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DAKOTA 0TZ. ITCH. Few Amerlians have ri.icn thau the Wiiglit brothers. higher Castro has discovered the vanity of MuITlng when tho other fellow knows your hand. The late Henry H. Rogers was only about half as wealthy as yo" thought tittn and probably not half so bad. A poet has Just died In Denmark leaving $1,000,000. We presume he dallied with the Muses as a side Issue. Let Jt be Bald for the preachers that they have not as yet begun performing inarrlnge ceruiionles with Jokers con cealed In them. When the Sultan of Turkey dies twenty-three guns will be lired. Amer ican slang must have penetrated the Moslem Empire. Evolution which slowly removes all physical members or organs that are outgrown ought to get busy with the Vermiform appendix. "Does the world owe tho poet a liv ing?" asks the Literary Digest. Let m see. It was either a living or a killing, we have forgotten which. Orvllle Wright says that an airship la as safe a mile up as it Is ten feet up. Safer, doubtless. The air Is much purer and there ,are fewer disease terms. The Hon. Mehmed V. Is beginning to talk as If he were laboring under the Impression that he ought to do some thing for the purpose of earning his alary. An Atlanta paper prints a recipe half a column long for happiness. We caa give an effective recipe that can be put Into one line: "Let her have all the clothes she wants." It Is alleged that an Ohio man re cently coughed up three carpet tacks. He must have gwallowed them. Even the most careless surgeon would hard ly sew carpet tacks Inside of a man. Whlttler, down to date, la the only man who expressed unalloyed pleasure At being snowbound. But Whlttler Vaa not Bhut up In an accommodation train with only one sandwich between him and Omaha. The dispatches state that Colonel ftoosevelt's rhinoceros was "bagged" on Sunday. Of course, If a rhino comes into the yard on Sunday and tries to get a chicken or something, It la not Wrong to shoot at It One of the doctors announces that nobody can hope to be healthy with out eating plenty of hard food and though meat that requires much cheer ing. Sometimes it seems as It mny et the doctors ought to be writing hu morous stuff deliberately Instead of merely unconscously. Farmers no longer have excuse for sot knowing their business that Is, those few farmers who are Ignorant at It for a "Cyclopedia of American Agriculture" In four volumes has late ly been published, which. It Is an nounced, "tells both what to do on a (arm and how to do It" The truth la that the natural boy Is a born player. He plays to grow, and plays with all his heart. He minds his Instincts at the time when they are strongest, and he Is less likely to overplay In his earliest days than he Is yearB afterward. It will be time enough to steer htm away from base- ball when some other game arrives with at least an equal call to mental and bodily agility. Neither In scholarship nor In fitness for the business of life does the prod- act of the great colleges of the pres ent: day compare with the graduates turned out from the little colleges of a generation ago. Then, It Is true, the boy with the diploma was often too Huffed with Latin and Greek and philosophy to be much of a practical man; now he knows a little about manners, more about clothes, some thing about "grinds," "peache" and "profs," but the sumum bonum of his knowledge relates to drop kicks and line bucking. The old type was bet ter, because, though Impractical, he bad a trained mind and was Inured to discipline, whereas the new prod uct has gotten most of his training In the ways of a good time. in a recent, epeecn inr. Tart pro voked a laugh by suggesting Ironically that his audience read the Congres sional Record. It Is unfortunate that, owing to Its bulk and cost, the Record Is not a popular magazine, for only through the Record can the Intelligent citizen understand fully the acts of Congress and the beliefs and abilities of Individual Congressmen. Our news papers. In this day of tabloid report Ing and picturesque summaries, would do well to give more spuco to reprints of important passages from the Rec ord, or cite to require thetr own re porters to bend exact reproductions of tho more (significant debates. The Eng liih papers give a much betttr accouut of the proceedings of Parliament than our papT3 give of the deliberations of Conpress. The English papers "re port" Parliament ; our papers talk aVout Congiess and strive to give orig inal news, much of which, like orig inal (.polling, has only Its originality to reco:iiiuend It. Lord llosebery. ex-premier, inudo a jtrave, eloquent titid alarmist speeck to j a Lcotloa roi;;res of Journalists a ihorl time sb'j. The outlook In Eu ropf, be declared, was ouliious and even appalling. 'Tlu preparations for var ee:y'. l.t'io v. era on a tremendous erj'.j, an J Utile L'ugiand was being .re.:se-J liasd to defend her liberties as vi il as t!8 ll.U'rt'es of her colonies iictoji tho seas. She would go on building war snips as long as she had a shilling to spend, but would that be enough? Would that avert the dan ger of resctlotiT Kurope is 'rattling herself into barbarism," and tho gre.it question Is how that calamity can be avoided. Theie are few observers In Kurope who will Indorse this disheart ening view of the situation or outlook. The frenzied naval competition spells terrific waste, but It iloc3 not spell barbarian). Even the Dost 'militant champions or blg-n.ivyl.sni loudly dir.- pov aggiesslve designs. Peace and protection of commerce aro every where the deriaiert objects of the ele ments opposed to limitations of arma ments or budgets, (iermany fears British control of pll foreign trade. but every one of her responsible states men denies thnt she Is pi (-paring for war. France Is determined to keep tho peace and has given up all notion of "revanche." It Is deeply to be re gretted that tho powers cannot agr9 cn a sensible plan of armament limi tation, but nothing will be gained In tho end by exaggeration and pessim ism.. Barbarism? Old-age pensions, insurance against unemployment and sickness and accident, the progress of education, science and industry., the of constitutionalism and democracy, popularization of the arts, the marcu of constitutionalism and democracy, the growing power of public opinion me increasing influence or woman these arid other features of our age are hardly to be regarded as fore runners of barbarism. In fact, It Is the pressure of the great lower anl middle classes for social and political reforms that will eventually force the governments of Kurope to take up In earnest the question of economy In military and defense expenditures. Panics come and panics go, but the movement for economic amelioration, for the prevention of misery and dis eases, for the equalization of oppor tunity, proceeds unchecked. The forces of civilization are too strong In any part of Europe to make re barbarlzatlon even a remote possibll-ity- THE SOUL OF MUSIC. Tho literary man was unhappy. He was not a great and successful literary man, who could afford a whole house, and within the limits of his flat quiet was nioro than a matter of comfort; It was a matter of bread and butter. Over his head was a studio that had been occupied be a Quiet painter. But now the painter had gone to Europe There was a now neighbor In the stu dio. And the day before, with a hor ror that amounted almost to illness, the literary man had beard the tuning of a piano. He sat at his desk and looked at a blank sheet of paper. Try as he might, there were no thoughts in him; he was waiting nervously for the piano to begin operations. Presently there came a knock at his door. He laid down his Impotent pen and admitted a visitor. She was a pleasant-looking young woman, and her nrst words startled him. "I have come about my piano," sh said, hesitatingly. "I am your new neighbor, you know." Yea," said the literary man. "Won t you sit down?" I understand," she continued, "that you do a lot of writing down here, and I thought, 1 was afraid my piano " "I heard it being tuned," he replied gravely. . "And these ceilings are so low, too," she went on. "That is why I cams. I thought perhaps we could make some arrangement about houra, don't you know. I expect to be painting during the mornings." "That is me time l write." be re plied. "It Is the time when er muslo Is moHt distracting." "Then if I promise not to play till afternoon?" "You will lift a ton off my soul." he said, smiling. "A real ton. I am always out In the afternoon. And In the evening " The young woman ioouea at him a little mischievously. "Do you think you can stand it In the evening, sometimes?" she asked, her hand on the doorknob. "I shall enjoy it, he nodded. "It will remind me of the only person I ever met who applied the ethics of Christianity to life In an apartment house." "But what is the use of the ethics of Christianity," said his new neigh bor, "If one doesn't apply them?" And the door closed behind her. The literary man went back to his desk, and now he had thoughts to put on his blank paper. But U was not until evening, when he Bat before his fire with a book and heard his neigh bor settle herself at the piano, that the look of worry entirely vanished with the first few notes that came down to him. "I suspected as mucn, he mur mured. "She knows how to play." Ilia Kfforla Watd. Lecturer on Art Before I sit down t shall be happy to answer any ques tions that any of you may wish to ask. Gentleman (In audience) I have enjoyed the lecture much, sir, and have understood It all except a few technical terms. Will you please tell me what you mean by the words per spective, fresco and inlckle-anjelo? (Lecturer sits down discouraged.) Chicago Tribune. ( Milk. a liutltlnif Kluld. Milk wua highly prised as a bath ing fluid by the oxidants. The women of Nero's household performed their ablutions In usses' milk, and this val ued promoter of beautiful complexions was always used by the lovely Em- pre! Popaca. Nowadays milk Is too expensive to wasto In file bath-tub, aud modern beauties content themselves with a teacupful in a bauln wherein their faces may be laved. Among other high rollers we have the elevated tialns. Men wno Know themselves are olVtM. suspicious of others. H AW.iry I rv ii lit ( 1 1 1 mm I ii t Jiii I i i j i i m u i j Opinions of A A S5 MONEY TO BURN. ROM every speculative pit in the country coiner, the report that money la easy. Money Is easy, of course, when It U abun dant, and when the big gamblers can bor row It at cheap rates of interest While tho use of niony may be had at nominal cost in the centers of speculation, it is Vi ; r, Ti noticeable that most commodities are high and that le Kltlmnte business Is not wholly satisfactory. Men In terested In productive enterprises do not always find iroticy enry. If mony and credit were as cheap to them h.i they ore to the manipulators of stocks, grain and cot ton, there would he no regular weekly report of the Increasing movement of currency from the Interior to New York. Money accumulates here because there Is a demand for It In rpccuUition and 1 ecause, In theory at least it cannot be improved to advantage In business. To what exien'. country blinker:- opeiily discriminate against pro ductive enterprise, pnylPK high rates of interest in favor of a betting j-.atiio in which tho returns for the use of money are only nominal can be Imagined, but not ex actly determined. It mut.t be large. Under these con ditions li may be well for those who are Inclined to look Into the nature of things to Inquire whether the prosperity which all are necking and many signs of which nre vlt-iMe has bten sought In the right place. There Is nothing substantial In speculation. In compari son with the genuine activities of labor and capital It Is as a bubble to a battleship. If prosperity Orst shows Itself crazy In speculation, with the financial resources ef the country largely devoted to the game, some one Ehould make an Inspection of Its foundational New York World. THE GOULD DIVORCE HE Gould divorce caBe, rafiloui: nrffflvnirnnnjl B I luhlrates the exceeding a B , , f. r- . i .. j (limine me, duihj 11 wua m aiuipie iilu she led a Ufa whose one aim was doing as she pleased, without reason and by mere animal Instinct. We can concelvo of nothing simpler than the essential facta of this exist ence. The details of money-spending may gild them t certain eyes.' But they cannot conceal Jthem. In order to experience the most elementary of human emotions there was necessary an annual expenditure which seems a fortune to tho average man. Not only that. The appetite grew by what it fed on. Each year Mrs. Gould's doing what tshe pleased became more cost ly. The thought was father to the purchase dress, Jewels, lind. whatever caprice suggested. This reckless Indulgence becomes almost grotesque when one thinks of Mrs. Howard Gould's early circum stances. There was a time when a couple of thousand a year would have been affluence for her. Now she finds berself unable to exist on less than 9120,000 a year. SInalo Eaar Find. Have you ever tried to find a favor ite song among 1C0 or 200 sheets of ether music? If you have you know that the mythical pas time of locating a needle In a haystack Is a com parative task. Now comes a New York man with a sheet music cabi net that solves the diffi culty. This cabinet la a three-sided affair, re- MU8ic cake, volvlng on a stationary stand. The compartments for tho mu sic are arranged In the form of steps and hold the sheets In a vertical posi tion with the titles of each showing above the titles of those below. In such a stand several hundred pieces of music may be kept without confusion and any one can be found at a glance. To facilitate matters the sheets may be kept In alphabetical order or the vocal and Instrumental music can be separated or both methods may be used In conjunction. Such a cablet is convenient for uso both nt home ind In music stores or conservatories, Aid for Nemiiatreaae. One of the most difficult feats to per form on a sewing machine Is to sew a ttralght line. Ordinarily any little deviation Is not no ticeable, but In the caso of a hem or tuck the slightest Irregularity Is ap parent. At this point a Philadel phia man comes to machine OAUtiK. the rescue with a device for gauging the width of a hem or tuck to a nicety and assuring two perfectly straight lines. This device consists of a scale attachment which projects atross the bed plate of a sew FATE OF SOME PINS. rii IMaapprrniie of at I. mat m Kfw TUonaanda Accounted I'or. "It's au old question, What becomes of all the pins? and I wouldn't under take to tell what becomeii of all of them: but," said a young woman who had Just had her new spring coat fit ted, "1 can toll you what becomes of some of them. "Tho litter uses many pins In pin ning up seams. She may carry about with her a big cushion stuck full of pins, handy to get at, or she may have a paper of pins hanging down from her belt, and when she fits she flndu use for many pins. "he plus aud pins and pins, and sometimes In reaching fer a pin or In pinning or In taking pins ulie drops on.. But she doesn't stoop to pick that pin up, for that would be a waste of time aud effort; she simply lets that plu He where it fell and reaches te her cushion or the paper of ptas that she carries for another, aud ae Great Papers on Important Subjects. She thus Illustrates tho truth of the old adage: "Pat a beggar on horseback and he will ride to the devil." It requires apparently a clear head for one who sud denly acquires the knowledge of extravagance to ra fraln from exercising It. The sudden millionaire Rr.rl tho sudden millionairess are exposed to the temptation of their own weakness, and often succumb. The Individ ual who has mode the fortune, with toll nnd trouble und bloody sweat, Is usually of a different type. The danger Is he mny go too far In the opposite direction. But Mrs. Gould's plenteous caprices point a broader moral. They are In a sense symptomatic. Her passion for extravagance after the season of nioderate means, the growth of ber desires with their temporary gratifi cation, Illustrate a national as well as an Individual tendency. Chicago Inter Ocean. T 4-year-old son requires not less than $15,750 a year to live on. The youthful James E. Martin Is to be commiserated. The greatest Inherited good fortune that could have ceme to him would have been the obligation to earn his living In the sweat of his brow like the vast ma jority of mankind. As It is, he grows up in the knowl edge that he need not work unless he wants to. Few boys have the spiritual stamina to withstand the ener vating tendencies of having so much money to spend. If the enjoyment of an Income entirely dispropor tionate to the actual need of the youngster should be deferred until the attainment of his majority, It would be a different matter, though even then the wisdom of giving a young man a sum many times larger than he would probably be earning is more than questionable. But to put $15,000 a year In the hands of a mere baby is downright folly. Philadelphia Public Ledger. CASH with Its details of anrl A immi no t 1.M1 II. costliness of the t . i .. 1 1 really serious. It has passed beyond tho realm of the nerve specialists, and must now be handled by the great and patient practitioners who understand acute mental disorders. Germanophobla cannot be laughed away or pooh-pooed. It can be eradicated only by persevering ' and cautious treatment and by giving It time to run tta course. Cleveland Plain Dealer. lng machine and In the line of feed. This attachment, which la in the form of a thin bar divided Into Inches and fractions thereof, has openings along it for screws, by which it Is fastened to the plate. When a half-Inch hem Is needed the bar Is set to that dis tance from the needle and by keeping the edge of the material to the mark on the scale, 4he width of the hem can be kept consistent with the accuracy which ouly a mechanical device as sures. No Need to I.lfk Btainpa. The moistening of stamps with the tongue is not only an unpleasant prac tice. In cases where a great many stamps are to be affixed, it Is an un healthy one. Ev ery clerk who has many letters to stamp has a wet sponge on his or her desk for that purpose, but a Cal ifornia man has licks' the stamp recentiy de8lgned a big improvement on this simple ex pedient. This dovlce Is a combined stamp-sticker and envelepe-sealer which moistens the stamps, feeds them out as they are needed, pastes them to the envelope and seals it. The con trivance consists of a long handle member with- a trough in which a atrip of stamps is placed. Near the lower end Is tho moistening pad, sup plied from a water chamber below It At the end is a roller which by Us rotation feeds the stamps out and pastes them fast after they have pass ed over the molstener and come out beyond the handle. Reaching out from the side of the handle Is an extension of the roller, which Is used to seal the envelopes. In the course of a day the floor or a fitting room gets littered with pins. "And then does somebody at the end of the duy when they straighten things cut pick up these pins aud save them? No. It wouldn't pay. It would take time to pick them up, and time, labor, costs money. It is cheaper to buy H9W pins than It would be to pick and save those pliw that have been dropped. "So these dropped pins are not pick ed up. they are simply swept out with the rest of the litter, and that Is the lost of them: There must be hun dreds of fitting rooms, and they would account for the disappearance of at least a few thousands of pins dally." The Heallnr of I'uema. "It Isn't out of pUico to speak of a girl us a 'poem' these days." "Just so." "Providing she is wearing one of those waste-bKaket hats." Birming ham Age-Herald. How a nice old fashioned woman does love te see children eatl 1 --3 s ' "I-.-'.-I'. .:V . '-: HOW MUCH DOES A BOY NEEDP HE young people about to marry who write to the papers In their anxiety to know whether a thousand a year is enough for two to live on will read with Interest the announcement that the referee on a peti tion of a New York widow for "support and maintenance" has decided that her QUIETING ENGLAND'S NERVES. NGLAND has stopped her hysterical shriek ing, and now look3 out upon the world with the unreasoning, terrific stare of a mad woman. She has, half In fun, made a bugaboo, and, now that It is built, she is' frightened out of her five senses by tho horror of her own creating. The case is TREMENDOUS OIL WELL PUSH. California. Gainer Dreaka Through K.lwkt-Foot Cap of Cement. The breaking out of the great Palmer well in Cat canyon, San'.a Maria, after being shut In for some two weeks while the great sumpholes and' tanks were being emptied again draws attention to that great wonder of California, the Los Angeles Times says. So big Is this gusher that the east ern oil man's mind seems Incapable of grasping It. The well was capped by an enormous block of solid cement eight feet In height, placed right over the top of the pipe. The pressure upon this was reckoned at some 400 pounds to the inch. The well broke loose on Friday evening, according to the dispatches. That it should have lifted the huge block seems incredible. It was an ticipated on Thursday that this would be removed In a day or two, and prep arations were then on for that event, which was looked forward to with au tlcipatlon all over the vast field. Quite a few in the older district and In town were keeping posted with a view to going in automobiles eighteen to twen ty miles to sea it start again. The Oil City Derrick, the organ of Pennsylvania oil, that lays claim to being a special authority on the In dustry but which never reaches be yond Oklahoma, recently declared flat ly that It was impossible for state ments published about this well to be true, as, for instance. It insists that a flow of 4.000 barrels dally through a four-Inch pipe Is beyond belief. Tho Derrick's statement simply arouses de rision among those who know the facts, for what It declares Impossible is known to all to be actually short of literal truth. The Palmer has earthen sumpholes for some 40,000 barrels, two completed steel tanks of 10,000 capacity each and two others of like size nearly finished The quantity of sand that comes with the oil Alls the storage In a few months to depths of ten to twelve feet, The shut-down was to get an opportu nity of cleaning the sumpholes, so they could be utilized as well as to get rid of the oil. The ttreateat Wealth. is there airy compensation In monej for a starved, stunted, dwarfed mind? Can lauds and houses, stocks and bonds, pay a man for living a nar row, rutty, sordid life? How much money would match the wealth of a trained mind, of unfolded posslblll ties? la the capacity for the appre ciation of the meaning of life, of the lessons 41 f civilization, worth no more than orle'8 bread and butter and roof Can any one conceive of greater pos sessions than an Intellect well t Kilned and disciplined, than a booad, deep full orbed aiid responsive to all beauty, all good? Orisou Swett Mar- den In Success Magailne. Plret Thought. "I see by the papers." said the head of the family to his wife, "that Mr, Roosevelt has Just shot In Africa I hitherto unknown animal, half like i giraffe and half like something els "I know what it is." shoutod little Tommy: "It's one of them nature fakers." Ilaltlmore American. We have noticed that statements the effect that work Is always butter than Idleness, usually retur te awn IMMIGRANTS LANDING AT ELLIS ISLAND. r 1, j .... ., - . , . t . ' . -.;.:. v. r ' - j i - v : : - :;' t ; v., : . - , V'. wrv --' a l r : . , Immigrants landing at Ellis Island ing examination, and during their compulsory Btay at the government sta tion are ticketed like convicts; in prison. Many pitiful aights are witnessed' at the Immigration station. Transferred to government ferries from the. ocean steamships, each man and woman carries his baggage tied up li bundles. Those who pass the examination and are admitted are ha,ppy lit the thought that all their cares have been left behind. Others, dishearfc ened, are turned back to Europe. . r k Legal Information The United States Circuit Court In Allen-West Commission Company vs. Grumbles, 161 Federal Reporter, 46f, In deciding on the liability of a hnar rled woman to garnishment by' her husband's creditors, where the origin al action was Instituted under section 379 of Kirby's Digest against the hus band says the decisive question is whether a personal Judgment can be rendered against her, and decides that it cannot be and that the proceedings should not be maintained. Defendants left some large gas pipes lying In a position to be easily moved by children. In an action to recover for the death of a child killed by one of the pipes rolling over him, the cause of the accident was held to be the act of leaving the gas pipes In tho street and was referred to by the St. Louis Court of Appeals in O'Hara vs. Laclede Gaslight Co., 110 South western Reporter, 642, as a "death trap for children playing upon the street," In rendering Judgment for plaintiff. In Conner vs. Skaggs, 111 South western Reporter, 1132, wherein one daughter had been discriminated against by a parent because her mar riage did not please him, the Missouri Supreme Court, speaking by Judge Lamm, finds from the evidence that there was no undue Influence or lack of testamentary capacity, and there fore affirms the Judgment of the lower court against the contestant hut adds this Interesting bit of advice to the other heirs: "There is inferential evidence, as we see it, that the mother, when the hand of death rested heavily on her, left an injunction that the more fortunate children and grand children of Joseph Skaggs may find lasting happiness in remembering and obeying an injunction meaning that they should see to It that the unbend ing rigor of their father's will should be tempered with equity and mercy. The enforcement of that tender and solemn Injunction lies far beyond the Jurisdiction and domain of earthly courts, but, peradventure, it Is none the less a proper subject of judicial comment and Judicial hope." EUROPE AS A WOMAN SEES IT. It la Like m Department Store at Which Ilai-tf aln Day Xevtr Kada. Europe represents to the American woman a great shoplpng center, a de partment store, at which It 1s always bargain day. Armed with the neces sary funds, however much she may have steeled herself against yielding to temptation, she is soon Indulging in a perfect orgy of delightful shopping. "For things were so cheap, my dear," she confesses to a friend after return lnm home, "it would have been a sin to leave them!" If the traveler sails on a Mediter ranean steamer, a route proving popu lar for spring traffic, her shopping be gins beforo she Is even landed at Na ples; for most of the large liners touch at Gibraltar, which picturesque little Beaport, as everyone knows, Is a cos mopolltan town where one can "pick up" all sorts of fascinating souvenirs in the byways that resamble the streets of Cairo at our fairs. Then somes Naples Naples of flow ers and songs, Naples of the blue wa ters and the pink coral. Every littls window Is filled with coral, from the cold white beads or the palest blush tints to the rose and deep reds of pend ants and chains. Veil pins, hatpins and brooches are offered at every. Btreet corner aud every church door. The shopper begins her first bargaining when she finds that the longer she hesltatnj the lower will be the price. Rome is the magazine of antiquities antiquities ancient and modern, an tiquities dug up from among tho old ruins, or antiquities manufactured around the corner. And what does it matter, so long as your purchase Is beautiful, and the caressing voice of the shopkeeper assures madame that she Is getting one of the few real old 1 are compelled to undergo a search treasures aud for a price holy Ma donna! he could never part with it. were it not for tho little ones at home.. The Roman cameos are very lovely,, and no one leaves Rome without a string of Roman pearls, puro and. creamy In color and defying the un skilled eye to tell theirl from the real pearls. The Roman scarves and silk reflect the Italian skle3 and flowers in their hues and will brighten the whlto lawn next summer and let people know "we've been to Italy." The Delin eator. SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE. Merchanta In the United Stn- Full to Vnderatand the Condition. Some writers on commercial sub jects assert that our merchants and manufacturers do not wish to build up trade In Spanish-American countries. It Is argued that they have more busi ness than they can attend to, or that they prefer to expand trade that has been already established in other quar ters. We do not quite believe this, but it is undoubtedly true that Ameri cans have not so far been willing to take the trouble to enter Into new re lations, especially when they involve a departure from our time-honored customs. In order to sell our wares to the Central and South American republics It is necessary to adjust ourselves to. their demands, says the New York Sun. In the first place we have- to agree' to the system of annual settle ments; next we must send them the kind of goods they want; finally we must use Just such packages as they require. Almost everybody from Mex ico to Patagonia does business on the basis of annual settlements. This is a necessity created by their environment and cannot be changed by our dictum. The vast distances between the port of entry and the Inland towns and vil lages among which the goods are ulti mately distributed, the dearth of rapid communication, and other causes, have consplred to fortify the system until1 it has become a part of the people's: life and cannot be uprooted. It is as good a system as any other when one has grown accustomed to It, and It is. idle in this day and generation to talk of any other. The small merchants, cannot settle with the Importers until they collect the money due them, an this is practicable only when their customers have realized usual crops and produce. The annual settlement, therefore, Is a permanent institution, and any trade we establish in those lands must be primarily based upon It Should Rank aa a Science. M. Alfred Binet, of Paris, the fa mous professor of psychology, admits, that, after devoting himself for a long period to the study of palmistry, he has come to the conclusion that it ought in the future to rank aa a sci ence. M. Binet has made several re markable experiments and now has. no hesitancy iu saying that bands, most decidedly speak. The professor has adopted the following views: Hands, by their shape, size and for mation, reveal the qualities of the lntelllgence and the character. The harmony between the' fingers, and the palm Indicates the balance ot mind. Heavy, Ill-shaped fingers, slow in tellect. Very long fingers, mania, vague and restless mind. Short, thick fingers, violence. Im pulsiveness, lack of reflection. Pointed fingers, idealism, dreami ness (if the palm is long), conceit, selfishness (if the palm is square). Fingers rather square at the end. vivacity, activity, temper, great Intel lect (ir nana is on the whole formed). veil One Work the Other. "Do you think the lawyer for tho dfTense can pump that witness?" "Yes, If he knows how to handle her." Baltimore American. It la our h'.ea that wives worry too mini.; very few husbands are stelen. nn.l tlico that aro seciii hardly worth worry. If you want to make a man very angry, get some one to pray for him.