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OFFICIAL PARCEL POST MAP. Thlt map is for us only In unit No. 1071, in which the city of Washington la located. Numbered squares represent units of area; circles Indicate boundaries of zones. FIXING RATES MEL IT SYSTEM Government Goes Into Business of Transmitting Merchandise Through the Mails. HEW LAW FULLY EXPLAINED Country Divided Into Zones and Units ibr Purpose of Fixing Charges for Carriage No Package Weigh ing More Than Eleven Pounde le Mailable Anything Properly Wrap ped Which Will Not Injure Other Mall May Be Sent. i By EDWARD B. CLARK. With the coming of the New Tear the United Btatea government will en tor Into a new field of enterprise Aha transmittal of merchandise by what is known as the parcel poet. for years there has been a demand par such a system of inexpensive transmittal of packages. The camps f favor and disfavor of the parcel post scheme have been abont equally divided. Finally at the last session of congress a bill was passed which will put the plan into operation, but jraly it must be said In little more than an experimental way. It Is the Intention of Uncle Sam to coove rather slowly in the parcel post natter. He wants to find how popu--fef-ft-W fcr s-aar5 Jt ik!1J -ess t to be a profit or loss at the end of feach year. If it ia found that the ylan ia successful from the point of (View of the people, which means the government also, the parcel post will ie extended nntll finally it reaches kht proportions which its proponents ay they believe It ia destined to as sume. 1 Zone System Explained. It is no exaggeration to say that thousands upon thousands of inquir ies have been made of the postmaster general as to lust what the parcel post will mean to the people. It "was the law of congress establishing the system which made provision for division of' the country Into tones and into 35,000 units which are to be used as centers in describing the cir cles which mark the boundaries of the cones. There has been no clear understanding, apparently, of this tone system, but really it is a very simple matter. The accompanying map shows the country divided into tones from the unit in which Washington' is ait; nated, as the center. Accompanying the map is a table showing the rate of postage per pound for parcels from Washington to places within all the tones. Each nnlt contains an area thirty miles 'square. Now each unit Is center from which the zones are drawn and so every unit In the coun try no matter where it Is situated will have tones drawn from it Just exactly 'as Washington has them drawn from it For Instance, take Keokuk, Ia., which Is in a unit' in the fifth tone. Prom that will be drawn circles ex actly as they are drawn from Wash ington and they will be numbered from Keokuk as number one, Just as they are numbered from Washington as number one. Of course, however. Zone Six will have a different geo graphical position as related to Keo kuk than it has as related to Wash ington, bnt as the radius of the circles drawn from Keokuk Is the same length as the radius of the circles drawn from Washington, Keokuk's Zone Six will be Just as far from its center as Washington's Zone Six Is. How Rates Are Fixed. It can b5 seen from this readily enoush that the postal rates from Washington to its particular zone will hi' the same as the postal rates from Keokuk to Its particular zones. Each unit twins; about thirty miles square nil! of course, contain in moRt cases a numli'T of postoffices. but each office in i fii"w unit is considered as be j, i-,- rrr.ter of the circles from H.-ti the zones are drawn. The ri-.:-- of poie are fixed from the ) i ! i w ' I i t p e I din s finite u e Is i 1 ! i f t e to cry ji'ace , i 1 1 f t! n r ime To II i f ! r " f H fv the pirne (. : ,.f to p' T'l n i-srcel flora Wash- lr -I to f I""!.. trial It COStS tO , t ' I 1 I ' i I -lp -.I ' vv n r-.T'-r.q to V. a?n i . f n4' 1 hi. RATES OF POSTAGE Parcels weighing four ounces or less are mailable at the rate of one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce, regardless of distance. Parcels weighing more than four ounces are mailable at the pound rate, as shown by the following table, and when mailed at this rate any fraction of a pound is considered a full pound. 1st zone 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th WL Local Zone zone zone zone zone zone zone zone Lbs. rate. rate. rate. rate, rate rate rate rate rate 1...S0.05 $0.05 S0.06 $0.07 $0.08 $0.09 $0.10 $0.11 $0.12 2... .06 .08 .10 .12 .14 .16 .19 .21 .24 3... .07 .11 .14 .17 .20 .23 .28 .31 .36 .4... .08 .14 .18 .22 .26 .30 .37 .41 A3 5... .09 .17 .22 .27 .32 .37 .46 .51 .60 6... .10 .20 .26 .32 .38 .44 .55 .61 .72 7... .11 .23 .30 .37 .44 .51 .64 .71 .84 8... .12 .26 .34 .42 .50 .58 .73 .81 .96 9...v .13 .29 .38 .47, .66 .65 .82 .91 1.08 10... .14 .32 .42 .52 .62 .72 .91 1.01 1.20 11... .15 .35 .46 .57 .68 .79 1.00 1.11 1.32 For a full explanation of Zone see the Parcel Post Guide. cost more per pound to send a pack age a long distance than it does to send it a short distance. The; rate In creases for a package weighing one pound at the rate of one cent for each zone. No package weighing more than 11 pounds can be sent un der the new parcel post law. It should be said right here that on the long hauls the parcel post may not be able to compete with the express companies, but that on shorter hauls It can so compete. It was the ex pressed desire of the legislators and of the postofflce officials that the par cel post . system should be made of particular use to persons having farm and factory products to transmit to customers-: ft" ft "profiaftfer tfrat p.-a-ducers must study the rates of post age and the convenience of trans mittal and compare them with the cost and convenience under present methods before individually a man can determine whether he Is to profit or not by the change. Then there is an other thing to be considered and which only can be known definitely when fuller regulations have been made to specify exactly what kind of things can be sent by parcel post. It can be said in a general way that any thing can be sent which is properly wrapped and which will not injure other mall matter with which it may come In contact. Copy Foreign Countries. It Is probable that the government will adopt a meant of transportation for certain kinds of its merchandise much like those which have been adopted in parcel post countries abroad. What the English callham pers, basket-like arrangements, prob ably will be adopted, and as these can be kept separate from the ordinary mall, matter It ia believed that the regulations as finally adopted will al low the tending of eggs, butter, dress ed poultry, live poultry, honey, fruit, and other products of the country. The 11-pound limit for a single pack age may work at first against any very extended use of the parcel post for some of the articles which have been named. Of course, more weight can be sent if It is sent in different parcels, but the cost in that case would be heavier - because the in crease per pound on a single package is not great up to 11 pounds, and probably it would Increase at no great er rate if the government were to raise the limit of weight which is now fixed. To make it simpler, it will cost more to send two packages of 11 pounds than It would to send one package of 22 pounds If the govern ment eventually should allow a heart er single package to be carried and should ctiarge in proportion Just what It does now for one package of 11 pounds weight Every postmaster In the United States will have a parcel post map like the one which is here reproduced except that the zone lines will be shown with the unit of his postofflce as a center. All that a postmaster will have to do when a parcel Is pre sented for transportation Is to find out In what zone the destination of the package lies. His table will show him instantly the. rate per pound from the unit In which his postofflce lies to the zone of the package's destina tions, the price as has been explained before, to every postottice In any one zone being the same. The parcel post will take nothing but fourth-class mat ter. Printed matter is still In the third-class designation. Therefore books cannot be sent by the parcel post system. This the postofflce au thnrities seem to think Is In a way unjust and may work a hardship. It may be that In tiie future the law will be changed so as to Include all print ed milter- It seems to be certain that on R'tfirrt will ba made to bring (.i.v-t this change as speedily as pos- .t r f t r cramp. 1 I ' hcork has s he advised I i" the rates of postage in the First that parcel post packages cannot be accepted for mailing unless they bear a distinctive parcel post stamp and have attached to them the return card of the sender. A series of distinctive stamps is now ifl course of prepara tion for this class of mall as required by the law creating the parcel post system. Consignments of these stamps will be ready for shipment to all postofflcea in ample time for the establishment of the new system on New Year's day. The postofflce department has given Instruction to every postmaster In the country to enlighten his patrons as much as possible on the general sub ject of the parcel post and specially on the use ortheBpe21ar stamps "and! the necessary attachment of the re turn card. The law requires that all fourth-class matter mailed er Jan uary 1, 1913, without parcel post stamps attached shall be treated at "Held for postage" matter. Parcel post packages will be mailable only at postoffices, branch postoffices, let tered and local named stations, and such numbered stations as may be designated by the postmaster!. It has been announced by Postmas ter General Hitchcock that nearly 70, 000 scales will be required for use In the parcel post system which It to go into effect January 1st. He hat ac cordingly authorized the issuance of bids for that number. Two hundred of the largest postoffices and their branches will be supplied with auto matic springiest scales. The next class of offices, numbering about 10, 000, will be given high grade beam scale, while the four clast offices, numbering about 55,000, will be fur nished with the best spring balances obtainable, each having a capacity for twenty pounds. These scales will be nsed by postmasters to determine the amount of postage required on parcel post packages. The fact that many of the postoffices of the country are now furnished with scales of a limited capacity makes It necessary for the postmaster general to make this very large purchase of scales capable of taking care of the parcel post busi ness. It is understood that thla will be the largest single order ever placed for scales. Rate on 8eeds Not Affected. It should be said that the act of congress which puts a parcel post plan into operation does not in any way affect the postage rate on seeds, cut tings, bulbs, roots, scions and plants as fixed by section 482 of the postal laws and regulations. The classification of articles mall able as well as the weight limit, the rates of postage, zone or zones and other conditions of mallablllty under the act of congress, It the postmaster general shall find on experience "that they or any of them are such as to prevent the shipment of articles de sirable, or shall permanently render the cost of the' service greater than the receipts of the revenue therefrom, be Is hereby authorized, subject to the consent of the Interstate commerce commission after Investigation, to re form from time to time such classifi cation, weight- limit, rates, zone or zones or conditions. In order to pro mote the service to the public or to Insure the receipt of 'revenuo from such service adequate to pay the cost thereof." Through many years different mem bers of the house and senate have been Interested In promoting parcel post legislation. Among the men most active in securing the legislation which soon Is to go Into effect ss law are Senator Jonathan Bourne of Oregon. Representatives David J. Lewis of Maryland and William 8ul f.er of New York, who has Just been elected governor of that state. To ascertain conditions surrounding the establishment of the parcel post system In places differing widely In size, climate and Industries, Postmas ter General Hitchcock recently sum moned to Washington, to confer with the special parcel post committee, the postmasters of five typical ' offices. They are William H. Davis, Pittsburg, Pa.; Daniel T. Gerow, Jacksonville, Fla.; M. H. Joster, Wilmington, Del.! E. M. C. Qulmby, Suffolk, Va and Henry N. Bradley, Charlestown, W. Va. Confer With Postmasters. The postmasters of the five largest offices in the country have already appeared before the committee, so Pittsburg was represented as being a large first class office, though tmallei than any of the greater five, and at being the center of a tremendous man ufacturing area. The postmaster ol Pittsburg reported that the board of trade of that city bat a special parcel post committee, working toward bringing the consumer and producer nearer to each other by the new tys tern. He also said that many of th merchants are planning to have their city deliveries made by parcel post Wilmington, Del, represented a large farming and manufacturing dia trlct, with Its mall connections close with Philadelphia, one of the largest offioes. Jacksonville is the largest of. Bee In Florida, and the outlet for all the mall of the state. It is peculiar In having a special increase of force In winter, the tourist season, and the postmaster said that it was expected that travelers would ubb the parcel post extensively In sending home five and ten-pound packages of fruit Suffolk, Va., and Charlestown, W. Va., are both very small second clast offices, one In the tide-water district . with large truck Interests; the other far inland In an orchard country, with diversified farm products. The post masters of both offices reported great Interest In the parcel post, and said that they had continual inquiries re garding its scope. From these posta.asters the com mittee was able to glean a great amount' -of valuable information, which, added to that gained from the recent hearings In Mlryland, putt it in a position to il the details of the service to the greatest advantage of the producing farmer. , t NIAGARA MADE BY GLACIER Columbia River Was Dammed, and Had a Fall of Four Hundred Feet Over Great Cliffs. That one of the greatest natural wonders In the world was lost with the melting of the Okanogan glacier in the State of Washington, It the opinion of government geologists, who recently have studied a portion of the river bed of the Columbia river in connection with the Grand coulee, the great canyon that at one time was the river bed. i When the Columbia river flower through the Grand coulee it made Ni agara insignificant by comparison. This great river plunged from the up per to the lower valley in a sheer fall of 400 feet over great cliffs. Moses lake ia believed to have been at one time, part of an old chan nel of the Columbia river. During the glacial period, recent as time is meas ured b ythe geologist, the valleys of the Northern Cascades and of the O'-arogan highlands were filled with enormous glaciers, the largest of which reached the plains before they were melted in the warmer air of the lower country. TJ'e greatest of these Ice rivers of eastern Washington flowed down the Okanogon valley, which It filled to the depth of hundreds of feet. On reaching the Columbia river val ley this glacier expanded and seemt not only to have dammed the Colum bia, but to have filled Its great canyon for some distance. The southern limit of this great Okanogan glacier Is marked by a terminal moraine many miles In width. The moraine Is formed of dirt and rock material which was push ed along or carried on Its surface and stranded where the Ice melted, and it Includes many huge blocks of basalt and other rocks. No more Impressive scene, the ge ologists say, can be found In the Big Bend country than Is presented by the-jreat cliffs of black basalt below Coulee City, over which the Columbia once poured, but where now desert shrubs are growing In the ancient channel. When the glacier left the canyon of the Columbia and retreated up the Akanoean valley the river re sumed Its former channel. Indianap olis News. Seeing Is Believing. A trio of professional story tellers were In a cozy corner of the club spinning yarns. Brown had Just told a most unbelievable story and the oth er two glanced at each other questlon tngly. "Well, I assure you, gentlemen,' said Brown, "If I hadn't seen It myself I shouldn't have believed it" "Ha b'm well,' said one of the two doubtful ones, "yon mast remem ber, old man, that we dSdnt s It' Tii-IUta. APPROVES RULES FOR PARCEL POST Postmaster General Issues Reg ulations Governing System. WHAT MAY BE SENT BY MAIL Gives American People Opportunity to Send Farm and Factory Productt 'by Mall From and to Any Point In United States. Postmaster General Hitchcock has Just approved the regulation! which cover In detail the articles which may or may not be tent by parcel post These regulations are now being turned off at. the government printing office on a "rush order" and they will be distributed at rapidly as possible. The rules as' to what can be sent and what cannot be sent and the In structions for the preparation of mall able articles with other "official ad vice" are given here as they have Just been prepared by the postofflce de partment in Washington. The minimum rate will be five cents for the first pound and three cents for each additional pound to any point not exceeding fifty miles from the office of mailing; the local rate, which It five cents for the first pound and one cent for additional pound, applies to all parcels the delivery of which does not involve their transportation on rail way lines. The rates increase for each successive one of the eight zones, the maximum rate being twelve centa a pound, which will carry a parcel across the continent or to any of our possessions. Parcels will be limited to eleven pounds In weight and tlx feet In length and girth combined. Mailable Perishable Articles, Butter, lard and perishable articles such as fish, fresh meats, dressed fowls, vegetables, fruits, berries and articles of a similar nature that decay quickly, when so packed or wrapped at to prevent damage to other mall matter, will be accepted for local de livery either at the office of malUng or on any rural route starting therefrom When inclosed in an Inner cover and a strong outer cover of wood, met al, heavy corrugated pasteboard or other suitable material and wrapped so that nothing can escape from the package, they will be ac cepted for mailing to any oflices with in the first zone or within a radius of 60 miles. Butter, lard, or any greasy or oily substance Intended for deliv ery at offices beyond the first zone must be suitably packed. Vegetables and fruit that do not decay quickly will be accepted for mailing to any zone if packed so as to prevent dam age to other mall matter. Eggs will be accepted for local delivery when se curely packed In a basket or other container. Eggs will be accepted for mailing regardless of distance when each egg Is wrapped separately and packed in ,a container. There is' no restriction "on" salted, dried, smoked or cured meats and other meat products, but fresh meat In any form will be transported only within the first zone. Parcels containing perishable arti cles mUBt be marked "PERISHABLE," and articles likely to spoil within the time reasonably required for trans portation and delivery will not be ac cepted for mailing. Manufactured Articles. Manufacturers or dealers Intending to transmit articles In considerable quantities are asked to submit to the postmaster for approval a specimen parcel showing the manner of pack ing. When sharp pointed Instruments are offered for mailing, the points must be capped or encased. Blades must be bound so that they will remain at tached to each other or within their handles or sockets. In" Powders, pepper, snuff, or other similar powders not explosive, or any similar pulverized dry substance, not poisonous, may be Bent when Inclosed in cases made of metal, wood or other material to tender Impossible the es cape of any of the contents. Flour of all kinds must be put up in such manner at to prevent the package breaking or the flour being scattered in the malls. Queen Bees and Nursery Stock. Queen bees, live Isects, and dried reptiles may be mailed in accordance with the regulations that now apply to other classes of mall. . . x Seeds of fruit, nursery stock, and all other plant products for preparation may be mailed under the same con ditions. Confectionery and Soap. Candies, confectionery, yeast cakes, soap In bard cakes, etc., must be In closed In boxes and so wrapped as to prevent injury to other mail mat ter. Sealed original packages of propri etary articles, such as soaps, tobacco, pills, tablets, etc., put up In fixed quantities by the manufacturer, and not In themselves unmailable, will be accepted for mailing when properly wrapped. Millinery. Fragile articles, such as millinery, toys, musical Instruments, etc., and ar ticles consisting wholly or In part of glass, of contained In glass, must be securely packed and the parcel stamp ed or labeled "FRAGILE." Unmailable Matter, The following matter Is declared un mailable by law: Matter manifestly obscene, lewd, or lascivious; articles Intended for pre venting conception; articles intended for Indecent or Immoral purposes; all matter otherwise mailable by law, the outside cover or wrapper of which bears and delineation or language of t libelous, scurrilous, defamatory, or threatening character. All such mat ter, when deposited In a post office or found In the mailB, shall be withdrawn and sent to the divisions of dead let ters! Intoxicants, Poisons and Inflammable Materials. Spirituous, vinous, malted, ferment ed, or other Intoxicating liquors of any kind; poisons of every kind, and arti cles and compositions containing poi son, ponsonous animals. Insects and reptiles; explosives of every kind ; In flammable materials (which are held to Include matches, kerosene oil, gaso line, naphtha, benzine, turpentine, de natured alcohol, etc.), Infernal ma chines, and mechanical, chemical or other devices or compositions" which may Ignite of explode; disease germs or scabs, and other natural or artifi cial articles, compositions or mate rials of whatever kind which mar kill, or In any wise injure another or damage the mall or other property. Pistols, Animals arid Birds. Pistols or revolvers, whether In de tached parts or otherwise; live or dead (and not stuffed) animals, birds, w poultry, except as elsewhere pro vided; raw hidjs or pelts, guano, or any article having a bad odor will not be admitted to the mails. Treatment of Undellverable Parcels. Perishable matter will be delivered as promptly as possible, but If such matter can not be delivered and be comes offensive and injurious to health, postmasters may destroy It, or the Injurious or offensive vortlon thereof. Undellverable perishable matter which In Us nature does not become offensive or Injurious to health may be delivered by postmasters to the proper local municipal authority to be distributed to hospitals, asylums or other charitable or reformatory Insti tutions. If there is no such municipal authority, the matter may be deliver ed to any charitable institution or or ganization making application there for. If no application it made, the matter will be destroyed at the ax- plratlon of two weeks. Parcels Improperly Packed. Postmasters will refuse to reoeive for mailing parcels not properly in dorsed or packed for safe shipment When parcels on which the postage Is wholly unpaid or Insufficiently pre paid is deposited for local delivery and the sender is unknown, notice of detention need not be tent but such matter will be delivered and the defl clent postage collected from the ad dressee by the carrier. If the ad dressee refuses to pay the postage the matter will be sent to the r Di vision of Dead Letters. Insurance on Parcels. A mailable parcel on which the postage 1b fully prepaid may be In sured against lost in an amount equiv alent to Its actual value, but not to exceed $50. on payment of a fee o! ten cents In parcel post stamps, sudM stamps to be affixed. When a parcel it Insured, the sen der will je given a receipt Bhowlnt the office and date of mailing and number of the parcel. When a return receipt it desired bj the sender of an insured parcel the postmaster at the mailing office will note the request on the margin of the Insurance tag, and the postmaster at the office of address will obtain from the addressee a receipt and mall It to the sender. The liability for indemnity shall cease when delivery has been effect ed. Forwarding of Parcels. Parcels may be remalled or for warded on the payment of additional postage at the rate which would bs chargeable if they were originally mailed at the - forwarding oface, in which case the necessary Btamps will be affixed by the forwarding postmas ter. Payment must be made every time the parcel is forwarded. Preparation for Mailing. Parcels must be prepared for mail ing in such manner that the contenti j can be easily examined. A parcel win not be accepted for mailing unlets it bears the name and address of the sender preceded by the word "From." In addition to the name and address of the tender, which It required, It will be permissible to write or print on the covering of a parcel, or on a tag or label attached to it the occu pation of the sender, and to indicate In a small space by meant of marks, letters, numbers, names or other brie! description, the character of the par cel, but ample space must be left on the address side for the full address In legible characters and for the n cessary postage stamps. Inscription! such as "Merry Christmas," "Pleass do not open until Christmas," "Happy New Year," "With best wishes," an the like, may be placed on the cover lng of the parcel in such manner ai not to interfere with the address. Distinctive Stamps. The law requires that the postagi on all matter must be prepaid by distinctive- parcel post stamps affixed. Postmasters cannot receive tor mail lng parcels that do not bear such stamps. Parcel- post stamps are not valid tot the payment of postage on matter ol the first, second, and third classes, and when used for that purpose, the matter to which they are affixed shall be treated as "Held for postage." Maps and Guides. Parcel post maps, with accompany lng guides, are to be sold to the pub lie at their cost 75 cents, through -the chief clerk of the post office depart. ment In ordering maps cars should be taken to specify the post office from which the postage rates are to be determined. Wedding Bells. Miss Mary C. Bejknap. the well known settlement worker of Cleve land, said in a suffrage debate: "Oh. that Is not an argument that is'a prophecy, a prophecy that wom an, given the vote, wouldn't know how to use It. "Now It's my opinion that the men who think that are as badly in ths dark about women as Jenks was about the widowed stenographer. "Jenks, you know, got to taking t young and pretty stenographer out to lunch, and to matinees, and to con certs; and wheb any one asked him about her, he'd smile and say: " 'Oh another conquest' "Jenks, you see, thought he'd mads a conquest; but the widow; standing beside Jenks a month later at the al tar the widow knew she'd made an annexation." Give Him Time. "Tou're a pretty old man to be beg gin'," said the lady to the man at the back door. "Yea, ma'am," replied the man with his hat in his hand. ' "Have you been begging all your lifer -Not lit ma'am ." Awmi i 8 I looked Into her eyes She gazed up Into mine. She smiled and dimples came And went that were divine. But, oh, i did not dare To tell her she was fair, Though she looked into my eyes And swetly smiled at me For there were others there, ' To listen and to see. Oh, If, when we're alone. With no one near to see. She would look up as then She swetly looked at me Ah, then would I declare Mow sweet she Is and fair, But she never looks or smiles. Provoking little dear. Save when she Is aware That folks are near to hear! Born Diplomat. "Mrs. Trelawney," said Francis Wal lingford, "there is something that I have for a long time wished to say to you." The president of the Society for the Squelching of Husbands looked over her glasses and frowned. She evi dently knew what was coming, but' after a moment's silence she tali in, her most Impressive platform tones:! "Well, go on. What isltT" "I I love your daughter, Mist Gladys. I have reason to believe that she returns my passion, and I want to ask you to give her into my keep ing." - Mrs. Trelawney's features harden ed, and there was a cold, metallic ring in her voice as Bhe answered: "What recommendation have you to offer Mr yourself? How can you con vince me that you will always love her that you will always think her beautiful?" "She looks like her mother," said Francis Walllngford. "That is enough, to convince me that her beauty will not diminish as her years increase. Of course, I know that this can hard-. Iy be regarded as a final test Yon have not reached the age at which women begin to lose their " They were interrupted then, bnt he got the girl. ' Man Who Scoffed. He used to scoff at women, Called them fooliBh, brainiest things Who would sell their souls for dresses, Or for necklaces or rings. He scorned them for their efforts To be beautiful and sweet But there chanced to be a woman Fate had destined him to meet She was neither good nor lovely, Though he fondly thought her so; She waB mostly artificial, . J -But poor, fool, he didn't know I Today men look In pity On the man who used to scoff. And wonder what will happen When the mask f falls - - '. off. Beginning to Doubt "Nope," said Mr. Rockwell, as he Wiped his glasses, "I'm afraid John's college education ain't goin' to do him much good, after all." "Why, Silas," his anxious wife cried, "what makes you say that?" "He admitted in the tore yesterday that there was still t few things i knew more about than aim." ... ... ... Business. Mamma "Has Mr. Dorrance given fou any reason to believe that he means business?" Clara "Business! ( should think he did mean business! I am Bick of the word business. All lie has talked about the last three times he has been here was papa's business." . Pretty Good Sign. -Harry What reason have you to be lieve that Ihe Is beginning to take any utereot In you? Albert She took her handkerchief ind brushed the dandruff from my at collar last evening. A Plea. "You," he cried, "are the light ol my existence." "Ah," she replied, "do'n't tempt me." "Tempt you?" he exclaimed, In sur prise. "Yes to go and blow myself out" One for Her. He Goethe says one cannot always, be a hero. 8he Well, since I'ye come to know fou better, I am convinced that ont tannot always be a fool, either.