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HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN.
Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Magnificent Demonstration. One day while in Norway an oppor tunity was given to an American trav eler to see that the name of Bjorn Btjerne Bjornson means much to all Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry and artillery, between 3,000 and 4,000 strong, was returning from its maneu vers to the post in Christiania," he Bays. "In passing Aulestad the gen eral in command sent, his adjutant in advance to get Bjornson's permission to give him an ovation. With his fam ily and guests assembled about him on the veranda the monumental figure stood with bared head to receive the military greeting. As each regiment passed in review below, presenting arms as to their chieftain, there went up., a deafening shout of personal salutation from each of the soldiers, who then joined in singing the nation al hymn, to whose author they were offering this spontaneous salute. 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." 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 dis trict judge d'instruction that she is habitually ill treated by her husband, or that he will not support her, and makes her the drudge for his own sup port, can demand a separate passport, with which she is at liberty to leave her oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there was no possible redress or release for the long-suffer ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's name was entered in the husband's passport and papers of legitimate. Anyone at all intimately acquainted with village life in Russia will readily appreciate the relief this brings to tens of thousands oi 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 a little brown duck. The duck had apparently insulted the swan by trying to croas its path, for it was suddenly seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it- would be drowned. But at last the swan let it go and sailed majestically away. The duck, after taking breath, looked* around to see where its enemy was, and seeing it rose into the air and deliberately came down, flapping its wings, on the astonished swan's back. The swan Hod in tenor, and the duck, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's Weekly. To Clean a Place it near that the congei melt, and tfiei paraffin. Woi aainutcB, then and dirt and tr clean paiaiiin. after the applic of the ordinary be ready for us the trouble of their machines 1 and "heavy" ma inent will be pi easy working wi for any trouble Sewin Machine. the t: '1 warm, led oil Lit it may jil it 1 iighly with it i del lor a few arafiin atlt_t I'II' more W i Li and ition ol little lubrh tl o'i will ..n, i I hon i::. i '"filing ke ll.i:, 1 in it- ''lugged :hine under this treat ne like new, and its 11 be an ample reward incurred." Flimflammed Again? Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan been fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would gplace on exhibition a collection of car pets that formerly belonged to the" royal house of Spain several Spanish newspapers havo asked for an investi gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XII. the royal collection was complete. .The Heraldo of Madrid insinuates that Pierpont. Morgan has been the victim of unscrupulous dealers, who, it al leges, have palmed oft imitations on the multimillionaire. Queen Christina asked, "Is there any thing the queen is especially fond of?" "Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so fflowers Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. Queen Victoria was a great flower "lover from the days when a toddling child she made daisy chains on the :lawns oi Kensington palace, and per 'haps wore them with more pride than she ever did her jewels. When she keeping on the right side of the bed, .paid her one and only visit to Spain, I in lavish profusion decorated the streets, the houses, the railway station, and the palace. A Lingual Phenomenon. "An' you says, Brer Eph'm," said the convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah kain't cuss nor sw'ar none alter I'se ibeen baptize'?" "De Bible says so, Brer Saul." "Nor say 'Good Lor',' nor :one o' dera t'ings?" "Not, unless you's In meetin', Brer Saul." "Urah! I ain't drive no mules in meetiu' en I kain't 'take de meeting ter de mules. Dat Baptis' 'ligicn ain' no 'ligion fu' a ,mule driver. De baptism li'ble ter ,swink his bocabulary."Washington Times. Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment during about half a century, is 'being received back into favor in cold -er countries. Hygiene experts con jdemned it on account of its heating [nature and the difficulty of thoroughly airing and purifying nevertheless, It [Is actually being recommended during [the winter for delicate, nervous, neu jralgic women, and particularly for el [derly persons and those who are trou bled with insomnia. 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. "When 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 rifle should not be equal to any in the world.Springfield (Mass.) Re publican. BOY WAS TOO PREVIOUS. Came sNear to Causing Physician Lose a Patient. A doctor 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 Butons, '"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 when 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 havo to lift 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 a any other planet or star without absorbing into yourself some of the calm, silent power which wheels this universe along its unbroken track, With nevejr a slip of the tire or jostling of the axlo.New York News. Charity in England. Some idea of the charitable disposi tion oi the British people is found in the report of the charity commission ers, jusl 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 ate income from stocks, securities at annuities aggregated 646,517 in 1902. During the three-quarters end ing Dec. 3JL 1901, 1,670 new charities founded by will or deed came t the i'. Me. the commissioners, involving a Capital of t,50u,O0 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 sq\iall 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 you will have bad luck that day. Probablyi 1-isillg Uv-lt e, the right foot natur many men avoid this by ally comes first in contact with the floor. It is said to be a fact that most people lie on their right side because of the prevalent notion that the heart has frtur action.New York Press. What We're Coming To. As we have already transmitted fair ly recognizable pictures of individuals by wire we may be able, before long, to do the same thing without wires. Why not? And then for the wireless lychromotelepantophonophotoscope by which we can see everybody, hear everybody, talk to everybody, when ever and wherever we please without cost, 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 National Magazine. Twenty-eight mil lions of United 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 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,OQO rapre. 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, three other important points that must ever 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 listlessness or with forgetfulness. Often, indeed, for 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 must 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 this 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 intauest" 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 tley 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 the 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 liad placed there to dry, and which he had bought on the install ment plan a.nd had only made one pay ment on them. The saurian had suc ceeded in swallowing one boot and had the other downclear to the fitraps, 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, wlio 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 s-uperfluous hairs the opera tion resulted in the skin of the face becoming red and the lips swollen. The lady thereupon brought an action against the doctor and was awarded $50 damages, against which 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 tike early construction of the Berber-Snakin 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-Oairo 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 numle 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 of 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 Whistleiv cited the other day two let ters written by a collector of etchings to a certain print seller. Between the letters ttiere was an interval of five years. The first said: "I do not want etchings hy Whistler. They impress me as if Hies 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 ti eupxlse of the moment I find myself utterlyI hesitate for I want of a suitable word "Ratsi* I shouted gallery hoodlum. THE TRAINING OF A CHILD. THE GOAT AND THE PLUG. Old Darkey Was Satisfied the Animal Could Read. Three colored men were discussing the intelligence of different animals. One claimed that the dog knew more than all other animals put together, The horse was favored by a second man, but old Peter Jackson said that, "in my opinion de goat am de 'telli gentest enter livin'. I kin prove dat de goat kin read. I saw him do it, an' I know it arn true. Several days ago, I wuz walkin' down street, dressed in mah best suit ob clothes, an' wearin' mah new plug hat. When I got down on de main street I seed a billboa'd on which it said, "Chew Jackson's plug.' A goat wuz standin' thar when I passed, an' when I wuz about ten feet av/ay he must hab rec ognized me, for de next thing I knew I went sailin' out in de mud. When I looked 'roun', dat goat wuz chewin' mah plug hat for all he wuz worth. Gem'men, da is no question in mah mind about de 'telligence ob de goat. He am a wondah." NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Why Conductor Thought Women Should Not Have Ballot. How many-sided and how funny is the life load in a city street car. Not long ago a woman gave the conductor of one a dollar bill. On receiving the change she counted and recounted it "This is not right," she called after him. "Ain't, eh there's 95 cents. Don't suppose yer wanter ride free." She made another mental calculation and blushingly subsided. As the man reached the rear platform he was heard to grumble: "And them's the things as wants to vote." Wig Good Cause for Divorce. The widow of a large estate owner in Germany, who recently married a count of small means, has obtained a separation from her second husband on exceedingly novel grounds. Alter the marriage the bride discovered that her husband wore a wig and re ceived such a shock at the sight of his bald head that she took a violent antipathy to him, and commenced proceedings against him. Her suit was successful, and she obtained a separation after three weeks' mar riage. The grounds upon which the decision was based were that if she had known of the wig she would never have married the count. Will Loan Money to Poor. A body of philanthropic New York ers have formed themselves into the Personal Protective Loan Associa tion, with the purpose of loaning money to the poor at 6 per cent per annum. The capital of the organiza tion is $10,000 and the incorporators are Thomas M. Mulry, Edward F. Cragin, Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell, Father A. P. Doyle and Robert B. Miller. Individual money lenders never charge less than 30 per cent, and sometimes a great deal more. There are 300 pawnshops in New York. Had to Pay to Find Out. At one of the New York theaters they are playing a piece called "A Fool and His Money." A preacher from Wisconsin was visiting Gotham last week and in passing the theater one evening was curious to know if .the play conveyed the proverbial les son suggested by its title. Stepping up to the box office, he inquired re garding the matter. "I think," said the suave party behind the grating, "that the moral of the piece is that the fool and his money gather no moss. It will cost you $2 to find out exactly." The preacher murmured "Thank you" and withdrew. He tells the story himself. New Way to Do Time. Dr. Lillinksjold, of Butte, Mont., is credited with having adapted hypno tism to a novel purpose. The doctor, having been placed under arrest, tried, fined and sentenced to gaol for twenty days for some small infracton of the law, deliberately hypnotized himself, saying he would awaken from his trance at the expiration of twenty days. All efforts to awaken him were unsuccessful till the end of that peri od. As a mean of "doing" time, or of whiling .away long intervals, Dr. Lillinksjokl's plan is probably unique. Inspecting American Railroads. J. T. Tatlow, John Wharton, George Banks, F. T. Dale and H. O'Brien, offi cials of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway of England, are in this coun try and will make extended inspec tion of American railroads. They have been viewing things in several eastern cities and will shortly vist Chicago. They represent the me chanical, freight and passenger de partments of the Lancashire and Yorkshire road. The Coming Man. "Mrs. Frisbie is suing her husband for divorce." "Indeed? What is the trouble?" "Well, she says she tried not to mind when Mr. Frisbie used her curling irons, wore her shirt waists and borrowed her collar but tons. But when he began to go through her pockets and extract her small change after she was asleep st.e felt that patience had ceased to be a virtue,"Brooklyn Eagle. Costly Skipping-Rope. A skipping-rope has been presented bj a fond Pittsburg millionaire to his six-year-old daughter. The bandies are gold, studded with an odd jewel, while the cord, the finest procurable, cost more than a dollar per inch. When the child grows a little older she will be able fully to appreciate her papa's gift. At present she treats it as if it were an ordinary rope. fifcszjcz N THE SMALL BOY'S LONGING. Part of the Show That Was Woefully 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 of Capt. John Smith. This last part of the show 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." PEAS FROM PHARAOHS' TOMB. Their Product Unlike Anything Known at Present. There are bargains and finds to be made in the plant world equal to any 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 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. Superfluous Boys. A British parliamentary paper shows that, as usual, nearly 20,008 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 of life, at a far greater rate 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 merically. 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 the 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 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 euch 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. 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. TO GET RID OF RATS. Writer Recommends Dipping the Ver min in Varnish. All tradesmen being liable to the incursions and depredations of rats, it may not be out of place to mention a method of getting rid of these pests which is recommended by a corres pondent of the Birmingham Daily Post. This consists in thinning down with petroleum ordinary slow-drying tar varnish such as bedstead makers and japanners use and pouring the mixture into the runs of the rats. The vermin are said to loathe the smell of the stuff, and will do any thing to get clear of it. A still more effective plan is said to be to catch a rat alive, dip it up to the neck in the varnish and turn it loose. Its fel lows will flee from It as from the de'il. The dipping process is said to be harmless to the rat. But some ironmongers may not care to "dip a live rat up to its neck." A GOOD PLACE TO BE "AT." Incongruity of Surroundings in a Wild Country. One of the strangest sights I ever saw in a wild country was a little min ister garbed in solemn black, white "dog" collar, buttonless vest and stiff black straw hat. The dominie was standing in a leaky boat in the midst of a primeval woods, fishing the boil ing waters of a mountain torrent. At his back a cataract roared and pounded the rocks, churning the water to white suds above him the eternal snow glistened on the mountains, and but a few yards away a gaunt cinna mon bear was quietly nosing among the driftwood.Dan Beard in the World's Work. Here's a New "Drink" Cure. A novel remedy for the "drink hab it"or, rather, for enabling those who have "sworn off" to remain "on the water cart"consists of ice water drunk through a raw potato. Take a bowl of ice water and a pota to. Peel the potato and cut down one end of it until it can be easily insert ed in the mouth. Dip the potato in the ice Water and suck it every time a craving for strong drink comes on. It is claimed that this treatment will effect an absolute cure. The why and the wherefore are not stated, but the process is such a simple one that there can be no harm in trying it if any one is afflicted with a thirst which they really and truly desire to lose. To Cut Record Diamond. In Amsterdam a syndicate has been formed which will bear the great ex pense and risk attending the cutting of what is the largest known diamond, the Excelsior. The Excelsior was found at the Jagersfontein diamond mines of South Africa in 1893. It has the size of a hen's egg and weighs in its present raw state 970 carats, which is nearly twice as much as the Kohi noor weighed before it was reduced to its present size. Specially con structed machinery has to he em ployed for cutting the Excelsior and greai care is used in insuring its safe ty from theft. Luncheon a Decided Success. A lady in Buda-Pesth recently gave a charitable luncheon party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations,I I and the result 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 opin ions about the success of the func tion. The guests to a man declared that they had never assisted at so in tense and exciting a luncheon before in their lives. They were quite cut up when the time came to go. Remarkable Sea Monster. A remarkable sea monster was re cently caught in Port Fairy bay by some fiishermen. It measured nine feet six inches in length, had a tail like that of a screw tail-shaft, no teeth, a nose like a rhinoceros, a head like an elephant, two dorsal fins, four side fins and two steering fins. The skin was black and very soft. The most experienced fishermen say the specimen is altogether new to them. They cannot hazard a guess as to the species. The fish has been sent on to the Melbourne museum. Corean a College Graduate. Roanoke college at Salem, Va., *hich has had more foreign students than any other college in the south, will this year graduate the second Corean to take the degree of bachelor of arts anywhere in the world, the first being Kin Beung Surb, who re ceived his A. B. at Roanoke in 1898 and his A. M. at Princeton in 1899. Kinsic Kimm, who will be graduated this year, is so good a speaker that he won a prize in declamation several years ago. From Immense Wealth to Poverty. George Kettler, an aged cobbler who died recently in Argentine, Kan., at one time was worth $12,000,000. Kettler was of German birth, and dur ing the Franco-Prussian war operated a large shoe factory in Hanover. Profitable army contracts swelled his fortune to the figure named, but he lost everything in speculation. Then he came to this country penniless to begin life anew. Woman's Logic As one phase of life this is interest- ing.' A woman was overheard to re mark to her companion: "Yes, she was terribly sore about that day she lost $45 on the races." "What did she do it for?" asked the man. "Why, she must have some fun she works so hard all the rest of the .time."