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Dakota County Herald
DAKOTA CITY, NED. lohn H. Rum. Publlahcl The man with a full dinner pail car Ties a fortune with him. Some look and do not see, but no erne sees who does not look. Health raay be wealth, but that isn't iwhat makes the doctors rich. It appears that Teddy, Jr., bas been weaving something more than a car pet Another good thing about the Rocks teller Foundation Is that It will be founded on rocks. Toung John D. Rockefeller Is going to bare a nice Job. Giving away money should be pleasant work. In advising women to learn to cook Dr. Wiley bas reference, of course, to those who do not know bow. King Edward remains In bis apart xnents whenever TTe catches a cold. He la never docked for falling to show up at the works. The District of Columbia Is to have an Inheritance tax, but It will not af fect the men in public life, as "few die and none resign." Professor Charles Zueblln declares that women are not people. How the professor dares to go home nights Is what surprises us. "Too many deer," says a headline.' From the record this season we thought sportsmen believed there were too many huuters. Russia leads the world in the rais ing of wheat. Judging from the pic tures we have seen of her male citi zens she also leads in the whisker out put. The Ohio ben that laid fourteen eggs In nine days and established a record, Is dead. The dispatches don't say what caused her death, but It may bare been a case of nervous prosperity. The discovery that the egg was the symbol of eternity of the ancient Druids Is received with scrambled emo tions, as it were, by those who have been eating cold-storage eggs all win ter. The apparent success of the storage' battery surface car makes it possible for New York City at last to lose its distinction as the only town of over two thousand inhabitants where horse ears are still run. A Boston physician says "woman ha bo stability of purpose, no discrimina tion, does not and cannot understand, that she la woefully Incompetent." That Is a poor opinion for a man to have of bis mother. Charlotte Perkins Stetson Oilman, etc.. In ber magazine, the Forerunner, which Is trying to make trouble be tween the sexes, says: A woman by the river's brim A wife and servant Is to him And she la nothing more. If turn about is fair play, why not this: I A mere man by the river, sir, A simple doormat Is to her And he Is nothing more. Conservation of natural resources Is highly desirable and the movement de serves all the popular support which la behind it; but why not also a move ment for the greater conservation of artificial resources. The waste and ex travagance of most people in the mat ter of dress, for example, is little less than a national evil in its effect upon the increasing cost of living. The de cree of fashion which altera the cut or color, the material or style, is blind ly followed by millions at the cost of discarding garments, bats and shoes which are almost as wearable as when purchased. Three and a half thousand years ago, more or less, Joseph, the prime minister of tbe Pharaoh of that day, "cornered" the wheat crop of Egypt, In anticipation of seven years of fam ine. Tbe famine came, and not only Egypt, but other lands as well, were fed from Joseph's store. So much may be read in Scripture. Extraordinary as it sounds, some of that wheat now in' the United States, having been bought by a dealer In antiquities from the officials of tho Cairo Museum. Ex plorers in the service of that museum recently uncovered a storehouse dating fiom the dynasty, and sealed with the seal of the Pharaoh who had been Identified as the patron of Joseph, and It contained, among other things, an odd bushel or two of grain, brown with age and the grime of the storehouse floor. Experiment has shown that the kernels have entirely lost their fer tility. He who has never called a country town his home has missed much. He who had not his first look upon the world from some little village which at the dawn of consciousness spelled all the world to him and held In its bounds all the people, will always lack something In bis sense of his proper adjustment to creation, says the Hem ,- Republican. It is in them that tho truest friendships are form ed, the closest studies of human na ture piovtded, the most lasting hold given ou tMe eternal truths. Only a a little child can the kingdom be en tered, and that. Is as true of the king dom of earth i of that one of which it WH4 tint tmld. Go closer into the records of thete boys off the farms and yon will find that it was from the country towns, inther than the farms, tl ey ca'iie; that !t was tome country vllingc tb-it liv ' 'ed the dreams, fired the ho;ies and p -pared for that flight to broader fields. And they go back li.den v it h rifts, not to the farms, but to the country town to which they feel tliry owe so much. An able commission, appointed by Governor Hughes has been sitting In New York uud taking testimony on the queatlon of industrial accidents and the existing law as to employers' liability for Injuries sustained by workmen. The bearing developed a remarkably strong, enlightened senti ment In favor of fairer and sounder accident compennatlon legislation. Even moderate lawyers agree that the old doctrines In regard to contribu tory negligence, fellow servants and the voluntary assumption of risks by employment-seeking persons, whether anything is said about risk or not, are irrational and unjust. The exist ing system practically places the whole burden of Industrial accidents on labor. Even where employers are held liable, owing to their clear re sponsibility for the Injury, the laws delays withhold compensation from the victims for many years In some CHses forever, for men are mortal. As a result of the Injustice, self-respecting workmen become beggars, paupers, drunkards. The modern theory is that the cost of Industrial accidents should bo paid neither by employes nor by employers, but by Industry. That is to say. each trade or Industry should consider compensation for in juriesand at best they are unavold able as part of the "cost of produc tion" and charge It on the consuming public. Of course, the employer payi In the first instance, as in England, where an act for "universal compen sation" has been In effect for about a decade. But the employers Insure themselves against this burden with accident companies, and small premi ums amply protect them. In the Unit ed States such legislation may not be constitutional, but It is possible to modify the doctrines of the common law and get rid of much of the wrong and cruelty which they beget. The federal employers' liability law points the way, for it abolishes the fellow servant rule, the assumptlotr of risk theory and other survivals. Contribu tory negllence is no bar to recovery of damages under it, though it may affect the amount of the damages awarded. WOMAN EDITOR OF "EAST SIDE." 7.oe Anderson Norrla Haa Offl.ee In Top of Tenement In New Yoi. Do you know the East Side? No. Not that great tangle of wretch edncHB east of fth avenue and north of hades, as somebody said, but a little periodical called the East Side, be cause It is the epitome of all the hu mor, philosophy and misery of the peo ple among whom Its author lives unrl loves. Tho editor of this magazine, Zoo An derson Norrls, whom I interviewed, says Viola Justin in tho New York Mall, has her home and office at the tip-top of a tenement which looks out upon tho "court of a hundred win dows," as she calls it in her maga zine. It Is an airy little flat. The win dows were opened and the sunlight poured into the room and enveloped the little editress like ,a benediction. "How did I start in? Oh, I took an East Side story to a magazine about a year ago and it got back before 1 did. This same magazine has since been writing frantically for my East Side stories. One periodical preferred to make an editorial out of one stoi7 using my experience, but not offering mo a cent for it! That started the magazine, and I publinhed the story before the periodical could get ahead of me with the editorial." Miss Norrls Insisted on showing mo all the sights the delft kitchen she has written so much about and the "court of a hundred windows." ' "When I want to write a story all I have to do Is to pull up the curtain and there you are!" Bho said. "Does it seem sad?" she added, and the sun shiny eyes grew tender. "People ask me why I write about such sad things well, life is sad. I see such beauti ful stories from my bedroom windows. "It Is the East Side women who have learned the lesson of husbands. Theyould tell the women of the West Side a thing or two if they could speak the language." GERMAN SPIES IN ENGLAND? Storr About Teutonlo Walter Re call Japaneae llutler Scare. The "menace" with which Ameri cans became familiar during the "threat" of a Japanese-American war and which generally took tho form of Japanese butlers who were really spies is now getting in its same old deadly work lu England. Over there the "threat" Is of an Anglo-German war, so the "menace" naturally becomes u Teutonic waiter. Under the heading "A Real Menace," a man writes to the Gentlewoman an follows: "I must confess that without be!n- in the least a scaremonger tho pres ence of such crowds of foreigners la our midst does not tend to make one feel altogether comfortable. Most of all does the German waiter flourish at all the restaurant;!, whether smart or otherwise, all over this great London of ours, and in case of an Invasion from oversea what part would these gentry play in the general commo tion? "By way of answer I will repeat a story that is now belli? told In the clubs on the best s'norlty. A gen tleman of English bhvi, but possess ing In a marked degree the gift of tongues, entered a well known ma taurant with the air of being a Ger man. He was Boon on easy terms with the Teuton, who, of course, attended to hlB creature comforts. Before leav ing he requested a few minutes' pri vate conversation with the kellner, who by that time had become expan sive. "'Have you,' quoth the linguist in niot fluent German, 'your orders for when the great moment arrives?" "'Oh, certainly!' replied the wnlter, 'We all know exactly where to go and what to do.' " l:rr l ull Uf ul. "lie's always want Ins to borrow money from me." "A fair-weather friend merely." "Oh, no; he has also borrowed sev eral umbrellas." Louisville Courier Journal. There is one time, at least, when stinginess Is admired; the wtlnifiiiess of the girl on the program who refuses to respond to encores. We suppose we have wretched taste; anyway, we don't care for Seotcs dialect Opinions of VALUE OF SMALL ECONOMIES. O THE high cost of living nowadays is add ed the expense of sliaves at barber shop, Rhinos at the bootblack stand and clears at the tobacco store. Formerly these were listed in the cost of hlirh living, to which few men aspired. Perhaps the housewife is entitled to ber part of the blame for to T day's high cost of living (not now regarded as high liv ing), on account of her poor management of household expenses or bad cookery, but the husband who buys shaves, shines and cigars is hardly qualified to complain or pose as a model. A man In New York, who for thirty years shaved his own face, shlned hl.i own shoes and eschewed cigars, tells the Sun, oZ that city, that in that time be saved $2,500 through these economics. Willi this money he, three years ngo, purchased for his ndnlt boy the busi ness of the boy's deceased emploer and the son has wholly repaid his father out of the business and Is on the road to fortune. This Is the way the father figures his thirty years' (savings: Shaving, three times weekly, at 15c, "'c; year, 122.50; thirty years $ 675 Shoes, three times weekly at 6c, 15c; a year, $7.50; thirty years ' 225 Cigars, throe a day (box price), 15c; a year, $52.50; thirty years 1.575 Gross saving $2,475 Therefore, when figuring the high cost of living, or the cost of high living, do not forget the shaves, the shtnes and the cigars. A great deal of money goes into these unnecessary luxuries, and they are not less wasteful than automobiles, which many thoughtless persons who buy shaves, shines and cigars foolishly imagine are the acme of extravagance. Also should bo included the cost of shampoo massage and tip at the barber shop. Many men are throwing away fortunes every day, without stop ping to figure their waste. And yet they think they are skimping along without enough to live on constantly. A good many of them talk about extravagance of their wives, when they, poor things, are buying fewer luxuries than their lords and masters. Portland Oregonlan. THE AMERICAN FARMER. F THE American farmer went out of busi ness this year he could clean up $30,000, 000,000; he would have to sell his farm on credit, for there is not enough money in the world to pay him half his price, lie earns enough In seventeen days to buy out Standard Oil and In fifty days to wipe Car negie and the Steol Trust off the industrial map. One American harvest would buy Belgium, king and all; two would buy Italy, three Austria-Hungary, and five would take Russia from the Czar. , With the setting of every sun the money box of the American farmer bulges with new millions. Merely the crumbs that drop from the farmer's table (otherwise, agricultural exports) have brought in enough of foreign MARK TWAIN'S WATERMELON. Storr of One of the lln'inorlat'a "Moo- keyahlnca" lu Hannibal, "Going to Bermuda, is he? Well, ) can tell him a plan that'll beat that. Let him come over here and climb up and down the old hills, chop holes to fish In Hear Creek and smoke some, Old Fisherman cigars and he'll forget he ain't feeling peart." Thus spoke Joe Tlsdale Sunday morning when told that his old friend anil playmate Sam Clemens had gone to the southern Islands for the benefit of his health, a Hannibal (Mo.) corre spondent of the New York Sun says. Mr. Tlsdalo had been out walking since 7, without gloves, enjoying the keen wintry air, he said. It was then 11, and everybody but Mr. Tlsdale seemed to be wearing a heavy outer coat and thick gloveB. He is a small man, a trifle bent, but active and vigorous as a school boy. There is only a few years' difference between his age and Mr. Clemens'. ''Are you the man who used to make those long tbreo for a nickel stogies tor Sam?" Mr. Tlsdale was asked. "I made cigars, sir, not stogies," re plied the old gentleman with some In dignation. "Began down there where Tom Foster kept drug store alongside the printing office. That was long be fore the war tho big war, you know. I guess it was in 1852. Sam came lu there now and then and bought smok ers; used to suy they were the best be could get. He was a bit particular about what he smoked, even when a youngster." "What did the people think of Sam in those days?" "They thought he was a darn fool." The response wus made with such promptness that no ono could doubt the old clgarmaker's sincerity. "He was a Joke, Sam was. I re member one time he got a big water melon, the Lord knows how, but any way he took It upstairs and laid it on his stool near the window. I was com ing around the corner and as I looked up 1 noticed Sam Bpylng up and down the street. Presently John Meredith comes along and wl.eu he was directly under tho window Sam drops that big melon right Bquare on John's bead. Gee, but it smashed him. I think John'B first idea was that some building had fall en. "John saw me grinning and came In my direction like he was going to take It out of me, but when he looked around the street and saw everybody was laughing 1 guess he thought it too big a Job to lick us nil. Of course Sam wasn't nowhere in sight, but John found who did It and ho never spoke to Sam from that day till they met years after at Pike's Peak. "In talking about it Sain said he studied a long while which would be the most fun, to eat the melon or drop u on somebody's head, and he flipped a nickel to find out which he ought tu do. The head won. "About tweuty years after Sam had left us he came back. I met him und told him when be wanted an old-time smoke to come around to my shop. I got up a box of the Old Fisherman aud when be and John Garth came In I made Sam a prtiscut of the box. "There were forty-sis big cigars In It John Garth told me before he and Sam went to bed that night they smoked the entire contents of the box except two, which they saved for morning. I don't guess there are many fellows who could smoke like Sam. "Tkat's ths way he did about every- BDTOB&BAL Great Papers on Important Subjects. money since 1892 to enable him, If be wished, to settle the railroad problem once for all by buying every foot of railroad In the United States. Our new farmer, instead of being an ignorant hoeman In a barnyard world, gets the news by dally mall and telephone; and Incidentally publishes 700 trade Jour nals. Instead of being a moneyless peasant, he pays the lntorewt on the mortgage with the earnings of a week. The railroads, trolley, automobile and top buggy have transformed blm Into a suburbanite. The business now swinging the whole nation ahead is not the traffic of the stock exchanges, but the steady output of $20,000,000 a day from the fields and barnyards. The American farmer has always been Just as intelli gent and important as anyone else In the republic. He put fourteen of bis sons in the White Housor and did his full share of the working, fighting and thinking all the way down from George Washington to James Wilson. He got no rebates, franchise, subsidies. The free land that was given him was worthless until he took it; he 1ms all along been more hindered than helped by med ling of public officials. To-day farming Is a race an exciting rivalry between the different states. For years Illinois and Iowa have run neck and neck In raising corn and oats. Minnesota carries the blue ribbon for wheat, with Kansas in sec ond place; California has shot to the front In barley; Texas and Louisiana are tied In rice, and New York holds the record for hay and potatoes. American Re view of Reviews. m any basis of reason, without any sense of conviction, with no real feeling in the matter except a craving for something new and uncommon, is dangerous to the health of the individual and harmful to the commun ity. The fearsome freaks which fashion annually invents to cater to this spirit among women illustrate in a home ly way the tendency of the times. But fashion is not alone In Its craving for the unknown. Art, literature, music, the play, law, business, every phase of life is af fected. Religion, morals and even the home do not es cape. Everything seems to be In a constant state of transition. Everywhere and at all times turmoil and unrest, exist. Comfort, quiet, friends, the Joy that comes of familiar friends, old books, surroundings that give one the comfortable sensation of acquaintanceship, all these are lacking. The American nation is losing its sense of location, Its feeling of the permanence of conditions, the sense of home, which exists in the brain of the carrier pigeon and the family cat. Those who hope to enjoy life to the full should have a care lest they mistake unrest for progress, and the temporary and superficial things of life for those that are abiding and real. Chicago Journal. thing he went at. It was no trouble If there was fun at the end of it. We never supposed he was training for a funny Avrlter, though. If he'd have stayed In Hannibal and wrote all them pieces that's made htm a great man the people wouldn't have paid any at tention to him., . They'd Just say, 'Oh, that's soine mbre of Sam's fool non sense, and let it go at that. He sure showed good sense by getting out of Hannibal If he wanted to turn his monkey-shines into dollars." POLICE PROTECTION IN CITIES. Atlantic City, Waahlnuton and l.onU lluve Grvutent Amount. Interesting facts concerning the po lice In the 15S largest cities In the United States, each having a popula tion of over 30,000 in 1907, are com prehensively assembled In the United States Census Bureau's special annual report on the statistics of American cities for that year. The police protection afforded the Inhabitants of different cities Is indi cated by showing the number of police per 10,000 Inhabitants, per 1,000 acres of land area, and per 100 miles of im proved 'streets. It Is Btated that the number of po lice to each unit Increases wlii the size of the city. In cities of over 300,000 population the number of po lice per 10,000 inhabitants was 19.4, as compared with only 10.5 in cities of from 30,000 to 50,000 population. The cities with the greatest protection, ac cording to this unit of measure, were Atlantic City (25.1), Washington (23.4) , St. Louis (23.2) and New York (21.5) . The compensation of patrolmen was much larger In the cities of over 300, 000 population than in the smaller cities. The averuge annual pay of pn- trolmen in cities of over 300,000 pop ulation was highest In San Francisco ($l,4C4) and New York ($1,228), and lowest In New Orleans ($780) and Buf falo ($900); In cities of from 100,000 to 300,000 population It was highest in Portland, Ore. ($1,200), and Newark ($1,176), and lowest in Grand Rapids, Mich. ($796), and St Paul ($858); in cities of from 50.000 to 100.000 popu lation It was highest in Oakland, Cal. ($1,200). and Houston, Tex. ($1,161). and lowest In Kansas City, Kan. ($780); In cities of from 30,000 to 50, 000 population it was highest in Butte and Sacramento ($1,200), and lowest In Kahuna 'oo ($f99) and Oshkosh ($709). COLjjr. . CITY ON EARTH. Hot People I.lve In Winter la Far theat Siberia. The coldest Inhabited place In the world Is undoubtedly Verkhoyansk, In northeastern Siberia, with a mean an nual temperature of less than 3 de grees above zero, Fahrenheit, and a winter minimum of So below. Verkhoyansk Is in north latitude 67 degrees, on the great arctic plain, scarcely more than 150 feet above the level of tha sea. Probably there would be no town there It It were not neces sary to Russian government purposes to have an administrative center for a region where many thrifty Yakuts, the fur-trading "Jews of Siberia," carry on their operations. All Its inhabitants, save a few offi cials and other Russians, are Yakuts, This does not prevent its being a place of some Importance, for the Yakuts are the most progressive people In north ern Siberia, excelling tbe Russians THE CURSE OF NOVELTY. F ALL the fads that humanity adopts, per haps none is more detrimental to modern life than the unreasoning passion for the new, simply because it Is new, and not be cause it is one whit better In any respect than that which Is discarded to make way for the novelty. This restlessness, without themselves In enterprise and adaptable ity to Siberian conditions of existence, The average temperature of the win ter in Veryhoyansk Is 53 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. The rivers freeze to the bottom and the small trees have been known to snap and spilt from the force of the frost. Yet, with all this, Verkhoyansk Is. it is claimed, not a disagreeable place of residence, and Is preferred by the Rus sian officials to many more 'southern and warmer posts. Its atmosphere in winter Is always clear, and for the lit tie time that the sun Is above the hori zon Its beams are unobstructed. Tho air is still, too; no blizzards or drift ing snowstorms make life a burden to the inhabitants. The Siberian dress completes the comfort of the citizens of this arctic city. It consists of two suits of fu an outer and an inner suit. The inner suit is worn fur side Inward, the other fur side outward. With his hood down and Just enough space left to see out of and to breathe through the Verk boyansker is vastly more comfortable in a temperature of 80 below than many an American, In his cloth over coat, In a temperature of 5 above zero. The winter, Indeed, Is more enjoya ble than the summer, which Is hotter than might be expected. The average temperature of July in Verkhoyansk Is 59 above zero, and very hot days are not uncommon. The earth be comes green and vegetation thrives though only the surface of the ground is thawed. At Yakutsk, which is farther south than Verkhoyansk, but not much warmer in winter, the mer cury rises In July to 100 degrees. Harper's Weekly. INDIANS TO KILL WOLVES. How Colorado Cattle Men Kxpect to Put an F.nd to the Paat. Tough times for timber wolves are looming up In the future. The latest scheme for ridding tho White River cattle country of these ' four-legged marauders Is to let the Indian do it. And this appears to be the best notion yt. When It comes to trapping or shoot ing wolves and locating their dens au Indian knows what a white .man would never find out, the Denver Republican says, so now the plan is to Invite the Utes up from the reservation In the southern part of the State and their cousins from over In Utah and turn them loose to start tbe wolf massacre In Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties, The Idea originated wtth Charles T, Llmburg of Leadvllle, a prominent cat tleman and banker. He bas taken up the matter with tbe office of the State game and fish commissioners, where the possibilities of his suggestions were recognized at once. Various schemes have been devised for getting rid of the big gray wolves which slaughter bo many yearling steers In the White River country every summer and so many deer in the winter. The wolves of the White River tim ber country are exceptionally large and fierce. A head of one of them shows them to have heavy, capacious Jaws and long, keen teeth which look as if they could snap a dog's back bone in with a single crunch. It looks as if it were up to the Indians, and It 1 believed that they will enjoy the outing with great pleasure, particu larly since it means getting all the food they want while they are away from home, with the chance of bounty money thrown In. "People think I'm smart because J never say much," said a man to-day. Old Favorites Do Ther Mlaa Me at Ilomef Do they miss me at home do they miss me? 'Twould be an assurance most dear, To know that this moment some loved one Were saying, "I wish he was here;" To feel that the group at the fireside Were thinking of mo as I roam. Oh, yes, 'twould be Joy beyond meas ure To know that they mlss'd me at home. When twilight approaches the season That Is ever sacred to song. Does someone repeat my name over. And sigh that I tarry so long? And Is there a chord in the music That's mlss'd when my voice Is away? And a chord in each heart that awak- eth Regret at my wearisome stay? Do they get me a chair near the tablo, When evening's home pleasures are nigh. When the candles are lit In the par lor, And the stars In the calm, azure sky? And when the "good nights" are re peated, And all lay them down to their sleep. Do they think of the absent and waft me A whlsper'd "good night" while they weep? Do they miss me at home do they miss me At mornlnc. at noon, nr at nlo-Vit? And lingers ono gloomy shade round mem That only my presence can light? re Joys less invitingly welcome. And pleasures less hale than before, Because one Is misa'd from the circle, Because I am with them no more? THE EARTH AS A MOON. ur norm It Appears to Venna and Our Own Moon. If we could be transported to the planet Venus a peculiar set of views cculd be obtained of our earth which would enable us to see ourselves, to some extent, at least, as others see us Venus la about the same size as the earth, is somewhat closer to the sun and has more atmosphere than the earth. When the earth and Venus are nearest together they are, of course, on the same side of the sun, and in conse quence of this the earth does not see more than a very small part of the Venus Illuminated, but Venus, on the other hand, sees all of one side of the earth illuminated, and consequently Is able to claim she has something that takes the place of a moon anyhow, for the earth to Venus at this time looks very large and bright, almost as much so as our moon does to us. If we could see all the illuminated surface of Venus on these occasions we should have quite a distinct sec ond moon. When we do see all of her Illuminated surface she is on the op posite side of the sun from us and consequently at an enormous distance yet she Is so brilliant as to keep us from seeing her surface distinctly. But to our own moon we appear In the best light as a moon. A full earth as seen from the moon, according to Prof. Todd and other astronomers, is a very inspiring sight on the moon's surface. It can at once bo seen why this Is necessarily true. The earth Is several times larger than the moon and would appear in the heavens as a disk about fourteen times the size of the moon. It would shine with prob ably a variable light, due to the shift ing clouds on the earth, though the light, of course. Is reflected from the sun, and the reflecting is done in part by the upper surface of the clouds. The outlines of the continents of tho earth appear very clearly to the moon as if they were formed of papier mache on a globe. Cities of compara tlvely large size could be made out with ease in case people were there to make them out. The intensity of the reflected eartb. light would be as much as fourteen moons and would ensble the Selenites, If such they are, to read or work in comparative day light. St. Louis Republic. POSTOFFICE MASCOT DOO. Had Ileadqnartera at Albany, but Now Poaes in Waablngton. Inclosed In a large glass case In the gallery of tho dead-letter department of the Washington postofllce Is the stuffed body of an unattractive mon grel dog, whose history can but intar est every one, especially those who appreciate the wisdom and fidelity of these almost human animals. "Owney," the railway postal clerks' mascot," is the name by which this dog was known during its very event ful career, proofs of which may be seen in the hundreds of tags and med als that are attached to the collar and harness which almost cover the body and the space around him. During the winter of 1SSG. this dog a half-breed fox terrier, blind In one eye, cold, starving, made his way into tho postofllce at Albany. N. Y. The clerks took pity on his forlorn con dltion and arranged to feed and house him. He became devotedly attached to his uniformed friends, and one day followed a mall wagon to the station. where he boarded a mall car, in which his presence was unnoticed until after the train started. Eventually he re turned on another train to Albany. Having onVe learned the trick, he made frequent trips to different points, turning up again In rourse of time at the home ofllie. Ills travels became so extensive that the Albany clerks pro vided him with a fine collar bearing the inscription. "Owney, Albany P. O., N. Y." At the next postofllce be vis ited the elerks attached to his collar a metal tag beariug the name of that office. This attracted t tie attention of nil the clerks whom Owney visited, and tags of all Kinds, metal, paper, leather aud cloth, bearing the names of places he visited, were added. On his period leal returns to Albany these were de tached and preserved. Owney contin ued to travel from one place to another for eleven years, always using the mall cars, looking upon every man who wore the postal uniform as his friend At times he was assisted In his selec tion of a route by the clerks, who from one end of the country to th other knew him and always gave hrra a hearty welcome and n tng to prove where ho had been. From New York to California, north nnd south, he gathered these tokens of Interest, nnd many are the curious kinds. From the western mining regions are chunks of silver rudely molded and inscribed, and there are original devices In leath er and the bark of trees and scraps of cloth. During this timo he also followed the mall pouches on hoard ocean-going steamers and visited many points In Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as other- parts of the world. The Mikado of Japan presented him with a silver medal having the Japanese national coat of arms. This modal occupies a conspicuous place In 'Owney's glass case. Owney met a sad and untimely fats at Toledo, Ohio, In 1S!)7. He had been chained to a post in the basement of the postofllce to await the arrival of a photographer who was to take his pic ture, lie became impatient at this un usual restraint, which ho could not understand, and made noisy and des perate efforts to release himself, and when a clerk tried forcible means to quiet hlra he showed the first sign of temper he was ever known to display, and sprung at him and hit his hand. The clerk spread tho report that the dog had gone mad. Thereupon the postmaster summoned a policeman, who ended with a bullet the career oi this most remarkable animal. The news at once reached Owney's home office in Albany, where it caused much grief, and a demand was made for tha lifeless body in order to have it pre served. THE TWINS' SAMPLER. It Wai Beitnn by u (lrl nnd FinlabcA by Her Drotlicr. There is often comedy aud pathos, as well as family or historic interest, attaching to the quaint samplers oi old-time children, cherished now with so much pride and care by their de scendants. The impossible roses, ths birds as big as cows, the cows that may be dogs, the dogs that perhaps were meant for horses, all Inter mingled with numerals, the alphabet, family facts, meaningless flourishes, a text or a moral verse there Is no other needlework quite so fascinating to a retrospective and imaginatlva eye. A sampler which a lady much Inter ested In antiques recently reported discovering in a remote farmhouse Is perhaps unique; for It is f.e work not of one child, but two, and one oi the two a- boy. It Is not especially in teresting In design, although carefully executed, but it has a story. It was begun by little Mary Holme, aged 11, who brought It, Indeed, near to completion. There were but a few lines more to fill, and on the first oi these she had already wrought tbe "Mary," which was to be followed by her surname, and date of birth. Sho was seated before the blazing hearth, busily stitching, when a spark flew out and Ignited her dress. There was on one else in the house but her twin brother, Stephen, who sprang to fier rescue. But the poor child, fran tic with terror, struggled with him as he strove to beat out the flames, so that both fell and rolled together Into the hot embers. Mary died that night. Stephen was so cruelly burned ha was barefooted that he was for two years a crippled invalid, and limped for life. During the boy's long and slow re covery his elder sisters, to keep hlro occupied, taught him to knit and sew. Tradition declares that he knitted a pair of stockings for every member ol the family, and made a patchwork quilt for his own bed; but the only specimen of his work preserved Is the sampler, which he completed. Its last lines, in faded blue and brown, are still easily read: "Mary and Stephen Holme, born Aug. 9, 1768. Mary died Oct. 2, 1779, and Stephen finished this. In Memor lam." Youth's Companion. DLanlfylnar Her tiueata. One suspects the "first lady of th State" who figures in the little story below of a rebuke tempered with ha moi. While Thomas Chittenden, tha first Governor of Vermont, was dis charging the functions of an executive he was waited upon one day, in an offi cial capacity, by several gentlemen from Albany, New York. The visit ors were of the well-to-do class, and were accompanied by their wives. At noon the hostess summoned the workmen from tho fields and seated them at table with her fashionable visitors. When tho ladies had retirod from the dining-room to an apartment by themselves, one of them said to her hostess: "You do not usually have your hired laborers sit down at the first table, do you?" "Why, yes, madam," Mrs. Chittenden replied, simply, "we have thus far done so, but are now thinking of mak ing a different arrangement. The Gov-a ernor and myself ha been talking the matter over a lU.'e lately, and have 'come to the cone' .m that the men, who do wnrw . nartl work, ought to have. ,e, and that he and I, who do m i. , should bo content with the second, lut In com pliment to you," the lady concluded. "I thought I would have you sit down with them to-day, at the first table." The- l oot! Ti ir. The lady from Iioston looked bored The hostess noticed tho fact with some anxiety. ".My dear Mrs. Fannel," she said, "I want the llouoable Mr. Bobstay to meet you. lie's such a gifted con versationalist." The lady from Boston failed to look Interested. "I have met ser:i mified conversa tionalists this eviniii!,'," .she said, "and their only topic va.; the financial alti tude of the edible animal tissued." . Cleveland Plain Dea'cr. A 'IVn.lt-r sjiul. "I acknowledge, your honor," said the prisoner, "thai I punched this man in a moment of ind'niiatiou.'" "I wouldu t nave miiuiej the mo wouldu t nave miiuiej the mo ot Indignation so much," put in. complainant, "had he not also V. ' ued me lu tho face." Baltimore ment the comi. punched American. Do men who have cork legs go t bed wlta them on?