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fjm Dentist: Bishop at Exira every day Nate Turner, up in Greeley, is los ing some of his hogs by cholera. A. B. Houston has has had a new roof put on his office at Middletown. Otto Thomas has Silver-Spangled Hamberg Eggs for sale at 75c a set ting. W. H.. Lancelot, of Gray, was in Exira last Saturday visiting with his friends. Hoods's pills act easily and prompt ly on the liver and bowels. Cure sick headache. Joe Cihak delivered two thousand five hundred bushels of oats to Sam Brown this week. John H. Reynolds, up in Greeley, says his best "family cow laid down and died last Friday. Hensley Brothers purchased a half carload of very nice cattle of Mr. John Tibben, of Audubon township. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hawk and Miss Eva Walker were at Des Moines last Sunday watching the soldiers drill. Walter Green has purchased a new incubater and now proposes to have •rpring chickens all times in the year. Andrew Allen and wife were paying their respects to their friends, the Fred Wahlert family, in this city last Sun day. Restaurant Man Amnions now re ceives fresh bread from the Frank Rice Bakery, at Audubon, three days each week. Louie Bartelt's children and Miss Gertie Ridgley, of Greeley township, are entertaining the measles this week. Mrs. Charley Houston and Miss Grace Green are enjoying the delights of Eastman kodaks, which they pur chased this week. Miss Celia Ridgley returned from Glenwood last Saturday and is with her b.iother and sisters, at the old home up in Greeley. F. M. Hunt, of the firm of Williams & Hunt, Dentists, Atlantic, will here after be in Exira every day in the week except Monday. Will Hensley says his hoggery is doing pretty well so l'ar. He reporte one hundred and sixty hogs on his Greeley township farm. A. Dove & Son, the North Branch contractors, began last Monday morn ing to build that large barn for George McCall, up in Greeley township. Walter Copeland, Riley Brunei', Al. Voorhees had their lawns sodded just in time to catch those nice rains Mon day and the latter part of last week. Andrews Brothers, at West Town, 'finished setting out five thousand 'young apple trees just in time to get the benefit of those gentle rains the first of the week. Children like it, it saves their lives. We mean One Minute Cough Cure, the infallible remedy for coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, grippe ana all throat and lung troubles. Houston. Doctor John Bishop and wife were at Des Moines this week. The Doctor attended the Dental Association Meet ing while Mrs. Bishop had a good vis it with her sister, Mrs. Noah Deaton. At a called meeting of the School Board, last Saturday evening, Profes sor W. H. Fost, of LeMars, of Iowa, was elected principal of the Exira High Schools. Miss Jessie Andrews resigned and her position was tender ed to Mrs. C. W. Johnson. Mrs. Jacob Rabson and Mr. and Mrs. Silas Crane were at Atlantic, Friday, where they ordered a beautiful monu ment to mark the last resting place of Jacob Rabson, in the Exira Cemetery. The monument has arrived is a beau tiful piece of workmanship, and will be placed in the Cemetery in a day or two. I keep Groceries and dry and salt meats and sell cheap, as I have no rent to pay. Give good price for butter and eggs. Give me a call. FRED L. AN DREWS, West Exira, Iowa. Butter and eggs taken in exchange for Wall Paper. Latest styles just received. I will pay as much pel' pound for chick ens as anybody. I have been a sufferer from chronic diarrhoea ever since the war and have used all kinds of medicines for it. At last I found one remedy that has been a success as a cure, and that is Cham berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.—P. E. Grisham, Gaars Mills, Louisiana. For sale by C. W. Houston, Exira: A. H. Roberts, Audubon. The Warship Nashville captures the Spanish merchantman, Buena .Ventura, loaded with Lumber, and the cargo has been bought by the Green Bay Lumber Company for this city, and is now on its way to Exira. The cargo consisted of Clear Lumber which was on its way to Spain to be worked up into pianos for the Royal family,'and will bo sold as common Last Saturday morning about 10 of the clock the dreaded fire bell was again rung, and smoke and flames wera seen issuing from the Henry Donahue residence. The bucket bri gade was soon at the scene, the hose being too short to reach a hydrant, but the fire had gained so much head way that nothing could be done to save the building and it soon burned to the ground. It is thought that the fire originated from a defective flue, and must have been burning for some time as the whole up stairs was in Haines when the fire was discovered. By active work the entire contents of the home were saved. We understand .that there was no insurance on the building, but Mr. Donahue has already cleared away the rubbish for the pur pose of building anew house. Something New. can mukc and use it without experience. Costs less than 5c a room. Agents make $10.00 a day cleaning or selling the cleaner. A receipt and full descriotion how to liuikc and use it sent to any address for 23c. The Capital Wall Paper Company, Uox H27, Des Moines, Iowa. W-».,« -r *v tt $£?•*% "5 *v s* QEP@Effl@Bm Will Ridgley, up in Greeley, has a real nice attack of measles. Nice line of Buggies at Shrauger & Hunt's. Many of our citizens would like to see the Curfew introduced in Exira. Insure with the Continental Insur ance Company. Theo. Patty Agent, Xa Plymouth Rock Eggs for sale at 50c per setting. J.C. HAUDMAN, Bray ton. Mrs. James Kelsey is suffering of an acute attack of inflammatory rheuma tism. Mrs. George Milliman is not gaining is strength as rapidly as her friends wish. Mrs. Maggie Fackler passed a part of this week with her friends at At lantic. Miss Mamie Teffries will go to Jama ca, Iowa, next Saturday to visit her parents. Chris O. Jensen marketed three nice heifers at the Exira meat market, one day last week. May Devotions are held at the Cath olic church immediately after Mass, at 8 o'clock every morning. Elder J. C. McQuerry has recovered sufficiently to be able to occupy his pulpit next Sunday morning. The Sunday train will come up at 7:17 o'clock in the morning and go back, from Exira, at 8:28 o'clock. Ed. Milliman, Theo. Patty and Lawrence Hunt were at Des Moines last Sunday to see the soldier boys. John Bruce, of Monroe, Iowa, was here this week on a visit to his rela tives, the Mrs. Caroline Jenkins fam ily- There will be no services at Saint Boniface church next Sunday, as Fath er Zaiser will attend Wiota on that day. Do not buy a Sewing Machine until you see those low priced machines, warranted for two years, at Mrs. Bash am's. Ladies get your Decoration Day Hat of Miss Rachel Bodey. She has some very fine ones and sells them awfully cheap. Jake Bauer bought of his brother, Henry, last week ten head of fat hogs and a plump heifer for his up-to-date meat market. Til. Woodruff was at Des Moines a few days this week perfecting arrange ments to have castings made for his new acetylene light. The Maccabees will meet at their newly furnished hall, next Friday night, and they will' worship at the shrine of Terpsichore. O. C. Donaldson, of south Audubon township, was in Exira, Tuesday, vis iting with his friends, and journeyed on up to Audubon and back. B. W. Shoesmith purchased one hundred and three head of sheep, this week. That gentleman now lias a fiock of over five hundred sheep. The Rock Island Railway will sell excursion tickets to Des Moines, next Saturday, at $2.00 for the round trip, tickets good to return on Monday. Miss Rachael Bodey is selling out her stock of Millinery goods at cost, and will positively go out of business in Exira. Ladies this is a rare chance! The citizens of Exira are hereby no tified that when three slow taps of the fire bell are heard it is simply to call the hose team to practice and does not mean rush to a fire. Be sure you are right and then go ahead. Be sure you get Hood's Sarsa parilla and you may confidently ex pect it will purify your blood and give you appetite and strength. Those who have promised to bring the Journal oftice wood and chunks on subscription can confer a favor on us by suddenly appearing with a load or two of said wood or chunks. If you are thinking of buying a Sewing Machine wait until you get our prices! Stock will be here in a few days! Prices, from $18.00 up! First store west of the McAnincli grocery, Kxira. A letter from Mrs. John Connrardy, at Ashford, Nebraska, says that last Saturday and Sunday she was in a blinding snow storm, and that this week she is enjoying the sights of Den ver, that mountain city. Mr. John Freilinger and son have established themselves in Exira and are prepared to do first-class work in painting, calsomining, papering, deco rating and frescoing, at the lowest price. Give them a trial. The citizens of Exira are requested to meet next Saturday evening for the purpose of making arrangement to observe Decoration Day, in this city. It is the intention to have some good speaking and other exercises. On Saturday, April 28d, John Crane made a large delivery of Perry Nursery stock, which was pronounced the finest lot of trees ever delivered in Exira, indeed they were such nice trees that Mr. Crane took sevearl or ders that day and on the 28tli of iliis month he made another large delivery. See here, you young rascals, there are a number of citizens who have their shot guns loaded with pepper and salt and will make it scratcliingly hot for you if you do not stop frighten ing women and children by your dev iltry at night. Parents, do you know where your boys are and what they are doing after dark? A meeting was held in Mayor Breni rnan's ollice, last Monday evening, and a hose team was organized, with the following officers: C. E. Breniman, President. Henry Rohwer, Secretary. Chris Spoo, Treasurer. B. R. Leamou, Foreman. Geo. Henshaw, Assistant Foreman. "-*-',, -uy-v Pumps, Gas Pipe, Etc. Shrauger & Hunt. Repairs and Needles for all kinds of Sewing Machines at Mrs. Basham's. Hans Hansen has the agency for all kinds of Steam Ship Tickets, at Gaults.' We hear that Al. Kelley is in North ern Minnesota with a ditching outfit. Lawyer Walter Copeland has had a long well dug at his aesidence in this city. George Henshaw is fixing his office up in fine style, at his implement house. Mrs. Ebbe Hansen and children were with their friends, at Atlantic, last Tuesday. "The war with Spain will be the topic at the Methodist church next Sunday evening. Miss Louie Welch will attend the Tabor College next year. The school begins in September. Any one in need of monumental work should call or write to S. E. Grant, Atlantic, Iowa. Mrs. John Crane is suffering from a slight attack of la grippe, so a letter from Missouri Valley says. Miss Josie Guidinger, after quite a long absence from home, arrived in this city last Tuesday evening. Lawyer George Kapp expects his family to arrive in Exira, from Kear ney, Nebraska, next Monday. The pupils of Saint Boniface School planted twelve new trees on their grounds, on Arbor Day, last Friday. Rev. Father Zaiser was visiting, at Atlantic, last Tuesday with the Cath olic Priest in that city, Father Daley. F. M. Hunt, of the firm of Williams & Hunt, Dentists, Atlantic, will here after be in Exira every day in the week except Monday. If you are going to get a new Sew ing Machine do not fail to look over the stock at the Sewing Machine office. Old machines taken in exchange. Carl Whitted, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. I. Whitted, of this city, has gone to Omaha to accept a position with his uncle, Mr. J. M. Whitted, the fruit tree man. Mr. and Mrs. John Braun are now comfortably settled in their new home, on John's farm, in Greeley township. John will soon build a neat cottage on his fine farm. In a couple of weeks Miss Rachel Bodey will be visited by her friend, Miss Tressie Kirkpatric, of Fort Madi son, Iowa, who comes to pass the sum mer at Exira. Bert Hardenbrook, a former resi dent of Exira, is now with the soldiers in the far south, in the capacity of a hospital nurse. He will, most likely, be sent to Cuba. F. M. Hunt, of the firm of Williams & Hunt, Dentists, Atlantic, will here after be at Exira every day in the week except Monday. The Ladies' Aid Society of. the Methodist church will serve refresh ments in the east room of the church, next Wednesday, from 4:00 o'clock p. m., to 0:30 in thr evening. A torpid liver robs you of ambition and ruins your health. DeWitt's Little Early Risers cleanse the liver, cure constipation and all stomach and liver troubles. C. W. Houston. I have the Imported Hartz Moun tain Canary Birds, Mexican Parrots, Mocking Birds and the Cardinal Red Bird. Anyone wishing a bird I would be pleased to have them call and see me and I will make the prices reason able. MRS. GEORGE WILLCIJTT. M. L. Yocuin, Cameron, Pennsyl vania, says, I was a sufferer for ten years, trying most all kinds of pile remedies, but without success, De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve was recom mended to me. I used one box. It has affected a permanent cure." As a permanent cure for piles DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve has no equal. Houston. Those of our farmers who are look ing for a driving horse should consult James hicks and take a look at his Ilambletonian horse, "Mohawk." He weighs 1,1001b and is four years old. The horse will be at the Hicks' barn, in Exira, every day in the week except Tuesday when he will be at the barn of F. D. Barney, near North Branch. Terms, eight dollars to insure. Mr. and Mrs. John Gray are at At lantic today selecting a house into which they will move. Then next week will be moving week, Mr. Gray will move to Atlantic, Hon. William Walker will move to the Gray resi dence, on Nortli street, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ridgley will come back from Glenwood and occupy their cot tage, by the side of Uncle Jakey An drews' home. Next Monday when you want to go to Audubon on the first train you will have to get up in the morning, as the first train from Atlantic will reach Exira at 7:17 o'clock. The first train will arrive from Audubon at S:2S o'clock. The second train up from At lantic will reach Exira at 12:12 in the aftrenoon. The second train down from Audubon will arrive at 2:04. The last train up from Atlantic will be at the depot at 7:43 in the evening and the last train down from Audubon will be here at S:52 o'clock. The choicest collection of the pro ducts of Louisiana agriculture, horti culture, forestry and mines that has ever been placed on exhibition is now being prepared by Commissioner J. G. Lee, of the Bureau of Agriculture and Immigration for the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. The specimens now in charge of the State Experiment Sta tions will be augmented by ether ex hibits, such as salt, sulphur, oils gyp sum, marl, building stone and liiarljle, sugar, cotton, rice, tobacco and tropi cal fruits. That State's Commission will utilize nearly 0,000 feet of space for an exhibit of the State's resources of all kinds. Piano Binders and Mowers. Shrauger & Hunt. ',» V/V nffifiyi1 ', You can get a perfect love of a bon net of Miss Rachel Bodey for a very little sum. Investigate her stock. Do not buy a Sewing Machine un til you have seen our stock! Prices way down! Be ready for business in a few days. First door west of J. F. McAninch's grocery store. Thirty-five years make a generation. That is how long Adolph Fisher, of Zanesville, Ohio., suffered from piles. He was cured by using three boxes of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. C. W. Houston. To Horsemen. Will be at the Hicks Barn, Exira, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the season with the Big Sorrel, largest Draft Horse in county, and a Black Imported Norman. D. W. RANDOLPH. Dyspepsia Cured. Shilohs Vitalizer immediately relieves Sour Stomach, Caming up of Pooil Eistress, and is the grea kidney and liver remedy. Solb by Houston The average temperature the past week was slightly below the normal. Light frosts were reported in many lo calities but no damage has been report ed. The amount of sunshine was some what less than the normal. The rainfall came in the form of light showers, quite well distributed, and generally ample for the present needs of crops. In the south-east dis trict, where the soil has been too wet in the early spring, the conditions are somewhat improved, and plowing for corn is in progress. In more than four fifths of the State there has been no excess of moisture, and the soil is in excellent conditions for farming opera ations. Reports indicate that a large area is now in readiness for planting corn, and farmers are only awaiting warmer weather to start their planters. In numerous localities in the southern and central districts planting has been commenced, and even in the northern districts a few have ventured to begin that work. Grass and grain crops rre generally in good condition, showing an excel lent stand. Pasturage is coming oil finely, and in many sections it is am ple to support stock. Fruit blossoms are somewhat belated by cool weather, but the prospects are flattering. The storm on Saturday evening de veloped severe local squalls, with hail and some indications of tornados in the south-west and north-west sections of the State, resulting in considerable damage to buildings, and possibly some injury to persons. Cure that Cough with Shiloh's Cure. The best Cure. Relieves Croup prompt ly. One million bottles sold last year: 40 do8 ea for 25c, Sold by !. W. Houston. Marriage Chances. Between 15 and 19 only cne girl out of 73 marries. Marriages used to be much earlier, and Miss Aus ten's delightful Marion Dashwood maintained that after 24 a woman could no longer expect to be loved for herself. In the old novels 19 •was about the extreme linlit of age for a heroine. Between 20 and 24 one girl out of 13 marries, hut the most marrying age for spinsters (one in eight) is between 25 and 29. After 25 young ladies were called "thorn hacks" by the much marrying Puritans of New England, who preferred widows. Widows throughout life have a greater chance of remarrying than girls have of marrying. The elder Mr. Weller has prophesied in vain. "A little widow is a dangerous thing," probably because it is easier to glide into confidences with a lady who has known affliction. Widows from 21 to 34 are especially noted for what, from the point of view of girls, is mere poaching. A widower remarries more than bachelors marry. A widower from 25 to 34 belongs to the most marry ing group in existence, except per haps tutors of colleges.—New York World. Easy Practicing. Mrs. Fizzletop has been making an earnest effort to induce her son Johnny to learn to play the piano. A few days ago Mrs. Fizzletop call ed up stairs: "Why aren't you practicing your piece, Johnny "I am." "You are not. You haven't touch ed the piano for the last half hour." "I've been practicing all the same. There are pauses in the march, and I am practicing them over and over until I know them perfectly."— Pearson's Weekly. A Brave Horse* She—John, are you perfectly sure that this horse is not afraid of trains? John—I should say he wasn't. On the contrary, he runs right into them.—London Fun. A Mean Imputation. With some women devotion to a mean husband is merely an obsti nate determination not to admit hav ing made a mistake.—Chicago Rec ord ui tot isoDsiuu or seuuvvi WASHINGTON, April 27.—The Benate adjourned early today without trang acting any important business. Chloago Live Stock. CHICAGO, B^ay 4.—Hogs—Receipts, BO.VM strong to shade higher light, *email@example.com)£ mixed, W.firstname.lastname@example.orgO heavy, $4.05®5.20 rough, $email@example.com. Cattle—Receipts, 13,300 steady beeves, $8.90@f..35 stockers and feeders, *3.00® 4.80. Sheep—Receipts, 14,000 steady to strong er natives, westerns, W.75(3)4.40 lambs, W.firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Louis Grain. ST. LOUIS, May 4.—WHEAT—Higher and ex. cited No. 2 red clink, elevator, Jl.17^6 Mack, 1.11X^1.11. May, tt.lS^-.JiUy, U:*' (ft03J£c Sspft, No. hard cash, fl.us. OOUN—Higher No. 12 cash, 32c May, 32%a •Tulv. IWfllHSVin. Ladies, take the best. If you are troubled with Constipation, Sallow Skin, and a Tired feeling- take Karl's Clover Root Toa, pleasant to take. Sold by Honston. 3 1 THE JOLLY AMEER. Abdurrahman of Afghanistan One of the Most Original of Itnlers. The most interesting ruler in the world at present is probably Abdur rahman of Afghanistan. A fine old crusted autocrat is Ab durrahman, capable of waking up his doctor to ask if it would hurt him to eat a peppermint lozenge, and also shutting up a thief in an iron cage to starve to death. Once a beggar in Kabul asked alms of the khan. "Did you ever work for a living?" asked the ruler. "Never, O khan!" the man re plied. "I am a beggar." "Then," said Abdurrahman, "we can do without you," and forthwith directed that the beggar should be hanged. He is, however, susceptible to flattery and can sometimes be ca joled. A man whom he had sentenced to have his ears cut off for some indis cretion happened to be a friend of his chief secretary, who averted the mutilation by offering to perform the task himself, provided it might be done in the ameer's presence. To this he assented, whereupon the secretary explained that he had never executed this form of punish ment before and would his highness show him how much was to be re moved. The ameer passed his hands over both ears of the trembling wretch, whereupon the secretary reminded him of a passage in the Koran say ing that anything touched by the representative of the Almighty be came sacred. So the ears were saved. Afghanistan is anything but back ward, as Asiatic countries go. There is a modern factory in Kabul run by steam' and employing 3,500 work men which turns out daily 10,000 Martini-Henry cartridges and 10,000 Snider cartridges, finished and com plete 22 Martini-Henry and 20 Sni der rifles 50,000 coins two field guns, varying from 3 pounders to 12 pounders 12 Maxims 18 Gardners, with carriages and full equipment, per annum, as well as a large num ber of swords and mechanical con trivances. The ameer takes great pride in the factory and makes his khans and all his visitors go and see it. One day Urnra Khan, who came from a dis tance, called on Sir SaltersPyne and said: "How do you make guns?" "It is quite easy," replied Pyne. "You makes a hole first and then wrap some iron around it." "Ah," he said sorrowfully, "thereis lots of air for the hole in my country, only no one there knows how to wrap the iron around it!"—New York World Lewis Carroll's Grave* The grave stands almost on the very crest of a ridge which com mands a glorious panorama of some of the finest scenery in the south of England. Deep down below you, as in a cup, lie the red roofs of Guild ford, the winding river, the crum bling remains of the ancient castle, beneath whose ivy covered walls nestles The Chestnuts, where the Hodgsons live. It is almost in a bee line with us, and even at this dis tance it is easy "to pick it out from among its neighbors by the white blinds still down. Away beyond lies London. In the misty middle dis tance, on the somber clad heights, looms the church of St. Martha's, where once Canterbury pilgrims lin gered. To the right the downs stretch as far as eye can see. It is a gray day and dull enough, with a wintry wind whistling weirdly among the churchyard shrubs, when views and prospects are least appre ciated, and yet ont lingers by this grave of Lewis Carroll long after priests and surpliced choir have wended their way down the hill again. How lovely must be the scene in the summer sunshine or bathed in the light of the harvest moon!—London News. Not Disturbed. Nassau William Senior, the Eng lish political economist, was a fre quent guest of Lord Lansdowne at Lansdowne House, and on one occa sion was busily writing, quito ab stracted as usual, in a room full of company when Tom Moore was sing ing. The scratch of his pen was not an agreeable accompaniment, and at last one of the company asked very politely, "You are not fond of music, Mr. Senior?" "No," he replied "but it does not disturb me in the least. Pray go on. "—Argonaut. At the Quick Iiuucli Room* Proprietor—Don't you want some of this pepsin gum? Best thing in the world for indigestion. Newcomer—But I never have in digestion. Proprietor—That makes no differ ence. You will have it in a few days. At any rate, all our customers have it, and we sell lots of this gum. —Boston Transcript. A Secret. She—Julie and Joe aro engaged, but they have decided to keep their' engagement a secret. Julie told me 80. He—Yes, I know it. Joe told me.: —Yonkers Statesman. QUEER RELIGIOUS SECT. Their Name Is "Evcuing Light," and They Keep to Themselves. There is a sect known as the "Evening Light" scattered through out Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The families are not isolated, but form communities. No one is really lead er, but in each community there al ways is a man who is looked up to. Although nearly all are well to do, no attempt at display is ever made. The homes are in one story houses, built about a house where the sect meet on Sundays. Where they have no meeting house they meet in the homes of the families, each in turn. They have no ministers. Each mem ber of the sect says and does what he considers best for the community. When they meet at one of the homes, the host always has roady a good meal. This sect wear peculiar clothing. The women make all the men's clothes. When the baby boy's dress es are taken from him, he is clothed in the garb he is to wear for life. They wear trousers reaching to the ankles and boots to the knees. A waistcoat and a hat complete the outfit, except in cold weather, when an overcoat is added. Only heavy brown or black material is used in making the elotlies of the men. The young women dress its either black or bright blue and use trim mmgs. Their aprons are always brown. Cashmere is the cloth used for dresses. The bonnet is after the sunbonnet style and has a skirt in the rear. Brown and black satin is used to make them. To keep out the cold of winter the women wear black cashmere shawls. There are no barbers in the com munity. The hair is allowed to grow. These people never take part in politics, never go to court and don't have photographs taken. They never insure their property, and if one should lose his the others start him anew. The parents match the children as soon as they are born, and they are brought up in each oth er's company and are made to un derstand that they are to marry and always live together after they leave their homes. Children stay with their parents until they marry. The marriage ceremony consists of the bridegroom putting a ring on the bride's finger and then both drinking holy water. A big dinner is served, and in the course of it the young couple leave it and go to their home, which they find all ready. Where this sect originated is not known. The men are very fond of horses.—New York Press. A Little Card Trick. A Russian priest was so devoted to the amusement of card playing that he played up to the last moment be fore commencing the church serv ices. On one occasion, having a particu larly good hand dealt him, he thrust the cards into his pocket, intending to return and finish the game after the service. Unluckily the cards fell out on the church floor to the extreme scandal of the congregation. The witty priest, however, was fully equal to the occasion. At the conclusion of the service he beckon ed up one of the choristers and asked him the names of several of the cards, which the boy knew correct ly. He then suddenly asked the lad the name of the next saint's day, which the child could not tell. "Seel" cried the priest, turning to the congregation. "You teach your children the names of every card in the pack and leave them ignorant of their religion. Let this be the last time I am compelled to bring play ing cards into the church to shame you," and picking up his hand he made an honorable retreat.—London Answers. Pyramid Climbing. Climbing the pyramids is no slight task. Mountain climbing is no more difficult. The trip to the pyramids is now easy for visitors, as a good road has been made. A ten mile drive brings one to the foot of Gizeh, the largest of them all, and on whose construction 100,000 men were employe^ for 30 years, all to make a safe resting place for the body of a monarch whose corpse was afterward stolen. The second lar gest pyramid is almost equal in size, and then follow other pyramids of varying height, the total number still standing being about 15. Many visitors ascend Gizeh and most are sorry afterward. It is astonishing to see the Bedouins, who run up and down Gizeh against time. The two fastest runners there agree to get to the top and down again in eight minutes. Visitors, however, have to be helped up each ctep.—Chioago News. The Problem Solved. Wife (looking up from a book)— This writer says that half the mis eries of married life come from the fact that wives do not have a cer tain regular sum per week to spend as they please. Husband—True, and the other half of the misery comes from the fact that husbands do not have a cer tain regular sum per week to spend as thoy please.—Now York Weekly.