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The Best You Can. And what is there that you can do With Much small hands, mv Uttl«> man? You can begin as strong men who Have won the world's regard began: Lach task that you attempt you may Ktiiulve to do as best' you can. 1 he world yog never may deceive. It watches well, my little man. A V,., ‘I 1 ®? a T® doomed to fail who leave I heir tasks half finished; better than A sl.>ven genius Is the dtudge Wno does Ids work as best he can. Ut snia| r | S ° re * cw> y° ur strength Is Your tasks are light, my little man; But vou may glorify them nil. If day by day you bravely plan T “f, th * ,, K you have to do V\ ith all your might as best you can. K. Kiser. Fun In an Echo Game. There is scarcely anything in nature that exerts the fascination over every one alike that does an echo, and, com mon as it may become, there is al ways a feeling of mystery about it that holds us with a charm. Oi? course, we all know that it is merely the reflection of sound from some object, as the side of a house or a rock or a hill; but often we cannot tell how far away the object is that causes it. Here is away to tell, every time, and with a little care you may become quite expert in reckoning the distance. Holding a watch in your hand, shout a single syllable, as “Ho!” or "Ha!” and count the number of seconds from the time you shout until the sound cornea back to you. Now. sound travels at about the rate of 1125 feet a second, so the number of seconds that elapse multiplied by 1125 will give the distance in feet traveled by the voice in going to the object and back to you again, and one-half of that number will be the number of feet away that the object is. Of course, the object may be only a f*w hundred feet away, in which case Timing th* Echo. the sound will come hack in less than a second, hut you may determine the diiitance, nevertheless, by calling; it again as you hear the echo, not before or after it, but just with it. With a little practice you can do this. Repeat the call ten or twelve times, counting the seconds between the firs* call and the last echo. Sup pose, for example, that the time Is seven seconds, and that you called the syllable ten times; then that echo took seven-tenths of a second, and the distance, found In the same way as before. Is about 394 feet. Having amused yourself with the mathematics of an echo, you may find diversion in It as a game. Any number can play, one being chosen to tell a story. The other players have names given to them that will be mentioned in the story, and the storyteller must not forget to call each one of them once or twice. If he calls a name once, the bearer of it must echo It twice; if he calls it twice in succession, the bearer must echo It only once. The story should be so Interesting that the players will forget to coho their names, or echo them the wrong number of times, and then they must pay a forfeit. A bright boy or girl might tell a good story of a shipwreck, giving the players such name as ship, captain, mate, passengers, masts, sails, wind, wave, rocks, sailors, lifeboats, etc. If it is about a wolf hunt the name should be hunter, gun, powder, bullets, dogs, cave, tree, grass, etc. With a good storyteller, the game would be very amusing. Story Game. In the story game the company agrees upon as many nouns as there are players —each in turn contributing one. Each person writes these words at the top of his sheet of paper, and the game consists in writing a short stcry. introducing the nouns in the order in which they have been given. At the end of the time agreed upon iliev are read aloud by the leader or hostess, while the others try to gu?=s authorship. For instance, the nouns proposed are boy, favorites, horse, wood, girl, dragon, fire, flags, cigarette, photographs, prize, ring. One player will perhaps produce something like this: “I took a boy to the circus the other day. Among favorites one horse was easily first; many seemed made of wood. The one we favored was rid den by a dashing girl, who looked as if she could manage a dragon as easily as the horse. Her eyes were full of fire. She reminded me of Ouida's heroine In ‘Under Two Flags' Cigar ette. I snatched a photograph of with my kodak as she dashed past. Of course, the horse won the prize— or whatever the blue ribbon Is called for he was, by all odds, the best in the ring.” Another player writes: “Ah, how the days of chivalry stir red me as a boy! One of my favorites was that of a horse passing through a gloomy wood, ridden by a young and beautiful girl. Suddenly a great and fierce dragon rushes forth from his lair, belching forth fire and smoke in puffs, as a man smokes a cigarette. The courage of the maiden falters and flags, when suddenly a noble knight appears, who, with a blow of his trusty sword, soon lays the beast l°w. Ah, what a theme for a painter! —or. rather, for a snapshot photo graph. had such been known in those picturesque days. Of course, the maiden was the prize of the knight’s prowess, and a wedding ring closed I the story, like those of modern days.” The Hop-Over Game. Stand all the players In a ring, about two feet apart, except one player, who must stand in the center. He must hold one end of a long, strong string. To the other end tie a book, or any other article of similar shape and weight, wrapped up in paper. Now. the player in the center must whirl the parcel around and around the circle on the floor. The game is that any one whose feet are touched by the parcel or the string must be “it” and take his place in the center. Consequently, in order to escape this awful penalty, every player must Jump over the parcel or string when ever it comes around this way. Of course the book is whirled around faster and faster every time, so you can imagine the lively Jump ing that goes on! Ami woe to the slow one! For it Is likely that tho string or parcel will not merely touch his feet, but wind around and round his ankles, making him a hopeless prisoner. This is a jolly game for out of doors. Small Birds' Night Flights. Nearly all the small birds make their long flights by night, spending the daytime quietly feeding and rest ing, so that, if on any day in May the tree tops are full of flitting little warb lers, it is no sign that the following day wjll find them still there. Some kinds, like phoebes, song spar rows, meadow larks and bluebirds, come very early—as soon as tlie snow is all gone and the south sloping hillsides begin to feel warm and “smell of spring.”—St. Nicholas. A Japanese Game. A game popular with both grown people and children in Japan is played as follows: One hundred well-known proverbs arfc selected, each divided into two parts, each part printed on a separate card. The host has the hundred first halves, which he reads aloud; one by one. The hundred second halves are dealt to the other players, who place their hands upward uixm tho "Tata mi,” or thick mat of rich straw on which they sit. As the first half of any proverb is read the holder of the second half throws It out. or, if he sees it unnoticed among his neighbors, seizes It and gives hitrr one of his own. Tho player who Is first "out” wins. It Is a very simple game, but it affords a great deal of amusement to the players, for the quick-sighted and keen-witted are constantly seizing the cards of their duller and slower neigh bors. This leads to much laughter and good-natured teasing. Dandelions. No matter hov* many flowers come later, nor how beautiful they are. it is doubtful if any give the delight that the golden dandelions do. Tho name dandelion comes from the French words “dent de lion," which mean “lion's tooth.” so called on account of the deeply notched leaves of the flower. The use of the dandelion is very old, and derives one of Its many names from a popular game of the Germans, who call it the chain flower, or ring flower. Garlands of these are used in dar.ces, the children holding long How to Make Canoe for One Dollar Get two strong boxes from a grocery store, about two feet by three feet In size, and nail them enuwise as in Fig. 1. Then nail two lmards about four fat*, long across, underneath the boxes, as shown in the sketch. First see that your boxes are as near water tight as you can get them and make them so by caulking up all cranks with oakum soaked in tar. or fill up all cracks with putty. A good plan would be to cover the whole bot tom and sides with canvas and tar it over, and. lacking tar, ppint it. Now two wooden coal oil cases, CC. vig. 2. with two sound empty coal oil cans in each. Paint or tar these cans outside and see that they are air-tight. Nail the wooden cases on to th* boards, F F. and also to the boxes, A .B, as shown in Fig. 2. G over all the boxes with more nails so that they can't come apart with rough handling. You can also wrap tho boxes securely together with galvan ized wire or balling wire. Tar or paint the whole outside of the four boxes. Place a seat across the boxes at G. Then get four springy boards. H H, in Fig. 3. and nail outside these boxes. Bring the ends to a point at each end. as shown in Fig. 4. The ends can be further secured by railing sheet tin across the points, as shown by K, In Fig. 3. They can also be nailed ‘o wreaths of the flowers to form a circle within the ring. Whovere oreaks tho chain pays a forfeit. Shields and Emblems. Now that every boy, and girl, too. Is wearing an emblem of some sort on his collar or sleeve, it Is interesting to know the meaning of some of them. They ore mostly those used in tho United States army, and it will be a good memory test to try and locate Just what the eagle or other emblem on your new reefer indicates. A general wears two silver stars, with tho arms of the United States between. A lieutenant-general shows three silver sta“s. A major-general, two silver stars. A brigadier-general, one silver star. A colonel, a silver spread eagle. A lieutenant-colonel, two silver leaves. A major, two gold leaves. A captain, two silver bars at each end. A lieutenant, one silver bar at each end. A second lieutenant, plain straps without any marks. A Delusion. Give a rapid, circular motion to this picture, either to right or left, and the wheels will seem to whirl rapidly in the same direction as tho motion. A delusion of your eye, of course; but isn't it interesting? Trick With Cards. Here is a card trick that any bright hoy can perform, and a little practice will make him so skilful that no one can detect it. Hold out the pack face downward and ask some one to draw out four cards. Then ask him to look nt then and to think of one of the four. Of course he must not tell you what card he thought of. When he hands the four cards hack to you you must put two of them nt the top, hut you must do this so skill fully that it will not be noticed. Here is where your practice will be needed. Now. in handling the pack, with draw four cards of any sort, no matter what they may be. and place them un der the two cards that you have put at the bottom of the pack. Then, taking six cards from the bottom, spread them out on the table and ask the per son if the card he thought of is among them. If he says no, you are sure that It Is one of *he two that you put on top. You then pass those two cards to tho bottom, and. witndrawing one of them, you lay It on the table, asking him if that is his card. If he says no again, take up the card, put it on top of the pack and ! then, extending the pack toward him, tell hint to draw his enrd from the bottom —and his card is sure to be th*e. | If when you lay down the six cards Ihe says that his card is among them, j you take up the four cards that you have put on the bottom of the pack and put them on top, putting the other ! two at the bottom. L*y one of these on the table, and, if he says it is not \ his. ask him to draw from the bottom of the pack as In the other case. two boards. A A, and further secured by wire threaded through the boards at B, Fig 4. Now you have a lx>at or canoe, as shown in Fig. 4, hut the only water tight portions for the occupant are the two boxes, A B. The air in the empty oil cans will make the whole so buoyant that it cannot sink. If more buoyancy is re quired. two or four more air-tight cans can be secured in the spaces D D or E E: or dry boxes can he put in theru I to contain articles needed. i Probably one or two more oil cans i at D may be found very desirable. Of i course, if you can cover the whole ■ underneath part of the canoe with can ■ vas and tar it over, and thus ke jp ■ out the water from the partitions D I) and E E, the boat will travel faster. The boat will float when completed up to the stage shown In Fig. 2, forming a raft; but the addition of the hoards H H to cleave the water will make it much more like a boat. This is not in any way intended to compare with a purchased boat or canoe. It is simply a cheap, home made article, that any boy living on n lake or river or the sea can make for himself at the cost of about SI.OO, and his parents need have little fear of accMents. as it cannot sink so long as i the empty oil cans are kept air tight.— j Montreal tferald. KILLED BY EXPLOSION DENVER MAN BLOWN TO ATOMS Merritt B. Walley Instantly Killed by Nitroglycerine or Dynamite on Capitol Hill in Denver. Denver, May 2." -By a terrible and mysterious explosion Merritt B. Wal ley of 171 G Marlon street was literally blown to atoms at lo o'clock yesterday morning. The tragedy occurred on the vacant lot at Colfax avenue and Emer son street. Walley’s two children, Edna, aged thirteen, and Raymond, aged eleven, both pupils In the Emerson school, on Ogden street, between Fourteenth and Colfax avenues, heard the deafening roar and shudder, il. Mrs. Walley was awaiting the return of her husband at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. E. Backensto, 919 Ea t Seventeenth avve- Backensto, 919 East Seventeenth ave explosion, as did nearly every one in the city, and with her sister she rushed into the front yard and watched tho cloud of dust vanish in the air. The news that Walley was the vic tim of the deadly explosive came to the wife and childr< n with staggering force. Completely stunned by the sad affair, Mrs. Walley is prostrated at her home. Whether the explosion was due to dynamite or nitroglycerine, whether it was purely an accident or a premedi tated suicide, anti if the former, how it occurred, are the questions that are yet puzzling the polk" and coroner. Walley came to Denver from Ward, Colorado, to join ids family last Mon day. He had be. n working steadily for several months in Ward, and had secured a position in this city as engi neer at the Tabor block, where he was to go to work last night. He was in excellent health and of u cheery dispo sition. lie was deeply attached to his family, and is said to have been In no financial difficult!' He owns property at Leadville, whic h is profitably rented, and also owns some lots in this city and hasr an account at the Columbia Savings Bank. Accordingly, his friends say, all possible motives for sui cide are lacking. Yesterday morning he started out from his home, in company with his wife, for the purpose of looking at a house at the corner of Twelfth and Pennsylvania avenues, which they were contemplating renting. "The I .'' walked together sis far as the* home of Mr. and Mrs. Backensto, on Seven teenth avenue, when Mrs. Walley com plained of being tired. “You go on and look at the house, I will stay here and visit for a while,” said Mrs. Walley. “All right,” replied Walley. "I will go on and you stay here and rest. I will stop for you on my way back.” Mrs. Walley went into the Backen sto house and sat . hatting cheerfully with her sister. Walley went down to Emerson street and turned toward Six teenth avenue. He had no package with him that might conceal dynamite. In less than five minutes the explosion occurred. It is thought that on reach ing the cut-off on Emerson street, near Colfax avenue, Walley took Jlo path across the lot. Noticing the can or odd-looking object, he kicked it. There was a flash, a roar and \. alley's re mains were blown in all directions. Colorado Soldiers Monument. Denver, May 25. As soon after the Memorial Day exercises are over as is possible the commission having in charge the erection of the monumeut to Colorado veterans who died in the Civil War will meet and decide upon the details of the work. This com mission Is composed of Governor Mc- Donald, Department Commander Geo. W. Curfman and John D. Howland, the artist. A few days ago the governor notified the other members that the money was available for the monument and that plans for Its erection should be taken up. Yesterday Commander Curfman and Mr. Howland called upon the governor and It was decided to call a meeting as soon after Memorial Day as possible. Fifteen thousand dollars was appro priated by the Legislature for this pur pose. The law provides that the com mission must first select a site on the capltol ground for the monument and then advertise for designs. When the designs are submitted the most suitable will be chosen by the commission and the contract let for the stone work. It is likely that the site selected will be the one upon which the flagpole in memory of the Colorado soldiers who died in the Spanish War now stands. May Appeal to Congress. Denver. Colo May 25. —The Repub lican this morning prints the follow ing special dbpatch from Washington: "If Secretary Hitchcock decides to build an irrigation storage reservoir in Gore canon, on the Grand river. Colorado, and thereby forces David H. MofTat to run his Salt Lake railroad through the non at a point above the level of tin reservoir, there Is go ing to be a fight in Congress. "This is Mr. Moffat's view at pres ent, and from assurances he has re ceived, he is - isfled that if necessary it will be po- hie to secure a special law authorizi: g his road to have the right of way • rough Gore canon with out interfen i e by the reclamation service of the Interior Department. "Secretary Hitchcock Is apparently opposed to abandoning the idea of building a s age reservoir in Gore canon, regardless of what effect such action will have on the MofTat rail road.” Money for Portland Display. Denver, Ma- 25.—E. Lyman White. Portland Fail commissioner, who has been touring 'tie state with the hope of securing a f> d of $15,000 to exploit Colorado nt 'he Exposition, returned yesterday sanguine of success. He saw the commiss "tiers of Summit. Lake, Pueblo and El Paso counties, and all, with the exception of El Paso, ex pressed then; Ives as favorable to his plan. It is hoped by Mr. White that each of the count i s in the state will sub scribe $250 ai 1 that other funds will be secured by i ivate subscription. The money will 1> used for an educational, horticultural and general display show ing the reso .rces and advantages of Colorado. Deny Cutting of Railroad. St. Peters! urg. May 25. —The au thorities her • flatly deny the report cabled from Tokio to the London Tele graph. to the effect that the Japa nese have ci:* the railroad to Vladivo stok and isolated that fortress. There are two lint to Vladivostok, one di rect byway of Khabarovsk, Siberia, and the oth r via Harbin. Late in th 'lay telegrams were re ceived from Harbin saying that both Vladivostok '-'ere working and the As sociated Prc-s was authorized to deuy the report of the fortress' Isolation. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DOINGS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY Ten Million-Dollar Fund for Disabled Ministers—Would Withdraw From Christian Endeavor Union. Winona Lake, Ind., May 25.—The General Assembly, of the Presbyterian Church yesterday heard, discussed and approved and recommendations Incor porated the reports of committees on foreign missions and Sunday school work; appointed a committee to in vestigate and report on the feasibility of the plan of Justice Harlan of the United States Supreme Court for the erection of a central Presbyterian cathedral at the national capital, and endorsed a project which proposes the collection of a permanent fund of $lO,- 000,000, the income from which is to be expended in annuities for aged min isters of the Presbyterian church and their families. The committee on sustenance was commanded to undertake the work of establishing this fund. The committee now has a permanent fund of nearly $1,650,000 with which to begin oper ations. The remainder is to be raised among congregational contributions, gifts and an insurance scheme by which a minister may, by paying about $24 a year for thirty years, draw an annuity of SSOO. Before the thirty years have elapsed it is estimated the permanent fund will be sufficient to increase the annuity to SI,OOO. There are 820 ministers entitled to share in this annuity plan. The assembly will undertake to get control of Its young people by trans ferring them from the jurisdiction of the Christian Endeavor Union to the direct cnre of the Presbyterian church. On the subject of foreign missions, the report of the board, as read by Dr. O. N. Lacock of Chicago, showed the expenditures for the work in Africa, China, Japan. Korea, Mexico, Persia, the Philippines. Siam. South America and Syria. The receipts for the year ending In April were $1,184,778, and disburse ments $1,188,422. A deficit of $41,000 in 1904 has been reduced to $38,762. The report urged special Christmas and New Year's contributions from Sabbath schools and asked for $1,500,- 000 for foreign mission work next year. A new church in Korea was recom mended. Secretary Halsey of the board, who spoke on the report, said not half of the enormity of the atrocities on the Congo river was known and that a day of reckoning was coming for the king of Belgium. The assembly adopted all the recom mendations of the foreign missions hoard and decided that the fitness of a candidate for a foreign mission should be determined by his presbytery. CROP OUTLOOK GOOD. Colorado Farmers Will Do Well This Year. Denver. May 25. —Crop conditions are generally favorable on the western slope, but not so favorable on the east ern, It is said by the weekly crop bul letin issued by F. H. Brandenburg, the section director of the United States Weather Bureau. The bulletin treats exhaustively of the crop conditions taking reports from each county. It says that while heavy rains have done some damage and that cut worms arc active, the general outlook is good. Gardens are backward but In good con dition. An extract from the bulletin follows: "in the western counties the weather has been generally clear, with tempera ture about normal, and while some rain has fallen, the amounts have been be low the normal. On the eastern slope the temperature has averaged about one degree or two degrees below nor mal, with cloudy weather and numer ous showers; the rainfall, however, has been slightly below the normal, except In the Arkansas valley and extreme southeastern counties. The creeks lit the various parts of the state are ris ing rapidly, and many bottom lands are under water. Conditions have been generally favorable to crops on the western, but rather unfavorable on the eastern slope. Heavy rain t*id hail on the 18th and 19th damaged grain, gar dens and fruit. In the eastern counties, the Arkansas valley and along the di vide. Vegetation has been almost nl a standstill on the eastern slope, but the various crops remain In good con dltion, except that cut worms are injur ing beets and alfalfa in Weld county. Seeding and planting are well ad vanced, especially on the western slope; east of the mountains work is being pushed as rapidly as conditions permit. Winter and spring wheat and rye continue In good condition, also other small grain; early plantings of beets and potatoes are coming tip, and beets are being cultivated in the north central section. Gardens, while back ward, are coming on nicely. Ranges are improving. The condition of fruit is generally good and prospects excel lent, excepting peaches; plum, apple, apricots and pear trees are In bloom." Murderers Again Reprieved. Denver. Colo.. May 23.—Frederick Arnold and Newton Andrews, the boy Murderers of Mrs. Aman.fa Young blood. were granted a reprieve of three weeks by Governor McDonald yester day. This postpones the execution from this week, the scheduled, to the week of June 11th. although, if the case is taken up by the United States Supreme Court, as Attorney Willis V. Elliott hopes, it probably will take sev eral years for a decision. The reprieve is as follows: "Newton Andrews and Frederick Ar nold are hereby granted a reprieve un til the week beginning Sunday. Juno 11. 1905." If the United States Court refuses to consider the matter the execution la expected to take place about June 15th. Russian Prince Assassinated. Baku. Caucasia. May 25.—The gov ernor of Baku. Prince Nakachidze. was assassinated at 3 p. m. yesterday by a bomb which was thrown at his car riage. A lieutenant who was accompanying the governor, and a bystander, wero also killed by the explosion and the coachman is believed to have been fa tally Injured. First Strawberries. Denver. Colo., May 25.—A Canon City dispatch last night says: The first strawberries of the local crop this season were placed on sale by local dealers today. The berries are fine looking and readily bring $4 a crate, which is the highest price paid foi them In Canon City In several years. Knowledge by a bank of the Insol vency of factors possessing authority Jo deposit money belonging to their customers in their own t\ames is held, in Interstate National bank vs. Clax ton (Tex.), 65 L. It. A. 820. not to be sufficient to charge It with liability for the misappropriation of such funds which It permits to be checked out in favor of third persons, although by the exercise of care It might have known that a misappropriation was being effected. A small boat used for the common carriage of passengers for hire, ami having neither sleeping apartments nor places for meals, is held. In Peo ple vs. Bernard (Mich.), 65 L. R. A. 559, not to be a dwelling house, so us to Justify the forcible resistance of an officer win) attempts to enter It to serve process, although a seat in the boat is used for a sleeping place by the person in possession of the boat. The right of the owner of an island to an injunction to compel the re moval of nets set in the adjoining waters in such a manner as to con stitute a public nuisance is sustained in Reyburn vs. Sawyer (N. C.), 65 I* R. A. 930, where they Interfere with the access to nnd from the island ami the one responsible for them is in solvent. so that an action for damuges would not afford adequate relief. A judgment determining the amount to be contributed by the stockholders of an in Insolvent corporation for the payment of Its debts under constitu t'auial and statutory provisions mak ing stockholders liable for debts to the amount of the par value of the stock held by them Is held,, in Dlght vs. Chapman (Ore.), 65 I* R. A. 793. to render the amount due from each stockholder a debt provable in bank ruptcy proceedings against him, so as to be canceled by a discharge, although lie did not appear in the proceeding against the corporation, where the judgment there is binding upon him. Merely placing a design on the covers of an edition of an author's works without registering it as a trademark, or giving notice that it Is claimed as such. Is held. In Kipling vs. Ci. P. Putnam's Sons (C. C. A. 2d C.), 65 L. R. A. 873, not to protect it from use by others. An assignment of wages to bo earned In the future under an exist ing contract Is held, in Mallin vs. Wen ha m (111.), 65 L. R. A. 602, to be valid, und the fact that the term of employment is not of definite duration is held to be immaterial. That Injury to one attempting to drive a horse across a railroad track would not have happened but for the unsnapping of a line Is held. In lllnch man vs. Pere Marquette R. R. Co. Gave Sun Permission to Set. "One of the odd things that I saw In the trip up the east coast of Africa was file permission given each day by one of the kings for the sun to set," said T. A. Rose, who recently made a trip to South Africa, says the Milwau kee sentinel. "At one of the ports where we stopped the soldiers were drawn up on the parade ground before the royal palace as the sun was set ting. With pomp and ceremony the ruler advanced to the front of the balcony on the second floor and ma jestically waved his hand toward the sun. "One of his subjects explained to me (hat It was the royal sanction for the sun to set. When asked as to whether the ruler gave his permission for the sun to rise in the morning the man replied that the sun must ulways rise before the ruler, but that it never could go down unless the royal hand waved approval. The king who did this was the sultan of Zanzibar. "I hardly believe that he himself was sincere in thinking his permission necessary, for be was educated for four years at Harrow College in Eng land, but the performance was to in crease the belief among the subjects in his divine origin." Convict Seeks a Bride. Perhaps the strangest request ever ■ asked of a state executive reached Gov. Folk of Missouri by mall a few days ago. It was In the form of a let ter from a young man who had served a term in the penitentiary at Jeffer son city. He is looking for a wife and will only marry an ex-convict. “She 1 must be blonde," ne wrote, “and I weighing about 140 pounds and who has also done time. I don't want a woman from either St. Louis or Kan sas City, but one who has been raised in the country. Experience has tuuglit me that the less a girl kuows about city life and the city ways the better wife she makes. German Ruler in a Frolic. The German emperor and empress can unbend on occasion. A berlln pa per prints a letter from a member of ♦he crew of the imperial yacht Hohen zollern describing the Easter day romp of Emperor William nnd the empress. After th« sailors had received their Easter eggs ami other presents they were all sent below while their majesties hid oranges in the cabins and in various places around the deck. The sailors then returned and hunt ed for the oranges "You have found ail but two.” said the emperor at length, and there was a fresh hunt. Finally one of the sailors saw the em peror’s pocket bulging, pul his hand into and took out an orange. The ether oragne was found i.i the em press' parasol. Lid Is On Tight. Charles Sochlcr. 80 years old. who says he has made a good living in New York for fifty years by repairing j roulette wheels ami other gambling paraphernalia, the other night asked for accommodations at a station . house, saying gam'ding was "done ! for" In New York city. RECENT LEGAL DECISIONS (Mich.), 65 1,. R. A. 553, not to re lieve the railroad company from liabil ity for the Injury, if the horse was frightened by defendant’s negligence and the unsnapping of the line was ca ised by its rearing because of the fright. A right of action for malicious prosecution of a civil action in which, tin,re is no arrest or attachment of icoperty nnd no special injury in fill ted which would not necessarily. ie:.ult from the prosecution of any similar suit, is denied. In Abbott vs. Thorne (Wash.), 65 I.*, R. A. 826. '.*he use of geographical or descript iv* terms to palm ofT the goods of one manufacturer or vendor as those of another, and to carry on unfair corn lie Itlon, Is held, in Schaver vs. Heller & Nlerz company (C. C. A. Bth C.), 65 L. R. A 878, to be lawfully enjoined by a court of equity to the same ex tent as the use of any other terms or sy«nbois. A federal court is held in Arbuckle vs Blackburn (C. C. A. 6th C.), 65 L. R. A. 864, to have no jurisdiction to enjoin a state food commissioner from proceeding to enforce a pure fond statute of the state by crlminu! prosecution, on the ground that he has erroneously construed the statute to include matters not within it. Stockholders in, nnd owners of, land served by an Irrigation ditch, who tacitly assent to, and are present without objection during the exten sion of, the canal over land of theirs for the purpose of changing the point of Intake, are held. In Crescent Canal company vs. Montgomery (Cal.), 65 I*. R. A. 940, to be stopped from object ing to the maintenance of the canal after its completion. Notice of acceptance Is held, in Cowan, McClung & Co. vs. Robert® (N. C.),65 L. R. A. 729, not to ho necessary to hind one who executes a paper by which be "hereby” guaran tees a debt which another now owes, or may owe In the future, to u speci fied amount, the instrument expressly stuting that It is to remain in full force until the debt Is fully discharged or the agreement is relinquished iu wi ltlng. Parol Instructions by one who has given money to another for safe keep ing. which lias been deposited by tho latter's husband in a Imnk upon a cer tificate taken in ills own name, to tho one to whom the money was de livered, ns to the persons to whom it is to be paid after the death of tho donor, without any instruction In writ ing or delivery of the certificate of tho deposit, are held. In Hawn vs. Stoler (Pa.). 65 L. R. A. 813. not to be suffi cient to effect a valid gift causa mortis. He Wasn't a Legislator. A traveling tnnn who "makes” Kan sas City frequently was dining In tho cafe of one of the large hotels when he thought he'd play a trick on hit* waiter. "See that niun at the next ta ble, George?” he said. The waiter nodded assent. "That's Dr. Alonzo Tubbs, the Missouri legis lator, who Is trying to stop tipping." The waiter grew interested at once. "Well, ain’t dat too bud," he said. "All's been waitin' on him too.’* "Well, you won't get any tip there." said the traveling man. "Ah slitting- Iy treated him right," replied Iho wqlter. *‘A few minutes later the maj at th-i other table left and the waiter re turned to the traveling man. “Well.’’ said the drummer, "whuf did I tell you? Xcuse ino, tah, but ah thinks you tole me er fabrication." said the waiter, grinning. "Dat man ain’t a leglslatah- lie's a gentleman." The man had given him a quarter. Possibilities of a Hot Egg. A sign, "Hot Egg Sandwich." fcp pealed to the pompous young lawyer and briskly lie entered the restaurant. "An egg sandwich,” addressing tho courteous waiter and looking about the crowded dining room imperious ly. • No sooner had the sandwich receiv ed a cursory examination from tin* particular lawyer than he shouted in dignantly: "Here, waiter, this is not what l ordered!" "You ordered an egg sandwich, sir," i humbly rejoined the waiter. | "And this egg, you driveling dunce." sputtered the patron as he disclosed a portion of a chicken lodged between the slices of bread. "My dear sir," expostulated the waiter most generously, "you evident ly are not able to appreciate the possi bilities of a hot egg."—New York Times. Proctor Buys Washington Property. Senator Proctor of Vermont Is be coming one of the largest owners of real estate in Washington. He seems to have great faith in the permanence of values in that city. Recently he purchased the Glover building, a mod ern office structure on F street near the treasury, ami he Is also extensive *y engaged in building operations. To carry these on he has organized a company and will use marble from his Vermont quarries in a large seven story apartment house on K street, near Fifteenth, and also a large office structur/e. to be rented to the govern ment at the corner of Vermont avenue and Fifteenth street. N. W. Rescinds Bounty on Scalps. Rescmas Bounty on scalps. Hamilton county doesn’t propose to be bunkoed any longer. For years it has paid a bounty on coyote scalps. Adjoining counties never paid a boun ty. and hunlers for a hundred miles around would take their coyote scalps to Hamilton and get bounty. Hamil ton has got tired of furnishing "incen tive” for the destruction of coyotes and has rescinded the scalp bounty or der. — Kansas City Journal.