Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, January 24, 1896, Image 5
) ' i t'-i. I TV i ' J A CONSUMERS' LEAGUE THEY WONT BUY FROM SELFISH EMPLOYERS. Fair Wage and Good Hours Keports on Retail Houses Are Gathered anil They Are Hoycottcd ir Found Want ing Grand Idea. HERE is a lcaguo of Now York wom en called tho Con sumers' League of tho City of New York, says tho World. Tho object of this organization Is to recommend to its members and to others Interested In tho welfare of 'working women and girls such retail houses In this city as tho league finds Just In dealings with employes. Tho shop that has Its namo down on tho favored list gains much trade from tho thousands of members of tho Con sumers' League. These members and their friends will not trado at or lend their Influence to a houso that is not fair. Just what It takes to mako a shop "fair" Is laid down by tho leaguo under four headings: 1. Wages A fair houso is ono In which equal pay Is given for work of equal value, Irrespective of sex. In de partments whero women only are em ployed tho minimum wages aro ?G per week for experienced adult workerB, and in few Instances aro below ?8. 2. In which wages aro paid by tho week. 3. In which fines, if Imposed, aro paid Into a fund for tho benefit of em ployees. 4. In which tho minimum wages of cash girls aro ?2 per week, with tho samo conditions regarding weekly pay ments and fines. Regarding "hours" tho leaguo says a fair houso Is ono in which the hours aro from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.., with three quarters of an hour for lunch; in which a general half-holiday is given on ono day In each week during at least two Bummer months; In which a vacation of not less than one week is given during the summer season, and In which all overtime is compensated for. A fair house, with proper "physical conditions," Is ono In which work, lunch and retiring rooms are apart from each other, and conform in all respects to tho present New York City sanitary laws, and In which tho present law re garding tho providing of seats for saleswomen Is observed and tho uso of seats permitted. Another requirement of a fair houso, according to tho league, is ono in which humane and considerate behavior to wards employees is the rule; in which fidelity and length of Bervlca meet with the consideration which Is their due and in which no children under four teen years of age aro employed. Houses that are up to this standard get their names on tho Consumers' Leaguo list. The Governing Board in IU last recommendation directed patronage to twenty-eight different houses as fair houses. Nine of these aro on Broadway, between Eleventh street and Thirty-first street; three are In Sixth avenue, nine In Twenty-third street and tho others are scattered throughout tho retail territory. Tho President of tho Governing Board of tho leaguo is Mrs. Charles Russell Lowell, of No. 120 East Thlrtlethstreet; treasurer, Miss E. Stone, No. 25 East Forty-fifth street; Recording Secretary, Miss Caldwell, No. 120 East Thirty fourth street; corresponding secretary, Miss F. J. Pomeroy, No. 101 Park ave nue, and there aro eighteen other ladles on the board, all representative Now York women. Tho members of tho leaguo receive regular roports of tho treatment em ployees receive in the big shops, and they distribute their patronage whero the worKingwomen and girls have what the leaguo calls "fair play." Several of tho largest houses In Now York aro not on "speaking terms" with tho league members. Branches may bo started all over the country. Illngrnphy of Hatulln. General Charles Hamlin and son, Charles E. Hamlin, are collecting data and arranging tho extensive mass of valuable matter already In General Hamlin's possession for an extended biography of tho late ex-Vlco Presi dent Hannibal Hamlin, which will be written by them. Tho history will be correct in every detail, and It will be a valuable addition to the political his tory of the stirring times in which the late distinguished Bangorlan lived and which ho helped to make. A Mean Trick. A certain married lady of Hopo sat up till 12 o'clock tho other night wait ing for her husband to come homo. At last, weary and worn out with waiting, she went to her bedroom to retire and found tho missing husband thero fast asleep. Instead of going down-town, he had gone to his room. Sho was so mad that sho wouldn't speak to him for a week. Hopo (Idaho) Examiner. An Ancient Ilrldge. The triangular bridge at Crowland, In Lincolnshire, which was probably Intended as an emblem of tho trinity, is tho most ancient Gothic structure re maining entire in the kingdom. It was erected about tho year of our Lord 860. Hebrew! In Loudon. It Is estimated that the number of Hebrews in London is about 100,000 or 120,000. Thero aro 15,904 Hebrew chil dren attending the London board and Htbrew voluntary schools of the lower grades. THEADINQ ON UNSAFE GROUND. That Seims in itn the German Opinion of P.ngland's Venezuelan Poller. It Is fully apparent tlirtt England has reached tho point whero she is com pletely isolated In Europe, and that her selfish policy, which Is to undertako no obligation for friends whllo trying to induce them to protect her Interests, hnB forced her to stand alone among the great powers. Now, by her ven turesome Indiscretions, sho hns plunged Into complications in all parts of tho world. Ultimatum here, ultimatum thero, but no strong armed forco to redeem her big words with bravo deeds. Now an nrrognnt tono toward half-clv-lllzed peoples; now an Inflated air of as sumed patronage; now a clattering of the sword and a threatening with Arm strong cannon; at tho samo timo, not tho physical strength to crush on tho spot even a meeting of savages, Bays a Berlin paper. English policy in Vonezuola in tho samo nB elsewhere. Tho Venezuelan government now has published docu ments which prove just about conclu sively tho injustico of England's claims. From tho information received by us from tho Venezuelan consul general in Berlin, It Is perfectly clear that tho British, according to tho Increase in vnluo of territory before supposed to bo valueless, have pushed their boundary further and further In tho course of tho fifty years' negotiations, that they have raised their demands higher and high er, nnd that they havo declined per sistently to settle the dispute by arbi tration. Now England is In a position whero sho must face at least a coalition of Central American republics, and per haps will not bo able to relcgato tho North Amerlcnn union to tho part of a spectator. Sir Charles Cameron Lees, governor of British Guiana, has landed in Eng land. As far as a Venezuelan pttack on British Gulnna Is concerned, ho has no fears. Tho whole thing, ho says, Is only a lot of big talk on tho part of Individual Venezuelans. Ho re gards It as unlikely that the Venezuelan question will cause any considerable ox cltement in the United States. On. which sido the big talk is to bo heard is, however, very easily determined Just now. SHOE HEELS OF WOOD. Compressed Pulp I Now Used Intensive ly In the Shnemaklng Trade. Ono of the latest features of wood pulp Industry is tho manufacture, In Haverhill, Mass., of shoo heels from that material, white pino and other kinds being used for the purpose. In carrying out this art tho plan, as de scribed, consists in reducing tho wood in tho usual way in digesters, after which the pulp Is put into a tank and mixed with tho substances necessary for Imparting to heel stock tho neces sary requirements, such as alcohol, 11th. arge, tar, degras and fish glue, a thorough mixing of theso with pulp be ing followed by soaking tho same for a day or two, so that tho fiber may bo penetrated, when another application of materials occurs. Tho object at thlB stage Is to harden the pulp somewhat, so that It can bo rolled Into thlok Bheeta and handled, shellac and borax accom plishing this, tho pulp thus having tho consistency of cement. At this point slackened limo is put in, nnd, ns this hardens when dry, the pulp must bo rolled Into sheets and cut into heels before tho hardening takes place. With needed rapidity tho pulp is now drawn from tho tank in sheets, it being Just thick enough, and there being specially arranged rollers and adjustments at thb bottom of the tank for effecting this! A series of pressures through press rol lers reduces tho sheet to tho right thick ness, and tho sheet is next placed quick ly upon the bed of a cutter; tho wheels aro now started, and In a momont the platen falls, forcing a hundred or more cutters upon tho sheet, shaping out a heel each. Old Church Restored. The magnificent old Church of Bt. Saviour's, Southwark, which has been undergoing restoration for somewhero about six years, is so nearly completed that In another threo months It could bo reopened for service If necessary funds were forthcoming. Except the abboy, thero is nothing like It In London. Irish Hull Credited to Illsmarck. At the time of tho Schleswlg-Holsteln difficulty, Prince Bismarck raised a laugh by saying there was only ono man who fully understood that ques tion and ho was dead. GRAINS OF GOLD. None moro impatiently suffer Injuries than those who are most forward in doing them to others. Wo aro sent Into this world to make it better and happier; and in propor tion as we do so we mako ourselves both. Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, In war, In trade in short, in all management of human affairs. It haB been beautifully said that "tho veil which covers the faco of futurity was woven by the hand of mercy." Take heart, all who toll all youths In humblo situations, all In adverse cir cumstances, and those who labor unap preciated. If It bo but to drlvo the plow, strive to do it well; If only to cut bolts, make good ones; or to blow the bellows, keep tho Iron hot. It Is at tention to business that lifts tho feet higher upon tho ladder. Tho wish to succeed Is an element In every undertaking, without which, achievement Is impossible. The ambi tion to succeed Is tho mainspring of ac tivity, tho driving-wheel of Industry, tho spur to Intellectual and moral pro gress. It gives energy to tho Individu al, enthusiasm to tho many, push to tho nation. It makes tho difference be tween a people who move as a stream and a people who stand like a pool. FOUND AN APT PUPIL. How the Aged line Taught the Pup to Stand Sentinel liter the House. From tho Detroit Journal: Tho fol lowing dog story Is told by an old res ident who hns never been required to present affidavits, but will do so If de sired, although a resident on Piety Hill. Ho has an old dog, a spaniel, that for nearly twenty years has been tho most faithful of guardians. Summer or win ter, fair weather or foul, as soon ns tho key was turned In tho lock of tho back door ho has taken IiIb position at tho threshold, and not the slightest sound escaped his Investigation during tho nlghL In hot weather tho family havo never hosltntcd to leave tho door open for ventilation. In all theso years tho first riser In tho morning hns never failed to find "old Rover" alert at his post at tho threshold. Then, relloved of his charge, ho Immediately retired to his bunk in tho woodshed for slum ber. The faithful old fellow Is becom ing decrepit and his master recently carried homo a bull terrier pup with a pedigree of great length and tho bluest of blood; an unlettered pup from the konnel of Its mother; full of playful ness, freo from every enre, thoughtless and perpotually hungry. That was threo months ago, and the pup la now 5 months old. For a time the old brown spaniel had no use for tho frisky llttlo whito-hnlred fellow, so entirely unllko himself, that ran under him, Jumped over nnd upon his back.grnbbcd his long and silky ears and nttempted to run away with them, but after a llmo it was a clear ense of grandfather and the youngest baby. This Is the sltuntion now: When tho key la turned It Is tho pup that takes tho position at tho threshold, whllo the old dog, confi dent of the faithfulness of his proxy sentinel, retires to his pieco of carpet and snores the night through. Not only does the terrier remain on duty all night, but tho moment someouo Is astir In the houso Bho retires to her bunk for sleep, just as tho old dog did for so many years. Tho owner has tip-toed down to the door at all hours, but has never found her napping. "You can not mako mo believe that this is in stinct, unless you conccdo that Instinct is thought nnd Intelligence, nnd that dogs havo the power to communicate them," ho declares. "Three months ago this pup knew absolutely nothing, except how to piny and cat. Its soln companion has beon tho old dog, and to-day tho pup knows all that tho old dog knows, and tho old dog knows tho pup knows It, and has retired from business fully aware that his duties havo been left to a competent and faith ful successor. I'm going to tako tho pup to a friend's houso for a night or two and seo if the old dog doesn't Im mediately resume his post by tho door." How She Found a Nam de Flume. Miss French (Octavo Thanot) Uiub ox. plains how she got her nom do plum-. "Octavo was tho name of a school friend. It Is both French and Scotch. I thought if I could find another name to go with It that was both French and. SJcotch 1 would adopt that. I was riding on n train ono time when wo stopped at a way station, and on the siding near whero I sat was a freight car painted red. On tho sldp was chalked tho word 'Thanet' What it meant or how it got thero I havo not tho slightest Idea, but I decided then and thero to adopt it. Lots of people still think that Octavo Thanet is a man." Making: Perfumes. In tho collecting of perfumes two pro cesses nro employed. In ono tho grease procoss, boxes with glass bottoms aro Drcnared. tho bottom being covered with purso grease, or suet, and the flowers, gathered fresh every day dur ing tho season, aro laid on trays in the box, tho grcaso being laid to absorb their fragrance. Ktrnn Foot Propeller. A steam yacht was onco constructed with propellers on tho princlpal'of tho swan foot Tho progress of tho boat was quite satisfactory, and tho pro pellers would havo been a success wore It not for the fact that tho experiment being made in tho Thames, they were continually interfered with by the roots and floating wood. Duplicate Wcddlntr Present. "Do you know that Snlgley is tho father of twins?" "Yes, I heard it last night at tho club. Did you hear what ho said about it?" "No. What?" "He said that they wero tho first duplicate wedding presents that Mrs. Snlgley nnd he had received." WIT AND HUMOR. Teacher: "Johnnie, give mo tho namo of tho largest known diamond." "Tho ace." An exchange has an article on "Why Bees Mako Honey." They mako it to cell. "Tho editor," said a contemporary, "who said his mouth never uttered a Ho probably spoke through his nose." A philosopher says, "My friend con ducted his future wife to tho altar and here his leadership came to an end." Some wicked Yankee says that he has "Invented a new telegraph." Ho pro poses to place a lino of women fifty steps apart, and commit tho news to the first as a profound secret. A married couple sat down tho other night to a game of cards. She: "What are you going to play for?" He: "Any thing you like," Sho: "Let us play for a new Jacket, dear. If you loso I shall havo tho choosing of It, and if I loso you shall." Excited American Froshman: "Did I pass my examination, professor?" Professor, with proud scorn: "No, air!" Off dances Fre'shle. radiant with smiles. Professor: "You misunderstood me; you failed, sir!" Incorrigible Freshman: "Ah, but I won a bet, you see!" Pro fessor staggers. EXPLOHKDTllK WILDS REMARKABLE TRIP OF A GIRL THROUGH AFRICA. lift Just Itetnrncd from llrr Second Journey Through Hitherto Unexplored Keglon Kncountered .Many Hardship and Dangers. ISS Klngsley, tho Englishwoman who has just returned from n trip through Mi a Pmnnt'Anna rn. LJ glons In Africa, Is tho sensation In England Just now. M 1 b s KlngBley's trip, which Is tho second ono sho hnB made, was for tho purposo of studying tho "fetish" cus toms of tho natives nnd for collecting specimens of fish for tho British mu seums. Sho went 250 miles up tho i Ogowo river, much furthor than tho , French can guarantee protection. Sho started In a canoo with eight natives. Tho canoe Journey was a long ono, and nearly a dozen tlmcB the craft wbb up set and Its occupants wero thrown into tho water. Tho current was strong and MIsb Klngsley hnd several narrow es capes, being saved moro than onco by clutching tho rocks In tho rnplds and by holding on to them until tho natives righted the ctuioe. MIsb Klngsley had the mo.it remarkable adventures In tho Fnngwo country whllo trnvellng over lnnd from the Ogowo river to tho Remb wc. Tho Fnngwcs aro cannibals of tho most pronounced typo, always at war with each other, and ono of tho fow tribes In Africa who cat their own dead. Miss Klngsley had with her threo ele phant men or hunters of tho Fnngwo trlbo and four DJumn inon. As tho lit tle band approached each Fnngwo town, It was found to bo In a stato of do- fenso, and tho leader of tho bnnd very often fell Into somo trap which tho In habitants had laid outaldo tho town for tho enemy. As tho expedition had no proper bandages, when ono of tho car riers was Injured, ho hnd to havo his wounds bound up with leaves. When tho Journey was resumed Miss Kings ley found tho traps numerous nnd overy kind of obstnelo plnco In tho paths. Miss Klngsley did not como across ono burial place in tho Fangwo country, but sho found that In most of tho native mud huts pieces of human bodies were being kept, Just ns civilized pcoplo keep fresh ment and other eata bles In their larders. Owing to tribal fighting, MIbb Klngsley had to mako a dotour and camo on tho ns yet un explored Lake N'Covl. Sho crossed this lako and passed a night on ono of tho numerous Islands In It. As fnr as MIsb Klngsley could judgo, Lako N'Covl waB about ten miles wldo whero sho crossed, and about fifteen miles in another direc tion. Sho also crossed tho little-known range of mountains called tho Sierra del Crystal. These varied from 6,000 feet to about 8,000 feet In height, and at tho foot of fach group was a mud swamp, In which the explorers sank nearly up to their necks. MIsb Kings ley will return to West Africa In a few months to mako further explora tions. SPOKE WITHOUT LOOKING. flow a Ilusy Grocer Lost a Dcslrahle Customer. Sho is just ono of tho very prettiest women in tho wholo Southwest, and sho has como to Washington to spend the winter. Her skin is llko tho heart of a whlto rose. Her eyes well, her eyes aro just tho color of Mrs. Joseph Thompson's eycB down In Atlanta, the color of tho high light In a glnss of old sherry, nnd her hair Is as red as a frosted oak leaf. Sho is sensitive about that glorious hair, and this is a story of somothlng that happened to her a fortnight ago. Sho had planned a din ner to celebrato her going to house keeping, and a canvas bac"K duck was implicated in It. So sho wont n-mar-ketliiK, and found her way Into a shop or stall whero game Is sold. "Havo you any canvas backs?" sho sold to the salesman. Tho man hesi tated for Just a moment. Then from the back of tho shop tho proprietor's Voice bawled out: "No; but there's a nlco red-head." And then an astonished clerk was left staring after an extrojnely indig nant woman who swept out in a blaze of temper and dead-leaf hair. Wash ington Post. DO YOU KNOW- That potash, put down the drain pIpeB will' pYjNsnt a plumber's bill. That benzine rubbed on the edges of carpet 1b a sure preventive of moths. That in cooking spinach, a grating nutmeg much Improves tne flavor. That it is well to add a little vinegar to tho water In which salt fish is soaked. That to remove peach stains, soak In milk for forty-eight hours, or rub with lemon Juice and salt That if a sprig of parsley dipped In vinegar is eaten after an onion, no un pleasant odor from the breath can bo detected. That lco cream snould be frozen in a warm place, for the moro rapid the melting of tho ice, tho quicker the Ice cream freezes. That In pickling alum helps to make tho pickles crisp, whllo horseradish and nasturtium seeds prevent tho vinegar from becoming muddy. That tansy Is a suro preventive of moths, and that If the leaves aro sprinkled freely about woolens and furs fhey will never bo moth-oaten. That stone jars for broad and cake boxes should bo scalded twice a week In summer weather, sunning, If possi ble, to keep mold from gathering. M ASTONISHING A SALMON. How an Impatient Fisherman T.ost III Kej. It la a good maxim to havo patlenco with a weeded fish; Indeed, thlo vir tue often stands tho nngler in good stead, says tho RInck wood's Mngazlno. i I onco know a frlond of mlno put to serious Inconvenience for want of 1L Ho had hooked a heavy nnhnon, and thlB fish lay down nnd sulked, aB sal mon will do onco in half a dozon sea sons, though not nearly so often, If proporly handled, ns some people sup pose My friend was a good fisher and allowed his fish to tako no liberties; nevertheless this salmon lay down In a deep, black pool. Every known ex pedient was tried to stir him; Btones woro thrown In tho only result was that tho fish took leisurely turnB nnd returned to his stronghold. Tho nn gler got bolow him, abovo him, along side of him nnd pulled on him to the limit of tho strength of his tncklo all to no purpose. A flno afternoon was obblng away and fish In tho river wero on tho Job. Whnt was to bo done? A bright thought occurred to tho sportsmnn. Ho hnd a bunch of koyB In his pocket tho koyB of nil his most sacred repositories. Thoy wero on a ring that oponcd llko a hlngo. Fit ting thin around tho butt of his rod, without having tho pntlonco to ro movo tho keys, ho ran It down over tho point, and tho wholo bunch went rat tling down tho lino and lodged on tho salmon's nose. It had a splendid cffecL away went tho fish llko n dog with a tin kottlo at Its tall; twenty, thirty yards of lino whizzed from tho reel, nnd then thero enmo dlsnster. Tho point of tho rod flow up; tho fish was gone; back camo tho files, but bnck did not como tho keys. Thirty seconds would havo suflllced to rcmovo tho koys beforo using tho ring; fish and ring might Indeed havo been lost, but tho keyB would havo beon aafa LOVERS' CANDLES. Improvement Over the Average Fortune Telling Dei Ice. A qunint old superstition la to this day hold In Poland to tho effect that two lighted candles set afloat on tho river by two lovers will, by their conduct, foretell If tho course of truo lovo will run smooth or otherwise, says tho Princess. Tho "lovers' can dles" nro Inunchcd at a very pretty wator foto that takes place every sum mer on that part of tho VlBtuln which runs through Poland. It commences at sunset. Tho rlvor Ib thronged with a procession of llttlo boats, containing masked ladles nnd gentlemen. Each person cnrrlcs two wrenthcB and two candles, the latter representing tho per son carrying them and tho object of his or her affections. Thoy are light ed, fixed firmly In tho center of tho wreaths and lnld sido by sido In tho water. Should they float down tho river closo togother It 1b a sign that their lives should bo united. Should thoy drift away from each other it is a sign that tho lovers will bo parted, and should thev only drift asunder for a llttlo way and further on como to gether again It is a Blgn that tho loved ones will only bo parted for a timo and all como right in tho end. Thero Is much method nnd order about tho .ar rangement of this procession. Tho boatB glido along in rows, bo many abreast, and after tho first row have proved their wreaths they raovo away to tho sldcB and the others come for ward In succession. Tho river 1b well illuminated and a largo concourso of peoplo assembles to watch tho proceed ings. Tho Bccno ia a charming ono and reminds ono moro of fairyland than of anything elso. Swallowed n Safety Pin. Llttlo Marguerite Freoman, tho 5-ycar-old daughter of Harry T. Freeman of 30 Taylor Btreet, Newark, suffered for five weeks with what waB supposed to bo membranous croup, and even now It Is said that sho really had tho dis ease. She got occasional relief from tho doctor's treatment, but there waB no permanent Improvement. Tho last at tack was so severe that yesterday Dr. Joseph Fowsmith recommended n resort to tracheotomy. When tho Incision was mado In tho throat tho doctors found between the trachen and tho vocal cords a large safety pin, which was held In placo by Its spring. It was quickly removed and tho aperture was closed. Last night tho child was reported to bo doing well, and it is believed that sho will recover rapidly. Political Itlght In Anstralla. An agitation in favor of Increased political rights Is in progress on tho Western Australian gold fields. An association, termed the Gold Fields' National league, has been formed, and a platform adopted demanding facili ties for political registration, parlia mentary representation on tho basis of population, a reduction of railway rates and of customs duties, especially on the necessaries of life, Improved rail way communication and full considera tion for tho interests of tho gold fields as against tho seaboard and agricultur al districts. A Faithful F.dltor. In a recent issue of tho Hoxle, Kan., Democrat, tho editor said: "Last Sat urday night at 10 o'clock was another anniversary for us, as it made 1,095 days since wo stepped out of the back door of our office and broke Our be loved whisky bottle, pledging never to use the vllo stuff again. To our cer tain knowledge wo havo kept the faith." How He Got Notoriety. Thero llvos a man In Wayne, Me., who got notorioty in a simple, inexpen sive, though unique, way. Threo years ago ho rosolvcd to keep an account ot tho cloUiesplns ho should be callod upon to buy. Since then he has purchased j forty dozen, nnd his wife neither takes J In washing nor uses them for kindling. VICTORIA BURIED WITH HONORS New Jersey' Small it Dnjr Uad a Fun eral Worthy of n Prince. From tho Buffalo Express: Probably tho most novel funeral evor scon In New Jersey occurred in Rnhwny on Sunday afternoon. Tho corpso was that of a dog, said to bo tho smallest of its kind in Amorlcn, If not In tho world. Victoria was n puro black-nhd-tan tor rlor, Her history 1b Interesting. About flftoon ycnrB ago tho lato Mrs. Garbon ottl of Rahway, who was at that time a performer in Barnum'B circus, was on gaged In a tour of England with tho show. Sho wns exceptionally clover in handling horses, nnd sho frequently ro coived presents from her ndmlrers. Ono tiny In Manchester a man sent his com pliments to tho fair rider, accompanied by a basket, which contained tho small est ml to of cnnlnlty sho hnd over beheld. Tho dog nccompanlcd her on her trnvcls all over tho world, nnd though it novor grow to robust slzo It was always healthy, and sho becamo Blnccrely at tached to her pot. In duo course of timo Mrs. Garbonettl left tho sawdust ring nnd sottlcd down In Rahway. Last sum mer sho was thrown from a buggy nnd killed, nnd her husband, who Ib a farm er nenr Rnhwny, presented tho dog to Miss Mnry McCann, who wan with Mrs. Garbonettl when she met with tho ac cident. Victoria was about six inches long nnd her head was lcsa than four Inches from tho ground. Sho weighed about eighteen ounces when In good condition. Sho was not cnpablo of learning many tricks, but after years of patient training her mistress buc ccedod in teaching her to sit up on her hnunches nnd sneeze. Thin lnttcr nc compllshment, it Is said, wns responsi ble for her death, as sho sneezed bo much that asthma set In, nnd nftor nn Illness of less than an hour Bho died. As a mark of regard for tho dopnrtcd canino Miss McCann had a Now York firm manufacture a mlnlaturo coffin, which wan covered with embossed whlto plush. Tho coffin wns nlno Inches long, flvo wldo and four high, nnd tho body ot Victoria was arranged in it as if sho was taking her dntly nap behind tho stove. Boforo tho body waB committed to tho grave an ntnntcur photographer was callod In nnd several pictures wero taken of tho nnlmnl. Tho dog was burled In Miss McCann'a gnrdon, nnd tho bcronved woman says n monument will somo day mark tho resting placo of hor donartcd friend. Superstitions Among Animal. Many authors have alluded to tho su perstition about tho porcuplno, that It possesses tho ability to shoot Its quilla to a consldcrnblo distance and thus to wound thoso who anger It. In proof of tho notion tho fact that doga are often found with porcuplno quills sticking la tholr mouths and throats la sometimes cited. Tho quills do not got there, how over, by being thrown from tho porcu plno, but on account of 'tho eagerness of tho dog attempting to Bolzo tho ani mal and so fixing tho quills In his own flesh. Pliny snys that among tho Ro mans of his timo thero was a belief that stagB could, by their breath, draw ser ponts from their holes In tho ground, nnd nftor getting them out would then trample thorn to death. Tho early hunt ers of this country rolato many Inci dents concerning tho enmity between deer and serpents of nil kinds. It Is well known thnt stags would often, without hesitation, nttack rattlesnakes, and by jumping high in the air and de scending upon tho sorpont with the fore hoofs drawn closely together would cut tho Bnako to pieces. Tho country peo plo of England, ns well as several other countries, have an idea that tho red ot tho robin's breast waB caused by tho drop of blood which fell upon It at tho crucifixion. According to the story tho robin, commiserating tho condition of Christ, tried to pluck the crown ot thorns from his brow and, in doing bo, got its breast wot with tho blood flow ing from tho wounds. Tho color becamo permanent, being transmitted from gen eration to generation, and thus, accord ing to tho legend, tho robin is a perpet ual reminder of tho Bufferings of ChrlsL Exchnnge. Where Washington Drank. General Daniel Buttarfleld, whoso country homo Is at Cold Spring, N. Y., has offered aa a gift, through tho Vil lage Improvement association of that placo, a handBomo tablet, to bear the following Inscription: "Gen. Wash ington, In frequent visits to the Ameri can troops encamped near by during tho war of tho revolution, drank at this spring and gave it Us name Cold Spring." Push It Along:. Indiana physicians are mad becauso ono of their number has taken to ad vertising, and It Is said that, out ot re venge, and disgust, nil of them may take to advertising. Thus, In tho most mysterious ways, impelled by the most contrary motives, does the great cause of human civilization make its ad vances. Grand Forks (N. D.) Herald. Can't Heat the P.ngllslt Sparrow. After several years of tireless war fare, and tho payment of many thou sands of dollars In bounties, the farm ers of Berlen county, Michigan, havo given up fighting tho English sparrow pest. Long Wagon Ilrldge In Texas. Tho longest wagon bridge in the world is situated at Galveston, Tox, It is moro than three miles long, and spans the Galveston bay from north to south. -larch of Progress. Almost tho only monument of tho Roman dominion in Egypt, the fortress of Babylon, at Old Cairo, Is being torn I down to make way for modern build ; ings. 1 Print 150 languages. ft The university press at Oxford has appliances for printing 150 different ' languages.