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TIME TO KNOCK OFF.
SXSTX Fe, N. M., Dec. 25. News of tho
death of Pedro Antouio Lopez, aged 115
years, was received hero today. Ho passed
off very quietly and without any suffering,
being conscious and especially talkative ud
to the last moment. Ho knew tho end
was coming and ho had his children and
grandchildren gathered around him.
He talked to them of tho service he had
done as a soldier under the Spanish kings,
and ho remembered when a certain king
and his wife were beheaded, Louis XVL
and Mario Antionettc.
Lopez was motioned in connection with
the census report in last Juno on account
of his extreme old age.
IXDIANATOUS, Ind., Dec. 25. This city
has been flfoied with $2 counterfeit silver
certificates of the issue of 1S88. The bogus
bills have begun to turn up at tho banks
by the hundreds. Tho circulation is o
great aud the bill so d mgcrous that the
treasurv department has notified the pub
lic to refuse all 2 bills of the series men
tioned. A STRIKE IN PROSPECT.
ALTOOKA, Pa., Dec, 25. The miners of
the central Pennsylvania coal regions
have demanded a new working scale of
prices. If the demands are not granted,
they will strike to the number of 15,000 on
the first of the year.
HAVERHILL, N. H.. Dec. 25. Tho state
ment is made on good authority that the
French Canadians living near the state
line are forming organizations with a view
ot obtaining many of the abandoned farms
of this state and also of Vermont. It is
believed that there will bo considerable
emigration from the lower part of Canada
into the states tho coming spring.
An exchange ttiis ot the peculiar ap
petite of a dog owned by n Eutte City
merchant, whoso latest exploit was to
swallow a diamond stud, lunch on a roll
of greenbacks, and, by way of a dessert,
thoughtfully masticated a pair of British
half hose.1 Evidently this is no ornery
purp, still for marked epicurean eccen
tricities it cannot compare with a saf-fron-hued
biid dog we once owned. This
thoroughbred animal developed delicate
tastes quite early in life.
On one occasion while we were absent
from tho house he plundered a cage con
taining a pet canary bird, killed the
fluttering inmate, plucked the feathers
and then laid tho bare little body in a
frying pan over a gas stove, where it
was left until tho skin turned a beauti
ful brown. We, came back just as the
intelligent canine was adding the proper
proportions of pepper and salt to the
cooked morsel, when his bolted tho meal
hastily for fear of interruption and then
scooted through tho open door.
After remaining away for two days ho
returned with a fino young pullet in his
mouth, stolon from a neighboring hen
nery, and this ho placed at our feet,
wagging his tail and winking his eyes
significantly, as much as to say, "This is
to squaro the roast canary bird." It
really was a very tender chicken. Sam
T. Clovor in Chicago Herald.
Tramp My pard says ye jist guv him
ten cents fer bavin' ono leg.
B. Xevolent Yes, I did.
Tramp Gimme twenty, won't yer?
Pve got two. Street & Smiths Good
AN AFFLICTED CITIZEN.
Usj FiUfal Story Kallrd to Move This
Very Hard IIoaiteil Woman.
uIf you can spare mc a few moments of
your time, madam," he said, taking off a
hat that had scon bftt cr days in the dim
and misty past, "I should like to explain
why I am compelled to appear before you
as an applicant for cha-ity."
"Proceed," said thr ludy.
"You have no objections, I presume, to
my loaning against this pillar of tho porti
co to rest myself?"
He leaned his robust frame against ono
of tho posts, coughed behind bis hand, aud
"I have not always been reduced to this
necessity, madam. In happier days not
far distant 1 was at the head of a success
ful business in a flourishing city. I bad a
good bank account. I was in the enjoy
ment of excellent health, my domestic re
lations were pleasant, nnd 1 was tho recip
imt of many civic offices. JViy troubles be
gan with tho death of my grandfather."
IIo pulled out a once red bandanna hand
kerchief, wiped a corner of liis eye and re
mmed: "Ho was a good man, and I was much at
tached to him. Hib lo'-tf moved me deeply.
Then my only gront-uuelo died. To lose
one's only great-uncle, madam," ho con
tinued in a broken voice, "brings a pang
that I trust you may nevor know."
""What noxt?1" inquired tho lady.
"Tho next affliction that befell me was a
fire that destroyed tho home of ruy wife's
uunt. Sho was a most estimable lady.
The loss was total, and there was no in
surance. 1 Byiupathued deeply with her,
and sho she came to spend the winter
n ith me. Sho brought her whole family."
lie paused as if to note the effect of this,
roughed behind his hand again, and wiped
his oyes with tho bandanna reminiscence
"Well, madam, I bore up as well as I
could until my boy my oldest' the center
of my fondfibt hopes excuse this emotion,
"I bore up until my boy began to chew
tobacco. Then my health failed."
"Yon don't look like a sickly man."
'I am awpre of it, madam. My trouble
is ono of or nerves, madam of nerves.
Tho doctors advised me to travel. I could
not follow their advice then, owing to busi
ness complications. In the troubles that
cauo npon me our stock of goods had run
down to some extent. Then came the tariff
"What had that to do with it?"
"It was the final blow. We had expected,
of course, to mark our goods up and real
ise handsomeiv, but"
"We wo had no goods to mark up."
"And then I took to tho that is, I be
gan to travel. It was tho doctor's advice.
"Yes, than you"
"Why don't you go ahoad?"
"Madam," said tho traveler, straightec
ing hia&aif up, "I see it in uta)atis. 1 h&vs
not awakened your sympathies.''
"Not s salt's worth "
"2sot eYOQ to the extent of" he suggest
ed, with another laborious cough behind
his hand "of a cold collation?"
"I might have known it," ho exclaimed,
putting on his bat and turning away. "In
telling my story, madam, I am usually in
terrupted at tho great-uncle part of it by
the offer of substantial sympathy. To tho
fact that you permitted me to proceed un
til I became tangled up in the McKInley
bill, madam," he- added with bitter re
proach ia his tone, "I attribute this ig
noble failure. I hare not fallen in my own
etecm, madam, but my faith in hnman
nature has received a "terrible shock."
Hethrust ono hand in tho breast of what
had once be en n black oloth coat, waved a
majestic fare-voll with tho other, and wu
rronfl. Chicago Trttratve.
A Cairo for SnaUo Bites.
A gentleman from the vicinity of Dal
ton canyon informed a reporter that
a very exciting little episode occurred
up in that canyon on Tuesday, and
one which promised for a time to re
sult in the horrible death of a wood
chopper, whose name he was unable to
learn. The man had been cutting stove
wood for some days, and had four or
five cords of wood piled up in different
places along the canyon.
On Tuesday morning he started in to
cord up the wood, and worked faithful
ly until about 10 o'clock, when a largo
rattlesnake, which was coiled up under
the edge of the wood, bit him three
times in rapid succession on the hand
and ami. The poor, unfortunate man
was three or four miles from a habita
tion, and had nothing at hand to coun
teract the fatal poison.
Suddenly, however, his eyes fell upon
a familiar little vine, known as the Ari
zona rattlesnake vine. He had pros
pected in Arizona years ago and knew
of the virtues of this little fine leaved
milk weed vine, but he had no means of
making tea of it. Nevertheless he at
once, as rapidly as possible, gathered a
largo bunch of it, lay down under the
shade of a small oak tree and began to
chew it, swallow the juice and apply
tho mascerated leaves to the bites.
He grew dizzy and faint for a while,
until the medical qualities of the weed
began to take effect. Ho continued to
chew and swallow the antidote, and the
painful effects of tho poison grew grad
ually less. At about 4 o'clock ho was
able to start for home, where he arrived
with but littlo inconvenience. He con
tinued the remedy, and by 10 o'clock
Tuesday night was to all intents and
purposes entirely recovered. Pomona
Courtesy never obliges ono to give up
principles. Courtesy often obliges one
to alter his own methods, to remain si
lent in tho face of error, and even pos
sibly to seem to hold his principles with
laxity. Denominational courtesies fre
quently prompt a change of method in
conducting a service of worship. I was
present ono Sunday morning in a Metho
dist church in Chicago in which a Con
gregational minister preached. I was
happy to notice that this minister knelt
in offering the prayer. It was a fitting
recognition of the customary posture in
prayer of tho brother whoso pulpit he
These courtesies may bo carried so far
as to be a bit ridiculous. I have heard of
such an instance. Years ago a union
service of a Baptist church and of the
Tabernacle church of Salem, Mass., was
held in tho Tabernacle house of worship.
A member of tho Tabernacle church
offered prayer. The praj-er was some
what autobiographic: "Thou knowest
that here my father worshiped; that
here I was converted; that hero I was
bap-baptized, no. Lord sprinkled." I
am confident that no Baptist brother
would have been offended if the Congre
gational brother had failed to recognize
Baptist views as to baptism. Maintain
your principles; neglect not your courte
sies. Cor. Chicago Advance.
A Craze for Kins.
Men are wearing a great many rings.
It'B so English, you know, and it is no
uncommon thing to count four or five
handsome rings upon tho hands of fault
lessly attired young men. I saw a man
the other day who wore a diamond, em
erald and rnby ring, with a second one
studded with ono big diamond on the
third finger of his right hand, and a
snake ring and a flashing sapphire on
the little finger of his left. His shining
patent leathers prevented ono from see
ing whether he wore bells on his toes.
A man sat opposite me in a street car
a day or two since who wore a diamond
nearly if not quite as big as the head
light of a locomotive, and he constantly
tapped with his gem incrusted fingers
upon the seat, and the whole place was
filled with a great light, so that the eyes
of all beholders wero dazzled. Thuinb
rings are constantly growing in favor
both with men and women. They aro
supposed to be mascots and the super
stitious cultivate them. Nellie Bly, or
Miss Cochrane, as she prefers to be
called, wears one. Now York Cor. Chi
Point of Sanger In Infections Disease.
Measles is most infectious in the
earlier stages, and it is often too late to
take precautions when tho disease is
fully developed. Scarlet fever is most
dangerous in the convalescent stage,
when the skin is peeling, and terrible
risks are often run by children being
taken out and about without sufficient
precautions being taken to insure the
safety of those with whom they may
chance to como in contact. With whoop
ing cough there is but littlo danger in
the open air, unless the children are in
actual contact, but grent risk in being
shut up in the same atmosphere, either
in a close room or a railway carriage.
Saved tlto Seed Peas and tho Chicken.
A citizen of Lee county tells the fol
lowing story: "1 planted a lot of En
glish peas. One day the chickens got
in the garden, scratched them up and
ate them. I didn't have time just then
to send to town after more pea seed to
plant, so I decided to cut the chickens'
craws open, take the gped out and plant
them. I did that: then 1 sowed up the
craws with a common needle and thread.
I never saw a finer crop of English peas
than I raised that spring, and I think
those chickens wore the best I ever tast
ed. For, be it known, the chickens lived
and grew to be of good size." Savannah
In the house of a small milliner in
Dublin there was a pet monkey. One
day in tho s&me room with him was
placed a basket of kittens, and on the
fire Ins mistress had put some soup com
posed principally of innton. Having
occasion to go out for a moment, as sooa
as her back was turned the moakry
fished out the meat, ate it. and substi
tuted tho kittens for the xnntton he had
A TORPEDO TaCK AT NIGHT
A. Vivid Tlcture f "Durld" and "Goll
ath" in Modern Naval Warfare.
The opportunity comes a dstfk night
and tempestuous. The clouds have cov
ered the stars like a pal), nud there is a
howling wind which drowns all other
sounds. The pigmy vessel makes ready
and puts to sea. It rushes along as swift
as the wind sad a- silent as n calm. Big
waves sometuned weep ovec it from en
to end as it plunges thronsrh the dark
ness, but thv are n: heeded Small as
n is, it is stancnly built and can stand
the 6train of storm as well as its adver
sary. All men save one are snugly shut
inside, tending the flying engine and
preparing the missile of destruction.
This is a strange bolt, shaped like a ci
gar, over ten feet in length, and the
crew place it in the bow tube. The man
on deck stands behind a little iron tower
which shields him from the shock of the
waves, and there he steers the boat.
In the darkness they seek their adver
sary determinedly, and with deadly pur
pose, since they are tho protectors of
their native land. The boat searches
for a time in vain, for the big ship has
covered all lights and is lying like a
deeping monster upon the waves, await
ing morning to renew the havoc. Per
haps if the ship remained thus the little
boat would never find her; but "Goliath"
becomes uneasv: ho fears "David" will
make an attack, so he has determined to
A dazzling cone of white light sudden
ly starts from a point in the darkness
and broadens upon the water. Slowly
it sweeps about over the sea in circling
arcs. All at once the little boat is bathed
in a brilliant, blinding glare. The mon
ster's eye finds it! But in finding the
enemy the battle ship has disclosed itself,
and tho dauntless little adversary steams
straight forward at utmost speed.
Streaks of flame are now shooting from
under the white light, while the rattling
reports of rifles and machine guns rise
sharply above the wind's roar. Shot and
small shell are falling about like hail
upon the water, but the monster cannot
keep the range of the onrushing boat,
and the missiles fly wide of the mark.
Suddenly the great ship looms up
tall, long, shadowy, overpowering. It
is not far off almost near enough to be
attacked. Yet u littlo closer, and the
intrepid pigmy, still unharmed, slows
and steadies, with tliat ominous black
tube pointing toward the monster's blaz
ing side. Shots are falling upon the
boat, and tho man who was steering has
taken refugo in his iron tower; but in
side there is a wheel, and he can steer aa
well as before, for around him on a level
with his eyes are little slits through
which he can see, Now seconds are
precious if the' brave little craft ia to
escape destruction. The moment has
cornel A lever is pulled, and from that
black tube comes a Short, hoarse roar.
At once the little boat begins to turn,
ready to escape with tho speed of the
But before the boat can turn a dull,
heavy shock has jarred tho sea. A gi
gantic column of white water rushes up
ward toward the black clouds. In it tho
tall masts of tho monster ship seem to
sway about and clash together. The
banging of tho guns is sharply succeeded
by cries of human terror.
The mass of water falls back into the
sea with a roaring crash and scatters
over the waves in great wisps of glisten
ing foam. The wind, sweeping on again,
forms new waves over the disturbed
water. The monster ship has disappeared
tho Goliath of tho deep is conquered
by his pigmy antagonist. John SI. Elli
cott in St Nicholas.
No rittiny Necessary.
Women who find it difficult to spare
tho time and strength at tho dress
maker's for the fitting and trying on of
two or three gowns a season comment
sometimes upon the trouble their more
fashionable sisters must take who own
dresses by scores. In point of fact the
latter have an easier time getting twenty
than the former three.
Most wealthy and dressy women have
at their dressmaker's a gown form of
themselves, which is a plaster of paris
cast taken from life. Every detail of
tne corseted and bodiced figure to the
waist line is accurately reproduced, and
this half body is then mounted upon a
slrirt form of the same height as the cus
tomer. Madame or mademoiselle, as tho case
may be, then spends a single morning
with her dressmaker choosing fabrics,
studying effects, indicating occasions
for which gowns will be needed and the
like to accomplish the season's ward
robe. The costumes are made up and
fitted to her counterfeit presentment
and when finished sent home, often not
needing the alteration of a single hook
or loop. New York Times.
ISie manioc or cassava is a native of
South America, but it has been success
fully introduced for cultivation into
Africa and other tropical countries. It
is a bushy shrub, six to ten feet high,
with large leaves near tho ends of the
branches. The articles prepared for
commerce come from the roots or tubers,
whieh aro large and like turnips, but
frequently weigliing as high as thirty
pounds. They contain a milky juice
rich in starch, but also rich in hydro
cyanic acid, which makes tho juice in
its natural state a very deadly poison.
The acid is driven out by heat and the
remainder of the juice is extracted by
boiling. The grated root makes what &
known in the tropics as cassava or cas
sava bread, and is used for food. The
starch, extracted, is exported as Brazil
ian arrowroot, and tapioca is made
from it by a heating process which
bursts the starch granules and causes
some chemical changes. Good House
keeping. Au Open QartJnii.
Teddy Mamma, don't Quakers take
off their hats?
Mamma No. my dear; their belief is
such that they will not uncover their
Teddy Then how do they get their
bq' cutf Ptr " T"" ''"
As a people the Hindoos have no origin
ality, either in trades or professions. They
are imitators, pare awl simple. One ex
perience of yonr correspondent will be
sufficient to illustrate tho whole, line of
trades. I had occasion while in Madura to
have a pair of pants m?de, so called upon
the leadinc tailor of the place Aftr
making known my wants by the aid of an
interpreter I was informed that if the
doth and pattern for the work were fur
nished this artit would undertake th
task. Next day he was supplied with the
needed material, and under favorable aus
piers the contract was taken up.
The tailor was informed that the "fit" of
the old pants was satisfactory, and I left
tic hop in silence and with rome fears for
results. In due coutsb cf time the work
was sent to my "hotel" with, the bill
which tailors never seem to omit either in
the Occident or orient and the job rm
ined for approval. The panta tent as c
pattern had been torn at some time and
matched, and ray surprise, horror, indig
nation and amazement can be imagine'
when I discovered that the new article bad
also boen Tvs.ei:ed lik th M t Vin nU
a printer's phrase, -absolutely follosrinf J
copy. Chicago Journal '
Preston's "Hed-Ake" will
Officer Careful, there I What are you
Escaping Party Don't stop us! My
daughter's beau don't suit us, so rather
than hurt her feelin's mother an' me's
goin' t' elope. Judge.
mistakes Cheerfully Corrected.
A Biddeford merchant claims credit for
a new invention for collecting bad debts.
Ho makes out a bill for several dollars
more than is due and sends it to the
debtor, who nevor fails to come in to com
plain about its size, and ends by settling
the account after the bhopkeeper has ex
plained that there is some mistake and re
duced tho bill to its original condition.
Zlllli Shops in Berlin.
All over tho city aro what are called
"molkerls" or milk stations. In the base
ment of an elegant block of buildings a few
cows aro kept. These are well fed and
cared for, and furnish excellent milk for
tho patrons in the neighborhood. They
water tho cows instead of the milk, and it
is a better quality than moat city milk.
Cor. Washington Post.
money refunded; Preston's
A Small Hole.
Teacher Tommy Trewant, don't you
know that the rule of this school is for
children to have their shoes shined? Why
are yours so dirty?
Tommy Trewant I did shine 'em,
ma'am. But I climbed up a tree after
ward to get this nice red apple for yoa.
"Words to tho Wise.
There is a certain distinct but subdued
tone of voice that is peculiar to persons of
the best breeding. It is better to err by
the use of too low than of too loud a tone.
Never resume your seat after rising to
depart. It is extremely awkward to take
Never take a dog into a drawing room
when you make a call. For many reasons
a visitor has no right to inflict the society
of his dog on his acquaintance.
It is extremely rude to make invidious
comparisons between the house in which
you aro visiting and other homes with
which you may be acquainted.
Do not trespass on the good nature of
your friends by taking children with yoc
If your head aches periodically, Brady
crotine near at hand is your remedy.
People Are Like Sheep.
"If you think that people are not like
sheep watch me," said n man to the writer
on a ferryboat the other day. The sky was
overcast, and as it looked like rain the ma
jority of the people in the cabin of the boat
were armed with umbrellas. It was just
at dusk, when the air is of that lifeless hue
that tends to deceive one When the boat
entered her slip the man stepped forward
to the chains across the end of the deck,
where every one could see him, and raised
his umbrella. The crowd pressed forward,
and as they caught sight of the umbrella
A hundred or more went up all over the
deck, being held motionless as the boat
worked her way in. And not a drop of
rain was falline. The man laughed and
said, "Now, watch me again." He looked
up into the skies, thrnsl his hand out and
held his palm upturned. He closed hb
umbrella, and instantly all the others came
down, every one seeming a little surprised
to find that it was not raining after alL
One man had led a crowd into action and
out of it without their knowing it. New
The question of holidays is becoming a
serious one in many trays. The most seri
ous thing is the irrowth of the idea of holi
day making. With a large section of soci
ety it amounts to simple rertlessnesi
Johnson defined "holv day" aa "a time
that comes seldom1" Bat with this class
of persona it is the normal state of life. If
they are not having a holiday they arc
contemplating one. They are nasettl
by the frequency of thnr holidays. To
are never at home evespt when thr a
from home, o tbat the vry conceptiin
home and rest becomes impossible to them.
A few such persons find a spot which is al
ways grateful to them sort of second
home; but the ma of ich psoslc o tW
pleasure of habitation akocotber, and life
becomes a mere mailer of locomotion.
They are never at r?t sre whe they air
in motion. New York Ledger
A Shower of Batter.
Several times durias the spring and
summer of 1CQ5 shawer of a thick, dew
like buttery substance fell ia XjmerK
and Tipperary, Ireland. The stuff w
soft, clammy and of dark yellcn- color
The eaule grazed oa the ground where r
fell without any HI effect. The pccpU
gathered it asd xaae it isto cmtraest. I
St. Louis Bapsb&c.
Erery rxs is aaxrc&Jnteai trith the n.e e-t
the dieum fluW ot tfct pic esottb ai
"pepslD," fcr isi$srtica r jxpepsla.
Far the sa3apnj$ tie Cnid is scraped
frm &fiisai&s f U) gizt&f&s of him
Alll humors, boils, pimples, and like
blood disorders axe cured by Hood's
The funniest speeches are not always
those "made en purpose." So at least
thought a gentleman who was walking
through the Boston Public garden, and
sought to amuse himself by questioning
soma boys "whom he found playing near the
Washington statue there.
"Boys," he called, as he approached the
group of ragged urchins, "who is that gen
tleman up there?"
Th boy looked vaguely about, and oa
"What gentleman, sir?"
"The one up there on the bronze horse.
"Oh, that's George Washington," wa.
the concerted reply, and the gentleman
walked away, feeling that he had not
seemed as f unny as he had intended. As
he went, however, he heard one boy say to
the others in good natured derision, "He
called Washington a gentlemanl' Youth's
'Hed-Ake" is specific for head
Parmer Furrow You scientific fellers
know a heap, I s'pose, but Til bet you
can't tell me how to save that big pile of
pertaters. The rot's got into 'em.
Scientist N o. They are past saving.
"They are. eh? Wall", I'm goin to eat
"No, it ain't. Ill feed 'em to the pigs,
and then eat the pigs." New xork
First Yale Student Have you tele
graphed to the old man for money?
Second Yale Student Yes.
"Got an answer?"
"Yes, I telegraphed tho old man,
'Where is that money I wrote for?' and
his answer reach, 'In my inside pocket.' '"
Sure cure Preston's Hed-Ake.
"I leave for Nicaragua on Saturday
"It will break my heart"
"D do you really mean"
"It will break my heart if yott neglect
to send me one of those dear little col
ored lizards for my hair." Judge.
Teacher Which is the shortest month of
Small Boy Orgust.
Small Boy Yes'm. That's the last month
of vacation. Street & Smith's Good New.-.
A recent contract provides for strep
lighting in Paris on a novel plan. Pow
er is distributed by tho compressed ai
system to a great number of small rao
Lor, evro p ' -''' rur-er-f.? f
Cures in fifteen minutes. Preston's
lr.iu uu lor suspicion.
Sagacious Employer I fear, Mr. Too
good, I shall have to dispense with your
New Clerk Why, sir, I know I have
only been here a week, but liave I not
during this time been thoroughly faith- i
ful to your interests?
Employer Oh, you have been faithful
enough and capable enoagh, but
New Clerk But what, sir?
Employer Well, I saw 3on take a
postage stamp out of the drawer yester
day. New Clerk Yes, sir, but I put two
cents in its place.
Employer That's just what I can't
understand. I guess you'd better go.
But n Didn't.
Jimpson One thing I'd like to know.
Cara Bellows Yes. you ought to know
one thing at laiit. New York Herald.
relief by usm Preston's
PHYSIOl-vju n mu) i-.y'GIENE.
A New Hypnotic Which X Said U In
The wonderful discoveries in connectior
with hypnotics constitute a remarkable
feature of -modern medicine. From tint'
to time within a few years new hypnotics
have been successfully introduced, and
now sulphonal, one of the latest and most
popular, will be followed, it is claimed, by
a still more excellent agent for the produc
tion of sleep. This is termed chloralamid,
and it resembles chloral hydrate somt
what, but is said to be lacking in a peculiar
inflnence on the circulation which !
characteristic of the latter. It is not cans
tic, has no unpleasant taste and the advan
tage claimed in its use is the production of
sound and wholesome sleep.
It cures headache only Preston '3
Lord Lineage These are all portraits
of my ancestors.
Mr. Gotham You don't eayl Who is
that young looking chap there?
Lord Lineage That's my great-grandfather.
Mr. Gotham And who ia tho old fel
low -with the gray beard?
Lord Lineage That's my grandfather.
3Ir. Gotham Seems to me yoar great
grandfather looks mighty yocng to have
such an old looking son es your grand
thlhe r. ATErra.
harmless Preston's "Hod
J J:cna for Ulm.
I heard aa odd bit of repartee in a berber
hop oa Eighth arence a few days ;r.
The boss "barber -rras conversing ia EqgUfcb
with u customer trhen he broke of! sed
deuly and began talking In German. A
third gentleman, as a sort of play fol r
buke, remarked, "Don't yoa knew tlMt it
is impolite to converss in s langtuge Xkm
is not understood by all present r
"What" raid the fcarber, "dan't yoa en
derstand German r" "So," said the other
"Well," T72A th response, "yoa enfat t
you've been 1 a tats c-f "Iszz wuri.."
Cures wkile yon tralt
Ake." -Preston's "Jled-
Tbe Xiu.w --. - t.iuM.
"Talk about tbe w"roX a Chinaman
Jo imitate," said aa East Sttle grocery
man: "I wai in a Fifteenth Ftreot lac a
dry the other day aad the .almond yd
celestial, tvhos; qts'ck motions sots-bo-sr
made you think of a katfe. wa
busy -Kith a paizt brush. He trw paint
ing a Kga reading Chrncsc Lssndry,
and painting :t as ntatly zs s profession:'.!
agn painter. Ha cooSd cot m&. a icoH
of English and had co copy before him
and when I sszd hsa Lot? b did i:
smply ssid. Sc hisi loss." Kansas
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castork
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