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S For a -ckta Doo.
W I slept that night as we
ever do in the hills, with,
the front of the tent wide
open, so that from my pil
low, the side of a saddle, I could watch
the Great Dipper do its slow somer
eault around the North Star. .When
the camp-fire died the night before,
and we went to bed, the Dipper was
lying along the tops of the mountains,
brimming full. It is easier to watch
this great hand in the astronomical
clock than to light unwilling matches
from time to time in the night and ex
amine a watch; and I knew that when
the constellation had nearly reversed
itself, it would be time to start mov
A man in camp sleeps sweetly, yet
lightly. A dozen times through the
dark hours the distant sharp bark of a 1
fox, the rustle of a leaf, the deep sigh 1
tf a satiated and sleepy horse on a 4
picket rope, the cracking of a coal in
the embers of the camp-fire, the call
of a night bird, or the snap of a twig f
under the tread of some of the animals I
of our cavalcade, called me with a
gentle thoroughness from slumber. 4
Each time it seemed as though the i
position of the encircling attendants I
of the North Star had changed by only
a slight angle; and each time I sank I
instantly again into the perfumed rest I
that comes from a bed of balsam t
boughs after a hard day's work. 1
The hush that comes over all nature e
just before the dawn was near being t
my undoling, after all. The Dipper 1
seemed to have made a great sudden I
sweep and was dangerously far over t
`-when my eyes opened again. The
canvas was throbbing with the pulse 1
of the morning breeze, but the eastern I
was darker than the western sky, .
where hovered a faint glow. It took
an effort of will to get out into the I
cold air, but necessity compelled haste I
and I scrambled as gently as I could E
over the dewy coverlet, hurriedly put t
on the few cotihes I had take en" th 1
Jeht bfore-d sin and undressing t
are mutual y short operations in a c
hastily made camp-found my damp I
and clammy shoes, raked together the e
coals in the ashes, fanned a flame, t
boiled coffee and munched a hasty I
breakfast of bread and some cold trout.
My partner, chum, helpmate never t
istirred. It is wonderful how a trustful I
woman will sleep in the wilderness, I
safe in the superstition that he who t
sleeps begide her is competent to meet a
danger which may anrise. t
, I dropped half a dozen cartridges 1
into my pocket, together with a couple t
of biicuit in case the chase should be t
unduly long, shouldered the heavy rifle
and strode out through the high grass,
which was so beaded with dew that i
walking was like wading an ice-cold I
stream. The horses were standing on t
widespread legs. heads near the ground,
asleep, while the burros, weary with I
,the long pull with the heavy packs of
the day before, were huddled together, i
lying on the ground.
The morning star was at its bright- I
est as I started across the valley. but f
by the time I had picked a splashing t
path across the current of the little c
river and got fairly started up the I
trail, it was paling. Little flecks of I
purple cloud began to appear above
the sun's approaching glow. as though I
they had been newly created. The I
range to the west began to lift its I
rugged ascents into view in a purple I
radiance. The eastern hills grew from
shapeless masses of gloom into rounded
eminences with dainty fringes of as- I
pens and slenlder minarets of sprtces I
against the faintly glowing sky. I :
wished I had started half an hour I
earlier, and quickened my patue a
In ihe growing twilight I could see an
furry skunk in his sleek conl of jetl
black and snowy white. treading the
clumps of hIunch-grass, picking up the 1
henumbed insects before the sun's
heat might give thlent the vitality to f
escape. In the trail ahead of use a fox 1
trotted. I was consciolus of the faint I
presence of his scent. but did not place 4
it until I saw the flash of his fur above t
the grass. He knew I was following.
but knew too that lie was safest down
in that sinuous passage between high
walls of grass and flowers,. on whose I
snmooth surface he could make a far
safer. swifter flight thtan over the
rough groundl to eitlhler side.
A mile or so albove camIIp I left the
trail and crossed the stream again.
getting my feet no wetter in wading.
but feetlilng thle icy chili pervade thet
water in my shoes which tly feet had
wa'armed in tihe comparative dryness of
the blatenll Litrck. Close to the rip
pling t,urtace a colder breath moved
and tile scrtubby willows had a coating
of white frost. I brushed a furry
moth front a twig in passing, but it
was too cold for more than one very
feeble flutter. It fell wide-stretched
on thile watter and as the current swept
it into at quliet eddy it disappeared so
quietly that one lighit suppose it had
sunk of its own weight. I marked
the spot wheli't laty tI trout. so big that
its ttloutttI tould take it nit insect of
that size witlhotlt a sphlashll. s a good
place to dlrol, a feat'thercd imilation
wvhen I cnrtied my rodl that way.
'There was no uiistnko thllat it was
Very light. My eyes had been growing
accustomed to tihe dimuness. meeting
the dlain half wty. but the lilrst glow
of the rising sun was .just striking I he
tops Of the hidgher hill. The sky was
a ttirquoise blue all across the dome.
The clouds, which had been purple,
hal faded to lavender,. flamed with a
tint of Orange, and were now melting
-away in yellow fleeces. It would soon
aie time when jaill sensibl deer would
,be -deep in the thickets of the green
timber, where it would be all but Im
possible to come upon one of them un
awares. Already the burros, far down
the valley 'where camp lay, were up
and moving stiffly down to get a drink
at the river.
The southern hill before me was one
I had marked the year before as a
likely place for deer. It rose in smooth
slopes and narrow benches a thousand
feet or so, fringed on the top with the
edge of the deep thick forest of spruces
which ran back on'the plateau beyond.
The ascending surface had spruce and
aspen groves lying on it in long stream
ere, divided by half a dozen open
grassy glades, each with a tiny rill
gurgling down the centre, coming from
the banks of snow which still lay pro
tected by the dense shade of the crown
of spruces. The streams were fringed
with the succulent marsh herbs which
deer and elk most fancy as dessert
after filling up on vines and tender
It does not pay to hasten or to get
out of,breath when hunting deer, so I
climbed very, very slowly upward,
keeping in the shelter of the bushy
young aspen that fringed the bigger
trees at the edge of one of the ascend
ing glades. At each step, as I placed
my foot to avoid any crackling twig, I
looked all around and listened for any
sound of game, The simulation'of the
color of the early coat of the deer to
the dry bunches of grass is so close
that in the imperfect light it was well
to study closely each outline, else some
proud stag might bear his coveted
burden of venison out of range at a
bound, before my eyes had seen the
slender legs and gracefully borne head.
There were plenty of tracks in the
mellow earth, some almost obliterated
by two or three successive dews, and
some apparently as fresh as though
the cquhioned hood had just been lifted
from them. In spite of all my caution,
a crack of twigs and stamp of hoofs
off to the right indicated that an alarm
had reached eyes or ears or nostrils of
some deer, but I sat still and listened
to the beating of my heart until ap
parently it decided that" its suspicions
did not justify precipitate flight, for
thought it went on, it was in a noise
less walk. From tree to tree I edged
in that direction. I found the fresh
tracks, evidently a buck of good size,
and I followed carefully on a slant up
the hill. I saw something moving
ahead of me, and was ready to shoot,
but it came fearlessly down toward
me, evidently not seeing its danger. A
doe with her two fawns was working
down to a safe shelter in the willow
tangle along the river. I did not
want to turn them back in the direc
tion in which the buck had gone, so I
crouched behind a bush to let them
pass. Only a pot-hunter fails to re
spect femininity and infancy in hunt
ing deer. The mother was pushing
along with all the ungracefulness of
her kind. neck out. ears back. One
fawn wanted to stop for refreshments
and was pushing in front of her like a
calf at milking time. The other spotted
pet was intent on play, bounding about
in extravagant semicircles. His erratic
course bIrought him diirectly upon me,
and he stoppled suddenly with legs
braced at wide angles, so close that- I
felt the breath of his startled snort.
His ears were opened wide. and his
dewy nostrils quivered as hei drew in a
scent of whose tdanger hel had yet to
learn. His great soft eyes looked full
into mine for a monment, and I could
almost harve reached out liand touched
him. Then he renleuimlered his mother.
who had passed on out of sight. gave
a mew-like expostulating ileat, bound
ed a couple of yards to one side, and
gamboled on in pursuit.
The shadow of my bill had by this
time crawled down to the opposite
slope in the valley. and the sun was
shining full through the tops of the
trees. A raven caIwed and flapped
lazily across the valley, high overhead
on it tour of investigation. His keen
eye had marked the murderous weapon
I carried, and he circled above the
mountain and lighted in a tall dead
spruce to await the outcomec of the
hunt. The buck on whose track I was
following was evidently intent on
reaching shelter. He had been in no
Ilaste, cropping the herbage as hIe went
along, but the determinaltionl withi
which the tracks forced themselves up
the hill meant that he had a mind for
the safe protection of time growing
green timber forest. I must make
baste to hea'd him off, and as it would
bie fatal to hurry directly biehilnd him,
I crossed over into the next glade and
then pushed steadily au the mountain
toward the summit. Just itt the very
brow was a i-ontinuous girassy bluff
over which any animal seeking the up
per shelter must pass: and on this I
threw myself down. I had no breath,
and could not ihave aimed my rifle
to save my life, so I devoted my whole
strength and attention for a few mo
ments to regaining some steadiness of
respiration. In the valley way below
three tiny spots of ituff, the deer family
I had intercepted, were crossing
through the grass to a wide bed of
willows that marked thie filled-in site
of an old beaver dam. D)own at camp
everything was still. and the absence
of smoke told that the sleeper was still
dormant. The ravemn cawed impa
I became suddenly conscious that
there was a deer in the trees off to the
right and a little below me. How long
he had been there I do not know. but
I am certain that my eye had rested
on the spot and its surroundings as o
meat before and saw nothing. I slliped
down ofit the grams an4, Into the tree
and worked very cautiously in that
direction. A phot downhill is, so de
ceptive that hlttln les -pure ludk, and I
sought a place on the same level.
'" A stately buck he was, stopping for a
llnal lunch on the tender shoots of a
el ll f vetch vdes on the edge of
I thp m. His ok nostrils were
Swet ahl shone with the high polish of
new patent leather. His form was well
rounded, his coat was smooth and
glossy, and his spreading antlers full
grown. In the motions of his eating,
every muscle moved and quivered. The
sight was io superb that It almost pre
cluded murder, and I sat with rifle
half raised and watched for fully a
minute. His nostrils caught a breath
of hostile odor, and he flung his head
high, poised for flight, but not quite
sure which way the danger lay. He
remembered the alarm downhill and
turned to look that way. The white
bead of the front sight rested against
his curving neck, just back of the head,
and the white bead rested in turn on
the lower rim of the circle.of the hind
peep-sight. The sight was perfect
and the finger crooked against the
trigger almost without conscious voli
A 45-70 bullet in the cervical verte.
:bras snuffs out all power of motion as
though it were the flame of a candle.
There was never a struggle, just a
sudden collapse, and the beautiful ani
mal lay in limp confusion sprinkling
blood upon the verdure where he had
just been feeding. The hunter's work
was done and what remained was mere
butchery. The rough surgery of the
henting knife must let out the blood
in a foaming torrent before the heart
ceases beating, and with the same flow
release the remnant of life which still
showed dimly in staring eyes. Then
must follow the smeary task of dress
ing the carcass. which had been a deer
and was now venison. The raven flew
from his perch and brushed through
the trees above. It seemed as though
the sound of the shot had summoned
all the smaller pedatory birds, the mag
pies and gray-jays, and 1 gould hear
their harsh cries approaching through
the trees, as they fluttered closer and
closer in short flights. Before my
gory task was done they were busy,
without fear for me. picking the dainty
flecks of suet from the entrails, while
two or three other ravens had joined
the pioneer and were scolding from
the tops of the trees because 1 was so
slow in completing my work and leav
ing them a clear field. I hung the
venison in a tree. protecting the ex
posed meat with boughs, and washed
hands and arms in the waters of the
rill. Then I struck out for camp. Un
der the tall grass red-leaved plants
hugged the ground. Drops of dew had
fallen on some of them, making the
homeward_.mlath seem through a trail
of fresh blood. The sun shone down
on the valley hot and ungentle. It
seemed as though the whirring grass
hoppers unduly extended their flights
to escape my presence. A startled
grouse, breakfasting in a bear-berry
bush, instead of rising to the nearest
tree, whirred away clear across to the
foot of the mountain, where it flapped
deep into a tree as though murder was
behind it. As 1 came up into camp
the horses scented the blood and snort
ed as if I were some strange wild ani
mal and moved uneasily- on their pick
She had just awakened and was
looking with sleepy eycs out ito the
sunny world.
"Fresh mclt." 1 cried.
"Oh. did you get a dher? I hidL't
know you were gone until .just before
I heard you shoot." LHerf eager interest
flamed up in question about the events
of the chase. and then. in a reverie
"One of those pretty. pretty things?
Uow could you do it."-Outing.
Trades For the Blind.
At a recent :ounference on matters
relating to the blind, held at London.
a memtber announced that he had sent
out. papers to 1(00 institutions at home
and abroad asking what trades and oc
cupations they recommended for the
blind. The following was the list he
obtained, in order of merit: Basket.
brush and broom making, piano tun
ing, mat weaving, chair caning, music
(in all branches), mattress making,
knitting, typewriting. legal and clerical
work. As new employments he sug
gested teletlhone exchange work. lino
type tylpesetting, reporting, gardening
(for the partially blind). massage, lec
turing, commercbial agencies, organ
blowing,. bell ringing. In the discus
sion which followed much time was
given to the question of massage. sev
tral doctors speaking in favor of it.
IIi regard to typtewriting. it was men
tioned that such an office had been
started in Birmingham. Four blind
girls are now emlployed.
Avalanche Breakers.
In Switzerland the people have en
tered upon effective plans to defeat the
avdhanche in its devanstating work. No
more need the traveler be told, "Be
ware the awful avalanche," for these
rolling, pitching, sliding bodies of snow,
that accumulate into 'masses of de
struction, are now broken up before
tbhey gain a dangerous amount of ma
terial or velocity sufftticient to make
them dangerous.
Along the mountain sides, where av
alanches form. earthworks in the form
of a V are constructed. with their
Spoints upward, and when the moving
masses of snow come in contact with
them tlhey are broken apart and so
deflected as to be rendered harmless.
Rnusslan Rallway Stations.
7Most of the railway stations in Rus
tsia are about two miles from the towns
which they respectively serve. This is
a precaution against fire, as many of
i the Russian dwellings are thatched
I with stragw.
Tbhe three .fields Of discovery remain
ISg -are the North.Pole, the 'air and the
"iterior of the a th. ;.
The recent .oalmicne explosioaS,; fol
lowing Mont Pelee and La Soutriere.
L suggest that the earth obJects to ngan's
probing its inwards.
"Master of the King's Motor Cars"
has a queer sound among the archaic
titles of the household. Next we may
1 look for "Lord High Caddie of the Im
perial Golf Clubs" and "Most Noble
Picker-Up of the Royal Ping-Pong
There are more smiling college presi
dents throughout the United States
this year than ever before in the coun
try's history. The contributions for
education are exceeding all records,
and in this generosity the smaller in
stitutions are participating.
The immensity of Siberia, which runs
through 120 degrees of longitude, is
not often realized. It possesses one
ninth of all the land of the globe. The
United States. Great Britain. and all
Europe, except Russia, could be
dumped down upon Siberia and there
would be a small rim of uncovered
area all around.
There are more artificial teeth made
in the United States than in any other
country. Formerly they were made
from bone and Ivory, and carved out
by the dentist himself. Now they are
made of porcelain, and are produced in
factories. All shades and shapes of
teeth are possible of imitation. It is
said that even the temperament of the
patient is taken into consideration in
the selection of artificial teeth.
The. population of t.s- entire Arus
tralian commonwealth is but a few
thousands greater than that of New
York City, viz.: :3.775.128. This is made
up as follows: New South Wales. 1,
356,000; Victoria. 1,201.178; Queensland,
498,129; South Australia. 36t3.157; West
ern Australia. 184,099. and Tasmania,
172.475. New Zealand, which does not
now belong to the Australian common
wealth, has a population of about
In a clever book called "To-morrow"
an English writer hals pref'!sentied tie
possible itleal of the future "'glrdou
city." To his mind sucth Ia itly would
be arrantged in concentlric riings. The
outer circumfterence woulrl be the rail
road lined with factories. Within there
would be concentric helts of parks,
houses, churches. schools and shops. At
the centre there would he a beautiful
garden with the public buildings that
served the whole city. Many Ipublic
conferences have been held in England
concerning ideal city construction.
An adequate idea of the high value
of a modern Atlantic liner may be
gathered from the fact that the in
surance valute of the -North Germanu
Lloyd steailmshipi Kaiser Wilhelm 11.,
now in course of construction at the
Vulcuan shipyard, Stettin. is $1,5913.150.
This represents only thie :launching
value of the ltre ht ll. A frtherll inl
suraune sum of :L3.549,480 is required
to cover the ship for the first trial
trip, while the compliany require a lotal
sum unlderwritten on complletion of the
vessel of $6i,175.0(00. The risk of launch
ing. river work allid trials is to be cov
ered by the policies.
A Supreme Court Judge has decided
that New York City need not ipay for
plain, ordinary waiter, outside ifr' lill
pIrivileges. reservoir rights, \estod in
terests aind the like. iHe holds in his
decisiont tlrt just sirltlh, water., with
out regard to Iressure or power or dam
sites or claims of irdividuals or compo
lnies is not taxed as itroperty, and
therefore the city of New York should
not be comtiwlled to draw upon its
treasury to buy water of thie humble.
unassessed quality ainy more thanr it
should hand over the money of the tax
payers to somebody for the breathing
of the large, free, general atmosphere.
This looks like common sense.
It is an odd week indeed that slips
through the present without leaving
behind a record of the founding of a
library some place in the United States
by Andrew Carnegie. Books are being
fairly rained on us, and but few States
have so far escaped the literary flow,
and they have no desire to escape it.
The figures are becoming intensely in
teresting, and are daily growing more
so, as the rain of books promises to
bring a reign of literature. Just think
of it! There Ire now 370 -ities and
towns In the United States thait are
rejoicing over the possession of Carne
gie libraries. Every State has them,
with the exception of tRhode Island,
Delaware, South Carolina. Mississippi,
Arkansas and Idaho. and in every one
of these States steps are being taken
to protlt by Mr. Carnegie's liberality.,
:railftim, vworth ii86 a pound, is used
in the glass and porcelain Industries.
It has been found that uranium car
bide is superior to nickel or tungsten
in the manufacture of bigbh-grade steel.
A London physician, having made a
long and careful scientific investfga
tion of a girl's inability to throw a
stone as a boy does, says that it Is
due to .the physical conformation of
her shoulder. A hoy throws with a
free mo0ement of the arm that is not
possible with a girl, because her collar
bone is larger and sets lower than the
boy's. The girl iray excel in sports
where this action is not. required. but
she can never learn to throw like a
A German invention in fire apparatus
has been tried with success. It con
sists of a telescopic ladder, capable
of being extended to a length of eighty
five feet, and worked by means of com
pressed air. The ladder is attached to
a heavy truck carrying an air-tank.
The ladder can be directed at a partic
ular window or other place in a burn
ing building that it is desirable to
reach. A fireman lashed to the end of
the ladder is shot up with it. and res
cued persons need not clamber down,
as the ladder can be quickly lowered
with them on it.
An invention has just been coin
pleted by Professor C. E. Anthony. of i
California, by whicli the immense kelp
beds of the ocean a o re to Iw uitilized in 1
the mnanufactuetre o41f pape-r. The inven
tion consists in Itking the seaweed
and "forming illto a pulp. from which
pliaper of the finest quality can be
manufactured. equal evenl to the finest
linen paper, which. though a: product l
of the chemist's lahoratory, it greatly f
resembles. Not only has Professor An- f
thony succreeded in making a suitable
paDper-pulp 1'rotn k'lp. ilut he declares
that the pulp can iie poduced at fifty
per cent. of lice cost of other pulp.
According to a new tiheory of hered
ity advocated by Fe-lix Le Dlaubec. the
phenomena of descent are identical
with those of growth. The child is an
actual fragment or detached bit of its
parents, and grows into their likeness
als iaturalltly as any hmitnlln infant
grows into a tman insteiad of a dog or
a horse. He depr'cates the view of
heredity that regards it is a inysteri
onus force, and rejects 'Weisill.tinu's
theory of geri-pul- sil beca:use it "''en
dow's the replrodl li vi 'leineitts with
mysterious power and Ilmakes them es
sentiatlly different from tihe other tis
sues of the body." This' theory admits
of the inheritance of acquired charac- I
teristics and explains the mnodilication I
of heredity by education. f
In 1900 the output of 'cctl through
out the world was a iout 757.8(10,000
tons. Of this anmounlt Gilfi.t5t.Itit)U were
furnished by three countries, viz.:
United Statis. 24(0,tl',5.l17; Great Brit
ain, 225.181.300: Germany. 119.551.000
(metric touns. Then follows in order
Austria-Hungary, Francer . Belgium ,I
Russia. which produced,. taken togeth
er. 111.0(K)00.(0 tons. 'Canada furnished
4,70ti.197 tons. The incl'irai- since 18383
hlts been enormous. viz.. v 'i'lity pl'r
celt. Great lBritain a hout 10.17  ftur
nished aliout 5t!l.ltt0i,(0 totils: abollut
1870. nearly I 2.(li0.l0 ttots. and till
finally. in 9 00. allbout _ ':, l i.i i , tuns.l
The question aItises. low lonig 1 li
world's supply is to iast iei the lace of
such spelllndili'l'e
Five Intellectual Feet.
According to Presirde'nt I'Lhailes W, i
Eliot. of Harvard lt'Iliversity lthere is
no good reason whiy iti tlli rlioul hunan t
being should niot hlave an intellectutl i1
training that woululd meet the require- f
melts nlot onl of ourt' advanlced lcii
ilization, but 1w- 11p to the highest 4
staldard las lixed by the lealrnid presi
deanlt hitself, for rtcenltly li saiid: "A ' (
litbrary that will go on a shelf five feetI
long is eiunlgh to give ani intellectual
trhining 10 aniy hitniiui n being that evcr I
came into the world." I
,lust think of it: You can hole lthi'
five feet of volutmes iit'eeetl your
cextended palms, llntd till yolu hlve t3 do
is to trallsmute their i1 11,1e115s i! tO
lruemrt'y cells tlhlat c: lt the will. Il,
put into aetiotn for 11. p'r 'ducti at f
Only five feet: 1 lit've taken the
troublhi' to pil til riil" oa I his titld tip
pIly a littlh mnttetlltlllli ts. As looks tn
the liliriary aver-lt gi. t iv' t, " I iin,;a s
arr'iy u'ittuilated to friilghtlI tI rcadt'r.
Agoiin. n ll 'etl'ilge slho5l , lhlhat llitse
I hirty-s'eveit n ti olk. 'licill n :tl.i tlu i
p:lges. ilad-d' ill of 1.5Atlili.rltl weords.
Not so vrly t itut'li inaterial ftrom wvlichhl
to iuit'ibe intiellictual trihiing.--.1Nw
YorLk lerald.
Takeun bt Surpiwile.
There .re soil' hosilitilith ' c'ti'tttltres
whle are g'enltly disnltrbed if they U-'a
not meet every denlanld nitad, oi ilellt. I
although there aire , cases wilti it is
r'idiculous to expect thlll: to Ih atble (
be equall to the octasion. H'eceutlu a
btri took lira oa li hrge iclstllte. tilid
the firemneli of tIle village wiikld hulrdl
to put out the ttllnius. After it wlts till
over the hinisluliid atskill th' Iir '-ti htlig
erls into thie hlouse to lilIt'lake' o c:o!ltie
and whtotever i''tibh's wetce on htind.
llis wife welcoml'd tle lon wilthl
steaming cups of coffee.l dtughtllli s ltlid
pies, then shite said alologelica tlly: "Ol,.
If I had only knowns thlli -s was going to
happen I would have had a lot of
things baked up."-New York Press.
"A Lonalg IJosen."
A long dozen among Corcish fisher
men signlfes twenty-six. a
SThere's a ,noisy i  ra, go, "oi ,
deasie, have a care!
The tfaLfohrOsa4,g o iI .l
A ego uo- ,n[,.oth¶ a hirt[ for
Is raging dowi'tir:- hhwgii, se£o+ whom
. harlay evour.
So lo tit dearie, for Boina alT
The auto man will get yon if
No tyrant ever sat a throne so witless or
eq cruel,
Oh, woe to little boys and girls wih sniff
too close his fuel!
No shame sits on that brana brow, no
law shall say him nay.
His pleasure is the only god that moves
him, night'or day,
So lose no time, my dearie, and take hnee
the warning shout:
The auto man will get you if
Teacher--"Where was the Declara
tion of Independence signed?" Dot
"On the table."--Chicago Tribune.
"Quite polile. isn't he?" "I should
say so! He is so polished that he can't
tell the plain, unvarnished truth."
Dawsoo-"B.ienks is a great believer
in fate. isn't he?" L.uwson-"'Yes. he
has to blame his incompetency on somi!
thing."--Somerv ille Journal.
Jn libo's melee
Mighty tough,
D)on' t fonrjet
Brains an bl uff.
--letrott Free Prr'e.
Miss lHoanui''y- "Well. at any r.i1e.
I'm sure no tuman will marry me for my
fortune." Miss Pert--"Ah: I see Your
face is your fortune, bh'?"-I'hiladcll
Iphit Record.
That. "talk i- cheap"
Is oftel tirue.
But not the short
()LIII la yt'rs do
--Catholic Standard and Times.
"Where are you going. my pretty
tnlid?" "Down to thte butcher shop."
she slidl. "Have you money to buy a
steak?'" asked hl. "Yes. we've Just
muortgaged our' ilace." said she.--lli
cago IRecord-lHerald.
"Hfow tan you tell out glass front the
inlitatiohn?" aslked Mrs. Gaswell. "You.
(cIau't always," saiti Mr. Gaswell, "'tLtt
wilni aljyiotly ,ofr you a diec'e tof
real out glass for lil'ften ve'liA don't
buy it."--"'hiugo Ti ibune.
Briggs--"lwts long has iutldlto:
been sple-ullating ill sto'ks?''" Griggs
"Not: luchi mlore 1hain a year. I fancy.
It was only :lbout : moth ago thaint he
begun to llonrro(w money fromt his
frienids."--Ie roit Free Press.
'(Profess'or t t.~cnlloisseur in anc·it-nt
,ottery[t-"Blut, Lisi. that vase was
"000 years old!" Housemaid--"H'mt
Anybody thIat ha:s used a thilng so Iong
its that ought to ble able to afford a
new one'"--Fliegellde Bhletter,
Smith-"l don't like to make any
complaint It a :1 eighbor, Mr. Joutus,
but your dog kept up a terrible barking
all night." "lhi. dintt's all right; hlits
used to it-won't hurt him. Kind of
you to mtio'i ii t. mien wiver. -'Tit - ils.
ol) if) - 'You knit) themi 1)r1.x , .e.
o0ut il I ll I.ll ttry w' ll1 ytou tol, ,ue
I ot to 4(' " l tli r- *Y ,s.' 1;...De
"YoII i oI t i ou'll t h,'lt y Ili 'uiI' e
sit"k if I [ t ". , didln'1 yous':" .1il'ito*
'ts." Bol tlie-"\\'ell. they ditd Ol ."
Little Willie-" Say. p;a. what is ilte
ditferen-ie between market valuid and
tliot i-lash- v' t [Ito- ' IV t lll'il-',;,ic 11'ah kLLui
ril.tit.l V valu.?" Pil--"The ImariFt
t ' , till. it w\ lat you Illy fIo a'
thitng. " lle ilnt iosi" valuh' is 'foul' tilmes
what t.oulld-ulud dealer offlvis 0yo
for it. -Chhiago News.
,h'tks--"l sihould Ihilik 'you huinmois'
would g''t lo[ Ai of ifuitnly SquiillS o1l if
this new iilil tIci exl er'aiilil the sIll.s
quitoes." Hugh Mlorsi--"Not muich.
I -'s really sriotis If thle pllln Suclcels
lis it pt 'it i,.S it ti hat Ioil :ttLrth wi ll wI'
hlvt to joil tie lbout it lihe -ouiier'
tiue?'"-P l'hiladu iphia Iterord.
Jail rathetr Thtn Pay DIeb.s.
preSses Vtel' heavtily in toaillly ases, 4s1
ibuniy cor'epconlidents vwho hate a ltely
writen ell IC tious ol Ihe Sutlject hnt\.
! }o i n t e d I .o 't t . b u) n l h uerl' ' .o Hm e r I ot' i
Wn) lcreler aly pui ; ishllltii' to ltd'.i 1 h
tuiloioi'. W hat soie r l poltl will iUd l'
go iI., olrder 1t evItdI' 1ilta13m't iuI aowlll n
bay .li instant'e recorded ill llthe +en tile
alt's .\slagazitnie t r Lot u e ar Jii. It
mentions ihe deat'h of a Mr. Y l'd'ey
on Septetbe-r I ina Fleet l'rison, where
he Lad been cootlinvd for nle arly lea
y.earts i execution for a d(b1l of £100.
lie wa'- liossessed of nearly (11 ye-ar
anid lCl'ltie aill tithet fficts t o , cslt0ie
Ivalue of1 £5000 were folund in his roout
.wlr llis dealth. Il those,+ tlys, ;o+u. iul
I'uSoiilolenlt utolti 1 h'll gil-il l "i lal 'd
Sii than it does IIt 4he mcsen t tlihle.
Lildoni C:itonicle.
Jeft .ettstllr to. Itoontttr,
A 1V-e llanhy Wullulll ill itfltel .Si l re
,o''1tl' diled in Lishon. 'orugalI, and
lkit nr cl' t il-he lprolpt'ty" to .i "i'oustr,."'
lle 'las a l'er id a ls l'itualist. and a bie
'li -c'r in the tI'ltiSiiglatio of sotls,
liltl ilmlilgiiled tIiat the soul of her dead
lltish-'ild had entered the fowl. Skhe
etused '1 Slecial flwllhouse to be Iuilt,
il.Id ord-21-ed her servants 'to pity extLa
atttition to their "tnaster'st' wvants.
'J'iie disgust of her relati'es over the
will caused the story to become publicd,
and a lawsuit might hare follo e had
n0ot cu-e of the heirt adopted ,t4' sir
dle expedient of havi 1, th .
' rooster" killed, thus g-id .'•
self te n; .t .l.a. -- _-

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