El Reno Daily Eagle. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 244, Ed. 1 Monday, July 15, 1895 Page: 3 of 4
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NOTHING LIKE STRATEGYr woman deputy sheriff.
Porcino Shrewdness Proves
Much for Mr. Rooster.
IIow n Mother of PIri L’tlllzrd the Wings
of a Proud Parnyurd Autocrat to
ller Advantage — Then She
Winked the Other Eye.
TV «T. Loyd,
She Ih Said to (lave Itemarkable Influence
Over Insane Women.
Mrs. Aram, of Oakland, Cal., is an e*.
I ample of the advanced woman in the
I we}>t, and she is now upholding the
dignity of the oflicc of deputy sheriff.
, obtained this office as other deputy
! sheriffs do. as a reward for political
| services. She stumped her county in
j the interest of the populists, and in
Oakland she enjoys the honor of having
of Franklip county,
end of 1 ast* f a 1 rill is so w' w it h ho r tit ter j **n“rCd ““ PrPSCnt hherlf[ 'uto
„f young pigs, was turned into the or- hhcrifit.Arum s <U,t,PS at.
chard to pick up a precarious livelihood PAT , U ‘VT.? msa?° womcn of
as best she could from the stray fruit
that might drop from the trees. She
managed to make a pretty creditable
scuffle of it between her gleaning of
the fallen fruit and her rather persist-
ent rooting, but there came a time
when the fruit ceased to fall with any
degree of prodigality for the simple
reason that there was none left to drop.
Now, one day, when the season was
pretty well spent and the old sow with
her steady rooting and her unsatisfied
longing for the fruit that had passed
was in much the same condition, she
chanced to observe on the topmost
branch of a tree a big ripe red apple.
First she made a dash at the trunk of
the tree, hoping to shake the apple
from the limb, us she had done many a
one during the season. Hut the tree
was an old one and her strength was
inadequate to move it. This no doubt
nonplussed her to a certain extent, but
she showed no outward signs of failure.
With a persistence worthy a nobler
cause, she rushed frantically against
the nearest adjoining tree, thinking, no
doubt that she might give it a shake
which could be transmitted from limb
to limb to its neighbor till the apple
was finally dLlodgcd. But it was no
go; the apple held on, though its twig
did wave a little under the poor sow’s
About this time a sprightly game
rooster, sporting his first plumes,
chanced to find his way into the or-
chard, and, of course, took possession
of it with as lordly an air as if it had
been arranged under his immediate
jurisdiction and for his especial benefit.
Meanwhile the sow began to eye him a
little dubiously. She was familiar
enough with the feathered tribe to
know that they had the advantage of
her above her own native heath, and
she had no notion of giving away to
the rooster her information concerning
the whereabouts of the apple. Instead,
Alameda county to the asylums.
Mrs. Aram is interested in her work
because she has made a study of insane
women and she has shown remarkable
An Awkward Trick for Which the longue
or Nerve* Arc Krupmislble.
Heterophemy, the curious d'vease
which consists in using one word > hen
meaning to use an entirely diff 'rent
one, gives rise to many amusing com-
binations. An old lady living in a
town on the Hudson river is thur. af-
flicted. She is tall and stately in ap-
pearance. courtly and gracious in man-
ner. and this makes her incongruous
sentences all the more ridiculous.
Strange to say, she herself is totally
iincouseious of her infirmity, for the
family, friends, and even the servants
endeavor to save her from the mortifi-
cation she would feel.
Not long ago, when she was recover-
ing from a serious illness, the bishop of
the diocese chanced to be making his
annual visitation, and at the sugges-
tion of the rector, they went together
to call upon Mrs. Drew.
She was delighted to sec them, and
entertained them with her usual grace
and cordiality. The conversation nat-
urally touched upon her illness, and
her thankfulness at her recovery, whieh
for a time had been despaired of.
Presently she turned to the bishop,
saying earnestly, “My dear bishop, let
us have a little drop.
I NAPOLEON’S APPRENTICESHIP.
It Wai Ended at the Close of
ti e Toulon llow to
At this point Bonaparte's apprentice
years may he said to have endeil; he
was virtually the man lie remained to
the end. A Corsican by origin, lie re-
tained the national sensibility and an
enormous power of endurance both
physical and intellectual, together
with tile dogged persistence found in
the medieval Corsicans, lie was de-
voted with primitive virtue to hie fam-
ily and his people, but was willing to
sacrifice the latter, at least, to his am-
bition. His moral sense, having never
been developed by education, and,
worse than that, having been befogged
bv tlie extreme sensibility of llousseau
and by the chaos of the times which
ON SMALL MEANS.
Ilrr.s Will With ltut Little
When there is very little money to
be spent on clothes it must be spent
judiciously and carefully, and it is
quite a vexed question as to whether
it pays to make over old gowns. I lie
necessary trimming to make them look
fresh and smart is a serious item, and
more time is often required to make
over a gown than to have a new one
Two entirely new gowns in the win-
ter and four in the summer, well litteii
PANTHERS MANY YEARS AGO.!
A spttlfr'K ! iMMumtrrn M Ith Them In the
Wood* oT l*eiiri*ylvaiil».
“When the settlers in this part of
Sullivan county began to burn fallows-,
female part hors .vith litters of young
! ones changed their abodes very sud-
I ticnly sometimes.” said Simon Blun-
chard, of K tchon’s creek. “ \ panther
i hates sr.uiKo worse than a deer hates
rattlesnakes. A male panther has r.o
one but himself to take care of when
| smoke fri m a fallow bothers him; but
a female panther with a nest full of
helpless kittens can't take up her Ikd
ami well hung. and. above all. well ! and walk without a great deal of labor
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making a gown,
make one for eight. These dressmnk-
do not live in convenient localities,
that prophet' had brought to pass, was York «ho eat, fit very well, who have
nr etien lv lacking. Neither the hos- . quite a knack at imaging skirts. 1 rum
UUty of his father to religion nor his ten to fifteen dollars is thelrchnrge for
I own experience with the Jesuits could,
however, entirely eradicate a supersti-
; tion which passed in his mind for faith,
i Sometimes he was a scoffer, as many
with weak convictions are; but in gen-
eral he had a formal and outward re-
I speet for the church.
| His theoretical education had been
narrow and one-sided; blit his reading
> and his authorship, in spite of their su
and worry. Thick smoke will always
make her move, for she instinctively
fears that there is a blaze back of it,
so she lugs her young ones to a safe
place, one at a time. Of course si e
gets no help from her mate, and she
has to fly around very lively when the
and some can even j smoke compels her to vacate her nest.
While hunting wolves on Heaver i: *n
in June. lhi-H. I saw a panther with a kit-
sewed, will, with old ones remodeled
in the house, give a woman a wardrobe
sufficient for ordinary use. There are
plenty of cheap dressmakers in New
mav readily he imagined, for if they I ten in her mouth leap across the stream
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The startled prelate glanced at the perficial and desultory character, had
rector. He, knowing his old friend's given him certain large and fairly def-
inlirmity, cast about in his mind for
her probable meaning.
"Ili.lmn |.nno!i t (>(1 1
initc conceptions of history ami pol
prouuuie uivuiuug. | Sties. liut his practical education
liishop." repeated the old lady, ser- I What a polishing and sharpening he , ot tne goous.
..... | had had against the revolving world 1 A km"11
moving many times faster then than in
1 most ages, lie was a master in the
art of civil war, for he had been not
j merely an intereste 1 observer, but an
: active participant in it during five
did they could never afford to make
gowns at such reasonable rates, l ive
dollars for linings goes a long way to-
ward getting all that is necessary, but
this part must not be intrusted to the
dressmaker, who certainly can not af-
ford to have her apprentices take the
time and car fare necessary to buy
these things without adding some
small commission to the original price
however, she set to work rooting here
and there in an apparently aimless
manner, but really and truly that she
might divert the rooster Into searching
for worms in the fresh-turned soil, so
that the coast would be clear for her to
pursue her investigations in regard to
Suddenly a happy thought seemed to
take possession of her. Hushing back
to the tree she called her pigs around
her. and by sundry grunts and squeals,
which we are as yet unprepared to
translate literally, confided her design
to them. At least I judge this to la-
the ease, for immediately they, with
one accord, united with her in giving
sncli a succession of startling squeals
that at first the young cock was seared
within an Inch of his haughty life. It
took all the courage whieh he possessed
to prevent his Uceing ignominlously,
but he stood his ground tremblingly,
as if ho expected “every minute
would he the next.” us the old
woman said. Meanwhile the racket
among tho hogs was unabating, and,
the rooster's curiosity getting the bet-
ter of his trepidation, ho ventured a little
nearer to ascertain the cause of the
commotion. This was the cue for re-
newed energy on the part of tho sow
rad her dutiful family. Throwing a
deal more vigor into her voice, she
turn- .1 her eyes skyward, whereupon
tin- pigs threw a deal more vigor into
their t welve voices and turned their
eyes also skyward. Tills proved too
much for the rooster, so lie chipped in
u lively staccato, and turned his eyes
skyward. As lie did so, the gleam of
the red apple loomed lip beneath the
blue, auil the mystery was solved.
With a preparatory flapping of his
glossv wings and a crow that almost
failed toquaver the proud cock mounted
the I) nigh and made hi., way conlldent-
ly through the leaves to the coveted
apple. lie clucked and gurgled com-
placently to himself ns he went, showing
in every movement with what contempt
he held the poor hogs that were still
gazing upward, and would have full
benefit of his exhibition of superiority.
When the apple was at length reached
he gave one crow, loud and long, to
herald Ills victory, and dived Ills beak
a half Inch down Into Its mellow cheek,
when lo, the rosy red apple, with nil its
luaciousticss, was down in the midst of
the squealing pigs.
The old sow looked up softly as her
troth sunk deep Into tho apple, "and
winked her other eye."
Tho Kirk In Sore Distress.
A Scotch elder wnr asked how the
kirk was getting along. He answered:
"Aweel, we had 400 members, then we
had a division, and there were only ‘J00
ability in controlling them without re-
sorting to force. She can't explain her
influence over violently insane women,
but she has given many illustrations of
it. Speaking to a reporter of her work,
“I don't know what to attribute my
success to, unless it is that I insist on
treating all the insane women as if they
were sane. No one told me how to go
about my work. I had my own ideas
about it, and anyone bothering me with
theories would have only made me
nervous. You never can have a theory
with an insane person and be sure it is
the right one. They are always doing
Iler voice is low, and about the size
you would expect to fit with four feet
eleven and a-half. The only- sign of
her force lies in the snap of a pair of
black eyes in her little round face, for
she is as plump as a partridge.
"It is the intervals that are not lucid
that I watch for. I am 1 ike a eat, but
they do not suspect it. They return
the compliment by watching me for a
chance to escape or give way to vio-
lence. They might have been as sane
as college professors for all the at-
tempts they- have ever made with me.”
“Do they respond to your attempts
to turn their attention away from those
"Yes, and they soon forget even mur-
derous ones in contemplating some
trivial matter. They are fond of a
change and are as easily amused as
children. And their manias? Some-
times they think they are two people in
one. and they insist that they- have two
hats and two gowns on at one time.
Some throw their arms about for hours
and cannot be stilled, and others have
hollow eyes and voices, from which all
beauty has fled. Beside these hollow-
eyed people I have sat us calmly as I
iously, "let's have a little drop,
"Certainly, Mrs. Drew,” interposed
the rector, waiting for her to make
some move which might disclose her
meaning. But Mrs. Drew waited ex-
"If you have not your Vade Mo cum
with you, there is a prayer-book,” she
said, after a moment.
The rector, with a sigh of relief,
turned to the bishop. "Mrs. Drew will
be glad to have you read prayers with
her," he said quietly.
Prayers were read, and then the gen-
tlemen prepared to take leave.
"Your visit has been a pleasure.”
Mrs. Drew said warmly. "Now, Mr.
Belknap, won't you take this little boy
home to your dear wife, with my best
For a moment Mr. Belknap wondered
A smart jacket and lint, botli for
summer and winter, are absolutely
necessary in every woman's outfit.
Coats and jackets are beyond the skill
of dressmakers: they had better bo
bought in any of the shops where twice
a year there are also sales, at very much
reduced prices, of extremely well
I grown most wily in diplomacy; an am- | cut garments. For eight and ten dol-
' bilious politician, his pulpy principles j l.irs iTo fiL
years in two countries. I lie victim of
wiles more secret than liis own. he hail
were republican in their character so
far as they hail any tissue or firmness.
His acquisitions in the science of war
were substantial ami definite. Neither
a martinet himself nor tolerant in any
way of routine, ignorant in fact of
many hateful details, among others of
obedience, he yet rose far above tradi-
tion or practice in his conception of
found, but these must he altered to lit.
If a woman has any taste at millinery
she ean trim her own hats for far less
monej than she can buy them ready-
made, but it is a very good investment
to pay eight or ten dollars, spring and
fall, for one stunning hat, which must
be becoming; and in this connection it is
as well to remember that a hat which
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strategy. He was perceptibly superior ; is becoming to the full fuce it
ii.\. ... i.„i.„,wt mt.ifv terribly trying to tho profile, and just
to the world about him in almost every
if she could mean the bishop, but she aptitude, and particularly s<> in power
relieved his mind by lifting a magnifi-
cent bunch of roses from a vase on the
Allied to this is another form of inis-
speech, to which most of us are occa-
of combination, in originality, and in
far-sightedness. He could neither
write nor spell correctly, but he was
skilled in all practical applications of
mathematics; town and country, monn-
sionally subject—the exchange of syl- j tains and plains, seas and rivers, were
lables. A certain young lady, who.
to her intense mortification, often
says she is en-
it, even after
as much care must be taken for the
side as the front view. Picturesque
effects are much to be avoided by the
woman who has only a small allow-
ance for dress. It is the women who
spend thousands a year who ean best
afford to go in for big hats, outre gar-
ments. indeed, anything conspicuous.
The fashions of picturesque hats and
verses her vowels thus,
tircly unconscious of
One summer evening she was saun-
tering with a friend toward the village
post office of the little town where
they were staving. On the way they j only a little, and had experienced
all quantities in his equations. I
trustworthy of himself, he strove , — * - , .
arouse trust, faith and devotion in clothes generally arc-very fleeting, and
those about him; an.l eoneealing sue- . nothing is more depressing than to put
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cessfully his own purpose, he read tne
hearts of others like an open book.
Of pure minded affection for either
men or women he had so far shown
all one's money into some article of
j raiment so conspicuous that one is
! known by it for the months one is
doomed to wear it. Harper's Bazar.
encountered an acquaintance with
handful of letters.
“Ah. good evening,” she said in her
peculiarly gracious, suave manner.
return even less; but he had studied
the arts of gallantry, and understood
the leverage of social forces. To these
capacities, some embryonic, some per-
A PRETTY SCRAP BAG.
“Are you strailing out for your mole?" j fectly formed, add the fact that lie^was
The mystified young woman made now a cosmopolitan, and there wi.l be
some inarticulate reply and passed on. j outline, relief, and color to his char-
As soon as the friend eon 1:1 recover her
gravity she gasped: "I suppose you
intended to ask Miss May if
strolling out for her mail?1
The same young lady was relating a
sad story of various misfortunes which
had overwhelmed a dear friend.
acter. * I am in that frame of mind.1
he said of himself about this time, “in
she was | which men are on the eve of battle.
father Turkish Towel* at the Top
I.«>uvc the Fringe limiting.
“Mother's work basket” usually
catches all the odds and ends of scraps
and snippings about the sitting-room,
much to the discomfiture of the tired
woman when she goes to look for
something in a hurry and has to fish
for half an hour to get it out from the
with a persistent conviction that since
It isn't fair to harass her that way,
and here is something to help you
if this j avoid it. says an eastern exchange.
TURKEY STOPS A TRAIN.
She Come* Down on the Dell R*|» anil
Swarms of locusts are well known t<»
have stopped railway trains, but up to
this time it was probably never heard
that a single turkey had the power to
accomplish that feat. Hut it was done
in Oxford, Pa.
The engine was puffing hard on an
up grade, und passed under an over-
death is imminent in the end, to be un-
easy is folly. Everything makes me
u overwneiraea a uear lricuu. i brave death and destiny; and if this , ..
•Think," slic concluded pathetically, ! goes on. I shall in the end, my friend, , Make a hag of one of the pretty d.ul
“of losinc husband, children, property ! no longer turn when a carriage passes, j Turkish towels, leaving the fringe,
and home at one swell foop!” And a My reason is sometimes astonished at ends attlic bottom and running a draw-
all this: but it is the effect produced on string of some cast-off bright ribbon at
me by the moral spectacle of this jand 1 the top; or make a bag out of strips of
(ee pays-ci, notpatrie), and by the habit ] bright silk,
of running risks.” This is the power
and the temper of a man of whom an
intimate and confidential friend pro- i bright wools,
dieted that he would never stop short
until he had mounted eitherthe throne
or the scaffold.—l’rof. \\. M. Slonne, in
Misuse of llorse Power.
Nearly twenty years ago two broth- | tj , button wanted will not be
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and home at one swell foop!'
howl of laughter rent the roof.
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Tli* Ruling l*a*ftlon«
It was an exceedingly quiet little
gome. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Brown
were deeply interested; but the stakes
were so light that Mr. S. and Mr. B.
would have found quite as much excite-
ment in dominos or tic-tac-toe.
Mr. Smith had three aces when Mrs.
Brown, with a pair of threes, called
him. It was this display of intrepidity
that led to her husband’s criticism:
*-You shouldn't have called, Clara,”
<aid he. “You should have raised or
“But. if I hadn’t called.” replied his
wife, "we wouldn't have known what
“Nobody called me.” remarked Mrs.
Mnith, dolefully, "when 1 had four
“Well,” said Mr. Smith, “we knew,
.hat time, we could depend on getting
.he information without paying for
yet stronger one of
narrow-striped ticking, which you can
embellish with feather-stitching in
This hag can be hung
by the mantel, in an obscure corner, or
from a nail driven on the under side of
the sewing table. It will be a splendid
catch-all. and will save a lot of ill-tem-
per. for embroidery silk and scissors
will not get too intimate in it. and the
hanging limb of a large tree in
front of a farmhouse. On the liinb
I were several turkeys at roost. The
exhaust steam was so strong that it
knocked a hen turkey from her perch
and she came down upon the bell rope.
Tho boll rang and the engineer
brought tho train to a halt. Then, of
course, the conductor hastened forward
to know what was the matter, and one
of tho crew discovered tin* bird still
lilting upon the rope and giving utter-
ance to notes which, it is fair to pre-
sume, wore expressive of surprise.
The men set up u roar, says the Phil-
adelphia Ledger, the bird took wing
and the engine again began to puff.
Hypnosis l>*eful In Art.
An enthusiastic art stutlent of \\ ush-
lngton, D. C„ suggests that hypnosis
may bo an invaluable factor in art.
Certain it Is that every attitude expres-
left; then a disruption, anil only ten of , sivo of the deepest emotions cM be in-
ns were left; then wo hod a heresy trial
and now only me and Brother lhinonn
are left, and 1 have grout doubts o'
duecd In the cataleptic state. There is
I u degree of reasonableness In the sug-
I gestlon, und another field for the uoeof
I hypnotism may have been tuuui.
“There was quite a fight in front of 1
he store to-day," said n Kocklnnd man
it the supper table. "Two men got
nto a row,one struck the otherand then
he crowd gathered. The man who was '
struck run. grabbed a cart stake and j
rushed back, his eyes blazing. I thought
sure he'd knock the other man's brains
nit, and I stepped right in between j
diem.” The young heir had given over
siting his tart as the narrative pro-
ceeded, und his eyes leaned right out
if his head. He was proud of his
father’s valor, and he cried; "He
,'ouldn't knock any brains out of you,
could he, father?” The old man looked
long and curiously at the heir, but the
lad's countenance was frank und inno-
cent and open. When it closed with
the tart on the inside the father gasped
slightly and resumed his supper.—
( mump for Joy.
Onenian—You look happy over some-
Tother— I am happy. We have a
new girl at our house.
“Ah, let me congratulate you. 1
suppose you'll be happier if it were a
•Not much. It’s the only girl we
ers purchased each a team of ( anadian
ponies for work upon their farms; they
were as nearly alike as two teams could j
be, and under the same management
would have lived and clone service an |
equal length of time. One brother al-I
ways drove rapidly and would |
reach his home—four miles distant j
from the railroad—in fifteen or twenty j
j minutes less than his brother,although
i he lived a quarter of a mile beyond his
brother's house. The other brother
, never urged his horses off’ a walk if he !
had a load on. If the horses chose to
trot down the lower slope of a hill he ;
would allow them to do so. In guiding j
them he strove to avoid all /stones,
heavy ruts and bits of sand. It seemed ;
to l»e his constant aim to husband the |
resources of his team. The result was .
that, after twelve years of constant
use, the slow and careful driver still
had the same team, and a good team. I
too. Meanwhile the other brother had
over nine hundred dollars in horsc-
under half u ton of undarned stock-
ings, gloves to mend, and tops and
halls and other bric-a-hrac. Little helps
of that kind save a lot of trouble.—
C hicago Mail.
To Renovate 11 t ouch,
olfl couches that it would not ho
profitable to pay the upholsterer tore-
cover can often be rejuvenated at
home, if over them there is put a fresh
cover of chintz, sateen, corduroy or
mohair furniture plush. If the sofa or
couch has a back, which it is difficult
to manage on the new plan, take it off.
Make the new cover wide enough to
nearly touch the floor at the foot and
across the front, and long enough to
press deep into the crease between the
seat and the raised head, if it has one.
But a frill around it or not as you like
best. Long hat pins arc a convenience
in holding the covers in place. Up-
holsterers. when draping on a cover,
eight different horses and spent gather up a large rosette on it at eaAi
corner of the foot, and tie it in place ,
with linen thread, flattening it and
shaping with a few stitches if neces-
sary. The pillows added, if pretty, j
make one quite blind to the covering,
if it is only of the right color.—N. Y.
some distance ahead. The air was niuf. -
gv.and t no smoke from a settler s fallow
a half mile down the creek rolled into
the woods up the valley. As soon as the
panther had got outside of the smoke
line she put her kitten into a hi-.low
ed uwat in thi • re t
j from which she had come. 1 crossed
j the creek and got behind a fallen tree
within short gunshot of the log. Be-
I sides a rille. 1 carried a bow and some
“The old panther had not been gone
I long before the kitten crawled out and
began to mew utul rub itself against
I the log. I didn’t care to make any
! noise that would alarm the mother, so
j l pulled up and shot an arrow into the
j kitten, pinning it to the log. It died
: before the old panther came back with
! another kitten in her mouth. She
j missed the first kitten the instant she
| entered the hole, and out she sprang
i and went tearing around like wildfire.
On spying the dead young one she
snatched out the arrow with her teeth
and carried the kitten into the hollow.
Then off she raced aw:* again. She'd
hardly got out of sight when the sec-
ond kitten left the log and started to
mew and rub against the bark. I
pinned it to the log with an arrow,
and in a few minutes the panther re-
turned. carrying another kitten by the
neck. On missing the second one she
dashed out as before, snapped the ar-
row in two, and flew into a terrible
rage when she saw that the kitten was
dead. She took it into the log after
she’d thrashed around a spell, and
pretty soon she rushed out again. Her
eves flashed, and around and around
she flew till she got scent of me.
Then she made for me. and I stopped
her with a bullet between her eyes. I
captured the third kitten and kept it
for a year.
“The next summer I fired at a pan-
ther that was making off from a mass
of smoke with a kitten by the neck. A
dead stick broke under my foot as 1
pulled the trigger, and the bullet, in-
stead of entering the panther’s head,
hit the kitten and knocked it out of
her mouth. The mishap led up to tho
liveliest time I ever had with a pan-
ther. The scent of her young one's
blood enraged her. and she came
screaming at mo before 1 had time to
ram another charge into the rille. I
out ted her with the butt of the gun
every time she sprang at me, and it
was all of half an hour before 1 got in
a blow that stunned her. She would
have tired me out and killed me in a
few minutes more. I had a knife, of
course, but I'd sooner fight a pan-
ther with u shoe last than with a.
“One fall a fire in a clearing on West
Hill got beyond the owner’s control
and swept through the woods over tho
hill toward Wolf Run. I was hunting
deer along the creek, and got sight of
a she panther and two half-grown
kittens. They were fleeing from the
lire, and I killed the mother with
a bullet. The kittens started to sniff
around the old one, and I laid them out
together with a charge of buckshot.
“The greatest fight I ever saw was
between two male panthers in the
spring of *41. Their snarling attracted
my attention, and when 1 got in sight
of them they were facing one another
on a log. After spitting and lashing
their tails for some time they sprang
at each other, clinched, tumbled from
the log. and went at it. Every little
while they rested, and acted the same
as they had done on the log. Finally
they pitched in for good, and they
wallowed and rolled and clawed in the
snow till one of them tore the other's
throat open and tapped the big vein.
As soon ns the fatal blow had been de-
livered the victor backed away and
watched the other one till he bled to
death. Then he started off. and 1 shot
him through the lungs, llis forelegs
had been chewed to the bone, and
there was a big hole in his chops." —N.
The t*e of It.
Among the many useless inventions
thrust upon the world by people who
like to do useless things was a clock
once exhibited in Brussels. The pe-
culiar thing about this clock was that
instead of striking the hours with a
bell, it fired a pistol eve ry hour.
“It’s ingenious,” said a visitor to the
exposition; “but of what use is it?
Why fire a pistol?”
“To kill time,” said the witty in-
ventor.—Harper's Young People.
Whut II** Wanted*
Mrs. Brooks—Count Tedout is furious
against his. wife—Miss (iottrow—perse-
cutes her dreadfully everywhere she
Mr. Rivers (in surprise)—Why, she
*“'* •*•••'■■• | .Mr. Rivers (in surprise;- n.v, r
have ever had that knew her place and I gecuped her (lirect divorce all right.
kept it and knew her business and at-
tended to it. And we have to pay her
only two and a half u week.”
“Oh—ah—or—let me congratulate
you more than ever.”--Detroit Free
Ov.rhpnrd nt ttic ltall.
"This hull opens rather tamely, hut I
guess it will end fashionably enough.”
"1 hope so, too. All's well that ends
well, you know.”—Texai Fittings.
Mrs. Brooks—Yes, hut ho wants ali-
ii,- Wat Afraid Of It?
“Plaza yer Honor, 1 haven't got any
• Never mind, l'ut," said the judge.
' "the court will see that you get jus-
"Faith, yer Honor." replied But,
I "tliut's whut I'm ufruhl of!”—Buck.
The I.ill Still On.
Among stories told by country doc-
j tors, this one certainly deserves a
place. The doctor had prescribed for
an Irishman, and visited his cabin tlio
next day to see how he was getting
"Well, Batrlok. are you better to-
J day?" he asked, pleasantly.
"Oh, murther, no—I'm worse, with
turrihhle pain In me innards!"
•Why, didn’t you take the pills I or-
| “1 did that, an' I'm worrse. but may-
he the cover hasn't eomc off the bo.,
“Baker must be a great lover of read-
ing. He tells me that he often stays in
his library all night.”
“Yes. that's so. But did he tell you
that the only library ho has is a fold-
in" bed fixed up to look like a book*
' “Why—er—no.”—IndirnapolU Jour-
Miynonn of tho Fou.lmrn Fox.
The southern fox is fully as cunning
ns his New England brothers, and
knows where his protection lies. When
the short yelp of the pursuing hounds
warns the fleeing fox that the dogs are
close upon his heels, he. with almost
human intelligence, makes for tho
“bunch of stock." The mules or sheep,
when the fox puts in his appearance
among them, make a break and scam-
per belter skelter, keeping up the run
until brought to a standstill by u
fence or some othr obstruction. Tho
sly fox keeps right among them, and
the loosening up <>f the soil caused l».v
the feet of the other animals covers*
the scent of the fox. giving him tem-
porary advantage over the pursuing
hounds.—St. Louis Hlobe-Democrat.
<Jne of the 1 Inent.
Colnvigger— "Is your husband un ag-
Cobwigger—"I mean does lie work
for the green flag?"
Mrs. Uleason—"No, he wur-rks for
The order of the Lioness was es-
tablished in Naples in 13W). It was fur
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