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XlnUter of Railway Did Not InnUt Upon Punishment. Gen. Budde, minister of railways In Germany, is never more happy than when looking personally after the per fect fulfillment of all rules. Some time ago be was traveling In cognito to Hamburg. In his compart ment n countryman entered and tit once proceeded to light an enormous and rank cigar. Gen. Budde remarked to him that the rules of the road pro hibited any one from smoking in a compartment without the consent of the other occupants. The smoker did not seem to understand, and continued to exhale fumes like a small volcano. Upon llnishing his first cigar lie imme diately lit another. The general by this time thoroughly vexed, exclaimed: "I am well acquainted with the rules of the road because I am the minister of railways." At the same time lie handed his card to the smoker. The latter condescended to cast a glance ut it and stuck it. In his pocket, without ceasing for an Instant to exhale enor mous puffs of smoke. When the train stopped the country man silently got out. Gen. Budde by this time was overcome with anger. Calling one of the station officials, he told lilm to go to the countryman anil learn his name, as he Intended to have him arrested. Asked his name, the smoker of the big and rank cigars pull ed from his pocket a card that of Gen. limbic and handed 11 to his questioner, who. upon glancing at, it. at once gave most respectful ly the mil itary salute. Afterward, returning to the general, he said: "I believe, my dear sir, that you would do well not to insist about that man breaking the rules of the road. You couldn't arrest him anyhow, seeing as it is the minis ter of railways himself!" The general did not insist. New York Tribune SOME PEOPLE. Sir Ford North Is an entomologist as well as h famous lawyer. General Henry E. Tremaln, the new ly elected president of the Bepuhlican Club of New York City, has a splendid war record. It is an unwritten law in most Lou don dry goods stores to show no clocks. The proprietors don't want the shop pers to think of the flight of time. With reference to a recent marriage, London Truth says that so many ac tresses are becoming peeresses that the aristocracy of Great Britain should soon be known as the actressocracy. In the House of Commons no Incident Is greeted with more hearty laughter than when a member after an eloquent oration -plumps down on his silk hat on the bench behind him. A young mem ber who had Just made his maiden speech sat upon his new silk hat. There were roars of laughter. An Irish col league Immediately arise and gravely said: "Mr. Speaker, penult me to con gratulate the honorable gentleman upon the happy circumstance that when lie sat on his hat his bead was uot In It." Trpes in Church. Ross. Hertfordshire, can boast of a church where two tine elms are grow ing one on either side of a pew occu pied by a member named John Kyrle. Mr. Kyrle was a greut lover of trees, and especially of elms, of which he planted an avenue near the church. One of the trees of this avenue was cut down, and it is supposed that its offshoots have grown up inside of the church at each end of the pew. The parish church at Kempsey contains a chestnut tree which grows from the tomb of Sir Edward Wilde. The school children of the village used to sit in the chancel, and it is said on one occa sion their teacher found one of them eating a chestnut, and that he snatch ed It away and threw it behind the tcmb, where it took root and has flour ished. ' ' Without1 constancy there is - neither tore, friendship nor virtue In the world. -Addison. UNFAMILIAR FACTS, The Church of England has an In come of $75,000,000 a year. With a population of only 3,318,343 Switzerland has a foreign trade of more than 1400,000,000 a year. The Paris Academy of Medicine of fers n prize every year for the discov ery of an absolute cure for tuberculosis. So far, no one has won It. Gesture language still exists in parts of Australasia. Some tribes possess so excellent a code that It Is almost as efficient as a spoken language. According . to the British Medical Journal the total number of cremations In Great Britain In the year 1005 was 000, as against 00(1 in 1004 and 475 In 1003. Water from an artesian well at Os tend which has been wasted for fifty years has now been discovered to pos sess medicinal qualities similar to the waters of Vichy. Medical authorities In France have discovered that a fairly good substi tute for quinine, for use In cases of, marsh fever, or other malarial disease, can lie concocted from the gentian. According to a Berlin letter In a Loudon journal . there Is a growing probability that the' demand for the payment of members of the Reichstag a demand which bus been refused by every Chancellor from Bismarck to Prince von Buelow will receive the consent of the authorities at no distant date. UUU ULfcANIJNUS. Italy's natlonul debt Is being reduced at the rate of $10,000,000 a year. The olive crop of Greece this year Is estimated at 15,000,000 gallons. Four thousand and sixty-one muscles have been observed lu the body of a moth. A new prize of $10,000 Is offered lu France for the Invention of a dirigible balloon. About 200 oysters would be required daily to supply sufficient nourishment for one person. England possesses twenty-eight cows for every hundred of the population. Australia has 280. The population of Jerusalem num bers about 00,0(X), of whom 7,000 are Moslems, 41,000 Jews and 12,000 Chris tians. For the saving of would-be suicides the municipality of Rome bus decided to employ 'police- motor boats on the Tiber. The pay of the Russian private sol dier has been Increased more than 100 per cent, that Is to say, from $1.35 to $3 a year. A Movliut Comedy. "Yes, we are going to move to escape housecleanlng." "And so are we. If I must confess It myself, I think It will take the new tenants two weeks to get rid of. all the rubbish we are leaving behind." "The same here. Our hoW wlll need a mop and soap from cellar to roof. By the way, where are you go lug?" "No. -91 5 L street." "What? Why, that is where we are leaving." "Well, I declare! Where are yoa going?" "No. 711 B street." "Why, that's where we are leaving." "Great Scott!" "Gee wbbss!" 4 ' - .. Everything f comes quickly . to ; who refuse to wait nubbins Tt la. Old Sklnem Hull ! So you want to marry my daughter, eh? ' Young Man Well, I guess that's about the size of it. Old Sklnem Urn yes. Can you sup port her in the style to which she has been accustomed V Young Man I caii-'-but I'm not mean enough to do It. Hod to Travel Free. When Edward Eggleston was a boy of 18. writes his brother lu "The First of the Hoosiers," he was believed to have consumption, and was sent to Minnesota for his health. He went up the Mississippi with a genial, although profane, captain who did not believe the boy was going In the right direc tion, "The thing for you to do Is to go back home quick and pick out the place you want to be burled in," be said. "You're too far gone to git any good out of the Mlnnesoty air." Long afterward, when Eggleston had become well known, ond could have traveled free on many convey ances. In that hospitable Western coun try, he nevertheless Insisted on paying full fare wherever he went. He had always opposed the granting of special rates to clergymen. But on the Mis sissippi steamer lie was compelled to travel free. "It's been my rule all my life," said the old captain, who always refused his money, "never to charge fare to a corpse, mi' you're a corpse, though you don't look like It." "The first time you traveled with me I told yon you hadn't more'n a month to live. Well, that mouth's gone many a year ago, an' so you're dead or else I'm a liar, and I never yet al lowed even a preacher to call me a liar. Y'ou can't pay fare on any boat that I own without culliu' me a liur, and that settles It." Fair Warning;. At one time Horace Greeley lived in a pleasant estate on the Hudson river. It was approached by a narrow lane from the street, says a writer in the Springfield Republican, and was four miles out from the city hall on the Harlem road. The ground from the house on one side sloped down to the river; on the olher was a garden which bore fruit, accessible to boys. On Sunday, their day of freedom as well as Mr. Gree ley's, the boys sought the orchard. Mr. Greeley never saw or heard them. But Mrs. Greeley always saw them, and from her place .on the piazza she would call to Mr. Greeley to put on his hat nnd '.'deal with them." Mr. Greeley would never have dis turbed them, but lie always complied with his wife's wish In his own time and way. As he slowly reached for his hut, he shouted: "I'm coining after you. boys!" Of course not many captures were U'ade. . " A Tale of Two Cities. Notwithstanding the disparity in size between Seattle and Tacoma, the riv alry lu other respects between the two cities is as keen as in their earlier days, when they -were young "boom" towns. A curious Instance of this Is seen In the names by which the towering moiintai.i that lifts Its tall peak to the southeast Is known In the two places. In Tacoma It Is treason to call It anything else than "Mount Taco ma." while in Seattle It Is "Mount Hauler." A traveler when about half-way be tween the two cities saw two boys fighting by the roadside. Before he could separate them one of the boys got the other down, and after banging the victim's face Into the soft ground, sat panting but victorious astride of him. "Whtifs the name o' that mountain now?" the victor demanded lu exult ant tones. "It's ," humbly replied the vanquished lad. The effort to free his mouth from the mud and grass which his opponent had rubbed into it made the answer unintelligible to, the travel er; but the victor was satisfied and let him up. Olil-Kanhtoned SliuplU-llr. "Our dads were a lot of mossbacks, weren't they?" " 'Deed they were. Why, those old chaps used to actually think that the 'Black Crook' was Indecent." Louis ville Courier-Journal. THE BIRD OF DEATH. It Is the Only Venomous Member of the Feathered Tribe. Among all the thousands of feath ered creatures classified by the train ed ornithologists but one, the rplr n'doob, or "bird of death," Is known to be venomous. This queer and dead ly species of the winged and feather ed tribe is a native of the Island of Papua, or New Guinea. The bird la described as being about the size of a common tame plegon, of gray plumage and a tall of extraordinary length, ending In a tip of brilliant scarlet red. It Is a marsh bird and is found to in habit onjy the Immense stagnant pools adjoining the hikes of the Interior of the Island. The rplr has a booked beak as sharp as a cock's spur and hollow. The venom with which It In oculates Is distilled In a set of organs which nature has provided for that mirnniin ami which lie In ttm minor mandible, just below tUe openings of the nostrils. Under this poison secret ing laboratory In tlie roof of the mouth is a small fleshy knob. When the bird sets its beak in the flesh of a victim this knob receives a pressure which liberates the venom and iuoculates the wound. NO man, native or otherwise, was ever known to recover from a bite Inflicted by a rplr n'doob. The. suffering In such cases Is said to be much more agonizing than In cases of rattlesnake and Gila monster bites. ReverNed the Rule. Solomon Homer, the brilliant Choc; taw Indian, says that one bus to be a very Intelligent und Industrious Indian who would go out Into the world and make a name. "Many Indians," he suld, "start out, and some of them, of course, succeed. Those who fall return home, and that Is a sad returning, for every one sneers at the young man whom the world has conquered and driven hack. It is not much of a welcome that the returned Indian gets even in bis father's house. "There was Black Eagle, a Choctaw. He went to Chicago, failed and came home. But he was afraid to go to his futher's house till an old man said : "'Are you going to your father's, Black Eagle?' " 'I don't know,' the youth answered. "'Go there,' said the old man, 'for you will be very welcome. There Is no doubt of it.' "Heartened a little, Black Eagle did go to his father's, and the next day -he met the old man again. The old man smiled kindly. " 'So the prodigal returned,' he said. 'And did your father kill the fatted calf?' " 'No,' Black Eagle answered, 'he didn't kill the fatted culf, but he near ly killed the prodigal.' " Frosted Windows A source of constant annoyance and Injury to storekeepers, especially re tailers. In extremely cold weather is the gathering of frost on their display windows. Various devices have been tried to remedy it, such as the applica tion of glycerin and other chemicals, but these are generally of little avail. In northern , Russia, where zero weather Is not an uncommon experi ence, the owners of display windows employ as an effective protection against frost a three-Inch space be tween two panes of glass. The outer sash is rendered as nearly tight as pos sible by calking .and pasting strips over the crevices. A second sash Is then fitted and inserted about three Inches within the first. This double sash is said to keep out moisture, aVd if the glass is kept clean and dry Is said to be effective. At any rate, this plan Is worth trying lu these days, when window dressing has become so Important an art. The device involves sound scientific principles. Boston Herald. It makes no difference how many cream at a girl who has Just drawn In bar line, "Throw blm back Into the water!" she will not throw him -In If die thinks any other woman want him.