Kind Act of Youngster That Delighted
'•J, id Occupant* of Phlladolphla
A pretty Incident occurred the oth
er day on a street car, says the Phil
adelphia Record. A young mother
with a curly-headed little boy, appar
ently about six years old, boarded the
car. Farther up the street an old lady,
poorly dressed, got on. All the seats
were occupied, and the little man,
without being prompted by the moth
er, at once climbed down from his
seat and doffing his cap, offered the
seat to the old woman. The latter
smiled gratefully, but hesitated In ac
cepting the kindness of the child. The
mother, pride beaming in her eyes,
insisted on the aged woman, who
could scarcely keep her feet in the
lurching car, taking the proffered
seat The boy stood in the aisle hold
ing on to the back of the chair and,
opening a paper bag, took out two or
anges and placed them in the lap of
the old woman, with the observation:
"Please take these home to your little
boy." Tears welled In the dimmed
eyes as the woman replied: "No, my
dear little man, my little boy went to
sleep when he was Just your age."
"Well, keep them anyhow," was the
Quick response of the gallant little
man "he's sure to be hungry when
he wakes up," and he tripped out of
the car holding his proud mother's
hand, and followed by the admiring
glances- of the women, while the men
immersed themselves more deeply in
SOME CREDIT TO PROVIDENCE
Pompous 8elf-Made Man Willing to Ad
mit He Might Have Received
Andrew Carnegie^ according to a
Pittsburg banker, once told a Thanks
giving story with a moral.
"Too many men," said Mr. Carnegie,
"are not thankful enough to Provi
dence for their success. This is es
pecially true of self-made men, who
are prouder, as a rule, than kings and
"A self-made man I knew was talk
ing to a minister. The topic was, of
course, his own success.
'Yes, doctor,' he said, 1 began life
a barefooted newsboy. At 20 I was
worth |8,000. I was a millionaire at
32. And yet everybody was against
md. I have achieved my success, doc
tor, single-handed and by my own
"Here the proud self-made man
seemed to remember that, in convers
ing with a minister, he ought to adopt
a humbler and more religious tone.
He said lightly, after a short pause:
'Of course, I don't deny that Provi
dence may, now and then, have been
of some slight service."
Made the Hunters Pay.
Robert Benwood, a farmer of Great
Notch, N. J., made two young hunters
pay dearly for killing a year-old heifer
on his place. The young men, who
said they lived in Paterson, started
out to look for deer, and seeing the
calf browsing at the edge of a wood
lot on Benwood's farm, lost no time
in getting in range of what they sup
posed was a young buck. Botb men
fired and killed the quarry. Benwood
witnessed the shooting and, accom
panied by a farm hand, started to head
off the hunters, who had discovered
their mistake and were making for
the road leading to Montclair. The
farmers gave chase and the hunters,
seeing they were followed, took to the
woods, but after a six-mile flight were
overtaken near the new state normal
school at Montclair heights. They
were inclined to laqght at the affair at
first and offered five dollars to Ben
wood. "Make it $50 or you both go to
jail," he said. The hunters made up
the money between them and were al
lowed to depart
Navel Oranges 350 Years Ago.
The first we know of the navel or
ange, which is very valuable not only
on account of its fine quality and
taste, but also because of Its being
seedless, is of a single tree that was
found growing on the northern shore
of the Mediterranean sea. This was
about the year 1565, or nearly 350
A monk in a monastery In that far
away country painted a picture of the
fruit and wrote a description of it,
both of which may be seen in the li
brary of .the Roman Catholic univer
sity at Washington, drafts of this
tree were taken to Spain, and from
Spain the trees were carried to south
America by the Spaniards.—St Nich
An Ink Point.
A girl bookkeeper displayed fingers
black and unsightly with ink stains.
"Now look," she said.
And, dipping her fingers In water,
she rubbed the hpad of a match over
them. The result was magical. The
sulphur removed the stains as easily
as a dust cloth removes dust.
"Isn't that a good Idea?" she said.
"A chemist taught it me. Thanks to
It, I never have to go home with inky
Not Quite That.
Frightful Indeed was the disillusion
ment of the literary worshiper when
she heard that Kenneth Orahame, au
thor of "The Golden Age," that most
imaginative of outdoor child stories,
was employed in the dingy precincts
of the Bank of England.
"Good gracious!" she walled, in the
first rush of her disappointment "I
suppose youH tell me next that Jack
London, In private life, is 'silver.
LITTLE MAN TO BE PROUD OF
PUSHED SCHOLAR TOO FAR
Everything Would Have Been Lovely
If Teacher Had Stopped with
the First Verse.
A teacher in a Philadelphia Sunday
school was so proud of her flock that
she invited several visiting ministers
and elders to attend one of her classes
and be encouraged and uplifted by
the observation of juvenile proficien
cy in Scriptural studies.
The session opened auspiciously.
Little girls with yellow plaits and lit
tie girls with black braids lisped their
response in a manner to gladden the
heart of any teacher of "young ideas."
Then came the fall which invariably
Turning to a bullet-headed, freckle
faced little boy, whose ears seemed
about to carry off his head like an
aeroplane, she asked him to repeat a
verse from the Scripture, but her only
answer was a vacant stare.
"Come, come," said the teacher, "do
you mean to tell me that you can't
repeat even one verse?"
"Naw," replied the small boy, "I
"Well, then, let me have it," said
the teacher, sharply.
"And Judas went out and hanged
himself," repeated the young unregen
erate. His teacher's lips wreathed
themselves in a cynical smile as she
said: "Very good, and can.you give
me another?" The boy nodded vigors
"Sure," he replied.
"Let me have it, then," responded
his teacher in her softest purring
To her consternation the little rep
robate said: "Go thou and do like
wise." He enjoyed a holiday the rest
of that afternoon.
OLD WEDGWOOD CREAM WARE
Three Classes of Work of Inventor
That .Collectors Should Keep
Josiah Wedgwood was eclipsed by
his own greatness. His world-renown
ed jasperware is his greatest triumph
and has overshadowed all his other
work. His Egyptian black ware, or
basalt in itself would have won re
nown for any other English potter.
His marbled wares are distinctive
enough to have placed him high on the
list of ceramic inventors.
So it has come to pass that his
earthenware, the very English cream
ware, or Queen's ware, aB he termed
it after 1765, whene Queen Charlotte
gave him her patronage and command
ed him to call himself "Potter to her
Majesty," has suffered by being re
garded as the poorer relation of his
It cannot be too strongly urged upon
collectors to pay particular attention
to three classes of cream ware. First
the undecorated or plain, represent
ing the most perfect symmetry and
rivaling the work of the silversmith.
There are delightful teapots of bold
design and exquisite dishes of pierced
work without equal in English earth
enware. Secondly, the transfer print
ed ware of the early days, when the
cream ware was sent to Liverpool to
Sadler and Green. Lastly, the paint
ed or enameled cream ware, of which
the Catherine II. service stands as the
greatest triumph.—Lady's Pictorial.
Enjoying a Painful Vengeance.
It was one of the stories told at the
banquet of the Central Dentists' asso
ciation, and the best one. Most of the
tooth pullers had been called upon.
They had told stories of experiences
with patients that caused reminiscent
smiles to hover over the faces of the
"One of the funniest patients I ever
had," declared one, "was a man who
came into mjr Broad street office some
weeks ago. He was just from the
farm. His boots were muddy and his
"'I want this blame tooth pulled,'
he said, pointing to his swollen jaw.
"He sat in the chair. I got my for
ceps and he opened his mouth. I was
trying to locate the tooth, when his
jaws closed so suddenly I thought he
would bite my finger.
'Say, doc,' he said, 'pull it a little
bit, then twist it. Worry the darn
thing, worry it. It's been worrying me
for the last week, and I want to get
even.' "—Newark Star.
Thackeray and the Artist.
The Hon. Sir E. Chandos Leigh, K.
C., K. C. B., the former counsel to the
speaker of the house of commons, in
a speech full of interesting literary
reminiscences at the opening of a free
library at Irchester, near Rushden,
the other day, told a-Thackeray story.
"I knew Thackeray pretty well," he
said. "Thackeray perfectly abomi
nated anything in the nature of flat
tery. I was with Thackeray one night
when a man came up and for five min
utes administered to the great novel
ist the most fulBome flattery. When
the man had gone I said to Thack
eray: 'Who is thatr Thackeray re
plied: 'He calls himself an artist, but
I think he paints as much In "butter"
as he does in oils.'"—Westminster
An Appropriate Weathervane.
Emblematic weathervanes are com
mon enough. They are made In many
designs, representing things animate
and inanimate, suited to the business
carried on in, or to the occupancy of
the buildings over which they appear.
Perhaps as appropriate a weather
vane as any to be seen hereabout Is
one surmounting a flagstaff that rises
above a building occupied by a tailor
in New York, this glided vane being
In the semblance of a partly opened
pair at shears.
MIRACLE NOT TO BE DENIED
Rabbi 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 skepticr 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
»wo maladies. I have a great weak
ness—I cannot tell the truth, and that
hurts my soul terribly. And I have
tost the sense of taste in my mouth
something Is wrong with my tongue."
Mr. Widrewltz 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
Sect 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? You have
told the truth—It is really tar and
tfulphur and kerosene. And you have
actually recovered the sense of taste
In your mouthl"—New York Press.
NOT ALWAYS IN A MAJORITY
Superfluoue Women "Conspicuous by
Their Absence" In Many Cities
According to the estimates of the
cehsu 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 Rhondda 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 her
home in pleasanter places—in health
resorts on the south coast, in Bath,
the city of fashion, and in the royal
borough of Kensington, where there
are 1,557 women to every 3,000 men.
In Bournemouth the disparity between
the sexes is even greater, the wo
men numbering 1,709 to each 1,000
men.—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 Plasencla 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 his7 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 groundb 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 complexion 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 a
manner perhaps lacking In delicacy,
but not in conciseness, to the monetary
obligation set up by your presence in
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. A
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.
Ficus elastlca, the rubber plant of
our houses, must produce seed In Its
hone, tropical Asia, but It does not at
tain a size sufficient under cultivation
In greenhouses to do so often.—St
Ah, There, Munchausen!
Returned Explorer—Yes, the cold
was so Intense at the pole we had to
be very careful not to pet our dogs.
Miss Youngthlng—Indeed! Why was
Returned Explores?1 'You ice, their
tails were frozen 'stiff, and
them they^would bre*kof.
AMERICAN WASTE OF MONEY
French Visitor 8ays. Our People Do
Not Consider Vaiue of 8mall
"One of the things that strike a
foreigner visiting New York," said an
observant Frenchman the other day,
"is the fact that so many Americans
have no. idea of the value of money.
They do not know how to economize
in little things or If they do they do
not care to.
"Saving five dollars may appeal to
to them, but saving five cents—no.
In France we believe that saving the
five cents makes It possible for us to
save five dollars."
"Here is a case in point: The other
dajy I saw a woman, evidently of the
poorer class, and a child climb up the
stairway of the Sixth avenue elevated
station at Twenty-eighth street. She
got off the train at TWenty-third street.
She paid ten cents for the ride* and
she probably paid the same sum go
ing back. In Paris anybody would
have walked the distance.
"I was amazed upon going out of
my hotel the other day to see a big,
husky cab driver havng his boots pol
ishedt He probably paid ten cents
for the job. In Europe a cab driver
would have had his own brushes and
"It is this saving habit that makes
France a rich country and gives our
people the wherewithal to buy Ameri
can securities. It is the absence of
the knowledge of how to save in small
things, or the putting of it into prac
tice, that keeps so many of your peo
pleple from being thrifty and makes
the distance so great between your
millionaires and your ordinary labors
ORIGIN IN OLD NORSE LAW
How Common Expression "Stepping
Into Another's Shoes," Came Inte
The expression, "stepping Into an
other's shoes," like many another
common phrase, had its origin in an
The old Norse law required that a
person to be adopted must step Into
a previously prepared shoe. This shoe
was made from the skin taken from
the right hind leg of a "three winter1
The skin was flayed from above the
hock, and out of this the shoe was
made The person to be adopted
stepped into this shoe, taking Into his
arms, one at a time it is presumed, the
younger sons of the man making the
adoption. If there were also sons who
were of age, they stepped into the
shoe afterward, by this sign showing
their consent to the adoption.
A man in this way could adopt an il
legitimate son, making him his lawful
heir but in that case the father was
was obliged to step into the shoe first.
If there were any full-grown sons,
they steped into the shoe afterward
if there were no full-grown sons, then
the next of kin did the stepping, and
without his consent, by the way, this
special adoption could not be made.
Witnesses to the Ceremony in the
use of the shoe were required to es
tablish its legality.
It will be seen that this was consid
ered an important ceremony, and
since so much "shoe stepping" was
done, it is not strange that the ex
pression as now used passed into com
mon speech.—The Sunday Magazine.
The Essence of Life.
Life is not only for work. It Is for
one's self and for one's friends. The
degree of joy that a man finds in his
work is due to two things: The In
tensity and fulness of his vitality, and
the congenial character of the work
itself. When one is thoroughly well
and vigorous, the mere Joy of living,
of merely being alive, is very great
At such a time the nature of the work
does not matter to a large extent. The
sense of having power at your com
mand, and the delight of exerting'it
even in coal shoveling or selling goods
is enough. When one is full of life,
the mere feeling of fresh water or air
on the skin, the taste of the plainest
food, the exertion of muscular effort,
the keenness of one's vision, the sight
of color in the sky, or the sound of
the wind or the waves—it takes noth
ing beyond these to make one Jubi
Dines with a Statue.
There is an old man living near
Glasgow, Scotland, who has for sev
eral years dined dally with a statue.
He Is a bachelor, and the statue is a
counterfeit presentiment of his sister,
with whom he lived, and who died sud
denly of heart failure. At her death
an exact model of her In a sitting post
ure was chiseled by a sculptor, and
this was attired In her clothes and
placed by her bereaved brother in a
chair in his dining-room. From that
day to this the statue has occupied a
seat at his dinner table, with a maid
servant standing beside it, whose duty
it is to place food and drink for it at
Quest for 8tuffed Butterfly.
A woman went into a New York
sporting goods store, of all places, and
asked if any one there could tell her
where a "stuffed butterfly" could be
had. "i awn," said she "a dead but
terfly, mounted. I promised a little
boy over In England that I'd bring
home a specimen American butterfly.
I've asked in a lot of department
stores, but they haven't any."
Some one suggested that she call
at the American Museum of Natural
History, and she left after saying that
1A London any big store would be like
ly to teffi "stuffed WtterliM" to
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