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Chicago office. 748 Mar quette Bldg New York office, Fifth Avenue. n4i 120 OFFICIAL PAPER OF BURLEIGH COUNTY. OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY OF BISMARCK. Entered at the post office at If as second-class matter under Act of rvngress of March 3. 1879. Member of Associated Press. THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1912 SECOND ANNUAL NORTH DA KOTA INDUSTRIAL EXPOSI TION. BISMARCK. OCTOBER 1 TO 13, 1912. FAVORS HANNA. The Elgin Times Is glad to see Mr. Hanna home from Washington and out lor governor and in the race to win. He no doubt has a cinch but its best to get out among the people and roll up a majority that will leave no question of the popularity of Mr. Han na among the North Dakota people. We want to see everyone meet all three candidates for governor and we will then guarantee that everyone will be enlightened to the ability of each of them and we think everyone will agree to the fact that there is overy renson why Mr. Hanna should be our next governor. Those that are familiar with Mr. Hanna's record in congress are solid for him with the exception of the disgruntled politi cians. The people know he has done things while congressman, for them. He was always on the job to the in terests of his state and constituents. Whoever communicated with, L. B. Hanna about a rural route,, postofflce, the homestead laws or anything else over where he had power, always saw him on the job and if the wish of the communicator was logical and just he always found Mr. Hanna there to help him. He don't promise to do things and then forget you like oth ers that we have known. If Hanna can't assist you he'll tell you so. As a statesman, Mr. Hanna has never been equaled at Washington from North Dakota, and he should stay there, but if his wish is to he gov ernor alright and well. We know he will make good and the people will be proud of him. He is entitled to the governorship or any other office within the gift of North Dakota .peo ple. We know that he is unequaled in North Dakota as to ability as a -statesman and for our part we are not going to take any chances on mak ing an unknown governor and who has never been tried out in minor offices. A NEW WAY OUT OF JAIL. When Gov. Hunt of Arizona re leased from the Florence penitentiary the other day a convict who had in vented a method of extracting elec tricity out of the earth's atmosphere. he gave a great boost to reform in the conduct of our penal institutions. Believing that one of the inmates of the prison had made a great discov ery, the governor gave him leave of absence to go to Washington to ob tain a patent. So marvelous was the electricity-snatching device that the examiners laughed at him, for they well knew that Edison and Tesla had tried in vain to do what this young jailbird claimed to have done but, bidding him build a model that they might see for themselves, he per formed the task so well that letters patent were issued forthwith. Where upon having protected himself against a thieving society which oth erwise might have robbed him of his brain-child, the conscientious convict took the return trfiin for the sage brush, and is now once more safe be hind the bars. Hereafter felons with an inventive turn of mind need have no fear of the lockstep or rock pile. If they, be come dissatisfied with prison fare, and conclude that a little vacation would brace them up, it will only be necessary to convince the warden that they have discovered a new per petual motion machine in order to obtain a leave of absence, which will enable them to depart upon their fi nancial or scientific missions unham pered by a striped suit or a ball and chain. If the criminal mind can adapt itself to the innovation, there is no reason why. our jails should not be closed nine months out of the year to the satisfaction of the downtrod den taxpayer and with a great uplift in invention. The rush to the divorce courts of St. Louis seems to be growing since the appointment of a divorce proctor in Kansas City h»l mad© the divorc atmosphere of that town less con genial that it was. The appointment of a proctor here would meet with public approval as well as that of a number of legal gentlemen who would like the chance of competing for the job. Dr. Wiley has been sent to bed by his incessant care of the baby. There a-e as yet no symptoms of puerperal fever in his case. We trust that while he is abed Mrs. Wiley may en joy those sweet delights so dear to the heart of a new-made mother. If the press dispatches do not misrepre sent the doctor, he is a fussy puss in pants, disposed to rob women of their most sacred rights. Rev. Dr. Lichilter confesses that he once lied to get a place for a wom an unjustly discriminated against, and has never regretted it. What is more important, he never will. If the doctor finds any bars at the gate, that lie will be the easiest one to let down. New Jersey's glory is as brie! as it must be strange to her. Basking in the new sensation of limelight she vows that she will never desert the presidential primary and go back to the caucus and convention in which a few men did all the basking. When Orozco decides to raise mon ey he puts a banker who refuses the securities he offers Into jail. This idea of finance is something akin to that of the man who steps up to the paying teller's window with a revol ver instead of a certified check. Joplin is to have a female justice of the peace. Here is another case in point where Missouri does the showing. It was a woman of whom both sides during a trial once calleu "a Daniel come to judgment." •.-. I President Mellen thinks that the railways ought to be allowed to own steamship lines. It was feared that at present rates the railways' earn ings would not permit them to buy steamships. Should Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Taft remain the only presidential possibil ities to loom up at Chicago, Mr. La Follette will find himself in difficulty as to what to do with a fine balance of power. It would be interesting to know what kind of a speech, if any, Mr. Bryan is now preparing for delivery at the Baltimore convention. The question as to who is financ ing some of the whirlwind campaigns sounds like a deliberate slight to. Mr. Perkins. The dignified willingness of such men as Hale, AldrVch and Crane to retire from the Senate does not tempt Mr. Lorimer. A man who gets into the habit of using libelous epithets would find it an economy to employ a private cen sor. Wall street is waiting to see wheth er Morse's convalescence is to be rap id financially as it was physically. A primary election proves remark able chiefly for the amount of unre liable statistics it develops. No Wonder He Wouldn't 8*11. Captain Amundsen told an amusing story of one of his arctic expeditions. Several of bis dogs having died, Cap tain Amundsen asked one of the na tives in bis best Eskimo if be would sell him a few dogs. To bis surprise, the request was promptly refused. The explorer and the Eskimo had a long argument, the explorer pointing out that he must get dogs somehow and the Eskimo replying that they never sold them. "Nonsense!" Captain Amundsen ex claimed. "I have often bought dogs." The Eskimos seemed immensely as tonished, and at the end of another argument Captain Amundsen discov ered that instead of using the Eskimo word for "dogs" he had been asking the man to sell him some "children." By selling souvenir stamps the French aeronautical society aims to raise enough funds to place the army and navy of that country in the front rank in the matter of aeroplane devel opment. gj^SSfeg 'A^*^V£Tj sf^k^ News ofthe State" The stork has been active at Grafton. Minot had an interesting school elec tion. Crosby is building new sidewalks this spring. New England defeated Dickinson in baseball. Some blindpiggers were bound over at Jamestown. Airship flights have lost their popu larity at Mandan. Jim Hanley of Mandan is to take the stump for Buchanan. The Elks convention will be held in Jamestown next year. Casselton will build a $40,000 school building this summer. The high price of coal don't bother the people of North Dakota. Sunday School delegates are numer ous in Valley City this week. The Elgin school board is arranging plans for a new school building. The parks of the towns along the N. P. are looking fine this summer. Fargo is to have a Methodist camp meeting which i^ to last ten days. Blindpiggers of Morton county got off easy in the last term of court. The Masonic grand lodge of North Dakota will meet at Mrnot June 18-19. Joe Doyle of Carrington refused to be a candidate for the legislature this time. Great* progress is being made with the Fargo state fair to be held this year. Judge Pollock of Fargo has no op position in his candidacy for re-elec tion. Prisoners don't seem to have much trouble getting out of the new jail at Carrington. Another abstract is about to be filed in supreme court in the Minot normal school matter. The city commission at Mandan con tinues to have its hot times at regu lar meetings. The Mandan Pioneer is carrying a page of highly illustrated political an nouncements. The socialists had a ticket up in the school election at Minot, but it was snowed under. The Minot Chautauqua association has secured many attractions for the coming season. Fargo has an automobile collision during the Elks convention when one man was severely injured. The editor of the Elgin Times says he is going to vote for John Doe as second choice for governor. Morton county will probably be one of the counties to levy a quarter mill tax for development purposes. With three dailies already in the field there. Fargo is threatened with the fourth venture of that kind. Militiamen of the state are already laying plans for the annual encampment which will be held at Sparta, Wis., this year. Medina is circulating a petition to have the better farming special stop there when it makes the trip over the N. P. •City boards of equalization will soon be in session when people will have an opportunity to kick about their assess ments. Now that the Pingree-Wilton line is open Fargo will have an easier time to secure products from this end of the state. The Elgin Times says the commis sioners of Morton county are building an automobile race track around the re form school. A couple of men of near Bowbells are before the court in contempt pro ceedings as the result of a scrap over a piece of land. Editor Schleppegrell of Elgin, down in the south end of the third district, is an ardent supporter of Alfred Blais dell for congress. The Sunday School association which is holding its meeting in Valley City, is having the best session of its kind ever held in the statd Geo. Webster got out of making that sensational balloon jump for the Elks at Fargo. The old rig burnt up while it was being filled with gas. Alfred Blaisdell is to be admired for the faculty he has of keeping the news papers on his side in his candidacy for congress in the third district. The telephone central girl at White Earth won a set of knives, forks and spoons at a medicine show and was complimented on her speech when the prize was handed her. The Ryder Journal claims somewhere in western North Dakota a vein of mica has been discovered while drill ing a well and that the find may be as profitable as a gold mine. GARDEN HOSE. Special Sale this week. Come quick. WILL'S SEED STORE. mmmmmrmmmm BBpAROK DAILlr ABIB^NB Qoethe as a Joker. OB an occasion when Goethe was staying at the court of Saxe-Weimar with his friend Duke Charleis Augus tus one of the court ladies, when about to retire for the night, found her candle suddenly extinguished just be fore she reached her bedroom door. Taking no notice of the occurrence, she groped along in the dark, but to her astonishment could not find the door handle. Again and again she. felt her way along the wall., but with the same result. At last she made up ber mind to go to the duchess for.advice. The latter, however, was already Asleep, and no help was to be had from her. The poor lady did not care to take any one else into her confi dence for fear of being laughed at and so spent' some hours in vain search, only to find at last that Goethe and the duke himself bad with their own bands taken the door. off its binges some time earlier in the even ing and carefully walled up the en trance to the room. Sounded That Way. Miss Brown was giving an elaborate description of a blacksmith prepara tory to teaching Longfellow's poem to her pupils: "Now, children, we are going to learn a poem today about some one who works very bard. He is very large and bas great arms that can lift sucb heavy things. His face is blackened with soot that comes from bis great, blazing fires. And be wears a dirty black apron, and he has a fire that glows, oh, so red. and whenever be makes anything be puts it into bis fire and then pounds it with a great big hammer, wbicb makes the loudest clanging noise and makes the sparks fly about in every direction. Now. who can tell me what 1 have been de scribing?" A little maid who bad listened to these vivid details with eyes twice their natural size sprang to her feet and said in an awed whisper: "The devil!"—Housekeeper. Curious Choice of a Wife. 8ome years ago an English curate surprised his parishioners by marrying a widow considerably older than him self. The astonishment was still great er when the cause was known. The curate bad become engaged to a young girl whose frivolous conduct soon led him to regret the step. He offered a settlement for bis release, but it was refused. He endeavored in every way to break the engagement, but without success. "Is there nothing 1 can do to escape this?" be exclaimed one day in despair. "Yes," remarked the girl's mother, wbo was present and who bad been the prime mover in the marriage nego tiations, "by marrying me." The curate decided if be bad to mar ry one of the two he preferred the mother and accepted ber. The young girl soon married a wealthy stockbro ker. Nature Teaches Inventors. "We get our hints from nature," the Inventor said. "Take, for instance, tbe hollow pillar, wbicb Is stronger than tbe solid one. Tbe wheat straw sbowed us tbe superior strength of tbe hollow pillar. Solid, tbe wbeat straw would be unable to support its bead of grain. Where did man get his idea for car riage springs? From tbe hoofs of tbe horse, which, like the springs derived from them, are made from parallel plates. Scissors we get from the jaws of the tortoise, wbicb are natural BCIS sore chisels from the squirrel, who carries them in bis mouth: adzes from the hippopotamus, whose ivories are adzes of the best design the plane from tbe bee's jaws tbe triphammer from tbe woodpecker." The Gordian Knot. Tbe Gordian knot was said to bave been made of thongs used as a harness to the wagon of Gordius. king of Phrygia. Whosoever loosened this knot, the ends of wbicb were not discover able, tbe oracle declared should be ruler of Persia. Alexander tbe Great cut away tbe knot with bis sword un til be found tbe ends of It and thus, in a military sense at least, interpreted the oracle, 330 B. C. Hi* Own Crafty Way. Fusilby—Human nature is a funny thing. It was said I bad quit drinking, and everybody I met asked me to take something. Glassby—And you couldn't accept? Poor fellow 1 Fusilby—Oh, yes. I accepted every time. It was 1 who started tbe reformation story, yon know.—Boston Transcript Must Conform. Without the slightest compunction the copy reader changed the quotation and made it read thus: "A fool and his money are parted •eon.'* "It sounds beastly," be said, "but the higher English demands it"— Chicago Tribune. Heavyweight Scotchmen. On an average. Sccotsmen are tbe heaviest men tn the United Kingdom, tben Welshmen, followed by English men and Irishmen last—Cardiff West ern Mail. The Jury. Citizen—What possible excuse did yon fellows have for acquitting tbat murderer? Juryman—Insanity. CM •en—What! The whole twelve of you? Regardless of Microbes. "She bas the prettiest moutb In all tbe world." "Oh. I don't know! I'd put mine up against it any time "-Exchange. Spend oo strength to worry, •eed it all for duty.—Anon. .sSB*«i*«»*=»-» Toe MARK TWAIN IN ANGER. pie Great Humorist Was a Volcano When Ho Broke Loose. Famous authors are usually poor business men. but Mark Twain, ac cording to William H. Kideing in his "Many Celebrities and a Few Others," knew bis own value and had no un businesslike indifference to tbe sub stantial recognition of it. The only iritlc Twain "ever listened to with pa tience and respected and obeyed was bis wife." Underneath his humor lay a deeply serious uature. Mr. Rideing say8: "How mistaken were tbe people wbo. not kuowing him. Imagined that everywhere and on all occasions bis at titude and point of view were those of tbe jester! 1 never knew a more ear nest man tban he was or one whose aroused Indignation was so overwhelm ing. When anger moved him you could see bis lean ngure contract, and bis eyes ominously screwed themselves Into tbelr sockets. Every fiber in him quivered, and for the moment bis voice became acid and sibilant and out of tune—almost a whine. "Tbeu be would let himself out In a break, like that of a dam unable to bold tbe flood, in language as candid and unshrinkable as tbe vernacular of tbe Elizabethans. Epithet would be piled epithet, one following-another with cumulative vigor and distinct ness and tbe disclosing and illumina tive effect of explosives. "And not a word missed its mark not a word seemed superfluous or ex changeable for any other word. Each fitted tbe use be made of it as a car tridge fits a rifle or a revolver each told." CURIOUS BATTLEFIELDS. An Indoor Attack and a Cavalry Charge on a Naval Force. At the battle of Monterey, in tbe Mexican war. our troops were able to command the streets of tbe city with their artillery, but they experienced much difficulty in driving tbe Mexicans from their bouses. Accordingly, as the city was built of stone or adobe, tbe Americans broke through tbe walls from one bouse to another, fighting and driving out tbe enemy as they proceed ed. Thus, it appears, the battle of Monterey was largely fought indoors. In tbe time of William tbe Silent, when tbe Netherlands were fighting tbe Spaniards, a number of Spanish vessels became frozen in on the Zuy der Zee. Out came tbe Dutch on horse back on tbe ice to attack the Span lards. This is probably tbe only battle of record wherein cavalry was em ployed directly against a naval force. There have been battles fought un derground. Chiefest of these was tbe fierce encounter pertaining to the siege of Haarlem in the Dutch wars. Tbe Spaniards mined and tbe Dutch countermined with equal industry, and below the ground a terrific conflict en sued. When, after tbe commune, the Ver sailles troops took Paris they chased certain of the communist forces to the great sewers of the Freucb capital, and In these more tban one sanguinary bat tle occurred.—New York Press. What Is Happinessr Happiness is tbe greatest paradox In nature. It can grow in any soil, live under any conditions. It defies envi ronment It comes from within* It is tbe revelation of the depths of tbe in ner life as light and beat proclaim the sun from which they radiate. Happi ness consists not of having, but of be ing not of possessing, but of enjoy ing. It is tbe warm glow of a heart at peace within itself. A martyr at the stake may have happiness that a king on his throne might envy. Man is tbe creator of his own happiness. It is the aroma of a life lived in harmony with blgb Ideals. For what a man has he may be dependent on others: what he la rests with him alone. What be ob tains in life is but acquisition what he attains Is growth. Happiness is tbe soul's Joy in tbe possession of tbe in tangible.—William George Jordan. A Practical Husband. Surely tbe Monmouthshire man who caused his wife's wedding ring to be Inscribed. "If thee doesn't work, thee shan't eat" was determined that there should be no mistake in what he re quired in a wife. The only wonder Is bow any woman could be Induced to marry him with such a threat before ber eyes. Tbe exact date of this ring la not known, but it is previous to the eighteenth century.—Chambers' Jour- The Last Word. Bobby—la every word in this dic tionary, pa? Peckley—Ob. no. my child. Every little while a new word comes into the language. Bobby— What's the latest word, pa? Peckley Tour ma will tell you. She always tbe last word. He Dodgec*. A lady, observing tbat a stranger in her pew bad no bymnbook. poiitely banded him one. "Thanks." said the gentleman, with great suavity "1 sel dom use a libretto."—Argonaut Pathetic. Daughter 1 cried all through tbe play. Father Was It pathetic? Daughter—Very. Tbe hateful usher |ut Cholly on one side of the aisle and me on tbe other.—Judge. Riches Versus Luck. Wig—Would you rather be born lucky or rich? Wag-I'd rather be born rich. Then you don't bave to be lucky.—Exchange. My spark may grow greater by kin dling my brother's taper.-Jeremy Tay- ^dftt^ttSttBawflun Swelled the Account The well known Paris theater man ager Doligny relates In his reminis cences an encounter he had with the elder Dumas which furnishes an illus tration of the novelist's wiliness. Do ligny produced Dumas' drama. "Keiin." with the rather peculiar stipulation thut the author should receive one third of the gross receipts when these exceeded 3.000 francs aud uothing at all if they fell below that figure. Dumas, who was always hard up. came late one evening to get bis share. "Luck is against you again." said the mauager. "You don't yet anything to night Here Is the account." Dumas glanced at It and went away, in a few minutes he came back and said: "Just look over tbe account again and then pay me 1.000 francs. The ticket that I Just bought for 3 francs brings tbe total up to 3.000 francs and 60 centimes." Described the Situation. "When the Russian emigrants try to say Halifax it sounds like some thing much worse." said an officer on board a steamship that puts in at the port of Halifax on her return trip from Holland. "They call It 'Hellof flx.* On our last trip home we were not far from Halifax when tbe vessel broke a shaft and we were obliged to put in at a port that was nearer to us for repairs. It was a bad break and likely to delay us. and the cap tain's temper was considerably ruf fled. As we steamed iuto the little port some of tbe emigrants, thinking we hud reached Halifax, spread the news among their fellows, and one of them wbo bad learned a little English came running to the captain: 'We—in-a-Hellofix?' he inquired eagerly. "•That's just what we are!' roared tbe captain "-New York Press. Spoiled the Bird's Flight. During a campaign meeting a speaker, noted for bis eloquent dis courses, was expounding tbe praises of bis favorite candidate for mayor. "This man." he shouted, "is the one who can most fittingly govern this bnven for tbe oppressed, with its countless myriads of happy homes, their verdant lawns and flowers scin tillating in tbe sunlight" With outstretched arms and gazing fervently upward, be exclaimed in a passionate voice: "If 1 bad tbe pinions of a bird 1 would fly to every ward and precinct In tbis wonderful city and disseminate tbe glad tidings thut"- Tben a voice from tbe back of tbe room piped out: "You'd be shot for a goose before you bad flown a mile."—Kansas City Journal. Prices In the Tenth Century. Money values in tbe tentb century were very low. according to our Ideas, but as the purchasing power of money then equalled from eight to twenty times what it is today one must, not basten a comparison, writes Charles W. Hall in tbe National Magazine. In Atbelstane's time a horse was worth 120 shillings, an ox 30 pence, a cow 20 pence, a sheep 5 pence, a bog 8 pence, a slave 20 shillings, making a slave worth eight oxen, and these prices, ex cept in times of famine, appear to bave changed little under the Norman. In 1156 wbeat sold at 18 pence tbe quar ter of eight bushels, and in 1243 it brought only 24 pence, but in 1024 seed wheat sold at 3 shillings a bushel, bar ley at 2 shillings and oats at 1 shilling per bushel. Gladstone's 8igns. Gladstone was the Inventor of the abbreviation for million which is much used lu England. Since "m" was al ready reserved for a thousand be made a million sign out of it by curling tbe tail of the "in" over the body of the letter and once declared that posterity might be more grateful to bim for this tban for bis political work. He was much addicted to labor saving devices and was proud of bis system of record ing responses to invitations. When an Invitation was sent the name was marked in his list with a minus sign. In case of acceptance another stroke made it a plus sign, while refusal was marked with a sign of equality. A circle about a plus sign showed that an acceptance bad been recalled. Ox Bones. Ox bones have a considerable value. Tbe four feet of an ordinary ox will make a pint of neat's foot oil. The thigh bone is tbe most valuable, being useful for cutting into toothbrush han dles. The fore leg bones are made Into collar buttons and parasol Jiandles. Tbe water in which tbe bones are boiled is reduced to glue, while the dust which comes from sawing the bones is turned into food for cattle and poul try.—Exchange. No Desire to Be a Widow. "I know that I'm not good enough for you." "You wouldn't be If you were tbe best man that ever lived, but I've found that these good men die young, and I don't look well in black,"—St Louis Globe-Democrat Sure Thing. "Do yon believe she will love me long?" "Well. I know she won't love yon short"-Baltimore American. Began Soon. Mrs. Crusty—Do you remember oar flrst quarrel? Mr. Crusty-Let me see. Was rhat going Into the church or comine out? An obstinate man does not bold opin ions-tney bold him.- Butler. THURSDAY, JUNE •, 1912 The Leading Grocer Nothing but first-class Goods Everything the Market Affords. Fresh Car Strawberries $2.50 Case W W W W W —I I Amusements *+*++, BISMARCK THEATER. Featuring the Best Show Ever Pre sented. Our advertisement last night read that we were going to smash all rec ords and we did. Please note the following unsurpassed subjects: "Saved from the Titanic," a story of the sea's greatest tragedy, "Her In dian Hero." the strongest and best Indian subject produced, "A Night's Adventure." one continuous laugh. "The Divided Ring," a beautiful story full of heart interest. Miss King will sing "My Sweetheart Went Down With the Ship" and "That Razzasky Dance." We are anx ious to show you every inch of these feature pictures and promise you they are products of film perfection. ORPKEUM •i The House That Entertains A paicked house last evening, and everybody well pleased, is the beet comment on the new program that opened last evening and classes b night. Owen and Hoffman in the!1' comedy skeboh intitled "The Greea Eyed Monster" brought forth many laughs throughout their act, both members of the act 'being very clever in. their parts. Beatrice Wynne cnar acter change comedienne presented a neat singing turn that was pleasing to all, the wardrobe displayed in her act is very attractive. It is needless to esyjlain the pictures that are shown at the Onphem for everybody knows that only the pictures of qualitv are to be seen. Attend tonight and you will be moi-e than entertained. Early Manuscripts. The type of letters In earlymanuscript was the same as that of those used on the earlier metal plates and wax tab lets. All letters were capitals. Minus cule, or small lettering, as opposed to '.be majuscule, was invented in the seventh century. Before its invention there was no spacing between tne words. There was no punctuation un less possibly some murk between sen tences. When cursive writing came into general use. about the beginning of tbe tentb century, the art was prac ticed by only a few highly trained scribes. Tbis continued all through tbe middle ages. The scribes were art ists, and they carried their art to a high degree of perfection. Many of the manuscripts of that period are very beautiful specimens of handiwork and as perfect as print. The First Lesson of an Arab Boy. The very first lesson which an Arab baby learns when he begins to talk is to keep facts to himself. It does not sound very friendly put in that way. but it saves a deal of trouble. For eigners do not understand Arabs. They ask them pointed questions and receive peculiar answers. They con strue the answers to please themselves and come away to tell the world that the Arabs are a nation of liars. They are not a nation of liars. Perhaps if they should tell the foreigners to mind their own affairs and let them and theirs alone the foreigners would understand them better.—Exchange. Strength. "Some scientist bas declared that there is as much strength in three eggs as there is in a pound of beef steak." said tbe observer. "Well." replied the actor, "I met an egg once tbat would have eliminated the other two PRSS from that proposi tion."—Exoliiiuge. On Principle. Bert tnerv.msly,-| heard pa tell ma he was goin' toflos:me on principle aft er prayers tonight. What's principle Billy? Billy—[ think It's somewhere at the back. Bert The last time he flogged me on principle I had to sit sideways for more'n a fortnight-Lon ton Tit-Bits. One Way to Look at Itt **A man always gets on easier by taking his wife's advice." "Yes." answered Mr. Meekton "When things turn out badly there Isn't so much said."