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S a small room In a tenement bouse In the poorer section of New York sat a young girl, silently weeping Ind bemoaning her lonely condition. ibe day before Hhe hud been called lion to part wltn ner motuer, who ad died after u long, lingering Illness. Tea years before her father bad been iiled iu a railroad accident, and the toother and daughter bud been obliged give up their comfortable home and lore where cheaper rent could be pro- ured and economy more effectuully noticed. Here, In one room, by the d of her needle, Mrs. Atwood bud Maintained herself and Helen. The physician who bad attended Mrs. atwood during her illness bad noticed Pie beautiful character and reilned feu- res of Helen, and bud become deep- 1 Interested in her. Her extreme youth Sad prevented him from showing her bo much attention. Dr. Cutter bad attained considerable deputation during bis four years of Iractlce, and, being but 20 years of age, s widowed mother predicted for him brilliant future. "If only he would Ind a wealthy -wife," thought the uother, "his success would be as ured." Hut the young doctor did not em socially Inclined, and seldom met ouug ladles outside bis profession. But one morning at breakfast Dr. utter told his mother Helen's sad itory, picturing her orphaned condition, ad asked her If she could not Invite Ilelen to their home until some plnus or her future could be made. This fvorldly wise mother -had at once scent- fl danger, mid, after asking Miss At ood's address, had promised only that lie would call upon bur that afternoon. Tims It happened that as a sad-faced Iouuff girl sat peering out of a window nto a muddy court she saw a hand le, well-dressed lady picking her nay along, and soon heard her Knock it her own door. Upon being admitted lie stranger introduced herself as Dr. 1'utter's mother. After having listened to Helen's piti ful story, Mrs. Cutter proceeded to fuestioii the girl as to her future. "My wm has told me that you know of 110 elative or friend to whom you could lor "o," answered Helen, "I have fo relatives, and mother and 1 have ieen In no position to make many riends." "And Is there nothing you enn do to rim your own living?" questioned the lady. "I am afraid not, Mrs. Cutter; I am ut 10 years old, and, although mother fias always said she wished me to be teacher, I fear I should make but a. ixwr one." Then it occurred to the lady to ask If Helen's mother bad left any papers. find Helen had brought her nn old desk, Ind after looking the contents carefully Wr they found a bank book in which firs. Atwood had an account with a pw York bank for $200 in her daugh ter's name. "I wonder, my dear, that roa bad not thought to look In this leak before," Mrs. Cutter sold, and nen Helen replied that she bud felt oo bad to touch any of her dear moth ;r's things, the ludy could but appre ciate the lonely girl's feelings. After considerable talk It was decid ed that Mrs. Cutter should write to the Principal of a young ladies' seminary n western New York, requesting the "omittance of Miss Helen Atwood to I'll school for a two years' course. As !U gentleman was a friend of Mrs. totter, she hoped to interest him in 'lie orphan girl's behalf, and said she "onld suggest to him that he give her some light duties In the school to per 'otm, thus enabling Vpen to earn her ward. Promising to auend to the mat ' at once, she bade Hele ycordial ,arwell and hastened to lier own lome, where her son was Awaiting her. Well, mother, are we to entertain MIbs Atwood?" Inquired the doctor. Ilia mother shot a keen glance In his fectlon, and proceeded to relate her flans for Helen. Although deeply dis jointed, he could not but admit the "Usability of Helen's education being f0Iitlnued. "Things worked so successfully that 18 a week's time Dr. Cutter found hlin fe'f taking a final look at Helen's sweet ace. "Remember, you are to write me, tny child," he cried, as the "All aboard" yarned him he must leave the train. ' "oe way, as he walked toward home, ' wondered why the brightness had B0De out of the day, and why every i "y seemed to look bo forlorn. I uurlng the long two years that fol lowed, his heart was gladdened by an I CHRONOLOGY OF 1S0S. I Battleship Maine blown np in the ...... ,ur oi navana, while there on a friendly visit. Feb. 15. Message sent by President Mc-Kin-ley to Congress in regard to blowing up of the Maine. April 11. Congress passed resolutions recog nizing independence of Cuba and de manding that Spain relinquish her authority. April 20. President issued call for 125,000 volunteers. April 2."$. Congress passed resolutions declar ing that a state of war existed. April 25. Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet in the harbor of Manila. May 1. Sampson bombarded the fortitiea- tions at San Juan. May 12. Schley sailed with the Uyine sauad- ron from Key West. May 13. Sehley arrived at Santiago de Cuba. May 22. Army sailed from Key West for Cuba. June 15. Landing and battle at Las Guasi- niiis. June 20. Victory of El Caney and San Juan hill. July 1-2. Gen. Shatter calls for re-enforce ments. July 3. Battle of Santiago. July 3. Shatter demands surrender of San tiago. July 3. Truce declared. July 12. Articles of capitulation at Santi ago approved. July 10. Surreuder of Santiago. July 17. Peace protocol. Aug. 12. Peace commissioners sent to Paris. ! Oct. 1. Evacuation of Puerto Principe and other provinces. Dec. 5. Provisional government proclaimed by Gen. Wood. Oct. 21. Treaty of Paris signed. Dec. 10, 8:45 p. m. Gen. Garcia died in Washington, Dec. 11. occasional letter from Ilelen, which told of her Interest In her studies and friends. As the end of the second year drew near, the doctor again requested his mother to invite Miss Atwood to their home to spend the summer vaca tion. And a second time was the son refused, "for It would only turn out In a love affair," thought tbis far-sighted mother, "and I waut a rich wife' for my boy." A few weeks later Dr. Cutter was seated in the reception room of the Young Ladles' Seminary of Westport. anxiously awaiting Miss Atwood. As he heard soft footsteps approaching and raised his eyes in eager expecta tion, there In the open doorway stood Helen Atwood In all the beauty of her young woinnnhood. He saw a smile of welcome upon her lovely face as she advanced to meet her old friend. And there In the deepening shadows of an early twilight the old, old story was once more gone over. "Helen, darling, may I take you home with me as my treasured wife?" And as he stooped to bear her softly answered "Yes," he could not but see the love-light in her In the morning a message flashed over the wires, addressed to Mrs. cut ter. It read: Mr wife and I arrive on the 9 o'clock ev'nress from Westport. Be prepared to receive us. H. A. Cu 1 1 kit And Mrs. Cutter in a graceful manner submitted to the Inevltable.-Bostou Post. Cowper's Pets. Cowper, the poet, was exceedingly fond of pets, and had a very charming style of writing about them. "1 have a kitten, my dear," he says, in a letter to a friend, "the drollest of all creA tures that eer wore a cat's skin. In point of size she is likely to be a kit ten always, being extremely small of her age; but time, I suppose, that spoils everything, will make her. also, a cat. "You will see her, I hope, before that melancholy period shall arrive; for no wisdom she may gain by expe rience and reflection hereafter will com pensate for the loss of her present Hi larity. She Is dressed In a tortoise shell suit, aud I know you will delight In her." He also had a dog wmcn naa imu too near the fire, and got the hair singed from Its back, ana notning wus left of the tall "but tne grisue. Aiiowlne for this," said nis master, hB is really handsome; and when na ture shall have furnished him with a new coat he will be unrivanea in per- onnal endowments. Again he concocted a letter purport ing to be written ny an owi. Tho nlchta." says the bird of wbi dom, "being short at this time of the vir mv eolstle will probably De so, too; and It strains my eyes to write when It Is not so dark as pitch. I am likewise much distressed for ink. the blackberry juice I bad bottled up hav ing been all exhausted, a neiguoor in nhvslclan. a goat of great experi ence, has attended me in a violent fit of the pip. I must have snea niuwsi every feather in my tall, and must not hn0 for a new pair of breeches till nt soring. So I shall think myself hannv if I escape the chin-cougb which Is generally very rife In the moulting season. rro for Kaultv Speech. The habit of stammering Is one that children easily acquire, but which Is difficult to cure. So great has been the recent Urease In this fault or Infirm ity whichever It may be, in Germany that In the schools throughout the em pire a special course of Instruction bus Ln tnrted for children so afflicted. In Berlin six specialists engaged by the rconrd of Education devote twelve hours a week to this work. One and a bnlf per cent of all the school chUdren CUBA LIBRE. Spanish control of Cuba finally re linquished. Last troops left Havana; Tontli infanlrr I" S 1 tstrtlr tin quarters In city. Dec. 31. i . 1S99. f r t t k ? United States; work of cleaning, ren ovating and restoring order. 1900. . Ditto, and taking census, prepara tory to holding elections. 1001. Cuban constitutional convention as sembled. January. Congress passed Piatt resolutions providing for Amer ican suzerainty. March 2. Cuban constitutional convention accepted Piatt resolutions. June 12. Cuban law promulgated by Gov. Gen. Wood and elections held. Dec. 31. 1902. Delegates elected at populnr elec tions met and chose Geu. Estrada Palma as first President of the re public of Cuba. Feb. 24. President began preparation for for mally turning over government to Cu bans. March 24. American troops gradually with drawn. March 24 May 19. Fiestas and general celebration all over island. May 1019. Final transfer of government to Cubans. May 20. The Promia'e. . "That the United States hereby dis claims any disttosition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island, except for T uie puL-iauauon tnereoi, ana asserts its determination, when this is ac- complished, to leave the government j auu i-uuiroi ol rne isiana to its peo ple." Section HI., resolutions passed llT. Prttiiyora, A h ! 1 Of. 1U..Q "J n 1 1- 1 11 11, J lll'l), Four years and twenty-two days A later the nromise was fulfilled. $ In Germany stutter. As In nearly all cases the difficulty In speaking arises from a peculiar nervous condition and Is not due to any physical malforma tion, the specialists are confident of being able to cure nearly aU the cases which they find. The system of cure consists largely In making the child speak slowly, In teaching hini how to properly use his lips and tongue In forming words, and In correcting his nervousness. That stammering can be cured bns been re alized since the time that Demosthenes walked by the seashore declaiming with a pebble in his mouth. It Is a little singular that the Germans, who have been supposed to be a race rather lacking In nervousness, should sudden ly develop Into a nntlon of stutterers. Perhaps the strenuous life Into which the Emperor hns plunged the country has been it little to much for Its ner vous system. To Cure a Cold. Here is a story ringing with antag onism against the adage which hns It that "In a multitude of counsellors there is wisdom" I "Uncle," asked a young man, "do you know of unythiug that's good for .-l colu .' I Uncle opeueik his desk, took from one of the pigeonholes a large number of newspaper clippings tied with a string, find threw it into his nephew's lap. ' "Do I know of anything that is good for a cold?" he echoed. "My young friend, I know of six hundred and twenty-seven Infallible ways of cur-1 lng a cold. I've been collecting them for forty-nine years. You try those, one after the other, and, if they don't do you any good, coine back and 1 11 give you a hundred or two more. Bless me," added the old gentleman, with enthuslasm, "you can always cure a cold if you go at It with a will!" He produced a bundle of yellow time- stalned clippings out of another pig- eonhole, nnd the visitor hastily cough- ed himself out. The Czarina's Choice. The Russian Empress seems to be something of an athlete. On one oc- nnuliin nrlilla natrlno- a trlolt- o.. . . , . . ,i . j . ... studio, the public congregated outside in tnfta 11 11 1 ll ! iara In t !l hnlia r9 ann- ,b . .w k ing her as she came out. But their curiosity was never satisfied, for the Czarina asked one of the attendants if there was an exit at the back of the house. To this he replied In the affirm ative, but- added that the way was stopped by a board. "That does not matter," answered her majesty; "If you get me a ladder I will soon climb over the plank." The ladder having been placed In position, the Empress of Russia climbed It, jumped over the plank, and thus succeeded In avoiding the unwelcome attentions of the over enthusiastic populace. Why He Koosted High. A Broadway merchant vouches for the following: "I was entertaining an out-of-town customer the other day. He hadn't much to say, so I kept him busy with questions, in the effort to make him think he was having a good time. The Waldorf was his hotel; yes, he was enjoying the trip; he bad comfortable acommodatlons at the hotel. The room's on the eighteenth floor, any way," he remarked. " 'Did you go so high because the house was crowded? " 'No. I picked out the room. You see, I read about the subway explo sions In the newspapers how the effect was not felt above the tenth floor of buildings near by. I got above the dan ger line." "New York Post Smart Dog. BIzzer Slmpklns has a smart dog. Buzzer What does he do? BIzzer He doesn't do anything that Simpklns tells him that's what I mean when I say he's smart Ohio State Jsurna) REALM OF MENELIK. GREAT PUNCTILIOUSNESSABOUT SALUTATIONS. Greeting Pepenil Upon Rank and Time of Day-How Population la Di videdNo Traffic in Mavee la Car- ! ried on in Abyssinia. : "Indet adru:" This, is not a curse, but Abyssinian for "Good morning:" The words mean literally. "How have you spent the night?" The people of King Menelik are very punctilious In their salutations and have a carefully ! graded scale of greetings according to ' the person addressed aud the time of day. Thus to nn Inferior or to an Inti mate friend instead of "Indet adru they would say, "bidet adreb (pro nounced "adrech" -h as iu loch). "Good afternoon'." would be "Indet wutu:" or "watch'." meaning, "How have you spent the morning?" And "Good evening:" "Indet mashu," or "niasheb," I. e., "How have you spent the day?" There Is a similar complete series of gdod-bys for people separating at differ ent times. Two friends parting in the evening, say one going home and the other going to his club (only tbey haven't clubs In Abyssinia except wooden ones, pcrhapsl, would say to each other, "Budehna adar" ("May you spend the night well"), which we might translate, "Good night; be good." The Abyssinian calendar is a fearful and wonderful thing. Nearly every day Is a saint's day and Is known by Its proper name and not by its date. For Instance, If you ask au Abyssinian whether a certain thing happened on the 14th of Hiidnr (the equivalent of our Nov. 23) he will not understand what you mean; but if you say, "Was It on Abunt Arugwe (the niinie for that day) that you stole that sheep?" a com prehending smile will overspread bis handsome and Intelligent features. The year Is divided Into twelve months of thirty days each and at the end of the year, to make up the 3(0 days, are added five days, called "Quag me." Each year In succession Is called Matthews, Markos, Lukos, Johunnis. Matthews, Markos aud Jobannls have each a "Quagnie" of five days, but Lu kos, or leap year, bos a "Quagme",of six days. The Abyssinian year begins on our Sept. 11 and although, dating as I we do from the birth of Christ, they are nearly eight years behind us In time Sept 11, 1!XK), was in their calendar 1st Maskaram, 1893. Their method of reckoning the hours of the day is also peculiar, to our notions. Tbey count the day as beginning at sunrise and not at midnight, as we do. Thus, our 7 a. m. Is their 1 o'clock day, and our 0 p. m. their 12 o'clock day; 8 p. iu. with us would be 2 o'clock nit; lit with them and our 4 a. in. would be their 10 o'clock night The whole population consists of two- fifths soldiers, two-fifths priests and one-fifth merchants, at least us far us the Abyssiniaus the dominant race ure concerned. All the other necessury work of the community Is performed by subject races, like the Gallns or Somalia, or domestic slaves mostly prisoners of war captured In the west ern negro provinces. All Abyssluluns except the very poorest employ slaves for domestic purposes. These are well cared for and are regarded after a time as members of the family, There Is no trade In sluves In Abys- sinla, as they cun only be procured by the king's order, which has to be shown to the governor of the province, who thereupon gives his sanction. The slaves, generally boys or girls the for nier for outdoor and the latter for ln- door work are purchased from their parents at an average price of $10 a bend, but the purchaser may never re- sell them, though he may if be likes give them away. The soldiers lead an easy life and have no work to do except when called out to serve on an expedl tlon. It Is true their pay Is only $5 a year cash Is scarce In Abyssinia but rliiHntr nnnno tlmo thotr nra l,lllotA.I ,t. " v J tue Gallus, a subject race, who are bound t0 ,ve them addition to this munificent rate of pay, says the Loudon Express, a paternal government provides the new recruit at the outset of bis military career with a donkey free. But his rifle the soldier must provide himself, as he must also maintain bis donkey. THE POPPY. Golden Blo.om. that Greeted the California Pioneer Far out at sea, gleaming sheets of dazzling gold arrested the gaze of the early explorers of California. Bla.lng along the Pacific coast, embroidering the green foothills of the snow capped Sierra Madres, transforming acres and acres of treeless plains Into royal cloth of gold, millions of flowers of silky texture and color of gold fascinated the Spanish discoverers. An eminent botanist, Eachsholtz, at once classified the plant and bis followers conferred bis name upon this, the only native American papaver. Dream-like in beauty, fascinating from sheer loveliness, spreading it soft undulations over the land, the California poppy bloomed above the richest views and arteries of gold the world has ever known, all unsuspected, A Circe, with powers to please, dazzle and charm by Its enchantments, while It allures, lulls and mystifies, this flow er of sleep seemed to draw by some occult process from the earth the elixir of gold, unfolding its blossoms of gold as beacons proclaiming: "We ar blooming above rich mines of gold." There Is never a mystery about the poppy. It is a weird flower. It Is a mots sentient with a life unknown to human kind. "While glory guards with solemn tread, the bivouac of the dead," stealthily a sea of gor creeps over the old battlefield. Blood red. tne poppies In waves auJ Ml lows hold high carnival above the soil that cov- rs the slain. Lord Maeaulay says of the battlefield of Xeerwlndetl: 'The summer after the battle the soil, fertil- zed by 20.(Ki dead, broke forth Into millions of Mood-red poppies." The traveler from St. Cloud to Tlrlemont who saw that vat field of rich scarlot tretching from Landen to Necrwindeu ould hardly help fancying that the figurative description of the Hebrew prophet was literally accomplished. hat "The onrth was disclosing her loo! and refusing to cover tier slain." Bayard Taylor, iu "The Lands of Hie Saracen." says he contemplated, with feelings he could not describe, "the old .lttlcticlds of Syria, densely covered with blood-ret! poppies, blooming In iNirharir splendor, gloating ou the gore f soldiers slain." However Interesting the poppy msj" be to men of science and to lovers of he beautiful. It Is yet more so to the people of California. This beautiful. weird, gold-colored flower of gossamer texture belongs to California alone. Nowhere else in the world has It ever made its habitat. There It Is naturally so profuse that it Is related as a fact that, coming on a turn full face upon blooming field of yellow popples, daz- illng In the sunshine, horses have been put to flight, as from flames of fire. Home aud Flowers. MEDICAL USES OF TUNNELS. Mothers In London Believe the Konl Air a Ketnedy. Quite a new use has been found for the two-penny tube and the other un derground railways. In addition to be lng methods of quick locomotion, they are also. In the opinion of many trust ing mothers who have little faith In the pharmacopeia. Important sanatoria warranted to cure many of childhood's maladies. Tunnel air. It seems. Is good for croup, also for whooping cough aud various other ailments. Let us hope the women will not get the idea Into their heads that It Is a substitute for vaccination, says the London Telegraph. A doctor who was raveling ou a railway noticed that a woman In the compartment- almost pulled down the window when tbey entered a tunnel, and held outside tt child whom she was carrying, so that the youngster ml.rlit get the full bene fit of the foul atmosphere; and when he asked the reason of this extraordi nary performance she told him that tunnel air" had ben fouud to be a complete cure for the croup. And the other day an east end mother was dis covered by a guard on the "Inner cir cle," because she hud been told by herbalist and bonesetter that a sul phurous atmosphere was good for the whooping cough. Formerly the uufalllng specific for the last-mentioned disorder was a visit to a gas works, but owing, doubtless, to the advance of science, the under ground railway has taken the place of the gaseous system of pathology. Thus uew and beneficial era opens for tubes and tunnels, and their sharehold ers. Ancient Illinois Hostelry. Situated four and a half miles west of Dauvcrs, ou the old GoodciiotiKU farm. Is an old Inn, or tavern, that fifty years ago was the stopping place for travelers between Bloomlngtou and Peoria in the days when the , stage couch was the only means of public travel. It was known as the "Half- Way House," and Is about a mile and a half west of Woodruff, toward Lilly. It Is a large, old-fashioned house, In quite good repair, and Is now owned and occupied by Mr. Christ Oeseh,' for merly of Roberts, Ford County. Horses were changed here, and travelers were given food. Meals were served for 12! cents, which was also the price of a night's lodging. AH travel between Peoria and Bloom Ington was by stage, unless one bad a private vehicle of one's own and cared to make so long a journey, which was not a light thing Iu those duys, nor was It undertaken without due preparation and much consideration. This ancient lun baa stood where It now stands for the past sixty-five years. Bloomlngtou, 111., Pantagrapb. - In the Flowery Kingdom. Henpecked husbands are common In China, and Chinese literature abounds with references to them. The following Is a sample story: Ten henpecked hus bands resolved to form a society to re sist the Impositions of their wives. The ten wives beard of the plan, and while the meeting for organization was In progress entered in a body. Nine of the rebellious husbands Incontinently bolt ed, but the tenth one retained bis place, quite unmoved by the frightful appari tion. The ten ladies, merely smiling contemptuously on the one man left be hind, returned to their homes, satisfied with the success of thelraJd. The nine husbands thereupon returned and re solved to make the heroic tenth the presldeut of the society. When they went, however, to Inform him of the honor It was found that he bad died of fright Favorable Argument. "It looks like a poor automobile," complained the prospective customer. "Why, the thing would break down be fore it ran a mile." "Yes," agreed the dealer, "but look at the advantage of that. You would not have to walk so far to get home as you would if it would run as for as the others before blowing up." Baltimore American. - It la too bad that in this craze to beat records a man doesn't try to buy bis wife handsomer dresses than her fath er er gave her. tVPRESS IN MARBLE. Memorial Fan-nnhaa-ua to Me Placed in the Church at Potsdam. The memorable sarcophagus of the late Empress Frederick of Germany, whith has been modeled In clay by th celebrated artist, ltelnliold ltegas. Is now being reproduced in pure white Carrara marble by Sculptor Albert (!e- rlt. and will In a few wtvks be placet! In position within the Frieilens kiivlie) it Pots lam. The figure of the empress rests at full length upon the sarcophuisus, her bead supported by two pillows. The) form is enveloped by Greek drapery, the upper part of which only is drawn aside from the head, the face and the bust. The expression of the features, with their half-open lips, vividly recalls the countenance of the empress to thoso who knew her. From the head, iiou which a dliiilein shines, the hair Is drawn down over the bust. The right arm Is extended In repose; the left hand rests over the region of the heart. The front of the sarcophagus carries In bas-relief several emblematical and pictorial designs. In the center Is a medallion containing a Christ head crowned with thorns. The panels ou each side and at the ends represent the chief events In the life of the late em press. Ou one she Is represented as a child receiving her first lessons; In an other she Is depicted as an art student drawing one of the ancient temples, with the genius of art as her teacher; still others show her engaged In works of charity and benevolence. There are also designs which sym bolize the meeting of wife and husband beyond the grave, where they are Join-' ed by the son who preceded them Into' the other world. A setting sun sug gests the passage from this life; a rain bow tells of Immortality. The other features of the sarcopha gus, says the Boston Herald, resem ble those of the memorial modeled by the same artist for the late Emperor Frederick. The only Inscription Is one which contains the names aud tha dates, "1S4(-UH)1." In Santa Anna, Cut., Is a man who has built for bis own use au autouioblla that Is certainly a curiosity. It Is built on the Waterbury watch Idea. Its pro pelftug power comes from a huge spring. There are three oilier smaller springs from which power Is also ob tained It uses no fuel, and nil that Is necessury to get It ready for Ihu start Is fo work a lever which winds up the spring. The Santa Anna man bus made nu merous excursions on country roads with bis curious little machine, and bus never had a brcudkdown. Thu en tire machine weight but 410 pounds, and It has attained a speed of fifteen miles au hour on a level road. It Is not gootl at hill limbing. The mat-hint si!l run under ordinary circumstances ui.out ten miles on ono winding. The Inventor does not claim that he bns made any great discovery, and does not propose to build machines for the market, lie built this one fur bis own use and amusement. llatl to bo a ('a nil Id ate. Apropos of a point he desired to make, Hamilton Muble told this story at the Amine Association the other evening of an old negro who experi enced religion ami of his master, whose conversion was punctuated with pro fanity. It was just after the wlvll War, The negro had been the colo nel's body servant as a slave aud re mained In that capacity even after re celvlug his freedom. He jollied the Presbyterian Church. "Ixiok here, George," said the colo nel, "tell me about this predestination aud the elect. You don't believe your old master Is doomed to hell, do your Don't you thluk he will go to heaven with the elect?" Respect and love for the old swearing master did not overcome the newly ac quired religion, says the New Vork Times, but there was cunning and dip lomacy In his auswer. "I uevah beabed oh nobody," replied George, "who done got elected who wuz not a candidate." . An Awkward Mistake. A fine stone church was lately built and upon the facade a stone-cutter was ordered to cut the following Inscription: "My bouse shall be called the bouse of prayer." He was referred to the verse of Scripture In which these words oc cur; but he transcribed the whole verse, and the Inscription read: "My bouse shall be called the bouse of prayer, but ye have mude it a den of thieves." Hitting Back. "You're not so much," said the man who used the vernacular of the curb stone. "Well," Bald the other man, "I fancy I'd have to be much less In order to escape being much more than your much developed lack of mucblness." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Huzarding a Guess. "They are all talking In Boston about the greatest beauty at their horse show." "Some out-of-town girl, of course." Cleveland Plain Dealer. The less a man bus to do the more time he wants to do It Iu, WINDS LIKE A WATCH.