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wmmmmmasm W X-. •HraiHMI of'good to convey a steam roller, a FAIR WOMANHOOD. 80 gentle and so bounteous doth ap pear My lady, when she maketh a salute, That every tongue, trembling, be cometh mute The eye to look upon her doth not dare. Though conscious that her praise per vades the air, Jin beauty clothed, she moveth mod estly, Ai if she were a being from on high, Come down to earth to show a marvel here. So grateful seems the vision from above, The heart drinks sweetness from the .• $$^1: entranced eye ""Which would mock Fancy if it'were not proved And from her lips it seems as^there were moved A delicate spirit, breathing full of love, Which ever blddeth the rapt soul to sigh. Vi-Dante. "Mlndll Philllpstein toia ma you ctuldtell me how to win her. Please dolt" "Sure you can," said Mlndil. "You can do anything. I saidlt to Plncus— I said. It to yo\i or to anybody. Go ahead, Herr Einstein, and tell Plncus Leben how to win the girl. He ought to be married long ago." A smile crossed the great detective's face. "I have had something lo do with most Hind of cases, but never before Was I called upon to advise In a love affair. I'll' do my best, and I seldom fall. Herr Placus Cohen, at tention!" "Za befehl!" said Plncus, saluting. He was a member of the Rosenstein Miners and Sappers' corps, attached to the state national guard. "Did you ever do anything like a hero? That's what wins women," said Iguatz. "Once I stopped a horse that wds trotting down the road without anyone In the wagon, and It looked as though It would run over Miss Sarah Minzer. She saw me do It, awer did not think much about it. That's the nearest I ever come to d9lng anything brave. I can't brag about It, though. Miss Gold wasser would likely laugh at me." "Can you swim?" asked Mr. Ein stein. "It is one thing I can do fairly well," said Plncus. ... "Take her out walking along the East river some day, get a man to fall In for you, and then jump In and res cue him It looks brave and probably will win the young lady." "Good idea!" exclaimed Mr. Philllp stein. "I'll be the man to fall In. I been the best swimmer In Browns ville. Won a medal at College Point at the Eisenstein Club outing last summer." :'P 'X ."That man Is 111!" exclalmed-'Miss Goldwasser. "Look at htm I think he Is going to fall Into the river. Run up and catch him before Jie gets In." Mr. Cohen would like to have done sA very much, as the wish to be a hero that day had entirely departed from him. Before, however, he had fairly started for Mr. Phllipsteln, who now was only p. few yards ahead, the lat ter had given a groaning cry and fallen with a splash into the river. Mr. Cohen echoed the groan. He just remembered that he had not prepared for jumping Into the water and was w£|rlng his costly Sunday suit with histoid watch, and that a goodly roll of bills was In his pocket, which sure ly would be spoiled by the water. He began to take off his coat with no en tbuslaBm. Miss Goldwasser screamed: "Help him! Get him out!" Mr. Cohen reluctantly approached' the edge. Mr. Philllpstein had come to the surface and was treadlhg water and floating along with the tide. He had on an old suit,- and Instead of a coat wore a. tlght-fltting sweater. "Save me," he said, and waved en couragingly to Plncus. With despair In his heart Mr. Cohen* threw down his coat, handed hlB roll of bills to Miss Goldwasser and care fully entered the water. To make It realistic Mr. Philllpstein clutched him with what he imagined was the grip of a drowning man and whispered: "I'll sink again and pull you down with me. Tou are doing fine, only show a little more energy. You act like you was afraid." Whereupon Mr. Philllpstein sank Into the water and dragged the fren zied Plncus, who was a fair swimmer, buthated the water/along with him. When they arose Mr. Cohen gave a loud cry. Miss Goldwasser w$a ruu Blnt along the bank with a long THE HOST REM AltK ABLE CARAVAH THAT EVER ENTERED AFGHANISTAN -y STEAM HOLLER AHD MOTOBS FOB THE AMEER. The Indian tour of the Ameer of Afghanistan in i907 has evidently Impressed on him the advantages roads, and it would appear that he is now about to have such throughout his dominions. Doubt less good roads and motor cars would greatly facilitate the extensive tours his Highness has to take to keep in touch with the distant provinces of •his kingdom. Recently some ten elephants were sent to Chaman motor car, a stone-crushing machine, and He turned and struck out for the land, disregarding Miss Goldwasser's cries to help the Blnklng man back of him. Mr. Cohen found he could make no headway towar.d shore. Then sud denly his courage left him and a little hysterical panic came upon him. "Get me outL" he cried. "I'm los ing myself. I can't keep up any longer." Mr. Philllpstein took two strong strokes and reached, the side of the scared Plncus. Supporting him with one hand he swam to land with the other. He dragged Plncus out on the bank and laid him down. The latter" was fully conscious, and shame and fury because of his weakness and cow ai dice possessed htm. "Hero!'.' said Miss Goldwasser, in a rapture. "Sure, he is a brave man," said Mr. Philllpstein, aB he helped Mr. Cohen to his feet. "Did you see how he jumped In for me?" "He's a#hero!" Miss Goldwasser's tone .was full of scorn. "Why, he even, thought of his money! He saved that before he tried to get you out." She handed Plncus his roll of bills. "No, "brave man," continued Miss Goldwas ser, addressing the astonished Philllp stein. "You arevthe herd. You saved him. You are'the most daring man I ever sawf" I" admire a man like you.'' "Say," said Plncus Cohen. "Where should I come In?" "You tried to do something," said- Miss Goldwasser. "But you were not equal to It. You had to be saved by the man you were going to help." Miss Goldwasser looked a little mys tified. "How was it," she aBked of Mlndll, "that you'were so weak that you fell In and then strong enough to not only get out yourself, but bring •Mr. Cohen out with you?" "A little faintness came over me," said Mlndll glibly, as he gazed with admiration at Mips Goldwasser "and wh?n I fell in the cold water revived hie. Oy! oy! I'm glad I was able to help this man." The two men goon dried their cloth ing and returned to Miss Goldwasser. She greeted Mr. Philllpstein with en thusiasm and during the car ride on the street car back to Brownsville she frequently referred to him as a hero and learned something about his position in society,- which was excel lent. Going to her relatives, Miss Goldwasser made further Inquiries about Mr. Philllpstein and found that he was popular and prosperous, highly regarded as a fine, smart man by all \Brownsvllle. Miss Goldwasser Invited Mr. Phillip stein to call on her, and he 'promptly did so. A month later'the despondent Mr. Plncus Cohen read .the announcement ihat Miss ."Rose Goldwasser and Mr. Mlndll Philllpstein were engaged •New York Telegraph. Wrltlnir Hard to Read. Speaking about handwriting which is hard to read an old-time conductor on the Louisville 'ft Nashville rail road tells a story about James Guth rie, says the Louisville Courier-Jour nal. Mr. Guthrie, besides being Sec retary of the Treasury under Jaiqes Bucha*nan, was also president of the Louisville ft Nashville railroad and a resident of Louisville. In the early days of railroading there were no printed passes as at present, and Mr. Guthrie, would fre quently write a pass for a friend on a scrap- of paper. The conductors on the road would honor these, of course, but one farmer carried a piece of pa per purporting to be a pass for a friend on a scrap of paper. The con ductor honored It. but later grew SUB plclous and one day took It up. He carried it to the office of President Guthrie and said: "A farmer has been riding on this pass for about, a year. Do you want him to continue to use it?" President Guthrie put on his glasses,' looked the paper' over and said: "Why this is not a pass. It Is a receipt I gave a fellow .for a load of wood about a year ago." Coml.K Back' Again. Erisoner—"Can I speak with the convict Smith for one moment?" Jailer—"No he has just left, after finishing his time. But ask me aga(p In about a week."—Filgende Blatter. Some people Imagine that as. soon as they get married, they must kiss In public.' stick ppipijii. -a probably for pleasure trips on the Cabul River, while the car will enable the Amter to visit the outlying province^ of. his dominions in as many days as it has hitherto taken months. In her hand wliicji she had picked up and which she was trying to reach out to the struggling men. "Tuat to make It seem more like the real thing," said Mr. Philllpstein, who was playing his part with much enjoyment and zeal, "I'll let go of you, go out a few feet and sink again. Then you got to dive ffr me. grab me by the hair and pull me ashore. I like to bet you win her sure." And he again cried for help, and pushed out and sank, gasping and yell ing for help. Mr. Cohen had gone as far as he could or dared. He was more than ten feet from shore, weighed down by his clothing, almost exhausted and afraid to venture out any farther. motor boat to Cabul. The motor boat TsSPTOR Glandular Fever. This is the name of an acute febrile disease in childhood, one of the group to which belongs scarlet fever, meaBles and mumps. It differs from measles and other eruptive fevers In that there is no rash, the local manifestation be ing a swelling of the glandB in the neck, about and below the angle of the jaw. The disease Is not of common, occur rence and this is rather curious, tor it seems to be eminently contagious, all the members of the. household, at least all under 14 or 15 years, being affected when once the fever, gets into a house. Children are the ones ffrho suffer chiefly, infants in arms or very young children. Adults or those above 15 years are not often attacked. The attack begins suddenly, usually a week or less after exposure to the contagion, with fever, sickness at the stomach or actual vomiting, coated tongue, constipation and a stiff neck. The appetite Is gone and swallowing is painful. Any attempt to move the child's head causes pain and Is strong ly resisted. Pressure on the side of the neck from the angle of the Jaw to the Adam's apple is usually also painful. The fever rises, gradually, for two or three days, reaching its highest point about the third day. At. this time also the enlargement of the glands of the .neck becomes manifest to'sight and touch. The enlargement may be on both .sides, but appears more often, per haps, on the left side first, runs its course there and then begins on the right. It is usually also more severe on the left side. The disease lasts a -week or ten days as a- rule but may be prolonged to two weekg.. by Buccesslve crops of glandular enlargements- There is no real eruption, although sometimes the flush of the fever may take on a,dusky red hue and simulate rash. The fever continues so long as the Swelling of the glands persists, and after Its subsidence the little patient is usually weak and pale for a time. Glandular fever is almost never fa tal, but it may make the child pretty sick while it lasts. The treatment Is simple. The patient should _be kept In bed In a well ventilated room as long as the fever lasts and when the disease is over he will need good food, lots of fresh -air and possibly a tonic to overcome the anemia and debility.—Youth's Companion. MOTHER'S BODY IN HOG YABD. Mrs. Lizzie Hies, 57 years^oifl, liv ing-near Omaha, 111., was found dead In a lot near her home. Hogs had mutilated the body. She bad prepared dinner for one of her sons, saying she would leave it 011 the table for him while she went to see a neighbor. The boy came from work, ate his dinner and waited awhile for. his mother to return. Going out *in the lot, he dis covered the hogs about his mother's body. Poor John. A Pblladelphlan who was formerly a resident of a town In the north of Pennsylvania recently revisited his old home. "What became of the Hoover fam ily?" he asked an old friend. "Oh," answered the latter, "Tom Hoover did very well. Got to be an actor out west. Bill, the other broth er, Is something of an artlst'ln New York, and Mary, the sister, IB doing literary work. But John never amounted to much. It took all he could lay his hands on to support the others."—Lipplncott'a. Denaftty of the Atmosphere. Meteors prove that the air Is still dense enough to make those little bodies: Incandescent through-- friction at a height of 100 miles but up to the present jnan has succeeded In ex ploring the atmosphere to a height of only sixteen mile*. fr'Uf. y»l Children Home Wanted, a Map Another map, an* please you, sir! For why, we cannot understand. In a)l your great geogratphj There is no map of Fairyland Another map, an* please you, sir! And, afterward, describe in full How Fairyland Is famed for pearls And fleeces made from golden woo? And prancing, gold-shod, milk-white steeds. With bridles set with jewel eyes Tell how the fairy rivers' run. And where, the fairy mountains rise And of the fairy-folk, their way* And customs, if it please you, sir Then of the journey there, how long For any speedy traveller. Another map. an' -please you. sir! And would you kindly not delay: Sister and I wouiil dearly like To learn our lesson there today! —Mary E. Wllkins, in the Christian Register. SILVER LAKE A Uncle Jaok has been away on an angling trip we have been eating what he caught for two dinners an4 one luncheon, and Mlnkle has betin talking so much about his experi ences that Arabella is just wild to try tier luck at fishing. "But of course you'd have to sup ply the bait and stick it on." she said to «ne. "I never could do that." 'Oh but 'I'd Just hate to," demur red I "can't you go fishing with a net?" "Why to be sure she can," laugh ed Uncle Jack "I'll take you two kiddies wihere .you can catch lots of nice creatures with a net. Let's see I've a day off tomorrow. Let's get an early start, and go gold fishing In Silver Lake. What say?" anT"up"a''^ny "creek"there""anl"into Just the lily pads yonder while wherever *s and whenever, he stepped and rested away for good-dear little turtles tion on our Humane Club buttons- from out of our hands. After awhile Minkie rowed forced itself upon me. particularly nke my old black skirt. Oh, if you knew how I hated that' all the office girls looked so fresh and pretty In their, trim business suits. I Imagined all tha first' morning that they were iittying me and felt them looking at imy shabbhiess, and during noon hour I waB so miserable. But when I went back the next morn ing I noticed that one of the girls had cn nearly .as old clothes as 1 did. and Bhe was so nice to me 1 fancied she was glad 1 had come be cause of our mutual poverty. Not until after I earned enough money to buy some suitable, nice olothes did 1 realize that the "poor girl" as thought her, had drifted back into the prettiest, most tasteful clolihei worn by any of the girls. She had only iborpe me company at a most trying fime, £nd she knew, because her fellow workers all ad mired J»er. that the little object les son wou'd keep them from hurling my feelings. The day has come now when new clothes are usual, when I may even achieve an appearance that is known -as 'stylish." But In my office when tf^gtrl comes In shabby, painfully sen •sjtive7 as I was, I "bear her company until the better times shall come.— ellneator. STORM. CAUGHT I.N /The following is an account of a sailing experience 1 had one after noon last summer. My father owns a large sloop, equlpp-zd with a pow .artful engine, and one Saturday after noon last year he, a friend and 1 went out fishing. As 1 do not enjo.v fishing, 1 took along my model yacht to sail after I had cleaned the large boat up. We got away about 1 o'clock noon, and after leaving the harbor of this town we decided to fish ngar the southwestern end of Cap'.ain's Island. We reached the island after a fifteen minutes' sail and anchored In among some very large rocks. As soon as we were anchored fath er and his friend began to fish and I to clean the 'boat -up. I had quite a job doing this, as father had drop ped the sails in a hurry and had gotten the ropes all snarled up, but finally I finished and, taking my model yacht in the tender, I put off from the boat. I had a very enjoyai-fe ttaie sailing my 'boat until about 4 -o'clook, when the sky tbegan to grow dark, causing me to return to the sloop. When,I got there, I found that qu'te a collec tion of fish had been caught. In about fifteen minutes the sky was black and father decided to return home. This was very agreeable to his friend, who didn't like the idea of staying out and getting wet, and also to me, who was somewhat afraid. Iii about five long minutes the lines were in and -put away and we all were working at the anchor. We were thus engaged for about forty-five sec onds. when suddenly the wind began to blow and the rain to fall and then the thunderstorm was upon us in earnest. Father .'Caw that we were .nearly on th? rocks and so told me to let go the anchor and run aft and lash the steering wheel as tight as 1 could. While was thus engaged Why, what should we say but father had started the engine and let Goody, goody." And 9 o'clook th6 next morning we were aboard the bis b~6at steaming across the harbor. Ws were as close as we could get to go the large sea anchor, which was the first time he had had occasion to use It since bought the boat three year, ibefore. You can there fore see what a pesition we were in With rocks on every side of us and the shore twenty-five feet astern. U10 front railing with the fresh- breeze most blowing. our hqlr off Arabella was clutching a mosquito bar flsh net andand a tin 'box with holes punched into the cover. It was hanging Into a tin pall (with pleoo— of laoe window curtain tied over it) and a small crab net Our uncle carried the box of lunch and a small basket of fruit anJ "tSie voyage was too lovely for any th'ng," Arabella declared. In Staten Island we took -a Silver Lake car and As soon as this was accomplished we all retired to the cabin, and for six hours, wh'ch we shall never for get, we let the storm roar without us. AL 10 o'clook the storm had abat ed enough to allow us to stop our engine, which- had been working steadily throughout the storm, and to gq' out on deck. We saw frocn our -pesition, five or six different fires in trolleyed "along through the utt'o different directions, -and we wondered town—always up hill—by real old how the bont had stood the storm, farms. Pretty country houses, by the We soon were under way, and at big "Pour Corner's" Hotel and on and on witb thick green 'woods on both sides of us. At last we got out and after a very short walk reached thj lake there was a tiny hotel right on it and -here MfnHe left our luncheon and wraps and Jiired a boat and In It he rowed us"~all about the lake. Close to the shady, hilly bank here, 10:40 we reached our anchorage in tbg riv: r, after a very severe experi ence.—Robert F. Brundage in the New York Tribune. .s W. DOWNY, CARP.BXTER Is the modest sign on the old pin at 'the northern end of the forest now thi3 lad' cleverest, of builders a' work on a home Tor *hf» he soon to wed. on his oars Arabella and I fished. I I-'sten. That shairp rattle is Dow And we did catch such hosts o'! ny'3 l°ve ea»- hammei'e? things! Gold fish and silver fish and hollow Umb of the dead tree. He is water spidfers and beetles and two assuring his sweetheart that he teeney-weeney frogs, anr -tour lizards thinking or her and hurrying as fast and three-only one of them got 88 th?y *n tucked lizards and frogs and turtles wonders. See how fas. the chips fall and clams into her box she first as when rte had eaten our snack,! out ea.r' Bayf the rrass with his hat over his face, bright hawk or a smart snake to -find "to think things over a bit" mean- ^«.1ln this us even on Lake George or Ijike Hopat cong.—Kate 'Hudson, In the Brooklvn Eagle. SHE BORE ME COMPANY. I °n ,n he. can to finish her nest so that begin housekeeping (about as big as a half dollar), and ®e has only his sharp ea two fresh water clams. Arabella wor* and yet he accomplishes he rounds off the doorway to his lined it with water lily leaves, and snug home! Ah. here comes M.s. my pail was just about filled with Powny^to-be. How she peeis o fishes 1)V the time w* took our lunch- ?ee "hat her new home Is going to eon under a tall anil spreading tree ,,t,e Hke _. 'Fine wn^' sa's- „i,f. You are Uncle Jack begged for half an hour of I Blad you are pleased^ my "undisturbed repose" and lay-down in certainly a genius. 8nuS, while Arabella and I made friends hle you are slt.ing, with the hotel dog and'stroked the scour the country for the ho'vel pussy cat and'We fed the chick- "ur„ser£j "e ens, turkeys— plreons and ducks piciest hugs ifor jour "whti the scraps from our luncheon.j }ucleat a.n* he. .inner'„m They were all just as tame! Arabella '^hat a happy little hrlde j, shall says they must have read ths inscrip- ®°°s' C°J otherl f1" we always wear 'em wherever we go ®he can watch her ga^ -and that's why they took the bread ot he tree,'wh,ere ^am?ners ayray on his tas^-Mar W was the shabbiest girl at the of. flee. It was .no one's fault and no hop at a time—and thus cared for h's one's shame that we were poor—I family untilHhev reached their flying had intelligence enough to know that! knew, too, what sacrifice mother had made to pay for my tui tion at business school. Still the knowledge -fit my shabby clothes l^ton, In the New Y0.4 clear Tribune. around the lake -again and stopped In among the lilies so we -might gather some. Arabf 11a picked a lot cif them for Auntie Sue—wllh'.ut tipping the A DEVOTED FATHER BIRD. For several summers a pair of Bal __ tlmore orioles bad nested in an app'.e boat veTy'muoh and seizing the stems' 'r®e near my study window^ down as low as possible so's they'd I Last summer, when the nest was be gcod and long—and I had just ex- full of young ones, the mother bird actiy 'as, many for mo'hcr and then was killed, and the father bird had a It was time- to go home: So WJ broken wing. When I d.scovered th-3 Btopped in at the hotel where we had tragedy, the father was carrying f^od some Ice cream—Uncle" Jack always to his family. Just knows what we long for—and There was a grape vine growing un we made ourselves a bit neat and der the tree, untrkmmed and lawless, then we traveled back. You'd Just Some wayward branches had caught better believe we -had a good tima hold of the lowest apple boughs, and and Uncle Jack says we couldn't a pole, leaning against the trellis, have, fished harder nor eaten 'more: formed a continuous roadway from lunch, nor grown more sunburned nest to ground. Down this road the poor bird would hop and forage for food. He never went far from the. grape-vine and kept a sharp lookoiu for enemies. After filling his moutli with food, he would commence his tedious journey up the grape-vine, one age and were able to care for them, selves.—Jean Martin, in Bird Lore. A PEf CALF. I thought that possibly you might t0 ,hear a.bout the uttle 'Pet calf 1 had last summer. By the time It was four .weeks o'd it followed me skirt! Mother had cleaned it everywhere 'I went, even-to town. It pressed it, pressed it and cleaned it, but it seemed "-bent" with age, ami cs=d to go into the hous-?, where it would stay until I took a piece of breaI ani ca ned it out again. For seven weeks it was a great psC but after that it grew*too large for me to handle so I had to put it In a pasture, where it had other little calves to play with.—iHuston Gordon, in the New York Tribune^ .: CONUNDRUMS.^ 1 Why Is the wick of a candle like Athens? Ans.—Because It Is in Greece (grease). Why Is ft fire fender like Westmln ster Abbey? Ans.—Because It hold? he ashes of the grate (great). What is that which a coach can noji move wlth6ut, and yet Is of no use? Ans.—Noise.—Washington Star. REVERENCE FOR BOYS, -I feel a profounder reverence for a boy thaii for a iman. I never meet a ragged boy on the street without feeling that I may owe him a saTute, for I know not what possibilities ma? be 'buttoned up under bis .coat, said President GarfieliUit ""•j--.* •... MR. ROCKEFELLER'S GIFTS Within recent months we have noted that more and more frequently diaries have been mtroduueed into divorce trials kept by one or both parties to the suit. Sometimes these diaries were begun long" previous to any open disagreement between man and wife/ when one or the other may have ben unconscious of any infelicity between them. In such a case the un suspecting one, all unguarded In his or her innocence, has been dally re cording In the accusing book, everyact that would be prejudiced in the eyes of court or jury set down in black and white and in cold blood. There is no distinction in law between divorce sought in a hot temper and divorce with malice aforethought. We sincerely trust that the "holy bonds of matrimony" will not become generally vitiated by the practice of keeping a diary dating from the wed ding day, and that briae and groom HOAD TO DISSOLUTION. will not feel that reasonable precau tions should be taken against emer gencies. A diary in the possession of either one of the "happy wedded pair" may be regarded with suspicion and may Introduce the first, serpent into their Eden. It is carrying concealed weapons into the connubial state, and diary toting of this sort Is as repre hensible as gun toting. The distrust of humanity that Is often so marked In the ordinary rela tions between man and woman ap pears to have extended itself to the relationsv between man and woman. It Is not only when poverty comes in at the door that love files out at the window when doubt comes In at the window, love slips out of the door. Modern marriages with their "mental reservations" and their diaries may give the grieving contenders against "the divorce evil," another phase of the question to ponder over.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat TONGS OP CHINATOWN. Eleven Secret OrsanUatlona Com posed oC Criminal Oriental*. The tongs of San Francisco's Chi natdwn are made up of "highbinders," or bad men, says the Bohemian, and their names are as follows: Ping Kong, Suey Sing, Hop. Sing, Bo On, Bo Leopg, Suey On, Quong Tuck, Hip Ying, Hip Sing Suey Ylng and Jok Lin. If these eleven tongs have any quar ters In the new Chinatown it is not known where they are.- They are. se cret bodies and move In darkness, 'i'ne Six Companies five months ago ap pealed to the Chinese consul general to stop a war between several of the tongs. The best he could' do was to get them to declare a truce, which lasted until the Chinese New Year. But as these lines are being written the New Year festivals have ended and the tong war has again begun. It must not be inferred, however, that the tongs typify the mass of the Chinese, who are generally peaceable. The tongs seem to be bands of crimi nals working something like the "black hand" among the Italian popu lation of New York. To show how they work, the. Hop Sing Tong has of fered a reward of $1,000 for the death of any officer of the Suey Sing Tong. These rewards are not printed In the American or Chinese newspapers, but are placed on the walls of Chinatown. There is no special animosity against the particular individual. Small Parmer In Alaska. There are fully 30,000 square miles of Alaska Bulted for grazing or agri culture—an area equal to three-quar- tors of the State of Ohio, a writer in :m $SMOO.OOOV^I Amount He Haa Given to One Institution Equals Cost of live Battle Ships. OHN. D. ROCKEFELLER celebrated his seventieth birthday by ^giving. $1.0,000,000 to the General Education Board, making the total of his gifts to that philanthropy the stupendous sum of $53,000,000 and bringing the grand total of his known ben efactions to the aggregate of $120,000,000. Add his unknown gifts to Innumerable institutions, objects and Individuals, and the final figures are probably in excess of $135,000,000—a sum of money so huge that its magnltuda Is difficult to estimate. Take alone the gift of $10,000,000 officially announced by Frederick T. Gates, chairman of the General Education Board. Some Idea of what $10, 000,000 amounts to can be had in this way: A comfortable home, capable of adequately housing a family of average circumstances, can be bought in Brooklyn for $5,000. Mr. Rockefeller's gift would buy 2,000 such homes for 2,000 families. His total gifts of $53,000,000 to the General Education Board would buy 10,000 such homes. The total of all of his gifts. $135,000,000, would buy 27,000 such homes. Five persons is the average of a family. Twenty-seven thousand such homes would mean a city of 135,000 persons. There are many pretentious cities In the United States where all of the homes of Its citizens do not represent an outlay of half the money given away by Mr. Rockefeller. Report has given Mr. Rockefeller $400,000,000, but men with some of estimating his wealth say that Is an exaggeration. If his fortune be $300, 000,000, his Income at 5 per cent would be $15,000,000. If $400 000 000 It would be $20,000,000. This $53,000,000 he has given the General Education Board Is for a single purpose-to multiply and widen educational facilities for American boys and girls, irrespective of creed or anything else Col leges all over the country, particularly In those sections where the need is greatest, are the beneficiaries of the fund. They receive $5,000 110 000 $50,000, $100,000 or $200,000, or whatever sum the trustees of the'fund b» lleve they are entitled to.—New York World. MATRIMONIAL DIARY. the American-Review of Reviews says. Make this accessible and develop local markets and the farmer will come—if not from the States, then from north ern Europe, a region which has al ready furnished many good citizens to Alaska. Finland supports 3,000,000 people and exports agricultural prod ucts. Yet the Finnish colonist will find in Alaska a better climate and soil than in his native land. Be It re membered. however, that Alaska is far from an ideal farming region, fhe growing season is short and the win ters long and severe. It will probably never furnish agricultural products ex cept for local consumption, but th&t such a market will prove a lucrative one Is shown by the success of the mhny small farms and gardens al ready under cultivation. NOTHING GOES TO WASTE. By-Prod act* of Petroleum Are Sources of Prollt. Paraffin wax, so long an unconsid ered by-product of the Eastern petro leum, grows in importance each year. The big oil company manufactures more than 300,000,000 candles of 70C sizes and. kinds yearly. Yallow and wax (beeswax) candles have disap peared and *12,000,000 pounds of para ffin wax Is sold yearly to candlemak era. It Is used for making waterprooi paper for wrapping, for~ preserving stone surfaces from weathering and crumbling, for making colored cray ons, for blanching linens and cotton cloth, for chewing gum, for sealing canned fruits and as a substitute foi beeswax, for Bealing wax and as insu lation for wires. New uses are discovered every day. The last available figures for the Unit ed States' production of paraffin wax are those of the United States census for 1905. In that year, the total out put was 258,072,100 pounds. Petrolatum, a product not general ly known under that title, is disposed of to the extent of 12,000,000 pounds a year. It serves as the basis for vas ellne, ointments, shoe polish and so on. Asphaltum, the basis of heaviei oils, is another most important thing in roadmaklng. Coke, the final resid uum of the distillation of petroleum, has proved valuable.. It sells for $7 a ton, and is used for fuel as well as for making the carbon points of arc lamps.—Cleveland Leader. ALL CAN SMOKE ON MISSOURI. State Produces 24,071,400 Col pipes la 1008. The statistics concerning Missouri's production of corncob pipes—styled the "Missouri Meerschaum," supply a good pipe Btory, though it is not a "pipe dream." According to the fig ures compiled by the Missouri State Bureau of Labor and Sta sitc!s for Its annual report there were made In Mis sourl 24,671,456 cobpipes in 1908. sev en factories being engaged in their production. Of this total number 23, 268,096 were -njade in Franklin county alone. In addition there were turned out the same ygar 415,314 wooden pipes, 1,729,350 extra stems and 149, 238 pipe cleaners. The value of the total product was $431,810, of which Franklin county county produced $401,643. The value of the raw material consumed was $233,688, the capital invested In the seven factories was* $124,547, and the wages paid exceeded that sum slight ly, being $128,295. In the manufac ture of these pipes there were em ployed 303 males and 6r females. Missouri made enough of these pipes last year to supply one to each man. woman and child in the State and still have more than 20.000,001 left. Each head of a family in tb. United States could have been sup plied with a Missouri made pipe, tht product of a single year, and have left about 9,000,000 for export to foreign countries.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Suited to the Plaee. "Well, this is certainly crazy man agement!" cried the chairman of thf committee Investigating tbe State in stitutlon. "But you must remember." pleaded the superintendent, "that thi3 is ar Insane asylum."—Baltimore American Tact and Talent. .— Talent feels its weight, tact finds It way talent commands,"tact is obeyed talent Is honored with approbatioi. and tact is blessed by preferinent. London Atlas. In order to do a thing once som people have^ivt'o it twice. He—What did'you discuss at your lebating club this afternoon? She—• Nothing. We Just talked. Magistrate—Are you a friend of the prisoner? Buxom Witness—No, I'm" his mother-in-law.—New York World. "Say something to the little boy," -v said Bobbie's mother. "Say, kid," said BobBTe, obediently, "kin you fight yet?" "I hear you spent your vacation with friends." "We were friends dur ing the first week."—Louisville Cour ier-Journal. "Are you going to take the late train to Chicago?" "No, the engineer of the train Is going to do that."— Baltimore American. Customer—Give me a bottle of Dop em's Stomach Bitters. Druggist—We haven't any in stock, madam, but there's something just as had. "There are two sides to every ques tion," said the broad minded man. "Yes," answered Senator Sorghum "a winning side and a losing side." "Why did you leave your last place?" asked the boss. "I got six months off for good behavior," an swered the job seeker.—Chicago Dally News. Prospective Best Man—Got the mar riage license yet? Prospective Bride groom—No I'm not going to get that until the last thing. She may go back on me. Bess—So you're engaged? Well, well! As for me, I wouldn't marry the best man on earth. Jess—You couldn't—I've got him.—Cleveland Leader. Scott—I remember reading of a very rich man who said he'd sooner be poor. Mott—Yes, and probably you re member reading somewhere that all ipen are liars. "I can't understand why Brown should have tailed." "Nor can I. I always thought he was doing finely. He often came to me for advice."—De troit Free Press." "Did you have a good time at the Suhday school picnic, Bobby?" "I should say so," answered Bobby, en thusiastically. "There was three fights."—Buffalo Express. "Why, Ethel, what's the matter?" asked her mother, as the little one almoBt choked at the dinner table. "I got a piece of bread head first down my cough pipe," explained Ethel. "I never have no luck." "Neither do I," responded the other citizen. "Therefore I keep out of enterprises -. requiring large gobs of luck to be a success."—Louisville Courier-Journal. "We," remarked the young married woman, "try to see how tew quarrels we can have In a year." "We," said the old married woman, "try to see how few cooks."—Louisville Courier Journal. Judge—How did the trouble begin? Witness—:It began, yo' honah, when de chairman of de entertainment com mittee swatted de secretary over de haid wlf de lovin' cup.—Boston Tran script. SlUlcus—We should all strive to bear each other's burdens. Cynicus— Yes, most of us seem to think we could bear each other's burdens more easily than we could ourr own.—Phil adelphia Record. Bessie—Oh, Mabel! I am In an awful dilemma! I've quarreled with Harry and he wants me .to send his ring'back. Mabel—That's too bad. Bessie—But that lBn't forgotten which IB his ring.—Kansas City Journal. "What was the date ot the Union ot the Crowns?" asked the school In spector and the answer was "1603." "Right And why was ^*mm thiB .^l the point. I've date an Important one for you to remember?" "Because you were sure to ask for it," returned the lt£tle victim of cramming. De Quiz—Did he have any luck fish ing? De Whiz—Well, he says he caught a number ot flsh, many of which would weigh three pounds. De Quiz—Yes, I guess It, would take a great many of the flsh he cought to weigh three pounds.—Chicago Daily News. Little Bobbjj—Papa, did you ever see a cyclone carrying houses around up in the air, and cows and horses and wagons upside down? Papa—No, my son. Little Bobby—Did you ever see a sea serpent? Papa—No, my son. Little Bobby—I should think it 'ud be tiresome to live so long and never r-i anything. "You ran Into this man at thirty miles an hour and knocked him forty-*, feet," said, the court. "That, or a little better, I suppose," answered the chauffeur. "Why didn't you slow down?" "Mere precaution, your honor. Once--I shut off speed and hit a man so gently that he was able to climb Into the machine and give me a lick ing." "Your husband'U be all right now," said the doctor, rubbing his hands with evident self-satisfaction. "What yer mean?" demanded the weeping wife. "You told me be wouldn't live a fortnight." "Well, I'm going to .cure him after all," said the doctor "surely you're glad to hear such unexpected news?" The woman wrinkled her brows. /'Puts me in a bit ot an 'ole," she said. "I've bin and sold all his clothes for his funeral!" iV:i'.w His Last Word! Man—I'm getting to have my life insured. Woman—Don't It costs too mnch. Man—But what would you do if I'd die? Woman—Marry again. I-an—You couldn't it I didn't have a good big Insurance policy.—Clever land Leader. v." A Long Shot, "Didn't I say you couldn't play ball until after 2 o'clock? Tell me!" "Why-er—Marm—yes'm! But-er— didn't pop read you last night how down In Washington all the govern ment clocks are goin' to be set two hours ahead durtn' the summer?" Puck. The Explosion. "Mah goodness," yelled Aunty Chloe. 'Dat 'sploslon neably scalrt me to ief." "An' mah goodness," piped up Uncle Rastus, "It done neahly scalrt me to leafneBS."—St. Louis Star.. Occasionally a deaf person expresses sound opinion.