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1 HE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUENAL FRIDAY NOV.EMBBil 1 J J909
WILL VISIT OLD
Irish Home Going Pilgrimage tc
Mother Land Planned.
LEAGUE HAS BEEN ORGANIZEC
Officers Elected at a Meeting Held Ir
Washington Information About Ire
land and Its Industries to De Gath
ered Much Interest Shown In thi
The Intended Irish home going pll
grlmago , which was llrst proposed b >
Francis J. Kilkenny and which luti
been discussed by Irishmen nil over
the United States for several mouths
imst , was made a certainty nt Carroll
Institute hall In Washington the other
night. A permanent organization wns
formed , 'and plans were outlined for
the pilgrimage , which will bo made In
The organization Is to bo known as
the Irish Homo Going Pilgrimage
league. Its purpose Is to gather all
Information regarding events In Ire
land next summer and to arrange rates
on the transatlantic steamship lines.
Mr. Kilkenny and Dr. P. J. Lennox
wore appointed to visit Ireland this
summer and prepare the .way to next
S lnoe Mr. Kilkenny began stirring up
Interest In the home going movement
ho has boon swamped by correspondence -
once , and It was found necessary to
have n regular organization to bear the
expenses of the movement. The mem
bership fee la $1 , the fund obtained
from the dues to bo expended for run
ning expenses. Headquarters will be
opened In Washington , and literature
Vrlll bo prepared nnd scut out all over
America and Canada. The ofllcers
chosen nre the following :
President general , Frnucls J. Kil
kenny ; first vice president goncrnl , P
J. Moron ; third vice president general ,
John J. Couyhlln ; fourth vice president
general , P. J. nnltlgnn ; fifth vice pros-
llent gencrnl , Roprcscntntlvo T. T.
Unsbcrry of Ohio ; general trensurcr ,
tVllllnm F. Downey ; general secretnry ,
Joseph D. Sullivan.
In outlining the general plan for the
pilgrimage Mr. Kilkenny said :
"Few people realize today the
changes wrougtit In Ireland for the
betterment and uplifting of its people.
This Is due In largo measure to tlM >
reform legislation generally , and espe
cially to the relief given the tenants In
Ireland through the land bill of 1003 ,
enabling them to own their own farms.
The people of Ireland arc now Improv
ing their holdings without fear of be
ing twd by thp landlords for improve
"The mnln Idea underlying the home
going to Ireland movements Is to give
the visitors nu opportunity for observ
Ing conditions ns they really exist In
Ireland. Much has been written nnd
much will be written of Irelnnd's pov
erty and Ireland's riches , but those de
scriptions arc not half ns vivid or Im
pressive us the nctunl sight of the con-
"This movement therefore offers nn
opportunity to the sons and daughters
of Erin to return to the scenes of their
childhood , to give n word of cheer
whore needed nnd to demonstrate to
those who still remain to preserve the
old traditions that we arc all Interest
ed In the land of our forefathers , in Its
people and In the preservation of Its
natural beauty. Ono striking fact
conies out In the official statistics , nnd
thnt Is that the total emigration of the
Irish people from Mny 1 , 1851 , when
the enumeration wns commenced , to
Doc. 31. 1008. practically equals the
present population of the country. beIng -
Ing more than 4.000,000. "
After further review of conditions
Mr. Kilkenny said :
"The mercantile mind of Ireland
must bo awakened. The Irish mer-1 |
chant nnd business mnn must bo won i'
over to the point of view of their own i
real Interests. Representative Irish i
Americans can do much to encourage >
commercial relations with this conn-
try. American capital can be profit
ably Invested In Irish factories and I
Irish stores. Irish linens , Ince , woolens ,
tweeds , frieze nnd kindred Industries
cnn be easily developed to a high state
"Ireland offers to the manufacturer
many attractive Inducements for profit
able returns on capital Invested. v t
only Is the capital of Irish Amerl -
needed , but their skill and experience
In the use of modern methods and de
vices will prove to be of Invaluable
service In the Industrial awakening
which Is now Just beginning to dawn i
In the 'old InndWashington Star
Hunting For Justice.
Justice Is of course loudly demanded
by every litigant in n court of law , but
It Is u frequent iutirmlty of the human
mind to confuse justice 'with one's own
cause. The late Thomas R. Reed , ac
cording to n writer In Law Notes , Ujed
to tell an amusing story to Illustrate
He was once rctalnc.d by an enter
prising client to prosecute an action.
On talking with the plaintiff's wit-
' ( bosses Mr. Reed found that their sto
ries were far from consistent , so ho re
ported the fact to his client nnd 1o
vlsed that the suit be dropped. The
client was somewhat perturbed , but
told the attorney he would have a talk
with the witnesses and let him know
the next morning what ho bad decided
to do. True to his word , he dropped
In bright and early , wearing the cheer
ful look of ono who has fought the
"I've those witnesses " he
scon , explained
plained , "and they say they must hnvo
been mlstnkcn when they talked with
you. They nil see It alike now. I've
also seen some of the jurymen , and
they think I'll win. Now , If there's
eiich a thing as justice in law wo can't
TOLD IT TO THE KAISER.
Carnegie First Obtained Permission ,
Then Went Ahend With His Story.
lit a recent conversation between
tliu kaiser and Andrew Carnegie at
Kiel Mr. Carnegie- urged the kaiser to
visit the United States , assuring him
of an enthusiastic reception , The
kaiser replied that such a visit would
Interest him greatly , but he could not
be away so long , being needed In his
own country. Mr. Carnegie thereupon
related an anecdote , prefacing It by
saying that his majesty must not get
"Go ahead , " said the kalsor , and Mr.
Carnegie told of a big American manu
facturer who was overworked and suf
fering In health owing to the persist
ence with which be overlooked every
detail of his business himself , Ulti
mately his manager persuaded him to
make a voyage. He returned recuper
ated and wild to the manager :
"You cannot think how delighted I
was when 1 turned my back on the
The manager replied :
"You were not more delighted than
we were. "
The kaiser saw the point and laughed
Shape , Size and Color of Paper Money
of the Nations.
The only paper money that Is accept
ed practically all over the globe Is not
"money" at all , but the notes of the
Hank of England These notes uro
simply printed In black Ink on Irish
linen water lined paper , plain wh'te ,
with ragged edges. The reason that A
badly soiled or worn Hank of England
note Is rarely seen Is that notes which
In any way find their way back to the
bank arc Immediately canceled nnd
new ones are Issued. The notes of the
Ranque do France are made of white
water lined paper printed In black and
white , with numerous mythological and
allegorical pictures. They are In de
nominations of from 25 francs to 1,000
Hank of England notes arc of n
somewhat unhandy size B by 8 Inches.
South American currency resembles
the bills of the United States , except
that cinnamon brown and slate blue
are the prevailing colors. Gorman cur
rency Is printed In green and black ,
the notes being In denominations of
from 5 to 1,000 marks. The 1,000 mark
bills arc printed on silk fiber paper.
It takes an expert or n native to dis
tinguish n Chinese bill from a laundry
ticket If the bill Is of low denomina
tion or a firecracker label If for a largo
amount , the print being In red on
white or yellow on red , with much gilt
and gorgeous devices. Italian notes
are all slzos , shapes and colors. The
smallest bills , 5 and 10 lire , arc print
ed on white paper In pink , blue nnd
The most striking paper currency In
the world Is the 100 ruble note of RUB.
sin. which Is barred from top to bottom
tom with all the colors of the rainbow
blended as when n sun ray passes
through n prism. In the center In bold
relief Is a finely executed vignette In
black. Th remainder of the engrav
ing on the note Is In dark nnd light
The American practice of scattering
strands of silk through the paper fiber
as a protection against counterfeiting
Is unique. Harper's Weekly.
The Mirage and the Mock Sun of the
In the spring of 1000 I changed
over to the steamer Corwln nnd sailed
for the Arctic ocean to establish n
trading station somewhere on the
northern shores of Alaska. Although
wo went on n purely commercial ven
ture , there wns n good denl , of tnlk
about the pole during the seven months
we spent In the almost continuous sun
Dr. Cook relates Instances of seeing
mirages above the Ice fields mountains
passing ui solemn review and soinc-
i times Inverted and standing on their
peaks but he goes on to say that there
were no forms of life. Mirage Is n
common sight even In lower latitudes
\ than those mentioned by Dr. Cook. I
have seen the spires and domes ofvnll
defined buildings , whole cities. In fact ,
appear above the horizon , sometime *
lingering for severnl minutes , or , ngnln ,
with their towers reaching up higher
nnd higher , attenuating apparently to n
mere thread. The "mock sun" Is n
common phenomenon In the Rerlng
son. On the evening of June 2. 1000.
perhaps 100 miles south of St. Law-
rence Island , about 9HO : o'clock nnd
past sunset , the sun wns visible as
though half an hour high , but appear-
Ing as n much flattened oval. Then
another sun more nearly round cmerg-
ed from the horizon beneath the "gooso
egg , " rising quite rapidly until It
blended with the descending orb.
Thereupon. Instead of settling below
the horizon , the light was quickly dls-
slpnted in the air. This phenomenon
was probably duo to the unequal den-
slty of several superimposed strains
of air producing refraction of the sun's
rays from below the horizon. Captain
Edwin Cotlln of Xleglor Polar Expedi
tion In National Magazine.
The children of two centuries ngo
fell on stern times. If one may believe
that the spirit of family life was ac
curately expressed by an excellent
mother of that day who said , without
humorous Intent , that her children
"loved her as sinners dread death. "
There Is little doubt that parental con
trol at that date wns ns rigorous ns
this anecdote Indicates. It Is said that
when little Andrew Elliot , afterward
lieutenant covernor of New York , objected -
jocted to boiled mutton his father , Sir
Gilbert Elliot , frowned.
"Let Mr. Andrew hnve boiled mutton -
ton for breakfast , " commanded tbo
stern parent , "cold mutton for dinner
and cold mutton for supper till be baa
learned to like It. " Youth's Compan
IMMIGRANTS AND THE BIBLE.
Approaching Centennial of the New
York Qlble Society.
Plans are bi'i'ig ' perfected for tin
celebration on lec.I ) of the centennial
of the New York Itllilc society. A
feature of this celebration will be an
Interdenominational meeting In Car
negie hall on the evening of Dec. . ' ) .
More than Kin.OUO Immigrants land
ed at Kills Island during the last six
months , and each one who wished It
wu.-i given a copy of the Scriptures In
his own language by missionaries of
the society. Thin work Is strictly tin-
sectarian , so that all persons , regard
losy of creed , can unite In supplying
these strangers with the Hlble.by con
tributing to the society. Thousands
of sailors on vessels of all nations In
the harbor have also been visited by
the missionaries of the society.
There are more than 800 pastors In
Manhattan and the Bronx and a larger
number of missionaries and other
workers who visit the needy In
homes , hospitals , prisons and other In
stitutions. Many of them cannot af
ford to pay for the Scriptures that
they distribute In their dally visiting ,
and over sixty of these workers have
been freely supplied by the New York
The society has distributed nearly
00,000 volumes of Scripture In thirty-
seven languages during the last six
months In the city and harbor of New
York. The work Is maintained by
voluntary contributions and church
collections. The Increased population
demands Increased funds In order
that the Incoming multitudes may b (
supplied with Scripture.
CARAVAN FOR A BABY.
Queen Wilhelmina Invents Perambulat
ing Home For Her Daughter.
Baby Princess Juliana of Holland
now takes exercise In nn elaborate
sort of caravan Invented by her moth
er , Queen Wilhelmina.
The novel conveyance Is used for
taking the royal Infant to sheltered
spots In the park of Hot Lee , at The
m ' - - - j
QDEE.V WILUELUINA OF HOLLAND.
Hague , nnd protecting her from the
weather during the short journey. It
contains space for nn ordinary baby
carriage , seats for nurses and a small
stove for heating food as well as
warming the Interior , with other ap
As the court remains at Hot Lee un
til the middle of December , this cara
van will be Just the thing for the baby
princess during the chill autumn days.
WHEAT 3,400 YEARS OLD.
Connecticut Man Said to Have Some
of Grain Joseph Stored In Egypt.
Some of the wheat that Joseph
stored during the seven years of fam
ine In Egypt has been received by
Valentine Hammer of Rranford , Conn.
It wns found by otllcers of the mu
seum of Cairo In a storehouse In Dior-
ol-Habri , nnd Its identity was estab-
Ished by appropriate Inscriptions.
About half the quantity found was
brought to the Cairo museum and
placed on exhibition. The rest was
.sold , and Azez Kliayal of New York
city purchased n small amount of It.
Ho sent a portion of his purchase to
Mr. Hammer. The wheat was stored
In the nineteenth dynasty. 1.500 years
before Christ , or 3-00 ! years ago.
The Monkey and the Pie.
An Indian faker had a monkey that
ho had brought up from babyhood ,
says an English writer. The pair were
fast friends , the monkey being a faith
ful attendant on his master and as
good as a watchdog. One day the
faker made a pie for dinner and left
It to cook on a charcoal lire while ho
wont for a walk. As the cooking pro-
reeded the savory smell was too much
for the monkey. It raised the cnv < t
nnd tasted the chicken. Finding iho
food very tasty , It ate more and moro
nntll nothing but the crust remained
Then It remembered Its master , who
would shortly return hungry nnd ready
to enjoy his meal. What was to be
done ? The sharp eyes of the monkey
detected some crows not far away , so
without loss of time It lay down on i
the ground as If dead. Hy and by a
crow came along and pecked nt the
monkey , which seized the bird In n
twinkling , strangled It. stripped off the
feathers , placed It In pieces in the
dish , covered It over with the crust
and then contentedly awaited the re
turn of the fnkor , to whom the whole
Incident wns rclntcd by nn eyewitness.
Customer Do vou keep stove lifters
In hero ?
Grocer's Clerk Not the Iron ones. ;
madam. Rut wo can give you a pint-
of kerosene. Roston Transcript.
MIstah Cole \Vbah \ .you gwlne at ,
hub ? MIstah Dusky I's gwlne nt whab
Ps gwlne at dnt'a whan 1's ffwlne at !
NEW SOURCE OF RADIUM.
English Engineer Says There Is One
That the recent discovery of rich ore
deposits In Portugal will make possible
for the llrst time the maiiiifaciure of
radium In quantities xulllrlcntl.v large
for commercial iw Is the ai'rtl < iu ot
Harry March , a young EnglMi civil
engineer , who has come to this coun
try In tlie hope of Interesting Ameri
can scientists and American capital In
the Portuguese mines. He has brought
with him a boxful of ore. spft-lmt'iis ot
which have been examined by miner
alogists here and abroad , wlm declare
that tin * mineral contains large quanti
ties of crystalline urniilto. or what Is
technically known as autunltc. the sub
stance from which radium Is ex
Professor James F. Kemp , head of
the department of geology at Colum
bia , and other members of the staff
have seen some of the specimens.
According to one analyst. Allen F.
Wnldi'ti of the chemical department of
Oxford university , who subjected the
mineral to the usual scientific tests for !
radium. It Is estimated that the ore !
contains nearly 720 milligrams of ra- |
dlnm to the ton. a new record. The
ore Itself he found to be made up of
quartz thickly erupted with yellow I
crystals. These crystals when exam-j
Ined proved to contain uranium , cal
cium and phosphoric acid , and there
was no trace of other metallic or acid
Up to the time of the discovery of
the Portuguese deposits the chief ore
from which radium was extracted was
pitchblende , considerable quantities of
which are found In Honolulu nnd In
Cornwall. England. The amount of ra
dium producing material In this sub
stance , according to Mr. March. Is
about 0 per cent , whcrons the ore ob-
tnlned from Portugal has been tested
and found to contain Ki per cent of
oxide of uranium. E R. Barbonl. a
French chemist , nflor subjecting the' '
new mineral to careful tests , declared
that by reason of the cnse with which
It could be treated It was In his opln-
Ion "nt least three times superior as
raw material to pitchblende. "
COUNTRY BANKS THE BEST.
Young Men Find There Greatest Op
portunities , Says Chicagoan.
"Young man. go to the country If
you want n thorough groundwork for
a financial career. Shun the big city
bank , where you arc llnble to get Into
n departments groove nnd go no high
Joseph T. Tnlbort. president of the
Chlcngo Clearing House association
and first vice president of the Com
mercial National bank of Chicago , was
talking of the reasons as he saw them
for his being called to New York ns
n vice president of the Nntlonnl City
bank when he gave tills ndvlce to
Mr. Tulbort attributes bis success to
the fact that ho was trained In n coun
try Institution nnd says that ho "rub
bed elbows with the farmer. "
"In the hanking business , as well ns
In any line of trade , the man who
knows his customers , their habits and
peculiarities. Is going to get the best
results. I have never regretted that
my start was In the country bank. It
wns a good school , and no young man
who Is In earnest will have cause for
regret If he takes a course In It. "
POLE FINDER CONFESSES.
Professor Phelps of Yale , Drawn by a
Sawhorse. Reaches World's Top.
Professor William Lyon Phelps of
Yale says that ho Is the only original
discoverer of the north pole. Ho do-
scrlbos It In the following letter :
At latitude SI I mode my final dash
consisting of n few parenthetical remarks
on the wenther. I hitched the span , the
saw-horse and the pony , to a new buckboard -
board wagon , cutting off the tongue , so
that t might be the first to announce my
discovery. Ten miles had swiftly flown
by. when the pony , thinking that the
sawhorse was a seahorse , tried to eat
him. The pony naturally resented this.
and the team , already frightened by the
narrowness of the meridian lines and by
the spectacle of n large fountain penguin.
The two faithful Ksklmos were thrown
out anil wore Immediately devoured by
polar bears , who , seeing their long beards , '
took them for arctic hairs , esteemwd n
great delicacy by these animals. 1 was I
pitched high In the nlr and landed on tha i
small of my back , thus discovering not
only the pole , but the whlllletree. At this |
moment my right ascension was about
ten seconds , my declination , so tnr as any ,
future attempts are concerned , was final I
and absolute Vours very truly.
Birds on the Wing.
Twice every year a wave of living t
birds , almost Inconceivably grand In i
the number of birds Involved , surges
over North America. The autumn !
wave rolls from the arctic tundras
of Canada and Alaska to the torrid 1
valley of the Amazon and the great
pampas of the La Plata , only to roll I
back again to the Icebound northern
ocean with the northward progression
of the sun. And almost as ceaseless
ns the ever rising , ever falling swell j
of the ocean tides Is tills miraculous
tide of beating wings nnd pulsntlng
little henrts. The last stragglers of
the northward migration do not rencb
their northern homo before the early
pnrt of Juno , but in July the south
ward setting tide has begun again. '
The number of birds that make up
this mighty wave almost passes com ,
prehension. Probably more than 03
per cent of all birds making their
summer homo between the northern
boundary of Mexico nnd the Arctic
ocean that Is. In the United States
and Canada help" to swell the great t
bird tide that moves southward In
nutumn and northward In the spring
with the regularity of a pendulum.
Allowing n little less than ono migra
tory bird to an acre , we get the euor-
mous number -1.320,000.000 birds
whosr whig bents follow with rhyth
mic precision the southward and north
ward movement of the sun. This
number ! H too vast to be easily com-
nrehondcd. U. Lauire In Atlantic
DR. ELIOrS BOOK LIST.
Bible and Shakespeare Omitted l
Publisher's Suggestion , He Says.
President Emeritus Charles W. Eliot
of Harvard recently Haiti of his live
foot library of best books ( hat In. was
paid by a llnu ol Now York publishers
for picking out tliu list. Every Har
vard graduate was surprised after tins
commencement the other day to re
ceive an announcement from the New
York publisher ! ) of the Issuance of the
books In "llarvaid crimson" binding.
Dr. Eliot when seen said :
"Tin- list of books as mentioned Is
very Incomplete. 1 expect when the
task Is llnlshod to Issue twenty more
titles. I will try to conllne the list to
sixty books. When the publishers ask
ed me to select the books for a prop
osition of this kind 1 was glad to do
It , because 1 felt If my name as com
piler of the list Induced people to read
the booK-s n great educational work
would have been done. My position
In this matter la thoroughly under
stood by all who know mo.
"I do not consider that my course
In acting as editor could be considered
as lending my name or what prestige
I might have for advertising purposes ,
as has been Insinuated. It Is a strict
business proposition , and naturally tl.
publisher will advertise largely.
"The nible and Shakespeare wcr i
omitted from the list at the suggestloL
of the publisher. The reason , of
course , Is that most people have read
the Bible and Shakespeare. The list
was originally Intended to 1 a fifty
book Ihit. Now. any good edition of
Shakespeare would take five volumes
the Bible would take three volumes
and there would be eight gone out ol
the fifty. "
PEST EATING DUCKS.
Alton ( III. ) Farmer Making Money
Fast Annihilating Potato Bugs.
Joseph Junettc , who farms one of
the job ranches on the Alton bluffs at
Alton , 111. , thinks he will engage ox
tcnslvely In "duck" farming and educate
cato the fowls to eat potato bugs at
$1 a day per duck.
Just now Junctte Is enjoying an In
come of $15 a day from fifteen ducks
which he trained to clear potato
patches of bugs. He put the ducks In
a pen and fed them on potato bugs
exclusively after starving them until
they wore glad to get the bug diet.
Junctte tried them first on his own
patch , which comprised several acres
The ducks went through the patch
like n neighborhood scandal. After
the performance Junette _ shut up his
brigade In the bug pen so they would
not acquire n taste for other diet.
The ducks arc In great demand on
the farms In Junette's neighborhood
Farmers arc glad to pay $1.00 per
hour for the services of the brigade.
ELECTRIC SUBWAY FOR MAIL.
Trains In Vienna Will Travel About
Twenty Miles an Hour.
Plans arc now under consideration
for an underground electric railway
In Vienna , Austria , fur the transmis
sion of postal matter. It Is proposed
to link together the chief postolllce
and sixty-four substations and the
nine railway stations In the city. Letters
tors , newspapers nnd pnrcels will be
curried over this Hue Instend of In
wngons through the streets. It Is estl
mated that the line will take tb <
place of 450 mall wngons nnd 700
horses , which now mnke some 2,500
journeys through the city every day ,
The railway will bo built In a sub
way five feet high nnd n little loss h
width. Each cnr will cnrry eighty
packnges , which Is equnl to the en
paclty of a one horse mall wagon
Trains of eight cars will be run every
twenty minutes from half past 5 In
the morning until 10 o'clock at night
They will carry motormeu , but will be
operated from dispatch stations and
will travel nbout twenty miles an
| Origin or Seals.
The origin of seals Is lost In th
shades of antiquity. In Assyrian an
Babylonian ruins seals still arc fount
and It Is certain that their use passe'
I from those countries to Greece an
I Rome , to nil European countries an
from England to America. Original !
they wore set in rings. The carllcs
references to them In Biblical bistor
Is found In Genesis xxxvlll , where
Is recorded that , pending certain ncgi
tlntlons between Judah and Tame
the widow of his son , Tamar demand
cd a pledge and Judah gave her hi
signet and other belongings. An
when Ahnb. king of Israel , tried t
buy Naboth's vineyard and couldn
his wife Jezebel "wrote letters I
Almb's name nnd scaled them with h
seal. " In the Rook of Esther , chnpte
vlll , It Is written that King Ahasueru
said to Esther nnd Mordecni. "Writ
ye nlso for the .lows , ns It Hketh yoi
In the king's name nnd seal It with the
king's ring , for the writing which Is
written In the king's name and sealed
with his ring may no man reverse. "
Seals doubtless were used long before -
fore the stirring events described In
the quoted chapter of Genesis , but no
one took the trouble to write about
them. From the time of Jeremlnh to
William the Conqueror the pen wns
practically unknown to king , noble or
peasant , so the seal was absolutely
necessary. Kansas City Star.
_ _ '
Aroused His Interest.
Willie had tried by vnrlous means to
interest his fnther in conversation.
"Can't you see I'm trying to rend ? "
said the exasperated parent "Now
don't bother me. "
Willie was silent for almost a mln-
utc. Then reflectively :
"Awful accident In the subway to
Fnther looked upwith Interest.
"What's thnt ? " be naked. "What was
the accident In the subway ? " [
"Why. " replied Willie , edging to
ward the door , /'a woman had her eya
on n seat und a man aat on It. " Every-
MOVING BOYHOOD HOME.
Hudson Maxim , Inventor , Has It
Tnken From Maine to New Jersey.
Hoard by board and shingle by sliltt
ulo the did homestead of the family
) f Hudson Maxim , Inventor , Is being
akcn apart far among the New Eng-
and hills , where It has nestled for
iliniist a century , In order that one of
he fondest dreams of the Inventor
nay be realized , The house has stood
Piece by piece It will bo lagged and
. arel'ully paked and dually shipped
o tlo country estate of the Maxims
at Lake Ilopatcong , N. .7. There the
Inventor will oversee the work of put
ting his boyhood's home together
again until finally Its soft gray walls
stand intact within a stone's throw of
his pre.scnt mansion.
"There will be a great contrast be
tween the palace that Mr. Maxim lives
in now and the little house that he
wns born In , " said ono of Abbott's
citizens , "but It won't be a bit greater
than the contrast between little Hud
son Maxim when ho plodded out of
this town at the close of the civil war
to sock his fortune and the Inventor
Maxim who returned years afterward
In a magnificent touring car a man
who had been honored by sonitt of the
greatest nations In the world. "
An obliging young Pole named Kuno
wns n wnltcr In n spcnk easy. Ono
Sunday the place was crowded nil day.
Even nt midnight there wns still n full
house. Some of the members of tills
full house were pretty full themselves ,
nnd the boss hesitated about letting
them leave. It would look suspicious
for thorn to stagger nnd lurch out of
his speak easy. And so he said confi
dentially to Kuno , the wnl'tcr ' :
"Kuno , Just walk down as far ns the
corner nnd sec If there nre any police
men nbout. "
At the end of five uijnutes Kuno re
turned , nnd the bartenders busy be
hind the bar nnd the noisy drinkers
with their glasses nnd even the drunk
en men propped on chairs In the cor
ner looked nt him Inquiringly. Kuno ,
with n courtly wnvo of the band , ush
ercd In n brnco of grim looking offi
"Sir , " he said to the boss , "dnre wass
no pollcomnns on _ do corner , so I runs
to de station houSe nn' bring you two ! "
Why They Don't Speak.
A young lady whose beauty Is equal
to her bluntness In conversation was
visiting a house whore other gueste
wore assembled , among thorn the eld
est son of a rich manufacturer. The
talk turned on matrimonial squabbles
" " "I bold that
Said the eligible "parti :
the correct thing for the husband late
to begin as lie Intends to go on. Say
that the question was one of smoking.
Almost Immediately I would show my
Intentions by lighting n cigar nnd set
tling the question forever. "
"And I would knock the thing out of
your mouth ! " cried the Imperious
"Do you know , " rejoined the young
man , "I don't think you would be
there ! "
Old Mr. Flaherty was a general fa-
vorlto In the little town where he
lived. The doctor was away nearly all
one summer and did not hear of the
old man's death. Soon after his return
the doctor met Miss Flaherty nnd in
quired nbout the family , endlug with ,
"And how Is your father standing the
Intense boat ? '
Tried to Comply.
The manufacturer of n ccrtnln brand
of clgnr advertised It far and wide ns
"the unparalleled everybody smokes
It. " One day he received a letter from
n man with whom he was only slight
ly acquainted , running thus :
"Dear Sinlthby I want ono of those
cigars everybody Is smoking. Send
It to mo by mall , securely done up In a
small pasteboard box. Your truly ,
Not even a stnmp wns Inclosed for
postnge , but Smlthby took some pains
to comply with the request , and after
n lapse of two or three days Urown
eon received by mall , duly packed In a
small box , n stump of n clgnr three-
quarters of nn Inch long , accompanied
by the following note :
"Dear Brownson Impossible to sent
one that everybody Is smoking , buf
here Is one that fifteen separate news
boys have smoked on. Yours truly ,
"Owen Flaflnngan ! Are you- Owen
Flannagnn ? " snld the clerk of the
"Yes , begorra. " replied the prisoner ,
with n merry twinkle In his eyo. "I'm
owlu' everybody ! " London Mall.
A Great Walker.
On July 11 ! . INIII. the Newmarket
bells rang a peal in honor of Captain
Harclny'M completed walk of n mile In
each of 1,000 successive hours hi his
first week of It lie had averaged less
than lfccn ! ! minutes lor each mllu
nnd In ( he last ueH ; more than twen
ty-one , and his ueight had gone down
from thirteen HIOUC four pounds to
eleven stone Rut on July IT he join
ed the Walchcrcn expedition In porfecr
health as aid de-camp to the Marquis
of lluntly. Captain Barclay , who watt
a Barclay of Ury and unsuccessfully
claimed three Scottish earldoms , had
performed wonderful feats before the
Newmarket walk In ISO I he walked
110 miles In nineteen hours In n mud
dy park. In I SOS IK- rose one morn
ing at n , walked ll'lrty tulles grotiRo
shooting , dined at 5 p in. , walked
sixty miles to his house at Ury In
eleven hours , did 301110 biHncss and
walked sixteen n.lles to dance at a
ball , walked liomr by 7 n in and spent
the day pnrtrldgj shooting In all KtO
miles without idccp for two nights
and three days At twenty he could
lift half a ton.St. . James' Gazette.
Personal courage Invests Its owner
with a protection beyond thai afforded
by outside forces An Illustration of
this is recorded by General William F.
Draper In Ills "Recollections of a Va
ried Career. " where he gives this In
In 18OI Colonel Daniels of the Sev
enth Rhode Inland became unpopular
with some of his command , and a
rumor spread that ho would bo shot
at the next engagement. He heard of
It. It was customary when guns had
been loaded for some time to have
them discharged Into some convenient
bank , and Colonel Daniels took advan
tage of this. Marching his regiment
out with loaded rltles. he faced thorn
toward a suitable elevation , and. ink
ing position on the top of It nnd In
front of them as at dress parade , ho
gave the commands. "Ready ! " "Alml"
"Fire ! " nnd the pieces were discharg
Needless to say. any man could hav
shot him with little danger of discov
ery , nnd. needless to sny. nlso , none of
them did. There were no more threat *
of that kind In his regiment
Mr. Fnxon wns the oldest patron of
Jhe "select boarding house" III which
ho j lived , and his landlady sometimes
referred people to him for a recom
mendation of her table. Ills wish waste
to praise the food highly , ns ho could
conscientiously do , but one day he
overstepped his mark.
"I'm dyspeptic , sir , " said a man who
had gone to Mr. Faxon to make In
quiries about the boarding house , "and
my food has to bo simple and well
cooked no high seasoning , no Indigest
ible compounds. "
Mr. Faxon looked at him with a
bland nnd reassuring smile.
"My dear sir , " he said In his most
Impressive manner , "you need have no
'ears. All I have oaten In the ton
years I have been under Mrs. Hrown's
roof would not Interfere with the di
gestion of the most delicate baby , sir ,
n the land. "
Scarfs of Fur Trimmed Moussellns
In Paris women have been wearing
thin frocks edged with fur and scarfs
of mousscllno with bands of pelt , but
t is only lately that these scarfs or
mantles have appeared In our midst.
The modish ones are of a color bar-
monl/.ing with the gown , and there
are three or four narrow bands of
skunk fur on the width of material.
In length they either reach the hem of
the frock or stop at the knee lino.
Animal neckpieces are to be very
popular tills winter , and on some of
the pieces the arrangement of heads
nnd tails Is reallj grewsome.
Muffs are large , long and flat and
trimmed with contrasting skins In
many Instances nnd with huge choux
Fur will bo used as a trimming on
gowns later In the season. One piece
frocks will have bandings of sable or
ermine , nnd stoics and turbans will
bo designed In fur , to match the cos
The cent that Is made with n long
sLiwl collar Is n favorite this fall.
LONQ COAT WITH BIIAWZi COI.LAB.
The wrap described has such n collar. Y
The Hues are long and graceful nnd
developed In zlbcllno or hopsucklnc.
With skirt to match , it would make a
useful eult. JUDIO CHOLLET.
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