"Hello, Parker, Bald Tlmmons.
"Morning, John,' 'responded Parker.
"Old man down
"Not yet I hear
you've gone to
"Bet you. Noth
ing like It When a
man has a wife
and a home of his
own there is noth
ing more to de
eral weeks now
and those are our
"Flat. That's the
only thing. Steam
heat and all the
rest. You can't
"Oh, I don't
know. We took a
we'd like a gar
den, though it
hasn't1 been any
thing but work
so far. My wife
started right in
and planted bulbs
for next spring.
I'm going to raise
all our vegetables.
I'll bring you
some. What kind
do you like?"
'House or Flat." thing substantial,
anyway. I don't care much for light
stuff, though, of course, salads are de
licious if made right. My wife is great
at it. She can make all the delicate
things—like things women usually
"I think all women like rarefied food
—something dreamy and ethereal.
Mrs. Timmons makes the most de
licious nasturtium sandwiches yon
"They can't touch the violet sand
wiches Susie made for our Sunday
evening tea. And talk about your
salad! We had one last night that
beat anything for—for delicacy."
"I must tell Mrs. Timmons to call
on your wife and get the recipes—Jus*
the kind she likes. We had a pudding
last night that was simply a dream.
I.think she called It angel fluff—good
name, too. It sort of melted in your
mouth so you hardly knew you were
eating anything—whipped cream and
candied rose leaf on top."1
"Sounds pretty. I'll tell Sne. Sle
likes to try those things, though I
can't say I care for such, ethereal
"Nor I. Give me a good! old-fash
ioned pumpkin pie or plum pudding.
We used to have 'em at home—fine."
"Thought you liked your mother's
cooking better, eh? Cry, did she?"
"How did you know? A little."
"I sort of guessed it. Say, it must
be nearly noon."
"I feel as if—great guns! It's only
"I would have bet it was noon. Say
John, if you don't mind, I wish yonrr
wife would'nt give those recipes, to
Susie—just now. I am sort of tSrtid
of dream food. Not but that Sirs.
Parker is a fine cook—best ever, biut
"Don't mention it, old man. I am in
clined myself to teel that solid food is
better to work oa
—sticks to your
ribs. I couldn't
eat all the flum
mery we had on
the table last
night, though up
to then I'd man
aged to get away'
with everything in
sight, just^to please
her. Last night I
didn't have much,
appetite—had a lit
tie lunch just bei
fore I we nit
"Don't say a
word. I did the
same thing ray
self. I had no Idea
Sue would tftke it
"Wept, dltf she?
Thought you likedl
cooking better, or
that you didnt
affairs reached the
boiling point. Did
your wife shed
"Did she! Then
she rushed from
"M in e, to o—
bound to go home
to her mother. So
I ate everything:
Cry, Did She7"
"I got rid of some of the fluffery—
with the help of the grate fire—then
I followed her .and we made up."
"Say, old man, come out and have
some lunch." I
"I'll do it lPyou'll make it boiled
beef and cabbage:'t
"That sounds gooc to me. Come on.'
r-Chlcago Dally Ne' i.
MIRACLE NOT TO BE DENIED
Enjoyed Laugh on Skeptic Who
Had Thought to Put Him
"In a Hole."
A story Is told of Rabbi Widrewits,
who is well known on the East side.
A recently arrived skeptic and cynic
came to see him once with a "case"
Intended to put the reverend gentle
man "up a tree." He called on the
rabbi at his residence on Henry
street and begged to be healed and
"I suffer," said the skeptic, "from
two maladies. I have a great weak
ness—I cannot tell the truth, and that
hurts my soul terribly. And I have
lost the sense of taste in my mouth
something is wrong with my tongue."
Mr. Widrewitz studied the man a
moment, seemed to be perplexed, and
said: "Come again to-morrow. It is
a difficult case. I shall have to re
flect upon It If God wills, I shall be
able to help you."
When the patient returned next day
the rabbi brought forth a pill he had
prepared, told the doubly afflicted
man to open his mouth and shoved It
In. The pill was of considerable size:
Scarcely had the patient allowed It to
dissolve somewhat In his mouth than
he began to spit with an expression
of the greatest disgust and exclaimed:
"What do you mean? That's tar and
sulphur and kerosene you gave me.
Do you want to poison me? Phul!"
"Well, what are you making so
much noise about?" laughed the rab
bi, with great heartiness. "Hasn't
God performed a miracle? Tou have
told the truth—it is really tar and
tfulphur and kerosene. And you have
actually recovered the sense of taste
in your mouth!"—New York Press.
NOT ALWAYS IN A MAJORITY
Superfluous Women "Conspicuous by
Their Absence" In Many Cities
According to the estimates of the
censu statisticians the surperfluous
women for whom the delegates to the
national conference of women work
ers at Southsea tried to plan a happy
future numbered 1,244,558 at the mid
dle of the present year.
The problem of the superfluous wo
man by no means troubles every
town. In Devonport, for instance,
there are 881 women for evdry 1,000
men, in Barrow-in-Furness 828, and
In Rhondida only 825, while the fem
inine element is In a minority in oth
er Important centers of industry—the
city of London, Southwark, Woolwich,
Poplar, Stepney, West Bromwich, St.
The superfluous woman makes hef
borne In pleasanter places—in health
resorts on the south coast, in Bath,
the city of fashion, and in the royal
toorough of Kensington, where there
are 1,557 women to every 1.000 men.
In Bournemouth the disparity between
the sexes is even greater, the wo
men numbering 1,709 to each 1,000
jnen.—London Daily Mail.
Free from Sin.
Among the many excuses for drink
ing one of the most convincing is that
noted by Lord John Russell in the jour
nal kept of his youthful travels in
Spain. When visiting Plasencia he
met a convivial ecclesiastic who ex
pressed his astonishment that a scion
of the aristocracy noted throughout
Europe for their drinking prowess
should prove so moderate in his po
tations. Lord John retorted that he
had no desire to reach the six bottle
standard set by some of his peers. His
boon companion proceeded to rebuke
him for his departure from sane tra
dition and concluded by remarking
that "even on religious grounds you
are wrong. For he who drinks well
sleeps well.. He who sleeps well sins
not. And he who sins not shall- be
Within the Car.
The passenger gave no heed.
Still was the passenger oblivious.
"By the ejaculatory term 'fare,'
said the conductor. "I imply no ref
erence to the state of the weather,
the compliexion of the admirable
blonde you observe in the contiguous
seat, nor even to the quality of serv
ice vouchsafed by this philanthropic
corporation. I merely allude, in
manner perhaps lacking in delicacy,
ljut not In conciseness, to the monetary
obligation set up by your presence
this car, and suggest that without con
tempering your celerity with enunci
ation you liquidate."
At this point the passenger emerged
from his trance.—Tit-Bits.
Starting a Rubber Plant.
Rubber plants are usually started
by a method known as mossing,
cut Is made in a young branch and a
wedge put In it to keep the surfaces
apart. A bunch of sphagnum moss Is
then fastened around the stem over
the cut, the moss being kept wet. As
soon as the young roots appear on the
outside of the moss the young branch
Is cut off and potted up.
Flcus elastfca, the rubber plant of
our houses, must produce seed in Its
home, tropical Asia, but it does-not at
tain a sine sufficient under cultivation
In greenhouses to do so often.—St
Ah, There, Munchausen!
Returned Explorer—Yes, the cold
was BO intense at the pole we had
be very careful not to pet our dogs.
Miss Yaunxthlng—-Indeed! Why was
Returned. Explorer—You see, their
tails were, frozen, stiff, and if they
vagfe* them they
PROPER CARE OF OLD GLASS
Uttle Ammonia in Water Is Good
Potato 8kins Excellent to Clean
Antique glass which does not re
quire mending but is dim and luster
less may be made to shine and sparkle
once more if It is washed in water
to which a little ammonia has been
Soapsuds spell ruination to. crystal
ware, while drying it with a duster
only serves to dim it more. After hav
ing rinsed and left it to soak in am
monia water, using a soft brush if the
glass is cut into facets and the dirt
has caught in the squares, the article
should be placed In a box and covered
with sawdust. After an hour ,it will
be found that the wood dust has dried
the glass and given it a bright luster.
The old-fashioned cut crystal decan
ters which are so much used nowa
days become almost hopelessly dis
color when they have held old port or
any wine which leaves a deposit. To
clean them an old-fashioned remedy is
that of finely chopped potato skins
with which the decanter should be
filled, and a cork inserted in" the
mouth in place of the stopper. This
should be left for three days for the
Bkins to ferment, when it should be
well shaken, emptied and rinsed with
clear water. The decanter should
either be reversed and left to drain
for a day or two or may be dried more
expeditiously at the side of the stove.
B0THWELL AND QUEEN MARY
Document, Had It Been Made Public,
Would Have Changed Course
of Three Lives.
Dunrobin castle, in Scotland, was
the scene of a discovery a few years
ago of a document relating to Mary
Queen of Scots, which, had it seen
the light when poor Mary Stuart was
about to commit the crowning act of
folly in marrying Bothwell, would
have changed the whole aftercourse
of her life. The document was the
original dispensation granted by the
Vatican to Lady Jane Gordon to en
able her to marry her cousin, the earl
of Bothwell. When the latter wanted
to espouse his sovereign he declared
his union with Lady Jane Gordon null
and void on the ground of their rela
tionship and obtained a divorce. The
assumption is that Lady Bothwell was
only too glad to get rid of the aris
tocratic blackguard she called hus
band, for she must have had the dis
pensation, the production of which
would have made her marriage valid
and prevented Mary's taking place.
That she had it is proved by its being
found in the charter room at Dun
robin, where it had lain' for three cen
turies and whither she doubtless
brought it on her second marriage in
1573 to Alexander, earl of Suther
land, ancestor of the dukes of Suther
Name of Clothes.
"Funny, isn't it," said the observant
woman, '"how our clothes are named.
In some of them there is a sort of pre
tense that may please others, but it
seems absurd to me. For instance, I
have had a woman show me a coat
and tell me how fine it would be for
driving when neither I nor one in a
hundred of her customers would ever
get into a carriage. Then the motor
veils! Just see how every woman
rushes to get them. I suppose they
will be selling thousands of aviation
hats next. But if you don't realize
hew our clothes are named and the
foolishness of it, just consider that at
the same time a woman may wear a
so-called tennis blouse, a sailor collar,
walking shoes, a riding hat, a motor
veil, a trotting skirt, a golf vest and a
driving coat. And in spite of the com
plexity of sports she wouldn't look
particularly incongrouous, either."
Achieved Her Ambition.
Mary Ann had been Mrs. Gunther'g
cook and had left her service to
marry Pat Mahone. A year later Mrs.
Gunther heard that Mary Ann had not
only become a widow, but was for
the second time a joyful bride. It
was therefore with a sense of shocked
surprise that she met her former land
maid in the street one day clad in
the deepest and darkest of widows'
"Why, Mary Ann!" exclaimed the
lady, "I am sorry to see this—I
thought that you were happily mar
'Tis true, I am," responded Mary
Ann with great cheerfulness, "and the
present husband is a fine man. But
you see 'twas this, way: When Pat
died, I couldn't, but I says to myself,
if ever I can I will—and now I am!"
Before the Drug Act.
"Before we had governmental in
spection of drugs," said a chemist of
Washington, "queer things used to
happen. Here is one:
"A Washington man was takqn .vio
lently ill, and his wife got him a box
of nux pills. He took three and re
covered. The remainder of the box
was put away in a damp closet.
"Some time later, going to the
closet, the man found that two of the
six pills left in the box had sprouted.
A healthy green shoot had sprung
from each. Instead, you see, of being
nux pills they were nothing but peas
covered with a coat of flour."
Drawbacks In Politics.
"Do you advise me to take up di
plomacy as a career?" asked the
young man who is politically ambi
"I don't believe I should," answered
Senator Sorghum "the silence im
yosed is likely to spoil the statesman's
form as a popular lecturer."
THE SELF-DEPRECIATORY MAN
Few Chances Come to One Who Dle»
trusts Himself, Uncle Hiram
Tells His Nephew.
"Henry," said Uncle Hiram to his
hopeful young nephew, "I would not
advise anybody to go around contin
ually blowing his own horn. We tire
of men who do that, and we are apt
to think of them that that's all they
can do, blow!
"On the other hand, Henry, never
belittle yourself never be self-depre
ciatory. Don't have a poor opinion
of yourself, but if you do have such
an opinion don't express it. The man
who blows his own horn may seldom
be taken at his own valuation, but the
self-depreciatory man almost invari
"So never run yourself down or
speak doubtfully of your own ability.
If the boss is thinking of advancing
you and he should say to you some
day: 'Henry, we are thinking of try
ing you on this thing. Do you think
you could handle this job?' you don't
want to say: 'Well, I haven't had
much experience yet in that way, and
I really don't know whether I could do
that or not.'
"You don't want to say anything
like that, for if you do they'll be like
ly to think It over some more and
end up by trying somebody else, tak
ing a blower, maybe, who can't really
do the work half as well as you could,
but who's got self-confidence enough
to say he can.
"You don't know what you can do
til you try. Some men try and fail,
but an astonishing number rise to oc
casions, develop strength or ability
that others might never have thought
them to possess."
THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
How the Zuni Indians Have Marked
the Supposed Spot by
In the Zuni cosmogony, the earth
is conceived of as fiat, and shaped
like a pancake. Being a chosen peo
ple of the gods they were commanded
early in their tribual career to go to
the exad| center of the world, and
there build their homes and one of
the most interesting legends of the
people relates the story of their wan
derings in search of the middle place,
and tells how they knew it when they
reached it. It is about 200 yards south
of their village in western New Mex
ico, 35 miles south of Gallup, on the
Santa Fe route. It is marked by a
crude shrine^ built like a bake oven,
out of flat stones. Two large remov
able flagstones close the entrance,
which faces the rising sun.
On the top are a number of concre
tionary formations, known to the In
dians as thunder stones. In the in
terior are large numbers of feather
tufted prayer sticks, and several earth
enware vessels filled with sacred
meal. Numerous ceremonial dances,
in the nature of rainmaking rites, are
performed around this holy place.
Importance of the Cache.
Men whose business takes them into
the wilds have to be very careful
about their supplies. It is of vital ne
cessity that they should be able to ob
tain provisions when required, and
that these should not be too far away.
The Canadian dominion government
surveyors, who were running the
fourteenth base line, located a "cache"
on the McLean river, a tributary of
the Athabasca. The supplies were
taken in during the winter, when the
swamps were frozen, and placed on a
platform solidly built of logs, about
ten feet above the ground, so as to be
out of the reach of bears and other
animals. The depredations of hungry
animals who have destroyed "caches"
which their unfortunate makers
thought secure have resulted in more
than one terrible tragedy by starva
tion in these trackless wilds.—The
Why He Knew.
The mild-mannered man was so well
Informed about past, present and fu
ture dates of suffragists' meetings
that some one ventured the opinion
that his wife must be one of the chief
supporters of the cause.
"You're away off there," said an
other. "That chap isn't even married.
He's a hotel clerk, and has had to add
suffragist meetings to his church,
theater and political calendar for the
benefit of women travelers. Out-of
town women who want to be up with
the procession place those meetings
at the head of New York's attrac
tions. They haven't time to look up
dates for themselves, so the accom
modating clerks keep tabs for them.1
Oh, That There Were Others.
They knew that she lived abroai
for a couple of years, they said. Why
did she never speak of it?
"I used to once in awhile," she an
swered, "but not any more after I
met the two Brooklyn girls who had
traveled all over the world. They
cured me. It was 'When I was In
China,' or 'When I was In Japan,' Qr
'When I went through the Black for
est,' or 'When I took a sail down the
Red sea,' until they just about bored
me to death. I said to myself then
that I would ever after spare my
friends, and I have-kept my .word."
An Indiscreet Memory.
The Hostess—Don't you think.
Col. Broadside Is quite a wonderful
old man? Look at him. He is as
straight and slender as an arrow,
and he has the most wonderful mem
The Lady of Dubious Age—I think
he's an atroclouB old bore. He re
members when everybody was bom.
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that no place offers better business
possibilities or opportunities than
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and so get in on the ground floor.
Yon want a building lot, I want to give you prices on lots in Blabon
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