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l.nrm la no Mnl of paradls.
No ailt that iiuutmrt th aim,
No tf iio k that Uli'Uy lit vlr
l)f vanity to vryonf;
I.ov ta no rn that rtlrta an.! fllta
J-'rum Uwii to hit-. from bush to lr:
l.ov la no pointed hlrd that alts
e,J In horn ol luury.
I.ove la tha common, homely thruah
That knowa no artlrtrlnl not.
Whim g-olilem-hrarieil lyrlca K"h
Ana It. il th eelr wlnreon lle-y float
With tnuali that la magi-i.
Willi mualc that no gold ran buy;
NVti.it tnf.ina his a.mg ettrmiHiritl.
Who knows ao well 11 you ami 17
II alngs th.it It la g-oo.l to Hv.
That lovo of life ineki-a melody;
Thut ert haa nothing mora to gtv
Than whe.t h;e com to you nn.l me:
Tti glal thruh In hla ijutft bower
Klulra forth hla m;i;e rhytlimlr.il.
Through rain and ahliio and un and
That love, dear h-rt. la ht of all.
I'all Malt UascUv.
Tly E. Or. SVMME'RVILLE, and MsKKTIf 'ROSS'
imiiriKhL m. tr Mi-Clure. Phillips. 10.
IN TMKLL HAKTS
It wan potty sessions clay In Ske
hawn, a ciili, pray day of February.
A case of trespa.s Iial dragged Its
burden of erosa summonses and cross
wearing far Into tho afternoon, and
sthen I left the bench my bead was
alaglne; from the bellowing of the at
torneys, and the hmell of their clients
waa heavy uiii my palate.
The htreeth testified to th fact
Mhat It was market day. and I
traded with dllllculty th sin
wous ooure of carts full of
wodden people, and hteered an
equally devious one for myself among
the croup anchored round the door
J public house. Skebawn possesses,
roong tu legion of public homes, one
stabllshmet which timorously, and
almost imperceptibly, proffers tea to
the thirsty. I turned In there, a was
my custom on court days, and found
the llttlo dingy den. known as tho La-
41ea Coffee Itooin. In the occupancy of
sny friend Florence McCarthy Knox,
who was drinking strong tea and eat
Id buns with serious simplicity.
"You're tho very man 1 wanted to
," I said as I sat down beside htm
t, the oil cloth covered table. "A
an an I kno In England, who Is not
touch of a judge of character, has
mskod me to buy him a four-year-old
wown hero, and as I should rather be
stuck by a friend than a dealer, I wish
drou'd tako over the Job."
Flurry Kurcd himself out another
up of tea. and dropped three lumps
-f sugar Into tt In silence.
. Finally he aald, "There Isn't a four-fear-old
In this country that I'd be
n dead with at a pig fair."
The room In which we were seated
- -was elowely screened from the shop by
- door with a muslln-curtalned window
In It. Several of the panes were brok
en, and at this Juncture two voices
that had for some time carried on a
4lojssion forced thoraselves upon our
"Hogging your psrdon for contradict
leg you. ma'am." said tho voice of
Vlnu JJrIVtnald, proprietress of the
leashop. and a leading light In Ske
hawn Dissenting circles, shrilly trem
ulous with Indignation; "If the ser
vants I recommend you won't stop
with you if no fault of mine. If re
spectable young girl are sot picking
rrass out of your gravel In place of
their proper work, certainly they will
. j1ve warning."
The voice that replied struck me as
' lng a notable one, well bred and Im
perious. "Wli'ii I take a barefooted slut out
of a cabin I don't expert her to dictate
.to me what her duties are."
Flurry Jerked up his chin In a noise
lens laugh. "It's my grandmother." ho
whispered. ' I bet you Mrs. MacDon
ld don't get much change out of her."
:f I set her to clean the pigsty I
expect her to obey mo." continued the
"There Isn't a four-year oi l In this
country that I'd be seen dead with
at a pia fair."
voice In accents that wo i!J have made
xae fl'iin frty ptgstys had shs de-
. nlrc l me t. do o.
"Very well, ma'am." retorted Mrs.
MrlonAl 1 ; "if that's the nay you treat
your sefant-s you needn't cotn here
ra!n liXiklcg for them. I crnslder
owr con lurt Is neither that of a lady
, aor a Christian."
"Don t you. In Jei?1.' repliej Flurry's
frTan1mo(tir "Well, your opinion
Jesn't gristly distress roe. for, to tell
yoj the tnith. I don't tblLk you'rt
s Mick .of. a Juie."
OF LI I K.
All right ii'i rv d
"Didn't I tell you sho'd score?" mur
mured Flurry, who was by this tinio
applying his eye to a hole in the
muslin curtain. "She'a off." ho went
on, returning to his tea. "She's a
great character! She's S3 if she's a
day, and she's as sound 0:1 her legs
as a three-year-old! Did you sco that
old syandryden of hers In tho street
a whilo bko. and a fellow on tho box
with a red beard on him like Robinson
Crusoe? That old mare that was on
the tu-ar side Trinket her name Is
Is mighty near clean bred. I can tell
A short, upright, old woman was ap
proaching, preceded by a whits,
woolly dog with sore eyes and a
bark like a trumpet,
you her foals are worth a bit of mon
ey" I had heard of old Mrs. Knox of
Aussolas; Indeed, I had seldom dined
out In the neighborhood without hear
ing some new story of her and her re
markable menage, but it had not yet
been my privilege to meet her.
"Well, now," went on 1 lurry In his
slow voice. "I'll tell you a thing that's
Just come Into my head. My grand
mother promised me a foal of Trink
et's the day I waj ono and twenty, and
that's five years ago, and deuce a one
I've got from her yet. You never
wero at Aussolas? No; you were not.
Well. I tell you the place there Is like
a circus with horses. She has a cou
ple of scoro of them mnuing wild In
tho woods, like deer."
"Oh. come." I said, "I'm a bit of a
"Well, sho has a dozen of them, any
how, rattling good colts, too. some of
them, but, they might as well be don
keys, for all the good they aro to me
or any one. It's not once In three
years she sells one. and there she has
them walking after her for bits f t
sugar, liko a lot of dirty lapdogs," end
ed Flurry with disgust.
"Well, what's your plan? Do you
want me to mako her a bid for one of
"I was thinking." replied Flurry,
with great deliberation, "that my birth
day's next week, and maybe I could
work a four-year old colt of Trinket's
she has out of lur In honor of the oc
casion." "And sell your grandmother's birth
day prcKent to me?"
"Just that, I suppose, answered
Flurry with a slow wink.
A few days afterward a letter from
Mr. Knot informed me that he had
"squared tho oIJ lady, and It would bo
all right about th? colt." He further
told mo that Mrs. Knox had been good
enough to offer tne, with him. a day's
snipe shooting on the celebrated Aus
solas 1h;;, and lie pruM,bd to drive
me ther. the following Monday, If
convi .lent Most piojde found it con
venient to klioot the Aussolas snife
bog wh''ii they got the chance. Kliit
o'cIuck ct th'? following Monday morn
ing iaw Flurry, myself and a groom
jacked Into a dogcart, with portman
teaus, gin cases ar.d two rampant red
trttrrs. It was a lon drive, twelve
miles at least, and a very colJ one.
Tho tall gats of Aussolas shrieked
en t!.eir liirKes as they admitted us,
and fli'it with a clang beblnd us In
the fii'-cs of an old mare and a couple
of young Torses, who. foiled In their
break fir the etciiemet.ts of the outer
world, turt.e I ami galloped defiantly
on either side of us. Flurry's admira
ble cob hatr.rnerel on. regardless of
all things lavo his duty.
- a fLr
"He Is the ouly one I have that I'd
Trust uijai-il here wlth7' saliThls mas
ter, flicking him approvingly with the
whip; "there are plenty of people
afraid to come her at all, and when
my grandmother goes out driving she
has a boy on the box with a bahketfull
of stones to peg at them. Talk of the
dickens, here she Is herself! -
A short upright old woman was ap
proaching preceded by a white, woolly
dog with sore eyes and a bark Uko a
tin trumpet; wo both got out of the
trap and advanced to meet the lady of
"I am very glad to meet you. Major
Yeates," she said with an old fash
ioned precision of utterance. "Your
grandfather was a dancing partner of
mine in old days at tho castle when
he was a handsomo young aid do camp
there, and I was you may Judgo for
yourself what I was."
She ended with a startling little
hoot of laughter, and t was awaro that
she quite realized tho world's opinion
of her, and was indifferent to It.
Our may to tho bogs took up across
Mrs. Knox's homo farm, and through
a large field In which several young
horses wero grazing.
"There, now, that's my follow," said
Flurry, pointing to a fine-looking colt;
"the chestnut with tho whlto diamond
on his forehead. He'll run Into three
flgires before he's done;but we'll not
tell that to the old lady."
Tho sunset had waned and a big
white moon was making tuo eastern
lowiT of Aussolas look llko a thing in
a fairy tale or a play when wo arrived
at the hall door. An Individual, whom
I recognized as the Robinson Crusoe
coachman, admitted us to a hall tho
like of which one does not often Hfe.
Tho walls were paneled with dark oak
up to the gallery that ran around
three sides of it. the balusters on the
wide staircase wero heavily carved,
and blackened portrait of Flurry's an
cestors on the splndlo side stared
sourly down on their descendant as
he tramped upstairs with the bog mold
on his hohnalled loots.
(To be continued.)
A JEWEL OF A SERVANT.
Boy's Tact and Discretion Endeared
Him to Club Members.
"Speaking of the Importance of hav
ing servants of trained discretion."
said the out-of-town member, "reminds
me of a hallboy, once in tho employ
of a famous New Orleans club to
which I had the honor to belong.
Well, gentlemen, that boy waa tact
and discretion Itself. Wherefore, you
may be sure, he did not long remain
In that humble status. An Instance
which I have in mind and this is but
one of many will suffice to give you
an idea of what a Jewel of a servant
that boy was.
"One evening while passing down
the hall I overheard the boy answer
ing a 'phone call. Of course, I could
not know precisely what questions
prompted the lad's responses, but I
caught enough of hla conversation to
enable me to reach the decision that
for real discretion that boy was an
approached in his line.
" 'No. madam, no, madajn.' was the
reply that his questioner elicited from
him several times. Then, after a bit,
with not the least trace of Impatience
or of Impertinence, the lad quietly In
formed tho lady at tho other end of
"Yes, madam, I caught the name;
but really even If I had not done so
it would not mako any difference, for,
ma'am, no ono's husband Is ever at
Home for Aged Master Masons.
The Masons of Pennsylvania will
erect and maintain a home for Master
Masons, their widows, and children.
It will be placed near tho central part
of the state perhaps at Cresson, the
once famous mountain resort. To ths
support of this home will come the
full aid of the (Irand I)dgo of the
state. This support was pledged at
the quarterly communication of the
(Irand Lodge In the Masonic Temple
Tho plan to havo a central Masonic
Home originated with the present
drand Mafter. Edgar A. Tennis. II
Is believed that the managers of the
Masonic Home of Pennsylvania, who
r.ow control tho homo on North
Rroad street, and who have charge of
what Is known as tho "William I
Klklns bequest for orphan girls of
Masons," will fall into lino and sup
port the proposition to havo a central
home. Philadelphia Public Ledger
The Lost Sheep.
I- maa ob d ahrfpfol".
I nl irn.ir'l it ahropfol' bin.
L"k nut In A jloomerln' mstow
Whar d lor.g nlht rain l-ntn
So h call to da hlrlln alirpa'd.
it my sh-p. it oy all com In?"
Oh. 1-n aaya th hlrflln" hja'1.
Iy a amn. ly'a M.uk anil thin.
And mmi, dry"a i-o ol' nd.la .
Hut .1 t' '1'V all bruti- In
Hut d res' dey a all t-run In."
In ! mniu ot d shpfol,
).t puarJ rla ehpfir I In.
C."i lovn In ! Kl iomrln' mnitjwi
W'hnr il Ion ni!n rnlr. liu
So h I"' down l ;' oh 'I" ahpfor,
t'sllln' af, "I'orn In. com In!"
Catlln" tor, 'Vents in. com In!"
In up tro' il (rioomrin iiiriiiows,
Tro' it ct.r nitrht rain nnl win'.
A' np tro' d aloomrrln' rain paf,
NVhar 1 lt fa' pl-cln. thin.
..' 1 ' ihrp oh 1 hj foV
pry nil c..mi KS'l.Wtn" In.
J w. r' h.-. olt 1 ti,fkl'
iK-y all cumti fa 1 iTln1 In.
- Mjlly IV.it M l.an
He Was Feeding the Fish.
Joeph Jefferson, the famous come
dian, ha stocked tho lake on his
Louisiana farm with bass and other
K.i m fish. "Not long apo," nays tho
comedian, "I came upon a Mrsnger
fb.hlng In my lake. I did not learn
until afterwards that the trespasser
had bem there all the afternoon with
out a bite. Stepping to his side. I
politely Incited his attention to the
fact that ho was fishing in a prlve.te
preserve. In violation of the law. The
stranger smiled sadly. 'You are mis
taken, sir,' he replied. 'I'm not catch
I nc .- fading them!
A STORY Or T II K PLAINS
HY V.. IIOIU.H. AI'THQK OH THK STUKY OK Till: COWhoY
Ctritkl$J. JSvl. t, J).
CHAPTER XIII Continued.
The hours grew older. At the head
of tho hall the musicians manifested
rrtore signs of their Inexorable purine.
A sad protesting squeal camo from the
acintdion. The violins moaned, but
were held firm. The worst might be
precipitated at any moment.
Hut again there was a transfer of
tho general attention toward tho upper
end of the hall. The door once more
opened, and there appeared a llttlo
group of three persons, on whom there
was fixed a regard so steadfast and
so silent that It might well have been
seen that they were utrangors to all
present. Of the three, one was a tall
and slender man, who carried him
self with that eae which, itself uncon
scious, eauses self-ronsrlousncss in
thoje still soruo genrat Ions back of
It. Upon the arm of this gentleman
was a lady, also tall, thin, pale, with
wide, dark eyes, which now opened
with surprise tha; was more than half
shock. lastly, with head up and eyes
also wide, liko those of a tag which
sees some new thing, thero came a
young woman, whose presence was
such as had never yet been seen In tho
hotel at Kills vlll.-.
Astonished, as they might have been
by tho spectacle before them, greeted
by no welcoming hand, ushered to no
convenient seat, these three faced the
long, half lit room in the full sense of
what might have been called an awk
ward situation. Yet they did not
shufTo or cough, or talk ono with an
other, or smile in ar.culsh. as had
others who thus faced the same ordeal.
The three walked slowly, calmly, de
liberately down Into what must have
been ono of the most singular scenes
hitherto witnessed In their lives. As
they reached tho head of tho social
rank, where sat Mrs. McDormott, the
wife of the section boss and arbiter
elegantiarum for all KUUvllle, the gen
tleman bowed and spoke some few
words, though obviously to a total
stranger a very stiff and suspicious
'Ned, me boy,
stranger, who was trio startled to
reply. The ladles bowed to the wife
of fhe section boss and to tho others
as they came In turn. Then tho three
passed on a few seats apart from nnd
beyond the other occupants of that
side of the house.
There was now much tension, and
tho unhappiness and suspense coul 1
have endured but little longer. Again
the accordion protested and the fiddle
wept. Tho cornet uttered a faint note
of woe. Yet onco more there was a
pause in this time of Joy.
Again the door was pushed open, not
timidly, but flung boldly baric. There
stood two figures at the head of the
hall and In the place of greatest light.
Of thfsn. one was tall and very thin,
but upright as a shaft of pine. He
was clad In dark garments; thus much
might be said. His waistcoat sat high
and close. At wrist and neck there
showed a touch of white, and a bit of
white appeared protruding at tho
bosom of his coat. His tread was
ipplo and easy as that of a oy of
twenty. "Ned, mo boy," he whispered
his companion as they e ntered, "I'm
feelln' fine the night; and as for yer
self, ye're fit for the court o' St. Jamr s
at a diplomats' ball."
Franklin. Indeed, deserved somewhat
of the compliment. Dressed In the full
uniform of a captain, he hokod the
picture of the young army officer of
the United States. Simply, easily.
much as had the little group that Im
mediately preceded himself and friend.
FracVl'.Q pasfed on up Into tho hall,
between the batterl which lined t Lc
Any CMierfni')" brlng-i forward It
own remedy. The times produce the
man. each war bringing forth IN own
generals, Its heroes, Its nrdvers of greit
probloris. None h:td choen Pallor
ieth to the leadership. There had
lieen n election for mnnfer cf crre
inonle.i. nor had Ilatfrslefgh yet had
time to fully roallz" ho det-perate as
this strait In which tl.eso folk, hvt
fallen. It appeared to him merely that,
himself hmlng arrived, there was
ranht else to caue delay. At the
oeiifcr c f the room r.e stopped, near
by the heid of the ?crn column f
worcarhood which hld I he position, on
the rlcht as o:.e entered the hall. Hero
Ilatterslelgh paused, nsl.lng n deep
and sweeping bow, and utter' the
first open rpeech which had been
heard that evening.
"Ladles and glntlemen." he raid In
t..ni easily distinguishable at all part.
of the nom. "I'm pleased to meet ye
all this evenln. Perhaps ye all know
llatterslelgh. and I hop ye'll all meet
me friend Captain Franklin, at me
side. Wo claim the Introduction of
this roof, mo good friends, and we wel
come everybody to the first dance at
tlllsvllle. Indies, yer very dutiful
servant! It's well yn're lookln', Mrs.
McDermott; and Nora, gyurl. sure
yo.'re charmln' the night. Kittle. daH
1 tx. how do ye do? Do y remember
Captain Franklin, all of ye? Pipe
up. yo !) kuis- that's right. Now,
thin, all hands, chooso yer partners
fer the gr rand march, sure, with
Jerry's permission. Thank ye, Mrs.
McDermott, and me arm so."
The sheepish figures of the musi
cians now leaned together for a mo
ment. Tho violins walled In sail
rearch for the accord, the assistant In
strument less tentative. All at once
the slack shoulders straightened up
firmly, confidently, and then, their feet
beating In unison upon the floor, their
fi. ces set, Ktern and relentless, the
three musicians fell to the work and
reeled off the opening bars.
A sigh went up from th assembly.
There was a general shuffling of shoes.
h wide rustling of calico. Then, slow
ly, as though golnn to his doom. Curly
arose from out the long line of the un
happy upon his side of tho room. He
crossed the intervenlrg space. Us
limbs below the Knees curiously af
fected. Jerking his feet Into half time
with the tune. lie bowed so low be
fore tho littlest waiter girl that his
neck scarf fell forward from his chest
and hung before him like a shield.
"May I hev the honor. Miss Kilty?" he
choked out; and as the linlest waiter
girl rose and took his arm with a vast
air of unconcern, Curly drew a long
In his seat Sam writhed, but could
not rise. Nora looked straight In
front. It was Hank 1'eterson. who
' led her forth, and who, after the oc-
casion was over, wished he had not
done ho, for his wife sat till the last
upon the row. Seeing this awful thing
happen, seeing the hand of Nora laid
upon another's arm. Sam sat up as one
deeply smitten with a hurt. Then,
silently, unobserved In the confusion,
he stole- away from the fateful scene
and betook himself to his stable,
where h fell violently to currying one
of the horses.
"Oh. kick!" he exclaimed, getting
speech In these surroundings. "Kick!
1 deservo It. Of all tho low-down.
d n cowards that ever was horned I
sure am the worst! Hut the gall of
that feller Peterson! An' him a mar
When Sam left tho ballroom there
remained no person who was able to
claim acquaintance with the little group
who now sat under tho shadow of tho
nwluglng lamp at the lower end of the
hall, and farthest from the door. The
"grand march" was over, and natter
sleigh was again walking along the
lire In company with his friend
Frank'in, before either could have
been ibid to haw rctlced fully the.se
strangers, whom no one seemed to
ki.ow, and who sat quite apart and un
engaged. IUtterslelgh. master of cer
emonies by natural right, and com
fortable gentleman at heart, spied out
'hose thr ?, ami needed but a glance
to satisfy himself of their Identity.
"Sir.'' mid llotterslelh. approach
ing and bowing a he addressed the
stranger. "I shall make lo!d to lntn
Jure :ni-M',f pa'trrKlt h;h of KlilsUIIc,
sir, at your service. If I am not mis
taken, jou will bo from below, toward
the rcxt tc. n. I bid j e a very god
w. 'come, and we shall all he io to see
nfien hir. W't 're r.one to ) many
litre yet, and a rlnt le.r.an and his
family are always w I cone nn.or.g gln
t'etmn. Allow me, r, ti prerii.t me
friend Cajtain Franklin. Captain Ned
Frar.UIn of the th, Illinois In the
lale tinplisant r.e.- Ned. :;c lty. d lo
re I yell pardon me not know In' tie
".Vy r.iri.r h I'.i.ft r I. sir." vald tle
'tier iwi he rose. " ai very pl.i I .
see yo 1 j'i !;t!em n. C!n I U.Vtt r
i 1 --li. C?.jii;.!n Franklin. I was n -in-lucky
s to of th-4 Kentucky tro";ts
sir, in the si'.ii.e utipli ;eAi.t ne.-s. I
want to Intro.l, no my wife, gentlemen,
and my niece, Mls Peauc l.anp."
Franklin reinlly lot a purl c f what
the speaker was silng. He was gai
Ins at this form half hidden In the
slialow. a fizure with hands droeiplne,
with face urturned anl Just caught
tianiy u uim u&rart ray of l.'fot
which left the massed shade p Ui
strongly about the heavy hair. There,
came upon him at that moment, at
with a flood tide of memory, all Che
vague longing, the restlessness, the)
incertitude of life which had hanlej
him before he had come to this far
land, whose swift activity had he!;ed
him to furget. Yet e--n here he liai
been unsettled, unhappy. He had
missed, In; had lacked he knew not
The young woman rose, and toI
out a pactt or two from the shadows.
She turned her face toward Franklin.
He fell he-r ga take In the uniform
of blue, felt the stroke of mental dis
like for the uniform a dislike which
he knew e-xlste-d. but which ho could
not fathom. With a strange, half
shivering gesture the girl advanced
half a step and laid, nor head almost
upfn the htiouliier Of the elder Woman,
standing thus for one momfnt, tho
arms of the two unconsciously en
twined, as Is sometimes the way with
weinv n. Franklin approached rude
ness as he looked at this attitude of
the two. ft 111 puzzling, still seeking to
solve this troubling problem of tho
There crime a shift In the music. Tho
it Ir swept from the merry tune Into tho
minor from which the negro Is never
musically free. Then In a flash Frank
lin saw It all. He saw the picture.
His heart stopped!
This music. It was the wall of
trumpets! These steps, ordered,
measured, were thoso of marchjng
men. These Rounds, high, comming
ling, they were tho voices of a day
gore swiftly by. These two, thl.i
uti this picture It was not here, but
upon the field of wheat and flowers
that he saw It now again that picture
of grief so Infinitely sad.
Franklin saw, and as ho gazed,
eager, half advancing, indecision and
irresolution dropped from him forever.
Ilesolved from out ihe shadows, where
in It had never In his most Intlmato
se lf searching taken any actual form,
he saw the Image- f that unformulated
dream which hail haunted hi sub
consciousness so long, and which was
now fee haunt him openly and forever.
The morning after the first official
ball lu P.lllsville dawned upoa another
Klllsvllle. after the first ball, waa by
all the rules of the plains admittedly
a town. A sun had set, and a sua had
arisen. It was another day.
To Edward Franklin the tawdry ho
tel parlor on the morning after th
ball was no mere four-square habita
tion, but a chamber of the stars. Be
fore him. radiant, was that which hm
had vaguely sought. This other half
of himself, with feet runninf far to
find the missing friend, had sought him
out through all the years, through all
the miles, through all the spheres!
This was fate, and at this thought his
heart glowed, hla eyes shone, his very
stature seemed to Increase. He wtst
not of Nature and her ways of attrac
tion. He only knew that here waa
that Other whose hand, pathetically
sought, he had hitherto mlssM In thes
darkness of the foregone days. Now,
thought he. It was all happily con
cluded, here In this brilliant ehamber
of delight, this Irradlant abode, this
noble hall bedecked with gems and
silks and stars and all the warp and
woof of his many, many days of
Mr. and Mrs. lluford had for tha
time excused themselves by reason of
Mrs. liuford's weariness, and after the
easy ways of that time and place tha
young people found themselves alone.
Thus It was that Mary Ellen, with a
temporary feeling of helplessness,
found herself face to face with the very
man whom she at that time eared leajt
(To be continued.)
Trick of the Types.
A friend met Whltelaw lie,.!, the
veteran editor of the New York Trib
une, the other day and said to him:
"I see you are on the advisory board
of Mr. Pulitzer's new college of jour
nalism at Columbia university. Do
you expect to put an end to tho typv
"The most wc can hope to do," re
plied Mr. Held, "Is to mitigate its r
bora. You can't atollsh tho typo
graphical error any more than you
can original sin. I remember when
the prince of Wales visited this coun
try ejf writing an editorial on the
Kubjf-ct. I was young and ambitious,
and thought I said some clever things.
It began: 'The prlnco of Wales is
making captivating speeches.' The
next morning I picked up the paper
to enjoy reading It In print I turned
to the editorial page, and this met my
gaze: 'The price of Nails Is making
carpe- nters sw ear.' " Philadelphia
Cculdn't Forget His Pet Theme.
Down In Virginia, says Thomas Nel
son Pago, there was an old darky
preacher who had preached abo:t in
fant bap'l:n morning and right until
hi. congregation cowlin t stand It any
binder. They told him to preacfc
romethlrr lso or they'd have to flrj
some c ne who would. Ho promlse1
ar.il the next Sunday announced LU
text. "Adam, wlere- art thou?"
!)!. bredrrn. can be divided intti
foih l.ra.'.s," began the dorr.lnle.
"Flrst. every man Is nomewhar. See-
or. lly. n-ot nu-n am where they ain't
tot r.o t'.i-'r4 5 to be. Thirdly, you'd
hotter look out fir youil be glttln'
here yo :V If. Fo'thly, lnfa.-.t bap
ils'r.. Nw. bredern, I rue.-a w
mUl-.t's well pass by the fust three)
head ard come immed't'ly to th
ro th, li.f&nt baptism."
The Russian government will es
tablish permanent commercial mist
11x1 Ic Paris.