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THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FINE JOB PRINTING Call cr Write for Prices. iinnif' THE JOURNAL FAVORITE PAPER with readers and advertisers. DEVOTED TO THE TRUE INTER E S T S OF THE PEOPLE OF SENEGA COUNTY. VOLUME 18. SEHECA FALLS, JST. Y., WED:^ESDAY, JUNE 18, 1902. NUMBER 13 S e rje e a C ^ o .J o a n ja l PaBLISHKD KVEKY WEDNESUAT BY THE JOURNAL PUBLISKiNG CD. (UMITJSD) P.YRTUIUfiB BLOCK, SENECA FALLS, N. Y. 'if JEBJHS : Cjunty BubBcrlbers, ?1.60 when paid In adv.ancej Bobseribero outaide the county, iZ.OO per year, pootnge prepaid; Bubacriptlon for six montha, $1.00 in advance. A P v E R T iS i epAfa. 1 w., iwa. 4wa. dina. 3raa.l fi' l l i j .KlISilVESS C A K » S . ERNEST Q. GOULD, L. FOSTER CROWEU., BsiTSCA F alls , N. Y. SHFXDRAKE HOUSE. eo nfcrta^ guaranteed.'''' . A, GOODStiLN, Prop. ShcldralvO, Seneca Co., N. Y KELLOGG’S LIVERY, C. B . HOV/E, M. D. e s a e s ^ a s IS'E-WYORK ( e n t h a l . ^ & HUDSON RIVER R, B, THE FOyR-TSAGK TRUNK ISNE Aoconi. . . (J: i 6 a . m . S - ' i ; , | j | «\\’^?i?n“ br“aS rN c w Y c rh. H. PAUKV, Gen. Agent, Buffalo, N. Y. \ a ”n'!‘supt'., Now York. Before you buy your New Sprina Goods for making your home' look new and beautiful, call at TELLEi’S the Largest Furniture Store in town. It is sure to pay you. A new and full line of Furniture, Room Mouldings, Picture Frames, Pictures, Mattings, Lace and Shade Curtains, Pole Trimmings, Draperies, and in fact everything that is need­ ed to furnish a home. (5g|=We have just put in a com­ plete line of Bagdad Throw-overs, which is ready for your inspect- TELLER’S. [ g \ Detroit & Buffaio S t e a m b o a t C o . Queens of the Lakes STBS. EASTERN STATES & WESTERN STATES O O SAVED TOANYPOin Lv. BufTalo daily ; We are Sole Agents in Seneca Falls for the American Importing Co.'s Hign Grade coireBs Celebrated for their strength, purity and flavor. -We slrall be pleased to have you call and get' sample free of charge. A. M. S H E P A R D . p a i r d s ^ t o r e Is now a t its best. Stock is complete with new goods for Spring and Summer selling. Tailor M ade S u its in the most desirable styles. Separate Skirts in silk, wool and wash materials. W h ite Goods are shown in large variety including Madras, India Linen, French Lawns, Pique, Organdies, etc., etc. This week we open our new stock of SHIRT WAISTS which excels in variety any assortment we have heretofore shown. Priced 50 cents to $3.00 each. Our Carpet Room contains the best things in Carpets, Rugs, Mattings, etc., etc., which w a offer at the lowest prices. Dry Goods and Carpet Store, 73 Fall street. Qo 5 ip^ O ijt^al^ O n ly a few m ore days left to procure th e s e goods at le s s than m a n ­ ufacturer’s cost. A l l goods m u st go at som e price. C LO S ING Q U T . STOWELL’S Just F r e d M aier Examine— Whol sale and Betaii Dealer YOSBURCH IN T H E B E S T CO A L AND WOOD AND AND A l L kin d s of GORY’S BUILDING MATERIALS. Lumber, Shingles, Posts, Turned Work, Ver­ anda Rails, Mouldings, Sash, Doors and Blinds, Patent Wall Plaster, Akron and Portland Ce­ ment, Brick, Wire fence for Farms and Laryns; Spring Footwear we are also laying the finest Flag Stone walks Our Office and Vard Is at the OLD STAND on WEST FALL STREET, where we have been doing business for over thirty-five years We have also a Branch Office in the P art - RiL'tiE B lock with tlie Gas Company, Before Buying for Easter. your kiruggfsi jor Kosrpo, lOc. Tt?e qoicHcst Headache Core on eartb. BANNER SA LVE th e most healing salve in the world. Tetter, Salt-Kheum and Eczema, The intense itching and smarting in­ cident to these diseases, is instantly allayed by applying Chamberlain’s Eye and Skin Ointrneut. Many very bad cases have been permanently cur ed by .it. It is equally efficient for itching Ipiles and a favorite remedy for sore hippies, chapped hands, chilblains,frost bitug and chronic sore eyes. 25cts. per boxf For sale by The Gould Drug Co with Telephone connection. All orders will receive prompt attention. Our prices are right, we cannot he- undersold. See us before you buy and get prices F r e d M a ier Fo!ey*s H o n ey and T ar cures colds, prevents pneumonia. Brown’s Transportation Line. Freigh* Steamer “C. M. Warner” Commencing April 24th and continuing un­ til the close of navigation, the Steamer War- and Geneva. Leave Seneca Falls for Syra­ cuse every Tuesday and Friday at 2130 p. m . LOW MIES AND PROMPT MTENTlfi For rates, etc., addres^^-^fi * Freight houd DUTY'S PATH By Elliott Flower ; Copyright, l!t02, by tl ■ S. S. McClure Cc The “briefless b.arrister’’ sat in his little office, writing—not a business let­ ter, but a love letter. “Briefless bar­ rister” tvas a title ho bad jokingly giv­ en himself, but there was something of pathos underlying the joke. In those days an overerotvded profes-sion gives little opportunity to the young lawyer without inlluenec to get a start, so he ive lette Dearest One-Business is rushing—that is, it Is rushing right past my oflice. I wish some of it would stop and turn in, liut I have too many competitors who are able to reach out for it. They hawQ influ­ ential friends who turn business their way or who secure them positions with established firms. Still, dearest, you mustn’t be disheart­ ened, but I know you won’t be. Indeed it seems almost insulting to say this to so patient and faithful a sweetheart, but I am saying it for my own benefit rather than for yours. The struggle is so dis­ couraging and disheartening at times that mysUf slowly with men who can give me ^x-^m o S S G ‘ Wifi ‘ha‘^0 Ime\'1 J ™ ‘a\nd we can be married. Think of It! Married in six montlis, we who have waited so long, and without that I fear we would liave to wait another two years before my income from the law alone would en­ able me to care for a wife. I have told you the history of that barren tract doz­ ens of times, sweetheart; how my father secured his claim to it, how he neglected it, how irrigation and the development of contiguous property gave it a sudden val­ ue, how he found the title clouded by a prior claim when he came to perfect it, how lie failed to find the other claimant, how he tried to straighten the m atter out legally and all that. I like to dwell on it now, sweetheart, for in only six montiis morc^ the statute of limitations will in- The opening of the door interrupted him, and ho put down his pen us a neat but poorly dressed woman en- “Lawyer Telford?” she asked hesi­ tatingly. “Telford is my name,” he answered. “AViiat can I do for you?” “I don’t just know,” she answered doubtfully. “I’m a poor woman, witli- out friends or money, and the lawyer on the floor below told me ho thought you’d have time to look after my busi- “Sends me all his cliarity cases, but never any with money in them,” mut­ tered Telford to himself bitterly, but ho spoke kindly to the woman. It was evident that she had seen better days and disliked to ask even advice as a charity. Indeed her next words show­ ed this. “Maybe I can “If I can, I will. Maybe I c-au pay you s what I “Maybe I can pay you,” she said, f I can, I will. Jlaybo I c.aii well. I don’t know. That’s want to find out.” Something in her manner won him. There was nothing of the mendicant in her. She was neither aggressive nor wliiiiing, speaking timidly, but frankly offering her a chair, “I know that you will, and whether you can pay me or not you shall have the best advice that I can give you.” “Thank you, sir,” she answered, tak- told mo to come to you. And I ’m glad I did, for I know that you’ll be honest with me. You see, I found some pa­ pers ill an old box after my husband died-he’d been bedridden for a long time—and I didn’t ivaiit to burn tliom without knowing what they were. I read tliem through, hut I don’t know whether they’re worth anything, and the neighbors don’t know, and I had to find somebody who did know. They’re SO legal it seems as if they ought to represent•esent something.”omething.” Telford took the papers she offered, s jlford took the pa and a t the first glance his face became pale, but ho read them tlirough careful­ ly. Then he leaned b.ack in his ciiair, and sometliing in his face frightened the woman. “There isn’t anything bad in them, is there?” .she asked. “Xo,” he answered shortly. “I’m cou- lidering what’s best to ho done.” He got up and walked to a window, wliero she couldn't see his face. “TTho knows of these papers?” he risked at last. “One or two of the neighbors,” she suggested, strangely imliko the courteous, cheer­ ful tone in which he had first address- otl lier, “Oh, that would be splenaid!” she “IVould you sell them for that?” “Would i r she repeated juhilantly. ‘Whv-, Harry could have some now ichool clothes, and so could Ellen, .knd maybe .Tessie could have some music lessons—she has such a good t so very long, would It? I lid be ma’Bing more all the tin much as I am now, and it would be such a help. But you’re not joking with me’>” she suddenly inquired anxiously. “Ton’ll take §500 and be-satisfied?” he asked, with cold deliberateness, ig­ noring her question. “If you advise it,” she replied. He gave a barely perceptible start. It was professional advice that he was called upon to give. His honor as a lawyer was involved as well as his honor as a man, and it served to make tiio path of duty, already clear, just a little clearer. But the temptation was great—so gi'eat, in fact, that he was afraid of himself. She would accept $500 on his advice. It was a small for­ tune to her and the children. Ah, the Children! What difference might it uot make in their lives! Fate offered him a largo bribe for his honor—personal and professional—and the future of these children, who would never know what they had lost and he had gained. “What will be your fee?” she asked doubtfully. “I’ll have to pay that out of the §500, won’t I? And I know law­ yers charge a lot.” “There will be no fee for me,” he re­ plied, With a sudden decision, and then, ho returned to his desk and wrote a name and address on the back of one of his cards, which he handed to her. “Take your papers to that man,” he said, spealdng rapidly, as if afraid ’ At:fjUld reconsider what he wished to ■“ an honest and succes. Cul jgl t ell you what to dc ’ lawyer7”.s!i( “If 1 were hot,” he answered bitterly, “I would not be sending you to any one “If you arc,” she said, with her first her, “I don’t want “I tell you to go to him,” he said, al­ most angrily. “You asked for my ad­ vice, and I am giving it to you. I don’t want those papers left hero.” She rose, took the p.apers and moved slowly toward the door. “I don’t see why everybody sends me away,” she said, v.-ith a touch of pathos in her voice. “Won’t you please look after it for me? I don’t want to see more lawyers.” F’or a moment he seem­ ed undecided, and she hesitatingly put the papers back on the desk. “Please do it,” slie Ui’ged, “and I ’ll accept what­ ever you say is right. How long will it take to get the money?” she added as she saw him wavering. “I don’t know,” he replied. “I will write j'ou later.” After she had gone he sat for some time looking a t the papers. “B’hat a fool!” he said at last “I can still buy her out for any sum that me, and -Mabel and I”— He stopped and picked up the unfinished letter. He read as far as he had wiit- ten, put it down and buried his face in liis hands. Presently he got up and walked nervously up and down the lit­ tle office^ occasionally making a move­ ment toward his desk and then resum­ ing his walk. Once he went to the desk and picked up the papers the wo- man had left as if to tear them, but his eyes rested on a portrait that stood just behind his inkwell, and he stop­ ped. He picked up the portrait and gently, almost reverently, put it to hia “Dear little woman,” ho muttered, “it’s for you that I would do it, and it’s •ou that I can’t.” A little later he dropped two letti them road as follows: into the mail shoot in the hall. One hir tract and that I will perfect the titk for her. But be of good cheer, sweetheart. V/hen I come to claim you, I will bring you that which you will prize more highly than money—a self respecting man. “It is enough,” was the comment of the girl when she reached this part of the letter, and with the rest those two alone are concerned. GATHERING OPIUM. How tlic Petals ninl Julee of the Poppy Plsiiit Are Proenrecl. It is a Sort of garden cultivation, the poppy plants being grown in little squares or beds intersected by tiny wa­ ter channels for irrigation wherever this is possible. 'The growth of the plant.s is carefully tended, and- at length the time comes when they burst out into flower, and the Helds look like a sheet of silver as the white petals of tlio llowt-rs glisten in the morning dew. 'These beautiful petals are the first produce of the crop, for the women and children of the oultivators’ families come forth and pick them off o e by liem, so that servo afterward as the cover- 0110 and carefully dry thi they iiiiiy ing of the manufactured cakes of opium. Then the poppies, with their hare capsule heads, remain standing in the open flold until it is considered that tlioy are ripe for lancing. The culti­ vators then come forth in tlie evening, and, with an implement not unlike the knives of a cupping instrument, they scarify the capsule on its sides with deep incisions, so that the juice may In the early morning the cultivators ar v>-itli a scraping knife and earthenware pots, and they 'xiidcd juice and collect reappear v>-ith opium.—Blackwood’s Magazine. A Hl.storlaii’s Reward. On April 5, 1U05, John Stow% tailor and historian, died. His minute and painstaking survej' can never bo over­ looked by any one who wishes to know London of the sixteenth century. It contains a wealth of fact and detail the age of eighty years ho was given by James I. as a reward for his many and useful books and chronicles—a li­ cense to beg! “Wo have been pleased to grant,” runs the license, “our Letters Patent under our great Seal of England there­ by authorizing him to collect among our loving subjects their voluntary con­ tributions and kind gi-atuitios.” \When the license had been extended so a ^ ^ ielded fro: sum of seven and sixpence. single London the magnificent John Stow’s monument is a pleasing work in terra cotta on the wail of St. Andrew's uiidersliaft. The fire of Lon­ don that deslroj-ed so much spared the effigy of London’s cliToniclei’, so tliat th e posterity for wliicli he labored might photograph it.—London News. gold, silver and of a rich mi Olden Time “Raiment.” In early Bible days richly embroider- inieiit was enumerated with the a other valuable property i. In that primitive age Dame Fashion -?\-as not the fickle god­ dess she is at present, and the “rai­ ment” so frequentlj- mentioned in the Holy Scriptures descended from fattier to son as a valuable part of the inher­ itance. Raiment was often sent, with gold and gems, as a present to digni- It took not months, but years, to or­ nament some of these garments, and the gold thread so lavishly used in embroidering them was real gold. Moses describes the process of making the gold thread that v,-as used in orna­ menting the tabernacle. The habit of making presents of rare needlework is still common among eastern nations who changed their customs so slowly. On Proper Vaecination. It should be made clear that vaccination is the only known of specific value in conferring immuni­ ty fi-om smallpox. The comparatively short duration of this immunity should be insisted upon, and a simple, intel­ ligible description of the ordinary course of a proper vaecination should be added. It would be extt to make j/uation accidi oeulatiou with other diseases, although extremely unlikely, was theoretically isible, but that; the modern method glycerinated caH lymph has now de- \ jossibility of t proper xtremely use­ ful, in view of the wide diffusioi antivaccination literature, to nlake he j stroyed even J such intringj TANKS OF FACTS. ‘riiere Is a Difference BetTveen In­ formation ana Knowlcage. A great many people mistake infor­ mation for knowledge. W hat a man e may be pos- 11 of facts, but the facts when he wants them. We all know the unpleasant individual who is continually seeking information. You show him about your citj- and he asks: “How many miles of street raib long has that building been standing?” etc., ad nauseam. You don’t know and wonder why he wants to. You know where you can find out, and that is enough for you. And then there is that equally dis­ agreeable person who actually seems to be a tank of facts. He has more in­ formation than anything else and de­ lights in asking you most extraordinary questions. When you confess your ig­ norance, he will look upon you with pitj' and exclaim, “What, don’t you know?” and then tell you when you don’t want to know at all. For exam­ ple, he is much surprised because you don’t know how long tlie Amazon river you should guess, ( may the better humiliate you. His brain is so iucumbtred with facts that it is almost useless. Life is too short f univers knowledge s needed.—Ms GAVE HIM HIS OWN WAY. Alia Tlicn tlie Customer Brougrlit tlie Shoe Clerlv to Time, “Now, there,” said the shoe sales­ man, “Is just what you want.” “Is it?” askfcd the prospective cus­ tomer. “I thought I said”— “Just let me put it on,” interrupted the salesman. “But it is my recollection”— “Couldn’t have a better lit,” broke In the salesman. “Everybodj- is wearing them, and they’re a bargain.” “Let me put on the other.” Then, after a moment: “There you are, sir. Couldn’t be better. Three-fifty, please.” “For what?” “For the shoes.” “But I don’t want the shoes. You it. I always try to be obliging. You said they were just wh.at I wanted, but tli.at was j'our judgment, and I’m accustomed to back my own. Now, if lu’ve liad all the divertiseim this matter that you desire, will you pair of shoes ac- L specifii I gave you when I came in, ai haps we can do business? I have by experience that the only way to got wliat one wants from a shoe clerk is to let him have his own way for the first fifteen or twenty minutes, and then he may become tractable.”—Chicago Post. ing salosi holesalo li garded as flasliiness and dissipation. Just why and comic papers. Perhaps years ago !S and dii this should be I don’t know, unless !ople get the idea from stage jokes there was some justification for it, but there is no room for tliat sort of man today. Comiietition Is too keen. who stands with his man today. Competition 'The traveling salesman well with his trade and w )ut moist ehurchgoing while stopping over Sunday in where there is nothing else to firm must attend strictly to busines.s. It may sound strange and eontrai general belief, but mo me: line of work are of a religic Some get into the ehurchgoing habit ile stopping over Sunday ii •ns, where there is nothing They get interested in religion I wind up by joining the church. Chen, too, the country merchant is isually a man of affairs in his town and is generally a pillar of the church, and the ehurchgoing drummer is apt to make a greater impression on him than does one who is more worldly.”— Philadelphia Record. and wind up b Then, too, the country merchant is “The most delicious of all the fruits of Java,” writes a correspondent of the Pittsburg Dispatch, “is the mani teen. For years an eno fortunately the fruit is too perishable, and to taste it you must go to the comi- niim ber thing like those of an orange, only each one growing smaller as they round the core. Each section contains one seed incased in a substance like the pulp of tlic grape. To describe tbe flavor would you may th e m a ngosteen.” re one day discussing what sign It s when the cuckoo is heard for the James Settlca It. Two boys in a rural Scotch district were one di first time In the year. One of them said it was a sign of getting married, while the other said it was a sign that you were going to be rich. A farmer, overhearing them, said, “That cannot be true, because I have heard it many times, and I am not married yet, and I am certainly not rich.” Just then a local worthy, known as “Daft Jamie,” was passing by, and the farmer said, “Jamie, can you tell us what sign it is when you hear the cuckoo for the first time?” “Yes,” said Jamie as he took his pipe from his mouth, “It’s a sign you’re not deaf.” Scotch Thrift. The ferryboat was well on her way when a violent storm arose, and fears were entertained for her safety. The ferryman and his mate, both Scotchmen, held a consultation, and after a short debate the ferryman turn­ ed to his passengers and remarked anxiously: “We’ll just tak’ yer tuppences noo, for we no ken what might come ower us.”—London Answers. The Common Tongue. Church—Are there many nationalities represented on yonr block 7 1 Gotham—No. There’s only one tongue -heard there. That’s my .wife’s.—Yon­ kers Statesman. The hand of Hia I —So y o u a re proud o f t h e land ilrth . eh? 'V\Tiat did It ever 'o f ? iWYt I b o r a th e r ^ ART OF CABICATPBE EVOLUTION AND INFLUENCE OF THE NEWSPAPER CARTOON. The Ancient Greeks, Romans and SSgypllans Used Grotesque Pictures to Emphasize Their Satire —'Phe Hiehteenth Century Craze. The story is told of an abbe of tbe seventeenth century who was as de­ formed in figure as he was ridiculous In dress, and as sensitive about his physical deformity as he was vain of his etceiitric attire, that while serving mass one morning ho observed a smile of contempt on tbe face of one of the courtiers present and determined limself by serving a proces upon himI for appearance following day. renge 1 for a in court the The offender. M. de Lasson by name, knowing that things would go hard with him unless he could show some reason for his mirth, made a hasty sketch of the hunchback abbe, exag­ gerating in size the six black caps and the waistcoats in which he was wont to appear, and when he was solemnly asked to show cause for his unseemly mirth and indignity to the holy church he suddenly displayed before his judges the caricature of the abbe as bis “ex­ cuse.” The likeness was so excellent and the cartoon so grotesque that the entire court fell to laughing, and the accused was liberated without a repri- Tliis is the first authentic case of the power of the cartoon in a hall of jus­ tice, but it illustrates the power of the pencil In depicting the follies of the foolish and the affectations of the artl- There is no telling when the art of caricature began. There are a number of grotesques that have come down to us from ciirlicst Egyptian times. The Greeks employed pictures to emphasize their satire, and so did the Romans. All through the middle ages there were numberless examples of “grotesque- ries” which, curiously enough, were used in enforcing the doctrines of the churcli by means of satirizing the devil. But the eighteenth century was the heyday of the cartoon. Beginning in France and overrunning Into Holland and thence across the cliaiuiel into England, the flood of cari­ caturists carried everything before it, and it is safe to say that we read the history of the times with clearer vision and with more accuracy of detail for the mirror which caricaturists held up to reflect the striking peculiarities of the men and events passing before it. Gautier mentions a Spanish cartoon­ ist, Francisco Gaya y Lucieiites, a mix­ ture of Rembrandt, TVatteau and Ra­ belais, who preceded the two great car­ icaturists of the latter half of the eighteenth century, George Cruikshank in England and JI. Charlet in France. Charlet is known as the fattier of mod­ ern social caricature and holds as good title to his position as docs Philipau to that of the father of comic journalism, with Le C’liarivari, tlie strongest paper of its kind. Then came Punch in Eng­ land, which still retains its subtitle of the London Charivari, for years the faithful if not tiie most highly polished reflecter of British life. Upon its staff John Leech, Richard Doyle, John F’en- nlel, George du Maurier and a dozen men of lesser name kept Great Britain in good humor for two generations. It has been reserved for America, title may be called the personal car­ toonists, men who seize upon the char­ acteristics of an individual and so ex­ aggerate them that the subjects of the cartoons are known by the most promi­ nent features in their physical, mental or moral makeup. True there was one man in London a hundred years ago, Gillray by name, who had this faculty of dissecting hia subject until ho found his weakest point and then unmercifully pricking it with his drawing pencil, but with him the race died out, to be reincarnated in America. Gillray was a close observer of people and events. He tvould sit in ow and watch the s they iiassed and cry story that relat character of those and the St. James faithfully reproduced in his art. Perhaps we America droll side of life n ns look at the ! than other peo­ ple, hut certain it is we have more and better cartoonists than elsewhere. The very quickness with which we see the point of a joke demands equal facility In portraying drollery in a cartoon. We sketch boldly and leave much of the unnecessary detail to our slower cous­ ins. Then, too, our public events hap­ pen with such startling rapidity that a cartoon of yesterday’s doings would be flat today, and we must keep very much alive and be ready for a political change overnight. In other words, the alert American m u s t have depicted in his cai-toon the very traits of character that have made him w h a t he is, the quickest and brightest of men.—Thomas Nast in New, York News. \Wlint I iite r m itte n e y M eans. Intermlttency is that form of irreg­ ularity in which the pulse appears to drop a beat occasionally. In some in­ stances it occurs regularly and two or per minute for several itimes, also, it is very ir­ regular and is noted a number of times within a few seconds and not again for a minute or more. This pe­ culiarity generally cau.ses much un­ easiness. Yet, while it may be a very serious symptom and associated with grave and incurable disease of the heart, it often signifies merely a func­ tional disturbance which is in nowise dangerous. Plenty of Work For tli« Club. “What does the society wlilch Airs. Bizzle’s husband. have just joined find to do?' asl “A great deal,” was the answer. “After we get an organization estab­ lished the question of other people’.s eligibility to membership gives us all the work we can possibly attend to.”— Washington Sta “My tastes,” said 1 son, “are inl*’’Jted.” “Yes,” e r y t h i n ^ ^ A FORCED'SALE. IPrlth.’* P n roliuse of His Own Por­ trait Palntedsliy Himself. himself. Tlie celebrated R. A. had e tlrely forgotten its existence until a friend entered his studio one morning and asserted that a capital picture of himself was on view in a small shop in Great Portland street. ^ “It’s not a bit like what you are now,” observed the friend, “but it may have resembled lyou some years ago. Go and look at Air. Frith went and found his own Image after an estrangement of forty- five years. He determined to buy it, though he had not the faintest recollec­ tion of having painted It. “Ah, a por­ trait!” said Frith to the Woman In charge of the shop after he had pre­ tended to examine several other works. “Whoso likeness is that?” “That,” said the lady, “is a portrait of the celebrat­ ed artist. Frith, painted by himself.” “Wily, lie must he an elderly man,” put in the artist. The woman remark­ ed that lie was young once. “Humph!” luoth the genial W. P. F. “Not much f a picture.” To this the woman demurred and asked £20 for the canvas. Frith’s turn to appear surprised. “Well,” replied the shopkeeper with­ out moving a muscle, “it cost us nearly as much. We shall make a very small profit. You see, it is very valuable be­ cause the artist is deceased!” “De­ ceased!” exclaimed tbe astonished painter. “Dead, do you mean?” “Yes, sir; died of drink. My hnsband attend­ ed the funeral.” Fritli bought the picture, but did not revive for some time.—Chambers’ Jour- Speaklng Italics. A piece of parliamentary^ repartee quite as good as the famous retorts In the house of cemmous and our con­ gress comes from a New England uni­ versity. Two students ranged against each other in debate grew very warm and took to commenting on each oth­ er’s oratorical manner. One of them )oke witli much emiihasis, letting the :ress of liis voice fall explosively on certain passages His opponent opened his speech by 6 by spea exclamation marks and italics.” The other could do nothing at the moment to turn the laugh which this this retort: “Aly friend on the affirmative says I speak italics. I should say that he uses italics in the way they are used in the English Bible—uot to emphasize, but to mark wliat is not original and Inspired.”—Youth’s Companion. IIow Victor Hugo Worked. Victor Hugo always wrote standing at a high desk especially constructed for him, throwing off sheet after sheet as fast as he filled it till he would be quite snowed up in leaves of foolscap, lie often rose in the middle of the night to note down an idea or a verse. Ho got up for the day usually at C o’clock and would devote from six to eight hours per diem to his work. He made but few' eorrectious, his r leteete inn hisis ulged in the ar- being thouglit out compl i h brain before he put pen to paper. It is a well known fact that he ii duoiis task of composition while trav­ ersing the streets of Paris on the top of an omnibus. When working out inie grea )urs in t; his wanderings Ismail extended a good ;e, whi his door to a flagrant offender, the man, who knew his character, got a ladder and climbed into the viceroy’s room, re­ marking, “I have obeyed your highness’ commands and have crossed your threshold by the window and not by, tlie door.” The humor of the thing a t once appealed to Ismail, and the offend­ er was reinstated in his favor.—Athe- Tlic Kadiak Bear. T h e largest know n living carnivorous animal is the Kadiak boar. Altbougli the biggest creature in the western continent, the Kadiak bear has the most limited habitat of any animal in the world. The island of Kadiak, just off the western coast of Alaska, is the only place where it is found. The lar­ gest one killed by a white man meas­ ured fifteen feet in length and was six feet high at the shoulders. Standing upon his hind legs, this monster would tower nearly twenty feet in the air.— Philadelphia Inquirer. personal w ith o u t m e n tioning names. I t w a s in a poker gam e a t Colby. The sheriff of Logan county had been steadily losing to th e treasu r e r of E llis The treasurer of Ellis county but one eye, a in handling the cards. After a play in which the treasurer took a big pot from the sheriff the sheriff said, “Gen­ tlemen, I ain’t a-namin’ no names, but ^ o be posses ms a'little c ae of you don’t quit raisin’ cards | his Othi knocked out!”—Kansas City Journal. from the floor he’ll get 1 years ago put in moist clay their seals, engraved in intaglio upon precious stones, ou chests and doors, in order to prevent their being opened. There were no locks or keys in those days. If they wished to send a private letter, they would often seal it with a hippogriff, which fabulous winged horse was re­ garded as the emblem of secrecy. Cen­ turies later the Greeks and Romans adopted similar devices for the same purpflse. ___________ ■ ^ , l Nice Friend. ly didn’t you lend Borroughs Alarkley—To save me. You must Jiave realized that he knew if he didn’t

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