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GOING SOHTH GOING NOBTH. fl
:00 a.m Duluth 19:15 p.m
8.55 a.m Brook Park 7:20 p.m.
9.04 a.m Mora 6:56p.m.
9:31 a.m Ogilvle 6:39p.m.
9:42 a.m Bock 6:26 p.m.
10:10 a.m Milaoa 6:05 p.m.
10:22 a.m Pease (f) 5:49 p.m.
10.35 a.m...Long Siding (f)... 5:37 p.m.
10:41 a.m Brickton (f).... 6:33p.m.
10:56 a.m Princeton 5:27 p.m.
11:15 a.m Zimmerman.... 5:06p.m.
11:40 a.m Elk River 4:46 p.m.
12 05 a.m Anoka 4:25 p.m.
12.45 p.m Minneapolis.... 3:45p.m.
1.15 p.m St. Paul 3:15 p.m.
(f) Stop on signal.
ST. CLOUD TRAINS.
GOING WEST. GOING BAST.
10.18 a. Milaoa 5:40 p.m.
10.23 a.m Foreston 6:34p.m.
11-20 a. St. Cloud 4-30 p. m.
WAY FREIGHT.
GOING SOUTH I GOING NORTH
Daily, except Sun. Daily, except Sun.
8 30 a.m Milaca 2.10 p. m.
9:30 p. Princeton l:00p m.
10 30 p. m. .Elk River... .10.30a.m.
3 00 p. Anoka 8 00 a m.
Any information regarding sleeping
oars or connections will be furnished at
any time by
J. W. MOSS MAN, Agent.
Princeton, Minn.
MILLE LACS COUNTY.
TOWN CLERKS.
Bogus BrookA Franzen. Route 2, Milaoa
BorgnolmGeo Hulbert R. 1, Milaca
Hast SideAndrew Kalberg Opsteac
GreenbushJ Grow R. 1, Princeton
HaylandAlfred Johnson Milaca
Isle HarborC Halgren Wahkon
MilaoaJ A Overby Milaca
MiloR.N Atkinson Foreston
i namiaLar Eriksson Onamic
IJ ageAugus Anderso Star Milac a
PrincetonA-lbert Kuhfleld.Route 2, PrincetoD
KathioE E. Dinwiddle Garrison
outh Harbor-Chas. Freer Oove
VILLAGE RECORDERS.
Grover Umbehocker Princeton
Paul Northway Milaca
1 P. Neuman Foresto
Quale ODamia
NEIGHBORING TOWNS.
UaldwlnHenry Murphy Princeton
Blue HillM. B. Mattson Princeton
bpenoer Brook-O. W Blomqmst.R 3, Princeton
'VyanettP. A Chilstrom R. 2. Princeton
LivoniaE A Smyth Zlmmermat
hantiagoGeo Roos Santiagc
')alDoJohn Sarner Dalbf
BradfordWm Conklin. R. 3, Cambridge
StanfordLee Hass St Francis
Spring ValeHenry A Olson..R 5, Cambridge
PRINCETON LODGE
N O. 93, Of
Regular meetings every Tuesd" e1-*
i inn at 8 o'clock.
FRED NEWTON, O
GEO. E. RICE. K. R. A S
LOUIS RUST, Master of Finance.
Princeton Homestead No 1867
Regular meeting nights sec
ond and fourth Wednesday
in each month.
TARBOX.
Cor. and M. of A.
DARHAGH, Foreman
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
/^jEORGE PRENTICE ROSS,
Undertaker and
State Licensed Embalmer.
Disinf ecting'a Specialty. Rural Phone No. 30
Princeton, Minnesota
R. D. A. McRAE DENTIST
Office in Odd Fellows Block.
PRINCETON, MINN
JLVERO L. MCMILLAN,
LA WYEB.
Townsend Building.
Princeton, Mlnr
R. P. L. SMALL,
DENTIST.
Office hours, 9 a to 12 m. 2 p. m. to 5
Over E. Anderson's store
Princeton, Minn.
ROSS CALEY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON.
Offloe and Residence over Jack's Drug Store
Tel.Rural, 36.
Prlnoeton, Minn.
BUSINESS CARDS.
V^ILLIAM KALIHER,
BABBEB SHOP & BATH BOOMS.
A fine line of Tobacco and Cigars.
Main Street, Prinoeton.
E.
A. ROSS,
FUNEBAL DIBEGTOB.
Will take full ohargeof dead bodies when
desired. Coffins and caskets of the latest styles
always *n stock. Also Springfield metalics.
Dealer In Monuments of all kinds.
B. A. Ross, Princeton. Minn. Telephone No. 30.
T. J. KALIHER, Proprietor,
Princeton, Minn.
Single and Double Rigs
at a floments' Notice.
Oommerolal Travelers' Trade aSpeoUitv
JOHN BARRY
Expert Accountant, I
Over 30 Tears Experience.
1011 First Ave. North, S
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
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SHIP S YOUR
HIDES, FURS, PELTS
WOOL. ETC.
WE SELL GUNS. TRAPS. ETC. CHEAP
Write foe r-e I'.-nj,
N. W HID FtJR CO
BRAKE THE EARTH
Magnetic Storms Are Robbing
Our Planet of Motion.
MAY STAND STILL SOME DAY
Then One Side of the World Will Be a
Desert Furnace, the Other a Black,
ley Waste, and Mankind Will Find
Itself In Cramped Quarters.
The world is slowing down in its
daily rotation, and the days are get
ting longer, according to Professor
Louis A. Bauer of the Carnegie insti
tute, Washington. Magnetic storms
are putting a magnetic brake on the
earth, and if they continue to constrict
this brake, at the rate measured for
the past ten years, in just 3,320 years
this good old earth will no longer be
turning on its axis, but will settle
down with one side in perpetual sun
shine, blasted by withering heat, and
the other side in endless darkness and
cold, corresponding to the extreme fri
gidity of interstellar space.
Observe it is not claimed that the
earth positively will come to a stand
still in this year 5231 A. D., but sim
ply that it is being subjected to a
brake that may stop it by that time.
Probably most scientists would argue
that magnetic storms will be less vio
lent in future, that other forces will
Intervene and that the stopping of the
earth will be postponed a great many
years beyond the date named.
But all scientists will acquiesce in
the statement that the earth is slow
ing down and sooner or later will come
to a stop.
When the earth stops turning the
side toward the sun will become over
heated, and water will dry up, and
blistering deserts will cover the sur
face. Near the edge of the sunlit side
there will be a temperate zone, where
the sun will always be one hour high
or thereabouts, remaining at the same
height above the horizon year in and
year out. Every hour will be like 6
o'clock in the morning of a summer
day. To this delightful region the
world's population will flock.
A little removed from the hot area
will be the twilight zone, also quite
habitable, with the sun unending at
the horizon.
Though life in the torrid or hot
zone will be insupportable, as a rule,
yet on the outer edges, where the sun
is but two or three hours high, people
may live in a temperature of 100 to
140 degrees by means of various cool
ing contrivances.
On the dark, cold side of the earth
all the water will be frozen solid.
Even mercury will freeze in that aw
ful chill. It will be impossible for
human beings to penetrate more than
three or four hundred miles into the
dark and frigid zone, which will be
far more inaccessible than are now
the polar wastes.
The fact that all the water on the
cold side of the earth will be frozen
and all the water on the hot side dried
up and evaporated will tend to cause
a great disturbance of the continents
and oceans of the globe. There must
be some sort of rearrangement, and
it would seem that the oceans would
tend to seek the habitable temperate
zone, which would then be the equa
tor's equivalent Since the earth's
surface contains very much more wa
ter than land it is extremely probable
that the temperate zone will not con
tain nearly enough land to satisfy the
population and that there will be con
tinuous struggles for possession of
valuable soil. It is even conceivable
that a large portion of the people
may be driven to seek permanent
residences in sailing vessels or steam
craft, subsisting by fishing.
During the period when the earth's
days are lengthening perceptibly great
social changes must come about, due
to the difference in hours. When the
days get to be forty hours long it wih
surely be necessary to arrange for a
period of rest and sleep in the middle
of the day.
As the days lengthen until they ex
ceed a week's duration all sorts of com
plications will ensue, and the days,
weeks and months will become hope
lessly mixed. Scientists agree that the
lunar month will lengthen as the day
lengthens, though the day will increase
the more rapidly. According to Pro
fessor Ernest W. Brown of Haverford
college, who has given special atten
tion to this subject, there will come a
time when the month and the day will
both be of the same duration.
As the earth's day gets longer and
longer the time will come when a day
Is a year long. Then there will be no
more days and nights, no weeks and no
months. The earth always will have
one side to the sun, and the moon will
have one side to the earth, and the two
will turn around the sun once a year
as if fixed on a rigid bar. There will
be no more seasons on the earthno
spring, summer, autumn or winter.
The weather of the several seasons
can be experienced only by traveling
to and fro between the hot and cold
zones.
It is clear that property values in
more than half the planet will be wiped
out Cities and farms throughout the*
dark half of the globS will be buried
under perpetual glaciers. Correspond
ingly values will rise enormously In
real estate on the inhabited strip that
ilies just on the cool edge of the hot
hemisphere. No one knows, no one
can calculate at this time, what part
of the earth will be included in this
habitable strip or belt any more than
|he can predict which half of the world
(will be hot and which cold.St. Louis
Post-Dispatch.
THE PBrPTCETON TXKlOtf:
FALSE EYEBROWS.
The Process of Stitching the Hair*
Into the Skin.
At a certain factory a number of
young women were working at small
tables, each table covered with little
instruments and odd things which
only those who knew the business
could possibly understand. At one
table two girls were threading needles
with fine silky hairs and sewing them
In little squares on a thin transparent
gauze.
"Those girls" said the overseer, "are
making some of those beautiful arch
ed eyebrows you may sometimes see
on the stage. They are frequently
worn by both actors and actresses.
These sewed on the net are the less
expensive kind and are only used on
special occasions. The real brow is
very expensive and can only be made
by a person of great skill.
"The patient sits here in his chair,
which very much resembles a den
tist's operating throne. In this cush
ion to.my left are stuck a score or
so of those needles you saw being
threaded. Each stitch leaving only
two strands of hair, to facilitate the
operation a number of needles must
be at hand. As each thread of hair is
drawn through the skin over the eye
it is cut, so that when the first stage
of the operation is over it leaves the
hairs bristling out an inch or so, pre
senting a ragged, porcupine appear
ance. Now comes the artistic work.
The brow must be arched and cut
down with the utmost delicacy, and
a number of hours is required to do it.
"Small as the eyebrows are, they are
very important in the makeup of the
face. You have no idea how odd one
looks when utterly denuded of hair
over the eyes. The process I have de
scribed is painful, but it makes good
eyebrows and adds 100 per cent to the
looks of the person who was without
them. It is, too. much better than the
blackening and cosmetics so many peo
ple use, especially people who have
mere pretense of brows, comprising
only a few hairs."London Tit-Bits.
HOLLAND'S "LONG JOHN."
A Church Tower Capped With a Cli
max of Forty-one Bells.
The 280 foot tower of the Nieue
Kerk in Middleburg, "Long John," or
"Lang Jan" if the sobriquet be trans
lated into Dutch, is practically the
Washington monument of Walcheren.
It is capped with a climax of forty
one bells that chime a quaint frag
ment of some familiar popular melody
every seven and one-half minutes. On
the hour "Long John" literally vi
brates from foundation to weather
vane in a frenzied endeavor to pour
forth in toto the accumulation of more
or less music administered in small
doses during the previous sixty min
utes.
From "Long John" one can see plain
ly the towns on the north and west
coasts of Walcheren, and often even
the spires of Antwerp are visible,
while directly below a mass of red
roofs, punctured here and there with
patches of trees, stretches Middleburg
To the left is the market place, bound
ed on the north by the handsome town
hall, begun in the sixteenth century,
the embellishment of whose facade by
twenty-five ancient statues of the
counts and countesses of Holland,
helps it to hold its place as one of the
finest and most interesting late Gothic
edifices in the Netherlands.
The tower of the town hall has a
chime, too, and each time after "Long
John" so insistently proclaims the
hour of the day or nightfor "Long
John" takes the credit of giving stand
ard time to Middleburgit must get a
bit on his nerves to have "Foolish
Betsy" ("Gekke Betje"), up in the
town hall tower, rattle off her cacopho
nous contradiction a minute or two
earlier or later, as the case may be.
Travel Magazine.
Queer Bread.
Along the Columbia river bread is
made from a kind of moss that grows
on a species of fir trees. After being
dried it is sprinkled with water, al
lowed to ferment, rolled into balls as
big as a man's head and baked in pits,
with the help of hot stones. Travelers
who have tasted it say that it is by
no means unpalatable. The Califor
nian Indians collect the pollen of cat
tails in large quantities by beating it
off the plants and catching it on blan
kets. They make bread of it But as
a delicacy they prefer bread of grass*
hopper flour.
Ready For Work.
"Now," said the warden to the forger
who had just arrived at the prison,
"we'll set you to work. What can you
do best?"
"Well, if you'll give me a week's
practice on your signature I'll sign
your oflicial papers for you."London
Tit-Bits.
Merely Suspected.
The StrangerIs there a good crimi
nal lawyer in your town? The Native
Waal, everybody thinks we've got
one, but they ain't been able to proTe
it on him.Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sympathetic.
Sufferer (to dentist's servant)Not in
today? Dear, dear, I wanted to con
Bult him badly. ServantWell, let's
hope you'll still have toothache to
morrow.Fliegende Blatter.
Woman's Way.
SheTime will heal the wound I've
made in your heart HeYes but
you'll bo mad at me if it does.'Ex
change.
Melancholy is the pleasure of being
sad.Hugo.
is^^^^^i^^^^^ THXTBSBAY, 2^6VEMB1B1^C19IS
A SWORD OF HONOR.
It Was the Means of Betraying Mar*
shal Ney to Death.
A saber of honor brought Marshal
Ney to dishonor and death. When Na
poleon entered Cairo on July 22,
1793, he was presented with three
swords of honor richly inlaid with pre
cious stones. He brought them back
to Europe, and in 1802 he gave one to
Ney and another to Murat, keeping
the third for himself.
Ney received his at an imperial re
ception. The sword passed from one
to another of those present, among
whom was a young subaltern of the
Auvergne regiment When Napoleon
escaped from Elbe Ney left the king
and took sides with his former chief.
After the allies entered Paris Ney
made preparations to get out of the
country, but his wife and a friend per
suaded him that there was really no
danger, and he decided to remain in
France. Then came the order for his
arrest He fled to a castle in the pos
session of some friends and succeeded
in reaching it without his presence be
ing known.
One day, feeling tired, he threw him
self on a couch, first taking off his ori
ental sword, which he always wore out
of affection for the emperor. Hearing
voices, he sprang up and hurriedly left
the room, forgetting his sword. A min
ute later a party of women and men
entered the room, one of them being
the young subaltern of the Auvergne
regiment, now a colonel. He at once
recognized the sword and, calling in
some gendarmes, proceeded to search
the premises.
Finding that he was discovered, Ney
gave himself up quietly. On Dec. 7,
1815, the marshal, whose sobriquet was
the Bravest of the Brave, the hero of
a hundred battles, was shot Scarcely
two months after the owner of the
second sword, Murat. had m$t his fate
in the same way.
HE BORROWED MONEY.
And Yet He Had More Cash In Bank
Than He Could Use.
One morning last year I sat in the
office of the head of a very large busi
ness, one of the shrewdest men 1
know. His cashier came in and laid
on his desk a report of the cash in
the bank. The amount exceeded $400.-
000.
"That's a pretty big balance," said
my friend to his clerk. "It's much
more than we need in this business.
But we have borrowed no money for
several months, so I wish you would
send to each of our banks a note for
$100,000."
When the clerk went out I express
ed surprise at this action. For a man
to borrow $200,000 when he had more
money than he could use seemed to
me a wasteful proceeding.
"I do it," he said "to keep my credit
alive. I want the banks accustomed
to lending me money. I want them
to regard a good line of credit as a
regular thing with me. Some time I
may need it, and when I do I want to
have it ready and waiting. An estab
lished credit is a big asset, and the
only way to get and keep it is to con
stantly employ it
I have thought of that action a good
many times since. I had always prid
ed myself on not borrowing money.
And I paid cash on the spot for every
thing that I bought I looked upon
people who bought things on credit as
rather poor financiers.
But a few months ago I wanted
some moneya small amount and for
only a month. I went to a bank
where I had kept a deposit for over
fifteen years, and they asked me to
deposit good bonds as collateral to the
full amount of the loan. My friend
could borrow by simply signing a
note. I had to give ample security.
Matson Hale in National Monthly.
Twin Gods of War and Melody.
How do statesmen get themselves
into the frame of mind to declare war.
According to a popular German story,
the method in Bismarck's case in 1866
was one that would hardly be suspect
ed. His subordinate Kendell was an
expert pianist and, as Sir Mountstuart
Grant Duff puts it, "used, it is said,
to fulfill toward him the function
which David fulfilled toward Saul."
On one evening Bismarck was unusual
ly moody, and Kendell surpassed him
self at the piano. "Thank you, my
dear Kendell," said Bismarck finally
"you have soothed me and done me so
much good. My mind is made up we
shall declare war against Austria."
Five Great Hunters.
There were five great hunters of
classic renownAcastos and Meleager.
who took prominent parts in the fa
mous Calydonian hunt of the wild
boar Actaeon, the huntsman who was
transformed by Diana into a stag as a
punishment for intruding on the scene
when the goddess was bathing Adonis,
beloved of Venus, who was killed by a
wild boar while hunting Orion, the
great hunter, changed into the constel
lation so conspicuous from November
through the winter.
An Achievement.
"I don't see why you should be so
)roud of winning that case," said the
intimate friend. "You were plainly in
the wrong."
'You don't understand these things
at all," answered the lawyer. "That's
the very thing that makes me so
proud."E xchange. Faith and Works.
Faith without works is like a bird
without wings, who, though she may
hop with her companions here on earth,
yet if she live till the world's end, she
will never fly to heaven.Owen Felt
ham
WINGED RASCALS.
Birds That Are Accomplished and
Daring Thieves.
HOW A GULL ROBS A PELICAN
It Works a Clever Trick on Its Clum
sy Victim and Is In Turn Fleeced by
the Lightning-like Frigate BirdVil
lainy of the Butcher Bird.
The system of living at the expense
of somebody else and in turn affording
a living for another parasite is as com
mon in the animal world as among
men, and as a chance example of it
we may take the mosquito, which,
feeding on man's lifeblood, is in its
turn preyed upon by a tiny insect
which sometimes causes its death.
One of the most common instances of
living by robbery in the animal world
is that of the osprey, which is de
spoiled of its fairly caught fish by the
more powerful but also lazier eagle,
for the eagle can catch its own fish
and does so when it cannot steal
them.
But a much more interesting case is
that of the flying fish. Pursued by its
enemies in the water, it leaps into the
air and is caught by the pelican. When
the pelican has got its pouch full of
fish it wings its way to land and pro
ceeds to eat. The pouch is a bag of
skin hanging from the under mandible,
and in order to get a fish out of it the
bird must open its mouth and by a
toss of the head throw a fish out of
the pouch.
The gull, knowing this and being a
lazy fellow, watches the clumsy and
rather stupid pelican until it goes
ashore to feed. Then the gull, with
the impudence which comes so natu
rally to villainy, actually perches on
the long head of the pelican and waits.
Open yawns the great mouth, flip
comes up a scaly morsel, wide gapes
the hungry throat of the pelican but,
alas for it, the fish is already in the
jaws of the gull, which, with a wild
scream, has mounted aloft to enjoy its
stolen meal.
But the sharp eye of the lightning
like frigate bird has been watching
the whole game, and the moment the
laughing gull has thought to begin its
feast it sees a stronger and a quicker
bird than itself darting toward it
like an arrow. With a shriek of dis
gust the fish is dropped, and with a
graceful swoop it is caught by the
last thief of all.
A sneak thief is the owl. It lies
concealed all day and only ventures
abroad when its victim is asleep and
when its movements cannot be seen.
Its body and wings are covered with
downy feathers, so that as it goes
through the air it makes none of the
rushing noise which characterises the
swoop of the. hawk, and therefore its
sharp talons are buried deep into the
body of its prey before the latter is
aware of its presence.
There is a little bird called the
shrike, which for its cunning and ac
complishments deserves a high place
in the rogues' gallery. It is not swift
enough to catch many of its feathered
fellows in fair pursuit so it sits in
ambush and imitates the cry of a
distressed bird until a tender hus
band or a solicitous wife flies to the
spot to lend the aid supposed to be
wanted, whereupon the wicked crea
ture pounces on the beguiled bird and,
if not hungry enough to make a meal
at once, impales its prey on a thorn.
Almost as great a villain as the
butcher bird, as the shrike is usually
called, is the bee eater of Africa. It
is very fond of bees, but is some
times too lazy to hunt for them. It
sits on a bush and waits for a bee to
come along. But if none should come
the cunning fellow has still a chance
left, for here comes a more industri
ous bird with a bee in its bill. Now
is the rascal's opportunity. The mo
ment the newcomer is near it it flies
up with a cry as if pursued by a
hawk. The newcomer is immediately
put in a fright, drops its prey and
scuds away for safety. The thief
then picks up the bee and enjoys it at
leisure.
It must be said for most animals
that they rob or murder for the pur
pose of getting food, but here and
there is a thoroughly depraved fellow
who steals for the fun of it One of
these is the wolverene. It is very fond
of following a trapper at a safe dis
tance and after the man has carefully
baited all his traps to steal all the
bait quite as carefully. Sometimes it
will wait until a fox has been caught
and then coolly walk up and kill the
fox, tear it from the trap, eat as much
as it wishes, bury the rest and go on
to the other traps. Of course the trap
pers hate the wolverene and try to
catch it, but it is an expert trapper
that can do it All sorts of device*
have been tried, but the wolverene
seems to know all about traps and
how to avoid them. One man made a
most elaborate and complicated series
of traps, laying cords about the ap
proaches to the bait so that the most
wary man would have been sure to
stumble on one and pull the trigger of
a gun placed so that it would shoot
the disturber. The next morning he
visited his trap and found all the cords
bitten through and the bait gone.
Thought He Was Smart.
Mrs. BenhamWhat is the meanest
thing a woman can say to a man? Ben
ham"Yes" when he is fool enough TO
propose.Town Topics.
Give a boy address and accomplish
ments and yon give him the maste1"
of palaces.Emerson,
YELLOWSTONE PARK.
The Changing Colored Terraces at the
Mammoth Hot Springs.
It is with surprise that visitors to
the Yellowstone National park who re
turn after an absence of a year or
more find that many changes have oc
curred in the appearance of the col
ored terraces at the Mammoth hot
springs. Indeed, such alterations oc
cur sometimes in a period of a few
weeks.
The terraces consist of a series of
basins, each set being a few feet low
er than its predecessor, and the hot
water from the springs at the top of
the terraces flows from basin to basin,
depositing its chalky sediment at the
rims, thus slowly building them up.
Wherever the flow of water contin
ues constant for a considerable time
the fluted edges and sides of the ba
sins become beautifully colored.
The variegated hues are mainly due
to vegetable matter, and so if the flow
of water ceases these bright colors
rapidly fade, leaving the terraces milk
white. In a little while the edges and
walls of the dry basins begin to crum
ble, and the most beautiful forms dis
appear in white dust and chalk-like
fragments.
One of the favorite terraces at the
hot springs, called the Minerva ter
race, exhibits these changes in a mark
ed degree because of its conspicuous
position.
Sometimes, owing to a failure of the
flow of water, the Minerva terrace
parts with its splendid colors and re
sembles a set of fluted basins carved
out of snow white marble. But when
the water begins to run freely again
the colors return with all their former
vividness and beauty.
The changes in the flow of the water
seem to depend in part at least upon
conditions prevailing in the heated
rocks underlying the terraces.Har
per's Weekly.
MADE THE TAILOR PAY.
He Wouldn't Give Credit and the Ger
man Law Punished Him.
Law in Germany takes some odd
turns, according to a Chicago lawyer
recently back from abroad.
One case the traveler related with
amusement concerns a tailor, a student
and the University of Berlin. A stu
dent had ordered an evening suit from
a tailor. He already owed him money
for former orders, but promised faith
fully to pay what was coming to the
tailor, as his father had promised to
send him a sum of money. The stu
dent was to pass an examination for a
government position and the suit was
to be ready the same morning and he
was to call for it and pay the bill. He
called as agreed and told the tailor he
did not have time to cash the draft his
father had sent him, but would call
after the examination.
The tailor insisted on having his
money and, not being paid, he refused
to let the student use the suit he had
ordered for the examination. The re
sult was that the latter missed the ex
amination. It was ascertained later
that the student's father had sent him
money and that he had spent the cash
for a dinner given to some friends.
Suit was brought by the father
against the tailor as being the cause
of his son's failing to pass the exam
ination, and the university as a corpo
ration also sued the tailor for disre
spect to It and the government in pre
venting a German subject from enter
ing the government service through ex
amination.
The judge held the tailor guilty in
both cases and fined him 500 marks,
at the same time expressing his pleas
ure in being legally permitted to pun
ish the defendant for "his lack of pat
riotism and love of the fatherland."
Chicago News.
Columbus and the Magnetic Needle.
For a long time it was popularly
supposed that Christopher Columbus
was the first to note the declination of
the magnetic needle. In 1906, howev
er, there were discovered three sun
dials dating from a time anterior to
Columbus' first voyage and bearing on
the compasses accompanying them
lines indicating the declination of the
needle. One of these, found at Inns
bruck, was made at Nuremberg in the
year 1451. Not only has it an engrav
ed line indicating the declination at the
time of its construction, but shows
other lines indicating the changes of
direction undergone by the needle in
subsequent years. Who first noted the
declination of the needle would appear
to be still an unsettled question.
His Secret Societies.
The attorney demanded to know how
many secret societies the witness be
longed to, whereupon the witness ob
jected and appealed to the court
"The court sees no harm in the Ques-
tion," answered the judge. "You may
answer."
"Well, I belong to three."
"What are they?"
"The Knights of Pythias, the Odd
Fellows and the gas company."Ar
gonaut
Didn't Seem Funny.
Little JohnnyThat young man who
comes to see you must be pretty poor
company. He hasn't any sense of hu
mor. SisterWhy do you think so?
Little JohnnyI told him all about the
funny way you rush about and bang
doors when you get in a temper, and
he didn't laugh a bitExchange.
To Deplete His Larder.
"We're going to give Brown a sur
prise party."
"But I thought you had no use for
Brown?"
"I haven't That's why I'm getting
i the surprise party for him."De-
troit Free Press.

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