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THE NEW JUSTICE.
DIOCRAPHICAL SKETCH OF
nUFUS W. PECKHAM.
tlntlkn Mot Men Who Altnln MIMIiii'.
tlim, tho XVny for llltu Win Well
l'avi-il IIo Come from rainoii.
T I'STICIJ Kufus
W. I'cfl'.linm. the
now associate Jus
tlro nf tho su
premo court, wns
horn In Albany, fif-
JZ "WV Jjf ,,or" '
ht ycaia ago.
tlio Hon of tho
' 1' , ' ' -y V Into JllHtlCC Kllf.lS
V'r 'v ' W. recklinm, wlio
, I ' was elevated to tho
appellate bench In
V'3S70, after IiaviiiB served as a illHtrlct
i attorney of Albany county, as member
of congress, mid In IS.'iU bavins been
fleeted Justlro of tho supreme court.
Tho elder Justice Pceklmin, with bis
wife, was drowned at sea In the Vlllo
de Havro accident In 1S7X
Young Pcehhnin passed through the
Albany Academy, and at the ago of 18
ho entered the olllcc of Colt & PccUhnm,
whore, nfter three jean of study he wna
ailmlttcd to the bar. lib the bamc as
siduity Unit ho dlsplnxod In his i.tudlcn
ho pushed bis advancemcnL In the pro
fession of his choice and hoon obtained
rc.xrftatlon and clients. Soon after his
admlRFlon to practice he became tt mein-
her of the firm of Peel'.hiini & Tremain,
trfS?'" i ..wT' .
and continued In that ronuectlon until
tho death of Mr. Tremain, when the firm
became Pcekham & Kosondalo.
An his father did before him. tho
younger Pec. 1:1mm began the ascent of
tho ladder ot leg:il fnme by means of
tho district attorneyship of Albany
county, which ho attained In ISM. He
mado a brilliant record as a prosecutor.
Ho always took a deep Interest In State
and National politic?, being uetlvo In
tho presidential conventions of 1S7C and
1SS0, when lie was leader of the Tllilen
iorces. After serving as corporation
"Sunset of Albany, ho was, in 1S83,
elected a. Justice ot the supremo court
for a term of fourteen years, ilia elec
tion to tho court of appeals followed In
1SS0. His eloquent denunciation of the
w Onondaga county election frauds won
for him tin; opposition of Gov. Hill, who
procured tho disastrous nomination of
Maynnrd for chief Justice of that court
to prevent Judge Peclcham's nomination
for It. Judge Pocltham's term would ex
pire in 1000.
It. -will bo remembered that Wheeler
H. Peckhnm wan nominated for tho su
premo com t by President Cleveland and
vehemently nnd successfully opposed by
Senator Hill. Tho senator, however,
teems to have experienced a change of
heart, nB ho recently said In an inter
view; "I hope tho President will send
iu tho name of Ilufus W. Pcckbnm to bo
assoclato justice of tho supremo court.
Now York ought to get the place, anil I
think It will. In my Judgment, thcro Is
nothing In this talk about Carlisle's go
ing on tho supremo court bench. The
President knows that New York Stato
Is entitled to It, and I believe that ho
will select a Now York man. Itufus V.
Peckham Is my choice."
Would Snn-rpil TotmjMm.
Tho accompanying portrait Is of Al
fred Au3tln, who nsplre3 to succeed Lord
Tennyson as poet laureato of England.
Austin la In his sixty-llrst year, nnd was
born at Ileadlngly, near Leeds. His
parents were Homaii Catholics, nnd ho
was educated at Stonyhurst and St.
Mary's co'.Tcgco. Ho took his degree at
tho University of London In 18G3, and
four years Inter was called to tho bar
of tho Inner temple. Tho law did not
pay, and Austin turned hie attention to
writing poetry. His vorses woro tho
HtanpliiRstono to a high place In English
journalism, nnd, If rumor is to bo bo
Homl, to tho chair of national poet
laureate. In 18C5, and again In 1SS0,
Austin vnlnly attempted to enter par
liament. IIo has been a successful Jour
nalist and editor.
WfKT 1 .. irfwk. VV'- 'ill
. JJVOi Sa .I'--'?t ..
? W T.
It ti Snl'I to ll t'omplrtril mill Itrnrfjr
Interest Is renewed in John V. Keely
nnd Ills discoveries by recent reports
of efforts made by prominent parties to
control the results of his labors. A
sketch of the life of the Inventor will
be of Intel est to m.in. John V. Keely
Is OS years old, although he looks much
younger. He began life as a music
teacher, and It was, he says, the tuning
fork that gave lilm his first hint of the
new power that he claims to have dis
covered. He ha Kpnnf many years nml
mile money In lnenting machinery,
and the Keely motor. If it Is ever com
pleted and pirfonns the work claimed
for It, will make him the greatest In
ventor In the world'ii history. For more
than twenty-flc .wars ho has been ex
perimenting Willi the new nower which
ho calls "etheric vapor." He Is wiled
j' -. afti"-..
r, '-- r-
. m. Hi?r
fir a ".
JOHN W. KEELY.
an impostor by some, but be lives film
ply ami works hard, all the time. Ills
discoveries and Inventions may et
vanquish most of the difllcullles Unit
coufiout tin lo-tlii .
A SI. -..(Kill (ir.url Willi..
The gorgeous tales of Oriental splen
dor tell of pathways strewn with gold
dust, to be trodden by tho sacred feet
of royaIt, ami diamonds are tho con
ventional paving material for the prom
enade of the princes In tho fairy tales.
It has been left to a St. Louis business
man. writes a conespondent. to con
struct a gravel walk, neither long nor
strikingly beautiful, that is a modern,
if comparatively bumble, rival of these
glistening highways of Melton and
fable, for It represents Cl.'.OOO in hard
cash. Tho manager of a St. Louis cof
fee company is tho proud possessor of
this unique walk. It Is composed of
several tons ot Brazilian pebbles, that
raino to him In a business way during
tho last few years. This llrm are heavy
Impoiters of ilrazlllan coffee. Hefore
tho ImutIos are n'ady to be roasted for
the market the sacks are opened and
tho contents carefully examined for
twigs, loaves and other inipiirlllen, tho
latter generally taking tho shape of
small pebbles about the size of a coffee
berry. These came with such regular
ity and in such quantities that long ago
tho idea that they were accidentally
in tho sacks was abandoned and the
conclusion reached that they were pur
posely placed iu the bags to make
weight. The daily discoveries of these
Ilrazlllan pebbles, which are paid foi
as coffee, will till an ordinary bucket.
They arc still added to the gravol path
ns they come iu.
Tim llttroli' I'lillirinui.
"Our baby is down tho well!" cried
n colored woman to Policeman Pontius,
of Hoxborougb, as ho wns patrollng his
beat on Monastery avenue. Tho olllccr
ran to an old, dlsiibcd well in tho rear
of the preniikes, followed by every man,
woman and child on tho street. Peer
ing Into tho depths ho fancied ho saw
tho child lying on a pile of mini. As
there was very little water iu tho hole
ho hastened to the police station, se
cured ropes, and, together with Olllccr
Olcgg, returned to make tho rescue.
Clcgg, being tbo lighter, was slowly
lowered to the bottom, tho women and
children lending a willing hand. Tha
hauling up process was a tedious, la
borious affair, but by main strength
Clegg wrs finally landed on terra ilrnia,
hut with a look of disgust on Ills faco
that would have turned vinegar sour,
iu bis hand ho iiclil a baby, not a real,
living child, but a half worn-out onn of
tho rag species. Tho woman had dis
appeared, but a chucklo In a nearby
hoiibo told sho was enjoying the police
men's discomfiture. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Si'ori;ii I'imIiixI.t Wiilmorr.
Hon. Ooorgo Peabody Wetinorc, tho
senator-elect from Khodo Island, la
nbout fifty yenru old. Ho has boon gov
ernor of that Stato. On Juno II, 1S9 1,
ho was elected a United Stntcs senator,
receiving tho unanimous voto of tho
republican members of tho legislature.
Alive nml Wrll.
Tho fact is recalled tint tho teachci
nnd all thoeo who sat under her In
structlon In a Mttlo sclioolhouso la thr
town of Mlnot, Mn?s llfty-thrco yenrf
nco aro nllvo and viiJ todny.
i A wH
THE TCED CLOUD CHIEF.
IqUMBN OF (UMBIjEKS.
T Is a long time ago
that ..oima Pnqulta
ruled r.t Paso del
Norte, Mexico, over
the covl-oys, out
lawn and greasers.
It will be a much
longer time until
In r successor ap
as a Hue and all
censnming art wl'li
ivometi Is not so marked us iu tho old
days, when laws were (ewer and crimes
were commoner. Women play at
games of chance, perhaps, Just as de
votedly as of yoie, but the days have
passed when It was not an extraordi
nary happening for a woman, fair and
gentle, to outplay cowboys, outlaws and
gamblers, nnd not only win nil their
inoncv, but also drain tho bank, l.onna
Pnqulta often did this.
' And who among the obi timers of
Texas, New Mexico and Arl.oim does
not remember Lonnn Paqulia? She of
the black hair and laughing eyei.
whoso eheeks were bright as morning,
whoso smllo muddled tho brain and
confused tho tlngern of the deftest
dealer. Close your eyes again anil sen
the rllm, petite llguro at the gaming
table, and hear once more the soft voice
naming the card which seemingly could
not resist the charms of the ' player.
Listen as of old to the sorrow and sym
pathy lavished on the lnserit as the
queen of gamblers gathered up her win
nings when thorn wns nothing left with
the others to loo. True that Piiquitii
has been dead these twenty years, but
the oldest gambler will stop his play to
tell you of her, and his hard, cold faco
will relax and his oIre will soften as
ho tolls of the woman he acknowledged
iui his mistress in bis art.
Lonna Paqulia, or as she was known,
tbo Paqulta, was born in Chihuahua
about 1.S7.0. No one knew who or what
hsr paients were. When a child about
STItUCK VICIOL'SLY AT ItitlNSLEY.
12 years old a gambler named Qualctor
found her homeless and friendless In
tho city in which she was horn. Sho
was then remarkably pretty. Qunletor
taught her till bis tricks with cards,
Hospcnt hours In Instructing her In the
Intricacies of Mexican nionto. She
learned rapidly, soon equnllng Qualctor
In skill and dexterity.
Nono ot tho old-timers hnvo forgotten
her first uppenranco at Paso del Norte.
Sho was li! years old and small for her
ago. She ennio with Qualctor, who said
ho was her undo. When Qualctor was
there to gamblo, he practically lived at
Lark Garrettson's. Garreltson rnu thu
biggest gambling linuso on tho border.
Ills gamo was practically without limit.
Tho Paqulta appeared, clinging close
to hor alleged uncle. Tho bank ex
pected Qunletor, who was a heavy
player, and had mado proper prepara
tions for his play. Ao Qualetor played
tho Paqulta stood beside him, silent and
observant. Luck was against tho Mex
ican, nnd ho lost heavily. KInally
when Ills pllo of gold had diminished to
a fow coins, ho turnod to Paqulta, and,
ihovlng tho money before her, said
gruffly: "Hero, child, win with them."
Tho dealer nnd players nml led sympa
thetically, thinking Qunletor had quit
bucking his luck for tho night, and do
siied to let tho child amuse herself a
moment hoforo bo went nwny. Tho Pa
liiita seated herself, leaning both el
bows on tho tabic, with her lunula sup
porting her chin. Tho play went on.
Tho child won. Ao sho played tho
Joalor oyod hor In wonder. It was not
strange that a child understood bow to
gamble, but never buforo had a child
played with such skill and Judgment.
Tho bank lost rapidly. Tho Paqulta
won hot after bet. Tho heaps of gold
grow on tho tnblo In front of her. Dcks
wcro chnnged, hut without avail. The
bank continued to lose. A new dealer
was tried, but with no hotter succosso
than tho first. Tho Paqulta'a luck was
amazing. Tho othor players dropped
out one by one. Tho dealer and tho
child fneed each othor. Tho bank lost.
Then Gnrrottson hlmsolf took tho cards.
IIo wns famod an tho shrewdest gam
bler on tho border. Hut ho could not
beat tho child. Finally ho said:
"Hero Is what Is left In tho hank. It
matches your wlnnlngo. Win or lose,
the next drnw losen It?"
Tho Paqulta nodded. A king lay on
FRIDAY. ,IAN. 10. Ill
"I play a king In the door," she sold
Tho spectators gntped. Such llsk
was folly. There was still half a deck
against her. Even Carretson smiled.
s dealt. The king stood In tho door.
The. Paqulta had won. (InrretRou'n
bunk had been broken, and broken by a
child. The Paqulta turned to (Junlotor,
"I am tired." she raid.
Tho gambler gathered up her win
nings, handed thrni to C.irrettson, -asking
him to put them In the nafo for the
night. Then he and the IMquitu went
cut. Thr fn.t that n child bad beaten
the (larretisou bank spread along tho
entire border. Qualotor and tho Pa
qulta traveled from town to town, play
ing Iu all of llieni, ami usually winning.
They quarreled eventually, however,
and Iu LS70 the Pnqnltu, then a beauti
ful girl ot L'o. came back to P.iso del
Norto alone. She again appeared at
(iiirrottHon's. Her ohi-tlnio luck
Bcenud to bae deserted her, for h
lost heavllv, and a week later went
She was net beard of In New Mex
ico. She had allied herself villi a gang
of the worst iliaraetei'ti lit the south
west, nnd iu a rhorl time became their
leader. I'nder her tho outlaws tra
versed New Mi'Nlco, stealing and plan
deilng. When the climate got too hoi
for them they slipped across the line
Into Meho. The Paqulta forsook this
life nfter a year of escltlng adventure
and turned up In El Paso with Sam
Iliinsley. the handsomest and most de
praved gambler of hla time. Iliinsley
crossed Hie Itlo Crnndo river and
opened up (larreltson's place, the latter
having been killed bv young Mungay,
his dealer. HiiuMoy prospered. Tho
Paqulta lent the at Had Ion of her pres
ence to bis place, soiiiet lines as ile.Uer,
but usually an a player.
She played nmy game. Her popu
larity was apparent from tbo outset.
The game she played, whatever It might
be. was always the popular game of the
house. The table at which she played
was nlwaK crowded. Tbo players, In
games where it was possible, duplicated
her bets, placing their money on her
favorite cardt. in such cases tho Pa
qulta usually lost, the house, othcrwiso
IJrlnsley, winning heavily. In poker
and kindred games, where each player
looked out safely for himself and cards,
tho house got a percentage-. Tho Pa
qulta seldom lost then. Sho wns a won
dor with tho cards. Her small, white
hands could manlpulnto them with a
rapidity and skill that defied tho watch
fulness of tho keenest-eyed gamblers.
Many attributed her success to her good
luck. Hut tho old hnnds know hotter.
They know that moro luck could not
continually break them nt their own
games and enrich ono particular player.
They realized that tho Paqulta was bet
ter nt tho gnmo than they.
Yet tho Pnqulta was nover caught
cheating. And unless sho wns caught
thcro could bo no complaint. When a
plnyer got sullen and ugly over his
losses no ono noticed It sooner thnn tho
Pnqulta. She was tho first to loso to
him, to nmilo with him. to Joko with
him; in short to rostoro him to a good
humor, only to win back what sho hnd
given to him with as much moro as ho
possessed. If a player squirmed or
whined In n gnmo with her, tho Paqulta
Invariably dropped her cards, pushed
tho money at stako acnris tho table to
tho player, and quit tho game. A
I.'nyer sho had onco treated In this way
io would never play with ngaln. And
to bo ostracized by tho Pnqulta meant
similar treatment from all her brother
gnmblora. It wan host to swallow tour
feelings and lose, if lo.so you must, with
a smiling faco and cheery air.
There aio numerous shootings grow
ing out of troubles over tho Paqulta.
Man after man sought hor favor. All
appeared to find It, with nono possess
ing moro than any other. Sho treated
them nil alike, save, perhaps, Hrlnsley.
Sho quarreled finally with him. It
enmo about thus: Tho Paqulta was
playing whisky poker with n rich cat
tleman who know llt'.o of tho gnmo,
and played It principally for tho oppor
tunity It afforded to chat with tho Pa
qulta. IJiinsloy bcc,niOfImpatient over
Paqulta's scorning slowness In breaking
Ono word led to another. Tho Pa
qulta quit tho gnmo to arguo with
lUinsloy, At longtli her temper broke
loose. Grasping a knife sho struck
viciously at Hrlnsley. Tho blado
caught his up-thrown iirni, Indicting a
long wound. As tho blood gushed foi th
Paqulta turned and lied. Iliinsley pur
sued her unsuccessful!). He returned
ewntiuilly to his gambling bonne.
When asked about the Paqulta ho wiu
wont to say:
"I took her for a ioo but sho proved
Ho nour forgave her. however, nnd
vowed vengeance on her. Ills oppor
tunity came In 1S7tI. The Paqulta, nfter
le.ivlng him, bad returned to the New
.Mexican country and gathered up tho
remnant. of tin- old R.tiig of dilutes.
Their plundering became ,o bold that
It was determined to hunt them down.
Iliinsley led the party that captured the
Paqulta. She had hoard that ho was
pursuing her, nnd It Is said that she
permitted her pursuers to overtake her.
Sim greeted Iliinsley with her old time
cbeeiincii'i. She talked over llin old
ilas as If (hero had been no change.1
Finally she proposed a gamo of cards
to deride whether she should go free or
should die. Hrlnsley agreed, the game
was played, ami the Paqulta lost.
Almost before the last card fell she
diew u knlfo and stabbed herself
thioogh the heart. Ihimiley committed
suicide tin co weeks later.
A I'l.icne of rn)ili"t.
A novel scheme for saving his cattle
from tbo droves of coyotes tbut Infest
tho region has been hit upon by a
rancher of (ilen Itock, Wash. Ho bus
placed bells on the ueekn of a great
number of cattle In bis herds, and the
lesult has been to scare the coyotes
away. Iu tbo two mouth since ho
belled Ills herds he hits not lost a single
iinlm.it, while previously his loss aver
ager at least one steer a day. Coyotes
aro iiocoinlug more of a pest every rea
son In many parts of Washington tun!
Oiegon, despite all the cllorts of the
cattlemen and farmers to exterminate
them. Thousands of dollars aro spent
every year iu waging wr- mi the beasts,
but with little results. Poison availed
lor a time but now tho coyotes refuso
to touch the poisoned carcases of steers
strewn nbout for their consumption.
Tho only way of Killing them Is by
shooting them, nnd this Is feeble nnd
wholly inadekuato menus. Occasionally
the residents combine nnd have u grand
lound-up limit, driving the coyotes to
ward the center of the circle, nnd
slaughtering them there, and that Is th"
only menus of appreciably thinning
them out occasionally. In some le
gions the packs of gray wolves aro au
nuni'Mous and troublisonie as the coy
otes. The coyotes are particularly
adept chicken thieves, and, indeed, lire
a general pent around tho farmyards.
A Itrmiirloililo Tree.
There Is a wayward while oak tieo
near Lnpoiio, I ml., that may puzzle ua
turallstH with the vagaries of Its
growth. Tho treo is nine feet in clrcuin
fcicuco ul the base, and there lire no
branches of any size below fifteen feet
from the ground. Thcro tho great hole
divides Into a number of limbs. Two,
leaving the trunk about twenty Inches
apart, grow west, their lines diverging
for some six feet, and then each rend
ing toward tho other. Twelve feet from
the body of tho tree they unite agnln,
making a perfect oval, nml out of this
grows two smaller branches. Ar If not
satisfied with that expressed disregard
for tho laws of nature, this old tree has
performed another feat. Six feet from
Its bate grows another white oak, less
than half its size, and no sooner does
the nmnller tree nrrlvo nt tho charmed
c.'Kles nf those branching limbs thnu
ono of them grows right Into It, anil Is
nh.iorbed. The second tree is very much
larger twenty feet from tho ground
thnn at Its base.
Ijtllnr of Low.
That Is a beautiful little story which
Is told Iu a recent number ot an Eng
A man walking nlong a country road
saw.ii llttlo girl carrying u boy much
younger than herself, but who appeared
far too big and heavy for her strength.
Ho began talking to her and suggested
that tho baby was heavy.
"Why," said sho Iu astonishment,
"lie's not heavy; bo's my brother."
Printers hnvo 517,000 In their national
Now York printers pay 1 per cent
of their earning to unemployed.
Chicago bricklayers will lnaugurato
tho 0-hour day when the present agree
Tho brassworlters throughout tho
country will mako a demand for an
eight-hour day In tbo spring.
Chicago Typographical Union No. 1C
hns nuillatcd with tbo Labor Congress,
a now labor body of thnt city.
Tho clgnrmakers' International union
during tho past 11 vo years has paid
$327,20 l.7fi to unemployed members.
All tbo labor bodies of Cincinnati
hnvo Indorsed tho movement for free
school books nnd against military train
ing In the schools.
During tho month ot October the Ger
man typographical unions expended
?353 for out-of-work benefits, $13,1.35
for sick relief, $110 for death benefits,
$20.82 for traveling benefits, and ?50 fox
Tho rubber works at llrlslol, II, I.,
which closed down recently for an In
definite period, were started up again
and 1,100 employes will return to work,
with orders milllclent to keep tho plant
Iu operation for some tlmo to come.
Tho London Labor Gazctto fw Oc
tober contains an article on tho wages
of tho manual labor classes of tho
United Kingdom, In which It gives tho
nvorago rate for men nt $0.02 per week;
woman, $3.01; ladH, ?2.1l, and girls,
An effort la being mado to have tho
Hollormakors and Iron-Shipbuilders'
union strike out tho clauso In Its con
stitution which keopa tho union out of
the American Federation of Labor. It
Is believed that tho effort wilj provo
BliVUN KINtDS OF CUTICLE.
Mlrci'.ftfitlly (li-.trtml mi it C.tllfol nt
SnlTi'ivr from I'lrr.
Within the past few mouths the med
ical fraternity of San llnfnel, Cal.. hnvo
been carefully rtiidjlng and operl
mentlng with the case of Miss Jesslo
Pioudfool, who In the early part of last
summer hnd u narrow eeapn furu ac
cidental cremation. Ah It wm .her
clothing, which hid eiughl f.re, was
consumed on her back ami ttie klti
mid llesb on the rlg'it side of liii body
wna bndl burned, i'oi muty ra.n thr
lire of the K was despaired of anil
even when danger of Immediate death
was nverted It was thought nothing
could lip done to prevent her fiom be
coming a cripple. Wheie the flro had
touched the bod? w hkh, i,ml pcolitf
off In large llal:es In ninn place, leav
liv; the raw, luil.iined IIimIi exposed.
Should this lienl up r IKnwn accord,
which would be a ei kow piooiM. nil
the doctors unimliii'iul. agi ei, the
tissues would so contract that on-of the
I gin s limbs would be miii'ii shorter than
I the other. Ilcsldes thU'ihere was the
) absolute certainty lli.it she would sutler
1 pa I it roiilliiuniislv. At this Juiioiuro
l Hi. W. I Jones resolved to lr tlio vlr
i tito of grafting. Repeated but unmies-
ecsi.ful nttempts were made with tbo
skins of rabbits and other animals.
Then Dr. Jones nnd two of liU medical
brethren decided that tho su-lferer had
Just ono moro chance. Human cuticle,
could It ho obtained, would grow on the
raw llesh, scar (Issues would form nat
urally, nnd the patient would be sure
of regaining full use of her limbs. Tbo
only trouble they foresaw was the iHlll
cully of getting healthy people to make
itueh a sacrifice. Oiiconimuiileutitigtliolr
wish to Miss Proudfoot'n family, tho
doctors were surprised and gratified to
find that no less than seven near rela
tives at once orfered themselves to tlio
knlfo iu order to save tho 12-year-old
girl they all loved so well. This was
over two mouths ago. In that time
pieces of skin have been snipped from
nil theno relatives, the size vurjlng
from a hair to an Inch ami n half iu
width nnd from tour to live Inches In
length. These living strips, tingling
with nerves, were placed on the ten
der lle.di of the sufferer and bound
Hi inly In place with rubber tissue, and
iu every Instance the grafts have been
successful. All the portions of Miss
Proudfoot'n body touched by the Haines
hnvo been covered over with tho skin
of her iclallves except one patch on tho
light hill. Tills will be attended to some
tiiui) early iu December and Dr. Jones
states that Judging from tho progress
mado Iu the other grafts, it will not bo
long before Miss Proudfoot is as well
and as free limbed as over. Tho iiufl
erer, reeiiilngly doomed to ho a cripple
for life, will soon be up and about, a
llesh and blood moiiumout to tho de
votion nml seif-Haciilice ot her noaiesl
He Itrml I lin l.:nr In 'llieni.
Not long ngo two young ladles who
aio experts on I heir wheels nml wear
Hie bloomer costume took n spin away
( oir iu tlio country. After several hours'
I riding they camo to a farmer's place
and being very thirsty dismounted for
a drink. Smilingly they took down tho
barn and walked towards tho farm
house. Hefore they reached the bonne,
however, tho owner of the premises met
them and asked what they wanted. "A
drink of water, please." "Weil, you
can't, have no water here; women as
wears those tilings ain't no good and
I don't want them chasing around my
place. You git away from hero jlst
ns fust us you can leg It," said tho
chivalrous gentleman, "or I'll call my
dog, and If ho comes he'll como ruu
nln'." Tlio young women saw there wan no
chance for argument and so rode right
on till they got homo, with tliolr
tongues uliiiost protruding with thirst
for they couldn't sum up tho necessary
courage to ask for a drink nnywhoro
else nnd they're hardly over their as
tonishment yet.- -Exchange.
Tim (Irrgorliin I'lilrinliir.
Hiissla Htlll refuses to accept tho
Gregorian calendar, and tins Uio cutis
faction of being a dozen days ahead of
tlio whole world, and Is constantly In
creasing the load. If tho empire and
its conservatism enduro long enough.
Itussla'fi Christians ami our Fourth of
July will occur the sanio day.
SHORT AND SWEET.
Tho call to arms "John, take thi
Contentment Is" better than moue
ami Just about as scarce.
An earthquake is responsible for
many ground routs that are not col
lectable. The editor who "violates no confi
dence Iu saying," frequently wears a
One form of toothpick Js vvhoro a don
llst allows a person to select his own
A man is like a razor, bccau3Q you
can't tell how sharp ho can be until he
A religion that does not stick to a
man doing business, Is no good after
A female lace smuggler hns Loon ai
rested In New York. Ily tho way, wlut
Is female Jaco?
This world Is nil a stage, but It Is a
long step from tho man of property to
If a praying machluo wcro Invented
many would uto It If It did not tnJ;o too '
much tlmo from business to vviad.it u'po
George Washington never told a lloj
Just think of It! Ho uover skulked out
of tho back door vvlion tho mercury
wns hugging zero, without overcoat or
mtifilcr, coming back six hour3 later,
with purpled faco and pinched features,
and slinking Hl:o a donkey engine, to
declare In chatteiing-acccnt, "I ain't
cold ono mite." George novor did
this! What a funny boy George was,
wasn't ho?- Texas Slftlngu.
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