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Copyrleht, 1912, by Anoclated Lit
' As a baby Ptilll Gordon Masters
atas dignified. As bis duys lengthened
t be grew more so. At (lie ago of
three be had never had n smile on his
Alee. At the age of lire ho had all
toe dignity of a man. Mr. Masters had
'been born rich. If It had been the
other way If he had had to elbow with
the world he might havo been a dif
This dignified man was thirty years
ekl and huh growing more dignified
every second that passed, when ho un
dertook a short railway journey, lie
had his own pthnto car and tho doors
were locked and the curtains drawn.
There came an accident by which the
(rata wjs obliged to halt at the village
if Whitewater for several hours. Mr.
Masters got tired of inaction and start
d for a walk uptown. It was tho first
day of April, but he bad forgotten the
date. In fact, as be was bigger than
the almanac there was no reason why
lae should remember any particular
You may have seen an April fool hat
eed on the sidewalk. There is a big
stone under It, and it is a trap for the
Mr. Masters bad never run across an
April fool bat He bad never kicked a
wan or a dog or a football. He bad at
ways kept bis feet under him. Would
Oron have thought that old village bat
would have appealed to him? Would
,yow have thought that after thirty
years of dignity ho would have even
gives It a second glance? Human na
ture is queer. It breaks away when
aad where you least expect. It broke
la this case. Mr. Masters advanced on
that April fool hat with almost a smile
a bis face, and when he had approach
ed within a certain distance be drew
In bis breath, swung his right leg and
eat It flying ten feet in tho nir. Only
'he didn't! no didn't send It two Inch
ea, and If he had been a pirate his
wear words would have been heard a
There were boys ready to cry ha, ha,
4ha! and there wvro men ready to laugh
ike, be, ho! and Mr. Masters limped
hack to bis car, boiling for revenue
Whitewater wan a solid, thriving lit
tle town. They had no booms there
1U people were conservative and no
aa bad ever Invested a dollar In Wail
street Of a sudden a stranger appear
ed and called on a Mr. Ilrown In a
easiness way, Mr. Drown owned ten
acres of land on the western side of
tke village. Its valuo was $25 an acre,
ttt no one had offered any price for
tt. Mr. Itrown's astonltdimont ran
therefore be Imagined when the strnii
'ger asUd for an option on that land
at $H per acre, He got It Ho cnu
lleaed Mr. Ilrown to keep quiet Then
be went to a Mr. Gill. Mr. (3111 ow.ned
two acres of hind and an abandoned
aswmlll. The value was not over $100,
but the stranger got an option at n
-thousand. Mr. Gill was cautioned to
keep quiet. '
Then the stranger got an option on
tke ten acres on the hill and on two
teres, tho tannery, tho sash factory
aad eight or ten other places. In each
testance ho offered a price and that
price was nt least three times what the
property whs worth.
What did It all mean? What was
going to happen? It was no use to
talk to the stranger. No Information
ceuM lie got from him exiept that he
wanted more options Snmusald It was
eesl: some said petroleum; some Iron
ae copper or lend. It wns even report
'e and believed that thero was a dla
asond in I no under the village.
There followed Jiim what might hne
"fceea expected and lust what the
(ranger did expect, lly tho time he
kad secured options to tho number of
tweaty Whltuwntcr was mixed with a
tever. Tho price of real estate began
Jumping. A house nnd lot worth $1,000
ae day wcro held at $2,000 or mora the
aet. Thero was a gravel ridgo run
Blag along the rnalu street. Tho Idea
was that diamonds were to bo found in
this gravel. Thero was a creek Just
etrtk of the town. It was contended
that the hidden petroleum would tie
Mad there. Under tho land on tho
sH was supposed to be a great rcser
welraf natural gas.
Far two weeks there was no business
buying and selling. Tho congrega-
at the churches of a Sunday hard-
ammbercd a score. There was hard
T piece of property la and around
town that didn't change hands at
three times. In a qulot way the
r sold most of bla ontlons at
figures. One morning White
woke up to ask what It was all
The stranger had disappeared.
odden no one wanted to buy.
noon mere waa a rush to sell.
of twtuty-four hours the $1,000
were belnir offered for aasa
St to always so In the reaction. When
awn settled down a bit it found
H kad been set back twenty years
wenld have to pare its potatoes
close to keep out of bankruptcy.
tpe stranger? Oh, be didn't
Ho was simply the agent of the
wm higher up the man wbo bad kick
i tke April fool bat No one knew
hat all bad felt him. Ha bad kick-
'' 'mi. . .. ll .. .u- L.
.i wvvh tvvii n bus amis
was aoted for bla dignity and
far. a spirit of revenge, but when a
,'aalBHsualre aas made an aas of
a drrvea k toes back to kts
bee la as
IM'ka aiaaia.ecker tkian to kanae.
4aaasrVjtf;t;ABrUrBave coom b4
S np iwf wnwt
aMM tkat m$M. kattketa kava
irth . i j i tt. s ft-- ; , ,!'.
Kggs 20c; butter 32c.
For galls tiso Hanford's Balsam.
Mr. John Nolen visited with friends
In Newark Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs, George T. Stream of
Ne-vark. are visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
,. A. Stream of this city.
Premier Corn Flakes, sold by The
I'oppleton Grocery Co., Is the best. 23
K. Gambler street.
Mr. Howard Blair has returned to
his home In tho city after a two days'
visit with relatives In Gambler.
Mr. Krank Jones Is lulling for sev
eral days with lelntlves In Vannatta,
Mrs. Allimlo U, Tudor has returned
to her home ou South Jackson street
after mi extended visit with relatives
Sprained nnkie? Hub on 1 1 tin ford 'b
Ilalaum. One good application la
worth aeveral light ones!
Tin; Klks' dance, which had been
postponed, will be held on Thursday
evening, April 17.
Leavo orders for shrubbery for
spring planting at Ahern's. Both
Mrs. William II. Vilklnson left Sat
urday evening for her home In
Youngstown, Ohio, after a few days'
visit with relatives in Mt. Vernon.
Ask your dealer for the free book
let, "Useful Hints for Horse Owners,"
issued by G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co.. Sy
racuse, N. Y., manufacturers of Han
ford's Balsam of Myrrh.
Mrs. J. H. Kramer and daughter.
Marie, returned home Sunday after
noon, after a three weeks visit with
friends and relatives In Akron, Ohio.
Mr. and MrB. George Hardesty of
this city havo moved thler household
goods to Akron nnd will make their
homo there. Mr. Hardesty went to
Akron Monday morning.
MIhb Williams, who has been a pa
tient nt tho Ohio State Sanatorium
for Home, timo, wont to her homo In
Corning, Ohio. Monday morning to re
main for several weeks.
Mr. William II. Kwait of Throck
morton, Texus, formerly of Mt. Ver
non, recently underwont nn operation
for appendicitis at the Mayo Brothers
nt Rochester, Minn. Mr. Ewalt Is re
covering nicely from the operation.
Tim Popploton Grocery Co., has a
completo aHHortmenL of staple and
fancy groueiles, smoked meats, fruits
nnd vegetables, butter nnd eggs. 2.1
East Gambler street.
Mrs. Sherman 1', Congdon and little
son of YoungHtowu. Ohio, who have
boo.i making u Beveral days' visit
with relatives in Mt Vernon, left Mon
day morning for Chicago, III., where
they will Join Mr. Congdon. They will
reside In Chicago In the future.
Mr. Loltoy l'tirdy of Gamblor, who
has been u patient at the Mt Vernon
hospital for tho past two weeks, re
turned to his homo Monday morning.
The ladles of tho Bladenshurg Dig
clplo church will entertain this oven
lug lor Hov, and Mrs. N, 1 Sims who
will inuvu away from BladcnBburg In
u Tow days. Mr. Sims is pastor of tho
OfAnalysislOfMt Vernon Wat
er Is Received On'.Mondiy
Health Officer II. W. Blalrf Monday
moinlng received a communication
from tho state hoard of health show
ing tho rcHtilt or tho analyst mudo of
tho apeclmon of tho city water sent to
thorn ou March 30th. The analysis
showed that the water had a fairly
good physical appearance, hut that it
had received slight' pollution with or
ganlu matter. It allowed a very low
Whllo tho (hiding is perhaps uot sur
II cent In Itself to condemn the wator
It Is still sulUclent to class tt as hav
ing u suspicious character.
A second supply of the water In
the, state- of purity that it now exists
was sent to tho stato board of hoalth
by Health Olllcor Blair Monday and
another analysis will be made, Dr.
Hlalr advises, however, that precau
tion bo taken until tho result of the
secoud analysis can be learned.
Wanted. For Salute
Rats S cants per line, each lnssr
tlon. 81k words to line.
TOR SAIiE Kggs; Indian Runner
ducks, s. c.i huff" Orpingtons, s. c,
Ilrown Leghorns, and Golden Sea
Bright Bantams. J, l. Drake, How
ard, O. CltlzeuB' 'phone Danville
FOR 8AL Buff Orpington eggs at
flvo cents each In any quantity, My
stock la well bred, I paid high prices
to get the best Indian runner ducks,
white aad fawn at saaae price, Joka
Otitcay, Danville, Ohio. i
Is Arranging For Memorial
Day Program In This City
The O. A. It. Memorial Day commit
tis, appointed In January by Com
mander I, D. Hunt of Joe Hooker
Post O. A. It., met at the ofllccr of
Colonel L. G. Hunt on Saturday after
noon to make preliminary prepara
tions Tor exercises to be held on Dec
ora' Ion day, May 30th. George S. Har
ter wus. elected secretary and L. G,
Htiiit was elected treasuier. The var
ious sub committees to make complete
arrangements for the program of
ceremonies to bo held on that day
Mrs. William M. Bryant
.Mis. Maggie Cooper Bryant, wife of
William M. Bryant, and sister of tho
lute Cc J. William C. Cooper, died at
hti- hi me In Wellington, Ohio, Sunday
fiom the effects of a stroke of paraly-
kIh. Tho deceased was about 75 years
or ,ige and 13 survived by her husband
and one son, William C. Bryant, of
Canton. Ohio. Interment at Cam.
Mrs. Ann E. Chaneey
Mth. Ann E. Chaneey died at the
homo of her daughter, .Mrs. Dan M.
Park, Metropolis, III., last Friday ev
ening. The funeral was held at Me
tiopolls Sunday afternoon. Tho de
ceased was about 7!) years of age, Dur
ing tho many years of her residence In
Mt. Vernon she wuh an active mem
ber of tho M. P. church and a, tenchor
In the Sunday school.
Mrs. Mary Flshburn
Mrs. Mary Flshburn died at tho
homo or her son, George Flshburn,
who lesldes east or Brandon, Sunday
at about 12 o'clock after a very short
Illness caused by a paralytic stroke.
The stroke which proved ratal was
sustained last Wednesday. Sho was
81 j cars or age and Is survived by two
8oim and one daughter. Tho funeral
at tilts George Flshburn homo Tuesday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, sun time. In
tel nient In the Brandon cemetery.
Miss Hortenie Irvine
Miss Hnrtense Irvine died' at her
home at 104 Fast Front street Mon
day morning at 11:25 o'clock after an
lllniMB of one ear's duration. She
was Imin Fehiuary 3rd, 1850, and Is
survived by two brothers, Kugene and
Milan Irvine, nnd three sisters, Flom
and Addle Irvino and Mrs. Rosabel!
Vnti Armstedt The funeral at tho
noufo Wednesday afternoou at 2
o'clock. Interment In Mound View
Suggttttd a FUmtd.
Even medical gentlemen are not de
void of professional Jealousy, Two
docloiB were bragging about tho num
bcr of their patients.
"Why, last night I was wakened up
half n dozen times," bald the younger
"Von were, eh?" lepllcd the other.
"Well, why don't .ton buy ooino Insect
Did Not took tlk It.
"What Is tV" nsUd the visitor In
the studio. '
"An Italian Miinef," replied the
"Didn't jou eer sec an Italian sun
set?'' "Olj, yes. That Is the reason I nsketl
wlmt It was." Ynukcrs Statesman,
"Tho mot considerate wife T ever
benid of," suld the philosopher, "was
a woman who used to lnte all her let
ters a week or so ubead to allow her
nusband time to post them."
llltibbs 1 never know such a liar as
Longbow. aiobbs-Yos; that fellow
could actually eat an onion and lie out
of It.-I'hlladelpbla Record.
Drums In ths Msking.
Thr pioccss of making drums reveals
the same minute dlvlsloa of 'labor that
Is show u in all modern manufacturing.
Bow minute this la may be shown by
the rat t that a single workman is able
to turn out more than 2,000 pieces a
day of some of the parts. The making
or the heads Is an intesestlng process,
The sheepskins arrive la a partially
dressed state and are at onoa scraped
and dried The wooden barrel of tbe
drum is made by 'a machine, which
takes a log of wood aad peels from It,
iomow bat as a skin is peeled from au
epile.-"Tbe Trail of the Bulldog." v
"In love wMh that penniless yonng
scamp, are you?" said old Roxley.
"Well. 1 propose to cure on of that."
Ynn isn't." retorted the wlful
young girl. Tui determined to marry
"That's it exactly, l propose to let
t's Inexactly. 1 propose to let
you do it"KxebaBge,
$20,000 Worth of Carpets &
I Rugs to be sold at tr?!L
Mote ICarpets than the combined
I Stocks of the smaller stores
Take it for grunted that the pat
tems'are good, that the variety is
superVand that the economies are
86c Carpets 65c ,
Best all-woo! Ingrain Carpets of firm, hard,
twisted worsted yarns, full twelve pair quality.
A variety of patterns and colorings. Regular
price 85c. Sale price, per yard . . , 65c
500 Rolls Japanese Matting 21c
Imported by us direct rrom the Orient,
beautiful carpet pattern and novel Japanese
designs; regular 30c quality, yard 21c
25c Matting In China or Jap qualities. Sale
price, per 'yard i7C
A Famous, Ml Mr.
John Elwce, who lived wo can hard
ly say flourlshed-ln the eighteenth
century, wus famous miser. When
no, possessed of a million of money,
walked the streets of Loudon philan
thropic people would sometimes thrust
a penny into ils hiind. so beggarly and
poerty stricken was bis appearance.
He would eaj fowKtbat was In the last
stage of putrefaction ,sooneri than
throw It a way .'and would rldo for
mile? out nf Ills way sooner than pay
a twopenny toll (n the turnpike, lly
an accident In (hq street he reeolved
an Injury to both, his legs, and n doc
tor whs called in. Elwes protested
that the expense waH quite unneces
sary and that do was not much hurt.
So he made tin ar.ratigcineiit with tho
doctor. The doctor was to take one
leg and treat as ho liked. Klwcs
would take the oilier and do nothing
to It. And lie would bet the doctor
the nmoiuit or Ills bill that the untend
ed leg got well first, lie used to boast
aftcrwatd that bo beat the doctor by
The Art of Boxing,
ruglllsin. the practice of bo,lng or
fighting with tlm IIMm, whs a manly
art and exeiilse highly esteemed
among the undents. In those days tho
hands of the pugilist weie armed with
tlmcestus, leather throngs loaded with
lend or Iron. This form of athletic
sport wins nt ilrif only permitted to
freemen ntuoug tho Greeks, but grad
ually It was tnlton up as a profession
and lost nun It or Its prestige.
As an Illustration of Its early use we
find In Virgil's fifth Aenold tbe rec
ord of a mutch between Dares, "with
nimble feet and confident In youth."
and Entcllus, the veteran champion,
"strong and weighty limbed," when
Thslr arms uplift In air, their htads with
Back from the blows, and, mlnsllnc hand
Provoke thu ccmillu.
Pugilism bus been a typical English
sport from the days of King Alfred.
Convention ef Stass.
Wlthlu the Imperial preserves where
the kaiser am) his guests secured 500
deer in one duyis the Schorfhalde,
which each yeur toward tbe month of
November becomes tbe meeting place
of thousands of stags. This auuual
assemblage on the Scborfhalde has
taken place eyprj autumn for cen
turies pasi. MciiUaa thereof bss been
found In documonts more than a thou
sand years old. All sorts of theories
have been put forward to account for
it. Some uathes say Out tbe animals
meet to decide matters atectingUss
leadership of therrarteus claSasy It
seems hard to acaaaat; otherwise for
thex attraction which brings stsgs and
their mates from Oallcla, on tbe Rus
sian border; frouVthe Liechtenstein
game preserves sotith of Vienna and
from the still largAr estates in Pun
gary belonging to the Archduke Fred
erick, all tho way to the Scborfhalde.
London ChronlclcC J
Th DislccWas Thsre.
F.x-tioreriinr ItoV Taylor of .Tennes
see was once entertaining a uprthern
guest who was raiser skeptical about
tbe iwcvullluc dialect U stories of
southern uegroes.Ba thought it overr
drawn. To dUpratNrtbe contention.
drawn. To dtoprtiW'riht., ce.tedtlea,
with his 'guest that; tha northerner '
$10.00 Wool Fibre Bugs $7.50
One hundred bales wool and flbre art RugB
In elegant designs and colorings, plain center
all-over pattern and medallions. Every color
that Is made; regular price $10.00. Sale price
$2.25 Axminster Bugs for $1.19
500 Axminster Rugs, five feet long and '36
inches wide; worth $2.25. Sale price $1.19
$3.50 Axminster Rugs for $2.25
Rich .Aamlnster 'Rugs, 3 feet wide; worth
$3.C0 and $3.75. Sale price ,$2.25
50c Window Shades 29c
On best spring rollers. 100 dozen oil color
window shades, 36 inches wide and seven feet
long, absolutely fast color and guaranteed rol
lers; regular price fiOc. Sale price .......29c
would bo una Die to imurpict int.- .....
gunge of the first negro they met Ac
cordingly they set out and presently
funic upon it black man basking in
dolently In the sun. Telling bis friend
to pay eloso heed, Mr. Taylor stepped
up to the negro aud demanded sud
denly: "Weh he?"
The negro blinked his eyes stolidly
snd then answered in a guttural voice:
"Wah who?" Everybody's.
Keund tha Saint's Day.
One Russian peasant sued another to
recover the sum of tjO rubles, the debN
or halng faithfully promised to re
turn tho money on St. Henry's day.
l?ut,- having fulled to do ho for a long
time, tho lender dlscotcrcd that tbe
Russian Orthodox chinch includes no
such saint as St. Henry, and tbe judge
before whom the case was tried was
much piu?lcd as to what verdict he
should give. Happily the Idea occur
red 'to lilui (hat, saint or no saint. All
Saints' day Included even tbp most
doubtful, so ho gave Judgment that the
r0 rubles should be returned next All
Vry Obliging. -
"Sir." tartly mijs tho lady of uncer
tain age to the floorwalker. "Is there
any way of getting one of these sales
men to pay mo somo attention?"
"Well." says the floorwalker confi
dentially, "I'll Introduce you to any
one of them you fancy, but I'll tell
.toil now that all of them have their
An Amlabls Man.
"Why do you' argue with your wife?
Don't you know it doesn't do you a bit
"Sure 1 do. But I ain't got such a
mean disposition as to deprive her of
the pleasure." Cleveland Leader.
. i ii ii
"Let me give you a pointer." tbe in
terlocutor said to the end man.
"Don't give me a poluter," replied
the end mun; "give me a for terrier."
All Ready For tha Show.
Orchestra Leader All the orchestra
players are drunk. Theatrical Man
agerWell, drag 'em out. We adver
tised a full orcbestra.-Llpplncott's. '
Diffused knowledge Immortalises
An Eeesntrle Bishop.
Bishop Wilson of Calcutta had as
housekeeper a venerable lady who re-
uemborod the duel betweea Sir Philip
Francis and Warren Hastings on Aug.
IT. 1780. On eutorlng- the cathedral on.
a Httnday morning, fully robed, lawn
sleevs aud all, and passing the. pew
where the old lady sat he would pause
snd give her the "kiss of peace" Wore
all tbe congregation, and this although
be bad met her at breakfast
His sermons, too. were racy. Preach
ing against dishonesty, especially in
horseflesh, ns"ono of the great Hngllsli
failings in India, he, went on, "Nor are
we, servants of the altar, free from
yielding to this temptation." Pointing
to, the oc iipunt of tbe reading desk be
low hliu: "Tbcrq.l my dear and ven
erable brother, tbe arcudeaoea.' .down
41. aha 11k U .W &. t .M .A IS.
0Uld me horse li wm uasouad
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Tbe difficulty of using a foreign lan
guage was amusingly Illustrated when
a certain, mission smrttd work In Chi
na. They wore In some perplexity,
says Rev. Lord Gascoyiit-CVi.ll In
"Changing China," ns to the title they
should choosM for their society. They
wanted to convey to thesChfuese that
their denomination claimed especially
to feed the iotils of men. They ex
plained all this to an educated China
man aud nuotcd well known texts.
He Immediately wrote down two char
acters and assured them that they rep
resented what thev bad said nhmit tin.
spiritual food that they (provided nno
would also be very popular with tho
Chinese, as Indeed It proved, The
moment they opened the door of the
chapel they were besieged by hun
dreds of Chinese of the poorer class,
who, after listening for a short time,
went away discontentedly. The mis
sionaries found out afterward that the
title given to them, literally translated,
was "health giving free restaurant"
a most attracts c title to the hungry
Proof of HI Generosity.
The teacher hnd a class In English
llteraturo before her, The subject for
tho day was Ornj'h "Elegy." She had
fcked tho clas to bring In questions
on the life of Gray. These question
were to bo deposited in a box which
was to bo opened before the class and
each question read aloud. If no ono
could answer It tho one who contrib
uted It was to be called on for the nn
swer. Tbe first tdlp drawn out contained
"Give a proof of Gray's generosity."
The teacher thought of what a re
cluse Gray had been and of bow littlo
Interest he had ever shown In his fel
lows, aud she wondered how any one
could have received the Impression
that he wus generous;
Every one looked blank, and no one
attemped to answer. The girl wbo
wrote the question was called on for
her "proof," and this Is what she said,
"He gave to misery all be had-a tear,"
A Strange Sltustien.
"Humor Is a very fanny thing," said
"It ought to be," said the philoso
pher. "Oh, 1 dont mean that way," said
Blnks. "1 mean that It is a strange
thing. Now, I can't speak French, but
I can always understand a French
Joke, and I can speak English, but
I'm blest if I rati see an English joke."
"Most peoplo are," said the pbllose
.r. ; .
"Are what?" aald, Bnks. t
"Blest If they canYsee an English
Joke,'' said tbe philosopher. "It is a
sign of an unusually keen vision."
Feres ef the Imsainstlen.
There Is a story of a man wbo was
tied up In a dark room and Informed
that be was to be put to death by
bleeding. His tormentors made a
small Incision In his neck' aud arrang
ed for a stream of lukewarm water to
trickle down bis back for fifteen min
utes. At tbe end .'of fifteen .minutes
the was died of exhautlevv He had
hi t,wer 3
( i t t. ,,,, f --iPr
not lost a, drop of bleed; bt M thMtjht
TUftftAV, AFftrL 1, till
Great Flood Relief
Sale which starts on
its second week today
$1.50 Lace Curtains 95c pair
200 pair fine Nottingham Lace Curtains In
pretty all-over designs, very wide and three
yards long, fast button hole edge; regular $1.60
curtains. Sale price, pair ,.95c
95c Swiss Curtains 55c pair .
One hundred pair hemstitched ruffle 8w1bs
Curtains in plain and fancy Swiss; worth regu
larly 95c pair. Sale price, pair 55c
750 Yards Curtain Net; worth 1214c
and 15c for 7c yard
Filet Net, Mission Net and Novelty Nets
in white or ecru, many designs; regular 12c
and lBc net. Sale price, yard , .7c
Up to $3.50 Fine Lace Curtains
Elegant Parlor Curtains and Living Room
or Dining Room Curtains in Cable Net, Madras
Net and Filet Net Many patterns, all new 1913
designs; $3.60 values. Sale price, pair. ..$1.95
65c Cork Linoleum 44c yard
Extra quality Cork Linoleum, two or four
yards wide, in wood or tile patterns; regular
65c quality. Sale Price, square yard 65c
A Modern Shipwreck.
In an account of the wreck of tbe
sailing ship Carnarvon Bay on King
Island, Australia, it Is related that
when tbe tesscl struck tbe captain
calmly took a cigar from bis pocket,
bit tbe end off nnd lit it before order
ing the boats to be launched. Even
tills display of lack of fear did not en
tirely pi event some degree of panic
among the men, however, nnd seven
men pushed off In the port lifeboat,
leaving, twenty-two to scramble Into
the starboard boat In spite of tbe
captain's orders tbe men in tbe port
boat refused to come alongside, and
those in the starboard boat Bhouted
that if they did not put off the masts
would fall on them. Instead of hurry
ing to the boat the captain strolled to
his cabin and collected bis papers.
After be hud entered tbe boat be
transferred Ihe men to the port boat
snd made for Tasmania, 100 miles
away. Ho and the mates steered in
turn, while the men balled with empty
biscuit tins, and forty-eight hours Inter
both boats reached land. Chicago
Oddities of Cecil Rhodes.
He posves-.ed few Intimate friends,
snd not even to all of them did he dis
close his Imtid.. Merc acquaintances
disliked his moody silences, varied
with tits of rather boisterous fun.
They consideied him exclusive, mo
rose, rough and overbearing. And tt
tnunt bo udiuliud that ho was a good
hater, violent when thwarted and at
times blunt to the polut of rudeness.
.It is difficult to be sulllclcutly uncon
ventional to slw.k a mining camp, but
h shocked It In dress bo was almost
disreputable. He seldom took pains to
ingratiate himself wltb any one; and
a man who too oienly scorns bis fol
lows "must oxppct to suffer social os.
tracism and to have bis character tra
duced. It would be idle to deny that
for a time there were unfavorable ru
mors in circulation regarding him or
that be was In many circles unpop
ular. But, like Galllo. be "cared for
none of those things." Sir Levis Mich
ell How He Was Faid.
An office boy employed by a Arm or
shipbuilders, in answer to tbe query
as to his occupation, stated that ,e
waa "an oMce yard aad any odd Jobs,
etc" Doubtless thet cetera was elo
quent with meaning to the youth him
self, aad he may coagratualte himself
on having come aa near to tha truth
aa aa eagiaeerUg apprentice; to the
aaae flrmr wae contrived te crowd
toto tha MrnKod seaee provided for tha
reply te the qaoettaa aa tsThew ha
waa aald, "Salary or wageer tha U
aUaatln answer, "lo envelope, tareagh
MtHe wiadow."dlasgow News.
Made the Meat ef It
The American tare of tha saperlatlva
haa aa amusing lllostratloa la Samuel
M. Cretaers' book -"Humanly Speak
ing." Or. Vrotbers had been traveling.
He anally reached a seemingly sleepy
little place where be thought a lad
oaly contented mediocrity. Bat when
ha sat down to write a letter ea tha
hotel auttonery ha waa confronted
With the statement "Tale is the big
gest little hotel la the state!"
Tha svn laetoatlaaV ef LaWv -sl J&
'rtaada si aaala twimms ' --.. j r t-.wl
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