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Oh, beautiful blossoms, pure and
Aglenm with dew from lite country
To rue, nt work In n clt.v street,
You bring fair visions of bygono
Clad days, when I hid In n mist of
To watch spring's delicate buds un
fold !And nil the riches I enred to glean
Were dnfsy silver mul buttercup
"Jls truo you come "of n lowly nice,
Nursed by tbo sunshine, fed by the
And yet you nre heirs to n nnnicloss
Which I Hill 10 tlml In my hothouse
And you breathe ou mo with your hon
Till in thought I stand on the wind
Where the brown bees hum o'er the
Or ring faint penis on the heather
I closo my eyes on tho crowded street,
I shut my ears to tho city's roar,
And 11 ni out In the opeti' with Hying
olt to your emerald haunts onco
But the harsh wheels grato on tho
And n sparrow chirrs at tho murky
And my bright dreams fade in tin
Of passionate longing and tender
1 A CHAPLAINS STOUY g
Jim Bourn nnd I were boys together
at Westminster, wo went to Oxford
together, to Bnllol, we took our degrees
together In tho classlcnl (honors)
school, and wo were ordained together
by the bishop of L as curates for
bis diocese. Here our paths separated
for soino years, nnd when next wo re
nowed our old friendship I was tho
vicar of tho town, still single, at thirty-four,
and Jim was the chaplain of
the famous Jail lu tho samo (own, and
Wo were talking In my study, ns In
olden times. Somehow the conversa
tion drifted to tho subject of a recent
newspaper article: "Ought Married
People to Have Any Secrets From
Each Other" I said "No." Jim said
"Yes." Wo both smilingly stuck to
our text. It was not often wo differed
In opinion, but this wns'ono case, any
how. "Why, Jim," said I, "you would have
been tho last person I should have ex
pected to take that line, for I am sure,
from what I have seen, that If over
two people were happy and loving thoy
are Ella and yourself. 1 can't con
ceive Of your huvlng any secret which
you would not wish Ella to know."
"Ah," retorted ho, with a peculiar
smile, "that's just It. Well. Ilowsou,
I'll tell you one, If you like, though,"
bo added, "It must remain a secret be
tween ua two. I have never spoken of
It to auyono In tho world, nnd never
aunll, except to yourseir."
"Thanks, Jim, you need not fear me,
ns you know. I'm only curious to
know tho case." And 1 assumed an
attitude of eager atteutlon to Jim's
"I was tho chaplain of Lowmarkct,
s you aro well aware, before I came
here. It Is n pretty place, and ono
wonders whatever mado the govern
ment build a jail there. However,
there It Is, nnd there was I. J'ho
amount of society that ouc got nt Low
market was perfectly Astonishing.
Had I the time nnd inclination for it,
I might have turned out a regular 'so
ciety' clergyman. As it was, I had a
full amount of lectures, soolrecs, par
ties and entertainments. Among the
people I got lu with, none were nicer
than the YOrks. Miss York, a maiden
lady of llfty, lived in a largo nnd beau
tifully furnished bouse, called 'Tho
Ccdnrs,' In tho best part of the town.
Sho wn8 known nil over tho district
for her charity, kindness of heart and
pure life. Everybody had u good word
for her, Nor was her niece, Ella York,
any less popular, Peoplo In Lowmar
kct fairly worshiped both of them.
"I was twenty-eight when I ilrst saw
Ella York, and at onco succumbed to
her charms. For weeks her praises
had been In my cars, and now, on
acquaintance, I found lier beauty, her
manners, her kindness of heart uot ono
whit less than report stated. I loved
her. Of course 1 could not say so nt
once, and whether, after two or three
meetings In tho course of my work
for Miss York, the elder, took gront
Interest lu our sphere of labor she
guessed my lovo and reciprocated It, I
could not then say, I found, from ju
dicious Inquiries, that Miss York Ella
had lived with her aont from child
hood; thnt she was now twenty-four;
that her mother was dead nnd her
father lived on the continent for his
health; also, thnt she was her aunt's
sole heiress. These facts were, of
course, only learned by degrees, ns ono
cannot go to the fountain head for
"After much heart-searching and de
bating with myself, I thought I saw
that Ella York was uot wholly Indif
ferent to me, and 1 resolved to ask her
to be my wife. I need not go Inbfcde
tails as to how 1 did It beyond saying
that It was ono summer morning rath
er more thau live years ago, when,
having gono to see her aunt, who was
out, I met Ella lu the grounds, and
after talking as we walked along on
various subjects, somehow It came out
unexpectedly and almost before I could
comprehend what It all meant, Ella
York had promised to be my wife, sub
ject to her aunt's consent.
"Hut her aunt didn't consent. I re
ceived a dainty note that night-how
tenderly I regarded It, nmvsoii! from
Ella, saying that she had spoken of
my visit to her aunt, and had told her
I wa coining to-morrow for her ap
proval; that MUs York had teen kind,
but acted rather straugely and wifd
Hbc would see me, but Mio could not
consent, us she did not wish to lose
Ella. My dear girl went on to say that
she bad In vain tried to get from her
any wore than this. ,,
I was lu a curious frame of mind
as 1 went nest morning to fcee Mjes
York. What could her objection really
be? Surely not to mo! My position,
my family, my life, were, I hoped, be
yond reproach. Even If It were 'a
question-of money, I had private
means enough, ns you know. As for
Miss York, well, of course. It would bo
lonely without Ella at first, after so
many years' companionship, but sure
ly, oho didn't expect her never to get
married I It was preposterous.
"I was destined not to know her ob
jection. An I approached the lodge the
portress met me.
" 'Oh, Mr. Bourn, this Is shocking!'
"I wob more puzzled than ever. Why
my engagement to Ella should be
'shocking' I couldn't see, nnd 1 no
doubt expressed It in my looks.
" 'So sudden, too, sir!' said the wo
man. Nobody expected It!'
" 'Whtttcvcr's the matter?' said I.
" 'Why, haven't you heard that Miss
York Is dead? No? Oh, dear! Poor
thing! Had a fit In the night, doctor
says; was qulto unconscious Avhcn
Miss Ella got there, aud died at 0
o'clock this morning!'
"My heart sank. I felt faint nnd
giddy. It wan some minutes before I
could move. You will never know how
It feels, Howson, unless you have such
n blow, which I hopo you never will.
But 1 nm bound to sny my ono
thought was, My poor, lonely, dar
"There wore no more details to be
learned about Miss Y'ork's death. She
was burled In Lowmarkct church
yard. Ella was III for weeks, and
could not seo even mo. When she was
well enough to attend to business, it
was found that she Inherited nil her
aunt's money, nnd, as she had already
.accepted me, wo wcro married a
twelvemonth afterward. She had
been awfully lonely, she said, since
Miss York's death, but no couple hnvc
over lived happier and been nenrer
nnd dearer to each other than Ella
nnd I. May God bless her!"
"Amen!" said I, solemnly and rever
ently. "Ella and I," pursued Jim, "could
never give the remotest guess as to
her aunt's objection to our engage
ment, nnd It would probably have re
mained a mystery to me. ns It has to
Ella, oven now, had It not been for tho
following clrcumstnnccs: Some time
ago I was sent for nt tho prison to seo
a rather desperate chnracter, whoso
ond was very nenr. Ho had been sent
beeu sent to seven years' pcnnl servi
tude some three years before, for forg
ery, aud after serving two years at
Portland had been sent to Lowmar
kct. His appcaiunco was superior to
that of the ordinary convict even
when a forger. Although I had seen
him several times and certainly been
struck with his face and appearance,
we could not bo said to be friendly, as
ho had been Indifferent to all my ad
vances. "I found him lying In the hospital,
and I soon saw that ho would not live
'"You seem pleased to see mo? I
"'Yep, sir,' replied No. ir2, "'I'm
glad you've come. I hardly expected
you would, considering how standoff
ish I've been. But 1 wanted to seo
you, us tho doctor says I'm not likely
to Inst much longer perhaps uot until
" 'There, well, never mind! Keep
your courage up, and you'll probably
deceive the doctor.'
"I talked to him about hts soul, and
spiritual things. That wo may pass
by, Howson. I believe ho was thor
oughly penitent. I nsked hint If there
was anything I could do for liira.
" 'Yes, sir, there Is one thing, if you
will. It's such a curious one I hardly
like to ask you.' Ills eyes looked
eagerly at me.
" 'Go on, said I; 'I'll do It. if nossl-
" 'I've hnd a queer life, sir,' said the
convict. 'I might have been some
body and done somo good, but I got
led astray after my marriage, and
uroKo too neart or my wire, who died
Soon afterward. Yes, I've led a bad
life, and It's precious few friends I've
hnd lately, anyhow, but I hope I may
be forgiven, ns you say God will par
don oven the worst of us. Aud ns
you'll promise me to do ono thing
when I nm dead, I shnll die happy.'
" 'I'll promise as far as I can,1 said
I. 'What Is it?'
" 'It's to take enre of your wife.' an
swered No. 102, smiling. 'I thought
that would astonish you!
" 'Take care of my wife!' I gazed at
him in amazement. 'Why, of course I
shall! But what Is that to you?'
" 'A great deal, said he.
" 'Why V
" 'Because she's my daughter!'
"I looked at him In terror and nsfon-
ishmcut, nnd was about to call the
nurse and send for tho doctor, feel lug
sure ho was nimbi lug, when ho said,
"'Sit down, sir, ploaBe. I can't talk
much longer. You need uot send for
Dr. Darton. I'm all right. I feared It
would give you a shock, sir, as It gave
mo one the llrst time I saw her here
with you. Ella York you sec, 1 know
her name all right was taken when
qulto a child, by her aunt, who dis
owned rac, and never told tho child
what her father was. In that she was
quite right. She changed her name
from Wilton to her mothers nnine of
York, and completed tho disguise.
Whenever I desired and, oh, sir, I did
often desire to seo Ella, my dnrllug,
Miss York always threatened me with
tho police, and I knew better than to
have them on my track, If 1 could help
It. Yes, sir, I sec you can't realize it
yet. but you'll find Ella Wilton's birth
and baptism In the registers nt North
field, nnd I give you my word It's
"I sat lu dumb silence. Whit could
I say. Ella, my Ella, a. convict's
" 'Please, sir, don't tell her,' said he.
'She uever has known. Don't let her
know. But I felt I must tell you, sir,
and his eyes looked plendlugly aud
wistfully at me.
"My senses had somewhat returned.
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tinlfillirn,l lint T taa tlinf -vfi-it -rm
..w, 17...M , v. VUUIOV UUI. A till.
t-ny Is true. But Elhi Is my own now,
nnd always shall bo while I live. I
wish I had not heard this, but It cau-
uot alter my love for Ella.'
"Thank God!' ho said 'And, sir.
there's one thing. The doctor says I
may sleep myself uway. Do you think
it could be managed for my darling to
give me one kiss ere I die Just one?'
" 'I'll try. Yes.' said I, 'she shall, If
you'll leave It to me.'
" 'I will. God bless you, Mr. Bourn.
"I left him. When I got home Ella
thought I was III, and indeed I was.
Overwork, I pleaded. In another hour
they came to tell me he was n Bleep aud
would not awake In this world.
"I took Ella with me to the hospital.
'Ella,' said 1,'"'a prisoner who Is dying,
nnd has no few friends, told mo to
day how he has seen you and would
like you to kiss him ere he died, as his
own daughter would have done. Will
" 'Certainly, darling.'
"And, with eyes full of tears, she
Tho unconscious form hnlf-rose; the
eyelids linlf-opcpcd; the face smiled.
She didn't know. Did lie?
"I led her away weeping, my own
heart full. I afterward verified bis
story. But Ella had never known any
more, Howson, nnd never will. Hiiro
Is sometimes a secret which should uot
bo shared between husband nnd wife,
Howson, Isn't there?"
"You're right, dear old Jim," said I,
an he grasped my hnud In silence, but
with tear-dlramcd eyes. "You're right,
old fellow, and God bless' you both."
MILK AS A DIET.
A 1'Iiynlflfin Proven n Theory by n
A medical mnn expresses the belief
that a person could live for any
length of time nnd take heavy oxcr
cIbc all tho while on no other food
thnn sweet milk. HIb conviction Is the
result of personal experiment. He
wanted to establish tho fact that per
sons convalescing from sickness may
grow stronger with no other nourish
ment than Bwcet milk, and they aro
not obliged to take "something solid"
to cat, as so many people Imngluc. Ho
holds that many a convalescent has
gone Into his grave as a result of over
taxing his wenk stomach by putting
'"solid" food Into It; and ho maintains
that the old belief as to bread being
tho first essential of human life is
shown by his experiments to be erro
neous. Ills test was to live thirty days
with only sweet milk as a nourish
ment. In the whole time he lost five
nnd a hnlf pounds In weight, but no
strength. Ho even attributes the loss
of weight to the warmth of the weath
er nnd to excessive exercise on the bl
cyclo and the dally manipulation of
sixteen-pound dumb bells and other
heavy weights. He took more exer
cise thnn usual in order to test the
thing fairly. On the seventh dny of
the experiment he ran several foot
races with a skillful runner nnd was
was beaten In ench race. On the thir
teenth day ho again pitted himself
against the same runner and did the
best of tho racing, which certainly
would tend to confirm hts statement
thnt ho lost no strength during the
thirty days test. He drank four pints
of milky dally during the last week.
Ho thinks a healthy person should
take about five pints of milk dally
when no other food Is being taken.
Ills practice was to drink milk at In
tervals of two hours during the day,
commencing nt 7 o'clock In the morn
ing and continuing until 10 at night.
After that he would take no more un
til next morning. New York Commer
SOME HISTORIC WATCHES.
Mnry of Seotlnutl Unit Severnl Grim
Mary of Scotland had her watches.
In those dnys there was great variety
In the shape of tho watch. A favorite
shape was that of a skull. Another
was that of a coflln. Descriptions ex
ist of f-overal of Mary's watches.
There was cno coltln-shnped In ti
crystal case. There was another lu
which cat-gut supplied the place of
tho Interior chain In tho modern
watch. One very marvelous piece of
workmanship in form of a skull Is the
property of tho Dick Lauder family.
It was originally the property of Mary.
Queen of Scots, and was bequeathed
to Mary Setoun, her maid of honor,
Feb. 7, 1357. On the forehead of the
skull are tho symbols of death, the
scythe and tho hour glass. At the
buck of the skull Is Time, and at the
top of the head arc the Garden of
Edeu and tho Crucifixion. The watch
Is opened by reversing tho skull. In
side aro tho holy family, angels, and
shepherds with their flocks. The
works form the brains. The dial plate
Is the palate. Another skull-shaped
wnteh which belonged to Mnry was
a gift from her husband, Francis II.
Arnold of the Strand presented George
HI., lu 1701, a watch of his manufac
ture set In a ring. Later, In 1770, ho
presented the king with n small re
pcntlng watch also set In a ring, the
cylinder of which was made of an
Orlentnl ruby. The czar of Russia,
when ho heard of these mites of
watches, offered Arnold 1,000 guineas
If he would make one for him, but
tho artist would not couscnt. Jewel
Caterpillars In IlrlRht Colors.
More thnn twenty-five years ago
Mr. Alfred Russell Wallace predicted
that It would be found that brilliantly
colored and conspicuous caterpillars
wero uot among tho favorite food of
birds, although dull-looking caterpil
lars are devoured by them with groat
avidity. Various observations and ex
periments since then have tended to
conllrm Mr. Wallace's conclusion.
His Idrti was thnt the bright colors
of certain caterpillars aro tho result
of natural selection, the caterpillars
that originally possessed such colors
having also possessed some peculiar
ity, such as the secretion of acrid
juices, which rendered them distaste
ful to the birds. As tho conspicu
ously marked caterpillars wcro thus
let alone by their ouemles they tend
ed to Increase ut the expense of their
less brilliantly colored relatives.
Experiments have shown thnt birds
actually do avoid the bright-colored
caterpillars as a rule. And this seems
I almost to have become a second ua-
i ture, for a jackdaw, which had be?n
I ,-al8lKl, m ptlvlty, nucl hail had no
experience In Judging the edible qual-
Itles of caterpillars, was observed to
regard tho brilliant caterpillar of the
figure-of-elght moth with suspicion
and aversion, although It eagerly de
voured dull, plain eaterplllcrs placed
within Its reach. When it was driven
by hunger to attack the other It tlnnlly
refused to cut It, giving plain evi
dence that there was something dis
tasteful about the prey. Philadelphia
IP I SHOULD DIB TO SIGHT.
If I should die tonight,
And you should cpmo to my cold
Weeping nnd heartsick o'er my life
If I should die to-night.
And you should come in deepest grief
And sny, "Here's thnt ten dollars that
I might arise In my large white
And say, "What 'a that?"
If I should die to-night,
And you should come to my cold corpse
Clasping my bier to show the grief
I sny, If I should die to-night
Aud you should come to me nnd there
Just hint 'bout pnyln' rac that ten,
I might arise the while,
But I'd drop dead again.
The late Master of Trinity, London, -wns
asked by a lady whether n cer
tain florid divine had not "a great deal
of taste." Tho reply was: "Yes, in
deed, madam and all of It bad."
Stclnltz, tho chess-player, sometimes
becomes so absorbed In considering a
problem thnt ho will Btand still In the
most crowded thoroughfare. It Is re
lated of him that ou one occasion he
caused such an obstruction that a po
liceman told him to move on. "Excuse
mo," replied the champion absently,
"but it your move."
When General Lafayette wns on his
last visit to this country, two young
men were Introduced, lie said to one:
"Are you married?" "Yes. sir," was
tho reply. "Happy man!" remarked
tho general. He then put the samo
question to tho other, who replied: "I
am a bachelor." "Lucky dog!" re
marked the gcuernl.
Poole, tho tailor, was a most accom
modating gentleman, nnd wns often
Invited to the houses of "the great."
When staying with a certain noble
ninn, ho was asked one morning by
his host what he thought of the party
who had assembled at table the night
before. "Why. very pleasant Indeed,
your grace; but perhaps a little mix
ed." "Hang it nil, Poole!" responded
the Jovial peer, " I couldn't have all
A mild bit of repartee Is reported In
the Youth's Companion as having oc
curred between the poet Saxe and
Oliver Wendell Holmes. They were
talking about brain fever, when Mr.
Saxe remarked :,"I once hnd an attack
of brain fever myself." "How could
you lmvo brain fever?" asked Dr.
Holmes, smiling; "It Is only strong
brains that have brain fever." "How
did you find that out?" asked Saxe.
Judge Andrews, of Georgia, once
whnn n Plinillilnln fnr pnvnrnnr nf I H
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how his friends hnd pressed him to
be a candidate, aud that the olllcc was
seeking him; ho was not seeking the
olllce. "In fnct," ho exclaimed,, "the
olllco of governor has been following
me for the last ten years." At this
point a tall countryman at the rear of
the audience rose. "But hero's yer
consolation, judge!" he shouted; "you
are galnln on It all the time! It'll nev
er catch you!" This cheering prophecy
proved to be correct.
When Professor Aytoun wns woo
ing Miss Wilson, the daughter of
Christopher North," editor of Black
wood's Magazine, ho obtained the
lady's consent conditionally on that of
her father being gaired. Tills Aytoun
was too shay to ask, and he prevailed
upon tho young Indy to ask for It her
self. "We must deal tenderly with his
feelings," said hearty old Christo
pher; "I'll write my reply on a slip
of paper, and pin It on your back."
"Papa's answer Is on the back of my
dress," said Miss Jane, as she entered
the drawing room. Turning her round
the delighted suitor read these words:
"With the author's compliments."
A humorous scene was enacted In
the superior cout room nt Jnckson,
Gn., recently (according to the Atlanta
Constitution). A negro had been
charged with burglarizing a store.
Colonel Watklns defended him, nnu
wns about to open the case with a
well-prepared oration of hlsdnnoceueo
when the negro quietly informed the
colonel that he desired to plead guilty.
Judge Beck accordingly read the law
In the case, and sentenced the negro
for ten years. Dumfounded nt this
long sentence the negro rolled his eyes
round and beckoned Colonel Wntklns
to come forward, and when the lawyer
reached bis side, the negro gently
whispered: "Say, Mr Wndklus, kalu't
yer 'peal fer a new trial?"
The editor of the Public Men of To
Duy Series, when a little boy at Up
pingham, was detected at a Greek
Testament lesson with a Bible oil his
knee, from which, of course he was
cribbing. His class master stalked up
to him. "What have you there, my
boy?" The boy, seeing that no escape
was possible, brazened it out with: "A
book, sir. of which no one need be
ashamed." He, too, Is credited with
the famous reply to the dean of Trin
ity College, Oxford. Ho was being
hauled up by the dean for some au
dacious breach of college rules, and
made a perfectly glib mid satisfactory
excuse. "No. no, sir," said the dean;
"that won't do this time, You told mo
the exact opposite last term. "I know
I did." said tho culprit; "but that was
Dr. Jephson, of Leamington, one
day was culled ou by a very grand
dame, the Marchioness of . Hav
ing listened to a description of her
malady, tho oracle pronounced judg
ment: "An egg and u cup of tcu for
breakfast, then walk for two hours;
a slice of cold beef and half n glass of
madeira for luncheon, then walk ngalu
fo: nvo hours; fish (except salmon)
nnd a cutlet or wing of fowl for dl"-
at VMfffjJWir'M"AVfrP i""
SfZr&r ' V) it li 1 tO
ncr, with a single glass of madeira' or
claret; to bed at ten, nnd rise nt six,
etc. No carriage exercise, plense."
"But doctor," she exclaimed at last,
thinking he was mistaken. In his visi
tor, "pray do you know who I am?
Do you know ahem! my. position?
"Perfectly, madam," was the reply;
"I am prescribing for nn old woman
with a deranged stomach."
The Rev. John Brown, of Hadding
ton, the author of the "SclMnterpret
lng Bible," wns a man- of singular
bashfulncss. Ills courtship lasted sev
en years. Six and a half years had
passed away, and tho roveralid gen
tlemnn bad got no further than he had
been In the first six days. A step In
ndvnneo must bo made, nnd Mr.
Brown summoned nil his courage for
the deed. "Janet." said he, one dny,
ns they sat In solemn silence, "we've
beeu acquainted now six years aud
mnlr, and I've ne'er gotten a kiss yet.
D'ye think I might take one, my bon
nle InsB?" "Just as you like, John; only
be becoming nnd proper wl' It."
"Surely, Janet; we'll ask a blessing."
Tho blessing was asked, the kiss wns
taken, and the worthy divine, over
powered with the blissful sensation,
most rapturously exclaimed:: "Heigh,
lass, but It Is gudo! We'll return
thanks!" Six months later the pious
couple were mado one flesh.
A Splendid Example of It Reported
from the South.
A wealthy slave owner of the cot
ton belt entered the southern army,
fought bravely and brilliantly, and
died In one of the closing battles of
the war. Ills widow was left penni
less, with largo plantations Incumber
ed with mortgages, nnd 100 or ilioro
cmnnelpafcd negroes who had ceased
to bo her property. Her business af
fairs were mismanaged by agents nnd
lawyers, and she lost one plantation
after another. Her health failed, and
In her old nge she became wholly de
pendent upon one of her former slaves.
This negro wns grateful to hoc for
having given him a start after the
wnr. Learning from experience thafe
she could not mnnnge plantations suc
cessfully, she hnd rewarded the fidel
ity of a smnll group of emancipated
slaves by deeding over to them out
right small farms. This negro receiv
ed In this way a farm of twenty-six
acres, with a cabin.
He prospered from the outset, no
made a living out of the ground, and
saved every year a little money. In
the course of a few years he bought
another farm and doubled his re
sources. Other purchases followed,
intll he was a truck farmer with con
siderable wealth. He did not forget
his old plantation mistress In his pros
perity. When she had lost all her
property, and there wns no other
friend to take care of her In her old
age. this negro rescued her from desti
tution. Ho became her most faithful
friend. Both are still llviug. On tho
first day of every month the negro
farmer draws a check for $100 and
scuds It to the aged lady whose slave
he was In his boyhood. At first she
was unwilling to become bis pensioner
but ho pressed help upon her with
tears In his eyes, telling her that he
would never have got on In the world
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uounty is now ncr only resource. -
The Rank AVnn CIonciI.
One night recently a resident of
Manchester procured some crabs and
tied them up In a paper. He reached"
home nt midnight and In the quiet of
tho parlor uudld the package. The
fish had apparently gone to sleep for
tho night, and to give them some ani
mation he poured a few drops of
whisky on them from a convenient
bottle, and then emptied the creatures
Into his trousers pockets. Soon all
was quiet in bis bedroom, and he suc
cessfully counterfeited his nccu.i turned
Scandinavian snore. Then the part
ner of his bosom quietly arose and
proceeded to do some banking busi
ness with his trousers, which Jnuig
on their usual peg. It Is said thai
"Freedom shrieked when Kosciusko
fell." Well, if she ever shrieked ns
did this foiunlo when she got a couple
of mad crabs on the ends of her t.tper
fingers it would have scaled all tho
whitewash off every celling In Poland.
When a woman can yell so 'hat It
curdled all the milk In tiie neighbor
hood you can rest assured that, an
the saying Is, there Is rionicthiug in
the air. She continued to shriek lutll
she exhausted all the atmosphere
there was in the house, by which time
the crabs got frightened and let go of
their own accord. Philadelphia Times.
EiikIImIi Ofllcers AVenr Armor.
In discussing the modern use of
armor by officers and men In the for
eign "little wars" of to-day, on Eng
lish accoutrement-maker says: "I give
you my assurance that an Immense
number of the otllcers of our army
and navy who go on foreign service,
especially when one of our 'little wurs'
is expected, provide themselves with
certain easily recognized protections.
These, mind you. are well-known arti
cles of trade to the service. The com
monest nnd most useful type of these
protections consist of tine but beauti
fully tempered single chains, lnclused
in soft leather, which run ulong the
shoulders, down the outer side of the
arms nnd over certain parts of the
body. These can either be sewn Into
a particular tunic or they can be ad
justed separately and put on like har
ness. Tho most valuable of all chains,
In connection with accoutrements, are
those which guard the head, und lu
cases where the regulation cap or hel
met Is not sufficiently protected lu this
way specially made chains aro sewed
Inside the same and covered by tho
lining.' London Tld-Blts.
She turned upon him imperiously:
"What have you to my for your
self?" The dudo cowered before her.
abashed, and then passed through the
door without a word.
She shook her head sadly.
"Ouce more Is the old saying verified
'It goes without saying!'
She gently locked the door behind
SHOTVH BY THE TEETH.
Tralta of Character Indicated by.
Their1 Shnpe and Sice.
Small, "short, sqdarc teeth, When
tound, nre indicative of great bodily
vigor and strength. They are rarely
found In the mouth of an intelligent
man. Many very vnln women have
noticeably long, narrow, fragile teeth.
You need not look for much force
from their possessors. The huntsman
looks carefully at his dog's teeth and
selects his canine companion only af
ter such an examination. The horse
man Invariably looks first nt the
mouth und teeth In passing Judgment
on a horse.
The condition of tho mouth Is just
ns slgnltlcnnt In human beings. Long,
projecting teeth denote a grasping dis
position, especially when great
breadth Is seen at the upper part of
the nose next the check. Usually
long and narrow side teeth, commonly
called cyo teeth, arc the accompani
ment of doglike tenacity. People with
there teeth often curiously resemble
dogs when they nre ungry nnd show
their teeth as an enraged dog will
they snarl literally. They will often
have long, nnrrow diands, slender, ten
acious lingers aud narrow feet. With
a strong under jaw, projecting very
slightly, nnd these long teeth, the
subject will fight to the death before
yielding; with a receding chin, the
indications aro ambition, self-conceit
and failure to really accomplish great
things. A'ery resolute, determined
women usually have strongly set teeth
but from a habit of compressing the
lips do not display them often.
Almost all men remarkable for en
ergy nnd strength of will have the
Fame cast of mouth and jaw notably
Napoleon. Luther, Caesar nnd Frede
rick the Great. It Is said that .nearly
all red-headed people have rather
short upper lips, rising In the center,
displaying the front teeth, and that
they are singularly susceptible to flat
tery and exhibit a great desire for ap
probation. Men of great resolution have fre
quently rather large teeth, with a de
velopment of the jawbone In the cen
ter amounting to a projection and pro
ducing n noticeable fullness there.
This characteristic Is Increased in the
subjects who combine it with straight
and rather long eyebrows. Arching
eyebrows are always a sign of a more
easily moved nature.
Small, pointed teeth denote many
unplensant characteristics. When ac
companied by nearsighted, rough eyes,
n pug or snub nose and noticeably
small and sometimes very pretty cars,,
their owner will be found to possess
many catlike attributes. Boston Iler
An Experiment Shovrlntr the Diuikit
of u Ilrlef NcKleet.
Some years ago experiments were
carried on at Sandy Hook. In the
United States, with steam boilers, un
der various conditions, nnd among
them was a case In which u boiler was
exploded deliberately nnd experiment
ally by over-pressure; but the manner
In which the application of different
pressures wns made, and tho results
thereof, teach a rather startling lesson
in the line of what might happen un
der careless management. An old
steamboat boiler had been removed
and finally turned over to the experi
menters for the good of the engineer
ing profession. The boiler had been,
when last In use, tested by hydrostat
ic pressure up to llfty-nine pounds,
had been allowed by the steam-boiler
inspectors of tho district to carry a
working pressure of thirty pounds,
and, soon after being removed, was
subjected to nn experiment which re
sulted in a violent explosion, com
pletely demolishing the boiler.
Tho records commence with a steam
pressure of 20 1-2 pounds, nnd In
thirteen minutes the boiler exploded
with tcrrillc violence at a pressvue of
-ttJ 1-2 pounds, or 5 1-2 below the hy
drostatic test pressure. The rise of
ptcaiu pressure during the experiment
was fairly uniform, and when 50
pounds was reached some of the stay
bolts parted, In tho welds, the crow
feet remaining In place. Then, a few
minutes later, quite contrary to the
accepted belief as to old boilers grad
ually giving out with little or no vio
lence, the entire boiler exploded like
an immense bombshell, leaving noth
ing at the location but a mass of mu
tilated tubes. If that boiler had been
In useful service and subject to neg
lect at various times, with the pres
sure going to no one knows where,
nt somo time or other, a few minutes'
nbfcncc of the llremnn or engineer,
coupled with an overloaded safety
valve, would have caused the most
destructive sort of a boiler explosion,
with the usual mysterious accompani
ments. Cassler's Magazine.
Seen Throunrh the Eyes
Mr. Ohauncey Dopew Is snld to derive
huge enjoyment out of nn evening In
bis own house. There nre callers every
half hour or so, but ho Is so used to
It that It never worries him. He has
a splended library, and has a
particularly retentive memory.. In a
night nt home be can read up and re
tain enough fresh material with which
to build a dozen good speeches on a
a big variety of subjects. Political
leaders, railroad men, newspaper re
porters and a few friends troop In on
Mr. Depew In a night, and on the
evenings thnt ho attends a dinner, a
meeting or the theatre there arc al
ways n number of people waiting In
his house to see him on his arrival
home. Even In bisi sleep he Is not safe
from the always present culler. At 1,
2 nnd 3 o'clock In the morning there Is
often a loud ring at the Depew door
bell, and when the great speaker ppkes
his head out of the second-story
window he finds a reporter Availing to
Interview him on some late piece of
telegraphic news. Mr. Depew never
lofes his temper. He can talk in h!a
nightgown from the second-story
window at 3 n. in, as well as he can
in evening clothes behind the toast
table at Delmonlco's. No reporter, no
matter at what hour of the day or
night, who goes to Interview Mr,
Depew on any reasonable subject
comes away empty-handed, and that is
one of the main reasons of his Inter
national popularity. Manthcgtcr
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