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LEFT THEIR SEATS HASTILY
Fair School Teachers Blissfully Una
ware of Contents of Box on
Which They Rested.
"While in Paris this summer anoth
er girl and I went out to Versailles
one afternoon." said a school teacher
who bad Just returned from abroad.
"It was dusk when we reached the
railway station, and as there was no
waiting room we sat down oa two
crates that were out on the platform
among a lot of others. We noticed
that the station employes kept staring
at us with a persistence that was an
noying. Presently a man in a shabby
uniform with a bucket on hip arm ap
proached us. He touched his cap
deferentially and said In French, of
" 'Mesdames, pray do not let ine dis
turb you, but I am forced to open the
boxes on which you are seated in or
der to feed the boa constrictor and
other serpents that are within."
"When we recovered from our
fright we found we had been seated in
the midst of a huge collection of
snakes that had just arrived from their
native Jungles en route for the zoo
To Breaking One Neck, $2.
The "lineup" man was a facetious
soul. The woman for whom he was
putting up a pulley clothes-line was
exacting. She ordered It put In a cer
tain place, which It was almost Impoa
slble for h.tn to reach. He hesitated.
"If I have to put it there, lady," he
said, "I'll break my neck." Still she
did not relent. "All right, lady," he
consented, with a cheerful grin, "but
It'll cost yer $ 2 extry if I break my
Aunt Spinsterly I hope that youf
opinions uphold the dignity of your
sex, Mamie, and that you believe that
every woman should have a vote.
Mamie don't go quite so far as
that, aunty; but I believe that every
woman 6hould have a voter. Sketch
Didn't Stay There.
Father Didn't I tell you I would
whip you if 1 caught you In the water
Son Yes. sir, and that's the reason
I hurried out when I saw you coming.
It Is not wbat he has, nor even what
be does, that directly expresses the
worth of a man, but what he Is.
Henry F. Amlel.
Wbat can harm us if we are true
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GREAT LOVE STORIES
By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
Paris and Helen, and
Gloriously beautiful red-haired
Greek princess, Melon of Argos,
was called upon, about 3,10.1 years ago,
to choose a husband. She was the fair
est woman In all Greece. Nearly every
Greek kins and nobleman was suitor
for her hand.
Greece in those days was cut up
into ninny small sates, each with a
king of Its own. It needed little to
set these states at war with one nn
other. So Ulysses, wisest of all the
petty monarchs, suggested that each
suitor not only pledge himself to sub
mit to Helen's choice, but vow also
to defend her (and tbo husband she
might choose) against any foes. This
plan was meant to ward off war. It
lad just the opposite effect.
Helen's choice fell upon Menelaus,
king of Sparta. The other suitors
went back to their homes in anger;
but kept their oath not to molest the
lucky man. A short time later a royal
visitor came to the court ol Mene
laus. This was Tarls, one of the 23
sons of old King Priam of Troy. Mene
laus was a rough soldier. Tarls was
handsome, graceful and what would
now be called a "woman's man." He
and Helen fell In love with each other
at sight. In those days there were
several ways In which a man might
legally win a wife. He might aBk the
hand of an unmnrrled girl; he might
marry another man's wife by chal
lenging her husband and killing him
The Stealing of !n fa'rl '
Htlen. might carry oft
6uch a wife, mar
ry her and defend her and himself
against her pursuing husband. Paris
chose the last named course. Fight
ing was not his strong point.
He kidnaped Helen and took her
by sea to his father's great walled
city of Troy, In northwestern Asia
Minor, at the mouth of the Hellespont.
He knew that the warlike Trojans
could easily protect him from any
Spartan army. Hut he did not reckon
upon the onth sworn by Helen's suit
ors. Py the terms of this oath nearly
every monarch In Greece Joined Mene
laus In avenging the theft of the lat
tcr's wife. The combined Grecian
armies, under command of Menelaus'
brother Agamemnon, King of Myce
nae, sailed for Asia Minor and laid
siege to Troy. The debt incurred by
Paris In stealing Helen was destined
to be paid in the blood of thousands
of innocent men.
Helen, meanwhile, had been cor
dially welcomed at Troy. She and
Paris were married there with splen
did ceremonies. They embarked on a
life of Oriental luxury that delighted
HORATIO AND CURIATIUS
Horatia was the daughter of a noble
Roman family, In tho ancient, days
when Rome was a small city and
ruled by a line of kings. The nearby
city of Alba Longa was Rome's chief
rival for the supremocy of that part
of Italy. In Alba Longa lived a young
nobleman named Curiatius, who had
won Horatla's love. The two were be
trothed. The girl had, with her own hands,
won for her lover a rich cloak of
many bright colors. This cloak wub
the envy of tho rough Albans and was
the dearest possession of young Curi
atius The king of Rome was Tullius Hob
tilius. a warlike sovereign, who de
sired to make his city the strongest in
nil Itnly. He began by declaring war
on Alba Longa. A few border skir
mishes started the hostilities. Then
an Alhan army under King Cluillus
marched against Rome. Tullus and
the Roman troops went out to meet
the invaders and the two opposing
armies drew up in battle line, waiting
their leaders' orders to begin the con
flict. Then it was that the Alban king,
Cluillus, sent a messenger to Tullus
A Strange wllh tno follow
Triple Duel. I8 proposal: He
Bald it was use
less to sacrifice many lives in warfare
when a smaller number might serve
the purpose just as well. He there
fore suggested that each sldo select
three champions, and that these six
men fight to the death. The army
whose three representatives should be
slain was to be declared defeated
without further battle.
The idea appealed to Tullus. He ac
cepted the challenge and chose for
Rome's champions Horatla's three
brothers, known as "the Horatll."
Cluillus selected young Curiatius and
the tatter's two brothers to fight for
Alba Longa. Curiatius was thus forced
to contend for his life and the honor
of his native city against the brothers
of the girl he loved.
The thrco "Horatll" and tho three
"Curiatii" put on their armor and
marched out Into a great open space
between the two waiting armies. There
the strange triple duel began. For a
long time the tight waged and the Is
sue hung In doubt. Ono after an
other, at hist, all tlireo of the Curlutll
were badly wounded. Two of the
Horatll were flnln outright. To the
surprise of both armies, the third of
the lloratii turned and fled. He was
still unwounded. As he was known
to be a brave man, no one could un
derstand his (light.
Put the ruse was soon explained.
TM 'irco reunded Curiatii pursued
the Siege of Troy
the frivolous girl, whohad hitherto
known nothing more gay than tho
meagre, rigorous plainness of tho
Spartan court. Put their dream of
bliss was short lived. An army of
150,000 Greeks encamped outside the
Trojan walls about 1184 D. C, and
laid siege to the city. The Trojaus'
admiration for their princo's prett?
Greek bride suddenly changed td
wrath. For they saw she had brought
upon them a deadly war. Neverthe
less, they loyally refused to give up
Helen at Menelaus' demand, and pre
pared to defend their city against the
For ten long years tho war drngged
on with varying fortunes. (To whilo
away the time between conflicts the
game of checkers Is said to have been
Invented during the siege by one Pal
amcdes, a Greek.) Menelaus more
than once urged Paris to end tho use
less bloodshed by coming forth and
flghting him, man to niau. It was far
pleasanter to stay at home with his
beautiful wife than face the man ho
had wronged. At last, urged by his
elder brother, Hector, Paris consented
to tho duel. He and Menelaus fought
in the presence of both armies, Helen
looking on from the city wall. Paris
was overcome and barely escaped
death at the hands of his foe.
Not long afterward while hovering
In the rear ranks of battle Paris was
struck and slain by an arrow. His
brother Delphobus then married Helen,
who does not seem to have grieved
greatly over Paris' death. The Greeks,
falling to carry Troy by assault, re
sorted to tragedy. They pretended to
sail away, leaving on the seashore a
huge wooden horse. The Trojans,
thinking this horse nn idol, bore It in
to the town. Wlthlng the wooden an-
The Sack of ma!
Greeks were hid-
,roy' den. That night
they crept out and opened tho gates
of Troy to their returning comrades.
The city was sacked and utterly de
stroyed by fire. The Inhabitants were
massacred, men, women and children
Helen was rescued and carried back
to Sparta by Menelaus, who freely for
gave her desertion. But tbo other
Spartns were less merciful to the wom
an who had brought such misfortunes
to their country. When Menelaus died
they drove her awny. She fled to
Rhodes for refuge. The queen of that
Island, jealous of Helen's loveliness
and fame, murdered her.
Thus ended the strange career of a
woman whose beauty had destroyed
ono nation and nearly ruined nnother.
him fiercely. They did not keep to
gether, but "strung out" some dis
tance apart in the chase. As soon as
they were so far opart that they could
no longer assist each other, Horatlus
suddenly turned upon the one who
was nenrest to him. Rushing at the
wounded, tired man, ho killed hi in
with one blow of his sword. Then, In
the same way, he attacked and slew
in succession the second and third of
Dragging from the body of his sis
ter's dead lover the gorgeous clonk
the girl had woven, Horatlus threw
the garment about his own shoulders,
as a trophy, and was carried back to
Rome on the upraised shields of his
applauding comrades. He had saved
the day for his city.
Horatia, with the other Roman
women, had been watching for the
army's return. As her brother was
borne In triumph through the gates
she saw the cloak about his shoulders
and knew what had befallen her lover.
Bursting through the cheering crowd,
she barred tho victor's way. Weep-
Killed for n and, wll,h "Is-
Love's Sake. hevc,Icd llRlr-
him for the death of Curiatius.
Horntius, tho fury of battle still
upon him, drew his sword, that yet
recked with Curiatus' blood, and
stubbed Horatia to the heart, Rhout-
"So perish all who mourn their
country '8 foes!"
In an Instant tho triumphal proces
sion was changed ' to a throng of
angry soldiers and townsfolk clamor
ing for the murderer's blood. Horatlus
was dragged before tho Judges. They
condemned him to bo whipped to
death. But In recognition of his bnt
tie record It was later decided that a
heavy fine and a public humiliation
would Bufllce ns punishment.
Horatla's body lay unburied whore
It had fallen until passcrsby piled a
heap of stones above It to mink the
last resting place of the woman who
had dared to place love before patriot
ism. Trained Animal,
The nnlinol trainer having been
taken suddenly III, his wife reported
for duty In his stead.
"Have you had any experience In
this lino?" asked tho owner of tho cir
cus and menagerie, with somo doubt.
"Not Just exactly In this line," sho
said, "but my husband manages the
beasts all right, doesn't ho?"
"Ho certainly docs."
"Well, you ought to see how easily
I can manage him." Tit Bits.
Good Habits Young Man's First
Essential, He Says.
Wheat King Tells Beginners In Buil
ness Career What They Need
to Be Successful in
New York. Here Is the advice to
young men of James A. Patten, tho
Clilcogo wheat king who recently
loomed up as a power In cotton.
For a young man intending to start
out in life and adopting a business
career, the first essentlol Is ihat of
good habits. The modern employer as a
rule, soon drops a young man from
hi. pay roll who does not possess this
Mo should perform the duties re
quired of him, no matter In how men
ial a position, as a second erentlal,
with tho utmost willingness. If he
should see any opportunity for Im
provement In the lines of ills duties,
je should suggest the samo to his em
ployer, for nothing pleases the era
pU yer so much as the fact thut his
employe Is workiuj; for his Interest
ami a young man following out this
line, as a rule, Is advanced when op
"1 have had many applications from
young men to enter In my employ, but
I have observed that not ono n an In
a thousand Is fitted to enter Into a
tot khroker's office or tho grain trade
anil meet with success, for the suc
cessful speculator seems to be en
dowed, a3 a rule, with ability that all
men are not favored with.
"I have joii)etlm?s thought It was a
handicap for any young man to be
heir to a great fortune, it It Is his In
tention to enter Into an active life
that requires much personal atten
tlon, for, as a rule, success depends
James A. Patten.
upon the young man himself and not
upon the influence his father may
have created for him."
"When will you retire from the ac
tivities of business?" Mr. Patten was
asked prlo to his departure for home.
"Not very soon," ho replied. "I am
good for many more years. To-day I
met a man 92 years old Belling puts
and calls on the market. Business Is
his very life. Wo Pattens are long
livers and I see years of activity
ahead, If I have my benltb.
"Retire and live abroad? Not If I
know myself. I have been In Europe
four or Ave times, but each time I
came home with a higher opinion of
my own country.
"Then, too, I like Evanston. My
relatives aro all out there. I belong
to that part of the world. I am satis
fied with my present homo near Chi
cago and I am never going to change
It. People In New York don't really
live, for they have not the home life
and If you want me to tell your boys
how to succeed best, 1 should say for
them to locate in somo place where
tbey can have proper home life."
THE WEIGHT OF A CROWN
Serlout-Faced Boy, Ahmed Mirza, g
the Ruler of a Sinking
London. At 11 years Ahmed Mirza,
shah of Persia, "king of kings," wears
on his face the expression of Ineffable
weariness. Perhaps it is the climate,
perhaps the earlier maturity of man
In that warmer clime, but far more
likely the care and trouble of being a
king and son of a king. He Is the sec
ond son of the ox-shah All Mirza, and
succeeded to the throne because his
father's eldest son's mother was not a
But wearing a crown In Persia la
toying tho bauble of a forgotten fes
tival, as the blood oftlie Kujars may
be a doubtful possession withal.
Made a Good Profit.
Lord Greenfield, being aBked to buy
something by a smart young matron
who kept a table at a ladles' fair, said
that he wanted what was not for sale, a
lock of her hair. Whereupon sho
promptly cut off tho coveted curl and
handed It to him, naming tho price
$100. Later the purchaser was show
Ing his trophy to a littlo clrclo of
friends. "Sho rather had you there,
laughed ono benedict. "To my certain
knowledge, sho only paid three dot
lars for the entire bunch."
The Bad Man Explains.
'Takes lour men to hamhe me when
I git started."
"I saw one man handle : e yesterday
over on the next ranch."
"Well, they happened to bo short
handed over there "Louisville Cour
m Satisfaction Not in Economy
A large can and a smttl cost
er even leas eipensive than Calumet
kind. It certainly cannot make it as good. Don't judgo baking powdrr la
this way the real lest the proof of raising power, cf evenness, uniformity,
wnoiesomeness ana oenctousness will be lound only m the biking.
Is a better baking powder than you have ever nsed be
fore. And we will leave it to your good judgment for
proof. Buy a can today. Try it for any baking pur-
fiose. If tho results are not better if tho baking in not
iKhter, more delicious, take it back and get your money.
Calumet is medium id price but
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Send 4c and slip found in pound
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GENTLE REBUKE FROM PULPIT
Yet One Somehow Cannot Help Won
dering Whether Sermon Was
Worth Listening To.
Somewhere in tho pages of her
pleasant "Book of Joys" Mrs. Lucy
Fitch Perkins tells a delightful story
of her New England clerical great
grandfather, who was a man of in
genuity nnd resources. She Buys:
"He employed more than ono device
to secure wakefulness on the part of
his weary congregation. Standing
during the prayer was but one of
many. My grandfather used to tell
us with prldo of an instance which oc
curred at a time when a new church
edifice had, been proposed, and was
under warm discussion. Great grand
father thought this a worldly and un
necessary expense and emphasized
bis opinion by pausing In tho midst of
his sermon on a Sunday, saying im
pressively, as ho fixed the somnolent
members of bin congregntion with a
"You are talking about building a
new church. It seems to me quite un
necessary, since the sleepers In the
old one are all sound!' "Youth's Com
In the Beginning.
"Yours Is certainly nn unusual
case," said the lawyer, "and It will be
necccssary to consult a number of
"So?" queried the client.
"Yes," answered the legal light,
"and we will begin with your pocket-
Cause of Discord.
She So they do live happily togeth
er, you say?
He No. It's tho eternal struggle be
tween rellclon and society. He Is as
straight-backed as she is straight-
Wherein They Differ.
Her When a man starts to talk he
never stops to think.
Him And when a woman starts she
never thinks to stop.
The wickedness of other men we
have always in our eye, but we cast
our own over our shoulder. Seneca.
vmhy n.tvift rAiNKii.i.FR
eoilsnnl jrJ.ic.Wieiir Mr bolt In. Inn Itronuilnnmiinf
tlollum' north of Tlrtur In curln mliK rlwunmilMU,
B.urBlgl,anU klndwl lilt, At all dromtlttik
In after years a man wishes he was
half as smart as he used to think be
Tr. IMortVi plrimnt PHlcH rnr" fonMlpntlnn.
rVmttlpatlun l tlm rniiM- nf many dls-w. I lira
tbe chum and you euro the diM'aao. Eaty totuka.
To the good the world is very good ;
to tbe bad it Is bad. Smiles.
e t:1. Ta..mu Kin.,1n Ttimti.r firrnr
niiiimi-i imc i-ni.v -.a
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The average cost of locomotives Is
8.2 cents a pound.
Nn fuss no fltirrv no smell
though you turn the wick ns high as it will i;o.
The temperature runs up quickly. I a ten minutes the ayrrapa
sized room glows with cheer anil comfort that genial heat liings
the heat that is smokeless and odorless.
Automatic Smokeless Device
which automatically locks and absolutely prevents smoke, by keepinff
the wick out of the smoke zone, is on the IVr fort ion only.
Tho solid brass font holds lour quarts, which gives a lull-head flame for
nino hours. ... , i .
I-lamo burns from side of ick instead of from the top. The br.va wick
carrier does not rust and clog the wick. Damper tup, cool handle.
Aluminum niei.il window frames that htt cannot tarniih. Japan or nickel
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the high-quality, moderate-price
' 11 Medium
great in satisfaction.
illustrated in colors.
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"You'ro a dear, sweet littlo boy to
take flowers to your teacher!"
"Yes'm. An' I sprinkled lots of
pepper on 'em, so sho'll sneeze real
hard when sho smells 'em!"
Good to Her Husband.
"George, dear," said Mrs. Doveklns,
who bud come downstairs In time to
pour the coffee, "I'm going to walk to
tho car with you this morning. Aren't
"Very glad, Indeed, lovey. It's so
nice of you to think of me and to
get up early for the purpose of making
it unnecessary to walk thoso dismal
three blocks nlonu. How much do you
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is made upon scientific principles.
There is nothing in lamp making
that can add to the valuo of the
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