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W In of lo B il W : 1 * i 9 19 STRATEGY OF A SMALL BOY Youngster, Who Broke Window in Suburban Home, Seems to Have Making of Clever Rascal. An iron hoop bounded through the area railings of a suburban house and played havoc with the kitchen window, says Llppincott's. Tbe woman waited, anger In her eyes, for the appearance of the hoop's owner. Presently he came. "Please, I've broken your window," he said, "and here's my father to mend It" And sure enough, he was followed by a stolid-looking workman, who at once started to work, while the small boy took his hoop and ran off. "That'll be four bits, ma'am, aounoed the glazier when the window was whole once more. "Four bits!" gasped the woman. "But your little boy broke It—the lit tle fellow with the hoop, you know. You're his father, aren't you?" The stolid man shook his head. "Don't know him from Adam," he He came around to my place and told me his mother wanted her winder fixed. You're his mother, aren't you?" And the woman shook her head also. of an said. Serviceable, Anyhow, The unanswerable retort was heard at a North Country dog show last week. At the man who brought up a brisk but undecorative whippet, an affable attendant scoffed. "That'll win no prize, lad," he remarked Anally. "What's wrang wT him?" was the sur prised answer. "Wrang? Haven't A been tellln' you? Why, look at his legs. Those legs are na' lang enough." "Not lang enough? Why, they touch the ground—did ye want them any langer?" —London Chronicle. •o he a Naturally Surprised. An old German furniture dealer had a woman customer who was a great talker. Nobody could get away from her when she started In. One day he sent a clerk to the lady's house to try to collect a bill. When the élerk re turned empty handed the old German said: "Veil! Vat did the lady say?" "She did not say anything, sir. She was mute," replied the clerk. ■'Vat!'' exclaimed the surprised Ger man; "vas she dead?" '.n THE BLUFF MODE8T. % «I ? «1, I: 1 . 1 « I c ■ «• ' I -V; : rC. \ £ i v ,•"<7* 4 -fr' Horan (the under dog)—Shure, Mike Doran, an' If yez don't take yure fist out av me oye It's sthorage Ol'll be afther chargin' yez. A Deep One. "Gosh all hemlock!" exclntraed the first farmer; "ain't yer struck water yet? How deep hev ye gone?" " 'Bout a hundred feet," replied the other placidly. ''An' ain't ye discouraged?" "Oh! I dunno! I can't say I ain't glttln' a long well."—Cathollo Stand ard and Times. Giving Her Away. "I don't feel a bit older than I did 40 years ago," he declared. "Don't go around making such a sll I have ly boast," his wife begged, told several of my friends that you are only five years older than I am." A Plausible Explanation. ''Why do they call Washington tbe city of magnificent distances?" "Because," answered the disappoint ed office seeker, "It is such a long way between what you go after and what grou get" A Prophetic Profit. Pharaoh had just dreamed of the seven full and the seven blasted ears of corn. "You are going to Invent a new Und -of breakfast food," Interpreted Joseph. «-Judge. ACTOR AND THE PLAYWRIGHT Former Resents Idea That He la Given Vehicle to Express Talent and Genlua to World. "You don't seem to have a very high opinion of the man who wrote the play In which you are appearing." "Why should I have a high oplnoln of hlmT" asked the popular young Actor. "He has given you the opportunity* lo become a public favorite." "He has given me the opportunity? My dear sir, he Is not responsible for the talent, the genius, the artistic tem perament I possess." "No, but If there were no play wright to provide you with a vehicle how would you find expreslon for your talent, your genius, your artistic tem perament? It seems to me that you owe everything to the man who gives you lines to speak." "My dear boy, you have a primitive mind—very primitive. You could not drive your automobile If there were no mechanics to make the wheels and the brakes and the engines; but do you feel that you owe all to the besmeared mechanics? Pardon me for a moment while I indulge In thought. It la my favorite recreation." in he at he Heredity. "Give me a kiss!" pleads the suitor of the lovely daughter of the eminent philanthropist. "I will," she replies thoughtfully, "on condition that you raise three more within five minutes."—Judge's Library. I HI8 PURPOSE. 1 . Mi r ' l Pi' It up an A 'In First Senator—What makes you keep declaring that you will never Again be a candidate for public of Bee? Second Senator — Well, I've got •o keep saying something In order to prevent my friends from overlooking me as a possible candidate. a A Tender Plea. "I see that Jack has colored h!s hair black where It was turning. Why did he do such a foolish thing?" • "Well, his girl asked him to do It, and, of course, no man could refuse a loved one's dyeing request" he re In the Blood. "Why do American heiresses persist '.n marrying Impecunious noblemen?" "I suppose with the American vom in's Instinctive love of bargains, they :annot resist the prospect of geb ting anything that's reduced." The Question Today. "Are you making history?" Inquired the Mexican Insurgent. "What a question, general." "I ask It seriously. Are we making alstory or Just a few films for the mov ing picture people?" Average Time. "Which of these clocks Is right?" "I don't know. We've five clocks When we want to know the time we idd 'em together and divide by five, and even then we're not certain."— London Opinion. The Only Way. "1 think, dear. I'll make my will." "Why should you do that? You haven't anything to leave." "I know; but It seems to he the only way lu which I cau hope to have i will of my own." At It Again. The Doctor—I boo there has beet «orne discussion as to whether It should be a Norwegian or an English flag that flies from the south pole. The Professor—The hotor belongs to neither. It should he Polish. the the Time to Roost. "Doctor," said a despairing patient, "I'm In a dreadful way—I can neith er lay nor set. What shall I do?" ''Well," said the medical man gravely, "I think you had better roost" Inexcusable Ignorance. Rankin (trying to remember)—Wht and what are the "geisha girls?" Fyle—The gay Shaw girls? I don't know. Why not read his stuff your self and find out? did sll Lost Time. "When you make an engagement, you are always right on the minute keeping It, aren't yoii?" "Yes, I have lost a lot of time that way." tbe Her Untrained Ear. "Yea, I enjoyed my visit to Boston ever so much." Miss Cahokla was saying. "What a curious— er —brogue they apeak there, don't they?" the The Cause. "I don't look well In a steamer cap." "Few people do. You aee, It Is a aort of handy cap." OPERATION SAVED MIND VAN LEARNS NAME AFTER FOU» TEEN BLANK YEARS. Condition Due to Attack of Toughe and Being Shanghaied—Recover ing Memory of Former Days, He Forgete Former Life. New York.—B. Chandler Rogers, who was beaten by toughs, thrown Up to the Hudson river and »t»«ngt»ataA by a British sailing ship on the night of - May 10, 1897, and who spent the next fourteen years of his life wltlv out the slightest recollection of whom he was or what he had done before he waa Injured, came here from Be attie the other day to search for hia sister. His mind was cleared last Oo tober after surgeons In Seattle removed a fragment of bone that was pressing on his brain. Rogers, who is now thirty-one years old, told his story to a reporter. "My principal business In life," he sand, "now Is to find the sister that I haven't seen for nearly IB years. 1 have reason to believe that she is in Bridgeport, Ct., and I am going there tomorrow. Mrs. Michael Roy, who lives In Bridgeport, has Identified, I am told, a photograph of me as that of her brother. Maybe she Is mistaken, but I hope not "After I was operated on in Seattle everything I had been doing for four teen years was wiped out and I re membered who I was and what I had been doing before I was hurt In this city at Eighth avenue and Sixteenth streeL I remembered that my right name was S. Chandler Rogers and that my home was In New York, al though they told me at the SeatUe hospital that I had been known as George Kelly for many years. "I was a newsboy In New York and later a messenger boy. Once in a while I got a chance to box In the aters and made a little money. On May 1, 1897, I got a day off from my work and that evening with a friend and two girls I went to a show. Aft er the show I took my girl home and then atarted for bed, but at Eighth avenue and Sixteenth street three men stopped me. It was pretty dark and I couldn't see their faces, them asked me for a match, hlm I wasn't a match factory, and he made a pass at me. I tried to hit him with brass knuckles I was wearing, but another of the three slugged me with a blackjack. One of I told "When I came to I was trying to keep afloat In the Hudson, swimming desperately and nearly blind from ths pain and shock of my hurts. I man aged to catch hold of a piece of piling and screamed for help. That's all I recall definitely. I have been told by the doctors that I revealed to them after the operation in Seattle that I was shanghaied that night by a Brit ish ship, that I was badly hurt by ths mate and that I had all sorts of ad ventures In the next fourteen years under the name of George Kelly. I suppose they are right, but I can't r» member what I did as Kelly. "There's a young woman out In Se attle who says that I am married toi her. If that is true she Is In a mean sort of position. S' ie married me as Kelly and I have sued the name and personally of Kelly forever." Rogers' Identity was established by a curious circumstance. As Qeorgo Kelly he was living last October at Fort Blakely and working in a lum ber mill. On the evening of Tuesday» October 10th, Rogers—or KeUy—left home for a trip to Mill Town, hadn't been feeling well and his wlfo was worried about him. After order ing groceries at a Fort Blakely store, he disappeared. Three days later he was found naked In a forest near Port Blakely crawlipg on his hands and knees and barking at dogs that were annoying him. He was taken to the Providence hospital in Seattle and was the doctors found, unable to speak co herently or to see. On October 16th, the operation was performed, which relieved pressure on his brain, stored the power of speech and the ability to see and which gave him back also bis former Identity. He HAS A USE FOR OLD MAIDS lohn Burns Would Make Unmarried Women Take a Poor Law Child to Board. London.—Replying to parllamentar) critics of his administration of the poor law schools, John Burns, Presi dent of the Local Government Board, declared that every old mold In Eng land who owns more than two cate or more than one dog should be com pelled to take a child from the poor hbuse. He maintained that his policy of removing the children from the poorhouse to the care of private fam lies had proven markedly successful. Referring to the children who have been boarded out Mr. Burns said: "Increasingly both rich and poor are adopting poor law children. If I had my way I would make it compulsory for all women who keep more two cate and one dog to have a poor law child on which to divert some of the cash and a good deal of the wasted sentiment which many people put upon animals to an extent which le absurd." 1,600 Tone of Hay In One Pile. Wapato, Wash.—The largest pile of baled hay ever put up on tho reserva tion la to be seen on the Wapato ranch, two miles northwest of this city. This pile contains 1,623 tons, or SflCIH TRY POND LILY SALAD of MADE WITH LETTUCE, BOILEO EGGS AND OTHER THINGS. Veal Croquettes That Are Tasty, Made From Meat Left Over—Stuffed Peppers, Madge's Cookies and Pie Cruta. Pond Lily 8alad.—On separate salad plates arrange some nice white let tuce leaves. Boll eggs hard, one and one-half for each person. Cut whites In long strips, placing these In cen ter of lettuce. Then chop yolks flue, adding finely chopped celery, parsley and olives. Mix well with mayon naise dressing, season with salt and pepper and place In middle of dish. Veal Croquettea.—Use beef or chicken or any kind of leftover meat. Put tbe meat through the chopper, season with salt and pepper, moisten with cream sauce or soup; add well beaten egg; cracker crumbs to make stiff enough to mold In balls and fry sauce for same. Pry a small onion In butter for the flavor only, take out and brown some flour; then add either soup stock or water and then season with salt, pepper and catsup. Cream sauce may be poured over them In stead. Stuffed Peppere.—Be sure and get bell peppers. For six large peppers cut tops and take out seeds. Boll for half an hour one and one-half cups of chopped veal, one-half cup cold boiled rice, three chopped tomatoes, one-half teaspoon salt, one tablespoon of melted butter. Fill the shells with this and a few buttered cracker crumbs on top. Bake about one hour. Madge's Cooklea.—Cup of butter, cup of powdered sugar, cup of corn starch, tablespoon of milk, two well beaten eggs, small glass of sherry and teaspoon baking powder. Flour to make stiff enough to roll; roll thin and cut, then brush over with milk; sprinkle cinnamon, granulated auger and chopped nuta. Good Pie Cruat.—Six heaping table spoons of flour; about half teaspoon of baking powder, tablespoon lard and a little salt Mix with milk In stead of water. I n M0 Kerosene will make boots or shoes hardened by water Boft and pliable as new. Place a deep skillet over Irons when they are heating. They will re tain the heat longer. Boiled starch Is made smooth and effective by the Introduction of sperm, salt or gum arable dissolved. Old paint stains may be removed from cloth by covering the spot with olive oil or butter, then applying chlo roform. If dirt eeems to settle under the nails rub pulverized pumice stone un der them with an orange stick and wash with warm water. Parsley may be kept fresh and green for several daye If It le put in a covered earthen Jar In a cool place. It will last longer than In water. To scald milk put the milk In a pan or double boiler, stand In a pan of boiling water over the fire. When the milk begins to steam It Is scalded. To clean and renew shine of leather chairs, bniBh off first all dust Then rah well with a mixture of three parte benslne and one of sweet oil. Steel, when rusty, may be cleaned by giving the article a good coating of sweet oil, leaving It for a few days and then rubbing It with unslaked Um«. It's a good scheme to keep a long crochet needle In the bathroom to draw out threads or hairs from the waste pipes, which stop the outflow of water. To Bottle Peas. Green peas that are to be bottled should be gathered on a dry day and only peas that are perfectly sound should be used. Shell them carefully lnd dip them In boiling water In which a spray of mint has been soaked. Ari er blanching, dry the peas and put them Into w^de necked bottles with mint and salted boiling water. Cover the bottles and put them, wrapped In hay, In a pan of water. Bring the wa ter slowly to the boll and allow the peaa to cook gently for an hour and a half. Set the pan aelde till the peas are quite cold, then lift the bottles out and lay them on a damp cloth In a warm place. Hermetically teal the bottles, dry them carefully and store till required. Frleaeeed Beefsteak. Take a round steak and cut It Into small pieces about two Inches square; roll each piece In flour, sprinkle salt and pepper over all and put Into fry ing pan with plenty of lard or butter. Put Into oven and brown as you would a roast, turning pieces a few times. Then add water and cook either In oven or on stove for an hour end a half or two hours. Thicken the gravy and aerve. Sploed 8almon. Place In the dish the liquor from e can of salmon, two tablespoons bub ter, two tablespoons lemon Juice, four of water, one-half teaspoon cloves, pinch of cayenne. When It begins to boll add the salmon, salt to taste and boll a tew minutes. Serve on toast or eraokere. PLAIN REASONS WHY THE WIND« BLOW. Astronomers and other scientists have not yet succeeded in ascertain ing Just how far the atmosphere of our earth extends above the land and the sea on which It rests, but some of them hope to some day soon. The Astronomer Royal of England, who has completed his report for the fiscal year ending May 10. tells some very Interesting things about the varying densities, altitudes and temperatures of the air cushions, air pockets and air currents surrounding the earth. In reference to air currents and the reasons why the wind blows, the report explains that air consists of gaseous particles, all trying to get away from one another, and that, un der certain conditions, they can be compelled to come closer together by contraction, or forced to fly further apart by expansion. A quart bottle, for example, holds 22 grains of air at the temperature of 70 degrees. If the bottle be cooled by surrounding It with loe, the air Inside contracts. When this occurs, more air rushes In through the bottle's neck. The quart of air now weighs more than 22 grains. If the bottle be heated, the air It con tains expands, its tiny particles fly further asunder, and many of them escape from the bottle altogether. There Is still a quart of air, but It weighs much less than the original 21 grains. Now, consider the earth and the sea under the Influence of varying degrees of the sun's heat Where the heat Is greatest, the air Is made lighter and expands. Where the heat Is least, the air Is unexpanded and heavy. Both the hot and the cold air have weight but the oold, being the heavier, Is drawn more effectively down to the ground. In doing so it drives the light er air np out of Its way. Just as a lump of lead dropped Into a pall of water forces some of the water upward. If the earth were equally warm at every part, and continued at a constant tem perature, wind could not exlsL It ••blows" because of heat and gravita tion. In other words, air moves from the place where Its weight or pressure is most, toward the place where Its weight or pressure Is least. HORSES DECREASING IN PARIS. The number of horses In Parts steadily decreases under motor comp» tltlon, and the horses that remain have to thank the automobile as well ms the efforts of various societies for the better treatment they receive, for to survive In these days they must be fit. The army authorities take a cen sus of the number of horses, and the figures for 1911 show 72,488 in Parts, compared with 96,698 in 1901. Thlj means that the number of horses has decreased 24,210 In ten years, or al most exactly a quarter. The military authorities are somewhat perturbed over this fact. It Is true that for transport of war material and provis ions automobile traction saves the use of many horses, but there remain the needs of the cavalry and artillery. The old standby for trained horses, the omnibus companies, will soon be of no assistance, for autobuses are rapidly supplanting horse-drawn stages. BIRTHPLACES OF FRUITS. The raspberry Is native to tem perate Europe and America and cer tain parte of Asia. The apricot orig inated at China. The peach, too, was originally a Chinese fruit. The cher ry birthplace was near the Caspian Sea, and the plum cornea from the Caucasus and Turkey. The pear Is native In temperate Europe and West ern Asia. The quince ' came from Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Caaplan region. The apple Is native all over Europe. In the Cau casus, round the Black Sea and In Persia. The flg seems to have origin ated In the lands bordering on the Mediterranean, particularly In Syria. The red current grows wild all over Europe. In the Caucasus, the Hima layas, Manchuria, Japan and Arctlo America. The sweet orange origin ated in Southern China and Cochin China and the citron in India. THE U8E OF THE COMMA. The point on which most writers are at odds with the compositor Is the comma, says the London Chron icle. It Is not that he misplaces It so outrageously, as In that sentence which was the cause of many tears In a Berlin newspaper office some years ago: "Prince Bismarck walked In on his head, the well-known cap on his feet, large, brightly polished top boots on his forehead, a dark cloud In his hand, the Inevitable walking stick In hla eye, a menacing glance." No, but he la too fond of this par ticular punctuation point. He takes a delight In breaking up the flow of sentences with his artificial pauses. We all say; "Why then did you do It?" In one breath. It la the composite. who aaya, "Why, then, did you do It?" It Is possible to be too hard on the oomma. It has its undeniable uaea. CHRONOLOGY OF INVENTION«. Barometers were flrat made by Tor ricelli In 1842. Bombshells were first made In Holland In 1496. The first almanac was printed in Hungary in 1470. Iron pavements were flrat laid In London In 1817. Buckles were first made In 1680. Brandy was first In France In 1310. Roller skates were Invented by Plympton In 1868. Cov ered carriages were first used In Bng land In 1580. Alcohol was discovered In the thirteenth century. Stem wind ing watches were the Invention of Noel In 1851. The first Iron wire draws at Nuremburg In 1351 . e Œ 2 o -TO 32 TRYING TO AVOID THE HURLY Motoriste of Dundee Having 8trenu Time Trying to Sidestep Boya* Favorite Machine. Motorists are having a lively tlmt In Dundee Just now. They need to keep an extra sharp lookout passing along thoroughfares which are flanked by side streets on a gradient, for no matter how slow they drive the boy In the street continues to get In front, and It is sometimes a near thing. Inches only, avoiding a fatality. The hurly Is a favorite machine for amusing Dundee yruth, saya the Courier.. It consists of a soap box which has served Its day ous and li P Q I') Come Darting Out mounted on four wheels, the front pair turning on an axle, which enables the occupante to do a bit of steering. The favorite place for the running of these toy carts Is a gradient, and motorists have lately been tortured in the stretches of Perth road and Ferry road. The little carts come darting out of the side streets irrespective of the possible approach of a tram or motor car, and the result Is to give the most careful driver a touch of Recently a Dundee motoring party got scared three times on the route named, and though the speed was never more than five miles an hour, a miracle only prevented a mishap, and two ladles with the car arrived home In a state of collapse. nerves. MAKING PICTURES OF HANDS Illustration Shows How Little Folks May Amuse Themselves—Col ored Worsted Ie Needed. The Illustration shows a way fot little folks to make pictures of thelt own hands. The hand is placed flat on a piece of heavy paper or card board and traced all around with a lead pencil. Then with a darning needle or other blunt point punch out Picture of Own Hands. holes at frequent Intervals on the pencil outline. With a needle and colored thread or worsted the child then sews over and under around the outline, returning the same way to fill the alternate spaces. Snores Are Casteless. The cause and cure of snoring con cern all classes, says the London Chronicle. We have record that both the house of lords and the workhouse have suffered from It. former Duke of Norfolk who fell Into the habit of sleeping audibly In the lords, and It happened that he hard at It on one occasion when a bill concerning the parish of Great Snoring, In Norfolk, came before the house. which the bill's title There was a was The roar of laughter with was greeted awakened the duke and relieved his fellow peers. At the other end of the social scale we have the poor law mission minority's commendation of the Ingenious workhouse master, who divided the old men at night so that the snorers and the deaf men slept in one ward and the rest In another. com Too Many Slipper*. Minister (to naughty boy)—Tommy, you should be good—like my little hoy. Tommy—Oh, people donate you so many slippers he doesn't dare to be bad." Cat and a Comma. John—Say, James, what Is the dlb <erence between a cat and a commet James—I give It up. John—A cat has claws at the end of Its paws, and a comma has the pause at the end of the clausal See?