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What "Hamlet" Lacked.
In a mining camp town "Hamlet"
was one evening given by a strolling
company, and this is the criticism that
appeared next day in the local papers,
.Written by the miner dramatic critic:
"There is too much chinning in this
piece. The author is behind the times
and seems to forget that what we
want nowadays is hair raising situa
tions and detectives.
"In the hands of a skillful play
wright a detective would have been
put upon the track of Hamlet's uncle,
and the old man would have been
hunted down in a manner that would
have lifted the audience out of their
"The moral of the piece is not good.
The scene where Hamlet sasses his
mother is a very bad example to the
rising g neration.
"Our advice to the author is more
action, more lovemaking and plenty
of specialties. The crazy girl scene
should be cut out altogether and a
rattling good song and dance substi
Charles V. at Table.
Emperor Charles V. of Austria, by
far the most powerful ruler of his day,
was thus described as he appeared at
table by Hoger Ascham, secretary to
the English ambassador, in 1550: "I
stood hard by the emperor's table. He
had four courses; he had sod beef
very good-roast mutton, baked hare;
tnese be no sen-ice in England. The
emperor hath a good face, a constant
look; he fed well of a capon; I have
had a better from mine hostess Barnes
many times in mv chamber. He and
Ferdinando, king of the Romans, ate
together very handsomely, earring
themselves where they list, wiurout
any curiosity. The emperor drank the
best that ever I saw; he had his head
In the glass five times as long as any
of us and never drank less than a good
quart at once of Rhenish wine." It
was notorious that the emperor ate
and drank immoderately, and as a nat
ural result he suffered terribly from
gout from the time he was thirty years
Game to the Last.
Douglas MacDonald and his old cro
ny, Donald MacDougal, were once op
posed to each other in a famous curl
ing match, and the last two stoues to
finish the game were the two cronies'.
Donald MacDougal, with enormous
deliberation, threw his stone. He
threw lt well. He made what Is called
a pat lid and jumped for joy. Then il
was Douglas MacDonald's turn. His
case seemed hopeless, but such a splen
did throw did he make that the pat
lid was knocked off, and his stone lay
at the side of the tee, winning the
game. In his joy the old fellow jump
ed sky high. He came down so hard
that he broke right through the ice.
He sank, but, boobing up again, he
shouted from the cold water:
"Hi, lads, we've won, and If I dinna
come oot o' here alive be sure ye pit
that stone on my grave!"-Exchange.
Dirt and Death.
When a celebrated Paris physician
was asked how the city could prevent
the coming of a plague then ravaging
other European places he answered,
"Boil your ice!" That tersely called
attention to the necessity of utter
cleanliness and that even ice made
from impure water carried disease.
"Yellow fever," said Henry Ward
Beecher, "is God Almighty's opinion of
dirt." The chief contributing cause
toward modern efficiency in surgery is
that surgeons have learned to keep
clean. Nothing is so spotless as a good
hospital. Everything Is boiled and
sterilized-beds. Instruments, clothing,
washrags, floors, hands and finger
nails. That is why they save lives
there. Nobody would die If he could
keep perfectly clean. Death I3 the
final triumph of dirt.-Chicago Trib
Ho Understood the People.
One of Jay Gould's campaigns as a
dealer in railways was with the Wa
bash system of railroads. He got con
trol and after effecting a reorganiza
tion which increased the capital stock
and also the bonded debt sold them
ont It is related of him at this time
that an associate said to him, "Mr.
Gould, don't you think you are bond
ing this much higher than the property
will stand?" "That may be," answer
ed he, "but the American people are
mighty partial to bonds."
She Has Positive Proof.
The Cook-Sure, an' ye don't mane
to tell me that ye think it's bad luck
to break a mirror? Tho New Maid
(earnestly)-I don't think; I know it.
The Cook-Glory be! An' how do ye
know it? The New Moid-Every time
break one I lose my job.-New York
Part of the Role.
"Shall we pose as millionaires or as
?reign dukes at the hotel?"
"As the latter, my boy. As million
Ires we might be expected to display
ome evidences of wealth, but as
ukes nobody can possibly take it
miss if we skip."-Kansas Cit^ Jour
Currying No Favor.
"Lend a hand, Hiram, and help ketch
e alderman's pig."
"Let the alderman ketch his own pig.
m out of politics f ?r good."-Louls
Taken at His Word.
Creditor-Suppose I'll have to wait
1 the day of judgment for what y >u
e. Debtor-Yes; call late in the day,
bought works In silence; so does
"~?e. One might erect statues to
How Gold Plate Is Made.
Talking o? silver g it plate, lt Is
en spoken of as geld plate. One
rs of the gold service nt Windsor
stle, of the gold plate owned by sov
lgns of Europe and by other per
? In this country as well as abroad,
a matter of fact, these so called
services are silver gilt, and only
ew pieces ^f pure gold are owned
the English crown or any other
wo, It may interest our readers to
how this fire, mercurial or water
ng-foi it is known by all of these
r\ a aa-I ? firma Puro omi ri nnrl
mercury sro S?xsi fci?o <?i pan?.
silver article to be gilded has been
chemically cleaned, is rubbed all over
with this paste, which has been placed
iu a silk bag, just as the blue used in
washing is put in a bag. When the
piece of plate has been rubbed over
it is perfectly white. It is then put
fnto an oven, and gradually the mer
cury goes off in fumes, leaving on the
article a deposit of pure gold, which
has practically become one with the
piece of silver and will last for centu
ries.-London Cor. New York Post.
The Spider Cure.
The request for a "nut to nut a spi
der in to cure baby's whooping cough"
which recently startled a Somerset
shopkeeper recalls the spider "cures"
of the past There was, and Indeed is,
for instance, that Irish belief in the
web as a remedy for cuts, warts and|
bruises and that superstttition of the
eastern counties which credited it with.
power to cure fevers. The weaver of
the web, too, was looked upon as a
doctor of medicine.
A note from an ancient Notes and
Queries gives the Illustration. "One of
my parishioners suffering from ague,"
wrote a Somerset vicar, "was advised
to catch a large spider and shut him
up in a box. As he pines away the
disease ls supposed to wear Itself out"
A similar belief prevailed in the south
of Ireland, but there treacle had to be
substituted for the box as coffin fer
the ague healer.-Westminster Gazette.
The Doctor's Joke.
A physician who never goes out at
night without leaving directions as to
where to find him if wanted profes
sionally was at a theater near Forty
second street recently with a friend
Just before the curtain went up on
the second act an usher handed him a
note reading: "Come to the office at
once. Don't telephone. Come." The
note was signed by a colleague, and
the doctor lost no rime in obeying the
peremptory summons. Arriving at his
destination, he was confronted by sev
eral friends, who coolly explained that
he had been used to decide a bet as to
the length of time it would take to cov
er the distance which he had trav
ersed. The victim's p.nger was only
slightly appeased when he was assur
ed that the perpetrators of the joke
knew no one else who was good na
tured enough to furnish the Informa
tion looked for.-New York Tribune.
Putting the Owl to Use.
There is a choice old recipe, in which
the owl figures, "to make any one
that sleepeth answer to whatsoever
thou ask," given In "Physlck For the
Poor," published In London in 1657.
It says that you are to "take the heart
of an owl and his left leg and put
that upon the breast of one that
sleepeth, and they shall reveal what
soever thou shalt ask them."
The Hindus, however, declare that
the flesh or blood of an owl will
make a pejson insane who eats or
driuks it. On this account men who
are devoured by jealousy of a rival or
hatred of an enemy come furtively to
the market and purchase an owl. In
silence they carry It home and secretly
prepare a decoction, which an accom
plice will put into the food or drink of
the object of their malignant designs.
Wanted a Supply.
"Politics," remarked a Washington
official, "ls a science as well as a eir
ena. One of the funniest things I ever
heard in that connection was about
the cowboy delegate to the constitu
tional convention of Nevada when that
territory was about to become a state.
In the constitu on was the stereo
typed paragraph about the new state's
having two senators to represent it in
Washington. When it was read to the
convention tho cowboy delegate rose
and yelled ou^ 'What's the uso of
limiting it to two? We're overwhelm
ingly Republican, and we can elect as
many as we want' "-Washington
"Critics are fine chaps," said an Eng
lish actor, "but I must confess that
when they condemn your play you feel
" T wonder why we call the people
in the top of the house gods?' an ac
tress asked an unsuccessful playwright
" 'We do that,' the unsuccessful play
wright answered, 'so as to distinguish
them from the people in the bottom of
the house who write the criticisms.' "
An actor and a retired army man
were discussing the perils of their re
"How would you like to stand with
shells bursting all round you?" the
"Well," replied the actor, "it depends
on the age of the egg."
Friend-And were you ever in Ven
ice? Mr. Rlchquick-Yes. Slowest
town I was ever in. The sewers wero
busted all the time we were there!
A Warm Welcome.
Saplelgh-Are you positive that Misa
Cutter ls not In? The Maid-Yes, slr.
I'd lose my Job If I wasn't-Boston
A cnarmmg young meniDer or a wo
man's literary club, who adds the dis
tinction of being a bride to successful
authorship, recently met a gushing
stranger at a club reception.
"Oh, Mrs. Blank, I am so glad to
meet you. I enjoy your stories so
much, and your husband's too." Then
adding as an afterthought, "He is lit
erary, too, isn't he?'
"Thank heaven, no!" replied the
bride. "He's in the coal business."
New York Press.
T think Arthur would have proposed
to me last night if you hadn't come in
the room just when you did."
"What reason have you for believing
"He had Just taken both of my
hands in his. He had never held more
than one of them at a time before."
Wide Hats In 1798.
An artist has advertised that he
makes up wornout umbrellas Into
fashionable gypsy bonnets. "The tran
sition is so easy that he is scarce to
be praised for the invention.-London
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