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THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF MARYLAND BELVEDERE AVENUE, Near Reisterstown Road, ARLINGTON, Md. ■ O "" CAPITAL STOCK, $25,000. ■——o ——* 3STOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS. ■ P——* Does a general Banking Business In all that Is consistent with safe and carefnl man agement. Thu location of our Bank makes It the most convenient place for a large number of residents of Baltimore county to transact their financial business. During the short-time onr Bank has been open for business the amount of deposits has reached a success far in excess of our expectations. We have a SAVINGS DEPARTMENT and pay Interest on money deposited there. Call and see ns and we will explain why it will be to yonr advantage to open an account with ns. Prompt attention given to all collection business entrusted to us. ■ o ■ —■ —:OFFIOERB: CHAB. T. COCKBY, Jr., JOHN K. CDLVEB, Ist Vice-President. CHARtEN E. SMITH, President. HOWARD E. JACKSON, 2d Vice-President. Cashier. —DIRECTORS: CH\KI.KS T. COCKET, Jr., HOWARD E. JACKSON, ROBERT WMcMANNS, ARTHUR r. NICHOLSON, J. B. WAILKS, MAX RO^EN, JOHN K. CULVER, GEORGE W. ALT, H. D. HAMMOND, J. FRANK BHIPLET, H, P. EASTMAN. Dec.26-ly Second National Bank TOWSON, Kd.. BOXES BOXES SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES AT THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF TOWSON, •5.00 FUR YEAR, FOR YOUR VALUABLES. BOXES BOXES -iOPPIOBRSi THOMAB W. OFFUTT, ELMER J. COOK, tyiOE.PAEBIDENTS. THO 3. J. MEADS, President. Harrison Rider,* Cashier. Thomas W. Offutt. w. Bernard Duke, Henry C. Longneoker, Elmer J. Cook, Wm. A. Lee, Z. Howard isaao, Harrison Rider, Chas. H. Knox, Noah E. Offutt, JOHN I. YELLOTT, W. GILL SMITH, JOHN V. SLADE. Feb. 6—ly * ip 3I Should be borne in mind that having money is the start towards 3 > J > wealth. Every man J! i| CAN’T j: Get rich, but every one can save something. No matter how small <[ < [ your income may be, if you make up your mind to lay up a 3 > 3 • part of your earnings every week. It may <! ij RAIN j| J 3 And then rain some more, but with a snug little sum to your credit in 3 \ 3 [ the bank you can laugh at hard times and poverty. While the Snn of J J * Prosperity is shining is the time to save for the rainy days that are < I ALWAYS ;3 Bound to come. We can help you save ; our Savings Department does 3 * 3 \ the business. 25 cents will start an account. We furnish a deposit J ► 3 * book free of charge. Start today opening an account with JI i; The Towson National Bank,;! towson, :Mia~ 3 \ ;! JOHN CROWTHER, DUANE H. RICE, W. C. CRAUMER, \\ *3 President. Vice-President. Cashier. 3* 3 * Oot.ja-jy JpUsceHatxeons. FRANK I. WHEELER. WILLIAM P. COL*. WHEELER & COLE, Successor* to Offutt, Em mart ft Wheeler, FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS, OFFUTT BUILDING. TOWBON, Md. Telephone—C. ft P„ Towsow 188. German-American Ins. Co., N. Y.; Continental Ins. Co.: Home Ins. Co. of N. Y.; Hartford Ins. Co. of Hartford, Conn.; Pennsylvania Eire Ins. Co. of Philadelphia; St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co.; London and Lancashire Ins. Co.; Orient of Hartford, Conn.; Dixie, of Greensboro, N. C.; Fire Association, of Philadelphia; Koyal, of Liv erpool; North State, of Greensboro, N.C.; West ern, of Pittsburg; Spring Garden, of Philadel- Shia; Niagara, of N. Y.; Altna, of Hartford, onn.; Norfolk, Norfolk, va. Representing as we do the above named flrst olass Fire Insurance Companies and an agenoy of twenty-live years'standing, that has so long enjoyed the confidence of the public, we respect fully solicit of the people of Baltimore county a continuation of their patronage. Oct. 84—ly] WHERLEB ft COLE. ROBERT CLARK. A. W. CLARK LUTHERVILLE STEAM * LAUNDRY, ROBERT CLARKJ SOU, Prap’rs. NEWLY FITTED THROUGHOUT AND NOW READY FOR BUSINESS. fiood Work, Moderate Charges Public patronage respectfully solicited. GOODS CALLED FOR - AND DELIVERED. C. ftP. Phone. Mch. 13-ly WM. J. BIDDISON, FIRE INSURANCE ACENT Fire, Tornado and Windstorm Poli cies Issued. NO ASSESSMENT. —REPRESENTING— HOME FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF N. Y- Assets $20,000,000.00; GIRARD FIRE ft MARINB INSURANCE CO. OF PHILA., Assets $2,141,263.79. Office—Belair Road and Maple Avenue. Raspebnrg P. 0., Baltimore Connty, Md. C. ft P. and Maryland Phones. OTA share of patronage will be appreciated. Jan.2—ly nrOUCHWALDT TINNER AND PLUMBER -W T.ATTBAVn.I.F. HARFORD ROAD, opposite Grlndon Lane. C. ft P. Pbone, Hamilton 31. Mob. 20—ly J. MAURICE WATKINS A SON, —DBALKRB IH— Staple, Fancy & Green Groceries Fruits In season. Fresh and Salt Meats. Full line of Tobaccos, Foreign and Domestlo Cigars, fto. Bept 12—ly TOWBQN, Md. -kfONBY TO LOAN. IN SUMS OF FROM SBOO TO $6,000 on first mortgage. Apply to QF Attorney at Law, Towson, Md. Aug. 27. -tf SIiBjceXXatXBOUB. Ralph W. Rider, Livery, Sales and Exchange STABLES, WEBT CHESAPEAKE AVENUE, Near the York Road, TOWSON, Md. First-Class Teams and Automobiles —FOR HIRE.— GOOD BERVICE and REASONABLE PRICES. Mch. 13—3 m -THE FAMOUS*- FiialWiraTtary AND — OTHER CHOICE VARIETIES. PLANTS FOR SALE. ftp* Write for Catalogue. It's free.-®* CHARLES E. FENDALL & SON, TOWSON, Md. [Mcb.6—6t Eggs for hatching i EGGS FOR HATCHING! I am now booking orders for Immediate and future deliveries of EGGS THAT WILL HATCH-guaranteed fertile. These eggs are from THOROUGHBRED STOCK. Barred Plymouth Rocks SI.OO setting 15 White Plymouth Rocks 1.00 Single Comb White Leghorns 1.00 Single Comb Black Minorcas 1.00 Single Comb Black OrpiDgtons.... 1.80 EUREKA POULTRY YARDS, JOHN LIPPINCOTT, Proprietor, Feb. 6—tf] Belair. Md. BIRRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS Eggs For Sale—sl.oß per 13. JOSEPH PHIPPS, Mch.2o—Btl TOWSON. Md. BIRRED^PLYMOUTH ROCK rnne — for — LOU JHATCHING 75c. for 13 Packed for Shipment. 50c. for 13 at My Yards. 49*Call and see my stock.“S* SADTL D. BARKLEY, h rS ; Feb. 27—ly SINGLE COMB WHITE LEGHORNS! LARGE WHITE BIRDS. THE KIND THAT LAY""WINTER AND SUMMER. I have bred these birds for three years and have never failed to get winter eggs. I also took 3 first and 5 second prizes at Timonium Fair last fall. @7“ Eggs for hatching, SI.OO per 18. FRANK C. WOOD. Feb. 20- ly] Towson, Balto. county, Md. gegal Notices. 1 Hennig hausen Jt Stein, Solicitors, HIS St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. /"VRDKR OF PUBLICATION. BLASIUS WOLF ET AL. In the Circuit Court no FOR va - Baltimore County, GEOBGE J. WOLF ET AL.. In Equitt. The objeot of this suit is to procure a decree for the sale of certain property In Baltimore county, in tbis State. The bill states that Blasius Wolf Is the owner of certain fee simple property in Canton, Balti more county, being at the intersection of the centre of Hudson and Clinton streets, bounding one hundred and four feet on the centre of Hud son street by a depth south of one hundred and eighty-five feet to tbe centre of a twenty-foot alley, which property said Blasius Wolf acquired under tbe will of bis father, Simon Wolf, of record with the Hegister of Wills for Baltimore county. Second.- That said property Is subject to a mortgage to tbo Canton Avenue Building, Loan and Savings Association of Baltimore City, dated January 26th, 1906, and recorded among the Mortgage Records of Baltimore county, in Liber W. P. C., No. 264, folio 121, etc., to secure twelve hundred dollars, which said mortgage is in de fault and about to be foreclosed, and that the State and county taxes are due and tbe Collector about to advertise said property for sale. Third.— That said property Is valued at five thousand dollars and Is unimproved, except by two small dwellings, which bring about thirteen dollars income per month, and Is otherwise un productive. That if said property be sold for taxes, or upder said mortgage.lt would be sacri ficed and that it is advisable that said property be sold. Fourth.— That said Blasius Wolf has an offer for said property and Is about to sell same, but question has arisen as to his right to sell without tbe consent of bis children, in that, under said will, said children may have an interest In said property after his death. Fifth. —That said Blasius Wolf has ten children: George 1., who married Barbara Wolf; Joseph P. Wolf, adults,and Mary E., Andrew L„ August, John 8., William, Anna, Frank and Amelia Wolf, infants. Sixth.— That even though said children may have an interest in said property it is necessary that it be sold. To tbe end therefore that said property be sold and the proceeds used to pay taxes, mortgage and other expenses and the balance be appor tioned to those entitled. It Is thereupon ordered, this 19th day of March, 1909, by tbe Circuit Court of Baltimore county, iu Equity, that the plaintiffs, by causiDg a copy of tbis order to be inserted in some newspaper printed and published In Baltimore county, once in each of four successive weeks before the 19th day of April. 1909, giving notice to said absent defendant of tbe object and substance of this bill, warning him to be and appear iu this court, In person or by solioltor. On or before the 10th day of May, next, to show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to be passed asprayed- WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. True copy—Test: WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. Mch. 20—5 t Emanuel V. Herman, Attorney at Law, Builders’ Exchange Bldg., Baltimore, and Piper Building, Towson, Md. JN THE ORPHANS’ COURT OF BALTI MORE COUNTY. ORDERED, by the Orphans’ Court of Balti more county, this 9th day of March, 1909, that the sale of the real estate of Samuel Colliugs, de ceased, made by William S. Colliugs, the sur viving Executor of the last will ana testament of the said deceased, and tbis day reported to this court by tbe said surviving Executor, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause be shown to the contrary, On or before the Sth day of April, 1909, Provided a copy of this order be inserted In some weekly newspaper, printed and published in Baltimore county, once in each of three succes sive weeks, before the said sth day of April, 1909. Tbe report states the amount of sales to be 53.00u.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL. 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. VJudges. H. SEYMOUR PIERSOL, I True Copy—Test: WILLIAM J. PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mch. 13—4 t W. Ashbie Hawkins, Attorney at Law, 327 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. IS THE ORPHANS’ COURT OF BALTI MORE COUNTY. ORDERED, by the Orphans’ Court of Balti more county, this 9th day of March, 1909, that that the sale of the leasehold estate of Archi bald H. Camper, John E. T. Camper, Douglas J. Camper and Tryphena M. Camper, infants, made by Mary J. Camper, guardian of said infants, and this day reported to this court by the said Guardian, be ratified aDd confirmed, unless cause be shown to the contrary, On or before the Sth day of April, 1909; Provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper, printed and published In Baltimore county, once in each of three succes sive weeks, before tbe said sth day of April, 1909. The report states the amount of sales to be $175.00. MELCHOR HOSHALL, 1 E. CLINTON TRACEY. H. SEYMOUR PIERSOL, j True Copy—Test : WILLIAM J, PEACH, Register of Wills for Baltimore county. Mch. 13—4 t Mclntosh & Thrift, Attorneys, 213 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. Elizabeth m. shkiver et al. rs. J. TOURO SMITH ET AL., in the Cir cuit Court for Baltimore County, in Equity. ORDERED, by Circuit Court for Baltimore county, tbis 24th day of March, 1909, that tbe sale made and reported by Daniel M. Murray, Trus tee, for the sale of tbe property described in the proceedings in the above entitled cause, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to tbe con trary thereof be shown. On or before the 19th day of April, 1909, Provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper printed and published in Balti more county, once in each of three successive weeks before the said 19th day of April, 1909. 1 The report states the sale to be at fifty dollars per acre. WILLIAM P. COLE, Clerk. True Copy—Test: Mch. 27 —4tl WILLIAM P. COLE. Clerk. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the subscri bers have obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the i estate of JOHN B. LONGNECKER, late of said county,deceased. All persons having claims against tbe said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to tbe subscribers. On or before the 23d day of September, 1909 ; 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 our hands this 18th day of March, 1909. ELIZABETH M. LONGNECKER, HENRY C. LONGNECKER, Mch. 20—4t*] Executors. TO CREDITORS. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore county, letters testamentary on the estate of ELIZABETH RUSSELL, 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 23d day of September, 1909; 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 18th day March. 1909. REIBTER RUSSELL, I Mch, 20—4t*1 Executor. | FARMS FOR SALE. Wicomico C 0.—70 acres, good buildings $ 800 > St. Mary’s Co.—loo acres, plenty buildings.. 1,000 Charles C 0.—340 acres, near railroad 2,100 St. Mary’s Co.—2soacres, IS million ft. pine 3,000 Baltimore C 0.—186 acres. Second district... 3,250 i Baltimore C 0.—25 acres, near Timonium... 3,500 Harford C 0.—92 acres, on railroad, SSOO cash 4,200 Harford C 0.—150 acres. Dairy Farm 4,500 St. Mary’s C 0.—400 acres, on Patuxent 5,000 Baltimore C 0.—143 acres, on N. C. R. R 5,500 Harford C 0.—200 acres. Dairy Farm 6,000 Harford C 0.—280 acres, fine dwelling. 12,000 J. LELAND HANNA, Jan. 23—ly Baltimore, Md. TTERI BEST CLOVER SEED AND OTHER FIELD SEEDS, SEED OATS, SEED POTATOES, GARDEN SEEDS, ETC. Prices the very lowest. Let us have your orders. H. E. BARTLESON, Jan. 23—tf] Cockeysville, Md. TTIIRE INSURANCE. r INSURE YOUR HOMES AND FARM BUILD INGS IN THE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE . COMPANY IN HARFORD COUNTY. BBLAIB, MD. (Incorporated in 1843.) Rates 30 per cent, lower than other Companies. All risks prompt ly met. Apply 4o JAMBS KELLEY, Director, • Mch. 7.—tf. Towson Md. T GEORGE FISHPAW, | * GENERAL AUCTIONEER, ' RUXTON, BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. Sales of Real Estate and Personal Property will receive careful attention. A portion of the public business respectfully solicited. * Mch. 13—6 m cmrr A/in to loan in sumsofslooo | .UUU AND UPWARD. Apply to B. W. HERMAN. J une4.—tf. Attorney at Law, Towson. Md. TOWSON. MD., SATURDAY, APRIL 3. 1909. Fob “The Union.” OH, WINTEB, WHY LINGER I BY MILTON HEATHCOTE. Oh, Winter, old Winter, come give us the slip, Too long you have held us In your resolute grip. We’ve had quite enough of the frost and the snow. Oh, Winter, why linger when we want you to go ? My overcoat's hocked and my flannels are thin, And I feel of an Icicle hanging down from my chin; Burned are the kindlings, the coal bin is low, Ob, Winter, why linger when we want you to go;? We’ve now passed through April and far Into May, No chance for the fruit crop and little for hay. And deep in the pines sounds the caw of the crow, Ob, Winter, why linger when we want you to go? Cold blows the west wind and carries the dirt. Plays havoc with hats and lifts the maid’s skirt. And through my marrow the chilling winds Oh, Winter, why linger when we want you to go ? ’Tis said that the aged at some time must die. We’ll attend your obsequies without even a cry, Prayleave us at once and let something grow, ob, winter, why linger when we want you to go ? JUST LIKE FATHER. All the afternoon the wind bad been marshaling the storm clouds. With the falling of night it had in creased to a gale, and whirling snow filled the air. But indoors, where mother was preparing supper, were light and warmth and cheer. A loud stamping of feet at the back door an nounced the return of father and the boys from finishing the chores. A moment later, with a shout as of the joy of battle, they were inside shak ing the loose snow from caps and coats, and through the open door has swept the keen northwest wind, searching every nook and cranny of the large, comfortable one-room hew ed log house. “It’s going to be a cold night, mother.” “Yes, father, but we shan’t suffer,” answered mother, as she placed on the table a great pile of slices of fra grant, toothsome “rye and Injun” bread. “No,” said Rier, the older of the boys, “neither will the stock. I tell you, we gave ’em a good feed and lots of bedding, and they’re as cozy and comfortable as you please. That log barn, where the horses are, is ’most as warm as this house.” “You bet!” shouted the noisy Marsh. “And didn’t it seem good to get into the cows’ nice shed, out of the wind ? I think it’d be fun to curl up there under a pile of straw and stay all night.” “Well, I think,” remarked sister Emma, as she placed the steaming bowls of hot milk beside the plates, “I think, silly, that before 8 o’clock you’d be glad to come in and curl up between warm blankets under a pile of mamma’s comfortables 1” Sister Emma was fourteen —and wise. “Come, now, if you’ve got washed and combed, come to the table or I shan’t get the dishes done tonight.” The family were settling down for a long, pleasant evening. Mother was rocking little Anna to sleep and crooning a lullaby that to her babies was tbe sweetest music in all the world, though she never could sing a tune in her life. Father had taken needle and thread and was sewing on a pair of pants for one of the boys, for father had been a tailor in his younger days. Emma, her dishes done and put away, had sat down with her knitting work —a woolen stocking for herself. Rier was stuf fing the stove with hickory wood. A heavier blast than any before beat against the house so furiously that the eyes of the small boy of the group bulged out, as he asked : “Will it blow the house down, papa?” Just then there came a knock at the door, and an awkward, bashful young fellow was admitted —a neigh bor’s son. He was welcomed to the circle and given a chair near the fire. Turning his back to the stove, he sat down astride the chair seat, with his arms resting on its back. Father, always intent on hospitality, tried to engage him in conversation, but suc ceeded in getting only monosyllables, till suddenly the boy burst out: “It’s a mighty fine night! A fel low could have a mighty fine ride, if he bad a mighty fipe sleigh, and a mighty fine beast.” The boys snick ered, and Emma dropped a stitch, but their guest rushed on: “Our best beast got cut. We reckoned ole Mother Berry done it, but we hain’t named it to ’er yit.” “Ob, I don’t believe Mother Berry did it,” said father soothingly. Father always had a good word for the ab sent. “You haven’t told us how your mother is.” “Marm’s powerful doncey today.” “And your father, isn’t he any better?” “No, pap says he feels all-through other.” Having tnus delivered him self, he seemed to have nothing more to say, and soon “reckoned better be goin’.” “Poor old Mother Berry!” said father, when he was gone. ‘ ‘She has a temper of her own, but I don’t be lieve she meddled with Bolan’s horses.” “How a good home seems such a night as this, with the fire roaring inside and the wind roaring outside,” remarked the elder son, who already, at eleven years of age, bad gained in the home the sobriquet of “the par son.” “Marsh, let’s have some nuts.” So the two boys cracked jokes and nuts for a while, and rehearsed for future use the droll speeches of their evening visitor. Then Rier picked up a book —he always had one at hand —and Marsh climbed the ladder to snuggle down in the warm nest that awaited him in the roomy attic. At 9 o’clock the book was laid aside, and Rier followed up tbe ladder. Emma was soon asleep beside little ! Anna in one of the two beds which occupied two corners of the great room. By and by their mother climb ed the ladder and put an extra com fort over the boys, and tucked the edges carefully under the feather bed, with a breathed thought of thankful ness that they were so warm and snug, and safe at home. , Father went to the door and looked out into the whiteness of the night, white above, white below, and white through all the air. The wind still raged, the cold had increased, the great logs of the house popped with a sharp report under the grip of the Frost King. Father came in and wound the clock, while mother look ed after some last things for the night. Then they, too, laydown, but father did not sleep. He heard the clock tickiug off the minutes as they pass ed—five, ten, fifteen, half an hour. It struck io. Then father spoke. “Mother I” —hesitatingly. “Yes, father,” she answered drows ily. "I can’t sleep.” “What’s the matter? Are you cold?” “No, I’m warm. But I can’t for get Mother Berry. Jane, I’m afraid the Berry’s are cold.” “Well, Franklin, I don’t see as we can do anything about it. You’d better go to sleep.” And mother dozed off once more, and the clock went on ticking. Fifteen minutes past io. Again came the call. “Mother!” There was a note of decision im the voice this time. Father had made up his mind. “Well, father!” And it would not be strange if the voice showed a trace of impatience. “Haven’t you any bedding you could spare?” “Yes, there’s plenty of bedding, but —” “Well, I wish you’d get up and make up a bundle, and I’ll carry it over to Uncle Billy’s.” “Oh, father, in this storm! I wish —” But mother knew that it was no use to protest when father had made up his mind. Besides, she, too, had learned in her pioneer experience not only how to give material comforts, but, what is of far more value and costs more, how to give up her own comfort and to give of her life. The bundle was made up, and the blessed father went out into the night and the storm, and mother sat down by the stove to wait, and to feed the fire, and to listen. Now she heard the barn door slam shut. Now he would be springing on old Judy’s back ; the hoofbeats came to hpr ears, muffled by the snow ; then they ceased. He must be crossing the creek by this time, now climbing the bluff opposite. She went to the window and strained her eyes to look out into the night, if perchance she might see his dark form against the white ground. But the air was filled with blinding snow ; her horizon was bounded by the win dow pane. The wind smote the house with great blows. No other sound reached her. She went back to the fire and her vigil, but her heart was out on that bleak stretch of prairie that father must cross before going down to the poor little house under the hill, where lived Mother Berry, blind Uncle Billy, her husband, and the four little Berrys. It was half-past n. He ought to be there by this time. But two miles is a long way on such a night. Would he find the Berrys snug and warm in bed, and sound asleep, and bis night ride a fool’s errand ? Or —a sudden fear chilled her heart —would he find the house at all ? It was such a blind trail! Theclock struck 12,and still mother waited. Father must face the storm coming home, the icy northwest blast —if he came at all! Mother was in clined to worry. Another half hour. He should be here by this time. Again she went to the window. The clouds were breaking. A gleam of light was struggling through here and there. Even as she looked the wind swept the sky clear, and the full-orbed moon looked down on a white, white world. And there across the creek on the hillside in plain view was old Judy carefully picking her way down the unseen, uncertain path. Of course, old Judy wouldn’t get lost! Mother might have known that! The man on her back is as white as the waste snow around him. But she can see him now, and —he sees her form outlined in the window by the light behind her. And with the boyish abandor so characteristic of this friend of God he flings his arms high and. gives a shout that goes ringing far on the frosty air, and sends old Judy to her stall at break neck speed. Mother looked up at him a little severely as she met him at the door. Perhaps his jubilant spirits had jarred on her over tense nerves. Her greeting was the one word —“Welf,” with the rising in flection. “Oh, mother,” he laughs, “take the broom and sweep me first.” Beside the red-hot stove, sipping another bowl of hot milk, he told the story. “I found Mother Berry and blind Billy hugging the stove to keep it warm. They had piled everything they had in the house on the bed where three of the children were sleeping, and, mother, the baby was in the oven !” “What did they say to you ?” “Now, mother, never mind what they said. That isn’t what matters. They needed it. That’s enough for us. I’m warm as toast now. Let’s go to bed. What time is it, can you see?” he asked, as his head touched the pillow. “Just five minutes of 1.” Mother heard the clock strike, but father was fast asleep. — Practical Farmer. “Well Mrs. Finnegan, hov yer had yure teeth pulled ?” “Yis; an’ begorral th’ jok’s on th’ dintist.” “How so?” “He claimed to be wan av thim painless wans, an’ Oi niver wor so nearly kilt in all me loife. ’ ’ “It would please me mightily, Miss Stout,” said Mr. Mugley, “to have you go to the theatre with me this evening.” “Have you secured the seats?” asked Miss Vera Stout. “Oh, come, now,” he protested; “you’re not so heavy as all that.” TRIED TO BE NICE. '“When Fannie is bent upon pleas ing,” sighed Fannie’s younger sister, “she can certainly make a horrible mess of things. East Sunday Charlie Evans, having arrived at the point where he felt he wanted his family’s opinion of me, invited us both up to take tea with his mother. The min ute I laid eyes on bis mother I knew Fannie would get in trouble —shesim- ply can’t help getting nervously fool ish when there’s a religious person around. “Charlie’s mother kissed us and, addressing herself to Fannie as the elder, said something about our being very sweet to come and see a daugh terless old woman. Whereat Fannie looked at Charlie and bis two broth ers and replied feelingly that it must be a terrible disappointment to have only them. Mrs. Evans, to rectify my sister’s misapprehension, told us proudly that she had three more sons, not present. “By this time Fannie realized that she had made a bad beginning and leaped f urther in with the supposition that the other three were offhavinga good time instead of moping at home. The older lady drew herself up and said severely: “ ‘My three sons are in heaven, Miss Barnes.’ “ ‘Oh, how awful!’ came Fannie’s ready gasp. “ ‘No, not awful at all!’ and Mrs. Evans was positively glaring at us. ‘I feel that they were specially blessed in being allowed to pass thus early to their Lord. They died as little chil dren.’ “ ‘Dear me, how glad you must have been!’ blurted out flustered Fannie. “By tbis time I bad kicked a hole in her ankle, and that quieted her for a while. Sue might have kept still for the rest of the eveniug had not her pet subject, the higher educa tion of woman, come up for the old lady’s disapproval. Then Fannie made a bandspring into the conver sation by remarking that when we had more educated mothers there would be less infant mortality. “And, mind you, Fannie was really trying to be nice for my sake.’’ — New York Times. SIMPSON’S PLUCK. Charles Goodyear is not the only inventor who might turn his face to the wall to die saying of the tardy recognition ot his efforts, “I die hap py —others can get rich.” Goodyear’s efforts to introduce the use of vulcanized rubber were no more tragic than the stories of a doz en other inventors. There wasa man named Simpson in Missouri who dis covered that gutta percha was a non conductor of electricity. He borrowed money of one Amos Kendall to make his application for a patent. It was rejected over and over, rich companies fighting his claim. But he had “sand he nev er weakened. It was just after the civil war that he made his last fight. He had no money—not a dollar —but he started from St. Eouis for Wash ington afoot. He would not beg, but made his way half across the continent by saw ing wood, hoeing corn or doing any work that came to hand. In one place he robbed a scarecrow of a pair of pants and a hat, leaving his own more ragged garments in their place. In Pittsburg he had to work as a truck driver till he could earn enough to repair his shoes and take him on hisway. And all the time he believed stubbornly in himself and in his in vention. His own words were : “When I came over the tops of the Alleghanies I saw the sun rising, and I knelt down and thanked God for my life and asked him to let me get my patent. He promised me on the spot and I never had a moment’s doubt after that.” Arriving in Washington, he got a living as a day laborer on the stone foundation of the Patent Office and from that vantage ground he fought his claim through the office and the courts and got his patent. The Western Union Telegraph Company gave him sioo,ocxjdown for the privi lege of using it. — Exchange. SPECKLED TOBACCO. “Little yellow specks on the wrap per are positive indications of a cigar’s excellence. Choose a speckled cigar and you can’t go wrong.” The speaker was a hardware salesman. The tobacco salesman laughed at him. “Are you a victim of that error, too?” he said. “Listen, and I’ll tell you all about those little yellow specks “We are in Cuba. In mile long rows grow the tobacco plants in a blinding sunlight. Suddenly the sky is overcast, a shower falls. Then the clouds disappear and the sun shines again upon plants dotted here and there with immense rain drops —rain- drops peculiar to Cuba, as large as the largest pearls. “These drops become burning glasses in the sunlight. The same as the lenses they concentrate the sun’s heat, and on the leaf beneath them the little specks that you vener ate are burned. These little yellow specks indicate the quality no more than the freckles on a man’s face in dicate his ability. ' “To choose cigars by their specks is about as foolish as it would be to choose salesmen by their freckles.” — Chicago Chronicle. 1 ‘ ‘You sign this deed of your own free will, do you, madam?” asked the lawyer. “What do you mean by 1 that?” demanded the large red-faced * woman. “I mean there has been no compulsion on the part of your hus 5 band, has there?” “Him!” she ; ejaculated, turning to look at tbe 5 meek little man sitting beside her. “I’d like to see him try to compulse • me.” . The reward of faithful service is the power to do greater service. Fob "The Union.” MY WISH. BY edwabd waldmann. If I only could for charity’s sake. Teach everyone think alike. It would stop corruptness and all fake So in peace we could travel our pike. If they would only understand and learn. To be always square and fair, And always make a handy turn. If single or a pair. Our life is short, wo all believe, It is but merely a dream. The time will come we’ll have to leave, Then it will be too late to scream. THE WOOIRG OF MELINDY. “Howdy, Miss Nannie; ’deed I’m glad to see you once mo’, an’ you lookin’ so well, too. Yes’m, I come ’specially to see you, Miss Nannie; long as Miss Betty lived I nse to tell her my troubles. Now she gone, seems like I kinder turns to you. No’m, ’tain’t nothin’ like dat. Sense Enoch was took I bin gittin’ on well. “All my ’leben daughters is doin’ well; five married an’ doin’ well; four out to service an’ doin’ well. Harriet an’ Molly, dey is ole 'nnff to be at service, but I bin keep dem for company. We ain’t bad no trouble. “But, Miss Nannie, ’tis de trufe; Enoch done been took away two years an’ dis winter I done have six bids to marry. Yes, ma’am ; mour’n I eber had when I was young. “First one was Jeems Shorter. You know dat ole man ? He came to my ao’ one night an’ knock. I was set tin’by de fire. Isay: ‘Whoisdah?’ He say : ‘ ’Tis me ; ’tis Jeems Short er.’ Isay: ‘What you want?’ He say: ‘I want come in an’ keep you company.’ I say : ‘I don’t want no company.’ He say: ‘Melindy, I want come in to tell you I wants your company for always,’ says he. “By dat time I done make up my mind. Isay: ‘Jeems when you’wife Polly was libbin’ you didn’t gib her much of yo’ company. She workin’ an’ strivin’ at de washtub an’ you settin’ at de store smokin’ an’ drink in’,’ says I. ‘When datpo’ soul was layin’ on her deathbed you nebber gib her much of yo’ company ! Go ’way from here; I don’t want yo’ com pany !’ Yes, ma’am; Itolehimdat; an’ I ain’t had no mo’ words from him. I ain’t nebber had no ’pinion of Jeems nohow. “Nex’ one was Willum Johnsing. You ’member he use to drive wagon for ole Miss Sarah Brown? He came ’long from church wid me. He say : ‘Melindy, I gwine move dis spring.’ Says I: ‘ls you? Where you gwine move to ?’ He says: ‘I bin thinkin’ maybe you an’ me might live in you house. Seems like you an’ me might hit it off real well. Enoch done gone and Sary done gone, why can’t you an’ me make a bargain?’ says be kinder peepin’ round at me. “Den I speak. Says I: ‘Bill, no house ain’t big ’nuff to hold you an’ me. You done had too many wives. Some is dead an’ some is livin’. I ain’t gwine to be one of dem.’ He says: ‘Shaw, all dat is ober. I ain’t takin’ no ’count of dem past days.’ I say : ‘Enoch had one wife ; I had one husband. We got ’leben daughters. Dat s ’nuff for me.’ “So, Miss Nannie, I ain’t seen him since. “Well, one ebenin’ I was settin’ by my do’ an’ ’Lijah Winsor he come limpin’ up. We pass time o’ day an’ he set down. Presently he say : ‘Let me hold yo’ hand.’ I say: ‘What for you want to hold my band, man?’ He say: ‘ ’Cause I lub you.’ “ ’Deed, I don’t wonder you laugh, Miss Nannie, I laugh my own self.’ “I say : ’Lijah, any man ole as you is ought to have some sense an’ not be cuttin’ up like a young goat. He say: ‘’Deed, I lub yon, Melindy. Ef you will marry me, I kin get some land on Mr. Barry’s farm to work on sheers an’ you an’ me kin lib in peace an plenty.’ “Says I: ‘How many days is I gotter work in de ’bacca field to pay rent for dat lan’ ? No ’Lijah, I ain’t studyin’ about marryin’ jest now.’ “He was hard to get shet of. He kep’ ou cornin’. “One Sunday ebenin’ while I was settin’ on de bench by de do,’ here come Moses Brown. He speak up real peert like. ‘Howdy, Miss Lindy. I come to see you on special business I’d like to say a word to you by yo’- selt,’sayshe. ’Lijah, he look mighty sour, but he got up an went away. “Moses he laughed. Sayshe: ‘I hope dat ole piece o’ man ain’t think he gwine court no fine-lookin’ lady like you is.’ “He was all dressed up, his face was shiny, an’ his shoes was shiny. He done put on his bes’ shoes an’ a red nectie. I ’spect he borrow dat from Viny, Sam’s wife, ’cause I neb ber see him wid it before nor sence. He sgt down by me on de bench an’ look at me sidesways, kinder insin nerwatin’-like, an’ says he: ‘I come to do some courtin’ myself, an’ I ain’t neber gwine wid no man what drinks and fights like you does.' ‘Law I’ says he, ‘I ain’t gwine to do so no mo’. Idonegibitallup. You an’ me,’ says he, ‘gwine libetogether like two little birds.’ “But I know Moses; he can’t fool me ; ain’t no trufe in him 1 “After ’while come John Fisher. Po’ ole man. I did feel sorter sorry for him. All he wants was for me to take keer ob his po’ ole bones till de time comes for him to leab dis yertb ; but I didn’t feel called on to do dat no way. Yes, Miss Nannie, you right; ’tis his chilluns’ place to take keer of him. “ ’Deed, Miss Nannie, I spect you is tired hearin’ all 'bout dese here foolish histries; now I’m cornin’ to de most ’portant pint of all; this is what I come to ax you ’bout: “Well, las’ mont’ I went to see Sis’ Becky an’ dere I met up wid Ben Fletcher. Co’se I know him, but I ain’t seen him for a long time; he de kind don’t go’ bout much. He come to see Sis’ Becky two or three times. “One day he say: ‘Melindy, you is a widow woman an’ I a widow-man. You chillun is able to do for they selves an’ so is mine. I got a house ’longs to me, wid a garding an’ or ; chid. Ef you say so, we will git mar- ESTABLISHED 1850. ried an’ I will fix it so ef I die fust you kin have dat house an’ orchid till you die an’ den ’twill go to my chillun. What you say to dat?’ “Miss Nannie, dat soun’ sensible tome. No foolin’; no flimflam’bout dat talk. I loves to dry fruit. While he was a-talking, seems like I see my self a settin under dem apple trees a peelin’ apples an’ de rooves covered wid de pieces a dryin’ in the bright sunshine. “Isay: ‘Ben, I likes de notion, but I must tell my chillun first ’fore I makes no promise.’ “When I tell ’em dey say : ‘Do as you please.’ Dey say dey glad he ’spectable good man an’ so on. “Den I say : ‘I gwine to talk to Miss Nannie.’ You see , Miss Nan nie I surely does like dat orchid. Long time ago, after de war was ober, dere was fool talk ’bout ebery cullud man have forty acres an’ a mule ah’ ebery cullud woman a bureau. Dat come to nothin’, but we all was in hopes it raout be so. Miss Betty, she ’splain to me dat bureau warn’t noth in’ but a man’s orfis. Dat seem might qeerous to me. However, she give me a bureau, a mighty nice one. I got it now. “Ben, he really is got a garding an’ a orchid—four apple trees an’ three peach trees —an’ he say he gwine to plant some mo’. “Thank you kindly, Miss Nannie, I knowed I could ’pend on you to ’vise me right. “Yes, ma’am ; we lays off to be married next Sat’day ebenin’. “No'm, I ain’t gwine have no new dress. When Enoch was took my chillun all put togedder an’ give me a nice new suit o’ black—mon’in’, you kuow —dress an’ bonnet an’ gloves, an wail, all scorrespou’. Dat dress is good as new an’ as he is a widow-man an’ I’se a widow woman —like he says—it seem like to suit all right. “Maria, she done give me a hat her lady give her las’ summer. She say ’twon’t do for me to wear no mo’nin’ bonnet on de 'casion. “ ‘Deed’ Miss Nannie, dem white roses is de berry tip-toppest! I gwine put ’em on dat hat an’ dey will look bridish. “Dat beautiful glass pitcher —is dat for me for a bride’s present? “Miss Nannie, I gwine come to bring you de berry first dried apples I make outen dat orchid.” DECAT OF THE TEETH. Of all physical ailments to which the human race is subject decay of the teeth is perhaps the most general and widespread. This is true at least of modern times, for examination of ancientskulls has shown that although the ancients suffered from decaying teeth they did not suffer to such an extent as we do today. The exami nation of the school children of the present day betrays an appalling state of affairs in this regard. We know that the tooth itself is covered with a shield of enamel which is intended to remain intact and pre serve the dentine, or real tooth materi al, from the assaults of harmful germs formed in the mouth, principally by reason of the lodgment of particles of food between the teeth or in small depressions and dents. Certain kinds of food, especially sugars and starchy foods, if allowed to remain in contact with the teeth set up an acid fermen tation, during which the bactera which are produced literally feed upon the teeth, first eating away the enamel and when that is gone burrowing down into the dentine until the pulp of the tooth is exposed. As soon as they reach the nerve of the tooth a terrible toothache announces the fact. There are three causes behind all this trouble —improper food, wrong ways of eating and lack of cleanliness. The mistake of serving too much overcooked, soft food is responsible for much of the trouble, and this is just as true for little children as it is for adults. The teeth were given us to bite with and to chew with and if they are defrauded of their natural work they become unhealthy. In addition to this, certain articles of food, such as raw apples and nuts, which call for mastication before swallowing, are absolutely cleansing in their effect upon the teeth. Me chanically they remove masses of soft decomposing material. Besides this, masticating promotes the flow of sa liva, which in its turn helps the growth of the good germs which are needed to fight the bad ones, for it should be remembered when it is said that the mouth is always full of bac teria, that the good germs are making a brave fight there as well as every where else in the body. Finally a toothbrush should be the first birthday present, and its regular and persistent use should be made a most important part of the child’s early training. A simple alkaline tooth wash or cream should be used once a day, and the dentist should be consulted at regular intervals, because there is no matter in which prevention is so surely better than cure as in the care of the teeth. — Youth's Compan ion. The big touring car had just whizzed by with a roar like a gigantic rocket, and Pat and Mike turned to watch it disappear in a cloud of dust, “Thim chug wagons must cost a heap av cash,” said Mike' “The rich is fairly burnin’ money.” “An’ be the smell av it,” sniffed Pat, “it must be thot tainted money , we do be hearin’ so much aboot.” \ “Are the Gildays back from their ’ wedding tour?” “Yes.” “How are they?” ! “Doing nicely. She has had a ‘ kernel of rice removed from her left ■ eye and the doctors are in hopes she : can see again, and his broken collar * bone —where the old shoe struck him 1 —is knitting favorably.” Mother— “ Tommy, are you teach - ing the parrot to swear ?” ■ Tommy—“No, mother; I’m just * telling it what it mustn’t say.”