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' "Do rou know the origin of the
name of the Tombigbee river?" asked
the well informed man. "Well," Ire
went on, "it is Choctaw, every syl
lable, only the word is not "Tombig
bee;' it is 'Tom-bi Ik-bi,' two words,
the T being short in each instance.
Long ago Choctaws inhabited the sec
tion now embraced within the states
of Mississippi and Alabama and trav
ersed by the stream that song was
about. Nearly a century ago a white
man-a carpenter-came among the
Indians. He lived on the banks of
the stream and among other things
made rude coffins for burials. Indians
at that time "burled" their dead upon
an arbor supported by poles, but they
gradually came to the white man's
custom of burying in earth and went
to the white man carpenter to get
their boxes. From this incident, I am
told, the stream received its name,
^Tom-bi' meaning box and *Ik-bi'
meaning make or maker, only they
added the word 'bok,' which signifies
river or creek, so, literally translated,
the combination means 'the river
where lives the man that makes box
es.' Time as well as the Anglo-Saxon
disposition to round corners in pro
nunciation Anglicized 'Tom-bi Ik-bi'
into 'Tombigbee.'-Wichita Eagle.
The Uplift Movement.
'? When ho left the house Saturday
morning Burton yanked at the door as
If he won ld pull it 7>ff its hinges.
When he couldn't open it he started to
grumble until his wife came to his as
"What'n blue blazes is the matter
with this door?" he grumbled, giving
It another powerful yank without be
ing able to open it.
"The trouble with you, John, dear,"
the wife ventured, "is that you are al
ways down on everything-down in
the mouth, down on the world. Let
With a gentle tug upward on the
knob she easily opened the door.
John_T?ps about to sputter out a sar
castic"; remark when the force of his
wife's logic sank in his thick skull.
"I get it!" he exclaimed. "I get the
That afternoon when his wife visit
ed his office she saw over his desk a
little motto with the words, "Me For
the Uplift."-Youngstown Telegram.
A Sign of a Crowd.
1 A very fat, puffing, elderly woman
stepped up to the box office of the
Chestnut Street theater and, placing a
coin on the ticket window, said:
j "Give me a ticket to the gallery."
1 "You are at the wrong window,
,madam," said the ticket seller. "The
gallery ticket office is to your left as
iyou go out of the door."
i The old woman walked down the
.steps and, advancing a few feet, glanc
ed around inquiringly and then let her
gaze wander to the iron fire escape
iwhich was suspended above the side
I Going back to the main box office,
"Say, me boy, Oi can't get in there;
TW-T"-- ?ilSB oe,'-* ???'i^J
liave the steps pulled up."-Philadel
With an Eye to the Future.
I "It would probably take many gen
erations of adversity to train Ameri-.
.cans into the farseeing thriftiness of
?my people," once observed an Ameri
can of Scotch birth. "I remember a
case of a Scotchwoman who had been
promised a new bonnet by a lady.
Before she undertook the purchase the
lady called and asked the good wo
" 'Would you rather have a felt or
a straw bonnet, Mrs. Carmichael?'
" 'Weel,' responded Mrs. Carmichael
thoughtfully, 'I think I'll tak' a strae
ane. It'll maybe be a mouthfu' to the
coo when I'm done wi' jf "-Lippin
There is a story of Crockett of
"Stickit Minister" fame to the effect
that when he offered his first volume
to a Scotch firm it was returned with
a polite note assuring him that there
was no market for that sort of thing.
The letter was marked "No. 390b." In
later years when the same publishers
asked him for one of his manuscripts
he politely requested them to refer to
their previous correspondence with
?Lim marked "39Gb."
One of Tom Hood's Last Jokes.
Shortly before his^death, being vis
ited by a clergyman whose features
as well as language were more lu
gubrious than consoling, Hood looked
up at him compassionately and said,
"My dear sir, I am afraid your re
ligion doesn't agree with you." -
Force of Habit.
A street car conductor who recently
embraced religion was called upon to
take up the Sunday morning offering.
He did very well until he came to a
boy. "Young man," he said sternly,
"you will have to pay half fare."
"Willie," said his mother, "are you
making the baby cry?"
"No'm," replied the boy. "I'm holdin'
my hand over her mouth to make her
1 Mr. Flubb-This affair Is horribly
dull. I guess I'll go home. Miss Clip
That would remove some of the dull
ness, Mr. Flubb.-Chicago News.
. Imagined ills painted by our fears
are always greater than the true.-Me
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Court?ut the Wolf.
Paris has forgotten the time when it
used to go in terror of the wolves
which carried off women and children
from the streets and even raided the
graveyards. At one time they became
so mad with desire for human flesh
that in a single week they devoured
fourteen persons, all between Mont
martre and the gate of St. Antoine.
On the vigil of St. Martin (says Grace
James in "Joan of Arc") there was
hunted and taken a horrible wolf,
"which it was said ha'd done morte,
and more cruelly, than many others
put together. That day he was killed.
He had no tail, and from that be was
called Courtaut There was as "much
talk , about him as If he had been an
outlaw of the woods or a cruel cap
tain, and when he lived folk said to
one another as they went forth to la
bor in the fields, 'Look out for Cour
taut.' And on this day he was taken
through Paris in a cart, dead, with
his great jaws open, and all the peo
ple went to see, and they made holi
day and rejoiced, because Courtaut
could trouble them no more."
Rented Wedding Cakes.
There was something wrong with the
cake, the baker said. It looked all
right, and it smelled all right, but his
artistic sense, told him lt would not
taste an right.
"Then fix it up with* an extra coat of
icing and we will keep lt for a renter,"
said the proprietor.
"Who in the world would rent a
cake?" some one asked.
"Wedding parties," said he. "They
want a big cake in the center of the
table for show, but a cake of that size
good enough for a wedding would cost
more than they can afford to pay, so
they order fine cake put up in individ
ual boxes for the guests and use the
bride's cake just as an ornament. They
don't buy it; they rent it Sometimes
a cake is rented a dozen different
times. After each wedding it is fresh
ened up with a new coat of icing and
looks as good as new for the next oc
casion. A good renter fetches about
$3 a wedding."-New York Press.
A certain nobleman, who may be
called Lord X., bears the reputation
of being somewhat stingy in money
matters. On a wet afternoon he hired
a cab to take him to Victoria station.
Arrived at the' station, he handed the
cabman a shilling and of course was
met by the-inevitable demand for an
exjjra. sixpence. ,
Certainly not," said th? other
promptly. "You came the longest way
as an excuse to extort money. Why
didn't you go through St. James'
The cabman saw he had no chance
and said sneeringly: ?.
"Cos St James' park is closed.
"Nonsense," said the other sternly.
"It's right, though," was the grave
reply. "They say that Lord X. dropped
a shilling coming across the park mst
evening, and the gates are closed until
they find it."-London Tit-Bits.
Shut Her Up.
?-ii. roung wife vms continuously pes-.
tered by her mother-in-law about the
way she was bringing up her firstborn
babe. The young wife was intelligent
and capable, and she was really doing
very well with the baby. From her
mother-in-law, however, she got noth
ing but sour advice, warnings and veil
ed abuse. One day the mother-in-law,
looking fixedly at the mother with her<
baby on her lap, said angrily:
"A woman has no right to have a
child if she doesn't know how to hold
"No, nor a tongue either," was the
quiet reply.-Detroit Free Press.
"Berle," from which Berlin has
caught her name, means uncultivated
land. Slavonian Wends, the earliest
settlers on the sandy plain, could make
but little out of the soil. The popula
tion in 1832 was only 250,000. Less
than forty years later lt was 800,000,
and now it runs into 2,000,000. The
man who gave to Berlin its present
form was Frederick II., but Frederick
the Great and the Great Elector started
the noble hobby of beautifying the
The Mantle of Chanty.
The lady was making some remarks
about the kind of clothing some other
ladies at church bad on.
"The finest garment a' woman can
wear," said her husband, "is the man
tle of charity."
"Yes," she snapped, "and It is about
the only dress, Judging by the fuss
they make over the bills, that some
husbands want their wives to wean."
Sweden's "Church Boat"
The "church boat" is a popular insti
tution in Sweden. It brings rfenllles to
service from the farms around Lake
Slljan to Leksand. The water route is
the nearest and most convenient, and
so the big boat goes from farm to farm
along the shore picking up the church
goers, who later return by the same
route.-Wide World Magazine.
Counting the Cost.
"What's the cost of a marriage li
cense?" asked a youth whose fancy
had lightly turned to thoughts of con
"Well," answered his friend, "30 shil
lings down and your entire salary each
week for the rest of your life!"-Lon
Where Time Doesn't Count
A party of East Indian natives were
found sitting in a row on the plat
form of a station after the train had
left, and, being asked the reason, on?
of the men replied, "Oh, sahib, we are
Waiting till the tickets are cheaper.'*
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