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Omalia f.'ai Gliassi to K:aJ
Slats Association :or Yecr.
BEEF AM DAIRY TILJ3 TO RU3
Nebraska University Professor An
nounces the Institution Will Make
Educational Campaign In Nebraska.
Bill to Aid State Fairs.
Lincoln, Jan. 20. The state dairy
iu;n elected the following officers:
President, Charles Sehwanger of
Omaha; vice president, Proiessor E.
M. Little of Central City; secretary
treasurer, S. C. Ifassott of Gitbon; ill
rcctorp, E. T. Rector of Omiiha, K. L.
Kcdfc.rn of Lincoln, J. H. Vogel of Nor
folk, E. VV. Frost of Central City, and
professor J. II. Frandson of Lincoln.
Resolut ions welcomed to the state
university ttaff Professor Frandsen,
expressing appreclalion of the services
of Professor II R. Smith and regret
tin;? his departure; "deploring the
death of Food Commissioner Jackson;
expresslni; regret that Professor A. L.
Haccker had resinned from the uni
versity faculty, and asking the legis
lature to appropriate money for a
dairy building at the school of avjiicul
tare adequate to the needs of the ed
partinent. Dairy Cattle Breeders.
The Fairy Cattle Breeders' associa
tion, which held Its meetings in con
Junction with the dairymen, reelected
all the old oflicerB for the ensuing
year. The list Is as follows: Presi
dent, II. C. Young of Lincoln; vice
president, H. C. Gllssman of Omaha;
secretary treasurer, B. W. Frost of
Oulral City; directors, Professor A.
L. Haecker of Lincoln. W. R. Wood of
Cmaha. Alex Sneddon of Eaglo and
P. c. Hunter of Raymond. Resolutions
wore adopted asking that a cow test
lug association be formed under tho
supervision of the state university.
BUI to Aid State Fairs.
Secretary Mellor of the state board
r nirrlr-iiUni-e lisiH received word that
the bill prepared by him and reeom ' l',e vxml n "'Hrenient to Jchol, al
w.nded bv the American Association , th"Kn tm'' dl(l ot Bl,Bfi(:St a'ter-
of Fairs has been Introduced In con
rrncu it nmviilcR mi atinronrint len
..i t. a i i, mil,, ii, r itin i
tl I'l'V"' IU II HIT llll U UIIIUII VI.U '
ulales maintaining state fairs and to
be usi f(H- erection l' hJilliHnss for
agricultural and horticultural pur
posen, the federal government reserv-ii-c
2n per cent or tho space In such
buildings for Its own displays.
Dairy Train Over State.
Professor Pugsloy of the slate uni
versity announced that In March and
April the university would run a beef
entl'e nr.d dairy train over the varl
'ins railroads of the state to carry the
ei'urufional cnmpalr.n home to the
Dr. L. M. Sterns of Kearney has
been arpolntcri doctor of the tubercu
loids hospital nt that place. The sal
ary is to be $50 per month.
Lincoln Man and Still.
Collector of Internal Revenue Dor
Kan would neither affirm nor deny that
h's amenta had conllsculed a miniature
still found In the possess'on of a Lin
coln man. It was not charged that the
product of this still, which 1b of two
gallon capacity, was sold, but simply ,
that the owner had failed to register i
It, as required by law,
ASKS ABCUT GREEK RIOTS
Attistant Secretary 'of 8tate Again
Writes Governor Aldrlch.
Lincoln, Jan. 20. Huntington Wil
son, assistant secretary of Btato of
the United States, has written Govern
t;r Aldrlch to ascertain what steps
hnve been taken to punish the parties
concerned In the antl Greek riots In
Ho,iUi Omaha In l!M!). In his commit-
nlcition the federal olllclnl sayH that
failure on tho part of the state to
prosecute would strengthen the clnlniB
for reparation against the federal gov
i-rnmcnt. These claims amount to
24-L'KlO and were originally filed with
the state, hut aro now being pressed
with the redcrul authorities. The gov
ernor will furnish the state depart
ment with sll the Information It has,
but so far as ascertainable It has been
Impossible to fix the responsibility for
tho nttacks on anv particular persons
In cither criminal or civil actions.
Tho attorney general Iuih ruled that
flu re was no liability on the part of
State Poultry Men Elect Officers.
York, Neb., .Ian. 20. The state
pou'try nun elected the following of
fibers: V. E. fhlrlcy of Central City,
president; A. M. Hadley of Doniphan,
l(0 president; A. II. Smith or Lin
coln, secretary; I L. Lyman of Minn-ti-ve,
treasurer. Following are tho
names' of the board of managers: E.
R. wers or lliailshaw, W. A. Irwin,
('. c Cottle of Edgar, J. C. Wolf of
Tiiemu'h and Claude O. Hudson of
Fm-d for Hunting on Sunday.
Uct'''re. Neb., Jan. 20. Frank
;.! 1. I rnest Leach, Mayhem Sails
jlvcr i l Charley Winkler, four farm--rs
1 1 . i i the south part of the county,
plen'!j'l 1'iillty In the county court to
hui.t'n .' '"n Sunday and were fined $1
and re:.!-, each, which they uald. Tho
t:omi)l.i rt wan died by 8. A. Kinney of
He Has Been Elected
By Mississippi Legislature
To Succeed Senator Percy.
EI!D OF MAN Gil J
DYNASTY IS NEAR
tal Fails to fates Geld
to ?z) Scliicrs.
Peking, Jan. 20. The princes of the
imperial dan, a number of leading
Maiichu ollk ials and several members
of the government had a protracted
conference with the empress dowager
at the palace, but again separated
without arriving at a decision on the
question of abdication. The leading
princes favored an unconditional abdi
cation of the throne. Three of the
young princes, together with Tien
Liang, tho former Tartar general at
Nanking, would not, however, agree to
was considerable efl'erves
I'eklnn throughout the day
among both foreu residents and Chi
nc-se. There were many rumors of tho
piobabllltv of a iManchu outbreak,
wh'ch, however, appears unlikely.
The ex regent, Pr'nce Chun, and the
former premier, prino Chlng visited
Premier Yuan Shi Kul and had a long
conference with him. It appoira that
the court has not produced the gold
It promised .o provide and . the Im
perlal so'dlers do not show any anx
iety to tight for plnrv,
PROGRAM IN CUBA HIT
President of Veterans Cenies
Pact With Gomez.
Havana, Jan. 20. A possibly serious
obstacle In the program for the unifi
cation of all factions of Cubans with
the purpose of reconciling pn'itiral
(inferences In the face of the threat of
Intervention by the United States
arose. This was when General Emlllo
Nunez, president of the Veterans' as
sociation, issued a statement denying
tbn rrPctn,- of the official note glv
DA out nl thi iinlneii fillAiiliur o nnn
en out at the palace following a con
ference of the president with the
prominent men of all factions, which
announced that Nunez had given his
pledge to President Comer, that agi
tation by the veterans would Immedi
ately stop. General Nunez Is still dis
posed to preserve the veterans' or
gnnlzntion and affirm the coustltu
tlonul rights of the army.
TURKS LOSE FIERCE BATTLE
Large Party Attacks Column of Ital
lans Near Tripoli.
Tripoli, Jan. 20. A terrific attack
was made by a large body of Turks
j and Arnhs on an Italian column,
which was on the march, about ten
miles from the town of Tripoli. The
Italians Immediately took up a position
and threw up Held Intrenchments. The
enemy continued Its attacks through
the day, but finally retired
Italian destroyers seized the French
stenmer Manitoba, bound to Tunis
from .Marseilles. It was carrying twen
ty nine Turkish nurses, belonging to
the Red Cross, who, the Italians say
aro Turkish officers In disguise.
Army of Rebel Troops Is Defeated
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 20 Over
1,0 0 men were killed and wounded In
a battle at Yaguache, to the northeast
of this city.
An army supporting the Quito gov
ernment, under the command of Gen
einl Julio Andrade, formerly Ecua
dorean minister to Colombia, attacked
and defeaied an army of Guayaquil
, troops supporting the provisional gov-
eminent proclaimed by General Men
I tero, under the command of General
j Flavlo Alfaro, who was wounded dur
ing the tight, which was very severe.
Two Steeplejacks Fall to Death.
Philadelphia. Jan. 20. Two steeple
jacks fell 130 feet to death when Her-
, man Greenwald tried to save his com-
panion, August Johnson, who had
lipped from a ladder on top of th
Broad Street Presbyterian church.
i ' " A I
SOLID GOLD RINGS
Some Are Stamped Out With a
Die, Some Cut From Tubes.
CUT MOST OF THEM ARE CAST
As a Rule, They Are Formed In Molds
of Cuttle'ish Bone, Into Which the
Pattern Sinks as Though Pressed In
to Wax Making the Molds.
Cuttlefish bone Is familiar to most
people, as It Is seen thrust between the
bars of a bird cage for birds to peek at.
P.ird.s clean their beaks on It. anil they
like to eat It. But cuttlefish bone has
other and more Interesting uses. It
is used in the manufacture of tooth
powder and of polishing powder and
in the making of a prepared food for
birds, but perhaps the most interest
lug of its uses is in the making of
molds in which to cast gold rings.
Some gold rings are cast in tiny
flasks containing molds of fine sand:
others are stamped out with a die.
Wedding rings are made from a drawn
tube of gold in which the rounded out
er shape of the ring is produced on a
mandrel, the several sections thus
formed being then sawed olT even
when finished and polished to form a
perfect ring. IHit of the vast number
of soil, I gold rings prulucod by manu
facturing jewelers, including rings to
be ununited wllh stones, 7."i per cent,
are cast in cuttlefish bone molds.
Such a mold can be used but once,
and so the manufacturing Jeweler uses
a lot of cuttlefish boue. The molds
may be made iu two. three, four or
five parts, m cording to the elaborate
ness of the ring to be molded. Tho
bone serves both as Husk and as mold
Suppose the molder Is to make for a
ring comparatively simple in shape a
three part mold. He sits at a bench
on which lie has brass patterns of the
rings to be molded. The manufactur
ing jeweler has hundreds, many hun
dreds, of these pattern rings, to which
ho is continually adding designs.
Handy by tho molder has a box of
cuttlefish bone. Only bone of the finest
quality and finest texture is used, nnd
such bone serves for this purpose ad
mirably. Under pressure of an object
upon It this bone breaks down perfect
ly and with no surrounding fractures
or fissures. It takes an Impression prac
tically as perfect as a plastic mate
rial would do. while a, tho same t line
It stands up perfectly around the im
The molder takes a cuttlefish boue
In its familiar oval shape nnd with a
little sharp toothed saw saws oft the
tapering sides and the ends, leaving
a keystone shaped or an oblong block.
Then straight across he saws off one
end of this block about a quarter of
its length from the end. nnd then the
larger piece he saws through from side
to sldu midway of Its thickness. Now
he has the original blink of bone di
vided Into three parts.
He rubs the face of ench of thee
parts perfectly smooth on a metal plate
set before lilm conveniently In the
bench, nnd then the material is ready
for use as a mold. The molder turns
one of the two bigger blocks over on
the bench with the smoothed surface
up and picks up the model ring, and
with a deft, sure touch he presses this
model down for half its thickness all
around Into the delicately fragile but
evenly textured bone this in the
case of a three piece mold at one end
of the block, leaving the head or cap
of the ring projecting beyond the end
edge. Next he picks up the other half
of this block, turns Its smooth face
down and presses that down upon the
ring as It lies with half its thickness
projecting above the surface of the
lower block, and now he hns a mold of
the ring complete except for the pro
At this stage be picks up that end
piece of the bone that he had sawed
off and presses 4hat with Its smooth
face down upon the ring's head, so tak
ing an impression of that, and then he
hns tho mold complete, but with the
model ring Inside of It.
Now he scores lightly this model out
side, across Its side edges, and he scores
lines from the top block to the sides,
so that when ho hns taken the mold
apart he can put it together again pre
cisely as it should be, and then he
opens it nnd takes out the pattern, and
If anywhere the molded form should
require n touch of smoothing he does
that, and then, beginning small and
opening out wider, lie cuts out In the
Inner sides of the two halves of the
big Mock from the bend of the ring
mold out to the end of the block an
opening, the gate, through which the
molten gold will be poured wlieu the
ring Is molded. Then he puts the
pieces of the mold together again and
binds them with soft wire, and there's
your cuttlefish bone mold perfect and
Sometimes they bind half n dozen or
a dozen of such molds together and
cut little channels Inside from the gate
to each one of the separate molds with
in, and then when they pour the gold
they mold half a dozen or n dozen
rings nt once.-New York Sun.
"How did you ever uiannge to get on
the good side of that crusty old uncle
of yours?" asked Fan.
"Fed him the things lie liked when
lie came to visit ns.' replied Nan. "The
good side of any man Is his lnslde."-
uratitune is a auntie rorni of re-
Tenge. The receiver of a benefit re
rovers his superiority In the effort to
be grateful.-John Davidson.
SPEED CF BATTED BALLS.
In Hard Infifld Hits TVey Go at ths
Rate of Sixty Miles an Hour.
Ask any fan how fast an r.vernge
grounder travels dnrins Its first lain
dred feet from the bat, and his answer
will be anywhere from 20 to 200
miles an hour. Split second watches
and careful timing of many ground
balls have established the fact that
the average speed of many ground
balls that Is. those struck by the bat
of the batsman from a fair pitched
ball, which strike the Infield before
they land in a fielder's hands go at
the rate of almost sixty miles an hoar.
Sixty miles an hour is eighty-eight
feet per second. The bases are ninety
feet apart. A man who can run 100
yards In eleven seconds, which Is
fast ruuning for any one. but particu
larly so for a man with baseball stves
nnd uniform on. can run ninety feet in
3.3 seconds. Is it any wonder that a
ball which Is fielded In Us first, 100 feet
of travel usually reaches first base
ist a fraction of a second before or
lifter the runner sets foot upon it?
Every fan knows that the many close
decisions at first base form one of the
fascinations of the game. The speed
of a batted ball, the spied at which a
fielder can travel from his position to
the point where he can meet and fle'd
the batted ball, tho speed with which
he can stop the ball, pick it up. set
himself for the throw, make the throw.
the speed of the ball across the dia
mond from bis throw and the speed
of the traveling runners are so nicely
balanced that it is always a question
of whether or not the funner will pet
there in time for the crowd to see the
umpire's hands go down or whether
he will face n thumb over a shoulder
Indicating that he is out. Technical
THE STORE PROPERTY ROOM.
Holds Articles For Use In Window and
Every one has. heard of the theat
rical property room the place where
storied artificialities are laid carefully
away to be ready for the call of the
next emergency. But few persons
know that every big store has Its
property room. too. nnd that its won
ders are even more entrancing than
those of the funny cupbonrds "back
Tho shop's property room is filled
with articles used for window display
and Rpecial decorations, nnd, 'while the
theatrical property is largely Imita
tion, the store's property Is real.
Rare old tapestries are laid away In
the dim hidden chamber, to be used
when occasion requires as back
grounds for Paris hats In the P.rond
way or Fifth avenue windnws. as
draperies hung beside n choice collec
tion of new band bugs or slippers or
fans. Priceless vie.es from Italy.
strange carved chests, wonderful
screens all these lend enchantment to
the background of tfie window dis
play or bring n renl lutrinsl' loveli
ness to the salon wherein is shown
the season's newest millinery.
Many n fashionable New York shop
decorates Its windows now and then
with but one hat. one costume, one
piece of furniture. The rest Is decora
tion, background, "property."
The property room Is almost always
In some queer, faraway corner of the
store, u room badly lighted, well nigh
Inaccessible, l'.ut It Is full of treas
ures. It calls back the atmosphere of
medieval romance. It Is comparable
only to an undent English attic. New
Why There Was No Tip.
In n downtown restaurant which Is
usually crowded during the midday
meal time n waiter took pains to se
cure places at oue of his tables for two
men who hnd been waiting for some
time. The waiter received the thanks
of both men nnd attended to their
wants In n highly satisfactory manner.
When the check was presented one of
the men paid, received the change and
left nothing on the salver for the wait
er. "ou rorgot to tip the waiter,'
said bis companion. "No. I didn't.
He's my landlord." New York Trib
une. Bessie Wasn't That Kind.
"I wouldn't drink out of that cup."
said little Johnnie to the well dressed
young stranger, "that's Bessie's cnp.
and she's very particular who drinks
out of it."
"Ah." said the young man as be
drank the cup dry. "I feel honored to
drink out of Ilessie's cup. Bessie is
jour youngest sister, isn't she?"
"Not much! Bessie is my dog."
Ladles' Home Journal.
"nere's a soap, madam, that will not
Injure the finest fabrics," parroted tho
house to house canvasser. .
"Fine." exclaimed the genial woman
"Now. if you'll throw In the same va
riety of laundress with each package
I'll be a steady customer." Cleveland
Merchant (to stranger) I thank you
sir, for helping my clerk throw that
book agent out. Now what cau 1 do
for you? Stranger I'd like to sell you
the "Life of Washington." Boston
"What makes you so sure that was a
"The way It acted when I was try
ing to carve It."-Washington Star.
nousewifo Have yon a reference
from a former employer? Housemaid
Yes'm; I have eighty-six of 'emt
And How He Lover Stood it
BT A. R. SI ANBURY
I loved Molly and wished ber to be
my wife, but she seemed In dread of
making a mistake; was always talking
about the horror of marrying a man
who didn't love ber as she would wish
to be loved. I considered this ridicu
lous, for I kuew and told ber that if
anything should happen to deprive me
of her I should go mad. One day when
I was pressing her to settle the mutter
in my favor she said:
"Not for a year yet"
"Oh. my dear, why do yon tantalize
"I have a fault that I wish yon to
"I have discovered it already. You
are absurdly afraid that I don't love
She smiled, but said nothing to this
"Well, what Is it?" I asked
"An Inherited taint that has come
down to me from my grandfather "
"Your grandfather: I suppose he
drank a good ileal of wine and got the
pout. This he transmitted to you. and
when you get a twinge you are ready
to break up the furniture."
She smiled again and shook her
bead. I begged hard, but got littie sat
isfaction Finally she agreed that If I
didn't discover her failing within three
months she would confess
Within two weeks after this conver
sation I made the discovery. Molly
nnd I were at a house party. I came
in from a trump with some of the fel
lows and, feeling tired, went to tnv
mwiiii n u 1 I Itniiirhr fnr it rwf Ittifnro
dinneV. It was quite dark, and the
hall not being lighted I got into the
wrong room. When I awoke a full
moon was shining in at the wludow.
and I saw some one a woman In the
room. She walked softly to a bureau
and picked up a little box made to hold
a finger ring, opened It. shut It. put It
In her pocket nnd gilded noiselessly our
of the room. While she had stood for
a moment with her face toward a wlu
dow I recognized Molly.
Now. why Molly should come to my
room to take anything away with her
I could not conceive: but. getting up
and looking about me. I saw that-I
was not In my own room at all. I got
out as quickly and ns noiselessly as
Rut Molly! As soon ns I knew that
sue nan gone io stim" mip piw nmiu
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ui in or ner uaving ni-cuscu nerxe'i m
Inherited taint. She was a kicpto-
maniac. I hnd never had any use for
the word kleptomaniac, preferring that
of thief Kleptomaniac I consldere I
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Ull- I1IM1U- nil lllf.ll l.n-u HII.-.1-.
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hicf war the Drtme for those of low
I'., gain time to consider my future
ireatment of Molly I endeavored to
net loward her temporarily ns If I was
I'.'iier.int of her vice. I found It Ira
possible The little endearments I had
given ber fell fiat
What's the matter with you?" she
said to me. "You are acting strangely
lowaro me .uie.y i.as yo r ram y
oeen rurneu (owara any . u.e "ht
Fortunately. I could deny this with
fervor, but I conldn t change my bear-
ins toward ner i nreaueu to near
that some one In the house had missed
lewclrv. and the secret wns a terrible
imrden to bear Hut a week passed
mid no one reported a loss, or If one
was reisirted It was not given to the
guests. Although I could not treat
Molly as before. I could not bear to
give her up. She was Immensely pop
ularIndeed, wns the life of the party
I believed that If I should make known
what I had seen not one In the house
would believe me.
When we broke up nnd went home 1
was a changed man. 1 felt thnt my
life wns blighted 1 lost spirits and
flesh nt the same time. Nothing could
Induce me to marry a thief, but in glv-
Ing up Molly I gave up all hope of
married life, for I felt that I would
never recover from my disappoint
ment. I bore it as long ns I could, then told
Molly thnt our engagement must be
"You have discovered my fault?" she
"When and where?"
I told her of my getting into the
wrong room when with the house pnr
ty and seeing her steal u Jewel.
"And you wish to be released?"
"1 must be released, for my life with
one possessing your fault would be
"And without me?"
"It Is blighted."
"You are now talking common sense
Instead of romance. You would be
n fool to marry a thief. I had been
wateblng for some lime to teach you
this lesson and nt last found one. I
nv yon go by mistake Into the wrong
room nnd went In later that you might
nee ine take an empty ring box. You
were In Hollle's room, and Dolllc will
con firm my story."
I caught her In my arms and cov
ered ber face with kisses.
Now that Molly has become a set
tled married womnii she looks buck
upon what she calls her folly wllh
regret However, she lays the princi
pal fault ut my door, saying that In
stead of applying n test of the strength
of my devotion she wns really Intend
ing to show up the folly of my pre
tending that I couldn't get on without
her. Perhaps could then, but not
Dow. If I should lose her who would
run the house?
MENDING A FAUCET
Kn Easy Job That Mr. Gimp Tac
kled With Confidence.
IT GAVE HIM A BIG SURPRISE.
When He Got Through, or as Near
Through as He Was Permitted to
Get, He Was Rather Subdued The
Plumber's Comment Was Quite Brief.
Mr. Gimp came home from the city
the other day and burst into his house
! with au air that meant business. He
smiled when the maid told him bis
wife was out, laid a parcel on the
stairs, took off his coat, rolled up his
sleeves, took his parcel nnd weut up
o the bathroom, where be oiened the
package. It contained a monkey
wrench, a screw driver, half a dozen
assorted rubber washers and a p.pe
"Thank goodness, my wife's not
home!" said Mr. Gimp. "If there is
anything upsets a man it is the foolish
questions a woman asks when he is
trying to do u job. Plumber! She'd
;et a plumber to meud a leaky faucet,
would she? I'll show her that a man
of intelligence can do u job iu five min
utes that a plumber would take all day
to do and charge .$.". Now!"
-Mr. Gimp turned the faucet. Not a
drop of water came out. He turned
the other, it was dry. They were the
bathtub faucets, and the far one had
been leaking for a week, while Mr.
Gimp promised day by day to attend
"Well." said Mr. Gimp as he saw
that no water came out of the faucets,
"that's more sense than I thought that
.v.. vim nuv I A1U1I L IITI II IUU Ull UilJ
when there was no need of it, hey?
Mr. Gimp took the monkey wrench
in one hand nnd the pipe wrench in
the other and climbed into the bath
tub. Then he sat on the edge while
be studied the faucet.
"Lemme see!" he said. "You take off
that handle, and you unscrew that top
dingus. That's what you do." So he
did that. Twice the monkey wrench
slipped and he skinned three knuckles,
but he got the handle off. nnd he un
screwed the cap and pulled out the rod
that held the washer. Then he peered
down Into the remaining portion of the
faucet nnd looked at the washer.
The washer seemed In good condi
tion, ne peered Into the faucet and
ran his finger around In it, accumulat-
:lnir iron rust on it
If the washer was
not broken what could be the matter
I with the thing? There must be some
thing the matter deeper down. He sot
his pipe wrench around the pipe nnd
grasped the faucet with the monkey
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" i"c liiueri fiuc nt Mini ii joive
; suddenly, and Mr. Gimp fell over the
side of the bathtub nnd landed with a
hump fhnt 8,look Uj(, n
up again in a minute nnd in the bnth
I tub. The faucet was badly marred
i where the wrench hnd dug into its
, oft bn)ss fln(, mw Qf u
j twHtl awry, but the faucet was off.
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.mr. mil wiling ntfi i ui
washer into this faucet. That's what's
the matter, and that's all."
ne picked out a different sort f
washer and put it oa the plunger. It
was not a good fit, but it was a change
"Now." said Mr. Gimp, nnd he
climbed bnck into the bathtub. He
j humped himself down on his knees
and looked into the water pipe on
which be had to screw the faucet.
"Now." he said.
As if that had been the signal, n
strong, vigorous stream of water shot
j out of the ppe nnd BtrUfk Mr 0Jmp
in the eye. He gasped for brenth and
tumbled backward. But the stream
pursued him.. He got up and grap
pled with the stream.
Unless you have tried to grapple
with a stream like that you cannot
even faintly imagine tho difficulty f
giving it a good, self satisfying grap
ple. A stream like that will not fight
fair. If you put your hand over the
pipe the stream will squirt out In forty-two
directions. Some of them hit
the celling. Most of them hit Mr.
Cimp. He wrestled silently until the
linthroom wns well sonked nnd he wm
well sonked. and then he decided It
wns better Just to let the stream spurt.
It spurted Into the bathtub nnvwny.
Bo lie got out of the tub and dripped
on the floor nnd pawed water out of
his lmlr nnd wiped water out of his
And Just then the plumber came up
Klnlrs again. He bad leen down cel
lar to turn on the water after he had
fixed the fnucet. and It wns quPe nat
ural that he should come up ngnln to
see If the faucet was well fixed. So
he came up. and he looked Into the
Imthroom. nnd he saw the faucet ly
ing In tho bnfhtub nmong wrenches
nnd wafer, nnd he saw the water
Anil all he snld wns. "Well, I'll he
durned!" .lust like thnt-"Well. I'll
be durned!" Thnt was all he said.
Ellis Tarker Butler In Judge.
Didn't Want Too Muoh.
Amateur Nlmrod Can you show me
any bear tracks? Native-I kin show
you a bear. Amateur Nlinrod-ThanXs
awfully, old chnp. Trucks will suf-flce.-New
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