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A Learncd Russian Baby.
William Lyon Phelps tells this story
about Robert Louis Stevenson as illus
trating the cosmopolitanism of Rus
sian character, which Professor Phelps
says is unaccountable *in a measure
for the international effect and influ
ence of Russian novels. Stevenson,
writing from Mentone to his mother.
Jan. 7, 1S74, said: "We have two lit
tle Russian girls, with the youngest of
whom, a little polyglot button of a
three-year-old, I had the most laugha
ble little scene at lunch today. She
said something in Italian which made
everybody laugh very much. After
some examination she announced em
phatically to the whole table in Gcr
man that I was a madchen. This
hasty conclusion as to my sex she was
led afterward to revise, but her new
opinion was announced in a language
quite unknown to me and probably
Russian. To complete the scroll of
her accomplishments she said goodby
to me in very coxrmendable English."
Three days later Stevenson added:
"The little Russian kid is only two
and a half. She speaks six lan
"A Right and Lawful Rood."
An example of the old rough and
ready methods of arriving at a meas
urement is the Elizabethan way of
getting the "feet." Falentin Leigh.
who wrote on surveying, records that
after service on Sunday sixteen men
were stopped at the church door, just
as they -happened to come out, and
drawn up in line, left foot to left foot.
The length thus obtained was taken
as "a right and lawful rood to meas
ure and survey the land with," and
a sixteenth part of it as "a right and
lawful foot." Although big and little
men were thus roughly averaged
against each other, the results nat
urally varied to some extent Hence
it is. as Shaw Sparrow notes in treat
ing of this "rood" as the architectural
"bay" which gives us the "bay win
dow," that a bay is sometimes found
to be rather less than sixteen feet of
twelve inches.-London Chronicle.
The Shepherd and His Flock.
A certain good bishop was in Italy
for his health, and while walking in
the country one day he met a small
girl who was tending some pigs. The
animals were giving her a great deal
of trouble, and the good bishop offered
to stay and watch the ones that were
grunting and rooting in a ditch while
the little shepherdess went to catch
two runaways that had strayed from
the fol. When she came back the
reverend gentleman stroked the un
kempt curly head of the child and ask
ed her how much she earned by her
hard work and was told that she re
ceived 4 soldl a day.
"Do you know," said he, "that 1, too.
am a shepherd? But I earn much more
"Ah yes," answered the little peas
ant, "but no doubt you tend many
more pigs than I do."
Impaling the Wild Boar.
In Germany the boar hunt occurs an
nually. Trained hounds are held in
leash until the lair of the boars is sniff
ed, and then they are let go. Off rush
the bristling beasts. They run fast,
and the faster they skip along the wild
er andi "madder" they get. Sometimes
they are shot, but the correct style of
killng is to use a long spear or a short
swordlike knife. ~The hunter spies his
boarship speeding along in an almost
straight line, blInded with rage and
ferocity. Bending over sideways to the
earth, the sportsman thrusts his spear
dull end downward in the soil and the
sharp point slanting upward and turn
ed directly to the boar's path. Straight
on the wild hog rushes, and with all
the impetus of his long flight he plunges
upon the spear point and there, impaled.
dies a bloody death
Peculiarity of Sea Otter Fur.
"This collar," said a furrier, "is sea
otter skin, the costliest fur known.
Silver fox, beside sea otter, is cheap.
Where you would pay $1,000 for a sil
.ver fox skin you'd pay $2,000 for a sea
otter. It is only . the Russians, the
world's greatest fur lovers, who go in
for this most precious of all furs.
They use It exclusively for coat col
lars. Why? For a strange reason, an
almost incredible reason. Sea otter is
the only fur on which the breath won't
The MacPherson-Mani, Judkdns is
right-there's a deal of sufferin' at
tendant on yon whusky drinkin', for,
MacTaggart, ye'll mind me, whiles a
mon's drinkin' his ain whusky there's
the terrible expense tae think of, an'
whiles he's -drinkin' a friend's whusky
he drinks sae much that he suffers ter
rible the morrn..-London M. A. P.
It was a Kingston (Ont.) woman
,who recently sized up one feature of
the servant girl question in a new way.
She said, "I got a girl to relieve me
of physical fatigue, and soon I got rid
of her to relieve me of mental fatigue."
Cited His Own Case.
Singleton-Even a married man has
a right to his own opinion. Hen
peckke - My dear fellow, it isn't a
question of right. It's a question of
Out of the 207 words in Abraham
Lincoln's Immortal Gettysburg speech
190 are words of only one syllable. It
isn't the big words that count-New
Sophomore-Wonder what makes the
telegraph lines bum? Senior-I've wir
ed dad for dough. and I guess he's
talking back.-Chicago Journal.
Mr. Briggs-Her~'s an article, my
dear, a very interesting article, in
which a prominent doctor says that a
-certain cure for nervousness in women
is silence-complete silence. Mrs.
Briggs (promptly)-I'll bet anything
some fool of a man doctor wrote that!
--Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I am determined to live in luxurious
surroundings and eat and drink the
best the land affords." said the frankly
"That ought to be easily arranged,"
replied Miss Cayenne. "All you have
to do is to get a situation as a butler."
He Was Prepared.
Mrs. McTurk-Mr. McDougall, up
stairs, fell over his window sill an'
was kilt last night, sir. The Minister
Dear, dear, how sad! I trust he was
prepared for the end? Mrs. McTurk
Oh, I'm sure he wuz, because when he
passed oor window I heard him say.
"-Noo fur the bump!"-Dundee Adver
In the Wike of the Measles.
Th: little So" )f 0i.- (. B. 1; 'a- er,
Litite Rock. .rk., had the IeruSes.
The result wa is a -ev ere cough which
-rew wors and he could not sleep. She
-1: "One bottle of Fole-'s iloneV and
Tar Compoutid complzetey cured hin
aZ.d he has nevtr berU nothe'red sinc."
I roup. w h1oni coLh measics cOUd
a di id to oley's iioney and Tari W 'd m
pou'ad. The genuine is in the y!i!ow
package always. Refuse subtitue..
W. E. Brown & Co.
His Frankness Won.
The late Senator Dolliver said that
in politics it paid to be frank and
honest with the people.
"31y predecessor in the senate," he ]
said, "was John H1. Gear. On one oc- 3
casion the prohibition spirit was run
ning high, and a public meeting was!
held, with a well known Quaker as I
chairman. Gear was invited to the
meeting. He accepted the invitation.
The old Quaker called him to the plat- 3
form and said:
"'We learn that tbou dost not belong c
to any temperance society and also s
that thou dost drink liquor at thy dis- s
cretion. Is this true?'
"'Every word of it is true,' replied
Gear, 'but did you ever hear of my
doing anything dishonorable?'
"'Nay,MS~r. Gear,' replied the old t
Quaker chairman-'nay, we have never o
heard anything else to thy discredit s
Thy frankness is more to be commend- v
ed than thy habits. But thou hast not t
I lied to us. and we will support thee.' 0
"And they did," said Senator Dol- c
liver, "and elected him too."-Wash- c
Her Bridge Prize. V
A decided coldness between two wo- .
men who had been friends for many c
years is the result of a mistake made c
by the maid of one of them who bad r
had a four table bridge party one t
afternoon recently. In keeping with c
the custom, she bad provided a prize e
for each table. to be brought to the t
card room just before tea was served t
and placed on the tables which bore u
the corresponding numbers. It was a s
"lovely party" in every respect, with ii
never a hitch until the woman at No.
S opened the parcel which was sup
posed to contain her trophy of victory
over her three competitors, but which I
really contained a piece of perfumed 3
soap. Unfortunately, the hostess was r
not in the group when the package N
was opened, and much had been said S
before she discovered that the wrong
bundle had been brought downstairs.
New York Tribune. s
The Seal's Marvelous Instinct.
The instinct of the seal is narveious.
It will leave its young on the ice ,in
the morning and, going down through c
a hole, remain away all day swim- i
ming in search of food. Returning In t
the evening, it will locate its offspring 1
in the same "patch" among hundreds a
of thousands of other baby seals not- c
withstanding that the ice may have 3
wheeled or drifted fifty or sixty miles 4
during the day from wind and tide
and notwithstanding that the patch
may extend thirty or forty miles from
one end to the other. Whether this
instinct is of the class that enables
the bird without any mark or chart in
a forest with millions of trees alike to
find its way back with ease and preci
sion to its nest I do not know, but it
is one of .those wonders in nature
before which human knowledge is
brought to a full stop.--Sir Edward
Morris in Wide World Magazine
The Jekyll and Hyde kcea.
"i was in Stevenson's company," says I
Charles Brookfield in "Random Remi- I
niscences," "at the moment that he
conceived the germ of the idea of 'Dr.
Jekyll rind Mir. Hyde.' Hle was in
veighing against a man with whom he
had done business and with whom he
was dissatisfied. The man's name was
Samuel Creggan, or something like it.C
'Hie's a man who trades on the Sam- I
el.' Stevenson declared. 'Hie receives
you with Samuel's smile on his face. t
with the gesture of Samuel he invitess
you into a chair, with Samuel's eyest
ast down in self depreciation he tellst
you how well satisfied his clients have I
always been with his dealings, but I
every now and again you catch a t
glimpse of the Creggan peeping out i
like a white ferret. Creggan's the realt
man; Samuel's only superficial.' " I
Warning to Railroad Men.
E. S. Bacon. 11 Rast St.. Bath, M e.,
ends out this warning to railroaders:
A conductor on the railroad, my work
aused a chronic inflammation of the
idnevs, and I was miserable and ali j
layedl out. A friend advised Foley
Kidney Pills and from the day I corn
nenced taking them. I began to regain
my strength. The inflanmmation cleared I
ad I am far better than I have been t
for twenty years. The weaknuess and 1:
iizzy spells are a thing of the past and r
[ bighly recommnend Foley Kidney t
ills." WV. E Brown & Co.
Police Methods In Berlin.
Berlin is the most strictly governed
city in the world, and a stranger willa
be continually violating the ordinances
and regulations without being con- t
scious of his offenses. But the penal
ties are not severe, and the policeman g
who arrests you is prepared to im
pose the fine on the spot instead of
calling a pantrol wagon and taking you
to the police station. You pay him a
few marks. for which he gives you aa
receipt, and within twenty-four hours
you must appear before the captain
in charge of that precinct and turn
in the receipt as a check Upon the po
liceman who has arrested you.
Come to Hundreds of Manningc
There are days of diz-z.iness:
Sells of headachxe, languor, back- c
Sometimes rheumatic painrs:t
Often urinary- disorders.
All tell you plainly the kidlneys are
Doan's Kidney Pills are for kidney
Herec is proof of their merit in1 Man
Mtrs. Joseph Wells, of 31aoning. S. C , I
say: "I was aieited with kidney comn
plaint and I sutlered intensely from dull.
ain.' backaches,beadiaches and dizzy
spells. Doan's Kidney Pills proved to
be just what I needed and I had not
usd them long before I was entirel
reiievd. I got this preparation from
Dr. Wv. E. Brown a: (o.'s Drug Store
and I chieerfully recomnr-d it.'
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
Ne w York, sole agents for the Enited
Remtemuber the namne-Doan's -and
Not the Answer He Expected.
Whitefield, whose dramatic appeals
to his listeners were always a note
;orthy part of his sermons, once
rcb 'ed to a body of seamen in New
iork. lu the course of his sermon he
ntroduced the following words:
"Well, my boys. we have a clenr sky
tnd are making fine headway over a
;mooth sea before a light breeze, and
;e shall soon lose sight of land. But
vhat means this sudden lowering of
he heavens and that dark cloud rising
rom the western horizon? Hark!
)on't you hear the distant thunder?
)on't you see those flashings of light
dng? There is a storm gathering.
.very man to his duty! How the
raves rise and dash against the ship!
Che air is dark. The tempest rages!
)ur masts are gone! The ship Is on
ter beam ends! What next?"
The hands of every sailor were grip
ing the pews in front of them, and a
ild excitement was in their eyes.
Lnd when the preacher rEached the
limax of his dramatic speech they
prang to their feet in a body and
houted, "Take the longboat!"-New
Tramps and Cuff Muzzlers.
The most curious article in the
ramp's outfit bears an appropriately
dd name-the "cuff muzzler." It con
ists of the leg of an old stocking cut
tp into short lengths and worn over
he wrist like a thick mitten, and its
bject is to increase the circumference
f the wrist to such an extent that a
onstable cannot easily slip a handcuff
Indeed, a pair of "cuff muzzlers"
rhich are worn by none save veteran
oadsters-make it very difficult for a
onstable alone'and unaided to hand
uff their wearer. Tramps' tools bear
uzzling names. Particularly cryptic
; "fiddle," the term for a big nail
arried by the "spike ranger" or itin
rant who goes from one casual ward
o the next. Should he fall into the
ands of the police it is used in "oak
m worrying"-that is. separating the
trands of hard rope.-Baltimore Amer
A Woman's Letter.
Women. it is generally admitted,
'rite much better letters than men.
. Marcel Prevost discovered the
eason for this superiority. "The ob
-ious meaning Is never the one we
hould read into. a woman's letter. 1
'here is always a veiled meaning. b
Voman makes use of a letter just as a
he employs a glance or a smile, in a C
ay that is carefully thought out and
vith an eye to effect. And,,After all, e
toes a woman's hat serve to cover her
Lead? Does a woman's parasol keep
f the sun? Why, then, should a wo
aan's letter serve to convey her real t
houghts to the person addressed, just C
ike the letters of some honest grocer, I
ho writes, 'I send you five pounds of C
'offee," because he really does send C
ou five pounds of coffee?"-London
Long Distance Courtship.
A lady was one day approached by
ter Scotch maid with the information
hat she was about to leave. "What is
he cause of this sudden decision. P
"I think I'll be a-marryin'." tl
"Indeed, and whom, may I ask?" f<
"The mon that sits across in the kirk (
"But what is his name?"
"I dinna ken."
"What! You're surely not engageda
o a man whose name you do not
"Not engaged. my lady, butfibe's ben S
ag lookin' at me, an' I taink he'll S
oon be speakin'."-Housekeeper. nl
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Matchmaking In Rodmania.
In Roumania once every year is a fair s
if marriageable girls. The girl, with ,j
ter relations, gets into a wagon, which
lso contains her dowry--linen, furni
re and household matters-and all
et off for the fair. When they arrive
he girls are drawn up in one line and
he men in another, with their parents S
ehid them. Then if a young man
kes the look of any particular girl he
alks to her while the parents corn
are notes as to their possessions and*
heir circumstances in life. If all is
ound satisfactory there's a marriage +
t once, and the bride is driven away *
y her husband to her new home. +
Duncan Smoked In Church. +
Sir Walter Scott in hIs "Heart of 4
ldlothinn" refers to one Duncan of +
Enockdunder, an important personage,*
rho smoked during the whole of the 4
ermon from an Iron pipe tobacco bor-*
owed from other worshipers. We are +
old that at the end of the discourse
te knocked the ashes out of his pipe, +
eplaced it in his sporran, returned the
obacco pouch to its owner and joined4
a the prayer with decency and atten- 4
A Complex Accomplishment. 4
"I understand you speak French like ~
"No," replied the student. "re got ~
he grammar and the accent down
iretty fine, but it's hard to learn the
~estres."-Washington Star. 4
The Surest Place. 4
Speaker (warming to his subject)--~
Vhat we want is men with convictions, -4
nd where shall we find them?
Voice-In jail, guv'nor.-London Tel
When One Loses Confidence. ,
After a man loses confidence In him- 4
elf it is not likely that anybody else Is
:oing to exhibit much enthusiasm over 4
ts abilities.-Chicalgo Record-Herald. 4
God gives every bird Its food, but4
[oes not throw it into the nest.--Tit- '.
Wishing Them a Safe Voyage. .4
"Mbel ad Gecorge. after much 4
narreling over the arrangements for e
heir honeymoon. have decided to take
he trip in an airship."
"Well. I trust that when they get
bove the cloud.., they won't have a
Satween Octogenarians. 1
"i understand they sentenced him to 1
"Wel!. no: it wasn't as bad as that.
Ie got only ninety-nine years!"-Puck.
A Soft Answer.
The wife, of a man who came home
ate insistedl upon a reason.1
"When I go out without you," he I
aid, "I do not enjoy myself half as:
nuch, anud it takes me twice as long."
Must Have Been Poor.
Criic-Where did you get the idea
r that play? Playwright-Out of<
ny head, of course. What do you
nean? Critic-Tou must be glad that I
t is out!
Ambition is like love-impatient both
The Kind You Hve
simlaiingtheFcdeaRega Bears the
. ness.and.Rest.CtWaifnehinr of
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Exact Copy of W.Lapper. - -rm CENAUi COMAY. HCW YORK CirY.
OUR SPRING LETTER.
SUMMERTON. S. C., March 1, 1911.
A buggy ride through the country with the blooming peaci
d the apple blossoms on each. side, t~be comnmon .fence corne:
iar bush budding forth, indicates that spring is nearly nere
'e tooting of a strange whistle and the rushing by of a train o
rs on the Northwestern, the road which does for us what non'
her can do, brings us home each .night, tells us that the guan<
tra is on, pressaging the early use of Fertilizer Distributors
e land is "flushed,' only waiting to be worked.
In passing I would like to mention .that we have anticipatec
e vWants of our friends and are prepared to offer them thei:
[ioice of the following Distributors: - Cole, K. P. Gantt, Gem an<
e. We also have the followving. Planters: Cole Combinatioi
tton and Corn,~with and without the guano attachment; the
x (there is nothing better), and the Old Reliable Dowlow,- th<
e that has planted more acres than all others combinea. On:
ices will bear comparison with the surrounding markets. .W
e also in touch with the needs of-our trade in the way of Straigh
ovels, Sweeps or Scrapes. in all sizes. We also have an elegan
e of Farm Bridles.
The number of high tenant houses being built shows the im
oved condition of our country. 15c. cotton is gradually bring
ig us into own. Brick chimnneys'"and. metal roofs seems to bi
7e order of the day. While 'on this subject, will put in a wor<
r the business. We are headquarters for this section for Lime
ment, Sash, and Mental Rooting (both galvanized and painted)
e usually have it when others are "just out."
j lhe miles of Fencing and the fat barrows with the old sov
d droves of suckling pigs.. in connection with the record o
annah Plowden, impresses one with the' idea that the day of th<
'estern smoke house and barn for our people is past: mnerel:
kn of as "'way back yonder," like the war or earthquake. Ou:
ipment of Wirte has arrived and the price is right. Try th
arkets and come and see us, you will buy. No drayage to pay
r unloaded in our warehouse.
Incidentally, would like to mention that we have lost five o:
sets of wire stretchers sonie where in our surrounding country
ny iaLformation in regard to them wvill be appreciated.
Don't forget our Tin Smith. We are prepared to do meta
ork at once and in an up to-date manner. We are grateful fo
e business we have been getting and are showing our apprecla
on by keeping prices down to lowest point that our busines
iSUMMERTON HARDWARE CO.
Acme Plaster, Shingles, Laths, Fire
-Brick. Drain Pipe, Etc ::..
Rice Four, Ship Stuff, Bran, Mixed
Cor: and Chicken Feed ::
Buggies. Wagons~ and Harness.--No
Order ood Large o Too Small::
BOOTHHA RBY LIVE STOCK OO
SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
AVOID THE STING OF REMORSE
that folows avoidabl mnitake-:. Have you ever thought how many
mik~alakes in spendinlg you might avoid if you banked your mioney:~
START AN ACCOUNT AT THE BANe OF MANNING
andi itearn by pleasant experence. Money in t.he3 banki do)gsn't b)urn. iike
cahi in youl- pak t On:e .'.u in it in you aLIV n nan as~i I1 i -ady to
tae it ou. to) imy anyuhing yon see You think twice aun- thinking
"Your Albert Is going bald, ain't 'e,LO&'
:rs. sithers?" On First-Class Real Estat
"Yes, Mrs. Peters, 'e certainly Is get
in' 'igh 'erded, and it makes it very ithgcs.
wkward for the pore dear. When 'e
vasbes 'e 'as to keep 'Is 'at on 'is 'ead
o tell where 'Is face finishes"-Lon- AT TORNEYS AT LAW
"We all sigh for something unattain
"That's right. My wife has never
een able to find any good use for the
)urned matches." - Washington Her
The Way of th e World.
"Isn't it awful? According to the ee e .
apers, there just seems to be one re-nnerao's oave and ferate
tution after another." eae theyfar the spee
"Yes. That's the way the world goes reme Ks Phoant h e an('
ynd."-Judge. have the atD
It is the peculiarity of a fool to be i elb de ever tol
pcthainhseinted falsoe athes over al&Iothers cobned. u
ue ese din tow h nhe ery es fails.
liovels ~ ~ ~ ~ ~I nweso cae.i l ieos prealotraio and fele
wekese the arem theisuprem
Thenuberofhig, enat orem eya btshos he sifid
nik n ein te ltsl o16otherszw ver ta druggi st's onter
His System of Self Defense.
"Have you ever studied the art of -
;elf defense?" said a young fellow to
a man of magnificent physique and 0
The elder man looked at his ques
tioner with a quiet smile and then an
"Yes. I have studied and practiced
"Ah!" said the other eagerly. "Whose
system did you adopt?"
"Solomon's," was the reply.
Somewhat abashed, the youth stam- s
mered out: "Solomon's! What is the
special point of his system of train- -
"Briefly this." replied the other: "'A C
soft answer turneth away wrath."'
For the moment the young man felt
an inclination to laugh and looked at
his friend anxiously to see whether he
was serious. But a glance at the ac
complished athlete was enough, and
soon a very different set of feelings
came over the youth as his muscular O
companion added, with silent empha- G
sis, "Try it." - Christian Endeavor O
The "Green Flash" at Sunset.
A correspondent writes that during
the course of a voyage when midway
between Marseilles and the strait of -
Bonifacio a "green flash" was seen at
sunset. The sky was perfectly clear .
after a cloudless day, with little wind.
As the sun approached the horizon the -
line 'twixt sea and sky for about forty
five degrees each side of the sun be
came suffused with a rich dull rose GO
pink, and. the waves reflected a mar
velous ruby shade on their surfaces
facing the sunset, while the other -
faces were an opalescent blue or green O
from the upper sky. The two -colors
flashed and changed in a marvelous -
way. Such intensity of coloring had
never been seen by those on board.
The sun set clean into the sea, and
about ten (or less) seconds after it had
disappeared a bright green single flash,
just like a railway signal lamp, but
brighter far, met our view and re
warded our watching for it.-Symons'
A Good Creed.
To be able to look every man square
ly in the eyes; to make friends and
hold them; to keep clean of mind and
body; to smile at ill fortune; to laugh
at my mistakes; to frown when temp
tation comes avisiting; to be ready
with a word of cheer when that word
will help; to strive to develop to the
utmost the heart, head and hand
qualities endowed by the Ruler over
all; to hold all women In respect and
to love one; to weave the thread of
eternal optimism into the lives of all
with whom I may come In contact; to
worship nature and the Great Spirit
that conceived it all-in a word, to play
the game of life with a steady hand
and a qualmless conscience and a real
desire to be of service-that Is my re
liglon. And, say, If I can live up to
the mark, don't you think I've corralled
about all the creed that Is necessary?
A Stream of Water.
A high pressure jet of water will
bowl over a man as easily as a box of
matches and leave him half stuned.
It will even t abulet from its path.
Experiments have shown that a jet of
water can be produced at such a high
pressure that It becomes practically a
bar of iron. Swords have been blunted
in attempting to cut through thesee
tra high pressure jets. Some years ago
an armed thief attempted to hold up a
high ofiicial of the Bank of England in
his private office. The official man
'aged to get out of the room unharmed
and locked the door. A resourceful at
tendant brought the fire hose. He
opened the door sufficiently to Insert'
'the nozzle. In a few minutes the
would be thief was picked up sense
The Lion and the Lamb. .ar
He was a gentleman of the old school.
-never mind his, wrinkled brown skin or)
and wrinkled brown clothes-and it
was with the most distInguished po- an
liteness that he gave his order to the
"De madam say please to cut her
two lam' chops furm de lion, suh."
SThe butcher man jerked a loin from
a hook, and his customer watched him
cut into it. And a waiting woman said
I"Addition forty-eleven to the litera
ture of the lion and the lamb."-Wash
ington Star. T
~Dean de Moulin of Trinity cathedral
'told this bright little story during one
rof his delightful talks not long ago:
SA man was asked to what religions t0
denomination he belonged.
SHe thought it over.
" Why," he presently replied, "I be
lheve it is the Episcopal church I stay
.away fromr."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Misinterpreted Question.
A young Canadian visited Washing
ton one winter to spend the holidays ,
with a pretty cousin and her family. 1In
As he was motoring with his pretty
cousin one afternoon she said to him:
S"Do you have reindeer in Canada?
'"No, darling," he answered quickly.'
"At this season it always snows."]
He Wasn't Afraid.
~When Bishop Phillips Brooks was
"commanded," as the phrase goes, to -
speak before the queen some one ask
ed if he was afraid. "No," he replied,
smiling; "I have preached before my
"Husband. I found a lock of hair
among your old papers. I never gave
Sit to you."
"You needn't worry. I don't remnem
b er who did."-Louisville Courier-Jour
A Few Words.
~'"Did you have many words wi.'1
your wife last night?"
"No; only a few words, but they;
were repeated-very often."
"Please gimme a quarter." begged a
panhandler on Washington street. "I1
won't hand ycr no tale about bein'~
hungry. pardl-honest, I wanter git a
"But,"~ we objected (for it was in
-deed us), "you don't need a quarter'
to buy a drink."
~"Sir," answered the pan1:andler, "do
youse t'ink I'm fallen so low as ter
take a gent's money an' den not Invite
him ter drink wid me?"-Boston Tran
Idiosyncrasy often takes the form of v
a special craving for instead of an ob
jection to certain foods. Many peopleD
possess an extraordinary relish for;
common salt and will eat it by the tea
spoonful.- when opportunity admits.
This sometimes leads to obesity and
dropsy, but it has also the peculiar ef
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