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LITTLE HOUSE 0' DREAMS.
* mttle house with windows wide 0 little place where friends will come. A-looking toward the sea! The tangled world to flee; lew have you come-why have you come Brave little nook where peace Will bide. 'T mean so much to me? And hospitality! mr walls within my heart are raised, Pray where's the magic wand I need Aid. oh. how strange It seems. To touch your slender beams. y hopes but measure to your roof, And change you to a home in truth. 0 little house o' dreams! 0 little house o' dreams? S-Claire Wallace Flynn, in Alnslee'e Magazine. The Beetle of the Mandarin By Vera L Connolly. Joha Harriman, American Consul at Shanghai, lay back in his chair and stretched his feet toward the blaze. Without, the snow tell ceaseleely. Ha large, whirling flakes setttled on eL sedan ch rs, the wheels of the sirshas and the shoulders of the cool The tall buildings beyond the consu Has grounds were outlined in soft, gMaming white. A large covered atir, held by three coolies, was car Mie up the path to the door of the con Harriman aroused himself as one wets entered with lights and another omeanced the presence of the great I Luang. The ceremony of greeting ear with, the old mandarin seated Maself and drew his chair to the fire. The consul waited courteously for Mm to explain his errand, but the old remained silent, his eyes fixed on e leaping flames. His robe of gray silk, fur-lined and minrddered in gold and scarlet but lr s, caught the light and shim am d with each movement. It sur ulsed anything the American had ar seen. "We are having bad weather," ven bred the consul. "Tee Shanghai is wrapped in snow, while Calton is gay with butterflies iad lowers. But what can we expect? lb this not China?" With an express he wave of the hand. The young consul, comprehending e Chinemse character, and knowing h elid mandarin well, waited for him Io esitinue the conversation. At last be other turned slowly, and fixed his Ustk eyes on the consul's face. "I have come to ask you a favor. I very seldom ask favors." Harriman bowed. "I place myself at asur service," he replied. The mandarin spoke quietly. " have traced the jewels." "Ak! that is good news. And you Have found the thief?" The Amerl as looked up with interest. "There was no thief. L. Luang ngke quietly. "What! 0 thief!" "I say t were not stolen." The hid his surprise as best ti could. 'Im Luang looked languidly amead him. "We are alone?' "Certainly." "Then I shall aeplain. For my ewa reasons it was best to report e stolen. They were taken away -by the thieving hands of Lu Luang. as you follow me?" The consul bowed gravely. "You Have sold them?" "Yes, I needed a great deal of ss. Work is Impossible for a Ssee nobleman. I therefore was brad to sell the Jewels of my ances res to obtain this sum. I shall some day recover them. They are safe. mSey brought to me a varust sum." " o ubtedly." At this juncture ime ii t entered with liqueurs, and amar he had departed the old man emfmed. "By mistake our household token ad treasure, the beetle of the house of Lng, was sold with the lot. "It is " madl piece of feather Jewelry, in It mlt almost valueless, but necessary to be weMare of our family. As I knew at that it was kept with the Jewels, I A ant mtiss it. The fury of the gods hs descended upos us. My son is dy ai. The beetle must be recovered." Usrtrman rose with an expression e smpatby, and crossing over to the eld mandarin, stood before him. "Caunot the physicians help your The old Chinaman shook his head. hitcal help can do nothing for him. The tom must be recovered. It was a gift of the gods to my forefathers. We have purvoked their anger, and 4 ms's tife is dependept dn their good pleasure." TheLs dignity and sincerity of the Latly old man deeply impressed the be American. "g't_ o recover the emblem from e purchaser of your jewels?" "No, he has sold it. But wait. I do howr where it is He sold it to the amnriu, Gum Sag le. He, in turn, lplawed k in the hands of Song Wen, the auctioneer, in Canton, to be mid at auction in four days." "Can't you buy it back before the mUaction takes place?" "No. Song Wen has been Instructed rat to sell the jewel to me. Oum Sag Is will publicly buy it back at the metion. That will clear him of any underhand method of acquiring it." "an't you over-bid him?" "No My tael are few. His are asy. I am an old man. He will suc me me, if my son lives not. My son's e is dependent on the recovery of e beetle. Don't you understand?" "Ye. He must be stopped. Why sD appeal to the law?" "No, no. It must never be known Mt the Jewels of the house of Lmang we sold. It would mean everlasting 4 ,race." "Is there no way?" "Yes I think there Is one way; if awill recover it for me. At my ap paunch all slm o it would be hid din. I must pretend lnorae of Its wherbabots. Yoa, a foreigner and a 1sh gr to Canton, could enter the h where the thngs are exhibited a, seeln It, oler to purchase It. W Pe dp this fuor meer Ie Amerlema stratabcd out his hML "I m a d I can do somethian e Yon. It wI not Icoavemaleae S the learnt, as I had planned to as to eOale a m oday. How Sshell I eaer or tt?" ITe imandar drew a pree freea his .uream mhane It o the comm.l °.el$iosll Ihlave Ifinm amr ym the last tael." He rose as he spoke and w4lked to the door. His coolies were summoned, and soon his chair was in readiness. He drew the consul back into the hall and embraced him. "My good friend," he said, "from to morrow morning the Chang Road is open to American merchants. Good bye." "Thank you, Luang. Good-bye." The consul stood watching the chair until it disappeared behind the trees. Then his care-worn face lighted up. "I am very glad. No more driving through the old cemetery. The fever will be greatly lessened this summer." He closed the door and went back to his study to arrange his affairs for the morning start. Four days later, in the early morn ing, a little steamer nosed her way up the Pearl River toward the city of Canton. The river was alive with boats and noisy with gabble of rival merchants as they poled their 'cumbersome junks through the throngs of houseboats, for which Canton is famous. These con4 slated of sampans roofed over in one place by a matting, and indescribably dirty. They were usually propelled by women and children, while their lords and masters smoked luxuriously in the stern., John Harriman stood on the steam er's deck, watching them shove from under the boat's prow barely in time to escape being swamped. They closed the steamer in on either side as a huge ice pack might. Scarce a square foot of water could be seen be tween them. Occasional splotches of color marked the progress of a Sower-boat, for these heathenish relics of former days are still to be seen on the Pearl River. The whole scene was full of life. Even the boats themselves, with their care fully painted eyes, their graceful prows and flapping sails, resembled huge brown birds. Soon the endless string of house boats gave place to a long wharf, from which narrow, irregular streets ran back, lined on either side by shops, on through the old city of the dead to the great Tartar Wall-this was Canton. As the steamer made fast to the pier amid a great clanging of bells and cries of chairmen, the coolies poured from the lower deck, and soon the con sul's chair was in readiness fo& him. He gave a few directions and the cool les trotted up the principal street, which was so narrow that the hang Ings of the chairs almost brushed the shops on either side. Overhead the roofs jutted out to with in a few inches of each other, making the street look like a narrow hallway. The shops were open to the street, and their owners could be seen: within arranging their displLy, or seated be side their counters, smoking. In the meat shops, rats, ducks and chou-dogs, dried and cured, were strung from the ceiling. Everywhere the American's chair was followed by sulky, scowling glances. Once, meeting another chair, the consuul's coolies were forced to back into a neighboring shop in order that the others could pass. After twenty minutes of such travel, the chair halted before a shop more pretentious than most of them, and presided over by a large Chinaman, who hurried to the door as the consul entered. "I am honored. How can I serve you?" He bowed deeply before the American. Harriman lanced at the bare little shop Inu'r se. "I must have made a mistake. I am searching for 8Sng Wen, the auc tioneer." "I am he.'; "I wish to see the articles to be sold at Wednesday's auction." '~Certainly. Follow me." Song drew aside a hanging at the back of the shop and they passed into a long room, dimly lighted by two brass lamis suspended from above. It was crowded with furniture, brasses, clol sonne jars, ivories, fans, embroidered hangings and trays of jade and uncut stones. The American p·aused. in the midst of all this splendor, while the mer chant lighted several lamps, which flared up brightly. "You have heard of the Ivories? No? They are very beautiful." He led the way to a large black cabinet, on which the gleaming pieces were strikingly arranged. He picked up the carving of a tiny, half-open peach, in which a child nestled. Every feature of the infant's face was perfectly represented; the peach itself was without a law, and all of it was no larger than a marble. "Beautiful!" Harriman stepped to the light and examined It Song Wen quietly named the as tion price. "Sell it to me now?" "No. Nothing is to be sold until the auctilon next Wednesday." "I will come then." The auctioneer smiled and led him from one fascinating heap to another. Flnally be stopped at a black ambinet sad, with a quick gush, a secret drawer sprang out. On a sik pad glittered a half-doses unut stones, blue and red. As the madi bent over the bgthe pupose at his visit ame back to him. "They are ceutainly h~f . But.a have yea o featbr oU'rnmts? I am garetly intrmested i the feather 'ITe ametlomer Jerked out a large dawer with a leak d at t shk plkean ts, ad Ivs the Amset a t loek them ouw, he trms bhek h dsm the dbnr et Iwels. Harriman bent down over the orna meats eagerly. The half light diq played a collection of pine, armlets and earrings. There were insects. flowers and birds, mounted in steel, and gleaming red, blue and purple. In the very front of the drawer lay a tiny green object. He bent closer. A sharp metallic click started him, and he straightened up. It was prob ably the charms on his watchl chain striking against the ornaments in the drawer. "I'll have to take them closer to the light." He moved across to the lamp and examined the contents of the drawer minutely. The red and purple bees and butter files stared back at him from their cushion of cotton. There was not one green ornament in the box. He ut tered an exclamation of disappoint ment. Going back to the cabinet he at tempted to replace the drawer. It stuck, and while he was jerking at it, Song Wen came over to him. "Never mind that. I'll replace it. Havq you found anything you admire particularly?" "No." Harriman moved to the door, carefully stepping past a pair of tall ox-blood jars, pased under the hanging and into the bare little shop, the auc tioneer following. His coolies awaited him at the door. "You will come again? On Wednes day, perhaps?" the auctioneer asked. "Yes. Good-day. "Good-day." Song Wen stood bow ing in the doorway until the chair had turned a sharp corner and the last coolie disappeared. Then he entered the shop and passed under the hang ing into the long, dark room. The tray lay as he had left it a moment before. He carried it to the light and began to arrange the articles on the cotton pad. Suddenly he jumped back, his olive face paling. "The green bottle! It is not here! I am ruined! I am ruined!" He stood there a minute, mumbling to himself. Then, calling to a coolie, he hurried into the shop and on down the street, calling excitedly as he-ran. Meanwhile, John Harriman lay back on his cushions, tired and disappoint ed. He had failed to obtain the one tiny object on which the health of all the American residents of Shanghai had rested.' For he knew well thit in case he did not rcover the beetle Lu Luang would again close the Chang Road to American merchants. Again they would be compelled to use the old Cemetery Road, In. which fever was always lurking for its prey. Suddenly a shrill cry came from be hind him somewhere; then a babel of voices:' then the sound of a crowd of peopl running. "FIe," he thought. Leaning from the car he called to the coolies, "Hurry up." They began to run. It was a dan gerous proceeding in Canton. As the heavy chair lumbered through the stareets, the Chinese ran to their doors, scowling. He leaned from the window and looked cut. The wharf lay directly ahead. He breathed a sigh of relief. Just then the. cries from behind be came clearer. "Thief-Stealer-Red-ha:red devil the green eyes! There he is. Yahai!" He looked back. A terrifying sight met his eyes. Around the corner behind him swung a Chinese mob, with faces dis torted, howling as they ran, and point ing at him. "Yahal! Give us the green beetle. Stealer!" At sight of his face the cries broke out afresh. "Stealer. Kill him!" He sank back, weak and sick. These men were accusing him of some imagi nary theft that they might mob him and steal what money they could find' in his clothes. Arguing with them were worse than useless. The desire to kill had mades beasts of them. Most of them did not even know what they were running for. If they searched him they would and that vast sum he had in his purse, and which he could never repay to Lu Luang. No. He must make the steamer. The chair was swaying back and forth, striking the shop signs on either side, and sending them spinning. He looked ahead. The steamer lay at the dock, not two blocks away. Suddenly there came a blinding crash, and he was thrown forward on his face. The chair was motionless. He leaped out. His coolies were running down the street. They as.! deserted him. Behind came the mob. A huge man holding a knife was al most upon him. "'9tealer. Kill!" Turning, he ran down the street. Behind him he heard his pursuers, as their wooden shoes clattered on the rough cobbles. He heard their in sane howling. "Kill. Yahal! Kill!" He shuddered and ran faster, his head down and his arms swinging. Crashing suddenly into some one ap proaching, he fell to the ground. He struggled to his feet and ran on down the narrow street, peast open shops, stumbling over the cobble stones. 8till the cries behind grew nearer and nearer. He looked up. There lay the steamer, beyond the next corner. It had not gone yet. He must make it! "Kill!" Somethlz struck him in the arm and glanced off. He stooped, picked up the knife, and plunged on aasin. His breath was coming in asps. His limbs felt dull and heavy. As he passed the last corner, he staggered acrosa the square to the line of chdairs and ricksha. If only them men did not stop him he would be safe. But the cries from behind had pre ceded him. A couple of rlckaha mesn sprang at him. He dodged them only to meet a third. Striking out right and left with his knife, he ran on. The steamer rall was lined with anuime fees. "Be quick, mma! : God's sake, be gul." He rweled acroes the whert and stretched out his arm They dragged him on board ad the steamer puIt out Into the , ist ia time. A rin of slaflesl .e.s. th i..s - .r to le ia trrorw to th other bis of the host. The Imfailsed mb recmhia the ree mt a seod too late, ags laf the ether, thav ssepted to sels in taias of he steamer. Falling of this, they aimed knives a the windows, and the crashing of glass, mingled with their cries and curses, were the last sounds to be heard as the little steamer pur sued its way uo the river. After John Harriman had been taken to his cabin and made comfortable, the messengers left him to rest. He tossed back and forth restlessly, too tired to sleep. "My! But that was a close shave! That confounded bug has caused more trouble than a nest of spiders. I won der what time it is?" / He reached over to where his clothes lay piled on a chair by the berth and drew out his watch with its dangling charms "I say confound the thing." He dropped the watch on the bed with a cry of dismay. "Am I losing my senses over it?" He sat up again, his eyes starting from his head. For there, stuc. tight to a toy magnet suspended from his chain, and blinking at him with its round, beady eyes, was a tiny green beetle. He stared at it a minute longer. Then, throwing himself back against the pillows, he burst into a roar of laughter: "They had a right to chase me. I am a red-haired stealer with green eyes, after all."--Good Literature. QUAINT AND CURIOUS. A Sacred Chinese turtle, having an imperial tag attached to it, was caught.in San Francisco bay. George 8. Nixon; senator from Neva da, has a ranch of 45,000 acres in Wy oming under fence and a farm of 8,008 acres in Nevada. Gustav Jovanovitch is called the Russian sheep king. His focks whit en the Siberian plans for hundreds of square miles, and it Is said that he owns no less than 35,000 dogs to watch and herd the sheep. The Ivy plant which established it self in a crevice of the tower of 8t John the Baptist church at Yarbor ough, England, undermined the foun dation and lifted stones out of place until it cost more than $3000 to make repairs. In England the telephone appren tice serves three years. In the shop, six months; with experienced nstrua ment setters, three months; in switch room, 18 months; test room, three months, and on instrument faults, six months. The Court of Appeals at Frankfort, Ky., reversed the decision of the low. er court in the case of Hertle' vs. Bid dle, holding that the Louisville ceme tery is for the burial of human beinge only and that it is improper for a pet dog to be buried in a family plot. L. A. Leavitt of Oldtown, Me., Cut down a big elm recently from which he realized $52.50. The elm tree was four feet sad four inches at the butt and 121 bateau knees were cut from its branches and were sold for $7.60. Five more cords from the tree sold for $5 a cord. Lemuel Andrews of Morocco, Ind. has a flock of praire chickens on his farm that has become practically do mesticated. Some of the older birds have been on the farm for five years, during which time they have increased in numbers from a dozen to more than 150 birds. The best-known picture in the, world, it has been said, is VanDyck's portrait of James II. of England as an infant, popularly known as the Baby Stuart. Two million copies of it are said to be in American homes, and it is equally popular in Eagland and Continental Europe. There is no national holiday in this country, not even the Fourth of July. Congreuss can make no law concern ing holidays outside the District of Columbi. The president's proclama tion itself makes Thanksgivin, for instance, a legal holiday only in the District of Columbia and the terrl tories. Although by far the greatest of all, the Cullinan 4lamond, now the prop erty of King 'IEdward of England, is only one of many famous diamonds held by crowned rulers of Europe. 'The King still has the koh-1-noor, a stone whleh was known as long ago as the time of Caesar's landilng in Britain. A Quaint Complaint. On Mark Twain's seventy-secon. birthday a Hartford clergyman said of him: "No wonder he finds happtines tin old age. All the aged would be happy if they were as sympathetice sad as kind as he. He Is constantly going out of his way to please others, and the result is that he is continually pleasing himself. "Listen, for instance, to the quaint compliment he paid me the last time he came to hear me preach. He wait ed for me at the church door at the end of the service and, shaking me by the hand, said gravely: "'I mean no ofence, but I feel obliged to tell you that the preaching this morning has been of a kind that I can spare. I go to church, sir, to pursue my own train of thought. But today I couldn't do it You interfered with me. You forced me to attend to you, and lost me a full half hour. I beg that this may not occur agatin."- New York Tribune. Authority. First Actor: "This rnadbed Isnt what it used to be." Second Actor: "No. And that chap who was walking with au the last fve miles says It won't be say bet. ter." First Actor: "Who is he?" econd Actor: "PresMeat of the Seveaty members t the 'erryi o of the largesmt lathe Creek draw or moesy tbr onl ry altie than ay other family ta Chi hoee T1oetber theyr eestve s *O a mestb. The Men Who *' I "Had Money but Lost It'" By Ortsos JSwett Marden. PROMINENT New York lawyer of wide experience says that, in his opinion, ninety-sine out of every hundred of those who make money or inherit it, lose it, sooner or later. How many thousands of good, honest men and women there are in this country who have worked very hard and all sorts ot sacrlifes of comfort and luxury in order to lay up something for the future, and yet have reached middle life or later without having anything to show for it; many of them, indeed, finding themselves without a home or any parbability of getting one, without property or a cent of money laid by for sickness, for the inevitable emergency, or for their declining years! For the sake of your home, for the protection of hard earnings, for your peace of mind. your self-rsepect, your self-confidence whatever else you do, do not neglect a good, solid ibness trtaning, and get it a early in life as Possible. It will save you frommny a fall, from a thousand embarrassments, udl, perhaps, from the humiliation of being compelled to face your wife and children and confess that you have been a failure. It may save you from the mortification of having to move from a good home to a poor one, of see ing your property slip out of your hands, and of having to acknowledge your weakness and your lack of foresight and thoughtfulness, or your being made the dupe of sharpers. Many men who onr had good stores of their own, ae working as clerks, floorwalkers, or superintendents of departments in other people's stores, just because they risked and lost everything in some 4enture. As they now have others depending on them, they do not dare to take the risks which they took ii young manhood, and so they struggle along in mediocre positions, still mocked with ambitions which they have no chance to gratify. Thousads of people who were once in easy circumstances are living in poverty and wretchednes today becauase they failed to put an understanding or an agreement in writing, or to do business in a business way. Families have been turned out of house and home, penniless, because they trusted to a relative or a friend to "do what was right" by them, without making a hard and fast, practical business arrangement with him. It does not matter how honest peoble are, they forget, and it is so easy for misunderstandings to arise that it is never safe to leave anything of im portance to a mere statement. Reduce it to writing. It costs but little, in time or money, and when all parties interested are agreed, that is the best time to formulate the agreement in exact terms. This will often save lawsuits, `bitterness, and alienations. How many friendships have been broken by not putting understandings In writing. Thousands of cases are in the courts to day because agreements were not put in writing. A large part of lawyers' in comes is derived from the same source. Business talent is as rare as a talent for mathematics. We ind boys and girls turned out of school and college full of theories, and of all sorts of knowledge or smatteriPgs of knowledge, but without ability to protect them selves from human thieves who are trying to get something for nothing. No girl or boy should be allowed to graduate, especially from any of the higher institutions, without being well grounded in practical business methods. Parents who send their children out in life, without seeing that they are well versed in ordinary buslness principles, do them an incalculable injustice -Success Magazine. Good and Bad Features S.of.. International Marriages The Rev. Dr. I. .VacArthur. * SECENT newspaper reports of married troubles between titled foreigners and Americaa women who have become their wives All the hearts of all true Aarccna with mingled pity and humiliation. That some of these marriages are most happy is quite certain; some of them, without the slightest doubt, are true love matches. There is sago political, finan cial and social gain at times in these international mar rlages. Some American women have exercised much politial Influence in Great Britain and in other countries beyond the s They have carried American democratic Ideas with them Into ancieant palaces; they have helped shape policies a political parties, and have done much toward the Americanisation of Great Britain. They have really been, in a number of cases, the power behind the olital thrones. At the great Durbar in India, an American woman,. Lady Corson, flled a p~e of power and honor second only to that filled by the Quaen of Great Britain. She honored America and was a benediction to India and to the British Empire at large. Unfortunately, there are other types of women who have contracted international matches. Mrs. Hammersley, at whose marriage I refused to offelciate, was the Arst American woman to carry great wealth with her to England when she became the wife of the Duke of Mariborough. Several other women saine have given their ihabands amuch wealth in retmrn for the little they have received. Some American women have paid an enormously high price for their title. There is a type of Americas fenader of titles than are th people of the old world. Boasttng of their democratic ides, they will do more to smre a foreign title than Europeans waould do What is the price these American women ad their ambitious fathers and mothers are willing to pay for titles? Some time ago during a famine ain Reusia we reed that many poor peasants sold their deaghters with which to y br bad. This sanoureent shocked the civiliasd world. American parets have deoa more and wore than did thdhe starving peasants. Amertan girls have sold their woman hood, their country, their language, and their eligion for husbands who are pecularliy eontemptible cads and altogether worthlm, although haing an cient titles. That it is a matter of sale and purchase cannot be dobtd. These abominable transactions bring the blush to the chek of every hoorable American man and woman. Reaent evnts In Egasiad and Frace are a re proach to noble manbood ad true womanhoo oa both sidesof the sea. Some of these titled foreigners deserve and rele the contembt of all true American men and women. How can these women so far forget a worthy and rellgious Amerlean ancestry as to forswear the religion of their fathers and the coumtry of their own birth? fA Friindly Deadlock Bs J 0. Fiogan nothing to say. It is foe the management to aigure out rea souns and remedies. Of course, as individuals, we arem in terested and sorry when accideants happen, but personally - we do not bestir ourslh s., nor do we call upon our organslas tios to bestir themselv , in the matter. We sLmply stand pet on our rights. If a prominen railroad man is ques .. .. tioned on the subject o ralroad accidents, he will shrug his shoulders and ay, "Human atnr." So tfar as he is con cerned, railroad men are to be protected, not criticlsed. If yoQ turn to the managemet your errand will Ie equally frultes The asperintendent will have Itittle to say. Genaerally speaking, he has no fiaulrt to find with the men, and the men have little fault to find with him. This seems to be a tacit under sntandlng in tlhe intaerests of harmay. It beag impassible to more without treading on somebody's toes, by a mane let us remain motionless. As for tbhe pubclle inteests, they must shift for themmlve. Conaequently, in phece of earnest enoperatioa in the inaterests of elearsy and improved service, there is something in the nature of a friendly deadlock betweran men ad Iaagsment-T Atlatic. RIersed. "We Sand," wrote the reviewting court, "that the trial Judge *rrd tin tbt he adaltted teotimoyr teadIag to NetabUoh the gult of the accused, sad aeo in negleotiag to dot an I to the apsrs of commitmenat. "The preouttag attorney erred in that ea comn lied witnesses to tel the trt, knowing the ssme wouM b damaeqm to the acused. -nversed. Doeskeans adiatted to bMl to the sum aof itew eats.-1M& dp-i Publ. Ledur. Our Strange Tongue. "Your akweedge, remarked the vitla foreigner, "It m so strange." "Why so, coatr" "When a aSa spend an khes aunoy one may sy ~ee's al lan. Another man ay hee's all out. I no mUder. stand."- ftap la m Inqurer. La Up toat arehitet predicts that -the noose ofr larg room, a eoa electrc Mkehs attashed, and as r-. elsed perch with tclUties tir out deer sleeing, has oe m stvr. t THE SENSIBLE M* r. Gems of rare radiane soe, A matron'. lovelnes, The silkworm from its nest I That she may have a dress Bold divers search the ogesai $s Fomrem to egrace her ee k Admiring uts ts y How-dy4.,e And father writes a cher ck. " The music sounds throu1h11 Where glad, bewlt(chi Bring treasures that make- - small Bright eyes and golden cula. t The world Its afluence here hat In cholcest gifts to deck The scene of beauty unsu And father writes a check, He hears the music from afa: Afar he scans the type Of some dull book o'er hi, cllssa4 Or ma be Iit a pipe. He's reauy not expected to Res'-nd to pisaure. beck. There nothlng much for MR -Washlnple ---- -V. E Sc.As wnM "Do I et a prize if I 'You do, indeed," answered thq tor. "You get our paper." Courier.Journal. He (proudly)-I have no wth which to woo you. I as n not of words, but of deeds. ls erly)-Title deds?-Baltlmore can. Dyer-What do you 0ican e chine, an automobile or a mao Hartly-I call It either wha II When it oesn't, I call it other -Somerville Journal. Nevada Man-I tell you, si, has done a great deal for ta Tourist (from the ast All you need is to get a few come and live here.-Chige ane. MIstess (engaglng a new What about your refereaes?' vant--I've torn them up. shouldn't have tone that. I think you eould if you'd -Punch. Mrs. Clancy-Phy are yes little Jimmy? Mr. shtrolking him ter holbhe Clanoy-Is it crasy yes Cla-cy-No. He don't mpy reshpietl-Judge. Do'Is-Mmma, why Ir turanag gray? Mamma are such a bad little girl Doris-What a bad chiltd , have benn, mamma. rs is almost white.-Judge. Henry Hackenseck (leding to now maid-of-all-work)- Ilktfutl here in the spring, it, Im sure. The Latest One it over)-lndade? Ill co - ttie in May an' visit yes. Nell--Chollie Saphedde half a mtaid to-- Bell-I iHove t. Nell-But you daon't I was goIlas to say. Bell-I Chollie Sapbedde hasa't ha to do anythlig.-Philadelpo . "What was the worst you ever saw, colonel?" terviewer. "The worst mea 'ever saw," replied the great "was when a nickel roiled seats of a street car ad claimed It."-Chicago Daly "See here," asked the stranger, "Ift I decids to week how much is It 'g g mar" "You an aswer thg - yourself," replied the heir at Florida hoteL "How meek gtr-Philadelphia Press ' "Ah, my lad," aid the a eneragg smile, "I e r yo were eat out for ueeWhl 'That may be, mlster," dimintive farer boy, "bet S erally happeas that sseathig cat out for me." "br year: dad's troesers. These av a have enadw."-Cicag. 6 , Au taporttnt historil Mexlco has resulted from the of Dr. Herbert E. Delton, the historsia, who is in reearek der the directioa of tp stitute of WashJgta o. The diseovery consists earthing i Melco city n twenty one documents takes person of Ieot. Zebla,' I the United States Army. r soldiers la 18Ol. lThe captured while making his o the Arklansas river to Osage and Comanche ln4ia8, lnstance of Gen. James then governor of louisiana Seerotary of 8tate Root k. Dr. Deltan his ngratlatio s. G aing "asere Dmet A Japtaese of Asaku . living by selling the dust o pie of ih goddess KwaUI 5 , I city, to which thounds of resort datly-brlnising, - imagined, enouglh mud to stock in trade constantly sells hisa stranse merchadise . pIe who believe in its sunrd and sprainkle it over the ground in trost of their der the Impression that It b legs and prosperity. It is -M large proportion of his geisha girls. The dust pnrased his queer vocation was fourteen years old; bhe siztyftve.--LesUe's Weekly. Indian Farnners Psert ' A treeoo-planting revva is i La asouthern lndiana, whrlse era are mto ilising waste trts for the grow~l g of such tres s lomis hardy catrlas and ot growing varietie. The oense this movement tS the of timber for fence paste. It that land which can be bought six to ten dolars an arem wl good arop of black loests . ten or twelve years, the whleh is estimasted to be $20 to $00 a acre. The vice of the governman t is the movemaent tia aceana miearl allev.---5 lle' - "I