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THE SLATE CREEK MINES Eureka Group Sold to C. D. Lane of California. Seattle, June 14. News comes from Anacoites that work will be resumed on a large scale on the Eureka group of 'mines in the Slate Creek mining camp, which now belong to C. D. Lane, a millionaire mining operator of Califor nia. The final transfer to Mr. Lane was effected in Anacortes a few days ago. This is the property that some years ago was under bond to Colonel Hart for Montana parties. After spend ing upward of $ 50, 000 they allowed ther bond to lapse, but the owners. having faith in ther property, continued working it until about two years ago, when a bond was made to Mr. Lane. : Almost Ready for Operation. The property is nearly ready for oper-' ation. The tramway between the mine and the stamp mill must be finished. The mill has 10 stamps of 1,100 pounds each and is substantially constructed, j The property has a saw and shingle mill and electric light plant. The Ftamp mill was completed last fall and found to work perfectly. It is the intention to put in a roast ing furnace as soon as supplies can be shipped in this summer, to treat all ores on the ground, instead of shipping concentrates. People who know the property, say that it will develop into a big mine. TWO REPUBLIC MINES. Active Work on the Quilp and on the Knob Hill. Republic, June 14. Work is ac tive on the Quilp mine. The new ma chinery is giving satisfaction. Two drills are making about five feet per day. The compressed air hoist is work ing smoothly at the winze and good j progress will now be made in getting out the ore for shipping. The shaft will be extended to the 300-foot level before cross cutting. The ledge en countered on this property has in creased greater in width in proportion to depth obtained in sinking than any mine in the camp. In the tunnel it measured 26 feet, at the 50-foot level it was 80 feet wide, and at the 100-foot level it was between 90 and 100 feet in width. This is the largest body ore in the camp and it is hard and clean. At the 50-foot level there is 30 feet of ore that will average $13 per ton. In the lower levels the values are higher somewhat. The new seven-drill com pressor is in operation and the com pany will be in a position to ship 200 tons of ore a day for an indefinite period, if necessary: More men have been pnt to work stoping in the tunnel and each level. Thirty men are em ployed. The survey has been completed for the steam tram to be constructed up the gulch, connecting the mines in the vicinity for shipping to the mills. The Quilp will furnish the new Repub lic mill with at least 100 tons a day. North of the Trade Dollar and east of the Ben Hur is the Knob Hill', a prop erty supposed to be valuable. A cross cut tunnel has been extended in the hill 540 feet, where the ledge u struck, and the indications are now that they have a fine property. A shaft was sunk at the first where the vein was found in place and an average of values obtained of $30 per ton at the 10-foot level. The tunnel level is 350 feet from the surface and there are now three feet of fine looking quartz that should run even higher than in the shaft. A drift north and south has been started on the ledge. Good Washington Mine. Spokane, June 14. A contract has been let for sinking a 100-foot shaft on the Rebecca and running 125 feet of tunnel on the Rebecca extension. These claims are owned by Spoakne and Cheney parties. About 500 tons ol ore are already on the dump and it averages about $45 to the ton. Some assays run as high as $200, mostly cop per. The Rebecca and Rebecca exten sion are located near the Columbia river, about 16 miles from Keller, Wash. New Idaho Mining District, Grangeville, Idaho, June 14. A new mining district has been organized across Salmon river from this place, called the Crooks Corrall district. The boundaries of the new district are as follows: Commencing at the head of Race creek, thence to Snake river, thence to the summit of the divide at the Larry Ott saddle (between Snake and Salmon rivers), thence along the divide to place of beginning. Improving the Blue Jacket. Cuprum, Idaho, June 14. Hoisting machinery, pump and engine for the Bine Jacket mine have reached the property and will be rapidly installed. Several cars of ore are ready for haul ing to the railroad for shipment to the Eastern smelter. Gold Output This Tear. Nome Probably $15,000,000. Washington Rough estimate, $3, 000,000. Klondike Some say $18,000,000. Others $25,000,000. Oregon Rapidly increasing and this year's output will reach close to $5, 000,000. Klondike's Gold Output. Victoria, B. C, June 14. The first crowd of Klondikers this season arrived by the steamer Amnr Saturday. They report that 200 miners have reached Skagway. Six steamers have passed up the river. The gold output is estimated by Daw son papers at $18,000,000. News is given of a stampede to the Koyuknk and to Sulphur creek, gravel being fonnd in the old channel which goes 50 cents to the pan. A nugget weighing 77 ounces was found on Chee Chako. Looking for Coal, Gas or Oil. Port Angeles, Wash., June 14. Ar rangements have been completed by C. Van Sickle, of New York, to drill here for coal, gas or oil. He claims to rep resent Eastern capitalists who are will ing to spend $10,000 to determine whether coal or oil can be found in this vicinity. More Pay fnr Coal Miners Seattle, June 14. Coal miners at Carbonado and Wikeson mines, in this late, nave oeeu uuuueu ui a iu per t increase in wages, xneae mines THE MINING WORLD THE ROSSLAND DISTRICT New Owners of the Giant Take Hold of the Property. Rossland, B. C, June 14. The water is being taken out of the Grant shaft in preparation for the resumption of sinking on the ore body. This work is being done by A. D. Coplen and W. G. Armstrong, of Spokane, the representatives of Philadelphia and Michigan capitalists, who have ob tained control ot the company. The new owners express confidence that the Giant will make a mine, and are willing to spend money to proving it. They are the third party to make the at tempt, the last being Colonel W. M. Ridpath, E. G. Sanders and others of the old Le Roi syndicate, from Spo kane, but they threw up their bond last April. Other Canadian Mines. Work is to be started on the North ern Belle, which adjoins the St. Elmo, on Red mountain, by R. E. Palmer, who has just returned from Montreal, where he received instructions from the owners. There is a good showing and if the summer's work confirms its value a plant will be installed in the fall. Andrew Drewey and others have bonied the Sunset, near Whitewater, in the Slocan, for $30,000. It adjoins the Wellington and a short extension of the tunnel from that claim will tap the vein at a dejpth of 600 feet. The vien is 13 feet in width, with 10 inches of high grade ore. New Machinery in Frisco. Gem, Idaho, June 14. New ma chinery is being installed in the Frisco mill here. One of the largest crushers in the Northwest, weighing 15 tons, will be ready to start in a few days. Struck a Pocket. F. M. Smith, who has been assisting: Joseph Shepherd in prospecting a ledae on Grnbb creek, a tributary ot Sterl ing, informs the Medford, Or., Mai' that he and his partner took out a stun, pocket last week from which they real ized over $27 at the bank, and Mr. Smith says the pocket is not by any means exhausted. He says the pocket may prove to be a large one, as the same character of rock continues. They will lose no time in going down on the vein, which varies in size from one to fonr feet and all sufficient ly mineralized to make it a fine paying proposition. The quartz is blue and porous and all of it carries more or less free gold. The walls are granite and porphry with cyanite and feldspar. Work Is Being Pushed. Work is being steadily pushed at the Mountain Lion mine, in Southern Ore gon, owned by Bailey brothers, on Missouri flat, says the Rogue River Courier. The lower tunnel has now reached a length of nearly 400 feet, and it is expected that it will tap the ledge inside of 40 or 50 feet farther. Through 1 out the whole course of this tunnel, the rock has been easily worked and not so hard but that a good showing could be made each day. A flow of water almost sufficient to run the mill is now coming from the tunnel and it is expceted that when the vein is struck, the tunnel will yield an ample water supply for milling pur poses. The ore at this mine carries high values in gold, and the new tnn ncl will open a large body of the ore. The mine is well equipped with a good stamp mill and is one of the very best properties in that section. Two New Ledges Opened. The placer district in Southern Ore gon is showing up some very fine prop erties. In addition to the valuable claims already nnder an advanced state of development in the district and which have been proved to be high grade and permanent, Paul Scharing son is prospecting two new discoveries which give promise of being no less valuable than the Greenback or Brown ing veins. One of these ledges is seven feet wide, and though the ore is not high grade as far as prospecting has y shown, still it is sufficiently mineral ized for a milling proposition. There is 350 feet of tunneling and a 70-foot shaft on the other ledge. This vein is about 18 inches wide. Consid erable money has been taken from this ledge with an arastar. Outlook Is Bright. A correspondent at Geiser, Or. , writ ing to the Baker City Democrat, says the mines of the Empire Mining Com pany are looking fine and the company is planning for the erection of a mill. The White Elephant owners are go ing to build very soon. The Bonanza mine has plenty of good ore for its 40-stamp mill. A $312 nngget was picked np in the placers of Austin, McMudre & Co. , at Winterville, near here, the other day. The owners of these claims expect to clean np $25,000. They are working a full crew on the Black Bird and pushing development as fast as possible. With three or fonr mills in this camp we will begin to have a day. A new bank building is going np in Coquille City, Or. A scarcity of laborers is reported at Gray's Harbor, Wash. Tacoma has adopted plans for a new school. house, to cost $20,000. North Yakima, Wash., is soon to have a fruit and vegetable cannery. Sixty-five men are employed build ing the Great Northern railroad bridges in Spokane. Machinery for a sash and door and furniture factory combined has reached Coquille City, Or. Ellensburg, Wash., has passed an ordinance forbidding the use of barbed wire fences within the city limits. The promoters of the Pierce county, Wash. , fruit fair have decided to ex tend its scope and inivte the entire state to participate. An electric plant to cost between $150,000 and $200,000 will be erected at the Nisqually Falls, near Elbe, 22 miles southeast of Tacoma, providing the latter city will make a contract tow lighting. The rate proposed is 20 pe cent lower than the present contract BET WE EN -SEASONS DULLNESS. Yet Trade, on the Whole. Is Satisfactory- Bradstreets' says: Measured by re cent records and recollections of busi ness activity, the present between seasons dullness seems specially mark ed, and the reactionary movement of prices makes trade look worse than it really is. Judned by such indicators as railroad tariffs and statistics of foreign trade, the volume of business doing is considerably larger, than a year ago, when, it will be recalled, trade was cheerfully active. It is true bank clearings are considerably smaller than last year's clearings, which undobtedly included much of the speculative char acter this year almost wholly absent; and yet outside of the metropolis bank clearings are heavier this year than last. Wool is dull, and, on the whole, weak in the East, while good prices have been secured in the West. Man ufacturers are not buying, because their business is not active, and lower rates for the next lightweight season for men's wear goods are predicted, though leading mill agents will gurantee prices as late as October. Lower prices for iron and steel have not met expectations of causing a re duction in output and increased stock, though this latter feature apparently has been magnified because supplies of high-grade pig iron are still scarce, particularly at the South. On the other hand, low grades are in plentiful supply, with little demand. Rails and structural steel are still well held, but there is talk of a leduc tion in prices for the latter product. The other metals are dull, and the whole weak. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Markets. Onions, old, 7c; new, 2c. Lettuce, hot house, $1 per crate. Potatoes, $1617; $1718. Beets, per sack, 90c $1. Turnips, per sack, 40 60c. Carrots, per sack, $1. Parsnips, per sack, 50 75c. Cauliflower, California 90c$l. Strawberries $1.00 per case. Celery 40 60c per doz. Cabbage, native and California, $1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds. Tomatoes $2.50 per case. Apples, $2.002.75; $3.003.50. Prunes, 60c per box. Butter Creamery, 22c; Eastern 22c; dairy, 1722c; ranch, 1517c pound. Eggs 19c. Cheese 14 15c. Poultry 14c; dressed, 14 15c; spring, $3.50. Hay Puget Sound timothy, $11.00 12.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $18.00. Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23; feed meal, $28. Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, $20. Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25; blended straights, $3.00; California, $3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00. Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $18.00; shorts, per ton, $14.00. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton; middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal, per ton, $30.00. Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef steers, price 8c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8 10c. Hams Large, 13c; small, 13; breakfast bacon, 12 c; dry salt sides, 8c. Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla. 54 55c; Valley, 54c; Bluestem, 57c per bushel. Flonr Best grades, $2.90; graham, $2.40; superfine, $2.10 per barrel. Oats Choice white, 35c; choice gray, 33c per bushel. Barley Feed barley, $14.00 15.00; brewing, $16.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $12 ton; mid dlings, $19; shorts, $13; chop, $14 per ton. Hay Timothy, $10 11; clover, $7 7.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Bntter Fancy creamery, 35 40c; seconds, 45c; dairy, 25 30c; store, 25c. Eggs 15c per dozen. Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c; Young America, I4c; new cheese 10c per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00 8.50 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs, $1.003.00; geese, $4.005.00 forold; $4.506.50; ducks, $3.004.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 14 loo per pound. Potatoes 40 50c per sack; sweets, 32c per pouna. Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c; per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab bage, l'jc per pound; parsnips, $1; onions, lc per pound; carrots, $1. Hops 2 8c per pound. Wool Valley, 15 16c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; mohair, 25 per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers and ewes, 3c; dressed mutton, 7 7)c per pound; lambs, 5c. Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00; light and feeders, $4.50; dressed, $5.00(30.50 per 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.50; cows, $3. 50 4. 00; dressed beef, 62 7c per pound. Veal Large, 6KTc; small, 8 &Kc per pound. Tallow 55jc; No. 2 and grease, 84c per pound. San Franeiseo Market. Wool Spring Nevada, 14 16c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; Val ley, 1820c; Northern, 1012c. Hops 1899 crop, ll13o per pound. Butter Fancy creamery 20 21c; do seconds, 1819c; fancy dairy, 18c; doseconds, 16 16 c per pound. Eggs Store, 15c; fancy ranch, 18 3c. Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 20.00; bran, $12.5013.50. Hay Wheat $6.50 10; wheat and oat $6.00 9.50; best barley $5.00 7.00; alfalfa, $5.006.00 per ton; straw, 25 40c per bale. Potatoes Early Rose, 60 65c; Ore gon Bnrbanks, 80c 90; river Bur banks, 3565c; new. 70c$1.25. Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia, $2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00 5.00; California lemons 75c $1.60; do choice $1.75 2.00 per box. Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60 S.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom inal; Persian dates, 66o par NOTED HOMES IN RUIN TWO HISTORIC PLACES ARE GO ING TO DECAY. Aaron Burr's Mansion in New York In Hands of Wreckers James Bu chanan's L g Cabin Home Has Also Gone to Decay. In New York the home of Aaron Burr and In Mercersburg, Pa., the borne of James Buchanan, are falling Into de cay. Both men were once signally hon ored by the country, and both have In teresting records. The old homes of both are full of historic Interest not only attaching to their owners, but to the great men who visited them. Burr's house on the southwest corner of Hudson and Charleston streets In New York City will soon be torn down to make room for a modern structure. At one time It was the finest residence BUCHAHAN'8 BIRTHPLACE. on Manhattan Island the Richmond Hill mansion, celebrated as the place where distinguished men gathered, and to which guests from all over the world were proud to be invited. In this house Washington had his headquarters awhile during his stay In New York; here Mrs. John Adams lived for a num ber of years, making It the social center of the city, and it was here that Aaron Buiir passed the riost happy years of his life. In 1782 Burr married Mrs. Prevost, the widow of a British officer, and so came Into possession of the Richmond Hill house. On account of his gallant services during the revolutionary war Aaron Burr was a popular hero of the time. He at once entered politics, and was elected a member of the New York Legislature the year after he settled AARON BURR'S in the city. At that time the mansion stood on what is now the corner of Varick and Charleston streets. It was surrounded by a park of 160 acres, ex tending to the water. When Burr's wife died twelve years later, she left one daughter, Theodosia, who became mistress of the most beau tiful house in the city. Between the father and daughter there existed an unusually strong affection. Theodosia was a beautiful girl, and many tradi tions of her wit and charms are still extant. Among visitors to the mansion In those days were Alexander Hamil ton, Talleyrand, Volney, Jerome Bona parte and Louise Philippe. Nearly all distinguished foreigners coming from Europe were entertained there by Aaron Burr and his daughter. At this time Burr's fame was at its height. His home life was happy, and a great career was open to him. Theodosia Burr, while still quite young, married Gov. Allston, of South Carolina and went to Charleston to live. In 1800 Burr and Jefferson received an equal number of votes for the Presi dency, the House of Representatives finally deciding in favor of Jefferson, Burr being made Vice President. This caused much bitter feeling, the result of which was the duel between Burr and Hamilton, resulting in the latter's death. Burr fled from New York, going down the Mississippi to the Southwest. There he bought several hundred thou sand acres of land, Intending to found an empire and conquer Mexico. Jefferson had him arrested, brought to Richmond, Va., and tried. No act of treason could be proved, so he was set at liberty. He then went to Europe, trying to carry out his schemes for con quering Mexico and founding an em pire, all of which came to nothing. Af ter a few years In Europe, where he was scorned by men who had known him In former times, he returned to New York, broken in mind and spirit. He looked forward eagerly to meeting his daughter again, and she set out by boat from her home in Charleston. Disappearance of Theodosia Burr. The vessel on which she sailed was never heard of again. It has been said that the boat was wrecked at Nag's Head. Another story is to the effect that It was boarded by pirates and that all on board were forced to walk the plank. Burr afterward married Mme. Jumel, but they were soon divorced. Richmond Hill house passed out of his hands, and for a time was used as a theater. Seventy-five years ago the house was torn down when Richmond Hill was leveled, and part of the ma terials were set up again In the house which stands now on Hudson street, and is all that is left of what was once the finest mansion on Staten Island. Pennsylvania has had one President, James Buchanan, and the house In which he was born stands neglected on Fayette street, Mercersburg, Pa. At present the building is fairly preserved, bnt unless steps are taken to maintain it, it most soon make way for modern As It stands now the house was Bu chanan's birthplace and the house in which he received his schooling. Both the residence and the school house once stood at Stony Batter, In Franklin County, and were removed to Mercers burg, the logs from the school house be ing used to build an annex to the resi dence. This school was kept by the Rev. James R. Sharon, and was located In Mercersburg. Many other noted men besides the future President gained their first instruction there. Con sidering that this school was situated In a thinly settled section of the State and was attended only slightly, the scope and erudite nature of the studies were little short of marvelous, for Greek, Latin, French, German, metaphysics and philosophy were included. It was here that Buchanan gained the foundation of his remarkable talents as a linguist and profound reasoner, and which gained him so much praise on his celebrated tour of the world, when he was entertained at the courts of Europe and held his own with the most brilliant and erudite minds. The father of President Buchanan, James Buchanan, for whom he was named, was a resident of Mercersburg for thirty years. During his long resi dence he was one of the best-respected citizens of the town, a prosperous mer chant, and man of affairs, and held many positions of trust. James Buchanan's early school days did not very well presage his character and his life. At school he was exceed ingly nimble-witted and mischievous, and at one time he failed of winning a prize for scholarship because It was considered a bad example to reward a boy whose deportment had been so far below the standard. Afterward at col lege Buchanan became a bard student, and In his statesman's career he was reckoned very dignified, If not pom. pous. Dickens at Ty nemouth. The London Academy quotes from an unpublished letter of Dickens his account of his visit to Tynemouth, on one of his "reading tours:" "I wish you could have been with me of course, in a snowstorm) one day on the pier at Tynemouth. There was a very heavy sea running, and a per fect fleet of screw-merchantmen were plunging In and out on the turn of the tide at high water. Suddenly there came a golden horizon, and a most glorious rainbow burst out, arching one large ship, as If she were sailing dl- OLD MANSION. rect for heaven. I was so enchanted with the scene that I became oblivious of a thousand tons of water coming on in an enormous roller, and was knocked down and beaten over by Its spray when it broke, and so com pletely wetted through and through that the very Dockets In my pocket book were full of sea." It was at Tynemouth, by the way, that Dickens was tickled by the story of a poor dressmaker, who, when a lady lodging in the same house sent her up a plate of goose on Christmas day, returned It with a request that the lady would "disseminate her goose In her own sphere." Wonderful Memories or tbe Blind. The acuteness of their memories seems to be a compensation for the blind. One of the visitors to the read ing room for the blind in the National Library at Washington expressed a desire to learn to use the typewriter. There was none provided, so Mr. Hntcheson very kindly sent down his own. The girl sat down to the ma chine, and had explained to her the position of the letters and the key board slowly read to her twice. She practiced for a few moments, and then wrote a letter in which there were only three mistakes, a feat which it would be dinlcult for a seeing person to surpass. One afternoon Mrs. Ward, the Kansas vice regent of the Mount Vernon Association, read fn the pa vilion. While doing so she repeated Iron Quill's well-known verses on Dewey's victory, beginning, "Oh, Dewey was the morning." Later In the afternoon one of the blind listeners brought to her a complete copy of all of the verses, which he had remember ed from hearing her. Woman's Home Companion. Common Delusions. Full nine out of ten persons plume themselves on being different from others, when their very belief in the notion is Its own contradiction. We complacently aver, "I have such a keen sense of the ridiculous," when a true sense of humor would have prohibited the boast But what we most plume ourselves upon if we are the average woman or man is our power to read character. "I may not be particularly clever," we'll observe, with that guile less braggadocio which masquerades as humility, "but of one thing I'm cer tain, and that is, I'm a good judge of human nature. I'm never deceived in a person, when, if such perspicacity were really possessed, we'd say noth ing about It before those capable of scenting our limitations. It is an unfortunate and mistaken notion of women that when they dis cuss the latest novel, they are "talk ing over the heads" of the hard work ing men present who haven't had time to read it It will usually be found that the girl who has no originality in any other way spells her name in tn newest and most LET US ALL LAUGH. JOKES FROM THE PENS OF VA RIOUS HUMORISTS. Pleasant Incidents Occurring the World Over Sayings that Are Cheer ful to Old or Young Funny Selec tions that You Will Enjoy. "She seems to delight In riding on crowded cars." "Yes; I've noticed It." 'T wonder why?" "Well, It seems to me her fondness for It developed about the time that I told her I was once thrown Into the lap of a handsome young man when the car suddenly went round a corner." Chicago Post. Another One. The patrol wagon rattles noisily over the stony street. "This," grunted the drunk and disor derly pugilistic celebrity, whom the po lice were taking to the station, "is nother hall of fame, isn't it, b'gosh!" Chicago Tribune. Her Way of Putting It. Mrs. Putcherfurin "We had meant to call long before this, really, but with the best intentions, somehow we kept putting off the evil day as long as pos sible." Punch. Economic Measure. Sunday School Teacher (during les son In the children of Israel) Robert, tell me why it was the children of Is rael built the golden calf. Robert I don't know, unless 'twas that they didn't have gold enough to make a cow. Life. Discovered a Prize. First Business Man I have a gem of an office boy. Second Business Man Why, I thought you said he was so stupid? First Business Man So he Is, but now that the baseball season has open ed, I've discovered that he has no liv ing relatives, so he can't ask to get off for funerals. Philadelphia Record. The Only Explanation. The Good Man What causes your husband to get on these periodical drunks? Mrs. Malone Shure, awn Oi dunno, unliss It's from radin' th' magazines Chicago News. A Woman's Reason. She You are so peculiar! He In what way? You tell me that I am faithful and manly and steady In my habits, and you know my love for you is unswerving. She Yes; but there are times when I would like you to appear otherwise than all this. Her Fecret. She Doesn't the grand old sphinx awaken glorious emotions in your breast? He Well, yes; that is she always reminds me of a woman who has firmly determined that she will never tell her age. "Miss De Fast's clothes were stolen from the bathing house." "Well, what of that?' "She asked the court to redress her." Brutes. The book agent I would like to show you this beautiful work. It tells about the habits of savage animals. The severe lady at the door I don't need it I have been married four times. Indianapolis Press. Explanation of Her Penchant. "I notice that she has a portrait paint ed, but never has her photograph taken." "Yes. You see, the camera is so exact" Her Champion. Fay That Miss Snapp is just hate ful, isn't she? May Yes. You were present yester day when she told me I was the "home liest girl in our set," weren't you? Fay Yes, and I gave her a piece of my mind about it afterwards. " May That was kind of you, dear; but I hope you weren't too severe. Fay Well, I told her she ought to remember how sensitive you must, be about it. Catholic Standard and Times. Criticism. First Messenger Boy (wonderlngly) Say, Muggsy is purty light on his feet, ain't he? Second Messenger Boy (contemptu ously) He must be purty light hi his head to be sprin tin' like dat in dis busl- t Very Naturally. . Puck. A Neighborly Weakness. Mrs. A. Are you troubled much la your neighborhood with borrowing? Mrs. B. (innocently) Yes, a good deal. My neighbors don't seem to hays anything I want Caesar and Chicago. Ruth Caesar said all Gaul was di vided into three parts. Kitty Did he say how much of it a Chicago drummer got? Must Have Them. Askit Why couldn't a bird store b run on a cash basis? Tellit That business can't exist without bills. Baltimore American. Same Old Hat "Harry, don't you think that is a pretty good straw hat I bought you for 39 cents at the 'rummage sale? " "es, indeed; I liked it last yeYar when I paid $3 for it" Chicago Rec ord. What About "Heavies?" Bobbs Did you read Prof. Telly scope's articlj on how to weigh stars 1 Dobbs No. I suppose you'd weigh them just the same as you would chorus girls, wouldn't you? Baltimore American. He Guessed Wrong. Brown You seem to be a hustler. 1 saw that life Insurance agent go Into your house this morning, and in less than half an hour after him came tht doctor. Smith Well, what do you gatbei from that? Brown Merely that you were In a great hurry to undergo the physical examination and have it over with. Smith You're wrong. The doctoi came to examine the insurance man's wounds. Philadelphia Press. After Taking. "Say, I've got a new story on Brown." (Tells it) "Yes; that's a new one on Brown. It was on Jones when you told it to m before." Chicago Tribune. SB&r i Supreme Test. Many a young girl makes the mistake of thinking that because she would die for a man she truly loves him. In this restless, throbbing age it is necessary for her to ask herself in all serious ness, "Would I take in washing fox him?" Detroit Journal. Britain's Hearts of Oak. Polite Frenchman "Mon ami, ees eet ze way to ze von mooseem Breet esh zat zoo can enstruct me?" First Tough "Wot d'yer sy?" Polite Frenchman "Mon ami, ees eet ze way to ze von mooseem Breet esh zat zoo can enstruct me?" Second Tough "D'yer know wot 'e'a sylng of, Bill?" First Ditto "Blowed if I do!" Second Ditto "Then why dont yer 'It 'im acrost the mouth ?" Moonshine. Not Taking Chances. Neighbor's Boy Pop sent me over to borrow your lawnmower. Suburbanite He's early, Isn't he? We haven't used it ourselves yet Neighbor's Boy He said he thought youse hadn't and now would be a good time to cut the grass before youse got It out of order. Philadelphia Rec ord. Blissful Ignorance. Mother (sternly) He kissed you twice to my knowledge, and I don't know how often after that. Daughter Neither do I, ma. I never was much good at mental art.hmetlc Philadelphia Press. An Expensive Vagiry. "Why, who half -killed you, old man?" "Oh, It's just some more of my luck My mobe got away from me and took me through a plate-g'ass wliidjw yes terday." "That Is hard luck, sure." "Oh, I'm not kicking about that par ticularly. But it was a mlll.'ner's win dow, full of spring bonnets. Now, why couldn't it have picked out a jeweler's, or goldsmith's, or some cheap window like that to destroy things?" Life. The Savage Bachelor. "The woman of to-day," sa'd the youthful boarder, "does not know what she wants." "The woman of to-day, young man," said the Savage Bachelor, "Is like the woman of any other old day she wants anything, as soon as she finds out she cannot get It" Indianapolis Press. Amputated Leg Sensations. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press writes: "My right leg was taken off at the middle third of the thigh nearly thirty years ago, but since that time the sensation of the presence of toes. Instep, heel, foot or knee Is stron ger than In the other leg, or stronger than it was before amputation. To ma it seems that when the leg Is at rest, normally, there is no consciousness of any sensation at all in it, whereas there is always more or less sensation In the stump. My leg was amputated In such a position that H seems when I stand to be flexed with the foot behind me. I have often tried to get it out of the way of a closing door or of per sons passing me on the street. To this day I often fall by trying to put out my foot on tbe floor when springing quickly from a sitting position. Year by year, also, there Is a sensation of shortening, the foot seeming to coma nearer the body. If I make an effort as If to extend tbe knee a sensation of beat occurs In the stump, although the rest of my body mar be freealag.'