0 o J, P1ERP0NT m ' .1 i r m. l it, . i i : a L' v, " f I. . -w j, . ia - w, r,i b r . v .1 ' cv J. Plerpont Morgan, the now Industrial king of the United Stated. ha risen to suddenly Into that position that It will be some fillip In-fore the public gcml'iilly will be able rightly to associate him with tin1 power lie really possesses. Mr. Mur Kil ii'h iiiiiih- IlllH been no long U 11)1 inti mately connected with banking tluit the old association will cling evil) ill spite of hlit recent stupendous operations In railroad and IiIh just completed aeiiiisi 1 1on. fur himself and hia capitalist part nera, of the huge ateel industries hitherto In the control of Andrew Carnegie. Hut Mr. Morgan has long hcen an important figure In the steel business, even if Mr. Carnegie' prime position In that Held has Nerved to obscure his rival's prominence. Hereafter the name of Morgan will con note railway empire in America and the mighty grind of iron anil steel mills. The new industrial ruler is a native of Hartford, Conn. His father, James Mor gan, was a farmer boy who became a New Knglnnd banker. The aon was edu cated In Itoaton and In Germany and at the death of his father inherited a for tune of about $l),n,0'K). These figures represented the Morgan equity In the banking house of J. H. Morgan & Co. of London and of Drexcl, Morgan & Co. of New York. Pierpont Morgan married Miss Frances Tracy. He has three chil dren, Louisa and Annie and J. I'ierpont, Jr., who attends to the business of the banking houses abroad. As an example of business capacity of a remarkable kind, Mr. Morgan Is unparalleled. No great mental product of modern Industry can approach him. He is as capable as any of the Rothschilds in the money line and his recent achievements as an indus trial organizer surpass any similar feats performed by other operators in this country or abroad. Numerous organizers necessarily did much preparatory work. AS THE SUN WENT DOWN. After the din of the battle's roar. Just at the close of day, Wounded and bleeding upon the field, Two dying soldiers lay. One held a ringlet of thin gray hair, One held a lock of brown, Bidding each other a last farewell, Just as the sun went down. Chorus: One thought of mother, at home alone, Feeble and old and gray; One of the sweetheart he left In town, Happy and young and gay. One kissed a ringlet of thin gray hair, One kissed a lock of brown; Bidding farewell to the Stars and Stripes Just as the sun went down. One knew the Joys of a mother's love. One of a sweetheart fair; Thinking of home, they lay side by side, Breathing a farewell prayer, One for the mother so old and gray, One for his lovo' lu town, They closed their eyes to earth and skies Just as the sun went down. THEY WERE SWEETHEARTS I BESIDE a French window la a deep armchair sat a woman. It was evening, and a drizzling rain dampened the .pane, but the woman stured straight ahead into the dark ness and seemed unconscious of the Immediate environments. Noue who knew her had ever sees her face lose Its sweet placidity, nor had they heard her words make a discord in the music of speech. She passed among her fellow-creatures dropping bits of sun shine here and there as she went her way, looking toward the mysterious future. And now, as she sat there nloue, a great calm fell over her, for the mission which she hod long sought had at last come Into her life. What should she do? The woman's eyes closed and she leaned her head back against the vel vet cushions of the clinlr. The ideal outlines of a face formed themselves on the curtain of her Imagination a face neither handsome nor Imposing In appearance, but with coldly critical blue eyes and a sensitive tightening of the lips: a fce one could love for his frank boyishness. The blue eyes stall ed Into the eyes of the woman, and she sighed over her mission because the face was there. "Heaven give me strength," she mur mured, an alien passion stealing over her face; "It Is for him for him." Did she not see the sudden swinging aside of the door curtains, nor hear the confident stride across the, thresh old? There was a pause, followed by a deep-voiced ejaculation of Impatience as some one stumbled over a chair. The woman rose noiselessly and lighted the gas then smiled as the glare fell on the young man standing before her with bis hands thrust deeply in his pockets. "1 beg pardon, Evelyn." he burst out. laughing good-naturedly as his hand clasped hers. "What are you doing alone In this gloom? Don't I bring sunshine enough with me without yon lightening up as I enter?" He threw himself Into a chair. "What a night'. Gloomy as the hours of midnight. I have the blues. Evelyn may I tell you all my troubles?" Evelyn Westland gazed down on the boyish face with strange wlstfulness. TIm five years which divided their lives MORGAN, KINO OF FINANCIAL WORLD. AS H '&i1SsiMm but the big achievements are his. The figures representing the wealth his mind directs in the railroad field are so vast as to be Inconceivable. A row of ten figures will nlonti describe them in numbers of dollars. The Morgans were early associated with the Vanderbllts lu the upbuilding ami extension of the New York Central properties. In this work It was the mas ter intellect of J. I'ierpont Morgan which deftly manipulated those vast properties and brought them to their present effi ciency. The name which was associated with them was the name of Vanderbilt, but the mind that mastered the giant problems was the mind of Morgan. Among the confwte results of Mr. Mor gan's Intellectual labors have been the reorganization of the Buffalo and the West Shore, and its lease to the New York Central; the reorganization of the Chesapeake and Ohio; the rearrangement of the Great Southern and the reorgan ization of the Erie, and his influence has seemed like a gulf to her Just then; he was In his prime, while she she kuew the sorrows of the world by heart. As he glanced up, she smiled and shook her head. "I am ready to listen, Sever ance; what has life been bringing to you? Sadness? It seems Impossible, you have such a bright way of looking at care." Severance Cauldjer sighed. "You have been a good friend to me, Evelyn," be said, thoughtfully. "And why shouldn't I be?" "Why? Because I am wayward and careless and hot-headed; because I wound you In a thousand nameless ways when I don't mean to; because you are good and sweet, and I am wick ed and restless." He siioke fervently, but Evelyn only crossed over and laid her hand upon his arm. "Hush; you speak foolishly. Tell nie your cares, and let us leave your mis erable points out of the question," smiling down Into his serious eyes. "Do you know, only once In a man's life does he reach the stage of self criticism that is when he Is in love. You see, I have guessed your secret; nh, Severance, I guessed It long since, only you were afraid to trust nie with it. Am I right?" "You are right!" What had come over the world Just blacker than ever before. She felt then? To Evelyn It looked colder and blacker than ever before. She felt the blood slowly go from her face, and a chill grip seemed to seize her heart. Ho In love! The boy friend who bad always made her his confidante. His heart was no longer free to tell her Its trials, and yet she bad no right to be Jealous of the little bits of exchanged confidence. She was only a friend to him and to ber he was "A woman is a good guesser," ohe said, still smiling, though her lips were white. "Come over here by the win dow where you can be more comforta ble; now, I am ready to listen." ller voice was guarded, even as her eyes were in the light. Caulder glaue ed over to her and looked intently at her face for several minutes. "It has crept upon me unawares." he began slowly, "and yet I might have known in time to prevent It." Evelyn bent forward. "Is It so un happy?" - - He laughed bitterly unlike the frank, free-hearted boy of yesterday. "Unhappy? I do not know. I am wretched; 1 feel so lonely. Evelyn." "Oh. Severance!" There was a tre mor In her voice. Even In that hour a black shadow passed over her heart. All the sunshine went out of her life 1 and she wondered if ber loneliness was not deeper than his. "what else havr tou to sat?" ft in It. been felt by the Pacific system. Borne of the achievements which he made inci dents to his money and railroad business are the present efficiency of the Chins and Japan carrying trade, the consolida tion of the Western Union Telegraph and the Amerlcau Bell Telephone companies, the combination of the coffin producing and steel industries, and his launching of the new Edison process of magnetic iron ore separation. Mr. Morgan is fond of the good things of life, although his most intense pleasures are derived from the exercise of his functions as a business man. He scatters wealth among chari ties with a lavish hand. He likes tine paintings and rare books. He has a copy of the great folio Shakspearu of l(ii, and a Mazarin Bible. He is a good church member, smokes expensive cigars, likes steam yachts, good dogs, fine horses, and, In short, by no means spends all his time dreaming of new combina tions in business or of the price of money in the great markets of the world. "You you are angry with me." tin boy exclaimed, half passionately; "yoj think I am foolish to talk of love." "No, I do not. Only why do you not go to her aud tell her of your love, all your pain? She will listen to you she must listen to you. Bitterness of ten deprives ove of Its Joy. and the first sweet love dream Is often blight ed by one's own lack of confidence. Men should never blame a woman If she sometimes appears cold, and at other times too light and guy, grief gnaws deep, and woes are hard to bear. Wom en are hard to understand; their hands are tied In every emotion; their life is masked." Caulder rose aud stood lu the mldd'.c of the room. Evelyn followed his ex ample. "Will you go to her?" she asked gent iy. He stared at her half sullenly much as a boy would look at an older sister who had corrected him. "Are you sure I will uot regret speak Ingrto her?" he questioned, after a pause. "1 trust not, I believe not. God help you." She held out her hands Impul slvely. He took them lu his own; he hands were cold, although she candid ly returned his glance. "What else have you to say. Eve lyn?" There was a tenderness In his tone. What had she not to say? Should she tell him how her life would be a blank without him? How he had crept into her heart with his boyish eyes and smile? How the woman who beard his troubles and comforted him In his first pain was starving for the young love he had bestowed on some fall one? No. she could not tell him all the bitter truth! She was conscious of a choking sensation which prevented speech; her glance fell lower and lowet until It rested on the rug at her feet She knew her fingers closed around hb Impulsively with a sudden dread of bls leavlng her forever. "I have this to say to you" she breathed the words slowly "will you still let me be your friend, or will she who has won your love be both sweet heart and friend?" What had her voice betrayed? Slit felt her hands suddenly pressed against a warm, unbearded cheek, and a voice which thrilled her with awe spoke hei name. "She who has won my heart Is my friend," he said softly, "and" draw Ing the slight figure Into his arms "wlll she be my sweetheart, too?" She was a woman with a mission and yet, as she glanced tip Into those earnest eyes, her lips were raised to meet his kiss half way. Women Workers in France. A recent volume treating of the work of women In France gives this table of women workers In that country: Phy sicians.450; authors, 519; artists and sculprressess ,3,500; singers and actress es, 3.000; nurses, 13,000; milliners, 30. 000; government employes, 50,000; members of religious orders, 05,000; teachers, 100,000; In business houses. 245,000; landowners. 500,000; factory girls.575,000; domestic servants, 650. 000; seamstresses, 950,000; farm labor rs. 2.700.000. When a girl is first in love, she buys very expensive note paper to write to Him on, but after the engagement Is an old affair, she writes her notes an margins of newspapers, or on the butcher's wrapping paper. A boy's first trousers and a man's first love are soon outgrown. REPTILES OF GUIANA THEY ARE FOUND GALORE IN THE DUTCH COLONY. Abundance of Basket of Almost Every Una aa Variety Many Harmless Unas, bat Many Mora of Moat Venom out Typa Ara Kucouatered. "Speaking of tuakes," said a mining engineer, "1 do not think there is a spot on the fuce of this earth to equul lJUtch Uulaua In that respect. There they have large snakes and small suukes, red snakes aud greeu snakes, auiber-colored snakes and golden snakes, snakes harmless and snakes deadly, round-headed snakes and flat headed snakes, and snakes ruuglng through the entire list of colors from umd gray to striped orange and red. "If you are a tenderfoot lu the coun try, before you leave Pnruumrlbo fur the gold fields In the Jungle the natives will warn you against the snakes. On the way to the fields, 400 miles up the river In a cunoe, you cau shoot a dozen or more wuter suukes If you are watch ful. Once lu camp and accustomed to precautious, before you get Into your hammock at night you tutu It Inside out to oust a possible parrot snake that may have taken kindly to your bed. During the night, If you are called upon to leave camp you pick your wuy along the Jungle trail with a lantern Held low to light every Inch your feet traverse. In the morning when you come to the embers of your camp tire you will find a bunch of snakes curled up around one another to keep off the thill of the night lu the warm ashes. And so It Is, snakes, snakes, snakes. Throughout 4t,)00 square miles of Jungle It Is one continuous snake paradise. "Barring death by Jungle fever, more miners and prospectors are annually taken off by snake bites than by any other cause. Human life In that couu try means less than It does here, and so It Is that mine owners do uot compel their negroes to wear shoes, and so It Is also that lu the brushwood surround lug some of the older camps there are scattered mounds bearing neither name nor Inscription, but pointed out oc casionally by veteran miners as the place of 'So and So, poor devil, bitten by a snake.' "One of the most harmless and one of the prettiest suukes In Dutch (iuiaua Is the parrot snake. He Is a little three foot arangement, grass-green, pink eyed, and, among snakes, probably the most knowing. These little chaps ure often found In camps. Their only ob jection Is that they wriggle when you lie down on them. They become very tame If encouraged, and take readily to' civilization aud sugar. In return for their board they keep the camps clear of mice and spiders. "But for each variety of harmless snake In Dutch Guiana there are five of the most venomous type. These are known by their flat, triangular beads, and by their sluggishness. A poison ous snake rarely moves out of the way of an Intruder. He waits to strike, and. If he strikes, recovery depends on what nntldote may be at hand. For this rea son every white miner and every fore man over a gang of men carries lu his hunting bag a bottle of concentrated ammonia and a tourniquet. The pre caution taken by white men in that jungle against snake bites Is' to wear thick woolen socks and hlgh-laced boots. Others, In preference to wear ing heavy boots, use leggings made of canvas lined with strips of whalebone. Through those protections It Is Impos sible for a snake to strike deep enough Into the flesh to Insert venom. Many an old pair of boots scarred with snake bites Is treasured as a memento by Its owner. But It Is when men grow care less and discard their protections that they are dangerously bitten. "When a man lias been struck no time Is taken to suck the poison out of the wound. Nine times out of ten the wound Is In the leg below the knee. The tourniquet Is slung about the leg above the wound, and, after being drawn tight, without waiting to suck the poison from the wound, ammonia Is applied. From time to time the tourni quet Is loosened to allow part of the poison to work Into the system, but no more than the system can take care of at one time. In this way the entire poison Is gradually worn out by the system instead of getting In Its full deadly force at once." FOUND HIS COAT OF ARMS. Western Millionaire Was Not Anxious to Inquire Jnto Ancestral Kecord. A man who had been west for sever al years accumulating a large fortune returned to New York a short time ago with bis family and resumed his resi dence lu this city. Before he left New Y'ork he had had a vague Idea that be was a man of family; that his ancestry was something to look back upou with pride, and that It entitled him to no mean position In society. Out In the wild and woolly Occident, In his strenu ous endeavorto Increase his pile, geneal ogy was farthest from his thoughts. He bud not long resumed his residence In New Y'ork before his wife and daughters began to go out. Through constant urging on the part of his wife and daughters be finally decided to look up his tree In the hope of discovering the family crest A firm which dealt In genealogy and heraldry for an ap propriate fee fitted him out with a tree rooted In royalty aud budding out with the flower of the land, and also a cout of arms consisting of a sheep In golden fleece rampant with two eagles dupli cate In an azure field. The wife and daughters bubbled over with delight and could hardly wait for the embla zoning of the crest Paterfamilias was somewhat skeptical, bowever, and sought the counsel of a friend who ad vised him to look up his tree and verify it at the New York Historical society. He set to work with a will and after several weeks' labor had traced back bis ancestry for four generations, but as yet had found nothing in the way of antecedent to be especially proud. The librarian was becoming a bit testy at the Incessant demand for records and historical works and one day. In reply to a request for something of an earlier date, almost snapped out: "Why don't you try the records of the general quarter sessions court?"' "Good Idea." said the man In search I ancestral knowledge, and be was oon poring over the parchment bound tomes. "This Is the real thlug," he said to himself after fifty page of Stuyve sants, Van Rensselaer, Van Brunts, De Peyters, etc., recorded as Judge, mayor, aldermen and Juror. He was confident that he would soon be at the root of the tree and bit confidence was not misplaced. When asked at home what success he bad met with he replied: "The reully appropriate heraldic design for our family crest would be a gallows rampant with au ancestor pendant, ami any quunity of crows In an azure field. "New York Evening Sun. GOOD Short Storie$ 4 Au ofllcer now a patleut lu No. 2 Of ficers' Hospital at Pretoria, relutes this characteristic auecdote of I,ord Kitch ener: "The other duy he stopped au ottlccrlutliestrcctsof Pretoria who was wearing a single eyeglass. He said: 'Excuse me, but do you think It abso lutely uecessury for your sight to wear that glass?' The ofllcer replied, 'Yes, sir; certainly.' I-ord Kltcliuer said, '1 am particular to have officers with good sight only lu Pretoria. You will report yourself for duty on lines of communi cation at the office of (lie It. K. O., at five o'clock.' Collapse of ofllcer." One ulght, when the attendance In a small town In the French provinces was especially bad, Sarah Bernhardt, bored by the small size of the audience and Its stupidity, resolved to make the most of It. The play was "Camllle," but,' Instead of speaking the lines as Dumas wrote them, Sarah made up the pluy as she went along. Interpolating such opinions as, from minute to min ute, she hud of the audience. She called them unutterable things, and iu a high ly dramatic way. The Innocents ap plauded these sentiments vigorously, upon which she called them something worse. The late John J. Bugley, during his second successful campaign on the He pnlillcun ticket for Governor of Michi gan, spoke one evening at Kalamazoo, and tit the beginning of his remarks he alluded frankly to his lack of oratorical gifts. After be had finished, a man pushed forward, grasped his hand wnnnly, and said: "Governor, I have been a life-long Democrat, but at the coming election I shall vote for you." "Thank you," replied the Governor, much gratMled; "may I ask the particu lar reason for your change?" "Because you are the first speaker on either side In this campaign that 1 have heard tell the truth. You said when you began that you couldn't make much of a speech, and. by jinks, you can't!" Talleyrand's wife was the reverse of brilliant, and he used to excuse his mar riage on the ground that "clever women may compromise their husbands, stupid women only compromise themselves." One day the famous traveler, M. Deuon, was expected to dinner, and Tulleyrand conjured madame to pre pare herself for sensible conversation by looking over Devon's works. Un fortunately, on her way to the library, madame forgot the name. She could only remember It ended In "on." The librarian smilingly handed her a copy of "Koblnson Crusoe." Madame easily mastered Its contents, and at table astonished her guest by exclaiming: "Mou Dion, monsieur, what joy you must have felt In your Island when you found Friday!" John Kunpp, of the St. Louis Repub lican, had little use for press agents, and It took a mighty shrewd man to get a free puff from him. He never would publish a lawyer's or a doctor's name if be could avoid It, for they might de rive some benefit from the free adver tisement. It Is said that one morning mention was made In the Republican they call It the Republic nowv-of a man having died of Bright's disease. Old man Knapp hunted up the proof-reader, and called him Into the private oflice. "Why did yeu let that get into the pa per?" asked the old man. Indicating with his forefinger the objectionable paragraph. "I don't see but that's all right," said the reader. "Y'ou don't, eh?" snapped old man Knapp "you don't, eh? Do you think we want to ad vertise thh. man Bright for nothing? He never had an 'ad' In this paper in his life?" Gold Found. A curious discovery has been made during the dredging operations at the mouths of Morluy and .Shoalhaven Rivers In New South Wales. These rivers run through an auriferous dis trict, and at the estuary sand burs and alluvium are deposited. This obstruc tion has to be constantly removed by dredges In order to allow the channels of the rivers to be kept open for na vigation. This mud was then taken out to sea In hoppers and discharged. A workman one day. Impressed by the curious nature of the soil, panned a lit tle off, and was surprised to find a small sediment of gold dust. He com municated his discovery to the authori ties, and further Investigations proved that the alluvium was freely charged with this metol. It was therefore de cided to extract this gold, and the mud Is now run through an automatic gold saver before being dumped into the sea. It ls anticipated that the quantity of gold recovered by this means will de fray the total cost of the dredging operations. A Scientific Scrap Book. L. O. Howard, chief of the division of entomology, felt somewhat flattered at receiving one day a letter from a gen tleman asking him to send a copy of his report. Mr. Howard replied promptly, and asked to which particular report his correspondent referred. The answer came: "Am not particular which one you send. I want It for a scrap-book." Home-Grown Luster. "Then you don't bank much on an cestral pride?" "No; It Is more to a man's credit to start from nowhere and be somebody Mian to start from somewhere and oe nobody." Indianapolis Journal. OUB BUDGET OF FUN. HUMOROUS SAYINGS AND DO. INGS HERE AND THERE, Joke and Jokelets that Are Supposed to Have Baeo Recently Born-tsayings and Doings that Are Old, Cariona and Laughable-The Week's Unasor. "Polly, dear, suppose I were to shoot at a tree with five birds ou It, aud kill three, how many would there be left?" i Polly (aged Oi Three, please. I Teacher No two would be left. I Polly No, there wouldn't. The three 'thot would be left and the other two would be filed a way. Tit-lilts. The K mi of a Hlnff. Mlstress-IIouora, dldu't I see Mr. Skyler kiss you tills morning? Maid I'm astonished, Mrs. Skyler, that you should think of such a thing! Mr. Skyler of all men! Why. you know, lie never kisses eveu you. Boston Transcript. A (lord Haul, Edith How was the season af Bar Harbor? Mabel Just lovely! I got eight on- I gagetnent rings aud only three had to be returned. Ha Put Men to Hie p. "My brother, the prize tighter, has put a dozen men to sleep." "That's nothing. My brother, the preacher, puts the whole congregation to sleep. Cold. He I have boen longing for this mo ment, Miss Flossie, when I can lay my burning heart at your feet. Flossie Oh, it's very good of you my feet are so cold. Ally Slopcr. The Point of View. Parson Will you hub her for bottah er woss? Isaac Well, sah, I dunno. My folks say it's woss und her folks say It's bet tah. Accounting- tor Their Activity, Mr. Hayseed These New Yorkers Jes' rush thelrselves to death. Why ou earth do they kill themselves that way? Mrs. Hayseed Land sakes! they've got to. Think of the rents they pny. New York Weekly. A Keuulur Thlnor. "Daughter," said Mr. Gtddlngs. "Is that young Mr. Dinsmore a man of regular habits?" "Oh. yes, papa," replied Miss Gld diugs. "He proposes regularly every Thursday night." Detroit Free Press. Information Always on Tap. "Joslah," said Mrs. Chugwater, "when one of the big battleships runs ground how do they get it off?" "They pull it off with a tug of war," answered Mr. Chugwater. "I should think you'd know enough to know that." Chicago Tribune. Recoarn'zrd the American. Judge Illcks, of Minneapolis, being In London, inquired his way of a police man. "You're from Hamerica?" "Yes, sir." "Y'ou can't 'ide the hacceut." Boston Christian Register. Kan the High Hall Fusillade, Mother My dear boy, I'm so glad to have you home again. I suppose you were where the balls were thickest? Soldier Sou Yes, mother; the high balls. To Be Kxpctrd. "You fellows," complained the King of Beasts, "don't seem to be properly Impressed when I start to describe my adventures." j "Ah!" replied the diplomatic hyena, i "your stories are wonderful, but then we know you are a lion." Hampered, "Ida never talks slang." "Then that's it. I wondered why It was she could never make herself nn derstood." Philadelphia Bulletin. Forewarned. "You can't believe more than half you hear." "Which half of what you tell me shall I believe?" Telightful Man. He Going shopping, Miss Vander Telt? She-Yes. I'm going to buy some pretty pictures for my room. He Why don't you buy a half-dozen mirrors? Then you would see a pretty picture whichever way you turned. Summervllle Journal. Mght in Co lei go. ., Conductor Why didn't you stop for them three fellers that signaled? Motorman I got my week's salary in me pocket and you bet I ain't takln' chances like that! Puck. Punished. "What are you reading, Dorle?" "Papa's poems." "Been naughty?" Punch. The Pfifliel. "Tfcst settles It, Dunks. Our land lady has beeu reading slxWli l.oeb's cure." "What now?" "We'll get salt lierritu brcakf tsto every morning uutll the bftry s aou." -Philadelphia North America 'i. llml Knrm. "Listen!" he whispered. MarJorle pressed his bund softly. "Not now!" she said. "It is bad form to listen while the plauo Is playing"' Detroit Journal. Koo I, Not Work. Farmer's Wife Why don't you eut that piece of steak I sent out for you? Tramp (Indignantly)-1 didn't usk for work, mu'um; I asked for something lu eut.-Pick-Me-1" p. Orts 1 l-.urly.. Jimmy What time do yer have tet get ter work? Johnny--Oh, any time I like as long as I ain't later tluiu 7 o'clock. llaipc'i Bazar. In .Missouri. Clerk That train robber s:ijs he won't pay his bill. Missouri Grocer-Well, then, I nip pose we'll have to garnishee the rail road company. Puck. Ilia Kenton. "Why should a woman take a man's name when she marries lilinV "Well, as long as she takes every thing else, she might as well ake that, loo. Philadelphia Press. Huns of A iiriiirio t on. "Mr. Simpklns and our daughter must be engaged." "Do they seem fond of each other?" "No; but be has begun to tiud fault with her." No Wonder. P.arnestonii Yes; poor Ranter has gone cru.y us u loon. The part he had to play was too much for him. Buskin What was ie playing, Jekyll and Hyde? BurncKtnrm No; "Monte Crisio," at $12 per week and six weeks' salary due. One Point of H Hemic. "What's t he mutter with you'.'" asked the sympathetic friend; "uu attack of grip?" "No. this Isn't grip. I haven't time to stay at home and send fur a doctor. This Is simply a bad cold." Washing ton Post. Too Had. Mrs. Mann That young Mr. Chlklers is dead. It was awfully sudden. Isu't It too bad? Mr. Mann And he was g -ttlug along so famously at coloring bis meer schuum. Transcript. Getting at His Finances. :'A mr'is It. 'Li Owner Here! What are you doing In my safe? Firt 'I lion -lit. "What animal is It that is web-footed, Tommie?" "The spider, ma'am." Yonkers Statesman. Their Verdict. Judge Gentlemen of the Jury, what is your verdict? Irish Foreman We foliul that the mou who slole the horse Is not guilty. ADrea lful tale of Air lr. He Well, we can't believe more than half we hear. She Oh, worse than that; I can't be lieve more than half 1 say. Life. Pa lios .VI led with the Humor, "Was the amateur play a drama or a farce? "Well, it was billed as a drama, but it was a farce before they got through."--Philadelphia Bulletin. Conspicuous Itrnvery. Friend Stoi uilngtou Is a heroic actor. Isu't he? Comedian You bet he Is! Why, on several occasions I've seen him keep right on acting till he was fired upon!" -Puck. An Ttieonsixteiit I iar. Bosling Oil, well, all horse dealers are more or less tricky. Gosling Yes. but this one was the most bold-faced liar I ever saw. First, he told nie the horse was perfectly sound, and in the very next breath lie admitted It w as well-broken. Philadel phia Press. Hoth. Dr. Eude There's nothing serious the matter with Patsy, Mrs. Mulcaliy. I think a little soap and water will di him ns much good as anything. Mrs. Mulcaliy Yis, docther; n-n' will 01 give it t' him befoor or afther hia males? Leslie's Weekly. A Sympathetic Memory. In a western Massachusetts town lived a young woman who Is blessed with both discrimination and tact The first of these admirable' quali ties she has displayed by her two mar riages. Her first husband wns a min istera most delightful man; he died, and after a lapse of five or six years she was united to his only brother, who was a successful lawyer In New York. Ou her library desk stands a picture of the first partner of her Joys nnd sor rows, and one day a curious caller ask ed whom the photograph represented. "That," said the hostess, with evi dent emotion, "is n picture of my hus band's brother, who died eight year ago, and who was very dear to us both!" A liitf 8ponre The largest sponge ever sent .to mar ket was from the Mediterranean. It was ten feet In circumference and three In diameter. The First Kule. ' , New Boarder Can I get my meals on time? . Landlady No; you will have to pa lu advance. Harlem Life. 1 Ml V''