A Doctor's Mission "Olknuov," OHAl'TUH XI,-(Coiitliiucl.) "0. my dear Mix Nevergnll, llir fates certainly hnve brrrliiiili-.l mi- thla time! To lliltik tttnt 1 aliould hntv met linn )uur hcnutlful olr, Just ns you nun on a ramble. Is tuo furtiiiiolB for belief' Wlilrli direction lioll we go, fur I a I once, constitute myself our devoted uileud a lit." ".Mr. (llrtiilctiiilng, "U will excuse mo If I decline your services, I rnmv out for a quiet walk liy myself, nnd therefore lull nut cermlnly tri'spail Uhiii our lime." "Pardon me, in nngel, my ttmi la of HO consequence nl nil. I must Insist upon acrnmpniiylug run, aa I rntild never al low no lovely n lad to stroll nmuml Without n protector. "Hlr," anhl Ethel, now rcnil losing pn llttice, "there l no danger ccrlnlnly to lie mot III lli sliorl wnlk I Intend to tnke III our uncle's grounds. Mut since yuu aver uthcrwlan, I slnill Instantly return." "Vou will do no such tliluit," wn the Insolent reply, n Robert sprang to her aide, seized lirr linnd, ojid drawing II rirml miller Ida arm, held It tight, and lliui drew her hark to tlio walk. "When I propose walking witli n charming ulrl, I usually do II. "Sir, rvleaae in tinnd. I have im do lire to go furllivr. I alinll meridy add that your presence la disagreeable, and jour wurda nl llaiirry almuit maultlng. "Nnlw Itbsiundtiig tliat, in dearest ri "I am neither our Mearrat girl,' nor our 'angel,1 and oil have no right to address mi' In that alyle. I am our uncle' secretary and amniiui'iiata, nnd ill here merely ( rarry out lit wishes, aud work, not to bo attended hy yon In any way whatever, returned the liadlic unlit Kthel, dl engaging her hand, nnil re turning towards tha liouae. "Mla Nen-riiall, go, since ymi are eo detrrmliied, but rememhrr, although yuu decline my frlelulahlp, nothing )0U inn do will nroruke mr ininltr. and be foro man day u will spend hoiira In lay company, riiliiutarllr. IStliil made no auanrr, and the next moment, ro-eiltrreil the hall, leaving the chigrlnisl youth to his hitter rellreilnna In one of Dr. Klfftialrln'a visit he had been presented with a ilontlt jr nf em-red Ingly choice tlnnera by a grateful patient ami suddenly ri'imtiibi'rlug the diauial life lilhel Nsvergail wa leading, he resolv td to divide tin-in with her. Driving, then, tint to hla own homo before seeking I In- hall, he selected the I noil beautiful, and fonnliiK them Into a graceful bouquet, drore Into the ramble Willi them In hla hand. Hello naa In I ho drawing room and aaw hlni leap from the tig, with bU floral priae, eo stepped cjulcVIr from the window Hint reached lo the floor, in or dcr to attract hla attention, auppoalnit. In ber extreme vanity, that hu would blatantly preaent them to heraelf. Hut to her deep rhngrln, he merely made a few passing ohiervatioii. and walked on, carrying tho coveted llowera with lilm. lilting ber llpa In keen vr atlou, ahe muttered as aha retreated to the room alio had left: "I will alay hero and watch for hla return. .Something seems to tell me that those Doners are for that odlmia Kthel Nevergnll. If the are " riho did not llulah her aenteneu audi' Id, but tho omluoua look In her ryca told of bitter feeling that would aeek anine petty revenge. Uthel not pnaalng through the upper hall to her room nhen Dr. Utfmutein ran lightly up, mid aa ho prououucii) her il mo to detain her, alio tarried until he reached her aide. "Mlaa Nevergall, I do not know both er ou nru na fond of llonera aa I am, but 1 bara brought yuu a few, hoping they ma cheer jou In our lonely du ties." "O, thank you, doctor! They will. In divil, aa I lore them dearly. Time are perfect benutlv and 1 shall prito theiii highly." "That ruse, 1 think, will adorn jour hair to perfection, Allow me to faaten It there. May IV" Willi n pleniiHl bluah the young girl bent her head, and with aklllful lingera llarlo diuvd It juat above her amull, whlto ear where it nealled luvlugly, add lug ii new charm to her bright joung face. Juat na he wna flulahlng a atep ap irone)iel, and llelle, who could not re atraln her curloalty another mouieiit, aa alio heard hlni p.iuao on the floor above, and then miiku aomc remark In a low tone, enmc upon the eccne. Juat In time lo aee hM hand leave tho loae, nnd to aeu llllii'l turn tuwurd her own mom, uml dlaappenr with tho bou quet III her hand and n grutllled amlle hovering around her llpa. Waiting until aha had aeen the doctor leave tho pivinlac, and Kthel again re pair to Sir ltcgliiald'a aide, the mnllcloua tlrl proceeded directly to that room, where alio found tho llowera carefully be eloneil III a fnucy vaao upon tho drvaa. lug ctte. Hellnit them without a momrut'a heal tiillon, alio turned directly to the baro tirt'a room. Kthel ant by the bisl, and at hla requeat wna atrlvlng to cool hla heat ed brow h- gently moving n fan. Itula lug her eye, to her natonlahmeiit, alio recognized her llowcr, but heforo alio could chilli! them, llello'a angry voice lir rcatcd her uttentlou. "Hlr Itegliinld." alio eicltilmed, "I think It my duty to Inform you that Mlaa Ner ergnll tecum In have forgotten her Igni tion aa jour naalatnut nurae, and paid dependent, mid aeliea every opportunity that altera to carry on al lllrtatlona with gentlemen. 1 juat fiirprlaed Dr. Hlfen atelu ilniiiiK Hint rnae In her linlr outalde your door, whllu at tho aamo tlmo ho guvo her theae llowera. Do you uppruvo of audi belmvlorV" "AliproveV Not Of courao not!" he returned, lljlng Into a pnaalon at once, aa alio well knew ho wna aurd to do. "Mlaa Nevergnll, what bulnea have you to conduct III Hull atjie? Did 1 bring you here to form lutrlguea with geutleuieuV" "Vim certainly did not," was the cnlui reply, "nor have I dono an, Dr. Ulfen lelu la an old friend, ami na auch ho preaented inn with the llowera Mlaa Cllcll dcuuliia" Ii"" taken from my room, llelng my own property now, I will thank her for their reatorntlon," Ho anjing, she renclunl forth her hand for them. Hut Hello drow buck, nnd scornfully replied! "Vou 1 1 1 ii 1 1 never hare them again, I assure you, aa I alinll Instantly sea that every atom, lenf nnd bud la destroyed. If j on do not know your place bettor In tills house thnn to put yourself on an equality with ll vlsltora, j-ou intiat bo taught. Do you not think ao, Sir Hegl nald?" alio added, appealing to him. OY EMILY THORNTON Author of " Kov Nusjict-L's Role," "Tub f ajiiionahlr Motiiu," Etc. "I'ertaliily, Just take the traih away, it'll are that It la dratroyed. 1 shall my elf Inform Dr. Ulfenateln." "Yuu will not do that, aurelr. uncle. Ilo Would then be veed with me," llelle hastily eU'lnlmed. "I will destroy them, luce you wlah It alao, but not until you promise to any nothing to him about It." Uell, have It your own way; but If I no nut, prrhnpa Mlaa Nevergnll will." "Hhe dure not! ah knows It would acorn uiimnldenly lo mourn over the loss if a few llowera that were hla gift, In hla presence. I urn not nt all afruld of her doing ao." Ko raying, regnrdlesa of Utlnl'a he aeechlug word nnd looks, the spiteful girl left the room with her Ill-gotten treasures, and Kthel saw them no more Hlr Itrglnald remained I'trlted, rroaa ii in I nervous, for aotnii lime lifter this aeene, and poor I'.tlii-I found it almost Impossible to please him In anything she attempted. The alght of the (lower she still wore teemed lo aggrnvnto fa I ait, although he miiile no further eouiiiienta mum the auh Ject, but Klhel felt that without a di rect command aim waa not required to re move It. Therefore It remained, and whan Dr. Klfcnateln returned In Ilia afternoon for Ilia usual Second visit to the alck man, he mulled, na his eyva rested upon It but never SSI told the fate of the rest of hla otTering, nor heard of the hard words she had endured uu account of hla friendly gift. I'llAl'TUIt XII. After Hubert (Ilendeuulng had been ao Jiinly repulsed b Kthel In the ground of the hall, he felt exceedingly ill used, and tha mora h pondered over II oldiieaa of this beautiful girl to wnrda himself, the more ho felt lurlln ed to punish her want of appreciation of hla merits aa a haudaonie, wealthy iiid popular young man. Immediately after his Inst adventure with ITlhcl. while yet chafed and aore on account of , hla sister gave Mm a grnphle account nf the presentation of the llowera by Dr. Klfviialeln, and her own bold deatruiion of them, then con eluded by snjing: "rthe Is a proud, stuck up thing, and I do d.'llcht In humiliating her loft feel inga. I Intend to do all I ran to bring htr from the high pedotnl on which ahe bna perched, nnd if I call only Incense Kir Heglnnlil ngalnat ber, ao that he will send her away, I shall be delighted. Hob, I wish you would-help me." "I will do all I can to reduce her nbomlnnblo pride, I assure you, though I do not enre to have her arut away. Hhe shall, howerer. repent snubbing me aa ahe did yesterday." "Snubbing j on! What do you mean? Did ahe really dare lo do that" Hubert then related hla eiprrlciico Willi the subject of their dleruailou. "The idiot! Hhe does tint deserve your further notice! However, If 1 are n chance to lower her In Hlr lleglnald's esteem I shall do It. If needful, I shall also call on you for assistance." Thnt nftcruooti the wlahed for oppor tunity arrived. llelle happened to be In her unclc'a room n few momenta, when ahe henrd the following converantlon take place, which gave her a plan upon which to work. Hlr Hrgliiald had received a nota from a neighbor III reference to some very Im portant private business, which 1m- found necessnry to attend to Immediately. Wishing si ino Intelligent peraon to are and comer so with Mr. l'rrklna lu regard to the mailer, he hnd explained hla vlewa to Kthel heforv llelle had entered, and wna Just saying: "Do you think you could find Perkins for me. nnd nttend to this important work, Mlaa Nevrrgalll" "1 do. I understand our wishes per fectly now; no If you can direct ma there. I will go nt once. "Vou hnd better not go around the road, na the walk would b full a mile nnd n half, but go from the rar of tha hall nud tnke a abort cut through the flcldi. There will only be a couple of bara to lower, and the path la direct and plain." "Then I will start at once." "It will only take you until fire o'clock to go and return, l'lease be aa quick aa Hsalblo In getting buck, na I hliall need jou by Hint tlmo. Vou understand, I wlali you to hurry. I never Ilka a per sou to loiter when I aend them upon an crrnnd." Herklug Hubert nt once, llelle Informed him of the errand Kthel hnd to transact for Hlr Heglnnlil, and hla atrlct injunc tion thnt alio should baaten back to hla aide. 'lie told her the wholo work could lm accompllaliod by flvo o'clock. Now, Hohert, I think It would provoke him greatly If alio were detained until seven. Can you not Intercept Her on her return and manngo to keep her nway?" 'ion. Indeed. It will bo splendid fun. I will do it. If I cannot keep her lu nny other way I will force her Into a phiieton nud tnke her off upon n ride." 'Do; then 1 will inform hla lonlahlp thnt ahu wna seen riding with aome strange young man." '11a. Iinl good; and If ahe aaya It waa this chap, I will deny It in full." "And 1 will coma In to prove nu alibi. Whero will you meet herl" "Juat Hie other slilo of the l'erklns wood. I will have a horse ami phaeton waiting on thla ride. There la a wood muu'a rond there that leads to the main road; wo can tnko thnt, nnd hare a Jolly long ride. Hut I ahall hare a fuss to get her Into the vehicle, I expect; how oi or, I ahall manage It some way, never four," KniiKhliig gayly over the fun In proa- peet the Iwo aeparuteJ to put lu force the mischief they hnd brewed. l'oor Kthel left the house without a suspicion of what nwnlted her; glad, lu fact, that alio could thus enjoy a stroll after tho conflnemeiit of that close, hard day. alio found Mr. I'erklui at home, nnd aoou explained the causo of her visit, nud transacted the business with which alio hnd been Intrusted, Thla completed, alio turned her fnco homeward. All went well with her until alio npproHchrd tho woods, At their en trance she found, on consulting her wntch thnt It wna quarter psat four. "1 wiall reach tho ball juat about Qro," ahe thought, "nnd ao pleaae Blr Heglnald. I would not hare liked being late, after what he said." Huddetily alio waa atnrtled by a sound nt bur aide, then, to her aurprlaa and cha grin, Hobcrt Qlendeunlng stepped direct ly In ber pa tli. "My Hoar Altai wevergali, tins la a de lightful mtetlng In a dailghtful (lace. Where ma your curiosity bavt take JfOU?" I "Mr curiosity, Mr. Olendennlng, took me uuivhtrt. I hurt merely been to trntirnct a matter of business (or Blr ftetlnnld nnd am now on my way home HeIn llelng lo a hUrry, I would be glad to paae "Not ao fist, not ao fast, my pretty girl; surely you will linger awhile In this roftiautlc place, now that you haw some one to enjoy the beauties of the wood with you 7" "No, Mr. fllendeaiiltig," waa the dlxnl lied reply; "I cannot linger a moment Hlr Heglnald desired my Immediate r turn, and 1 cannot keep him waiting." "Nevertheless, my aweet creature, he will wait; for you cannot return Juat now, aa I Intend for once to fully enjoy jour n-Kiety." Ho saying, the ldd young man at tempted to take her hand, to draw it un der Ids arm. Kuatchlng it Instantly away, I5th'i fix ed upon him a stern look nud ordered lilln to stand aside. Not heeding her In the least, he Impu dently slipped his arm around her waist, exclaiming: "i'erlinp you would like thla way of walking better. It makes no difference to me." Hhnklug off hla arm, Kthel pushed blin aside Indignantly, then with rapid steps prvaard onward. Not a word more was apokun hy either, although, to her dis may, Kthel found thai he kept pi-merer-Ingly by her aide. Aa they emerged from the woods, Hoh ert grnaped her arm firmly with one hand, while with the other he produced from Ida pocket a pistol, which he in alnntly pointed nt her. "Now, Miss Nevergnll," he enld, "you stand still and hear what 1 have to nay, or take the consequences. I do not In tend to harm you, If you keep f'rfectly quiet; but I do Intend to kJiow you that I am master of the situation at thla time. Vou need not look round for aaalatnnce, for I assure you, no aoul cornea thla way at this hour." "Hobert (llendeniilng," at last Issued from the girl's pulo lips, "put up that pistol Im'autly and allow me to pursue my way unmolested. Blr Heglnald re quires my presence Immediately." "Ho do 1; sod, what Is more, I Intend to have it, ao he milat wait. Do you oe that bora and phaeton, behind thuse tred? They are there expressly to take joj riding. I ask you therefore, politely, will you favor mo with your company?" "No, sir!" "Yes, sir, you mean. If you do lint mean It, h maken no difference, as ride with ma you will. (Jo forward now, at once, to that conveyance, and let me aaslst you In; I asaurn you I will bring you buck to tho Hall In good aenaon. (o on! I am determined Jou ahall obey me!" Theao words he enforced by planting the cold mouth of the weapun against her forehead. Now this pistol, though it looked furinldnble, waa not loaded, ami he knew It, but for the aake of carrying hla point, he Intended fully to frighten her Into compiling with his strange wish Hut Kthel was a brave girl, and though pale, ahe never even ahuddered. l-'lxuig her eyes fenrlcxaly on his,' she aald In a firm, atern voice: "If you think It manly, or wise, to shoot, shoot away! Hut I will not stir one atep towarda that phaeton." (To be continued.) JOHN WESLEY'8 INFLUENCE. Imrasnae 1'ersnnat I'ovrar t'seil with Mnautar Wlstsni sml Llberslltr, Kven upon tho rummers of the Eng lish peoplo no man of his century hud so much Influence It was peculiarly fortunate thnt the lender of a great IHipular movement united with Inteiifo religious earnobtnet-w the tnstcs of the scholar and the Instincts of the gentle man. Ilo never felt It necesary to rulgnrlze his teaching or to make any coucesslous to coarseness. In his spot less linen, bis cnKMK'k, his black Iiomi and hllvi-r shoe-buckIe, ho was n model of scrupulous priclsion lu per sonnl nltlrv; and Ills oft-quoted Kay lug, "Clenallncas Is next to gollness," well expresses tho almost fastidious hnblt or the man. His dlgultlcd, yet gentle courtesy, his rcfltusl belf-iossc-slon, niado his very presence nu exam ple nnd an Inspiration. And It should bo said that Wesley used his Immense pcminal Influence with singular wisdom and llbemlltj-. He had lu his hands control of the whole nystein of Methodist discipline; but lie did not lit tempt to bind tho members of his socletlm by narrow or rigid rulc-i. still less to Impose upon them atbltrnrtly his own Judgment, lie wna anxious only that Methodists should be good Christians. On doubt ful mutters he did not prescribe or pro hibit, but left the decision In such cases where It belongs with the Indi vidual conscience. In un admirable sermon on amusements, after admit ting thnt much may lie said for the drama he was n lover of dramatic lit erature himself, and usid to ndvlso his preachers to rend plays that they might cultivate it natural mode of speech he decides that, for himself, he could not go to the tbenter or play at cards with a clear conscience; but he adds: "Possibly others can; I am not obliged to pass nny sentence on them that are otherwise minded. I leave them to their own Master; to lilm let them stand or fall." Ccnturj'. Cristobal's Joke. A Genoa paper tells this delightful story nt America's expense: When the Duke of Veragua, the descendant of Christopher Columbus, visited Chi cago he Inquired at the telegraph olllco the charge for it telegram to the city of Columbus of ten words. fifteen cents," answered the ofll- clul. "nut Including tho signature. which Is wired free." Whereupon the Duke wired: "May or, Columbus: Shall visit your city noM Monday or Tuesday." And ho nlgnid It: "Cristobal Colou do Toledo y I.iiatcalegul do la Cerdit ltiunlre do Ilaquedunoy (iante Aliiilriiute y Adclntitiulo Mnyor de las Judhis, Mar ques do Jamaica, Duque de Veragun y de la Vega, Crande de Kspniia, Sen ator del Heine, Cnlmllcto de la Inslguo orden del Tolson l'Oro, (Iran Cruz do la Conception do Vlllnvlcosa, dentil Hombre do Ciimarn del Hey de Ks- pnna." Timely Warning to Nouli. 'Noah," exclaimed the grand old sail or's wlfo, "whut are you shipping nt?" 'Confound that mosquito," ha an swered. "I'll smaBli it yet, you see If I don't." Henry W. Noah, what do you mean? Hnvo you forgotten that we have oidr two mosquitoes lit tho ark?" New York Herald. An old bachelor snys that a marriage dowry Is a lump of sugar Intended to nullify the bitterness of the dose. THE SPRING BOARD tiik itKiirr way to dive. Aa aooti na bo Ion nil bow to propel himself through the water the American bo wnnta lo dive. In thla uge of physical culture there la no better method for developing leg and arm muscles, breathing organs, etc . limn Kwlmtiilng nnd diving. It Is tho beat to atnrt diving from n springboard, placed on tho band, nnd tho venter should be nt least seven or eight feet deep, so thnt tber will bo no danger thnt tho diver's head will atrlke the bottom. Tho board ahould bo nt lenal two Inches thick, 12 Inches wide nnd 10 to 12 feet long. A good way to innke n springboard la shown in the accompanying Illus tration. Having finished the bo.ird nnd tested it thoroughly walk to the outer end for the first dive. Stand with your toes Jusl over the end of tho board, your bnnds by your sides, and spring tho Imanl slightly two or three times not too violently, or you will bo thrown awkwardly. I.envo tho lioard when It Is "down," with your arms extended outward In a straight lino from the alioulders. Hring Uie bands together, making a wedgo of tho arms from hands to shoulders. Just before striking the water. Many boys dlvo from the springboard straight toward the water. This Is Incorrect. Tho expert diver makes what Is known as the "swan dire." which consists In throwing himself from the board forward Instead of downward, with tho body horizontal, chest out, shoulders back and arras extended. Aa he cleaves the nlr he makes n pretty picture. Just before reaching the water he brings bis bands together, arms at full length, draws his chin down closo lo his chest to protect the head and stiffens the body. With hands forming the entering point of the wedge he cuts the water with scarrely a kotind. and his back and legs follow the line of his bands and do not make the splash that Is the bane of every Instructor. Many boys havti a hnblt of doubling their legs from the knee down Just ns they strike tho water, and this makes a loud splash. To prevent this tho legs should bo held stlCT. the feet pointing as nearly straight as possible. GRAVE OF KIT CAR80N. Rrcliideil Vnlle lu the Heart of the Itockles Where Ills AmIich Uepose. The grave of Kit Carson, the famous scout. Is decorated each Memorial day with tender care by the peoplo among whom the closing dnya of his life were spent and whore the dust of the great frontiers man reposes. Ills gravo Is In the Tons Valley, New Mexico, ninlil the rugged Itockles. The Inlinliltunts kit !WOV. nf this valley eineny .Mexicans and Indians form a Ilttlo world by themselves. Each gen eration swings around Its cycle In the steps of Its piedccessors; tills out Its al lotted span and makes way for Its kuc censor. Empires may rise nnd fall, but these peoplo know naught of them. The railroad and the telegraph are merely traditions brought back by the few outiiresoine spirits who dare the mountain denies. This valley, now unknown to the av erage American, has been the scene of many stirring events. History has known It for uenrly 400 years, having found it in possession of a village of l'ueblos lu 1512. Itefore history stray ed this way tliero had been another race and civilization there. Tho ruined walls standing to-day point to n great city, nud half-filled Irrigation ditches prove considerable engineering ability, but the ancient peoplo havo not left a tradition. The Pueblos of this valley led the re volt of H'kSU. which drovo the Spaniards from New Mexico for 12 years. Pope, the San Juan Indian who was tho chief J of the red rebels, made his headquar ! ters lu this valley, and hero was the j capital of New Mexico during tho life 1 of the great Pueblo Confederacy. The ' aborigines of this mountain region were 1 always brave and lovers of freedom. I They Joined In many revolts ogalnst their Spanish oppressors. When the Mexicans rose against their own cor rupt olllclnls In 1ST? tho Pueblos of the Taos Valley aided them, and one of these Indians, llouzales, was Installed in the historic palace at Santa f e aa Oovernor of New Mexico. Even 10 years later, when called on by their Mexican neighbors to redeem their pledge ns allies, these Pueblos did not hesitate to make war even against the United States. It was Into tills quaint and romantic nook, high up on the backbone of tho continent that an "American Invnslou" brought a band of trappers like Cur son nnd traders like Charles Kent of Kent's fort fame. Carbon and others married Mexican women, and here, among tho simple, hospitable Mexi cans, In the very henrt of tho Itockles, they had a wife and convenient haven for their families during their perilous wanderings. I.Ike his humble, Spanish-speaking neighbors, Carson lived lu n one-story ndobo hoiiso. Here he retired a family of children, but they wandered nway. from Taos Carson went forth to lead "John C. fremont and help lilm earn tho title of "Pathfinder," nud from hero ho went to tho conquest of California. His homo was here at tho time of his death, though he hud gone to fort Logan, Colorado, for treatment by nu army surgeon, nnd died there. In his last years Carson was an ob ject of Interest to the American, Mexi can and Indian, ami he received many visitors at his home. Ho Is recalled by .r CAHSON'S OLD HOMK AT TAOS, NEW MEXICO. AND THE USE OF IT. the older Inhabitants of Taos as a kindly old man who hod come to be known as "father Kit." 8TORY OF "FIRELAND8" TOLD. Fertile Ohio Heglon Hecalle Benedict Arnold's raraoni Connecticut Raid. Unnumbered native Ohloans, not to speak of hundreds of thousands of residents of this State, who have come from foreign lands and other States of tho American I'nlon, must have wondered why a fertile and productive tract lu northern Ohio, a district which In no way hints of the ravages of tire, should be called the "flt elands." Among all tho vlclsMtudes of Ohio's early history great conflagrations were notable for their absence. No such terrible forest Ores swept this State as ravaged large are.ts In Michigan and Wisconsin seventy or eighty years later. The fires to which the name r.fer-i raged In Connecticut, not Ohio, ami they were the work of Hritlsb and tory soldiers. Instead of the result of accidents or natural causes. In 1781, when tho long struggle for Independ ence was nearly ended, Heuedlct Ar nold commanded an expedition which ravaged the Connecticut toast of Long Island Sound. He burued New Lon don and other towns and left behind misery and destitution as well a; a more bitter hatred than he had earned liefore that outrage upon his native State. This and other cruel and senseless attacks upon Connecticut towns let: so strong a feeling of sympathy nnd injustice behind that In disposing of Connecticut's rights In lauds now forming part of Ohio TS1 square miles in the extreme western edge of the western reserve were set apart to he donated to sufferers by the Hritlsb raids, five ranges of townships run ning north and south were Included In tills tract. Sandusky Hay nnd Lake Erie extend to far southward at this point that the Eve ranges of townships contained only about MIO.OOO ucres of land. The tract measured some twenty-seven miles by thirty. The Conneilcut suf ferers from the torch of the enemy llved chiefly In New London, Norwnlk and falrfleld, and It was from those towns that many of the settlers of the "flrelands" came to build In the Ohio wilderness settlements bearing the same names and having like civic Ideals and character. Dayton Herald. A Hum In Addition. Mrs. f lahcrty stepped off the scales In the back room of the grocery store as soon as she had stepped on, "Sure, these scales Is no gtul f'r me," she said, In a tone of deep disgust "They only weigh up to wan hundred, an' I weigh wan hundred an' noluety pounds." "It's easily discouraged ye are," said her companion, Mrs, Deiupsey, cheer fully. "Just step on to thlm twlet, me dear, and let Jamesy, here, do th' sum f'r ye." Prepared for the Worst. "Do you mean to say," asked the optimist, "that the unexpected never happens to you?" "Just so," replied the pessimist. "I've got so used to It that I alwnj-8 expect It now." Philadelphia Public Ledger. When you beglu to notice a man's name In the financial columns of a newspaper It Is tlmo to look for his wife's name In the society columns. UUMOlt OF TIHJ WEEK 8TORIE8 TOLD DY FUNNY MEN OF THE PRE88. Odd, Curious and Laughable rhaaei of Human Nature Graphically For trayed by Lmlnent Word Artists of Our Own Day A Budget of run. Arthur Vou ask If It Is the proper thing for a gentleman to carry bis own baud baggage. We think It is quite proper, Arthur. It wouldn't look well for his wife to carry It and If he carried somebody else's hand baggage he might be taken for a porter. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Miiklnu Up for It. "They've got a rule In ma's literary club that bara out gum chewing." "And what do they do to make up for If" "They tnlk Just thnt much more." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Klndlr Advice. "Young indies,'' tald the principal, who was distributing the diplomas, "each of these parchments shows that you have completed the courses In cooking and In elocution with honors. It Is perhaps unnecessary for me to state that the one for elocution should be hung In the kitchen and the other one In the parlor." Annoyed. "I am strongly Inclined to think that your husband has appendicitis," said the physician. "That's Just like him," answered Mrs. Cumror. "He always waits till anything has pretty near gone out of style before he decides to get It" Washington Star. The Ittll vtlle Idea. Office Hoy Man outside, sir, who says he ain't had a square meal In three weeks. Editor What paper does he edit? Atlanta Constitution. Geotf ruplilcal Change. "I don't see any use In having wars In this ndvanccd age," remarked Mrs. Suburbs, turning up the lamp. "If you were a umpmaker," replied Mr. Suburbs, glancing up from the new atlas on his knees, "you probably would." Cincinnati Times-Star. Ills Hxperlettce. "Pa." suld Willie, thoughtfully, "I think I know now what the min ister meant when he said: 'It Is more blessed to give than to receive.' " "Yes? bat was It?" "Castor oil." Philadelphia Press. Dreamed It. Hiram Corntassle Her ye plowed yer Held ylt, Silas? . Silas Hayrick No, but I was think In' 'bout doln' It. Hiram Corntassle I sec; ye Jes' turned It over In yer mind. HU llellef. "Do you think that dollars should dominate our politicians?" "Not at all," answered Senator Sor ghum. "Quite the contrary. I be lieve that every politician should make It his business to dominate as many dollars ns possible." Washing ton Star. Merely u riugkreatlori. "My salary." said the youth with the nosy neckwear, who Invariably goes broke shortly after payday, "seems to burn a hole In my pocket." "You should request the bess to hand It to you In cold cash," suggested the fair boarder who manipulates the typewriter keys between meals. Hctwcen Friends. Miss (lOhllng Do yo't think It Is my money that attracts him? Miss Prettymald Shouldn't wonder. He told a friend of mine that he had about made up his mind to marry you. Hopelesa Case. Pennlbs I a in troubled with Insom nia, doctor. What would you recom mend? Doctor Do something to Hie you. Pennlbs Impossible, doctor. I can't afford a vacation this year. In 1050. friend Did you Hud the region you explored civilized? Traveler Verj. Tulrty per cent of tho iionulntlon can neither read' nor write and 10 per cent do not own auto mobiles. The Other Kind. Hlgglns Somo folks say that wool. en underwear Is the only healthful kind and others say the same about linen. How Is a fellow to know which kind Is tho better? Wiggins Nothing easier. The kind you didn't buy Is the ktud you ought to have got llostou Transcript Those Mine lllnndsrs, It Tras"Hl St Petersburg, "four excellency," Ythtured th prime minister, "we must raise another fund to bultd warships. " The Czar smiled i wan smile. "All right," be responded, "and t suppose It will bo a sinking fund." Friendly lloost. Helen Tom Hugglns asked me last bight If I didn't think you would mike some man a good wife. Mabel And what did you snyj Helen Oh, I merely said I thought you'd be glad of a chauce to test your ability to make good. OettliiK at the facts. Mllea The duel hns had Its day. tllles On the contrary, my dear fel low. It never had a day. Miles It didn't, eh? Olles No; two seconds was Its limit Time Works Wonders. Sentimental Sue Only last season Maud declared she wouldn't marry a man unless he was a hero. Tantalizing Test Yes, but she has outgrown that sentiment She's look ing for an old fool with money this season. As Indicated. He I wonder It the report Is true that old Ootrox liought his daughter n husband? She I don't know. Hut tho poor fel low looks as If he had been sold. Now They Don't Bpenk. "No man could kiss me," said Miss Plalntin, with decided emphasis. "Oh, I don't know," rejoined Miss Dimples. "Some men are awfully reckless. Very Hliocklnir. Rodrlck This paper says that some things at St. Louis are so large they really appal the visitor. Van Albert H'ln! they must mean the hotel bills. Fine Finish. Gunner Hut Russia has some flno warships lu the far east They are ar mored. Guyer Well, It won't be long before they are Japanned. Nn Use. "No, sir. I never should ask a wom an with brains to marry me." "Well, really, I don't believe It would be worth your while." Clere land Plain Dealer. DIsKulsed. Sergeant Judge. I strongly suspect the prisoner to be a man dressed In woman's clothes. Judge Knox Why? Sergeant She refuses to talk. Well Up. "Is be well up In his business?" "Most of the time. He's a lineman." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Unset ll.h. Alice Yes, I accepted George at once. I knew when he proposed to me he was wholly unselfish. Bertha Oh, nobody could ever have any doubt about that Boston Tran script All Heart. Greene Do you mean to say that Miss felchcr said I had no head on me? Gray Well. If she didn't say that In so tunny words she said substan tially the same thing. She told Daisy Urown you were all heart Boston Transcript Kurd Pressed. r.ngson Tatters Dese Is mighty hard times, nln't dey? Hungry Hawkes Dat's w'at dey are, Hagsle, old man. So many peo ple Is offerln' me work when I asks for grub dat I'm runnln' out of ex cuses. Philadelphia Tress. As Others See Us. Biggs Shortskate has quite a lot of money, has he not? DIggs He ought to have. I never knew him to pay nny out. Delaja Are Duugerous. Tom But Isn't your love for Miss Plalnum rather sudden? Jack I suppose to. But, you see, her rich aunt died suddenly. Nuturul Deduction. She They say Mrs. Peck Is a hyp notist Do you suppose It is true? He Shouldn't wonder. She has neither woalth nor beauty, yet she got married. Unlike a Woman, Husband My dear, your new waist doesn't lit In the back at all. Wife Oh, that doosu't matter. Teo ple In front of me will not bo able to see It aud I don't care what folks say behind my back. The Growing Japs, According to n Philadelphia physi cian, In a generation or two the Japs will average the same staturo as Eu ropeans. It Is only their legs thut are short, he says, and this comes from their habit of sitting In cramped positions on tho floor. Western cus toms are being adopted, nnd be thinks tho little brown man will soon length en out Of course. Borne of his brother physicians poohpooh this notion. They point out that chairs are almost un known among tho Hindoos, who on the whole are rather long-legged. Taking No Cbunccs. "If you had a million dollars, what would you dor' "I don't know that I'd do any thing," answered Mr, Ardluc. "I'd probably wako up aud find It wasn't so." Washington Star. More or Less. Biggs I'uffklus rogards himself aa tho one man In a thousand. DIggs Is that all? I thought he re garded himself as tho other 000. A lawyer never gives up a case until ho hat exhausted all. the means at his client' disposal.