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m. U. ltI.LAM' rulHliMfk EDUT. - .VBW MEXICO, As Dole li over nix feet high It Is ttbvlonely unjust to speak of him. as several papors do, as h low schemer. Tho governor of Idaho seeks election to congress on n no-necktie platform. ITldPUtly Ifd ..ntet 0f nmhlBR" With hlai. Willi nil hh nrewtnsss (leorge Wash ington WM tttOdm ettOUgh to be (in flattened with on birthday M If he had hud a doien. Highway robbery l mentioned or Chicago's chief of polite M n indis rretlrn. We had supposed It to bo a popular amusement. "The heart expands.'' tare young Mr. Kdlaon. "whenever one thinks Intent ly " If the reverse of this It true there are persons whose heeds will even tually become thr site of a rocoatitit. Ix-liar haa now told more than 4, poo.oon bushels of his contract wheat, tlii- tut Ik of it wing abroad. While he refuses to disclose the price received. It la known that he cleared tamo profile In the transaction. It la ru mored that Letter haa already con tracted for the aale of all of hla enor inniia holdings If this la to. much higher price may be looked for. "Lewis Carroll," who was a great mathematician a well aa the author of the delightful "Alice" bonks, once inil.liehed a series of "propositions" (list sounded like Hurlld. The follow ing waa one of them: "A discussion may be raised upon any jtolut at any distance from that point." Thla con venient but time-consuming principle weins to be In high favor In our vari ous legislative bod I mm. Six nlghl-lunch wagon were started by a temperance eoclety of New York city, in the hop of leoscuing the At ?nace of eaat aide saloons. The sates last year amounted lo almost twenty ttiouaand dollar, the prof) la of wblsh go for len in the atimmer for the slak poor. Philanthropy la ererywhere learning the rltnl truth that effective reform cornea not from railing at ox isting evils, but In providing worthier tutl.atltutea. The presidents of two Important New KhRland untveridtlea acree that few (oIIukp men really ko wroni:." J'cw ollKi men are excusable for not Wing rlKht. There Is no excuse for u (oIIcro inn ti to Mime out of collnRo tin educated; and one of the reetilts of education Is nblllty lo see the folly, to eny nothltiR of the eln. of wrong-doing. 1'urely as a matter of policy, the col-li-Re-bretf man. If anybody, should mild going wrtiiiR. The trading-stamp usually burloa In lt patrons ImUJi the eeneo of humor end that of lirojmrtlotis. A woman re Ktitiv stopped a street-car afler pay- i i t f.ire. and timk a rcturr ctt ! '" I" Ret a forxotten tradlnc-card l i'fore making some trilling purrhatea. Tin- price of the extm fnree exactly balanced the value of the "gift" on five dollars' worth of Hoods. The law HRHlnst tradliig-Htanipf may be un constitutional, but It Is a moral pro est against the habit of trying to get Mimethlng for nothing. Moreover, considering the real value of the "gifts.'' the something is usually less than nothing. The countess who represents Mrs. H aant In this country recently oxplaln id In a lecture that the thsosophlsta Mtleved In "a cauaeleee cause from which emanates the first cause, that Is when manifestation takes placr," and how "from that emanate rays of spirit which permeate all matter." That Is ertalnly going hack to the beginning, to the greet void which was apparent ly Incapable of production a state of tiothlnRnesa. however, from which something lKan. Hut one of bar listeners said, after profound and b ad -racking thought- "I don't know v'it she means: I vant to know what i It": and thr remark was received v.ith applause. President Hooker T Washing-ton of the Tuskettee Institute tells some sig nificant Mecdotea ehowlug the seal of the colored people for the culture of t eir rare One day a lame black woman, seventy years old, who waa Ix.rti In shivery, hobbled Into his offlce, holding something In her patched apron "Mr "I'se Ignorant Washington.'' she ssld. , snd poor, but I knows you is tryln' to make better men and women at dls school. I knows yon Is irtln' to make a better country for us.. Mr Washington I ain't got no money. I '" I want you to take deee six eggs, and put 'em Into de eddlcatlon of on n !e bo)s or girls.'' The poor wld- two mites'' could not have taken en apter form, and pages could be written from the hint In lbs good aunty'a presentation speech '' If people could only feel that they were getting value received for their (axes they would be much more roady to pay them I'nfortunatsly they can not feel tbl American city govern ments sre notoriously inefilcleNt snd corrupt. The rented v is In the bands it the f-opW They an have hoNSOt covernment If th ' reat'.v want It I trtly eaoagh to ork t g It, and wo belle e that in time the appeal ta ihjn ronorteMS) of tbe American people, an if not that, certain I the appeal W Infir fears, will hate a marked offost in de crrar-ing Ota tat (roods. MAYOR OF CHICAGO. CHARMS THaT NODOflV WOULD suspect, Una a Library of I'rom .ioo In 4.000 Volumes A (treat ItenUer I'miil of NpnrU of All Kln.UVer Unlike I1U I'miKiut I'nlbcr. (Special I-etlor.) OU might not poet It from hla re rent achievements, but Carter II. liar rlaoii. the reigning mayor of Chicago, la a lover of hooka, and owns a library of between S.0O0 and 4,000 volumes, ' of which many are j German and many , ore French. From thla you might KUess that he la something of a llngu let. and the guess would be correct. He ! aleo an amateur rhemlit. a success- j ful fliherman. a notable hunter and nn ' onthitalaatlc wheelman. In fact, to ute I the latiRUHee of one of hla frlen.la. he haa "aa many fade aa a seminary girl." In II km re and face he la comely. 11- la of middle size, staudlng 5 feet SH Inches In hla ahoea. nnd ItalanctnK ien-ny-in-tho-alot machines at IBB pounds. Hla features are regular, hla complex Ion Is free from blemlshea, his ayes are clear, and he shaves clean with the ex ception of a mustache, which he trains In romantic curves, He parts his hair In the middle and trains It also to look swset. He Is S years old. Ho never attended a plain American public school. When a boy ho and tho other Harrison children were taken by their mother to tlermatiy. where Car ter nnd hla brother entered tho Holdol- CAIlTim It. HAtUUHO.V. ncrg uymniisium. rir anme reason tho boys did not fancy Heldolberg otsr much, and after ton months' Mny thore tho family migrated, traveling for a summer through southern France, the Tyrol nnd Switzerland, after which tho boys entered tho (lymiinMum at Alien burg. Whllo thore he was a schoolfel low of a number of Juvenile royalties nnd other youngsters of notable Uncage, nnd between him nnd the young I'rlnco of Saxony a genuine rloso friendship sprang up. Later, aa a son of the mayor while the world's fair was on, he made n,- .ri.. oll.er of the world's great folk, ittnong them the Duko of Veragun, the Marquis of Ilar ImiIos, Kulalln, the Spanish Infunta, and I'orllrlo Diaz, the president of Mexico. After finishing at Altenburg he pre pared for college In a Chicago Jesuit Bohool. nfter which he went through Vale ntnl Inter studied law and was ad mitted. His pmctlro never amounted to much, however, and when his father was mtiile world's fair mayor, young Cat-tor H, took over the father's real estate liUHlnoee, and, with his brother, William ProsUm Harrison, carried It on till tho old man bought the Chicago Times. Their conduct of the paper waa a terror to many In Chicago. It had a circulation of perhaps 30,000 when they took It, but they supported the Pull man strike, rut the price to a cent, and railed the sales to 80,000 a day. They thought they had a rtnch on Chicago Journalism then, but they must hart been wrong, for they were afterward glad enough lo sell out, and the paper la now merged with the Chicago Herald under the title of the Chicago Times Herald. When tbsy began with the Times , young Carter look the chair of manag 1 tug editor and his brother was msd business manager. After a wr l or twi , - perhaps a month eub wa. d .; fled with their Job. and they !.onpil , places. Perhaps the resulting encn- trtclMes of management both unstalrs and downstairs had something to do ' with tbelr ultimate abandonment of :!. publishing business. Carter II. Harrison's .hemi-t int.... ligations were mostly conduct, il when ha was a bov. 1 1 la iUm ...i ... i.. ... the cupola of the family residence .m: bs took great delight In monkeinK with exHloslves snd compound of fearful smell. Once a friend of the fam lly, who was passing the house. horrlned by the sound of a muffled de toiiatlon. tbe crash of glsss snd the splintering of wood, (llaaclng upward he saw that the cupola was badly wrecked, while volumes of black smoke were pouring from the nanelsas sashes. At the same time the vilest odor Ima ginable saluted his nose, and in a mo ment young Harrison, smudged In the face and with torn clothes, emerged from the wreck. In bis hands the boy carried a dish of soms liquid, from which more of tbe black imoke was rising. Hastening lo the edge of tho roof, he put the dish down, but so ears lassly ss to spill the liquid, which ran over the edge of tbe saves snd strtaked the newly painted side of the house Itverywnere the liquid dropped It left a broad, corroding, brown path, and these streaks spread In every dire, tlon. disfiguring the hsuee that It had to be painted all over again. sfj Young Harrison Is said to have begun the study of chemistry In tho hopo of dteraverlns some new photographic emulsion. He waa one of the first am ateurs In nil Chicago to take up pho tography, nnd ho still uses tho enmorn a good deal, but he has forsworn chem istry. He Is not fond of telling tho story of his chemical exploits, but ho does do light to tell fish eiorles of which ho la the solo hero. Hempstead Washburn of the famous family of that namo, who once defeated the cider Harrison for mayor, and who has nccompanlcd tho present mayor on many Ashing excur sions, says tho storlos told by the lat ter are strictly true, and Chicago be- lierea them all Implicitly. His fishing ouint inriudoa almost too many rods reels, lines nnd hooks to bo counted, bo sides more varieties of flies probably tnan any other American ny-flsherman has In hla possession. This Is account ed for by the fact that whenever ho has been abroad ho tins fished In all tho good waters he could And. nnd his gear Is suitable to the Nile and tho streams of the Alps, as well as those of northorn Michigan Bn, unuthern Florida. They say he once caught 6B0 trout In four days In Michigan, while In Florida he Hooked and safely brought to land five hundred pound JewAsh, Ho has many pictures of Ash and anglers In hla house.and a wholo section of his library is uevoted to books on Icthyologlcnl suujerts. An enthusiastic Chicago writ er not long ago declared that the mayor could give cards and spadca to mo man in charge of the fish tlopart ment at Lincoln Park. Chicago, nnd men neat him out. According to this writer. Mr. HarH eon Is as well posted about four-footed and feathered creatures as ho Is about Ash, and could undoubtedly care for tho animal houso of Chlcago'a Zoo bet tor than the men now In charge. Ho Is generally acknowledged to bo ono of tns mlRhtlost of mighty hunters nnd tho stories of his achievements as Nlmrod would All a big book. He has had several narrow oscapes from In stsnt death, one of which occurrod while he was managing editor of tho Times. He and his brother wont Ash ing for grayling In one of the streams that drain tho northern peninsula of Michigan. Just rh they were beginning to have some mighty gocd luck they heard the crncklo and studied tho hot breath of an approaching forest Are, Haatlly Jumping Into thnlr wagon, they started to drive away to safety, but while crossing a corduroy brldgo on a Head run their hnrsea broke through The trees wore on Are on both sides of the shallow stream spannod by tho bridge and there was no tlmo to lose, but it would not do to nbnndon, tho horses. So, working In tho scorching nent. they got plauka under tho nr.l mnis. pried them out. and, lifting tho wagon around, got away flnnlly by an other route. Hut the hair and beard of both brothers wore winged and their clothes had holes burned In thorn. An other tlmo, when tho brothers wero fishing, Cnrtor II., who was wading a turbulent stream, stepped on n bowlder that turned under him, and was thrown Into the water. His big boots neteu iiko the air tanks of n life boat, and kept him nlloat. but, unforttinnto ly, his foot wero up and his head down, and he was thus carried nlong nt least 1R0 feet dewn a ort of rapids. Hal? Strangled as he was. however, he grasped the submerged roots of a tree and then climbed to safety. Ho was In Florence Italy, when the earthquake that destroyed so many houses and killed not a few occurred. When the shock came he was asleep In the Hotel de Vllle. It wss split ssuuder, ami he considered that ho had a narrow escape then. For two or three nights after ward he and his family slept In an open square, but aucceeded In escnplng to Switzerland without suffering any real damage, Not long ago a palmist es suyed reading the linos in Mayor Har rison's hnnds and discovered theroln most of the qunlltles uttrlbulod to his honor In this story. The palmlit de elarnl the lines showed tho mayor to be a good Judge of human nature and that he had a strong will power, was niilck tempered and hated deceit. His friend ships were strong, nnd his capacity for hate made him many enernlt. He was fond of bl home and children and was MAYO It HAltlllllO.Vg HAKI). a great loer of beauty. Tho life Una showed the mayor bad s strong consti tution snd that he wss free from dan ger of early death, though he was In the habit of taking many Journeys and would take many more Those were for pleasure only. He was not a spend thrift, but had luxurious toe to. out. door life waa declared to be his special bobby, and he wai an enthusiastic sportsman. I'rralilrnt Andreus on NewiHiper. President Andrews advises young men not to go Into the newspaper bust-neos-he calls It "Journalism" became if thsy do they will have to be either drudge reporters or else sell th..... solves to the propagations of opinions which are net luwr own. liana n Aiairewa reauy in ug that all th. .. Itorfal wriiers who orltlalsed him last wolklng up La Salle avenue he Inform year vera writing against their eon ner ot the "rgea preferred against vIotJonsT-St. Paul Plonter Press. bir, snd she dropptd to the psvemen( WRECKED IN SLUMS. PITIFUL BTOHV OF A GOOD WOMAN. ONOE lEi-Contlct llecelveit In llvangelUI's Home Coolly Wreck II Victim nml Heir (tontlcted of Contplrsey to 1(111 llllnllMllll, HLIOI0N, mission work, Infatuation and fall. Such Is tho history of Mrs. Catherine M e y o r at Chicago, whoso strange experi ences and associa tions with Corydon Millard placed htr before a bar of Justice to answer to a criminal charge. Safely ensconced In a comfortable heme, with naught to disturb but the household duties, this heroine of one of the strangest tales lhat was ever chronicled from the facile pen of novelist grow Inter ested In tho mission work porformed by her husband and entered Into the duties attendant on a crusade In the slums with all the ardor of an en thtislnstlc disposition. Whllo thus cn Kngod she made the acquaintance of Corydon Mlllnrd. who had Just been mndc n convert to the faith of tho mission, and whoso prepossessing np penranco mmlo him a fnvnrlto with all connected with the work. Mr. Moyor Invited Mlllnrd to his home, and It was through his Instruemntnllty that Millard's appearance, which was In dicative of a vagabond life, experi enced a startling transformation. Tho evangelist readily sympathized with Mlllnrd, who told pitiful tales of a good home lost through love of liquor, nnd at the suggestion of his wife ho sup plied funds to rlotho nnd feed his con vert. Millard soon proved a valuable adjunct to the mission. Ilolng pos sessed of n melodious baritone voice, he was delegated to lend the singing, llefore many days the wlfo of his bone factor became Infatuated with him. Dally he called at the Meyer homo nnd nightly escorted Its mistress to tho mission fields, whore alio llstonod In rapt attention lo his songa of the '.Ion. So constant wero t hoi r attentions, ono to the other, that neighbors soon be gan to whlspor "that Meyer had best let his convert go." Hut this ho re fused to do, nllrglng that Millard was a truo Christian and dosorvlng of help and sympathy. About tho flrst week In Mny. 1807 Mrs. Meyer loft her homo for the pur poso of visiting friends, nnd Mlllnrd also disappeared from tho Meyer lire side. The absence of both at that time has remained n mystery until the oth er day, when Mrs. Kato Conlln, house keener at the Height hotel, 12 Loomls street, was called to (ho stand by the nttorneys engaged In prosecuting the couple nnd testified that In the first week of Mny. 1897. Millard onmo to the hotel on loomls street and rented n room for himself and wife, giving the name of dray. Bho testified that they remained at the plare until Juno 22, living togother constantly--taml then left ss mysteriously as ttfey ciuno. She positively Idontlfled dray as Millard and tho u.niuu whom ho called his wlfo as Mra. Kathorluo Meyer, then In court. She supple montod her remarks with tho state ment that Mrs. Meyer came to her sev eral weeks before tho trial and asked her to nnswer nny Inquiries relative to her residence at the plare In the nega tive, and to tell nnyono who called that she, Mrs. Meyer, had resided there alone. The long summer evenings wore tedious to tho couple Soon they foil nway from tho mission work nnd It was alleged that they spsnt tho ma jority of their evenings on the back CORYDON MILLAUU. porch of tbe Meyer home, busily en gaged In tbe consumption of large Quantities of beer, while the huaoand continued his labor In the slums. It was an one of those occasions that Meyer alleged that his wife and Mil lard had been overboard planning a conspiracy to deprive him of his life. Ont day In the spring af last year Mrs, Meyer learned of ths arrest of Millard on the charge of stealing a llr uf shoes. Then ensued a great dimeully. 8he went to the home of Attornoy Phillips and, according to Mr. PhllHps' story, sho wanted to sign hands for the partner of her platenle friendship. So he wont with her to the Bait Chicago avenue station nnd, leaving her In a drug store near the station, he went to the desk sergeant to learn of the exact condition of at- While there he said he flrst heard of the conspiracy charge against Mrs. Meyer nnd Millard. Hastening back to the pharmacy he called her. While jkfe In a faint. Phillips alleged that sht came to his houso that night and beg ged permission to stay until she could arrange bands, meanwhile asking that ho negotiate a loan on some property Hint she possessed. In this refuge she remained for a period of three weeks, nnd during tho trial she accused Attor ney Phillips with unlawfully detaining her there. Some time nfter sho was arrested nnd with Millard, arraigned before Judge linker to answer to a charge ot conspiracy against tbe life of Meyer. Hut the experiences had been too much for the dbllcntc woman, and her system began to break down under the strain. Tho ease was eallod many times, but each time was post poned on account of hor Illness. Fln nlly Judgo linker, growing weary ot tho continued dolny, ordered that the ease proceed. The disclosures wore start ling. The man who had Imposed on tho simple evangelist proved to be an old Jailbird, with a history well known to tho police He won the eon of i minister, 4t years of ago, nnd during the course of his existence had served many terms In the state and county Institutions for burglary nnd Inrceny. Millard's voice made him many friends. During one of his terms In the Jollot penitentiary his religious nlr and splendid singing abilities brought to him the post of leader ot the prison choir. Ho appeared tittorly Indifferent of tho woman whoso ruin ho had caused during tho days of tho trial. When ever she wns able to be present In the court room he would not deign to vouchsafe her n look. For four dnys tho Jury listened lo the evidence In the ciisn and returned a verdict ot peni tentiary for Mlllnrd and $100 fine for Mrs. Meyer. Throughout tho Inst day of the trial the woman hnd nrlson from n sick bed to bo In nttendntice and remained prop ped up In n chair In tho nnto-room. Whon tho Judge called for her to bo brought to tho bar ot Justice It was necessary to carry hor. It had been suspected that the woman was sham- CATHWUNI? MUYUH. mlng, hut hor wan face and fever parched lips on that day turned a tide of symtathy In her favor. It waa con ceded by nil present In tho court room Hint tho days of Katherlne Meyer wero numbered nnd Hint her appearand be fore the higher tribunal to answer to the crlmo of conspiracy to murder would bo In an Intorvnl of n few months. Sho still clings with vigor to tho man who has wrecked her formerly peace ful existence nnd nvors that tho trial Is but the part of u gigantic scheme on the part of hor husband to have her Incarcerated In some asylum or oatiso her death through the excitement nt tendnnt on the trlnl and thereby obtain possession of the property that Is re corded In her namo. ATTEMPTED MURDER. A WcmsN Hhoott a SI. I .null I'ollrtinan anil Tlisn Herself. Hlchard J. Halloran, a policeman on the St. Louis force, was fatally shot with his own pistol the other night by Miss Nellie Mangnn. who then turned the pistol on herself and put a bullet In hor brain. Tho nttomptcd murder nnd stiloldo wns the result of disap pointed love. Tho shooting followed n qunrrol, during which Miss Mnngati hogged Hnllornn to marry her. He re fused, nnd she, In mad dosporatlon, be gan shooting. For several months It has boon understood In the neighbor hood of tho girl's home that Halloran ami Miss Maugan were engaged. Tho patrolman walked the beat nn which the girl lived. Hecently It became nnlHM that there had been a quarrel and Halloran had hrokou off the en gagement. Hoth are dead, A CipiirMK"-""" Wiiinmi. At Penge ollee ststlon Inst evening, III tbe pretenre of the local detachment of the P division. Mrs. Jane (lower, ot Arthur road, lleekenham, wns'present sd with a stiver teapot and purse of money for having rendered assistance to l'allec Constable (leorgo Harahlln on Dec. SS. The constable was endeavor lug to arrest two prisoners and was violently attacked. Several men looked on and refused to help. Mrs. (lower went to ths esustable's assists rice. She took bis whistle from his tunic and blew it till another policeman came to Uls aid. When the men ware brought before the bench the magistrate com mended Mrs. (lower for her iducky ac tion. London Telegraph. !lei lHk"ler Hum Mm.Iou. Hequlmalt. in llrltlih North Ameri ca, is the only plane In the llrltlsh empire, neeordlng to a recent cllmato logical report, that exceeds Iondon In cloudiness, iisquimalt la slso the dampest place In the empire, while Adelaide, In Australia. Is the drvest Coylon Is the holiest, nnd Northwest Canada the coldest pessosslon that the nag or nugiami neats over. For use In plaso uf toe ollr on a hi. cycle a plate It attached to the iVee, having a recess In wish a projection on the pedal fits to hold the rider's fool In place A WOrtP OF ADVICE. To These Coming to Alaska or the Klnndlke Uotri l lel.lt. Ono thlnj; should bo Impressed upon every minor, prospector or trader com ing to Alaska, to the Klondike, or tho Yukon country, and that li thiknoe,? slty for providing on adequafl) and proper food supply. Whether procured In tho States, In tho Dominion, or at tho supply stores here or further on, this must lie bis primary concern. Up on tho manner In whloh the minor ban observed or neglected this precaution moro than upon nny other ono thing will his success or failure dopond. These supplies must be healthful and should bo concentrated, but tho most careful attention In the selection of foods that will keep unimpaired Indefi nitely under nil the conditions which they will have to encounter Is Im perative. For Instance, as bread raised with baking powder must be rolled up on for the oh I of pnrt of overy moel, Imagine the helplessness ot n miner with a can of siwllod baking powdor. Duy only tho very host flour; It Is tho cheapest In tho ond. Itxperlonce has shown tho Uoynl linking Powder to be the most rolinblo and the trading companies now uniformly supply this brand, ns others will not keep in this climate. Ho euro that the bacon Is sweot, sound nnd thoroughly cured. These nro tho absoluto necessities upon which nil must placo a chlot rollancc, nnd can under no circumstances bo neglected. Tboy mny, of course, be supplemented by ns many comforts or delicacies as tho prospector may bo nblo to pack or dealro to pay for. From tho Alaska Mining Journal. A hook ot receipts for all kinds of cookery, which Is specially vnltmblo for use upon tho troll or In tho camp, la published by tho Uoynl Unking Pow dor company, of Now York. Tho re ceipts nro thoroughly practical, and tho methods aro carefully explained, so that tho Inexperienced may. with Its nld, readily preparo everything requi site for a good, wholesome meal, or even dainties If ho has the necessary materials. Tho matter Is In com,pact though durable form, the wholo book weighing but two ounces. Under a special arrangemont, this book will bo sent free to minors or others who may deslro It. Wo would recommend that every ono going to tho Klondike pro euro a copy. Address tho lloyal Bak ing Powdor Co., Now York. i MINSTRELS' HUMOR. j Witty Answer of no Irishman tVlio "Never Argued with n I-ndy." Tho minstrels of Ireland nro not all gono from tho highways nnd bywnyo ot Urln, says an exchange. Tho mourn ful harp and plnlntlvo plpo mny havo given wny to tho breezy banjo nnd crooning violin, but tho songs which theso accompany nro the songa ot Ire land still. ,Down by tho rotton Clad dngb wharves ot old (lalwny town I camo upon a rapt audience, ways n well-known traveler, enthralled by tho dulcet notes ot Tim Ilrcnunn, tho "wan dering minstrel of Tlppcrary" one ot tho sweetest singers I over heard nnd ono who would havo been great wero it not for his lovo of "tho cinder In it," as they aptly term tho west of Ireland mountain dew. I had scon Tim many times boforo In Ireland. Our tramplngs had brought us Into the samo rotations of nrtlst nnd rcsponslvo auditor so many times that ns bo tipped mo a comforting wink ot recog nition I noticed Hint his violin had boon replaced by tho tompornry.though omplo musical makeshift ot a banjo wrought from tho bend ot an ancient Irish churn. In tho pauso following his ballad I felt emboldened to tosa him back his wink, with tho query; "And, Tim, why didn't you bring tho churn. with its hoad?" "Faith ycr hon or," ho replied, In a flash and with a wlnsoroo smile, holding tho ohurn hcad banjo aloft so all eould soo, '"faith I novcr arguo wld a lady nn', yor honor, a bould Irish wooman ctud at lis other Indl" Jf. W. Ayer Hon, N. W. .ycr & Son, tho successful nowspnpor and mngnzlno advertising agency ot Philadelphia, havo Issued nil announcement stating that Albort O. Hrndford and Jarvls A. Wood wore ad mitted to partnership In tho Arm Jan uary 1. The new members aro not be ginners In tJio advertising business. They havo been connected with N. W. Aye' & Son for years and have worked their way to tho top by careful atten tion to business and painstaking work (or the firm and Its patrons. In con nection with the new partnership sn nauncemont, N. W, Ayer St Son review the history of the firm. From nn hum ble beginning in 1808. wheu the busi ness of the flrst year amounted to but $15,600, the concern has Jumped slowly but safely until Its annual business amounts to over f 1.W0.8O0 a sum that represents a dally payment to newspa per and magazine publishers ot fl,M4). Chicago Times-Herald. AtlonlsMiis;. Mother "And what do you think of my daughter's French, Count?" Count "Het cos ze most astonishing French I hat evalro btwrtl." TId-lilta. FROM EVERYWHERE. Deauty ma lo only ikln deep, but the plump girl gets the noit tandem rides. Tbo pawnbroker who (rkos the mast Interest in bis business has the least lirlnolplc Out of sight Is never oat or mind with truo levers, wbe turn thr gat very low. London has 000,000 hajjico, Paris -has 90,060 hemes. Mew York has 115, MO houics.