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RED RIVER. NEW MEXICO. ' The Japanese army Is Kalping atpail ily on Its way, as the irisiiman would remark. The man who says we do not know what to do with our money must be a vegetarian. Jan Isn't the only one who, since the arrival of those twins, Is making music in the Kubellk home. It is stated on reliable authority that the horse which broke into a Cincinnati flat had no family. Other things being equal, the hap piest man in hot weather Is the one who doesn't know how hot it is. That was a sad death of Jim Cor bett's. He died of indigestion. Jim was a 280-pound New York turtle. Possibly Mr. Pcrdlcaris is at last convinced of the superior advantages of America as a place of residence. The Columbian university of Wash ington has changed its name to George Washington university. Good swap! One of the Republican orators says that the problem now Is what to do with our money. Speak for yourself, brother. Mark Twain has leased a farm In Plttsfleld for the summer, but he is altogether too level-headed to under- j take to work it. A Bellefontalne woman has con- trae'ed a serious case of blood-poison- : Ing by washing her face. We hesitate to point the moral. i Hetty Green's scornful declaration that she would rather have a donkey than an automobile is not surprising. Donkeys are cheaper. Patcrson, N. J., has just had a dis astrous fire. Paterson goes regularly from floods to fires and anarchists, with short waits between. Kisses transmitted by telepathy will never be very popular so long as there are opportunities of getting them delivered on the premises. Baseball has been Introduced In Ja pan. The Japs being mere imitators, it may be taken for granted that there 'is trouble ahead for their umpires. The reason a man marries his sweet 'heart Is because she is not like other girls. The reason he divorces her is because she is. Illinois State Journal. A German peasant has a pair of feet that require No. 17 shoes. It is scarce ly necessary, perhaps, to add that the peasant to whom these feet pertain is a man. Let us give our forefathers credit ifor never suspecting that the time twould come when the toy pistol would figure in celebrations of Freedom's birthday. The woman who left a package of paris green in the baby's go-cart has proved her eligibility to membership in the Amalgamated Association ol Boat-Rockers It Is said that a cup of ordinary rock salt added to the 'iath is soothing to the nerves and will often Insure rest ful sleep particularly if one has an active imagination. You can teach a monkey to imitate a man, but a man can imitate a monkey without any teaching. This 1 shows the superiority of the human intellect over brute brain. The possibility that he might have made even more money if he had freshened up his faculties by taking a vacation la the lurking misgiving that bothers Uncle Russell Sage. President Schurman emphatically urges this year's Cornell graduates to marry, and doubtless they will, if they meet the right girls and feel that tthey are able to support them. Newport society has dropped the monkey dinners and is going in for psychological research. An edlfled public will now see Mr. Harry Lear evolute into a psychic phenomenon. Hayti has apologized for the attack on M Depres, the Frencl minister, who was stoned as be drove past the palace, and the Incident s closed. So was the carriage, fortunately for M Depres. The estimate of 14,000,000 as the number of men who have lost their lives in battle during the last hundred years does not take into account the lives lost In the annual battle of the Fourth of July. That must indeed be a great spec tacle that is taking place now In southern Manchuria, and yet It is hard probable that the southern Man i Inn -mns who have the best opportu nity to witness It are thoroughly en Joying It. Here's another jilted swain suing a itfckle young woman for breach of promise We need this sort of thing more frequently. The current newt Is setting quite too solemn and tragic. Politic and crime wax monotonous. Store merriment! too kckn a bargained Woman Shopper Overreached Herself In Her Eagerness. The late Levi Z. Leiter now and then used to narrate Incidents of his early life as a clerk In a dry goods shop of Ieltersburg, Md. With one of these Incidents, as with a parable. Mr. Leiter would often Illustrate some point he wished to make. "Be frugal and careful In your deal ings," he said to a young business man one day, "but nevr be grasping. Never try to overreach. Such courses too often make a man ridiculous, and give him besides a had reputation that lasts all his life. "A reputation of this kind was ac quired In a moment In our Leltersburg store by a woman, and she could never shake It off. "This woman came Into the store nnd said to me, In the presence of a good-sized crowd of people: " 'How much Is this gulmpe, young man ?' " 'One dollar a yard, ma'am.' said I. "Hut she was slightly deaf. She misunderstood me. "'Two dollars a yard?' she ex claimed. Well, it ain't worth It. I'll give ye a dollar and a half, and that's all 1 11 give.' " 'One dollar, ma'am. Is the price,' I repeated In a louder key. " 'Oh,' Rhe snld. 'That's much too high. I'll give ye 75 cents.' " The Rue-Anemone. Under nn onk tree in a woodland, whore The dreaming spring had dropped It from her hair. 1 found u flower, through which I seemed to gase Beyond the World and see what n man dare Behold and live the myths of bygone days: Diana atal Endymlon nnd the bare Slim beauty of the boy whom Echo wooed. And Hyaclnthus. whom Apollo dewed With love and death, and Daphne, ever fair. And that reed-slender girl whom Pan pursued. I stood and gaed and through It seemed to see The Dryad's feet donee by the forest tree. Her hair wild blown; the Faun, with listening ea;. Deep in the boscage, kneeling on one knee. Watl bins the wandered Oread draw near. Her wild heart heating like a honey bee Within a rose all, the myths of old. All. all the bright shapes of the age of gold. Peopling the wonder worlds of poetry, Through it I seemed In fancy to behold. What other flower that, fashioned like a star. Draws Its frail life from earth and braves the war Of all the heavens, can suggest the dreams , That this suggests. In whom no truce of mar Or soil exists: where stainless Inno cence seems nrhrlned, and where, beyond our vision far. That Inaccessible beauty which the heart Worships as truth and holiness and art Is symbolized: wherein embodied are The things that make the soul's Im mortal part? Llpplncott's. Biblical Injunction Reversed. Most farmers, and especially boys, take trouble to hunt down a snake when they are really the farmers' friends Many person will leave a carriage or team In the road to kill a snake they see upon the roadside. And as for the blacksnake that lives under the house or old porch, it is a greater enemy to mice and rats than the best cat could possibly be, while it would not harm an infant; in fact, could be tamed to be very interesting. Kindness always wins snakes, and they will show it as perceptibly as most creatures. A blacksnake pet is more cleanly than a dog or cat, Is far less trouble, will respond to the famil iar call just as quickly, show every evidence of affection as sincerely, and ; if its fangs should scratch the skin j or even penetrate the flesh the result is not so annoying as the scratches from the briars that come from pick ing roses or blackberries. Easton (Md.) Gazette. She Called It Living. It Is strange to mark the contrast of existence between two people living practically side by side with each other. Into the fortunes of one so much Is crowded changes, events and various happenings so that a decade of the life of this one is more than the allotted threescore and ten of the other. "Nothing has ever happened to me," said a girl of twenty-three, rath er discontentedly, "and Just see what Mildred S has had! We left school together at eighteen. Since then she has been engaged, broke it off, become engaged again, married, quarrelled with her husband, got a divorce, and is now back ho'me again with all that behind her, while I have been going on exactly the same." "But you certainly do not think her lot an enviable one?" queried her mother, laughing. "No," said the girl, doubtfully; "but it was living. I don't know but that is better than merely existing." Forced Contribution. Not long ago in New York soma philanthropic effort was started In a church to raise funds, and it was de cided to have a special sermon and collection. Mr. H was appointed one of the members to pasB the plate. Meeting a friend on Broadway, and being very anxious for a large collec tion, he urged his attendance. The friend was compelled to leave the city that very day, but stated that he had given his wife a five-dollar bill for the collection. As the plate was passed, the lady put in $3. Mr. H , instead of pass ing on, stopped and, in an undertone, said : "No you don't. I want the other f2. You know your husband gave you 5." The lady, very much astonished, said: "Do move on, Mr. H " "No," replied H , "I'll remain here till I get the other $2." Phila delphia Public Ledger. Ostrich Plucking. Ostrich plucking Is really not a "plucking" but a "cutting," says a i writer In Country Life In America. The ostrich Is coaxed Into a wedge shaped Inclosure and a small bag drawn over his head, which renders htm unresisting. The large plumes are ear-fully cut, leaving an Inch of the quill, which In time drops out. A I few of the small feathers, when ready to fall out, are really plucked. An ostrich yields about fifty feathers at a plucking. 8mitha Found Everywhere. Some of the Smiths have got as far away from home as China. They have been there long enough to im bibe Oriental ideas and to become es tablished in trade. There is a Shang hai Smith anil a Canton Smith. Smith of Shanghai runs to art, apparently; at any rate he is described as a "mak er of fine cabinets." Smith of Can ton is probably an artist, too, in bis way; he Is an auctioneer. Paper Cooking Utensils. In the Japanese army every soldier carries with him kettles which are made of paper, the invention of one Daiju. The kettle is made of ordinary thin Japanese paper. It is filled with water, and then water is poured over it. It is hung over the fire, and in ten minutes the water is boiling. The kettle can be used eight or ten times, and the cost of it is about 2 cents. Divining Rod. A divining rod Is a rod with forked branches, usually made of witch hazel, but sometimes of Iron or even of brass and copper, and used by those that pretend to tell where wa ter, minerals and metals are under ground. According to the supersti tion, the rod is said to dip when held over the desired spot. American Fish for Argentine. The streams of the Argentine Re public, South America, are to be stock ed with rainbow trout from the hatch eries of Colorado. The deal Is being arranged through the United States Fish Bureau at Leadvllle, which has obtained 60,000 eyed eggs from the Colorado fish and game commissioner. Most Active Volcano. Mount Sangay is the most active volcano In the world. It is situated in Ecuador, is 17,120 feet in height, and has been In constant activity since 1728. The sounds of Its erup tions are sometimes heard in Quito, 150 miles distant, and 267 reports wre once counted in one hour. Where Allspice Grows. Practically all of the allspice or pimento, that enters into the com merce of the world is grown on the Island of Jamaica. The exports of this product from Jamaica in 1902 amounted to 8,072,960 pounds, against 11,261,264 pounds in 1901 and 13,884, 8C4 pounds in 1900. Death Result of Greediness. A perch weighing 1 pounds has been captured r.t Birmingham, Eng land, having tightly jammed in its throat the body of a half-pound roach. The head of the latter was too big for the perch's throat, and the result was that both fish were suffocated. Revenge of Tibetan. Some years ago at Darjlling, on the border of India, a Tibetan was ducked in a fountain for Insolence to an Eng lishwoman. He was afterward prime minister of Tibet and did much to shape the Tibetan policy of exclusion for all white foreigners. Waiting Rooms for Passengers. The Montreal Street Railway Com pany has recently erected a number of pretentious waiting rooms in differ ent parts of the city. One of them Is a two-story brick structure, where thane is a ticket office and conveni ences for passengers. American "Partridges." In the North, where the ruffed grouse is known as the partridge, the bob-white is called the quail; in the South, where the ruffed grouse is known as the pheasant, the quail is called the partridge. Country Life in America. India's Plants. India has, perhaps, a greater va riety of plants than any other coun try in the world, having 15,000 native species, while the flora of the entire continent of Europe only embraces about ten thousand. Eager to Learn. There is no compulsory attendance at schools in Japan for the reason tlat none is needed, both parents and children being eager for all the educational advantages they can get. Vaccination for Drunkenness. A new cure for Inebriety is by means of vaccination. 1 know of one very bad case where the patient after treatment has continued Bober to this day. Leisure Hour. Steel Replaces Hemp. Steel is slowly but surely displac ing hemp as the material of which all hawsers and ropes are made In the ships of the British fleet. Low Prices for Relics. Nels' .-' cocked hat fetched 16.25 at a sale, and an umbrella, which belong ed to the Duke of Wellington $42. British Domestic Servants. Great Britain has 1,951,000 domestic servants, earning 68,500,000 per annum. Ma laget in United States. Of tht aian Inge In general In the United Btati s discovered that out of the 1000 considered 139 men will have been married :it least once be fore tin' celebration under considera tion vl i t. !,,, ',i wm have made vows for the first time. Of the 1,000 women in i'o e.isii inly ninety-eight will hav worn widow's weedB before the wedding. Thus, out of the 1,000 individuals, parties to the 1,000 mar riage 2:17 ni have bongbt'or have worn wedding rini before. Plane Trolley Parties. A Central office for the supplying of Informal i"ii about all the possible trips by trolley In the vicinity of Boa ton, h at been opened up in that city by a man who bIbo undertakes per sonally to conduct parties around the country near Boston. These trips cover from one to three days and take in all the Interesting points within easy reach. The traveling is done ex clusively by trolley. Propagation of Tomatoes. In the great majority of cases, new varieties of tomatoes, as of other fruits, are not "produced"; they are rather discovered, says a writer In Country Life in America. One finds a new form in his garden and propa gates It. Some of the new forms will not propagate themselves readily from seed, whereas others will "come true" to a greater or less extent. ' Slmpllfylng Japanese. The learning of Japanese will bo greatly facilitated by the abandon ment of their peculiar way of writing and printing their language. Ten years ago the universities inaugurx ed the reform; next year the use of English letters will be begun In the public schools, and this will soon lead to their general use. Italians Find Papyri. A further find of papyri has re warded the excavations undertaken by the Italians at Hermopolis, in Egypt, under the direction of Breccia. In addition to a number of official documents. It includes a portion of an unknown epic, arl one or two other literary fragments of interest. Pincushion Swallowed Up Needles. A lady in this city, reading that a pincushion that had been in use for some time, on being opened developed j about 150 needles, had the curiosity to pull apart a pincushion that she j had been uo!ng about twenty-five years. She found by actual count 410 needles. Hartford Courant. Municipality in Miniature. The smallest commune In all France, and one which in point of smallness would be difficult to beat in Western Europe, is a tiny spot named Morteau, In the Upper Marne, not far from Andelot. It has thirteen inhabitants, and there are just four voters on the register. Hospital Flowers. All the hospitals and almshouses In Berlin are regularly supplied with fresh flowers from the public garden, while twice a week each of the na tional schools receives from 100 to 150 specimens of four different kinds ol plants for use at botany lessons. Bacteria Grow on Meat. The gamey flavor of meat Is gained by the bacteria feeding upon it. These develop within an hour after food is exposed on pantry shelves, and long before the flavor Is appro ciable to the senses the bacteria that produce them are abundant. Sea Robin's Peculiarities. The sea robin, so called because it has magnificent crimson fins as big as a bird's wings just behind his head. Is a fish with a voice. He utters a deep, loud "quawk" when be is caughi and repeats it every time he la touched. Sleeping Disease. It has been noticed by the Congo expedition dispatched by the Liver pool School of Tropical Medicine to study sleeping sickness, that in a large percentage of cases actual sleet is not a marked feature of the dis ease. Thief Lose Novel Wager. Having wagered $40 that he would steal five medals from a policeman' chest, a young man In Paris secured two, says the Petit Parlsien, but was caught at the third attempt and will be prosecuted. Evil of Sugar Gluttony. Prof. Ooston says that future scien tists will place the evils of sugar glut tony on a pedestal a conspicuous a the drink question, as causing a de terioratlon of individuals and race. Most Expensive Fur. The most expensive fur is that ol the black fox at Kamschatka, the skin of which, when dressed, becomes very attractive blue. A single skin ll worth as much as $1,000. Ruin Threaten Campanile. A telegram from Ravenna aay the campanile of that town la threatened with the same fate as the campanll of St. Mark', Venice. Reflection of Wi Meditation. Congeniality, a aenae of humor, and endless patience these .are the thre must he's" of wedded happiness. Blue Light for Neuralgia. Neuralgia 1 said to be successfully treated In Italy by the uae of 'ilue lifcht. BITS OF KOREAN WISDOM. The Cosmopolitan Is Indebted to a citizen of Korea for a number of prov erhs and sayings which afford an In 1 terestlng Insight Into, Korean mode of thought, and in this way Illustrate th( Intellectual aptitude and power of ob servatlon of the people: - It is only the thirsty who dig a I well. He who hath eaten salt drinketh water. If one Is not observing, one sees nothing. When the tiger is gone the fox 1 master. I Doe smoke come out of a tireless chimney? The higher the mountain the deeper the valley. Even a hedgehog ones are weak. say his young One knows the face of a man, but not his Interior. One can paint the fur of the tiger, but not his joints. As soon as the moon gins to grow smaller. is full It be- Even the blind man can find his way through an open door. A thing is good when It Is new; a man is good when he 1b old. When the ox has broken through the stall repairs are first made. A single high wheat stalk Is not dis tinguished from the rest in the field. A basket full of gold is not so val uable for a son -s instruction in one of the classics. A family which has no sickness for ten years must be rich. Boston Tran script. LITTLE SERMONS OUT OF Eventually most of us do what we feally want to do. Almost Invariably a liar speaks the truth with his eyes. With head, heart and hand rightful ly attuned it is smooth sailing. What man or woman half merits the opinion held of them by their child Don't sign your name to it if you would be asham--i to have your sister read it. No woman with an atom of romance will say "No" to a man who proposes on bended knee. The shingle Is the thing for the 7-year-old boy who wants to wear fash ionable clothes. Truly great men say what they mean and do what they say, even in a business transaction. A good many of the season's gradu ates will be ready for the business of life in a few years when they have forgotten that they know it all. The man who sat In a street car while a dozen tired women stood was thought a model of politeaess by the girl he knew as he offered bis place to her when she entered. SOME WEATHER LORE. Sunflower raising Its head Indicates rain. Snakes expose themselves on the approach of rain. Drains, ditches and dunghills are more offensive before rain. Rainbow at night, sailors' delight; Rainbow in morning, sailors' warning. Rainbow In morning, shepherds take warning; Rainbow at night, ahepherds' delight. The sun, moon and stars indicate impending weather changes only so far as their appearance is affected by existing atmospheric conditions. Rainbow In morning shows that shower Is west of us, and that we will probably get It. Rainbow in the even ing shows that shower la east of ua and is passing off. In dry weather, when creeks and springs that have gone dry become moist, or, a we say, begin to sweat, it Indicates approaching rain. Many springs that have gone dry will give a good flow of water just before rain. J. E. Walter, KansaB. DINK ELSPI ELERS. A good actor is known py der audi ence be keeps. Peoples dot borrow trouble alvaya vant to pass It along. Der man dot dinks he cuts der most ice is cuenerally a warm baby. An ounce of apology i vorth a pound of beefsteak for der black . . Vunce a chentleman alvaya a chen tlemans eggscept In der matter of gettin a aeat on der Elevated Hough house. George V. Hobart in Chicago American. iAYS THE MISOGYNI8T. I tried to write a love letter once, but I didn't know whom to address it to. Woman rarely suffers from lack of ah Idea. Just one vill last her for a !ng while. Who knows? Was the originator of the great national Industry, poker, married or single? There are some things that can he accomplished but once in a lifetime, such as growing baldheaded, for ex ample. The first time a married man swears is when he swears allegiance to his wife. After that well, it largely depends! I am expecting a visit from a spin ster friend. I have placed a hlgh beeled slipper and .the photo of an actress on the mantelpiece. Breakfast chat this morning was to the effect that there were four newly wed couples on our street, and a new law office was about to open. I heard of a chap once who lived through a tidal wave, a simoon, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption, and finally succumbed to love-Bick-ness. That new hoarder, Mr. Drygoods, Is telling Miss Marshmallow that he ex pects to be floorwalker in six months. I can see a honeymoon over my left shoulder. When I was a boy I never had a nurse, or a governess, or a French maid from Sligo, and now. when I look back over this state of affairs, I marvel how I grew up so success fully. New York Telegraph. JOTTINGS. The man who gives a woman away Is too mean to be generous. Men who go to law are sure to get satisfaction if they are lawyers. All women are born reformers and they want to begin on some man. A woman's favorite writer Is a hus band who is capable of writing checks. An Irishman says that being an ancient mu-t have been a healthful occupation. A man in trouble Is apt to discover that his friends are not as friendly as they might be. Many a man who says he has great presence of mind manages successful ly to conceal it. When a widower begins to tell his troubles to a widow she knows he la going to ask her to share them. About two-thirds of the people wbo attend church can't tell an hour later what the minister talked about. When an old man proposes to a girl he should accompany his proposal with a certified check not neces sarily for publication, but as a guar anty of good faith. DAUGHTER OF WISE PARENTS. To her they carry confidences and worries which It does not seem ex pedient to convey to the generally overburdened mistress of the house. Her sympathy and camaraderie cre ate a green spot in their workaday live. She finds a natural field of activity In the arrangement of flower's, the oversight of house plants, the dispose tlon of furniture, books, pictures, bric-a-brac. She understands the composition of different dishes and the theory ol cooking, and, when the household is without domestics, takes a responsible part as menagere. She has her own allowance of pocket money and dress money and Is taught the use of a bank account and a check book. All this and much more doe the athletic girl of culture to-day when she is the daughter of wise parents. She does It because her parent, be ing wise, see in time that they render her happier In training her to b un selfish. St. Louis Globe-Democrat WORKSHOP PHILOSOPHY. ' Look twice before you strike, and perhaps you won't strike at all. Until the people directly legislate they will be Indirectly fleeced. The bird of good wages in the hand Is worth a dozen pensions In the bush. The poor ye have always with you, but the rich are getting ready to leave the city for the seashore. The devil can still quote scripture look at Charlie Schwab of the Steel Trust accusing the union of "restrict ing production." If brick weighs seven pounds and a half a brick, how long will it lake a man who I supporting a family of five on $2 a day to save enough to en dow a library Frank K Foster in Chicago American.