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Laughter is better than eryitiff. That'« what the humorist« »ay. Living is better than dying— Breathing the essence'of May For the sun is some where shining, the brooding clouds Inclining, And these have their silver lining. Gleaming through the gray Oi Sinjfhtff is than stitlihitf: Hark to the birds on the tree* Thro' the grenu foliaire flying. Saucily j>erched at their case. Nestling In riyorotu weather. Su Jiff from the pitiless blast. Sailing lithe as a feather When the winter is past. Jesting Is better than croaking Kim has a license to stay ; Laugh at the inountcbanU joking, Short in his shrift und hissway. Time pipes up a rousing measure And * e ll join In the dunce ; Youth and age taste goodly pleasure, As they caper or advance. k TALE OF GASAPAIS. JOSKPHINK BROWN*. "We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our siocerest laughter with Borne pain Is fraught. Our sweetest songs are those That teil of suddest thought." Sang Mary Browne, as she ran into the house from the garden. She had a large bunch of chrysanthemums, which she had cut for the dining-room. Butting went Into her mother's room saying, "Mother mine, I am going down to Janie's for awhile to cheer her up a bit, and to loan her Louise Anderson's 'Stories and Sketches.' " "Very well," replied Mrs. Browne. "Be sure and return home early. Your father told me this morning that Her bert Bruce was at the Jackson's for a week He will bring him home to din ner this evening, if he is not otherwise engaged." Saying she would nol be away very long, Mary was soon on her way to Janet Morrison's. The Brownes and Morrisons had been friends of many years. Mary and Janet had been bosom friends from babyhood. Janet was the older, Mary being one year younger. Janet bad sprained her ankle badly, so she was to he housed for nu unknown length of time. Mary and she had been out to the park a few days before on tiieir wheels. On their return home Janet's bicycle and a stone unseen col lided and this accident was the result. When Mary arrived at the Morrisons' she found Eleanor Jackson there. She Lad called on Janet to invite her to her home the following Friday evening to meet Herbert Bruce of the Globe, who, she Informed her would be with them for the week only. "And I cannot come," Janet was say ing a- Mary entered the room. "Oh, Mary," they both exclaimed, "isn't this just too dreadful for anything?" After being told the cause of all their ex clamations sh>- agreeil wllh them, "that it was just too mean for anything. "But what can't he cured must be en dured," said Janet. "Now girls," said Mary, "1 have an idea. Herbert Bruce may dine with us tonight, and If his highness attends, I will tell him all about mv invalid friend. I will get him so interested In Miss Janet Morrison that she shall see this living genius before the week ends. And who can tell the result of this accident after all. Here's a book of such Interesting matter that It will make you forget for a while this unfortunate sprained ankle." The girls spent an hour chatting as only girls can. Mary happening to look at the clock as it was striking four time», jumped up, saying, "Well, I can't be with you always, my dears. My little mother needs her daughter very soon. So, adieu, until we meet again." Mr. Herbert Bruce, who had been so much talked about this afternoon had come down from Mil w ood to spend a week's vacation at the Jacksons. He was an artist employed on the Globe, the leading paper of Millwood. He was an ambitious young man, hoping In time to make a name for himself. These young ladies had seen his sketches In the paper and were very anxious to meet the young artist. Mary's mother had been an Invalid many years. Much depended on Mi Mary, as one can readily imagine. Her mother's sweet, gentle ways, made her friends. And an afternoon with Mrs. Browne was an occasion always looked forward to, On her return home, Mary found Her bert Bruce there entertaining her moth er. He was showing her some of his sketches he had made while at the "Elms," the Jacksons' home After introducing the young people Mrs. Browne said, "Mary, I have been talking to Mr. Bruce about Janet and yov. lie has one of his own, and can sympathise with Miss Janie for he was kept In many days for the same kind of a mishap." "Is that so," replied Mary. "O, we girls felt so badly this afternoon, Janet, of course, cannot be at Mrs, Jackson's Friday night, We think our la*t ride on our wheels was an unfotunate affair in many way* - " 'Well It is too bad," replied Mr. Bruce, 1 wanted to see Miss MorHson very much. Miss Jackson tells me she paints quite an adept as my stay in Casapias Is limited I fear that pleasure will have to be deferred." Mary said In reply, "Janet would be so pleased to meet you, She has noticed your sketches in the Globe. I wonder it cou'dn't be arranged iu some way. Of course, you must know, Mr. Bruce, that 1 have to see my friend Janet everv day now that she Is a prisoner, and if you like, we will waive ceremony and call upon her, Thursday afternoon. I want you tw o to meet, you have so much common." Mr. Bruce readily agreed to call with ... » . * Mis. Browne on herjfriend the follow Ing day, Mr. Browne soon joined the group in his wife's room. if in "My dear daughter," said he, "here is clipping I cut from the Express and ave brought It home to you." Mary took the bit of paper and read the contents aloud, "Mr. and Mrs. Wood a of Halioweli, both of whom are past 60 years of age, rode Into Carthage, last Saturday evening on bicycles, having come the entire distance of over too miles on their wheels. They were en route to Mission Canon and morning resumed their journey to that famous resort. They didn't seem to mind the prospect of being caught in the mountains in a snowstorm. The lady says she has only been riding her bicycle a few months, but that] she is much stronger than she has been for years. She wore the regulation bloomer costume." "Well! Well!" said Mrs. Browne, "Mr. and Mrs. Wood must be renewing their youth." Mr. Bruce asked for the clipping to send to his mother, who had no use for bicycles for ladies. After dinner, Mr. Bruce showed Mary scenes of his last work on th Globe. She was verv much inter <• ested in one, particularly, live girls in bloomer costume and their wheels, which Mr. Bruce begged Mary to accept. Thursday afternoon found Mr. Bruce and Miss Mary Brown on their wav to call on her friend, Janet Morrison. When they arrived thev were grati fied to find tnat Miss Morrison "at home" to them. When they entered the sitting room, where Janet was cosily esconed, what was Mary's surprise to see Janet turn pale and Mr. Bruce start for ward. was Why!" she said, immediately what is the matter with you two? I 1 s very evident you have met somewhere n this wide world before. Please ex plain one of you, if you can" Janet was the first to come to her sen I have met Mr. Herbert Grev be ses. fore at Marius,where we spent mers for two years, misunderstanding, and we have not met tor a year." our sum. But there was a Mr. Bruce stepped toward Marv, and "begging your pardon, Browne for this little deception, I will von will allow me, explain jto you what concerns me In this affair, aid. Miss Mv ! father, Mr. Grey died do not remember him at all years ago my mother met Mr. Chas. Bruce and became his wife. As Mr. Bruce has indeed been a father to name Is Bruce henceforth, than anxious to meet Miss Morrison and explain away our misunderstanding. If I could. We were warm friends not so very long ago, but through mutual so-called friends we separated one mer at Marius, each thinking the other was to Marne. So if " "Excuse me for a moment both of you," said Mary, quickly, "I heard mother calling me, Janie, back in ten minutes." Marv flitted out of the room to hunt Janet's mother and explain matters to her. When she returned to the sitting room the picture that met her gaze would not appear in the Globe. manv years atjo. A few me,m I was more •um your I will be A Vegstarian Cat. Cher* is a black cat a( present in the sedate seclusion of the Hampton Court cloisters which has spontaneously "»worn off" from all kinds of flesh food. Its favorite diet, uncooked scarlet ren ner beans, are eaten as an Italian eats macaroni Cucumbers it likes, and car rots which ar.- boiled, but fruit it will not touch. The Hampton Court cat seems to stand alone In a partiality for food which none of Its race could hitherto be Induced to look at. Little Black Bear, a Ne* Perce Indian, of Oregon, has just swapped thirty head of horses for a bicycle. r I ® m ' nart .in k. 1 ""P 0 ?? "f, he * Tenl * ... >e , over ^ 1 ,at time. Kate a shington. _ • h. Itellsvod It . Failure He—This ring, you know, is the blem of eternity. She—Yes; and the diamond on top is heavenly! He—But the ring that comes later will have no diamond. She—N-o. 4 < Not the Man for the Plaee. Mr. Slummcr— I am afraid , T you won't to. 1 want a man who has a voice like mIne ' Applicant—What's the idea? Mr. Klummer—I've just had r. tele phone put in my house, aud 1 want a Bo proud of your sex, Miss Hawkins, i * Ut remember this, man kVas made first; woman was a second thought," observed de Saphead. "I never denied that second thoughts -vere best, Mr. de Saphead," said Mis. j 'Truth. man stationed at the office every night to answer when she rings him up._ Christmas Puck. A Hoy Angel. amma—-Have you eaten that big ap p ? a 'n ea ;! y ! XT , n «.« 1 , e f c t , m ; * £ ave it to a poor little boy in the back street. ,i am w aS lltle an Sf e * ! Ho you want another? , Bum. IVe got the toothache."— 1 UoodNews. „ „„ No Arguing with u Woman. Impossible. ~" Mrs. Strongmind—If women would inly stand shoulder to shoulder they would soon win the suffrage. Dr. (Juffy—But, madam, that is some thing they can't do with the present ! tty les in sleeves!—Harper's Bazar. ' ■ T . j Dor*—That reminds" me.' I must in quire from my fiance to-morrow what business he is ip. Clara—I judge, by the looks of the ring he gave you, that he must b« a glazier.—Judge. It. is said that a dog in Muljiken, Mich.. anil uses daily a lull st-t of artificial teeth. The dag is verv old. and is a b.milt pet. When it lost its! * teeth recently its own-r, according to the story, had the local dentist make the animal a full set of teeth and they are said to he a perfect working success. possesses IIOIIHK It HIM» HT. CIjK klDYt. New York, May 9. —The following table, compiled In Bradstrcets, snows the total clearances at the principal cities and tue percentage of increase and decrease, as compared with the cor lesponding week last year: INC. I DEC. AMOUNT CUT Ht 8. $6i8,205,9tj:t.! lSk3S6.747 20.8... 121,288.747 2.9... . U8,72b,(l8> 5.5: 25.(178.458 . 19.820.367 15.9... 15,715,164 19.8 17.206.224 18.6 .... 12.354,400 0,581,753 8,868,740 8.5) .... 5.003.231 15.6. 4.816,825 10.31 6.955,634 6.7!. 5.969.490 9,006,113 4.558.873 4.663,500 8.551.907 3,045.385 5.440,856 51 i 2,537,423 . 4,583,188 4.7, 3.015.100 4.8'. 2,468,306 2.498,399 2.358.180 1.186.5721 2,189,969 1.152.7131 2.152.9(5 2,436.833] 1.3 ... . 1.011.479: ... 20.6 22.214.171.1243 11.9 . 1.696,922) 7.6 1.9:18,199 14 2 1.752,3311 15.1 1.593,292 8.1 1.361,554 6.1 . 1.301,709 .i 6.4 1.182.8191 2 '■ 4.7 No«' York. Chicago. Boston. Philadelphia. St. Louis.. San Francisco, liulliuiore. Pittsburg Cincinnati Kansu* City. Nen Orleans. Buffalo. Milwaukee. Detroit. Louisville. Minneapolis Oinnliu. Providence. Cleveland. ... Houston. 8t. Paul. Denver... Indianapolis Columbus, O. Hartford. Rlahmond. Washington. Salt Lakk Dallas . . J t soph. Peoria. Memphis. Portland. Ore. Kochester . New Haven. Savannah . Springfield, M Worcester . Portland. Me . \tluntn. Fort Worth. 9.4 4 6 5 I 1 « 2 39.5:.. 29.6j.. lo.eL. 20.1 23.8 ' 6 " 7.3 .. . 6 . 8 .. 9.2 .... 6.8 . fi li i 1 t 943.2861. Syracuse. Waco. Des Moines. Grund Kapids - Seattle... Knoxville .... Lowell. Wilmington. Del. Norfolk. Sioux City. l,os Angeles Tacoma. Scranton Spokane. Jacksonville Lincoln. New Bedford Wichita Birmingham Topeka Lexington. Binghamptou . Helena. . Bhv City. Mich Fall River. Akron. O. Springfield, O . Canton, O.. Sioux Falls. .... Fremont. Neh Hastings. Nell'. Chattanooga. Fargo. Nashville. Galveston . Kalamazoo . . .. _ Rockford. . Augusta . Toledo Davenport. Dayton. , (I 1.422.529 1,107,773 15.6 ... . 491699 . 9.2 480.821 ; . 967.930 35.5 .. 716.7(4)! 9.7) ... 980.288 613,823 1,785.8881 • 33.3,... 185,596 . 36 643.994 48.0. 478,947 18.9 343,156 . 279.970 .... 607,372 20.6, 474.291 8.4 385,000 3.7 325.041 2.1 302.360 330.4ÜU 582.111 29 6 . .306.187 7 3 28.81 .... 19 1 5.6 18.3 26.7 • . 17.9 14 ( 867,368 246,3110 .1. 241.856 46 9. 210.5(10 7 6 , . 95.247 46.1 90,221 8 . I- . . 65.195 14 0: 289.089 38.41.. 184.267 IO .81 1.035.524 3,989.480 268,450 206.438 650,386 11 . 21 . 1 , 874,005 ... 152,550 880,579 17.1 21.1 -I 11.2 i-! ! ! 1.135,083.412 1 0 7 I 50S.877.449f Totals United States. Bxeliwiveof New York L»* DOMINION OF CANADA. DEC. I 11.8 i emus. IMOCNT. INC. Montreal. Toronto. Halifax Hsmil on. Winnepetr...... Total . $ 19,629.531 7.022.501 1,240.508 741.947 1,214.951 11.2 îv 8 I -' 1 16.3 $ 20,849,438 The lord chief justice of England receives £ 8,000 a year, and, after fifteen years'service, Is entitled to a pension of £ 4,500 a year. * He Would Need It —^ Mrs. Skinner—I'm glad to hear yon •ay you have such a good appetite. Mr. Newboarder (about to take his first mea>, and much pleased at the rg^^Ute" 1 ^ 168 ' fe " era117 ^ Mrs. Skinner-I dont; when a man has a good appetite he can eat almost anything.—Puck. The Rival Singer». Mr. Richfello—That was a neat speech Miss Soprano made at the charity con- ! cert last night, when a brute in the j audience hissed her. I wonder how she could think of so many bright all at Marie—Anybody has got to get up early in the morning to fool mamma. Chollv—Yas? ? Miss Contralto—Oh, she s made that « « » - ' . vT v speech hundreds of times. — N. Y. Weekly. What I.ed Dp to the Fight. Grinnen—You would hardly believe ft. but since I began taking a swim ming* bath at the natatorium once a day I have mu my weight down from two hundred and seven pounds to one hun- . dred and ninety-three. I Barrett—I can easily believe it. You use soap.—Chicago Tribune. I tr How SI10 Fooled Mamma. Marie—Yes, but once in awhile I k® r ' I lolly How so? I Mane—I sit up all night.—Brooklyn . j î Sagacity. "I thought you said this herse you j •old me was an intelligent, reliable an- I imal." I "It is. Why, it tries to get over the fence every time it sees a girl in bloomers." I genS''-wSng^n £" ** ^ ' ashington btar. j Satisfactory. ! 8 aidso—I've got my will so there will be no contest. Herdso How? iSaidso—I've left the property to my heirs, but in trust for my lawyers.— N. Y. World. 1 A Good Thing to Sit On. Wa all dread, in truth, the bent-over youth Who goes by with a scorch and a swoop; Let us firmly unite and with all of our might Sit down on the bicycle stoop, Ay JJ WÀ —L. A. W. Bulletin Tit CE CANDOR. C .V > - R v m. £*3 'mi \ -!t;< N V > .-v m, a; - £m mrn I Î * • I » v «... V J Miss Homeleigh—I think I shall have my portrait painted. Miss Patterson—Why don't you have some photographs taken? They are much cheaper. But perhaps you don't want a likeness.—Truth. Reflected Glory. Ohimmy—Vot 's der matter wid Reddy Smith? He's so stuck up he hardly speaks to anybody. Tommy—Why, didn't you hear? His Uncle Bill broke out of the peniten tiary last night.—Puck. His Satisfactory Explanation. "Johnny, Willie says you threw him down and jumped on him with both feet?" "Well, ma. I was just playin'." "What sort of play do you call that?" "Football."—Chicago Record. Plenty Good Enough. Treetop— I want to get a few teeth pulled, if ain't too all-fired Dentist—Will you take gas? Treetop — Nope; kerosene is good enough for me.— N. Y. World. The Office lloy. "A man called here to thrash you few minutes ago." Editor—What did you say to him? "I told him I was sorry you weren't in."— N. Y. Journal. Haling Passion D „.tb. Mrs. Coodove—Did you know that old Fustian, the drygoods merchant ts dying by inches? ' Mr. Coodove—Is that so? Well, he won't last long. He always gave short measure. Puck. Not Prepared. She—You have kept me waiting long enough; you must marry me in three months. He—Would you hurry me into etern ffv?— N. Y. Recorder. Of Conrs* Not. Foggs—I hate to contemplate what will happen when women have the franchise. Hoggs—Don't let that worry you anv; no true woman would ever vote for a woman.— N. Y. World A Doubtful Compliment. Mrs. Asher—How do you like our ta ble? New Boarde I was just thinking lOTv little there was left to be desired -N. Y. World. Reliable Information« "I'll never be Fred's wife." •'I knew that some time ago." "Why, I never told you!" "No; but Fred did."—Life. The Wheel. ; Paris, May it .—John S. Johnson,the Î well known American bicycle rider, alK j Tom Eck, his trainer wereinformed jj V a representative of the Associated *'"* of a stor -' P" b,i * hed in the L '" ,ted Sta,es to the effect that Jenson had been matched to meet Morin, the French bicyclist last Sunday' and had flunked at the last moment. Both John son and Eck laughed at the idea that with ,he former had flunked a meeting Morin. They said it was never intend ed that the two men should meet i a , t Sunday. Johnson's meeting with Jacquelin is fixed for May 17 , (next Sun , , . , . ^ V , ... uav and he feels confident that he wil give a good account of himself then.) He expressed himself as being ready t« meet any one in Europe. Johnson will , . „ , also race in Par,s ' Ma - V 2 * and 2 > ... , Gardner, Ida., May 11 .—A determined attempt was made at 11:40 o'clock last At It Again. night to burn down the Mammoth Bun ker Hill concentrator at Wardner junc The concentrator was fired with the aid of boxes, sacks and kerosene, and at the same moment a portion of the large Hume was blown up by' a charge of dynamite which shook up the buildings at Kellog nearly a mile dis , f p , . * J , , tant. The dynamite was used a few hundred yards above the mill. The machinery stopped and the electric . , „ .... ght were Anguished two minutes later ' The time selected was when most of the mill hands were at supper, one remain ing saw the fire as soon as it started and ° mpt ' y exti "« uished lt ' The object was t0 get the concentator to burning and prevent its extinguishment by cut ting off the water supply, j The Bunker Hill employs 400 men. The militia was called out and remained out all night, but no arrests have been I made as yet. Kesrnlt ot Threats. Independence, Kan., May 10 .—A ser shooting affray occurred about a j half mile south of Elgin, in the terri ! tory. George Smith about 19 years old, and Sam McGee, a few years older, had I had some trouble at a dance a few nights I before and McGee threater.ed to kill ! Smith the next time he saw nim. They both happened to come to Elgin yester da y with some cattle and in the evening met at a camp south of town, nas filled up on Elgin booze and he is known as an ions 1 McGee ugly man when in this jondition. When he saw Smith he quickly drew his revolver and fired, the ball merely grazing Smith's shoulder. Smith began to make fun of him account of his poor marksmanship w-hen McGee again fired, the ball ■ m passing He lived only a McGee surrendered. through Smith's liver, few hours. IT WAS AWFUL. A Wife Beats Her Husband in Night of Her Children to Heath Spokane, Wash., May Griffin, a prominent farmer with his i 2 -—Thomas residing near wife and two children Oakesdale, in this ty, criminally as coun sau I ted Bessie Gunn, the 4 -year-old daughter of J. W. Cunn, a merchant, today. Gunn started after Griftin rifle to kill him. with He was confronted at the door by Mrs. Griffin, who, when she learned of her husband's crime, locked the doors, and with a club beat Griffin to death in sight of their children. Teller Ulieereil. Pueblo, Colo., May 13 .—Senator Tel ler's name was cheered to the echo the republican convention ond Colorado district today. at for the Sec Mr. Mortuu'M Views. -San brancisco, May. 13 .—J. Sterling Morton, secretary of Agriculture, who is making his first tour of the Pacific coast, arrived in this city last night. While not inclined to discuss the HevedThelf" ^ ' engtn ' ^ Said hC be ' i C °"" ntion • . . lnancial policy of the ad j 'Ministration. The secretary, who is trave, * n g ** the guest of his M °rton, third vice-president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa company, will remain in this citv about a week. com (11 son, Paul the Fe Railroad ' *he is Guilty. Wichita, Kan., May ( 3 .-Mrs. Irene Leonard, accused of the murder of her bU8b * nd ' Henr . v H. Leonard, was today ^° Und S uilt J' ot murder in the second isgree. I he fact that Leonard was kill, ed in his own house and that the motive "f Ù 1 U *?' 6 insurance was not only established by circumstantial evidence but by the confession of the defendant. Marion Williams, the divorced husband of the defendant, supposed to have had a hand in the murder was released to day.