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L. C. Hayne.
Chas, C. Howard,
Little ona ollmblnff the hallway stairs,
Be careful-the way Ia steep*
And the Utile; hands and feet are weak
For the task of tho upward creep.
.Tis nany a fall you've had, alas!
And many a bump and bruise;
._.. JjuXhope. brims tull In your Ilttlo heart,_
And quickly the task renews.
Little one climbing the hallway stairs,
Look up and climb, nor fear;
For dose in the shadows a watcher stands
And fatherly arms aro near.
I THE WHI'
LB, George EtH
The leaden sky contained snow and
'flakes were falling spasmodically. All
around in thc dense woods drifts were
heaped high. Donald Stalworth, with
snowshoes sinkiug deep in the flaky
crust, stood pan Ling with his exertions
The mighty stillness of the words op
' pressed him. Overhead the dull clouds
I were murky and threatening.
"I" must1 be five miles from home,'
Donald muttered. "It will be a hard
pull, and there's more snow coming.'
He rested some moments against
heavily laden birch tree, whose white
bark he mechanically stripped off.
While engaged in this occupation he
heard a noise which aroused the natur
al instincts of the hunter. It was
faint bleat of a deer, but with a strange
ly pitiful plaint in it that made Don
, aid exclaim
"What's up? Something is wrong!
It must be a wolf or dog
The possibility of a stray dog in the
great lonely woods was not great, and
he soon dismissed that view from mind
"It must be wolves or some other
wild beast I wonder how far it is!"
He listened intently, applying his
ear to the surface of the snow. The
dismal cry of the deer was. repeated
at Intervals, growing fainter at every
call. Suddenly Donald looked up at
the sky anxiously, and then do/rn the
trail which led to his home. But with
a new resolve he tightened the strap
of one of his snowshoes, picked up
his rifle, and started off in another di
"I must find out the trouble," be
said between his clenched teeth.
Tired though he was he slid along
on his snowshoes with agility, and
quickly passed beyond the opening in
the forest to the thickest part of it.
Prom this direction came the strange
bleat of the deer. Five minutes later he
stood in an opon glade with one of
those rare sights of animal struggles
pictured before him that is allowed to
the fortunate few. Two large bucks
stood facing each other, with low?red
heads, and horns interlocked in a dead
ly embrace. In their fierce struggle tor
thffimastery' their horns^had become
" entwined so that ne-ither could escalpo.
Back and forth in the small opening
they had been plunging, pushing, shov
ing, and pulling, hoping to break the
deadly embrace, but all they had ac
complished was to pack the snow hard
under their feet and tighten the fearful
grip of the horns.
Donald stood a moment in surprise
and amazement watching the strug
gling, doomed arlmals. No power of
their own could ever release them. Ono
might prove the stronger and gradual
ly tire out his opponent, but death to
either one meant lingering starvation
to the other. To be interlocked with
the horns of a dead deer was no vic
tory to anticipate.
Bcjth animals appeared to realize their
danger. Instead of bucking and fight
ing with the fire"?f anger flashing in
their eyes, they stood quiet and tremb
ling, bleating pitifully for the help
which might never come. Nothing
could break the-lock of the terrible
? horns. ". * - - -
"Well, this ls a conundrum," re
marked Donald with a whistle. "If I
shoot them both, it will relieve them
of a lingering death; but I can't take
home their bodies, and if i leave them
here the wolves will soon make way
He stood idly by, gazing at the ani
mals, while the two bucks stood quiet
as if waiting for his verdict. A far
away cry of a wolf suddenly made
them shiver with fear, and one utter
ed a half-broken plea for help. This
rowed Donald to say:
"I'll get them out -'of'the troubl? if I
can. It's a shame to leave them here to
be killed by wolves. But it will take
He glanced up at "the gathering
signs of a new storm, -and at the dark
ening landscape around; but as ii for
getful of his own -danger he stepped
up to the two-struggling animals. They
winced and renewed the struggle as
he placed a hand on their heads. But
they were helpless and unable to make
"Now keep quiet," he said soothing
ly, stroking them with his hand. But
lt required some effort on his part to
induce them to be quiet while ha stud
ded the oroblem before him. The horns
were locked in one of the simplest
wkys Imaginable, but nothing would
ever break the embrace unless they
could be. pried sideways at just the
Donald placed his rifle between
the horns and started to pry them
apart; but this caused renewed kicking
and bucking on the part of the two
terrified animals. Bark- and forth, he
followed them, holding his rifle in posi
tion and prying hard at every, favora
"You foolish things? why don't you
stand still?" he muttered, as he tugged
away. "Can't you see I'm helping you?"
Finally, worn out with their contin
ued exertions.. the- bucks stopped in
the middle of the glade and panted
and bleated mournfully. Another cry
of a distant wolf made them quiet and
fearful. Touring this lull In their strug
gles Donald put ..all" of his strength
and energy-info-, a few desperate ef
forts to pry the barns- apart How* hard
and tough they appeared; yielding slow
ly to his tug and pull. Twice he had
the obstinate^ horns at the point of
Upping apart; but they fell back in
eir former.'- position . with a- sharp
lick. Each time the bucks jumped
Ideways and tried to renew their
truggles. * '
But tho third^time Donald was more
ccesaiul. With a Anal effort he swung
? largest born around the bend in
Now over tho topmost Btep you ria?,
And your eye Is Unshed oa me;
UV piad heart warms and joins you in
Your cry o? victory.
Little one climbing the ballway stairs,
I speak to myself in you ;
For lama child with an upward task,
And I am a climber, too.
'Tis many a fall and a soar I get
In climbing the upward way, -
For weak are these ho ads and feet to keep
On tho ascent day by day.
TE DEER. ?
the other, and then released it. There
was a louder click than before, and the
two bucks leaped a foot in the air.
But much to their own surprise they
raised their heads In the air and shook
them free. They stared at each other,
twisted their pecks to see if they were
broken, and bent their heads down and
then up again. They danced around
the open space and appeared so daied
by their sudden release that they acted
[in.e children just out of school.
Donald laughed aloud and said:
'Don't know what to make of it, do
rou? Well, don't do any more fighting,
jr you'll get in trouble again."
The bucks appeared not to notice
dim. Then, at the sound of his voice
:hey stopped and stared, at him. Now
lon't try any of your "tricks on me,"
Donald said, knowing the bellicose na
:ure of the animals. "I can drop both
)f you in your tracks."
. He held his rifle ready for an emer
?ency, but the bucks after staring hard
it him for several moments turned
luietly and trotted away together in
he forest. They were like two friends
vho had made up their differences, and
vere determined not to fight or quar
ti any more. Donald raised his rifle to
lis shoulder and muttered:
"How easily I could drop them! I
vonder why I don't? I've hunted weeks
>efore and never got such a fine shot as
his. Why don't I shoot?"
He iowere.i aun taised his rifle, but
:ach time he shook his head and added:
'It would be a shame to shoot them
ifter helping them out of such a family
rouble. It wouldn't be right!"
Then they got beyond his range, and
ie lowered his rifle for good. "Well,
low they are safe, but I can't say that
am. It's pretty late and over five miles
o travel. It's snowing hard, too!"
The snow was falling heavily, and In
illnding clouds. Donald had oeen so
nterested in the two deer that he had
riven little attention to the approach
ng storm; but now he whistled sharply
iud turned to move down the tra!1 Thc
?louds of snow were obliterating it
ixcept for a few feet ahead. With bent
lead he stared hard at Restudying the
rees as~~he Hurried along. It would be
atal to get off the trail.
The storm was the second half of a
rtizzard-cold, windy, and blinding,
rhe flakes of snow struck his face with
Ingling pain. He tried to ward them
iff, but he had to study his path care
ully in order to keep on the trail, and
hus his face had to receive the brunt
if the storm.
He covered a mile and then stopped
md panted. Regaining his breath, he
ried to renew the journey. The second
nile seemed harder, for the snow sur
ac'e yielded to his weight, and made
mow-shoeing slow and difficult How
ie covered the three miles he could not
my; but when on the point of congrat
llating himself at his progress he sud
lenly started with alarm. He was not
>n the trail! Ih some way he had
nissed it and had followed a false one
br a long time.
Donald's heart dropped and his hands
rembled. It was almost useless to at
empt to find it in that blinding s*orm.
fet he could not give up in despair.
ie stopped and tried to think, going
>ver mentally every back step he had
aken'and studying in his mind each
amiliar landmark he had noted.
It was with a dreary and almost
lopeless spirit th?t he finally turned
iround and tried to retrace his foots
teps. But these too, were filled up
vith the drifting snow a dozen yards
>ack, and he was more hopelessly
nixed than ever. In his extreme peril,
donald for the first time wished he had
lot turned out of his path to save the
"I might have left them alone to
ight it out or shot them and moved
in," he .''aid bitterly. "I saved their
ives, but L'v2 lost mine."
These reflections irritated him, and
ie stopped several times to inveigh
igainst his luck and the deer. "They
vere thankless things, anyway," he
inally muttered. 'They trotted off and
lidn't even thank me."
Donald shook himself. This sort of
hing would not do. He was slowly
ridding to the cold, and half-dreamily
iccusing the deer of his whole trouble.
)nce or twice visions of them had act
?ally appeared before his mind. They
ooked like "white deer" flashing out
)? the clouds of snow.
"If T only knew where I was I would
lot care," doggedly said the fellow.
'But this being lost in a storm is ter
rifying. If I only had something to
ruide nie or keep me company. There's
He stopped and hit his head. The vl
iion of the "white deer" had appeared
lefcre his mind again. But this time it
lid not disappear when he opened his
;yes. There is stood before him. Donald
gasped and then rushed forward to
.ouch the animal.
His hands caine in contact with the
warm, wet body of an animal,, and then
;he "white deer" sprang forward and
lisappeared in the cloud of snow. "It
?vas no vision/' Donald said exultantly.
.'Well, I'll follow his tracks. Deer al
ways know how to get out of a storm."
Peering down in the snow he picked
jp the small holes made by the deer'a
ieet, and in a few moments he was fol
owing the tracks as a hound after
jame. They led in the opposite direc
:ion from the one Donald had been tak
ing, and in a short time they brought
?lim to a denser part of the woods,
rhen the snow obliterated them, and
tie was left to his own resources.
Through the deadly stillness of the
storm there came a gentle breathing,
pulsating noise that alarmed Donald.
Was he yielding to the cold again? HQ
stamped his feet and flung his hands
outward to rouse himself. But tho
noise continued. Donald picked himself
up and followed its direction. A dozen
feet forward he stumbled against some
thing hard which reared directly in bis
pathway. He touched it, and in the
darkness tried to study it with his eyes.
Then he gave a shout of exultation. It
was one of the small log shelter cabins
he had helped to build for summer
uses when camping In the woods. He
: knew that under its sheltering roof and
sides tnere would be warmth and. pro
tection from the terrible storm.
But Inside the shed-like cabin there
was a noise of alarm. As Donald floun
dered through the snow a deer rushed
out of the shelter and disappeared in
the storm. It was his "white deer"-one
of the bucks he had rescued. Donald
stood silent and amazed. It seemed so
like a vision that he was unable to
speak for some time. In the desire to
find shelter from the blizzard the buck
had unconsciously directed him to the
old cabin, where he was safe from the
cold for the night. ^
"I don't think I'll say-anything more
about ungratefulness," Donald re
flected. "That deer was the only thing
that saved rae from a terrible death.
Sometimes Providence works in a
strange way."-New York Times.
CL'AINT ANO CURIO J i
Most fishermen along the coast of
France still avoid going to sea in the
first two days of November, owing to
the superstitious fear of the "death
wind" and the belief that at that Urne
the ghosts of drowned fishermen rise
and capsize boats.
Millions of butterflies are eaten every
.year by the Australian aborigines. The
insects congregate in vast quantities on
the rocks of the Bugong mountains, and
the natives secure them by kindling
fires of damp wood and thus suffocat
ing them. Then they are gathered in
baskets, baked, sifted to remove the
wings, and finally pressed into cakes.
According to a telegram lately re
ceived from Irkutsk, a huge rent of re
cent formation has been discovered on
the side of Mount Verkholensky. At
first it was thought that the fissure was
thc-result of volcanic action, but it has
been found on close examination by
geologists that the steam and white
hot exudations thrown out from the
rent are due to the spontaneous com
bustion of coal schists under the sur
face of the mountain.
Madame de Genlis, in a work on
"Time," tells us that the famous Chan
cellor D'Aguesseau, observing that his
wife always delayed 10 or 12 minutes
before she carno down to dinner, and,
reluctant to lose so much Hine dally,
editions and wu.
The number of artificial coloring
matters prepared since Pekin's discov
ery nearly fifty years ago of the pre
paration of aniline dyes from coal
tar has been enormous. It is estimated
that at the present day over 3,000,000
different individual dye stuffs are easi
ly accessible to our industries, while at
least 25,000 form the subject of patent
specifications. The number of coloring
matters furnished by natural agancies
is comparatively small, and those that
do exist threaten soon to be ignored
in favor of coal tar derivatives.
Mr. Moeran writes to describe a re
markable incident that occurred while
shooting at a herd of ten deer at Port
umna, states the London Feld. "I
picked," he says, "an eight-year-old
buck that stood head and shoulders
clear of the others, a little nearer to
me and broadside on. The bullet
struck J.iim fair on the neck, about
three inches below the butt of his ear,
turned almost at right angles, and
came out at the back of his neck. It
then struck a doe in the centr? of th?
forehead, coming out at the back of
her head, and finally passed through
the neck of a yearling doe just behind
the ear, lodging under the skin on the
far side. All three deer were killed on
the spot. The distance was ninety-sev
en yards, and the rifle used was a Win
chester carbine 440, with a flat-nosed
rhenomenn In Anntrnlln.
A great deal of interest has been
created In scientific circles here by the
dispatches from Australia telling of an
extraordinary red dust storm that
broke over Melbourne, November 12,
and which afterward became general
over New South Wales.
One phenomenon in connection with
the storm was the falling of fireballs,
which "set fire to several buildings in
Melbourne. At midday the city was in
darkness, people traversing the streets
with lanterns. The superstitious
thought that the end of the world was
about to come, and scenes of panic are
described in some of the dispatches.
At the same time comes the news
that the Savaii volcano in Samoa is in
violent state of eruption, and that the
villages In the neighborhood are cov
ered with ashes to a depth of two
inches. Sir Norman Lockyer, the as
tronomer, in an interview printed in
The Daily Mail stated that fireballs
were constantly seen at the time of tht
recent eruptions in the West Indies,
so that it is possible that the phenom
ena in Australia may have been con
nected with the volcanic activity in
The fireballs are generally described
as globular lightning. There are rec
ords of much damage having been
caused by them. In 1S09 the Warren
Hastings, a British warship, was
struck on the masts by three fireballs
in quick succession. In 1S81 an elec
tric ball entered a wooden dwelling in
a village of Auvergne. It exploded and
set fire to the house, with the result
that a child was burned to death.-For
eign Correspondence of the New York
A MIch'T I'ollilcinn.
Politician-There goes a mon you
should know. He carries thc state ol'
Illinois in his pocket.
Candidate-Indeed! Who ls he?
Politician-A map peddler- Chicago
-H - ??
NEXT SPEAKER OF
THE HOUSE OF
RSV **!85!HE Hon> JoseI)u G- Can*
non, who will in all hu
A man probability be ?lect
if 1 jy cd Speaker of the House
of the Fifty-eighth Con
gress, has the distinction
of having served longer In the lower
legislative chamber than any of his
thirrj'-four predecessors. The Eigh
teenth Congressional District of lill*
nols first bent him to represent lt at
the National Capital in the year that
General Grunt defeated Horace Gree
ley for the Presidency, and he has done
so continuously ever since, with the
one exception of the Fifty-second ses
sion, '90 to '92, when he was made to
stay at home by a Democra* named
His election to the next highest office
under the Government will be the real
near Guilford Courthouse. In 1S30. He
went to Indiana early with his parents,
where he received only a common
school education. At fourteen he hired
out ns a clerk in a country store, and
Ive years later bopan the study of law.
Deciding that there was not much
tionor for a prophet In his own country
be concluded to go to Douglas County.
Illinois, to begin his practice. That
Qrst year in bl? profession, 1S3S. was
pretty hard pulling for the future
Speaker of tho House, and there is no
denying that he would have come to
actual Avant If a friend had not stood
for his board bill. It was not in thc
young lawyer's make-up, however, to
allow difficulties to daunt him. By
hard work and untiring perseverance
each succeeding year saw his Influence
broaden and his practice enlarge. With
his inborn aggressiveness he was soon
Identified with his party's politics, and
In lS?l he was elected State's Attor
ney, a position he hold until 1808. His
experience ns counsel in oases or every
conceivable kind, during those fourteen
years before he became a member of
Congress In 1S72. undoubtedly fitted
him for the useful place he has filled
Mr. Cannon ls ono of the oldest and
ablest veterans In public lifo-Indeed,
he will be the oldest mau who has ever
occupied the Speaker's chair. Through
all of his long career his bitterest ene
mies have never bren able lo connect
bis name in the remotest way with any
scandal. Ile Is a rough-and-tumble
fighter: In debate he ls not choice in
the use of lils adjectives, but he has a
keen intellect, unimpeachable honesty,
and a character of sterling worth. Ile
Is well known as one of tho most con
servative members of the House. As
Chairman of the Appropriations Com
mittee he has had control of the supply
bills, and with so jealous care has he
watched tho proposed expenditures that
he has Callen heir to the late Mr. Hol
man's sobriquet, "The watch dog of
KING CH?LAL0NGK0RN, OF SFAfl.
i /*.->?.. --R..JU,.-....
It Is reported that he will soou pay a
.visit to the United States.
Over $500,000 is to be spent on hy
draulic mountings for the barbette
guns of the battleship King Edward
YU., now building nt Devonport,
to Make the Kind Worn by
Workmen r\ Cartoons.
?If you are a workman you would,
perhaps, like to have one of those neat
looking square paper caps such as thu
uyawny and handsome workmen of
tl\e cartoons wear,
pduard A. Loos, a chemist, sends tn
the*\ Philadelphia Record an interesting
I lei, . ?upanyiug dia
gram carefully, may build for himself
in a few minutes a cheap, strong and
durable working hat.
"There appeared some time ago,"
writes Mr. Loos, "some remarks about
the conventional headgear of the work
ingman of thc cartoon. This is not, as
seemed to be supposed, a portion of a
flour bag, but a sheet of paper, about
nineteen bj' twenty-three inches, fold
ed Into a cap. This sheet ls folded so
ns to form a rectangle four and a half
Inches by seven Inches, in thc centre,
ns indicated by the lines AB, CD, EF
and GH in tho diagram. The sides and
ends are then turned up to form a sort
of box, to do which it is necessary to
make diagonal creases, as shown. MS,
for example, being made by bringing
MH un to MD-shown by the folded
paper - the triangular projections at
thc corners being folded up along the
pidos of tho box. Now, by a little pa
tient manipulation thc edges of this
box are all (urned down outwardly for
about one Incliof thc depth. This turn
is then repeated, It being a little less
troublesome to make the second turn.
In tilla way a surprisingly strong cap
Vox to Shirt ii I'tilky nurse.
A balky horse and a load of coal
caused considerable excitement at the
railroad station, and by Ibo arrival of
Ganeit Duryea, an experienced horse
man, bystanders were taught a practi
cal lesson in starting equines with a
bad temper. The horse refused to
draw the load and would not move an
Inch despite all kind of endeavors and
suggest ions until Duryea arrived and
commenced to apply the whip lightly
to tho animal's fore legs. Suddenly
(he horse started ahead on a trot for
Uniondale, where thc coal was to be
taken. Duryea walked away uncon
cerned with the plaudits of tho specta
tors who witnessed his successful feat.
"I never knew that trick to fail In
starting a balky horse," he said. "They
can't stand any whipping on the fore
legs. If you ever have a horse that
will not go, just try lt."-Brooklyn
Ac'1 TIL: lind Urn wine.
To a group of friends Ellen Terry
once said: "Acting is not like drawing.
You make a line. If lt ls wrong, you
mb lt 0"t nt once and make another.
With acting that ls Impossible; there
is"no altering-it must stand. I often
feel as if I must cry to the audience,
'Oh, that is wronp. not ns I meant It
to be; let mo act that part or sentence
over again.' "-San Francisco Argo
y KntcrprlsInB Til levee.
. South Africa can boast of some en
terprising thieves. The equipment of
the Kruersdorp and District Rifle tar
gets and a hut have recently been
They Can Be Used For Transporting
Beeves or Sheep.
The transport of sheep and -cattle on
tlie Argentine railways ls an item of
traffic of considerable and steadily In
creasing importance. The numbers car
ried being large, the distances great
and the freights low, special arrange
ments have to be made for dealing
STOCK CARS ARRANGED FOR C&.TTLE.
with this class of tuiflLc, and tho
wagon illustrated herewith with two
doors is an example of the style or type
most generally used, although differing
in.many details of design. The upper
door is raised when the wagon is used
for cattle, and lowered into position
when I lie two floors are. required for
sheep. These wagons ar? run coupled
together, in trains of twenty or more
wagons, each wagon containing an
average ol' 200 sheep.
In the present design tho loading and
vnloadiiig are facilitated by making
the upper as well as thc lower floor
continuous throughout the train when
Hie wagons are standing.
The upper floor consists of four flaps
or sections hinged to the sides of the
wagons, this arrangement being found
.o involve less complication than liftlm
STOCK CARS ARRANGED FOR SHEEP.
or lowering it by gearing, as ls some
times done. The Hoer is carried on six
hearers of pitch pine, three iuclies by
four and a half Inches, strengthened by
wrought iron plates one-eighth inch
thick screwed on to one side. When
the lower floor only is used the upper
one Is turned up and safely secured hy
pins and cotters, four of the bearers
being disposed at the sides of thc
wagon underneath the middle rall,
which carries the hinges; but owing
to the width of the wagon In propor
tion to its length, lt is impossible to
accommodate all In this pos?tlcu, each
end one being placed slightly across
the corner. .These end. bearers have
hinged to them a small flap, which
serves the purpose of joining and mak
ing-continuous the upper floor.
Leprosy la Frnnce.
The revelation that leprosy exists in
.France to Buch an extent as to call for
the erection of a special hospital -has
caused quite a scaxe iu Paris. It ap
pears that there are nearly a score of
cases under treatment in the St. Louis
Hospital, and the Municipal Council
has been-asked to vote 25,000 fiancs
for the erection of a special pavilion, so
*as to isolate them from the other pa
It asneara, however, that leprosy is
not a contagious disease and that the
other'patients run no risk of infection.
The doctor in charge of the hospital,
however, fears that the lepers may be
attacked by tuberculosis, to which
they are peculiarly subject. As cases
of tuberculosis are treated In the same
ward, he thinks it better to erect a spe
cial pavilion for the lepers. This dec
laration as to the non-contagiousness
of leprosy will come as a surprise to
rrtfst people, as it is a popular belief
that the disease Is contagious In the
highest degree. As, however, there is
not the slightest grounds to doubt these
declarations of men .of the eminence of
Dr. Allopean and his. aids, the Paris
ians need not* fear the outbreak of an
epidemic of leprosy. r
Dead Sea Evaporation.
Scientific observation justifies the
estimate that a daily average of 0,500,
0?0 tons pf water is received into the
Dead Sea from the Jordan and other
resources during the year. During the
rainy season, says the Chicago Record
Herald, the amount is very much
.greater; during the dry season lt Is. of
course,' very much less, but this aver
age will be maintained year after
year. There is no'outlet^ and the level
Is kept down by evaporation., only,
which Is very rapid because of the
intruse heat, the dry atmosphere, and
the dry winds which, are constantly
blowing down the gorges between the
mountains. This evaporation causes
a haze or mist to hang over the lake at
all times, and, when lt.Is more rapid
than usual, heavy clouds form and
thunderstorms sometimes rage .with
great violence In the pocket between
the cliffs, even In the dry season. A
flood of rain often falls upon the sur
face of the sea when the sun is shining,
and the atmosphere ls as dry as a bone
half a mlle from the shore. The moun
tains around the Dead Sea arc rarely
the two found tm-.? -^uj_..! ~
many bathing establishments which
even now still survive In the older
quarters of Paris. Scarcely had the
editor settled himself down to enjoy
his warm bath when he heard Beaude
laire call out: "Now that you can no
longer defend yourself,1 dear friend, I
will read you my live-act tragedy!" It
should be explained that lu those days
the taking of .1 bath was, in Paris, a
lengthy and important business; the
longer the bather stayed in the warm
water the better it was supposed to be
for lils health.
To facilitate tho calling up of ve
hicles telephones are to be erected on
or near all thc cab ranks in Berlin.
A ' FAMILY rtrnU
Bill Jones, he hos a little boy.
With such a wondrous head
That Bill will stand around for houra
Repeating what he said.
And even it we do not smile,
Bill laughs with all his heart,
And says he is a lucky man
To havo a child so smart.
Of Bill's Intentions there's no doubt;
He doesn't mean to shirk,
But keeps on talking of bis boy i.
When ho should go to work.
Ii that child holds his humorous beat,
A mournful fate he'll meet
His father won't do work enough
To earn tho price of meat.
. , HUMOROUS.
"The fact that some marriages are
happy and others are unhappy," says
the Cynical Bachelor, "is purely acci
Wigg-Old Happygolucky is pretty
well preserved, isn't he? I wonder
how he manages it." Wagg-I sup
pose he keeps out of jars.
Sharpe-I wonder why women are
not admitted as members in the Stock
Exchange. Wheal ton-For practical
reasons. If one came in a man would
be 'expected to give up his $20,000 seat
"Young man," said the minister,
gravely, "you must choose between
the narrow path and the' broad road."
"Guess I'll take the .broad road," re
plied the rich man's son. "I own an
"Am I to understand that you were
discharged from the army for a, mere
breach of etiquette." queries the inter
ested friend. "Yes, sir," boldly as
serted Col. Blupher. "What was it?"
"Turning my back to the enemy."
Son of the House-Won't you sing
something, Miss Murial? Miss M.
Oh, I daren't after such good milgie as
we have been listening to. Son of the
House-But I'd rather listen . to your
siDging. than to any. amount of good
Jack (to lady, come out to lunch)
Are you coming wit!? the guns this af-i
tenroon, Miss Maud? Miss Maud-I
would, but I don't thjnk I should like
to see a lot of poor birds shot! Jack
Oh, if you go with Fred, your feelings,
will be entirely spared.
Merchant-Yes, I've lost my entire
fortune. Our most trusted employe
robbed us of enough to force my com
pany into bankruptcy. Friend-But
you surely saved something from the
wreck. Merchant-No. We found the
receiver as bad as the thief.
"'""?' rlnnrlv whn Had UPPTI navin .r-T?fa
What do you call that?" " 'Men Who
Bled Their Country.'" 1
''Tell the truth, now. You are a pro- J
fesslonal beggar, are yon. not?" said J
the keen-faced individuel who'EaV?eca^
braced. "I used to think I was," re
plied the weary wayfarer, "but since
13 cents and an exchange ticket are
all I have to show for a day's work 1
am forced to the conclusion that I am
merely an amateur.-"
"Wasn't it a terrifying experience,"
asked his friend, "when you lost your
foothold and went sliding down the
mountainside?" "It was exciting, but
extremely interesting," said the col
lege professor. "I could not help no
ticing all the way down, with what ab
solute accuracy I was following along
the line of least resistance."
Trayer Healing Sustained.
By his decision on the Eva Earl case
in the police court, Judge Dick has es
tablished the right of persons to en
gage in the business of praying at the
bedside of sick persons, for certain
The defendant, Eva Earl, was arrest
ed some time ago on tho charge of
violating the medical laws of the state
by practicing medicine without a li
cense. The person was a Mrs. Prentiss
of Valley Crossing, now deceased. J
In passing upon the case Judge
Dick said UT?--whole question hinged
upon the word "treatment," as used
in the statutes. He reviewed the testi
mony in the case, and said that there
were fess paid the defendant; accord
ing tb the testimony she was to receive
$5 for her,- first visit and ?3 for subse
The evidence showed that the only
treatment was that the ? defendant
kneeled by tho bed of the sick person
and prayed; this, while it may not
have done ?ny good for the sick wom
an, evidently did no harm. The Judge
said he did not believe the law con
templated restricting prayer, even
though the person doing the prayer re
ceived a fee; he took it that the law
was meant to apply to persous "treat
ing" invalids, where there was no skill
and where an injury might follow.
After dwelling to some length as to
the right of a sick person, or the
friends of a sick person, to call in anv
one for the purpose of praying, Judge
Dick dismissed the defendant-Colum?
Interesting Hird i?rouplncu.
Two new mountings have been added
to the bird room of the University ol
Michigan museum. The first consists
of a floating nest and eggs and two
pied-billed grebes. The nest was
found by Richard "D. T. Hollister, in
a marsh near Whitmore lake.
Tho second is a kingfisher's n
containing seven young bird
nest is in a model bank
eight feet long.