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Some men seek Justice and some
Lave It forced uion tliem.
The French call It "a vie Intense,"
and we muHt say It Is a relief.
It ia because the world loves to be
amused that all the world loves a
Old Mr. Caleb Powers, of Kentucky,
was comparatively a young man when
lie began to be tried for the murder of
Somehow a man falls to swell with
Importance when he is told that he Is
a happy hunting ground for countless
Dr. Mary Wulker Is sympathizing
with Mrs. Moiiueux. It only remains
now for the later to win Mrs. Nation
over to her side.
According to the opinion of the av
erage man there are a great many
worse and but few better men la the
world than himself. ,
The Sultan of Morocco, who has had
the skulls of twenty rebels nailed to
the gates of Fez, can bent the yellow
Journals at making "scare heads."
Mr. Carnegie's former private secre
tary says that the chief characteristic
of the great philanthropist Is "his
egregious vanity." We beg to differ.
It Is his agreglous bank roll.
A German scientist has found that
32,000,000 bacteria inhabit the skins of
half a pound of cherries. The lonesome
worm Inside, however, Is the fellow
that causes most of the trouble.
After perusing the President's mes
sage any railroad that does not block
Its frogs should not croak If it gets
Into trouble. An unblocked frog Is a
bootjack that often takes the man off
with the boot
A New York man has been arrested
for helping another to commit suicide.
The fellow who shoots another for re
fusing to stand still and be robbed
might be held on a similar charge If
lie could ever be caught.
Two deputy United States marshals
In a northwestern State who traveled
on pusses and then charged their rail
road fare to the government have been
eeiit to the penitentiary to reflect. Sup
Mse a member of Congress should
travel on a pass and then accept mile
age? "Allah does not count from life the
lays spent in the chase," says the
Arab. Lovers of outdoor games do
not deduct from their estimated length
of days the time passed In seeing or
!laylug. One reason Is that the open
air Is now more popular thun at any
period since Adam.
Representatives of French, Belgian,
Dutch, German, Austrian and English
tullways met In Paris recently to make
arrangements for a through train ser
vlco from the French capital across
Europe and Asia to l'eklu. When these
through trains are operated they will
uiuke the Journey across the United
states by rull seem short In compari
son, for It will take eighteen or nine
teen days to cover the distance between
Anyone who thinks the world Is not
growing more tolerant should compare
the situation of Jews In Ixmdou sev-euty-flve
or a hundred years ago with
the status of the English Jew to-day.
Sir Marcus Samuel, the new Iord
Mayor of London, belongs to the race
In fact, he Is the fourth Jewish Lord
Mayor aud he had his Inaugural pro
cession pass through Petticoat Lane
In the heart of the ghetto last mouth
to show his people that they were win
ning honors among tho Gentiles.
"Euglaud Is years aheud of us In
some things," says one of the three
American generals who Inspected the
German army maneuvers and were en
tertulued in Loudon on their way back.
'but we hud a running start in story
telling a hundred years ago, and she will
never catch up." The generals, famous
story tellers, carried a batch of good
utorles abroad, and told them to kings,
lesser nobilities aud grizzled warriors.
to the great Joy of the hearers aud the
general benefit of humanity. This Is n
kind of American invasion that rouses
no protest from press or Parliament;
yet we shall find it much easier to do
business with commercial rivals after
they aud we have laughed together.
A great New York church has a mod
ru pawnshop connected with Us par
ish house. Last year the loans reach
ed the large sum of eighty thousand
dollars. The rate of Interest charged
Is one per cent a month a small frac
tion of that charged by the profes
atonal leaders. That It is the worthy
and honest who are helped by the
ucheme is proved by the fact that of
tho two hundred thousund dollars lent
(luring the lust three years, less than
neven hundred dollars has been lost,
Of course strict business principles are
observed In the shop, but there Is nl
ways a sympathetic heart behind tho
method, and the loan may be followed
ly that personal friendship aud ser
vice which are for the distressed at
once a safeguard and a blessing.
"Mrs. Domnlls. of Honolulu." is the
r the Washington newspaper re-
porters write it The lady herself
signs: "II. M. Queen Lilloukalanl."
Mrs. Domlnls Is located at the Ebbett
House at the capital and with her
lobby is waiting for Congress to give
her $3,000,000 as compensation foi
crown lands confiscated by the Uawa
tan republic. She will doubtless wait
a long time. "Queen Lil" Is the violin:
of her own perverseuess. Whether or.
the throne or off she has conspired uu
til she alienated her best frieuda. lc
trying to disfranchise all except tin
natives she alienated the tax payers
15 per cent of whom favored her reiijn
She kept the Iiawailans In a constant
turmoil. Even when this woman wai
dethroned because her government
was Intolerable she was treated wltt
great clemency. She was given a larg
Income and the crown lands were left
Intact. But the queen persisted. Slit
smuggled fire arms and organized re-
olt. Her dynamite plot, by which shi
sought to kill hundreds of innocent
men, women and children was most
diabolical. The womaa does not neei!
money. If Congress should pay thif
sum a large part of it would go tc
lobbyists. She has forfeited all claims
and should retire from public gaze
Besides, God is tired of Queens.
Modern Society," of London, won
ders bow the American women can tx
content to be the wives of "mere dollar
shurks." "What kind of home Is it,"
ska the puper, "where the man is at
the daily grind by 8 a. ni. and hardly
sees his home In his baste to get dol
lars?" "How does the American man,"
It asks further, "accumulate money aa
fast as his wife spends it?" These
questions must make any American
smile, particularly the last one. No
doubt, Modern Society would be pit-used
to be able to tell its readers bow to
make money as fast as the American
does. But it would be of no advantage
to them to know the recipe. The eltt-
cacy Is not in that, but In the spirit Hud
the conditions. As a matter of fact.
ud notwithstanding the European be
lief to the contrary, the man in this
country strives no harder to mute
money than do the men of Europe. The
verage European works a lifetime, as
hard aud as effectively as be knows
iow, for a competence. We put more
intelligence and enthusiasm into the
strife than they do and our Industrial
conditions and resources are more fa-
orable than theirs, but the longing for
money is no stronger here than else
where. It is doubtful if it Is as strong.
All things are planned and executed
on n large scale in this country
wealth-creating among the rest. Lu-
ropeans may imagine we live an in
tense life narrowed down to the one
im of getting rich, but they iniagitie
wrongly. We take our business affairs
no more seriously than they do their
own. Ours are larger anu Droaaer
than theirs, but so are our men larger
aud broader than their men. We cur
ry the big load quite as lightly aud a
good deal more Joyfully than they do
the light one. And American women
do not suffer neglect. Money opens the
way to a broader social life for the
average American woman than is even
dreamed of by the average womau of
Europe. The American wife, even
among the less well-to-do classes, has
a home of her own to look after and
to take pride in. She docs not drudge
and dree her life away In a small shop
or in the field, as unnumbered thou
sands of her European sisters do. She
has time and means for as broad an
outlook as that of her husband. She
Is not merely his wife, but bis equal
and his comrade.
Arrangements have been made by a
New York company to ship household
goods In vans from any city in the
United States to any part of Europe.
Goods once placed in the vans are
not unpacked until arrival at the de
sired point, where the van Is taken
charge of by the agents of the com
pany. New vans are to be built to
meet the requirements of a transat
lantlc trip. They will be built quite
strong in order to withstand the strain
of hoisting on shipboard when loaded
and are to be covered with a thin
sheeting of steel to protect the con
tents from dampness while on ship
The Missing Requirement.
"With all her faults," sighs the hen
pecked husband, "I love her still."
Ah, some touch of the olden gluraour
of love has been wafted in upon bis
The witchery of affection once again
is manifesting Itself.
What an Inspiration! To bear htm
declare thus, after all that be has
endured! But listen he speaks fur
"I love her still." be sighs again
"But the trouble Is she never is still."
As regards service, ping-pong Is
about to have its rules radically alter
ed In England, and probably the same
rules will follow here. In future the
server shall play the ball on to his
own court, waking It bounce once
thereon, thence over the net to bis
opponent's court. This Is expected
to obviate all the difficulties hitherto
experienced by umpires In deciding
whether a particular service is Irreg
ular. It will also put a check on ex
treniely fast Bervlce.
A San Francisco boy will get well
from an accident with part of his
brains gone. Science is proving every
day that brains are not more essential
to living than many people have sus
pected. Baltimore American.
Horses tor South Africa.
Durlug the Boer war Hungary ex
ported 03,080 horses to South Africa
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
. foot-Sail vs. Base-Ball.
HE growing popularity of foot-ball
lief in some quarters that it may replace base-ball as
our national game. There is little to support this
contention. In the first place, the latter is a more
scientific guuie; it is devoid of the harrowing feat
ures inseparable from a tussle between youthful Samsons;
the grewsome spectacle of men betas carried away from
the field on stretchers or in ambulauces Is lacking; there are
no heartbreaking occurrences to detract from the pleasure
of spectators. Its victims are not killed or Injured in any
thing like the proportion which gives a crimson background
to the foot-ball field.
Base-ball management can learn somethlug, however,
from the sport endangering its supremacy In the public
mind geutlemanly deportment and honest striving for vic
tory. These essentials have been Ignored and have resulted
in smaller attendance and In lessened Interest In the game
and in the players, not only by the patron but by the much
larger constituency which does not attend but which fol
lows the sport with scarcely less concern than those who
do. Throwing games and bickering over the decisions of
the umpire, and childish freaks generally have forfeited
the confidence of the people iu the players, who, too often,
have given ample reason for belug unfavorably regarded.
Base-ball will have Its ups and downs, but it is destined to
remain the foremost game in the affections of the American
people. Utica Globe.
Shou'd Wives Promise to Obey?
IN ministerial circles there is a lively agitation over the
question whether the word "obey" iu the marriage ser
vice is not superfluous. The officiating clergyman at a
marriage service represents not only the human law,
but the spirit of the divine law. He is especially anxious
not to require au obligation that will not be considered bind
ing on the conscience of the party to a marriage to whom
It applies. One clergyman has taken the ground that if the
woman was required to promise to obey, the man should be
subject to the same requirement. If this means anything,
It means that the parties to a marriage should take turns
In obeying each other. When an issue arises both cannot
command aud both obey. The advocates of the elimina
tion of the word "obey" from the marringe service plant
themselves ujwn the Impregnable ground that a woman no
more than a man should be asked to make a promise that
in her heart or mind she did not intend to keep. The mar
riage is happy In which situations do not arise which Justi
fy a liberal construction of the promise to obey. As laws
which cannot be enforced are the weak link in the chain of
laws, care should be taken not to impose conditions of
doubtful utility. Better not make a promise than make one
and break it. San Francisco Bulletin-
Better Pay for Teachers.
HE 1001 report of Dr. W. T. Harris, United States
Commissioner of Education, gives the following facts
and figures: Pupils in public and private schools,
17,200,230, an increase of 278,520 over the previous
year. In addition to over half a million studying In
various special and evening schools. Public school property
Is valued at $570,903,089, against $430,380,008 in lBiU, an
increase of over $140,000,000 in thirty years. The total in
come of the public schools was $234,907,019 against $143,
104,805 in 1800, an increase of over $01,000,000 In ten years.
The disappointing fact is that the average monthly sala
ries of male teachers have Increased only eighteen cents
since 1895. while the average monthly salaries of women
teachers decreased $1.07 since the same
as it should be. This poor return for generally faithful and
arduous work that work which tells most for the future
of our country 1b In spite of the fact that the expenditure
for schools, per capita of the population, Increased $1.64, In
1870, to $2.03 per capita of the doubled
000,000, in 1901. It should also be borne
school courses we demand to-day require
They Are Frequently Worn In Place
of Priceless Heirlooms.
Coronation ceremonies and many
brilliant drawing room functions have
invariably been characterized by a re
markable display of dazzling Jewels.
It will surprise many to know that a
goodly portion of these are artificial
You see, said a dealer ln precious
stones, there is nowadays bo particu
lar reason why a peeress should haz
ard the loss of priceless family heir
looms by wearing her Jewelry out of
doors. And, as a matter of act, since
the sensational robbery which was per
petrated in Paris a few years ago at
the expense of the Duchess of Suther
land, very few of them do. The sham
gem looks Just as well as the real, and
costs infinitely less. Eighteen months
ago the "reconstructed" ruby, as it has
got to be called, was placed on the
market. Properly speaking, this Is not
an Imitation gem, although ln a sense
It Is artlflclal-that Is to say. It is a
product of the chemist's laboratory. It
is made by fusing small rubles, or
fragments of rubles, ln an electric fur
nace, and molding the resultant mass
under pressure Into one perfect whole.
Such a stone can hardly be distin
guished, even by an expert, from one
which Is the natural product of the
mine. It has all the chemical and phy
sical properties of the real thing. It
is as bard, has the samo specific grav
ity, and is an genuinely beautiful la
color. In fact, a reconstructed ruby
is distinguished not so much by the
presence of defects as by the absence
of flaws. It Is apt to be too perfect.
The same with emeralds. Artificial
emeralds are put on the market nowa
days that are as brilliant, as flawless,
and as richly colored as the real stone.
These are, however, not made by fus
ing small genuine gems, as are the ru
bles, but are manufactured outright
by a secret chemical process. Tho
paste Is hardened by beat until It will
stand the so-called file test that Is, it
cannot be scratched by a tempered
This same paste, by-the-by, left un
colorcd, constitutes the basis of all the
best Imitation diamonds. It all comes
from one man, a Parisian dealer, and
costs from 3 to 5 an ounce, according
to the quantity ordered at one time.
Of course, the old-fashioned doublets
leads to the be
to the professed Americanism of to-duy. Troy Times,
place of worship on
year. This is not
population of 70,-
in minu tnat the
teachers of larger
are still sold. Doublets are made by
a process similar to veneering ln wood
work. Two exceedingly thin layers of
a real stone are cemented over an arti
ficial core. This method is also ln
vogue for manufacturing artificial
It Is In Imitating pearls, however,
that some of the cleverest work is
done. A really first-class artificial
pearl is now made equal in sheen, color
and size to one actually the natural
product of the oyster. " Practically it is
Impossible to tell them apart Even
the "ancre," which is the fluid ln the
shells of the oyster, the deposition of
which is responsible for the pearl, has
lieen chemically reproduced. Its com
position also Is a secret, and it costs
about a guinea a pint, put up in her
metically sealed bottles. This Is used
to coat the artificial gems.
Imitation pearls, I may tell you, are
not now blown, as they were a few
years back, but are dropped ln a tower
like shot. By this means It is possible
to turn them out perfectly round, of
almost any requisite size; and, most
Important point of all, minus the small
nub which marked as artificial the old
fashioned blown pearl.
Do I think it will ever be possible to
turn out a "reconstructed" diamond?
Yes, I do. In fact, it is being done
now; but the process is an expensive
one, and the stones, when finished, al
though they possess the hardness, have
not the fire or the brilliancy of the real
gem. But the thing Is In the air, so to
speak. Improvements are being made
daily. And there is no real reason
why, ln the near future, an artificial
Koh-i-noor should not be turned out
which shall be In every way equal to
the famous Indian Jewel. Tit-Bits.
IUIsIng the Wind.
When a certain late Shah of Persia
became temporarily embarrassed for
money be had quite a unique method
of filling his purse. He would go to the
market, where, after examining the
shops, he would select one and. turning
to the proprietor, would say: "Will you
take me In as a partner In your bust
ness for the day?" The offer was, of
course, accepted. The Shah would take
his seat near the shop entrance and say
to his courtiers, whom be always took
with hlra on these occasions: "Now,
I'm the salesman. Who'll buy?" The
latter, not daring to refuse the offer of
the royal merchant, set about clearing
education and higher capacity thad twenty or oven fivu j
years ago. Our school teachers should lie better paid It
Aiuertcuns are consistently to say that we are Ovlng up
Westward Course of Empire.
placed recently Iu a lonely field be
Station and Ellssabethtown.
.ii..u c,iw.tufr nr rviimihiia imi 'iimrtcs tin center ,
of population of the United States' proper at the uUd , equipment and after some little dlffl-.,.,..-,.
if ni-,. rmnniiunorates culty.wlth the people of the locality .
the folly of those who at the century's beginning thought bi'gun his excavations on March 0, em.
It impossible that seaboard civilization would ever pass , lof maD 150 workmen.
bevond the Alleghanies. ' I der the mound no fewer than four
Iu 100 years the center traveled westward 478 miles, or,8"1'8 or fortresses were discovered,
about three feet per hour. The line made by its progress I" middle were the ruins of an
was drawn to its southernmost point in 1830 by the develop ! Arabinn on the east a castle
meut of Kentucky, Tennessee and the lower Mississippi re-1 of Per'od of King Solomon; on the
glon. way-drawn to its southernmost point in 1830 and ni,'tuwe8t oue of luto Israelite pe
northward again In 1890. Its longest Jump was eighty-one rIod; wne on the west was found the
miles between 1850 and 1800, because of the California gold earliest of them all-one of pre-Israel-fever;
the shortest was from 1890 to 1000, when because of "e or Canaunlte date. All the castles
the growth of the Eastern cities It traveled but fourteen nad been plundered before they were
miles west, and when the development of Texas, which destroyed, so that no valuables were
gains as many Congressmen in the new apportionment as
New York, and of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, de-
fleeted it three miles south. At the end of the century it is
very nearly due west of where it started.-New York
Church-Going in Chicago.
UT of an estimated population of 1,280,815 men and
women in Chicago only 204,507 were rounu in uie Bmnll orllnmcnts nul(le of stone nnd
Protestant and Uoman Catholic churches of the earthenware, mostly representing bee
city on a recent Sunday, an actual count being made tlc8( Bcnl.llbH and otluir insect8 nnd
In 125 of the 000 churches, and an estimate formed bearing InscrlDtions. There, too. wen
of the total attendance by the attendance ln those actually I
investigated. It would be quite unfair to generalize on the 1
matter of Sunday church attendonce in the United States
on data gathered in Chicago at any time, or on the habit,
of church-going anywhere by the census taken. Still, with
these limitations in mind, it is BUggestive to find only 15.8 ;
per cent of the population of a great city resorting to a ;
Sunday. Very different this from the j
time of the Puritan forefathers, but not as alarming as n
appears to be on the surface, although by no means en
couraging. For to the Puritan forefather Sunday was the
day and the church the place where he and his family got
not only the spiritual food, but the Intellectual stimulus
and social touch which the modern man gets from other
institutions than the church and on other times than Sun
day. That attendance on churches is declining Is by no
means indicative of waning interest in religion, or absolute
loss of influence of the church. Relatively, there Is less
Influence; absolutely, not Harper's Weekly.
An Epidemic of Prodigality.
T seems to cost a great deal to live nowadays. Most
persons notice it, especially persons who are hard put
to it to find the money to pay their bills. The statisti
cians report that commodities in general UBe cost on an
average about 10 per cent more than they did last year.
The rise in the price of meat contributes a good deal to this
advance, though breadstuffs have been high, too. Articles
of luxury, like good clothes and country houses, have grown
dearer in proportion than most articles of necessity, be
cause the huge Influx of money that the country has sus
tained has made a brisk market for luxuries. Rents are
higher, houses cost more, servants get higher wages, board
1b higher at resort hotels. The living expenses of any
given family are very much affected by the expenses of
other families of their acquaintance, and the scale of living
of "other families" seems Just now to have become incon
veniently liberal. Prodigality Is so conspicuously preva
lent that it has become more or less epidemic Philadelphia
the shop of Its contents, paying some
times two hundred and fifty dollars for
goods that were not worth fifty dollars.
No one was allowed to beat down the
prices or to leave the place without
making purchases. When everything
was sold the Shah bad a list of the
cost price of each article made out, and
loyally shared with the shopkeeper the
amount of the profits realized.
To Tell a Man's Age.
You can tell a man's age pretty well
by the texture of his skin, by the rela
tive abundance of the hair on his
head, and especially by the quality of
his voice, but the real touchstone Is
how much be thinks of the women.
This may mean either: That his mind
is on thenl most of the time, and that
the rustle of a petticoat (any petti
coat) is the most rousing of all susur-
rons sounds; or it may mean that he
rates theiu high, mentally and moral
ly. Something really ought to be done
about the English language. It Is get
ting amblguouser and ambiguouser
every day. But I can't stop now to fix
it. I must be getting on. After all,
It doesn't matter in this particular In
stance. It comes to tne same thing in
the end In either case, for if a man
thinks highly of women and does not
think of them long at a time, he is
no longer young; and be is a boy of
21 that thinks of them most of the
time, but holds that though mighty
alluring, as far as their having much
sense Is concerned, It isn't worth talk
An apparent exception are the old
beaux, the men who make a virtue of
having all their own teeth, that con
sctously hollow their backs, and hold
heads op by rule when they go out
walking, whose eyes trail after the
girls coming home from high school
with their books under their arms.
These are apple trees blossoming ln a
warm October. But they emphasize
the fact that apple trees blossom ln
the early spring. Alnslle's.
Cause of Sleep.
That natural sleep Is due to the
drugging effect of accumulated car
bonic acid in the body is the view
taken by a French physiologist. Dr.
Some men get more satisfaction oat
of their laziness than others do out of
the dollars they toll (or.
DISCOVERIES IN PALE8TINH.
Result of Kscsvstlsn for Vienna Acad
emy of Hclsnces.
Dr. Sellln. professor at tho evangeli
cal theological faculty In Vienna, has
given mi account of tin results of the
extavniloiis which Im curried out In
I'uU'Mtliitt for tho Vienna Academy of
Hi'leiices. Ihil'llig n previous visit to
Hie holy hunt tin hud noticed a large
mound, or sum II bill, which ho consid
ered wixii pi'iilmlily of iii'lllli litl origin,
and might cuiii'eul Urn remains of
soiim ruined clly. On his return he
Induced tho Academy of Sciences to
provide hint with necessary funds to
excuvato the site. It lies near the vil
lage of Tunuuk.oue day's Journey from
Jaffa and three days from Jerusalem.
The permission of the Sultan having
'"'l'u obtained, Professor Sellln started
for Palestine again with the necessary
an( weapons were discovered, which
as8lst " Axing the approximate date
of the various buildings. The Canaan-
uuBue in wie oiuis, uuuc or un
hewn blocks of stone, which show no
mark a rvf 4Via nKlanl Tn..t,l,. 1-.
.,,. of ,,. H11 . nB npo ,...
ed ln the Blble and nlso ft mmi,icr of
8ome rude Weapous nnd vessels. The
profeHSOr nutg tne dnte of this castle
at ai,out 2,000 years before Christ und
nuggests that it was destroyed by tho
israelltes, perhaps under Solomon, who
proceeded to build their own fortress,
Though this second bulldlm? hns nlsn
suffered considerably, enough remains
to show that it belongs to the so-called
Solomon castles. In both, curiously
enough, were found Idols, vessels and
other objects belonging to religious
rites, such as a sacrificial pillar of
stone, with an opening for libations, a
stone altar and the most Important
find of all au earthenware altar in the
form of a throne, adorned with cheru
bim and lions.
This Is the only existing representa
tion of cherubim of that date. They
appear as human heads, with a lion's
body and wings.
The late Israelite castle appears to
have been a fortress only. The Ara
bian castle shows more architectural
skill than the others ln its arches, etc..
and recalls the style of the period of
Uaroun-al-Rashld. Vessels and lamps
were found and Inscriptions of a re
ligious character. Beneath the ruins
of all the castles human remains were
found burled with vessels bearing in
scriptions, while close to the Solomon;
castle a cemetery for children seems to
have existed. Professor Sellln, accord-
lug to the London Standard, describes
the excavation of the Ciuinnnlte castle
as his chief feat, for, though remains
of such castles have been previously
discovered by Englishmen, none have
hitherto been completely laid bare. He
is of opinion that he will now be able
to draw a complete picture of the
civilization of the Israelites nnd Ca
naanltes In Palestine. Most of the ob
jects found have been sent to the mu
seum ln Constantinople, but efforts
will be made to bring some of them to
The Chestnut Going.
The former millions of wild pigeons
of Ashtabula County, Ohio, says the
Jefferson Sentinel, are only known to
the "oldest Inhabitant" and now the
chestnut, the king of all nuts for boys,
will soon only be known as a culti
vated nut. Parties at Harriman,
Tenn., are preparing to locate a mill
for grinding chestnut timber Into pulp-
for tanning purposes. It is proposed
to consume one hundred cords per
day. At this rate, and with the de
struction the hard-headed borer is do
ing, chestnuts to eat will soon be a
thing of the past In the early settle
ment chestnuts, it Is said by early set
tlers in Tennessee, were so abundant
that the Indians, after burning the
leaves off the ground", would pick them
up roasted and s ell them at the stores
for six and a quarter cents per bushel.
Never Heard of Her.
. On a crowded trolley car the other
morning two men were carrying on a
conversation between glances at their
respective newspapers. The older man
was commenting upon some incident
that had evidently occurred the even
ing previous and his companion was
listening as attentively as be could
and study the market report ln front
of his eyes.
"That speech was worthy of Mrs.
Malaprop," said the dignified old gen
tleman. "Ah," replied his companion, look
ing up with sudden interest "Is she
a friend of yours? Do I know her?"
With a peculiar expression on his
face the older man glanced at the
bland youth as he answered:
"No. She's a myth." Then he gave
bis undivided attention to his newspa
per. Cruelty No Name for It.
Clara Don't you think It Is cruel to
wear birds on hats?
Maude Worse that that it's un
fashionable. Brooklyn Life.
Bookkeepers and washerwomen ab
ways know where to draw the line.