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fftnong the Russian student*. The actual number of naval and mil llary prisoners committed to civil pris ons iu Ireland during 1902 was 527. A Kansas photographer has invented n clock which lights the Are and gets breakfast» This timepiece should prove a boon in the boni$. """ ■ > ...Li 1 'll. is s fays the Providence Journal: Every thing possible should be done, aud at once, to Increase the safety of humau life on American railroads, eveu if it lie found necessary to adopt Senator Hoar's suggestion and bind a railroad director to every coFcateher. Wf At Leighton, Pa., a school director wa» recently reprimanded because he suspended a pupil for chewing gum. This being the case, wbst's In the way of making'gum chewing purt of the regular curriculum? If gum must Iks "chawed," the operation should be ar tistically performed. According to tbe Kansas City Jour ferrets are now making life nal, miserable for the tax Jumpers lu sev This is a eral counties in Kansas, new scheme in Kansas. The ferrets get twenty-five per cent, of all taxes which they make the tax dodgers dig The scheme has worked so well iu the counties where It has been tried far that it will no doubt spread to every county in the State. up. When Says the New York Globe: the modern steel-skeleton high build Ing appeared in our cities It wag thought that it would prove nu irre sistible barrier to fire in Its neighbor hood, and thus minimize the danger from great conflagration, fn ordinary It may be able to do this, but canes when fire Is combined with high wind the skyscraper Is unquestionably au added element of danger of almost in calculable force. Chief Pidgin, of the Massachusetts Census Bureau, fiuds that the Irish born residents of this country are the most prompt and unanimous In recur ing tbe rig-, to vote. In spite of the disadvantages which the German Im migrants suffer on account of the dif ference hi language, they arc almost ns quick to der and tne hallo: as the Hibernian immigrants are. Chief Pid gin discovers that not half the Can adians living in the United States are naturalized .-m.ricc.ns, and he finds a decided backwardness among tbe Polish and Italian people. St. Paul and Minneapollr; are the largest frog markets in the world. The total receipts for the past year from the frog catchers o? the State exceed ed 500.000 dozen, requiring the slaugh ter of no less than 5,000,000 frogs. Five years ago no frogs were shipped out of Minnesota. Now the business umounts to upward of $100,000 a year. Frogs are ftund in other States, but there are no frogs like tbe Minnesota product for the epicure. This is at tributed to tbe clear, cool water which Is found in Minnesota's 10.000 lakes in which tbe frogs live and have their nests. Wireless telegraphy Is rapidly com-i ing Into commercial utility Iu Ger many, and large numbers of "spark as such telegrams are There messages, called, are transmitted daily. is a service in operation between Rn mark and Prussia, while two German steamers running between Kiel aud Ivorsoer are equipped with instru ments, and maintain continuous com munication with both German and Danish land stations. The system em ployed is tho Slaby-Arco. messages are accepted nt the two of fices—at Bulk, near Kiel, and on the Isle of Fehmarn. A fee of seventeen cents is charged for every message transmitted from one station to tbe other. Irrespective of the number of words it contains, and it is thence dis patched to any part of Germany or Denmark at a cent a word. Private a Witbiu the memory of living men (he standards of wages at the time current have been unsettled throughout thr country on at, least three memor able occasions. The discovery of gold in California in 1S49, as n sequel to tbe war with Mexico, brought a révolu tion in prices. The Civil War, 1SC1 U5, withdrew millions of men from or dinary pursuits and left labor systems to be replaced under rates Inflated by a disturbed currency. The war with Hpaln, 1898, with ita temporary diver sion of labor and its territorial expan sion, has been too recent for its effect (o be fully measured. Besides these Influences, the coincideut developments of steam and electricity, as applied to manufactures and transportation, have so diversified and intensified and specialized all forms of labor that farm labor is no longer a distinctive term. Agricultural labor cau no longer be discussed intelligently without special treatment sf the peculiar forms into which it has become separated by con ditions of soil, climate, and distance from dense bodies of population. All this emphasizes the imperative ueed of educatlou and truiniug for the w>rk of the modern farm, whether iu the field with grain, stock, cotton, fruit, dairy and garden product, or iu the Lui 'jß—*** f AGRICDLTDRAL flood Staple roller. To make a good tool to pull barbed ivlre staples with, take a piece of Irou or steel one Inch wide and about 11 f ( teen incbea long. Heat It and bend •% < at it / Œ one end and make it picked as here shown. To pull staples take a ham mer and drive the picked end In side Of staple. You can pall them fast and easy. That Barnyard. When I moved on our farm I found places in the barnyard that were soft and miry. I at once laid a tile drain through this barnyaril. which of It self did much to relieve it. After this I drew stones Into the soft places and covered them with gravel. Theu I placed enve troughs all around the barn to carry the WHter away from the barnyard that fell from the roofs. Few farmers are aware of the amount of water that is shed from the roofs of barns Into tbe barnyards to wash out the manure and makes the barnyard soft and miry. he Iks ar a Overfed and Underfed Hens. It Is not possible to lay down hard aud fust rules for feeding, because of the fact that different hens require different quantities. The beat plan is to watch the flock carefully when feed. Ing to see that every hen gets her share. The man who raise« the feed for his fowls is the oue who is likely to overfeed them, while the one who buys his feed Is likely to err in the opposite -direction. The only way one can man age with any degree of certainty is to try different quantities of food on tbe dock for a period long enough to note results. It will pay to weigh the hens lu order to get accurate re sults. When the proper allowance teems to have been reached, feed ac cordingly and do not change unless uecessary. to au in Building Up * Flock of Sheep. Tn starting out to raise sheep, a breeder should have clearly in mind what breed and type he wishes to raise, then stick to It, come what may, writes W. F. Renk, In Orange Judd Farmer. Cross breedlug and changing from one breed to another gives no definite results. With pure bred sheep, type may sometimes change u little. Now, suppose we have a good bunch of ewes of the breed we want; we will mate them to a ram with a masculine eye and head, with a short, thick neck, wide and deep chest, back and loins, wide and straight and well covered with lean meat, rump wide and long, twist plump aud fleece of good quality and dense. Too much pains canuot be given In selecting a ram, as on him de pends by far the greater part of the Improvement of the floes. A common flock of ewes can in a short time be graded up to first-class sheep by always using the very best of sires and selecting and culling with judgment. in Tsachlne a D*f. Tou will want kindness, forbearance, patience. Make the dog fond of you— do not strike him with stick or slip per; use scolding sparingly and only as a punishment If the dog does well, tell him so. Pat him and say, "Good dog." Teach one thing at a lesson. Do not rush his education. Teach him to jump by placing a stick across a door way, where be cannot crawl around it, but very low', so that he can walk over It Raise it gradually, until he must Jump to get over it Say "Jump!" and if be does not understand, jump over the stick yourself to show him how. He will soon learn. Hold a inor sei above a dog's head and say "Beg!" If he jumps aud snaps, give him a ^ thc Q0ge P wU1 SOOD learn to balance on his bind legs. Then by walking with the morsel, saying, Walk, walk!" you can make him fol low. Get him to stand, take a paw In each of your baivls, gently press him into a sitting posture, and say "Steady! Sit up!" Mild he will qoickly learn to obey.— F. U. Sweet, in The Epitomist. «• Why H«r*e* Crib. Every one who has owned a horse which is constantly gnawing at the manger and at any bit of wood into which it can get its teeth knows how troublesome tbe habit is. It can be broken up, but it will require consid erable time aud effort. The cause of this habit is, in the majority of cases, due to indigestion or to bad teeth, so when a horse has tbe habit it should be turned over to the veterinary sur geon to have its teeth put in order. If this does not break up the habit, then treat the animal for indigestion. Give tbe animal a dose consisting of a mixture of two ounces of turpentine and one pint of linseed oil, and repeat in a week. Sec that the animal has plenty of exercise, and keep a lump of rock salt in Its manger all the time. For a while let the ration consist of bran and cornmeal night and morning, with cut hay as roughage; at noon let tbe ration be of whole oats, with a small allowance of hay. Under this treatment the animal will show a marked improvement in a short time, and if It is persisted in the treatment eventually will break up the habit of cribbing. Appl* Package*. A number of apple boxes of various sizes and shapes are on the market. The Oregon box is twenty and a half by eleven by nine and three-quarters inches inside. The ends are tbree folirths inch and the sides one-fourth Inch material. A box in which apples come from Colorado and New Mexi co is a little shorter and deeper, but of about the same capacity. A new box shown in the figure holds a little more than a bushel. A soeciai feature Is the panel ends. These make the package lighter and stronger than if the ends were of one fcolid thick piece, the panels acting as braces aud making bundles. The lM»st ray to get these boxes is in the form shooks. Yhej are easily put together by any X. •Sfe one who can nandle hammer and nail*, Maklug boxes la entirely different from putting barrels together, never recommend any one to attempt this unless he lias had some expert ence at cooperage business, as barrel stares are as contrary things as ow can Imagine. \v> Box shooks may b* I *£"!' Mj I *\ - . ~I A fWfj g : a. i ; : /ï ■ a ■M' M ft SkJr i ï APPLE BOXES. stored in some clean place and take but little room. Now that Eastern manufacturers are getting Into the apple box business we expect to see the odd size mongrel boxes displaced by something nearer uniform, though It may take several seasons to learn Just what size and form are best adapted to our needs. The form must be governed by convenience In storage, handling and shipment and the sise by the demaud of the trade, which we believe is best satisfied by a bushel or a little over. The chances at present are that it will pay to hold the best of the apples and box them for winter shipment. It will never do to put in» ferior apples in boxes. This is a new package in most markets, and more than oue season may be reiruired to make buyers familiar with it. The "bulk" shipment of fruit is rarely sat isfactory in the long run. If a mau has a good lot of choice apples we should advise him to try the box ship ment. There may not he much In it the first season, but this package is sure to come Into use. concludes Ru ral New' Yorker In giving the foregoing advice. is a . . as Poultry Koten* Prevention Is better than physics, especially in the poultry yard. Keep pleaiV of grit where the fowls can eat what they want at any Unie. The small poultry yards and houses need more attention than the larger ones. Many of the poultry diseases are tho result of crowding and unclean sur roundings. Lazy men make had poultry men. Only bustling, busy, wide-awake men ever succeed. All fowls that you do not intend to winter should be sold before cold weather sets In. Theory works very poorly in the poultry yard. You need good, sound sense, coupled with experience. Do not Imagine that you know all about the poultry business. It takes years of experience to insure success. Be kind to tbe poultry and teach every hen to love and know you. Re sults will tell of every little favor shows. Dark skin fowls are just as sweet and Juicy as the yellow. Tis not the color that makes the favorite, fowl for the table. Charcoal is very beneficial to the fowls, and you never see a case of in digestion where the fowls are given access to It. » Kenn Names. Our grandmothers would probably C*>t be any more at ßea with the phrases of our modern cook book than we are with the unpronounceable names that are given to the sauces and relishes w-e read about in magazines. Here is a list which will help you to enjoy these dishes when you know what you are eajing: Alt Bleu, a French term applied to fish boiled in flavored white wine. Au Gras, dressed with meat gravy. An Jus, in the natural juice or gravy. Birin-niurie is either a bath of wiue, spices cud vinegar (English term), or a French double-boiler for keeping sauces hot. ^ Bechamel, a sauce to serve hot with meats, made of butter (or dripping, our, white stock and herbs. Bln zier, a dish under which is a re ceptacle for coals to keep it hot. Bordelaise, a sauce similar to Be chamel, with the addition of a half glass of claret. Braised meat is meat stewed in a closely covered pan, with bacon, herbs or spices. Canapes are strips of stale bread fried and spread with seasoned fish or meat paste. Casserole is a baking dish, though sometimes a form of potatoes or rice surrounding a meat or oyster stew is termed a casserole. Croustades, fried forms of bread to serve minced meat or eggs on. Croutons, stale bread In one-half Inch cubes, browned in a slow oven for use in soup. of on. of K by the the by V Som» Int«r«H>ting Throrlr*. One of the original thinkers of this generation is John McAuslaud, who never speaks until he has something to say. He has a Scotch way with him. Some of his theories regarding the order and harmony of the univers? are startling. He is firmly convinced that tbe sun is cold, Instead of hot, and that its light is a reflection. Upon this point he will argue learnedly. It is his opinion that but for the luiuerals in the earth our planet would fly off into space, as there would be no magnetism to bold it to its orbit. As far ss per petual motion in radium Is concerned, be laughs. In liquid air he sees no eommeitis. vaine, because it er.nuot be kept. He is a profound b: Hover in electricity, the adaptation of which lis declares is still iu its infancy.—New York Press. of 11 « :i (I I'll F wl i i GOWNS. CRUSHED VIOLET GOWNS. A favorite material for outdoor wear Is crushed velvet, which has been crushed, literally crushed. When In Its crushed state It Is made up Into whole gowns and Is worn almost without other trtm This Is velvet □ring. The woman who wants to make her self a crushed velvet gown, and who does not want to go to the trouble and cost of buying the velvet, can, perhaps, do very nicely at home with the materials on hand. She can make herself a crushed velvet suit that will , rival anything she may see in the shops. ! The manufacturers, in making this velvet, wet it by special machinery provided for the purpose, after which they crush It with other machinery and finally stretch It out to dry. But the amateur who wants to make her own crushed velvet can do so in very simple fashion. Take the velvet and dip R in a tub of water. Now take and wring it around in the hands, twist it and wring it, and keep on twisting It until all the water Is twisted out of it. Then take the velvet and pin It down upon something to dry, but be careful not to raise the nap. It must dry in Its crushed state. Milliners and dressmakers who want to quickly (rush a quantity of velvet will taEe it and wet it. Then they will throw It over a great hook in the wall. Just as a candy maker throws* his candy over a hook. They will then take the ends and twist them and twist them and keep on twisting until it seems as though every fibre were broken in the velveL The whole Is then shaken out and dried. If properly "crushed' the velvet will have the appearance of baby lamb and will be particularly smart for the sea son's fashions. Panne velvet, on the other hand, is made in an amateur way by wetting the velvet well and then Ironing it until It lies flat. This gives a very good Imitation of panne. They make also a miroir velvet, but i i this Is made by wetting the velvet and ironing It on the wrong side. The result is the half crushed velvet which is called miroir. NAMES OF FABRICS. It is an interesting study 1o discover the origin of the name from which the articles of clothing with which we cov er ourselves comes. Many of the fab rics worn by women are named for the place in which they are manufact ured, or perhaps the maker is espec ially patriotic and christens his hand iwork afte rthe town of his nativity. 0t n G own wares with their surname. For instance, the name damask , cornea from Damascus, while satin la . a corruption of Zayton, a town in ChJna „ , . „„ -i,keo„intion r-« m Cambric is an abbreviation of Cam . frnm . _ bral. and gauze from gaze; baize from Bajae; dimity from Diraietta, and . .. . .. . . Jeans, the old fashioned jeans, comes from Jean ! Calico is named from Calicut. In In- | b dia, where M was first printed. Vel- i vet is from Italian "vellvute," mean Ing wooly. or from the Latin vellus, a hide or pelt 1 Serge com«, from Xerg«. the Span- " 1st. for a particular kind of blanket. The name blanket was from Thomas I Blanket, the famous English clothier, who waa influential In the Introdno | tlon of woolen Into England In the fourteenth century. 1 : Bandana cornea from an Indian , word meaning to bind, or to tie, and the Indians in the West wore this headdress long before the negroes of the South. Shawl is from the Sanscrit, sala, which means floor. They were used as carpet tapestry long before women wore them as adornment or for warmth.—New York American. of It WHY ORANGE BLOSSOMS? For many centuries the recognized thing for a birde has been a wreath of orange blossoms. The question is especially interesting when you note Che fact that in many countries, the orange blossom is entirely tabooed. The German bride wears myrtle; the girl of the Black Forest takes the flower of the hawthorn—when she can get It.* The brides of Italy and the French provinces of Switzerland use white roses, Spanish brides go in for pinks, carnations and red roses. In Norway, Sweden ahd Servia the bridal crown is of silver; In Bavaria and Si lesia glass, pearls and gold wire are used; in the island of Greece, vine leaves; in Bohemia, rosemary and so I The Roman blrdal wreath was of 1 ! on. verbena. Holly wreaths were sent as tokens of congratulation, and wreaths . of parrley and nie were given under , the idea that they were the best pre- ! ventlves against an influence of evil ; ne spirits. Why, then, the orange bios- ! som wreath? asks Woman's Life. There is a widely spread notion that j K was adopted a9 an emblem of fruit-1 fulness, but there is doubt as to I A ed whether this notion is well founded The practice of wearing the orange blossom has been derived from the Saracens, among whom the particular blossom wa? regarded as a symbol of prosperous marriage, a circumstance which is partly to he accounted for by the fact that in the east the orange tree bears ripe fruit and blossoms at the same tim«' Yo:i will aN 0 road that the flower wa® introduced Into * the wedding customs of our country ; by French millinery, having been se- ! 1 lected for its beauty rather tlian for any symbolical reason. ty LET THE CHILDREN HAVE PETS. . I Nearly all children love animals i and-should be allowed to have one I of some kind for a pet wh'erever pos elble. One of the hardest things to exercise in tli" bringing up of chil dren is foresight, and yet It is «be roost Important and Imperative of ne- 70 cessities in the mother who eonsciene tlously tries t ç do her duty. How of ten do you hear: "Oh, what's toe use? We may all be dead a year from now! This Is both true and trite, yet Is a more pernicious mode of reasoning. A child who cares for a helpless kitten is unconsciously fostering the instinct of motherhood. The fact that he or she is needful to the little creature produces the same glow which we experience in after life when we min ister to the wants of the tiny little toddlers who have not yet learned to do for themselves. Seldom will a child forget to feed a pet If he is once 99 , given the repsonsibility, all of w'hlch cultivates thoughtfulness and diverts ! from 8e,f - They do not know that the sweetest thing in life Is to be needed, that we need to be needed above allege, but we know and should n °t rob them of this keenest and mo8t Innocent of pleasures. Instead cf enumerating the disadvantages and drawbacks of having a cat or dog around the house when the desire is wistfully expressed by the little folks, look ahead and remember that you are here given the opportunity of planting the seed of a better, s.ronger and more unselfish solicitude for the Sirl has been wearing her glove unbut* toned and with the top part turned showing the lining. There has been nothing particularly attractive «bout this method of wearing a glove utuil right now. But the new glove ha3 ***" Purposely made to be worn w ith its top turned over. The upper P art of the glove which turns over in a cuff ,a lined wlth either black kld or 8ome «'tractive shade which harmonizes well with the glove's col orln * If tbe smart * ,rl would wear her * loye w,tb tbe "»V er P art turned °, ver * then tbe manufacturer decided that portion of the glove should add to, rather than detract from, the glove's style. The turn-over cuff now matches in color the stitching of the glove, and the effect Is extremely smart. Many times, when the gloves are made to order, the turn over cuff portion matches some special color note in the gown. With a black cloth i costume having a touch of baby blue i at the collar and cuffs black gloves are worn, with the turn over cuff lined with the same shade of delicate blue. These gloves fasten with one big but ton and are a decided fad of the mo ment.—Woman's Home Companion. care of those little human pets with out which no life Is fully lived. SOMETHING NEW IN GLOVES. There is not only a new glove this season, but a new way of wearing it. For some time the tailor made smart AUTOGRAPH TABLECLOTHS, .... .... ....... .. , , An , *" <0 * r * v t " 1 '»"«'o' 1 * «• the . You abo,,t °* ,bln ' " in 8 „ , .. .. Take a fine linen cloth—an after noon tea doth is a good' size—and .... ....... present It -to your intimate friends call together with a lead w ,, l °8 eiaer w "h a lead pencil and the request that tney write ! their names on the linen. Then em | b 1 r 1 ? ,der , t ; € a «t°8raphs in outline with i silk3 ' e,th f wb,:e or n d,fferent <'° 1 * ors * occasionally varying the monot ony by a 8 P ray t of flower f• 1 This device ,8 a Q ,iaint record of " ne ' 8 Pr » b * w » <» the 'her eTOiutlo» of the ''autograph I ' St> 5° e P e °i ,Ie 8° ,n for th « auto | * *■* > or Itajarp celeb rltlM ' b " 1 ,hMe of one a friend, are : " m "'' h m " re "h'" 1 "" 1 tb *< , lhl * " cbc,ne 18 tbe m<>st D0I,uI * r ' n*3 or, ^ AMNlNflY, 414 Gorgeous corsets are on sale, made of colored brocades. Three pair of elastics are sold with them. Velvet and ermine are extremely beautiful when combined. A fancy of the moment is the Juliet cap which the Parisians are adopting. It Is a pretty fashion to a youthful and attractive face, but very trying to others. Braiding is apparently to have an extraordinary vogue. Dotted and sprigged effects In the sheer silk and woo! stuffs are to be very fashionable. Small plaids, particularly in the blues and greens, promise to be a leading material for the spring sea son. The foulards' will continue their reign this summer. While silk braid continues to be used, gold braid is far more popular the coats I but is chiefly confined to 1 and ,s only «^«irionally seen upon ! the skirts of suits. The military mode of trimming . , , amount8 this spring and U ! very effectively carried out by the ; ne ^ de8 J^ 8 !n 8 «P a ^e motifs, ! 0ne . of ! be Dew ^ de cygne8 fi * ured n oulard effect has a blue j I A brorhe Im,isine in old bllie is ed with designs of white lilac cluster! outlined with black das-hes. ground covered with areas of pink milky ways Interspersed with big dots * and * n tbe v*"«« 0 °' Amden, which ; commands a magnificent \iew of the ! mountains and has the little lake ol 1 Wallenstadt at its foot. A Mysterious Colony. A great deal of Interest is being aroused in the Canton of St. Gall, Switzerland, as the time approaches for the arrival of a rich American colony whoee agents have been re cently buying tbe choicest plots ol A mystery hangs around the identi ty of the Americans, whose agents though they are paying well for ev . I i erything. refuse to say for whom thej I are buying. A number of beautifu. villas have been erected, while other» ars ' n ^he hands of workmen, Dr. Matthew H. Buckham, nearinj 70 years of age, will soon retire frun the presidency of the University o Vermont. fHE DAY OF T HE AU CTION SALE Thr fanner-folk cony^over the hill. Anti up from the neighboring vale To bid and bargain for and buy The loat of my good« for eale! The poster* out on the country-side Said: "Everything must go!"— But I'll have to tuni my eyes away From one poor bid, I know. cheap little hid of a mother young .. ho lives a mile to the west; She has come to bid my cradle in For the babe upon her breast— The cradle bought for a mother-bride And a babe of love's first dawn— I'll have to turn my eyes when I hear That "Going—going—gone!" I remember how the song of the lark In the sky came trembling down The morning I brought the little crib In my wagon out from town! The daisies curtsied along the road And the thrushes took a peep— I know they guessed that the tiny bed Was a nest for a baby's sleep!. One And while the larks and the thrushes piped In the morning diamond-dewed, The mother sang by her downy nest And the baby crowed and cooed; Till the baby's fancy passed away One night on a fitarry gleam,. And the mother followed him, w hear The end of his little dream! What need of a house and cradle now! What need of a nest for me?— The silence is my only mate, And my babe is memory! Ï give the crib to the mother young With the babe on her breast at play— But I'll have to turn my eyes, I .know, When she carries it away! —Aloysius Coll, in the Housekeeper. Ji risies ? esrs When a "Constant Reader" writes to ask whefher he should eat with a knife or a fork, you can't help think ing of the damage he must have pre viously done with his claws. Youth wants to write his name up high Fame's golden scroll to deck; But age is glad to write upon The bottom of a check. —Judge. You say you have shed real tears in Not exactly, It *• your acting? swered Mr. Stormiugtou Barnes; "but I bave been tempted to when I saw the box ofllce statements."—Washing ton Star. ÄU* "Larry, you've beard of this talk about 'race suicide.' What do you Ihink about it?" "Well, sor, I think the babies that oughtn't to be born are Itorn the ofteuest, begobs!"—Chicago Tribune. What would you do," said the ner vous person, "If a fire were to break out in your apartment bouse?" go right downstairs aud thank the jan itor," answers the man who is always dissatisfied.—Washington Star. • • I'd • • Wliat's the matter with jour book, Scribler? It was to have come out a 1 know; but it didn't »• ♦ * month ago. fit the pictures that the Illustrators drew for it, so, of course, I had to re write a good part of it."—Judg«x This life is all a struggle Against the weathers rule. It's keeping warm in winter, And in summer keeping cool. —Washington Star. Mrs. Honeymoon—"Do you love me?" Old Man (confidentially, from other seat, to bridegroom)—'"She's asked you Ibrty-seven times already. I get out here, but I'll leave the score with this gentleman by the window."—The Wan. derer. Miss Dora (to Major Putter, who is playing an Important match, and has Just lost his ball)—"Oh, Major, do rorne and take your horrid ball away from my little dog. He won't let me touch it, and I know' he must be ruin ing his teeth!"—Punch. "This," said tho leading citizen, pausing before a large tree enclosed in a fancy iron railiug, "is on*e of our little town's most treasured land marks, visitor. <» '•Indeed?'' asks the foreign 'Was It planted by one of your Presidents—or is it where your mobs lynch their victims?"—Cincin nati Commercial-Tribune. In Trouble Agsls. 4 T wouder," said the plump young woman, preparing to venture out upon the frozen surface of the park lagooD, "if the ice is safe? You needn't be tbe least bit afraid as to that," Mr. Mainbrakes hastened to assure her. hold you. When I was here yesterday I saw the boys chasing a runaway steer nil over it. The animal must have weighed 1800 pounds. Of course, he added, nervously, "I don't mean that you—that the steer, you know, mightn't have broken through if U had been on skates, but, still—well, anyhow, there can't be any harm in trying, because I see other girls out there that are even more— er— do tha skates fit j'ou all right. Miss Biggin?" —Chiengo/Tribune. ' * in it to »• I am certain it will •» Varieties. In Korea a serviceable umbrella costs about sixpence. The covering is of oiled paper. Blindness is very common among tbe Moors. At forty-five their eyesight be gins to fail. It is said that this af fliction is due to the excessive use of coffee. A firm with an odd name does busi ness in Washington street, Buffalo. The firm's name Is English & Irish, aud English is au Irishman, while Irish is of English parentage. The baya, or weaver bird, of India, spends a good deal of Its time in catch ing mammoth fireflies, which It fastens to the sides of Its nest with moist clay. On a dark night the baya's nest looks like an electric lamp. A Hearty Handahak*. Something about a man's Lealth may be told iu tbe way be shakes hands. The firm, hearty handshake of a sin cere man may be rather rough, so that one is taught he has a grip, but it In dicates stamina. While denoting ab sence of tact and refinement, it points to physical strength. The flabby hand that returns no pressure belongs to the person who has no great strength of body nor mind. Tbe quick, nervous temperament, and its opposite, tbe nerveless, passive one. belong to per sons iu ill health. The hand that threatens to collapse means fear. The feel of the hand called magnetic iudi* cates health und kiudness. and a de sire to help others. is p) TÄtY m h; ,%VAT I MI! \ m •St Amend the Read Law. V The decision of the Grand Jurors la recommend that the Legislature change the present road laws. Insomuch as they affect Fulton County, appears to us to be a step in the right direction. Under the present law all ninles over the age-of xsitecn years In the State of Georgia, who do not live within the boundaries of an Incorporated town or village, must pay thé sum of $2.50 an nual road tax, or accept the alternative of working the roads for a period of five days. This Is an antiquated sys tem, and one which does not work out well. The Road and Bridges Commit tee of the Grand Jury, which recently made an inspection of the thorough fares of the county, found many of flip highways and bridges to be in a very poor condition. With the view of find ing some method by which they may be improved the Grand Jury' called nil the County Commissioners together, and the result of the meeting was the decision that the present laws should be changed. Under the plan proposed the BoarJ of County Commissioners would have direct supervision of the entire road system of the county. All persons of a legal age would be compelled to pay an annual tax of $2 for the improve ment of the roads, and the portion of the act now* In force which allows Hu alternative of working five days on the roads would be repealed. The tax of $2 paid w«nld be applied directly by the County Commissioners to the road Improvement. Under the present system a 'arge ma jority of males over sixteen years ol age prefer to give five deys' labor tc the roads Instead of the money. The labor on the roads Is therefore con ducted in n most haphazard manner without centralized direction, and thî results ore bound to be inferior. 11 there was no alternative of road laboi those from w'hom the taxes are dm couid be required by law* to pay theii $2 each year, with the alterna live ol punishment in the case of failure. Th» money thus collected eoulJ be used bj the county board in au intelligent inau Der. Such a system would bring or ganizatlon into the matter of highway improvements, and the results wouk be made manifest In a very short tl»u,e. With the money collected improved road machinery could be collected—a thing which is Impossible under tin present haphazard system. In this day and age of the world the old system ol labor for a few days of the year, which originated somewhere about the timet of Klug Alfred the Great of England Is very much of an anachronism, good machine cau do the work of c great many people; do it much bcttei and save time aud money. It Is reported that a good roads con vention is planned to be held In tbit city in the near future, at which tht plan of the Grand Jury will be in dorsed. Resolutions should be draftee then for presentation to the State Leg islature, and everybody in the county should get behind the movement and help push. The plan is distinctly t step for the better, and should recelv« the indorsement of and assistance ol nil the public spirited.—Atlanta Jour On« nal. floTtMOV Odell on Good Rond*. The annual message of Governor Odell, of New York, had the follow-in? to say ou State supervislou over Sîui* roads: "Four hundred and eighty-four mllei of road have l>»u Improved by Statt aid since the enactment of Chapter 115 of the Laws of 1898. The eouutle* have already contributed their half ol the expense for building 019 miles foi which plans are now ready. Petition» have been presented for the construe tlon of 3250 miles. The total mileage of roads in tht State Is 74,097. In order to form a perfect system ol highways through the State, it is estimated that the tm provement of not more than ten pel cent, of the total mileage will be neces In other words, in order to se ■ sary. cure a system of good roads throughout the State, the total ultimate mileagt would be about 7500 miles. The eoun ties have provided for their half of tin expense for 1103 miles of improved roads, while the State has contributed Its proportion for only 484 miles. It If estimated that $2,801,000 will be re qulred from the State to complete this 1103 miles. "While It has taken a number ol years for this system of road improve ment to grow Into popular favor, it wil! be seen that probably within tbe nexi six or eight years all necessary road* will be under construction or will bar« been completed, provided funds ar« available, which will give a perfect sys tem throughout all portions of tli« State. This, with the State's contrl butions for the repair of roads In coun ties which have adopted the rnonej system, ought to give to New York a magnificent system of highways. Some changes are necessary in tb< good roads laws In order to protect aud repair these highways. These neces slties can be met by amendment ol the existing statute. While It is noi contemplated that the repairs to thes« roads shall be the Stute's duty, except in so far as provided under tbe so called Plank law, yet there should b< supervision by the State in order to in sure the maintenance of these im proved roads. With this end in view it might be proper to (JVovide for Stat« supervlslou over State roads by givlnf to the State Engineer and Surveyot such jurisdiction as will always secur« uniform plans for repairs in all coun ties ih the State." Mod n Superstition. Dr. Cabanes and Dr. Nass, In an ex cellent and careful work lately pub lished by them, say that a husband visiting his wife's tomb at Rouen it .May last found burled therein a calf*» heart stuck full of pins, which had been buried with the object of bewitch ing some person or persons unknown.— Pail Mail Gazette. In England telephone girls reeeivi from $190 to $214 the first year, trblt-l is gradually increased to $285.