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DAKOTA CITY, NIB. Jehn H. Bam, - PublUhj An upholstered pen wouldn't seem much too good for the $11 hog. Uncle S.-wn owns 1,500 hens at Pan ama and he exacts every one of them to do IU part nobly. How would you like to be a perfectly Inoffensive comet and be blamed for all the hard luck everywhere? The postcard business Is a great ono. According to the overworked postofflce employes, there are millions In it. The earth travels nearly three mil lion miles a day, and we are all of ui more traveled than we had supposed. The doctor who says love Is a disease might go farther and tell a curious world If It is possible to have It more than once. A Frenchman is reported to have risen 3,300 feet In the air. From "farthest north" the cry has changed to "farthest up." Ambitious farmers who were think ing of enlarging the hen branch of their Industry are now giving active attention to hogs. One of the troubles about getting Along without .meat is that there are o few other things to cat, if one doesn't like prunes. Barney Old field has broken several more automobile records. One of the good things about Barney is that he doesn't try to break records in crowd ed streets. Sculptor MacMonnlcs has married one of his pupils. This Is ah interest ing variation from the habit which culptors and artists have of marrying their models. "It's a pity nature didn't let the dentists make .man," says the Wash ington Post. With no two scientists able to agree, a nice mess they would have made of it. A New Jersey astronomer announces that the earth is stationary. He posi tively refuses, however, to give out any Information concerning the foundation upon which it is resting. Dr. Cook's wife complains he has spent all the money he made on his lecturing tour after his return from Copenhagen. Had -nobody ever told him about the rainy day? Dr. LePage of Brussels wants $20, 000 for operating on King Leopold a few days before that monarch's death. The fee is probably based upon the conclusion that the operation was en tirely successful. The fact , that the War Department has decided to abolish the use of the feather duster Is a fact of Interest both to housekeepers and to those birds which have supplied the necessary feathers. The reason for this change Is that the duster merely scatters dirt, Instead of removing it. An ungallant French Judge has de cided that spinsters of 39 have no le gal redress if they are Jilted, because by that time they are old enough to know whether a man is in earnest or not, and it Is their own fault if they are swindled out of their mature af fections. This decision will be a blow to the spinsters whose hopes are blight ed, but whose thrift remains. It has frequently been commented upon that young women of to-day are iarger than their mothers and grand mothers. It is Interesting to note that the gain In physique has Its Industrial advantages. The telephone companies now require that the girls they engage for central station work shall not be less than five feet tall, and large one are preferred. The tall girl can reach more plugs. A philosopher of the open road pre dicts that before the end of the Twen tieth century a legless race of men will squat upon motor car cushions and the hard seats of aeroplanes like tho pathetic figures that appeal to us on treet corners with musical boxes and contribution baskets. Every human organ shrivels and finally disappears In default of healthy exercise to keep It nourished and expanded. Only a tiny bone at the end of the spine re minds us by occasional friction upon a iard seat of the gratefully waving tall by which our ancestors swung in the ante glacial treetops. From the samo period of primitive pastoral existence some of us retain the wider space be tween the first and second toe which we boastfully ascribe to the post of the classic sandal instead of the bough eur ancestor grasped with prehensile feet. The classic example of useless survival of an ancient additional di gestive pouch was the human appen dix, until we discovered for it the high er function of keeping the woif from the door of an ancient and honorable profession. Why should not the hu man legs follow tall and second stom ach invo the limbo of inutility with the amazing multiplication of vehicles for sick and well, young and old, rich and poor, from street car to automo bile? Already temptations to indo lence beset us on every hand un:il adult walkers have become rare enough to be pointed out as antedil-i-lan frea'. s, like takers of snuff and male wearem 0f stocks. So far till blessed children keep up the good old fashion of leg exercise, though earh auccesalve generation abandons it nt an earlier agfl. Kven the bicycle, whlca nee helped to keep the human 'e- round and flr.ni and well-blooded with Its novel exercise, has been corrupted by a smelly g-.ttiollno addition. Wuu out soma special effort In the crusad ing spirit like that which Tesiored tho noble sport of archery, our not remote descendants will tee the last of that member of mingled beauty and Utility. Warfare agaiust disease, a winning fight at many points of the long battle line, nowhere progresses mora hopefsV ly than where It faces that old enemy of the human rare, consumption. A cnnlady that was responsible for per haps one-fifth of all deaths fifty yeavs ago has lost much of its terror; ks mortality Is only a half, or even a third, of whnt it was, and Is still de clining. Most of this advantage has been gained through Doctor Korh's great discovery of the tubercle-bacillus, and consequent Improvement in meth ods of combating the disease. But be fore the exact cause of consumption was known the beginnings of rational treatment had been made. One of the pioneers in the application of fresh air in unlimited dosage is Doctor Tr. deau, whose quarter-century of prac tice among tubercular patients was re cently celebrated at Saranac Lake. This man was himself a consumptive thirty-seven years ago. Believing in the vitalizing power of the open air, h-a went up into the north woods, and there, living roughly and healthfully in or rather out of a rude camp, he made himself a well man. Then, In 1884, he opened a small, primitive san itarium for the treatment of cases like his own. From that have grown, not only his own great establishment at Saranac Lake, but hundreds of sani tariums In all parts of tho country, where sl.mllar methoifs of treatment are followed. To these sanitariums many a man who In the old days would have been abandoned to the grave owes his health and usefulness to-day. More over, they have taught the possibility of home treatment; also the facts that fresh air, as abundant and unpolluted as may be, is man's best ally in the fight against tuberculosis, and that ex pensive Journeys to arid or seml-tropl leal rfglons are by no means essential to a cure. No disease has In its time worn a more terrifying aspect than consumption. But it Is no longer "In curable." It can be not only cured, but wiped out. Care, cleanliness and fresh air will do it. A LOVER'S DEATH. Aaphrxlntetl on the Et of Ret or for Bride. The cable carried the news to a girl In Santa de Collato, Spain, that Fran els Villeo, for whom she had waited eight yearn and whom she had expect ed to marry within two weeks, would never return to her. Villeo was found dead In his room at 290 Windsor place, Brooklyn. In some manner the gas Jet in his room had been left open and he was asphyxiated as he slept. Eight years ago Villeo, then 27 years old, wooed the girl In Spain and won her love. Her father, however, did not think Villeo rich enough and refused his consent. "Vt go to America," Vfl leo told his sweetheart, "and earn the money If you will wait for me." Fort (fled by her promise that when he returned he would find her wait ing, Villeo sailed for New York. He worked as a clgarmaker until he had saved enough to start a factory of bis own on Fulton street, Manhattan. He prospered and saved, adding to his bank account each week. Every week, and sometimes more frequently, came a letter from' Spain, always in the same handwriting, and every letter Villeo answered. Two weeks ago he told his landlady, Mrs. Ernest Morandez, that he had enough money, and that he would sail for Spain very soon. He intended to marry and bring his bride back to Brooklyn. He returned home in the best of spirits. He hnd arranged his business so that he could be gone for several weeks, had taken passage on a steam er, and had drawn $800 for his ex penses. He Bhowed Mme. Morandez a beautiful diamond ring he had bought for the girl In Spain and had talked of his plans for the future. Mrs. Morandez went to his room to call him next morning. As sho ap proached the door, she noticed tho smell of gas. She opened It and found Villeo dead in bed. The diamond ring, in Its case, was under his pillow. Dr. Murray, who was called, said he hnd been dead four or five hours. In his pocket was found $769 and in one of the drawers in the dresser were more than 200 letters from the girl In Spain, New York American. Aa Ioueatrnetlbla Sntkt, Snakes on the pampas of South America have many enemies. Burrow ing owls feed on them, and so do her ons and storks, which kill them with a blow of their Javelin beaks. Tho ty rant bird picks up the young snake by the tall, and flying to a branch or stone, uses the reptile as a flail until lta life Is battered out. The large lizard of the pampas, the Iguana, is a famous snake killer. It smites the snake to death with 1U powerful tail. Mr. Hudson, in his "Naturalist In La Plata," tells this BOtry: One day a friend of mine waa riding out, looking after his cattle. One end of his lasso was attached to his saddle and the remainder of the forty-foot lino was allowed to trail on the ground. The rider noticed a large Iguana ly ing apparently asleep, and although he rode within a few Inches, It did not stir. But no sooner had the rider passed than the trailing lasso attracted the lizard's attention It dashed after the siowly moving rope and dealt It a succession of vio lent blows with Its tall. When the whole of the lasso, several yards of which had been pounded In vntn, had passed by, the iguana, with uplifted head, gazed after it with as tonishment. Never had such a wonder ful snake crossed Its path before. A llouah (-rltlrlmn. Lord Houghton's r Digram on -nnr. Uello," probably tf.e most obscure of Brownings poems, though It has often gene tho ion mis. Is worth recalling. Said Lord Houghton, then only Dicky Mllnes, 'There art, but two tin In 'Sordello' I can understand the first and last 'Who will may hea Bordello's story told' and "Who would HatU heard bordello's story told,' an both are false." Marlitn Humor. What are you doing there?" "Tinkering up some old aulonyiblle Jokes," explained J ho prss humorist, "trying to make 'em look like 1910 models. Always remember that you'll never make a man love you by playing practical Joks on him. r .tf r :- 'fimmsR-- fr : NsC m MmmmK. IBS Mtmmmmi Mw AYf m HATKVKU muy be thought of the mass of superstition and t A Tl "pipe dreams" which ff I aurl,,B ,holr thousands V W I rnnn.tii houi. na a cnlil derful brilliancy at periods of the world's career when there were big doings. The three men who rank In the restricted and ultra-exclusive class of world conqueiora Alexander the Great, Julius Cwsar and Napoleon the Great had comets ambling around in the heavens at various important periods of their careers. Halley's comet itself Just tho same old comet that's going to dragJhe earth with its tail appeared over Europe in 1066, shining brightly for forty days, and it was hailed as a promise of his triumph by William, the Conqueror Just before the battle of Hastings, while at the same time Harold of England regarded it as on omen of his own overthrow. Comets appeared nt crucial times in the lives of many other great men and at crucial periods In the careers of many nations. Comets have appeared before terrible wars, devastating fam ines, frightful pestilences and brilliant victories, from the days when Abra ham was In his teens down the Rooseveltlan era. And Halley's comet, during all these generations, has been hustling around in space at the modest clip of something like 100,000 miles an hour. This comet appears to the view of men once In about every seventy-live years, requiring that length of time to move around Its orbit. It was last seen in 1835. The comet is named after the great English astronomer, Ed mund Halley, who lived between from 1656 to 1742, because it was he who definitely fixed the orbit of this comet and who accurately predicted Its re turn In the year 1758 after It had appeared in 1CS2. He died sixteen years before tho comet returned, but by his prediction he established a fame which will endure as long ns does the comet. He was the first to discover and prove that the comets which come within the range of man's vision have fixed periods of return. He felt that he would not live to see again the comet now known aa Halley's, but he realized If his prediction was borne out that it would prove to posterity that he had made an amazing discovery,. ., He relied on future CURLS OR CREST. Little (prnian Tencher fared Noth- IniC fur IVrnonnl Adornment. In tho recent admirable biography of Prof. Carla Wenckebach of Weles- ley, her close friend and .successor, Margarethe Muller, lias Introduced to the general public a figure long hon- oi ed for scholarship, loved for kindli ness and smiled at for quaint and de lightful oddities of character and as pect within the bounds of the "College Beautiful." "Llttlo Bismarck," the girls some times nicknamed the genial but mas terful Gorman professor, .with her short hair and serviceable clothes of unconsciously mannish effect. Man nish by Intention she never was, but she had, from her tomboy childhood, a curious Impatience of frlperles and lack of personal vanity. She was a girl of fifteen when- she wrote home casually from school: "By the way, I wear my hair short now; got rid of braids, hairpins and appenduges six months ago; feel very fieo and ll.zht without them. My frknds wail about the loss of my 'beautiful thick hair,' but what Is the use of beauty if It causes continual annoyance?" Seme years later, in New York, she received a comically apt reply to this youthfully philosophic query. She had applied to an agent to secure her a position as governess, and was promptly assured that if she wished recommendation she must wear more stylish clothes and change her way of doing her hair. " 'Tho essentiul ' consideration la,' the agent said, 'not what's in your head, but what's on It.' So I went to a little Parisian, who knew what the matter was even before I explained. 'If you don't want to take the trouble to dress your hair every day,' she said, 'why don't you wear a false front?" I was just about to shout a deter mined Never! when she dextrously put one of those curly things on my head. And really the little Curls framed my face quite pleasingly, and looked exactly as If they hud grown on my own scalp. Now If fortune comes my way, you will know what has attracted the fickle thing." Quite certainly, after fortune was attracted, the commercially Inspired curls disappeared forever. All her girls and her friends remember well what one of them describes as "that wonderful square head of hers, with Its crown of short blonde hair, which bristled up over her line brow llko the crest of an alert bird." For details of costume or coiffure she never learned to care, although on festal occasions she donned, with a childlike taste for mere brightness, an abundance of sparkling ornaments and fairies of Btartllngly brilliant hues. Her Interest in her own appearance remained small; but to beauty in oth ers she was keenly responsive. In her last illness, when a lovely young student friend came to call, she in sisted that the girl's chair be so placed that she, from her bed, could comfort ably see the "pretty pussy" ail the time. Youth's Companion. Bores talk about themselves; g0 lns talk about others. have become associated with comets of years' existence, certain It Is that matter of hlnlnrv. a unci red with won NINE NORTH POLES s 1 if" h : , .:. :'-::: , v " H-Jc rtis h . . WHY IT 13 POSSIBLE THAT EXPLORERS MAY DISCOVER THE BIQ NAIL. The position of the poles Is not constant, and observations have proved that there are a yearly counter-clock elliptical movement of some feet, and a counter-clock circular movement of some feet in diameter in a period of 428 days. The first may be due to seasonal meteorological causes; the sec ond Is far more difficult to explain. In view of these movements it is ob viously 'Impossible for any explorer to set up a staff that shall, as It were, lengthen the axis of the world and insure that it will do so for all time. The fact that the axis of the earth shifts from time to time was proved by Eeler years ago, but It waa only lately that the displacements were meas ured with anything like accuracy at a number of stations. Illustrated Lon don News. FARMING IJiSITE CITY LIMITS. Tiny I'l.it". I mv York Are Keuted Out f ruiU l'uriur. To oil) (arming within the boundaries i vthe city of New York Is a profitable occupation and that it Is curried on professionally with a large degree, of success might seem to some an extravagant assertion. Yet John R. Bowie of the soil division of tho fed eral department of agriculture, a New York letter to the Christian Science Monitor says, has Just Issued a ro;)ort on the farming possibilities of this city, showing comprehensively that the best agriculture In tho country Is not only possible here, but carried on to a remarkable degree Within the city boundaries unoccu pied lots and unsubdlvlded tracts are rented out In small plots for market gardening aud trucking purposes. The majority of the, iaruis are of miniature size, some one-half or one-quarter of an acre or even only the size of a city lot. Under such cramped conditions It la necessary to do some crop mov ing and marketing during every month of the year. Even the midwinter sea- j son the farmer uses to market his generations to give him his due in lame, which they have done.. Sixteen years after his death the comet duly returned, as he had foretold, from which time the wandering constellation has been known as Halley's comet. Since then many famous astronomers, including Clairaut, Ponteeoulant and Laplace of France, have calculated the dates for the comet's return. In 1835 the comet appeared within a few days of the prediction, while this time the comet has again kept to schedule. Halley's comet isn't by any means the only comet whose orbit has. been determined. The orbits of 100 comets have been accurately calculated and determined. Of these sixteen have known periods of short duration. Enke'a comet has a period of three years and four months, while Peter's comet haa the longest period of. the sixteen. It runs to its perihelion at the end of fifteen years and eleven months. None of these nearby comets are visible to the naked eye. The great comets which have been the cause of so much fear and trembling on the part of the Ignorant and superstitious are those hav ing long periods of revolution, ranging from Westphal's, with an orbit re quiring sixty-seven years and eight months to traverse, to the great comet of 1864, which is calculated to return after 2,800,000 years. The distinctive feature of the comet is the tail, although there are comets which are seem ingly tailless. Pictures of some of the well-known comets show the remark able variations of the caudal appendages of those heavenly bodies which are neither sun, .moon nor stars. The comet of 1861 had seven brilliant tails and several not so bright. The upper one resembled the wing of a flying fish. The Cheseaux comet of 1744 looked like an illuminated porcupine. The broad-tailed visitor of 1811 was notable for the two side stripes In closing a thin veiling of gas through which many of the more brilliant stars were visible. The most remarkable tail of all known comets was the one sported by Newton's comet of 1680. It looked like a titanic tapeworm and its length was 120,000.000 miles. Its nearest approach to the sun was 147, 000 miles, and it is due to return in the year 2355. This tail, however, was surpassed by the tall of the comet of 1811, which was 132,000,000 miles long. Beside these the tail of Halley's comet looks like a dot. It has been computed that in all there are probably about 7,000,000 comets dashing around through space. But of all these millions of comets and of all the scores of these mil lions which are said to have appeared to the eyes of men Just before great historic occurrences, that which gets its name from Halley is said to b one whose appearance has been attended with the most baneful results to humanity. Here, of course, we leave science behind and get into the midst of a lot of superstition, more or less distorted history and a vast realm of the mystical; At that, however, there Is no question that Halley's comet has been seen prior to some events of the utmost significance in the annals Of the human race. Among the great events of history which are stated to have been sig nalized by the appearance of comets were the sacking of Rome by Alarlc in 410, the overthrow of Attila In 449, the birth of Mohammed In 570, the death of Charlemagne in S14, the Black Death of 1347, Tamerlane's Inva sion of Europe in 1402, massacre of St. Bartholomew in 1572, birth of Na poleon in 1769, invasion of Russia by tho Grand Army of France under the Emperor in 1812, death of Napoleon at St. Helena in 1821, the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and the Russo-Japanese war in 1904-5. In additioa, many sacred writers have held that the Star of nthlebm. whose shining trail guided the wise aien from the East, was a comet. Chicago Record-Herald. IN NINE YEAKS. v ft , - root crops which have been stored waiting higher prices and the fruit picked during the autumn. With the dawn of spring the spinach and rhu barb start the crop and having been disposed of at the city market other crops follow in a steady stream. The chief point In this Intensive farming Is to utilize every foot of ground to Its best advantage. The onion and radish are good examples of how t his Is accomplished. As soon ns the onion develops the slightest sus picion of a bulb It Is pulled nnd bunch ed and those next It in size are givon a better opportunity for growth and development. In this way not a single crop, but a continuous supply f onions and radishes is produced. lint II Majr turn To. "I've Just thought of a brand new philanthropy," said Mr. Du.stla Stax. "What is it?" "I'm going to found a home for x billionaires who Impoverished them selves by donations." Washington Star. When a man prolongs his hand shakes with a modest girl it U apt to maks her blush. LIQUOR BILL FOR 1909. Whlkjr Alone font Consumer Three 1 1 ii ml red Million Dollar. During the fiscal year 1909, 116,852. 908 gallons of spirits were distilled from grain In the United States. What the value of this flood of liquor may have been cannot positively be stated. The output of the distilled malt and vinous liquors and allied products In the year 1905 was reported by the cen sus bureau to be worth more than 1440,000,000. In the year 1909 1,591, 738 gallons of brandy, 610,305 gallons of rum, 2,497,070 gallons of gin and 56,183,652 gallons of whisky were placed on the market in the United States. The total value of all these products at the place of manufacture was probably not less than $135,000, 000. But these figures In no way measure the cost of distilled liquor to the consumer, McClure's says. They do not include the government inter nal revenue tax or the cost of whole saling and retailing the "goods." As sold in the "saloon" at 10 or 15 cents a "drink," the cost of whisky, or what passes for such among consumers, is not less than C a gallon. This would mean that the annual bill of the Amer ican public for whisky alone would be much more than $300,000,000. There are many who place it at twice as high a figure because of the excessive adulteration undergone by the liquor for the purpose of Increasing its vol ume. Soma lluoiulnir Town. If we are to take the growth oi cities and towns in the Dominion of Canada represented by the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchwan there Is a wonderful future for some of them. Wfnnlpeg, the largest city, in eight years has increased from 42, 000 to 140,000. Other places for the past eight years show this expansion: Calgary from 4,900 to 29,300; Edmonton from 2,000 to 25,000; Reglna from 2,200 to 13. 500; Branden from 5,600 to 13,000; Saskatoon from 113 to 12,200; Moose Jaw from 1,600 to 12,000; Lethbrldge from 2,100 to 10,000; Prince Albert from 4,00 to 7,000; Fernie from' 1,900 to 5,300; Medicine Hat from 1,600 to 5,000. In these places $47,000,000 has been Invested In new buildings In the last three years, and in five years their taxable values have been Increased from an aggregate of nearly $57,000, 000 to about $220,000,000. Ton llurh to lielleve. "I should like to be excused, your lordship," said the man who hnd been summoned on a Jury in England, says Cassel's Journal. "What forr "I owe a man 5, and I want to hunt him up and pay it." "Do you mean to tell this court you would hunt up a man to pay a bill In stead of waiting for him to hunt you up?" "Yes, your lordship." "You are excused. I don't want any one on the Jury who will He like that." A farmer came to town to-day with a lot of errands to perform for his women folks. "I'd rather take a whip ping," be said, "than buy for women." Mrs. Tellit Yes, the Is a decided blonde. Mrs. Knocklt Indeed! When did she decide? Milwaukee N'ew3. "Little boy, haven't I seen you la my Bible class?" "Not unless I walks In me sleep, lady." New Orleans Pic ayune. Ella Bella married an octogenarian. Stella I don't think that a girl ought, to change her religion for a man. Chicago Daily News. "What selection is that the orchestra has Just finished?" "I don't know. Sounded to me like neuralgia expresJ ed in music." Tit-Bits. Daughter Did you have to fish much, mamma, before you cnuht papa? Mother Fish, my dear, fish! I was bear hunting. M. A. P. "How much does It cost to get mar ried?" asked the eaer youth. "That depends entirely on how long you live," replied the sad-loooking man. "How Is the water in the bath, Ll sette?" "Cold, my lady. It turned, baby fairly blue." "Then don't put Fldo In for an hour or so." Pittsburg Post. He Why are you so sad, darling? She I was Just thinking, dearest, that this Is the last evening we can be to-' gether till to-morrow. Chicago Dal! News. Professor (examining medical stu dent) If you were called out to a pa tient what Is the first question you would ask? Medical Student Where be lives. "Splendid color, Isn't it?" asked the fishmonger, cutting open a salmon. "Yes," replied the purchaser, "looks as if it were blushing at the price you ask for it." Wiggs How do you know he's a for eigner? He has no accent? Woggs No, but he knows so many ways In which this country could be Improved. Philadelphia Record. "What did the poet mean when ho called his country 'the land of the fr3e and the home of the brave'?" "He was probably referring to bachelors and married men," said old Mr. Smlthers, sadly. "What do you suppose, Algernon," the young thing asked, "is the reason, the ocean is salty?" "I am sure I don't know," drawled Algy, "unless it Is be cause there are so many codfish in it." Success Magazine. The Manager I've got a new Idea for a melodrama that ought to make a hit. The Writer What is it? Tho Manager The idea is to introduce a cyclone into the first act that will kill all the actors. Tit-Bits. "I've got to go to Philadelphia," said the hurried traveler, who was fumbling for his pocketbook. "Well," answered the New. York ticket-seller, "are you buying transportation or Just telling your 'troubles?" Washington Star. Bowers I understand that tho doc tors have Just had a consultation on Murphy. What conclusion did they come to? Powers They decided that the patient was not wealthy enough to stand an operation. Spokane Review. Ebeneezer Them skeeters makes m think of them city visitors we had tha week before last. His Wife How's that, Eb? Ebeneezer They come pret ty near bein' the worst singers and tho biggest eaters I ever see. Illustrated Bits. Gladys Oh, mamma! Here's a note from that long-haired pianist. He says it will be impossible for him to play at our reception to-night. Manama What's the trouble? Gladys Some one stole his wig. Chicago Dailf News. The Kind Lady You clear off or I'll set the dog at you. The Tramp Ah, 'ow deceptive Is 'uman natur'. Fer two nights I've slept In yer bam, eaten of yer poultry an' drunk of yer cider, and now yer treats me aa an utter stran ger. The Sketch; "They tell ml," said the innocent maid, "that your marriage was the re sult of lovft at first sight. Is It true?" "It is," answered the round-shouldered man, sadly. "Had I been gifted wifb. second sight I'd still be in the bachelor class! " Chicago Record-Herald. "I hope you will be Interested la yonder gentleman," said the hostess. "I have assigned him to take you out to dinner." "I shall be," responded .h9 lady addressed. "That gentleman was formerly my husband, and he's behind with his alimony." Louisville Courier-Journal. Magistrate Officer, what is this man charged with Constable He's a cam era fiend of the worst kind, yer wor ship. Magistrate But this mat shouldn't have been arrested simply be causo he has a mania '"or taking pic tures. Constable It isn't that, yer worship; he takes the cameras. Bod ton Clobc. "That Is a fat. . ms-Iooking en velope. Does our sale.sm.in send in & big bunch of orders?" "Not exactly. That envelope contains a receipt ror his last check, his expense account for this week, a request for a salary raise, and a requisition for somo .more nx Dense account blanks." Loulsvlll ?our!er-Jturn:tl. HnmiiK-rlim Hit- lll!lloiirl. It Is Eald that during a strike of tha billposters of Chicago a number of the ater inantp'Ts inuie exclusive use of news;mpir advertising to announce their attractions and found that they were draw ii:.; I '.-.'ger houses during that period than whin i!i'y were mak ing free lire of tl." billboards. Our cities have had hard times trying to abolish tho b!l!N!."ip nuisance. Per haps a gener.-il r-aiiz.ttinn that bill boards are unprovable as well as un sightly would help a lot In having their use discontinued. Hm-o-'s Magazine. Ilei rrf 'I biiiu:. Wife The 1 uidlord v. as here to-day and I gave him the rent and showed blm the baby. Hubby Next time bo conies around suppose you show bim the rent and give him the buby.