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THE DAILY ARDMOREITE.
Ardmore, 8unday, April 21, 1907,
Tine Slorloi of r.i'"tlonr lit il.it Sum, Wr, Tiettury
and I'oalofflce DepAttinenls.
lly COU JASPER. EWING JIRADY
( Ult rmlif el Teluuphi ai Chief Sllntl Ollicir, II. 5, A.. Sanllita It Cult. )
"It'ii fhanre, I lull you, innri' rlinncu
limn anything 'liio Hint works t lii-no
no called Intrlrate cases to a success
f lit conclusion "
Col. Cheney was talking with Hlil
fltithrle on mailer general when thn
nbnve remark wan made
"That's nil Inii! enough, Col. Pho
ney, hut ymi know plenty of enso
whore Intuition Ami perspicuity havo
helped yon ami tup wonderfully."
"True enough, Sid; Imlli these Mii.ill
ties Imln iii to a certain IhiIiiI, hut
jon'll llnil out hull lurk I thn deeld
" 'Sense mo, ktinncl," said Iho ever
faithful Jeff, poking hlH head In thn
door, "but Mlatnh I'ughltt In out heali,
nn' posr'ful anxious to see yo'."
"Seems to mo. Ji'ff, every one I rti -presses
you as bolnt; 'pow'ftil anxious'
tn m me. Hut I'ughltt's all right;
thnw him In."
"Yas, uh." laid Jeff, bowing out.
I loll I'ugliltt wag Inspector In rhargo
of the post office department at Chi
cago and wag one of the bent and
brightest Inspertorg In the business.
11b and Cheney had boon together In
government work and were fast
friends. Cheney knew I'ughltt's visit
nt lb If time could only mean one
thins "a ease" and he was not sor
ry, because things bad been some
what slack lately. Cheney's blood was
Just n trllie slnggtsh and he needed a
bracer. In a Jocular way (luthrle had
told Cheney to "get married." but the
colonel was still "heart whole and
"Hello. Hob," said the colonel as his
visitor came In. "What brings you
round Ibis time of day?"
''Pretty serious case, Jack, and I re
ceived an order this morning from
Wlckery, chief Inspector, to take the
matter up with you. I'm not sorry to
do It, either."
"Must be pretty serious, Hob. If you
can't fathom It." This was not said
In a ttHttering way. Cheney meant
over' word of It. On more than one
occasion Cheney had said: "tlob
I'ughltt Is the best natural detective
In the business, and I'd sooner have
nuy other sleuth than he after me If
I'd committed a crime." Hut even nat
ural detectives sometimes get up
ngalntt It, nnd I'ughUt was no excep
tion. "Well. Hob. I'll help you all I can.
though I don't promise any results,"
tin I led Cheney.
"Vim neter do promise results, Jark,
hut you gwierolly get some of them,
lust the samo."
I'ughltt lighted a cigar and Chenoy
wailed. Ciuturie, of course, had left.
He knew If Cheney wanted him he
would let him know In short order. I
Col. Uhnney waited for I'ughltt. well
knowing ho would get all tbe details
"It's n iwcullar cnie. Jack." said
I'ughltt. "You know there are a good
many mail routes out west, where the
mall is rarrled only op. stages. Of
ronrae tbe Northern. Central and
Southern 1'aclnc roads are through,
but they niH straight across states and
aa yet have no tributary lines amount
Dig to anything."
"Ves, I know that. Hob." said Che
ney. Thera'a a stage line nut In Mon
taaa aad Dakota which runs through
good territory. There are n number
of One ranches and several booming
Uwns In tbe section. There are no
bank to speak of, and most of their
business has to be done by registered
mail. St. 1'sul la the first point where
banking facilities are rarrlid on. hut
iieen that city Is not much used, the
ranchers and traders preferring to do
their business In Chicago or New
Cheney began to nee the trouble,
bat waited for I'ughltt to continue.
"On this lino of which 1 speak Ihero
are 22 post oQIces. all doing a registry
business. Now. Cheney, to get down
to. business. Our registered letters on
that line are being tampered w tth and
money extracted therefrom. That's
the gist of the story. Jack, (lo ahead
with your questions "
"Thank you, Hob. only a few." He
thought for a moment and then said:
"Thaso robberies come at seeming
ly stated times?"
"No, not at all. One will take place
and of oourse we are active thereafter
and tho crook lays low. until wu let
up n Utile. We can't watch ono placo
only, ns )ou well know. Uist weok
there was u Jim dandy of a robbery
out there, and the chief went In tho
air about It. So did I, and bis Instruc
tions for wo to put you on the caso
were gladly received "
"Yes, 1 too. How long between tho
last robbery and tho one previous?"
"You say, I'ughltt. there are 22 iwt
olllce on this route? Does each iHist
master have nccoss to tho registered
"Yoe, ho does. You see, Chenoy.
only one registered pouch Ia carried,
and at oach olllco it is opened, new
matter ndilod lu It, sealed up again
and imssod on."
"Just so; and these robberies, how
arc they discovered?"
"Well, a llrm lu Now York receives
n roglslerod letter supposed to con
lain, say, 2.000 In currency. Tho let
ter jif tr:ui8iiilttal8tatoa that, but the
V f - tr T r n t r is r r-t
leiinr ,,,,iiv i
to Iho slue of ,, bill. The real lnone
Is abstracted and tb paper ailixtl
it-ally; ,,en he.ween the limn of
n... ii... i ..- i. ...
ten days elapses?"
"Itlght you are. Cheney."
"And If the thief wauled lo make
'n get away' he'd hnto ntnplo time?"
"Ves, hut he doesn't mako 'a got
awny.' Id; waits around until Ihlngn
quiet down nnd then makes another
haul. Why, Cheney, there's been over
I2r.,0fli) taken In this manner. Tb lust
one was for tS.JOO. nut tin In m
lou've Ihh over tho route, Hob?'
Ves. I've been mer It more than!
mce. I ve tried decoy letters, laid
traps, done everything I could, but I
can't find him."
"8'ispeet any one, Hob?"
"No, I don't. Kverr noatmaster out
there Is n bright young cbao who Is
growing up with the country. They
all own traders' siore. t.,i . n.
n. ii s n pussier, jack, it truly Is."
"No. It's not." said Cheney. Ordl-
narily he never asserted success until '
k an nccompnsbed fact. Hut now
he amlled confldently a, he looked at ,
: VI1. I admire your eoofldeac. alt '
waa just a bit nettled at Cheney's Irom WWCB tb mcmer had beec ex
"I tell yon what 111 do. Hob. Ill bet "'" be bcl1 "laute. Pasealt-"
you a good dinner I catch your thief
mv .H" o'S i'0 f '! ' 'et M 0t
my men. Outhrie. for Instance, be a
post offlce tn.,ctor for a short while.
route, then one robbery more and you
tan. i. mUihr'e Ut " rt,t- but "
Lt IT . a VTT ,0 mC- ra'T '
going to catch the man without leav-
ing this officer
"That's Just what I'm Koine to .to I
Itobert for that dinner, eh?"
"All right, you're on. Cheney: and 1
my appetite will not be small, I prom- i
Ise you that
"Have It as big na you like, Hob;
you'll pay for thn food."
"Walt and iwo." said rughltt, smil
ing. "Send Cuthiie mer; I'll fix him
out all right. So long. Cheney."
"So long. Hob." Cheney thought for
awhile, smiled considerably over his
plans and then sent for Guthrie.
"8ld. you'ro a pout office Inspector.
You're to go out and Inspect 22 olllcoif
In Montana. I'ughltt win tx you out
I.. L. .. . . -
in inf jimper way, ut before you
lenve here for the west, see nie again; '
I've got a few particular Instructions
to give you
"All right, colonel. Host oBlee In
specting Is new In my line, but will
make a stab nt It all right."
(luthrlo saw I'ughltt that afternoon,
and In tbe evening Choney and Onth
rl dined together. Cheney told him
of bis wager with I'ughltt.
"IxKks like a hard gamo. JacV' said
"Not at all, Sid. You Just listen to
me and do what I say." Th.'u Col.
Cheney told his plan. He went nor
It very rarefull, smiling all the time.
I and Just before he llnlshed he handed
Cuthrlo a snmll black Ihix. and said
"Now you Just do ns I sny, Cuthiie.
and you'll see a modern version of tho
spider and the tly."
(lulhrln nearly exploded with laugh
tor. "Well, of .Ml the simple things I
ever beard of, this lutats 'em! Of
course you'll land tho thief; can't help
It. The plan Is so Infernally simple
no One would even think ot It. I'll
bet you Hob I'ughltt hits thu celling
when he finds out bow the trick Is
Don't let any ono know anything
about It, Sid. Co out and make your
inspection, do as I have directed and
then "onie back horn and wait for de
velopments. You won't wait long, I'm
"All right, colonel, you can count
on tno." And well did Cheney know
Cheney and I'ughltt met frequently
during :ho next few days nnd chaffed
each other regarding the caso.
"What foe aro you going lo chargo
the government for this h)piiotlc. Idio
pathic demonstration you're going tn
give us, Jack?" asked I'ughltt, with
a tinge of sarcasm lu his tone.
"About $5,000 and Ciiithrle's ex
lienses west," replied Cheuey, with a
"The government will pay It If you
run him down."
"He's ns good as run down now,
' Walt ." 1 see."
Making nn Inspection of a stage
route oa which there aro 22 olllcos Is
not a small undertaking, nud Sid
Cuthrlo was gone almost six weeks.
Cheney heard from htm frequently and
knew the work was being well done.
I'ughltt becamo unmerciful In his
twitting of Cheney. He really bolloud
ho had a good ono on tho great do
tectlo. (luthrlo walkod tn the colonel's olllco
one morning and laconically said:
Sid (luthrlo was always laconla.
"Hello, Sid; what luck?"
"No Im k about II. colonel You told
flic In do ccitnln things nnd I hoy liao
urcly been dune " llrlelly lie recount
i d all the wurk ho hail dune while nb
enf Cheney listened Intently, and
when he had llnlsheil said ,
How about a 'hunch' on this caso,
Hid Itnt one'"
Siry n hunch, colonel. Hvery ono
of those J2 postmasters Is n whole
Miuled, decent chap. They all have
good biiHlnesnes and are prosperous.
I tried to find one who was spending
' lhaii he earned. Of course every
one mil in that country buys and sells
land nnd cattle, but to all Intents and
purposes these mon are straight as
1 ' wnnuer, said Cheney, muslnclr.
1 "" ,n"1), "f " coach driver
r","'1l " 'll'llte key?"
, Hardly iosslble, colonel. Tb
' "'' n' I'ctty heavily lided oa
' 'hat muto and tho driver nosMs-t
have much chance to do any trickery.
,o, sir; u a some one la a poat osXf.
hut who. I'm daned If I can tell"
"Dlil you carry out my anal lattra
Hons about tbe little"
Cheney ot no further '-Sara I 4M.
colonel," replied Outarie wlta a srte.
"and that ought to fetch 'ess
"I think so. W-n. go report ta
I'ughltt and then be aroaad
I'ughltt came over a little uter aa4
made great sport ot Cbesev rxit.-.
Ih ,,co,on' ,lod It for aalK. at
"look here. Paga'tl tas)4 o tea
days or two ek there a: Se si
other robbery. The report will eosae
to yoa. Wli,n ii do. brtag sJJ ta
PPr- t"cket. etc, ta tae
aM ta t1 tatgates m
rr robber. Is that clear""
". t i m arraM
Pl oa yoa.-
, " " -
" " 'V "f to a aay
" " ' rWu eaase back
"VV P ta. cvZ
Me I,ond "Ortly Jad said:
""L?"1 b,tr f ? lived " ,
, 7 may all be so. Ilob. but Abe
,n lr from this envelope or It
bL t w?r, ' hn
ti aJutoL' "" k"
Httl- Cheney, why i
'hould that man steair
"Hang It, I don't Know why he
should steal; but ha did It. all right."
"NVht proof Jiavo you?"
A" that "ccnry to convict him
10 nnj vuuri in iuo uoriu.
"That may all be so. but what Is It?"
"I can't toll you that now."
"Hut you expect mo to arrest this
man on Just your say so?"
Cheney's uyes grow cold. I'ughltt
wr.t crowding near to tho bonier lino
of friendship. "Ixik here. Hob. I have
lost some ensos In my life, but I htvo !
never yet arrested tho wrong man.
Isn't that so?"
"That's truo. Choney."
Well, then, you get Abe Anderson
,nto ,hg "lco- nn,l " he Isn't tho
KU"ty man ''" W a" tho damages
any court may assess for false Im
prlsonment, and I guess I'm ablo to do
"All right. Cheney, I'll got hltn here,
as you say, but I'm dubious as to tho
It was ten days aftor that that
Pughltt brought Anderson Into Che-
DEATH FOUND HER RESIGNED.
Woman Dore Husband's Departure
with Considerable Equanimity.
That death "hath no sting" for
somo pooplo Is evidenced by tho story
1 of a physician whoso practice called
i him to tho homos of many ot tho
'""""' "u ",uur "l"w'iu
"I was summoned to attend one
ma-t who was lu the last stages of
I'"1"" moan., in. rei.uus, aim iuhuu .
him very low. Ills wife was a sturdy
woman of vehement temperament nnd
seemed not the least concerned over
, hor husband's despornto condition. I
loft directions with her for the man's
comfort and promised to call In tho
I " 'When I entered next morning I
1 found tho woman enveloped In a fog
of suffocating steam and vigorously
doing her washing. She turned her
I head as 1 was let In by ono of Iho
I children nnd, nodding, continued her
I "'How is the good man this morn
I Ing?' I aikod.
I " 'Oh,' sho said In a tono which
' scorned to Indicate that I had recalled
I an unpleasant matter to her mind.
I Then turning toward tho bed-room
, door she shouted:
I "'John, are you thorc?' There was
no answer from tho sick chamber.
Sho turned to resume her washing
and said: 'llu's breathed his last.'"
As a Public Entertainer.
Visitor (nt animal circus) That
monkey exhibits almost human lutein.
Attendant lie exhibits more than
human Intelligence, sir. He does his
act without mixing a tnonologuo with
It and without looking at you and
wa.Uug for applause.
" noy's offlcc. Anderson was a likely
, looking young c' ip a:iJ ludn t the
least Indication of a crook, unleis It
be his snlfty eyes. Cheae aer ii
niireu a man wbo could kok yvm u
inu iace. Anuerwn was aol aatvr sr
tost when be came im aaJ rkil
edged I'ttghltfj Intnxisvttaa
"Sit down. Mr. VuJerswaV Oatarts
stooa to taw right a4 mr t Aa
o. aad Carstey ragtutt ia4 tW m
Fv wrv (rOKfxOl UVSSSsS tW NMSM l
CtMawy rxm ri m ts
"Mr. Aissswwt :V mwewl smIi
oa ta ssm rem -ij itwsgk tV.'ti
hav kwsat ij su,:fJti rv4M
Sossw ttssw xc tie f transit sx4
M to t Us kAT-edi I 4
o sag ssaror-i M vrjwaJ is
.T . J' '
,J 1 rtt: u sat jv
AasterMsa aOei m it aeora Cae
ay ra im us rfv.
? . .Vsxtcsx m Va. ia4
av I t v-r wsvv a tae
trtame. at taecy i saaa :aa '
kans1 yv n a iaiaM Meat
r.varc aiatMtf aai '
r ta laferaal oat-
rag t as irassgft. a Vrre jhI aor ossHl
ot ssssmatast I la.- .-anu aboat.'
'VeU. Js. Aas.-cx. at ywa kaow
aoiafag aaosn ta ct yv atl aave
ao tear at an. aai r.: uas4 xay 4av
agn rest aaay ft Rat yoa 4o
kaow asosst tae -e. yoa all
gassn S. Cm tae : of last Doa'.h
yoa snail i ret ;ertj letter i
irtutJ to Kaka m Ccv. baakers. New
Tor. Toa Masusel oaea the letter.
xtractea taersTrvz. j,0 isd lubstl-
; tsrto aapscla fa r : Voave done
befoc. Bat till 'tae you're causht."
j -Voar Mytag so Joesa't prove It-"
1 -j,., J " M,A
t Zr rw rZ
U;e bottle, sack as will be found on
say postmajter'5 desk. The mucilage
ta taat bottle was doctored, as was
tit ntsMla?dt ! iMrt- nei-A nn .h.l
, J '"-
g,, Oothrte was on to the
me Cheney nrocwded
0gpector w-nl 0,rr ,he Mv
,ne tn.ptor. I kae- some po.tmas-
w toamlng open those regis-
tored Dacke, anJ tn,.n re-.onlInc
,f""!f Z'0 "5
' showed that. So I gave Guthrln a lit-
tie black box containing 20 different
llquid essences. At each otllce ho used
a different liquid and made notations
at to Just what they were. Yours hap
pened to bo tho worst of tho lot es
senco of quinine. Therefore, when
tho last robbery occurred and tho en
velope was brought In here, I merely
opened the rt'toalcd (lap, tastod tho
mucilage, and tho bitter quinine, tasto
was there. Looking over the list of
essences nnd olllcos (uthrlo had pre
pared for me. I saw: 'Hoydston: I'.s
uncanny. It's Just bitter."
I'ughltt was dumbfounded, but took ,
his man away. i
Tho dinner was had somo tlmo later,
nnil It s-itiAnf1 with nn ' rarnrn tit
Qulnlno cocktail." Only It wasn't bit-
(Cor) right, by W. a. Chapman.)
FEW EARLY MARRIAGES NOW.
Men and Women Await Arrival
Years of Discretion.
Tho marrying ago Is steadily re
ceding, nnd It Is qulto within tho
range of probability that 41 will bo
regarded In the futuro ns tho equiva
lent of tho present 21.
This Is partly duo to tho kcc.icss
of tho striiRglo for existence; a man
desires to attain a position before
marrying, anil no llnds tho year
slipping by with disturbing ratildlty
while ho Is climbing tho ladder.
Hoth mon and women too. fea'r that 1
they may be deceived and many
enter Into partnership with ono who
will turn out to bo undesirable.
So they will spend tho earlier years
and then tho glamor of his slnglo life
will wear off. They will havo gained
cxporlenco enough to enablo them to
JuJgo character with fair accuracy. !
and then will thus l,n Ins, fenrfoi of i
iin .i, I
Thev will feel thlt nfler nil It I.
senco oi wuinine. nimpie nine ming. -- - umj rst apology, nltliougli the retort may
wasn't It, Mr. Anderson?" more branches than those of tho bull. ,e more offensive." "After one lire tho
"Ccod God. man," gasped Ander- ,the nr",,nufLh "lori? "'Klnrly nnd retort mny bo explained nway. Hut If
son. "that's uncanny!" 1 formed The cows carry their ! either party," the code hastens to add.
"No." smiled Cheney, "quinine isn't ' 'I0"". ,lmc 1 '"'W'"" thnn the bulls, "would rather lluht on. nfter two shots
bctler to settle down with a partner. I Ix,uj0n '""la"'
And then marrlago will como In mid- ! Ji 77,
dloage. Tho love making will not bo .,., Jh',VI" ,Pre.,l?ey'1
tho samo. but It may well bo a more ,1n ,vu., T" ".T '" ,r '
solid lire-quieter, but more enduring. ".' 'm. ' ,S r; Tl, .'"'it
dlncy Is tb' highest olllce In th' gift
Up to Date "Chain Cana." Iv th' people. Th' vlco prlsldlncy Is
A novel experiment Is about to be th' nex' highest nn' th' lowest. It Isn't
tried by tho govbrnmcnt of Victoria, n crime exactly, Yo can't Iw slut to
Australia. A sum of 125.000 has been Jail f'r It. but It's n kind Iv a disgrace-"
plncod In the administration's cstl- -"Dissertations by Mr. Dooley."
mate for the making of roads by prls-
oners through Iho "bush" In uni.ettlod 1 His Hope For Revenge,
parts of tho slate. Kach prlsouor who 1 Judge (to barber sentenced to death)
does his work woll will bo paid a regu- -If you havo a last request, tho court
tar dally wage, (ho amount to nccumu- Will be glad to grant It. llarlior-1
late until his release, when, as tho pre- i should llko to shave thn prosecuting nt
inter says, he "will havo a respectable toniey. Munich Jugend.
sum wnn winch to nmKo a now str.rt
tn life." The labjr party Is expected
to oppose tho us of bond for free labor.
Tht Msn With tht Wooden Hst.
A yoHiiK fMtinnti wits shown Itid
the .rKoi' of n creat eiiRlnver nt lllr
wlngham Me m wenrliiK a hat ot
, extra.wttlnary shape, nnd nt his ucrv
at ateetlng the man of fame lie
M the hat slip. It fell with n hollow
taM utvm the tbnvr. Tho enslneer look
s "it awlllmlnt nt the thing. The
K-V(l It tip and npoloKlzed foi
It bad cntll. It was ol
, h cplahuil. lie had imule It
atWf. tnrnlnc It with his father's
lata Tbe ructmvr thouclit that them
awt he fewrttilur m n mm. i, i.i
tsdsl oh .n.1 .,...). .. .I......
ta lie fiKthwItli engaged him. kept
vje wjoa mm and gave him work iioui.-. uiiun mown
f rxtwnlblllty The englticr wn ' ,",",aB0 b tluc nml "etlhlo Is nur
lVMsh.. tbe new man, William Slur i ri'lulert'd ,0 nJ'lr-'!,',''-' "'J' 'I'
Jock. Tbe man with the wooden hat ""' I'0""-'1'1 of the necessary deficient
eat away to Cornwall, nml when j I1"3'"!"-'-a
retum.M it was to light up his mas- luc" ""n lmiortance nttnehes to
rtrHulMs with gas. 'ilio mind ' n ,elcKral lun to n letter on the part
"aleo first practleallv nppllcl the coai:of ,l10 ri'tllll,-"Jt. '""1 It Is seldom that
g to tho purpose of IIcIhIiil? llvl l...ln lrson will U'fuse to receive nnd to
Me that wooden hat.-St. James' Gn-
A frletnl of jours ami mine has very
Jtlr dctlnnl good liretHlIng to be "the
result of much good sense, some good
nature ami n little self denial for tlieimorL' r '-'J Immirtniice regardin;
sake of others, and with n view to ob
tain the fame Indulgence from them."
Taking this for grnntl-as 1 think It j
cannot lie dlsputeillt Is astonMiltig to'
m that anylioily who has good eense 1
and ppo.1 nature enn essentially fall
m gww ureedUig. As to the modes of 01 n lt'"t'r reriisv U receive u let
It. Indeed, they vary according to per-1 ,lT- Iu thu latter Instance tho ml
sons places ami circumstances nnd nre
only to be acquired by observation nnd
experience, but the substance of It Is
everywhere mid eternally tho same,
(,ioi manners are to particular socle -
ties what good morals are to society In
general tbi'lr cement nnd security.
And as laws nre ennrtiNt to imfnrM
goni n-. rals or r.t least to prevent the
111 effect. of bad ones, so there are cer -
tain ruicj if U-.IIlty, universally Im-
plied and rerelreil, to enforce' coo-.l
manners nnd punish bad ones.-Ches-
Made For Fat Men.
One of the narrow un-hes In the gal-
lory of the ehtipel at Columbia uulver-
slty Is not exactly symmetrical, nl
though the defect Is not noticeable to
the casual observer. The renson for
the widening of the nrcb nfter lis nrh-
Inal construction had rise In n some-
what humorous occurrence. Ono of
the early visitors was n remnrknblr fnt
man, who found himself wedged Into
me nrcn when he tried to squeeze
Ihrotigh nnd was exlrlcate.1 wlili son...
dllllcully. Tho builders, recognizing
I Il.ii . ..
'" "ier rat peopio be-
1 "T"1"' ""o me luiure vis
Itors, decided to widen tho nrcb. sac
rificing symmetry and harmony to
practical need, as the pier was so con
structed ns to bear no loss of width
on one ot lis sides. New York Globe.
Not ono out of every to- female carl
liou has horns. When .icy do have
tnem, they nru much smaller than
those of the bull.
The bonis of the
The hno H..en kwn with their horns
,uu UIOI1tl' ot April. Tho old bulls
r'R" llltlr "nr' ' '"o '""i to the
lnst f November. They hardly ever
carry them after the month of Novcm-
'rlu' ''lntf 1'iilH shed theirs from
tno nrst of DecenilK'r until the middle
I in i-eiirunrj'. tno jounger tho animal
the longer he retains his bonis.
Mountain of the Sicred Footprint.
Adam's ieak, or .Mount Snmanala, n
rugged mountain In the Island of Cey
Ion, Is known throughout the orient lis
the "Mountain of the Sacred 'not
print." In a Hut. rocky basin nt the
foot of this mountain In stone ns hard
ns Idiio granite there Is the perfect Im-
print of a gigantic human foot, live mid
one-halt feet long by two nml one-half
feet wide. The Ceyliiuese Ilriihmnns
have u legend to the effect that the Im
print wus made by Adam, our Ilrst par
ent, but the Huddhlst.s declare that It
could hao Ikhmi made by no ono but
So penetrating Is water nt high pres.
sure Unit only special qualities of enst
Iron will lu tight agalit It. lu the
early days of Iho hydraulic Jack- It was
no uuctimmoti thing to ee thu water
Issuing like a line needle through the
metal, nnd the water needle would
'T-'i'ii"1'4' l!mvary ttl,'v,; J"st !
Cash or Credit.
Women should not got credit. Net
ther should men. Cash Is tho cure.
Tradesmen maybe would have n bad
tlmo for six or twelve months, nml
"'"'b' ""V! U "!' .,ow"
l,,lU 1,10 t'"'1 "''11 k'et both our
triido nnd our money, nnd she would
?Ct !'" ,IVSS nlll t f 41 P le.SS COSt.-
To Iw ntilo to havo tho things we
want, that Is riches, but to bo nblo to
no without, that Is power. Maeilonald
They May Do Opened and Read and
Itefuicd by the Receiver.
"Of the many popular suppositions
which nre crruneouK," snld u teloKra
Iihcr to n reporter, "ono Is that the ml
I llri",si;u or tllL' receiver of n teleurain
upon which tho tolls nre to he collect'
ed must pay the chnrses If ho'opeus
the cut elope nnd reads the message.
"Tills, however, Is not correct, but It
Is ostotilslillii; how universal Is this
1 belief. There na- ninny ways of ne
. I counting for It, nnd iicthaps otiu mny
1 1,0 nttrlblll,!j ,0 "-' f- !t " letter
pay for n telegram sent 'collect, thong
nil Individual might refuse to pay the
nddltionnl Rjstagu duu upon n letter,
holding that If the gender did not es
teem It of siitllctent Importance to fill
ly prepay It tho addressee did not euro
to receive It. Hut there Is nlwny
telegram, nud many persons have re
idved a collect' telegram nnd tliet
nfterwnnl kicked themselves Ivcntise
tl'"' were reiiulreit to lay the charges,
"""t telegram mny lie opened, read
: nml lef used pncNely ns the nddre.sseo
j uresac! iloej not open the envelope
Ult Indorses thereon the words 'He
fused by addressee' and signs hi
name, nnd this Is the course tn pursue
1 wllu n telegram wlilcli the nddressec
&oe nt desire to uccept, only the en
I vcloisj mny Ilrst lie oened.
"Tho teleranli ennmniiv i.rr.tr-lj It.
fM In always Insisting tit the tlmo of
1 tho receipt of n 'collect' message that
io senoer shall deposit with the re
' celver n sutllcleut sum to pay for the
tolls, nnd If this Is not demanded
nnd received by the clerk accepting
I the mos-ago he Is held personally re-
! sponsible by the company In the event
of the message being refused nt the
ur cinl of the line.
1 Many persons send 'collect' tele-
Crams, often at great length and con
idderablo co-t, ns a means of minor-
I mice or ns n Joke on the recipient, but
I ,',c J0'10 mn' llu tnrmil on tho other
rt'"ow u" 'imply refusing to pay tin
charges. Thero h one exception, how
('Vt'r. to the rule, nnd the public might
I "ear 11 '" """" " advantage. Often
telegrams nre sent which require n ill-
rcet nm' Immcdlalo nuswer. In these
Instances tho 'collect' charges aro ex
pected to bo paid, whether tho recip
ient liues the message or not. and It I
seldom that wo have trouble In such
ensos as rcganls tho tolls." Washing
Irish Duolinn Code,
The Irish dueling code wns drawn
lip by the Irish bar nt Iho Cloninel as
sizes In 17T7 nud nppears to nlm at trn
nrrnngliig matters tbnt m IrMuunn
, n,,vl,,n, to n,-t,t o,..n i. i..,u.i i... i.i
! ,vUi. "Tha Ilrst offense reuulrcs tho
each tho principal who made the re
tort may explain and thou thu original
offender tender his npology." "When
tho Ha direct is the ilrst offense, tho
aggressor must either beg pardon In
express terms, exchange two shots pre
vlous to npology. or three shots fol
lowed by explanation, or lire on till n
severe hit bo scored by one of tho par
ties." "No 'dumb llrlng," or llrlng In the
nlr, Is admissible." "In slight cases
tho second hands hU principal but ono
pistol, in grms cases two, holding nn
other case ready charged In reserve."
Preparing Drier Wood.
Itrler Wood for the nines of American
smokers Is Imparted In great quanlltles
from Italy. Tho larger part of the
Italian brier wood Is found nlotig the
Mediterranean coast. A kind of gruli-
blng spado, with one sharp edge for
cutting nwny Iho largo billet or heart
of the rout (the valuable part) from
the surrounding snmll roots, is uel In
tliLs work. After Udng thoroughly
cleaned nnd trimmed It Is brought to
the mill and by mo.uis of circular saws
cut Into small blocks corresponding
roughly to the shape of n pipe bowl
nnd Biem. These blocks: nre of various
sizes, depending upon the dimension
nnd shape of C billet. Afterward
they nre Immei-bcd l.i boiling water for
n I?rlcl of nlmut twelve hours a
then thoroughly dried. This process
completed, nicy nro sorted, tho inner.
feet pieces being thrown aside, placed
in mrgo juio nnga and nre then rendy
for shipment. The waste pieces un
suitable for pipes nro sold for firewood.
Tho Fullness cf Country Life.
In tho country c cry morning of tho
year brlng with It a now uspect of
springing or fading nature, a new duty
to bo fulfilled iipj-i earth nnd n new
promise or warnliig In heaven. No day
Is without Its Inuoccnt hope. Its special
prudence. Its klnd'y gift nnd Its sub
itum danger nnd In every process of
wise hu3bandry r.ml every effort of
contending or icm.illal courage, Thu
wholesome passlo.u, prldo nnd bodily
power of the laborer aro excited null
exerted In hippie t unison. The com
pauloushlp of ilumeslic ami the caro of
serviceable nulmnls soften and enlarge
his life with bvvlv charities nnd disci
pline him In fain. (U- wisdoms nud tin
boastful rortltiu' i. while tho dlvino
laws of seedtime which cannot lie re
called; harvest, v lilch inniiot K tins
teued, and vvliib r. In which no man
can work, compel thu Impatlcticu and
coveting of his heart Into labor too
submissive to be anxious nnd rest too
sweet to bo wanton. Jobn Itusklu.
THE TONGUE OF A BIRD.
An Organ V;hleh Varies Much In t 3
I'ew peoplu have given thougl t t
tbe subject of birds' tongues. V
even of the amateur bird stu 1
know little of the literature on
subject nml Kill less1 from pcrso'-nl
Hirds must use their bills us h., ,
nml to some extent thu tongues s .p,.
went such use. Thus uut nnd
eating birds extract the kernel fi
the shell, which Is cracked Iwtw.
The full complement of Ikhici of C .
tongue consists of eight. The sh i .
varies considerably lu different .pc. . -nnd
the comparative size veiy mm
more, nltliougli there h n prevai 1 1
general resemblance. The size nnd tie
velopnient of the various bones con
trol the shape nml utility of tho organ.
Well developed front bones menu a
thick, Hi-shy tongue, such as we tin 1
lu members of the duck family, while
sniull forward bones usually nccon.
pany n small tongue of less Importau e
to the owner, t.onictlmc.i little ino.o
than rudimentary, like that of the pel
Among such birds ns have occas.I-i:i
to protrude the tongue well beyond t ..
tip of (he bill the hind bones are imir
velou-dy developed nnd greatly e! m
gated, for these nro the bones on whMi
the tongue Is hung.
The edges of the tongues of most
birds nre more or less fringed, this fe.i
turo being most noticeable lu thin
tongues. .Vest birds have a greater o.
less number of papillae small Heshy
projections, spluellke In nppearaiu-o
nnd usually Inclined backwnnl on tliu
upper surface of the tongue. Thus?
nre of service lu working tho fool
backwnnl toward the throat.
Some of the sea birds have very sim
ple tongues, which servo but little pur
pose. Tho tongues of the honey creep
ers have very line nnd long feathcrlii".
while those of Hie woodpecker nro ling.
slender nud pointed, and the roots of
some species curve clear nrnuiul tbe
batk of Hie tkull, up over the crjvui,
and their tips rest nt the buse of the
upper mandible. With the excei.t.on
of the snpjuckors the tongues of wood
peckers nre capable of great prolni
slon. and the tip Is barbel. Thu sap
suckers, however. Instead of having
fchnni, barbed tongues llko those of
other woodpi-ckers, havo brmhl ko
tongues ns n result of the degeneration
of tlie bristles 011 their surface l:.ty
hairs standing out from the tongue
rather than pointing backward.
Birds with long bills do not nlvvnys
havo correspondingly long tongues.
Tho kingfishers, with their dlipropor
tlouately large bills, have short tongue).
The outer edges of tho very long
tongues of humming birds nre clo'cly
rolled up Into two tubes lying side by
side, by means of which the birds nro
enabled to suck the nectar from (low
ers. New York l'ost.
Utility of Ccntort.
"When Mnxlm fiorlty dined with
tne." snld 11 literary New Yorker, "ho
tnlked nliout the Russian censorship.
Ho snld that 111 the course of the
Itusso-.Iupiineso war he had occasion
In nn nrtlelo to describe the headquar
ters of one of tho grand dukes. He
wrote of these headquarters, nmonir
'Ami over the desk In his hlirhtioss'
lent Is n large photograph of Marie l.i
JamlH', the Itcautiftil ballet dancer.'
"Hefore lids nrtlcle could nmiear the
censor changed that sentence to. 'Ami
over the desk In his highness' tent Is n
large map of Hie theater of war.'"
Ill Its habits, methods of life .in-l
prejudices tho mlrlch Is one of tho
most curious creatures of Iho nnluml
kingdom. It cannot be tamed, though
It Is oadly trained to harness. Wlu-.i
laugnt to i-.u-e It seems to delight lu n
brush oil the tratk or ron.l with n
hone. The gait of the oitrlch Is n
lumbering wrt of log trot, which in
comes delightfully easy when the bird
Is traveling fust. Unhampered with
a rider irtul traveling wills the wind
tins muscular creature cm mitsirin
Machinery and Labor.
A general Ion or two nun mm. m..i
women worked very liuor boom n-..i
children had lo vvoilt, In.i. In order ,i
pr.iuure enough to i.uimnrt tin. u-m.-l-.
Ing .la's ramllv. The ifi-oivili ,,r i-.i
tal ami thu cuiploiiuent of machinery
have lidded mi much to the elllclency
of labor that lorn: hours foi- miniu nr..
iiolnrgnr necessary, and the Industrial
employment of children under fourteen
can bo entirely dispensed with. Amer
ican neviuw or Hevlews,
A Fatal Error.
llorrowes Nellie, hand mo mv ......
brella, will jouj it has commenced to
nun. .Mrs. 11. I lent your umbrella to
Mr. Svvcctfcrn Inst nl.'M h.
What in thunder did jou do that for?
Didn't you know .It wus hU?-Spard
Did Her Worst.
Illcks She threnlened nil snrta np
things, and dually lie gut desperate and
u-niimcii, "iio your worst!" Wicks -Hid
what did she do? IIIH;sv...-i.
oolly shu began to play dm p,,i',.
i....-i see, cue tool; Itlm ut hi 1
Quite a Difference.
"Say, paw. what does It mean to v0
1 n vlpo old age';"
"When a. rich mini gets to bo ..h.htv
my sou, ho Is nt a rlne old HE?!
!(or mini Ih mm'Iy old mul tlecroplt "
llllt-l,.t,.... U.... . I ... '
' "-.- .--.-iiiiuei.
The word Idea ormerly meant -impleted
tnl or physical,