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CGr -i '1 ULL ALLNG.
What's the use in sighin' if your soul can
sing &, song?
Sainy day, or sunny, you've got to pull
Eurricane a-blowin', or tide a-runnin'
Time is a-flyin'-is a-flyin'!
vhat's the use in wishin' ier the dead an' I
Didn't they have crosses? Didn't they
What's the use in weer:n'? World will I
never heed your tears:
Tbne is a-fvin'-is a-fivin'!
Take the road contented-an' the old
vorld at its bestt
Travel soon is ended; there'll be time
enough for rest
When the Shadow comes an' scatters dust 1
an' daisies o'er the breast:
Time is a-flyin'-is a-flyin'!
Time is a-ffyin'-is a-flyin'!
THE WHITE LIES
hnconv.-niience of Always Telling the:
Truth Pointed Out in a
Girl's Journey. I
From the French.
JULIETTE TO HER FATHER.
O 4 EAR FATHER - No one I
D could possibly feel more 1.
0 keently than I your re
4 proaches -yesterday morn- I
O"h W91 ing when I was just leav- I
ng for Cherbourg with my governess. t
Miss Harriet. and my little brother.
Paul. In spite of your having forbid
den it, the last thing I did before my a
departure was to brush my cheeks I
with my powder puff. t
This you perceive-d as you bade me
good-bye. Caught unawares, Idenied I
the fact as stupidly as I did energeti- I
cally, and you did not spare your de
Of eorrse I am heartbroken to think
that I have ever displeased you. dear t
papa, so I immediately made up my b
mind that the best way to prove my g
repentance and show my respect for
you was to conform blindly ' your u
This is how I set to work to practice
them that very day. 11
No sooner had we taken our seats in f
the train. Miss Harriet, Paul and I, y
than the guard came to take our tick
ets. According to your instructions we r
Lad bought Paul's at half price. a
-I am sure that child ought to pay
the full fare." said the guard: "he is d
certainly more than seven years old." 1,
He is eight years old, sir." I said,
"Ten francs more, then," replied 'ue c
We paid and the train started. Miss o
Harriet was not at all pleased with c
my interference. and she scolded and n
spluttered away until she finally tl
wound up by telling me that she did
not think we appreciated her suffi- o
. "I heard your father say the other fi
day that I was stupid," she said. "You P
needn't deny it, for you can't!" h
Of course I had to tell her the truth. I
-"He didn't say you were stupid," I st
*answered, "but he did say that you
were a goose." rr
. Mercy! 'That was worse than ever. si
She looked at me as- if she would like y<.
to eat me up. She did not say much, w
but I think, dear papa, that you had w
better be on the lookout for another ti
We reached our destination without w
further adventure, except at the cus- et
tom house, when we were asked to de
clare the brandy, the cologne, the game to
for my aunt at Cherbourg and all the ci
rest of the things. This cost fourjteen bi
mere franes. a:
.-fter an hours ride in the carriage am
we at length threw ourselves into the 11,
arms of your sister. Thin and bony, 01
more homely than ever-I am still be
ing perfectly frank, you see--she stood
waiting for us on the threshold of the i
old house which you are so anxious to 11
sell to her. Vi
"Why didn't your mother come with n:
you?" she asked me at once. f
"Oh. mamma was delighted to get tI
rid of us so that she could have a good
time with papa." I replied, for was it
not the truth?
'Sh~e is not ill, then?" -t
'No. indeed." u
"She wrote me that she was ill. Ah: le
I understand perfectly; I am to have s
all the care anid worry of taking care n
of the children while she amuses her- r
She did not seem pleased. somehow. t<
I tried to caress her and soothe her.
"But you love me,. little one, don't t1
you?" she said.
"Yes. aunt," I replied.s
"As much as your mother?"
I was abou. to tell a lie. Fortunately y
I r'emember'ed your words in time, so I
answvercd her truthfully..s
"Oh. n;o, indeed. aunt. not nearly so e
"Is it because you think your mother g
is pretier and more agreeable than I?" o
"That is exactly the reason," I re- k
She frowned at me as blackly as Miss a
Harri>t had do:ne. but she gave ine one r
hinst ei vn:e to redeem %:' rf
W h:: howv do you think I am?"e
she' t: c nded .'rossly. 1*
:.in1 -:as bsolutely frank arnd t,
said just v''at I thougzht.
"'Ni ry vxty I should judgc."
"LitIn fni.I amr only forty-flve,"
and asI3:3 seemed quite inclined to box s
ray n1rs i thoufght it was high time to
-get the p:-eSemrs that I had brought to p
"lHere is a ('entrepiece that mammat
sent you." I said as quickly as 1 could
igett lW'd of it.
"Ilt is v'ery pretty." and aunt ap
pear'ed 0-lighted. "But whiat espe- I
-alytota'hes mre is the thoughtt of all
the stitches tha:'t my sister'-in-law~ has
taken for me'* herself.
"Oh. Iut Kie didn't emnbr*aider it her
self," I said hastily, for I rememberedi
how painied you would feel at such at
delurture from the truth; -'the wait
raSS did the work on it."
Aunt scowled more fiercely than be- 1
fore, anad I handed her your box of(
"What: From Potin's:" exclaimned
aunt. smiling, all her frowns vanishing t
as if hy mnagic. "His chocolate is al
ways the best, but it is so expensive."
-~ This :iime. dear papa, it concerned
you. so I told her the truth at once,.
"'The box is from P'otin's, aunt." I
sad 'Mamma hai it "iren to her on
Zew Year's Day, but papa got the
'hocolate at the little shop on our cor
Aunt looked as if she had a whole
hunderstorm inside of her. and the
rowns were in ful force as she said
"I hoped thit your pareints would
Lave the decency to come and se, me
hemseives. Your father waints to se"
ne this house.,and as Ie said he had
Lad it specially repaired for me. per
aps I might he suited very well:"
"How curious:" I reniarked, saying
xactly what I thou-lht. "There
aven't been any workmen here for gi
hree years. for I heard papa say so!" e
"Ah.'-And do you also know why is
our father wants to sell the house?' m
I was tempted to be silent, but, in- sti
tead, I said frankly: ga
"It is too noisy here to be endurable, ya
nid, besides, there are ztobles close wI
I cannot describe, C ar papa. the un- fin
ortunate efect of these undeniable d(i
ruths. 'My aunt left the room hastily in
nd banged the door behind her.
I should have renounced then and
here the attempt to be truthful if
aston de Tournettes had not just that
astant jumped from his horse and an
ome hastily into the room. I wished P0
o announce his arrival to my aunt, lev
>ut he stopped me, sfing that he had th'
eard of my intended visit here and Op
ad come to see me the instant he hil
:new I had reached the city. ev
He said that he wanted to speak to of
ae and not to my aunt. Thereupon liC
.e began to say many very pleasant pa
ings to 'me, and finally asked openly bli
I liked him. wl
Ah! my dear papa, if it had been dis- wi
greable to me before to tell the truth sil:
assure it was quite different this in
"Indeed, you please me very much, tr<
Ionsieur Gaston, and you always
'Then you are not afraid to become
iy fiancee?" OL
"On the contrary, I shall be delighted
do so," I said frankly, remnembering nit
ow you had said he was the most eli- tir
ible bachelor of the season. fui
"And you will love me?" he contin- 6c
"I love you already-" hf
But I will stop here, Iear ra.pa. for
seems to me that I can see you del
owning this time, and I can hear raI
our voice growling: sh
"Naughty girl! You have said as Mn
iany impertinent and awkward things o
s you have told the truth!" I
So let me hasten to reassure you, ,
ear papa. This is all a story that I t
ave made up to tell you.
Paul paid no more than half fare vut
nd Miss Harriet is convinced that we vu
Juld none of us get along without her, O
ud that we think she is the very salt ro
the earth! The brandy passed the sli
stoms officers beneath their eyes and te
oses, and they never suspected a th
My aunt is delighted with mamma's
mtrepiece, which she thinks is all her
,Tn work, and she is perfectly satis
d with the cheap chocolate in the ta
otin box. She will certainly buy the
use And as for poor Gaston de r
o~urnettes, he is still ignorant of my w
I merely wished to show you, a trifle cn
aliciously perhaps, but perfectly re- s
ectfully, I assure you, that the truth p'er
>u talked so much about is not al-it
ays expedient to tell. Indeed, you sa
ould not think it was modest or fit'-i
og for a lady to issue froWp her well tim
id travel about through the world wh
ithout being adorned and veiled to a to1
~rtain extent-. te
You had far better trust to woman s
t, finesse and taste to render her so- thr
able, amiable and even pretty and ~et
~witching without losing any of her
itural grace! Cover her with a little
iodyne in the shape of a few innocent a
is and she may journey freely with
it fear of injury. sho
Thus, dear papa, do not scold me so abc
erely another time. I promice that
will tell only nice, white, innocent
:tle lies, and you must admit now,
urself, that they make life vastly So
ore agreeable and easy to live! In b
Let, there is no getting along without bot
teml JULIETTE. aoth
The Country Editor,.
The wcrm will turn. Sometimes it
kes the worm a long time to make skn
Sits mind to do it, but sooner or1u
ter it does. Every mani who has
~rved time as editor of a country e
2wspaper has experienced the trouble r'
~ferred to in this little anecdote, butco
t all of them have had the courage
~resent it. '
Let there be a society function in sd
c little city and the local editor prs lr
:t, some will approach him with a1
nile and say:
"Well, getting some news to put in
Of course they mean well, but they
em never to realize that perhaps
en a country editor cani lay aside
is professional duties long enough to
o out in society an'd meet his friendsco'
a a social basis. I ,
"Deacon" Dobyns, one of the best
nown ountry editors in Missouri, suf
red this sort of thing for years, and
lthough it rankled in his bosom, he
evcr let on, but smiled in return and '
oddedi assent. But at last patience
e'ased to be a virtue. Not long ago
e attended a social affair in his home
wn, going as an invited guest. While
ingling with his frlends a lealI grocerj
reeted him with the remark:
"Good- evening. 'Deacon.' Gettin tl
:me news for your paper?"h'
"Yes, that's what I'm here for," re-t
lied "Deacon." "IDy the way, Mr
andis, are you here to drum up some
'ade for your store?"
Of course the grocer got mad about
but "Deacon" only grinned and re
umed mingling with his friends.-I
'romn W. J. Bryan's Commoner.I
The word clove is derived from ve
panish word me'anng a nail-the sin;
Larity in shape between a clove and a '
ny nail is easily recognized. Cloves " t
re the flower buds of a tree whichPI
-rows to a height of fifteen to fortyCt
et. These flower buds are the prin.'
ipal products of the tree. They aredl
athered carefully, exposed to the
moke of wood fires, and afterward to
he heat of the sun: or again they may
>e dried by the sun alone. Cloves are
uch used both in savory and in
weet dishes. In braizing, making a
oup. stew or ragout, no cook would
ink of dispensing with an onior n
tuk with ecinOC
French Girl's Lingerie.
ike her mother, the ittle Frenel
lhas an inborn love of pretty in
-ie, but the luxury of her underwea
limited strictly to the quality of th
terial and the beauty of the hani
tehing. No lace trims the daint;
cments unless it be very narrov
lenciennes, edging a little frill o1
LIch three tiny tucks have been rui
hand. Any embroidery that na;
Li a place oil the lingcrie is workei
ectly on the nainsook or broadelotl:
button-hole stitched little scallops.
leek-a-boo shoes are pretty thing
ong the most fanciful footwear. Th
k-a-boo part is made by cutting th
ther in simple designs on the toe an<
low uppers on eitlcr side of th,
?ning. The shoes are of Md wit;
h heels, and are to be found i
ry clor anii shade imaginable. On
the prettiest is in bronze, but wit]
ht gowns those of different colors
stel shades to deep tones in greer
ie, lavender pink, and oyster an
ite are pretty. The shoes are lacei
th ribbons to lmateh, and worn wit]
stockings of the same shade, whie]
visible through the cut openings
ey are pretty and dainty worn wit.
cks of the same color.
As to the Use of Perfume.
Inch has been said of the vulgarit:
scent.. Well, of course, there ar,
gar perfumes. just as there are lov
tsic and- art. The real reason of thi
de against the vulgarity of per
nes no doubt lies in the fact that thi
nt bottle is made too evident. )
man of laste, in whatever class o:
, will not pour in the Pau de cologn
the pint. It is something far mor'
icate that she requires. It is not
id evaporation of strong scent tha
delights in, but a very faint, elinlg
fresh violets in her linen cupboart
hanging her dress in a wardrob<
ere a sceit bottle is left to evapor
slowly. It Takes a long time foi
subtlest part cf the scent to gel
every tibre of the texture, il
en she wears that dress there is n)(
garity about it. She brings a kil
razranit pr.esnce with her into th(
m..and it accompanics her wherevei
goes. reminding men of sumnie
iings in pleasant gardens wherc
lilies blow.-Modern Society.
distress WhOin a Servant respects.
woman should insist upon heinp
tress of her own kitchen, lit unless
posseses self-control, patience and
she is really just as unit to man
her servants as a child. It is a
7 true saying that a man or woman
yhas not learned to control self is
fit to control others. If a woman
not go into her kitchen without
ng her patience or losing her tern
she would do better to stay out of
Fault must be found, but with
rants, as with children, it should be
tquiet. dignified way, and a proper
e should be chosen for it. A woman
> does not know any better than
:ake a time when a servant Is par
Elarly busy or has some special
ye of work she is trying to gel
>ugh, such as washing, ironing or
ing <dnner, will never be likely to
e good service. If she scolds or
's she at once lowers herself to the
'l of her servant and loses the re
et which every mistress of a hotuse
ld strive to deserve from these
ut hler.--Woman's Life.
Now the Fling Coat.
cry smart are the little fling coats.
m of these abbreviated wraps reach
to the top of the girdle, and yet
rs come to the hips. A few end
.he waist line.
white chiffon voile with emneram
en discs erhbroidered at intervals
the blouse and the foot of the
'.amid other trimmings, is fitted1
withl tile cleverest fling (oat, which
thus been christened for obvious
sons. Not so long sine :1 garment
simiar usefulness was called the(
his :artienlar example ts of emer
green taffeta. It is piented and
rt-sleevedl and adorned with em.
icry and touchecs of lace at thl
kt and front. It providles just thc
'ssary warmthl with i he shecL
use and may serve for a theaCtre 01
ne in whlite taffeta shiows an Etor
a foundation. Ovecr this falls a hlip
ti pleating, the sleeves being or
'ese small coats may he had alonm
ts a part of a thlree-piece costume.
Women and Laughter.
Par-isan physieian has started
ol of laughter. This is surely ar
'vation. We are lee-ustomeld Ii
Lr that we.- may "ilugh and groev
lr. t whieiher the thlr~at conIvQyet
suc-h that1 ther alverage woman~ll 1
:1id of increasNing~. her avoiirdupois c,
etl'r she~ is too lazy to (d0 mIori
il sile oaesionally is not known
it is a faIct that womICn (do n1
eni inugh. They' sipile, and ajas
of:en giggle, but a heal-ty laugh i
oling- a rare thinlg. taome peopl(
i thart thle (childhlod training, fore
~Iris to beC lrss boisterous arnd rec
ln thieir hilarity, has resulted ii
absence of laughlter among w'omen(
I srely an uinusicail roar is any
ng but pleasinlg, but let us try t<
tivate the "musical tinkle," the "sil
'y inugli" so much vaunted by thll
elist, and In return1 we are promn
that not only shall we be mor!
ractive, but entirely free from dys
sia-the latter is a prosaic bu
forting reason, although if a worn
suffers from that complaint It i!
cult to understand just how she
I feel well enough to laugh, an(
ure her own illness.-Indianapoli:
'he variety of beneficial motions tha
y be had in muscular exercise Is
ost unlimited. It is interesting t<
ice that children, when free to pla,1
as they choose, instinctively mal
miany different motions that they
to use all their muscles. When
r ple's ideas of propricty shall havi
cone what they should bo grownf
ple can exercise like childrii. wi
being considered daft or silly.
of the performances of childreni
to older persons purposeless and
less. There is such a state of ignor
and prejudice that many peopl
considerable education lack very r
of having a proper conception of
- relation of exercise to life and i
One may learn and practice. with I
.fit a system of exercises. as man;
without having the acquaintance
the principles involved that makes
sible the greatest benefit and inti
and enjoyment. There is an impoi
advantage in .knowing the reason
ithe various movements. and what
.los make each movement, and
muscles use bones as levers.
Fathion to lio Motherly.
Some cynics say it is merely or
the poses of the fashionable mI
when she lets herself be seen in pi
with her children around her.
some stout defenders of Mrs. I
Avenue say she reatly feels the s
of that Roman mother who said o1
offspring. "Tliese are my jewels."
S. Barton French rarely goes f
drive in the afternoon without at
one of her children in her viet
and Mrs. Oliver Gould Jennings
Mrs. Francis D. Beard seldom are
without one' or more of their i
with them when walking or dri,
Usually the children are drcsse
such a fashion that the mother's ht,
is set off. Henry T. Sloane prese
this tradition of family affection.
:lwCys takes one of his you'ger (Ia
ters with him when h1- goes for
afternoon drive. A develop:nelit of
idea is the current fad of mothers
ing their photographs taken with 1
children grouped around them. Y
was only a few years :igo when
"family pictures" were thonght te
long exclusively to Coney Island. I
tirely that man Roosevelt is getti
fllowi ng.-Newark Advertiser.
Care in Dre.sinz.
The well-dr(sepid wonmn is alwa
woian of keen intelligence and 1
powr. No seneless doll knows
to dress. She may don gaudy rain
spcnd a fortune on a gown so utt
inappropriate to the ocasion that
can only feel an intense pity for
but no one wonId ever dream of
ing the burden of her sin against
form and good taste at the dooi
the whole of her sex, says the W
Tile woman who dresses well,
conformity withl her age. her w
and1( her position in society. ehoo:
neither extreme of the preval
modes, but striking a hlappy medi
is the woman who has brains
uses them to make good selec
from the fashions of the day. I
tile well-groomed, suitably gon~
woman who att ills sucess, who
inl business or social life.
The age of the blue stocking
passed. and nowadays the woman
dresses unbecomingly through chi
and not for the sake of economy is
garded as5 eitheor mentally weak o1
seeking some eccentric form of
advertisemneit. which is but anlo
phase of unpardonable vanity. In
commeial world the dowdy, insig
cant woman, even if she has me
aility. is at a discount whenc
pred with thle well-dressed won
contidient and smiling, with1 bright
paity written all ovcr 11cr comely
Tile latter has learnled an esser
fact -thlat confidencee is horn of
clo";es: and therefore. witil gem
raini power, rea sons the necessit:
making the most of :tll her
points. By doing tis she Cengeh
the feeling that her dress :adds to
apcarance. she knows that it is
ished in every detail, and thus
suredl. her business. assumes first
portance and success is gained by
forgetf'ulnless of self.
The woman orator, the actress.
singer, the musician,. all undrrst
"thle phlilosophly of clothecs" as a po'
fuli adjunct to their peronality.
this personality is to them of as r
mount importance as thleir own ind
W'hite lirn 'oat suits tailored
heavily em'isreidered art showni.
longt coat suits, whiill a~tre edeal
M')st of tile sopalte cea:s ar:
All sorts of elioris ha~ve been r
to introduc'e the wearing of airtif
lowers as corsage ornamnents. bu
ar the American womlan will
noneO of it.
Skirts grow wider and wider. ]
thet mioderate ones are no0w at
five yardis around tile hema. whlile
are not too many to be considered
skirts of thin mlateria].
Thlere are mnethods of laundering
leaning wichl are secrets to tile w
in general, but whlich make It posi
and even practical to make wash
rics into such dainty creations.
-The r sibilities of the silk con
basque& 'tdice, with a sheer skirt:i
not bee: -:hausted, and the dressi
ers are ylng with one anothei
ringing d.arming variations upon
The semi-tailored gown is the h
outgrowth. The skirts of these go
are as correct in line and- finish as
tailor's art can make tl~em. While
jakets or coats are exquisitely n:
How to Secure Good Roads.
IO IS newspaper isver
0 SO much in earnest in the d
0n1 0 sire to see a system of im
peo- proved highways in th
he- 03V country. its editor know
P"o- that no systematic highway improv(
boit ment ean he had excer-pt by a gre:
Iny. national movement, such as has bee
em outlinEd in the Brownlow-Latiner bill
in Congress. The people of'this Stat
aliCe have an interest in the highways o
e of its sister States. Highway travel doe
auch not stop at State lines any more tha:
the river transportation stops where th
alth. waterways pass from one State to ar
enle- other, or railroad transportalion whet
do, the railroads cross State lines. IIhzl
with way Improvement is sooner or latc
Pos- to be recognized as a function of th
?rest Government. The Government cou
tant prises a union of States of mutual ir
for terests, and interdependent, each obl
mus gatd to the other in a compact for th
how general national welfare. We do no
believe any question. present or proh
able, is more pregnant with import
ance to all the people than that of na
te of tional aid to good roads. and we wan
>ther to suggest to our read(ers that the onl:
way this aid ean he secured is for th
But people to demand it. The Senate Com
'fl mittee on Agriculture a year ago fav
pirit orably reported on the Lat;mer bill. 1
' her being substantially a copy of tb
Ir;- j Prownlow bill, which was earlier of
3r a fered in the House. The bills will b
least reintroduced on the assembling of tin
oria, Fifty-ninth Congress. If the peopl
and who favor national aid will write t
"('11 their Senators and Representatives. i
() sisting upon the measure. the little
- ference in the two bills will be elim
inated and the one thus agreed ui:m
uty will be passed. It is all with the peop!
rves themselves. One citizen is as n:ic
and obligated as another in the mattc
No citizen is so humble but that h!
his has the right of petition. Every cithz'
this can afford the time to write. Ie n
av- attend the county meetings that shoail
simr be hell everywhere to emphasize tih
demand for GovrniImicn1t help to hette
roads. He can sign a petition with hi
neighbors asking Congress to give thi
relief. He can write to his Senator fe:
a Senate Document No. 204. study o
whi,-h will enable him to talk gon
roadsi to others. All may br. posted to
rs a the asking; and we sugest that W!,
newspaper brethren keep standing i
ho a prominent place in their colun
tent sone such paragraph as this:
erly "Write to your U. S. Senator fo:
one copy of Senate Document No. 204
her: Also tell him you favor the enactmen
lay- of the Brownlow-Latimer bill for goo
of The press and the people must speal
ash- out on the question.-Brooklyn (N. Y.
ork. Rload Malntenance.
sing In the maintaining of the State roads
ling so little experience has been had or
um., the part of the Highway Commission,
and ers and- the people in general that it h
tion usually thought that when a road is
t is once built it will maintain itself. Many
ned Highway Commissioners and towr
ther boards feel this same way towart
an iron bridge and neglect to pain
has it. but even a bridge built of iron whet
vho neglected loses its strength, just thl(
oce same as a road built of stone if neg.
re- lected will go to pieces. The real life
as of a ste ne road IS dependent upon the
self- enre whtich it receives during the firs1
hier six monthe after it is finished, and the
the porpetual attention which it receives
uifi- after that. Some commissioners thinis
tal that when a road is completed that if
'om- tlhe loose stones are raked off once it
ian- thirty days that it will maintain itself
en- for three or four years. and then the
per- road can be resurfacsd with top) dress
ing and a steam roller and atgain be
itial coime as -'ood as new and ready to ge
ood three years longer with~out attention.
JI This method of caring for roads is far
of from economicai and sat'sfactory. Th(
toodi best way to maintain a road is, as soar
er asiis turned over by the State to the
her town, to e,ngage a man to tak~e ctargc
i-~ of a five-mile section at an agreed pricec
s-per year and put him in charge of the
m-road. providing him with surface mfa
the terial, which is stored at regular inter
vanls on each sideO of the road for resur
the fa-ing. 'This man goes every day with
and his rake, his shovel, his ho:' and his
ver-~ wheelbarrow the entire distance of the
An~d road, rain <or shine. IHe removes the
ra- loose stones, lhe keeps the shoulders
vd- low at the side of the road so that the
water passes freely over them to the
ditch, he keeps the sluices opened. he
3 fills the depressions, filis the ruts and
Srepairs each spot as fast as the surface
Sdressing wears off or blows away. It
JIs this constant attention which keeps
the road always in good order and at
the least exp)ense~ to tihe community.
aud Our American road builders may be
inexperienced in handling stone roads.
and liuttt wonittakye iong to adopt the best
ninthods. which long years of usage in
aerone~t have provcn to be the most
ade'0:mical-~nider and Driver. New
e- I H was of Age.
An instanece of the application of a
-precocious knowledge of the law by a
cild occurred in a Parisian scecol last
IJanuar-y. In France education is obli
t sO gatory. but the law cannot compel
ma children to romain at school after the
age of thirteen. This law, needless to
:ven remnark, is usually a dead letter, but on
east the occasion in question a pupil sudden
ight Ily got utp in th middle of a lesson,
o gathered up his books. placed them
neatly in his desk. took up his hat and
and moved toward the door. "'Where are
ord you going': sked the teacher, with a
sible certain amount of acerbity. "Sir," re
fab- plied the boy, with irritating noncha
lance, "I was thirteen years of age
t on four minutes ago, and you have no
iae longer any right to keep me at school."
Sin By Cow -'rain.
this Three covered wagons from 3Minne
sota, drawnh by nine milch con-s,
ttest passed through here for the country
ws west of the MIissouri River. In addi
the tion to making fifteen miles a day
the with their loads the cows furnished
ad, milk for the movers.-Miller Corrc
spondence of the St. Paul Dispatch.
With the Funny
A 'New Psalm.
Lives of nurses oft remind us
t We can hvpnotize our pals
And departing leave behind us
Husbands for surviving gals.
f Their Waning Honeymoon.
S She--Have you got the time?"
I He-"Yes. Do you want it?"
e She--No-o-h"-T.ondon Punch.
First Caiy--How does he address
r the ball':"
Second Caddy-"To .e dead letter
office."-NCw York sun.
Lectured Too Much.
"You secta rather hoarse this morn
S"Well, my husband came home rather
late last niglit."-Chicago Journal.
The Ideal Girl.
t "Is she one of those horrible girls
who know enorugh to sat men right"
"No; she's one of those delightful
girls who knuw enough not to."-Smart
Edythe-"Dvoree! Well, I never!
What grounds can she possibly have?"
Mae--The very best. A quarter-sec
tion In North Dakota and a three-acre
plot at Newport."-Puck.
"That last book of Jones' don't seem
to have anything in it."
"Oh, I don't know-there are 610
pages, five illustrations and a book
Upgardson-"What has become of
I your new automobile? I haven't seen
I it for a month or more."
Atom-"I don't know. I havcn't,
either. It blew up soon after I got it."
"Was the eminent actor popular with
I the profession?"
"He should have been. He never in
timated that he thought they ought to
give him a benefit performance."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Where the 3ioney Goes.
"Why do Rounderly's children look
so shabby and hungry?"
"I can't account for it. He's a good
"Ah. that accounts for it."-Louis
She (indignantly)--"Do you mean to
say that Charlie Prettyboy isn't a gen
He--Oh. I meant no offense; I'll say
more than that for him-he's a perfect
lady."-Detroit Frsge Press.
"She took a medal at the beauty
"She is not much of a beauty."
"No, but she's a kleptomaniac."
31umm-"Cheer up, old man, and
don't be so melancholy. You. remind
me of Jonah."
Glumm-"~Remind y'ou of Jonah?"
Mumm-"That's 'what I said. He
was down in the mouth, you know."
Urban-"De Smythe has only lived
in the suburbs a month, but he is al
ready a social favorite."
Uppton-"Howv do you account for
his sudden popularity?"
Urban-"He bought a new laivn
mower a couple of weeks ago."-De
N- othing Lcft But Flying.
"You should adopt some heaithfal
form of exercise," suggested the doc
tor. "Take up riding, for instance."
'But," protested 31rs. De Style, "cv
erybody does that."
"Oh, but nobody does that!"-Louis
Began at the Top.
Philosopher-"Younlg man, in order
to succeed in life you must begin at
the bottom and work up."
Young Slan--"That wasn't my fath
er's motto. He began at the top and
"And made a failure, I suppose?"
"Not at all; he made a fortune _coal
First Tramp-"Not mudh doin',
Second Ditto-"Nothin' doin' at all.
Things is orful. I ain't had a job fer
First T.-"That's rocky. What's yer
Second T.-"3Ie? I peddles Chris'
mns trees. What's yourn?"
First T.-"I sells sowveneers at
A new incandesecnt lamp with a zir
conium filament is announead in Ger
many. Professor Weddin, a physicist.
recently presented'( a lamp of this kind
to the Electro-Technical Society. of 0
By means of the leprolin serum. a
temporary cure has been effected in a
number of cases under the care of the
mission of lepers in India, and the pa
tients are kept in special observa-tion
Silicon, the most abundant metal in
the world, has been unknown on ac
count of the difficulty of separating it
from oxygen, but the electric furnace
has now made it obtainable in quanti
ties to meet any demand.
In Paris the Postoffice Department
Is now using several electric mail
wagons which fire designed to trans,
port the mail matter in larger quanti,
ties and at a g-eater speed than the
old horse-drawn vehicles.
German newspapers speak of a new
typewriting machine, which prints syl
lables and short words instead of sin
gle letters, attains much greater speed
than others, and, it is claimed, will
revolutionize the art of typewriting.
Three rare specimens of male tree
fern, Osmunda regalis, of niore than
1000 years' growth, have been pro
cured for the Imperial Botanic Gar
dens of St. Petersburg from the virgin
forests on the Black Sea coast, near
A scientific man in Buffalo proclaims
that he has discovered that working
about high voltage electric apparatus
results ir "grave disturbances of the
digestive organs, loss of appetite, dis
tress after eating." and a whole train
of dyspeptic symptoms.
A report on the German traveling
schools for teaching scientific house
keeping, cocking and farm work to
the women connected with the agri
cultural districts of Baden. Bavaria,
Thuringen and Hesse declares them to
have given great satisfaction.
Solar activity showed a great in
rease during the yeair'ending May 10,
1903. the sun not being free from spots 9
for a single day. So says the British
astronomer royal in his report. The
group of sun spots seen early this year
was the largest ever photographed at
Inventors are now turning their at
tention to the srnaller details of the
automobile. One of the most recent
patents is applied to a wire frame ar
ranged to sweep the rubber tires.
This, it is claimed, will avoid many
punctures, since it will remove tacks
and bits of glass as soon as picked up.
( NEW METAL.
Tantalum, a Bluish-White Substance,
Fossessing Remarxable Pr'opertis.
A few weeks ago electrical engineers
got wind of a new incandescent lamp..
hailing from Germany. Now, as a rule.
no one even raises an eyebrow at such
an announcement. for reputed improve
ments on incandescent lamps are an
old story, but the newcomer was unu
sual in that the light-giving filament
was a plain metallic wire drawn from
tantalum, an element of which most
people had not even heard the name.
Tantalum is an element which has
been known for more than half a cen
tury as a constituent of various rather
uncommon minerals, but nobody knew
it for anything more than a black pow
der which could be obtained without
great difficulty, but was of no use after
one hod it. It has turned out. how
ever, that when melted in vacuo, to
overcome its unpleasant trick of ab
sorbing nitrogen when hot, this black
powder becomes a little ingot or real
metal, which possesses very remark
able properties. Metallic tantalum is a
bluish-white substance, a little darker
in color than platinnm, and about
three-quarters as heavy for the same
bulk. It is, for a metal, an unusually
bad conductor of'clectricity, and has
an extremely high melting point, both
of these properties being invaluable for
the purpose intended- Besides this, it
can be hammered into sheets and rolled
or drawn into fine wire quite easily.
Its melting point is so high that It
can be pushed to vivid Incandescence
that makes an ordinary lamp look yel
low. By this same token, the light is
produced at a high efficiency, so that
for the same energy used the tatalum
filament gives nearly double the light
of a carbon filament. The former, by
the way, increases its electrical resist
ance as it gets hotter, while the latter
has its highest resistance when cold,
The result is a very curious difference
of appearance when a tantalum and a
carbon la'mp are turned on together.
The latter takes a perceptible time to
reach full brilliancy, while the formeri
jumps to whiteness more quickly than
the eye can follow it.-Harper's
Belhcs of Old Virzinia.
Three pieces of iron sheathing and
one gun from the famous Confederate.
ironlad Virginia lie on the Roanoke
pier here to-day, having been dug up
off tambert's Point by a mud machine.
The old smooth bore and sheathing,
which Is several inches thick, are now
the property of a junk dealer. The
mud machine which is engaged in
deepening the harbor scooped up the
relies, which are famous. The iron
sheatings, which, it was explained by
a marine man, covere d the slanting
sides of the famous v~essel, are about
fifteen feet in length. The gun is about
three feet in length, and the stater
has apparently made no impression on
the weapon.-Norfolk Landmark.
The Man in the Iron Xautk
A. means ha's been found for enab
lng the sojourners on the Jersey sea
coast to defy mosquitoes. A mosquiite
mask has been invented by some gen
ius. It consists of a wire framework,
covered with netting, and when slipped
over the head prottets that part 01
one's anatomy from the pests. giving
one time to defend the other prte
~or effectively. --