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BIQ FAMILIES. HE Census Bureau, litis H I lHl,'"'",u sialism s 01 j j I HHX. It litis found Hint or hip mumies 111 me nrsr enumeration r the republic was .".8 persons, the varia tion running from r..4 In (icrgia to (VI In Maryland. In l'.M 0 the average for tti era enumerated In 1":0 was 4.C. from 4.1 In a number of Slates, to G.l In North Carolina. Had the number of persons who compiled the total number of private families In IIHXI been icroiipi-d accord ing to the overuse size sliown In 1T!0, there would have been 3,307,0(10 less households thini wore actually re ported. Had tho average size of ouch families In 1000 been as lnrjre as the average shown In IT'.Ki, the popula tion would have been Ineretised by nearly 20,000,000 per sons. Many considerations are left out it this calculation, the greater chances for living, the rotlecnble reduction rn Infant mortality, the extension of the average life of the Individual, the conquest of 01 ce virulent diseases, and so forth. While we possibly voice n heresy, we cannot see but the smaller family of 1!mh u n distinct advantage over the family of 17!0. Sometimes there Is a wide vein of foolish twnddle In the lectures of those who plead for the spreading of the benefils and the attention among Ix children that are given to two. Toledo Blade. WHY THE SMALL TOWN N Englishman w rkes about his return to I his native village, and what be did not I And there, iu the Westminster Itevtaw. lie i I ......... k., .i... ..ieu.. I.....- -1. .. In his youth an important establishment, employing three -or four assistants. Only one man is there now, a mere cobbler, who ekes out a scanty subsistence. The business of mak ing shoes has long since been given over to the factory In the large town. The windmill on the hill, where the corn grown In the parish was formerly sent for grinding, lias disappeared. The people get their meal and flour by rail from distnnt cities. He looked In vain for the cooperage shop where the wooden buckets and wooden tubs and vats were formerly made. The zinc bucket has dealt the wooden one n deadly blow, and the decay of. domestic brewing has completed its ruin. Wherever be looked It was the same story. Even the domestic manufacture of cotton sunbonnets and stays by th women of the village Is hut a memory. The modern fac tories took charge of their business long ago. Most American city dwellers who return for a brief Tlslt to their native villages may discern like changes. The manufacturing shoe shop, the grist mill, the tan yard, the slaughter pen where the local butcher killed his own meat, the small sawmill, the brick-kiln, once so Indispensable these and many other local Industries which flourished fifty years ago are more than likely to be missing to-day, and their employment of labor has BOY WANTED. The position of office boy Is proud though humble. No one would want to be an office boy all his life, yet few are ashamed at having "started in" that way. The boy may not always realize the possibilities of his place, but the average office boy Is, for the kind of work he has to do, as care fully selected as many a more respon sible clerk. Not long ago a gentle man had occasion to hire a new boy. In answer to the sign, "Hoy Wanted," a horde of applicants appeared. "I hud quite a time picking one out," he said to his wife later in the day. "If they had all come at once, and I had been able to stand them up In a line and quiz them, the trouble would n't have been so great. But once I found anything the matter with one, I had to ship him off immediately. I was sorry, but It was necessary." "I hope you hired a clean on," said his wife. "That boy you had the year we were married was so untidy." "He wasn't dirty, though," remarked the man. "Lincoln might have been called untidy, you know, but always clean. That boy's face was so shining that you never noticed whether he had on a necktie or not." "Mostly not I guess." "Well," said her husband, "I got one at last. There were five real possi bilities, but this Is the best of them. One was too neat, and " "Too neat!" Interrupted his wife. "What do you mean by that?" ' "He was 'slicked up,' a the boys call It, so that ho. looked as if he would break, like a dress shirt. If h stooped to pick up something. Besides, he kept adjusting his necktie and pushing back a long, oily forelock, as if be must keep Just so all the time. I couldn't have him round." "I never knew men were so particu lar and you least of all," Mid his wife. "Oh, anybody would notice the mat ter with him. I told him the trouble, confidentially, and I hope It will do him some good. There was nnothe" boy even worse than this one. lie was the fresh kind tried to make a Joke the first time he opened his mouth. He kept It up, too. I told him his trouble and sent him off. "I told the boy I hired what I liked about him namely, his apparent readi ness to work, no matter exactly what the work was, and hi way of f,aylng Yes, sir,' as if he always 14id said It, and always expected to, to his offi cial suieriors. And he didn't have clean hands and dirty nails, which Is niore than I could say of some of the others." "Were his bauds and nails both lean?" asked tho woman, incredulously- "So" said her husband, "they were both dlrly. But It looked like honest dirt, and when he came buck after I bad sent him to the lavatory, you couldn't havo asked for better looking fingers. Tho boy before had refused to wash himself when I had suggested It to him." Youth's Companion. A womau Is like an oil painting: A work of art which should not be ap proached too closely. Every man la punl.sl.ej for growing Id. as though It were his fault Great Papers on Important Subjects. bepi) comparing the gone with them. Improved means of transjiortatlon, the centralization of 8eclal Industries In the great In dustrial hives, where they can be plied more economic ally, have here, as In England, brought about change. .Where the work went the workers went a simple and satisfactory explanation of the early drift to the cities from towns and villages. It Is the fashion to speak of the villages of our youth as If they were the same yes terday, to day and forever. Hut when we begin to look closely we see they have had their changes, too; changes wlili h register the progress from the simpler and less efficient ways of production to the most modern ones. In Englund this destruction of small local industries has a special significance that It lacks with us. The writer Iu the Westminster says It helps to make tlfS "return to the land" hopeless. Inability to compete with modern farm machinery will long prevent city workers from becoming small agriculturists. And this lack of local Industries in the Tillages shuts tight the only other avenue. Fortunately our regret for their decay, if it exists at all, mutft be pnrely sentimental. Our "back-to-tbc-land" idea does not even coutemplate turning city mechanics Into .Tillage mechanics. It contemplates mak ing them masters of the soil In which position, with 1 Ilt.tlo Intelligence and energy ond knowledge of Intensive farming, their prospect are worth considering. Chicago Inter Ocean. (Sin wnn iniise or the overage size B UK BANK, SUFFERS. I car,nc4 I naanaaa They any merely thut the plan would not -tj bring satisfactory results, either to the world or those actively engaged in It We are greatly relieved by the confession. In the first pface, If Borbank's output were raised to the usual high rate notable In a modern corporation we would be afraid that all our trees and shrubs would be changed with n rapidity too startling for human acceptation. And, secondly, we rejoice at thts convincing evidence that our law of incorporation, however faulty, cannot be used to legalize any mere grafting operations. Chicago Post M BwmMn nil mm Hughes held that, while power to commute the woman's sentence lay with him, he had no right to exercise that power In such a manner as to nullify the explicit direc tion of the law. If other Governors of American Statoa were thus impartial, murder would soon lose Its present popularity as a pleasant pastime. Chicago Journal. jesse pomeroy, most remarkable prisoner, in solitary cell 33 years. 1 S&l2&SS . , The first picture shows Jesse Pomeroy when he was arrested, and tho second shows him In prison. He Is America's most remarkable prisoner. For 33 years he has sat In a solitary cell in a Massachusetts prison. He was convicted of cruelty to children. Tomeroy soon may see daylight A bill Is to be Introduced In the legislature permitting lilm to work In the open with other prisoners. QUEER STORIES. China has more than 1,000 walled cities. Cuba grows twenty-pound cabbage heads. Two yenrs Is the life of the average spider. The government owns over 92 per cent of the railway mileage In Ger many. As much as a ton of oil lias been obtained from the tongue 'of a single whale. Government railroads In India are experimenting with cast Iron cross ties made In the form of boxes. There are at present In India 321 medical missionaries, of whom 121 are men and 130 missionary nurses. A machine operated on the principle of the vacuum cleaner is being used to pick walnuts In a California grove. France has five great mills and a number of binuller ones at which arti ficial silk Is made. There are three kinds of it. Within the last two decadiw there have been only two years when " the wheat crop of France did not cover I he home demand. "What brought you here?" said a magistrate to un Irish offender. "Two policemen, 8(rr," was the reply. "Ah, drunk, of course?" "Yes, sorr, both of them." Story Told nj the Savage 'lub. In the last eleven years, according to officially rcxrtcd returns, the city of Ijeeds. KnglaiMl, has eurnetl u profit of $5,itr,0Ml from Its iiiunlclpally-owned tramways, waterworka, gasworks and elwtrio light plant. Max O'ltell was once staying with u friend at Edinburgh. Starting for a walk on Sunday, he took up his walk ing stick. "Do you mind taking an um brella?" asked his conscientious Scotch host. "It looks more rcnHi-tnble." In a recent issue of a zuologicul jm riodlcal I I'late describes tho curious habit of n new tpcvi-a of lish from tho Bahama. Tula fish spends part of NOT INCORPORATED. HE capitalists who were going to incorpot rata Luther Durhnnk now Bar that ther do so. We hope that it la not be- Vi a rr nnnriAf 4 'i L- a n w m f svlr In Yi I rv THE EXECUTION OF A WOMAN. ART FAUMEK, who killed another woman for money, was executed at Auburn prison. The legal slaying of a human being Is not pleasant to contemplate, still less when the victim is a woman. But in this case ftp usual hysterical pleas for mercy frortr maudlin newspniiers availed nothing. Got. Its time in the shell of a large species of strombus. Probably It finds the shell n convenient shelter and place of retreat from Its enemies. Its presence does not appear to be of any advan tage to the mollusk. Because of complaints from residents of Chicago of the quality of th gas sold for Illuminating purposes the City Council has appropriated $10,300 for the enforcement of the new ordinance requiring dally tests of the quality and pressure of gas supplied to consumers. This sum includes an annual salury of $2,500 for one chief gas tester and sal aries of $1,200 for two assistant gas testers. Fiddled Into Ofllce. Losslng relates that in 1848 he met at Oswego, N. Y., Major Cocaran, then nearly eighty years old, a son-in-law of General Philip Schuyler, who told the story of his election to congress during the administration of the elder Adams. A vessel was to be launched on one of the lakes In interior New York, and people came from afar to see it. The young folks gathered there, determined to have a dance at night. There was a riddle, Jut no tiddler. Young Cochran was on ama teur performer, and his services were demanded. He gratified the Joyous company, and at the supper table one of the gentlemen remarked, in com mendation of his talents, that he was "lit for congress." The matter was talked up, and he was nominated urn elected a representative hi congress for the district then comprising the whole of New York west of S'henec. tady. lie always claimed to have "fiddled himself Into congress." Improvement. "You say local option has Improved real estate values in your community?" "Yes," answered Col. Stllwell. "Slnco the customary remedy has been no longer available malaria has almost intirely disappeared.' Washington Star. When a woman says her husband will not give her any satisfaction when she accuses hlui, alio tneuns he will not coufsaa. DOW'TS BTf TUB BABT. these RaUa ghnalrt rte tMrlrllv fU lowed ky All f'oaeeraed. All newly born babies who desire to ave a copy of the following on a card to bang around their neck can obtain n free by applying to this office s Don't handle mo more than Is neces lary. Don't put into my mouth, to stop me from crying, an old plei-e of ruhler to nuck. It N about tho worst habit I ran get into. Don't let any relatives sec me. Don't fake ne up. strain me to your breast, walk the floor with me, dance before me like a wild Indian shaking n horrible raj tic. or talk gibberish to me when I have a crying spell. There may be something serious the matter with me, but this Isn't going to help. When I ptish away my bottle, don't force me to feed. I know when it Is necessary for me to cat anylhlng. Don't take me to the circus, prayer meeting, or to spend the day at the seashore. I'm not so old or so fool proof as you arc. Don't kiss me. Take some one of your own size. Don't show your anxiety about me when In my presence. I haven't any too much confidence In myself. Don't be too proud of my unnatural brightness. It may bo a form of de generacy. Don't tell anybody that I am only a little animal. Let them guess It for themselves. Don't take my temiwrature or send for the doctor on the slightest provo cation. Don't let the light strike Into my eyes. Don't rock me to sleep. Remember that the hand that rocks the cradle Is ruled by the baby. Llpplncott'a Maga ttne. "Is she making him a good wife? "Well, not exactly; but she's making him a good husband." Johnny The camel can go eight days without water Freddy So could I, if ma would let me. Dyer Did his widow succeed la breaking his will? Duell Yes; long before he died. Plck-Me-Up. "She said she'd marry me If I felt the Bame way a year from then." "Did you?" "Yes; but toward another girl." Belle I wish the Lord had made me a man. Nellie Perhaps he has, only you haven't found him yet. Cleveland Leader. Hotel Clerk Do you want a room with a bath? Uncle Hiram Wa-al no; I don't calculate I'll ba here Saturday night. Princeton Tiger. "Did the wedding go oft smoothly?" "About as smoothly as such affairs always go off. The only hitch that occurred was when the pair stood up to be united." "How do you ever get on so well with your wife? Don't you ever have any differences of opinion?" "Of course we do. But 1 don't let her know It" Cleveland Leader. Little Mary sat seriously thinking out some hard problem, when she re marked, "Grandma, I don't know yet which I'll be, a nurse, or a storekeeper, or get married, and be nothing." Johnny They're makln' shingles out o' cement now'days. Dickey I don't mind that so much, but if maw ever gets a pair o' cement slippers I'm going' to run away! Chicago Tribune. "I'm getting out a line of common sense footwear for women." "Do wom en want common-sense footwear?" "They'll want mine. I've added an ex tra inch to the heels." Washington Herald. "I see the wireless 'phone is a fail ure," he said. "I'm glad t it," replied his wife. ' "Just think of the remarks you make when Central Irritates you, and those floating around in space for any amateur to pick up." Mr. Simple I see that this here plano-playtn' Paderewskl has got tho rheumatism In his hand so he can't play. Mrs. Simple Then why don't he use one of these nierhanlcnl pianos? Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Is June the favorite month for mar riages out here, too," asked the Now York lady. "I don't think so," replied the Chicago woman; "I've been mar ried six times in other months, and only twice in June." Yonkers States man. Minister I'm sorry to find you com ing out of a public house again. Ha muli, after all you promised me. Ha mish Ay, sir, It's wonderful what an awfu' decelvln' thing this mist Is! D'ye ken, I went in there the noo thlnkln' 'twas the butcher's shop! Tlt-Blts. "Now," said the magistrate, "yon must testify only to what you know, no hearsay evidence. Understand?" "Yes, sir," replied the female witness. "Your name is Mary Bright, 1 believe. Now, what's you age?" . "I won't Jell you. I have only hearsay evidence on that point." Catholic Standard and Times. He (desperately) Tell me the truth. It Is not my poverty that stands be tween us? She (sadly) Y-e-s. lie (with a ray of hope) I admit that I am poor, and bo, unfortunately, is my father; but I have un aged uncle who Is very rich, and a bachelor. He is an Invalid and cannot long survive. She (delightedly) How kind and thought ful you are! Will you Introduce ina to him? New York Weekly. Word from Ilr'er William. "1)3 race bus got ter rise an' hus tle ef It ever hopes ter git dar," suid Brother Williams. "Too many thinks dat all dey got ter do is ter go ter sleep in the hot sun an' rise up an' eat watermelons In de shadu." Afr lanta Constitution. tMiiitulHr Qui-Xlon. "Pa, I'd like to know " "What?" 'If a one-legged men wears trousera or Just one trouser." Kansas City Times. TO A ROBIff. Ton accurately reckon , Her coining to a diy t When her bright finj'r beckon. You're up and on yonr way. And on nm rslny morning, Hefreshlng aod remote, I catch th first oprlng warning In your metallic note. Ping on, brave little KoMn, I'ntll the hloxflnniR start To bless tit lyric throb In Tlio music of your heart 1 Success Magazine. Guests from Afar She glanced at the postmark on the envelope. The letter had been on IU lourney six days. In four days more fe'lmer Morse would come. She quickened her steps. There was 10 much to do In those four short Jays. No, she would not keep him waiting. A glow of triumph filled her heart. She had not waited In rain. How many times she had been told that he was wasting her years by her con stancy. Even her aunt, with whom Ihe lived, had expressed doubts of El tier's faithfulness. . At least. Bhe had told Elinor that she would do well to think twice before she let any good thance to marry slip away from her. lnd there had been chances, more es pecially that thrifty farmer, John Tor rlngton. It was this middle-aged wooer, sturdy and respected, whom, her aunt especially favored. Uut Fllnor's heart was not to be shaken in Its constancy to her first lover, the lover who declared himself when she was still a schoolgirl and who had gone Into the Fap Western wilderness to win the fortune fhat was to brlni? them together. A chance had been offered him by a distant relative. He had eagerly accepted It He hoped to return in a year at the latest. But fortune was elusive and five years had passed. "And la Elmer going to stay here?" her aunt asked, after she' had heard the momentous tidings. "Why. yes," Elinor replied. "Here in Cllntville?" "Of course." "It Isn't much of a settling down place for a man who has seen the mmmm a mm "WE AHB FRIENDS OP JUK COL0NM.." world," her aunt suggested, in her ex asperating slow way. Elinor flushed. "That Is all understood," she said. "Elincr knows that I would never con sent to leave my old home and my friends and go away among those wild strangers." "Such things have been done," said her aunt, sententlously, as she turned away. It was a little early for the train, but every detail In the simple pro gram of welcome had been arranged. The pretty cottnge was swept and gar nished; the. appetizing luncheon was prepared, and now the gentle Elinor, her heart beating with anticipation, sat on the Bhaded porch with her ex pectant gaze on the road among the willows. And then she saw a group of men there were five of them standing by the roadside as If not quite sure of their bearings. Presently they came forward and disappeared behind the high hedge. A moment later Elinor saw them at the gate. One of them pointed toward the house. Then the gate was opened and they came up the pathway In sin gle file. It was quite evldeut they were stran gers. Elinor had time to inspect them before they reached the porch. For a moment Bhe was alarmed. Were these strangers the bearers of bad tidings? She quietly arose and stepped forward. But, no, they were smiling as they halted and drew up in line. And then every hat came off as if at a concerted signal. It was the youngest man who spoke. "We are friends of the colonel, from Montana, Miss Barnes." "From Montana!" she cried, and looked at him wildly. "The colonel Is all right. Miss Barnes," the youngest man hastily an swered her. "We managed to get here a little ahead of him." "The colonel?" Elinor repeated. "Col. Morse," the youngest man ex plained. "Everybody back yonder calls him colonel," said the stout man. Elinor gave a little gasp. . "And you you have come all the way from Montana?" she cried, and put out both her hands. He glanced about at his companions. "Having given you his promise," the youngest man resumed, "the colonel wasn't the man to tell you what ho was sacrificing. Thut wouldn't be like hlin. Ho wouldn't toll you what a foothold he had gained out there and what a power for good ho had become and how we all need him. We wouldn't tell yon that Nature hud fitted him for a man of action, a pioneer, a build er, a leader of men. He never hinted that, the confines of this little town would be to hlru like prison bars. And, of course, he didn't tell you that we want hlru for our Governor, that our State needs him and that he's the only man tho friends of reform can !oct!" He paused and drew a Quick breath. BIGGEST raOINE 1 ' . tr .. . ...... NEW TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND HORSE POWER TURBINE. Chicago at the preaent moment is distinguished as having within it limits the largest prime mover In the world! This largest prime mover on the globe Is the huge turbine engine with which the new Quarry street sta tion of the Commonwealth Edison Company is equipped and which at 22,000 indicated horse power is to be multiplied by six before the station is com plete As a matter of fact, two of these 22,000 horse power units already are dancing the dervish dance In the Quarry street station and the third one Is In course of erection. Physically, one of these 22,000 horse power turbines Isn't particularly big to look at. At a quarter ot a mile It resembles an Iron water tank reot lng on the ground, and Including base rising to a height ot thirty feet, with diameter of about fifteen feet But as to Its instdes: Oh, my! Fifteen thousand horses Inside of It, and every mother's plug of thera running away! A horse power, tt will he remembered, Is an old fogy designation of force that is sufficient to raise 33,000 avoirdupois pounds to a height of one foot in one minute. With 22,000 horse power exercising the cylindrical shell the generated power is sufficient to pick up twelve Chicago Sunday Tribune buildings, each seventeen stories high, hoisting them at the rate of sixty feet an hour, until at the end of a ten-hour day this 204-story build ing would be 600 feet above the Dearborn street pavement! For the Trit une building weighs 60,000,000 pounds, complete and tenanted as it is. But talking about running on railroad schedules, nothing that was ever set to rails can compare "with the. speed which 1b developed In each ot the five turbine wheels Inside the jacket of the engine. Each of these wheels Is fourteen feet eight Inches In diameter, and each wheel under Initial pressure ot ISO pounds of Bteum to the square inch makes 730 revolutions a minute. Putting a wheel of this diameter upon a rail and giving it 750 revolutions to the minute would make the modern automobile speeder appear so nearly stationary that you'd have to set stakes in grder to discover that he could be moving. Six and a half miles a nilnuto would be the turbine schedule, or two hours and thirty minutes from Chicago to New York. Chicago Tribune. The girl was softly crying. Somehow the words, of this earnest young stranger Ifcirt her, and yet they filled her with pride.. "It wis because Elmer Morse would not tell you these things," the young est man went on, "that we are here. We wanted you to know the truth. We love the colonel and we need him, lady. We have come here to ask you to give him back to us. And we want you, too." He paused again. The girl had turned and was looking toward the roadway. And then without a word she flut tered down the steps and the pathway and disappeared behind the hedge at the roadside: "The colonel has come," said Scotty. "You bhould have talked faster, Harvard," said the second man. "You said It beautifully," added the third man, "but I dunno as 'twas right to make the girl cry." "If you'd said another blamed word," put In the fourth man, "you'd had me sninin. too." Scotty looked at the younger man anxiously. "What do you think. Harvard?" The youngest man retused to venture any opinion. "You can tell as well as I can," he sld. "It. looked pretty dubious t me," Scotty muttered." "Here they come," said the second man In a hoarse whisper. "Brace up." Up the pathway came the tall col onel and the girl. His arm was around her waist and he was so absorbed by her presence that he did not the waiting group on the steps. When he looked up he gave a quick start and rubbed his hand across his eyes. "Where am I?" he cried. Then he suddamily laughed and gripped the hands that were thrust at him. "Welcome to our fair village," said the irrepressible Scotty. The tall colonel drew back and stared at the group In a puzzled way. "This Is very good of you, boys," he said. Then he looked back at the girl. Her face was pale, but her eyes were shining. "I am afraid I haven't made it clear to our wedding guests how very wel come they are," she said. "Perhaps I can make amends later on. Because I think they are going to know me much better." She laid her hand on the colonel's arm In a pretty way. "You, see, Elmer, you and our friends here are going buck to Montana to gether and I'm going with you." Her voice fchook a little. "And becauue Montana needs us," Bhe added with a laugh, "we are all all going to stay there." W. It. Hose in Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bllll Hrrluu. "I thought you expected Mr. M here tonight?" said he, looking ovef her guests. "Why didn't he come?" "He sent me word he was marrying to-night," she answered. "Why should he stay away for a small matter like that?" asked he. "This la hU third marriage, Isn't It?" IN THE WOULD. TO MAKE HENS LAY. Mr. Tlmmona Pnta an Original Idea, Into PracUce. "I got all these to-day," said Mrs. Tlmmons, holding out her apron and showing seven fresh eggs, Mr. Tlm mons said nothing. There was nothing for him to say. He knew why Mrs. Tlmmons showed him tho seven eggs. because she had been showing him eggs dntjy since the warm weather began. It was Just her way of protesting against his having paid $5 each for a dozen fine fowls which would thank lessly ent large quantities of fancy foods; as thanklessly Inhabited yards he had specially made for them, and which produced two eggs per week for the lot. Mrs. Tlmmons, on the other hand, bad bought eight hens and a nonde- Rrrtpt-Inoklng rooster from a farm, wagon that passed. They were a badly assorted lot of hens, no two alike, Imt they were grateful for the occasional handful of tnblo scraps she gave them. and each laid practically dally. It was maddening. Sitting In his ofllce next day, Mr. Tlmmons had an Idea. It was not an original Idea, but he believed It would help things along. lie would buy a few eggs and place them in bis nests, thereby not only deceiving Mrs. Tlm mons, but encouraging his hens to lay. That rvenlng ho took an old negro) Into his confidence, the agreement being that every evening he was to slip in the back gate and place eleven eggs In the nests. "Well," said Mrs. Tlmmons next morning, "your old hens have waked np. I went back there and they'd laid eleven egss." "Sure enough," said Mr. Tlmmons delightedly. "They're remarkable lay ers." Next day It was the same. A couple of days later Mrs. Tlmmons came to him with the eggs in her apron. "Those are the most remarkable hens I ever saw," she said. "I wish mine were like them." "It pays to get good stock," said Mr. Tlmmons,. grandly. "Why, there is a world of difference between my birds and those mongrels you have " "I should say there Is," agreed Mrs. Tlmmons. "Why, your eleven hens have laid fourteen eggs to-day, and one of them Is a goose egg." "Hah, hah!" cackled Mr. Tlmmons, weakly. "Somebody's let some other hens In that pen. They'd better let my birds alone or I'll kill somebody." Galveston News. Only Once. The grass widow was reading In come dismay a letter from a youth who hadn't seen htr for two years. "If yon haven't married lately," It read, "I should like to take you out to dinner, if you will go." "J, think that's mean of him." she said. "I have never married but once tn Chicago." People in blu towns are bo uvlflsn. We would rather .live in n Utile town, where the people sympathize with you when In trouble, and where, If you have no trouble, they will look np some for you. i Many a widow's heart baa beo warmed over by an old flam.