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~ S.C. .1ESTABISHE 1AL
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- n H AVE al ways had
large number of
frieuds of my
- own sex. Lest
Shis should lead
people to give me
an undue amount
- " of credit for amia
s -n. sweetat8z cf disposition!. I
nn: y a ti ste at once that I have a
I ycssema aIs0 of a fair amaount
e b:-..u:, t uaere for a moment
dece-ie i a- to the! n-ature of the affec
tiou hivishediri m. I::- most of my
temnal frienr. 1. wLen myir dearest
Chlou, the g;il [ realy thought loved
Me for MY myself alie, told mU. she
was eugaged to bei married to my
Irother. Fred, I grief and auger
kn ew n bouais.
I had gouc over to stay all night with
?au=d. and had laid awal:e till 3 a. mn.
.xchanging contidences. and all the
ie the sncal: never said a word about
red. At last I dropped off to sleep
ld wal j:at in the midst of a glorious
dr'.'i iI which I s leading the
c:il Iu with a inazujtieent nan wiih
'-;ful v s aud a btuk account II
- avn d wheu Maud suddeuiy
- rs abou ty neck. entire
v t in i,- cimy wind Pnd scariug
e ".al . ig.-o uervrous prostratiou.
a- 1 e a by..r & to5 conlesa
0' t.e jd1 ibeen keeping a seoret
o m or i wh day:. and that
we **e' e lbe really. truly sisters. not
inst sit-n s iu affectiou, as heretofore,
1 managed to wriggle out from un
der Maud's arm, and then I sat up in
bed and said thing:. I don't remem
ber exactly what tbeywere, but they
must have been pretty bad, for Fred
idn't peak to me for a week (of course
Ma-ad had to tell him), and Mlaud her
self went around looking like a suffer
ing martyr whenever we chanced to be
under the same roof.
I was convinced that I was the most
miserable girl in the world after that,
and the worst of it was that every
body, including Maud herself, thought
that I was only r -d because she was
engaged first. an naputation which I
Lee.& not say was entirely unjust.
I'm sure I could 'not see what Maud
had done that was so won- rful any
way. Fred is anything bu. brilliant,
and I never considered him even
good-locking, while as long as mamma
lives lie hasn't a penny to his name
except his salary, which is' by no
But MauAd Tou'd have thought
she'd landed a Vanderbilt or a poet
lw'eate the 'way she acted.
z.retenided not to notice her airs
and nursedi my grief ipmoroud silence,
bu 1 inad nodob --. t
6:f~ g~ti nao creature
that ever lived. until oubsequent
eveusts tanht me that uur affairs are
m-raniged ler an all-wise Providence in
whom we may safely trust, no matter
ho-v dark our way may seem at the
timeO. I shmll never doubt the wis
dmof Providence again.
To begin~ with, i found I was likely
t) get a t of amusemner.t out of this
engag~ement. Fred w as madly jealous
cf Maud all the time. though anyone
could'see with half an eye that she
was EimplyI mad abenut him and iC
dealy* fear of losing him herself.
He~ would come home at least three
timeos a week, pale, haggard and wiid
eyed, a ::an bereft of hope. The
rest of the time he was madly joyful
and talkccd abcut Maud as if she was
sveral degrees higher than the
seraphim, It was enough to make a
St. .Ber' ard dlog laugh just to see
I also found further consolation in
the fact that his state of mind inter
fered seriously with Fred's appetite,
that I got all the extra pudding and
things that had always fallen to his
share (Fred was always a greedy
thing), and then Pereevai Jones came
Perceval was a millionaire's son,
with a face too beautiful for words
arnd a taste for Ibsen.
Of course all this made him desira
ble beyond most other men, but .I
must say the way the girls of Archer
ville made different kincde of fools of
themselves about him was enough to
disgust ev-en a woman's rights advo
cate with her sex.
I need hardly say that I was smart
enough to treat Mr. Jones with
marked coolness. The first time X
met him my behavior seemed to puz
zle the pampered youth. The second
time he appeared distinctly grateful.
On the third he asked permission to
cali, and I went home at peace with
all the world, even Fred.
ior ti;-e consecutive afternoons
after that I sat by the tea table in the
back drawing room, attired in my
best gown. expecting Perceval--in
On the sixth he came.
" What a delightful surprise," Isaid
gushingly. I was a tride nervous
from waiting so long.
" Ah, thanks," he remarked, look
An~d then mamma came in, and in
spite of my previous warninge fin
ished! thing by treating~ Mr. Jones as
ii he was. .Albert Edward or Mr
Ra::orat !Matt royal 'duke.
Mamcma ttever e-y:l resis'. a milion
Our visitor took his leave in less
than half on bror nd T knew that
Unless I akdopted desperate measures
Percv'al JInes was loSt to =e for
Bat 1'm not one to give up easily.
and after thinking hard thinks all
night T fnally hit on a plan and went
to sleep, at doybreak and slept till
1oon1 s'reetly and as inaccently a
Early in the aternoon I telephoned
to Menud and asked he.r to g with me
out to the golf links at _ o'clock.
Then I telephoned to Fred to meet
us there and proceeded to make a
fetching toilet with a light heart.
When we reached the links there was
MIr. Jones ,he had mentioned that he
was going the day before'.
i He was looking bored as usual, bat
cheered up when I treated hinM with
I elad.'d his attempt. at conversa
tion, 4 -, and threw 31and in his
way :ver I could.
I dewarded by seeing him seat
himuself by Maud's side and coamence
a disquisition on Ibsen as Fred came
round the hill cn his bicycle.
No s;ooner did Fred's eye light on
the couple thaa lie commenced to
glare like a madman, and in spite of
may iunoceut eTort to keep him away
be wuad up by ing so outrageously
rade to Mr. Jones that that gentle
man was confounded and Maud went
beine in tears.
As for me, I went to bed happy.
My plan was working to a charm.
A day or two later I got mamma to
ask Mr. Jones to dinner and managed
to have him take Maud out. That
settled it; Fred treated Perceval in
such an insulting manner that even
he could hardly overlook it. and he
left early, to muaama's distress and
toy qecret ivy.
Afte.r tha I begaa to meet Perceval
every tiine I went out v! the house.
No vatter whetr I walked or drove
or rode a wheel. I w-a sure to en
counter him betfore lonw v '?e'o
Lae vu my way, leaviug 'me al
wy W u r retn: st the end of the
'str"c' le~adinmg to ''ur hue
"'ince your brother. 'w' i- your
I guirdiau. disliker me so, I "nnuoi go
I to your how. h whuud say regre
fu.ly, and I vould blush and stammer
au an.oogy. "But I muet see you in
snitc, of bi." Perceval would add
wi a melting glance. and I wvuld go
home in the seventh heaven.
At last, after three weeks of this
surreptitious courtship, Perceval could
stand it no longer.
"Be my rife, Rosamond," he cried
one day. "Never mind what they say
at home; I must have you-I never
knew what love was before."
Poor boy. he had never known the
bliss of trying for what he wanted.
Before this it had always dropped into
I his lap.
Bat I coaldn't trust him even then.
"Oh, no." I said timidly. "I dar',
not, Fred would kill you if he thougbt
of such a thing."
"Let him try," said Perceval val
iantly. "I'll have you in spite of him.
See, here is the minister on his porcb,
Rosamond. Come, darling, he wil
give me the right to claim youro
IAnd before I knew what I 's about
I found myself in the * ~ r's par
lor being married un a bicycie skirt
an )iuk' c sto hirt waist.
Ten minute later I walked into
ca s offce. ieaving Perceval waiting
outside, locking a little pale about
the gills, but with a combative gleam
in his eye.
"Fred," [ remarked coolly, as I
looked my brother square in the face,
"IJ want to thank you for what you've
done for me. I'm Mrs. Perceval .Jones,
by your leave.''
Then a smile of incredulouis relief
spread over his face.
"Gosh!" he ejaculated. "To think
that the fellow actually wanted you:"
How the Corest is MIade.
Women have no hand in shaping
the corset which she and her sisters
are to wear. A rough draft of it is
put on the model, and the man de
signer indicates the length and the
curves by marks. When it iits to his
satisfaction a plaster cast is made of
her figure with the corset on. From
this cast iron "forms" are made. A
pressure of 600 pounds is brought to
bear upon the corsets which are fitted
to the 'forms. This enables them
to mould the forms of their wearers to
prevailing fashious~ and leaves not a
trace of a chance for personal idiosyn
The sheath Sttin~g skirte are respon
sible for several devices for obtaining
snugness at the hips. Corsets are
ratiher longer than last year, but still
easy above the waist.
The Russian Minister of Education
is said to have prohibited the use of
corsets before the age of confirma
The manufacturers receive a great
many applications from fine looking.
girls who desiro positiouis as models
for fitting aind photographing. itut
they tind it di'mcult to secure girlk
who are willing to. h'ave their faces
ph' tographeol for adver"'.tiemndts.
This acc'uts for the advertisment
pitures which have ganz " '"read be
fore the face. the face tur'ned "aa.
hidden iu the armu or com'"'e'e byv a'
fan. Man uv' these girl*, m'ose for
Dealers pay fromu .2 to M0O0 for
the privieg of litting~ and photo'
graphing. in addition N the usual
tim'e ral es paidl by artists.
Queen Wilh"' nin' g'es to bed at
frst toilet i. a g 'i.koe for it1
wal___ 1,i . 4pr. & these er:7.r
from her eseris i he ha a cup of
chocolate in her room and th.eu makes
n elaorte toilet.
STAEM OF P-LUC
Ferguson's Brave Deed.
Arthur M. Ferguson, whose home
is in Burlington. Kan., is Corporal
of CoLpanv E, Twentieth Kansas. He
is a real hero, too, for his was a dar
ingr deed or the night before the bat
tie of Calurapit, in the-Philippines.
The Rio Grande de Pampangai
flowed between the two forces, the
Americans in the open and the Fili
pinos in the trenches. The greatirou
bridge placed there by the railroad
company was the only visible means
oi crossing, and the sleepers had been
torn from that.
Colonel Funston-he won his stars
at this fight-was looking far away to
get across and make a night attack,
give the Filipinos a scare and prac
tically turn the tide of hattle before
it begun. The bridgc stood there iu
all the glory of steel girders. Buti
right across where the railroad track
4ouee ran was a Filipino trench, and
there was every reasou to believe if
was there to defend the bridge. The
night was cloudy and threatening
rain. Once in awhile the lightning
would flasb, making all things as clCar
as at noonday.
Colonel Funston called for a volun
t'er to go acrLt the bridge with the
object of learning if it could be
crossed by a body of men, and what
they would find at the other end.
Ferguson volunteered. The Colone
shook bands with him a:v they tstood
there in the shadow of the emlbank
ment "Beneiber, I do not sei
You, Ferguson," the Colonel gi"i
*anil 'It we C. 11. ""L I" o r_"
hunow you have performed one of the.
mIost daring deeds of the war."
He pullcd orT his unifori, wearing
only his brown underclothes and his
belt and revolver. Ferguson told the
story one day as we sat in the shade
of the bamboo hedge at San Fernado.
He is a young man with a brown
mustache and hair that has a slight
inclination to curl. He is stocky, too,
the severe campaigning he has passed
through putting him in good condition
physically. Of course he is tanned.
In fact, he is brown as an Indian.
"I don't think it was much of a
trick," he said, as he twisted a bam
boo branch. "It could easily be done
in the daylight. Of course, I didn't
walk across or creep across. The
dightning prevezted that. I had .to
' get out of sight. My underclothes
-n ould probablyhave blended me with
the bridge in the darkness.
steel, with steel cross pie
parallel to the girders, and just
derneath them I made my way up
over the stone abutment, and I hoped
it would not lighten until I got well
down under the irons. It did, though.
and for the life of ime I don't see how
they missed me. But they never saw
me, and the light gave me a chance to
see where to put my feet. I could
see, too, that the bridge had been
stripped of everything that would do
to pnt a foot on, with the exception of
a .couple of stringers alongside the
handrail. I saw that if this ran the
length of the bridge a single file could
come along by holding to the rail. T
made up my mind to follow it.
"lit was ticklish cratwling along
there, with the river right uder me.
but I knew if I was careful 1 could
get nacross. _ I crawted along until 1
camne to the first pier. Here I found
the iron gir der was broad and solid.
It rested on the top of the stone pier
and I had something mighty solid
under my feet. It was necessary to
go aroun.. it, an d that brought me out
in view of the trenches again. There
was rno use trying to go fast. When
it was dlark it was so dark 1 couldn't
see, and when the lightning came I
was partly blinded by the flash. So
I had to depend mostly on touch and
somnewhat. on my. general knowledge
of the construction of bridges.
"I managed to get around the big
iron and then began to crawl along
the cross pieces again. By this time
I learned about how they ran and got
along a little faster than I did at first.
At last I came to the second or middle
pier. All this timne, of course, I was
getting nearer to the Filipinos. I
went around the second and third
piers. . There was but one span be
tween me and the insurgents. I
raised up and poked my head just a
little way above the iron work-just
enough to see-and waited for a flash
ei inthtpin g. -It came presently, and
there. right in the center Lt the
bridge. w'as a sentry. lookiug up the
bridge for all he was worth. But. he
imissed u~e. I guess I w'as too close.
Tho:n if they hsd opened tire they
couldin-t Lare doue mucht hurt to mne
oi' aec'ount of tho irou werk. 1 made
up my tumad to go a litti:2 clser. so' I
crept aroun aboutt hnalf-r:aiy across the;
"A I aiedu 'a:.:an 'ny ry
stre -m drp-d r cauuo b'A ear
tem* iang bfre I raied up. i
squeue down * quict:.k end 1 coul 'uess.
ibh: Ib: fello" w-r do*m* a h
the irou. I col make1-hu! a trev ch
bridge( and OIiu its :g-proache.
this end I found1 ' paa. ofth f'
bridge that tau beside th' rail-ra
for aniy body of soldie: to reach with
out 'caing dicovred.
"After I got all the information I
could I started back. When I climbed
over the bank Colonel Itunston vas
there waiting for me. H seemed glad
to see me, but when I told him
how he would haveto cross-onehand
on the rail and both feeton a six-inch
stringer-the colonel hesitated. and
then said he would not try it. Aftel
that the colonel tried to cross on araft
and was discovered and ired on."
This deed of 'Urguson's may or may
not get into the histories. but it was
as daring, as any one will allow who
iooks upon the 2000 feet of ironwork
he crowled through that night.
A Gog Experience la India.
No vision of death is more appall
ing than that which comes to a man
sinking inch by inch in a bog. His
struggles intensify the agony, for they
cannot avert his doom... An English
oficer in India went out one afternoon
to a lake to shoot ducks Two get up
Irom under his feet and flew across
in arni of the lake. With the first
barrel he shot one, and the second
brought down the other, which fell on
, sort of promontory. A native at.
tendnut went to retrieve the first bird,
itd the officer thought he woutld go
round the arm of the lake and pick up
the seconi tone for himser.
The attendant shouten somethiug,
l which he gave no attention. but
weut on to the promontory. He had
ut gone far up when he f31t the
gI.ouud quiver in the peculiar way
that denotes a bug. Immediately be
ras frighteued, and did the worst
Ahing possible-he tried to get back
to solid land by a succession of leaps,
Df course he broke through, and with
1 yell he saunk in the treacherous mud.
The mi re he struggled the deeper
C Saiik. He got his gun ncross the
mud. aii it gave him a support for a
minute or two. Then he and it e
rPi to Sluk. H realized thatt he was
q 1o1)iv but sufelT iuking - to d:tht.
It bio -1A not c"noie he was 10t. Tt,
Oudan was not tj ]' scen: he fr
He had sunk up to bi,uuldrs.
wle he heard a shout. all right:
we'lae yuout:" .' th
bhikarec (uative hunter l
the bog w I rpe lied t 1i.;. I be
officer felt the rope put 1untct hi
arms, and then he laintued
When he came to his senses lie
found himself supported > a friend's
The attendant hadrushed into n
and told the shikaree what had hap
pened. He got a rope and roused the
officer's two friends from their siesta,
They dashed down to the bog an.
hauled out the officer who seemed like
a dead man. Ten minute3 more, s:
the shikaree declared, And the office;
would Lave sunk out o sight, for thi
bog was the most dangerous place iu
East, of JavT
It is a legend of th
that leopards atnd tigers cau fas
peacocks, and a writer in the Londo!
Spetator refers to the experience o
Colonel Tytler to show how strongi
the faith of the natives in the story.
Colonel Tytler, while stalking:
peacock, was surprised to see hos
near it allowed him to approach. Thb
bird paid no attention to him, hn
was gazing intently, as if fascinatedi
at a little patch of jungle just in front
Looking in the same direction het
sa a leopard stealing on ita belly to
ward the bird. He was surprised
but his astonishment was greate
when, on raising his gau, one barre
of which was loaded with ball, an.
covering the animal, the .ieopar
threw up its paws, and shrieked in
voice hoarse with terror, "No. Saib
no do 'tfire!"
Colonel Tytler for a momen t though
ho must be going mad. The nex
moment he .,aw a mar disgise~d in:
leopard ski with a well-stnffed hea<
and a bow and arrow in one paw
standing before him. The man s
dressed was a professional fowler
who said that in that .disguise ha
could always app;roach near enough t,
shoot the birds, and sometimes catci
them in his hand.
An Act or Lierclem~ at Santi,.
Amcag the many stories of persona
heroism narrate.] iu the press ,is
patches during the Santia~gttcampaigt
was one that still liagers iu thu
memory of many reader,:. )Un .1in!
2, the day following the remarkabih
storming of San Juan Hill. a ht
detachment of the Tenth Infautri
lay in trench to the left ot the activity
in the focus of a four-corntered Spau
ish fire. The dieadly Mauser b'ullett
droned incessantly over their heads,
an'd to venture out was to court a!
most certaiu death. but the men hzu
liu for hours under the blazing Cuban
~u. and they weie elamnoring for
tergtaut Claudl l. Henderson. ol
Ct'mpany G. vounteered t-o go after
it. Hes picked up a pail. vaulted
coly otver' the emauliment. erossed
tie lead.set pt opeu, and reached the
i er .Li Eaft . lo.lis way bath he
iidt i, go slower.o as not to spill
the~ precius fluid. and. ho was atarge:
fos sc're tf Lhatpshdo ters;: but by ai
iri be ''s~ w utuche.A dozen
Lad- ee ibe pail, andi the Ser
ge:'ut wa~. in the at of claim'ering
I.a to heiter -vher anish bulle:
sbuers4-i . right foot. His com-a
rades dir-e im iun uto thec trench.
el there the- 'dtor ende,1. it was
:ueel ' de.tace- p.isoderl i the
ear-miele 0f"~r ' atIut it had thle
' ar and an woudere&
n at bcamir ~ 0 ooper.
T frxt a, Neb.,
WE MAYGROW TRUFFLES
A LOT SENT HERE FROM FRANCE
Experts of th~e Deupartm.e:t ef AzrrCul.
t'ite Ueilese Tlat the Industry Can
1)e Esft1Abished in This Country
creasing Uses rer Truffier,
The United States Department of
Agriclture has received from Pro
fessor Walter T. Swingle. one of the
agriculture explorers sent abroad to
look for rare and valuable seeds and
plantb li eiy to be grwva with profit
in this country, a number of seeds,
plants and articles of food which it is
thought may prove of value to the
American producer and cousumer.
All of these will be experimented with
by the Division of Seed and Plant In
troduction within a short time.
a'IAMong the things sent over from_
Francc are a lot of trumes, an article
of food which can iu all probability bo
produced with proffit here. In France
the truatle inldittr7 i growing rapidi
ly, and promises within a short ti:a to
become one of great value to agni-ul.
turists. P'rofessor Swinglebelicve,
that we can produce in this co1untTy
all tbe truffles we need, whereas now
we imiport every one that goes on the
table. The truia iudustry in France
has in the last few yers increased
rapidly. and now awounts to more
than $~5.000,000 annually. and such is
the dem-niaud for tr'Is that from I
mere side-issue oi the part of farmer;
their cultivation has developed into a
regular bus incs of great proit.
Tralpe rai.singk IS very neesig
a:i i e o'ier to carry it ou sccess- I
I fuIllv one miut bave consbiderable skill
aid pieu( . Trimies. it iS. well
Inow, cre a fiui'na .g rth like
mbut invtead 4f 'n 7
onl the surface. the~y ar~e fouT1'v froml
ten tIn twelve iceblwteGon
elitging to root ees. and it re- I
Ito ivrthm Teeriser
ally esteemed powirfullv fraraut. sJ
its,1 nueuike state the trumI~ i- comi
greeable I at'. Lik]ush'
there ae var:im3 sp'eies, som. pl
which are werthiess and daugero.u,
but these are easily distinguished[
from the edible traie. Trufles are
raised in England, Italy aud France,
but the French truffle is by far the
' st. Professor Swingle procured
hi . truffles from the choice of the
aarkets, and if the department
suncees in introducing them into
this cOdItry they will be of the 'best
anality- . few years ago good tuf-1es
oak, beech ani .
quires~ a peculiar soil,
earth. Professor Harkness, oi
Academy of Sciences, believes that the
forests of California and the Caro
linas can produce the finest kinds of
truffes. There are species of truffes
now found in California, but they are
hardly at to eat, and in order to in
trodlueo the industry into this coun
try it will be necessary to plant the
imported tubers, and experimeut
with them on different kind of trees.
It is thought that there are plenty of
trees in the forests of this country
that will produce good tranies, and if
they are once successfully grown it
will afford a large source of income to
agriculturists. for a-s their various
uses become better known the de
mand will increase accordingly. In
France the best truffes are sold for as
much as s i pound. Inferior truffes
can be be bought from $1 up; and
the wholesale price varies from~ sixty
cents to $2 a pound.
The French truafle is globular- in
shape, and in colde a bright brown
or- black with polygonal warts cover
iug it. The mature flesh is bl1ackish
I ry abied with white veli::. The
*.rdoo is very pleasaut, especially
Iw~hen the tuibers are younig,.and theu
someaewhat resenI'ies that of a straw
berry. With age the odotr gets v~ery
strong. bra! is never *:;tensive. There
ir. anrother trutik found iu France.
whchc s:uetimelP- grows in cultivatd
Lelds where the~re are willows. oaks
aud1 po-irs I is kuowu as
the falis I tuth, anid is s'.me
ties- fi ia the surface
.f the grund. Jt is g atheredl quife
extenively2 - iniF~ pirj: Forest by
.taliansl au-dJ~ Ieuchbien and so'ld t'
the: interior r-e;a.;raute' of Linda n
whr Conti-ent-al dishbes :yei servyed.
It is. a rthless :ensiv.. ad. P''-e
eat th umes. raw. raw.- s-l ie.1 dii~~rd
ii .-,i er ..:'r. is the re gene~ral
ey-. ar. iti.a inradpr
teat' i.ud ur ii ue n
Euaih r are l.'u- -* *''v o.
preparingz te ttm by- eit,. ac~ aI!
ane:-d to be apen. nug a dee un
Whezl the trm sesi ra the l'. tj4aste
to isr iuy th der~ .where. th at~;o
witho::uct -ting the. eahis deacted,
ans efruentand dog ill p srfon
occasionally, anad it is, therefore, usual
to give +.he trained pig or dog a small
piece o! cheese or some like rewaru]
each time- it is successful in findin:
Truffles are reproduced by spores. S
bodies which serve -he same purpose
as seeds in flowering-plants. In true
trufaes the spores are borne in trans
parent eacs, from four to eight spores
in each. These sacs are imbedled in
vast numbers-in tLe flesh of the truf
fie. In false truflie3 the spores are
free, and borne on minute spicules:
No one has a right to frown.-Se
Fame is the perfume of heroic
There is nothing more daring than
A generous action is its osn re
Hunger and cold may be borne. but
It is hard to Sght with p-ation; for C(
it bars with life.
A happy bridemaid mak.es a happy i
A moment of time may make us uu
happy forever.- ay.c
A good heart is beitr thau all the
eads in the world.-Bulwer Lytton.
A good biookT is the best of fricuds, p
ihe same to-day and forever.-3lartiu
The ag!,,; of persccution iucludes
everything this side of eteruity.
S -cratets Smith.
Siympatlhy. a cheap co.mmodiity C
which is sometimes hard to get.-The
I a litile knowledsge i.s daugeroas,
where is the mau who has so mnetoh as q
If" out of danger?
Ir to east awaav irtuOus frieud. a
I al! as had . to cf.st away oUe *:'Wn
ie.. which owe l.fves best.
A great pu.ie!. like a great peak.
musU: mmes eallowxed to have
-is liea iii the clouds.- Augstine
A. goo:l caUSe needS '1t to be w fp
tr mned by passious: it can-sustaip it
4elf -a a temperate dAte.'-ir
All politeness is owing to liberty
We polish 6ue anollier and rab off
>r corners and rough sides by a sort M
:> amnicable eollision. . To restrain 3M
:his is inevitably to b'ring a rusi upou
"Get It . y
Ia 1875, whe Profesiolexander fe
Graham Belt-was ii8.Masif
ealled on Przofessor Joseph
rendered the plan imprac
present time. I added that I e
I had nol the electrical knowledgea
necessary to overcome the difficulties.c
His laconic answer was:
"I cannot tell you how munch those
two words encouraged me. 'I live too y
much in an atmosphere of discourage
ment for scientific pursuits. Sneh a
chimerical idea as telegraphing vocal
sounds would, indeed, to most minds I
seem scarcely feasible enough to
spend time in worhing over, I be- 9
liee, however, that it is feasible, and
I have got the cue to the solution." I
Stealing a Victory With Du-y Guns
Au illustration of the "audacious
impudence" of our privateeremen is
had in the case of the Paul -Jones, of
New York. This vessel put to sea at"
the outbreak cof the War of 181:s with
a complement of 120 men, but with
only three guns.
Almost her first priie was the hear
ily armed British merchautman Has'
san. carrying fonirteen guns, but with
oly twenti men, though her cargo
:a worth somec S200.000.O The Panti
Joes. fhbugh carrying only three
guns, "-S pier-:e.l for seveUt.eeu. It v
is said that the conmmander of the
t'aul Jo:,e3 sawed elf some spa.rei
masts to the leugth of guns. painted
them lac1k. aud. ~eing mio'uted on a
bumckets. rolled themt out of bis emt t
ports nr. efredive Unitatiousm. of heav~y
with his sup'erflu..us for ce of men. so i
far overawed th., enemy that they sur
redered as sooin ats the' privat-er,
with hetr I namy gnu, -! faitrlyI
Th e Americans thou helpedm them
sves t. SUChI of the Hotsau'- gur
rid as~unmntion :a c the ieedod and]
went .1 thei: wvay rejoicia2. &-I
uay Evning Fst.L
I heard niut ag'othat th h.attest
shpin the fleet. aronnua C'Ta was~ the
s. Pauil.--uct her upper wei ks. but
dow 1i tiae hold. But sue was n-.t. sl
a.'ker be the Ciucinnati. in whoseJI
hold temp~eiatures as high as 205 de-I
res were registeredl. In one . t thce
tieroms was located a forced draft 11
blwer: to which it wa impo~ssil to
give proper atiention~ onacont of
tie iutense heaV. When Captain .
Cheter went below to investigate hej
had his face scorched. Water boils
at 212 de~rees..-ew York Pres. 1
E MERRY SIDE OF IM.
TORIES TOLD BY THE FUNNY MEN
OF THE PRESS.
erfect Happiness-Adjectives That ]lise
ter-The Hforselees Age-Picturesque
and Cutting-Lessons in Finance-A
Ple2 For Consideration, Etc., Etc.
He never loved and lost.
He never sighed in vain
To stand on heights that only those
The gods love may attain.
Ie envied not the rich. A
Nor coveted their gold; '
Tils bottlelay beside him-he
Was only two weeks old.
Adjectives That Blister.
Lovely Girl-"She has a lathlike
"Yes, and a plaster complexion."
Picturesque and Cutting.
"And now," said the artist, "if I
>uld but picture her beautiful voice."
"Wouldn't a half-tone do?" asked
is intimate friend. - Cleveland
Like Current Poetry.
"That dog of mine is a poetical
ir. When he howls at the moon it
uu'ds as if he were makingrhymes."
"Doggerel, I suppose.'-:Cleveland
Lessons in Finance.
"What is conscience money, pa?"
"Conscience money? It is the fifty
ts your mother lea-es in my pocket
hen she cleans out all the rest."'
The Borseless Age.
"Money makes the mare go," he
"fHow dreadfully out, of date you
e," returned the other. "Theseare
LO days of automebiies."
A l'ca For Consideration.
"Do you hjow that you talk in
sur sleep, ieuryv?" asked Mrs.
"Well, do you begrudge me those
w words also?" he snapped back.
"W'abbie's greatest fault seems to
be his lack of decision."
"Yes; he wouldu'l know his own
ind if he was to meet it in the
iddle of the highroad in broad day
A Lucratire Profession.
Visitor (in prison)-" -1P
>u found the busines
itin vei rofitable?"
"I am saved. Try to br
r'ife. "-Youth's Companio'~ ~
Wherein 11 :'s Clever.
13i-"Don't ycr think that man
)aubs is a clever r :tist?"
Jill-"He's the orst that ver hap.
Bil-"Oh, yes: I know he can't
Jill-"And yet you ce'l him clever?"
Bill-"Why, yes; ho sells some of
is pictures ."-Yonkers Statesmen.
1Her Main Thought.
"Ehi, Philbrick, jast beard from
"Well, what are you looking so sour
bout? Is she coming home?"
"No'. It'e the waly she ends her
tter. Listeu: 'From your loving
rife. dear. and don't forget to wash
he dog: '---Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Stare to iluty.
Eployr-"Why didn't you come
rhen I ranc?'
O~ice Boy--"Because I didn't hear
Eployr.-"Hereafter, when yo
.on't hear the bell, you must come and
ell me so."
Oieie IBoy-- " Yes, sir," was the
utiul answer.--New Orleaus Pica
ny I.cooing Yor Y ou.
".ii, said one of two young
rom beyond the sub~urbs, who
alking their first ride ou a
aner and had] been watching '
test the seeiaw miotion of t
'ain-eam. "the' n~ext time s
ucmes down greb, held . and
"What for?" aske- .i.
T~ plague th ngineer."-Chies'
rlo'- She Knew.
"know that red-headed, r
seed, ig-nosedl Mr. Brow
-ouY? asked the girl iin blu
"Of course," answer
'ink. "What of hi
"How do you