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HAS LONG HISTORY
THE KIM IN ANCIENT AND MOD
OrifinaMy a Part
ef Relifleue Cere
Satotatlen in Russia.
la the remote ages people sainted
the atooa, saa aad stars by kisBlngthe
haad. It was the custom of the earliest
Chrietiaa bishops to givetaeir hand to
r ha hissed by the ministers who served
at tha altar. The custom soon de
diaed, however! as a religious cere
asoay, hat it la still contlauea as a
court ceremoalal. the hissing of the
laad of the sovereiga beiag regarded
as aasark of the highest favor la most
ef the kiagdoms of Christendom, says
tha New York Tribune.
It has long been a matter of history
that the beautifal and fascinating
dachees of Devonshire bribed with a
kiss assay a reluctant voter in the
famous Westminster election, and the
equally ' beautiful and bewitching
lady Gordon whea the Scottish regi
ments had been thinned by cruel re
verses, turned recruiting sergeant and,
to tempt the gallant lads placed the
recruiting shilling in her 'rose-red lips,
wheaee he who would might take it
with his own. -
la Finland the women consider a
. nutate upon the lips as the greatest in
aalt evea from their own husbands.
There was a time when it was the cus
tom of English duelists to kiss each
ether before firiag. This piece of
hypocrisy was satirized by John Wes
ley la his Journal, under date of June
It, 1758, recording a duel between
two officers at Limerick: "Mr. B. pro
posed ffriag at 12 yards. Mr: J. said:
'No; six is enough.' So they kissed
each ether (poor farce) and before
they were five paces asunder both fired
at the Instant"
Mohammedans on their pious pil
grimage to Mecca kiss the sacred
Mack stone and the four corners of
the Kaaba. The Romish priest on
Palm Sunday kisses the palm. There
l a carious tradition about the origin
ef Uasiag the toe of the sovereign
pontiff. It is said that one of the Leos
substituted the toe for the right hand
aa the object of salute because his own
right haad had been mutilated by mis
adventure aad he was too vain to ex
pose the stamp. In Iceland kissing is
severely repressed by the civil laws,
aad the consent of the woman to the
salutation does aot release the male
traaagreasor from the liability to
heavy punishment In Russia the
Easter salutation is a kiss. Each mem
ber of the family salutes each other.
Chaace acquaintances kiss when they
saeet. Principals kiss their employes,
the general kisses his officers, the offi
cers Use their soldiers, the czar kisses
his family, retinae, court and attend
aata, aad evea his. officers on parade,
the sentinels at the palace gates and
a select party of private- soldiers.
Eastertide ia Russia is a carnival of
"bread'-aad cheese and kisses," whilt
Japaa knew aothing of a kiss until the
Asaerlcaas eatered the country. In
Eaglaad aad America still survives
the custom of kissing under the mis
tletoe at Christmastide. which is one
ef the happiest forms of kissing known
to civilised aatioaa.
Gesticulating wildly, a determined
faced maa at Euclid and East Eighty
aiath street the 'other morning ran
after a Uatoa station car with the air
f a zaaa who is anxious to overtake
what he la after.
Even the conductor recognized that
tae maa seamoi to want the car to
law ap aad he palled the bell cord.
Perhaps tha au wanted to catch a
trahv the coaductor thought Every
eaee ia awhile oae will find a conduc
tor with alasost humaa traits.
i la a moment the man had caught up.
"Dyah go by the post-office?" he
yaUed. hi a hoarse voice that be
trayed his emotion.
"Sara!" shouted the conductor.
Bat the maa. Instead of climbing
aa, handed the conductor a letter.
"Just drop that in when you get to
the post office, will yuhr says he.
Aad then he turned back up the
The hen rope, being a strong one.
did aot unite break when the conduc
tor gave the signal to go ahead.
Clevelaad Plain Dealer.
Leaked Into His Own Grave.
A WashiagtoB (Pa.) man had the
iae experience of looking Into his
wa grave a few days ago. Through
a aristake on' the part of the grave
digger a sepulcher was dug ia the
lot of a maa by the same name as one
who had recently died In Grafton and
was to be buried in "Washington. The
who was supposed to be num-
amoag tae great majority at
the funeral of the man who re
ally wan, aad on being told about the
it aad stood on the brink
grave aad turned away
Ferctog the Lilac
Cat aaT some stroag branches of tha
fat la a crock of earth. Put
a atresia; aolutioa of plant food In the
set the crock ia a deen sau-
ef water, never allowing the water
a dry oat Occasionally pour a weak
ef ammoala water arouad tha
try to force the buds by
la water, but, while they
aie aad are aever fullv
By adding nataral plant
the plant warm aad
the flowers will develop alcely.
m. fruit blossoms will de
ar atohiaashii are kept la Jars
af water, aateafl.'uu the atronsr m.
"nine af the three old
-htieaJgaa. Wisconsin aad
does aot exceed
SMflaJflMIt fast. Last year tha total
at af suae la. these three states was
Mt2,000,000 fast. At that
7 iiiTn J
rate tha at amssgu wlB.be exhausted
la atx ar aavaa yeara. Tha 'eriglaa
growth la these states waa aaaroxi
aaitah 4ataM.0M.0at fact. Tha
int. - - C1
WHERE DO THEY GO?
QUESTION OF INTEREST TO
church people: -
Nenattendant at ReUgieus
Converted m Beyheed, Makes a
Frank Ceafeaaien That la
Worthy ef Attention.
A recent number of the Americaa
Magazine takes ap the subject of "Re
ligion Inside the Church aad Oaf la
the course of the article, .which Is a
defense of the church, the' followlag
confession of a young Chicago aoa
churchgoer is published:
"Your story of The Rev. Billy Sua
day and His War on the Devil,' ia the
Americaa Magazine refreshed the
memory of my owa conversion back ia
1888 under the preachiag of another
great revivalist. I was 11 years old at
"I had been making trouble ia school
when the meetings began. My people
were worried about me. .The revival
ist offered a way to reform. So I was
urged to attend the meetings. Of
course, I heard a great deal about hell
and the damnation of sinners. Scores
were being converted. There was
great excitement I was pushed aad
pulled. Finally, I surrendered, al
though I was not conscious of any
thing but a desire td please my par
ents, to avoid future punishment and
to effect the necessary reform In my
conduct at school.
"The next step was joining the
church. That was easy. All I had to
do was to go through the ordeal of a
meeting with the church committee,
composed chiefly of respected old mea
in the town whose confidence I was
glad to have.
"I enjoyed the experience of beiag
a full-fledged Christian for a long time.
My father and mother wese pleased
beyond expression, and for years I
f think that I was a better boy that Is,
more restrained . In my behavior ia
school, perhaps. I cannot recall any
other definite manifestation of 'con
version.' I continued to go to Sunday
school and to church twice Sunday. I
had become a habitual church-goer.
"By the time I was 18 or 19 I began
to grow sick of it all. I began to see
that I had no genuine Interest in the
church. I was not going to the, bad,
either. Far from It! My conviction
that decency makes for happiness was
taking deep root I Intended to be a
good man, and I began to want to
work it out In my own way. I felt
that I was just about to begin my seri
ous life, and do you want it .straight
from the shoulder? I felt that I
wanted to begin outside the church.
I don't know why. I am not arguing
this thing or trying to prove anything.
I am just trying to tell you.
"Very soon I was 21,f I think I
left the little town where my father
and mother brought me up and came
to Chicago to live. That was nine
years ago. And shall I tell you? I
have never been Inside a church more
than a dozen times since.
"Now I don't want you to interpret
this as a criticism of the church. Do
you think I would rebuke the Institu
tion which has given my good father
and mother that peace which is my
happy assurance of their future well
being? Neither do I lad fault with the
Rev. Billy Sunday. Not one 'oat of
100,000 whom he has converted may
turn out the way I have. He may aot
try to convert children, either. I don't
know about that. I think that tha
makes very little difference, however.
Many people are children, no matter
how old they are. All I know is that
ever since I can remember the church
es have been rushing names onto their
membership rolls. And yet the cry Is
that the churches are falling off ia
numbers. Where do they all go?"
Collection ef Rare Bulbs.
The collection of rare plants at the
Phipps conservatory aad the cabinets
In the Carnegie museum will be en
riched by a number of donations from
Miss Ida Vera Simonton, who has just
returned from Africa. To the con
servatory Miss Simonton will give a
package of bulbs of the famous cam
mella rose, which on the stem or in
a bouquet is ever changing in color.
White in the morning, it becomes a
delicate pink at noon. At sunset its
petals are a brilliant red. Some rare
orchids and the famous Illy, gloriana
superba, are In the collection. The
savage tribes of western Africa still
perpetuate in a crude way -the lost
arts of ancient Egypt Theft idols are
typically Egyptian and their method
of handling dyes is the same as that
of the subjects of the mummy -carers
of the pharaohs on the Nile. Articles
In burnt wood, pieces of cloth dyed
with gay and everlasting colors and
the grotesque idols will go to the
museum. Pittsburg Dispatch.
The Sphinx and the Infinite.
I can Imagine the most determined
atheist looking at the sphinx and, in
a flash, not merely believing, but feel
ing that he had before him proof of
the life of the soul beyond the grave,
of the life of the soul of Khufu beyond
the tomb of bis pyramid. Always as
you return to the sphinx you wonder
at it more, you adore more straagely
its repose, you steep yourself, more
Intimately in the aloof peace that
seems to emanate from it aa light
emanates from the sua. And as you
look on it at last perhaps yoa under
stand the intake; yoa understaad
where is the bourne to which the
finite flows with all its greataeasas
the great Nile flows from beyoad Vic
toria Nysuua to the sea, From Rob
ert Hichens' "The SpeU of Egypt," ia
Turkieh Woman's Vsil.
Very often the fashionable ladies
have other costumes made like aa
elaborate opera cloak, aad wear velle
that are aothiag mora taaa traasuar
eat net- Whea they reach this a
treme aad they are aaea by tha dread
ad spy, these ladies are. reported to
tae-saitaa. At oace aa order la
that ao oae is to wear aarthli
the oM-fashloaad Terija," aad a vatt.
wp wucn we nee caa aot ha
earned. This order is obeyed for
a year, whea by degrees they
wearing taiaaer veils.
LAST RESORT FOR HIS CASE.
Yakefe Recipe far Man Who WevM
Be Cared ef Lava, i
- Apropos of leap year, Robert Barr,
the Aaglo-Americaa noveUat ami edi
tor, told at a dlaaer reecatly a story
"A maa." he said, "being profoundly
hi love, consulted a philosopher.
" 1 am ia love,' he complaiaed, 'aad
I don't like It It keeps me from
working, from acquiring fame. Can
you cure me?
-" 'la the study of astroaomy, said
the philosopher, stroking his gray?
heard, 'yon will tad a cure for love.
Contemplate the planets, aad in the
Infinite depths of Interstellar space
the puaiaeis of yourself and the Insig
nificance of your love will stun you.'
"So the lover commenced star gas
lag, aad all went well for a night or
two. Then, as he sat in his lonely
tower with his eye glued to a tele
scope, the girl came and put her white
arms about bis neck.
"That ulght he gazed at the stars no
more. Astronomy, he saw, was no
' "Butlove irked him and he sought
out an alchemist
M 'Give toe a philter,' he said, that
will cure me of love.
"The alchemist smiled. v
" 'There are many stories,' he said,
'about philters of thlssort, but they
are all, young sir, quack nostrums.
The only love cure I can give you is
prussic acid.' J
"But the man -shook his head. He
did not want to die. He wanted, with
a free, calm mind, to do his work.
"And as he mused on his hard case
he saw a yokel digging in a ditch, and
as he dug the yokel regarded the man
"'Plainly you are rich,' the yokel
said; 'why, then, do you frown and
"I am In love,' the man answered.
'It is torment How can I be cured?
"The yokel roared with laughter.
'"Ho. ho!' he shouted, 'that is an
easy one. Don't you know the an
swer? "'No,' said the man. 'What is It?
Tell me quickly.' -
"'Marry the girl,' said the yokel,
and he resumed his digging."
Exiles Life in Siberia.
A letter dated "August, 1907, on the
Amir High' Road," once more directs
attention to the sufferings of the thou
sands of exiles banished to 8iberia. At
the outset the writer explains that he
formed one of a party of 120 exiles. 23
of them being state or political offend
ers, detailed to work on the construe
tion of the Kolessnava (literally, wheel
road), and sent thither under Cossack
escort from the penal settlement at
After describing the journey of the
party to Pashkovo. a Cossack settle
ment on the Amir, he says:
"One single day's rest was allowed
us, but on the following day we were
roused at, 4 a. m. and driven to work.
It was raining fast, and for' a whole
verst our way lay across submerged
land. Every day for a fortnight we
had to cross this same flooded ground,
stripped to the skin and carrying our
shovels on our shoulders. This was
our life of torment. Up every morn
ing at four, working until five or six
In the evening, and "returning then,
utterly worn out, for roll call, prayers
"Sleep! Ia ragged and battered tents,
open to the rain and dirty and damp
within. No mattresses, only sacks to
lie oa, sometimes stuffed with grass.
We are already bitterly cold here in
August, and in these same tents we
must live until November. . . . The
spot where we are working Is between
14 and IS versta from the camp. We
have thus to walk some 30 versts
daily, besides performing our hard
task. How hard that task Is may be
gathered whea It is said that ten men
are required each day to excavate a
length of some 200 feet and a depth
and width of VA arshins (about a
yard). One has to work knee deep
in mire, and after about three weeks
rheumatism sets In and the legs ot
the workers being to swell."
Qirl Seventeen Years Old Saves Boy.
Emma -Werner, 17 years old, of Cor
ona, L. I., dressed in her best Sunday
clothes, jumped into Frog Pond, near
her home, a few days ago, and saved
Robert Pick from drowning. Robert
Is tea years old. He was coasting on
Randall avenue, when his sled got
beyond his control, veered from the
highway, ran down an incline aad out
onto the pond. The thin ice broke
and boy and sled disappeared, from
view. From her window M iss Werner
saw the accident and with no hesi
tation she ran across the street and
plunged in. The water came up to
hershoulders. She waded out, caught
hold of the struggling boy and started
for the shore. By this time otherd
had arrived on the scene, and together
they got the boy and Miss Wernei
Youngest Midshipman in Navy.
Loulsiana has the distinction of hav
ing the youngest midshipman in the
United States naval academy, Annapo
lis, Md. Alfred Shepard Wolfe was
born la the. city .of New Orleans,
March 5, 1891, aad entered the naval
academy July 6, 1907. after having
successfully passed both the mental
aad physical examinations. The min
imum age allowed at Annapolis is It
He was appointed by the Hob. Rob
ert C. Davey from the Secoad congres
sional district Alfred Wolfe received
his entire education ia the public
schools of New Orleans; leaving the
junior intermediate boys high school
class to eater the academy.
aavtitfl an Drink.
That ssea will drink leas walla they
have aoamthlag to look at or to Hstea
to. ia proved by tha sobriety which at-
aahttc amasemeata ia Eaglaad.
ption at alcoholic refresh-
la allowed fa the auditorium.
aad tt la rare, that tha patroaa leave
r a drmk at. tha bars
of these resorts araeoa-
At tha theaters, too. the
af aleahaMc refreshmeets durmg tha
mlalmnm Midway la tha
' Clover Leaf and
Recognized as the
leading Spreaders on
the market today
More corn on thesame
acreage by using the
. Deere planter. It is
always ready for either
inning or arming
tools and implements to be
sharpened and repaired now.
It will save you time when
spring opens up. We keep
only the latest and best in
buggies and carriages
Our horseshoes stick and
don't lame your horse
try them ,
tomimes. tae descent -of the curtain ia
contemporaneous with the appearance
of trim waitresses .and the tea tray.
Even in the theater bars the lords of
creation prefer "the cup that cheers"
to whisky and soda.
Playing at Divorce.
A curious side light is thrown upon
the divorce question in America. A
mother came iato the room and found
her two children quarreling about a
doll. She said: "You must stop
quarreling, or I shall take the. doll
away." "We aren't really quarreling,
mamma," said one of the little girls,
"we're playing Jeanle's suing me for
divorce, aad we're "frying to decide
who'll have the custody of the child."
When it Is -remembered that 1.300.000
divorces have been recorded in the
United States in a period of 20 years,
perhaps it Is not surprising that
children should play at divorce as
they play at going to school. Dundee
YALE MEN TAKE TO THE LAW.
The Bar Still Attracts One-Third ef the
The statisticians' at Tale have
drawn up a table to show what occu
pations the graduates of the institu
tion have chosen in the last century.
From the table it appears that the
ministry has fallen off greatly as an
t When the century opened about 39
per cent, of Tale graduates were min
isters. Beginning with 1860 this num
ber took a great fall. Slace 1865 the
average has been six per cent
The averages for law and medicine
have remained about the same. As a
rule ten per cent of Yale's graduates
are doctors. In law the figures have
been steadily about 33 per cent
In teaching and science the figures
have increased very gradually from
about two per cent to 11 per cent
The strongest upward tendency has
been that of business. The farmers
have fallen off ever since the southern
planters ceased to enter Yale.
Business now attracts about one
third of the men. and the law about
one-third.. The other third Is divided
between the ministry, science, teach
ing, forestry and a few other branches.
TROUBLE WITH MODERN CHILD.
Toe Early Made Acquainted with the
Pomp ef the World.
Miss L. E. Stearns, ia her lecture
on the "Thankless Child." in Milwau
kee, pleaded for children to have time
to be children. "I know of a Milwau
kee mother who was surprised lately
to find that at a birthday party which
her daughter (a child of eight) had
attended two -liveried pages stood at
the door to receive the gifts the chil
dren brought The same little girl who
'.was hostess at the party, when In a
formal mood, Is apt to go to call upon
some child of her own age in her
mother's carriage, accompanied by a
footman aad driver, aad whea she
arrives, presents her visiting card be
fore seeing her friend." Miss Stearns
compared this complicated existence
with that of the great John Ruskin,
who had but four toys during his en
tire childhood, but who spent many
enraptured hours with these, and he
attributed his taste for architecture to
the fact of his blocks, one of the
toys, having Interested him in build
ing at so early aa age.
Smallest Birds the Bravest.
Birds fearless are the humming birds.
So unafraid are these charming crea
tures that they readily will enter open
windows of nouses if they see the
flowers within. They even have been
known to visit the artificial flowers
oa a woman's hat when she was walk
lag out, and other writers speak of
their taking sugar from betweea a
persoa's lips. Ia a room they become
confused aad. beiag frail, are apt to
Jajure themselves Jy striking against
objects. It Is of no use to try to
keep them ia captivity ualess possibly
it were ia a greenhouse, where there
were plenty of flowers, for ao artificial
food ever has heea found which will
nourish them. Jet even In a greea
bouse they probably would hill thess
selves by flying against the glass.
"Wfegs. WIgasr said the
taker, tuntiag the leaves of his note
book hurriedly "Qulacy A. Wiggs
blacksmith census before hut bicycle
upafcsi last caaaas that's the
"Tea. that's pa," said young Miss
"WaU, hew shall I pat him down this
thaw? Same aa before?"
"Oh. ao," said MJss Wiggs haughti
ly. "Pa la aa aatomobUe msrhipiriss
SAVED BT THE TYKE
INSTANCE OF QUICK TrHNKIfttt
ON CRITICAL OCCASION.
Probable Tetal Lata ef Man-ef-War
Averted, by Mere Apprentice
Hia Warrant Officer's Uni
form Well Merited.
Quite a number of former appren
tices are'wearing the uniforms of war
rant officers ia our service because
they were quick thlaking boys oa
critical occasions; v
One of them was extraordinarily
handy with his knife one day whea
the ship on board of which he was
serving as apprentice had a swell
chance to go to the bottom, but for
him. They were having heavy gun
and conning tower practice. The skip
per was doing some firing from his
position in the conning tower by touch
ing the electric button alongside ot
him. The apprentice was acting as
the skipper's messenger during that
Projectile and charge had been
rammed into one of the six-Inch guns
on the main deck. Some confusion in
orders came about At any rate the
skipper had his finger within a couple
of inches of the electric button ready
to press it and thus discharge the six-
inch gun, when the apprentice was on
the job. Standing just outside the
conning tower and having from that
position a view of the gun ahead, to be
fired, the youngster observed that the
breech of the six-Inch gun hadn't yet
been closed, and there was the skipper
on the very pin point of touching the
button that would fire the gun with
the unlocked breech. If the gun went
off In that condition there was the
finest kind of a chance for the recoil
of the immense piece to drive the gun
right through the ship's bottom..
The apprentice didn't .have much
time to think, but he didn't need much.
He figured it all out in an instant that
if he yelled at the skipper that the
breech wasn't locked the suddenness
of the yell might so startle the skipper
that his finger would involuntarily
come down on the button and thus
discharge the gun. The boy's ship's
knife with the big blade was In his
left hand shirt pocket banging there
for its lanyard. He had it out and
the blade open in an incredibly short
space of time, and he made one cat
like dab with the sharp blade of the
knife at the electric wire belonging to
the button that led right alongside
where the boy was standing by the
conning tower. The blade cut the
wire in two a fraction of a second be
fore the skipper's finger reached the
button, breaking the electric connec
tion and in every likelihood prevent
ing a tremendous calamity.
The boy was only a tyke and not
very strong, and just as soon as he
slashed the wire he fell forward on
bis face in a dead faint an odd thing,
too. that, for a boy serving on a
man-o'-war, and yet the Incident wasn't
any ordinary one. The skipper raised
his head the instant he touched the
button and saw what had happened;
the loose ends of the cut electric
wire, the prone boy and all the rest of
it Then he darted out of the conning
tower and saw the breech of the big
gun still unlocked. He understood It
all long before the boy was brought
around to consciousness. That boy
had no sooner finished his days of ap
prenticeship before he wore the war
rant officer's uniform of a gunner.
Remarkable Criminal Record.
To-day a remarkable execution has
taken puce in this city, the like of
which has never happened even in the
annals of Chinese executions.
The man who was executed was
found guilty of highway robbery and
sentenced to be beheaded. He is the
seventh of the family to suffer the
extreme penalty In this city.
The parents gave birth to eight
boys, aad from whatever causes It ia
Impossible for me to say, the whole
family have just given themselves up
body and soul to evil. The poor old
mother escorted this, her seventh son,
to the execution ground walling her
dreadful fate the whole way. On ar
rival the magistrate, fearing she might
cause trouble, had her forcibly re
moved outside the crowd until all was
over, whea she ran back to the bleed
ing 'headless body of her poor boy
and again took up her wailing. Sul
fan correspondence Shanghai Mercury.
Ceat Made from Loons' Breasts.
The breasts of 365 loons made Into
a coat! This Is the strange garment
shown la the window of a downtown
shoe company. The manager knows
little of the history of the coat except
what is told oa the card exhibited in
"The company Is sending the coat
around to be shown in its various
stores," he said. "How it came iato
its possession I do not know."
The breast of a loon Is about four
inches square and each bears a
white spot in its center. The number
of pieces in the coat therefore, can
be counted readily. As these birds are
very difficult to shoot, many years
mast have beea required to make the
collection. Kansas City Star.
Has Found River's Sources.
Dr. Svea Hedln, the Swedish ex
plorer, states that he has discovered
the true sources of the Brahmaputra
aad ladas. The Brahmaputra, he says,
Is the Kabitaampso, which rises from
aa enormous glacier oa the aorthera
side of the northern-most parallel
range of the Himalayas. The Marium
ehu, which has hitherto beea regarded
as the source, is merely a small tribu
tary flowing la from the west.
. Tee Much Clothing.
The chief quarrel which hygiene has
with dothiag la that there to too much
of it; garments come dowa too far, are
too tight, too heavy, too hot writes Dr.
Woods Hutchinson. Wedomaehmore
harm to ear health by overloadlag oar
selves with dothiag aad by overta
dulgteg ourselves in the luxury of
warmth cramping tha movemeataef
tha body. Interfering with tha respira
ttea. aaarivtog the aUa of fta moat la
alieaaale right, tha right to fresh air.
sbsorbiag tha perspiratioa aad mak
ing a refrigerattag cold pack for the
body after aw trrlss ' thsa la done ar
wearing tight stays ar tight
new ajon .sarriasa
The arst red aerriac
ally produced ia Baglaad many yeara
ago by a nehersksa, who. havtag a aar
alaa af fresh herring, hung thesn ap
la a smoky abed to dry aad then for
got an about them. When he looked
at them some time after he foaad
that they had changed ia color. Th
Uag, to whom the fishes' were pre
sented, was so interested that he gave
perndsaioa to the fisherman to ex
hibit them arouad the country aa
SUBSCRIBER SACRED TO HIM.
Might Be Heree Thief, But Foreman
WeuMmt Ga Back it Him.
The Fourth Estate repeats a good
story told by "Bob" Davis, on the
editorial staff of Muasey's. While
Davis was connected with a paper ia a
rough-and-ready western town, a shab
bily dressed' stranger walked la oae
day aad asked for some old clothes, al
though his own were fairly good. The
staff contributed, and. to the surprise
of every one. the stranger pulled out
18 aad paid for a year's subscription
to the paper. Then, having donned
the contributed clothing, he hastily
departed. He had been gone but a
little while when the sheriff came ia
looking for a horse thief. His de
scription fitted the stranger to a
nicety. "He was in here." said the
foreman, "and went up the street
when he left. If you hurry you will
catch him." Davis was surprised.
"Why did yoa say he weat up the
street when you saw him go the
ohr.r way?" he asked the foreman.
"H 1!" retorted the foreman, with
freezing dignity, "you wouldn't have
me go back on a subscriber, would
JOKE ON POMPOUS OFFICIAL.
Judge Evidently Was No Admirer of
Red Tape Methods.
One of the secretaries to our em
bassy at London relates how a ques
tion arose as to the cost of heating
one of the Irish law courts. A conse
quential treasury official was detailed
from London to look Into the matter.
When he Introduced himself to the
judge within whose jurisdiction the
matter lay. the judge, who. by the way.
frequently evinced a great scorn ot
red tape, smiled with suspicious bland
aess. "Certsinly." said his honor. "I will
put you in communication with the
person immediately in charge of that
Whereupon he scribbled a few words
on a piece of paper and gave it to a
messenger. In a short time an aged
charwoman entered. The judge then
arose and. as he left the room, said:
"Rosie. here is the young maa to
see about the coal." Harper's Weekly.
Queen and Her Lever.
Essex street. London, derives Its
name from the ill-fated earl of Es
sex, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
The earl's town house stood in Essex
street and the queen often visited him
there. The story goes that It was
in the garden of Essex house that
the queen gave her favorite a box on
his ear. saying: "Go and be hanged!"
and the hot-tempered young man
swore that he would not have brooked
such an insult from her father. A
curious discovery relating to Essex
and Queen Elizabeth was made by
Lord Cholmondely in 1770 at a house
la Essex street which overlooked the
earl's gardens. Scratched on a pane
of glass ia a top window were the let
ters "I. C. U. S. X. and E. R.." which
has been interpreted as "I see you
Essex and Elizabeth regina," and was
probably the recorded jest of an In
quisitive onlooker, who witnessed the
meetings of the queen and her
Tricked ef the Time.
A Philadelphia lawyer, who spends
most of his time at his country es
tate, employs a sturdy Irish gardener
whose one desire In life Is to live until
the banner of freedom is unfurled over
One evening the lawyer strolled
through the grounds of his place and
stopped to have a chat with the
"Michael, do you know that while
we are here enjoying the beautiful
twilight it Is dark midnight in Ire
land?" he asked.
"Faith, an' Oi'm not surprised," re
plied the gardener. "Ireland nlver
got justice ylt" Judge.
These Perfect English Servants.
The following "true story" is told by
a correspondent of the London Opin
ion: A lady living In Doncaster or
dered at Christmas a savory pudding
to be sent In with the goose. On corn
lag dowa to dine, no savory pudding
was to be seen. "Jane, you sent in
ao savory pudding. How was that?"
she asked the cook after dinner. "No,
mans. There was only you In the
house that likes it, so I thought I
wouldn't make one. None of us in the
kitchen likes it" The lady said noth
ing more, as the girl had been with her
for five years, but she thought it the
coolest thing she had heard for some
The Unfortunate Fact
"It just occurs to me that I have not
a cent of money with me!"
"Oh. that does aot matter. You are
"Yea, m unfortunately ! "Translated
for Transatlantic Tales from File-
What He Favored.
"Do you favor wider locks?" in
quired the man who takes a mild ia
tereat ia Panama affairs.
"I do," answered the bibulous dti
saa. "Also larger keyholes."
She-Yoa spend too much money oa
things you don't really need aad that
yoa buy merely because they are
cheap. That is false economy.
He Here's a lady's watch I bought
to-day for tit. I am sure It is well
She Oh, thank yoa, dearest. How
spieadldly clever yoa are at plcklag
ROOM PH.LEB WITH SKELZTON9.'
to an Am.
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Bjeaaunyuj BunmBnamaamnmur, gnu
For aearly 3f years tha 'ccaaatry
at Carleatlal. Italy, has beca abaa
doaed. although tha chape connected
with tt has reawlaod oaea for aaaHc
warship. Bebiad the sacristy la a
door which has always heea shut aad
was believed to lead iato one at tha
rooms of the monastery.. The ether
day the syndic decided to
ox this room aa he had seme wi
oaea the door. A" terrifylag s
met their ansa far tha
full of hamaa akelet
most to the ceUlas- Tha syadic or
dered the skeietoas,- sosae of which'
were more or leas BHaauaifled hsdiis.
to be takea out aad burled hi the
Campo Santo. They aambereda isw
Naturally, a tre
was caused by these dtecaverjea.
the wildest conjectures dvea
to. According, however, to tha eldest
lahabitaat of CarieaUal. the facta are
as follows: Whea ssoaka Inhabited
the UKwastery. a certain sum waa paid
them for the privilege of seaaRare ia
the church. The church. how
small, aad whea there waa
for any more corpses, the moaka, rath
er than lose aa important source of
income, continued to receive
for burial, bat instead ef
them beaeath the floor of the church,
cast them into the raonw behtod tha
sacristy, or iato the pavilioas close by.
where they have just heea discovered.
WORLD'S NEED OF STRONG MEN.
SheuM Be Better Than the
tiene ef the
Some of .as are disposed to ha satis
fied If we caa be pretty aearly aa
good as the mea of tha last genera
tion. That will not do at alL Tha
mea of this geaeraUoa have sat to
be a great deal better ssea Maajer.
broader, sounder, keener, braver,
mea than their fathers werev If
they are aot they will ha si
with the business af tha
their hand. The entire ethical
standard of flaaadal life la beiag.
aad mast be. lifted ap. Wa caaaot
do the eaormouety lacreased bust
Bess of the world to-day aa the moral
plane where we were Hvtog 25 y
ago. If we attempt It we shall
ourselves la chaos. Wa have sat to
have higher principles of justice aad
equality aad- clearer aotleas of flaaa
dal integrity, aad stronger coavlctioaa
of fidelity to trusts, aad a deeper aaaaa
of the buslaesa reapoasibltlty of every
man to the whole community. Wash
"It Is straage." remarked Mr. Squig
gins to his graadsoa Horace, "what a
fascination chorus girls exercise upoa
such young noodles as yourself. Take
a womaa- as homely as a gingham
umbrella aad put her la the baek row
of the chorus, where she haaa't a .
thing to do except draw her breathy
aad her salary, aad the first thief
you know a lot ef fooash haya are
seading her flowers, amah aetoa aad
jewelry aad begglag her to cesae pat
to sample hot birds aad ana battles.
Ton my word, it's a queer thins taia
glamour of stage life."
"But grandpa,", said Horace, "tha
actresses of the preseat day are fat
more rascinatlag taaa they were when
you were a lad, 40 years ago."
"Not much, my boy! There are
many on the stage aow with wheat I
was acquainted ia my youthful days."
Writing interesting letters
come naturally to me, aad there are a
good maay people with whom I must'
keep in touch through letters, if at alL
So I have got into the way of keeptag
a notebook aad jotting down la It brief
notes to remind me of little bits of
aews that will specially iatereat my
different correspondents. I evea jet
down a little joke sometimes, saya
Home Chat Then, when spare tima
comes to write my letters my aetoa
are ready to haad. aad the Iatereat
iag scraps of aews doat ga flying
away directly I put my pea to paper.
as they used to do. Everybody telle
me my letters are much more later
estlag than they used to be. If aa,
that ia the secret
A Read to Haaafeeea,
It is not at all difficult to believe
that it la easier to give it if It ia
the English girl. Inasmuch aa tha far
mer always knows exactly what aha
wants. But a fact which must aot ha
lost sight of is that tha ftmoilaaa girt
la admittedly entitled to
she wants, while aha aata H
the American husband takea tha view
that it la easier to give it if it la
wiser to refuse. Tha -f1,-,i girl, aa
a rule, loses her capacity far knowing
exactly'what she wants for the simple
reaeoa that she la aware that
aappiaesa lies la nismlselag vata
aires from her mind. Lady's
Shfe Lhjhto aa History.
isssed Mouat Vemam ia 1
Admiral Vernon ef the British navy.
"You'll have to stead far it. Gearaa.'
said Maj. Lawrence Washtogton to hla
younger brother. "The patriotic .
caa ef the future, wham ha
to do honor to tale' spat aa tha
shrlae of hia country, liberty.
thlak K waa asmsd 'Veraoa' aa aa
eoaat af its
af as ia. tha patriot aa tha twa
Lady WileVa Ready Wit.
If the political women of today had!
the humor, say. of tha lata Lady
Wilde, their cause would, net be aa
hopeless. She was . very 'nnhnnst
about the world-old tyranny of man.
uirr woven, ana SBM BMay
things. But oae could farglva
io a womaa waa.
the fact that tha alleged
tyranny began with
oar flrat parent crisply aad
aa a "dictatorial
said nothing, hat hla toaa
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