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If, H RVRI LLr> A 11A ^ AVA ^ V PHONE NO. 2». Published Every Thursday at MISSISSIPPI PORT GIBSON, by the New York World, between the "crlm. wfive- the survival ol the pistol habit. H. H. CRISLER. An intimate connection is observed, ________ 'bout a promisin' "De trouble young man," said Uncle Eben, in the Washington Star, to git into politics an' pass out mo' promises dan he kin make good in a j Is dat he's liable f lifetime." Experts figure out, to the Pitts burg Dispatch, that there is still coal shoueh in this State to enable the Pennsylvania Railroad lines to soot up the abutting landscape for four centuries to come. * j The new Americans want to said Dr. Hale, in the Chris They told me one * < »» learn, 1 • tian Register. day at Rivington street in New York that If I would send them a hundred ing all the books before twenty-four houre had gone by, but if I sent them one life of Frederick »the Great or t lives of George Washington some of their German children would be read one volume of any history of Ger many, it would remain untouched In - The cry went forth not long ago the library. that Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, where great breeding farms are lo cated, would soon be strange terri tories for such industries. Without racing stables as incentives for the trainer and the owner, horseflesh would soon be worthless. That was a false alarm, announces the New York American. There never was a time when so much encouragement was given for the fancy stable and the pasture where the workhorse is developed. Gambling never made any stable, North or South, any bet ter than it otherwise would be. Buggy and carriage teams, roadsters, the animal for the plow and the dray, will always be in healthy demand. < For the time, then, we are forced to choose between the full beard and the mustache, or to dispense with hirsute ornamentation altogether. I The very marked American tendency toward the latter policy is, in our judgment, confesses Harper's Bazar, peculiarly gratifying and should be encouraged in «11 proper ways. In-1 deed it is no small pity that our Chief Magistrate is not, like Philip ,V., unable to grow any part of a beard; then all of us, of course, like the courtiers of the Spanish King, would necessarily go clean shaven. But alas! not only does he seem to cherish .that most hateful of all such same manner, and one of them—a quite promising one, by the way— indulges in a luxuriance of brown absurd growths, the mustache, but every member of the dominant po litical party who was suggested as his possible successor is afflicted in the hair upon his face such as is seldom seen nowadays. We question whether the beard serves the primary purpose of effecting an Improvement in his personal appearance, but in any case we shall never know, because once the people have become accustomed tention in the Loudon Times .to the remarkable foresight of the German to regard a political candidate in a certain guise a change becomes sui cidal. 1/ A student of Goethe has called at poet in predicting not bnly some of the great engineering enterprises of the present day, but the agency by which they were .to be accomplished. He hid been reading Alexander Humboldt's book on Cuba and Colom- : bia, and said to his friend Ecker mann that he believed that the von United States Government would ulti mately insist upon constructing a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. He predicted that within thirty or forty years the Pacific slope would be settled, and large cities would spring up to engage in business with China and the East Indies. The need of a shorter route from the east to the west coasts of the United States • than the one around Cape Horn would be so great that it would be j this was said in 1827, eighty years ; ago, when Michigan had not yet been admitted to the Union, and when set "absolutely indispensable for the United States to effect a passage from the Mexican Gulf to the Pacific Ocean." "When it is remembered that tlement had by no means reached the Rocky Mountains, it seems a wonder fully accurate forecast of the future. But this is not all. Goethe at the same time expressed a wish to see England in possession of a canal through the Isthmus of Suez, construction of that canal was not be The gun in earnest until 1860, a genera tion after Goethe wrote, and did not come under British control until 1875. Goethe also said that he 'should like to see a junction of the Danube and the Rhine." That is an enterprise for the future, and one ;hat will yet be carried out. V Sad Tale of a Motorist. a man of modest means, Bat lnclinatlonf ^ Who sold a corner lot and bought A motor ogy one day. Ho closed his business up to ride WftMn the big machine, 1 And parted with his diamond ring To buy the gasoline. 1 1 < ■ • t I Before, along the country ^oad^ 7 The sumac lit Its fires, He put a mortgage on hfe house To purchase rubbefr tires; And next he auctioned off his beds, His tables and his chairs To ® Ive car a coat of paint : Ao4 " ! ' ke Mme Bll * ht re I , * lr5 - s But speeding in the early dusk, Without his lamps alight, A man in blue and brass appeftfOc. And stopped his dizzy flight. He didn't have a single cent To pay the fine imposed; a j They took the auto for the debt, - And so the tale was closed. —Popular Mechanics. ^ÎSHSÎSÎSÎSÏSHSZSZSESÏSESÏSÏSHSïn j Near the Rose to BTZSH5c!SHSPSHSB5P5BSZJESZ£rESB52SESl O? They occupied the two corners of a seat on the parade, and took it in turns to" cast approving glances at each other. Each was profoundly con scious of the other's attention, and unaware that the other knew it. They cherished an acute fear in common, Would some insufferable blunderer or s 't down on the considerable area of t green bench that separated their cor ners? of - The girl was not without resource; her bookmarker—the latest thing in publisher's advertisements—fluttered toward the cliff. The young man sprang up. "Allow me," he murmured, and re turned it to her. In sitting down after this feat of agility it did not seem necessary to return to hig corner. "Thank you," said the girl, a little nervously. "It's so windy today, isn't it?" a is Very windy," agreed the young man, with conviction. "But warm " the girl suggested. "Oh, decidedly warm," he allowed. "Suph a change from last week," "And the week before. "Oh, you've been here so long?" the girl cried. "About jthree weeks. "Really? We came a fortnight ago; 'we stayed in town for a late Wed ding. 9* , " *» He flicked a »peck of dust from his Lady Marjorie Dalhurst's " coat. "Yes.'' "And are you staying much longer?" "We go North next week—next I Thursday; but w'e think of getting a day or t ^ r ° in t0Wn before that for be s ^P pin 5' - p In-1 (he name.- h e said. -Tm going North, too, with are at the hotel"— a one cr two men who "The Grand?" she asked quickly. "No; the Empire. "Oh! We're at the Grand." Their conversation had traveled a considerable distance from hotels to when an exclamation—from the suddenly broke it off. *» man "Pray excuse my rudeness," he said, with sqme appearance of haste. "Would you—would you mind walking a little way? The fact is, I've just caught sight of a man I wish particu larly not to meet—no, net that one; to your right, with the lady in green —if you would—thank you so much!" They walked in silence for a min ute or two. Then the girl laughed "i s he so very bad?" she demand ed. "A knave, a fool, or only a bore?" Oh, yes, Colonel Ayton." "Who? y° un S man roused himself from an apparently gloomy train of thought. "He's—oh, he's not a knave, but he's certainly a bit. of a fool, and a very pronounced kind of a bore." The girl nodded sympathetically. "Could we walk toward, the post of flee?" she suggested letters to post." a 'I have some They were opposite to it and about to cross the road when the girl drew back with a start. A motor turning a corner had all but touched her arm. The young man glared after it. : "Let me post them for solicitously, and hurried across the road - A name on the uppermost en velope caught his eye. "Lady Audrey Ware? Then this one must be"—a notice in the you?" he said "Visitors' List" flashed back to his memöry— "must be Lady Phyllida, the sister." As he rejoined the girl a neighbor ing clock chimed out a quarter, and he consulted his watch with incred ulity. cried. "I'd no idea it was so late," he By the worst of luck, I hap pen to have an appointment which is j rather important"— The girl broke in. "Oh, it is late! I had no idea, either. I must hurry, too, or I shall be late for dinner." They set off briskly. , "Do you generally sit on that seat?" ; asked the young man. The girl laughed. "Oh, sometimes! Im not very often out"— He glanced at her in surprise. "No, really?" "That is, not often alone," she cor rected, with rising color. "My peo They'd bs pj e are very particular, simply horrified if they knew, and I —I really oughtn't to paused in distress. "Don't you get any time for your self?" he pleaded. "Oh, well—! There's an hour or sr> they're having have"—She after lunch, while naps." "I know. They call it writing let ters, don't they?" She nodded, smiling, mustn't"—she persisted. "Please," he murmured; woirow anyway." 'But I really just to ■ V \ (She shook her head undecidedly. j I-d cant promise. Perhaps — The young man stopped suddenly, and she looked up. They were at th* Empire Hotel. A porter was carry ing a portmanteau down the steps to a cab. and on the pareaefct stood a tnah. • ^ 'The wel* Whispered the girl, With dancing eyes. But there was no Vwaponse from her companion. He stood very still. And then suddenly at a curt nod from the man near the cab, he left the girl. She stood là helpless astonishment, ah Wwlîlïng and unnoticed llstehen * . "Why the VUcktehS are you alwâys <out of thn Way when I want you?" growled tue colonel. The young man's manner remained stiffly, rigidly respectful. "You gave me leave he eut till seven, air," he The Cbhihel frowned impatiently. "Ob, Well, I suppose I did. But it's been a confounded nuisance. I'm call 1 < t to of \ ed back to town unexpectedly-, and I'Ve taken what I want Î0? the night. You can pack the rest and follow with it tomoYTow morning. "Very good, sir. As the cab drove off the young ma« turned, and without a look at the girl began to mount the steps. She gave a little start, and her color came and went. Then she ran to the foot of th© steps. You've got my fan," she called, faintly. He turned and descended stiffly. "I beg your pardon, my lady." She took it* Opening and closing it restlessly, "Cbme with me; I want to speak to you," she said, and led the Wâÿ to the beach in silence. But when she bad Sat down and he was standing before her, she seemed to have nothing to say, and it was he who broke the silence. T must have been mad," h© said bitterly. "And now I auppöse it will cost me my piace," "No, nel" Hq glanced at her. "You're very good, my lady. I don't know what made me do it. Your seeming do think from the very atari that I was the real thing"*= "The Meal thing?" *'A gentleman, I mean. It seemed to—to go to my head." She nodded. "Yes,'' «he Sâid softly, "that was it." *» »I O? a as by as lie if* do all He looked a little puzzled. It's so eftSÿ,'' he went on earnestly, "to copy the real ladies and gentlemen; you W'culd hardly think how easy." "Yes." , And—and, of course, I don't mean to stop in service. I'm saving up to buy a business; but I'm not ready yet, and if the colonel was to hear"— She gave a little low laugh. "He won't hear." "I'm much obliged, my la"— "Don't! Oh, don't!" she said breathlessly. "Don't you see? It was that with me, too—your seeming to be sure I was the real thing." He looked' at -her incredulously. "You're ifot ..Lady; Phyllida;?': - ; ; She flushed. "I'm Lady Phyllida's maid. But—but one learns a lot, as you say, and I don't mean to be a maid always-; and it—it was nice, pre tending. "Upon my word!" he said admiring ly. "Pretending? You match the part as—as white matches white. There was a short silence while he pursued an elusive foreign remark he had met with in his efforts toward a higher education. He grappled with it at last. "Si elle n'est pas la rose elle a vécu pres d'elle," he understood himself to say, and then was con scious of a vague fear that the re mark was not as entirely appropriate as he could have wished. He glanced anxiously'at the girl. She blushed and smiled. "You'll have to help me," she con fessed prettily; "my Latin is vqry rub ty." And the young man drew a breath of relief. "It's about roses," he explained in accurately; "and they—they stand for you and Lady Phyllida. The mention of Lady Phyllida had the immediate effect of depressing the girl. "I'm an hour late," she said ris ing. The young man looked at her solicit ously. "Will there be a row?" The girl's lips trembled. "Some roses have thorns," she observed shortly, as they struggled over the unstable shingle, and he offered an arm in silence. When they reached the firm ground of the parade, he addressed a remark to the sea: "In one year from now,'' he assured it firmly, "I shall be in a position to buy a little business." The girl became absorbed in the buttoning of a glove. "Is it high tide yet?" she asked, with a marked in crease of cheerfulness.— Y. H. Fried laender, in the Sketch. *» >» to all but an •• ger it ed to er, Because of the popular aversion to .the the serpent family there is a surpris ing amount of ignorance about even the the simplest of Snake habits. It is doubtful if many correct answers 0 f could be given to the question wheth* er ppakes lay eggs or bear their young al|ye. As a matter- of fftet, some species are viviparous and others i k tmparous. Most of the poisonous snakes, as well as many of our harm less varieties, belong to the former class. . and SNAKES' EGGS HATCHING. Tip on the Young Reptile's Snout With Which It Breaks Its Way Out. The European ring snake is close ly allied to our common water snake and goes by the scientific name Tropi donotus natrix. Curiously enough, all other members of the genus Tropfdo notus are viviparou^, and this species alone lays eggs. Furthermore, accord ing to Gadow's\ "Amphibia and Rep tiles," the new laid eggs usually show not the slightest visible sign of an embryo, unless oviposition is delayed, when the embryos are more or less de veloped. The eggs are laid in July or August j on j a * «»ft bed of Icam Or decaying variation, ft Ip à heatf of iqafiurà. The other fenàlreà sofflettthes lay as many as à HoieA ©fcgé Or more and tfcèy usu»\iÿ ötlck together so that Vire entire cluster can be picked up at once. Sometimes, however, if the process of laying is slow, they will be separated. The eggs are about ftp inch long and of a whitish yèlte# ^ or. The sheH is thin Anà Aoilbie like parchment lFhe y»\ihg hatch in late ÜiÛtlimn. 6ÖT summer or Before hatching they de- • velop a sharp calcareous growth on the tip of the snout known as the egg-tooth, with which the shell is silt open. Unlike hatching thicks, which are SHddOnty dispossessed by the bHs&Ving of their brittle shells, the young snakes may make many in cisions in the parchment envelopes and take many peeps at the outside world before ventnfi&g forth ihto the new i «mvirèhment. Shortly after hatching the egg-tooth is lost. At first the young live on insects and worms, but within a few weékS they are strong enough Id âttàck and devour young frogs. strangely enough, although the adults are strong swim ßiblrs, and spend much time in pond3 and streams hunting the fish -and frogs on which they subsist, the young are unable to swim, and they Will soon drown If they fäll into the wat,er. The European Hng snake, as well as the American water snake, makes an excellent pet; it is perfectly harm less, becomes very tame and learns to know the difference between friends and strangers. Gàdow tells | of a pet ring snake that would eat !. from his hand, crawl up his coat Sleeve and coil itself contentedly on his arm.—Scientific American. j MOTHER FOX'S CUNNING. - • — • • Her Ineffectual Plans to Divert Hun ters' Attention From Her Den. I Hunters found .a den of foxes in the ' hills south of Hagerstown and un* earthed five little ones about as large as well grown cats. The mother fox escaped before the hunters reached the den, which was lined thickly with soft grasses and feathers. Instead of running away she kept within sight while the hunters worked with their apparently • understood what they were doing, for she endeavored by every means to attract them away , shovels. from their work and toward herself. She approached quite near and acted ! as if lame and distressed. She would lie down on her side and writhe along the ground, uttering whines and moans. Then she would Bmp off as if* very lame, going very slowly and The hunters were not to be drawn away from the work in hand by such tactics, and finally, after much dig ging, came upon- the den where the five pretty little fellows were shrink ing. They made no resistance and seemed rather to like the handling and petting they received. All of them were taken}.to »a farmhouse, ! where they are confined. They will 1 not be released, but will probably be painlessly déspafchè'd. i Grown foxes do not make good, .neighbors in farm- j ing communities. Hunters say it is very rare tor monier foxes to leave all their young in one place. It is their,cunning habit to scatter the fam ily, one and two in widely separated retreats. It is said too that foxes will not rob roosts cldse to their dens, i but will go miles away for food and halting frequently. carefully hide their trails. Fightiny'the Rats. More than a million rats -have been killed in the San Francisco plague ; campaign within the last year. Traps and poison and Danysz's virus, which produces a mild form of typhoid, fatal to rats and harmless to man, have been the principal means used. Not all of the rats ^were plague-ridden, but so long as any rats remain the infected ones give one another ^jhe plague* and inoculate the fleas that carry to disease 'to mankind. Thou sands of dollars have been spent in destroying rubbish heaps, rat-runs and rat-nests, and in rendering rat-proof hundreds of bakeries, stables, mar kets, restaurants, granaries, etc. As an illustration of the imminént dan j ger of infection unless vigilance i3 constantly exercised the case of the Bowers family..jrill serve. One day lâsY November two .little boys named Bowers, one six, the other seven years old*/ found a dead rat while they were at play. They put it in a small cardboard box and play ed at giving it a funeral, Within a | week the entire family of seven per- j sens was ill with fever, attended with delirium. The -family' was rempved j to a plague hospital, where after | much questioning the doctors learned ; from the boys the story of the mock funeral. The body of the ra^ was re covered, and an examination showed that the animal had died of bubonic plague. Everything possible was i done to aid the Bowers family, but j they died—father; - mother, grandmoth er, and four children—leaving only one . survivor, an infant two months old. j Harper's Weekly. During the fiestas of Christmas or .the week of All Souls and All Saints, when the Indians swarm down from the mountains with their holiday wares for sale; visitors in the city 0 f Mexico may notice the strange j language „that the venders use in ad dressing each other. Even when they turn to serve the purchaser their Spanish is neither Castillian nor Mexican but is frequently broken by peculiar syllables and accents, This is merely an illustration of the fact that the Indian languages of old Mexico have not been entirely sub merged by the conquering Spanish, and in -some of the most remote dis tri-cts of the republic various and dis tinct languages handed down from the pre-Columbian era are still spoken in their pristine purity by many tribe members.—Mexican Herald. Many Languages of Mexico. îcet i n diameter __ . - _ j What is said to be-the largest wag in the world is doing service at i Nome. It is 26 feçt long, and 7 feet [ bigh from the axle and has wheels 10 on - 'ijr » rtni TmnrT ) | Tfl R SWTTljH ! ! AUIJ wlUiVU y ! OT XT'TVT D D O ! ; > 1 JE/J.» U Cl It O * * i A Fourth of Whom Hare 1 Contributed to the Hu* man Scrap Heap. ' ''Reg'lar B, & O. No; 6 4 the right main,'' shouted Switch Tender Grif fin through the telephone. It was a • Vertiflcation of the order he had re oeived, and the little shanty by the side of the track seemed älmost to burst with the volume Of his tonea Any one who spends twelve hours of the twenty-four in a railroad switch ing yard must accustom his voice to a never-ending contest with a bedlam of whistles, bells and rushing steam, Jamming the receiver oh Its hook and opening the little door, Griffin bent his six-foot frame through the opening. His lantern swung from the stump of his right arm, which had just enough of an elbow to make a hook for it. Successive bars of yel low light At every slant and angle glinted in the darkness as the reflec tlon came from one track or another in the tangle. He picked his way across them and stopped to throw the switch. Scarcely had he straightened up when out of th© night rushed No. 6- It Clattered past the shanty, thun tiered over the high iron bridge and | .then, like a spent skyrocket, it could !. be seen slowly bending its stream of light around the curve 'before the last straight stretch Into the white glare of the trainshed. j "You see," said Griffin, as he shov ed the door shut and gave the stove the only house-keeping attention which the shanty demanded of him, I "there's two o' them mains. One's ' the right main and the other's the wrong main. They're the two tracks across the bridge. The right main goin' - toward the depot is the wrong one cornin' out. But sometimes, if the right one is blockaded, we have to send the trains in or out by the wrong main." "Suppose," said I, "another train was coming out on its right main at th-e same time you might be sending B. and O. No. 6 in its wrong main, , Wouldn't something happen?" Sure. They'd clean it up with ! ambulances, and you'd hear the kids yelliqg 'Extry!' That's just the thing we've got to look out for." HJs frankness was a relief, showed me one thing, certainly, that Griffin was keenly aware of his respon sibility. In fact, I felt a sense of as surance in discovering Griffin's motto nailed to the wall beside a Sunday supplement picture. There was an element of dead certainty about its strong language. It read, "Live every da y so that you can look any—man in-the face and tell him *Go to —,' " a vigorous way, to be sure, of saying ! "Be sure you are/ right," but one, 1 nevertheless, that gave you a com fortable sense of doyble-riveted se eurity, with errôr hot even among the j possibilities. J R ^ U P i° r yourself.^ The magazines have had a big lot of hot air about the engineer. All their railroad yarns tell about the trainload of passengers whose safety rests with the man in i the cab. What in heaven's name It K Job important? Well, you can size would he do. I'd like to know, if we fellers didn't keep the switches right? Guess the lives of the trainloads de pend on the man in the shanty, too. I was not in a mood to dispute the ; statement, as Griffin caught sight of a light in the distance, which rapidly swelled to a full moon. "Great West ern, No. 3," he was hollering through the 'phone, wrong main for her," and it seemed as if he had scarcely gone outside of the shanty when the full moon, backed up by eighty tons of pounding iron and clouds of choking steam, rushed by, trailing half a dozen sleepers that looked like one elongated car. "Sure, we're the human scrap heap in this business. There's about as many of us maimed as able bodied. Look down that row of white lights to the right of the nearest track. Each one of 'em has a shanty and a switch tender. There's me and Bill Wil liams—he's my day partner—in this shanty both of us lacking a right arm. Dave, in the ne^xt shanty, he's got no left hand. Next feller's all sound. But the two after him—neither of them can count more'n about six all told on his fingers. Out'df twenty in thia- yard there are seven maimed, and among the 700 or thereabout in the city I expect there's between a third and a half handicapped. Dunno j how you would find out for sure."— Philadelphia Ledger. 'All right, Tom; the | j j | ; Where Every Cuss Word Costs a i j . j CURIOUS HOTEL CUSTOMS. Penny—a Drink for Church Attendants. -, A curious custom prevails at an Edinburgh hotel. Whenever a cus tomer is heard to swear he is re quired to place a penny in a box on the bar couhter. It is not a matter for surprise that the landlord hears much less bad language than some of his fellow publicans in the capital of Scotland. The following is a quaint idea for providing funds for picnics and so j much success at an Ashton-on-Mersey inn. with the inn, and when a customer calls for refreshment he is expected to knock on the table or counter be he is fined one penny. Any one who wrongfully accuses another of break ing this unique rule is also fined. The money thus obtained provides funds for many enjoyable outings and pleas ant evenings during the course of the year. At another hotel, known as the Old Hundred, customers are allowed only sue drink. If one is not sufficient to It Is carried on with cial evenings. A "knocking club" is connected fore drinking. If he fails to .do this j juench their thirst they are obliged to 8° out of tbe hotel and take a i walk before they are allowed to have [ mother. . T?ll recently the proprietor, of an } »Id time hotel in Warwickshire used ! V to iitrite all his customers to accom pany him and his wife to thé servie* at the parish church on Sunday morn ings, whtoh was situated on the oppoi site side of the road, the house being; Closed while they were away, On re? turning eàcfi Customer Wfts invited »tcj partake of refreshments offered by the hospitable landlord free of charge. Visitors to a certain hotel in Aber deenshire who wear brown boots must remember to keep them in their room overnight, Otherwise the boots will be blacked, regardless of the original color of the same. In one of the rooms of a Dumfries public house is an old armchair which is said to have | been frequently used by the poet Burns. All who sit in this chair are expected to treat every one who is in immortal memory of the famous Scot ; tish national poet is drunk. ! a I the room at the time, and often the tish national poet is drunk. A small hotel in Wales until quite 1 rvccntly .a, used b, the Catholics as a place of worship on Sundays, and police court proceedings were held on the premises during the week.— Fron» Tit-Bits. Two preachers not long ago were discussing the men who have been oî HOW BEECHER GOT EVEN. Made a Woman Who Slammed a Door in His Face Wish She Hadn't. shining lights of the metropolitan pul pits, and as a matter of course Henry | Ward Beecher led the procession reminiscences. "Beecher was never a conspicuous example of a preacher and pa3tor com- | bined," said one of the men. made the preaching end of the work 'He his chief concern, and left the flock to be pastorized by his assistants. . "But once in a while he would de- ' cide, that he owed it to his parishion ers to make a round of calls, himself told me the following story of an incident which had occurred on He j one of these expeditions. "He had made out a list of name3, had got the addresses, from the church directory—perhaps an old one —and was taking them in their most convenient order. This brought him to a hoiflse in which, according to his j list, lived a Mrs: B—. "It was a very modest house, and when Mr. Beecher rang the bell he had to wait some tiihe for a response. When this did come it was a very irritated one in the person of a wo man, who was evidently just from the washtub. " Don't live here!' snapped the wo man, and slammed the door in his f Mr. Beecher waited quietly on the doorstep until'the woman had cer- | . basement and to x'esume her wash ing. Then he rang the bell again, Af ,.. „ *. _ _, After a whi.e the door was again o-pened by the sudsy female. '"Who' said she did!' exclaimed Beecher, and went down the steps and off up the streqt. And I'm inclined to think,' he chuckled as he told the story, 'that woman will treat a civil question bet ter; the next time she meets one.' New York Sun. "Ts Mrs. B Beecher in his best manner. in?' asked Mr. if i tainly had time to go back to the .. . FISHING ON HORSEBACK. How Squid Are Caught on the Cali- j fornia Coast. ' On the California coast they fish on horseback. After a big blow enor mous numbers of squid are some ,. ., _ . .. times seen washing about among the pounding breakers. When such news comes to the town every man or boy who can beg or borrow a horse goes galloping down to the beach armed with a six foot j bamboo,. at the end of which is a strong steel hook. They dash into the surf and driv ing the sharp steel into the squirm ing jellylike creatures haul thfem ashore one by one and leave them lying high and dry upon the beach, pumping ink and water and with their long, sucker rimmed arms coiling about like snakes. Squid sell for a couple of shillings apiece. ✓ Their flesh is good for bait; the pen, a long, opal rinjed bone which extends from the tip of the tail to the neck, forms the cuttlefish 'bone of commerce, and the eyès, which when dried look like large dull pearls, j find a ready sale among curio dealers —Fry's Magazine. . Philadelphia Takes to Flats. Ten years ago there was not a modern flat house in this city. There , were a score of old' residences turned into housekeeping apartments and quite a number of modern buildings | in Which people could live and board in the common restaurant. This is rather remarkable, considering that at the time many persons in other cities lived in flats by preference, j Now there are many modern flat houses here and more are going up all the time. There are some persons . who do not think this wholly a gain. It is not likely that the time will ever come when we shall -live in flats to is plenty of room right now for a hundred new houses of the kind.— « j Philadelphia Inquirer. the extent of New Yorkers, hut there An Impossibility. The other night, when a Bryn Mawr man was putting his 4-year-old daugh ter to bed the following dialogue took place : v . \ "Can God haar what I say now? from the daughter. "Yes ■■ renlied the father res, repneu me iatner. This time in a whisper: "Did He , .. „„ . . . . . . hear then?" inquired the daughter. I es. He nears you just the same, was the reply. \ This time apparently lower: "Did He hear me then?" asked the child, "Why, yes, of course He does," said the father. I . "Well, I did not say anything that time at all," declared the child in triumph.—Philadelphia Ledger. - Three hundred Berlin streets are planted with 44,000 trees which are said to represent a value of $190,090, Nearly a thousand gardeners and as } istants are employed to take care ol | ! them. said Un cle Eben In the Washington Star, when someone hands him a lemon in ready wlf de sugar and other filin'* to make It tol'able pleasant to take.** ••pe real resourceful man,' | |^buyïng*P»î*t"matêriâis. There are many so-called white leads on the ; market, which contain chalk, zinc, ! barytes, and other cheap adulterants. Unlaw the property owner takes ad ns of pro white The Toledo Blade think* that If If Is true that Mr. Carnegie "has taken to writing poetry" the world will be longer in doubt that he Intends to QO die poor. ft SIMPLE SAFEGUARD IN BUY ING PAINT. I Everybody should know how simple end easy it Is to »void »11 uncertainty 1 -, . rd M htaf by rÄahle ^ manufacturers, he runs great 0 f getting an inferior and adul terated white lead. It is to protect the paint-buyer S fftlnst fraud and adulteration that ational Lead Company, the largest makers of genuine Pure White Lead, place their famous "Dutch Boy Paint er" trademark on every keg of their product, an absolute guarantee of its purity and quality. Anyone who wants to make a practical test of white lead, and who wants A valuable free book about painting, should address Na tional Lead Company, Woodbridge Bldg., New York, and ask for test equipment. | Don't be afraid to go out of the way to do a good turn for a friend | Hicks* Gapudine Cures Headache, Whether fr 010 cokU, stanach or nervous troubles. No Acoetanilid or dan ' g6c. and 50c.. at all druggists, ways. Originality is appreciate . j Don't be afraid to think out new H. H. Green's Sons, of Atlanta, Ga. are the only successful Dropsy Spe c i a lists in the world. See their lib era j 0 ff er i n advertisement in anoth er column of this paper, j John B. Dickey's old reliable eye water cures sore eyes or granulated lids; Don't hurt, feels good; get the genuine in red box. It is a good deal easier to earn money than to get a living out of it. Don't be afraid to play the game honestly. Honesty always wins out. •100 Reward, *100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded dis ease that science has been able to cure in all its stages,and that isCatarrh. Hall'sCatarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a con stitutional disease.requlres a constitutional treatment. Hall'sCatarrhCure is taken intre | nally.acting directly upon theblood and mu cous surfaces of the system,thereby destroy . ing the foundation of the disease.and giving the patient strength by building up the con stitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith ln lt8 curat i VS powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials, Address Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family PiJ»s for constipation. Eliminating the Unfit. It was a score of years ago that W. J. Conners, now chairman of the New York Democratic State Commit tee,- secured his first great freight handling contract, and when the work was ready to start he appeared on the Ohio street dock at Buffalo and called 1,000 burly "dock wallopers" to order. j "Now," roared Conners, "yez are to worruk for me, and I want ivery man to understand what's what. ^ lk * ^ny man in the gang." N , Q€ hundred ^ nlno ty-nine swal ^wed tha insult, but one huge, double warrior moved uneasily and, j ! stepping from the line, he said: "You can't lick me, Jim Conners. / "I can't, can't I?" bellowed Fingy. No, ye can't," was the response. Oh, well; thin go to the office and jit your money,'' said Fingy. "I'll have no man in me gang that I can't lick." —Success. ■ j n an Oklahoma Windstorm, l Scott, who owns a farm near Guymon, had quite an exciting ex perience in the high windstorm Friday night. He was attempting to get to s torm cave just as the wind was a t Jts highest velocity When the storm subsided Mr. Scott j in the breaks of Sand Creek, three miles from home, having been blown through three hog tight wire fences and over some of the roughest coun try in this section.—Guymon Herald. , Both Folly Nourished on G rape-Nats. MOTHER AND CHILD | The value of this famous food is *hown in many ways, in addition to wbat ml 8ht be expected from its chemical analysis. Grape-Nuts food is made of whole wheat and barley, is thoroughly baked for many hours and contains all the wholesome ingredients in these cereals. j . It contains also the phosphate of potash grown in the grains, which Nature uses to build up brain and nerve cells. Young children require proportlon ately more of this element because j the brain and - nervous system of the child grows so rapidly. A Va. mother found the value of Grape-Nuts in not only building up ^ er own strength but in nourishing her baby at the same time. She writes: "After my baby came I did not re ""l 1 ? "* doct ,° r " ld I , cod,d the bab, " 1 d!d n0 * hmT * o°"tl«hment for ^ besides I was too weak r _ _ He said I might try a change of ^ &nd #ee what thM would ÛQ ^ recommended Grape-Nnts food. ] bought a pkg. and used it regularly; A marked change came over both ^aby and I. "My baby is now four months old; I Is in fine condition, I am nursing bei and doing all my work and never fell better in my life." "There's a Re» son." Name given by Postum Co., Battu Creek, Mich. Read "The Road ts Wellvilie," in pkgs. | *re génois«*, tree, and fall of humai Ever read the above letter? A new oae appears from time to tinte. The] interest.