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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, J.897.
15 Rents, Situations, Real Estate, Auction Sales, O AND OTHER Classified Advertisements. S ITUATIONS WANTED FREE. Are you fn need of work? If so. you re at liberty to u these columns for assistance In that direction. While this notice appears the State Journal will publish free on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday, for Topeka or Kansas people, all notices of "Situations Wanted," not to exceed five lines, or thirty-five words. In length, provided that all advertisements of that nature are handed in previous to 10 o'clock Saturday morning: also on Wedne-day, Thursday and Friday all ad vertising of this class handed in by 10 o'clock Wednesday morning1. No advertisements of this nature to te started except on Saturdays and Wed nesdays. No obligation is Incurred on the part of the advertiser. No, worthy and needy man or woman need hesitate to take advantage of this offer. No one In business or having employment Is ex pected to take advantage of It. but all others are Invited to avail themselves freely. Tne Topeka State Journal guarantees every day It la printed, to give a local circulation by far more than all other Dailies combined. This makes this pa per the cheapest, as well as the best, dally medium In Topeka. the classified ad vertisements below costing but Fitfe Cents & Line, or 20 cents a line for a week; 50 cents by the month. Average circulation for first lx months of 1S97. 11,584. Additional Wants on Ttlx Page. WANTED HELP. WANTED By a young lady, a place to assist with llerht housework. Will work for a small salary and furnish ood ref erence. Miss "A.." care Journal. WANTED By a girl 15 years old, a place to work. Call or address 412 East Fifth street. WANTED Any grocer giving me em ployment. 1 will work one week gratis to show you I can do better than the other clerk. Address X. Y., care Journal. WANTED A job in a country newspaper oflii'e; am a good ail-around printer, efp-hteen years' experience. C K. Barnes, Douglas. Kan. WANTED By white man, work of any kind. Address J. W. C this office. WANTED Position as housekeeper by widow with little girl of 11 years. 841 North Kansas ave. WANTED There are two of us and we are rirst class carpenters with families to support: give us work, any kind. Call or write. East Fourth st. WANTED -MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED To trade a good farm 6 m les from county seat for steam threshing outfit. L. J. Ilokomb, Norton, Kan. WANTED You to know that Fosdick's Carpet Cleaning Works have removed to K'5 Kansas ave.. opposite Copeland ho tel, where you can get your chenille and lace curtains cleaned better than any place west of Chicago. J. 11. Fosdick. WANTED Good single harness and road wag-on. Address, with full description and price. Box 2113, city. WANTED Boarders: best four dollar room and board in city. 215 E. Tenth. WANTED People to know that I cure tobacco and other habits by hypnotism. No cure, no pay. Brown, US East 8ih st. WANTED 100 cases to heal, pain reduced instantly. No relief, no pay. Bro'.vn, Magnetic healer, US East 8th st. WANTED Stock to winter: good care; $1.D0 per month: stabling with grain, $3. Stanley Bros., box ill. North Topeka. WANTED Horses to winter, near town, good feed. Horses, this office, WANTED ' We want to make some gilt-edged loans on farms in Shawnee county. Call on us at once. T. E. BOWMAN & CO.. Columbian Building. WANTED Watches to clean. 76c: clocks, 50c: mainsprings. TSc: crystals, 10c. Cctsh paid for old g-old or silver. All work guar anteed. Old jewelrv exchanged for new. If hard up, see Uncle Sam. 512 Kan. Ave- SALESMEN WANTED. 130 A WEEK and expenses paid men to sell cigars on time. Experience unnec essary. The W. L. Kline Co., St. Louis Mo. FOR RENT-ROOMS. FOR RENT Furnished room at 612 Jack son st. FOR RENT Furnished rooms, hot and cold water, bath. gas. M4 Monroe st. FOR RENT For the winter, furnished 6 room cottage, near Sixth and Tavlor. Right parties can get their rent for keep ing gentleman. Reference required. Ad dress M. O.. O.. Journal office. FOR REN r Three unfurnished rooms suitable for light housekeeping. In quire at 61S Jackson st. FOR RENT Furnished upper east front room, with large alcove; furnace heat. 421 Quincy st. FOR RENT Pleasant furnished rooms. Two for light housekeeping. 3o7 E. 8th. FURNISHED ROOMS FOR RENT at 934 Kansas ave. Gas. heat, hot and cold water, bath and all conveniences, single or en suite. FOR RENT Choice store rooms modern fiats. 214. East Fifth st. and FOR RENT-HOUSES. FOR RENT A 6 room house with bath closet and cistern water; big barn If Wanted. Tyler. FOR RENT S room house. No. 410 To peka ave., $lti. Benedict & Co.. 601 Kan sas ave. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS. FOR SALE Thoroughbred Jersey bull. Miller, 2 miles west of Elmont. FOR SALE Hard coal base burner, also small sheet-iron wood stove. Call at C. D. Myers', S13 North Kansas ave. FOR SALE Millinery and fancy goods store, city of 75.000: business of $15,O0 year: old established business: best trade in the city. Can be bought cheap. Ad dress C. J. K., Topeka Journal. FOR SALE Team of 4-year-old mules, new Studebaker wagon and harness, $160. 1420 North Van Buren. FOR SALE Or exchange for buggy, spring wagon with harness. 1417 Polk. FOR SALE A good family horse at 61S Fillmore st. MISCELLANEOUS. MANUFACTURING OPTICIAN I have removed to 6:34 Kansas ave.. front room upstairs, where with late appliances I am able to suit the various conditions of sight, thus, in connection with my thor ough knowledge of and particular atten ti this business, guaranteeing to custom ers prompt, accurate and intelligent sup plying of their wants. 1 wouid call especial attention to my largely increased facilities for repairing, manufacturing and grinding glasses. which justify me in claiming for this branch of business pre-eminence in the west. Es tablished lSSO. I devote special care to prescription work in Prisms. Cylindrical and Compound Lenses, repairing Gold. Silver. Steel and Nickel Eyeglasses and Spectacles. I dupli cate any lense. New lenses in old frames and new frames on old lenses. Thanking my customers for their friend ly sunpnrt in the past and soliciting a continuance of their favors, I am, re spectfully, RICHARD H. BAKER,. Manufacturing Optician, 624 Kansas ave. (Upstairs). STOLEN Bay pony 5 years old. roached mane, new bridle and saddle on him: $10 reward lor return to J. W. Spencer, Big Springs, Kan. WANTED Ladies to call and get holiday prices at Dress Cutting School, over loo Kansas ave. NOTICE PARTICULAR Having moved my shop to the corner of Seventh and Jackson st., I am better prepared to re pair watches, clocks and jewelry at the lowest prices. You are assured of good work when you bring your repairs to me. O. H. Baker, Watchmaker. WATER. COAL OR GAS M. Burkett. contiactor for drilling or boring: any depth to 1.000 feet. All work guaranteed first class at low prices. 509 Monroe st. FRANK J. BROWN. 1" Columbian Bldg.. has $800 to loan: has good real estate or bank stock investments. Buys and sella houses and lots. FREE DISPENSARY of Kansas Medical College, corner of Twelfth and Tyler. Is open dailv except Sunday, from 1 to 2 p. m. E. M. Brockett. M. D. McAFEE'S pure apple cider, fresh every day at 15c per gal. delivered. Send or ders to 616 Kan. ave. Tel. 160. FOR VIEWS of residence or parlor, stock, groups, etc.. or photos of any interior or outside views see Farrow, ill Kan. Ave. Yiavi ! The best known remedy for women. Ladles In attendance. Kansas Viavi Co., 2 Columbian Building, Topeka. LOST AND FOUND. LOST Collie dog. dark brown and tan points, had on new collar and lock. Lib eral reward. 623 Buchanan st. STRAYED OR STOLEN White horse. branded on left hip with "2": had on steel fork saddle. Reward at 210 West Sixth. FOUND Fur trimmed left-hand glove. Owner can have same on paying for this ad. FOUND Places to get watches and clocks cleaned for 50c. 80s Kansas ave., upstairs. FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE. FOR SALE i acres 3 miles from Kan sas avenue, $450. on easy terms. SO acres rough fruit land 8 miles out. $700: will take team as part payment. SO acres good land. 6 miles out, $l,3oo. Nichols Sc Son. 509 Kansas ave. FOR SALE Choice vacant lots in Low man Hill, convenient to electric cars, also near church and school. Price from $50 to $75 each. W. M. Forbes, 116 West Sixth ave. FITCH & QUIGLEY, 106 West Sixth St., Topeka, Kan. Farms, ranches. resi dence properties, merchandise stocks sold and exchanged. Loans and insurance. Prompt attention to letters of inquiry. PRINTERS. TOPEKA PRINTING CO.. 112 East Sev enth st. Mail orders given prompt at tention. Print everything. Prices right. THEOSOPH1CAL SOCIETY- MEETING every Wednesday, 3 p. m., at 307 Van Buren st. Open to all. PSYCH OMETRY. H. H. BROWN, minister of Soul Culture. Will heal, read character and give advice from the Spirit side of life. 11$ Last 8th st. STORAGE. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Packed, hauled, shipped or stored. 123 East Sixth. Tel. 186. MERCHANTS' TRANSFER AND STOR AGE CO. FLORISTS. RS. J. R. HAGUE, Florist, successor to R. J. Groves.817 Kas. av. 'Fhone602. W. C. GROVES, successor to R. J. Groves greenhouses 1173-75-77 Clay St., store. 821 Kansas ave, 'Phone 2S3. TIN SHOPS. TUr t . r t ' t v. . . 'tzed and tin roofing. 216 W. Cth-TeLSSa. PAVING. POR first-class pavirs. sidewalk, or 1 Building brick, dried by steam and burned in down-draft kilns, the only way frood vitrified brick can. be made, call on W. Edson. sec'y of C. C. V. Brick & Pav ing Co.. 116 W. 6th Ave. BICYCLES. rpOFEKA CYCLE CO.. 112 W. 8th St. -- Bicycles and sundries; bicycles and tandems for rent; repairing of all kinds. STAMPS. SEALS AND STENCILS THE J. C. DARLING CO.. 734 KAN. AVE.. TOPEKA. Send for catalogue and prices. AMUSEMENTS. QRAND OPERA HOUSE A. G. Pearson's Stock Co. On Week, C u 111 im e n c 1 11 g Mon day Wight, December 13. Opening in a series of Metropolitan productions of plays, buck as POLICE PATHOL, H1BNI6HT ALARM. JIIUMtlHT S1T3T. DISTRICT FAIR, Etc FcD1rfa'ia.b!?tTh8 H bite Squadron Popular Prices IO, SO and 30r. CBAWFORFS OPERA. HOUSE ALWAYS IX THE LEAD! HOYT'S A BUNCH OF KEYS (OR, THE HOTEL) ADA BOTIiXEIi, as TEDDY. Comedian, Sincere, Dancers, npecial ty Artists, Or Ijrl nail tics, Nova-Mies it aid more Enlrrlnlnmrul to I he m I utile than all Others. A Revelation iu Lyric Art, Seats on sale Saturday. MEW CRAWFORD THEATER. Friday Eve., Dec 17. The Sherwood GKAXD CONCERT COMPANY IX THE OI'EBA ....MARTHA... Chart opens at Eowiey Si Snow's on Wednesday at 9 a, ni. Holders of season tickets are advised to reserve ..seats early Wednesday morning.. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : The public is hereby notified that I. S. Elder, formerly with the Capital City Coal com pany, is no longer connected with said comp'any in any capacity. Ail bills must be paid to R. Dietrich or J. J. Stanhilber. Capital City Coal Co., 827 Kansas ave. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : All those contracting coal at the office or yard of the C. C. Coal company between the 1st of April and the 1st of September, IStfi. will pay the same to I. S. Klder, 611 East Eighth (Bass' old stand), as R. Deitrich or J. J. Stanhilber are or were in no way interested in the same and have no authority to collect the same. I. S. Elder. NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CON CERN Be it known that my petition is on rile in the office of the probate court of Shawnee county. Kansas, asking for a permit to sell intoxicating linuors at 124 East Fourth st.. in the Second ward in the city of Topeka. Kansas, and the hear ing of the same is set for Monday, a. m., January 10, 1SH7. M. A. FUNCHESS. Topeka. Kan., Dec. 9. 1S97. NOTICE TO WHOM IT I.IAY CON CERN Be it known that my petition is on file in the office of the probate court of Shawnee county. Kansas, asking for a permit to sell intoxicating liquors at 632 Kansas avenue, in the Second ward in the city of Topeka. Kansas, and the hear ing of the same is set for Wednesday, 9 a. m., December 22, 18i7. G. W. STANSFIELD. Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 6, 1S97. JEWELERS. JAMES B. HATDEN, Jeweler and Op tician. Complete stock of watches, dia monds, silverware, etc. Eyes examined and spectacles properly fitted. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. DA C. BARNES. M. D. Office 732 Kan. Ave. Residence 13th and Cla- Office hours: 9 a. m. to 11 a. m.. and' 3 p. m. to 5 p. m. Telephone 59S resi dence, and 16 office. EDWARD ESTERLT, M. D. EYE AND EAR. 723 Kansas ave, Q F- SHELDON, M. D..' Surgery and diseases of women, wltn private hospital. Office No. 720 Kan. Ave. L. A. RYDER. M. D. OFFICE and residence cor. Gordon St. and Central Ave.. North Topeka. 'Phone 214. Uses the Brinkerhoff system of rectal treatment, a successful and painless treatment for piles, tistula, fish ure. ulceration, etc FUEL AND FEED. LEAVE your orders for coal, flour, feed and seds with Van Slyck, 09 W. 10th. HOROLOGIST. SEE A. WOLF, 116 -East Sixth St.. when you want your watches and clocks repaired. Work guaranteed. MONEY. MONEY LOANED on pianos, organs, sewing machines, watches, diamonds, bicycles, typewriters and any personal propery. N. B. Campbell, 606 Kansas ave. MONEY TO LOAN on farms or city property at reasonable rates. W. M. . FORBES. 116 W. 6th Are. LOANS on pianos, typewriters, bicycles guns, watches, diamonds and any per sonal property. L. Blscoe, 523 Kan. Ave. M1LO NORTON, at 406 W. Sixth ave.. will make farm loans of J1.UOU or over at 6 per cent interest- Great Western Steam Bye ..and Cleaning Works 117 East Seventh Streat. Does the best work In the city of Dye. Ins. Cleaning and Repairing on Ladles' and Gentlemen's clothing at reasonable prices. Give us a call. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. . C F. EODIGEE, Prop. MISSOURI PACIFIC. TOPEKA & FT. SCOTT ACCOM., No. 2S5 Leave Topeka 8:00 a. m. TOPEKA & FT. SCOTT ACCOM.. No. 28 Arrive Topeka 5:00 p. to. S NATIONAL STABLES S Jj Gllebrist Bns, Preprl. Jj SS SI Good turnouts celivored to any part i JJ of the city. j 9 BOARDING a. SPECIALTY' 'Fkuo 4. 70S Jiekias St. g WORK FOR DOGS TO DO. Their Use as Draft Animals Soon to Become General. r VALUABLE IU AE0TI0 REGIONS. Thousands of Dors Are Hard at Work In the Klondike, and In Belgium Draft Dogrs Are More Common Than Horses. Easily Trained to Harness. Now that ogs have been found so nseful in hauling miners' outfits into the Yukon region a number of people have suddenly come to the conclusion that many of our canine friends might be set to work in localities nearer home. Certainly the miners along the Klon dike have reason to appreciate dogs, for they , have come to depend upon them A KLONDIKE DOG TEAM. almost entirely as draft animals. It is estimated that there are fully 8,000 dogs in and around Dawson City this winter, and most of them are kept pret ty busy. The placer mines are scattered for many miles up and down the valley of the Klondike and along its little tributaries. When a miner wants to "go to town" after supplies or for mere so ciability's sake, he hitches up his team of dogs and goes merrily off through the snow. Several enterprising residents of Dawson are making good incomes by doing a general teaming business with their dogs, and these animals are valued at from $25 to 75 each. That the state department at Wash ington has at least one up to date offi cial on its roll is shown by the fact that several months ago it sent out instruc tions to its consular agents in various European countries to gather as much information as possible about the use of dogs for draft purposes. This request was promptly complied with, and a bulky volume has just been issued con taining the reports of the consuls on this subject. The issuing of this book must call to the attention of the nation the possibili ties of the dog as a useful member of society. The consequfence will probably be that the American dog will be put to work. He must give Up his leisurely ex istence and get down to business. From being an idle and often mischievous companion he must earn his daily bones. His long naps in the sun will become things of the past. In the words of the late Mr. Homer, "Dogs, ye have had your day." Outside of the arctio countries Bel gium is about the only country where dogs aro used as draft animals to any great extent. Take from the Belgian peasants their dogs, and they would suffer as much as would th,e American farmers if they should suddenly lose all their horses. In Brussels and its suburbs alone more than 10,000 dogs are used as beasts of burden. The bakers, the butch ers, the grocers, the laundrymen and dozens of Email tradesmen use them for all sorts of light delivery. The dogs trot about the streets drawing gayly painted little carts and actually seem to enjoy the work. But the peasant gardeners are most dependent on the dogs. They could not afford to keep horses, even if they could- buy them, and the dogs answer all their purposes. Before daybreak every morning the streets for miles around Brussels are alive with dog teams. The carts ore laden with all sorts of garden produce, and the market girls, walking beside their teams, have to strike a brisk pace to keep up with the carts. The Belgian draft dogs are of no par ticular breed, but have been evolved from crossing mastiff, Danish hound, setter, collie, St. Bernard, Newfound laud and no one knows how many other varieties. They are mongrels, nothing more, btitrust as useful as if their pedi grees were not hopelessly entangled. They have a fixed commercial value, which varies only with their size and age. A well trained dog 2 years old and two feet in height will sell for from $18 to $20. The same beast at the age of 6 or 7 ytiars will not sell for more than $8 or $10. In order to protect the dog from cruel masters certain legal regulations have BELGIAN DRAFT DOG HARNESSED TO A MILK CART. been made concerning his use. The weight of the load is limited, the use of whips is forbidden, the form of the muzzle is prescribed and harnessed dogs must not be left standing in the sun. Many people have sentimental objec tions to the working of dogs. In Eng land there is a law which forbids the harnessing - of the animals. Even in Belgium a society is trying to have a similar law created. Probably the American Society For the Protection of Cruelty to Animals will try to interfere as soon as the practice becomes common here, if it ever does. I for one have no sympathy with such sentiments. All big, strong dogs delight in exercise, and most of them get much less than they want and need. They have no false ideas about labor. It is not degrading to their minds. Oh, yes, they have minds. They regard an intel ligent direction of their muscular strength not as a punishment or a hu miliation, but rather as a friendly in terest in them. I have seen many dogs in harness and never one that did not act as if he were proud and pleased to be of service to his master. The average dog is not lazy. Those that appear to be eo are either overfed or misunder stood. Do you know why most dog owners think their animals are the most intel ligent of the species? It is merely be cause they understand only their own dogs. Other dogs they regard with sus picion. A neighbor of mine is an excep tion. He owns a highly intelligent dog, but does not understand him. Yet Fido is an excellent watchdog and has a most amiable disposition. His reputation, however, is bad. He is regarded as vi cious, probably because his natural ap pearance is ferocious. Yet toward chil dren and those whom he recognizes as friends he is most affectionate and gen tle. Since he discovered that I knew l.ow to play with dogs and would occa sionally indulge in a frolic with him he has been my firm friend and will beg for a wrestle or a race as plainly as if he could talk with his tongue instead of only his eyes and tail. I am as certain as possible that Fido would not object to drawing a cart. He would take a positive delight in using his big muscles that way. He would not think it a hardship if he were worked until he became tired. He will run for miles at a full gallop just for the pure joy of exercise. Yet, with all his intel ligence and strength, he is of unknown, mongrel breed, which shoSvs that to be valuable dogs need not be of unmixed blood. Of the millions of dogs in the United States a large proportion might be put to work with benefit to themselves and with profit to their owners. We wailed for years over the wasted power of Ni agara, yet here we are just realizing the tremendous traction power that we have allowed to run to waste literally at our heela There are isolated cases where dogs are put to some use in this country, but in only one locality that I know are they commonly made to serve as draft animals. That is in the northern penin sula of Michigan. In the towns and vil- BOW THE MAIL IS CARRIED ACROSS THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC. lages of that section nearly every boy has his dog team, and about this time of year the streets present a lively ap pearance. The boys harness them to sleds and drive through the streets and when there is a crust on the snow over the fields at large. For years the mail between Mackinao island and the mainland has been car ried in the winter time on dog sleds. Nearly 20 years ago dog teams were used in this service to my personal knowledge, and I notice in a recent arti cle that dog teams still carry the mail across the straits. When I lived on the straits, the carrier was old Indian-Joe,-and it was a sight that used to thrill us village boys to see him come np the main street from the lake, seated on his 20 foot sledge and cracking his long whip lash about the ears of his half doz en spitz dogs, harnessed tandem- and loping at a good ten mile gait. I have forgotten Indian Joe' best record, but I know that the remarkably short time in which he used to-cross the 15 miles of ice between the shore and the island was one of the local mar vels, only excelled by the still more re markable trips which he used to make in his open, double ended sailboat in the spring and fall, when the strait was full of floating ice and a northwest gale was howling in from Lake Huron. Probably Indian Jim was one of the pioneer dog teamsters, for the industry seems to have been kept up. Now there is talk of supplying the Alaskan miners with trained dogs from northern Mich igan. The Eskimos, of course, utilize dogs more than the people of any other race, but it is a mistake to think that their animals are the best for draft purposes. In fact, the Eskimo dogs are principally valuable for their hard iness. As a rule they are not well train ed and are naturally vicious. The aver age mongrel dog running about the streets can be trained to do better work anywhere this side of the arctio circle. How are dogs trained to the harness? Why, by a far easier process than is re quired to break a colt. Dogs have much more intelligence than horses and will readily understand what is expected of them after a few lessons. Yes, the idea of the state department is a good one. It is time that canine strength and in telligence were utilized. Put the dogs to work. Skwell FoRrx Oldest House In New Eofflsnd. A tablet placed by the Society of Colonial Dames on the old Whitefield house in Guilford, Conn., was unveiled recently. This stone house was built in 1639, and it is the oldest in New Eng land. It was used for years as a meet ing house. STRANGE MARRIAGE. "Speaking of short courtships, did you ever hear of the way that old Mr. Stebbina came to get married?" The speaker was a solemn looking young man with a contradictory twinkle in his eye. He had been introduced to the com pany a minute before by old Mr. Stebbina himself. I didn't catch his name at the time, and I don't believe any one else did. We learned it afterward, though, in a way not to be forgotten. At first I thought it was Mileson or Miteson,and, though it wasn't, I will call him Miteson for the present. "You wouldn't think," he continued, "that a sedate gentleman like Mr. Steb bina could have been guilty of a hasty marriage in his youth." "I don't know what you call hasty," responded young Hyson, who bad been looking furtively at a large photograph of Miss Stebbina whioh graced the mantel. "Mr. and Mrs. Stebbina corresponded for threa years. Be told me eo himself. I wonder what young people did before the camera was invented. The means of travel were so slow and the mails so uncertain that, with no telegraph or telephone, I should think that lovers would have abso lutely required photographs." "Sometimes they were better off wlth .out them," contradicted Miteson. "Yes," In response- to our looks of Incredulity, "some were undoubtedly benefited by the absence of modern conveniences. Why, I myself owe my very existence to the tardy appearance of Daguerre." Having at lost enlisted our attention and ailenoed young Hyson, he rattled on like a bolt polisher. "You gentlemen have all been to college and remember how blank and empty the world seemed when you first came out. I know I nearly died from sheer lonesome ness the year after I graduated. There are times when your heart goes out toward the old associations, and if there la a girl there you half like you begin to love her, and if you don't make her promise to write to you you wish you had, and if you can't remember her address you try to find it or guesa at it. Isn't it sof" Even young Hyson admitted that it was and sighed in the direction of the photograph, though he is only an under graduate. "That," continued the speaker, "is the way it was with a young man who was born away back in the early thirties and consequently In the days of 8 and 10 cent postage and no daguerreotypea. He Isn't sorry for that, though, even if It doea make him a pretty old man by now whom nobody but his wife dares to call Henry any more. "Education was hard to get when he was a lad, but he managed, poor as ho was, to matriculate in an old college that is in existence yet not far from the Catskill mountains. "About a year after he got his degree he was one day feeling blue, or spoony, to be exact, thinking of Molly Sharp, whom he had flirted with In the silly fashion of a student. Then he saw in an old newspa per a personal to tho effect that Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp, with their daughter Molly, had just returned to Tarrytown after a brief visit to relatives in the east. The east in those days meant New Eng land, and Henry was vexed to think that Molly had been in his own section without his knowing it. But he had her address now and could write. She could do noth ing worse than leave his note unanswered. "It happened that when Miss Sharp read the epistle she was day dreaming over her memories too. There was a certain Henry who figured in them largely. She, too, had gone to the little college up in the hills, which was one of the first coeduca tional institutions in the country. She, too, felt glad to get the address of an old schoolmate. So she answered as soon as maiden reserve would permit. "You can imagine how things went after that. They corresponded regularly. They recounted old interviews, Etolen ones, of course, indulged in at their peril; The experience of everybody at school is prac tically tho same, so I needn't recount the particulars. Then they drifted to sheer lovemaking of tho old fashioned, practical sort, in which the words husband, wife and housckepeing bore a prominent part. Neither of the young people was rich, and It wasn't tho custom to waste in useless gallvanting and courting the money that should be used in purchasing household furniture. Besides, they had met fre quently during the blissful six months of their early flirtation and were conse quently as well acquainted as they thoug ht necessary. "Finally the day was set, and Henry, after three years of wooing, undertook the difficult journey to his intended for the first time. He arrived three days before the wedding and found her waiting for the stage, ready to accompany him over the two or three lonely miles that lay between them and home." Miteson stopped, heaving with inward laughter. "I don't see anything funny in that!" cried Hyson. ' ' I think it was rather nice. " He had voiced the sentiments of all, but we listened when the narrator recovered himself. "Nothing funny about it? Why, he found himself face to face with a perfect stranger, and she advertised to be his bride within three days. He had been writing to another Molly Sharp all the while. I told you that ail people had about the same experiences at school, especially at the same school, and lovers are all alike, too, in one respect they don't' write much about sublunary matters. So it was small wonder that he never found out hia mistake until he saw her. If they could have exchanged photographs, it would have been different and the romance spoiled. ' ' "But what did he do?" asked young Hyson. "Ho fell in love with her on the walk home. ' ' "And she," I demanded "she had been writing to the wrong person, too er" "You must ask my mother," interrupt ed he, with the contradictory twinkle more In evidence than ever. "What yarn has my son been telling you now?" asked old Mr. Stebbina, who, with bis smiling wife on his arm, entered the apartment. My son ! So that waa what our host had said when he introduced the young man, who had just returned from abroad and was consequently even a stranger to Hy son. And Miteson was just a name created by my fancy. Harvey Wickham in Dona hoe's Magazine. A Pleasant Reminder of Other Days. "Do you know," said the ex -suburbanite, "that the rattle of our old fashioned aew ing machine that used to disturb me so greatly is now soothing and delightful to me? If I shut my eyes, it makes me think of the lawn mower, with all its grateful associations of country life." New York Sun, THE DINING CAR DINNER. "Aa in' the car along we roll, " ' Annihilating space, How cheering to the weary soul To see his smiling face And hear the 'cullud pusson's" voice Awakening each sinner. As loud he bawls in aocevits choice, "Fust call fo' dinner!' tm The sleeping wake, the dead come back. All animation each. And quickly follow In his track The dusky colored peach, ' And then to see the heathen eat, Fill plunih up tj the collar, ' In order that they mayn't be beat And earn the price, a dollar 1 I like to sit and stuff my skin While through the country flying. The edibilities slip in With ease so satisfying. And then to catch tho motion right While pouring in the beer Is not as easy as it might Be, but it's very queer. As on we roll the flow of soul Keeps pace with flow of liquor. The waiter fills the flowing bowl And we keep feeling slicker. VTe gently rock from side to side. Our food securely packing. Complacently each fills his hide, And not a thing is lacking. And as 1 calmly end my meal And sip my cafe noir My conscience tells me, and I feel. That heaven is not so far. To me it comes, I kuow full well, E'en though 1 be a sinner, J.. With the "cullud pusson's" yell, j "Fust call fo' dinner." Warren Beecher in New York Son. Not So Freih. He was a crusty old bachelor of 45. She was hia niece, a littlo tot of 8. They had been having lots of fun together in the library all the afternoon, and as dinner time drew near she became tired and sleepy. Finally he took her upon his lap. She talked to him drowsily. "You haven't got any little girl but me, have you, Uncle Harry" she asked. "No," he replied, "and if I did have one I couldn't love her any more than I do you." "Why don't you have a little girl?" the aleepy child continued. "Why don't you get married, like Cousin Tom, Uncle Har ry? Don't you want to?" "Oh, there's lots of time," he replied. "There'a lota of time, dearest, and, be sides, there are just as many good fish in the sea as have ever been caught. " It was a minute or longer before the lit tie one spoke. Raising her pretty yellow head, she looked up at hini and asked: "But, Uncle Harry, don't you think the bait is getting a little stale?" He didn't reply, and by and by aha dropped asleep in his arms. Detroit Jour nal. Two of a Kind. A conceited fellow, with some preten sions to literature, once traveled some dis tance by rail with Victor Hugo, and en tertained the great author with much ego tistic converse. The author of "Les Miser ablea, " having arrived at his destination, waa about to leave the train when his in terlocutor said: "You may perhaps liko to know who I am. I am Victor Hugo." "How odd," remarked the real Hugo, "So am I." Exchange. And They Did IU "Honorable gentlemen near me will bear me out when I say" Punch. Some Warrant For Doing- It. "What do you want?" demanded tha man in the box office. "My mission here," softly replied the constable, closing the door behind him, "ia to elevate the stage. ' ' Whereupon, by virtue of an attachment, he held him up for the receipts of the even ing. Chicago Tribune. In Nevada. Tourist How far away is the nearest village? Native Well, six miles to the nortn you'll find Fitzsimmonsville, and five miles to the west you'll come to Solar plexustown. New York Sunday Journal. Misconstrued. She Yes, father took a drop too much and it caused his death. He Intemperance is such a sad thing. She Sir, my father was an aeronaut and met hia death In hia last parachute leap. Up to Date. Proof. First Anarchist Where gold is found the vices of civilization follow at once. Second Anarchist You're right. Look at the Klondike. They have got laundries started up there already. Cincinnati En quirer. A Raconteur. Boetonian Is this friend that you wish to bring to dinner much of a raconteur? Chicago Man Blamed if I kuow; but, say, you'll die laughin if we can get him to tell in stories! Cleveland Leader. Womanly Intuition. He Really, I never loved any one until I met you. She Oh, I knew that ! You acted just like a colt that was seeing its first locomo tive. Chicago News. The Criterion. Cheewit Is he very weak and vacillat ing? Wheeler Well, I 6hould remark! You ought to see the way his bike wabbles. New York Journal. Explained. Bobbie Poppa, what does it mean by aying, "Wisdom cricth without?" Father Without being heard, my son. Brooklyn Life. The Football Crowd. . There's no thought cf weather In a football crowd. They're all cranks together In a football crowd. The young, the old, the lame, the halt. All gather under heaven's vault And hoot and yell and shout and scream For the players of the favored team. There's nothing like the waste of steam In a footbi.ll crowd. Philadelphia North American.