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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1000.
With Only a Small Hatchet, John
Benham Succeeds in Killing
MOCCASINS TORN BY TUSKS
Many Boara at Large In the Moun
tains and Hundred! of Deer Killed
by Them Hope to Exterminate
Them In Organized Hunt.
Saranac Lake, N. Y. John Bonham,
an Adirondack guide, who won dis
tinction for several years In canoo
paddling contests In sportsmen's
shows In New York, had a thrilling
fight with a wild boar at Big Tupper
Lake. He succeeded in killing the
beast with a woodman's hatchet only,
after a fight that threatened to end
his own life.
h The boar was one of Boveral im
ported from the Black Forest and
placed in an immense preserve known
as Litchfield Park, near Big Tupper
Lake. The boars managed to break
out from the preserve. They have
multiplied very fast during the last
two or three years, it is stated, and
have wrought havoc among the deer.
Hundreds of fawns and many does are
Bald to have been killed by the boars.
While carrying his canoe over one
carry near Big Tupper Lake Benham
saw a couple of young fawns lying on
the ground. He laid the canoe down
and went over to where they were.
Bo-h were dead. Proceeding a little
further he found their mother. She
had been mangled while defending
her fawns and had Just died.
Benham heard a noise in the bushes
and turned just In time to avoid a
wild boar that rushed at him. Ben
ham Btepped quickly aside, drawing
his hatchet from his belt. The boar
turned with remarkable celerity and
again rushed at the guide, who once
As the boar rushed past him Ben
ham struck him with the hatchet,
drawing blood, but doing him no great
Injury. The wound seemed to only
infuriate the brute, and Its attacks
were renewed with startling vigor and
swiftness. The guide's high topped
moccasins were torn by the boar's
tusks, and he began to feel that a re
volver or a rifle would be a mighty
handy thing to have.
Finally, In one of the boar's rushes,
Benham managed to bring his hatchet
down on the beast's neck, severing Its
spinal column, and the fight was end
ed. Guides of the Upper Adlrondacks
are beginning to' take cognizance of
the slaughter of fawns and does by
the wild boars, and an organized hunt
is regarded as probable, in the hope
of exterminating them.
GIRLS FAVOR MARRIAGE BY LOT.
Say Compulsory Plan Would Increase
the Nation's Population.
Montclalr, N. J. George W. Da
Cunha, who advocated universal suf
frage and compulsory marriage by
lottery in a recent meeting In this
town, has received a communication
from the girls of a New York depart
ment store commending him for his
stand. In part the letter says:
"Your proposal to have raarrlago
made compulsory through a munici
pal lottery would result In no more
shelf goods to be after a time put
upon the bargain counter at any price.
To a large extent your plan would re
move women from competition with
men in the industrial field and make
man once again, as he should be, the
bread winner. It would be a sure pre
ventive of race suicide. It would in
crease the population to such an ex
tent ,that In a few years we could pot
up the bars on immigration, and in
time bring forth a strictly American
type to take the place of the fast van
ishing descendants of the Colonial
days. At present the American is
neither fish, flesh, fowl nor good rod
Da' Cunha has received communi
cations from many persons commend
ing his plan to have the municipali
ties conduct lotteries by which the
marriageable persons of the town
would be mated automatically.
DESTROYS TOBACCO STOCK.
Converted Grocer Says "If It's Wrong
to Use It's Wrong to Sell."
Wichita. Kan. "If It Is wrong to
use It's wrong to sell," said S. N.
Brcea, a grocer of this city, after pro
fessing religion at a revival meeting
People who noticed a strong odor of
burning tobacco traced the smell to
the yard back of Mr. Brees's store,
where they watched him heaping
boxes of cigars on the flames. Occa
sionally he would cast a cask of chew
ing tobacco or a carton of smoking
tobacco. When nothing remained but
ashes Mr. Brees remarked:
"Well, I've won that battle with the
Then ho returned to his store. The
crowd followed him and a prayer ser
vlco was held.
Public Has All the Initialed Cents:
Philadelphia. All of the "V. D. B."
initialed Lincoln pennies havo passed
entirely Into the public's hands,
There were 28,328,000 of them Issued
and not a cent of that famous Issue is
left in the treasury at Washington or
the sub-treasury here.
CHOSSING CONTINENT BY BOAT.
Canoe May Traverse 8outh America
from Ocean to Ocean.
An official of the Geological Survey
nt Washington. In describing the gold
fields of Western Colombia, has Inci
dentally pointed out a routo by which.
In the wet season, a man might go in
a canoe from the Atlantic to the Paci
fic across the northwestern part of
The proposed route follows the riv
er Atrato to the divide, which lies in
a series of swamps, and then, by way
of one or two smaller streams, reaches
the river San Juan, which empties
Into the Pacific.
An ordinance just passed In Java
falls heavily upon Chinese secret so
cieties in the Dutch East Indies. A
fine of 100 guilders or three months'
imprisonment is the penalty for every
Chinaman found In possession of se
cret society documents or emblems or
caught wearing the distinguishing
marks of these organizations.
Those who preside over the meet
ings of such societies, allow meetings
to be held in their houses or fall to
Inform the authorities of such gather
ings being held incur similar penal
ties. The latter also fall upon China
men who recruit for these societies,
supply them with money or glvo them
help in any way.
The president of an ocean steam
ship company was taking a journey
across the water. When the ship was
In a dangerous channel he became en
gaged in conversation with the pilot,
an elderly man, who had spent most
of his life on the water. The presi
dent of the company remarked: "I
suppose you know all about the dan
gerous places In this channel?"
"Nope," replied the pilot.
"You don't!" exclaimed the presi
dent. "Then why are you In charge
of the wheel?"
"Because I know where the bad
Kissing the Book.
In England and all the English
speaking countries the kissing of the
book before the oath comes from the
practice of touching a "halldame." or
sacred object, as the old Roman touch'
ed the altar or Harold the casket of
relics. The form, "So help me God,"
Is Inherited from ancient Teutonic
Scandinavian law, under which the
old Northmen, touching the blood-
daubed ring on the altar, swore, "So
help me Frey, and Nlordh. and the Al
mighty God" (that Is. Thor). The
first and last of these are the two old
English gods, whose names we keep
up In Friday and Thursday.
The height of the atmosphere above
the earth has never been ascertained
because no one has ever been able to
get far enough out to determine where
it ends. But it certainly spreads far
more than fifty miles from the solid
surface of the earth and from the
liquid surface of the sea. The quan
tity, therefore, that rests upon an
acre of ground presses down upon that
space with a weight of not less than
22,000 tons. Fifteen pounds of it are
sustained upon each square inch of
the land that is near the level of the
Scientific education In the schools
and colleges of this country may be
said to date from the year 1862. The
bill for scientific and technical studies
was put through Congress In that
year by the Honorable Justin S. Mor
rll. of Vermont, and received the
President's signature at once. The
bill received its main Inspiration at
the International Exhibition at Lon
don, in 1851, and was proposed as
early as 1857, but owing to the high
party spirit engendered by the slavery
discussion was delayed till the date
The discovery of the gaseous nature
of the nebulae came about largely
through the use of the spectroscope
and analysis. Fraunhofer proved that
the spectrum of an ignited gaseous
body Is "non-continuous, with inter
rupting lines," and J. W. Draper de
monstrated that the spectrum of an
Ignited solid Is always continuous,
with no interrupting lines. In this
way it was proved that many of the
nebulae are gaseous, illustrating the
process of development actually go
The World's Disease.
Mammonlsm is only an effect of
which selfishness Is the cause. Self
ishness the assertion of self against
the law of the universe, self-gratification
instead of the general good
that is the disease of tho world, and
we can never have social health until
society is saved from selfishness.
Oh, there's nothing quite so mad
dening as a pesky, crawling flea, when
the little cuss Is biting In a spot you
cannot seel Nothing which drives
man or woman ti the point where they
will swear, like this hopping, frisky
critter, when he's out upon a tear!
Los Angeles Express.
For the athletic type of man tho
average chest measurement is 88
Inches, with the waist 34; while the
motoring man, though shorter, de
mands a 88-lnch waist Boston Globe.
Spread of German Language.
In Chill there are regions where
there are so many Germans that the
attlvt serranU learn their language.
"HAIR LACE" NEARLY GONE.
Most Curious of All Fabrics Found
Only on Exhibition.
The most curious lace is called
point tresse. It is very rare and was
made of human hair. French collec
tors say that it exists in the present
day only in their cabinets.
It was confined to the early part of
the sixteenth century. Margaret,
Countess of Lennox, the mother of the
wretched Darnley, sent from the tow
er, where she was imprisoned when
her son, Lord Charles Lennox, mar
ried the daughter of Bess of Hard-
wlcke, a bit of this kind of lace to
Mary, Queen of Scots.
This is a very strong proof of her
belief In the queen's Innocence of the
guilt that had been Imputed to her.
The llttlo square of point tresse was
worked by the old countess' own
hands from her own gray hair. It
was, In fact, hair mixed with fine flax.
A certain retired coal dealer of
Pittsburg Is, in the good old phrase,
as tight as wax, but has a passion to
be considered a "spender" and good
liver, never neglecting an opportunity
to refer to his "wine cellar, etc. A
short while ago he snored a well
known clubman and had him at his
house for dinner. A bottle of sherry
was produced with considerable OBten
tlon and the glasses filled. The host
hold his to the light, then drank, and
smacked his lips.
"What do you think of that, hey?"
"Why er very good," the guest
commented, setting his glass upon the
table. "But I say, old man," be add
ed in a confidential tone, "I know a
place where you can get wine even
cheaper than this 1" Brooklyn Life.
What Cynics Are.
Cynics was the name applied to a
school of philosophers founded by An-
tlsthenes, a pupil of Socrates. The
main tenet of the extreme Cynics was
that civilization is a curse, and true
happiness can be obtained only by
gratifying the most primary physical
appetites which man has in common
with brutes. The general attitude of
the Cynics, as distinguished from that
of the Stoics, who regarded every'
thing in the external world with in
difference, was one of contempt. Thev
were not an important philosophical
school numerically, but attracted at
tention largely by their eccentricities
and Insolence. On account of their
contempt for refinement their name
came subsequently to be applied to
any one who takes a mean view of hit
Clearing House Operations.
A clearing house is an agency estab
lished by the banks of a city, to
which all checks drawn upon one city
bank and deposited In another are
sent for payment. Every morning
there is a clearance or settlement of
accounts, in which the checks deposit
ed in each bank and the checks drawn
upon each bank are separately sum.
med up and compared. If there is
more deposited in a bank than there
is drawn upon it the bank receives the
difference in cash. If the reverse is
the case, the bank pays the balar ce
Instead of receiving it. The term
clearance means either the act of set
tlement or the sum of all the checks
presented for payment. The amount
of business done by the clearing house
Is a pretty sure index of the general
condition of business.
Dr. Hale once told of a minister
who preached over an hour on the
four greater prophets, and then, when
his exhausted congregation thought
he was through, took a long breath,
turned a fresh page, and, leaning over
the pulpit, said: "We now come to
the more complex question of the
minor prophets. First let us assign
to them their proper order. Where,
brethren, shall we place Hosea?"
An Irascible old gentleman in a
back pew rose, took his hat and stick,
and said as he departed: "You may
give him my place if you want to.
There is a prominent clergyman In
Richmond, Va., who has a happy .way
of enjoying his own disadvantages.
Never a handsome man, Mr. C
was severely battered In a railroad
wreck, In which he suffered the loss
of a foot
Soon after marrying a beautiful
woman the ill-used minister met an
old friend on the street, who ban
terlngly asked: "C , how in the
world did such a pretty girl come to
"Oh, ladles like remnants!" was
the cheerful reply. The Circle.
"You don't have to be enthusiastic
to succeed in some things," sold the
boarding-house philosopher; "I once
saw a man achieve a speed of a mile
a minute sliding down a mountain
side, without the slightest effort on
his part and without having had any
ambition to do It"
The popular term "shooting star1
covers a number of phenomena thot
are very similar, like meteors, fire
balls and aerolites. Meteors and
aerolites actually strike the earth
very often. Luminous meteors or ac
tual shooting stars do not come near
er than fifty miles from the earth.
What's In a Name.
Boarding House, A. Hotsell . . $8 up
Hoteell Hotel $9 up
Hotel Hotsell $14 up
Hotsell Inn $18 up
Hbtsell Court $21 up
Hotsell Arras $ up
THE WRONG BOX.
The Candidate for Matrimony Had an
Smiling Pat strolled into the exami
nation room where candidates for the
police force underwent their physical
"Strip 1" ordered the police ser
geant. "Phwhat's that?" demanded the un
initiated. "Get your clothes off, and be quick
about It!" '
Mumbling and muttering, Pot dis
robed, and the doctor proceeded to
"Hop over this bar!" ordered the
Pat did his best, which landed him
on the small of his back.
"Now Jump under this cold show
er!" ordered the doctor.
"Shure, that's funny 1" muttered the
applicant, as he obeyed.
"And, now," concluded the doctor,
"run round the room ten times, to test
your heart and wind!"
Pat hesitated, then
"Ol'll not!" he blurted out "Ol'll
"Single?" inquired the doctor, mys
tified. "Yes, single!" repeated tho Irish
man. "What's all this fussing got to
do wld a marriage license?"
He had strayed into the wrong of
fice, A MOUNTAIN COLLOQUY.
"Did vour husband Ret that terrible
red nose working out In the sun
shine?" asked one woman.
"Nn" nnnwerpd the other. "That
ain't sunshine. That's moonshine."
"See here, mister," said the poor
man, desperately, "give me any sort
of Job and I'll take it. I'm simply
tired out looking for work."-
"Well," replied the hard business
man, "there Is an opening here, but I
guess you won't do.
"If you get tired out simply look
Ing for work," the business man con
tinued, "you wouldn't be much good
when you came to do any." Fhlladel
Friend (noticing the confused heap
of goods of every description scat
tered promiscuously around the store)
Hello! what's happened? Been taio
Ing an Inventory, had a fire or are you
going to move out?
Merchant That shows how llttlo
you know about storekeplng. Wo
have merely been waiting on a lady
who dropped In for a paper of pins.
Money to Burn.
The big touring car had Just whir
zed by with a roar like a gigantic
rocket, and Pat and Mike turned to
watch It disappear In a cloud of dust
"Thlm chug wagons must cost a
hone av cosh," sold Mike. "The rich
Is fairly burnln' money."
"An" be the smell av It" sniffed Pat
"It must be thot tainted money we do
be hearln bo much aboot"
8crlpture as Understood.
When the nice little girl came home
from church she was asked the text,
and told that the minister said they
need not worry, for they would got
their quilts back. That was too much
for the family, so the minister was
'phoned to ask the text of the day.
He replied: "And I will pray the
Father, and he shall give you another
Tit for Tat.
"Pardon me, sir, but whore do you
"From County Cork?"
"Then that accounts for your
"May I ask you whore you come
"From Worcester, sir."
"Then that accounts for your
sauce," was the reply.
, Beyond Forgiveness.
Patlonce I hear they ran away and
Patience I suppose her father will
never forgive them.
Patrice Well, he forgave 'em for
running away, but he never will for
give 'em for coming back home I
Little Millie Oroudad, what makes
a man always give a woman a dla
mond engagement ring?
Grandfather Tho woman. Punch.
Mrs. Cheatham I believe I shall
have to give up bridge.
Miss Frank Really? Waa&'t the
rorth the scandal?
That Got Him.
A theatrical manager delighted In
taking a rise out of conceited or vain
members of hlB company.
I see you are getting on fairly
well," he remarked.
"Fairly? I am getting on very well,"
replied the hero of the play, proudly.
'I played Hamlet for the first time
last night. You can see by the papers'
glowing criticisms how well I got on."
"I have not read them," replied the
other, "but I was there."
on, you wore". Well, you noticed
how swimmingly everything went off?
Of course, I made a bungle of one
part by falling into Ophelia's grave,
but I think the audience appreciated
I know they did," said the man
ager with a slight smile; "but tHw
were frightfully sorry when you climb
ed out of It again!" Pittsburg Pres.-.
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THE LEADING CLOTHIERS
KNOX HATS the best
ON ACCOUNT OF
In the market.
the mild weather we are over
Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats,
which we are compelled to cut prices on. All
of bur stock must go as we do not
Intend to carry any goods
IT WILL PAY YOU TO
Remember we handle
clothes in the county.
For young men or old wo can
please you well for we have suits
hero made by Strause Bros, and David
Addler, the best makers In tho world
in so wide a range of patterns and
sizes that every taste, everybody can
bo fitted perfectly.
Remember we have a full line of
market. Men's Hats and Caps, Shirts, Collars, Underwear, Pajamas, Trunks,
and Dress Suit Cases, Hand Bags and the best Rain Coats to be found.
$1 up to $7
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT
ting tlte S tomadis andBowds of
Opium.Morphitie nor Mineral.'
NOT NARCOTIC. I
Apetfect Remedy forConsllpa-i
lion , OUul oiu uuuii u
ness rodLoss of Sleep.
facsimile Signature of
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year opeiu witn a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
THE ONIiV PIjACE IN HONESDALE
AUTHORIZED TO HANDLE
Is JADWIN'S PHARMACY.
There are reasons for the pre-eminence of CHILTON PAINTS:
1st No one can mix a better mixed paint. .
2d The painters declare that it works easily and has won
derful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
owu expense, every surface painted with Chiltpn Paint that
4th Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it,
and recommend its use to others.
The Price of Peace.
Tho announcement that France is
going to spend three milliards of
francs for new ships of war that is
to say, for peace reminds ua how
prices have gone up since 1871.
In that year France bought peace of
BlBmarck for one milliard. And a
milliard, furthermore, was deemed in
that day, a fairly stiff figure tho
thrifty French more than hinted that
Bismarck had driven a sharp bargain;
whereas, on the occasion of the pres
ent purchase, the nation Is reported
as quite in a glow of delight
Slate Brick Now.
From time Immemorial there has
been a quarrying waste of two thirds
of the slate mined. Now by a new
process the waste Is crushed and pow
dered to dust and mixed with a case,
lne compound. Whllo plastic it is
molded Into any form and dried, when
It is polished and sawed..
AND GENT'S FURNISHERS
The Home of the
stocked with a large line of
BUY AND SAVE MONEY.
nothing but the best made
As with our suits, so it is with our
overcoat garments hero for young
and old made by Strause Bros, and
David Addler to suit tho exacting
requirements of the best dressed men
in tho world.
the Best Gent'B Furnishing Goods in the
coats $1.50 to $7
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Thc ctHTHim aonranr, tirw toR orrr.
CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS