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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1901)
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THE PASSING BAND.
'A lone, leep.d.rpiie
innimmcin n rcionam. junntuoiic.
fTp noarcth tha liorn with on unuulant
I Hare, .
That dics is reborn juil a flash ot n
Throuah tlio rumble of drums, us their
throbbing beat .
emls a rhythmic pulte down the tmuiI-
ins street, s
llien n streaming pennant of bound is
3'lmnboyant from wall lo wall i swung.,
riear and mote near thu harmonics
clear , ,
I'.uija skywnL,n.,MiiidctoiMtowcr, then
J I hreaksjn a clarion mwh of Bounds,
An tihtlnnt tumult, thai hounds aud
A voluminous groan
' Kom the Mating trombone;
And a cluniror ot brans
As the cjmluls pass; I
Then the drum's lone boom, as the mclo
J'orward and waver and faint and die
Into murmur auiphoiic,
. To n far nway swell. '
Till at laid they mell
J II a noiu iniig-urmwi -
Arc sono on on. ,
The Lost $
y EOKGB thought nl first he
I f ivoulil toll licr as soon us lie
WT reached homo, but when Ire
came to the house he drove on
lo tbo bnrn. He would put up the
team nutl do the ehori first. Thu
learn wnB unharnessed and fed, all the
bores were done, tint still ho did not
gi to the house Ho gut a hammer
mid mended the gate, hepul another
rund of rails on tin plg pen, lie
V ftiuckeil corn for the mcntng feed,
and thru he got the hammer again
mid hammered awhile-a long while
sit the barh door.
Itc turned to the liouan at last., walk
ing tdowly.fis one vciy weary. Ho
went Into the Bitting room, nlrcady
lark with the shadow of the comlug
night. His wife wis busy -with prep
' nratiuns tat supper, ami singing as
dm worked. 1Ic fumbled around the
mantel until she called
'George, what arc -you looklti' forV"
jind started to bring the lamp.
"Notbln'," he answered hnriledly,
and tent out through the .kitchen
V slnor and carried In mi armful of wood,
ihea took the bucket, already full of
water, threw It out and tilled It again.
Then he dropped Into a chair by the
kitchen floor and rested his chin in
"VVJint'fl the matter, George? Are
30.11 sick?" asked his wife. ,
"Nothin'," was his reply. "Molllo:"
tie Bald directly.
She sol down her pint and came over
41111I stood by bin chair.
"WlinK George?" -.
V "This nlncc ain't oiirn." he answered
"Not oura?" , ,
"No. When I went t prove up they
aid my claim had never been put in,
jiikI the land had been sold several
months. Guess the man's been wnitlu'
for me to got the crop nearly made
"heforc he makes uk git out."
Molllc -went baek to her work with
out a word. She kept her face turned
from him as she busied herself with
They both tried to out, but failed.
Jle left the (able first, and went and
at down on the door step. .Shu tried
for a time to clear the table, bill found
Tdie wan only carrying the dishes to
the kitchen then back to the table
?4ialn. She left them and went aud
ml. down beside her husband. Neither
wpokc. The baby was asleep and the
Jiouhc was very still. She slipped her
hand through his arm. At her touch
Ids head drooped a little lower, but he
poke no word.
The last light of lny had died on
the tops of the Owirk's highest hills.
The moonlight came. From the for
st crest of the mountain to the west
It crept dowti until It touched the door
-lep, and then fell upon the grove of
-wild plum trees that grewalong'thc
branch of the valley Held. Now It
lighted up the whole valley, aud the
"t oft south wind of May brought the
perfume of the growing corn. Still
ihey sat in silence.
U had been five years Mnee they
aiuc In tho Joy of their simple honey
moon to the little cabin George had
liullt in the wild forest. It was Gov
eminent laud, rid he thought ho had
linmcRteadcd li. Five years of hard
est toll nnd'cnro followed. Now there
"W.1H no open Held of eighty, acres, a
young orchard, barns and ji nenl, com
fortable Vottuge. It was their home,
nil a good home they had made it, too.
"flow plain you can smell the com,"
llollle said nt last.
1 "Such good corn," he (raid brokenly,
and forty acres of II."
'George," she said tpiilc. calmly,
"we ure young yet; wo cleared this
farm and built this house; we can do
lie only shook Ids head. Her words
iirought uo comfort to htm. He was
ilituklug of the live years of ceaseless
labor, tho best years of his young
manhood, whloli could never be re
called. George, slroplo minded, good heart
ed, had always been the best untured
;ind most harmless follow In the world.
During the days J hat followed he be
' ciiini! morose and crabbed. Fie seemed
to have lost nil hope. Ho moped
jibout the bouse or wandered aimless
ly over the llelds. One day hu took
his rIBo and told his wife ho was
olng to kill some squirrels.
Two miles up thu river where tho
'J lonoly country road pnMetf, through n
heavy forest, George hid In a clump
of underbrush tifid waited. For hours
he waited, hut uo one passed. At last
thcro came tho sound of horse's feet,
ieorgo Htcppcd out Into the road and
'motioned for the rider lo stop,
Are you tho man who bought
Wllson'a'phice.r tic Inquired In n cas
"I am," refilled the Btran?or.
Instantly tho rltle went up and
pointed directly tit his heart.
"Well, youV aoM to die. You want
a minute lo wiy your prayers In?"
George spoke coolly, almost careless
ly, but there was a terrible cnniest
nes.s In his eye.
"Yep." said the stranger, "I am the
man that bought your place, and I'm
the man that stole your money tlvo
years ago wall, don't shoot until I'm
done. When I met you that day nt
Springfield 1 w;is broke. When you
told mo your business, I knew It would
be easy to fool you. I beat you out of
your money. I took It and jvent WB'
as far as I could. For llvifycars I've
worked In. the uilne). -Worked llko n
dog. I saved up llftceundrod dol
lars and came back'ito buy n
farm, A leal estate agftnad bought
youjk from the Government, It being
vacant, you thlnk'lng you had home
steaded It. When I came out to look
at It two weeks ago I discovered It
was your place and I iccognizen you.
I went back to town and bought It
.piild every , cent lhad." ..George, had
lowered his rltle and Mood leaning
upon the barrel. "And there Is tho
deed," said the stranger, throwing n
paper at George's Tect.
George stooped nnil picked up the
paper. It was a deed to his land and
made over to him.
"I'm done; now yon may shoot,"
continued the other.
George threw down the gun mid
slarted toward him, but the stranger
turned his 'horse aud rode quickly
away. G'eorge passed hn hand over
his face n time or two, stooped and
picked up the gun.
"Well. I'll be blmncdl" he muttered
to himself, "If that ain't the honestcst
thief I ever seen I"
He did not stop at the barn to do the
chores that ovenlng before he went
to the house to tell Mollle. Waverley
A Cler Fottofllro Iloric.
There is a clever postotllce horse In
Urooklyu which for some time past
has been getting double rations, and
will probably continue to do so until
tho postotllce men discover his trick.
From the sub-station at the corner
nt Ninth street nnd Fifth avenue me
fcent out ii number of -mull collecting
catts through the surrounding dis
trict. When the horses drawing these
carts come In they are driven up in
front of the Matlon to stand until 11 is
time for mint her collection. While
thus Mantling they are fed. On the
curb In front of each horse is plnced
a bag of oats. None of the horses are.
ti;d, for standing Is n part of their
This Is when the horse with a double
appetite has his opportunity to .per
form a skillful manoeuvre nt each
meal. He waits until all the rations
are distributed, then, pnylug no at
tention to bis own allotment, he be
gins slowly lo back. Slowly, but sure
ly he backs into the horse below him,
which In turn pushes back further and
further until in a few moments the
clever horse In front who started the
backward procession Is standing In the
place of his neighbor In the rear with
his head In that animal's feedbag.
Then ho begins to cat ravenously, Hit-
lshes his ueighhoi's oats as soon as
possible, and t-tcps nimbly back to
his own plnce. eats his own oats, ami
settles contentedly for a stand-up nap
with u well-fed air of placid Innocence.
Hut the hpi-f-e at tin end or the line
suffers. That Is no affair of the clever
Inventor , of the neheme, however.
New York Times.
Ni Telllue Vt'litn Olio Muy Xrrri n Collin.
"A man entered my salesroom r.oiuu
time ago," recalled a St. Joseph under
taker, "that said that he wanted to
select a casket and shroud. I asked
what slr-e casket he wanted aud lie
answered 'Well, you can measure mo
If yon want; I want the casket for
myself.' I was taken by surprise, and
he noticed It. but he nppe-ir.cd to Jljlnk
that "there was nothing "unusual In
this rcipicM. '1 am six tcet tall,' he
"Without furl her delay I began to
show blin our different caskets. He
was very particular about It they all
are and It took him about an hour
to choose what he wanted. He then
.selected a shroud and other necessities
and gave an order for four carriages.
When we were through In; asked the
price ami 1 told him SI rat. lie paid
over the cash and I gave him u receipt
for his own funeral. That man was
apparently strong mid robindatthu
time Sl. weeks later 1 received a
telephone message Irom one of thu
hospitals In this city aunnuueing that
my customer had died and that ho had
given Instructions to have me called.
The funeral was carried out Just, as
he had planned II." KnnvasClty Jour
mil. An AinimliiK itrtf Tujip IniliH'lit.
I'uele Sam Is so bound up with ted
tape that he sometimes has to take
money out of one pocket and put Jt
hi another, Octaslonally.hu pays It
back Into the same pocket again, as is
Just now being exemplified In' the case
of certain Importations of machinery
for the new Philadelphia Mint. It wan
founu that in the line details of some
of the more delicate bits of mechanism
neces&ary to the coining of money the
Germans were ahead of us, nnd some
of the machinery lias been Imported.
In spile of the fact that this has been
consigned to the United States, Gov
ernment, the Treasury Department
has been called upon to pay the usual
rate of duty on II. As all tho revenues
from the various Custom Houses tlud
their way to the Treasury Department
In thin Instil uce It isn't even a questlou
ot exchanging money from ouo pocket
to another. Here llnclu Sam Just takes
11 out and puis It back again where It
cnnie froui.-riilladclnhlu llecord.
HEREDITY AND HEALTH
THE VIEWS OF FAMILY DOCTORS
AND LIFE INSURANCE MEN.
Modern Ttieorte lo the VoMllilllty f
XnhnrttliiB HUrste Tim Krw tlMlnrin
llrxard to Tutierculitliinntty 1
Hot a HacterUt UUrnir.
Upon few questions have medical
men been so divided as upon the possi
bility of Inheriting disease. Opinion
on tlilsvsubJetl-hasnindeYKOiie nmoh
change within the last fifteen or
twenty years, but even to-day doc
tors ore not unanimous on the sub
ject. Then, ngaln, there Is another
class of sclent Ifle people who theo
rize regarding the phenomena of phys
ical life and conduct laboratory exper
iments. These niuii call themselves
biologists, and they are unquestion
ably a learned lot. Yet their conclu
sions are often dlirereut from those
reached by the physicians. In gen
eral, It may be said that biologists
Incline to accept Welssniann'fl doe
trlrie that acquired traits cannot bo
transmitted to progeny, while niedl-
have more or less confidence In the
pbsslbillty of Inheriting physical in
firmities. The discovery of bacteria nR thu
cause of most maladies has had n
revolutionary Influence upon tho old
doctrine ot Inheritance regarding tu
berculosis. Once It was believed that
a whole family was hopelessly doomed
if either of the parents died of this dis
ease. "Wo have, ripped that notion
up the back," said tho medical ad
viser of a leading Insurance company
it he nthcLMlay. .ViPfeUilsIs lsni .contag
ious disease, nnd results from associa
tion with a victim of that trouble. I
sliould sooner look for It In the hus
band than In the child nt u woman
who was thus affected."
The doctor who passes on the appli
cations mnde to another company pnt
the case less radically. Ho nttnehed
some Importance to the fact that par
ents had died of consumption. Even
granting that it Is purely n contagious
malady, offspring sometimes appear to
inherit n susceptibility or an abnor
mally low power of resistance to It. It
Is asserted that even when the chil
dren of tuberculosis parents are wide.
dyrsf,purntcd'tu tlielnyuuUi.jniul ftrow
up apart., n larger percentage of them
develop tho disease than that of other
people's children.. To preponderance
Is not marked, perhaps, but there arc
those who beUevo that It exists. This
same expert remarked, however, that
formeily his company did not regard
n man reasonably safe from Inherited
consumption until he wns forty years
old, whereas they would take him now
with little hesitation nt thirty-live, It
lie then showed no signs ot the mal
ady, lloth theory nnd prnctlco are tin
dcgolng slow changes on this point,
Insanity is not regarded as a bacter
ial disease, aud yet It has u physical
basis. The brain undergoes local or
general changes in structure. Tho dis
order cauuoL be acquired by nssocln
tlon with other victims of It, but many
experts believe In the possibility of in
heriting a tendoncy to Insanity and Us
first cousin, epilepsy. Doctors recog
nize what tney call the "Insane din
Uresis" "or a predisposition to Insanity,
and then take a good 'deal of stock In
the notion that this is an inherited
weakness. Most life Insurance com
panies discriminate sharply against
applicants whost ancestry exhibits
two or three cases of Insanity, or one
of Insanity nnd ouo of epilepsy.
Cancer Is another nllllctlon which
was oncn believed to bo transmissible
to offspring, but that view of it is now
ulinostonttroly abandoned. Occasion
ally there aro cases of death from
this cause In mother or father nnd son
only a few years apart. Hut, sugges
tive us such a coincidence is, doctors
do not all Interpret it alike. One of the
lending life insurance companies of
this country, which puts Its terms up
where consumption or Insanity ap
pears in the 'parents' or grandparents''
history, Ignores cancer except in the
Tlicse are the three diseases to which
the most attention is given by these
companies in considering the infirm
ities of parents and grandparents.
Still, It is asserted that lack of long
evity, Brlght's disease aud other
signs of weakness appear to be char
acteristic of some families and not of
others. There is Utile evidence of the
inheritance of a predisposition to apo
plexy. Indeed, this trouble, wnlch is
dueiPi'Iuiarlly. to. n. weakness, of the
wnlls of the. arteries, has been found
to be about equally characteristic of
persons whose weight Is abnormally
great and those who are abnormally
A great deal litis been written of al
coholism ami heredity. Some of the
expressions on this subject are ex
travagant and misleading. It is par
ticularly Interesting to notn whether
drunkenness or other moral fallings
develop In parents before or after
their children were born. In the lat
ter case heredity would seem to afford
an Inadequate explanation of bad hab
its or disease. Km ert,uelcss, there Is
much evidence that in one wuy or an
other Immorality affects offspring. It
does so chiefly by Impairing tho phyl
cjiI stamina of thu latter, and rarely
by causing any special disease In
surance companies pay little nttentloq
to alcoholism In the parents of appli
cants, not because they have no faith
In Its Influences, but because they can
recognise the latter in underslr.e,
light weight, nervous weakness or
other peculiarities of tho children,
Such characteristics tervu an n more
Perhaps the firmest believers In the
old Mosaic declaration about the "sins
ot the fathers" are niedicnl practition
ers In towns ot moderate slse, family
physicians who know grnndparcnls,
PJMI'WlWW "WWW WW WHW
parents and children socially n well
.nsnlHrofenskiiiaHy. i Their Observation
almost Invariably convinces thorn not
only that morn I lntlrmltles are trans
lated Into physical weakness In the
second and third generations, but also
that maladies which are In uo sense
related to Immorality sometimes leave
their lmpies on the young. Very
often this effect is nothing more than
n predisposition, which, once recog
nised nnd dealt with In time, may be
skillfully antagonized by diet, exercise
and environment.-NoV YoikTrtbnno.
BLIND MERCHANT IS HANDY.
Cnrl Well Nvrrr Snr llii Light, Vl In
There Is a small store on the corner
of South avenue and Glover street,
where aro sold lee cream, "canned
goods, "package giocerles," and the
various other things which go to make
up thu ordinary stock of such an es
tablishment. There are hundreds of
other stores in Syracuse exactly like
tills one, but It Is unique because of
the iiersoniiltty of the storekeeper, a
young man of twenty-one, who is to
If you were to hoc 'Carl' Wells mov
tng briskly about, waiting on custom
ers nnd never tanking u mistake in
finding the right article or In making
change, you would find It dltllcult to
rcnltKO tha ttl(t,worhl has been dark
to him from thc'hotir of his birth, Al
though his fathur and mother are both
endowed with eyesight, a strange fatal
ity seems to hai over their children,
for Mr. Wells has u brother and a sis.
ter u1m ntlllcted with congenital blind
ncsii In the case of all three, the op
tic nerve Is paralysed, nnd no light nl-
Is quite Irremedlnble.
"Thcro Is a long Latin name for It,
Dr. Hrown told me, but I don't lcinein
ber It." said Mr. Wells to n Herald re
porter. "Hut then, of course, 1 don't
miss my eyes as any ouo would who
rind had them and lost them. When
I was n child I made up my mind that
I must leai n to do things for myself,
for If you wait for soiu; one else to
help you, you generally have to wall
long while, and I nm fortunate In
having a strong sense of location. I
always put my own goods In their
places on the shelves and then I don't
have the least dllllculty in lluding
thcro. Ouce lknow.ltow-vtliu'ouvsldot
of any special package feels, I know
It for keeps. Ot course, If ionic one
wcro to disarrange my work and put
things out Of place, I should be com
pletely lost." Syracuse Herald.
Abandoned HchooUiouin to u C.liost.
A ghost has received otllclnl rci-og-nlttou
In tho action of Trustee Joshc
Martin, of .Inckson township, of Car
roll County, Iud., when he gave u con
tract for the erection of a new school
building In thu Walnut Grove district.
Sovcral years ago Araer Green was
lynched by u mob for tho murder ot
his swQethcnrt. Luella Mabbltt, the
hanging Inking place at n walnut tree
In tho Walnut Grove sclioplyard. Since
then the children hnvo licen tilled with
superstitious terror In regard to tho
place, and the onco large school dwin
dled to two pupils lust winter, and
after a few weeks' effort to get. others
to attend, school wns dismissed.
Strange stories were told about the
place. Greens ghost "was reported to
have been seen, and tho teachers re
ported that they heard imexplaluabln
sounds about the building. The wal
nut tree, berore then a largo and
thrifty one, never bore foliage after
the lynching, and stood it bleak re
minder of the tragedy.
No teucher could be found to accept
the school for next winter, and In re
sponse to thu Insistent demands of the
patrons u'ncwbulldlng wlirbo erect
ed n short distance away, the old site
being abandoned. Indianapolis .lour
mil. Quirk Work Mlftht Holre II.
A lady was recently rending to her
young son the story of a llttK. fellow
whose father was taken ill nnd died,
after which ho set himself' diligently
to work to assist in supporting him
self aiid his mother. When she had
finished the story, she said:
"Now, Tommy, If pa were to die,
wouldn't you work to keep mninmaV"
"Why, no," snld tho little chap, not
relishing the Idea of work. "What
for? Ain't wc got n good hourc to live
"Oh, yes, my dear,' said the mother,
"but we can't eat the house, you
"Well, nln't wc sot plenty of thlnpu
In tbc'puutry?" contliued .the ypuugt
"Certainly, dear," replied the moth
er, "but they would not last long, and
"Well, ma." said the young Incorrigi
ble, after thinking a moment, "ain't
there enough to last till you get an
Ma gave it up. Answers.
f Curried Klttium WIUi 111 Troth.
itradlcy Is three years old aud n
pollto young man, as Is Indicated by
the fact that he gravely doffs his hat
'When meeting a woman with whom he
Is acquainted. He also believes that
In some things nature's way Is the
. A family of kittens came to Strad
ley's home, much to his delight. He
carried one ot the kittens about with
him and marveled much that the kit
ten should cry.
The other day he saw the mother
cat carrying n kitten In her mouth,
nnd n great light broke on Stradley.
That afternoon he walked solemnly in
to the houee, holding n Htruggllng kit
ten firmly between his teeth.
"Why, Strudlcy," said his .mother,
"yon should not curry poor kitty that
"NoV" said tho little man, and then
ndded: "Why. It's mamma doeu."
New York Mall aud Express.
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wufT.K n . ' ,T
Twrt French physicians have made
experiments which led to the couclu
slou that a nutritious meat diet and
absolute bodily rest mo the best means
of arresting cimsuiuption.
Three' aluminum electric transmis
sion lluoi have recently been Installed
In Italy near Naples, The Hues trans
mlt power nt .UX). volts from three-horxo-pov.or
turbines lo the valley of
I'ninoll, to Santo, nnd to Tone An
numdatu. The lengths of the.y lines
are two miles, nine miles nnd two
A sheep raiser In Guadaloupe
County, N. M., Is shearing his sheep
with power furnished by electricity.
He has established a camp oil the I lock
Island extension two miles from Juan
Pals and Is there shearing li.",tXH) sheep.
The macWtio secures about three--quarters
of a pound" morowonl from
each, sheep than did the old hand
method. One mnii can shear 13)0
sheep a da..
The prize of !-00 offered some time
ago by the Association des Indus
trlelles of France for the let Insu
lated glove for electricians was won
by Mr. Friiti. Clouth, of Cologne. Tlie
prize-winning glove hud an electrical
reslstuuco of CW.rioo megohms and In a
brenk-down test It withstood n pres
.stjro of 11,000 volts for three minutes
and rJ.'-'OO'voltsTor one mlntilf-licfoni
being penetrated. The glove Is or rub
ber lined with tricot.
Geologists, artrr a careful study of
the question, have given It us ttiulr
opinion that the new oil holt, which nt
present Is doing, so much to boom
Texas, extends from Heaumont down
the Gulf Coast to the mouth of the
Itlu 'Grande and far Into Mexico.
Should this prove true, that country
has before it o period of prosperity sifch
as Its people never before dreamed -of.
American nrostiectors are already at
work, and are 'sinking plpe-llnrs In
hundreds of places hi the State of
M. Hi'cque-.cl icporls to the Trench
Academy of Sciences that rts a result
of currying In his pocket for several
months u small bottle of salts of tlie
metal radium his skin under the rocket
became considerably bnr.ied. M. (,'urle
also reported that the exposure of his
hand to radio-active materlal.slx hours
caused u burn which did not heal up
for several months. In their power
to burn, therefore, as well as hi vari
ous other characteristics, the radium
rays show analogy to thu X-rays.
Fiber pipes and conduits, made from
wood pulp nnd treated with a preserva
tive, are now being put In use. After
the usual grinding thu pulp Is washed,
screened, passed through a beating en
gine, then screened again. These op
erations completed, n thin sheet cJ tho
pulp Is wound on a core until the de
sired thickness is secured After dry
ing the tube Is trculcd with n pre
servative, l.ts ends are 'then lltllshed
In n lathe to any dcslied form. It Is
claimed that this product possesses
the advantages .oter bored logs of u
homogeneous material throughout, free
from grain, and thoroughly Impreg
nated with the preservative, tYius
avoiding variations In hardness, dry
ness and amounts of resinous matter.
MmiiIIu In isss.
Manila is well planted and Inhabited
with Spaniards to the number ot ISOO
or 700 persons, which dwell In a town
unwalled, which hath three or four
small block houses, part made of wood
and part of stone, helug indeed of no
great strength; they have one or two
small galleys belonging to the town.
It Is a very rich place, ot gold nnd oth
er commodities; and they have yearly
tratlle from Acapulco In Nueva Ks
pauii, and -also twenty or thirty ships
from China nud from the Sauguclos
(people from Sango, iu Japan), which
brlnj: them many sorts of merchan
dise. The merchants of Chliin and
the Sanguclos aro part Sloors and part
heathen people. They bring great
store of gold with them, which they
trafllc nud exchange Tor silver, nni
give weight for weight. These San
guclos are men of marvelous capacity
In devising and making alliuiHor of
tilings, especially in nil handicrafts
and sciences; and every one Is so ex
pert, perfect, and skilful In his faculty,
as few or no Christians are able to go
beyond them In that which they take
In hand. For drawing and embroider
ing upon satin, silk, silver, gold, and
pearl, they cxccl.-Cavcudlsli -First
1.1 k Liuly.
A little ghl from au East Cud slum
wns luvltod with others to a charity
dinner given at a great house In the
West Knd of London. In the course
of (he meal the little maiden startled
.her hostcsrt'liy proiKiundlng the query:
"Does your huuhu id drink?"
'Why. no," replied the astonished
lady of the house.
After n moment's pause the mlnlii-lure.-quvrlst
proceeded with the equal
ly bewllderin? questions:
"How much coal do you burn? What,
Is your hnsbaqd's salary? Has he any
Ily this time the presiding genius of,
tho table felt called upon to ask her
humble guest what rondo her ask audi
"Well," wan the Innocent reply,
"mother told me to bcbuvollkii a lady,
and yhcn ladles call at our house they
always ask mother those questions."
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m ii rf jtuw iai wvt m m
ComiirumUi Kii.lly Lacking irtin Hr
wriril of rr rrnnce t'rotlnton .
Itnolrnn Attjniirt-Tli IIponltillM
MltUIr Aipr-hrtiilon lloucrul, Wo
"Will oii rIvc me a steam jocht
When ! am married to yoa .laek?
The youth W(ii wle, and, like a shot,
Uae hpr u little smack)
Dairy Rwellktd (to frlciul)-"llow
awkwardly (hat common child wnlks."
Friend- "Yes; she has no carriage at
The Itnurnrri of l'rravrruncr.
"Why, 1 didn't think you Intended to
"Well, I didn't at first, but It wns
Impossible to dlscoutnge hlm!"Pook.
"Did little Jim enjoy (hat children's
"I guess so. He wasn't, hungry until
tho next afternoon at four o'clock."
A KitUu A.IJunel. ,
Ascuin-""Wluil'K, the Idea Jn your
new story V" "t'J , - . ,
Wrlght-,,Iden? Why, It hiiKir't.iin.v.
It's a society novel."-I'lillailelphhi
Sio-"Dld It ever nccm tQ .vm what
poor talkers the moil no?c
lie "Did you ever coiihlder tha! It
Is the women who teach (mblcs. to ny
lUiilnlr Apirtirfein. . '
Pinching Hug--"8ay, It Is silly tor'
you to wear your headlight on be
l.lghlnlhg Htig-"Not at nil. I'm aw
fully nervous about reur-cinl col
He. "Do you suppose We will ever
have enough to gut married on?"
Why, Jack, we ooirt
A couple ot hundred
need a million.
thousand will do lo start oit'Dclrolt
FreyPresK. , ",
XrriU-d the Munrjr,
Dibbles "That was n beautiful poom
you Mad In Gusher's anagar.iue this
month. Where did you get lb? In
siWrittlouV" Scribbles "From my credllors. '
How Hri'rrl (let Oul.
Wild-cat-rug "Bay, that young man
has got a wooden leg."
Hour-skln-rug "How do you know?"
Wild-cat-rug "When he hIcpihm) on
my head 1 bit him In three places
and he never even winked." .
cud of it. ' ,
"I lead somewhere the other day
that' the American people spend $!",-
000,000 ;l jrair for golf."
"Good I Pin glnd to hear It. If
they didn't blow It In that way they
mlght spend It on fireworks."
jiiio out or it.
Mrs, HlncKOre-r "Hut they are very
fashionable, are (hey not';'
.Mra Swcllnmn-r-"i,,ashIonabIe? Most
assuredly not. AVhy, they penult the
care of their children lo Interfere with
their social obligations," Philadelphia
Press. ,.,,, ,
fiun Kvel' l.oil. ,.
"People will find fault,"
"It scorns' Inherent In human' na
ture." "The surprising part Is ho much
fault Is found wnen so few "seem t
lose nny of their faults" Philadelphia
lllplr.K Ulin lu Ml,.
"Yes,"' ho said, with a ricprccjitJn;;
sweep of the hand, "this Is n very
small world, after all."
"I know It," she replied: "somcllnics
It ically astonishes mo that you can
back up or turn mound on It without
slipping over the edge." Chicago
"So you didn't thlfil;, before wo
met," she said, with an ureh 'smile,
"that 1 was hvnultful? Why?"
"I had heard several of your lady
friends say you were 'such n nice,
sweet little thing,'" he leplled.
After that slc naturally had les
confidence in lierjjolf.
Ihn l'rhic or Kuuu h-dcr.
" sent invny n dollar," she sr.dly
said, "to n parly in Now York whu
offered to tell for (hat amount how
to make the guehts at summer resorts
lovo your children."
"Oh, did you?" hcv friend f as:ed.
"What do yon have to do?"
"Leave them at home;" Chicago
"Yes," said the youngster's mother,
"Mr. Hllgglns insists that our boy Is
going to grow up to bo a womhrfpliy
Intellectual nud estimable man."
"Thin Is only a natural parental
'Perhaps. I tun not quite sure
whether It Is parental pride or In-llef
In lioredlty."-Wiishlngton Star.
"Hut. niammil," said thu hoaiilirul
South American heiress,, "do yon be
lleve I will hnvo tiny trouble In lieiuj?
received In society lu the Upltcd
"I don't see why,' answered Jn?i
mother. "You hnvo plenty of-' money
and you can make thu best of iucm
look like small change when it comes
to being a daughter or, the rtvrltiMou!''
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