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IS fIOOUT I XA/HITE eagle OF WYO MING TELLS HOW THE LAW MAKES LIFE UNHAPPY FOR THE MEN WHO FOLLOW DIS HONEST CALL IN G IN THE GREAT HORSE AND CATTLE STATES * * * JCATTERED over the ranges of Montana, Wyo ming and the Dakotas are more than six million horses. These are round ed up once a year by their owners and those in shape are sold. The rest of the herds are left to roam at will the wide ranges until the next round-up. Numbers of these range horses are often stolen. But not so frequently as one might at first imagine. The Horseman’s Protective association, a very strong organization, with mem bers scattered over all the range states, and money to back it, is ever active in attending to the matter of thefts of range stock. Besides the standing reward of the association of five hundred dollars for the capture of thieves, the rancher whose stock is stolen always offers an additional reward. Sheriffs, stock inspectors, with fre quently a posse of cattlemen, are the thief hunters. The sheriffs are al ways old-time cowboys, who know the countrj' and can shoot, ride, and stand exposure with the best of them, and it is seldom that a thief gets clean away with a bunch of stock. Horse thieves are still hated in the West, but are not so summarily dealt with now as in earlier days when the jails and courts of iaw were few. Then the thief generally made a swift exit from earth at a rope’s end. But law r has long ago found its way into Cat tleland; telephones and telegraphs carry swift messages and automobiles make swift trips and the thieves gen erally land in state’s prison. However, there Is one man who for the last six years has not only stolen almost when and where he pleased, out -sold stock back to the owners, after the brands had been worked vv .mv at which art lie is a past master. This man. William McCracken, a Texan, has repeatedly eluded and de fied sheriffs and posses sent out to capture him. He firs came to Belle Fourche, S. D., in the Spring of 1904. Belle Fourche, at that time, was the largest shipping point for beef cattle in the world. Shortly after his ar rival McCracken got a job punching cows for the 3-V outfit, then the larg est in the West. He was a very quiet young man, of good appearance and education, a good cow hand, and well liked by his bosses and the riders of the outfit. Working for the outfit at this time was Thomas Tait. a young man since elected sheriff of Campbell county, Wyoming. From the time of Mc- Cracken’s arrival and until his arrest by J. T. Farrell, then sheriff of Crook county. Wyoming, on information from Texas, Tait and McCracken were a good deal together as cow tboys in the same outfit. Since being elected sheriff Tait has led in the chase after his once friend and com rade several times. On a recent trip to Sturgis. S. D., with stock inspector Chuck Fitch, of Gillette, and the sheriffs of Miles City, Mont., and Sun Dance, Wyo., to in spect a bunch of horses in that dis trict. the party arrested three men. The horses belonged to H. J. Chassell of Gillette and T. W. Matthews of Spearfisli, S. D. Thq men arrested as the thieves were mepibers of Mc- Cracken’s gang, and now await trial at Sturgis. After his arrest in 1907 by Sheriff Farrell, McCracken was taken back to Texas, where he was wanted for thefts of stock, bank robbery, bond jumping, and other crimes. He was helped out of these troubles by his father and, soon after, returned to Belle Fourche, accompanied by his wife, a very intelligent woman, and their little boy. and for a while, con ducted a road house at Alzada, Mont., but later took up a claim on the head of Thompson creek and started in the stock business. Soon after McCracken located the ranch horses in the vicinity began to disappear by ones, twos, threes, and GATHERED FACTS In times of peace London contains 16 embassies and legations represent ative of foreign countries. The stilted plover is so named be cause of Its long, stiltlike legs. Only one species is found in England. In the calendar year 1915, in which the United States made such marked advances industrially and in trade, the trade of the territory of Alaska showed an increase of more than $12,- 000,000 over the preceding year, A globular lifeboat which can carry 16 persons safely through the rough est water has been invented by a Dane who once saw an iron water tank float ing several weeks after a wreck. To protect a person’s shoes from wear when walking over rough ground Is the purpose of auxiliary soles to be strapped upon them that have been Invented by an Australian. Sun glasses have been invented for baseball players, so hinged to a cap that a touch will drop them Into posi tion for a man to see a ball coming toward him while looking directly at the sun. ie THier cosiness ZX-JHZfc&F £l/2ZZT<~ in whole bunches, and he was suspect ed at once. He had gathered around him a bunch of old cowboys whose reputations were as unsavory as his own. They were Bobby Shorthandle, Babe Ellis, “Poker Jim” Roberts, and Garfield McCoy. Two deputy sheriffs, after skulking about among the hills and brush near the McCracken ranch,' by the use of strong spy glasses, saw McCracken take a bunch of horses from a pasture and drive them to a corral that was hid in a washout. The officers fol lowed and just as McCracken was about to run the brand on a horse which he had just roped from the bunch and thrown, they rode up and covered him with their guns. The outlaw hesitated a little when ordered to put his hands up, as if he was measuring chances, but as both guns w'ere leveled at him. h© obeyed. The officers then disarmed him, and as he seemed to be perfectly willing to go with them, they did not handcuff him or restrain him in any way. As it was almost night the officers decided to go to the McCracken ranch and remain until morning. On their arrival Mrs. McCracken, who kept perfectly cool and seemed not at all worried over her husband’s ar rest, cooked a bountiful supper and all sat down in apparent friendship to eat. The officers’ skulking about in the hills so long on short rations had left them half famished, they ate prodig iously, after which they moved their chairs back from the table and lit their pipes. That was the last they remembered until morning, when they awoke, rubbed their eyes and looked about stupidly. Their prisoner was gone. They looked at Mrs. McCracken inquiringly and that lady laughingly told them that she had placed some sleep medicine in their coffee so that her husband might make his escape without having to resort to shooting. The officers had to acknowledge them selves beaten and went away empty handed. Soon after this word was received that McCracken was still around in the Thompson creek country, and staying with his family most of the time. Then Sheriffs John Thorn, of Crook county, Wyoming, and Hy Hance, of Butte county, South Dakota, rode out to investigate. They kept watch on the place for several days by means of spy glasses when they saw, one morning. Mc- Cracken come out, walk around, and then re-enter the house. They then rode up to the place and the little boy came out to speak with them. “Say, sonny," said Thorn. “Go tell your dad to come out here and give himself up. We know he is in there and have come to take him, dead or alive." Thorn then rode to the top of a hill just in front of the house, while Hance rode to the rear and took up his position between the house and barn. The officers had hardly reached their positions after sending the little boy in with their message when the door opened directly in front of Thorn. Mrs. McCracken stood in the door way, while behind her was her hus band, with a Winchester rifle laid across her shoulder. A patent has been granted for a handcuff that cannot be accidentally locked, therefore always is ready for use. The tower of a tall church in Swit zerland has been equipped to receive the time signals sent out by wireless telegraphy from the Eiffel tower in Paris. An induction balance has been de vised for the purpose of finding bu ried shells in the soil of a former battlefield, so that the farmer may go over it safely with the plow. Some seeds have such hard cover ings as to be almost, impervious to wa ter, but an lowa man has invented a machine to scarify them and thus im prove their germinating qualities. A calculator that shows the money values of one country in the terms of several others and applies the values to various weights and measures has been Invented by an Englishman. As an addition to the Bertillon sys tem of identification an Omaha dentist has perfected a way to register the ridges of upper gums, which, he says, never change and are different In ev ery individual. “Beat it,” the outlaw yelled to Thorn. Thorn hesitated, whereat the outlaw fired, the bullet knocking the dust beneath the feet of Thorn’s horse. But still the sheriff hesitated. McCracken fired again and the bul let went through Thorn's coat, be neath his arm, and he hesitated no longer, but fled. Hance, realizing, as had Thorn, that he could not shoot McCracken without the risk of hitting Mrs. McCracken, turned and was spurring his horse for the breaks as fast as he could go when McCracken ran around the house and emptied his rifle at him. After the shooting the outlaw went to the barn, got his saddle horse and started away. Thorn and Hance got together and followed him for several miles, but the outlaw was well mount ed and they could not, or did not wish to get near enough to have a shoot ing match with him. Next day a posse was formed, and with a blood hound, “Dude,” famous in that region, took up the outlaw’s trail again. The hound followed the trail for forty miles through that most deso late spot of land in all the Northwest, the Badlands of southeastern Mon tana. finally bringing the outlaw to hay in a lonely patch of pines. The sheriff then called upon him to sur render. The answer was a shot, fol lowed by another and another, the bullets whizzing so close that the whole posse were held at bay until darkness, when McCracken made good his escape. Mrs. McCracken and her little son still continue to reside at the Thomp son Creek ranch and there are stories that the husband and father is a fre quent visitor there, going and coming about as he pleases. It is also stated that there is a tun nel leading from the house to the creek, and that a swift horse, fully equipped, is kept tied in the creek bed out of sight and when any sus picious person is seen approaching the outlaw reaches his horse through the tunnel, mounts, and is soon far away into the Badlands. Horses are still being stolen in the country around the McCracken ranch, and officers have tried time and again to capture McCracken, who they feel sure is leader of the gang, but have so far failed,. This gang operates over a large portion of Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. McCracken and those of his gang still at liberty know every foot of the desolate country that surrounds their headquarters at the Thompson creek ranch and have, besides, scores of friends, who, while they would not steal anything themselves, are true Westerners, in that they will not re fuse food and shelter to a friend, al though he be a thief. It is the opinion of Sheriff Tait, who is as loyal in his official duties as he •was in friendship when punching cows on the open range, that the gang’ is safe from capture for a long time. The country is sparsely settled and will so remain a great while, as few people would desire or attempt to make a home in th*at region, except those of the outlaw’s own kind, and to anyone who craves fame or ad venture the McCracken ranch on the head of Thompson creek awaits inves tigation. Changefuiness. “A wise man may change his opin ion.” “Yes,” replied Senator Sorghum. “But It’s like changing a twenty-dollar bill. If you’re careless about it you finish with nothing worth mention ing.” Theory and Practice. “Do you believe in the theory of re incarnation?” “Yes. I think the theory is all right. But I have my doubts about its practice amounting to much.” Their Reading. “In old times, when men chased and knocked down maidens they wanted to marry, they changed an old proverb somewhat.” “What was it?” “With them it was hit and miss.” Nonsense. “A little nonsense, you know, is relished by the best of men.” , “Yes,” replied Senator Sorghum. “But some of us get so proud of our own particular product that we want It taken seriously,” THE SEA COAST ECHO. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI GWQggg Life is worth while. Its work is not useless. Its joys are not superficial. Its discipline is not unnecessary. When disappointments come, face them cheerfully. Wondrous Is the strength of cheer fulness. MEALS FOR SMALL FAMILY. When buying chicken, save the wing tips, neck and giblets for soup. B Save the white meat for creamed chicken or for pudding and one may have several meals from Chicken Pudding or Souffle.—Chop the un cooked white meat of the chicken, then rub it fine. Put half a cupful of dry bread crumbs with a cup ful of milk over the fire to soften, add the chicken, salt, pepper and the yolks of three eggs, beaten. Mix well, then fold in the w r ell-beaten whites and put into a buttered baking dish. Bake in a moderate oven twenty minutes or until it is firm. Serve at once or it will fall. It is much better to entertain two or three guests on different days than to give a large affair which upsets the routine of the home. On the day or the day before entertaining for an eve ning company one might have turkey, then the cold slice meat may be used in various w ? ays or served in sand wiches for the evening. A pineapple or Edam cheese keeps w r ell and is perhaps a more economical cheese to buy unless cheese is bought in very small quantities. Left-over fish may be served in a cream sauce or in a salad, making very good dishes so that one may buy a fish, boil or bake it and not feel that it is too expensive for the small fam ily. The following is a good dinner menu for the small family: Tomato soup, broiled slice of fish with lemon butter, potato balls, sliced cucumbers with French dressing, apple pie, cheese and coffee. Mutton Boudins. —Take a pint of finely chopped mutton previously cooked. Cook together for two min utes two tablespoonfuls of soft crumbs and half a cupful of stock or water; add a tablespoonful of butter and the meat nicely seasoned with salt, pepper and onion juice and two well beaten eggs. Fill into gieased custard cups. Set in a pan of bo ling water and bake until firm. Turn out and garnish each boudin with p^iey. Lack of V* ifbt rest. 'A mini quite klie is a .mind distress,- ) One doesn't learn much while talking, which may explain why some people know so little. VEGETABLE DISHES. Cabbage is one of our wholesome vegetables and if properly cooked, is ■ jo™ usually easily digested. Uncooked cabbage is more easily digested Sg* than cooked; but if the ') = Jf7 ve g e * a bl e I s cooked in an open kettle allowing the odors to pass off with the steam, it is found to be more easily di gested. Cabbage With Pork. —This is a homely, old-fashioned dish, but very appetizing. Place half a pound of salt pork in a kettle of boiling water and cook gently for three hours. Place the cabbage in the kettle with the boiling pork and cook until the cab bage is tender. Serve with vinegar. Smoked ham or bacon may be used instead of the pork, if liked. Celeriac. —This is a delicious vege table prized by our German friends, and one that should be more often grown. The roots, not the stalks, are used. They are about the size of a turnip. Pare the celeriac, cut in thin slices and let stand in cold water. from this and drop into boiling w r ater and cook until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water, then reheat in a rich white sauce and serve. Celeriac makes a nice cream soup, or simply cooked and seasoned with butter, salt and pepper and used as a vegetable with chicken it is most appetizing. Force mashed and seasoned potato through a into a buttered bak ing dish, place in the oven to brown. Gypsy Stew.—Cook together small carrots, new onions, green peas aud potatoes until tender, then add two slices of diced salt pork, fried brown, to the drained vegetables, and season well with salt, pepper and good rich milk, heated to the boiling point. Serve hot. x Poisonous Javanese Snake. As everyone will instantly compre hend, the amagahasebi of Java, a very poisonous snake, is so called from its ombrellalike head. The creature makes x peculiar noise by the nimble moving >f its tongue and a slight touch of Its fangs is fatal. Use for Apple Wood. Apple wood, used almost exclusively for saw handles, also furnishes mate rial for the large wood type used in printing signs and posters. What She Meant to Imply. He —“One thing is sure. I don’t in tend to be criticized and censured be cause I have failed to realize your ex pectations.” She —“You misunder stand me completely. All that 1 have lone is to express my coilVietion that tou have more than Justified my ut to love foolishly Is better than It is not enough that women should be home-makers; but they must make the world itself a larger home.—Fran ces Willard. There is no defeat, no call for re treat can be blown from the bugle of right.—Lillian Stevens. FOODS WHICH GO TOGETHER. Beside the hygienic, there is th€ esthetic side of vegetable and meat t combinations. Potatoes have little flavor and are better borne by the palate than many other vegetables. In conse quence in many homes they are served daily and oftener. In our food combinations if we please the eye we will please the palate and thus the stomach is also pleased. There are certain foods which seem made to go together. For example, mutton with rice, and lamb with peas Group with these some pleasing com bination of green vegetables and the main part of the menu is thought out. For a roast beef main dish, mashed or baked potatoes, spinach, cauliflow er, cooked cabbage, brussels sprouts or string beaus are good combinations. With boiled beef we like turnips or carrots and plain boiled potatoes, with a lettuce with French dressing or a cold slaw, celery or sliced tomatoes. With boiled mutton, caper sauce and rice with stewed turnips, or aspar agus or green peas. Breaded chops with tomato sauce and peas. Lamb, mint sauce, rice and peas, or a dish of young carrots. Roast turkey, potato croquettes, boiled onions and a green salad. Cran berry jelly. Roast pork, apple sauce, stewed on ions and a lettuce salad. Roast duck —stuff with celery and serve orange salad with French dress ing. Geese —stuff with potato flavored with onion; serve apple sauce and sauerkraut. The goose may also be stuffed with apple and prunes and the salad be of watercress. Venison —serve a spiced grape jelly, mashed potatoes and lettuce and to mato salad. Broiled chicken, cream sauce, w r af fles. With fish —potatoes are always served. The mintage of wisdom Is to know that is rust, and that real life is love, laughter and work. It better tc know less than to know much that ain’t so.—Josh Billings. FOOD FOR PRIME OF LIFE. Nature’s plans cannot be thwarted, “as a man sow t s, shall he also reap.” a At fifty, if men and wom en have lived correctly, physical and mental powers should be at -~y A their best, and their I* *1 1 manner of living then decides whether these ■ powrers continue to a Ak f" j] ripe old age. The foun tain of eternal youth springs from the river of enthusiasm, and he is never old who keeps in touch with the moving things of life. Physical and mental nourishment cannot be separated and it is yet one of the unaccountable things that we w r lll not recognize it. A perfect old age has its foundation laid in youth. One cannot defy all the laws of God and man for twenty years and expect to enjoy old age. Someone has said that four-fifths of the diseases which embitter life are caused from improper food or avoid able errors in diet. The child in the building of his structure needs ap proprfate food. After the building process is complete he needs only that food which repairs tissue aud gives heat and energy. Business men are as unwise in their noonday lunches as are their wives whom they criticize because theirs consist of a chocolate eclair and a cup of cocoa. One is as absurd as the other. The man who bolts hearty food, hurrying through the meal back to brain vrork usually has no time for death bed confidences. A wholesome meal for a brain worker, who takes time to masticate It, is a small piece of red meat, care fully cooked, a baked potato, a sliced tomato, some boiled rice or a baked apple with cream, cup custard or sponge cake with stewed prunes, whole-wheat bread, with plenty of butter, and a moderate use of coffee. irC&2- In the Same Boat. “I say, old man,” began Jenkins, a chronic borrower, ‘Tm in a terrible fix. I want some money badly, and I haven’t the slightest idea where on earth I’m going to get it.” “Neither have I,” declared Billikins, stalking off. New Source of Wealth. Experiments have shown that the Chinese wood oil tree, from the nut of which an oil used in varnishes is obtained, can be successfully grown in northern Florida. Good Furniture Polish. Mix equal parts of boiled linseed oil, turpentine and vinegar in a bottle. Shake well each time before using. Apply with a woolen cloth, then polish with a dry cloth. This makes all marks and scratches disappear and furniture look like nem It is very inexpensive and is better than the best furniture polish on the market. To Determine Painting’s Age. According to a London chemist, the surest way to determine the age of a painting i to analyse the pigments. IK THE JU&ILLL riARK.LT, KINGSTON THERE are two great public mar kets in Kingston. Jamaica, where the natives sell fruit and vegetables and *il sorts Of local commodities for little more than a song. These are Victoria Market, by the harbor at the foot of King street, where war vessels and colliers sail in to port across the blue waters of the Caribbean almost daily, and Jubilee Market, further uptown, and fronting the public square where are the great banyan trees and all manner of tropi cal plants. The daily supplies are brought to market by the natives in large flat baskets borne on their heads or in panniers on the backs of the small burros that are the burden bearers of the island, says a writer in the New York Sun. These little beasts, hardly larger than big dogs, are led or driven, their owcrs generally walking beside them. In the open spaces of the market woman venders take up their positions for the day on the bare ground or per haps seated on low boxes, with their slender stock in trade spread out in little heaps about them These consist of a few yams, or bread fruit, or nase berries, or whatever they may chance to have, and upon which they make during the long sunny days only a few pennies profit. They pay about a shilling and sixpence per week as license for the space that they and their wares occupy and clear scarcely enough to supply even their simplest necessities. Yet for the most part they are cheerful and happy, and the soft, continuous patter of their voices as they gossip and trade all day suggests the name of the tree, “Women’s Tongues.” whose dry pods rustle to gether so musically in the country lanes. It does one good at any time to make the tour of the market, walking among the women with their strange fruits and vegetables, and buying a penny’s worth here and a ha’penny’s worth there for the sheer delight of it all. “Buy a ripe banana!” they will call out mellifluously, or “Buy a sweet orange!” or “Ha’penny! Ha’penny! Buy a cake!” And looking down into their engaging brown faces one de sires forthwith to buy everything. Market Women in Scrap. Picking my way gingerly one day among the scores of seated and stoop ing venders, and being very careful not to step into the little piles of pep pers and what not that were out spread everywhere, I plunged into the midst of a lively scrap between two colored women. One of them, who had been seated on a box in the sun shine. irascible with her long vigil, had picked up her seat and moved it back plump into the midst of her neighbor and her neighbor's wares, all outspread together on the ground. The result was a scrimmage, with much pushing and chattering, all of which was so funny that my amusement set them laughing also, and the trouble wound up in a good natured romp among them. And, oh, but the sun was hot, and the blinding white light quivered out upon the waters of the harbor. A row of stalls runs along one side of the market, where sticky sweets are sold, most unappetizing to foreign sensibilities. The stuff is ladled out of great dingy cans and sold in penny worths and farthing amounts or more. Near this row of stick ghee are racks and stacks of flimsy cotton goods and ribbon, laces and embroideries, all im Another Matter. Mr. Babcock had just been telling his wife of an old friend. "And he said he knew me when I was a little firl?” interrogated the wife. ‘‘No,’ aid Babcock, “he didn’t say anything of the sort.” "But you just said he did,” said Mrs. Babcock. "No.” said the man, “I didn’t.” “Why. Charles!” exclaimed the wife, “what did he say, then?” “I said,” replied the brute, “that he said he knew you when he was a little boy.” Personality of Perfumes. When a woman boasts that she faev er uses perfumes, that she thinks they are “common and loud,” I some how feel sorry that her knowledge of perfumes is so limited. There is something about the intangible fra grance of a few varieties of French perfume that seem the very essence of refinement —a something that re minds us of old ladles in real lace caps, the old ladies of our dreams. There are other perfumes, very ex pensive foreign perfumes, too, that smell like Broadway chorus girls. Truly perfumes have personalities! maculately fresh and clean, though scarcely three feet removed from the sweets. There are piles also of linen and cotton prints, whose cheapness the venders loudly proclaim as they stand measuring the goods off by the yard and selling it at ridiculously low prices. It was near this place that a woman buying embroidery that trailed down into the dust, held in her arms a plump little brown baby. It chuckled and held out its hands to me. playing like a kitten. I found that fhe only name by which it was known was “Da-da.” Later, on the edge of the crowd that overflowed into the street, I discovered little “Murenne Cole," black as a. coal, hiding behind her mother’s skirts and laughing up into my face. The brown babies In Jamaica are irresistible. f There are many coolie women in the markets, who sell fruits and vegetables as well as their odd East Indian trin kets. These women are bedecked with heavy silver ornaments, in which they invest most of their limited means, and the necklaces, bracelets, rings, anklets and bangles with which they are loaded down, display exquisite workmanship and design. The manner in which many of these ornaments aro worn indicates caste, and a lot of fili gree work disfiguring the nostril pro claims a married woman. These East ern women are alw’ays picturesque and often beautiful. Wistful and fawn like, with soft, dusky skins, they aro as shy and proud as wild animals. Tobacco by the Yard. Over in one corner of the market place colored men sell ropes of strong native tobacco by the yard and suggest that strangers take home a few yards as souvenirs. Into the meat and fish markets, presided over chiefly by men. I could not persuade myself to go. as everything was too ill-smelling and unsightly; but I poked about unhesi tatingly everywhere else. The most delightful of all the stands are where they sell native basket work and beads; the latter being seeds of vari ous colors and sizes, strung in long necklaces, and selling at sixpence each. The venders of these bead strings, with long bunches of them hanging over arm or shoulder, hawk their wares everywhere, haunting the piers and railway station and victim izing travelers. It seemed to me as if they were always on the lookout for myself, for I fourtd it impossible to re fuse and bought dozens of them, red and black, brown and yellow, and dove colored Job’s Tears that seem to have been wept all over the island. The baskets are equally tempting and are of every conceivable shape and size, from tiny ornaments and shapes for ordinary usage to great hampers and suit cases. In suitcase form they cost but a shilling or two. and are extremely light and highly serviceable. Then there arc knlcknacks and fancy articles made of bamboo joints and palm leaf, candle shades and mats made of cotton fiber or lace bark; and cocoanuts carved and deco rated in endless designs. It is a morn ing’s treat to examine them all. and buy here a bit and there a bit. until an astonishing number of shillings and pence have been transmuted into bask ets and beads. And then there is the sweet smelling cos-cos grass, that costs but a penny a bunch and leaves the things In one’s trunk p rfumed ever after. The kind and amount of perfume a woman uses betrays her personality much more obviously than the kind of hat she wears. Occasionally you can take one sniff of the air in a crowded room, then follow your nose and have it lead you to the woman to whom that particular scent seems instinctively a part of. It's just her. —Southern Wom an’s Magazine. Uncle’s Excuse? Uncle Jethro sat fishing on the banks of a tiny rivulet when a stran ger stopped beside him and said: “Is it possible that there are any fish in such a small stream as that?” “No, there ain’t none," Uncle Jeth grunted. "But you’re fishing!" “Yep,” said Un cle Jeth. “What, then, is you object? "My object,” said Uncle Jeth. “is to show my wife I ain’t got no time to sift the ashes.” One Thing Left. Wife —Have you shut up everything for the night? Husband (meekly)—l’m sorry to say. dear, that I haven’t. —New York Sun.