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USE OF ODD MOMENTS.
Practical Woman Explains How She Has Time for Everything. “I don’t know how you manage It/' said one woman (o another, "you al ways seem to know what is going on In the world, and to be able to read the newest books, and to keep up your music, while I never have time for anything but my children and my housekeeping.” The other woman smiled. "I can’t see w'hy you don’t have time.” she replied, "your family is smaller than mine and we both have a housemaid and a cook. Suppose we talk it over.” It turned out in the discussion that ensued that one woman got her fam ily of young people up bright and early, so that at breakfast time the conversation could be about topics of world-wide Interest, and then after wards when the family had dispersed until lunch, and morning’s work was done, she could take a quiet hour and read or practice. In fact, as re gards her reading, she was never without a book or magazine at hand ready to be picked up if even for a moment, during the day. In the evening, after the last meal of the day she gathered together her young people and read the most im portant news and this was followed by an Informal discussion. This took but a short time and the family thus kept in touch with the doings of the great world. This woman realized a truth that does not come to every one, namely, that a good newspaper Is the connecting-rod between provin cialism and cosmopolitanism, and that, even if one live in a smell place, one need not be ignorant of the game of the nations. Another line of conduct of this w!k9 woman was to have lying around boots of vital importance, new books of i ole. "But books cost ro much,” cried the other, “we never can afford them. We depend upon the lending libraries. ’’ But a dozen books from a library never take the place of one standarl work, always at hand when some thing is needed, always there when one is Inclined to browse. When the wise woman heard that remark she smiled. "What did you pay for that Doulton vase you showed me last week? The price of that would cover the books I buy for six months. Of course we cannot afford all the new and expensive books, but there are an extraordinary number of books everyone should know, pub lished at a price within the reach of nil of us. We do enjoy so much set tling what we shall have and aJI the children have their own Ideas cn the subject.” "But your general knowledge," pur sued the other. "I do not see how you can know about such diverse sub jects as radium and Botticelli’s paint ings.” "Odd moments, odd momenta ’’ was the answer. "That’s the mystery. I utilize all the waste-ends of time— the five minutes before dinner, the time spent waiting for others. The motive power, the determination not to lit my family outgrow me mental ly. suggests the means to make use v f all the stray moments rf ..fe.”— I.'jntreal Herald. Infallibly. There Is no place In a woman's room to r»t a note or a trinket so she will see It first. However, put it on her mirror and she will ece It second —New Orleans Plca'iine, THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. Juryman’s Truthful Excuse. A juryman who appeared before Sir James Hannen in a London court room recently was in deep mourning and claimed exemption from service on the ground that he was Interested In a funeral that day at which he de sired to be present. “Oh. certainly,” laid the courteous and the man :went sad-facedly away. "Do you know the man you have exempted?” asked the clerk. "No.” said Sir James. “He Is an undertaker,” was the replv. Professor’s Atrocious Pun. Professor Strunk of the English de partment of Cornell university Is a fond papa, as well as a desperate pun ster. His favorite form of exercise Is trundling a baby carriage along the campus walks. One day while he was So employed a friend hailed him with the query: “Giving your son an air ing, Billy?" “No," replied the pro fessor with dignity. “I'm giving my heir a sunning." Women Clerks in London. London's women clerks are Increas ing in number with remarkable rapid ity. According to an official return their ranks, which, in 1891, included 17.859 young women, rose to*a total of 55,784 in the year 1901. Male clerks increased in the derade by 34.2 per cent only, whereas their ilvals ad vanced by no less than 300 per cent Experiments With Oil. After six weeks' experiment with two different oils, the borough sur veyor of Kensington. London, his re ported that the system of laying dust by oil is unsuitable for London. Not only is the cost twice as much as for water, but the smell from the oil caused many complaints where it was used. Prisoner Satisfied with Quarters. A prisoner recently confined in Washington county, Vermont, goon re turned for another term. On being questioned regarding his anxiety to go hack, he said: “Well, you see I liked the board, and besides, 1 got inter ested in a novel they have at the jail and I wanted to finish it.” Interesting War Relics. A Howdoinham (Me.) farmer pos sesses some war rellca of unusual in terest. Among them is an old-fash ioned bar-shot of the 1812 war, and a solid shot weighing 150 pounds which was used in the defence of New Or leans in the rebellion. Gloom and Cheerfulness. "When I see a man,” save Addison, "with a Hour, shriveled face. I cannot forbear pitying bin wife; and when I meet with an open, ingenious coun tenance, I think of the happiness of his friends, his family, and his re lations.” Lost Limb Bars from Paradise. There is a belief among the South Sea Islanders that no man ran enter paradise who has lost a limb. For this reason It sometimes happens that a man will choose to die rather than Tibmlt to amputation. To Educate Her Sons. 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