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GOT WHAT THEY WANTED.
rr HE first customer Miss Petersou
waited on was a captious old
lady with duplex eyeglasses,
who seemed fixed In the opinion that
the bashful, gentle, little wiles woman
meant to swindle her. She looked at
a dozen patterns of ginghams before
ahe found one that seemed to suit her.
At Uils she stared. Then she carried
It out to the door for closer Inspection,
fingered It, folded It and finally, glar
ing at the embarrassed girl, snapped:
-;Do you -mean- to- teii me, young
woman, that this Is a fast color?"
Miss Peterson was frightened. There
was a menacing challenge In the stout
customer's raucous voice.
"I'leuse, mu'aiu, I'll go and ask tbe
manager," said the demure girl.
"Humph! There's some doubt about
It, then, Is there?" sneered the fat
woman; "then we'll let It go. I thought
It looked cheap."
And the Indignant customer flounced
out of the store, leaving little Miss
Peterson with tesrs In her eyes and a
trembling sense of her own Inotli
clency. "When they ask you things like that
tell Viu yes," said Mrs. Ulllaru, the
Btar sales woman of Hen ton & Brown's
dry goods emporium; "all Uiese goods
are guaranteed. We haven't got any
dnlde stuff In (he store."
. Hut little Miss Peterson was getting
discouraged. She managed to run her
fmles up to $S.iK5 the second day, but
when Saturday night came the man
ager paid her off without a word or a
smile, and she was painfully aware
that he wasn't satisfied.
"Oo after the men," advised Mrs.
Olllam one day, when she saw Dorothy
hang back while another girl captured
S spruce-look Ini male purchp.Hcr; "tbe
men are easy. They buy quick, and If
you can help them out a bit they'll
never forget it Don't be so bashful,
J TU1.MK AUOCT VOIR B1ZE.
Jtorotby. The men aren't half as
cranky as the women. They won't
eat you, that's sure."
Hut It was along In May nearly two
months after her arrival In Red Cllft
that Miss Peterson began to suspect
that, after all, she had some latent
ability for business. She was busy
with a fidgety old woman, who con
sumed precious minutes Inspecting the
choiiHl handkerchiefs, when a young
tun it came In und stood by the counter.
".-'oiiicthllig today?" smiled Mrs.
Glllam, bustling up to him.
"I'll wait for this young lady," he
said politely. Indicating Dorothy.
Here was a little victory, Indeed!
To be preferred to Mrs. Oillain, whom
everylsnly knew as the most agreeable
and the best Informed employe In the
store! Little Dorothy blushed crimson
ami her heart fluttered with scared
delight, but she didn't look up. It
seemed hours till the old woman final
ly Selected her dozen hemstitched cam
brics, but when Dorothy turned, the
iilianif,.M ,.. ,fnlllrr KtiA irtiT,tti, tw, iu '
quite well that ha had bought some
thing before yes, a parasol. It had
been a quick sale, and, though she
couldn't think of any good reason why
be should Insist on her services, she
felt glad somehow.
"I'd Ilk to look at silk waists," he
said, drumming nervously on the
"I don't think we have any men's
waists, at least not In silk. She was
afraid to look at him.
-Oh, I want a lady's waist, please,"
he laughed softly, but without any hint
of Impertinence, "lt' for my moth
er." "What size, please?" A moment's
silence. When he did not answer she
looked suddenly Into but handsome
face and repeated, "vise, please?"
"I er that Is, I'm not certain, but I
vr think about your size."
Poor Dorothy was so flustered by
this unexpected reply that she didn't
hear the rest. She ran round to where
Mrs. (llllam was slipping new boards
Into some dress goods and said: "Meas
ure me, measure me, Mra. Glllam!
There's a man 'round there wants a
Ilk waist for his mother, and he says
sho'a my size." The motherly Mrs,
Olllam couldn't help laughing at the
Ingenuous excitement of Dorothy, but
ahe measured her quickly anil wh Iain-red
, "Thirty four, honey. Don't look
He bought the waist oil right, waited
respectfully for hl parcel and walked
out without further embarrasalng the
girl. When he apicarcd again next
morning Dorothy's heart fulled her.
8ho bad already exchanged two of her
ale of the day before, and ahe us
peeled that the waist didn't fit after
-all. Tb youiiifcinan saluted ber with
1 ' I
quiet courtesy and bought a belt, a
beautiful silken thing with silver orua
ments, and a love of a pendant puree.
And tberenfter for nearly two weeks
hardly a day passed that he did not
come to buy something for his mother.
Dorothy found herself harried with all
sorts of guesses about him. lie was
certainly very handsome. He must be
well off. What a good son he must
be always getting pretty things for
his mother. "And good sons," she
thoughtr"ufways "make good" She
was blushing furiously when In he
walked with bis musical good-morning
aud "I'd like to buy some silk gloves
"Your mother " said Dorothy, won
lerlng at her own audacity.
"Yes, please, miss. I think your size
will fit her exactly."
She thought It a little odd that he
couldn't ask bis own mother what size
of gloves she wore, but she got out her
array of filmy hand covers and he
bought generously. That was a red
letter day for Dorothy. She sold her
biggest bill nearly $75 worth-arid tbe
other girls and women began to envy
her this gallant prodigal young cus
tomer. To make matters more Inter
esting, for the first time he now, or
dered his purchases "sent," and for
hours after be was gone Dorothy,
greatly excited and pleased, she knew
not why, kept repeating his name and
address "George II. Sherrlck, 207
".Sherrlck? George II. Sherrlck?"
quoth Mrs. Glllam when Dorothy told
her the secret "why, he's the foreman
up at the Golden Chicken mine. He
lives with his mother up In Butte
street old lady's an Invalid, rheu
matic or something. Tbcy came out
here from Boston about the same time
you started In at the store."
I'.utte Btrect, like most of the envi
rons of Red Cliff, was a narrow, gorge
like thoroughfare with few houses.
Dorothy, perhaps by tbe merest acci
dent, strolled out that way often when
the May Sunday afternoons grew hot
ter, but one sultry evening while she
was a mile or so above tbe Sherrlck
cottage, watching the chipmunks scur
rying among tbe rocks, a sudden storm
broke like a cloudburst above the can
yon and drove her down the road like
a scared rabbit The downpour caught
her before she reached his house, and
as she was passing it, blinded by the
rain and deafened by the thunder, she
felt a strong hand laid gently on her
arm and In her car a well-remembered
"You must como In, miss. If you
please, mother nw you running from
Thus reassured and right glad of
shelter, she permitted Sherrlck to lead
her Into tbe cozy house.
"My mother, Miss " he paused for
"Dorothy Dorothy Peterson," said
the girl, not looking up, and vaguely
mindful that his mother was "Just her
size" she saw In the invalid's chair a
portly white-haired old lady, of at least
pounds. The kindly voice of the
mother, however, drove all speculation
from the girl's head and she took the
little wicker chair by the tea table,
ami began to dream of the old days
back Kast when her own mother was
alive, as tender and almost as ruddy as
this soft-voiced young man's.
But afterward, when the storm had
ceased and he was taking her home,
they had walked nearly a block In hap
py silence before he said:
"You've found me out, haven't you,
"How do you mean?" she said, hang
ing her head till her yellow curls hid
"My mother, you know," he an
swered trying to laugh easily. "I sup
pose, at least I'm afraid, you remem
ber the waists and things I bought?"
"Yes." Her voice was very low.
"Well, I might as well tell you tbe
truth. I didn't buy them for her not
for anyone In particular. I I'm a very
bashful man. Miss Dorothy, and I Just
wanted to get acquainted with you. I
didn't know how to go about It, don't
you see? So I kept going Into your
store, buying things anything you
reco m m c n d ed f or f o r '
"For your mother?" She looked up
shyly aud laughed and but what's tbe
use of going Into details. Dorothy has
lost a customer, but Benton & Brown
were glad to exchange little Miss Pe
terson's services for ber patronage,
and tbe last time she was In the store
Mrs. Glllam told her that her pink
waist fit her "like a tape measure."
Proper Kress lor rooni.
One of tbe largest ready-made cloth
ing bouses In tbe city received not long
airo from the remote Southwest a let
ter, the substance of which was,
"What Is the proper dress for a groom
In the afternoon?" The clerk who
opened the in a II. naturally enough, re
ferred the Inquiry to tlio livery de
partment. The bead of that branch
In turn dictated a brief reply, some
thing like this:
"Bottle-green coat, fawn colored trou
sers with top boots, Bilk bat with cock
ade. We can make prices as follows,
A week elapsed and the big store re
ceived a plaintive little note;
"I always knew It was expensive to
get married; but Cllu't J""' auggnst
something a Utile less elalmrate?"
What has become of tbe old fashion
ed dog that was "sicked" on the bogs,
and chewed their cart off?
Worthless Herman Over tha Corp of
a Worthless Man.
Tbe people of a certain town In
Maine were unanimous In the opinion
that If Abuer Harlow bad a gift for
anything It waa for taking charge of
funerals. He had the time, and he
was willing to spent It, too, as be had
no particular business of his own.
Moreover, his native wit aud his Inti
mate acquaintance with bis townspeo
ple made him a discriminating adviser
at the ticklish moment when a strange
minister tried to fit a sermon to the
life of the departed. But the Lewis
ton Journal chronicles one occasion
when even Abner could offer little as
sistance. A rather disreputable citizen bad
died, and Abuer was requested to hitch
up his old horse and drive to the next
town to ask the minister to conduct
the service. This the minister agreed
to do, but before he allowed Abner to
depart he tried to get a little material
for bis address.
"What sort of a man was he?" be
"Well, about the same as no man at
all," replied Abuer, frankly.
"I suppose bis loss will be felt more
or less lu the community," suggested
"They're all bearing up well under
It," said Abner, dryly.
"Was he a good man at heart?" ask
ed the minister.
"If he'd been accused of It the ver
dict would have been not guilty, and
the Jury wouldn't have left their
seats," returned Abuer.
"Did he attend church at all?" asked
"I never heard of bis doing it," said
"How did he die?" continued the
"Just the same as he lived sort o'
naturally," said Abner.
"I don't see how I'm to preach much
of a sermon under such circum
stances," said the minister,
"The neighbors all said Uiey didn't
think they wanted much of a sermon,
and so they sent me over to see you,"
The minister pocketed his discomfit
ure and a flve-dollar bill, and after tne
service Abuer met him again.
"Well," said he, "we got Just what
How the Laities Halted Money for the
"Our minister did not take any vaca
tion this summer," said Brown, with a
smile, as he began a conversation
which the Detroit Free Press reports.
"Why not?" asked the other man. "Cir
cumstances over which he had no con
trol forced him to stay at home," re
"He Intended t go away and had
made his arrangements, when several
enthusiastic members of his congre
gationmy wife was among them, and
the others were all women, too took
the matter out of his hands and told
bis wife 'confidentially not to pinch
aud save for bis outing, because the
members of the church had hit upon
the happy Idea of raising a sum espe
cially for his vacation.'
"As the minister has a large family
and his wife finds It hard to make
both ends meet, she waa only too glad
to spend the vacation money In other
"Well, the women held several 'af
fairs,' and managed to get something
over together. Then they decided
to make the presentation a gala event,
und give all the members of the church
a chance to speed the parson on his
way with good wishes.
'It occurred to them that a little
music would add to the occasion, and
so they engaged some musicians. One
member of the committee thought Hint
If there was musk-, light refreshments
would be In order, and she took It upon
herself to see that they were provided.
A third hit on the plan of having the
church decorated for the occasion, and
hired a man to do the work.
"Karly In the evening when they met
to compare notes they discovered that
their expenses had not only eaten up
the amount that they had raised for
the minister, but left them a matter of
two or three dollars In debt
"Oh. yes, the evening was a pleasant
one to some, but there wasn't any pre
sentation. On the way home I asked
my wife who was going to square the
" 'Why, Joseph,' she said, 'what a
question! The minister, of course. It
was all done in bis Interest.' "
Una Income from Tips.
In one of the popular musical extrava
ganzas a waiter says to a hotel mana
ger: "What wages do I get?"
"You glvo me half what you gather,"
says the manager.
lu exactly this way is much of tbe
service lu hotels and restaurants paid.
In one well-patronized uptown restau
rant the man who takes your bat and
coat pays tho proprietor $3.50 a day or
night for the privilege. He has four
assistants and be pays them. He does
this out of tho tips he receives.
To all but a few old and favored cus
tomers be gives checks. Upon those to
whom be does not give checks be waits
Ho addresses them by name and ex
presses the hope that they are well.
From these he expects to get nothing
less than a quarter, and he Is seldom or
His receipts have amounted to as
much as In a (lay and night, and sel
dom drop below $10. Now York Sun,
What has becomhc of the old-fashioned
man who, when his wife said she'ti
be there In a minute, growled: "Yes, I
know your minutes?"
I'REI.Y the host and hostess of a country place may make a gala occasion
iSuf a barn party happily combined with a harvest supper. The barn should
V-s bo swept and garnished for the occasion, the floor waxed for dancing, tha
BtalU piled high with fresh, Bweet hay. Gay Japanese lanterns should hang from
every beam, dusky corners may be lit with Jack-o'-lanterns, big bunches of un
busked corn may decorate the walls mid swing from rafters. In a prominent placa
a stage or platform should he arranged for the fiddlers, for, of course, the fiddle
should mske the music for a country dance. This stage could be made most at
tractive with foliage, trailing vines of bitter-sweet, branches of sumac with its
gorgeous colors, the fine old-fashioned coxcomb of rich crimson, the luxuriant
castor bean, cat-tails, the sunflower and other blossoms of a decorative and dar
The dance should consist mainly of the old country ones, such as "Tbe Vir
ginia Reel," "Tlie Lancers" and other "square dances," and they should be entered
into with. ft hearty, rollicking spirit.. Old-tints .games, such as bobbing, for apples,
paring apples and throwing the unbrokeu skins over the shoulder to see what
letters they form or a spelling bee may be introduced.
The upper room should be in a pavilion near at hand, or if not convenient or
expedient to have the pavilion, with the aid of plants, vinas, branches of trees and
vegetables piled high make a court or inclosure, in the midst of which place a
This impromptu supper room may be made fascinating. It should be well
lighted with Japanese lanterns and Jack-o'-lanterns. On all sides there should
be stacks of fruit, products of the garden things of beauty, as well as utility
inch as the red globe onion, pumpkins of a splendid orange, corn and field
The table should instantly attract every eye. It, by ita decorations, should
emphasize the character of the entertainment.
For the centerpiece use perfect fruits, golden pears, brilliant apples, luscious
peaches and beautiful clusters of grapes, purple, white and pink, massed artis
tically. The cloth may he decorated with grasses, garlands of corn silk and
wreaths of forest leaves. Here and there upon the board place broods of
chickens, herds of cows, in minintu"e, ajid groups of tiny rakes, plows and (,'arden
tools. Small baskets in imitation of bushel baskets may be filled with popcorn
and old fashioned molasses candy.
The supper should be substantial and at the same time delicious. The table
is set in true country style, everything on the festive board at once. The beaux
assist in serving the girls and the couples wander at their own sweet wills
through barn and grounds.
With a mellow evening, every nook and corner illuminated by the light of the
moon, with merry laughter and fragr.mt country odors floating on the balmy air,
could there be desired a better setting for an ideal, rural picture?
The Mother of Kvery Girt Should See
that Hie Can Prepare Food.
A rather pathetic Incident came un
der my notice a few months ago. A
young woman who bad married the
man of her choice made the discovery
when too late, that she was totally un
fitted for the duties she would have
to perform In her new position. She
had no experience In cooking anything
besides frying bacon and making tea.
Even porridge was a failure when she
attempted to make It. "The reason of
all this?" you ask. Well, her mother
was so accustomed to cook for ber fam
ily that she was unwilling to hand
over the reins to her daughter, al
though the latter was quite ready to
The mother's excuse was that ber
husband was extremely fastidious re
garding bis meals, and she feared do
mestic disturbance if they were not
prepared In the way he had hitherto
enjoyed. No doubt tbe woman meant
well, but I think that not only was her
husband a selfish man, but she was a
very unwise woman not to consider
her daughter's future happiness, and I
feel sure that every right-minded read
er will agree with me. So much com
fort and domestic peace depends upon
the skill of the middle class wife as
cook and housekeeper that I wonder
at any mother expressing her unwill
ingness to teach her girl every branch
of household work. I have heard that
a hungry man Is an angry man, and
especially is this true when he comes
home from work and finds before him
a meal prepared In such a way as to
render It unenjoyuble if not uneat
able. The poor young wife may have
done ber best, but a disappointed, tired
man will uot recognize the fact; what
he wants is the knowledge that his
earnings are spent judiciously, bis food
cooked In n nice, tempting maimer and
served on a ileal ly arranged table.
If your daughter Is at home all day,
let her take the dinner entirely in band
two days a week. To make It clear,
give ber a certain sum In the morning,
or the evening before, If more conven
ient, and let her go out and purchase
the necessary things for the day's din
ner; then let her cook the meal. If
she falls, s she may do, the first few
times. Is It not better for you to be
with her ami to show her where she
goes wrong than for ber to hear the
reproaches. If not worse, of an impa
tient husband? No doubt nlie will be
less careful with butter, sugar, eggs,
etc., than you are, but a little patience
on your part, and willingness to Im
prove on hers, will soon teach ber those
little "economies In the kitchen" which
nre so necessary If you wish to make
both cuds meet, with a limited Income.
I beard a mother say one day: "I
can't bear to see my daughter cooking.
She burns as much coal for a little
stew and a vegetable as would be
wanted for a big roast." Of course,
that Item has to be watched, and If
the meat Is put on to stew very early
In the morning a small fire suffices
to cook It. A mother Is the only one
who can teach the girl all these little
things, for she can do It In ber owu
quiet manner without Impatience or
There Is another side to the picture.
A man, while praising his wife's skill
as a housekeeper, naturally looks with
gratitude on the girl's mother who has
trained ber so well; and In this case
the mother-in-law Is not the despised
crenture that writers of fiction would
have U" believe. The Scotsman.
ONE OE NATURE'S TRAGEDIES.
Unexpected Iloim thnt Overtook a
Little Is known by tbe average man
of the tragedies which are constantly
occurring in wild life. One well known
naturalist, Indeed, goes so far as lo
say that no wild animal dies a "nat
ural" death. Now and then an Instance
comes to light, like the following, from
tbe New York Hun, which shows how
the llfo of a wild creature hi suddenly
snuffed out The narrator waa In a
canoe watching a kingfisher that bad
alighted on the dead branch of a tree
on tbe edge of the pond.
Suddenly the bird rose and dropped
straight down into the water like a
stone, and disappeared beneath the sur
face. It reappeared almost immediate
ly with a fish in its long, spear like blll(
but It had scarcely regained the sur
face when It disappeared again with
a suddenness that led me to think thai
something bad seized it from below
It did not come up again, and after
time I rowed to the spot where it ha
gone down to find an explanation of Its'
A dead pickerel about eight inches
long was floating on the surface neaf
the shore. It was doubtless the ona
the kingfisher bad caught. Soon after
ward I saw an odd-looking object float
ing near. On examination it proved
to be a big pickerel and the kingfisher,
One of the bird's legs was between
the pickerel's jaws, the long teeth of
which went through the flesh. Tha
kingfisher's spear-like bill ran clean
through the pickerel's body, from side
to side, a few Inches below the gills.
No doubt the pickerel had seized tlx
kingfisher by the leg as the bird waa
rising from the water with the small
fish, and had pulled It back Into thd.
water, expecting to dine upon the king
fisher. Tbe bird had turned In self-defense
and driven Its sharp beak
through the pickerel, inflicting a mortal
wound. The pickerel, with bulldoa
tenacity, had kept Its bold on the bird'
leg, and the two had died together.
DOG RIDES A HORSE OR BICYCLE.
One who Is long In the towu ol
Westchester, Pa., will become ac
quainted with Matt, a four-year-old
cocker spaniel belonging to Mr. J. B
l-'lsher, because not to know Matt it
to nrgue one's self unknown, not t
mention the fact that Matt Is a verj
desirable acquaintance to have.
His full name is Matt Quay, and hi
Is as sharp In canine sagacity ns it
the other Matt in political sagacity
Matt knows all the ordinary tricks oi
dogs, and In addition he has aecom
plishmcnls acquired and natural that
are almost human. He loves boys nnc
boys' sprts, and there Is nothing
that be likes better than to mount
bicycle, with a small boy to do th
work, and ride by the hour.
Another divertlsetnent of Matt Is t
mount n pony behind a boy, and sit
ting astraddle, with his forefeet hug
glug the hid In the saddle, ns an
boy would do, stay on and ride at
kng as they will let him. In th
winter It Is bis heart's delight to Jolt
the boys at coasting and take a "belly
whopper" along with the rest of them
At this sjsirt be never tires, and titer
Is iiIwm.vx a place for Matt on som
boy's sled. He Is willing to do his part
drawing tbe sled back again, too, and
his eyes sparkle and he shouts In hit
own way Just as the boys do In theirs
H?io 1 ton )) n the Propriety.
A Syracuse woman wants a bicycle
but is doubt fill whether It would b(
proper for the mother of a 72-year-old
girl to ride. Her family have no doubt
on the question, tiuti unfeelingly pro
blblt tho purchase of ft wheel.
What n tfood memory some peoph
have for mischief!
6MOKINQ HURTS BOYS.
tabulated Statement of ObacrvatlMM
In a Public Institution.
In a late number of the School JToor
lal there are presented some Interest
ing observations of the effect of cigar-
itte-smoklng upon boys In public In
stitutions. A public school of about
500 pupils was taken as an example,
ind In this school It was found that
the boys were very much Inferior to
the girls in every way. It was also
found that a large majority of tbe boy
were habitual cigarette smokers. Aaf
Investigation was ordered to ascertain
exactly bow far the sniokin? waa to
blame for the boys' Inefficiency and
low moral condition. The investigation1
extended over several months of cloea
observation of twenty boys whom it
was known did not use tobacco in anj
form and twenty boys known to b4
"cigarette fiends." The nonsmokera
Were drawn by lot. The report repre
sents the observation of ten teachers.
The pupils investigated were from tht
tame rooms in tbe same schools. No
guess work was allowed. Time was
taken to get at tbe facts of the case
on the twenty questions of inquiry,
hence the value of the report.
The ages of the boys were from 10
to 17. The average age was a little
over 14. Of the twenty smokers twelve
hud smoked more than a year and
some of them several years. All twen
ty boys used cigarettes, while some of
them also used pipes and cigars occa
sionally. The following table shows
the line of investigation and also the
No. P.C. No. P.C.
1. Nervous 14 70 1 6
2. Impaired hearing 13 65 1
3. Poor memory 12 60 1 B
4. Bad manners 16 80 2 W
5. Low deportment 18 80 2 10
0. Poor physical condition 12 60 2 10
7. Had moral condition... 14 70
8. Bad mental condition. . 18 90 1 6
9. Street loafers 16 80 .. ..
10. Out nights 15 75 .J
11. Careless In dress 12 CO 4 20
12. -Not neat and clean ... 12 60 1 8
13. Truants ., 10 oO
14. Low rank lu studies... 18 90 8 18
15. Failed of promotion. . .79 .. 2 ..
16. Older than average of
(Trade 19 90 2 1
17. Untruthful 9 45 .. . ,
18. Slow thinkers 19 95 ' 8 10
19. Poor workers or not
able to work continu
ously IT 86 1 8
20. Known toattend church
or Sunday School 1 5 9 4?
The following personal peculiarities
were noticed in the smokers:
Twelve of the cases had poor memo
ries and ten of the twelve were re
ported as very poor, only four had fall
memories and not one of the twenty
boys had a good memory. Eighteen
stood low In deportment, only one waa
good and none was excellent. Seven
of them were very low, being com
stantly in durance vile because of thell
actions. Twelve of the boys were in
poor physical condition, six being sub
Ject to "sick spells" and were practio
ally physical wrecks already. Eight
were reported as being in a fair 01
good condition, but none was excefc
lent. The table shows that the aven
age efficiency of the average boy In thU
school who had never used clgarettci
Is represented by about 95 per cent, or
In other words, out of 100 such boyf,
95 of them are reasonably sure of get
ting at least a good common school
CLOAK AND TENT COMBINED.
Latest of inventions for military
purposes is a combined shelter ten!
and poncho cloak. When campaign
Ing, it should be explained, a soldiei
carries as a part of his equipment a
half tent, a poncho and a blanket
The tent, of heavy cotton cloth, If
useless except as a tent, and the com
blned weight of the articles mentioned
Is a serious burden.
Another serious difficulty frequently
encountered with campaigning In th
tropics, even In the rainy season, if
that of obtaining a pure water supply,
Ualn may fall In torrents, yet the sol.
dler be compelled to obtain big watel
supply from filthy puddles nnd stajp
nant pools, where It Is polluted by d
caylng vegetable and animal matter.
The combined half tent and poncho,
made of a waterproof fabric called
"rubberized wool," will not only serve
with another like It, provided by a
second soldier, to build a shelter, btr)
Is converted Into a cloak by thrusting
one's head through the middle of it
Incidentally, It has, near tbe low
edge, a water pocket, Into which rala
falling upon the tent la drained, to b
preserved for future use.
While he was being shown about Cht
oago by the mayor of tho city, tin
French ambassador, Monsieur Cam
bon, expressed bis thanks, says tht
New York, Times, and added:
"Hut I am sorry so to cockroach on
"Oh," answered the mayor, "don't
think of that. Hut you don't mean
ockroach, Monsieur Cambon; It's cn
roach you mean,"
"Oh, Is It? I see a difference In
vVhat ornery people there arc In tha
.vorldl But you can't reform them.
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