A BhiLKiE CURIOSITY. structure la Mexlc- Solid Mafaofjnny. As mahogany Is among the most cost ly '.roofs in the world, it may well be Inferred that this tropical material is jut very extensively employed in tlie pensatian of bntzre that the dog, be-con-tree-ion cf building.-!, etc. A bridge jyond ail question the chief friend of constructed cf solid, manogauy is cer- tahily a rarity, a curiosity. There is one. claimed to be the only one ia the world, built of that stra-.-iure 1 sea ted in material. This the department i" Paleunne. stnte cf Chiapas, republic A Mexico. ThU district lies in the ex- of t ?"! POfit!:wf-tT:i p?rt of Mexico. 'tame canine age as the child of seven. n:-r tilt? bound tv line' of Guatemala. (At two years he is probably a littl This muhw.r-v bridge i constructed jinore advanced than a fourteen-year-eutirely of t'ii-'t valuable wood except old boy, but the canine age of three Is F'v: i -j ; i -.r--.o:':3. i; races uuu uxins ti.at are r.i :vv. The britJ;. spans t!i! V.'.t Mich?!. ci-.nISr.g ppr-webe -, while lhe width is lL!ts 'irn feet l' ' r.rv I !;. both teams an 1 pedestrians, an;:, nl'.her.g'j somewhat rude and p:i; ;;iti .e i:i construction, it is very "::t-m:iai. No?:? of th. t ! r.ei's of the floor were sa we :. frr in lh.it reglua there are no sawmlLs. but were l:awu and s;::it. i n ere th it section of oil Mexico there vt:A .very l-trg; rubber p!:tnta- tlons. and i:'uli:v?.i -y tvcc;? are q'.rite ,vay li:e tropical ill? vjnu'i ruij- common. In e!e;r:ug forest : for netting o: ber tree.; the tnahos ;:y v.-M'. i us are a?t crt davu ami re wo:;d U qrdte. ah"!!'ia:i! USi'il in building the b: Inventor. . owl. .U this )':? of it was e. American MEANII-4GS Cr CALiCCR. Either !-. C!.-:t::ter f fi f.nn OP lis !.; ? !:hii:i'! :;, l;-t:::;;t-ltT. There i ; si: rely no word in the uo meiifiafre of j;uns. L .' .; and little. Wf:;:i I -':; caused a i.-; .-.u:.-n:;j so lay as the tnticu c.iiif;:s:!u i:j tli Word (:;I:".:or The ceii Avion arisi's c' y from the ;iv;U sense we :.ay a Use ;! tne t-.-rni !'i a.i,v to in iicale lei co (.-.:: The lery tin: os gun. is a For pon-cr : '!' s .'ull :: ! ,i :v:!n. caliber as applied to artil- les e-wmiaUy .-.nd at all d:at:.:ter of the bore of a u. then, of si inch caliber t: u wiioae bore is just six inches, c-dijvt'iii.'nce and becarse the cf a run who:i once its bore has been loci.io;l upon depends so greatly upon its h'ii;;-fli, artillerists are in the Lal.it of deilnijig Hie length of 'he gun in tenrs cf the caliber. The six inch rapid lire f,run, as mount ed on the ships of the navy, is a trifle unJcr t-.venty-fivo feet in length and Is therefore known as a 50 caliber gun. In Hie case of small arms the caliber Is expressed, in hundredlhs of an inch, as when we say a 22 caliber or 32 cali ber pi.ol, meaning that the bore is -.22 or .32 of tm inch in diameter. Sci entific American. Hadly Tangled. i The Census Taker Your name, mum? j "I don't know." "Beg pardon, mum." "I've I. eon divorced. At present my name is Mrs. Jones in this state. In several states It is Miss Smith, my ; maiden name, and In three stales it Is Mrs. Brown, my first husband's name." "This your residence, mum?" ."I eat and sleep here, but I have a trunk in a neighboring state, where I am getting a divorce from my present husband." "Then you're married at present?" "I'm married in Texas, New York and Massachusetts, divorced in South Dako;a, .Missouri, Alaska. Oklahoma and t'a'.iforn'.a. a bigamist in three other states and a single woman in eight of hers." Chicago Tribune. The Last Word. "Having the last word." said a naval officer, "reminds me of a story I heard not long ago. A certain man died, and a clergyman was engaged to offer a eulogy. This worthy miuister prepared a sermon of exceeding length and strength, but just before he entered the parlor to deliver It ho thought that It ' might be advisable to learn what the dead man's last words had been. So he turned to one of the weeping young er sous and asked: " 'My boy, can you tell me your fa ther's last words?' " "He didn't have none, the boy re plied. Ma was with him to the end.' " Absentminded. La Fontaine, the famous fable poet, was a moat absentminded man. Meet ing one day in a saloon a young man, he was so favorably Impressed by his conversation that he expressed his ad miration for him in the most flattering terms. "But he is your own son!" ex claimed a guest in astonishment "Is It so?" replied the poet. "Then I am the more delighted to make his ac quaintance." i A Remedy. 1 "For some time past I've been buy ing a dozeu eggs every week at this Store, and I invariably find two bad ones In every dozen. Something's got to be done about it," said an irate housekeeper. "Well," said the uew clerk naively and with a quiet smile, mebbe if you i only bought half a dozeu you'd only eet one bad one." Grocer's Literary Gazette. i It Lasts. When a man writes a proposal of marriage to a woman he has written something that will last forever. A woman never destroys a letter that contains an offer of marriage. Atchi son Globe. ' To lire long ft Is necessary to 1t klowl. THE'SHORT LIVED DOG. Ills Roraul Lenjrth of Lite but Om. seventh That of Su. Sorely it is by tu unfortunate dls- man among- uie oiuer umiuais, buuuiu have a normal length of life which Is no more, on a iair computation, man one-seventh of his own. There Is no i other figure which expresses the rela- tive age3 of man and his dog so welL !The puppy of one year is about at the J 1 " twenty-one. And so it continues , . ,, . . j . iuuman prime respectively, the ratio '..I.. it , .5 T 1 J mitted tuat tne oia age or nie dog, tnus computed, outlasts the old age of the man. One hears stories which seem to be fairiy authentic of' dogs living up ,to eighteen, and if we do hear stories of human beings living similarly up to ;12C, at least we do not believe them. ' But such an age for a dog is quite the extreme limit. The dog of ten years approaches the equivalent of the three score and ten which had been named as the fair end of the human crea ture's tether, and on the whole the multiplication of canine years by seven all through the stages of life gives the corresponding age of man better than any other figure gives it. Westminster Gazette. OLD LEATHER. Uses to Will oti Discarded Boots and I Shoes Are Pot. Old boots and shoes of leather are cut up into small pieces and then are put for two days into chloride of sul phur, the effect of which i3 to make the leather verv, hard and brittle. When this Is fully effected the mate rial is withdrawn from the action of the chloride of sulphur, washed with water, dried and ground to powder. It is then mixed with some substance that will cause it to adhere together, such as shellac or other resinous mate rial or even good glue, and a thick solution of strong gum. It is afterward pressed into molds' to form combs, buttons and a variety of other useful objects. Prussiate of potash is also made out of old leather. It is heated with pearl ash and old iron hoops in a large pot. The nitrogen and carbon form cyano gen and then unite with the iron and potassium. The soluble portions are dissolved out and the resulting salt, j added to one of each, produces the well known Prussian blue, either for dyeing purposes or as a pigment. London Boot and Shoe Trades Jour nal. A Doubtful Compliment. Although Mr. Hobbs was taken at his face value by his son and heir, there were times when the youthful William's admiring tributes embar rassed his parent in the family group. "I had quite an encounter as I came nomas ioij?t." the valorous Mr. Hobbs annoiruvtJ at the tea table. "Two men, slightly intoxicated, were having a quarrel on the corner. As usual, there ; was no policeman in sight, and they ! were in a fair way to knock each oth er's brains out when I stepped between and separated them." "Weren't you afraid, father?" asked Mrs. Hobbs in a quavering voice. "No, indeed! Why should I be?" in quired Mr. Hobbs, inflating his chest. "I guess there isn't anybody could knock any brains out of my father!" said Willy proudly. Youth's Compan ion. Cock Crowcrs-An Kxtltict Trade, "Cock crowcrs in the past got good pay," said an antiquary, "but theirs is an extinct business now. Cock crow d's were employed by the rich in their town houses to crow the hour. They crowed only the rising !;onr for the most part, but darieg Lo.:t they crow ed everything cv-eu ;i;e halves and i quarters all night le-.ig It was a kind of penance. These iron were trained ; from childhood to caw. Sometimes in I their childhood au operation was per- iui'un u meir iaroiii.3; to give main a mose eocklike delivery. Au ancestor of mine on the maternal side was a famus sock crower in his day." Lon don Graphic. Iafoeaoe. No human being can come into the world without increasing or diminish ing the sua total of human happiness, not enly ef the present, but of every subsequent age ef humanity. No one can 4etaeh himself from this connec tion. Thare is sequestered spot in the universe, no dark niche along the disk of nonexistence to which he can retreat from his relations to others, where he can withdraw the influence of his existence upon the moral desti ny of the world. -erywhere he will have companions will be better or worse for hi a LnSutnce. The Isaal Way. When a mother forbade her daugh ter social gayety on the ground that she "had seen the folly of such things," the daughter very reasonably answer- e,i that she wanted to see the follv of them too. That is the attitude of youth toward the warnings of age. London Lady. She Did. Mr. Misfit (savagely) Eefore I mar ried you was there any doddering Idiot gone on you? Mrs. Misfit There was one. Mr. Misfit I wish to good ness you'd married him! Mrs. Misfit I did. Los Angeles News. The joy ef life i never fairy ncSml until the fclejwUf f freely 10 freely &4m in tea tU THE COUNTRY HOUSE. A mh Apart Tkat OmU B Th most privately - conducted homo must communicate with Increasing fre quency with the world outside. The coal man. the Ice man, the automobile repair shop must be upbraided or ca joled. Reports must be reviewed, ac counts kept, bills examined and the senders occasionally treated wltn a check. From a room removed from the rest of the house one most speak with the railway station, settle with the expressman." or deliberate with the chauffeur or coachman, for none of these things should disturb the tran quillity of the home or the equanamlty of guests. If the bouse is to minister to all the activities of a home it is high time that space be devoted to this mechanism of living. For want of a better term a room devoted to such a purpose may be called the "office" of the house. Here the telephone stands on a table that bears also the mis cellaneous utensils and printed matter that are always wanted in a house when they cannot be found. Here are cookbooks, gardening books, diction aries, time tables, while a few old plates, a cast or two. bits of Dresden, water colors and a few cherished pho tographs relieve an otherwise hum drum collection of necessities. Here arriving parcels are placed and the daily mail opened. Mysterious cup boards there are and drawers with locks that work. Indoors and Out. A CONTRAST. French and English Women as They Cross a Muddy Street. See a Parisienae cross a muddy street. She advances tiptoe to the edge of the pavement, poises like a bird ready for a flight, deftly raises her dress more than enough to show her embroidered skirt, the dainty hose and elegant bottines, and without more delay she trips across, toe and heel bareSy touching and the mud refusing to cling to the fairy feet that hardly leave an impression on it. Landed on the .other side, she gives her fine feath ers a little shake into place and passes on with shoes that look as if just put on at that moment. Watch an Englishwoman immediate ly afterward. She reaches the curb stone, comes to a dead standstill and stolidly contemplates the muddy road. Finally she selects a route. Then, very cautiously, she lifts her dress, making sure that txie tops of her shoes are under cover; then, slowly advancing, she puts her right foot out. Plump it goes, the water oozing over it, and then splash, splash, splash, un til the other side is reached, when, with soiled skirts and soaked shoes, she proceeds on her wet and muddy way. Nothing could be more characteristic of their respective nationalities, and nothing could be more amusing than their mutual contempt for each oth er's ways. Translated From the French For St. Louis Republic. SIcn's lists and Women's Veils. "I see here that a woman writer wonders why a man always looks in his hat before he puts it on," said the reflective man as he looked up from his paper. "Here la what she says: 'When a man puts on his hat he most always looks inside 't first. What he expects to see remains a mystery, but he looks for it, all the same.' That's easy. lie looks m his hat to see if the ; knot holding the inside band together . will be at the back of his head when he puts it on. Now, if she'll tell me ; why a woman always pulls down her veil sad parses up her mouth before . she steps out of doors we'll call it . square." New Y'ork Press. Kiile V'M sliers. In her last novel. "The Dream and the Business," Mrs. .'raigie, I regret to note, usod the expression "side whisk ers." The redundant "side" is to be found also in Meredith, Dickens, the greater Richardson, Bronte, Caine, Corelli, Sims and Shorter. As a matter of fact, unlaws otV-arwise stated, the least Intelligent rexdor would take it for granted t.:.i-t- d j whiskers were worn ea the sida of th face, as indeed ' is the usual prac-tieo. The terms "Hp wh'slter" (mustache) and "chin whisk-' er" (beardettu) are Amerloaaisms. Pall U&il Gazette. Just LiLie aba. The Bar. Walter Coltoa. author of "Ship and Shore" and other books, ' gave a most forcible tllustratioa ef the ' character ef an oQo e Ward the j ship to which he was attoebat sm chap- ; laia. Tie e-ffleer was always praddJing with ether people's Bos&xess m& was j seldom la his own plaoe. Oease-a. neatly j he irti most unpopular with tee sail- i ors. -One of them, goaded to unusual irritation, said one day, "1 de believe that at the general resurrection the lieutenant will be found getting eat ef somebody else's grave." The Soft Aiuwer, "Johnny," said the stern parent, "my father used to whip me when I be haved at the table as badly as yon are doing." "Well,' rejoined the precocious youngster, "I hope I'll never have to make a confession like that to my little boys." Chicago News. ESeet of Hlsrh Livinsr. Goodman Gonrong Wake up, pard. Wot ye groanin about? Tuffold Knutt (rubbing his eyes) Gtsh. but I've had a horrible dreaial I tL&ssgM I'd got a job o work an wua do In' the mani curin fur a octopus, Chicago TribuneT A Restorative EuppJ a Pin faint from lacfe of foed. Bits Lady (generously) How iieaflftit Bscs. smeU my vinaigrette A LOST RIDING HABtTTl M bit V the Eatpxeaa Kagrnle tfcak Bran Smile de GIrardln. whom Eo genie welcomed !3 "the gravedigger of dynasties' because he had gone to Louis Philippe on the eve of his Sight Uo 1843 to warn him as he came to warn her now, said to her very serious ly that night: ; " "Should your majesty appear brave ly on horseback In the midst of the people your majesty can still count on their enthusiasm and devotion." Eugenie resolved to show herself on horseback. She ordered that the rid- uoath and them title, receive at least lug habit be chosen. It must be all 3,000, possibly more if there are bo black, of the severest simplicity. Aud j nuses. If I have a ship and I insure she would just pin the red ribbon of the Legion of Honor on her left breast. Often the slightest causes bring about the gravest results. The tragedy of the empire's last chance, therefore, must be sought along with the black riding skirt and corsage. By Incredible 111 luck they could not find it. There had been one. but it had disappeared, '"doubtless stolen." Oth ers were at Compiegne and Foutaine bleau. They found a riding habit of dark green with heavy gold braid, the Lcostume of the imperial stag hunts. "It will not do," Eugenie sobbed; "it will not do!" And so for lack of a black skirt and corsage the empress of the French was forced to flee her capital and lost an empire. Sterling Heilig in Metropol itan Magazine. A FLY IN A WEB. Tlie Way a Tiny Spfsler Inprisoacd His Bis Vict Hi "One morning when I in my workshop." says a naturalist, "a large fly. double the si::e of a bluebottle, wa.s caught in a spider's web in the win dow close to where I was at work. It was held by two of its legs only, and for some time the spider, which was about the size of the fly's head, pro ceeded to strengthen its hold by at taching numerous extra iiues to the two captive limbs, carefully 1; -p"ng out of reach of tin dhers. which were letting out in all directions in frantic efforts to escape. "During a short re.-pite in the cap tive's struggles tlie spider cautiously approached aud with its hind legs got several turns of its tiny rope round one of the limbs that were free. These tactics were carried on till all the legs were firmly bound. It then injected poison into one of the legs. This soon showed itself, for its deadening effects reduced the victim's struggles in a marked degree. The poison paralyzes, but does uot kill. "Shortly after a second bite resist ance ceased, and the victor settled down to suck the juices of its fallen prey. The struggles lasted quite au hour. Next morning the fly was alive, and the spider was still sucking out its Hfeblood." Chicago News. The Missing Note. One of the leading tenors in Moscow was called upon to sing an opera in which one note was much too high for him, but he got a man In the orchestra to come in just at the right time and supply the note. In exchange e tenor was to take him to supper. The plan answered well, the applause was loud, but the tenor forgot all about t'.j supper. Next time he sang the opera he went to the front of the stage, put his hand on his heart and opened his mouth as Wide as he could. His dis comfiture was great when the expect ant hush was broken by a voice from the orchestra saying, "Where's my sup per?" From Iskra. Chinese Similes. Some of the ordinary expressions cf the Chinese are pointedly sarcastic enough. A blustering, harmless fellow they call "a paper tiger." When a man values himself overmuch they compare him to "a rat falling into a scale and weighing itself." Overdoing a thing they call "a hunchback making a bow." A spendthrift they compare to "a rocket" which goes ef? at once. Those who expend their charity on re mote objects, but neglect their fam ilies, are said to "hang a lantern on a pole, which is seen afar, but gives no lijfct betew." Fallowed His Pip. An old Hungarian countryman had smoked the same pipe for more than fifty years and as a natural conse quence had xrwwm to lore It as a compasloa. One day, however, his In fant .-;-2d smashed the pipe be yond all hope ef repair. The H man was so broken hearted af Ms less that he hanged hlMself a a per. In his pocket was found a scrap of paper on which was scribbled, "My pipe is done for, and I must ge tee." Presence of Mind. After the railway accident: "Did yer let compensation. Bill?" "Tes; 5 me and 5 the missus." "Why, I didn't know she wor 'urt" "She wasn't, but I had the presence of mind to fetch 'er one on the 'ead with me boot London Tatler. In the Typewriter Shop. Polite Salesman We have here our new model. No. 23. You will notice It Is equipped with the most approved billing device and Fair Stenographer Have you any model that also has a cooing device? New York World. Her Sad Fate. Gerald You are the only girl I have ever loved. Geraldine Must suffer alone? Kew York Press. Some pee-ple are so eantieoe that they area leek before they FIRE INSURANCE." WVU Asaownt Mar Sot Be Paid Ert Wke Loss Ia Complete. Ia a fire Insurance policy the sum In sured merely marks the maximum lia bility accepted by the insurance com- pany and determines the premium to be paid. It is not in any way admitted t by the insurance office as a measure ; of the value of the property insured, j If I have a life policy for o,0C0, j eays a writer in the Nineteenth Cen- tury, my heirs can, on proof of my her with marine insurance companies for 5,C00, I can recover the full 3,000 at ence should my ship be totally lost. But if I insure my house against fire for 5,C00 I cannot recover 5,CC0 unless I can prove the house to be worth fully that sum. All that I am entitled to demand is the actual value of my house immediately before it was burned, and I must give every assist ance to the insurance company in or der that the actual value may be justly determined. By statute the insurauce company has the power to reinstate that house, as far as the sum insured will go, in stead of paying me anything. In prac tice, compensation is usually agreed and paid in cash without recourse on either side .to the right of reinstate ment, but I'l no case am I entitled to more than the actual value of my house as .i existed just before the fire. PATENTS ON INVENTIONS. Must lie In tfce Xexm of t!ie Actnal Iiiveittors. Tho law provides for the granting of patents only to the aciuul inventor of the patented invention, aud a patent granted in the name of any one else Is invalid. For this reason it is essen tial that the application for patent be made In the name of t'aa one whom the law regards as the "inventor. In some factories it is the custom to pat en!: every invention in the name of (he proficient of the company. This freqv.ently happens because the com pany has been built up on inventions made by the president or other oflicer, an I as a matter of pride the president wishes to see all patents issued in his name. This is a dangerous thing to do in he case of inventions which were con- ! coived by the employee independently of the officer, such as inventions wholly worked out by employee without sug ge rtloa or assistance from the officer, for if in a suit brought under such patent it were shown that while the patent was granted in the name of the officer the invention was actually made by an employee the patent would be declared invalid, aud usually a suit would not have reached such a stage until it was too late to go back and atent the invention in the name of the real inventor. Edwin J. Trindle' in Engineering Magazine. The ITusrtienots. Here are two essays on the Hugue nots by Chicago public school pupils: "The Hugonots are people in France that are followers of Victor Hugo. Their leader is a man named Jean Val jean that was a thief, but got con verted and turned (it well. The Hugo nots are very good people. A lady named Evangeline wrote a long poem abov.t them, but it don't rhyme." "The Huguenots i:? the name of a big thing like a steam roller that the mo gul used in India to run over people. It sqconhed them to death and was very trrible. It had eyes painted on it llus a dragon and snorted steam whan it waa running. They are no Lui-rux-nots enny more." Joiia Erifrlit siiid iord Manners. In one of his speeches in the house of commons John Bright quoted in a spirit of banter and ridicule the well known lines written by Lord John Manners in his callow youth: Let wedtli and ccrjmeree, laws and learn ing die. But leave ua still our old nobility. Lord John, who was present, imme diately got up and pulverized the great tribune by retorting, "I would rather be the foolish young man who wrote thoe lines than the malignant old man whe quoted them." Alozart. ilatrt lived thirty-seven years. His first mass was composed when he was less than ten years of age, and the enormous quantity of his compositions was the work of the succeeding twenty-seven years. Mozart wrote forty one symphonies, fifteen masses, over thirty operas and dramatic composi tions, forty-one sonatas, together with an immense number of vocal and con certed pieces in almost every line of the art Bsbioas. Stippler Did Miss Kutts admire your paintings? Dobber I don't know. Stippler What did she say about them? Dobber That she could feel that I put a great deal of myself Into my work. Stippler Well, that's praise. Dobber Is it? The picture I showed her was "Calves In a Meadow." Real Reform. Dibbles There goes Rhymer and his rich wife. She married him nearly a year ago to reform him. Scribbles Did she succeed? Dibbles Sure. Ha hasn't written a poem since they faced the parson together. Chicago News. ' i SU radbft Gladys I Am( sore he has sever ! hsCs . Fweloee Oh. I felt the ssjsss -pay, totay hp jlsed H aaka 1 Hs Has Returned. A few days ago there was con siderable comment in the Eugene papers about the prolonged ab sence in the East of Coach Bez el k and it was even rumored in athletic circles there that the young man did not intend to re turn. Saturday Guard, how ever, says Coach Hugo Bezdek arrived in Eugene iiom his trip to Chicago on this morning's early train and is ready to take up his duties again at the university as physi cal director. He says he had a very good time back East and woulu have come back sooner but lor unavoidable delays. Bezdek began work this aiter noon again with the basketball team. He thinks that there is good material that will develop very rapidly in the time at bis disposal. While East he also made arrangements so that he an get all of his sporting goods of the university, that cannot be obtained here, quickly and easily from Sari Francisco. Bezdek will also coach the baseball team ibis spring. Arrargements are being made by the order of Elks of this city to have a big j ification. in which Albany Klks from 150 to 200, strong, will pa ititipate a guests of honor. The time is to be the 25th. although something might possibly arise to make a change of date necessary It is understood the affair will be quite elaborate and great preparations are on foot for the event. A. C. Tunnison has come to the front with the biggest wood etory of the season. Mr. Tunison cut a tree on hie place a few days ago, ttat made I7 1-2 cords of wood which, at the present rate of to per cord means quite an item. The tree was red fir and crew on tlie farm f ormerlj cwn ed by Mrs. Agnes Thompson rfthis city Miss Florence Jenkins of Poitland, formerly of this city, is a guest at the Hansell home.' THE MEXICAN OCELOT. A Great Jumper Is This Strange Lit tle Spotted Jungle Cat. One of the most interesting animals of the new world and yet one of which little seems to be written, even by sportsmen who have spent much time in Mexico and the Central American states, is the ocelot, the strange little spotted cat of the dense jungles of tropical parts of the two Americas. They are not nearly so heavy as the average lynx of the eastern woods and are infinitely lighter on their feet. They run with the greatest agility up and down the almost perpendicular trunks of trees and follow a crippled bird out on limbs too slender, it would seem, to bear the weight of the par rot, let alone the cat. Parrots are the ocelot's principal f ,,t- 'r;d their hunt ing is done alrr.-.ji ,... v4etner by day, though, like a!J iiif- cat tribe, they are thoroughly at home in the blackest night. The parrots which they hunt fre quent the thickest of forests, coming to the ground only in the rare open spacts and along the banks of the tuuuy small streams where they drink. In order to follow them it is necessary that the ocelots be great jumpers, aud so they are. When I was following the hounds through the southern Cali fornia hills after wildcats and an oc casional mountain lion I was wont to say that the hitter was the greatest jumper on earth. The ocelot bus any mountain lion that ever walked !. eaten a block, length for length and weight for weight. forest and Stream. LUNCHEON WAS EXPENSIVE. Iiajsteail of 13 irrani'H It Kosilly Cost 4i,tGO I'-i-anca. One day three friends in Paris were taking a walk together. "I should like to have an exquisite lunch." said one of the three. "I should be satisfied with a lunch," said the second, "which is a little short of being exquisite." "And I," remarked the third one, "should be content with any kind of lunch." Unfertuaately none of them was pos sessed ef the necessary money. Pres ently oae eX tke trio was struck by an idea. He lad his friends to a music publisher au4 made him an offer: "Buy tveiB us a song. This gentle man wrele the text; that one set it to music, aaa I shall sing it. as I am the only one ef us with a good voice." "WelL Oac t f or a trial," replied the publish. The young man complied, and the publisher seemed to be satisfied. He paid 15 francs for the song, and the friends hastened joyfully to a restau rant. The author of the text was Alfred de Musset, the musician was Monpur and the singer Dupre. The song, which was bought and paid for with 15 francs, "The Andalusian Girl," yield ed the publisher 40,000 francs. Har per's Weekly. Tne "Wise snxa. "This popular fiction is all rot. In real life the girl's father seldom ob jects to the man of her choice." "You're wrong there. He often ob jects, but he's v&aaUy too wise to say anything." Len-ievW Courier-Journal. Any time 1 h Urn for eay- lTr m lng what Is .