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MAN ,ND HIS
tfhon a fellow's kind of wobbly and uncer
tain on hi feet,
And has to work lllte &Uty for to pt totU
ends to meet
Whon he's not of much account and ha to
take what ho cim pet
The people don't corn fiocUn' to be friends
of Ms, you bt I
TUoy don't cob,., sayln' "Old chap, I'm tho
only friend you've pot ! "
And " Krmninln-r that we're brothers." and
tbut kind of toinniyrot
No, indeed !
And they don't g"t jealous ovor you when
friend are what you need.
If a fellow's kind of lonesooio and would
like a friend or two
t... . i . i n i i
JuHt to . come mund and Jolly hhu when
t..- TMi?7i .'i .1 i
II the shirt that bo's woarln !s the only one
And he never allowed tho public that ho's
really on the spot,
J THE PROFESSOR'S REVENGE. J
"Prof. MeVint regrets that, owing to
hia absence from town, his lecture on
'The Aspirate la Greek' la unavoidably
This was the notice that greeted the
crowd of students as they surged In
one mass to class room No. 20 on the
morning of June 5, Borne two or three
"Hello! what's the meaning of this?"
Bald Pennington. "The old fellow was
hero as late at 10 o'clock last night,
for I was with him at tho science pic
nic yesterday, and it was after 10 by
the time we got back. He's gone off
"Perhaps he hadn't time to get his
lecture ready," suggested one.
"More likely his mother is dead,"
"Ten to one he's In 'love, and gone
off to pop the question," added a third.
At this there waa a general laugh, in
which you would have joined if you
had known the professor. Tall, lean
and angular, with a, decided stoop, and
eyes that were screwed up almost to
vanishing point, he was hardly the
personage with whom to associate any
Idea of the tender passion. His age,
too, was against him, though no one
knew exartlv what that ace was. If
you saw him walking home from col
.lege along the esplanade you put him
down at 50, but when you saw his face
aglow with enthusiasm as he lectured
on the beauties of the Greek particles
you changed your mind and said he
might be 30.
Anyhow, he was not popular. His
dry Scotch humor was not appreciated
it very often bit too deeply into the
feelings of his victim to be pleasant,
and all who came beneath the lash of
'jls tongue bore him no small grudge
for .what he made them suffer. Then
ne lived absolutely apart irom coiiege
life, not even mixing with the other
members of the staff. Consequently he
knew little of what was passing around
him, and was given credit for knowing
He had never been known to miss a
lecture; even when one morning he
found on his arrival at college that
his class room had been burned out in
the night he calmly remarked to the
crowd of students near the door. "I
think, ladies and gentlemen, with your
permission, we will deliver our lecture
in the corridor." No wonder, therefore,
that there was no small stir when this
historic notice stared the world un
blushingly in the face.
"I wonder what it can be," said Eva
Miller to her friend Jemima Bates, as
they turned slowly from the class room
door and walked away down the cor
ridor. "Poor man, I am afraid there is
something wrong; and he has no one
to look after him or do things for him.
It seems a very lonely life."
"Oh, he is perfectly happy in his
work," replied Jemima; "he doesn't
want any one to look after him." Jem
ima judged all men (and women) by
her own feelings, which is a danger
ous thing to do.
"I don't know," said her companion
doubtfully. "However, it's no concern
of mine, so I'm off to the tennis field
Had she only known that it was a
very great concern of hers she would
have given the matter a little more
The previous day, as young Tenning
ton had said, had been the science pic
nic. Much to the surprise of everybody,
the professor finally accepted his invit
ationthough he wrote first of all de
clining. A perusal of the list of in
vited "arts" .3 the cause of his
change of mind. The fact was Prof.
MeVint was in love it had taken som6
time to convince him of the fact, and
he had argued it out pro and con with
himself in every imaginable way. But
from the conclusion he could not es-
Eduction invariably came out: "There
fore, I love her."
He began to notice it first in this
way: Into his mind as he was busy in
the preparation of his lectures, there
would creep the surreptitious thought,
"What will she think of this? How
will she take that?" Then he found
himself thanking Providence that by
its kindly ordering the lady students
sat in the front row during lectures
and, therefore, more within range ef
his somewhat limited vision. The next
They don't conie erowdln' round Mm, nor
stick out t'li-lr hands and say:
"We'ro your frludi( old man, we lov you;
We're tho haine blood, nnyway ! "
No, Indued !
Hut they watch to lve tho boot to you when
friends uro what you need.
When things hate pot to comln' as a follow
waiU 'era to,
When his pockuts a ro all bultfln and hli
oIo'b are fine and new,
When he ttteps out proud aud lordly and
ain't k'ot n thin to fear,
Thoro's a eudden c1ihdk cornea over folks
that used to wink nud miwr.
Thoy come runntu' then to tell you that
ii:ey ro nu your iriendB, ana mty
That they'ro always been doud anxious for
to liolp you out some way
,. , , ,,
Friends are always mighty plentiful when
friends alu't what jou need.
thing that he was conscious of was that
ho was hunting high and low in his
room for a pair of glasses far stronger
than' those he generally used and not
at all necessary for mere reading pur
poses. Two or three times he lost his
place In his notes and stood confused
and put to shame before the class a
thing that had never happened before
in all his experience. Finally he came
to tho conclusion that the tie which
he had been wearing when tho senior
student was a freshman, and which ho
had orn ever since, was a little tho
worse for wear and must be replaced,
and then what ho had long suspected
broke fully on his mind. Such a whole
sale revolution could mean but one
Thus it came to pass that on riotlc
ing the name of Eva Miller among
thoso invited to the picnic the profes
sor suddenly changed his mind. He was
a man of few words and prompt deeds.
He would try his luck that very day.
To describe his feelings during the
drive to the scene of action would be
impossible. Strangely out of place in
the middle of the chattering crowd, dis
trusting his own powers and yet so
bold as to amaze himself, the profes
sor sat alone and neglected in a corner
of the brake. The kindness of heaven,
however, aided a little by the cunning
of man had placed the object of his ad
oration almost opposite him. So, while
he gazed blankly into space, and was
supposed by any one who gave him a
passing thought to be elaborating a
new treatise on "The Particles," he
could all the time feast his eye unob
served on the vision of beauty not two
Lunch eaten, the whole party broke
up and .scattered in all directions, as
parties will do till the end of time.
Now was his opportunity; he would
follow the group containing his idol at
a little distance, and surely he would
get a chance of speaking with her
alone before long. Keeping the group
in sight and himself out of it, he
dawdled and hung about, as is the way
of people who are doing their best not
to overtake a friend a little way ahead.
He walked forward, then back a bit,
then on again, then back, then stood
stock still for a few moments, pretend
ing to use his watch as a compass,
and then, finding that some one had
been watching his maneuvers with un
feigned interest, bolted straight ahead
as if ne were shot from a gun. In less
than two minutes he was upon the
eroun. but. alas! his eves hn.a divert
him false again, and she was ir fbre.
What did he want with Jemima Bates?
Having tried to explain his sudden
swoop down on those unprotected fe
males, and having dismally failed
therein, he turned aside, sick at heart,
and entered a small plantation of
young trees. A narrow footpath led
through this, and as he neared the
stile that opened on the fields beyond
he saw two figures leaning against it.
Another moment showed him Eva Mil
ler and young Pennington deep in con
versation and oblivious of all around.
Quietly and unobserved he turned bacK,
and on reaching his rooms that night
he told his landlady he had to go away
by the early train for two or three
days. Hence that notice on the class
The professor's dream was over;
there was but one thing left revenge,
and the professor settled down to plan
and scheme how best to obtain it. ln
nington was reading with him for a
classical scholarship at Oxford, so the
professor saw the way quite clear. In
stead of one hour extra in the evening,
he gave his pupil two, and sometimes
even more, out of his own valuable
time. He looked up all his old notes
and helps, and lent them to his enemy;
he corrected all his work with especial
care and went to the trouble of writ
ing out model answers for his pupil to
copy. In short, painstaking and thor
ough as Prof. MeVint had always been,
he had never taken such pains or used
such thorough methods with a pupil
before. Nothing was too much trouble
for him. "At any rate," he used to
murmur to himself, as deep in his
heart he nursed his revenge, "if she
can't marry me she shall marry one
of the best students Oxford and this
place ever turned out."
And. when eighteen months later the
news came that Guy Pennington had
pulled off the top "schol," at Balliol
tho proftsfov's revenge waa coripleta,
and his rat Israel lun knew no bound.
"Congratulate you tuotit heartily, Me
Vint," Bald Dr. t'mltherB, the physics
dernonntrator, "ono of your best suc
cess; won't Ml.sa Miller bo glad!"
"Oh. nonsense," returned tho prcdVs
r.or, "no credit due to mo at all. A fel
low with brains like thut could get any
thing, no matter who prepared him.
Hut" with a sign "I'm very glad for
"Yes," answered tho doctor, breezily,
"Bhe always was proud of her brother.
Good morning, MeVint!" and he was
gone like a shot. The professor stood
looted to tho ground. Her brother! Her
brother! What could it all mean? .
And then was Been a Eight such as
nover before was witnessed by gods or
men. Students on their way to college
stepped, amazed. Amiable old gentle
men out for their constitutional forgot
their amiability, and sworo horribly as
they were rudely hustled and pushed
aside; elderly females screamed, "Hi!
Stop thief 1" butchers' boys whistled
and cackled; servant girls craned their
heads out of windows; little dogs bark
ed and yelped for pure (blight; and all
the universe stood, still, as Prof. Me
Vint, gathering up tho skirts of his
ample gown, flew down the length of
the esplanade in pursuit of the unsus
"Brother, did you say," he burst out,
as ho cought that worthy by the arm;
"did you say he was her brother?"
Smithers stared blankly at him for
a moment. "Oh, I had forgotten," he
said, looking around with an annoyed
air. "What a fus3 about nothing! Of
course I said brother though he is real
ly only her step-brother, Pennington's
father died soon afi.er he was born,
and his mother subsequently married a
Miller. I thought everybody knew that
But what diuerence docs it make?"
That was a question the professor
declined to answer. What difference?
Why, this difference; that before 10
o'clock that evening the professor had
told Miss Miller of the episode of the
stile (among other things), and she
had laughingly said: "You poor dear,
and so you really thought Guy and I
were lovers. You see, even professors
don't known everything. And to think
we have wasted eighteen months!"
What the professor said in reply,
history does not record. Black and
A Dog Ambulance.
A dog ambulance is likely to be es
tablished shortly ia connection with
the British military service, says the
The dogs of the wrar ambulance are
intended, when trained, to find the cas
ualties on a widely scattered battle
field, and so shorten delays in search
The trials recently made of dogs
trained by Major Richardson fehowed
how certain breeds can be trained to
find the wounded when hidden in rocks,
wood or grass, even where the scent
was crossed by water, and to guide
the bearers by continuous barking.
In South Africa there was often dif
ficulty in recovering the wounded ow
ing to the wide extent of front, and
when night fell before the work coum
be completed, as in the case of big
actions, some wounded were not recov
ered before dawn.
The best dogs for the purpose are L..
Bernards, cross-bred setters and col
lies, especially those of deer-tracking
"Terr," Reed's Dog.
There was one loyal and devoted
member of the late "Tom" Reed's fam
ily to whom the death of his master
would have come as a great grief if his
own had not forestalled it. This was
Dash, the dog, for many years the
family pet, and well known to all the
family friends, who never failed to in
quire for him. The dog's death was in
the nature of a tragedy. It was not an
event to reach the newspapers, but Mr.
Reed told the story to an old Maine
friend, who, visiting Portland this
summer, made the usual inquiries for
Poor Dash had grown so old that hia
years did not sit easily upon him. His
nerves were sensitive, everything irri
tated him, and he was cross and snap
pish. The family finally decided that
the situation was unbearable and Dash
was punished. If such a thing had
happened to him before, it was so long
ago in his puppy days that Dash had
forgotten it. Mr. Reed always insisted
that his heart was literally broken by
the humiliation, for Dash never raised
his head again, and died the next day.
Since his death Dash has held as high
a place in the family memory as he
had before held in its affections. New
He Made a Mistake.
"President Harper," explained the
thoughtful man, "may be very learned
and wise in many ways, but he lacks
knowledge of the fair sex. He has
suggested a $50,000 building for tho
pirls exclusively, and they naturally
don't want it. Now, if he had only
been diplomatic enough to get some
woman to sugajrst this, and had then
vigorously protested against it on the
ground that they couldn't afford any
such expenditure for the girls alone,
he would have had them all wildly in
sisting that they must have it." Chi
Tuesday Ik mother's birthday,
We're having a gnrJen feant;
Bhe s gettliiK a very old lady,
the inunt to twenty, at leaet.
Fhe ays thnt very old ladles
Ion't care so much wliHt th-y cut;
Bo fh's let me choose the goodies
Wo'ro to have ut tho gurdon treat.
I chose some cold plum pudding.
And some dnmsoti-tart and milk;
And Doily tdiall come to the party
la her very hottest tdlk.
Ten F'oor Boys.
William MeKlnley's early home was
plain and comfortable, and bis father
was able to keep him at Bchool.
Millard Fillmore was a Bon of a New
York farmer, end hi3 homo was an
humble one. He learned the business
of a clothier.
Andrew Jackson waa born in a log
hut in North Carolina, and was reared
in the pine woods for which . his state
John Adams, second president, was
the son of a grocer. of very moderate
means. The only start he had was a
Grover Cleveland's father was a
Presbyterian minister with a small
salary and a large family. The boya
had to earn their living.
Ulysses S. Grant lived the life of
a village boy, in a plain house on the
banks of the Ohio river until he was
seventeen years of age.
Abranam Lincoln was the son of a
wretcnedly poor farmer in Kentucky,
and lived in a log cabin until he was
twenty-one years old.
James K. Polk spent the earlier years
of his life helping to dig a living out
of a farm in North Carolina. He waa
afterwards clerk in a country store.
Andrew Johnson was apprenticed to
a tailor at the age of ten years by his
widowed mother. He wa3 never able
to attend school and picked up all
the education he ever had.
James A. Garfield was born in a log
cabin. He worked on a farm until he
was strong enough to use carpenter's
tools, when he learned the trade. He
afterwards worked on a canal.
It was a part of the Indian boys
hunting to find new and strange things
in the woods. They examined the
slightest sign of life; and if a bird had
scratched tne leaves off the ground, or
a bear dragged up a root for his morn
ing meal, they stopped to speculate on
the time when it was done. In "Indian
Boyhood" Dr. Charles A. Eastman,
himself an Indian, tells of the way in
which he and his companions caught
the animals of the wood.
Our devices for trapping small ani
mals, he says, were rude, but they were
often successful. For instance, we used
to gather up a peck or so of large,
sharp-pointed burs and scatter them in
the Tabbit's burrow-like path. In the
morning we would find the little fellow
sitting quietly in his tracks, unable to
move, for the burs stuck to his feet.
Perhaps the most enjoyable of all
was the chipmunk-hunt. After the first
thaw the chipmunks burrow a hole
through the snowy crust and make
their first appearance for the season.
Sometimes as many as fifty will come
together and hold a Bocial reunion.
These gatherings occur early in the
morning, from daybreak to about nine
We boys learned this, among other
eecrets of nature, and got our blunt
headed arrows together in good season
for the chipmunk expedition.
We generally went in groups of six
to a dozen or fifteen, to see which
would get the most. On the preceding
evening we selected several boys who
could imitate the chipmunk's call with
wildoat straws, and each of these pro
vided himseu with a supply of straw.
My first experience of this kind I
Btill remember well. It was a fine crisp
March morning, and the sun had not
yet shown himself as we hurried along
through the ghostly wood. Presently
we arrived at a place where there were
many signs of the animals. Then each
of us selected a tree, and took up his
position behind it. The chipmunk-call
er sat upon a log, a3 motionless as
possible, and began to call.
Soon we heard the rustle of little
feet on the hard snow; then we saw
the. chipmunks approaching from all
In a few minutes the chipmunk-caller
was besieged with them. Some ran
all over his person, others under him,
and still others ran up the tree against
which he was sitting. Each boy re
mained .immovable until the leader
gave the signal then a great shout
arose, and the chipmunks in their
fright ran up the different trees.
Now the shooting-match began. The
little creatures seemed to realize their
fcopeles3 position; they would try again
and (train to com down ti . trees an 5
'H ape from the deadly n 1 1 3. Vn u-t-vrr
M'veral of t!. ui ruued t...-ttrd U"
ground together, wo a,; hugr 4 '
nnd yelled frnntl!Jy to aro ti,. . . ,
Kach boy t,hno! alw-iys ai;alnt tho
trunk of tho tree, bo that the arrow
may bound biuk to hint every time;
otherwise, when ho had nhot away all
of his arrowd, he would bo holplenB,
nnd another, who had 1 leared his own
tree would come and take away his
game; t,o there was warm competition.
At last all tho chipmunks were killed
or gone, and then wo went on to an
other place, keeping up tho Bport un
til the sun canso out and the chip
munks refuted to answer to the call.
Geology, for Boys and Girls.
For those who love rocks and desire
to Btudy the odd and beautiful miner
als which nature Btrews around with
sue h lavish hand there is' no necessity
of taking long journeys or buying an
extensive equipment. All that is need
ed is a quick eye, sturdy feet, strong
hands and a few everyday tools which
are to be found in nearly every homo:
Any boy or girl who desires to go rock
hunting needs first something to carry
specimens in a small basket or bag
is just as good as a professional sat
chcl. To break off pieces or to cut a
Btone in half, a hammer, a cold chisel
and kitchen knife make a very com
plete and serviceable equipment.
. Tho first place to visit is a stoneyard
where housebuihlers obtain their sup
plies. Here are the blocks which come
from the quarries in one place. Incnoth
er are the stones after they have been
dressed by the stonecutters, and every
where are pieces and chips of the huge
bowlders, which have been broken or
cut off in trimming the stone. .
The commonest kinds found are the
sandstones and limestones. To the care
less observer they look alike, but a
lktle thought and a few experiments
will soon show anyone a big difference
between them. The first difference be
tween limestone and sandstone Is In
the grain. A limestone Is made up of
little grains of sand, which under heat
and pressure have compacted very
much as a boy forces snow together
to make a snowball. In a limestone the '
particles are much finer and have been
brought together more by the action 6f
water, in the form of mud and silt,
than in the form of little crystals.
When whitewash dries in a pail the
solid sediment which remains in the
pail is the beginning of limestone.
Another way of showing the differ
ence is to rub two pieces of stone to
gether. When you rub the sandstone
the grains separate, and, no matter
how long you rub, there is always a
roughish feel like sandpaper to the two
pieces. When you rub two pieces of
limestone the rubbing produces dust
and the surfaces become smoother and
smoother until they are almost like
glass. Of the sandstones, the common
est is the old red, which is best known
as brownstone. inis is the material
with which so many living houses are
built. Next to this is the pale red sand
stone, and then come yellow and gray
sandstones. In some parts of the world
there are greenish, bluish and black
sandstones, but these are very seldom
found in the eastern part of the United
States. The coloring comes not' from
the sand of the rock, but from other
substances which are mixed with it.
The limestones have a much larger
variety in color and appearance. They
begin at one end with snowwhite mar
ble and range to yellow, gray, brown
and black. Some are variegated and
others mottled. Now and then you run
across green marble, red marble and
In selecting pieces of sandstone and
limestone take the fragments from the
stoneyard and break them into pieces
a little larger than an egg. In striking
with the hammer you will notice that
limestone gives a clearer ring than
the sandstone and breaks in a differ
ent way, producing much sharper
edges and smoother surfaces. Take a
specimen of each different color, have
one of the workmen tell you what
quarry it comes from and write these
upon a little label which you paste on
one side of the specimen. In this way,
in any first-class stoneyard, you can
get from 40 specimens upward of sand
stones and limestones, which will give
a very good idea of those two valuable
materials. St. Louis Star.
A Rich Prince with Sense. v
Prince William Ernest, the present
ruler of Saxe-Weimar the state
which the late Prince Edward sacri
ficed by his morganatic mariage is a
young man in his twenties, who is said
to Lie on warm terms with Emperor
William, and to have a close interest ,,
m the kaiser's schemes for the devel
opment cf tho empire. He is rich
immensely rich with vast estates in
Holland and Silesia, and a fortune of
four millions sterling to spend. He Is
interesting, too, not merely because ho
is young and has his head screwed
tightly on his shoulders, but because
he is the only sovereign in the world
who has his own grandfather aa his 1
Woou'en Legs for the Survivors.
By order of the Japanese empress
wooden legs have been distributed to
the seven maimed survivors of the
Aomori disaster, when 200 Japanese
eoldierwc-re frozen to death.