The Canadian Valley News. (Jones City, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, November 18, 1904 Page: 2 of 4
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The Canadian Valley News.
lie Busifleuiziiig ol Mr, Ingenious impossibilities
Ai told by himself to "Glen Rice"
Oopyritfbt. 1901. by John K Hunt
NEW STATE NEWS
In the United Stat ?* Court at Ryav
the jury brought II a verdict of
Acquittal in the casea of Henry and
Tom Do8aet, charged with the mur-
der of Drew Wade at Cotirtney. about
two years ago.
The United States court house at
Durant was badly damaged by fire
last week. The damage is estimated
A section of the Santa Fe bridge at
Purcell, which waahed away during
the recent high water, was found
high and dry by some section men
near Calvin last week.
J. 0. West, a farmer 50 years old.
living near Ravia, was shot and killed
Friday evening In a personal diffi-
culty. Ernest Roberts. a young
married man. has been arrested.
Arrangements have been made by
Senator George Brett of Ponca City
to ship 15.000 head of cattle from
Mexico Into Oklahoma during the
present open season and feed them In
the Osage Indian country this winter.
John Philip Sousa, the "march
king." will tour Oklahoma and Indian
Territory this fall for the first time
In the history of his organization.
The band will play In Muskogee on
Thanksgiving night and will appear
at South McAlester on the afternoon
of that day.
The Indian Territory correspondent
of a Dallas paper was dumbfounded
on election day when he received a
telegram from his paper asking him
to send full returns of presidential
election In Indian Territory, as well
aa results of the local vote In the ter-
IS wall Waterson. son of the noted
newspaper man and lecturer, Henry
Waterson of Louisville, who has for a
year been living on a ranch in Co-
manche county, Is reported to have
deserted his wife and left for part*
anknown. He has been absent foil
Mayor Van Winkle of Oklahoma
City has ordered all the gambling
places In that city closed. The gamb-
lers had overreached their bounds
and demanded from political candi-
dates their promise of exemption
from prosecution in case of election.
Upon hearing this the mayor took a
decided atand and ordered their
places closed. Mr. VanWInkle saya
.'hey must not again open during his
The affairs of the Shawnee Light
«nd Power company have been placed
ln the hands of a receiver, J. C.
fisher having been appointed by the
XMtrt to that position. The enter-
prise has been a paying one. and It
Is intimated that $50,000 has been dl
verted from Its regular channel. The
secretary and treasurer of the com-
pany, J. J. Henry, Is reported to be In
'Denver, and his books are not to be
The two new buildings for the use
Df the Agricultural college at Still-
water have been completed. The
greenhouse Is a fine one. and the ar-
rangement is such that plants of
every description may be grown to
advantage. The dairy building is fully
equipped and work in this depart
ment has been begun. This is a
great benefit to the college and to
the surrounding country—to the peo-
ple by making a market for the coun-
try dairy produce, and to the college
by bringing the people Into closer
touch with it.
As the result of a drunken quarrel
over a man at 2 o'clock Monday morn-
ing. Florence Madlne of Oklahoma
City was killed, her throat being cut
from ear to ear. Jessie Young, who
was arrested for the murder, stated
that the cutting was done In self de
fense. The women are negroes.
During the last two years I have
made several successful transactions
along lines where I previously have
erred. To-day I believe that where one
gets to growing, the lower one hap-
pens to be when one started, the
higher one will get when one ends.
When I was a boy I went Into a
country store to buy some goose-quill
toothpicks for a Christmas present.
To show you the kind of buyer I was
at that time—I paid ten cents for a
package of a dozen, bought sotte other
things, and had three cents left. Look-
ing the showcase over to see what I
should do with the three cents, I saw
a broken bundle and took three more
goose-quill toothpicks at a cent apiece.
1 had heard my father say he liked
that kind of a toothpick, and I was
out for toothpicks.
Let me tell you about the kind of a
man the storekeeper was. He didn't
buy the way I did. He knew how to
buy to make money. He kept the
things that the people wanted. He
thought ahead of the people and
thought straight. He knew how to
buy and to sell for more than he paid.
Much of my time was devoted to
studying things that this Mr. Store-
keeper never thought of, and my mind
evolved such original but Impossible
plans that I earned for myself the
reputation of being "up In the clouds."
Recently a general manager intro-
duced me to one of the directors of
his company. He said he bad been
trying for several years to pull down
to earth one of the legs of this man!
In reviewing the last quarter of a
century, I am pleased to see that soon
after making a mistake, I recognized
the mistake, and by the time my
friends began to criticize me, I had
made some headway In planning a
preventive of a repetition.
Sometimes I had little victories.
About the time I got the toothpicks. I
went into a hardware store to got a
large pocket-knife. Pointing to the
knife 1 wanted, the old merchant put
his hand In tho showcase, lifted the
knife a few Inches from the box, told
me it was $1.25, and put the knife
FRUIT PRESERVED IN PEAT.
Discovery Recently Made Considered
of High Importance.
What is considered a highly import
ant discovery has just been m&de in
the matter of the shipment of fruits.
It Is believed that a solution has Anal-
ly been found on the problem of trans-
porting delicate tropical fruits long
The experiments have been made
by a French company under the aus
pices of the French government. The
shipments have been made from
Qulana and the Island of Guadeloupe,
In the Lesser Antilles, to France, and
the outcome is declared most satisfac-
The secret of the new process Is the
envelopment of the fruit In a particu-
lar kind of peat or turf, that, namely,
which is known as yellow Dutch peat.
Pineapples, bananas, mangoes, sapo-
tas ond other delicate fruits have been
taken when in perfectly ripe condition,
enveloped in the fibrous substance aiul
after several weeks spent ln transpor
tatlon have arrived at their destina-
tion in a perfectly fresh and sound
Peat, as Is known. Is vegetable mat-
ter mere or less decomposed, which
passes by insensible degrees Into lig-
nite. The less perfectly decomposed
peat Is generally of a brown color,
that which is perfectly decomposed is
often black. Now, moist peat, it has
for some time been known, possesses a
decided and powerful antiseptic prop-
erty. This is ascribed to the pres-
ence of gallic acid and tannin. It Is
manifested not only ln the perfect
preservation of ancient trees, and of
leaves, fruits and the like, but som®- I
times even of animal bodies. Thus, in
some instances, human bodies have
been found perfectly preserved in
peat, after the lapse of centuries.—
down without showing it to me. I
told him that that was the knife I
wanted and I counted out the money!
I enjoyed his surprise over my ability
to buy that priced knife.
One morning before starting to help
work out our road tax, I made a boy-
ish brag to my father that I would
use a hoe or nothing. About fifteen
minutes later you might have seen
me climbing over the back fence to
trade my hoe for a shovel. The boss
had convinced me in about ten sec-
onds that I needed a shovel. Since
then I have seen many smart and
strong men momentarily foolish
enough to unnecessarily say what they
would or wouldn't do, to their final
To-day I like to buy goods as a con-
sumer. Let me have a roll of bills
every day with which to roam through
the stores, without any obligations to
complicate the spending of it, and I
would make some decidedly good se-
lections. Not so very long ago the
selections would have been about 20
per cent as good.
When about ten years old, I got to
fooling with a big man around a force
pump that had a hose attached to it.
My boy friends and I thought it great
fun to wet the big fellow, but soon
the battle turned and we found our-
selves soaked, and when my father
found me, I wasn't complimented over
the outcome. Since then I have tried
to keep out of kinds of fun which
would surely enable the other fellow
to have the fun at my expense and
A recent experience taught me this
lesson. With great enthusiasm I sub-
mitted plans In copy to a man who
has spent more than a half million
dollars a year for several years, In
Oyer the dark and dstert plain.
Where fierce thins* room In hunger pain.
Beneath the lamplike evening staf.
Be lilnd the pointed peaks, afar,
I nee the desert day expire.
In one long bath of rosy ft re.
A ml*t of flame.
It holds the eye
And one looks long, as If aware
A god may rise and Iteekon there;
It Is ho holy, hushed and calm.
And soothes with such a restful baim.
And seems so waiting for tha Thing
Of which the stars forever sing.
—J. William Lloyd.
The czar's army was advancing.
The burning sun made the dust-laden
air feel like fire. The grass on the
ground was trampled down by thou-
sands of feet and the only protection
and cover were the cornfields, whose
tall withered stalks concealed friend
and enemy alike.
A company of Russian Infantry
came rushing back and threw them-
selves down among the cornstalks,
which trembled ln the air for a few
seconds, then all was quiet.
In disorder, without leaders, they
had fled like a herd of scared sheep.
Inspired only by the instinct of self-
preservation, and desire to live. An 1
advertising. He made all kinds of now they were lying there In groups,
critical remarks about the idea, but silent and downcast, hardly able to
by careful maneuvering I got the breathe, listening and trembling at
thing in type, improved somewhat by every sound, Insane from fright, panic
my determination to make it go. and stricken. From the direction from
resubmitted it. With very little re- which they had come, and, as it seem-
vision he accepted it. The other man ed. directly from the yellowish green
is not always able to see your new wall of cornstalks which stood be-
Idea the way you see it by presenta-1 tween them and the enemy, came the
tlon in its first stage.
ABOVE THE 95-YEAR LINE.
Fine Record for Longevity Made by
Negroes in the Last Census.
The race of Washington's colored
body servants Is very nearly extinct,
and the negro nurses of Jefferson,
Madison and Monroe are no longer
numerous. But it is officially estab-
lished by the last census that of 9,770
"persons in the United States over the
age of 95 nearly 6,000 were colored.
There were by the census reports
2,741 native white men and women
over 95. The balance was made up
of 229 Indians and 1,846 foreign-born
white persons—examples of extreme
longevity being relatively more numer-
ous among foreign-born than native
white people and more numerous
among negroes than either.
The number of colored women over
96 by the last census was 1,217, Geor
gia being the state in which they
were most numerous. The number ol
cound of rifle shcts, vith a noise as
of peas thrown by the handful on a
irurn. Sometimes stronger, sometimes
weaker, sometimes ln volleys came
the sound, accompanied on and off by
the roar of the field artillery.
Hardly had they thrown themselves
flown when the bullets began to strike
the ground all around them, but they
remained motionless, every man
clutching his rifle in his hands, care-
ful not to look at his neighbor, every
man ashamed of his own cowardice.
Thus passed a whole minute—an
eternity of death and destruction It
A man ln the uniform of a captain
came running toward the cornfield
which had swallowed up the company.
He had lost his sword and his uni-
form was torn and dusty. He was
furious, his face distorted with rage.
He had been In command of these peo-
ple, lived with them, loved them as
children. He knew every one of them
his life, his character, he had led
tnem into death, the death which
threatened thein from behind those
aastlly constructed trenches which
white women native born over 95
was 922, and of white women foreign iere'WbleTn"'the" hortz~on7and"theJ
bornoverSS, 1.016. JTIie number olihad betrayed his faith in them and
fled. How he hated them in this mo-
He rushed into the cornfield breath-
less, unable to raise his voice to call
them back, broken down with des-
They were all there—he knew it, he
Amcng foreign born residents 479 of felt it, only a few steps from him,
the women above 95 were Irish, and stricken with fear of death, and he did
of the men 351 were born in Ireland not have the strength to call them
li has been found generally that back to Inspire them with new cour-
the oldest persons are those resident Bge. : , ■
Indian squaws over 95 was 94.
In North Carolina about two-thirds
of the population is white and one
third colored. The number of white
residents over 95 was 212, while the
number of colored residents over 9E
standing on the parade ground the
captain began calling the names of
"Dead! Wounded! Missing!"
plied the sergeant.
But one at a time the men came
forward and took their accustomed
places ln the ranks, saluting their
captain with downcast eyes, crushed
by the feeling of their shame.
Time and again a peculiar sound
was heard and a man fell to the
ground dead or wounded, groaning
with pain, but no one noticed
cared. The ranks closed, the holes
And he stood before them r.s if he
never noticed the wounded, stern and
forbidding. He was no longer their
beloved captain, but a merciless
"What have you done?"
The pale faces turned still paler,
but no answer came, the groaning of
Hints for Christmas Gifts.
Ribbon work on muslin Is very
popular at present, and In the various
country houses one sees very pretty
specimens of it, cushion and satin
nightdress case covers, table centers,
bed coverlids and afternoon teacloth*.
as well as smaller things, such as
handkerchief, glove, veil and tie cases
Dr. E. B. Cowdrlck was refused ad-
mission to the Oklahoma State Medi-
cal association at Its meeting last
week. While secretary of the terri-
torial board of health It is alleged he
issued certificates to certain persons | and ,avender sachets.
lo practice whom the medics did not Soft book mu8,ln 18 «n<i °"e
up to the standard *£
A. H.KypatHcK-. claim agent for ™S."££"S
the Rock Inland at Oklahoma City,"
has a pair of horns of a Texan steer
which measure nine feet from lin to
The Elk City National bank, which
faii«d aoaie months ago, has been
able to pay dollar for dollar upon it*
Indebtedness Thii la the institu-
tion of which J. A. Mayes, who core-
ln E Da"afl 1*"' w" I rosebuds" h
says the Queen. The stalks and
leaves are done in silks or crewels.
To those who like the work designs
will suggest themselves. The cush-
ion covers may have frills or not. The
other things are usually edged with
a fall of Imitation Valenciennes lace
over a fall of thin colored silk. Mono-
grams or initial letters are also car-
ried out in the ribbon work. "Baby"
coverlid in forget-me-nots or
as a very pretty effect.
A gas well five miles east of La*-. Washing Ostrich Feathers.
ton was sccidentally fired Wednesday ! Hundreds of men and women stop
evening, it spouted a flame ten f«eti!l?„'™fl0LR m"l'a*rs.3"p.
in diameter and more than sixty feet
high. The entire community aided j men
in smothering the flames.
plyhouse on Broadway, near Bond
street. New York, only to see work-
scrubbing ostrich feathers,
laundry work Is done
i an a board that rests on an
nf .h. ywiTT' ' superintendent .id fa.hioned tub in the cellar. An
dLi.Jll,, Leabanon. „nobs5Tucted view Is obtained when
* •• 1 fhe fron doors beneath the store dls-
A , . . iriay windows are opened to light and
. ,nvolTe* -entilate the cellar. The uninitiated
more than half the lots In the town would think the value uf hn«e ostrich
> x y s on. feather* would be Impaired by such
vigorous application of elbow grease
In a roping contest at Durant last j and soap as is applied, but this is
week G. T. Vickers made the best the case. The suds are said to
time of five contestants, roping and • 'niprove the luster.
tlelng in forty seconds.
Extend Noted Parisian Avenue.
At last the Avenue des Champs-Ely-
sees. Paris. Is to be extended to the
forest of St. Germain, at a cost of $2,-
000,000. The avenue will be about 8
miles long and 135 feet wide. In the
middle will be an electric railway and
at each side of the railway will be
tracks for motor cars, cycles, horse
vehicles and pedestrians.
The first annual meeting of the
foemen, a fraternal beneficial order,
for Oklahoma, will be held at Enid
George Brown of Acme, Texas, fifty
rears of age, was run over by a Bock
Island train In the yards at El ftauo
tnd killed. «
in country districts, and especially in
country districts at n considerable dis-
tance from large towns.—New York
In nearly every language In the
world there is an equivalent for "God
bless you," when any one sneezes, fot
the same superstition in regard to it
holds good In every country. To tlilf
salutation In France there is added
sometimes the phrase, "and preserve
you from the fate of Tycho Brahe,"
who Is believed to have escaped a
death of cold by a single sneeze—
which kiled him. In England a regu-
lar formula Is, "Once for a wish, twice
for a kiss, three times for a letter and
four times for a disappointment." ln
Italy the regular salutation is simply
"Felicita," or "May you be fortunate."
In India when one sneezes It Is the
custom to say "May you live," and the
reply runs "Long life to you." In an-
cient times, the Homans. holding the
idea that sneezing between noon and
midnight was a good omen, believed
that between midnight and noon was a
bad omen, and if they should chance
to sneeze while getting up in the
morning they would at once ret into
bed again. The Germans say ' Good
health" because they maintain that I
sneezing Is a warning of approaching !
catarrh and also marks the momont j
when a charm, a wish or a suggestion
may drive it away.
Not In the Stock.
A country storekeeper was discuss
ing politics with one of his customers,
when a young man came in and asked
him If he had any onions, 'a he store
keeper asked him to repeat the re-
quest, which was, "Can I get half a
peck of onions here?"
"Hain t got any," answered '.he
storekeeper, as he resumed his polltl
After the close of a heated argu
ment, he reverted to the proposed
customer, and said: "I'll bet thai
young feller wanted Ingans! Boston
The old. scarred veteran officer,
3tern and grim though he looked, sud-
denly began to sob, and sank exhaust-
ed to the ground, never once think-
ing of the bullets which struck every-
where around him, almost wishing
that one of them would kill him.
The cornstalks parted slowly, and
among them appeared the grimy face
of the old sergeant
Quick as lightning the captain
lumped to his feet.
"Thou also—tnou, also, Stephen An-
;anovitch!" he shouted and rushed
:oward the old sergeant, who stood
Had His Advantages.
An English woman had had a good
deal of trouble with her husband, who,
according to her account, was a mon-
ster of iniquity, borne one asked why
she had married a person of such
character. "Well, you see. he ain't
my first," was the reply; "I was per-
tickler about my first. This here's my
second, and a bad 'un at that. But
there!" with a shrug of the shoulders.
"He's a shade better than the vrork
The grimy face of the old sergeant.
there pale and trembling, afraid to
meet the eye of his superior officer
"Oh, captain, captain." he groaned.
"I do not understand how it happen-
"Thou dost not know?"
The sergeant stood at attention, his
band raised in respectful salute.
The fist of the officer struck tne
pale face of the old sergeant, but h6
never stirred, though tears ran down
his cheeks. He was broken-hearted
at the thought of his disgrace.
Bullets whizzed through the air all
around them; It was like a hailstorm,
but they stood there, heedless of the
danger of the death which filled the
"We might call the roll, captain.'*
"Call the roll of cowards—contempt-
ible scoundrels! What good would
"Call them by name, captain. They
It was an Idea after all.
And with a voice as if he had been
Silently they marched on.
the wounded was the only sound
which broke the awful silence.
"What have you done? Ymi have
forgotten your oath, disgraced your
uniform. You cowards, you miserable
SJhots sang and whistled around
them, but this handful of men stood
there motionless, at attention.
"We have forgotten the czar, for-
gotten our oath!"—it came with a
moan from the ranks. "We are
guilty; thou must pronounce our sen-
The captain heard it and his heart
filled with joy. He did not notice the
"thou." His eyes shone, his chest
labored heavily. "Children,'' ho said,
"also am I guilty that I let this bap-
pen. Let us march into death!"
He put on his old dusty cap, pierc-
ed by bullets, made the sign of the
cross and said;
"Forgive your old captain, breth-
"Forgive us, captain!"
"The Little Father forgive us all!"
"Forward, march!" came the com-
mand. The Russian column bad been
beaten and were in full retreat before
the enemy, who came rushing on.
Then out of the cornfield came a
handful of soldiers. Silently they
marched on in close formation, keep-
ing perfect time as If on parade,
though their faces were stern and set
An old captain in a uniform torn with
bullets, marched in front, and not a
man fell back, even the wounded ris-
ing agnin when they had fallen. The
trumpets sounded the -*etreat, but the
company did not hear. They had sen-
tenced themselves to death r.nd they
kept on advancing.
When they came near the Japanese
lines they charged bayonets and
cheered, a weak cheer, It is true,
which was soon drowned by the "Ban-
zai" of the enemy. But a mighty re-
sponse came, the Russian reserves
came to the aid of their hercic com-
rades, who were being mowed down
by the enemy—a hundred to one.
Toward evening, when the sun
went down behind the Yentai mines
and the blood-bespattered fields, the
Japanese had been driven back and
Kurokl's flanking movement had fail-
And in the morning, when the order
of the day was read, a company was
mentioned which had marched alone
against the attacking enemy, and
though it had been almost wiped out
had made It possible to take those
little furrows which In military lan-
guage are called trenches and breast-
works and had changed the whole
outcome of the battle.—Chicago
Little One a True Believer.
Marshall P. Wilder tells this story
of two little children of a Christian
Science family, who were taken for
the first time to see a Punch and
Judy show. They enjoyed it heartily
until Punch finally, in a burst of an-
ger, began to beat Judy across the
head w,'.h a big stick. WThereupon
the llt-ie girl, hastily covering her
eyes vith her hands, called out be-
seecHlngly to her brother;
"Don't look. Teddy, don't look! It's
er:.>r!"—New York Times.
The Little Waves of Breffny.
The Rrund road from the mountain goes
shining to the sea.
And thtre is traffic in it and many a
horse and cart.
But the little roadH of Cloonagh are dear-
er far to me,
And tho little roads of Cloonagh go
rambling through my heart.
A great storm from the ocean goes
shouting o'er the hill.
And there la glory in it and terror on
But the little road* of Cloonagh are
dearer far and still,
And the little winds of twilight are
dearer tu my mind.
The great waves of the Atlantic sweep
storming on their way.
8hlning green and silver with the hid-
den herring shoal,
But the Little Waves of Breffny have
drenched my heart in spray.
And the Little Waves of Breffny go
stumbling through my soul.
— Eva Gore-Booth.
J WOES OF POLITICAL LEADER.
To Be Successful He Must Be All
Things to All Men.
"To become a political leader' and
to retain the post successfully re |
quires eternal vigilance," said a well j
known politician, in the thickly set-
tled sections of Philadelphia the lead
er becomes a sort of unofficial mayor
guardian and father of his constit
uents. He can never ignore a re
quest; to do so Is to offend not only
the Individual who makes It, but all
"One woman asked the leader re
cently to take her baby Into his fam
lly while the mother went out of the
city for a week's visit. Again, he wat
called up at 2 o'clock in the morning
by two men who had n dispute ant1
wanted him to arbitrate. He was ex
pected to see that the poor had coal;
to bail out those who were arrested;
to secure work for those out of em
ployment; to have police fines remit
ted. and fo attend marriages, picnic:
"One family of voters renouncei
him permanently because he did not
call when the 7-year-old son Thomas
broke a leg.
" 'But I didn't know he had brokei
his leg,' the leader protested.
" 'Sure, and you should have knowi
it,' was the reply.
" 'But I didn't even know you had t
" 'That settles It,' exclaimed th<
father; who, taking up his hat t<
leave, remarked: Charlie Donnellj
would have known It. Nlver a mea
have you ate in me house.'"
WOMEN WONT MARRY MUTES.
Fact for Which Seeker After Know!
edge Wants Explanation.
Men gifted with the power of speecb
look with much more favor on th«
idea of marrying deaf-mutes than dc
women," said the man who alwayt
goes about with his eyes open. "1
have known several men whose wive*
were mute as the proverbial oystei
who lived in perfect, happiness in th€
inevitable silence, but I have never yet
seen a woman who was content tc
tie herself to a man who had been
denied the blessed privilege of ma
king things hum.
"His affliction seems to debar hei
of the divine right to "Bass' back, and
the deprivation is too much for her
Of course there are. according to sta
tistlcs, many of the latter class of one
sided unions, but they are by nc
means as common as marriages be
tween a speaking man and a mute
woman, else we would run across
them more frequently.
"I have asked a number of people
Interested In the education of deaf
mutes for their opinion as to the cause
of this dissimilarity of taste in the
sexes, but the replies received were
mostly facteous and unsatisfactory
Having been unable to form any con-
clusive deductions, I am still seeking
Information as to the causes of &
condition which is so very obvious
and I hope somebody will be able tc
set me right."—Exchange.
"Golden Rule" Jone's Plans.
The fact that Mrs. Helen Beach
Jones, wife of the late Golden Rule
Mayor of Toledo, will go on with the
plans inaugurated by him for the wel
fare of his work people Is one. it ap
pears, that is received with consider
able interest by residents of al!
classes In Toledo. She Is the second
wife of the Mayor, having joined
forces with him at the outset of hlc
public career about twelve years ago
Mrs. Jones, It Is said by those whe
know her best, brought to the union
sterling qualities of heart and mind
a dignified and winsome personality through the yellow clay as clean as
and a broad culture. She has beer, auger holes.
a close participant and active assist | v
ant ln all the late Socialist's enter-; Burmah Has Old Sacred Tree,
prises, supplying the element of con J The oldest sacred tree in the world
servative thought and ripe judgment j that has any authentic history is re-
Her intimate knowledge of his rea j puted to be the great Bhoo tree in
purpose and alms will be applied, it Burmah. It has for the past twenty
is said. In the continuance of the! centuries been sacred to Buddha, the
operations which he had begun foi; image that nearly all the Burmese
the social uplift of the people and ir 1 worship, and no one is allowed to
the management of the industry! ,ouch l^e trunk of this sacred tree,
which he was gradually putting upor 'n the fall, when the leaves begin
a complete co-operative basis.— j falling, pilgrims and curio hunters
Shorthand was known to the an-
cients, though it Is impossible to trace
tho system to its source.
Ennlus, the Roman poet, is said to
have Improved upon an already exist-
ing system. He was a friend of Sci-
pio, aud was born B. C. 239. Seneca
also made It a hobby.
Orlgen, the Greek Father and Mys-
tic, who was born about 186, and was
a voluminous writer, says, in the
course of his commentary on St. John:
"The absence of my shorthand writers
prevents me from dictating my medi-
tations." We are told, too, that he
allowed shorthand writers to take
down his extempore homilies.
In the tenth century Greek and
Roman stenography gradually died
out, and the art did not revive until
the beginning of the seventeenth cen-
tury. During this long Interval sev-
eral systems of quick writing were
evolved, Buch as that of Dr. Timothy
Bright in 1588, who had a separate
sign for every word, and some of these
almost rivaled shorthand in rapidity.
A Mountain Theater.
Probably the most novel theater in
the world is that which was recently
opened at Thale, In Germany.
The theater is on the summit of a
mountain and is surrounded on all
sides by steep rocks; the seats for the
audience are hewn out of the rock
and accommodate 1,000 persons, and
the stage, which is also hewn out of
the rock, Is 80 feet long by 54 feet
No artificial scenery Is used, but the
background is formed by the dense
forest and by the outlines of the
mountains in the distance. The dress-
ing room for the actors Is close at
hand In the forest, but completely hid-
den from the audience.
The theater is fully protected from
the wind, and its accoustic properties
are so excellent that every word Is
Remarkable Lightning Holea.
It is generally known that lightning
striking the ground sometimes forms
tubes lined with fused minerals, but
comparatively few persons have ever
seen these phenomena. Not long ago
during a thunder storm in Essex,
England, a ball of fire, which seemed
to cast darts in all directions, was
seen to descend from the clouds. There
was a crashing explosion, and after-
ward, In an out-field, three distinct
sets of holes, ranging from nine
inches down to one inch in diameter,
were found In the ground. They were
perfectly circular, diminishing in size
as they went deeper, and were cut
pather and carry away the leaves as
What 1 spent I had;
What I kept I lost;
What 1 gave I haver
Every coin of earthly treasure
Wc have lavished tipon the earth.
For our simple worldly pleasure.
May be reckoned something worth;
For the spending was not losing
Though the purchase were but small;
It has perished with the using;
e have had It—that is all!
All the gold we leave behind us
When we turn to dust again,
hough our avarice may blind us.
We have gathered quite In vain;
Since we neither can direct It.
Hy the winds of fortune tossed,
Nor in other worlds expect It.
What we hoarded we have lost!
But each merciful oblation.
Seed of pity wisely sown—
What we give In self-negation.
We may safely Call our own;
For the treasure freely given
Is the treasure that we hoard.
Since the angels keep, in heaven,
What Is lent until the Lord!
—J. Q. Saxe.
A Natural Death Trap.
In a remote corner of the Yellow-
stone park, out of the way of tourists,
and rarely visited, there Is a little
vale, known as Death gulch, which,
j when the weather is calm, asphyxi-
ates wild animals unlucky enough to
: wander there. Fissures in the rock
1 emit fumes of bloxlde of carbon, and
j sulphuretted hydrogen, which collect
j in the bottom. The dead carcasses of
, bears and other denizens of the sur-
| rounding wilderness killed In this way
i have been observed in it by several
j travelers and scientists.—Montreal
Piece of the First Monitor.
In the public library at Lowell,
1 Mass., is a huge piece of iron, about
12x24 in size and an inch in thickness.
It has a history, as the following in-
scription relates: "Piece of the first
! Monitor, removed after the battle
Art in Modern Nursery.
Modern nurseries, besides being al
that sanitation can make them, an *"h the rebel steamer Merrimack ln
art galleries as well, for the edlflca Hampton Roads. March 9, 1862. Pre-
tlon of the email occupants. It is no sented to the City of Lowell by O. V.
enough to give children an iron crib it I"'ox Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
a sunny room nowadays, but parentt 1866,*'
must be particular as to paper. Ij
must be pictorial In part, somethllii Students Too Fond of Cider.
that will amuse the children, and I' A farmer living In the vicinity of
must contain no arsenic. Watervllle, Maine, drove onto tho
Some nurseries lately fitted ou campus at Colby with several barrels
meet these requirements by using to. of russet cider for sale. While he was
several feet up on tho wall a pape delivering a small quantity ln one of
that Is plain latticework. Above thi:: the students' rooms somebody made
an arbor design Is used, which showi off with a full barrel from his Btock
the lattice covered with roses agains Searoh failed to reveal the plunder
a blue skylike background. What es and the vender drove away In haste
pecially (Its tills paper for the nurs In order to save the remainder of his
ery, however, 18 a dado of art pape load.
that depicts nursery rhymes. Nofth'ij
ark. animals, or other groups of bird: Codfish a Whisky Drinker,
and beasts. ^ curious find was made while a
They are placed at a height of flv, fare of codfish was being dressed
or six feet out of reach of the child I from the schooner Oeorgie Willard at
ren, who are said to love to cut ou Newburyport.
the figures with their toy knives.
Knew the Man's Way.
Popley—Come, come, Willie! Don't
cry because you've barked your shii
a little bit. like a man.
Willie (blubbering)—Yes! thei
you'd whip me. You told me yot
would if you ever caught me swear
was a pint bottle
corked in a cod'B stomach. In the
bottle was about a teaspoon of whis-
Would Tax Horse Racing.
Lord Newton, who is president of a
British horse show society, suggests
that the country's revenue might be
Increased properly by a tax on borse
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