Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, November 01, 1895, Image 5

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A Fall-nigged SoUInc Ship with 1'Uo
Malta roar Hundred and Trtenty
lr Feet I.ottff unit Fifty-two Feet
Onr Horn. '
lilTTLB more than
three years have
passed since the
proud German five
master, Maria Rlck-
nicr8, started from
inn English port on
Us flrBt voyage,
from which lt'iicvcr
returned. It disap
peared w It h o u t
leaving a trace
Only one sailing vessel ot similar di
mensions has been built since( we re
fer, to tho French five-master, La
France); but now Germany has become
tho possessor of the largest sailing ves
sel In the world. On June 8 of this
year, tho five-master, Potosl, wos
launched from tho yards of Tecklen
borg, and a short tlmo ago started on its
first voyago to Iqulque, says the Illus
trated Zeitung. Tho vessel Is owned by
the well-known Hamburg house of F.
Laelsz, and Its command was given to
Captain Hllgendorf, who has made re
markably quick voyages with other
vessels built in tho Tecklenborg yards
and enjoys a very high reputation for
anility. The Polos is so enormous.
that other sailing vessels which have
been considered large' appear like
dwarfs .beside It. -It Is about 420 feet.
C inches long; 5fcctn. Inches broad and
32 feet 0 inches deep. It has a capacity'
of 0,160 tons, or 550 tons more than that
of La France. Tho uninitiated may
obtain a better Idea of tho great size
f this vessel from tho following figures:
5,511,500 pounds of Iron were used In Its
construction, and the vessel, which will
make regular trips to the Western coast
of South America for saltpetre, can car
ry about 13,227 bags of this Bait. For
the transportation of tho same quantity
.by. rail, 600 doubo cars .would.-,be re-,
quired, vhlch.if coupled together, would
make a train more than three miles
Tho Potosl carries 39 sails, that are
made of canvas nearly two feet wide,
and If all of these pieces ot canvas were
tewcd together they would make a strip
nearly one and one-half miles long.
Tho vessel can carry as many people
as there aro in a city tho size of Bremen.
The Potosl excels other sailing ves
sels not only In size, but also In the el
egance of Its construction and fitting
The Maria Rtckmers was 'built In an
X uu mui it .nti;iiiuvia hud uuih 111 u
English yard, but, as we have said, tho
Potosl was constructed In Germany and
is a specimen of shipbuilding of which
all Germans may well bo proud. May
good fortune attend her In nil her voy
ages. nrautlet of tho Mute-Hal T.lfp.
All the hymns, ail the prayers, all the
scripture reading aro as nothing un
less you make thelrbeauty come Into
your dally life, writes Ruth Ashmore.
Take some of the care off the shoulders
of the busy mother; make life seem
more pleasant by your gracious thought
of that father who toils all day long.
Make it easier for a outer to dislike
the wrong and do the right; show a
brother the rosy side ot the croBS and
so make It lighter for him to carry.
And do all this, not with loud protes
tations, but quietly and gently, lotting
God's name be whispered In your heart,
and being only the sister and daughter
without forcing the knowledge that you
'are the Christian. Then, very soon
some one will realize that your beauti
ful life Is lived for Christ's sake, and
' then you will represent Him as all
, women should, not by speaking from
the pulpit, not by giving commands,
but by living every day the life that HS
would wish should be yours.
A Cable Quarrel.
The cable was once the medium for
a lovera' quarrel, which took place be
tween a lady In New York and a gen-
tleraan.ln France. The (.heroine was
no other than that divine French ar
tiste whose genius we all admire. The
gentleman was a dramatic author, now
no more. This curious quarrel took
'place one Sunday, the cable being
Joined through direct. It bristled with
passionate reproaches, bitter, stinging
sarcasms, couched in picturesque
French. The sceno was intensely dra
matic. Both the actorsso near and yet
o far, trembled wltliTjealous passion
as their bitter sarcasms were flashed
through the colls of this gigantic sea
serpent.' Mutual complaints, re
proaches and threats continued, until
a last stinging sarcasm from France
reduced the excitable artiste to a state
of nervous excitement which culmina
ted in hysterics. The cable was then
restored to Its normal condition and the
artiste to her senses. London Standard.
ApprcbenaiVe That the Pathway Wm
Not On of -flower.
Letters from Lincoln to his closest
friend, Joshua Fry Speed, subsequent
to tho latter's mnrrlage, betray an anx
ious and impatient desire to learn It
marriage is a pathway of flowers and
sunlight, and not of darkness and pain
tho two had morbidly feared It to be.
John Gilmer Speed presents theso.hlth
erto unpublished letters bearing upon
"Lincoln's Hesitancy to Marry," in tho
Ladles Home Journal. In one Lincoln
"It cannot bo told how it now thrills
me with Joy to hear you say you are
'far happier than yon ever expected to
be.' That much I know Is enough. I
know you too well to supposo your ex
pectations were not, at least Bometlmes,
extravagant, and If tho reality exceeds
them all, I say, enough, dear Lord. I
am not going beyond tho truth when I
tell you that the short space It took me
to read your last letter gave mo moro
pleasure than the sum total ot nil I
have enjoyed since tho fatal first of
January, 1841. Since then, it aeems to
me, I should have been entirely happy
but for the never-absent Idea that there
is one (referring to Miss Mary Todd)
who Is still unhappy, whom I have con
tributed to make so. That still kills my
soul. I cannot but reproach" myself for
even wishing to be happy while sho is
otherwise. She accompanied a large
party in tho railroad cars to Jackson
ville last Monday? and on her return
spoke eo'that I heard of lf.of having en
Joyed the Irlp exceedingly." God bo
praised Ifor that." One thing I can tell
you which I know you will be glad to
hear, and that is that X have-Seen Mary
and Bcrutlnlzed"'her'feellnga'as well as
I could, and am fully c6iivlnccdBho 13
"far happTer now (Klin she' lias been for
the last fifteen months past."
Eight months after Speed had mar
ried Mr. Lincoln wrote him:
"But I want to ask a close question:
'Are you now In feeling as well as
Judgment glad that you are married as
you are? From anybody but me this
would-be an imprudent question not to
be tolerated; but I know youwlllpardon
it in me. Please answer It quickly, as I
am Impatient to know."
Mr. Lincoln's object in asking this
"close question" is manifest. Mr. Speed
gave the answer quickly and satisfac
torily, and on the fourth of November
(1842), one month exactly after tho
question had been submitted, Mr. Lin
coln was married.
I)ack That Won't Swim.
Boston Journal. Many things are
said to be as natural as that ducks
take to water. But a writer in a
French magazine tells of ducks that
i ih,i.uuuj imiu m uiti . iucio wuic
three of them, and they had lived somo
nntimlln Itfiturl irnlni. FTli.t..A .
years In Paris, where they had a small
basin and their dally bath. Their own
er finally took them to the country to
live beside a fine lake, thinking it the
ideal place for the amphibious. What
was his surprise, on putting them Into
the lake, to seo them instantly
scramble ashore and waddle Indian file
to a neighboring stable, whence they
never .came out save to feed. Never
could they be induced to remain in the
water save by force or fear, and when
there they always drew close together,
so as to occupy no more space than
their bath basin in Paris. They were
thoroughly afraid of the lake, and they
never became used to It. In Picardy,
it seems, young ducks are often kept
from tho water in order to protect them
from water rats and prevent them from
eating things that might injure their
flavor when they appear upon the table.
Ducks thus brought up until their full
growth of feathers is acquired refuse
to enter the water, and, If forced in,
sometimes drown. After all, what does
instinct amount to?
A Ilrown Leaf.
In the "woods today a leaf fluttered
It waswrjnkled and old and bent and
But it met the wind and began to play,
And I watched It until It whirled away.
And I could but wonder, when time and
'Should have made me old and bent as
the leaf,
Would my heart be as young and full
of glee
As the brown leaf playing In front of
On a Roof Garden.
She, (dreamily): "Meyerbeer always
brings such sweet recollections to me."
He (from Cincinnati): "I never feel any
effects from It, but It I take Rhine wine
Jt goes to my head."
The Color-Hearer.
Whene'er this man was angry
He patriotic gTew; '
His face. got red, he then turned white.
And made the air look blue.
Know, then, thyself; presume not God
to -scar-;
The r roper study of mankind Is man.
Savagery of Bome reople Who Cat
Thtmtelve Civilized.
Tho savngsry of savages Is as noth
ing to tho Bnvngcry of some creatures
who are brought tip In civilized com
munities and call themselves civilized
also. Wo have fow records of In
dians or Zulus wnntonly destroying
pictures or books or statuary unless
they thought them "bad modlclno" and
hold devils. Yet, how far could ono of
our city thugs and loafers be trusted
in tho presence ot a work of art or a
thing of beauty? It seems to be a eort
of Instinct with him to throw a Btono
whenever ho socs flowers or ornaments,
or to pull out a knlfo and hack at them,
or to upset or scratch or lnjuro them.
In a certain blind nnd brute way per
haps his conduct gives him n flatter
ing senso of power. He cannot mnko
anything useful or beautiful himself,
but ho can destroy it. Tho only way
to euro theso vandals appears to bo
either to cducato them early or drown
them. Drowning Is the lenBt expen
sive, but there Is a public prejudice
against It, bo for a few centuries we
must expect to seo our public buildings
defaced, our metal work bent and
scratched, our plato glass broken, our
street lights ahattorcd, our pictures
Jabbed with canes and umbrellas, our
mirrors marked with Initials carved by
diamond rings, our rugs and carpets
and wood work spat upon, our walls
scribbled with names, our streets made
depositories of filth and our books torn
and dog-eared: for It takes n long time
to cure a vandal ot his vandalism. Ono
needs to begin with his, father. Thoro
Is bo closo a relation between tho wan
tonness. of tho do&troycr and the dark
er jdeedB of tho criminal that perhaps
wo are Justified invkecping n.EUsptclous
watch on any man, woman or chlldwho
will destroy plants, books and pictures
or throw stones at helpless animals.
Tho excesslvo aggression that mutilates
and makes ugly will trespass on others'
enjoyments, rights and properties with
but little more development. This Is
seen particularly in tho case of bur
glars. These follows, not content with
stripping a house ot all they can get,
not infrequently destroy what they
cannot carry away. They burn papers,
tear paintings from their frames,
smash furniture, break glass and other
wise act like Incarnate fiends. It might
not bo a bad idea in case of tho cap
ture of these men to impose sentences
graded to accord with tho amount of
damage they had worked. It would
make others of their tribe a little more
considerate perhaps. On general
principles these wanton destroyers
should go to prison, anyway. Ex.
A Common
Knoticli Story
l'ortray a
Vathetlc Moral.
Not long ago I met a young lady in
poverty whom I had previously known
In wealth, and this was, in substance,
the Btory sho told me: "Father died
suddenly In Washington, and the pro
fessional skill through which he had
coined money for us died with him. I
am not weeping because we are poor.
I am broken-hearted because none ot
us saw that he was dying. Was it not
pitiful that he should think It best not
to tell any of us that he was sick? And
I, his petted daughter, though I knew
he was taking opium to soothe his great
pain, was so absorbed by my lovers,
my games and my dresses, that I Just
hoped It would all come right. If I
could only remember that even onco I
had pitied his suffering or felt nnxlous
about his life, I might bear his loss
The Btory is common enough. Many
a father, year after year, goes in and
out of his homo carrying the burden
and doing tho labor of life, while those
whom he tenderly loves hold with but
careless hands all of honor and gold
he wins by toll and pain. Then some
day his head and hands can work no
more! And tho hearts that have not
learned the great lesson of unselfish
lovo whle love was their teacher must
now begin their Bad duty when love
has left them alone forever.
Uoium and the Pose.
Dumas, tho elder, had a dog as hos
pitable as his master, and tho dog once
invited twelve others to Monte Crlsto,
Dumas' palace, named after his fam
ous novel. Dumas' factotum in chief
wished to drive off tho whole pack.
"Michael," said the great romancer,
"I have a social position to sustain. It
entails a fixed 'amount of trouble and
expense. You say that I have thirteen
dogs and that they are eating mo out
of houso and home. Thirteen! What an
unlucky number!"
"Monsieur It you will permit there
Is but one thing left to do. I must drive
them all away."
"Never, Michael!" replied Dumas.
"Never! Go at once and find me a four
teenth dog!"
Covering a Oraver Crime.
Mrs. Outertown; "That Mr. Subbubs
shows moro consideration for his
neighbors than any manI ever saw."
Mr. Outertown (astonished): "Consider
ation! Good heavens! Do you call It con
sideration to wheel a lawn-mower up
and down his grass plot every morn
ing at 6 o'clock?" Mrs, Outertown:
"Yes; but he does it so the neighbors
will not hear his daughter practicing
her singing lessons."
Unlucky Speecbei.
"Wouldn't you like some music, pro
fessor?" "No, thanks. I'm quite happy
as I am. To tell you the truth, I prefer
the worst possible conversation to the
best music tbero is."
Would Do III 1'art.
Edltorr""Yes, we need a man. Do you
know how to run a newspaper?". Appli
cant: "No, sir; but I'm willing to learn.
I've been In the business over ten
Resident of the Valley ot Zoar Who
for Four tleneratlon Itava Developed
Clavr-I.lke ringer and Toei- -Heredity.
HE most pictur
esque stream In
Western Now York
is tho Cattaraugus.
Through most of Us
course it Is tho
boundary between
the couutles ot Erie
and Cattaraugus,
nncHt hrnot a largo
stream except when
molting anow or-nu-
tumn rains havo swelled It Into a tor
rent. Rich farms, wooded slopes, deep
gorges, wIiobo lofty walls form the high
banks, ns tho nntlvcs call them, and a
tangled wilderness where nature still
ruiiB riot, ns sho has from tho first;
these mark the course of tho Cntturau
gUB. The Indian name Is Itself musical
ly expressive, and rocallB tho days when
only red men occupied Its banks. There
nro still Indians along It, nnd tho res
ervation named tor It contains most ot
the few remaining members ot tho Sen
eca tribe, onco tho possoBSor of nil the
region from Lako Erlo to nnd beyond
t-the. Oencsflec.
The reservation begins near tho vil
lage of Gowandn, and Just above there,
phut In byhlgh-hills, Is tho .wildest
and most inaccessible spot In tho whole
region, thevvalloy of Zoar. -How or from
whom tho placo received Its' Biblical
name;-or what Is the semblance between
this secluded spot and the city which,
In the Old Testament story, figures
nlong with Sodom and Gomorrah, are
matters which not even tho oldest In
habitant Is nblo to explain. Here
among tho hills, ,whcre Btrnngo faces
nro rarely scon, Is concealed a remarka
ble example of nature's occasional va
garies and the strango persistence ot
abnormalities through acridity. Among
the tew residents of Zoar there aro sev
eral families of claw-fingered persons.
They are not wild nor hair covored, nt
least not more so than most ot the folk
nlong the Cattaraugus, but nearly all ot
them have a curious deformity of the
fingers nnd toes which gives them their
name. They havo lived there many
years, and -although their neighbors
are still Inclined to look' upon them
somewhat askance, they aro no longer
regarded. ns especially wonderful, nnd
one might travel through the vnlley a
dozen times without once hearing n
word about its strange inhabitants.
In driving through tho vnlloy recently
the writer came across an old farmer
loading hemlock bark by the roadside,
and inquired for the claw-fingered res
idents. Although tho residents of Zoar usual
lyrefcr to their Btrange neighbors us
a tribe, they use the word only as It is
frequently employed In rural districts
In speaking of any large family. They
arc by no mans looked upon as a sep
arate order of beings. Still there Is a
strong social prejudice against them.
Although this prejudice has not been
sufficient to pi event marrlagcB with
other families in tho neighborhood, It
has discouraged such marriages. The
consequence Is that "thoro has been
much Intermarrying In tho family, and
this may have something to do with the
perpetuation ot tholr deformity.
As well as can be learned, the pecul
iar digital formation of tho claw-fingered
folks hus existed in Zoar through
four generations. In the early part of
the century a man named Robblns set
tled in Zoar. He was remarkable be
cause his fingers and toes were so bent
that they resembled clawB somewhat
more than they did human digits. In
other respects, there was nothing par
ticularly striking about his appearance.
His strange, claw-like hands and toes
became objects of considerable curios
ity, but it does not appear that Robblns
ever explained the origin ot his de
formity. Of course, after It reappeared
In his descendants It became the gen
eral opinion that Robblns himself In
herited it. Others bellevo that he was
the founder of the claw-fingered fam
ily, and that ho settled In this remote
spot because ot his disfigurement.
Several children were born to Mr.
nnd Mrs. Robblns, nnd all of them nad
the usual number of fingers and toes
of the usual 'size and- appearance, in
the succeeding generation, however,
the claw fingers reappeared, and since
.then they have been found on some
I members of every family that claimed
descent from the man who introduced
them into Zoar. A peculiar thing about
this strange family .heritage is that it Is
impossible to tell whero or in what
form It will appear. Sometimes It If
inherited from the father, sometimes
from the mother; sometimes It appears
In all the children of a family, at others
only In one or two out of a largo num
ber; sometimes a father and mother
who, have well-formed hands and feet
will bring up a' family of children all
of whom are badly, and perhaps vari
ously, deformed. Again parents whoso
hands are bo deformed as to be un
sightly will have children all with
hands perfectly straight Occasionally
the deformity will appear In a person's
bands and not in his feet, or vice versa.
Sometimes it is In the right hand or
foot and not In his left; and so on till
all the possible combinations are ex
hausted. The term claw-fingered cer
tainly would not fit more than half ot
those with deformed extremities. Ot
course none of them has-what could
properly be called claws.
An Affinity.
He; "That was a queer freak of
Price's marrying a woman twice his
age. I wonder how It came about?" She:
Naturally enough. He was without
noney anJ 3he was without Price'
Edward W. flok Contend That It ExUrt
Best In Smaller Cltlt.
It Is whentwo go into the smaller
cities of our country that wo find the
real American life, tho truest phases of
American living, writes Edward W.
Bok In an nrtlclc on "Where American
Life Really Exist," In thoLndles'Home
Journal. Ono need only go Into such
charming anddellRhtful homoltles as
Albany," Troy,' Syracuse, Blnghamton,
Rochester and Buffalo In New York
state, or In such spots ot charming In
tellectuality as New Haven or Hart
ford in Connecticut, or Springfield,
Worcester or Lowell In. Massachusetts,
to see how. far removed from tho truest
nnd happiest wny of living aro the peo
ple ot the lnrger cities. American. homo
life and'ovcrythlng that 1b upllttingsln
Amerlcnn domesticity nro porfe,ct.ly
fragrant in such cities ob Milwaukee,
Indianapolis, Louisville, Cleveland or
Cincinnati. Peoplo Hvo In thei-e cities
nB if they enjoy living. The very ex
teriors o! homes in theso cities breathe
forth a wholesome domestic atmos
phere. A man ot fair Income in any ot
these cities lives like a human being
In a home In which tho suushlno visits
each tide or his houso during'"- ay
For less money he has a house with
ground around it than his brother ot
greater means who lives In a larger city
and has only a brown-stone chest of
drawers In n closely-built block Into
which the sun penetrates only through
oni side ofhl-TiDnse'. ' The raan'of ih
smaller community is, neceBEarlly-'liap-
pier with such living, arid hit -"wife amL.
children "aro the healthier for lt Life
means something to a man living in
thiB wny; it nWlhns contentment and
-comfort. Tho1 quality of 'in
tellectual llfefrof-tlio smaller ''American
cities astonishes ono who finds it for
tho first time. And tho secret of It lies
In the simple acUht.pcqple In these
cities have more time .for. tho cultiva
tion ot mind, for the gratification ot
mental tastes. Literary clubB and neigh
borhood guilds havo a deeper meaning
than In tho great cities. A woman's bo
clnl Ufa is absolutely refreshing and
stimulating in these cities, and in di
rect contrast to tho exhaustion of social
gayetles of the large cities. But people
come closer to each other, and their
amusements aro more satisfying, more
harmonious. Then, too, the
church comes closer In tho fulfillment
ot Its mission in our smaller American
communities. The rclIgldlW life 1b truer
than in the large centers. Tho church
Is taken Into tho lives of Its people, and
Its interests aro their interests, spirit
ual and material.
How Sho Died Illm.
He was a theatric lover, and Bhe
didn't like his style a little bit. He
was constant In Mb devotion, however,
and that mado matters worse. Sho had
tried gentle means to get rid ot him,
but he had disregarded them with pain
ful persistency. In this moment of her
desperation he felt It incumbent upon
him to propoo to her, as men under
similar circumstances so often do.
Which they wouldn't if they had any
sense at all.
"Dear one," he cxelnlmed, hurling
himself tragically at her feet; "I love
you. My life Is yours. Will you take
She did not look like a murderess.
"Mr. Singleton," sho responded, with
calm determination, "I will."
He gazed nt her rapturously.
"Don't do that," Bho begged, drawing
back from him as If In horror. "I have
taken your life, as you requested me to
do, and you are henceforth to all in
tents and purposes dead."
He seemed dozed.
"I do not, Mr. Singleton," sho con
tinned, turning aside, "desire to have
a dead person in the house, and if you
do not go away at once I shall ring for
an ambulance at once and have you re
moved to the morgne."
Then tho dreadful situation in which
his own precipitate folly had placed
him was revealed, and he removed him
self with promptness .and. dispatch.
New York Sun.
The worst deception is ce'f-deccp-tlon.
A good thought planted in good soli
will grow.
The real coward is the one who Is
afraid to do right.
It is impossible to love God until his
word is believed.
When -bad men are elected to office
the devil rules tho city.
Wo can't keep away from other peo
ple and know ourselves.
The man whomever gives away any
thing, cheats himself.
It is hard to please the man who
never ksowa- what he wants.
As soon 'as Eve took the forbidden
fruit the devil had an army.
Don't go security for the man who
runs his boots down at the heel.
The sermon that most pleases may
not be the one that most helps.
The recording angel never gets any
Information from a gravestone,
i Tho "more a'Christlan gt-iJwB in graco
the less he thinks of himself.
He Is not very good who is not better
than his friends imagine him to be.
God can Bay much to the poor that
he cannot maka known to the rich.
A He trembles all over whenever It
discovers that truth Is on Its track.
Love to God and neighbor is the only
law needed for the good of men.
Try to count your mercies, and many
of your troubles will be rubbed out.
If we have only given Christ a second
place, we baven't"glven ,him any.
The poorest man In the world is the
one who gets rich by selling whisky,
A tool will bo all.his life in learning
what the wise can see at a glance.
In taking revenge a man Is but even
with his enemy; in passing it, he U
rrcnbt of Variant Kind Mo t rJM
Ben la the Maaeana.
There is a man in Musaourt whM
feet aro so largo tkit ho haa to tt Us
trousers on over hrehead.
A Kentucky shoemaker, for Uje oak
of economy, has his alga painted thus;
'-fA-tWeet.Virjglnla. man iHuwupacuUftrly
affected by riding on a tralo'thatko h"
to chain hL-nselt to a seat to praveathlA
Jumping mit of'the,cartwlndow.
Peoplo In Madlaon county, Ky.,wAo
have paid, their ,taxe aro entitled. t be
married) free l-yahe'sherlff.
An llllnoln farmer owns a honwhlck
lays twin egga every day,
aelger8VlllellKy.,-l9.the birthplace. ot
a boy who was an laveterote tobacco
!hewt)r before ho was ayoar old.
An Alabama father haa taught all
his children to read with their hooka
upside down.
A Mississippi woman, who chawu to
bacco and drinks whisky, thinks that
women havo all the "rlgkt3" they need.
A Minnesota girl of Its can distinguish
no color, everything bolng whltd to her,
and Bho Is compelled to wear -dark
'glosECB "to protect "htjr eyeu from the
Young Darling killed & man la Wash
ington county, Ky., the other day, and
Love Divine stole a wagon load ot tools
In Fayette county.
The servants in a school for girls la
ConhebtI6Vitw'fthl1tfWBrehfBgaP 'tho
robmB after the schodl closod, dtBeov
ered 3,078 wads of chowlug gumjstuck
about In various places. "
A Florida negro 13 growing fat oa
cnake steaks.
One county lnPennsy-lvanta has con.
tributed two menthaf.! to congress, two
to the Btate Bertato and two convicts to
the penitentiary
. Aj MjBslsBlppl'rlvbr' steamboat rousta
bout drinks a half gallon ot whisky
A South Carolina wldo- became aer
own motncr-ln-law recently. That la
to say, Bho is now th wlto of her hus
band's father,
A New Hampshire girl of 23 never
tasted hot bread until threo weaks ago,
when she Btopped with friends at a
Boston hotel.
A dude In Philadelphia waa turned
out of the club to which ho belonged
because he paid his tailor's bill two days
utter he gpHiila clothes.
An Idnho school teacher enforces
'obedience with a revolver.
A Baptist preacher In Osorgla re
fuses to baptize except In running
An Arkansas hUntor has a 'hound
that will catch his tail in his teeth-and
roll dowii a hill faster than any other
hound In the pack can run.
A Malno mother h03 an old slipper,
still In use, which haa spanked six gen
erations of her family.
Michigan has a man who Is so fat
that he can't fall down hard enough to
hurt hlmBelf. He 13 known 33 the hu
man spheroid.
A Delaware peach grower haa found
an apple with fuzz on It growing on a
peach tree.
An Indluna calf, now two months
old, has hoofs like a horse.
A Chicago man paid his first visit to
St. Louis In July, and he liked it so well
that ho has gone there to live.
"Jl Texas preacher threw a Bible at a
deacon who started to run away with
tho collection, and knocked him down
the front steps of taa church, breaking
his leg In two places.
Divorced on a Train.
Mrs. M. L. Ta)lor formerly 3ldea
with her husband at Spring Valley,
Minn., but when a disagreement aroio
which resulted In their estrangement
sho removed to LaCrosae, Wis., and la
now the proprietor of a millinery es
tabllshmenL An understanding was
arranged that her husband was to make
no contest In her divorce suit 'Mrs,
Taylor went to Spring Valley last Tues
day, but Just before the case wa3 callod
the Judge received an urtntcMummons
to repair to an adjacent town. The train
was already due to leave the depot and
Judge, plaintiff and counsel all boarded
the cars. The evidence In the case was
heard en route and as the train pulled
Into Wyokoff, seven milej out, the
court handed the woman her decree ot
divorce. New York Herald.
I'rotpectlttt Jnf.
"Say, Chlmmle, come down goln' to
have a bully lot o fun." "W'at?"
"We've ' fed" de goat' six 3eldlttz pow
ders, an now we're soia to let 'Im
,In.jro4th one .has tears without grief;
In old age,'gr.lef without tears.
Tho most' amiable. people are. those
who least wound the selMove of.others.
Mystery Is but another name, for our
Ignorance; it we wera omniscient all
would be perfectly p.aia.
Ho who seeks tor and empruaizes the
good In others is not only blessing
and IraprovtaK lem, buhiaiao.t also.
Envy 'Is 'thus laid low; .all the. more
amiable qualities are brought out; th
habit ot giving happiness is In Itselt
a joy, and the manifest benefits thus
conferred are fully shared by tha giver.
At whatever period ot life friend
ships are made, so long us they con
tinue sincere and affectionate, they
form undoubtedly one ot the greatest
blessings we can enjoy.
In lite It Is difficult to say who d
you the most mischief eaemles with
the worst intentions, or friends with
the best.
How bitter It Is to took Into happi
ness through another man's eyes!
At all. times presence of mind is valu
able. In time of repose it enables us
to say and do whatever Is most befit
ting the occasion that presents itself;
while In time of trial it may protect,
and in time ot danger preserve.