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VOUTMFVL dR.BAT MEN.
fttrnous at nn Air Whrrj Most Men
, lltRln Tlialr Osrerr.
' Many of iho greatest cnrcera were,
-undo by young mcji. Washington woe
t".it 43 when ho was caller to tho com
g iTmnd itfthe American revolutionary
' umy, fcnys tho Bnftlmoro'sun. Hcnvy
' 3lny waii speaker of tha tiouso of rrip
. rcsontatfvea rtt 34. Stephen A. Doug
Ins waa b'ut39 lhon hoflrat bcraino a
Mndldnto lor tho presidency. John
lay was chief Justice of tho United
. States at 'it. James 0. Blaine was
, r.uly 39 wbi?n ho becamo speaker ot
, tho houno of representatives. AloyjCn
ler Hamilton took churgo of tho treas
' nry at 32 'years of ago. Martin Van
Huron at 30 organised tho fnmoiiB Al
liany regency aVAl was governor of
kKow Yorlf. at 40. 'John C. Calhoun In
shls 42d y,ejtr waa vlgo president of tho
United States. John $. Brcckenrldge
I of Kentucky was vice president at 32
nd a candidate for tho presidency at
95. George B. McClellaa wab only 38
when "jTionilnntQd for tho presidency.
In mlutary llfo especially young men
have been most conspicuous. Den.
prant was but 40 ycarB of ngo when he
yjbegan winning n name for himself In
pur civil war, and was Ywily 43 whon
'tho wnr clo3Cd. Napoleon" was mastor
Jof Franco and Europe before his 30th
birthday. Alexander the Great had
'Conquered tho world aiTd Ipft It beforo
ho wan 33 yaara'pjd. Fremont, the
Pathfinder," hVd explored the Rocky
mountains beforo ho waa 30 and wns
running for tho preBldoncy at 43. Col
umbus waa In tho 30s when bo ex
plained his ldean of tho western pas
'"sago and enlisted tho Spanish sover
eigns In tho project that led to tho dls
"covery of Amorlca. Richard Cobdon
was but 34 whon he founded the Antl
' Corn Law League, which revolution-
'fzed tho commercial policy of Great
J Britain. William Pitt, ranked by somo
hlRtnrtnnn no tfm rrmtnat nf modern
TOrltlsh premlerB, was practically ruler
of England nt 24.
'A UlRintlo Urpev!n.
Baldwin comity has tho largest
grapevlno on refcord. It stands a mllo
'ttnd a half north pt tho town of Daphne
ind overlooks Mvbllo bay. It measures
' six fcot one luvh In circumference at
"'the base and its branches aro entwined
" 'Huong the tree-tops, reaching from ono
'to another for rodo around In all dl
'tcctlous. Tho main trunk is about
Jflfteen feet high and Is supported Jn the
Vrotch 'of a cedar now dead, tho vino
TmvlBg sappod the llfo from tho roots.
'.Thero It Btands tpdny, and thcro it has
stood for a century at least. But its
.race Is almost run, for come, hunter, in
ho excitement of a 'coon chaso, when
jlia appreciation for baked 'coon wn3
greater than his lov'fj for naturo's beau
ties, has used his ax on this king of
' Vines wrthf fatal effect and it now
Stands wJth a largo holo in its side, re
pealing tho great hollow in its trunk,
into yjilcji ho 'coon ran 'lor safety.
Ita Und Ururd Ifcr bny So.
Tliat'H lonly a ptcp from thQ sub
lime to the ridiculous is" well Illustrated
by tho follcwlng amusing lucldont that
yjappened a fow Sabbaths ago in a. well
yknown church ahd caused no littlo
'jnerrlment among th& teachers. The
'superintendent was telling tho wee
small folks of tho custom in certain
'countries of chaining tho prisoners'
'glands and feet together. "And," she
"'nsked, "don't you suppose that it some
'"One camp and released them they would
'bo very "happy and grateful?"
. It was unanimously agreed that they
"And," continued the superintendent,
coming to" her point," "Jesifs was sent to
ho world to relcaso people froni'tholr
Jns. Arp any of you horo bpund with
Hho chnlps of sin?"
f "No," piped the 4rypar-old ofTBprlng
gf the minister. "I'm not but ray grnnd
KjQther is." "Louisville Pest.
At ' ' j ,
AluUu's Great lllycr.
Some of the more jeceut explorers of
Alaska and British America claim that
the' Mississippi can no longer bo re
garded as' the Icnge&t river on the North
tAmerica"n continent. This distinction
? claimed for the great Yukon river.
According to Ivun Pptroff, who speut
'oyer two years in Alaska, 'collecting
materials for tho last census, the Yukon
Empties 'Into Norton Sound about one
Ahlrd more water than tho Mississippi
pours into tho Gulf of Moxlco. The
Tfukon basin comprises the larger part
'pt Northern Alaska, and COO miles from
Jts mputh the rlvpr Is a mllo tn width.
'JIany centuries before It waa discovered
'by whlto men It very likely served as
'frha water highway into the Interior for
jrlbea whom wo believe to have crossed
fom Asia to tho American continent
he Ynkon rlVer Is' over 2,000 miles in
llivril on Kpunlilj H.iiker.
. These are sad time's for tho "Spanish
. Bankers. -Spain wants td raise li loan
pf $24,000,000 on bonds secured by liciu
gn her Cuban resources. No capitalist
'outside of Spain will look at this ver?
'shady security. So tho government
$ylll give the Spanish banks an oppor
Jnnity to prove their patriotism by tak
ing tho bonds. The transaction is a
fprce loan, and in the outcome
jvlll probably turn out tp bo a plain
"Tase of confiscation, but'lt Is hard to
rbow the Spanish bankers are going
help themselves'. Rochester Demo.
jrat and Chronicle.
Idaho l'reti to Its Sold.
Northern Idaho forosts to the extent
of 40,003 acres are to be sold oon,
Boise City and Michigan syndicates
ifopo. to capture over 400.000,000 feet of
OTjte or j'ellow pine, red and whlto Sr.
(I'rora unrntular coirciiponilcnt )
Washington, July 13, 1
Hon. Williiun Jonninga 13rymi,
ofNob.,tIio tloinocratio cntidulnto
for Prosidont, nootlsi no introduc
tion to tbc doinocruts of tho U. Id.,
although ho is only 3G years old
tho youngost man ver honored
with thoPreaidcntal uominution ;
hid two torms in Congress did
that thoroughly. Ho -was a mom
bor of tho llouso in tho lifty
socond and iifty-third Cougrqsss
and would probably still be it
moijibor if tho republicans had not
gerrymandered tho first district of
Nob., which ho so ably represented.
In ouch of the Congresses in which
ho Bat ho hud tho honor, although
lie wus one of tho younger mom
bora, of mailing the speech which
was most widely circulated. Tho
Jirst of tliose speeches was delivered
March 10th, 1892, and. wus tho
McKinloy tariff law. ThuJ speech
niiulw his fame, and may be con
sidered as having been ono of tho
threct'cutiBCs of his having been
nominated for President by tho
Chicago convention, and was more
widely distributed as a campaign
doouinoufc by tho Detnocratio Con
gressional Campaign committee
than any other speech on tho sub
joct, and he became in a day one
of the most talked about men in
Congress. Tho other speech was
made at tho extra session of Con
gress, called to repeal tho purchas
ing plnuso of tho Sherman silver
law. arid wus ngidnsj. repeal. That
speecn was at tho timo and is still
regarded as ono of tho ablest argu
ments cvor made in cither branch
of Congress for tho free coinago of
silver, and millions of copies luivo
been sent out by tho silver men,
and it will probably be oven more
widely circulated during tho com
Mr. Bryan is thoroughly demo
cratic in his manner and ways of
living, Js pasly approached, always
affable, but never "gaggy." Ho
is a momber of tho Presbyterian
church and whon in Washington
ho always attended with his wife,
tho iNew lork Ave. rresbytoriun
church. His wife is, like himself,
it lawyer, but pho didn't study law
with tho intention of practicing,
but merely took tho diploma in
order to muko herself more com
panionable to hor husband. Mr.
Bryan is poor and ho never makes
any attempt to appear otherwise.
When in Washington, he aud his
family wife' and threo children
occupied apartments in the. house
of a resident of tho unfasioimblo
section in tho immediate vicinity
of tho Capitol building, and with
tho exception of an occasional,
lecturo before the Y. M. C. A., in
which ho takes a deep interest, his
time was dovotcd to his Congres
sional duties and to study. After
ho made his first speech and be
came a congressional lion, Wash
ington society tried to entico him
and Mrs. JRryan within its silken
coil, but it was timo wnsled. He
fplt that he had something more
important to do than to exhibit
himself at fachlonablo sociul en
tortninments. Mr. Bryan was thus described a
few months ago when no ono had
auy jden that ho would bo tho can
didate, this year at any rate; "Br'-
nn is u collegiate scholar, and 1ms
stored away in his capacious cran
ium much of tho golden grain of
wisdom and a little of tho lnuks,
and it is all there for use, either
as urgument or enibellisliniqnt.
Somo men are fco ugly and so un
gainly that it is a positive disad
vantage to them as public speak
ers. Somo men are so handsome
and gracpfull that they are on
good terms with tho audience be
foro they opon their litis. Of tho
latter class Bryan is a shinging
example. His appearance is n
lines port to the altections of his
Hon. Arthur Sowall, of Mo.,
Who has boon nominated for
Vice Prosidont, gives tho ticket
p, geographical balance which
Will unquestionably add strength
to it. ' He has had wido exper
ience in politics, having been
prominently identified as a mem
ber of the National Committao
with tli.6 management of overy
domocrn tic national campaign of
recont years. Mr. Sow-alt is a
successful ship bulldor una busi
It is" generally believed in
Washington that the populist and
silver conventions which are tq
moot at St. Louis rioxt week
will ondorso Bryan and Sewall
and tho democratic platform.
There is much talk in Wash
ington of tho probability of
Prosidont Cleveland and tho
members of his cabinet joining
with tho sound money dqtnocrats
in a movement for tho nomina
tion of an independent democrat
ic ticket on a gold platform, but
it is based more upon conjecture
than upon fact. It is. of course,
cprtam tliat a considerable nuni
bor of men who have been dem
ocratic loaders will refuse to
support Bryan and Sowall and
the Chicago platform that was
indicated by tho refusal of most
of the gold men to tako any fur
ther part in tho convention after
they were dofeated on tho plat
form. But will thoy carry any
considerable number of demo
cratic voters with them?
is the important question.
ator Call, QfFla., now in Wash
ington wns asked if he though
tho gold democrats would bolt.
Ho replied "Many of tho leaders
will, but tho masses will not.
The trouble is that tho leaders
aro not in touch with tho masses
and do not know what thoy feel
Tho banks and the big news
papers will oppose Bryan and
Sewall but that will help elect
Hon. J. W. Wehn, Jn., ltpltur.
Hon. V. M. Uuoouk, ltecoiver.
Turtles haunt; notice in this colnmti aro ro
(HicHti'il U rend tlio tamo carnf ully and report to
UiIh olllro for rurrivtiuu any errum tliat may
cxiid. Thix will prenent potmiulo Ui-lay in
U. 8. Land OHico. Alliance, Nob,, Jnuo 10, ISM.
Notice 1b luroby given tlmt
WILLIAM M. WADK,
of LakoVIew, Iowa, has filed notice of intention
to make final proof Uforo tho IUintcr or lte
ceier athittnHico in Alliance, Neb., on tho 2Hh
day of Jul) 18W1, on timber-culture, application.
No. 5TT, for tho o H n o 'i V. u Vi s o U xeo13, tp
-i n, ranv,
Ho njunea ns witncHeeti: John V. 1:
CharloRA. l'oxvar, Gideon A. Dickjne
Lawn, Neb., Samuel H, Wright, of (.'auto
Alno, Notieo is h-rob Riven that the follow -inn
named settler hax hied notieo of bis inten
tion Ui make, final proof in HUtiuort of hiH claim
at ta mo timo aud place, viz:
CHAIUiES A. 1'OSVAlt,
of Lawn, Neb., ono of the lipirs of Mntliias Pos
&t deceased, who nmdo il. li. i"i for tbo a o Ji
seo H, tp W H, tk 5.1 w.
Hn names thn follow I nK w'.tueswi to provo
Iiih contiuiiotiH resilience upon ami cultivation
of Raid land, viz: Allwrt Croupa, John i'. Haz
ard, (Hdouq A. UickenHon, of Laun, eb., bain-
uoi 11. wriKiu, oi i anton, neu. Ainu
Notlco is hereby kIvcu that ' '
NcNvmannville, 111., has filed notice of Intention
to inako Inml prooi nt Fame time and place un
timber culthre application no. 503, for tho n't
B W l4, H O 4 b W il 5t U W 4 B O feSC 4, tp 25 II,
t 53 w.
Ho names aH witnnncs: John J. Lutnch,
Henry Winteu, John V. Hazard, John Lort
Bclier, all of Lawn, f.ob.
J. W. Weiin, Jr., ItiiiUter.
Land OIllco at Alliance, Nob , Juno 30, ibtxl
Notieo is hereby piven that the following
named settler has hied notieo of his inU-utiou
to makn final proof in support of his claim ai)d
that mid proof will be tnaiiu beforo the Itogltiter
or 1U reiver at Alliance, Neb., on Auuust 10,
EUOKNi: A. PATTE11SON, .
who made II. L UiOO for tho nw h seo 7, tp 29,
Honamoitho following witnesHca to provp
his continuous residence, upon and cultivatlou
of Mlid lund, viz: O. Jl. Phipps, ('. L. Waldroli,
V. H. (ioddaul, Jirick HodurHtrum, jll of Dun
lap, Neb. J. W. Wehk, au., Ilejfistor.
People's Independent County
The People's Independent elec
tors of Box Butte county aro here
by requested to olect and bend del
egates from their respective pre
cincts, to meet in convention in
tho pity of Alliance, on Wednesday
July 20, isp, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
for the purpose of selecting five
delegates to tho state convention
to be held at Hastings, August 5,
1890. Also to select delegates to
tho congressional, senatorial and
representative conventions; also
to nominate a candidato for coun
ty attorney and to transact such
other business as may properly
come btiforo tho convention.
The basis of representation will
be tho same as the last convention,
3 Runningwatcr I
0 Doiboy 7
7 Lawn i
3 Lake 0
2 Wright 0
It is recommonacd that no prox
ies bo allowed but that ho dele
gates present cast tho full vote of
tho precinct. It is recomuicuded
that primaries ior the election of
delegates to this convention bo
held on Saturdry, July '25th, tit
such time and place as tho com
mitteeman shall decide.
Tho precincts composing the 2nd
commissioner district will send
delegutes to the district convention
ondulySbHh, after county con
vention. Clark Olds, Committeeman.
To My Customers;
Our competitors are again in tho field, trying to get our cus
tomers dissatisfied and demoralized by circulating all kinds of wild-cat
stories und nicely gotten up printed mnttor, with the idea of making
them feel that thoy havo made a mistake in not placing their order for
"The other fellow's machine."
Now, we address this open letter tp you to say that past exper
ience, if remembered teaches us that it is a common practico with
most of thorn to send out handsome printed matter, make n game of
smooth talk and many fair promises, in order to have you boliove their
machine is th only Ono to buy. If thov find you havo bought on
youi own judgment, and bought what you know to bo tho best, THE
McCORMICK MACHINERY, thoy got after you, offering lower
prices, stories of imaginary brilliant successes, etc., calculated to make
you feci that you havo bought too early.
The facts in the case arc that you can buy n McCormick Binder
or Mower just as cheap in January as you can in Juno or any other
month. McCormick machines aro sold at ono price at all times, they
being all ihodo alike and of the same motorial, are necessarily worth
the wime money, hence tho company must nsk all people the same
price. Tho price of a McCormick machine has no 'more to do with
that of any other binder or raowor than it has with tho price of bicy
cles. Please boar this point in mind.
McCormick makes his own machines; tho other companies
make theirs. Thoy do not compare notes as to the cost' of the differ
ent machines, and only do so in relation to the SELLING P1UOE
and gunge their price by their ability to got orders that wo would
Buroly got if thoy would put the same price on thoir goods as wo do on
ours. If their machine cost them us much money as tho McCormick
does to build, they would surely ask the same price, as there is po
company on earth that can build machines any cheaper or better than
Tho McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. build theirs.
It you have not bought a McCormick, you Bhould place your
order at once with your nearest agent for ono of the McCormick mach
inesthe best harvester and binder tlmt McCormick ever built, and a
machine of which we are all justly proud.
Kopprts from the southern harvest fields arc most flattering and
encouraging, showing that tho competition only did business where
we were HUU11T Olf MACHINES aud couldn't fill orders. This con
vinces us and should convince you, that the McCormick machine sells
on its morits and not on price, which is guaged by productions of oth
er manufacturers and as history usually repeats itsolt as tho harvest
moves north, it might bo well for you to place your order at once, as
wo will very likely havo to face a shortage in Nebraska and elsewhere.
It might strike you whon you need your machine the worst, "First
come must be first served." If you havo already plnced your order,
you should feel happy qver it and pay no attention to any talk given
you by a competitor with the idea of making you dissatisfied with
your purchase. Wishing you every success, wo remain
W. K. HERNCALL, Agent,
AND DEALER TTT i.i
General : Merchandise.
TO CORRECT A CALENDAR,
A. Bcheine Susrircjitod to Tarroot Oar
Inaocunto Lenp Ycam.
Tlio present year 13, as la well known,
a leap year, says London Echo, and ac
cording to tho Gregorian, correcting
tho Julian rule of the calendar, It will
bo tjie last fcap year for eight years, or
untfl the year 1901. The Gregorian
rule, however, though a great Improve
ment on tho Julian and assimilating on
tho average the length of the calendar
year much more nearly to thnt of the
true year. Is not perfect. By it a leap
year Is dropped at tho end of three cen
turies out of four, eo that any year di
visible by 100 without remainder is not
a leap year unless it is also divisible by
400; thus. 1900 will not be a leap year;
2000 will and 2100 will not A
more accurate- rulo would be to drop a
leap year at the end of each successive
period of 128 years; and, in accordance
with this, a French astronomer, M.
Auric, points out that It would bo prcf
ferable to retain 1900 as a leap year and
drop one in 1920. which ip a multiple
(flf toon times) of 123. But tinkering too
frequently with established calendar
rules is much to be deprecated; ho sug
gests, therefore, to abide btf tho Greg
orian rujo until tho year 3200 and diop
a leap year In tbat year and every suc
ceeding multiple of 3200 (G400, 9C00.
etc.), which would bo leap years
according to Gregorian rule. Strictly
speakiqg, every interval of 128 years
should contain 31 bissextile leap years,
instead of the 32 which it would by the
Julian rulo, making every fourth vear
a leap year. Now, 25 times 128 amounts
to 3.200, which number of years should
therefore contain 25 fewer leap years
than they would by tho Julian rulo; 1. e.,
775 instead of 800. The Gregorian rule
puts 97 lean years in 400 years (three
fewer than tho Julian), and therefore
776 in 3,200 years, which is ono too
many. The suggestion, then, appears
to be a gopd one. but It obviously will
not be posisble for this generation (or
many future generations) to decide up
on ita adoption. For tho present wo
will condole with thoeo who shall be
born on the 29th of February next on
their having no birthday for eight
years, as there will be no other 29th of
February until 1904. except in Russia,
which still adbcrcB to tho Julian calen
dar. FatnlttlR from Lightning.
Damage by lightning is unmistakably
lncreaejng, uccordlng to the director o!
the statistical office of Berlin. vanoua
causes are assigned, such as the em
ployment of electricity in various in
dustries, the continual change ot form
of tho earth's surface by deforestation,
drainage, etc.. and the impurities in
troduced into tho ntmosphero by the
growing consumption of coal. Profes
sor Von. Bczold some timo ago showed
that for Bavaria tho fires due o light
ning Increased from a yearly average
of thiriy-two in 1833 to 1843 to one huu
dred aud thirty-two In 18S0 to 18S2;
while tho number of persons struck by
lightning and thoso filled rose from
one hundred and thirty-four and Beven-ty-thrce
respectively in 1855 t6 oue
hundred and eighty-six and ono hun
dred und sixty-one In 1SS5. An Inter
esting fact noted It that persons gen
eraly struck: perceive neither lightning
nor thunder, but receive the Impresalon
of being enveloped by fire. Public
8 ALU OV PUHIilC LAND.
U. P. Land Office, Alliance, Nob., Juno 30, 1800.
Notieo in hereby (,'iven (hat. in pursuance of
instruction from tho Commissioner Of tho Gen
eral Land Oiiice, under authority vested in him
tiy Heetlon 213 1, U. a. KoviBOd Statutes, na
nmonded by the act of congress approved Feb
ruary al. lbD.". wo will proceed to oiler at n ibiio
pain on tho bth day of Aun'ift, next, at thin of
fice, tho following tract of laud, to-wit:-
Sotithhalf ot tho northwest quarter of section
twelTe, (U), township twenty-ne, (25), north1
of raiiKO fifty.lM)), went of tho ixth principal
meridian, in Nebraka.
Any aud all pervonR claiming ndtersely to tho
abtno-dencrilied lauds are. adviM-d to filo their
claims in thin office, on or before the day abovo
deiunatHl for tbo commencement ot itaid tale,
othorwiHo their rights will be forfeited.
J. W. Weun. Jn.. Hegister.
1'. M. DnooMP, lleceivcr. '
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CHEELY ON WASHINGTON.
Washington Will Itimtiitn nt tbo Apex
nf American Jlmitiood.
"These articles have failed in their
object If they do not tend to IncuVHto
in tho minds of American youth tha
importance of will-power and right as
pirations to tho complete development
of tho Individual," writes General A.
W. Qrecly, concluding, in Ladles' Homo
Journal, hlo series of papers on "Tho
Personal Side of Washington." "What
aro tho salient changes wrought by
these forces in Jho ovolutlon of tho man
Georgo Washington? For money his
Indomitable will sacrificed to tho exli
genclcs of harsh labor and uncon
genial surroundings tho pleasures of
homo llfo. Later, his noble aspirations,
valued gold only as n means of serv
ing his country, of nllevlatlng suffering,
and of extending charity. Rising in
an aristocratic community to the apex
of its social system he then eagerly of
fered his assured standing and ac
quired fortune in order to Insuro civio
and religious liberty to all grades ot
society. Brutality and cruelty marked
tho contests of his earlier day: in hit
mature ycar3 ho was ono of the most
humane warriors of any nge. Tho
brooding curse of slavery imposed up
on him traffic In human lives; Inter ho
rose abovo the race prejudices of hit
time, and by his individual action fore
stalled by sixty years that Inevitable
goal of individual freedom, which fu
turity deferred for America to another
century. His Irreligious surrounding
nnd youthful habits wero such as hava
sapped the better character of thou
sands. Yet ho enmo to recognize that
his own evolutionary procosses wore na
safe guides to humanity, but that tha
only sure road Is that pointed out by re
ligious faith and assimilated action,
through tho by-paths of sobriety, in
dustry, charity and right living. Tho
time may come, when experts can ques
tlon the superiority of Washington aa
a general, or the entire wisdom of hla
policy as President. But. fortunately
for his fame, there is only one standard
by which the whole world measured
an individual, and it is certain that so
lotog as equity, honesty and charity are
deemed the highest attributes of human
nature, so long will the man Georgu
Washington remain at the apex of
I'otliortl anil 1II llluo Coat.
When Sir John Millals was a studenf
at tho Royal Academy ho rejolcpd In
the friendship of a fellow student by'
the name of Potherd. Potherd, amonij
other eccentricities, affected a long
blue cloak with a catskin collar, which
he wore on all occasions. Millals waa
still struggling with his charcoal -when
"Boy Blue" loft the academy and sot
up as a full-fledged artist, and tho
friends thus became soparated. Millals
had achieved fame and palntod Boma
world-renowned pictures before he met
his old friend again. Walking down
the streets of Camden Town ono day.
Sir John saw a figure in a long blua
cloak, trudging along beforehim. "Sure
ly," said Millals. "I know that cloak;,
it must be Potherd." Quickening hla
step, he called out: "Hallo! Potherd,
how are you?" "And who may you
bo?" said "Boy Blue." "I am Millals1,
don't you remember me?" "Not littlo
John.iy Mlllnla, surely?" said the shab
by Potherd, surveying the well
groomed Sir John. "Judging by your
appearance, Millals, 1 should say you
had given tho arts the go-by. What
do you do for a living?" "Paint,"
groaned Sir John, thinking what a very,
local thing fame is, after all.
Tito Hoys for One Tooth,
The head master of a Leicester board,
school waa starting qut the other morn
ing to go to his occupation when he Baw
two tiny toddlers coming toward hlra.
Pno of them stopped him and said:
"Please, sir, BUI and Jack can't go to.
school this mo'rnlug, because they'ra
going to have a tooth out." Falling to
see why both should go to havo on
tooth out the master' said: "But what'a
BUI (tho elder of the two) goiug for?"
"Please, sir, Bill's going to havo hit
tooth out." "Then what's Jack (tha
little one) going for?" "Please, Bir, Va
goln' to 'ear 'iw 'oiler," wus tho reply!
I'ots ami Plants In Harmony.
Tho uecorated stone pots bo largely
In ube lu draving,-rcom8 for growing
plants need to bq Belected with car:
They should not pnly bo" adapted in
coloring to the plants ihey are to hold,
but there should be a harmony in tho
Jars themselves, aa no matter how
beautiful each individual ono may bo
if thero is incongruity in tho coloring"
the wltplo effect will bo unpleasmgj
Even ah uneducated eyo would detect
the Inharmonious effect without being
nblo to discover tho cause. Ladies'
Something tn lie Avoided.
Don't find fault: that Is, in the flaw
picking, grumbling way. It not only;
makes you look and seem and feel dis
agreeable at tho tmo, but It perma
nently mars your beauty. About the
mouth there is certain to come a cluster
of lines to tell tho world at largo of
the peevishness of its owner. It makes
tho eyes smaller, because they contract
at tho time, and the lips grow ex
tremely sensitive from continual biting.
Women Kent flettlnc JUsirer.
It is stated as a posltlvo fact by
thoso who should know that women's
feet are becoming a littlo larger each
I year, owing to outdoor exercise. The
I average size is three points larger than
ten rears nno.
Torpotlo Ilnut by Hull.
A torpedo boat was successfully
transferred by rail from St. Petersburg
to Sebastopol a little while ago, and a
nuruber of others, will now be sent in,
the'sarae way to the Black sea fleet, '
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