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PERSONALITY OF "AUTOCRAT."
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Detcrlbed by One Who Knew Him. Mrs. Rebecca Harding Davis writes of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Physi cally, he was a very small man, hold ing himself erect—his face Insignifi cant as his figure, except for a long obstinate upper lip ('left to me,' be said one day, 'by some ill-conditioned great-grandmother’), and eyes full of a wonderful fire and sympathy. No one on whom Dr. Holmes had once looked with interest ever forgot the look—or him. He attracted all kinds of people as a brilliant, excitable child would attract them. But nobody, I suspect, ever succeeded in being fa miliar with him. 1 remember one evening that he quoted one of his po ems, and I was forced stupidly to ac knowledge that I did not kndw it. He fairly jumped to the bookcase, took out the volume and read the verses, standing in the middle of the room, his voice trembling, his whole body thrilling with their meaning. 'There!' ho cried at the end, his eyes flashing, ‘could anybody have said that better? Ah-h!’ with a long In-drawn breath of delight as he put the book back." TWO MEN AT ONE SPADE. Method of East Indian Coolies Dividei the Labor. At hill stations In the Himalayas. India, coolies are employed unceas Ir.fly In the care of the snake-llke reads which wind round and round the sides of the hills. Their method of working provides a novelty to one accustomed to the methods of labor ers at home When digging, twe men work at one shade, a rope hole: attached to tho lower end of lbs wooden shaft, and pulled by on* coolie to assist the other In lift tot after the latter has filled the spade The work is done very rapidly. a( much so, Indeed, as to justify the em ployment of two men at one spadej hut It has a decidedly comical appear acre, and reminds one of a clock work toy.—Pearson’s Weekly. A Secret. Ft Is often very desirable to know bow to seal a letter so that It cannot b< opened without betraying the fac* Steam or hot water will open enve lopes closed with mucilage and ever a wafer. A hot Iron or a spirit lamp dissolves sealing wax. an Impresslot In plaster having been taken of tbs at aI. By the combined use of watci and sealing wax. however, all attempt! to open the letter otherwise than by force can he frustrated. All that li necessary Is to close the letter Ural with a small moist wafer and to plercr the latter with a coarse needle (the same applies to mucilage), whereupon sealing wax may be used In the usua manner. This seal can neither b« opened by dry heat nor by moisture. Life's Lover. With those who kneel to hrr for gifts lie came to where Life’s altars ilse; And Hume ehe crowned for royal state. And »oine she crowned for tarrlfli e (larland* she had <<t palm and hay. Laurel am! thorn; the Illy white For thoae whose lives ate prayer*; \hs rose For those who follow Love’s delight Then he. her lover, climbed nt Inst The steps of Hope whei.on she stands And. smiling, asked her. "What for me?** And reached to her/his empty hands. **Kv*n a* the tods.” she said, so I My best for you. Relov’d. I keep.'* And round about his brows she set The poppy garland bringing sltep. -Chit ago Tribune. THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. FABLE OF THE WISE HEN. How She Discomfited an Arbitration Committee and Avenged Deceit. Once upon a time (very recently) a hen went upon a strike and refused to lay. Other hens followed her example and the scarcity of hen fruit which re sulted caused eggs to retail for some thing like BO cents per dozen. In oth er words, strictly fresh eggs laid by scab hens were worth about 5 cents each In the shell. Even cold storage eggs, which were deadly explosive and had to be handled with care, brought 30 cents. The people got together and remon strated with the hens, but It did no gcod. Finally an arbitration commit tee waited on the hens and tried to persuade them to go back to work. The arbitration committee pointed out that only the rich can afford to eat eggs, but the hens refused to work. The arbitration committee then told the hens that if they persisted in the strike they would bring race suicide on themselves. Then a wise oid hen arose and spcke as follows: “In the spring when us hens wish to sit the people give us porcelain door knobs to sit on. If porcelain door knobs are as good as eggs to sit on they ought to be as good to eat as eggs. Tell the people to eat porcelain doorknobs.” The arbitration committee could not answer this argument and departed in tears. Moral—Deceit will come home to ! roost. FOR THE WIRELESS TELEGRAPH Expert Would Use Trees In Bhort-Ols* tsnce Transmission. On* of the most Interesting sug gestions made recently in connection with wireless telegraphy Is that of Major O. 0. Squler, of the United Stales army signal corps, who be lieves that for Ehort-dlstance trans mission trees can be used as substi tutes for the aerial wires usually em ployed. Major Squler's plan Is to con nect the apparatus by wires to Iron nails driven In the base ot the tiee from which the radiations would be emitted. While the tree would barely be as satisfactory as a more perma nent arrangement of wires, yet In a military campaign It might answer for many purposes where the army is operating In a country barren of trees, but here a return may be made to the older method of employing Jointed poles or kites or balloons to raise the wires. In connection with Major Squler's suggestion the point has been made that the difficulties of wireless telegraphy In transmitting messages overland would be Increased by the presence of an Intervening for esl. and should this be the case the operation ot wireless telegraphy may bo restricted greatly. Harper's Woaitv Good Work Done by Women. In striking contrast to the seclml *d life that the women of India lead eland out the careers of the six Sora h)l sisters. Belonging to a high caste family, they nevertheless broke away from the traditions of their family, went to England to be educated and now each one of the alsters stands out prominently In some line of work. One Is a musician, another Is an art ist, and a third has gone back to her native country as a Christian mission ary, The most distinguished of them all. perhaps, Is Miss Sorabjl, the law yer. She has been working for years wuu ner Drains and her pen to right the wrongs that are Inflicted upon her "shut-in” countrywomen by their “trus tees,” who so oflen defraud them of their wealth. A great step toward the success of her efforts has been accom plished recently, for she has been ap pointed by the Bengal government as legal adviser to Purdah women iu the administration of her estates. The Soft Answer. At a certain inn on the fashionable eastern shore of Massachusetts, the proprietor is noted for his easy-going disposition and his'lisp. It happened that the coffee was never just right and the women guests, after a piazza talk, finally went to the proprietor and complained. He promised to have the matter looked into at once. A week passed with no noticeable Improve ment. so complaint was again made. Said one of the women: “Really. Mr S , the coffee was worse than eve? this morning. - ' “Yes.’’ chimed in another, even worse than in Nice, where they boil chicory and call it coffee!” “And I’ve just had to take chocolate —which 1 detest!” added the third matron. Finally the proprietor turned, will bis affable smile and lisp, and re marked; “Was It that had. weally? Well, am glad 1 took tea.” THE WESTERN COLLEGE Macon, - - - Missouri Tha *ld**i Ohrtttlan Inttttotloi, fn tha W«l It* training I* a*ng»r«h»nalv« and tharovgK ft* gradual taka high rank COURSES OP STUDY« ACADEMIC (Classical and Scientific) Fraparai tor taarhlnt. bwtnaaa and profaaalonsJ W, ENGLISH PREPARATORY Thorough louidttloa M ta tia alaneatarr kvubia BUSINESS KmWaoaa koCnghg DerUui ul TntnttS i( MUSICAL ’,-«u-ucUo» «a Fiat* and Orgaa, tad to tomi ocJtea Ad Harmony. MANUAL TRAINING Brrtng, tirtaaaaMn* nnnMig T| tliT >*«»« hMbg THEOLOGICAL Nut aflol»t gogpal gnaahtrt tad mtotta—y to»— ADVANTAGES i o*y«Ual Chrtitlaa taaobtrai aplendld tofiutoMi btatthlW batUoaj practical aoomt M ttudn tor rtUa Pall Term Begins 2d Monday In September to fwstral totonnittaa tocmlt REV. L B. FORD, Sore m UT. W. 4. OLJLOtiEJi, vug graaldant board, Colorado Springs, Oda to oataJoga* asd partJoulara. srrit* FILES EDENT |KO| UJUON 6C3IUQOS. A. M, a S, What “So Long” Means. "You may have wondered, perhaps how the slang expression, ‘so long, came to be so generally used,” said a Columbia college lecturer the other day. “It Is usually used in closing a conversation, and is simply a form ol good-by. The Norwegians brought II to this country. In that land of tha midnight' sun, ‘saa laeng’ Is a common form of farewell. It means the sama an the 'an reeolr 1 of the French Among the early settlers In America were many Norwegians, and lha phrase was picked up from them. They pronounce It with the ‘g’ soften ed and accompany it by a wave of tha hand