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Ko you remember, many years ago
(Reckon them not, lest envious Time de
ceive!) "Mid all our morning hours serene and
siow " .. v
How you and I would play at "make-be-
Keeded our child-delights no scenic art
A throne was fashioned from a tree
stump frreen: '
Tours, the pretense to pi? y a kingly part.
The -while I made-be..-ve that 1 was
The voice of Time ordains wo shun such
No 'make-believe," but front the sterner
"Endure the burdens, grasp the fleeting
And of all offerings take tho best from
And tho', perchance, 'twill prove a sorry
Stil! -make-believe" that" life's an easy
I say fate sometimes grants the boon we
Aril oft lestows the happiness we claim.
Y n ,-e.l
to play at sweethearts! Sorry
"We plighted troth with many a timid
What say you? "Life spells failure at the
Ah! no: Love grants the true, if fleet
Then, while amid life's changeful ways we
Pretend the rose Is red, that skies are
'So may you still assume the lover's role.
And I will "make-believe" that I love
Kathleen Haydn Green, in Pall ilall Mag
azine. Ihe AYenger of the Horse.
Mrs. Dobley Goes Riding and
Has a New Sensation.
'"rpilL extinction of Ihe horse
I editable." said Mr. Dobley.
is sail to think of the noble beast so
long known as man's best friend pass
ing into the background."
"I notice they have to pet them out
every once in awhile when the cables
and trolleys yet out of order." said Mrs.
Jobley. "Then how can people talk of
the extinction of the horse while driv
ing remains so popular?"
"It cannot be compared to the keen
-e'r.'!anitiii that one experiences in
a horseless carriage." said Dobiey.
There is a sense of power, of com
plete control that one can never know
villi a horse in front of cue."
"Has sonic one been trying" to sell you
tine of those things?" said Mrs. Dob
Icy, si' picionsly.
"Oil. no. my dear." answered her hus
' Tnav.d. with a ptiiltv look. "Van Kipper
i wry much interested in them and
took me ot!t for a spin the other day.
1 tt !1 yon it was great!"
"I .mi sure I should always prefer the
rdd-fashioiicd way of driving." said
Mr.-. Dobley. "It's safer and plensant
ir in every way than this speed in?
against time by machinery. Then they
are so conspicuous."
"The carriage that 1 was looking at
5 safety itself." said Dobley. "It lias
been tested up to two thousand to the
square :nch. and can stand even more.
It is the Get There automobile that I
Lave been practicing with."
"! should be dreadfully afraid to go
out in one of them w ithout a driver, or
a steerer, or whatever you call them."
"It is an age of progress and we must
Tcep i:p with the procession." said Dob
Icy. "We are living- at high pressure,
and the automobile is typical of the
"You have been reading- a circular,"
faid Mrs. Doblev. "Yon can ride m one
of those 'hings. if yon like, but I'll j
. i :
Bin-it. iu ,i ii.tii.-tt.iii.
"Mrs. Van Kipper is learning to op
erate one of tiiu.-; n?.v ru!"i,."?:,.t.'7." a:l
"Mrs. Van Kipper is!"
"Yes: Van Kipper says his wife is
a thoroughly up to date woman, and
that if it became the fashion to ride
-camels she'd be the first to gallop
through the park on one. He says she
has some stunning gowns ordered spe
cially for the 'mobe.'"
"Mrs. Van is so faddy! She's always
Tip to anything that is loud and fast."
"You must admit she gets ahead of
everyone else and gets the credit of
leading the fashion. Mark my words.
Honora. in a month or two you'll be
just as anxious to automobile as anyone
else. Then you'll simply be following
Lei- lead; that's all!"
"Imitate her! Never! 111 take les-s.-i;;s-
first and learn to run one of the
things before she does. Did you say
you had one?"
"! not quite, my dear. I've par
tially arranged with Van Kipper's
friend Knockem. who is agent for the
Oct There, and he's given me the use
cf one while I'm learning."
"Don't they blow out sometimes?"
-asked Mrs. Dobley.
"It's all the way in which they are
"handled." said Dobley. "Yon must un
derstand them first, of course. I've
"become quite attached to the machine
I've been operating-. Tt is much hand
somer than Van Kipper's."
"Are voa sure you can manage it,
"I've been operating it alone for two
Tveeks now," said Dobley. "and I think
I may say without boasting that I have
-mastered it. I passed Van Kiprer ot
Riverside drive yesterday, and left him
s if he was standing still."
"Did yon say Van Kipper was inter
ested in selling the carriages?" asked
"No. He's just a friend of Knockem.
"He admits his mobe' isn't in it with
mine. It's a daisy."'
"Yveil, if you are quite sure you can
manage it, and sure it won't run away
or blow- np or anything-, bring it round
this afternoon and take me out. I
don't intend to have Mrs. Van Kipper
get -ahead of me."
That afternoon Dobley came np to
the door with a dash in his red-wheeled
automobile, and aftera convulsive start
it settled at the trnrb. jMrs." Dobley
beckoned to her husband from tjie ujh
"I can't leave the carriage," he said,
calling- up front the street. '
.".Can't yon hitch it up?" .she asked.
"Won't it stand quiet?"
"My dear, this isn't a lady's horse."
said Dobley. nervously, looking- at his
watch. "It's only regulated to stand
for 20 minutes. They've set it at the
stable. So hurry down. It might start
When Mrs. Dobley came out there was
an admiring crowd around the machine
and all the windows in the block had a
group of eager faces.
"I am dreadfully nervous." said Mrs.
Dobley. backing off from the machine,
which hud begun to vibrato and sput
ter. "That's what I wanted to.tell "
"(iet in quickly or the blanked thing'll
start." said Dobley. hustling his wii'e
in and failing in after her just as the
carriage roared and started forward
with a snort.
"Oh."" cried Mrs. Dobley, seizing her
husband's arm. "let me get out; it will
tip, sure. Di, n't go so fast!"
"Sit perfectly stili. Mrs. Dobley. a ntl
let go my arm. I want a free hand for
this operaling brake. ! J tut don't over
balance this side in that way. You have
to be careful with these thing3 as with
a rowbrtat. One move too much one
.lust then the machine lurched up
toward a lamp post and then seemed to
change its mind and rush in a zigzag
fashion down the street
"It seems to be waltzing," said Mrs.
Doblcv. "Look out for this funeral
coming up. It's unlucky to meet a fu
neral. I know we'll be killed."
"Nonsense. Mrs. Doblcv." said Dob-
lev, tutrging violently at the brake. "I
inderstand tins thing, remember.
mi rot going to do anr stunts to show-
off. I like a nice, steady gait
"Then, for gracious sake, why don't
you get into it?" said Mrs. Dobley
catching her breath as the vehicle just
escaped one of the funeral coaches.'
"1 will slow iiji presently." said Dob
ley. w'o was out of breath himself,
"Don't make me nervous while I hare
this brake in mv hand. It alwavsacts
this-vay wiieii it meets anything on the
road. Gets Kind of balky. " ; ;
"J should say it does,' said Mrs,
Dobley, holding on with both hands,
"I'm scared to death. Now it's wab
bling like a rocking horse. Oh h h!"
The automobile, after a few internal
convulsions, suddenly- reared and
sniffed, then plunged around a corner,
upsetting an Italian fruit stand and
nearly killing a street sweeper, who
shouted unpleasant things after the
"You'll run into something, sure,
said Mrs. Dobley. "Why did you turn
into this street, anyhow? It's so crowd
ed that it's dangerous!"
"Ir seemed to turn itself then." said
Dobley. wiping off his brow with his
gloved hand. "Wait till we sret out in
the open country. Then vou'M see how
Suddenly the automobile swerwil in
to the gutter and stopped before
"What on eartii are you stopping here
for. John Dobley? I never heard of
such a thing!"
"It's acting a little queer to-day; it's
never stopped here before, I assure
"Well, si art it quick and get away.
There is a crowd gathering."
"It's got to stop 2(1 minutes," said
Doblev. looking at his watch. "You
see, I had it set that way to avoid trou
ble. It's easier to man- "
The automobile rumbled and then
;c.Te,i jts.,f forward for a block with
. .. .. . , ,
lout leaving tne guiier.
. crowd of
small boys followed it. jeering at Mr.
Dobley. He grew red in the face and
tugged at the handlebar. Two police
men came over and pushed the carriage
until it was headed for the middle of
the street. It began to move easier.
"Suppose you turn up the next cor
ner and get into the drive." said Mrs.
Dobley; "then we'll have more room."
"All right." said Dobley. hoarsely,
grabbing at his hat, which fell over the
side of the carriage. "Just you sit still
anil enjoy yourself."
"If 1 ever get home alive I'll not come
out in this thing again." said Mrs. Dob
ley. almost sobbing, as the carriage
knocked down an old gentleman and
sent him spinning like a top against
a soda water sign. "It'sdreadful! Why
don't you stop and help that poor old
I really haven't time," said
Dobley. in a jerky way, as the automo
bile began to prance and curvet in front
of a brewery wagon which accomodat
ingly got out of the way, the driver
laughing rudely at Dobley.
At the corner the carriage gave two
desperate lurches as though it con
templated lurr.ing and then changed its
mind. It continued on up the avenue.
"I thought you were going to turn
down to the envc. said Mrs. Doblcv.
You said you would."
"I know it! I know it! Can't a man
char.is his rr.ind once in awhile? It s
going to going iO "
"I don't think you know what it's go
ing to do." said Mrs. Dobley. "It's go
ing to run away just now. Oh! Oh!"
The carriao-e started forward at a des
perate rate jr speed Every vehicle
on the avenue began to pull up and get
out of the way, as if the automobile
was an engine going to a fire.
"I tell you this is sport!" jerked
Dobley, while his hat flew off in the
rear. "It's like living this is."
Wait and get your hat," said Mrs.
Dobley. "There is a boy running after
us with it. '
"Oh. never mind," said Dotley. "It's
the thing nowadays to drlvi
without a iwt."
The- machine hitched violently back
ward; then rose on its front wheels and
"It's bucking like a bron-ho to-day."
said Dobley. whose hair looked iike an
Indian's. "Would you minil staying in
and lioldiug this ba? While I get out and
tuni the thing around sq we can get
off the avenue ir.toa sidestreet?"
"I'll jump out if you move." said Mrs.
Dobley. "'V'hy, there, it's turning beau
tttully -:' i .-i - i ..-S
"Yes, this is a pleasanter street," said
Dobley in a relieved way, as the auto
mobile turned like a Iamb and proceed
ed decorously along the asphalt. "I
thought you'd like it better. Just give
me time and I'll show you how to run
"This is the first easy breath I've
drawn since we left the house." said
Mrs. Dobley, fixing ber hat on straight.
"I w ish you had your hat. You look aw fully
"Now watch me turn according to di
rections,' taid Dobley. us they reached
the drive' "Reverse the brake and re
duce the rate of speed slig'-tly. The
carriage will answer immediately "
"Oh!" screamed Mrs. Dobley, as the
automobile suddenly began to swing
round in a circle.
"It doesn't 'o to scream out like that.
Honora." said Dobley. tugging at the
handle-bar. "These things are sensi
Suddenly the carriage settled itself,
and after bacVing and shying a few
times dashed ahead like a bullet. The
Dobhys held on for life. Dobley's face
was set and his hair waved in the breeze.
A mounted policeman galloped after
them shouting. Mrs. Dobley was sob
bing. Once more carriages, horses and
pedestrians drew out of the way of the
Doblev equipage. A doff started to
chase after it. barking loudly. The po
liceman shouted, but all in vain.
"it's running away !" screamed Mrs.
Dobley. "Help! Help!"
"It's got to stop some time!" said
Dobiey. between his teeth. "So long as
folks get out of the way it doesn't mat
ter. It's exhilarating and healthy to feel
the cool air in one's face. The view is
superb from this summit. Keally. Mrs.
Dobley, I cannot -understand what is
the matter "
Just then the automobile saw a mass
ive gateway opening into a private
park. A sign read: "No Admittance.
Private Grounds." but the automobile
didn't mind that. It turned daintily
in and rushed across the lawn and over
i flower bed.
"Did you see that sign?" said Mrs.
Dobley. clutching her husband's arm.
"Are you mad ?"
"Don't believe in signs." said Dob
!ry. "Besides. Tin not running this
now. It's the machine that's going.
The machine backed itself over the
lav. n ar.d (lower bed. and then down the
carriageway and into the road.
"Are we going home, backward?"
asked Mrs. Dcbley. "Oh! if it vouId
"inly slop long enough for nie to get
:it before we are arrested!"
I'.tit the machine jumped 5n the air
twice when it reached the gate, and
then continued on its way. It began
to throw itself rakishly from tide to
side, something like the way in which
a trolling horse ill rows out its legs.
"Where are we going now?" asked
"Blessed 'if I know!" said Dobley:
"but you can trust this mobe all right,
ilonora. It's a little restive to-day and
doesn't respond to regulations, but it's
all right when you give it its head."
"Suppose it doesn't stop, but just
joes on and on." said M is. Dobley.
"What on earth will we do? If you
could onlv turn it toward home!
It will turn when it is good and
reaciy. said Homer. It goes Detter
when you humor it. Listen; it's ac
tually chuckling and sputtering as
hough it liked it. There's the High
Tone hotel up there on thehill. Honora.
and. by Jove, there are the Van Kip
pers up on the piazza."
"Well, look the other way. I don't
want them to see us in this state. My
hair is coming down and I'm all spat
tered with mud, and as for you, you
are a sight!"
"All right. Honora; just look out over
the river as though you were enjoying
the scenery and we'll spurt past. Do
you hear them laughing up there? Van
KippVr is about the worst kind of a
fool I know."
I know they are laughing at ns. John
Dobley. and 1 don't wonder! My gra
cious! where are you going? Oh, my!"
For the automobile evidently recog
nized its friends on the porch of the
High Tone hot el. and with a magnificent
wecpand an extra dash of speed sprint
ed gracefully along the roadway and
stopped with a flourish at the main
door of the hotel, where the Dobleys
were greeted with shouts of joyous
(lighter and some applause. T hey went
home in a hansom. N. Y. Sun.
Compoftitinn on Rrealhlnjr.
A boy. 14 years old. who was told to
write all he could about breathing in a
composition, handed in the following:
'Breath is mad? of air. We breath
with our lungs, our lights, our liver and
kidneys. If it wasn't for our breath we
would die when we sleep. Our breath
keeps the life a-going through the nose
when we are asleep. Hoy that stay in
.1 room all day should not breathe. They
houid wait until they gel outdoors,
iirls kill the breath with corsets that
squeeze the diagram, ('.iris can't holler
or run like boys because their diagram
s squeezed too much. If I was a girl
I had rather be a boy so I can run and
holler and have a great bigeliagram."
My father." said the Colorado girl,
'has such long whiskers that he don't
have to wear any necktie."
"I'ooh!" retorted the Kansas girl,
'why. my father had such long whis
kers that he didn't have to wear any
vest." Chicago Evening New.
Britisher 'England espfcts , every
man to do his duty." American "Hut
will our heiresses held out?" Town
Cholly "Xo, Tm not going to Del
Mcinte. I've changed me mind, y
know."- Jack "Well, whoever you
changed with got stuck." Sac Francis
Boreman "The fact of the matter is
my writings are no ordinary stuff. They
are a luxury." Bingham "I see.
Something one can do without." Bos
Jane "I understand she conies of a
very old family." Lily "Tes;youcaa
see the family trait is in her very e-lear-ly."
Jane-"Vhat trait?" Lily
"Age." Si ray Stories.
Quite an Old Thing. "Liquid air is
nothing new." said Dukane, after (jas
well had been telling him of wonderful
discoveries. "What do you mean?"
"There has been soda water ever sine-e
I can remember." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
"I elcn't like these shoes," said a
lady customer, "because the soles ere
too thick." "Is that the only objec
tion?" asked the affable clerk. "Yes."
was the reply. "Then, madam, if you
take the shoes I can assure you that
the objection will gradually wear
away." Ohio State Journal.
Mamma "Now, Freddie, remembe:
what I say. I don't want you to go into
the next garden to play with that Kirks
boy; he's very rude." Freddie (heard
a few moments afterwards editing over
the wall) "I say, Bir.ks, ma says I'm
not to go in your garden because you're
rude, but you come into my garden."
St. Louis Kepublie-.
Tommy "Pop, Hie rain falls alike
upon the just and the unjust, doesn't
it?" Tommy's l'oj "Yes. yes; don't
ask silly questions." Tommy "And it
isn't just to steal another "man's um
brella, is it?" Tommy's Top "Cer
tainly not. If you ask any more "
Tommy "But, pop, the rain doesn't
fall upon the man that steals the um
brella, and it does on the man that had
his stolen. Funny, ain't it, pop?"
now Womlerfol Vurietiex of Shndex
Are Ittnde from a Few
Fashions in silk fabrics, ribbons ana
feathers are influenced largely by the
issuance from Paris cf what are known
as color e-ards. Two sets of these cards
are sent out to various e-ountries. One
series governs the colors of dress goods
and cloaks. The other influences the
leather and ribbon trade. The cards
are issued under the authority of a
syndicate representing the leading
manufacturers of Frane-e. Twice a
year the chemists of Lyons prcpari
their various dyes in advance of the
manufacturing season. These are
submitted to the manufacturers, who
make their selections of slides and
order such quantities of the dye stuffs
as may be re-quired for the output of
their looms. The chemists then pro
ceed to jnake up the large quantities
of dye used in commerce. When tho
fabrics have bet n made and dyed, small
samples are cut and mounted on card
board. This is what is known as the
color card. One of the most astonish
ing features attaching to the mixing
of colors for textile purposes is the
endless variety of tints and shades
which can be produced by he com
bination of two or three dyest tiffs. A
sMIIful colorist. with possibly 20 ol
the thousands of colors known, can
produce a thousand different shades
by the simple plan of varying the pro
portions he uses. For instance, the
three dyes known in the trade as
I.maeyl blue BIS. orange iG and bri!
liant cochineal 2R, afford him th
means of effecting some remarkable
shading. A proportion of 0.45 blue.
3.5 orange and 2. of the red will give
him a deep nut brown of a reddish
hue; O.Hj blue. 3.5 orange and 0.1 of
red produces a brown of an olive lone;
0.01 blue, 0.03 orange and 0.05 cf th!
red gives a pale salmon; 0.15 of each
dye, a pale plum color; 0.15 of blue,
2.5 orange and 1.5 of the red elyi s a
fine violet black; 0.25 of th? blue, 0.15
of the oraage and red produces a vio
let; 1.2 of the red. 0.21 of the orange
and 0.24 of the blue gives a good red
.shade of plum. Not only can the dyer
and colorist produce various tints and
shades by varying the relative pre por
tions of dyes, but by using different
ipiantities of coloring matter to his
cloths he can dye a rarge of shades.
Thus with the same proportion of each
dye he may obtain a light gray, a
medium gray or a greenish stone; a
fawn brown, a pale nut brown and
dark chestnut; a sea green tint, or a
deiiji leaf green, and so on. In this
way upward of 150 different color ef
fects are often produced by the use of
less than a dozen dyest ulTs. Boston
The Golden Key to Slnppineflft.
The woman who knows how to keep
silence has in her possession "the gold
en key that unlocks one of the doors to
secret happiness." It is hard some
timers not to speak. You know how it is.
You are with a de-ar friend whose affec
tion and loyalty you do not eloubt. and
in one of the unguarde! moments you
a-e led to the extreme of confidence,
telling some thought, some hope, some
belief or aspiration which before had
been hidelen in your soul, scare-cly v. his
pered to yourself, yet as vivid and real
to you as though it were sentient with
the life of its town fulfillment. Ynnr
friend docs not comprehend, treats It
lightly, and goes away onto some topic
far removed. You have an instant sense
of betrayal, and a sort of resentment to
ward the friend who for the moment
yon think has failed you. It is yon who
ire to blame for expecting more of yonr
friend than she was capable of giving.
allie Joy "White, in Woman's Home
PAPER FROM FLORIDA PINES.
Ataatbrr Former "tVante Product That
la Kow Turned to Good ,
An odd-looking piece of machinery
over which the negro longshoremen em
ployed on the Clyde steamship docks
tugged and perspired in their efforts
to place it on the cars of the Florida
Central & Peninsula railroad attracted
considerable attention recently and
many inquiries were made about it. It
was what is known to the paper manu
facturing trade as a clipper, and is the
first of its kind ever shipped to Florida.
The machine weighed eight tons and
was to be used in crushing pine' into
pulp for papermakirig.
What makes it of peculiar interest is
the fact that it marks the introduction
of one of the most important industries
of the country to the state of Florida,
anil is the forerunner of a much larger
plant to be erected at Pensacola in a
short time. A gentleman who is inter
ested in the Pensacola factory to some
extent, anel whose brother is a leading
stockholder, says that it will be only
a matter of time when Florida will be
one of the leading centers of the paper
manufacture of the country. The secret
of the shipment of this piece of ma
chinery lies in the fact that it has been
demonstrated beyond the shadow of a
doubt that paper can be made at a
profit out of pine fiber through a proc
ess but recently invented by a southern
inventdr, whose name is Thomas, which
enables those possessed of the secret to
eliminate the resin from the wood
This process is known to but three per
sons, and it has been eleeideu to keep
this secret among three persons rather
than to expose it by putting the patent
on file in the patent office.
The fatory eree-ted in Pensacola will
have, when.everything is completed aj:d
the machinery all in place, a capacity of
four tons daily. "While this will amount
to quite an output in the course of a
year, it is a comparatively small plant.
Just at present nothing is being made
txe-ept what is known as manila paper.
It is. however, of excellent eiuality, anel
can be made at a cost that will enable
it to compete with any part of the Unit
ed States in quality and cheapness of
manufacture. The material from which
the paper e-an be made is abundant, and
goods made in Jacksonville can be de-
livered in New Y'ork city or Boston at
least as cheaply as from the mills at
llolyokc, Mass. Most of the northern
mills have to pay as high as eight to ten
dollars per cord for the wooel required
by them for the manufacture of wood
pulp. The material to be used in Flor
ida is pine slabs, the refuse of the mills,
and can be had for almost nothing, so
that what is now practically a waste
product will be utilized, immense cre
matories having to be construe-ted to
destroy it. A sample of the paper in
the unfinished state, manufactured
from the material, on being torn apart
disclosed a fiber that had the appear-ane-e
of canton flannel. Nashville
LONDON BANK HOLIDAYS.
rtnrlnn That Sonxon an Immense
lluslnean la Done bjr the
All things e-onsidcred. it is best not
trj be a railway booking-office clerk dur
ing the August bank holiday rush.
From morning till evening for three
solid days there have been unbroken
processions of holiday makers making
their way to the ticket windows at all
the London stations, and the clerks have
known the rest. , Exactly how many
tickets have been ele'ated and delivered
by the sore-ly-tried officials behind the
peep holes ca-fiot be told, for many of
the companies have not been able to
cope with the mass of figures presented
to them, but it must be nearly a million.
Five companies issued at their London
stations from Friday till noon yester
day some 350,000 tickets, and this leaves
out of account great lines like the Lon
don & Southweste'rn, Brighton & South
toast, the Great Northern, and others,
all carrying an enormous traffic. "With
out exception the companies announce
that the holiday traffic has been un
preeedenteelly heavy. The prospect of
line weather brought out the cyclists
in great force. No fewer than 4.3C0
cycles were booked for Waterloo alone,
necessitating the prevision of special
vans for their conveyance on all the
principal trains, and as many from Pad
dington. Where the figures are available, they
tell an extraordinary storv. Thus, the
amalgamated Southeastern & Chatham
ar.d Dover railways dispatched from
London stations 118,839 passengers
during the three days. The Great East
ern railway carried 133.002 passengers
4.000 more than last year the most
favored resort on the line being South
end, where 19,000 persons were deliv
ered, while many thousands made for
Epping Forest, Kye House, etc. South
end, indeed, must have been terribly
congested with people, for yesterday
the Tilbury & Southend railway ran 45
special trains, carrying 30.000 passen
gers, along their line, not counting the
j2,0(:0 who came by the through Mid
land route. London Telegraph.
The Irish I'eerace.
An Irish peerage doe?, iiot confer upon
:ts holder the right to a seat in the
house of lords, but the whole body of
Trish peers can elect a certain number
:o ren.'cscnt them in the dignified upper
liouse of parliament. The last vacancy
has been filled by the election of the
earl of Drogheda. The title dates front
tfiGl. but the founder of the family was
a soldier of fortune Sir Edward Moore
who went over to Ireland during the
reign of Queen Elizabeth. Ponsoby
Wiiliam Moore, present holder of the
t itle, is the ninth earl of Drogheda, and
rias one son and one daughter. Though
Irii5h peers are not by birth entitled to
sit in the house of peers, they may, If
not representative peers, hold seats ia
Ihe bouse of commons when elected by
a constituencv. St. Louis Republic.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH. rY
West Virginia university will not I
sue honorary degrees.
Berlin expended over $3,000,000 on it
public schools last year. ,
The largest school in San Juan, Porto
Rico, occupies only one room.
The Woman's college InLucknow, In
dia, has the largest entrance class they
have yet had. ' . "
Many cf the students at Russian uni
versities are mendicants who soliiot
alms and wear cast-off garments.
The Student Missionary Voltfnteers
report the progress of that movement
as very encouraging. A total of 1,363
members of the organization have
sailed for foreign fields, 200 during the ,
The faculty and students of McMaster
university. Toronto, set apart one day
of eae-h month for the study of mis
sions, and the attendance of teachers
and students shows tneir appreciation
of the custom
W. E. Ashforth, of Chattanooga uni
versity, after a careful study of 4,000
school children, black anel white, di
clares that the number of bright ghrls
in general greatly exceeds the number
of bright boys, taken by grades.
Fifty years ago Cassel, Germany, was
the se-ene of violent persecution Of Bap
tists. The same town has now become a
Baptist center. Not long since a pub
lishing house was opened there under
the auspices of the German : Baptist
union. The building cost $$0,000.
The FUh In an Organised Appetite
and 1VI1I Bite at Any
thing. The fall crop of fish stories is ripe,
nd the yield is heavy. No one has bet
ter samples to show than Dr. O. W.
Nixon, who has been on his annual trip
to Manitowish after muskellunge. Dr.
Nixon says the "musky" is .an organ
ized appetite, and tells some very inter
esting talcs to show the voraciousness
of the fish. They will eat almost any
thing, and have driven out or devoured
all the other fish except the pike, and
do not hesitate to dine off the latter
whenever jpracticable. Dr. Nixon's
first story to illustrate their appetite
"We were still-fishing in a pike hole,
and my brother got a good strike. The
fish got under the boat and broke his
line. The next morning, whWi we
tarted out, my brother jokingly noti
fied us- all that if anyone caught that
fish with his hook in him he should
claim it. Not more than 800 feet from
t he same hole Dr. Talbot got a good fish
and, landed him. It was my brother's
fish. His hook, sinker and four or five
feet of line were in plain evidence. A
fish must be hungry to bite the next day
with all that in his internal machinery.
'But the mere fact that a musky has
a single hook in him will not satisfy
him; neither will a spoon hook. I once
found a man sittingon the bank discon
solate. A musky had taken his
last spoon hook, and pretty much
all his line. While he was tell-
ing me I got a strike nnd land
ed the fish. He had 50 or 60 feet of line
attached to him, and a spoon hook in
his mouth. The man on the bank iden
tified his property, got it, and went to
'Two more instances and I think I
have proved my point. I have seen a
muskellunge dart out of the reeds and
bite at the bright copper binding on an
oar and then take a spoon hook playing
behind the boat. But the most remark
able example of the insatiable appetite
of the muskellunge was a fish caught
by Clarene-e Peck. When he was land
ed in the boat there were feathers
sticking out of his mouth. We cut him
open and there was a full grown mud
hen inside of him. The process of diges
tion had not yet begun, and yet the fish
had bit at another bait." Chicago In
TIMES HAVE CHANGED.
Ten Mile an Hour by Rail Forty
Seven Years Axo Was Creat
I was greatly interested the other
day," said a passenger conductor who .
runs into New Orleans, in looking over
an old schedule of the South Carolina
railroad, printed just 47 years ago, in
he fall of '52. It is hard to realize what
remendous changes have taken place
within the memory of people who are
now alive and hearty. In the 50s the
South Carolina was considered one of
the best equipped and fastest roads in
the country. 1 find by the old schedule
that the night express between Charles
ton and Columbia, which is a distance ,-'
of about 130 miles, made the trip when
it had good luck in 12 hours and 15 min
utes, but the public was warned not
to expect such a feat every day. The
freight service between the two points
was scheduled to cover the run in 29
hours, there or thereabouts. That was
a shade better than 4 miles an
hour, and was considered so fast that
there is a special order to trainmen
to stop at the first siding 'in dense fogs
and wait for same to lift. It seems to
me that order gives onea wonderful pie-
ure of the good old times. Think of a
through freight roosting on a siding.
waiting for a fog to lift; Nowadays tho
passenger trains make the run from
Charleston to Columbia in four hours
xactly. Aercording to the '52 schedule.
there was an express that left Charles
ton at five p. m. and arrived at Hamburg
at six the following morning. The dis-
unce is 136 miles. A freight- for Aisvn.
20 miles away, left at the same hour.
and reached its destination at 9:40 xt
night. Ten miles an honr was consid
ered remarkable speed for passenger
rains in those days, and an old inhab
itant told me that many people declined
to risk their necks at such a gait. From
what I hear of the rolling stock equip-
m-nt. they showed their good sense.;
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