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Dr. Froehlin;:. the well-known Consulting and Analytical Chemist.:
"Fonticello Lithia Water is absolutely free from all organic impuri
ties and perfectiy pue, and as an unquestionablo proof of my faith in
the water, I use it altogether. "--Iichmonfd Times.
Geo. Ben. Johnston. M. D . Prof. Surgery Medical Cole; of Vir
ginia: "I have never used any mineral water so e' *- ely as the
Fenticello, and it has given uniformly good resul--.- prescribe it in
kidney and bladder troubles very largely. and also in stomach and
nervous disorders. with splendid effects.'
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fully study the various makes of corsets
now on the market. We invite the most
;critical examination of the KABO Cor
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"After doctoring fifteen years for
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two hundred dollars, nothing has done
me as much goad as Dr. King's New
Life Pills. I consider them the best
pills ever sold." writ-, B. F. Ayscue of
Ingleside, N. C. Scd under guarantee
at Arant's drug store. 25c.
The word "commencement" enables
orators in frock coats to tell beautiful
young ladies in white organdie that
the extinction of the academic era
marks the commencement of their
real lives." Maybe you have heard
them. and witnessed the thrill with
which the notion was received by
blushing maidenhood. It is a stupen
dous thought, bulging with originality,
and I suppose it is mean to meddle
with it, even though one knows how
that use of the word commenced-or
"began," if you prefer. In the old
days degrees or diplomas were not
granted in June. They were granted
in September, and the seniors of yes
teryear were forced to reinvade the
academic shades to acquire them at
the commencement of the new term.
After awhile it dawned upon, our insti
tutions of learning that the arrange
ment necessitated undue bother, so
they moved the "commencement" ex
ercises back across the vacation and
put them at the end of the year. How
ever, they neglected to rechristen them,
and oratory has gained much by that
inspired oversight-Boston Transcript
A Fountain of Ants.
The house I was occupying in India
was a bungalow, and, as is the case
with many bungalows, the inner walls
were constructed of merely sun dried
bricks, and in the recesses of. one wall
a colony of white ants had established
a nest It was evening. I heard be
hind me a buzzing sound. I turned,
and from a hole near the bottom of the
wall I beheld a fountain of young
white ants ascending. They reached
the ceiling, and then the descent com
menced. They alighted by thousands
on the table and there shook off their
wings. In a few minutes the cloth, the
plates, the glasses, even the lamp
shades, were covered with the little
white, feeble, crawling creatures. The
fountain of ants continued to play for
at least ten minutes. When, next
morning, the floor was swept the wings
that the ants had shaken off filled a
large basket What became of the ants
themselves I cannot say.-"Haunts and
Hobbies of an Indian Official."
Sly Old Commodore.
"When Commodore Vanderbilt was
alive," says a New York Central offi
cial, "the board of directors of he
New York Central used to find their
work all cut out for them when they
met All they had to do was to ratify
his plans and adjourn. Yet they had
their uses. Occasionally a man would
come to him with some scheme which
he did not care to refuse outright
"'My directors are a difficult body
of men to handle,' he would say. I'll
submit it to 'em, but I warn you that
they are hard to manage.'
"The matter would be submitted to
the board when it assembled and
"'There.' the commodore would say
when his visitor came to learn the re
sult 'I did the best I could, but I
told you in advance that my directors
were an obstinate lot'"
Mr. Newrich, the dust contractor,
having made a fortune, part of which
he had Invested In house property in
the east of London, wished to rise, like
a phenilx, from his ashes into some
sort of society. His golden key, ap
plied to the coffers of an impecunious
aristocrat, opened the way.
His new friend, among other things,
advised him that visiting cards were
a necessity, and, as a guide to drawing
one up ready for the printer, handed
him one of his own, which read,
Harold De Vere, Iona House. Ports
mouth Square, W."
Two days later, as De Vere was sit
ting in his dressing room at breakfast,
a servant brought In on a salver a
visiting card bearing the following:
"Ephraima Newrich, I Own 23 Houses,
London. E."-Philadelphia Ledger.
For more than two centuries the body
of Katherine of France. Henry V.'s
queen. uncovered in the building of
Henry VII.'s chapel, was one of the
sideshows seen by every visitor to the
abbey. Pepys, indeed, records that on
Shrove Tuesday, 1669, he "had the
upper part of her body In my hands
and did kiss her mouth, reflecting upon
it that I did kiss a queen."-P. P.'s
A Little Matter Among Friends.
Two boys were in fighting atti
tude. like bantams. Another and a
smaller one stood watching them, wip
ing his eyes, sobbing the while. '
"What did yer hit him for?" said'
"'Tain't none of your business."
"Yes, it Is. He's my friend."
"Well, he's my friend too." - New
Apples For Health.
A correspondent writes to ask us
what he should do when his doctor
pays him more visIts than are neces
sary. We would remind our corre
spondent of the old saying:
An apple a day
Keeps the doctor away.
But the apple must, of course, be
His Merit Card.
Mother '(surprised) - Why. Johnny,
how did you happen to get -the merit
card for good behavior at school this
week? Small Johnny-It was like this,
mamma. Harry Jones won It, and I
told him if he didn't give It to me I'd
punch him.-Hebrew Standard.
Reddy (putting down a gold piece)
Ticket for Del Monte. Ticket Clerk
Change at Castroville if you take this
train. Reddy-I'11 wait, then, for I
want my change right here, uncle.
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Dear Sirs-I first used your Catarrh Cure in
thc case of my son, who had chronic naso-phar
yngeal catarrh. with great benefit to him. I
often prescribe it for other of my patients, and
I think it is quite the finest remedy for catarrh
that hats ever been placed on the market.
Thanking you ror past f av:>rs, I am.
Yours very truly.
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Elloree, S. C.
Dear Sirs-Your medicine is wrinning fast in
this country. It has effected some remarkable
cures. I do not linow that it has failed in one
instace where it has been falriy tried.
Very trulv yours.
Rsv. T. H. ALLEN.
Dr. Blosser's Catarrh Remedy is fur sale by
H. R. Boger. Manning. S. C. A mcnth's treat
ment for $1.00. A free sample for the asking.
A postal card w.~ill brina it hy mail.
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Some years ago I was a teacher it
fghanistan, and during my stay it
that country I was often an unwilling
witness of some horrible exhibition;
of torture. Here is one they use in the
case of women to extract testimony
It consists in prying off the finger
nails by means of a small chisel 01
brad awl, which is shoved in slowly
but firmly, from the finger tip down
ward under the quick of the nail. whicl
is then lifted up and out.
This is another that I once saw user
in the case of a small child who woulc
not own up to some petty theft: Stick,
were thrust between its fingers and
the fingers then squeezed together, s(
that the sticks crushed into the bones
So much for women and children
Here is a method of eliciting informa
tion from an unwilling man: The cul
prit is stripped to the waist, and ther
boiling oil is flicked on to his back
This seldom fails to find the man';
The above are the chief forms of
"fahana," or torture. for the purpos
9f eliciting information, but it mus:
be stated that such inflictions as nip
ping of noses, tearing out tongues 01
splitting eyeballs do not come undel
the heading of "fahana," they being
punishments rather than tortures.
Duchesse and Anarchist.
Upon one occasion the Duchess
d'Uzes and Louise Michel met at th
bedside of a poor sick woman whoa
they were mutually aiding. They me
here frequently for a brief period. Thb
woman died. Louise Michel, who was
present at the death, wrote to thl
duchesse: "Madame-Our poor friend i:
dead. I have looked among her fey
belongings for a souvenir for you
Here is a small piece of passementeri
done by her hands. Accept It." .
few days afterward Mme. la Duchess
d'Uzes, nee Mortemart, went to thi
home of Louise Michel, the anarchis
-a bizarre abode at Levallois wher
the poor found always both a goo(
word and a piece of bread-to than]
,he "red virgin" for her letter and he:
gift. A friendship so was cementer
between the oddly assorted pair tha
was later not without result in the
operation of the most gigantic charit:
of the Duchesse d'Uzes-Boulangerism
He Left at Once.
He had been worshiping her fo
months, but had never told her, an
she didn't want him to. He had com,
often and stayed late-very late-any
she could only sigh and hope. He we
going away the next day on a holiday
and he thought the last night was th,
time to spring the momentous ques
ion. He kept it to himself, however
until the last thing. It was 11:30 b;
the clock, and it was not a very rapii
"Miss Mollie." he said tremulously
"I am going away tomorrow."
"Are you?" she said with the thoughi
lessness of girlhood.
"Yes." he replied. "Are you sorry?"
"Yes, very sorry." she murmured
"I thought you might go away thi
Then he gazed at the clock wistfull;
and said good night.-London Scraps.
The Power of the Whale.
If the whale knew its own power,
could easily destroy all the mnachiner;
which the art of man could devise fc
catching him. It would only be neces
sary for him to-swim on the surface I:
a straight line in order to break th
thickest rope, but Instead, on bein;
struck by the harpoon, he obeys a na1
ural instinct, which, In this instance
betrays him to his death. Not havin;
an air bladder. he can sink to the lou
est depths of the ocean, and, mnistakin;
the harpoon for the teeth of a sword
fish or a shark, he Instantly descends
this being his manner of freeing hin
self from these enemies, who eannc
bear the pressure of a deep ocean, ani
from deseending and ascending I:
small space he thus puts himself in th
power of the whaler.
The origin of the application of th
term "popinjay" to a dude was as fo)
lows: The popinjay was a figure of:
bird shot at for practice. The ja;
was decked with particolored feather
so as to resemble a parrot and, bein;
suspended on a pole, served as a tar
get He whose ball or arr.w brough
down the bird by cutting the strin;
by which it was hung received th
proud title of Captain Po'pinjay for tb
rest of the day and was escorted homn
He' Had Not Forgotten.
Artist William M. Chase told a stor;
of the eccentric Jimmy Whistler.I
was at a dinner party after all th
guests had been seated, when Chas
gently drew Whistler's attention to th
fact that he had forgotten his' tib
"Forgotten?" shrieked Whistler. "NotI
ig of the kind. Why should I spo3
the effect of a good linen collar, wit)
excellent lines, by sticking on a foolis]
little piece of fimsy lawn?"
And the dinner proceeded.
"Bilger eloped with his cook, the ut
"Well. I don't know. Why shouldn
he if he wanted to?"
But his wife was just going to giv
a dinner party."-Life.
A Pretty Sure Sign.
Mrs. Hoyle - I believe that I ax
growing old. Mrs. BoyleWhat give
you that idea? Mrs. Hoyle-I am gel
ting so that I don't care to go to ft
In the philosophy of some men heal
en is nothing but a place where every
body will be able to buy cheap and sel
DeWitt's Kidney and Bladder Pill
are prompt and thorough and will in
very short time strengthen the weal
ened kidneys and allay troubles arisin
from inflammation of the bladdes. The
are recommended every where. Sol
by W. E. Brown & Co.
"Would you call that orator's e1<
quence a gift?"
"Not at all. He always chargesa
least 50) cents admission."-Washing1
The greatest quarrels in the world
history have been between people wh
were once frniends.-Atchison Globe.
Big cuts or little cuts, small scratch<
or bruises or big ones are heale
uickly by DeWitt's Witch Hazi
Salve.~ It is especially good for pile
Be sure to get DeWitt's. Sold by V
I: I Consumptives Made Comfortable.
Foley's Honey and Tar has cured
many cases of incipient consumption,
and even in the advanced stages affords i
comfort and relief. Refuse any out the I
renuine Foley's Honey and Tar. W. I
E. Brown & Co.
Bribes For Clergymen.
"Three or four attempts have been
made to bribe me," said a clergyman. I
"My friends of the cloth tell me that 1
they, too, have been occasionally tempt
ed with bribes.
"Once it was the advertising man
ager of a health food. He offered a
subscription of $100 to our mission i
school If I would tell from the pulpit
how much good the health food had t
done me. I made him give me the a
money for the mission under threats
of exposure, but. of course. I did not
mention his food in the church. The
church Is no place for health food
"The widow of a drunkard and gen- 1
eral good for nothing offered me $50 if
I would lie in praise of her husband in
his funeral sermon. I praised the man
heartily in the sermon-no matter how
bad a man may be, if you examine his I
character you will find in it many
traits worthy of praise-and to the
widow I wrote a note of gentle rebuke. I
"Often we are asked to date back
marriage certificates, to say a couple 4
were married in six months or a year
- before they really were. A man once
offered me $1.500 to perpetrate a wrong
of this sort. I thrust a tract in his
hand and turned him out of doors."
Rain and Animals.
"Lions, tigers and all the cat tribe
dread rain," said a zoo keeper. "On a
rainy day they tear nervously up and
down their cages, growling and trem
bling. We usually give them an extra
ration of hot milk. That puts them to
sleep. Wolves love a gray day of
rain. They are then very cheery.
Treacherous as the wolf is, no keeper
need fear him on a rainy day. He is
too happy to harm a fly. Snakes, too,
like rain. They perk up wonderfully
as the barometer falls and the damp
makes itself felt In their warm cases
I "Rain makes monkeys glum. They
are apt from instinct, when they see it
r through the window, to clasp their
i hands above their heads and sit so
t for hours. That attitude, you know,
makes a kind of shelter. It is the
primitive umbrella. So, when it
rained, the naked primitive man and
woman sat gloomily in the primeval
swamps of giant ferns."
r A Mouse and a Candle.
I At the end of the bathing season, a
few years ago, a candle was left on
the mantelpiece of a family in Pouli
guen, France. When they returned the
next spring they found, according to
La Nature, that a mouse had done
Climbed somehow a marble chimney
V piece, there being no piece of furniture
near enough to leap from and no way
of descending from above.
Climbed the candlestick itself, which
was of highly polished silver, over ten
inches high. with a broad flare at the
Climbed the candle, began eating at
~the top, eating evenly all round down
to the base, leaving the bare wick
standing up perfectly straight
r If the mouse had begun at the base
of the candle, Its weight would have
caused it to t'opple over. It must have
taken the mouse a good many days to
t eat the candle down to the bottom.
r A Persistent Friend.
SMr. George Weir, an English actor,
In his early days appeared one night
in~ the role of Hamlet in an improvised
etheater at Stroud, in Gloucestershire,
and suffered much embarrassment
from the demonstrative attentions of
an enthusiastic former schoolfellow,
who sat in the front of the tent and
kept up a running comment on the
performance. "That .a Gargy Weir,"
exclaimed the admirer. "I knows
Gargy! I used to go to school along
t wi' he." After many expostulations
the interrupter was turned out, and
all went well until the audience was
hushed to deadly silence while Ham
let was going through his soliloquy.
Then suddenly a still, small voice
came cheeringly from the back row of
seats, "Garge, I be in again!"-Bell
SThe, Kafmrs are a very light hearted
people and do not worry about the fu
ture. As soon as the girls have fin
ished their work they may take up the
tigubu, which is an elementary musical
instrument, consisting of a taut bow
dxed to a gourd, and march across
e country twanging the string with a lit.
* tie piece of reed. The instrument, as a
rule, gives but one note, but to the
girl's sweetheart such music is "the
food of love."-World's Work.
t What's the Use?
e "Does wealth bring real enjoymenty'
e -'Naw. They won't let you eat the
grub you like or wear the clothes you
consider classy or listen to the music
you understand or even put a cast iron
dog on the lawn."-K~ansas City Jour
Envious of the Immune.
Little Henry (at the table, to the vis
tor)-I wish I were like you. Visitor
(flattered) - Why, little man? Little
-Henry-Because no one boxes your
ears when you eat with your fingers.
t London Opinion.
Flowers are the terrestrial stars that
bring down heaven to earth and carry
up our thoughts from earth to heaven,
2 the poetry of the Creator written in
s beauty and fragrance.
-The Kind He Bought.
Little Edwin-Mamma, what Is lqg
id air? Mamma-I don't know. Ask
-your papa. He's always going out be
. tween the acts "to get a little air."
After weariness come rest, peace,
joy, If we be worthy.-Newman.
Bees Laxative Cough Syrup for young and
old is prompt relief for coughs. croup, hoarse
Sness. whooping cough. Gently laxative. Guar
anteed. Sold by The Manning Pharmnacy.
I C oleridge's Cloudiness.
There isin Mr. Ellis Yariaoll's remi
e niscences, "Wordsworth and the Cole
ridges," a very amusing story of Sam
tt uel Taylor Coleridge, whose thoughts
- were sometimes too profound even for
poets to follow. Wordsworth and Sam-.
ue Rogers had spent the evening with
s Coleridge, and as the two poets walked
0 away together Rogers remarked cau
"I did not altogether understand the
a latter part of what Coleridge said."
dd -1 didn't understand any of it."
l Wordsworth hastily replied.
S "No more did I!" exclaimed Rogers,
. wh a sigh. of relief.
You Should Know This.
Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure any
ase of kidney or bladder trouole that
s Lot beyond the reach of medicine
,o medicine can do more. W. E.
3rown & Co.
How a Hat Is Sized.
C. writes that the size of a bat is
alculated on a curious principle. It
s the length plus the breadth divided
y 2. Thus a head 8% inches long and
i inches broad would require a hat
Ize of 14%/ divided by 2. which is 7%
Your correspondent C. is perfectly
ight in his description of the curious
ray in whie'. the size of a hat is ob
aiued. writes G., but his sample di
nensions are slightly misleading. Such
tn "oval" as 8% inches by 5% inches
vould scarcely be met with twice in
lifetime. The normal difference be
ween the length and width (technical
y called the "oval") is invariably
rough the gamut of sizes 1% inches.
Chus an ordinary 6% hat would meas
ire 7% inches long and 6 inches wide
nd a TK (four sizes bigger) S Inches
ong and GM inches wide. The longest
lead I have measured in many thou
ands was S% by 7%, which is the
quivalent of a 2% inch oval. Needless
o say, the inside of the hat was the
hape of a canalboat. - Manchester
It Did Not Work.
Mrs. Billings was installing the new
ook, a maiden from Finland, to whom
he kitchen contrivances of America
vere new and wonderful. "This, Ina,"
aid the lady, indicating a perforated
vooden board that hung against the
ttchen wall, "is the order list. See, it
ays 'butter, eggs, sugar, coffee, tea,
nolasses'-everything that we need to
at. Whenever we are out of any of
hese things all you need to do is to
)lace one of these little pegs in the
role opposite the name and the things
vill be ordered."
Mrs. Billings is not a methodical
iousekeeper. There were several con
;ecutive days when she completely for
,ot the existence of the of'der' list in
he kitchen, but ina labored with It
"Meesis,"' pleaded Ina, after strug
ling with the order board for three
lays, "I tank dose board must be out
)f order. I push dose peg in yust so
'ar as I can, but notting will come-no
agg. no butter, no nottings."-Youth's
The Voice and the Phonograph.
A vaudeville monologue man met a
riend in a Broadway car. After they
ad talked awhile the friend said:
"'ve been conscious ever since we
,egan to talk of some change In you,
)ut I couldn't make out what I know
iow. It is your voice. You speak so
nuch more distinctly than you used
"That Is because I :have been talking
nto a phonograph," said the vaude
ille performer. "The surest remedy
)n earth for slovenly speech is to hear
t little lecture of your own rolled off a
honograph record and find that about
alf the words have been pronounced
n direct opposition to Webster and all
the rest of the authorities. That was
ny experience. I. practiced for two
nonths hard before I could improve
speech that - had been good enough
or the theater up to the point where
t would pass muster -in a talking' ma
~hine."-New York Sun.
A Curious Ear.
The catfish uses his lungs as an 'or
gan of hearing. The needless lung be
:omes a closed sac filled with air and
:ommonly known ass the swim blad
let. In the catfish, as in the suckers,
:ubs and most brook fish, the air
bladder Is large and Is connected by a
lender tube, the remains of the tra
~hea, to the esophagus. At its front
t fits closely to the vertebral column.
Ehe anterior vertebrae are much en
arged, twisted together, and throughi
them passes a chain of bones. which
onnects with the hidden cavity of the
iir. The bladder therefore assists the
ear of the catfish as the tympanumn,
ad Its bones assist the ear of the
aigher animals. An ear of this sort
:an carry little range of variety in
sound. It probably gives only the im
ression of jars or disturbances In the
More About Crusoe.
Robins'on Crusoe had just discovered
2uman footprints on his Island.
He followed them ug.
They led him to a knoll overlooking
the sea on which somebody had put up
billboard with this Inscription paint
Id upon It:
Use Bunk's Pills
For .All Liver Troubles.
25 Cents a Bottle.
Owing to the avarice and greed of
the publishers, however, who refused
to incorporate this incident In the story
iness paid regular advrertising rates. It
was omitted, and the book went to
ress in the garbled and inconiplete
orm with which the reading public Is
The First Monotheists.
So far as we know, the Egyptian
riests were the first monotheists.
There existed in Egypt two kinds of
religious teaching, the "exoteric"' and
the "esoteric." that for the masses of
the people and that for the select few,
the little company of the "wise." The
asses were polytheists, believing in a
ultitude of gods, while the few be
ieved only in one god, of whom OsirId,
bead of the popular deities, was but a
weak reflection.-New York American.
Stands For Many.
Boy-Cow Is a noun, feminine gen
ler, third person singular, and stands
"Stands for Mary?" asked the master
"Yes, sir." responded the urchin.
with a grin. "for If the cow didn't
stand for Mary how could Mary milk
:he cow"-London Express.
Some family trees seem never to
yar anything but lemons.--Dallas
Operation for Piles will not be necessary if
you use ManZan Pile Remedy. Guaranteed.
Price 5c. Sold by The .Manning~ Pharmacy.
The passionate rhythms of "The
hierry Widow" waitz floated through
the office, and the boss looked up from
ls desk impatiently.
"Frederic," he said, "I wish you
wouldn't whistle at your work."
"I ain't workin', sir," the office boy
replied calmly. "I'm only just whis
tli~n'."-New York Press.
A Japanese Joke.
Guest-DO you know that fellow of
Sayama Is telling all kinds of lies to
defame your character? Host-If he
is telling lIes I don't care, but If he'd
begin to tell the truth I'11 throttle him.
Gues-Oh you will eh?-.Tanan Cur
A clubwoman, writing in the Phila
delphia Record, reveals a feminine in
consistency in the peculiar views held
by some women about the use of their
first names. She says:
"A couple of years ago I had occa
sion to send a letter to a married wo
man, and in addressing her I wrote
'Mrs. Henry -.' Imagine my sur
prise when in reply I received an in
dignant letter from her, in which she
said: 'I do not at all like to have my
identity submerged in that of my hus
band. I do not see why I cannot be
addressed by my own name. Becau:
I am married is that any reason why
I should lose my individuality? My
name is Anna.' The next letter I
wrote to the indigeant wife you can
be sure it bore the first name of the
woman in question, but the climn
came recently, when the husband died
and my fastidious friend was left a
widow. I wrote her on club business
and, bearing in mind her first scold
ing, took particular pains to address
her as 'Mrs. Anna -.' The answer
to this from her makes me shiver to
think about 'Do you think I have so
far forgotten my beloved Henry,' she
said, 'as to be willing to abandon his
name altogether? I wish you would
address me as Mrs. Henry in the fu-.
ture, please. I may be an unfortunate
widow, but I still bear my husband's
name, I think. "
The President's Salary..
It is safe to say that very few of the
people living in this country know how
the president of the United States
draws his salary of $50,000 a year. Of
those few who may have given the
matter a thought, a large majority do
not know whether he receives his sal
ary monthly, quarterly or semiannual
ly. As a matter of fact, the salary due
the president is taken to the White
House by a trusted messenger from the
office of the treasurer of the United
States on the last day of each month
and handed over to the official whose
business it is to look after it The
president receives his. salary In. the
shape of a check, the $50,000 being di
vided into eight checks of $4,166.67 each
and four checks of $4166.88 'each.
Thus one month out of every three the
president receives 1 cent less on his;
check than he does the other two. Some
such arrangement as this is necessary,
as, of course, $50,000 is not exactly di
visible by twelve.
The Efficacy of Prayer.
Among my esteemed neighbors there
Is a family known for the piety of its
members and their implicit confence
In the efficacy of prayer. .One of the
daughters, Miss Kate B., has almost
reached the age wh. she could be re
erred to ungallantly as .an old maid.
She is the target for many a good na
tured quip pertaining to her alleged
hopes and endeavors in the direction
Not long ago a certain society of
young men which had interested.itself
In a campaign for higher saloon license
sent a committee to visit the homes of
the district and obtain signatures to a
high license petition. When this cem
mittee, numbering half a dozen mem
bers, ascended the front steps at the
B. home my friend's wife was the first
to see it through the front window.
"Laws, John!" she exclaimed to her
husband. "See all those yotfng men
coming to visit us."
Mr. B. glanced out of -the window,
noted the number of the invading force
and remarked, with an air of convic
"Humnph! Kate's been prayIng
agan."-San Francisco Call.
-An Anecdote of Elsworth.
There was a characteristic incident in
the e/rly life of Colonel Ellsworth, the
brilliant young lawyez who was one of
the first notable -victims of the civil
war. His struggles to gain a foothold
In his profession were attended by
many hardships afnd humiliating priva
tions. Once, finding the man he was
looking for on a matter of business in
a restaurant, he was Invited to partake
of the luncheon to which his acquaint
ance was just sitting down.! Ellsworth
was~ravenously hungry, almost starv
~ng, in fact, but he declined courteously,
but firmly, asking permission to talk
over the business-that had. brought him
thither while the other went on with
The brave young fellow In teling the
story in after years confessed that he
suffered positive agony at the sight and
smell of the tempting food.
"I could not in honor accept hospi
tality I could not reciprocate." was his
simple explanation of his refusal. "I
might starve, but I could not sponge!'
-Marion Harland's "Complete Eti
Wangles was married recently, and
there was a regular hail of rice, con
etiand old shoes for good luck as he
got into the cab. Moreover, on turn
ing round he was struck above the
eye by a friendly shoe with rather a
As the cab immediately drove away
no notice was taken of the accident.
and, despite the large handkerchief
tied by his sobbing bride over his in
jured optic, the blood still flowed down
When they arrived at their destina
tion the newly created Benedict went
out to a doctor to get the bleeding
"How did you come by this, my
"Well, you see. doctor-aw-I got
married this morning, and"- com
menced Wangles, when the doctor
"What! Has she started already?"
"You say you met the defendant on
a street car and that he had been
drinking and gambling." said the at
torney for the defense during the cross
"Yes."~ replied the witness.
"Did you see him take a drink?"
"Did you see him gambling?"
"Then how do you know," demanded
the attorney, "that the defendant had
been drinking and gambling?"
"Well." explained the witness, "he
gave the conductor a blue chip for his
car fare and told him to keep the
:A Lucky Horseshoe.
The Australians when they find a
horseshoe throw It over their shoulder.
A lady in Sydney found one and threw
it gracefully over her shoulder. It
went through a hatter's window and
hit a customer who was trying on a
new hat. This gentleann, under the
Impression that one of the shopmen in
a fit of temporary Insanity had played
the trick, promptly struck him and
sent him through the plate glass win
dow. A general melee ensued, although
on consideration nobody knew what It
wa all aot