The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 28, 1893, Image 3
The County Fair affords an excellent opportunity for the pick-pocket to get your watch.' If you would be proof against his skill, be sure that the bow (or ring) is a This wonderful bow is now fitted to the Jas. Boss FiUed Watch Cases, which are made cf two plates of gold soldered to a plate of composition metal. Look equally as well as solid gold cases, and cost about half as much. Guaranteed to wear 20 years. Always look for this trade mark. jbbl None genuine without it. Sold only through watch dealers. Ask any jeweler for pamphlet or send to the manufacturers. Key stone Watch Case Co., PHILADELPHIA. MYSTERIES! The Nervous System the Seat of Life and Mind. Recent Wonderful Discoveries. No mystery has ever compared with that of human life. It has been the leading subject of professional research and study In all ages. But notwithstanding this fact it Is not gener ally known that the seat of life is loca ted In the up per part of the spinal cord, near the base of the brain, and so sensi tive Is t h 1 r portion of the nervous sys tem that even the prick of a needlo will cause Instant death. Recent discoveries have demonstrated that all the organs of the body are under tho con trol of the nerve centers, located In or near the base of the brain, and that when these are deranged the organs which they supply with nerve fluid are also deranged. When it Is re membered that a serious injury to tho spinal cord will cause paralysis or the body below the injured point, because the nerve force is prevented by tho Injury from reaching the paralyzed portion, It will be understood how the derangement of the nerve centers will cause the derangement of the various organs which they supply with nerve force. Two-thirds of chronic diseases are duo to the imperfect action of the nerve centers at the base of the brain, not from a derange ment primarily originating In the organ it self. Tho great mistake of physicians in treating these diseases is that they treat the organ rather than the nerve centers which are the cause of the trouble. Dr. Franklin Miles, the celebrated spe cialist,has profoundly studied this subject for over 20 years, and has made many Important discoveries in connection with it, chief among them being the facts contained in tho above statement, and that the ordinary methods of treatment are wrong. All headache, dizzi ness, dullness, confusion, pressure, blues, mania, melancholy, insanity, epilepsy, St. Vitus dance, etc., are nervous diseases no matter how caused. The wonderful success of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine Is due to the fact that it Is based on the foregoing principle. 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She Bits and dreams no more. The wear}* "ailing time is passed. The night's dark pain is o’er. And with the morn comes peace— Peace, perfect, tranquil, sweet— Such ns can never come To those who have not sought Far dow n'In infinite’s wide dark The tiny quivering life that blindly waita Seeking admission at life’s mystic gate. Who will not cease its stirring or be still Till the broad light of a new world Shines in its wondering eyes. Then all the ecstasy of hope fulfilled— Tho joy, the rapture of creation’s dawn— Is waked by that one feeble cry With which a soul bids farewell to the past That holds its secret darkly to the last And wins its way to heart3 that hear. O blest maternity, O motherhood. The night’s dark shades are well forgot In this new morn of love! —Mrs. H. N. Sc human. Nature. Named with a thousand names, 1 am but one; Mother of men that are, or were of old. Of all that creep or fly below the sun. The eagle and the blind worm in the mold. I am the seed that sprouts, the leaf that falls. The summer's bloom, the winter’s blighting breath; l am the first spring bird that cries and calls; I am the pangs of birth, tho peace of death. Mine is the hand that guides yon speeding spheres And these small motes that glimmer in the light; I write on rocks tho record of the years. Whoso feet tread down the cities in their flight. I am the smallest part, the mighty whole; 1 sing with singing streams in quiet lands; I rave with wlbds on seas that reel and roll; I loose or leash the tempests with my hands. I wave my torch, and lol the lightnings flare, I breathe, and harkl the forests sway and rock: I speak, the thunder lions in their lair Hoar diapasons with the cyclone’s shock. I am the lover’s voice, when all the nisrht Throbs thick with passion and tne scent of June, When beauty, silent with amazed delight, Yields hand and lip beneath the early moon. 1 am rude, ruddy health and wan disease: Dives and Lazarus are one with me; I am the law that smites, the thief that flees; Utmost and undermost of sky and sea. Strength of the strong, and weakness of the weak, I dare the soldier on to deeds of fame; I urge tho dastard’s flight through battle reek; I am the death, tho splendor and the shame. Make forth into the A'orid to work and win; Victor or vanquished, fare thou well or ill. Taste fruit of good or bitter bread of sin, Sovereign or servant, I am with thee still. Child of my breast, 1 neither love nor hate; With equal bliss and blight I dower thee: I hold and hide the secret of thy fate; I slay or save, I bind or set thee free. I ask no prayer; not mine the meed of praise, 1 blindly grant tho gift or wield the rod. I am the slave of one unseen, who says, “Let it be so”—ye mortals call him God. —C. L. Hildreth. When a Feller Takes a Day Off. When a feller takes a day off—sets his soul to loafin round Where the hills climb up to heaven, an the rapid rivers sound, ’Pears like the world is newer, with its loveli ness and light. An his eyes are seein truer, an his heart’s a-beatin right! When a feller takes a day off, there is lots o’ things to see. I kin hear the winds away off, jes’ a-welcomin of me. An the violets peep bo purty, an the rose I use ter miss Feels the red a-rushin round it, an comes climbin fer a kiss! When a feller takes a day off—oh, he learns a lot o’ things From the very doves a-flyin, with the music in their wings; From the hills an from the valleys, where the streams an dews is found— When a feller takes a day off, an his soul is loafin round! —Frank L. Stanton. My Philosophy. I alius argy that a man Who does about the best he can Is plenty good enough to suit This lower mundane institute; No matter el his daily walk Is subject fer his neighbor's talk. And critic minds of ev’ry whim Jest all get np and go fer him. It’s nachnral enough, I guess. When some gets more and some gets less Fer them that’s on the slimmest side To claim it ain’t a fair divide; And I’ve knowed some to lay in wait And get up soon and set up late To ketch some fellow they would hate Fer goin at a faster gait. The signs is bad when folks commence A-findin fault with Providence And balkin cause the world don’t shake At ev’ry prancin step they take. No man is great till he can see How less than little he would be Ef stripped to self, and stark and bare Ho hung his sign out everywhere. My docterin is to lay aside Contentions and be satisfied. Jest do your best, and praise or blame That foilers that count jest the same. I’ve alius noticed great success Is mixed with trouble, more or less. And it’s the man who does the best That gits more kicks than all the rest. —James Whitcomb Riley. Mind Tour Plurals. Remember, though box in the plural makes boxes. The plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes; And, remember, though fleece in the plural is fleeces. That the plural for goose isn’t gooses nor geeses; And, remember, though house in the plural is houses. The plural of mouse should be mice, not mouses. Mouse, it is true, in the plural is mice. But the plural of house should be houses, not hice. And foot, it is true, in the plural is feet. But the plural of root should be roots, and not reet. _ -Tit-Bits. Heart Growth. In early days we passing fancies take. Our love is changing and our hearts untrue As butterflies that flit from flower to flower. For fickle childhood ever seeks the new. Bat as the years go by we come to feel That scenes and faces strange and all the rest Can never be the same as those we’ve known, And that “old tunes are sweetest, old friends best.’’ —Cornelia Redmond. God Only Knows. Thou alone Keepest judgment for thine own. Only unto thee is known What to pity, what to blame. How the fierce temptation came. What is honor, what is shame. _ —Alice Cary. Convince the world yon are devout and true; Be just in all yon say, in all yon do; Whatever be your birth then yon shall be A peer of the first quality to me. —JuvenaL WOMAN’S WORLD. THE WOMAN’S BUILDING AT THE FAIR IS A GREAT SUCCESS. Tito Women Graduates—Gymnastics and Fine Carriage—How a Girl Spent a Holi day—A Hot Day Sandwich—The Daugh ter of a Cabinet Member. Theoretically I do not believe in sep arating the work of women and making an exhibition of it by itself; there has always seemed something of a deroga tion of dignity in such a proceeding. The fine piece of sculpture or the picture is admirable in itself, and not to be judged as being admirable, “consider ing." We all know what Dr. Johnson said about the bear’s dancing. I still hold to this theory, but I could not re strain a strong feeling of pride when I entered the Woman’s building here at the fair, and I am afraid that, notwith standing theories, I was glad the women had carried out their idea of showing something of what they could do in fine and nseful arts, in organizing and carry ing out a great undertaking. I do not see how an y one can enter this building and stroll about in it without being immediately conscious of an at mosphere of refinement, of good taste, and most decidedly of success. There ia nothing more marked in the whole ex position than the success of this part of it. The powers that evoked this exhibit and that rule it ought to bo in an ami able frame of mind, and that young lady who designed the structure might be pardoned for a little self complacency when she sees her name inscribed high on the walls. There have been direful stories told in various newspapers about the squabbles among the “lady managers” of the board. Somebody has taunted somebody else, and there has been bursting into tears. It is indeed distressing that it should have been left to women to disagree. It is distressing that the angelic example set in the years past by men on all kinds of committees should have gone for nothing and that lady managers should scold and cry—if they did. Still, gen tlemen, patience! Pray continue the good example, and perhaps by the time the next 400 years have rolled over the world the lady managers of that future may be able to swear lustily instead of crying and scolding. Heaven speed the day!—Cor. New York Tribune. Three Women Graduates. Three women took the degree of bach elor of laws at the commencement of the New York university. They all wore black gowns and were conspicu ous among the 65 men students who filed down the broad aisle of Carnegie Music hall. The three women are Mrs. Corne lia K. Hood, Miss Katherine Hogan and Miss M. Stanleyetta Titus, familiarly known as “Stanley” by her friends. Miss Hogan graduated from an elect ive course at Columbia college in 1888. A textbook on geology from her pen is used extensively in the public schools. Mrs. Hood of Brooklyn gives more at tention to her social duties than to any other perhaps, being a member of one of that city’s oldest families. She was chairman of the press department of lit erary committee of Kings county at the World’s Columbian exposition and is as well known as a member of the execu tive board of the State Charities Aid as sociation as she is in legal circles. She is a director of the Woman’s Legal Edu cation society and president of the Wom an’s Law league, besides having the management of The Business Woman’s Journal since the death of Mrs. Sey mour. Miss Titus carried oif the prize in the competition for the leading scholarship of the junior law class last year, the judges being under the impression that the signature, “M. Stanley Titus,” to her thesis belonged to a man.—New York Mail and Express. Gymnastics and Fine Carriage. The woman who attracts attention to day is she who has a fine carriage, who knows for one thing how to carry her elbows well. This is one of the strong points with the girl who practices pri vate gymnastics to acquire the habit of keeping the elbows quite behind the waist while'walking. The smart woman who attracts not so much for her beauty of face as fine general appearance, car ries her head high, her chest well thrown out and her elbows well back out of the way. The bearing of such a woman has an effect at once. She creates more interest and is more admired than a real beauty who has no dignity or grace of carriage. A great many city women, who un derstand fully the significance, of these facts, take daily exercises in front of a long pier glass. A favorite movement and one of the simplest is to sway the body from right to left and from left to right, taking care to keep the portion be low the hips firm and in one straight po sition. Then, with the eyes on the ceil ing, she bends forward as tor as possible without bending the knees, then back ward. Having tried these exercises a regular number of times, she practices expanding the chest by lifting her hands in a Circle and taking a deep, full breath, which is expelled from the lungs as the hands return to place on the chest.— J Brooklyn Eagle. How a, Girl Spent Her Holiday. A young woman I know spent Memo rial day in a manner peculiarly her own. She didn’t garb herself in beautiful rai ment and watch the procession pass, neither did she place one flower on the grave of a departed hero, but she did something infinitely sweeter and more useful. She spent the day out in the country, the fresh, sweet smelling country, where the phebe birds call to each other and the grass is bright with buttercups, and put in her finest touches papering her mother’s kitchen. Up at five in the morning and breakfasting at that early hour, she pasted her paper, cut in sheets and numbered the night before, and put it on the walls it was to adorn. She put It on in a manner all her own, too, Start ing at the border, and then putting on the sheet reaching from the border to the wainscoting in the order in which they came and then pasting an extra gild border over the place where they joined. It was hard work at the best, and doors and windows had to be considered and allowed for, but when it was all fin ished it looked so well that she felt fully repaid for her labor and has a monu ment to her efforts that wiU last many days.—Buffalo News. A Hot Day Sandwich. On a hot day the most refreshing form of sandwich is the salad. These are spread with mayonnaise and overlaid with thin slices of tomato, encumber, grated celery and chopped watercress. Mayonnaise, with finely chopped chick en, boiled egg and clipped celery be tween thin layers of bread, is a portable form of chicken salad in vogue for pic nics. Chopped mushrooms add delicacy and flavor to them. Egg sandwiches, with mustard and spices, are among tho simpler forms. But there is a highly aesthetic service which a patriotic young woman is preparing for tomorrow. She has hod a dozen eggs boiled hard. These are neatly cut in two and the yolks taken out. These she has mixed with finely cut chicken and celery through the medium of a mayonnaise. The excavation is then filled with this mixture, the two halves of the eggs are put together and then inclosed in con fectioner’s paper. Meanwhile oblong pieces of tissue paper, red, white and blue, have been fringed at the ends. The three colors are laid together and the egg inclosed by twisting the fringed ends. —New York Evening Sun. The Daughter of a Secretary. The secretary of the navy is a wid ower. He has three children, two daughters and a son. One of his daugh ters is married, and the other lives with him. She is a beautiful girl and is fond of society. General Herbert’s wife has been dead about eight years. Prior to her death he kept house, but since that time he has lived at hotels. Miss Her bert is widely known and very popular. She is a pronounced blond, quite petite, with regular features and a beautiful complexion. She is a true daughter of the sunny south. She has much tact and fills her position with grace and dignity. She has aoted for some years as her father's secretary. She will now preside over his household. She was educated abroad, is a good linguist, speaks French and Span ish with ease and performs her social duties with grace and tact.—Washington Cor. Chicago Woman’s News. Tartare Sauce. % | This sauce is especially seasonable now with fried fish or any dainty fried meat. H is an excellent sauce to serve with broiled chicken. To make this sauce as it is usually made by caterers, mince shallot or a small onion, add 12 capers also chopped fine, add also half a tea spoonful of mustard. Meanwhile break the yolks of two eggs in a bowl, add slowly, drop by drop at first, a cup of pure olive oil, stirring the mixture all the time. It is best to have the bowl set in cracked ice in summer. When the sauce seems thick like a mayonnaise or heavy custard, add a teaspoonful of very strong tarragon vinegar and then the other ingredients. A tiny cucumber pickle minced fine is an improvement. Add also pepper and salt.—Exchange. The Widow of a Patriot. In the death of Mme. Mary Rosetti, the widow of Rosetti, the Roumanian patriot, all classes of people feel a sense of personal loss. When her husband, with his brothers, made the revolution in 1848 and were banished, Mme. Roset ti, with her 6-weeks-old baby in her arms, and with no attendant but M. de Bratiano, disguised as a servant, fol lowed all along the banks of the Danube the boat which the exiles were journey ing in the hope of catching a sight of them and cheering them. After a ban ishment of many years these men re turned to place the crown upon the pres ent king. Large hearted and beneficent, Mme. Rosetti’s life was of beautiful service and influence.—Exchange. Very Little Handshaking. According to the niceties of etiquette, it has been decided that the ceremonious introduction forbids handshaking, ex cept when a stranger is presented to the hostess, when the civility of extending the hand may tend to place the new comer at his ease. A young woman simply hows when a young man is pre sented to her, but rises when presented to those who are evidently older than herself. A single woman is presented to a married woman, rather than the re verse. Bows are now the rule in fashion able circles. It is well td remember this, for nothing is more awkward than when one extends the hand and the other takes no notice of it, just bow ing.—Brooklyn Eagle. Boston's Mayflower Club. The Mayflower club of Boston is anew organization of women for social pur poses only. It has spacious apartments in Park street. The}' are on the third floor, and the front room has three large I windows overlooking the Common. The room in which the lunches are served looks out upon the quiet Granary bury ing ground, while the kitchen is in the L. Mrs. J. Elliott Cabot has been chosen president, and the other officers are all ladies well known in social circles. The membership is now 300, and the club will doubtless in time outgrow its ac commodations and have a finely equipped 1 clubhouse of its own.—Boston Woman's Journal. — To Perfume the Hair. Girls with perfumed hair are now the “correct thing.” It is difficult to do. Of course the hair must be combed care fully every day. That gives the glossy effect which is so much in vogne, bnt this is only the start in the perfuming of ! it A young lady who has tried it sue- ‘ cessfully says: “Thereare many ways of perfuming the hair, hut I found the best way was to have a mob cap of soft, thin silk made and lined with cotton that had been thickly sprinkled with sachet powder. Now after weekly shampoos I wear the cap for an hour, and a delicate, indistinct fragrance is imparted to the locks that is the epitome of daintiness.” Swift* Women to Hare a Paper. The women of Switzerland have made arrangements with the Zurich Post, one of the most prominent Swiss papers, to issue every fortnight a supplement en tirely under the control of women and edited by Dr. Emily Kempin. The pur pose of the paper is to discuss the work of women, to arouse in women a feeling of responsibility regarding their unions, to justify the co-operation of women in all fields of human effort, in anticipation of the time when women shall partici pate in politics, and above all to give adequate expression to the dignity of woman as wife and mother in all her legal rights. A Popular Color. The prevailing color is still green, and in combination with white this bids fair to outrival the late much favored violet and green for summer wear. Not only are dresses to be made green, but beau tiful white wool or silk wraps will be worn with them, lined with the brighter color. While some greens are very charming to the eye, most are extremely trying to the complexion. But if fash ion says green a woman will find some way of making fashion’s mandate fit her in every point—figure, complexion and even purse.—Philadelphia Ledger. Women Bootblacks In France. A custom is rapidly gaining ground in France, and especially in Toulon and certain other towns, which, it may safe ly be prophesied, will not find much imi tation in this country. This is the em ployment of women as street shoeblacks. The Frenchwomen shoeblacks are most coquettishly gotten up, and as to their caps and frills have somewhat the ap pearance of hospital nurses, and it is surprising that, though their occupation is a tolerably dirty one, they always seem clean and tidy. Some of them are doing the polishing in gauntlet gloves. Young Women Graduates. Out of a class of eight young women graduated at Barnard college in June only two have studied with the intention of teaching. Of the 116 taking their de grees at Smith’s college 50 are to teach. Many of the 113 graduates at Wellesley, Mass., and one-fourth of the class at Bryn Mawr will also teach. The normal class of domestic science at Pratt’s institute has already found positions for its grad uates, one of whom is to teach cookery in a large reform school for girls, and to see that nutritious diet is provided for her pupils.—New York Post. The London Servant Experiment. The ladies cf London are forming a society for the employment of servants, who will come into the house by the day only and return to their own homes at night. Most mistresses prefer having their servants under their own roof so they will be sure of them and breakfast in the morning. It remains to be seen how well the London society succeeds with the scheme.—London Letter. One Woman’s Will. The latest suggestion which fact has made to fiction consists of a will which a willful woman wrote on the pillow on which her head would rest as she com mitted suicide. It being legible and distinct, though written in pencil, and properly attested, there was little cause to question it, and it was duly regis tered. A Popular Organization. A Scottish Women’s Church Defense union is the form the resentment of the women of Scotland against the over throw of their national church takes. The organization is popular and rapidly recruiting members from the best classes of Scotchwomen. Of the 41 medals awarded to the ex hibitors of the Palais des Champs Ely sees not a single one was given to a wom an. In the matter of honorable mention, however, they were more fortunate, eight of them being rewarded in this way. Miss Olea Bull, daughter of the fa- j mous violinist, has decided to go on the stage and will make her debut with the Barnet Opera company in “Prince Pro Tern,” which will open the regular season ■ at the Boston Museum next September. ; — Queen Margaret of Italy has a long memory. She refused to accompany King Humbert on a visit to Queen Vic toria at the Vilja Salmicri recently be cause Queen Victoria had neglected to return her call of five years ago. It is said to be getting the fashion to address and stamp envelopes on the back. With the direction written across ' the folds, the letter cannot be opened by an unauthorized person without the fact' being detected. : In stationery fashion tends to the use of oblong envelopes instead of square , ones. The paper folds but once. Ex-1 traordinary colors, such as deep orange, willow green and mauve are* in vogue. Tan and sunburn may be greatly pre vented if, before a protracted excursion in the sun, the face is anointed with cold cream, then wiped off well and dusted rather thickly with cornstarch. Mrs. Kenna, the widow of Senator Kenna of West Virginia, has been ap pointed postmaster of Charleston, W. Va. This is one of the most important postoffices held by a woman. The first public appointment held by a woman in Ireland was bestowed re cently on Miss Fleury, M. D. She was made clinical assistant to the Richmond j asylum. California Niiiuvi Kudinj; In O. Attention lias not been called, wo l>e lieve, to one peculiarity—that is, the number of geographical names in Cali fornia which end with o. In thin respect this state must bo awarded the champion ship medal, as a brief inspection of any list of names of places will show. First, among the 58 counties of California there are no less than 14 which end with tho round letter. They are El Dorado, Fres no, Inyo, Mendocino, Mono, Sacramento, San Benito, Sail Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano and Yolo. It is to be ob served that only a portion of these are named from masculine Baiuts in the Spanish calendar, Fresno, Inyo, Mono, Solano and others being presumably In dian names, though the termination may havo becu put on by the early Spanish settlers. When we come to towns in California whose names end in o, their name is legion. There are, among others, Acampo, Alamo, Bernardo, Blanco, Cah to, Capistrano, Decoto, Echo, El Casco, Fruto, Igo, Jacinto, Largo, Llano, Milo, Moreno, Navarro, Nicasio, Ono, Paler mo, Philo, Rialto, Sausalito, Tropico, Venado and Volcano. In tho compilation of this imperfect catalogue the towns and cities named for saints havo been omitted, as the list would be entirely too long, running from San Antonio through most of tho letters of tho alphabet to San Ysidro. There is said to be a reason for all things, and it is not unlikely that the names given by the early and pious Spanish settlers to their settlements may have sounded pleasant to the gringos who came after them and havo influenced them, perhaps unconsciously, to confer upon their own mining camps and villages and towns names ending with the letter o.—San Francisco Chronicle. A Touch of Fellow Feeling. “We do indeed have some queer ex periences,” said the trained nurse, tak ing off her white cap and giving its dainty how a few deft, reconstructing touches, “and many interesting and di verting episodes also. Not long ago I was sent for to attend a minister's wife and must confess that 1 responded to the call with some trepidation and ap prehension. It was my first experience in a minister’s family, and I was afraid that my patient might ask me to pray with her or read the Bible to her, which most excellent offices would he wholly out of my line and would cause me much embarrassment. “When 1 reached my post of duty, I found the minister's wife suffering a great deal, and my first office was to make and apply a mustard plaster. I concocted it with a generous and con scientious hand, and it must have been pretty warm, for several seconds after I had deferentially applied the mustard plaster on the person of tho minister’s wife she groaned dismally. Leaning over her to discover whether her pain had increased, I heard her murmur softly but energetically: “ ‘Oh, jiminy! It’s too hot! I can't stand it!’ “Perhaps you can imagine how my heart leaped toward the dear woman at this touch of nature. We. had a delight ful time together when she got better. She was a good woman, too, but like tho rest of us she had her favorite ejacula tions under compelling circumstances.” —Louisville Courier-Journal. Old Time Cures. In mediaeval times if a child did not learn to walk with readiness the wise wizard would direct it to creep through a black berry hush which had the canes bent down to the earth and rooted by their tips. At the present it would ho as pleasant and efficacious for the tardy toddler to creep among a few barbed wire fences, and it would he more in keeping with the keen spirit of tliis age of wire. One of the leading source.? of income to the old herbalist was the compound ing of love powders for despondent swains and heartsick maidens. If a pow der would not bring the desired relief, various juices of roots and herbs were mingled in a potion and sold as the love phial. Here is an old recipe: “Mistletoe berries (not exceeding nine in number) are steeped in an equal mixture of wine, beer, vinegar and honey. “This taken on an empty stomach be fore going to bed will cause dreams of your future destiny (provided you retire before 12 o’clock) either on Christmas eve or on the first and third of a new moon.” Perhaps as a lingering remnant of this absurdity there is a current no tion in some parts of the world today that a whole mince pie eaten at mid night will cause the reappearance of long departed friends, not to mention the family physician and tho more inter ested members of tho household.—Chau tauquan. Getting on a Street Car. Did you ever notice a man wlio is go ing to get on a street car while it is in motion? He comes down off the side walk and stands along the side of the track quietly till the car almost reaches him. Then he walks ahead a few feet and prances about like a string haltered horse, awkward a3 a Shanghai rooster that wants to fight. Just as the car reaches him he takes two or three steps sideways, and at last, confused as a schoolboy, grasps the hand rail and clings on like a man who is drowning.—Colo rado Sun. A 3Iatter of Time. Wagleigh—How did yon like that din ner service I sent yon today, dear? Mrs. Wagleigh—Oh, it is perfectly lovely, but there are only 91 pieces in it, and you know the set mamma has con sists of 117 pieces. Wagleigh—Well, dear, don’t let that worry you. After Bridget has handled it for a week or so it will be in a good many more pieces than that.—Exchange. Only One Week. “Did you know dis is mamma’s birf day?” asked little Bessie of the caller. “No. Is it?” “Yes, and my birfday is next Monday. Mamma is a week older dan me.”—Har per’s Bazar.