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TEXT TAKEN TOO LITERALLY
Little Julia Wa Deeply Impreeeed by
Sunday 8chool Lesson on Enter
"Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have en
tertained angela unawares."
The foregoing quotation la from
chapter xltl., verse 2. nook of lie
brews, and It la Introduced solely be
cause It constitutes a vital part of this
story. Julia Is ten years old and aha
goes to Sunday school It appears
that on a recent occasion the Sunday
school teacher had considerable to
say about this matter of "entertain
ing angels unawares." Anyway, It
made a deep Impression with Julia.
A few days after the lesson Julia's
mother left her in charge of the house
for a few hours. When the mother
returned she went to a particular cup
In the cupboard to extract thererrom
one-half dollur. In this cup Is kept
the family pin money, and Julia's
mother knew that she had put fifty
cents there before she had gone out.
Hut the hnlf dollar was gone. There
was an expression of anxiety on Ju
lia's face, and mother scented mischief.
"Did you take that money?" asked
the mother, somewhat severely.
Julia broke Into tears. "I gave It to
a man that rime to the bark door,"
Fobbed the little girl.
"(lave It to a man!" exclaimed the
mother. "What for?"
"I thought he might bo God," tear
fully replied Julia. Kansas City Star.
WHEN HE MARRIES
BOW the globe, we reap the
W build the house ihm we mar Kit;
And Uien. at momenta, suddenly,
We look up to trie treat wide aky.
Inquiring wherefore we were born
For eeraeet or for leetT
E. P. Browning.
as Well as Sentiment
By JEAN O. LOIZEAUX.
, the a r 1 1 1 v .
,iti for, with the long piume on me
hw-cortiered hat. the Drigni yeuuw
"m trimmed with purple, and"
TUt'' explained the president
,ttly, "In for the secret ponce:
The friend took the visiting lloston-
M w the hall game. The Uostonian
uldn't care for tho game, dui me iocm
ait had nothing else to show him.
There, see," said the native; tne
pltchrr has just thrown a curved ball.
04 tou notice Hi
1 noticed It, replied the uostonian.
-Dut i wouldn't call it curved. I
na.icall it sinusoidal."
Vttmipon the native ceased to of-
frrcrcher information and they left
lit rroumW at the end or the aixm
Inning, tho home team being hope-
tadr In the minority. Cleveland
"Verena. bring Uncle Klijah another
napkin; he has tucked that one under
I was only Joking when I said you
had been calling on the manicure, Mr.
rlimnilns; 1 cun see thut you haven't."
'It's awfully good of you to stay so
long this evening, Mr. Spooner, suf
fering as you must be from those tlgnt
"How much trouble It Is to look
after boys! I don t wonder, Mrs.
t'hucksley, that you seldom have
time to wash Hobby's face."
Clarence, dear, are you starting a
beard, or have you merely forgotten
KEPT HIS PRESENCE OF MIND.
A Real Philanthropist
A North side lumber dealer con
tacted to supply a lot of lumber to a
Kinger. On looking It over be found
I full of knotholes and told bis cus
tomer about It frankly.
You may not want this lumber,'
hy not?" .
"I ant to be honest with you. It's
Ml of knothules."
The stranger only laughed.
"Ill take It." he declared. "This
DAINTY DI8H FROM LITTLE BITS.
When a large amount of bread has
been sliced, do not allow It to dry out,
but pack In a jar and cover with a
cloth wrung quite dry out of hot wa
ter, then place a plate over them and
the bread will keep fresh. Sandwiches
may be made and served at luncheon
or supper and are always a welcome
addition to the meal.
If you have a bit of boiled frosting
left, add a few nuts and chopped rais
ins, and drop on wafers. P.ake In a
hot oven until brown. These are nice
with a salad.
Fondant left from French candles
will keep Indefinitely If kept In a cov
ered dish, and may be melted over
water and used for cake Icings.
A few tablespoonfula of preserves
may be used as a garnUh for fruit
salad, like pear or apple. Or It may
be used as a filling tor tarts, having
more than one kind to use up odd
A custard or chocolate Ice cream
may bo used as a sauce for pudding if
used within a short time.
Dainty pies may be made from left
over pie crust In the form of turn
overs, of which children are very fond,
or baked In gem pans and made like
a grown-up uple.
Take your convalescing friend a
baked apple prepared tbua: Wash
and wipe the apple but do not peel,
scoop out the core with an apple
corer, beginning at the bloBgom end
but do not make a hole way through
for the small well Is to hold a bit cf
butter, a tablespoonful of sugar and a
grating of nutmeg or a bit of lemon
peel. Surround with water If the ap
ples are not Juicy, and bake until thor
oughly tender. Apples that do not
keep their shape during baking are
not so attractive baked In this man
Left-over lolng or fondant, when ma
king candy, the scrapings of the bowls
can be used to stuff dates.
hope, assuring her that ao much
money could neither be lost or hldilen,
that It would be found to have been
well invested somewhere, and that
when located any Judge or Jury would
give It to the widow and daughter, lie
left her almost happy, clinging to
his hand and begging blm to r.otne
This was in May, when the ras
was greening on the slopes and the
outdoor world began to be gay. Klv-
pre rctfiritid Imturila twwir Jeff the
(Copyright. 1912. Associated Literary loe,orn ,, n)ade nlmBelf uelul es-
Rivers scowled, tousled his blonde corting Miss Wiley. Miss Wentwortb
hair, and slammed shut the law book smiled on Jeff. And as for Nannie
before him But Jefferson went W i'ey, Klvere soon began telling hlm-
tralght ahead with his panegyric of self that If a man wished to marry.
Miss Rose Went worth's charms. Fin- he was the woman to choose. She
allv Rivers grew tired of It. ,,a(1 ''""Uh, dignity, beauty, soclnl io-
'n.,tr,nA v,i i.Ml Stoo raving sltloti, even a email fortune. Risers
and get to work on that probate case! wanted to be in love with her. Hnal y
If the practice of law absorbed you as he made himself think that he was in
girls do, In a year .you'd be too famous love with her. She frankly preferred
to live with. Can't you get Into your
head that I am pursuing a profession
and not a problematic wife? 1 hate
fooling, and I can't be. serious until I
am professionally and financially es
tablished. I want to offer a woman
something more than just my sweet
Jefferson stared, nstonished. John
Rivers was a man of few words, and
outwardly of small sentiment. Hut he
had been roused. He went on.
Ix-t's finish this subject for good.
Jeff. No, I will not beau Miss Nannie
Wiley about Just to give you a chance
with her guest. In fact, I hope Miss
Wentworth will turn you down cold.
It would be your pulvatlou. What
courting Is dono by this firm should
be for favor with Judges and juries
and clients. Success comes from dig
ging, rather than by grace of an Irish
temperament and a talent for banjo
plnylng. Sentiment's all right, but
when a man marries, he needs sense
also. A practical man chooses his
wile, instead of letting himself be
dragged to the altar by the first pret
ty thing that makes eyes at him."
"Quite a tirade, old man," comment
ed Jeff bitterly. "You wait! Your
time will come." Rivera was reopen
ing his book,
"When It does I won't maunder to
you cbout It. Going after those depo
sitions?" Jeff departed.
Rivers so lost himself In study that
five minutes later he did not hear a
slim, dark-eyed girl enter until she
ml or Cinque
RTS WARDEN ,
him to an extent that discouraged olh
er suitorB. One day walking with her
on the Mreet they met Annie Mor
row in her little blue gown and sim
ple hut. Rivers lifted hla but with
aji unconscious liomngo which Nannie
Wiley instantly observed.
"Who is that pale little thing? Rath
er pretty, though."
"Miss Morrow, a client of mine."
Ills very thought protected her from
another woman's comment. Rather
pretty! Why, she wbb lovely! He
had a moment's pained wonder why
Annie, during all his visits to her
mother, held herself so aloof. She
would give him a cup of tea, Join cour
teously In tho conversation, but she
was his client, nothing more. She
worked silently, courageously. And
be more and more devoted himaulf to
the failing Invalid.
One balmy evening late In May he
was dressing to go out with Miss
Wiley, Jeff and Rose Went worth, when
Annie 'phoned him. Her mother wan
failing rupidly and wished to see bini.
Instantly be called up Annie Wiley,
telling her that important work for a
client had just come In, that keep
ing his engugement was Impossible,
that he would come out In the morn'
Ing to be forgiven for having to deny
himself a pleasure. She excused him
prettily enough, but laughed over the
"It's quite all right. Is ! your pret
ty girl client?" He simply answered
that the matter could not bo post-
...i, v,i. .,,, aou .lulionto uoneu. men uu lutm ui uioi tm i
nH .-oflno.l.lr.r.lilnir and nfr.-liil Hb I Hie MorrOW 8.
"Mr. Rivers? You're a lawyer may
I talk with you?"
He bowed her before him Into the
private office and closed the door.
In a half hour he was ushering his
graceful client Into the outer hall as If
she were a princess. Youth and beauty
have their spell. For all the tragedy
HERE le abundant evidence
that all eleaeee of vegeta
ble! and fruit may be held In a eound con
dition without the ue of preeervettves."
A New York fanner visited a den
tist In one of the up-state cities, to
dentist advised taking gas as It would two and a half down of sliced pot
Any fresh or salt codfish may be
aarved In a chowder, making a very ac
ceptable) dish. If salt fish la used.
ntk and shred it then add to the
chowder the last, few momenta of Us
rnnk'.ns. Fry a niece of salt pora cui
In dice; a allca or two will oe sum-
elent for a family of four or Ave. Fry
a golden brown, add a sliced onion or
. . . . .. i -i rn nnnt..nM tnaa: 1USI cover wmi w.mi uu
Umber Is to go around some Dasenan mj - u.u. ....., - .0.h,., - tena, then
epare mucn pain, ai iuo same udjo i
Li. ..i i.tni. add the shredded fish (a half pound la
IUUW1DB II I U1IKUIUD UU cmkf..utm.0 I . . ,
Its workings how he would fall aumcienu. a uuar i
sleep for a minute or two and then doien mil cracaer. wu.t.. -
, i .iu v, ..,.1 n.ln anilAafl in DOllina water. '
WOU1U RWHRD IWIU fii i - - -
ki tho nnttent consented cracker In each dish 01 soup,
and took out his wallet. "Never Flaked Crab Meat Frlcaeeee. Cook
ona email green popper, nnmj
I wasn't thinking of paying respond- chopped, two small onions, four lamej
ed the patient, "but I thought If I waa
going to sleep I'd like to count my
pounds. Knotholes won't hurt mat
Im any. I was a kid myself once
Me Had an Explanation.
A committee had the state senator
mm t V.
'"'feu . .. u .v. .-,.11 rrn
Didn't you promise If we elected m"la p" "? . . ""V "7 ..n
ou to get cur country good roads?"
"why, certainly, gentlemen."
Did you do It?"
"No. You see airships are getting
wry commcn now, I thought we'd bet
ter wait a few years. Maybe we won't
fi any roads at all then. Fine
ither f ir corn; Isn't It?"
NOW THEY DON'T SPEAK.
Wages No Object.
"Can't you get any work?" asked a
woman of the tramp who had applied
at .the back door for food.
'Yes. ma'am," he retorted. "I was
offered a steady jub by the man who
lives down the road In that big white
"That's Mr. Oatseed. What was tho
"Ho wanted me to get up at four In
the morning, milk 17 cows, feed, wa
ter and rub dovaji four horses, clean
tho stables, and then chop wood until
It was time to begin the day's work.
"What did he want to pay?"
"I dunno. ma'am. I didn't stop to
ask." Youth's Companion.
The doctor and neighbors were
there, and Annie met him at the door,
appealing to him to exaggerate, do
something to make her mother think
the money would be found. This he
did manfully, promising to be the
girl's guardian, and see that all went
well with her.
The end came suddenly. Annie was
of her pale face and plain clothes she dry-eyed and white, with no word for
m llk the unrine-. He rave her a anyoue. ne iie.weu aei iuiuuru iu
. - i .
last bit of advice as he opened the
Look again for the papers and re
port soon. We'll do all we can. Per
haps the hope will keep your mother
up a bit longer. Keep up your cour
age. Good morning."
Jeff, just entering, grinned mali
A bad business," said his partner.
Ignoring the grin. "She Is a Miss An
nie Morrow. John Morrow of Atta
was her father. He died some months
funeral, but that over she went back
to her work, refusing help from him
further. She was going to keep the
rooms to the month's end.
After that Rivers worried about her,
went frequently to see her, and was ao
preoccupied that Nannie Wiley pro
fessed herself not greatly amuBed by
his society. What troubled him was
that Annie held to her queer, cool. Im
personal attitude to him, as though
he were an enemy, and not her guard
ian. Ife could not, moreover, bear to
Mr r Mown We're living
utifh hotter neighborhood now,
Mrs Downtown So are we.
"rn. Vptown Have you moved,
rs. nowntown No; we're still Uv
m on the
street you moved away
"How do you tell the difference be
tween a yacht and a sailboat?" said
the girl with the inquiring mind.
"By lookln into the pantry," replied
Capt. Cleet. "If she carries plenty of
refreshments and seegars. she a a
yacht. If It's mostly plain victuals
she's a sailboat."
WUHe Pa, Mr. JoneB and Mr. Smith
and Mr. Robinson are always talking
about the "H. P." of their autos. WTiat
does tha,' mean?
Pa la Mr. Jones' case It means
"high priced," In Mr. Smith's "hit peo
ple," and In Mr. Robinson s, "hair paid
A Glorioua Time.
How do you like your new Job?"
t-rew! rm working In an antique
nrniture factory." Pronress.
" hut do you do?" "I see you devote a great deal of
"Juut what I've wanted to do all mjr time explaining the exact operations
I kick the new tables, put my of free trade and protection."
"n them, spill hot coffee and hum "Yea.' reDl.ed Senator Sorghum: "I
m hh cigars and matches. I put have explained It so much that I hon
'cb table through 100 years of wear I estly believe I am beginning t under
' aoui l e..4 u aaaaaU."
Doonfule of butter slightly browned
ene and a half cupfuls of crab meat,
nd ok five minutes. Add five table
spoonfuls of flour and when well mixed
pour on a cup and a half of chicken
utock. Season with two tablespoon
fuls of orange Juice, two of lemon
juice, a half teaBpoonful of paprika, salt
end neDDer to taste. Just before serv
I,,, dd a third of a cup of heavy
cream and the yolks of twc eggs di
luted with two tablespoonfuls of
Savory Fish. Cut a two-Inch cube
of fat salt pork Into dice and try out.
To three tablespoonfuls of salt pork
fat add the same amount or nour ana
stir until well blended; then add a
cup and a half of milk; boll and add
a cup of flaked halibut or haddock,
three-fourths of a cup of potato cubes
which have been cooked, then the
pork cubes and the yolks of two eggs.
Season to taste.
Oyster Frlcaeeee. To a cup of oys
ters, reserve the liquor, and heat boil
ing hot; add the oysters, and when
plump remove, add enough cream to
make a cupful, thicken with butter
and flour blended, add an egg well
beaten and pour all over well buttered
toast. Sprinkle with finely chopped
Siberian Land Threatened.
Extensive tract of land In Siberia
are threatened by the encroachment
of the great Gobi desert, and a plan
has now been drawn up for a series of
'forest ramparts to hold back the salt
and drift. The only effective aerense.
aocordfjig to the report of agrono
mists Bent to survey the region la in
tree belts at least two miles broad
It la proposed to plant one of these
from Samara to the Caspian a a.
while others are recommended ex
tasdUfl in Intervals of about 40 miles
ago and left things In queer shape, have her clerking In a store, growing
hi widow h eirl'e mother thought paler and thinner. Together they had
there was at leaBt 120.000 for her In again searched all her father's ffecU,
the State bank here. Though very ana ,n valn crore.
close-mouthed, he had told her he was One Saturday night, on an Impulse.
lnvln hpr thRt mim He wee mnph Rivers went out and found Annie
older than hla wife, and there was a Packing desperately. Her cheeka
son by a former marriage who has were flushed revensniy, ana ner eyes
never reeoe-nlxed his stenmother and 018 ana Drigni. ne ueumuuuu epi
half. sister The father had nrovlded nationa, Btandlng over her,
1 m going uaca 10 aiib, wnere wo
used to live. I can't stand this life.
I may be a coward. It may be wick
ed, but I'm going." She could not
finish, but be suddenly knew that she
was telling htm she was to be mar
ried. A wave of pain awept over
him, and then he knew hla heart.
"I)o you love him?" he asked ab
ruptly." taking her bands
"I have known him all my life you
have no right '
"I have. I love you. You shall not
amply for him In cash."
Jeff waa all professional Interest.
"The girl saw him make and sign
one before witnesses which she can
produce. But the will can't be found.
And at the bank they found only
about $1.5001 The bank people told
her Morrow had withdrawn the rest
alx months before his death. His
bankbook showed this. He took the
money In very large bills, and there Is
no trace of it. The son denies all
knowledge of It, and has not changed 80 unless you tell me truthfully that organizing If not
his mode of living. Now the girl says vou do not love me! You mUBt bB fleet than Britain
that the funeral and her mother's 111- wild to tninK or marrying anyone eiee:
ness have eaten up all but about fifty You do love me, don't you? don't
dollars and she has one to elprkin you?" Still she drew away from hira,
t AfVineon'H ! 17 uk it, d,.. but tears rolled down her cheeks
cation was ornamental, and she hAS helplessly, tie naa DOin ner nanas.
neither time nor monev for a. html- Therefore ho dried the tears with
his handkerciuei, ana wnen ner eyes
AI.MFR CAST1.K. th fa
nmua old fortress tieur Deal,
mice more is the resilience
of the lo rd Warden of the
Clnniie Torts. Since the
dentil of l.ady Curzon. whoee fatal Ill
ness began at the castle In her bus
band's occupancy of the historic but
now largely ornamental post of 1ud
Warden, the old place has been con
sidered unhealthy, and when Urd
Curzon resigned the wnrdeiiship and
it was taken over by the present king
then Prince of Walea Walmer
ceased to be n resilience and became
a show place.
It has been visited every summer
since by hundreds of American una
other travelers, nil eager to explore
the picturesque stronghold whose an
cient occupants had the Job of defend
ing the whole of England on their
shoulders. The Duke of Wellington,
greatest of Ird Wardens of the
Cinque Ports, died nt Walmer. where
his bedroom Is to be seen practically
just as he left It, and tho long list of
previous Lord Wardens Includes tho
names of William Pitt and that or
Iird North, through w hose compliance
with the freaks of his royal master.
George II.. the thirteen American col
onies were lost to England.
Shorn of Powers.
When King George V. came to the
throne he resigned the Iord Warden-
ship of the Cinque Ports, having plen
ty to worry him without that, and tne
Job was passed along to Lord IlrasBey,
the famous naval expert. Civil I-ord
of the Admiralty, ex Governor of Vic
toria, and owner of the yacht Sun
beam, In which he has covered more
than 300,000 miles. That waa two
years ago, and until recently His lord
ship has shown no disposition to inter
fere with the "status quo" so far as
Walmar Custle Is concerned. As Lord
Warden, apart from appearlug at great
state functions In the picturesque
robes of his office, he has nothing to
do except preside occasionally over
the old courts of Shepway and Ouesl-
llng. which have been shorn of nearly
all their ancient powers, and to ap
point Justices of the peace within the
Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports. In
cidentally the only return he gets for
doing these things Is the right to oc
cupy Walmer Castle, so a little time
hnck ha decided to exercise it. lie
and l.ady Brassey, who evidently 1
willing to risk Injury to her health,
went down and Inspected the old cas
tle and as a result they have had It
almost entirely refurnished and have
now taken up their abode there. Tho
castle has been closed to the public
for some time past, and this season's
American travelers have not been able
to see the Iron Duke's bedroom nor
the other historical relics of which
the place Is full.
No doubt Lord rirasBey Is Just as
glad that he Is Lord Warden of the
Cinque Ports now, Instead of, say, BOO
ears ago. To do him Justice, how
ever, he probably would be capable of
fighting a bigger
could muster at that
citizens had no tnes to pay. nnd
whose head, afterward called tho Iortl
Warden, was n kind of Pooh Hah, who
combined in hiB (.ingle person the
functions of sheriff, keeper of tho
rolls, lord lieutenant and admiral. Hi
also nominated the representatives of
the five towns In Parliament, who. to
tills d, are known as the Uurons of
the Cinque Ports.
They were great flphters, and n
good shipbuilders, were those sou-dogs'
of the Cinque Ports. Their ships with
so strong that they really preferred to
tight in a gale, and their favorlto at
tack was to "ram'' an enemy. Kit her
the rammer or the rammed was pretty
urn to go to the bottom, nnd If their
craft was the unlucky one. they board
ed the opposing vessel and threw lt
crew Into the water. Even King John
was able to lie In pence In tho lain of
Wight with tho merry men of the
Cinque Ports guarding its shores, and
when Pope Innocent sent over a Hull
of Excommunication, which consigned
the king's soul to a locality famouH
for its warmth, tho men of Sandwich
sallied forth In their ships, seized the
vessel containing the Hull, tore the.
golden Instrument to shreds and cast
It upon the waves. In their spare time
they were plrtaes. They called it
"policing the aoaB," but the French
and German towns they plundered and
occasionally burned, even In times of
peace, found It hard to detect the dif
ference. More than once thler origin
al methods of "policing" plunged their
country Into war, but as they them
selves had to do the fighting, It didn't
matter much to anybody else.
There have been big changes since
those times. Even tho ancient organi
zation of the Cinque Ports has been
broken up by modern legislation, and
In 1S35 the Iord Warden's Jurisdiction
over the law courts und other civil
machinery was done away with. The
number of the Cinque Port barons lie
been reduced from sixteen to three.
Kittle, In fact, but old Walmer Castln
Itself remains to recall the glorlouu
past of tho Five Ports.
The castle waa built by Henry VIII..
the much martiod. He Intended tt
only for a fort, the first of a series
which were to defend the coast llne
from Sandwich to Dover, bat In time
it became tho official headquarters of
tho Iiord Wardens. Many royalties)
were wardens of the Cinque Porta,
among them Prince George of Den
mark, tho Illustrious consort of Queen.
ness course, she has to spend her
spare hours with her mother."
'I don't see how law can help," re
marked Jeff Bhortly.
"No. But Miss Morrow wants me to
bunt for a bope! Her mother can't at
best live long, and would go peacefully
If she was sure her girl would not be
left penniless. Ml do what I can. Put
a detective on the half brother's trail.
Meanwhile she says they ransacked
vapv wirnpr of thp hrntsn thfiv loft tnr
the will. They searched every paper mother? Do you see Annie?
and box for the bills or some account
of them. The old man was queer and
bad no lawyer, but I am Interested.
Oet those depositions?"
After some days the detectives re
ported the brother's status. Far from
paying extra money, he was in debt
and borrowing. Annie came in, said
her mother was wenker, and that
neither will nor money had been found
smiled at him, be held ner close a
moment and klsBed her soft hair. Un-
conBclously he Btepped back and
knocked a pile of old books to the
floor with a crash. A big dictionary
fell open. He stooped to pick it up
and a crisp yellow bill fluttered from
the leaves. Then he shook out othr
era and turned to tako tho girl again
In hiB arms.
See how 1 kept my promise to your
she no longer carea ror uie money.
She rested against him and cried
herBelf out of grief into contentment.
8ound Dramatic Senee.
Among the stories told by Arnold
Bennett during his American tour
waa one about a young actreus.
"Two men, Just before her debut,
were discussing this young actress's
She wished Rivera himself to come out future." Mr. Bennett said. "The first
to the three rooms they had furnished man remarked thoughtfully:
aad search for himself among the dead " l believe her stage career will
man's effects. be extraordinary. She has a most
One evening he went out. After remarkable dramatic sense.'
that his task became almost an ob- "'Yes?' said the other man. 'And
cession. In the desk and papers he how does this dramatic sense display
found only evidences of great peculiar- itself?'
v &nd a seeming order. There was "Well,' replied the other, it dl
nothing that helped. The furniture plays Itself best, perhaps
in the a
waa One old walnut; the mother and
daughter of fine breeding genuine.
like all their possessions. He devoted
himself to suetalnlng the Invalid with
rles of dinners at $4 a plate that sb
has been giving week by week to all
the dramatic critic and theatric,
ttmq, which things wero the chief du
ties of the Lord Wardens or Ixird Ad
mirals, as they were called at first.
"Cinque Ports," of course, means Five
Ports In plain English, and In olden
times It was up to the ports of Hast
ings. Sandwich. Dover, Romney and
Hytho to defend the rest of the king
dom from attack by sea. They are all
situated on the southeastern coast of
England, which faces France, tho
"traditional enemy" of Britain before
the entente cordlale came Into being,
and even In tho days of Edward the
Confessor these five towns, as the
watchdogs of the kingdom, enjoyed a
special charter of privileges. Their
history, in this capacity, covers nearly
a thousand years. Mere It was that
the white cliffs of Albion Hhono bright
above the waters within view of her
Continental enemies, and here that
Caesar. Henglst, Canute and William
the Conqueror landed and a hundred
less successful Invaders were lgnoml
niously driven back or destroyed.
Britain's "Wooden Walls."
It was the Norman Conqueror who,
after humbling Romney to the dust for
Its resistance to himself, really or
ganlr.ed the "cinque Ports." In his
time there was no British navy, nor
a single port cupable of furnishing a
harbor for a big fleet, and so the
Cinque Pohts divided the responsi
blllty of furnishing the "Wooden
Walla" of England and looked after
them. At the time of Edward I. they
were bound to provide no lees than
fifty-seven ships, fully equipped and
manned at their own cost, but in re
turn the Fir Port formed a little
wiudutJity by tbeaaaeJvea, whose
Blrde That Flirt.
Henry Olilys, formerly of the United
States Biological survey, in the course)
of a recent lecture at the University of
Chicago, said that birds were pos
sessed of an aesthetic seitBe similar to -that
of human beings. "Birds danco In-
the air, do 'Highland flings,' and thn
more sedate evolutions with the most
perfect rhythm." said Mr. Oldys. 'They
sing a 'bird ragtime,' and at other
times snatches of song which greatly
resemble our grand opera. There Is a
blackbird that has a song almost llk
a Wagnerian opera; the robin la beet
In so-railed populnr songs; while the
wood thrush slugs a song of four dis
tinct verses. I.Ike thn human beiiiK.
birds flirt and are filled with vanity
In this capacity they use their plum
age with great effect. In the Congo
there Is a male bird that struts before
its mate, and peeps under its wing to
see if she 1b looking at him." Th
speaker concluded with the statement
that birds sometimes copy from man.
and that man could learn a great deal
by copying from the bird.
Plan Hygiene Exposition.
The Australian Natives' associa
tion la making plans for a hygiene ex
position, to take place at Melbourne
next year, fashioned after the on
wnlcli iook piace ui iiresoeu. ah. on
the subjects to which special atten
tion Is to be given are: Ventilation.
the fly carrier of disease, the mos
quito plague, and diseases of the
tropics. In the department of cloth
ing, space will be given to exhibits;
showing the harmful effects of cors t
and the evolution of clothing. Ono
of the largest departments will con
tain models of scletlllcally con
Honest but Shrewd.
"You are an honest boy." said th
woman as she opened the roll of flv
$1 bills, "but the money I lost was a.
$5 bill. Didn't you see that in the ad
vertisement?" "YeBslui," replied the boy. "It was,
a 5 bill that I found, but I had It
changed to that you could pay in a
itCM ap to Ue J;hlBeee frontier.