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CLUBS FOR WOMEN.
ELEGANT ESTABLISHMENTS NEW YORK CITY. IN Growth and Alautgee of the l ad lee. II ob Tbe Tow a mad touatry rls a New Yeatore A Clabrllouae fur Hiimti fcteUf at. New York Litter. lit: first woman s club In America was founded In 1SS9. w hen a small houe war taken in New York, on Lex ington avenue, be Kjw Twenty-ninth street, and estab lished cn no com munity of interest in art or business, tut merely as a quiet place intended ex clusively for the use of women. The New York Ladies' Club was modeled after the Alexandrine Club in London, cf which the Frinces3 of Wales la a patroness. The city members found it convenient to use for summer headquar ters when their families removed to tho country. Out-of-town members found It agreeable to have a local habitation when shopping tours or the season of opera brought them to town. Foon the small house was outgrown, rnd the present home taken what is known as the old Livingston Tlace, No. 2S East Twenty-second street. Still larger quarters are cow found desir able. The number of members is limited to five hundred. This number has not yet been reached. Anyone may Join the club who Is personally known to three members, and whose application is mad in writing; by either herself or a member proposing her. Duos are $30 for resident members, the initiation fee H $20. For out-of-town members there is no initiation fee. Men are only re reived below in the receiving-room and library. No man. it is said, has ever reached the sacred tipper precincts except the physician and the plummer. Among the members of the Ladles' Hub are Mrs. J. K. Van Renssalaer. Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, Mrs. Alfred Tell, Mrs. F. Gordon Prown.Miss Louise McAllister, of New York city; Miss INTERIOR VIEW. Town and Country Club. Howland, president of the Morristown Golf Club; Mr. H. Austin Flagg. Mor ristown; Mrs. A. T. Fackett and Mrs. E. Oliver Cromwell, of Rye; and Mrs. A. Q. Garretson, of Morris Plains. Afternoon tea is served free every day to members and their guests. In the dining room, luncheon and dinner are served a la rarte, at rates a trifle lss than those of the best women's restau rants; or a "regular" dinnpr for $1, luncheon and breakfast for CO cents. There Is a cheerful, open fireplace in the dining room, with a quaint hang- JANET C Ing clock beside it, LEWIS. and an old-fush- loned buffet. Candies, shaded with pink. are lighted for dinner. On the same Moor with the dining room is the drawing room, furnished, ty r.o means ostentatiously, in empire effect of white and gold. An enormous white bear skin adorns the floor. Above are the bath and bedrooms, some of the latter daintily modern in furnish ings, and others showing more awk ward medleys of old-fashioned bed steads and modern tables or chairs. There are in all seven bedrooms, each with its own color-motive. The time limit for guests at the club is two weeks. The Town and County Club, No. 12 Eat Twenty-second street. New York, is a r.ew claimant for honors in wom en's club life. Throughout the whole house a fine old mansion, with the whole of the parlor floor taken up by the parlors and dining room there is better effort at decorative effect than is attempted at the Ladles' Club. A fine effect in tbe parlors, suggestive of the Moorish, Is given by a great arch quite across the center of the long rooms, and supported by marble col umns. This appearance is heightened by a presence of dull blues and reds in the decorations of the rooms. At the windows, however, curtains of dot ted Swiss muslin lend a distinctly feminine touch and air to this apart ment. Mrs. Florence C. Ives, a daugh ter of the artist, Mr. Frank R. Carpen ter, is the manager of the Town and Country Club, and her own artistic m me has found delightful corners, and utilized well the possibilities for dec orative effects all over the house. It is a private venture. The club has oo other object than th? convenience cf Its members. That it supplies a want in the lives of many women, la town and out, Is evinced by the growing membership, which already is large. Among the ladies belonging to the club ire Mrs. Frederic Rhlnelander Jones, Mr. Ignatius R. Grctr.ann, Mrs Hecry VillarJ. and Mr. Emtrcn Op dycie. of New York; Mrs. Puuiel Man cicg. Mrs. Dean Safe nd Mr. Uiastut Ccrnlng. of Albany. Member have do financial responsi bility ottir tl-.a-. tt jrtr'y fe of $5. without initiation e. The charges for bedrooms re from 75 cent to 12 a night. Tat'.e d'hote iinr.tr. in the per fectly appointed dining room. Is aerved to members for 73 cents, and breakfast and luner.fon for 40 -ents. Tea '.? served In the drawing room at 4. The time limit for members may to one or two weeks. Mrs. Ives was the rfcie f executive of ficer cf the New York woman's board for the world's fair. She ts a graduate of Rutgers Female Co'.lefe and a Jour nalist of ability. History furnishes ns no record cf the requirements in classic times of a host of professional women doctors of law and divinity and medicine, students !n art and music. In New York city Rlonc there are 10,000 professional women with requirements. In a domestic way. for which a hundred women's club houses could not provide. There are 9 200 women students who must have entirely respectable and comfortable temporary homes and who!esome food. It would be impossible for a woman to live at an hotel, even If there were no consideration of expense. Hoarding houses offer no attractions to the ma jority of women. It is this large class of women whose domestic wants have never yet been considered. They can afford to pay cn average of 112 a week for living. Girl students average $10 a week, and live In hall bedrooms in New York. A few homes of one sort or another are provided, wholly Inadequate to supply the demand: and the best of these, semi-charitable in character and offered with innumerable restrictions. To afford a home with modern con veniences and many luxuries, without any Idea of charity or dependence, and at a minimum rate of $10 a week, is the object of the Woman's Building Stock Company. This company was or ganized Just previous to the 'jeginnltg of the present financial depression, wben an option was taken on four lots, one hundred feet by one hundred, and plans were drawn for a magnificent eight-story building to bo ertcted at a cost of $700,0110. It was deemed inex pedient to go on at that time, even with the very substantial stockholders who had gone Into the venture purely as a business investment. Now again, however, the scheme is being promoted, nnd to such an excel lent advantage that it remains only n matter of time until there is In New York city a splendid modern apartment house for the exclusive use cf women. The building will be ten, instead of eibt, stories high. There will be Turk ish and Russian baths for the use of women only, although $15,000 have al ready been offered for general bath privileges by outside investors. Table board will be furnished at a minimum price, and the plan Includes a perfectly appointed cafe at the top of the house and open to the public. The service for suites and apartments will be that usual In apartment houses as regards equipment of elevators, the care of halls and public corridors, and to the letting of single rooms with regu lar hotel service. Two women occupy ing a $3o-suite can thus make it pos sibleeven in New York city to live at reasonable rates and leave something ever from their salaries for the nour ishment of their brains after the rent is paid. The returns per annum from the house, estimated on only half the usual apartment house prices, will amout to $00,000. The tenantry is se cured before staring, and that at such figures as will render thlB apartment house for women overrun with appli cants. Miss Janet C. Lewis, a young West ern woman, and nn artist, is tho chief promoter of the scheme. She has for three ytarB given to it her time nnd piofesslon. Mr. Theodore Sutro is the counsel and temporary treasurer. In numerable w omen of wealth, whose ex perience has taught them the require ments of students and professional women, are Interested in the promotion of the plan, which had its inception, perhaps, in a plan of Mrs. Candace Wheeler, the artist, to provide a similar lodging place for poor students under certain conditions of espionage and charity. Mies Lewis, with perceptions Mi mm DINING ROOM. LADIES' CLUB, of the requirement of self-respecting professional women made fine by expe rience, converted Mrs. V.'heeler and other women of Influence to her hellers, find found practical way at hand for their furtherance. It needs only the un derstanding of honest men and women who tre only looking for a sure nnd reasonable return on their investment, to make many such houses practicable, :u-..te for both men and women. Slmultaa eouily, indeed, with the Woman's Apartment House. Mr. S. B. Mill will begin a similar experiment, on Bleek er street, for men. Both tre bound to l financial and sociological successes. THE NEWSPAPER BORROWER. II l'Ma rroaa rtitlanthrople Indi vidual Mho Uliiuili lltnu From the Buffalo Express: A mild looking man with gold-bowed epecU cles got on a car the other morning.1 He had a Morning Express in his hand. He took off his glasses and wiped them, as ail spectacled men have to do when going from a cold to a warmer atm,Q8- phers. and was Just taking his paper, out to read, when a man who wa' fitting near hlra reached over and said: "L'nd me that newspaper, will you?". The mild-looking man appeared sur prised. Evidently he did not know the' would-be borrower, and was a little taken aback by his nerve. He was equal to the occasion, however. J "I wan going to read It myself." fce said, "but as you seem to need to read newspapers more than I do, I'll lend it to you." The borrower took it without even saying "Thank you." The spectacled man leaned back with an expression of amused disgust. , "Say." he said, "would you like to have that paper sent to you regularly? u you would, I'll step Into the office and ray for a year's subscription fcr you." "Why, you are very kind." said ths other. "1 usually borrow it, but I would not object to having It given to "I thought not," said the spectacled man. "By the way, have you any tick ets for the theater tonight?" "No," was the reply. "I seldom go to theaters." . j "I was sure of it. I'll step In and buy a couple of orchestra seats for you if you like." "Why, I'm sure" "Oh, don't mention it. And while 1 think cf It. can't I order a couple oj tons of coal for you?" "I'm about out " "Exactly. Your grocery bill Is un paid, too, isn't It? I'll go around and settle it for you tonight." j "I really don't understand, sir" I "No, of course you don't. But won't you accompany me to the tailor's and let me buy you a new 6ult of clothes?", By this time the sponger began to 6ee the drift of the conversation. "You're trying to guy me," he said, with a feeble attempt at a smile. : "Not at all," said the spectacled man. "I belong to a philanthropic society and am trying to live up to its leading prin ciple." j "What Is Its leading principle?" j "That dead beats should in all cases be given enough rope to hang them selves, If possible. I'm beginning to doubt, though, whether it's possible In your case." I The sponger threw down the paper and retired to the cold corner of the car nearest the door. MISS JANE EYRE. Indian e'.lrl Who t.nr to Teach Ausone Her Native Tribe. Two Indian glrla who had Just gradu ated from the Philadelphia normal Bchool left that institution last week to take appointments as teachers in In dian government schools of the west. Their English names are Lucy Gordon and Jane Eyre. For three year they had been pursuing their studies, giving great satisfaction to their teachers and earning the good will and affection of all their fellow pupils. The two glrla have very pretty Indian names and In teresting histories. Wlnclncala (Mlsa Gordon) is tall and lithe, with refined, interesting features and a retiring man ner. She is of the Sioux nation and came from South Dakota when about 10 years old and has been living at the Lincoln institution. She received a thorough preparatory course at the U. S. Grant school, which was also at tended by Miss Eyr. The latter' name In the Indian language is Chiath kah. Miss Eyre is from the Pawnee tribe, In Indian territory, where she at tended a reservation school prior to' coming to Carlisle in 18S3. She was a student of the U. S. Grant Bchool with Miss Gordon and both entered the high school and completed the course to gether. Miss Eyre goes to Kansas to become an assistant teacher at the Pottawat omie agency board school. Mies Gor don has been appointed a teacher In the Fort Peck agency boarding school, Montana, They sre the first of their race whom the normal school sends back to become teachers of their own people. The two girls were very much affected at parting with the teacher and when they left the school carried with them sad young faces. For the Thoughtful. The higher a man gets up in spiritual life, the lower he is willing to go down to please Christ. Many a man wears a long face to church, for the same reasoi that a Pharisee had a trumpet Bounded when he was about to put something In the contribution box. Cash in bank is a good thing to have, but treasure laid up above is better. A warm hearted preacher will be apt to find a way to warm up a cold church. A man has no more right to kill himself than he has to lead a useless life. Culture is paint.' Love is steam In the boiler. It is not what we give to the Lord, but what wo keep from him, that makes us poor. The nearer a Christian come to Christ, the more charity he ha for those he cannot like. Ram' Horn. The Quarter Came Hack. In 1SES C. P. Bateman, then living In Minerva, Ky., cut his Initials on a 25 cent piece and carried It as a pocket piece lor a year or two. Then he parted with it. Last week Cupt. Monroe Bate man, of Columbia, Mo., a brother of C. P. Bateman, received the 23-cent piece In change from a neighbor living in thU place. He is sure it is his brother's pocket-piece, because he re members when the letters were cut In the coin and various peculiarities about their form and josition. II Nerk t: no ugh. A Cleveland woman whose riches are of recent origin saw and heard Miss Yaw recently, and noted her unusual columnar development. "There," she said in widely audible triumph; "my Felicia's neck is Just a long; she'd ought to sing Just as high notes." "Well, does she?" "No o, not yet, but he' got tho neck; she' $ot the neck." LIVING CHECKERS. PRETTY GIRLS AS PLAYERS FOR SWEET CHARITY. Opera Home m Checkerboard Interest ing Idea, Adapted from a Story of Life In India An KirMlng Contest Between Kede and lllacae. HERE Is a story of the days of Cllve In India, of a young English girl who wa captured by the marmldons of the rajah of somewhere or other and car ried off to his pal ace In the foothills cf India. Her lover, an army officer In the English army, single and alone, found his way to the potentate's court and demanded ber of her captor. ! The rajah admiring the bravery of the roan made much of him, but refused the boon he asked. Finally finding the En glishman was an expert chess player he made a fiendish compact with him that they should play a game with living Chessmen, the rajah to furnish the jpieces. j The terms of the gam were simple. As either side lost a move the unfor jtunate rawn was to lose his life, the iajah's executioner standing by to be- "nead him instantly. Then if. at the end, the Englishman won he was to jtake the girl and both would be escorted !back to the English possessions, safe hnd sound: if, however, he lost, he was to lose his life and the girl must enter the rajah's harem. The Englishman consented; it was the best he could do. The following day the courtyard of the palace was laid out In the form of a gigantic chessboard, and at a given sig nal the living chessmen took their places. To the Englishman's horror he isaw that the white queen, the piece of his adversary, the rajah, was his sweet heart! It was devilish Ingenuity worthy of an Oriental, j However, the game went on. At one tend sat the rajah, moving the white jpieces by messenger; at the other the jyoung Englieh officer was directing the iblacks. As the game progressed, pawns, knights, castles and bishops were sacr ificed. As they were lost on tke board f heir lives paid the forfeit. Then, with ta fiendish cunning the rajah made a (move that placed the white queen in peril. The agonized Englishman must (capture the queen and sacrifice her or jlOHe the game and hi own life. I Fortunately, the gifted writer of the aale (whether true or false, we cannot kay), inspired in this dreadful moment, aue a nruuani coup ana cnecKmatea he cruel rajah at the same time, saving he white queen. i This strange and exciting story fell into the hands of some bright young Jpeople In Frostburg, Md., and it was (determined that It was Just the thing jlo enact for charitable purposes. Un fortunately, while some of the favored people in Frostburg understood chess, the majority of the townspeople did not. f?o they compromised on checkers. So he best player In the town was selected ianu a cnanenge was sent out to the Neighboring cities to produce their best I r Slayer fo The pis Ir. Hugl layer ior a game wun living checkers. ayer selected for Frostburg was igh Spier, the local champion at checkers. Lonaconing, a town near by, irejoiced In Mr. D. R. Sloan, hitherto jundefeated at the game. On his behalf jthe citizens of Lonaconing took up tho challenge. Bn3 last Thursday night the game took place in Moat's opera house, Frostburg. The floor of the opera house had been painted to resemble a huge checkerboard, and twenty-four young ladles, twelve in black and twelve in red, took their respective places, and to a crowded house the game began. ! Wlthbroathless interest the audience followed the brilliant play, for both Mr. Spier and Mr. Sloan were in fine fettle. As the players were Jumped they re tired from the board, and the lucky few that reached the king row were crowned with gilt tiaras. ) The games were closely contested from 8 until 10. Three in all were played, Mr. Spier, with the red. winning the first, and Mr. Sloan, with the black, the second. The third and deciding game, after a half hour of excitement and suspense, ended In a draw. It was filraost as Interesting as Its Indian coun terpart with the living chessmen, al though, of course, no fair young lives were sacrificed. ; The tournament will be repeated In the nepr future, and all of the young ladloe of Frostburg have their hearts set upon being In the game, either as red or black pieces. They have no choice. The Journal' picture was drawn from a diagram of the hall and photo graph of the young women who were the living checker. We have always understood the feel Ingi of the schoolboy who said that Sat urday would be more satisfactory and filling If it only came after Sunday In stead of before. r tJ (.( ) I LOST ARTICLES. They Amount to n I'retiy Year. earn In The following interesting Item have been gathered about the articles lost on railroad train in England: At the Euston railway nation 30.000 article are received every year. The Inquirle for articles that have been lost but not found average over twenty a day. A first-class passenger from Liver pool threw hi false teeth out of the window with some plum s-tonea. The track wa searched and near It the teeth were found and duly restored to their owner. The Great Eastern Railway company sold tie following articles last year among the unclaimed lost property: One hundred and forty handbags, five enormous cases of books, 4jD pairs of boots and shoes, CH collars, cuffs and fronts, 2Z2 caps. 50C deerbtalker hats, 2.000 single gloves, 230 hats (women's) and bonnets, 94 brushes r.nd combs. 205 pipes, 110 purses, 100 tobacco pouches. 1.00C walking sticks, S00 socks and stockings. 108 towels, 172 handker chiefs. 2.301 umbrellas, 12S articles and seven big cases of wearing apparel. At Ring's Cross It takes six weeks to sort out the articles for the annual sale. Umbrellas are sold In lots from 6 to 36, and bring from $10 a lot down. Last year's lost and unc laimed prop erty In the Great Northern was sold for $S50. It included 1,000 walking sticks and 1,300 umbrellas, so the things must have gone for almost nothing. Gloves are sold very cheap: at one sale 2,000 went for about 2 cents a pair. The purses found on the Southwestern trains yield, on an average. $300 a year. At the London and Southwestern line last year 103 mackintoshes and 340 hats and caps were found among other arti cles. Slaved tijr Clove I'.iittnti. How much may depend upon a glove fastening was illustrated at one of the Monson slate quarries In an adventure which the person concerned would not care to repeat. He was a derrick man, who stood on the brink of one of the great chasms from which the slate rock PRETTY MAIDS AS LIVING CHECKERS IN A GAME is hoisted. His duty was to catch hold of the big hook depending from the end of the bottom as It swung over the bank and attach it to the crate to be sent back into the pit. Standing upon the very edge, he reached out to catch the hook which dangled near him. It was winter and he wore thick buck skin gloves. The hook slipped from fclm as he leaned out but caught Into the fastening of his glove. The swing of the great boom took him off his feet In an instant and carried him out into giddy space with his life depending on the glove's holding fast. His whole weight was hung on that button and there was a clear 175 feet of space be tween him and the floor of rock below. The moments that passed before the boom could be swung back over the bank 6eemed like hours to him but he goi mere ai last, sare ami sound. Lew ibton Journal. Knitted Off the Treacher. A Georgia paper telln of a rarlle for a minister that was recently held in Parrott, Ga., the low being compelled to take him. The methodlst c ongrega tion was having a revival which dragged its length along until the con gregation had become worn out with church-going and providing for the preachers, who came from all around to assist In the cause. The last preach er that came was the straw that broke the back of the dromedary. No one wanted him, and a meeting or the stew ards was held to consider how e was to be provided for. One of them nro- posed to draw straws for him, which was not agreed to. but finally the mix tion was settled by a proposition to raf file the minister off, and this actually happened, the steward who made the lowest throw taking the unwelcome preacher and providing for his physi cal wants during the closing hours of the long religious service. Wanted to (Jo I'ihns. It Is related of Mlllais, the Royal Academy's new president, that when as a boy he took his first prize for draw ing he had to stand on a chair to make himself visible to the audience He was asked w hat he would like to have as a special favor, and answered "per mission to go fishing in th s. tine." ii- TnliHc !rl,i 0f Ilnrope. According to the latest statistics the public debt of the European nations aggregated $23,320,000,000, or about SGl per capita for the whole population The heaviest per capita of the Indebted ness, iico. Is In Portugal. France comes "SV En,a rate s abou $10C. Switzerland ia the smallest, $3. Tlie I.i-rei,ole Mood. Smlth-You arc In rather a pensive mood tonight, Jones. mJre8r?fl' 1 JUBt Kot a 1,111 'or the diamond pin my wife presented rne for ray birthday, and I am wondering where he pense. .re to come from to CRAZY OVER COLD. Story of n Groat "Find" of Tf ealth None Vlaloe. George Webber, a United State cus toms inspector, arrived In thi city re cently from Blaine and tells of a great excitement among the people there and across the British Columbia line over a "gold-find," says the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Mr. Webber' tory sounds like a tale of fiction, and, while there la nothing romantic about it, there are exciting uggestlon of wealth to be got from the earth. Mr. Webber snys that a rancher named James Good fellow, whose acquaintance the Inspec tor made while on duty at Point Rob erts, came to Blaine and asked him to return to Point Roberts with him and pass an opinion on what Goodfellow considered gold In the sand and dirt In the hills In the neighborhood of the can nerles of the Alaska Packers' associa tion. Mr. Webber, who was at first skeptical, having had a number of years practical experience as a miner, nt last consented, and, hiring a team, accompanied by Goodfellow, made the fourteen-mile drive to Point Roberts. He procured a pan and went to tho hills, directed by the excited rancher. Goodfellow pointed out the place where he had first made his discover ies, and Mr. Webber, scooping up a pan of the dirt, went to a creek near the place and bepan washing It. The first thing after the soil and surface dirt had been removed was a black sand lying at the bottom of the pan. After this had been washed out Mr. Webber state that he could hardly believe his eyes, for the bottom of the pan was covered with shot gold. Having in mind sev eral "salting" propositions, Mr. Webber again took up a pan of earth at a con siderable distance from the place where Goodfellow claimed to have made his discoveries. This second pan was even mere prolific of the yellow metal than the first, and upon convincing himself that Goodfellow had told the truth he Jumped into his buggy and as fast as possible made for Blaine, from which place he proceeded to Whatcom, where he recorded two mining claims, and then returned to Point Roberts. In th FOR CHARITY. meautime Goodfellow, who is not a citizen of the United States, had started hia son to Whatcom to take out hi naturalization papers in order to be able to file upon claims for himself. Hfien pasBlng through lilaine young Goodfellow told the story and in less than an hour half the population of mat town was on its way to the new liuorado. "Not only is Blaine renresente.l In the mines." said Mr. Webber, "but the majority of the men from Ladner's Landing, across the British Columbia border, are pouring across and panning uul uie u,r' oi tne rolnt Roberts hills These are not the only discoveries of Koia mat nave contributed to the con- wgion oi routine hunting In the north "",. tu.r oi me state. Another irtHtiier. wnose name I do not reiuem uu mining a wen at his place w ,uu JSiand. arte- reaching a depth of thirteen feet, brought to the snrfaee dirt that panned out $1,600 to the ton He Is still digging the well, but It is avi. ior waier. IU1IJ aireany squatted and irtKC qui claims In connection with me tiooorellows and myself held a meeting and named their find the Clld amen raining district, w hich name the bear" recoDlzlnK the filings wiU WOMEN OF NOTE. k'nDn ' vhll SPenrer' f Kar' City, Riley County, being the first woman in tiiace to ue so named. Mrs. Ren Clemmons of Breathitt County, Kentucky, Is 35 years old and e!ghs a trlfie over 4u0 pounds. She is sthl Increasing in weight Miss Francis Huls ha assisted hei nL 7n r,r BtVer"! 5earS ,n coal Ash ing n Cincinnati. She has now been regularly appointed deputy coal weigh, JutHl 'f entfred upon th0 frmal $i.ooo b0Dd lu the Um 01 MEN OF MARK. In his younger day. Ambrose Thoma had some celebrity a an athlete, and in ' ,,J h extremely fond of Physical exercise and of outdoor life. tsiiVi11?1 , 1,ved 10 be 85 "how lh benefit be derived from it I'rlnce Ghlka, who has been an po nted Roumanian minister at Tarls belongs to one of the most famou. fam- Kars there have been three Ghlka. oc cupying posts as ministers-one at Ber lin one at London and the one now ap pointed Rt Paris. n,u.X !:DfmRman I,arter. ho com mitted suicide, once described himself I,,. V rrB0,1,an wb0Fe Influence po itlcally i, conservative, for safe meas ures and against radical, unsound, med dlesome legislation, a quiet man In rnanners, a plain man In drcs. tad '"dlous man by habit." IlUMOIUsrs SOME NEW Melected ler Infl S n Thief. I-,,, Cai. ice or ler..,.K to Nnnh-Wh, " Shoal. . 'li - b7 HERB A i:tt! v7 lug,J Spring. ay Andth,wt8ttl ElKUt little bmL..oJta1,Ml .15 mat speeds the world a'.cct Its pathway la the stars. 1 ft bade my heart be brave Marat It made my soul sorene- It spurred me on by labor's war. This spring song by my -Tom Hall In Trath. H.tr.l During ,. rfHhft a ntor t.U t. ,B egs. remarked to the river: "Sure." said the been out of my bed la six moatil!r' "Do not let me detain you If jOU wer. about to rise." said the crane "Thank you," said the river."!,, "-"-. i"""Kn noi up to the Bark Miner marK. "In for a little sport, ehr laurti the crane: "going to try to break bank, eh?" t-en, earn the river, "but I KeyoJ imuj iui utsn water. ''Ab how?" asked the crane. oei up on pnes." and the rlvtr ciiuc'Kieci. "That's fair," said the cram -v. I shall put In a long bill for damap. all the same." And he wandered --I stream, looking for another sucker.J i oronto (.can.) News. I"r I'rutertion, MS 6 Reporter Why have joj put ..lit those treo boxes around your cLerry trees? Farmer Why, Johnnie's tearin gave him the life of George WasMnpc: last Sunday. A Temptation Orrrrnmr. A thirsty looking man wandered fc:i a State street saloon the other evecltj, threw 13 cents down on the coate nnd said huskily: "Gimme a big gla?s." The decanter and a large tusito were placed ln front of him, ad kt began to pour out a drink. When th tumbler was half full he stopped at looked at It as If estimating the quae tlty as compared with the size of bl! thirst. The result appeared to ta satisfactory. He resumed pouring ci slowly filled tho glass to within ti: en inch of the top. The bartender hastily took oS II' coat and vest, removed his collar n'. necktie, and then hesitated. "No," he finally said, putting on & garments again. "I'd like first rat te go In swimming with you, but If. toe blamed cold!" Chicago Tribuct An Aitute Woma. Jack Robinson (at the door) Mn Robinson (hlc), do yoa knowsh w'at'i matter with me? Mr. J. Robinson (severe ly) Yes, sir. You aro drunk, very drunk! J. R. Mrs. Robinson (hlc), corrert: y'r smart woman; you guessed it tt first time! Chicago To Date. A lieutle Kemlntlffv 22 nji ft bo T (iorn toll Ant Ktpal 'tracts l.8u"7 Cues I better be gettin' out o' nere. Teacher-Now, Willie, -up? were to hand a plyateyourw w' tell him to take the larger p.' Willie No. mom! . Teacher-You wouUn t. wmi Tos -t wouldn't be n48' -Woonsocket (R. I ) B'Prt What MUM ""fant Fuddy-It I aaid that an l birth is blind, and that elapse, before he can see. ? B7 Tinddv I wonder If that w , Jingo, I'd have taken notice born If I had supposed i- would ever be raised.- script. He-Rut of course you ' - rf J0I Fhe-Nonsense; I kD""b jhallf when you are gone. '2ttjvt&. She-Yos; therefore, the fcj rf JC gone the longer I afcall ti Won't that be nice?-810 crlpt. JOKES TV'