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.*-"
When, How and Where
You May Hunt and Fish
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
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
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
LICENSE FEES: Residents—Birds $ 1.00
Non-residents—Deer .... 25.00
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.
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
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."
"Oh," be said, "the firemen brought
the escapes down with them I So long,
old chap!"—London Answers.
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
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
"You don't remember me. colonel,"
"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
"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
"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
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"—
"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."
"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,
Though I made no reply, I felt that
he was right.
"Is Miss Towne married?" I fijiked
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
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
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
the glassware in
"that is the cus
tom in our coun
we drink to the
czar we break the
glasses so they
may never be
profaned by any
SMASHKO ALL TU*
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
"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.
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
fares and went
to the rear of the
car. Mr. Cohan.
wishing to be
near the exit, left
his seat and took
the door. The
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
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.
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
'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
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
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
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
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?"
"How long have you been In the tim
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
SAIiUTB BBOAOSS I
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
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
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