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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1901)
In the merry day of boyhood when wc
never knew a care
Greater than tlio mumps or mcntlc or a
mother's cut of hair,
When a flora toe wan a treasure anil a
stoncbruiso on the heel
Filled the other boys with envy which they
tried not to conceal,
There were many treasured object on the
farm wo held moat dear,
Orchard, fields, the creek we swam in, and
the old spring cold and clear;
Over there the wood of hick'ry and of
oak so deep and dense.
Looming up bolund the outline of the
On ita rail the quail would whistle in the
early summer morn.
Calling to their IiiiliriK fellows in the field
of waving com,
And the meadow larks and robin on the
stakes would Hit and sing
Till the forest shades behind them with
their melody would ring.
There the catbird and the jaybird Hat and
called each other names,
And the squirrels and the chipmunk
played the clmse-ntid-ralch-mc games,
And the garter snake was often in unplcus-
In the graascs in the corners of the
I THE FACE IN
JUDGE HOLLISTEK looked tip
with a frown of annoyance when
his study door opened uncere
moniously and some papers on
dIh desk blow out of place. Hut IiIh
fuco relaxed a little when be saw that
It wiih only Lallte.
"Father!" she exclaimed In an mix
Ioiih voice, "what do yuu think linn
happened? I've lost my watch."
"Ah!" wild tho Judgo quietly. "Have
you, my dear' What sort of watch
halite turned ou him with u ripple of
"Why, father," she said, "you ought
to know. You gave It to tnu yourself
for my birthday."
"To be sure, to be sure, so I did," an
swered the Judge mulling. "I had for
gotten about that. You hcc, you took
me somewhat by surprise."
"I did ruHh in rather like a whirl
wind In petticoats, didn't IV" confessed
Lnllte penitently. "Please forgive me,
but I wiih ho worried that I could u t
think of anything cine but getting
here. Whut Khali I do about It,
"How did It happen?" asked the
"I was out walking." she said, "with
Howard Washburn, mid when we left
tho house I wore my watch on thin
chain over my Jacket. It wan tucked
In here. We went Into a Horlst'H to get
some violets, nud when we came out I
thought we'd belter be turning toward
home, and started to see what time It
wan. Hut the watch was gone and the
chain was broken, like this. Howard
vent back Into the shop, and asked the
man who waited ou us whether It bad
dropped In there, but he said they
hadn't seen It. I was awfully fond of
that little watch, father," the girl
flulshed almost tearfully.
"Let's see," said the Judge, drawing
n sheet of paper toward him. "It was
a small, plain gold oue, wasn't It, La
lite?" "With my monogram on It."
"With your monogram on It. And I
think I have the number of It In my
Tho methodical man hunted out hl.i
book of the previous year. He never
forgot the date of his daughter's birth
day. It was a day of double memories
to hlui. It had given him Lallte and
taken away her mother in the same
"Here It Is," be read in a murmur.
"February second, 'Gnvo Lallte her
watch?' January HO-USth, U7th, 'JOlh.
How thoughtless of me, Lallte! I did
not keep the number, after all. Never
itlud; It was a Tiffany watch and the
monogram ought to be Mitllclcut to
trace It. Now, Lallte, In ease It's been
lost we'll advertise it, and In case ll's
been stolen we'll quietly notify the po
lieu bureau to send word to all the
pawushops and the big Jewelers."
He wrote a few lines quickly, Inter
rupting himself to ask, "No other
marks of Ideutlllcatiou about It any
where, were there, daughter?"
Tho girl Hushed deeply, and went
around behiud his chair to look over
"There was the monogram and the
make and the plain gold case," she re
peated with some embarrassment.
"Yes, yes, I've put those down al
ready," be said a little testily.
"What else could there be, father?"
"Oh, dents or scratches or other
.marks," be answered carelessly.
Lallte laughed aloud, almost with re
llif, It seemed.
"Daddy, dear." she said, "I haven't
bitten or scratched or bumped my
things since I was a baby. No, the lit
tle watch has no scnis ou It. At least,"
she added, wistfully, "it didn't have
any when It was last ui my hands."
"There, there," said the Judge, pat
ting her face gently. "I hope you'll
get It hack again all safe and sound.
I'll send these messages oil" right away
and then "
"1 forgot," said Lallte as be reached
for the bell. "Howard Is down stairs
to -e whether there Is auythlng be
can do about It. He'll u-:d these for
me. Do let him! For he eels almost
as sorry as I do, father."
"Oh, does he?" said the .li dge.
"Yes, Indeed," answered I illte. "You
see, If he hadn't asket. me . go walk
lug, and If I hadn't gone, and If be
hadn't Insisted upon gettlu . me those
violets, uud If 1 badu'. worn my
Aa we grew to early manhood when we
thought the country girls
In the diadem of beauty were the very
Oft from spcllln' school or incetln' or the
jolly ahuckln' bee
Down tho old laun wu would wander with
a merry little "she,"
On the plea of (wing tired (just the coun
try lover lie),
On a grassy scat we'd linger in he moon
light, alic and I,
And we'd paint it future picture touched
with colon most intense.
A wc sat there in the comer of the
'I here one nighl in happy dreaming wc
were Hitting hand in liand,
Up so near the gates of heaven we could
almost hear the band,
When she heard u decimation whispcied
in her ItVting ear
One she often since has told me she was
mighty glad to bear,
On my head there's now a desert fringed
with foliage of gray,
And thete's many a thread of silver in
her dear old head to day,
Yet the flame of lute- Is burning in our
bosoms as intense
As it butncil in the toruei of that
THE WATCH. I
"Well?" said the Judge as she paused
"It would never have happened,"
llnlshed Lallte with feminine logic.
"So It's really all his fault. '
She dropped a love pat on the bald
spot atop of her father's head and
whisked out of the room.
For three days afterward Lallte was
on tip-too with nervous expectancy.
She vibrated between the windows
and the stairs. She watched the street
intently, and Jumped at each ring of
thu door bell. 8he refused to leave the
house for any lengin of time.
"If some one brings back my watch,"
she said, "I want to see him myself."
"Daughter," remonstrated the Judge
one moruliig. as she helped him Into
his fur-Ilned coat, "It Isn't worth while
to lose your color ami your watch, too.
I'll get you another timepiece If this
one doesn't turn up, Don't worry so
"Hut, father," said Lallte, hesitating
ly, "you don't know " She changed
her mind. "I wonder whether Howard
really sent those messages," she said.
I'll stop In his otllce ou the way
down ami ask him," replied the Judge,
cheerily. "We might nave him up to
dinner to-night, eh, Lallte? Thluk he'd
like to come?"
".Maybe," said Lallte. Indifferently.
"Hless her sweet heart!" said the
Judge to himself, as he went down the
steps. "She's like her mother In the
way she grows attached to her little
personal possessions, and grieves If
anything happens to them."
Of course the various messages had
been sent. As If there was ever n re
quest of Lallte's which Howard Wash
burn had not promptly honored at
sight! More than that, he had tried In
a dozen other ways to trace Lallte's
lost property, lie gave them a full ac
count or his efforts as they drank their
after-dinner coffee that evening in the
library, talking with his eyes on La
llte's face, and thrilling with the quick,
grateful glances she gave him.
"A boy from I'ennock's to see Judge
Holllsler," announced a servant In the
midst of their conversation.
"Penuock's!" Instantly excla'Imed
Lallte. "That's the tlorlsfs where "
"Show him up here." said the Judge.
"Lallte, perhaps he brings you good
"Hather have my watch, thank you,
sir," retorted the saucy maid.
A small, uniformed boy was ushered
in and stood respectfully, cap In band,
to address them.
"To-day, sir," be said, looking at tho
Judge, "I was moving u lot of empty
Dower baskets in Penuock's, and some
ways down in the pile I found a gold
watch like the oue you advertised for."
Lallte gave an exclamation, in which
delight, relief and excitement were cu
"Oh, do give It to me right away!"
she cried, Impulsively.
The boy hesitated.
"Leastways." he corrected himself,
"It Isn't exactly like the one you adver
tised." "Hat It the monogram on It?" asked
"Yes. sir," said the boy.
"Tiffany make?" Inquired Washburn.
"Yes, sir." said the boy.
Lallte was leaning forward, llstenlug
"You don't know the number?" asked
"Unfortunntelv." said the Judge. "I
neglected to keep It when 1 bought the
watch. I suppose by sending to Tif
fany 1 could get It very easy, but I
thought the monogram would be Idon
"Yes, sir," said the boy. "Hut there
might be two people with the sumo Ini
tials. There wasn't anything else par
ticular about the watch you lost?" he
"No; was there, Lallte?" asked the
Judge. "1 distinctly remember your
"Well, there was In the one 1 found,"
said the boy.
Lallte got up suddenly and walked
down the long room to one of the deep
windows. She disappeared between
the curtains. The Judge looked after
her with a feeling of pity for her dis
appointment. "Oh, boy," he said suddenly, "show
mo tho watch you found and 1 will tell
you tho truth about Us belonging to
us. You are right to bo careful and
make no mistakes In returning it, but
Mirulv inv reuutntlon will clear mo
from any suspicion of dishonesty. Ton
know who I am, and I think you can
trust nip, can't you?"
The little chap promptly unbuttoned
bis grny overcoat ami pulled out a
"Yes, sir," lie said. "Here It K sir."
Judge Holllsler examined tho case
"It seems to me." he said after this
scrutiny, "that this Is the watch wo
are looking for. Hut what Is there,
about It that we haven't deserllwd to
The boy opened the back of the case
"I guess It's all right." he said. Jerk
ing his thumb toward Washburn. "I
recognized lilm as soon as I come In."
"Lnllte! Hless my soul!" said Judge
Holllster. He stood a moment with
the watch In his hand, then he walked
over to the fireplace and thrust It al
most fiercely toward his guest.
"Washburn, did you know that pic
ture was In there?" he demanded.
The young mini looked at the open
case, and such an expression of amaze
ment grew upon his face that his for
mer Innocence could not be doubted.
It was an old likeness of himself that
he saw uncovered hefor film. He re
called with a Hash of memory how, the
first summer he had known Lnllte,
they were together In a sailing party
and some one' had taken a snapshot of
the group. He had kept his picture In
tact, though for him there was but one
face In It. Hut Lallte-Lallle had cut
his out! Had put It In her watch! Had
carried It about thus without his
knowledge while he was starving for
oue sign of hope and encouragement
"My photograph!" he said slowly,
staring at the Judge In n daze of as
tonishment. "What does It mean?"
"Humph!" said the old man with n
twinkle In his eye and u glance toward
the curtained window at the other end
of the room. "I should think It was
about time you found out!"
He went back to the florist's boy.
"If you'll come with me to my
study," he said. "I'll give you your re
ward. The watch belongs to my
There was an abashed heap of femin
inity on the window seat behind the
heavy curtains with Its face burled
deep lu the cushions, so deep that
nothing but the tip of one pink ear
showed for a kissing place. Little by
little and very gently Howard disin
terred the rest of Lallte's big blush.
"Sweetheart," he -whispered, "If I
had only guessed It before. Think of
the time you have made me waste!"
New York Eveulug Sun.
"Whrrr King Are Hurled.
England Is almost the only country
in Europe which does not possess a
recognized resting place for the re
mains of Its royal family. The kings
and queens of England arc burled at
Westminster. Windsor, Hanover, Win
chester and Canterbury. Spain, which
pays perhaps most attention to mut
ters of ceremony, has the flueat vault
for Its royalty. Its klugs rest In the
Pantheon, which Is part of the Escu
rlal, built by Philip the monk king.'
Hard by Is the Pantheon de los In
fantes, lu which repose the remains of
infant princes of the royal house.
Philip V. and Ferdinand VI. are the
only monnrchs who are burled else
where. The Czars of Kussla since
Peter 'the Croat, with one exception,
are burled in the Cathedral Fortress
of Peter and Paul at St. Petersburg.
The klugs of Holland He not In the
splendid and modern capital of Tho
Hague, but amid the rural simplicity
of the little town of Delft. They are
burled In the Nleuwe Kerk there.
Austria, on the other haud. revels In
splendor. The Capuchin Church of
Vienna contains HITi metal cofllns of
the Austrian royal family, some of
them of solid silver. This has been
their place of burial since lllll. Most
or the Cerman royal family are burled
lu the Domklrche at Herlln. though
some rest at Potsdam. The Dom
klrche contains the tombs of eighty of
the ancestors of the Cerman Emperor.
Including thnt of the Great Elector.
The tombs of the Swedish royal fam
ily rival those of the Dutch In simplic
ity. The kings of Sweden, since the
davs of Custavus Adolphus. have been
bin-led In the lUdderholms Church at
Stockholm. Westminster Gnzette.
The Mlrln-Uearlng Mosquito.
That mosquitoes transmit the mal
aria germ from one person to another
Is no longer u disputed question.
This fact established, It Is of the
utmost Importance that one should
be uble to recognize and check tho pro
pagation or tho malaria producing
mnsnultoes. There are about 250
species known to science, of which
only about thirty have been rounu in
the United States. These are divided
Into Hvu genera; but only those of a
single genus, nnopheles, have been
connected with human malaria. The
sparrow malaria Is transferred by the
genus culex. The habits of these two
genera are so distinct that the adult
Insects can be recognized and sep
arated at a glance. Mosquitoes be
longing to tho genus anopheles hold
their bodies nearly at right angles to
the surface upon which they are rest
lug, while ou the other baud, uulex
keeps its body nearly parallel.
The male mosquito Is not a blood
sucker and Is not dangerous. It Is tho
female that does the biting and trans
mits the disease germ. Thu eggs of
mosquitoes are deposited In water.
The lurvao Inhabit stagnant pools,
ponds, or even slow-running st reams.
If a larva Is found In water with its
body hanging downward at right an
gles to the surface It Is culex, but If
the body Is parallel to tho surface It
Is the dangerous nnopheles. Professor
WIUIs G, Joluisuu, lu Good Sousekeep
nrltlsh credit seems to be still good,
notwithstanding the huge war expen
ditures In South Africa.
"Wall street gambling mad." says
the headline. Whom the Imps of spec
ulation would destroy they Hist atlllct
It Is almost Incredible, but It Is
stated as a fuel, that Loudon ban a
relatively greater ntimlicr of trees
than any other city In Europe.
Some Idea of the Immense area of
the United States and Its as yet unde
veloped capacity for supporting hu
man life Is gained from the fact that
If It was as densely populated ns Hel
glum or England It would have 1,081,
According to a correspondent of the
New OrleansTlnies-Deniocrat the name
"Oklahoma" comes from the Choctaw
"okla," meaning water, and (he Choc
taw "holima," meaning red. So "Ok
lahoma" means "led water," alias
whisky. A beautiful and poetical deri
vation, but Is It sound?
According to Western experts tl.
called "carrier's shirt waists," now
being maimfaetured lu Michigan, will
not be shirt waists, but "painter's
Jumpers," with u belt, and they will
be made to lit better than the ordinary
painter's jumper. A shirt waist is a
shirt waist, but a Juniper with a belt
Is a coat.
The salary of the Governor of Kan
sas Is ?.'t()00 a year only, and therefore
Governors of the Sunflower Slate
have generally lived lu boarding
houses. The recent Legislature appro
priated .$1)0,000 for the purchase of an
executive residence lu Topeka, and
hereafter Kansas Governors are to re
side In It. The population of Topeka
by the last census was :KI,00O.
The New England pine, which Em
erson so loved, appears, according to
the recent Investigation of Professor
G. E. Stone, to be holding its own In
the forests of Central Massachusetts,
while some of Its old compeers, like the
hemlock, the beech and the canoe
birch, have decreased, other species
taking their place. "The pine," says
Professor Stone, "can adapt Itself to a
great vurlety of conditions."
It Is estimated that a tenth of the
agricultural output of the United
States is ruined annually by bisects,
hence the necessity of keen, careful
observation on the part of the farmer.
As a rale It Is not the creature respon
sible for serious loss of crops that Is
first seen, but the damaged crop Itself.
The reverse should be true. Hy using
his eyes more freely the average farm
er could foresee In most cases damage
to his crops by Injurious pests, and
arm himself with the weapons of de
fense. In some Instances disastrous
Insect Invasions could be largely avert
ed If facts were generally reported to
the various experiment stations.
In discussing the development of the
automobile attention has been largely
directed to Its possible displacement of
the horse In vehicles used for urban
purposes. The possible competition of
such veiilcles with the present street
cars, however, appears to have re
ceived little attention. It Is plainly ob
vious that the perfection of a small
but powerful storage battery for auto
mobiles, such as Mr. Edison Is now en
gaged upon, and the consequent Intro
duction of smooth pavements In city
streets, must necessarily affect thu
traction questlou in all the larger
cities. Will thu perfected automobile,
with smoothly payed streets, drive the
tram car with Its fixed tracks fro a
Thu publication In England of such
little Incidents as the following will
do uioro to turii the English against
auy possible scheme of conscription
for her army than columus of scien
tific und economic arguments, lu
ParlH there lives a widow who had two
sous. One of them was a cripple, aud
tho other, a capable workman, sup
ported the family. Last fall the lutter
wus taken away to servo his
term In the army, and tho moth
er, who was nearly blind, was
compelled to make out as well as shu
could. During the recent cold spell
she broke down completely, and she
and her cripple son nearly starved.
Oue tiny she complained more bitterly
than usual against the conscription
laws which compelled the younger son
to serve, although so far as supporting
tho fnmlly was concerned ho was
really tho elder, who, In thu case of
having n widowed mother, Is exempt.
Sho went out to get some work, and
when she returned sho discovered thnt
tho cripple had killed himself In order
that Ids brother might tako his place
as the head of tho futnlly aud support
THE HEALING OF TORN LEAVES.
An Experiment to Ascertain Nature's Cur
When slight outs or tears occur In
animal tissue In an eyelid or linger,
for Instance nature goes to work and
repairs the damage gradually, aud re
stores the flesh and skin to their orig
inal form aud appearance. This phe
nomenon led W. Seward Walluce to
wonder whether a similar restoration,
or any restoration whatever, would
result If the leaves of a plant were
torn, and he describes his experiment
In Popular Science. The trial was
made last summer, with a poison Ivy
leaf. That plant was selected on
account of Its cxttciuc liaidlness ami
On July H a portion of the tip of
the leaf was torn away without de
taching the leaf Iroiu the vine. The
tearing force was exerted at right an
gles to the long axis of the leaf, In
order that as many veins would be in
jured as possible. It was noted that
the direction of least resistance to this
force lay parallel with the veins.
On July J4, ten days after the leaf
was torn, u magnifying glass disclosed
hairs forming along the torn edges,
and these were most numerous along
the lines of the veins before mentioned
as offering the least resistance to tear
lug. This at once suggested that
growth was most vigorous nearest the
veins which were the sources of build
ing material. On August 1 the ex
treme edge of the leaf had withered,
while the Inner portions of the injured
areas were bright gicen, with new
chlorophyll forming. Still the magni
fying glass showed no vein building
process. Hut at last, as Mr. Wallace
thought the leaf dying, on August 10,
the Injury being then thirty-seven days
old, be removed the leaf aud examined
It beneath the microscope. A very dis
tinct healing had really taken place.
All the broken veins ami smaller ducts
were reconnected by a new terminal
sinus, which had formed along the
torn edge. ,,
The Wlilte-Tliroalril Sparrow.
There Is no other Instance when the
whisper-song Is so readily overheard
as lu the case of the white-throated
sparrow. Indeed, for days together,
as these birds linger on u hill's south
side aud scarcely move from the
thicket they frequent, there Is little
else heard than the meditative, self
entertaining notes. As all are singing
at short Intervals, it would seem as If
no one individual had time or Inclina
tion to listen to the others. It always
Is to me us dreamy a sound as the buzz
of u house-fly during thu quiet hours
of a summer afternoon.
Now, the white-throated sparrow Is
not with us an active bird. It Is rest
less at times, but not given to violent
exertion. With a full stouiucb, the
height of its ambition, existence be
comes a period of restful meditation,
and it Is little wouder that with noth
ing else to do these birds should whis
tle. Not like the cardinal, clear and
loud, or mandatory, as the Carolina
wren, shouting "Listen! listen! listen!"
but llku the weary man who Is at
last at his ease, ami hums a few
notes or whistles a bar or two as an
expression of relief.
"Easy, easy, let me be!" warbles the
white-throat; occasionally so distinct
ly that the woods are tilled with the
sound, more often set at so low a
pitch that you must be very near to
determine that It Is this, or indeed,
any bird that you bear.-Dr. C. C. Ab
bott, in New Llpplueott.
New Itecord For tho Long Skirt.
"Strange as It may seem, the trailing
skirts that women nro now wearing
have almost ruined our business," com
plained an intelligent street beggar.
"That sounds queer, doesn't It? Oue
not acquainted with ourbusluess might
fall to see the connection between pro
fessional begging and women's skirts.
And yet what 1 say is true. The great
er part of our revenue ordinarily comes
women, but since they've taken to
these long skirts for street wear they
are forced to hold them up, aud that
keeps one band constantly occupied.
It takes two hands to open a purse,
and I have often seen women stop as
though about to give something, but
this would necessitate letting go of thu
skirt, and they have passed on again.
Yes, we have to study all these things.
The trailing skirt hns already driven a
lot of us out of busluoss." Phllndel
A School Letter Icxchunge.
rrofessor Metealf, Supervisor of tho
Hoston schools, has Introduced a plan
for getting young pupils Interested In
geography, which consists lu getting
children In the North to correspond
with others In the South, and children
in the East to exchange with others In
the West. The children are encour
aged to tcM about the products, etc.,
of their own locality, and this being a
subject they are familiar with, they
can write Interestingly. The letters are
passed round und exchanged and thu
benefits of the system are multiplied;
the writing of thu letters Itself being a
splendid exercise, while the reading of
those received from other schools stim
ulates Interest lu the regular lessons.
The system Is one which can bu widely
applied, or course. The Pathllnder.
Kssentlal to hiicces.
When there Is a ninrket for the wares
of a business man or for the services
of n professional man or agent, or
when It Is practicable to create a mar
ket, all that Is needed to gain custom
Is to offer reaso niblo terms and com
municate thu facts to the people. It Is
thu experience of a vast majority of
successful men that the best and thu
cheapest way to reach the peoplo Is
through a newspaper which Is read by
a majority of thu residents of tho com
munity. Indeed, It Is essential to ad
vertise In such a uewapauer. Phlla-
THE FINAL CHOICE.
Dark doubts between the promise .!
event. Young. V
I rather thought that Alexander
Would sound well at the font.
While mother much preferred Leander .
For him who swnm the Hellespont. w
Grandfather clamored for Uriah,
While giamlma mentioned Obadiah.
-'hen mother spoke of Clarence, Cyril,
And Itegiuald and Claude,
Hut I thought none of them were virilo
Like some such name as Iehabod.
Grandfather spoke for Jeremiah,
And grandma favored Azarinh.
Then Harold, Gciald. Donald, Luke,
And lordly lloderick
Waged wordy war with Marnnduke
And Bernard and Theodorie,
While grandpa hinted Zachnrinh
And grandma thought of He.ckiah.
We spoke of Goltlieb fiom the Gcrtuari
Of Cuius, Cains, Saul.
Of Andrew. Francois. Ivan. Herman,
Of Casper, Jasper. Peter. Paul.
Still grandpa stuck for Nelieiniali, i
Anil grandma ventured Jcbcdiah.
From Anion down to Zenh we went,
Hut fate is so contrr.ry!
For nfter the nugul event
Thu name up really choc was Mary
Though gi nudum much preferied Mari.i,
And unmil'Mi tooted foi S'oolua.
-Edmund V.une Cooke, in the New Lip-
PITH AND POINT. k
"Is Dauber a realist In his work?"
"No, Indeed. He devotes his entire
time to portraits of women." Harp
"Mazle has a grnreful carriage,
hasn't she?" "Yes; but better still, her
beau has a splendid automobile."
Gertie "Do you believe In long en
gagements?" Maud "No; because It
doesn't enable one to crowd many of
them Info a season." Leslie's Weekly.
Tin's world is rough, but never mind,
Keep singing as you go, j
For if you stop to kick you'll find '
You've simply stubbed your toe.
Miss Prettyglrl "Ferdy Is such n
fool I simply enn't bear him. If I
should tell III in to stay away why, ho
Is such a fool I'm afraid he might."
Mrs. Hnresotne "Out? It's rather
annoying. We had an appointment
with her." The Maid "Yes. ma'am;
but that may not be why shu went
Carrie tin her new iMinnet) "How do
you like my hat, Herlha?" Hertha
"Why. I think it Is splendid. No one
would know It wasn't brand new." '
Charitable Old Lady "Poor womnn!
And are you a widow?" Heggar
"Worse than a widow, ma'am. Me
'ushand's llvln", an' 1 have to sup
"Do you know. Willie, what a horri
ble example Is?" said the fond moth
er." "Yes," said the schoolboy, with n
frown; "I never saw any other kind."
Susplelous and Wily Conductor "Do
you mean to say that child Is not over
live?" "He's Just four." "So I thought, j.
AH over three have to pay full fare."
He loved an heiress lucky stroke
In truth his vanity was flatteicd;
Hut when one day her Pa went broke
He found his hopes weie also shattered,
Friend"! suppose that you always
try to throw as much life In your pic
tures as you can?" Artist "Not al
ways. I've painted thirty-two pictures
of the Dead Sea In my time." Leslie's
"Why. young mini." exclaimed her
Irate father, "1 dou't belluve you con
even clothu yourself." "I can, ami do,"
the manly youth repllc.1; "I nave never
felt wealthy enough to employ a
valet." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Klmer "I would like to leave this
little book of my verse for review. Do
you think you might consistently meii
Hon In the notice that I am a llnlshed
poet?" Editor "Certainly not; but I
sincerely with I might." Philadelphia
KuiiihIii Counting Money.
"Ill banking circles," says the Phlla
dolphin Itecord, "It has been admitted
for some years that thu fastest counter
or banknotes and silver coin lu this
neighborhood was not a Philadelphia!!,
but a young miiu or Norrlstowu Hon
jamlu Huglies, note clerk of thu Peo
ple's Hank. Lately, l.owuver, two
youug men In the Glrard National
Hank, lu Third street, below Chestnut,
have developed such a speed lu thu
countlug or cash that thu Norrlstowu
expert's laurels have begun to fade on
ins brow. Onu of the Glrard Hank's
young men, E. C. Watt, has thu rec
ord of having counted 1000 Hliuid sil
ver dollars lu one and a half minutes.
The other, Shellay Heller, has counted
lu Hfty-two t-ccoiids 100 onu dollar
bills. Hy oeveral seconds thesu two
lets are said to beat the best work of '
Mr. Hughes. When Mr. Watt and
Shelley Heller are countlug money
during baakltg hours the movements
or their bands are so wonderfully
swift aud graceful that It Is no unus
ual thing for hurried men of business
to linger Hrteeu or twenty minutes
Just to watch them."
A New Vt'nrnlng l'or Shln.
The principle- or wireless telegraphy
is to bu used In making an auotmatle
warning for ships when approiichlug
dangerous rocks or shoals lu weather
that renders both lights aud fog-hovus
useless. Experiments arc now making
ou thu coast of Hrltlsh Colombia, with
the promlsu of satisfactory results, A
metallic conductor is llxed ut au ele
vation, aud from It electric waves aru
sent over a zouu seven miles lu width.
If a ship provided with a receiving in
strument comes within this zone. It Is
at onco automatically warned of thu
danger, and thu direction and distance
of the dauger is automatically re-
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