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DAKOTA CITY, NIB. JohnH. RiaM, Publlahef A setting hen may be a loafer, but he gets results. , "We can usually struggle along with out most of the things we want. Trutfi la stranger than fiction that ia to say, more of a stranger. Well, there's one comfort nobody is asking, "Is It hot enough for you?" The ultimate consumer has at lairt keen located. He Is the dog that ate Cook's shoes. It language was given to us to clothe fcur thoughts, It's too bad there are bo vaoy misfits. One of the things a man can't un derstand Is why his enemies seem to have so many friends. Until the earth gets softer aero- alaning is hardly likely to become as aafe a sport as croquet. Every man, of course, Is of some Im Aortance In this world, but seldom as much as he thinks he Is. To cure the Anglo-German war fever fcfrirenn should take a large done of International brotherly love. An Illinois man has worked out a avutem for living 100 years, but it Is going to take time to give it a thor ugh test. Vice and crime will hide their ugly beads In due course of time If there Is anything In a monthly magazine Vrosade against them. bothered the officials of athletic ar. ganlzatlons, and especially those la authority at colleges and universities. It has developed bitter controversies, nd distinctions have been drawn so fine that most people have had diffi culty In recognizing them, Broadly speaking, every one knows that an amateur, as distinguished from a pro fessional, does not compete for money. Rut that Is only the beginning of the story. In the hope of bringing the leading governing bodies In the ath letic, world Into closer agreement, the Iondon Olympic committee has sent out a number of questions. Can a man be an amateur In one sport and a pro fessional In another? Can a man re cover amateur standing after once los ing It? Does a man lose amateur standing through competing with a professional? Can an amateur receive expenses? These are some of the questions. , There ought to be clearly defined and universally recognized rules governing amateurism, and It is hoped the efforts of the London com mittee will accomplish something to ward this end. In this country, how ever, there Is a feeling that EngMuh standards of amateurism are based too much on the idea that only the leisure class Is free from a taint of profes sionalism!. This, of course, Is too snob bish for democratic America, where It Is held that a boy who works In a mill or store may nevertheless ho strictly an amateur when he competes In games or starts on Saturday after noon. There have been many reforms In college athletics In recent years. but the problem of amateurism Is still troublesome. There are sharp differ ences on the subject of summer base ball, for example, and no doubl; under the guise of "expenses" there are evils to be eradicated at many institutions. Sport for sport's sake Is the athletic Ideal, but like many ideals. It is ex ceedingly difficult of attainment. How much should a man have When he marries? Detroit News. About five times as much as he thinks two can live comfortably on. Nobody seems as yet to have been able to devise a punishment that will it the crime of the person who calls Jon up on the telephone and asks: 'Who Is this?" "I've had six husbands and I'm sick tt matrimony," said a Kansas City Woman when arraigned on a charge f bigamy. But has she really given taatrlmony a fair trial? A good many people who are dls feosed to complain because Mrs. Pank turst,the English suffragette, has come this country may have forgotten that Carrie Nation went over to Eng land, with our consent, not long ago BURGLARS' TOOLS. The public drinking cup on trains la dangerous because of its location, the questionable character of the Ice- who can do the Job and pays him per Moat of Thrm Made by ftnpuoaedlr Itenoeetnble Mechanics. Every little while, said a detectlv recently, the police arrest a man with a sot of burglar's tools in his posses sion, and one naturally wonders where they all come from. It is easy to buy a gun of any de scription, and the most reputable per son would not bo ashamed to be seen purchasing the most wicked-looking knife ever made. But who would know where to get a "Jimmy" or a device for drilling into a safe or any of the many tools used by the professional burglar in the pursuit of his calling? There are places In the large cities where these things are made and sold to the users, but such places are ex ceedingly scarce. It may seem a little strange to learn that most of the tools used In burglaries ore made by me chanics who ore looked upon as re spectable men In the community. When a burglar wants any particu lar tool made he goes to a mechanic III IMS Opinions of Great Papers on Important Subjects. j WHEN SHOULD GIRLS MARRY P GRANDMOTHEK has undertaken to an swer the question In the headline In a mag azine article. Having had experience, she thinks she knows what she is talking about. It Is her opinion that no girl should marry before she Is 25 years old. There never has been and never can be any fixed rule for the mating of human beings. Ages ago parents were the sole arbiters of the marital des tinies of their daughters. They gave In wedlock when nnd where and to whom they pleaded, and the daugh ters had nothing to do with the bargain. The matter is one In which there Is pretty nearly Independence of thought and uctlon on the part of American girls. Parents may try as they will to shape their daughters' love affairs to conform to their own Ideas, but It Is a rare case In which they succeed and even then success on the part of the parents Is not a guarantee of the girl's happiness. It has been esti mated that a woman's chances of marriage begin to di minish at the twenty-fourth year and decline rapidly to the thirtieth year, when they have almost disap peared. The period of greatest expectation is from 19 to 23. It is between these periods that the majority of women must make up their minds, nnd they do it from the dictates of the heart oftener than from any other consideration. Savannah News. T Hi water that Is purveyed and the use f the cup by all sorts of people. The jnost baleful and the most loathsome diseases' may be transmitted by a drinking cup. 1 haps Ave times what it is actually worth for making the tool and keep- lng quiet about it. Many detectives can recall cases of this kind that have come to light. One In particular occurred some I years ago, when an escaped convict named Williams went to a blacksmith MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. HE Department of Commerce and La' nr has Just Issued a comprehensive compila tion of marriage and divorce statistics from all over the world, which furnishes much information of interest. Hungary alone of civilized countries leads the United States In number of an nual marriages In proportion to marriageable popula tion, with 339 weddinga to every 10,000 unmarried adult's. Saxony follows closely with 350, while Ireland, laid waste and pitifully poor from British oppression, Is at the foot of the list with but 12G. The Unlled States average Is 357. New England and California rank about 250. Therefore, It appears that the coast States, as usual, are leaving their burden of good citizenship to the Mississippi valley. The Increase of divorce is shown by the fact that in 1870 but one decree was granted for every 1,233 marr rled persons, while In 1900 there was one divorce to every 250 married couples. Illinois has been unde servedly accused in this respect, since the figures show the States of Washington and Delaware away in the lead, while Illinois is only twenty-fourth in respect of the number of divorces granted, and South Dakota Is but twenty-second. Big cities lead the country dis tricts by a comparatively small percentage. The divorce habit in other countries Is also on the in crease, although religious beliefs and the great expense of divorce actions keep the ratio behind that in this country. There Is no Immediate danger of the great American divorce record being exceeded or even equaled. Chicago Journal. w REASON FOR HIGH PRICES. HEN the Chicago packers raised the price of No. 1 beef loins from 19 to 21 cents a pound they gave the shortage of cattle re ceipts as a reason, and showed that there had been a falling oft of about 200,000 head of cattle In the stock yard receipts during the last year. An Investigation of the market records showed that the price of the grade of cattle used for such cuts was from 25 to 35 cents a hun dred pounds higher than it was on the same day a year ago, while No. 1 loins were 2i cents lower a year ago than the new price fixed by the packers. Thus It will be seen that, while the price of such cattle in creased from 25 to 35 cents a hundred during the year, the price of No. 1 loins Increased $2.50 a hundred In the same interval, so it doesn't seem that the packers' theory that their Increased prices are due to a decrease in the cattle receipts Is fully substantiated. About all the investigations made into the subject tend to the conclusion that in these days prices are high because they are high. This merely means that we are living in an era of high prices, and while it is doubtless true that some of these prices are the effect of demand and supply, a good many of them t.re h'gh purely as a result of sympathetic Influences. Holders 1. e., controllers of commodities have found that by Judiciously but persistently raising their prices and hold ing them firm they can get Just about what they want to ask. Indianapolis News. DEATH TAKES US BY SURPRISB. Death takes us by surprise, And stays our hurrying feetf The great design unflnlnhed lies, , Our lives are Incomplete. But In the tlnrk unknown Perfect their 'circles noem, Even na a bridge's srch of stone Is rounded In the stream. Alike are lire and death, When life In death survives, And the uninterrupted breath Inspires a thousand lives. Were a star quenched on high For ages would its light Still traveling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies. For years beyond our ken, The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Elder's Burnt Sacrifice WOMEN POLICE. OMEN police Is the latest panacea for the attainment of ideal civic conditions. The idea emanates, of course, from the facile, not to say erratic, brain of a wom an reformer, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, pres ident of the National Woman Suffrage As sociation, who Informed the students of the University of Minnesota the other day that all Min neapolis need3 to become a model city Is 100 women on Its police force. "One hundred women specialists put on the police force of a city would make for im provement in civic conditions." It will doubtless strike the ordinary observer that what the average criminal needs most is fathering ad ministered with a strong hand. The criminal has been mothered already ad nauseam. States and municipali ties vie with each other in coddling him. Large sums are spent to make his cell a boudoir and to save the poor convict from feeling the shame of his condition. Kansas City Journal. Old Elder McEntee, as his friends affectionately called him, was feeling very cheerful and at times, was moved of the spirit to hum a bar or two of gome especially Quickening revival melody. Had he not held a successful revival at the Towne school house? Was not the campaign rich in victories over the hosts of sin? And now to hasten to a new and fertile field at the call of souls in need? Right there, over his heart, lay some of the new kind of paper money that would help the wife, tried and true In all the dire prl vations of pioneer life, now at home some fifty .miles away. 'Thank God for Hl3 infinite mer cies!" said the good old Elder, aloud. The crisp stars Bparkled down on the snowy road. The old moon hid behind the horizon's thither verge, clasping her dead and darkened self In crescent arms. It was war times, the great Civil War, now little more than an echo in the halls of history. National danger, J. Plerpont Morgan has tried to buy a royal castle In Italy and failed, al though he offered 5,000,000 for it, the and got hlm t0 make a lot 0f drills to Italian government cluimlng that no foreigner should be permitted to own the historic pile. In order to over come the difficulty Mr. Morgan might buy Italy and thus cease to be a for eigner in that country. Dr. Cook has Bo much trouble over his trips, that there would seem to be very little inducement for him to make another. There Is a story told of a lawyer who was a bad husband, bad father, bad neighbor and generally a bad man morally, though he had been very successful In his profession For the funeral a new preacher In the town was selected so that he would Dot know just what kind of a man the lawyer had been. The preacher eulo glzed him highly. When he had heard 11 he could stand to hear without unburdening himself to someone pres ent, the Judge of the court in that town leaned over to a lawyer who Bat beside him and remarked, "Well, there's mighty little inducement for a really good man to die in Smlthvllle Vw." President Lowell, the new head of Harvard, adopts the current impres sion of the phase of Shakespoare's later lite' when he says in one of his recent addresses, discussing the Inef fectiveness of mere opportunity "Shakespeare himself did much of his writing under the pressure of finish ing plays tor me stage; ana even Bhakespeare, when rich enough to re tire as a country gentleman, wrote no more." It Is true that opportunity does not certainly, or even probably, produce results in any line of effort. There are thousands or concrete In stances that could be cited to prove It. But we do not like to let the view go undisputed that Shakespeare ceased to write as soon as the neces sity of earning money by bis work was removed. It Is true be produced no more after his retirement to Strat lord. But one of his loving biograph era contends that this was not Shake speare's intention, lie holds that It was the Intention of the great bard of Avon to give bis leisure to a care ful revision of his hastily written plays; but that before he could adjust his affairs and settle down to work he was carried to an untimely grave by a sudden Illness. The sanitary condi tions of the vicinage in Shakespeare's time were extremely bud, and a glori ous life was cut down In its prime by a sharp attack of fever, after only three days of illness. It Is more sat isfactory to think of Shakespeare as preparing to begin Intellectual work -anew, with better opportunities, than to think of hlm as planning a life of ease because a competence had been won. And it la almost Intoxicating to Imagine what a rich additional leg acy the world of letters might have Inherited from that prodigious Intel lect had his life been spared for ! el fl are! y authorship. be used in safe cracking. He person ally superintended the tempering of the steel, but when tile Job was nearly completed it leaked out, and Williams was arrested. In this instance the blacksmith knew nothing of the use to which the tools were to be put. Most of the tools used by burglars are secured in the same way. Philadel phia Inquirer. Tbe Cheerful View. The family horse, which rejoiced In the eminently proper name of Dob bin, had earned a rest by long ser vice, and was accordingly sent away to the country to spend L's declln lng years in the broad pastures of a farmer friend of his owner. The dls tance being somewhat excessive for his rheumatic legs, adds a writer in the Montreal Herald, he was shipped to his new home by rail. Edna, the family 4-ycar-old, viewed the passing of Dobbin with unfeigned sorrow. She sat for a long time gaz ing disconsolately out of the window. At last, after a deep sigh, she turned with a more cheerful expression, and said: Did old Dobbin go In the cars mamma?" "Yes, dear," answered her mother. A broad grin spread over the little girl's face. "I was just thinking," she said, "how funny he must look sitting up on the plush cushions." The Wladom of Kxperlenea. Men with improvident friends find It difficult to escape their Importuni ties. A Writer in the Chicago Post tells the story of Biu h a man who was approached In a hotel oue day by an old friend, never a very trustworthy person, and at that moment looking rather the worse for wear. The new comer took a chair alongside his friend. "I have a tip," he began, "on which I can make four dollars on the Board of Trade to-morrow, If I can get ten dollars to put up. I thought you might have the ten." The other man reached Into his pocket and handed him four dollars The man took the currency, and then hesitated. "This Is only four dollars." he ex plained. "I need ten." "You said you expected to make only four dollars, didn't you? Consider that a loan, and leave the tip to some one elpe." VERY EXACTING BUSINESS. It Takn I.ota of Time and Trouble to 1'lKlit llarterln. If we are to sterilize the mouth pieces of telephones every day, to kill I the bacteria and prevent infection, and must scrub the ' doorknobs every day for the same reason, why not be con sistent and go on scrubbing and scrub bing every thing with which we come in contact? the Memphis News-Sclm- etar asks. If theso bacteria must be cleaned out once a dny, why not once an hour, or once a minute? The pestiferous things are apt to get In any second. Of course everybody knows that drinking water must be not only boil ed but distilled. We have all often enough been warned that handshaking Is dangerous and kissing deadly. All of which warnings we have all duly observed of course! Now, after having long; and virtu ously refrained from water as God mado It and from the other entice ments, it is hard to be Informed by the bacteriologists that we still are in momentary danger from microbes unless we scrub, scrub, scrub. And when we get used to scrubbing and learn to look upon it as a matter of course instead of a hardship, may not the microbes steal another march upon us through the scrub-brush? Maybe we shall have to sterilize the soap and then sterilize the sterilizer. Bacteriologists are Insatiable. They never know where to stop. But their demands, if fully acceded to, would leave us no time to make a living. It would be scrub, scrub with us all the time. The farmer, Instead of plowing, would have to put in all the time killing the microbes in his plow handles; the butcher, Instead of killing beer, would never cease to scour his knife and cleaver. There would be nothing produced to eat, and while saving ourselves from death from microbe we would all die of starvation. This sort of thing may very easily be carried too far. The bacteriologists must learn to draw the line some where. We may soon become as ridiculous as were the Salemitcs In the days of I witchcraft. THE TIPPING EVIL IN AMEA A Bit oe m I'M HA) ' , R it Am A nm1 m -S V a.t 1 ll I A MASS OF SNARLINO DOOS. carnage and death wrought the souls of men to mighty spiritual throes. As the old Elder strode sturdily along the roughly hewn out highway through pine and hemlocks, he lifted up his voice In one of the popular war songs of the period: "Time with the column and charging In the storm, As men go marching on; Glory, glory, hallelula! Glory, glory " Ilia l'lulahrr. Lawyer What Is your occupation? Witness I'm a piano finisher. Lawyer lie a little more definite Do you polish them or move them? Boston Transcript. What coiwiHutes an amateur In athletics U a problem which baa long One op (be Other. The footbull plyuyer from afur Now Cornell to tuku a chance On havliiK a triumphal cur Or Jum an ambuluncs. Never say fail. Just go ahead and fail and your creditors will soon hear of It I'ulron Nnlnt of A tin ton. It has been staled that the Vatican had been approached with the view of electing a patron saint for aviators nd that it bad been suggested that W. D. Howells, who recently returned from England, has given some freBh information about London's new "no tip" hotel. Mr. Howells found tip ping in England "pretty near as bad as It Is here." He was interested in the new hotel and weut there to lunch. The place was so crowded that it was almost impossible to get In. A single dally charge Is made for a bed room, with lights, attendance and breakfast. Tipping is prohibited. This experiment, in the heart of London, Is certainly interesting. The house Is run by two of Ixmdon's great cheap restaurant syndicates, which is controlled, by the way, by the British tobacco trust. So there Is plenty of money behind it. Us success as a "no tip" hotel depends largely, if not entirely, on the disposition of the public to discountenance the habit of tip ping. We have been led to believe that the frequent and vociferous denun ciation of this practice by Englishmen Is more or less insincere. An Eng lishman wants comfort, and he is willing to pay on extra sixpence or so to get it, but he objects, naturally, to others doing the same thing. The sup ply of comfort Is always limited. Tipping in this country is worse than in England only because the tips are larger, says the New York Times. The English sixpence tip becomes a quarter here; the threepenny tip is a dime, and Is generally received with out thanks. We do not have to tip ho many persons. Shopmen and police men get tips in London. But undoubtedly the habit of tip giving and tip taking Is growing in this land of republican Institutions, strangely and In excusably. It is a deplorable habit for both the giver and the recipient. (til Sliot to mlm'Pena. While the process of quieting tbe troubled waters by scattering oil on Elijah would be an appropriate per- tne Burfaoo has been known and prac- on. The originator of the story seems to have not takeai into account that Elijah was an Old Testament charac ter, and as such would be imiln;lhle. No doubt, going to heaven in a chariot of lire would have made Elijah an appropriate patron. A Purls contem porary suggetits that Salute ('oloin')e should bo (liost n. Her name alone has much to recommend her. She suf fered martyrdom ai Sens under Mar cus Aurellus. London Globe. Moi-it lii Time. "When you do tell u He," remarked Hamlett Fatt, "tell an elaborate lie." "I don't luiow about that," said Yor lck lUmni. "Following that policy would have lost me tbe job I just got " "How so?" "A lUHtiuger wanted to know If I had ever played Hlchelleu. i never have, but I said yes. I wus about to ay tout I originated the part."- Lou Uvllle Courier-Journal. tlced for a long time, there are cfln stautly new means being devised for the application of the oil. Tho latest thing of this character is the "bottle gun," which has been invented by Vice Admiral Gulinares of the Brazilian navy, who proposes to scatter oil on the water ahead or the boat by its means. The gun Is a handy little piece, mounted on a pivot carriage, which Is bolted down to the deck, so that there Is no recoil. It la made of bronze, but the chamber at tbe breech which contains the propelling charge is of steel. The charge, in a bras central-fire cylinder, is loaded into the gun from the rear, as it is a breech loading piece, with an interrupted screw plug to close it The bore of the gun is of much greater diameter than the powder chamber, and the projectile, which Is nothing more than aa ordinary wine bottle filled with sawdust steeped In oil, Is entered at the muzzle and rammed home. The advantage of this Is obvious, since there would never be any difficulty in providing a supply of these fragile pro jectiles. When the gun Is discharged the bot tie la, of course, broken, and with its contents scattered over the water for a considerable distance. If fired ahead, to form a smooth pathway for the ad valuing vessel, it requires to be dis charged every five minutes, but if th vessel is gtatlotiary or lying to, one round every twenty minutes is said to be sufficient. Teatluir Her. "How would you feel, Clarlsse, if you and I were sailing down the stream of life together, far away from here?" "How far, George?" "Oh, far, far away." "I'd be so terribly homesick for mother." And from that night this young ceased his visit. Judge. Hark! what is that answering cho rus far down on the road behind .him? Silence! Maybe it is a belated "tote" team," hauling supplies to some lum ber camp. Yes, no doubt that was the driver's answering song; those "lum ber Jacks" are ever fond of song. Cheered by the prospect of a ride when the team caught, up, the Elder's mind turned to a review of 'the revi val clot,ed the night before. Again he fervently thanked God for His mer cies as he thought of the dozen pio neers who came to the "anxious Beat," asked for prayers, and, under Divine conviction, made a profession of faith. At his return four weeks hence he would administer baptism to the lit tle band of saints, his brands pluck ed from the fires of sin. Then his mind turned to the urgent call that came to hlm, a hopeful call from the unconverted asking him to begin a revival at the McCall school house the next Sunday evening. Mrong ana seu-reiiant at three score and five, accustomed until -well yam. i w uuuci mo wean Btorms, a sailor before the mast, he had sturdily refused all conveyance through the twenty miles of forest roads. Now at midnight, he was still five miles from Brother Smith's. Hut this was the last long Btretch of woods, the last turn In the road was at hand. A mile farther and he would come to the first "clearing." Be yond there the cabins of the pioneers were frequent all the way. Then his soul warmed as he re called the generous collection taken up for him and put his hand over a pocket where one of those new and handsome "greenbacks" kept his heart aglow with gratitude toward his fel lowmen. But, isn't it time the team overtook him? He turned to listen. Night Darkness! Silence! Perhaps he could rouse the driver ( by power of song. He poured forth the fiercely triumphant challenge of in old-time revival melody: "Satan's mad and 1 am glad, Praise the Lord " "Ow-wwl" came a long drawn wall from the road he had so lately trod. From the road twenty rods ahead came a shorter reply, to tne ieu i chorus broke out in wildest fury. "Wolves!" said the Elder, aghast The long drawn wall of the leadei again cnasea me mourniui n-uw een in forest gloom. No time to lose The Elder broke from the track, worn deep by "tote" teams, and hastened hrough the deep snow to the treef beside the road. There was but on tree of climbing size at hand, so far as he could discern, amidst that murk and gloom. This was a pine, possibly six or sev en Inches through. Some falling giant of the woods had broken off the top. perhaps ten feet from the ground. The Elder paused an instant, then hie sailor training served him well as ne climbed the quivering tree, and none too soon. It was a mere stub with only one Imb strong enough to hold up his weight, and near the top. Even tnis teemed alarmingly near tho earth, and of brittle pine. The first wolfs eyes Slowed in the darkness below as ne seated himself cautiously and threw one arm over the broken top of the friendly tree. Others came loping, hunger driven; or slinking cautiously In dread of danger; some high sped by youthful ignorance and courage. Soon they rushed, a frantic, grue some band, leaping high in air. The Elder drew his feet up on his slender porch as the lltiie leader sprang high and closed his jaws with a crash of gleaming teeth no more than a foot laid a half from the Elder's feet. They were now a mass of snarling ' dogs standing up beside the tree to tear its bark with cruel tangs; or jumping on each other's backs to get nearer the coveted feast The Eldor could think of no comparison more flit than a revival meeting led by the evil one with fiends on the "anxious seat!" lie was terrified In body and soul, but soon his resolute spirit calmed the body's terror as he poured out his trust, his hope, his faith and resigna tion, in fervent praver to God. Tho ravenous beasts beea.aie more noisy In their fury as immunity to danger grew apparent. At last it came to the Elder like a flash of in spiration, even like a divine answer to that Heaven-piercing prayer, that wolves are terrified at the flash of flame and fire. He drew from hl3 pocket a match box, relic and habit of sailor days. But, what to use for tinder? Searching his pockets he clasped his Bible in hand. Ah! the leaves are Just the thing! Then his soul shook in strong re vulsion as he cried aloud: "Better death than desecration of Thy Word!" He reverently returned tbe Bible to his coat pocket and slipped his be numbed hand under his coat. Ah! that vest pocket and the treasured "greenback." With fingers slightly warmed he gathered a bunch of pine "needles" and carefully placed the crisp ten-dollar bill within, scratched a match and .eld it beneath his treasure. Tiny flame; a glimmer; a hope; a thrill of keen despair; another tongue of flame 'from a new match; a burst of light. Already some of that coward crew are skulking shadows, cautiously breaking off a handful of twigs and branches he lighted them and dropped them all aflame among the besiegers, now retreating toward the outer darkness. Down the road a rifle shot rang out. sharp, Imperative command; rousing the slumbering echoes to insistent re ply. The wolves vanished like phan toms In wlerdeat dreams. "Hello, there! Anyone In trouble?" rang out a voice in the distance. "The wolves had me treed!" said the Elder, "but, thank God, they have all left." When the three armed rescuers ar rived they found the good Eluer down from the tree, down on his knees in the snow, pouring forth his thankful ness in praise to the Great Deliverer, In fervid words the Inspired psalmist might have spoken. For many winters, around the cozy farmhouse fires, a favorite story was that of the. burned greenback which good old Elder McEntee sacrificed. E. Hollenbeck. Deer In the Arctic Reslona. The deer which Commander Peary found in largo numtsrs on his last ex pedition were reindeer, or as they are usually called In Canada, caribou. It is the only kind of deer that Inhabits Greenland and the land of the north, says the Manchester Guardian. It was formerly very plenthnl in southern Greenland: as many as twenty-five ,V.n,.c.nwla n tf V.1.1.. , annually to Denmark in the middle of the nineteenth century. Constant hunt ing, however, has thinned its numbers, and now in the districts anywhere near civilization, though not extermi nated, it is no longer common. The reindeer is found near and within the arctic circle, both in the old world and new, and though more or less well marked differences are found in the deer inhabiting different countries, naturalists seem to agree in regarding all the geographical races as varieties of one species. There are half a dozen of these In all, three of which are found In British America and a fourth In Greenland. As may be expected in animals living In such a cold climate, the pelage Is extremely dense and compact, qualities which make the skins invaluable for keeping out the cold. They are used not only for clothes and bed covering, but also as lining and carpets in the winter bouses. No real attempt seems to have been made to domesticate any variety of reindeer except the Europ ean. These latter have been intro duced into Alaska, and for some yean have been used as draft animals. the flr A Derided Difference. Naggsby What are eome of most decided differences between and life insurance? Waggaby In the latter there la n hesitancy in Injuring the risk for an amount far above lu actual value Baltimore American. A widow's plea of popularity U tt hve the men call her "Irrealatlble."