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HORSE THIEF CONFESSES.
Steals a Second Horse to Escape From Arrest for First. Winona, j.ug. 16.A horse thief who came to Winona from Rochester on a relay of stolen horses was arrested here yesterday. He gives his name as John Johnson and his home as New Ulm. He has made a full confession and will be taken back to Rochester for trial. Johnson stole a fine bay pacer, a valuable animal, Thursday night. The horse was lied to a hitch ing post in a street in Rochester and was attached to a light, buckboard. He at once started for Winona, and had reached a point near St. Charles when the animal gave out. it was necessary to make a change quickly, so he wont to the nearest farmer's barn and took a likely looking broncho from the stall. This was hitched to the b'.:.: gy and the pacer was turned loose. Johnson then continued toward Winona and ar rived here yesterday afternoon. The Winona police had been notified of the first theft and were on the lookout, lib was arrested, but his horse did not correspond with the description of the one stolen at. Rochester. The police then learned of the second theft. When Johnson found he was cornered he made a confession. DOLLAR WHEAT. Ex- Its Sale on Minneapolis Stock chance at That Figure. St. Paul, Aug. 16.Cash wheat for $1 in Minneapolis yesterday the first time since 1898. The Septem ber option went to 85 cents, the high est figure in fourteen years, and is ex pected to go higher When $1 was paid for a car of NO, 1 Northern yesterday a yell went up from the traders on 'change and messages were soon speeding to every speculative market, of the world that Minneapolis had sold at. high mark. After this sale $1.01 was bid and $1.02 was asked for cash wheat but transactions were small as offerings were limited. In 1S98 this figure was exceeded, but it was a manipulated market Yesterday's prices were due wholly to natural con ditions. old tor UNEXPECTED GOOD LUCK. Nichols Will Not Mips the Extra In testinal Outfit. Winona. Minn., Aug. 16.John Nich ols of the town of Saratoga, this coun ty, is recovering from an accident, i which at the time it occurred was thought would prove fatal. About a month ago he fell from a hay stack upon the upturned tines of a lferk. The tines passed entirely through his abdomen, puncturing his intestines In Beveral places. Twenty-seven inches of his intestines were removed. He has been removed from the hospital to his home and his complete recovery is assured. MILWAUKEE SCANDAL. Alderman Accused of Soliciting Bribe a Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 16-At the in- fe 5^ stance of the district attorney a war rant was issued last night for the ar rest of Aid. Himmelstein. James Gates, a colored saloonkeeper in the levee district, charges the alderman, as chairman of the council committee on licenses, demanded $100 of him as the price of renewing his saloon li cense. The chief of police had recom mended that Gates be refused a re newal on account of the character of his place. ESCAPES THE FANGS. Duluth Girl Nearly Killed by a Rattle snake. La Crosse. Wis., Aug. 16. The ar rival of a passing farmer at the critical moment saved Miss Anna Herold, a Duluth girl visiting in this city, from being killed by a larsre rattlesnake. The girl, who had strayed from her friends on the bluff, stood transfixed and apparently hypnotized by the snake, which was slowly raising itself to strike, when it was killed by the farmer. Miss Herold is in a serious condition from fright. BANK DRAGGED DOWN. Its West Duluth Corporation Closes Doors Because of a Run. Duluth, Minn!, Aug. 16.The Mer chants' Bank of West Duluth closed its doors after yesterday's business. President Smith, in a statement, said the failure was due to the failure of the Commercial Ranking company's hank, causing a run on his bank. Hhe said he could not anticipate the ex tent of the withdrawals, and closed to protect all depositors as much as pos sible. DIDN'T LIKE HE TUNE. Fire at Eau Claire. Eau Claire, Wis., Aug. 16.Fire at the Phoenix Manufacturing company's plnrt destroyed the woodworking de partment and tho lumber warehouse. The balanco of the plant was saved with difficulty. Loss. $10,000. Farmer Takes His Own Life. L-uverne, Minn., Aug. 16. Chris Stroeh, an old and highly respected resident of this county, committed sui cide at his home a few miles north west of this city. He was a prosperous farmer. No cause is known. The Whistler Shoots the Objector ach case the microbes developed, After a Quarrel. LAV/YE.l MADE AN APOLOGY. Revised the Opinion as to the Intellect of trie Court. Some yeais ago there was an old judge on the bench In Berks county, Pa., whose decisions, in consequence of numerous reversals did not always command universal respect. One day, in a case in which he was sitting, one of the lawyers lost patience at his in ability to see tilings in a certain light, and in the heat, of the moment re marked that the intellect of the court WR 8 S() dal Has ()1 ijgthis htniiicontempt could not penetratae it. For the judge showed a disposition to be very severe with the offender, and it was only after much persuasion by friends of the latter that he yielded and decided to accept, a public apol ogy. The following day the lawyer, accordingly, appeared before his honor and made amends by saying. "I re gret very much that I said the intel lect of the court was so dark lightning could not penetrate it. I guess it could. It is a very penetrating thing." HAD HAD LONGER PRACTICE. Small Boy's Distinction Between Ap petite and Patriotism. Gen. O. O. Howard occasionally ad dresses juvenile patriotic clubs. An organization of this type entertained the veteran at a sociable and dinner. A little chap near the general dis-'j played a good appetite. 'You eat well, my son," said the old soldier, "Yes, sir." "Now, if you love your flag as well as your dinner, you'll make a good patriot," Gen. Howard's eyes beamed on the boy. "Yes, sir biit I've been practicing eating twelve years and I ain't owned a gun but six months," was the laconic reply.New York Times. Most Expensive Tree in World. Probably the most expensive tree in the world is in the city of London, on the corner of Cheapside and Wood street, about midway between the I Hank of England and St. Paul's. It is an enormous oak and is said to be 100 years old. It is protected by a clause in the deed of the property which forbids destruction of tree or branches. Architects were compelled to plan a rather peculiar building to avoid the branches. There it stands in the corner of one of the busiest streets in London, occupying ground of enormous valueand positively the only tree in the city of London outside of the parks. Development of the Electron. Dr. Kaufmann of Germany, in a re cent lecture, traced the history of the development of the electron. The roots of the idea go back about twen ty-five years. The growth of the stem has taken place within the last ten years, and now we have a flourishing plant jaiui a large literature on the subject. Broadlvyi speaking, the latest theory accounts for inertia, suggests ratatlon fo caus From Saloonkeeper. 'leading phenomena of thespectra of explains the ically a host of miner phenomena that seem at first sight to have no discern ible mutual relationship, says Electri cal World. How Snakes Decoy Birds. That the rattlesnake uses his tail to decoy birds has been observed a number of times by a correspondent of the Scientific American, who says: "The snake hides himself in the tall grass and imitates the buzzing of a bee. The insectivorous birds, such as the phoebe and kingbird, are attract ed by the sound, and become an easy prey for' his snakeship. I have seen rattlesnakes concealed in the dense I foliage of trees twenty feet from the i ground practicing the same deception ion the birds and getting the every time." eac Colfax, Wis., Aug II).William Hill, ceiving the wad. a farmer living about four miles west of this village, was shot and killed by C. E. Eaton, also a farmer. Mr. Eatou was driving by the Hill farm whistling. Hill, objecting to the tune Eaton was whistling, called on him to change it. A quarrel ensued and Eaton drew a re volver and shot Hill dead. Eaton gave himself up. bird Queen Victoria Paid a Debt. King Edward's appointment of Sir Evelyn Wood to be a field marshal has brought out the interesting fact that the family of the king was once deeply indebted to the grandfather of Gen. Wood, Matthew Wood, a London merchant. It was through the gen erosity of the old merchant that the duke of Kent was able to come to England from Germany so that the future Queen Victoria could be born on British soil. The first baronetcy bestowed by Queen Victoria upon her accession was on Matthew Wood. Microbes Hard to Kill. That the microbes which cause dis ease cannot be killed by firing them out of a gun has been proved in offl cial government experiments. Mi crobes of malignant postule, of ab scesses and of the intestine were smeared upon the face of the gun wad, put next the powder and fired into sterile gelatin nad agar-agar. In after its kind, in the medium re- Rather Mixed. One of the janitors of a public building, who has more politeness than book learning, was stationed in the hallway of the structure to guide I the crowd which was pressing into one of the rooms to see an exhibition of artistic work. "Ladies and gentle- I men," said the janitor, "will you please make your exit through this door and go out of the other."Cleve land Plain Dealer. A Sad Outlook. Auntie"Do you let your husband 1 Lave a room to himselt?' Mrs. Mc Bride"Oh, yes of course he must have a place to smoke in." Auntie "You poor dear, I see your future through a rain of tears. He'll sneak off there and lock himself in whenever you want to talk to him seriously. i You mark my words."Life. 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 the maids of honor, hut 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 ciose 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. HE 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 I 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 personaced 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 ladies 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 wire^to do some shopping the other day. On his way back the thought caine 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 months 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" Lewi3 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 completeu, 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 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 he, 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 that 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 ring 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." THE NEW ARMY RIFLE. It Is Practically Certain to Be the Best in the World. The new United States army rifle is a remarkable evolution in small arms since the old Springfield single loader had its day. Practically twelve years cover the period of the develop ment, although the experience of the Spanish and Philippine wars has nat urally made the progress more rapid since 1898 than before that time. \hen the Krag was made the basis of the army magazine rifle there was more or less criticism, but it was poorly conceived. The Ordinance de partment has never regarded any model as necessarily a finality, but has ever been bent on improvements. Consequently modifications have been numerous and steady, and there is no reason why, with this constant appli cation of experience and inventive ge nius the United States service maga zine rifie should not be equal to any in the world.Springfield (Mass.) Re publican. BOY WAS TOO PREVIOUS. Came Near Causing Physician to Lope a Patient. A^doetor tells a good story in con nection with a lad who until recently was in his employ. It was part of this youngster's daily duty to answer the surgery bell, and usher the pros 'pective patients into the consulting room. One morning there presented himself at the surgery entrance a mechanic, with whom Buttons was on speaking terms. "Hullo, Jackson!" he remarked, "what's the matter with you?" "Oh, I just want, to see the doctor," replied the visitor. "Have yer brought yer symptoms with yer?" inquired Bu tons, '"cos that's the fust thing he'll ask yer about. If yer ain't got 'em ye'd better pop back an' get 'em." "And would you believe it?" adds the doctor, "that fellow was actu ally about to act on the boy's advice vvhen I entered the surgery!"Pear son's Weekly. 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 at the star of the evening. She will do you much good. In the first place, the mere fact of your having thought enough to spend the time to do this will aid your mental development. In the second place you will have to lift I your eyes and chin from the mire of the street about you to clean glory of Omnipotence. In the third place, you cannot look for five minutes at Venus or at any other planet or star without absorbing into yourself some of the calm, silent power which wheels this universe along its unbroken track, with never a slip of the tire or jostling of the axle.New York News. Charity in England. Some idea of the charitable disposi tion of the British people is found in the report of the charity commission ers, just issued. The total value of in vestments held by the official trustees of charitable funds at the close of last year was 22,314,735, divided into 22,798 separate grants. The ag gregate income from stocks, securities and annuities aggregated 646,517 in 1902. During the three-quarters end ing Dec. 31, 1901, 1,670 new charities founded by will or deed came to the notice of the commissioners, involving a capital of 6,500,000 and upward. 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 that they should turn back at once. The Turk was for going on. 'Fear not, my friend Allah is great,' he said, 'Allah is great,' retorted the Jew, 'but our boat is small.' Wrong Foot Out of Bed. About half the world puts the wrong foot out of bed in the morning. But which is the wrong foot? It is a superstition as old as the hills that if the left foot touches the floor first I you will have bad luck that day. Probably many men avoid this by sleeping on the right side of the bed, I so that in rising the right foot natur ally comes first in contact with the i floor. It is said to be a fact that most people lie on their right side because I of the prevalent rotion that the"heart has freer action.- -New Ye-lc Press. What We're Cerrirg To. As we have already transmitted fair I ly recognizable picture of individuals I by wire we may be ablp. before l~:.g, I to do the same thirg withrut vires. Why not? And then for the wireless lychromotelepantophonophocoscope by which we can see everybody, hear everybody, talk to everybody, when ever and wherever we please without ccst, anywhere on the surface of the globe. And then, hurrah for a short trip to Mars just to inflate our chests and show off!Magazine of Humor. The Development of Mexico. Facts in regard to the commercial annexation of Mexico are given in the I National Magazine. Twenty-eight mil lions of JJnited States capital is now invested in that country, and forty Mexican investment companies in Chi cago are sending in a million dollars a month. In the city of Monterey i alone $10,000,000 was recently invest ed in one plant. The Standard Oil company has invested $18,000,000 in Mexican mines within two years, and will put in $40,000,000 more. 1 1 1 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 "but a great, ugly-looking tramp came here and acted so impudently that I let the dog loose. But instead of tearing the 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 longer range than those used before, and each increase has added to the demands laid upon the strength of guns and turrets and their mobility In action. Inevitably the line of safe ty has been passed and 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 respecta 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. Enjoyaole Denunciations. Society to-day in search of fresh sen sation tioc'-s to 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 Rhodes is real ized in Ame-ica before the funds left i by him have made it possible in Ox ford. The workshop university in the great electric manufacturing works at I Schenectady N. Y., has among it3 studentsall college graduates young men from England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Nor- I way, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, i Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Siam and Japan. Nearly all the leading engineering schools of the I world are represented there. His Strong Recommendation. The old gentleman showed his dis pleasure plainly. "It seems to me i rather presumptuous for a youth in I 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 i young man promptly^ "What?" "I am comparatively modest and eco nomical in the matter of my personal expenditures, and I think you win find me less costly to maintain than any other son-in-law you could pick out!" The Spare Room. FILARIA 18 A NEW DISEASE. SHE DID NOT DRINK. 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 kjjpwn 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 sufferer 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. 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 I turning to Icy clouds as it left his lungs and wondered how long it took a man to freeze to death. "They call this the 'spare room,' he said, shiver ingly, to himself. "And it is weli i named. I don't wonder they can spare it I think that I could get along with out it myself."- -Magazine of Humor. ,t 1 And Consequently Did Not Need First Floor Rooms. American pushfulness is ax unlim ited quantity. The women are as ir repressible in society as the men in commerce. A ortain visitor to the Riviera found tnis out recently. He was occupying first floor rooms at a well-known hotel. An of a sudden, without any introduction or prelim inary, a note was brought to him signed by the wife of a well-known American millionaire. It asked him whetner he would object to giving up his rooms to her niece. He was much amazed, but wrote back inquiring whether the niece drank. Mrs. wrote in reply, in surprise and indig nation, winding up with an emphatic statement that her niece did not drink. Lord concluded with the following note: "Lord re-M' grets that he cannot give up .his first floor rooms to Mrs. 's niece, for he is convinced that, as the young lady does not drink, it is very much easier for her to get up stairs than it is for Lord ."London Tat ler. A NEW BOILED DINNER. Little One's Astonishment Natural Un der the Circumstances. "I have a little niece," said the ra conteur of the Sewing Circle, "who is never so happy as when she is al lowed to visit the kitchen and watch the servants at work. Fortunately, her mother has good-natured servants who rather enjoy having the child around, so many are the charmed hours which Jessie spends downstairs making little pies under the cook's superintendence, and pretending she is 'grown up.' "The other day she descended to the laundry to oversee the family wash in her busy little way. She gave one look of after astonishment as Mary put on the clothes to boil, and then fairly flew upstairs to her mother, ex claiming: "'Oh, mamma! What do you"think? Mary's cooking the clothes for din- ner!'"New York Times, Cheerfulness Counts. The Cosmopolitan says the longevity of the medical man is mater:ally less than that of workers of other profes sions. Only those with & sound physique, other things being equal, can win in a struggle for success-. The sick look with confidence to the well. Tney demand the hearty dogmatism that comes from the overflowing of animal spirits. They enjoy the cheer ful optimism that comes'from a good digestion. They lean upon the doc tor in their weakness and yield willing obedience to his kindly influence. Much of the power possessed for good may be outside of pills or potions, cor rect theories or sound deductions. American Medicine. BaitI A class in a Sunday school was list ening to a lesson on patience. The topic had been carefully explained, and as an aid to understanding the teach er had given each pupil-a_card bearing the picture of a boy fishing. "Even pleasure," said she, "requires the exer cise of patience. Look at the boy flsh ing! He mu?+ sit and wait and wait. I He must be patient." Having treated the subject very fully, she began with the simplest, most practical question: "And now can any little boy tell me what we need most .when we go fish i ing?" With one voice was the answer shouted"bait!" Evicted Kaffirs. The correspondent of a London pa per, writing from British South Afri ca, says the Kaffirs are bound to in crease in population more rapidly than the whites, whom they already greatly outnumber, and, being barred from work in many cases by the im portation of cheap labor from India and forced to leave their land hold ings, which they retain only under lease from the Boers, to whom it has been allotted, and under liability of eviction, a serious uprising of the na tives is not beyond the possibilities of the near future. Losses by Drought in Australia. The wheat harvest of 1902 in New South Wales is only one-tenth of the harvest of 1901, and this represents a loss to the wheat growers of over 2,- 000,000. The losses in grain, hay and vegetables are at least as great in the aggregate, while the disasters of the pastoral industry are on a yet more tragical scale. In the flocks and herds of the state there is a decrease of 47,401 horses, 319,461 cattle and 15,- 669,632 sheep! Taken at low rates, this represents an immediate cash loss of something like 8,000,000. Had Him in Doubt. "Is your wife a good manager?" "I really don't know." "Don't know!" "No. You see, I always thought I had pretty much my own way in every thing, but the other day I got hold of an article on the diplomatic man agement of husbands, and since read ing that I'm not at all sure that my wife hasn't been managing me right along. If that's so, you can put her down as one of the best and cleverest managers that ever lived." A Mother to the Girl. The woman who had lost her maid at the moment that she was expecting visitors went to the janitor in her distress, hoping that he might be able to find some one to help her ouL He was Hibernian and effusively sym pathetic. "Shure an' it's too bad," he assured her, "an' you afther bein' a mither to that girl!" As the girl was as black as a negro could be, the woman took the compliment with res- arvatiOTia