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A Qouple of Se''n's Ohares, a Trpio Of
L Shaped Iron #i a Heavy Ham
mer and a DOLAfFwin. Will Take
Him in Safety to the Summit.
In the climbing and repair of chim.
peye-And steeples It is, as In so many
of the uliward steps oI life. umloubt
edly the Atyt which coduts, says the
New York Times. Once set your man.
with a ball of twine tucked in the
pocket of his coat. safely astride the
'coptg of the--big - brewery chimney
which reafN its bulk of brickwork per
haps 800 feet above surrounding roofs
or on the apex of the steeple of a
church, his arm around the weather
vane's vibrating pole. and- you have
hte Means by which ropes, ladders,
sceffolding and all the necessary
structure for examinattion and repairs
may be brought Into place. To get the
flrst man to the giddy summit-that is
the question.
There was a day when. this was not
inTfrequently niecomplished by what t
first 8ight mighjt appear the so
what filvolous method of kiteflyitg. A
kite having a goodly length of string
'httieht'd to its tuil was raised in'the
usual . manner and gradually coaxed
over the steeple or chimney under
tre:tment. then drawn down until the
taill string lay across the top. It was
theJi nerely a matter of time and. pa
tie:ee to pass a rope over and haul up
n man. But the method had obvious
disaidvantnges. To draw the tall line
successfully across a chimney top,
still more across the pointed spire of
a chureff, often .took inore than one or
two attempts. Moreover, there must
be a- fair wind blowing sit the time
and a large open space available close
V. ''I e kite-this last
* n found about
r steeples of a
-m was that of
-om the steeple's
lIse, exceedingly cumbrous and. Li
the opinion of many modern steeple
jacks, highly dangerous.
The man who on this morning stands
beside us.at the foot of a'great shaft of
brickwork towering skyward from the
very center of a famous northern town
will fly no kite,. nor. does a wagon load
of sectional ladders wait his orders in
the yard. A small man, sinewy and
lean faced, Is be. and all the tagko that
he needs to take him safely to the cop
ing sixty yards above-our heads has
traveled-to the scene of action in his
pockets or his hands. On the ground
before him. are. two bo's'n's chairs,
or-short planks, through holes at either
end of which a rope is passed, forming
a loop by which the chair may hang.
Beside them lie three L shaped Iron
pegs or staples. The longer arm of-each
peg has a sharply pointed end and is
nearly a foot in length; the short arm
* i but two or three inches long. 'The
handle of a heavy hammer peeps from
the pocket of our-jompanion's coat, and
that is all.
Taking a staple In his hand, he drives
It into the chimney at a point breast
high above the ground. On this he
hangs a chair and, mountIng, drives a
second peg two or three feet above the
first. On this the second chair is hung.
. The upright arm at a right angle to the
peg precludes all danger of the rope
slipping off. .Nor do the chairs hang
close against the shaft, for strips of
wood projecting from- each end Insure
a space In which the climber's,-legs are
free to move. Now, stepping up into
the second chair the steeplejack drives
the last of his three pegs.- Above him
is a peg. below another one, on which
Bfangs a chair. Leaning aside ' and
down, he lifts this chair and hangs It
above him on the topmost peg; leans
down and1 with a twist of his fork
headed hammer wrenches out the peg.
This is less dangerous or difficult than
~ might at first be supposed, for the pegs
are never. driven deeply in, having but
the steeplejack's light weight to bear,
. and that only -tor a fqegmlnutes at a
time, while shotild the' hammer or a
peg slip from his -hand it is easily re
covered by means of the ball of twine
in his coat pocket*and the watcher
Such is the system-the mere me
chanical repetition of the movements
just aescribed-which has carried him.
safely to the top of many a giant stack.
Arrived at the summit of the chimney
he will find holdifasts built into the ma
sonry-sometimes -a massive bar or
chain is stretched across, the shaft--to
which a rope and pulley blocks can be
'N made fast. This done, he can descend
and reascend at will, scaffolding can be
slung and inspection and repairs be
carried out.
"What, for instance?"
" Sftys you picked her up at a .bar.
gain counter.".
."Great Scott,- I -did! She ms -the
e ntttient girl that ever s tqod bais
ft 6f Superstitions Some Wa
-Street Men Harbor.
et all the dear readers, fe nil
,oeder, take cognizance of whatt fo1
lows, for surely-the fairer sex is. afte
all, the stronger sex. Women know u
such abject obedience to superstition
fears and signs as do the men. ''iti
a view to eliciting something of luter
est, the writer had a chance to put I
certain question to a captain of indus
try. "Tut. tut." be replied suspicious
ly. "you'd be getting me Into trouble
w;ould you?" With a promise that n
names would be mentioned. he finall
agreed to tell a thing or two.
The question was. ''Aren't men I1
Wall street carrying all sorts of quee
things to try to change their luck?
In answer to this the writer hear
some curious stories. One inan 0
worldwide fame, for example. carrie
a cane in the center of which there I
a slender steel rod. Circling the roc
there are rings made of leather and o
hard rubber, like the- washers tha
plumbers use. Each seventh ring li
made of leatherfrom the soles of th
shoes worn by the billionaire durinn
what he considered his lucklest year
Elephants and pigs as lueky charmi
there are-of course in plenty, but th<
proper caper is to wear the anima
pinned inside on the watch fob pocket
Then there Is another great financlei
who carries with him a gold ink wel
and would never sign a document wit]
fluid from another receptacle. One
upon a time, -vhen he had, say, only j
picayune million or two. he signed i
paper in a deal that doubled, then tre
bled,this wealth. The ink used tha
day was eainptied luto a long gold tubi
or well thit he noW carries. The in)
was used up. but to the well, so h4
thinks, the good luck power has bee:
translated. I.ucky coins pass from fa
ther to son in several of the mnultiuil
lionaire fatuilles. and the man who in
herits them would never be withou
themu. We have few s'ecret drawers h
desks or doors in houses, as they hal
in olden times, but there are. many so
cret pockets in the stilts made b,
sinart t:ailors.-Brooklyn Life.
The Roward She Bestowed Upon Thcs
Who 'Entertained Hcr.
"ITumian nature is a rupeer tiang,
said the philosopher.
"Not long aigo some friends of iu
got badly down on their luck. Tie
were so hard for them that they scarc
ly knew which way to turn for ti
necessities of life.
".t that maost I:oppmrtunae tIme tle
receive-. word from a wotaan (i'end
'theirs that she was coming to via
thom' for a few days. They were dil
niayed. but by the exercise of great 11
genulty and by depriving themuselve
to almost t'e vanilshing point the
managed to entertain her and really t
cet before her most excellent meals.
"After ishe left their affairs contlh
ued to grow even worse, if ~possibl<
and while they kept up a brave front
was near enouigh to them so I couldn
help knowing all about It, though the;
were not aware that I saw-the situ:
"I thought it was tine some of thel
friends came to the rescue if a suitabl
way could be devised, so I wrote th
woman who had been their guest
being slightly acquainted with her m.5
self-told her I would head the procel
sion, would like her aid and would b
glad of any suggestions she could mak
as to a practical plan for helplng ou
old friends without hurting their proj
er pride.
"lier reply gave me somethingt
think about for many a day. She sad
she didn't care to help thenm, as the
already lived too well and set too es
jiensive a table; that when she ha
vIsited them they had a great det
more to eat than was necessary an
that they must be very -extra vagata
people; that it was undoubtedly thel
own fault they were in such troubi
and that It would probably teach ther
to be more economical In future"
New York Press.
The Missing Window Pane.
"Every kitchen has a window wit)
one pane out in the Brazilian town c
Rio Grande do Sul," said a cook. "Tha
town is a servants' paradise. Servarit
live In their own homes there, as the
should everywhere. :They come t
workc "t-t'n the morning. abd the;
quit at 7 at night-a twelve hour da.1
Quite long enough, The panteless wir
dow Is for the milkman, the baker, th
butcher, so that these ' ti'aders .ca
leave their supplies-they usually com
early-in a safe place. The Rio Grand
servant is, of course, not there to re
celve them. She is in bed at her ow
Monism is the doctrine of the ont
ness of mind and matter, God and ~i
unIverse. ~It ignores all that is supe:
natural. Monism tencee that "all ai
but parts of one stupendous wholi
whose body nature Is and God ti
soul;" hence whatever Is only coa
forms to the cosmic laws of the un
versal al. Mind can never exist wit)
out matter, ucr matter without wint
They are but the two sides of the sati
thing.-New York AmericanQ
I The CedeThat ne etilities Be.
~ twe #dnli Nktfons.
The "lafa of v i pretsent for
- mulated by the -evai.ri untions forbi<
r the use of poison a'tlinst the enemy
D murder by treacitet'. as. for example
1 asuinug the unifortu or dlplayin;
I the dag of at foe; the murder of thosi
who have urrdered. Whether upot
conditions or. at dlicretiou: declara
tious that no qunrter wlI be given t4
an enemy; the use of such aris oi
projectiles ana will cause uinnecessar.
pain or suffeling to ai euemay: th;
r abuse of a dlag of t'ueto gain lufor
mation coucerilug an . enemy's post
3 tions: all udeesaary destruction 01
r property. whether litblle or private.
The' also declare that only fortitlet
I places shall be bieleged. open cities 01
f villages n't to be ulieet to sIege o
3 bombardiuagnt: that puile buildings oi
8 whatever character, wihether belonglnj
I to church ter state, shall be spared
f -that plundering Iy p1rival soldiers o0
t their offleers shall ie eon d ered inad
3 missible; that priso'iers s:ll be treat
ed with common hla1itaun1 '; that the
personal gffects aid pori te lroperty
of pris('lers. exceiing t1+,r arms and
Saffimunition. shall be titected; that
the pmot:lation of atn enesuy's country
shall lie consellred exetupt from par
ticipatiou in the %var tiniefs by bostile
' acts they )rvoke the ill 'will of the
I enemy.
' Per-.onal and famnily :honr and the
3 religious conletionus of an Invade.
i people must be re-it-etod ,by the In.
I vaders and all pillage by regular troops
- or their followers strietly forbidden.
Why One Man Ceased Trying to Do
Funny With Waiters.
"I've never tried to be funny with n
walter." the traveler was saying,
t "since the time .wt-c: I had a little ex
perlence w.iti one in Cajifornia. It was
i several years ago, and I was rather
'fresh.' I stepped' into a restaurant
one mornIng and ordered an omelet.
"'What kindi' asked the walzer.
' "'Why. are there more kinds than
one',' I said.
"'Oh, yes. sir.' he answered me;
'there are reveral.'
"'Well, bring me an ostrich egg ome
"'All right. sir.' he said, 'but you'll
have to wait quite awhile. It takes c
long tiue to make an ostrich egg ome
a let.'
"I told him I had plenty of time. II
went away and was gone fully at
hour. Then he caine back with a bi:
covered dish.
"'There you a1re. sir.' be said,, plac
It Ing it blefore me and nncoveritg it.
"Well. it .was an omelet, all right
and big enough fot half 'a dozen wen
Wfiether there was an ostrich farm it
' the neighborhood and he got a rea
ostrich egg or whether he mitde i
from a couple of dozen - hens' eggs I
don't know, but I distinctly remembei
that It cost ie $2-and I learned a
valuable lesson."-Youth's Companion.
An Old Joke.
My Lord Craven, in King James
r First's Reign, was very desirous te
see Ben Jonson. whIch bei'ng told tc
Be.h went to my Lord's House; but,
being in a very tutter'd Condition, as
Poets sometimes are, the Porter re
fus'd him Admittance, with some
Ssaucy Language, wiich the other did
notfal toretrn.MyLord, happen
r ing to come out while they were wran
gling. asked the occasion of it. Ben,
who stood in need of no-body to speak~
for him, saId, he understood his Lord
shIp desired to see him; you,: Friend,
said my Lord, who are you? Ben Jon
son, r'eply'd the other. No, no, quoti
my Lord, you cannot be Ben Jonsoll
Iwho wrote the Silent Woman, you loot
as If you could not say Bo to a Goose
tBo. cry'd Ben. Very well, said my Lord
twho was better iIens'd at the Joke
r~ than offended at the Affront, I am non
e convinced by your Wit, you are Beta
SJonson.-"Joe M iller's Jest Book," 1730,
A Wida Distinction.
Barney Malloy and Mike Calrey were
shingling a roof. "Barney," Mike ask
ed, removIng a bunch of shingle nailt
from hIs mouth and settling back coin
t fortably. "what Is the difference be
s tween satisfIedi and content?"
"The difference? Sure, there's none.'
answered Iarney. 'If y.ou'rematisfied
your're content, and If you're conteni
Syou're satisfied."
' Thiat was my opInIon, too, Olarney,
e 'me boy, up to now, bpit ,it strtlek me
u sudden-like as ,1 pp1t that last nail Jr
e that I am satisded, all rilght,fhat Moilt.
0 Cairey is my wife, but I am durned~
'sure I am not contentP'
The BloPdfAgth654 Equator.
Human life, I have reason to knows
is held cheap at Equatorvlle, ahd th<
e place is stained with many crimes, It
Sfact, the whole equator is throughpu
0 its 25~,000 miles a line of Ignorance
savagery and blood. It is a black lin
Swhich civilizatIon ought to paint white
- -Strand Magazine.
aThe man who is always on time ha
abig advantage In the struggle to
suiccess.-Chicago Record-Herald.
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OME to see us, and it
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Another car of Majestic Fk
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we hope to merit a continuar
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