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"Ana when do you expect your tauthter's wedding to le?" "Why, my (taught or Isn't going to tm married. Slip's a trained nurse, you know." "I know, but I thoucht you said she ras nursing a sick ns II llonalre." De troit Free Press. I'.xplfilnrd. N?wlywed (after the honeymoon)- How was It you had such simple taAes Ijofore I married you? Mrs. Newlywed I had to In thoa flays. I never could Fct the mouey out of papa. p.rooklyn Life. u 1 . . j WW "Gunra"! Una Ail niMuue. Said She V.'e girl;) are contemplat ing the organization of a society for the abolition of slang. What do you think of It? Said He Well, If the members de vote their entire time to the good work It will keep them out of ml chief the rest of their lives. Dnrtnar tbe I'npleaaantneas. "I I I'd Just like you to under stand one thing," he lisped. "Well, If you're the one thing, I don't ever expect to," she replied, calmly. Yonkers Statesman. A WOED WITH WOMEN. These Facia Mar Open the E;n of Many Dlncouraued Ones. Mrs. Matilda Llndemunn, 4423 Wentworth Ave., Chlengo, 111., says: k roin my own ex perience I believe tlio worst of women's troubles originate from weak kidneys. For years my health failed gradually. Fain In the back and a feeling of heavy pressure over the ab domen, poor appetite, nervoiiHiiiKM tmt ,it. mj spells made life a burden. The kid ney secretions were terribly disorder s'. I could hardly move a muscle .without severe pain. I was a physical wreck when I began taking Dunn's Kidney Fills. The change was won derful. Since UHlng them my trouble Is gone. I have a good appetite, weigh more and feel well." Sold by all dealers. GO cents a box. -Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. A Bad Hlvn. . "Speaking of Easter eggs," said "Mark Twain at a dinner at the Au thors' Club In New York, "I am re minded of the town of Squash. In my arly lecturing days I went to Squash to lecture in Temperance Hall, arriv ing lu the afternoon. Tbe town seem ed very poorly billed. I thought I'd find out If the people knew anything at all about what was In store for them. So I turned iu at tbe general tore: f "'Good afternoon, friend,' I said to the general storekeeper. 'Any enter tainment here to-night to help a stran ger to while away his evening?' "The general storekeeper, who was eortlag mackerel, straightened up, wiped his briny hands on his apron and said: "'I expect there's going to be a lec- tura. I been sellln eggs all day.' " I Eti Exchange. Angry Patron That's the third time you've given me the wrong number. You jmust h what they call the telephone War. ; Girl in Central Office I beg your par don, sir, but that isn't the trouble. You ;have what we call the cormncal mush sjolce. Chicago Tribune. Conalderatloa. "You aay you once had a homer "Data what I had." answered Plod ding Pete. "Why didn't you do something to make your folks comfortable and nappy?" "I tfld. I left." Washington Star. AN OLD TIMEB ! Haa Had Experiences. A woman who has used Postura Inca It came upon tbe market knows from experience the wisdom of uslne Fostum In place of coffee if one values neaitn and a clear brain. She says: "At the time Postum was first put n the market I was suffering from nervous dyspepsia, and my physician bad repeatedly toll me not to una tea or coffee. Finally I decided to tako bis advice and try Postum. 1 got n package and had it carefully prepared finding it delicious to tbe taste. So I continued its use and very soon iu beneficial effects convinced me of its value, for I got well of my nervous ness and dyspepsia. "My husband hud been drlnktna cot fee all his life until It bad affected nls nerves terribly, and I persuade blm to shift to Postum. It was easy to get him to make the chunge, for the Postum is so delicious. It cer talnly worked wonders for him. "We soon learned that Postum doe3 not exhilarate or depress and doeB not stimulate, but steadily and houestly strengthens the nerves and the stom ach. "To make a long story short, our en tire ianruy continued to use Fostum with satisfying results, as tdiown Id our fine condition of health, and w bave noticed a rather unexpected lui rovement In brain and nerve power." Increased brain and nerve power al waye follows the ue of Postum In place of coffee, sometime in a very tnarked manner. 1 here a a Reason Look In pkgs. for the famous little cook, "The Load to Wellville." Ever rrsJ the above letter? new one appears from time to time. mey are genuine, true, and lull 91 " ' " i'v0Taw y3 0000000009000000000000000000 3 o o o o o o o o The pirate of By RUPERT SARGENT HOLLAND Author of "Tho Count Copyricht, 1008, br J. B. Ltpplncott POOOOOGCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHAPTI'.Il XIX. -(Continued.) Ito'lnry thought. "Tim ixr French workinjfmon. the widows ami orphans, r'io liiid (-nvod ami slaved, pave him ov- firrfhi, n tl,ir ln.fi Im.-niKin ha Irripw hnw o innko money multiply ns no one else 'lid. IIp drew tln'in pictures oi the groin Victories mid store and hotels lie would liuiM I I 1. 1 i ..-itl. fl.it mniinr n ml t.ilil thorn how by mMi:i(r their infinito niltos loetlier tlicy might produce sometning gi gantic. Haw about them loft without a on?" "It wns their own lookout," I tried to artfiie. "Well," snld Rodney, "the right and wrong of this sort of thing lie deep, but It tnrtv ha tlmf n fnnn lina nn ritrlit tt use his own imagination to see for other people; that he can build air-castles only for himself." "IVrhnp.M," I screed; "but, as you say, If hi had sticrci'ded, he would have been a hero." "That's all the difference. However, he didn't, and so he's an outcast." Kodney laughed. "And to think that I've been 'rinflr mv ttfteF tn Infnfi! tlA u-nrul nriark Krvce the market Las known In years." I sat back on niv couch and clnsned mv hands about my knees. What mum we do now?" I asked at length. "Give" him un: deliver his nreolous self nnd bis treasure chest to the blond- hounds." I shook mv head. "No. I rnn't do (hnt. We've been too close together. They may take him, but I can t nave. a hand in it." Kodney fat staring out of the window. 'Well." said he. "I rlon'f ludlovo I an either, though as a broker I see mv dutv plain enoiiL-b. I can't do it. I ! aot do it." We sat silent for some time, each, lntaat his own thoughts. "Ouk'llt we to tell him II. of mo knA.t" Rodney said finally. I was wondering. Perhaps we should, I don't believe n-a ran U'l, but fu ce him and look into those clear black ty os anu near that voice I doubt If there'll be anything to do but keep your mouth it." hut "Yet we must do something," objected odney, "for I must be off for New Yo j two hours from now, to try and ralghten out my losses." , "Suppose we go down and look at him," suggested. "Possibly we can think of miething then. We went down-stairs and looked In the ning-room, the hallway, and Hie kltch l. lu the kitchen we f I IruwHing. We could (ind no trace of I)u- ponceau. I waked Charles and oii..Miin. I ed him. "When did vou laKt - UW ponceau?" Charles rose and pulled a paper frowi s pocket. kl.1 "Only a couple of minutes ago, Mr. 'ellx," ho said, "he cave ma ihla nt ou and told me not to disturb vnn , to ifivn it ti vnn u.lmn ...... ..i.-.i , nil. ' I opened the paper and read it to Rod icy. "My ship has come at limt. t lug on board. I can iret tliora .un.. one eould help me. If you knew all, per- muce you wouiu not wish to help me. "uve sumcitt harm without tak- ng you and the other fitf-tl.A. A i. - - mudemolselle u prny for me. Good-by." i 100K.NJ up at nodnoy in blank amaze ment; and as we stood so, a shot came iroin me ooacii. e turned and made for the stairs. CHAPTER- XX. . From the balconv wo ihi.i . i cv4 m KUWQ- er lying between the beach and the Shift ing Shoal. A loilff-hnnt inu l m - n - u i.. iw water, nd men were hurriedly manning it ui on iu neacn stood UuiKinuceau a pistol la either hand. fr,.nn - dozen of his enemies, who were between hltn and the cottauo. I wm.i.i i ed to his help, but a glance told me that ub umiier was too lar gone for that. ltiiunceau fired aulcklv .ta..ni- wlieoied and ran for th iln,, ti..n... chased him, ploughed Into the sand be- u.im aim. wnizzea past him, but by some miracle failed to hit him- n. .....u.i the nearest sand-wall, and was hidden rwm us. a moment later and wa saw mm appear, nis pistols reloaded, and watched him stand iratn t k. , shoot, lheu again he And for ths next uuua up tne oeacn, and the pursuers, tem porarily tr-yed, were after him It was to bn a running fight, stand and deliver, then hide, until th should ground upon (. beach and the tugmre spring into It. I looked to the boat and prayed that it might come quick ly, but the distance was long, and tbe sea rullled and dioppr. Again Duponooau appeared, and again the enemy were held at bay, and dropped and ducked and dodged as his bullets Hew among them. A moment's stand, and he was hidden In tha next dune, loading, making ready for another dash. It wn l.r..i.i... .1 speechless work. Rodney and I gripped vur kiomi'h, -mil our win, watched and honed and nraved. A cnln tint Ana-rtn m.. '-' .jr w itp on, after him, gaining fast, and again he snot out from the dunes, and, a lone fig ure, fronted and scattered them with hi, Ire. A man wont down with a bullet iu nis leg, anil I Hi ponceau bad gained an other breastwork. Now the boat from the schooner was coming closer In. I caught an agonized glume from IHipuuceau In its direction, then his eyes returned to his foes, and he qs snooting, ducking, and wpiirmlng ln. v mo sano-wau. it was a pitiful chase, like -Siat of a hare by uouiuIh, but it vuiu alKd hej-oic, for the man made a noble quarry, and the hounds were more than fearful of his fire. "He's dowu!" cried Rodney. True, Iuponenu bnd fallen, but on tlio second h won up and ou ng.tin, and now he had found the luiU dune, and he must stand there or dash across I tin unprotected beach. "Come on!" We fkd down the stairs, through the open door, and hard up ths shore. Now we could see another ele ment of danger. Some of the enemy had stolen through tbe pines, and were firing at lupoun-uu down the length of his dune. "lAok !" I muttered. We stopped, breathless, panting, wide-eyed. Iukmi ceau hurst out from the dune, whirled about, fired buck ut the hidden foe. wheel d autJ tkwt at iit tua wlu wort (oUww- lastair at Harvard," etc Company. All rights reserved. ing him up the bench, end, turning, head' ed straight for the Ship. "Run !" I murmured, and Rodney echoed mi: Run. Puponooau, run, and may Heaven help ' I have oen men run, but never as Iu ponceau ran that day. He seemed to skim, almost to fly, across that open space, and behind him came his enemies, no longer firing, no longer cursing, match ing their speed against his frantic (light. The Frenchman nenred the rocks, was on them, was up and ohi inhering over the Ship's side. Then enmo a sharp report, and I could sec Iiupponceau quiver and hang uselessworse thai useless, for he was only half over the vessel's rail. "He's done!" I breathed. Itut as ho hung there Harhara sudden ly appeared beside him ond pulled him inboard, supported him across the dock, and got him as far as the cabin door be fore he collapsed on the boards. Barbara disappeared, and then reap peared with something in her arms. "The chest !" I muttered. "He couldn't forego that!" I saw 1'arbara lift and steady Dupon- ceau on his feet, saw him clutch the box with ono hand, while he held a revolver in the other. He staggered across the deck. "Como on I" I breathed, and we were Off for the Ship. The long-boat wns half way In when a new shout threatened to sound Dunon ceau's deoth-knell. Men came out on the cliff and stood high above him, ready to fire down upon him. There was a ring about hira now enemies on the rocks, on the cliff, and men already scrambling through the water to lay their hands on him. "Look !" cried Rodney. I saw Barbara whisper In Duponceau's ear, saw him straighten up to his full height and fire at the men above him. One bullet ripped into tne ciirr, another shattered an arm. Wre stood now on the rocks, a stone's throw off. Du ponceau looked seaward and gave a cry. With terrible effort, he leaped to the farther rail, raised fclmself to plunge the box still in bis arms Into the sea, and sink or swim to help. He balanced, crouched, and then a clear report and he fell, a leg broken, down Into the waves. His stand was over, the fight done; his enemies had taken him. j A couple of men lifted him from the water and carried him to shore; another man followed with the chest. Rodney and I drew near and looked at hira ; he was conscious, and only his set teeth showed the agony he suffered. "It's over," he said. "The boat was late." Then his eyes lighted on me, and he tried to smile. "Good-by," he mut tered. 'Take my good-by to her." Carefully the men lifted him and car ried him into the pines. "He will live," said Rodney brief) r. and I nodded. It was not for Duponceau to surrender easily, though I wondered if now he would not prefer it so. CHAPTER XXI. The Inn ir boat returned In h m -" ' . " QVUUIIU- er, and In a quarter-hour the latter had vanisnea as snenny as sue bad come. Rodnev and I went on hoard ti. tn, i ' -I'lll J, and found Barbara sitting against the broken mast, her eyes deep with unshed tears of pity. We sat there and talked of uiiponceau s nignc ana capture, "If R hadn't been for the chest, he would have escaped," said Barbara. "His face light ed when he had it In his arms again." It wns some little time after this when Rodney stood up. "I'm going to the club. I have to pack and catch the next train to New York. May I take yon home, Barbara?" a no gin s eyes loosea over at the beach rr&rretfuDv. then mamort nvn, ,u - oi. - " - --- LUC DUlp, standing there afl desolate, lapsing again Into that silence from which It had just been awakened. I saw a certain wistful neas steal Into her eye. "No, Kodney . I don't think I'll go home just yet I'm not In the humor to meet aunt and ths people at the clnb. I'd like to sit here and think a while." "Well," said Rodney, "good-by." He shook hands with her. "Good-by, Felix. If, you ever find this place too lonely for you, come and see me in New York. Things do happen there sometimes, though not such things as here in Alastalr," We shook hands, and I caught a glimpse of some passing regret beneath the smile on the surface of his eyas. As I had watched Dnponcean, I watch ed Rodney disappear into the pines. The cheerful man In tweeds, like the mysteri ous man of tbe sea, had said farewell to tbe beach, but each had left a trace of himself there which I ahonld never for get. I turned back to Barbara. "Ifa all over," she said. "They've all come and gone, and It might have been a dream." Here's tha Ship," I answered, "ridl Ing at anchor, just as she did before." Ihs'. makes It eeero more like a dream," slio said ; "that after all that has happened, the Ship la just the same as on tha first day I found her, and the beach" she turned to face it "Is Just as sunny snd as desolate.' "Yet the pirate came," I answered, "a real ptrata, a lineal descendant of Can- tain Kidd. snd ha hrmmht tna. nd hid It and dug It up again, and fought iiko me uiorougn going gentleman adven turer ho was. Monsieur Pierre Dupon ceau was no ordinary man." "Tell me what you know alxmt him," she couimandad, and settled down, lean ing against the mast. "He was an uncommon man," I began, "but whether an uncommon man becomes a hero or a scapegrace depends upon the luck of time. iHiponceau hnd Ideas that were rar about the heads of most men, Wi'iis tnat some one at a later day mi use to great ends, or which he him might have used so hud ha !.ei. ! lght self iven time. He planned, gathered his cargoes. luuuciMti urn snips in search of the (jo en Fleece, and was ou his way to w ld In mug u wnen a quartering pale drove LI- crnft upon the rocks. Had tha wind vor rd by a needle-point, he might have won. ne was planning to make the poor of France well-to-do; Instead he made them much poorer than they were; and yet those same plans pushed on may succeed when it's too late for tha nonr liiviutir or for hi in. That's about the way it stands." Barbara was silent, her eyes watching the distant glitter of the sea. "There's so much luck In things, Isn't &eir h said fwaiiv. "1 Uka hiu, anyway j I like him for what he tried to do." Tbrn, after a pause: "You were always sure something would hsppea here, weren't you? So wns I. Something had to happen. l)o you suppose he came of bis own fre will, or because we bsd wished so hsrd for an adventure?" "Wishing hard can accomplish almost anything, Fe been told." "What are you foing to do now that everything Is over?" she asked presently. I shook my head disconsolately. "I havs barely yet faced the possibil ity of no more teas on the bvaoh, no more sunsets from the cliff, no more sdventures on the Ship. It's not a very pleasant prospect, is It?" "But the beach and the cliff and the Ship will still be here," she snswered. I followed her gaze roawanl. "A week ago I discovered a curious thing. For years I had lived here and found all the beauty I wanted In watch ing the changing colors of the waves, and the golden glow through the woods, and the dawn pinks of the sand, and yet all of a sudden I found they hnd absolutely vanished, that I couldn't possibly find them any more." I waited, snd finally I caught her low whispered, "Why?" "Something had happened. I couldn't see them alone ; I coifld see them only when some ono else was there to see them, too." She gnve a little sign. "I know; I can understand Just what you mean." "The pines show no more armies, and the Ship gives up no more adventures, unless there Is some one else here to see nnd live them with me." "And," she said slowly, thoughtfully, "if there were some one else, would all these wonders still come?" "Surely, for we would be living them all the time we were together." "Poet!" she sold. "Dreamer I" I waited, fearful and hopeful in one. "And yet I dream, too," she snld at last; "and I think that you have shown me more wonderful things than any one else could." ."Then do you still think," I asked, "that some other roan will come who can show you more?" She would not answer my question. "The man we Imagined came out of the sea and is gone. I feel as if I'd lived years In a fortnight. Dear old Ship, low I hate to leave her !" "Why must you? Why not sail on and on in her forever? Why not set sail in her for the Fortunate Isles? Barbara, will you?" She turned and looked Into my eyes, and I read her answer. So, with Barbara sitting against til mast, our Ship set sail. the ekd. SEATTLE APPRECIATES. lwa Yields to Ita Chavrma, Bat Dm ollnes Its Pecuniary Off are. I wish all of the Ames people could have been here last evening to have eeen the scenery, says a writer in tha Ames, Iowa, Times. I sat up on the rear ambulatory while the tired day sank Into the arms of restful night, when heaven seemed to ebb and then suddenly burst forth with the Btars indescribably bright it seemed like a canopy love bad spread over a sleep ing world. Night la here and darkness seems about to surround us as I re member that we are high above the great city of Seattle and I look upon it to see a million lights, representing every color of the rainbow, and here I sit, apparently suspended between the mechanical lights of earth and the twinkling, winking, blinking stars of heaven each seems to outdo tbe other in beauty, splendor and glory and then I turn my optics toward Puget Sound and then again I am caused to exclaim: "Oh, Jerusalem," for she in all her glory could not present such a pleasing sight There were perhaps thirty-five boats steaming In all direc tions, all lighted up with vari-colored lights, and here the great New York of the west seemed to be not content with progress on earth, but was trying to get through the pearly gates on water. At 12 I laid me down to sleep and slept till the sun (which seemed to have been in hiding just over on the other side of the Cascade Range) was just casting its beautiful rays across the green carpeted earth, conveying light to a happy race of slaves and kissing the crystal dew drops from the meadow's grassy fruit, Just In time to bear the sweet songs of the bluebirds and the chirp of the robins and tha sassy chatter of the blue Jaya as they flit through the interlacing boughs of those fine, stalwart pines in yonder grove, and the cow bells as they clan and clatter on the hillside over there only to be disturbed by the rumble of the heavy trucks as they roll to and fro loaded with every conceivable kind of merchandise for the building of a greater Seattle by the erection if tbe thousands of new homes. Mrs, O'Brien as well as myself Is en joying the very best of health. I walked to reduce my flesh and have succeeded well, coming down from 212 on Feb. 15 to 182 to-day, but I am having all the fun any man can have, walking, bathing, fishing, boating, autolng, etc I have been offered a position in a plaster mill, also a half Interest in real estate firm, and again a per cent Interest in another real estate con cern, in which George Ashford, son of ex-Sheriff Ashford of Story County, is Interested. Also a position with a large hardware concern that employs forty-two clerks, but I don't think I will take it, as I came west to see the sights. llnaty t'orrectloa. Hojax I hear you are engaged old man. Allow me to congratulate you. Tomdlx You didn't hear it quita right, my boy. I'm married. Hojax Oh, I beg pardon. You have my sympathy. Uarrled It Vp. "Didn't you propose to her sooner than you expeotod?" "Yes; but you see, old man, I didn't want to exhaust all my topics of con versation before we were married." Life. f uatlca, "My wife and I always settle our little disputes by arbitration." "And who is the arbitrator.? "My wife, of course." New YoH Times. All Catte Hava. The Dog Tell me the story of yous life. The Maltese Cat Which one? ) have sot nine, you know. FACTS HI TABLOID FORM. Indigo fr.rnlsijts nearly fifty shades of blue. Hnlf of tl:e world's zinc romrt from Prussia. Tho rals of Berlin are till registered nnd wear a tnj. Gcrniri! soli feeds nine-tenths of Get ninny's: people. Irish agricultural apsoelatlons are moving for the Introduction of ad vanced farming appll.incefl. This voir Argentina has 3.3.'0,000 tons of grain nnd flour available for ex-port. The crop. '' C, 000,000 tons, the largest ever. Health Comrnl ionur Darlington es timates that Greater New York had a pupn'd'iiin of 4,122,GR3 on January 1, lfmM. wLMi Is p.n Increase of 137,2oO duiim; 1!0; and there were 4,145 mote llith nnd 6,133 fewer deaths In I'jOS t!:p.n in 1007. Al;:crt I.nns"n, the founder and publisher of Slmpllcisslmus and of the penil-monthly Marz, who died In Munich p. few days ago, was only forty years eld. The cause of his death was on automobile accident. Speaking of hltn, a fellow publisher said: "His wad a iinl'iu'e character, comprising artistic tendencies and business ability and a geniality which made him a gc-neibl favorite." Speaking cf the close of the oyster reason, the Baltimore Sun says that the period : lnce la.it September has been a p. osperous one for the dredg ers. Tho Bun adds: "The crop of t.Ivalvc: this year was large and the (;ur.llty letter than for several sea bin i. In Kpite cf tle warm weather that br.3 prevailed most of the win ter the oystcr3 fattened, the frequent ralii3 having wp.shed enough nutri ment into the water to allow the deni zens of the bay bottom to wax cor. pulcnt." Dr. Johnson compiled this list of rood resolutions on his fifty-first birth day, in 1760: "Resolved, Deo Juvante, ;o combat notions of obligation; to apply to study; to reclaim imagina tions; to consult the resolves on Tet iy's coffin; to rise early; to study re ligion; to go to church; to drink less r.trong ll'iuors; to keep a journal; to oppose laziness by doing what is to be done to-morrow; rise as early aa I can; send for books of history of war; put books in order; scheme of life." Through mistaking another com pound for borax, while working at his trade as a jeweler, David Lamon, of Denver, lias suddenly found himself in possession of the much-sought after inethcl of hardening copper. This ; owdcr, instead of softening the metal, n,s borax does, instantly changed the heated copper into such a degree of firmness that manipulation was Im possible. The tennile strength is in creased and the life of the metal lengthened more than treble. Techni cal World Magazine. For a year or more the Nottingham nchool authorities have provided meals for pupila whose parents were too poor to feed them sufficiently. About fiOO children, representing some 200 families, are now being fed. Arrange ments are made with several restau rants to supply breakfasts, dinners, or both, to children ' showing proper vouchers. Each month approximately 15,000 meals about equally divided be tween breakfasts and dinners are sup plied, costing roundly. $650 about 4 cents a meal. St. Augustine's sermons lasted about eighteen minutes, but In that ancient day it was no uncommon thing to have several at the same service. When two or more bishops were pres ent it was usual for them and the presbyters to preach one after the other, reserving the last place for the highest dignitary. Some consolation, however, was to be found in the fact that applause was permitted and many of St. Chrysostom's sermons were hail 3d with the "tossing of garments and waving of handkerchiefs." A new method of transmitting phot graphs to a distance has recently been devised. ' A gelatine negative is used, in which the picture is formed in re lief. A stylus travels over the un even surface of the negative and oper ates a rheostat in the main line. At the receiving station a luminous ray plays over a sensitized plate, and the Intensity of its light is varied by the rheostat. The reliefs and hollows ol the original are thus reproduced in light and shadow on the sensitized medium, and form the picture. Tbia method of transmitting pictures was recently tried with success on the line between Paris and Lyons. Time brings revenges, even in the timber trude, and an humble conifet long treated with contempt seems, lit erally, to be on the point of getting a rise in the world. "Hitherto tho black spruce," says the Dundee Adver tiser, "has been despised by our few British foresters as of meager com mercial value, the yellowish timber being soft and easily indented, though very light und long of grain. It has lately been discovered that, by vlrtui of the last named two qualities, this tree furnishes by far the best wood for aeroplanes. As yet the black spruce has rnrely been planted by out tylvlcultuilsts save for ornament or fhelter." Mere t!:an 100,000 children of school age aie annually laid prostrate by the three preventable diseases of diphthe ria, tuberculosis and scarlet fever, and 0,000 of these illnesses terminate fa tally. In diphtheria and scarlet fever, the Infection generally passes from pupil to pupil in the early stage ol the disease, which only medical in spection can detect. Over 15,000 casei of contaplous eye diseases were found In the New York City school in ons. year, and 63,000 other children were excluded for various transmissible ailments ranging from diphtheria U whociilng-cough. In Philadelphia about 10,000 of the school attendants durlnf the year are excluded at some time, because of diseases which menace the health cf their associates. Technical T'orld Magazine. Tnlklna- Arnnoil. Here U a game to test your In genuity. One player must stand in a circle of others and ask some one. "What do you know about the moon?" He need not necessarily say the moon, he can choose any subject he wants to, but we will suppose, to Il lustrate the game, that that is what he has chosen. Tho first player answers for instance, "The moon is made of green cheese." Whereupon the questioner asks the next person, "What do you know about green cheese?" "I know Is Is eaten with crackers," that' person answers. "What do you know about crackers?" he asks the next one. "I know they are baked in au oven," Is the reply. "What do you know about ovens?" falls to the next. "I know they are blackened with stove polish," Is the answer. "And what do you know about stove polish?" Continues the questioner. "I know it is blacker than silver polish," is the response. Now we have probably come to lie last player, and in his answer he must bring the conversation back to the subject It started from, in this case the moon. If he cannot do this before the questioner counts ten, lie loses, and must be questioner himself. In this particular case when asked what he knows about silver polia'j, we will hope he has presence of mind enough to answer "I know It makes things bright as the moon." With the next round the questioner should begin somewhere else in the circle so that the same perscyi naed not finish the game. Tha Tragedy. My doll is broken ! Annbel, my doll ; The very best and dearest one of all. She had such lovely eyes, so big and blue, And she could open them and shut them, too. And then her hair was such a curly brown, I'm sure she was the prettiest doll in town. And it was I who broke her ! I myself Vi'ho knocked her down from off the nur sery shelf. If I'd been careful, as I oiiftkt to be, hi never would have happened, don't you see? Her own dear mother let her bveak her head. feel so bad that I wish I were dead ! Blary'a Apron. "Mary, your apron grew on a tree. Yes, it did!" repeated seven-year-old Jlnimle, laughing at his slster'3 re proachful look. "I saw my mother make it," said alary, taking up one corner of the 4alnty muslin apron and looking at it tarefully. "The stuff it is made of grew on a little tree that looks just like our blush-rose tree," insisted Jlmmle. "Aunt Ethel has a book full of pic tures about It.' Come and see!" and taking Me rj- by the hand, Jlmmle trot ted out to the piazza where Aunt Ethel was sewing. "Aunt Ethel, did the stuff my apron Is made of grow on a little tree like a rose bush?" asked Mary, eagerly. Aunt Ethel took hold of the muslin and then nodded smilingly. "Yes, my dear," she said, "your apron is made of cotton, and cotton grow s on a plant. It is the fruit of a plant" "Well, I didn't know doth grew!" said the little girl. "I will tell you about it," said Aunt Ethel, lifting Mary luto he lap. "Then when you hear about cotton cloth and cotton thread you will know just what it means." "Does thread grow, too?" , "See," said Aunt Ethel, holding up the apron, "this c'.oh Is made of hun dreds of fine threida. So you see the thread Is really made first." "Tell her about the cottouplant," said Jlmmie. "Some day," went on Aunt Ethel, "you and Jlmmle will go to South Carolina; and Instead of fields of grass you will see fields of cotton. If it be in July, all the cotton-plants will show a round fruit about as big as a walnut. In August, when this fruit haa ripened, it bursts open, and then out come lovely white fluffs of lint. And this white lint is cotton. "It is all picked from the plant and cleaned, and then the white strands are spun Into thread, and then the thread is woven into cloth, and your mother buys the cloth and cuts Mary out an apron and sews it with fine cotton thread, and here it Is!" "There!" said Jlmmle. "I told you that your apron grew upon a little tree." "Who picks the cottou lint?" asked Mary. "Negro boys and girls," said Aunt Ethel. "I most go and tell mother about cotton," said Mary, slipping down from Aunt Ethel's lap. "Perhapa she will set out some cotton-plants and we can raise our own cloth." But Aunt Ethel shook hjr JjJ4.i "No," she said, "it has to be a wry warm climate for cotton to grow in, and a great deal of sunlight. Your mother cannot raise cotton here." "Well," said Mary, thoughtfully, "we can ralwe lovely roses. Mother is at work now in the rose-garden, and I am going to tell her about my apron. Which do you think - is best, Aunt Ethel, roses or cotron?" "What do you think?" asked Aunt Ethel. "Roses," answered Mary. "Cotton, of course," declared Jlm mle. Youth's Companion. Why (he Kettle Sin. Do you know why a kettle "sings" when the water is boiling? It's like this. When the water be gins to get hot little bubbles form at the bottom of the kettle and rise to ward the top until they hurst. At first they burst only a little way from the bottom, but as the water gets hotter and hotter they rise high er and higher. At last, when the water Is boiling, they burst right on the surface hun dreds of them, one right after another and it Is the noise of their continu ous bursting which makes the sound we call "singing." "I'oolacnp" Paper. The particular sized sheet of papei which is called "foolscap" was so named because a favorite watermark on it used to be the figure of Britan nia supporting a cap of liberty on a pole. This cap, of course, looks like a dunce's cap. KILLS 20,000 Til EES IN PAB.K. Ptrantte A boreal Disease Active in Greater New York. That the strange tree disease for which the government has vainly tried to find a cure, and which has been devastating forests in the east, has de stroyed 20,000 trees in Forest Park, was stated yesterday by Park Com missioner Kennedy, of Brooklyn, th9 New York Times says. Of the trees which have succumbed. 16.000 were chestnuts. Not only has tho disease greatly damaged the forest of the park, but it has deprived the Bmall boys of east New York and Richmond Hill of a joy which has come to them each fall that of -picking chestnuts in the park. Every chestnut tree in the 535-acre tract has been killed. The once dense forests of Forest Park, which is on the high ridge above Jamaica avenue, at the Brooklyn borough line, now present a sad sight to lovers of nature. Everywhere once stately and beautiful chestnuts stand gaunt and lifeless against the green of other trees, like ghosts of the for est. Many have been felled by the woodhien, but thousands still stand, naked and gray and dead, where oaks and maples and birches display the 7 green glory which spring has brought to them. "We (Hoovered that this scourge was attacking the trees in the parks five years ago," said Commissioner Kennedy yesterday. "We did every thing possible to arrest the spread of the disease, but there seemed to be no cure. It attacks .the trees inside the bark, and there is apparently no way of treating them." Two months ago the commissioner called the attention of the board of estimate to the destruction and asked for an appropriation of $50,000 to re move the dead trees and try to save the living one3. The money, however, was not appropriated. Commissioner Kennedy wants to replace the dead trees with young trees, using part of the secured appropriation for that purpose. Last year 1.400 bllehted chestnuts were cut down in Prospect Park and young trees planted in their places. A Had Man. Herman Whltaker wrote a story o. the Tehuantepec rubber plantation. Guadaloupe, the mandador on one, plantation at which Mr. Whltaker stayed, was informed that he was to be one of the characters in his story, "He never failed to question me each day as to the things I had made hira do In the story,," said Mr. Whltaker. "When one morning I informed him that I had killed him off, he expressed great surprise. "'Porque, senor, porque?' '"Because you are a bad man. Gua- daloupe.' Which was perfectly true. I, senor, he questioned, greatly surprised. " 'SI. Guadeloupe, you are bad. Think of how many men you have killed, ac cording to your own count." He thought for awhile, then looked up with a humorous smile. 'Oh. well! Did I put up a good fight?' " You bet you did, Guadaloupe.' "Whereupon eyebrows and shoulders went up in a shrug. 'Bueno! Bueno! Then it ees all right.' "St. Louis. Post-Dispatch. Isn't It a Fact That a cavalryman unhorsed is thi most easily cowed? That one can show his temner onlv. after he has lost It? That a contractor should be caller! upon to expand a house? That no young man ever rose ran- Idly till he had settled down? That the plow must be soiled befora the soil can be plowed? That a susceptible fellow Is hardest hit by the softest glances? That in everything (excent bas- ball) you must strike out to make a hit? That many students cannot Htate bald facts without splitting hairs? That the papers often refer to a man's double life as a singular ca reer? Success Manazine. The Ill-nil) Kinlulner. "Why," asked the customer, suspi ciously, "do you put so many little berries under the top layer of big ones? "That." answered the affable grocer, "Is done so that o can get more of them Into a box.' Washington Star. l'rtifltt by Kxperleuee. She (wla a pout) A man always reats his second wife better. He l blandly I After a man has been ouce stung with a balky horse ne uses more intelllgenae In plckjng out aaothjr. Jye.