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The St. Jofas flefald O. E. Ovewou, Pnblisher Published Weekly at St. Johns - - Arizona Everything comes to the man who waits, especially rust and cobwebs. The woman whose husband claims to be henpecked Is generally deserving of iHy. - Turkey wants to borrow money, but Uncle Sam probably knows of a certain party that needn't be applied to. Beggars are taxed in China. There, evidently, the financial possibilities of the profession are frankly recognized. Nearly all available Government land has been homesteaded and even the supply of Indian brides with homestead attachments is running short. That man who fancied taking his wife's hat would keep her at home must have failed to notice what little use a hat really Is to a woman. Nobody knows who killed Cock Robin or who struck Billy Patterson, but Sen ator Carter killed the river and harbor bill He did it with his little tongue. Mrs. Nation's paper, the Smasher's Mail, has been Issued at Toneka. It is said that a great many railroad bag gagemen have subscribed for It simply on impulse. The girl who leaped for the bridle of a runaway horse and stopped him, when a lot of men were thinking only of saving their own lives, deserves to get a gold medal from some society in addition to having her picture printed In the papers. In the woods in the Pennsylvania mountains a bear tackled Jacob Brad shaw and would have broken him In two had not Jacob expectorated about a :gill of tobacco juice into bruin's eye. This attracted the bear's attention and Jacob got away. Moral In the electric cars and railway waiting-rooms of many cities, the boards of health have posted notices, forbid ding, under heavy penalties, the un wholesome and nauseous practice of spitting on the floors. But have the authorities ever looked into a smoking car? The honor of being made an Earl cost Lord Roberts, as It costs every new-made peer of high degree, thou sands of dollars In fees. Nevertheless, hosts of Englishmen, and probably not a few plain American citizens who es teem themselves while not under temptation good Republicans, would gladly pay the price. "The Wild aud Woolly West" can af ford to smile at the phrase. In Califor nia there Is one college student for ev ery four hundred Inhabitants, a larger proportion than In any other State of the Union. President Wheeler, of the State University, attributes this to the fact that "no class in California con sciously accepts the doom of medioc rity." In advertising a piece of land for sale, Themistocles noted that "It lay by a good neighbor." California, in' bidding for immigration, gives scholas tic proof that her people are already good neighbors. ' Some of the most remarkable of re cent scientific discoveries are the S-rays, the discovery of the microbe of distemper in dogs, and tlie discovery of krypton and xenon, rare gases of the atmosphere. The S-rays are so-called from Professor Sagnac, of Paris, who In experimenting with the X-rays found certain groups of rays of a total ly different series aud with different manifestations, while to Professor Copeland belongs the credit for the dis covery of the microbe of distemper in dogs and to Professors Ramsay unci Travers the discovery of krypton and .xenon. The latter have now been care fully studied by their discoverers and Assigned their proper place in the table of the periodic law. . In all the present agitation about ure food, it Is a comfort to the coffee firlnker to be told that he Is getting a Jery satisfactory article. At the De partment of Agriculture some thorough tests lme been recently made to deter mine the extent and nature of coffee adulterations. The results are entirely reassuring to coffee-lovers. The expert finds that while very little pure Java or Mocha berries find their way into the American market, almost if not quite as good flavored beans are had from other tropical places, Porto Rico and Hawaii being mentioned as furnishing good coffee. The adulterants, when used, are for the most part harmless. The chemist -who has been looking into the coffee question, Professor Wiley, gives some advice as to the use of this beverage. He says that the use of cof fee In moderation should not do any injury to adults, and then he mentions In detail what moderation means. This Is a cupful only half of it coffee, the rest hot milk at breakfast, none at noon, and a small cup of black coffee after dinner. On some systems, un doubtedly, coffee may act as a poison, and such persons, of course, should not drink, it The average grown person in 1 normal health maj- use it moderately without harm. Somebody has been gathering college statistics, and It is found that there are In this country forty-four univer sities or colleges which contain more than 1,000 students each. Fourteen of these institutions have more than 2,000 students each, and in each of six leading universities there are more than 3,000 students. These six are: Harvard, 4.2SS; University of Michi gan, 3,700; Minnesota, 3,410; Georgia, 8,205; Chicago, 3.1S3, and California, 8,025. Northwestern University has 2,971 students' this year; Cornell, 2.77G; Pennsylvania, 2,567; Yale, 2,542; Co lumbia, 2,521, and Princeton, 1,302. There probably are over 100,000 stu dents in the various universities and colleges of America at present, and the whole number of persons "who are be ing educated In the schools and col leges combined is g4ven as 10,73S,3G3. I Aside from all other considerations this I general tendency toward education means one thing labor in this country must be dignified socially. It is going to be impossible for all the boys and young men who are now in the schools and colleges to go into professions. Many of them will have to work with their hands. Manual labor will still have to be done even after everybody Is educated. Perhaps the condition forecast by Bellamy when those who work as laborers shall receive just-as much consideration as men who get into the professions and shall be com pensated for the sacrifices they make in taking what we now consider infe rior places In society is not so far away. . That landlordism and tenant farming are increasing with surprising rapidity in the United States is one of, the most important facts developed out of the census reports Issuing from Washing ton. According to a statement of L. G. Powers, chief statistician of the agri cultural division of the census, it ap pears that for at least twenty years the percentage of farms op erated by tenants has increased heav ily in all parts of the United States except the extreme West. For the whole country this percentage has in creased in the last ten years nearly twice as fast as the per cent of popu lation of the nation, four times that of the purely agricultural population and twice that of the farms operated by their owners. Mr. Powers sug gests that this unprecedented increase does not show a degradation of the rural population, but an uplifting, from the fact that it must be largely com posed of negroes in the Southern States and of farm hands or farmers' sons who have become tenant farmers. It is declared, however, by many who are watching the tendency, that large numbers of those who have indeed ris en out of these ranks to become tenants would have become farm owners in stead under other conditions, as did the young men of a generation ago. To whatever extent this army of tenant farmers has been recruited from the ranks of those who had been but wage earners, it is a matter for satisfaction. To the extent that It includes those who have sunk from ownership or might have become owners it is not good. It Is impossible to separate these classes until the full reports of the census are issued. Out of the well known conditions In the middle West, however, with these preliminary fig ures at hand, it Is possible to discover some interesting material for specula-! tion. Many farmers are moving Into the towns, selling their farms outright or renting to tenants. In the latter in stances each farm is forced to become the support of two families, which is apt to prove a heavy burden on any property calculated for one family. Capitalists recognize that farms pur chased and rented to tenants are among the best investments, principal and income being peculiarly safe. Oth er capitalists who wish to invest in farm loans are finding, in many in stances, that their money is a drug on the market. The farmers who own land are so prosperous that they do not need loans; those who are tenants have no security upon which to borrow. Mer- j chants in the smaller towns are now complaining that their trade is suffer ing by the Increase of tenant farmers. ! The latter are not as prompt in paying bills, they cannot afford to buy as much, and they do not Improve their places with the same energy and mod ern agricultural methods and machin ery as do the ones wTho own their farms. Tenant farmers have not the interest in preserving the farm prop erty that the owner has when he is the resident. Nor, indeed, is the tenant so interested to protect the permanent fertility of the soil by the most care-! ful farming methods. It is recognized that either In city or country the best performance of the duties of citizen ship comes from those who own their homes. With that fact in mind, no one can fail to regret the immense growth of tenant farming indicated by ! the census. i The Veteran's Advice. i On the last night of a series of "pro- j tracted meetings" In the Methodist ; church of a little New Jersey village a visiting evangelist was making a spe- t cial effort to obtain a showing of anx ious souls. But nobody responded to his Invitation. They sang a hymn and then the evangelist rose again and called upon the congregation to "enlist i for the service of the Lord." A battle- scarred, wooden-leg veteran who had dropped into the back seat watched the proceedings with interest. For the third time the perspiring evangelist rose 1 and asked: "Is there no one willing to enlist in the Lord's army?" Then a , response came from the back seat: "Draft 'em, parson; draft 'em!" Foreign News. "By crackey; another rich American lady was presented at court over in Luuuon. I wonder what she has done? Shopliftiu', I guess." A Failure. "Did anybody ever try to start a newspaper here?" asked the IutelJec-tual-looking mau with glasses. "Yes," answered Broncho Bob. "But it failed. The editor wouldn't 'tcud to business." "Was he a dissipated man?" "No. But he insisted on sitting at his desk with his back to the door, when he ought to have been standing with a six-shooter in his hand and hia eye at a knot hole." Washington Star. "Willing to Please. Suitor Sir, I have come to ask your daughter In marriage. Father (fearfully) Would you take my only child awy from me? Suitor Oh, not at all, not at all, my dear sir. I can move right In. Detroit Free Press. .. i The astronomer Is a space reporter.. JUDGE DISCREDITS Chicago Jurist Sets Aside mony of "I am averse to accepting the decision of the jury as final. in this case, espe cially so as that decision was based lartrelv upon the testimony of women. The testimony of one written document Is of more weight as evidence than the oral testimony of a dozen witnesses, particularly when women are con cerned as witnesses. Though women are undoubtedly upon a higher moral plane than are men they are not as reliable upon the witness stand. It seems that women are of a more imag inative nature than men, and, though it is no doubt unintentional, they come to believe as true what they at first only imagine and maintain their belief in spite of all evidence against it." Upon the grounds cited in the fore going statement of personal opinion Judge Arba N. Waterman, of Chicago, ignored the verdict of a jury and grant ed a new trial. Judge Waterman, reluctant to accept the finding of the jury as final, did not enter the judgment in accordance with the verdict at the time the latter was given and after some reflection decided that the defendant, having been denied Justice, was entitled to a new trial before less susceptible jurors. The members SANTA TERESA, The Wonderful Magnetic Healer and Heroine of Mexico. Santa Teresa, the Mexican Yaqui he roine, now in Europe, is said to be pos sessed of remarkable healing power, by which she has performed miracu lous cures on persons afflicted with all kinds of diseases. She was accused of exciting the Yaqui Indians against the Mexican government, but made her es cape into the United States. She drift ed to California, where she amazed many people by her wonderful healing power. Teresa is 28 years old. She was born at Sinaloa, of Spanish an cestry. She discovered her power to heal when a little girl. Her first cure was of an old -woman, one of whose legs had been rendered useless by par- SAXTA TERESA. alysls. Teresa rubbed the member a few times and every symptom of the malady disappeared. Soon after this she wTas attacked by an insane young man, "whom she struck in the head in defending herself. The blow from her hand sobered the man, and a few gen tle rubbings entirely cured him. At San Francisco Teresa met the family of Charles Owens, a wealthy merchant, to whom she was introduced by O. P. Rosencranz. The little son of Mr. Rosencranz had been suffering from blindness and partial paralysis, and it is alleged that he was completely cured by the hands of the Mexican senorita. When Mr. Owens and his family de cided to go to Europe this spring they invited the young heroine-healer to ac company them. She will display her powers on the contineut. FIRST GAME OF CHESS. Its Supposed Orijjiii and Some of Its Famous Votaries. Among the most antiquated of games is chess, which the oldest Persian and Arabic authorities state to be of Indian origin. We find the game specifically referred to in Sanskrit literature 200 years before the birth of Christ. Enthusiasts to-day might deem the methods then in vogue somewhat prim itive, the board usually called an "eight square" to distinguish it from the board on which parchisi or back gammon was played. In the earliest known attempt at romance in Indian literature the "Ilarsacarita," there is a punning passage, which reads: "Under this monarch only bees: quarrel in collecting dews (dues); the only feet cut off are those in meter; only chess boards teach the position of the four members." That was written in the first half of the seventh century. There is a Persian tradition to the ef fect that an Indian sovereign sent a Persian monarch the game of chess be tween 531 and 579 A. D. By way of re turning the compliment the latter King sent the former the game of ward or backgammon. The game was Introduced to the Flowery land as comparatively recent ly as the sixth century (A. D.). It was probably first known in Spain in the tenth century, for in the eleventh we already find it a popular amusement. At the beginning of the twelfth it be gan to be known in this country, as well as in France and Germany; and it unfortunately has to be recorded that at the close of the century it had be come a favorite gambling game all over the continent of Europe. Many men who have figured prominently in the pages of the world's history were pas sionately fond of the game. Perhaps the most noted example of this was Louis XIII., who, though he hated games of chance so much that he would not alloj? them to be played at his court, was nevertheless so amazing ly keen on chess that he played even while riding in his carriage. It is interesting to record in this con nection that each man was provided with a pin at its foot which, being stuck into a padded chess board, resist ed the joltings of the royal vehicle. John Frederick, Elector of Hanover, proved that the ruling passion was strong in death. H- had been made '"17 WOMEN'S EVIDENCE a Verdict Secured by Testi Fair Sex. JUDGE ARBA N. WATERMAN. of women's clubs and even his asso ciates on the bench denounced Judge Waterman's slurs on the sex. The state ment caused a sensation, and both women and men of national reputation assert that Judge Waterman has made a serious mistake. prisoner in 1547 by Charles V., and was playing chess with Ernest of Brunswick, his fellow captive, when he got the news that he was. condemned to die. He merely made a few remarks on the irregularity of the Emperor's proceedings and coolly went on with his game. On winning it he expressed his keen satisfaction; then he betook him self to the religious exercise befitting one In his unenviable situation. Lon don Express. ; HAIR WILL DEADEN NOISE. Felt Greatly Lessens the Sound Vibra tions of Heavy Machinery. Hair felt has repeatedly received mention as a means of deadening vi brations and noise from machinery, placed for this purpose between engine bedplates and foundation capstone and underneath rails subject to heavy train traffic. Now, however, cork is said to have beini' used in Germany with the same end in--view, the avail able particulars being to the effect that a sheet made up of' flat pieces of the cork in mosaic fashion corresponding in size to the bedplate of "the noisy ma chine and held together by an iron frame, is laid under the machine. What measure of success has been obtained with this new expedient is not told, though as a means of temporary relief It probably answered the Intended pur pose. The true solution of most if not all machinery vibration problems is, how ever, to be found in proper foundations, ample in area and weight,' and it gen erally pays to provide these if at all practicable. To what exercise of in genuity the engineer is sometimes put in accomplishing this was illustrated 'a dozen or more years ago In one large' factory, where on an upper floor a row of small engines had to be installed for the independent driving of a corre sponding number of different machines. Though the building was of substantial construction, with steel floor beams, it was a foregone conclusion that that row of engines would cause trouble if set with nothing but the floor as foundation, and as it was undesirable to raise them much above the floor level each engine was provided with a separate foundation, built up of brick and mortar in the usual Avay, but sus pended by steel straps between the floor beams and thus projecting down into the head room of the floor below. Seem from there each foundation, with its engine, appeared as if resting on airy nothing. But those suspended foundations accomplished all that was expected of them as vibration absorb ers Cassier's Magazine. Beating an Avalanche. One of the most exciting Alpine ad ventures on record was Mr. Tuckett's race with an avalanche on the Eiger Glacier in 1871. He was ascending the glacier with two friends and a guide. Says Travel: The glacier sloped somewhat steeply, and on the upper part, above the climb ers, a mass of loose, freshly fallen snow had collected. Suddenly the tra velers heard a thundering noise, and perceived a huge mass of snow and Ice sliding down toward them. They could only try to reach the rocks at the side of the glacier, hoping to do so before the avalanche should sweep them away. Through the knee-deep snow they ran for their lives. "I remember," said Mr. Huckett, "be ing struck with the idea that It seemed as If the avalanche were sure, of its prey, and wished to play with us for a while. At one moment it let us imag ine that we had gained on it; and the next, with mere wantonness of vindic tive power, it suddenly rolled out a vast volume of grinding blocks and whirling snow, as if to show us that it could outflank us any moment It chose. "Nearer and nearer it came, its front a mighty wave about to break. It aim ed straight at us, swift, deadly, implac able. The next instant we saw no more. A wild confusion of whirling snow and fragments of ice, a frozen cloud, swept over us, entirely conceal ing us from one another. But still we were untouched, and still we ran. "Another half second, and the mist parted. There lay the body of the mon ster, whose head was still careering away at lightning speed far below us, motionless, rigid, harmless." Music Lovers. . Euthusiatic Admirer of Sig. Paz zaniano (who has been pounding away for nearly half an hour) "What an artist, isn't he? Such verve! Such fin ish!" Fair American (bored) "Well, I'll al low the verve's there all the time; and I'm just praying the fiuish'll come soon." Puuch. Death is a great wit. In going around making his selections, he takes care not to disturb those who are a heavy burden on the backs of others. If a doctor has a practice that is at all good, he never gits enough sleep. Just Her Way. Jack Well, then, since you have broken off the engagement, suppose you give me back the ring. Julia Eh you see, Jack, er Mr. De Trow, I've become very much attached to this ring; it just suits me. So when Tom Getthere proposed last night 1 told him I didn't want a new ring, but that he could see you and pay you what this cost you. Philadelphia Press. Hia Trouble. iirst Rabbit My friend Longyear is trying to think out a method by which c can overcome our natural timidity oeconu Rabbit Indued! cess has he had? First Rabbit Not very What sue- much. You see, 3ust when he begins to meditate he's apt to hear some noise and it gets him rattled. Puck. The Eest Preserver. Customer I want to get something that will preserve wood. - New Clerk Yes, sir, here's just the thing you want. Customer Nonsense! That's a pad lock. New Clerk Yes, sir. Put that on your woodshed door and no thief will ever get in. Philadelphia Press. Physically, Not Financially. Harold," began the homely Miss Goldrox, "of course you know that fath er has failed " "Ah, really, Miss Goldrox, I must ask you to " "Why, you must have noticed how much he has failed. The doctor says his death is only " "As I was saying, Miss Goldrox Mabel I must ask you to let me com fort you in your approaching bereave ment." Catholic Standard and Times. Insinuation Repelled. "Are you going to cut any figure In that new scheme for rapid transit that's coming up in a few weeks?" asked one of his political associates. "No, sir!" indignantly answered the Alderman from the 'Steenth Ward. "My figure is going to be as high as anybody else's, b' gursh!" Chicago Tribune. An Excuse. The Count Dear me, Baron, your face! Duelling again, at your age and so recently married? The Baron Ach, no! It is my Ameri can wife. She makes me eat with a fork! Life. Very Disastrous. She Were you ever in a railroad dis aster? He Yes. I once kissed the wrong girl in a tunnel Chicago Chronicle. Guide What luck to-day? Other Guide Good luck. My man shot at six different marks and no bul let come closter ter me than four inches, by hookey! A Feeble Imitation. "Bodkins isn't a genuine society man." "Why not?" "He takes cold every time he wears his dress suit." Chicago Record. A liad l-re k. Miss Swelltop Our piano is some what in need of tuning, but will, you not play for us, Count? Count Spolatro (absent mindedly) Weeza pleasure. Where essa de han dle? Philadelphia Times. All OIF. Tom So your engagement with May is broken. I thought she fairly doted on you. Dick So she did, but her father was a powerful anti-dote. St Louis Re public. The Proper Thins:. Mistress I hope I didn't disturb you and your lover when I went into the kitchen last night? Cook Not at all, mum! Oi told him you was my cbappyrone! Puck. Limitations. First Cavalier The King can do no wrong! Second Cavalier Ah, yes! And what a wearisome life a King's must be, to be sure! Puck. Differcu', Briggs I hear you have been oper ating in Wall street Griggs A great mistake. I've been operated upon. Harper's Bazar. A Benefactor of His Kind.. A bright-eyed but ragged urchin en tered, the shop of a tobacconist with the intention of getting a Ifcht for tlin stump of a cigar, but there was no gas i jet to be seen. "I say, mister, give us a light" "We sell lights, sonny." "Well, sell us one," and he placed down his last halfpenny on the counter, for which he received a box of matches! and having secured a light offered the box to the tobacconist, saying: "Put them on the shelf, mister, and the next gent as asks for a light, give him one o' mine." Odd Duty of Hanoverian Firemen. In Hanover the fire brigade has sel dom to extinguish a fire; so it is now ! required that the wearers of the regula tion helmet shall attend to accidentf and suddness illness in the public streets. For instance, if an old lady feels faint under the burdens of her winter finery, she has but to attract the attention of the nearest policeman, who in his turn telephones for the fire brigade, which promptly turns up in a carnage and four. In the Maine Woods. USE O child of mine shall marry a man who has used force against his brother man!" declared Car- melius Foote, doggedly. And as he spoke he confronted his shrinking j daughter. Amber, who had just said good-night at the door to gallant Will Camp, recently home from the Philip pine war, and still wearing his stained blue uniform. Old Carmelius Foote was a staunch, not to say rabid, advocate of universal peace. Some of his progenitors on the maternal side had been Quakers, and he had inherited enough of the pacific spirit of William Penn and his follow ers to combat everything that savored of physical force with a fierceness and Intolerance that would have made a captain of horse invincible. He had had great hopes of the peace confer ence summoned by the Czar of Russia; and just now he was particularly Indig ! nant and disgusted by the fact that, Immediately after that conference, the two most enlightened nations of the world were each engaged In wars of no mean proportions. He had stormed for days against all men of war, and declared them to be, without exception, promoters of the devil's kingdom. And now to have this young American sol dier, still clad In his iniquitous livery, darkening his doors as a suitor for his daughter's hand, was too much. No wonder the old man fiew into a ungod ly and Inconsistent passion. No won der he spoke harshly as he did to his pretty daughter, and no wonder she, knowing her father's determined and Immovable nature, burst into tears and stole away upstairs to face the shadow which had suddenly blotted out her happy dreams. As Amber left the room, sobbing, her mother turned, almost defiantly, toward Carmelius. "You know they have thought the world of each other ever since they were children," she cried. "It isn't because Will has been to the war that Amber loves him, or even admires him, though there are lots of girls who are after him just for that. Amber and he were as good as engaged long before the war, and it Is cruel for you to separate them just because Will obeyed his country's call and went to defend it against those Philippine rebels." "Philippine rebels!" snorted Carme lius. "Great danger this .country was In from them! I told Will Camp be fore ho went that if he wanted to have anything more to do with Amber he'd better stay at home and 'tend to the employments of peace. But no off he went, with a lot of other crazy-headed young fellows, and now he conies back, stained with the "blood of his brother mnn. nnrt dares to come com ti :j of my daughter just the same as bi fore. I tell you, I won't have it!" The ol man's voice rose so shrilly that Amber heard it, as she lay sobbing on her lit tle bed upstairs. "The next time he comes, I'll send him home. I'll tell him norm' fn ornss mv threshold acain. I'll jive him to understand that when I say a thing I mean it!" The man of peace beat the air with his fist and then struck the table a re- Knundincr thumn. "No man who uses fnrpp ncrainst his brother man shall marry a child of mine!" he repeated "Let Will Camp understand that! Once for all, I say that I won't have him hern courtiner Amber. I'll send him home if he comes." Old Carmelius Foote was as good as his word. He met Will Camp at the gate the next Sunday evening, and Mrs. Foote and Amber heard the voices of the two men raised in angry dispute. Then the young man whirled abruptly on his heel and strode away. Amber buried her woe-begone face on her mother's shoulder, and her whole body shook with sobs. It seemed to her that that quick, indignant turning away of her lover meant the end of her first and only romance. For she said to herself that she could never love any body but Will, and if he and her father had come to be enemies, of course, the whole matter must end For days there was scarcely a word spoken between the three members of the Foote family. Carmelius was grim ly determined, and went about with a face like flint. His wife was indig nantly silent. She never snoke to him except when absolutely obliged to, and then in scarcely anything but monosyl lables. Amber attended to her house hold duties with drooping face and dark- rings under her eyes, was like a flower that had been trodden on and was at length lifting itself pitifully, but never to stand erect again Wednesday was pie baking day at : the Foote , farm. Next to universal .peace, Carmelius' great hobby was pies. He ate them three times a day, ' and seldom consumed less than half a i pie at a meal. All kinds of pies were 1 grateful to his palate, and he throve upon them famously, in spite of the j printed protests of hygienists. Conse I quently, pie-baking day was a very Im portant occasion In the Foote house ; hold. All day long the rolling pin ! thumped over the dough board; the 6Pice boxes sned their aroma abroad; the piles of sliced fruit and mincemeat and the bowls of yellow custard and lemon flavored starch were devoured by cavernous crust lined pie plates, and the oven door creaked and clang ed. By mid-afternoon the "buttery" shelves and window sills "were covered thickly with pies, and Carmelius would come in from his work, sniff of them, and go out again with a look of toler ant satisfaction on his set face. It was the Wednesday after Will Camp had been forbidden the house, and Carmelius had just come In to sniff of the pies, when there was a loud knock at the kitchen door. Carmelius answered it. There stood four ragged, unkempt and desperate looking tramps. "Well, what do you want?" demand ed Carmelius. "Them. pies," responded the. spokes man of the hungry looking crew, with a significant jerk of the thumb to ward the pantry. "We see some of 'em on the -winder sill and we smelt -'em." BD1C1TE Old Carmelius shrank a little, In spite of himself. The farm house was at a distance from the village. The nearest neighbor was Will Camp's father. The tramps were young, vigor ous and desperately hungry. Besides, there were four of them. lou can have one pie," said melius at length, prrudKinelv. Car- "Thank ye, boss, but we'd prefer 'em all," was the cool reply. "One pie wouldn't go far with us fellers." Carmelius' whole soul rose up In de fense of his precious pies. "You can't have 'em," he said, doggedly. "Get out!" And he shut the door in the tramps' faces and locked it. Scarcely had he returned to his terri fied wife and daughter, when there was a grating sound in the pantry. The pies were being removed from the sill of the open window! Then the three plainly heard a man climb over the sill and drop down Into the pantry. There was no strategy about It The tramps understood their physical ad vantage, and they wanted the pies. Carmelius opened the pantry door and looked in. A man stood with his back toward him, stowing pies away in an old sack. Three fierce, intent faces filled up the open window space. Carmelius shut the door, stamped across the kitchen and banged the table savagely with his fist Then he kicked a chair half way across the room. Few things were capable of stirring him to such wrath as the loss of a pie. Final ly, he unlocked the kitchen door and limped out to the barn. He stoo glowering there in the door as the tramps departed with a sack full of pies. A week passed. There had been a new pie baking day in the interim, and the Footes were not disturbed. But when the larder haS once more fallen empty and was being restocked with the savory disks, the same gang sud denly reappeared, and once more lit erally sacked the pantry. Carmelius was furious so furious that he went without pies for a fortnight, hoping thus to outwit and defeat the tramps; for he was a man of peace. But not a ragged outcast appeared during that time. On the third Wednesday he or dered a pie baking again, and just as the last pie was out of the oven the ragged quartette came slouching into the farm yard. Carmelius Foote was harnessing a horse in the barn when he first saw them. Stripping off all but the head stall, he led the horse to the grain box and climbed from thence to its bare back. Then he thundered out of the barn and down the road. In an amazingly short space of time he was seen returning, seated at Will Camp's side in the hitter's Kght buggy. Will had his soldier clothes on. and his gun rested agaiust the edge of the seat between the two men. The buggy rat tled into the farm yard and Will Camp leaped out, leaving Carmelius to hitch the horse to the fence with his slow old fingers. The young soldier burst into the house just in time to see the tramp in the pantry crawling over the sill after a sack of pies which he had delivered to his companions. Will Camp appeared at the window, with his Springfield rifle at his shoulder: "Set down that bag and git!" he cried, with a vernacular snap lacking to pro per military language. The tramps dropped their sack -with a great clatter of crockery, and ran helter-skelter for the -woods. Amber and Will were standing side by side, laughing happily, when Car melius Foote, ex-peace advocate and exemplar, came into the kitchen, flush ed and chuckling. "They might just as well have taken the pies," he said. "I don't know who'd touch 'em now. But we!ye saved the plates anyhow, and I reckon by the way they skedaddled, the dlrt rascals will never turn up again. Moth er, hadn't you better ask Will to sta; to tea ?" Portland Transcript Where Pure Air Is Found The chemical composition of the mosphere differs little, if at all, where ever the sample be taken; whether it be on the high Alps or at the surface of the. sea the relation of oxygen to nitrogen and other constituents Is the same. The favorable effects, therefore, of a change of air are not to be explained by any difference in the proportion of its gas5 eous constituents. One ImpmtEhnt dif ference, however, is the bacteriologic al one. The air of high altitudes con tains no microbes, and Is, In fact ster ile, while near the ground and some 100 " feet above It microbes are abundant In the air of towns and crowded places not only does the microblc Impurity in crease, but other impurities, such as the products of combustion of coal, ac crue also. Several investigators have found traces of hydrogen and certain hydrocarbons in the air and especially in the air of pine, oak and birch for- ests. It IS to uiese uuuies, uuuuuess. consisting of traces of essential oils, to, which the curative properties of cer tain health resorts are ascribed. Thus the locality of a fir forest is said' to give relief in diseases of the respira tory tract. But, all the same, these traces of essential oil and aromatic pro ducts must be counted, strictly speak ing, as impurities, since they are not necessary constituents of the air. As recent analyses have shown, these bodies tend to disappear in the air as a higher altitude is reached, until they disappear altogether. It would seem, therefore, that microbe, hydrocarbons and entities other than oxygen and nit rogen, are only incidental to the neigh borhood of human industry, animal life, damp and vegetation. Shocking "How many youthful criminals there.. are nowadays." "Oh. that's nothing new. lears ago. the leader of all the pirates was only a KIdd." Philadelphia Bulletin. . What the world really needs is an eleventh commandment: Thou shaiif not gossip. 4 1 Hi-DITT) i' Bi W r iHTTi mn" "' - 1 -..-..