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ADVICE FOR BACHELORS.
Some Valuabje Suggestions About
Calling on the Girls.
Agree with the girl's father in pol
itics and the mother in religion, says
tte Chicago Journal.
Don't put so much sweet stuff on
paper. If you do you will hear it
it after years when your wife has
s6me especial purpose in inflictitig
upon you the severest punishment
known to a married man.
Go home at a reasonable hour in
the evening. Don't wait until a girl
has to throw her soul into a yawn
that -she can't cover with both hands.
A:little thing like that might cause a
cdolness at the very beginning of
If, on the occasion of your first
cail, the girl upon whom you have
set your young affections looks like
a iceberg and acts like a cold wave
take your leave early and stay away.
Woman in her hour of freeze is un
certain, coy and hard to please.
In cold weather finish saying good
might in the house. Don't stretch
it all the way to the front gate, and
thus lay the foundation for future
afthma, bronchitis, neuralgia and
cfironic catarrh to help you to worry
tb.e girl after she has married.
Don't lie about financial conditions.
It is very annoying to a bride who
kes pictured a life of ease in her an
cestral halls to learn too late that you
efpect her to ask a baldheaded old
parent who has been uniformly kind
to her to take you both in out of the
Had a Oure .gg 19t.
Mrs. Cummings was bury at her
'dsk, says Lippincotts, when Ned, an
'ld time" darky who had been a
servant in her family ever since "be
fa' de wah" days, approached her and
idth many apoligies for the interrup
Ibon asked "Mis Sally can I git off two
weeks from today? I has to go to
"Two weeks from today. Why, I
think so, Ned. What are you going
to do in town?" inquired Mrs. Cum
"I wans to go to a fun'al. Miss
Sally; a fren' of mine's gwine to be
buried den," he said.
"You don't mean two weeks, then
Med," returned Mrs. Cummings.
"Yase,'i, Miss Sally, it's two weeks
from today; hain't dat de twenty
"Yes, two weeks from today will
be the twenty-first, but you must be
mistaken, they could not keep the
body so long except in a vault."
Mrs. Cummings was nowthoroughly
puzzled by the old darky's request
ad wondered what it could all mean.
Ehe knew none of Ned's set could af
ford to pay-for a vault and how could
they be making arrangements for a
funeral two weeks hence, with the
prospective corpse, still alive? The
thought made her,shudder.
"rWel, 'in, dat de day," said Ned.
"But how can you be so sure? Sup
pose your friend is not dead by that
"Oh, yase, 'in, he soly will be de
twenty-fust; dat's de day he's gwine
to be buried 'nless he git out befo,."
"Ned, what do you mean? When did
*- ke die?" asked Mrs. Cummings.
"Oh. he ain't dead ye , Miss Sally,
but he sholy will die, 'cagse he's gwine
to be hung dat day snid dey'll bea
fun'l all right."
Don't Be Envious..
The men or women who envy -those
who happen to he''able to dress well
and to enjoy the' pleasures of life a
little more than those who are com
pelled to work continually will be
miserable all their days, for, no matter
how high they may get, they will find
oThers still higher. The envious per
son is never satisfied and never can
be. Take the successful men of the
etty, and you will find that the major
ity of them began just where you did.
'Then why are you not in equally
good circumstances? If you ran a
race with a man and lost it, you
would hardly blame your failure on
the race course. You started even
and ran together, and you lost be
cause you couldn't run as fast as he
or lacked the power of endurance. So
your failure in the race of life is not
due to the track, but to your lack of
L ability as a ruunler.
"A bad penny always come back."
And so an unkind word wi!l retura
Jail Life in Japan.
Pall Mall Gazette.
Imagine a park or garden in the
Japanese style, with- dwarf trees, sur
rounded by a hedge instead of a wall,
in this park a group of Japanese
houses, like those occupied by peas
ants. The pri-ners are all at work
proportioned to their physical ability.
Some are threshing and grinding rice.
others are weaving coarse cloth of a
dark red color, of which the prison
uniforms are made; the old and infirm
are separating leaves of paper. All
of them receive a percentage of their
earnings. The younger prisoners are
in school. The discipline is military
in form, but in its spirt reformatory.
There are few evasions notwith
standing the ease with which they
could be effected. One reason for
is the effiiciency of the aJpanese po
lice, which is said to be the best in
the world. The prisoners are divided
into three grades, and are differently
fed according as they are idle, and
refractory, amenable to discipline, or
exceptionally well behaved. The only
other punishment is solitary confine
ment in a sort of dungeo- not exceed
ig five days. No prisoner may be dis
charged, however short his term of
sentence, unless his family or friends
assume responsibility for him. The
result has been the organization of a
large number of prisoners' aid socie
Six Saying to Remember.
Out of a large number of quotations
selected by its readers the Woman's
Home Companion for January priats
the following as the five most helpful
mottoes for the New Year. They are
"There is something better than
making a living; making a life."
"It is never too late to be what you
might have been."
"Great principles are in small ac
tions. If we fail in our present cir
cumstances to live nobly, we need not
imagine we should have done better
on a grander scale. Develop great
character in simple duties and in in
"To be of good cheer in case of
disappointment; exercise greater
carity toward the erring, and make
more allowance for the opinions of
people whose views differ from mine;
to smile more and frown less."
"To be honest; to be kind; to earfo
a little, and to spend a little less; to
make upon the whole a family hap
pier for his presence; to renounce,
when that shall be necessary, and not
be embittered; to keep a: few friends,
and these without capitulation; above
all, on the same grim condition, to
keep friends with himself-here is a
task for all that a man has of forti
tude and deliccy."
Wilkie's Starting Point.
A story which shows the great ef
fect which an apparently trifiling
thing will sometimes have upon a per
son's after life is told in connection
with Wilkie, the painter.
One day, when Sir John Sinclair
was dining in company with Mr. Wil
kie, the artist was asked if any par
ticular circumstances had led him to
adopt his profession.
"Had your father, mother or any of
your relations a turn for painting?"
inquired Sir John. "What led you to
follow that art?"
"The truth is. Sir John," replied Mr.
Wilkie. "you made me a painter."
"I!"~ exclaimed the baronet. "Why,
I never had the pleasure of meeting
"No," responded the painter, with a
smile, "but when you were drawing up
the statistical account of Scotland my
father, who was a clergyman in Fife,
had a good deal of correspondence
with you concerning his parish, and in
the course of it you sent him a color
ed drawing of a soldier in the uniform
of your Highland Fencible regiment.
"I was so delighted with this picture
that I was constantly drawing and
trying to color copies of it, and it was
in this way, to the best of my belief
that my transformation inti a painter
was gradutily effected."
"Why do you say that Gambley is
no good simply because h.e wears a
suit with large checks?"
"Wat1 do you like the checks?"
"Do you know anybody who does?".
"Well. don't you call a man 'a.
THE TREE OF IMAGES.
Legend of a Peculiar Plant That
Grows in Tibet.
There is a legend about a tree of
Tibet, called the "tree of ro,ooo im
ages," which reads like this:
Far away in the dreary land of Am
bo, in Tibet is a green valley in which,
in a Tartar tent, was born a wonder
ful boy named Tsong Kaba. From his
birth he had a long white beard and
flowing hair and could speak perfectly
his native tongue.
His manners were majestic, and his
words were full of wisdom. When he
was three years old he resolved to cut I
off his hair and live a solitary life. So
h-i mother shaved his head and threw 1
his long, flowing locks upon the
ground outside teir tent door. From
his hair sprang the wonderful tree.
Tsong Kaba lived many years, did
countless good deeds and at last died.
But the tree which. had grown up
from his hair lived, and they called it
"the tree of io,ooo images." This was
long before the christian era, but it is
the testimony of the French mission
aries that the tree lives yet. The leav
es are always green. The wood is of
a reddish tint and has an aroma as of
The bark of the tree is marked with
well known symbols in the Tibetan
language. Alphabetic characters also
appear in green on every leaf, some
darker, some lighter than the leaf it
self. The branches of the tree are de
scribed as being spread out like plum
es of feathers crowning a trung only
eight -feet high, but of great girth.
Two French missionaries who mw
the tree were fully convinced that the
marks upon it were of natural growth.
Oil Locomotive to Halve Steam Cost
A Denver (Col.) special to the New
York Herald says: Local railroad
men are awaiting with interest the
advent of the new internal combus
tion locomotive which the Southern
Pacific company expects to install
It is said that this type of engine
will be especially adapted to moun
tain climbing, and will, therefore; be
valuable in the Rocky mountain
In theory the cost of operation will
be less than half that of steam and a
speed of ioo to i2o miles an hotir
can be developeed. In fact the build
ers say there is no limit to the speed,
providing the track is in- suitable
conditions. Enough oil fuel can be
carried to run one of these locomo
tives from New York to San Fran
cisco, without stopping.
The limit of speed and power in
steam locomotives has apparently
been reac.hed. Within the last five
years locomotives have gained 100,
ooo pounds in weight and can take on
It takes a pound in weight to carry
a pound in weight, and every addi
tion to the capacity mean greater
weight in the tender and consequent
ly more power to draw the tender.
Driving wheels to produce high speed
can be made just so large. The larger
they are the more weight is concen
trated in one place. This concentra
tion cannot become too great because
it would be an ubearable strain on the
rails and bridges. To distribute the
weight long driving rods are used.
But the rods must be short enough
to enable the engine to make curves
without leaving the track.
In the internal combustion locomo
tives the power is so concentrated
that almost all of it can be used. It
can develop four times as much en
ergy as is used in the ordinary en
The locomotive being constructed
for the Southern Pacific is the only
one of its kind. In action it is what
is known~ as the four-stroke cycle.
Prom a compressed air reservoir
the power is obtained for starting.
This gives the piston its first stroke
when it takes the air alone at atmos
pheric pressure and temperature.
The second stroke compresses this
air to a high pressure and to a tem
perature of about 1.ooo degrees Fah
renheit. The third stroke is what is
known as the working stroke. At
this point oil is sprayed into the air
at x,oo degrees Fahrenheit. The
amount of oi! sprayed is regulated
During the first part of this stroke
combustion of the oil is carried on at
a sonstant pressure for a period reg-.
.a by t+e amout of all serayed
in. The second part of the stroke
is practically an expansion without
transference of heat. The fourth
stroke exhausts the gases.
The only fuel used is crude oil that
cost 3 to 5 cents a gallon.
Feeding Old Hens,
Farmer's Home Journal.
As long as the old hens will lay it
is not wise to market them, but they
must be closely watched in late
summer and fall, especially after they
go into winter quarters, so that if
:hey stop laying they can be prepar
!d for market as quickly as possible.
[t has been found that old hens will
ay into the winter for a considerable
period if some pains are taken to feed
:hem during late summer while they
ire on the range. One of the best
oods for this period is peas, using
:he field peas and feeding them raw
Lfter being cracked or cooking them
ind feeding as a mash with bran.
This feed incites egg production
Lnd keeps the hens in good condition
vithout making them over fat; at the
;ame time they are in such good con
lition that should they stop laying
:hey can be fattened for market at
;mall expense. The plan is worth
:rying for one of the losses of the
)oultry business comes from spend
ng too much in fattening the hens
or market after they have stopped
She-Jack played an awfuly heart
less trick on Flossie.
She--Why, they were engaged, you
know, and last night, at the b;11
masque, Jack nade up so that Flos
sie didn't know him. He proposed
ind was accepted againi
Mrs. Barganday-Will those socks
Saleslady-They've been on this
counter nearly two days and there is
not a hole in them yet.
Whenever you start out on a
* This plan will save you many
0time. If we haven't just wha1
* We shall not urge you to buy,
0 goods as soon as you tan. It
every way to make selections
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-osses caused by errcrs of h. It wards off h
and Consumption. ou"ng Men r a
hodand Old Men recover Youthiul Vigrfif
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Collecting Bee Stings.
Among those who are gathering
bees stings for medicinal purposes
is William Sesler, of Jenkingtov,
Pa. To collect bee stings by )et
ting an indignant bee sting your arm
seems a painful if set heroic j4eib
od, but Mr. Selser declares ihat it
is not even uncomfortable.
in of 11e Gambler.
New York Pyess.
When you see a man excessrely
shined up, sew overcoat, new' at,
trousers painfuRy creased, AoEs *at
reflect images of the surreuandng;
when you set him enter a ear 'liw
the tal of his coat up is tack bWe
dropping inst a seat, streteh- dut Iis
legs, jerk up his trousers and begn
to clean his nais, it is safe to bet
$1,000,000 he is a successfai gambtr.
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