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DID SERVICE AT BUNKER HILL. , WAY8 TO OVERCOME INSOMNIA.
Maine Man Owns Musket That Wii Used In Histcrio Conflict. Alonzo Smith cf vSkowhegan, Me., has an old gun, which was used In the battle of Bunker Hill, 131 years ago. Many who fought on the American aide on the 17th of June afterward went to Maine to settle, among them Billy Smith, a private In the Second Poetical and Perhaps Practice! Meth. ods of Inducing Sleep. "What lulls mo to sleep after every thing els has been tried,", said the fi;st siu'i'orer from Insomnia, "is to IMuk of a sunset, the sun Just gono d':vn like a dull red ball, the shlra n.eilow, half goldori, half lavender, soon to turn all lavender, which will New Hampshire rcsiraent. Mr. Smith, soon be purple, getting slowly by and the great-grandfather of Alonzo Smith of Skowhegan, settled In Cornvllle In 1790, and his grave is in the orchard on a farm near where his grandson, Clark E. Smith, now lives. The mus ket which Billy Smith carried at Bun ker Hill was among his effects brought to Cornvllle, and o:i his death passed Into the hands of his son, David, and was by him bequeathed to his grand son, Sylvester Smith. A few years ago, when Sylvester left for the west, he gave the famous old musket to Sylvester Smith of Skodnegan, who now treasures it as a family heirloom. One remark made by Billy Smith in relating his experiences at Bunker by darker and darker until it Is the t uifle of night and the evening; sta has come out. By the time it besius t.) shine like a soft glow-worm In the dark soft rich purple I am asleep." "I think of a deep, soft, velvety cur tsln that has come down over every tiling that has worried me, come dowr between all the world and me," said the second sufferer. "I say to my self: 'Now there Is nothing before me but this beautiful thick, soft, dark curtain, and it is getting darker and darker. It is grayish purple now, it is deeper purple. See how soft it is. Seo how velvety it Is. It is a deep, rich purple now. Kow It is black, so JOKE ON PX0FESS0R Hill has been I.r.ni-ed down to his de- i black, so rich and heavy and velvety, ecendants, to the e'ect that he felt some repugnance ot first In shooting at the redcoats as they came up the slope, but after the first few shots he could as easily take aim at a British officer as he could at a partridge. The gun Itself la in working order, barring the less of the Ili.it, and could be easily re-equipped for actual use. PORTABLE SOURCZ C WEALTH. Little Gold Dust Factory In Man's Pocket Oi!t West. Each so velvety ' And when it is quit? black, so soft and deep and velvety that it rests the mind of my eye en tirely, I fall asleep." EXPLAINED THE WHOLE THING. While the scarcity of currency caused the substitution in pr.y envel opes of gold coirm f.ir bills a pleasant and profitable habit which is said to be In vogue out west, where sold is i plalued always more in use than, In the east, ! telephone business 900,000 times a is understood to have found much j day. Allowing half a second for its Note Was at Once Brief and Beauti fully Comprehensive. A. J. Ulrich, traffic manager of the Keystone Telephone company of Phila delphia, has deleted the word "please" from the vocabulary of Lis exchanga girls. They will hereafter say "r!n;i off" instead of "please ring off," "call again" instead of "please call again," and so on. "The "word 'please,' " Mr. Ulrich ex- to a reporter, "was used in favor here. The nature of this Is suggested in a question which a New Yorker who was away out west near Detroit or Denver or somewhere in the neighbor hood recently put to a native. "Why is it," he asked, "that every man I see out here always has his land on his waistcoat pocket and every little while takes a long turn at rubbing it gently?" "That's his gold dust factory," was the answer. "He has that pocket lined with emery paper and keeps a gold coin In it all the time. He renews the coin occasionally and then every three months or so he cleans out the pocket very carefully and sells the dust. He makes quite a good thing out of It." N. Y. Sun. utterance, that meant a daily waste of 125 hours, Why shouldn't all those hours be saved, saved-for sume better use? "You know," Mr. Ulrich went on, "I believe in few words. Wasted, super fluous words mean spoiled effects. What, for Instance, could have been more telling, more effective, than the note, containing not a single superflu ous or wasted word, that a man once wrote to his physician? "This note ran: " 'Dear Doctor: I had ,a few words with my wife last evening. Please send me a bottle of lotion.' " An Excellent Waitress. Nurses In training have many hard ships to bear, but perhaps none is worse than having to appear cheerful tinder all conditions. . A sense of hu mor Is perhaps as great an asset as a nurse can have, for it will help her over many a difficulty. The daughter of a wealthy man be came Imbued with the desire to know how to earn her own living, and to that end she entered one of the large New York hospitals as a nurse. The work was to her liking, and, as she looked on the bright side of every thing, she was generally in a happy frame of mind. Her particular "pet" was an old and illiterate sea cap tain, who was in the surgical ward with a broken arm which would not knit. He was a cheerful old fellow and his droll remarks gained for him the good will of everybody. One day when the nurse had paid him some intie attention, he said with an ap preciative smile: "Miss L. is the best waitress I ever had!" What It Was. Young Bertie courted pretty Ann, and asked her for his wife. Said she: "I love no other man, so will be yours for life!" Then gently round her taper waist his arm in rapture went, and on those ruby lips so chaste the first long kisses spent. "What is it?" cried he in Joy, "that draws this heart to mine? What makes those cheeks so bright and coy, those yes like stars to shine? What is it proves the world so fair when thy sweet form Is nigh that permeates the ambient air, the trees, the flowers, the sky? Oh, say, what is it that en thralls the kiss I hold so dear?" She gently on his bosom falls. "It's onions, love, I fear!" Answers. A Plot! "I have a great idea," said the ama teur conspirator. "What is it?" asked the willing listener. "We will say no more about pro tecting trees." "Yes?" "On the contrary, we will encourage their destruction in every possible manner." "Yes?" "In time we shall see our hillsides, our parks and our avenues turned to barren wastes." "And then?" "Then we will organize a parasol trust." j , A Great Difference. i "So you are going to resist the law compelling you to reduce fares?'" "Yes," answered Dustln Stax. "3o gang as they went no further than to f ompol us to Increase our revenues by $!iarjing everybody the maximum site, we were deferential and submis sive. But when they aim a blow like tlX, patience becomes Impossible J" Carrying Commercialism to the Grave. The visitor from abroad arriving from the Jamestown exposition went about seeing New York, after which he declared that no one need leave that city to visit any exposition, for there was more, to be seen there than anywhere else for the needs, comfort and entertainment of man from the cradle to the grave, albeit the cradle is now a mere figure of speech, being tabooed by modern science in the bringing up of the infant. According to the curious fash ion of New York, the visitor was then taken to visit the cemeteries in the vicinity. Near the entrance to one ot them a florist does a thriving trade. Entering here the visitor and his es cort were conducted through a wilder ness of blooms by a polite salesman to a department in the rear, where, to the visitor's astonshment, was a row of miniature graves decorated In different styles according to the cus tomer's desire. "This," said the po lite salesman, "is myrtle; this vy, and this is the plain green sod." The visitor gazed in wonder while he de clared it had been truly said -America carried commercialism even to the grave. N. Y. Times. UNWITTING VICTIM OF HIS OWN ADVICE. ' Pypll Faithful!; F.-.:i:ved Instructions and the V',?:. Broken Rest .fcr ti e Ur.for.i-.ate Music Teacher. v The l?.te Prof. Julius Eichberg, whose vfni'n school was at one time one of the most flourishing Institu tions of Boston, enjoyed telling the following Joke which was Innocently played on him by a pupil: Just before the vacation season he once inquired of a boy how much he Intended to practice On his violin dur ing the summer. "Oh, not very much," replied the four ester. "Not very much! How is that?" "Because I want to play and enjoy myself. There are many otbr boys where we go summers." . "That's very well," answered Eich berg, "but can you not devote one hour a day to your violin?" "No, sir," wa3 the prompt reply. "Half an hour?" "No, not even that. I have no time." "It is too bad,- for you will forget everything you have learned." Eichberg stopped a minute to think and then said: "What time do you rise mornings when on ycur vacation?" "Very early, sir between five and six." "Well, that's the besttime. Put iu half an hour's practice every morning before ycu go down to breakfast." The boy promised faithfully to do so, and teacher and pupil parted on the best of terms. A few weeks later, Eichberg was peacefully slumbering in one of the cool rooms of a fashionable summer hotel, which he and his family reached the night before, when he was most inopportunely awakened by the furi ous screeching of a violin just over his head. "I wonder who the plaguey catgut scraper is at this hour," grumbled he, as he looked at his watch, and was horrified to see that it ws not yet six o'clock. Sleeping late, as was his continental habit, was altogether out of the ques tion for Eichberg that morning, for the outlandish screeching was faith fully kept up Just half an hour, and then suddenly ceased. By that time, however, he had dressed himself, and having come downstairs, was about to enter the dining room for breakfast together with the usual early risers, when he was joyously greeted by a boy with familiar face, who said proudly: "I follow your advice, professor, and have not missed one morning. Have just put in half an hour's practice." "I know it," grimly answered Eich berg. Immediately after breakfast he walked to the desk and asked for an other room. Letting Go All Holds. Once there was a woman who ha4 spent many, many years in making green lampmats -these mats, you know, that have fuzzy borders you put them on the center of the table as ornaments and never, never had made them of any other color than green. One day, when in an unusuajly wicked mood, she shut herself up In her room, locked the door, pulled df the blinds, and then, yielding tot uncontrollable impulse, she dissipated" in the most reckless manner by cro cheting a red lampmat. the Longfellow's School Days. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, inrcv, IC-JCZVea U1S Otinj nimauva TZ a school in Portland, Me. He was pronounced by the master to be "one of the best boys in school." He was a studious child and preferred the com pany of books to lively companions. He passed the entrance examination to Bowdoin college at 14. He graduated fourth in his class in 1825. He Gets the Chance. "Thero is one advantage which a Judge always has in his profession." "What is that?" "Whether he suc ceeds in a given case, or not, he can always try it." First Entertainment. She was a very little girl, and sh had charge of a still smaller boy, hei baby brother Jim. Timidly approach ing one of the booking-office windows at Clapham, she asked how much the fare was to Water'oo. The clerk told her, and she moved away. But presently she returned and made the same Innocent inquiry, once more- to be Informed with the same courtesy. A few minutes later she was there again. "Look here, my little girl," said the clerk, "this is the third time you've asked me the same question." "Yes, sir," said the little girl, "I know that; but Jim likes to see you peep out of your window, because there's a lot of bars across it, and he says it's Just like being at the zoo!" Answers. Use for the Novel. A letter on the subject of fiction, written by the veteran George Mere dith, could not be other than interest ing. Here is a quotation from it "Close knowledge of , our fellows, dis cernment of the laws of existence, these lead to great civilization. have supposed that the novel expos ing and Illustrating the history of man may help us to such sustaining road side gifts." How Wellman Will Tell the Pole. "How will you know when you have really crossed the pole?" said a Wash ington debutante to Walter Wellman. 'Oh, that's easy," responded Mr. Wellman, carelessly. "The north wind will become a south wind." Success Magazine. In the PrevalllnQ Mode, , "The Wheeser has got a scoop at lut" " : ' r - "Eh! What Is It?" "The society editor's new haL,- Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Home Loving Bird. Direct evidence of the return of the same individual bird of a migrating pecles to a particular spot season after season is not easily obtainable, but N. C. Beers believes that he has -ch evidence concerning a chipping yarrow at Lakewood, N.. J., says tbe Youth's Companion. A few years ago he heard a little bird concealed in the top of a maple uttering a peculiar -ong which he could not recognize, i he next season he heard the same peculiar song in a tree but a few vards from the original point. This 'me he Identified the bird, which -eemed to have learned a song of its own., The third year he did not visit Lakewood at the proper season to meet his little friend, but the fourth year he heard and saw it again near the same spot. 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