The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, July 15, 1909, Page 2, Image 2
THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURd, 300C The Ways of Charleston Where Even Dogs Are Well Treated On Street Can J loon Even a dog may ride on the street cars In Charleston, S. C, as many at dogs as three to a man, provided the i latter happens to be a hunter. The conductors are polite and apparent'; protest at nothing. If about Christ inaa time a woman traveller is over loaded with bundles ad packages sh hands the excess to the conductor, Oyster Shuckers at Lunch. ' ho gently deposits both her and her extras in a convenient seat The old signs "White" and "Color ed" have been done away with. The same car does duty for both races. The old mammies' effects, often com r lreome, are as those of the white irean. Saturday evening the mechanics t an hour earlier than usual and their marketing and shopping for week. By common consent the - :I'ea undertake no shopping at these . jurs, so that King street and the inarket show a preponderance of col ored people. As house servants the negro women seem to be efficient They are proud of long service and "their families," are deferential and speak softly. If the service of a tailor or a shoe maker is required consult with the chambermaid. She will assume the responsibility of a choice. Tou settle your bill with her. If you are curious you may learn that she has a friend or relative whom she favors. All the little shoe shops and tailoring estab lishments are run by negroes. Many milliners and dress makers are col ored, an old resident says, "but then they are not so very dark." The visitor commenting on the ab sence of street loafers is answered by the industrious carpenter: "If a man Is loafing and hanging around you Just naturally suppose some one has to pay for his keep, so the policeman asks him 'Why?' If he don't give a good reason they put him on the chain gang. Mostly if they don't work they keep out of sight" The canning of oysters Is to one who has never seen It of Interest. The vessel In which the oysters art Dogs Are Allowed to Ride, brought from their beds Is a r looking craft The crew usur.li slsts of one man and the ot' the captain. Boats ae p"' ' Instalment plan. About : is an average Joal. The oysters are smni' 300C Saturday Shopping Hours Divided Between the Races A Cure for Street Loafing Pleasant Negro House Servants Process of Canning Oysters 8 1001 lOl nearby In sloughs and bayous. Indus- trious crews average two loads s week. Some captains own several boats, letting them out on shares. At the cannery the oysters are put into latticed iron baskets on wheels. Each loaded car basket passes under a flooding device by which some mud, not all, is washed off by water under pressure. The car now enters a steam chamber and the occupants of the shells get warmed up enough to make them a little gaspy; this fixes tbem for the shucker. Two tracks run from end' to end of a low long building, so dark, except for a short time in the afternoon, that electric lights are required. These tracks are covered as closely as pos posslble with cans half cooked oysters In the shell. On either side stand the shuckers. The mixture of light, darkness and steam encircling hundreds of faces, mostly black, the women turbaned, all wearing aprons of sacking, gives an Impression of regions further below. Women and half grown children are largely in the majority here. One short section of the tract is apportioned to whites. These are for eigners and seem out of place. The foreigner brings to the factory his whole family; those of the children large enough work, the younger are allowed to roll around on the floor. Each shucker uses a small pall which when filled is taken to a tally keeper, who after weighing it gives the shucker a metal check. Each shucker carries a few extra oysters to make up possible shortage; if over weight Is found there seems to be no way of returning the surplus, so the shucker cunningly makes her own correction, slowly dropping one by No Color Line In the Street Cars. one oysters enough to make the meas ure full 'and complete. Checks are cashable at 6 o'clock if the holder so wishes. This method is preferred by the management By morning the money is spent and the worker has to provide for the coming day s needs. With the former way of weekly payments it was found that too much money in one sum meant Idleness for more than Sunday. Mon day morning's force was never up to the mark in numbers. After shucking the little cove oyster gets another bath and Is put Into can by nimble fingers, and from this on the process is mechanical. After be ing soldered the cans are steam cook ed, labelled, boxed and prepared for market. Executed for Burning Coal. Curious and little known facts about the house fire were mentioned by Mr. E. H. Blake, addressing the Surveyors Institution last evening on warming and ventilation. Fires were at one time a great luxury, he said, and even the right to use the fire had been be queathed. Thus the will of one Rich ard Byrchett (1516) read: "I will yt the sayd Nell my wyfe ahal have ye chamber she lyes In and lyberte at ye fyer In the house; all yese tbyngs shal she have so long as 6he ys wldo." Coal, continued Mr. Blake, was first Imported into London at the end of the thirteenth century, but the amoke produced by burning it In Improperly constructed grates caused such a pre judice against it that In 1806 a law was passed making It a capital of fence to burn eoal In the elty. The Tower records give details of a man's trial and execution for the offence. Ivory a Government Monopoly. There are doubtless still places In Central Africa where money may be made in trading Ivory and other things, but at the present time these places are few. Tn British Bast Afri ca ivory Is now a Government monop oly and you may not trade an ounce f It NfcW KINK rOK tKATftnSf Fifth Roller Aids Thsm In Hopping nd In fancy Figures. The fifth wheel to a wagon has long been sited as typical of usefulness, but the fifth wheel to s roller skate, as arranged by a Pennsylvania man, has several uses. This fifth roller Is fastened below the front portion of the skate body and is on an axis that Is parallel to the latter. It revolves about this axis In a direction trans verse to that taken by the supporting I 8kate Attached with Extra Wheel, rollers, and under normal conditions I Is held above the floor leveL By means of this extra roller a skater can stop quickly by bending j one foot forward In such a manner I as to act as a brake, the fifth roller i rotating and saving him from a stop i so sudden as to unsettle his equlll j brium. At the same time It saves tho i floor. Fancy skaters will find this de ; vice a great advantage, as it will en , able them to pirouette about on their ( toes and cut all sorts of elaborate tig 1 ures which they dared not attempt be j fore. The extra wheel should a1s make it easier for beginners to learn how to use roller skates. Washing. ' ton Star. HOOOOOOOOC WHERE HAVE THEY GONE? What has become of the old- fashioned man who carried a 'X hot-bag in his pocket to keep change Inf Who wore barn-door trousers? Who kept a bootjack to pull 'X ott nis nootsr Who had his trousers lined hj with unbleached musllnr Who wore a long linen duster when traveling? Who carried an old flat carpet-bag? Who greased his boots on A Sunday? Who wore a shawl? Who wore a watch-cord with watch-key fastened to It. What has become of the old- l fashioned woman who kept a bodkin In her work-basket? Who baked custard for tea when she had company? Who made Impressions around the edge of plea with a key, to make them look fancy? Who wore calico sunbonnets with pasteboard slats? Who wore Shaker bonnets? Who seasoned apple pie with allspice? Who used Indigo to blue the water when washing clothes? What has become of the old fashioned people who poured tea In the saucer and blew on It to make it cool? Who drink aassafrae tea In the spring to purify their blood? Who had to learn to like to matoes? Who aaved old rags to trade off to the tinware peddler? What has become of the old fashioned novelist who always described heroines as having dark auburn ringlets hanging down their Alabaster necks? Of the old-fashioned elocu tionist who read "Widow Bedot Papers" at entertainments? Of the old-fashioned little girls who wore long nankin pan talettes? Of the old-fashioned woman who gave catnip tea to babies? Of the old-fashioned young men who greased their hair with bear's oil ecented with bergamot? K3WKKKKfO0-KrC Vienna's Plague of Pigeons. Vienna is suffering from too maity pigeons, and the authorities are at a loss to know what to do to mitigate the nuisance. The birds, whioh nunv ber some thousands, have a privileged existence; nobody molests them In any way, so that they flourish and In crease rapidly. Recently so many complaints have) been received from house owners ol the pigeons that the Vienna magi tracy decided something must be done, to reduce the number. In their per plexity the magistracy appealed to the Vienna Society for the Protection of Animals to aid them in a legal slaugh ter of the offending birds, always bar Ing regard, however, to the provisions of the new birds protection law. The society answered that it wou)4 be hardly consistent with their prlno plea of friendliness toward animals tf engage In a massacre of pigeons arJ therefore they must reject the official appeal. The magistracy are now wrestling with the problem alone. Perhaps the unemployed, of Vienna might belf them. - MARK Or A THOROUGHBRED. Mo Will Keep Going When a Common Horse Will Quit As an old horseman who has bred and handled horses of many types. aye a writer in Outing, I have fre ' Qucntly been surprised at the answers given by the majority of people when asked the question: "What constl I tutes the most striking difference be tween mo tnorougiiDrea and liie co.n toon horse?" Nineteen out of twenty will name the beauty or the speed of the thor oughbred; but luxuriant as are both of these qualities, neither answer is correct It Is simply that the thor oughbred when he is tired will keep on with an undiminished courago aui ambition, while a common borne un der the same circumstances will quit. Even the Snail. The "mock snail" is a new terl men which will have to be added to tho collection of strange things served by restaurant keepers. The edible snail Is disappearing from the vino yards and gardens of Burgundy, where formerly it existed in countless ! thousands. The scarcity and conse quent dearness of the escargot has caused some unsc.-u pious proprietors of restaurants In Paris to invent the mock snail. It Is made out of veal. All that is required Is a quantity of empty snail shells and veal fat The fat Is cleverly cut into spirals and worked into the shell. Tho disappear ance of the real snail Is taken to seri ously In France that the county coun cil of the Cote d'Or has suggested that a law should be passed giving the es cargot a close season, from April 15 to July 15 in each year. Life's Adjusting Power. Life seems to have a sort of r.r'J-tst lng power. We always suffer one way or another for the wrong we do, mid unquestionably we are always reward ed for the good actions. There la nn happiness in revenge, no Joy in hatred, no inspiration in jealousy and mean ness. It Is when we have come to a quiet understanding of the ill-e-Tnts of our baser sentiments that we be come refined and grow into better, more wholesome conditions. It la usually the one who runs away from the fight who is the stronger. Punish ment will be meted out to your ene my; it isn't for you to Judge and con vict All those matters are taken care of Just how we do not know, and after all, it does not matter. Anger Shrinks Vitality. Dr. Maurice de Fleury, a distin guished Frenchman, advances the the ory that every time one becomes an gry his vitality shrinks. After even the most artfully suppressed signs of bad temper the vitality becomes small er and smaller, until finally nothing la left Anger Is a certain kind of cere bral excitement, explains Dr. do Fleury. The hyperasthenlc subject ia always on its verge, while the neur asthenic becomes infuriated only by a sudden bound of reaction excited from without. But at that moment when they are let loose the two aro alike, save that the strong man is n blinder brute, while the weak man i i somewhat of an actor and seems t aim at effect True Missionary Spirit. Speaking at a recent meeting of th Colonial and Continental Church so ciety, in London, the bishop of N'ort'i Queensland said: "I spoke at Oxforl the other day, and asked for men t help hie in our great work. Eight ct the finest young graduates volun teered to go back to the bush wlt'i me. Then I searched for a leader, an 1 turned to Ireland, the home of ml: slonarles. I sent a telegram to Rev. E. H. Crozler, vicar of St. George'::, Dublin, asking him If he would giva up his rich living, worth 500 a year bet, and come and be the leader of m band of recruits In the bush at 50 1 year. The 'answer I received woe:. 'Yes, the Lord being my help.'" How They Shoe Geese in Poland. Three million geese are brougl.t regularly to the October market I t Warsaw, Poland. Often coming fron remote provinces, many of thess geese have to travel over long dis tances upon roads which would wecr out their feet If they were not "shod." For this purpose they are driven through tar poured over the ground, and then through sand. After the operation has been repeated several times the feet of the geese become covered with a hard crust. Same Old Style of Cooking. Prof. Snaggs Strange there's been no improvement made in cooking la the last 2000 years. Now, down nt my boarding house this morning I had a steak broiled in the regular Pomps! an style. Boggs Pompeian style? How flo you mean? Prof. Snaggs Why, scorched to a cinder on one side and covered with ashes on the other. A Signal. In Sumatra, if a woman Is left a widow, immediately after her hus band's death she plants a flagstaff at her door, upon which a flag Is raised. So long as the flag remains untoro by the wind the etiquette of Suma tra forbids her to marry, but at the first rent, however tiny, she can Ixy tF'de her weeds and accept the fliit offer she has. Divided Booty. "Tobfiny," said his mother severely, Mrierr,e has taken a big piece of KW-jrorcPke out of the pptTry." .ToMi ny bli'f.J-.eii gi-fltlly. "Oh, Jn'irijy!" fM r.',' tjrp.1 "I didn't thin?; it was in you!" 'It p1! " rf pli.d JoVr.-y. c. k ly. "Part of It's In Elsie." 11 muuudiiUJB Ml V. . 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