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COTTAGB GROVE . . OREGON.
Hatred I) a rust on the heart)'
Opportunity uercr hunts far to- And
Eccentricity U' foolishness that 'bat
... i I 11 i I 'i
Tbe wlte man should be thankful for
tbe foot. Tbe contraat make htm uo-
The Amerlcan'lc' trust toat mon
lastiyear. Probably It had too much
It Is very .bird to convince adlvorceo.
woman who baa obtained big alimony
that marriage la a failure.
Then being little doing In the for
eign oince. Jobn ilull teut Jn another
warning to Abdul Uamld.
The- race quratton la a lerloua one,
but th "coon" tons problem 1 aar
more aerloui one and far more difficult
Some people act a though they
thought the world ought to come and
knock them down with a club and
make them take a living,: ''.
Of the making of many books which
bare about at much literature quality
aa may be found in raci track booaa
there aeema to be literally no end.
The bachelor, girl who admlti that
ahe never bad a chance to pet married
bat arrived at a point where the U
willing to accept pity In lieu of ad
miration." gtllt ,we. hesitate to take aa freah
newt the stalement of the dressmak
en that "figures are made, not born."
Nature hat never been guilty of mak
lug a "ttralgbt front"
London Truth aaya that under the In
flueuce of the American woman "so
ciety bat degenerated from a polite
pleasure 'mo a profession." That was
what ruined baseball.
An actress hat succeeded In advertis
ing herself In .New York by whipping
a dude for kicking; her dog. The press
agent Is si a loss to understand bow
th'd newtKt the affair leaked, out.
Host of the European military au
thorltleThaver agreed that the- lance la
obsolete at m'weapoa of war and bare
decided not to use It bereafterJ While
they were about It. why didn't they
also condemn the balllsta, the catapult
and the arquebus
A new cure for tuberculosis consists
In Inoculating children with a rrum
aa soon aa possible after they are born.
It It any wonder that some parents
are pondering the wisdom of bringing
children into a world so full ot expert;
mentation and Inoculation?
now- tbe railroads .themselves can
stand the property lott that follows
wrecka which can be ctatted aa preventable.
The announcement It made by' the
British home office that Mrs. Florence
Maybrick, now undergoing sentence
of penal servitude for life for the
alleged murder of ber husband, will be
released 'belt 'year In time for her to
give 'her personal attention to suits
affecting her Interesta In. Kentucky,
Virginia 'and West Virginia. Bbould
Im rK4k It - . ...... Iahm. ah.
I Mf IMIVft m J . ... U.-l III I
will be a free woman afttr an Imprta-j
.r. Am th. nn.inn f Yimr ...tie parted. Blighted, bleak and barren. It
or Innocence there will alwara be a no1T tettt upon Its crumbling hlllt-
dlTlekm of public sentiment thoua-h of ruins, rags and wretchedness.
the great majority of people, both In 'roni Jaffa, the ancient Jopps, a sea
this country and In England, belleTe Port on the Mediterranean. It la flfty
her to be Innocent. In spit of the dr- three miles by rail to Jerusalem. Yes,
corosUntlal evidence against her. ren Into very center of the Holy
Even among those who believe her '-and bare the Iron ribbons penetrated.
guilty undoubtedly manr think a life and the silent bills and slumbering vat
sentence unnecessarily severe, and that '' startled, by the thunders of
AS IT IS TO-DAY i
J. A. VCT3EX fa ft. Iliastrareo' ffess Journal
UK Jerusalem of to-day Is only
a mournful relic ot the ancient
city. Its former glory has de-
firteea years of confinement In tax
hardest penal Institute In Knaland is
sufficient . 'punishment for a crime
which had some mlturatlna- feature
"ibout ir even from the standpoint of
the .prosecution. It Is needless to dla-
-cuss the question of Mrs. Maybrtck'a
gulltv .No new point can be urred. no
new facta presented. The question baa
oeen gone over In Its every assect.-
tbe "overland" and the thrill, scresm
of the locomotive the advance agent
of a new age. Each day a passenger
train leaves and arrives at Jaffa. The
schedule time between Jerusalem and
Jaffa It four hours. The locomotive
and cart were brought from France.
They were originally 'Intended for the
Panama Hallway. But when the ran
a ma Canal Company, which bad also
The pressure to secure her release has fn'eP! building a railway, went
been strong and continuous. Iltr
friends hare never given up hop, not
withstanding the persistent refusal of
the home office .to reopen tha case or to
consider petitions. They are about
Into bankruptcy. Frenchmen bought
the material at a greatly reduced price
and utilised It for the Jerusalem Hall
road, which Is stilt controlled by
them. The crews consist chiefly of
Arabs. The entire railroad with all tta
tlon. After the train leaves Jaffa It
filthiest place In the entire city It tht
governor's palace, the vlte odors of
which civilized people can scarcely en
dure. Along the entire Via Dolorosa
the tourist Is obliged to cover his nos
trils with his handkerchief strongly
perfumed. Stenches new and strange,
decidedly unlike the fragrance ot Ara
bia, almost asphyxiate the civilised
traveler. Tht remarkable thing Is that
people can breathe and thrive amid
conditions so adverse to health. Wa
ter for cleansing purposes seenu) to he
unknown In this quarter,
Jerusalem has no parks, public
squares, promenades, driveways, bou
levards, libraries or reading rooms.
For this reason the depot Is alive with
ctttsens and the many officers and, sol
diers ot the Turkish garrison every
time a train arrives, especially when
tourists are expected In great num.
hers. This Is the principal amusement
these people And. The driven' thout
and scream, and no effort It made by
the police to silence them, The'ublquI
tout hotel, runners and carriers Inso
lently (rasp the traveler! baggage,
place. It upon the cart Of friend, aad
will not give It up until they receive
their Inevitable -bakshish.- The depot
Is bnllt outside of the city walla, near
"My daughter Is taking honors at
the school of mines," said a charming
woman recently, "and my son Is In
Paris learning dressmaking." Each
was following a decided bent -which
was not to the taste of the other.
There Is no better reason for a choice
of profession than the determination
to 'do one's best work In the best way.
The Netherlands government, which
owns more than one-half of the rail
ways in Holland; finds itself troubled
with' strike of the railway employes.
It baa decided to ask Parliament to
pass a law forbidding the employes
of tbe State railways to' strike, and
the employes hare decided to strike as,'
soon "as the law Is patted. This situ
ation It Interesting, and it should be
A current circulation of X30, barring
a tiny fraction, for every man, woman
and -child In the commonwealth is
probably the best showing ever made
by any nation the price of a cow or
aa -overcoat for everybody. Its distri
bution Is a trifle Irregular, but that la
like the sea's level, always In a state ot
disturbance and rectifies tlon. Those
who haven't got' tbelr share ot the J30
are not forbidden to buttle for It, and
those who have more the get-rich-quick
concerns stand ready to redress
their balance with neatness" snd dis
patch' whenever they are so minded.
Among the interesting statistical
facts contained in a late rolu'me-of the
consular reporta la a tabular state
ment ot the value of Germany's trade
with Venezuela. The Imports Into Ger
many from Venezuela from 1637 to
1001, Inclusive, amounted to 111.083,
800, about 2 per cent of Germany's
total Importations. These Imports seem
to have fallen off since 1837, when
the highest figure was reached. On
the other hand, the exports from Ger
many to Venezuela, have Increased, the
highest figures having been reached In
1001, when they amounted to 1,060,
000. While' the figures 'Indicate that
Germany is Increasing its business
with Venezuela, they show also that
the trade la smsll and an Inconspicu
ous figure In the commercial records ot
The number of railroad, accidents
that have occurred In tht United
States during the last few montht It
abnormal and It hat puzzzled the
country to account for them. Even
tho citizen who hat no railroad expe
rience can distinguish very well be
tween an unavoidable accident and the
other kind. The other kind have ap
parently ben the more numerous.
The slaughtering of human life In pre
ventable railroad accident! Is due to
either Incompetency or neglect Now
railroad men, or at leatt those trusted
with the running of locomotives, are
far from Incompetent. They are among
the finest men of the country. If they
neglect their duties, when the results
are generally fatal to themselves. It
must be on account ot physical and
mental exhaustion, If they are being
overworked the practice ihould cease.
Public Interest demands this Impera
tively, but It Is hard to understand
to succeed, and when Mr Mar brick
la out another auaaMntaraailonal . . 1 ..
question wlll have been settled, much
to the' general relief.
The recent endowment by Mr. PhlDna
of an Institution In Philadelphia for the
study and treatment of consumption
marks a new step forward hi the cm.
sade agalnat tuberculosis. A consid
eration of the appalling loss of" life
from this dlseaae, and the convlcUoa
that It Is a preventable aa well aa a.
curable malady, led a number of phy
sicians and philanthropists a taw years,
ago to begin an organised campaign
against It- The plan of the campaign
Is one primarily of instruction. Interna
tional congresses have been held to
consider ways and means not only of
carmg for the sick and curing the dis
ease, but also and chiefly of diffusing
knowledge of the affection among the
people at large so that, knowing Its na
ture and the manner of Its spread, they
might Intelligently spply the measures
for Its prevention. One congress held
In Berlin offered a prize for a popular
essay on tuberculosis and bow to com
bat It. The prize was won. by an Amer
ican physician. Ills little book baa been
translated Into all ths leading lan
guages of the world, and millions of
copies of It have been distributed. In
addition to this, many sanitariums for
the care ot the sick, hare been bnllt or
are planned. A philanthropist In Eng
land last year gave a large sum of mon
ey to be spent for the good ot the peo
ple tn whatever way the king might
designate. Ilia majesty decided to em
ploy the money In the crusade against
ware onereo. ror greasily, and sometimes abruptly, as- the Jsffa Gate, the busiest spot In Je
plana for a sanitarium, and the- build- th. hills, until It crosses the russlem. To the right of the gsta Is
tag Is a boot to be began. Many "of tha mountains ot Judaea at an altitude of the so-called David's Tower, where the
State and cities' of this country have goo feet above the. level of the sea. coma 0f David Is placed on exhibition,
hospitals for consumptives under con- Then It slowly begins to descend unttl The tower Is a plctureique building,
stmctioa or-In operation. The Institute It reaches Jerusalem, which lies upon inj , th, only one of the three an
to be established In Philadelphia la, ta hills at an altitude of 2JKO feet elent towers of the, dty spared by the
however, more compreheslve- In Us above sea level " .1 Roman general Titus when he de
scope than any In existence. In addition Before the railroad was completed ttrord the dtyi Coming from the
to the hospital and dboeosai7'featTirei this Journey was connected with msny jtpot which, by the wsy. Is 'located
It la Intended to be a great teaching, hardships. Camels and sedan chairs ,nf -iaing thlshem
center- for the people, that they may were then the means of 'transportation. to towtr n tn? sppearance of
nave a practical aemonstranoa or toe ana ine mp consumea irora imoiju. medieval cattle.
grTma. Vrotn tho time tho traveler
ten tho city until he leaves It he It
surrounded by beggars, and, peddlers,
and great Is the mitutier of twlndlor
who sell spurious relict to tht unwary,
Carload! of trlnkots, said to be made
from the wood ot the trees that grow
on the Mount of Olives, are sold each
year, though tho few vcntrablt tree
still standing there have not been
touched for over fifty years. The Gar
den of (lethtemana Is another place
such relics. Shiploads of beautiful
souvenirs have been sent from here
to every quarter ot the globe, and not
one article, among the many thousands
la actually made ot the tree of Geth
sentane. The garden Ilea .between J
ruaalero and the Mount ot Olives i
the Itldron valley. It comprises about
an acre of ground. Inclosed by a fence.
It -still contains an olive tree that
said to date from the time of Christ
The Mount of Olivet It tht highest
hill of Jerusalem. It It about 180 feet
higher than Mount Zlon. The entire)
city rests upon a rocky elevation whic
It divided Into two almost equal pari
br a valley. The eastern portion
railed Mount Morlah, where stood tht
temple ot Solomon. The western half
la Zlon, tht holy mountain of' David.
Jerusalem It a hotbed of eccentric In
dividuals, especially religious fanat
ic. Great Is tbs number ot those who
are attempting to atone for tbelr sins
at the holy places. Msny claim
have discovered new method! of salva
tion. Moat of these fanatics bare cer
tainly lost their reason. The number
ot churches snd monasteries In the
modern city, without counting many
crusading chapels now slther In ruin
or converted into mosques, la very
Since the year 118T the Oreacrat
VIEW Or SUnnOTJNDINGB FROM THE JAFFA. GATE, AND RAILWAY STATION NBAII JERUSALEM.
best means of lighting this deadly dls- hours to two dsys. Imagine the pless-
uret of a twinging ride or twenty-eix
hours on a camera back. And yet.
With all these forces at work
against tuberculosis the hope of ulti
mate victory la bright, and Indeed
statistics already show a relative low
ering of' the death-rate from the dis
ease In many parts of the world.
THIRD 8TORY B.CK" COMEDY.
lie w Oae Boarder Managed te fur Ber
The man with the bald spot at the
beck of his head was reading aloud
from the reflections of Marcos Aurdlus.
The landlady told him to shut up.
'It s all very nice," she said, "but I
don't feel like listening to It to-day."
The bald man' closed the book over
his Index finger, which be generally
uses for a book markv
"What Is the matterr he asked.
'Phavt been imposed upon again,"
said the landlady. The lady In the
third-story btckrroom Is the guilty par
ty Jhls time."
Ths bald man tald'he was surprised
"She seems to lie i very nice wom
an," he said. 'She Is very popular."
Exceedingly so," said ths landlady.
In acrid tones. "It Is through her pop
ularity that she Imposed upon me. Day
after day streams of people have called
to see her. They were all women, and
many of them came with bundle.
There wss one woman the short one
with the scsr on her chin who cams
regularly every morning about 0 o'clock.
All day long I could hear a sewing ma
chine running at full gait In there, and
I thought the third-floor woman must
be getting ready to get married, she
was having so msny clothes made. But
the clothes were not hers. I found nut
about them this morning. They belong
to the woman who came here with th
bundles, and the short woman with the
scar bat been maklntr them om th
third-floor woman't machine. The ehort
woman hat actually paid rent for the
loom and the machine at the rate of 12
or 13 a week, but not a cent of compen
sation nave l had for the wear and tear
on my carpet, on my door bell, and on
I hare Just been upstairs puttlns a
stop to It, If the short woman wants to
sew In my house, why doesn't she rent
a room from m outright. Instead of
sneaking In on the pretense of visiting
VEGETABLE PZDDLXB OT JIBUSAXEK.
many lament the fact' that to-day the
din of the locomotive has disturbed
the repose of this ancient region, mak
ing Its way to the very gates of Je
rusalem and destroying Its traditional
aspect. Borne declare Its presence an
actual profanation of Its sscred mem
ories. If this were the only "profana
tion" of the Holy Land, of Jerusalem,
Nazareth and Bethlehem, it might be
easily endured; for It has proved Itself
to be ot the utmost convenience to the
tboussnds of pilgrims who annually
travel to the tomb of Jesus.
Approaching Jerusalem from Jaffa,
the first view Is to disappointing that
all, as It were, give utterance to their
feelings In the words of the prophet:
"Is this ths dty that men call The
Perfection of Beauty,' The Joy of the
Whole Earth V- The Impression mads
upon the beholder It akin to the feel
ings of one who has been sadly dis
appointed In a friend woful. desolate,
direful and repulsive. At the Jaffa
Gate, through which the traveler en
ters tb city, be Is at once prepared
for the turmoil, disorder and filth be
yond the gate. Coffee houses and
booths, over which preside, shopkeep
ers and merchants who are evidently
friend? Without doubt thst was the at war with sosd of every description.
most high-banded arrangement I overland a perfect swarm of humanity
came across, i nave heard of tenants frow, every nation under the sun, don'
In lodging bouses carrying on all kinds
of business In tbelr own rooms, but I
never before beard of sub-letting a
third story back cupboard for enough
money to pay tbs first rent" New
The average mother Is very fond of
saying, "I can do without myself, but
I I won't deny the children."
keys, camels, bortet and carts block
the way through tb gate. But even
th't oi'dent gate has been much mod
ernized by painted signs and the evsr
pr;sent group of travelers. And here,
as everywhere, we find the English
langurire known and understood by al
most eierybody, at least sufficiently to
make known the ordinary wants, Tb
The Jaffa Gate Is the Wall street of
Jrrusslem. Here are the horse and
camel markets, the headquarter of the
saddlers, smiths, veterinary surgeons.
money changers, caravans, merchanta.
buyers snd sellers of all kinds of mer
chandise; In abort. It Is the general
market place, the bank, tbe ooard. ot
trade, where anything and everything
may be bought and sold. Here the
people aasembln for tbelr .mass meet
ings. Here affairs of government, pol
itics snd theology are discussed. It Is
the place where tbe laborers stand Idle
st the msrket place, waiting to be
hired. Here caravans may be engaged
to carry merchandise to the very bor
ders of Asls Minor or Egypt pn the
open street barbers may be seen, shar
ing the beads Of tbe Bedouins.
Immediately within tbe walls there
Is another public market place, some
what "smaller than the one outside.
The cramped space does not permit so
large a trade. Here are the European
consulates, banks, tourist agendet, Eu
ropean restaurants, curio shops, snd
the largest hotel In the, city. Back ot
It la the Christian quarter, the best
and cleanest section of the city, But
here, too, the streets are generally so
narrow that man and camel can
scarcely pass ont another without
coming In contact Tbe treasurer of
the Greek church. Euthuynut, It tbe
richest man of the city, and Inhabits
the finest house. No stranger can hare
any conception of the begging nuisance
tolerated throughout tbe entire city
until he finds himself In tbe midst of
it Three-fourths of Jerusalem's citi
zens "make their living" by draining
tbe wallets of the tourists and pll-
wave over the City of David. Ac
cording to Joeephus, Jerusalem was
3.127 years old when Titus destroyed
tbe city, which would make tta age to
day (,000 years. -The more stran
ger sees ot Jerusalem, aa It is to-day,
tbe more repulsive will seem to him
ths constant feud existing between Its
Inhabitants. They quarrel about every
JIBltALEM't XaABOW ITaXXT.
section of the city, every wall, tbe lo
cation of ancient places, the schools,
tho city gates. The spirit of envy,
of greed, of money worship. Is plainly
Tbe wife or a laay Nantucket sea
man, who had been sitting by the
kitchen store all winter, said to him;
"John, one or the other of us has got
to go round Cap Horn, and I ain't
You can always find tome on to
agree with you, even If your con
clusions ar not complimentary to
Only after getting too much doe a
man realise that be has enough.
S.LONQ THE RAILWAY FROM JAFFA TO JERUSALEM,
WINTER CAMPS IN THE LUM&p WbQDS " , T,
ARE THE TRUCtSqUCK Oi .UPjERTY
1 4, ' ' Cf V "
THERE It pleasure and Independence In the winter life In the lumber
woods that I more than recompense for Its many dltsgreeablo con
dltlolit," tald one who has hail personal eilmrleuce In that life. "Th
wholesome exerclto, tho pur, brltk, tpley air, tbe rery Itolallon of
the woods, where, for weeks nono In the ramp seei Anything of the out
side world or even hears from It, conduce lo good appetite and good diges
tion, hence to health and cheerfulness and qoiiU'iitso, tint otw) tho, tyro Jn
the camp can Join with good heart tu this Imty toug of the Woodshien.
with which generations of their robust forbears were wont to begin- their
abor or round out tho oreulutft In tht flrellt cablnt
The luuste of our burnished sz
Khali nuke th woods resound
And msny a lofty, aucleut plus
Shall tumble tn the rround.
At nlil.t, sroynd our good campflre.
We'll slug while rude winds blew)
Oh, we'll rang the wild woods over
As a-slumbsrtnf wt got
The companlonthlp of tht lumber camp Is anything but refined. The
food Is by no means dainty. One does uot wrap the drapery of , his couch
about him and lie down to pleasant dreams on a spring mattress, for th
couch may be a straw-tick In a boarded bunk, on a pile ot fragrant hem
lock or ipruce boughs, on the cabin floor, aa be may choose. When ha turns
In ror the night, If he were blind bis nose would tell him that felt boots
and woolen stockings, In uta all day In the mow, were drying by the Are.
But freedom It In tbe air. Sickness or poor appetite Is unknown. The
food, though coarse. It wtll cooked. A bed cook In a lumber camp would be
run out of It without delay.
"A lumber ramp Is a true democracy. Every man Is as good as his
brother, but no better, A malcontent Is shunned by his fellows until he
either sees hit folly snd becomes congenial or the camp becomes unbearable
to him and he leaves It '
"Nothing like a lire In tb woods gives such opportunity for the prac
tical ttudy of animals In tht winter. Then th prowling bear hldtt away
under tbe rood of some fallen tree. In the hollow log, or even' beneath a -coverlet
"The cunning coon snuggles In soms hollow tree or crevice In the rocks
and sleeps away ths cold daya and nights, his family huddled about him.
Tbe woodchuck curls himself up In dry knolls far beneath the reach of
frott The frisky squirrel tuekt himself and bit wife away tn tbelr leafy
neat In the crotch of tome old oak or chestnut tree, tnd lives like a king
on the store of uuts he and tht have worked all through the fall to gather.
Tbe hedgehog rolls himself up In some mug retreat and tleepa,
"And meantime those winged challengers of the cold, th hawks, the
owls, ths woodpeckers, tbs little oblcksdres, snd others that scorn to seek
th Bouth because old Boreas blows, screech and boot and hammer and
twit, seeking food and pleasure,
"Whatever animal or bird does the woodsman knows It He knows more
about them than books or bookmsaers. Dslly hs lesrns from the woods
something ntw about animal and plant and tree, and knows well that
although he continue dally and nightly of and among them, he has not
years enough to live even If hla lite be of the longest wherein to learn
It all."-New York Bun.
METHODS OF THE SERVANTS IN MANILA
WOULD NOT SUIT THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
FROM my friends here I learn that much of tbe patriarchal tytttm of
living ttlll prevails even in Manila," says an American womau In Tbe
Outlook. "In some large houses there sre from twenty to thirty depend
ents of all degrees, from poor relations to cooks and scullions. These
persons lire about tbe bouse, sleeping In corners, and are dotbed and fed
by tbe mistress. They insrry, nave children, and raise them In a harum
scarum way that would drlvs an American- woman to an Insans asylum.
Again and again I hare teen In one ot the finest houses here small naked
children asleep behind tht parlor door, while large eyed, placid womtn nursed
babies, quite uuabaahed. as they crouched on the floor In the hallways.
The tervantt have their home, their clothes, food and from three to fir
pesos a month. In a way, I suppose, they earn this money, aa they non
chalantly polish the hardwood floors or carelessly flap dust from tbe ctnter
of tables and chairs. They sit on the floor In kitchens In front of a pan or
water and wash tbe dishes that are piled up around tbem, and stack them
edgeways along the wall to dry. Surely tbelr ways are not ours, and It
Is a shock to tbe nerves to see a kitchen In ths heat of preparation for a
banquet of which one Is to partaks latsr. It requires soms skill to pats
between the various dishes being prepared on the floor, where cats and
dog and babies, meat and fruits and vegetable, seem hopelessly Jumbled
up. I always forget about It latsr. for a delicious dinner will almost always
com forth from th chaos. Msny of these servants have lived all their live
in on family. They feel themselves dependent on their matters, and the
Idea of their going away or being dismissed never occurs to either matter or
servant There la consequently a family feeling betwen tbem. and a
freedom of Intercourse thst we, democrats though we are. wonld oat tnL.
erats. A friend told me that bis bead servant alwaya remonstrates with him
wneo ne unapprove any vourtw l action, ana sometimes I have witnessed
an altercation between a mistress and maid In which the maid nr.iii i
one house, I remember, there was a difference of opinion at dinner s. tth.
kind of wine to be served, and the servant had his way: yet ther an tu.e
i . . i i . ... ... i.
CLAMS AB rat-catchers.
CarlM X frd ta Oat Tee Close t
tack ef BIt.Itm.
Tb cUm In hi time hat played
many parts, ranging from a table deli
cacy to the symbol or contentment
but the dsm as a rat-trap, ssys ths
New York Msll snd Exprest, It the
brand-new role successfully essayed
by two Urge round bivalves recently
In the New York squsrlum reed room,
formerly the magazine room when the
building was Fort Clinton,
A barrel or more or hard clams sre
kept constantly In tbe feed room, as
thla Is the chief food of a number or
varieties or tbe fishes and tbe Inverte
brates In .tbs collection.
On tbe occasion In question the keep
ers snd attendants In the building
were startled by prolonged squeaks
and scamperings, coming apparently
from among tbe dams. Tbe surprise
wss made complete when, on opening
tbe door, they found two rats held pris
oners, one with a clam on his tall and
tbs other with a hind foot bard and
fast between tbe shell of another clam.
Tbe one with bis foot fait wat un
able to more, but the other scampered
about tb clam bumping up and down
fter the manner or tbe tin can tied to
tbe caudal appendage of a dog.
Bo ludicrous was the situation that
tbe keepers were unable to do any
thing but laugh. Examination showed
that tbe rodents, doubtless in search
of food, bad been reckless of the par
tially opened tbtlls of the claim and
tht latttr bad closed, entrapping tbe
animals. A dam will stay closed Just
as long at any movement near hit shell
evident and the frantic efforts of
th rats to escape only ttrred to make
the odd traps firmer.
The rata were dispatched afttr ev
ery one.wlthln call bad had a look and
GATE TO MATRIMONY.
CaealntT Damandfor Women Bttnosr
raphar Iu io Cnpld'a Competition.
For workers In one occuptlon the de
mand Is said to be unfailing. That Is
said to be. because It I the gate to mat
rimony, and the ranks are constantly
being depleted to recruit wedding pro
cessions. For this reason tbe demand
for women stenographers continues
despite the constant turning out of new
material from tbe business colleges.
From tbe colleges and schools of Chi
cago the ttenograpbers come In tbe hun
dreds. Thoy liar little difficulty In en
tering the offices of business, houses,
corporations, and firms. Their prede
cessors bare left to marry tho business
man, one of his clerks, one or the cut.
tomert with whom sin hat dealt, or
soino ono the has met by reason of be
ing in tbe office.
In no other line of business. It It said,
are tbe matrimonial chances to good.
The sttnograpbcr'bss'more opportunity
than any other of ber titters In other
work to come hi contact with eligible
Qualities which help to brighten an
office may do toe tamt for a home, and
many men whose butlnet requires
their ttricteet application, not leaving
them the time for eitended observa
tion, discover that tbe young women
working In their offices
tributes they would desire In wives. -
ine tcnooi tcscbrr, It Is argued, may
be Just at pretty and iutt as
tempered at the woman engaged In
any other work, but tbe devoted her
working hours to children oh
tlon mty be pleasant to hare, but not
euecuve so rsr aa tne rutur Is concern
ed. Tbe stenographer, on the other
hand, Is likely to produce affection In
men who have tbe ability, If they have
the Inclination, to offer h n Am at.
Th Jewelry Peddler.
There It apparently about aa imn.h
trust In the Jewelry butlntti at there
Is between brokers on the stock ex
change. A lane number nr Hi.
manufacturing Jewelers permit tbe
curbstone brokers In lna.ln
I, - , - - .v ua.va-
urge stocks of goods on memorandum,
ana ii is rare ror on or these men
to defraud th firm. They carry their
aiucaa io uown rown omcss, where
Wall Street men congregate. It baa
been round that many men who would
never go to a Jewelry store are tempt
ed to buy articles which ar displayed
to them hy tbe Jewelry peddler. From
the standpoint or the wholesale .dealer
this butlnett It conducted almost en
tirely on credit The curbstone broker
takes the articles on memorandum and
pays only for ths goods which be suc
ceeds In telling.
No Datli About Him,
Jonee Hamilton It a pretty.good ox
ample or what a butlnett man ought
Brown-In tome ways, yes, but then
he's so tsrribly dellberat Why, I've
knowu blm spend ten minutes orer
bit noonday lunch.-Botton Tran
script Authority on Chinese,
The Jesuit Peter Zottoll, 76, who
died at Shanghai recently, was a lead
Ing authority on tbs Chinese languago
and llttralur. For many yoars be
had been at work on a dictionary,
which, completed, will comprtio ten
or twelre volumes. ' "
We with we lived under a hedge,
and that tome pretty girl would go
wild with dollgbt at finding ut b
bloom so earl.