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Tte Thought of God j
th. how tho thoimht of find nttraots
Ati1 drnws tho limn from farth,
And ! kms It of p.iiiik phuna
An.l dtinntmif Hi 1 1 1 li :
'TIs not nnih to nv our oul,
To fiuiti tii aNTiinl tins:
Tut tho'mht of '! will rouse the heart
To hm.uu nuMlilm d.'lrr.
find nrdv ! thn rre.ituro'f home.
Tlini h rmmh mid straight t!ie ronJ:
t i..ii,ii,n ran satisfy
'I lie tele Unit loll for Uol
Oh n'lir lut th nnmn of flod
I ii w n In your heart of hearts.
Av I how from the world at onrl
A.I 1Mi tll;C light (3. alls.
A trusting In. itt, n yf irrdnn eye.
I'rtti win lh:r nay nlv.vr;
I! niou!,!,-iti!i i an It tnoviM by faith,
It tin re ivsn I'oWor In lovp '
- Frederick W. Faber.
THE NIGHT RUN OF
Ry ELMORE ELLIOTT PIAKE.
PART 2. ("'ipyrltlit t'Y M'' lur. F'tit'llpn To.
IN TMRER PARTS.
"lie brave, girl!'
Ingly. tinmen hU
"You line t to
tulles nit In mi r, or
ho paid PtiTiiiniK
own vice hok.
Utier; tint you've
put the H in tiiiH' td
Ik it with, Give
her Jkt In ad
ti nil tho
grades except I
Four Mile Creek don't In- afraid and
give .r a littlo sand nil Rcoehtroo
Hill, Gondby nnd 4 I hoop you!"
As Sylvia Sim d 1 -n. -n' ti II. groat
hlnek hull; nf linn mill stci which
ilrwr llio "(Kotint'd" ami in--il down
tin long line if mail, express ami
i-ieepiiig car-. In r In art almost f. tiled
her.aunin. The n.Kiily boiler Imvfiiil
high above Iict Li tli il:iiKni"J ami
tho steam rushed angrily lioiii tln
done, as thciiu'h tin
fieltiiiK inuivr the
tireat iiniinal wetu
UI.Ui-t' .Illllu'aJo lie-
"Yon nro a htave little wonmn."
liraid the .uiipet icirm!. ft s.iiiiK at the
rabbtcp. "Iioii't lose your neru -hut
linilte time wli.iii ver else you tin.
Every nilniile yon tnahe up Is money
In thn coini,iny's poi lcet, and tln"y
won't fmyet It. Me-hies,-' lu- added,
familiarly, "wu'vo f-ot u Idp mm
atxiaril. ami I want lo show lilm that
a littlo thltiK IlUe tills don't lluslruie
lis nny. If you draw into Stockton
on time. I'll ad.l .'.0 to thai rliwU!"
Ami lie lifted lu r up I" the call.
The liretnaii, A yolit Irishman,
stared at Slvla as Khe plopped intu
the call, hut she made no explaiuil loud,
nnd, a planeo at the sieaiii nnd the
water paun" s, cllmlied up to the en
plneor's hlkih seal. The hand she laid
upon the throttle lever trembled ulluht
ly ns well It in i p In : the liuiie Iron
horse qui iTereil nnd sliHeiei. lis if lirae
1 ii K itsi-ll' for lis tnsk; noiselessly ami
Impereepl Ibly it moved aheail, xpelhil
one tnlfility breath, then auotlii r ami
another, ipileker ami quicker, holier
and sholler, iiulll its respiral ions were
IonI in one continuous How of steam.
The Overland was once more under
Th" locomotive ri spomled to Syl
via's touch with an alacrity whlcti
thrilled her tlirituph ntnl throiip.li. She
Klmiced at the time table. I'hey worn
twcho minutes hi hind lime. The
twenty miles between t ae .liinci ion ai.il j
Crnftoti lay in a sti:i'.i.lit. Ieel line I
Sylvia dclertnliied I" ne it to pood 1
, purpose, and to hnrdi-n in i self nt oi i e !
to the 1 1 i y speed te imed by the
llie. liable si hediilo. She threw the :
throttle wide open, ncd pushed the to-
verse lever into the last notch. The j
proat machine s. eun d suddenly in. I- j
natiil wbh a ileniotilai' energy, audi
hoon tli"y were shooliiM: thl'oc.uh the
black, menu beaien niibt like 8fi i
avenpinp bolt from the band of a
upon the ilriv
that was all.
The headlight -so j
in front, so iiisiitlicient j
danced feebly ahead I
I ni; cloud i f snow, lini
'I In; 1 1 acli w as ilium- j
tested for scarcely titty loot. (nd the
Bleht yawned biuinl like some en
Sjhla worked with the fireman wiiU
a Htm intelllponce which only the
Initiated could undti stand ; for an eu-
"You are a brave little woman."
pine Is n steed whoso speed depends
upon Its driver. She opened or closed
the injector, to economize heat and
water and eased the steam when it
couV1 be fcpured. Thus together they
coiued, cajoled, threatened, ami
goaded tho wheeled monster until, like
a veritable thing of lift', It seemed to
etrnin every nerve to do their bidding,
aud whirled thttu faster and faster.
. I i, I HI1I01 !
s --v-Ti :
Y't. ns they flashed tlinniuli Grafton
tin y wore still ten ininuii'S lioliinii
time. Sylvia shut her lips tightly. It
It was in't t t uiy to defy 1 1 fit t It iu the
ctirvi ( ii 1 1 1 1 grades uheud, defy death
Tlii- s-1 i K y snow on her plans tio,v
rut off Sylvia's virion alK-iid. Another
train al.uul, an upoii huIIiIi, a fallen
rook or lice- one afnl itiihIi. ami the
et'plne would liocomo a prlilirnti fir
lur tender llesli, while the palatial
rats In hind, now u f'lll of wntiulh
i- T . ,
Seemed suddenly animated with a
and llplit nnd comfort, wouhl Buiblen
ly bi turned Into mere shapeless heaps
of death. Yet Sylvia cautiously opened
her door a lilt t. ami held It firmly
ai'.ainst the liurrlcnne while nhe
brus'ioil off the snow. At the sumo
tllll" she noticed thai the healllplit
was liurulnp dim.
"The headliuhl Is covered with
snow!" she ealleil to the fireman.
The youi p follow Instantly drew his
cap tiuher. braced hinielf and swunp
oieu his door. At the first enn I blast,
liie speed of which was that of the
pal tiililed to that of the train, he
closed his ccs and In Id his breath;
then, tal inc hit; lit" in his hands, he
slipped out upon the wet. treacherous
iiiM'iii!.' In. aid of the p'.tohtt'H locouio
live, made his way forward. nnd
chared 1'ie plasq. SUvia wailed with
bri-n'li until his head appeared
in the door again.
"Kit" up. dcao!
nervously, for the
elf .1 pound.
As the twlnkllni
; li am
street lamps of
Xlicr) viile came ititii view. Sylvia blew
a long blast. Hut tho wind, like some
ferocious heap-l i f prey, pounced upon
the sound and throttled It in the teeth
of the whistle. One-third of one hun
dred and forty-Hire miles, was now
pure at I still the (norland was ten
mil utes beiind a' d It wciih il as if no
human power could make up the time.
They were winding through the Till la
Imhi Hills, where tho road was ns
(tool ed ns li sorpeiu's trail. The en
glue jerked vieieu: ly fn 111 side to side,
aid twice Sylvia was nearly thrown
I'mm her seal. The wheel., savagely
ground the rails at every curve, and
made them s'lt ieU ill agony. One side
of tho ei'gii'i first mounted upward,
like a ship upon a wine, then sudden
ly sank, as if engulfed.
Yet she daieil not slacken speed.
The cry of "Time! Time! Time!"
was dinned Into her ears with every
stroke of tho pisoiu. iler train was
but one cog on one wheel in the vast
and complicate I machine of transpor
tation. One slip of that cog would
rudely Jar ilie wiiolo dollcuto mechan
ism from coast to coast.
Tin1 raiu dashed into Cnrbotidnle,
and Sylvia made out ahead tiio plow
ing headlight of the cHsthound train,
side-tracked and waiting for the be
lated "overland." Suppose that the
switch wire open! She know that it
must be closed, but tho sickening
possibility presented Itrelf over and
over again, with its train of horrors,
in the brief space of a few seconds.
She held her breath aud half cltsed
lier eyes as they thundered down
upon tho other train; and when the
engine lurched a little ns It struck the
switch her heart leaped Into her
mouth. The suspense wus mercifully
short, though, for lu nn instant, they
were past Hie danger, and once moro
.-muring the open country.
In spite of the half pipe of sand
which she let run as they climbed
Hegtiitree Hill the last of the Tulla-
TinfM It o,md to Sylvia as It tb
locomotive had lost all Ita vim. Yet
tho Rpned wai slow, only by contrast,
and In reality was terrific. At last,
though, the bl level of the Barren
Plains waa gained, and for forty
miles which were reeled off In less
than thirty minutes they swept
along like an albatross on the crest
of a pale, smoothly and almost noise
lessly In the deadening snow.
Sylvia suspected that the engine
was doing no better right here than
It did every night of tho year. Yet,
when she glanced from the time table
to the ilocK, as they clicked over the
switch points of Melrose she was cha
grined to d scover that tbey were still
eight minutes behind. They were
now approaching tho long twelve
mile descent of Four Mile Creek, with
a beautiful level stretch at the bottom
throuph the Spirit III ver Valley.
Sylvia camo to a grim determination.
Half a dozen times previously she
had wondered, In her tinfamtllarlty
with heavy trains, If she were falling
short of or exceeding tho safety limit;
and half a dozen times she had been
on tho point of apeallng to the fire
man. Hut her pride, even In that
momentous crisis, had restrained her.
Hut Just before they struck the grade
the rsK)uHibllity of her determine
tlon contrary, too, to her husband's
advice seemed too much to bear
(To be continued.)
THE TEST OF TIME.
Useful Instead of Ornamental Are th
Things Which Survive It.
The tomb of Moses Is unknown; but
tho traveler may yet Klako his
thirst at trie will of Jacob. The gor
pooita palace of the wisest and
wealthiest of niotinrchs, with It?
cedar ami lis polu and its ivory, yea,
even the great Temple of Jerusalem,
hallowed by the visible glory of the
lieity himself, are pone; but Solo
moii's reservoirs nre, as perfect as
ever, (if tho ancient architecture of
tho Holy City pot one Hone Is left
upon another; but the I'ool of Doth
salda commands tho pilgrim's rever
ence at the present 'lay. The col
umns of I'oisopnll.-i are molderlng in
dust, but lis cisterns and aqueducts
remain to challenge our admiration.
The pllilon bouse of Nero is a mass
of ruins; but ttie Acpia Claudia still
pours into Koine its limpid stream.
The Temple of the Sun at Tadmore
lu the wilderness, has long since fall
en Into decay; but its fountain yet
rpnrkles os bripntly In the morning
siiniight as when, in days of yore,
thousands of worshipers thronged Its
lolly colonnades. Thus it is that
time, throuph tho Instrumentality of
successive penerallons of men, per
mits the merely ornamental to erum
bio away to worthless ruin while the
truly useful is preserved In all Its
Brief Span of Life.
Tho mlKhty niu s who w rtnclifd the worli
l'.ir In tin. past,
At ilia ruing of In uvea, nnd bold Tamer-
AVhi'ie ii ro they now'.'
The dust of ci-nuirli s old Tlino has cast
A boi I- i ,u h brow.
Win-re roams the spirit of tho Norman?
W In I.'
Thn iini.inii-d soul
That from tin- si-a, a Hon from Its lair.
Arose 'via. lot KtiglaiulV While llir ban
in I fa'.l
The wo;l. saw wavn
O i-r ll.iiold. rcsiiiii; in man's commos
A narrow grnvi ?
What pro'Hs Alexander, now, thnt he
Ai p'-H t In- w orld
l:ei-i- ruin, sorrow, death and mlserv?
il" yiini phalanx which InvslMlbly
.Mom! o'er Hi- 11. Id -I
'ust all Is dm-i! Tho wur Mags all nrt
lioiie cvi'iy thlelii;
M in lifts his vol. e and tills the unlvi r.il
I- or one -"'in: 1 hour
Willi bl.ilai.t vaiintltigs of Ids sword 01
I' M -. .
for Ho.! a Mi,.,r: for ilcsiiny a curse.
Time s stiohi' Is slow ;
Din win u II t ills man withers nt Its pow
er A nJ how x l.lin low.
Man's arm Is strong; Ids footstep shake!
t in ' 'ml :
ills tl I yl .ll
M ii h" .1 n miiihty nation, but his hand
Mil In is i.n.l falls when slops thu running
in old Time's Kass:
I '.-it ns tininr touch a shudder cry a
ii.o Mi'otii; otifs pass!
When Is ih1 glory of tho sword an
Mlli I I"
Tin- ltri:l;l spear's ruM;
fond I"" is siiay win iv once tho lcgloiil
The Metal plowman turns tin) hattlclleld;
i in- i' I els;.- d ponce, may from u Cao
Spi ic.i; Irainiullly,
iih, vim. wlin wuiilil Immortalize ynut
Ne'er S"UlleSS C:tlt
Your in , nl, i i-s blood upon tho pyre ol
Ani eall ilia iltiad black smoke Immortal
Thonua i '-a fed unseen.
Tl e "ni. led mound while marble will out
lit. Afnl sTill lie grei'ti.
Sail I'raiu lM o llulletln.
To Pasteurize Milk.
Any housewife can "pasteurize
milk, makinir it sterile. If slu- caret
to go to a little trouble. Place a pur.
of cold water on the stove and put the
vessel containing the milk into thii
pan. Jte-t as soon ns tho water comes
to a boil take it off. Add a pinch ol
baking soda to the hot milk, tho pro
portion being a littlo less than half a
lenspooiifiil to the quart. If the milk
is swet it will remain so for twenty
four hours even In the hottest weathet
if put In a stoppered bottle. Physi
cians recommend this method of treat
ing milk for tho uso of babies In sum
mer. A Puzzle.
He Hero's a puzzle for you.
She--Let's have It.
lie Give a woman a bunch of phr
togrnphs to examine, including on
i f l.er own, which one will bho look at
I the luiigest, and why?"
Trees and Rainfall.
The minimum rainfall at which treti
will grow is twenty Inches.
ARE LOSING INTEREST
CUBA AND CANADA NOT EAGER
All Markets Better for Cuba Than One
Market Only, While Canada Will
Not Sacrifice Her Domestic Indus
trie by Tariff Reductions.
In the following comment by the
ftee trade Springfield Republican
there Is more of fact than Is custom
ary In that newspaper's discussion of
"Cuba Is reported to be losing In
terest In the adoption of reciprocity by
the United States. It Is finding Itself
able to get along very tolerably with
out reciprocity. One of the Minne
sota congressmen says the people of
that state are becoming more and
more concerned about reciprocity with
Canada, but Canada's Interest In reci
procity, under repeated rebuffs from
the United States, has been declining
as Interest on this side has been in
It Is undoubtedly true that Cuba Is
mrliig less and less about reciprocity.
Kite never really cored very much
about It. Tho scheme of tying up
Liiba with a bargain thnt In tho long
run was sure to. bo a bad one for her,
wbllo It was a viciously unfair and in
jurious bargain for the sugar and to
bacco producers of tho United States,
( rlginated with Havcnieyer's Sugar
trust. Cuba wns not solicitous about
the arrangement. Havemeyer was.
Tho Sugar trust literary bureau was
for a time successful In exploiting: tho
Idea that a moral obligation was in
volved on tho part of the United
States. Many sincere and conscien
tious people supported tho reciprocity
proposition on that ground solely.
Thoy recognized Its injustice to a
larpo nnd Important body of domestic
producers, but they felt bound to re
deem a promise which they were per
suaded to bellove had been made at
somo timo by somebody. Thoy seem
to have lost sight of the fact thnt no
body had the shadow of a right to
make such a promise or the power to
HE WILL NOT
cany It out that Is nobody but the
United States congress. There Is, wo
believe, no pretense that congress ever
n'.nde tuch a promise.
But the moral obligation plea so
shrewdly worked up by the Sugiir
tiust flnnlly flattened out. For n long
time past it lias been patent to the
dullest comprehension that there Is no
moral obligation In tho case; merely
a business deal In which a favored
number of American manufacturing
nnd commercial Interests stand to get
greatly the best of the arrangement,
while the Cuban people outside of
those Identified with tho affairs of tho
Sugar trust, and the Tobacco and Cigar
trust, are certain to be Injured more
ty cutting themselves off from the
world's markets than they would be
benefited by giving to the United
Stntes a monopoly of Cuban trnde.
This is a view now very generally held
In Cttbn. It explains why Cuba Is
"losing interest In the adoption of
reciprocity by the United States."
Similarly true Is tho Republican's
assertion that "Canada's interest in
reciprocity under repented rebuffs
from the United States, has been de
clining as Interest on this side has
been Increasing" Cnnada has found
out that the United States, even If It
would consent to any sort of reciproc
ity, certntnly would tint consent to a
reciprocity limited strictly to, natural
products. Roth Canada and the United
States urn sellers of natural products.
Neither Is a buyer. Canada would
have much to gain by such reciprocity.
The farmers, lumbermen and fisher
men of the United Stntes would be
the losers. Finding that no such Jug
hand led swap can be mnde, Canada
has naturally lost interest in reciproc
ity. Nobody In Catm-la, possibly ex
cepting th fanning, lumber and Ash
ing Interests, fsvors reciprocity In
manufactures. Reciprocity in manu
factures would virtually kill every
Canadian manufacturing Industry.
Reciprocity of this kind, with a pref
erence In favor of the United States,
would cot fail to bitterly offend Great
Britain, to say nothing of Germany,
Prance and the rest of the world. It
Is doubtful whether the British gov
ernment would tolerate nn arrange
ment so unfair and so Injurious to the
manufacturing interests of the United
Kingdom. On Monday of fbls wetft
this very question was under discus
slon In the house of lords. The cable
"The Marquis of LanBdowne, Secre
tary of State for Foreign Affairs, said
the government considered that the
time had come when they should en
deavor to find some means of ascer
taining whether it was possible to ob
tain closer fiscal union with the col
onies; to find some means of protect
ing them if they were subjected to
ill-treatment In consequence of the
preferential treatment they granted
to the mother country, and to discover
means of protecting British interests
apalnst inequitable competition."
Closer fiscal union with the colonies
and the vital need of discovering
"means of protecting British interests
against inequitable competition," such
is and must be British policy. In these
circumstances Is It to be for a moment
supposed that Canada, for the sake ot
enriching the manufacturers of the
United States, will enter Into a reci
procity arrangement that will stifle
her own industries and at the same
time subjoct British Interests to a still
more "Inequitable competition" than
that which Is now complained of?
Such a proceeding on Canada's part Is
out of the question. That Is why Can
ada Is losing Interest In the reciprocity
game. Thnt Is why the National Reci
procity league and Its Minnesota
branch, that Is especially devoted to
the Canadian part of the project, are
wasting their time. All the facts and
conditions are against any general
scheme" of reciprocity between Canada
and the 'United States. There will be
reciprocity when Cannda becomes an
Integral part of the United States; not
Republicans believe In good money,
on a gold basis. In tho scheme of be
ing unlike. It behooves the Democrats
to Indorse silver at the Bryan ratio.
Republicans believe In protection.
Therefore let the Democracy howl for
free trade. Republicans believe In
prosperity and have labored with suc
cess to secure this. Tho Democratic
program, therefore, la to howl In favor
of the good old hard times with Coxey
armies nnd soup houses. Republicans
tnnke no secret of believing In the In
stitution tnlscnlled "Imperialism," and
but partly described by tho word "ex
pansion." Thoy want the country to
grow nnd rejoice that. It is growing.
They regard the taking of the Philip
pines as having boon a duty that to
evade would have been cownrdlce.
They assert thnt to keep tho Philip
pines is tho destiny of this people,
and that this course Is the only one
consistent with honor, redounding to
the credit of the United States and to
tho heroin of the islands. They hold
that tho record of the army has been
clean and honorable, and that the
American soldier fighting under a trop
ic sun does not. by this act become a
bandit, a thief or an assassin.
All those points nro cited simply for
the purpose ot throwing a preserver to
Democracy ns It flounders In a slough
of uncertainty. It Is different from
Republicanism now, but If It wants to
Increase and emphasize the difference
tho way is easy enough. Tacoma
The "Iowa Idea" gained all its fol
lowing from those who wanted to at
tack the tariff as a means of bitting
tho trusts. The "Iowa idea" repre
sented an effort to lower the prices of
commodities that were thought to be
too hign. It was born when beef cat
tle were $8 per hundred pounds. It
voiced the sentiment of a non-producing
class, purchasers, riot Boilers.
It was a doctrine essentially Demo
cratic, and it had to bo put to death
for the good of the country and the
party. It was popular for a time, as
free trade theories always are. Dos
Senator Hanna showed his trie
Americanism In the matter of his
daughter's wedding gown. Ho decid
ed thn( the material should be Amer
ican made and all the work connected
with the construction of thn garment
bo done In this country. He placed
no limit on the expense, but stoutly
affirmed that no foreign texture or for
eign labor should enter Into a make-up
of the trousseau. Good for Mtcus.
South Bend Tribune.
The Lebanon Rustic "discovered"
new rural poet last week, but so fai
the editor has escaped Injury.
In an Audrlan county graveyard I
a tombstone bearing the following In
scription: "Here Lies Jim Pitts. He'
'If Stone of Mexico was after tint '
when he stole Mrs. R. S. Orear's watcto
recently, he got it. He Is now "doing"
According to a Carthage paper,
"Shorty" Moore has "resigned his po
sition" at one livery stable to "ac
cept a position at another."
A Kirksvlllo woman wanted to
break her husband of smoking a pipe,
so she bought him a box of cigars.
Now he breaks the cigars up and
smokes them in his pipe.
The Hannibal Journal or Saturday
told of a woman who "died wlthou
medical aid," showing that It It pos
sible to drop off without the assist
once of a physician necessary.
Plans for the new penitentiary twine
plant are being prepared by the archi
tects. The legislature appropriated
$15,000 for the building, but It it
feared this sum will not be sufficient
A deaf mute was convicted In the
St. Louis police court the other day
of disturbing the peace by making
loud noises. It took III in several min
utes to comprehend what ho had been
Editor Kills of the Vandalla Mall
and KxpresK thinks ho has discovered
the reason why his subscript Ion dol
lars come in so slowly. "From tho
way subscribers do not come In and
pay up." he says', "they must think
that this office kieps a vicious dog."3
A Carthage small boy named Pinker
ton was Injured by the explosion of a
cartridge Thursday. Now, who would
have thought anybody with that, namu
could lur.o been hurt In that way? 1
Kx-Flte Chief George C. Halo doesn't
expect to have much fire fight ing to
do at the World's fair, but he may
ho surprised. It is reported that
"Fire Alarm" Flannlgon ot Carthage
will spend a month at the exposition. 1
The editor of the Pnw Bazoo thinkt
thai this is an exceedingly dull sum
mer, from a news standpoint. He aska
the indulgence of his subscribers
Don't cuss nt us for lnck of news.
Naught' can be gained by chewin';
Dear friends, outside of politics
Nevada Is the home of one of the
pluckiest women In Misouii. Wednes
day her husband was burled, and she
started out to support herself and six
fcrnall children. On Thursday she
d.ld throe family washings. On Friday
she arose nt daybreak, walked to the
country and picked two and one-half
galons of blackberries, which she sold
for $1.2.". The same day she did a
family washing and got another to
Nine Carthage telephone belles went
on a hay ride Friday night. Thpy re
ported a "hell o" a time.
A Henry county paper of Friday
spoke of a dead citizen ns "the de
funct" which, after all. Is not much
worse tha'n the "deceased."
A stingy Linn county mnn who
"couldn't afford to subscribe" stnr
for his nueighbor's home to borrow a
Brookfleld paper Sunday nnd burke
his log in a fall from his horse. The
moral Is apparent.
It Is to be hoped that the World's
fair commission will place those 20'
Jars of preserves on the high shelves
of the exhibit. The fair's .-.ttendiinco
will include several bundled thou
sand small boys.
Mrs. Harriet Evans nnd daughters
of Nevada have closed their board
ing house, which they hnve conducted
since loSl. It is denied that they In
tend to start a bank.
It is not generally known that Mrs.
Henry Clay Dean, widow of the fa
mous "unwashed" Missouri preacher,
lecturer and criminal lawyer, is still
living. She resides on her homestead
in Putnam county.
Editor Adams of the Webb City
Sentinel hwa a 12-year old son who
helps set type for the paper. When
ever he embarrasses his father with
typographical errors the old man
takes him over his knee nnd spnnks
A traveler, riding through Ozark
county thn other day, dismounted
from his horse at a farmhouse to get
a drink of water. At the well ho met
the farmer, who went to the house
a'nd got a tin cup. As the traveler
drank the farmer said: "I don'
know's I ought tor let yew use tliet
cup." "Why?" asked the other man.
"Wal, it belongs to 'Mandy en sho's
sick. She's ben diinkin' out'n It."
"What's wrong with her?" asked the
slightly startled stranger. "Oh, noth
ln' much, I reckon," answered the na
tive. "It lookB a bit like blood poison,
but I don' 'spose It's more then a
slight tech o' the smallpox." Then ho
wondered why tho traveler hurried
A Boouvillo negro Is In Jail for
stealing a cow bell. The police think
he belongs to a ring of thieves,
Ollle Gentry, Governor Dockery'a
private secrptnry. Bays thnt when he
loses his position next year he will go
back to the drug business unless he
captures some moderrrtely good Dem
ocratic nomination in the meantime,
The "meanest man" In Missouri is
the fellow that robbed the hen roost
of Editor Darnell of the Adrlm it',r
nal the other 'fft.''V thi'f t
would take a poof Wuntr L
chickens would sfeal a miii, i. -from
a hungry baby n'"k bot"?