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BAN DON RKCOllDEH.
Plncen Where They Still Take a
Diiueful nit a l)or.
A :n:in went into :i Now York drug
store ::tul asked tin clerk for :i remedy
for indigestion. Tlie elerk sifted a
pink powder into tlie scales.
-Take a heaping dhneful of this," he
said. "It will brills you around all
Tlie man's astonishment wa.s almost
powerful enough to drive away the In
digestion witliout the aid of the pow
"A diiiKfTil V he ejaculated. "Whal
kind of a newfangled system of meas
urement Is that you have here";"
"It Isn't new." replied the elerk.
"And it Is very simple. Just take a
dime and pile as much of this powder
on it as will stick. That will he the
proper dose. You couldn't set It any
more exact if you measured for half an
hour with scales and spoons."
"Well," said the customer, "this is a
now one on me." Then he proceeded to
measure out a dose of the pink powder.
As he did so a man standing close bo-
side him sighed reminiscently.
"It makes me feel voting to see you
do that." he said. "They usiil to meas
ue mxeu,,- , ...i ... m , . 1 .
U-ii. I Kiiitiiiii! ninilcm Mimleinees h:iil
driven all those old methods of meas-
iir.,n,..t ,uit .r 11... t.,.i,u..t
Not at all." said the clerk. "Theft
are lots of plait's; where they still take
medicine by the dimeful."
MANAGEMENT OF WIVES.
What the Tactful lluslmnU Dor
When III Helpmeet Weepi.
One tiling the tactful husband does
Is to let his wife cry. I don't mean
that he drives her to crying or that he
lets her weep while he stands unsym
pathetically by with his hands in his
trousers pockets, his feet apart and
grinning sardonically. I mean that
wnen an emotional woman needs a
good cry he realizes that it will relieve
the tension. He docs not got up and
rage about and kick footstools out of
tne way and say. "Uh, tor heaven s
sake, stop crying or you'll drive me
No. He goes and pnts her shoulder
soothingly and says:
"There, little woman! I'm sorry thi
cook has left and your new gown
hooks up crookedly, but cheer up. I.ei'
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titi uui .11111 ii!ie si nine uiiuier. 1
and tomorrow 1 11 write that tador a
letter that will make his hair curl."
Then she looks up through her tears
and thinks how handsome and li : it-
strong and glorious he is. ami U-ioiv
the dinner Is over she has thoulr
two ways m wiueii to economize an
so pay for the extravagance of !.
order to the waiter, for the con. 11.0:1
purse Is not elastic, and she know it
LIHan Hell in Harper's Bazar.
THE ANCIENT DRAGON.
It Xenrent He pre tentative nv
the Knut liolliin Tree l.lr.nril.
The pteriKlactyl. whose fossil r
mains have been found In the chalk
at Cambridge. England, and elsewhere
with a very varied spread of winss,
which In the largest sp.vhnens must
have reached twenty-live feet. Is al
most Identical with the dragon of
A bat-like creature, with an elevate!
bodr and lon neck ending in an ah
surdly small head with a portent. u
ueaic. 11 coum run very swiniy. was a
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fish eater, and could swim, or it th-w
uy means 01 imge memiiram.us w.ngs.
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which connected it
long fore quarters
with Its hind legs.
J lie nearest representative now ot
the ancient dragon is the tree lizard
of the East Indies, which resembles
Its fossil ancestors in form, but is in
finitely smaller In size. The
dactyl Itself, however, evidently ex-
Isted down to a comparatively recent
rfnln"iei 1 T.ori.-til ?itiil it ic nor ?it -ill I
e 1 - -
improbable that the traditional dr:go,, i
ll'T'M 411MII I.ISi. II till.. I " ' 1 I
mens, as met with bv primitive man.-
t ti ....1.
The "vu.iom of Untie.
A ladv and her little daughter were
walking throu'jli Grosvenor square
when they came to a portion of the
road strewn with straw. "What's that
for, ma?" said the child, to which the
mother replied. "The lady who lives in
that liousc. my dear, has had a little
baby girl sent to her." The child walk
ed along for a few yards and then.
turning and nodding at the straw,
said. "Awfully well packed, mar- St.
Sympnthet le or OI hcrxi, li-e.
"Oh, just listen to me." finally ex
claimed Mrs. Chatters self reproach
fully, "annoying you with all this talk
about Mrs. Nexdore's shameful treat
ment of me and all my other troubles:"
"Not at all. my dear." replied the
man rather ambiguously. "I'm glad to
hear It." Philadelphia Press.
1 111 ! In i;.
"I'll have you know that I belong
to Chicago." said the stranger.
'"Deed, an' wha'd hae thocht It?"
quoth the skeptic Scot. "Frae the wey
ye'vu boon speaking 1 thocht Chicago
belonged tae you." Glasgow Times.
I'nttlnc: Him Ulcht.
"Next time I marry." said the widow
cr, "I'll get a wife I can make shut up.'
"You don't want a wife." replied his
friend. "What vou want Is a folding
bed." Houston Post.
Little Elmer-Papa, what is a Shy
lock? Professor P.roiidhead A Shy
lock, 1113 son. Is a man who is called so
by the people to whom he lends money
because he expects them to pay it back.
A Hard HlnfT to .'lake.
The very best poker players look as
If they were caught stealing sheep
when they go to explain to their wives
how sorry they are they've got to go
away on business. New York Press.
It In Voice Chniipliur.
Ethel How funny your brother'
voice sounds now! Edith Yes. papa
Biii'S he's outgrown all his clothe
and now he's outgrowing his voice, I
guess. Yonkers Statesman.
care w nat you or anvixKiv
nresellii, or at least the majority of
nr. H is uie o.eopuoi. am. uoi
ine rule witeii vou imi it otherwise.
Now, for instance, I have a friend who
is acknowledged to be one of the pret
th-t little women in the place where
ne . one ... uie nearest nine inoi.ieis
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... u.e u.i.i nas .lonieu ner.-o.i
evcrvt hinir for her ebildren and thci
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worsiup ner. Her liushami, However,
is one of the mot scllish men in exist
euce. lie thinks of hiniM'lf lirst. last
... ... .....
ami all tlie time, lie bemoans hi, fab
to his friends that he has so large a
family and think it is a positive mi
foitune. He i the meane.-t and most
vindictive man around homo you ever
saw positively ugly, crabbed and oro.s
unless some one comes in. and then he
put on Iu company manners and is as
itlable and pleasant as any one could
imaiTlllC. lie take 111 all the baseball
lm.s ., huY uw wlu1 ,u, ean,
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pu ts up a lit t Ie iiuniey 'for t he oxci to-
"lent of the thing, a he terms it and
to make it more intorcMing. (Iocs to
the theater occasionally to keep up his
spirits, and the remainder of bis even-
nigsare Usually spent with convivial
friend f his own stamp. He drinks
like a lih, but i never what you would
eat. a-iuai.y urui.K. 1 111 same man 1
. .11 . 1f- I I. MM .
a mad as an aimrv hornet if he doe
not find his w ife at home when ho ar-
rives, winch is verv seldom, 1 assure
He neglects her in everv wav.
and yet i insanely jealou if anyone bo-
stow an atlmirimr ulance unoii her.
:ind yet if he w:is one-third as bad and
imliHereiit a- he is she would have ad
mirers galore. You know there is an
old saving that Some dav the worm
will turn.' You may tread upon it and
abuse it, but things finally reach a
crisis, and then look out. That day is
coming into that woman life, and
when ii doe she i going to hate him
:i much a she ever loved him. He
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n.-. .1 iK'iiiin I'lil.ise, illlliwiiii ;ui t ei
true one. but w hen once her eyes are
opened hen heaven have niercv on
him. He will want to crawl on his
knee then, but it will In too late. It
will ere him right, too, Polly.
"1 wauled her to go out for a little
outing the other dav: she needed it
badly, for her beautiful grav eve.- looked
faded and she had a racking cough for
week. What she needed was a littl.
change of air. If it was mil v for a few
hours it would have been a change of
ceiieaud have taken her out into tin
suiisiiiiie. ne would nave -eon new
fac on the trip, and would have en
joyed the llower III all their glory 111
the pretty count rv town 1 wanted to
take her to. Ik, vou think she would
go.' Ao, .-he must be at home when
Fred came: he never liked to have her
away when meal time came, and then
another thing, .-he really couldn't all'oni
ii. an 1 lumni a; 1 twriaimou. no
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you Know your bu.-band spend double
. llv,le that amount everv week for
,:.. mvn i,-1In. .,,,,1 ,.v(.,. ibiu- f
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you, toiling and slaving at home? 'Oh,
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0111 ne w oiks so nard in-says no must
have -onie pleasure.' she reiilied. I
imply wanted to shake that little worn-
in for the simpleton that she was, but
m-lcad I tried to control my temper
and said, 'Ha- to have these pleasures
becau - . - he ha- to work o hard. 11.
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nas never seen uie nay mat no 11a
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1 just a great big bump of pure and 1111
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aduitemted selh-hiics. lled.enot
If. .1 y 1 j .
Know tne name oi eii-aeritice. Old
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vot. evei see uie nay mat no planned
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anything tor your pleasure that he
wa.- not counted 111, the head and fore-
1110-t one of all he had 111 view? t oil
can May at homo and cook and wa.-li,
and .-crub and mend, economizing, and
lor what: to give him more nioiiev l.
-pel id on him.-eif and hi oul-ide plea
ure--. 1 tell you, roily, a man 1.- not
half a man 111 an honorable .-oii-c of
the word who treat- hi wife a.- this
man does. He would hoot her if .-he
n;i- uiuiii 01 ji.iii 1111- ne u.iiiK-
r 1... if ,1... .1.: 1... .1 .1-
he i- ju-lilicd in doing.
"I often think what would be the ro-
ult if wive.- who have worked hard
day in day out, ami you might just a.
well include half the night, for that ir
aiMtui tne extent umi malt v women
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have to work to keep the machinery of
the home moving smoothly, if they
boubl feel that 'hey were entitled to
run to the Im.-eUtll game.-, to the mat
inee, to lecture-, etc., and in.-i.-t upon
taking those little per.-oiial plea-ures
regard le-s of e.K-u-e ami wholly indif
ferent a.- to whether their liu.-baud.-liked
the idi-n or not. 1 low would thev
like it if their w ivrs had to run to muiio
friend.- two or three nights in tlie week
leaving them home to look after the
children and to make it a.- pleasant for
the wee folk.-a- poible? They would
not feel very much elated, do you
think, lo know that their company
wa-. not -utllcieiitly pleasant to make
tiling-hi attractive that they would be
willing to spend their evening-in their
in-tead of seeking it on the
"This Ia.-t is one of the humiliating
faults this man I have been telling you
nliout poss.5-.-es 111 one of its worst
phase.-. His wife is as pretty as a pic
ture, and a brighter and more at trac
tive little woman you will ne'er Iiud. I
often think that there is method in his
madne.-.s in not taking her out more, for
lie is ot a jealous disposition, ami she is
lovely, witty and such an agreeable
companion that men admire her very
much and enjoy her society. He is is
simply miserable, ami does not have
much of a good time when betakes her
out, for he keeps watching her all the
time, ami yet she Is never guilty of any
thing that he can limi fault with. If
he was one-half as loyal to her as she is
to him they would be the happiest cou
ple imaginable. I Ie has his irood i.uali
it . t., .i ;r i i.i ...i.. ,
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i i ttiiiiiu ni nil Lri
himself more thimrs mifhl b vi-rv
dillerent in that little family; but he is
.rUty )f things all the tin... Ih..,f he or
man would condone in their
She has been as true as steel to
him, ami he has never been true to her
L5lu.0 th(ir W0(hnn ,r u. . ,,
lias deceived her from the start and vet
H. expects her toovcrlook nil bis short
comings. 'Tis a noor rule that doesn't
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itui n 1 11 nil 1 iiiii 1 'miii 1 iniii'i.'
anyone expose a man s uncnvia-
hle traits and his bad faults which are
unjustifiable, and he savs they have
humiliated him ami he nearly .lies from
indignation at the party who has been
-o uiikiihi. et thev never stop to
think that they are humiliating (licit
wives, families and friends bv their
I actions. 1 hat when they tell them
the blackest of falsehoods to wriggle
out of some serane that thev . -ire doimr
t hem t ho greatest in juM ieo. Thev know
I ih..t 1 1. 1...
y u. u.c
socrot , but that sooner or later the
truth is bound to be revealed, and
when that time comes respect ."lid con
fidence is bound to wane, yet they will
keep on fibbing regardless of the const
queiiees. 1 hey want their wives' lives
an open book, they want the pages of
their lives sealed and placed under
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'oeu ;uiu ue.v, 0111 in ncariv everv 111-
slam o the truth, sooner or later, will bt
I made known
Views oi Another World.
Though the fishing and catching i
full of excitement, there i a unictor
charm and delight in sailing over Nep
tune s domain in a gla--bottom boat,
writes Nellie Blessing Kvster. in Four-
I'ra' k News. on have never tried HV
Then you have missed a novel and a
wondertul experience. The dav we
went out the water was so clear that
one could see through a deolb of (ill or
nioiefcet. Such an aoiiarium! Amid
tangled forest of seaweed of all pri.--
nin'ie lines lloated the inhabitants
m Ii a couglomeiatioii of shape ami
color! What eiidle varietv! Tbin
we' e -1 range con-le Mai ions of sImi-IiIi-
p:d tinted jeliy-h-h, rimmed and
f fit god with tentacles like beaded dew-
nn-p-; sea-cucunueis more delicately
constructed than strands f woven
1 l a..
gla ; sea-urchin-, spiked like porcu-piii'.-,
with whom even a merry inei
ma.d would not care to llirt; abalone
aim octopi clinging to the emerald tir
fac -of rocks that 110 human hand has
ever touched and gold perch and angel-li.-l.
that Hashed for an instant like an
electric spark, ami then were lo-t in
ocean caves. The light was emi-iho-
P1'"'"1 ''" - Toolings awakened
tho-e of wonder, awe and admiration
in po-iblo to convey toauothei.
Royalty and Finger Bowls.
In entertaining rovaltv manv re trie-
ti ns must be observed. One of tin
stiangc-t of these unwritten law- !
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. ill oim IIP II - 1 f 1
bo.vls at dinner for anv of the guest?
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ox opt the roval ones. his custom
da efrom the carlv dav-of th. .'i.ni-.r,.
vvleii the noble- were divided in their
allegiance between the reigning hoii
of lanover and the exiled Stuarts. To
many of these nobles allegiance to the
St 1. art- w:is a religion, and often the
outward acts of allegiance to the reign
ing -o reign wore perverted intotrea-
sonible acts of homage to the exiles
Ne dinner was complete without its
toa-l to "the King," in tho-e days, to
1 . ..
ova le winch wa an act oi treason pun-
i-h.-sble even with death and lo,s of
tit ! and e.-tates. The Jacobites, hovv-
cvei , di-covcred a w ay toavuid thi.- peli
ally without -acrilicing their loyalty
I luMing the wine gin-.- over the tin got
bow I, thev drained the gla.-s to "the
King." with a menial reservation "over
the wat r." Thi.- simple ru.-e was soon
diM'ovei'ed, ami uieu.-eoi linger iiowir
First Land Sale on Record.
The fu-t ale of land of which there
iany denude record itiial mentioned
in the tv eiity-third chapter of ( leiiesis.
The transaction mviiis to have boon
very -inijile. Abraham wi.-hed to buy
a lield for a burial place for his family.
Kphfoii, the owner of the lield, valued
it at Uh shekel- of silver, about 6-00 of
our money, winch Aiiraliam agreed to
pay. 1 lo accordingly wont to the gate
of the citv and weighed the nioiiev,
which he paid in the presence of all
who entered through the gate. This
simple ceremony, without the inter
vention of lawyers or other ollicials,
made "the field and the cave lliat was
therein and all the trees that were in
the field, and in all the borders around
iboiit," sure unto Abraham for a pos
Wives Displace Dogs.
The Emperor of Annum Uses his
w ive- to retrieve t he game lie .-hoots.
roniet lines a wife is drowned m swini-
niing after a bird and .-onielinies one is
accidentally shot, but the imperial ha
rem is large.
v Advertising; the shortcomings of oth
ers docs not help us to dispose of our
flic force of love is
thai, the fence of a law.
Everv time vou think of another a
million angels think of vou
Courage is simply knowing; "when it
wise to be af laid
SPOILED A DUEL.
The Scheme Senator I.ninitr Worked
to Prevent tin lCneounter.
I Miring the course of a heated debate
(.11 -e in the house of representatives
sharp words were exchanged between
congressman from New York and one
from .Mississippi. A challenge was de
livered and accepted, and as both were
courageous and determined a bloody
meeting seemed imminent. Friends in
terposed, but lit vain. Both men were
resoiute. and neither would yield to the
suggestion of an amicable arrange
ment. As a last resort Senator Lamar
was called In to save the situation. lie
realized tluit no ordinary methods
would serve his purpose, iiud so re
sorted to strategy. The principals in
the proposed duel are still living, so
will tall the New Yorker Jones and the
; . u.Uur Lamar called on the New
Yorker, and after the usual civilities
had been exchanged he said:
"Jones, I've come here to do you
lrieudly turn. I know that you and
Smith are determined to tight and that
nothing will stop you. I have not come
as a mediator, but simply to mitigate,
if possible, the horrors of a fatal end,
so lar as you are concerned. As to
Smith, 1 have no fears. He is a dead
shot and can take care of himself, but
he is not an unfeeling man, and Is In
clined to respect any partiality you
may have in favor of any particular
part of your anatomy. Some men en
ti-r.-dn mortal dread of being dis
ligured after death, and If the choice
were left them would prefer not to hu
wounded in the eye or mouth or cheek
bone. Now. If there is any particular
spot that you would like to have
Smith's bullet enter he has commis
sloiicd me to say that your wishes will
This extraordinary proposition stag
gored the Now Yorker. Even his un
doubted courage did not stand so se
vere a test, and he paled visibly. After
he recovered his composure he replied
that he would confer with his second.
and Mr. Lamar, after an Impressive
farewell, took his leave.
Tlie tip was given to friends of tlie
principals and new negotiations en
tered upon. The duel did not come off.
amar's device had succeeded. New
Orleans Times I lomocrat.
TIME FOR SCOTLAND.
llnll on (lite 1 1 1 1 1 IlnipN When Cannon
on Another In Kireil.
"Speaking of clocks." said the travel
er. "Edinburgh. Scotland, has the most
iniorosiiug time marking device 1 ever
snv. The city lies between two hills.
tn o!i of those, known as Carlton hill,
lln re is an observatory tower, in the
top of which a large black ball is sus
pended. Across the valley, probably a
mile away, is Castle hill, .surmounted
by the historic Edinburgh castle. One
of the large guns in this fortress, point
ing toward Carlton hill, is electrically
couiic tetl with the Oall in the tower a
mile away. Every evening at ti o'clock
the gun is tired, and at tlie same mo
ment the ball falls. The device sets
the otlicial time for all Scotland.
"It is interesting to stand on Carlton
hill at the appointed hour to see the
simultaneous llash of the gun on Castle
hill and the fall of the hall close at
hand, while the roar of the gun Is of
course some moments in crossing the
valley, tin the other hand. It Is equal
ly interesting to stand beside the big
gun at dusk to watch the ball at Carl
ton hill fall Just as the shot Is tired.
I recall once standing in the courtyard
of the castle, watch in hand, waiting
for the cannon Just overhead to be
tired. It occurred to me it would be
more exciting to watch the crowds of
passing people, especially since not
one was apparently thinking of the
shot from the cannon. When the roar
look place, absolutely without warning,
hardly a yard above the heads of the
crowd, the scene well repaid my wait
ing. Everybody dodged. Children
screamed, and men and women Jumped
to the side of the wall. Of course it
was all over in a second, but In that
moment it seemed that an electric
shock had passed through the crowd."
THE TRICKY GROUSE.
linn lIunilre.ilM of Devleen For
KluilliiK the Hunter.
The grouse has a hundred tricks of
defense. It will lie still until the hunt
er is within a yard of It. then soar
straight upward in Ids front, towering
like a woou;ck; again, it will rise for
ty yards away, and the sound of Its
wimrs is his only notice of Its pres
inee. It will cower upon a branch
under which he passes, and his cap will
be not more than a foot below It as he
goes, and, though It has, seen hhn ap
proaching. It will remain quiescent In
fear until his back Is turned. It will
rush then, and when he has slewed
himself hurriedly around he will catch
only a glimpse of a brown broad wing
Wounded and falling In the open, It
will be found if It Is found at all
with the telltale speckles of Its breast
against the trunk of some brown tree,
against which Its feathers are Indis
tinguishable, and the black ruff about
the neck of the male will he laid
against the darkest spot of the bark.
Often It will double like a fox; often
as a man draws near It will spring
noiselessly Into some spruce and hide
until he passes, dropping then to tho
ground and continuing Its feeding; of
ten, too. It will decline to take wing,
though unhurt, and will run fast for
half a mileso fast that the most ex
port woodsman will be unable to keep
pace wish it. This It will only do on
leafy ground and never when snow
would betray Its tracks. Outing.
The Cnune of the Trouble.
"What is tlie matter with that ba
by?" growled an irascible husband as
the little one persisted in howling and
kicking to the extent of his little might.
"The matter Is, sir," calmly replied
the wife as she strode up and down the
room, "the matter Is that this baby In
herits your temper."
And the husband returned to his pa
lor with a gloomier look than before.
A Ileuinrlcnble Fcnt.
Old Salt - oh. the ocean's a big place,
dearie! Why. niany's the time I've
stood for three days on one tack, and--
"My sal; os. grandpa! I hope you had
your shoes on!" Ilrooklyn Life.
NEW SHORT STORIES
Thi Happened In Cork.
They were comparing notes and tell
ing incidents of recent trips abroad,
when a charming daughter of the Em
erald Isle, who was sittii: . dreamily in
the corner, apparently taking no inter
est in the conversation, suddenly
chirped in with the following:
"All of which reminds me of an in
cident which happened while I lived in
Cork. There poulterer's stores are
scarce because of the proximity of the
country, but a coal heaver of my ac
quaintance, owing to the illness of his
wife, was anxious to secure a fowl In
a hurry. So ho strolled along Patrick
street in a forlorn hope of some sort of
success, and when he came to a tax
idermist's, whose window displayed an
owl under a glass case, why, poor
Paddy thought that here wa.s the end
of his quest, so he entered ..and In
quired: "'How much for the fat faced hln In
" 'That's no hen,' the surprised shop
man answered. 'That's an owl.'
" 'Yerrah.' whispered Pat, 'shure, I
don't care how ould she Is. 'Tis for
soup I wants her!' "New York Times.
Fljcuretl on n Wife.
T'ncle Joe Is an old negro on a farm
near Chesapeake City, Md., a farm
owned by the family whose slave he
was years ago. He is a widower and
lately has spruced up to a degree. Not
long since one of the young men of
the place started for the eiiy, when he
was hailed bv Fncle Joe.
"tl:t;ili ( Iciif'K " lit 'i5il liinn!clilv
, TV . .
you none gom 10 town: 1 ou migiu I
do a favor fob me."
'W.m I ''I -'"" ' wsis the response,
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nmrnage license toh me.
I ill- v him- Ulilll illUWM.'U. Ulll,
...... . , A 1 t 1 , ttlJKUill u tl Mil 111V
ing that he old negro was oflended. he ,.Uchon dn jlso
r, ;II,..p,t;,U',1,C,r' snn Vel;of the young people is supposed to
I 1 get It and rode oh. J br,ls ,1JjIf fl (,o7on
After attending to his own affairs m eontrIl,nt5on bel , u
town he suddenly remembered the
11.1s DONE ASK MANDY
marriage license, but was nonplused, J
for he had not asked the name of I"n-
ole Joe's fiancee. He happened to rec
ollect that he had noticed I'luie Joe
around the kitchen a good deal of late i
and that Amanda, duskv. fat ami for- i
ty and the be-t cook In the county, 1
always had a delectable morsel reserv
ed for the old man. so of course It must
be Amanda. Armed with t lie happy
credentials Mr. Oeorge galloped home
and handed the paper to the old man.
who took it and locked at it. The li
cense was read to him.
"Mainly Jones:' he cried when the
bride's name was pronounced. "Why.
It ain't her it's Liza Allen, down by
Here was a dilemma. "Well." said
the white man. "there's only one thing
to do. You must got another license.
It is just J?.". thrown away."
I'iicIo Joe took the paper, folded it
and put it in liN pocket.
"I'll done ak Mainly to have me."
he said, "fob 1 don't think dar's .?.'! dif
ference 'tween dein ladies." Philadel
phia Publre Ledger.
Art a nd the Yellow I'erll.
When William M. chase, according
to a current anecdote, had his summer j
school at Sliiniiecoek. N. Y., he used
to hold semipublic sessions in the main j
studio building, when 'he sketches
made by students during the week
were exhibited and criticised. On one '
of these occasions, during a summer .
when the Chinese question was occu
pying public attention, one landscape !
showed a broad stretch of lawn painted
in brilliant splotches of lemon color. 1
Mr. Chase examined It gravely.
"It seems to me." he observed. Indi
cating the lemon colored grass on the
canvas, "that politics and not art Is
the proper Held for an agitation of
the yellow peril question." Harper'.1
Hail I'erformeil III J'.nrt.
Sir William Kussell. who 4:1s a Prlt
Ish war correspondent In this country
at tlie time of tlie America 11 civil war.
ce I... met n northern volunteer about
i:.,' from the Held while but tl,.
L II ....... . ........
was still going on, but the man was
going away from tlie light, and ho
stopped to ask what news there was. .
Hnssell asked. "Whv are vou not un at
the front?" The man answered
have fired away seventy-two rounds of
ball ammunition, and if my general blt l t,lr"I"i example of the Intlu
cannot win the battle on that I am not n? on tm's of strong and constant
L'fiinir to stay till he can." winds. Tho trees are in general bent
Cutting Him O'.r.
.... . t t f
You?" snorted Miss Sharpe. "Marrv
you? Why. you're only iiu apology for
"HiiL" protested Mr. Small, "you
"No; I will not accept the apology."
One of tlie many things children can
not understand is why grown people
that have no pictures in thein.-Atchi-
WEDDINGS IN WALES.
ftnnint CtJMtoiiiH Tlml Still Kxlnt
Anions the 1'ennniitrj-.
Some quaint customs still survive
among the peasantry of south Wales
nt least in the remote villages. One of
the oddest Is the "bidding." When a
young man and woman are engaged
fi el rcu lar Is nrinted. known as a "bid-1
ding letter," and distribured at market
and outside the chapels on Sunday so j
that all may know of the event. The
form is always the same and runs as
As we Intend to enter the matrimonial
state we are encouraged by our friends
to make a bidding' on the occasion at the
voting man's father's hous6 (here follow
the address and date of the entertain
ment), when and where the favor of your
gen id and agreeable company is most hum
bly solicited, and whatever donation you
may be pleased to bestow on us will be
thankfully received, warmly acknowledg
ed and cheerfully repaid whenever called
for on a similar occasion by your obedient
servants. JOIIX EVANS.
All being ready on the day, a party
goes to fetch the bride to the bidding.
She hides and has to he sought for in
all directions, hut being at last found
is escorted in triumph. Her procession
Is met by that of the bridegroom, and
they all repair to the church, where
the wedding ceremony takes place,
after which ail return to the groom's
V 1. ........ -t . x .
house to make merry and to count the
gifts. These are generally In money
and vary from a shilling up to half a
Each item Is carefully entered In a
000k by the "bidding clerk." together
I With the donor's name an tlmt If
1 ue repaid wnen he or she marries. As
all the money will probably not be
Called hi for tnaitv vn-irc enmn nrvf- .if
j ,f tho pIveK sInglethe
! J"' wiple receive a tolerable start
hi hie. Oddly enough, the bridegroom
i is oxpocte.I to provide the kitchen clock
f 1 1 .
ding, the crockery ware, the parlor
table and a chest of drawers. Things
are done methodically in that part of
the world.-London Tit-Pdts.
' The l'rneeufi by Which Mercury
Kitrncted I'rom Cliinnlmr.
The chief scourco of mercury is its
native sulphide, cinnabar. The mosl
important mines of this mineral in Eu
rope are those of Almaden. in Spain.
I and Idria. In Illyria; in America, those
j of New Almaden. in California.
'I ho silvery metal is obtained hj
; roasting the ores in specially construct
ed open furnaces, where, by the ac
j Hon of atmospheric air alone, the sul
1 phur is converted into sulphurous acid
and passes on with the volatilized
mercury into condensers. These are
: usually masonry chambers, with wa
ter cooled pipes, from which the fumes
pa ms oa through earthenware pipe.
! and finally through others of wood
I and g!a..s.
Most of the yield is liquid mercurv.
combined w ith soot, which is removed
by agitating the mixture in rwentaclw
,.f t.,.rf..r.ftJ.I ir,n, n-lw.n tl... nw.rmirr
" " 'uiv.a a till. it t, . l J 1
t'A', tliroiifl. 'Ph.. ml..l.-cilv..r l Html.
- - p J 1I4. itl't I L i ft 7
!y puritiiil by straining through dense
linen and is then sent out into cm
merce in lea. her bags or wrought Iron
bottles tit ted with screw tlu's. each
holding about seventy-live pounds
THE KITCHEN DRESSER.
It Wii.h Originally 11 flench on "Which
.'.lent VVim Uri'xauil.
Or. Johnson tells us that the kitchen
j dresser was a bench in the kitchen on
! which meat was dressed, or prepared
j for table and gi res the following lines
in support of his view:
'Tis burnt. anl so Is all the mcnt.
! Whiit itojj.s ;;re the? Where Is the rasca'
I How tlurst you. villains, bring It from tht
Ar.il servt thu to me that love It not?
A mril .Jresser In hor hall she had.
On vvhieh full many a slender meal sh
Wright, in Ids "Domestic Manners of
the Middle Ages." says: "One of the
gr.at objects of ostentation in a rich
man's house was Ids plate, which at
dinner time he brought forth and
spread on the table in sight of his
guests. Afterward, to exhibit the plate
to more advantage, the table was made
with shelves or steps, on which the dif
ferent articles could be arranged in
rows, one above another. It was called
in French, or Anglo-Norman, a tl res
sol r. because on it the different articles
were drosses, or arranged."
It is this to which the modern poet
The powtor nlntos on the drestwr
Caught und r-.-iIected .the Hume, aa shield)
of armir.s the sunshine.
Malice umi Superstition.
Ill the s :ddl. j'"es malice and suner-
, stitlon ton;..: expression in the forma
tion of wax images of hated persons
jiiiw in- iiiuirs 111 h UHil long ill', . ere
l,it.. I I! t , t
stuck. It was cotilidontlv IicUi-vimI th -t 1
in that way deadly Injury would be
done to the person represented. This j
belief and practice continued down to '
tne seventeenth century. The super- l
stillon indeed still holds Its place In !
the highlands of Scotland, "where."
says u well informed writer, "within
tne last few years a clav model of nn I
iktliittti- -.... 4 if ...
.oii.m m a Stream, liav nir 1
Phieetl there lii the belief that :.s
the clay washed
- - -'
away so would the
1 1.1...,., . .
""' me union one decline
tree?, nml A Inil
When one travels through the parts '
of Pelgium borderimr on tho 1...
( v. 4
low aru tne interior of the country. It
: was proved some time ago that the '
truiiKs or trees hurled In the neat
uos of Holland all He in a southwest
to northeast direction.
A vouinr centleiiein te.,a t
Lu "l ' :,., UaI,ass!"K
examination in physics.
uillllil null III IIIIVMCS. He U-l nol-
.,., . , , - n'
JNhat Planets were known to the
"Well, sir," he responded
Pause - "! think the earth, but I an
Dot ouite eorhiln T on.lnn rru..T
, - .i.-i.iia.
A New ProfcMMioii.
A new profession has been made
necessary by the changed conditions of
modern Industry. The social secretary
serves as a point of contact between
master and men. It is his (or her
business to know the employees per
soually as their employer cannot know
them, to know whether the conditions
under which they work are wholesome
physically, mentally and morally, and
to know how to Improve them if they
are not what they ought to be.
The head of a department store
which employs 500 girls says that his
social secretary has been worth to
him in cash three times as much as
his service has cost him. She has
given the girls talks on hv-giene, thus
Improving their health and their physi
cal olfectiveness. She has organized
literary clubs among them, thus stimu
lating them mentally and improving
the social atmosphere of the store.
She has mothered the girls, many of
whom are daughters of Immigrants ,
and who in our public schools have en
joyed opportunities which their moth
ers never had. These girls according
ly, at the most critical age. make the
perilous discovery that they know
more than their mothers do. The so-
cial secretary Is one whose knowledge
I . -a .
and position they respect and one to
whom they can go as a friend. And
if she is what she ought to he she ac
quires an inllueuce over them which
Is as valuable to the girls as It Is to
their employer. Josiah Strong in So
Titled Xen-spnjier I'roprletiir.
I must take this opportunity to con
gratulate Mr. Walter of the Times. Ho
lias constantly supported the govern
ment. It has been right, uo matter
what it may have done, and those who
have opposed It have been dcn-Jtinced
as pmiidous idio;
ms PPr. hviot:
a title for the
preferred to rema
idiots in the columns of
Obviously lie might have
asking, but he has
ain Mr. Walter, al
though other press proprietors have
blossomed Into peers, baronets or
knights. In this he has earned .the ro
stioet of all iournalists. When newspa
per proprietors are rewarded with ti
tles for having instructed their writers
to support a party, the obvious sugges
tion is that they have been paid not
only for past services, but for ftituru
ones, for a dog who bites the hand of
the man who feeds him Is not In good
odor with his brother dogs, and thfl
titled newspaper proprietor is bound
in common decency to profess approval
of all done by his benefactor. La
b..ui hero in Loudon Truth.
Knst I nil In. it Athlete.
As is only to be expected, consider
ing their national diet-curri-bhat the
physique of the natives of India will
not compare with an Englishman's,
though they possess a litheness of form
md quickness of eye that we lack and
thr't make them among the linest
gymnasts and jugglers In the world.
Such perfect balancing powers have
they that, even supposing them bereft
,,f Ul1' tt,,1:u'ioUi; r:lsP of fo possessed"
M' - v :lU hareftiotetl races, there would
W Still IOII IllUCll lO aUlllire 111 IllCir
SK1I1. -SO Contortion SCOHlS tOO (ttlllCUlt
f,,r ,h,'IM- " l,:,r tno sli-", r smooth
nti:itwl; " licifrlit w try tju-lr
-'-.-. .mw u """; ujuiv.ii
lo lim:u!- Even a slip is of little Con-
sequence to such clever tumblers. They
seem to have all the climbing powers
of a cat. As runners their staying pow
er is most remarkable. A dak-walltth
deems the task of running twenty miles
a mere trilie. Fry's Magazine.
Frnnee'd Frontier Fort.
Not less than ninety-three fortilied
places of modern type, some of them
bcin-r iio.iiiy impregnable, guard at
present the French frontier from Dun
kirk to Nice. Most of them have been
built since the Franco-Prussian war,
at a cost of $ho.(H 10.000. France has
to appropriate annually about $1,000.
(hki for the maintenance of these for
tresses. Kotently not a few military
men. among them General Pierron. the
former commander of the Fifth army
corps, have expressed grave doubts as
to the value of this chain of fortilica
tions in time of war. They point to the
fact that it would take about dvH).0KI
men to garrison all the fortresses, in
eluding Paris and Lyons, an army
which would undoubtedly be of more
value in the Held. General Pierreit
predicts a "total collapse" in case of a
new war with Germany if the numer
ous fortifications are to be retained.
A Curlou-i I'nrl.ilnn.
A curious character came up recent
ly for trial in Paris In tho person f
Auguste Kallmann, charged with thi'
attempted murder of Abbe IttW lo
November last. Itnum.i un's mvn de
scription of himself Is as follows: I
am not an anarchist. I am a 'revolt.'
an independent; I support no particu
lar theory. I have no grudge a gains!
Abbe Lebel. but I am opp'-cd wt prin
ciple to all priests, soldiers, magis
trates and professors. Desirous of e;tiV
lug my life. I have given mysplf tip
as a prisoner and deimiinl to In
to the guillotine." The court could not
unite see its way to grant this requ-sit.
l"t awarded the prisoner tifteen year.'
penal servitude, with ton vears exile
The Filipino "VYnter Pull.
A traveler In the Philippines writes-
rll CiC flint rvt1 OAtntii.f tht tl
vv "" l"""" -
currying a long bamboo oytmtler
upon her shoulder? She Is rettirniiK
I from tlie waterworks and is carryufc.
i home a good supply of clean ilriitkhrc
; water. Yes. It Is a big bamboo m-
s"ro,J" vlht feet long and twenty-two
im:hes at least In circumference. The
inside divisions have been forced out
by means of a stick and the Interna?
compartments all combined into tw.
Tl. 1 t1 ..
"oius a 101 or liquid.
uuw ueeu loiu. remarket! tlie vtc-
nor in Salt Lake City, "that your lake
Is drying up. What seems to be ttm
I A . . ...
1 ' T mmcc litna. M r 1 a I .
t .. tam uie native, "ii
you had as much salt In vou s tir
i. t t . .
there lake s got you d be gittln mirtv
dry too ."-Chicago Tribune.
one withon t i 7 ? l0VC
?. W lthUt The HelrCSS-But it
jsn - t B0 easy t0 get hcr