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HIS LONG-DELAYED PROP08AL.
French 8tory of Note In Bouquet That Was for Yeara Unanswered. One of the longest delayed proposals on record la related In a French glory of a shy young subaltern who was or dered away to the wars. Not daring to speak, he sent a nosegay of yellow roses to the girl he loved, with a little note inside begging her, If she re turned his love, to wear one of the flowers In her breast that night at the ball. Bhe appeared without it, and he went away broken-hearted. ' Years afterward, when he was a lame old general, he again met his old love, now a white-haired widow. One day his old sweetheart gently asked him why he had never married. , "Madam," he answered somewhat sternly, "you ought to know best. It you had not refused to answer that note In the bouquet of yellow roses I might have been a happier man." "The note in the bouquet V, she repeated, growing pale. " . " ' She opened an old cabinet and took out from a drawer a Bhrlveled bouquet of what had been yellow roses, among whose leafless stalks lurked a scrap of paper yellow with age. "Seel I never had your note," she said, holding the bouquet up. "If I had I would not have answered it as you fancied." "Then answer It now," said the gallant old soldier. And the long delayed pro posal was accepted at last. HAD TO BE IN PROPER FORM. THE FIR8T TIME ON RECORD. IS PERFECT FENCING MATERIAL. Without His Retaining Fee Young Lawyer Could Not Act. An Impecunious young lawyer re cently received the following letter from a tailor to whom he was in debted: V. "Dear Sir Kindly advise mB by re turn mail when I may expect'a remit tance from you In settlement of my account Yours truly, J. Snippem." ! The follower of Blackstone imme diately replied: i "Dear Sir I have your request for advice of a recent date, and beg leave to say that not having received any retainer from you I cannot act In the premises. Upon receipt of your check for $250 I shall be very glad to look the matter up for you and to acquaint you with the results of my Investiga tions. I am, sir, with great respect, your most obedient servant, Barclay B. Coke." Success Magazine. Belated Reformation In the Case of v8am Doollttle. One of the easiest-going, most shift less individuals that ever drifted through life, too lazy to travel any way except with the current, was Sam Doo llttle. Sam was born tired and never outgrew it Being behindhand was a chronic complaint with him, and it finally got so that nobody really ex pected anything else of him. In the courso of time Sam died. The funeral arrangements had been made and the announcement sent out, when, owing to other engagements of the of ficiating clergyman, it was found nec essary to change the time tS an hour ahead, and as a consequence the body reached . the cemetery considerably earlier than the original schedule had contemplated. As the procession entered the gate an halted, the old gravedlgger, who had not been notified of the change of time, dropped his spade In surprise and asked: "Is that Sam Doollttle you've got there?" Upon being assured that it was, he shook his head dubiously and croaked: vWell, if that is Sam Doollttle he must have turned over a new leaf all of a sudden. I've known him, boy an' man, for over fifty years, an' this Is the first trip he ever took that I knew him to get started ahead of time! 8peoles of Caetl Form Hedges Prao tlcally Impenetrable. The hedges which we ordinarily see bordering country estates are planted for their ornamental and beautifying effect, and not as a substitute for fenc ing material, but in the extreme south western part of the United States there are many hedges which serve primarily this latter purpose. Various species of cacti, such as the prickly pear, are used by ranchmen to inclose cattle ranges In those arid regions, and these hedges are practically Im penetrable. Wild animals are thus effectually prevented from attacking the herds and flocks, and a supply of fodder may always be obtained by burning off the spines from the tender young shoots of the cactus. Remains of hedges 16 feet in height are to be seen near the locations of the old missions in southern Califor nia, where they once served as forti fications to protect the little settle ments. Instead of fences the Mexicans UBe what is known as the organ cac tus. When stakes of this plant are set in the earth they readily take root, and soon present a formidable barrier of thorns. Harper's Weekly. EMANATION FROM PRINTER'S INK The Conjurer Confesses. That "the hand is quicker than the eye" is one of those accepted sayings Invented by someone who knew noth ing of conjuring or, as Is more likely, by some cunning conjurer who aimed still further to hoodwink a gullible public. The fact 1b that the best con jurer seldom makes a rapid motion, for that attracts attention, even though It be not understood. The true artist in this line Is deliberate in every movement, and it Is mainly by his actions that he leads his audience to look not where they ought, but in an entirely different direction. Mr. David Devant, who for a number of consecutive years has entertained London with his Ingenious tricks, has said: "The conjurer must be an actor: By the expression of his face, by his gestures, by the tone of his voice, in short, by his acting, he must produce bis effects." St. Nicholas. Eve Was a Lunger., Man still carries the original num ber of ribs, but he is short of a lung lobe. Where did he lose It? Eve got it Man's right lung to-day consists of three lobes; man's left lurtg to-day consists of two lobes. Let us consider the missing lobe on the left. The lungs, mind you, are th9 life. Eve was made out of Adam's third lung lobe on the left, tire lobe nearest the heart. She was constructed out, of wind mostly. , That is she took part of Adam's breath away. Adam's pos terity of the male persuasion In these latfer days can count on only five lobes to - both lungs: while Eve's daughters can count on seven; which accounts for woman having the last word in a controversy. New York Press. j . Don't buy your maon n oil until you jet prices from the Uncle Sam OH Co. ft FOR Rfnt Kooralng; loose partly furnirt el. 8e- J. F. Foltj or phone 495 See Wing OAvt for f i-m 1 n. V CATARRH Peculiar Property Found to Affect a Photographic Plate. , That printer's ink gives, eft an emanation that passes through opaque bodies and affects a photographlo plate has been discovered by a Ger man investigator. Photographic roll film is sometimes thus affected, through Its celluloid cover, by the printed characters on the paper In which it is wrapped. The emanation is found to proceed from the oil in the ink during the drying process. It Is not precisely the same as the emana tion from radium and other radio-active substances, for, unlike them, it changes gum arable into a granular, insoluble substance. It was this ef fect produced on the gum of envelope flaps by the printed characters . on the envelopes that first attracted the in vestigator's attention. The emana tions are reflected by metal mirrors In the same way as light, and they oxi dize metal surfaces against which they strike. The exposure necessary to ef fect a sensitive plate is eight to tea days. Prompt Delivery. 1 It is related on coed authority of a well-known poet that he once walked into the sanctum of a magazine edi tor and submitted to him a poem, which was promptly rejected. -The editor endeavored to cheer up the crestfallen bard. "Try special articles," he suggested, "there's money in them." "I couldn't do special articles," cried the son of Parnassus indig nantly. "For mej romance! And, by the way," he immediately added, "that's a good starter for a poem. Hm-let me see: "For me, Romance! For me the Golden Lie!" In a few minutes the new poem was all written out on the back of the discarded one. In a few minutes more It was accepted. V w "Thirteen" and a "Bit." A "thirteen" in money was a small coin in circulation in Ireland in the early part of the nineteenth century, squlvalent in value to thirtesn pence, and was known locally as a "thir teen." A "bit" in money means any small coin, ' as a four-pen y bit, a six penny bit Speciflcially it is the name of a small West, Indian coin, worth about ten cents. In parts of the United States there was formerly current a small coin (called in some states a Mexican . shilling), of the value of 12 1-2 cents, and this was called a 'bit." In the Canadian West to-day a "bit" is said to be 15 cents, and 25 cents represents "two bits." ' Nature 8tudy. Nature study is teaching the youth to see and to know the thing nearest to hand, to the end that his life may be fuller and richer, writes Prof. L. H. Bailey of Cornell university. Nature study is not to be taught for the pur pose of making the youth a specialist or a scientist Now and then a pupil will desire to pursue a science for the sake of the science, and he should be encouraged. But every pupil may be taught , to be interested in plants and birds and Insects and running brooks, and thereby his life will be the stronger. The crop of scientists will take care of itself. . , Ely's Cream Balm Thi Ramedv la m Soeolflo. flure to Clve Satisfaction. Aivia. BiLtir at ONOl. It cleanses, soothes, heals, and protects the diseased membrane, u cures uauurrn buu drives awT Voia, in tne ueau quiunv. fVa famuM nf Tasta and SmelL Easy to nse. Contains no lnjnrious drugs. Applied into the nostrils and absorbed. Largs Sise, 60 cents at Druggists or by mail j Tr 1 Size, 10 cents by mail, f : ELY BROTHERS, 68 Warren SL, New York. Comprehensive Recipe. Leech the famous artist of London Punch, was at his best as an enter tainer In his own house. Dean Hole asked him one day, after Leech had given him a delectable dinner at his lodgings In Scarborough, how he made such good champagne-cup. "The in gredients" he replied, "of which this refreshing beverage is composed, and which is highly recommended by the faculty for officers going abroad and all other persons stopping at home, are champagne, ice and aerated wa ter; but, in consequence of advancing years, always forget the seltzer." Acquiring a Reputation. "How did that man get the reputa tion of being such a profound thinker V "By talking on subjects that nobody understands and thereby avoiding the cbance of having his arguments defi nitely refuted." . , INSPIRATION WAS HAPPY ONE. Good Idea That Rescued 8tudent from ' 8erlous Dilemma. ' A student in one of the theological colleges found himself face to face with an examination in Old Testament history a subject xwhlch he had en tirely ignored all term. Taking coun sel with some friends, he decided that all he really needed to know was the long list of the names of the kings of Israel and their dates. So he crammed them each and all into his bursting bead. But sad to relate, all he was asked to do was to criticise the acts of Moses. Not one act of Moses, good, bad, or indifferent, could the unfortunate youth remember, so, after much thought, he wrote as fol lows: "Far be it for one as humble as I am to criticise the acts of the great Moses; but, if you would, care to know the names of the kings of Israel and their dates, you will find them writ ten below!" He was passed. As to the Lungs. The lungs are the life. When a man can breathe lustily no ordinary malady can kill him. I k!iow an old chap who was given up three years ago by seven "able" physicians and one "able" surgeon. Their verdict was: "He can't last oyer throe weeks." He is still la the rlns, while three of the doo- t?rs rrve cashed In the!r checks. A man can live 40 days without food, a few ir.ys without water, and a fev minutes without air. The lunjs are the soul. A man can live without storrach, bowete, heart, liver, kklneys, 3i;l e;i or braids but he can't live withnit c'rl The r.ir cleans the blood, Drlr.k air by. the rl'iion cubic feet and you will never i!o. Don't wait for the tark of o:;"n to coxe along. Drink devriy of the common ether. Have It pire c'J plug yourself full every hour. Meditme in the Sea. The sea, ac: orbing to certain sclent Ists, can furnish not only nourishment, but cetllrine. A distinguished French practitioner prescribes the drinking of ;;c.a water as a cuie for diabetes, the water hein? aerated in order to re' rove Its impurities and, to some ex 'er.t, It3 na'KK'Ous flavor. It has also bon adn.ini.'tered with success In cr.srs of bronchitis and pleurisy. Ex pevincrts carried out on consumptive Dfiticnts show that subcutaneous in j?c'io!i3 of sea water are beneficial, at all events in the early stages of tuber n:lo':s. Bread made with sea water is sa.'d by those who have tried It to be n:ost appetizing and nourishing. Find Happiness In Children. Very domestic Is the life of the. Bel s!ann, and the children' enter into e-'ory sort of Interest of the parents Tiiry would not think of gojpg to the restaurant or summer garden without the children, and their own pleasures are of;fn but the reflected, ones of their brys and girls. The father goes to the circus with his little troupe of jTiing folks about him and enjoys tl-eir joys. The happiness of the peo ple is centered in their homes, and n-ything that will Interfere with the good of tl:e child is not tolerated by the self-rc greeting Belgians. Indian Baskets Tell Stories. The making of Indian baskets Is the work of the women of the tribe. Un honored and unsung, unknown even to the daughters of hor daughters, the In dian woman basket maker passes to ber grave, leaving behind her a chain of woven books, each a volume In it self. The aboriginal basket maker puts Into every piece of work she turns out as much of the history of, her race as she knows and all of her own life, if she can express it in the set pictures or figures which have been banded down to her since basketry began. The Bohemian. Oddity of Dreams. "Nohodv ever feels naln in a dream." said a psychologist. "Rage, terror, Joy, grief these emotions stab us as poig nantly in dream as In reality. But physical pain, no. I have interrogated 2,000 persons, and none of them ever suffered dream pains. Yet they have dreamed of dreadful motor accidents, tortures, death. One young girl, In deed, dreamed time and again of being eaten alive by cannibals; yet even In that horrible nightmare she felt no pain." j tit.. !.. - , 1 .' j V . - '-. 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For the same trip one way via Portland and Seatle, $65.00. ' Tickets on sale May 6 to u, inclusive; June 1 and 2; June 24 to July 10, inclusive, and July 27 to August 6, inclusive. Final limit October 31, 19 o. Liberal stopover privileges. Slightly higher fares on other dates during the summer. Santa Fe service and the famous meals by Harvey, more be desired! . .. Could anything SIS SEE , Plan now. Read up about the country and its at tractions. Get free folders issued account the Elks meeting; theN. E. A ; Colorado; the great Exposition, the Grand Canyon, and elsewhere. E. A. TEED. Agent Dodge City, Kansas Paying for Experience A severe "be'ly ache" is the price paid for the fun of eating green apples. Mamma told them not to do it, but it took actual experience to convince them. We say the same thing about green lumber. It may look right, but after It is in the job a while, it will warp out of shape, and a bunch of trouble is what the experience will cost you. If you want to be sure of getting good, thoroughly seasoned lumbir, don't take any chances, but come to us for it. It will cost you no more than the other kind will else where. THE KIcCURDY LB'R CO. C. A. HULPIEU 20 Years An UNDERTAKE R AW D EM BALM Efl With Home Furnishing Company. We keep night man at - theatore to mwer. . Teleohon. No.'.vll. Residence, C9