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A RHAPSODY ON PUDDING.
Post-Prsndlal Eitay of a Little London Schoolgirl of To day. The following essay on a subject dear to all children's hearts la the work of a little scholar at the Mon telth Road School of the London Couaty Council: Holly-crowned monarch of the table! Perfect unity out of endless variety I Kalttlng together, as It were, "ev ery kindred, tribe and tongue" Into one harmonious whole; uniting the points of the compass In its laughing, Argus-eyed visage; telling of sunny shores, palmy plains, spicy breezes, and purple vineyards: of distant homes, wavy cornfields, healthful labor, peace and plenty; of ocean storms, engineering skill, splendid ships and hardy mariners; of daring enterprise, lightning messages, busy commerce and bustling seaports; of crowded docks, myriad workers, deaf entng traffic and rushing trains! Combining, as It were, the sweet ness of childhood and the sourness of old age; the solidity of maturity and the effervescence ofjrouth; the balm of health and the bitterness of suffer ing—striking, as it were, an equili brium of opposing forces, and show Ing “all things may work together for good," Breathing, as it were, good will, love and universal brotherhood; proclaiming all nations, languages and peoples one family’ In Him whose birthday we commemorate In this em blematlc food, of which the Ingred ients are gathered from the utter most ends of the earth London Mall Jeweler Gives Away Secret. A regular patron had had his wa'ch clMno.; at a jeweler a When k « re calved it and asked for the bit. the jeweler told biro It was II 75 This, the patron knew, was less than the usual charge. •'Haven’t you always charred me 12 heretofore T" “I think I have,’* "Why do I get It cheaper this time?” The Jeweler hesitated. “Well.” he said, ’’ll can do no harm to tell you now. Do you remember bringing this watch to me a mouth or two ago to ask what was the matter with nr "yea.” "After you had gone away I found there was nothing the matter with It You had forgotten to wind it. 1 was afraid to tell you so. for 1 once lost a good customer by telling him of a sim ilar oversight 8o I wound It up and charged you a trifle for doing It and this Is the first chance I have had to make It up to you.”—Youth’s Com panion. A-Keepin' Up. UlU's farm come to nothin' but briers an* brush. Co* he couldn't keep up. His cattle tors off through the fence with a rush. Cos It wasn't kep' up. The path to the farmhouse wus all over run With every blamed weed that growed under the sun. TUI pathway an’ pastur* Jest Jlned Inter one. Coa Bill couldn't keep up. Bill follered a fashion «•' makln' a show. But he couldn t keep up. Mia bank petered out. an the mare wouldn t jro. So Kill couldn’t keep up. An' that Kill there. Inst Id of m turnin' a leaf. Jest crowed clean discouraged, an* wal ler ed In grief. With common folks now he's lost run nln*—ln brief. He kin scurcely keep up. Good advlcs to a feller In country or town <Kf he wants ter keep up) Is ter ksep his expenses an' fool notions THE STATESMAN. DENVER. COLORADO. ’Slid o’ keepln’ 'em up. Ef he toilers what Solomon sez about folks— Ef he shuts his good ear ter the feller that croaks. An' ter him that calls life an' its duties a hoax. He'll be boun' ter keep up. —Frank W Hull in Boston Transcript THIS OLD CRADLE IS FAMOUS. H*« Rocked Governor*, Solon*, Army Officer* and Diplomat*. A gray old man entered the vie* j president's room recently, says th* i Washington Post. He sought Senator Prye and after depositing the elec toral vote of North Dakota Indulged In reminiscences of the two presiden tial campaigns In which Andrew Jack son won. Although A. B. Russell waa then only a lad, his memory at 83 Is keen He has in his mind s eye a *lvid picture of how the voter* looked those days in patslng to th* polls. He touched on his service years •go as a fellow commissioner with Cadwallader Golden Washburn, for many terms a member of congress from Wisconsin, major general of vol unteers and likewise governor of the Cadger stale. Then Senator Fry® he ome reminiscent, for Cadwallader hailed from Senator Frye’s old con gressional district. The North Dako ta visitor observed his own regard for the ex-governor and ex-representa tive and mentioned the latter's gift of « library to his home town of Liver more. Me. “Ye*.” murmured Senator Frye, his mind evidently going back to earlier days. “They had a famous cradle In th* corner of the old Washburn residence, shown the day the library was dedl cated." said Russell. “Yes,” replied Senator Frye again. know, I made a speech that day and I referred to that old Washburn ciadle as having rocked four gover uors of states, four United Slate* representatives, three United States senators, ore major general, one cap tain in the navy and two foreign min- Itters." • " Keep Plant in Room With Piano. A growing plant should bn kept in (he room with a piano, says a piano tuner. As long as the plant thrives the piano will. The reason that a pi ano Is Injured by a dry, overheated room Is that all the moisture Is tak en out of the sounding board. The board Is forced into the case so tight ly that It bulges up In the center and though the wood Is supposed to be as dry as possible when this is done it contains some moisture and gathers more on An Assumed Right. It would appear that marriage gives to the husband In Jamaica peculiar rights. If one may Judge from the re mark of a native woman who came to a magistrate to make complaint because a man had knocked her down. Bhe closed her complaint by saying, In an aggrieved tone, "And he had no good right to knock me down; ha It not my husband.”—Woman's Home Companion. Anyway, onehalf of the world knows that the other halt la looking for the host of It, Some successful men are 95 per cent backbone and nome others are II per cent cheek, THE WESTERN COLLEGE —— Mbood, - - - Missouri TW aldaal Obi-tattaa faaOtatlMi hi tha W«l It* traMi* to auaprahtiialva im4 tkaraaifa Ka gradual** taka kLgk raaJa. COURSES OP STUDYi ACADBMIC (Classical and Scientific) hetiM far laocktea hast**** and prof*—fan il Ufa. BNOL.ISH PRBPARATQRY Ttownt aodia m fa ito Swtwr >ri*fa«* BUSINESS MUSICAL* faatraatfa* m tow ad Owe fa M«a Cl*torn mA ■ire ay. MANUAL* TRAINING ffafa Srrtei, DreesmaJtfa* Onohlia ttofak OartMtea Mdlfa waMrflafe, ate TKBOUOGICAL ADVANTAGES i Otepate! Okrtottu faaofaani ajlandjd faflauaj haaWbftd ha«ttea.| graotteal aearaaa *4 atedn far mte Fall Term Begins 2d Monday in September Mr |mnl tetorraattoe aonaaft R*7. I t rout, Paatas ° UT. W. & eMJHUDi, Tfaa graaldaat board, Oolonde Bprten, Oate Tor aataloo* u< parOaotera, ntta ruatpcn mroa muon bcbuoqi, a i. & b. Waiting For Sixth Generation. One year when wc were spending our vacation in Maine a large party was held at one of the neighboring farmhouses. It was to celebrate the 93d birthday of an old resident in the vicinity. There were five generations present. A local photographer. Mr. Robins, was to lake their picture. He was very slow, and the baby, about 6 months old. was very uneasy. One of the farmers who was stand ing near by said: "Well, Robins, the sixth generation will be here before you get that picture taken If you don't hurry up."—Boston Herald. Weather Indications. If It clears off In the night look for rain the next day. If smoke from the chimney settles Instead of rising there Is a storm at hand. When sound trav els > long distance there Is also a storm near. Never expect much storm in the old of the muon. The absence of dew and an unusually heavy den are alike forerunners of rain. Not ranch frost need be expected In the light of the moon. An owl hooting in the hollow Is a sign of a cold storm; on the hill It foretells a thaw Statesmen who "also ran" are nat urally slow to predict a bright future for their country. The Bold Unknown. I Col. Albert A. Pope was talking about a man who, at an automobile race, had rejoiced greatly, thinking 1 his own car had won. when, as a mat ter of fact, the victor had been an other man s car. of similar construc tion. which he had mistaken for his own. “Poor fellow,” said Col. Pope, “he felt. I fancy, like a young friend of mine, who took his pretty wife to the theater the other night. After the plav was over and my friend and his pretty bride had got into their carriage and were on the way home, she leaned toward him af fectionately and said: “ 'Dear, you shouldn’t have squeezed my hand while we were coming out of the theater. When 1 squeezed back ! meant tor you to stop.’ “ Me? Why.' stammered the hut band. ‘I never touched your hand.’ ** A Horsy Explanation. Phe —I don’t see how the oranges ind ail the other good things from way out in California come to us so fresh and nice. He —Wall, they're like the majority tf "good things ' at the racetrack— picked before they're ripe —Philadel phia Ledger.