f j rj.9333 933333 333 33 333 333 333 f S Moonshiners irv Ireland. 2 S :6 S ft j IXsplte the unending activity of the poll!. "poteen." Illicit whisky. Is brewed In lars qitantltlna In Irrlsnd. Numsrous arrents and ronvlrtlona have had no permanent rllwl In stamping out tht "poteen runncra" nnrt In all likelihood tti people will always be within resch iif ' up of th' rrathur.'' A "running" ssd to relate. In mral itu usually follows on or mora of th poorer fnnillln twin plunged Into debt. A row, pig or other nnlnijtl may have dltd, perhaps tin' potato crop la not up to expectation, or the nata have (Iron a email r-turn. and there ara a few pounds necessary to settle with th landlord. As It takes a very irnall capital to atart a "null." aoon thn news la flying across Hi' hills nnd hoits that ' "there's goln' to I"- a chance to kill a dhrnp of th rale thing." From th oniy depths of turf hanka the scvcrsl part, of the atlll ar uncovered, un-covered, where Uiey are hidden from tha quirk eyes of tlio "blue coated gentlemen." gen-tlemen." On a dark night th atlll la t up In some desolate ann foraakan corner, and alwaya In a plar whrn tha entire countryside ran be aearrbed with th nakd eye. rrrparln for fiitae. In th western parla of Connaiifht and tha lalanda lying a- few nilla off tha roam In th Atlantic ocean the "poteen workln' " la carried on to a great extent. Her th people har changed lit tin during the laat one hundred hun-dred yenra.and ftiw nf the common convenience con-venience of modern civilisation are known. An liiatnm of thla backward-neaa backward-neaa Ik Illustrated h rewllh. where a woman all grinding oata fur poteen In a quern, the mine crude mill that waa uaed In the Holy IjuhI In biblical time, and la atlll uaed In that country, Th quern la almply two atone flltrd together. A hole In the top atone receive re-ceive tha grain, whlrli la prepared for grinding by being dried over the turf fire In an Iron pot. Ily turning th top alone the grain la panned through - th atonea, and finally falla from th rou h aid Into a white cloth apread on tha ground (or Ita reception. Nearly all th meal ronmimed hy tha natlvea of tha dlstrlda mention d la ground In querna, the crulilug of oata for poteen being only one of lla many dutle. A "rale Irish Mill" la ahown at work In tha second picture. Tha liquor la Just beginning to trickle through th worm lulu the nip, and until there la "tidy aup of spirits" In tha email keg the children will aiiperlnteml mat-tare. mat-tare. l.oug experience. In aplte of their tender yenra, has made thiwe j "gossoons" exirrl hrewera, and mor than one thn "sargeiil an' hla mln" have been fooled by thee tricky youngsters. Simple ta 4'WMttrarllim Tb altiipllclty of the atlll will be aw... teen at a glnnr. The turf lire aenda the aleam through th connecting pip ' Into th copper worm In Ilia barrel. The barrel la filled wlih cold water, which condemn to atcam and aenda It forth "th' glnuln ilnff." I Little attention la paid to th ag of poteen In Ireland. The worm worka vary lowly when compared with th demand for the output, Iherelure nge become a arcondiiry mutter, In fart, It dropa out of the reckoning altogether. alto-gether. There I only one tuae on record rec-ord of poteen "rlpeulu'," and that waa when It u burled In a ganleu and Ita place of concealment forgotten. However, that la another atory. When a "wee dhrnp" Ima bean successfully suc-cessfully run publlr Intercut la It rearhes an acute stage. If the atlll ta located on an Inland In lake, a la i often the ra, at a given time the "eota." long, tilt-bottomed bonta, will . be en ahootlng out from th ahorea i of th maluluiid and making for their destination by ctrrultooa route. Tha cot a are beached at different placoa, and left In poaltlona admitting of ready escape. Hoon the fringe of natlvea round th atlll growa Into a well defined de-fined circle. i Th "runner" of theallll eland over th keg of liquor with a tin cup In on 1 hand and with the other keeping a firm griu-p on th wooden "lap" that t drawa oft tha poteen. In bottlea of all shape and makea the liquor la car ried away and the demand for mug and cupa far exceeds Ihe supply. Khlll- 1 Ings and sixpence ate taken out of i th corner of colored handkerchiefs Iwber they have loiur lutr. toward a Battlement with lniullnrd on lent day. Money Spent freely. Not a penny piece available In tho i ' tjuwuslund hut will go to swell the I "runner's" pile, mil tlio "missis" ut i home lntcrfcrcM, which she ecl.lom riixw. Indiid, ihcru would he more chanc for trouble were her husband to return to th hoitae without a "wee dhrop" handy. If on man rune ahort of money another has a elxpenr or two to apart, ao that liefnre the gathering gath-ering haa been long on th laland ther are algria of ovnr-ludiilgenre. Ily and by thla one and that dispose themselves ii n thn grass to get a nuirh-needed nnp. Ther la a big de-creaae de-creaae In the call for muga and cupa. and a derided Increase In tna amount of noise. This even grows sometime, drsplta many recruits to th ranks of the alecprra. Then, In moat cases, the cry "po-llc, po-llc-," will come et ho-lug ho-lug over the water. In an Instant all la excitement. The WKelen tnp Is pulled out of the keg and a bung In-aerleil. In-aerleil. They t.ikx to bo,tta moored In the a'ljoltiliu water and are aoon pulling away wl;h th police In pur-stilt. pur-stilt. Gradually the tinfiilllng regularity of the "cot-men" bcglim to hold their piirsuera even, and. when the excitement excite-ment of tha chase hna to an extent rounlarncted the effect of tha poteen, their Increased strength of arm aenda them ahead. When th gap la aeen to bo widening loud cheera com from the pursued. ' Hurh as are not rowing war their arms and lints wildly and about derisively at the policemen. T he (lltlNDINO CO UN IN A QUEItN. latter now know (hat they ar on a wild gnoa rhaae, but at leaat they must bend to the work for a little while longer so aa to live up to the duties Imposed on them. On by on, however, they rest their oars, and aoon they are talking It over and lailKlilr.g tha while they blame th luck which gave them such exertion without with-out results. Oftlmea the pursuit tukea place on land, and here the police generally succeed In making a haul. Th poteen po-teen drinkers are not half ao lively In escaping anhoro aa afloat, and, besldna, tha "bubble" fir all active men. Over bogs and hills such aa ar able eratter and run for dear life. A coat la thrown away here, a wiilatcont there, auspend-era auspend-era are unbuttoned, the hard leather delta tightened a hole, and If the pace Is a "killer" the old clotb hat, held In hand, will follow th rest of the wardrobe. Tollre In a Trap. At tha atart tho police alao (ratter In order to capture the most prisoners. In thla way the pursuers frequently llnd themselves great dlstancea apart at the end of a long chaae. Th great object la to arreat the owner of th till. When thla la accomplished the victim ecldoru oscapea a heavy flu or ela Imprisonment. Many amusing Instances In-stances ar worded of police being led Into trapa by tha pursued. On one occasion a policeman found himself Id a bog-hole nln tmt deep, and from which escape waa well-nigh lmpoa-Iblo. lmpoa-Iblo. Ilia comradea had gone la an opposite direction, and no on beard hla crlea save a couple nf hla Intended victims. They haulid bltn out of tha mire, and when ho stood on th bank, j I ! I'llll.lHiKN 1 KNDINO AN IRISH BTlhL. a perfett jilcture of dejection, one of his rescuers stiKRcHted "th' hist rlmedy In th world for a duckln'." It waa never kuown bow much po-teen po-teen the threo consumed iH'fore they parted, hut Mickey's I'nt waa always willing to awear that they "wor that bad they couldn't till their own furth-era." furth-era." The bog hole covered the sins of tht pollcom.ui, and It u r union", afterward after-ward that when the eeiKciint heard of Ui occurrence ho declared; "Och, I holy amokel Wasn't I th' fool t didn't think of such a tbrlck metielf."