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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1910)
Author of "A Crooked Path," "Mld, Wlfo or Widow." "By
Woman's Wit," "Boaton' Bargain "A Life Intorest."
"Mont'i Choloo." "A Womm'i Hort."
Mrs. Savlllo had invited Borne friends
wllrt yxrnra tinaatncr t )i mil crh Pnfll t CI
dino with her that day, so Hope felt
no compunction about leaving her
alone, though she was by no means
anxious to accompany Miss Dacre,
whoso rnnntnnt cnnfldpiipps nbout Lum
ley made her feel uncomfortable; for
during his visit lo Dresden she had
perceived wnat was tne real attrac
tion which hrniitrhf him thnrn. nnd she
liad a sense of guilt towards Miss Da
cro which oppressed her.
"However, she will be going away
soon," was her reflection as she dress
ed, always in black, but not now in
such mourning black lace over black
satin, her snowy neck and arms snow
ing through their transparent cover
ing, and a Jet comb shining among the
abundant colls of her rich, dark-chest
"I am so dnd von rniilri come!"
cried Miss Dacre, when she got into
tho carriage. "I cannot go quite by
myself, and there is no one else in
Paris I care to have. Do you know,
my father says he thinks he saw
George Lumley on the Boulevards this
"Indeed! Well, we have seen noth
ing of him."
The house was crowded with a bril
liant audience. The music was light
and -sparkling. Many glasses were
turned to the box occupied by the two
Hope Desmond had had a budget from
her faithful friend Miss Rawson that
evening, and something in the con
tents had sent her forth with a bright
color and a smiling face. Even Miss
Dacre, self-absorbed as she usually
was, thought, "How handsome Hope is
That young lady, who had been
sweeping the house with her opera
glass, suddenly started, and exclaim
ed. "Why, there is George Lumley In
the balcony opposite! He Is with Lord
Everton. Is It not extraordinary? as
soon as I come to Paris he appears.
Stay! he sees us; they are coming
over. I don't know how it is, but I
felt I should meet him here."
In a few minutes the door of the box
opened to admit Lord Everton and his
"Well, Miss Dacre. this Is an unex
pected pleasure." said the gallant old
peer. "I met Castleton a couple of
hours ago, and he told me you were
coming here to-night Then this young
scapegrace called at my au quatrieme,
and we agreed to look you up."
"I Baw Richard Saville in town the
day before yesterday," said Captain
ILumley as he shook hands with Miss
Desmond. "He told me you were in
3arls; and here I am."
"It Is the best time for Paris, every
thing looks so bright and gay," she re
turned, with some slight embarrass
ment. "Rather different from Dres
den." "I hope there may be a change from
the Dresden tone," he replied, with
some significance. Then he turned to
.greet Miss Dacre with great cordial
ity, and while they talked with much
.-animation Lord Everton addressed
"Delighted to see you! So glad you
rjhave not inserted my distinguished
afiter-ln-law. You remind me of Una
and the Lion, or I might say the TI
rger. The softening power you have
exercisVjd is amazing. I only wish the"
process extended in widening circles
to embrace a few more than your fa
"I wish I possessed the power you
credit me with," returned 'Hope, smil
ing, as she made room for him beside
her. She was always amused with the
hoylsh old peer, who showed her a de
cree of kindly attention which touch
"And how are you getting on?" he
continued, In a confidential tone. "I
know that good fellow Rawson count
ed on you as an ally In the cause of
Madame's prodigal son."
"I do not get on at all. I have had
but one chance of pleading for him,
and I am afraid I made little or no
Impression. Mrs. Saville has been
profoundly offended. Naturally, she
will find it bard to forgive."
"She is somewhat adamantine. If
you succeed with her I Bhall say you
'are a deucedly clever young woman.
Still, I am inclined to back you. I
must tell Hugh what a first-rate ad
vocate he has. I had a letter from
him a few days ago. His ship will be
out of commission let me see, in less
than five months. The present First
Lord Is an old Bchoolfellow of mine,
and he wants a lift with him. Ho must
Keep up, you know, now he is a mar
ried man poor beggar! Then, In a
way, I am responsible for his Bins,"
"Oh, indeed!" salJ Hope, looking at
him with eager, earnest eyes.
"Yea; I knew old Hilton for years,
off and on. He wasn't i bad fellow at
all very much in my own line; and
I am not at all a bod fellow, I assure
"I am sure you are not," returned
Hope, with a caressing smile.
"What a sweet soul you are to say
so!" showing all his still white teoth
in a genial laugh. "Then he, Hugh,
met the daughter an uncommon girl,
I believe, sang divinely, and all that"
"Did you know her too?" asked
"Well, I have seen heir, years ago,
when she was In short frocks with n
pigtail. Then she was away in Eng
land for some time, but Hilton did not
consider It prudent to cross tho Chan
nel. Anyhow, Hugh is most anxious
about his precious wife, and fears she
may get into trouble during his ab
sence I am thinking of running down
to Nice to look her up. Sho is there
still, isn't she?"
"I think that is, Mr. Rawson
thinks she has left You had better
"I will," with some significance
"May I call upon her lmporlous High
ness, do you think?"
"I can hardly tell. You might leave
a card. I am inclined to think thai
she would bo pleased by your kind ef
fort to further her son's Interest"
"That Is a little encouraging. Hugh
has always been a favorite of mine.
He is a fine fellow, and I do not think
he will revenge himself on the poor
girl who Is the innocent cause of bis
misfortunes. Gad! a sweet charming
woman is worth paying dear for!"
a sentiment which seemed to touch his
hearer, for she gave him a soft lin
gering, tearful glance, which, "had I
been some twenty years younger,"
thought the old boy, "I should have
felt inclined to repay with a kiss."
Miss Dacre's bright beady eyes
danced In her head with delight as
she chattered volubly to Lumley,
whose face grew rather sulky as he
listened, scarcely deigning to reply.
Here a welcome Interruption came In
the shape of one of the English at
taches, for whom Lumley Immediately
vacated his seat; and, as Lord Everton
wished to say a word to one of the
singers, he departed behind the scenes,
and Lumley slipped Into his place.
"My uncle was fortunate in secur
ing your devoted attention, Miss Des
mond." "Yes; he always interests me."
"Lucky old fellow! What have you
been doing with yourself?" continued
Lumley, looking earnestly at her.
"You are looking pale and thin, and
your eyes "
Hope interrupted him by holding up
a finger. "What a rude speech!" she
"You ought to know by this time
that I am too deeply Interested in you
to pay you compliments."
"And you ought to know by this
time, Captain Lumley, that I am an
ungrateful creature and not deserving
of your Interest."
"Whether you deserve it or not, I
can't help feeling It."
"Has Mr. Saville any thoughts of
coming to Paris?"
"I don't know. He will probably
pay his respected mamma a visit. He
Is at present deeply engaged assisting
a desperate female antiquarian who Is
collecting materials for the history of
Queen Bertha, or Boadicea, or some
such remote potentate. Whether she
will end by leading him to the hy
meneal altar is uncertain; but it Is
"I earnestly hope poor Mrs. Saville
may be spared this last straw," ex
claimed Hope, smiling.
"I am sure I don't care. I only care
for my own troubles. I have been the
most miserable beggar In existence for
the last four or five months, hoping
and fearing, and dragged every way.
I am resolved to put an end to this in
fernal uncertainty and know my fate.
Don't you think I am right?"
"How can I tell?" Hope was begin
ning, when Miss Dacre broke in: "You
will come back to sup with me, will
you not, Miss Desmond? Captain
Lumley and Lord Everton are coming,
and Lady Delamere, and Monsieur de
la Tallle. I will send my maid homo
with you after." "
"Many thanks, MIbs Dacre, I really
must not" --n animated argument
followed; but Hopo Desmond stuck to
her resolution, and, declining Captain
Lumley's proffered escort drove back
to Meurlce's alone.
Mrs. Saville was rather amused In
Paris; she met many acquaintances
who did not bore her, and Bhe tolerat
ed Captain Lumley's visits more good
humoredly than formerly, chiefly bo
cause he was quiet
About a week after Hope had gone
to the opera with Miss Dacre, Mrs. Sa
ville had gone to drive in the Bols
with an invalid dowager duchess who
was on ier way to some famous
health-resort In ' Switzerland, and
Hope, having finished her weekly let
ter, went out to post It, proceeding af
terwards to do some Bhopping. On
her way back, near the Theatro Fran
cala, she met Lumley, who immediate
ly tnj-ninl with hnr. ThftV Wftlkod rath
er silently to tho hotel, Hopo feeling
very anxious to get rid of him, yot
somohow deterred from 'noting" with
decision, but a certain air, of resolu
tion, by no means usual, which per
vadod his fnco and voico seemed to
hold her back.
"Has Mrs. Savlllo returned?" asked
Hopo of tho waiter who attended their
Buito of roomB.
"Not yot, madomolsolle," ho ropllcd.
Then " sho began, holding out
her hand to Lumley; but ho did not
"It you will allow mo, I will como
In and wait for her," ho Bald, with
so much decision that sho felt it would
bo easior to lot him como in than to
resist. Ho thoroforo followed her up
Btalrs to tho ploasant salon, looking
out on the Tullorles gardens, whoro
Hopo took oft hor hat, intending to
supply him with a nowspapor and
loavo him to his own reflections. This
plan was nipped In tho bud.
Having walked to tho window and
looked out for a minute, Lumioy re
turned and closed tho door. Standing
between It and Hopo, ho Baid, very
quietly, "This Is tho flrst chanco I
have had of speaking to you, and I im
plore you to hoar mo. I Insist on your
hearing mo. You have treated mo
with tho most Insulting lndlfferenco,
and obstinately refused to understand
tho feelings I havo tried to show you.
Now I am determined to speak out I
am madly In lovo with you. I .would
sacrifice everything and every ono for
you. I nm desperately in earnest
Promiso that you will love me. that
you will even try to love mo, and I'll
I'll marry you to-morrow. No! hear
me further," as Hope attempted to
speak. "Just think ot tho different
life you would lead with mo. You
would have society, position, freedom.
Wo might bo obliged to pinch at flrst,
but nothing can keep the family es
tates from me when my father Is
gone; and I could always get money.
Then compare life with a husband
who adores you. with that of a sort
of upper servant to a cantankerous,
dictatorial, tyrannical old woman llko
my aunt Saville. You must not refuse
me. Hope. I'll blow out my brains if
you do." He tried to catch her hand,
which she quickly snatched away,
stepping back a pace or two, while Bho
grew alternately palo and red under
tho passionate gaze of tho eager young
"Now, you must listen to me, Cap
tain Lumley. You have distressed me
Infinitely. You ought to have under
stood by my manner that I wished to
avoid such an explanation to savo
you, as well as myself, the pain it
must cause. It Is Impossible that I
could love you as you wish. And It is
well I do not; for there 13 no reason
why you should grievo your parents
as your cousin has done his mother."
"That need not weigh with you,"
cried Lumley. "I wrote to my father
yesterday, and told him I should ask
you, and If you accepted me, as I
hoped you would, nothing should pro
vent our marriage."
"How lnsano of you!" said Hope,
greatly agitated. "Why could you not
see that I should never under any cir
cumstances have loved you, we are so
unlike In every way?"
"That'B no reason why we should
not bo perfectly happy; and see all I
can give you."
"All you could give has not a feath
er's weight with me. I am profound
ly grieved that I could not keep you
from this mortification. You will And
many good and charming women, who,
if you seek them, would lovo you well;
and I will even tell you that I have
no heart to give. I am engaged to a
man I love with all my soul, and no
one can put him out of my mind."
(To bo continued.)
How She Got the Job.
Sho was applying for a situation as
confidential clerk and typist, and ho
turned upon her a rapid fire of ques
tions: "Talk slang?"
"Know how to spell cat and dog cor
"Use the telephone every other min
"Usually toll everybody In the office
how much the firm owes and all tho
rest of the privato business you
He was thinking of something elm,
to aak her when sho took a hand In
tho matter and put a few queries.
"Smoko cigars when you're diclat
"Why er no."
"Slam things about when business 1
"Think you know enough about,
grammar and punctuation to appre
ciate a good typist when you get ono?"
"I I think bo."
"Want me to go to work, or is your
time worth so llttlo that "
"Kindly hang up your things and
lefso get at these letters." Tit-Bits.
"How do you pronounce s-t-i-n-g-y?
the teacher asked of tho young gentle
man nearest the foot of tho class, And
the smart boy Btood up and said It
depended a great deal whether tho
word applied to a man or a bee.
Keeulnir Him Gueaalnir,
Tim Would you scream If I kissed
Tessio I Bupposo you flatter your
self that I'd be Bpeechloss with Joy,
We all need more mercy than w
deBerve, therefore let us Judge onlj
with charity Furnlas,
" - .&i ZEr
Every farmer who foods corn fodder
knowB how difficult It is to pitch ho
manure from tho stables in whloh uw
stalks havo boon usod for fading.
When tho fork Is thrust into tho com
pact manure tho long stalks run bo
far in every direction and hold bo
tightly that tho man at tho fork uo
gins to think that ho will bo compelled
to lift tho entire bottom out of tne
stall with tho first forkful. Tho long
stalks make both loading and unload
ing of tho manuro very dlfllcult.
A Missouri farmer has Just given
his way. whloh wo think is a good
way, of feeding corn foddor to ranko
bettor bedding of the rofuso stalks and
to make tho handling of tho manuro
easier. Ho tics his corn fodder, or
corn stover, in bundles after huBklng,
for storage At feeding times ho takes
theso bundles and cuts them with an
ax across a largo woodon block into
thrco or four shorter longths. Thoso
short lengths aro then placed In tho
mangors for tho cows and horsos to
pick over and are then thrown Into
tho stables and stills for bedding. Ho
claims that etovor cut Into shorter
lengths is easier for tho stock to pick
ovor, that It helps to keep tho stalls
neator, and that It la better in many
ways. Whoro theso short lengths of
corn stilks are used In tho bedding
tho handling of the manuro Is cosy.
Corn stalks aro a valuablo by-product
of tho corn crop when usod in the
right way, and thcro aro many good
ways of using them. Dry corn stalks
aro porous, spongy, and aro good ab
sorbers of liquids. Thoy are bulky and
fill up fast, hence aid in keeping the
stall floors fully covorcd and tho ani
mals dry. Wheat, oat or rye straw
mltrn1 wr I r Vi flin 1vv ttrn atnllr hfwl
ding makes an almost complete ab
sorber of tho liquids and saves all or
tho rich fertilizers. Exchange.
Kducntlon and (he Soil.
One of tho populnr fallacies that is
rapidly losing ground is the idea that
any one with no provious training or
experience can be a successful farmer,
and one of tho chief agencies of en
lightenment Is the Governmont Bu
reau of Soils. This useful adjunct of
the Department of Agriculture is rap
idly completing Its Investigations of
tho actual values and needs of the
earth In various parts of the West,
and its reports will constitute a valu
able compendium for thoso already
engaged In agriculture to embark In
Tho government has risen to the
need of demonstrating that tho day of
haphazard and scratching of the sur
face of the earth is passed, and that
for most successful results practical
training. If not thorough scientific edu
cation, is needed. It is tho aim of tho
Bureau of 8ol!a to establish accurately
the nutrition values of tho earth in
varying sections for producing the
greatest abundance of suitable crops,
and with snch a deflnlto basis to help
the husbandman proceed with greater
certainty toward his goal of achieve
ment. This sort of official knowledge
Is sure to enable man to make many
blades of grass or grain grow whoro
few or nono grow before, for Its natu
ral development will bo the Intelligent
cultivation of every arable aero of
land that can bo made to yield a prof
itable crop. Twentieth Century Farm
Ifenii Tbnt Will Imt In Winter.
Tho latest characteristic which the
poultry raiser is endeavoring to estab
lish in tho several egg-Iaylng strains
of hens Is the early maturity of pul
lets, with the consequent laying, dur
ing tho season when eggs aro scarcest
and bring the highest prices.
A Maine breeder reports a lot of
twenty-nine April-hatched pullets
which wero selected because they had
begun to lay In tho latter part of Au
gust. From September 1 until the end of
April these blrda laid on an average of
115 eggs each, at a calculated profit
Df ovor $3 per bird. If auch profits
could be realized on tho majority of
tho hens kept for laying, tho elusive
fancy profits of tho poultry business
would be realized.
The breeding of poultry to typo Is
now ao generally accomplished that tho
suggestion to breed a race of birds
which will bo winter egg-producers
warrants tho belief In Its early achieve
ment lie 1 1 ii ir I. mill.
Many farmers believe that cultivat
ed land should bo given 'a "rest" ov
ery fow years In order to recuperate
from Its exhaustion In tho production
of crops. In some caseB tho land may
bo benefited somewhat, but, as a rule
where a tract is permitted to Ho fal
low for many months it becomes a
veritable hotbed for woods. These
flourish and sap Its beat qualities,
leaving it poor and Impoverished for
future crops. Tho boII la filled with
weed seeds and tho taBk of cultivat
ing it is rendered all tho harder. Rea
soning from cause to effect, It would
appear that tho moro ground 1b culti
vated the shorter its life as good pro
ductlve soil, but this doesn't work out
a practice. Weeds do moro harm to
land than any othor crop, Agricul
Irrigation of Alfl'
Tho Importance of nlfnlfa to west
ern farmers cannot well ho ovorostl
mated. A single ton of nlfnlfa may
savo tho lives of ninny hend of modi
by providing feed during abort porlodi
of cold, Btormy wouthor. Alfalfa can
not bo excelled ns a preparatory crop
on boIIs thnt have long boon unproduc
tive. Likewise It mnlntnlnR tho fortll
Ity of soils naturaly rich In plant
food, and If used ns u baso of rotntlon
makes possible abundant crop yloldi
of various kinds.
Notwithstanding Us present Import
anco and great valuo In Irrigation
farming, tho profits on tho area now
In nlfnlfa can bo greatly Increased II
moro enro and skill aro oxorclaod In
Perhaps tho most ossontlnl comii
tlons for tho production of nlfnlfa art
abundant Bunshlno, a high summoi
temperature, sufllclont moisture, and
a rich, deep, well drained soil. All
of theso essentials, savo moisture oxlat
naturally In tho arid region of the
United States, and when water is sup
plied It makes the conditions Ideal.
Although alfalfa can be successfully
grown under a wldo rnngo of soil con
ditions, yot all Wofltern lnnds are not
equally well adapted to Its growth.
How to determine tho suitability ot
hind for growing nlfnlfa under Irriga
tion, as well ns how to preparo tho
land. Is told in Farmers' Bulletin 373.
"Irrigation of Alfalfa." recently Issued
by tho U. S. Department of Agricul
ture. Tho bulletin discusses tho vnrl
ous methods ot Irrigating tho crop
and gives much useful information In
Three Ladder In One.
Not every family has a long and a
short ladder about tho house and It
often happens thnt where ono of thwio
will not suit tho othor will.
A Canadian has Invented a
ladder that nnswers both
purposes and when folded
(for It docs fold) takes up
less room than even tho old
stylo small ladder. This In
vention consists of n lad
der mado In thrco sections,
ono on tho othor nnd
hinged together on ono nldo
HECTio.fAf. and In tho back. On tho
laddkiu other sldo aro pins to keep
It In placo when It is extended to its
full length. Either In its extended or
Its short form this ladder Is a safe
one, but it has no back support nnd
must be leaned against tho wall. After
tho top section has been bent down on
ono aido it folds back and when tho
second section is down tho threo fold
together like a three-part screen.
When the ladder Is not in uso it can
bo stowed away behind a door or In
any corner as it does not tako up as
much room ns a chair.
Small Una Cot,
Tho hog cot illustrated horo Is 0 fx.
wldo. 8 ft. long nnd 6 ft. 2 In. high
In front nnd 3 fL high In tho rear.
The floor la built wltb 2 In. x i in
stringers, nnd the framo In hold on tho
floor by Uockh at each corner. Lum
ber required will bo: 12 ploccn, 2 in.
x i In., 10 ft. long for frame; 4 piocos,
t In. x 12 in., 16 ft long for floor; 13
pieces, 1 in. x 2 In., 10 ft long for
root and ends; 10 battens, 1C ft long
for scaling crack between boardB. Total
coat about $12.fi0.
Tlie Hired Mnn.
There aro great differences in the
qualifications of tho hired man, Ono
Is worth all and moro thnn ho re
ceives, whllo another, who la apparent
ly equnlly as Intelligent, Is not worth
anything, and tho employer Is a loser
In tho long run by having him around.
Tho best hired man la ono who lu in
telligent nnd active. A good ono
ahould recelvu tho beat of treatment
from his employer and should novor
tiro of what Is to bo done on tho
rnnch, regardless of tho latonoaa of
tho hour or tho Inclemency of tho
weather, If loaa Is likoly to nccruo in
caao ho should fail to work at that
particular tlmo. Of all farmhands the
moat despicable la tho liar who tolls
you that ho has done bucIi nnd such
work when ho haa not Next to thlu
ono comes tho lazy man.--Donvor
Field nnd Farm.
Conditioner for Ilitu.
Thla Ib tho governmont'B conditio.
or for hoga, oxcollent for "corn choI
era," or othor dlgeatlvo dorangcmontB
Of llOgS. Wood Or COb clmrnnnl. 1
pound; sulphur, 2 pounds; sodium
uicaruonato (baking Hoda), 2 poundB;
Glauber Halts, 1 pound, sodium oMn.
rldo (common salt), 2 pounds (or Ep
som saitB, 2 pounds); antimony bu!
phldo, 1 pound.
Pulverize each of tho Ingredients
well and mix them thorou Iflllv fha
doao is a tabloapoonful for each 200
pounds weight of the hoga, given twice
a day in shorts or bran Blop food.
HmS Horn nouiirii n Wun,n,M wntm
Nlhing u ft
m o r o courago
How oaay it
ho to for.
Bivo thoso .,
havo WrnticAH ..
If U7rt a. .1.1 . . II
- uiiijt i
WO lln tint
to ho groat In anything except faith J
ohtnln gront favor with God.
Count your hlosHlngn and your trotf
bl ch will run,
Tho mail who Btands on tho truth
nan uou h nana minor him.
Tho Lord mado boiiio laws to show
how cuuen ho lintos Idleness,
wo rou nom ood and oursolvoi
when wo ran to do our boat
The man who picks out lilt
cross novor gets tho right ono,
-" " w w t iu vilU
ark, hut It oponod toward heaven, (
1UU v.n t, Mivutiuiu it limit B lOllglOt
by tho length ot his fnco In church,
Hlillng a tight under a bushel ) nn
much bettor than putting it clear out
lloforo you condemn a man altogeth
er, find out what kind ot n mother h
A rich man may give tho Lord too
llttlo, but a poor man can not give
Him too much,
No man ovor takes tho Lord for hit
shophord an long m ho can find any
kind of a groon pnnturo for himself.
WOMEN IK PAR AllOTIO KEQI0N3,
ICnrlr Honta Crowded with Niirtlilnml
Itiiuactkeaiirtra Iliirrrlntf Iluoia,
It In ntrnngo tho fascination that
tho Northland exerts on men and
Tho early boats aro crowded with
thoHo who havo boon out for tho win
ter and aro hurrying back, called by
that Imperative voico of the Arctic. A
smartly drosaed woman, whose eyca
hold n now light overy tlmo Davrwa
was mentioned, was tho wlfo of a man
who had mado his hundreda of thou
aanda In tho Klondike Thoy hnd sprat
tho wtntor at tho Waldorf Astoria, anil
yot aha was glad to get homo.
And what was homo? Only a cabin,
again, a one-room cabin on tho side of
tho mountain, a dozen miles from
Dawson. Why did sho want to get
back, nwny from friends, theaters, mu
sic, lectures, when they had ninplc
money ti. live luxuriously outsldu' Bin
only smiled at tho question and ahook
hor head ns though alio couiu not ex
plain to ono who did not know:
"I'vo got to get back, that's allt"
sho said, simply.
"I've given up a house with four
bathrooniH to como to a country mat
hasn't a houso with a tub in it," laugh
ed another Arctic housekeeper. "It
you want to take a proper hath la
even Nome or Dawson you will bars
to go to tho bathhouse to do It Win
ters aro tpo long nnd too cold to both
er with plumbing In tho cabins."
Tho towns aro nil camps, the bouses
nU cnblns In tho North, hut In tb
days of tolophonos and electric HshU
thoro are fow hardahlpfl, oven on tfc
crooks. Dawson Is n Canadian camp,
with Its cheery afternoon tea, Its ten
nls nnd cricket, whllo Nome Is dis
tinctively American, with a woman s
club, tho Kogoaynh Kozga, which lias
Its own clubhouse As for dinners and
luncheons, you would never believe
what elaborate meals tho women can
sorvo In tholr small kitchens, and all
Tho cabins nro tiny affairs, one,
two, H-ldot more than thrco room'.
I,,,l frnt.i tliftMfl bnndboxoa tho women
npitnr In smart aftamwn oiih J
filmy evening frocks, a mr - -drawn
over tho white satin and too
felt shoes give a Btrnngoly
ous touch, but ono quite In kecplnB
with tho dog slod waiting to conur
my lady to hor party. Housekeeper.
MnUI.. tl. Connection.
. r,..ii. iiminr dealer
An enterprising d-- .
offered a prize for tho best answer to
milt... la mv WlllSKT
a conundrum. " - .
llko tho bridge of Ayr?" A boy .en
In, "Ilecnuse It leads to t he S jor
houso;" and mo uiiij
gave him tho prize. With oven readier
. n. xntinortlon in
wit n rniiKeo w
At a certain railway t n ,n n jn .
ous mnn cntno to u - "
gage car, and said, "I thoro anything
Aftor Bomo sonrch w0
m, unnI.naa master drngge
II Ilium, wiu nn""-
out a demijohn of whisky.
... .' nuirml tho man.
"Anyuung muiui ..wo's
"Yes," said tho Imggngo man. ,
a grave atone. There's no y
but It ought to go with that liquor.
Hut Holdout. .
Prof, nrandor Matthews, the '
Hunt csaaylat nnd Bcholar of Coium
bla, said at a dinner party, P
of chants In tho meaning of wor
"At tho height VI! 5
campaign a little boy, loek
his adventure book, said to hia fame
'"Father, what's a "0pntB;ercd,
"A cormorant,' tho '0P "8JferJ,i
as ho turned tho huge P8J JJ u
newspaper Me a corrupt and ho
politician.' , t , ir thought
"Dut tho lad objoctod. I though
It was a bird 0Der
"'Oh, Us, to bo euro' the ow
agreed. 'The word Is used In
SOIIDO HIM HUl "
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f i tne m ull
Lust other- bout hl