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All this wooK, commencing tonight,
Nov. 10,
And Their Own
Ladles' Oroheatra
A reper(olro week. Tonight, the great
sensational drama,
noflncd vaudeville.
10, 20, 30 CENTS
Matinees Wednesday,
Admission 16 cents.
Will Be Dedicated With Special
Services Sunday.
Grace Reformed church of Barber
ton has been undergoing extensive
repairs this fall. It Is to bo ro-dedt-cated
next Sunday with special services
morning, afternoon and ovcnlng. Rev.
E. IL Wllllard, pastor of tlio Wooster
Avcnuo Reformed church, will apeak
at tho afternoon service.
FOR Y. W. C A.
The names of 30 young women were
presented Monday oftornoon at a
bpatd meeting for membership In tho
Y. M. 0. A. This is one of the largest
additions over made to the member
FiUlp at any one time since Its organ
ization. The Camera Club.
"Photographic Optics" will bo the
priuclpal subject discussed at tho Cam
era club meeting Tuesday evening.
Prof. C. M. Knight v. HI deliver n dls
couuc on tho subject and his talk
will contain much valuablo Informa
tion about the action of light In- pho
tography and tho uses of different
types of lenses, no will mako use of
tho optical 'lantern In several instruct
ing experiments by way of Illustrat
ing Ills remarks.
(Continued from First Page.)
stead which he owned at his death
but ho nevor removed to It. Twenty
years ago he built tho beautiful homo
at the center where bis later years
havo been spent, n home consecrated
by two great sorrows, tho death of
his daughter Mary, aged eleven years
and qf. his beloved wlfo In 1800,
Dr. Spcrry found a congenial com
panion In a second matrimonial al
llancho In Mabel Fenn Sackett, tho
widow of Doncon Hiram Sackett. His
four1 living children aro Willis Peck,
Emily Garlcton (Mrs. Herman Oltman),
K. Darwin and Rosalind (Mrs. Wm. A.
Moans). They are nil settled In tho
,west, except Mrs. Means, whoso homo
U In Akron.
Dr., Sporry was always a diligent
student In his pro tension nud kept up
.with the progress of his sclcnco by
careful reading. Ho had a dignified
bearing united with a kindly nnd cor
dial manner. Ho Inspired confidence
Id the sick room. Without ostentation
ho was kind lo the poor nnd lived tip
to that high standard which has ren
dered tlio medical profession of the
past generation worthy of highest ven
eration. 'Dr. Sperry was during tho larger
part of his llfo a professing Christian
and was prompt nnd ready In Ohrls
tlan duty. While dlflldcnt in speech hn
showed by his spotlesR llfo his hearty
allegiance to the great Mabtcr. Ho
nhowed the current advanced views on
religious matters, and yot In such fash
ion that no one was disturbed thereby.
Ho was above all else, a man of peace,
Though endowed with great fifrco of
character nnd determination of will,
ha never was known to occupy a par
tisan ground or to be engaged In liti
gation, He had gindually withdrawn
from tho practice of medicine, heeding
calls from only n few old time friends.
But he delighted in tlio ndorumont of
hla homo grounds nnd enjoyed tho nl-
moat dally rides to .tlio old farm. Ho
possessed great vigor for u man of his
years. Though subject to painful at
tacks of somo obscure trouble In which
bis heart seemed Involved ho usually
rallied at once.
His death was not preceded by lrf
cess, but was almost Instantaneous.
lie died In his chair whllo Mrs. Sperry
was seeking for some means to re
!llavo bis sufforlng. So has passed
away another of tho vonornblo men
who Jiavo so largely mado Summit
oeunty what It Is and to whom is 'due
tbe reverent remembranco and imlta
tjsn of tho new goneratlon.
r Murray Assault Case.
Tlio case of tho State vts. John Has
'rt and -Ohas. and Frank Fronk, ac
cused of assault and battery upon Of
ficer Eugene Murray was placed on
trial Monday before Judge Hoyden
''It ,
Act of Council to
the Fore.
Suit to Knock Out N. 0.
T. Light Contract.
Huston Asks For Heavy
Notes Picked Up Here and There
at Court House.
John l. Bhunk hrfs tiled in Common
Plena court an application for on or
dqr restraining tho N. O. T. Co. from
enjoying rights given In tho franchise
wanted by City Council, renewing Its
contract to light tho city lor a period
of 10 years. Ho further asks that tin
court vacato the franchise. Tho plain
tiff bases his suit upon tho claim that
tho Board of City Commissioners did
not advertise for bids for lighting the
city, and that this neglect on their
part worked an Injury to tho taxpay
ers, because It kept thorn fioin getting
tho benefits of competitive building. It
Is stated In tho petition that tho old
contract of tho company would not ex
pire until July 10, 1003.
A suit based upon alleged bicach of
contiact has been started by Archibald
H. Huston against II. B. Camp, as
president of tho Ashland & Woosler
Railway Co. to collect damages and
back pay aggregating $28,000, with In
terest on ?2u,000 from May 3, 1S07.
Tills is practically a revival of nn ac
tion which was In court before nnd
resulted in tho Jury awarding a ver
dict, giving Mr. Huston Judgment for
an amount much smaller than that
for which he brought suit. Tho plain
tiff states that the contract lcfcrrcd
to was entered Into between hlra and
Mr. Camp on tho 8th of April, 1807.
Huston alleges that he was to get $1,
000 a mile for superintending the con
struction of roads fiom Beech City
to Wooster and from Jcroraevlllo to
Ashland. Not long after entering up
on these duties, ho Bays, he was dis
missed. The plaintiff claims that ho
was given to understand that theio
wnH a Bum amounting, to ?175,000 in
sight for tho construction of the roads,
and that.lt was not appliod in tho man
ner explained to him when ho entered
Into the contract.
CJins. H. Drencher has Biicd W. M.
Hlltubldlo for damages amounting to
$3,000. Ho nllcgcs that tho defendant
had his arrested upon charges that
were false and malicious, o much so
that tho action was dismissed upon
motion of tho County Prosecutor when
It reached Probato court, having been
carried up from tho Court of Justlco
Hoffman. Tho plaintiff claims he was
accused Mr. Hiltnbldlo of assault
and battery and that n,s a result of
such chnrgo his good niimo has been
badly damaged.
A suit for $3,000 damages has been
started by John h. Held against the
N. O, T. Co. He stntes that on Sept.
27, ,whllo drlvlug on West Market St.,
his horse and buggy were struck by a
car, tho hprso killed, tho buggy badly
damaged and hlmsolf thrown to tho
street so hard that he sustained serious
Injuries. He says that the conductor
neglected to sound tho gong.
It Is expected that tho case of Fer
dlnand H. Eggcrs vs. tho Tumor,
Vaughn & Taylor Co. will bo submit
ted to the Jury this afternoon. Argu.
monts occupied tho greater part of tn.
day's sessions. Mr. loggers Is n Cleve
land" man, and tho defendant company
has Its manufacturing plant nt Ouya,
hoga Falls, The plaintiff sues to col.
Lord Curzon, the
His lavish expenditures for tho durbar are attracting much attention.
lect Something tllto $10,000, claimed
as damages for alleged failure on tho
part of tho defendant to supply him
certain machinery as represented. He
Is n manufacturer of brick, and the
machinery wan to bo used In his bus
iness. Tho plaintiff says it did not do
the woik properly. As against this, tho
defense endeavored to show that ho
was well satisfied with tho machinery
at tho tlmo It was received, and that It
would havo worked well had la been
handled properly,
Mrs. Lucinda J, Miller, guardian of
Rhea Miller, ct. al., on Monday, trans
ferred to tho city of Akron for $10,000
a plcco of pioperty to bo worked Into
tho South Akron slto for a City Hall.
Tho property has n frontage of CO feet
on Main st. and 188.C0 foct on Buchtcl
The will of Richard Hanson, late
of Hudson township, has been offered
for probate. To his son, Richard A., ho
gives 20 acres of land and $800; to his
son, Hcwson, 80 acres; to his son, Ohas.
E., 40 acres; to his sons Wm. G. and
James, 8-1 acres; to his sons, Thomas
H. and Albert D., 51 acres with pro
vision that they glvo their sisters $200;
to his daughters, Susannah nnd Char
lotte, tho old homestead situated upon
live and n half acres, and also all of
his personal property. Cbas. E. and
Susannah Hansen are to administer
tho affairs of tho estate.
A motion for a new trial in tho
case of MCCausland Bros, vs. Alfred
Akers was overruled, but tho Journal
was ordered kept open for tho statu
tory period for tho filing of exceptions.
Lead by Treasurer-Elect Smith
Not Coroner-Elect Humphrey.
In giving out tho official returns to
the reporters, the figuro 4, was mistak
en for the flguro 7, Jn Dr. Humphrey's
total for Coronor by tho Board of
Elections Saturday and consequently
ho was shown to lead tho Republican
tlckot Thli is wrong, tho leading can
dldato being Treasurer-elect Fred
A missionary rally will be held by
tho society of the Grace Reformed
climch Tuesday evening at 7(30 In,
the Sunday school rooms. Rev. G.
T. N. Beam, of Unlontcwn, will ad
dress tho meeting. AH members and
friends are invited.
Tho AVomon's Home Missionary so
ciety will hold Its monthly meeting at
tho homo of Mrs. H. J. Shrcffler, 124
North Forge st., Wednesday at 8 p.
m. It is also tho annual thank offer
ing day. From 5 to 7 tea will bo
served, to which gentlemen nro In
vited. The regular meeting of the Prjipary
Sunday School Teachers' imlon will
Ie held nt North Hill M. E. church
Tuesday ovening, Nov. 11, at 7:30. All
Inteiested In tho work aro Invited.
Home Missionary day was observed
by tho Wooster ave. Roformed Sunday
school ou Sunday morning. Thero
were !101 present nnd an offering of
$18.51 was made by tho school
(Jrove'j BUck Root liver Nil.
euro chronlo couatijptlon. Price JB e'eati"
Albert J. Small, Akron "g
LUllo Sondor, AUron io
Groom's occupation, turner.
John L, Brancher, Stark county.... 20
Anna Shaffer, Green Tp in
Groom's occupation, farmer.
Wm. Carpenter, Pnrtago Tp 28
ElMo Hlmelrlght, Portage Tp 23
Gioom's occupation, engineer.
Clins, Boerstler, Barborton 21
Mngglo M. Haut, Johnson io
Gioom's occupation, rnbberworker
Clms. E. Tlsch, Akron oft"
Maud Seeley, Akron '.','.22
Gloom's occupation, potter.
Viceroy of ludia
frd?i.'roi" ,1n active principle obtajne
from Ulaolc Hoot. They .ot on tin i llvii
mini to calomel anrt leave no boS "rte
That a Complete
Of Railways Will Occur
In Chicago.
Switchmen Are Determined to
. Strike.
Oh!cago,,kov. 10. A canvass of tho
vote of local switchmen taken this
morning shows that unless the rail
roads grant tho men the 20 per cent
lncroase demanded, a strlko cannot bo
averted, as no sign of further con
cessions aro apparent. The railroads
have offered a ten per cent Increaso.
Officers of tho Order of Railway Con
ductors were again called Into con
ference by tho switchmen today and
assurances of co-opcratton aro said,
to havo been pledged. Such a strike
would tie up transportation hero com
Col. D. W. Thomas has returned to
Baltimore, after a visit In this city.
Mr. Frank Gxuvcr has gone to New
Orleans to attend the convention of tho
American Federation of Labor.
Mr. F. 0. Glcndenning, of South
Main st., attended a reunion of the
Glcndenning family at Dover, O.,
Mr. ,T. F. StOecklo, of tho Howard
st Valley depot, and Mr. Herman
Myers, of the Northern Ohio, are
hunting near Spencer, O.
Mr. Harvey B. Slusser and his moth
er aro vlsltlug In Villa, Ind., nnd
Sturgls, Mich. Mr. Slusser Is night
ticket agont at tho Union depot.
The Colonial theatre orchestra will
glvo a danco In Rose hall Friday eve
ning, Nov. ,14. The entire orchestro,
Sid Morey director, will furnish mu
sic. , ,
Mrs. Jamc's'Trotter, of 106 Bell st.,
who was taken 111 while vlsittng
frlonds In,ayarren, O., was brought
to ber hon(lji this city Saturday.
She Is Improving slowly.
Mrs. B,"wp"JHeaton, vocal teachor,
entertained about 20 of her pupils ot
her home in Ae Arcade block, Sunday
evening. Music and social games
holped to pqss a very enjoynblo even
ing. Luncheon, was served.
Ex-Mayor W. . Youug.spent Thurs
day, Friday nnd Saturday In Cleve
land, taking depositions In an action
growing out of matters connected
with tho transfer of certain Canadian
railway property to Mr. S. J. Ritchie.
Mayor William B. Doyle was at
,Ganibler, O., Saturday nnd a part of
Sunday. He was present at tho dedi
cation of tho now hall which has been
presented to the college by Senator
M. A. Hannn, and states that he cn
Joyed tho trip Immensely.
Mr. Gteorgo Schultr. and Miss Mary
Nlcol were married nt Hartford,
Oonn., Saturday evening. Both for
merly lived in this city. They will
reside at Windsor lock, where Mr.
Schults is foreman nt the plant of the
American Writing Papor Co.
. Mr. Luther Rood, eldest son of the
late Prof. L. V. Rood, Is visiting Ak
ron friends for a few days, Mr. Rood
was a member of Company B, Eighth
O. V, I., and setrved In the Cuban
campaign. Immediately after the war
lie went West, and Is now living at
Delta, Colo.
Saturday evening a surprise party
was given In nonor of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Ley. It was their fifth wedding
anniversary, and they received many
wooden prcsonts. The evening was
spent at progressive pedro and music.
About 20 couples were present. A
supper was served.
fMlxs Grace A. Saxton, a stenograph
cr for the Aldeu Rubber C6., who had
made her homo In this city for somo
tlmo, nnd who Is a most popular young
woman, was married at Columbus,
Saturday, to Mr. R. T. Huggard, a
prominent young business man of that
place. Mr. and Mrs. Huggard will
resldo In Cleveland.
Sorgeant Alfred Jones, who has
been visiting Akron friends anil rela
tives between enlistments, will leave
to serve his second enlistment ! tho
regular army Wednesday. Sergeant
Jones will spend tho winter In the
United States, and will probably leave
Sau Francisco to return to the Phil,
lpplnes about March 1.
At 0:30 o'clock Sunday evening, Mr.
William Carpenter and Miss E)sto
Hlmelrlght were married by Rev, E,
R. Wllllard at tho Wooster ave. Re
formed church parsonage. They were
attended by Mr. Edward Ackerman
and Miss Anna Carpenter, n sister of
tho groom. They will rdake their bprue
at Canal Fulton, where Mr. Carpenter
will be In the employ of the rjonee?
Cereal C6.
Mr, ami Mrs, G A. Ley celebrated
their wooden wedding anniversary
Saturday evening at their homo on
West Center st. About 20 friends
were present. Cards wero played.
Musical selections wcra given by Miss
Lcona Russell and Mrs. Chas. Wheel
er. TMany -beautiful woodon presents
wero received. A flno supper was
served. Mrs. Ley's parents, Mr, nnd
Mrs. N. Luley, of Suffleld, wero pres
ent A charming home wedding took place
Wednesday evening at the home of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward Grouse, Twins
burg, 0., when their youngest daugh
ter, Miss Hattle Crouse, was wedded
to Mr. Adelbcrt Chamberlain by Rov.
Arthur T. Reed, pastor of tho Congre
gational church. About 40 relatives and
near friends wero present. Miss Crouse
was for a number of years a success
ful teacher in tho Cleveland schools.
The young couplo will llvo in Twins,
burg, whero Mr. Chamberlain is hi tho
mercantile business.
SPHULTZ-Mrs. Frcdencia W. D.
Sehultz, aged 78 years, died Monday
morning at her homo, 200 Pino st., of
oxhaustion. Sho had been 111 two
weeks. Mrs. Sehultz had been n ies
Ideut of Akron for 40 years. Funeral
services will be held at the residence,
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., and at tho
German Lutheran church at 2 p.m.
Internaent In Glendalo cemetery.
The Drawing Postponed,
Galvln-McQulllan Co., have decided
to extend the time of their prize draw
ing until Saturday, Nov. 15, nt 7:80
p.Tn. This will give everyono an op
portunity to reglstor nnd secure tick
ets Which they otherwise would not
have owing to the short notice. Call
any day this week and get a ticket
free. Xou can register up to 6 p.m.
Saturday and may draw a ?20 suit.
Tfco. Newfoundland Ftahormea Kill
Ilnndrada For Salting.
Newfoundland Is probably the only
country in tho world where venison,
salted or fresh, Is a staple article of
diet for the masses.
The coast folk make their plans with
method and deliberation.
From the harbors where they reside
they go tn their boats to tho rivers and
fiords which strlko into the interior.
When navigation la no longer possible,
they debark and continue on foot to
' the' deer country. They carry barrels
fillod with salt and sometimes go in
large companies. When the rendezvous
Is reached, they camp. They ambush
themselves along a promising "lead" or
deer track, armed with long six foot
muzzle loading sealing guns, which
they charge with about "eight fingers"
Of coarse gunpowder and "slugs" of
lead, fragments of Iron or bits of rust;
nails, whichever they may have. They
fire point blank Into a herd of caribou
as It passes and, being usually good
shots, contrive to kill nlmost anything
they aim at or to wound It so badly
With these dreadful missiles that It
Soon collapses. Then they skin and cut
up tho meat, tor these men know a lit
tle' of every trade, and pack it In tho
barrojs; with the salt as a preservative.
The Oriental mi it nl TltiRa.
A recent writer on orlcntnl rugs saya
that there Is no arbitrary test by which
an Inexperienced person can tell a gen
uine rug from a bogus one. Knots and
strands mean nothing except in con
nection with other Important elements.
Shades and spots are Imitated. Wash
ing the rug to discover If It has been
painted over with brush and water
color frequently leads only to the dis
covery of a bad spot In nn otherwise
tine rug. The oriental dyer does his
work according to his own sweet will.
Between the pufTs of n cigarette and
the gossip of his friends he dips his
1 material In the dye tub. Only the ex
port knowledge of the old rug buyer
can be depended on. These buyers go
to the great fairs on the edge of the
desert, whero once a year the men of
tho east gather to baggie together.
Sometimes western buyers push into
Persia and the Caucasus to search out
rare weaves In the boines of the weav
ers, but tho venture Is always attended
with some danger from native hostil
ity. It Is said that the annals ot com
merce contain greater romances than
were ever woven around tales of war.
WHli n Ornln of Suit.
The earliest record of the saying,
"With a grain of wit," dates back to
the year C3 n. C. when tho great Pom
pcy entered the pal.ice of Mlthrldntes
and, discovered among his pilvnto pa
pers tha description of an antidote
against poisons of nil sorts, which was
composed of pounded, herbs. These, ac
cording to the recipe, were to bo taken
wth u grain of wit. Whether this was
meant seriously or as a warning car
eqsm Is not known, but thenceforth it
became the custom to say that doubt
fui preparations should bo taken with
ograln of Bait
v From this tho meaning got trans
ferred to bayings of doubtful truth.
''Att)c salt" was n Greek synonym for
Wit or penetration, and the Latin word
"Bal'' had somewhat of the same mean
lug. It Is thus easy to see how the
saying, "Cum grano sails." could have
come to menu the necessity of accept
ing doubtful or suspicious statements
"wth gralu of salt."
Tferoto Tieisa:"
'Tbey claim that peritonitis Is a
core for appendicitis."
"I suppose that's on the same prin
ciple that beheading Is n sure euro for
Bqulntlug.,,--clovelnnd Plain Dealer.
W( Is brushwood, judgment Is tim
ber. The Qrst makes the brightest
names, bat the other sires the most
stlttf keat. ,
Flannelette Sale
Wo havo placed ono sale for tomorrow onjy, J 000
yds. lOo Flannelette, all now this season's styles
5c yd.
rULOfV I - isi-153 south Howard St.
Tlio neuaou Frolt Baches nnd Vines
Are Protected lr Thorn.
Most porsons think thnt tho stem of
a plant grows from the roots. On tho
contrary, the roots grow from the
stem. In the case of n plant that dies
down to the ground lit autumn it Is
not the roots that send up n now stem
In the spring, for n part of the true
ctem remains underground on the root
crown, and from It grow up tho bud
bearing stems In the spring. When
n seed germinates, it sends tho light
loving stem upward and the dark lov
ing root downward.
Saw off part of a tree trunk nnd-you
will find a series of rings from the'ecn
ter to the biirlt, each ring marking a
year of growth. Rut theso rlugs indi
cate also which of the seasons through
which tho tree has lived wero dry and
which had plenty of rain. The rings
are always of unequal width. The
narrow ones represent dry sen sons nnd
tho wide ones seasons when the condi
tions of growth were better by reason
of plentiful rain.
Every rose has Its thorn, and the
same may be said ot such fruits as
blackberries, raspberries, etc.. only
they are not real thorns, but prickles,
which strip oft with the outer bark,
while thorns will not strip off, being
hardened, undeveloped branches.
But why do bushes and vines have
prickles? Many people wonder at It,
for they see no good reason for such a
growth. But thero Is a reason, as
thero Is In everything In nature. The
prickles aro giyon to them as a pro
tection against plant eating animals.
The stems have a pleasant, aromatic
taste, and cows and sheep would be
sure to eat them In winter, when they'
crayo something fresh, If It were not
for the prickles.
Antn In Slam.
M. Charles Meissen, a French ex
plorer, In traveling through Slam ob
served a species of small gray ants
which were new to him. These ants
wero much engaged In traveling. They
lived in damp places nnd went In
troops. To his surprise he noticed
among them from time to time au oc
casional ant which was much larger
than the others and moved at a much
swifter pace, and each of theso larger
ants M. Meissen saw always carried
one of the gray ants on its back. While
the main body of gray ants were al
ways on foot, tbey were accompanied
by at least ono of their own Bort
mounted on one of these larger ants.
It mounted and detached Itself now
and then from the line, rude rapidly
to the head, came swiftly back to the
rear and seemed to be the commander
of the expedition. The explorer was
satisfied that this species of ant era
ploys u larger ant, possibly a drone of
the same species, just as we employ
horses to rldo upon, though scarcely
more than one ant In each colony
seems to bo provided with a mount
s Bret Ilarte.
In on article of reminiscences Mary
Stuart Boyd says that Bret Harte nev
er obtruded bis personality. lie also
bad a dread ot people regarding him
for his work only, not for himself.
"Why didn't you tell me It was Bret
Harte who sat next me at dinner last
night?" walled one of society's smart
est young matrons la a note to ber
hostess the morning after a largo din
ncr party. "I have always longed to
meet blm, and I would have been so
different bad I only known who my
neighbor was." "Now, why can't a wo
man realize that this sort of thing Is
insulting?" queried the author, to
whom the hostess had forwarded her
friend's letter, "If Mrs. talked
with mo and found me uninteresting
as a mau. how could she expect to find
mo Interesting because I was an au
thor?" A Mtulcal Ded.
A Bombay mop has constructed a
bedstead priced at 10.000 rupees. It Is
thus described: "It has at Its four cor
ners four full sized, gaudily dressed
Grecian damsels--thoso at tho head
holding banjos, while thoso ou tho right
and left bold fans. Beneath the cot is
a musical box which extends the whole
length of tho cot and Is capable of
playing twelve charming airs. The
music begins the moment the least pres
suie has been brought to bear from tho
top, which Is created by ono sleeping
or sitting, and ceases the moment tho
Individual rises. While the musle is In
progress the lady banjolsts at the head
manipulate the Strlugs with their An
gers aud mqva heir heads, whllo tho
two Grecian damsels at the bottom fan
the sleeper to sleep.
Too flood a Liar.
A young man from Banffshire was
spending bis bplldoys In Aberdeen.
While walking op "the green" In com
pany with his urjcle ho was surprised
to see so mauy .kites flying. Observing
one far higher than tha rest, he called
his uncle's attention and asked If ever
be bad seen a k,to flying as high be
fore, "pld ever 1 see ane as high
afore? Map. Jammlc, that's nactblng,
for I bae sew some o' thorn clean joot
o' slcht" Scottish American.
MONDAY) NOV. 10, 1002.
The Clotlilns Merchant Wa Toe
Much For the Colletttt Frofeieor.
Bx-Fresldent Gates of Amherst col
lege was a man with three salient char
acteristicsbelief In compulsory wor
ship m a means of grace, nicety of lan
guage and a fondness for bargain hunt
ing that was almost feminine. As illus
trative of the lattor It Is told that on a
certain occasion Mr. Gates bought for
$3 a pair of trousers that had been
marked at f(J and bad them charged.
Tho first of the month n bill camo In:
"To ono pr. pants, ?3."
Mr. Gates crossed off the ''pants", nnd
substituted "trousers," then remalled
the bill. The first of the next month an
other bill came In:
"To one pr. pants (3."
This time tho bill was returned, as
before, but with the following legend:
Dear Mr. Thompson I am always care
ful about the language I use and like oth
er people to be tho same.
The first Of the third month Mr.
Gates received a bill:
"To ono pr. pants, ?3."
This time bo went In person to visit
Mr. Thompson. He explained his posi
tion. Thompson looked at him a mo
ment and then replied:
"President Gates, I've been In tho
clothing business for twenty-five years,
an' during them twenty-five years ev
erything in my shop above 95 has been
trousers and everything below $5 has
been pants. It's pants you got, and,
egad, sir, it's pants you'll pay for."
Now York Times.
Prairie Flowere ot Fancy-
A brief for the stato In an early Ne
braska case. Indulges In the following
prairie flowers of fancy:
"Plaintiffs in error are afraid that the
honor and dignity of the state will suf
fer, nod they Invoke for the claimants
broad principles of natural equity and
tho claim that neither 'the laws gov
erning courts nor the constitution ap
plies to them. The logical sequence Is
this that persons who hold claims
against the state are a favored class,
who can alone make wings of 'Justice
and right' to fly to that mystic region
.above and beyond the trammels ot law,
and where such unjust things as con
tracts and written constitutions do not
exist, but where for them a straight
and narrow pathway leads to the treas
ury, whose doors, without stint or de
lay, turn softly on golden hinges to ad
roit them. Yet if I do not very much
mistake this court 'these wings' will
unfeathcr In their flight, and claimants
against the stato must fall to a common
level with all other litigants aud stand
up to the rack where is fed that good
old fodder of 'justice and right' as ad
ministered by our courts."
A Sound Sleeper.
At tho Franca(s theater in Paris one
evening during the performance of a
play by Soumot a spectator was ob
served to be slumbering. "Look," said
Dumas to the author, who was sitting
near him, "you see the effect produced
by your tragedy." But the next even
ing at the same theater it happened
that the play was one of Dumas' own,
and It happened also that a gentleman
in tho stalls was overpowered by sleep.
Soumet being present noticed this, and,
with infinite satisfaction, tapping Du
mas on the shoulder and pointing to the
offender, ho said, "Please notice, my
dear Dumas, that your plays can send
people to sleep as well as mine." "Not
at all," was the ready answer; "that's
our friend of yesterday. He has not
woke up yetl"
Smallest People In the World.
Tho Inhabitants of the Andaman Is
lands are the smallest race of people In
the world. The average height of a full
grown Andaman Is 4 feet 5 inches, and
few weigh over seventy-six pounds.
They are marvelously swift of foot
and as they smear themselves over
with a mixture of oil and red ocher
present a very strange appearance.
Few travelers care to encounter nny of
these bellleoso little people, for their
skill In throwing tho spear and In using
tho bow Is only equaled by their readi
ness to attack strangers.
A Love Potion.
One of tho leading sources of Income
to the old herbalist was the compound
ing of lovo powders for' despondent
swains and heartsick matdens. If a
powder would not bring the desired re
lief, various juices of roots and herbs
were mingled In a potion and sold as
the love phial. Here Is an old recipe:
"Mistletoe berries (not exceeding nine
In number) are steeped in an equal
mixtures of wine, bee, vinegar and
"This taken on an empty stomach be
fore going to bed will cause dreams ot
your future destiny (provided you re
tire before 12 o'clock) either on Christ
mas eve or on the first and third of a
new moon." Perhaps as a lingering
remuant ot this absurdity thero is a
current notion in some parts of tho
world today that a whole mince pie
eaten at midnight will cause the reap
pearance of long departed friends, not
to mention the family physician and
the more Interested soeaabera e( the.
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