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Kmtl arrortnf tn lh act of Cctrt in tW
pat oot at Rick Hill, M arnMui tM Mil M!lf.
'iome fanatic attempted to assas
sinate the young King of Spain last
Saturday, but failed, and then sad
he was after another man.
If man hat any profanity in
him it will be sura to develop when
he discovers that the poultry has
been roosting on the new buggy or
on the harness pins in the barn.
These are roosting places where no
rooster need apply.
Cornelius Roache's anti-union
labor record didn't prevent him
from being elected Secretary of the
State Senate any more than the
anti-union record of Joseph P. Rice
(scab) prevented bis nomination
and election to the office of Rail
road and Warehouse Commissioner.
' The Xesbit law of Missouri closes
the ballot boxes after making it
easy to stuff them with fraud. The
law of the United States opens all
ballot boxes when the integrity of
the popular vote is questioned.
How fortunate that the laws of Mis
souri do not govern the people of
the United States. Mo. State Re
publican. According to the big city dailies
there seems to have been quite a col
lapses in German diplomacy in the
Venezuelan business. The German
Emperor seems to have been de
ceived by his representatives in this
country as to the true state of feel
ing of the American people and
their government, and there has
been change in embassadors in
consequence, and it is thought now
there will be clear sailing tor an
Our county officials must do a
large amount of letter writing, ac
cording to the allowance made for
stamps at almost every term of the
county court. Six dollars buys
three hundred stamps, and as this is
the amount frequently allowed for
two months, sixty day, it must be
inferred that five letters are written
2 d mailed each day of the two
mouths, Sundays included. Anoth
small item is allowing one of the
county officers fees for janitor, when
the county employs a janitor for the
building. It may be all right to an
outsider, but it looks a trifle extravagant.-
Bates County Record.
Guy Leslie Lewia.
We clip the following from the
Kansas City Journal of Jan'y 8th.
concerning a former Rich Hill pro
fessor ot elocution.
"A new member was added to
the Gertrude Berkeley players last
night, to ioin them next week. He
is Guy l-enlie Lewis, who comet
from New York to play utilities and
be assistant stage manager. Mr.
Lewis is a Kansas City man, at
least to the extent of having gone
to School here. He has a record an
a fine actor as well as for being up
in ttagtcraft. and is said to be a
notable addition to this popular
Mr. Lewis was formerly associ
ated with Prof. U. H. Vanliemhu
sen and taught elocution in their
school in Rich Hill. He will add
strength to the company be hat
Urtat f fJrltUh Cblut.
The salaries of the liritish cabi
net ministers are as follows; Lord
president of the council, $10,000;
lord high chancellor, $50,0001 lord
privy seal, $10,000; first lord of the
(icakury. $15,000; chancellor of the
duchy of Lancaster, $10,000; borne
secretary. $15,000; foreign secre
tary, $25,000; colonial secretary,
$15,000; secretary for war, 25,000;
secretary for India, f 25,000; chan
cellor of the exchequer, $ 25,000:
firt lord of the admiialty, $22,500;
pieident of the boaid of trade.
5.0.000; prerident of the local gov
nuient boaid, $ 10,000; loid lieu
tenant jI IfeUiiii, f 100.000; seoe
y fur ruoil.iij.1, fio,xx; flrl
Aiiiiijo.)utier of winks, $io,(xx;
president of thf lusrj ii gicul-
I'ntiHo Ownership n I'nllitr.
Mact i nut the only town in
Missouri thnt li.n li.nl a very niisut.
Mar.tory ami expensive rspciicncc
With public Ownership. 1 Itml i'te's
expcnence Kecun io tisrc itv i ic.
satisfactory still, judging by n It tin
which J. A. Height, foiiuer mayor
of that place, bus written K. M.
White, editor of the Mexico Ledger.
As was told in this column a few
days ago, Mexico's people are con
sidering a 'municipal ownership
proposition, and Mr. Wh'te hn
asked prominent nun in pluces that
have tried the exH-rimeil to trll
how it has resulted in their town.
Iluntsvills recently sold its lii;tu
plant, only two citizen ot the town
voting against the sale. Mr. l)r"'ght
explains the tens'jn for this action in
his letter to White
'The reason for selling our light
ing plant is that we have been U) ing
to run it ten or twelve years ar.d we
have come to the conclusion th.it
municipal ownership is a failure.
It is all right for a year or two,
while new. After thst it i turmoil
and evpense. We have investigat
ed this ownership thoroughly ttnd
hnd they are all running behind
with one or two exceptions. Tell
Mexico to keep hands eff municipal
"One great trouble is you have a
new council every two years and, ot
course, they cannot know how to
run a plant, and your men who run
the plant will lead thrm a merry
life. They want this or that. You
don't know whether they need it or
not, but you have to get what they
say and they pocket the" rake off
The reasons why. are legion. Fight
it hard. Mexico will thank you
The people of many places be
sides Mexico can read letters like
this to the great profit of themselves
and the towns and cities in which
ihey live. K. C. Journal.
Tempera, lire and the' Railroads.
Confirming with new evidence of
a rather novel sort our frequent as
sertions that the railways of the
country are doing more, and more
practical, temperance work than
any other agency or organization
perhaps than all other agencies or
organizations in it comes the re
port that the Lake Shore road has
informed the Ioaii of Collitigwood,
Ohio, that 1,000,000 will be spent
there in enlarging the machine
shops if the town "goes diy" at the
approaching election, and that the
money will be taken elsewhere il
the town "goes wet." The reason
given for assuming this position in
volves no judgment on tre morality
or even on the propriety, of drink
in, either in moderation or in ex
cess; the railway officials simply
state that indulgence in intoxicants
decreases the skill of woikmen an J
prevents getting a desired and po
sible return for wages paid. That
is an argument which can not be
met except by 4 denial of its truth
and nobody denies it. Collingwood
mav or may not "go dry," but if ii
does the prosperity of all its bum
nes men not engaged in the liipior
traffic will obviously be advanced,
and if it does not ihey will know ex
actly why they are not to have a lot
of new custoners and a laigcr pop
ulation among whom to share thr
burden of taxation. Moht lowm
like machine shop, and lhoe that
If bahira were for s-ile the mtnt invrt
erata barcain-tiuntittx woman in the
world woulj not look lor a lair.iiti Lutv.
She would want Die bent tl,y that could
he (Knight, rrgimlictw of pel'.
livery woman tmttiihlly craves
healthy, hauilaome child, utid her crav
ing; can I gratified if Mir will but re
member that the rhild'a tirnhli i tier
own gift, auJ to give health klie must
nave it to Rive.
whotte iLir tiave
tr been weW and puny
have mimed in strength
lUtir tin atmng 1I11M
allrr ItaiuK Ir. i'lrrcr'a
avoritc I'lrtcriiaiun. It
fa the beat ieptiriliv fur
maternity, encouraging the ii-tite,
? meting the neivea cud iuduiiug re
irshitiK sleep. It gives the mother
tieiilb to ;ive her tlnUI, aud mukes
Urn baby's advent practically jwinleaa.
Ur wit had hrrm ckS nr.il, til her lifr
ay Mr K. K Hiukr. at ! lnUn ,
IlkinoA. ttuv yti. b4 lter triuf rArty.
nunc I could IhtuC ot I made up mv ruin. I to
tlV ' l-SVOIH r-IVt-lp4uH ' i M U4lln,
hi b Hir lJuk Itftlt-IKMT'1 i,rr niu-
4av. wwlil h tml.f raiuc. tli I It twtlrr
'tt Ukifatt til Sfl huttlr, mu4 Mliru Ldl.y
iwMM ht ka-tf.i riHr Mud hrfll fxUli.U 'I ij
dasr h U ftia Mtuiith uti wri lib tvv ut y Ittu
iMKinOa lie im k1 i lnll ss auv uiai mulj
tts. The rtoutor l u hcfuty any
Hi''jt r.i itm. mn m KUr ur t ysrtir
i iTrMiipcwtA ; (Ut uasf t iuh a
l. VlrMrit PHleta te the
it fticttt la&aut fur tlic M vi
J. Hi 1
liiw v tht ni like to see the shops mne
I ; s. C t r iii.l i r.i.l.., n-,,ie rn:i
t l'.iiii-.l. No dotiht Collingwood i
in thii dn, iniil it will be inteieit
ing -ct whnt l-ffvct the lf.nl ot
tnr L,ae Miore to lolluenre us
elettois on the temperance (pieslion
Ofttliig Klch 011 (;j()i w nr.
Periodically there arc fouled upon
the patient public various schemes
for cheap living. These usually
come fiom well feed college pro
lessors, who, however, rarely put
their gastronomis theories into prac
tice unless compelled to do so by
dyspepsia. It is quite nuttiral,
therefore, that the latest proposi
tion of this charaster should come
fiom a Chicago professor, one J. S.
Chukot the Northwestern Univer
sity. His contention is tnat on a
yearly salary of $300 an unskilled
American laborer should sup
port a family in comfort and save
money. This he declares to be the
plain duty of every working man.
How rich he would become nfter a
sent of yeais spent in the enjoy
ment of scant food and plenty ot
work, the professor fails to state.
It may fairly be assumed that Prof.
Clark has not seen fit to prove this
particular faith by his works, It is
usually the well fed man who thus
discourses on the sweet uses of ad
versity to hi less fortunate brethren.
Professor Clark might have gone
even further than he did. Our
good old friends, Becky Sharp and
Colonel Mulberry bellers, long
since fathomed the secret of living
on nothing a year, and only lately
an eminent Boston economist, Ed
ward Atkinson, pioved that, given
a mcdv'l kitchen and no appetite,
household expenses become a neg
Seriously, the exploitation of
these theories of cheap living, like
the many "get rich quick" schemes,
is neither prudent nor profitable.
The theorists of Professor Clark's
stripe are. unconsciously perhaps,
disturbers of domestic peace. If
they were to put their theories into
practice, we should hear less of
academic deliverances which either
provoke ridicule or stir up social
TI1K UOVEKXOirS MESSAGE.
Governor Lockery closes a very
good message to the Misson i
Legislature with these words:
"Under the policy of freer trade
this country will soon become a
masterful commercial world power.
Unhampered trade; a new mer
chant navy; cheap capital; unsur
passed inventive genius; intelligent
labor; unexcelled productive ma
chinery and the tireless enterprise
of tur people wi 1 destroy trust
monopolies now sheltered by legis
lation, ard also enable the pro
ductive industries of tins coui try
to denominate the highways ot
ocean commerce and the marts of
"With joy Missouri will hail the
coming era, when the glories of
commercial freedom shall crown
our country with the laurels of
resplendent, fadelesi supremacy,"
Trade in this country was never
so free as now and this country
never was such "a masterful com
mercial world power' as now.
Capital nevrr so cheap, labor
never more intelligent, and io fact,
in the language of another.
"When, if ever, were so many
p -ople employed at good prices
a 'id so many able to buy the com
forts and necessities of lib-? When,
if ever, were so many immigrants
coming in ll.11 country to suppy the
demand for labor? Wnen if ever,
b ive the farmers of the country had
so much to sell and at such good
pike? When, it tver, wtre the
P'olit Iron) the making ol lion and
sb rl those two gieat barometers of
trade auJ (lie meters of prosperity-
so satisfactory and so long con
tinned? When, if evtr, have the
rmmif-iciurers of the country been
so busy in hlling orders? When,
if ever, have the railroads had o
mu h to haul, and at audi remu
nerative rats? Wlen, if ev-r,
have our exports been so larg? as
during the past three years? I h-se
th ns are the vry stamp marls ol
prosperity. Financial bogies in
tlia ihape. cf trusts, tariffs, wild
tp -culaiions. continuity ot slnitrs,
are called up ficin l!c vast deep o'
pessimism by the timid and the
skeptical, but the ineii who are
mak iu thia country, who are de
veloping Us resourc es and creatioK
its v e.rllli, aie neither luiii j nor
skeptical. They know Ihtt every
pioLleiu can be met and solved.
.K it is, we may well sing the
cr.j d the cennpg tnuujpb, ioeutdi.
roninicrt iitl am end nc v and a
p.iean to national supremacy in
all those material resource ami
elements of manhood that make
nations power lot, . prosperous ami
HAS A SKILLFUL TONGUE.
tluov ratal j tic Sews Without Uso
One of the nut lrnmrkfthle in
valid in the world is Mi Tunison, a
parnhtic, who midrs at Sng llnr
Lor, Iiong Island. She litis bc-en help
less since birth, havirg only the head
and upper shoulder muscles tinder
control, and so voiiJci fully lias she
trained them to stive her one re
maining member, the tongue, that it
perforins with nmivefona quieknosa
and skill the ta.-ks ' which feminine,
fingers alone arc wont fo do.
At her bidding it traces with a pen
cil held between the teeth outline
sketches of flowers and trees; it
gra?ps a noodle, threads it, and works
in and out the fine delicate stitches
of embroidery finery; it w rites letters
to her frient', ar.d it guides the mal
let w hich makes music on herir.ctal
aphone. Hiss TuuL-011's tongue is s
very ruly member, indeed. Never
having had the u-e of herkarfd, Mis?
Tunison has throw n her full depend
ence upon her tongue, w hich through
the loss of all other members ia ab
normally acute and gifted.
Miss Tunison is a bright-faced
woman of 30. All day long she siU
strapped in a wheeled chair, specially
constructed for htr. A wide board
is attached across the front some
thing like that of a child's high chair.
This is her work table, and oait she
has her boxes of colored crayons-, her
work basket, filled with spools of
thread, needle books and endless lit
tle odds and ends. There, too, she has
liar w riting pad and several inch-and-a-halflongpencil:',
sharpened by some
friendly hand. When only fouryears
old Miss Tunison began to train her
tongue into usefulness. She would
nick up buttons w ith it from her lit
tle table, and w ii h a string, also in her
mouth, in some way pass the cord
through, the eyelet, amusing herself
for hours stringing buttons. Later
she began to sew.
" To see Hiss Tunison thread
needle preparatory to doing her em
broidery makes one half doubt oev's
eyes, says the Philadelphia Ledger.
First she take3 the little ntcdlebook
from out her work basket, laying it
before her; then a weight, specially
made for her purpose, is taken up by
her teeth and placed upon one-half
of it to hold it firm w hile she removes
the needle desired; this done, she
sticks it straight up in the tuble be
fore her. Tlu n a thread is wound off
t lie required length and cut by means
of a scissors manipulated in the same
marvelous way. liertonpie takes up
the thread through its txijuisite ser.te
of feeling, pa-ses ii through the eve
of the needle in as short & time as the
average steady bund and eve require.
The bit ff cambric or linen on
which she is to embroider is taken
out and unfolded in the same way
and the weight placed upon one cor
ner of it to hold it down while sew
ing. Holding the medle with her
tongue, she places it where desired,
then lifts ami throws back one corner
of the cloth so as to grasp the needle
from the upperside and pull it
through, making the stitch complete.
This she does over and over again,
working out the most delicate de
signs ittid ii. in 'y aIRj without an
outline, save what comes spontane
ously to ht r mind Ik n working.
Lead Pencil Experiments.
An l'ngli-h sfjti.-li( -inn was asked
how many words could be writttn
with iiii' LY.glirh. lead pcntil, and be
ing determined to answer it, he
bought a bad pencil and Scott's
"I van hoe,' and proceeded to cepy
the latter word by word. He wrote
yj.dU.s word., and then was obliged
to top, f.r the pencil had become
o short that he could not Use it. A
(it rinun stiitb-tician w ho heard of this
exjn rinu nt was dissatisfied with it
because all the It ad in the pencil was
not used on the work, and thmfore
he bought a j't n il ar.d started to copy
a long tier tim n novel. When the pen
cil was so slu.rt that he could not
handle if with his fingeri he attat bed
a holder to it, and it is said that he
wrote with thi one pir.cil -K-ti.tKO
won!-. Possibly, however, his pencil
was longi- or the bad in it was of a
more durable quality.
Many hMi can product' mu.-ital
sound. The red gurnard l:a earned
thu name of na totk from the crow
ing noise which it makes, while an
other species i tailed tlm piper.
Others, notably Uo species of ophi
tlium, have sound-producing appa
ratus, consisting of small, movable
bones, whi'. hcsn be made to produce
a sharp rattle. The furious "druni
piinu'" made by the Mi t'llt t ranenu
ii.h ktitiuu as (he iniigre can be
leaid front a di plh of Z) fathoms.
Tin CIlvs Tret.
All olive trie v ii Ids' i.v pounds of
olive st three to four v ur old, and
t ioaturity fiom Xi puuLc. to til
Ort r;:r: nonx v.oov.
LV Keiiiiei Ki'i Alova t'.is Stieet Is
Ncv Yoifc'a latpjt.
A in i' ill 1 ..luti is the roi'f aatdett
keniii 1, the iir4 t tie i a vew York.ao
cording to tho Times, I.uv ing bet n ra
fabli.hcd on the rnf top of the Ho
ld I'iiriinploii, wliiih U nt present
the home t.f some high-bred dogs.
T.he kt iniils are siltiHti d in a room
in a tocr on th hotel roof. This
room in exceptionally vtcll lighted,
Mid is qnilc separate from the re
inumdcr of the hotel. l!oth sides of
it are lint d with kenru 1, one side bo
ing givm up to the hospital group,
the other being Used as quarters by
a titilnlicr of bright-eyed bulldogs.
The cost of the kennels has mounted
already to the sum t.f $?.ul)0, an
amount that might be begrudged
dogs by any but a lover of the ani
mals. The surroundings are artistic,
tho woodwork being stained, the
vall done in green, and hung with
Then there is the medicine chest.
This is no small soap box ith an in
dilfercnt hot tie or two in il, but an af
fair stained in green and mounted in
wrought ir.; its shelve filled with
very Im-ines-like looking bottles
with white labels and rubU-r corks.
Kach dog has its own set of teaspoons,
something' hit h physicians have not
yet provided for their nun and worn'
Ail of the dogj have uood pedi
gree. ami their owner, Mr. Karl, is
proud of a ca-c- that htng by the
kennels filled with medals that have
been won at various e'.og shows. The
dog on the roof-top kennel is ju-t as
free to exercise n is the dog that
runs about in tho country. True, he
has not the fresh soil to scratch, but
he has almost half un acre of roof
top m vwiu ii to runat,ut, and as lie
is well aware of the f.tct that if he
goes too near the edge he will fall off.
ho ju.-t goes 'lose to, or mar bv, not
A kmnei ma-tcr is a!a cn the
rooftop to after the.-inimaKand
see that there are ro .-1 d.i n fevers
or colds, that the kenm! t'w.r is not
left e.j.i 11. tu:d that the steam-!,, ated
room does not get too hot. Twii e
week every dog on the place must be
bathed, and this, is as bad as a t!av"s
wa-hing. The bathroom is iiis.tnut
side the kennel room, ami eat h dog
knows wi:en l;is turn come. The
are ail strappt 1! outride their kennel's
to the brass rings mounted in lions
mouth-, and there they wait in order.
I lie pup, come first, ami are the most
trouhli .onto, but h l.eth. rornot they
like it, tiny i.jw to go mlo the bath
I :ieh il. g 1- dried ai d put in the sun,
if there is mi sun, he is . ha in-d nt ar
The steam In , -iter.
heii the hour of tit rt i-e comes,
I bey only run bn.s,- n the roof at
.ertaiii hours. A trt-admill been
invented for them. and thev wait cnx
iou-ly fi.r their turn at grinding the
mi. I. 1 la-re is one dog. an animal
hu h h i- won uiunv f.r.st piu. s. who,
afler the n.iil stop., stand ai d looks
pb-adiiigly, woikng hi, f,,t in a
mo-t xi.r. -site wav. Wh. n tint
rank i li.'t,.i end the nail -tart.d,
ilie dog will run it at .i.5 st -.! un
til one wiuhl think him tit.d out,
una totn .an for more.
GLOW WORMS FOR LIGHT.
Frenchman Secured Various Colors by
Special Dret for Insects.
Ibre i- a eurioti. di.eovtrv in re
gard to glutt Wi lms whiih hits been
made by a I'rt Lehman. He t aught
seveial of them ami fed them fort
few d.iys afler whiih h- let tht in
loose in his garden.
Whin night mine he i si v ited some
of his fii tin's iind vastly surpii-cd
they weie when they ,uw hisgardin
iliun.imr.i d in v.niou.; tob.rs. Thty
eotlid Dot Hteotint for it 'lilitil he
caught a fi w glow worms und shotted
them that from 1 ne t aim' a rt d light,
from nt:,. ( her a blue light, from a
third a v c!!ow light, an. I no on.
1 bat he pro,! un u rtii h a wonderful
re-ii!t no one knows, for, w hi!e he ad
mits that the vaiiotin lights me the
direct result of the food which be
-upjiliid to the worms, he will not tell
w h.it he gave tin 111 to tat.
lie 1 1 n-idi r, his di.-cow ry of great
iti'poriamr, aiol tUiins that it tan be
tistd to advantage in optit.l tile
graphy and for fi.-l.itig at night. X.
V. lit raid.
Effects of Salt on Animals.
F.xpcrimcnfs on the value of salt
in the foot! of sin ep hat e been luuile
in France. Of three lots of sheep
one bad no salt, and a second hd an
ounce daily, and a third had three
fourths of an ounce. The s lit p tak
ing salt giiiind more flesh mid hinl
better wool than those vt it hi nt it,
mil the shet p getting bu!f an ounce
J id hi lit r tlc.n those getting more
Singular MarrUgt Custom.
Wlnti two Negrito, a people of the
Philippine bland, are united the
hole tllhe is assembled, iti.d the af
fiaio 1 d j air t limb two tri e grow ing
Ueur to taill other. '1 lie 1 1(1,16 tin D
hi lid t In- brain In s llliti! the In ads of
the couple unit. When the heads
IriM I hii 1 1 in e into t -untiii t the lour
ri.ie i, lieitlly ai eon.pli, hi d Slid
great rejoicings take place, a f.vn-ta-tic
dsni e coinplttii; tie cfre-
The opportunity for which yon have been waiting in
order to replenish your wardrobe with warm winter
underwear ia now here. We are going to make
A QUICK CLEARANCE SALE
of Women's, Men's, Misses', Hoys' and Children's
FOR THREE DAYS OMLY,
COnttEHGHiG FRIDAY, Jlfl. 16
and continuing Saturday January 17th am'. Monday,
January 19th. This is AN UNDERWEAR BUYING
OPPORTUNITY that you cannot afford to let pass,
so be among the early buyers and get
Better Values and Better Prices rtian Voa Have Gotten Before.
Ladies' cotton ribbed union suits, worth 25c, sale
price-: - - - 17c
Ladies' cotton ribbed union suits, worth 50 cents, sale
Ladies' cotton ribbed under ear, vests or pants, worth 15c,
Price - - .- 17C
Ladies,' cotton ribbed underwear, vests or pants, worth 50c,
"lePrice - - - - 35c
Ladies all wool underwear, fsts cr pants, worth $1.50
P'ce - 9Qc
Ladies' black coton tights, worth 50c, sjtle price 3Qc
Men's cotton fleece ribbed underwear, shirts or pants, worth
25c, sale price... j-c
Men's heavy cotton fleece lined underwear, shirts or drawers,
worth 40c, sale price 25c
Men's heavy cotton, ribbed, fleeced underwear, shirts cr
drawers, worth 50c, sale price 35c
Men's allwool underwear, shirts or drawers, worth $1.00,
sale price, j gc
Misses' cotton, ribbed, fleeced union suits, worth 15 cents.
"IcP,ice- - I7ic
Misses' cotton, ribbed vests, worth 13c, sale price... Qc
Hoys' cotton, ribbed, fleeced underwear, shirts or drawers,
worth 25c, sate price 17 'ic
IJos' heavy cotton fleeced underwear, shirts or drawers,
worth 35c, sale price... 17 'ac
Children's ribbed, fleeced underwear, vests or pants:
Suet 16 18 20 ii 24 2(1 t$
Worth Sc toe 13.: 15c iSc aoc 25c
SALE PRICE .5c 7c 9-. JQC 12c 15c 17c
Childrens' heavv fleeced underwear, vests or patts:
s - !" iS 20 22 2
Worth .. 15c iSc 20c 23c 23c
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AWKWARD FOR THE CLERK.
Circumstances Interfered with Com
plete Success of Ills Deception.
A certain knight of the iptiM in a
povernnieiii olhce, m ondou Tit
Hit;., orne upon a lime a-ke,! for a
eek's have that he n,ibt burv his
father. This ia readilv riantetl. A
flay or two afterward- there arris 1 d a
iMtor h i-h'd toee Mr. A ,
the orphan. Mr. A 's chief ex
plained that he wa-n't to be en in
fat t, be had pone away to bury his
"Rut," said the strunger, "I am his
'Well," replied the oflicm!. a msn
of few words,"! don't know anything
about Mr. A ' private lfjii: I
only know he has pone to burv imi."
At the end of the week of mourn
ing Mr. A returned, looking very
diM'oimolate. When arked bv hinl
chief how he had fared he pulled
very long faee and ssid he bad had
"the melancholy satbfat tion of see-,
ing the lttt rites properly perfortm a," j
and so on: adding that ho fell virv
deeply on the subject, but that, no
tlouht, time would lighten the load of
his aill it ti. n. I
"Ah." rriilie.l the other. "I n'
Muipniiiue wnn v on. 1 io,t mv
fathrr when I was a ioune man.'
When you lutt your father tou 1oi
ure of your fat hers arrptaintam e tl ur
in;s hi- lifetime, but heiBlKd lures,
f 1 v day after his death, and I hud a,
.hult conn ration with him. Now,
this was limit irregular; and my ,b-
jet t in u ndiiig for you was thi .
when next the poor old p nth mart
.1 -. . 1 . ...
e.ie, no, j..u po-MMy tail, aiiaive
to have him buried, and n- bin k here
and meet him in es-e be calls a?ain
That's all. (ox. i!-m. ruing." j
Kxit Mr. A- , not, iierhaito. an
outwardly sadder, but certainly a
mut h w i-er, man.
A Stenographer's Trials.
A London typewriter and s'teiu.g.
rapher MU a huiiiUt of (jtm r sto
ries about the fteentrieitie of dota
tion on t lie purt of employirs who
do rot know how to niir il;
thoughts intogood I'nglish. Onedsv
tins writer liad read Uik some notes
to a certain t niplover. "Ves, but I
also said so-and-so," mid the diets
tur, reeling off lone naM-at-f- '1 1
was no trace of it in the notes. "H
you mh.I it," replied the dilutee
"1 did not bear it." Hc said this foi
pobiim-.s, being positive in htrowp
mind that it bad ju.t beui mij. It u
jay to in Us out a word or a phre,
but seareely a wholu pariigrsid.i
"Very well," totrcd tho dicistcr
"lilt tim JOU CvU'l leal jnalf
aottofitpj , T.'j
. j. 1 -f.vt r4.
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