The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, July 13, 1892, Image 1

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    VOLUME 1.
Office on Wet Main street, opposite the
Commercial Hotel, lt'ynldvlllc Ph.
jya. B. E. HOOVKH,
Rnlr1pnt rienllKf . In hiiltrllnff near Mntho-
dint chun-n, opposite Ariunii moth, uimiuih
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dcm In operating
FRANK J. BLACK, rrietor.
The lending hotel of the town, Headquar
ters for rommeivlal men. Hteam heat, five
'bus, hath room and rliet on every floor,
umiilK rooms, billiard room, ti'leplione con
nections, Ac.
ORE EX ct COXHER, Proprirtnm.
First fins In every particular. Located In
the very centre of the hiilnopart of town.
Free 'him to and from train and commodious
sample room for commercial traveler.
Omnlbti to and from all train. European
restaurant. Ilouie heated and limited hy
ga. Hot and eold waiter. Western I'nloii
Telegraph office In building. The hotel I
Httcd Willi nil the modern convenience.
JAS. 11. CLOVER, l'mpmtor.
Hamnle room on the ground floor. loue
heated hy natural gas. Onmlliu to and from
all train.
The short line between DiiHoIh, Ridgway,
Bradford, Nalamanca, Huflalo. Kochmter.
Niagara Fall und point In tho upper oil
tan aad after May 22d, 1H02, pnen
ger train will arrive and depart from Fall
Creek station, dally, except Hundny, aa fol
low: TtlO A. M. Bradford Accommodation For
point North l)ctweeo Fall Creek and
Bradford. 7:1 a. nt. mixed train for
10:OA.M. BulTalonnd Rochester mall For
Hrockwiiyvllle, Uldgway..lohnwmhurg,Mt..
Jewett, Bradford, hiiUinunra, Buffalo and
Rochester! connect Inn at Johnnonhurg
with 1'. ft F.. train 1, for Wilcox, Kane,
Warren, t'orry and Krle.
10:56 A. M. Accommodation For Dullol,
Nykea, HlgKtin andl'iinxHtitawney.
1:0 1'. II. Bradford Accommodation For
Heeeotroe, Broekwayvllle, Kllniont, far
mon, KUIgway, Jobnitonhurg, Mt. Jewett
and Bradford.
4:80 1'. M. Mall For Pnltols, flykes, Big
Run, I'unXNUtiiwney and Wnlaton.
luin, I'unXNUtiiwney and WalKton.
7166 P.M. Accommodation For HuHol,Hlg
KlIIIMiifl lii,itruiituwa..iv
rain Arrive 7: in A. M., Accommodation
I'unxKiitawneyi l(l:i A.M., Mall from Wal
Htoa and I'unxMiitnwticy; :M A. M., Ac
commodation from Bradford; 1:30 P.M.,
Accommodation from I'unxMitawney; 4:M
P. M., Mall from Buffalo and Kochcter;
7:M P.M., Accommodation (mm Bradford.
ThmiMand mile ticket at two cent per
mile, good for pnwnge hetwccn all Htatlon.
J. li. MoIhtyiib, Agent, Fall creek. Pa.
Gso. W. Bahti.ktt, ,1ok. p. Thompson
General Kupt. Oen. l'aa. Agent.
Bradford, Pa. Uochenter, N. V.
COMPANY commencing Sunday
July 10, ll2. Low Grado Diviitlon.
Red Bank
New Bethlehem
Oak Hldge
Hummervllle . ..
Fall Uroek
Wlntornburn ...
Olen Flnher
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11 Oft
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Pen Meld
Wlnterburn ...
Fall Creek....
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New Bethlehem
lied Bank....
P. H.A. M.P. M.
Train daily exuent Hundav.
DAMU McCAHOO, Oem'l. Ritpt.,
llttMhunr Pa
JAB. P. ANDERSON, 0N'L. Panh. Aut.,
Plttaburg, Pa
If so, and you want a gtxxl
fitting and woll made suit at a
reasonable figure you will re
ceive name by plaulng your
order with
J.C. F roehlich,
Next door to Hotel MoConnull,
No.2 No.S No.10
A. H. A. M. P. H.
10 10 1 aft
10 40 7 ON
10 Al 7 21
11 OH 7 41
11 Hi 7 Aft
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A. U. A. H. P. H.
rrayer tTnanawered.
A misoionnry bnd taken hi", wife with
him to India. There (the died, ond the
brokenhearted widower received permin
lion from the niisnionnry bonrd of his
church to come home. Here he promptly
consoled hlnmelf, and with his second
upotuie returned to the field of his former
labor. Bnt fate was still nnkind and at
the end of a year he was once more be
reaved. Again he besought the permis
sion of the board to return home, bnt
this time they gently but firmly de
clined, saying that they did not feel
justified in the expense of giving him
two vacations within two years. They
suggested, delicately, however, that if
his desire was to recoup himself for his
recent loss it was possible for him to
deputize a friend to secure for him
new partner of his joys and sorrows.
This he accordingly did.
The day the steamer was signaled the
bridegroom elect went down to meet it,
accompanied by amarried friend. When
the latter returned he was pounced upon
by his own wife, who demanded all the
particulars of the meeting. "Did Dr.
Smith seem much overcome when he
saw Miss Brown?" was the first ques
tion. "Well yes- little." "Wasn't
he overjoyed?" "Well overjoyed is not
Just the word, perhaps." "Why, didn't
he say he was delighted?' "Well no
not exactly." "But, at least, he seemed
pleasedr "Well I don't quite know."
"For mercy's sake, tell me just what
he did say and do." "Well" with evi
dent reluctance. "When he saw her
she was at the other end of the deck and
she was pointed out to him by the friend
she had traveled with. Smith looked at
her for a minute, and then he passed
his hand over his eyes and I heard him
murmur, 'Red hair for the third time
and after so much prayer!' "Pittsburg
ITU Rebnke.
Much of the music sung in city
churches would scarcely be character
ized as "sacred" if it were heard any
where except in the house of God. And
there are some odd people who even in
this age of progress consider that such
music belongs rather to the concert
room than to the church.
Parson Snow was one of these people,
and when he "exchanged" one Sunday
with an old college friend who was set
tled over a large city parish he was both
amazed and shocked by the vocal dis
playthe anthem with which the
members of the choir electrified the con
gregation. "They had fine voices, my dear," he
explained to his little wifo when he was
safely back in his own home, "and 1
presume they wanted to show them off,
and so took advantage of a time whea
their pastor wae away. I thought at
first of rising and requesting them to
desist. Then I felt that perhaps it would
be my duty to report the matter to
Doctor Green.
"But I finally concluded that, aa it
was undoubtedly a first offense and
caused by an almost pardonable vanity,
I would deal gently with them. So I
waited until they had finished, and then
I rose and said, 'We will now begin the
religious services of the morning.'
"And I feel sure," concluded the sim
ple minded pastor, "that they felt iny
rebuke and will not let such a thing
occur again !" Youth's Companion.
The "Flrat Kditlon" Graa.
Is this hankering after first editions
bnt a mere craze or fashion? in which
case I would venture to predict that
when the book loving and book buying
publio once begins to consider seriously
what it is that really constitutes the
value of any first edition the ridiculous
and artificially enhanced prices of such
issues will fall.
Upon this publio weakness, whether
fostered by sentimental or any other
feeling, the booksellers are now trading
and are in the habit of calling attention
in Roman capitals in their catalogues to
first editions of almost every conceiv
able book of course at the same time
adding a correspondingly increased
price to books which are hardly worth
purchasing in any edition.
For the present great demand for first
editions the keen competition among
English, speaking peoples from abroad
for any book of special value now
offered for sale maybe in a great de
gree responsible, aided by a large class
of unreasoning beings who bny books
merely because they are first editions,
and who by dint of their long purses are
able to "rush in where angels fear to
tread." These are they upon whom
ordinary book lovers look with dread,
and the booksellers not always with
approval. Notes and Queries.
How He Came to Write Book.
How Professor E. A. Freeman came
to be the author of the famous work on
the Norman Conquest is curiously in
teresting to those taking part in com
petitions. That subject was selected
for an English prize essay at Oxford,
but the essay that he sent in did not
win. He went on studying the matter,
wrote the foregoing standard book and
was, in consequence, afterward elected
by the university to the lucrative post
of professor of history. London Tit
Hits. Mother Afraid of BUrllUod Milk.
Sterilizod milk in bottles, one for each
feeding, can be procured in almost all
large cities, but it is generally beyond
the reach of the really poor. One of the
greatest difficulties, however, to be en
countered in establishing the general
use of tliis milk will lie in the effort to
convince mother of it desirability.
Lippinootf a.
if h be a nobler lover, take him!
Yon In yon I seek, and not myaelfi
Love with men's what women choots to make
Peraph strong to soar, or fawn eyed elf
All 1 am or can, your bonuty gave It.
Lifting me a moment nigh to yon.
And my bit of heaven, 1 fain would tavs It
Mine I thought it was, I never knew.
What yon take of me Is yours to serve yon.
All 1 give, yon gave to me before;
Let htm win you! If 1 bnt deserve yon,
I keep all yon grant to him and no morei
ITon shall make me dare what others dare not.
Ton shall keep my nature pure as snow,
And a light from yon that others share not
8ball t ran figure me where'er I go.
Let me be yonr thrall! However lowly
Be the bondsman's service I can do.
Loyalty shall make It high and holyt
Naught can be nnworthy. done for yon.
Men shall say. "A lover of this fashion
Such an Icy mistress well beseems."
Women say, "Oonld we deserve such passion.
We might be the marvel that be dreams."
-James Russell Lowell.
Cats of Long; Ago.
The piercing and cutting teeth of some
of the cats of long ago are the most per
fectly adapted instruments for cutting
purposes that ever were seen, being un
equalled by any manufactured tools for
such uses.
For example, there was the "gompuo
dus," which was as big as the largest
panther and had two teeth in its upper
jaw resembling daggers, each five inches
in length. As weapons for penetrating
flesh they are unrivaled among carniv
orous animals, recent or extinct. They
are rather like the teeth of some huge
flesh eating dinosaurs, the "terrible rep
tiles" of the Mesozoio epoch, which had
cutting teeth that nothing could resist
Doubtless this creature was inconceiva
bly bloodthirsty. Quite as fierce, how
ever, and even more formidable by rea
son of its greater size, was the contem
porary "pogonodon," which was as large
as the biggest jaguar.
There were two species of this animal,
which held the field in Oregon during
the period I speak of against all rivals.
It was undoubtedly a great destroyer of
life among the herbivorous beasts. In
terview in Washington Star.
Carrier Pigeons In Franee.
Englishmen, it appears, enjoy in
France a curious privilege, which is rig
idly withheld from Germans and Bel
gians. It is that of flying carrier pig
eons. This, however, as explained by
Mr. Tegetmeier in his curious lecture on
this subject, is on the strict condition
that both the birds and the senders are
English. In Belgium alone, according
to this authority, thore are 600,000 racing
birds, which in case of a war would be
put at the disposal of the government,
and every one of these is a trained bird.
They used, it is stated, to train them
over the south of France, but that is
now interdicted, and no bird from Bel
gium or Germany is allowed to be
trained in France. The fear of course is
that in the event of a war these trained
pigeons would be smuggled into the in
terior, and thus information could be
carried out. London News.
How tho Englishman Likes His Game.
One fad I noticed among the English
I am unable to express my contempt for.
The Britisher, you know, is nothing if
not outre, and this is aa true of his eat
ing as others of his affairs. What would
you think of the restaurant or hotel that
would serve you duck or other bird
that smelled like a dead mule that the
buzzards wouldn't cat? And yet that's
the way the Englishman has his bird
served, and he is bull headed enough to
wear that he loves game meat only
when it is tainted. I hope that form of
Anglomania will never run riot in this
country. Interview in St Louis Globe
Democrat Walters oa Horseback.
In great French houses dinner was
announced by the blowing of hunting
horns, and it is on record that at certain
gala feasts the dishes were brought in
by servants in full armor, mounted apon
caparisoned horses, a practice we could
only look for during the reign of chiv
alry. Of the attendente at dinner Che
tarver and server took precedence over
all the others; they stood probably on
each side of their lord. The server, it
may be mentioned, was the officer who
placed the dishes on the table. London
Cor. Chicago Herald.
A Ceodult Eleetrle tlallway.
A conduit railway system bus been de
vised in which the current is transmit
ted to the car by induction. It requires no
overhead wires, storage batteries or sur
face or underground conduits, the ar
rangement of the trausfurmers being snoh
that the primary circuit is underneath
the roadbed, while the secondary is car
ried on the oar, so that there is no metal
lic connection between the car and the
main circuit from which the current is
lerived. New York World.
Entirely Satisfied.
A suit had gone against the defendant,
who arose and gave his opinion of the
judgment and was fined (10 for con
tempt of court. A bill was handed r.
the clerk which proved to be 20, "I
nave no cnange," said the clerk, tender
ing it to the offender. "Never mind
about the other $!0," was the retort
"K.eep it; I'll Hike it out in contempt."
Black and White.
Out of Data.
Housewife Marie, these fowls are de
cidedly too tough again, you cannot
have put them into the stewpan early
Cook Right you are, mum) they
should haw been pat In three years ago I
-Parll Figaro.
Captain Dave Silver.
Everybody who took a trip on tho
Missouri a dozen or twenty years ago
remembers Captain Dave Silver, one of
the handsomest men that ever guided
the destinies of those old timers. Cap
tain Silver is still alive he is some
where in the south, 1 think. But wher
ever he is, he is still the courtly, stately
figure that used to stand forward and
bow to the passengers leaving the boat
at Jefferson Ci, St. Joe, Omaha or
Kansas City Westport Landing it was
then. They all knew young, handsome
Dave Silver they all liked to ride on
his boat It was the Lucas, I think, one
of the fastest that ever rode the river.
She wore the champion's deer horns on
the pilot house for years.
It was hard on Captain Silver for all
of the floating palaces to pass out of tho
river forever, but he had another mis
fortune. He had a brother. How he
loved him I They were inseparable. One
day they were standing near the rail of
a big boat just as she was pushing off.
The brother leaned forward a bit, the
rail broke, and before Captain Dave
could catch him the man had fallen into
the water. The boat swung around at
that instant and poor Silver was dragged
under the wheel.
"It's Joe!" gasped Captain Dave. That
was all he said. He had seen his broth
er go tinder the vicious paddles, and he
fell into a partial faint. That was one
of the reasons that this tall, handsome
man, with the elegant manner and gray
hair and beard, left the Missouri for the
low banked streams of the far south.
Detroit Free Press.
Auroras Forty Miles High.
The scientists of the Royal Danish
academy have made publio the results
of some interesting experiments, which
were conducted for the sole purpose of
ascertaining the exact, or at any rate
the approximate, height of the aurora
boreal is. At Godthaab M. Adam Paul
sen, with two theodolites situated only
four miles apart, found that the height
of different auroral displays varied from
one to forty miles! Near Cape Fare
well, with a base line of three-fourths
of a mile in length, the best calcula
tions obtainable placed different aurora)
attorn one to ten miles in height; at
Spitsbergen it was shown that they
range from a height of one-third of a
mile to eighteen miles.
In this case it will not provo uninter
esting to mention some of the remark
ble opinions entertained by the early ex
perimenters in this line. Flogel esti
mated the height of the various aurorro
observed by him at from 90 to 810 miles
above the earth; Reimann found that
one observed by him was at least 500
miles high, and Nordenskjold's earlier
deductions gave such phenomena an av
erage height of 125 miles. Then Leem
stromecame forward with the announce
ment that be had taken notes and ob
servations on an auroral display that
was not separated from the earth by
more than 1,000 feet, while Hildebrand
son concurred to the extent of declaring
that many of the displays were below
the clouds. St. Louis Republic
Dr. Maekensle's Kindness.
Here is a story about Sir Morell Mac
kenzie which gives a typical instance of
his kindness to nonpaying patients.
A wretched girl tried to commit sui
cide by drinking carbolic acid. She in
jured her throat fearfully, and in hospi
tal came under the notice of Sir Morell
for a few weeks. She lingered on ( being
mortally injured) for fifteen months,
and when lying dying in her miserable
home longed and longed to see ' her doc
tor' again. At last, persuaded by her
entreaties, I said I would go to Harley
street and ask him if he would visit her,
though I could not reasonably hope for
any success.
"Can I help her?" he asked.
"Not physically, bnt it would give her
untold comfort."
"All right, Til go," and go he did that
very evening, and, at the farthest verge
of an east end slum, sat by the girl,
suggested one or two simple alleviations,
called her "my dear," and left her with
two sovereigns squeezed up in her hand.
She died next day, but she had seen
"her doctor." London Tit-Bita.
True to His Word.
There is an unfortunate relio of sena
torial greatness who hangs around the
Capitol during the winters. On one oc
casion he applied to Senator Jones for
relief. "Say, Jones," said he, lend me
fifty dollars, won't you? I've got to go
home and I haven't the money. I can't
pay you till I come back in six months?"
"No," said Jones promptly, "I won't
let you have fifty dollars for six months."
The old man's jaw fell. "But I'll tell
you what I will do. Fillet you have $100
for twelve months if you'll stay away
that long." The wreck was tickled, and,
strange to relate, turned up exactly
twelve months afterward to a day and
paid back the hundred. Kate Field's
Ventilation by Windows.
It is always proper to resort to window
ventilation if no other means of ventila
tion is attainable. Lower the windows
from the top; if possible open one win
dow from the bottom, but choose a win
dow the opening of which will not croate
a draft Heated air rises and will escape
through the lowered windows, while the
fresh air will enter through the raised
windows. New York Sun.
Professional Frlde.
"Why do you children wear such
dreadfully long hair?"
"How are folks to know that our father
Like a restless, troubled spirit,
Celt acensed beyond excusing.
Decking rest where none Is offered.
Vainly striving for release 1
Writhes the bellbuoy In the ocean
As each wave In mad commotion
Bnffeta It without relenting.
Or a whispered word of peace.
gnnbeams may each day caress It,
Or the storm king howl above It,
To each ooe the wall goes npward
In a never ending moan.
And the glistening sea gulls bear It
As they hover and pass near It,
And the rocky shores repeat It
In a mottled undertone.
Oh, the pathos of Its life song.
Changing not as years roll onward
Its one note of weary wailing
Outward borne unceasingly!
Prisoner In Neptune's clasping.
Chafing under eord and hasping
Angel thou of mercyl warning
Countless sails that pass thee by.
-Katharine H. Terry In Uood Housekeeping.
Polite Photographers.
The knack which French photogra
phers, and especially those of Paris,
possess in relieving their sitters of a
constrained and distressed look while
sitting for their portraits has long been
the envy and perplexity of photogra
phers of other nations. An American
photographer, on a recent visit to Paris,
took pains to study the means by which
this very desirable result was reached.
He reports that it all lies in a very
simple device, which well illustrates
the nature of the Frenchuiaa
When a lady, for Instance, Is sitting
to a photographer for a portrait the
operator does not, in a perfunctory
mnimer, coldly request her to "Look
pleasant now, ma'am!" He says to her.
in the most natural and graceful man
ner in the world:
"It's quite unnecessary to ask madam
to look pleasant; she could not look
The lady of course acknowledges the
compliment with her most gracious
and highbred smile. "Click!" goes the
camera and the picture is obtained, re
vealing the sitter at her highwater
mark, as it were. Youth's Companion
How Prisoner Xseaped.
If we will only rightly use little things
it is surprising how mnch may some
times be done with them. A vizier, hav
ing offended his royal master, was con
demned to lifelong imprisonment in a
high tower, and every night his wife
used to come and weep at its foot "Go
home," said the husband, "and find a
black beetle, and then bring a bit of
butter and three strings one of fine silk,
one of stout twine, another of whipcord
and a strong rope."
When she came provided with every
thing he told her to put a touch of but
ter on the beetle's head, tie the silk
thread around him and place him on the
wall of the tower. Deceived by the
smell of butter, which he supposed was
above him, the insect continued to as
cend till he reached the top, and thus
the vizier secured the silk thread. By it
he pulled up the twine, then the whip
cord, and then'a strong rope, by which
he finally escaped. Detroit Free Press.
The Earth to Bo Like tho Moon.
j The water of the earth is all destined
to disappear from the surface of the
globe by being absorbed by subterranean
rocks, with which it will form chemical
combinations. The heavenly spheres
exhibit sufficiently striking examples of
such an evolution. The planet Mars
shows what will become of the earth
in some thousands of centuries. Its seas
are only shallow Mediterraneans of less
surface than the continents, and these
do not appear to be very high; and in
the appearance of the moon, all cracked
and dried np, we have a view of the
final state of the earth for the absorp
tion of the water by the solid nucleus
will be followed by that of the atmos
phere. Popular Science Monthly.
Appearances Are Deceptive.
He looked every inch the hoar, but he
He sat inside a Cottage Grove avenue
car, while two women and a man stood
just in front of him. One woman held
on to a strap, while the other wabbled
about in a manner very disconcerting to
man who was sitting.
Glancing rip uneasily he discovered
the cause. The man who was standing
was grasping two straps in one hand.
The man who was sitting may have
resembled the street car hog, but, as we
have said, he wasn't, not by a long shot
Reaching up, he touched the man on
the shoulder.
"I beg pardon, but won't you let this
lady have one of those straps?"
Then he drew his pet corn from under
the seat and realmed hitniuil s Ma
paper. Chicago News Record.
A Growing Industry.
inventive inirenuitv of the hio-heat
order is constantly at work to diannvA
uses for paper, while the manufacturer
and the inventor of papermaking ma
chinery are straining every energy to
improve the quality of the product, to
cheapen production or to provide speoiol
grades for new uses. Judging from the
till undiminished flood of inventions, it
would appear that the industry is yet in
Its Infancy as compared with the influ
ence it is dostined to exert on the coui
fort, Intelligence and advancement of
the human race. Engineering Maga
cine. Oil for Heavy Machinery.
For lubricating the journals of heavy
machinery, either rape oil or sperm oil
is the best to use in mixture with min
eral oil. as tliev have tha lxaat affiwr. nn
brass and Iron, which two metals gen
erally constitute the bearing surfaces of
an engine, Age of Steel,
A Rroona Speculation.
A 6-foot Yankee, seated upon a load of
brooms, drove his team np before the
door of an establishment whero he ex
pected to find a purchaser. Jumping
from his seat he entered the store and
the following colloquy took place:
Yankee Can't I sell you a load of
brooms today, mister?
Dealer No; don't want any.
Yankee Better take 'em soli 'em dog
Dealer Don't want 'em; got enough
Yankee 111 tell yon what I'll do. If
you'll take the lot I'll let 'em go for one
dollar a dozen. You know they're wuth
double that
The dealer stroked his chin for mo
ment, aa if in deep thought, and then re
plied: "Well, I don't want any brooms, as 1
told you, but I don't mind making
trade with you."
Yankee What sort of a trade?
Dealer Well. I'll take yonr whole load
at one dollar a dozen and pay you one
half cash, you to take the other half in
Yankee No you don't mister! You'll
charge me such an all fired profit on the
other half that I might come out at the
little end of the horn.
Dealer Oh, no; I promise you that
you shall have the goods just at what
they cost me.
Yankee Wall, mister, that's what 1
call square dealin. It's a bargain.
And he commenced to unload the
brooms in a pile on the sidewalk. When
he got through he walked into the store.
"There you are, mister; fourteen
dozen, which I calcnrlate makes just
seven dollars comln to me."
Dealer Yes. that's right; there's the
money. Now what goods do you want
for the other seven dollars?
Yankee Wall, I dnnno. You see,
mister, I hain't much posted in your
other truck, so I guess I'll take brooms.
House Furnishing Review.
Unpleasantly Affectionate.
An English traveler in Persia had ar
rived at Abadeh, where a European tele
graph official, Mr. G , welcomed him
hospitably and invited him to remain
for the night. He says;
An hour later I was comfortably set
tled upon the sofa when my rest was
suddenly disturbed by a loud bang at
the sitting room door, which, flying
open, admitted two enormous animals,
which I at first took for dogs.
Both of them made at once for my
sofa, and while the larger one curled
comfortably around my feet and corn
posed Itself to sleep, the smaller qm.'
evidently of a more affectionate disposi
tion, seated itself on the floor and com
menced licking my face and hands, an .
operation which, had I dared, I should .
strongly have resented.
Bnt the white, gleaming teeth and .
cruel looking green eyes inspired me .
with respect, to use no stronger term;
for I had by this time discovered that
these domestic pets were panthers! To
my great relief, Mr. G entered at
this juncture.
"Making friends with the panthers, I
see," he remarked pleasantly. "They
are nice, companionable beasts."
That may have been true at the time.
The fact remains, however, that three
months afterward tho "affectionate
one" half devoured a native child! The
neighborhood of Abadeh, Mr. G in
formed me, swarms with these animals.
Pets of English Regiments.
It may not be generally known that
there is a special reason why the Royal
Welsh Fusiliers should have a goat.
They are a very ancient corps, and at an
early period of their existence it was the
custom to have a goat with a shield and
garland on its horns to march at the
head of the drums. Every 1st of March
being the anniversary of their tutelary
saint, David, the officers used to give an'
entertainment, and after the cloth was
taken away a bumper was filled around!
to the Prince of Wales, and the goat,
richly caparisoned for the occasion, waa
led thrice around the table in procession
by the drum major.
In 1884 the then regimental goat of
the Welsh Fusiliers died and her maj
esty presented the regiment with two of
the finest goats from a flock the gift of
the shah of Persia in Windsor park,.'
and since that date the queen has con
tinued to supply the Welsh Fusiliers
with goats as occasion required. The
pet of the Second battalion Derbyshire
regiment used to be a ram; that of the
Eighth King's Royal Irish light dra
goons, now hussars, horse; the Royal
Warwickshire had aif antelope, the Roe
shire Buffs a deer and the Fifteenth
lancers a tiger. Pall Mall Gazette.
Long Service la Wales.
In Wales the Sunday evening services
generally last two hours. Now there
can be little doubt that a service lasting
two hours on a summer evening is con
sidered too long by working men and
women who have been hard at work sis
days running. If our chapels are to re
turn their hold, especially in English
towns, the services must be made
shorter. I have seen an advertisement
from which it appeared that in one Non
conformist ohapel the servioes are "brief,
ongnt, Drotneriy." Hut that was not in
Wales. Liverpool Mercury.
Left Luggage. '
Irate passenger, as train is moving off !
Why didn't yon put my luggage in as !
I told you? .
Porter Eh, mon; yer luggaga la no I
sio a fule as yersel'. Ye're i' tho wranf
train! London Tit-Bits.
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