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August 1,1913 Left Handed Stone Billiger». The right hand doubtless owes some thing of Its prominence to the Bible. The Hebrews singled It out for special honor, and the Scriptures contain quite hundred references In which "the right hand" Is made the type and sym bol of everything noble, praiseworthy and desirable. It is worth noting, how ever, th?t the tribe of Benjamin once boosted 700 left handed »lingers who "could sling stones to a hair's breadth and not miss" and that among the "mighty men and helpers" of King David were many who "could use both the right hand and the left In hurling •tones and shooting arrows, with the bow."—London Standard. .»' A cat can lose nine lives, they say. And yet It Isn't In It With Mr. Frog, who any day SM Can croak nine times a minute.*-" —Cincinnati Enquirer. TAKE NOTICE When, How and Where You May Hunt and Fish GAME SLA SON—Ducks, Geese ami Waterfowl: Beginning on the morning of Sep tember 10th and closing at dark on April ^th. Prairie Chickens, (Irouse, Snipe. Partridge. I'pland and Golden Plover: Begins on the morning of September 10th and closes at dark on October 9th. Deer: During the month of November only. Mink, Musk rat, Beaver and Otter—trapping only. Begins on No vember 15th and closes on March 31st. (At the present time there are federal regulations pending, which if put into effect, will close the season on waterfowl on De cember Kith of each year which regulations takes precedence of the state law.) BAG LI MI I Small Game: Prarie Chickens, rouse, Plover 10 in one day not over 2f in possession at any one time. Aquatic fowl: 20 in one day not over 50 in possession at any one time. Big Game: one deer only. FISH SEASONS—Trout, except lake trout: Begins on the 1st day of April and closes on the 1st day of November: Bass, Shad, Croppies, Pike. Perch, Sun l^isli, Cat ImsIi, and other food fish begins on the first day of May and closes on the first day of March. LI MI I Not more than 2o fish, except perch or bullheads, in any one day. Not more than two lines held in the hand, with 3 hooks attached to each line. LICENSE FEES: Residents—Birds $ 1.00 Residents—Deer 5.00 Non-residents—Birds 15.00 Non-residents—Deer .... 25.00 Non-iesidents—Trapping 10.00 Non-residents—Fishing 2.00 UNLAWFUL To kill song or insectivorous birds to destroy nests or eggs ok any birds to hunt game at any time without a license, except upon your own land during open season to hunt or fish upon lands or waters of another without permission to shoot upon the public highway to ship game or fish within or without the state except as personal baggage to sell game or game fish to allow the run ning of hunting dogs during the months of April, May and June to hunt aquatic fowl from dark to daylight, or from any artificial blind or from any boat propelled other than by oars or paddles to refuse to show hunting license on demand by persons requesting to see same to hunt game birds with a rifle. REWARDS The State Game and Fish Commission, under and by virtue of the author ity vested in them by Section 8, Chapter 228, Session Laws of 1913, offer the fol lowing rewards to any person or persons furnishing information which shall cause the arrest and conviction of any person violating the game laws: I» (a) Elk, deer, antelope or buffalo, the sum of $50.00. (b) Any game bird or fish or other protected animal, the sum of $10.00. We earnestly aSk the co-operation of every citizen of South Dakota in helpeng to enforce the law. Any information as to violations of the game laws will be appreciated and the name of the informer will be kept strictly confi dential. And This From England. Smith was a constant worry to his friends. They never knew when to and when not to treat him seriously since, as he frankly admitted, he de lighted In pulling other people's legs. One day he and Brown met casually in the street and stopped, as friends often do, to gossip for awhile. "Big blaze—that Are at the factory on Johnston street last night wasn't It?" asked Brown. "Yen," replied Smith. "I went down to have a look at It And, my word, there were several mighty narrow es capes there too!" "Escapes!" cried Brown excitedly. "But the morning paper said that there was no one in the building." Smith nodded. "Oh," be said, "the firemen brought the escapes down with them I So long, old chap!"—London Answers. 3 M- H. 8. HEDRICK, State Game Warden. CALIFORNIA'S LAND LAW. California's attitude In tbe Jap anese land matter was neces sary. wise, just and for the best interests of the country. If the legislature had failed to act as previous pledged legislatures had, there Is no telling what vio lence and bloodshed might have resulted to stir up a really se rious international episode. I believe that before many years the whites of Hawaii will peti tion congress to annul their right to vote and grant government by a commission sent from Wash ington, simply because native born Japanese will outnumber and outvote them. California has learned her lessons from Hawaii.—Rudolph Spreckels. A CRIPPLED SOLDIER His Life Was Marred In One Way, Perfected In Another. I was in New York lor a day with nothing to do. and to pass the time I strolled into the park. There was a balmy air coining up from the south, a cloudless blue sky. opening buds, the piping of nest building birds. Strolling down tin' mall. I met a perambulator, pushed by a negro boy. in which sat a young man of twenty two or twenty three years. As he passed me 1 no ticed a melancholy look on his face which bes[Kke some great grief. To my surprise, he gave me a glance of recognition. Besides, his features were familiar to me. I turned, and he look ed back. "You don't remember me. colonel," he said. "I admit 1 can't place you." "Not remarkable since you have not seen me since I wore cadet gray, was clean shaven and had my hair cropped. You were teaching me the art of war, which In my case meant how to make a wreck of myself." "You were of that class graduated In advance to take part in the Spanish war?" "1 was Granger—Ward Oranger." Suddenly It all came back to me. Thin man had been one of the promi nent men In his class, a cadet captain, an excellent student, an all round pop ular man. "My dear boy." I exclaimed, taking his proffered hand. "1 remember you perfectly for an honor to your class, and I know by your war record that you are an honor to your country." "A retired honor, with no feet." he said gloomily. A picture flashed before me—a "hop" at West Point Granger was a grace ful dancer, and I had noticed him es pecially sailing past me in all the freshness and confidence of youth with a beautiful girl to whom he was en gaged to be married. "Let me see," I said musingly. "It seems to me that you and Miss"— "Towne?" "Yes. Miss Towne." "We were engaged when I went to Cuba. When I was sent back in this condition"— His voice trembled. "Surely she did not" "She showed herself a noble girl. It was I who would not consent." "You?" "Yes. 1." he went on bitterly. "Do you suppose I would permit a young girl of twenty to enter upon the care of a man condemned to live a cripple, to witness every day his wrecked hopes, to see him trundled about like this, to turn her course at the very be ginning Into a channel which must grow darker to the end? Not I. You never taught me that kind of honor, colonel." Though I made no reply, I felt that he was right. "Is Miss Towne married?" I fijiked "No." I sat down on a wooden bench. The negro went a short distance away, and Granger and I talked for an hour. Theu 1 left him. bidding him goodby, for I had been ordered to a southern post and was to leave the next day. A year later I received an envelope by mail from which I took cauls an nouncing the marriage of Lieutenant Ward Lelghton Granger. D. 8. A., re tired, and Helen Arllne Towne. By the same mail came a letter from the bride: Dear Colonel B.—Ward hae aelced me to write to you to "confess" what he calls hie "shameful retreat" from the po sition taken by htm at the time he last •aw you. I bear witness that he main tained that position for a year, during which time I resolutely fought to tarry It both by aeeault and undermining. He says he gave you his reasons, and it only remains for me to give you mine—vie. I could not live without him. I laid the letter down with a sigh. I wfts sufficiently experienced to under stand the burden this woman had tak en on herself and considered her course and the yielding of her hus band a mistake. I wr»te a note of en couragement but refrained from ex pressing any approval of the union. Three years later while exchanging stations I passed through New York. 1 knew I ought to call on Ward Oranger and his wife, but dreaded to do so ex pecting. even after a few years, to see the effects of what I considered an un fortunate marriage. Nevertheless 1 called. I was ushered Into the library and in a few minutes heacd the thump of crutches above, then Granger com ing downstairs. Beside him. holding with one hand to a crutch und with the other to the balusters, walked a boy of two years, chattering like a magpie. Mrs. Granger followed, ad monishing her sou to be careful and not get in his father's way. I ad vanced Into the hall to meet them and at a glance saw that Grander was no longer a mental sufferer His face broke into a happy smile, while bis wife, also smiling, exclaimed: "You thought we'd made a mistake, colonel, didn't you?" "I—mistake—I assure you"— "A nice letter of congratulation you sent us—cold as an Icicle!" "Admit colonel." said the husband, "that If you were on a court, martial to try me for a dishonorable surrender you'd convict me." "And you'd convict me." said the wife, "of recklessness and stupidity." "Madam." I replied. "I would sen tence any woman for such .in act to be shot, but in your case I would recom mend a pardon and promotion to the highest rank." The Scrap Book One Better. The Cramps built a cruiser for the Russian government some years ago. mul there were a number of Russian naval officers at the yard during the course of its construction. After the boat had been accepted the Russians gave a dinner In Washington to cele brate the event and invited the build ers and the men who had furnished the armor plate, and so on. When it came time for toasts the Russians proposed the health of the czar, drank it and crashed their glasses on the door. This amazed the Americans, who asked why the Russians were breaking the glassware in that fashion. "Because," it was explained, "that is the cus tom in our coun try. Whenever we drink to the czar we break the glasses so they may never be profaned by any less worthy toast." SMASHKO ALL TU* III SUES. Two days later the steel men gave a return dinner. The time for toasts came, and the head steel man gave one to the president of the United States. After the toast hiid been drunk the head steel man grabbed the tablecloth, yanked It from the table, sent every thing on It to the floor and smashed all the dishes. The noise could be heard two blocks away. "Why do you do that?" asked the astonished Russians. "Because." said the head steel man, "when we drink the health of the presi dent of the United States we not only break the glasses, but everything else on the table!"—Saturday Evening Post. Loyalty. To Friendship drink, and then to Love. and last to Loyalty! The first of these were not enough Without the last, through whom we prove That Love is Love and right enough What Friendship's self may be. So here's to Loyalty! A sword he wears, but never a mask So all the world may see— Let Friendship set him any task. Or Love—no question doth he ask, But draws his sword and does his task And never takes a fee. So here's to Loyalty! —Madison Ca wein In "The Republic—A Little Book of Homespun Verse." A Simple Mistake. In a part of the city where the con ductors on the street cars still come around to collect fares George Cohan recently jumped on a car. The con ductor collected fares and went to the rear of the car. Mr. Cohan. wishing to be near the exit, left his seat and took a a the door. The conductor mean time, on the look out for passen sengers, saw, as he thought, a new man taking a seat and went to collect his fare. "THIS 18 ONLY A CENT." Mr. Cohan put his hand In his pock et and offered the conductor a coin: "This Is only a cent," said the-conduc tor, handing it back. "Yes." said George slowly, "I know that. I paid my fare when I was In the other seat. This time I supposed you were taking up a collection. Everybody's. Chance Had Hie Chanoe. While the New York American base ball team was training In Bermuda a cricket match began between a couple of the island teams. At 4 o'clock ev ery afternoon the teams used to knock off and drink tea. Mr. Chance, the New York manager of the baseball artists, viewed the cricket game with disfavor. One day be stood upon the side lines. Idly watching It. An out fielder made a brief run and caught a little popup fly. "Well caught, sir," roared an English enthusiast. "Well caught, sir." Mr. Chance was palhed. Pretty soon another outfielder ran for a long hit and failed to catch It.1 The cricket fan at Chance's elbow approv ed anyhow. "Well run. sir," be bel lowed. "Well run." Mr. Chance glar ed at him. A moment later an in fielder tried to run and fell on hie face. It was Chance's chance. "Well fell, sir." he shouted. "Well fell." Settled the Queetion. "I was In a German barber shop In Stockton," relates a railroad man, "when a nervous and excited German fellow dropped In to be barbered. He was very nervous Indeed. I suspected that he wanted to catch a train. At any rate, he was so nervous that ha couldn't keep his seat. He began pac ing up and down the floor, waiting his turn, and as this did not seem to calm his nerves he stepped outside and be gan pacing up and down the sidewalk. He came back in a moment and dis covered. much to his horror, that some one had got in ahead of him and had taken the first vacant chair. The nerv ous man stalked up to the head barber bltisteringly and said: If a man comes in und goes oud. has he vent?' 'The head barber looked at him äearchingl.v and replied with dignity and emphasis: 'He has. but he ain't." "Whatev-r that meant. It ended the Jlspure quite e:Te.-tively." HE MADE ONE MISTAKE. Quaint Persian Tale of the Taming of the Shrew. in Persia a wealthy man will often have a friend of whose society he In fond living in the house with him. Ab dullah was such a friend to Aly Khan, a very wealthy and influential mer chant of Ispahan, who was delighted with his charm and cleverness and so pleased with his services that he thought he would make a very good son-in law and suggested him as such to his beautiful daughter. She was very overbearing and bad tempered but, thinking that Abdullah was rather good looking, she agreed to it. They were married. Soon his friends came to congratulate him, among them Housseyn, who was known to have a very overbearing and bad tempered wife. He said, "I congratulate you ou your marriage," and theu he asked the bridegroom. "Are you seally happy with a woman who is known to have such a bad temper?" "I assure you that she is perfectly charming and that I am perfectly happy." "May I ask how you manage It?" "Certainly," answered Abdullah. "On the night of the marriage I went Into her apartments In full uniform with my sword on. She did not take any notice of me, but put on a supercilious air and made a parade of stroking her cat. I quietly picked up her cat and cut off his head with my sword, took the head In one hand, the body in the other and threw them out of the win dow. My wife was amazed, but did not show It. After a few seconds she broke into a smile and has been a most submissive and charming wife ever since." Housseyn went straight home and put on his uniform and went Into the harem. The domestic pet came to greet him. He seized It with the hand that was accustomed to caress It, drew Ills sword and with a single blow de capitated it. At the same moment he received a blow In the face delivered by his shrewish wife and before ho recovered from his astonishment a sec ond and a third. "I can see to whom you have been talking." the lady hissed, "but you are too late. It was on the first day that you ought to have done this." Your Dutiee. Don't object that your duties are so insignificant. They are to be reckon ed of Infinite significance. Whatever thy hand tindeth to do, do it with all thy might and all thy worth and con stancy.—Carlyle. A Lawyer's Thrust. It was a timber law case. In which Tim Healy was counsel for the de fense. In the course of the case a youthful witness was put up as an ex pert on the plaintiff's side. Tim got up to cross examine. "What age are you?" "Twenty-one years." "How long have you been In the tim ber trade?" "Two years." Tim sat down, saying, "A regular babe In the wood, my lord," which dis counted the evidence of the youthful expert.- London Taller. They Wouldn't Salute. Mark .Jack I'ercival. who was a na val captain i„ days, our« brought a cargo of Spao'sh acks home in a man-of-war. II was in .-panisli waters when the ja. :4 .vre giien hi the I'nited States !v Sp -in and wall ordered lo bring I hem |,, this country in his ship. It made him angry, lull', he got the beasts aboard and saile I for New York. When lie caiue through Hie Narrows the guns had lieeu rolled "I Dmirt SAIiUTB BBOAOSS I OOOUNft. lack, and out of every port there stack Jack's bead. Thus decked out and •vtthout a salute, he came to his an thorage. The admiral commanding, In rage, sent posthaste to demand why Captain Perdval had not saluted. "I lidn't salute," was the doughty cap Iain's answer, "because I couldn't I lad two men twisting every Jack's tall, &ut not a blanketed one of them would Kray." When to Shoot a Critic. At a supper party at the Garrlck club In London some years ago a the atrical manager wound up a humorous ipeech by declaring his conviction that It would be to the advantage of the drama If a muster were made of all •he theatrical critics and they were »hot offhand. Joseph Knight, the crit ic, called upon to reply to this playful stricture, rose and 1n his richest tones »poke as follows: "Gentlemen, I have not the faintest JbJection, understand me, to the course proposed by Mr. X. provided that in tnercy we are shot before being invited to witness such entertainments as our lear friend has recently produced at lis theater."