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HEAR that 'Zeb' Bowen pre-
sented the minister with a
horse for Christmas," said '
the editor to Uncle Bill, as j
the old man entered the
office with a Santa Claua
grin on his face. I
" 'Zeb' gits real liberal
once in a wane, lemain-nrpucDM
ed Uncle Bill, "especially," he continu
ed, "when circumstances compel him
"I did not know that there was any
compulsion connected with the gift?"
enquiringly said the editor, as he turn
ed In his chair and handed the old man
a cisar out of his Christmas box
which had been given him for a wed
rltne notice with the remark, "Have a
"Guess I'll smoke up," said Uncle Bill,
as he drew a match along the well
beaten path on his trousers. And as he
blew a few puffs above him, he re
marked, "Guess these cigars was picked
out by a woman."
"They smoke all right," said the edi
tor evasively, and as he relighted the
one he had partly smoked he took some
copy into the composing room and re
turning, said: "How about the horse
that 'Zeb' gave the minister?"
"Oh, the horse is all right. He
wouldn't give the preacher a horse
without It was all right; but 'Zeb' cuts
across lots once in a while an' when he
does he'n do most enythlng ter square
the corners uv propriety that he miss
ed. He Is a good man an' a purty fair
deacon, but eny uv us'H slip once in a
while onless we're sharp shod all the
time, an' even then we'll wear smooth
once In a while, an' that's the way with
'Zeb.' He gits shod with religion of
ten enough, but fur all that he'll slip
once in a while 'spite uv all creation,"
said Uncle Bill In a gossipy manner.
"Yes. yes, I know," Impatiently vc
marked the editor.
"Wall," continued Uncle Bill. " 'Zeb'
went over ter a neighborln' town fur a
day or two, along 'fore Christmas an
It seems that he got ter playin' auction
pitch' with some travelln' men In the
hotel. He wore his long tailed coat,
an when he wears that yer could guess
him a bunco man, or a preacher an' not
miss It much either way, 'cause he sort
uv has streaks both ways, an' it ap
pears that his coat give him away this
time. It seems that they was markin'
nn the game with chalk on the table an
Zeb' got his sleeve on the marks, so
when he come home there they was
plain on the sleeve 1-3-4-6-3. He put
his clothes In the closet an' the next
day his wife brought out the coat an'
said: 'Zeb' Bowen, you've been playin'
cards agin,' an' he says, 'What makes
ver talk so foolish like?' She says
'Huh! Foolish like? Look at this coat
sleeve. You was playin' cards an' got
set back.' Wall, there 's one redeemln'
feature 'bout 'Zeb'. When he gits
caught he will always own up an'
pleads weakness an' his wife, like the
good Christian that she is. always for
gives him, but 'Zeb' has ter tend prayer
meetln' purty regular fur a while."
"But about the horse he gave the
minister," again suggested the editor,
who was anxious to get the story.
Yes, I'm comin' ter that," said Uncle
Bill. Yer see the hired man told about
the card playin' an' everybody at the
'corners' had heerd about It, so when
preyer meetln night come a hull lot
uv the boys was there an' among them
one uv Cy' Prewett's boys, an he got
Inter the same seat with 'Zeb'. 'Cy's
bov is quite a chap ter dicker in horses
an so Is 'Zeb. but he wasn't thinkln'
bout horses that night at least at the
beglnnln' uv the meetln' he gits very
earnest In enythlng that he does an'
this night he was a fixln' up a few slips
that he had made by 'tendln' strictly
ter prayer meetln. but young Prewett
come near undoln' uv hlra agin."
"Yes. hut Uncle Bill," earnestly re
marked, the editor, "I am anxious to
hear about the horse 'Zeb gave to the
"I'm comln ter that," again remark
ed Uncle Bill. " 'Zeb' got up In meetln'
an' give them one uv his good talks an'
wound up by acknowledgln that he was
weak an' sinful which everyone be
lieved an' when he got through Dea
con Lewis offered up a prayer, an' was
payln' particular attention ter 'Zeb'a'
needs with 'Zeb' now an' then shoutin'
Amen' when 'Cy's boy, who was
knelin' beside him In the pew whisper
7h t vr a. dan-
ed ter him an' said
dv horse ter trade.' an' he answered
'Young man, I'm not tradln' horses
now. I'm tendln' ter religious matters.
Then young Prewett whispered back:
That's all right. I thought I'd tell yer
about It as I might not see yer agin
'fore I see Seth Wlggers. He wants the
horse, but I thought I'd see you fore I
traded, an' Jest then Deacon Lewis
aid: 'Bless our brother who has erred,
an' 'Zeb' shouted, 'Amen!' An' then he
whispered ter 'Cy's boy: 'Is It a good,
sound horse?' an' he said: 'Best one
I've had fur a long while.' Then 'Zeb'
asked In a louder voice: 'Is hla wind
good?' an ' young Prewett aald: 'Bet
ter'n Lewis's' An' then it was time
fur 'Zeb' ter shout 'Aman' agin, so he
hollered it out, an' then furgot that he
was in prayer meetln an commenced
ter talkln' out loud about the horse,
an asked 'Cy's' boy: "What kind uv a
The New York Tribune says: A
number of Americans were attracted to
the auction at the Hotel Dronot by the
eale of the personal effects of Mile.
Wanda de Boncza, the young actress of
the Comedle Francalse, the sale of
whose jewels, fans and linen during
three days realized over $300,000, while
the sale la to continue four more days.
As an example of the.enhanced value,
according to Paris, of articles that have
been owned and worfc by a favorite
actress or celebrity may be mentioned a
necklace of a alngle row of pearls which
recently fetched $51, BOO, but which Mile,
da Boncza purchaaed two yean ago
horse It was enyhowT an he anewered: ;
A saw horse.' Then 'Zen' said Jest as
the deacon was aekln' a blessln' fur all
taanKInd "Yer a dum fool.' He Bald
it bo loun mat it Broke up uie meenn
fur a spell, an' the minister asked 'Zeb' ;
what he meant by comln into a nousei
nv worship an nsln' such languape. 1
Wall, 'Zeb was In a pickle, but he's
been In many a tlcht place afore, an'
h rot un an said: 'I've Jest been
chastlsln' myself fur backslialn' an' I
was a fiemrln'an' as he said tnis ne
held up his arm which showed the fig
ures on the sleeve 'about glvln' our
preacher a Christmas present uv a
horse, an' while I was adoln' uv It,
(he devil whispered Inter my ear give
him an inferior one' an' as he said
this he looked hard at Prewett's boy
'hut T war an exBsnerated at the evil
thought that I expressed myself too
emphatically, but now that It has gone
(his far I want ter ask our preacher
publicly ter come over an' take his
pick uv the best horse In my barn, as a
Christmas present,' an' then he looked
j.arj to 'Cy's' boy agin, who had a
broad grin on his face. Vr course the
was overwneimea wim sinn
tude an' accepted the horse with pro
"How did the congregation take It?"
neked the editor.
"Wall, they was rather surprised an'
pleased at 'Zeb's' generosity until he
proposed that now he had given the
preacher a horse that the rest uv 'em
chip in an' buv him a buggy an' har
ness. That took the wrinkles out uv
pome of their face,, but they took up a
pledge collection fur the buggy an' har
ness, an' now the preacher has his own
rle. All because 'Zeb' played a game
uv auction pitch. So yer see that the
devil's cranks sometimes helps the
cause-' uv the Lord."
And as he started out the door he
laughingly said: "That was a horse on
'Zeb', wasn't It?"
ALL FURNITURE OF STEEL.
Safe But Comparatively Expensive
Equipment for War Vessels,
The cruiser Baltimore, which has
been rebuilt at the Brooklyn navy yard
during the last three years, will be
equipped with steel furniture. The
staterooms and the crew's quarters
alike will be furnished in a new kind of
metal furniture, which has been manu
factured at the local navy yard, and
which will, within the course of five
years, be used exclusively on all war
shins of the United States navy.
This decision has been reached after
several months of experimenting, and
after a long discussion In the navy de
partment as to the relative merits of
wooden furniture ana tne new Kind.
The Baltimore will be the first man-of-
war from this country that has been
made entirely fireproof. It will be the
first ship on the sea which has not car
ried a large amount of inflammable fur
niture and numerous decorative arti
The adoption of steel furniture in the
navy is an important step In the devel
opment of the naval architecture and
of naval equipment. It is considered by
far the most important advancement
toward the perfection of a perfectly
equipped fighting craft that has been
made for several years.
The furniture is made of thin sheet
steel. It is welded together in such
manner that the seams do not show,
The writing desks, cabinets, and chit
fonlers are patterned after the wooden
articles that are generally in use in pri
vate homes. Ronton desks are made cy
using narrow strips of steel for the
flexible portion of the top. One of the
most novel articles that baa been turn
ed out is the extension table. This Is
really an Improvement over the article
In general use. When closed the table
is four by aix feet in size. It may be
opened to several times that alze. The
central portion of the table, which op
ens and closes, is made or narrow strips
of steel, similar to those used In the
rolltop desks, and the strips wind and
unwind on a roll.
The furniture has been painted a
deep brown, in imitation of mahogany
and oak wood. The steel does not admit
of a fine polish and It is at once no
ticeahle that the article Is not wood
The entire set ' artistic.
The chief objection to it is its weight
The steel furniture weighs about three
times as much as the wooden. This fact
will have to be taken into consideration
in equipping a ship, as the weights
placed In the various parts of the ship
are figured to a nicety. An attempt win
be made to counterbalance this added
weight by eliminating come heavy
parts of the ship's outfit. .
The steel furniture will cost the gov-
eminent at least double what it has
been accustomed to paying for wooden
furniture. The cost is not considered es-
I aential, for if an article has been pro-
duced which adds materially to the
fighting capacity of our vessels it la
said that Uncle Sam will readily stand
the difference in cost. It is thought that
the cost may be considerably reduced
when the articles are manufactured in
It will cost $30,000 to fit out the Bal
timore with the new kind of furniture.
It is about three tlmea as much as it
would have cost to refit it with wooden
articles. Brooklyn Eagle.
Connected with the parish house of
one of the large New York churches
Is a pawnshop, in which the Interest
charged is only l per cent, a montn
and the loans may be repaid in install
ments. The sum of $80,009 was loaned
last year. It is worthy to note that of
$200,000 loaned during the last three
years, only $700 has been lost.
from a well-known Jeweler in the Rue
de la Palx for only $25,000. Another
necklace of seven rows of small pearls,
which was knocked down recently to
an American woman for $19,800, was
bought only a few months ago by the
pretty actress for only $10,000. Some
of these dainty belongings of the com
edienne and the high prices they fetch
la the gossip of Parisian tea tables. A
goodly number of well-eelected bric-a-brac,-
Sevres cups, Louis Qulnze silver
and table service have been acquired
for New York, Boiton and Chicago pur
HARPOONS FOR ALLIGATORS.
Some Perilous Sport in the Great Cy
press Swamp Down South
Alligators move rapidly under water,
are hard to see harder to hit, and the
harpoon will penetrate only the least
accessible portions of the body. Nor
does the title to the hide necessarily
pass with making fast the weapon.
one afternoon In the Cheesehowltzkee
river I harpooned a large alligator
which towed me up and down the
stream for an hour or two and then
sulked In Its deepest part. I pulled on
the line tintll the boat was directly
over him and stirred hlra up with the
harpoon pole. He rolled himself up on
the line in the manner peculiar to
sharks and alligators, and banged the
boat suggestively. We rowed to the
bank and making fast to some bushes
hauled on the line until we succeeded
in worrying him nearly to the boat,
when he rose to the surface and attack
ed us with open mouth. We repelled
the attack with harpoon pole and rifle.
The former was promptly bitten in
three pieces, but the latter apparently
finished him. It was so nearly dark that
we decided to carry him In the skiff
mile down the river to where our
sloop was anchored and to skin him
the next morning. We broke the seats
out of the boat, and together managed
to lift the head of the alligator aboard
and tie it. We then tied the other end,
when the reptile came to life and land
ed a blow with his tail which lifted me
out of the skiff into the saw grass, with
the breath knocked out of my body,
and hand and face badly cut by the
grass. Boat and boatman were cap
sized. As my rifle had fortunately
been left upon the bank, I was able to
kill the alligator again.- We secured
him by floating the boat under him
and then balling it out. The alligator
completely filled the boat so that my
companion and I sat upon his back as
we paddled down the river with gun
wales unpleasantly near the water.
It was growing very dark and the
water around us was becoming alive
with alligators. While we were reflect
ing upon our overloaded condition, our
alligator came to life again and shifted
ballast until water poured over the
gunwale. We quickly balanced the boat,
only to see It again disturbed and to
ship more water. A scramble for the
shore followed, which we reached with
out capsizing, and where we left our
victim for the night after again killing
htm. In the morning our buzzard friend
from the Homosassa river, surrounded
by his family was sitting above him in
a tree, waiting for us to attend to our
There are drawbacks to hunting in
the Great Cypress Swamp. Even na
tives have been lost and have died in
its recesses. It is bounded on the east
by the Everglades and on the west by a
series of impenetrable mangrove thick
ets, alternating with deep channels. If
lost one should turn his face firmly to
the north, and, as a guide remarked to
me, "he ought to get somewhere in
three or four days." From Country
Life in America.
Study of Men In Dark Africa.
The sociological character of African
man is of great Interest. It has not yet
been treated scientifically. Travelers
have confined themselves mainly to
such novelties as they happened to
meet. Anthropophagy is extensively
practiced by some of the tribes near
the equator, and it would be well to
know why the practice is more general
there than elsewhere. Another curious
thing to know is whether stature is
influenced by environment, climate, or
diet. The tallest men I found lived in
high altitudes from 5,000 feet above
sea level upward; the sturdiest, from
3,000 feet to 5,000 feet; the shortest, ex
cepting the pygmies, from sea level to
an elevation of 3,000 feet. It deserves
study, as well, as to what effect the dif
ferent diets of tribes have on their phy
sical systems. Some live on wild ber
ries and fungi, and ground vermin;
others on fish; others wholly on milk
or on meat, or grain, or solely on vege
tables. I was often tempted to pursue
the question as to whether such specific
foods affected the strength or intelli
gence of tribes who thus limited them
selves to one kind of food. Henry M,
Stanley in Success.
A sewing bee can't sting, but it does
a lot of buzzing.
Setting up the drinks Is what fre
quently upsets the drinker.
Humanity is always ready to lend a
hand but it is often empty.
It Is said that sight drafts frequently
Induce temporary blindness.
Were It not for love, many a girl
would be unable to make herself mis
Never advertise your troubles. If you
have bow legs, don't wear striped
If a man is ever carried away by his
ideas, it must be done when he gets in
to a train of thought.
Honesty is undoubtedly the best. pol
icy, but a good many men, somehow
fall to keep their premiums paid up.
The man who sits around and waits
for his friends to find him a Job Is al
ways the first to line up in front of the
bnr on a general Invitation. Chicago
A life of ease means a life of dlscon
Love may be blind, but chaperons
"Soap dirt cheap" is the way a Kan
sas grocer advertises It.
It takes a strong corporation to throw
a bridge across a river.
Never judge a woman's mind by the
time it takes her to make it up.
If a man who is Injured in a railroad
wreck fails to recover his heirs will try
One trouble with the average reform
er is that he has no other occupation
Cloves are responsible for the first
breath of suspicion in many happy fam
When a man wins a bet he sets his
hat on the back of his head; when he
loses he pulls It down over his eyes.
A cursory glance over an undertak
er's books will convince any man that
he saves a good deal every year by not
dying. Chicago News.
All Alike to Him.
"We have crossed the border and got
into Belgium now, haven't we?" said
the eager tourist with the kodak.
"Ya-as, I suppose so," answered the
bored young American with the eye
glass and the English accent. "I always
have to look at the beastly labels on me
boxee to find out what blooming coun
SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS.
Whatcum, Wash., January Gth.- Mrs.
. M. Ferguson, who came here from
Winnipeg. Manitoba, relates how that
great distroyer of Kidney Complaints.
Dodn s Kidney Pills, first reached the
extreme Northwest corner of the Unit
"I used Dodd's Kidney Pills for what
the Doctors pronounced Brlght's Dis
ease in Winnipeg." Mrs. Ferguson
says, "And the disease disappeared en
tirely. That was about three years ago
and I enjoyed good health till about
wo years later, when I removed to
'Whether it was the change of cli
mate I can't tell but my old trouble
returned In full force. My legs were
welled to nearly twice their size. I
could not go up or down stairs for
about two months.
"My husband hunted Whatcom for
Dodd's Kidney Pills but could get none
till a Druggist sent away and got them
"I began to get well aa soon as I be
gan taking them." Others In Whatcom
have learned to know and appreciate
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Profit in Sumatra Tobacco.
The commercial success of shade
grown Sumatra tobacco in the Connec
ticut valley' has been assured. Last
year 41 acres of shade were erected by
13 farmers, co-operating with the de
partment o fagrlculture, 35.88 acres of
which were planted in Sumatra and the
rest in ordinary Connecticut Havana
seed tobacco. The expenses of this
work averaged $657 an acre, and when
the crop was gathered In and made
ready for the market It was estimated
hat It cost 61v6 cents a pound. The
ordinary tobacco grown In the open
fields brings in on an average from 18
to 20 cents a pound. The average price
paid ror this shade grown tobacco was
$1.20 a pound, the price varying from
$2.80 for the best to 25 cents a pound
tor some mixed bales. The crop which
brought the best price sold for $1.63 a
pound on an average. The total area
cultivated In Sumatra tobacco In 1901
was 35.88 acres. There were produced
51,308 pounds of cured tobacco, and
actually baled 41,046 pounds, the differ
ence being the loss on account of fer
mentation, trash, and filler leaves. The
total cost of production, estimated at
$657.17 per acre, was $23,579.26. The
total value, estimated at $1.20 per
dren today by every first class teacher.
both private and in class, and they are
thoroughly learned and practiced, too.
at every dancing school.
"Then why is this iconoclast right?"
"Society, when it grows up, will have
none of the dainty steps, except on spe
cial occasions. For the last five years,
at least, the two-step and waltz have
alternated on fashionable dance pro
pound, the average price obtained at
the sale, was $49,255.20. This gave a
net profit to the growers of $25,675.94
or 108.8 per cent. The profits per acre
were as follows: Of baled tobacco, ex
elusive of trash, there were obtained
1.144 pounds per acre; the cost of this
was approximately $657.17 per acre; the
value, at $1.20 per pound, was $1,372.80,
giving a net profit of $715.63.
8100 REWARD, f 100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there la at least one dreaded
disease that iclence has been able to cure
In all Its stages and that Is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is the only positive cure
now known to the medical fraternity. Ca
tarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall
Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting;
ilrf.ctly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and giving;
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in ao
Ing its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in Its curative powers, that
they offer one Hundred Dollars for any
case that It falls to cure. Send for list of
Address. F. J. CHENEY ft Co.,
Sold by Druggist. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
Mr. Seddon'B decision to retain the
premiership and remain In New Zea
land fell like a bombshell (says the
London Chronicle) in the New Zealand
parliamentary arena. During his ab
sence at the coronation reports crystal
lized into conviction that he would re
turn to New Zealand only to wind up
his affairs before taking up a high ap
pointment in South Africa. Private
letters from himself are said to have
conveyed broad hints in the same direc
tion. The only point that seemed to be
In doubt was as to whether the high
appointment in question was under the
imperial government or a company car
rying on extensive opeartions in South
Africa. It is now generally understood
that Mr. Seddon was approached, that
negotiations were in progress for some
time, and that ultimately the project
Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow'e
Soothing' Syrup the best remedy to uBe
for their children during the teething
The Swiss engineer, M. Ug, the prin
cipal minister of Emperor Menellk, has
returned to Abyslnla, accompanied by a
number of French and Belgian finan
ciers whom he has succeeded in inter
esting in the Djl boutl Adls Abeda rail
way. The line haa been completed as
far as Harar, but want of capital pre
vented lta extension. However, M. Ilg,
It Is reported, has sufficient capital at
band to continue the work. He will re
turn to the continent early next year
to make arrangements for the projected
European tour of the Emperor Menellk.
CASTOR I A
For Infant! and Children.
Tiis Kind You Have Always Bought
It is the declared experience of all
Arctic and Antarctic travelers that
which la commonly called in temperate
regions "raw weather" is much more
trying than the rigors of extreme high
or low altitudes. This view is emphat
ically shown by Lieut. Peary, whom a
Chlcagoan saw in Washington recently.
It was rather a chilly afternoon, and
the man of Arctic fame was closely
wrapped in a heavy overcoat, the col
lar turned up over his ears. He sat
just over a beater in a street car, and
the Chlcagoan, who felt quite comfort
able on the platform, was much surprised.
( OLIO OF EVENTSJ
M. Santos-Dumont has Just, received
the gold medal voted to him by the
Brazilian congress In commemoration
of his airship voyage round the Eiffel
Tower, Paris, on Oct. 19, 1901.
Keriyon K. Butterfleld. who was In
structor In rural sociology at the Uni
versity of Michigan, has been appoint
ed to the presidency of the Rhode Isl
and State College of Agriculture, at
The London Times' correspondent at
Wellington, New Zealand, says the New
Zealand government has resolved to
pay the freight on fodder to be sold for
the benefit of the sufferers from the
drought In Australia. The premier con
siders this no more than a neighborly
Last year was the biggest sardine
season ever known lu the history oi
the American industry. The pendulum
has swung back this year, however, for
the sardines or, to be more frank, the
little menhaden or herring are so
scarce down East that only a few of
the canneries are doing business.
Secretary Von Nostiz. of the Saxon
legation in Berlin, has been appointed
Saxony's special commissioner to the
St. Louis exposition. He will cc-operate
with Herr Iewald, the German imperial
commissioner to the exposition, in In
ducing the manufacturers of Saxony to
participate In the fair.
Secretary Hitchcock's recent order
than Indians must support, themselves
has driven a number of dignified sav
ages to the desperate issue of going to
work. Quite a lot of them along tne
stale lines of Nebraska and Soutn Da
kota have "accepted posltons" Involv
ing manual labor on the railroad tracks
In that section.
The Petit Bleu publishes a prediction
by the meteorologist, Herr Zinger, of
Prague, who is of the opinion that Mar
tinique and probably other West Indian
islands will be virtually destroyed Dy
volcanic eruptions in 1903. He points
out that the most violent volcanic dis
turbances on record have occurred In
years ending with the figure 3.
Literary people of Boston are agitat
ing for the setting up in Boston of a
tablet in honor of Edwar Allan Poe.
Poewas born there in 1809, his mother
being a leading woman at the Hay
market theater. His first book was
signed "A Bostonlan." The present
movement is one of the results of the
labors of Prof. Richardson of Dart
mouth In reviving Interest In the writ
ings and history of Poe.
The French mariners' record for big
Icebergs off Cape Horn was broken re
cently, says a San Francisco dispatch
to the Chicago Inter-Ocean, when the
British ship Anglesey, Captain Thomp
son, arrived from Newcastle, England,
nnd reported that on Sept. 20, off Cape
Horn, she sailed into a great ice field.
In the midst of which was a gigantic
Iceberg, approximately 100 miles long
and over 100 feet high.
Treasurer Wright Parker of the Wis
consin Republican state committee
spent $16,307.38 In the recent guberna
torial campaign. The contributions
came from 368 persons who gave sums
raging from $1 to $1,000. Only two per
sons gave the largest amount, these be
ing, as stated, Senator John C. Spooner
and Isaac Stephenson. Postmaster Gen
eral Henry C. Payne and Congresman
Joseph W. Babcock are credited with
giving $500 each.
Attorney General Taylor, of Indiana,
in his biennial report, urges upon the
legislature the passage of a collateral
inheritance tax law, which means giv
ing the state the right to tax a certain
portion of an estate which falls to any
indirect heir. It is based on the theory
that the collateral heir did nothing to
amass the fortune by which he benefits,
and that, therefore, there is no one
upon whom the burden of taxation falls
more lightly. It is proposed to cover
all estates more than $20,000.
The very first thing that Is usually
done by a trust after its formation is
to withdraw all the advertising that
was being run by the firms composing
it and to put none or very little In its
place, says the Medical and Drug Ad
vertiser. The American Bicycle com
pany did just this thing, and to this
fact Is attributed the recent failure of
the corporation. Col. A. A. Pope, Its
president, says: "The cessation of ad
vertising killed the bicycle business
and the way to retrieve it is to resume
that same Important matter. You can
see how I feel in the matter when I tell
you that 1 spent $500,000 in one year
on that sort of publicity, and that It Is
my Idea In the future to advertise, and
to advertise extensively. You can't get
enough advertising or overdo it."
Henry Marr, a farmer living near
The waiters of Paris, says the New
York Tribune, are up in arms against
tips. They held, the other night,
meeting whose battle was "A baa
le pourbolre!" and are shortly to Issue
the tipping system familiar topic,
though never before presented from
the waiters' viewpoint. Tipping Is a
complicated system In Paris. Each
"pourbolre," as it Is collected. Is put
Into a general box, and at the end of
the day the total is divided equally
among the waiters. They receive no
wages, but, on the contrary, have to ad
vance to the cafekeeper at the begin
ning of each day a sum estimated at
one-half of the day's pourbolre.
Whether or not the gratuities reach the
estimated total, the fixed sum Is paid
to the owner for "expenses." One
garcon recently brought suit against
his employer for these expenses and
recovered. The 2,000 waiters at the
meeting determined on similar action.
In a recent review of British trade
the London Daily Mail states that the
Russian agricultural department Is re
ported to be making arrangements to
play an important part In supplying the
London marKet witn neei, in opposition
to the American meat shippers. Special
steamers have been built with freezing
chambers, the Russian government as
sisting with subsidies, and it la Intend
ed that they shall ply between a Rus
sian port, via the Kiel Channel and Lon
don, with huge cargoes of fresh meat
LI ban is considered a suitable port, as
from there the beef can reach London
in three days or less after slaughtering.
If this report be true, the American
beet trust will have a rival or no small
proportions, as It is Impossible to put
American beef in London in twice the
time required for Russian delivery,
with consequently greater expense and
Inability to eell as cheaply at a profit.
Not Hard When You Know How.
I was at Caribou last Saturday. The'
day was fine. I took the sidewalk:
near the Burleigh hotel, and passed
down Sweden street. On this particu
lar sidewalk was a huge drift of snow7
as high as the vine-covered fence;
Pedestrians had made a narrow path,
through It two feet deep. When I had!
got about half way down this "straight
and narrow path," I met a lady, young
and handsome. As I did not want to
get into the snow up to my watch
pocket, I turned around to go back.
"Walt a minute." said she, "I will
show you how to pass; put your arm
around L-iy waist."
After hcstltating a moment. I did
so; she then put her arms around me
and said: "Turn as you would in a
I obeyed, and all too soon we had
conveniently passed each other.
"Everything Is easy In this world it
you only know how," said the charmerj
as she tripped along again. Aroostook!
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