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Bills by the Handfuls Handed Out to
Visitor In Chicago for a »20 Gold
Piece—Prices to Stagger the Unin
The Very Rev. Dean Harris tells of
the peculiar money scale of Nica
ragua When the civil war In the
United States was drawing to an end.
confederate bills were worth from (Ire
to ten cents a dollar, he writes. It
meant to the public that all hope for
Southern currency ever being re
deemed was practically dead. When I
vlalted the large markets In this city
the amount of money and the figures
on the bank bills surprised me
Bills of big denominations were
passing from buyer to seller, from
hand to hand, and no change asked or
given. 1 began to Inquire the prices
ruling the stalls.
"Qualnlo vale"—how much, I said,
pointing to the measure of potatoes.
“81s dollars," the woman In the stall
"For alir *
“O. no, senor. for a litre"—a quart.
The price staggered me. Rice was 15
a pound, onions four, flour |6 a quart,
and everything else In proportion We
pay our butchers a pretty stiff price
for meat In Toronto but compared
with prices here, It Is ridiculously
cheap, A sirloin steak at the 1-eon
market costs |19 per pound, and a
turkey |160 But everyone carries
plies of bills here; their pockets are
bulging with them.
While In the market 1 frequently
saw the vendors of fruit pull from
their pockets rolls of bills as large
and round as a sleln, and begin to
count o(T wads of twenties and fifties
till I marveled at Ibelr wealth. Among
the farmers, It Is said that money Is
so plentiful that It la kept In largo
boles Silver Is rarely seen, and
small coins are unknown.
The small farmers and peons of the
surrounding country when they coma
here to buy carry their money la
small (tags or baskets. My hill at th«
restaurant for dinner was 1200. and a
Panama hat cost me 1600. For a car
riage for one hour I was asked, and
paid. JSO; and so for anything else la
I have not yet paid my hotel ac
•runt, but I expect to Ite asked, and to
pay, >5.000, All this would have been
heart breaking If I had not called a:
the bank on my arrival here. For a
120 gold piece I asked for change
the currency of the country. The tel
ler looked at my gold coin, weighed It
In bis hand, put It to one able, an,
began carelessly counting bills with
the rapidity for which these young
men all over the world are famous.
1 waited patiently, watching rolls
pile up, and hoping when he was
through he'd attend to me You can't
hurry cashiers, so I rat down until ha
got through. Now, I thought, he'll
count me out change. Presently, he
opened the hinged wicket, called mo
over, and said politely In Spanish
"Your change, senor!" "How much
air?" 1 asked him. "Two thousand
dollars, sir.” I borrowed from him a
newspaper, rolled up my money, and
went to my hotel.—Toronto Mall and
You cheat yourself to a great de
gree when you do not get your own
American Manservants May Wear Red
Coats and Knee Breeches.
Fashionable families year by year
arc edging away from New York's old
conservatism In respect of liveries for
their servants, and ere the passing of
the present decade Manhattan's
streets may blossom with flunkies In
scarlet coats, sky-blue knee breeches,
white silk stockings and all the Hum
B'ery characteristic of the British capi
tal In Us most ostentatious period.
"Silent" Smith's footmen appeared In
small clothes for his house warming
recently, and now It Is on the carpal
that Mrs. ‘ Jack” Astor will outshine
the multi-millionaire bachelor by har
ing all the manservants In her estab
lishment In liveries more elaborate
than anything seen here since the
British evacuation. The young ma
tron Is no» yet prepared to go to the
length of mal ing her Jeemses and
Tnnerles powder their hair, but those
who know her best say It would not
astonish them If she did advance ever
to that degree of magnificence. Of
course, the stately butler who pra
sides over the social destinies of 81*
Fifth avenue, will not condescend to
display his calves, even to please his
brautlful young mistress. For him.
Impressive dlcnlty In dress as every
thing else. Perhaps, though, he will
consent to wear for the bigger dinners
his decoration from the Ancient and
Honorable Order of Former Ducal Re
tainers. Society women say there's
nothing like the Aston luck. —New
York Press.
Engllfh Writer Point* Out Difference*
in Home Life.
l>et me take Felice Boulanger
(which isn’t her name) as a typical
French child of try experience, gained
after nearly three years' residence la
She Is one of five children ranging
in age from her brother of 16 to th»
youngest girl of 6. Felice has a ski*
like (he sheen of a pearl, (which is
marvelous considering <he amount of
indigestible food she oolla five times
a day); big. deer rlke eyes, long
lashed; daintily shaped but seldom
clean bands; a thin, rasping, end pet
ulant voice even In her merriest
mood, and a physique like that of. a
rtnrved and homeless cat—narrow
chested, spider legged, and stamina
less generally. Yet she seems full of
vitality—nervous. Irritable vitality—
eats as much food as an English nav
vy. and certainly lias as my American
lady frlerd says, "heaps of sense."
But to see the child eating is painful,
though Interesting in away.
An English girl of 11 years of age.
like Felice, would be sent to bed at.
say. d o'clock. Felice and her typo
and her younger aislers sit down to
dinner at 6:30 p. m. rod slay up until
11 or later, listening the conversa
tion of their elders.—Louis Becke in
the London Mail.
Boy Not to Be Tempted.
The following story Is told of aver.
fltl’e boy In Forest Hill:
He stood at a corner near home oni
day, soaking la the sunshine. An old
er hoy strolled along, dragging a sled.
"Come on. and go coasting," said
the older boy.
“I dassent," replied the smaller;
"my mother told me to slay right
"Aw. come on—Just down the hill.
"No, 1 dassent; my mother told m»
to star right here."
Macon, - - - Missouri
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aaaprahanalva u< Uaraagk to gratfuataa taka kl*k rank
ACADEMIC (Classical and Scientific)
Praparaa tor knatnaaa tad profaaakmal ktk
Tkerouck tooadaCca ««k ta tki alamaatarp tnatoa
ißitrueUa* as n— —i Otfaa, ul k Tonal OoMm Ml
Plain Btvlaf, Draaamatfc* TiimS Mmßml
wood-rotk, ala.
PKparM tOciaat pmckan ua4 ikakiMai ratan
toapatat CkrtitUa taaobanj iplenild taflnaaoaj kaaX&M
*»«aftnnj pcaatioal aocnaa M atodn tow nut
Fall Term Begins 2d Monday In September
rw (mart! fpformatoa aoesalt REV, J. a rojm, m
UT. W. S OLA DDES, Tloa praaldtal board, Colorado Oak,
TVr oatalocua tad yarOaolara, mtta
ntamror not larkin sgbooos, a wan
Ulna Wal
“Shucks! She won’t ever know. 11l
haul rou on my sled If you’ll come."
*Td like to. but I dassent; my mot>
er told me to stay right here.”
The older boy iooked scorn. "G.
to h 1. then," he said.
“I daasent.’’ .he little chap an
swered. “ray mother told mo to staj
right here.**—Newark News.
His Wife's Point of View.
“Yes.” said the gray mustached
merchant, "D'.y wife always takes t
personal interest In the selection of
a typewriter girl for my private of
fice. She tests their ability and
passes Judgment on them. The other
day there were two candidates for
the vacancy and my wife examined
both of them In spelling. To the first
girl she put such words as disinter
estedness. and a lot more jawbreak
ers. and. of course, the girl missed
several of 'em and had to take her
hat and go. To the other girl my
wife gave words like cat, hat. mat and
bat and the other girl stood the test
“But that wasn't exactly fair, was
It?" the listener inquired.
"It was from my wife's point of
view. You see, the first girl was very
pretty, and the other girl was very
plain ”• -Cleveland Pt tln Dealer.
North China Coolies the Best.
Mine owners of South Africa, who
save been importing coolies from
China to work underground, have dis
covered hat there are great differ
ences between the coolies from the
south cf China and those from the
north of China. A very little experi
ence sufficed to show that the men
from the northern districts were of
better physique and of better know!-
«di3 of mining than those who came
fev-i? ''■<• south and the treaty ports.
»hey are seeking now to get their re
cruits solely from the northern sec
tions if the empire.
An fonp.it man Is the easiest thlt|
jn earth to work.
Alas, for the man who has caught
up with Tils Ideal!
She that plays a square game usu
ally gels fair treatment.
The most discouraging thing In life
Is the success of the other fellow.
A man who has the dough finds lit
tle cause to complain that his friends
JonT stick <o him.

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