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MAINE GHOST ON HORSEBACK.
Peculiar Spook That Has Struck Ter ror to Farmer Folk. The horseback riding ghost is the very latest variety that has appeared in Bowdoinham, and he is a particu lar spirit, making visitations only at ceriain times. The hunter's ghost, they call him. and the big man on the big white horse who comes galloping down the Lisbon road on the full o' the moon right up to the side door cf Sunny Crest farm strikes terror to the heart of the farmer folk as he raps smartly with his riding whip on the panels of the door. Whenever one appears in answer to the knock the ghost, so they tell the story, wheels round and disappears at a gallop, turning into the old woods road much used in revo lutionary times by the soldiers of that stormy period. Ghost of the old C!np'n, they call ; him. connecting this horseback riding; spook with a certain officer of un- j savory fame who once haunted the district of .Maine. It is on the hunt-1 ers' moon when the ghost rides I abroad, and nervous people on the i Lisbon road are much disturbed by j this galloping horseman. Lewiston Journal. A FEW OF LIFE'S PARADOXES. All True, Though at First They Seem to Read Rather Odd. Peace we secure by armaments, liberty by laws and constitutions, simplicity and naturalness are the consummate result of artificial breed ing and training; health, strength and wealth are increased only by lavish use, expense and wear. Our mistrust of mistrust engenders our commer cial system of credit; our rolerance of revolutionary utterances is the only way of lessening their danger; our charity has to say no to beggars in order not to defeat its own de sires; the true epicurean has to ob serve great sobriety; the way to cer tainty lies through radical doubt; virtue signifies not innocence but the knowledge of sin and its overcom ing. The ethical and religious life are full of contradictions held in so lution. You hate your enemy ? well, forgive him, and thereby heap coals of fire on his head; to realize your self, renounce yourself; to save your soul, first lose it; in short, die to live. Prof. William James, In Hibbert Journal. Ancient Uses of Bloodhounds. Although the use of bloodhounds for tracking criminals still survives, another ancient use of these dogs seems to have died out Bloodhounds were at one time often called upon to assist an army in the field, the forces with which the earl of Essex suppressed the Irish rebellion in the time of Elizabeth, for instance, being accompanied by S00 dogs. In the Scot tish clan feuds and the wars between England and Scotland bloodhounds were regularly employed in tracking fugitive warriors, and both Wallace and Bruce were hunted In this man ner. Wallace is said to have baffled his pursuers by killing a follower and leaving the corpse for the hound to find, while Bruce adopted the less cruel plan of wading some distance down a stream and ascending a tree which overhung the water. Success. "He has achieved success who has lived long, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men, and the love of littie children; who has filled his niche and accom plished his task; who has left the world better than he found it. whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty nor failed to express it: who has al ways looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction." Bessie A. Stanlev. Blindness. "There are various degrees and kinds of blindness, widow. There is the connubial Kindness, ma'am, which perhaps you may have observed in the course of your own experience, and which is a kind of willful and self-damaging blindness. There is the blind ness of party, ma'am, and public men, which is tke blindness of a mad bull in the midst of a regiment of soldiers clothed in red. There is the blind con- j lidence of youth, which is the blind ness of young kittens, whose eyes have not yet opened on the world." Charles Dickens. Curious Mexican Indians. Buried in the heart of a civilized, powerful and progressive foreign peo ple, a little handful of Indians have lived for "n0 years and have con trived to keep during all that time their national characteristics, their traditions and their Individuality. If you seek them you will find them in Amatlan de los Reyes, a village in the state of Vera Cruz, Mexico. They are the Amaiecas. The Amatecas are per haps the only people in the republic who have succeeded in retaining for themselves what is practically self government. Willing to Oblige. "When you feels any temptations comin' along," said the friend and ad viser, "you nuts' say: 'Get thee behin' me, Satan.' " "Da's what I done said," answered Mr. Erastus Pinkley, "an den I 'magines I hyuhs Satan answer me back: 'Da's all right. We's both gwine de same way, nohow, an' it don make no dlff'unce to me which leads de puhcession.' " The Family Mystery Some families soe;e to another. run to one thinir. The Faskell family :ouk it out in ily of four had ruaohed the point whe.e she could remain calm when J i in m y Faskell, aged five, was mi.-sing in the morning and was found only after a few hours' frantic seuron peacetully tiunrbering under a bed, whither he had wandered in the niniu. Even "Jimmy!" when the policeman on the boat rang she bell one morning at thrive o'clocK leading by one ear Genevieve, aged ten, si ill sleeping, she merely sail uear me: men, tucking uenevieve under the covers again, she immedi ately went to sleep herself with further worry over the matter. no When lli,bart. the bacneiur uncle. arrived for a vis-it. the nocturnal prowls ot tne younger members of the tamily were a mailer of more vital concern. To one who has been all iiis Hfe in the habit of going to bed and -let ping eight hours straight without storing there is something irriiatingly uiicanny in midnight strolls. When a cold hand moving over his i-ice awakened him the resultant chills may be pardoned. Through the dimness of the room he discerned a tigu:e small and slight standing by his had. It was Jimmy. "Jimmy!" cried the bachelor uncle in some natural irritation. "What on earth is the matter?"' "My bed has quit," announced Jimmy. "What?" exclaimed the bachelor uncle. "My bed has quit," repeated Jimmy, wandering away. "I can't find it. Here's another. It'll do!" There was a flop of a small body Sleepily thinking that Jimmy had struck the couch and that all was well Uncle Hobart sunk back into his pil lows. But in the morning Jimmy was found industriously slumbering across a suitcase and a pair of shoes, with his head on the floor. It was when Faskeil crossed the lake two years ago with Stuart, then aged seven, that the great mystery arose among the younger members of the Faskell family which has flour ished up to this time. When they got into the double berth in their state room Stuart rested next the wall, his father being in the front of the berth. In the morning when they awoke their positions were reversed. Stuart was sleeping on the outside with his hand dangling on the floor, while his father lay next the wall. Neither had any recollection of making the change. So absorbed in the situation that he could not take time to dress, Stuart asked for the dozenth time. "What made us change? What did it?" 'Til tell you," said his father at last. "It is really very simple, Stuart. The boat turned around in the night and of course that switched you and me. Do you see?" "Ye-es," wavered Stuart. He was next heard in close converse with Genevieve, to whom he related the amazing occurrence. "That's what pop said," he ended. Then he d ew a deep breath because he was about to utter a heresy. Father had always been an oracle to be believed. "Does it sound right to you, Vieve?" he asked. Into his eyes Genevieve looked sol emnly. "No it doesn't," she con fessed. Thereupon the subject became one to be thrashed out on all occasions in the Faskell family. With doubt rank ling in his heart, Stuart always was outclassed by his father's triumphant and not-to-be-denied argument that when they had disembarked on that long-ago morning the boat really was turned about, her nose pointing the other way. He said that was proof positive and the younger Faskells took sides hotly. The passage of time served only to add zest to the mystery. This year Stuart and Genevieve descended on their next-door neighbors, a yonng couple in whose wisdom the children trusted. "We want to put it up to you," ex plained Stuart. "We want you to de cide it," and he related the cause of the family debate. "Now, does that sound right to you?" he queried, while Genevieve nodded in concert. "Does it seem that we could get switched just 'cause the boat turned around?" "Oh, my, yes!" solemnly chorused the two appealed to. Stuart turned hopeless eyes on Genevieve. "They're just as stupid as pop." he said disgustedly. "Let's go ask Fred Walton. He's more cul tured!" And they departed, bearing with them the family mystery, which still rages. A Sympathetic Strain. "Do you think you are benefited by your sojourn at the seashore?" "No," answered Mr. Sirius Barker. "Our hotel was at one of those sandy stretches where people tired them selves out In week-end holidays. When you looked at the place you felt sorry for the people and when you looked at the people you felt sorry for the place." piii , f-".- -r-Fas- K-fe:$t32K?iv .. P keil n the course MV of !., a fan, TRUE STATUS OF A TRAITOR. Well Defined by the Father of Sir Walter Scott. Airwnsz the treasures which adorned the "den" of Sir Walter Scott was a china saucer the memorial according to the author of "Edinburgh Under Sir Walter Scott." of a striking in cident in the domestic life of Scott's father and mother. One autumn Mr. Scott. Sr.. hr.d a eliont who came reg I ularly every evening :ii a certain hour ' tn the hmisr lin.-l rrrn:hr'l in his j private room usually lcmu after the iamriy nan gone to lift, the mile mysre-ry of the iriknown visitor ex cited Mrs. Scott's curiosity, and her husband's vague statements inrreised it. Oiie niaiH. therefore. al'houTii she knew it was a r;;irst her husVind's desire, she enured the ron.-i with a salver in Iter hand, and off r d the geijilonian "si dish of tea." as it irs d o be called in eighteenth eenturv par lance. Mr. Scott very coldly rcMised it. but the stran:"r bow.l and ac cepted a cup. Presently he took his leave. Then Mr. Scott seized the empty cup and throw it out on the pavement. His wife was astonished at first, but not when she heard the explanation. "I may admit into my house, on business, persons wholly un worthy to lie tnated as guests of my wife. Neither lip of me nor mine comes after Mr. Murray, or Rrouuh ton's." The client who had called was none other than the traitor. Sec retary Murrry, who bought off his life and fortune by riving evidence against his gallant Jacobite associates. Dun dee Advertiser. SOME SMALL ENGLISH PARISHES. Dozen Inhabitants in One; in Another Only Two Houses. Probably few people know that this country contains a number of par ishes so small that their population can be housed under one or two roofs. For instance. Upper Eldon, near Stockbridge. consists of two houses, which with an eleventh century church and a tiny "God's Acre" in the middle of a farmyard adjoining one of the dwellings, comprise the whole parish. Not much larger is the population of Lullington, five miles from Eastbourne. Small as its church is the interior dimensions are only 16 feet square It Is quite large enough for the inhab itants. In Grove near Tghton Buzzard, there are only about a dozen Inhabi tants, the parish containing a modern farmhouse, two cottages and a tiny church. At Rhyd, in Flintshire, while there are only three adult inhabitants, the village contains five cottages and one ship. Until recently there were two licensed houses, one of which still remains. Tit-Pits. Store Carries Old Hotel Name. Away up in Harlem is a sign which reads: "The Old Astor House Store." In !e:!y to an inquiry the proprietor said: "The business was established in the vicinity of the old Astor house when the latter was the big hotel of New York. Later on it moved up to Fourteenth street and carried the name of the old hotel with it. Some years after it moved up to Forty-second street and the name went with it. Then it jumped all the way to Har lem and, as the name had become one of the fixtures of the business, it was maintained. The business now is in the hands of the third generation of the family that established it. Just a bit of sentiment." New York Press. Pleasant Situation. Clintonville. this county, had sev eral thrills of nervous apprehension on Tuesf'ay of last week. A driver in the emfiy of a torpedo firm started off with a ioad of 40 quarts of nitro glycerine, and when a short distance from the barn stopped, got off his wagon and started an arsrument with a bystander. The team became fright ened and started to run. but had not gone far until the front wheel of the wagon struck an iron support of a porch at a street corner and the horses stripped themselves from the harness, leaving the wagon, with its load of condensed destruction, stand ing. Oil City Derrick. Waterproof Coats of Grass. In the tropics of Mexico, where tor rential rains fall a part of each year, raincoats are a very necessary part of man's apparel. Owing to the in tense heat which prevails in the sum mer season, the ordinary rubber rain coat cannot be worn. A rainproof coat is made from native grasses, and Is worn by the men of the middle and upper classes. The grasses are woven close together and it is impossible for the rain to beat through them, no matter how hard the storm may be. Sone of these coats are made with a hood which protects the head as well as the body. Will Found in a Hat. . Probate has been granted of the will of a peddler who left an estate valued at 11,937. He was Mr. Kar ris Norman, a Polish Jew. of Mill road. Cambridge. The document was found in his silk hat after his death. It was dated January 15. 1903, and by it he left the whole of his property equally between Addenbrooke's hos pital, Cambridge, and the London Jew ish synagogue for the relief of poor and needy Jews. London Evening Standard. Flagrant Violator. Mrs. Crawford What did your hus band say when you told him that you and your daughters were going to Join an an ti -noise club? Mm. Chatter He said be hoped it would kp mm quiet World's Temperance Sunday Suaday School Lesson for Nov. 29, 1908 Specially Arranged for This Paper LESSON TEXT. Isai:: I': 1-1:5. Mi Ki , flV .-, r,., ii. ;.'!.: "EX TEXT. "I keep un-ler j !-:y. ami tiring it into subjection rn y " I Ccmmer.t and Suggestive Thought. In order 'o understand this great prophecy of Isaiah, our lesson for to day, we must first have a vivid realiza tion of i The Historical Situation. Read 2 ' Kings I7:l-:i3: lb: 1-10: Chrcm. 2i. 30. , It is about 7L'5 B. C. Isaiah, the royal prophet, was in Jerusalem, the capita! of Judak. The good King iiezekiak. the rulers and leaders of the state were his audience. The nations were ; going astray, they were worldly, i drunken, selfish, cruel, luxurious, op- j pressing the poor, neglecting religion, ' lot-getting God. From the northwest were coming great hordes of Assyrian soldiers dev - asfating everything on their way. They had reached the northern king dom of which Samaria was the cap ital. Like an overwhelming scourge these semi-savage armies were over running the country with all wanton crimes and cruelties, destroying every thing good. They were sweeping away cities and : villages, farms, cattle, orchards ' everything. The prophet sees them .Iriiting, as in the rapids of Niagara, j swiftly toward destruction. He sees ! the storm-clouds on the horizon threat-: ening tempests and lightning blasts ; and destruction. Within three or four years Samaria, the capital, was captured, and the northern kingdom swept out of exist- ence by the Assyrians. But the people of Jerusalem felt comparatively safe, for their city was a mighty fortress, a very Gibraltar, rarely captured, and probably it never could be captured if the people within were brave, united and true. The prophet, pointing to the north ern kingdom, warns hl6 own people that nothing could save them if they continued to sin. "Repent, or that overwhelming scourge will sweep over Judea and Jerusalem in its devastat ing course." V. 1. "Woe." Not a wish or a prayer for woe, but a warning that woe was coming. "To the crown of pride." The capital, so called, be cause it crowned the hill, or because its battlemented walls resembled a crown. "To (better 'of') the drunk ards of Ephraim," put for the whole kingdom, because Ephraim was the leadingtrlbe. "Whose glorious beauty." The "glorious beauty" of Samaria was a beauty of magnificent luxury. "Sum-: mer" and "winter houses," distinct each from the other fAmos 3 - 1. - "ivory palaces" (1 Kings 22:39; Amos 3:15); a wealth of "gardens, vine yards, fig-orchards and olive yards" (Amos 4:9); residences of "hewn stone" (Amos 5:11); feasts enlivened with "the melody of viols" (Amos 5:23); "beds of ivory" (Amos 6:4); "wine in bowls" (Amos 6:6); "chief ointments" (Amos 6:6) constituted a total of luxurious refinement beyond which few nations had proceeded at the time. Rawlinson. "Is a fading Ilower." It was a kind of beauty that was liable to fade. It had nothing of the riches that endure.. I V. 2. "The Lord hath a mighty and ! strong one." The Lord would use the Assyrian power, "as a tempest of hail, and a destroying storm" to punish the wickedness which was injuring the people far more than the Assyrian hordes could their outward prosper ity. V. 4. "As the hasty fruit." R. V., "the first ripe fig," swiftly decaying or destroyed by the birds. V. 5. Turning from this "crown of pride" and "fading flower" and "decay ing fruit" of sin, the prophet points to the only true "crown of glory and . . . diadem of beauty, the Lord of hosts." V. 6. For he would bring to them the "spirit of judgment," justice, right eousness, and turn back "the battle at the gate," defeating and scattering their enemies. V. 7. Then he shows one source of their woes, "erred through wine . . . out of the way . . . through strong drink," therefore "they err in vision, they stumble in judgment." The Jerusalem drinkers indignant ly ask: V. 9. "Whom shall he teach knowl edge?" What right has Isaiah to talk to us thus? Are we babies just weaned from the milk? school children to be Are we mere ! chided and warned in this way? V. 10. "For precept must be upon precept." The R. V. meaning: "For it is gives the true i precept upon precept." The prophet is telling the ' same story all the time, continually re-' peating, everywhere, all the time, in season, out of season, the same old warning. ! The prophet answers: "This seems j monotonous to you, but you will have ' another kind of monotony if you do j not give heed to my words." "For with stammering lips." Better as R. V.. i "For by men of strange lips, and with J another tongue," (viz., that of the Assyrian hordes) "will he speak to this people (11) to whom he said, This is ine rest . . . m to uie rirM.ing. ( uu i i they might have rest and prosperity, 'yet they would not hear (12)." 13. Therefore by the Assyrian inva sion, they should find "precept upon precept," etc., a monotonous teaching Dy affllctioms and sorrows, till "they . . fall backward, and be broken," as sum to p&as in after years. TREATMENT THAT "GROWS" IRON Peculiar Property of Castings Put to Practical Use. Why should an iron grate bar be come warped, twisted and cracked after long use? The reason appears to have been discovered by Alexander E. Outer bridge, Jr.. of Philadelphia, who tells us that cast iron when heated and cooled swells so that a bar of it becomes not only longer but thicker, and that this increase in size may con tinue with subsequent heatings and coolings until the volume of the bar is 40 per cent, larger than it was originally. Microscopic examination shows that the texture of the swelled bar has be come coarser grained. This discov ery, which was made about three years aso. is now put to practical use in vanous ways. For instance, a sjas engine piston that had worn sua!! was catis-d to "mow" by this method until it again fitted its cylinder. Again, several tons ot" steam rad'a- tors that had been condemned as too 1 short were suce.st uslv treated until ! they could be used at first intended. NORMAL THEORY IS DISPROVED. Quite Preposterous i Present-Cay E: -i the Light :tre.Tism. o! Philosophers s- !doi:" tir of hoor.iint. the normal a::d .leprei:.:ing the all round abnornv.l t .ulency. T'ley hisis that the normal :fe is good for our bodies, and eke f r our insriencc:'. Hut this is rh? :rd. V e c;nnot en joy ourselves and at the sane tin: be normal. Every j I ensure is some thing which is abr.orrnal to us. Ever- j man and woman ai the present da; : who sets out w'th the object o achieving distinction, or popularity any description, must be abnormal'.; good or abnormally lud oefore it ca: create an impression. The "normal theory is a propor.terous one. Imagine a woman in normal clothes At the present moment woman ha attained the pinnacle of notoriety ir the opposite direction, and on its top most point is set her hat. Imagine the successful athlete In a normal condition. Imagine the winner of a motor race as a normal pleasure seeker; and there are others too many to mention. Philadelphia Rec ord. Paying the Price. "Is it not some reproach upon the economy of Providence that such a one. who is a mean, dirty fellow, should have amassed wealth enough to buy half a nation?" Not the least. ' "e maae niraseu a mean, amy ieuo . for that ver-v end- He has "a5d hi- "ealth, his conscience, hrs liberty for it: and win env" him his arsain? wm yu hanS 'm,r head and blush in : his presence because he outshines you 1 in equipage and show? Lift up your brow with a noble confidence, and say to yourself: I have not these things, it ' is true; but it is because I have not sought, because I have not desired i them; it is because I possess some- i thing better. I have chosen my lot, I am content and satisfied. Anna Letitia Barbauld. A Restrained Grief. Rack in the ridges of Tennessee two mountaineers got into an argument. Words led to blows, and in the fight ! that followed one of the men was killed. A neighbor rode on ahead to the dead man's cabin to prepare his wife. He found her seated at a table eating apple dumplings. He broke the sad news to her as gently as he could. She listened quietly, with a dumpling poised in the air half way to her mouth. When the neighbor paused she stuffed the dumpling into her mouth and said: "You jest wait 'til I finish this hyer dumplin' an' then you-ali 'il hear hollerin." Harper's Monthly. The Truly to Be Pitied. Stevenson: Pitiful is the case of the I blind, who cannot read the face; piti-1 ful the case of the deaf, who cannot i follow the changes of the voice. And there are others, also, to be pitied, for i there are some of an inert and inclo- j quent nature who have been denied all the symbols of communication, who , have neither a lively play of facial ex-: pression, nor yet the gift of frank, ex-, planatory speech: people truly made of clay, people tied for life into a bag which no one can undo. They are poorer than the gypsy, for their heart can speak no language under heaven. The "Jim Crow" Law in Heaven. Uncle Wash, .in aged colored man who is given to seeing visions, was recently regaling a group of brethren and sisters in the church with a dream of heaven that he had had the night before. As he was graphically describ ing its gold-paved streets, its gates of pearl and the hosts of white-robed, fair-haired angels playing upon jew eled harps, an old woman interrupted with the query: "See any niggahs dah?" "Huh," he snorted, indignantly, "does you s'pose I went 'round to de kitchen ?" Philadelphia Ledger. Catching Rats. Do rats drink water? Do they re quire water? The best way to catch these rodents is to put any animal sub- we,j perfumed with oij of rho. dium into a trap. This- induces them to enter readily, and even draws them from a considerable distance, as they are extremely partial to this oil. An ounce of oil of rhodium will cost you 50 cent. Catnip to a cat is nothing like rhodium to a rat. Oil of rhodium ii made from a species of bindweed, sad Is need in perfwowy. Myth of the "You can't ttll me." said Smith, when the joshing ceased and ho was allowed to get in a word in his own defense, "that there's anything at all in the joke about the bride's ignorance of household matters. I've been mar ried only a couple of weoks. but I've seen oriough to convince mo. Why, the first day I went into the kitchen without being called, my wife drove me out just as naturally as I've seen my mother drive my father out. But before I did get out I had grabbed a couple of hot home-made doughnuts, the first I've eaten in years, and they were somethin' scrumptious. "And say. all this truck about the bride ordering half a dozen ox livers or a sirloin of chicken or a yard and a half of pork roast is the worst kind cf rot. When the butcher's boy brought the goods she looked it over carefully and then she weighed it. " 'Toll Mr. Sparerib.' she said to the boy. -that there is no trimming on a leg of Iamb, and this is three ounces short with the bone weighed in. "The boy opened his eyes pretty wide and then he got red and began to fish around in the basket. Finally ho brought out another slip for five cents less. 'I guess there was a mis take.' he mumbled. "When he had gone my wife looked serious. 'He's gotten hold of a bill pad.' she said, 'and is adding a few cents to the bill of each customer. I hate to complain, but I will if I sus pect him of using it again. Oh, ha won't try to use it on me. but it's a shame that he should cheat the other customers and ruin a man's business.' "That was the way it went all day. Nothing came in without being ex amined. None of the 'ten cents a whole lot' men and none of the 'two big buckets a quarter' men worked? any of their goods off on her. She) looked into everything. But the limit came when the groceries arrived. Sho kept the boy until she had gone over the bill and checked off the Items. Then she looked the things over. One of them was a package of seeded raisins, and she opened that at the top and at the bottom. Then she gave it b:.ck to the boy. 'Take that back," she said. Some one has been eating the raisins out of the bottom of it.' He took it, and half an hour later, the grocer, whom I uspect of being named Meyer .ame around to inquire and protesL 'That is all right,' she said. 'Only the other day I saw your son eating seeded raisins out of the bottom of a package, and I thought that if he did it once he might do it again!' "The boy had been too darned lazy to eat the raisins with the seeds in them, and so he had been stealing them out of the package and closing it up again. I told her I didn't think there was so much need of sharp watching, but she only answered: Try to run the house without it. You don't earn enough money to allow me to waste anything, and so I have to make every cent count for its full value, or else we'll have to do without lots of things.' "And do you know how I spent the last two or three days of my vacation and honeymoon? Peeling peaches and coring crab apples. Yes, sir. Togeth er with plums and grapes we put up 12 dozen quart bottles, besides a dozen jars of piccalilli. That was something different from the way mother used to do. At preserving time she drove us all, father included, out of the house and let us eat windfalls from the orchard trees. It was a time of terrible storm and strain for her and us. The results were good, though, when it was over. But my wife just put a big kitchen apron on me and made me help; not try to direct things, mind you, or oiler any sugges tions, but do what she told me to do. "What do you think of that for the new woman, the product of our mod ern ineffective civilization, that these bum political economists and others are talking their heads off about? It's my one best guess that most wom en are pretty much alike if they get half a show and have half a teaspoon ful of brains. "As for cooking well, I'm in easy. Yet she learned it all at school, the same as thousands of other girls, and she claims the average girl can have the same success if she isn't lazy and is willing to sidestep the delicatessen store habit. That's the roc'j on which a good many housewives are wrecked. The man who falls a victim to it soon will have an annual meal ticket at the tree lunch counter, and ho will go there when he wants substantial food." "Say, Smith," broke in the book keeper, "it listens to me as if your wife was one of thesrt old-fashioned slaves to the cook stove." "You've got another gusss coming," said Smith, hotly. "She puts less time but more brains into the work, and she gets better results. It's only a question of being modern and being willing to use a little energy. When :he comic papers or you fellows spring matrimonial jokes and Mrs. Newly wed observations, you make me tired." Perhaps it did all the other men in the office, for they insittntly and unan imously announced themselves willing to accept, any visiting invitations Smith might choose to extend. Near-French. "What do you think of Jim's lan guage since he has lived in Paris a year?" "Think It is still Jim's language. It Isn't French by a long waya."