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I have no lenghty praye' to make
When I approach my bud,
nd 'hen through God's grace, I owake,
Again to fare ahead!
3y prayer I say
Through al the day
Te words are few
And simple. too:
God, let my faith in thee
And in thy people be
Forever strong and true!"
This- is the sinple prayer I pray
If it be answered, I
Alone shall find the way
And confidently die.
-S. E. Kier. in the Chicago Times
.. THE..
ttle Lace Mer
Mdile. Noemi Verdier, a lacemaker
of Valenciennes, was as good as she was
pretty and her modesty and simplicity
commanded the respect of all.
Left an orphan at 13 years of
L-: age she lived with her brother, three
years her senior, who, having suddenly
become the head of the house. labored
for his little sister and himself at cabi
net making.
The two lived happily together; but
the years passed and the time of mili
tary service came. Louis was obliged
to g6 The separation was terrible to
those .wo children, who loved each
ether so much.
Left alone In the little lodgings, thus
suddenly become too large for* her,
Noemi with bleeding heart applied
herself to her work and wrought mar
vels from tUe flax fields.
Every Saturday she carried back her
work and when she returned home di
vided her earnings in two parts. Must
she not send a small subsidy to her
soldier, who was thinking of her there
in his far-away garrison?
- On his side Louis believed in his
regiment as he did in Valenciennes;
e is to say, like an honest man, and
Sht the end of the second year of his
absence he was able to announce one
beautiful morning that he had been
promoted to be sergeant.
You can imagine how happy Noemi
Was! How her heart throbbed with joy!
Oh, how proud she was' of her dear
brother! But her happiness w&s short.
In a few weeks came a letter. T'e
war-cloud had burst all at once; armed
ce us ed of the
dd s - I
-- the French army, W ,
Ville, 'Saint-Private, Gravelotte, S
ZThen silence followed-no more
ters, no more news, nothing.
-~Nei. ho never read the pal
hastened Low to the office of the C
teur de Valenciennes'and of the ]
de .la Fontiere, seeking there s
little ray of hope. She listened tc
talk on the street, she mingled -
the groups of people commenting
the news, she gave ear to the .pai
accounts of the war and she lear
with a sinking heart, that her brotb
regiment had met with severe loss
SMeanwhile the wounded sold
were sent, through Hirsan and A
- nes, to the towns and cities on
northern frontier. Every day fi
convoys arrived in Valenciennes.
All the hospitals were full and
they came. 'rhen private ambular
were organized everywhzre, churc
- and factories opened their doors to
uhnfortunate wounded soldiers.
One morning the report was cir
lated that a convoy of wounded ft
her brother's regiment had arri
during the night.
To the poor girl a glimmer of hi
She ran-from one to the other, a
ing of the nurses, bending over evi
cot; but the hope of the morning vi
All at once she remembered that 1
day before they had o-pened in Sai:
aulve a hospital intended .especia
for the officers. Was theref'any pos
bility that an unknown sergeant mij
have been brought there? Surely n
4 Yet. notwithstanding, she fou
strength to go thither.
An army surgeon came toward he:
"What do you wish mademoiselle?
'Oh, monsieur! Pardon! I am lo
infr my~ brother, Sergeant Lel
"Yaie mfean Lieutenant Louis Ye
dr?" And pointing with his fing
down the long row of mattresses<
-the floor. 'there he is in the sixth bed
To the poor girl it seemed as if ti
earth vanished from beneath her fet
She choked back an exclamation<
joy, tottered forward a few steps at
with an outburst of ir-finite happine
knelt before the bed of Lieutenai
Verdier, who, with his head wrappe
In linen, was lying in a heavy stupor
i Louis! Louis! It is I," she e3
claimed, trembling,with clasped hand
ready to fall.
At 'his appeal the wounded man re
covered his consciousrness, opened -h1
eyes and perceived hir sister, but nc
being able to raise his head h
stretched forth both his hands, whic
she seized in hers andi covered wit:
In the meantime the surgeon ap
ched, and, half un willingly, led he
tcaus~e him any emo
uarantee anything
er's wound is do
>ver, taat Is cer
o our work."
le docteur
Come bacia
go home."
is,"said the
days later,
her brother,
frwhom :i
of magniA
cent lace for a wealthy English house. ]
I began to work on it last night and I
hope to finish It in ten days. For this
work they will pay me a very high I
price. Do you know what I am going
to do with the money?"
"Speak, my darling," answered the
young officer.
"The surgeon says that you will soon
be able to get up. I am going to take
you home to our little nest and take
care of you day and night. You shall
see how happy we will be and how C
quickly you will be well."
"Dear, dear sister! Oh, what a good t
idea and how I shall hasten to get r
strong, so as to be able to go with
you." s
One morning. when she came in, r,- 8
diant with gladness, her brother b'ade 1N
her speak - low and poilted with h's
eyes to a new wounded officer, wh&n
they had brought in and placed on a
mattress beside his own. The wound.d
man was M. de Lauterac d'Ambroyse,
lieutenant "aux chassenu.s a pied- --lid
had been struck in the shoulder by a t
"Poor young man!" said Noemi, n
compassionately. "He has no sister to I1
take care of him." And she became p
interested in this man, whose death r.
seemed certain. R
In the meantime the days went by ti
and Louis' convalescence progresed si
rapidly. Had he not promised to s'
hurry? On the morning of the tenth g1
day Noemi arrived, joy in her face, a:
bringing a precious package wrapped g
In tissue paper. SE
She, too, had kept her word; her U
marvellous work was finished and she P'
brought it to show her brother before i
marrying it to the merchant who or- tc
dered it, and in her joy at being able
to take her brother home she forgot
ibout the poor, wounded man lying be- 7
side her.
"See how beautful it Is!" she said, a
lisplaying the delicate masterpiece up
)n the bed-proud of it, not because of o
t's overwhelming difficulties, but be- ci
muse it enabled her to realize her t
nost ardent wish, to bring her dear E
'onvalescent into their little nest in in
he little street, into the small lodg- t
ngs where happiness would come back m
Lt the return of her beloved brother. ti
And they were both happy. With sc
iands clasped, they contemplated the 95
lelicate lace. b
All at once a piercing shriek drew a
hem from their ecstasy. N
In making an effort to rise M. de ]
,auterac d'Ambroyse hat disarrange- ei
!is bandages, the wounA reopened, and b3
unfortunate man fc1 back on his cl
e moved the bandage.
'Quck, quick! Some lint!' he cr
)ers "Hurry, hurry!"
uet And while the nurses, beside th
uc selves at the cries of the pati
searched everywher-e for what was
ome hand, the stream of blood kept flow
and the anxious surgeon multiplied
with appeals.
.1o1 - The brother and sister. motionl<
aed, pale with fright, exchanged one glar
er's Noemi seized her precious lace, tor<
es in pieces, and gave it to the maj
es.who applied it to the wound.
es The hemorrhage was stopped
te Louis and Noemi, trembling w
tes emotion, looked at each other.
eh"Dear sister, thanks--." That i
till iall that Louis could say.
cs "It will make but a few days'<
tislay," .lisped the youn1g girh ke~epi
the back the tears just ready to flow.
"viii begin my work again."
- Lieutenant de Lauterac d'Ambroy
is today colonel; he is the father
red three children; one a big, pretty gi
edalmost as beautiful and sweet as h
mothei', whose name she wea1
eNoemi; and two fine-looking bol
who are "terrors," as their uncle a
;k- sures us, the brave commadant Lou
try Vernier.-Waverly Magazine.
[lyIe Town of KaAkaskia Swept Away 1
the Mississippi.
ht One hundred years before Ilino:
became a territory and 111 years b
dfore it became a state there was
adtown at Kaskaskia, says the Chicag
Inter Ocean. Fifty years before ther
was a white settlement at St. Loul
k or any military post at Pittsburi
and ,96 years before the founds
tomr were iata ror rort uearorg
Chicago, Kaskaskia was a thrivia
r- vlae
erAs early as 1710 there were in th
town three miles for grinding corn. A
early as 1765 the town containel
65 families of whites. In 1771
five years before the Revolutionar,
SjWar, it contained 80 houses ans
dhda population of 500 whites an<
500 negroes. In 1809 it was made thi
Lt capital of Illinois Territory. It wa:
d the capital of the state from 1818 un
til 1821, and was the seat of Ran
dolph county until 1847.
The first brick house built west o1
Pittsburg was constructed in Kas,
kaskia. For over half a century Kas
kaskia w> the metropolis of the Up
tper Mississippi valley and was the
focus of commerce in the Northwest
On Thursday the last vestige of
this historic settlement was swept
away by the Mississippi river. The
work of destruction that began with
,the great flood of 1844 was com
pleted, and the home of the early
Illinois governors-the first state
capital--ceased to exist. Its destruc
tion was complete. Not a stone was
left to mark the place.
Chicago. that was built in a swamp,
is the second city in America. New
Orleans, located in what was be
lieved an unsafe and unhealthy dis
trict, is the commercial metropolis of
the southwest. But Kaskaskia, which
Iwas set on a spot chosen from the
boundless variety of the virgin west,
is merely a memor'y.
'he Goober is to the Actual Peanut Whtt
the Quahang is to the Genuine (imn
Vines Are first-Clas Fodder for 31ties
-5,000,000 Bushels a Fair Year's Crop.
This is peanut- time in the South.
oing through eastern Virginia and
Torth Carolina the traveler can see
irough the car window row after
)w of what appear to be round
ushes. They are the stacks or
hocks of peanut vines hung around
Licks waiting to be placed upon
'agons and carried away for strip
ing. Some of the larger fields will
a402 1000 of these stacks. yield
ig from 0'- to 75 bushcls O*
uts to the acre. Most of the nuts
rown in Virginia and North Caro
na are the goobers. The goober is
> the actual peanut what the qua
aug is to the genuine clam. The
1ell usually contains but two ker
?ls. This Is the nut with which the
alians load their wagons and sell in
iper bags on the street corners. The
'al peanut which answers to the
hode Island clam is smaller than
te goober. The kernel is about the
ze of a large pea and its flavor is
veeter than the other variety. It is
'own principally in North Carolina
id Tennessee. Occasionally a few
t into a bog of goobers, but very
4dom, as they are shelled and sold
ir from 10 to 15 cents a
ck more than the others. They go
to candy paste and to the oil fac
ries of Europe.
The peanut farmer begins planting
soon as the frost is out of the
ound in the spring. The shelled
its form the seed and about two
ishels are required for an acre. In
few weeks the plant gets above the
rth -a nd begins to leaf out. A field
peanuts looks much like a fieid of
)ver, and during the war many of
e Northern soldiers mistook clover
lds for peanut patches, while hunt
g for something to vary their ra
ns. The plants grow in rows, very
uch like potato vines, and are cul
rated in the same way. Weeds will
on choke their growth, and the
ckaninnies on the farm are kept
sy during the summer in weeding
t the patches with their "fingers.
)wadays the harvesting is done by
iat is callied a plow, made espe
il.y- for .the purpose. It is dr.wn
one je and cuts the plants ofr
)se to the ran
an massed around a'iT1
stuck in 'the ground. The sta
led, formed with the leaves outside
the vines are wound around
tightly as possible to protect the
,nt, from the weather. The plan is
at what similar to that of bi
ing wheat. About three weeks' exp
his "seasons" the nuts and drie
vine, so that the pods are rea
Ss, be picked.
I c The picking is the most expe
or operation of all and takes the
or, time. Whether in the barn or 0:
field, all the work has to be dor
hand. The nuts are thrown
large baskets and the .Vines mad
to large stacks or stored away ii
sloft, for they make a hay whi<
really more nourishing for the.
age mule than timothy. The vii
"Ia little too rough for a horse's th
but it is a luxury to the ave
esouthern mule, who will grow fa
sepeanut hay, and nothing else. it
fields some of the vines will be b
ened and the nuts of poor que
rThese are left on the ground an<
Jter the pigs are turned into the i
s, They eat everything that is left
s- cept the roots.,.The nuts are not
sfattening, biut they give the po
a very sweet flavor. The fan
hams cured in some parts of Vir~
owe most of their Quality to the
that the pigs have lived partly r
Y nuts before being fed the sour
and garbage from the farmer's ki
s en.
3- In half a dozen towns most of
a peanut "factories"' are located.
0 factory Is merely a place where
8 nut is shelled or the shell polis
s for the market. It is a curious
'that peanuts with clean, glisteL
pods will .sell for 15 to 20 per c
.more at retail than those yith la
dirty-looking podst. antborht~ the I
nels may be just as good, so the 11
Sintended for the bag trade at the
cus and on street corners
scoured in large iron cylinders. TI
they are carried to fans, which b]
the heavier nuts into one part of
factory and the little ones into
other part and at the same time
move the dirt which was not tal
off the shells in the cylinders. 'I
dark, partly filled nuts are shelled
machinery and sold to con fectionc
while the other ones are carried b3
sort of endless chain apparatus ii
bags, each of which will hold abc
100 pounds. As fast as a bag
filled it is sewed with English twi1
marked with the weight and prof
address and sent to the wholess
peanut dealer, who makes anywhe
from 25 to 50 per cent. prolt in do
ing with the Italians, who are 1
principal customers. Of late years
quantity of the bag peanuts h
gone to manufacturers of ches
coffee, to be roasted andi mixt
with the coffee berry and th<
ground, to be sold in n'ckages
choice Mocha and Maiamibo.
While most of the American nu
are grown in eastern Virginia at
North Carolina and Tennczsee. 11
peanut fields are beginniug to be et
tivated in parts of Louisiana and N
braska. Man:' of the QT>h in Nort
Carolina contain ajpparent; nothin
b'.t wet sand,. anthe do ( en i
the leaves in contrast to the whit,
very striking. Digging down six or
eight feet, however, the farmer gen
erally comes to a loam which retains
the rain and other surface water.
This nourishes the plant, which re
quires a very light and porous soiL It
also needs as hot weather as corn to
properly mature. After raising sev
eral crops the average peanut field
needs to be heavily fertilized with
lime or marl, as the plant exhausts
the soil.
During a fair year the American
peanut crop will average nearly
5,000.000 bushels, estimating - 22
pounds to the- bushel. This j
but a small proportion of the worli
crop, however, which aggregat.,
fully 550,000,000 pounds. It Is calc')
lated that we eat about $10,000,00o
worth of peanuts yearly, or 4.00
000 bushels of the nuts, either
candy or the original kernels.
shucks or shells form also good
for pigs, while, as already staf
peanut vines are a first-class fod
for mules.
Very few peanuts are eaten o'
the pod in Europe, although
400,000,000 pounds are sent to
Britain and the Continent every
from Africa and Asia. They are
verted into oil and a sort of flo
factories at Marseilles and se
English cities. A bushel of the
ine peanuts Zhelled can be pr j
into about a gallon of oil, whi h is
substituted for olive and other ble
oils very frequently. It sells at rom
60 cents to $1 a gallon, and the meal
or flour left after pressure Is used for
feeding horses and baked into a kind
of bread which has a large sale in
GermAny and France. - St. Louis
A New Industry Which Will Help a Part
of Australia.
Immense salt gardens have recently
been established in the neighborhood
of Geelong, along the bay of Stingaree,
in Queensland, Australia. The site
was, until recently, a barren waste of
swamp and samphire scrub, and
thought good for nothing whatever.
The present proprietors, however, have
converted it into a place of interest,
employing a large number of men, and
turning out a valuable commodity,
with the sea water as their raw ma
The works, or salt gardens, present
the appearance of a chess
shallow tanks. About 300 acr
up int this -way by mil /
or '-paddocks,"
4 lizers vary Tr
ek is from the sea a
and sluice gates to adm
it as required. The dividi% .
nuts water uniformally v
:me- ground, presenting all e sraat
iding sible to -the evaporating AEctn
:sure sun and wind. The rainiall is A
the portant item. The av age is th
ly to est at the site chose of any po:
the whole coast.
asive When the water enters throug
most sluice gates it is held in the 1;
1 the paddoc'ks until the evaporation
e by its density considerably. it is th
into smaller sluices run into or pump
e in- on to higher levels, called conde
the Here it remains until the evapoi
h is iraises the density to that of brini
tver- by this time it has lost inanyi
le is ities (such as lime) which, as-th
roat, ter gets dense, ar-e d' .ositet.
rage th'e manager knows by testing v
t on hy dromneter that the brine is regt
all theo crystallizers, and it Is pumnp
ack- into them. By regular pumpnj
.lity. brinc is let into and kept in th~e
I Ia- taliizers, which have already hahi
oeld. bottoms levelled at a uniform Id
ex- and as the evaporation goes
rery water becomes too dense to ho i
kcr salt and deposits It in beautifu~
ious tals on the bottom, forming a,
inia sevei-al inches thick. Again usi i
fact hydrometer the manager knows
pon the water has lost all the salt '
silk give up in a pure state, and whe
tch- point is reached the remaining4
is drained off. This residue is
the Imother-liquor, and contains m
l'he sium, sulphates, chlorides, potast
the etc. These impurities would bei
hed posited on top of the salt and z
act it impure If the mother-liquor
ing not drained off at the ight timc.
mt. vure salt only is obtained.,.
'ge, The salt is then harvested b) sh<
ter. ling it up into cocks, which. give
uscrystallizers the appearance fa
cir-- tary camp. When the salt hasia
are in the cocks it Is barrowed out
ien stacks of severalhundredsoftonse
owThe stacks are then thatched, to
:he vent the rain from dissolving tt
an.. The company has also a refinery
re. which the salt Is dissolved in' ws
en and again evaporated in irong pans
he artificial heat.' In this way a beaut
bywhite and superior salt is obtainec
*rs, grinder-y has also been erected to
-and crush the crude crystals ;
ito here that the fine tabie salt Is-made
t Just as it is. as bay salt, it is u
is largely fo' packing meat for export;
* preserving meat and rabbits, sht
er jcattle: tor glazing bricks and' pott(
he 'and other purposes-Philadelp
re Record.
is Heartburniings About Bonnets.
a The distinguished lady writer wh
as we ktnow as Mrs. Leith Adams GMrs.
tP' Cour-cy Laftfan) has another good Is
in diou bus story for her friends. I
n usual place on a bus, it may be p
is mied, is in front "Yes, lady." said I
driver on one of these recent hot da
13'Baby and 'smiler' is a fine pair
d o sas you'll see anywheres.. E
e ~-mier has a jealous mind-an' t'otL
(- da he thought as 'Sabe-'at was
V-bt tast~ir than his'n. So when
leIft 'cm standing he'd ate hers alf(
"'r 'd afore we could get back. Tha
ii T--le' all over, that is--but he's
A Yell
else d
as in
of B
on h
in th
ep the 1)
,r the search
e pos- tions ofrIndia and Cia
)f the their energies to keeping it out of
n im- and circulation."
low- But India and China are not the o
nt on countries which absorb gold witho
ever giving it back again. As a mats
h the er of fact, in all counfriesth-efe~Ts 'a
trgest tendency on the part of coined gold
raises to get out of sight and stay hidden.
en by This is a subject which has occupied
ed up the students of finance in all lardJs,
isers. and there have been many analyses of
ation the different causes for the disappear
and ance of gold. Yet, with the most in
npar. genious explanations, the problem al
Wa wWays has remained a very nteresting
Then one. Our own treasury officials have
ith a given it a good deal of study.
y for Of the vast amount of gold that is
d up annually mined and put into circula
the |ton, there always remains a heavy bal
crys- ;ance unaccosmted for, even after all ai
their low~ance has been made for use in the
epth, arts, for loss by friction and for what
the would seem a fair amount to charge to
I the loss by fire, by being sunk ir deep
crys-,; waters and by hoarding.
Layer |Our treasuiry officials, according to
the j Mr. H-urley, estimate that there is used
when in the arts annually, in gilding, in elec
will troplating and similar operations which
this withdraw gold from possibili'ty of other
'ater |use, probably not less than $10,000,
a~lled 000 worth of gold.
gne- Then there is the use of solidI gold
ium, in jewelry and plate. This in reality
de- is not an actual withdrawal of gold,
ake for it can be remelted and coined. Still.
ere the handling of the metal in the pro
hus cess of manufacturing these articles
and 'the handling of them after they
el- are m ... nre of very eo -
the siderable loss from friction, under
Ii- which gold, because of its softness,
ed loses weight sometimes with startling
to rapidity. It is estimated that gold for
ch. these purposes is used every year to
e- the amount of fully $50.000.000. This,
m. with the amount, $10,000,000. used in
tat the arts, makes an annual total of
r, $60,000,000 in these two directions
y alone. Then there is to be added the
ul uncertain and smaller, yet by no
A means inconsiderable amount of gold
lost every year by fire, shipwreck and
s carelessness.
S"Since the resumption of specie pay-I
.d ments in 18''9." says Mr. Hurley,
e "treasury officials estimate that $300,
r 000,000 in gold has disappeared frm
. circulation. The Bank-of England is
said to be poorer by $400,0C0000i
gold than it was in 1897. France re
ports an immense decrease in gold
coined and in reserve, and other coun
detries have similar stories to tell. An
de Inquiry recently set afoot by our
er treasury derpartment showed that the
- holrhngs in gold of the national banks
he on April 26 were $195.769.872. The
treasury holdings on May 1 were
$426.989,371, the two items aggregating
ut $622.759,243. The estimteor May;1
a000 to be accounted for as held by state
a and private banks. trust companies. s
rf an nsafes, tills. '-ockets and hoards. E
of "A large amount of g~old is taken out S
a fthe country by trave'els. One tou:'-t
a ist agency r'cenes fro Lcpravelrs
frm $100,000 to $:50,003~ per year and y
.urns it into the Bank of Englind. A
in the"
a railroad
adogs. On seve
dhounds have been;
.ng down train robbers, but i
each case the dogs have been iborrowe
' for the occasion. Wherever tised it i
also said, they have proven a succesi
as was wvell illustrated in the huntini
down of Torn Arkins. the Union Pacifi
train robber, in Wyoming a few year
ago. Arkins, when he found that h<
was pursued by the dogs, killed one o
them, but was himself shot an hou:
aterward by the sheriff's posse.
The plan to be carried out by thi
Oregon Railroad and Navigation corn
pany in the event of a train on thei:
line being held up, is told by John B
Lenning, agent of the road at Poca.
tello, where two of the pups have beer
sent to be raised. Mr Lenning was iz
the city today and in an interview re
gardling the innovation said:
"The Oregon Railroad and Navigatior>
company has gone into the blood.
houno business, and from now on it
will hardly be worth while to hold up
any of this company's trains, for the
guilty party is more than likely to be
"As yet but six pups have been pur
chased, but this number will be in
creased as rapidly as possible until a
sufficient number have been stationed
at various points, so that in case they
are needed they can be secured quick
"Circulars have been issued to all in
whose care the dogs have been placed,
and to conductors of trains, instruct
ing the latter in case of a robbery to
having pups. The agents receiving th
messages will at once get the dog
ready, and as soon as they can be got
ten to the scene by special train og
otherwise, they will be put on th<
scent. In this manner it is believe(
that, as the trail will be warm, ther4
will be little danger of the robbers get
ing away very far before the houndi
are close upon their heels.''
Scared the Surveyors..
A crowd of United States surveyors
and allotting agents were recently
working in the reservation of the
Comanche Indians. surveying, estab
lishing cornerstones and getting every
thing ready to divide the land in quart
er sections. The Indians did not take
very kindly to the division and allot
ment of their land. aand seeing that the
wvhites were scared, they decided to
ict. The surveyors were all tender
ecet from Washington. Suddenily,
ithout warning, their camp was in
aded by a yelling, shooting band of
00 indians in war paint and
eathers. The surveying party could
tot stand the pressure and started out
or the settlements along the Texas
ine. aind kept up ther flight, pursued
y the Indians. until they crossed the
tate line. Then tey telegraphed to
[ate line. Then they telegraphed to
ort Sill and the commander there
.t out a large cavalry force to pro
e:t the surveyors. The general sup
usition is that a lot of cowboys and
aung bucks played, a practical joe
ealthier ord
converse of ~
ordinary EngF
as our reprse
investigating the
,the American spe
trip to Europe than'
On a tour in his nati
the English visitor to
expenses of living
*The Englishman, there!
chooses Ireland, which
creasing in popularity,
continent. He is not es
lar just now in France, buth
meet with Insult. The reas
rious. Not only London but
tinent Is crowded with A
the French will not insult an
man for fear he might turn out.
an American. It Is a little humili
that, like one of our kings, we owe
immunity to the presence of oth
Richmonds In the field.-London
Chronicle. -
Slow, But Sure.
George Resoner of Muncie, Ind., re
cently received a five-cent check from
the treasury department at Washing-.
ton, D. C., in payment of an excess
settlement made by him fourteen years
ago, when he was postmaster at.
Wheeling, a small town four miles
northwest of this city. At that time
Resoner made his usual monthly re
port and settlement through the Cini
cinnati office. He sent in nyve cents
too much once, but did~o
recent y,w cheekcame,a
e mpanied by a letter of explannan.
'i s was the first tnfe RXesoner -evet
knew he had given Uncle Sam too
much money. He says the .govern
ment will istill be indebted on its ac
couints to the Wheeling postoffice, for
he does not Intend to cash the check,
but will have It framed and hung in
his home as a souvenir of Uncle Sam's
squareness and honesty.--Cincinnati
That Old Dispute.
"Well, after all," she said, "you men
can't get around one fact when you
try to make out that man's woman's
intellectual superior. You admit that
it W:2s a woman who caused the first
man's downfalL. Now, if that doesn't
show intellectual superiority on the
part of the lady, I'd like to know why.
If the man had been above her men
tally, how could she have accomplished ~
his overthrow? If he was her superior -
why didn't he--" -
"Pardon me" the man interrupted,
"you haven't started quite far enough
back. As in all such cases, there was
another fellow around to put her upt
It." -t
After which she scorned
entered into-dconversation witha
at the other side of the ro .Clai
Prussia does not permit c~amatnn,~
but does nQt forbid the '
corpses to Bremen,
or Thuringia, -
hunednt .

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