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Vnat a simple fool any wrongdoer
leems -after he Is caught.
Tho sprint; huts must havo caused a
big boom in the hair market.
Shackleton evidently prefors tho
rathskeller and Poary tho roof garden.
But the spring poetafways drives
us hack to the winter of our discontent.
Count Zeppelin has proven that in
the airship business everything la not
Take off the storm door and hang
at onco tho screen door, for spring has
come and so have the tiles.
Baseball players and battleships
dread the day when thoy must take
places in the minor leagues.
Guatemala naturally denies that It
1b making war. because, you know,
war conies already mado in Guatemala,
iU UölL KböIvIö
Little Items of Interest
All Over the Length and
Breadth of Indiana.
State Prison Barn Burned. Strike Loss Is $100,000.
Tho barn of tho Michigan City, Tho cost of the Evansvllle street
prison was destroyed by lightning last ' car strike to date has exceeded $100,
weok. Warden Hold's auto was de- 000.
s troy ed.
Acquitted of Manslaughter.
Merchant Beaten to Death.
John MeDougal. 40 yours old.
Joseph E. Milbum. who stabbed prominont merchant at Van Buron,
Vincent Hermann to doath at Logans- ws beaten to death and three
port, has been acquitted of tho chargo brothers Francis, Alva and Lester
of Involuntarv manslaughter. I Mlllor aro held in jail as being re-
j sponsible for tho killing. Francis Mil-
ß.,LL.j , , . w.. lor, who Is said to have been Intoxl-
Grabbed a Live Wire. cnted ,8 n d w uaye deaU Uuj
uicnaru wa'tors, it years otu, wnue blows that resulted In McDougal's
wading In a pond at Peru, seized an death, while his two brothers aro held
eioctric guy wire and was killed in- as accessories
Once Around the Axis
Trir On ihe "Btg Wheel
George Ade a Trustee.
George Ade, author and playwright,
Purdue, 'S7. was elected trustee of
Purdue University at the Alumni Asso
ciation's annual reunion last wook.
hjuuw, iruit and vegotablo hat
trimmings aro a heap bettor than the
butchar shop trophies of bird mlllln- nelther tardy nor absent.
Punctual at Crawfordsvllle.
The annual report of Superintendent
L. X. Hines for 190S-1909 shows that
pupns or urawtordnvil e wore
'.i. um.- una snown me i am
wrong," reads a line In Alfred Austin's
latest poem. It takes "wise time" to
make some people understand.
Selfridgos. an American department
store, has paralyzed London shops. It
allows people to go in and paw over
tae goods whother they buy or noL
Dill) rtf Plnln--.ll. ... .
- w. .uwwiuuii a weaitmest wo
men is determined to marry her chnuf-
teur. hen a woman has wheels the
maiady la liable to assume almost any
Olio rtf tVio
w ,....- ouicjuiBis claims tn hnvn
Invented a machine which will make It
possible to detect liars. He may ex-
Pect to be denounced by the Ananias
mis national silliness! Spain
i going to spend $40,000.000 on n navy
that couldn't fire straight enough to
i me rock of Gibraltar if anchored
uuy reet off the shore line.
Crops Damaged by Rain.
Reports received from northern In
diana Counties indicate that great
damage has been done to crops by
the heavy and almost unprecedented
Big Factory for Brazil.
The Brazil Factory Club has closed
a contract with a company that will
soon erect there the largest glass fac
tory of its kind in the United States.
The plant will cost $100,000.
Indiana Town Changes Name.
The Postolllce Department has
changed the name of the postofflce at
Lima from Lima to Howe. The new
name is derived from the Howe Mili
tary School, which is located there.
Heavy Loss to Farmers.
Farmers of lower Clay County re
port that the high waters of Eel River
have damaged the farms of that sec
tion to the amount of at least 5200.000
by washing out the crowinc crons.
Must Have Been Sport.
Clark Combs and Miss Bertha Smith
of Owensboro, Ky., were married in
tho middle of the Ohio River In a
Black Hand in Indiana.
Postolllce Inspector Fletcher states
that in the regime of tho Black Hand
Society In Ohio It demanded $3,000
of Indianapolis victims. Inspector
Hotelier says those who have re
ceived threatening letters declare
that they have not paid any money
but he believes big sums havo been
handed over, as the letters inspired
terror. Tho entire activity in lndi
ana Is the work of the gang that has
been captured In Ohio, according to
Was It Murder or Suicide?
Michael Stumpf, aged seventy,
retired soloon keeper, was found dead
in his bed at Charlestown with
bullet hole through his head. Miss
Virginia Wolf, sixty years old, who
was a frequent caller at Stumpfs
home, gave the alarm and was taken
In custody to await the verdict of
the coroner. The woman admits call
lug at the house this morning, and
that Stumpf gave her $2, but says
he refused to give her more. She
told conflicting stories, but says the
man killed himself. The police say
the circumstances, however, indicate
that Stumpf did not fire the shot.
He was a wealthy bachelor and lived
A Virginia nreacher whn
'ormed the marriage ceremony for km at m,dn,B.ht at, Rockport, as they an' ending
.900 loving couples is anxZ to JUr fUn IL 1 had been'
urmg nis record up to 3,000. Ambition
sometimes shoots off in queer direc
Here's the Green Bug.
The green bug is said to be dolnc
great damage to the wheat crop In
many sections in southern Indiana.
In Posey County farmers say that the
The blind of the world havo hn
ceieoraung- the centenary of their ben- DUKS are eating up the heads of the
eiacior, the French blind m. Tio smm.
Braille. He Invented the system of
umuossea point writing which tho
ouna use, and which bears his name.
Smallpox Scare at Veedersburg.
The State Board of Health has been
appealed to by health authorities at
Iconoclasts who are tellinc in tw ,Vcetl,er8UurS to aid in quelling an out
Ripnnoi .. . - ... .g "3 that break of smallpox. Twenty-five per
ua uul ueauuiui, mat Ho- sons aro afflicted and 150 more have
ii.ca oues were written to boom the J been exposed
wine business, and that Paul Revere
am not ride, are plainly determined Brother Kills Brother.
to leave us nothing to believe in ox- William West, a laborer, was shot
cept tho disinterested philanthropy of n, öu , b?ther Joh? at ?vans"
the Standanl mi m.- W cllle- The ,atter sava ho tol1 hls
me standard Oil magnates. brother not to come around his house
Chuane tvi. ; .. anv mo. and when he showed up he
lirin ki5 Cheese philosopher, shot him. It is alleged bad feeling
" 'a "iure unnst, wrote: sieu oetween tne men for several
i tie pure men of old slenf win,... years
dreams, and walked without anxiety
I bey ate with discretion, breathing
" uiiiia. r or ntirr mnr. .1-
Plight of Romantic Pair.
Attired in men's clothing, her mas
querade being so deceiving as to defy
detection, Miss Sylvia Daily, eighteeu,
who says she lives at Alexandria, was
arrested by the police at Richmond
In company with Clarence Wells, age
twenty-one, who also gave Alexandria
as his place of residence.
Miw Daily told a strange story to
the police, one that Is deeply roman
tic, but one which did not have such
an ending as the girl's fondest hopes
She said she and Wells
were in love a1 decided to elope
from Alexandria. Ti.?y were prac
tically per.illcss, howtver, and de
cided that In order to .lot money to
launch their matrimonial ship that
both should contribute their labors.
Wells Is a bollermnker by trade and
the girl offered to don masculine at
tire and become his helper wherever
he might find work.
Instead of punishing the pair the
authorities will obtain positions for
them, and they will be married when
Wells is employed.
Beats Coal All Hollow,
William Garrett, a coal miner Hvinc
isi f . ...
breath from i,i .... 111 -,UJ uiy. nas turned nis ntten-
oreatn rrom their uttermost depths, tlon to the mining of gold, which he
Bays ho discovered on his farm of ten
acres In paying quantities. He has
tho vulgar only from their throats."
v,.,m.,u, who discovered the
Koruia in an African forest, was de-
imeu a nature fakir when he first
iom me story of his find to the scien
tists. If Mr T l.
woi(jii innKo a cor
respondingly Important discovery, his
been at work for about six weeks
making excavations, from which he
says he has taken several specimens
Gave 'Em Licenses, Anyway.
The County Commissioners of Spen
have countrv hnmoa . .
-w...wu ui JMI1 inmi rn
which there are springs which flow
slowly from a low, boggy soil. The
purpose of the little book Is to sue
lo maKe such springs Into
countrymen will take his word for it cer County granted three saloon li
even though he doesn't brine hnmo n cenßes to men at Lincoln City over
specimen. t ui m iiuuihu ui imcoin
uuy, wno set up tue claim that it
A curious little palnDhtet hw,,., i'.-"1 n to-.havo
the iroolnirlrni an-,.,... u . 1 mwwu bu uuur uio pant wnere isancy
tne geological survey has to do with Hanks Lincoln, the mother of Abra
in improvement of natural springs. ham Lincoln, Is burled
i .u appeal to many persons who
mat s rMtcmng Some.
In a game of ball played in Nobles
vllle between the Black Diamonds, a
team composed of colored men, and
the Northslde Club, George Bowen,
who was the box artist for the latter
more attractive as well as more fruit tea,u' 8truck out 24 n,en and allowed
ful sourcos of wntor D..,.. .... . onlv one hit. Young Boweu, who Is
fnrmln. ,W .1 Z' "' ?"'' " yea" Old. pitched BCVOruI HO-
""-" "'e rounta na. hit cames ast season.
geysers or rills, or by covorimr thm
with pretty rustic spring houses A" Tnln9s Coming Bill's Way.
. 7 William Pierson, a Wabash river
iiiu ienai, noro and abromi nt mussel digger, enjoyed a double or
n " i . .
runur HKating, a pastime that wan in,,,u UI0B8,k one day last ween. In
very popular a scorn nr .th" froon the mussel digger's little
' " w JLUI n HLT I lrttis i.tn.. ..UU.. 1 1 1 a l
reminds a Tn,ln .. vwiwu uy uio HiorK, wmcn
... . JUUiwniiBl ol tne ieii twin boys for his keeping. Richly
iaio oi tne pioneer Bkater, ono Joseph lI(,sel In the morning, Pierson was
awn iuruier pursued uy good fortune.
tor no lound a line poarl in the after
noon. The gem broticht SCOO.
t.uuiiiiuic, wno went
to England in 17C8. Wishing to give
an exhibition of his invention, which
Is describod ns "n pair of skates de
signed to run on small wheols," ho
was permitted to appear at a mas
querade ball at a nobleman's house
but his debut seems to havo boen not
quite HuccMBful. "Not having provided
the moans of retarding his velocity or
commanding Us direction," an oyowit
ness recordod, "ho Unpolled himsolf
ngainst a mirror of moro than five
hundred pounds' valuo, dashing it to
atoniH, broke a violin to pieces, and
wounded himself severely."
Post List of "Souses."
acinic uniier mo new atnto law.
Chief of Police McWeonv of South
Bend has sent printed lists of 150 in-
ebriates to South Bend saloon keep
ers, nouiyiiig tnem that thev must
not poll liquor to, any of tho persons
Time to Let George Out.
Tho paronts of Georg Allmugh of
Kokomo. who has boon confined In
the Slato Prison at Jefforaonvllie
noarly nine years for the thoft of a
silk handkerchief, have been in
formed ho is to bo released in July.
Clark County Votes "Wet."
Clark County last week at the polls
declared In favor of the retention of
licensed saloons, thus joining a tier
of Ohio River Counties in Indiana
which have voted "wet." The un
official majority for the saloon cause,
as now indicated by returns, Is 1,004.
Tho townships giving "dry" major
ltios are reported as follows:
Charlestown, 59; Utlca, 27: Silver
Creek. 40; Bethlehem, 55; Owen, 7;
Wood, 35; Monroe, 101; Union, 20;
Those voting "wet" and the major
Hies were: Jeffersonville, 1,316; Carr,
104; Oregon, 27.
The city of Jeffersonville voted
"wet" by a majority of 94C. It is be
lieved that business interests here.
since New Albany and Floyd County
voted "wet," and since saloons flour
ish In Louisville, at the other end
of the river bridge, supported the
liquor license proposition to a gene
ral extent because of fear of loss of
trade. There are sixty-one saloons
in this city which are affected by
Elopements In Melon District.
That tho girls living in the melon
district, west of Owensville, are in
clined to be romantic is shown by
the numerous elopements in the last
three months. Five pretty melon
maids have figured In a like number
of elopements, and according to re
ports lovo-light is burning brightly
for nil concerned. An elopement In
tho melon district does not create
much excitement any more. How
ever, the parents are keeping a close
eye on their sons and daughters, de
spite the fact that true love is never
outwitted when Cupid gets busy.
Tne approaching melon season
probably will result In the usual num
ber of romances. The girls cannot
resist the temptation to write their
names and addresses In the canta
loupe basket that Is in tum Bhlpped
to some distant market Almost In
variably the basket falls into the
hands of a young man, and a letter
to tho melon maid naturally follows.
'ihe correspondence usually results
In the marriage of the principals.
Must Label Bleached Flour.
According to a formal notice sent
to millers and flour dealers of tho
State a month ago. tin lnsnectors
of tho food and drug department of
no btate Board of Health aro now
on the alert to discover tho sale of
bleached Hour when not properly la-
ooieu. unuer a recent rulinc bv Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson. Hour
bleached by oxides of nitrogen Is out
side tne pure food regulations, and
taking this ruling ns a basis the
State Board of Health has ruled that
such flour must not bo sold except
whon labeled "bleached flour."
PARIS FASHION HINTS.
Business on tho Big Wheel wns
rather slack that afternoon, and she
sat in solitary dignity in her saloon
compartment until, just as tho olllclal
was about to close tho door, a young
nmn darted in. He was good-looking
and well-dressed, but when sho saw
him sho started up and rushed to
ward tho door.
"Lot me out I've changed my
mind, she cried, but tho man out
sldo shook his head.
"Very sorry, Miss, but it can't bo
done. You must wait till tho Wheel
goes round; only twenty minutes,
Xl Inn II
"If It is my presence that distresses
you," said the young man who had
come in, "let me assuro you I shall
in no way molest you."
"Your presence is ftself molesta
tion." sho returned. She was very
pretty, very young, aud ovidently
iwiww wuai oecame ner.
"I heg your pardon; porhaps you
ui nut aware tnese are public cars,'
ue sum, wun elaborate politeness.
tnuer tne circumstances I should
nave tnougnt even you would havo
nave bad good taste enough to re
irain irom Intruding on me."
intruding? A mere accident has
brought us together. Wo shall part
in twenty minutes. Let us hope Fate
"my not again be so Indiscreet."
She made no answer, but was an
parently absorbed in the view, as their ony will bo
-.w aiuniy ruse iiigner and nlglier.
The strains of the band, the whirring
rush of the switchback, and the
snrieks of the passengers, became
lainter and fainter, the elenhants and
camels in the court below receded to
the size of dogs, and the men running
onsKiy about appeared like some fan
tastic kind of toys. The car was near-h
at tho greatest height when the pause
made by the wheel to allow passengers
In the bottom ones to get In and out
grew strangely longer.
She looked over the edge, checked
herself on tho verge of an exclama
tion, looked again, hesitated, and final
ly said, anxiously:
"What Is the matter? What are wf
stopping so long for?"
"I presume the Wheel has stuck,
ae saiu, caimiy.
"Stuck! Do you mean we can't get
Justice Olson, of Chicago, advocates
the establishment of a farm colony as
a reformatory feu- tho wayward hoys of
A law in Massachusetts prohibits tho
salo of air guns to minors under llftuon
years of age. Those who soli them arn
liable to a flue of from $10 to $50.
The ginger grown in Jamaica com.
mands more than double the price of
any other. Under favorable conditions
an aero will produce as much as 4,000
Fireproof bricks, made of paper, aro
coming Into use for building purposes.
They aro made witli u hollow centro,
to insure uniformity in hardness, and
tho hollow is afterward filled with co
When the famous tenor, Caruso,
lngs the part of Canlo, In "I Pagllao
:l," he earns $1GG.GG n minute. Ho re
solves $2.000 for each performance
and that part requires just twelve min
utes of actual singing.
William H. Harrington, of Clare
mont. N. H., is a lucky man. At tho
nge of 81 he Is cutting a third set of
teeth. Toothache has never troubled
him. nor has he ever .required tho serv
ices of a dentist.
"Limberneck," a new diseaso, 13
playing havoc with tho chickens In
Ewan, N. J. Ono farmer has lost near
ly 500. Tho fowls lose all control of
their necks, and their heads droop un
til they almost touch the ground.
A recently enacted law In Nevada
provides that applicants for divorce
must be residents of tho state two
years instead of six mouths, as In tho
past. The longer the residence re
quirement, the smaller the divorce col-
Apparently so. I myself am not an
acrobat, and I fear you would find the
task of climbing down beyond your
"But but It's 5 o'clock. I have to
catch the train at half nast G. I must
He was silent, but the shrucr of Ms
shoulders said much.
"Oh! Why don't they cet ladders or
sometning? It Is shameful! I believe
they have done U on nurnose."
An: I Hadn't thoucht of that." he
She flashed upon him a look half In
dlgnant, half reproachful, and evident
ly kept silence only by an efforL
Ho lighted a ciKarette. and settled
himself In an easy chair, not even
troubling to look out of tho window.
She, on the contrary, bent eacerly
outwards. Below she could see neo-
ple gathered in groups, every eve
turned up to tne Wheel, and out of
every carriage window eacer heads
She bore her anxiety In silence for
half an hour, and then once more ad
dressed her companion.
"How long do you think it will be
before they get it to move?"
"I haven't the very slightest Idea."
ne returned equably.
Sho was looking out of the window
again; so she did not observe a slight
smne or tnumpn on his countenance,
but at the end of another half an hour
she suddenly burst into tears.
'Oh, perhaps we shall stay hero all
night, and they don't know what has
become of me, and Aunt Julia will be
In such a rage."
"Yes, It is rather awkward." ho as
"And you do-don't c-care a bit, but
Just s-sit there smoking your horrid
c cigarette," she sobbed.
"Pardon me, but the last time we
met you distinctly told me your af
fairs were no business of mine, and
that thenceforward we were merely
strangers. I can hardly be supposed
to take such interest in a stranger,
however charming she may be" this
In a tone of distant politeness.
"Oh. Jack! I I dl didn't think
you'd be so horrid and vindictive."
"And I didn't think you would flirt
so outrageously before my very eyes
with Buch a presuming fellow ns
"I wasn't flirting."
"Whatever you can see In tho fel
low to like beats me."
"I d don't like him. I hate hin ."
"Then why wouldn't you see me the
day I called after the dance?"
"Why did you speak to mo like that
berore Alice Thompson? She said you
weren't waiting till we were married
till you were master." A long paus,
during which the cigarette went out
of the window, then a small voice
"Jack, aren't you a little bit sorry?"
"Are you, Daisy?"
"A little bit: a very little tiny bit"
"So am I. A great Mg bit."
"Oh, Jack, dear Jack!"
"Oh, Daisy, dear darling Daisy."
They were occupying only one of
tho many comfortable seats of tho car.
when she raised her head and gave a
little exclamation of surprise.
"Why, Jack, the Wheel's moving!"
"By Jove, we're nearly down again!"
he Bald, in similar accents.
"They have been very quick about
"Don't you wish they had been
"Perhaps, Jack, dear; what a luckv
accident It was you coming Into the
same car. If I had been alone I
should havo been dreadfully fright
"Would you, dearest? Well. I'm
awfully glad I came. I had to run It
very flno lest you should got out
"Then It wasn't an accident?"
And he had only just tlmo to an
swer her satisfactorily when their car
stopped. They had completed tho cir
cle. Waverly Magazine
A horticulturist In Boston has suc
ceeded In producing a new and re
markable fruit by crossing cucumber
and orange plants. The new fruit,
which Is yellow In color and devoid of
seed, is suid to possess a most agree
A huge wedding cake, six feet eight
Inches high, Ave feet In diameter at
its base, and weighing 700 pounds, was
baked recently by Lulgi Marablri, chef
of the Grand Pacific Hotel. Chicago,
and shipped to Hamilton, Ont. Tho
fruit used in the making of the cako
was soaked in brandy and wine for six
A modest hero is about to have a
$50,000 monument. In Nacarozl, Mex
ico, a year ago, Jesus Garcia, a loco
motive engineer, bravely attached his
engine to a burning car of dynamlto
and hauled it out of the town. Ho
thus saved the town from disaster, but
was himself blown to pieces. Now tho
Mexican Government has voted him a
A municipal judge in New York
City, who Is noted for his witticisms,
but not hitherto suspected of Irish
blood, recently relieved himself of tho
following amusing torrent of mixed
metaphors: "Ah, well, Mr. So-and-so,"
addressing counsel, " it Is of no uso
your going on; your arguments are
quite thrown away on me. They aro
like water rolling off a duck's back;
they go In at one ear and out at tho
A scientist In Berlin cleans away
mow by the uso of electricity. His
Apparatus consists of a platform, upon
which the snow swept off the roadway
is shoveled, and beneath which is a
series of pockets formed of thin metal
kept hot by electrical radiators. Tho
snow falls from the plaform Into tho
pockets, and is quickly discharged as
water from the hoppers. The platform
is mounted on wheels for transport to
various parts of tho town.
In Fall River, Mass., it Is risky to
sell liquor to a man whose wife is
opposed to his drinking. A Judge in
that city recently fined the Rocham
beau Social Club $200 for selling two
drinks to a member whose wife had
warned the organization not to let him
have a drop.
In southwestern Arizona a petrified
forest, a hundred square miles in area,
has existed for centuries. Thousands
and thousands of petrified logs strew
the ground and represent beautiful
shades of pink, purple, red, gray, blue
and yellow. One of the stone trees
spans a gully forty feet wide.
Gervase Ponsler, an electrician of
Marseilles, says that It will soon bo
possible for a man to stand at ono
end of a telegraph wire and not only
speak to, but plainly discern, the per
son at the other end, although hun
dreds of miles may separate them.
Television the seeing of a person at
a distant point is not far off.
Taxatioa Is high In Holland. A Hol
lander pays about 12 per cent, of Ills
yearly income for taxes. He is taxed
for his business income, for the inter
est he collects, on his house rent, Ms
furniture, on six fireplaces and all the
stoves in the house ho rents or owns,
on his horses, bicycle and 'servants.
On an Income of $2,400 a year he pays
Tho death of Lord Burton is an
nounced In England. His grandfather,
a carman named Bass, founded tho
brewery at Burton, which now occu
pies considerably over 1G0 acres of
land, employs over 3.000 men, pays
over $1.500.000 a year duty and $1.250,
000 a year for freight (loading some
limes 700 cars a day), and has a year-1;-
revenue of $25,000,000.
Three highwaymen In Chicago held
ui a pedestrian at the point of a pis
tol and found in his pockets Just 40
cen?8. Judge Kersten sentenced the
thr63 to life imprisonment. This se
vere sentence Is legal according to a
law nassed two years ngo declaring
that Ahen a pistol is displayed to en
force the demand of a highwayman
llffl luprJsonnicnt is the penalty.
Tiietaxlcab Is pushing the horse out
of business, and the wireless telegraph
Is crovding out the carrier pigeon. Ak
each c'. tho important warships ol
France hau now wireless apparatus
there Is no longer any uso for tie
pigeoiiH. Tho French Minister of Ma
rlnc has intimated that nfter next Nov
Year's tay the maritime dovecote at
Rochefo't will not be maintained.
lOTJ T -.11 . .
(slipped on over tho head an i mt
White linen, Persian or Victon.m law
or nainsook make up well in tins stt
Four sizes 32, 3G, 40 and 41
17S9. Childs' One -Piece Apro
(slipped on over tho headi Fimw
percale, -plain or checked gingham o
linen are all adaptable to this .-.tu
uujc luuu inuuei. i-ivo sizt'ri
2590. Ladles' Princess Apron r
Biispender or bib style. Any of' th
sheer white materials develop prettlh
In this style. Three sizes, sn.all me
dlum and large.
2G15. Childs' Eating Apron and Bib
Linen, gingham or oilcloth are ihe bes
mediums for this model. Tlire.- sizes
1 to 3 years.
2223. Ladles' Work Apron. Over
Sleeves and Cap. Blue and - white
cross-barred gingham was us 1 1
this serviceable model though
veiops equally as well In linen
cale. Three sizes, small, medli
S037. Rose Design for waist to
close In back or front; to be devel
oped in braiding and French knots.
Any narrow braid either white or a
color may be used, and any fabric such
as linen, lawn, silk, satin, voile, and
even net, which Is very beautiful when
Fashion Editor, 400 Century Building,
Inclosed please find 10 cents. Pleas
send Paris Pattern No.
Where Chess Is Most Popular. 1
Games may come and games may
go, but chess bids fair never to lose
its popularity. N'owhero else i it so
popular as It is in the village f Sro
beck, near Halbcrstadt. in Prussian
Saxony. Some timo in the pW.-nth
century County Gunnelln. held .i pris
oner In a stone tower In the Milage,
amused himself by carving a s't of
chessmen and teaching the pame to
his jailers. The tower, which still
stands, Is known as the Chess tower.
The Jailers taught tho game to their
friends, who were so plensed with It
that they devoted all their spare tlm
to practice. This delight in chess cod
tinues to the present in Strobeck.
Every person plays. The villae-- hrtol
is called the Chess Inn, tourr.n nt
are held every year, and prizes art1
given to the best players. If a mg
man goes to an adjoining village f r 3
wife who cannot play chess Ik- must
pny a line, to be used toward the ex
penses of the next tournament This
subtle ordinance has spread a knowl
edge of tho game among the ynutic la
dies of all tho surrounding Villahs.
Old Time Barbers.
The Barbers' Company was founded
in England In the year 1308, and It
is interesting to note that up to 1.4
tho comnnnr Included both bariwr
and surgeons, the surgeons tln-n ep
nrating rrom it to rorm mo uuj.
lego of Surgeons.
Kind of Him.
"Mr. Chairman," began the man who
is unaccustomed to public speaking.
"I er I er I or "
"Well," Interrupted tho chairman
knldly, "to err is human." Washing
Her Way. y
"Mrs. Ca Flippe Is down with double'
"That woman always did go to ex
tremes li everything." Bohemian Magazine.
Whites and Colored.
Of tho races of the world
000 aro white, 700,000,000 yellow. 215.
000,000 black, 35,000,000 brown, or Ma
layan, and 15,000,000 rod, or Nortn
and South American Indians.
"Fach may ho uLjbborn things."
A Happy Marriage.
"Are they happily married?"
"Yes, indeed. I understand thoyro
actually out of debt." Detroit Free
moralised Undo Alien Sparks, "hut
I've ncticed that a lie is a good deai
harder to kill off." Chicago Tribune.
The Wine Product.
Tho vlnoynrdB of tho world yle'd
3,G5i,41G,000 gallons of wine a year.