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4. Practical View of Palestine—
A Glimpse at the Stable Where
Jesus Was Born— How Christ
mas Is Spent at Bethlehem-
Sort of a Garden - Patch
Ipccial Correspondence of the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 24.—
day before Christ
mas, I want you to
take a trip with me
to the birthplace of
Christ. I visited it
a few years ago.and
the notes of my pen
cil and my camera
lie before me. The
sweet face of a Bcth-
lehem Madonna looks up at me from my
table as I write, and photographs of
Bethlehem shepherds in their sheepskin
coats, registered by my camera only a
year or so ago. make me think of those
famous shepherds who first saw the
star the night before Christ came. They
watch their flocks on tlie same plains
today, and in coming to Bethlehem from
Jerusalem I drove right over the fields
upon which they lay and saw tho star.
Palestine is much the same now as it
was nineteen hundred years ago. The
greatness of its history has magnified its
size, and it is hard to appreciate how
Email it is. You could lose it in one of
the counties of Texas. You could ride
across it in a few hours on a railroad
Irain, and today a second-class ticket
from Joppa to Jerusalem costs you only
& dollar. Between the seacoast and the
mountains lie the rich lands of the Phil
istines. They are the famed plains of
Bbaron, and they are twenty miles
wide and sixty miles long. The
mountains of Judea would be
tost In the Alleghanies or the
Rockies, and the Mount of Olives is so
final! that you can go out of Jerusalem,
Walk past the Garden of Gethsemane
and be at its top in an hour. Standing
liere you can look clear across Palestine.
On a bright day you can see .the thin,
6ilvery Jordan tied as a string to the
great tin pan of the Dead sea on your
left, and the vast, sparkling Mediter
ranean away over the plains of Sharon
on the right. King David made a great
fuss about his all-day's trip from Jeru
salem to the Jordan, but the distance
is only fourteen miles, and
the Sabbath day's journey from
the Holy City to Bethlehem is
iiot more than six miles. The Jews
dealt in big figures. They looked upon
everything concerning themselves or
their people through the right end of
the opera glass, and their imagery is
truly Oriental. The probability is that
Judea never had a very large popula
tion, and it is very doubtful whether
Jerusalem was a large city in compari
son with the great capitals of today. It
now contains just about 40,000 souls,
and the walls around it inclose less
than a half section of land. You could
crowd the whole city on a good-sized
farm, and Bethlehem covers hardly
more than a garden patch.
Both towns lie in the hilis of Judea,
nnd they will show you in Jerusalem
just where Herod lived when he got
excited about the coming of Christ and
massacred the innocents. I walked
over the same floor upon which Pontius
Pilate stood when be gave up the Lord
to be crucified. The walls of Jerusalem
are thirty-eight feet high. They would
reach the top of a four-story house, and
they run around Jerusalem, cutting it
out in the shape of a diamond. Outside
of these walls the steep hills run down
on every side, and across the valleys
formed by these you see other hills, and
the whole country is rolling. The big
diamond inside the wall is filled with a
mass of box-shaped limestone houses,
built one on top of the other and
crowded into streets which cut each
other at all sorts of angles. The roofs
of the houses are flat. There are no
chimneys and no windows. Many of
their rooms look like vaulted caves,
floored. walled and celled with
stone, and those which open on
the street are of this character.
The streets have no sidewalks,
and the shops are merely holes In
the wall. The streets are vaulted and
winding, and going through them you
think of the catacombs and appear to be
going through long vaulted caves. The
town is so densely populated that one
room often constitutes a house for a
family, and these narrow streets are
packed with people of all descriptions.
They are so narrow that no carriage can
enter Jerusalem, and Ip going to Beth
lehem I had to walk from my hotel
through the city and out of David's gate
before I could get a conveyance.
The ride from Jerusalem to Bethle
hem can be made in less than an hour.
It is one of the most interesting jour
neys of the world, and it is through a
most interesting country. Outside the
walls of Jerusalem you may find many
new houses. They have grown up
since the building of the railroad, and
the Holy City has had a suburban real
estate boom. These houses are of lime
stone. They have no gardens about
them, and the white walls and the white
dusty roads, as they glare in the winter
sun, are painful to the eye. About
the gate you find camels with
dark-faced Bedouins upon them.
They have guvs with them and they
scowl at yon as you pass by. Here are
ragged farmers on donkeys with their
black and white blankets hanging from
their necks down over their bodies and
half covering the animals they ride.
Now you go by Russian pilgrims, who
are on their wav into Jerusalem to wor
ship at the Church of the Holy
Sepulcher. and here pass turbaned
Mohammedans, who scowl at you.
There are plenty of beggars. A bare
footed Turk with crate on his back
yells oat "Bachshepsh" and behind him
stand the Turkish soldiers with guns in
their hands and with swords at their
sides. It is a motley crowd, and you are
glad when you have gotten your way
through it and out in the country.
My trip to Bethlehem was made In
the spring. The hilis were then dotted
with olive groves, whose leaves shone
like frosted silver under the bright sun
of Palestine, and the plains through
which the road passed were covered
with grass as green as that of old Ire
land. These were the plains on which
the shepherds lay when they saw the
star, and there the shepherds graze
their sheep today. I saw perhaps a
dozen bearded men in sheepskin coats
who were watching their flocks on these
Judean hills, and tlieir eves were kind
and their faces full of character.
In one place I saw a family of four, a
husband and wife and two children
which might have represented the Holy
family, with the addition of John the
Baptist. One child sat in the mother's
arms, another squatty eross-leg^u on
the ground, while the father lav on his
elbow and looked curiously at 'me as 1
drove by. The faces of all were line
and you will see nowhere more striking
features than those of these natives of
It is out in the country districts of
Palestine that you realize that you are
in the lands of the Scriptures. 1 saw a
dozen old men during the journey
whose patriarchal faces and long white
beards reminded me of Abraham Isaac
and Jacob, and an old turbaued Syrian
wearing a long beard who rode behind
me on a donkey made me wonder if he
was not a second Balaam, and" why his
long-eared beast did not open its mouth
and speak. Away off at the back I was
shown the site of the town of Mizpah,
where the prophet anointed Saul as
king when he was out hunting h.s
father's asses, and the inn into which
Christ turned to break bread when
he conversed incognito with two of
his apostles was shown to me. The site
is now occupied by a Greek wine shop,
with a billiard table as an accompani
ment, and it is within a few miles of the
spot where "David with his little stone
the great Goliath slew." I passed this
place in going to Bethlehem, and I find
that there are plenty of stones there
still, and a lusty, bare-headed Syrian
youth was playing among them, though
1 did not note that he had the sling of
his mighty ancestor. It was not far
from this point that I rode through the
identical land which was owned by
Boaz, th© richest farmer of his day,
when he fell in love with Ruth, and dis
gusted his neighbors by marrying out
of his sphere.
I don't wonder that Boaz fell in love
} with Ruth. The Bethlehem girls are
| among the beauties of the East, and
you will find more pretty girls in the
hills of Judea than in the same amount
of territory anywhere else the world
over. A shipload of these Bethlehem
maidens, if they could be transported to
the great Northwest, would capture the
bonanza aimers of the Dakotas just as
Ruth captured this great laud owner,
Boaz, and when they came back to
Washington as. senators' wives they
would be the belles ot the capital.
These Bethlehem maidens are fair
skinned and bright-eyed. They have
straight, well-rounded forms, which
they clothe lv long dresses of white
linen so beautifully embroidered in silk
j that a single gown requires many
j months of work. This dress Is much
like an American woman's night gown,
! without the frills and laces. It falls
from the neck to the feet, and is open
at the front in a narrow slit as far down
as a modest decollete dress. Over this
1 gown they wear sleeveles3 cloaks of
dark red stripes, and tho head
they cover with a long shawl of linen
embroidered with silk. Each girl wears
her dower on her person in the shape of
a necklace of coins, and the forehead of
each maiden Is decorated with a crown
of coins, some of which are silver and
others gold. They do not hide their
faces like the Mohammedan women,
and their features are clean cue and re
fined. 1 have seen fair samples of the
pretty girls of most of the countries of
the world, and the Bethlehem girls are
the equals of any. They are as intelli
gent as they are pretty, and 1 found that
those with whom I traded usually got
the best of the bargain There is little
poverty in Bethlehem, and the girls
whom I met were well dressed, for the
Orient, and they seemed well-to-do.
As you near Bethlehem you find the
hills grow more ragged. Their sides
are covered with stones, and you see
that they were terraced into gardens in
the days of the past. About a mile
from Bethleham I stoppe I for a while
before the tomb of Rachel. It is a little
square building, about the size of a
smoke house, covered with a white
dome, and it is situated in the midst of
a Mohammedan cemetery. It is wor
shiped by Mussuiinen, Jews and Chris
tians, and all its walls are covered with
the names of travelers. A little further
on you find David's well, and then go
round a corner and come in sight of
Bethlehem. WkamX •-%'.■
The Bethlehem of 1894 is one of the
most prosperous towns in Palestine. It
Is bigger today than it has ever been,
and it now contains about 6,000 people.
It does a big business in making beads
for the Catholic pilgrims and the Rus
sians out of mother-of-pearl, and the
most of the pearl paper cutters which
come from Palestine are made at Beth
lehem. The people make a great many
backs for prayer books, and they are
thrifty in the extreme. Tne town runs
along the sides of the hills in the shape
of a horseshoe, and it stands out
against the sky, with big hills rising all
around it. Its" architecture is much like
that of Jerusalem, save that the houses
are newer and cleaner. They are built
of stone, and they are more like stone
boxes than comfortable homes. Most of
then are one-story, and they stand close
to the cobblestone sidewalks, without
yards or gardens. There are no sanitary
arrangements to speak of, and these
houses and a lot of big churches make up
the town. The people composing it are
chiefly natives. They are Greek Christ
ians, and there are only 303 Mohamme
dans and sixty Protestants in the place.
I asKed for the stable in which Christ
lay in the manger. I felt sure of find
ing it, for iv Palestine every spot is
marked, and. though it is now nearly
2,000 years since the events of Christ's
life took place, the guides of Judea can
show you every spot which His fingers
touched, and mark out every foot of
land upon which His feet stood. 1 was
tola that it was at the western side of
the town, and I found a great, church
built over it. Just opposite this church
there was a 6aloon, and my turbaned
driver spent his time in this while
1 visited the church. It is a great stone
structure, ragged and old, with cent
uries of hard usage. It was built, it is
said, 1,500 years ago by the Emperor
Constantine. Its roof was once covered
with lead, but the Turks stripped this
oft" and made it into bullets when they
captured it. and killed Christians witb
the product. The church has again
passed into the hands of Christians, and
the services were going on as I entered.
I stopped for a moment and watched
the Greek priests, who, in long black
gowns, were chanting their service,
while boys In bright-colored dresses
swung incense lamps to and fro. There
were, perhaps, 200 men and women
standing at worship within the great
hall, and the ceremonies were very im
pressive. Leaving this hall, 1 was taken
down into the crypt of the church, and
thence to the stable where, it Is said,
Christ was born. I went dowu a wind
ing staircase carrying a candle, and at
last found myself a great cave about
twelve feet wide and forty feet long.the
ceiling of which was about ten feet high.
This cave-like room was floored with
marble. Thirty-two lamps burn day
and night within it, and it has an altar
at one end. under which is a silver star
set into the marble pavement, where
you find an inscription In Latin stating
that on this spot the Virgin Mary gave
birth to ClirisJ. 1 was not surprised to
find the stable a cave. 1 saw many
such in Palestine, and a great part of
the animals of the country today are
stabled in caves. This stable, however,
has been changed by the decorations of
the church, and it is impossible to realize
the real scene of Christ's birth while
in It. I" looked at the manger. It is
made of marble, and it is said to be the
identical manger in which he rested.
This is, of course, a fraud, as is also the
well at the other side of the crypt.where
the holy water is said to have burst
forth at this time for the use of the holy
family. 1 looked down into this well.
It is said that the star that guided the
Magi fell into it, and that it still shines
down there in the water, but that it is
only visible to the eye of the purest
virgin. 1 looked into it. but, being of
the other sex, could, of course, not see it.
Ti:ereare a number of other chapels
about the stable, each of which has its
traditions, but the incense, the marble
and the gaudy church decorations about
them take you faraway from the reality
and make you think rather of the mar
ble stables in which the Roman Em
peror Caligula kept his golden-shod
horses rather than the donkey and
camel stable in which Christ was born,
From the real stables of the Bethlehem
of today one can better learn just how
the stable of Christ appeared. 1 visited
one after leaving the bedizened and
over-decorated sanctuary under the
church. The stable is a cave, the floor
of which is of rough stone. It has a
number of chambers, which open into a
sort of court, and in these chambers are
donkeys, camels and horses. They eat
out of stove boxes, and in front of them
ou the floor men and women lie sleeping
on the stones. There is no bed clothing,
except their blankets, and they squat
upou the stones when they eat
their meals. A ragged, dirty Bed
ouin has charge of the whole, aud
his rates are about five cents, a day
per animal. The manger of Christ was
probably oue of these hollowed-out
stone boxes, and the Virgin Mary, in all
fir t ■ ■' i **••
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I— Mr. Fussy— Now, that's what I call a pretty
tree. I'll climb up and place/this star on top.
2 — l always like to see a lot of stars around
Christmas tree.
probability, slept upon the stones or the
straw. Within one of these stables I
saw a Bedouin woman with a sleeping
baby on her knee. She had just been
feeding her child.and one breast p.e-jed
out between .the folds of her coarse,
rough gown. Her head was bound with
a gaily colored shawl. There were rints
on her fingeis, bracelets upon her fair,
round arm. and a gold ring' in her nose.
Her face was. however, as sweet as that
of any Madonna I have ever seen upon
canvas, and her baby, just out of its
swaddling clothes, looked as pure and
innocent as the most famous represen
tation of Christ. It was a scene for a
Christmas is always a great day In
Bethlehem, and the coming Christmas
will be celebrated in its usual splendor.
Thousands of people go from Jerusalem,'
and while you are reading this letter
the priests are preparing for the service
of Christmas night. There will be
sermons In the churches, beginning at
10 o'clock, and then in a procession the
priests and the monks will march down
the winding stairs Into the crypt and
visit the grotto of the nativity.
They carry with them a waxen
image of a little child, which
the will place iii the manger,
and as they do so they will chant the
story of the nativity. The child will
be dressed in the finest of lace, and It
wiil rest in the manger on rose-colored
cushions of silk embroidered with gold.
During the service the patriarch of
Jerusalem will go through the cere
mony ot taking up and laying down the
child to correspond. with the words of
the chant, and the service will last for
several hours. On Christmas night all
Bethlehem watches, and the day Is one
of joy and feasting. Bethlehem has
more Christians than any other town iv
the Orient, aud its people are proud of
the fact that Christ was born within
their walls. Frank G. Carpenter. •
Branch of Education In Which
Americans Are Woefully De
"When my children get to the proper
age," said the man who was smoking a
briar pipe, "I intend to have them taken
in hand by seme competent person and
given a thorough instruction in the art
of eating, and, further, in the science of
finding out what to eat and ordering."
"What do you mean?" inquired the
man who sat next to him.
"I mean thin: The average American
citizen is woefully deficient iv knowl
edge of what he can get to eat. He falls
down when it comes to ordering a din
ner. The great majority of people In
this country are brought up frugally at
home, and do not know anything but
the commonest dishes. The consequence
is that when a man goes into a restau
rant for dinuer or to a hotel he ; gazes
helplessly at the bill of fare, and sees
many things of which he does not know
the component part. He dares not order
anything that be is not sure of for ; fear
of ridicule, and he falls back on roast
beef aud mashed potatoes. The fact is,
he doesn't know anything but roast'
beef. Same way in a restaurant. •/
"Now, sir, mv children are going to
know what's what when it comes to eat
ing. 'No roast beef domination!' shall
be my household slogan." _;._.'.' ..
Wise and Frugal. '"„■
Chicago Record. - _.^*-.-^
"How much do you charge for beer?"
said the stranger, as he stepped briskly
up to the bar. ' r •':"
"Five cents." *\
"And for some of the lunch on that
table?" o
"NothiiiV '*'i--^
"Well, I'll tyke jome of the lunch. 1
don't believe a nian ought to drink beer
at noon, anyhow." -.--r
2— Then his feet slipped, and he saw —
A Stay in the Sabin. Receivership
Application. .
:* Some lime ago Hiram Berkey, of Ma
rine, made an application in the district
c >urt for the appointment of a receiver
for D. M. Sabin. and the matter was to
have been argued at the next special
term of court, but Judge Crosby has
.granted a temporary writ of injunction
restraining and enjoining the plaintiff
from prosecuting the petition made in
the district court to have Sabin ad- ,
judged insolvent and to have a receiver
appointed. Mr. Sabin claims that* the
sum of money which Berkey claims Is
due him has been patd, but that the
judgment has never .been canceled of
; record.
.It la expected that there will be at
least five, if not more, horses started in
the races to occur on the St. Croix ice
track tomorrow. The track is said to be
in very fine condition, and lovers -of
racing are anxious to see some of the
new horses start.
Ira King left last 'night for Keokuk,
10., to spend the holidays. Mrs. King
has been visiting her mother there for
several months, but will return to Still
water with her husband early in Janu
•_ A game of team whist was played
in the rooms of the Stillwater club Mon
day evening betweeu teams from the
North and South hills. The North hill
team was victorious by six points.
_ Willis A. Prince, formerly a popular
clerk at the Sawyer house in this city,
has gone to Fargo, N. D., to accept a
similar position in the Hotel Metropole.
Fleury and Meigg3 were received at
the prison from St. Paul, Friday even
ing, aud were given employment yester
day in the prison binding twine factory.
" A large number of the public school
teachers left yesterday tor different
parts of the state to spend Christinas
with relatives and friends.
: James Fogle has returned from Mil
waukee, where he has been attending
school, and will spend the holidays at
home. ■■_ •'•.-..;
Mr. and Mrs.Austiu Jenks and daugh
ter leave today to spend Christinas with
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buck, of St. Paul.
: Members of Company X are making
elaborate arrangements for the second
hop to be given at the armory Jan. 5.
j Nearly all of the churches in the city
I have arranged elaborate programmes of
music for today's services.
Mrs. H. Chatrield, of Spring Valley,
Wis., is a guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Myron Shepard.
Mrs. L. C. Parkhurst. of Grand Forks,
N. D., is a guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. Sargent.-
1 C. N. Nelson and family have gone
South, aud will speud the winter in
Talahassee, Fla. '
; Miss Minnie Jones, assistant clerk at
the prison, Is spending Suuday in Min
.A Christmas entertainment will be
given at the Methodist church tomorrow
Miss Grace Stowe is at home from
Faribault, where she has been attending
school. :. -
. Miss Julia Tozer has returned from
Cincinnati to spend her holiday vaca
>: The K. of C.- club will give a hop at
Opera House hall next Tuesday even
ing. • ~
'-.- W. E. Cooke arid wife, of Harvey, N.
D., are guests of Stillwater friende.
A South African Servant.
Troy Times.'
7 v The servant girl of South Africa is
jwiiling to work, but . is jealous of her
personal dignity and rights, and knows
how to maintain them. At least that is
the impression one gains from this ad
vertisement in the Cape Argus:
"Wanted— A place as general servant
by a young girl (IS), father a German,
4 — a thousand.
mother colored, who will go to any part
of Africa south of the Zambesi she is
willing to do any reasonable kind of
household work, and promises to try to
give every satisfaction: can do needle
work and is a good laundress, of
lively, cheerful disposition, and
very fond of children; can
manage the three r's and speaks
English, Dutch, German and Kaffir
(sixosa and sesuto). . The usual wages
required and kind treatment the
principal, first and foremost condition
none of the rough-and-tumble business,
no cursing and swearing at every trifle,
otherwise her big brother, six feet four
Inches, now in Mashonaland waiting to
nght Lobeugula, might find occasion to
appear on the scene and square matters
to the satisfaction of at least one of the
parties, but who will charge no travel
ing expenses. Misstresses who like to
avail themselves of this chance to ob
tain the services of a good girl, are re
quested to apply by letter to the follow
ing address: C. S. Kieskama, Hock via
King William's Town. To be called
for. In case of eugagemeut passage to
be prepaid."
They Have Become a Necessity to
the World.
New York Advertiser.
Postage stamps in the form of stamped
envelopes were first used by M. de Ve
layer, who owned a private post in the
city of Paris in the reign of Louis XVI.
Over a century later, iv 1758, M. de
Chamouset, also the proprietor of a
post, issued printed postage slips to be
attached to letters. In Spain, in 1010,
and in Italy also, stamped covers for
mall matter were tried, but it was not
until IS4O that stamps, as we know them
now, were put in use. This was In
England, the government adopting the
system devised by Rowland Hill. Brazil
was the first country to take up the uew
Russia adopted the postage st-fcip
next in 1845, thea Switzerland in 1840.
and March 3, 1847, the congress of the
United States authorized the issue of
postage stamps. These were at first a
five-cent and a ten-cent stamp. The re
duction of rates in 1851 gave a new set
of stamps, valued at one, three and
twelve cents, respectively. Other
stamps of different values were added
from time to time to meet the exigences
of postal arrangements, reduction o£»
postage to foreign countries, etc.
Before 1845 the postal rates on letters
in the United States varied from six
cents for carrying a distance of 30 miles
to 25 ceuts for over 400. By the reduc
tion of that year the postage was made
five cents for 200 miles or less, and 10
cents for any distance above that. In
1851 the rate was fixed at three cents
for every half-ounce for 3,000 miles and
six cents for any greater distance within
the United States. In 1883 the postage
was reduced to two cents for half an
ounce for letters sent less than 33,000
miles, and in 1885 to two cents au ounce.
Haifa Dozen Easy to Make and
Not Very Expensive.
To make orange salad, choose not
quite ripe oranges, peel and slice them,
dredge them well with sugar and soak
them In brandy, liqueur, or liqueur
sirup, as you pref.r, tor an hour.
A very pretty dish is quickly made in
this way: Cut the top from a sponge
cake aud remove all the center, leaving
only the base and sides, and put this in
a glass dish. Spread it inside lightly
with strawberry Jam, heat a bottle of
the whole preserved "strawberries in a
little sirup for a momeut, and, just as
you are about to serve them, moisten
them with a little sherry or champagne
(or one ol the liqueur sirups), and pour
it Into the case of sponge cake, pouring
a little of the sirup oyer this outside.
If i'ou t&ink this too sweet, peel, slice
I EgTTorthe accommodation of our customers, 1
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and core a couple of apples, blanch
them for a minute or two in boiling
water, with a little lemon juice, drain
and ada these to the rest. Of course
you can use any fruit for this dish. Its
great advantage is that it can be pre
pared in a few minutes.
Another form of it is to line a glass
dish with slices of the cake, pour the
hot compote on it, and when cold cover
it rocklly with whipped cream.
Here is also a pretty apple compote:
Peel and core some nice apples, throw
ing them as you do them into cold water
acidulated with lemon juice.then blanch
them in the same water till tender
enough to give, if pressed with the
finger; then lift them out carefully and
arrange them on the dish they are to be
served on; now add loaf sugar and
either essence of lemon or vanilla to
flavor it, boil it all together till thick
aud pour it over and round the apples
Ballet Dancers Declare They
Could Do Nothing if They Had.
Mile. Cerale, a premiere assoluta, was
asked by a Boston reporter whether it
was true that ballet dancers suffered in
tensely from corns, as, he said, it had
been reported.
"I have traveled with ballet troupes
off and on for fifteen years all over the
world," said she, "and have had lots of
opportunities to. hear all about their
woes and ailments, but I never heard
corns mentioned. Dancers are least
likely of all women to-be so troubled,
for they make no secret of looking out
for the comfort and well-being of their
£eet before everything else. I can pick
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| out a ballet girl in a crowd by her feet .
every time.
1 "When chorus and ballet are mixed •
together in their street dress 1 can read- '
ily tell which is which, for the dancers
all wear larger shoes than most of their -
sex. They go in for comfort In foot
wear.becauso it means bread and butter .
to them. The chorus girl, of course,
has the common weakness of her sex
for squeezing her foot into the smallest '
possible shoe. The dancer can't afford
to; she must wear an easy, wide shoe.'?
A Cheaper Way.
Somerville Journal.
Mr.s Younghusband — I wish you
would step into the grocery store on
your way to town, Charlie, and ask
them to bring me up a package of saud
for the canary birds.
Mr. Younghusband— What's the use
of doing that, Estelle? We are all going
down to the beach Sunday, you know,
and on Monday morning all we shall
have to do will be to empty our shoes.
. A Fair Shot.
Washington Star.
-"John," she said after some silence.
"What is it, my dear?"
"Men say that women talk a great *
deal, don't they?"
"I believe they do."
"And they think it proper to make
jokes about her alleged difficulty in
making up her miud."
"Well, dear?"
"Are there any women In Congress?"
"Aud, yeUust look at ii."

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