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14 Ahnktek 6tt~to~9F
are formd In great no . laty, of
them wander Ovr 'the euntry -te
pad uniolested otbeor, bee fortunate.
ate taken bty hunses and, put Into
cages (Kotterl provided with covers
(Lattengitter) to keep out *the ruin.
There cags are called in aerman Lat
tengitterwetterkottew, and the kangn
roo, after his imprionnaopt takeo the
name of Lattengitferwetterkotterheu
telratte. One-day at asuesin (Atten
ateri was arrested who bud killed a
Hottentot woman, ROttentotuutter.
the iuother of two stupkl and stutter
Ing children In Straettertrottol. This
..woman in the .Mrimn langtage is en
titled Uottentotenstraeottertrottelmun t
ter, and her assassin -tkes the name
mumderer was confined ha' a kangaroo's
cage - Beutelrattenlihbsgitttrwette.
kotter-when a few days later be es
ciped. but fortunate4y The was recap
tured by a Hottentot. who presented
himself at the nayows odice with
"1 have captured the AKtenteter,"
"Which one?" reptiled the mayor.
"We have several."
"Which Attentaeter ase you talking
"About the Hotto enstreetter
"Then why don't you OW at once the
I lIottentotestrattelmuttia tte naerIat
The Hottentot tied in dismay. .
THE AWKWARD *MRS."
Glngle as Well s Mried Women
Once Carried This- Title.
A curiously awkward werd. if it be
a word. is-"Mrs." It is not spelled as
it is pronouncod-no one but a Welsh
man or a Pole would be oqual to pro
nouncing it as it is spelled-and its pro
nunclatQn is a clumsy contraction of
the good old English deaignation "mis
In the days of old, when leisure bail
not become, as it Is no*r, a*nQst a for
gotten luxury and peeOe were less
'Inxious to clip their speeh. the full
pronunciation was ottee used. and
"mistress" was not altogether elbowed
out of existence by the volgar "missis."
But nowadays "mistes" has drop
,pod out, and consequeiely the. con
tracted pronunciation of "Mrs." has
prevailed and holds the SM.
Another point worth noting in the
history of the designation l' that about
r150 years ago and earlier "Mr." was
,applied quite impartially to unmarried
ias well as married ladles. Evon chil
,dren were sometimes styled "Mrs."
| The burial of an infant daughter of
.John Milton, who died at the age of
five months, Is recorded in the parish
register of St. Margaret, Westminster.
land her name is entered as "Mrs. Kath
Irine Milton." followed by a small "e,"
to indicate that a child Is meant. But
jthis may be regarded as an exceptional
use of the title.-St. James' Gasette.
A Sabbaterian Dog.
"Tip was an Irish settem--bis name
was really Tipperary and Tip for
short," said a New Ywrk clubman
"He knew weo it was Sunday, and
jkept the day. He was the only Bali
~batarian dog I ever tinew5. He nsed
Isleep on arug inmy soom. ibhad
rto keep early hours in those days, and
every morning at T o'elock 'Tip would
rut his cold nose against my face and
Jremind me that it wa tiene to go to
.work. .Then while I was Griesing he
would go to the village po'st10Mee and
~bring home the mail. On Sunday
morning he never stirred off his rug
* ntil I was good and ready to get up.
Ihlch was usually quits late, and noth
ing could induce him to go to the post
.omce on thatdag. And the best part
of the story Is It Is absolutely true."
l(ew York Tribune.
The actor, rounded op in Russia
~with a bunch of others, retained his
composure while his complanlons In
misfortune were giving way to despair.
"I can prove my innocence of com
elicity In apy conspiracy to the comn
Slet. satisfaction of the authorities,"
S"How can you do that?" one et his
ompanions asked. "You will always
-e suspected of being connected with
He smiled confidently.
I"Not when I tell them that for years
Ihave been playing In mnskcal come
* Golfing Sa.'eaem.
"Caddy, how many strokes Is that
Sor thiis hole?" asked the golfer with
the plaid cap.
"I can't say, sir."
I"No, sir; I can only count up to
It is cat#' in this world to live after
the world's opinion. It is esy in soil
tuie. to iiv? afte, _our egg; .jt the
who in the tU1df6 f
KApS with perfect re"ee.
4ependence of solitudwek.
b LEE EXPECt DEFEAT?
The General's Significant Statement
After Sailors Creek..
14y last official intercourse with Gen
eral Lee was on the retreat. I was
"it to him with dispatches from Pres
:nt Davis and reached him near mid
night of April i near Rice's station. I
approached without being challenged.
by a single Fentinel and found him
standing near a smolderuk 're with
one of his hands resting on an am
bulance wheel. He was dictating some
order to Colonel Marshall, who sat in
the ambulance with a lap desk receiv
ing his dictation. As General Lee
spoke he gazed into the bed of coals
as If weighing everY word. There was
no staff or escort about. so far as I
couid see. Touching Sailors Creek, be
spoe bitterly and said in answer to
Mr. Davs' desire to know his proposed
line of retreat that it was beyond hIs
control: that he had Intended to re.
treat by the line of the Danville 'oad.
but had been forced off that route by
the arrival of Sheridan ahead of him
at Burkville; that he was then follow
ing the line of the Southslde road to
Lynchburg, but the enemy was out
marching him and might force him off:
that his movements were dependent
on the developments of each hour. and
then he'added: "How can I tell? A
few more Sailors Creeks and it will all
be over-just where I.thought it would
end from the beginning." When I fist
published this ntatement its truthful
ness was question' oiunately 1
afterward saw two of his staff. both
of whom said they had heard him ex
press himself in the same way. There
may- have 'been times when General
Lee. elated by some of his surprising
successes, felt hopeful about the tri
umpli of our cause. From the. proba
hilltle3 based on numbers and resources
his judgment may have been varped
away now and then by the feeling he
axpressed when, after Second Manas
can. Sluirpsburg, Fredericksburg and
Chance:lorsville. he said. "No generni
ever commandedt such troops as tihoser
under me." Iut his mind was to,
mathematical in its workings. and all
its calculations were too habitually
bas(d upon what could be done wlth
a given number of men and a certain
amount of material to make him forget
the vast (irparity between the contest
ants or hope for ultimuate triumph.
John S. Wise ti Circle Magazine.
A WITTY JUDGE.
His Conclusions on the Evidence of
' Ditto and True.
The late Hon. Noah Davis. well
known throughout the country as the
judge who tried and sentenced Iloss
Tweed. was justly celebrated in many
ways. He was of that type of jurist
(or which western New York- was
famed during the half century follow
ing 1850. Orleans county is proud of
hint as one of her noblest and most dts
tinguished sons. He was slightly
above medium height, full habited.
large head, fine, clean cut face-indeed,
a striking figure ln'any community. He
was a well read lawyer, an honest,
fair minded judge, with a keen sense
of humor and withal something. of a
writer ahd poet. The following lines
from his pen, written on the spur of
the moment and in the midst of a trial,
illustrat, the alertness and quality of
his mind. They are perhaps the best
play upon words of which we have any
record in the English language.
It was at the Niagara circuit in the
early seventies. Judge Davis presided.
An action in ejeetment was called.
The dispute was over a party wall or
a division line. It was purely a ques
tion for the divil engineer. The divi
sion line established and the case was
won. The defendant's attorney, u'ealis
Ing this, canled as expert witnesses the
Hon. John A. Ditto, city engineer of
Buffalo, and the Ron. A. Rt. True, the
engineer who constructed the canta
lever bridge Over Niagara river at the
falls, They were two of the most emi
nent civil engineers in 'the state. They
made a survey of the premises and es
tablished the division line as contended
for by the defendant and when called
to the witness stand so testified, giving
monuments, courses and distances with
such minute exactness that they could
not be successfully controverted. The
moment True, who followed Ditto as a
witness, left the stanU, Judge Davis
wrote these lines and passed them to
the clerk to hand to plaintiff's counsel:
Since True swears ditto to Ditto,
And Ditto swears ditto to Tru,
If True be true and DItto be ditto,
SI think they're too many for you.
-Daniel H. McMillan in Buffalo Truth.
Man ernd His Sweet Tooth.
"If you want to have that traditioil
upset about women only having ai
sweet tooth," remarked the stenogra.
pher who works downtown, "just gc
into a quick lunch room occasionall.3
and watch the mon who drink coffet
or caocolate with their midday meals
I give you my word 1 have seen noi
one, but many men, put six lumps 01
sugar into their one cup of coffee ol
chocolate and then eat apple pie tha
is fairly covered with powdered sugar.'
--New York Presam
A6041., AIts Life M
one fi to al struck witt
siugularly perfect us.istation of tha
41gon fBys sittatitre to at life of aeriail
piracy. -The four winege. tire large and
in prOportion to thirie v.-vight enoritious
ly strong Iach ik% sUpliorted by a won
derfully arrangemd tet%work of sletniter
riis. which give the necessary rigidity
to the thin. transpareat membrant
forming its biasis. The inuseles by
which the wings sare i-ived are mass
ive and powerful aund are eo arn;:ed
niong themselves !v4 n r '- a timal is
capable of steering lis -e with fin
unerring accurney i . any birl
might eivy. Its this pavwer It itt largely
aided by a - marvelmaw keenness of
sight. for In addittori to the two great.
gorgeoutly colored compound , eyes
which make ip mo much of the head
the iSweet p.o44ssese tfl:ee snaller "siia
pie" eyes. mnialiug five eyes in all. The
prey when overtaken lA seized and de
voured by means of powerful, sharply
toothed Ja ws.
An anitual which lives such an ne
tive'life naturally renlitilres a very per
fect breathing npparatis. and this is
amply provided by a system of holes
on the sides of tite bo:ly which open
into an elaborate network of air tubes.
supplying every plrt of the system.
The air in these tubes is constantly
renewed by the regular compression
ani dilutation of the loly by speelal
How and Why Some Animals Exist All
Winter Without Food.
The philosophy or n::turi of hiber
nation and why amid how it is that the
hibernating creatures can go so long
without food are interesting studies.
In the first place. the creature In or
der to enable it to sustain life through
out the long winter during which it
hibernates Is endowed with the capac.
ity of aecunuilating within its body a
large quantity of fat. This fat is to th
animal what a well stocked coal cellai
is to a fire, and until the whole of 11
has been consumed the tissue of thc
body proper remains untouched. 11
has been ascertained that nninals cat
endure the waste of tissue until i
amounts to .0 per cent of their norma
weight. Should the weight 'be -reducea
beyond that polut the result is death
But nature comes to the rescue of ti:
hibernating creatures In another way
When the hibernation begins, resphla
tion and digestion almost cease (f:
some cases they cease absolutely), and
the circulation is only just activ
enough to sustain life. As a conse
quence of this the wear nd tear Is ro
duced to the minmtumn. Vand the crea
ture is enabled to pull through.-Nevi
) May C0
This season's goods
Method by Whl I AiLd, the Fob
Are .qgua ed.
Frequently laymen who bee had w
casion to nettle the bills of surgeons
upon whom they have called in ex
tremities to use the knife are heard
to complain against what - they call
"the exorbitant charges of surgeons."
A skilled surgeon may charge $250
for a simple appendicltis operation.
The- patient, who never thinks of com- I
plalning until be Is convalescent, ob
jects oftentimes to paying - the bill. C
He says, "it Is ou.rageous for a our
geon to charge $230 for half an hour's C
The question of surgeons" fees often I
puzzles a patient. He knows of one t
man upon whom a surgeon of wide' a
reputation bas operated and charged 3
only $75. He may know of another
who has paid $1,000 for the same op
eration. He cannot figure it out.
Yet surgeons of known ability and A
national, perhaps International, fame C
have,api general plan in charging for
operations. Their prices range from C
nothing to $5,000. They will operate 0
without any question of willingness or t
ability to pay in any case where the t(
situation is Imperative. Afterward A
they will present the bill. The general
public does not understand bow a sur
geon' will charge one man $50, another a
$250 and another $5,000. h
Surgeons have a fixed price scheme. 54
They aim to charge the patient about p
one month's income. They figure that tl
an-y person who is in such bad condi- 6
tion as to be forced to submit to a
surgical operation surely can afford to ci
give one month's incomo. They ascer- tl
tain roughly what a man makes per
month and send in a bill for that
amount. The man. whose income is
but $50 a month pays $50. The man b
who gets $5,000 is asked to pay $5,000 s
-and generally objects, even though a
he should know that his life is worth
as much proportioitely as that of his p
poorer fellow.-Chicago Tribune. 11
THE SHIPS OF TYRE. t
Types of These Vessels Still In Use In
the Far East.
Away back. even when Solomon was
king In Israel, the ships of Tyre.
manned by brave Phoenician sailors,
went through the prehistoric canal
where the Suez channel is now and
navigated from China clear around to
Their ships were the models for r
Greece and Rome and later for Venice, I
the Spaniards and the Portuguese. 1
Only the Englishman improved on I
shipbuilding, and from him all mod
ern models have dated.t
In the old Trye models the waist of
the ship was low, so the oars coldi
me Panics Ii
ioes on Fo
Prices to Meet all Comj
to go now, while you need them. Cal
line Shoes from 10 to 25 per cent. let
r load of Roller King to go at a pric<
11 selling Shells at 75c for 2 boxes.
itch this space and keep posted on t
sm now buying Fall Goods, and w
goods are on hand of present ste
to come in.
:or Norris Bargair
vaist gro3V higbe i t
Usappeared. Stepiy tep
o caravel. from 00rftel1
Iritish bipwrilghts .Impbo
hps of Tyre.
But in the far east the models.
emalned much the sane,nd the io
oakers of Persia and India bive
o the old Tyrian models to the prom
Today 'their high square stern ie
all the ships of'Columbus. The mar
aers still have to get out of sight o
md and steer by stars and the feel of
le wind on cloudy nights. They Sai
round Trinidad and tarry pilgrims to
These vessels; on which the quee of
heba might have traveled -ton irt
olomnon, are used by native HinldoM
,rabe and by the peoples of Indo.
On board the captain, his men, the
irgoes, pilgrims and sheep, asses and
ther live stock live In a proximity
at would stir an American's stomach
Immediate rebellion. - NasvllIe
An English hostess was entertaining
bout 800 people at a reception and
id provided only about seventy-Ove
pats. In despair she said to a com
itriot: "Oh, I am so distressedI Not
tree-fourths of these people can sit
"Bless my soul, madam I" he ex-.
aimed. "What's the matter with
The Martial Spirlt.
"When you go into battle," said the
lman analyst, "do you feel your heart
irge with hostility toward-the foe or
tiything like that?'
"Yes," answered the military ex
e~rt. "In tine of war we feel even
tore resentful toward the foe than
,e feel toward our rival associates in
me of peace."-Washington 'tar.
A Study In Dimensions.
"Jimmy. how large a piece of cake
o you want?"
"I want a big pece., but don't gimme:
) much that I'll have to divide It'
Ready For Business.
A tragedian playing Richard III. In
small town was waited on after the
how by an honest farmer, who said
hat "if the gen'l'm who wanted a
iorse was still of the same' in he
vould like to do business wit lm.
Nb better masters than poverty and
Icos, fast colors, 5c.
is than elsewhere.
to move it fast.
lie bargains we are
HIl slaughter what
ck when fall goods