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Garlon anting oagto and make the 1 tented. la lalalate blirds, such as the vulture, arc able k»l timo to lire a without food, while aome apodae of aoa blrda have been known to go without food aa Certain their long aa 24 days. species of blrda, living on own fat, have been known to ex lat for two montha without a morsel af food. From theae busts naturalists have drawn the conclusion that all the famme-proof blrda hits a distinct ad vantage over the weaker varietlea in therace for life In the wild. .ggi:'V For Qlrla Who Laek Decision. Iwj girl ought to bear In mind that decision is one of the most impor tant attributes of life, and that too often tho truth Is proved of "he who hesitates is lost." Things should never to done by halves if to a do it must oooe, and ly alone. aadlta day It 8urely la. Pan buckwheat flour, "set" the Bight before with yeaat mixed with a pinch of salt and enough water to batter, and finally supplied with tablespoon of molasses to insure the inviting shade of brown that affords visual delight Inseparable from all partaet buckwheat cakes—this is a abtnatlon and a cake Indeed. The Overamuaed Children. Dont children mors make your children blase by giving them too many treats. Toung do not need amusemients the simply and quietly they live the more chance is there that they will grow up strong and healthy. Over amused children are never happy they aro always craving for more excite ment, and, consequently, are diacon- Get Out of Bed. •fill early in the morning, not only to avoid self-reproach but to make the moat of that not little life that remains only to save the hours lost in eleep, but to avoid that languor which spread over mind and body for the whole of that day in which you have In bed.—Sidney Smith. Justice Betrayed. "My poor friend Jones, died the other day," says the Philosopher of Holly, "and In spite of evidence that showed he had recently married a graduate of a cooking school, the cor oner's jury brought in a verdict of natural death." Longevity In Birds. WUd geiese have been known to live to the atoo once of SI age of 100, and the raven commonly lives aald to be 50 years. A record fit extant ahowlng that yeara. a The Secret swim.—Le cock attained the ripe old age of A confirmed Health. phyalcian Informs us that the best euro for sickness is to keep well. Somo way or other this had long been suspected, and it is a Joy to have it by expert authority. Wlee Direction of Life. Aa hour every day withdrawn from frivolous a tanr," ther Into pursuits would. If properly employed, capacity, enable a person of ordinary to go far toward mastering adanoo.—Samuel Smilea. Where Happlnees Breaks. "Everybody in the world should be a^ys the Toledo Blade. In a like this, where there are not 0»tots enough for all of the people laiglrlng to themf A •allor'a Yarn. Bailor—Just tho at that moment my far received a bullet that cut oil both his anna and legs snd threw him sea. Fortunately to he knew Rlre. In the -Tea, 8sme Bost. writer, think •at (to best-selling novelist)— I am Just like you, old fellow—1 write either except for mow l- Little In Him. 1 had lunch with Skribble, th« today." "Is that so? Do yov there's much in hlmf" "No— Auch! Apple pie and coffee!" A Momentous Question. Here Mr. Dowllng rose and, with lmpresalve manner, aaked the where he lived.—From Ser geant Ballantlno's Experiences. No Female Angelology. Mrs. Todd of New Tork, who bulldi aeroplanes, says women were not made to fly. Aren't all women an Pfe) I Hla Wasted Efforts, no trouble with an argument li thai tho loaer always goes away wltl the Idea Oaten to that the other man won't reason. A Horse on Hubby. QnrkMuly enough, when a wlfi a pony coat lt'a a horse on hei Life la Muele. titfs If a rich strain of music, sua a realm too fair to be.—Out l/yi) jw There Dead thing is right be done boldly and at if it be wrong, let It severe Remember that each day actiona constitute a little lite, and tint our whole life la but a "mmm To Cure Poverty. aa aa a door nalL" i. la a rational way and a fool, way of curing poverty. The rational way la to recognise that the world la full of magnificent auppllee and to try to develop in the poor man a better kind of wants—i. e.: to change hla low thinking Into high, to replace hla love of mud and lta by-products by a love of the aplrit and spiritual qualitlea. Tho fool way is to heap upon the soul, already overaupplled, a mass of money, homes, drapery, fancy halls, golf balls, and highballs. Such a wretch has not rlchee riches have him, and usu ally ohoks the life out of M" a Door Nail. The phrase "Dead aa Dread of Outdoor Air. Why la there auch a dread of outdoor air In the aleeplng room? Science has made great advancea in hygiene. In many hospltala children suffering from dlaeaaea of the respiratory system are taken up to cota on roofs and there at tended by nurses In ulsters. Open air and tent life are part of the recog nised treatment of tuberculosis nowar daya. A Parting Injunction. Some years ago, when going west waa more of an undertaking than at present, a young man waa leaving his home In Vermont for Illinois. The family waa gathered to say farewell, and not without tears. The grand father took the young man by the hand and aald: "Now, John, remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy and look out for rattleenakea, and be care ful that nobody ateala your watch." To Churoh on a Traction Engine. Jim Nixon went to church last Sun day on hla steam threshing traction engine. Jim aald he had got good and darned tired of taking to the ditch with his horse and wagon ev ery time-he met one of those dod blasted automobiles, and thought he would ride down the road in a rig they couldn't Jar.—Hedge Corners (Mass.) Herald. Prise Winning Apples. A Butler county (Mo.) farmer stop pod at a atore In one of the small towns on his way to the county fair and picked a dime's worth of apples from a baaket He entered them at tho fair and won a two-dollar prem ium. Rider and Ridden. I never could believe that Provi dence had sent a few men Into the world ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready aaddled and bridled to be ridden.—Richard Rum bold. A Nail Hint Nails used in bathrooms and kltch ana on which damp cloths and towels may be hung should be painted with enamel, so that they do not leave rusty marks. When Trees Beoome Scsrce. Mr. Woodpecker (tired of flat hunt ing)—This is the last disappointment Til stand for. Rosy! I'll drill a hole for myself If I have to tackle an iron trolley pole!—Puck. Dad on the Job. Ton say the elopement was sort of forced upon you?" "Yes after she came down the rope ladder her dad pulled It up." Mortality In Wild Birds. Few birds live to a natural extinc tion of life in the wild state. It may therefore be assumed that with good care they will live longer In captivity. Truly Ethereal. Aa a Now Tork man came from un der an anesthetic, he exclaimed, "This is heaven." Curious, the effect ether has on a chap. What They're Not Doing. When two women get their heads together In a parlor lt'a a safe bet that they're not discussing the weather. Dlsputs Over a Soale. The money question haa disrupted Brooklyn ehurch choir. The mem bers can't agree on the scale which begins and ends with dough. Inoroaae In Rail Workers. Tho number of railroad employees In this country has Increased 67 per cent In ton years. Pollts Youngster. "What do yon say to tho kind gen tleman for giving you that oandyf" "More, please." To Keep Your Friend. Keep your month and keep your Mend.—Danish Proverb. deed Advlee. Doat watch tho dock when you are ", unless yon are a timekeeper fai —"'M-ft-' a door nail," originated in thla way: In early days, when doorknockers were common, the plate upon which the knocker struck waa sometimes called a nail. In the course of yeara it waa atruck ao often that all life waa supposed to bo knock ed out of It, therefore, when It became naoeaaary to refer to anything hope lessly lifeless It waa merely an em phatic expression to say that it waa aa "dead HARRY'S PROMISE Come, lads, I'll tell you what, we'll dt we'll drop into the 'Reindeer,' and order hot punch and cigars. What do you nay? All lnfavor sing out aye!' "Aye! aye!" shouted half a dozen youthful voices but Harry Hilton stood silent. His comradea turned upon him si multaneously. "What's up, old feUow? Why don't you speak out? You've made two dol lars clear of your wages you're not too miserly to have a glass of punch, and a social Bmoke, are you?" "Not I I'm no tnore miserly than the rest of you, I take It," answered the young man, stoutly. "Then, why do you hold back? 1 say, comrades, come on the evening's chill, and we've had a hard day's work, and a glass of hot punch won't go bad. Here we go, all of us, to a man!" "No, we don't," responded Harry. He was a tall, handsome young fel low, a head and shoulders above the tallest of his fellow workmen, and foreman In the iron manufactory of Messrs. Kirby & Keith, where the whole party found employment They gathered about him in the chill twilight. "What's got Into the chap?" they cried. "I say, Harry, what's come over you? Why don't you come on? We're in for a carouse, and maybe a dance to wind up with. Arn't you go ing along?" "No!" "Then give us your reason. Are you going to turn parson all of a sud den, or do you hate to spend your ex tra earnings? Come on, lads, we'll club together and let him drink free." "So we will," answered half a dozen voices. Harry's swarthy cheek began to flush. "You know me too well to talk like that, lads," he said. "I'm not close fisted with my money, as you shall see, If you'll mention anything else but the public house and drink 1 can't agree to that." "And your reasons let's have em. Are you turning parson?" "No, but I've made a promise to my mother, and she's a widow, and I her only son—I've given her my word never to drink in a public house, and I shan't break It. That's my reason, lads, and goodnight to you!" And the worst of them was not bad enough to advise the breaking of surli a promise as that. A year went by and a dozen of the picked hands were up for promotion. Messrs. Kirby & Keith had a posi tion of great responsibility to award, and one that brought excellent pay. When the minor promotions were all made just five young men were lelt, and to one of these the lucrative po sition was to go. Stalwart, honest, upright young fellows, the whole five of them. The senior partner of the firm pushed up his spectacles, and looked about him in some indecision. "Really, my good fellows," he said, "I'm sorely puzzled how to proceed. I've only the one position to bestow, and here your are, five In number, and equal In deserving merit How am I to decide?" "Cast lots, boss," suggested one. The boss smiled, and seemed for a ir!aute or two to favor the Idea, then all of a sudden his eye sparkled. "A better thought than that has struck me," he said. "See here, my lads, which one of you now can say ho never took a dram in a public house? Ah! here's a test for you! Speak out, now, like men." "I can say It, sir," spoke out Harry Hilton, in his ringing voice "I never took a drink in a public house In my life." "Come, Mr. Hilton, honor bright you're sure of what you say?" asked Kirby. "I'm sure, sir, or I should not have said so," replied the young man, proudly. "Aye, boss, and we can back him in what he says," chimed In his com rades. "We've no more to say the place is his." And so it was. Harry Hilton was appointed to this trustworthy situation and it trans pired that in a few years more he waa taken Into the firm as a partner and he won and wedded for his'wife pret ty Lizzie, the only child and heiress of Mr. Kirby. And all this great, good fortune came of his keeping his prom ise. 8andown and Poker. There are two games which at the present moment are absorbing atten tion in those places where two or three—or more—beings gathered to gether feel that time can only be killed by playing something at which you can either lose your money or your temper. This being so, they have found two ideal games at which it is possible to squander both these as sets. The one Is sandown, the other Ir looker. Neither Is new, of course, but both threaten to have the vogue of bridge. One can gamble at them to extent, and what more can any one want, for this means excitement, which is the veritable breath of mod ern nostrils.—Lady's Pictorial. Considerate. "Wd that pretty Miss Peachem say sb* would darn your socks for you?" "No: but she was kind enough to recommend a brand that wouldn't need darning." SHE TOOK A SSllRIDE t—... When the Yorick lamily's telephone rirgs It is answered by whotve' chanc~s to be nearest. The housemaid pronounces the frir i'.y name "Jorick," so no one eve: confuses her with the rest of the household. Also, Yorick has a deer bass which is easily recognizable But Mrs. Yorick and Miss Yorick have voices that are much alike, the result being that there are many amusing mistakes over the wire. One day last week, directly aftc luncheon, both Mrs Yorick and Ccr stantina strr-ed v,i"..:'?.irs to dress tor the street. It was t! maid's aft?'' noon out, so when tl.e phone rang Ccnstp.ntine hurried down to the li brary, although her hair was vncoi'ed rnd her mouth was full of pins. She displaced the pins with care and took up the receiver. "Yes," she said, sweetly, "this is Mrs. Yorick's residence. Yes. Oh. yes, roal. Tcmoriow? Very well, I'll tell lier and let yon know. Good by." 3he ran upstplrs again and began to brush her hair violently, being late. Constantina wsis goir.g t.o the matinee and Mrs. Yorick r.s going out to see her daughter, Eve'yn, who Is married and lives on the north side. The mar ried daughter, Mrs DeH'ort, was con fined to the house with a cold and was languishing for companionship. "It was the ice company," Constan tina explained to her mother, who was shoe huntii in the floor of the ad joining clothes closet, "and they want Co sell us our winter coal." "Coal?" inquired Mrs. Yorick, emerging from the closet, flushed and disheveled. Constantina nodded. Mrs. Yorick straightened herself with a shake and jabbed four hairpins into place. "Did I understand you to pay that the ice company wished to supply us with coal?" Constantina nodded again. "Did you ever!" commented Mrs. Yorick with disgust. "As if their ice didn't melt fast enorgh as it is! There goes that telephone again." This time it was the wrong number. When it rang the third time Mrs. Yorick herself rrse. "I'll go, dear," she said. "Your puffs fell behind the bureau." Then she went downstairs. "Yes," she said when she reached the phone. "This is Mrs. Yorick. Oh, Dr. Dele van. To Evelyn's? I was getting ready to go this minute. Yes, Indeed thank you. In half an hour!" At this moment Constantina de scended, rqady to go. "It was young Dr. Delevan," her mother Informed her. "He said he was driving north this afternoon, and he thought I might like to go to Evelyn's. It'hap pens most conveniently and IB very kind oi him, Is it not?" ConBtantlna smiled with pleasure at the doctor's courtesy and departed in pursuit of her appointment. Thirty minutes later Mrs. Yorick greeted Dr. Delevan in the drawing room. "It was so nice of you," she assured him as she drew on her gloves.. "The weather is still delightful for driv ing, with plgnty of wraps. And 1 am ready on ttztie, you see." The doctor appeared slightly embar rassed. "Is Miss Constantina—er— would she care to go, too, do you sup pose?" he Inquired. "She has gone to the matinee,'" Mrs. Yorick told him smilingly, "or she would be charmed." Upon reaching Evelyn's she sought her daughter's room. "Is that you. Con?" called Evelyn's voice to the approaching footsteps. "I'm in the south room. Why, mother I'm so glad yon rame, too." "Too," repeated Mrs. Yorick, won deringly. "You weren't expecting Constantina, were you? She's at the matinee." "But," began Evelyn, in perplexity, "Dr. Delevan told me he was going to ask Con to motor out with him this afternoon. I thought She paused. Her mother swallowed twice and regarded her fixedly for a moment. "I see it all!" she said, finally, with a gasp of amusement. "It was Constantina he asked for— Miss Yorick, nfit Mrs. Yorick. That telephone Is defective. It's an out rage! I shall have a man come to morrow to fix it." She sat down suddenly and began to laugh. "After all," she said when her voice returned, "there Is no harm done, though the joke is on ir.e. Con has always protested that Dr. Delevan's atientions were much too -impersonal to be flattering, and if he wishes to communicate with the Yorick family by phone he must do so at his own risk." Arparent Disagreement Oldcomiuutte—I've been living in Surbanville now for about three years Newcommutte—Three years? Why, the other day you told me you had moved there five years ago Oidceir.mutte—That's all right but you must remember that I have lived about two years on the trains, going and coming. Holrs Surrounded by Dyspepsia. Meat Eater—I've tried nuts as food, but they don't seery to agree with me. Vtgotarian—What kind of nuts did you u&a? M. K.- -Doughiiuts. -U A SKEPTIC. "I lev* you more than life," he said: "Without you I should wish to die, The lun would cease to shine o'erhead. The stars cease blading in the sky." "And what about the winds?" asked she "Ould they knock off and cease to blow? The streams that murmur to the sea would they back up and cease to flowl He left her In the dewy eve. And thought, what time he scratched his head "I_cannot more than half believe thought I meant the things I HE'D TACKLED 'EM BEFORE. Bussaw Bill—Say, pardner, thor's dude from ther east In Lasso Lou'i saloon. Let's go over anr lick him. Alkali Ike—Not on your life. might be one of them football players The Difference. The ancients from the moderns Have one difference, we have read The moderns earn their living, While the ancients urned their dead. Sour Grapes. Miss Woodbe (who lost)—Your hus band is evidently a bigamist. You should apply for a divorce at once. Mrs. Gothim (who won)—Why, whal do you mean? Miss Woodbe—Well, he has been tell lng it around that he had married both beauty and brains. Wanted to Be Happy. "I suppose-you want me to look ai pleasant as possible?" said the sister. "Certainly, sir," replied the photog rapher. "And I'll have to ask you foi a small deposit in advance." "What's that for?" "That's so that I can look pleasant too." 8weets to the 8weet. "Willie, what are you eating?" "Candy." "Where did you get it?" "Bought it." "Where did you get the money?" "Your beau gave it to me when 1 saw him kiss your maid." The Reoourse. "My father will not allow me tc marry you," said the tearful maiden to her fond lover. "He says you arc too much In the air about your busi ness." "Then, darling," said the young av iator, "come fly with me." No Need. "I wonder," said the casual visitoi at the police court, to the clerk, "thai you seem to take no Interest in th weather forecast here." "We don't have to," replied th« elerk. "All days are fine days in thli oourt" BEATING IT. 2? l*dy—Here's the carpet. Now beat ft Weary—Yes'm. (Beats it) Vsln Words. O flrost be warm dear snow, don't fall: Ana shrieking winter wind be mute. Remember, what I wear is all 1 have to weari my outing suit A Marked Likeness. "The young boxer you were trylni conclusions with resembles his fathei very strongly In his way of fighting doesn't he?" "Oh, yes quite a striking rssem blanoe." Before and After. "What is Mary doing for a llvini now?" "She is posing for pictures that will be used to advertise a beauty wash." "And who Is posing for the 'aftei taking* pictures?" Hebdomlnal. "Bom* people take their religion si some other people do their baths." "And how is that?" "About once a week." -'."r '•./ THE OUTLOOK. .•-w- He won a wager which was small. The Joy of triumph filled Mm thsnt He could not understand at all Why failure saddened other men. A pretty woman gave him praise. To him the future seemed aglow He could not understand the ways Of men who elung to borrowed west Lo, what a change Is often wrought Within a moment O my Mend He burned hla linger and he thought The world waa coming to aa end. SEEKING REVENGE. Weary—Oh! if I could only git me hands on de hobo dat put de "Timid ln valid lady" sign on dis gate post! Vsln Qlrl. Mary had a pretty foot And Mary seemed to know it 'Cause everywhere that Mary went •he tried her beat to show it Blew Too Hard. "Do you remember tho fat man who used to live aoross the way and prac tise on a trombone every mornlngf lYj| "He's dead." "Serves him right!" "Oh, he wasn't murdered. He rup jtured a blood vesssL" Duly Informsd. Child—Mamma, what Is a common person? Mother—Why, child, a common per son It—is—well, it's a person that ws do not associate with. Why do you ask? Child—'Cause Mrs. Nextdoor said you was a common person. No Vsnus. Little Pitchers—I say. Miss Oldglrl, you ain't In the lire department art I you? Miss Oldglrl—Certainly not, Tommy, What makes you ask suoh a question! Little Pitchers—Because I heard brother Will say you was a falsi alarm. Going the Paoe. "I understand they aro up-to-dati people?" "Decidedly so. They stand off th« butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker, so they can live continuously in an atmosphere of dust and gaso line." Dodging. "That fellow is a most remarkabli runner." "Who? Burroughs?" "Yes. He's always running into dolri and yet he's forever running away the people to whom he is la ibt"—Catholic Standard and Times. The Precent Need. "Ah!" said an enthut,' stlo admire^ "you will live In the hearts of you! countryman." "Maybe so," answered the father ol a new idea, "but the problem thai oonfronts me now is how to pay th« rent of a flat" SOMETHING COMING. Q.Q 'Ah! the 'Black Hand!' That meani •mepln' orful's goln' to happsn ti a!" There With the Goode. The pretty salesgirl, you'll agre* Views not with much alarm The charms of girls in the social swtofc For she has her oounterchaim. A Slight Elevation. "He Is very proud of his ancestors. In fact, says one of his ancestors wai looked up to by a great many pee pie." "No doubt I guess that happomt on the day he was hanged." His Moderation. "He looked surprised whan kksr 1 was surprised ho only Bmv £j§' is it?