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BtST : WRITERS
VALUE OF A SUNNY SOUL.
'fho world Is too full of sadness and
sorrow , misery and sickness ; It needs
more sunshine ; It needs cheerful JIves
whIch radiate gladness ; It needs encouragers -
couraf.ers ; who will lift and not bear
down , who will \ encourage , not dls-
Who can estimate the value of a
sunny soul who scatters gladness and
good cheer herever ho goes , Instead
of gloom and sadness ? Everybody Is
attracted to these cheerful faces and
sunny lives , end repelled hy the
gloomy , the morose and the aad. \Ve
envy people who radiate cheer wher-
ever they RO and fling out gladness
from every Ilore. Money , houses and
lands look contemptible beside such
a dlslJosltlon. The ability to radiate
sunshine Is a greater power than
beauty , or than mere mental accom-
pI Ish men ts.-S uccess.
DESTINY IN WAISTCOAT.
The easy-going Harvard undergraduate - I ,
unte , left to himself on Questions of
dross , " , ,11not \ understand the misery
of hIs counterpart ) at Oxford. When
the exam. period approached a week
or 80 ago , those In power Issued an
edIct prescribing the dress t.o ho worn
In the examination . room to Include a
black coat and a black waistcoat , In
addition to the whIte tic and the
gown. The BrItish public Itself was
appalled at such purItan severIty. It
was the black waistcoat , a thIng that
all cIvilization Is allowed to doff In
Bummer , that Incited relJelllon. Why ,
a man's chances In life mIght be impaired -
paired because the warmth of a waist-
coat , gratuitously Imposed upon him ,
, prevented him from doing full justice
to hIs views on the s'nthetlc : unity of
appreciation ! It might ruin n tntc.- : :
CHARACTER TO THE FRONT.
The keynote of all the addresses I
that have been made lately at college
commencements and at meetings of
business men's assoclatlons'has been
the development of character. It Is
remarkable how this word "charac-
ter" runs through all the recent
speeches and papers. It Is as tr , by
common Impulse , our intellectual lead-
ers had stopped ! talking about thIs or
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that economIc problem , this or that
political issue , and thIs or that means
or attaIning success in life , and had
returned to the development of char-
acter as the one solution of all national .
tlonal prohlems.-WaIl Street Journal.
LEARNED ITALIAN ORPHANS. .
There arc In Rome nine orphan asylums -
huns whIch accommodate about 1,800
children , ranging from three to sIx
years. Those of three or four years
must learn the alphabet and to read
the simplest books , they must know
Arabic numbers and to count up to
100 , besIdes whIch they must learn
poetry and prose by heart , and imbibe
religious : ; 11recepts. These from four
to five years must read and write well ,
, count unlimited thousands and do
sums , besIdes knowing theIr cate-
chism and Bible , the division of time ,
the parts of the body , the senses ,
Homo geography and astronomy , to
say nothing of many other details too
numerous lo mention. Then come
, those between five and six-If they
arrive at that age. They must read
and write fluently , and learn by heart
the greater part of the New and Old
Testaments , wrIte dictation and have
some Idea of geometry and Roman
history. At sIx years of age ! The
brain reels at the Idea. What must
the poor mItes grow to be-Rome
Correspondent PaIl Mall . Gazette.
LET NOISE BE ABOLISHED.
The next advance In comfortable
livelihood whIch science has In store
for humanity Is the abolishment of
noise. 'Ve expect to see In the near
future th i ingenuity and skill of man
displayed In an attempt to still the
rear and crash of cIty IIfe.
What beneficence It would be If
noise could be dispelled , 01' even , mitigated -
gated , In city and town ! The rum-
hie of wagons of every description ,
the grind and jostle of street cars ,
the screech and tool of horn and whistle -
tie , nil this din that makes it necessary .
snl'y for venders of all sorts to shriek
in order to attract attention ;
The noise of the city Is driving
thousands of people mad and shorten-
Ing the lives of a multitude of others.
It Is the noise of the city that gives
the country Its chIef attraction. The
stillness of the country , what a benediction .
diction It Is after months of city experience -
perIence ! To sleep In a country
house where all Is still , where silence
Is unbroken save hy the baying of
a dog' or the cry of some night bird !
Stillness is a marvelous luxury to
the denizens of the city. There must
he some way to put a quietus to thIs
Intolerable pandemonIum. - MedIcal
Col. John McElroy , an adept in war
statistics , contributes figures to show
that the "silly supersltltlon" attaching .
Ing to the number thirteen finds no
justification In the records of the cIvil
war. "It ! Is In evidence just now In
tie tiresome clatter about the repub-
lican convention being the thIrteenth
In the history of the organIzation. "
The war records show , according to
Co1. McElroy's curious deductions ,
that the total loss or the thlrty.one
regiments and batterIes bearing the
designation thirteen was 5,504 , that
of the same number of regIments and
batterIes numbered twelve was 6,775 ,
while that of those numbered fourteen
was i,07fi. Not a regiment or bat-
tery bearing the number thirteen had
any special ill luck , while most of
them escaped ] with small loss.-Phlla-
GIVE VEGETARIANISM A TRIAL.
If you were In a cannibal country ,
how would you like \ to he the cannl-
balce ? 'fa be fed Pond fatted and slain
and spitted to decorate the Interior
of your big brother ? Well , Mr. Ed-
win Markham has told us In a poem
that he reads to everybody and every-
hotly reads , that man is Brother to
lie Ox. Shan we carve our brother ?
No , not by the ox.eyes or cow.e"es
of Juno ! As for the sheep , how can
anybody see one without thinking era
a lord chancellor ? Now , we shouldn't
care to eat a lord chancellor , especially -
ly a particularly tough one like \ Eldon
The pig hath a devil. The pig Is
unclean. He Is too bad to eat. Yet
there arc pigs that do great service I
and arc too good to cat ; those sagacious - '
gncous ! , epicurean noses that hunt the
trumes. Of course , nobody but 'a ProdIgal -
Igal Son eats \'oa1.
Is there anythIng In the vegetarian
philosophy ? Let's find out. Is it meat
that makes you snap and bite at the
breakfast table ? Is It meat that
makes you an affliction unto the wIfe
of your bosom ? Feed upon salads ,
'Ike Nebuchadn'zzar. Eat berries
wIth the bIrds. If worst comes to
worst , buckle your belt tighter. Fortunately -
tunately , everybody has a belt to
buckle these da 's. Let us be mild-
eyed , but not melancholy , Lotus.eat-
ers , and no longer ferocious carnl-
v 'aros.-New York Sun.
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Front View of Cottage. "
The accompanying illustration represents -
resents the external vIew and ground
floor plan of one of the most ordinary
scUlers' houses In New Ontario. It Is
owned by Isaac Oliver , and Is located
In White Fish Valleys thirty miles
out from Port Arthur on the Duluth
branch of the Canadian Northern rail-
The cottage Is 12 by 21 teet. Its
InsIde partition consists merely of a
curtain separating the two rooms. In
building his cottage , Mr. Oliver spent
$16 for lumber , $1 for windows and
twenh'-five cents for nails.
The following descrIption of how
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Ground Floor Plan of Cottage.
this was built was prepared by Mr.
R. A. Burris , Port Arthur Ontario.
The first thing to do In order to
prepare for the construction of the
house , Is to select a building site.
The land was comparatively level but
A. slight elevation was found near
where the colonization road was to be
made. A place large enough for the I
house was cleared. The first thIng
procured was three cedar sllIs. One :
of these was placed on each se or I
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Interview Wasn't Printed.
A young ; man from Florida came to'
Washington to represent a newspaper
In fis state. A few days after he arrived -
rIved Senator Hoar Introduced a bill
referring to a lottery in FlorIda. The
young reporter hastened to see the
Senator , with visIons of a column interview -
tervIew with him. concerning the hill
und Its effect and all that. The serv-
ant said the Senator would see hIm.
"What Is It ? " asked Mr. Hoar when
the young man had been shown In.
"I want to ask you about the bill
you introduced to-day. "
"What do you want to ask me about
It ? "
"Why , J am from Florida and rep-
reent : a FlorIda paper , and 1 thought I
you might give me an explanation. " I
"Have you read the bill ? " asked
"Ves , sir. "
"Do you understand it ? "
"I think so , sir. " .
"Wo11 , If you do not , no explanation
I could make would help you to. Good
ev nlng. "
And that was another of those Inter-
vIews never prlnted.-Boston Post
. . . Duke's Sliver at Auction.
The late Duke of Cambrldle's sliver ,
recently sold at auction In London ,
weighed more than a ton. That docs
not Include articles made partly or silver -
yer , such as 600 sllver'handled ltnl'\lles.-
the house , and one In the middle this 'T
constituted the foundation. Trees
were cut down not far from the building .
Ing sits , and cut Into proper lengths ,
and with a horse skidded Into the
proper l11ace. When sufficient logs
had been procured , several neIghbors
were called In , they had what Is usu-
ally called a "house raising. " To put
up a house the size of Mr. Oliver's
would require ten men for half a
day. A house with shed root Is more
easily constructed than with a hip
root. When the logs have been built
up to the proper heIght two or three
strong beams were placed In the cen-
ter the full length at the house upon
which the roof boards are put. When
this was done the boards were nailed
.down wIth sufficIent slant.to make a
good covering then tar paper and a
second covering of boards made an
entirely water proof root. The next
thIng In order to make the house presentable -
sentable and more comfortable , was
to fill In the cracks. Expert builders
of log houses can almost make the
logs touch from one end to the other
leaving very small cracks to be filled
In. Whenever there Is an openIng t
large enough they are filled In with
small pIeces of timber neatly fitted
and nailed or wedged In , then mortar
Is made of lime and sand and the
cracks are filled In both Inside and
outsldl ! ThIs process was adopted by
Mr. Oliver , and I presume no warmer
I house can be constructed.-MontreaJ
Offered King Edward Her Pipe.
It Is said that King Edward tells
wIth great glee that when In the
west of Ireland last year he one day
went Into a cabin whose only occupant .
pant was an old woman who sat by
the turf fire smoking an old clay
pIpe. The old lady welcomed the
king , and asking him to sit down
wiped a three-legged stool wIth her
pron. The king dId so , and said :
"Do you know who I am ma'am ? "
"Begorra ! 1 don't , " was the repl ' .
'Veil , I am the King of England. "
1'D'ye tell me HO ! " said the old
lady In a tone of surprise , and then ,
rememberIng the rIghts of hospitality ,
she took the pipe out of her mouth ,
wiped the shank wIth her hand , and.
passing It to the kIng , said : "Will"-
yer honor shmolte-Phlladelphla
New Kind of a Drinker.
Glme-Yes , Snlffklns Is what I call
a Japanese drinker.
SIlInlu-A ; Japanese drInker ? What
do you mean by that ?
Glffie-Oh , he takes something
most every day.
Plans Trip to Jerusalem.
The Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman , the
evangelist , has announced that he will
accompany a party of PresbyterIans
and theIr friends to the Hqly Land .
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