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Red Cloud Chief.
The ndvanco In wireless telegrnphy
was the chief sclcntlflc event of last
An essay on happiness In tho Daltl
more Sun resolves ILsclf Into one rule:
Pay nil bills promptly.
Plethoric wedding fees nro In sight
for tho St. LoiiIb minister who Is urg
ing women to do tho proposing.
Tho army and nnvy experts seem to
think that tho Gathmnn gun is just
tho thing for sonic other nation.
Don't cat anything. Everything you
ent causes cancer. The scientific sharps
say so. They never cat nnythlng.
With luwn controlling tho currency
and tho garden seed, the politicians
of that state ought to bo reasonably
Joaquin Miller says It Is wrong to
exclude tho Chinese. Joaquin, how
ever, will have to do most of tho blush
If tho American schools aro not
teaching English there may be comfort
in tho suspicion that they aro creating
a new language.
American tailors are cosplrlng to got
hold of tho London trade, but how do
they expect to lntroduco into Great
Urltaln clothes that fit?
Somebody has figured that King Ed
ward's coronation will cost 110,025,000.
And Andrew Carnegie could foot tho
bill nnd hardly know It.
Multimillionaire Rockefeller frankly
confesses that ho would glvo tho bulk
of his fortune to possess tho nppctlto
of his landscapo gardener.
It has been determined by tho agri
cultural department that tho San Joso
scalo camo from China. Let It bo in
cluded In tho exclusion net.
Tho name of tho now Siamese min
ister at Washington is Phyn Akhara
Oradhara. The dentists ought to bo In
tho front rnnk of tho reception com
mittee. Thrco hundred cooks hnvo deserted
tho Chlncso emperor. Now, If his
chambermaids will glvo notlco wo may
put Kwnng Su right In tho modern
Chinese taxpayers havo another
groan coming. The dowager empress
announces that she will endeavor to
re-establish tho popularity of tho court
Sergeant Kipling has butted Into tho
Ilrltish war controversy with a prop
osition to draft soldiers from tho golf
links nnd transfer them to tho sccno
of actual conlllct.
Young Corbett has decided to aban
don pugilism and become u surgeon.
Ho will bo able to take up his new du
ties with n thorough knowledgo of
fractures nnd uppercuts.
It Is claimed that wireless telegraphy
was first suggested by tho flight of a
pigeon, but why this Bhould prompt
tho Inventor any moro thnn'tho throw
ing of a brickbat Is hurd to imagine.
Buffalo BUI has undergono nn oper
ation for tho removnl of his hair. If
the scalp had gone with It tho smnll
boy might In time have forgiven tho
Indian. Ho will never forgivo tho bar
ber. This man up in Vermont who has a
now tlieory regarding tho causo of tho
movemont of tho enrth nnd other
planets about tho sun may bo tho sub
ject of long articles In all tho encyclo
pedias somo day.
Tho Chicago man who emptied n
pint measure of whisky at a single
drink nnd died In consequenco was
recklessly imprudent. Every Missouri
colonel knows that there aro two good
drinks lu every pint of whisky.
Thero was novor an Innocent nnd
improving pastime, suitable nllko to
itho learned and tho laity, to compare
in gonulne fun and literary profit with
tho spelling "bee." So genoral has
becomo tho vlco of bad orthography
thnt signs multiply in favor of n re
vival of tho "bee." Thoro will bo a
llttlo moro dlfllcnlty than of old in
agreeing upon a standard, but tho
words spelled moro ways than ono aro
comparatively few nnd not Important.
Teachers of spelling, tho fow that re
main In tho schools, should bo tho first
to encourage tho Jolly "beo" and aro
llablo not to bo the last to bo Bpcllcd
Becnuso a Pennsylvania Justice of
tho peace, who Is also president of a
bank, sentenced threo girl strikers to
Jail, tho people of his town raedo a
brisk run on his bank. Tho moral of
this is that n Justice of tho peaco
shouldn't bo anything else.
Reports from Cuba say tho people
took try llttlo interest In tho election
of their first president, only a small
percentage of them going to tho trou
bio to vote Evidently the now presi
dent of Cuba will not have much pat-
WANT MIR MONEY
Indians Threaten to Break Opon
. a Bank at Dowagiac, Mich.
MAM OF THfM ARE WELL ARMED
tlattte With Ore Thieves nt Victor
Colo. Headjeftt lloiljr Found Near
lUllrond Track Nebraska City
Strike Nettled Other Now.
Three hundred Pottawattamie In
dians aro on u rampage at Dowagiac,
Mich., nnd arq besieging Leo Bros'.
rbank, which they threaten to break
open if they are not paid the money
they expected to receive for signing
over their claims to lake front laud in
Many of the Indians are armed. Tho
town marshal has sworn In n number
of deputies, All other citizens tiro
keeping Indoors, fearing to leave their
The Indians camo to town to get
$38,000 which was to bo paid them by
an agent of the Chicago syndicate to
which they havo signed over their
power of attorney to act in the laleo
front land case. The Indluus were to
have received 8100 each. Just as tho
agent was about to issuo tho money
nn order wob received from tho pro
bate judge of tho county instructing
him to mnko payment only to the
guardians of tho Indians. The judge
feared the Indians would spend the
money In saloons, and after becoming
intoxicated cause trouble.
Every one is hoping that tho Indians
will grow quieter as tho night wears
on. If any attempt should be made to
wreck tho bank a serious conlllct is
sure to follow.
BATTLE UNDER GROUND
Ore TbloTe Make Deiiporate Fight In
A desperate battle four hundred feet
under ground between ore thieves and
officers and trusted employes occurred
in tho Independence mine on Battle
mountain, near Victor, Col.
Between fifty and seventy-five shots
were exchanged between the opposing
parlies. Leo Ulockncr, a member of
tho company's force, was shot twice,
but not beriously injured.
Tho light was most determined, but
the pirates finally gained the upper
hand nnd forced the company's men to
retreat toward tho big shaft, giving
tho thieves nn opportunity to escape.
The management of Stratum's I tide-j-endence
company of London, Eng
land, which owns the Independence
mine, has been aware for ft long time
that rich deposits of sylvanitu in the
mine wcro being systematically robbed,
the stealings amounting to thousands
of dollars u mouth.
Detectives were employed nnd It is
said the thieves were detected In tho
act of looting a rich beam of ore. They
escaped through the underground
workings connected with an adjoining
Mrs. George UatclilT was arrested at
Emporia, Kan., for shoplifting. Em
poria merchants have been bothered
greatl r during tho holiday rush by
shoplifters. A number of special de
tectives havo been on duty. Ofllccr
John ltingcr caught eight of these
thieves In four days. Nearly
store wns worked moro or less,
women and girls were captured,
thought the stcallag will cease
as the stores are not so crowded, but
while it lasted it was tho worst seige
of its kind Emporia ever experienced,
Robbed the Night Agent.
Frank Hay, who claims to be n sol
dier returning to his home lit Ken
tucky, was convicted in tho circuit
court of holding up with a revolver
nnd robbing tho night agent at OlTer
lec, Kas., December 31. Liveryman
Robinson, of Holly, Colo., in search of
a missing hossc, dropped into court
and recognized Ray as tho party who
had hired it several weeks ago and for
gotten to return it. William Beezley
prosecuted the case.
Fined for Vnuiliilltin.
W. W. Waterman of Chappie, Neb.,
swore out a warrant before County
Judge O'Ncil, charging Harry Palsly
Frank Camp, Albert Taylor and Chas.
McAvoy with destroying property be
longing to school district No. U7, to
the value of 880. Sheriff MoEldowney
went out after the boys and returned
to town with them, where they ilxed
tho matter up by paying the costs and
damages, amounting In all to 8100,
Four Ilrlde Were Slater.
Miss Bertha Chapman, Miss Lucy
Chapman, Miss Anna Chapman, and
wish unie uimpmnn of Wnkelleld.Kas.,
were married to Fred Montell, William
Montell, Samuel Windsor and Matthew
H. Spooner. The brides wcro all sis
ters and the wedding took place at tho
home of their, parents. The clergy
man was tho Rev. John Chapman, jr.,
a brother of tho brides.
Mntlnjr Cne About February I,
Tho fcdernl convicts who are charged
with complicity in tho murder of
Guard John B. Wnldrupo, in tho recent
mutiny at the federal prison, will not
havo their preliminary until after the
January term of the United States dis
trict court. It is thought that tho
cases will bo called about Fobruary 1.
Murderer llunced. '
John Itlukard, convicted of the
murder of his wife at Marlon, Ind,, in
Juno, 1000. was hanped at tho north-
T ' i .i ,r
DYING IN SQUALOR 1
A Wichita (llrl'a Pitiful State of D.itl
tutlnn. Gasping for breath on a miserable
cot In n tenement house at Wichita,
Kas., eighteen-year-old Laurft Robl
ncttc Is slowly dying of consumption,
while her mother nnd threo sisters arc
ftlmost destitute of food and clothing.
Such was the condition ln which Po
lice Matron Ella Glenn Shields found
the family while on her rounds of
mercy, and she has asked tho oharlta
bio citizens to give aid.
The dying girl, surrounded by these
miserable conditions, makes tho case an
exceedingly pitiful one. There are live
members in the. family, a widow and
four daughters. They occupy two
small, squalid rooms In tho upper story
of n large house, which is also inhab
ited by several other families. Until
last week tho family occupied but one
room, but the condition of tlto dying
girl demanded that she have better
qunrters, and although penniless and
not able to furnish her with the luxury
of a better room, tho other room was
Tho family owns but ono small bed
and a cot. and the dying girl of courso
occupies the bed. The appearance of
tho rooms clearly indicates tho desti
tute condition of the family. There is
practically no furniture in tho rooms,
and what there Is is broken and almost
Since they enme to Wichita Mrs.
Kobinotto nnd her daughters have re
ceived aid from tho county, but it was
rather quantity than quality, and food
furnished the sick girl was not such aa
she bhould havo had. Tho King's
Daughters have furnished aid in the
Mrs. itoblncttc receives ft little money
every month from ft married daughter
who lives in Indiana, but this is not
even sufficient to pay tho rent of tho
poor rooms they live In. The case Is a
peculiar ono for prosperous Wichita.
Ho Quit the Church.
The Rev. J. Whlstou, pastor of tho
Christian church of Hiawatha, Kas.,
lias tendered his resignation on ac
count of criticism because ho said in
n sermon that doubtless .when "wo
reached tho other shore we probably
would Hint there many who never be
longed to any church." This belief
was too far advanced for a half dozen
members and rather than have even
ono against him tho pastor resigned.
lu his ministry he has added seventy
five members to tho church and raised
S!!,!i00 for improvements to buildings.
The church has had thirteen pastors
In the eleven years and the ret.rlng
pastor's record is the best of any. Be,
fore coming to Hiawatha Mr. Whiston
was a successful merchant. He will
return to mercantile work.
May llujr nil Island.
Negoitatlons havo been practically
completed for tho sale of Stalger'a
Island to the board of directors of the
Kansas state penitentiary. The board
is iu session at tho penitentiary at
Lansing. There are about one thou
sand acres Involved in tho transaction,
It is understood that tho owners of
the Island agree to sell It for S15 per
acre, including coai rigius, nnu to iooic
for the next legislature for their mon
ey, a provisional contract to be drawn
now nnd the transfer of tho property
to the state to take plnce at once.
The owners of the property are Vin
ton StUlings, John 11. Atwood and
Jacob Kodenburg. The members of
tho board spent a day investigating
Took Carbolic Acid.
Miss Mnttie Anderson, the 10-year-old
daughter of N. M. Auderson of Cof
feyvllle, Kas., took carbolic acid with
suicidal intent and died. Miss Ander
son's death Is the result of an unhappy
love affair. Her parents objected to
her going with tho young man of her
choice because they did not think him
suitable. Miss Anderson left a noto
saying: "I will bid you nil adieu this
evening. I have stood It as long as I
possibly can, and will tako this and
put a stop to tills foolishness. I hope
this will be a warning for girls from
this on. Tell everybody I did this for
tho one I love."
Ileud llody on the Track.
Tho body of L. II. Harrietts, an In
digent carpenter of Rogers, Nob., was
found near the railroad depot shortly
after train No. SJ5 hail left tho station.
The body had been literally beheaded
ami only fragments of the head and
cap could bo found. Tho coroner's
jury found Harrietts was accidentally
run over by the train, exonerating tho
railroad company. There were no
witnesses to tho occurrence and tho
public opinion rather defines It as pre
Shoot Two llrother.
Policeman Cruse shot and probably
fatally woundce Lon and Alex Nelson,
of Knoxvillc, Tenn. Cruso was going
homo when ho claimed ho was fired on
and on investigation ho found the Nel
bous with some other men-on a nearby
corner. A difficulty ensued in which
Cruse shot tho two Nelsons. It Is al
leged that an attempt was made sever
al months ago to assassinate the police
mau. NEWS IN BRIEF.
Henry C. Pay no has been sworn in as
Senator Foraker was formerly re
elected by tho Ohio legislature.
Spinners at Mayuard, Mass., have
struck and fifteen hundred may be
como Involved. '
Tho London foreign ofllco issued tho
correspondence on tho isthmian canal
treaty in tho form of a parliumentray
rtaper. This eorresnondnnrn ndds
SCORES ARE KILLED
Mexico is Badly Shaken By An
THE DETAILS ARE VERY MEAGRE
Oklahoma Bandit Are Surrounded
Wreck on the Southern radllc
Suit Agalnitnattunnuth Ilund-
man Other New.
One of the most terrible catastrophe
iu the history of the state of Oucrrcro,
Mexico, is reported to havo occurred
when nn extremely violent earthquake
Shock Was felt Ut CllUll.inplnrrn. Pima.
ing a great loss of life and injuring
Details from the stricken district nro
meagre, but scattering reports received
hero indicato that probably three .hun
dred persons were killed and as many
injured. The state capltol, the parish
church and many business houses and
residences aro in ruins, and there Is
much suffering as a result of the awful
The telegraph lines and apparatus
at Chilpancingo were badly damaged
but tho employes, all of whom wcro
injured, quickly proceeded to erect an
improvised telegraph office on the out
skirts of tho city.
Tho number of deaths was greater
in tho parish church than in any sing
le place, as a crowd of worshipers
were gathered there for the uftcrnoon
service. Tho solid masonry, walled
roof camo toppling clown on tho wor
shipers and several people were killed.
Earthquake shocks were felt in many
cities and towns. In Mexico City, the
earthquake was of such violence as to
shake tho most substantial buildings.
Tho pan-American congress was in
session at tho time and many of the
delegates wcro greatly alarmed. The
first movement was one of trepidation
and was very sharp.
The earthquake was also intense at
Inguala, in the state of Guerrero, des
troying the parish church and many
buildings In tho city nnd neighbor
hood. Among the latter was the sugar,
mill of General Frlsbie, nn American.)
The mill had just been completed and'
fitted up with American machinery ut'
ft cost of 8200,008. The property loss'
is intense throughout tho state of
Brine Suit Acalnut nondman.
County Attorney Root of Platts
nouth, Neb., filed suit in the district
court against Joseph Sebstft and his'
bondsman, Frank Cnfourek, to recover
judgment on a 83.00 bond. Sebesta
wns arrested several months ago for
making a malicious assault upon a
young man named William Wnrge, in!
which the latter was bruised and
pounded in such a brutal manner that'
for several days it was feared ho would
not recover from tils Injuries. Cnfourek'
went security for Sebesta in tho sum"
of 53.00, but when tho time for trial!
arrived the defendant had disappeared
and tho county attorney now seeks to.
collect the bond. Sebesta is thought
to bo out in tho western part of the
A company of soldiers has left Fort
Sill to aid the nosse In nnrult. rf dm
highwaymen who murdered Sheriffs
Diuiui and llcclc of Guthrie, Okl. It is
announced that they are surrounded
in the bmsll nt tlin lipnilivud.,-.! nf
Beaver creek, near Rush Springs. Tho
oioounounds tracked tho robbers to
that point from Anachn nnd ivi Mi.
called off, not being allowed to enter
me urusii. Tho posso then surrouded tho
brush and beran n. nlorro ninriltln --
inforcemonts. It was for this purpose
mui uie troops started.
Exploilon Cuin Two Death.
Thomas Mills and Henry Grcnfeldt,
employed in tho Wabash mino near
Custer, S. D., loaded thirteen holes for
blastlug at tho bottom of a shaft. Af
ter lighting the fuses they gave the
slgnul to hoist. Almost at the same
tlmo one of tho shots exploded. Gren
foldtwas brought almost to tho top,
when ho fell back down tho shaft and
wns instnntly killed. Mills lived a few
hours. Grenfeldt left a family in Corn
wall, England, and Mills' family ar
rived today from tho old country.
Killed Her Baby Slitcr.
Nellie Corneilson, an eleven-year-old
girl, of Wichita, Kas., who killed tier
baby sister with ft razor and charged
her five-year-old brother with the
crime, has confessed that sho commit
ted tho crime, but was unablo to as
sign any reason for tho act. She said
tho notion to kill her sister ciine into
her head and that she could not resist
ber sudden passion for blood.
Kxprei I Wrecked.
Tho fast Southern Pacific passenger
train which left Now Orleans was
wrecked at Code station, twelue miles
cast of Lafayette, La. Fivo passenger
cars wcro thrown from the track, all
well filled with passengers, but only
three persons wcro seriously hurt.
Blow On the Ilead.
William Ferrel, an employe in one of
the factories at Metropolis, 111., is dy
ing as the result of a blow on the
head inflicted by Ike Brannon, another
employe. Tho men had quarreled
about their work.
Chicago Mitn a Suicide,
Samuel S. Ilnwlcy, a prominent Chi
cago attorney, aged thirty-nine, com
mitted suicide at St Louis by shooting
Despondency because of ill health is
thought to hnvn been th enup,
OHIOAQO INSTITUTION THAT HA9
HAD SPLENDID RESULTS.
School Children Tnught the Vnlue of
Their Spare Venule Money Bavod
Altvny with n View to a Uellnlta
The recent report of a ponny savings
society, which hns existed in Chicago
for four years, shows how nuccessful
llttlo side issues in tho educational
way often nro. During four years tho
boys and girls of that city have pur
chased 2,574,050 stamps, ranging in
denomination from one cent to fifty
cents and agregating $157,588.
Tho Chicago Penny Savings Society
is tho outgrowth of n suggestion made
in 1896 by tho Itov. It. A. White, thon
a member of a Civic Federation com
mittee. Its friends started it with
contributions amounting to $525, to
which $150 wns added later, all to
provide equipment and money for run
ning expenses. In 1898 tho board of
cducntlon decided that teachers In tho
public schools might net ns agents for
tho society nnd its mission since then
has been largely among school child
ren. Other stations havo been opened,
however, In social settlements, charity
bureau offices, stores, missions, nurs
eries, county schools nnd even in pri
vate houses. Thoro are about 150
such stations in Chicago nt present,
whoro ono mny mako deposits of ono
cent and upwnrd.
Tho purposo of tho society is to
teach habits of thrift and self-denial.
It alms to show children how thoy
may help thomsolves by saving their
money Instead of wasting it on use
less things. It distinctly disavows any
intention of Inculcating miserly hab
its, for it advises its depositors to
savo their money with a view to using
it for a specific purpose. It teaches
the children that by saving pennies
wasted on sweets nnd popcorn and pea
nuts they may buy themselves books,
clothing and other useful things. Ono
vacation twelvo children who had
nover been outsldo of Chicago were
able to spend two weeks in the country
on their savings. In ono school in
a poor quarter tho children saved $600
in six months, and the boys nlono were
ablo to equip a school band with in
struments. AOTIVE PRINCIPLE OF TEAS.
Thelno nnd the Smnll Amount Found
In Average Drink.
Thelno is known to most people as
tho uctlvo prluclplo of tea, or that
substance which confers upon tho cup
its cheering and stimulating proper
ties. Cnffeino is tho analogous prin
ciple of coffee, although this latter
substance also occurs iu tea. Somo In
vestigations into tho development
of thelno show that It Is in the skin or
covering of the leaves of tho plant in
their young stnto that tho active prin
ciple is best developed.
I havo always been given to under
stand that tho young shootn thus am
ply provided with thelne, and repre
senting the finest of tho crop, arc scut
to Russia, whero they fetch a high
prlco. What wo get in this country
is presumably tho older leaf, with, I
should say, less thelne and a good deal
moro tannin. It would bo interesting
to know what proportions of thelno
and tnnnln exist in some of tho cheap
teas that aro so largely consumed by
tho British public. Thelno itself Is n
norvo stimulant of undoubted power,
but tho quantity wo get in our cups
is, of courso, infinitesimal. Some
times, I should say, it 1b so microscopic
in amount ns to render it doubtful
whether wo can bo cheered at all by
tho tea tray fesUvltles.
Paislnc of Sailing Hark.
Not many years ago tho East River
water front was a "forest of masts."
To-day a dozen smokestacks tako their
placo. Poetry has given place to tho
dullest and driest of prose. An illus
tration of the sorrowful pass to which
sailing vessels in tho merchant mnrlno
havo come was related last week by
tho son of n onco wealthy shipowner,
now dead. "I was present In my
youth," said he, "at tho chrlstenlug
of ono of my father's barks, a quarter
of ft century ago. Tho vessel cost
about $32,000. In its maiden voyago
to Australia it cleared a net profit of
moro than $35,000 moro than paid for
itself, in fact Not long since, while
settling up my fathor's estato, $50 was
offered to mo for an eighth interest in
anothor bark which ho had owned. It
cost him $4,000. I took tho offer. It
was a question of taking $50 or pay
ing an assessment of $200, and, as I
was not empowered to spend monoy
of tho estate, and saw no probablo
profit if I did, I took the cash." New
China' Blur of Sorrow.
Tho Yellow River is Btyled tho "Sor
row of China." During tho lost cen
tury it has changed its sources twenty-two
times, and now flows into the
sea through a mouth 600 miles distant
from that of 100 years ago. It is es
timated that its floods in the present
contury havo cost China 11,000,000
nouiebont on the Adriatic
A company is about to open a house
boat hotel at Abbnzla, on tho Adriatic
This floating hotel will havo accommo
dations for 100 guests. It Is also to bo
seaworthy, bo that tho visitor can bo
treated to a trip on tho Adriatic from
ttmo to time.
Golf Flayer in Concrei.
Tho golf players In Congress- nro
quite numerous. Corlcss of Michigan
Is tho founder of a golf club, and was'
among tho pioneer followers of tho
"imii In hip tlltn.
UNOROWNED ENGLISH QUEENS
No I.eu Than Soven Hnve Misted the
Honor of n Coronation.
As n rulo, most English queens have
been solemnly crowned, whether they
reigned in their own right or as wives
of royal husbands. To this rule, how
over, thero nro seven exceptions.
Tho first was Margaret of France,
tho young, plain, amlnblo second wife
of Edward I. Ho had spent so much
money in conquering Wales and in
trying to conquer Scotland that ho
could not afford tho expenses of ft
coronation for his girl bride, nnd sho
had to do without tho splendors of tho
King Henry VIII took enro that
Anno Boleyn should bo crowned with
cxtromo magnificence Ho desired to
Bhow tho world how much ho loved
her nnd how very much ho defied tho
bishop of Rome.
Tho four wives who succeeded her
wero never crowned at all. For ono
thing, monoy ran short, and, for an
other, thero may havo lurked, even in
his masterful mind, a senso of tho
"fitness of things," which may hnvo
caused him to shrink from publicly
crowning so mnny ladles In such very
At any rate tho beloved Jano Sey
mour, tho despised Anno of Cloves,
tho girlish Cathcrino Howard and tho
wary Catherine Parr wcro nevor con
Bccratcd in public as queen-consorts of
Henrietta Maria, wlfo of Charles I,
refused to bo" crowned. Sho was
young, sho was pretty, sho wns a
French princess, and she declined to
take part in a state function, which
would compel her to partake of tho
sacrament according to church of
Sophia Dorothea of Zoll cannot bo
reckoned among tho seven, becauso
Bho was never called queen of Eng
land at all. Whllo Gcorgo I was be
ing crowned, nnd nnnolntcd, nnd
bored, the lady of Ahlden was pining
In her long, monotonous captivity.
Caroline of Brunswick is tho last,
and most remarkable Instance of tho
uncrowned English queens. Though
George IV had been forced from popu
lar indignation to glvo up tho bill of
pains and penalties against hor, noth
ing would induce htm to let her share
his coronation. Sho was not permitted
to bo present in Westminster Abbey
Repulsed from nil the ontrnncea, she
returned to her house, to dlo within
thrco weeks of a violent fever,
brought on by months of fearful ex
:ltement Lady's Pictorial.
INDEX OF A MAN'SMIND.
Walt Till He Croe III Legs Ueforo
You DUtnrb Him.
There aro many Indexes to tho mind,
but I learned a now ono the othor day
when I called to see a busy man at
his ofllco down on Broad street.
When I entered tho outer ofllco It
was quite evident that ho was in, for
I could see him through an open door,
leaning over his desk, qulto intent on
papers that lay in front of him. I
spoke to the clork in attendance,
whom I know well, and asked that ho
announco me. Ho glanced into tho
othor room before speaking.
"Walt a minute or two," he sold,
"It will bo better, for ho will havo
you como in tho moment I say you
I didn't qulto understand what ho
meant, but I took n scat to wait a
mlnuto or two. I waited five of them
and then spoko again.
"Walt until he crosses his legs," an
swered tho clerk.
"What has that to do with it?" I
"Everything," ho replied. "Ho
doesn't llko to bo disturbed when ho
is busy, and I know ho i3 very busy
becauso ho has his legs out straight.
A man nevor thinks hard with his
legs crossed. As soon as his mind
lets up a llttlo, thon he straightens,
crosses his legs and is ready for vis
itors and a chat. When his legs go
down again it is tlmo for tho visitor
to tako his leave. Just bear that In
mind and see it I am not right."
As ho finished speaking up went tho
legs, and I was announced and re
ceived at once. Now York Herald.
ner Intention Were Good.
Sho really intended paying hor fare
when sho boarded the street car, for
Bho had ten cents saved from the bar
gain day scrimmage, but the conductor
happened to be a gentleman, and, by
paying tho faro himself, saved her a
weary walk to tho family residence.
She had tho ten cents with her when
sho boarded the car, and she still had
tho money when tho conductor camo
through on his trip for fares, but she
did not pay tho conductor. It was all
the motorman's fault With her arms
full of bundles sho was compelled to
hold the ten-cent pleco between her
teoth. Tho motorman turned on tho
current, tho car gave a jerk and Bho
gave a start "Faro, ploaso," said the
conductor and she turned pale. "I
can't pay you," she stammered, going
from white to red and from red back
to white. "But I can't carry you for
nothing," remonstrated the conductor.
"I know it, but I can't help It. I bad
the money when I got on the car, but
but I swallowed it." A grouch on
tho other side of the car snorted a
rudo laugh, but tho conductor was a
gentleman, and without another word
he pulled tho register rope for an
other fare and passed on. St. Paul
Import Into Old Greece.
Greece now imports about 8,000
tons of sulphate of copper each year
for use in killing the phylloxera.
Cbeitnut on Foor Land.
A profitable experiment has been
made in growing chestnuts on land
which la too thin for agricultural
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