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SCENE OF SNOWSLIDE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
LAST VOYAGE OF
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ii;:i nuro.iti- 1 liy :tutt unties at
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miiiiri operation-, in lljlni.i. 1,- u ; -iioiiin
iil li Ctuli- as st n liisui r U.'ii.st
ami :is a . iue:i' was Iiiiiin At Lis
l"'l ills attention w:ii aUia l-d lv an
Kuirli.sliniaii and a mjiiii- worn hi
Sttliiis rcsemil the youiik una. in Jn-iu .
ij. ! u.-iKcn onicr. jk was tii.ih-i
li'T. Admiral of tln ! ruvian navy n
Ii'inlid Stephens, told him that war h.i 1
i.c.-n f-clarel letvvt--!i Chile and !' s
and offfrcd him the olllo- of cap. tin. Ii-!-sir'd
that that mKlit the llstn.-r.ilda. a
Chilean vessel. should Ik- aptur-d
Stephens accepted the coiimiision.
Stephens met a mtl-y crew, to vvhloh he
was assigned. He :ive them linal in
!lrurtion.s They hoard, d tin- vessel. Tin y
Miee.-ssfully captUKil tin- vessel Mippi ,ed
Jo l- the nstnfra'da. through Mrat kv
'"apt Stephens gav- direetions for tin- ! -p.trtiir!
of th- craft He ettteid tin- .il
ni arid discovered t!i- KiiKltsh worn. m
and Iiit maid Steph. ns quit kly leirmd
tin- v.rnn:? vessel had heen e.ipltm d
It was Lord Iiarhtrlon's private va hi.
tli- lord's vi If- and maid heing aho.it 1
11- plainiil tin- situation t. h-r l.tdv--shlp
Tlicn l:r.-t Mat- Tuttle I.thl hoe
1h- plot. savttiK that tin- S-a l.'ii. -n lad
l-en taken in ord.-r to km to tli- Attt.tn -tie
t-in I- Tut'h; explained that on a
lurm-r vovai;.- h- had la:ie-d that the
Jioiixia Is.i'.x I was lust in 1732 II- hail
found it fruzi-ti m a ln'K" as- of i -on
mi island ami fontam-d much j;ld
Stephens ons-nt-d to !) tin- apt. tin
of til ti.-l:linti II.. told I. id.
liarlinton She wis Ktcttlv alone 1. '
hut "-vpi ss-d finlid-n in linn Ti
S-a cjiii- ii m-omitt-red .i v --.. 1 tn t i 1
foi; Kti pli-n-, att-mpt-il to fiiiiimiinii.it- J
This i-ausid a er- MrtiKxl- and he was
ovftt-oini- Tultli- linally Miiiuniu tin mi I
iiutlnii Tlii-n th- S-a (jii-t-ii h-:id-d south
sixain. ITml. r Tuttl-'s miidance th- ves
-! mad- prot-ss tnu.ud its s'-I
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.- ii--.w llllll , IJIJk .1. .111. .l- .-.Il.l- ..
liiH.iin- h--aii.si- it his iir a-lions
rit-photis u.i"' aw-iK-n-d lv jiashmi; of
Kluss II- .uv Tuttl- in tli- np nf a
.-I.!.mii of i-hioiis mania and v-ram-hiiii
Tl s.nlur uji'in r-si'init'H 's i--ns-s
was takfti ill.
In Which I Again Cor.-.c to Command.
I-imiu siwokt iii', tlu s;ray liht of
Miii Anlnrctic day stn-amiiig in through
the port hole.
"I (toiinileil on (he tloor twice, sir,"
lie evjilained. qnlclcly, "but yon was
sit epiii" so hard I had to i-oiiie in.
Soiiiotliin' h one wrong in -Mr. Ttit
th's statfiooiii. sir."
"Wronp' what do on mean?"
"Well, sir a mm went off in there
Just now. an "
I was alii-uly upon niy feet, pulling
n my riot lies.
"IJtm ttji on derk and as!; Da Nova
to route down here at once. Lively
jhiw. my lad."
The two hud already reached the
foot of the companion slairs when I
came out. and Dade had evidently
made the situation clear to the mind
of t he creole.
"Have j on been in zare, monsieur?"
he asked, anxiously.
"No. not et. but I fear the worst,
and thought it would be better for us
to go together. Stand by, Dade, for
we may need ott."
The ex-whaleman was lying on the
llcor in a cm led up heap, a revolver
i sting beside him. pet haps a foot
from his hand. The pungent odor of
powder was still in the room. We
turned him over, revealing a bullet
wound just in ft out of the ear. Pe
ond all doubt lie had shot himself
while silting upon the edge of the
bunk, and had tumbled forward, dead
before he struck i he deck. I glanced
toward Do Nova, who stood staring
silently down at the dead man, and at
.Dade, almost ellovv with tenor, peer
ing cautiously in through the open
"He is beyond furl her trouble." 1
said, solemnly. "The oor devil. Help
mo lift him back into his betth."
Dade held aloof, but I)e Nova took
hold with me. and together we
straightened out the body, covering it
decently wi:h a sheet. Then we passed
out into the mam cabin and closed the
"What sort of weather have we out
ide. Mr. De Nova?"' 1 questioned, en
deavoring to quell the beating ot my
"'Clear an' col", monsieur, ze win'
"Then we are holding our course?"
"Oui, oui," gesticulatinc. "but w'at
Ae do now? w"at we do now?"
"Well, that depends entirely upon
you and the crew." I returner., shoitly.
"Mr. Tut tie is dead. beond recall. 1
am the only competent navigator left
in board. For the sake of my own
life, as well as the safety ot those
women in our care. I propose assum
ing command. Have you anything to
The creole stood motionless, grasp
ing the edge of the table, his black
es still fastened on Tuttle's closed
"Well, you had better decide." I went
on. stoutly, "and anyway the only
thing for us to do is to put this matter
straight before the crew. Keep quiet
about what lias happened until aftei
breakfast you. too. Dade and then
hae the whole crew piped aft. Go
on about jour work until then, and
Keep your tongues fill."
I sat down on the divan, watching
Dade as he bustled about from the
tab'e to the rntry. t'v-r casting fur
tive glances toward the silent state
ioom in which the dead man lay
Finally I g;.t up. and. to Dade's horror,
re-entered the mate's room, returning
with the chart ui on which our course
had foo- j pricked up until noon of the
previous day, and spread it out across i big Hill Anderson circulating among
ui knees. I was still engaged in ! the various groups, talking earnestly,
studying it when Lady Darlington. ' and felt convinced the crew was en
fuiiv dressed, emerged from her cab- j dcavoring to settle upon some united
in. bhe tout bed me before 1 was even
aware of her presence.
"Is Mr. Tuttle still ill?" she ques
tioned. aniouly. "aud have you been
on duty all night?"
"The first ollicc-r is dead," I an
sv.'tred. and made her sit down beside
i:.e. "I will tell you all the tacts."
S!-e listened s.lemly. her breath
q-.i k n-J l:o.a excitement, her faco
ni i i i ii I i iwiil I
t R I & T I Ii -i7 111 oissl nf. s if Is
m? " f v xs.-cf if t "
i rx aa. jrA.YsrJtwKv hi
b ,n r.. ,&x ic, ibv ni
B . A'f.ih 1 m 'M l-7S9fM0T
1 ' w y r
"To H I Wid That Cert o' rto
colorless. I dwell upon the man's
mental condition, his ghostly hallu
cinations, my discovery of him in the
main cabin, and his linal mad act c-"
self-destrucn'cn. The very relating or
the tragic story served to clear my
own mind and strengthen my resolve.
"What what will this mean to us?
she questioned, her lips tremblim:.
"Will it release us from our bondage?
Will it result in abandoning this cra?y
search after treasure?"
"Honestly I do not know. Lady Da
lington," I acknowledged with relu-.-tance.
"The present attitude of tl e
crew remains to be discovered. Prac
tically we are as helpless as before.
My one aduintagc lies in the fact that
I am the only navigator on board. Ye"
they hae power to compel me to do
their will. I cannot battle against
"Hut j on no longer believe in Tat
"I never have really believed It
i'.ut this is not a question of what 1
believe; it all hangs upon the faith c:
the men forward."
"'Hut if they realize he was insane,
surely they must also decide that his
treasure ship was likewise a de
lusion." I shook my head, gravely doubting
"I regret to say I possess no such
expectation. The average sailor. Lady
Darlington, is not given to reasoning;
he is more a creature of impulse. I
f-ar we are already too close to our
goal to now be turned back by the
mate's dtath. The men will insist on
completing the voyage. I intend to
have the entire crew piped aft after
breakfast, and will talk to them. 1
wish you to go on deck with me at
the time, and hear all that is said." 1
paused, in'eatly watching the expres
sion of her face. "Whatever decision
I may be driven to. I hope it will not
forfeit me your respect."
"You will retain confidence in me,
even if the bow of the Sea Queer: con
tinues to point southward?"
She lifted her gray eyes to mine in
"Whatever ou think best, Mr. Ste
phens. I shall believe to be right," she
responded, softly. "Will my trust help
"It is the one thing needed. Thus
armed I can fight it out."
The meal following was far from
cheerful, although the bright sun
streamed down through the deck tran
som to fall in golden bars along the
table, as our thoughts would constant
ly recur to that silent figure lying in
the near-by bunk, while our conversa
tion was largely about him, and the
consequences of his death.
Finally, bidding both mistress and
maid prepare themselves for an early
call to the deck. 1 went forward to the
bridge, relieving De Neva while he de
scended to the main cabin for his
breakfast. The crew had already com
pleted their meal and swarmed out of
the forecastle, apparently aware that
something was in the wind. I noticed
course of net ion. Brutal and un
learned as he was, the boatswain was a
thorough sea-lawver, understanding
well how to influence his mates, and
with enough at stane in this game to
render him desperate. The second
mate joiiud me.
"Call all han.is aft. Mr. De Nova," 1
said, after a glance into his face,
"every man Jack of them, except the
Mr. Stephens W'rc Siiia--Mcn.
two at the wheel. I will talk to them
fiom the rail."
I took my position there, with Itdy
Darlington and Celeste close at hand,
but somewhat sheltered under the lee
of the longboat from the stinging
wind. The herd came shuflling aft.
and ranged themselves awkwardly
enough on the open deck. De Nova
cast his eyes over them, counting,
then clinrhed the short ladder and
"All here, monsieur." Then lowered
his voice. "Mapes was dead in ze
"Mapes! Oh, he was the man who
fell from the foreyard?"
"Oui. an' it all makes ze crew feel
I glanced at the group, and around
at the stern vision of sea. Altogether
it formed a dismal, disheartening pic
ture the men, bundled up in their
heavy clothing, stamping their feet on
the deck, their ragged beards forking
out. their eyes gleaming beneath the
pinks of woolen caps drawn low,
shuffling impatiently, and occasionally
moving over to the rail to spit; the
yacht. long battered by the seas.
sttipped of every unnecessary adorn
ment, her hatches battened down, her
funnel rusty, her sails close reefed,
her forward deck a sheet of glistening
ice. the sharp wind whistling through
the frozen rigging as she staggered
through a cold, gray, wintry sea,
straining and groaning in every timber
as the gleaming surges struck her
quarter and the relentless wheel held
her to the course. The whole view
photographed itself indelibly upon my
mind, and I clung to the tai!. gazing
about and down into those upturned
"Men," I said, finally, shadowing my
lips with one hand to keep the words
from being blown away. "I am no sea
orator, and what I have to say will be
short. No doubt you know pretty
well already what has happened on
board during the night. AH 1 need say
is. that Mr. Tuttle is dead; he went
crazy and shot himself. Now. the
reason I called you aft is this. You
are no regular articled crew, on an
ordinary voyage between ports. None
of you have signed papers, aud you
Remains Always Sealed Book
Mystery of Mentality Seems Designed
to Be Hidden from Mankind.
We say of one who has destroyed
his life: "He must have been mentally
unbalanced." Was he? What is the
proof that comes from an action mere
ly contrary to the ordinary rule of
life? And what is balance? In every
walk of life we meet with the unbal
anced, or the mentally dying. The fa-
natic is the man with large mental
force, but with only one outlet. He
looks on the world through a singe
window. His salvation is to open
many windows to his soul. The busi
ness man struggles with singleness of
purpose. The student lives among the
fancies of his brain. But extreme ap
plication brings the same results as
extreme inattention. The rush of ur
ban life and the desolation of the
farm produce identical results. In a
thousand persons the gradations from
the extreme of brute physical domina-
have no lawful officers to take charge.
It happens I'm the only navigator on
board, and so I've called yon aft, after
talking with Mr. De Nova about it, to
gel your id as on whal oughl to be
done. Some of you speak up until we
can find out what your notions are."
No one among them made any re
sponse, the long row or eyes staring
dully up at me, the feet shuCliug in
"Come. Anderson, open up. You've
been sounding the men for an hour
past. What's your plan?"
1 he boatswain, thus directly singled
out from the others, pushed his way
to the front, glancing sideways into
the faces of his mates.
"Well, we- have talked about it a Ml,
Mr. Stephens, but I dunno as we've
quite decided," his gruff voice borne
to us on the wind. "How far are we
from the islands what Mr. Tuttle told
"Nearly 200 miles to the northwest."
The big sailor cast his eyes over the
side at the sea view, slowly turning
the quid in his cheek.
"An' the wind right. "Tain't much of
a run. sir. afler what we've already
had get tin here. I recken you could
find that p'int o" sea?"
"Yes." I acknowledged, almost re
luctantly. "I can find it. unless the ice
shuts us in firsL Hut what's the use
in taking such a chance, Anderson?
Tuttle was probably just as crazy
about that matter as he was over
other things. To my mind he never
saw any islands where he said he did.
Government ships have surveyed all
these waters again and again, and the
charts show no land anywhere along
that latitude. I'm for calling it a
poor job. and turning back before we
get nipped. Look where we are now;
we haven't a mile of clear water eith
er side of us, and a shift of wind will
crush our sides like an eggshell."
The silent men stared gloomily out
at that grim expanse of sea. ice and
sky, but Anderson only scowled up
into my face, slapping his mittened
"To hell wid that sort o rot, Mr.
Stephens." be broke forth, fiercely.
"'We're jailor-men. an" the most of U3
have seen ice before. This channel's
wide enough for the hooker, an' what
the deil do we want more? Maybe the
ol" man was a bit nutty, but he knew
how 10 sail these seas, an' he told a , such quantities that when they made
dam' straight yarn about that Span- j a flight they would darken the sky
ish ship, just the same, an I'm for ! i'ke a black cloud. The younger gen
findin" out whether or not it was a He. ' eration of sportsmen, however, has
Max be there ain't no pesos awaitin' probably never seen a living specimen
for us out yonder, but. by God, sir. I
want to know it for sure. An so do
my mates. Now, you say we're within
200 miles of findin' out the truth, an
Im hanged if I'll consent to go back
like a whipped cur without takia' even
a squint along that latitude."
He stamped on the deck, glowering
about him like a mad bull, evidently
daring the others to contradict. I
leaned farther out over the rail.
"Is that right, lads? Has Anderson
spoken your sentiments? Do you real
ly mean to proceed in this crazy
search in spite of all that ice out
No voice responded, although I
could iiear the hoarse grumbling in
their throats and see their heads
shaking affirmatively. I turned to
ward the mate, who was standing just
"The men are all tongue-tied. How
Is it with you, Mr. De Nova? Are you
for further south, or a quick run
1 noticed him glance across toward
Celeste, crouching beneath the shelter
of the longboat, her faco showing
white against the darker background. I
even imagined the girl lifted her hand
as if in some form of signal; anyhow,
the creole smiled confidently, his jet
mustaches clearly outlined against I113
"Wat I say. monsieur? Oh. oui,
I was for get up ze steam in ze en
gine, and make a dash. Hy gar, may
be zare was ze monies to make us all
ricn. w y not .' n iz ze steam we
cheat ze ice-field. Hah! I seen it
worse as zat."
"True," I urged in final effort, "but
the season is wrong. We are driving
south in the face of winter, the ice
packs are forming, and not breaking
up. I warn every one of you the
chances are we'll be nipped."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
tion to the extreme of nervous force
are found, and all are susceptible to
the unknown law which, without
warning, extinguishes the inner light
and leaves the afflicted groping in the
Was poverty, ill health or dishonor
confronting the hapless one? Did he
have the things that men desire, and
was he about to lose them? Did any
one of a thousand things Imnend
which try men'scourage and test their
powers of resistance and philosophy?
And if we cannot find one of these
tangible, material things, we shake
our heads sagely and leave the ques
tion unanswered. Why should it be
unanswered? There are things we
know and things we may not learn
And among the latter is the mystery
Few German Female Physicians.
There are only 55 female physicians
In the German empire.
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1NETY-TWO people were buried
Pacific railroad. The terrible avalanche occurred in Heaver creek canyon in the Selkirk mountains.
The canyon leads to Rogers pass from the east. Beyond the pass a few miles the track meets the Uh
cillewaet river. In Reaver creek canyon the mountains rise to many hundred feet above the track.
Tr rough Roger.: pass, and west of the divide the road passes through
the east slope there are practically no shed3 for the protection of trains.
FEW WILD PIGEONS
Bird Ones Abundant in Michigan
Now Almost Exterminated.
Trappers In That State Caught Them
In Large Numbers By Use of
Nets and a System of
South Haven. Mich. Some thirty
five or forty years ago some of the
locality around South Haven was a
great lumbering country and to-day in
uncleared brush land there are to be
seen (reminding one of those early
days) firmly imbedded in the ground
immense pine stumps, relics of those
one-time nonarchs of the forest,
These stumps will measure in circum -
ference ten or fifteen feet Old-timers
and settlers recall the fact that those
pine forests were once the breeding
and nesting place of myriads of wild
pigeons, that roosted, bred and went
unmolested; that they increased in
of that bird, his acquaintance with
pigeons being entirely confined to the
plucked specimens of tame pigeons
on the stands of the dealers in the
One of the old-timers of the early
days who followed the flight of 1878
and was much interestd in the pigeon
business of that time said that the
disappearance of the wild pigeon front
Its former haunts has established the
fact that it is now entirely confined to
the wilds of British North America.
He followed the roosts and routes of
the flights and the last one seen by
him in Michigan was in
of 1S7C. Thiv main body of birds dis-, sus enumerators. like that In many
appeared across the Straits of Mack- other countries. Is discouraging or
Inac. much to the distress of nctter3. amusing, according to the point of
At Petoskey and its immediate view one takes of the matter. It is
neighborhood in 1S7S a flock of pig- discouraging If one thinks that edu
eons appeared in a considerable num- cation has been compulsory in the
her. but not more than a few thou- Netherlands for many years and that
sands were seen In one body. The there is so little to show for It, For
nests in Michigan extended usually
for about twenty-eight miles, averag
ing about two miles wide. The birds
i.-sually arrived in two separate bod
ies; one came directly from the south
by land the other following the coast
'if Wisconsin. The latter body came
In from the lake at about 3 o'clock In
the afternoon. It was a compact mass
of pigeons, at least five miles long by
one mile wide. In 1S7S some Chicago
men came over to Michigan and em
ployed 200 men and boys in netting
Ihe pigeons. This slaughter, together
with advent of the woodmen in the
pineries, contributed more than any
thing else to the annihilation of the
wild pigeon In Michigan.
The old-timer, in describing the ta
king of pigeons In nets, speaks of them
as seines, which were so rigged that
upon being sprung they fell upon the
birds which at the moment were on
the ground. There were two methods by
which the pigeons were decoyed, one
by baiting, whereby a single pigeon.
attracted by the food scattered about.
called a great number of bis fellows.
HOW TO DETECT FRESH EGGS I
Dr. Wiley Gives House Committee
Practical Demonstration on Cold
Washington. It Is easily possible to
tell the difference between a fresh egg
and a cold storage egg without break
ing the shell, and dealers in the Dis
trict of Columbia who sell stored eggs
for "strictly fresh" ones may be prose
cuted and convicted, according to
statements of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley.
the government's chief chemist, at the J
-nign cost. 01 living neanng being j
conuuetcu u a uuuse auu-commuiee i
Dr. Wiley brought with him a large '
number of fresh eggs and also some or .
the cold storage variety. Dropping '
them into a large vessel of water con i
nlnlnf t,-n nor pent cnlt cnlntlnn tti
iU.u.D ,- .. m. . i..c uiuc uu n iub wooas Detween
tresh eggs Immediately sank to the her old age. Mrs. Cordrey said: here and Plattsmouth by John Dun-
bottom and the refrigerated ones "When I was a little girl I used to gan. The man was hunting rabbits,
ioated on the surface When asked go out ana work on the farm like the and as he passed a clump of brush be
iow he knew the eggs were fresh Dr , men. Many days have I plowed all heard the call cf a gobbler. As Dun
Viley replied that one of the inspectors day and come to the barn after dark gan approached the gobbler flew away
lad watched the hens lay them the aril n.ilked i-even cows. There ere with the ease of a swallow. Dungaa
day before. , only two acys and father, and in those . "red and brought the bird dowa.
in the moat disastrous snowslide
upon whom, when collected in suffi
cient numbers, the net was sprung.
It was not an an uncommon thing
to trap from 300 to 500 pigeons at
every cast and, as the casts were nu
merous, the number taken throughout
the day was large. Another method
consisted of trapping the pigeons as
they flew over the net That required
the use of decoy birds, whose eyes
were sewed up and a light weight at
tached to their legs to prevent them
from flying away. These decoys were
thrown into the air when a flock was
passing by to attract their attention,
while trained decoys that Is. pigeons
trained to act as if alighting were
worked industriously at the same
time. If they brought down the flight
the net was sprung at four corners.
, The captives were taken out and dis
, posed of according to the purpose or
' the netters. Some were kept alive in
( coops, while the balance were killed
' and packed immediately for market.
i This account applies to the period
TAKE DUTCH CENSUS
Enumerators in Holland Have
Same Trouble as Elsewhere.
Facts Difficult to Get Because Many
Persons Are Apparently Too Stupid
to Give Information Some
The Hague. Cards with questions
to be answered for the decennial cen
sus of Holland-swere distributed re
cently. About 6,000,000 cards were
sent out Tue experience of the cen-
it is patent that all those 'heads of
families" who had to fill in their own
census cards and see to it that the
other members of their family filled in
theirs show a remarkable lack of edu
cation and even of plain common
sense or intelligence.
Many were absolutely unwilling to
fill in their cards; others really could
neither read nor write or got hopeless
ly muddled in the questions and an
swers. Lots of the cards got lost or
too much soiled for use. Some poverty-stricken
people asked the enumer
ators whether they could "get soup on
such a card" or whether they could
"get work" on it. But few could un
derstand the use of the cards or of the
census, although the whole affair had
been explained to the children in all
the schools, so that they might be able
to help their parents in filling out the
Only In those cases where people
were really un.it!e. though willing, to
do so were th? census enumerators
allowed to fill out the cards from die-
tation. Even then It was often dlffl-
Mrs. Hester Cordrey Attributes Long
Life to Plowing She Did When
She Was Young.
Delmar. Del. Mrs. Hester Cordrey.
known as Aunt Hester, celebrated her
one hundred and thirteenth birthday
at her home here the other day. With
her were her four grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren. ,
Mrs. Cordrey was born In 1797. nine
miles from this town, on a farm.
wnere sne uvea until sne marnea. sne
vvus uiarneu twice, uui us me uiuiu-1
er of on,v one child. Her heaith has
been remarkable until within the last
-vear IIer eyesight is good and she
as los?- onb one tooth.
When risked to what she attributed !
ever known on the line of the Canadlam
several miles of snow sheds, but oa
when flocks of pigeons were large and
numerous. The last occasion when
nets were profitably used was in 1S77.
OLD DEED IS VERY VALUABLE
Document Found, Said to Be Connect
ing Link of Claim to $400,-
000,000 Estate. j
Toledo, O., Mar. 8. In rummaging
over old papers in a trunk. Harry B.
Alexander of New Philadelphia, O.,
has come across an ancient parch
ment that proved to be a deed dated
June 21. 1751, from agents of Lord
Baltimore to William A. Price, and
conveying lards now the heart of
Baltimore. Md.. for the sum of eleven
This is said to be the connecting
link of the claim of the Price heirs to
an estate now valued at $400,000,000.
Price gave a long lease on the lands,
but this lease was destroyed when th
British burned the city In 1SI2.
It Doesn't Appeal to Him.
The man who has no sons is always
slow to accept the theory that boy
will be boys as a good excuse.
cult to make the people understand
what was meant by every question or
to get at the correct names, birth and
marriage dates, the religious belief or
business or employment of the peo
ple. One old woman had answered the
question, "What is your principal busi
ness or employment?" by writing:
"Praying to God for my sovereign and
my country." That she truly consid
ered this her principal mission In life
rould be seen by referring to the cen
sus papers of ten years ago, when
she had answered the same question
in the same way.
Of course, there were many amus
ing mistakes made for instance, when
a father named as the chief business
of his son of 11 years, "being an
Idiot." Another father gave his little
daughter's chief employment as "eat
ing." There seemed to be a good
deal of difference of opinion among
the people as to who Is really the
"head of the household." Some house
holds were described as having as
many "heads" as "members." In
others the husbands had named their
wives as the "heads."
Find Hidden Treasure.
Huntington. W. Va. While digging
Into a hole to capture a rabbit Grant
Bennett and Gordon Farrow of Gray
son. Ky., unearthed an old tin can
ister containing $182 in gold and sil
ver coin. A cabin near the place
where the money was found was oc
cupied a quarter of a century ago by
John Stevenson, hermit, who died sud
denly. Wise Thought.
We need to be careful how we deal
with those about us. when every death
carries to scs small circle of sur
vivors thoughts of so much omitted
and so little done of so many things
forgotten and so many more which
might have been repaired. Oliver
113 Years Ola
days It was no disgrace for a woman
to work, so I used to help out and
save hiring extra labor.
"If a girl now was to go out and
plant corn or cut wheat she would be
considered a slave, but we were
praised then for being industrious. If
girls tl;ese years would do more work
and think less of their 'parlor they
would be more healthy and live
Mrs. Cordrey now has a plot of
ground which 6he cultivates yearly
Famous Game Coming Back?
Nebra&ka City. Neb. The hrst wild
I turkey seen here in years ri i.-mwi
hn nihn. .1.. u, ,
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