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Wluit Is a Party ,
iDhto Hlnln Jmnml'lttHlbllcnti.1
Tho attitude. nL 'I'licotloro B,
lUirton, nt tho (hiyuhoga conven
tion, will nitinnuMltt Itself to tho
people, who dentin Tulr, hmiorublo,
(indboBsleofl p'litlcH. IIIh constit
uent support lilm with uhtliustiftu
Tltoyknow the tnnn. 'J'hoy know
him to ho a lunti ff courngo, sincer
ity, iinsulflriliiiuaH nil patriotic
purpose, lie represent:) tho now
it i4 1 bettor polities, which knows
no boss nor worships any political
The HUpromcny in a political
pt'ty of a moredispensor of olllciul
piiironngo drags that party down.
Ft then becomes a party of de
pendence, and nob of independence
Any man who opens Ins eyes to the
situation will see that Mr. Dick
depends for his support mainly
upon mon who are in some way be
lioldcn to him, and who have time
to organize tho machine, while
other triei and true Ropublionns
:iro attending to their business
Mr. Burton takes the ground
that federal olllce-holders should
keep their hands off of state poli
tic, and not use the power which
tin' p:irty bus given them, to con
trol its destiny. Let the party
alone that it may baye free, inde
pendent uction to declare its doc
trine, to nominate its candidates
and select its leaders.
"Nine-tenths of liberty," goes
an old saying, "is in administra
tion" the way that liberty is ap
plied. And this is the question of
the d-iy, transcending all issues of
tariff, finance, merchant marine or
any other matter of mere policy.
The way things are done has be
come the imperial problem, and
the integrity of the party will de
pend upon how tilings are done in
the political arena and the public
We cannot come any too soon to
recognize the responsibility of the
hour. There is nothing that the
people generally detest as machine
politics, and when they feel that
this abuse is upon them, common
prudence would direct a speedy
alienation from all appearance of
Throwing aside all personal ob
jection or complaint, the belief of
the people that a United States
senator should not be the chairman
of the executive committee, puts
the retiring of Mr. Dick upon a
matter of principle, which he and
bis friends, it they are wise, will
take advantage of. Jt is the only
way to satisfy Republicans that
their party is not, more or lese,
under the ignoble sway of a trucu
lent public patronage.
spirit of Hut-riot Ann Kuiidors to
itn uloriml reward,
Her last Richness was of short
duration, HttloMoBS than n week.
Pursuunt to the order of the
Democratic Judicial Convention
for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of
Ohio, notice is hereby given that
tho convention of Democrats for
said district to nominate a candi
date for Circuit Judge for said
division to be voted for at the
November olection 1900, will be
held at Chillicothe, Ohio, on
SATURDAY SEPT. 22, 1900,
at one o'clo sk P. M. sharp.
Each County will be ontitlod to
one delegato and one alternate for
eaoh two-hundred (200) votes ensb
for John M. I'attison for Governor
of Ohio at tho November election
19Q3, unci one additional delegate
and alternate for the remainder of
votes exceeding one hundred.
The proscribed number of dele
gate to this convention shall bo
elected by tin Contra Committoe.
TJfo apportionment of delegates
and altarnat' at .the .convention
slyill bo ns.fopws:
tier death boiug'fauo to paralysis,
her sufferings wore intense. Al
though everything was done for
hor that thoughtful nud nffection
ate hands and medical skill could
do, tho hand of doath could not bo
stilled and sho departed peacefully
from her earthly home to her
glorious eternal homo in lion veil.
Harriot Ann, daughter of Joseph
and Mary Frnntz, was born in
Pennsylvania Novcmbor 10, 1828,
and passed away nt tho age of 77
years 9 months and 18 days. She
came with hor pnrents to Ohio
when but "three years of age. Sho
wub the oldest of a family of fivo,
ono brother and two sistors having
prccoded hor, anil ono brother,
Joseph, of Now Plymouth, survives
Her childhood was spent at her
fathers homo near Olive Brnnche
at which place she was most hap
pily married to Eli Souders on
July 25, 181(1. To thorn wore
given three children, all of whom
She became a member of tho
Now School Lutheran Church over
fifty years ago, but later, together
with her husband, she joined the
M. E. Church at Olive Brnnche
under the ppstorage of Rev. J. W.
Wakefield, but at the time of her
death she was a consistent member
of the M. E. Church of Tlesboro.
A kind word for everybody made
all her friends.
Sho was a model mother, a
faithful friond and heloful neigh
bor, and above all, a loyal, devot
For the last (few years she has
been denied the privilege of attend
ing her church services on account
of ill health, but during which
time her daily walk and conversa
tion were in close communion with
her God, whom she loved and
During her last sickness, al
though she was unable to see or
Hpeak, on hearing her friends
yoices she gave them her usual
welcome by a hearty grnsp of the
We can honestly say nil good of
her and no one could say a word
of evil of her.
But eight months ago the com
panion with whom'she had shared
the joys and sorrows of nearly
sixty years of hor life preceded
her to his heavenly home.
Since his death she has many
times expressed herself ready and
willing to meet her Master when
ever death's summons should ap
pear. She leaves ode daughter, Mrs.
J. M. Smith, two sons. F. L. and
W. A. Souders. one grandchild,
-armur amitn. oesiues nianv
triencts, tor all who knew her
The funeral services were con
ducted at the home at 12 o'clock
"Wednesday, AugUBt 29, by Rev.
McDowoll, of tho Presbyterian
Churoh ot New Plymouth, after
which tho remains wore laid to
rest by tho side of her husband in
the Oak Groye cemetery of Logan.
CAW OP THANKS.
GtUINCY ADAMS SAWYER.
The Great Rural Play Com
Tho fame of tho Now England
play, "Quinoy Adams Sawyer,"
has spread all over tho country
and everywhere theatre going peo
ple are on tho qui vivo to see it.
It is booked to play an engagement
hero nt tho Opora House Logan on
Wednesday Nov. 21, 1900 and a
crowded hotisowlll doubtless show
its approval of the wholosome
story of Now England life.
Tho charm of tho book is felt in
the play. All the principal ohar
aotors that were in the book are in
tho play, moviug about among tho
most naturally realistic scones over
put on tho American stage. Ono
critic said of tho play: "It is as
sweetly natural as tho breath of
tho fields, the good folks who move
in its scenes uro real, and their
honest humor and everyday views
of life are cheerful while through
out the clever chain of events runs
tho golden thread of a unique love
The thousands of readers of the
book will bo interested to know
how the novel has been utilized for
the stage purposos and whatscenes
serve as backgrounds for those
honefct country people to show us
their simple, ordinary lives. The
first net shows the interior of
Benoni Hill's grocery store, includ
ing the village post-office at Ma
son's corner where for one thing
the scrimmage 'between Quincy
Adams Sawyer and the town bully
Rob Wood takes place. Act 11
has two scenes, the first of which
represents the Cross-Roads be
tween Eastborough and Mason's
Corner and the second the sittin'
room at the Putnam farm. The
third net is the Pettengill farm
yard where the famous husking-
bee in the great barn is shown.
The first scene of the fourth act
shows the exterior of the Petten
gill homestead during a rousing
New England snowstorm, and the
second scene pictures the Petten
gili's cosy living room.
The play is built distinctly on
comedy line and there is almost a
continuous laugh from beginning
to end, the sweet, dignified love
scebes between Quincv Adams
Sawj-er and tho blind girl, alone
commanding that respectful si
lence which proves that the author
who penned the tender, sentimental
touches, and the actors who por
tray them, compel that involuntary
sympathy which is the highest
tribute to genius and art.
WHAT HAS BEJdN ACCOMPLISHED
Cured Hay Fever and Summer Cold
Tho family desires to express
their thanks to all who adminis
tered in anyway during tho sick
ness and death of our dear mother,
F. M. G.
Alliens. . . ..'i v.....,, 15
CKIMm .. .-..if.'." 10
Jjkoii..,,.. 7: .?;.,., 17
Tiko , 11
Scioto , , .17
Highland . .,... ,. 21
Lawrence ...,A. 12
Piokaway , 20
Vinton , ,, .,.,...., 8
Brown , 10
Hooking .., ,, .,,.15
Mclgs ,....'..., 12
K ,., .,,..24
Washington. s.,,4 25
J. M. Alrliu.n;pr, Chairman.
(j,K. Bkuiijdoe, Sect
of tho Judio(aJ oouvontlqn held at
Portsmouth, gept. 4th., 1900,
On Tuesday morning, August
28, at 2:80, death called away the'
A. J. Nusbaum, Batesville, In
diana, writes: "Last year I suf
fered for three months with a sum
mer cold so distressing that it in
terfered with my business. I had
many of the symptoms of hay fev
er, and a doctor's prescription did
not reach my case, and I took sev
eral medicines which seemed to
only aggrayate my case. Fortun
ately I insisted upon having Foley's
Honoy nnd Tar in the yellow pack
age, and it quickly cured mo. My
wife has flinco used Foley's Honey
and Tar with tho samo sucoess.''
Bort & Co.
to a very great extent. The
fairest skin will roughen, the
whitest teeth turn yellow, and
the most luxuriant hair fall out,
You cannot overlook your toi
let if you would become beautiful
or retain your beauty. More
over you must use only the pur
est and best toilet helps poor
toilet preparations are worse
We can Bunnlv von with mm
fresh and wholesome toilet goods
of every description. We arc
convinced of the superiority of
REXALL, Toilet Preparations
for we know their Injrredicnts.
REXALL TOILET CREAM
will keep the skin clean, soft and
fair, giving a beautiful com
plexion. REXALL TOOTH
POWDER insureu pearly teeth,
kills all germs and sweetens the
breath. REXALL "93'' HAIR
TONIC preserves the hair full,
long and silky, free from dan
drufT, Sold with the Recall
F. S. CASE,
Tfce Rexall Mgg ist,
September Sale of Horses, Cattle, Sheep
We will sol) at Public Sale at our
barns and stock yards, on T. & O. O.
and '..Si W, Rys,. at Baltimore, Ohio,
The following live stock: io MEAD
OF HORSES, io; 300 SPECIAL
SELECTED CATTLE, 300; 1500
HEAD OF SHEEP, 1300; 150 AN
O.ORA GOA'iS, 150.
l'l lie IIIkIi-hm? Hum- Ili'fii Jliilll In
IlVrrr Spi'UiiU r the Sfnto Willi
flntul HrullTht llriuili- mill Cnro
Much lias been done In Hhodo Island
to Improve the hiyliwiiyn ilui'lii); the
pust four years, mid there hiifl boon 11
popular demand oC the people of tho
state that there should be built n net
work of thoroutflily tip to date and sub
stuntlnl roads, not extravagant, not
cheap, but a system where rtt n inlal
mum of oxpuiulltuie, jet uoiiHorvlnj:
every quallllcatlun of utility nnd wear
Injr ciunllty, t litre should be a service
for every part of the stale, ltoiutH
have been built In every hcctlon of the
state to the furtherance of Itn social,
mural and Intellectual Interests, and
there Is not one pnrt of It that has not
felt the rebound,
In describing the work done the
fourth annual report of tlio state board
of public roads of Rhode Island snys:
I'Voni every side there goes up the
plea for bettor highways and Improved
roads, and It la being answered nut In
tho spirit of mere enthusiasm, but out
of cold hard sense, for mon are coming
to see tho real value of such roads to
the ordinary business and commercial
life of the day. Surely It Is the best
public policy for the state to keep Its
highways, Its feeders of life-and com
merce, In the best possible slate of
preservation, for the more compact the
life of the community the more neces
sary do Improved, well laid, well kept
Tho popular movement for good
roads, according to the very liaturo ot
the problem, cannot be localized. There
fore the question of a bond Issue la
one that touches the whole atate and
one on which the whole state should be
heard. There Id 11O question of the ex
penditure of public liioney which is
more vital than this, and lione where
a greater number are benefited, UmuU
cannot hi nny sense be considered sec
tional or built for the accommodation
of the few. On the other hand, Inas
much as the future Is to reap as much
If not more of the harvest flf utility
and Is to receive equal benefit. It Is oil'
ly fair that it should pay a proportion
ate part of the expenses.
The repair of the roads Is of vital Im
port. It means the saving of the time,
money and engineering skill which
have already been Invested. It Is" a
question of wusto against that 0
economy. It Is a mistaken idea that a
macadam road, ouce laid, needs no fur
ther attention. On tho contrary, to
preserve Its fundamental structure It
should be cared for continually. The
value of a macadam road does not liu
In the fact that It Is never going to
wear out, but In the regulation of
grade, the hardened roadbed, the char
actor of drainage that It gives.
The engineering force can make the
necessary repairs to better advantage
while at work upon-the section being
extended than should they bo obliged
to return to It. Itepairs should not be
left to outside control, which at best
would be irregular, spasmodic and un
satisfactory. The causes of disintegra
tion are not altogether travel nnd
usage. There nre also those of atmos
pheric and climatic conditions, those
due to the nature of the stone of which
the road was primarily constructed. A
roadbed will not wear alike In all
places. Wore It so there would be
needed only the occasional extensive
reconstruction. It breaks in patches,
and the mending process Is therefore
IJurlng the year 1!)05 contracts were
awarded for the construction of 2'J.OS
miles of macadam road, to be built up
on tho highways Included In the plau
of Improvement us adopted by the gen
oral assembly, making a total of fifty
seven miles of macadam road complet
ed since tho present plan of improve
Now that tlio electors of the statt
have voted to authorize the expcndl
ture for tills public Improvement it U
but reasonable to presume that they
desire and expect to have the use ol
these Improved roads ns soon as they
can be judiciously and economically
built. We bellove, howover, that they
would not approve' of an undue haste
In the work, which would result In
roads of an Inferior quality or of an
unnecessary cost of construction. Scl
entitle road bulldlug qa the scale now
being done by tho state, like every
other largo bulldbig enterprise, re
quires adequate time us well as money
for Its proper completion.
sys'loin ns tho roadbed Itself, and laws
have been passed providing for plant
ing trees and cultlng, lTdxIous weeds,
while- In otllerrt theubMt does not
appear Id have been glvciifulo consider
utloii It i1oervb.s. ' ' j?' 4
Many fanners bellOvtf that nothing'
but grass Mwuld be allowed to grow
along Hie roadside. Tho lciiHott for this
13 no doubt 1 1 no purity to the fact of
their conservatism In following In tho
footsteps of their ancestors, and this
prevents them from looking nt the
subject In any other light limn that It
Is the proper thing to do to make a
clean Hwoop of everything In theshapo
of trees and shrubbery.
Among their arguments are that tho
trees cause drifting during the winter
ONli OK JU1WKY B UOOU 1IO.IDS.
season and their shade produces a
dampness In summer which is uudeslr
able. The building of macadam roads
has materially changed conditions.
Trees do make moisture, and that Is
what Is wanted to preserve and pro
long the life of the stone road.
The highways of France are noted
for the beautiful trees along their sides
and the French road builders recognize
their value In affording shade and mois
ture, the latter being considered an es
sential element In maintenance.
Fruit trees and walnut or other nut
beat lug trees can bo made to yield a
profitable Income as well as to furnish
shade and add beauty to the landscape.
FlCwers In the yard close to the road
side are always attractive. How to
beautify tho roadside is certainly a
matter that cannot be given too careful
STUPID ROAD WORK.
Tills bolno; tbe last sale of 100(1, we
will clean up everything wo have con
slhtlnjr of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and
Sale to Commence at 9 o'clock, Rain
or Shine, The H. E. Dorcas So-
clety Will Serye Dinner on
Terms:- A credit of six months will
be riven by purchaser trJvlng note to
draw Interest from date, with ap
pioved security, No property to bo
removed unless settle for.
Auctioneers, A. K. Roby.E. J. Case
and O. JJ. Dresback.
Clerk, B. B. Holland
11111,'Fur C.uod Uoii.Ih.
Representative Sheppurd of Kansas
has Introduced a bill lireoh'giess direct-'
lng the ofllce of public roads of tho
department of agriculture to ndviso
with tlio proper state aprf Jooal authori
ties having Jurisdiction oyer the roads
used for rural freo delivery of the.
uuiteu mates ninlis as to tho best
methods ot maintaining thorn In a puss
able condition throughout all seasons
or tuo year, to suggest necessary alter
atlons, relocations and hnprpveinouts.
umi,-vfiieuvrtr uesnti uyiua commu
nities trlliiitnry to Huoirputes, to eq
operate In the manner now puisucd by,
said oillco In the construction of such
sections of object lesson roads along
said routes as qre,,icciesgqryf properly
to Illustrate suitable methods of con
Mructlon ani maintenance. Tho ofllce
of public loads Is ulso required to In
pect anil report tho conditions of said
roads to tho postolllee (Input tmeut
whenever requested by It to do so, with
such recommendations us may be
TREES AT ROADSIDES,
Valuable In I'rolojiRluK (,e i,re of
Now thut the work of road construc
tion Is lu full progress it seems a proper
time o consider what to do with tho
roudsldo, $uys Good Hoads Mugazlue.
The advantages of setting out trees
along the highway, tho planting of
Ihrubbery and flowers uucllheellmlna.
lion of features which. 40 not fepd Jo
make attractive have been frequently
dwelt upon In these columns.
In some of tho states the question Is
looked upon, as much a part of tbu
Piling W'el In Ccuk-r of Hlghway
Worxe Than Nothing:.
There Is no more familiar sight in
Missouri these days than to see men
in all parts of the corn belt working on
the highways with giaders building
up the center of a road with a mixture
of weeds, sods and soil, says the Fann
er and Stockman. In a recent drive
of nine miles the roads on more than
half tlio distance had been operated
on some weeks befote and the center
piled high with tho mixture named
above that is, weeds, sods and soil. ,
The plan of going over the rouds la
the county with a heavy grader an
nually is stupid beyond any power of
desciiptlou. When this is done tho
work of one year simply means the un
doing of the previous year's labor, and
as a result such loads are usually in a
constant state of unfitness for tnittlc.
Our knowledge of good roads has come
through practical experience and, In
cidentally, through the loss of much
perspiration. Our conclusion as tho
result of this experience is that road
makers should aim to build a perfect
piece of earth road each year. We real
ize that it is often necessary to employ
inaKesmn: meinous 111 order to really
make all roads in the county passable,
and because of this it is not expected
that the labor ot the year will bo put
on a few miles of road.
It Is Impossible to imagine a poorer
kind of road material than weeds and
bods, and yet, as stated above, you will
often see the center of highways piled
high with this mixture. When it be
comes necessary to pile dirt in tho
center of the road those doing the
work should take the time to mow,
rake and burn till rubbish before start
ing tlio graders.
When this Is done it is then possible
to make some kind of a decent Job of
leveling the surface when tho work Is
completed; otherwise the trafilc center
simply becomes an ideal imulhole.
Weeds soon decay, and as the result
one has almost Ideal coudltious for the
absorption of water.
You have, In other words, humus
making material on the center of your
load, and such material, as every ono
knows, retains moisture with a re
markable degree of persistency.
Details of Dress Thftl Are Insisted
Upon by English Masters,
At many schools uniformity of
dress ia insisted Upon, li is sur
prising how much tlio casual visitor
is impressed by trilling details of
dress, and if boys wcro givon much
latitude in this respect the impres
sion would not always be 11 good one.
3lnck coals and waistcoats with
black ties uhvays look tidy and re
spectable, and uro frequently tho
rule. At Harrow boys over a cer
tain height 1110, allowed to wear
"tails," which, however, do not look
well with straw huts. Tho Hnrrow
straws nrc fumiliar to most people,
having 11 crown of hardly nit mch
in height, these aro worn all tho
3cnr round, a custom which pro
vails ulso at Winchester. At Eton
top hats arc the usual headgear, nnd
ono is sometimes treated to tho
spectacle of a boy clad in football
tilings surmounted by a top hat.
At some suhools ono is struck by
the enormous variety of caps worn
by the different, hoys, every houso
having its own colors for tho differ
ent school games. When clothes
are changed for football or cricket
this is rcusoinible enough, but under
ordinary circumstances the neatest
uniform is sonic dark suit with black
lies, tho members of tho various
school teams being possibly allowed
to wear their colors ns a mark of
distinction. At mnnv schools the
boys are compelled to wear cap and
gown, the prefects in some cases
having the distinction of tassels to
their mortarboards. At Brndfield
and Jhidley the boys wear gowns,
and at Winchester all the "colle
gers" were compelled to do so, but a
mortarboard is very heavy to the
head, while a gown is rather a hin
drance to a boy, though it may help
to keep his clothes clean.
II is customary for prefects or,
monitors fo carry walking slicks as
a mark of distinction, and in the old
days at Winchester prefects used to
wear cowlers or "cow shooters" as an
especial mark of dignity. At Har
row a boy's great ambition is to get
his "fez," which in appearance is
much like a smoking cap with a long
tassel, but which confers a creat
distinction upon the wearer. Brown
boots are not generally allowed nt
school. All these various little de
tnils of dress are most rigorously ea
forccd by the boys themselves as
well as by the masters, with quite
regimental exactness. Baily's Mag
azine. Faithful to His Captain.
Thut was a loyal if not very gen
tle answer once made by a private
soldier to Frederick the Great of
Prussia. During a campaign in
Silesia the king made it bis habit to
stroll through his. camp. in disguisp
at night, to come into closer rela
tions with his soldiers. Ono night
he was stopped by a sentry, but,
giving the proper password, Was
permitted to proceed. Instead of
doing so, however, be endeavored
to tempt the sentry into accepting
a cigar, saying that a smoke would
solace his long watch.
"It is against the rules," said the
WHOSE WAS IT?
"But you have my permission,"
"Your permission I" cried the sol
dier. "And who nre you:'"
"I nm the king."
"The king bo hanged!" said the
incorruptible sentry. "What would
my captain say ?"
Mnlor Cnri mid Good Itottila.
It is announced on behalf of the
American Motor Car Manufacturers'
association that a department will
fcoon bo provided that will havo In
charge nil matters connected with tho
making of better highways lu nil parts
Af the United States, says the Cleve
land I'lnln Dealer. The ofllclnls say
hat investigations show that not 10
per cent of the roads In the United
btntos havo been Improved and that
the showing Is ono of disgrace for
America as against the proportion of
gpod highways found In other parts of
tho world. It will bo tho business of
this department to not only aid legis
lation whero possible, but ulso to
arpuao nubile oulnlon.
Cliriui War to SIioiy oir.
The portly woman in the subway car
was confldlug In her thin friend In a
voice which was heard above the rat
tle of the train,
"I had Just picked out tho table I
wanted a trim little thing to fit In a
comer of my parlor when who should
como hi but that horrid Mrs, Shoddy.
I wouldn't havo her know for tho
world that I was paying ouly 3.50 for
tho table, so I turned to ono marked
?18 boforo sho saw uie.
" 'Buying a table V sho asked, with
that deceitful smjlo of hers,
" 'yes,' I said coolly, l baye almost
decided upon this one I said, pointing
out tho expensive affair,
"You should have seen her face.
'Isn't It rather expensive?' sho said.
'"Oh, no-.' Isold. 'You can't expect
to get good things for nothing. Bend
that table to my address,' J saJd to tho
salesman. 'I'll pay for It on delivery.
Then I walked out. I waited autsldo
uutJI Mrs. Bhoddy went away, then ran
back to (he store, countermanded tho
order for tho eighteen dollar table and
took tho one far $3.G0, J wa sorry
afterward that I hadn't selected a ta
ble worth about $100 Just to spjto that
pman,"New York I'ress,
Tho Oriole's Nest,
oriole's nest of itself is a
What tviiiEr. weavimr.
plaiting, molding, binding and shap
ing into grace and beauty! And
what an astonishing place to put it
hanging on tlje ends of tho most
slender twigs of the elm tree! And
how much skill it requires to fasten
it there in a way to withstand the
winds and storms! What a vast
difference in form and location be
tween that and the nest of a king
fisher in the bank of a pond or of a
rough winged swallow in a stone
wall. St. Nicholas.
A Rare Coin, Two JSarflajn 8al and
Three Que tl 611s.
A scholar .traveling ill the east
snys thai he was once in camp with
his friend ltnmsny, a man of kin
dred tastes, in a wretched Phrygian
village far from the track of travel
ers. As they wore striking tents iat
the morning a heavy faced boy
brought Mr. Mar.isay a handful of
bronze for sale. lie sorted fc rapid
ly on the palm, of his hand and
found nmong the rubbish onoA very
rare coin of lliorapolis'. Thdn lie
put it all back ngnin in the boy's
outstretch'' 1 p'nlm and ottered half
a dollar for tlio lot". The boy ac
cepted tlie bid, gave back the hand
ful, took his money and disappear
ed, while the exultant purchaser
went chuckling off among the
Ten minutes later the boy ap
peared again and, going up to the
other Englishman, offered another
handful, of rubbish, among which
was the samo rare Iliorapolitan
coin. The gentleman kept tho
bronze in his hand and ottered a
half dollar for it, which the boy re
fused, though the bargain was
eventually concluded for a dollar.
Then the gentleman, in high glee,
hnilcd his companion and, showing
his purchase, informed him that he
was not the only man who possessed
a coin of Hierapolis.
"Let us compare," said the other,
emptying the pocket where his
bronze was jingling.
ire sorted the lot and felt in
every pocket. No coin of Hierapolis
was there. To this day three ques
tions remain unanswered:
How did the boy retain the coin
in the first instance in order to sell
it over again ?
How, in that remote region, far
from the haunts of travelers, did he
know the value of his find?
And to which purchaser did the
coin really belong?
They were tnlking about tobacco.
Said one: "I was the luckiest fel
low that ever lived when I began
the habit. A great many times 1
fooled my mother, who would be
lieve me on sight. But my father
came in on me in the kitchen once
when 1 actually had a pipe in my
mouth, drawing at it and emitting
a cloud of smoke.
"lie did not need to say anything.
" 'Papa I said, 'I am not smok
ing. I have just lit the pipe' for
Mary,' and I passed the pipe to tho
cook with a3 confident an air as I
"Bless her soul, she took it and
went on smoking, and my father
went on his way, satisfied."
"I had a worse time than that,"
said the next man. "My father
came upon me with a large chew of
tobacco in my mouth. Said he,
'Son, aren't you chewing"' tobacco ?'
I gulped the whole thing down, held
any face as straight as I could, and
jsaid, US -no,
sir,'." Charlotte Ob-
Hl Horse's Meal.
A huckster, coming out of a pa
tron's house one day, saw a little boy
feeding apples to his horse. Pleased
nt seeing the nminul getting an ex
cellent meal at no cost to himsolf,
tho man patted the boy on tho head
"That's right; always bo good to
animals. And where did you buy
thoso pretty apples?"
"X didn't buy tjiom," the bpy an
swered. "I took them out of your
Minister (mildly) -- I've been,
ivanting to seo you, Mr, Jvurd, in;
regard to the qunlity of the milk1
frith wjich you are scrying me.
Milkman (uneasily) Yes, sir.
Minister (very mildly) I only'
wanieu 10 say, Mr. .Mini, thut i iibe
the milk for diotnry purposes ex
clusively nd not for christening.
Tho Vlneoar Bible.
The "Vinegar Bible" was thu3
named from a ludicrous typograph
ical blunder, tho ''parable pjE tjio
vineyard," in the twentieth chapter
of Luko, being made to read tho
"pnrabjo of tho vinogur." This edi
tion of tho Bible was published in,
17X7, and most of tho copies were'
destroyod by tho publisher, though
several got into circulation befpro
the blunder was discovered, It i
asserted that not more than a dozon
copies of this book are now in ex-1
A Wet Blanket.
The youthful orator came down
from the platform at the close of his
address, and many people pressed
forward to shake him by the hand,
lie accepted their congratulations
with a smiling face, but his eyes
were on a certain auditor who lin
gered in his seat. The young lec
turer pressed through the throng
about him and extended his hand to
the waiting man.
"I want to thank you," he said,
"for the close attention you gave
to my remarks. Your upturned face
was an inspiration to me. I am
sure you never changed your earnest
attitude during my lecture."
"No," said the man; "I have a
How Ho Died.
"Hello, (Jeordy, wha's up, lad?"
said un English pitman to his marra
one day. "Is your wife deed or
what ?" "Na, na, lad," said Qeordy,
"it's worse than that." "Had away
lad," said Jackie; "let's hov it, Viy
vent ye look se bubbly; tell your
ranrra what yor trouble is." "Oh,"
said Geordy, "tho dog's deed. He
swnllencd the tapo measure!" "By J
That's narking," said Jackie. "How
did ho die? By inches, I suppose,
eh?" "You're wrung," said Geordy,
"for ho went roond the back and
died by tho yard 1" London Mail.
Her Flret Time In Prleon.
Sir Alfred Heynolds, who has
done a great deal for British uuforr
tunates, Eays that when; a yqung girl
goc3 to prison for tho Jjrst time it ia
for her a very dreadful thing. He
tells of a case which came under his
notice as a visiting justice, A young
girl, when she found herself, in the .
prison, was utterly oycrcomo with
Fhamo and became hysterical. The
matron contrived to soothe her.
When her timo came to be released
tho girl said to the matron, "I've
been so happy that I, Bhanft mind
coming back again,"
The Oldett Man,
says a writor in the Cape Tjrnes,
Cope Town: "Stuurman. an old
buslunou who lives on tho top of a
hill at Stuurman'8 huts, in the Pri
eska district of tho Cape Colony,
claims to be the pldpst mm in. tb.i
world. He is said to hp H6 years
old and his wife, hia second, oyer
100, It is known for certain that
Butty-five years ago he wag h Yey
old man and that his son in iior
fckan niiwty years old,"