L i uN COUNTY NEWS.
H RAILWAY TO 1IKAVEN.
I like ft mountain railway,
an engineer Unit's brave!
tist make t.lio run successful
m the. cradle to the grave!
) the curves, tin- IIIIh, tin; tunnels;
not falter, do not quail;
your hand iton the throttlo
your eye upon the rail.
fill roll tip urauen of trial;
! will cross tlio brldjre of Htrifc
iot Christ is your conductor
.his llfflit tilny train of life.
s mindful of instruction,
your duly, never fail;
your hand upon the throttle,
jour eye upon the rail.
fill often find obstructions
k for storms of wind and rain;
jurvo, a 1111, a trestle;
Jr will almost diteh your train.
ur trust alone in Jesus
er falU'r, never fail,
four hand upon the throttlo
your eye upon the rail.
U roll across the trestle,
nning Jordan's swelling tide,
i behold the Union Depot
; which your train will glide;
you'll meet the Superintendent,
"the Father, God the Hon;
II hearty, Joyous plaudit,
.iry pilgrim, welcome home!
id Saviour, Thou will guide, us
we reach that blissful shore,
I the angels wait to join us
iy praise for evermore.
IE FOREST EIRE LAWS.
;. special from liar r tabu rg
"The recent destructive
t fires in Contra county
j prominently forward the
which were passed by the
dature of 18U7 for the sup
;iou of forest lires, and the
ion may be raised, and
Hess will bo, Are these laws
? best answer to this is found
fact that ten years ago the
o this State by Forest lires
tjstimated, by those most
etont to judge, at $1,000,000
llly.t In lHiJO the loss was
)56. In 18'J7 it was !JU4,.(J27.
3ss to the State by forest
for IH'JH sums up only fcii!J,
'In other words, something
lusod a gradual decrease in
fires during the ten years
from $1,000,000 worth of
irty: destroyed to $3,345
s a saving in one year of
dently public s(ntimenthas
bmolhing to do with making
(liiore careful not to start a
Ration in the woods. The
ads are also year by year
ping more careful with their
jand their sparks. It is,
?er,'very remarkable that
,ton6year, IH'JH, in which
.law's of 18J7 were in force
bs by forest lires fell from
127 to $53,3 1") an unprece-
'ja saving of $340.J8 in the
spring of 1898 was remark
ry just as tho trees wore
(g into leaf. An unusual,
jbr forest lires were start
Luaerne, . Lackawana, Pike
onroo counties, as well as
to other counties.
fire laws passed in 18'J7
o. j. Frst the Act of March
making constables of town-sex-iouicio
4tiuctiou of forest lires and
jotdctiou of forests from
second Act was approved
I5tli. This Act makes it tho
3f Uie County Commission
o appoint persons under
Whose duty it shall be to
j out and bring to punish
all persons or ooriorations
Jther wilfully or otherwise
t ;tlie burning of timber land,
, take measures to have
ros extinguished where it
tUnc; and it provides a
Jty for failure on part of tho
'jj' Commissioners to attend
Igo Liudsay, in the case of
jt v$. The county of Warren,
'.fed) that tho first of these
fwhich made constables
.do lire wardens was un
tutional, because it did uot
hi tho title how they were
: i'T Commissumer Roth
?yV: "The Superior Court
Ji i itly handed down a do
ysistaing the constitution
(f ffie Act, and declares that
Ml iu forc0 au(j etTx;t.
j tli-ro was doubt us to the
Uutiouality of the law, tho
Ji -tfiiouer of Forestrv made
to enforce it, lest the
uld bo called unon to
t for which there wus
J int. Now that tho law is
ft I to bo i.-oilstituliotmL In.
desires to call attention to the
fact, and to say that ho will, to
tho best of his ability endeavor to
have it enforced.
"Unless a general rain occurs
within a reasonable time there is
cause to fear that destructive for
est cotifhigations will happen
elsowhero than iu Centre county,
and the officers named in the laws
mentioned would do well to weigh
very carefully their responsibil
ity under the circumstances."
Kocord-Timos, Wilkosbarre, I'a.
I'ENNSYLVANI A'S EOKESTS.
Dr. Rothrock, the State Fores
try Commissioner, will have the
substantial support of Cov. Stone
in the movement to protect tho
forests of the Commonwealth and
to establish great forest reserva
tions. Commissioner Rothrock
has been all over the State and he
has secured options on several
tracts of land aggregating about
100,)00 acres. This land can be
purchased for a dollar or there
abouts an acre and it is the policy
of the State to purchase wherever
it is to the advantage of tho Com
monwealth. Governor Stone re
cently had a conference with
Prof. Rothrock and it was decid
ed to call a meeting of the Hoard
of Property to consider the pur
chase of tho land on which the
Commissioner has secured op
tions at favorable terms.
The most serious obstacle in
tho way is the depleted condition
of the State treasury. Gov. Stone
says he will gladly do what he
can to help along tho forestry
movement, but ho cannot see his
way clear to the approval of an
expenditure involving $100,000
with tho State treasury $3,000,
000 behind. There is no doubt
however, that ho will stretch a
point to enable Commissioner
Rothrock to accomplish what he
has set about to do.
These State reservations are
not to be in any sense mere pri
vate preserves as this notice
which the commissioner has
caused to be posted on all the
tracts will show: "This laud be
longs to the State of Pennsylva
nia. Destruction or removal of
timber rr other property is for
bidden. Lawful hunting and
fishing are allowed on State lauds,
but fires must not be started."
WHEN THE CENTURY CLOSES.
Many have the impression that
tho nineteenth century will end
on the 31st day of December next..
This is a mistake,
The theory that the nineteenth
century opened with the year
1800 and closes this year, would,
it is true, give 100 years to this
century, and, currying the same
method of computation back
ward, it would give 100 years to
every century after the first; but
it would have only ninety-nine
years in the first century.
Assuming, as we must in con
sidering this question, that Christ
was born at the commencement
of the year 1, then, at tho close of
tho year D'J, only ninety-nine
years having elapsed, another
year was requisite to complete
the century. Hence the first cen
tury closed Decombor 31, 100.
After that, 101 was tho first year
of tho second century, 201 was
the first year of tho third cen
tury, und so on. And, coming
down to our own era, 1801 was
tho first year of the nineteenth
century, 1810 was the tenth year,
1800 was the ninetieth, 18'.)'.J is
tho ninety-ninth and 11)00 will be
tho huudreth and the closing
year of tho century.
Tho following is from Web
ster's Unabridged under the
word "century:" .
"Century, iu the reckoning of
time, although often used iu a
general way," etc., "usually sig
nifies a division of tho Christian
era, consisting of a period of 100
years ending with the hundredth
year, from which it is named; as,
tho first century (A. D. 1100 in
clusive,) tho seventh century (A.
D. 001 700); tho eighteenth cen
tury (A. D. 17011800),"
And carrying the . statement
ono step further, tho nineteenth
century would bo designated
thus: A. D.1801 1000 inclusive.
Tho nineteenth century, there
fore, will close December 81,
1D()0. New York Truth Seeker.
Casey "Doolan offered to
prove to mo in black an white
that 01 war a fool." Clancy
"Phwat hapiu'ued then?" Ca
Hoy "Oi proved to him in black
and blue that hv war a liar."
DEWEY'S WASHINGTON HOME.
Admiral Dewey has elected to
accept a house iu Washington, al
ready constructed, instead of
having one built for his occupa
tion. In accordance with the in
vitation of tho crmmitteo which
has had in charge the Dewey
home fund, ho called at tho office
of Acting Secretary Allen in the
Navy Department to indicate his
preferences in tho matter of a
residence. There were present,
besides Mr. Allen, Assistant
Secretary Vundorslip, Assistant
Postmaster General Heath and
The Admiral was officially in
formed of the purpose of tho peo
ple of the United States to pre
sent him with a home iu Wash
ington. Ho frankly expressed
his gratification at the tender,
which he immediately accepted.
He said, had tho proposed home
beeu the gift of a few wealthy
men, he should feel indisposed to
accept it. Hut he noted that the
fund had over 43,000 subscribers,
indicating that the home was to
be really the gift of the American
people, and as such he would ac
cept it with as much pleasure as
ho had the sword bestowed upon
him by Congress.
IIo thou talked upon the loca
tion of tho residence. Tho Ad
miral showed a decided prefer
ence for tho section in which he
had made his homo during his
former details of duty in Wash
ington. First of all, ho wanted
the house at the earliest possible
moment, so that he might "go
iu ami hang up his hat at once,"
as ho put it. Of course, that pre
cluded the idea of erecting a
house V meet his special needs.
He expressed his ideas as to the
character of the home he desires,
and asked that the house bo mod
est enough in appointments and
cost to permit of the retention of
a sufficient sum of money from
the purchase fund to defray tho
expense of furnishing it. Tho
sum in tho committee's hands
amounts to about $7)0,000.
RELIEVING IN YOURSELF.
There are few better protec
tions against unworthy conduct
than the faculty of believing iu
yourself and taking a high esti
mate of what tho future has in
store for you. When men are
discouraged, and "down on their
luck," and come to think that
there i no future for them, they
are peculiarly liable to tempta
tion. "What is tho use," they
think, "of trying' I do uot amount
to anything. I. might as well
take pleasure as it Hies, and lot
the future take care of itself."
Perhaps there are comparatively
few of us that do uot occasionally
have these low-toned' moments.
Wo lose sight of our ideas or be
come skeptical about them. You
do not know what you are doing
for a fellow man when you teach
him to believe in himself by be
lieving iu him. You aro bestow
ing a choicer gift than money or
jM)sition. A good deal of the pow
er of tho Gospel lodgos itself iu
its capacity to invigorate self-respect
by showing men that God
cares for them, and revealing to
them tho dignity of their nature
and destiny. It has been verified
a thousand times that when a
great responsibilty or dignity is
imjiosed upon a man his best en
ergies are enlisted iu becoming
worthy of it. A man who believes
in his worth and future has al
ways tho inspiration of that mo
tive. More sins than weof ten think
for can bo traced to discourage
ment or tho clouding of ideals.
AS TO ADMIRALS.
Admirals of all navies have
equal rank and whou coming to
gether at sea have precedence ac
cording to tho ditto of their com
missions, tho oldest commission
rating first. There are only two
naval owors now having the
rank of admiral, Great Britain
and the United States, Great
Britain has several admirals, but
only ono afloat, the commander of
the Mediterranean station. IIo
takes precedence over Dewey, as
his commission antedates that
of the "American. When Dewey
sails through tho Mediterranean
and meets the British admiral,
Dowey will saluto first and will
bo responded to gun for gun by
tho Englishman. Should Dewey
visit any other port in, the world
all other foreign naval command'
ers would salute himiirst becansc
of his ruuk.
IT WAS MERELY A IIAIMT.
The lawyer asked tho witness
if the incident previously alluded
to wasn't a miracle, and tho wit
ness said lie didn't know what a
"Oh, come," said the attorney.
"Supposing you wore looking out
of a window in tho twentieth
story of a building and should
fall out and should not be injured.
What would you call that?"
"An accident," was the stolid
"Yes, yes; but what else would
you call it' Well, suppose you
were doing the same thing the
next day; stipjiose you looked out
of the twentieth story window
and fell out and again should find
yourself not injured. Now, what
would you call that'"
"A coincidence," said the wit
ness. "Oli, come, now," the lawyer
began again, relates the Gentle
woman. "I want you to under
stand what a miracle is, and I'm
sure you do. Now, just suppose
on the third day you wore looking
out of the twentieth story win
dow and fell out, and struck your
head on the pavement twenty
stories below, and were not in
tho least injured. Come, now,
what would you call it?"
"Three times?" said the wit
ness, rousing a little from his
upithy. Well, I'd cnll that a hab
it." Aud the lawyer gave it up.
TOO It Hi FOR HIS HOOTS.
With great trouble a small body
of men were hoisting a heavy log
to tho top of a block house that
was being repaired, after an as
sault iu one of the campaigns of
tho war of American IudotM'ii
denco. As the log swung to and fro the
voice of a littles man was heard en
couraging the workers with a
"Heave away! There she goes.
By and by there rode past an
officer in plain clothes, who asked
the little man why ho did uot help
"Sir," was the pompous reply,
"I am a corporal!"
"Indeed," said the other, "I
did not know that; I ask your par
don, Mr. Corporal."
Dismounting without further
ado, the officer lent a willing hand
till the job was done. Then, wip
ing the honest sweat olf his brow
he turned to the little man and
said: "The next time, Mr. Corjx)
rul, you have a bit of work like
that in hand, and too few men to
do it, seud for the commander-in-chief,
and I will come again aud
With which olTer and rebuke
General Washington left the as
tonished corporal to his own re
flections. II IS FACE WAS HIS OWN.
I'rofessor Blackio used to form
a picturesque feature in the Edin
burgh streets, with his long hair
falling in patriarchal ringlets over
his shoulders. He very much en
joyed telling this racy anecdote on
Ono day ho was accosted by a
very dirty little bootblack with
his "Shine yer boots, sir?" The
professor was impressed by tho
lilthiuess of the boy's face.
"I don't want a shine, my lad,"
said lie. "But if you'll go and
wash your face, I'll will give you
"A richt, sir," was the lad's re
ply. Then ho went over to a
neighboring fountain and made
his ablutions. Returning, ho held
out his hand for tho money.
"Well, my lad," said tho profes
sor, "you have earned your six
pence. Hero it is. "
"I dinna want it," returned tho
boy with a lordly air. "Ye can
keep it and get yer hair cut. "
The Pennsylvania railroad.find
ing tho great need of more pas
senger engines because of tho
rapid increase in business, will,
it is said, build a number of eu
gines still larger than tho present
class L machines. Tho company
wants to do away with tho neces
sity of running doubloheaders
and tlui ouly way is to luivo en
gines capable of hauling big
trainsv The uew locomotives will
be monsters and will have to car
ry a tank almost twico as largo
as tho ones now in use. Tho
heavy eugines will also bring
about heavier rails iu some parts
of tho system. However, there
are few divisions that are not
equipped with the largo rails.and
tho chunges iu this direction will
CON I ) EN SE1 SM I LES.
You say she is a business wo
man. What business is who in
terested in? O, everybody's.
How do you want your hair
Oil in the old fashion way. Witii
a pair of shears.
John did you come in the cars
or by private conveyance?
Private conveyances, I walked.
I would kiss you if I had the
cheek to do it, said a bashful
young man to his sweetheart.
What's the matter with your
lips? said she.
Well Pat, does that make you
feel like another mau?
Shuro it does, your honor; and
the other man wants another
Nora, drop everything at once
and come to me.
Nov what's the baliy crying
Cause I dropped him, mum.
Osmond Well, thank heaven,
you have never seen me run after
people who have money.
Desmond No, but I have seen
people run after you because you
didn't have money.
I notice that a Boston negro
wns sent to prison for three
months for stealing two umbrel
las. Poor fellow I don't suppose he
knew that one was all that tho
Just lay that fish on its side,
and I'll be around after it later.
I'll send it if you say so.
Oh, no, I'll be back, I've got to
go home and tell tho folks I am
Auntie You'll grow up ugly
if you make such faces.
Eflio (wiping away her tears)
Did you make faces when you
were a little girl, auntie?
Weary Walker "Dat's a very
short stump yer smoking."
Dusty Rhodes "Yep, I like
'em dat way. Yer don't have tor
draw dor smoke so far."
"I don't arst you fer yer mon
ey. I don't want money. Wot I
want's bread. Ave yer got such
a thing as a bit o' bread about
yer, me lord?"
"Gentlemen of tho jury," said
an eloquent Q. C, "remember
that my client is hard of hearing,
and that, therefore, the voice of
conscienceappealstohimin vain. "
HE SAW HER HOME.
On a rainy afternoon not long
ago one of the pretty young mat
rons of Connecticut avenue left
the car from which sho had rid
den up town aud darted through
tho drizzle toward her home, a
few doors from the corner. She
had no umbrella. A Willio of the
characteristic typo, who was rid
ing iu the same car, noticed that
she had no umbrella. Ho was
right after her with his own um
brella up and extended.
"May I see you home, miss?"
ho inquired, laughingly, stepping
up alongside of her.
She turned to him with a daz
"Certainly, sir. Watch mo."
And she ran up the steps of her
homo and entered tho vestibule
door without looking back.
"Tho rude thing!" muttered
the Willie, blushing to the very
roots of his hair, as Laura Jean
would say, and then it took the
next car. Washington Post.
Tho remarks of Emperor Will
iam to the two American women
who cornered him on his yacht
aud forced him to listen to long
arguments in favor of tho now
woman will doubtless become
historic. None but American
women would have attempted
such an act. Their arguments
must have been tiresome to his
imperial majesty, yet ho cannot
bo half a bad fellow, for wo are
told that ho heard them through
Tho Emperor roulied to them:
"I agreo with my wife, who says
that women should not meddle
with anything beyoud tho four
k's kinder, kirche, kucho and
kleider (children, church, andc
try and clothing). (
Monday tho Cumberland Valley
rutlroad company hauled 04 load of
cattle from Virginia to liurrlsburg.
At that place the freight wan taken by
the Pennsylvania to New York for
shipment to Europe,. Within the next
ten (lays tl,0t)0 cattle are to be shipped,
through this place for export to Eu
rope Oreencuiitio 1'resn.
HOW THE AWKWARD ANIMALS A".Z
TA'JCHT 70 PCP.FOr.M.
Siir.ti Ar Tcio t"ii!l in l.rnrrt An)'
Cilnit, V.lill.. oilirrn Art- n!clt tn
('ntrli nn llrn I'ntTtMf Ii.(fiol
t M l til Tlii'tr Trnlnlllit,
"Scores (if people huh in.' every dny,"
Olid Keeper SnviliT of tV elephant
lioiico in (.Yutriil p;:rlc rec.utly, "how
nnythimc oo Rtnpid loohin mid thick
(dunned fifl mi eh'p(i:int ran bo tunjlit
nnythinir. I tell (hc:n all hut clephmiU
are not ntiliko children. Home are too
dull to lnrn anything, and nthcru can
catch an idea quickly. Tom," he went
on, pointing to the hirc elephant who
wan busily cnird in throwing hny on
liirt back, "ulthotitfh iruiiihle indisposi
tion, is qnito Intelligent. Tlie first trick
I tanht hii:i wns to lie rl iwn. Thi
was not fo cany to accomplish ai it
might coem, for it took a h'ock and fall
at front and rear, wita a gang of 1.1 or
ad men at each end. I stood at ono
side, and as I raid 'Oct down I' his. fi't
were drawn out from under him. Thin
had to lie repeated only n few times be
fore he learned wlmt 'Oct down' meant
"To teach him to stand on his hind
feet and on his head a Mock and fall on
a beam over his head, a snatch block
and two'dead men' in tho floor and tlm
services of another elephant wcru all
rcqnired. As I said 'Oct npl' the ele
phant in harness walked forward, and
Tom's front feet went np, while his
hind feet were chained together. When
I said 'Stand on yonr head I' his front
feet, which had liecn previously chain
ed, remained on tho floor, while his
hind feet were drawn np until they ut
most literally 'kicked tho beam. '
"These were his first lessons. When
he learned to drill to 'right alwmt, face,'
and 'left aliont, face,' I stood on one
side of him and another man on tho
other, and we each had a prod. As I
commanded 'Right about, facet' ho was
pushed over to tho light, aud 'Left
about, fucel' he was prodded in that
direction. I taught him to waltz in
much the same way, only as we pushed
him buck and forth wo made him go
clear around, and now he is one of tlm
best walt.ers in the country. Ho learn
ed to ring tho licit and fan himself in
one lesson. Doth require the same mo
tion, and they aro really tlm same trick,
although people never think of that.
Yea, he knows which i:4 which and
never picks up the fail or napkin when
I tell him to ring tho bt 11. I only had
to put each, one at :i time, in his trunk,
and with the fan aud bell I shook it
and with tho napkin wiped first one
siilo of his month and then tho other.
He took to hand organ grin.ling like a
Mulberry street Italian. It in one of his
"Tho elephant in tlio only animal
whose legs all bend the I'niiM way. His
hind legs bend in, and the position re
quired for creeping is not veiy comfort
able, but he elm s it us well as a baby.
His performances on tho harmonica
are the most surprising to onlookers,
but the fact is that all tho intelligenco
required for that is holding the instru
ment. As lie mnst breathe through his
trunk, eviry breath moves it back and
forth. I iliscoverid that ho holds his
breath win n lie stands on his bind legs
by trying to get him to do that and
piny tho harmonica at tho same time,
but his fiont feet are no sooner up than
the sound cease.) r.ntil they aru down
"His tub i:i n1xr.it 'J'j' f.-et high, and
it took mo about an hour to f'ct him to
mount it the first time and as long to
get him down from it once tie wan np.
I had finally t improvise ai.tepfroin it
before ho w. nld come down. Ho went
right up again, however, and came
down and repeated tho movement, sev
eral times in the first lesson. Now he
mounts it and stands on his hind feet
his front feet, his side fmt und waltzes
and changes on it.
"People all seem to think that an ele
phant lias no sense of feeling because
his skin is thick aud coarse. The tact is
that his skin is as sensitive as a baby's,
and if you tic.klo him with a straw you
will find it out. Tho foet of the ele
phant havo to bo repaired frequently,
for tlcy aro us susceptible to corns and
stouo bruises as tho feet of people, and
they havo to bo cut und trimmed. Yon
wouldn't think it, would you, that
twico aronnd Tom's front foot, when ho
is standing with his full weight upon
it. is equal to his height? It is true,
and it is a rule that seldom varies an
inch in any eiephant.
"Tho African elephants tiavo only
four toes, and their ears aro very largo.
Tho Ahiutie elephants havo fivo toes,
and their cars aro smaller. There aro
few African elephants iu this country
not nioro than three or four. Not
loug ago, at an exhibition in this city,
there was a skin of leather with small
ears and comparatively fine texture (tho
hide from all elephants has too large
pores to make it of use), and it was
labeled, .'Hale from mi African ele
phant' People don't know an) thing
alKiut theiu. " New York Post.
ol Ilia SI) If.
" musician out of work, aro you?"
said the housekeeper. "Well, you'll
flint a few cords In the woodshed. Kup
'pose you favor me with an obllgato."
"I'arilou the pronunciation, madam,"
replied Peripatetic Padroosky. "but
Chopin Is not popular with me." Cath
olic .Standard and Times.
"Illlklns got married rather suddenly,
"Yes. Somebody gave him a railroad
liss to New York good for two, and
he didn't want to wasto It." C'levelaud
Phi I u Healer.
it hen n man Is missing, every one's
first Impulse Ih to count tho women
left hi town to bco if ono in short.
The virtues of a keen business man
ire oftefl negative rather than posi
tive. It Is wild that a great bruker
aucc told his sun t lint only two things
welt- necessary to iliako a great llnau
eler. "And what uru those, papa?" the son
"Honesty aud sagacity."
"Put what do you consider tho mark
of honesty to bo 7"
"Always to keep your word."
"Aud tho mark of sagacity?"
"Never to give your word."
THE WiLY BADGER.
IToir H r.lrt Iflmnelf of n rinani- nt
Paul XV. II nrleli, tho real cf-f.ntcf
di aler, Is also a student of rntoinologyi
natural history end nlilniats In gener
al. He lived down 111 Nebraska at one
time, where the badgers have taken
the pla-v 01' tlie luil'ialo. One night
Mr. Ifeiiileli r, as explaining the pecul
iarities of the animal and stated by
way of int rcsluet Ion that a genulmf
Nebraska badger was1 sharper than n
"They have revi val brlglit way off
doing things,'' he began. "Pcrhap I
need tell of but one to make their In
telligence plain. Now, If a badger ban
vermin, do you know bow lie goci
about It to rid himself of thelllV"
"ScratehcN Yin off," snlil the pro
prietor. "No, sir; Mr. l'.adger Isn't fooU'imuglt
for that. He Just goes to some stream
then he stands on the bank aud reach'
es around with his mouth and pulls It
tittle tuft of hair out of his tall. Now1
listen closely. Willi that bunch of'
hair In his mom!) he turns around find
backs slowly down Into the river. Tin
vermin naturally crawl to keep out oi
tho water and begin to wen. I tlieli'
,ua,v toward his neck, ami as lie dips
himself down deeper Into the water
they hasten to his nose and then out
on to the bunch of hair which he holds
in Ids mouth. When .Mr. l'.adger lluds
that they are nil out on that little tuft,
he opens his mouth and lets the cur
rent ilrllt It down stream. Then ho
crawls out on land au-aln. shakes him
self aud laughs, while be listens to
the vermin Healing away, Hinging 'A
I.lfo on the Ocean Wave.' "Denver
HIS HEAD LIKES THE HEAT
nnl the Nrsrro Alwuyn Trlc to licep
Ilia II.m-In I'nol.
It has of;cii been said that the ca
pacity of the negro race for enduring
lieat has never been fully tested. An
Incident related dy a dairyman living
on the outskirts of tho city seems to"
bear out this assertion.
This dairyman has a young negro
lsiy who looks after the cattle aud
does chores around the place. The on
ly cited that the heat produces In his
case Is a desire to slumher. The dairy
man hail a young calf In the barnyard,
and as the sun was pouring In on tin
poor animal his wife scut "Carlluu,"
out to turn the calf loose, so that ho
could seek n shady ssit. After wnlt
lug an hour for his return the house
wife went to the barnyard to Investi
gate. There she found lioth hoy and
calf curled up In the hot and stilling
barnyard. The calf was dead from
the effects ef the sun, but the bey waa
slumbering peacefully by Its Hide.
While a negro can stand any amount
of heat on his head he loves to cool his
heels. It Is a common sight In tlm
whiter to seo a negro boy on a frosty
morning with his head bundled up to
keep out the cold and at the same time;
walking unconcernedly along tho
frosty ground In his bare feet. One of
the hottest places In the city on a hot
day Is at the lumber wharfs of tho
l'lorlda Central and Peninsular rail
road. When the men knock olt for
noon, they frequently take a nap with
their faces upturned to the rays of tlur
binning sun. At the same time they
get their feet under the shadow of?
some friendly lumber pile Florida
They Saiv (lie I'uliit.
An American farmer near Cuadala
jura convinced his Mexican nelghliura
that oxen can do more work under
American yokes, so generally used In
the republic. The American brought
several modern yokes from tho I'niteil
States ami used them with success.
The curiosity of his Mexican friends
was aroused, and they proceeded tor
"Well," said the American, "when
you lasso a steer aud the lasso getsj
around his neck what do you do?"
"Turn hltn loose," was tho reply.
"P.eiause he's ti) strong for us that
"That's It," answered the American
"His strength Is In bis neck, uot In his
Tho Mexicans saw the point, and
now yokes of Putted StntcH manufac
ture are generally used iu that neigh
borhood. Modern Mexico.
Mini iiml 1 1 1 n Tailor,
A man can be measured to flic best
advantage, tailors say, away from a
glass. Standing before a mirror he Is
almost certalu to throw out Ids chest.
If he does not habitually carry It so,
aud take au attitude that htf would
like to have lather than the one ho
commonly holds, whereas tin- tailor
wants hint, as the portrait painter
wants his subject, in Ids natural pose
and manner. With the man In that at
tltudo the tailor can bring his art to
bear, If that Is required. In the over
coming of any physical defect and pro
duce clothes that w ill give the besj at
tainable effect upon the figure- as they
will be actually woru.- New York Sun.
The other day a little stenographer
In a down town olll.e hedged some
workmen who were putting up a new
telephone not to place it su high on tho
nail as they were doing.
"You see," she said, "I have to use It
us much as any one, ami I am ho short
that 1 can hardly reneh It."
"Oh, well, miss," said the humorist In
charge of the work, "you can raiso
your voice, can't you?"-liostou Tran
script. linrnr Wlmt IU- Wuntcll.
The Amiable Plutocrat Hut riches
do not bring happiness.
Tho I'namlable Pauper tint I uiu't
lookln fer happiness. All I want In
!omfoi --Indianapolis Journal.
ft u( Illotudeif.
FcathifMono--Como, Hobble mind
ing hlni a quarter), how many' fellows
have culled on your sister flit week?.
ltohble I.et'H hco live,
"That doesn't Include me, ifoes It?"
"Oh, no! Sister sn'ys yon don't
count. " P.rooklyn Life.
What folly to proclaim n love for 'hu
uiaulty which uo one has for the ma
jority of Individual composing It!
"Slow, but mire," Is a potnl motto,
'jtit why uot be qt ick uud tturoit
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