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• CONNECTICUT EASTERN o~s. A. KIRTLAND, Proprietor. AN ENTERPRISING PAPER FOR ENTERPRISING PEOPLE • . VOL. II. NIANTIC. CONN., TUESDAY., DRCEMBER 17. 1895. Welf;)ome Every Way At this season of the year coughs and colds are very prevalent, and a sure preventative is what everybody wants. Dr. J. Hamilton Gala's .eleoma Cough and Lung Balsam Is the medicine you want. It purifies the blood. Only 2~ Cent.s a Bott.le., _____ a. J. H. DAY, JR., Feed, . Grain, Hay, Flour, Etc., at- Wholesale. LUIlBEIl. SHINGLES AND Bl1ILDERS HARDWARE AND MATERIALS. SAYBROOK JUNCTION. - Conn. WK. A. HOLT, I Fine Pianos -DEUoER IN-Fine Groceries. I Do you want to buy or feDt au Inltrument? I &!eo malt:e a apecial,y of 'be nDe.t I SewIng MachInes. WINES AND LIQUORS 1' ... Il~loal purpoaea. Orde .. trom .. GC toWD .. llolted. WILLIAM. A. HOLT, 10 Kala Street. New London. Niantic House ••••••••••••••••• NIANTIC. CONN. ............ , OpeD aU \be rear. CommercIal &l'&nkn receive .peeia1 attention. '!'be Xlaatlc BODie JI convenient 10 .. CloD, _lOlIIoe aDd espr_ 01106 &Del baa an unobltrlloted YIow or Lo",lIllDd So.Dd. Firat.CIass Livery z "ittacbod to bou.e ODd teem. tar. ..... to commercial men at a D. B. BEAD, Prop SIyII, Fit. Finish and Durability I eo.tIlHd .Ub ... oderaUoa til ,,"eel.are tbt ",.."..~, or tbeClUtom·JltdeCloUllD&'.UP. lVlI. OOYLE. CUd'roM TAo/LOR, Oar. a .... and GeldeD SU., OLo1'IID:o .... .6.lU1.I. N ... LoDdoD, CL llEL ·F. AMDER§ON, D£A.UIl HI J can turnish the belt at lowelt ratel. Organs • • • ot the beat make. tor IAle, rent or .:z:cbaD&e. 'fermi to lult purcbuer. ~eGtJ ,ean' experleDce 10 IUDlol and repalrtDI. Colft.poadeDcesollc.ltM. N. O. POST, EIIlIEX. CONN. OR. W. 8. KEENEY, DEN'I'IST, 104 State St.. VEMit~e~" Our specialties for the month are: Teeth filled with Porcelain the exact shade of the nstursl wit Downey, or Lowsn Crowns, $10. Artlficlsl Teeth. gum 01' plsin teeth, '10. Denlofine and VitsUzed Air used tor painless extracting. 60c. snd $1.00, ~STABLISHED :10 YEARS. :Remember, No. loe 8t.ateSL. oYer stan'. Dr'Dfit8tore TA~ B~rua h~~ Bmg~ Ca., OF E OST DERLllfI, COJl!f •• General Miles utt.er'J a warning on the urgent neeel of sea coast defenseg. Professor Angell, of the University of Miehigan, in a recent addresa be· fore the woman's league of the Uni· versity, said that in his opinion tbe faculty would coutnin. women in the near future. There is a movement on foot in Enrope to raise money for "the peaceful oivilization of the African tribes." Most of the money would have to be spent in guns and ammunition, the New Orleans Picayune opines. Henl'y Clews figures out that the people of this oountry have spent not I ... thon 8200.000.000 on bioyoles during the lo.st four yeals. . He looks for 1\ sorious brellk in the price of "heela, due to inoreased oompetition; but 88 wheel .. are not carried on mar· Rin. Wan street will Dot be afteoted iD the Io .. t. If the children were inoludecl it i, 8~ated tbat the avcrage amount spent every year by the inhabitantl of the United Kingdom in clothing does not exceed 815. In FraDce $7.50 i. the average, in Germany 85. The inhabi· tants of India spend only about fifteen cents eaoh per annum OD olothes OD the average. """"""""""""""""""''''''' Tho potato orop is a failure in many parts of thi8 oountry because of itll overwhelming abundance. The total crop is estlmate<l, in the New York Sun, e.t 282,000.000 bushels, the world's crop baing 3,478,000,000 bushel", au unprececlen tedyield. The price is in many places too low' to make it profitable to dig the potdoel, and many acres are being left in the ground to rot. """"""""""""~""" A well known London physiciBD eays he fears that the tendenoy of too muoh education or intelleotual devel· opment in women is apt to make them lose beauty. He insta.nces the Zo.ro women of India. They are luprcme. They woo the men, oontrol the afl'au8 of the home and Nation, tran!!mit property and leave man nothing to do. The result is that they nro the ugliest women on earth. Hens hILve been remarkably indus. trious during 1895 av.d, according to R. A. Fo.ter, of Winona, Minn., the Chicago lut winter, the ~arket is glotted ... ith egg.. According to hi; informatioD, thero is an enQrmous sur. plus of eggs in tho cold storage ware. hausea- throughout the "onntry, the surplus over 1894 being about 100,000 cues, or 36,000.000 eggs. The price of eggs in Ohicago now is 14:} oentll a dozen, whioh is lAid to be unprofita. ble; but, unless there is long oontin. ued cold weather, Mr. Foster doesn't lice much money in the egg market. "iDe W&tcbea .. ad Clock., Jewelry, Diaaaouu a.od Precious Stonel, 'Qaaria, CompuleI, 1'ide Tablet. ... ., .... fn&ET, Ne .. LoDdca, eoaD, ~:ers ...... lcl*. CI()cl[. Antl J •• elr'J ~ by Jb:pesbt.crd Workm~u. - Can bell You &- A Tesas philosopher has been talkOood Iron or Steel Roof, jDg .bout the moath. He find. that Fe,. ~ a., .er .4. h. \V,.lte I.,. .arlie.lars your mouth is the front door of your _ DE!WT'8TRY. w. CAlltwell, L. D. s. DDrr,AL too ..... (Old Ko. it) .un: S1'Uft, );&W LO)\DOY, CONN. ,..n .... I' ClC8DpttM'l by Dr. F. C. Hoccbttas. Dr. ca.'_11 .t' •• d. 10 esch cue perMD&U", OSee "0"'" olil illG J!a. m ., 1 t06 p . m. Canter Market u • au • . _._ CIa.lee eat •• r Reer, Veal _tllIIa" ••. &TallIS II THEIR SEASON. BllO~., COHN. aT.A.BLI8BED lr.e. NIANTIC • .. STOVES AND. • • face. It IS the aperture of the cold storage rooms of your anatomy. Some mouths look like peaohes and 80010 like 0 hole cbopped iDto 0 brick 10011 to admit ~ new door or :window. The mouth is the hotbed of toothaohes, the RANGES spiggot of oratory. and a baby's ( • • • • • • crowning glory. II is tbe patriotism's and a reneraillne ot kitchen fountain head and a tool che"t for QUnlnl. pie. Without it the politician would J. E. IIII.ALIAR, !'inlrnlth and Plumber, Niantic. be a wanderer upon the faoe of the eartb, and the cornetist would go down to an unhonored gra.ve. It is tne grocer's friend, the orator's pride, the dentist's hopo and the woman'. Conn. ..fety val.e. Tbe philosopher should RepatriDI 01 aU t1Ddl aeaUy ... d prompLJy dODe. • • JOHN C. PEABODY,) also have told people with loud mouths wbt>n it ill best to keep them olosod, ndds the New o.rleaus Picayune • . 10K_TAL WDRIS -+ 'ron.oria' work G' et'~ry deNrlpll ••• The New England Hcmebtcad mlln. tains thd present farm conditious should teach at Ie .. t one important leasoD-the folly of urgiDg the •• d· den extensive cultivation of anyone crop by a considerable number of pea. pie. Lut spriug those who ought to be authoritl in agrionlture, espended their energies in picturing the great advantages and large ~proflts in rais. iug potatoeH. A uumbcr of rAilroads also favored this scheme, oue in par. ticular making special effort to induce fumers to go into it. A yield of im. manse proportious in the West and Northwest,out of keepIng with thu demand, is the result. Excessively low prices now rule. In falct so plcmtifnl aro potatoes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota tbat maDY field. will Dot be dug. UndoubtedlyexleD sive potato raising is desirable, es. pecially where it is necessary to practice diversified farmiog, but tho aoreage ought to have been gaadeaIl,. incrcasou EO that au unmanageable surplus would not have demoralized the market and thoroughly discour. aged the raisers. A moderate yearly increase of acreage and cheapening :Jf the crop would lIave admitted of its being utilized iu feeding', eto. Now stock iR not sufJjcienUy plentiful to consume the surplu9. The same is tlue III a general waT of apples. 1m. mcnEe young orchards nro oQming into hearing in Houthern Illinois, in MiRsonri null Arknnsns. However, it ttlkes u loog' time to develop nn orcl.turtl und th ero is less dllnger of IIIVlilt' ll overproduct iou. D;"erflHy but ttO nuL mnliu CX1CDllivl! utlioal ohaDSea. . !U~TIC. CON'N. ElUmatf'1 a lven Ind dellgnl tur. n'lbed. for all killdl ot IlUlTf "0 'IARBLE WORK ....... n. LOW&8Tr • 8W ., .. POIDt, Qalaey &ad die na,.lt 811Yer 6r~y Gran· lte, 8peelaltl.l. 0Nen tor letterlD, a..nd CleaDla. - ___ DU in cemet.riel prompt. )r''$ hi to. J empl.,. _ ....... u .......... D.... SeDd me I cud '01' '-Ip •• DO estlm.le • . C . Ii. DA. VI!iI. j "1 RI DeWOLFJ _fULSau'_ Lumber and _ sL Building Material. Floe line of Cigal'o and tobacoo. lIIA.IN ST., NIA.NTIC. .-.Loeal .rcDt lor tbe NEw •• F. A. BECl WITH. LIVERY. FEED, -A.ND-BOARDING STABLES SUOU.L ATTr: ~TIO" TO T8A.VJ:LtKO MJ:N. Tt'aming of al1 kind. and BRcl. and Bingle Teams nt u mome~t'l noUoe. .• IANTIC. Conn. ERNEST CHADWICK, Attorney J CODnselor at Lai, IIO,ARY PUBLIC. Barris BoUdini' N~w London, rrOm 10 a. m. 108 p. m. Old LYlDtI rrom 'p. m. 10 e p. m. AppolntmeDts made for any time. USE 01" TUE LARGt.:Sl' LINES 01' Wall P.pel"ud P"'Dt In the City. CompriJhli: Ovp.r 50,000 rolll of the FlnelL Wall Paper to 'elect trom. R. J. SISK, A PRIZE POE"; [After an exnminntton ot oyer 1200 mAnuICripts, judge.J in the Bun Bonse prize oom· petition for people's songs h&vo I\D.nounoed thuir decision, MyS tho Cbloa~o Times,.BerAld. Mllry A. Ln.thbury's orlgiolll poem, eo· titled "A Bong of HOfHl," whloh received the hlgbest prize. Is as followsl: ChHdren of yesterday, Heirs of to-morrow, Whut nre you weo.vtng_ Lnbor aud sorrowi Look to your looms ngnln; Fl\Ster and laster Fly tho gre:,t shuttle.q Propnrcd by the liMter. Ltfe''J in the loom, Room for It-room! Childron of ye8~erday, Heirs of to·morrow, Lhchten tbe labor And sweeton the SOrrow, Now-\vhtle the shuttles fly FtlSter and fnster, Up and be at it- At work with the Mustor He stnnds at your 100m, Room for HiOO-Ioom. Chlldrell of yesterday, Heirs of to·morrow, L ook. nt your tnhrto or labor nnd sorrow. Sei\my nnd dnrk With d05pnJr and dlsl18ler, Turn It-and 10, The design of tbe Master! The Lord's at the loom. Room for Blm-room' PRIVATE TUCKER. was a plain man, with a plain name. Be· for e William Tuoker. Esq., became known to the world of men be had been a plain boy, very good, very tender· hearted and very much in earnest about nothing in pur· ticnlar. Smaller boys cbeeked him witt impunity and made him fag for them i bigger boys simply ignored him. Grown to manhood, there was but little ohange in him. His juniora snubbed him and voted him a fool; bis seniorl for the mo"t pM t impo.Eed upon him. Be submitted to it all ... ith the best p088ible grace. glad only t'J be taken notics of in any way, and nppareniJy consideriog that it was the only thing he could espect.. Then, as though Hfe itself, as it stooa, did not hold sufficient bitternese for him, he fell in love. "I .• han hope that yoa will be my very good frienl' alway", Mr. Tuoker, n she said gently. f'I am to marry Lieuten~nt Lacey. I shculd have. told you before." Mked ber she eaid, with the tears shin· ing in her oyes. that it was for the sake of the dead soldier who had seut him baok to her.-Illustrated Bits. "Believe me. I am very glad." he Unexplored Canada. replied. "I am only a doll dog, ,but The Canadian Government has "en .. I should be a poor sort 01 fellow in· Bibly determined upon a 8oientifio ax. deed if I did not appreoiate your kind· pedition to Hudson Bay to study the nesa aud your confidence." resouroes of those waters and the sur. Thereafter the dull, stupid, com· rounding country. T'ha powers at man place man showed so delioate " Ottawa owe it to the geographers of taot, and was also so oheerfully gener· the United States to aid mnch more ons to the man who had taken the than they have done in the explora. plaoe he had hoped to occupy, that Han of Canada, the accepted map of ahe grew to have a regard for him that which ·is now so indefinite. Perhaps was almost like that of a younger sis· Philadelphians have acoomplished ter for' a brother in whom she implic· more in the opening up of Canada.'s itly believed and trusted. For his great unexplored areas tho.n all the part, he was proltd of the position, Canadians ()f this generation. A6I ior 'and would J}ot have lest lt for any- tho Hndson Bay envir ons. there are thina else that the world might Coffer. many engineering and commercial To an other., besine herself, be was r6&80n8 why those padicular regions tbe .. me doll •• topid fellow that he abould be 8y.lematioally exploded. had ever been. There ar~ fonr grand areas of unknown She cam(\ to him ono day, weeping land lying around tho.t far northern and in great distress, and told him body 01 water. that her lover had been ordered to There is, first of all, upon the north. Africa with bis regiment. War was west, the area surrounded by Back's looming on the horizon, aud the work River. Great Slave Lake, Athabasca there would be desperate. Lake, Hatchet and Reindeer Lakes, HI know how brave he is, n abe Ohurcbill River and the west ooast of sobbed, Hand I know that he will go Hudson Bay-a region of 178,000 there, with no arm save his own to square miles, much larger than Great stand betweeu him and death. I think Britain and lreland and somewhat I would give the world to know that larger than Sweden. It has not been there was some one with him who explored sinoe Hearne's three journeys would watch over him and bring him in 1769·72. 'H1s maps are not even baok to me at last." roughly approximate, aooording to his The words were oarele8l1y spoken- &Cconnt. The second area liDS be. Mid only in the agony of the moment. tween the Severn and Attawap18hkat But her hands werD touohing his. aud Rivers and the ooaat of Hudson Bay. the words to him trnmpet·tongued. It oomprises 22,000 sqoare miles, a even as a command. larger area than that of Nova Sootia. He had no thought in his simple The third i8 the area to the south and heart but that he might be of service east of James Bay, embracing 85,000 to her and might help this man whom square miles, where the Bell expedi. she loved, The next day William tion haa just finished a superficial Tuoker, Esq., bft the world wherein survey. This region may bo compared men had lau~hed at hi.-and· Private in size b Portugal. It is the -nearest William Tucker entered the regiment of the"e une:s::pl~red regions to the whioh had been ordered to the front, . large cent·ers of popUlation. The and of whioh Lieutenant Oharle. Lacey fourth area comprises almost the en .. was one of the oIBcera. tire interior of the Labrador peninIn the course of time Private Will· Tucker became merged as a mere unit in the regiment to whioh be be· longed, and, with a certain latent purpose in hid mind, was glad to lose .ight of tbe world he had left behind and to take his plaoe lUI one of the rank and file. The latent purpose sular, or Northeast Territory, and cont .. in. 289,000 square miles, 0; more than twioe the area of Great Britain and Ireland, with NewfoundlAnd thrown in. Professor Hind, A. P. Low and R. F. Holme ha.ve touohed upon hut never entered the bound. aries ot this immense unknown tract. I~; ~m~~~r6~i~;';;~~a trlea .d.it t iounn taiml otnhge And to these four Hudson Bay Rreas might .1 .. be added the lower lying arca.- bohreen Trout Lake, 1,11.0 Seul and the Albany River, whioh is small in oomparison with the otherE. yet nevertheless equals in size the whole 01 Scotland. -Philadelphia Record. it only disturb his meD with whom he served peace of mind. But he went on, nevertheless, in his own duH, stupid fashion. content only to touoh her hand occasionally, to g~t a sort of second·rate smilo from her. It is prob.ble that there was no·tboogbt of any fature in his mind. He would tnrn up quite unexpectedly at any place to whioh he knew ehe would be going. He would liager about nervously and unhappily in corners. so that he might have the opportuDity of looking at h.r. He seemed to ask for nothing more. ' He would . carry parcel. ao(l run messages for the pretty obild-- she was but little more-and oonsidered himself well paid if he received only a smile in return. Onoe she was ill, and he .carcely left tbe house in .. hioh she I.y until .he ..... wen agoiD. He hannled it by day i he lingered about aimleuly at night. He ruined himself by hi" -lavish purchases at flowers and hot·houae frnit. When at last ODe summer day he was told that she wna convalesoent, and thot .he would .ee him. he felt that heaven was withiu sight. He was shown out into a gal'don, where she was soo.ted in a great chair, with all her delioate beauty thrown into st.ronger relief by the white bearskin rug against whioh ehe It:aned. She looked so pale and weak that. if anything couJd have inoreased his Jove for ber, her appearance aloDe would have done it.. lIyou havo been very kind, Mr. Tucker," sbe said in a low voice. "and I am very gratefuJ. Yon 80 much for me, and your flowers have been with me every day. 11 • There were tears in her .brown eyes as ahe finished speaking and held out her haud to him. Then it was that William Tuoker made the' one chief mistu.ke of his life, and, in stammer . ing utteranees, tried to t oll her of the emution whioh possesled him. But she stayed him with a light hand upon hili lips. "I am m ')fe grateful even than before," she said slowly, "but vou offer me a gift whioh I cannot o~cept. I co nnot tell you how sorry I am or how muoh I believe in a1l that you have told me. Bnt I love another maD. and I love him very dearly." He was silent for a few moments, standing there with his eyes cast upon the ground like a scolded schoolboy. But he lOOked up at Ja.st, with some. thing of a .mile breaking across the whitene88 of his face. "I might have' knowu," he said slowly; hI might have known, s.bove aU things, that it is not (or such a man 81!1 I am to snBtch eo srent a prize. I might have known t·llnt it WAS the best nnd wisest thing for we to remain only your friend-ouly your faithfnl (log. who may try to be of sen-ico to you 1I0mctimes. eRn yon forgive rue 'snftioiently to let rue htill holt! that "lace illluur tllou811111': form of Lieutenant Oharles Laoey was seen in the fight, there, olose beside him, was one grim.faoed Tommy Atkins, fighting witb a fieroenesa un. known in the oharacter of the William 'lucker, Esq., who had disappeared. As a matter of faot, Laoey knew nothing about whom the man "tS or from whenoe he oame. He had met him but seldom in ·those old days, and the face of Private William Tucker was scarcely one to be remembered. There camo a day when Lacey, with a mere hllndful of men. was sent on a forr.ed mRrch, jn an endeavor to join forces with another camp. But the maroh was not a aacoess, and they presently found that they were out oft', in t·he midst of the hills, with the day fut olosing in, and tbe hostile, yell. ing warriors all round them. They closed up silently with 11 dim feeling upon them that there was but small hopo, and fought thero steadily and doggedly while the light failed. It was a certainty from the first of their being absolOltely outnumbered, a.nd they fell one after another, with those horrible blaok faces swarming round them-with fiendish wu·cries in their ears, and with only the deter. mination in their hearts to fight to the !ast for the h')nor of the Hag they aerved. Thero was one gallant yOUDg figure standing there aud cheel'ing on his meu, and overawing for a moment even those who swarmed about them. A spellr thrust had reached him at III st., and he st.!lggeretl baokwnrd with a score of weapons leveled at him. But there was another who sprang in there before him, with a clubbed ride swung mo.dly round his head-one who knew only that tho man he had sworn iu his beart to £erve wa.a lying there beneat.h him; one who saw only a woman's face in fnr·off Eogland, as it had lain last on his breast; ono who knew that they should not reach the figure at his feet while be had the power to stand ODd to figbt. "I havo o;)me baok to you, my dar· ling," Charles Lacey was 88ying. IIWhen we were cut ott t.here, with a mere handfol of meD, I little thought tbat 1 should ever see yo~r faoe again. I-of all those who were with meal~ ne escaped, althoogh my wound took a long time to heal. .. IIBut how did YOIl e.~cBpe?" she Il&k e~ , breathlessly, while she clung to hilfl. "There was a soldier there-a brave fellow who, ror some unknown r eaBon, had stuok to me through all the cam. pRisn. They found him lying across me, wit.h a broken riflo in his hand, nUtl they tolJ me that hill wouuds were frightrlll...!eenol1~h to have kiUetl half a tlozen mcu. I ouly foun(l out after· wnrc18 who he was. Thoy called him Private 'Villiaw '.rucker. Ho woutlered why she wore a black drea that lliabt at dinner. 'Vhen he Eleotrlc Funeral Tnini. Manager8 of eleotrio street railways are preparing to cater to fnneral par. ties. Somber colored oars will soon take the place of hetll'seH, and the monrners will follow in trailers in. stend ctf oai'riages. The Calumet Railwav Company has a funeral oar in process of oonstruo. tioD. It will be ready to rnn to O.k. woods Cem.etery in about a montb. Funeral trains, WIth ordinary C!1rs. have been in use on this line daring the summer. but noW' arrangements have been made for the manufaoture at Il funeral 01\1'. The car abovo the tracks will he black. Even the trolley pole will be wound with crape. When the de· ceased is a ohild ihis orape will be white and the sidAs of the car will bo festooned with white. Inside the car, just baok of the motllrman, a bier will occupy one side, Opposite tLis are to be seats for the minister and pall· bearers. The mourners win Slt along the sidea of the car. Funeral parties mny charter a train with almost any number oI oa.rs, and start from any point on the line. A speoial motorman and conduotor will be uniformed in bla.ck - Chicago Dispatch. The Largest Tortoise. 'llhcre is reported from thc Isles Egmont, in the Iudiau Ocean, not far from the Isle Maurice, the oapture of an enormous male laud tortoise, the Inrgest thus far known, says Cosmos in reporting its dimonaions. These islands gro without fresh water, though one of them has 0. salt lake of considerable area.. They have not been known hitherto as the resort of land tortoises, though the neighbor. iDg islo.nds ho.ve them in abundauce. This t ortoise nnd his mate have been seen on the i'lland recently at various times. Here are his chief dimensions: Incbes. Height wben wal king . . • . . • . . • . . , 2!.1.!.IJ Vo'Irtical oircumference ..... . .. .... . . 126 Hor;?'ontal cIrcumference.. . . . ... .. 157~ Lengtb o(b"ck . .... . ................ 65.35 Lellgtb or brca.9t plate. t • •• • •• • • • • • 39.37 Depth of conctwlty of I>ral\St plnte.... !l. Length of tnil. .... .. . ............. .. 14.97 Length of bind foot. .. .... .... . . .. .. . 23.62 Circumference of hind root .. .• ... . . . . 19.63 Length of fora foot.... . .... . . . . 24.40 Ctroumrftrene@ of hend llear tbe eyes 16.53 Longth of nook.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• 19.97 Weight, 529 pounds. A cnrious fleshy escr.?socnee on cach .ide ot the shell is conjectured to be designed as a pr.oteotion te the latter, when the oreature is in cer tain posi· tions. It is not known in otllet land tortoises, tho11gh it mlly bc 1\ peouliilr. ity of agod males. This t ortoise is 126 pouuds h o ~i c r tbnu the ouo UOi' living at PorL Louis, Isle Manrice, ra .. cently known fiN tho lal'gost capturo,J living.-New York Sun. NEWS. PEARL ]i'ISHIN G. A PICTUR";SQU Jo~ lXDUSTRY IN J.-OW ER CALUo'ORNIA. lUexlcan Peons In Dlvina Armor Rako the Bottom of the Sea for Pearl· Yleldtn% Oysters - Va luable }o' lo<ls. ItA PAZ, Lower California, is the child of the pearl fisher · ies, snys the Slln Francisco Examiner. Ever since the daya of Cortez the Gnlf at California and surrounding \mters navo been noted for their pearls, anel La Paz hilS 1l1ways been the headqunrter3 of the fisher s. These searchers for jewels of the deep are 0. race by themselves, and it one could imagine such a thing as t he aristocraoy of passage, he might find it here among these pearl divers, who oan trace their lineage 1:>a.Gk to the Spanish conquerors. They have al· waye been divers, and generally held in a state of vassalage to their employ. el S. Although theJr 'occapation has been a most hazardous o n ~, Bud they bave gained untold ri ches for others by the dBiIy risking of their lives, not few divers have ever acoumulated the semblance of B competence. Within B few years tbe element of personal danger which attached to the pursuit of the calling has hugely dis· appeared, and the naked pearl diver goes to the bottom of the sea no more. Encased in a rubber 'soit with a glass front helmet aud his boots weighted with lead the diver steps over the side of his boat, descends to the bottom o.nd, walking Braund wfth a wire basket at his Hide, pioks up pearl oys· ters with as much unconcern D.J a fnrmer gathers poto.toes. He now laughs to scorn the jaws of the Hghastly grinning shark," and if the air maohine works all right and the rnbber tube does not breo.k, he can· tinues to be supplied with the breath of life from o.bove and strolls about the Seo KiD g'. halls entirely at his eUe. But there is yet one crea.ture that is more of a terror to the armored diver than the shark used to be to the uo· protected one. That is the mantel fisb, the 181gest member of the ray (amily, whioh freqaent.s the waters of the gulf and frequently attains a length of twenty feet and • breadth of twelvo feet. It has been known to envelope a diver in its folds o.s with a blanket and cl'ush oot his life beneath the eyes of his companions io the bOBt o.bove. There is a Heet consistiog of several sohooDers and 0. score of small boats hailing from La Paz whioh are en. gaged in the pend fishery. During the fishing season the force of divers is divided and looated in camps a.t can· venient distanoes along the coast. Eaoh of these oa.mps is provided with an air machine and one or more snits of armory. The boat in which the air maohine is kept is rowed out from the camp every merning, generally start. ing as eal'ly as 3 o'clock, until the fishing gt'ound is reached. 1.1ben the diver desoends. fills his bllsket and rises to the surface. The divers do not work more than four hours t\ day. Formerly the naked divers seldom descended to a greater depth than ten fathoms, and their longest stay uncler water wa.a two minutes, generally about half that time. Now the Ilrmored diver goes down from fifteen to twenty fathoms, anll there Is no speeiallim!t to the length of time he renl.sins b 9neath the surface. So still and clear are the waters of the guH during the fishing season that the diver can be distinotly seen while at work from the boat, though he IS 100 feet below. The .hells gAthered eooh day .r. taken ashore to tbe camp, where they are kept until one of the schooners oome along, when they are placed 00 board. The,e '\"csscls are kept can· st.an~ l y on tbe move to supply t.hc camps with provi?ions nnel truDsport tho shells to La Paz. On an iving there the shells are taken to the beaob, where they are opened anrl the oysters carefully examined for pearls. It is only the pearls found iu the oyster itself thn.t Bre of value. If they adhere to the shell they are.. simply classed as mot,her- of-pearl 1_1d no effort is ronde to cletaeh them. The shelh are packed into sack ~ and stowed Blray reBely to be shipl:-ed to Europe for luanu racturc into buttons, knife·handles aud the innumerable ornaments for which mother· of.penr! is used. Of the 10,000 tons of pearl shells which nre annually supplied by the different fisheri es of the world near-ly one· half come from the GnIt of ClI.lifornill. The penrl, wheu it is released from its imprisonment, tbe cradle withiu which it h!s been mctamorphoaed from a lowly srain of snud into 1\ pale, quivering jewe), which may adorn R royal diadem, is carefnlly polished and looked up in the company's ~arc. The pearls are separated into various grades acoording to t.heir 2rade and proportions. The SID:l.ller sizes aud irregularly shaped pearls are greatly tn the majori'y. It is ou the lnrgo .ymmctrically shaped jewels t.hnt tht! value of the scason's product depenlhl. The value or tho yt'Brly product of the:La Paz fisheries vtU ics' greatly. ,Perhaps it would be .are to e.bUlate PRICE THREE CENTS. NO. 14. tbe a •• rage at $300.000 for the p_" ond $100.000 for the .hell .. The re ... " at the present 8e&llOn'. catch will fall below these fignres somewhat. Five years ago the annulttl value of the product of the fisheries W!\9 esU .. materl at $350,000 for pearllj and S150,OOO for the mother·of·pearl ill the shells. The ueet year of recen' times was 1881. Then there WMe many gems of Jarge size !lnd grea' valee taken. One black pearl wu secured whioh sold in Paria for $10, · 000. The pearls which compose tbe famoos collar of tbe Queen Regent of Spain were gathered by the La Pas diverH. In 1882 one diver, Savio by name, got two fine pellrls weigbing respeotively thirty·one and forty·the carats o.nd worth 811, 000. Daring the season of 1883 there were several notable finds. One was a. light brown. flecked with dark shades, weighed eixty·five carats and sold for 88000. Another beanty taken by !liver Sann was pelU-shaped, white,shot with dark speoks which weighed flfty·fo tll' cauta and sold for S7500. In this same year t\ La PBZ merchant bought for 110 i.rom an Indian a pear·shaped gem thai he sold for 85500'. It was of a Hght sandy color of surprising lnster and weighed thirty·two carats. In 1891 t\ famous blaok pearl,&nown !LS t he Cl~opatra., waa discovered. U was a perfect sphere, and weighed thirty-six carsb. H W&8 sold for 110, .. ODD. Pearls of &0 pinkiah tint are ilia most prized though the black. onN nearly equal them in value. Ii i.e only in the Gulf of California tha' these Me fonnd, those of Ceylon beiDl almost inv~iably ,\.hite or or a pali"'!! tint. A Philad.lphia Trapp.r. Thllt trapping wild animals for their for is not alone confined to the Budson Bay Company, in British Amu4 ica, or to the denizens of th3 wilda of Maine or the Far West, one need go no further than Fra.nkford, in \he 'llwenty·tbird Ward of tibia oity, to prove. 1n the stream. and mill dam. which abo ODd ont in that section Albert Hilt, one of the best known aDd now among the oldest residents of the • town, has for years, esoepting durinS the late WIU, when he waa a soldier, plied his calling of trapping muskrat. lor their fur. and hD.ndreds of ill .. little animals annually tall prey to hia &!t Almost any morning Ili thie .... SOD of Ihe 7- HiI\ ID&y be _ .. .ending hUr ""a1 homeward wi.lh • string of le1'er.l dangling from as maDl liM! slung OTer his shoulder. . Hilt lnoWI Bnd underet!LDda the haunis of sbe muskra.~ and places his trapa in IJU.ch~ position, withoot bait of ~ny sod, that the little animals mnst pass Ol'er them going in and out of thEir cav. along the hanks of the stream or dam. Almost every one captured is caugh' in the sharp jaws of the steel trap bJ one or other of his froni feeL n sometimes ha.ppens, however, thai • Rilt h .. left of hi •• har. of the ..... tnre is one front foot, for musha ... like other wild anima13, will gnll. their trapped foot alI and reI ... tbemselves, preferring tba' heroio treatmeot of thoir own to death Ool captivity. -Phil.delphia Record. Tho V.u.gest Sla .... The modern aatronomica) principle on which stars are clll.88ifted, name11. the resemblance and difference ~ tweo.n their spectra, and' the re'felations characterIzing this re,plukabl. pbenomenC'ln, have led to varioD a'. tempts to indioate the stage 01 advancemnnt attained by each particular orb in its hfa's history or development. Remarking upon this a recent writer cites Dr. Scheiner &3 pa~ting, in hiI In.te work on stellar speotr osoopy, those stu. whose spectu contain' the bright lioes of helioID and. hydrogen in the first subdivision of his fln* clRS! in evolntion, Betfl Lyrf8 and Gomma. Cassiopim being two sneb stllr.:; ; he regards them as baving at· mospheres cornp"'sed of those gases, enormoasly e:s.ten&ive as compared with those of other star 3, andpoaaibly hotter than the gaseous envelopea of their older companions, On the buia of this theory tho query is conaidered pertinent as to how long it m~y be since our world WtLS In the conlliHom of Beta Lyrre, whether nIl! helitlm now floa.ts in our outer atmosphere. how thn.t partielliar portion which i.e now embedded in t,he earth's cru.st I" there, and other simila.r ql1estiou. New York Witness. Pleasure Galley of it Romam Emperor. Divt>rs in tho lake of Nemi. near Alba no, hn.ve fou od at the bo~'o m. 01 the lake, eighty feet froen the shore, t.ho pleasure gnUey in whioh the Em· pel'or Tiberius held his orgies. n still se~m!il to be decorated with bronsee nnd mosaics. They have brought IIp bronze hellds. n. wolf o.nd a lioll, __ gets with insorlpiions, ud rioga far the doc!i.lI. Ua.rd'inal Colonoa tried without snccess to recover the gall., ill the fifteenth eentnry:, and\anou-. nttempt was ma.de at the beginninc of this century, wb~n some large bz"lDM uail'J were brought up. - :Sew York Sun. Lnc1gate RiB street, in London, ia to be wideDod, at Il co t of haH a mill. ion dollars, to give a better Tie... ej' St. Paul', Calhedral.
|Title||Connecticut eastern news, 1895-12-17|
|Subject||Niantic (Conn.) -- Newspapers; East Lyme (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began Sept. 18, 1894. Ceased in 1898.|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.E3 S73|
|Relation||Succeeding title: Sound breeze (Old Lyme, Conn.); Sound breeze and Connecticut eastern news|
|Publisher||Chas. A. Kirtland|
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