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How the Debt Was Collected.
In the home of a certain influential
family they arose one morning to find
that no breakfast had been 'prepared,
even the kitchen fire bad not been
lighted. Upon investigation the cook
was discovered peacefully reclining, in
"Are yon lit?* inquired the mistress.
"Not at all. I feel quite well," was
the surprising response, but still no
persuasion would induce her to arise.
After a time the doctor was sent for.
He puttoher his usual questions, but
the girl insisted that she felt perfectly
"If, as you say, you are not .111," said
the man of pills and potions, 'then tell
me* in confidence why you 'won't get
up and-go to work." ."•
"WeH," said the girl resolutely,
"these people owe me $25. and I wont
stir until they pay it^S
"Dp yon think you'll get it quicker
by staying in bedT^makedtlje doctor.
"I most certainly do," she ^replied,
with agleam of the a§e that expressed
determination to fight ft out on thai
line if it took aU
vrer and stay there. That*s the only
fjway you'll get TJiey ow^yfnr^.'
—NationalMagazine. -K^i-:.:-'r$\ ••'.
The custom of saying "God bless
you" after sneezing must be at least
as old as the fifteenth century, as a
reference to it appears in the first edi
tion of Caxton's "Golden Legend."
After describing a certain malady
which broke out among the early
Christians, the result apparently of
their Intemperate habits, Caxton pro
ceeds, "In this manere somtyme they
deyed, so that when any persone was
herd snesyng anone that were by said
to hym, God helpe yon, or Cryste
^helpe, and yet enduretb the custome."
A curious superstition with regard to
sneezing still lingers in the villages of
Devonshire. It-has found expression
in the following couplet:
en Sunday morning: fasting,:
Totfll enjoy your own true love to ever
In the highlands of Scotland it Istisement
believed that,a newborn child is under
the thrall of the fairies until it
A~ Spool of Thread.
"But for Napdleon," said the spool.
'J Uk» tile Arc de Trletnphe,, would
^mMB^:i^^a^:iht^A:wMtaaa»,i»^ of silk and
Miss Wilson, daughter of the secretary of agriculture, has recently re
turned from Paris. She spent five years there under jean de Reszke,
studying for grand opera, end expects to «o on the stage professional
Marriage In Japan
A Japanese husband is allowed only
one wife, but to marry is sometimes a
much more serious matter than with
-us. Either the husband must be form
ally adopted into the family of thesquaws
wife or the wife into the family of the
husband, the couple being absorbed
Into one family and subject to its
discipline. A a rule, this custom
weighs more heavily on the bride than
on the husband, for she must not only
obey her husband, but every member
of his family of' an older generation
than himself hence a young .woman
often longs for old age, so that she
may wield authority over the younger
generations. To bring about a mar
riage in Japan an intermediary is ap
pointed, whose duty it is to introduce
the parties and to look to every ar
-rangement of the wedding. re
mains through life the guide, philos
opher and friend of the, married cou
ple, who refer all matters, all misun
derstandings, to his counsel. Pear
tpqleo to
rtto theUngllsh
thread trade destroyed the world'*
Stock, which lay at Hamburg. In
crisis the Psesley s-jfinieri turned
*iier _'_!'..
at last made «*to« tnreeA^Cot
.a threidtoti world's chief thread
her mflltary
Th*t Mr. Krauee to ^rfcry uitfrfatfJT*
He aflkad what tiiy dowry fioounted
More Exciting Than the Play.
A countryman on one of his rare vis
its to London, after completing his
business, visited the local theater and
patronized that part of the house
known as 'the gods," obtaining a seat
in the front row.' He had provided
himself with refreshipents before en
tering in the form of a bag of cakes
and a bottle of mineral water.
As the performance progressed he
consumed these, and, becoming ab
sorbed in a thrilling passage, was ab
sently toying with the empty bottle on
the ledge in front of him when he ac
cidentally allowed it to fall over1.
Horror stricken, he instantly looked
down and was just In time to see the
bottle drop heavily On to the bald head
of a man below, who, not noticing,
whence the attack came, jumped to
the conclusion that fats neighbor was
the aggressor. He seized the bottle,
and hit the other man smartly across
the head with it
Our friend above had now seen,
enough and hastily but quickly quitted,
the place, observing-when be reached
the. exit .two. angry, struggling men
,f*e Indian, Experimented.
A missionary in charge of a small
church on the Indian reservation at
Onondaga held evening services for his
people at which subjects upon which
he lectured were not strictly religious.
One evening when the little building
was well filled witb brayes and ^heir
be described the solar system
and told them that the earth revolved
about the sun, and also turned over
once In every twenty-four hours.
Early the next morning the priest
was awakenedby a knock He opened
the door to find a big Indtan wrapped
in a blanket standing on the porch.
"Why, Obagar he excbUnied. *fls
anything the inatterr ...
"Missionary lied," grunted the In
"I lied? What do you mean?"
"Missionary' say world turn over ev/
ery night Injun go home, set up stick,
put apple on stick. If world torn over,
apple fall oft*. This morning apple on
•tick. Missionary lied,' Huhl" And
with this parting grunt he strode
down the path, unheeding the pnest
Lawyers oh Strike..
In 1789 John Scott, earl of don
mell, who was lord chief justice of
Ireland, made some insulting remarks
from the bench to Mr. Hacket, a mem
ber of the bar, who was conducting
an argument before him. A general
meeting of the bar was called, a se-more
vere condemnation of his lordship's
conduct voted with only one .dis
sentient and an unprecedented resolu
tion passed that until his lordship pub
licly apologized no barrister would ei
ther take a brief, appear In the king'*
bench or sign any pleadings for theought
court This strike experiment was
actually made. The judges sat, but
no counsel appeared, no cause was
prepared, the attorneys all vanished,
and their lordships had the court all
to themselves, There was no alterna
tive, and next day' Lord Clonmell pub
ilsbedajvery ample apology by adver
in the newspapers and made
it appear as if written on the erenlmg
of the offense and therefore^ -volm*
tary.«--London Law Times., ,,.
0 Bismarck and' Muele. *:S.
Bismarck's utterances regarding mu
ale are complied In a book by Keudeu,
"Furst und Furstm Btomarck, Bruv
nerungen BUS den Jahren, l&OJgTZ"
KendeO'once saw we man of blood
mi Iron shed tears during a perfornv
aace of Beethoven's Sonata Anpass^
MStt. Hto mvoclte eois^osers were
and 8chobert Tbi'oaly
he d1« not like tbetr works
was the
They Had YVilf|^|§
I was sitting one mo^lnjria a auiet
corner at Monte torlowbin^wo elder
ly uieu sat down beside mei^iqine was
evidently a Scotchman,?*a^the other,
I gathered, was from Yorkfhlre. The
fprmer remarked, '-"I, haVe^Just man
aged it." This, I dlscoy^e^Tmeant a
win of 20 francs. Their dj^U^ routine
was to-appear at the sain* roulette ta
ble at an early hour and rpiay the low
est stake of 5 francs on evejn chances—
that is, on black, or red otfp& the odd
or even numbers. They would lose
and win and win and Jose^%but they
remained calm and self contained and
persevered until they hH|^each 20
francs to the good. I, onsfpred them
aaily. Some morning* tfceyjseooped In
the amount in twenty minutes, and at
other times it was a tough struggle
until luncheon time before^bjey man
aged It. I never saw thehVmll once,
and I learned that1 they had' pursued
the same plan for four ninths. One
thing was clear—nothing eould tempt
them to go beyond the modest stake,
and they had the will toi^tp when
they won the stipulatedi$igtaunt. It
was really one of the best'Illustrations
of will .power I have eveif/^ieen, for
few, indeed, who enter the^jpqrtals of
the casino, are able to reslst^ com
pelling atmosphere of tbe#,tables to
play on if losing and to plunge if win
ning.—Chambers' Journal
Family Jars. «,-'|fe
Schoolmaster (to.his wife^kly dear,
I wish you would speak* morecareful
ly. You say that Henry Jdhes came to
this town from'San*dexlandi'i^
Wife—Yes. -\••$&•
Schoolmaster—Well now^fewouldn't
it be better to say that hee*me from
Sunderland to this town?' vt
Wife—I don't see any difference in
the two expressions.
Schoolmaster—But there Jpia differ
ence, a rhetorical difference. You
don't hear me make use of such awk
ward expression^. By the^pty, I have
a letter from' your father in my pocket.
Wife—But my father is «i(oif in your
•pocket. You mean you haveMn your
pocket a lettervfrom my father.
Schoolmaster —There 'you^go- with
your little quibbles. You Jake a de
light In harassing me. ^b^i are al-dhism'
ways taking up a thread, and repre
senting it as a rope. j|F
Wife—Representing Jt/.tb^be rope,
you mean.
Schoolmaster For
be quiet. Never saw sac]
some woman In my
'Hie Business Ability.
In the AdlrondackS lives a ii a too
•iazy to work, but' evidently great
business ability. One.wtoter^ejien he
was sitting around snioking iito family
came so near starvation that aome" of
his neighbors, who could ill Afford to
help hirn^* took up a collectloti'and
bought for the suffering famUy^-1 bar
rel of flour, a barrel of pork'find a
load of wood. They were noi'comdd
erate enough to cut the •wood^:butv(the
business man knew how to inanajge.
He hired some of the neighbor* who
had not contributed to his donation to
cut the wood and paid them with half
the -pork and half the flour.-rLftjpin
CtfiXu. 7:
Admirably Equipped.
Cardinal Mexzofantl, the.
Italian linguist, who died at
of seventy-live, knew and could
than fifty languages. He eould
entertain his English friendsv with
specimens of the Yorkshire dlaMetand
his French or German visitor| with
the patois, of their' resreotive coun
tries. ''Dear mer' exclalnaediLord
Byron, to whom this was tol^
to have been the
the tower of Babel!"
."" /V Breakfast Months.
A traveler stopped at a
Greenland, where the uightstf)
months long, and as be
asked a question of the clerk.
"What time do you have bi
"From half past March to a
to May.*1—Harper's Weekly
v- :,'"'•'•TP'-^'V.''
vibe: self
*«o not speaktothe heart" Concerev
ing the sonata just referred to he re
ssarked: -Thistolike tlw stagltlg sad
sobbing a wliole human life, If I
A: Bene.
^Wbat sort of an after dmaeyrtea
"One of the kind who stm\W*5
laying they dldtirf expect eaflsd
on and then proceed to
ihiat they can't be called
"Last night we parted f.
"No, but be-U W the
hind a tree acrsss the son
,. Pretty Sl^w^y
Horace L. Moore waSUesL_
nel of the' noted Nineteenth Kansas
cavalry. He could lead mentor a long
er period without rest on a1 single ra
tion of cheerful good humor-than any
other officer. Though not-given to
jokes, he was the reputed'autbor of
as many astonishers as tie^igreat Lin
com. ... .: -.
nt colo-
One time, on th^ niarch, he^ seat^ari
orderly with a message to an tfB#r at
some distance. Before the man was
out of hearing Moore shouted: "Bey,
orderly! Come back here!"
He came galloping back, sitting limp
ly In the saddle. ".*'' •,
Moore dropped his voice and, assum
ing a half confidential manner, Inquir
ed, "Orderly, In'the course of your Uf
have you ever seen a snail •, •:,-••.
'Tes, sir," waath astonished reply.
"You met him, then," replied
"for you'd, never, overtake onelf^
sas City JothmaL
Hel Water. V. .'/-
"Typographical errors," said la"wrH
er,. "are continually cropping up., I
called for a magazine editor the other
day to take him out to luncbeop. A
he was getting gratefully into his. coat
ia man entered.
"'Dp you read your magazine?' the
man asked.' •'".' 'H'lvi
'I do,',replied the editor
"Have you read the new number,
the one that came out yesterday?"
V'ihave.* •••'".'• •••',"
'Have you read my poem, *.*To Ga-.
brlelle,'* on page 117T
*No! Well,, in Jhat poem wrote"
the line, "I love you better than I love
my.life."' C- '..•..-.'.'-V.'
'•"A neat llne^neat and well.turned,'
said the editor soothingly.
'And one *f the professional hunior
ists of your composing room set it up
to cead, "I love you better than I love
my wife.'"'.
."•How-i-ef%-'-' ...
'Than my wife—precisely that" A'd
ray wife knows nothing of composing
room comedy, and she thinks the line
was printed exactly as I wrote it'
China's Four Religions*' .• -.'
China has four state established re
ligions, and in each the emperor exer
cises sacerdotal functions. Twice a
year the emperor as "son of heaven"
worships before the tablet of Shang TJ
or supreme heaven' In accordance with
the ancient Imperial monotheism.
T'wice a year he burns Incense before
the tablets of bisr ancestors in accord
ance with Confucianism. Twice a
year he sacrifices to the gods of Tao^l
ism, and twice a year to the image of
Buddha. .The ancient and primitive
religion of China Is monotheistic, but"?
this direct worship was, regarded as
too sublime for the people, so that it
became reserved'for.the emperor alone
as the "son of heaven" and as priest
of the nation. The people on their
part worshiped'their'ancestors, and It
was this ancestral religion which Con
fucius identified himself with and re
formed. The old superstitions, rejected
by Confucius were absorbed by Tao
ism, which is polytheistic and. the re
ligion of the populace. Then Bud
came' into China about 65 A. D.
and, like the other three religions* be
came state suDported and. atate- en
dowed. '. ?.".
Squeezed the Squeezers.
It is said that when Mr. Yerkes be
gan to make money some of the banks
from which he had borrowed thought
to '•squeeze" him by' demanding in
stant repayment or a large considera
tion for further time. He was invited
to «call on ope of these "bankers" and
there met the others. Their demand
was made, and their victim seemed at
their mercy. They did not, however,
know the resourcefulness Mr.'
Yerkes, who retaliated by remarking:
"Well, I owe a lot to all the banks
here, and I'll just publish a statement
tomorrow' in the papera, grrlng the full |f|
amounts and stating' my inability to
pay. This will make such*' a rrin on
the banks that they wllL^sopn be as
broke as I should, and therefore I shall
not be the only sufferer.*
The "squeezers'* recognized the truth
of this and so withdrew their demand.
Mr. Yerkes, however, refused to with
draw his threat unless they lent him
another $50,000, They did so.
Making an Acquaintance.
In illustration of the ,ways of the
east side of London the following true
story Is told: A certain club for work
ing girls In the east end of London
had recently elected a new member,
and one day the secretary happened to
look out of the: window and was sur.
prised to see the new member rush up
to a strange lad in the street, fluflcb
him violently oh the head and then run
away.' The secretary remonstrated
with her"sharply, to which the new
member made reply: "I'm very sorry.
I won't do it no more if if agin the
rules, but perhaps you won't mind tell
ing me, then, how am I ever to get
'\f Knew Their Ways.
Walter,'' aged .seven, is a- wise son
who knows not only hhr own lather,
but bis mother as well
"Now, Walter," said the teacher, "if
your father can do apiece of work in
one hour and your mother could also
do it in one hour, how long would it
take both of them to do it?"
•. & & & &
New York Times.
"Three hours,*' answered Waiter
"counting the time they would waste
in arguing about bow it should b«
done."—Chicago News. •-•ri*-::'^-?*^?s**i'
"Whit can I do," roared the fiery
orator, "when I see my country gMng
to ruin, when I see oju* oppressors'
hands at oar thiroate, strangling us,
and the bUck clouds of hopelessness
obliterate the golden sun of pn
ity? What, I aslt^what can 1 do
•,:h.. ''v::vv,.'.pj*s^^
Mabel-I seldom see tli* bandsonM
y«ung Rklierly. doesn't ai
pear to care much for society. BXbel
Oh, I don't knowl seems tojwani
my soctoty **b^t six venlnsn to
bike* a heap o' determination
Uncle Bben, ,"to hav yob
indls life an' a^heapo-braiitt
Uppio^Yo l»ve a ttew
s^ast jAnd Uve sslles apart^
I bad so idea any o«e eemld hsar aim
$ B. LITTLE. JPnsident. F. D. KBNDB1CK, Vtoi
." fi. M. WBI8BR. AwiiUntOeihler,
-Not to be an ad. reader places your-
self some what at the mercy of.the
store 'keeper who overcharges.,
.-.- '•«,*.'OK^oBiTOw^'aSiiM^^g
I S A fi.:.b,.,:..v
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Capital and Surplus $125,
SAVE PART of the money you make and put it in the
bank. Put just five dollars a week in yolur-lMitik'-Siltfflnl-V
twenty-five *»r« this sum' and the interest on Jt will 1
snug.• fortune '^^'u-..*-"•••• •.,£-...:-' .r i-^M^M*
We will pay you interest on the money you put in our
bank and oompbund the interest eyery six months.
•St'. ,?.i
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faH, nun^r of hours pf sunshii^
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