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No Is the Time to Bu
Wonderful Luck of Ensign on United
States Battleship.
Lieutenant-Commander A. B. Wil
lits, whose family lives in a Phila
delphia suburb, has written an inter*
esting letter home from nis ship, the
Iowa, which is cruising in South
American waters with the South At
lantic squadron. The officer tells
how last month the squadron was
halted in the harbor of a little south
ern city that was muc'i excited over
a lottery drawing soon to be pulled
off. An ensign on a sister ship of the
Iowa bought for $1 a one-tenth chance
at the $100,000 prize, and then, out
of curiosity, attended the drawing.
There was considerable rigmarole
for a time, and a dark-skinned native
posted on a board a number. The en
sign looked at his ticket, and it was
the same as that which had won. He
could not. he said afterward, speak.
He had to walk out into the air. Hia
delight was indescribable. The next
day one of the officials of the lottery
brought to him aboard his ship a bag
containing $10,000 in gold. Ag he is
poor and as he is also manied, he
thinks the money will come in very
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Surgeons' Sutures.
Modern surgery employs dozens of
different kinds of thread for sewing
up cuts and wounds. Among them
are kangaroos, horsehair, silk and
very fine silver wire. The short,
tough tendons taken from the kanga
roo, which are used for sewing severe
wounds, are particularly valuable and
have saved many lives they hold for
about a month before they break
away. Silk thread will hold for much I
longer, sometimes six months, while
the fine silver wire is practically in
destructible. Thus a surgeon is able i
to select a thread that wiU last as
long as the wound should take to
heal, and will then disappear com
pie.te.ly.Science Sii'tings.
The Need of the Forests.
Scientific research, says the Syra
cuse Post-Standard, has much to teach
us as to the possibilities of removing
lumber without damaging the forests
but lumbering, as it is understood at
present, has nothing to do with scien- I
tific forestry. The state of New
York never showed its superiority in i
any more convincing way than when
it went into the business of buying
lands in the Adirondacks for the pur
pose of protecting forests against
fire. The state now owns 1,352,356
acres in the Adirondacks and 84,000
In the Catskills a total of 2,244 I
square miles, a wood lot considerably i
bigger than the state of Delaware.
Choicest Brands.
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Los Angeles' Wants.
The trouble with Los Angeles, says
the Los Angeles Times, is that we
want so many things, and we want
them all at oncegood telephone ser
vice, more shade, clean streets, more
paved streets, wires of all kinds un
derground, bigger water mains, more
school houses, another sewer to the
sea, no third rail in the streets, a
convenient hall, a speed ordinance
that is strictly enforced, fewer sa
loons, no bucket shops and no pool
rooms, less oil oirtfche streets, less dust
and a few other things too numerous
to catalogue. They will all come along
in time, no doubt.
Has Had Long Span of Life.
Amos Martin of Princeton, Pa., has
just passed his one hundred and
sixth birthday. He was a Highland
piper at the battle of Waterloo.
When he married his first wife, who
was a spinster and owned a farm,
he drove to her place with a blind
horse, found her in a shed milkiug a
cow, held an umbrella over her
while he proposed in a manner most
unconventionallor it was raining
and wedded her next day. She died
when he was ninety-six years old.
Five years ago he wedded a widow
who was sixty years old.
The Ruler of Morocco.
The Sultan of Morocco is described
as a progressive young man whose
misfortunes are quite undeserved.
Though he grew up in the seclusion
of an Oriental palace and-had no real
education from the western point of
view, he has thrown off the cramping
influence of early training and is keen
to acquire knowiedge. Europeans who
have visited his court have been
struck by his unusual intelligence, and
they say he actually does possess a
rough working acquaintance with the
practical side of modern science.
Lady Curzon's Bloodhound.
Lady Curzon, the Indian vicereine,
is exceedingly fond of dogs. In her
kennels some time ago there was a
beautiful bloodhound pup which had
been presented to her by a native
prince. A friend of Lady Curzon's
who was being taken around the ken
nels the other day asked the blood
hound's name. "Oh, that dog's name is
Morgan." replied Lady Curzon. "What
made you call him Morgan?" asked
the unsuspecting visitor. "Because."
replied the vicereine, "he never loses
a scent."
Poodle Saved the Doll.
French poodles, for all their fop
pishness, are cast in the heroic mold,
at witness the latest story from
Paris. A fire was raging in the Rue
Monsigny, and while the family shiv
ered on the cobbles their poodle
sprang through the flaming door,
raced up the smoldering staircase,
and in a trice returned, with the
baby's doll in his jaws.
New York's SuttrcaEury Discovered
117,000 of Them in 1901.
In the minor coin division of the
United States subtreasury in New
York of 42,000,000 pennies received
Uiere in 1901 over 117,000 were coun
terfeit of the $2,026,000 received in
minor coinsnickels, 3-cent pieces
and pennies$1,331 were in counter
feit pieces. Although the Baltimore
subtreasury has no record of the
amounts of coins detected here, be
cause of the fact that the United
States secret service men collect all
of these coins from this city and take
them to Washington for experimental
purposes and for the purpose of de
tecting whether or not any new coun
terfeits are being circulated, it is
known that but comparatively few
spurious coins find their way into
the local office of the treasury.
About 15,050,000 pennies- are handl
ed by the local subtreasury each
year, and of these a remarkably
small percentage have been found to
be of no value. It was stated at the
subtreasury yesterday that the prin
cipal trouble, as far as counterfeits
are concerned, has been with nickels.
Not more than about 500 of these are
received in a year, and receipts of
pennies have been proportionately
The man accustomed to the work
spots a bad penny in the fraction of
& second. Counting at a speed almost
too fast for the untrained eye to fol-,
low, he seldom, if ever, misses one
that is off color or that lacks the
sharpness of outline in the modeling
of a genuine one.
The expert, however, is seldom able
to tell you what are the things that
mark for him a particular coin as
spurious. His senses are so highly
trained to the work that he differen
tiates and chooses almost instinctive
ly. It is merely a matter of unremit
ting vigilance and long experience.
Baltimore American.
Long-Headed Man Not Wasting Money
"in Advertising.
He came into the office looking
greatly worried.
"I wish,' said he to the advertising
man, "to advertise a lost dog, and I
want you to put it in big typethe
bigger the betterand say I'll give a
sovereign for the return of the ani
mal. Now I think of it, you can dou
ble the reward, for I've got to have
that dog back."
"When was he lost?" inquired the
advertising man.
"Yesterday. He went away with
one of my boys and failed to return."
"Couldn't the boy tell you where he
lest the dog?"
"No he was lost with the dog, and
I haven't found him yet."
"What!" exclaimed the newspas.tr
man. "You don't mean to say t\ l.t
the boy is lost and you are only ad
vertising for the return of the dog?"
"Certainly I do. The boy will be
returned free of cost, but it takes
money to get a dog back. I know all
about it. Lsge lost them both before."
And the newspaper man had ao
cumulated some more knowledge.
"Roughing It" Up to Date*
"Hello, old man! Where have you
beeK" asked a shirtwaist nan of a
sun-browned friend, at the two met in
a Sixth avenue elevated train last
Friday, according to the New York
"Up in the Adirondacks camping
out. Had an invitation from a friend
who has a camp up there, and I tell
you we had a grand old time," he
"Lots of fun roughing it in the
mountains for a few weeks, isn't it?"
"Fun! I should say so! It beats
all the other 'roughing it' I ever came
I up against. My friend who extended
his hospitality has a new log cabin up
there. Two stories, 11 rooms finest
beds you ever lay on hard wood
I floors, Oriental rugs, stained glass
windows fur trophies and huge ant
lers in the broad hall six servants,
with a French chef at the head and
&ach meals every delicacy of the
season gun- rods, dogs, horses,
i boats icehouse full of everything that__
1 requires ice, and all that sort of
thing without end.
"I tell you, a little roughing it for
a few weeks is a fine thing after a
gay winter in the city."
A Protean Youth.
"Can you give me a job?" wrote a
young man a few days ago to John
P. Landrine, who has" a shop in Ber
gen Avenue, Jersey City. Landrine
wrote back ask.'ng the applicant to
specify his qualifications. By return
mail he received a letter Men ran
about this way:
"I am a comparatively young man.
but have had large business experi
ence, as per the following: I am an
expert typewriter, a bookkeeper, a
proficient stenographer, a telegraph
operator, an experienced snow shov
eler, a first-class corn husker and
peanut roaster, have somo knowledge
of clipping puppy dogs' ears, am 3
skillful chiropodist, a practical farmer
and cook can take care of horses:
can crease trousers: can open oysters
and repair umbrellas. I have receiv
ed a medal for reciting 'Curfew Shall
Not Ring To-night.'
That marvelous mass of accom
plishments could not be overlooked
by Landrine. The young man went
to'work in the Jersey City shop the
next day. "He ought to be a mighty
handy man," said the boss.
Ames Gets Further Stay.
Minneapolis. May in.The defense
in the Ames bribery case, which closed
i Thursday with a verdict of guilty,
yesterday asked for a stay of sentence.
Judge Elliott grafted the request.
One Thing That It la Always Advisable
to Do Refers Going for the Axe.
"It seemed to me," said Mr. BUJtops,
"that I had never known a drawer to
stick so in all my experience. I got
hold of both handles squarely and
fairly, braced my knee against the
next drawer under that one and pulled
as hard as I could and couldn't budge
"Then I tried to work it out, pulling
first at one end and then at the
other. I could start either end a lit
tle, but that's all I'd get about half
an inch on it and that's all I could
get. Then I tried pounding on it the
way you do on car windows when
they stick, but it was no use couldn't
move it. After that I tried the straight
pull on it again, and almost upset the
bureau this time. I did joggle some
things off the top,.of it and then I was
meditating on going for the axe when
Mrs. BiTItop passing the door, look
ed in.
'Is the drawer locked, Ezra?' she
^vnd by jiminy hoe-cakes, the draw
er was locked. The key was in the
lock, and somebody, I or somebody,
had some time or other turned it, and
It had never occurred to me to try it
now. In fact, I never thought any
thing about the key or the lock at all,
one way or the other, but when I
had turned that key, the drawer open
ed just as easy. And I made up my
mind that hereafter the first thing I
should always do when I came across
a bureau drawer that stuck would be
to see if it wasn't locked."New York
J(r Wright's Scheme for Keeping Hei
Husband's Memory Green,
Mrs. William L. Wright, widow of
the pastor of a Richmond (Va.) Bap
tist church, has evolved a novel way
of perpetuating her husband's mem
ory. She sent several of his photo
graphs, taken at "different times, to a
iocal photographer and had them
mounted on cardboard, with brief
comments of his life and work and
tributes from contemporary preach
ers sketched in between the pictures.
These cards were then taken to the
dead pastor's church, says the New
York Mail and Express and offered
for sale among the congregation at
ten cents a card to cover the expense
of production. In a very short while
after the people of the congregation
knew that these cards could be had
they were all bought up.
Think or *h Mora'.
"You needn't talk to me about the
danger of taking medicine in the
dark," said the middle-aged woman
with the beautiful White hair, accord
ing to the New York Evening Sun.
And, by the way, white hair is quite
ordinarily seen on the heads of com
paratively young persons nowadays.
'No, you needn't talk to me about the
danger of chat practice. I know all
about it. Last right I went to the
medicine closet to get that bottle of
hair tonic. It is marked for 'external
use only,' you know, and I remember
ed that all right. I got a bottle and
then, as I was in a hurry, I just pulled
out the stopper and rubbed some of
the stuff on my head. 'Oh! how sooth
ing that is,' I thought to myself. 'It
may not do my hair any good, but at
any rat it is invigorating. Kind of
cools the head.' Then I went into the
light in the other room. I hadn't got
the right bottle. I had got the bottle
of red inK."
Miss Roosevelt's Characteristics.
Miss Roosevelt is said by a writer
in Munsey's to have the distaste for
old-fashiored domesticity which is
more or less characteristic of the
modern girl. Mrs. Roosevelt is an ex
quisite needlewoman. Her daughter's
utmost efforts in that line are con
fined to the making of little gifts for
her friends. Mrs. Roosevelt is a not
able housekeeper, as well as brilliant
hostess. Miss Rooseieit, although she
cheerfully enough answeed any call
for house duties at the family's Oyster
Bay home, has always preferred a
free, outdoor life. She is, however,
scrupulous in social matters, keeping
her calling lists posted with the ex
actness of a bank book and answer
ing all invitations with her own hand.
She is, moreover, an athletic young
woman with an inherited fondness for
Were Not I,oTe Letters.
Among the young women in the
navy department is one who includes
among her duties tnat of indexing the
official mail signed by Mr. Darling,
assistant secretary of the navy. She
is gifted with a real sense of humor,
which aids her in overcoming the
monotony of her work. The other day
she was chatting with some female
acquaintances, and one of them asked
her what her duties were. "Oh, I
don't do much, but read a lot of let
ters signed 'Darling:'" Her friends
made desperate efforts to find out who
the enamored swain was, but the
young clerk, with admirable simula
tion of coyness refused to give details.
How to Tie a Scarf.
"The majority of men in tying a
four-in-hand scarf or bow tie it too
carefully," said an expert the other
day. "A tie very symmetiically tied I
looks like the ready made up article
a resemblance that no dressy man
aims at. The proper way to do the
trick is to knot the tie a little bit
awry. This does away with the ready I
made appearance that comes of too
careful tying and gives an artistic ef- i
feet. There is quite a knack in doing
the thing correctlythat is. getting I
just enough of the negligee into the
appearaace of the tied-up scarf."
What a Westerner Mttses in the Great:
Eastern- State.
One of the things a westerner
misses in Massachusetts is the letter
R. A teacher in one of the schools
near Boston was conducting a class in
spelling. Tne exercise consisted in
writing down sentences read aloud by
the teacher. "Mistah Mo'se went to"
Bawston," said the teacher. The lit
tle girl from the west set it down:
"Mr. Moss went to Boston," and could
not understand why she was credited
with an error in the marrking of her
paper later in the uay. The little girZ
has been ail but mobbed by her school
matesin the cheerful way of these
young savages everywherefor using
the short O, tne final & and the round
R, and she doesn't know whether to
surrender for peace, or to stand for
her American right to give correct ut
terance to the language of the coun
try. One of the teachers did try to as
similate the R. She even insisted that
her pupils should use it. You must
say "moth-er," she urged. "Moth-er,"
lisped the urchin addressed. "Theahv
that's proppah," said the teacher, ap
provingly.National Magazine.
Police Court Lawyer Gives His Defini
tion of a "Decent" Thief.
Speaking of one of his clients, a po
lice court lawyer said tne other day:
"He is quite a decent thief. He has
a brother who is in the same line of
business, but he is a bum."
When asked what he meant by a
decent thief, he said, with a philo
sophical gravity:
"Well, that's the kind of fellow who
will save for the rainy day, so that
when he gets in trouble he has ready
cash for us lawyers. There are lots of
thieves of this kind. I know a me
thodical pickpocket, who sets aside
so much a week for what he calls 'the
legal department.' He pays his debts
promptly, and is absolutely honest in
everything outside the regular course
of his business. The story goes that
he once returned a pocketbook to a(
woman who dropped it in a crowd and!
then stole from her. When arraign
ed, he made a clean breast of it, ex
plained that running away with some
tning which anotner person happened1
to drop wag not in his line."New
York Commerc'*? Advertiser.
Trial by Ordeal.
In the Odessa District Court of Rus
sia an extraordinary example of the
peasants superstitions came recently
before the public. A coachman named'
Andrej Oleynik had been robbed of[
16s., and suspicion fell upon an old
Bulgarian, Peter Dutcho, who had*
been staying in the house over night:
Dutcho swore that he was not guilty.i
but Oleynik said: "If you are inno
cent then sit on the heatea stove!"
Dutcho, to prove his innocence, will
ingly sat upon the redhot stove, with!
the natural result that he received1
terrible burns. Still he protested he
had not stolen it, and Oleynik con
sulted 3 proph^'^ss, who also said
that Dutcho wr.s innocent. His accus
er then humbly knelt before the burn
ed martyr, and begged for forgive
ness with tears, and offered 2s. as
compensation. Dutcho generously,
forgave, and was taken to a hospital,
where after some time he was releas
eda cripple for the rest of his life.
Oleynik, however, was impeached by
the authorities for "mishandling," but
the case was remanded to await medi
cal opinion as to Dutcho's sanity.
Fanny Story with Serious Moral.
A correspondent writes: "Your good
story of W. S. Gilbert reminds me of
a still better one that poor Corney
Grain used to tell of the Bab balladist.
Mr. Gilbert was on a visit to a friend.
On the morning after his arrival he
was chatting with his host before
breakfast when he became suddenly
aware that 'family prayers' were
I about to be read. The "household filed
in and the distinguished guest knelt
down on the spot where he happened
to be standing. Looking up he caught
his host's eye fixed on him with a
warning glance, which he, however,
failed to read aright. The service be
gan: 'Almighty Father, who has made
all men alike (more telegraphic
glances), rich, and poor, gentle and
simple Then, unable to contain
himself any longer, the host called
out: 'Gilbert, you are kneeling among
the servants!'"London M. A. P.
Talma go Changed His Subject.
Dr. Tannage, during his visit to Eng
land in 1879, had been engaged to
preach in p. church in one of the large
towns of England. On arriving at the
building he found it besieged by a
throng of from 15,000 to 20,000 people.
Naturally he expected the place would
be crowded inside instead of this, he
was surprised to find it only moder
ately full.
"Why," he demanded of the pastor,
"don't you let this crowd of people
come in?"
"Oh said he. "each person inside
has paid four shillings to come in."
Dr. Talmage had intended to preach,
from the text, "Without money and
without price." He changed his sub
He Took the Job.
A characteristic story is told of
Abe Gruber. the well-known New York
lawyer. When he was a boy looking
for something to do he saw the sign,
"Boy Wanted," hanging outside a
store in New York. He picked up.
the sign and entered the store. The
proprietor met him.
''What did you bring that sign in.
here for?'" asked tne storekeper.
"You won't need it any more," said
Gruber. cheerfully. "r
the job.'
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