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SENATE. The senate became involved in a stormy and somewhat sensational de bate, the text of which was furnished by a resolution offered by Mr. Glover of Coahoma, with reference to the funds of the .Yazoo and Mississippi Delta Levee Board deposited in the Merchants’ Bank and Trust Company of Memphis. After going over the subject for two hours and a quarter, and when some dozen or so of the senators had ex pressed themselves quite freely on it, the majority voted adversly to any sen atorial action in the matter, and the resolution was lost. After the resolution had been voted down, Mr. Glover offered as a substitute or compromise measure, a resolution to the effect that the house of representa tives be requested to investigate the Yazoo and Mississippi delta levee board and report to the senate the result of such investigation. This resolution was also lost. The committee on pensions reported favorably on senate bill No. 58, to au thorize payment of pension for 1904 to Mrs. M. E. Rives, as it seems her name was erroneously left from the roll for that year. The bill passed. The following bills were introduced: By Mr. Graves—To empower the capitol commission to have certain necessary repairs made on the grounds and structures of the executive man sion. By Mr. Sanders—An act to require all solvent creditors to give in as security for taxation and prescribing penalty for violation thereof. By Mr. Smith—An act to authorize the mayor and aldermen of Vicksburg to cede to the State the grounds on which the present State charity hos pital at Vicksburg now stands, to au thorize the State to accept the same for the purpose of establishing there on a general State hospital. Senate Dill ISO. to pro vine ior a geological, topographical and economic survey of the State passed. The committee on local and private legislation reported on senate bill No. 5. the bill to authorize boards of super visors to levy a per capita tax on dogs. The title was found sufficient, but the committee recommends that the senate postpone action indefinitely. Agreed to. The bill introduced by Senator Mc Laurin, entitled a bill to provide for alternative punishment in misdemeanor eases—in other words, the “whipptng post" bill—received an unfavorable re port, and that it “do not pass.” After a stubborn debate the senate passed the Mississippi Vicksburg mili tary park commission bill as it came from the house by a vote of 19 to 11. The senate disposed of four pages of the code chapter on revenue and about a dozen Sections, practically the entire day being devoted to that specific work. Out of those sections two of them were responsible for four out of the live hours' time devoted to the dis cussion and consideration qi the sub jects involved. The judiciary committee reported on senate bill No. 31, for the creation of county courts. The committee recom mended that the bill be passed, but with committee amendments. Two reports from standing commit tees were presented. One was senate bill No. 12, providing for the setting aside of $5,000 a year to be paid to the widows and orphans of Confederate veterans of the army and navy and their dependent servants; favorable. The other was senate bill providing for the enumeration of surviving Confed erate soldiers. Do pass. The judiciary committee reported fa vorably on house bill No. 22, to pre vent the working of convicts on lands not Owned by the State. The same committee also reported favorably on senate concurrent resolution on the same subject. Two bills on the calendar passed by ' the house for the payment of balance no Ivnnrlc ifeton/1 inrr nrinomal Qnrl —----— oj r £- - interest, amounting respectively to $16,250 and $530,000, were taken up and passed by unanimous vote. Mr. Glover sent up senate bill No. 68, being an act to prohibit any officer of the State or of any levee board to place the public money in their hands in banks outside the State. Mr. Magee called up senate bill No. 25, to create the county of Jeff Davis, and provide for its organization. The bill provides that the new county shall be composed of parts of Lawrence county lying east of certain described line and parts of Covington, situated west of the old Choctaw line, the center of the proposed county to be at the boundary of Covington and Lawrence as at present constituted. The bill passed by a vote of 29 to 7. Senator Gordon, one of the Confeder ate veterans of the senate, called atten tion to the death of Gen. Joe Wheeler, and moved that the chair appoint a committee of three to prepare suita ble resolutions to his memory. The finance committee reported favor ably on house bill No. 199, providing for certain expenses xn connection with the furnishing of the capitol, and the bill was placed on the calendar. Mr. Sanders introduced a bill to en courage the establishment of libraries in connection with public schools in the State. The committee on local and private legislation reported back senate bill No. 45, to authorize boards of super visors to erect and care for monuments to the Confederate dead, with the rec ommendation that it do pass. \ The senate by unanimous vote passed the joint resolution calling on Missis sippi senators and repi'esentatives in congress to use every effort to have an interstate law passed which will forever do away with the C. O. D. whisky traf fic, whereby express cai-s and express offices are turned into blind tiger estab lishments in counties where the sale of liquor is prohibited by State law. HOUSE. Minimizing to a degree the responsi bility of attorneys in attachment suits, the house approved an amendment to the law governing such forms and pro viding that attachments issued in Mis sissippi in the future might be made on responsible information instead of upon “positive knowledge,” as is now the requirement. The house killed the Boddie bill, which provided for a license of $25,000 per annum on brokerage and commis sion business where futures are dealt in. It was not until after the most persist ent fight of the session that the vote was taken, and then it came rather in the nature of a surprise. Adding the members paired, the vote showed 52 favoring the bill and <53 as opposed. A new tack was taken by the friends of the bill at the outset. It had been alleged by the opponents of the bill that while the terms of the license would drive out the little fellows in the smaller towns, there would be conduct ed in Jackson or Vicksburg a large in stitution, which could pay the sum of license provided for, and it was even intimated tnat such was the purpose of the bill—the creation of a Monte Carlo in Jackson. To offset this Mr. Cowley presented an amendment making the license fee $50,000 per annum, and immediately the amendment was seconded by Mr. Boddie, author of the original bill, and who up to this time had refused any concessions or changes either way. One of the strongest arguments in opposition to the bill was made by Mr. George of Yazoo, a son of the late J. Z. George, who was himself a member of the committee of the United States senate, under the Hatch law to investi gate future dealings. The father was one of the most enthusiastic opponents of future dealings. The son furnished the most plausible arguments in favor of allowing the people the privilege of dealing in futures, defending the cause through the opportunity it gives the a# aaHaa nnnfoof tn advantage against possible decline. Mr. Alcorn said that taxation for protection was Republicanism, taxation for revenue only was Democratic gov ernment. The Boddie bill taxed to run the business out of the State or grant the privilege but to a chosen few. Mr. Brooks offered an able defense of the bill. He had defended success fully the operator of a bucket shop who had been indicted under the present inadequate law. There were four in dictments and the prosecution thought it had a cinch. Mr. Brooks, by simply citing the agreement where “delivery under this contract is contemplated,” had made his defense of the party ar raigned so strong that the judge or dered a verdict for the defendant and dismissed the case. Mr. Brooks held that a conscientious jury cannot, under the present law, render a verdict of guilty when it has to go into the intent of the delivery. Mr. Boddie’s closing argument was a masterly one, and facts and figures were gone into. Neither did he mince words. He denounced the whole system as a blood-sucking institution to milk the dollars from the pockets of suckers in the South and pour them into the cof fers of the millionaires on Wall street. Bills were introduced as follows: By Mr. Wells: An act to appropriate a necessary sum of money to pave a por tion of State street directly in front of the old State capitol and to pave Capi tal street in front of the home of the governor. Committee on Judiciary: Recom mending the adoption of chapters 5, 7 and 15 of the code as submitted by the commissioners. Mr. Etheridge called up his resolu tion, which provides for an immediate investigation into the alleged merger of the Southern and the Mobile & Ohio railroads in violation of the laws of Mississippi. The resolution had been through the judiciary committee, where it was amended. Originally it placed the 1'psnnnsihilitv nf the Investiirntinn on that committee. After a vigorous fight in the committee, it was amended so that it would be passed up to the at torney-general. The committee was sustained by a vote of 51 to 46. The matter will now go to the attorney general. By Mr. Byrd: An act to protect the owners of live stock which might have been killed or injured in endeavoring to break through fences which are not legally constructed. House bill No. 4 was called up by Mr. Brown of the appropriation committee. This bill makes an appropriation in th< sum of $20,000 to be used in rebating certain persons for overpaid taxes, or where titles have failed. The bill in creases the appropriation $4,000 over previous years, and was passed without a dissenting vote. Under reports of committees the fol lowing reports were submitted; Committee on Agriculture: Favoring the stock law district bill; favoring the bill providing for the payment-by the boards of supervisors for stock ordered killed by such boards. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds: Recommending the passage of the bill providing that the old State capitol building and grounds shall be leased to the Mississippi Industrial Ex position Company; also favoring the Wells bill, appropriating the sum of $1,000 to the Jackson fire department. House bill No. 33, providing for the establishment and extension of a branch mechanical and industrial school at Holly Springs, was passed. By Mr. Breeland: A joint memorial to congress asking for such legislation as might tend to broaden the cotton markets of the country, and asking the Mississippi congressmen and senators to use their influence in advocating such legislation. House bill No. 39, bearing an appro priation of $10,000 for the support and improvement of the branch agricultural and experiment station at McNeil, was passed. ST. LOUIS AND MEXICO CITY Only Sixty Hour.' Travel Between •letropolta of Southwest null Mexico’s Capital. The United States and Mexico. North America's sister republics, destined in Ihe estimation of all to be closely allied In the stupendous accomplishments of the futuie, have been brought within Intimate touch by the installation of a semi-weekly fast train service, giv ing a CO-hour schedule between St. Louis and the City of Mexico. Begin ning on January 16, each Tuesday and Friday thereafter, at 9 a. m., a through vestibuled train will leave the St. Louis Union station over the Iron Mountain route, and at 8:30 p. m., two days later, will land its passengers in the ancient capital of the Montezumas—the pres ent metropolis and seat of government of modern Mexico. Unquestionably this new departure means much for both nations concerned. It Is a shortening of the links in the chain of fraternal amity, born of a better understanding of their mutual interests, and will bring about a still closer social and commercial relationship. Credit Is due the several through lines which have co-operated in this laudable enterprise —the Iron Mountain, the Texas & Pa cific and the International & Great Northern (all Gould roads) on this side the Rio Grande, and the National lines of Mexico beyond Laredo—though be yond a shadow of doubt they will reap a rich harvest from the rush of tourist and commercial interests to profit by this opportunity of speedy and comfort able travel, a delightful change from the customary slow time, frequent changes at junction points, and the tedious layovers that formerly robbed travel of its pleasure. The train will comprise through compartment and standard drawing room sleepers, and observation and dining cars, affording every comfort and luxury of modern railway service. It is strange that the phrase “public house’’ should be so lightly and mechan ically used that it is actually possible to utter it with an intonation of contempt. It expresses in one word all that is old est and soundest and most indestructi ble in the idea of humanity society; the house where every man is master: the house where every man is guest. COMMENDABLE COOLNESS. voung Man Who Knew How to “Pop the Question" Without Get ting Rattled. “You should know well what cool ness is,” said a general. “American history is indebted to you. Capt. Hob son, for one of its most perfect and mps" brilliant examples of this trait.” The young man, flushing a little at the compliment, said, with an embar rassed laugh: “Oh, there have been many better Instances of coolness than mine." “Not at all,” said the general. “Not at all, sir.” “But yes.” persisted Capt. Hobson. “For instance?” said the other. Capt. Hobson thought a moment. Them he said: “The most perfect exhibition of cool ness ever made came from a friend of mine—an old man now, but still a bachelor. “This gentleman loved a beautiful widow in the summer of ’96. He court ed her with ardor through the months of July and August, and in SeptemCer be proposed. “It was a cool evening, the evening of the proposal, and my friend and the widow sat indoors, the light lowered, the dusk faintly illuminated by a fire of birch logs. “ ‘So,’ my friend ended, ‘I love you, and ask your hand in marriage.’ He rose. ‘Will you,’ he said, ‘be mine?’ “The widow gazed at the flame thoughtfully. Then in a low voice she said: “ ‘Don’t make me answer immediate ly. Give me a little time for thought.’ “ ‘Very good,’ said my friend. ‘How long do you want?’ ■ ‘A half hour,’ murmured the wid ow. “ ‘A half hour be it,’ said my friend, taking up his hat. ‘And in the mean time,’ he added, ‘I’ll just go down to Smith’s and get a shave. ’’ CREEKS’ MEDICINE MAN. Has Some Singular Convictions to Which He Rigidly ^ Adheres. The medicine man of the Creeks will not eat anything scorched in cooking, in treating a gun or arrow shot wound he as well as the patient will fast four days, only drinking a little gruel, says the Indian Journal. He will not allow a woman to look at his patient until he is well or dead. If his patient dies the medicine man takes a lot of medicine himself in order to cleanse himself from the fumes or odor of the dead. The pall-bearers, as we might call those assisting in the burial, also take the same cleansing process. And again when an Indian commit ted murder, even in self-defense, he went to the medicine man and took the cleansing remedy, claiming the remedy appeased the crime dnd the trouble to his mind. The medicine man has a hor ror of women, keeping out of their com pany as much as possible. At the full of each moon it was the custom of the bucks to drink medicine made by the medicine man to cleanse their system. In camp the Indian killed nothing which Was not eatable. Expanding Industry in the South. In the race for wealth the southern farmer is abreast of the western granger and the northern manufactur er. He is no longer hampered by pov erty and a tradition. From all over the south come reportB of expanding Industries. It Is computed that farm properties in the 11 states that once seceded from the union have risen in value more than $1,000,000,000 in two years. The average yield of these lands since thin century began is $200, 000,000 a year greater than it was in the preceding six years. Tne south now not only grows cotton for the world, but manages the marketing of it The speculator, who once got all the cream, gets it no longer. The piknter is strong enough to fight his own battle, which means that he can defend his pwn property.—Philadelphia Press. SANDY BAYOU LEASE VALID. So Hold Judges Calhoun and Truly of the Supreme Court. The supreme court has spoken in the celebrated Sandy Bayou case. While Justices Calhoun and Truly hold the lease valid they arrive at their conclu ■itn* from different viewpoints. Judge Calhoun held that there was no law at present either against the Sandy Bayou lease made by a majority of the board of control, or to warrant Go*. Vardaman in causing injunction proceedings. If the law had been vio lated the attorney-general, as the legal adviser of the State, waB the officer to institute the proceedings on behalf of the State. Judge Truly held that the question at issue was the legality of the contract of the board of control. He then re viewed the whole lease which had caused the trouble, and concluded by agreeing with Judge Calhoun as to the logioal conclusion, which was in effect sustaining the Sandy Bayou lease, and incidentally throwing the appellee out of court. The minority opinion was read by Justice Whitfield, who dwelt particu larly with regard to the right of the governor in bringing the action, hold ing that there was no other course to pursue if he thought that the interests of the people were at stake, and it was plainly obvious that the attorney-gen eral, as one of the parties to the con tract. could not consistently appear aa plaintiff against himself. A Good Becord. Four terms in the lower house of the Mississippi legislature and never miss ing a roll call is the record of L. Robin son of Choctaw. Further, “Mr. Robin son of Choctaw” never fails to have a prompt yea or nay every time his name is called by the clerk. He never has as yet explained his vote, and he has his first time to ever ask a question as to the material point that is being voted on. Added to all this, he is an a —i.. ~~ -— —--J and the most silent man who occupies a desk in the house chamber. He has in troduced two bills at this session; one a private measure; the other a very important one providing for the enume ration of all ex-Confederate soldiers by the boards of supervisors of the several counties. Beauvoir Home Inspected. A special committee from the legis lature visited Beauvoir Confederate Home and spent the day in looking over the place and conversing with the guests. A dinner was served to the visiting party, when speeches were made by Senators Boyd and Gordon, Representatives Kyle and Denton, and State Auditor T. M. Henry. The mem bers of the committee would not discuss the tenor of their proposed report tc the legislature, but it is inferred from the speeches made that the managemenl of the home will be heartily indorsed and that the appropriations asked foi by the trustess will be approved. Electric B-oad to Wesson. The enterprising citizens and mer chants of Wesson are planning to build an electric railroad to connect Wesson with the Mississippi Central railroad. Il has been estimated that the road will cost about $30,000, and $20,000 of this amount has already been subscribed, The road will be run to either Brook haven or Henck's Retreat and the power will be furnished by the Wesson electric light plant. Investigation Stopped. Cadet Joseph Sitman of Greensburg La., who was said to have died from injuries received at the hands of hazers at Jefferson Military College in Adams county, is not dead. His uncle, D. C, Lee, who reported the matter to the grand jury, appeared before that body and stated that he had received a mes sage acquainting him with the fact that the boy is alive. As the grand jury has failed to uncover any attempt al hazing at Jefferson, the entire mattei was dropped. Petition Served on Train. While passing through Vicksburg or a Yazoo and Mississippi Valley train Chancellor W. S. P. Vantress was served with a petition for a writ ol habeas corpus in behalf of Jacob Holmes who is in jail at Rolling Fork on a charge of wife murder. Holmes is on« of the best known and richest negroes of Sharkley county, and the case is at tracting unusual attention. His wife died on Dec. 3 under suspicious circum stances. Mrs. Whitten Given Bail. Mrs. E. B. Whitten, who killed Johr D. Fairless, the slayer of her husband at Marks, was bound over to the circuit coart under a bond of *1,000, which was made. _ Sad Scene. J. B. Slade, under life sentence foi the murder of William Miller, was taken to the penitentiary last week from Magnolia. The scene at the jai when Slade bade his family good-bj was touching. He has nine children ranging in age from 4 to 20 years, all o whom were present at the parting. Minor Mention. Congressman Byrd has secured the appointment to the West Point Acade' my of Hollie Hackett, son of Rev. Dr and Mrs. Hackett of Meridian. Messrs. W. J. Buckinham & Son art moving their handle factory to Mathis ton from Weir. Mathiston is getting her share of manufacturing enterprises and is building up considerably inothei ways. Circuit court convened at New A1 bany with the largest attendance foi years. The farmers are up wi|h al their work and many attended this term Judge Boothe’s charge to the granc jury was forcible and impressive. L. R. Shirk, an Indiana capitalist will build a modern flve or six-storj hotel at Vicksburg. WEDDING GIFT FOR ALICE Caban Senate, By Acclamation, l*aaa a Bill Appropriation 925,000 to Purchase the Gift. Havana, Jan. 27.—The senate unanr lrcously passed an appropriation of $25,000 for the purchase of a wedding gift for Miss Alice Roosevelt. The bill, which was introduced jointly by Senator Mendez Capote, the vice-presi dent-elect; Senor Alfredo Zayas, pres ident of the liberal party, and Gen. Manuel Sanguilly, the leader of the In dependent party, directs President Pal ma to select a wedding gift for Miss Roosevelt and appropriates $25,000 therefor. Each of the senators introducing the bill spoke in a similar strain to Senor Zayas, who said that Cuba owed some evidence of appreciation to her unfail ing friend, Theodore Roosevelt, and that the wedding of his daughter afforded op portunity to demonstrate Cuba’s love for and appreciation of her illustrious father. Each speaker pointed out that all par lies had agreed as to the propriety and appropriateness of the making of such a gift. Gen. Cisneros, who has been called the most anti-American man in con gress, voiced his approval of the bill, and moved that it be passed by accla mation. It was so passed. Assurances are given that the public will take similar action. GOVERNMENTS HANDICAP Alleged Method* of the Packing In terest* to Influence Public Opinion. Washington, Jan. 27.—By authority of President Roosevelt, correspondence was made public at the White House, Friday evening, relating to methods al leged to have been employed by attor neys for the beef packers who are under indictment at Chicago to influence pub lic opinion in behalf of the packers. The documents consist of a communi cation msfde to Attorney-General Moody by United States District Attorney Mor rison, of Chicago, setting out certain al leged facts regarding the payment of a _ _e__ „ _ m,: — OU1U VSX. VVS U VMiVUQVS »*v TV U|/upv> reporter by one of the attorneys for the beef packers; a letter from the at torney general to the president, trans mitting Mr. Morrison’s report, express ing the opihion that no way existed un der the law by which the alleged of fense could be punished; and a letter from the president to the attorney gen eral directing the publication of the correspondence, in order that the public might be informed of one situation, at least, which the government has fb meet in prosecuting the .case against the packers. THE WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW The Mild, Open Winter Having; Ita Natural Effect on Trade and Idnatrial Operation*. Newr York, Jan. 27.—Bradstreet’s weekly review says: Barring a touch of cold weather in the west, the season still retains its previous appearance of a mild open win ter, with natural effects upon retail trade, industrial operations in general and prices of many commodities, which tend downward. Perhaps the most no table feature at present is the continued activity in building, which has practi cally gone on without a break, and which is making new records in prices of lumber and in demand for other ma terials. Final distribution Is still being stimulated by forced sales at retail, and a few lines of wholesale business, no tably heavy clothing and rubber goods, reflect unreadiness to buy for next sea son’s wants. As to spring trade only optimistic reports are current. Ship ments are being called for and made freely, open weather favoring the rail ways as rarely before to handle the large business offering. fearepIt) face the music St. Loui* Policeman, Ordered On the “Carpet,” Prefer* a Ballet. St. Louis, Jan. 27.—Policeman John A. Scollard, who was to have been tried by the police board Friday after , noon on me cnarge ui uuuecommg con duct in having resided with a woman who was not his wife, shot himself through the left breast at 1:30 p. m. Friday In the livery stable of Charles A. Geraghty, Easton avenue, near Eu ; did. He died at 11 p. m. from internal hemorrhage. Scollard had been accused of resid ing with Grace Litzen. He married 1 the woman Thursday afternoon. The officer was a member of the Broadway squad, and was stationed at Broadway and Pine street. He was the tallest man on the force, being 6 feet 6 inches tall. The Visible Supply of Cotton. New Orleans, Jan. 27.—Secretary Hester’s statement of the world's visible supply of cotton shows a total of 5,-1 | 363,206 against 5,425,431 last week. Of this the total of American cotton is 3,906,208 against 4,042,431 last week. kren Yean Fo* Perjury. St. Louis, Jan. 27.—William, alias 1 Buck Taylor, found guilty of perjury in connection with the case of Eddie Kelleher, who was tried for the kill ing of St. Louis Tommy Sullivan, was sentenced to seven years in the peni ! tentiary. He filed notice of appeal. Aneaaor Charged With Forgery. Jasper, Ind., Jan. 27—Harrison T. Nicholson, assessor of Columbia town ship, was arrested near Cuzco on a charge of having forged the name of Thomas J. Nolan to a note for 5275. He stoutly denies his guilt. I -- Three Months’ Railway Casualties. Washington, Jan. 27.—A bulletin Is sued by the interstate commerce com mission shows that during the months of July, August and September last 1,053 were killed and 16,386 injured, among passengers and employes of steam railroads in the United States. Sixty and Whooping. Washington, Jan. 27.—Senator Mar tin, of Virginia, 60 years old, has whooping cough with some bf the younger members of his family, and is quarantined in a room with them. d TIMID SCHOOLGIRL 30UIMLE SHOULD BE ASSIDU OUSLY CULTIVATED BY THIS MAIDEN. The Mere Mention of a Moose Causes Terror to Many a Schoolgirl—Cats and Cows in the Same Category— The Rule of Self-Control—Unrea sonable Fear of Pain, of the Dark and of Disease Proves a Girl a Coward. _ % BY MARGARET E. SANGSTER. (Copyright, 1900. by Joseph B. Bowles ) What was that you said, Dorothy? Am I sure that I heard you aright? Are you really afraid of a little gray mouse that you could hold in your hand, that scut tles away from you in terror and that, measured by Inches, is less formidable than a rabbit or a squirrel? Yes, you own It without a blush. You really are afraid of a mouse. So are Frances, Jane and over so many others of your friends. A marked aversion to the entire family of rodents is a pronounced feature of most women whether they are little or large. The little woman of ten screams at the sight of a mouse and so does her older sister, and very likely her mother and her grandmother are equally as alarmed at the appearance of this small monster which is indeed a beastof prey, but such a wee bit of a beast, not in the least like a lion or a tiger, a panther or a wolf. Probably the dislike to mice is natural with most of us for the very good reason that a mouse in the pantry makes disagreeable depre dations, and apart from the toll he takes is anything but clean; that a mouse In the bureau drawer nibbles gloves and eats buttons if they are covered with silk, and that a mouse in the bedroom always is not just the companion one would choose at the midnight hour. Mice are pretty little things with their gray coats and their bead-like eyes, but they belong to the class of creatures which for our preservation we must fight. I am not asking my girls to like them, but for pity's sake, Dorothy, do overcome your terror at their mention. A mouse has never yet been known to devour a schoolgirl. I wish I could persuade you not to be afraid of anything, great or small. We must take certain precautions. To walk up as some fearless girls do to a strange dog, patting him on the head and trying to b*» friends with him without being sure that their acquaintance is desired, is sometimes dangerous and always a risk. Dogs are the dearest friends we have in the brute creation. They are loyal to their masters and they some times seem endowed with almost human intelligence. But they are very much like men and women. They prefer tc choose their friends, and they may re sent approaches from people who have not been properly introduced. Never feel or show aprehension when you meet a dog that is quietly going about its own affairs, but do not be familiar with dog or cat or other domestic animal until you have a right to be so because yoc have entered the circle of its friends. A girl who is afraid of any animal from a cow- in the pasture to a mouse ii the wall carries about with her a need less handicap. We should go about the world bravely and fearlessly. I have seen a lady in a drawing-room make z spectacle of herself in the presence of s group of very brilliant and distin guished people because she was afraid of a cat. In walked Muff, the splendid angora, that was the.petofthe hostess and up on a sofa with a shriek and a scream and a clutching and gathering of her skirts, jumped a lady who should have known better than to behave ir that fashion under the roof of a friend. • • • * • One rule we may as well as not laj down for ourselves, girls, and that is a rule of self-control. One may be a little frightened inside, but she does not need to proclaim it. Because we happen tc dislike bats, beetles, June bugs dragon flies, or any other members of the world of creeping and flying things that scurry out of space to dis turb us, we need not communicate oiu feeling to others. If we choose wc may control all expression of dislike dismay or dread. We may some Li LLltfo 1CC1 awaiu, uui nc uiaj nccj. ourselves from showing it. All through our lives we should try not to be in bondage .to any form ol fear. Some girls cannot bear pain They distress themselves more in the thought of what they may have to suf fer from a slight operation or an in jury, than the pain itself would amount to. In other words, they suf fer more from fright than from reality Once in awhile one meets a girl al most grown up who is afraid of the dark; I hope this is not the case witt Dorothy or any of her friends. The fear of the dark is a tyranny which assails children who have been wickedly alarmed by nurses or unscrupulous persons and who fancy that dangers of every kind lurk behind the friend ly curtain of the night. But oui Heavenly Father sends this kind dark ness so that we may sleep and resl and there is nothing in it to give any one the slightest fear. The stars are its lamps and the moon at the full floods it with a glory as great as that of the sun. While we sleep our God watches above us and His angels are ohr guards. Another thing almost as fdolish as the fear of the mouse is the fear some people have of taking different dis eases. In case of an epidemic such as diphtheria, typhoid fever or cholera, too many precautions cannot be taken, and if one’s duty is not on the scene of action it is well to go to a safer place. But no one should be a coward. II diseases are about there is no reason to suppose that you who are in good health will necessarily take them. To be constantly distressed lest one day or another you or I shall be menaced by scarlet fever, or smallpox, is very needless and quite unfits us for doing our daily work. This courage that I have been talk Ing about thus far is purely physical I would not like any girl for whom 1 cared to be afraid to cross the con tinent or the ocean because something might happen on the rail or on the sea. The ship is the captain’s bust ness and the railway train is in charge •f the conductor and engineer. You may be reasonably sure tliat the aver age man will fulfill the requirements of his position and you as a pa33en gef have nothing to do except to enjoy yourself. This, too, belongs largely to the realm of physical courage. Now I want to speak about a higher kind of courage. There are brave peo ple who never shrink from danger thaf menaces the body, but who are moral cowards. They are afraid to speak the truth If the truth will Injure them selves. They are afraid to endure anxiety about tljelr loved ones. They hide from their own eyes things they do not want to see. Whatever else one may be, one should try very hard to be morally brave. At any cost, be true and noble. Let me quote for you Charles Kingsley's stanza which every girl should know by heart: “Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever, • Do noble things, not dream them all day long. And so make life, love and the great for ever One grand, sweet song.’’ CROCHET SLEEPING SOCK. Those Make an Excellent Present for a Friend That Suffers from Cold Feet at Night. About 3^ ozs double Berlin wool, and a thick bone hook about No. 4. Work 30 chain rather loosely and join round. 1st Row: A double crochet in each chain-stitch, and join with slip-stitch. 2nd to 8th Row: 3 chain, draw up 2 loops through the chain, *, and 1 through the back thread of each of the 2 nearest stitches of the previ ous row, (5 loops on hook), wool over, draw through all the loops at once, and make a chain-stitch to hold them in position; draw up a loop under the chain just made, one under the back thread of the last loop of the previ ous group, and repeat from * all round (15 patterns). Before making the chain of the last stitch slip the hook through the top of the thread A NICE GIFT. of the first stitch of the row, and draw the wool through both loops; this will make a neat join. Work 7 more rows like the second, commencing with 3 chain, and join ing the last stitch to the first of each row. Fasten off. Leave four patterns on either side the seam and work the same stitch as before across the seven middle pat terns, turn with 3 chain and work back, continuing to and fro for 7 rows. Fasten off. Recommence at the seam at back ol leg, work a double crochet in each stitch round the foot, join the last to the first of the row with a slip-stitch. Five more rows of double crochet, decreasing each of the last 3 rows 2 stitches, by passing over 1 on each side of the middle of the toe piece, and in the fifth row pass the middle stitch at the heel also, join on the inside with the single crochet. Round the top work *, 5 chain back into first (picot>, pass 1, double crochet in next, repeat from * all round. Make a chain of wool with a tassel at each end. and secure to the seam just above the heel. VOICE OF THE RHINOCEROS Sound So Tremendous It Seems to Set the Whole World to Trembling.^ In the course of a year I saw more than 600 rhinoceroses and the tracke of thousands, writes C. B. Shilling in World’s Work. The sight of these gigantic beasis standing in the moon shine on the snow-white steppes is still vivid in my memory. I have never encountered more fhan four at one time, though I have seen as many as eight together. Their appearance when in a sitting posture is very like the stump of a tree. While resting tne rhinoceros oft en resigns himself to his feathered friends who alight upon his body and serve the double purpose of freeing hia skin from parasites and giving warning of danger. It is a case of partnership between an animal with a keen sense of smell and birds with keen eyes. The horns of the African rhinoceros sometimes attain a length of nearly five feet, and when he lifts up hia voice the whole world seems to trem ble. The sound is so tremendous that the effect is startling in the extreme. The Automobile Girl. The girl who automobiles, if she would preserve her skin, covers her face with a cold cream. She lays it on very thick, and over this she spreads a thick layer of face powder, using the very best sne can buy. Often she does this so thoroughly that she looks as though she waB whitewashed. Then she puts on her big automobile veil. The result of protecting the skin by cream and powder is soon apparent The cuticle is covered and the skin remains soft and nice. Dust cannot get into the pores, and wind cannot chap it. The skin is preserved, and the trip does the face no harm at all. On her return from her trip, the wom an who has protected her face in this way can remove all traces of powder with cold cream. She must, cover her face with a thick layer of the best cream that can be made, and muBt let it stay on at least 15 minutes. She then takes it of with a soft cloth, and there will remain nothing but the smooth, clear, pink skin. The Irish of It. Waiter—‘‘Sorry, sir, but we are en tirely out of bread.” O’Brien—“Then yes may bring me an order &v toast.’* —Boston Transcript.