THAT L1TTLS CHRISTMAS TREE. 1 1 ws uttlt ChrUtuta tree, with ess um au agivw, A Aad gold, bun ind tltvtr Urt, a bright tail ablalDg row, Tbt ekildrea danced around IV and clapped their haad with gle; Aad eat a okiid wa happier than ta Uttlt vanatata irea. Bit text WMk, tripped ot all tu fltta and It mraund wltb a Utile algal "Now, ear- Ij tali la bardl fw It dUbt tor bat that atgkt Aad tha to be rorfut, lmi .Weald eaau to a tor aj tret , 'a,, i A Boat .aaappy loll" at Net aad Ttd and Uttlt frrd aooa apltd K WBer It "Hamal" th tried. "A maatl BUSt! Wt'll amU aad i I aan awaj. Vat tu actus tb A ratio tea OW MiiajU aata abau c i V lai tat aaala aad polar heart AM jUy Baulaiaux." ft Plaak their thin, a rteet their tail. tha happy tree, their Matt, . It bold tplorr nurthward turned, aad tailed awj to taat fhat aooa t'er unknowa taada thart waved bt banner ot tb tree, be ttaff that proudly bore It Wat the Utile Chriatmaa tree. What afterward befell It would take we loaf to tell; It tace became a filrv wood, where tlve aad dryada dwell; Aad ae a preuelni, cot-hlck steed. With a noble kulght atrlde; Aad eaoa a dark aad gloomy cart Whera beara and lloua hide. Bat when, one day, there wandered by a ragged, abWerlug boy, Bt aaw the little ChrUttnaa tret aud dragged It bom with joy. A merry blaae be kindled, With Its welcome warmth and ahlne And the eold bare room waa fragraut With the odor of the pine, -Helea Itandlah Perklua, la Bt. Nlcholaa. t-fX)tM'OC 8 A CHRISTMAS LEGACY. C UK neighborhood would hart boon 1 a rery plessaut one,; e.rjbody 4 Mid, It It had not b tor the Bensons. Loug residence In the neighbor hood had not made the peepl fonder of them. Jeremiah Benson waa a wrinkled, tour-looking old man, a far back aa the oldeet Inhabitant could remember, aud hit aleter, Mlaa Minervy, waa even worst. Th very children were afraid of them, tnd mad no tnroada on their orchard ot melon patch. At church the people gatb tred out In front In aoclable groups after the service waa over, but Jeremiah Ben ton and Miss Minervy paused out alletit amid the crowd, aud had no corvliiil greeting from any one. Tiny almply did not "mix" with their neighbor aud af- ter on falls Into that habit, It is not assy to break It Tor' little minisweyjnuo prescnea ;n (he church at tbe cr. roads, looked on himself as a brsve mn'J when he ap proached Jeremiah J town and asked blm for a little help towards getting the orphaned Murray children to their uncle In Springfield. Jeremiah repulsed him eharply, and told him that If Tim Murray bad taken care of what he made, Instead of spending it in bar rooms, his children would not be dependent on charity. "But no," he said bitterly. "He had to etay 'roun' the corner groc'rles in town, while bis young 'uns growed up to insult honest folks goin' along the road." So Jeremiah turned bis horses' heads towards home, for he had been absent several days. Miss Minervy was in the kitchen when he arrived. "Well, it's time you was gittin' back," waa her dry greeting. ' "You needn't wonder If yon find everything at sixes an' sevens." , "Why what's wrong?" asked Jere mlah. "Well, In the first place, there's them movers that ye let camp down by tbe spring the woman's dead. She was bur led this Riornln. The man says she was tick when they came. This ought to be awarnln' to ye, never to let campers ttbttle on this place again." "She was left a widow, an her brother waa takln' her back where he lived, so he could take keer of her," was Jere snmh's explanation. 'Take keer of her ! He ain't got sense enough to take keer o' himself!" retort ed Mist Minervy with scorn. "I wisht he'd hitch up an' go along, wherever he's a goin'." Jeremiah looked thoughtfully out of the window, towards the leafless oak trees at the foot of the hill. The canvas-covered wagoa wa still down by the spring; he Mtald Just see tbe top of It Miss Miner- vy expected thst he would Immediately go down th hill and request the mm jut to more on, but bt did not do at till li t that evening. Jeremiah atayed a long time, l'u-k came, and dark. At laat ahe heard Jere mlnh't tep a ahutning step, a ot one feeling hi way. Presently the door opened and Jorvtul.h aloud there with a big bundle lu his arm. "Mluorvy," he aald, aud stopped, "Weill" replied hit' ainatcd alatrr, JSllSMtAU STATKn A t.ONO VII U.K. "What In creation have you got there, Jeremiah J" "Miuervy," aald Jeremiah again, floun dering helplessly, But the bundle anawered the question for Itself, for It all at one began to wrig gle, and at one end of It appeared two ragged little ahoce; and at the other end came up a tangled, golden bead and... itiiupied, -y ear-oia lace. ... "Jeremiah! Whoa child la ttistT And what are you doing with It?" "It the dead woman' baby," anld Jeremiah toftiy, and he came nearer the Hre aud sat down, with th baby on hla knee. .. "Jeremiah, you go right atralght an' take that child back to that man," com manded MIm Minervy. "He'a gone, Minervy," aald Jeremiah feebly. "He'a beeu on the road more'u two hours." "An' where have you been with that baby all thia timer "I've been In the barn, Minervy," eon fcnaed the culprit, in deep humiliation. "I I ken' a thlnkln I'd come in pretty soon." Miis Minervy waa filled with rlghteou wrath. But the baby suddenly kicked merrily at her with both feel, wriggled down from Jeremiah' arm, and with a laugh threw her arms around the neck pfAltrutus. ... ''lis is my doggie!" she said. ' JS'podin' we feed 'er, Minervy," sug gested Jeremiah, with caution, Mis Minervy mimt have been very an gry, for she merely stood and glared st Jereminh. But he noticed, after awhile, that Mitsi Minervy had gone to the, pan try, and he softly rubbed his hands. How the baby laughed, and kicked, and ate, and fed an occasional handful to Brutus, wbo did not care for bread and milk, In the least, but ate It with a cheer ful readiness that Btomped him a gentle man at heart! Before you could think, the baby, and Jeremiah, and Brutus, nnd the floor, were all strewn with bread and milk, and the strangest thing about It was that Miss Minervy did not sny a word. And then, all at once, the bnby laid her golden head aguinst Jeremiah's rough sleeve, and with a sleepy yawn, went off to dreamland. "Ain't It funny? She ain't afraid of tis, Minervy! That's wbat took my eyes the minute t scon her--for she leant out o' the wagon an' laughed right in my face!" Miss Minervy turned hastily away; and When he noticed her again she was mak ing up a bed on the iouiige. She even found the bundle of clothes that Jere miah had dropped at the door. Then, with a painful flush on her face, she bent over Jeremiah and dressed the baby for the night and laid her In the warm little bed. , Jeremiah was restless, and was always peeping luto that other room to see that all was right, or getting up in a violent hurry under the Impression that he heard the camper's wagon coming back after the baby. At last some slight noise In the other room wakened htm from his first doze, and he dressed himself quick ly and took Miss Minervy by surprise. "Anything wrong, Miuervy?" be asked an she started hack gutltHy from the itdt of the baby' bed. "I waa afraid I hadn't covered her enough," ah napped. Jeremiah went meekly away, but not to deep; and In leaa than an hour he caught Mia Minervy agalu, and thia time ah did not atari trow the Uttlt bed. "I waa afraid I'd covered her too much," alie said almply. "Can't Juu leep, Jeremiah?" "Not a wink," he replied, drawing the con U together and aliirtiug a blaae. "Neither can 1. I've been tlilcUti', Jeremiah. I'll E" to "ik ninklu7 her Roiucthlug tu morrow. I've got a lot o thing I can Bs over for her. "That'll be gient," murmured Jere miah. "Au' w ought to Ittv her better chance at leuiuiu' than what we've had," Mlaa Minervy went on. "Vou'v got to take holt now. Jcrvmlah, an' almw aome lut'reat lu the acboola, for we'll want Hie beat one there la by the Unit ahe'a ready to atari." "My, Minervy!" exclaimed Jeremiah, In hciplex amaiemctit, "An' It' not ouly for her." aald Mlaa Miuervy, kindling with enthualaam; but we'll want a nell linlncil claa of young men for her lo aeleet a iiaband from." "tJreat Scott, Minervy!" waa Jere mlah'a feeble ejacultitlon. Jeremlith found her th nest morning, atniidlug tu the door, In th clear winter uimhtne, and watching th baby aud Brutua rnrcerlng about the yard, lit baby ahrleklug with laughter, and Brutua ilUgracIng hlmaelt by Making tikt a pup py. "VVo've hud our breakfaat," aald Mlaa Miuervyoh, that exultant "we"! "Au I'm going to towu aa toou a I'm done," aaid Jeremiah. "Sot mH after that camper!" cried Mlaa Minervy, falterlngly. i "r don't think he weut that way." nm , "Jeremiah," ahe aald, with a itrangt note of appeal Ui her voice! "to-morrow'a Chrlatuiaa." t The little mlnlatcr and hla wife, look ing out ot (lie window that day, wer amnicd to act Jeremiah drive up to the gate and com up th walk with the prlngy atcp ot a young man. "I li' it a thluklu' about that Murray family," anld Jeremiah with embarrana ment. A crowd o' children you anid, didn't youT-au' aome of 'em bablen, maybe! An' you want to aend 'em to their klnfolka at rlprlugfleldT Well, I've briing along a cheek a little check-" 111 voice had trailed on and tot Itaelf, but the tnlnlnter' had him by both hand, bd waa naying aomethlng that made hla own eye moiat aniin'tliing about the (atherten aud the widow. Who Kfr Tlinnn " erliilt till wifn. "whnt good .fortune h hniwdJ ' you 7" "Yes wa n't It good?" he exclaimed ra diantly. "See that baby bed out In my wagon? An' look st that doll's foot stick In' out o' that bundle. They's they's goin' to be n stlrkln' on our chlnibley board to nlghtl We've Jest come Into legacy, Miuervy an me. Them campers left us a baby!" He turned away with a sudden rush of feeling, but at the door he looked back and proclaimed proudly! "An' it ain't afraid ot neither one of us!" Jerry's Soliloquy. Maw sea Untidy Olfltis won't com Ills yenr, kns lie's on de bum; Pez he lust his Job 'n so He won't hsve no stuff t' blow , In on me fer presents hut Iion't seem's ol Snndy'll cut In will nliy piny like dnt Ones nmw don't know where she's St. -Will Frost. A Pickaninny Plaint. Us chllliin needs mo' civil rights, lie while folks gutter make some laws, '('nun some nh us, on Chrlslmns nights Oils clean foligot by Santa Cluus. Washington Star. Mis Hound of Pleasure. "Dickie, did you get anything on Christ mas besides skates?" "Yes'm; got th' croup." Chicago Rec ord. Holiday Discrepancy, De holidays Is steppln' long; Iinh's worry In my cup, Wlf Christmas hurryln' so strong l'ut pay-duy kuln't ketch up, , j . i May Christmas always pussies me. Belle How? May I don't know whether I should be thankful for the tblngit I didn't ex pect or disappointed about tht- (Maps 1 expected and didn't get. m gW-SS I THE WOMEN'S VOTE. HT'8 no food, Mia Tborold." i d Hupert Aaliley deipglrltigly. "I" Bgbt ta beiwwu Stronu and ,fol.iu tout, aud I haven't au earthly clum of look-in. "A battlt it never loat till the I t hot bat beeu tired, Mr. Atltlt j," i l)orl Tborold gently, a atie gi; I, wltb Juat a tuaplclon of kindlier in ..t eye, bt tu wry amart and youti.i il t'audldattt whom tht coiiaorvatlvc Ui iiHiu Ot to aeutl down to c.intiat the 1 1 angular battlt at lllttcklou-lo-Mooi. "Tliat crowd of Oeordlca wbo occty Walker' K.-uia, mul tlio lot at i d Mau'a Lnntl, the other end of tlx- tov , will turn tha bnluuce agalnat ni. I t.i if raid, Mlaa Tborold," h contimi SJU i "that I'm a bit loo miicb of a buy . tlit Job, Whcu I go about ca(ivn m iht h union ak men whether l'V cma tor tht vol for my fuilicr, a, id dey won't believe me wlieu 1 tell tl m iiin' 1 am the cumlldtiie. And V4 ti t " t; !, lick two plilnda already. 1Uv oi a id lu a practical itmuinr to a M? oj ige wearlug a black coat." : ! 1. "I am afraid our pet pie art a IH bit rough," aald Mia Tburold. doi j . ., M-auurv wTTot .d. v.iaauTTllink tt,n Rupert, lifting bis b f r .u yk tr (rouud aud blunlilug K"nmiug 'whether I get lu or nut, t i; sU a!a,' thank Hit conaervatlve for a udii g t ie iowu to Blacktuu lo-Moor tu -ul I twt inch frlcuda a your f tilioi- and yuur lelf." We are very glnd, to. Mr. A.hlr Oorln Tborold reulled hurrlv fly, "A'p rold replied burrtv-Uy. "AM did you got th( luulic t.i 1 '" alio added, evidently do r , -anil how your facer am of rtiauitlug the trad or tue a veriiitlou. ''Oh, that' nothing!" h etl!ett I'gbt ly. "Souuhiuo heaved a liljw tlitimgli the ctrrlage wludow .aat ulirhl la i wa driving run a llttlo It dot tu know." "But why borne. I'olltiral f.lii; bit hlglitr up ler tli;i the hoiu couuttca, vt J ahotild tl -r Hy bur youY" aked lort, her gray eye op-n- lug whit lu wouder. "I am not very nmcli liked in u. part of -he world. Mr father w a very bad uian, and I f. ii m!-r "' is a boy I received a lh 't h ug t i:'r- log asalettuct) to the wllw vf ' H trtkera. "nut i tin sure you m ti i j w unkind, .four Why should 1 1 tj 1 1 b.ir "The i'd of thtfatb y,.i .nnn. 'jtioted Kupcrt, as ho t! IMoihI by. Mls Thoro J. alah me luck for to-mt r "ii'l. JO'I ,vr' "I do, ludetHl. Mr. A..l.'..-j !" upiel Doris. "Then, wltb luck, I st l vi. tu j t 't tbout a wiudred vote-. tr t ; i l ea lohustona,' aud about St' ii !. ! ap! My behind John Hiron . t: i !. With a flue sweep of ) Ci.i ha?. M bowed aud left Inirls w .ti lit LI.' t lt 5 UU li.i titt '.wo!ttt'- hcr.hand had been he i two second loOfr" tha iy ceceKaary to form a sli am Ir ber ) wnrd the rt cur y ttw r. feet follownl (.lose twl ' I wwii'' . 1- m; tolces of rw two will lotd In lu r tr;!e. "Ttui at' the ls-v Dlflined one vobx. "A t8U,UjV!i r. W , A c ' 0 1 t '..! the Is, too! When l'o tick wl' the scarlet fev ' th' Ippydciuuilc, lie in' alie rlddetl 'oop the died the old 'ootiinn oo, in' Jellies till alia was I T. 1 I , !.::' i- .III" r.j Iplu!" "llaiicu she's soft i ti at yci ehnp Ashley; ahe waa ti . .: w r blt,i ipeculated the first aiM. k cfunpii ! Ion. "He's go-olti' to pit h!t--;f oop i i parley tutnt. they do siiy," "He won't be no nieBiber ! f . mint," said the llrat i:mik !. ' Jolly Miners Bcnetlt CI ,ii a? 4 v to stasb oop bis meet In i; v; laddy says they're nil goiu' u vo eg, i aim tomorrow. An' there's i i'dJl"lil " M i hniwiilr.ul nil 'i'III " ' "D'ye think they'll hurt hlrn'r" eskedfwere i. o1 In the body of the audl bcr companion auxlously, "lie's a grndely la ad." The sound of voices died wav ll'i ,t ! tide street, and Doris hurrli ll on tieiB - bllug. Grim talcs Doris hnd hekrd of tL ,;, brutalities of past elects, ns Otte through her brain. She was still trembling, when e:r was brought to a stiimlntill by ft hrU feminine call from the door of a saiai"Si grimy cottage. "Tro, Miss Doris, I want! yert" t There was no nilsinklng i)io cwknc lecent of Mrs. Acroyd, tic stalws.' mistress of the cottage. " Cl... . m I..U 1.... LU.l. -..I.'V dub w muj m miuiiii-i v iiirui, uir regarded by most of the iiiljnbltant Ulackton-lc-Moor a a "furr)ner." Ne ertheless her social In thit-rco In ti town wai immense, ror wasjiha not t i,,,,,, tm roctor and bis daughter, bo do- I . . Mi ipouse, and considerably tie "betlt- half" of Bully Acroyd, tlij! clinnipl heavy weight of tue whole district, i-avy weight of the whole district, a-, aal fnr too hapjly ,0 care footballer coveted by Al the i lvi;,:,..r l,6 was ot the top of the poll mtidlng counties'" , ifVL, ,.f rounding counties?" v Turn In fin 'lut mo rtiiut ehiil , ww.v -I - - roe, MIm -leea," aoJd Mj .Vcr.i "My Bill, e ain't come home fro-v work yet, or e d be that prowl to si yer as yer wouldn t bellevelr , Doris took the proffered font "Well, Mrs. Acroyd, whilt can I tic for you?" she asked. "It's not about me tliat tee yer. Miss Doris.. Ii's wanted to bout your leir," replied Mrs. Acroyd, k aim foil- ed a massive pair of arms W v It fa uu o r Of decision. II. .... - ., . . ,i i, uuve l uiu-uucu uny oi ('id iKUhCI'i In the sewing circle?" asli d Dori-j, looking a little disturbed. "No, no, my lnmb!" rejiiicd ati'-. Acroyd reassuringly. "Just its If y,,; would offend them I I Just wnnt i straight answer to a stralgh tiorttou." Here the speaker paused dwjbi f nliy, "Ask the question, tj.cn," Mrs. Acroyd,!' said Doris, rather nervously. "Now, Miss Doris, there'!' tio off'.'tise Intended, but ain't you a IJ t gone ot that la-da dtt young toff fron. I,ui!ii-.n you know, the conservative joint V" "The conservative Joint:.'" jnnsxn Doris. j "That's Mm the young fn with window pane In his' hi, acji'. a 'K.u", haw!' sort of way of talking n:i tli. ai;ti 'Is talk stuck In bla neckl j "As I waa goin' to tell yh" contin ued Mrs. Acroyd volubly. " 'B call-in lap. this mApn' - I "'Good mornln, madam' says V taking off his shiny topper, i s polite as If he wa taikln to a duchess. 14 'Good day, youn man,' pavt I. $ i '"I r. Acroyd at ttuitT' sayi ' 'N jrounf inatt,' aayt I. 'E'a dowo Itt tb pluvi dlgglu coal fur tut beu r-m ..r kn nr.i.,ri i nl. -,i,it, Wl'-M .i oavln' thlrtv boh a tou. for tbt hetnrtii nt th lib r .....i -Tu aorry t hartu't tlmt to dlaou tiiH t en! qufttlou, Mr. Acroyd,' aaya luf, 'out I ahull bo very glad If you will iwuiua. u injecwu win iui ui y mvc in a cuu of your ver tactlWut Uvni' volua to bring Imr around, tbon, tt'a. T.it-y tell urn that you uiakt tht luiulng to br uaturally auxloua par rt ry Wjt cup o lea lu tha wbolt towu,' M bt aaldi "I cau tavt Iht lift if ay V. Aud would you bellcvt It, Ml aujoua will allow uit to Inject a quart IJurla. la tlvt uiliiute bt au tut wtrt .il.nrii.iiu' over our artcrnoou tea, Juat then aati'l a If t wa a iwtU lady au' It i wt tin at 'oiue day. "N'ow.j Mia Doris, I aaw 'la Unit gnia nt!ii('t wheu ' atarted aratla' til tort if aueatlou about you. au' atttlu' imr tu :) tell Mm all about you, ' !.. 1 1 tuld Mm all about wbat you CM lu the cnrlet fever time, au 'tht Hie, au' tht typhoid time. I aay 'tow, young man, wbat do you ' '-, ' a young woitiaa llkt tbatf " 1 i iluk ahc'i noble girl,' aayi ', an V truck M eycglutit In Ma eye, an' pil l down M cuff aa though bt mi . it what be anld. "young man,' says t, t(t .iMys.r''r,-' 'v'1. ' vr vi iu wist mi vu iuu 'i ititrattona.' ..a ... hwm. . W .,h. N.B H " I tiudcratand,' says bt. 'ViiVve been sparklu' round er ever ,it act you've been dowo 'trt tlec iIiiiuih flug,' taya I. -T iotla. " 'N-ilv, young mail. says I,' you've come 'ire lo arat my old tuao for 'I iVo1, v 1 Miu.'-ra W u vol", iulch 'e'a chairman of tbt Jolly r Ik'tiulli Club. 1 know very pit he au' Ma mate are golu' to vote tMlu yer, aud that they're gulu' to ma!)nop your meetln' to-night' " 1 'nt sorry to 'car that,' says 'e. " '.Niw, youug umu,' says I, 'might I arxt wlmt are your Intention toward wr Ml lorlT Khe's more to ua woui' vU 'cr' hau half a doacu blootulu' uicui- Oi't o mninuieuv says t. 'i'l.t-a he dnipiied the winder tiaui frt -u eye u the -haw, haw' from 'U rt)h. t quit genilc: ' Wli'ther I'm returned inemlM-r f ,ti,rii.iut or not for thl couatltueny, (Ir Acroyd,' say 'e, 'I lutend to a t tu lirla Tborold to do uie tbt botor nurm' me. .. H,lt 0 mJP n,t i, Au lien ypu've married 'er, do you ueau !io tr ot' 'er well V ! I " I dij,' says 'e, I I " 'No stopplu' out late at nlgtna, no St-iuftilc clubs, an' always to bring yer V i 1 I. i 'I' Vix.'sayihe. T 'hi 'il 'eld out my 'and to 'liu, which Pi f d very 'ard. J -Mb re It to uio, then, young man,' ?! ik you, Mr. Acroyd,' say he. iiposlug Mia Tborold won't ave ii-tr' "' leave that to me, young man,' ' w. i. I f' II I,. .. Ml.. I.. ...1.1. .... I ', .. i'. ... irn ,'1,1 in, mill ;in.!nde1 Mrs. Acroyd, pro magultiiitit hi If -hoop rtn. I'd lut for 'Is iti.nbitr bi-for 't P was that like my poor lil!l 1. r,)'l ' ; .vji.i..." t lu, ' Kr.w, Miss Horls, arn you fotnl u t r ain't yon" If you ro. he'll I. iiler o' i'Srleyniint liHu.ortow a' bt if you ain't, my old mau au' 'la i-iiio vii!' wipe til in sn" Ms tncctln' out thl' v( t ' ievenln'!" "Oil. Acroyd. I've loved hlui for icr m. 'Jing!" whlsM'red Doris, as ahe hid I jface ou that hidy's massive sloitl : 1 1 "Tn" i Jut Ms ring ou, my dear, and, f U'-u b ) you wear It, remetubcr that a ki theu and good plain wlttlea had i: to do wl' making a man hap py nu b; ltd au' keeplu' out o' the poob- il- I, i nil the brass In the world!" ' Ashley delivered bis final "it electors of Blaektoule- i I, which was to have been i.i , oscd, passed off amid gen v.: 'Siu. His ngent attributed ge number of women who '"no", fl id who seemed to suppress at bnre Au. si . ns of rioting, Wlii i h, emtio to tlio end of his !W' - !i a rir of enthusiasm burst forth ilfrt't f1' -1 and foe alike. Th-1 u nving morning It was ru- tiHiicu tunt "Htiuy' Acroya ana me 1 .iu tiin.i mora titlttr si.llrllw f,m .VAslilt i It wus further rumored la th iificijj r rint lurgo numbort of voters n o Mitu't Lund and Walker's Bents vc;e pie i ted from coming to the poll iy Muic B 'ves, who had stolen their -Int., in t 'ie night and had kept them u hod tl iy wltb unlimited gruel and oiitt-i.) and beer, declaring that they aivcre n t well, and should neither work li-it flnv. "rtuor vole g )ltM 1 1(lt night, as Ashley drove ijlown to tbe Town Hall, accompanied ..liiiml, s he nbsPtitly twisted a dla- lotid rinse on a very slender linger, .kUl,, ,0, Jlk tje Conservative Club, 4Wp hill, ' - .. , . , III . L j VMS' ' Of.r 01 Asuieyi mug inxougu She stn-ets. ' "ily twciv ve hundred votes!" yelled a li-cmilM'tit fcinnritulai.i sr- wlmlii IMHiiltii'iit uonservniive, turusung a lory hand through the car ow. It was be women vote, dearest!" M."penid Doris happily. I "They voted for you, darling!" cor- iected Ashley. Mechanical Power, rniii-e U using the automobile In ill'.'IIC il,. nl vttVS for the DUblic am-vlce. 'lihe experiaicnt in i nns or supplying , 1 . W . i m . iitomobllrH to the mall collectors and Jiflers U already declared a success, fid now comes the news that in the iwyuun i" ' fijient lilmlanc" col'-ib iw.gogne p; j .......... iwcuu'li tov n oi Aicutwu men? I m ex- king order on automobile' "You might think," said an eieetri scrvlce. A motor quadrlcy clan, "that burglnr alarms ore made d to on ambulance of the ' only for houses nnd stores and banks, ittern. The motor man and nnd that sort of thing, but they have Use the ottftdrlcycle, and the nowadays electric burglar alarms made WZM "Ot l"l I patient Is L ..I. Ann.ir.nni. n il.n am. hr.lunfp AS tne fliencou uospiuu i r.iii tho be loflt of the country far and wide, the trvlce Is naturally managed differently from the Paris ambulance ..,,,.i(,(. After a call Is received It Is' rif-r"".Huiy o secure a doctor and travel rtut In the country perhaps miles for li e tmtleot. Ilence the speed furnish- I I . . I . . I e l bv mechanical ratner man noma pttwer u tuost essentlnl. F iU i tin,..,, a trnimnn soils milk from a Ijood cow, and It "goes dry," It Isj nighty bar 1 to yay a aouar tor enu-eu lUtfe tid'tHi. '- 'give up their lives. OOOTORS 80MKTIMK8 Oil FOR THEIR PATIENT. Heroic I'hytlilau WlaoM Dteotlua to 1blr Profeaaloa aat o Haaaaalty L4d Tkcaa to tbt Ptrforaaaaot af prtait Aula af en Be. youug girl wbo lived lo tbt Uttlt villHM uear Cork. Irtlaua, broke an artery lu birr cheat aud loat aiuioat tv- try drub of blood tu br body. Tbt wbo waa callttd bad ouly bwu Q,uallnd a year aud waa not out of bit of JIUi'(' "' )im Although there wert two at rung aon l0" tooiu, utfltbcr aald a word, but . lueir uiuiuor, a iicmaie wotuan, voiuo "'crcu to giv the required quauuty, uM'tor nw at once that abt ro- ,iulrcd every drop b bad lu her body, I1""1 without another word b bared bla l'ut Vl'cl aud allowed the blood ,0 ruu '"to the veliui of bla patient. lit young lady'a life, but bt waa never able lo make good the blood bt bud loat, and about alx uioutba latvr be died. Auotber caat somewhat similar oc curred lo Kiilcm, Maa. A wealthy mer chant, a reault Of au accident, loat a large quantity of Wood, and when the waa iyi"" .mui&v MMU Uliari'liuy UI'IU. . tUI UU fortunate umu had ouly Just been mar ried, and his wife prayed to tht doctor to save her huabnud'a life. The doctor felt sure that If be gave bis owo blood to bring back the patient's life It would lake him weeks 16 make good the loss, sud that posalhly be wight never make It good nt all, lit would not allow tbt wife to make the sacrifice, but gave ucnrly a quart of bis own blood. Tbt merchant recovered, but tht doctor who gave him back hi strength and life la a feeble, pale faced man, unable to work or follow hi profession. It lives with the merchant ami bla wife, who look after bltu as If be were their own brother. A country doctor died of typhus fever early In the year. He was called to at tend a young man who was Infected with the disease, aud bt went Into the room where tlie patleut lay and care fully examined the body. At tht time the doctor was In a low state of health, and he caught the dreaded fever and died within a fortnight A young French doctor aome time ago Inoculated himself with cholera germs sud suffered many weeks of serious Ill ness lu order to experiment with a new mcdlclunl discovery which was be lieved to cure all germ disease. Unfor tunately, the medicine refused to act. sud the plucky doctor died of the fever he Imd given himself. When Koch's fluid waa first discov ered half a doxen German student were the first persons to have It Inject ed Into them. No one knew whether the fluid was not a deadly a poison a I dos of strychnine, and the men wbo allowed the drug to be Injected Into their systems are worthy of the highest praise. The (lose given to them was fat too powerful, and two of the nuiu ter were nearly kill d i i '. ' :, BIRO SUPE l "10" from of tbv Quslet I'l 1 n A !'- t T.lth V . , ',". Ti I, A"'.... -.... ''' nry for future :t . h ami r!i lice won by linlilnir i! J.- . itiewhat doubtful if a scan-!-, ihi ; .Id 'ore and records of the p .. U.t.i. J sin gle omen, legend or proverb disrespect ful to this merry bird. We are told. "If larks fly high aud sing loug. expect flue weather," aud auotber prognostication Is evidenced If they rise before they sing at dawn, with an overcast sky, when rain may be looked for, but when they By very high, singing as they rise, a Hue day Is to be expected. If Held lurks congregate In flocks severe cold Is Indicated. Bcgardlng tlnrhcs, tbe plain tlyoflbte of this bird Is by many taken as Indicating rain, and In Scotland the follow In j; Jlugle Is common: "Weetweet Dreep-dreep!" The feathered denlxens of the farm yard hnve ever been associated with proverbs, such as "Children and chick en must always be pickln'," "Curses, like chickens, come home to roost," "A laying hen Is better than a standing mill," "Sauce for the goose Is sauce for the gander." "The fool put his last hen In the pot." "The crowing cock love his own music," and "Geese ollow their leader, If he's a big enough goose." Of fowls there Is a rhyme thus: If fowls roll In the sand, Ualn Is at bund." And when they look toward the sky, or roost In the daytime, rain may be ex pected; but If they trim their feather during a storm the rnlu Is about to cense, while their standing on one leg Is considered a lgn of cold weather. With regnrd to ducks and geese, we are told: "When ducks are driving through the burn That night the weather takes a turn." In the Morayshire there la a rhyme thus: "Wild geese, wild geese, ganging to the sea, v Good weather It will be', IT I. ....... I. - I. -.Ill -..III II i im- ''" i"u. Tlie whiteness or a goose a Dreast bone Is supposed to Indicate or fore shadow the quantity of snow during the coming winter, as shown In the fol lowing Hues: "If tbe November goosebone bo thick, So will the winter weather be; If the November goosebone be thia, So will the winter weather be." When turkeys perch on trees and re fuse to come down snow may be looked for. When swans fly It la a slgu of rough weather, while guinea fowls 11 l,.,n linilnl KnflSn Mil t siiusu more umu unum jubi uv.uio PROTECTS THE HEN COOPS. Oft in cxen inicve. nllliibni. nrrna tl nll'lMI 111 V All t tllfi viiil-kuu luiei. iiib v.-uil-v.u uuuw o ou wired wltb the help of simple contri vances designed for that purpose that the opeulng of any door or window In Its sets ringing a gong In the owner's house, which Is connected wltb tbt chicken coop by wire, and the thief can t stop the gong's ringing by shut- . I i I. J I . .1 u.l.n.Un . iing me aoor or winuow agaiu, ii van uo snut on in tue nouse oniy. "What's to hinder the thief cutting the wire? Why, nothing, I suppose, if be could find it In the dark, but while these alarms are set up wltb overhead wire from' the coop to tbe bouse they ay bt eoniMcted by wire oade ground, toltabtt Insulated wlrt being provided for thl purpose. For that matter there Is ont system lo which tht alarm la started by tbt breaking of a wlrt. It I a mora or less familiar fact that tbt chicken thief sometime avoids all doors aud wlndowa, for fear of trap guns tod that sort of thing, and Just lifts a board off tbt roof to get at tbt chickens, this being a bandy way also, becausa from there be cao pick tht chickens off tbt roost conveniently. But nowadays there runs across every board on tbt under side of tbt roof a light, easily broken wlrt, which Is, however, tuftlcleut to carry the required curreut It la Impossible o lift a board lu the roof without breaklug tbt slender wire, and, In this case, by uioans of suitable coutrtvance the breaking of the wire starts the bell to ringing. "The cost of a chicken coop burglar alarm for a single chicken coop, wire connections wltb the bouse and all, would be very small, a few dollars. The cost of setting up a complete bur glar alarm system for a big chicken ranch, wltb many coops and buildings, would of course bt considerable, amounting to f'MX) or IKK), more or less."t'hlcgo Chronicle. Oldiwt Wooden llulldln In tha World In the Kt Nicholas, Miss Ida Tlgner Iloduett writes of "The Little Japanese at Home." Miss liodnctt says: . The old castles which were the home of the daluilo princes were built of atone; but these, too, were constructs so as p offer a little resistance a posi to earthquake shocks. The i rssswdhissas " ''.sen fa J'ut mof. and are supported wltblu by immense timbers, the Inward slope Itself being a safeguard against danger from earth quakes. Buildings erected according to the Japanese Idea of wbat Is neces snry to give security against earth quakes have stood for centuries. Home wooden pngodua of great height ore known to have been Itt existence for seven hundred years; and the old wood en museum at Nara, lu which are pre served the Mikado's rare treasures of ages, Is fully twelve hundred years old. This Is a large, oblong building made of logs of kenk! (kce-ah kee), a reddish- brown wood, put together In the log. cabin style, and It Is supported merely on wooden legs resting uiod loose stones. No pnrt of the building ha iM-en renewed except the roof, and this ha been put on ouly three times. The present roof Is made of tiles, and Is about one hundred and fifty years old. This Is, In all probability, the oldest wooden building lu the world, and It Is certainly a uotable example of the al most Imperishable nature of some Japanese woods. They Suffer No Penalty. "Alvord' theft of $7iK),i)0 and Bchrelber1 of $ KM',000." said an expert accountant, "go to show that In all business It Is Impossible to prevent dis honest men from stealing. No matter bow thorough the auditing may be, no matter how closely the head watch those under them, every man wbo han dle money can steal, with a reasonable chance of escaping detection. That more such men don't steal spvaka well for human nature, but I must qualify this statemeut with the additional one that uiany do steal aud are caught, but their employers, while discharging tluiiudu.not uiiLka4iuldlo-tlvte -e-i win o:rtr!iv liUu., Imiieift t en plow r to d-i t 'f hilling f'n "Vi'll '! ;f f t; m t!:l-V i thmjt'i; n : a - i" I'thf Gnu '', II'S IH' .: r ' " U'tii 1'H.ukd- i they arm nt! e t bur theHr tlfali-a-j tions ou the liita!.u,crit pl ia. I know a naclieior C . wuo .u in yout.u rob- Ud tU l'uk .-i'y -I,8(K), with which he speculated, hop ing to make enough to marry. He lost all, was discovered, and Is Will paying off, out of a paltry salary, that debt of shame. I know the histories of scares of defaulters, aud lu every case - the thefts were, lu a way, Innocently be gun. The money was taken wltb the determination that It would be re placed." Philadelphia Record. Wonderful Feat of Memory. That memory can be trained to a re- maikoble degree has long been admit ted, but a test to which Henry M. Pills bury, the chess expert, recently submit ted was one of tbe most remarkable Illustrations of mental capacity ever witnessed. While at the Northampton Club at South Bethlehem, Pa., not long ago be had, while blludfolded, partici pated In a team of four whist and at the same time contested In ten games of chess nine of which he won, the other having been drawn he offered to memorise thirty words, no matter how hard they might be, the selections to be read to him only once. Prof. Mer- rlman, of Lehigh University, and Dr, Trelkeld Edwards, of Bethlehem, pick ed out most of tbe following words: Anttphloglstlan, pereosteum, takadiaa- tase, plasmln, ambrosia, Trelkeld, streptococcus, ataphelococcus, micro coccus, Plasmodium, Mississippi, Fret belt, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Ameri can, Russia, philosophy, Plet-Potgle- tcrs-Rost, Salamngundi, Oomstlle cootsl, Bangiunmvato, Schlochter's Nek, Momslnyama, theosophy, cate chism, Madjesoom8lopa. Plllsbury memorized these words and repeated them In the order given and In the re verse order, aud be did not hnve any difficulty In repeating them the next day. MHitiiDo fspeirnnnirlng This Is a German Invention The arrangement used is provided with a rod, upon which the roll of paper Is placed. A paste receptacle wltb a brushing arrangement Is attached In such a manner that the paste is ap- .lB"l'?,Vthlb,rl0lth,: yVl x uc cv vs. ww is is .rn r. a ia fixed at the bottom of the wall, and the Implement rises on the wall, and only needs to be set by one workman. While the wall paper unrolls, and, pro vided with paste, Is held against the wall, an elastic roller follows on tue outside, which presses it firmly to the ! ,i wtn th wall turner ha. rflsoh- nnm v v r -i ed tbe top, the workman pulls a cord, whereby It Is cut off from the remain der of the roll. Foltcity. Mrs. Crlmsonbenk-I read in the pa- . fw ,inv tlmt dnrinir tho flr.t day ot her married life a.Coreiin bride must uot speak, not even to her hus band. It Is considered a very repre hensible breach of etiquette. Mr. Crimsonbenk Now, that's some thing like a honeymoon. Yonkers Statesman. Big Locomotives. Pittsburg locomotive .works have completed two engines which are claimed to be the most powerful and "wation by praising her hostess cook heaviest yet constructed. Each weigh ; ho ess 8houlfhtrBw."t ' t0 111 tons, the tenders having a water Peo net: It means that sheis to be capacity of 7,500 gallons and a coal ca- to bake for a church social P81 of tonrteen tons. m&n hM mrM 4 Without the earth the brlckmakei would have to give up hlg occupation, IN HIS FOOTBALL RIO. Baatoa ah A'Uhd Htm to Aasaa lit Orldlroa log. "Taint" "Well, wbat now?" Tbe lion wltb long mane and muscle growled hi dlsapprovsl at being inter rupted from bis sporting sheet "Tom, I wish you would put on your football pants." "What for?" "To please me," Without another word be left tbe room. When he returned bis limbs were Incased In white puds. "Now your chet protector, Tom." "See here " , "It I no trouble. There It Is under the table." He fished out a yellow object and attached It to hi person. "Now your shin guurds." "Say " "They are right In that corner. He laced on these protector while he watched him. "et those arm guards, Tom. "I have not the time to " "Then I will got them and assist you In putting them on." She bad the guards on his arm be fore be had time to protest. "I guess 1 might just a well submit What next?" "Here I the rubber to shield your aose." "I thia alir "Don't forget your ear protectors. He adjusted the last of bis armor and waited further orders. She mused Jila bnlr wltb ber baud to nmks blm look til the more formidable. tv int no w r"" " i,.-,.....,j . "Tom, do you know the little s man lown the court. Tbe one tha; come op to scrub every Saturday?" "Yes." "Well, her busband I on soothe " bender. He' nn In bed now" He ought to be at work." Well, th Inst time be went on a pree he saw sight. Not snakes, but big demon with long balr and strange noses." "Did. ehr "So she say. And. Tom. If he see sny more of them It will frighten him Into signing the pledge." " ell. bow Is be going to see them?" "Look In tbe glass." "What " "Yes, I mean you must go np In bla room. One glimpse of your wild hair. rubber nose and ears and unnatural sine will make him swear off for life. Soon after he sect you give that awful college yelL - It may csuse him to Jump out of the window, but It will cure blm. will you do this?" Well. I guess not! What would the team any If they beard their captain was scaring drunks?" And he rushed out to remove hla irldlrou togs. Chicago Dally News. LAW AS INTERPRETED. Conspiracy to refuse to deal wltb a person which Is made maliciously to Injure him, and not to serve any legiti mate Interests of the persons who enter Into It, Is held In Ertx vs. Produce Ex change (Minn.), 48 L. It. A. 00, to be aa actionable wrong. Publication In church papers by tha officers of a church, as to the result of their Inquiry as to the fitness of tbelr t',rli, nnp" jeij, lu Kedgate vs. It uh (Kan.), 4$ L. It. A. ZM3, to ba f"kri pnv.ifrfed communication when It la :i':si.!e iu y d fuith with reasonable oc- castoa for the. pulillt-attou. ' , v Ttlght of a arthone ienum to selL , uti.ij i-.i'.i-i-'i. -. a vuii nvriu. to denied in Htufe vs Cow4ery (Minn.). M I.. It. A. SW. cotM!tb.tainitnr n pen- visiiin In the wi-hit I.l-mju-.4- mingled wltb other property of tho same kind or transfer red to other elevators or warehouses. Failure to apply for an extension of I vacancy permit for premises that are still vacant on the expiration of the permit, which provides for au exten sion on application. Is held In Hender son Trust Company vs. Stuart (Ky.X, 18 L." U. A. 49, to constitute negligence on the part of an executor or adminis trator wltlftbe will annexed, who Is In possession of the premises and of the policy. A statute providing fpr the .taxation of Judgments Is held. In IJomilton ve. Wilson (Kan.), 48 L. R. A. 238, to be la violation of the constitutional rulM) uniformity, where It exempts Judg-X, ments on debts secured by mortgagee, but does not exempt deficiency Judg ments upon foreclosure of mortgages of real estate, while, on the other hand. It does exempt deficiency Judgments om foreclosure of other liens. Withdrawal of the funds of a cor poration from a bank that Is about to fall, upon a check signed by the presi dent of the corporation, although be was also a director of the bank and hla ' knowledge of Its condition was acquired by him aa such director,. Is held. In O'Brien vs. East River Bridge Com pany (X. Y.), 48 L. R. A. 122, to be valid and not to violate the stitutory prohibition of transfers by any Insol vent bank or officer thereof, wkh In tent to prefer a creditor. ; Pneumatic Tubes, Pneumatic tubes for carrying mes sages are an old story In the largest European cities. But the largest la use there, those In Loudon, are only three Inches In diameter. It Is only la tho United States that the whole bulk of letter nmtl Is bandied between glycaU poimtrur TWW Tora V'ttiDe reachlna; 7 to Brooklyn Is three and a half mllea j long ana eigni nu-nes iu ammeter, al lowing the passage of i pouch contain ing 000 letters In about seven minutes. Her Own Depot. In-, la nst crp.narnltv bnnnii tha the has a pdvate'rallwa;: tlon. This Is at uosport, and Is used by her Majesty when embarking for Osborne. The station consists of a long, seuil-elrcular platform, the end of which Is connected with a pontoon. against which tlie royal yacht Is usual- ly moored.- It Is a strange fact that no other member of the royal family ever uses this station. A Chinaman's Wonderful Rise, ' Chin Tan Sun, of San Francisco, Is M t0 tlie wealthiest Chinaman In tnls country, whither he came a pennl- less steerage passenger. He now owns twveral manufactories In which white labor Is employed, runs a number of tores, a canning establishment and a real estate office. Dentists with an Army Corps. Several dentists were Included In tha medical corps which followed the Ger man army to 'China, , When a woman caller begins the con- woman twenty yeara, be still think be i fooling ber.