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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, vSEPTEMBER 8, 1916.
Mrs. ChflM. Ttallnv rntui-nol Cnt.irn.i
from a two months visit to Honolulu.
Mrs. William McGerrow, of Puune-
ue, reiurnea nome on Saturday from
a. visit. u Honolulu.
E. T. Glllan, of the Loan Fund
engineer's office, was In Honolulu this
Mrs. S. A. Rnlrtwtn nf Molnn-or,
was among the Maul residents who
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tionoiuiu mis weeK.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Murdock and
cniiaren or Hamakuapoko, were re
turning passengers from the Coast by
iuia wftKa raanoa.
Mrs. I. M. Cox, who has been visit
ing her son. County Engineer Joel B
Cox for some time, returned to Hono
lulu on Monday night.
Dr. A. L. Dean and Mr. E. C. Web
ster were returning passengers to
Honolulu by the Mauna Kea, Friday
James F. Fenwick, assistant man
ager of the Hawaiian Electric Com
pany, was a business visitor on Maui
the first part of this week.
David Rattray, assistant bookkeeper
or the Fuunene plantation office, re
turned home last Saturday after
spending his vacation in Honolulu.
Miss Mary E. Fleming, principal of
vne HamaKuapoKo school, was an ar
rival by the Manoa, this week, from
a Beveral weeks vacation spent on the
Mrs. Geo. Lindsay and Miss Marga
ret Lindsay of Kuiaha departed for
a short visit to Honolulu, last Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bartlett and
daughter and Mrs. and Miss Knowles
, who have been spending the summer
vacation at Kuiaha, returned to Hon
olulu last Saturday.
Miss Florence Wood left last Wed
nesday for Honolulu to resume her
work at the Girls' Industrial School.
She has been spending a month's va
cation as the guest of Mrs. II. L.
, Sauers, at Haiku.
Will J. Cooper, manager' of the
Maul Publishing Company, and
editor of the Maul News, accom
panied by his wife, will leave Hono
lulu next week for the Coast for a
several months vacation. During his
absence his p'.-ace will be filled by
J. B. McSwanson, a well known
newspaper man In the Islands, and
lately editor of the Hilo Tribune.
Mr. McSwanson arrived on Maul last
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bowman, of Wal
luku, returned home this week from a
several months vacation spent on the
Coast. Mr. Bowman is Instructor in
vocational work In the Maui public
schools, and Mrs. Bowman is a teacher
A. Longley, superintendent of the
Territorial Marketing Division, has
written to Will. J. Cooper that he in
tends to have an exhibit at the Maui
County Fair. It will consist of a
demonstration of the proper .methods
of grading and crating Maul produce.
He concludes: "The fair should be a
Slayer Of G. 0. Cooper
Confesses His Guilt
(Continued from page 1.)
during most of which time he has
been the friend and confidential ad
visor of all the Hawaiians and many
of other races, there was a genuine
and deep sadness fet over his sud
Many Attend Funeral Services
. Cooper had lived in Harm for
twenty-years and for the greater
portion of this time had been the
head bookkeeper of the Kaeleku
Sugar Company, under many suc
cessive managements. He was born
sat Kailua, Kona, and was 43 years
old, death coming to him on his birth
day. Cooper was married 17 years ago
to a daughter of Ex-Supervisor Haia.
From this union seven children were
born. He is surv'ved by his widow
and the children, the eldest of whom
is 16 years old and the youngest
about 2 years of age. The children
are, given in the order of their ages,
Henry, Annie, Tom, Ewa, Georgina,
Jerry and Howard. Besides his fa
mily, Cooper is survived by his
mother, Mrs. J. W. Cooper, and sister,
Kathrlne, of Honolulu. Harry
Cooper, a brother. Is the deputy tax
assessor at Ilaaa, and another
brother, Charles J., lives in San
Funeral services for the burial of
Cooper's remains were conducted
Thursday morning by Rev. Father
Charles, in the liana Catholic church.
Internment was made In a p'.ot of
ground on the Cooper homestead.
The services were attended by al
most the whole of the liana popula-1
PARTY OF FOUR IS
MAKING SUMMIT TRIP i
Dr. Osmer, Dan Carey, John Wi'l
mington and Captain Puck of the
Salvation Army left Wailuku last
Monday morning for a five day trip
over and around Haleakala. On Mon
day they went by auto to Oliudo,
where they secured horses and a pack
mule and departed the following morn
ing for the summit of the mountain.
On Tuesday night they camped iu the
crater and on Wednesday morning ar
rived at Kaupo. From there tiny
telephoned that they were having a !
pleasant and interesting trip, without
accidents. They will return by the
way of Hana and Nahiku, and over the
ditch trail. They expected to reach I
Wailuku tomorrow morning. J
Mrs. E. E. Boyum, son and daughter,
who have been visiting In Louisiana,
are expected back on September 19th.
D. B. Murdock and wife of Hama
kupoko were returning passengers on
the Manoa from the mainland.
J. P. Foster and daughter and E. E.
Boyum made a trl,p over the ditch
trail this week.
Miss Sarah Bradshaw, who is to
teach in the Paia school, arrived on
Maui during the past week.
William Field made a short business
trip to Honolu.'u this week. He re
turned last Tuesday morning.
Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Baldwin of Hai
ku are to be departing passengers on
the Manoa for the mainland, where
they wili remain for several months.
Miss Ethel Tomlinson, who taught
In the Kona school last year, has
been transferred to the Lahaina
Mrs. James T. Shaw and daughter
of Paia relumed from Hilo this week
after three weeks' visit with their son
and brother, Charles Shaw.
E. C. Mi-llor left this week for Ki
pahulu, where he has a contract to
build a large concrete bridge between
liana and Kipahulu.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. White, formerly
of Haiku, have taken up their resid
ence in Berkely, following a sight see
ing trip to the Yosemite and Lake
Miss Petra Emmett ,a new arrival
from the mainland last week, will
form one of the teaching staff at the
Hamnkuapoko school, when school
opens next Monday.
A special dividend of $1.00 and the
regular dividend of 25 cents was dis
bursed by the H. C. & Co. this week.
The total amount divided among the
stockholders was $500,000.
During the past week the pol'ce
nabbed twelve gamblers In two raids.
The county Was enriched sixty dol
lars by fines and forfeited bails as a
result of the raids.
Allan Burdick, the public works
engineer, returned Wednesday eve
ning from a week spent in Honolulu.
Lee Toma, the Honolulu cigar man,
Is on Maui on a business trip.
The next meeting of the Ha'ku
Farmers' Association will be held on
Saturday evening, September 9, be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock, according to
an announcement made by 13. C
Moore, the secretary.
Fred. A. Clowes, agriculturist at the
Lahainaluna Schoo", announces that
that school will not open unt',1 Sept
ember 25th. This is two weeks later
than the opening date for most of the
The next meeting of the Haiku
Farmers' AssocVation will be held on
Saturday evening, Sept. 9, beginning
at 7:39 o'clock, according to an an
nouncement made by E. C. Moore,
Judge W. S. Edings and Clerk V.
C. Schoenberg have issued a notice
of the drawing of the grand and trial
jurors for the October term of court.
The drawing will take place in the
court room on Thursday, September
Miss Blanch Mast of Modesto, Cali
fornia, who Is to teach domestic
science In the Hamakuapoko High
School, arrived here on last Wednes
day evening. She was met at the
steamer by Principal Beeman and
Mrs. Mary Simpson, who taught at
the Keahua school last year, has re
turned from Honolulu where she has
been spending her vacation. She is
to teach at Spreckelsville this year.
During her vacation she purchased a j
new Dodge runabout,
Miss Gertrude B. Judd and Miss
Elizabeth Cramer, who are both from
the New England states, arrived in
Maui this week. Miss Judd is to act
as office assistant to Rev. Dodge and
Miss Cramer is to open a kinder
A. Hebard Case will return to Ho
nolulu next Monday In order to resume
his studies at the College of Hawaii.
This will be his last year at the Hono
lulu college. To complete the practic
al part of his course of study, he has
been employed in the Wailuku mill
during the summer vacation months.
Miss Lucetta Swift and Miss Anna
Prouty of lone, Amador county, Cali
fornia, arrived in Maul on the Tuesday
CTaudine. They are new teachers and
have been assigned to the Spreckels
ville school. Both the young ladies
are graduates of the San Jose Normal
Miss Meda Dunn of Molokai and her
cousin, Miss Vannatta of Hilo, were
Wailuku and Haiku visitors this week.
They have been spending the summer
vacation at Miss Dunn's Molokai home.
Miss Dunn, who taught at the Ha'ku
school; last year, is to teach at Lahaina
this coming term. Miss Vannatta will
return to Hilo tomorrow evening.
TWO COUPLES SECURE COURT
APPROVAL FOR DIVORCES
Mrs. Liliia Nu of Kaunakakai, Molo
kai, was granted' a divorce from her
husband, Ioane, In the circuit court
last Thursday morning. Leprosy was
jYuncue ui ruinuiui, wno anegea a sta
tutory offense, was also granted a
separation from Mrs. Elizabeth Ka
hale. The decrees will go into effect
on Sept. 15th. These two divorces
brought the total number granted iji
this circuit during the last two months
up to seventeen.
Is Made Evident
First Maui County Exhibition Bound
To Be Success, Say Speakers At
"Supper Meeting" Lahaina Men
Assembled for the purposes of a-
rousing a larger interest In the com
ing Maui county fair and for the dis
cussion of anything of importance to
the county, the Chamber of Commerce
held a "supper meeting'" at the Maui
Hotel last Tuesday evening, which was
largely attended. There were nearly
200 men at the supper, Lahaina being
represented by a large delegation
and there was a full attendance of
all the members of Central Maul
many of whom were accompanied by
President Wadsworth explained-in
starting the speechmaking that there
were to be no set speeches, and that
anyone waj wrv'come to bring up any
subject which he thought pertinent,
He said that it was Important to get
everybody working for the success of
the county fair, which he averred
would be "for the good of every man,
woman and child on Maul, whether
they were brown, white or yellow.'
John J. Walsh was the next speaker,
He said he believed the stock division
of the show would far excoll the ex
hibit in Hilo. He explained, however,
that the fair was to be more than an
agricultural and stock show as plans
were bring made for having continu
ous amusements of a lighter nature
Joaquin Garcia, who is at the head
of the eommUtee arranging the amuse
ments for the fair, was then called
upon to tell how residents and visitors
were to be entertained. In a humor
ous manner he said as he was to be
responsible for the "relaxation of man
kind at the fair" he had compi.eu
a series of answers to various quest
ions of prominent citizens. These he
read, much to the amusement or nis
listeners. In addition to the questions
and answers he also read purported
cablegrams from public men of slmi
David Fleming told what was being
done to make the livestock show In
teresting and of value. He said: "The
fair will be good for little men, as
well as big."
Fruits and vegetables were the sub
ject of a talk made by D. H. Case. He
said that he believed that every resi
dent had something to exhibit which
would be of interest to their neigh
bors. "Let every one come forward
p.nd exhibit at least some one litt'
thing and the fair will be a great
success, he confidently declared.
Rev. Dodge told of his discovery of
many valuable tapas hidden away in
various homes, which will make an
interesting sight when placed on ex
hibition. H. D. Sloggett. added to the fa'r
boosting work, by talking "rabbits,"
and by asking for the cooperation of
Later in the evening George Mc
Cubbin and L. Weinzheimer responded
for the Lahaina delegation. The lat
ter expressed the opinion that Lahaina
can be counted on to aid In making
the fair a big success.
Want Valley Road
Kept In Repair
"We have an asset in Iao Valley
second to none in the islands," enthus
iastically declared Hugh ' Howel". at
the Chamber of Commerce meeting,
lie was attempting at the time to get
the chamber to go on record as urging
the supervisors to repair the valley
road so it can be travelled by autos
up to the three-mile point. Harry
Penhallow was first to mention the
subject and he found an able sup
porter In Howell. After considerable
discussion as to the probable cost of
repairing the road, It was decided to
pass a motion requesting the super
visors to keep the road open to
traffic, "even if it does cost from $300
to $400 a year," as one speaker phras
Another matter discussed, also
strongly urged by Howel!, was that
Maul people collect sufficient funds to
make the rest house on Haleakala rain
HOLD WAILUKU CESSION
The special arbitration committee,
consisting of W. F. Pogue, F. G.
Krauss and Sam Kalama appointed to
fix values on Haiku homestead land
through which new highways for coun
ty roads are desired, met on Thursday
In the town hall, with D: F. Balch
present as consulting engineer. The
values established will be reported to
the board of supervisors. The total
area of ground in question amounted
to three acres, distributed among three
owners. Settlement of values of land
desired for public highways, by arbitr
ation instead of by condemnation
proceedings, is said to be unusual.
MRS. BAILEY GUEST OF
HONOR AT AFTERNOON TEA
Mrs. H. F. Pltchford of Haiku ent
ertained with an afternoon tea last
Wednesday In honor of Mrs. Charles
Bailey who has just returned from a
two months' visit In Honolulu. Cards
and other games, for which nice prizes
were awarded to the winners, was the
form of entertainment for the after
noon. Those . present were: Miss
Jean and Miss Isa Lindsay, Mrs. E.
Smith, Misses Patterson (2), Mrs. E.
C. Moore, Mrs. D. D. Baldwin, Mrs.
Atwater, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. C.
Bailey, Mrs. W. J. Cooper, Mrs. H. L.
Sauers and Mrs. F. G. Krauss.
Arrested On Coast
Telegraphic Dispatches State He Has
Confessed To Embezzling $1600
Now On Way To Islands To Enter
Telegraphic dispatches from the
mainland bring the information that
Morris K. Keohokalole, the Paia post
master, has been arrested there on
charge of embezzlement by postal In
spectors. The dispatches state that
he has confessed to misappropriating
to his own use the sum of $1600 from
money order cash intended for remit
tance to Japan. His excuse for the
crime with which he Is charged Is that
he needed the money to support his
Keohokalole left San Francisco Wed
nesday to return to the islands to
enter his plea. When arrested inSan
Francisco he waived examination
when arraigned In the San Francisco
federal court, stating that he prefer
red to enter his plea In Honolulu.
The defalcations of the Paia post
master are said to total $2076. This
is estimated from the number of
money order receipts sent to the Jap
anese consulate in Honolulu by Japa-
eBe who were made victims of his al
leged peculations. The prlnclpa
charge against the postmaster is ex
pected to be In the case of a money
order for $315 which was to have
been sent to Japan.
Keohokalole became postmaster at
Paia in February, 1915. It Is said that
only a few months later in May ir
regularities were discovered in the
postofflce. As the postmaster blamed
the trouble on a boy in the office, who
was afterwards discharged, the irregul
aiities were accepted as a mistake and
he was allowed to escape futher lnf
vstigation. But a few months ago
Japanese began to complain that lums
of money sent to Japan were never
received by their relatives or friends
or. If so. in much smaller amounts
than originally remitted.
The complaints led to an Investiga
tion by Inspector Thomas J. Flavin,
and during Keohokalole's absence on
the mainland, where he went as deleg
ate to the Democratic national conven
tlon, evidence was discovered which
seemed to establish his guilt.
Keohokalole is remembered by Wai
luku people as the manager of the
Union Restaurant on Market street a
few years ago. The restaurant was
started as an eating place for union
men and on account of the high qual
ity and quantity of food furnished
did a nourishing business. At the end
of that time creditors closed the
establishement, as Keohokalole is said
to have failed to pay any of his bills
When the restaurant was attached its
onlv assets were found to be two
Local Democrats state that they
were in no wise responsible for the
appointment of Keohokalole as Paia
postmaster. They say that when he
asked their Bupport they refused to
grant it and that he secured the posi
tion entirely through Honolulu Influ
Important Fair Committee
Meeting Next Monday
A general meeting of the executive
committee of the Maul County Fair
has been called for next Monday after.
noon at 2 o'clock, at the Wailuku
Town Hall. The meeting will be an
Important one, since it Is expected
that all of the sub-committees will
have ready their definite reports as to
the scope of the work in their several
It is understood that practically a'l
of the committees are working hard,
and enthuastically, and with full as
surance of a big success. The date of
the big event is less than three
months off now, and there is still a
big lot of work to be crowded Into
Bought By Fields
The old Kuikelani property on Main
street which has been owned for many
years by the Parker estate has passed
into the possession of William Fields.
He purchased the property last Tues
day in Honolulu after long negotia
tions with the heirs. There have been
numerous prospective purchasers
for the property for a number of years,
but until last Tuesday no one has been
able to get the heirs to agree upon a
Belling price. This Fields succeeded
in doing when he got all the eight
heirs together at the home of Colonel
Sam Parker in Honolulu. The sale
price of the property has not been an
nounced. Fields intends to erect a
number of-cottages on the property
to be used as an addition to the Maui
Dr. ST. SURE IS HERE
TO RELIEVE Dr. OSMER
Dr. Frank St. Sure, who five or six
years ago was located In Wailuku, has
returned here to relieve Dr. Osmer
while be Is taking a two months' vaca
tion. With the exception of one year
at Pahala, Hawaii, and a year and a
half spent In California, Dr. St. Sure
has been the government and Parker
ranch physician a: Waimea, lTuwaii
since leaving Wailuku. He has a
larjre local acquaintance on Maui, due
to his former residence here and to
frequent visits. Dr. St. Sure with Mrs.
St. Sure and five sons arrived from
Hawaii on the Mauna Kea on last
All Maui Will Help
Two Days Set Apart For Harvest
Festival Opening New Store A
Feature Big Sugar Crop Com
pleted Celebrating the completion of a
highly satisfactory grinding season,
and also the opening of the splendid
new Lahaina Store of the company,
the Pioneer Mill Company is mak
ing elaborate preparations for a Har
vest l'elehratlon to be held on Satur
day and Sunday, September 16 and
17. A general invitation has been ex
tended to all citizens of Maui to at
tend and participate in the festivi
ties of the occasion, and indications
are that the Invitation will be worth
Biggest Cane Crop
. .Although the biggest tonnage of
cane in the history of the plantation
was harvested during the season
which ended yesterday, the yield
was not In proportion, owing to in
feriority in sugar content of the
juices However between 32,700 and
32,750 tons will be the resu't, which
is a thousand tons more th.'.n the est
imate and second only to the banner
crop which amounted to 33,300 tons.
The celebration on Saturday of
next week will lnclule the formal op
ening of the Lahaina store from 2
till 8 o'clock, an elaborate dance at
the Lahaina Armory and free mov'ng
picture shows at the three Lahaina
theaters. On Sunday the celebration
will begin at 10 o'clock with a base
ball came between the Pukolii and
Wailuku teams: and this is to be fol
lowed by Japanese wrestling, horse
racing, and perhaps a swimming con
test .provided the sea at Kaanapall Is
safe for the purpose.
Edit Maui Paper
Jams B. McSwanson, former editor
of the Hawaii Herald and also of the
Hilo Tribune proceeds to Maul this
tmorning in order to take over the
temporary editorship and manage
ment of the Maul News & Publ'phing
Company. He will relieve Editor
Wil J. Cooper who is going to the
mainland for a well earnedthree or
four months vacation.
Editor McSwanson has had much
experience on the island press and
that of the mainland, and he should
make his mark on the Maui paper.
For the last three months McSwan
son has been employed in the office
of the fourth circuit court where he
has brought up to date a new filing
system that now makes it possible for
any record to be looked up in a very
short period of time. All the court
records are filed In such a manner
now that the papers are all together
and placed in files where there is no
trouble in locating them at any time.
DEATH OF KAAMAINA
In the presence of her immediate
family Mrs. W. B. Keanu passed away
at her home at the Keanu homestead
betwen Wailuku and Kahului on last
Saturday. Death was caused by heart
failure. Mrs. Keanu was about 70
years of age.
A marriage license was Issued yes
terday to Meliton Salvanl age, 25, and
Placida Morantes, age 21- Bo,Q are
Filipinos and residents of Waikapu.
They were marrled by Father Justin.
BORBA STORE INCORPORATES
The Borba Store on Market street
has been bought by a new corpor-
The new corporation is capitalized
for $7,500. A. Garcia, who has been
appointed managing director or tne
corporation, will have temporary
charge of the store. "
LAHAINA DEFffATED 'WAILUKU
.IN HOT BASEBALL GAME
By a score of 5 to 1, In a hotly con
tested baseball game played last Sun
day at the Pukolii grounds, Lahaina,
the home team carried off the honors.
There was a big crowd of fans out to
see the game and a number of fans
from central Maui were also present.
NEW TEACHERS FOR HAIKU
Misses Ethel and Willie Burgen,
who arrived from the coast by the
Manoa this week, have been appoint
ed as teachers at the Haiku school at
Pauwela. Miss Ethel Burgen will be
acting principal', during the absence of
Herbert A. Wade, who was called to
San Francisco last week to appear as
a witness in the bomb outrage case
of several weeks ago.
FAREWELL BANQUET FOR DR..
Preparations are being made at the
Maui Hotel for a banquet which is
to be given there this evening as a
farewell to Dr. Wilbur McConkey, by
his many up-country friends. Nearly
a hundred guests are expected to at
tend the banquet. Dr. McConkey
will leave Maui tomorrow.
MAUI DRY GOODS COMPANY NOT
INTERESTED IN NEW FIRM
The statement in the Weekly
'ipies to the effect that the Central
Siore on Market Street Is being back-
d by the Maui Drygoods & Grocery
Company, is incorrect according to J.
Garcia, secretary-treasurer of the lat
ter company. "1 have some stock in
the new company", said Mr. Garcia,
but the Maul Drygoods has nothing
to do with the new concern" Adv.
A Doeert Problem the Cadi Had N
Trouble In 8olving.
Two Arabs stopped at an oasla to
bare luncheon. One had three dates,
and the other had five, which they
were to eat together. Presently a
stranger came up and asked permis
sion to share their meal, which they
cheerfully granted. After all had'
eaten the stranger thanked them for
the food they had given him, left eight
ducats and rodo away.
The Arab who had the three dates
Bald, "Here Is 8 ducats for- eight
dates 1 ducat for each date; there
fore three ducats are mine." But the
other Arab argued differently and con
tended that be should have seven du
cats and the first man one. The ensu
was referred to the cadi of the nearest
town, who upheld the second man's
contention. This is the way he reached
The three men divided eight' dates.
There were two and two-thirds for
each, or eight-thirds. The first Arab
had three dates, so be contributed nine
thirds to the whole, but he ate eight
thirds himself, so he gave only one
third of a date to the stranger. The
second Arab contributed five dates, or
fifteen-thirds; be ate eight-thirds him
self and gave seven-thirds to the
So reasoned the cndl, and he gave the
first Arab 1 ducat and the second 7
ducats. Youth's Companion.
TWO CROPS AT ONCE,
Tree Agriculture an Old Story en the
Island of Majorca.
Approximately nine-tenths of the
arable area of Majorca, one of the
Spanish Islands In the Mediterranean,
Is planted out to crop yielding trees.
That makes one story agriculture.
Then beneath the trees grain Is grown.
That makes the second story, which
may properly be likened to the cyclone
For miles and miles in every direc
tion , that beautiful Island is covered
with continuous orchards of almonds,
olives, figs and carobs, with occasional
grafted oak trees, the sweet acorns of
which are prized as highly as the
This tree agriculture is nothing new,
for many of these orchards are of un
known age, and some of them give
evidence of having seen generations of
men rise, dig awhile and die before
Columbus sailed past on his way from
Genoa to Gibraltar, and throughout all
the years that the white man has
striven in America these same old olive
and carob trees have been standing
there,, handing down their harvests of
fruit and beans to the men who raised
other crops at their feet crops of
wheat, oats, barley, beans and peas.
From "Twutory Farming," by J. Rus
sell Smith, In Century.
Make Appearances Count.
A good appeurance is always an en
tering wedge when a man seeks an
Interview, but all the clothes in a
king's wardrobe won't sell a bill of
goods. It takes human Intelligence to
do that Vanity sometimes leads a
fellow to bedeck his person like a five
storied wedding cake, and some men
do It, 1 suppose, because they believe
In the foolish aphorism that "clothes
make the man." It's the other way.
Man makes the clothes, and just as of
ten clothes unmake the man. Fine
feathers may make fine birds, fine hats
or fine dusters, but the best that fine
clothes ever did was to make flue look
ing men. No doctor ever prescribes
for himself, and by the same token .
you'll notice that the men who own
the clothes foundries don't wear their
own styles not publicly, at any rata
Maurice Switzer In Leslie's.
8awing the Wood.
It was only on rare occasions that
Mrs. Cutler, a kind faced old lady, ac
cepted Invitations to dine out Upon
repeated invitations of her friends, the
Josllns, however, she consented to at
tend a little informal dinner they were
giving, accompanied by her daughter.
Unfortunately Mrs. Cutler was quite
deaf and consequently could not enter
Into the general conversation. She
was engaged In cutting a piece of
steak when her daughter turned to her
"Mother, dear, why are yon so
"I'm all right" responded mother,
with a sunny smile. "While you talk,
Mabel, I say nothing and saw wood."
The colored sexton of a wealthy
church had a very stylish mulatto wife.
Finding his domestic income not quite
equal to bis expenses, be decided to
apply for an increase in salary. So be
wrote a letter to the committee In
charge with this explanation at the
close: "It's mighty hard to keep a seal
skin wife on a muskrat salary." New
Decided by Salt.
Legal disputes in Borneo are decid
ed In a curious manner. The two liti
gants are each given a lump of salt of
the same size to drop simultaneously
Into water. The one whose lump first
dissolves Is deemed to be in the wrong
and loses his case.
That Made Him Tired.
Bobble Don't you feel tired, Mr. Blb
bleT Guest No, Bobbie. Why do you
ask? Bobble 'Cause pa said he met
you last night and you were carrying
an awful load. Boston Transcript