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When skies are dull and dreary, h
And spring seems far away,
There cones a token cheery
ve, p
To ease the sad delay,
I hPard the sounds et laughing.
Which seemed 'rill sighs to grope; p
The tones of childish chafing a
While TMy jumped the rope. t]
-1er voice is far from mellow: t
She wears a gingham gown;
Her hair in braids of yellow
Goes bobbing up and down,
ibut eveyry tone she utters
Thrli3 with a vernal hope, t
No more the ice-wind mutters c
When Tilly jumps the rope.
Be joeund! Spring is nearing. 0
The omens do not fail. 0
The wind is southward veering.
The breeze supplants the gale.
- The sunshine's golden fingers
Caress the meadow slope;
The sparrow cn!rps an. lingers 0
And Tilly jumps the rope.
-Washington Star.
0 t
SSING with
the young of
ficers of Com
modore Pre- I
ble's squad- t
ron before
Tripoli there I
was a tall,
dark, melan
choly looking t
fellow of'
about twenty- t
five. His
name was Richard Somers, and his
command was the Nautilus, a little t
schooner of twelve guns and a hun
dred men. He had been, with Deca
tur and Stewart, a junior officer or
Commodore Barry's United States in t
one of the wars in the last century, a
and the friendship formed in those
early days had been cemented by a
score of thrilling adventures.
The difference in their tempera- t
ments was marked. Decatur was bold, s
dlomineering and impetuous. SomersA
was quiet, mild, and ever avoided the
el which Decatur too often
ght. But under the quiet exterior
en had found a will like iron and the t
willingness to dare and do anything
that caie within the province of his
In the old days on the United States
there happened an affair which imme
iately established his reputation as
.officer and a man. At first he was
1kaoi understood. His brother midship- t
- non, mistaking th.- reserve of his t
rfor weakness, did not hesitate, s
re they had been aboard with him 1
take advantage of him in
i e ySomers stood it for a while
am silence. As the weeks went by and
the bantering continued, Somers be
ae more and more quiet and self
Decatur, ever humorous and mis
chief-making, had himself been one of t
the worst to chaff his comrhde, but he
know what Somers's silence meant,
and he desisted.
Somers went about his duties quiet
ly, nevcr giving a sign that there was
anything upon his mind until the day 1
before coming into port. Then he
went to Decatur and said;
"Stephen. to-morrow I want you to
go ashore with me, for I am going toh
4 meet three men."
The next afternoon a cutter contain-~
ing Somers, Decatur and three mid
'shipmen with their seconds went.
ashore and found a secluded spot upon 1
the beach where they would be free
-from interference. Somers had chal
lenged all three to fight, and was to,
tak~e them in su'ccession.]
4 In the first two duels Somers re
ceived two shots in the body. The
latter caused him to sink upon the
sand, as though dangerously hurt; but
he rallied quickly and, seeing that the
third midshipman was standing wait
Sing to see if the battle could be con
tinued, tried to struggle to his feet.
He found he could not get up, and De-K
catur offered to take his place and re
ceive the fire of the third midship
man. But Somers, though suffering
greatly, was not to be deterred, and
bade Decatur prop him up in sitting
posture, in which position he ex
changed shots with the third man.
Fortunately none of the injuries re
sulted fatally, and in a few weeks
Somers was on deck again. He went*
about his duties as before, but never
after that did they call him a milksop.
.It was Somers who led one division
of the gunboats to attack the Tripoli
tan fleet while Decatur was leading
the other. Finding that he could not
_- -ieaoh-them by the eastern entrance,
he sailed into the northern entrance of
the-harbor, and, single-handed, boldly
sent his little vessel into the midst of
five of the enemy. His gunboat was
smaller than any one of those of his
adversaries, but so well was his long
gun served and so true was the fire of
his musketry that not one of them
succeeded in getting alongside of him
to board.
They were all bearing straight down
upon the rocks, and Somers could not
spare enough men from the guns to
man his sweeps. But Preble, on the:
Constitution, saw his danger and,
coniing up in time, sent a broadside
of grape among the pirates, who got
out their sweeps and retreated when
one united attack would have made
the victory theirs.
As they drew oft; instead of return
ing to the Constitution, as Preble
wished, Somers pursued them until1
within .ess than a cable's length of a
twelve-gun battery, which had not
fred before for fear of damaging the<
feigTripolitans. When she opened<
fire at this close range the destruction
inevitable; but''by a lucky chance a
bombard exploded in the battery..
blew up the platform,. and drove the<
Tripolitans to cover.
While tes many attacks were be
ing madei upon the gurboSats and bat-,2
ries, the latrepid, in which Decatn
ad recaptured and destroyed the
hiladelphia, was being rapidly pre
ared as a fireship. The plan was to
>ad her with a hundred barrels of
owder in bulk, with bags of grape.
ad solid shot, and, under cover of
ie night, explode her in the midst of
ie Tripolitan war vessels. Somers,*
ho had been frequently in the har
or of Tripoli, and knew its rags and.
cks so well that he coul( readily
iread his way through the narrow
hannels, asked for the command. I
It was an honor that half a dozen
ther men sought, and not until the
Id Commodore had weighed the
hances fully did he at last agree to
At Somers go. Before consenting,
'reble repeatedly warned the young:
ficer of the desperate character of
le work, and told him that on accoun ,
f the Napoleonic wars the Tripoli
ans were short of ammunition, and f
hat so much powder must not fall i
ato the hands of the enemy. But p
omers needed no warning. A day d
,r two afterward, when the prepara- tl
ions were nearly completed, Preble lS
,nd some other officers were trying a S
use in the cabin of the Constitution; fr
ne of the officers, watch in hand, w
entured the opinion that it burned T
Do long, and might enable the enemy
put it out before it exploded the e
iagazine. Hearing this, Somers said s
nietly: n
"I ask no fuse at all." tl
When volunteers were called for, it
be desperateness of the enterprise a1
,as fully explained, but the crew of
Le Nautilus, Somers's own vessel, I
topped forward to a man. Midship- h
iau Henry Wadsworth (an uncle of n
he poet Longfellow) was chosen as d
econd in command. Midshipman a
oseph Israel, having vainly pleaded a
ith Somers to be allowed to go, at Nv
lie last moment smuggled himself t,
board the Intrepid, and, when dis- a
overed, Somers had not the heart to
end him back.
As soon as the night fell, the In- s
eepid cast off her lines and went h
lowly up toward the harbor. The c
rgus, Vixen and the Nautilus fol- b
)wed her, and shortly afterward ii
Itewart, on the Siren, became so anx- t
aus that he followed, too. A haze N
hat had come up wl -i the sun went a
own hung heavily over the water, r
ad soon the lines of the fireship be- s'
ame a mere gray blur against the 8
ark coast-line beyond. I
Midshipman Ridgley, on the Nauti- e
is, by the aid of a powerful night- b
lass aloft, managed to follow her un- f3
Il she got well within the harbor, and b
[Len she vanished. The suspense ti
on became almost unbearable, for a
ot a shot had been fired, and not a u
ound "came from the direction in
'clock a half-dozen cannon shots a
ould be plainly heard, and even the a
nowledge that she had been discor- h
ed and was being fired on was a re
ief from the awful silence. About n
en o'clock Stewart was standing at t
he gangway of the Siren with Lieuten- m
nt Carrol, when the latter, craning s
is neck out into the night, suddenly 0
mclaimed, "Look! See the light!" p
Away up the harbor Stewart Iaw a'
peck of light as from a lantern which~ I
noved rapidly as though it were be-'I
nv carried by some one running along t
ideck. Then it paused and disap. o
>eared from viewv. In a second a tre- I
nendous flame shot up hundreds of'
eet into the air, and the glare of it fi
vas so intense that it seemed closey
bord. The flash and shock were soy
tpendous that the guardships, t
hough far out to sea, trembled and b
hivered. a
That was all. The officers and the: a
nen looked at one another in mute a
iorror. Could anything have lived in c
he area of that dreadful explosion? l
['he tension upon the men of the little a
eet was almost at the breaking point. I
The vessels beat to and fro between' u
he harbor entrances, firing rocket' i
ud guns for the guidance of possibleA
ugitives. All night the fleet kept c
igil, but not a shot, a voice or even' t
splash came out from the harbor.
With the first streaks of dawn the
~mericans wvere aloft with their:a
lasses. On the rocks at the northernd
utrance through which the Intrepid t:
id passed they saw a mast and frag- s
nents of vessels. One of the enemy's t
agest gunboats had disappeared andn
wo others were so badly shattered il
hat they lay upon the shore for re
>airs. I
The details of the occurrence were x
ever actually known, but it is
hought that Somers, being laid a
aoard by three gunboats before actu.
ily in the midst of the shipping, and
eeling himself overpowered, fired his
agazine and destroyed himself and c
As own men in his avowed purpose
2t to be taken by the enemy. ti
Thus died Richard Somers, Henry i
Wadsworth, the Midshipman, Josephk
[srael and ten American seamen,whose f<
>ames have been inscribed on the b
Kary's roll of fame.-Saturday Even.- t]
.ng Post.
The Bull attd the Cyclist.
From Texas comes a report of a hi- 1
syclist who got mixed up with an
etive bull to the rider's physical ir
ury and e verlastingechagrin, He car- i
~ied one of those old-fashioned bicycle ja
orns on his handle bar instead of a
ell. He overtook a large herd o1
attle on a back road, and, aftec sev-'
ral vain attempts to work his way f
:hrough them, he gave a loud blast on f,
:he horn. There was an instant comn
notion in the herd, and the immense
ull at the head of the column paused
and turned to listen. There was
ight in his eye as he sought the causer
>f what he probably fancied to be a j
hallenge from sonme rival of the
)lains. Unfortunately the cyclist f
ooted his tooter again, and the bullj
nade a mad charge at him, goring t
mini horribly and wreeking his mna
hine. It was with diliculty that the
nan was rescued and carried into j
[a~llr where 1:e was piaced in the 1
moseal-.New York Press,
Terrible Crawl For Safety.
HIS very modest
account of what
A must have been an
-1 extremely hazard
ous undertaking,
with most severe
suffering attend
ing it-the horror
of the dark night
and the prowling
mountain I i o n s
addiug to the aw
ilness of the situations-gives one an
lea of the courage required in pros
ecting for gold in Colorado, and the
anger encountered by the hunter in
ie lonely mountain places of the
outhwest. It was sent to friends in
t. Louis by Mr. Clyde Hitchcock
om the mining camp in Colorado,
here he is wintering with friends.
he story is told in his own language:
"While at Del Norte we procured
tough hickory timber for one pair of
iow shoes and red spruce enough to
ake another. The hickory cost
irty cents per foot. Just think of
! We wanted one good pair of such
toes at least, so that we may have no
tore accidents such as I had on my
ay home from our last hunt. But I
aven't told you about that. I re
ained down at the Halfway House a
ay longer than the rest of the party,
s I hated to give up without getting
deer. Next morning I left the Half
ay House at about 9.30, walked
elve miles uphill to Summitville,
rriving there at 2.10 p. in.
"T took two hours' rest ond then
arted for the camp on my sBow
1oes, made of pine. As it gets "'ark
ere now a little atter 5 p. m. I hadn't
overed more than half the distance
efore it was pitch dark. After cross
ig South Fork 'hiere is a steep hill
> climb up through the timber.
Ibile going up that hill one of my
now shoes broke squarely in two. I
alized right away that I was in bad
ape, as I was tired out when I
arted and had a gun to carry to boot.
didn't regret having.the gun, how
ver, for the mountin lions have
een seen in that vicinity recently. I
rst tried getting along on one shoe,
t that wouldn't work, for every
ime I took a step with the foot minus
shoe I would plunge int6 the snow
p to my hips.
"I then cut the other shoe off,
now-shoe pole to rest my hands- on,
d started for camp on my hands and
nees. In that way I wouldn't sink
o deep into the snow. With two
ilos ahead of me I felt this at least
> be a discouraging method of loco
totion, but in it lay t'he only hope of
aving myself. I was so nearly fagged
at when I started that I was com
elled to rest every rod or so. If you
avent an idea what a fearful task I
ad on my hands and knees crawling
tboriously through the deep snow in
e dark, try passing over a half mile
f bare ground on your hands and
"After leaving the timber I began
ring off the rifle. About every 200
'ards I would fire two shots to see
hether I could wake any one up in
e camp, but not a sound could I
ar except the echo of my own rifle
ot. Thea I would grit my teeth
d start on again. Nor did I get an
swer until I was within 100 ya rds of
r cabin. Then I turned the old gun
ose, just to see if any one was still
live within. When almost home Mr.
etterman came down and helped me
p the hill, aud the Lord knows I
eded his help. I learned then that
udrew was visiting at the Chambers
ain, and that Mr. Fetterman was
e only person at home, and as he
id not know what to make of the
ooting, he became s'omewhat timid
bout investigating the cause. I
an't suffecr much with the cold, as
e exercise of crawling through the
nw kept me warm, with the excep
o of my feet and hands. My Ger
nn socks and overshoes were frozen
ito solid pieces, but I wore a thin
air ol socks inside of them, and they
aved my feet. My hands I could
aaage better. We depend now on
owshoes made of hickory, and spruce
udl pine no0 more.'
Striking Incident of the War.
"To see a squad of nine naked men
oss a stream on a small raft and
ri out an intrenched force or ten
ies their number in broad daylight,
hiere their number mu~st soon become
own. is something not soon to be
rgotten. History does not relate a
raver or more striking incident of
ie war.
This description of a small detail of
mrican troops charging upon an en
y four times their number and cap
iring trenches, while the Americans
cr clad in an undress uniform not
vided for In the army regulations,
taken from a report just received
the WXar Department frem the
The report is made by Captain 'J. P.
~atcellor, of the Twenty-fourth In
intry, on the results of an expedition
om San Nicholas to Aparri, in
Catain Batchellor had orders to
ross the mountains of southern Ben
net and prevent the insurgents from
etreating into the valley of tce Rio
~rade de Kagayan. The troops
cr "to live upon the country," a
iilitary phras3 which means that the
oldiers were to forage for every
Captin Batchellor had with him
ieutenant Castner, commanding the:
4omes scouts, andl Lieutenants Mc
laster and Miler, of the Twenty-4
2,,.t, Inary. Twan anndr4 wi.J
tes and a 'pack train made up the
olumn. The command marched
linety miles in six days. There was
fight with the elusive Filipino ou
tearly every one oi the six days. Con.
erning the march Captain Batchello'
"By the sixth day the men were
nostly barefooted, their shoes having
>cen cut to pieces. There was a hot
ight at Fuerte San Luis, and then
:ame the successful and certainly re
narkable attack on the insurgents at
saguilan. The remnants of this part
>f Aguinaldo's army were strongly in
;renched beyond the San Luis River,
i wide mountain creek.
"Lieutenant McMasters asked per
nission to swim the river with some
nen of Company H.
"The men stripped and crossed the
iver, some swimming singly and oth
,rs with horses. All arms were lost,
owever, in the struggle jarth e-water.
Dorporal John H. Johnson was
Irowned, sinking without asking for
2elp, for fear he would delay hiz
"Lieutenant McMasters sat down
n the bank," continues Captain
Batchellor, "and ordered three men t
;o back for arms. Sergeant Wilcox ani
;wo men, with b amboo poles, shelte)
:ents and canteen straps,: fixed up a
razy sort ->f a raft." '
The insurgents were firing at them
meanwhile, the bullets zipping around
hem. When the raft was completed'
Lieutenant Miller, Sergeant Wilcox
nd one man succeeded in recrossing.
rhey got the arms, but, in the mean
while the insurgents wer'-popping
iway at them from ti'eir trenches, and
lthough Company A had arrived on
the opposite bank and was attempting
to ferry men across the river to Lieu
tenant McMasters's aid, the process
was too slow. As a last resort Lieu.
tenant McMasters mustered his sevea
aked infantrymen, and, moving
%round, he struck the insurgents on
the left, driving them out of their
trenches, through the town and into
the jungle.
"I saw Uiller and two naked men,"
:oncludes Captain Batchellor, "charge
the main trench, from which forty in
surgents ran out."
Sailor Adamson's Ttescue.
A tale of adventure and rescue thai
is like a leaf from the most excitin2
pages of the nautical novelists is told
by those on board the British shir
Glennesslin, whic. recently arrived
at Honolulu.
Last Sunday morning, at 2 o'clock,
William Adamson, one of the sailors,
was washed overboard f0om the b",w
anchor chains. Though it was pitch
dark at the time an ie vessel wa
making nine 4nots ( stormy seg
stroke and was in r or an
hour, he is now sa, Uhip, none
the worse for his ex er ee. HiS
rescue was due to the deti ion
of Captain Pritchard to wake e , y
possible effort to save the man, and t
the brave work of a rescue crew ol
volunteers in the ship's lifeboat. CapA
tain Pritchard gives the followjfugac
count of the incident.
"I had just gone to fed, leaving the
mate in charge 'of that deck, when I
hea d the cry of 'Man 'overboard.' A
fresh wind was blowing with a nasty
head sea and we were making about
nine knots an hour. I rushed on the
poop~ and was told by the steersman
that lho had thrown a life buoy, he
thought pretty near where the man
was. i. re duced sail an ddrove the ship
to the wind at once and in avery short
time, though it was night. I had a
lifeboat equipped and provisioned
hanging to the davits. I consulted
the officers and some of the men and
found that the lost sailor could not
swim a stroke, and all surmised that
he was dro wne d. But I was not going
to leave without an attempt to save
him if he was still afloat. So I wore
ship and sailed back to the place whore
he had fallen over, as near as I could.
I called for volunteers to man the life.
boat and a crew came forward, led by
the steward, William Griffin. I set
all hands to watch and listen for the
missing man.
"The lifeboat was immediately lost
sight of in the darkness, but from
time to time we could hear the vcices
of the men till the sound died away.
A right rescue is differelit from one
in the (day. There is something dread
fsl about leaving a ship at night in a
small boat. After an anxious wait I
was rewarded by hearing three faint
cheers from the direction in which
the boat had gone. The sounds were
beard by no one else, but soon the
boat returned, guided by rockets and
blue lights whsich we were sending
up, and bringing the rescned man."
IlescuedI by a Woman.
Andrew Swaney, Deputy Sheriff of
Flathead County, a former member of
the First Mont:"a Volunteers, had a
miraculous escape from death a few
days since. His life was saved by the
heroism of a woman. Swaney, in serv
ing some papers in the Clark investi
gating case at Washington, ha d crossed
Swan Lake on the ice in the morning,
driving a double team. Returning in
the evening, he agai'n tried to cross
the lake, when without warning the
ice gave way, precipitating horses,
carriage and driver it' fourteen feet of
Mrs. David Carpenter, who heard
Swaney's cries for help, appeared just
as one of the horses had pulled the
Deputy Sherigf under the water.
Swaney clung to the horse's leg and
rose to the surface with the horse.
Mrs. Carpenter lay flat upon the ice
and after a tedious struggle managed
to get Swaney out. Bot~h horses were
Live Stock in Sahara.
TM Sahara is not a barren waste, as
is p paiarly supposed. Not long ago
there were 9,000,0)00 sheep, 2,000,000
goats --.d 260J,000 camelY 'the Alger
ian Sahara alone; and t sea furn
ib a msiUioni and a half e-palms.
the King of Fruits Was Not Always in
the High Favor It Now Is.
Apples were at one tima underesti
mated, says a writer in Youth's Com
panion; they were scarcely considered
a fruit rare enough for the considera
tion of the epicure, unless, indeed,
they formed a part of some elaborate
dessert, compounded and cooked by a
skilled housekeeper. Apple jellies,
puddings, pies and cakes might do,
but plain raw apples were fit only for
school children, vegetarians or the
poor. All this is now changed, and
the apple has come to its own again.
But if its flavor has been at various
times slightly esteemed or discredit
ed, at least its wholesomeness has
been steadily recognized. "Apple
sayings" are frequent, both in our
country and in England, all of which
testify in favor of the fruit. In the
"west coonntree" there are four such:
An apple a day
Sends the doctor away,
is the first and briefest. Then follow,
in the order of their vigor, three mores
Apple in the morning,
Doctor's warning.
Roast apple at night,
Starved the doctor outright.
Eat an apple going to bed,
Knock the doctor on the head.
A little less aggressive is one of the
Three each day, seven days a week
Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.
Bat more interesting than these is
an old orchard verse which used tobe
recited on certain ancient farms on
the plucking of the first ripe apples of
the crop. Misfortune was supposed
to follow its omission, and its utter.
ance was quite a little ceremony, the
first apple over which it was spoken
being presented to a young girl, whc
halved and bit it before any farther
fruit was gathered, or at least tested.
Thus it ran:
The fruit of Eve receive and cleave.
And taste the flesh therein;
A wh Aesome food, for man 'tis good
That once for man was sin.
And since 'tis sweet, why, pluck and eat,
The Lord will have it so;
For that which Eve did grieve, believe
Hath wrought its all of wog
Eat the apple!
No just law harms the law-abiding.
Manly work grows out of child-like
True patriotism always begins at
Constant confession is the secret o!
Restraint is the secret of happinesi
in pleasure.
Regeaerations is the only cure foi
The time you spend with your chil.
dren is never wasted.
* Men may save money but money
will never save them.
The man who does not know is al
% the- readiest to tell.
tlumes for the flow of mercy.
The knowledge of sin does not al
ways lead to its acknowledgement.
The man who is but an echo in th
eity may be a voice in the wilderness
The advantages of good habits ar
as great as the disadvantages of ba
He who buys popularity at the pric
of character is robbing the world o
If the stars went out of business be
cause they were not suns the nigh
would be drear.-Ram's Horn.
Character in tihe Tongue.
IGlossomnanciecis a new "science" iu
troduced by a Miss Erbere No, o
Paris, consisting of reading the char
actar by the form and size of th
tngue. The guiding principles ar
as follows: If the tongue is long iti
an indication of frankness; if it i
short, of dissimnulation; if is is broad
of expansiveness; if narrow, of con
centration. When the tonguei
both long and large it implies that th
possessor is a great gossip, frank t
disagreeable:::iss and thoughtless. I
the tongue buu long and narrow. it
owner is only half-frank, thinking a
much as is uttered but not always ut
tering all that is thought. If the
tongue be short and broad, therei
promise of plenty of gossip-and false
hoods; it talks a great deal, bat say
little of what is really thought. I
short and narrow it indicates dee1
cunning and lying; imnpenetrabilit;
and great prudence. This tongue be
lngs to those persons always read;
to make mistakes but eager to inspir
So, then, not the physic'an alonei
to be guided by the tongue, but be
fore vou become intimate with any
oe, ask him or her to put out his o
her tongue, that you may be certai
whether they are to be trusted or not
Pacific Tidal Waves.
A tidal wave was seen lately at Vic
toria and along the North Pacifi
coast, doubtless caused b~y one of th
many earthquakes that afflict Japan
Fishermen on the river in boat
noticed soon after noon a series o
waves coming into the river, increas
ing the volume of water considerably
The waves continued to grow unti
they became dangerous. Between:i
nd 3 o'clock they were from three t<
six feet high. The disturbance laste<
all the afternoon, but graduall;
diminished by 6 o'clock. A numbe
of the largest waves were timed. an<
it was found that they came about
mile apart and traveled a mile it
three minutes. News is received fron
Honolulu that the western coast e
Hawaii was visited by tidal wav'es o
great force about the same time. A
Keanhou the water reached point:
thirty-five feet above the sea. Th
shocks of the earthquake were, it ap
pears, registered by instruments i'
AUore Desirable-No Longer a Mystery
Not Such a Loss-Another Supersti
tion Punctured-An Accurate Conjec
ture-Help Wanted, Etc., Etc.
She tells me that an EnEglish lord
She never means to wed,
And whyphe thus makes up her mind
Most plainly must te read.
Instead of one who drops his "h,"
This maiden hard ta please
Would muh pret.er a yankee swain
Who likes to drop Us "v's."
No Longer a Mystery.
"I have discovered that Bunks is
thoroughly unreliable."
"Then you know just what you can
rely on."-Chicago Record.
Not Such a Lots.
She-"Borrowby can't dine with us
to-morrow. His father-in-law hqs just
died. What a sad loss!"
He-"The loss is :ully covered by
Another Superstition P'unctured.
"Horseshoes bring good luck, it is
"Did you ever have your wifo take
a fancy to a gold one act with dia
An Accurate Conjecture.
Minister-"What do you think of
that, Jane?" That couple only gave
me a dollar for marrying them!"
Wife-"Well. I k:iew the moment
they came in they had both been
married before!"-Pack.
Help Wanted.
Mistress-"How did you happen to
let the fire go cat?"
New Girl-"I'm sure I don't know,
ma'am, unless you happened to forget
to tell me to pat cot.1 on."-Chicago
Ne ws.
Just Bis style.
:Dudeleigh-"It may be the latest
style and all that, but, ah, I don't
think it quite suits ny head."
Hatter-"Ah! Let me show you
some of these soft hats."-Chicago
The Price of at Umbrella.
Tomkins-"That's a handsome um
brella you've got theve, Gibbs."
"Yes, Tomkins."
"About what does t cost to carry an
umbrella like that?"
"Eternal vigilance."
Fares lHetter Tba-2 His Master.
"What do you feed your dog?"
"He lives on the 'at of the, W
Nothing that the neighbors can lur
ish is any too good for him. The
fact is, he lives Uk uhan -we do."
'Clerelaud Plain Dealer.
Words and Phrases.
"My reason was almost 4ethroned
by the excitement."
That is an unre s
Sion.say that your rea
ou w as alm ost gerrym andered out o
office. "-Chicago Record.
A Place to Avoid.
Walker Round - "That's a nice
house; let's git somethin' to eat in
Old Hand-"Not at all, me boy.
The lady w'at runs it keeps a cookin'
school."-Detroit Free Press.
Willing to Becomie a Victim.
Willite's Mamima-"Too much pastry
is not good. for people. Poor Unce
George, who was very fond of it, diet
from the all'ests of an internal growth.'
Little Willie-"Was it a pie planu,
ma?"-Phxiladelphia Record.
A Conversational Artist.
IShe-"Tom called Easel a conver
sational artist."
He-" Why, I thought he was
portrait painter?"
I"So he is; but 'he makes speaking
likenesses, you know. "-Yonkert
Again the Fatal Number.
"How many girls caid you make loy
to before you met me?" demande<
Vick-Seun, at the close of hcr long
"Twelve!" groaned her husband
"But I never counted~ themn up unti
it was too late!"
An Unconventicit ali Centnry.
-"The first century began with the
year one; the second ..entury with th<
Iyear one hundred aud one, and s<
"Admitting that, wvhy should thi
-twentieth century be bound by preee
lisually tihe Case.
Timkis-"But is your income sul
ficient to justify you :n marrying?"
Simkis-"I'm afraid not."
-ITimkins-"Then what reason hayi
Iyou for taking such a step?"
Simkins-"I h ave nto i-easlon at all
I'm in love. "-Chicago News.
The Femninine Standard.
"What is your waist measure?
asked her dearest friend.
"Really, I've forgotten," repilies
the demure little maiden. For a mc
mnt she was burica in thoughi
fThen, turning to her escort, sh
"Harold, how long is a man's arn
ayway?"-Chicago :Post.
A Young Strattegist.
Freddie (whose pa is a strict dis
Sciplinarian)- 'Ma, can you have
rman arrested if you :hink he's goin
to kill you?"
L .~-"Certainly, nmy son.
Freddie-"Then I m going to gi
out a warrant for pa.'
Ma-"You shock me, Freddie
What reason could y~m possibly has
for any such action against yotm
Freddie-"Why, I heard him te
the lumberman this miorning to brir
Shim a cartload of s'ainglep."-Ricl
and IDisnateh.
A Lanp Crame.
The craze for lamps of* every de4
scription has led to the utilization of
almost every old piece of silver or
pottery in one's possession. Even
water-coolers have been called into
play; but the extreme of bad taste has
been reached when the reservnir of the
lamp is shown resting on top of a vased
intended for flowers, and fitting so
badly es to look as though a careless
jolt would send the whole affair over.
A lamp is altogether a failure when it'
does not suggest stability, and the in
genions housekeeper or decorator has
missed a good point when, in strain
ing aftcr novelty, all sense of fitness
has been lost.
rroper Way to Lay the Tablecloth.
If tablecloths are handled carefully
when laying and removing them, a con
siderable item will be cut from the
laundry bill, besides giving the table
a much better appearance. After a
meal the tablecloth always should b
laid away in its own folds. It keeps
it smoother and enables one to handle
it better in laying it the next.tim.
When ready to do so unfold the table
cloth down the entire length on the
table, taking care to put the fold thai
marks the centre 'of the width down
the centre of the table. When that is
ready unfold the tablecloth in the
width, and it will be sure to hang
evenly without any pulling about to
make it straight.
Shelve* For China.
A cl !ver idea has been carried into
effect in a New York house, says Har
per's Bazar. Narrow shelves three
inches wide have been put on the ja
which forms the frame of the bay win-.
dow. These 'shelves are enclosed in
glass with leaded panes. The glass
might be omitted when economy must
be practised. One set of these shelves
is fitted with cups And saucers, the'
other with bits of silver, old spoons,
porringers and small pitchers. A
window seat runs around the bay.
The two side sashes have been trans
formed into a window garden of ferns,.
like those built out of many houses.
Only the central sash has been left
free, since fro:n that point only is
there a good vie v.
When one does not want window
seats flowers might be put on shelves
running from the floor up to the win
dow panes, so that the small ferneries
are made to seem part of a plan ex
tending up fron the floor, and all
green. On the central pane, if the
view is lbad, coats of armr and other
designs might be stencil or
e placed, the aim
light %u
shelf might
brass jar holding a
its arm over the
break the line.
manl Md.L
r 'ttle daughter is about to
move from the nursery into a roota of
her own here are a few suggstio aa
to its furniture:
Have a dotted Swiss curtain at th
window, tied back with forget-me-not
blue ribbons. Let the little bedstead
be painted with white enamel an4
draped with a canopy of white Swiss,
through which a blue silk lining
should show. The bureau, which
must correspond in size to the bed,
should also be white, and, if one's
bank account will allow it, decorated
IThe latest washstand for a child's
room is of willow, painted in white, -
with a deep hollow in the center to -
hold the dainty bowl and pitcher. In
this room all the appointments of the
washstand should be of white china,
strewn with forget-me-nots. In the
corner of the room have a baby diva!
covered with light blue chintz and
banked with white linen-covered pile
lows, ornamented with a blue silk
frill. A little willow rocking chair is
another requirement. It should be.
painted in white and have the seat
cshioned in light blue plush. Cover
the walls with a paper which looks
like a pompadour silk. It may be
cream white in color striped with lines
of forget-me-nots. Hare plenty of
pictures on the walls, and a carpet of
blue felt on the floor, half covered by
rugs, and the small girl who owns this
apartment cannot fail to be happy.
St. Louis Bepublic.
Cream Cookies-One cupful of
crem, one and one-half cupfuls of
sugar, two cupfuls of flour, one-hal
teaspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of
soda, if sour cream is used, or two
teaspoonfals of baking-powder sifted
into the flour if the cream is sweet.
Add safficient flour to roll lightly.
Marbled Veal-Remove all skin and.
fat from cold roast veal, season with
spice and pound to a paste; skin a
cold boiled tongue, pound it to a
paste, then add to it nearly its weight.
in butter. Put alternate layers of the
veal and tongue into a jar, press it
down firmly and pour clarified butter
on the top.
Berlin Toast-Beat together one
1tablespoon ful of flour, two tablespoon
fus of milk, one egg and a little salt;
cut stale b:-ead into slices, soak them
Sin milk, but du not let them get soft
enough to break, then cat on both
sides with the batter and fry in but
ter until nicely broaned on both
sides. Sprinkle with sugar and a lit-.
te cinnamo:' and serve hot.
Cheese Ramakin-Put one large
cupful of sweet milk in a saucepan
with three heaping tablespoonfuls of
bread crumbs and let them come to a
Ltboit; remove from .the fire and add
three tablespoonful.ofibatter and the
beaten yolks of twp eggs, then add
six heaping tablespoonfuls of grated
ceeone-third of a teaspoonful
each of salt and mustard, i little cay
enne and last of all the whites of the
Ueggs beaten to a stiff froth. Bake in a
bttered dish fifteen minutes. Serve

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