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? Remarkable Violin Test,
i 'An Ing?nions test of old and new vio
lins, In which an Instrument of mod?
Emaire was voted the finest, has
made In Paris. During the per
lance both critics and performers
were in complete darkness, so that it
Was Impossible to see which one of the
.even violins selected for the test was
being played. Then immediately after
being used the ?~j.?trument wt& placed
under a cloth, and the lights were
turned on for a few moments to en
able the critics to write down the
votes. All the violins were played by
two musicians of high standing, and
? -Ihe compositions were- written especi
ally for the test The two violinists
' tried to bring out the best in each
i . violin^ and .the result, decided ny the
votes, was interesting. The moder*
mate of vloljn led the list witt. \
vows, and Its nearest rival for favor
w?s a Stradivarius with 96 votes.
Other old and famous makes of violins
i* -received 82,-85, 83, 82 and 80.-London
Tender Hearted Maid.
1 '* Once upon a time there lived a child
of gentle mien and manners mild; she
was so tender and so kind she wept to
see window blind. She feared it might
give the window pain to leave it stand
ing In the rain. Her maiden aunty
* she would beg not to stone raisins,
beat an egg, or from potatoes take the
eyes. Oh, how this maid did agonize!
'And when she saw her whipping
cream with horor she would sob and
scream. The very thought of killing
time appeared to her a dreadful crime,
and. though to music she inclined, to
beat a measure seemed unkind. To
see the cowslip by the river with ap
prehension made her shiver; to cut a
page or turn'it down would cause a
deprecating frown. And when she
saw them shivering in the chill au
tumn air she knitted stockings for the
trees because their limbs were bare.
Her heart so oft with anguish wrung
caused this poor maid to die quite
Sensitive to Art.
Said the art gallery guide, "Just
(Watch the crowd awhile and see which
of their antics impresses you most"
Presently the visitor said, "I think
lt ls the queer attitudes so many of
"Exactly," said the guide. "They
axe Imitating the poses of the figures
In the portraits. Anybody who sits
for a portrait ls supposed to strike a
graceful attitude. All these people
who have never been painted realize
the grace there is in the poise of the
bead, the turn of the wrist, the slope
. of the. shoulders. They wish they
could look like that, and unconscious
ly they try it The men are as bad
as the women. They straighten up;
they droop; they tilt their heads; they
arrange their bands and feet in imi
tation of the figures they admire most
Sometimes their attempts are very
clever; again they are simply ridicu
lous."-New York Times.
The Waiting Championship.
? An Atchison woman who looks for
good In everything is glad she mar
ried. "lt has taught me patience," she
said. When a girl she flew into a tem
per If she had to wait Ave minutes for
something she wanted, but now she
waits and waits and waits and says
nothing. She waited nine years for
bier new front porch, six years for her
husband to take her to the'theater and , j
eleven years for him voluntarily, when'
. there was no company around, to offer
ber a rocking chair. "This," she said
recently to a friend who heard she was
Bitting up half the night waiting for
ber husband to come home, "ls noth
ing. I cnn wait longer and say less
about it than any woman who ever
lived. I am glad I married; other
wise I could never claim the waiting
championship belt"-Atchison Globe.
Work of the Beavers.
i The formation of the plateau on
which Dubois ls built ls a matter of
great curiosity. Beavers are responsi
ble for it Long before the white men
saw that section of Pennsylvania bea
vers built a huge dam In a well set
valley. Tear by year the stream wash
led rieb mud Into thc dam, and when
the body of water was destroyed 640
seres of land flat as a table top were
left On this stands Dubois.-Altoona
; "I suppose," said the kind lady as
nhe handed the husky hobo a generous
[wedge of apple pie, "that your lot is
full of ha rs iii ps?"
"Da? s de proper word fer lt, ma'am,"
replied the h. h. "In de winter w'en
de farmers ain't doin' nothin' but eat
In* apples an' drinkin' hard cider ifs
too cold fer me to be trampin' aroun*.
en' in de summer people's allers offer
In' me work."-Chicago News.
Wanted lt Matched.
Mrs. Pride-Jimmy, dear, would yon
mind doing an errand for me today?
Mr. Pride-What is lt? Mrs. Pride
The cook says we won't have enough
chicken for dinner, so I wish yon
would, take this bird down to the shop
and see if you can get it matched.
' Economy often consists in doing
without -something you want now in
order to get something you don't want
In the future.-Atlanta Journal.
A Deep One.
Doting Mother-Tell me, professor,
ls my son a deep student? Professor
(dryly)-None deeper, ma'am. He's al
ways at tbe bottom.
Gravity is the ballast of the soul,
which keeps the mind steady.-Fullers
Dr. F. L. PARKER,
Over Bank of Johnston.
New supply of printing material
just received at The Advertiser of
ficer. Send us your orders when
you need printing of any kind done.
The Hindu jugglers and acrobats are
tho most skillful In the world. One of
the latest stories told of them is about
a performer who went through many
wonderful feats perched on the top of
a single bamboo stick about fifteen
feet in height The top of the stick
wits tied to a girdle around his waist,
and a leg rest was provided by a cush
ion a few feet down the pole. Perch
ed on this slender stick be hopped and
danced about in the liveliest way, ac
companied by the tapping of a drum.
It would be considered a skillful feat
to walk about with ease on a pair of
stilts fifteen feet in height, but this
Hindu showed a marvelous power of
equilibrium on a single stick. He did
other things even more wonderful. For
example, be balanced a light stick on
his nose and a heavy one on his chin
and then threw the heavy one into the
air with his bead and caught lt on the
end of a light one. While balancing
the two sticks thus, end on end. he
made one revolve'in one direction and
the other in the opposite direction.
"Groy" end "Gray."
What is the difference, if any, l>e
tween "grey" and "gray," aside from
the matter of spelling?
The editor of the Oxford Dictionary
some years ago made exten?ed inquiry
as to usage and found that opinions in
London varied. Replies to his ques
tlons showed that in Great Britain the
form grey is the more frequent in use,
despite the authority of Dr. 'johnson
and later lexicographers, who give the
preference to gray. Many correspond
ents said that they used the two forms
with a difference of meaning or appli
cation, the distinction most generality
recognized being that grey denotes a
more delicate or lighter tint than grey.
Others considered the difference to be
that gray is.a warmer color or that it
has a mixture of red or brown. An
other group held that grey has more of
sentiment, gray more of color, which
may mean that grey Is a suggestion
rather than a positive outline.-New
The invitation list of the governor
general of Canada is made out strictly
in accordance with precedent, but ls
not kept up to date always, the aid
who bas to send the invitations ont
generally an Englishman or a Scotch
man-not always being an courant
with changes on the list The late Slr
Antoine Dorion, chief justice of Que
bec, was once Invited to some func
tion, as was proper, but Lady Dorion.
who was dead, was Invited likewise.
Sir Antoine accepted for himself, but
declined for her ladyship, on the
ground that she was in the cemetery.
The next year, however, the same mis
take was made, so the old judge wrote
back to the aid-de-camp in waiting:
"Sir Antoine Dorion accepts, etc..
but, her ladyship being still in St
Anne's cemetery, Sir Antoine is com
pelled again to decline the Invitation
A New Game.
William is the only son of a pious
minister, and, though he is only three
and a half years of age, his father
considers lt quite time be learned
properly to observe grace on coming
to the table. His parents have more
than once endeavored to explain to
him the reasons for bis so doing, but
the lit/_.e boy regards it as no more
than an amusing game.
The other afternoon hts older sister
made another attempt to Interest him
in this duty. All were seated at din
ner, and on the first words. of the
grace William's small head dropped
in his hands in apparent reverence.
His sister, secretly pleased with ber
success, stole a glance at him, when,
to the consternation of the family, he
sprang up, shouting gleefully:
"Oh, Sis, you're it! I saw you peepl"
-Woman's Home Companion.
Barred Them Out.
A proprietor of a cotton mill in Eng
land who is something of a philoso
pher posted np on the factory gates
the following notice: *
"No cigars or good looking men ad
When asked for an explanation he
Bald: "I'll tell yon. The one will set
a Same agoing among my cottons and
the other among the girls. I won't ad
mit such inflammable and dangerous
things into my establishment at any
The Ink That Homer Used. v
Ink of various hues was used by the
ancient Bomana that of a purple tint
being considered the exclusive fluid
for the execution of all royal writings,
as it was distinctively the royal color.
It is said that Homer's works were
written in letters of gold on a roll 120
feet in length, formed of the intestines
Ot serpents, but v?e are left in igno
rance as to the method of preparing
Trying to Prove lt.
Angry Father-Great Scott! What
are you doing. Johnny? Why, con
found it, you've got my new watch all
to pieces! Johnny-les, dad. Teach
er toid us today that a good watch
ought to have at least 170 parts, so I
thought I'd see if yours was a good
j Preparing Her.
"I hope madame ls not supersti
1 "No, my girl. Why?"
"Because I have just broken the large
mirror in the parlor."-Paris Bire.
I Success doesn't "happen." It is or
ganized, pre-empted, captured, by con
secrated common sense.-F. B. Wil
NEW BARBER SHOP.
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next door to the post-office. A very
skilled, courteous barber is in charge.
New furniture and equipment. Your
patronage is respectfully solicited.
M. W. HUDGENS.
Hall and dining room lamps at
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When you buy from ns you know it's righi
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