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Cz-2 Cc::r.iy Ucrdi
(Kormn-y the Jackson Herald) j
Published every Friday by the
x:irui mcmsHiMi com r am.
Subset Iption price: 1.0u per year
Entered as seecsd clrtsa matter at j 8om, Mtn 0, Geoius Who Were Doom
the post office at Capo Girardeau, Mo j to End Th,i(. D,y, t Obscurity,
ucder the act of March 3. 187i ' ' white Their Fruitful Ideae Made
Married Vomtn'i Namee,
In r.ndlend mid In the United ifUtes
u wonun loses her Identity In mar
r!ffe. In Belgium nnd Spain tbe hus
tsnd adds the n.imc of his wife to
Ma own. In the United States women ,
ftmeliines retain tho family nntnc, as
Mrs. narriet (Boecheri Stowe. in the
Channel Islands the woman never
o9 her maiden name. In Spain the
Children write tbe names of both
ixtrents, as IJnrena y Moutererde. In
"Don Quixote" is tlio following:
Casajo was my father's name, nnd I,
fat being the wife of Sjinebo Tanya,
am called Teresa Pnuza, but by good
lifiht they ought to . call me Teresa
Osojo." la Scotland both names are j
treservcd, and the woman is always ;
lnown by her maiden name. In Wales I
it is tho custom to descrilxj the woman j
by ber maiden tiame. Tbe fact that
a woman on becoming tbe wife of a
roan loses Iter Identity Is apparent
Ja'mariy portions of the Bible, when
under the nncient custom ruim, on
taking a wife, declared that she be
came "flesh of my fiesb and blood of
Bay blood." thereby establishing tbe
old time saying that man and wife nra
no, nichmond Tinics-Dispiitcb.
Tyranny of the Tip.
There have always been those who
KTe revolted ngnlnst the tyranny of
the tip. So long ago as October. 1705.
we find that ubiquitous personage,
"Constant Reader," venting his griev
ances in the columns of the London
Tiroes. "If a man who has a horse
pots up t nn Inn." he complains, "be
etdes the usual bill be must at least
pive Is. to the waiter, (id. to the cham
bermaid, Cd. to the hostler and Gd. to
tUe Jackboot, making together 2s. M.
At breakfast you must give at least (d.
between the waiter and host lor. If
tbe traveler only puts up to have a
refreshment, besides paying for his
horses' standing be most give Sd. to tbe
hostler; at dinner ivl. to the waiter and
3d. to the hostler; at tea 01 between
tbero; so that be gives away In the day
2s. 6d., which, added to the 2s. Gd.
tor the night makes 5s. per day on an
average to 1bo servants." They did
the thing pretty thoroughly in those
The term millionaire" is of inter
national use. bnt it does not mean the
came thing in the mouths of different
nations. To every one Jt means the
possession of a million, but not neces
sarily a million dollars. In Great
Uritaln a millionaire has a million
tmuiids. or nearly $5,000,000, while
in Prance they count francs, so
that there a millionaire is a compara
tively poor Individual with but $200.-
OKI tn bless himself with. Million-
tires are quite common in Prussia, j thirty -one iwit in diameter,
but a million marks don't mean j n moo. when it first became geuer
much these days, amounting to a trifle j Uy known that the man whose inven
of $2:0.imm in our money. Kor mil- j tion I)iUl minions for others was
llonnires of real class it Is necessary j a8 ,,0,,r n8 w.en he had cobbled t-lioe.
to t" back to o.d Babylon. The Baby- j a vujtl subscription was raised, and
Ionian millionaire bad 1 .000,000 talents j for -,,, tlllt, ., (1jwance of 5 sliii
aud would not lie regarded as a poor llls ., ,vw.k ,V!S ln.ut. ,,, Shergold.
man even by a Wall street otlice boy. I llt tbt. fnn(ls htH.anu, exhausted, and
A talent was about $2,000. and a mil- ' fl(mr shergold ended his life in the
lion of them would be $2,000,000,000. j Workhouse.
! llow many pi-oplo have ever even
A Triple Play. heard of Sclieele? Vet this poor Swed-
It was sit the end of the ninth in- I chemist was perhaps t he greatest
ning. Yet. though the borne, team
was two runs to the good, things
looked black for them.
The visitors were at bat. There
were no outs, and three men were on
bases; also Terrible Terry Tomkins
was up. and Terry's batting average
reached the clouds.
Terry hunched his shoulders and
waited confidently, and a groan went;
Bp from the bleachers. j chemistry. It is the great bleacher
The ball flew in three pieces, and the j Kiv!c, us white linen or white
pieces (lew isi three directions. One j 8trav hats. It is also the best disin
was caught by tbo pitcher, one was) fectiuit known. It is essential to the
pulled out of the nir by the shortstop,
and one landed in the first baseman's
milt. A triple play T The game was
the borne team's.
The bleachers ietit wild Philadel
Breaking It Gently.
"I have culled, sir, to :ee the photo 1
of the lady with ?2,".W0 who wants a !
"Can you keep your face straight?" i
"Of course I can "
"Very well. We'll -break you in first '
with the $5,000 applicants, and then ;
jradually. ns jou grow stronger, we
will work you up to the big prize.
This way. please, and on't get flight-
aed " Exchange.
Dinner Among the Romana.
"" Tha Itomans in the time of Ctoero
ud Augustus took uu early breakfast,
firom 3 to 4 In tbe morning; a luncheon
at 12 or 1, and at about 3 o'clock the
cocoa, or principal meai oi ine uay,
umMK.udliig with our dinner. Con-
currently we read of une not dining I
vail! autm't '
. Early Morning Talka.
. m . .
lie Is UJWaVM OOHig Bonieiuuig mm i
causes lot of talk."
Vby. 1 never beard au of iL"
"Uo is the only one who bear It.
11 is always staying out ut ulgbt later
tftan bis wife wLshes llm to." Ilovw
U i U I 4 1 I iii UiUl
Cri'Iiant Inventors Who Heaped
DIED IN POVLRTK A:D WANT.
Millioni and Fama For Other.
Now and ngiiiu a mau is born whose
brala fairly bubbles with Inventive
genius. New dcn nt renin from blui.
and all brant hen of science arc mas
tered with barilly an effort
PtK'h was frcderic William Martino.
one of those iiiiiny brilliant Italians
who left their native land to seek
fortune In a foreign country.
Martino came to England, and Ins
name la most familiar from the Martini-Henry
rllle, the breechblock of
which was one of his numerous in -ventlons.
It la an Irony of fate that Marttno's
name should go down to posterity
solely through a warlike Invention
which be himself thought little of
when bis greatest work was done In
the cause of peace, fur Martino whs
the discoverer of the process for con
verting basic slag into manure, a dis
covery which has prt millions Into
the i-ockets of German ".UJufacturer;;.
but from which be himself, it is
stated, never reaped a penny.
The tinted rib for umbrellas, a new
process for the extraction of nickel
from its ore, a new development of
platinoid immensely important )u
electric work and a brilliant Inven
tion for the reduction of gold ore.
these are only a few of Martlno's dis
coveries. And yet be was so lacking
in business capacity that In tpile of
bis extraordinary output of valuable
Ideas be died at Glasgow in 11)0. a
comparatively poor and obscure man,
while dozens of others have been made
richer by bis genius.
In 1S00 the chemist Lenoir patented
a motor driven by an explosive mix
ture of air and :as. lie used electric
Ignition obtained from a battery' and
a Kuhnikorff coil, actuating a sparking
plug very similar to that in use in the
modern motor. The system of valves
by means of which the suction of the
piston drew n the charge of gas for
the liext explosion was also designed
In is2 he actually produced a car
which, if crude, whs similar In all re
spects to that in use today, save that
he employed coal gas Instead of petrol,
and this he actually drove himself
through the streets of Paris.
Yet for reasons similar to those
I which caused the failure of Martino he
never received the reward of his gen
ius, and it. wns left for Iaimler. nearly
thirty years later, to produce the first
of the practicable autocars.
Ijcnoir died in l'.XKi. poor and tin
known. Three years later, in l'.XUl. the life of
George Shergold cnine to an end in
Gloucesier workhouse. Shergold. orig
inally lsI' M' maker, was the Inventor
of the s.tfe'.v bicycle. lie built a ma
chine of iLis oider in the year l.STt'-.
the front wheel of which was twenty
j w.v n inch.-: ami the rear wheel some
discoerer of facts that the world h is
ever known. '
We always hear in lOnland that
Priestley was the discoverer of my
gen. Yet Kcheele made this most nn
portant of all chemical discoveries si
multaneously with I'riestley. And it
was Scbeele who discovered chlorine
I gas. Chlorine is perhaps the mosi
imiwrUint of all gases in commercial
manufacture of the great pain killer,
chloroform, and It is used extensively
for tbe extraction of gold from Its ores.
Chlorine's value to the world has
been incalculable, yet Schecle, the uiau
j who discovered it, lived hungry ami
died a pauper.
Professor Gore died a comparatively
poor man. yet Gore was the inventor
of the modem safety match, of the
method of elect rodeposit ion commonly
known aa electroplating and of many
other processes which have put mil-
Hons Into the ockets of uianufactur- (
ers. Gore's book, "Electrometallurgy." ,
published in IH70. is still a standard
work tin the subject. Loudon Au-
Value of Cindera.
A few years ago great heaps of cin
ders piled up, often being dumped Into
low places where new earth was need
ed. .Manufacturing concerns were glad
to get rid of the accumulations. Hut
nnw IMA fimwr nm in irrenr iieiiiiinu
tor me iu tilt foundation for cement
"u,i wtrk- J flriu n '"'r
drainage material, and It has been
fotifcd tbt froHt acts very lightly on
thein. furthermore, concrete work In
Th,b cidvri, Mrv l)KP4l jj tt, be of
extreme durability. When cinders are
ground and mixed wMb cement tbe
muss becomes very bard.
The road to taiccess is aa easy as tbe
road to ntln. Bcajnmln Prank II n.
I I I VI M
VcMr foHin' Feat That Lirdad
lit the greatit tinlsli that ever
m:'k, a minor league nee New Or
lean ihi.I Nxhvillp. Southern lenue
ronu-ni.'i. tuid mini' to the wire m i k
und mil. m SeK. IS). :ms. they met
in the ilnal ami decisive game of the.
,ve;,t iipon exactly even terms. Tin
entire leaning of the past live months
had centered In that lone contest, live
months packed Into two hours of pia.v.
viitli the result to tell tbe ftor.v of the
year's suciess or failure. Manager
Kri.tik of New Orleans, unwilling lo
run any nefdles risk, se'.octcd tbe
veteran Theodore Hrcltenst"hi of Si.
Louis and Cincinnati fa mi- to battle
for his people In the iim. Manager
lictuh.ird of Nashville, passing by hi
veterans, selected youir" Vedder fitton.
nn ex-colleglau. to fsie the SlOAVi
wonder of another day.
l-'or six Innings so perfect was the
defensive play of both nines that
neithrr team wns able to score. In
the seventh inning Nashville scored
one run. and in the play Involved
young Sitton slid headforemost Into
the plate and fell over unconscious
from the blow received Just alsive the
eyes. With the situation as tightly
drawn ns it was, disaster looked to
be Imminent. Iternhard Immediately
rushed his entire remaining staff back
of the clubhouse to be ready for too
ca'1. while two physicians worked
above the unconscious Sitton. He
came to life again Just as the Nash
ville team was taking the field for the
eighth Inning with another to. his
Staggering to bis feet. Sitton insist
ed upon finishing the contest, atw
Pernhard. against bis better judgment,
gave way. The heavy batting cod of
the New Orleans team was up in or
der. With bandaged head, bis face
still white and drawn from the shock,
in no condition to stand, still less to
lead a desperate charge. Sitton eleetri
fled the crowd by striking out two of
the first three men that faced bini.
In the ninth be added two more vic
tims to the list in bringing borne the
victory by the score of 1 to 0, winning
the pennant by the margin of one
point. And then he collapsed. It was
over two weeks before he recovered
sufficiently to !e up and about, and
yet New Orleans batsmen relate that
in those last two innings he bad shown
more "stuff" by a wide margin than
at any other stage of the battle
First American Letter Box.
A little more than a half century
ago the letter box was unknown. The
inventor was Joseph William Briggs.
nephew of a former governor of Mas
sachusetts, who. as head clerk-in the
Cleveland postolfice. studied the ueeds
of patrons and after correspondence
with Postmaster General Dennison
upon the subject took a train for
Washington, bearing a pasteboard
model of the letter box under bis arm.
The postmaster general saw the uer
ils of the plan and appointed Mr.
I'.riggs as special agent to establish
the letter box and letter carrier sys
tem. The liist letter box was attached
by clamps to a lamppost ihat stood lu
front of a Cleveland drug store, and
not a year had passed before fifty-two
different cities had adopted the system.
Where Miners Lofe Their Nerve.
Men accustomed to Aorkmg in
mines cannot stand great heights. It
almost mi invariable rule that a
miner will get dixzy and uneasy if you
take him to a high place, such as a
monument or the top of a house, and
will try to get hack to earth as soon
as possible. And yet he can stand uu
dergrouud on the edge of a 500 foot
shaft, look down into the black abyss
and never feel a tremor. lie can
climb up the face of a shrift, knowing
that there is a straight drop of a thou
sand feet iiDder him. and feel crfect
ly at home. Popular Magazine.
Colonel Stark's regiment just prior
to the bat tie of Bunker Hill was bar
tered at Milfoi'd. some fiiur miles dis
tant, and was destitute of ammuni
tion. About 10 o'clock on the morn
ing he received orders to march, how
ever, each man received a gill cupful
of powder, fifteen balls and one flint.
As the muskets were of varying cali
ber It was necessary to reduce the ulie
of the balls for many of them. Maga
zine of American History.
- About the Size of It.
"Why Is It." queried the youth, "that
so many people fall to mind their own
"There may be one of two retisons,
or both." answered the home grown
philosopher. "They may have uo
mind or no business." Philadelphia
A sailor had Just shown a lady OTer
the ship. In thanking him she said:
"I out so sorry to see by the rulea
that tips are forbidden on your ship."
"Bless you. ma'am." replied the
sailor, "so were apples In the Garden
of Eden "London Telegraph.
"If I buy you a seat in the Stock E
change will you agree to go to work?"
"I ain't cni7.y for work. dad. Make
it u scut in the senate "-lOulsvll'e
Art Versus Nature.
"llow c me she to get wuch a suddrn
craze on to vlsjt the bvauty doctors''
"She waiiU to look like her pbotu
grnph " - Huiisfoii Post.
The desires and longings of mai? are
vast ns eternity, and they point htm to
The Deputy Death Sent to the
Second Lore) Lyttleton.
WARNED HIM AND VANISHED.
And Just Wnen He Thought Ha Had
"Jockeyed tho Ghost" tha Prediction
Became a Fact Story of a Specter
Dog and the Legend of Lady Howard.
Belief In specters, phantoms mid. ap
paii'lans still lingers in ninny parts of
England. Wc Feoff at ghost stories ns
tu(T that Is "considered ridiculous by
all person of Hound education and
common sense." and yet mixed In with
tbe legends of wraiths ami hellhounds
are some true tales that are hnrd to
explain from the standpoint of nntural
cause nnd effect
A strange story Is that told of the no
torious second Ixrd I.yttletou. who U
aid to have been ns evil as his father
was the reverse. He died when In his
prime under the following well attest
ed circumstances: A few days before
bis death Lord I.yttletou saw enter hi::
room a woman who told him that on
tho third day after ber appearance he
would die. He was very much fright
ened and extremely depressed by the
occurrence, but on the morning of the
third day bis fears had abated some
what, and be had to breakfast with
Mm a party which Included Lady
flood. Lord Tortescue and two of the
Misses Auipblett, to whom he said. "If
1 live over tonight I shall have jock
eyed the ghost, for this Is the third
day." In the forenoon tbe party set
out to Pit Place, Lord Lyttloton's coun
try seat near Epsom, and were not
long arrived when bis lordship had a
uffo iiting fit, but recovered suffi
ciently t dine with his frieuds nt 5
By what Is described as "a friendly
trick" the watches nnd clocks through
out the bouse were advanced half an
hour. The evening passed, nnd Lord
Lyttleton's spirits recovered their usual
gayety. At half past II be retired,
nnd. according to his valet's report,
"he kept every now and then looking
at bis watch. Within a min
ute or two of 12 by bis watch he
asked to look at mine. m
lordship then put both to his ear to
make certain that they wet. When
It was. near the real hour of 12 he
nald: 'Come; I'll wait no longer. Get
rie my medicine. I'll take it and try
to sleep.'" It appears that the valet
stirred the draft with a toothpick,
and this angered Lord Lyttleton, who
sent him for a spiRin. When the man
returned he found his master in a fit.
Instead of attempting to relieve him
he ran for help, aiul when he returned
with the alarmed guests I,ord Lyttle
ton was dead.
A peculiar class of apparition iu
which many crsons believed is that
of specter dogs, which are again di
vided Into three kinds: (1) Black dogs
that are fiends in disguise; (2i evil
rplrits that bunt souls In this guise;
(lb spirits of the wicked departed
made to take this shape for their sins
These black dogs are of all sorts ami
sizes, big dogs nnd little dogs. long
haired dogs and short haired do;;,
meek dotrs and fierce dogs, but as a
rule the standard specter bound is
huge, most ferocious looking and
shaggy like a wolf. and. we are told,
packs of these hellhounds have bien
neen, sometimes hunted by a hunts
man whose description much resem
bles the popular conception of the
A famous story is told of a goblin
hound which used to inhabit an old
mansion at Lyme Itegis.ln Liorset. that
had been partly demolished and turned
into a farmhouse, iu which lived an old
drunken farmer. Having been urged
to drive our. the hlnck dog by his com
panions, he seized the poker and rush
ed at the dog, which sprang up Instant
ly and rushed upstairs, followed by
the tipsy farmer. It fled into an att'c
and. hey presto. Jumped clean through
the celling. The angry farmer struck
nt the place, when, to his amazement,
down fell from the hole he had made
ii n old fashioned money box, which
proved to bo full of gold and silver
coins of the reign of Charles I. The
dog was never again seen In tie house,
but It is said to haunt a lane which
leads to it, where it can be seen at
midnight aud which bears the came
of "Log lane," while a local Inn dis
plays the sign "The Black Dog Inn."
Ludy Howard, who lived in tbe reign
of the first James and was as famous
for her wit as for ber beauty aud her
wealth, won also possessed of a good
many bad qualities. She bad four hus
bands, whom she kl'.led off rather rap
idly, and was very cruel to her ouly
daughter, for ber sins she was trans
formed when she died so the story
runs Into a black dog and at midnight
she runs between PUzford, her one
time residence, and Oakhampton park
In order to carry to the place from
which he started a single blade of
grass. This she Is doomed to do until
she h.'iti removed every blade of grass
from the park. London Globe.
Kmky Mark For Charley.
Mrs. Green I tll you it's nice to
have a husbiyid who Isn't afraid to
pralM yuu up to itplo. Why, uly
M'S(erdjr I beard ("hurley telling Mrs
lones 'in t I ttas cttlng to be a ic-n .
Mrs Wise- A Xantipel l' V"ii
Kiiovk uo she wnii V i
Mr Greeu UO,. yes; I told Charley
I'd ei-erhmrd Mm. fltid he explained ,
I hill XaotipH Has tbe aoddeKM of
jouUi and beauty.- Boston Triiii-cnpl I
t he mispokeu word bver do? barm
A rmous Kltehen.
"It was our trood fortune to see at
Jenst one thing in . Parts which the
tourist knows nothing about." writes
an American woman from that city.
"Every one knows about the Tuilerles
and sees what Is left of the historic
pile, but not many find their way to
tne kitchen from which the elect of
the third empire were served, as we
did. It lies tinder tbe Tuvillon de
flora, its high arched ceiling resting
on mriRsive colutns. It Is divided Into
imuiy sections, nt the entrance to each
of which there Is n nlgn gold on
mn rlile. Here we sco, 'Hot Isserie.'
'Pntlsseile.' "Section bux Snucts.' etc.
Tho provisions for washing gold, sil
ver iiid porcelain services, the tre
mendous roasting, boiling and broiling
arrangements, the cs'ro roast beef
oven, six meters high aud seven meters
broad; a roaster with a capacity for
six sheep nnd four dor.en chickens all
looked extra large and lmpofllng to us.
who manage to worry along In a flat
kitchen, which hns two things, how
ever, which we could not find In Nn
poleou's dinner factory electric light
and a battery of wasbtubs."
Her Sound Advice.
The prominent citizen nnd favorite
sou sat. at bis desk, deeply Immersed
in the cares of bis wide nffnlrs. A
delegation of party leaders was ushered
"Sir." said tbe spokesman, "you have
been unauimously chosen ns the party's
candidate for governor of the state.
Under present conditions n nomination
Is tantamount to election, and we urge
your acceptance. The office seeks the
"Gentlemen," said the favorite son.
"I am profoundly Impressed by the
honor done me, but before 1 nccept 1
must consult my wife. 1 never take a
decisive step without consulting my
Tho committee bowed and withdrew.
At home the favorite sou conllded
tbe circumstances to his wife, who lis
tened with fond pride and wifely ad
miration. 'And noiv," he said In conclusion,
"what would you advise me to do?"
"John,--' she said, "you must get your
hair trimmed." Savannah News.
Uncle Sam's Eagle.
The eagle Is the king of birds, the
lord of the sky. the bravest, noblest
and most Independent of the feathered
tribe, and probably that Is tho reason
why ho was adopted as our national
bird. Ills Image holds Its place upon
our national coat of arms by sheer
merit and not merely from empty
sentiment. The noble bird, loving
lllierty, scorning confinement, at home
and at his best only when invested
with tbe wide freedom of lb..1 glorious
heavens, is tbe fit emblem of the
"spirit of "7tT" nnd of the government
that that spirit won and established
on the earth. Other peoples entertain
tho same high opinion of the eagle,
since from the time of the Institution
of the lioaiau standard straight dowu
to the present day he has apjieared as
a conspicuous figure in the heraldry of
the nations. New York American
Too Pretty a Lake For That.
"China gave me many a shock," said
the returned traveler. "'Inn the one that
nearly carried me off was administered
In the Fticiiau district. Out in the
country I came across a beautiful little
lake drained by a beautiful little river
The section was marred somewhat,
however, by signs stuck up every few
yards at lh. edge of the hike. I won
dered what their import was, and on
one of my trips to the lake I took a
missionary friend along to translate.
"'Oh. thai,' said he. 'There are not
many of them left ill I his district. That
is a warning that girls must not be
drowiiod In this lake."
"SoiLchow 1 could never admire my
lioautlful lake so much after that, al
though nmyho I ought to have admired
it more " - New York Press.
Ponies and Horses.
I have been asked a great many
limes If ponies are really more Intel
ligent than full sized horses. They
certainly appear to be. But the In
telligcnee of any horse will develop
under petting und human compan
ionship, and tlieto is no doabt that
other horses, if given the same privi
leges that ponies enjoy and if their
size admitted of their being handled
and managed lu the same way, would
prove equally Intelligent. Outing.
Wife John. 1s there any poison in
tho house? Husband Yes. But why
do you ask? Wife ! want to sprinkle
some on tills piece of angel cake and
put It where tho mice will get It.
Wouldn't that kill theinV Husband
Sure, but It Isn't necessary to waste
Tbe Duchess of Blankshlro (who has
made a poor drlvei A little too much
to the right. I'm afraid. Obsequious
I'rofessor (who Is Instructing the Duch
ess) Oh, not at all. your gruce; the
hole has been cut too much to the
left. -Golf Illustrated
Blodds I never knew a woman
changeable as Mrs. Oashaway.
Slohbs know it She never even
wears the same complexion twlcrt."
Wigwag I never Unevv s-nch u fel
low as f'j.-.iio: lie is always looking
for trouble I lenpecke Then wli.?
doesn't M' get married?
Tin-re's nothing half so good as
laughing. Never high when you tan
III Timed Humor.
Dr. Frederick Van Eeden, the Dutch
physician and author, always krrt in
lijfht the Injustice f fate that aub
Jocts tha poor to tortures from which
the rich are exempt. He told tbo fol
lowing bitter little anecdote, which
occurnsj during his student dcya In
Once a poor man wns brought In
affected with a very strange and rare
disease of the lupine that caused him,
by luvoluu.nry spnmns of the legs, to I
Jump fl'id to continue hopping when be
tried to istnnd on bis legs. Our pro
fessor wanted to show this to his stu
dents, and he requested the ratini tit
stand ou hie furl. Tho poor
locked at the crowd around and nld
with a pathetic, imploring look:
"If the gentlemen will please not
laugh." The professor promised they
would be eerlous.
And yet when the man began to
hop the "genllemeu" roared. And I
felt tho tears come to my eyes and
my finis close In my pockets. World's
A Greenland Duel.
It is mthc pity for the gayety of
nations that French men of letters
cannot fight their duels as duels are
fought in Green I ami. In Greenland
when ouo man has been Insulted by
another the adversaries each compose
a satire In verse. This each man re
cites to his household until the serv
ants nnd the women know It by
heart. Then a place of meeting Is ap
pointed. The two men. the Insuitev
and Insulted, the offender und offended,
stand face to face, and each recites his
poem. His menus nnu servants loriu
a chorus. Each man tries hard to
raise the laugh against bis adversary.
Each man speaks In turn, whipping
the enemy with epigram and quip,
and nfter two bouts of this wordy
battle the meeting gives the victory
to him of the two adversaries vt.lui
has amused the whole assembly most.;
Colored Hia Sermons. )
"A minister has got to lie alive und
resourceful today." said a deacon of a
big metropolitan church. "Ours Ciitb
he can't speak well extemporaneously,
aud he reads from a typewritten copy
I never knew bow ho managed to
preach sn effectively until one day I
happened to see his mau iscript. Half
of it was underlined in different colors
It looked so curious that I asked him
" "A little scheme of iijImc.' he said
laughingly. '! found I was delivering
what 1 had written hi the same tone
So now. early on Suudity morning, 1
go over the copy I carry Into the pul
pit. I keep crayon pencils of six differ
ent colors on my desk. Bed means
one tone, gnvn yet another, yellow and
blue yet others. As I turn each pace
I see at a glance Just how 1 am to
speak."' New York Sun.
Secret societies are so ancient that .'
their origin Is lost In the mists of the:
past. They existed In Egypt, ferula. I
India, ut the earliest times with.
which history or legend gives us any
Insight. It seems to be natural for
men to organize such societies for both
good and evil purposes. Nearly all the
nucletit religions were of a two faced
character, popular und secret, or, as
they ure called, "esoteric" and "ex
oteric," the Mist for the few. the iu
Hinted, the- second for the rank and
lile. The philosophers would teach one
thing to the masses of the people and
another to tho select few who made up
the "Inner circle." Cicero tells us that
the wise men of Bouie and Greece bc
iieved quite differently from Hie com
mon ruu of f reeks and I'.omans.
A Good Listener.
Alfred Henry Lewis, the author, was
walking up Pennsylvania avenue one
day when he met Louis Brownlow, the
"Louis," said Lewis solemnly, "listen
to me for three hours."
"Why. what's the matter?" nsked
"Why," said Lewis indignantly, "I've
been In this town nil day. and every
body else has Ihcu doing the talking.
I do love my littlo conversation!"
Brownlow went to luncheon with
him and, after doing a sprint lu long
distance listening, pulled out his watch
with tho remark: "Ix'wls. I've listen
ed to you for three hours and nine
minutes. Goodby." New York Trib
une. The Genuine Article.
"I don't know about this picture.
Bobby," said the visitor as he ran
over specimen of the youutrsters
camera work. "1 am afraid a dog
with a propeller instead of a tall is
something of a fake."
"That ain't a propeller." said Bobby.
"That's his tall. He kept waggin" it
while bis picture vvus being tookened."
"When ordering champagne some
people are not satisfied with the pop
of the cork."
"No; they think the waiter ought to
also sound a gong."-Kansas City Jour
ii a I.
Women and Youth.
She A woman, vou know, Is j
young as she looks. He Yes, bat nn
fortunately she Isn't always as young!
as kite thinks she hmks )1-hange. i
Major Mull -The doctor, bays he '
thinks I nm suffering from brain fag i
Miss Cynic - Itaf her n flatterer. Isn't'
It Is manly to leve one's country; l
l godlike to love the world.-J. W.