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The wind, when first he rose and want •broad Through tha wast* region, felt himself at fault. Wanting a Voice, and suddenly to earth Deaoanded with a wafture and a swoop, Where, wandering volatile, from kind to kind, Be wooed the aeveral treea to give him on*. First he besought the aah the voice •he lent Fitfully, with a free and laahlng change, Flung here and there lta aad uncer tainties The aspen next a fluttered frivolous twitter Was her sole tribute from the willow same. Bo long as dainty summer dressed her out, whispering sweetness but her win ter note Was hissing, dry and reedy lastly the pin* Did h.* sollolt and from her he drew A voloe so constant, soft and lowly deep, That there he rested, welcoming In her A mild memorial of the ocean cave. Where he was born. —Henry Taylor. CINDERELLA "I can't afford to send you to collet*. Muriel," said Mr. Ponsonby, address ing his youngest daughter. "Very well, father," Muriel replied. She had always felt certain that when she was old enough she would not share the lot of her three slaters, Her reason for so feeling remained In the tact that she usually had to take what her brilliant sisters left- She was always kept In the background. Gwendoline, Marguerite and Dellcla set great store by their literary even ings. Sometimes Muriel would creep In unobserved and listen eagerly to the conversation. One night the Ponsonby girls had se cured a star In Richard Vlvyan, R. A., the most popular and successful artist of the period. Dick Vlvyan took mat ters very easily success had not spoiled him In the least Dick was growing bored, and then he suddenly saw Muriel seated in a corner gazing steadfastly at him. Their gazes met a wave of color spread over Muriel's face, and' she Instantly became en grossed In a magazine that was lying in her lap. "Awfully well reproduced, isn't it?" said a voloe suddenly. Muriel started, and glanced up to see Dick Vlvyan's smiling face. "They get them up sometimes to look better than the originals," Vlvyan went on In oheery tones. Then Muriel realized that the maga zine on her lap Was open and showing two full-page reproductions of well known pictures. "I Bhould not like to be the artist whose works would gain In such a manner," Bald Muriel seriously. "How Is it I have never met you be fore?" asked the artist. "I often have met your father and sisters." "Oh, you see—er—I stay at—that Is, I look after the house!" replied Muriel nervously. "Of course, lust like a man to for' get that. Isn't it?" Vlvyan remarked. To himself he said, "Cinderella." Then he caJmly sat down beside her and be gan to chat In the most natural man ner. Muriel was dreadfully shy at first, but Vlvyan so Interested her that she forgot her nervousness and prat tled away gaily. Gwendoline made her way to Mur iel's side and touched her on the shoul der. The girl started up, and when she saw her sister she Bushed guilt ily. "Pardon me Interrupting you, won't you?" Gwendoline said to Vlvyan, smil ing graciously. "But my little sister iff required upstairs. Aren't you, Muriel dear?" The look which accompanied the en dearing term suggested volumes to Vlvyan. who saw through the little by play. "Good-night, Mr. Vlvyan!" Muriel said tremulously, timidly holding out a slender hand. "Good-night, Miss Ponsonby! I'm awfully glad to have met you." He watched Gwendoline shepherd Muriel out of the room, an expression halt whimsical, half annoyed on his face. "Poor little girl!" he thought. "Reg ular case of Cinderella." On the following morning a note ar rived from the young artist It ran as follows: "Dear Mr. Ponsonby—I want to ask a great favor of one of your daugh ters. I am at my wits' end for a suit able model tor my new picture, and-1 should be awfully .glad If you could help me out I will call on you at about 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. Tours sincerely, "RICHARD VIVYAN." "Oh, father, how fine!" cried Dellcla. "I wonder which of us he'll ask?" "He means me, I think," remarked Gwendoline. "He was consulting me about the picture last night." Delloia and Marguerite hurled freez ing glances at their sister, sniffed and applied themselves viciously to deviled kidneys. "We've had kidneys two mornings running," said Mr. Ponsonby irritably. He rang an electric bell. Muriel came in presently, a pink overall over her morning dress, traces of flour on her shapely hands. "Why on earth can't you be original, Muriel?" Mr. Ponsonby asked. "Kid neys two mornings running is Intoler able." Before Muriel could reply a clock on the mantelpiece chimed the tjiree quar ters. "Good gracious," cried Deliola, "it's nearly 11! Mr. Vlvyan will be here soon." Immediately the three older girls hastened from the room to adorn them selves for the occasion. Muriel's face crimsoned at the sound of Vlvyan's name, and her replies to her father's questions were somewhat disjointed. "Mr. Vlvyan, sir," announced a serv ant "Show him in here." "Excuse this, Vlvyan," Mr. Ponsonby said, Indicating the breakfast table. We'r* a bjt lata this morning. Don't mind If I go on, do you? Will you. loin me?" "No, thanks It'll spoil my lunch," said Vlvyan dryly. "How are you this morning, Miss Ponsonby?" He shook hands with Muriel Just as the three elder sisters swept Into the room, having dressed in under ten minutes, and feeling secretly annoyed at the rush. Vlvyan shook hands with them, com paring unfavorably their elaborate tel- WELL, abyway. its flURW*! Oh, yes! I'm sure one of my daugh ters will be only too charmed to sit for you, Vlvyan. Take your choice, my bo£" He indicated Gwendoline, Dellcla and Marguerite, who stood in a row and beamed on the artist Vlvyan looked somewhat surprised. "I think there Is.a misunderstand ing," he said. "Didn't I mention Miss Muriel's name in my letter?" "Muriel!" came a chorus of three trebles and a bass. Muriel's face was crimson her three sisters stared at her in an angry amazement Mr. Ponsonby forgot to eat, he was so astonished. 'Well, well," he muttered. 'Will Miss Muriel be so kind?" Vlv yan asked. 'Certainly, my boy. Won't you, Mu riel?" exclaimed Mr. Ponsonby. "If I'll do," said Muriel shyly. "Thanks ever so much," remarked Vivyan, with a sigh of relief. "Will OOULD BOOK DO WITHOUT HIS MODEL. an hour a day, as often as you can, be too much, Miss Muriel?" "Oh, no." "I should like to start to-day," went on Vlvyan eagerly. Three o'clock saw Muriel seated in an easy chair in Vlvyan's studio. That solitary hour each day speedily became a time that she yearned tor. Never had Bhe been so happy as she was during those sixty minutes. How slowly the hands of the clock seemed to go round whilst she waited for the time to start and how swiftly that one hour sped by! Vlvyan, too, began to feel that there was another joy in that hour beside the joy of his painting. A strange thrill ran through him each time he put his hands on Muriel to arrange her posture Every time he glanced at her from his canvas his heart beat more rapidly It seemed to him that he had never painted a picture at Buch terrific speed, and the fact that he could soon do 'without his model was looming up large. He invented all sorts of excuses to delay the ploture, though never once during thoBe precious hours did he be have except as the artist The lover's part he sternly repressed, though he hungered to give play to it "You've finished now, Miss Muriel," he said, one day, laying down his pal ette with a sigh. "Then you don't want me to pose for you again?" the girl asked, gazing up at him quickly and then drooping her eyes. "No. Are you sorry? Do you like posing?" Vlvyan asked eageriy. "I have enjoyed it very much," re plied Muriel simply. "It has been such change to She paused uncer tainly. "I shall be sorry to lose my model," said Vlvyan, watohlng the girl's face and wishing she would look up so that he could see her eyes and read the ex pression In them. "I am glad you have found me use ful," Muriel said. "Oh, I've found -so much more than that!" cried Vlvyan, unable to check his deBlres any longer. "I've found new life, new hope, new everything In you, Muriel. I love you, dear." He took her hand uncertainly Bhe did not withdraw It from his grasp. "Do you care for me, Muriel he whispered eagerly. "Yes," she said softly, lifting her head and gazing straight into his ey*s, a strange mixture of solemnity and passion in her own. "My darling!" He took her In his arms.—Pearson's Weekly. If Luther Burbank Is so smart, why doesn't he grow watermelons that have handles on them to carry them byf mi W ti NO HATTER WHO DISCOVERED IT, THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT WHO OWNS IT. —Chicago Examiner. lets with Muriel's pink overall and simple gown. I hope you don't think me presump tuous?" Vlvyan said, adding, "you got my note, I suppose, Mr. Ponsonby?" TAXATION III MEXICO. Stamp Taxea oa Nearly Everything —Railroads and Lotteries. The commonest form of Interior tax ation (in Mexico) Is that of the stamp tax. This Imposes no really severe burden on those whom It affects. The mining interests protest vigorously against It, claiming that the $2,000, 000 whloh they pay each year to the government is excessive and unjust There are cases, It is true, where the government has exacted from mine owners a very large part of their prof its, but in a general way the laws are looked upon as equitable and in the In terests of the foreign capital by which mines must be developed. All sorts of leg&l documents, contracts, leases, and even the receipt which the land lbrd gives to his tenant, carry a stamp tax. Bank notes are taxed, marriage settlements pay a tax of 1 pesos for every $1,000 on donations, except for charitable purposes. Inheritances are taxed 1 pesos per $1,000 for transfers to direct descendants 2 per cent to those from second to eighth remove, and 3 per cent to strangers. The rail roads pay 2 per cent on all gross re ceipts within the republic, while there Is a government revenue from every passenger who rides on the tramways in the cities or Is Jolted oyer the rough roads of the Interior In a stagecoach. Lotteries have to give up 6 per cent on the value, of their prizes. The an nual revenue of $465,000 which the government received from the national lottery Is one of the most pitiable forms of levy on a credulous and mor ally unstable people.. Pulque, the lot tery, and the bullfight are the curse of Mexico. They keep the natives poor. The effect of one is about as bad as that of the others. In the State of Aguascallentes, says a correBpondment, I. came upon an agent of the lottery who made this statement "In two years the average monthly receipts from the lottery tick ets I sold were $200. In those two years the total amount of prizes I dis tributed represented a gross value of $100. Mexico makes her poBtofllce and her telegraph lines pay. -The yield of rev enue from so-called "public services' and from investments In railroad and other corporations Is nearly 10 per cent of the total national income of $48,680,600. MEN WHO KNEW WHEN TO QUIT, Financial Giants Who Did Not Play the Game Till It Killed Them. A comment not infrequently heard In Wall street runs thus: "John D. Rockefeller was the XiAW wlseBt SCHOOL of them all. He knew when to quit." So did Andrew Carnegie. So, more recently, did James Stlllman. H. H. Rogers was trying to throw off his harness when struck down. The New York Journal of Commerce says the two grand old men in the financial world whose health never seems to trouble them are J. P. Mor gan and James J. Hill. Neither is ever reported as suffering from nerv ous breakdown or as being compelled to visit the spas of Europe. These two old friends and associates Jog along quietly but very effectively year after year, doing big things without permitting these big things to undo them. Mr. Morgan does not believe in re tiring altogether from business, as in many cases that have come under his observation retirement has been fol lowed by the tortures of ennui and a speedy end. Mr. Hill a few years ago turned oyer many of his duties to his son, Louis, but he still retains enough offices to keep his mind from becom ing rusty, yet not enough to prevent him from taking an enlightened part In the discussion and solution of large public problems, agricultural, econ omic, political and financial. America's proud boast that she has no leisure class may hereafter be slightly modified, as our greatest men of affairs are beginning to realize that the making of money and the Inces sant fight for power are not the be all and end-all of life. Ancodot* of Sberidan, Sheridan was at Winchester twenty mile* away, when he heard the news. "AM usual," he muttered, angrily. "The last trolley has Just gone and I shall have ..to nag It." Whereupon he sprang upon his horse and got to the rear In time to turn It into the front with a few well chosen words. "i OTtfoptlmUtifl, BARS WOXX*. ^_ ttwpkli Institution Refuse A**IB- •loa to a Poaalble PortM. Following the announcement In Fri day afternoon's News-Sclinlter^ that Mrs. Martha Conser has the hJnor ot being the first one to matriculate in the law department ot the "University of Memphis, It develops that Mrs. Coo Mr must surrender this honor on ao count of the horrid old rules of the Institution, which provide that no women shall be permitted to, enroll In this department, say university of ficials, according to the Memphis News^dmitar. Through a misunderstanding, caused by the fact that there are a number of departments in the university open to both sexes, Mrs. Conser was per mitted to enroll and her matricula tion fee was collected. Now all 'this must be undone and the amount paid Is to be returned to the applicant, the officials say. "It Is not the policy of the univer sity to enoourage the study or prac tice of law by women," said an oO olal of the institution to the New*-. Scimitar. "What chance would nrtri men have with a pretty woman making an argument to a susceptible Jury? Why, there is not one man 1A ten who would have the nerve to decide a case against her." John D. Martin, dean of the law de partment said "The presence ot a woman in a law class, in my opinion, necessarily restricts the progress of the work. For Instance, there are many times when some of the point! of Jurisprudence must be Illustrated by a story and with the fair sex pres ent extreme care would have to \be exercised In selecting the story. I rtK call an Instance wL« the professor of a law class was getting along fine un til a pretty girl student looked up and smiled at him, and then the bump was all off." SHOET METER 8EBK0HS. The Good Seed. The good seed serves the physical stamina, develops the mental power, quickens the conscience and awakens and feeds the sense of spiritual things In men.—Rev. Albert E. Legg, Epis copalian, Providence. Home and Family. A baby carriage Is more honorabl* at the door than an automobile. Life means more to the young man who has a home and a family to work for and to live for.—Rev. T. J. McDonald, Roman Catholic, Utlca, N. Y. Stumblin* Into Heaven. Some people stumble and fall and get up again and stumble and fall and get up again. It is better for them to keep stumbling on and finally stumble into heaven than not to get there at all.—Rev. E. Vaughan, Meth odist Santa Monica, Cal. Beasthood. Without presenting an ascetic Ideal, it is true that a life which finds no more than that which appeals to the creature element in all the range from lust to ambition, Is not more than beasthood.—Rev. P. A. SlmpkAn, Con-, gregationalist. Salt Lake City. Faabloa. To-day fashion reigns and in her train she drags a motley crowd. Fash ion is no mere empty name. It is a living force, far-reaching in its con sequences, spreading from the high-, est to the lowest in the social scale.— Rev. John Deans, Congregationqllst Providence. Right Llvlag. Merely living is not the aim of hi» man life, but living so aB to contribute to the highest well being ot humanity. We are not brought into this world to exhaust our energies on getting enough to eat but for a higher and nobler end.—Rev. J. H. Mallows, Con gregatlonallst, Los Angeles, Cal. HUBDER MOTHER TONGUE. Unlveraltr President Sara Oar Col lege Graduate* Are Illiterate. That the American'people are mur dering their mother tongue and one of the great opportunities for reform at the present time Is to teach them to reverence and prize the English language, and also to speak and write It decently, was the opinion expressed by President Faunce, of Brown Uni versity, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He did not spare-the American colleges in his general arraignment and declared that they are turning out an alarming proportion of graduates who are act ually Illiterate. "I should like," he said, "to see the colleges of the country join In an ef fort to Induce the American people to write and speak the English tongue decently. The colleges are not doing It now. It Is a fact that the colleges of this country are sending out illit erates. Many of our college seniors cannot write a decent business letter. Large numbers of them cannot express themselves In writing so as to be un derstood. We Americans should link our minds and hearts and hands In an effort to preserve this mother tongue which is our definite intellect ual heritage. We should prize English speech and English literature and paw on this heritage of the past to the chil dren of the future." President Faunce said that he had been surprised and shocked recently when he mentioned-the name ot Prof. Huxley to a group of Brown studenta and no one knew whom he ant.— Chicago Inter Ocean. Sj Alexander at Home* Alexander was looking gloomily out of his palace windows, and sigh ing because there were no mora worlds to conquer. "Don't be an idiot moping around the house this way, Zandy," said Mrs. Alexander, pausing In her work of darning her husband'B tunic. "If you are BO dead set on new worlds to oon quer, why don't you hire a schooner the way Columbus did and go out and discover a few?"—New York Globa- v_. 'Bllggine says he is determined to look on the pleasant phase of every thing." "Yes. But he 1B carrying that deslro too fair. He Is getting so that the fancy penmanship on a mortgage or a promissory note commands hla en thusiastic admiration." Washington Star. It takea a genius to give a grace ful compliment, and It takes another to accept one gracefully. vf Made tn New Yorlc. A New Yorker, dining a Philadel phia friend, wanted to show him all the delicacies of the season. One diah in particular the Phlladelphlan ex claimed over in delight. 'This is made ot snails,'.' Bald hla New York host. "Don't you have •nails in Philadelphia?" "Oh, yes," responded the Phlladel phlan, "but we can't catch the peaky things."—Llpplncott's. Here Is a rllle that will not fall one* in a hundred times Be polit* to a boy, and he'll be polit* to you. People are never stingy with thing* th«y don't want. Children^ THE CURTSEYBIRD. Of the queer and funny animals. Within the Nursery Zoo, The 'curtsevblrd" 's the one I like The best ot all—don't you? The curtseybird Is such a dear! A dainty little charmer! Why, everybody loves her so That no one wants to harm her! She flits about from tree to tree (What would,we do without hor?) And yet, there's nothing wonderful Or very strange about her. She Is not very big or smart, And never grand nor haughty" She is not "always very wise. And sometimes she is naughty It's Just her pleasant little way. And what she's always saying, As, in and out. she flies about At work or gaily playing.:- Sometimes she whispers, "If you please," In case she asks a favor A "Bltte"'or a "S'll vous plait", (Which has a foreign flavor)^|^," Or else, perhaps, a "Thank you, Sir." When some one has been clever A 'tMerci!"-or a "Danke sehr!" (They're Just as nice as ever!) Add when she's careless in the house Or naughty in the garden, She flnds the vey thing to 6av— 'Excuse -me/ please." or- "Pardon." Oh, such a lot of pleasant words! The very skies .above her, And all the creatures in the Zoo, Why, every one must love her! And just because her heart is warm And ail her thoughts are kindly And as she chirps upon her way She does not flutter blindly Her eyes are open, big and wide, Not gazing at a Bteeple, Or looking at her little self, But right at other people! Charles I. Junkin, in St. Nicholas. JIM'S TELEPHONE MESSAGE. "Why, you're a smart little fellow to (bring such a big basket. It's -big ger than you." Jim looked up with a smile as Mrs. Price's kitchen maid helped him to take the basket of clean clothes off his cart. ",'Taln't a bit too big tor nte," he said proudly. "There wasn't any one else to bring, it, 'cause my broth er's hurt and couldn't." They carried the basket into the back hall,, and, while Jim waited tor Mrs. Price to be ready to pay him, he saw a wonderful thing. it hung on the .iwail In a rather dark corner. -Mrs. Price stood before 'ft, talking. Without trying to listen, Jim could hear what she said. This was it:— "Hello. Is this number 204?. This is 'Mrs. Price—J want a bushel of potatoes—and ten pounds of sugar— and a -pound of tea—and two bunches of celery—and three packages of oat meal—and a bottle of vanilla." She inade a little pause between each order. Jim was amazed. The town they lived In :was Email, there were only a few telephones In it lately put In. He had never heard of them before. -Price," he asked, "do all them things come when you tell 'em?" "Yea, Jimmy,'- she said, laughing. "Sometimes they keep me waiting a. little, but they come sooner or later." Jim asked his mother about It. "She talks to thing that sticks out of the wall," he said. "She asks'for all sorts o'- good things, and she says they come.' "You must 'a' been mistaken, Jim my,".she said, for she had lived in the country until lately, and, like Jim, had never heard of a telephone. "Likely Mrs. Price -was writing out a list or something, and jrou didn't see straight." But Jim couldn't get It out ot his mtnd.^~ Surely Mrs. Price said she got things by talking into that odd thing on the wall. One morning as he and Jane car ried the ibasket of clothes into the hall, no one was (here. And all of a sudden a -bright Idea popped into Jim's mind.. If iMrs. Price could get things that way, why could not he? He drew a chair to it, climbed up, and put his mouth to the queer little thing, just as Mrs. Price airways did. In the half light he had not noticed the thing she held to her ear. •'Hello—this is Jimmy Ray. We want a lot" ot things to our .bouse, real bad—we ain't got anything to eat -but meal and some potatoes. We'd like some bread—and some but ter-on it—and—Tom's Teal sick and I have to bring the clothes and—it you have any shoes, 'cause mine leak real bad—and some milk for Tom—and some kind of stuff to make him' well—please, please—and don't wait very long"— The pleading voice stopped and Jim climbed down, his heart beating with hope. Ot course he could not know that his voice had not reached any one inside the telephone. But some one outside bad heard. At sound of the tremulous voice Mrs. Price had come quietly to a door opening Into the hall and heard the telephone message. She made a visit to Jimmy's home, and saw to it that many comforts found' their way there before the brother was able to work and the mother jeould find plenty ot washing to do. Later she explained the working ot the telephone to Jim. After she left htm, he stood for a moment gazlug at "Well," he said at length, "you're a mighty nice, bandy thing, but I don't know but Mis' l'rlce is about as good as I -want."—Slduey Dayne, in the Christian Register. THE PAINTED BOTTLE. Patty and Betty had been painting pictures all the moruing. The lit tie oblongs of soft water-colors In their paint-box began to show the wear and tear they had been through. So did the tempers of the twins. Perhaps the children bad sat over this work too long, perhaps II was the beat of the day coining on. Whatever the cause, they weie both getting undeniably cross. Big, broad-shouldered Uncle Jim, with sunny glints in bis blue eyes and in his long, curly beard, and with cheeks bearing the marks of travel In foreign countries, came in just In time. Patty and-Betty look ed up at himf and the little frowns In ihelr pretty foreheads smoothed themselves ouj, aB fast as they could. Uncle Jim's quick eyes had seen the scowls, though, before they had had time to go away. "Painting, are you?" he asked with interest. "Well! well!-' and he studied Patty's" rose and Betty's morning-glory -with the eye of an. art student/ "Very good, indeed. How would you like to lie on your backs on a -bed of green boughs, and do your painting holding the bottle and 'brush up above you, with the light coming through a window set in the roof?" "What, Uncle Jim?" asked Patty, Interestedly and "The -bottle!" ex claimed Betty. For It sounded as it a story were coming. "Walt till I go up to my trunk," said Uncle Jim. And they did wait, exchanging happy looks, for so manj pretty and interesting things had come out of Uncle Jim's trunk in that -week since he h-ad been visiting them! When he came down again, he was holding a little bottle not more than three. Inches long, and its neck was so small you could not possibly have thrust even a .very slender lead-pen cil into it. It was painted beauti fully, too, the'twins thought,—on one Bide Chinese lady with flowing robes of pink and blue, and green, carrying gorgeous flowers, and with a long-legged bird nestling against her and on the other side a vase of cherry-blossoms and a whole group of curious pieces of Chinese pottery. Then there were decora tions in black paint all around the edges and the sides of the bottle,— a Chinese lettering that the twin* looked at with wonder. "And what a lot of painting to go on such a little bottle!'' Patty ex claimed, after they had admired the odd pictures for some minutes. "In the ibottle," corrected Uncle Jim. "That was all painted on the InBtde of the bottle, and I saw the artist doing it himself." "Oh! oh!" said the twins together. "There is Just one place In the world where they do this,'- Uncle Jim went on,—"a town in China that I visited for the, express purpose of seeing them work. The artists are in a room that has no Bide windows at all, but is lighted 'by glass over head. They -lie, as I said, on amass of green branches, on their backs, holding these little bottles up against the light The glass has been carefully ground Inside, and they -use very slender, pointed briisheB. You can see iwhat a tiny opening the bottle has. Think of put ting your brush through that and then managing to paint (from the Inside. Yes, the bristles are curved a little, or they could not possibly do it Pretty neat piece of work. Isn't it?" "Oh, yes!" Patty drew a long breath, and Betty drew another. It was all so. true and exact,—not a slip had the brush made. Patty and Betty sighed bit as they turned to their own- attempts at painting, then they both smiled rapturously, for Uncle Jim was telling them that the bottle was for them to keep. They flew to hug him, and the two little faces were wreathed In smiles for the rest of that day.—Bertha Gerneaux Woods, in Zion's Herald. CROW CAUGHT RiMWIAMDED. A mystery that for -years (baffled the tun Illy of Alexander Vanderson and the officials of Rockport, Ky., has been cleared up. As a result aeveral servants against whom the finger of suspicion had pointed have been, com pletely exonerated of (heft and a pet crow Is known to be the guilty party. For several years- Che Vanderson family baid been mtasing articles ot Jewelry and other valuables, -but no tangible clew could 'be obtained to warrant an arrest, and only the dis charge ot a servant was the outcome. One. day, ihoiwever, iMlss Margaret Vanderson, while Bitting in her room, saw the orow fly In the qpen win dow and" light on bhe dresser. Within a few minutes tlhe saw him fly out again with something shining In his bill. This aroused her suspicions and' she notified her father, who ob tained a ladder and climbed" to the nest of the crow In a near-by tree. Tine iieat was found to be a de pository for allot the missing articles of value, there being altogether thir ty-eight different articles which had been taken from the Vanderson home and also the homes of some of the neighbors. Among them iwaa a broody a $20 gefd piece, a $10 bill, three rings and two watches.—Inter Ocean. USB LITTLE ON SBLFT There is so much to -be remedied in 'New York city that if $1,090.K)0 were mine to spend -would use but little of it for myself. There is great need for missionary work In New York city, therefore 1 would devote certain sums to the conversion of the heathen of New York city. I would spend part of my $1,000, 000 in furthering the endeavor to stamp out tuberculosis and in help ing to combat other diseases by con tributing to hospitals and to the fresh air iwork for children. :Much has been done for education sd I- -would spend considerable amounts for the education of Immi grants only. If the remainder of my $1,000,000 could be Increased by others' con tributions, commissions for effecting economic revisions ot such Issues as the tariff and Immigration questions might be formed. There are many other evils to be overcome, but I believe that my $1, 000,000 would be well expanded in this way.—Marion A. $mlth. In the New York Times. "'•/fiV MODEL FARM IN MISSOURI. If I had $1,000,000 to Bpend for my own personal benefit 1 would be no spendthrift. I would spend about ten thousand dollars for an education. For the benefit of the poor, 1 would give one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Next 1 would invest seventy-five thou sand in a model .Missouri farm of about two hundred and forty acres. I -would invest about one hundred thousaud dollars in Western lands. The remainder I would Invest in United States Oovernment bonds.— Cecil Baker, in tne New York Times. CAN'T SHE IT. "1- Dolly—What's the matter? Teddy— dot somethin' In my eye. Dolly— What is it? Teddy—iDon't know enn't see it.—Philadelphia Record. «B»m mor^MMOD Hnuorr khw sra® On a journey by which he alms to show that civilization has not made mankind heartless, Baron Fon Der •ARON FON DER OSTEN-SAKEN baron has met many of the titled per sons of Japan and China. He was ar rested ten times as an impostor while traveling through Russia, but proof that his credentials are genuine brought his release. He was also ar rested in Foraythe, Mont, as a tramp, The traveler Is 23 years old. He can speak seven languages. He was a soldier under Mlcheaeff during the Japanese-Russiap war. He is a gradu ate of'a military school at St. Peters burg. It Is his Intention to write a book of travel after he has completed his trip. A prize of $25,000, wti'ch he says he will give to charity, is to be awarded him it he ends his journey in the allotted time. Bntfllsb as She la Spoke* The tieacher of "conversational French" in a certain Eastern college was a lively mademoiselle "just over." One bright afternoon she stopped two girls very excitedly. She wanted to buy an "eponge pour la bain," but did not know what to ask for. "Jlath sponge. Tell the salesman you want a big bath sponge to take home with you," said the girls fn chorus, and they accompanied her to the village drug store. A young clerk stepped forward. Mademoiselle advanced bravely. "Please," she said, smilingly, "wll) you kindly take me home and give me a big. sponge bath?"—Success Mag azine. Well Named*. "What's that you call your mule?" "I call hlin Corporation," answered the old colored man. "How did you co!i\e to give him such a name?" "F'um studyin' de animal an' readln' do papers. Dat mule gits mo^ .blame an' abuse dan anything else In-de town ship, an' goes ahead havin' his own way Jest de same."—Washington Star. The photographer never takes peo ple for what they are worth, but for what he can get out of theme The Canadian government, by legislation, has obviatedj to a great extent strikes that would interfere with pobllo utilities. Including mines, is described in MeClure's Maga zine by Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus ot Harvard University. The act for the maintenance of -industrial peace in Canada went Into effect March 22, 1907. By the operation of the act 96 per cent of strikes were avoided or ended. These pertained to disputes concern ing mines, railroads, street railways, longshoremen, team-' 8terB and sailors. Fifty-five applications have arisen under the act and have resulted In the creation of forty-nine Boards. Dr. PRESIDENT ELIOT. Eliot shows that, on the fifty-five applications, strikes were avoided or ended in twenty-five coal mines, four metalliferous mines, fifteen railroads, three street railways, two bodies of longshoremen,' one body of teamsters, one body of sailors and In two industries that were not public utilities.- In only two cases were strikes not averted or ended. The six cases in which boards were not created were settled promptly through the Influence of the act. Some of these disputes Involved large numbers ot workmen, notably two cases of the Dominion Coal Company, with 3,000 men affected in bne case and 7,000 men in another and several railroad cases tn some of which 7,000 to 8,000 men were directly affected. That Canadian worklngmen have acquired confidence In the operation of the act Dr. Eliot concludes from the fact that they have been the applicants for the creation of boards in forty six cases. Not the least beneficial result of the act, Dr. Eliot considers, is that "although perfect liberty to strike or lock out ultimately Is reserved under the Canadian* act, several weeks must elapse from the time the dispute be gan before work can be'stopped." ThuB, "there is time for passion to cool, and for the costs of war to be counted by both parties. The Interests of the public may also get some sort of effective expression during this inter val and when the report of the board Is thoroughly published, tn accord ance with the provisions of the act, public opinion, being well Informed usually expresses Itself with clearness and force." BARON MAKING HIS WAT AROUND WORLD TO TEST HEARTS OF KEN. Os- ten-Saken, St. Petersburg. Russia, who Bays he is a nephew of the Russian minister of war, is making his way around the world. He started penni less. Sitting in a cafe In St. Peters burg be argued with another Russian named Poltovsef, a merchant, regard ing the effects of civilization on hos pitable Instincts. The result of the debate was that 'the baron started from St. Petersburg without a cent to make his way around the world, test ing the kindness of persons he met by applying for employment The time limit given him is seven years. He 1B to travel by any means availa ble, but is not to receive alms. He must perform some service for every thing he receives. Since starting he has been through Russia, Siberia, japan, and China. After crossing the United States and reaching New York he will continue to Mexico, Panama, .Central America, South America and Australia. The ..... .-•VvSii'k .T DOCTOR Eye Salve—A very good salve for granulated eyelids is made a8 follows: Yellow oxide of mercury, one grain rose salve or unsalted butter, one-half ounce. Apply to the eyelidB night and morning. Insomnia.—It a person cannot fall asleep, try a sponge bath made thus: Into eight ounces of alcohol put two of ammonia and two of camphor. Shake thoroughly, and when well mixed add four ounces ot sea salt and enough hot water to fill a quart bot tle. To apply it pour a little of-tha liquid in a shallow" dish and moisten the whole body a little at a time by dipping a small sponge in it Rub It only a very little, then finish with a vigorous rubbing with a coarse craBh towel. Pellagra.—This new disease, prom ises more surprises in. the medical world and more reasons for Investiga tion than Anything that has broken^ loose in a half century. The asylums have long been filled with patients suf fering from this disease and supposed ly Insane. In some cases the disease has been caused by cheap food. Pel lagra has probably existed In the United States for many years, although the fact has not been definitely estab lished. Our physicians as yet know little of It but" they are finding It In plenty in many of the states. It is supposed to arise- from eating moldy corn, which affecU the brain. USEFUL TREES OF FLORIDA. Great Variety Growing la the state —Durable Wood*. Florida has perhaps more useful trees growing within her borders than any other State in the Union—a great er variety. But there Is a general de sire to introduce more, as the soap berry, the tallow tree and the euca lyptus. An addition to the discussion of the latter, a tree which is very valuable because has the unusual quality of growing with great rapidity, yet fur nishing a hard and durable wood, is furnished by a letter to the editor of the Florida Fruit and Produce News by E. E. Thompson qf Avon Park. Mr. Thompson says in part: "Eucalyptus trees were first planted her* about 1804, and were Injured by the great freeze, but sprouted and grew like orange trees. A few eucalyptus trees planted later have made such wonder ful growth as to cause people to look up, take notice and rubberneck to set the lofty tops. The growth in ten years is Bix feet around the body. "The seasoned wood 1B hard as hick ory and posts show no decay In the ground. The limbs, twigs, leaves and seed cases make the very best fuel, Our people are convinced of the great value of eucalyptus and are planting them up and down the avenues and In the cemetery and will soon plant then) In fprest form." In California' some'species of euca lyptus show greatest development In low places where rain water stands and in swamps, river bottoms, etc,, though they will endure drought, no cording to a bulletin of the University of California. The durability of the wood, according to other authorities. Is due to an oil with which it is im pregnated and which is extracted for commercial purposes.—Florida Times Union. A Cnthcllo Comment, Unemployment Is the ghost that haunts England just now, And It brings hunger as the chief In its train of miseries. On the occasion ot the opening of/ Parliament, as the procession—headed by the King In his royal robes, and the Queen In a black gown embroidered with gold and silver, a robe of ruby velvet bordered with gold and lined with miniver, a Honiton veil fastened to her hair by a diamond ornament, and the famous Culllnan diamond blaz ing on her breast—as the procession filed out Into the street, a certain workman, mounted on the shoulders ot another, caught a glampse of the King's round, smiling face. *"E do look well fed, 'e do," said the man. He spoke without rancor. He wa* not trying to be humorous. But he spoke from the depths of a complete understanding, and those who over beard him were suddenly alive to the exigency of the problem of the unem ployed. Here Is an expression that should be called in: "He has made mistakes, but who has not?." -.,?