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b V (pinions of
4&M M I 1 It I
Ike llilissq. of Education.
I If" it be admitted, an Indeed
cation like ererrthlnc- .Ie
Pi (I M lit should be admitted also
l!t.V1lM useful on, la some
Jr aStral" " ' true that th tendency of inueh of
tl TWale4ucatloa la to take the student, off Into a
""land of dresms and to detach him from the
scenes of active lire, lsut that need not be so, or If so,
taed only be ao for a while. It la not lost time If young
binds are allowed to tarry for a period under the iufiu
mce of Hie Ideal, and of the aesthetic family. Idealism Is
It th foundation of all true practicality. Every grand
loer baa been at first a great dreamer.
But Jnat as surely as the Ideal ia preparatory for high
er tiring, and study the foundation of success, so surely
trait the type of cloistral life which characterizes the col
lege glva place sooner or later to the serious workaday spirit
Irhlcn' enters the arena of social, commercial, or perhaps
political life to accept the task and fulfill the duties of
patriotic citizenship. The tine of education Is not meant
to be a purely scltlsh use. Culture should not terminate iu
the personal eip-Tience of tlie educated man.
It remains for the young graduates to put thai creed
hito practice. Knowledge la tower, and knowledge Is a
lacred trust. It Is perfectly true that this Idea Is lielng
. abused in some of the Industrial excesses of the day Where
aien are taught to become nothing but expert machines,
rapable of turning out so much work, or of earning In
creased dtlvdeud fur somebody else, at the expense of the
training of the mind and the development of the religious
oature. Hut such overemphasis upon the Industrial Idea
la education loe not militate against a proper amount of
utiUtarlsm, and while not all knowledge can be practical,
in the sense of money making or comfort-bringing, all cul
ture of the mind should have a distinct relation to the
bc"tterln of human life and the elevation of the masses
of mankind. New York Observer.
OW that parlor cars and sleeping cars on trol
ley lines are established we may be privileged
to speculate a bit as to what will come next
as an annex of the broomstick train. Suppose
we hazard Hie rucks that it
I house- first c.i us! ii to the house
lligof Hptji'Saud si.letra k
country or seashore at a fair and tar distance from the
main lines resting places for tle-M- movable dwellings could
be comfortably managed. Af one of tin in a trolley house
, iilght remain' for as lung, a tJme as contentment was the
" staying power, and v. hen this burned out the trolley pole
udgbt.be put In contact with the wire and the trolley
"Jiofrse trundled away to pastures new. of course this N
;iil-rclpr the roughest outline of a possible development
W the ttioettk: ear, tint It Is the plea-antcst part upon which
the lay mind can dwell. Ietails of It, like the securing of
'Mailable drinking water and the training of every tenant
of one of these dwellings to be his own niotormau may
a well be left to the consideration of those whose business
it .would be to perfect thetn. Boston Trauscript.
American Girls and foreign
IIKKI'! cfiuld be no ireater
I asseitiou that the marriages
I I with foreigners of rank are
rlil(Wtuo. i ji ui a iuaiiri
there were at least three
marriages In Trance for one
ens of American girls have married French
nobles of the smdent regime, to say nothing of those who
obtained their titles from Napoleon, like Prince Mural.
, Anumj; these may be mentioned the Due de la llochcfou
vsuld; riff? Duc'dx 1)1 no, njid the I)uc de Deeazes. Many
an Italian noble, from Prince Colontia down, has married
an AaicHcao. yotiag woifi-nn. There are examples of such
marriages it , th Spanish '.peerage also; the Duchesse
d'Areo Is an American. , Many1 American girls have mar
Tied Orrman nobles, aud one of them, Miss Iee, of New
ERftORS ABOUT MAO DOG8. I
I'njmlMr l'clif Concerning
I hut Ar Deeply Rooted.
There are some popular beliefs not
h;u.u- chissiible ns superstitions which
com too deeply rooted for ' universal
education to t'esfroy. Several of these
concern mud dogs. The idea that a
," -, l'ic,ttliy don, which bites a person must
If iilM letaiise If It whould at some
fritnro time go mad the person bitten
-.vrofcul huveIi'yjrroprtobla Is reluctantly
f , vi'veti tip, even by some persons of ed
neirttiHi. Kvv'ii more strange Is the be
,,.lu'f in 'niNiistones" tibont which much
: f,'4ls Ik-oIi printed 'of, 'late. . There are
't'trUtjiV nejdsJoiii's'Mw.tlils country and
' ;.Ui- hir.r In'jhe.lf etHcucy always
, i kiio w wh'ere the nearest one Is kept.
4lfi HT4s,tlicsf oriMwstojjes are pub--f''lie,
nstitutiotis, '"otiie- of them have
rttr'aiius histories. ( ' .
.e!V,i-lijio ,'M t!if. property of an Ohio
, . IWgnt'.fciHUCil L'cpp, imu on ins uraiu
'. 51iiiiiik; froto which, according to re-
was TtHttiiiy uik'u nnu oi-
.', pliiss to Jie sounu or a woman omen
by a supjMJsedly rabid dog. The same
".''' 'flit'!rf.-ttert tfint the dog was not
ff " inad'-aftei all, but that Um woman re
'.. celved blood poison from the stone
,i-'8iid died. That stone's career of beal
ulug aliould be ended by now, .
A Ylrglnlu newspaper recalls that
another "inndstone" was kept at the
. vj HUite iK'iiltjuitlury for many year and
wus free for tbo use of any person
' -who wanted It applied to bite or
', other wound. "Later a "tnadstone"
which may perhaps have been the
. ' saute specimen was sold at auction in.
the country for. $39... .
. ,t Terhups the stone having the most
remarkable history Is 'in Kt. Louis, nnd
oiio'of lis "curs" lias recently been
exjdoitrtf In the newspapers. It was
T brought to tills country In 1887, by a
ilusslsu physician who settled In No
;; yiidjt.rMe suld that the stn had been
usei In, Itusslii for 150 years, In proof
of wlilclfact bo submitted docqnmnts
(WiJlien on, 'parchment In ltvasls.il)
' 1Ulch th people In Nevada Vad.-t9
take Aflj tirtKias ,Wiey could nqt read
' Um taSiftMge. Us offered the stone
Great Papers on Important Subjects. 4
I IU l 1.1 I I i t I H 44 ..i 1 4 I 14 It 4 4
York, at present Uie wifd of fount vou W'aldersee, had
for her first husband a reigning prince, the Duke of Au-.
gustenburg, who was eligible for intermarriage with any,
Imperiai family In Europe. There have been fewer ex
amples of such marriages in A ustro-Hungary. At this
moment we recall but two. that of Miss Carroll, who mar
ried Count Esterhazy, and who now lives' in Washington,
and that of Miss Mabel Wright, who first became Mrs.
Ysuaga,' sister-in-law of the Dowager Duchess of Man
chester," and subsequently married a member of the blgh
Hit Hungarian aristocracy. Whether the rule about bIi
teen (jUHrterlngs, which Is so rigorously observed In the
court circle at Vienna, has been relaxed In be favor we
know not. The truth Is that the number of American
women who have marrlisl European nobles would be
found, upon a complete enumeration, to have exceeded con
siderably a hundred. We add that, while there have been
flagrant exceptions, these international marriages seem,
as a' rule, to have brought the average amount of happi
ness. Harper's Weekly.
it must, that edu
limnlil hv an root
that that end must
real and practical
I I farmers
1 I not been
tions wholly artificial in their origin. Chief among these is
the. tying up of large bodies of the best lauds lu the hands
of speculators who are holding them for a rise. Take a
trip, on almost any railroad leading out Of St. Paul, and
all along Its line will be found that the unimproved laud
exceeds In aiTeage the amount reduced to cultivation. Iu
great numbers of instances there has been no thought of
Improving H by lis present owners. They have bought it
on speculation, and when they sell, it Is an even chance
that the transfer will be to some other speculator. Drive
the speculator 'but of the field, and the vacant stretches
between villages will soon be occupied by farms. At pres
ent, even In the wonderfully fertile and productive region
of the Ib'd K'iver of the North, a vast acreage is unoccupied-held
on speculation. St. Paul Pioneer Press.
will be the trolley
boat. liy the build-
indclighlf ill snoNat
ital, it appears, Is the most dangerous factor in the busi
ness life, as. it Is Mie greatest obstacle to getting Into busi
ness.. Incompetence, together with Inexperience, which
amounts to incompetence, accounts for a very large per
centage of failures. If to Incompetence and Inexperience
we add "unwise credits," we find that .'!') per cent of fail
ures are explained. It amounts to this. In brief, that nearly
a third of those who fall In business are not well qualified
for It; another third try to do too large a business, and the
rest fall by renson of fraud, competition, extravagance, neg
lect, failures of others, speculation and causes beyond the
wisest man's control. Haltlmore Sun.
mistake than the
of American girls
mainly confined to
u( u voiiuij
In England, liny.
deafening noises, prolonged through the twenty-four hours,
are not only offensive to the ear, but Injurious to the
health. It becomes necessary, therefore, for the modern
world to combat loud noise Just as It combats heavy smoke
and noisome odors. Chicago Tribune.
THE LATEST TRICK CYCLING FEAT.
, To a (jcrman, Paul M under, belongs the dubious honor of belfig the
latest claimant to fame as' ft dii'redcvil bicycle rider. Until recently Munder
wus an nmateur bicyclist, but his Isild spirit refused to be confined by the
feats performed by his brethren, and he has blossomed out as' a circus per
former with an act,, that takes one's .breath awny. , Dashing down a steep
Incline from a. .height of fifty feet, ho and his bicycle leap through the nir
for a distance of nearly forty feet,-landing on a mattress. At present Mr.
.Munder Is trying to amuse the people of iterlln with this exhibition of
foolhardlness, and It I; said (bat he will soon put himself on exhibition
before American aud fences. . , , ' - ' , '' , ,. ,
for sule at fl.CiK), and a farmer' who
bad seen a similar : wfoiie elsewlieVe
and had faltlfn It agitated the forma
tion of a' stock company to buy the
stone. ;. (About a thousand stocklmldcrs
paid $1 each and the remaining- sjyn
tiessury .was contributed by the jjrjjd-;
ent owner. The stone was used qii all
the animals and most persomV fliat
were bftteii by' dogs. In at leasi one
case, the owner says, the dog wits not
shot on the'Ht, but kept until It died
of unmistakable rabies. So celebrated
are the virtues of this stone that the
neighbors are 'Willing tv believe that
an offer of $3,000 for" It has befii, re
fused. New York Evening Tost . . ,
; ; . ; lxul- 1 "" "
it Mbdsm nUn Weddlnc
A tnadern Indian weidl'uit 'contains a
grotos'(iufclnaftf1' clVr.aHWlrtfl'a)' ' '' 'i
Homesteaders Driven to Canada.
IIK recent miiMii I ion of thontMndH of Aiiit'rican
to the regions of Western Canada has
througn any lack of opportutdty, in
uie legioua Ol .l luin-sou uiio ut'j;iiuiii iii.
States, created by natural cifuses. Whatever
lack of opportunity or room exists, anywhere
south of the boundary line, Is the n suit of con-
Ceusrs of futures.
NAI.Y.l.Vi the causes of failure Iu the 1. tilted
States In psi'J, American Industries linds that
of the failures 'JO per e nt. were due to
ineopipctenre, ,'iu per cent to lack of capital, 17
per cent to special circumstances beyond the
business man's control, 1.0 per cent to fraud
and 7 per cent to Inexperience. Lack of cap
It 10 modern world littvin,, f.Iin..r,,.l Irtf a tr
I llizatlon which, with Its factories and rail
I roads, seems to promise a continual crescendo
oi noise, nas ai last discovered a ract wuich
the mediaeval world was fortunately unable
to discover. This fact Is that piercing and
and barbarism.' as wtli be srnm frnm'
the folio wlug. acaount of a rnaTrlage
ccTemony which recently occurred Ui
"The bride was handsomely attired'
Iu pink silk foulard, with pink silk
Ulbjj.on Msh, blue collar and cuffs, black
hat, with yellow, arid TavondT trim
tilings, a green veH and black glomes.
The brldiifroora wore the conventional
lJae.k, except his coat, which, It bebng
a warm day, he had left at home. U
carrlis:! nn Immense eagle wing;"
Probably no one Is jumped on so
(jttlcltly or so hard as the minister. who.
liHppeus fa stray trorn tbe stTiilfeht tf"nd
narrow" 'path. ' 1 1 '
Beware of a chance a6a!nttaee.
who witnU' to pot ytra ntt to a'sui1
Robert at Lincoln.
Merrily swinging ou brier sud weed.
Near to tint uest of his little dame,
Uver the motiiituiu side or mead,
Itobert of I.ioeoln is telling his naiue;
Spink, spank, spiuk;
Hung ami safe is that nest of ours.
Hidden among the summer flowers.
Che, che", chee.
Roliert of Lincoln is ayly drest,
Weariug a briglit black weldiiig coat;
White arc his shuultiers and white his
.IiiijL, spank, spink;
Look, what a nice new coat is mine,
.Sure there was never a bird so fine.
Obee, chee, chee.
Itobert of Lincoln's Quaker wife,
Pretty and (piiet, with putin brown
Passing at home a patient life,
I'.roods iu the grass while her husbaud
Spink, spunk, spink ;
linsiil, kind creutiire: you need not feat
Thieves and robbers while I am here.
Chee, chee, chee.
Modest snd shy as a mm Is she;
One weak chirp is her only note.
Ilraggiirt and prince of braggarts is he,
Pouring boasts from his liitie throat:
tspuiK, Hiniik, iiuk;
Never was I afraid of man;
Catch me, cowardly knaves, if you can!
Chcc, chee, chee.
Tix white eggs on a bed of hay.
Flecked with purple, a pretty sight!
There as the mother sits all day,
Itobert is singing with all his might.
Iloh o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink. spank, spink;
Nice good wife that never goes out,
Keeping house while I frolic about.
Chee, dice, chee.
Soon as the little ones chip the shell,
Six. wide mouths are open for food;
Itobert of Lincoln bestirs him well,
(iathering seeds for the hungry brood.
Spink, spnnk, spink;
This new life is likely to be
Hard for a gay young fellow like me.
Chee, chee, chee.
Robert of Lincoln at length is ninde
Sulier with work ami silent with care.;
Off is his holiday garment laid.
Half forgotten that merry air,
I lob o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink ;
Nobody -knows .but my tnatc nnd-l
Where our nest and our nestlings lie.
'' Chee, chee, chee.
Summer wanes; the children are grown;
Fun and frolic uo more he knows;
llohert of .Lincoln's a humdrum crone;
Off he flies, and we sing as he goes.
-1 '.ob-o.'-l ink, bob-o'-l in k,
Spink, spank, spink;
When you can pipe that merry old
.ltohert of Lincoln, come back again.
Chee, chee, chee.
W. C. Bryant
Ye batiks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom ae fresh and fair?
I low can ye chaunt, ye little birds.
And I sae weary fu' of care?
Thou'lt break my heart, thou warbling
That wantons through the flow'ry
Thou mind'st me o' departed joys,
Itepartcd never to return.
Oft hue I roved by bonnie Doon,-
i To see the rose and woodbine twine,
When ilka bird sung o' his love,
And fondly sue did I o' mine.
WT lightsome heart I pul'd a rose,
Ku' sweet upon its thorny tree,
Hut my fuuse lover stole my rose
And, ah. lie left the thorn wt' me.
ASLEEP IN THE SNOW,
Explorer Win Thnuit'it He Had Died
Alter Headline Top of Aconcp-un
' After te.iihing the top of Ae.in.'agtia,
one of the highest peaks In South
America, Reginald Rankin was over
taken by a blinding sn iwstorm.. His
companions he had left at a 'camp
in ili s bil iw. Ills d scent on the' moun
ts Iu Is described 'In Longman's Maga
zine. The farther he went the worse
grew the storm; sx.on he could only we
u few feet in front of him. Twice on
slippery, hard snow he fell, aud was at
once whirled down the slope at a ter
rific pace. How far he rolled In this
way he could not 1 11, but It must have
been some' hundr-ids of feet.
"The deadly cild of that blizzard at
twenty-two thousand feet wag fast ov
ercoming me," he enys. "I felt that I
could go no farther. By the side of a
big rock I saw a lljtle seo e.l-out hol
low In the t-now. 'Houbtlais,' thought
I, 'this is my appointed wave.' 1 sat
down,ln It.. quit, glad to, have ended
v '''Whan awoke I thought I was
d,cad. . The crescent moon, was .riding
through a sky of deepest metallic blue,
against which the white peaks thnt ou
every side hedged In .my view struck
with an almost unearthly contiast.
As I gradually cotppreheiided the fu.l
HlorJes-Qf that mugplfli cnt scene extil-'
isiLb tilled .my ,koh). n,"4'he kings of the
world,' Nald I to myself, 'nre not half ,
as well burled ns I am.' 1
. "There was a certain amount of
raust', apart from fh r:c, lved .r.idcj.m
thaj people who go to sleep In snpy
stortus 'tiever tveke'u'p ngaln, why 1
I wus uueriy w iiuui seiatiin or iy
kind iii.uiy limbs, and wlun I tried to
)mve them they madn-jio f(isonse'.
;n "TWiimw, 'tQftt.v1i&0. censed soon
aftsr I lay down the previous evening.
tor 1 wis 6rfly partly co ver4wBA my
feet stuck black out of the white man
tle, with the toes turned Inward to
ward me in "a horrible curl. I bgan
by trying to work my right arm, aud '
after desjjerate efforts 1 broke It loose
from the ice which had frozeuf It hard
to the snow tsu ath. Then I worked
my left arm lote. Having freed my
arms, I broke my back free from the
ice the heat of my body had gener
ated, and sat up aud tried to work my j
legs. Here I was less successful; my
legs seemed paralyzed: I could not
move them at all.
"At this stage In the proceedings my
delight In having the finest tomb on
earth was sorely dashed. Hwe was
I tied to the top of Aconcagua like a
dog to bis keunel. Every man must
die once, but I strongly resented having
to go through the process a second
time. After about half an hour's con
centrated effort of will I succeeded In
freeing my right leg, which appeared
to be very nearly as useless free as it
was tied, so numb and limp did it
feel. With the left leg I bad still
more trouble. At last I had lotu legs
more or less at my command; but they
obeyed orders very slowly aud reluct
antly, aud the feet were both abso
Mr. Rankin's fingers were partly
frozen, his feet completely frozen, so
that upon reaching civilization the toes
were amputated. Sy superhuman exer
tions he reached his guides, who had
given hlrn up for lost and they hur
ried him down the mountain. His suf
ferings on the journey were extreme,
and uiwn reaching Inca he was helpless
for a considerable time.
COAL MINING IN BRITAIN.
Great Diflicultie Kncounterel In
Mnkins Some Rhuftn.
With Increased and increasing de
mand for coal came the necessity for
opening out lower seams, and deeper
shafts meant a heavier capital expendi
ture In colliery enterprise, says the
Engineering Magazine. It is worthy
of remark how little the outside public
realize of the great difficulties that
often have to be overcome in sinking
such as passing through water-bearing
strata or running sands or of the
enormous cost entailed by some col
As early as the year 1820 John Hud
dle, In giving evidence before the
House of Lords, declared that, the cost
of sinking, even then, was frequently
10,(100 to il-ViOO; and .1. T. Taylor
stated before a select committee on
rating of mines iu IS" that nt Has
well colliery In the comity of Durham,
1140.000 was expended In contending
witlr a quicksand, and that the shaft
had ultimately to be abandoned. At
Murton collieery, a few miles distant
from 1 1 as well, L'iiH),(m was expended
in sinking, the quantity of water
pumped during the operation of pass
ing through the overlying rnagnesian
limestone bed amouuted to an average
of 0,300 gallons per minute from a
depth of 040 feet; and the three shafts
ultimately reached the Hulton seam,
nt a depth of 1.4NS feet from the sur
face, iu April, ISL'l, Many deep and
costly sinkings several much deeper
than In the last Instance have been
put down Blnee the Murton Winning,
but none, I believe, at a greater ex
penditure of capital, owing doubtless
to the greatly Improved methods now
employed In carrying out such opera
tions through watery strata notably
the Kind-Chaudron system whereby
the shaft is bored out and the side
protected by metal cylinders lowered
from the surface; and the Poetseh or
Gobert methods, whereby the water Is
frozen In the "running" sand, or other
water-bearing strata, and the shaft
suuk through the solid ma-ss.
It Answereil Well.
Wife (with solicitude of tone) It
must be very lonesome sitting all by
yourself nt night, 'mlauciiig your
Husband (tenderly) It is, my dar
ling. Wife I have been thinking about it
for some time, and now I have got a
pleasant surprise for you.
Husband A pleasant surprise?
Wifiv- Yes, dearest. I sent for
mother yesterday, and I expect her
this evening. I mean to have her stay
with us a long time. She will take
care of the .children, and I can go
down nnd sit in the oilice with you
while .vou work.;
Husband The dickens that is to
!ty, I couldn't think of you going to
Wife It's in.V' duty, dearest. I ought
to have thought. of Mt before, but it
never enme to my mind till , yester
day. Oh, "John, forgive me for not;
thinking of your comfort sooner. Iiut
If I will go and sit with you to-night
Husband To-night! Why, I I the
fact is I got through with thy books
Wtfo-fYou did? How delight fli'l!
And so you can now stay at home
every evening. I'm so glad.
. And the delighted wife .ran off to
make preparations for the reception of
her mother, while the husband, wlfh
sombre brow, sat looking at the pic
tune of a card party, with one member
absent, in the glowing grate.
, Upstairs. , , ', i
"Fifteen- two and a jpalr' makes
fotjr," saild Rubbubs, who was playing
cribbage with Topley. "What have
you In your crl-U?"
"Ah!1; replied Popley, uWnt-niliidd-ly.
''Just the sweetest 'Ittfe'obtsnnis
tootstims girl In the world." Philadel
..WJiftu ..j'Q)Ljiour .a married niun say
lie' hasn't made up his mind nlftmt a
llifng he'ln'onns that he hasn't-nsked
his, wife about It.
Tho nfflco lilltirtnir MRinn la ArtAn rnr
twelve months each year. J
Aaurlcaai To Bumy to Devote Tbas
hItci to Original Heaearcb.
The American man of science work!
in the general laboratory of applica
tion and assimilation, say the Book
lovers' Magazine. The individual aul
epoch-making discovery is not usually
made under American conditions. It
has not been here that chemistry has
been recognized by the periodic law of
Mendelejeff, or physics by Holmhoitz's
conception of the conservation of en
ergy. The greatest work of mathe
matics has not come from Americans,
and it is not from them (if we ercept
the, work of Willard and Walcott
Gibbs; that the flying leap has been
taken from the conceptions of tne
mathematicians to the concepts- of
molecular or chemical physics. Amer
ican physicists last winter seemed to
be principally occupied in describing
to more or less popular audiences wliat
French and English physicists had. ac
complished In radium and radiant en
ergy. The broad, continuous record ia
made here iu a wide rouud. So Is the
practical application of scientific dis
covery made elsewhere; but the Initial
discovery, the co-ordinating theory is
not usually American.
Hossemer. a German, discovered the
steel process that bears his name. En
glish capital applied it. The United
States makes more than half tho
world's Hessemer. This Is not an in
variable sequence, but it is frequent.
Research in Germany; primary applica
tion in England; expansion in Amer
ica. It is in this country, most rife with
the application of science but deficient
in original research, that Mr. Andrew
Carnegie has given to this special work
the largest endowment yet consecrated
to the extension of the boundaries of
knowledge. It is a favorite theory in
American scientific circles that much
discovery is stifled here by the insist
ent claims of teaching on time and
strength. If this be so the revenue
of the Carnegie Institute furnishes an
escape. If it does not the cause for
the relative absence of discovery must
lie looked for in our imperfect elemen
tary education, which stifles where it
should stimulate and dulls by routine
and mechanical teaching, leyii.g tho
mind unable to profit to the highest by
higher study in succeeding ycjirs.
THE UTIIFR-iN-LAW OF LIROPE.
Herewith is reproduced the lalest
portrait of King Christian, of Den
mark, -who has been dubbed the
"father-in-law of Europe" owing t the
fact that his children have married
into reigning families of several of the
great powers. One of his daughters Is
Queen Alexandra, of England, 'who
does not let a year.; .pass without pay
ing a visit to her royal sire. ' The 'pboto
graph from which the illustration waa
made was taken at Vienna while King
Christian was pitying a visit to his son-ln-Law,
the Duke of Cumberland.
German Anti-Tipping League.
A movement has just been started
in Berlin to abate, if possible, the prac
tice of tipping in enfes and restaur
ants. An anti-tipplng league has been
founded In Berlin, with brandies In
the principal cities of Germany. The
members of the league sign a pledge
to frequent only those restaurants and
cafes in which tipping is strictly! pro
hibited. The proprietors of'iiie es
tablishments which abolish thctipplng
will be supplied gratis with a big sigu
bearing the 'letters "O. T." (Ohne trink
gcrd) meaning "no tips," printed in
'largo typo. Tho waiters themselves
profess' to be in favor of the Innova
tion as long ns their employers pay
them a wage sufficiently large to en
able them to diftpttifee 'with tips, ft
would be a great rolicf to the travel
ing public, nnd particularly to Ameri
can tourists, who nt home are- not ac
customed to be taxed nt every turn, if
the league should become a success.
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i He Wanted to Choose. , ,
A small hoy. was told by djls' niotbet
thnt there would; be a- ne,wtyatyy for
him to play with, as the -doctor 'as go
ing to1 bring It in bis black bag That
afternoon the youngster appeared at
the olrlce of the family physician and
Sitid . -.'.'
"Are you going to bring a new baby
lo our house?" -
"Yes, my little man," replied the doe
tor, highly amused.
"Then," returned the small boy, "let
me have a look at the kids yon nava
In stock,' and I'll pick out the one I
think I'll like best."
"To settle a bet," said tbV visitor,
"how long can a man go 'without
food??.' ... . ..',''
"Asik the mnn over tin we," saW tha
"Is he the editor who answers ques
"No, he's a poet" Philadelphia.
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