The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, May 23, 1895, Image 3

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    Fa tures, and There Was ‘Nothing Worthy
watt Al
. proach to Chicago is thus described in
the account published in 1825:
_ stroyed by the Pottawatomies. No traces |
“We fomnd in it no
‘® tion of the climate
The Country Thereabotit Offered Few Fea.
of Exlogy—A Report That Failed Com
pletely as a Prophecy. :
The Chicago of nearly 75 years ago
did not present an inviting appearance.
. The party of Keating and Lang left
Fort Wayne in May to discover the
source of the St. Peter's river. The ap-
Wea were near the gonthern extremity
of the lake. The visw toward the north
was boundless, the eyuv meeting nothing
but the vast expans of water which
spread like a sea, ils surface at that
time as calm and unrnffied as though it
were a sheet of ice. :
“Our path led us over the scone of the
bloody massacre which occurred in 1512,
when the garrison of Chicago was de
are now to bo seen of the massacre.
“Oy the afternoon of Jane 5 we reach:
od Fort Dearborn (Chicago). Fort Dear
born is on the south bank, near the!
mouth of the Chicago river. The post at |
Chicago was abandoned a few manths |
after the party visited it. | Irs extiblioh- |
ment had been found neveirary to intimi- |
date the powerful tribes of Indians]
which still inhabit this part of the coun.
. "We were much disappointed at the
appearance of Chi ager and 1S vieinity. |
1a to. Justily the
great enlogium lavisiyid upon iv. by Me
Sehooleraft, a late cler,
“The best comment upon his descrip: |
snd the oil i= the
» : a ; i
fact that, with the mst active vin lane |
‘on the part of the officers, it was impos- ;
gible for the garrison, consisting of 70]
- mncheckered by islands end unenlivened
by spreading canvas. a
ing not the least trace of comfort.
‘wild onion.’ Mention is made of the]
Perot, who found ‘Chi
residence of a powerful chief of the
Miami ges:
“not exceed the cargoes of five schoonars,
© oven when the garrison received its sud-
- lation proportionate to the produce which
they can yield, Chicago may become one
“between the northern lakes and the Mis |
mies, but intermixed with Ottowas and
acknowledged by the Indians themselves,
© and it has been uniformly admitted
by the interpreters und traders whojave
and if be can eat of his heart, which by
them is considered as the seat of all
between the British and Americans he
into the British service. Wells was
killed After the action his body was
* divided, and his heart was shared, as be-
2 long resided with them.
£6 $0 men, to subsist on the grain raised |
in the country. : aE
“The appearance cf the conntry near
Chicago offers but few featnres There
js too much uniformity in the sceacry.
The extensive water prospect 1s a waste
. village presents no thrilling
ts, as notwithstanding its antiq
ity it consists of but few huts, inhab. |
ited by a miserable race of men, scarcely |
equal to the Indians, from whom they
are descended. Their log or bark hows es
are low, filthy nnd disgnsting, dispiay-
~ “Ohicago is perhaps one of the oldest
settlements in the Indian country. Its
namé, derived from the Pottawatomie|
language, signifies either ‘skunk’ or
as having been visited ic 1671 by
a’ to be the
“As 8 place of business it offers no
indacement to the settler, for the wliole
snmoal amount of trade on the lake did
from Mackinaw.
“Tt is not impossible that at some dis:
tant day, when the banks of the Illinois]
shal) have beén covered with a dense
population and when the low prairies
which extend between that river nud
Fort W shall have sequired a popn-
of the points in direct communication
“The Indians were chiefly Pottawato-
Among many charges
ust these Indians there is none more
horrible than the charge of cannibalism.
This has been denied, but it has been
It is a commom superstition with
then that he that tastes of the body of
s brave man acquires a part of his valor,
‘ the share of bravery which ar-
rives from it is still greater. ©
“Captain Wells is still mentioned as
the bravest white nan with whom they:
ever met. He had almost become one of
their number and had nnitod himself to
a descendant of Little Turtle.
“At the commencement of hostilities
sided with his own countrymen, while
the Indians of this vicinity all passed
ing the most certain spell for courage,
and part of it was sent to the various
tribes in alliance with the Pottawato-
mies, while they themselves feasted up- |
on the rest. ’’~—Chicago Times-Herald
The latest joke at the expense of the!
French Society For the Protection “of |
Animals is to the following effect: A
countryman, armel with an imniense
club, presents himself before the presi:
- dent of the society and claims the first |
prize. He is asked to describe the act of |
~ humanity on which he founds the claim: |
“1 saved the life of a wolf,” replies
the countryman. ‘I might easily have
killed him with this bludgeon,’ and he
" swings his weapon in the air, to the im- |
- mense discomfort of the president.
“But where way this wolf?” inquires
the latter. -** What had he done to yom?”
‘He had just devoured my wife.”
was the reply.
The president reflects an instant and
then says, ‘‘My friend, I am of opinion
beard of that side grows longer than that
that you have been sufficiently reward.
ed. "~—New York Post. :
: . Hair.
~The hair grows better in light than in
darkness, because of the stimulating ef-
fect of light and sunshine. It has been
often noticed in the case of men who sit
in offices with one side always turned
toward the light that the mustache or,
on the other.
enthusiastic votaries of faro were old
1 latter had put 19 chips ‘nstead of 20 on
i the card, snd consequently he fy nine
| chips and a split, of half a check, on it
‘he had $245.
little, then erouches and finally hes flat
‘the tnoment it saw any other creature
‘observed as pure convention, one which
| and other local dignitaries, are enrolled
| in a company, Which is divided inte
i grasshopper. and at first the significa:
| eigarral, or the place where the grass
| host, specially to 1
i sn modified form, to te apg
| habitat of the grasshop;
! ald.
Some years ago, when gambling fionr-
fshed in Washington, two of the most
‘Bill Lunsford and Adam Koch They
usually bucked the animal togéther, and
when they had a winning eireak the
bank proprietor wis ast to walk the
floor nervously, and there wonld be ghift-
ing of dealers every quarter of an hour)
or 80. When the ficlile goddess frowned
npon them, however, there was joy in|
the heart of the man who carired the
roll, and pheasants and vinison were lia- |
ble to mark the next ‘night's supper. |
They always played the limit, which:
was $73 to‘ ‘cases’ in mist of the rooms
in their day, whether their luck was’
good or bad, and ermsenquently they won
big money or lost their stakes in short,
One night Koch went op into Jones’ |
place, over Charlie (Gedirey’s saloon, on |
E strect, without a cént in his pocket. |
Lunsford was spread out before the far]
table, with red chips pt 81.25 a
stacked up in front of him and stacks]
covering the case cardi on the board. He)
was tipey and nnsociab le, and when Ke ch |
- i
rawr |
suggested the loan of a couple of stacks |
he was met with a stormy refnsal |
He sat down and wate hed the play, how: |
ever, und at last [onsford, who was
palling for a small tottle every other |
turn, got dronkee and pot a pile of chips]
on the king, of which only one h
i shown. In a moment tea kings folio “nd |
| each other in {he dea,
wed Jim Davis,
who was dealing, took down half of
Lunsford 's bet. In doing so he fonnd the
Lunsfard was wild He hated a split
worse than any gambler who ever played
a system, amd he turned on Rock,
“You wanted a stags, durn you, and
now yom can have it,” he exclaimed,
and be threw the split at Koch. The
latter coolly pic op the 6215 cents
and pat it on a carck owen. He shifted
tha chip to another place, and it won
again. Here and there he moved thei
chips over the table, pow coppering
them and pow playing them open, and
every time he won. Ar the end of the
deal be had 830. At thd end of the next
The mows got out on the
street that Adam Kosh had struck a
winning streak. ‘Ths was enough ic
crowd Jones’ place with curious and ex.
cited spectators. At midnight Koch was
$1,400 ahead of the game. At o'clock
in the he arise and called for
a bottle of wine and paid the boy with
a $10 bill out of oa roll containing just
$2,690. That was thie luckiest gamble
ever known in Washington. And Luns|
ford went broke trying to copper Koch's
steady luck —Chicago Times-Herald
_ Canine Etiquette.
Conventional rulés are most nseful in
intercourse with straagers, and this feel
ing, the result of doliberate reflection
Among men, seems quite as well ander
stood by animals. Ths number of steps
which a prinee or embxissador might ad |
vance to meet the otker without derogat
ing from his dignity, and the frequent
halts and bows, find a parallel in the
amusing form of canite etiquette, when
cne dog **spies a stranger’ as a distance. |
The first dog stops short, then trots on a
down, with its nose oa its paws, like a
skirmisher ordered t¢ open fire on the
epeniy. The other clog, which was less
quick sighted, sometimes lies down, too,
but more usually trots slowly ap, with
occasional halts. :
The action of the first seems clearly tc
be a survival of a tims when a dog nat
urally cronched in order to conceal itself
which might hurt it or which. ou the
contrary, it might want to stalk. The
radden drop is something like that of 8
setter when ‘‘crenping’’ up on to the
birds, bat more like the crouch of the
fox. when it sees 3 hare or wants to con.
coal itself from persons whorn it sees
while ft is still wasven. Bus now it is
is obviously mere show, bat to omit
which would be s brench of canine eti-
guiette which might and sometimes does
lead to a fight. ~—~ London Spectator.
SM mn ein
Begging an Xadustry.
There are numbers if villages in Rus
sia in which begging is the staple indus
try. No one does anything else. It i
stated in the labor corimission report on
that country that ‘'pearly 3,000 out of
the 3,500 persons in the districts of In-
zar and Saransk are beggars,’’ and that
the whole population of the village o!
Marinin live by raeans of begging. And
these are by no means isolated cases In
many other districts precisely the sam
style of things prevaila 2
“In a real beggrs’ village all the in.
habitants, incindirg even the starost:
parties. These perties go ont in turn «
: troduction. ‘
¢ rapid flight.
of a bright October day, observations
‘only five seconds between the greatest
telegraph. We succeeded in identifying
York World
begging picnics. The booty they bru
back is regarded as common prope;
and the population desonds pon it 1
their sapport —(rood Wards
The Werd Cigar.
The word ‘cigar’ is believed td oc oi
from the Spanish cigarra, meaning
and propriety of the term seem gues
tiomable But in dpasish a garden ©
bopper sang. Tolucco was nsnally grow
in a cigarral. and when the leax 1
rolled np and troag a guest 1}
rend the p
net, was careful to state that
grown in his own cigarral. Thus
word which means grasshopper care, iv
to the cigar, whose materia
: He Neele:d One,
Cholly Champleigh—vas ont leet
night. Had a head on me tis pion?
Miss Coldeal—H I were yon, I'd ;
out late every night. —Xew York Ilo
| briskly.
“1 the farmer
stranger, vanlti
“1 traversed
| serve:
"1 farmer.
| tively,
] back. — Providence Journal
atta our
The Slow Old Process by Which tle Faney
©. Edgws Are Made. : :
Almost ever since the first books wore |
made the fashion of rearbleizing the |
edges of many of them has been in |
vogue. It used to be, however, that only |
the most expensive volumes — those
bound in foil calf and elsborately let- |
terad—had their edges thus garnished,
but now such finishing is left, for the |
most part, for ledgers, daybooks and
other blank books intended for business
rea. hi
Though long before gilt edges ware
ihought of the ornamenting of the plain |
white edges of books to imitate marble |
was popular, there has heen little or no
change in the process since ite first in-
It is generally supposed that all such
details have coms upder the stamp of |
the bookmaker's art until there is hoth-
ing left in them to remind one of their
first and earliest days, but not with
marbling. As time has gone on the pop-
nlerity of this method of embellishing
paper has grown less. Consequently i
there has been 10 need to devise moans |
by which it could be more speedily done.
There have been some improvements in
the original methods, bot mest book-
binders still stick to the old way as;
good enough. :
machinery cpe after anther and takiog
on their marbled edges in some mysteri-
ous manner, as might be supposed, each
book is taken by bud separately and
the leaves dipped, tightly held together,
into the lignid that marks their edges
with the many colored little veins, be.
fore the covers are put on .
A trough abont two inches deep is
filled with gum water, on the surface of
which various oolored pigments bnvo
been. thrown and disposed in various
forms with a comb and ¢oarse wire teat
‘The cans of lignid paint are ranged
along the sides of the troogh, and from
them the paint is taken by dipping into |
them long, =oft hairbtroshes that sre |
held over the water and allowed to drip. |
One color is put down right over thu |
other, and the wide, coarse comb drag-
ged through them, The books are ex.
tremely dexterously dipped into the wa- |
ter, and the colors adhering to their,
edges are set by dashing cold water over |
them. But one of the three edges at a
time can be marbleized and set vp on
end to dry before the book can be han- |
dled again for another dipping. Thos |
the variegated edges of books and mar- |
bled papers for the sides and covers of |
them are prodoced. |
The process may seem a little slow, |
but it answers all the needs that the
bookbinder finds for it, —St. Louis Re- |
ss ———————y .
The Ducks Make Over Sixty-six Miles an |
: Hour and Outfly the Geese. i
Of all the migratory birds the Ameri |
can wild pigeon and black duck are well |
up toward the front as regard Jong and |
Tie spend of the pigeons
can only be estimated, while that of the
ducks can be stablished by obeervation.
Some years ago the writer and a scien-
tific friend measured «ff on the shore of
a large western river a line exactly three
miles long, and each took a station at
opposite ends of the line. The object
was to note, by means of 0
signals, the time a flock of wild ducks
took in passing up or down the river,
pear the stations.
During threo hours on the morning
were noted of the times of passing the
stations of nine different flocks. Upon
comparing watches it was foand that
the average time was 3 minutes and 42 |
seconds, thus showing the epeed per |
hour to be 66 3 miles, or one mile in 54
paconds. As showing how uniform was
their flight, a differmace was found of
and the least intervals of time.
As pumercus flocks of wild geese
were daily flying in the same neighbor-
bood observations were also taken to test
their hourly speed. Two points twenty-
pine and one-third miles spart were se-
lected, both of which were connected by
four out of seven flocks which passed |
over both places during the four days |
we were on the watch. The mean bour- |
ly speed was found to be a fraction over |
54 miles. The wild goose has been long!
to be the swiftest of all water |
fowl, but this experiment shows that he |
is far behind wild duck — New
A Loug Road.
Farmers down in Dixie, like those in|
New England, have a very grim, but
pone the less indisposable, sense of ha- |
mor on occasion, if this anecdote from
Georgia is to be credited:
A farmer returnipg from town with
an empty produce ‘wagon overtook a
young man plodding along with the dis-;
| couraged air of acity man unused to
{ dirt roads. Le
“Hullo, Jersey,’ cried the stranger
“(mn a man get a lift to Vine
1 don't see why he éan's,”’ responded
ait wanmittal wy.
I'l tLe a ride,” suid the
rhe wagon and
*3 3 1
PmaRing Dol I eal oliatae,
After tired or four mis had bern
wor pinsed in his in
21 taik long enough to ob
tae SEY
“It's quite a distance to Vigeland.
SEN it $a dg tana 1 admitted th
Yes, 18 18 § aistance, Pain ittesd] tie
‘Another mile wos passed, and
| the stranger pgnired
«+ About how far #5 1t-to Vinelan
“*Well,”’ replied the farmer medi
“keepin straight
way we're gulp DOW, it's about 23,000
{ miles, but 1f you'll get out and hoot it
back, it ain't more’n about six or sev
en.’ a
This stranger got out and “hoofed’” 1t
| goled for the alstinence of thess great
| pence? Thackeray once declared that he
| Lamb, toiled after tobadon ‘as sate men
after virtne.’ At a certain dehite fn
| gmoking he told the story of Ril carly |
| antitohacconists th confasion.
Justead of books whizzing throogh |
{ ftobacen had been a deadly polen to
; BOTY five hh atteennt
i tions, ] I sn
Ticiona [Groans | From that siement I)
1 tea or kill yourself by eating too many
| potit of the antitchaccorists snd com-
| the celestial bodies, which they do by
ours in goodness. They have likewise
“central orb, a peculiarity bass upon no
{ son present at the meal picked cut with
| his fingers such bits as he desired. Uma
Eunest 3.
ced,” and it turned ous to be something
was some. new kind of dress goods. "'-——
= fy
The following from Edmund Yates’
“*Racollections’’ appearsd in a Losdon
periodical: *‘ Mr. Gladstone *Qeitrats’ 1o-
bacco: Mr. Mutthew Armold abuses’
it; Mr. Buskin hetes the man who
*pollutes the pure air of the morning
with cigar smoke. | Bot aro we not con-
men by the devotion of others of emi-
did nt despair to see a ‘bishop lolling
out of the Athenenm with s cherost in
his mouth, or, at any rate, a pips stock
int his shovel hat’ Bot if sre have not a
smoking bishop, we have a smoking pact
lnnreate (alluding to the Inte Lord Ten-
nyson ), familiar with tobaocos, Latakia,
Connecticut leaf, Perique, Lone Jack,
Michigan, Killicinick, Highlander ‘or
any of the English brands.’
“How did he take the gentls weed?
At his feet was a box of white clay pipes
Filling one of these, he smoked nutil it
was empty, broke it in twain and threw
2 ents into a bo epars ST i :
the fragments into a box prepared for | opens, and upon the platform appear
their Feception. Then he took another |
pipe from its straw or vrooden inclo- |
sure, filled it and destroyed it, as tefore
For years Professor Haxley, like Charles
strugeles in a way which atterly put the |
“For 40 voars of my life,” he said,
me. (Lond cheers from the antifobae- |
In my youth, as a medical
In vain! At)
my insidicns {oe
to on the foe
conists |
stadent, T tried to moka
stretehed me jae %
peated cheers] IT entered the navy
1 hated tobaren. Ioomid ai-
art $0 ANY Ins
with defeat
tution that had for its tlie the potting
of tobacon ouokers to centte {¥q a Ors
1 wenn Yaa —
ave ent my
| cheering. |
“t+ A fore pears oe I vrs in Pricey
with some { We went to an J
They began to smoke, - They locked very
happy, apd cotside. it was very wet and |
dismal 1 thoneht 1 wonld try cigar
[Marmurs. } Idid sa
Boel that eigar——it was de.
[{ireat expecta-
was a changed man, and J-now feel that |
smoking in moderation is a comfortable
and landable practice and is productive
of goed
the smokers, |
“ “There is no more karts in a pipe than |
there is in a cup of tes, Yon may poi- |
son yourself by drinking too mnch grees
i Dismay and confusion of the |
Roars of laughter from
beafsteaks For my own part, I consider
that tobacen in moderation is a sweetener
and equalizer of the temper.” [Total
plete triumph of the smokers |"
: A Curious Fart.
The Popular Srience News calls atten.
tion to a most remarkably acconat of the
posifion of certain planes as located in
“Gulliver's Travels This book, writ-
ten somewhere about 1736, contains the |
following words: “They. spend the
greater part of their lives in observing’
the assistance of glasses far excelling
diseoverad two lesser stars, or gatellites,
which revolve abont Mars, whereof the |
innermost is distant from the center of |
the primary planet exactly three of his :
diameters and the outermost five. The
former revolves in the space of 10 hours, |
and the latter in 21%, so that the
squares of their periodical times are very
pear in the same proportion with the
enbes of their distance from the center
of Mars ™ ;
One hundred and fifty years before it
was known that Mars had a satellite,
when the theory that it had coe would
have been met with ridienle, or at least
disbelief, the author of his remarkable
book described the exact number of satel.
lites that Mars possessed, told their loca
tion and unusaal speed ; also a peculiar
ity in the relation of the speed to the
principles with which astronomers are
familiar. A careful study cf the state-
ments made by many writers of marked
ability will almost inevitably lead vs fo
the conclusion that certiin imagioative
minds have the gift of prophecy, or. at
all events, there may be flashes of divi
nation possibly unsuspected by rhe wnt
ers themselves : :
Meals In the Dark Ages. :
Few references can be foand as to the
manner in which a meal was served and
eaten daring the dark ages. As near as
we can learn, the soup ‘was put jaa hig
bowl with ears, called a ‘'porrirger’
There was seldom a spoon for each per
son. Those whe had spoons.dipped them
into the porringer; and the liguid was |
carried directly to each mouth. Those
who were without spoons drank thew
soup from the perringer, holding it 1
one of the ears, or else borrowed a spoon
of their neighbor, Se
The meats were placed in a large ves
gel in the center of the table. Each per
or twy knives answered for half a doar
were withont kill
borrowed from those who had one. As
A role, the gnests at table nsed their own i
There is no evidence that nap
kitis were supplied to guests at this pe
rice. At ag te. po mention is made of
Those who
Mrs Wickwire
in 4 wav befoxemn
threw down the pape!
& some UT fation.
“What's the matter, dear? asked Mr
**(h, nothing. 2
here was something What
von must know, 3 SAW 8
Line in the paper about ‘Chinese worst
1 thought it
about that jirescome war.
Indiapapodis Jonrual
The Complicated Time Keeping Oddity Tn:
The prize wonder in the shape of a
¢lovk is the invention of a Russisn Pole
nuined Goldfsdon, The inventor is a
closinnaker of Warsaw and boasts that
he worked over 2,000 days on this time
keeping oddity. The clock represents a
railway station, with waiting rooms for
travelers, telegraph and ticket offiees
. aml a very pretty and natural platforis,
‘London. Every quarter of an hour the |
well lighted and having in its center a
flower garden and a sponting fountain.
There are also signal boxes, lights
gwitches, water tanks—in fact, évery-
thing used in conjunction with a well
regulated railway station. There is a
diad in the center tower, which shows
time at New York, Peking, Warsaw an
station begins to show signs of life
First all of the little figures of telegraph
opsrators begin to work their machines,
the head antomaton going throagh the
“form of sending a dispatch to the effect
{ aronnd the station honse —3t
i Republic.
day he saw his neighbor in the aet of
thnt “the line is clear.’’ Then the door
thes station master and his assistants
Next a long line of little figures file up
| to the miniature ticket office.
After this the porters appear, carrying
Ingzage, the bel! rings, and instantly 8
| mipisture train dashes ont of a tanned
aud halts before the platform of the sta-
tim house While the train is waitings
mnistare figure tests the wheels ahd
axle with a tiny hammer, another
| pomps water into the tank of the en-
| gine, while a third busies limself stow
| ing away small lumps of coal in the sil-
There is one signal |
ver plated tender
of the bell, whervapon the door of the
"1 single coach opens, and the little figures |
: : : { slide in on an
| Again I tried to smoke and again met | ga cruning closing after them
| ord tap of the bell is the signal for the i
| wheel tester, Waterman and fuel carrier |
| to retire into the statioh hones
| After the third signal the whistle
invisible wire,
A sox
gives two toots, and the train quickly
disappears in a tunnel opposite. to the
ono from which it emerged five minutes
When tha train is out of sight,
the station master and his assistants
| leave the platform, the dows close bes
| hind them, and they all retire to the
| gaher side of the station bonse, whens,
al the expiration of 15 minutes the
train again appears, and the passengers
| fils out and seat themselves in the build-
| ing preparatory to taking another ATip
| How » Cape Elizabeth Man Produced »
Breed of Novscratchers,
‘Speaking of hens reminds me of a
worthy townsman of ours, J. Fairfield
Tuttle, who had a small patch of straw-
berries so sitmated that only a fence,
and a poor one at that, divided them
's henyard. and these
same hens bothered o 3 Y
much by getting throngh the fenocs snd
swratching up the strawberry plants
Our friend tried many ways to rid
bimself of them, but failed until one
setting another hen
Now, it's necessary for you to know
that the hens above mentioned ware of
what is known. as the Shanghai breed
$nd had very Jong legs It cocurred to
cur friend Tuttle that he saw a way cut
of the difficnlty. So procuring half a
dozen bantam (short legs) eggs he stole
over during the night, took out six of
the eggs that were gnder the hen and
replaced them with the six bantam.
What was the resnlt? When the chicks
were hatched, each one had one short
und one long leg, and when they womld
stand on the short leg and try to scratch
with the long one they would only suc-
seed in throwing themselves over.
‘When they would stand on the long leg,
the short one would not reach the
ground by several inches, and so ii the
matter of seratching they were no’ in it,
#0 to speak. —Cape Elizabeth Scatinel
Names of the Centiped.
“The word centiped in the mouth of |
the old sailor, as. of the negro, becomes
‘santipede’ or ‘santifse,’ but I think Joe
(Galbraith, a Hibemian ranchman of
New Mexico, should be credited with |
giving it the most remarkable twist
from its dictionary pronunciation,” said |
the topographer in a surveying party.
“Joe caraped alongside us one night on
our wry to Camp Grant. As two of our |
men in the morning were shaking. al
blunket which had been spread next
te ground a centiped six inches long!
ran ont from the under side of the
blanket up the sleeve and face of one of |
the two men. The man’s whiskers saved |
his face from the needlelike feet, and he |
brushed the reptile off to the ground |
without sustaining injury. The eenti-|
| pod was killed, and the party gathered :
yon to lock at it. among them Joe,
pager to alr his knowledge.
“+Dan’t you know what that is?’ he
said wisely. ‘It's a Santa Fe. They say
they're pizener'n hell’ "—New York
oar friend very
| Josernt a trade, and who afterward gained
{prominence in affairs, made now and
then nneonsrions revelations of hisearly
truining. During one of the campaigns
| in ‘which he was engaged he foond him-
| melf a* a country hotel where the table
was bonntens, but the rooms few and
‘small It wns necessiry in order that the
| whole party might be boused for each:
. bed to be occapi ied by two persons. The
governor's roommate was a young pol-
titan, who could not hide his warprise
| when the gyvérnor jnst before retiring
rolled the #leeves of his night sxirt even
‘as fur up as his shonlders, and them
beithed his arms in cold water
“You wumder why 1 do this,” maid
| the governor. ‘Well, 1 conldn’t sleep
‘anless [ dick When I was a youngster
learning the tanners’ trade, I used to
have my arms in the vats all day long,
‘and at night my skin would mnirt as
| though 1 had been stung by settles. I
| eonld not bear to have any cloth touch
them. So I got the habit of willing my
shirt sleeves as far as I could, snd thus :
i T have slept ever sine.” :
When Jewell was minister to Ruwds,
he played nn Yankee trick upon the Rus
. glans, the benefits of which we are reap
Ling even to this day in this country.
Like every other Americsn tanner, he
had long wanted to know the secret of
the process of manufacturing Russias
limther. He had experimented with a
| few dollars himself, only to learn thet
dhe secret ‘was not to be dissoversd. :
| he professed great interest in Russian
industries mul wax shown through many
+ of the marnfacturies. there. By and by
| there came an oppartnaiiy to go throagh
a factory ywhere Russia leather was mums-
| ested in those things which really did
| not interest him and wholly blind to the
very things he went to that place to
gre. But he was not so blind as they
thonght. ‘When he same ont of that fae-
tory, he had discovered, as be believed,
the process, and he brought the diseoe-
ery back to this country with him, =
that by and by the United States begmn
to turn out a very good article of leather
| resembling the Russian prodoot. — Phil
1 adelphia Press.
SE —
| The Story of Geversl Jackson's Cotton Bale
: | Breastworks » Pleasing Fletion
| There are few of the schoolboys on
. several groerstions preceding the pres
| ent who do not remember being taaght
that General Jackson won the battle of
New Orleans by throwing ep a breast-
| British sssauit behind them.
| A dramatic account of this was inall
| the school histories snd severnl others,
| and the novelty of the affir appealnd
| vividly to the imagination. sold
| facts of later history prove this
have been fiction. Henry Admns,
history of Madison's administs
| soribes the battle of New Ori
"| mentions no such feature.
| in his latest volume, refers to the story
in a note only to say that there were two
| or three cotton bales used in ane place,
| and they wore either set on fire or
| knocked out at ance.
| Jackson's line of bresstworks was of
earth irmsgularly thrown up and of vary
| ing height along its length. The trained
| sharpshooters of the west did great work
| a marksmen behind it and so galled
| the heavily laden British troops that they
| bad no alternative but to be shot or ve-
| treat before the American lina
The schoolbonk story used to be that
| the Americans lost six killed and seven
| wounded. McMaster places the figures
| of killed and wounded at 70. The Brit-
ish, it svems, were not all repulsed ao-
line of the American troops was driven
in, and the British left advanced a mile
in the rear of Jackson on the way to
New Orleans. : :
Jowell, like all wen brought up So
When at the cont of St. Petersbung,
vfactured. Jewell was all smiles and
| courtesies and seemed profoondly inter-
He was really flanked by this soooems,
but the terrific slaughter he inflicted ap-~
on the British iu the center, involving
the death of the first and second
in command, compléiely dispirited them
and induced the return of that wing
their simy that was on the way to the 5
| pity. —Boston Herald,
The following is a story of Abraham
Lincoln which, if it is not true—as iS
probably is not—is at least entitled to &
place in legendary literature: Lincoln
was once. riding along a lonely road
when an ill looking man, who held a
cocked revolver, suddenly faced him.
“What do you want, my friend?"
1 am going to shoot you, answered
“Well,” said Lincoln, “I don’t mind
being killed, but I should like to know
your reasons.’
“1 ance vowed,’ said the man, “that
if I ever met a man homelier than Tam
. I wonld shoot him. ”’
Tides stad Storms.
When a tempest is approaching or
passing cut on the ocean, the tides are
noteeably bigher than usual, as if the
| water had been driven in a vast wave
befors the storm The influence extends
to a great distanee from the eyolonio |
storm center, so that the possibility ex
sta of foretelling the approach of a dan-
gerons hurricane by means of indications
furnished by tide ganges situated far
away from the place then occupied by
the whirling winds. : :
The fact that the tidal wave outstrips
the advancing storm shows how extreme. |
lv sensitive the surface of the sea 18 to]
| the changes of pressure brought to bear |
upim it by the never resting atmosphere. |
» . % : }
—- Youth's Companion,
The Engagement Broken.
A Frankford bard wrote a poem to his |
inamorata which was published ina sub-
urban paper. He said her mouth was
like a cuwslip. The printer spared it and
it read ‘cow's lip.” Unhappy bard '— |
| Philadelphia Rocord |
Lincoln locked critically at his assail-
ant for a minute, and then said:
“Well, if I am any homelier than you
are, then for pity’s sake shoot!"
Making Steady Progress.
“Yeu, sir.” sid the long haired bosrd--
er, “I am fully satisfied in my own:
mind that woman should be vested with
all the privileges of man. 7 :
“1 dom’t see why she shouldn't be
vosted, ’ chipped in the cheerful idiot.
| “She has been coated the same a8 man,
and if this bievele business keepson she
will be trons’ '— :
The dinner bell rang, and in the mad
rush ensuing the rest of the cheerful
idict’s speech hit the enpty air. —Ine
| dianapolis Journal “ist
© To Keep Sunday Whole,
Effio— Please, Uncle Arthur, do come
and pliy chess with me. : »
Uncle Arthur—Oh, Effie!
remember? It's Sunday. ce
Efie—Well, we can let the bishop
win '—-Pali Mall Gazette. po
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