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: Aunt Diana i
of the Family
CUAl'TKIt II. (rontlnued.)
"Alt, nil! very good. That Is 90 like
you, Miss Dlnnn. suppose Sunny
rends Grovillc's letter lo you. The Intl
!m In high spirits ; In !s cnptnln now, nnd
lie is full of his matches nnd the splendid
team they hnvo got. He declares-Queen's
will beat half the other college."
"Oommeniorntlon will bo here direct
ly." observed Mfos CarrhiRton.
"Yes, but he fii not comluK home for
nuother live weeks, at least to stay; his
tutor has written me this morning-,' and I
have given my consent to Qreville's join
ing li is rending party to Keswick; the
Ind Is a good lad, but he Is young and a
bit idle; at least, his love of fun carries
him away, and I am afraid he has not
vorked quite hard enough."
"Mr. Urevllle Is not fond of putting
n!de his own duckweed," put In Alison,
mischievously, for there was nothing she
loved better than to tease the old man
about his grandson, who was literally the
apple of his ye.
lie roused up directly at her irony.
"Come now. that Is too bad to say that
of the lad when he fights all your bat
tles for you, and never lets any one say a
"vord against you."
"She does not mean it, Mr. Moore," In
terposed Miss Harrington, quickly.
"Xow, Aunt please doa't Interfere.
I do mean that Mr. (5reville Moore will
never kill himself with overwork, unless
he dies from too mudi cricket or lawn
"You naughty child." but there was
no mistaking the fun in his voice now.
"I shall report all your hard speeches to
Orevillc when I see him; do you think
II fine young man is to slave and toil nil
his best years away? A little harmless
fun will not hurt him ; he is strengthen
ing his mind and his muscles at the name
Alison and her mint exchanged amused
glances at this. They both thought highly
of the young man, who was indeed n
sweet tempered, honest fellow, with plen
ty of good in hi in. though hardly up to
Miss Carrington's idea of "thorough;" in
deed, he wsr a favorite with most people;
but it was droll and at the same time
almost touching lo s-e Mr, Moore's im
plicit faith in his grandson, who was ver
ily the old man's Hcnoni and Benjamin
"the son of his sorrow" as well as the
"son of his right hand."
Teople said Miss Carrington's Wednes
days were nlways fine, that she had bet
ter fortuue in that respect than other
folk, and certainly the weather favored
her on this occasion, for it was the very
perfection of u June afternoon, with plen
ty of sunshine and freshness to mitigate
These Wednesdays were very popular
In the neighborhood. Miss Carrington
was a charming hostess; she had just
the right knack of entertaining people;
she welcomed them heartily, put them
at their case with themselves and other
Tieople. then left them to be as free as
her own butterflies. The little wicket gate
between Moss-side and Fernleigh was al
ways set open on these occasions; Miss
Carrington's lawn was devoted to lawn
tennis ; when they had finished their game
the young people were welcome to stroll
through Mr. Moore's garden, and make
themselves nt home in the cozy nooks and
nhady seats with which it abounded.
As a general rule, Mr. Moore seldom
mingled with the guests: his habits were
those of the recluse. A few of his old
friends who were sure of their welcome,
and one or two of his younger favorites,
would sometimes cross the threshold and
keep him company in the cool shaded
To these he would speak of his boy,
recounting endless anecdotes of his prow
ess nnd courage, and often making men
tion of his pupil Alison, or as he called
her. Sunny, for the young girl had been
a veritable sunbeam to her old tutor, mak
ing his darkened hours pass more quick
ly by tier ready sympathy and aptitude
On this afternoon he was not nlone.
A young man in a light gray summer suit,
witli a sunburnt, handsome face, was
standing by the window looking at the
knots of people already gathering on
Miss Carrington's lawn, with a humor
ous, half-vexed expression In his wide
open blue eyes.
"What a lot of people!" he grumbled.
"I believe all Kiverston is there; there
are three boats full, and two sets of
lawn tennis forming, and I do not know
how many more; tliere goes Miss Merle
Miss Alison, I mean. What a bore, grand
father, that I forgot all about Miss Car
rington's Wednesday, and I shall have to
go up to London to-morrow,'
"Why, the more the merrier." Is not
that the opinion of young folk like you?"
returned Mr. Moore, smiling. "Xow, 'If
I said that I wanted you all to myself
for this one day you have spared me that
would only be an old man's selfishness,
nnd I should be ashamed of myself for
giving It utterance. But you are not
generally bo unsociable, Greville."
"Tliere is a regular crowd," returned
the young fellow, still more pettishly.
"I shall not be able to speak to Miss
Carrington, pr to Miss Alison either ; and
you forgot, grandfather, that I shall be
off to Keswick the day after to-morrow
for six weeks at least."
"I am not likely to forget that, my boy.
Well, It is a pity if you ure not pleased,
for tihey are going to keep it up unusu
ally late; there is to be music on the
lawn. Sunny has been telling me all
about It. The moonlight Is so clear that
Miss Diana has given in to the notion,
and young Hepworth has brought his
cornet. If I were you, lad, I would Just
make the best of U, and join In merrily
Ith the rest,"
"And leave you sitting here alone,
grandfather? And I thought we should
have just ono of our old evenings on the
river, and I should row you and Miss
Carrington, and ber niece to the Long
"Nay. lad, I am not likely to be long
nlone; tho vicar will be In by arid by
for chat, nnd most likely Mrs. Ilendrlik
nnd one or two others. Miss Dlnua will
drop In, Just to tell me how things pro-
fre. citnl .Qiuint- frtr elm tioi'Al tin?l0nf
me. Come, come, it Is not like you to
; sulk, boy t I want to hear you laugh with
the others; It will make me feel young
myself. And, Orevllle," with n sudden
tenderness In his voice, "we have shaken
hands, but until I feel you 1 shall not
beliovo my boy Is really with me."
Tho young man's cloudy face cleared
In a moment, he left his placo nt once,
and dropped down on one kneo beside his
grandfather's chair, and a sort of laugh
ing light came In his eyes.
"You foolish old granddad," he said;
"yon have not grown a bit wiser." And
then he knelt patiently while the thin,
wrinkled hand passed softly over the
merry face, and felt the broad, stalwart
shoulders, and then rested llngcrlngly on
"Heaven bless you, lad, you are strong
and broad-shouldered like Gerard; you
nra every Inch ns fine d man as your
father. Grow like him, my boy. Though
he was my own son, I will nlways say
there are not many liko him; there, 1
must not keep you from the young folkt
to listen to an old man's maunderiugs.
Tell Sunny that she Is to be good to you,
as you have not many hours at home.
Oh, there's Mrs. Ileudrick's step on the
gravel ; she has stolen a march on the
vicar. Now you can leavo me with an
It was evident Greville needed no fur
ther bidding. He rose to his feet at once
nnd strolled out Into the veranda, cast
ing comprehensive glances over both gar
dens; then, satisfying himself that n cer
tain broad-brimmed hat belonged to the
person for whom he was In search, he
went leisurely through the little gate and
tracked it by sundry winding pnths to
the river bank.
A little group of girls was gathered
round a boat. They were evidently play
ing at hide-and-seek with their would-be
escort, to the mischievous glee of a young
Etonian of tender nge, as befitted jackets
nnd turn-down collnrs.
"Come along, girls." he shouted. "Let
tie and Dora, why don't you jump iul
And, Miss Alison, you promised to steer.
"Not so fast. Jack ; wherc's the hur
ry?" called out a fresh voice ; and at tin
merry tones Alison turned round with a
"Oh. Mr. Greville!" nnd her bright
face looked brighter still at the unex
pected sight of her old friend. "What
does this mean? Mr. Moore never hinted
nt your coming. I do not believe Aunt
Diana knows, either."
"I thought I would just run down nnd
have a look at you all before I started
for Keswick," returned the young man
with, assumed carelessness. "I forgot all
about Miss Carrington's Wednesday Pop
ulars; never mind, I have just arrived in
time for the fun. How do you do. Miss
Dora? Miss Lettice, I should hardly
have known you ; you have so grown.
Well, what's the matter, Jack?" for the
boy was grumbling audibly.
"Only Fortescue and that other fellow
will be down upon us directly, nnd the
girls made me promise to get undr way
before they came to spoil everything. Let
tie nnd Dora want to pick forget-me-nots
on the Long Island there are quanti
ties on the east side, where we had our
picnic last year."
"All right, I'm your man. Miss Ali
son, if you will be good enough to steer.
Jack and I will soon row you across."
And suiting his actions to bis words.
Greville assisted the girls into the boat;
and promptly taking an oar, they were
soon gliding down the river.
Now and then tiiey passed other boats
with which they exchanged greetings, and
once, as they came to a reedy island, a
swan came out with ruffled plumage and
angry and stretched neck, and would have
pursued them, ouly Jack threatened her
with his oar.
"I "suppose tliere nre some young ones
in there," observed Greville, thoughtful
ly; and then he let them drift a moment
as lie contemplated the scene. The broad
gleaming river flowing so smoothly be
tween Its banks; the meadow land dotted
with groups of cattle worthy of the brush
of Vicat Cole; the girls' happy faces
faces tli at had been familiar to him from
boyhood, for Dora and Lettice Morville
had been old playfellows of his; their
simple summer dresses all made up the
adjuncts of a pleasant picture that he
might carry away and remember.
In a few minutes they had landed,
and Jack, who was the hero of the hour,
for It was he, who had planned this little
excursion, was leading them proudly to
the little sheltered island, where the
ground was blue with the tiny flowers!
and in another moment they were all
busily at work. In the Intervals of his
labor, Greville found time for a sentence
or two with Alison ; and by and by he
Induced her to rest for a moment on a
mossy log, that had lain there for years.
"I suppose we must be going back
now," observed Alison, regretfully, ns she
watched the otters' busy movements.
"Aunt Diana will want me to assist her
with the tea. She knew we were com
ing, for Jack was put in charge of us;
but she told us not to be long. Dora
and I have been wanting to come here
"It is a bore going back to the other
people," returned Greville, lazily; "there
is a host of things I wanted to consult
you about. I have an Idea ! I will get
Miss Dora to take my oar, and I know
Miss Lettice loves steering, and then we
can manage to get a little conversation."
And as things were arranged after this
fashion, Greville was soon engaged in an
animated account of his last term's do
ings. Their return was hailed with delight
by the young people, who were gathered
on the lawn. While Do 'a put their
treasured forget-me-nots in the water,
Lettice and Alison hurried into the stu
dio, where they knew Miss Carrington
would be busy over the tea table; and
Greville, after exchanging greetings with
his friends, followed them more leisurely.
"Well, girls," observed Miss Carring
ton, brightly, "you see you have your
work before you ; all these good folk .to
servo with tea and strawberries. By the
bye, Allle, a little bird tells me that
Greville has put In an appearance. Why,
bless the lad, there he is," as Grevllle's
amused face suddenly confronted her, and
her hands were grasped, and then de
"Miss Carrington, I mean to hare a
good look at you. I hare not seen py
ono so worth looking nt since I left
"Go away, you foolish boy," was Miss
Carrington's response to this. "I nm too
busy to listen to your flattery;" but her
gray eyes softened as they rested on the
young man's handsome face. She lmd
known him from boyhood. It was she
who had closed his dead mother's eyes, In
whoso loving arms the little fellow lind
often nestled In those first snd days when
tho atricken household were too much
engaged to caro for the lonely child ; when
he would follow his dear Clara, ns ho
called her, nil over the house, with un
certain, toddling footsteps, to mend some
broken toy, or help him out of some tiny
difficulty; and he was dear to her now,
dearer even than Alison.
"I nn going to stop nnd help you," rt
turned Greville, with gay defiance of her
mandate. "Is that cup of ten for Mrs.
Morville? She is sitting so cozlly in
the honeysuckle nrbor with old Miss
Kfflngham, that It seems a pity to disturb
"Old Miss Effingham, Indeed!" ejacu
lated Miss Carrington. "you disrespect
ful boy, when you know she is my con
"Miss Carrington, you will never be old
In my eyes," wns the gallant reply. "I
think you grow younger every time I
"Humph, I hope not. I should be sorrj
to live forever In this sort of world, un
less you young people improve It very
much. Now. Greville, you know our rules
for these. Wednesdays. This Is Liberty
Hall; if the ladies like their mtnl nl
tresco, there are plenty of gentlemen ser
vitors to gratify their whims. Now. take
tills tray of tea and striwborrWto tho
honeysucklo nrbor, nnd I will get rrndy
nnother for your grandfather nnd Mrs.
Hendrlck. Jnck, whnt have ynu done
with your sister Dora? We want nil
hnnds just now."
After ten the tennis nets were Inker,
down nnd tho notes of a cornet began to
mnke Itself heard; then singing began in
earnest, and Miss Carrington nnd her
elder guests joined in the irt song. Gre
ville nnd Alison had been singing togeth
er, and when Alison wns tired they stroll
ed down one of the pnths In his grand
father's garden. Just now It was de
serted, and they had It to themselves ;
this was the opportunity Alison wanted,
for she begnn nt once: ,
"Mr. Greville. I do hope you mean tt.
work when you nre at Keswick: Aunt
Diana said the other day that she knew
how disappointed Mr. Moore would be if
you failed to take your degree. And I
am afraid" hesitating, ns though she
fenred to give him pain "I am afraid,
from what you told us in the bont, that
you have not done much this term."
Greville bit his lip, nnd a cloud came
over his face.
"What makes you think so?" he asked,
"Your own words," she returned, so
softly that his man's pride could not take
alarm. "Please do not be offended with
me; we have always spoken the truth to
each other: but nil this cricket, tennis,
boating nnd riding nbout must have hin
dered work. Aunt Diana says may I go
on?" a little- timidly.
"Yes, yes," rather Impatiently. '
"Aunt Diana says and you know bow
wise she is that though your grandfath
er tins set his heart on your taking a
good degree, he will never tell you so, or
let you know if you disappoint him. It
is just because he is so kirrtl and gener
ous, and gives you full liberty that. she
says, you owe him a grand return that
your work and all you do must be for his
"I see, I sec." returned the young man
hastily. He had flushed a little over her
words, as though they had gone home to
his conscience. "Ves, grandfather Is far
too good to me. I do not half deserve
to belong to the dear old man. I'll make
a clean breast of It. Miss Alison. I hav
not worked as I ought, nnd that is tht
truth and the whole truth."
"Oh, Mr. Greville. what a pity!" fell
still more softly from Alison's lips.
"Yes," he returned a little gloomllj,
"it is a pity; but I will promise you one
thing" his manner changing into earn
estness "I will work this summer. I
will turn over a new leaf nnd try and
make up for lost time. When 1 come back
In August you shall not have to find fault
Ah, he did not know that when Augusi
came he should no longer find Alison
(To be continued.)
STUDIES SPEED OP ANIMALS.
European ICnuliieer Given Surjirlnliitf
IlenullM of I.oiiK Obxervntlun.
For fifteen yearn Joseph Olshuusen,
u European engineer, linn been study
ing the speeds or many kind of anltnals.
Man reaches remarkable velocities, but
only by artificial aids, a good pedes
trlan's rate being a sixteenth of a mile
In twelve seconds, , while a German
soldier marches three miles an hour
and live miles quickstep. The greatest
speed of an athlete thus far noted is
the initial velocity of 393 Inches a sec
ond of a broad Juniper.
The averager swimmer's rate Is thlr
ty-iilue inches a second, the oarsman's
In an eight-oared barge is 107 inches
and the skater's Is nine to ten yards,
wiille the runner on skis has made
twenty-four yards a second nnd the
Jumper on skis has reached almost
forty yards. The record on a bicycle
is sixty-six yards a second. Tho horso
iuakes long gallops at six miles an
hour, the fustest dog tho Husslun
wolf hound shows seventy-tlvo feet a
second and the gazelle attains eighty
feet a second.
Aided by, winds tho ostrlcii Is the
fastest runner, sometimes making nine-ty-clgjjt
feet a second. In measured
flights tho Virginia rnlnplper Imp n
record of 7,500 yards n minute and Uiu
European swallow has exceeded 8,000
yards. Tho slowest creatures nro
snails and certain small beetles, a
healthy snail's highest speed being flvo
nnd one-half Inches an hour.
For fractions of a second certain
small crcnturcs have almost Incredible
.speeds, a mouse of tho African descrlp-
tlon Jumping ten root at tho rate or
800 feet a second, while the common
flea Jumps with an Initial velocity of
850 feet, or ten miles a minute.
Attend the lilltnte.
The runners' lustituto season ! nt
hnnd. Now, Mr. Farmer, theso meet
ings nro for yon. They nre held for tho
puriKiso of bringing you unit your neigh
bors together to discuss the fundamen
tal principles nnd facts concerning your
great business. Rtato speakers will ho
on hnnd to Instruct nnd lead tho dis
cussions, but you must bo there to get
any benefit from the meetings. It Is
your duty to yourself nnd your neigh
bors to attend and tnko part In tho
fanners' Institute when It Is held In
your county or township. Do not go
In n critical mood, but go with n deslro
to learn more nbout farmlng-niid If you
have some problem that Is worrying
you, tell nbout It and may ho someone
can help you out. lVrhnjw your experi
ences will bo of direct vnluo to some
other man who Is having a hard time.
Tho farmers' Institutes were estab
lished for the snme purpose ns our ag
ricultural colleges and experiment sta
tions; for tho purpose of furthering the
cause of agricultural education; of
helping the man on tho farm better un
derstand his business nnd-thereby nmko
n greater success. The State speakers
are all thoroughly practical men nnd
women who have had experience In
whnt they talk about and nro willing
to give help nnd Information whenever
they can. But the success of any farm
ers' Institute meeting will depend upon
the farmers themselves whether they
will uttend nnd take part in the pro
grams. Enthusiasm Is generally mark
ed by numbers nnd when an enthusi
astic body of men got together, there
In sure to be some good come of It.
The So-CnIIcd AlnUn" When!.
The Bureau of Plant Industry has
prepared tho following statement In
anticipation of inquiries concerning
A variety of wheat under the nnmo
of "Alaska" Is being widely advertised
ns capable of yielding at the rate of
200 bushels to the ncre 'tinder ordinary
soil conditions" nnd even better "under
extra conditions." It Is stated that
this variety wns found growing wild in
Alaska, nnd clnlms of the most ex
travagant nature are mnde for It In
consequence of this notoriety the de
partment Is receiving many requests for
This type of wheat hns been known
for mnny years both In this country nnd
In Europe. It hns been tried nt several
state experiment stations In the west
ern part or tho United States during
Hip past fifteen yenrs, but nowhere have
the yields been high enough to merit
attention. Tho wheat hns been grown
to a very limited extent on certain
heavy undralncd soils In France for
many yenrs. In such locations It Is
snld to yield rather better than ordin
ary wheat, but ns It Is one of tho pocr
cst wheats known for making flour. It
Is never grown where ordinary varieties
f 'wheat will thrive.
Homrtnnile Peed Cotter,
An old lawn mower can bo arranged
to make a fairly satisfactory straw or
feed cutter. One must rig up n hopper,
as shown In the sketch, nnd attach the
mower to the lower end of It so that
the straw or grain will Just strike the
knives where, the grass usually comes
Into the mower. A crank and a belt
arrangement makes It easy for one man
to feed nnd turn the tho cutter. This
Is n good uso for a lawn mower In the
winter time when It Is not working
outdoors. Farm and Home.
KeepliiK Milk Street,
In some of the milk studies made at
tho New York Agricultural Experiment
Station (Geneva), It was observed that
carbonic add gas In the milk tended
to prevent Its souring. This seemed
worthy of further Investigation and a
series of tests was conducted In which
tho gas was combined with tho milk
under vurylng pressures, using tho
ordinary soda water charges and seal
ing tho bottles to retain tho gas nnd
extiudo the nlr. With tho hlgh'jr
pressures of gas, souring of tho milk
was - delayed indefinitely ; ns bottles
charged under pressure of 175 pounds
to tho Inch remained sweet for flvo
months. Tho milk thus treated unkes
nn agreeable drink, and It Is believed
that tho process will be valuable for
preserving milk for uso on sea-going
vessels, In hospitals, and clsowherc.
Full details of tho tests nro 'given in
Bulletin No. 21)2 of the station, which
may bo obtained on application.
I'ralrle liar nml Corn,
As tho result of some experiments
In fattening cattle, It was shown that
when prairie hny was fed with corn
alone It gavo small, unsatisfactory
gains and very little profit, '
WOIIKINO THE IJIWN 1IOWKU.
It has been found by Government
exerts that' tho poisonous action of tho
loco weed Is duo to barium. Investiga
tions Imvo been In progress for tho past
few years to determine t.ho causo of
this condition of mugo stock, which
has como to by known ns "locoed." Tho
reason tho weed Is so poisonous In somo
sections and not In others Is that on
some soils It contains no barium. Tho
Bureau of Plant Industry, In a recont
bulletin, says that It Is possible to kill
out tho weeds If tho pastures nro
fenced, as tho weeds grow In pntelns.
Thero Is no feasible way of ridding
ranges of tho weeds, however.
It wns found that locoed cattle can
In most cases ho cured by. n courso of
treatment with strychnine, whllo
locoed horses can generally bo cured by
a courso of treatment with" Fowler's
solutions. Tho animals under treat
ment must not bo nllowed to cat tho
loco weed nnd should bo given only
nutrlous food, but ns far as posslblo
fowl with laxative properties. To this
end magnesium sulphate wan ndtulnli
tered to correct tho constipation, which
Is almost, universal among loeood ani
mals. It should he noted, too, that
magnesium sulphate may servo to somo
extent as an antidote to tho poison.
DlPIilutf' Fowl tor 1. 1 cr.
To treat a number of fowls Individ
(tally with loiiHO powder In a tedious,
unpleasant tnslc. An easier nnd equally
successful plan Is to dip the fowls In
a reliable brand of sheet) Hp
Hold the fowls by tho legs, heads
down, with one hand supporting their
heads. Let thc-solntlon cover every
part of tho body from the toes up, ex
cept the head nnd eyes of the hen. lie
serve thin part until Inst, ns tho hens
gnnp and struggle when their heads go
under. Pull the fowls to nnd fro sev
eral times In the tub, which Insures the
solution percolating through (he feath
ers and reaching nil sections of the
Keep each fowl In the solution not
less than one full minute, and two min
utes Is often better. Dipping should be
performed only on warm, clear days so
the fowls can afterwards dry them
selves In the sun and will not catch
colds. Agricultural Epltomlst.
f.rnft anil Stock.
The question of the Influeuco of the
stock on tho graft nnd vlco versa has
been much discussed. The experiments
recorded by M. L. Gulgnnrd In the
Comptcs Itendus were mnde with it
view of discovering whether thero Is
any migration of chemical substances
from the one to the other. Plants rich
In compounds of hydrocyanic acid wero
chosen., as this Is easy to detect. It was
found that when a plant coutnlnlng a
hydrocyanic glucoslde Is grafted on ono
destitute of It, or Invented, there Is no
passage of this substance rom the ono
to the other. Tho genernl conclusion
seems to be that grafting In n sort of
artificial symbiosis In which each spe
cies retains Its Individuality.
Not a Care-All.
A great many hnvo had an Idea that
pasteurization was going to solvo nil
of the difficulties regarding our milk
supply, but after n close study of tho
matter we believe that It In often used
as a cure-all for milk and cream that
Is not fit for human consumption. It
has been proven that the pasteuriza
tion given In the usual commercial way
kills only the lactic acid germs which
nature placed In the milk as a pro
tection, while the pathological germs
which nre the real menace to health nro
left In an alkaline Instead of nu acid
medium nil ready. to multiply when
other conditions nro favorable.
Ilrenklnj; n Colt.
Every farmer's boy should break ,
colt to ride and drive before, ho can
call his education complete. It will bo
nn experience that the hoy will ho
proud of ami which will do hlni much
good. Three things must bo taught
every colt to make It useful. They nro
courage, obedience and good workman
ship. The first is necessary to prevent
horses becoming frightened at unusual
things; the second is required In order
that It may ho of good service, and In
the third ease tho horse's value depends
upon the neatness and consistency with
which it performs Its work. Mold and
Oooil I'cnrii Wire Splicer.
Thero aro not many people who know
how to mnko a good neat wlro spllco.
In tho plcluro llguro A shows tho llrst
movement and flguro it tho ends after
they hnvo finally been secured.
Vnluo of a Cor,
A Denver dealer In dairy cows places
tho valuation of an nnlmnl by fixing
tho prlco at tho rnto of $12 a gallon of
milk given dally rich enough to show
per cent of fat. To this prlco ho
adds or subtracts $1 toi every ono
fourth of ono per cent, By this ruio a
cow Is bought entirely on her merit
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Patrons of (UniS
Immho Indulged in n mil J !S"
wmblo this .uornhig 1 2""'
'inan ity f ymm Win, ,
for tho Kansas City Hontl W Ke
Comimnv. s,.v. 11 7,,"uhfn lUOt.
Thon, were ,CX k
posed of, Including pllI1Pr .
eases and trunks.' ' unn,lb4. tolt
' "i ino p eces wero
dilapidated, The unuK nf T lt"
touts was kept secret J J"
era experienced the r nl
t'm ofhuy... plginnpX ?t
tiers wore guided largely & !, m
m to the vnluo of ftSiljl
would frequently cf.'
fhlon for. n snmu jmS l'W
n offer could bo swured ?0r Wd"
0110 of similar appearance "di3
con.o In small package- ,va ,,, fj
miwthnt seemed to bo In tho m! 0'
n nmjorlty of lc J"
"Oh-h-l Hero n , .
KH'Hllo," cried the iwlgftfr
peeking carefully Intn n , J
tho oiivc oping p,)or Vnmm
red, too." " 11
Tills bit of Information w intlt!nM
tho Imagination of ft stout coIonTT
an that she bid -10 cctils
offer mid wns awarded thcPrl Jl
Hho had a chance to cIhuiro he, Z
Tho package coutnlned a kmZ
Well-tralned employes pawed untk.
various objects to tho nlatr,,!.
which tho auctioneer held forth ul
hags, "telescojies" and trunltiwrek
borlonsly hojsted up, the Mm link
ing and groaning in an alTctUtlojtf
bone wrenching effort. The Instaut 1
snlo was concluded the object wMm.
ceremoniously slapis-d off tho platform,
usually giving out n hollow
lightly struck the floor. A (trntitlcgm.
ployo tugged desperately t a top
cloth ''telescope" and slummed It don
with n crash on the platform.
"There you nro!" exclaimed the !.
tfltllOlll f HlttllMllimtlir im.AU 1.
valine full of gold nuggcU lost t; 1
miner returning from the Klondike.
How much nm I offered V
'Eighty cents wn bid and icctptd,
Pushed from the platform, t.d !
hcoio" fell with n sound that smalt
takably proved It empty. Tht awl
roared with laughter.
A largo crowd nttended the sate t&l
tho bidding was spirited, though tt
advances In offers seldom exceeded i
cents nt n time.
Wit of the Youngsters
Tommy Where linve you been. Wil
lie? Willie Been fUhln' Tomaj-
Catch anything? Willie Not yet; bot
I will when I get home.
Teacher Whnt Is nn engineer, loa
my? Tommy A umu that workt it
engine. Teacher That's fljbt Sm
Iiilinnv u-hiit Ik n nlnncerl Jobtffil-
A woman that works n plana
vmv fiiul" Mid the EasdJl
tmlinit tixmlior. "whnt tan fOU tell Et
....... .a . ., t..M4 HVAthlrtf" ifr
11IHJI1L Slllillll Illll. illVI -"' O' '
1 imiiitii't tntk nbout noonlebeblad their
I I. la tiriivor M fOU0!
vr viihiiii? 1
uh I am."
"Tho Hlble wij-s U'ere will to wn
rvlnir in heaven," u!d small llarrf- j
wonder If that Is truer
i mniiMi his llltlo sister. -iwwp
.' tur re
tho women marry win."
11w.11 in Hut nlnee?"
Hmall Harold una nnsp
a picture of a horse on his itote
, ,o .picrled, "enn Qod w J
. . i f a nn
.......nt. .,ii,.,m 1 in mid. in""-
will laugh when itoimMiW
. .. Illnholr.
Obtain a piece of blnctorif '
. 1.. 1. ..-nil n nMdl!11
tatirn 1 rifiu 111 il -
- - . . for
place a very mmm V-a d
.11 nlllT"BJIJI '
Pl or gm to a strip
liimu.r will -I II lenr .,.
lumn .lH "'J.,,, sudden!10
UlVfl. II. I1U11VM M " " . t-l
t ...il 1 inter 11 mi
urnw uiu '" i.i.n..
obfect. tho latter will He ' ut
l " ' 1- .1.,. uin-iiiikeii ejv- ,
reilHim in nm.- . ncjj, 1
to approach with .""';
1. ... n tl.T II II niUl.v. - ,
only well, but, m
s hotter tliim with tup
n.i.. 11 1 ir lit A
, .... ,
... ..nil Hlllll I . ...
"I assure ji'i -
1 nHHiiro voUi BB1U ifoi
su.totlmt Mvn ot -
..you needn't," w'm
'I'll Bay 'yes' Hi""' 0110 w
"..you needn't," rej.i ea - ,
tl .( DIV
II A .wl lllllt IS . ,lnM
"just UHlt mo 1. i ' MflBlttf
to marry ymt unuw .v
II . - " . r. I
Aspinmi. .i mec"-
nrofessor. Now Vj um lt li
niuk w..... .naSOr c"
Tim on y Ul" Ihtf
their wives' rn
them Into a earn- -