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H RAILWAY TO 1IKAVEN. I like ft mountain railway, an engineer Unit's brave! tist make t.lio run successful m the. cradle to the grave! ) the curves, tin- IIIIh, tin; tunnels; not falter, do not quail; your hand iton the throttlo your eye upon the rail. fill roll tip urauen of trial; ! will cross tlio brldjre of Htrifc iot Christ is your conductor .his llfflit tilny train of life. s mindful of instruction, your duly, never fail; your hand upon the throttle, jour eye upon the rail. fill often find obstructions k for storms of wind and rain; jurvo, a 1111, a trestle; Jr will almost diteh your train. ur trust alone in Jesus er falU'r, never fail, four hand upon the throttlo your eye upon the rail. U roll across the trestle, nning Jordan's swelling tide, i behold the Union Depot ; which your train will glide; you'll meet the Superintendent, "the Father, God the Hon; II hearty, Joyous plaudit, .iry pilgrim, welcome home! CnOKUS: id Saviour, Thou will guide, us we reach that blissful shore, I the angels wait to join us iy praise for evermore. IE FOREST EIRE LAWS. ;. special from liar r tabu rg "The recent destructive t fires in Contra county j prominently forward the which were passed by the dature of 18U7 for the sup ;iou of forest lires, and the ion may be raised, and Hess will bo, Are these laws iive?" ? best answer to this is found fact that ten years ago the o this State by Forest lires tjstimated, by those most etont to judge, at $1,000,000 llly.t In lHiJO the loss was )56. In 18'J7 it was !JU4,.(J27. 3ss to the State by forest for IH'JH sums up only fcii!J, 'In other words, something lusod a gradual decrease in fires during the ten years from $1,000,000 worth of irty: destroyed to $3,345 s a saving in one year of dently public s(ntimenthas bmolhing to do with making (liiore careful not to start a Ration in the woods. The ads are also year by year ping more careful with their jand their sparks. It is, ?er,'very remarkable that ,ton6year, IH'JH, in which .law's of 18J7 were in force bs by forest lires fell from 127 to $53,3 1") an unprece- 'ja saving of $340.J8 in the 6f lfci)8. spring of 1898 was remark ry just as tho trees wore (g into leaf. An unusual, jbr forest lires were start Luaerne, . Lackawana, Pike onroo counties, as well as to other counties. fire laws passed in 18'J7 o. j. Frst the Act of March making constables of town-sex-iouicio lire-wardens for 4tiuctiou of forest lires and jotdctiou of forests from 1 i second Act was approved I5tli. This Act makes it tho 3f Uie County Commission o appoint persons under Whose duty it shall be to j out and bring to punish all persons or ooriorations Jther wilfully or otherwise t ;tlie burning of timber land, , take measures to have ros extinguished where it tUnc; and it provides a Jty for failure on part of tho 'jj' Commissioners to attend uty. Igo Liudsay, in the case of jt v$. The county of Warren, '.fed) that tho first of these fwhich made constables .do lire wardens was un tutional, because it did uot hi tho title how they were (id. : i'T Commissumer Roth ?yV: "The Superior Court Ji i itly handed down a do ysistaing the constitution (f ffie Act, and declares that Ml iu forc0 au(j etTx;t. j tli-ro was doubt us to the Uutiouality of the law, tho Ji -tfiiouer of Forestrv made to enforce it, lest the uld bo called unon to t for which there wus J int. Now that tho law is ft I to bo i.-oilstituliotmL In. desires to call attention to the fact, and to say that ho will, to tho best of his ability endeavor to have it enforced. "Unless a general rain occurs within a reasonable time there is cause to fear that destructive for est cotifhigations will happen elsowhero than iu Centre county, and the officers named in the laws mentioned would do well to weigh very carefully their responsibil ity under the circumstances." Kocord-Timos, Wilkosbarre, I'a. I'ENNSYLVANI A'S EOKESTS. Dr. Rothrock, the State Fores try Commissioner, will have the substantial support of Cov. Stone in the movement to protect tho forests of the Commonwealth and to establish great forest reserva tions. Commissioner Rothrock has been all over the State and he has secured options on several tracts of land aggregating about 100,)00 acres. This land can be purchased for a dollar or there abouts an acre and it is the policy of the State to purchase wherever it is to the advantage of tho Com monwealth. Governor Stone re cently had a conference with Prof. Rothrock and it was decid ed to call a meeting of the Hoard of Property to consider the pur chase of tho land on which the Commissioner has secured op tions at favorable terms. The most serious obstacle in tho way is the depleted condition of the State treasury. Gov. Stone says he will gladly do what he can to help along tho forestry movement, but ho cannot see his way clear to the approval of an expenditure involving $100,000 with tho State treasury $3,000, 000 behind. There is no doubt however, that ho will stretch a point to enable Commissioner Rothrock to accomplish what he has set about to do. These State reservations are not to be in any sense mere pri vate preserves as this notice which the commissioner has caused to be posted on all the tracts will show: "This laud be longs to the State of Pennsylva nia. Destruction or removal of timber rr other property is for bidden. Lawful hunting and fishing are allowed on State lauds, but fires must not be started." WHEN THE CENTURY CLOSES. Many have the impression that tho nineteenth century will end on the 31st day of December next.. This is a mistake, The theory that the nineteenth century opened with the year 1800 and closes this year, would, it is true, give 100 years to this century, and, currying the same method of computation back ward, it would give 100 years to every century after the first; but it would have only ninety-nine years in the first century. Assuming, as we must in con sidering this question, that Christ was born at the commencement of the year 1, then, at tho close of tho year D'J, only ninety-nine years having elapsed, another year was requisite to complete the century. Hence the first cen tury closed Decombor 31, 100. After that, 101 was tho first year of tho second century, 201 was the first year of tho third cen tury, und so on. And, coming down to our own era, 1801 was tho first year of the nineteenth century, 1810 was the tenth year, 1800 was the ninetieth, 18'.)'.J is tho ninety-ninth and 11)00 will be tho huudreth and the closing year of tho century. Tho following is from Web ster's Unabridged under the word "century:" . "Century, iu the reckoning of time, although often used iu a general way," etc., "usually sig nifies a division of tho Christian era, consisting of a period of 100 years ending with the hundredth year, from which it is named; as, tho first century (A. D. 1100 in clusive,) tho seventh century (A. D. 001 700); tho eighteenth cen tury (A. D. 17011800)," And carrying the . statement ono step further, tho nineteenth century would bo designated thus: A. D.1801 1000 inclusive. Tho nineteenth century, there fore, will close December 81, 1D()0. New York Truth Seeker. Casey "Doolan offered to prove to mo in black an white that 01 war a fool." Clancy "Phwat hapiu'ued then?" Ca Hoy "Oi proved to him in black and blue that hv war a liar." DEWEY'S WASHINGTON HOME. Admiral Dewey has elected to accept a house iu Washington, al ready constructed, instead of having one built for his occupa tion. In accordance with the in vitation of tho crmmitteo which has had in charge the Dewey home fund, ho called at tho office of Acting Secretary Allen in the Navy Department to indicate his preferences in tho matter of a residence. There were present, besides Mr. Allen, Assistant Secretary Vundorslip, Assistant Postmaster General Heath and General Corbin. The Admiral was officially in formed of the purpose of tho peo ple of the United States to pre sent him with a home iu Wash ington. Ho frankly expressed his gratification at the tender, which he immediately accepted. He said, had tho proposed home beeu the gift of a few wealthy men, he should feel indisposed to accept it. Hut he noted that the fund had over 43,000 subscribers, indicating that the home was to be really the gift of the American people, and as such he would ac cept it with as much pleasure as ho had the sword bestowed upon him by Congress. IIo thou talked upon the loca tion of tho residence. Tho Ad miral showed a decided prefer ence for tho section in which he had made his homo during his former details of duty in Wash ington. First of all, ho wanted the house at the earliest possible moment, so that he might "go iu ami hang up his hat at once," as ho put it. Of course, that pre cluded the idea of erecting a house V meet his special needs. He expressed his ideas as to the character of the home he desires, and asked that the house bo mod est enough in appointments and cost to permit of the retention of a sufficient sum of money from the purchase fund to defray tho expense of furnishing it. Tho sum in tho committee's hands amounts to about $7)0,000. RELIEVING IN YOURSELF. There are few better protec tions against unworthy conduct than the faculty of believing iu yourself and taking a high esti mate of what tho future has in store for you. When men are discouraged, and "down on their luck," and come to think that there i no future for them, they are peculiarly liable to tempta tion. "What is tho use," they think, "of trying' I do uot amount to anything. I. might as well take pleasure as it Hies, and lot the future take care of itself." Perhaps there are comparatively few of us that do uot occasionally have these low-toned' moments. Wo lose sight of our ideas or be come skeptical about them. You do not know what you are doing for a fellow man when you teach him to believe in himself by be lieving iu him. You aro bestow ing a choicer gift than money or jM)sition. A good deal of the pow er of tho Gospel lodgos itself iu its capacity to invigorate self-respect by showing men that God cares for them, and revealing to them tho dignity of their nature and destiny. It has been verified a thousand times that when a great responsibilty or dignity is imjiosed upon a man his best en ergies are enlisted iu becoming worthy of it. A man who believes in his worth and future has al ways tho inspiration of that mo tive. More sins than weof ten think for can bo traced to discourage ment or tho clouding of ideals. Boston Watchman. AS TO ADMIRALS. Admirals of all navies have equal rank and whou coming to gether at sea have precedence ac cording to tho ditto of their com missions, tho oldest commission rating first. There are only two naval owors now having the rank of admiral, Great Britain and the United States, Great Britain has several admirals, but only ono afloat, the commander of the Mediterranean station. IIo takes precedence over Dewey, as his commission antedates that of the "American. When Dewey sails through tho Mediterranean and meets the British admiral, Dowey will saluto first and will bo responded to gun for gun by tho Englishman. Should Dewey visit any other port in, the world all other foreign naval command' ers would salute himiirst becansc of his ruuk. IT WAS MERELY A IIAIMT. The lawyer asked tho witness if the incident previously alluded to wasn't a miracle, and tho wit ness said lie didn't know what a miracle was. "Oh, come," said the attorney. "Supposing you wore looking out of a window in tho twentieth story of a building and should fall out and should not be injured. What would you call that?" "An accident," was the stolid reply. "Yes, yes; but what else would you call it' Well, suppose you were doing the same thing the next day; stipjiose you looked out of the twentieth story window and fell out and again should find yourself not injured. Now, what would you call that'" "A coincidence," said the wit ness. "Oli, come, now," the lawyer began again, relates the Gentle woman. "I want you to under stand what a miracle is, and I'm sure you do. Now, just suppose on the third day you wore looking out of the twentieth story win dow and fell out, and struck your head on the pavement twenty stories below, and were not in tho least injured. Come, now, what would you call it?" "Three times?" said the wit ness, rousing a little from his upithy. Well, I'd cnll that a hab it." Aud the lawyer gave it up. TOO It Hi FOR HIS HOOTS. With great trouble a small body of men were hoisting a heavy log to tho top of a block house that was being repaired, after an as sault iu one of the campaigns of tho war of American IudotM'ii denco. As the log swung to and fro the voice of a littles man was heard en couraging the workers with a "Heave away! There she goes. Heave ho!" By and by there rode past an officer in plain clothes, who asked the little man why ho did uot help tho others. "Sir," was the pompous reply, "I am a corporal!" "Indeed," said the other, "I did not know that; I ask your par don, Mr. Corporal." Dismounting without further ado, the officer lent a willing hand till the job was done. Then, wip ing the honest sweat olf his brow he turned to the little man and said: "The next time, Mr. Corjx) rul, you have a bit of work like that in hand, and too few men to do it, seud for the commander-in-chief, and I will come again aud assist you." With which olTer and rebuke General Washington left the as tonished corporal to his own re flections. II IS FACE WAS HIS OWN. I'rofessor Blackio used to form a picturesque feature in the Edin burgh streets, with his long hair falling in patriarchal ringlets over his shoulders. He very much en joyed telling this racy anecdote on himself: Ono day ho was accosted by a very dirty little bootblack with his "Shine yer boots, sir?" The professor was impressed by tho lilthiuess of the boy's face. "I don't want a shine, my lad," said lie. "But if you'll go and wash your face, I'll will give you a sixpence." "A richt, sir," was the lad's re ply. Then ho went over to a neighboring fountain and made his ablutions. Returning, ho held out his hand for tho money. "Well, my lad," said tho profes sor, "you have earned your six pence. Hero it is. " "I dinna want it," returned tho boy with a lordly air. "Ye can keep it and get yer hair cut. " The Pennsylvania railroad.find ing tho great need of more pas senger engines because of tho rapid increase in business, will, it is said, build a number of eu gines still larger than tho present class L machines. Tho company wants to do away with tho neces sity of running doubloheaders and tlui ouly way is to luivo en gines capable of hauling big trainsv The uew locomotives will be monsters and will have to car ry a tank almost twico as largo as tho ones now in use. Tho heavy eugines will also bring about heavier rails iu some parts of tho system. However, there are few divisions that are not equipped with the largo rails.and tho chunges iu this direction will be few. CON I ) EN SE1 SM I LES. You say she is a business wo man. What business is who in terested in? O, everybody's. How do you want your hair cut? Oil in the old fashion way. Witii a pair of shears. John did you come in the cars or by private conveyance? Private conveyances, I walked. I would kiss you if I had the cheek to do it, said a bashful young man to his sweetheart. What's the matter with your lips? said she. Well Pat, does that make you feel like another mau? Shuro it does, your honor; and the other man wants another drink. Nora, drop everything at once and come to me. Yes ma'am. Nov what's the baliy crying for? Cause I dropped him, mum. Osmond Well, thank heaven, you have never seen me run after people who have money. Desmond No, but I have seen people run after you because you didn't have money. I notice that a Boston negro wns sent to prison for three months for stealing two umbrel las. Poor fellow I don't suppose he knew that one was all that tho law allowed. Just lay that fish on its side, and I'll be around after it later. I'll send it if you say so. Oh, no, I'll be back, I've got to go home and tell tho folks I am going fishing. Auntie You'll grow up ugly if you make such faces. Eflio (wiping away her tears) Did you make faces when you were a little girl, auntie? Weary Walker "Dat's a very short stump yer smoking." Dusty Rhodes "Yep, I like 'em dat way. Yer don't have tor draw dor smoke so far." "I don't arst you fer yer mon ey. I don't want money. Wot I want's bread. Ave yer got such a thing as a bit o' bread about yer, me lord?" "Gentlemen of tho jury," said an eloquent Q. C, "remember that my client is hard of hearing, and that, therefore, the voice of conscienceappealstohimin vain. " HE SAW HER HOME. On a rainy afternoon not long ago one of the pretty young mat rons of Connecticut avenue left the car from which sho had rid den up town aud darted through tho drizzle toward her home, a few doors from the corner. She had no umbrella. A Willio of the characteristic typo, who was rid ing iu the same car, noticed that she had no umbrella. Ho was right after her with his own um brella up and extended. "May I see you home, miss?" ho inquired, laughingly, stepping up alongside of her. She turned to him with a daz zling smile. "Certainly, sir. Watch mo." And she ran up the steps of her homo and entered tho vestibule door without looking back. "Tho rude thing!" muttered the Willie, blushing to the very roots of his hair, as Laura Jean would say, and then it took the next car. Washington Post. AMERICAN WOMEN. Tho remarks of Emperor Will iam to the two American women who cornered him on his yacht aud forced him to listen to long arguments in favor of tho now woman will doubtless become historic. None but American women would have attempted such an act. Their arguments must have been tiresome to his imperial majesty, yet ho cannot bo half a bad fellow, for wo are told that ho heard them through with patience. Tho Emperor roulied to them: "I agreo with my wife, who says that women should not meddle with anything beyoud tho four k's kinder, kirche, kucho and kleider (children, church, andc try and clothing). ( Monday tho Cumberland Valley rutlroad company hauled 04 load of cattle from Virginia to liurrlsburg. At that place the freight wan taken by the Pennsylvania to New York for shipment to Europe,. Within the next ten (lays tl,0t)0 cattle are to be shipped, through this place for export to Eu rope Oreencuiitio 1'resn. EliLTirAXTS' THICKS. HOW THE AWKWARD ANIMALS A".Z TA'JCHT 70 PCP.FOr.M. Siir.ti Ar Tcio t"ii!l in l.rnrrt An)' Cilnit, V.lill.. oilirrn Art- n!clt tn ('ntrli nn llrn I'ntTtMf Ii.(fiol t M l til Tlii'tr Trnlnlllit, "Scores (if people huh in.' every dny," Olid Keeper SnviliT of tV elephant lioiico in (.Yutriil p;:rlc rec.utly, "how nnythimc oo Rtnpid loohin mid thick (dunned fifl mi eh'p(i:int ran bo tunjlit nnythinir. I tell (hc:n all hut clephmiU are not ntiliko children. Home are too dull to lnrn anything, and nthcru can catch an idea quickly. Tom," he went on, pointing to the hirc elephant who wan busily cnird in throwing hny on liirt back, "ulthotitfh iruiiihle indisposi tion, is qnito Intelligent. Tlie first trick I tanht hii:i wns to lie rl iwn. Thi was not fo cany to accomplish ai it might coem, for it took a h'ock and fall at front and rear, wita a gang of 1.1 or ad men at each end. I stood at ono side, and as I raid 'Oct down I' his. fi't were drawn out from under him. Thin had to lie repeated only n few times be fore he learned wlmt 'Oct down' meant for him. "To teach him to stand on his hind feet and on his head a Mock and fall on a beam over his head, a snatch block and two'dead men' in tho floor and tlm services of another elephant wcru all rcqnired. As I said 'Oct npl' the ele phant in harness walked forward, and Tom's front feet went np, while his hind feet were chained together. When I said 'Stand on yonr head I' his front feet, which had liecn previously chain ed, remained on tho floor, while his hind feet were drawn np until they ut most literally 'kicked tho beam. ' "These were his first lessons. When he learned to drill to 'right alwmt, face,' and 'left aliont, face,' I stood on one side of him and another man on tho other, and we each had a prod. As I commanded 'Right about, facet' ho was pushed over to tho light, aud 'Left about, fucel' he was prodded in that direction. I taught him to waltz in much the same way, only as we pushed him buck and forth wo made him go clear around, and now he is one of tlm best walt.ers in the country. Ho learn ed to ring tho licit and fan himself in one lesson. Doth require the same mo tion, and they aro really tlm same trick, although people never think of that. Yea, he knows which i:4 which and never picks up the fail or napkin when I tell him to ring tho bt 11. I only had to put each, one at :i time, in his trunk, and with the fan aud bell I shook it and with tho napkin wiped first one siilo of his month and then tho other. He took to hand organ grin.ling like a Mulberry street Italian. It in one of his favorite tricks. "Tho elephant in tlio only animal whose legs all bend the I'niiM way. His hind legs bend in, and the position re quired for creeping is not veiy comfort able, but he elm s it us well as a baby. His performances on tho harmonica are the most surprising to onlookers, but the fact is that all tho intelligenco required for that is holding the instru ment. As lie mnst breathe through his trunk, eviry breath moves it back and forth. I iliscoverid that ho holds his breath win n lie stands on his bind legs by trying to get him to do that and piny tho harmonica at tho same time, but his fiont feet are no sooner up than the sound cease.) r.ntil they aru down again. "His tub i:i n1xr.it 'J'j' f.-et high, and it took mo about an hour to f'ct him to mount it the first time and as long to get him down from it once tie wan np. I had finally t improvise ai.tepfroin it before ho w. nld come down. Ho went right up again, however, and came down and repeated tho movement, sev eral times in the first lesson. Now he mounts it and stands on his hind feet his front feet, his side fmt und waltzes and changes on it. "People all seem to think that an ele phant lias no sense of feeling because his skin is thick aud coarse. The tact is that his skin is as sensitive as a baby's, and if you tic.klo him with a straw you will find it out. Tho foet of the ele phant havo to bo repaired frequently, for tlcy aro us susceptible to corns and stouo bruises as tho feet of people, and they havo to bo cut und trimmed. Yon wouldn't think it, would you, that twico aronnd Tom's front foot, when ho is standing with his full weight upon it. is equal to his height? It is true, and it is a rule that seldom varies an inch in any eiephant. "Tho African elephants tiavo only four toes, and their ears aro very largo. Tho Ahiutie elephants havo fivo toes, and their cars aro smaller. There aro few African elephants iu this country not nioro than three or four. Not loug ago, at an exhibition in this city, there was a skin of leather with small ears and comparatively fine texture (tho hide from all elephants has too large pores to make it of use), and it was labeled, .'Hale from mi African ele phant' People don't know an) thing alKiut theiu. " New York Post. ol Ilia SI) If. " musician out of work, aro you?" said the housekeeper. "Well, you'll flint a few cords In the woodshed. Kup 'pose you favor me with an obllgato." "I'arilou the pronunciation, madam," replied Peripatetic Padroosky. "but Chopin Is not popular with me." Cath olic .Standard and Times. The Opiiortuntt)'. "Illlklns got married rather suddenly, didn't lie?" "Yes. Somebody gave him a railroad liss to New York good for two, and he didn't want to wasto It." C'levelaud Phi I u Healer. it hen n man Is missing, every one's first Impulse Ih to count tho women left hi town to bco if ono in short. tehlsoll (Hobo. Nhrrnd Advice, The virtues of a keen business man ire oftefl negative rather than posi tive. It Is wild that a great bruker aucc told his sun t lint only two things welt- necessary to iliako a great llnau eler. "And what uru those, papa?" the son asked. ' "Honesty aud sagacity." "Put what do you consider tho mark of honesty to bo 7" "Always to keep your word." "Aud tho mark of sagacity?" "Never to give your word." THE WiLY BADGER. IToir H r.lrt Iflmnelf of n rinani- nt Vermin, Paul XV. II nrleli, tho real cf-f.ntcf di aler, Is also a student of rntoinologyi natural history end nlilniats In gener al. He lived down 111 Nebraska at one time, where the badgers have taken the pla-v 01' tlie luil'ialo. One night Mr. Ifeiiileli r, as explaining the pecul iarities of the animal and stated by way of int rcsluet Ion that a genulmf Nebraska badger was1 sharper than n iHilitlclan. "They have revi val brlglit way off doing things,'' he began. "Pcrhap I need tell of but one to make their In telligence plain. Now, If a badger ban vermin, do you know bow lie goci about It to rid himself of thelllV" "ScratehcN Yin off," snlil the pro prietor. "No, sir; Mr. l'.adger Isn't fooU'imuglt for that. He Just goes to some stream then he stands on the bank aud reach' es around with his mouth and pulls It tittle tuft of hair out of his tall. Now1 listen closely. Willi that bunch of' hair In his mom!) he turns around find backs slowly down Into the river. Tin vermin naturally crawl to keep out oi tho water and begin to wen. I tlieli' ,ua,v toward his neck, ami as lie dips himself down deeper Into the water they hasten to his nose and then out on to the bunch of hair which he holds in Ids mouth. When .Mr. l'.adger lluds that they are nil out on that little tuft, he opens his mouth and lets the cur rent ilrllt It down stream. Then ho crawls out on land au-aln. shakes him self aud laughs, while be listens to the vermin Healing away, Hinging 'A I.lfo on the Ocean Wave.' "Denver Times. HIS HEAD LIKES THE HEAT nnl the Nrsrro Alwuyn Trlc to licep Ilia II.m-In I'nol. It has of;cii been said that the ca pacity of the negro race for enduring lieat has never been fully tested. An Incident related dy a dairyman living on the outskirts of tho city seems to" bear out this assertion. This dairyman has a young negro lsiy who looks after the cattle aud does chores around the place. The on ly cited that the heat produces In his case Is a desire to slumher. The dairy man hail a young calf In the barnyard, and as the sun was pouring In on tin poor animal his wife scut "Carlluu," out to turn the calf loose, so that ho could seek n shady ssit. After wnlt lug an hour for his return the house wife went to the barnyard to Investi gate. There she found lioth hoy and calf curled up In the hot and stilling barnyard. The calf was dead from the effects ef the sun, but the bey waa slumbering peacefully by Its Hide. While a negro can stand any amount of heat on his head he loves to cool his heels. It Is a common sight In tlm whiter to seo a negro boy on a frosty morning with his head bundled up to keep out the cold and at the same time; walking unconcernedly along tho frosty ground In his bare feet. One of the hottest places In the city on a hot day Is at the lumber wharfs of tho l'lorlda Central and Peninsular rail road. When the men knock olt for noon, they frequently take a nap with their faces upturned to the rays of tlur binning sun. At the same time they get their feet under the shadow of? some friendly lumber pile Florida Tlnies-l'nloii. They Saiv (lie I'uliit. An American farmer near Cuadala jura convinced his Mexican nelghliura that oxen can do more work under American yokes, so generally used In the republic. The American brought several modern yokes from tho I'niteil States ami used them with success. The curiosity of his Mexican friends was aroused, and they proceeded tor ask questions. "Well," said the American, "when you lasso a steer aud the lasso getsj around his neck what do you do?" "Turn hltn loose," was tho reply. "Why?" "P.eiause he's ti) strong for us that way." "That's It," answered the American "His strength Is In bis neck, uot In his horns." Tho Mexicans saw the point, and now yokes of Putted StntcH manufac ture are generally used iu that neigh borhood. Modern Mexico. Mini iiml 1 1 1 n Tailor, A man can be measured to flic best advantage, tailors say, away from a glass. Standing before a mirror he Is almost certalu to throw out Ids chest. If he does not habitually carry It so, aud take au attitude that htf would like to have lather than the one ho commonly holds, whereas tin- tailor wants hint, as the portrait painter wants his subject, in Ids natural pose and manner. With the man In that at tltudo the tailor can bring his art to bear, If that Is required. In the over coming of any physical defect and pro duce clothes that w ill give the besj at tainable effect upon the figure- as they will be actually woru.- New York Sun. Ills HimiiimI?-. The other day a little stenographer In a down town olll.e hedged some workmen who were putting up a new telephone not to place it su high on tho nail as they were doing. "You see," she said, "I have to use It us much as any one, ami I am ho short that 1 can hardly reneh It." "Oh, well, miss," said the humorist In charge of the work, "you can raiso your voice, can't you?"-liostou Tran script. linrnr Wlmt IU- Wuntcll. The Amiable Plutocrat Hut riches do not bring happiness. Tho I'namlable Pauper tint I uiu't lookln fer happiness. All I want In !omfoi --Indianapolis Journal. ft u( Illotudeif. FcathifMono--Como, Hobble mind ing hlni a quarter), how many' fellows have culled on your sister flit week?. ltohble I.et'H hco live, "That doesn't Include me, ifoes It?" "Oh, no! Sister sn'ys yon don't count. " P.rooklyn Life. What folly to proclaim n love for 'hu uiaulty which uo one has for the ma jority of Individual composing It! Conservative, "Slow, but mire," Is a potnl motto, 'jtit why uot be qt ick uud tturoit Washington Domocrsc.