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]| Maoncurflng .../... Hairdressing. Gentlemen as well as ladies find complete satisfaction in visiting the Palais Royal Manicure Parlor. The absence of apprentices is a source of relief; polite, prompt and scientific treatment complete the satisfaction. Milady interested in the new coiffure of 1904 finds a capable artiste in the Palais Royal Hairdressing Parlor,?the Balcony Parlor. $1.00 Gloves. "Palais Royal" WARRANTED GLOVES. Saturday is a very busy day in the Palais Royal Glove Depart ment. The morning visitors we can always comfortably manage, but often find ourselves overwhelmed during the afternoon hours. We want more morning visitors and fewer in the afternoon. Tomorrow Mornirtg FROM 8 TO 12. " O Ladies' and Gentlemen's Best $1.50 Kid Gloves for $1.35 and best $1 Gloves for 89c. Fitted by experts and at our risk. $i^o_Glove^ Child's Gloves. Until 12 O'clock. lien's Gloves. Until 12 O'clock. Ladies' Gloves. Until 12 O'clock. c , g for the best $1.50 Cape Tan ?P11.?53 Gloves. Fitted at our risk and satisfaction guaranteed. Qo. for best $1 heavy Kid Walk ing Gloves, pique stitched. Fitted and satisfaction guaranteed. Ladies' Best G3oves For Evening Wear. The best Suede Kid Gloves, white and black, at less than usual prices: 12 instead of $2.25. for 12-button length; $2.50, instead of $2.75, for lU-button; $3, instead of $3.25, for 20-button. Glace Kid Gloves, white and black, $2.50, for 12-button: $3.00, for 16-button; $3.50, for 20-button. Fitted by experts. ? 11 '5^1 ^or ?W.BO "Palais 4>U.<u>?? Royal" French Kid Gloves of 1904. Fitted at our risk. for the best of Ladies' ?1 Kid Gloves. Fitted at our risk and satisfaction guaranteed. for Boys' and Girls' $1 Kid OVk Gloves. Fitted with patience and skill by experts. <T)g> for Children's Best Golf Z>dC Gloves, usually 39c. Red, mode and blue; all sizes. Ladles' Street Gloves At 59c Pair. Kid Gloves at 59c. Can they be any good? Yes and no! If the merchant buys in the usual way from tho jobber?they'll be no good. If he goes to the makers, contracts for a year's supply, both being content with very large sales and very little profits?then can fairly good Kid Gloves be retailed at 59c. The Palais Royal has them. (6 " and Other Toilet 2 CAKES sc CASTILE SOAP, sc, "20-mule team" is a stupid prefix to Borax. Borax might be better termed "milady's necessity." In health and in sickness Borax is a necessity. Borax as a toilet article will help beautify milady's skin: Borax as a medicine will cure her sore throat. Borax?what will it not do? Every lady in Washington should know of Borax. Fifty cents worth of information and a half pound of "20-mule Team'' Borax is hers tomorrow for Fairbank's Fairy Soap. Spa cial price for tomorrow Sozodont Preparations. Spe cial price for tomorrow Holmes' Fragrant Fros tella. Special price for to morrow Dr. Charles' Flesh Food. Special price for tomorrow... 3c 117c 50c Talcutine Powder. Special || price for tomorrow Fehr's Talcum Powder. Spe- r cial price for tomorrow " v "White House" Buttermilk Soap. 25c boxes. Sale price for tomorrow Java Rice Powder. Special price for tomorrow BSc 19c Barker's Hirsutus. Special price for tomorrow Kent's English Tooth Brushes. Special price for tomorrow Coudray's Bandoline. Spe cial price for tomorrow "4711" Toilet Water. Spe cial price for tomorrow 65c 19c 15c 25c Sunday Millflimery, Veils, Neckwear, Etc. The Palais Roval always has something new among Saturday's offerings. .. .For tomorrow?the new large Lace Hats with chiffon edges at only $5.50 Only $5 and $6 for choice of new large rolled Chiffon Hats and close-fitting small Toques... .$1.98 and $3.50 secure choice of a large assort ment of new Chiffon and Horse-hair Braid Hats....50c will buy newly beautiful Silk and Velvet Poppies in all colors. New Veils. Tomorrow for choice of new Made Chiffon and Fancy Mesh Veils, 1% yards long. The "buyer," just from New York, says: "I can vouch for these veils being worth 75c to II." Choice for 44c. New Neckwear. "T g. for Silk and Lace Collar and Cuff Sets, worth up to 50c. Only 44c for Stocks and Bows worth up to 75c. Only 98c for $1.25 Lace Collars. New?just from New York. New Handkerchiefs. for Ladies' Sheer 10c Hand kerchiefs, with hand embroi dered initials; all letters. 12%c for ladies' and men's pure linen initial Handkerchiefs. New Hose. 5g? for 50c All-over I-ace, drop stitch silk embroidered and boot pattern Lisle Hose. Only 25c for usual 35c Lisle Hose, black with white solas. New Jewelry. Tig,-. For "Peacock" Jewelry. Choice of Shirt Waist Sets. Brooches, etc. Marvelous imitation of the most expensive of this ultra fashionable jewelry. | For Rhine Stone Bar Brooches, looking like real diamonds worth $180. Worth coming to see. ? ? /[>? for Hat Pins made of imita ? tion gun metal, set with imi tations of diamonds. Facsimile of those seen in the jewelry stores, sell ing at $25. 'Tejf, for Gold-plated Link Braee ]e[S witlock and key. They are the imitations of $10 real gold bracelets usually retailed at $1. New Umbrellas. fl) $2.07 and $2.88 for choice of nearly 1,000 new Umbrellas. Many in the $2.07 and $2.88 lots have expensive handles, making them best of Sunday Umbrellas. Plenty of $5 values in the $2.H8 lot. See monster tableful, at 11th street door. New Belts. t) nr For the scarce and wanted Crush Leather Belts will prove best of bargain news. Choice of Suede and Patent Leathers. Usu al 50c. Belts?for 17c. New Bags. ?419c *or Genuine Saffian?Goat skin?Hand Bags is news of $1.25 Bags for 49c. The imitation Saffian?calfskin?bags are plentiful enough. The genuine are here black, red, blue, green. New Ribbons. to for the new Ribbon ^ Flowers for corsage and hair. 39c. to (58c. for newest of new fancy ribbons. New Underwear. fi0/> for Silk-like Black Mercer ized Skirts, with flounces and extra dust ruffle, as in the most ex pensive silk petticoats. On third floor,.with pretty new Percale Wrap pers, at 88c. 98c Was $2.00. $1.50 Was $3. SQ $1.98 Was $5.00. $5.00 $2.98 Was $ro.oo. Was $6.00. Final reductions make tomorrow the best bargain day of the year for Children's Garments. The illustrations give only five hints. More than five hundred just as good bargains are here Not onlv Dresses and Coats?but Undergarments of all kinds are to be included at finally reduced prices Take elevator to third floor. 1 ?8c for $2 Cloth Dresses, s Ik, velvet and braid trimmed. Sizes 4 to 14 years. And only 98c for $2 Velvet and Silk Caps qnd Bonnets. *or usual II Cloth Dresses, in fancy checks and plaids. Hurry for them?others will. ^ H ^(fl) *or 13.50 Coats as In the ?pu.o'H-f picture. Choice of castor, red, navy and cadet. Sizes 1 to 4 years only. for $5 Coats, one of which it pictured above. Choice of various attractive styles, in sizes 1 to 0 years only. for $10 Velvet and Fine Cloth Coats, lace, braid and button trimmed. Black and colors. Sizes 1 to 0 years only. for $0 Dresses, In Peter Thompson, Russian and college styles. Of all-wool cheviot serge, etc. Sizes 4 to 14 years. $ Palais Royal, A. Lisner, G & 11th Sts. HEIR TO A HOT TIME. Representative Gooch and a Grocer in Hands of Toughs, "Talk about your tierce garr.e??perhaps your old friend Gooch didn't fall heir to a hot time in Albany. Ind . several years ago," was the way Representative D. Linn Gooch of Kentucky began a yarn In the lobby of the Shoreham today. "A grocery man and I dropped into the town on the same day. It was then a wee bit of a place and was bad in spots. Particularly bad was Its hotel. I'll tell you about that hotel. "We were warned by business men with whom we had dealings that day that the hotel was a bad joint. They told us not to sleep together, as If one was tackled the other could offer reinforcements, if we were In separate rooms. "We had noticed that the landlord, a tough-looking character, had been spotting us all day. Another fellow, evidently his pal. was playing the same game of spot. "Well, when my friend and I took sepa rate rooms that night it was with an oath j of mutual allegiance. i " "If there is anything doing I'll be with you,' he said. " 'Me too.' was my declaration. "Well, sir, I had teen in bed about two hours when there came a rapping at my chamber door. I asked who was there and the landlord answered that it was he. I asked what he wanted, and he srxld he wanted to put a man In bed with me. I to.d him that I had paid for that bed and was going to have it. A-t that the two men began beating down the door. I reached under my pillow, pulled my Smith & Wesson and a ah-caliber bullet crashed through the door. I flred three or four times and then the men were heard tumbling down stairs. By that time my friend, the grocerytnan, was out In the hall, and so was I. Blood was everywhere, but the landlord and his pal had left the house. We searched the place for other occupants, but none was to be found. ' We left town bright and early the next morning. I have never heard from the landlord. He was running a hold-up house and Intended to rob us. But he didn't. Alleged Counterfeiter a Suicide. SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., January 22. ?Harry Landon of Landorf, under arrest here charged with passing counterfeit coin, committed suicide last night in his cell. He used bis suspenders and garments to hang himself. London claimed he came from Philadelphia. * guest Chamber rrr How One Housekeeper Fur nished One. rt FRETTT ODDS AND ENDS S r'l . MTTCH THOUGHT* A*JD TASTE IN EVERY DETAIL. Old-Time Furniture Given Modern Treatment?The Extra Touches. Written for The Erening Star. Women who live In Washington expect to give up their time to social matters prin cipally for the six weeks following New Year day, and It Is so universally the cus tom that household matters conform to It, and anything that interferes must be rele fated to another time. Indeed, dwellers in cities are apt to forget that there are places Where rest and quiet prevail, even during what is called in town "the season;" but some there are who re member it with longing for an abiding place where such conditions may be found, and more and more families are leaving the big cities and seeking homes which supply such wants. Suburban life Is a half-way matter be tween town and country which appeals to many, but to be In the real country, and yet not too remote to mingle to some ex tent In the winter life of the city, Is the ideal of many people. Some have realized this dream, some still are dreaming only, and wishing for the power of "dreaming true." which has been so fascinatingly set forth in the story of "Peter Ibbetson." If one has a predilection for country life, as yet unrealized, It is next best to have friends there who send Invitations for week end visits to town dwellers, so that glimpses may be gotten of what winter In the coun try may be under pleasant auspices. Such an Invitation It was my good fortune to re ceive lately, and it goes without saying that it was accepted, even though it in volved a reorganizing of -plans already made for the exigencies of town life. Pleasant Experiences. The experience of a country home is rather a new one to my hostess, but the pleasure In It Is very genuine, and a re hearsal of her occupations and enjoyments quite Inspiring to one to whom the same pursuits are thoroughly congenial. Of course, one cannot go into detail too closely, but an achievement In the way of furnishing a guest chamber Interested me so much, and the result was so charming, that I obtained permission to describe the room which fell to, my lot to occupy as first of. 1 hope, a long line of happy visitors. If one is at all hospitably Inclined a single "spare room"?as the old-fashioned phrase Is?will not be sufficient,, and as many as are arranged for will, no doubt, be filled as often as the hostess so wills it. There were several guest rooms already when the need of Que tuore was felt, and my friend desired that it should really de serve that often misapplied adjective, "quaint." She seemed to have the.first requisite In the room Itself, which }s one with a double dormer window In front, a closet on either side being taken off under the sloping roof so that the effect of a very deep square bay window is given, wlj(h only a slight slope to the ceiling of the room itself. Windows In each of the two side walls make It a very bright room, especially in winter, and it is entirely charming. The Old Pieces. The old pieces of fyjuiture, neither of them of hard wood, but both unusual and pretty In form, one'a"*bureau and one to be used as a washstand, were the foundation for the scheme of furnishing. The bureau had received hard usage, but the fine old brass handles were still on It, and the damages not beyond the skill of a cabinetmaker to repair. It was made white in the first place, rubbed down with sandpaper until perfectly smooth, and then painted a green in "fiat" color, a gray-green, strong and yet soft, a color against which the brass handles made a fine showing. Handy Hideaways. The upper part is higher and shallower than the bureau proper, and has a wealth of little drawers with brass knobs, pigeon holes and a row of compartments which hold a collection of small books delightfully, all these being inclosed by sliding panels In a fascinating way, the upper part only having a swell front. No one ever saw a piece of furniture like it before or will again, for it had belonged to the great grandmother of my friend, and was designed for her personal use, but It has found a perfect setting in the room it now graces. The washstand. which was made to go with the bureau, is one of ample size, having a protecting rail on three sides of the top, with a moderately deep drawer be low, then an open space, instead of a mid dle drawer, and a bottom drawer; on that the handles are also brass, but not the original ones like those on the bureau, still very pretty. At first It was a prob lem to decide what kind of a bed should be used, for anything so modern as a brass or an Iron one seemed inharmonious. Then an inspiration seized my friend. Almost a Dream Bed. When she was boarding in the country In Pennsylvania a few summers ago, when her "country home" was still in her imagi nation, she had been much attracted by a little old wooden bedstead which, while much on the lines of a mahogany one, was of soft wood painted, and she had bespoken It when her dream of a home somewhere besides in a city should come true. Immediately she wrote to her old land lady and the transfer of ownership was soon accomplished. It suited the other principal pieces to perfection, and It, too, was rubbed and painted green like them, some brass rosettes secured at an antique shop and applied to the low posts giving it a finish corresponding to their brass handles. With so much green In the furniture? one or two small chairs being also po treat ed?the wood work of the room was paint ed white as being a better choice. The Wall Einish. The wall paper wafc also white, a water ed stripe being the design, and ceiling 'ind side walls were alike, a. picture rod of green being put eighteen inches below the top of the wall. " Having this background of white and green, my friend struck a bold note In draperies and furniture covers. A cretonne was chosen with white ground and very large pattern well covering it of flowers. In which strong shades, of green, pinks and i yellows mingled artistically with touches of dull purple and deep crimson in charming j contrast. The Finishing Touches. Long curtains shirred on- brass rods hang at all the windows, looped back over brass rosettes. An easy chair t*: upholstered with it, and the small chairs have frilled seat covers of It, and the bed has valance and ruffled spread, and a narrow saarf of it lies across the bureau top. before the cabinet like upper part. With so much color and design rioting over this cretonne a quieter tone is taken In minor things. On the bureau some small bowls of green Spanish pottery and trays and candlesticks of brass take the place of the usual bits of silver and small china articles. A brass toilet set la on the washstand, and Is light to use and unbreakable, a quality greatly appreciated by a guest. The Picture Framing. The pictures are more numerous than is usual in a visitor's room, and are mostly engravings in gold frameB. with here and there one framed in black, which gives an accentuation to the color display of the rest of the charming furnishing. The floor Is stained a light brown and polished, and is well covered with rugs, Hahn's Shoes always guaranteed. We close at 9 o'clock Saturdays. All Washington Attracted by Hahn's Midwinter Closing-Out Sale. As an avalanche rushing down a mountain, constantly grows, carrying all before it? so HAHN'S BIG MIDWINTER SHOE CLOSING-OUT SALE daily increases in popu lar interest, drawing all Washington to our 3 busy stores. Such popularity is bound to result from legitimate price-cutting on up-to-date, guaranteed shoes. We're going to clear out every Shoe we now own?every day that you let pass decreases your chanccs of get ting fitted in the style you prefer. Call tomorrow. 1 * f: & 6 ? ? g S g & s& ?g 6 & Special Tomorrow: 8c. For good shoe polish or paste. 13c. Men's and Women's Cozy Bathroom Slip pers. * 17c. Men's and Women's Good Cloth Overgait ers. 119c. Infants' Laced. But ton, and Moccasins, sole leather soles; up to size 0. 19c. Child's 40c. rubbers. Broken sizes to lO'/fc. 23c. Child's Red Pelt Bedroom Slippers; good quality; to size 2. 48c. Child's Spring Kid Laced and ton; to size 8. Heel But 69c. All our Women's and Children's $1.00 to $1.50 Velvet Cloth and Astrakhan Legging. 95c. Any of our $1.25, $1.50. and $2 Women's Satin, Velvet or Felt Low and Juliet Slip pers. A BIQ DAY IN THE CHILDREN'S DEPT. Boys' GOc. qual ity, good wearing rubbers. Sizes 2*4 to 0 Boys' and Girls' $1.50 qual ity Box Calf and Vicl Kid laced shoes, and girls' button boots; many popular styles... Excellent wearing and Girls' $1 grade Shoes; sizes, boys', to 13>4; girls', to 2^. Tomorrow Boys' Boys' and Girls' $2.50 Guar anteed Patent Kid, Velvet Calf, and sur pass Kid dress and school shoes Regular $1.25 quality Boys' and Girls' Viol Kid and Box Calf hut- a d ton and laced school Shoes Boys' Finest Vicl Kid and V 1 t a 1 1 c Calf laced and bluch ers $3 Quality - $2.40 & Men's Closing: Specials. .50 quality Sterling calf laced Shoes and Gaiters, in the round or square toes $2.50 grade of single, double and cork sole, box calf and vlci kid street and dress Shoes 13 different varieties of $3 hand-made Calf, Vicl Kid ajul Patent Leather Shoes; reduced to 12 styles of $3.50 Patent Colt, Velour Calf and Vicl Kid Shoes at The famous "Resilia" Ventil ating Shoes; 3 good styles; most all sizes .75 Women's ClosingSpecials g. Single and DOuble-sole Kid Laced and Button Boots: kid or patent tip; $1.50 quality $2 and $2.50 quality Vicl Kid and Patent Leather Evening ?i jq Slippers, in straps or Gibson ties; 1! leather or wood heels * Splendid $2 50 guaranteed Pat ent Leather Dress Boots and hand-welt cork-sole vici kid and box calf Walking Boots .87 f Over 20 popular styles of hand welt and turn Vicl Kid, Velv Calf and Patent Colt Boots.... ? $2.39 | Fine $3.60 and $4 Vici Kid and Box Calf Boots; 5 new winter styles, at .87 Cr m. Hatrn & Co. 3 Relliable Shoe Houses, Cor. 7th & K Sts., ' 1914 & 1916 Pa. Ave., 233 Pa. Ave. S. E. wmmmam m but they are all woven like "raff carpets," which, indeed, they are, but green and white are the only colors used, sometimes the one color predominating and sometimes the other; sometimes put in "hit or miss," sometimes with borders or cross-stripes put in with a certain regularity very pleasing to the eye and harmonious with everything ?1st in this lovely guest chamber. FILLS IMPORTANT POST. Speaker Cannon' s Bight-Hand Man is George C. Hinds. Probably one of the most important sub ordinates employed by Uncle Sam at the Capitol is Mr. George C. Hinds, who is the right-hand man of Speaker Cannon, Known officially as "clerk at the Speaker's desk." Mr. Hinds has at his tongue's end the rules of the House and most of the precedents and authorities concerning decisions of parliamentary law. He must know parliamentary law and the precedents of the House, and must have them ready at a second's notice, so that they may be cited by the Speaker or by the chairman of the committee of the whole House whenever a point of order is raised or a parliamentary point is to be decided. He must know all the members of the House and from what states they come in order to *ell the Speaker or the chairman how to recognize them when they address the presiding officer. He must know all the secretaries of the President and clerks of the Senate, so as to tell the presiding officer when there is a message from the President or the Sen ate to be received by the House, and the "hammer" falls when he says that a man has consumed his allotted time. Of all these tasks the greatest is to be well informed on parliamentary law. There is no index to parliamentary rulings, and many points are found by the man who will delve and dig and study the subject all the time. Mr. Hinds came to his place in the Fifty first Congress, being selected by the late Thomas B. Reed, former Speaker. He was there two years, and when the democrats took control of the House he returned to his newspaper in Portland. Mr. Reed brought him back in the Fifty-fourth Con gress and he has been there ever since. He will probably remain as long as he desires, as he has gained*many friends and a knowledge of the duties of the position at tained by very few men. The selection o! Mr. Hinds by Speaker Reed naturally meant that he was a good man for the place, as Mr. Reed had the reputation of se lecting none but the best as his assistants. Parliamentary law is a study, and even the best parliamentarians that ever existed were not always sure that they were right. Mr. Hinds is not absolutely sure on all points, but he is sure so far as he has gone. He is constantly delving into the subject and occasionally comes up with a new find. All decisions are indexed under the subject debated, as. for instance, the counting of a quorum conies under the contested election case of Smith against Jackson from West Virginia. Mr. Hinds gets on the track of one case and follows it back through the musty records until he gets to the founda tion. Then he makes up the digest of the parliamentary law and precedents which goTerns the House. It is an interesting fact that rulings based upon his advice are al ways right. ASKED SHERIFF TO PULL ROPE. Story Told of Senator Joe Blackburn's Early Experience. When Senator Joe Blackburn was a strug gling young lawyer, as all really great statesmen must have been at some stage in their career, he was called upon to de fend a negro charged with murder. Mr. Blackburn did the best he could?made an impassioned address to the jury and all that sort of thing?but the defendant was sentenced to pay the extreme penalty. Mr. Blackburn was then taking his first dip into politics, running for some small local office. He had a hard time getting people to attend the meetings at which he was advertised to speak, and luck generally appeared to be against him. Well, hanging day came and the doomed man was told that he would have fifteen minutes in which to say his last words. Mr. Blackburn ac companied the man to the scaffold, and as his eyes wandered over the several hundred, of his fellow citizens who had come to wit ness the spectacle?more than he could ever hope to attract by his own eloquence?his brain was lit up by a flash of genius. He had a few hurried words with his client, in- which he painted the waste of words it would be for the unfortunate man to talk at such a time and impressed upon him what a godsend the opportunity to make a speech would be to him, Blackburn. The negro somewhat reluctantly agreed to let him go ahead. Thereupon, much to the surprise of Uie auditors, Mr. Blackburn launched into an effort on the issues of tho hour. He was proceeding to his own entire satisfaction when he felt a tugging at his coat tails. Glancing around he encountered the pained expression of the negro. "Say, Massa Joe," he whispered, "dat speoch wot yuh made tuh de jury was bad nuff to hang me. but dis yuh one"? shak ing his head sadly?"Mistuh She'itt, please pull dat rope." MANY BIRDS CAN TALK STORIES ABOUT PARROTS AND OTHER IMITATORS OF MAN. The Red-and-Yellow Macaw?The Par son or Tui of New Zealand. From tbe London Express. As one of the judges at tlie "Express" parrot competition, I liad an opportunity of noting, not by any means for the first time, the extraordinary public interest in talking birds, and also the capriciousness of the familiar gray parrots, which, al though known to be the best talkers, re quire patience in those who want to hear them speak in company. Other parrots ot less repute are often less shy, and some times speak as well, though undoubtedly intellectual ability Is far more general among the gray birds. 1 remember, some ten years ago, seeing at a bird show at Ox ford a specimen of the common green ring necked parrakeet or India, which continual ly talked during the exhibition. Its voice was high and thin: but its re i quest. "Waiter, bring Polly pint of beer, ! quick! quick! quick!" was unmistakable ! in Its clearness. This bird was a hen and sex often seems to influence the talking capacity of a parrot. A hen red-and-yel low macaw in the Calcutta Zoological Gar dens, which had been received by exchange from the L.ondon Zoo. used to say "Come on. Cocky!" with absolute perfection of in tonation, while her mate never said a word. In India I also heard of a specimen of the native green parrakeet which must have been an extraordinary talker. Its owner a soldier?said that the bird (which by the way. he did not want to sell) spoke Engl sh, Hindustani and Japanese, and picked up fresh expressions so readily that he was afraid to swear at the servants before it. Indian Parrakeets. The Indian parakeets were those flvst known to the ancients, and the bird which belonged to Corinna, the beloved of Ovid, has been immortalized by the pcet. It was, he said, more brilliant green than emeralds, with saffron bill, and its last words were "Corinna, farewell!" Anofher Roman parrot wis. like our fiscal friends, educated in politics, and is made to remark: "For other names your teachings may avail, I taught myself to utter "Caesar, ball!' " It is a far cry. indeed, from ancient Rome to modern New Zealand, but from the lat ter country conies an anecdote of a political | bird whose utterance was very much to the ! point. This was not a parrot, bur a tui, or parson-bird. The tui is a large lioney | sucker about as big as a missel-thrush, with lovely bronze-black plumage, set ofT by a pair of white neck-tufts, recalling a parson s bands. It is a clever mocker and learns to speak. This particular bird belonged to an old chief. Nepia Taratoa. whom, together with manv other natives. Sir Walter Buller was once" addressing on some matter of grave political import. The naturalist politician who tells the story against himself had only just finished his speech when, before hia master could reply, the tui called out from his cage overhead. "Tito" (false!) with un mistakable etnphasis. It was too much for the audience, and Nepia Taratoa himself, overcome with the rest, laughingly remark ed that Sir Walter's arguments were sound enough, but that the bird was clever, and still unconvinced! # The Parson Bird. The pr.rson bird is a convincing proof of the fact that? birds do not talk with their tongues, for, being a honeysucker, the tui has a long, e>?*?nsible tongue, with a fring ed tip, as unlike N,e human tongue as pos sible. As a matter of fact, a bird's voice is formed in the syrinx, which is quite low down in the windpipe, and, therefore, can not have anything at all to do with its tongue in any case. Of other talking not of the parrot family the most celebrat ed is the Indian hill nivnah, a large, thick set starling, glossy back, with orange bill. In India, its native home, it is often kept as a pet, and when it talks really well is a perfect wonder to listen to. The best I ever heard?in fact, the best talking bird of any kind I have met?be longed to a friend in Calcutta, and spoke in an absolutely human way. with a deep, throaty voice. He required some coaxing before he would display his talents, and the method employed was to get a native ser vant?a very good fellow, but of somewhat bibulous tastes?to talk to him. So this worthy would squat down, and repeat?for he spoke English well?the mynah's own phrases to the bird. But the mynali would not say, "Who are you?" "I'm off to Lon don," or ony other of his set phrases: in stead, he would, after a while, come out with "Not a drop to save my soul!" which sentence, when once started, he would cun-i tinue to repeat at intervals with painful ' distinctness and apparent satisfaction. Very Disreputable. The owner of this bird once had another, . which spoke equally well-but far less re-! spectably. He had bought it as a talker, j but in ignorance of the extent of Its knowl- I edge or the depth of Its corruption. and! when a lady came in to buy a talkin* i mynah it was brought out for her Inspec- ! tion and encouraged to make some obs?rva-.' tlon. If I werp to repeat what that wicked I mynah said it would surprise the Btiti?h matron. The mynah found a home, for the next I person who wanted one?who happened I of be a legal practit loner?no sooner heard th? birds somewhat unduly racy vocabulary 1,e.ex<lalmed. "That's the bird for me and carried It off in triumph. house Mynah of India, which is a Its innr h^llb W"h VeI,OW IeSs '"id hab nft? i "ke,our own starling, is not s?' vert Jne", .**J taIk"r' bl" 1 knew on? 8"0<3,one in Calcutta, which was pai A?i^y frw a,ul fr,e,ld'y I? conversation. As soon as one went to the cage it woul.l I commence to bow in regular .te.llng fas , ion and to say. "Mynah. mynah Vretfv-, mjnah. Call the dog? Jack. Jack, Jack'"' ' cidedlj?"hlgh?key? ^ breat"' ln ? ! Indeed, of ail talking birds this half domestic creature is about the best for l 1 ^parrot anT *a?y cannot b,te a parrot and gets so tame that it can bn omZio i??r Hb,om ,hp and even outside, with undipped wings lnworf'r?" f??diAa|ker, which can be al mT' J ? y EUh loss risk t,lan this mv nah owing to its greater size and strength ra ia whlcf, Z?', U,e "maSP'e" of *?' crows- cages at the^Zoo "tluT- ai pled bird has a beautiful whistle "as natural note, and in captivity he learns to pipe tunes and to speak with great rouil mmni l Very read5" to Show off hlx 1C complishments in either Slrection Insurance and Suicide. Prom the Springfield Republican. Ijfe insurance companies continue to wnte suicide restrictions into their policies and the courts continue, with considerable unanimity, to pronounce them void The Ohio supreme court is the latest to render such a judgment, two companies being held liable for the amount of the policies in the case of a man who killed himself within two months of taking out the insurance, al though the insurance contract provided that suicide within that time would invalidate th? thaWr ?"e would 8"em to be dear, nhfi thto SU1,' .e clause is properly void i frr Lf ? l5e two monlhs restriction Is for the insured person under this clauso off.? particularly strong proof of insanity and absence of intent to defraud in showing an inability to wait a few days longer or until the restriction is removed, before kill ing himself. ^ Rodrick^*'Lever carries seltzer and old h?n wm1?. touring car, and makes a higli Dall while speeding. Van Albert?"H'm! I guess that's what News a" au,on,ob',e horn."?Chicago A Conversation With a Climax. WHEN' A PROFESSIONAL MAX TALKS IT'S TO THE TOIXT. Several famous American physician* and surge ,n? were recently dining together after a session of * national meeting held In New York. "I had a remarkable ease this winter," remarked a surgeon present, whose name as a specialist in rectal diseases is world wide. "My patient was a woman, a delicate, nerve racked creature, who had suffered so fearfully from the ravages of hemor rhoids, that the knife seemed the only solution of the trouble, and yet her heart was weak and her strength to wasted by this fearful disease, that we dared not operate. "I had ceased my visits to her for a time and bad given up all hope, when one morning she en tered my office looking like a new woman; the pal lor had disappeared and the lines of suffering wcro nearly eradicated from her face. She told me she had bought at a drug store for fifty cents a pro prietory medicine In suppoaitory form called Pyra mid Pile Cure, and had obtained instant relief from the first Insertion. I made an examination and found the rectum ln excellent condition, the in fammatlon entirely disappeared and the swollen veins in normal condition. "I was so Interested in the rase that I had ?ba remedy unalyzed carefully and was so pi- aaod with the result of the analysis, finding a combination of the most healing and scientific remedies present in the Pyramid Pile Cure and In a more convenient form than I could secure them otherwise, that I wrote to the Pyramid Drug Company at Marshall Mich., asking for their booklet on Plies, their Na ture, Cause and Cure (which by the way Is aent free), tnd have since used their Pile Cure ei tensively and with beat results in my rractlce. I do not hesitate to reccmmend it to you all. It will' often save your patient from a painful surgical op. eratlon which ln many case* results fatally." '