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DAKOTA OTT, NKIV. JOHN U. REAM, ... pu Wisher , We agree with the tailor's adver tisement: "Spring suits. " It does. , 'AuRtralla, with a total population of 4.275,(oo, Is now almnnt. as big as New Kork City. ' How would It do to have a law pro dding for tin? postponement of inau guration day on account of the weath er? An Alnbimwi man si.vs that be worn off kissing la-cause lie Is afraid f germs. That may do to tell his Wife. It In alleged tiiat somebody has In Tented n machine 1li.it will cniililo a man to darn his own sock". No poetry In Hint. An Ohio minister has denounced church suppers. Perhaps lie had Jusi attended one where he had nn oyster leas stew. The trouble Is that if the women are forced to pay no much for their Stocking there will lie nothing left to cache In them. One boy out of every thirty was ar rested last year. This Is an experi ence usually postponed to the Kiddy days of the twenties. Good country roads are almost In tight. Every prosperous fanner either owns an automobile or Is making In quiries as to the price of one. Another universal language, called Ho, lias been invented. The name 'looks a If it might have been fur nished by the spelling reformers. Eggs were thrown at Aunt Carrie itlon while ahe was making n speech in a London music hall. And the pity of the story is one of them hit bor" If the women are ever supplied with those new machines for the detection of liars, the safest plan will he for the married nieu to remain at home eights. A tax on chewing gum seems feas ible. Probably the only risible effect would bo that you would get. a smaller Blab when you dropped your penny in the slot. A 12-year-old boy has succeeded In getting the Paris salon to accept a painting by him. Isn't tho salon lay ing itself open to the charge of encour aging child labor? Mrs. Hetty Green declares that she doesn't need any help in minding her iown business. People- whose chief Joy (ln life Is giving advice to others will Regard Mrs. Oreen as a very rude pcr poa. New York automoblli.sts have fortn- i club for the purpoKo of prevent ing reckless driving. The automobile as come to remain, and the sooner peo ple get over the huhlt of handling It as J. man a plaything tho better it will be or everybody. If you want to makean all-around, good for-no1h!jg tough oHt of your boy Just butt In and take his sile on every question which comes up between him (nfl the teacher, and if you want him o have a good start to the jienlton tlary be sure and let hltn know that fee can always depend upon your asalst nce Id whatever trouble, he may get Into In school, right or wrong. Japan is a nation of poets. The em peror gave out last year, as a Riibject or poetic competition, "The Pine In the now." Twenty-five thousand manu scripts were submitted. The commit tee had not sorted the rood from the tad at last accounts. The best pieces were to be submitted to the emperor, who Is himself a poet. The hard head d English-speaking race has always keen wont to regard poets as queer freaks unfit for practical affairs, ou (his point we have something to learn from the efficient ruler of Japan and tils very practical, businesslike sub ject. Some English tourists who are in the habit of traveling with a good many trunks have a way of marking their baggage for identification pur gtoaea which looks strangn to American yes. It Is not at all unusual now to ee landed ou the steamship piers a Big pile of trunks and bags a sound each of which will he a stripe of some Mvld color. A bright red stripe around sole leather trunk may look oueer. but its usefulness is apparent In the case with which the baggage la picked Out by the owner. An Englishman who came over recently had his trunks not enly decorated with a white stripe, but on the top of each was his coat of arum In colors. Ills baggage was handled with much dispatch. The KotUKii Catholic policy, as devel oped in clt'es. seems to lie to erect large churches, whereas Protestants build smaller edllW and more of them. The Protestant Idea has been carried u step farther by a proportion recently made in New iork. to set up In . new territory "neighborhood churches," one on every block, perhaps. the lower floor to b used for religious purpose, the upper part to lie fitted for housekeeping. and ' rented. One clergyman might serve a doen or twenty such enterprises, the rented rooms would help to pay the bills, and although In some instance a uelglitxir bood church might narrow Into a sort of family affair, one has no trouble to find precedents of growth from smaller beginnings. AqulU and prlsellU still alnte Christians, by (be bund of Paul, "vX the church that Is In their house," i.id we cannot afford to forget that Christ's "cathedral" on one occa Ion was a fishing io it. A woman who had Jut 'returned from H residence of leu years In Eu rope was asked a short time ago to ghe a travel talk to a mothers' club In a city mission. "They Co o love, our women, to hear about new places!" the plea ran. "You see, they haven't very many pleasnnt thlnrs to look at themselves." The traveler accepted with pleasure. She talked for nearly an hour, after which simple refresh ments were served, and the meeting changed Into an Informal social. As the traveler spoke with mm and an other, she became more and more In terested. Finally, after th" last one had left, fjlm turned to (be friend who had Invited her. "I can't realize it!" she exclaimed. "All the world's a trav ellng! They were telling ine one woman had been spending tho summer In ItufTalo with her ulster, and bad been to Niagara twice; another has a son In Harvard, and Is going there when he graduates; another had been on a three-day excursion to New York, and another on trolley trips that touch od three States. It wasn't bo when I left America. Itcally, women are be ginning to inherit the world -not the summer boarder nor the glohc-trottrr, but working women. It Is glorious!" It Is merely another phase of the great widening of life In this twentieth cen tury. The world lias always been "Inherited" by Ihoxe who have held tbo secret. Many a blithe young appren tice In the middle ages, with no for tune save the clothes on his back, the skill In his fingertips, and the stout heart under his Jacket, made his own a thousand gay and happy scenes. Hut the apprentice's slater! There was no wnnderjahr for maids; rarely, indeed, did she know the world's face beyond a few narrow streets or a handful of grrwn fields. The world the grat world, with Its marvels an. I Its beau tywas all about her but never for her. Today how this Is changed! The constantly cheapening modes of travel. the great social awakening, changes In labor conditions, a hundred forces, rec ognized and unrecognized, are opening the doors everywhere. IN THE MANAGER'S OFFICE. The lrrltalrit I ailvmrr Found I hiik to Modify Her Jndamrnt. Rosamond had gone to tho office of ono of tho ma lingers of a big depart ment atore, seeking redress in the mat ter of nn unsatisfactory purchase. The manager quietly took notes as Rosamond rather Indignantly stated her grievance. Then ho asked a few questions, and when she had answered, he said, courteously: "I uiust ask you to wait while the matter Is looked into. I shall have to send a statement of the case down to the head of tho department, and have him tike It up with the clerk who wailed upon you." Ho touched a button as be spoke and gave the notes ho had made, with a few directions, to the youth who an swered the summons. Itoaiiiuond tapped the floor with an Impatient foot. She felt that, consid ering the fault was entirely with the store, It was unfair not to styttle the matter at once in her favor without so much unnecessary red tape. Afrer fifteen minutes' waiting ahe was about to express her feelings to the manager, who was apparently en grossed with the papers ou hla desk, and demand more spwuiy action, when a young saleswoman entered the office In a hesitating manner. Thero was a sweet but shy eagerness In her face as she approached the desk that at tracted Kosamond at once. "What is It. Miss Snell?" aaked the manager, looking up for the merest In stant. "I wanted to to ask you. If to-mor row I should come down an hour ear lier and not take any nooning If you could lirt me go home at 4 o'clock?" "Why do you wish to leave work at auch an unusual hour? la there any spvclal reason?" "Well, my best friend Is going to be married to-morrow night at 7 o'clock, and I wanted to be home early to have plenty of time to get ready for tho wedding, for I'm going to be the brides maid." "Have you ever been a bridesmaid?" aaked tho manager, turning over the papers which he was examining. "No, sir, I never have before, but Mabel la my best friend, and I " "And you'd like to be her brides maid and see what It's like." The man ager raised hla head and smiled at tho girl. "Well, If you come down an hour earlier in tho morning, we'll try to get along without you In tho after noon. You may go home at 12." "Oh, the whole afternoon! Thank you so much. I'll be hero at half-past 7 mire." ltostimond smiled at tho tightness of the feet that ran out of the olllce back to work. "I was so afraid you wouldn't let her go home early, 1 could hardly keep still," ahe said, Impulsively; and the manager gave her a swift, pleasant smile, the like of which he had be stowed upon tho little saleswoman. "Even In tho dally grind of the shop there should be room for some pleas ures for the young," he said. "Are you getting tired of waiting?" "I won't wait longer. I'll leave the matter to you. Whatever you do will be all right. I know. Hut please don't let tho head of the department be hard ou the clerk who sold me the goods. I've Just thought that maybe I was careless In making my selection." Youth's Companion. Tter I Dm Way Arouml. I.lttle Willie Father, how far Is It from lndon to Brighton? Father About fifty miles. I.lttle Willie And how far Is it from Brighton to I-ondon? Father Of course, it's the same dis tance, at upld ! Uttle. Willie Well, it Isn't far from Christmas to the new year, but It's a long way from the new year to Christ-mar-! Comic Cuts. Natural. "She's a very natural girl." "So?" "Ye, whenever she's Invited out to dine she never thinks of taking the smallest piece of meat In sight, but helps herself to as much as she would eat If she were at home." Petrolt Free Press. A boy likes pie so well he never knows when it Is poor. OURS A NATION OF MOVERS. Amfrlmni t'hmii;e Their finer of Ilrnlilrnrr for M.iny llraaon. Until a dozen yea r n-'i the reason why so many families moved was thai they might ti 1 1 I a plan- In which to Make a living or a ! tcr living, says the liellneatc-r. K;it l:i the great and general pros pi rlty of the period that began to draw to a close n year or two ago, another reason became Important to find a place in which to spend fo the bent advantage the Income from considerable property. Any cuniigo In the dollars and cents of life means usually that the family will move. When we get rich we move. When poverty threatens we move. When tin; land on which our houso at amis rises considerably in value we move In order to Invest the profits; and when It falis we move because "tho tono of the neighborhood Is no longer what It wns." We move for many other reasons. When we marry, of course wo move. Sometimes we marry In order to have a plausible? reason for moving; and sometimes, when our children marry ami go away from home we move "be cause die old home seem lonely." Nearly every divorce means that two must move. When the parents die the children nioe. As the family grows in number we move Into a larger house in order to have more room; and, when we can, we move into a better neigh borhood In order to give the children social advantages. When unwelcome faces appear upon our street we move; ami when our friends move away wo luoe. When the landlord raises the rent or refuses to make repairs we move. Almost nuy evfnt Is a good enough reason for any American family to move. Some of us own two or threo different homes, In city, In country and by the sort ; and thereby have an as surance of the delight of moving sev eral times a year. And some of us live In hotels or In boarding houses In order to be "foot frH'" to come aud go as we will. SHORT METER SERMONS. Thr t'rnlrr of hnreh Lite. The child Is the center of th church's lire. Rev. Rurus W. Miller, Reformed. Philadelphia. The fr'litht at Knllh. light the good fight of faith; ther Is nothing like it. Rev. Charles F, Aked, Baptist. New York City. SV!f- oiltrol. -olf-eoiiti'o! In lower things will leai to self-control in thnt which la higher, Rev. S. N. Watson, Episcopalian. Ak ron. Truth. Truth begins its work In the soul also at (he center of humanity. Rev, W. W. Willard, Congregntioniiliat, Au rora, III. Cnnllnuoiia Plngor. Child labor ii a plaguo that smites Its victims twelve months of the year, Rev. Stephen S. Wise, Hebrew, New Y'ork City. Commit ling Sin. To deny God Is usually to disobey His laws, and that Is to commit sin Rev. Cyrus Townseinl Brady, Prot estant Episcopalian, Toledo. Mrlniicholy, Melancholy hns given to the worhj Fome of tho greatest poes, dramatist) and philoHopheis. Rev. S. P. ('adman, Congregat ioiia 1 1st . Brooklyn. Kvll ItCHdltlK. Evil reading bus made men skep. tical and Indifferent to any form of Immorality. Rev. .T. Wesley Hill, Met ropolltan Temple, New York City. Nrprlret of iod. What la the reason for the spread of tho plausible fanaticism called meutal or psychic healing? The neglect of GoH Rev. George A. Gordon, Cougrega tlonallst. ltoston. The Ideal Woman. The ideal woman docs not consider work unwomanly. She believes that whatever concerns her hiiMbaiHl con rerns her. Rev. l.ynian Abbott, Con gregational 1st, Brooklyn. The Voire of th Future. Let us listen not so much to the voice that Is behind us as to the voica that comes out from the great future that stretches before us. Res-. E. L rowell, Christian, lMilsvllle. I'rmrnl-Ka Father. Present-day fathers ure too often merely their children's pocket books 'am bogy men, Instead of lclng their law book, monitor, teacher, guide and clos est friend. Rev. Joseph Krauskopf Hebrew, Philadelphia. Tha (ircat Peril. Man Is ever placed between two great perils, the rli of the dreamer whg lacks common sense, and the peril oi the materialist who never seen the vt alon. Rev. K. N. Hardy, Congregation. nllst, Qulncy, Mass. VllalUrd Trala. New truth does not need the anni hilation of old truth. Better one trntl) vitalized lu your Christian cscrlcnc than whole systems of truths lying fal low In your brain. Rev. Allyn K. Ftx ter, Baptist, Brooklyn. Nrrlons-Mlntlrdnra. The serious mind never forgets tla hard side nf things ; it does not live ti fear, for It la prepared for whatevei may come, nor does It yield to any de lirium of pleasure. Rev. Howard N, Brown. I'nlfarlaii, Boston. Many trior. MaulnsKt Is no' fully grown until 1 measures up to t ie religious life of Christ. All manly virtues should N Illumined y religion; and rellgloi should be Interpreted lu the languagl of nmiily virtues. - Rev. Coruellm Brett, Reformed. Jersey City. Ml lu. The Hostess--I hope you will Uk this punch. My husband worked ovei It all the afieruiMiu, making it with hit own hand. The Guest- it's grand! Where ll your husband? We must congratulate him. The Hostess Sorry, but he can't b seen. I jmr him to bed. Puck. Probably the easiest way to aoqulrf wealth ia to Inherit it. IT TTKW ITKT TT M v TT I V R k 1 W A H S . V I h b i ritcsx of boats: mmmmms&mmwisM .L -- (Vmpl.-te com.mi.il.-ation with the land at I V;i ' J J'Wt .11 times while on akle trips will shortly be 1 an accompi!si,cd fa.-t. The att-nt.on of the 1 .Mtf world was directed to wireless telegraphy .7. I 'U i ' c,wf ' ' .iQ J nt.d Its surpassing benefits t . mankind most- I 1 v li ikW forelblv n ml conviiKiigiy wncn i no uppannm g- :.j."v.f JBj.ikv i'k 1 '! i losa of life which v.i old have otherwise ei Fuod when the 111 fated pi-publlc was strick en far from help b-iiinie nppareul. The dis ester scrvel to demoiislrate that vessels voy aging tho pathless wastes of tleis-can sliould be well tsjulppetl with this means of suni inoning help In the hour of dire distress, and wireless telegraphy is the only known means of eoniiiuiiil' nlloii w hen hur.driils of mlhvi fiiay Intervene. The United , States govern ment requires liners nn the high seas to carry the fullest ami most complete installation of the wireless system of telegraphy, hut no provision Is tnnde as to lake vessels. It Is probable that, the comparatively short distnn Of our inland waters go does net Impress th Kg an element or .longer suir.cieni ly great to make this legal requirement necessary. The system can be maintained and operated only at great ex pense, but no complaint from the companies operating the leviathans of the ea has ever been made, kecrgnizlng In this modern triumph of man's Bklll and inventive genius the i.e-st efficient piotector against loss of both llfo and property so far known, the vessel owmrs willingly assumed the burden of the large expense Incurred .y the iiiKtallal Ion and operation of the sya- " J '- k"'-ioiim-im uuu'Miuns u,u nomine SRiiieo opeiMmrs ever are key. Work already Is under way f.,r of telegraphy on a number ,' ships Inter Ocean. The advantages accruii from lmving nave neen ahnmLuil.y prr.ven. The big ttV Tina tnil ioiid rl'ri.. I ... I' ' ' """"i' "I'lou o;n):iny. "1 "" "me H'K me on:y lioal up to THICAGO'S RICHEST POLICEMAN. Being a gentleman of leisure, as some peTRons understand the term, is not to be llklns of Michael Ilnssett. who re Bred from the Chicii'-'o police force re-r-nt1y, "the richest policeman in Chl sago." H.issett has traveled a beat in the atoi-k yards district for twenty !Rre years, and. although not an old Bian by any ineiiis. he thought he nced nl a rest. Now that be has the op portunity to remain in bed until K o'clock lu tho nionilrg and have hU breakfast brought to him. he finds that hfc cannot break away from the habits rhlch have been formed by a life of wkiiah. lusstrr. rigid routine. In splto of his desire to snooze in the morning he finds him self rising at ti o'clock and he is at Ibe police station when the "rest of tho boys" resirt. When tbo squad tarts out to begin the day's work Michael hecomes restless, ami by the time the last of the men has Hied from the building the "millionaire" has "fal len In" aud steps as lightly and as proudly as ho did twenty years ago. He passes the greater, part of the day en his old bet with bis successor. "It's great to be rich," says the former latrolnian, "but wlnit good do I get out of retiring If 1 can't quit the beat? My heart I !n the work ami my feet won't let me stay away." CONQUERING THE TARPON. aaaattoaa of On Who tla lluokrd a Flab, of That Kind. The boat stops still; yonder Is a swirl on a wave and a great, dirk body, with a greenish back and large protecting fin apH'iirs above It; It is a breathless moment, says a writer In Outing. "I Aok out dar." yells "Tony "; there Is a splash about thirty yards away, your line becomes taut jnd is gliding out like lightning before you can apply the brake. When you do It is almost Jerked from your grasp ami simultaneously Ilia tarMiii leaps and writhes above the water again. Thero is no sight more beautiful to the an gler than the graceful, silvery form of the tarpon, like a gleam of light from d.il'kne, leaping forth from the green aea. That moment whenthe tarpon has the bait ami you strike Is the one of all other uiost fraught with lutetise ax- 4 !-.:-''2;,Vf','-'V..-r-'' J i 9 & H ViA 9 ST. h S h ,:- s from inml which the ships government olliiialp as ofl'.'r- snore stations and with the u linos t aicrt for the llrat- ,.1 of the signal the Installation of the wireless system s - ailing to and from Chicago, says the tlR wireless system on lake vessels sl,,,nisl,ip Theodore Roosevelt, owned .... mis Had the system in operation date to b so eipilppcl. On one oc citenient. It is the first crisis In tho battle. He is down again and your hook holds, lie darts back and forth, ever going dccx-r in his wild rushes. If Is an earnest fight. The first ten minutes seem like an hour. "Rush im feel up, don't let rest"; following the advice, your arms tire, your hands be come numb. It may be, bleeding and blistered, but you save your fish. Thus you are towed out toward the sea, al ways fighting. In his first mad rushes the huge fish gained on you, taking out nearly UK) yards of your line. Iuring the first half hour ho has decidedly the better of the fight and keeps most of the line. During the second half hour you gain the lost line foot by foot and the honors are about equally divided. Now the long rushes-find leaps begin to tell and he loses wind. If bo did not help to kill himself by these wild rushes nud leaps, you could never laud him. By some kind of Intuition an angler can tell when ho has gained the mas tery over a fish. You feel Instinctive ly that the second crisis has been passed and the boat turns back toward the bench ; and as the beach is neared you reel In and fight at close range. Once he dashes almost up to the bout and suddenly turns about; you nearly lost him that time. You soon lead hltn back, however. Now he lies near the boat; you see his gleaming side glisten in the light. "Stlddy now," Bays your man, as the boat touches tlie beach; you climb out and. resisting bis last waning strength, as he lashes spray upon you, pull him out upon the sand and the fight Is won. WOMEN ACCOUNTANTS. There Are Said to He Tweiit--FlT In the United State. One line of work which women have recently taken up is accounting. There are said to be about twenty-five wom en engaged In this work in the United State. They have come Into this Held within the last two or three years aud have met wlih unexpected success. It Is hard work, but It is far more remunerative, according to a writer in the Bookkeeper, than any other of the professions in which women have here tofore engaged. A director in a lead ing commercial school, ef New York says : "I know or two women in well known concerns who have mapped out and put into operation a complete new system of financial methods for their employers and who have ever been In trusted with big funds for profitable investment ami whose advice has been followed in many other important busi ness undertakings. The number of such women who have proved their ability and liking for this responsible and remunerative work Is steadily growing. It offers a splendid field for the woman who is not loath to accept responsibilities and who baa a liking for the hard work It entails and who Is a-mhltlmis." Nearly all the commercial schools show a steady increase In the number of woman students over previous years. One of them reports that four-fifths of Its srndents in the regular business course this year, which Includes sten ography, commercial law, banking, Fiigllsh and kindred subjects, are wom en. In the bookkeeping classes there are about as many women as men. A very large proportion of these women, who Hp'!tr to have marked out a busl lu-Heareer. are college bred and many other are high school graduates. One reason given for this tendency is the overcrowding of such professions as teaching.' F.aralnn II, "My wife kisses me whenever she wants money." "Gee! if she was like iny wife shad have your face kissed off by this time." Houston Post. Mr. Hen perk. "He dictates to his stenographer all day long." "That's more than he can do tu his wife." -Birmingham Age-lleruld. H 1 I I, )" I'll I . , HI I. I lOI I I III WIHI J'mU )' Ii.iii. M m..v WW. '71 '6 $r$J2:tr ml r';,- iVyv- 5l& 1 casion the Roosevelt encountered u small bteamer far from shore, the rud?CT of which had become unshipped. She was consequently helpless and was rolling heavily In the trough of the sea when found by the Roosevelt. A wirelesa was sent to Chicago informing n tug company of the accident. A tug Immediately was dispatched and the ship towed Into port in safety. On another occasion u dead body of a man was found and taken aboard tho Roosevelt. This ship was met at the wharf by a wagon from the morgue and the body Immediately removed, when much delay otherwise would have ensued. As to wireless telegraphy overland, little progress has been made In bringing it luto practical working condition. Signals were at one time passed between Chicago and St. Louis, but the effort to use tho same commercially was pronounced futile by reasons of Interferences In mauy directions. Chi cago had at one time communication with Milwaukee by wireless, but it wa abandoned as a business enterprise. The demand for n wireless telegraph overland Is Insistent in the business world, but the scientists do not seem to have overcome the numerous dllHt-iiltlcs lu the way of successful operation. 'MEMBER WHEN YOU HAD TO Pour one-half pound of powdered sulphur and one pint of mo lasses into a thick, yellow bowl, and mix thoroughly. Dosei Two teaspoonsful every morning before breakfast for nine days. Look pleasant. Cleveland Leader. "CLASS" IN ENGLAND. Equality I Hardl Known and So cial Line Are Shnrplr Drawn. The classes ure as distinctly marked as though they wore uniforms. At the base of the social pyramid are the agricultural laborers earning from $2.50 to $3.25 a week ; 50 iter cent of the laborers in England earn 25 shill ings a week or less, A fact worth re membering when we revise our tariff, says a writer In Scrlbner's. Then the farm servants and house servants of the small gentry, earning, the men from $!K) to $250 a year, the women from $00 to $125 a year; then the shopkeepers and their assistants aud employe; then the richer merchants, and mill or factory owners, and rank ing with them the local professional men, lawyers, doctors, dissenting min isters, land agents and the like; neit come the gentleman farmers aad land ed proprietors, and the clergy of the church of England; and finally the country gentlemen and the neighboring nobility, with the lord lieutenant of the count', often a great noble, as the olllelal and political apex. The manufacturer, mill owner and the like receives of course both social and official recognition according to hl success and his wealth. In the New England town I have In mind and very proud I am to keep it in my memory of about the same size and relative importance as the English town I am describing, the gov ernor of the state, who happens to live there, and the cashier of the local bank, and the shopkeeper, if he be of Intelligent proportions, would meet at one another's houses, if their com mon tastes made it agreeable. But it would be considered the height of so cial glory in this English town should a shopkeeper, no matter how big the shop, or a bank cashier, no matter what his erudition, or even a physician or small solicitor, or rnall factory proprietor, find himself on equal trims at the table of one of the county no bility, much more at the table of the lord lieutenant of the county, except on some occasion of a formal function. Waealaou In I'rtwa. The tresdwheel Is still in vogue at many English prUons. Within the walls Is a little building built of blue gray stone, standing somewhat apart from the main structure in a corner of the exercise ground and prison gar den. On the chocolate-colored door is painted In white letter the two words, "Wheel House." As the door opens the dull, grinding sound that, was heard TAKE SULPHUR AND 'LASSES? outside grows a little louder and clear er. The door closes behind the visitor with the inevitable clash and click of the returnlpg bolt. The house Is an apartment some thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. On the left-hand side are the wheels, four, of them. In two tiers, divided by a gallery running the whole length of the house and communicating with tha floor by a staircase at the opposite end. On the light-hand side there is an other, lower and shorter, gallery on which stands the warder in charge. The wheels are separated by a section of brick wall. Each wheel is divide,! Into compart ments, cutting ofT each prisoner from the others. Tho object of this is to prevent the prisoners from seeing and hearing ono another, although conver sation in a low voice, pitched in a dif ferent key to that of "the music of tha wheel," Is perfectly easy and Intelll glide. One of Tho.e Kooll.h Question. A certain man, of rather a waggish disposition, contends that his wlfo has no imagination. A writer Jn the Phila delphia Public Ledger tells why he """" At dinner one night hi chanced to mention a traci.. .irm stance which he had read in the even lug paper on the way home. It eeemed that a passenger on a transatlantic steamer had fallen over board In mld ooeun, ami had never been seen again. "Was she drowned?" asked his wife. ..k"?' U'" answer the husband, but he sprained his ankle, I believe." I'nre Iron at l.at. Chemically pure Iron has never been obtained until very recently. It hat been faund almost impossible to re move the last traces of Impurities, es pecially of sulnhur. ltur chemist, Ir. II. Kreuslei- flu by a long series of Ingenious processes, partly chemical and partly electrical, succeeded In Isolating the "pure metal, the properties of which he expects fJ differ greatly from those of the Im pure Iron that we know. Iron prepar ed by Kreusler's process resemble platinum. New York Herald. A Worse 1'ruphet. A prominent member of Him ifmlm- chlld famllv sava then, .,-m i,.. .... nur ,0m 0 In the Balkans. Am a war prophet, too, v we believe we have more confidence in a IllMhschtld thiin u 1i,.i.u.... ... .,. N ..'.i.pwju, ,19 U ,i -i. rrai proposition. Washington Herald. When men are drunk, they uauall call each other "boys."