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A group of scientists can prove any
tbltig. Does Die weather chief still claim to
fee a bsitT prophet than the ground
ing? Taper money may be made smaller,
la whleli case it will bo just iUJ hard
to get.
There is tintliin;? nicer after nil than
(he eeen but not. heard myle of bath
lug bllit.
The size or the bat pin may be re
duced, but the size of the hat will
continue to develop.
A New Jersey woman married a man
txnau.se tu- pestered her. That w:M
why she iiivorcod li i in, too.
A Brussels surgeon wants 5 Jrt.ono
for an operalion on King Leopold.
Considering the re.sults, is it worth
the money.
The United States of South Afrha
has just been born. It will lal e lime,
but the United States of the World Is
bound to come.
When a mini anuouii' cs that he Is
ready tor a political light, he means
that he is prepared to mal.e a scram
ble tor a poliih al job.
Lnitnchii.i: of the b..tt b -ship Florida
calls a!tcn' inn to the fact that inter
national peace is becoming mine expen
sively at nu d all the time.
The ost,-r recently lound with .r I
pearls in its internal department
seems to be ill a higher dn.-s than the
one which contains one million typhoid
get ins.
A New Jersey woman wants n di
vorce because her husband stutters.
And yet, ivh'ti he promised, she prob
ably regarded hi:u as a harming con
versational i.st.
"Come on to the Grass" signs have
been pi iced it: certain of the New York
Oily parks -an innovation which fills
the' hearts of the children with joy.
It is a pity that such signs are not
more common.
Anna Held announces that if her
husband wains a divorce he may liave
one without any opposition on her
part. She is alleged, also, to have,
declared in favor of experimental mar
riages. Nearly till marriages seem to
be experimental nowadays.
A New York judge defends his ac
ceptance of a free home telephone on
the ground that, so far from being a
private convenience, it is a personal
nuisance. But suppose the judge had
a bill for it coming in every month,
with a tine for non-payment before
the tenth?
Edison's clerkless store, where the
customer may, by dropping a coin in
a slot, get what he wants done up in
a neat package, will never be a suc
cess until he invents a return slot
in which she may deposit tike purchase
to be exchanged for something else
just a shade lighter or darker.
German paper-makers are experi
menting with various liber plants in
the hope of finding a material suffi
ciently cheap for use in supplying tin?
constantly increasing demand. Sisal
heuip, wild glasses, palm-leaves. Span
ish broom, banana fiber and cotton
bolls are among the substances tested.
The United States government is en
gaged in similar experiments. If some
substitute, for wood pulp can be found
the forests will be allowed to stand a
little longer.
Occasionally, although not usually, a
parrot is talkative at the right time.
It was only by the opportune loquacity
of her pet parrot that an Italian wo
mai. was saed from deportation re
cently at the New York immigration
station. She was unable to speak
English, and was trying to convince
the inspectors that she was returning
to America alter a visit to Italy, when
the parrot broke loose with a volley
of slang phrases which could never
have been learned in any otlx-r land
than this.
franco, like Germany, Great Brit
ain, Belgium and Denmark, has adopt
ed an old-age pension system. Great
Britain and Denmark have the non
contributory system that is, the ben
eficiaries pay nothing to the insurance
fund, but the government does it all.
This is condemned by its critics as
a system of mere largess which is
fraught with evils and dangers. Its
cost, in Great Britain is from $10,000,
000 to $45,000,000 a year. France has
adopted the contributory system, much
after the German plan. Belgium has
both systems, offering a much larger
pension to the contributing classes.
The contributory system, which not
truly removes the fear of a destitute
old age, but also encourages thrift, is
Jn effect a form of compulsory insur
ance for the millions engaged in all
kinds of gainful occupations, although
for some classes, notably the farming
class, it is optional rather than com
pulsory. Employers and workmen eon
tribute equally in Germany and
France, and the government adds a
third share to the total fund. In most
cases the .qualifying age is TO, except
Jn Denmark, where it is fiO.
Ou the theory that everything that
is done is done to the exclusion of
something else, W. C. Gannett dis
cusses lu Unity "the abdication of the
natural, parent," and the "furious cul
tivation" of fads of "child study,"
"child science," "child iVrislat Ion,"
and "child welfare" in general. Be
cause we have child conferences, and
because there is a bill in Congress to
create a children's bureau in the Fed
eral Government, he seems to have
Jumped to the conclusion that the nat-
tiral parent has quit, or, as he puts It,
abdicated. Following the analogies
which be himself invites, it would not
fee difficult to show that Mr. Gannett is
wrong. For Instance, becaime w
have Industrial conferences and con
servation congresses, it does not fol
low that every Individual is not pay
ing the same or Increased attention to
his own business, and to the care of
bis own property. Conventions of in
surance men do not mean less, but
more, study of Insurance. Congresses
of millers, manufacturers, laundrynien
or barbers mean not less, but more,
study of the business represented.
They moan simply that, wlkilo each
man has his own ways of doing busi
ness, he can see that he would galu
rather than lose by sharing nonie of
bis information with, the others. The
child movement is probably due more
to society's enlarged and improved
Idea of the value of the child than
to a waning Interest In the child in
the home. Society formerly took chil
dren us tluey were developed by time
into men and women. It accepted
them as they came to it, of ago. To
day society looks back a stretch of
years at the child who has not come
out, and wonders whether there is not
something It can do to bring Kim out
stronger und better. It has learned
through the patient Investigations of
a few that a number of things which
It supposed be was getting were not
his. It lkas stepped iki to give lilm
those things, sometimes directly, more
often by stimulating parents to get
them for lil in. This Is almost the en
tire explanation of the child move
ment, wlibh so amuses some and an- j
noys Olivers, but which holds an nil
waning harm for those who are inter- I
ested in it The one-half of the world j
is beginning to be interested in how j
the other half lives.
Vaei-lne irealmciil of Coltla.
In a former article was explained
the theory of the newly discovered
opsonic or vaccine treatment of infec
tious diseases, and it was shown how
Hi- remedy is obtained from the pa'
tient himself. It was then stated that
although in some cases a "stock vac
cine" could be used, applicable to all
cases of a certain disease, better re
sults are usually obtained if the vac
cine is prepared fresh for each case
from the special strain of bacteria In
the patient's own body.
This is especially necessary in the
t, trai.nt nf cobls and of the tendency
thereto, for it lias been found that j
the symptoms of an acute cold or of
chronic catarrh are caused by several
different species of bacteria, and the
vaccine good for one kind is of little
or no efficacy in the others.
The only way to find out which bac
teria are at work is to make a culture
from tlu? patient's own nasal or throat
secretions, and when this is obtained
it can be used as the proper vaccine.
The usual form of pneumonia
croupous or lolxir pneumonia is gen
erally caused by a specific germ, and
a stock vaccine may be used if nec
essary, but it is better to use the pa
tient's own bacteria even litre, for
tlkere are usually certain peculiarities
in each case. The treatment of pneu
monia in this way is very recent, but
the few cases that have been reported
lvive been so successful as to give hope
that eventually the disease will be
conquered by this means.
In regard to colds and catarrhs, the
matter is not so simple. It has been
found that no less than six distinct
forms of bacteria may produce an
acute or chronic catarrh. There is one
that has a preference for the nose, an
other for the back of the throat, and
still another for the bronchial tubes;
but no one of them has a monopoly of.
any region, and sometimes a number
of them are working together in the
same case in perfect harmony. In the
treatment of a cold, therefore, one
must first ascertain what bacteria are
at fault, and whether one or several
kinds. Then the corresponding stock
vaccine, or a combination of several,
is given so as to lose no time while a
new vaccine made from the patient's
own germs is being prepared.
Not only has it been found possible
to cut short acute colds, and benefit or
cure chronic catarrhs, but it seems
probable that permanent immunity
may be secured by an opsonic injec
tion, given every six months. All this
is tentative, however, and although
ilie method promises much, it is still
too early to speak with confidence of
future results. Youth's Companion.
ii f a in i I i il r C om in oil i I leu.
"Any book in particular, sir?" asked
the young woman in charge of the
book counter of a large department
store. "This Is a great novel"
"Not for me." said the old gentle
man, who had been examining the
stock in trade with an air of con
siderable disapproval. Where do you
keep the classics, young woman:
Lamb's 'Tales,' for example?"
The young woman looked puzzled.
"Bacon?" said the old man. "Crabbe?
"I don't know about fox," said the
young woman, "but I guess what you
must be lookln' for is the provision
More ftcniidal.
Mrs. Simnionds glanced at the scare
headline, "Bank Robbed! Police at
Sea!" and laid down the sheet.
"Naow, look at that, Ez!" she ejacu
titeil. reoeatlne the headline aloud.
'Here's a big city bank broke into by
burglars, and the city police force all
off flshin' somewhere! What a scan
dal!" llT Self INihhcknIiui.
"Miss Oldcastle is always self pos
Besse.il no matter what happens."
"Well, she ought be seeing that
Klie has had practice in the self pos
session Hue for at least thirty-flve
years." Chicago Record-Herald.
How far can you get from home be.
fore you become a stranger?
It's difficult for a landlord and ten
aut o trot In double harness.
Great movements have silent begin
nings! Ami so it Is not strange that
the organization of the "Boy Scouts'" in
the United Slates should have been
passed owr with a bare mention in lb.'
press. The society bad Its birth in
Washington, the latter part of April,
nnd its sponsors were Col. 1C. .1. Spen
cer and Air. William II. Thomson, of
.St. Iuils. and Dr. Giinsaulus, W. D.
Iloyce, R. O. West and C. II. Stoddard,
of Chicago, and the bill of incorpora
tion was introduced In the House of
Representatives by Congressman Graff,
of Illinois, a member of the Committee
on Education.
To the superficial observer the or
ganization of a semi-military society
among young boys may not appear of
great moment. We have only to fol
low the effects of the society In Great
Britain to foreshadow its effects here.
The boy is the same, the world over,
and be is to be appealed to in much
ibe same manner on both sides of the
Atlantic. It must not be supposed that
the appeal is (o ills savage instinct, to
the native baibnrian that is in it Im.
Indeed the reverse of this is true. The
scouts are little soldiers; but they are
taught so many other things besides
scouting that the soldier is almost
wholly lost in the embryo man.
The British society, according to a
writer in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
was founded by Sir Robert Haden-I'ow-ell,
the hero of Mafeklng, who had seen
service in India, Afghanistan and nil
the British provinces of Africa before
the Boer war and whose wide experi
ence as a soldier was linked with the
most sympathetic understanding of the
timber of which armies are made. The
need for some such organization among
English boys was made unmistakably
plain to him by the timber that pre
sented itself at the outbreak of hos
tilities in South Africa, or rather at
the time when the fight assumed such
proportions that volunteers were (ailed
for. To his surprise and chagrin the
general discovered that the English
boy was not fitted to take up arms in
behalf of his country. He was a poor
campaigner because he had not learned
to take care of himself, and he was in
clined to look upon this service to his
country as a great and unnatural hard
ship. Gen, Baden Powell studied the
British youth during the trying days
of the struggle, and when the war was
over and he bad been appointed to the
post of inspector general of cavalry, he
used this vantage ground to further
study the soldier and to determine
what it was that bad been lacking in
his early educat ion. Thcjoungor boys
were all around him, and with the
silent idea of their appearance and at
titude,' he formulated a scheme that
would transform indifferent and even
vicious youngsters into the type of men
of which Dritain might be proud.
Even Sir Baden-Powell, with his iri
descent dream of a great movement for
the betterment of the English boy,
builded better than be knew, tor the
work of the society has gone leagues
beyond his dream in its splendid real
ity. It is making little men, not mere
ly prospective soldiers, and It is devel
oping Ideals of the highest and most
helpful kind in the young boys of this
generation, ideals that will prove an
invincible power in the men or to
morrow. All tins seems e.n aviigani. iu
him who has preconceived notions of
the work of the army scout. We look
upon the scout as the daring pioneer
in a military engagement. He has
ourage and ingenuity, but beyond that
we have given little mought to his oth
er characteristics. And we need not
Saw llnlley'n Visitor from Deck ol
the Conntltotloii In is:t."..
Probably one of the most interested
spectators of the comet's journey from
the eastern to the western sky last
night was William Macabbe, an in
mate of the United States Naval home
at 24th street and Gray's Ferry Road,
the Philadelphia Inquirer says.
"Old Bill," as he is familiarly called
by his comrades at the home, is 106
years old, and when Halley's comet
made its last appearance in 1835 ho
was a sailor, 31 years old.
When seen yesterday Bill was
propped up in bed, for he has had a
broken leg which has kept him In
doors for more than a year, and when
asked if he remembered seeing the
comet seventy-five years ago, the ok'
sailor, taking another pull at his corn
cob pipe, said, "Yes, I believe I do."
"Now, since it comes back to me, I
remember the night distinctly. It was
my watch, and we all had been on the
lookout for the comet to cross the
sky for several days. I do not re
member exactly what boat I was on
at that time, but 1 think it was the
old United States frigate Constitution.
"I had been pacing the desk for
some time when I suddenly spied the
cornet, and I called some of my ship
mates to witness it as it trailed
across the sky. It was not very large,
probably as big as a head of cabbage,
and It had a long, milky tail. We
Iff r:
consider the others, for courage and
ingenuity are enough to start with.
The scout Is the idol of the small boy.
because be is brave and resourceful,
and to call a boy a stout is to make
him desire to be these two things,
brave and resourceful.
Gen. Baden-Powell knew the boy na
ture far too well to begin with high
ideals and practical work. He gath
ered together a small company of in
teresting little chaps and told them
that he wanted to train them as scouts.
That was thrilling and the youngsters
took to it with avidity. Others came
and when they had been on camp a
few weeks they spread the news that
they had bad the time of their lives,
and that their friends could do the
same things next summer if they would
join the order nnd learn the prelim
inary lessons. The result was that the
Idea spread like an epidemic until
there Is no part of the British empire
that does not boast its boy scouts.
The Hcout badge is not bestowed un
til the boy has acquired a great deal
of skill and information. He must
learn about wild animals and how to
track, trap and dress them. He must
achieve skill in woodcraft and the art
of building boats and bridges, must
know how to set up a tent or, in the
absence of tents, he must be able to
construct a shelter of such materials as
he finds in the woods. All the appli
ances for saving life must be mas
tered. The scout knows what to do
when he sees a comrade overmastered
In the water, and how to resuscitate
the victim, who is all but dead when
lie is rescued. He can swim and dive,
(ran paddle any kind of boat that is
seaworthy and repair, with any tools
at hand, the one that leaks to the dan
ger point. He is taught the simple
rudiments of gun-shot surgery, so that
in case of accident he can give intelli
gent aid to the injured while awaiting
saw it after that for two or three
nights, and then it disappeared.
"I have seen many comets while at
sea, and several times I have seen
huge meteors shoot through the sky
and fall with a loud hiss into the
ocean, while a column of steam
caused by the meteor's contact with
the water rose into the air."
Last night "Old Bill" was wheeled
out on the naval hospital veranda to
see the comet. He has been very
much interested hearing the other in
mates of the hospital ward where he
has been for so long a time talk about
it, and he expressed a desire to again
see the aerial visitor on its journey
across the sky.
llnrvnrd Might Ue It fSS.OOO.OOO
to Tench 1 ncfiil Z.'VieeiH.
Harvard University presents the an
nual report of the president and treas
urer in a large volume filled with in
teresting data. The institution starts
off with nearly $23,000,000 of invested
funds which produce almost a million
dollars annual revenue. The "plant"
is worth some more millions, while
the current rtoeipU ar large. As a
going concern. Harvard seems to be a
very prosperous corporation.
This must t Ytry gratlfyiag to Pres
ident Lowell, wbo le Just completing
his first year, but under the present
system it is fraught with some danger.
He must look upon this as a starting
' rii ...ri v .'i i nil i.. . i '.'irrii tvs.Ti 1 rr. :--v
the surgeon. Many a life is lost he- ;
ause those on the ground do not know
what to do. and either do nothing at
all or do the wrong thing.
The boy makes friends with the
horse, studies his habits and learns
how to handle him. The true scout
never jerks or teases or beats the ani
mal hit has in charge, and he acquires
Ibe art of stopping the runaway steed
in the street, and takes It upon him
self to reprimand the non-scout who Is
caught abusing his horse. He learns
what to do in case of fire, how to
enter a burning building for the pur
pose of saving life or property, and
how to escape from one in the safest
manner possible. Many other prac
tical lessons of everyday life are In
cluded in the scout's course of in
struction, and through all of it runs
the note of self-reliance and resource
fulness. He is made to use his brains
to face, problems and think out the
solution, to conquer difficulties anil
surmount obstacles. And all this iH
given to him in the guise of play!
In the woods the boy acquires a
great deal of real information con
cerning plants and animals. He studies
the tracks of certain animals that are
good for food and fur, especially those
that are a constant menace to the
chicken roost, and learns to trap or
shoot them and then cook them so
that they will be palatable to a woods
man with a ravenous appetHe and no
finicky notions about what is proper
to eat. The boy with the puniest ap
petite and the most foolishly indul
gent, mother comes home, after an
encampment with the scouts, ready to
eat anything that is set before him.
He has been impressed with the idea
that It is effeminate and weak to be
critical about his food. The real,
hardy scout can eat anything that is
not poisonous, and relish It. And he
gets over the notion that cooking in
point. If he manages to keep up with
the record of President Eliot, he will
rival the Standard Oil Company a few
years hence, The balance sheet shows
a nice sum carried to credit and profit
and loss, but there are so many ave
nues of energy in the situation that a
few hundred, millions more can be used
to great advantage. Thus, it seems
that the chair devoted to the interests
of study of Baudelaire and the Mont
martre school of poets of decadent is
not backed by a foundation. Any gen
tleman knowing the formative value
of these writers upon youthful charac
ter is at liberty to give $150,000 for the
purpose of founding a professorship.
The study of the left hind knee of the
common house fly has not been given
sufficient laboratory attention, and a
million might well be devoted to that
purpose. ,
The real truth of the matter is that
our universities are becoming too rl5'
fuse in their offerings to young mi
who have not developed either charac
ter or mental tendencies. Harvard has
turned out some of the great men of
the country in the past, especially
when it was poor and when students
lived in bare rooms and dined at com
mons. We do not see the young men
emerging now from Harvard or other
colleges who are able to tackle the
problems of the age. Philadelphia
Your second thoughts may be best
If they arrive on time.
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work only for women or for the hired
her. He takes pride in his ability to
make coffee and broil bacon over a
fire of coals, and greater pride In his
ability to go forth and forage for a
meal, capture his game and make his
own bread
There is another part of the play
that adds the necessary thrill to keep
all this serious work adequately sugar
coated. It is the actual scouting. The
enemy is somewhere in the neighbor
hood and must be discovered. Parties
of three or four are sent forth to in
vestigate. They can creep through
the underbrush without making a
sound, can climb trees and swim riv
ers in the quest. They learn to find
their way by means of maps and com
pass and to steer their course by the
sun and stars. Instruction in the sig
nal code with smoking torch and bon
fi ro is a part of the camp course,
nnd they are taught the system of
flag signals in use in the British army
There is target practice and the man-
il of arms, setting up exercise and
'less parade drill In the day's work.
All this appeals to the boy while It
is developing bis body and molding
his character. He becomes alert and
strong, cultivates the habit of close
observation and attention to details,
and better than all these, he is im
bued with the sentiment that it Is
worthy nnd kind to be gentle toward
tne weak ami helpless, that a fellow
who would lie or cheat or in any way
take an unfair advantage is a person
beneath contempt, and that the fel
low who "cherishes a grouch" is de
cidedly in the way and ought not to
be tolerated. He is saturated with the
thought that selfishness anil coward
ice are despicable. He Is charged to
do each day some worthy and un
selfish act, to help some one in dis
tress or add to some one's comfort
and happiness.
The Hore' Prayer.
Pattetlc and Ironical as it may
seem, the horse looks up to man as
hts god. In the Swedish they have
a "Prayer of the Horse," addressed to
his human lord and master, which ia
sum is as follows:
"O lord, ray master, I thank anil
adore you for tlie kind word you spokt
to me long ago, and I strive in the
hope that you will pet me once in j
while. If I cannot understand what
you wish me to do, please be patient
and show me. Don't beat me or jerk
on the reins, but look and see if some
thing is not wrong with the harness
"I beg of you not to whip me go
ing up hill, nor give me loads heavier
than I can pull. Keep me shod so
that I can get a foothold, and don't
let the farrier cripple my feet. If I
am sick or have an ulcerated tooth
;:;o easy with me for a day, as I am
l in ;-,iue myseu wnu
"Oh, grant me cool, clean water in
trie hot weather, and let me not eat
my fodder dry.
"Finally, when my strength is gone,
and I cannot any more work for you
enough to be worth my keep, I be
seech of you don't let me be sold to
drag a vender's cart, but take my life
in the quickest and easiest way, and
God will reward you in this life and
in heaven. Amen."
Everybody loves a hero a. long way
off, and picks unfairly at lis neigh
bor next door.
rrcdlcmueut lu Which " !
I'IhcviI Who l.oa Another.
If a woman could have the mime lib
erty of choice In the acquiring of
husband as a man bus in the selection
of a wife, consider the change it would
make In the marling" problem and In
the divorce court. It by no means fol
lows that because a man loves u wom
an she loves him, Margaretta M. Tut
tlo say In Collier's. But lie may b
tho only man who loves her, or lie may
bo the only man who Is eligible, or the
only man her people want her to mar
ry, or any one of a hundred onllcs you
can easily think of for youiielf. And
what then? There may be mitu unat
tainable man the woman really does
love, but what can she do? Almost
nothing! She Is bound to i hoove from
the men who comn to her. True, hIio
can stay single, and many women do
so, nnd on this very accouiii Unit
Uiey never have happened to love the
men who loved them. Hut to stay sin
gle Is not a solution of the question,
and It does not appeal to the majority
of women. Nino times out of ten the
wovian locks up In her heart the Ideal
of a husband she has fornn d, or the
preferences she has Inherited or iut
qulred, or tho thought of the other
man, nnd takes tho man who wants to
marry her, whether or not be Is the
man she wants to marry. If she is a
woman of character she persuades her
self and others that ho Is the man she
wants to marry. She lends herself to
whatever form his wooim: may take.
If ho is blonde and bearded, though
she prefers dark eyes and shaven facs,
yet you would never guess it from
word of hers. She may have assured
herself every day that she will marry
only a man of dignity, but she will re
cant when her suitor proves a down.
She may adore spontaneous nierriness,
and not only marry a straiglnlaced
prude, but swear that it is the only
kind of man she can endure.
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The t ree.
While the Cree Indians are not,
properly speaking, United States prop
lertv. exceutinc a few who have found
their way into Montana and North
Dakota, no list of Indian tribes is
reallv complete without some remarks
upon this extraordinary people a na
tion which covers more territory, witn
its various little bands and scattered
groupings, than any other race of red
men on the continent. In lact, u is
doubtful whether any savage nation
In the world roves over an equal space
nf ground, excepting, possibly, the
Arabs, and there are a thousand Arabia
to every cree.
A man of North America, with tho
Cree hunting grounds marked in red,
would have a decidedly pinkish appear
ance north of the United Slates boun
dary line. The Cree Indian inhabits
Labrador, northern Quebec, and the
wilderness of t'ngava. He rove? on
either shore of Hudson bay. Ills camp
fires dot the vast expanse of the north
western territories from Winnipeg to
far Mackenzie, from Hudson bay to"
the Rocky mountains. The great for
ests of Keewatin, Saskatchewan, anil
even the Yukon are his hunting field.
He conies down upon the plains, and
even crosses the boundary line. Many
of the Chippewa at Turtle mountain
are really Cree, and bands of them in
fest the Flathead and Fort Pelknap
reservations, in Montana. The Mon
tagnais of Quebec, the Neskapl of Un
gava, the Salteaux of Keewatin, the
Wood Cree of the western forests, and
the Plains Cree of the prairie are all
brothers in language. They are Algon
quin, related in many ways to the
Chippewa, but shorter In stature and
stronger physically.
The hunting grounds of the Cree
must cover a total area of not much
under 2,000,000 square miles, and the
tribe, in its various branches, num
bers perhaps 23,000 souls. Consump
tion is rife among many of the Cree
tribes, but the number of the whole
race does not materially lose or gain
from year to year.
The Cree, though always friendly to
the whites, have had their share of
war, and have waged campaigns with
fair success against the Sioux, Black
feet, and Eskimo. A large proportion
of them are mixed bloods, and perhaps
half the tribe are descended from
French or Scotch traders and trapper!
of the long ago.
I'lrt Jutlce to Wenr Girai.
"Few people, I venture to say, even
in high official positions, know what
justice wore the first gown in the Su
preme Court of the United btates,
said an authority on the subject re
cently. "When Justice John Jay took
the office he thought the members of
the supreme bench should wear fcowns
of some sort. Accordingly he appeared
in his own academic gown, which he
wore by virtue of having received a
degree from the University of Dublin,
or, as it was then known, Trinity col
lege. It was a trlcolored gown, too.
Such a garment would look peculiar
now, since the black gown has been
t'urlon Hemeuleii.
In Lincolnshire If a girl is suffering
with the ague she cuts off a lock of
her hair and ties it to an aspen tree.
Imploring the latter to shake in her
stead. In good old Ross-shire, where
every once in a while a rooster is
buried alive as a. remedy for epilepsy
not in the rooster, but in the person
who does the burying some of the
hair of the patient Is generally added
to the offering. London Standard.
Ont of TrnlnlnK.
"My boy's back from college."
"How doea he take holt ' on the
"I hain't seen him make no cane
rush for the woodpile." Kansas City
Which would you rather have cut
off, providing it was necessary to lose
one or the other: an arm or a kg?
No man ever loves the way he
thought he would. He loves the way
be has to or Is allowed to.

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