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They Almost Kept the Tourists Fron
Getting the Boat.
A couple ow tourists staying at a vil
lage which is in close proximity to i
well known Scottish loch had a fancl
one fine Sunday to go for a row on the
loch. They accordingly sallied fortl
in search of the boatman, whom the
met just leaving his house, dressed ii
his Sunday best and carrying a Bibl'
under his arm.
"We want to go for a row," said on(
of the tourists.
"Dae ye no' ken it's the Sawbath?'
answered Sandy. "Ye'll no' get a boal
ra me the day. forby I'll hae ye taE
n that I am an elder o' the kirk."
"Yes, yes," expostulated the tourists
hat's all very well for you. but wE
n't require you with us. You can gc
church; we can row ourselves."
Aye, aye," said the elder. -but jis1
k whit the meenister '11 say."
"Never mind the minister," was the
eply; "he will know nothing about it
We will pay you well."
"Ah, weel," said Sandy, "I'll no' lel
ye the boat, bit I'll tell ye whit I'l
dae. Dae ye see yon wee boatie door
.among the rushes? Weel, she's ready
wi' the oars inside. Jist ye gang doon
there an' row oot tae the middle o
the loch, an' I'll come doon tae the
,bank an' swear at ye. Bit never ye
mind; ye jist row on an' I'll call for
the money on Monday." - London
An impromptu Ceremony In Which
King Georga IV. Figured.
That.was a curious sort of impromp
tu coronation In which his majesty
King William IV. of England figured.
Things did not go very well with Earl
Grey's government after the second
reading of the first reformed bill had
been carried by a majority of one in
1831, and one Friday in April they
-suddenly got the king to go down and
prorogue parliament in person. Some
body went off to the Tower to fetch the
crown, and with a scratch body of at
tendants his majesty drove down to
the house of lords. What happened
there is described In Greville's mem
The king ought not properly to have
worn the crown, never having been
-crowned, but when he was in the rob
Ing room he said to Lord Hastings:
"Lord Hastings, I wear the crownn
Where Is It?" It was brought to him:
and when Lord Hastings was going to
put It on his head he said, "Nobody
shall put the crown on my head but
myself." He put it on and then turned
to Lord Grey and said. "Now, my lord,
the coronation is over."
The crown did not fit very well, we
are told, but the prorogation was suc
-cessfully effected.-London Chronicle.
If anybody were ask-ed to suggest
why the soup plate was made broad
and shallow the almost certain answer
would be that such an arrangement
facilitates the cooling of the soup to a
temperature comfortable to the mouth.
We believe that utilitarians drink tea
-out of a saucer for the same reason.
While that may be the explanation of
the peculiar shape of the soup plate,
the advantage indicated is surely In
-signinicant compared with the- obvious
disadvantages which may probably
-arise from exposing so large a surface
,of.. nutrient fluid to the air. Soup
--hould be served in a cup, a low broad
teacup, and the method. which is be
<oming more usual. is hygienic. Too
-deep a vessel would be an error on the
other side. Its advantages would be
canceled by Its great drawback. We
-should miss some of the delicate fla
vors of the soup.-London Laneet.
Walter Priebard Eaton. the dramatic
critic. relieves modern dramas are too
elaborately staged. in "The Question
of Scenery" in the American Maga
zine be says:
"After all, it was not the Elizabeth
ans who were . stupid Decause they
could enjoy the drama on a bare stage.
It Is we who are stupid because we
cannot enjoy the drama unless the
stage Is littered with 'realistic" scen
ery. We have no faith in our own im
aginative powers. It would be a good
thing for the drama if all scenery
were abolished for the next ten years.
Having learned to get along without
it, we would perhaps keep it in Its
proper place for awhile after it re
turned. Its proper place is as a pic
torial and suggestive background to
Sthe actors and the play and nothing
but a -background."
Ruined by Jesting.
The Antiochenes themselves brought
about the ruin of the beautiful city of
Antioch, the ancient capital of the
-Greek kings of Syria. These people
were famous for their biting and scur
rilous wit as well as their ingenuity
In devising nicknames. When the Per
-slans under Chosroes invaded Syria in
-538 the Antiochenes could not refrain
from jesting at them. Ample revenge
-for this was taken by the Persians,
-who totally destroyed the city.
Would Do His Own Biting.
The British gentleman new to our
-shores stepped up to the cigar counter
-and requested of the "clark" a cigar.
"What will you have, a bit cigar?"
-asked the "clark."
"No; I'd rawther bite It myself." re
pled the Briton. - San , Franicisco
Men Are Beacons.
Every man Is the center of perpetual
-radiation like a luminous body. He is.
as It were, a beacon which entices a
ship upon the rocks if It does not guide
i Into nort.-AmieL
The Dusky Native Belles Have Queer
Ideas About Dress.
It would be hard to find a spot where
the subject of dress does not sway the
feminine mind. To the world at large
its observance causes either a great
deal of pleasure or a good store of
T amusement. In the category of amuse
ment may be placed the proceedings of
th^ dusky belles described by Beatrice
Grimshaw in her book, "In the Strange
A lace trimmed garment of mine,
usually worn at night under the shel
ter of sheets and quilts, went to a Sun
day morning church as a best dress in
full daylight on the person of the laun
dress intrusted with my wash. The
funny side was so conspicuous that she
never got the reproof she deserved.
A certain flower toque made of pop
pies, a bloom unknown in the Pacific,
first drove the women of tue island
half -distracted with excit ement. then
led thirty-six native ladies to appear
simultaneously at a dance wearing ex
cellent copies of my Paris model done
in double scarlet hibiscus from the
A wedding from which unfortunate
ly I was absent furnished the finest.1
display of native dress that took place
that year. The bride wore fourteen
silk dresses, not all at once. but one
after another, changing her dress
again and again during the reception
until the white spectators were fairly
JOY IN THE SCHOOL.
How Infant Classes In Some Foreign
Countries Are Handled.
The man in the club had been talk
ing politics with the school inspector
until that gentleman declined to dis
cuss the subject any inore.
"We'll talk about the youngsters
themselves for . chs age," he said.
"Do you know that both in France and
Belgium reading, writing and arith
metic are being omitted from the
subjects taught in Infant schools? The
children are simply taught to be happy
instead. And when, they bring their
dinners to school the food has, under
the official regulations, to be put into
a basket, which must be libeled at
the school and set on a spec1al shelf
in a clean, airy place. Fancy such
regulations In England! Any old news
paper and any cupboard is good
enough for our children.
"In Germany toys are, provided for
play time, and all little children are
compelled to brir, clean pocket hand
kerchiefs to school, and they must
have a bath once a week.
"In Finland the tiniest children are
taught to wash dolls, dust, sweep, look
after flowers, and so on, and in somej
Japanese schools a resting room, witht
a bed, is provided. so that overtired
children may have a nap!"-Londonl
Bill and His Watch.
"Bill, can you give me the correct
time?" says one of Bill's .friends.
"Sure," says Bill, dragging out his
watch. "My watch was just 'leven
seconds slow at twenty minutes of 4
day before yesterday afternoon, and II
don't believe it's varied more than a
quarter of a second since. It's now
twenty-two minutes and seven sec
onds past 5."
"Thanks, old man," says Bill's
friend, who then drops his own watch
Into his pocket and goes on his way.
Really he wasn't so particular about
knowing the time himself as desirous
of giving pleasure to Bill, for he knows
that Bill is one of the few million me
in the world who think each that his~
watch Is a wonder and who feel them-1
selves flattered when their friends ask
them for the correct time.-New York
Caught Her Secret.
Old Podkins lay back in his chair in
calm content. and. though-his wife was
quite near him, he was ha.py. for she
had not broken the silence~ for nearly
He bad been married for five and
twenty long years, and Mrs. Podkins
almost daily - during twenty-four of
them had disturbed the domestic peace
by a too full exercise of her tongue.
"My dear," broke in Mrs. P., thInk
ing it time she said something to In-1
terrupt the quiet, "I see by the papersI
that a petrified jaw two yards long
has been found in Cornwall"
"What!" cried Podk-ins, starting up.
"Now I know ydur secret. But you
never,. told me your ancestors came
from that part of the world!"-Dundee
There was a traveling man once who
found himself short of funds. His
irst thought, of course, was to wire
his firm, which he did. In a night let:
ter he explained the situation and ask
"How shall I act?"
The next morning he got a day men
sage which was nothing If not illumi
"Act as If you were broke."-San
"ssea help to her mother?" ask
ed one woman.
"Yes, Indeed," replied the other.
"She has taught her to say 'culinary
Iart' instead of 'cooking.' "-Exchange.
He-So young March and his father
are carrying on the business? She
Yes. The old man runs the business,
while young March does the carrying
on.-New York Globe.
The most changeable things in the
world are the course of waters .end the:
anhmno. of women.-Pittacns
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