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Several Important Points That Must Be Remembered. To teach a child with success re quires only common sense, good judg ment and gentleness. There are, how ever, thre other important points that must evei be foremost in the mind of the teacher. First of all, she must remember that to teach is to impart instruction not to find fault with ignorance, with lack of comprehension, with llstlessness or with forgetfulness Often, indeed, for i these last named faults, poor teaching is to blame. Second, there is the inflexible rule that requires a teacher to prepare every lesson carefully be fore giving It, in order to present it in an interesting and intelligible way. Third, there is the ever present dan ger of overdoing, against which the teacher mast always be on guard. In the Beginning short lessons fre quently varied give the best results. Ten or fifteen minutes for each study is enough, and tbis time limit must not be overstepped so long as to morrow represents another day.The Household, VITALITY OF BURNS' FAME. It Is One of the Great Facts of Our Literature. "The inquest" on Robert Burns was concluded long ago, but from time to time the findings are reviewed by crit ical writers, as in a recent symposium, says Collier's. A curious result thus chances. From every such inquisition the poet emerges the more radiant and triumphalthe critics are lost in the splendor they have evoked. It is one thing to make literature it is another and quite different thing to write about literature and the makers thereof. This is a truism, and yet the distinction is often confused, especially by the writ ers of criticism. Burns has survived several generations of critics, many of whom made a vain bid for remem brance by their praise or dispraise of him. The vitality of his fame is one of the great facts of our literature. Just an Incident in Georgia. Mr. Bud Spinks was awakened tho other morning by a Strang, grunting noise In his room, which proved to be the voice of a medium-sized alligator that was warming itself by the smol dering ashes of his fireplace and inci dentally trying to swallow his boots, which he fcad placed there to dry, and which he had bought on the install ment plan and had only made one pay- I ment on them. The saurian had sue ceeded in swallowing one boot and had the other downclear to the straps, which Mr. Spinks seized and pulled it out. The 'gator is now on exhibition at Minche's drug store, but will soon be slain in order that Mr. Spinks, who is going around with one boot and one slipper, may recover the other boot.-Adams Enterprise. The Roentgen Rays Failed. Hearing of the efficacy of the Roentgen rays for the removal of hairs from the upper lip a lady in Hanover, age thirty-five, applied to Dr. Karl Bruno Schurmayer, a prop erly qualified doctor and Roentgen ray specialist, for treatment. He operated twice, but instead of remov ing the superfluous hairs the opera tion resulted in the skin of the face becoming red and the lips swollen. The lady thereupon brought an action agalnBt the doctor and was awarded $60 damages, against whicn he appealed, but the decision has just been upheld. The Development of Africa. In Ethiopia and the Soudan, the work of development and exploitation is progressing. The treaty recently concluded between King Menelek and the British government probably means the early construction of the Berber-Suakin railroad via Kassala (costing some $15,000,000) and the subsequent extension of the Kassala line southward to Lake Rudolph, where eventually it will form a Junc tion with the Uganda railway, at the same time marking a long step toward the realization of the Cape-to-Cairo scheme. This Lunch Was a Success. A lady in Budapest recently gave a charitable lunch party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations, and the re sult was that 3,000 people arrived, all eager for the treat. Eventually the police had to draw their sabers to keep order among the revelers. There were no two opinions about the success o the function. The guests to a man declared they had never assisted in so intense and exciting a lunch before in their lives. They were quite cut up when the time came to go. Different After Five Years. William Glackins, who admires Whistler, cited the other day two let ters written by a collector of etchings to a certain print seller. Between the letters there was an interval of five years. Tbe first said: "I do not want etchings oy Whistler. They impress me as if flies that had fallen In an ink well had walked on old paper." The second letter said: "Send me every etching by Whistler the price of which is not ruinous."Philadelphia Record. Got It. At the close of the third act the .gifted tragedian was called before the curtain. "My friends," he said, ap parently much astonished and embar rassed, "your kindness overwhelms me. I have striven conscientiously to win your approval, but I was not pre pared for so magnificent a welcome and in tba suprise of the moment I find myself utterlyI hesitate for want of a roltabl word "Rats!" shouted a gallery hoodlum. THE TRAINING OF A CHILD. ROYALTY AT THE RECEPTION Wearisome Duties Imposed on Those In High Position. How royalty and their suites ever manage to survive those weary hours of standing is always a mystery to me, says "The Countess," in the London Outlook. "You get used to it in time," say tfce maids of honor, but ap parently not till they have been car ried out two or three times in a faint do the gentlemen-at-arms tightly but toned up in uniforms and smothered in helmets get used to the ordeal. It is within the memory of many how in Dublin a certain distinguished viceroy in the middle of a drawing room gave the order to close the doors, and having cleared the room the entire viceregal party sat down on the floor in various stages of collapse, and I often wonder how it is that our own king and queen are not similarly overcome on these occasions. Royal ty is the best paid profession, but as suredly, it must be also the most wearing. THE JOKE OF A KING. Historic Hoax Perpetrated by Gusta vus III. of Sweden. King Gustavus III. of Sweden had been frequently invited to the little court of Schwerin. In 1783 he paid a visit to Germany and as soon as the Duchess of Mecklenburg heard of his approach she prepared fetes in his honor. But Gustavus, who disdained the petty courts of the small rulers, sent two of his attendantsa page named Peyron, and Desvouges, a valet who had formerly been an actorto be entertained by the duchess. The two personai-ed the king and his minister, Baron Sparre, and sustained the char acters throughout. They accepted as their due all the homage meant for their master, danced with the Mecklen burg ladier who were presented to them, and Peyron went so far as to ask one of the ladies for her portrait. Meantime Gustavus was enjoying him self elsewhere in secret. Overlooked a Detail. A Long Island farmer came to Brooklyn with his wife to do some shopping the other day. On his way back the thought came to him that he had forgotten something. He took out his notebook and went over each item, checking it off, and saw that he had made all the purchases he intend ed. As he drove on he could not put aside the feeling that there was some thing missing. He again took out his notebook and rechecked every item, but still found no mistake. He did this several times, but could not rid himself of the idea that he must have forgotten something. When he reached home and drove up to the house his daughter came out to meet him, and, with a look of surprise, asked: "Why, papa, where is moth er?"Mail and Express. The Long-Suffering Editor. A Queensland contemporary re cently published the following: "Our foreman printer recently measured up the space occupied by obituary notices in the Herald during the last couple of moriths or so, and found it made three and three-quarters yards. This is so much dead loss to the pa per, and if a fatal epidemic struck the town ruin would stare us in the face. We have, therefore, decided to future to charge for such notices. So, when people feel like dying, we hope they will give directions to their next of kin in respect of paying for the same." Painting the Dome of the Capitol. The dome of the capitol at Wash ington is being painted. Every five years its coat is renewed and 15,000 gallons of white lead are used in the process. The work is being done by eighteen men, under the direction of "Billy" Lewis and "Al" Ports. The latter has been employed for such work about the capitol for thirty-nine years. Ports is the only man who ever climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty surmounting the dome. He did this on Labor day. 1894, and fas tened a garland of electric light bulbs around the neck of her majesty. Congo Road for Motor Cars. The Congo Free State government is enstructing a road in the northern part of the state for the transport of passengers and goods by means of motor cars. The new route, of which nearly 450 miles have been completea, will join the important trading centers of Dongu and Lado. While making the road a local engineer hit upon the happy idea of driving forty elephants up and down the projected highway until the thick undergrowth was trampled down, allowing the natives to i complete the task. No Royal Road. St. Clair McKelway believes that the journalism of the future will be a profession and that men will be espe cially educated for it. They are and always have been. Did that important and valuable member of the profes sion never hear of "the hard school of journalism?" There is no other, and never will be, worth a pinch of snuff, in our humble estimation. The uni versity of experience is the one which gives the real degrees in journalism. Was Always Running. The Duke of Argyll tells this story of Winston Churchill, which shows tnat the talent for talk developed young In the author and member of parliament. Some years ago he visit ed Harrow, and noticing a boy run ning around the cricket field all by himself asked what he was doing it for. "That's Lord Randolph Church ill's son, and whenever he talks too much we make him run three times round the cricket field." 1 HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN. THE NEW ARMY RIFLE. tunity was given. E.n American trav- -s eler to see that the name of Bjorn- RELIEF FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN. Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to Abused Peasants' Wives. By a newly enacted Russian law a peasant's wife, on showing to the dls- with which she is at liberty, to leave her oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there was no possible fe will readily appreciate the relief this brings to tens of thousands of peasant women who are the grievously abused domestic slaves and beasts of burden to their drunken and brutal conjugal proprietors. Bird Vengeance. A naturalist recently witnessed an encounter between a large swan and apparently insulted the swan by trying to cross its path, for it was suddenly j, seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it would be easy working will be an ample reward for any trouble incurred. Ftimflammed Again? Queen Victoria was a great flower i lover from the days when a toddling child she made daisy chains on the lawns of Kensington palace, and per- y I she ever did her jewels. When she paid her one and cr.ly vi:it to Spain, Queen Christina asked, "Is there any thing the queen is especially fond of?" Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Practically Certain ix 3e the Magnificent Demonstration. Best in the World. Oce day while in .\or. a.- an upper- I "Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so People flowers in lavish profusion decorated the streets, the houses, the railway station, and the palace. the convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah kain't cuss nor sw'ar none atter I'se been baptize'?" "De Bible says so, take de meeting ter de mules. Dat i Times Baptis' 'ligion ain' no 'ligion fu' a 6loDet-o i mule driver. De baptism li'ble ter I swink his bocabulary."Washington airing and purifying nevertheless it i ls actually being recommended during i the winter for delicate, nervous neu- rm stjerne Bjorr.son means much to all loader had its day. Practically twelve Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor- years cover the period of the develop- wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry ment, although the experience of the and artillery, between 3,000 and 4,0^J Spanish and Philippine wars has nat- strong, was returning from its maneu- urally made the progress more rapid vers to the post in Chrlstiania," he since 1S98 than before that time, says. "In passing Aulestad the gen- '-hen the Krag was made the basis of eral in command sent his adjutant in the army magazine rifle there was advance to get Bjornson's permission more or less criticism, but it was to give him an ovation. With his fam- poorly conceived. The Ordinance de- ily and guests assembled about him partment has never regarded any on the veranda the monumental figure model as necessarily a finality, but has stood with bared hoad to receive the ever been bent on improvements, military greeting. As each regiment I Consequently modifications have been passed in review below, presenting numerous and steady, and there is no arms as to their chieftain, there went reason why, with this constant appli- up a deafening shout of personal cation of experience and inventive ge- salutation from each of the soldiers, nius the United States service maga- who then joined in singing the nation- zlne rifle should not be equal to any al hymn, to whose author they were in the world.Springfield (Mass.) Re- offering this spontaneous salute, publican. There was the unique spectacle of a man in private life, being accorded a military demonstration by the nation's army which a king might envy." th trict judge d'instruction that she is room. One morning there presented habitually ill treated by her husband, himself at the surgery entrance a or that he will not support her, and mechanic, with whotm Buttons was on makes her the drudge for his own sup- speaking-termsa. "Hullo, Jackson!"aUhe port, can demand a separate passport, redress or release for the long-suffer- !j? ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's name was entered in the husband's passport and papers of al a ^e new "United States army rifle a rem a,yk remarkable evolution in small since the old Springfield single- BOY WAS TOO PREVIOUS. ectiv ed wbt doct tons when I entered the surgery!"Pear son's Weekly. boat is small.'" ba an Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment during about half a century, is Nationa Magazine. mil being received back into favor in cold- demned It on account of its heating Mexican investment companieasr in Chi- nature and the difficulty of thoroughly to Came Near Causing Physician Lose a Patient. A doctor tells a good story in con nection with a lad who until recently was in his employ, tt was part of this youngster's daily dutyr to answer surgery bell, and ushe the pros Paints into the consulting w*t matte ViSltor- th you Justwant to see the ie thatT'S th fought yer symptoms withd yer Jaicn? co ur thi+nfI about Ifs. yer a ho ta bette pop back an' get ac legitimate. Anyone at all intimately addsa theu doctor, "that fellow was actu- acquainted with village life in Russia 'em." "Antd would you believe it?' bo Take a Look at Venus. Young man, when you have finish ed your dinner to-night, go up to the roof or out in the street or yard by your home and take a good, long look th s[a of th yo evenmg Sh muc goo th a little brown duck. The duel? had enougehr tof seCond you eye an To Clean a Sewing Machine. I tion of the British people is found in Place it near the fire to get warm, the report of the charity commission- that the congealed oil about it may ers, just issued. The total value of in- melt, and then oil it thoroughly with vestments held by the official trustees paraffin. Work it quickly for a few of charitable funds at the close of minutes then wipe off all the paraffin and dirt and treat it to a little more into 22,798 separate grants. The ag- clean paraffin. Wipe it again, and gregate income from stocks, securities after the application of a very little and annuit.es aggregated 646,517 in of the ordinary lubricating oil it will 1902. During the three-quarters end- be ready for use. People often shirk the trouble of thoroughly cleaning their machines like this, but a clogged notice of the commissioners, involving and "heavy" machine under this treat- [a capital of 6,500,000 and upward ment will become like new, and its Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan been fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would place on exhibition a collection of car pets that formerly belonged to the royal house of Spain* several Spanish newspapers have asked for an investi gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XII. the royal collection was compute. The Heraldo of Madrid Insinuates that Pierpont Morgan has been the victim of unscrupulous dealers, who, It al leges, have palmed off Imitations on the multimillionaire. Wrong Foot Out of Bed. ^AboUt halh the world puts the wrong Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. wll i I th ac flrgt plce of ou spendy wil ai you then time to doa this havin thought meta development. in th drowned. But at last the swan let It Omnipotence. In the thirtd placee, you go and sailed majestically away. The cannot look for five minutes at Venus duck, after taking breath, looked i or at any other planet or star without around to see where its enemy was, I absorbing into yourself some of the and seeing it rose into the air and calm, silent power which wheels this deliberately came down, flapping its universe along its unbroken track, wings, on the astonished swan's back, with never a slip of the tire or jostling The swan fled in terror, and the duck, of the axle.New York News, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's Weekly. Int placen voln will have to lif street abouch"youf too clean glory of Charity mir England. Some idea of tiie charitable disposi- last year was 22,314,735, divided ing Dec. 31, 1901, 1,670 new charities founded by will or deed came to the Differing Views on Providence. A recent traveler in Macedonia writes: "The views on Providence entertained by Turks and Jews re spectively and the extent to which be lief influences the conduct of each are well illustrated by the following anecdote: A Turk and a Jew were one day in a boat. Suddenly the weather changed and a fierce squall arose. The Jew proposed mat they should turn back at once. The Turk was for going on. 'Fear not, friend Allah is great,' he said, 'Allah is great,' retorted themorning. Jew, 'but our Bu th i be ou foo i whic haps wore them with more pride than Pbablyo a lt wron S foot touches the floor first foo that day. superstition as oladd as the hills that lef th luc wi *&** hav mos a fac me avoidf this th righ side the bed rmany *s me thetn i ntSm sle et Qa come floor- 3 right foot first natur-,y in contact with the 8ai i aI!y their right side because Prevalent notion that the heart ll tL action.New York Press. free abl e- before long, wlthout wires. Whatm We'renComing To. a A Lingual Phenomenon. As we have transmitted fair i "An' you sas Brer Eph'm," said thi recognizablealready pictures otfn individual- sam wi rt wbic herev in meetin', Brer Saul." "Umh! I ain't everybody, talk too everybody, when- drive no mules in meetin' en I kain't an eve cost tri Proles" fo the An not Cftn Brer Saul." "Nor say 'Good Lor',* nor lychromotelepantophonophotoscope one o' dem t'lngs?" "Not unless you's by see everybody, hear er we please without lnflat our chests anywherues on the surface of the 3 And'then, hurrah for a short Mar off!Magazine of Humor. sho The Development of Mexico. Factsf ca a alon ralgic women, and particularly for el- company has invested $18,000,000 in derly persons and those who are trou- Mexican mines within two years, and bled with insomnia, iUnn regard to commercial it 1!on i er countries. Hygiene experts con- invested in that ed Statesthcapital is now annexation of MexicoTwenty-eightn are given I the Mdntere countrya, andd forty cit th 0i stnd S are sendintg in million dollars onth-e I na 110,000.000 was recently invest- plan will put in $40,000,000 more. FILARIA IS A NEW DISEASE. Responsible for the Death of Many American Soldiers. Capt. Charles Kieeffer, a United States army surgeon, says the Phil ippines are Infested with mosquitoes more troublesome and dangerous from a medical point of view than those that swarm in the Jersey swamps. A strange malady known as filaria is traced directly to them, and is com mon among the American soldiers quartered on the islands. Soldiers contract the disease by drinking water from stagnant pools In which the mosquitoes have laid their eggs. The first indication of filaria ap pears in the form of a worm in the victim's thorax. This develops into elephantiasis, which causes the pa tient terrible pains, accompanied by a constant cough. The Bufferer is worst at night, and the patient be comes a prey to insomnia. The only remedy lies in an opera tion, which in itself is dangerous and rarely successful. If the worm, which is a female, is injured and dies through the operation, its poison gets into the blood, the disease is increased a thousandfold and the chances of re covery are small. CAME BACK FOR HIS OWN. How Wilkinson Was Outwitted by a Brainy Tramp. When Wilkinson went to his office one day last week he felt calm and contented. He hadn't any need to worry about his wife's loneliness any more, for he had bought a capital watchdog for her. But, alas! when he arrived home his wife met him with the deplorable news that the dog^had gone. "Eh!" said Wilkinson, "did he break the chain, then?" "No," she replied "hut a great, ugly-looking tramp came here and acted so impudently that I let the dog loose. But Instead of tearing tne tramp to pieces the nasty dog went off with him." "Great Scott!" said Wilkinson, "that must have been the tramp I bought him from!" Danger in Big Guns. Recent accidents disabling some of our best battleships offer rather start ling evidence of the weaknesses that are inherent in vessels of this type. For years inventive genius has been applied to contriving guns of bigger size and larger ran^e than those used before, ard each increase has added to the denials laid nvon the strength of guns and turrets and their mobility in action. Inevitably the line of safe ty ha~ been pas?ed ard the result is. shown in accidents which have caused' loss of life, besides exposing the para doxical delicacy of massive machin ery.Philadelphia Nortn American. The Modern Race After Wealth. The mania for money-making has developed into downright madness. And the explanation is easy. People see that it is fast becoming the chief, if not the only, standard of respecter bility. When Talleyrand was asked if he was not ashamed to sell his influ ence in making treaties under the first empire he replied: "My friend, do you not see that there are but two things left in Francemoney and the guillotine?" We are rapidly ap proaching the period in our own his tory when there will be but two things left in Americamoney and contume ly.Louisville Courier-Journal. Enjoyable Denunoiations. Society 10-day in search of fresh sen sationfioc1~sto hear its manifold follies denounced from the pulpit, and the more outspoken the preacher the more it enjoys his discourse. Times have' changed since the day when Lord Melbourne walked out of church in disgust after a rousing sermon on the consequences of sin, exclaiming: Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life!" To-day society revels in hearing itself denounced and plumes itself with joy when a fashion able preacher discourses on bridge scandals and divorce cases. Cecil Rhodes' Dream Realized. The dream of Cecil RhodeB is real ized in America before the funds left by him have made it possible in Ox ford. The workshop university in the great electric manufacturing works at Schenectady. N. Y., has among its studentsali college graduates young men from England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Nor way, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Slam and Japan. Nearly all the leading engineering schools of the world are represented there. His Strong Recommendation. The old gentleman showed his dis pleasure plainly. "It seems to me rather presumptuous for a youth ln your position to ask for my daughter's hand," he said. "Can you advance any good reason why I should give my consent?" "Yes, sir," replied the young man promptly. "What?" "I am comparatively modest and eco nomical in the matter of my personal expenditures, and I think you wiu find me less costly to maintain than any other son-in-law you could pick out!" The Spare Room. The guest from the city sat in the bedroom that had been alloted to him in his brother's house in the little country town. He watched his breath turning to icy clouds as it left his lungs and wondered how long it took a man to freeae to death. "They cair this the 'spare room,' he said, shiver ingly, to himself. "And it la well named. I dont wonder they can spare It I think that I could gat along with out it myself."- -Magazhw of Humor. THE SMALL BOY'S LONGING. Part of the Shew Thai Waa Woefuy Disappointing. Little Willie's father took him to the show. It was a variety show, end ing with a sketch called "The African Belle," in which, after a missionary had been bound to a stake by a lot of dancing savages, he is rescued by the chief's daughter after the manner CapL John Smith. This last part-Of the Bhow Willie's father thought would please the boy immensely but the son and heir fell into a state of gloom at its close. On the way home the fond parent inquired: "Willie, didn't you like the part where all the savages come out?" "No," replied Willie with a sigh. "Me and the other boys play that. When you pay to go to a show I should think they might kill the missionary." PEA8 FROM PHARAOHS' TOMB. Their Product Unlike Anything Known at Present. There are bargains and finds tQ be made in the plant world equal to any 1 picked up in old curiosity shops. Some time ago a Glasgow gentleman re ceived from his son in Egypt an en-, velope full of peas, which were said to have been found in the tomb of one of the Pharaohs. He sent them to a friend of his at Karnes, in the Isle ot Bute, who sowed them. They grew I up into plants quite unlike anything known at present, strong and about six feet high, with a great white flow er having a red center. The pods were long and full of excellent peas. This new old variety found a ready sale at good prices. Muscular Christianity. Prof. Bryce, In his biographical study of Bishop Fraser, of Manches ter, tells of a clergyman of Fraser's diocese who had knocked a man down who had insulted him. The bishop wrote him a letter of reproof, point ing out that exposed as the Church of England was to much criticism on all hands, her ministers ought to be very careful of their demeanor. The of fender replied by saying: "I must re gretfully admit that, being grossly insulted, and forgetting in the heat of the moment the critical position of the Church of England, I did knock the man down, etc." Fraser was de lighted with the turning of the tables on himself, and afterward invited the clergyman to visit him. Suoerfluous Boys. A British par)'amentary paper shows that, as usual, nearly 20,000 more boys than girls were born in the British isles last year. Whence, then, the "superfluous woman?" The boys die, during the first weeks and months o' life, at a far greater rat than the supposed "weaker vessels In a few months they have sunk to an equality and soon woman takes the lead, numerically, and keeps it, nu merical'y. The reason is not uncon nected with the larger size of the baby boy's head, for which he either pays the penalty very early or reaps the rewardif woman will forgive the hintlater. Why He Disliked Spelling Reform. Senator F. Dumont Smith of Kins ley lectured on "Words" in Wichita, Kan., a few nights ago. He is for spelling reform, and in advocating it in his lecture said that he knew of only one argument In favor of the old way and that was given by an Eng lish bishop who declared that the present method of spelling helped the churches. According to the bishop: "By the time you can make a boy be lieve that 't-h-r-o-u-gh' spells through,' that 't-h-o-u-g-h' spells 'though' and 't-o-u-g-h* spells 'tough' you can make him believe anything." Motor Cars in Switzerland. Should the experiments in progress in the neighborhood of Berne prove as successful as is anticipated travelers to Switzerland in the summer of this year will be able to cross the moun tains by motor car instead of the usual post diligence. The actual trials will be made in tne spring, and the result, if successful, will be not only to allow travelers to make the differ ent journeys in half the time, but to open the mountain roads, which are at present closed to them on account of the horses. Much Money In Tramp's Clothes. A lot of young fellows in an Ohio i town had a good time with a tramp last week. They took him into a shed, gave him a good bath, shaved him and cut his hair. They then bought a new suit of clothes, white shirt and stand-up collar and dressed him out complete. But when they attempted to burn his hobo clothes he objected and fought for them with 6uch des peration their suspicions were aroused, and upon searching they found $1,400 sewed up in the coat. Girl an Excellent Athlete. Miss Agnes S. Wood, the champion basket ball player and all-around ath lete of Vassar college, has beaten the girls' record at running and almost equaled that of men, despite the fact that her gait was somewhat impeded by a rather cumbrous costume. She does not allow athletics to interfere with her studies and will graduate near the head of her class. 0 Few Automobiles in Washington. Official Washington does not take kindly to the automobile and very few persons in the executive or dip lomatic service are seen in vehicles other than carriages. The president is too fond of horses ever to take up the craze. He has always shown a preference for surreys and seldom drives out of town in any other kind of vehicle.