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Tel.—Hamilton *-k. [Sept. 21-ly jgOSLET k DOIXENBERG, Surveyors & Civil Engineers, Office—PlPEß BUILDING, TOWSON, MD. 49*C. k P. Phone—Towsod, 78 P. F. D. DOLLEMBERG, Jr , County Surveyor. Feb.—22ly Stocfe Lauras. iprwfoi Oakleigh Station, Md. & Pa. R. R., 2X Miles from Towson. Constantly on hand i LARGE STOCK OF MULES, TO SUIT ALL PURPOSES. *kffi Cc . * - SaddleantT— • HfllKF^ OaUUIB aflU ••• 11 R i P 11 General Purpose UUIIUUU FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE. WHORSESTOARDED-W C. k P. TELEPHONE. DUANE H. RICE, Prop’r, TOWSON, Md. OcLlQ—ly GROVE FARM FALLS ROAD, North of Brooklandvllle, Md PRIZE WINNING— Guernsey Cattle, Berkshire Hogs, Shropshire Sheep, Colored Muscovy Ducks, FOB SALE BULL CALF, out of Imp. Lady Simon by Milford Lassie 2d Anchor. Dropped April 20th, 1907. Also. 3 GRADE GUERNSEY SPRINGERS, in calf to Milford Lassie 2d Anchor, THE BULL THAT WINS. Apply to JAS. McK. MKRRYMAN, . R. F. D. Lutherville. Md. C. k P. Telephone—Towson 42. Oct. 19—y gCoal PortijCJCS. John T. JEntor, Attorney, Offutt Building, Towson, Md. riKDER OF PUBLICATION. JOSEPH GWYNN 1 AND CLARA M. GWYNN, HIS WIFE. PLAINTIFFS, VERSUS In the MARGARET J. GWYNN, CALEB W. GWYNN, L. ROBERTA GWYNN. HIS WIFE, DAVID T. G YNN, CIRCUIT COURT HESTER A. GWYNN, HIS WIFE. LOUISE E. GWYNN, MARY E. WICKS, MOSES WICKS. FOB HER HUSBAND, M. LOUIS GWYNN, LOUISA GWYNN. HIS WIFE, MARTHA C. DA VAGE, BALTIMORE B. WESLEY DA VAGE, HER HUSBAND, M. MARGAKET GWYNN, JOHN A. GWYNN. brnjahin n. awvNW. Corn.w, INFANT, ELIJAH L. GWYNN, INFANT, JOSHUA EDWARD GWYNN, JOHN E L. GWYNN, In Equity. HANNAH CHALK. WIFE OF JOSHUA EDWARD GWYNN, AND J. ALEXIS BHRIVER, DEFENDANTS. The object of this bill Is to procure the sale of all the real estate of which the late Joshua Gwynn died seized and possessed and distribute the proceeds among tne parties in interest, according to law. The bill states that Joshua Gwynn died on the 20th day of September. 1907, siezed and possessed of large and valuable tracts of land situated In the Eleventh district of Baltimore county, con sisting of several farms, certified copies of the deeds to said tracts of land being filed as exhib its with the bill. The bill further states that the said Joshua Gwynn left a widow, Margaret J. Gwynn, and the following children: Joseph, Caleb W., David T„ Louisa E., M. Louis, M. Margaret, John A., Benjamin 8., Elijah L., Joshua Edward Gwynn and Mary E. Wicks, wife of Moses Wicks, and Martha C. Davage. wife of B. Wesley Davage, of whom all are adults except Benjamin B. and Elijah L. Gwynn, infants, several of whom have married, as set forth in the title to this bill. All these heirs are residents of Maryland ex cepting Joshua Edward Gwynn, who has been away for a long length of time and when last heard of was in the State of Illinois, and as the complainants in this bill do not know whether the said Joshua Edward Gwynn is alive or dead, the son of the said Joshua Edward Gwynn, namely, John E. L. Gwynn, residing in the Do minion of Canada, together with Hannah Chalk, widow of Joshua Edward Gwynn, are hereby made parties in order that their rights might be determined. The bill also states that one J. Alexis Sbriver claims to have some interest in some of the tracts of which the said Joshua Gwynn died seized and possessed, and prays that he may be made a party and made to exhibit any title pa pers which could in any manner effect the prop erty of the late Joshua Gwynp. It is further alleged that Margaret J. Gwynn is entitled to her dower In said real estate, which her said husband. Joshua Gwynn, pos sessed at the time of his death. That the com plainant is entitled to an undivided one twelfth part or share of all the real estate of the said Joshua Gwynn, subject to the dower rights of the said Margaret J. Gwynn, and that the other eleven undivided portions or shares are to be distributed among the heirs as provided in the biil. subject to the aforeraid dower of Margaret J. Gwynn; that the said real estate of the said Joshua Gwynn cannot be divided among the heirs without loss and injury, and that, it would be for the best interest and advantage of all the said heirs to decree a sale thereof,and to distrib ute the proceeds among the said heirs, accord ing to their rights. The bill prays— -Ist—For a discovery from the said J. Alexis Shriver of the quantity, quality, character and condition of any Interest he may claim iu and to any part of the said real estate of Joshua Gwynn. , 2d—For a sale of the said real estate and a dis tribution of the proceeds of sale. 3d—That the Court may assume jurisdiction over all the real estate that may be proved to have belonged to the said Joshua Gwynn, de ceased, at the time of bis death. against the residents of Maryland. 6th—That an order of publication may be granted giving notice to the said oshua Edward rwyno, adult, last beard of In the Btate of Illi nois, and to John E. L. Gwynn, bis son, at Win nepeg. Dominion of Canada, warning them to appear in person or by solicitor, on or before a certain day to be named therein, to show cause, if any they have, why a decree should not be passed as prayed. It is thereupon this 17th day of February, 1908, ordered by the Circuit Court for Baltimore county, in Equity, thatthe plaintiffs,by causing a copy of this oi der to be inserted in some news paper published in Baltimore county, once in each of four successive weeks, before the 23d day of Marcb, and give notice to the said absent de fendants of th 9 object and substance of this bill, warning them to appear in this Court in person or by solicitor. On or before the 4th day April Next, to show cause, if any they have, why a decree should not be passed as prayed. WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. True copy—Test: Feb. 22—5t] WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. Grason k Bacon, Attorneys, Masonic Building, Toutson, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIS 18 TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the estate of JOHN H. COLE, late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof to the subscriber, On or before the 4th day of September, 1908 i They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted tt said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my band this 27t,h day of •Vbruary, 1908. BETTIE B. JE.iSOP, Feb. 29—4t* 1 Executrix. Wm. H. Lawrence. Attorney, 809 and 819 Law Building, Baltimore, Md . TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the estate of JOHN MARTIN, late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 18th day of September, 190 S ; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my band this 12th day of March, 1908. DORA MARTIN, Mch. 14—4t*] Executrix. IF. Ashbie Hawkins, Attorney, 91 East Saratoga St., Baltimore, Md. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of ANDREW J. KELLEY, late of said county deceased. All persons having claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 18th day of September, 1908 ; They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my band this 12th day of March. 1908. WILLIAM E. HARRIS, Mch. 14—4t*l Administrator. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE. That the subscri ber has obtained from tiie Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of RACHEL J. SHIPLEY, late of said county, deceased. All persons having claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On orbeforethe 11th day of September, 1908 } They may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate* Those Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment. Given under my hand this sth day of March, 1908. ARTHUR CHENOWETH. Mch. 7 —4t*l Administrator. faOTICE TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri ber have obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters of administration on the estate of _ HENRY C. SCHULTZ, late of said county, deceased. All persons havtng claims against the said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber. On or before the 11th day of September, 1908 ; They may otherwise by law beexcludedfrom all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this sth day of March. 1908. THERESA SCHULTZ, Mch 7—4t*] Administratrix. TOWSON NATIONAL BANK. Cash Capital $50,000. Open daily from 9 o’clock A. M. until 8 P. M nd 12 o’clock noon on Saturdays. Making loan* in flrat-claas security, and doing a generalbaiik ing business. JOHN CBOWTHBB, JR., President. W C. CRAUMER, Cashier. [ApLft-ly WATCH YOURSELF GO BY. Just stand aside and watch yourself go by: Think of yourself as “he,” Instead of “I.” Note, closely as in other men you note, The bag-kneed trousers and the seedy coat. Pick flaws; find fault; forget the mau is you, And strive to make your estimate ring true. Confront yourself and look you in the eye— Just stand aside and watch yourself go by. Interpret all your motives just as though You looked on one whose aims you did not know. Let undisguised contempt surge through you when You see you shirk, O commonest of men 1 Despise your cowardice; condemn whatever You note of falseness In you anywhere. Defend not one defect that shames your eye— Just stand aside and watch yourself go by. And then, with eyes unveiled to what you loathe— To sins that with sweet charity you’d clothe— Back to your self-walled tenements you’ll go. With tolerance for all who dwell below. The faults of others then will dwarf and shrink. Love’s chain grow stronger by one mighty link. When you, with “he” as substitute for “I,” Have stood aside and watcbed yourself go by. —Strickland IF. Gillian, in Success. A REMARKABLE ROMANCE OF MODERN POLITICS. The Part Played by a Little Brown Eyed Wo man in Winning the Election of Her Husband to the Benate of the United States. He is the First Blind Man to be Senator. BY T. C. BICHTEB. “Remember, gentlemen, the little brown-eyed woman has set her heart on my going to the United States Sen ate. Vote for the little brown-eyed woman if you can.” This remarkable plea made a blind man a Federal Senator, the only time in the history of that august body, and the first from the newly formed State of Oklahoma. It is one of the most remarkable romances of modern politics, this successful campaign of blind Thomas P. Gore, for one of the highest honors at the disposal of his proud, new State. Almost alone, without money, when his competitors were spending many thousands, with only his gift of ora tory and a devoted, brilliant, but in valid wife to help him, Gore boldly plunged into the struggle. His wife was his eyes, his inspira tion, and his support. He admits freely that but for her wonderful as sistance he could not have gained the victory. Wherever he went —and he thoroughly canvassed the big terri tory —he frankly told his hearers about the “little brown-eyed woman at home,” “If you can, vote for her,” he said. There was a spontaneous response, particularly from the farming dis tricts, and the little brown-eyed wo man’s blind husband was swept into a seat in the Unted States Senate. Now Gore is the most interesting man in that body. When Congress first convened Gore was led into the big chamber when almost all his col leagues were seated. There was MiHnrainii-nHaffinffinpiF"' nSrkable man and his great fight. In the Senate a man must possess some unusual distinction to attract more than passing notice. But Gore is still in the centre of the limelight. For a few days it was necessary to lead him about until be had familiar ized himself with, the various turn ings and outlets in the big building. Now he is able to make his way about without assistance. In a short time he will get thor oughly into the workings of bis new life, and then he may be expected to do something that will again bring him into prominence. Naturally, as the representative of the new State, his actions will be closely watched and his ideas sought. Naturally when a territory is per mitted to expand into a sovereign State, the two new federal senator ships are prizes worth trying for. In Oklahoma there were scores who de sired the honor. A number entered actively into the primaries, while others contented themselves with the receptive candidacy position. Thomas P. Gore, one of the Democratic as pirants, was not only receptive but active. So active was he, in fact, that he landed the prize he sought. Mr. Gore is entirely blind. When he was nine years old a playmate dur ing a momentary quarrel threw a stone at him. It struck his left eye and destroyed the sight. Three years afterward another playmate acciden tally shot out his other eye with an arrow. This would have discouraged most boys, but not young Gore. As soon as he was able he went right on with his studies. Friends read over his daily lessons to him and the boy developed such a remarkable memory that his mind re tained nearly all that he heard. It is said of Thomas Pryor Gore that he became a candidate for the United States Senate during his school days at Waltbal, Miss. He was sixteen years old then and blind. In some way there fell into his hands and those of his constant com panion, Charlie Pitman, a copy of the Congressional Record. This contain ed a list of the United States Sena tors. Pitman and Gore learned their names and since that time Gore has kept up with every change in the per sonnel of the Senate. “The truth is,” said Pitman re cently, “Gore has been a candidate for the Senate from that time. 1 have spent many hours reading the Congressional Record to him and espe cially speeches of Calhoun, Webster and Clay.” Sixteen when he first made up his mind to become a Senator ; thirty-six when his ambition was realized. The interim passed in total blind ness. . The goal, however, he always kept before him. He was working for it when down in Texas he made the race as a Populist for Congressman ; when in Mississippi he outpointed Money, then Congressman, in a series of debates ; when he stumped the Da kotas and Nebraska for Bryan ; when, later, he stumped Indiana and Ohio for Mr. Bryan, and when in Okla homa, he began taking an active part in politics. “If Gore gets into the jace in earn est, and I predict he win, watch for him to gain the nomination,” said an Oklahoma Republican leader early last year. “He has sat by too many firesides in the rural districts of this territory of the farmers and in the TOWSON, MD., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1908. I villages, to be defeated. It will be I impossible to defeat him in a primary, although it might be done in a con vention.” This speaker’s words were prophe tic. Returns from the rural districts nominated Gore. Two of his oppo nents spent, jointly, more than sioo,- 000 to obtain the nomination. Gore’s total expenses barely exceeded one thousand, and he mortgaged his cot tage home in Lawton to secure this sum. First returns indicated strongly the nomination of one of Gore’s oppo nents. He was running away ahead, and returned to his home confident of an easy victory. When the returns from the country districts commenced coming in Gore continued gaining. In the end he had wiped oat the ma jority of his opponent, and gained a lead that made his nomination un questioned. It was the men on the farms that did it. “Too ftiuch credit cannot be given my wife for my success,” wrote Gore to a friend in regard to his victory. “It was she I depended on at all times. Her unflagging interest, and continued encouragement made it pos sible for me to win and to her I give all the credit.” Gore had no headquarters at the swell hotels in the prominent cities of the territory ; no suits of rooms ele gantly furnished and with political hangers-on to do his bidding at his slightest wish; no paid enthusiasts traveled over the State iu his behalf ; he had not the fund to obtain lengthy eulogies in the territorial press. On the contrary Gore’s campaign was carried on from his modest cot tage in Lawton. His faithful wife was his campaign manager, and she, assisted only by a brother, worked from early dawn until midnight mail ing literature and answering the let ters of anxious friends. During his campaign for the nomi nation, Mr. Gore mapped out his own speeches and as a rule traveled unac companied excepting when the digni taries of the rural towns escorted him from one speaking place to another. Gore’s power and eloquence as a speaker are remarkable; his intel lect and power of memory wonderful. As a student in school he graduated in geometry without drawing a line or making a single figure. His pro cess was purely mental and oral. His first forensic effort of a legal nature, about the time he arrived at his ma jority, was the defence of a boyhood friend, Reuben Smith, charged with murdering an aged Confederate sol dier. Gore was attending the law school at Lebanon, Tenn., and hear ..Lu" x_ Liisuuiii sis, ■ tfrust I may be able to defend him. He is too noble to have murdered any one.” And stranger than fiction is the fact that on the same day he wrote this the boy in prison far away had said to Gore’s father, “Young Tom must soeak for me. His eloquence will save me.” And it did ! It is this same eloquence that Gore used on the stump and while sitting by the fireside pf the Oklahoma far mers. During his campaign he told them of his wife, hard-working at home, who helped him win the vic tory. Her letters of encouragement to him, urging him to even greater efforts, were read by the plowmen and the cotton-growers, and their wives, and in each instance he re ceived renewed encouragement and support from them. No campaign of this nature was ever before made in the Southwest. It was a poor man against wealth, but Gore won. Only six years ago, Mr. Gore be came a resident of Oklahoma, but in that time he won wide-spread popu larity and has been selected for sev eral territorial officas, but no one sup posed that he would have even a chance for the United States Senate, when Oklahoma was admitted to the Union, and so at first little attention was paid to his candidacy. His still hunt, however, and the efficient aid given by his loving and ambitious wife won the nomination, which was ratified and landed him at Washing ton. Mr. Gore discussed his plans with few except his faithful helpmeet. She passed upon and approved every step that he took. If she opposed a plan it was abandoned. If she thought it good it was pursued with more than ordinary vigor. It is predicted that Gore will prove a man of worth in the United States Senate. He is quick at repartee, and his replies, made on the spur of the moment, cut and cut deeply. Many a public speaker in the West and South can bear evidence of that fact, and none better than Senator Money of Mississippi, Gore’s native State. Gore was then a Populist and Money was running for election to Congress as a Democrat. He was scheduled to speak at Hobenlinden, a small rural town, and Gore was designated by the Populists to answer him. A great crowd had gathered. Mr. Gore, young and blind, asked for a division of time. Mr. Money, who had heard of him, curtly replied, “I will speak as long as I please. You are at liberty to do the same your self.” Money harangued the voters for three hours, little dreaming that Gore would reply. The younger man wait ed patiently until his time, and then entertained the throng for four hours. He quoted the Congressional Record of his antagonist, page by page, ridi culing him unmercifully. Mr. Money became thoroughly enraged,and when Gore had finished he remarked : “If you were not blind, I would debate with you in another way.” Quick as a flash came the rejoinder from Gore: “Congressman, blindfold yourself and march out. I will defeat you in that way the same as I have on the rostrum.” The challenge, however, was unheeded. Mrs. Gore was formerly Miss Nina Kay, of Palestine, Texas, where she and the new Senator were married on December 27, 1900. Of the two children born to them, but one sur vives, a daughter. Although an invalid most of the time, Mrs. Gore has been his help meet, his eyes, and his private secre tary. When he was a member of the Oklahoma State Senate she did all his work, read to him from the statutes and the measures introduced, and upon her he depended entirely. Even in Washington she is acting as his adviser and campaign manager. — Human Life. THE SMOKING CAB. No doubt many a railroad manager has "worked his grey matter” and “bfirnt the midnight oil” in an at tempt to solve the “smoking car nui sance.” It is probable that in no place on the “face of the earth” is man’s inherent nastiness more con stantly in evidence, and yet on that very account it is necessary for the railroads to haul this pestilence breed ing sink of pollution through the country. Ordinariiy we have never fully believed in the total depravity of any person, but a walk through an or dinary smoking car at the end of a night’s run of three or four hundred miles, will go a long way towards con vincing anyone that there are some men who are perilously near the total depravity point. An intimate mixture of many,many kinds of tobacco smoke with the consequent many .many kinds of breath exhaled ; the many kinds of tobacco juice and saliva hurled promis cuously under seats and against car sides, the many kinds and degrees of foul language jised and influenced by many,many kinds of bad whiskey con sumed, makes up an atmosphere be side which the aroma from the Chica go drainage canal would smell like new mown hay. We understand, of course, that the end cf chair cars, sleepers and the like, where smoking is allowed is but little better and speaks just as eloquently of man’s inherent nastiness, as the ordinary smoking car, but necessarily more care is given to their cleaning and sanitation. We understand the railroad commissioner of the State of lowa thinks the smok ing car ought to be abolished on all American railroads, but he is led to that conclusion by his investigations of different wrecks showing that smok ing cars are apt to be old and light in construction. He observes that the smoking care is apt to be hauled be tween the baggage car and coaches where it is in an exposed place for the weight and momentum of all the heavy gpaches being driven upon it in case ge4s the following : “But there is a more serious objec tion to be made to the average smo king car. It is a filthy car. It is the congregating place of the toughs and the men who think they are * ‘sports. ’ ’ They not only smoke and chew and spit on the floors of such cars, but, in many cases, they drink vile whiskey which they have pur chased in the cities from which they are returning. No one can form any adequate idea of how depraved and how nasty and filthy, how like a hog in his mire, many men are until one has traveled in some of these so-called smoking cars. There is no filth comparable to it, nowhere in the world. The lan guage which is habitually used in some of the smoking cars also is a stench. Of late some of the railroad managers have inaugurated a policy of cleaning up these human hog pens, but with what success remains to be seen. No improvement is more ur gently called for on American rail roads.” The only objection to the above that we can register is the fact that it does the hog such a fearful injustice —a hog wouldn’t chew tobacco and spit out the juice, that would be de cidedly “unhogly.” Of course there is a difference in hog-wallows, but to our way of thinking the ordinary kind is like a mountain brook alongside an ordinary smoking car, and we abso lutely protest against thus slandering the hog. Nor do we think the smoking car will ever be abolished, because the man who uses tobacco will do so against the entreaties and advice of all those he holds most dear on earth, and for whose judgment in other respects he has the highest regard. The rail roads must, therefore, provide a car where such men may wallow in the filth they think they must produce, there is no help for it, for if a car is not provided for them they would pol lute the other cars with as little con cern or regard for the rights of others as would a lion in a field with a lamb. However strange, contradictory and paradoxical it may seem, it is a fact, nevertheless, that men who are in other respects punctilliously circum spect in their regard for the rights of others, show, in their use of tobacco an absolute negation of that attribute, so that talk of abolishing the smoking car is a waste of time. It is granted that it is a nuisance, a pestilence bree der, a streak of filth going through the country, an abomination, an evidence of moral depravity and everything else along that line that can be thought of, but what are you going to do about it ? If a car was to be made of pure gold, with ivory seats, with the very richest carpets obtainable in all the earth r with priceless pictures and ta pestries, are there those who think men would not spit tobacco juice on the carpets and pollute the other parts with tobacco smoke ? Deluded mor tal you know not man if you think he would not. No, no, the railroad smo king car nuisance is here to stay and probably the only thing to do about it is to so construct the cars so that they can have the hose turned on .them at the end of every trip —that will help some. — The Railway Conductor. Senior Partner— " That new stenographer spells ridiculously. Ju nior partner —' ‘Does she ? Well if she does, its about the only word she can spell as far as my observation goes.” BEE BBEAD. Do you know that the bees get bread as well as honey from the flow ers. Watch closely some time, and you will see the whole performance. Yon must keep your eyes wide open, thougfh, or it will be over before you know it. First, Miss Bee sucks up the pre cious drop of honey which the flower has stored away for her. She always knows just where to find it, too, though each blossom has its own par ticular kind of pantry. Then she gathers her flour. This, says the Brooklyn Eagle, is generally packed in tiny boxes, with slits in the side, and Miss Bee has only to put in her funny little feet and scrape out the precious flour. We call it pollen, but the name does not matter. To Miss Bee it is flour, and she packs it away carefully in the wee baskets on her hind legs, first moistening it with a drop of hon ey. When she has as much as she can carry she flies back to the hive and stores away her load for future use. .The bread made from this flour requires neither raising nor baking. The pollen grains are crushed, soaked and kneaded with honey, and the bread is ready for the baby bees, who are the only ones that eat it. WILD WOOING. There are many ways of going a wooing. It is the custom of the abo riginal Australian to start out with the predetermined purpose of capturing a wife much as he would on a hunting excursion. He wanders about until he finds a maiden whom he thinks will suit his special requirements, and then he steals up behind her, knocks her down and takes her home on his shoulder. When a young Eskimo boy has killed his first polar bear unaided, and thus given proof that he is capable of providing for a family, he sets forth at night to get a wife. The first girl he can catch unawares he grasps and attempts to carry her off to his hut. The object of his violent affection screams and scratches and bites until she frees herself, when she immediate ly takes to her heels. The young wife seeker starts in pursuit, and when he comes up with his quarry again more scratches and biting follow, and usually the girl again succeeds in freeing herself. If the suitor again overtakes the maiden she becomes reconciled to her fate and willingly accompanies the young Es kimo to his home as his wife. STILL A HOPE LEFT. x ne teacmng ui the gospel among the poor and lowly is sometimes at tended by unexpected results. One zealous young missionary to the tene ments makes the following confession: She had labored long and earnestly to instill a little Bible history into the understanding of one particularly ob durated old pagan woman, who promp tly forgot the few lessons she learned. The dfficulty of exciting her interest seemed to be the principal one. Lit eral readings and paraphrazes alike failed to reach hersympathies. Final ly one day the missionary put her whole heart and gift of paraphrase into a recital of the Passion. To her delight she saw that her listener was aroused at last and showed genuine emotion. The recital came to an end, and there was an impressive pause. The teacher waited for her pupil to speak first, and presently the silence was broken by the old woman, who re marked consolingly : “Ah, well, let us hope it ain’t true.” — New York Mail and Express. AH AMAZING COINCIDENCE. There were amazing coincidences in connection with inquests held on two men at the London Hospital re cently by Coroner Wynne E. Baxter. Both men were named George Lee. Both men were window-cleaners. Both were fatally injured by falling from windows. Both were taken to the London Hospital. Both accidents occured at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. Both men died on Sunday. The cause of death in each case was fracture of the skull. The inquest on both men were held on the same afternoon, by the same coroner, and with the same jury. The men were not related to one an other. , One man was 35 and the other 41 years old. INBUBING GIRLS AGAINST POVERTY. The Maiden Insurance Company is a singular Denmark institution. It is confined to the nobility, and the no bleman as soon as a female child is born to him enrolls her name on the company’s books and pays in a cer tain sum and thereafter a fixed annual amount to the treasury. When the young girl has reached the age of 21 she is entitled to a fixed income and to an elegant suite of apartments, and this income and this residence, both almost princely, are hers until she either marries or dies. The society has existed for genera tions. It has always prospered. Thanks to it, poverty-stricken old maids are unknown among the Den mark nobility, but every maiden is rich and happy. Bilkins has recently moved from New York to Boston. The other morning he went to the butcher’s. “Give me a nice porterhouse,” he ordered. “Extremely sorry, sir,” said the proprietor of the establishment, ur banely, ‘ ‘but we are not giving any thing away this morning.— Harper's Weekly. _______ Census Man— Now, my little boy, run up stairs and tell your mother I forgot to ask her when your baby brother way born. Little Boy—She doesn’t know, sir. She was away on a visit. Hart/er's Weekly. THE HOBBB STILL LOVBD. In spite of the absurd supposition that the automobile and street motors of any kind will make the horse a neg -1 ligible quantity before long, the fact i is apparent that never in our history was our noblest animal receiving more 1 care and attention, more sympathy and love than at present. This is shown in various ways. The Boston Work Horse Parade i Association has its annual circular, showing the work done by the associ ation in the last year and the plans 1 for the coming season. When the : association was first organized its main object was to benefit the work horse. The parades proved success ful, and last year the association decid ed to extend its work by adding a stable competition, arguing that it was of as much importance that the work horse be made comfortable in his hours of rest as it was that he should when at work about the streets. This proved a success, and this season the number of entries in the stable competition is much larger than last year. Another new feature is a series of free lectures on snbjects related to the care of horses, including stable management, care of feet, shoeing, driving and treatment of diseases. These lectures are especially intended for drivers, grooms, stable foremen and owners of work horses. In order to improve the condition of the poor er class of horses the association had appointed a permanent agent, whose duties will be to advise poor or ignor ant owners in matters pertaining to the care of their horses. In deserving cases aid will be extended by the as sociation. There never was a time when we did not pay special attention to the horse as a racer or means of pleasure and show, for driving, riding and fashionable coaching purposes. But now love and concern for the horse has extended specially to the draft animal, the livery and cab steed. Last fall Philadelphia had a big and inter esting parade of the horse of burden of all kinds. The most popular book the General Government ever publish ed, and the most in demand today, is what is known as the “Horse Book.” The time may come when the horse will be less used. But this will only increase an affection for him, as he will be a luxury. It would be a bless ing for the automobile to displace the present cab horse or some kind of mo tor the poor animals that drag ash carts, garbage wagons and truck wagons. But the horse of beauty, for pleas ure, exercise or war is never likely to perjsh from the earth .-Lancaster (Pa.) A REMARKABLE RAILROAD. One of the most remarkable engi neering feats of recent times is the construction of the railroad from the main land in Florida along the keys to Key West. The city of Key West is on the island of Key West, over 130 miles from the main land, at the end of a chain of islands known as the Keys. The engineers completed their sur vey a year ago, visiting all the islands and measuring them. Work is now in progress on the construction of the road. The route which this railroad will follow is described thus : First, it will pass through nearly twenty-five miles of the great swamp called the Everglades, then across twenty miles of marshland to Key Largo, so named because it is the largest of the Keys, being about thirty miles long. Thence it passes over a half dozen smaller islands until it reaches what is known as Bahia Hon da, where the largest channel must be crossed. From here to Key. West it goes over the Keys curiously known as Ramrod, Cudjoe, Big Pine, Saddle Bunch, and Boca Chica. The latter island is separated from Key W-est by only a few hundred feet of water. In all no less than one hundred and twenty miles of track must be laid from the point where the line begins on Key Largo to Key West; and out of this, forty miles must be built di rectly above the open sea. A number of the Keys are protected from the ocean storms by stretches of reef which secure them, but here there is no such protection, and the railroad will indeed be built upon the ocean itself. Several other sounds are over a mile in length, while the engineers have discovered that the depth of wa ter which must be crossed, frequently ranges to as much as thirty feet. In fact, ocean steamships at times go through some of the more important passages. As these waters are fre quently disturbed by sudden and se vere storms, much difficulty in build ing bridges has been met with. When the joad is completed trains from the north will carry passengers and freight through to Key West; and then on by ocean ferries to Ha vana, Cuba. A person can then take a through car from New York or St. Louis to Havana. A CANNON* ANECDOTE. Speaker Cannon one evening stood in the receiving line at the Washing ton residence of Vice-President Fair banks, passing kindly word and grip with friends as they came along. At length his own daughter approached and, drawing up his spare frame, he grasped her hand in formal fashion and inquired with well-assumed disin terestedness. “Your name, please ?” i “Lydia Pinkham,” replied Miss Can non, amiably. “Well, Lydia, my dear, we are well met,” the Speaker . responded, “for I guess there’s just about as much good in your remedies * as there is in my Presidential boom.” “The people I lived wid before, ma’am,” said the new cook “was very r plain,” “Well,” asked her new employer, “are we not plain here ?” ! • Yez are, ma’ am, but in a different ’ way. They wuz plain in their way o’ livin’, not in their looks, ma’am.” —Philadelphia Press. s In this world a man must be eith er anvil or hammer. ESTABLISHED 1850. CHEERY WORDS. Cheery words cost little, but how much good they do; how they drive away melancholy, banish gloom, and alleviate pain ! The man who goes about saying them is the world’s ben efactor. Society is the better for his living. He does more for his gener ation by the simple fact of his cheery disposition, and his habit of stirring up the moody and imparting courage to the forlorn, than can be done by a hundred liberal men who have not a genial way of dispensing their liber ality. Many a time life hardly seems worth living to the hard bestead, who have found trouble and sorrow, to whom the winds of fate have brought loss and wreck, or who have parted with their faith in humanity. At the period when they can scarcely lift their eyes from the ground, along comes, with his smile, and his cordial band, and his look of genuine interest one of the blessed souls whose errand seems to be to uplift his fellows. He does not say very much, nothing per haps which can be remembered or re corded, but he leaves an impression of good-comradeship, of sympathy. The man he meets is encouraged, and passes on with renewed strength to meet whatever there may be to en counter. In the immortal Pilgrim's Progress there are certain characters who al ways enlist our pity, among them Mr. Despondency and Miss Much- Afraid. They have no outlook be yond the present disaster or the im pending calamity. It is sorrowful to watch their stumbling and delayed progress, and to realize that they are typical of a throng of men and wo men handicapped by diffidence or en cumbered by hardships, so that a joy ous confidence is lacking to them. To these persons the speaker of the cheery word is a true missionary, brighten ing the dark day, and giving them a moral and sometimes what is equiva lent to a physical support. PERIL OF THE CELLAR. Underground cellars ought to be done away with. They are relics of a dark age. More sickness originates in them, physicians claim, than any where else about the place. They cannot be kept in sanitary condition while vegetables are constantly decay ing there, The place for a cellar is above ground and outside the dwel ling. Leave the basement for the furnace, the coal bin and a general storeroom. An above-ground cellar is more convenient in every way. Your vegetables can be stored with less than half the labor when you do not have to go up and down stairs ground cellar r clean" wTtli Tsuf v ffflte trouble, while the underground one, being difficult to get at, will be ne glected nine times out of ten and allow ed to become a source of infection to the family above it. I hope the own ers of homes in the country will give some earnest thought to this matter and decide to build an above ground cellar the coming spring. Ventilation and temperature are much more controllable in such a building than in the old-fashioned underground cellar, which obliges the housewife to use up so much strength in climbing stairs. Locate it conven ient to the kitchen, with which it can be connected in winter by an in closed passageway. If a considerable number of potatoes are stored in bins, a little lime sprink led among them will help to prevent decay and early sprouting. Watch that cellar. Remember the doctor who immediately asked, when called to treat a case of typhoid if there was decaying cabbage in the cellar. There was. Keep the cellar sweet and clean and see that it is fre quently aired —Suburban Life. HOW LEGENDS GROW. Osborn H. Oldroyd, the man who runs on private account the Museum of Lincoln Relics in Washington, and has for 40 years devoted his energies to collecting every scrap of informa tion and material bearing on the life of the Great Emancipator, brings out an interesting point in a recent inter view regarding the growth of at anec dote told of a great man. “I liv;d in Springfield, 111., so long that when I read some of the later biographies of Lincoln,” Mr. Oldroyd says, “I recog nize the stories that I heard in the making. Every man, woman or child that ever had the merest glimpse at Lincoln has magnified that relation ship. Out of it some of them have made very interesting stories indeed, and have told them so often that they have really come to believe them. I used to scour the whole neighborhood searching for relics and information. In order to get at the people in an in formal way I took my gun along and did a little hunting as an excuse for be ing out. Then I would drop into some farmhouse to stay all night, and it needed but little effort among the old-timers to start a conversation about Lincoln.” The investigations of Mr. W. W. Ellsworth, of the Cen tury Magazine , as to the origin of many of the George Washington leg ends, like the story of the hatchet point to the same moral. The stories that are in the making in the genera tion immediately after the death of a great historic personage eventually contribute largely to the accepted sources of public information. Visitor.— How do you do, Tommy? I’ve come to stay at your house a week, and I’m sure you can’t guess who I am. • Tommy—l’ll bet you one thing. Visitor —What ? Tommy—l’ll bet you’re no relation of father’s. Awkward Spouse— l see our set is to have a grand charity ball. Did you ever dance for charity ? Pretty wife —Of course. Don’t you remember how I used to always dance with you when we first met?— Illustrated, Bits. The plant which is often transplant ed does not often prosper.