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VOL. Iil. O. 293.
ROCK ISLA3STP, ILL., SATUItDAY, SEPTEMliJSH 27, 1902.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
TRICKS FOR HORSES:
F There are so many things that u
horse can be taught to do, says Suc
cess, that it Is hard to tell -which to
select as best illustrating the methods
by which we teach them. The follow
ing, however, will furnish the key:
Take a pin in your hand, and, stand
ing abreast of a horse's near shoul
der, prick him lightly on the breast
This resembles the bite of a fly, and
to drive off the nuisance he will bring
down his nose to M breast. This you
accept as "Yes" and Immediately re
,ward him by feeding him a lump of
sugar or some other trifle that he likes.
Repeat the operation till he brings
down his head at the slightest move
ment of your hand toward his breast.
By degrees you can substitute a simple
downward movement of the hand,
.which is less noticeable to an onlook
er, but equally effective,
i Standing in the same position, prick
him lightly with a pin on the top of his
neck. : lie will at once shake his head,
fwblch'ls accepted as "No; then re
ward him as before. Repeat this until
he shakes his head at the least upward
movement of the hand. This signal,
as he learns his lesson more perfectly,
can be gradually lessened until it is
.very slight indeed. To say "Yes" or
"No" is a very simple trick, and yet
there is none that shows to better ad
vantage. Of course when a horse has
thoroughly learned to obey the signals
you can ask him some questions and
then, by the motion of your hand,
make him say "Yes" or "No" as you
t To teach a horse to shake hands, fas
ten a short strap to one fore foot below
the fetlock. Then, standing in front of
the horse and having the strap in your
hand, say, "Shake hands," and inline
'diately pull up his oot and take it in
your hand. Then, still holding the foot,
reward and caress him exactly as you
(would if he had given it to you of his
own accord. Keep repeating the oper
ation, being careful to reward him only
.while his foot is in your hand. He will
.very soon learn to give you his foot
the moment you reach your hand fo
To teach a horse to lie down at a
rtrord of command first select a good,
smooth piece of greensward, where he
.will not hurt himself. Harness him
with a surcingle and bridle and strap
up his off fore foot. A common breech
ing strap is best for this, the short
loop around his foot between tbe fet
lock and the hoof and the long one
around his forearm. Fasten one end
of a strap to the near fore foot below
the fetlock, pass the other end up
through the surcingle and take It In
your right 'land and the bridle rein In
your left hand. Push him slightly, and
the moment he steps pull sharply on
This of course will bring him to his
knees. If be Is a horse of any spirit,
he will generally fight very pertina
ciously before he goes down; but, hav
ing the use of only his two hind legs,
he soon becomes wearied and rests
with his knees on the ground. Now
pull his head toward you, and he will
fall over the other way.
Hold him down for some minutes,
meanwhile speaking to him very sooth
ingly. Feed him lumps of, sugar; in
fact, make as much as possible of him
.while In this position. Then release
him and repeat the lesson. He soon
learns to lie down very readily, and
then you can omit strapping his off
fore foot. Later you can also abandon
the use of the strap and surcingle by
taking his near foot in your hand.
Then you can accomplish the purpose
by simply touching the near fore leg
.with your hand and finally by a mo
tion of your hand toward his leg.
1 You should always accompany the
signal by the command, "Lie down!"
By degrees he learns Its meaning, and
the signal can be dispensed with. If a
horse is large and strong, the trainer
must be cool, wide awake and alert;
otherwise he may make a botch of it
and Injure the horse or himself or
SEA FLOWERS AS PETS.
The Queer Little Creatorti Kiowa
The queerest pets in the world are
kept in a beautiful row of clear, flash
ing, round glass tanks on an upper
floor of a large aquarium. As you ap
proach the tanks you behold glowing
little groups of color and artistic blend
ing and mingling of fantastic weeds
and shining stones. Then when you
peer into the tanks you see what at
first seem to you just like particularly
handsome and gorgeous flowers grow
ing all over the little rockeries. Some
of the flowers look like dainty pink
and white and yellow and purple and
crimson dahlias. Others look almost
like daisies, with lacelike petals.
Others' look like little star flowers, all
pure white and perfect. These flowers
are of all sizes, from tiny ones barely
large enough to see to great ones al
most large enough to fill a saucer.
But if you will watch these "flow
ers" for a few minutes you will jump
suddenly, for all at once you will see
one move its petals. Then you will
see another and another do it Slowly
the -petals .unfold or contract with
little jerking movements, sometimes
twining in the water like snakes.
Tap smartly on the table on which
the tanks stand, and like lightning all
the petals will have ..disappeared.
LS EASILY TAUGHT
These sea flowers "are 'r cany not now
ers at alL They are living creatures,
known as sea anemones.
For many years a scientist has
tended and fed them, and the little
animated flowers actually have come
to know him. When he feeds them, he
puts a little bit of fish on the end of a
long pointed stick and puts It care
fully down Into the water until it is
near the anemone. It did not take long
for the beautiful things to understand
it, and, whereas at first they used to
withdraw their petals and shut up
tightly when the stick approached
now they twine gracefully and stretch
their dainty arms out as far as they
can go in order to reach it. London
LONDON CAB SERVICE.
Why It la tbe Best and the Cheapest
In the World.
"Everyone knows, either from ex
perience or hearsay, that the cab serv
ice in London is the best and cheap
est In the world, but few of us know
why. So when I was over there I
made it a point to find out"
The woman who- occupied the other
seat In tbe hansom looked as if she
would like to hear the result of his
investigations. "It Is mainly due," he
continued, "to the fact that licenses to
drive cabs and buses through tbe Lon
don streets are hard to get. An appli
cant must furnish the most satisfac
tory proofs of his honesty when he
files his application at Scotland Yard
and his references are carefully verl
fled. Then he undergoes such a rigid
examination as to his knowledge of
streets and localities that but little
more than half the candidates manage
to pull through it Those who do are
then tested as to their ability to drive
through the crowded thoroughfares,
the test being a practical one. with an
Inspector of police, who is himself an
expert driver, seated by the side of
the would be Jehu as he threads his
way through the jam. Probably 20
per cent of the applicants come to
grief during this test, as the slightest
Infraction of the rules of the road or
the exercise of bad judgment in con
trolling or guiding his horse means
absolute failure. If successful, the
applicant is impressed with the im
portance of returning all articles left
in his cab to headquarters without de
lay and told that an attempt to make
excessive charges means the forfeiture
of his license. Tbe result is compara
tive safety to the passengers in cabs
and a reasonable certainly that there
will be no attempt upon the 'cabby's'
part to overcharge bis fare." New
A Story of Cervantes.
Cervantes once gave a proof that his
generosity was fully equal to his gen
ius. In the early part of his life he was
for some" time a slave In Algiers, and
there he devised a plan to free himself
and thirteen of his fellow sufferers.
One of them traitorously revealed the
design, and they were all brought be
fore the dey of Algiers, who promised
them their lives on condition that they
revealed the contriver of the plot.
"I was that person," at once cried
Cervantes. "Save my companions and
let me perish alone."
The dey, struck by his intrepidity,
spared his life, allowed him to be ran
somed and permitted him to go home.
Oriffln of the Jinrlltlaha.
Most travelers la. Japan would-jsup-.
pose that so general a JapaneseInstl
tution as the jinriklsha was of; native
origin, but not 60. An old resident'of
Yokohama writes to the Kobe Chroni
cle: "For several years after the insti
tution of the jinriklsha it was general-)
ly understood among foreigners In Yo
kohama that Mr. Goble, 'half cobbler,
half missionary,' was its Inventor. Mr.
Goble, though a rough looking sort of
man, was regarded by the foreign resi
dents of the port as an honest con
sistent missionary. I believe it was he
who built the first missionary chapel
in Yokohama, and as long as it lasted
It was known as 'Goble's church.' lie
was in the habit of taking long ram
bles in the country and doing a little
peddling business, and, if my memory
serves me rightly, he gave a commis
sion to a blacksmith either In Kawasa
ki (on the Tokaido, between Yokohama
and Tokyo) or in Fujisnwa to construct
the first jinriklsha. The vehicle took
at once with the Japanese, but not so
among the foreigners, with whom It
was some time before It became a pop
ular means of locomotion. Mr. Goble
was an American citizen."
Taking Him at Ilia Word.
Joseph Jefferson in his biography
relates what was probably the last jest
of Artemus Ward. When the famous
wit lay dying in Southampton, he was
attended by his devoted friend Tom
Robertson, the author of "Caste," who
was also a friend of Jefferson.
"Just before Ward's death," writes
Mr. Jefferson, "Robertson poured out
some medicine in a glass and offered
It to his friend.
My dear Tom, I can't take that
" 'Come, come,' said Robertson, urg
ing him to swallow the nauseous drug.
There's a good fellow. Do, now, for
my sake. You know I would do any
thing for you.
.'.Would - rou ?! said -Ward,f eeblyj
stretching out "his "hand 'to "grasp n
friend's, perhaps for the last time.
M'I would indeed,' said Robertson.
h iTLon vnn tnto It Raid Wnrfl.
AW- j j - --
"The humorist passed away a few
Wbere Doei It Hide Dartnsr the Molt
It is during the months of August
and September that the mystery of
the woodcock's life begins. This is
the molting season, when the bird
changes its plumage before beginning
its journey southward. At this time it
leaves the swamps. Where does it
go? That Is a question which has nev
er yet received a satisfactory answer,
although each sportsman and natural
ist has his own opinion, and many fine
spun theories have been advanced.
Some say that the birds move toward
the north, some that they seek the
mountain tops, coming Into the swamps
to feed only after nightfall; some that
they seek the cornfields, and there
have been many other such theories.
Probably the truth lies in a mean of
all these statements. I think it prob
able that the birds know the loss of
their feathers renders them to a cer
tain extent helpless and more exposed
to the attacks of their natural enemies,
and they therefore leave the more open
swamps and hide in the densest and
most tangled thickets. It is certain
that they scatter, for at this season
single birds are found In the most un
usual and unexpected places.
Years ago when shooting In Dutch
ess county, N. Y., I knew one or two
swamps, which we called molting
swamps, where In August we were
sure to find a limited number of birds.
These swamps were overgrown with
rank marsh grass and were full of
patches of wild rose and sweetbrier.
If we killed the birds which we found
there, we were sure In a week or ten
days to find their places filled by about
the same number. Outing.
An Amnalng Hit of Routine In a Xer
There Is no better place to mark the
Increasing love of military display and
maneuvers than the lobby of a large
hotel. The colored help In particular
are great soldiers. In one of the Broad
way hotels uptown the colored hall-
men are changed at noon. Things were
quiet in the lobby at that hotel today.
for the clerks and bookkeepers were
deep in their books, and the loungers
were all sitting peacefully on the so
fas when the steady tramp, tramp of
what sounded like a regiment of infan
try broke the stillness.
The regiment consisted of six col
ored hallmcn Tn-blue and brass, with
an especially resplendent mulatto In a
more gorgeous uniform walking at the
head of the procession, says the New
York correspondent of the Pittsburg
Gazette. He lined his six men In front
of a bench before the desk, looked
them over sharply to see that they
were "eyes front" and hissed "Atten
tion!" Then as he clapped his hands
once the six men hinged their legs si
multaneously and drooped into their
seats like a row of wooden soldiers.
The mulatto wiped his brow with a
highly perfumed handkerchief, glanced
at the head clerk for approval and as
the first man responded with a jerk to
the cry of "Front!" went to the main
doorway to look at the sunlight of
Broadway with the air of a successful
major general. The whole perform
ance was excruciatingly funny, but I
am sure that mulatto would have com
mitted assault and battery on any one
who dared to laugh.
Clinics to Ilia Misery.
'Ah," he sighed, "I was happier
when I was poor."
"Well," they answered coldly, "it is
always possible for a man to become
But somehow the idea did not seem
to .impress him favorably. Chicago
That man is extremely suspicious,
as he thinks every one he sees is a
shady character, and naturally too."
"It's his nature, I suppose."
"Not at all. He wears smoked spec
tacles." Baltimore Herald.
A Warn'lnir From the Child.
A three-year-old little girl was taught
tn oivu nor eveninff nrhver during the
temporary absence of her father with
and please watch over my papa. it
Rrmndpd verv sweet but the mother's
amusement may be imagined when she
added, "And you better keep an eye on
mamma too. exchange.
A Capuchin 'monk engaged in mis
sionary work in Nepaul, writing of
Hindoo family life, remarks that it is
cry difficult for parents to make nd
antageous matches for their daugh
ters. The Hindoos therefore find a
means of ridding themselves of too
many daughters by murdering them.
It is a well known fact that Hindoos
of high birth, those who are called
rajpoots, caused their daughters to be
put to death after their birth by men
specially engaged to do so. This crim
inal custom had become so general
that in 1S40 in the seventy-three vil
lages of the Allahabad district there
were only three girls under twelve
years of age, and three years later in.
the town of Aiira there was not cd
THE FATE OF HINDOO GIRLS.
DOWN IN A
. SALT IN
It Is only the "elect among travelers
who find their way to Berehtesgaden,
In Bavaria, not very far from Salz
burg, writes a correspondent of the
Loudon Tatler. If you drive in a car
riage from thence by road, you are
stopped midway at a customs house
and find yourself leaving Austrian ter
ritory for Bavarian. Berehtesgaden is
beautifully situated, and it has two
noteworthy attractions, one of them
the Konigsee, thought by many the
most beautiful lake in the world, and
the other the salt mines. A visit to the
salt mines gives one an eeiting hour.
Many tourists take tickets at the top,
but many of the fair sex are deterred
from using them when they see the
costume that is rendered essential to
the visit In other words, they have to
abandon skirts and adopt a special
"rig out" One may frequently observe
that ladies, torn between what they
consider modesty and curiosity, go two
or three times to the mines before they
screw up their courage sullicleiitly to
don the attire and pay the visit
The necessity for women to abandon
the usual garment arises from the fact
that a portion of the mine can only be
visited through the medium of a kind
of slide. This slide is, however, the
best thing in the whole visit. It is a
great deal better than tobogganing,
and, as one Is in the dark and with
only a caudle fastened to one's dress.
it is not a little exciting.
The strangest Incident In the trip is
that of the illumination of what is
called "the salt lake." You are rowed
across this lake in almost absolute
darkness, the illumination being pro
vided by a number of miners' lamps
round the lake, and the journey has a
very considerable weirdness. The next
best experience In the trip Is the final
ride Into daylight on the trucks. This
Is a journey through absolute darkness
for a very considerable way until final
ly one sees a little gleam of light In
the distance. Altogether, as I have
said, between the toboggan slide, the
car ride and the boat journey across
the salt lake the visitor to the Berch
tesgaden salt mine has plenty for his
money. But, curiously enough, he sees
very little salt. At any rate, the pre
pared salt that one uses on one's break
fast table is not at all In evidence.
Bret Harte was a good deal of a re
cluse, in that respect resembling Haw
thorne more than any other man of
Baxter, It is said, kept the manu
script of the "Saint's Everlasting Rest"
in his hands for thirteen years,, revis
ing and condensing.
Cooper Is said to have written "The
Spy" in less than six months. Most of
his stories were founded on legends
well known in bis neighborhood.
Longfellow turned out about on
volume of poems a year for many
years. Nearly four years were required
for his translation of "Dante."
The first volume of poems by Alfred
Tennyson came out when he was twenty-four.
He was forty-one when "In
Memorlam" came from the press.
Thomas Moore often wrote a short
poem almost impromptu. He consumed
over two years in reading and prepar
ing material for "Lalla Rookh" and
two years more in writing that inimi
table poem. j .
One Brtc! Short.
Richard M. Hunt, the architect, used
to relate that in hfs -younger days,
while supervising tie erection of a
brick .building, a recent arrival from
Cork t applied for a job and was em
ployed "as a hodcarrier after being In
structed that ho must always carry up
fourteen bricks in his hod. One morn
ing the supply of bricks ran out and,
do his best the new man could find
but thirteen to put in his hod. In an
swer to a loud yell from the street one
of the masons on . the sixth Btory
"What do you want?"
"T'row me down wan brick," said
rat pointing to his bod, "to make me
number good!" New' York Times.
"I have the rreatcst confidence In
Dr. Slocum as a physician," said one
of the doctor's patients. "He never
to be found under that age. All had
been put to death.
The English government has very
naturally passed severe laws against
this abominable crime, but to evade
them the Hindoos allow their girls to
live until the age .of twelve, after
which they do away' with them by ad
ministering poison jln small doses.
Orientals are past masters in the art
of poisoning, and after some minute
inquiries it transpires that In many
districts twenty-five put of every hun
dred girls have 'boon' got rid of in this
manner. Those rirl4 who have been
spared they marry tery early,' gener
ally between fourteen and fifteen
years, and that not lecording to their
own. choice, but. by the ..will of their
gives an opinion tin ne nas waited and
weighed a case and looked at It from
"Um-m!" said the skeptical friend.
"That's all right if you don't carry It
too far. There have been times, you
know, when he's been so cautious that
his diagnosis has come near getting
mixed up with the postmortem."
Youtn s Companion.
Strangre Household Ornaments That
May Be Seen In England.
Many are the strange household and
garden adornments scattered up and
down the English countryside. In
Sussex village Is part of a garden pal
Ing made wholly out of the swords of
swordflshes. The lady who owns the
garden got the strange paling from her
brother, who had originally sported it
hi Vie tropics.
Near Leeds is a summer house made
wholly of buttons of every imaginable
kind, and in the same county is a
room the walls of which are adorned
entirely by the ribbons of cigars, near
ly 20,000 of these being represented.
From garret to basement In the large
house of a Leeds mineral water manu
facturer Is a gigantic scrapbook, ev
ery notable theatrical poster of the last
twenty years being pasted on the
A north country banker living near
Wakefield has a great dining room the
whole of the walls of which are the
wooden and iron doors of eminent cas
tles and historic buildings, and at Lis
card, in Cheshire, is a room that con
tains hundreds of picture frames made
of every Imaginable substance, from
leather to tigers' bones, one frame be
ing placed within another according to
size so that the whole surface is cov
ered with frames.
in .Liverpool is a room that of a
dentist whose grandfather occupied
the same premises that contains many
mirrors and pictures the frames of
which are made entirely of sharks
teeth. Near Birmingham a manufac
turer has a study that is lined, even to
the roof, with nothing but chains of
various thicknesses and padlocks of
different sizes. Pearson's.
DON'T GET TOO FULL.
A Lesson That May lie Learned From
the Habits of the Beea.
"Don't stir up a beehive unless you
know it Is a rich one," said an apiarist
to a visitor at his bee farm.
"I think that I would leave them
alone altogether," was the reply. "They
have too angry a buzz about them to
win my confidence."
"You are not used to them, that's
all," said the beemau. "For example.
these hives are full of honey, and if I
puff a little smoke into the doors so as
to sort of suffocate the sentries I can
topple a hive over, handle the bees
like so many beans, clean the honey
combs and carry them off. The bees
won't harm me." And. to prove his
words, the speaker performed his ex
periment and came Jjack to his friend
with a smile and several heavy combs
"If those hives had been nearly
empty," said the apiarist, "I would
have been lucky to have escaped with
my life. The tenants of a poor hive
sting to kill."
'That's strange," said the visitor.
"I should think that they woiTld de
fend their hoards with especiai jeal
ousy, and the more they have the hot
ter they would fight."
'The reason is," said the beeman.
"that when alarmed the bees fly to
their storehouse aud gorge themselves.
When full of hetiey, a bee can't bend
Its body and sting."
"Which should be a lesson to us,"
said the other. "Don't get too full."
New York Tribune.
A Punctual Bird.
What tempts the little humming
bird that we see in our gardens to
travel every spring from near the
equator to as far north as the arctic
circle, leaving behind him, as he does,
for a season, many tropical delights?
He is the only one of many humming
birds that plucklly leaves the land of
gayly colored birds to go into volun
tary exile in the north, east of the Mis
sissippi. How it stirs the Imagination
to picture the solitary, tiny migrant, a
mere atom of bird life, moving above
the range of human sight through the
vast dome of the sky! Borne swiftly
onward by rapidly vibrating little
wings, he covers the thousands of
miles between his winter home and his
summer one by easy stages and ar
rives at his chosen destination, weath
er permitting, at approximately the
same date year after year. Country
Life In. America.
parents, which is decisive.
An Indian family of good rank
could not keep an unmarried daugh
ter. It would not only be a public
shame, but also a crime against reli
gion. To procure husbands for those
who have not already found them
there are a number of Brahmans, old
and decrepit called Kulin Brahmans,
who go about with the one object of
going through the ceremony of the
"seven steps" with as many young
girls as they can upon receipt of a
large sum of money, but who after
ward leave the country and perhaps
never see them again. Pall Mall Ga
zette. . .
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Aleen and 1 were on the beach.
' "A woman," said Aleen, "is moro
prone to forgive than a man. She has
more heart A man acts with justice,
a woman with tenderness."
"I doubt if any woman can be char
itable to another woman."
"I can. When there is an opportuni
ty, I will shew jou."
"Would you forgive a girl for permit
ting me to kiss her without my being
engaged to her?"'
"I would not forgive you if you did."
"Well turned. Why would you not
"The man is the stronger. He should
not take advantage of woman's weak
ness. Whom have you been sinning
"If I should give you her name, I
would be doubly guilty."
"A girl wli5 would so demean herself
would not care"
"Don't blame her. You have just said
that you can be charitable."
To this the only reply was a brief
"I suppose," she said presently, "you
can tell me what sort of a looking
thing she was."
"Thing? She was more than a thing.
She was a human being with Titian
hair, brown eyes and a skin white as
"You mean she was a redheaded girl
with a chalky complexion."
"On the contrary, she was very pret
ty." "What were the circumstances lead
ing up to"
"The kiss? Oh, that came About
very naturally. If you had seen it all.
you wouldn't blame her."
"I do blame her."
"But you said that when there came
an opportunity you would show me
that you could be charitable."
A slight color came to her cheek and
a mild flash to her eye at the asper
When the sin is confessed and the
sinner is penitent But tell me more
about this bold jade."
"She was gentle, confiding. Her
voice was soft and sweet. So inno
cent was she that she did not wait for
me to kiss her; but, throwing her white
arms around my neck, she kissed me."
"The horrid tiling!"
There was a long silence. Aleen sat
down on the beach and began to punch
the sand with her parasol.
"You are offended at me," I said.
seating myself beside her.
"I am hurt that I should have be
stowed my friendship on such a tri-
fler. When did this disgraceful epi
sode take place?"
"Very near where we are sitting."
I saw a spark of sunlight refracted
from her eye by a tear. There was no
"Aleen," I said, "forgive me."
"You have treated me shamefully.
"Aleen, no one in the wide world
The time for words had passed, and
it was fortunate that there was some
thing besides words crowding in to
take their place. I put my arm about
her waist drew her toward me and
A burst of merry laughter from be
hind, a child's arms about my heck, a
rosy mouth against my cheek!
"Aleen," I said, "this is the thing,
the 'redheaded girl with a chalky com
plexion, the 'sinner,' who kissed me.
She has offended again."
Aleen rose and without- a word
walked away and crossed the board
walk, and in a few minutes her re
treating figure was lost within the por
tals of the hotel.
"Is she mad?" asked my little friend.
"Mad doesn't express it. Can't you
find a word in your child's vocabulary
that will better describe her condi
tion?" "What did you do?" '
I had drawn her on to bitterly con
demn a woman who would receive a
kiss from a man to whom she was not
engaged and then kissed her myself.
"I have acted very badly," I said to
the child, "and am heartily ashamed of
myself. I wish you would go to her
for me and tell her so."
I took her hand In mine and led her
to the hotel. Since it was her bedtime
and I preferred that Aleeu's anger
should have time to cool I deferred the
message till the next morning, but the
next morning Aleen's mother an
nounced that her daughter was indis
posed and would keep to her room.
Toward evening a cold wind came
up, and the guests of the hotel occu
pied the drawing room. Aleen sat
reading at the other end from where I
was. She did not deign to look up at
me, though I was quite sure she knew
I was In the room. My little friend
came in and bade me good night
"Go tell Miss Aleen," I said to Jier,
that you have taken back the kiss you
gave me yesterday and wish to give it
She danced off to Aleen, who looked
from her book when she came up. and
I saw that the messenger spoke. Then
for the first time in twenty-four hours
I saw Aleen's face break into a smile.
She did not look at me, but took the
child In her arms.
Later Aleen put down her. book and
left the drawing room. " I strobed" out
on to the piazza and found her looking
out upon the ocean. I approached her.!
put my arm about her, kissed her, and
the next stage in our relationship was
When my wife attempts to fling In
my face a catalogue of the superior
virtues of woman. I fire a round shot
at her in this little episode.
F. A. MITCH EL.
KINGS AND QUEENS.
The king of England who could not
speak the language of his kingdom waa
In the battle of Bosworth Field, 14S5,
a king was killed (Richard III.) and a
king was crowned (Henry VII.).
The motto, "Dieu et Mon Droit" was
first assumed by Edward III. of Eng
land when he took the title of king of
"Your majesty" as a royal title was
assumed In England in 1527 by Henry;
VIII. The title before that was "your
grace" or "your highness" for the king
William IV. was at the time when ho
succeeded to the throne the first Wil
liam of Hanover, the second William
of Ireland and the third William of
Henry VIII. was the first to assume
the ititle of king of Ireland. The title
king of Great Britain was assumed by.
James VI. of Scotland when he became
James I. of England.
Richard I. was the first to call him
self king of England. Every king from
William to Henry II. called himself
king of the English. The title was as
sumed by Egbert the first king of
England, in S2S.
King of France was a title borne by;
the monarchs of England for 432 years,
and when Elizabeth became queen of
England she was also "king of France,"
asserting that if she could not be a
queen she would be king.
Once upon a time there was a spend
thrift who made his father very un
happy through his profligate habits.
"My son," said the parent "you
spend every penny that you get and
it must cease. Remember that the
pennies make shillings and the shil
lings make pounds. If you do not
change your habits of always spend
ing to habits of judicious saving, I will
not spare the rod."
The admonition had no good effect on
the youth, and he continued to spend
the pennies before they could accu
mulate into shillings.
His father spoke no more about the
matter, but be applied the rod most
vigorously to him until he howled with
Morn I. 11o who snends the nennies
will get the pounds. New Y'ork Her
Instinct of Horses In War.
Arabian horses manifest remarkable
courage in battle. It is said that when
a horse of this breed finds himself
wounded and perceives that he will
not be able to bear his rider much
longer he quickly retires from the con
flict bearing his master to a place of
safety while he has still sufficient
strength. But on the other hand, if
the rider is wounded and falls to the
ground the faithful animal remains
beside him, unmindful of danger.
neighing until assistance is brought
Plenty of Color.
"That Mrs. Wadhams to whom you
introduced me the other evening re
minds me very much of a portrait by
"Is that so? Which one?" :
"Oh, any old one. They all look,'
when you get close to them, as if the
paint had been thrown on by thej
handful." Chicago Herald. i
A Serene Temiernment.
"Mike," said riodding Pete, "don't
you wish you was rich?"
"Kind o" answered Meandering
Mike. "Course I couldn't eat anyj
more dan I does, but I'd be saved dei
trouble o' sayin' 'much obliged so of-!
ten." Washington Star.
A Starving; Billionaire.
One of the richest men in the world.
vorth almost a billion dollars, Is
starving to death, because his stom
ach has become weakened through
worry and anxiety in looking after
his immense fortune. His digestion
is destroyed and the stomach cannot
therefore assimilate nourishment.
What avail is wealth when jour
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biliousness and liver and kidney trou
bles. The genuine is for sale by all
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over the neck of the bottle.
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Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Agnew, Mich.,
says: "I have used Foley's Honey
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