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CalifmU Tevict Can.
The Idee that an inferior class of peo
ple patronize the tourist sleepers is an
error. On many trips only the best class
e travelers are foand. They are merely
aaea and women of good sense who would
rathsr travel to California in this man
ner and save asauf ram of money. It
is beginning to be asderstood that it is
by ao mesas necessary for the traveler
tespaad a large sum of money in order
to eajey a trip to the Pacific Oqast.
If yon arose the continent in one of
the toarist sleepers of the Union Pacific
yon wiU enjoy your trip and save con
siderable money. Inquire of K. O.
Brown, Agent. "'
Thursday aext being Ascension day,
rrieas will be held as follows: Holy
uaaaion 730 a. m. and 10 a. m. Even
ing 8 p. m. The anal services will be
held oa Sanday next at 730 a. m., 11 a.
m. and 8 p.m. Dr. Westoott will preach
moraiag and evening.
Bev. D. W. Beiahsrt, pastor. Sunday
school 10 a. m.; preaching by .the pastor
11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; Bible class Tues
day 8 p.-m.; prayer meeting Thursday 8
' teeing the Wind Blow.
Wind Is air la motion) Sometimes
you hear people declare on a sultry
aay that there Is "no air." Of course,
that Is Impossible; there Is always
plenty of sir, bat there Is not always
a wtad. Strange to say It is possible
to sea the wlad, If the right means are
Take a polished metal surface of
two feet or more, with a straight
edge; a large hand-saw will answer
the purpose. Take a windy day for
the experiment, whether hot or coldx
clear, or cloudy, only let It not be in
ralay, murky weather.
Hold your metallic surface at right
angles to the direction of the wind
t. e., if the wind Is north, hold your
surface east and west, but instead of
hoMIag It Tertlcal incline it about 42
degrees to the horizon, ao that the
wlad, striking, glances and flows over
the edge, as the -water flows over a
dam. Now sight carefully along the
adge some minutes at a sharply-de-laed
object, aad you will see the wind
pouring over the edge In graceful
carves. Make your observations care
fully aad you will hardly ever fail In
tha exaerimeat; the results are evsn
better if the sua Is obscured.
Nothlag Is more certain than that
aaaaers, our civilisation, and all
the good things which are connected
with civilization, have in this Euro
pean world of ours, depended for ages
apoa two principles, and were Indeed
' the result of both combined; I mean
the spirit of a gentleman and the spir
it of religion. The nobility and the
'clergy, the one by profession, the
other by patronage, kept learning in
ezisteace even la the midst of arms
aad coafasioa, aad while. governments
were rather la their causes than
formed. Iiearnlng paid back what it
received to nobility aad priesthood,
aad paid tt with usury, by enlarging
their Mesa aad by furnishing their
salads. Edmund Burke.
Quiet Nights Assured.
where some wizard has
evolved a barkless tree,? remarked 'the
adeatlle boarder, as he helped him
self to the hot cakes.
"Orwat Jupiter!" exclaimed the
asssallaa boarder. "Wouldn't It be
a great beaett to the world?"
"Way. If some wizard could evolve
a barkless dog.
aTMBnajF 4K eTaOtalWs
"Maud graduated from yoar cook
nf school last spring, didn't she?"
"Tea, hat she's going to take a post
radnate coarse aext fall."
"Gotag hack to the same school
"Oa. ao! She's to be married to a
peer young man." The Catholic
aXaadard aad Times.
Wee! Wee! Wee!
Wife (oa her return home) Have
year noticed that say husband missed
sae vary mach while I was away.
Mali Wan, I didat notice it sc
anaeh at first hat yesterday he seemed
to ha ha despair. Tit-Bits.
WaaW Da Her Share.
married my daughter think
rd pave tha way for yoa ia bus!
Istaatltr , . . .
tr. ni attend to the
pevlac hat I thought yoa might sap
ply tha racks."
SPAN OF CONCRETE
WILL IE THE LONGEST IN THE
Preneaaa1 Henrv Hudson Meinonai
ridge te Have One Unlaws Feat-
turn Still Another Triumph
for American Engineers.
There is not in the world a bridge
span In either stone or coacreta which
approaches the dimensions of the pro
posed Henry Hudson memorial bridge
to cross Spuyten Duyvtl creek,' says
the New York Sua.
The central spaa of that structure Is
to be 793 feet In the clear. la steel
there already exists a longer arch, that
of the upper Niagara spaa) which
measures 840 feet The Resign of the
Hell Gate bridge calls for a'thossaad
foot arch of steel.
But In concrete there Is nothing like
the big span which is to link Manhat
tan to the mainland. The Engineering
News -declares that the largest com
pleted concrete arch la that of the
Grunwald bridge over the Isar, at Mu
nich. It is only 230 feet wide.
The Walnut Lane concrete arch
bridge, now being built, has a slightly
longer span, 233 feet between faces of
abutments. These spans become in
significant, even trivial, when com
pared with that now proposed for the
Hudson memorial bridge.
A better idea of the boldness of the"
proposal is had from a comparison
with the general field of masonry arch
construction, since the problems of
design and erection for arches of stone
and concrete are in a measure the
same. The Cabin John arch of the
Washington aqueduct, 220 feet la spaa,
built about half a century ago, was
for a long time looked upon as an ex
ceptional achievement, being the lar
gest stone arch In the world.
Oaly in the last sight years has It
been exceeded, and there are now
three larger spaas in stone, beside the
230-foot concrete arch at Grunwald
Adda, 230 feet; Luxemburg, 278 feet,
and Plauen, 295 feet In 60 years de
signers have ventured only one-third
beyond the limits set by the Cabin
John arch, and only In three cases,
have they found it necessary. Now la
one leap the present limit is to be mul
tiplied by two and a halt
The Henry Hudson arch carries- a
double deck." The upper or main deck
is a highway floor, 80 feet wide be
tween railings; it has a 50-foot road
way and two 15-foot sidewalks. The
lower deck Is to carry four tracks of a
rapid transit railway, but as no-such
line Is yet In prospect the lower floor
system is not to be put in place at
first, but only the necessary connec
tions provided for it
The total length of the bridge. In
cluding the approaches, is 2,840 feet
Its cost excluding special ornamental
features, Is estimated at $3,800,000.
About one-half of this Is chargeable to
the large arch and its superstructure.
"Toeing the Mark."
The phrase "toeing the mark" is of
fairly old and somewhat obscure, ori
gin. Several different opinions are
held as to how it originated, but the
derivation most generally accepted Is
that it comes from an old fashion
among military men in drilling, to
draw a line upon the ground and make
the company "dress" by toeing this
mark. The phrase thus acquired the
meaning of "standing up" to some
thing, and so became used in quarrels,
when one of the parties would chal
lenge the other to stand up to him.
Bven nowadays in some of the country
districts of Great Britain it is custom
ary for lads when quarreling to pro
voke their opponents finally to the en
counter by drawing a line upon the
ground and telling them to "toe the
mark." The meaning of the phrase as
now generally used Is to come right
forward and "stand up'- to anything.
Sees Age of Asrepjsnes.
Henry Farman, who has attracted
notice because of bis successful
aeroplane experiments, believes that
within 12 months aeroplanes will be
flying from 50 to 100 miles quite eas
ily. "I can fly now as long as the
motor works," he says, "and distance
is nothing to me." Farman is 30 years
of age and Is one of the three sons
of a well-known English journalist
Before taking to aeronautics Mr. Far
man had made a considerable name in
the French sporting world. When
cycle racing was the rage he and his
brother won many championships.
They formed a tandem team which
proved invincible. Then he took to
motorlngand won the Paris and Nice
races In 1902. In the great Paris-to-Ylenna
race 'he gained first honors for
heavy machines. His motor-racing
career, however, came to a sudden
termination after an accident which
landed him high up in the branches
of a tree.
What the Dogs Were For.
Observing several $5,000 bulldogs on
the mulU-mllllonaire's estate, the witty
"Are those dogs here to eat up sub
And the multi-millionaire chuckled
"Ah, ao, my friend," he whispered,
"they are here to eat up subpoena
Third-Floor Tenant See here! I'm
one of a committee of men la- this
building, and I've called to ask yoa to
sell your lute.
Second-Floor Tenant Delighted to
see you. I'm one of another commit
tee, and was about to come up and
ask if you'd sell your baby. Tid-Bits.
Force ef Habit.
Shopper Pardon me yoa're.a mar
ried womaa. area't yea? .
Saleslady Howd yoa know? '
Shopper Yoa forgot to give ma aay
change out of that tea-dollar hill I
gave yoa for this collar button-
"I see my laina," groaned tha aaaeV
wich as the bank clerk rear ha i far It
across the laach eoaater. - - - ..
Tea," answered the mines ate.
rand Isn't It horrible! You're te he
bitten by aa
ARE MAKING TOWN TO ORDER.
Will Be the
Mwswt City Yet Built.
A"Bostoa inn of laadscape archi
tects has beea awarded the contract
for mating the general plans for the
model city which the Grand Trunk
Pacific railroad is to build in British
Columbia as the Pacific terminus of
the great new-railroad system which
is now being built across Canada.
The' contract is one of the largest
aver given for a similar undertaking,
says the Village. As yet there Is oaly
a small settlemeat where it Is intend
.ed a large and important commercial
aad manufacturing city will be built
The settlement Is on Kalen Island aad
the aew city will be known as Priace
The 'area which is available for the
site comprises between seven aad
eight square, miles, although only a
small part of this will be developed
within the near future. The island
Is of considerable size, but only about
one-third will be available because of
the mountain, Mount Hays, which ris
es to an elevation of 2,300 feet near
the center of the Island. '-
The railroad will cross from the
mainland to Porpoise Island and then
to Kalen Island by means of bridges,
the first of which will be about a quar
ter of a mile 1n length and the second
some 200 feet long. Already a dock
a thousand feet long -has been con
structed along a part of the waterfront
and it is planned to extend this for a
much longer distance. The shores are
very bold and this will aid greatly In
preparing places for shipping and also
keep down the cost of building docks.
It Is said .to be the plan to have
the shipping and wholesale business
on the first level, which rises to 75
or 100 feet; the retail business aad
the public buildings on the second
level, which Is some 200 feet high,
aad forms a sort of ridge, and the
residences still further back on a
third level of about 100 feet elevation.
Ample provision for parks will be
made. There is an excellent chance
for one on a central elevation, another
at Point Hays, aamed, like the moun
tain, In honor of the president of the
railroad, Charles M. Hays of Montreal,
and a third at the southwestern end
of the city.
It is probable that Digby Island, just
to the westward of Kalen Island, will
be developed for residences, a purpose
for which it is admirably adapted. The
expenditures which are- contemplated
by the railroad company at this place
alone will total many millions if pres
ent plans are carried out
Prince Rupert Is situated within 50
miles of the southern extremity of
Alaska and 551 miles north of Van
couver, at the very entrance to the
salmon fishing grounds. It is in the
immediate vicinity of a large number
of canneries which send their prod
ucts to all parts of the world. Near
at hand are the famous halibut fishing
Already there Is considerabe activity
on behalf of the railroad', and recently
a contract was let for clearing 2,000
acres of land at $220,000.
Only the Runner-Up.
The best man thought he'd take a
look around and see that" everything
was running as a fastidious bride
would wish It, and up In the room
where the presents were displayed,
alone and unhappy-looking, he came
upon a youth, seemingly ready, like
the wedding guest of the English poet
to "beat bis breast" He was wander
ing about looking at silver and cut
glass without seeing them, and the
best man hardly knew how to ap
"Er have you kissed the bride?"
he asked, at last
And the answer told far more than j
Its two meager words mught have been
expected to. It was: "Not lately!"
A Cure for His Trouble.
"Doctor," said the woman whose
husband owed everybody in town,
"John's in a very bad way- I've been
trying to get him to come to see you,
but he's so obstinate, you know, and
so I've made up my mind to see you
myself and ask whether you think
you can do anything for him."
"What are his symptoms?"
"Oh, he's awfully nervous. He never
seems to settle down to anything."
"H'm! That's bad. That puts him
in an awful predicament When a
man get so that he can neither set
tle down nor settle up, the only thing
I can recommend is travel. Better
take what things you can move con
veniently and start on a long journey
sometime when nobody's looking. I
won't let on."
"Your business college for young la
dles seems to be all right"
"It is all right"
"Do you give the girls a good, prac
tical business training?"
"In reply to that question I can only
say that 60 per cent of our gradu
ates marry their employers the first
Cause and Effect.
"Yes," said Mrs. Nexdor, "my daagh
ter is very persevering in her piano-
playing. Do you notice that she's im
proving?" "No." replied Mrs. Peppery, "and 1
also notice that my husband's temper
Enpec My wife threatened to wave
me last week, but she changed her
8mart Why don't you sae her for
breach of promise? Kansas City
Right Over Him.
"Yoa say you were under a great
general?" interrogated the pretty girl
at the military balL
"Yes, indeed." drawled the callow
young maa with the dgaretteatalaed
"Ah, yoa were la the lata war?"
haw Is it yoa were aader the
"WeM, IV tell yoa the secret. He
accapasd taejipper berth oa a sleeper
aad I oacaptad tha to
Is sb Elegaat Ntrthesst N
krssks Farsn Mast U
On aceoaat of the aesideatal drown
is of Win. Bocae, I took a fiae S30
sore farm which I had sold Mr. Boons
at 165 per aore into which I had pat
some money for hist.
330 seres 7 miles from Bloomfleld; S30
valley, all nader cultivation 100 acres
rolling not rough -sll best of land
living spring in' yard 6-acre orchard
flne bouse barn 64 feet square:
This is more than lean pay for, so I
mast sell. Weald take small property.
J. H. C0NLEY,
' Nsrfslk, Nek.
SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
Man Found Fashionable Church Was
No Place for "Tight-Wad."
"I have met hundreds of men who
were married and living happy lives,"
said the man with the horseshoe pin
in the smoking comoartment "but
there is neither love nor matrimony
"Got turned down In your callow
days?" was asked.
"No, I was never turned down. If
I was It was by religion instead of
love. On the street, in Cincinnati, I
had the felicity to assist a young lady
who had fallen. Say, she was a daisy.
She was just my style- from head to
heels. I was a good deal of a cynic
even then, but after one look at that
girl there was no other In this world
for me. She stepped Into her car
riage almost as soon as I found her
and was driven away, and though I
felt that I would give thousands to
see her again I knew that It was
only one chance In 'a thousand. I took
that chance and attended a fashion
able church the next Sunday."
"You could have knocked me down
with a feather. I was shown right in
to her pew She sat there with her
mother, and she gave me a slight bow
in recognition. I sat there in a sort of
seventh heaven and never understood
five words of the sermon. At last the
contribution box was passed."
"And you hadn't even a nickel, of
"Hadn't I? You are wrong. I had
a $1 bill and a $500 bill, as it hap
pened. They were rolled together
and placed In my vest pocket"
"And you put in the $500 by mis
take?" "Not much I didn't I put in the
$1, and what followed made my heart
ache. The deacon in charge of the
box handed it back to me with the
remark that the church for cheap
skates was two blocks further down
the street and the girl giggled at her
mother behind my back and said she'd
ask papa to take me as coachman at
$35 per and board."
"And did nothing else happen?"
"Nothing else? Of course something
else happened. "1 was frozen to my
seat with terror, and when all but mc
had left the church the same deacon
came around and pried me loose and
run me out! Into the cold world."
Easily Grown Lilies.
Few people understand how easily
lilies may be grown In abundance. The
Madonna, or Candidum, lily is as har
dy as a plum tree, multiplies rapidly,
and gives great stalks of superb
flowers in July fragrant beyond
words to express. Plant them under
your grape trellises or in your goose
berry rows. If a bulb gets injured in
cultivation, there will be enough left
1 hav nad 90 blossoms In a small
bed about ten feet in diameter. You
can grow the Japanese longlflorums
just as easily and In the same way,
only you must'plant them much deep
er about six Inches, and you must
not plant them in manure. Our native
meadow lilies can be grown in the
same way, or even in sod, if it lsJ
moist Bury them ten Inches deep.
The auratum and Easter lilies require
very deep planting, and I cannot
promise that they will give you good
results. E. P. Powell, in Suburban
Honey Seeker's Narrow Escape.
Rarely has a human being been in
a more painful predicament than that
In which a young man named
Trunkett found himself recently.
While robbing a bee hive which was
built in the forkof a tree 40 feet
from the ground la Wangaretta, Aus
tralia, Trunkett, who was minus his
bat coat and boots, was completely
smothered by the enraged Insects. For
ten minutes he remained thus unable
to help himself, until some friends
saw his plight and by means of ropes
hoisted up to him a bag.
With this the unhappy victim beat
some of the insects off, snd then, wrap,
ping it around his head, slid down the
rope to the ground where he fainted.
For half an hour he remained uncon
scious, during which time his friends,
by- vigorously rubbing whisky Into his
skin, succeeded In .drawing most of
the poison from his stings, which
amounted to several hundreds. Syd
Willing te Try Again.
"Jedge," said the old darky, "you
been a married mania long timer
"An you' experieace Is jest aa
"I hope so. Why?
"Well, sua, I got a 'omaa ter. say
she'll marry me one dat's wlllln' ter
rise airly aa' make a Mvjn' fer de ol'
maa dat's why."
"But yoa are a very old maa.
Were you ever married r'
"Oh, yes, sua," was the reply, "ia
Tennessee aa' Alabama; bat both er
'am tried to rale me, aa' so I lef
'urn fo I got experieaced good; but
I'll say dlsmaca,' I hex never ylt
tried da married state la Georgy!"
"Do yoa expect to get oa well with
roar foraiga soa-ia-law?"
M8arely.M aaswered Mr. Camrox.
"Neither af as aha pronounce the oth
ers aasae watt eawaam-ki ant oj
TELLS OP GORDON'S WEAKNESS.
Lard Cramer Throws Light an IHstary
f Hero ef
la his book. "Modera Egypt," Lord
Cromer, for 29 years-tha renresenta-
tlve of British authority la the land
of the khedlve, gives the other side
of. the heroic story of Gea Gordon's
rale .la Khartum, where he was slain
by the fanatical natives. Lord Cro
mervtwice rejected the proposal to
sead Gordon to the Sudan. "Would."
he says, "that I had done so a third
time!" He soon woke to Gordon's
variability. He says: "Impulsive
fllghtlness was, in fact the main de
fect of Gen. Gordon's character, aad it
was one which, In my opinion, rea
dered him unfit to carry out a work
which pre-eminently required a cool
aad steady head. I used to receive
20 or 30 telegrams from Gen. Gordon
in the course of the day when he was
In Khartum, those la the evening often
giving opinions which It was Impos
sible to reconcile with others dis
patched the same morning."
This stream of telegrams from
Khartum was so continuous that Lord
Cromer had to adopt a special meth
od of dealing with them. "I gen
erally found a batch of them wait
ing for me when I began my work
in the morning," he says. "My prac
tice wss to put them on one side and
wait till the afternoon, by which time
more had generally arrived. I used
then to compare the different tele
grams to try to extract from them
what It was that Gea. Gordon
really wanted, and then to decide
what could be done toward 'carrying
out his wishes."
Lord Cromer says, also: "One of
the leading features of Gen. Gordon's
strange character was his total ab
sence of self-control. He was liable
to fits of ungovernable and often of
most unreasonable passion. He
formed rapid opinions without delib
eration and rarely held to one opinion
long. His journal, in which his
thoughts from day to day are re
corded, is, even in the expurgated
form in which it was published, a
mass of inconsistencies."
Gen. Gordon's courage Is warmly
praised by Lord Cromer, who says fur
ther: "Many a man before Gen. Gor
don has laid down his life at the call
of duty. Many a man, too, has striven
to regard death as a glad relief from
pain, sorrow and suffering. But no
soldier about to lead a forlorn hope,
no Christian martyr tied to the stake
or thrown to the wild beasts of ancient
Rome, ever faced death with more un
concern than Gen. Gordon."
''The Lowest Order of Mind."
At a recent meeting of New Eng
land college presidents, one of the
most Important of them all remarked
that mental arithmetic did not train
a child's mind, and that a mathemati
cian per se was Incapable of moral
reasoning. Mathematicians might
take notice, remarks Harper's Weekly.
"It reminds one," says the writer, "of
Stiles, the greatest of the Yale mathe
maticians of his time. He, Indeed,
had virtues as well as mathematics,
and was the graceful and learned
editor of Garden and Forest horti
culturist editor of the New York Trib
une, and president of the New York
park commission. Once he was HI
for a long time a very long time
and he used to say that when he be
came convalescent he discovered that
the mathematical was the lowest
order of mind. He wanted to read:
he tried poetry, and that would not
do; nor would fiction or philosophy or
history but when he at last tried
mathematics he found that his en
feebled mind could master that"
Tied Up the Gallaghers.
Lightning has played some queer
pranks, but about the funniest joke
a streak of It ever got off was when
it bumped into old William Gallagher
of Cleveland. Mr. Gallagher was peace
fully In bed when the bolt hit his
domicile and the fluid completely
wrecked the iron bedstead in which
the old man and his wife were sleep
ing. Worse than that it twisted the
clothes and the iron about the couple
in such curious fashion that they were
actually tied in bed, and, to save them
selves, couldn't get out, while the rain
beat in on them from the wrecked
roof. Finally their shouts brought
the neighbors and Gallagher and Mrs.
Gallagher were released from old
Jupiter's Iron clutch, wet and scared
and exhausted. The bedstead with
the clothes twisted about its sides is
a curious object of interest in Cleve
land to this day.
Church and State.
A young curate, who was showing
an American girl through an old Eng
lish cathedral, enjoyed her apprecia
tion of a handsome lectern. The
Bible rested on the outspread wings
of a powerful wrought bronze eagle.
At the base of the lecturn, another
symbol of the Gospel was presented in
the form of a great lion.
The clergyman yielded to the
-temptation to banter the fair visitor
"We have a lion to watch the eagle,"
"Yes," flashed the answer, "but the
eagle stays on top." Harper's Mag
azine. i Preaching and Practice.
"Didn't 1 ten you to take the ax an'
cut wood enough to keep the house
1'Yes; but hain't you been preachln'
this long time 'bout the preservation
of the forests?"
And thereupon the old man wore
out two fence rails oa aim, and told
him he was too young to understand
that politics didn't mesa all it said.
Atlanta Constitution. t
Kaiser Travels in "Tube."
Emperor William of Germany has
had his first experienhe In "tube" lo
comotion. Accompanied by a numer
ous suite, he made the journey along
the entire length of the Berlin under
ground railway for the purpose of In
specting the aewly opeaed suburban
extension aad terminals. At the last
statioa the kaiser had the pleasure of
admiring the interior decorations
made of majolica tiling from his own
factory at Cadiaea. Among the
orders which he distributed ia hoaoi
of the trip was oae for the motonaas I
ef the txala la waiea Mm traveled.
TWO GOOD EXCUSES
WHERE MEN HAD RIGHT TO QUIT
Flayer New Is Wise te the" Fact That
Other Causes Beside "CeM Feet"
May Make Gamblers Throw
Up Their Cards.
"Sometimes you're liable to imagine
that the fellow playing opposite you in
a poker game has cold feet whea he
hasn't." said a man from Cheyaae. "I
sat-in a four-handed game la a hotel
room In Denver one night a few years
ago. I knew two of the players, but
the other was a stranger to all three
"We'd been introduced to him by
somebody or other in the lobby of the
hotel, and when we said we were go
ing upstairs to play a little draw he
asked to be allowed to sit In. He was.
a guileless sort of a young fellow and
was, re understood, the manager of a
big wholesale grocery firm in Denver.
"We hadn't started the game till
after midnight, and before we knew it
the light or dawn began to dribble in
at the windows. By that time the
young man who managed the whole
sale grocery was into the three of us
to the tune of of about $800 ail told.
"When he saw the daylight creeping
in he announced that it was pretty
nigh all off so far as he was concerned.
But we jollied him out of that Idea,
and so he played on, winning right
along. But at nine o'clock in the
morning he gave a look of alarm at
his watch, pushed back his chair sud
denly and said that he guessed he'd
better cash In.
"Entirely without justification all
three of us set up the cold-feet holler.
"What's the matter chilblains?" we
asked him. sarcastically. "Feel a
draught on your tootsies? It's a. won
der you wouldn't see a chiropodist for
what ails you! Here it is just the
shank of the even the morning, and
you're running off like a "
" 'Gosh blame it all! I'm going to be
married at 11 o'clock this morning
only two hours from now and I've
got to skate home and get into my
weddin' togs, haven't I?'
"Which was the truth, as we verified
It later. Of course we had to apolo
gize to him for accusing him unwar
rantably .of being a victim of frigid
lower extremities, and I guess he
started to keep house with the pat
thousand he took away from the three
"I got Into a little game with a
sheriff I knew in southwestern Colo
rado, and after we were well under
way a big, weather-bronzed chap,
wearing rather a serious countenance,
as it struck me at the time, poked his
head in at the door of the sheriff's,
which was inside the jail, where we
" 'Come on In, Jeff,' said the sheriff,
good naturedly. 'Want to slam into
"Jeff didn't mind if he did. he said,
and he disappeared for a minute and
returned presently with a sack filled
with gold money. He bought $100
worth of chips, and the cards began to
filter his way 'from the tap of the
"Before an hour was over I was
durned sorry the sheriff had invited
him to sit in. for he had more than
$300 of my pieces of eight, and it
didn't look like Jeff knew how to lose
at poker any way he or we played the
game. He got into the sheriff just as
hard as he did into me, and the longer
we played the more Jeff accumulated.
"Along toward two o'clock in the
morning Jeff looked up at the clock
,and said he reckoned he'd drop out
that he had a few letters to write and
such like trifling excuses. I felt like
being real rude to Jeff, and I was just
about to tell him' that two o'clock in
the morning was a mighty untoward
hour for a man to pry himself loose
from a game in which he was such
a big winner, when my friend the
sheriff gave me a kick on the leg under
"So I didn't say anything while
Jeff cashed. And when Jeff took me
by the band bade me good-by with a
good deal more fervor than the cir
cumstances appeared to call for, I
wondered a heap just what kind of a
proposition Jeff was anyhow. He
stuffed his winnings into the bag he
had brought into the office with him
and moseyed out
"'Well,' I said to my friend the
sheriff then, 'you took that good and
easy, didn't you? I figured that you'd
let out one little roar, anyhow, over
that, fellow's hiking, away with so
New and Scenic Line
One of the most beautiful spots in America. No matter
where yoa have traveled, or what yoa have
seen, here k a trip that will please
you as well, if not better.
VERY LOW ROUND-TRIP RATES
IN EFFECT THIS SUMMER
For YellvWStvae Park Leaf et aad information regard
ing the aew direct line to Yellowstoaa, inquire of
E. Q. BROWN. Agent.
' "Steady, there.
sheriff, sfdtUaa respectively at tha
stove. 'Maybe I would 'a' called Jeff
some, bat voa see I'm a-aoia' to
Jeff at 7:39 this morals', aad I
he waats to gk ready Use his Wtle pa,
rade across the border.'
awtrJ IwT aTswtjVe'wVtV afawwWe
Many women arecollectlag
plate, which is silver ea copper; aad aa
none has beea aaaaafactarea ror
than half a century it is worth
thaa solid silver. The pieces are very
feauUfully decorated, aad unlike aid
china it is really worth ceUectlagv aa
its value lacrosses with aga aad- it
cannot be birchen like chiaa.
In Thrifty Germany.
Ia certain towns ia Germany ho
holders are compelled -by law to sort
-out their house dust They have te
provide three receptacles one fo
ashes and sweepings, one for cooking
refuse and one for rags aad paper
The rubbish is utilized by the towa au
thorities. Bribes for Clergymen.
"Three or four attempts have
made to bribe me." said a clergyi
"My friends of the cloth tell me that
they, too, have beea occasionally
tempted with bribes.
"Once it was the advertiaing man
ager of a health food. He offered a
subscription of $199 to oar mission
school if I would tell from the pulpit
how much good health food had doae
me. I made him give me the money
for the mission under threats of ex
posure, but of course I did not men
tion his food in the church. Tha
church is no place for health food
''The widow of a drunkard and gen
eral good-for-nothing offered me $59
if I would lie in praise of her husband
in his funeral sermon. I praised -the
man heartily in the sermon neVaaat
ter how bad a maa may be, if yoa ex
amine his character yoa will Had la-it
many traits worthy of praiae aadto
the widow I wrote a note of geatle' re
buke. "Often we are asked to date hack
marriage certificates to say a couple
were married in March. 199S, Instead
of March, 1907. A man once offered
me $1,500 to perpetrate a wrong -of
this sort. I thrust a tract ia his hand
and turned him out of doors."
Trim and cut In short lengths two
or three heads of celery. Pour boiling
water over them and let staad tea
minutes. Put one pint of milk in a
sauce pan with two bay leaves, a little
pepper and powdered mace, then add
the celery and cook until tender. MeN
a teaspoonful of butter and stir ia aa
ounce of flour, when well mixed, add
a half cupful of milk, stir until It boils
and add the chopped celery. Cook
for about 15 minutes, adding- a little
pepper, the white of an egg. a little
cream. Cool the mixture, make into
croquettes, roll in crumbs aad -fry ia
hot oil. Drain well on paper
Colored Lace Curtains.
To clean colored lace curtalaa take
them down, hang on a line, brush oat
all the dust, and shake well. Spread
on a table, lay your curtains oa the
sheet one at a time. Take common!
and wet it with gasoline, then let yoar
meal dry. Take a cloth and brush aad
brush the meal well into the curtalaa.
Fold your curtains and set nway for
about four hours. Then hang them
out in the air and brush out all the
cornmeal. Take them down aad press
and you nave ongnt, clean curtalaa.
For Thin Seams.
If the material to be stitched oa tha
machine is very delicate lay a loag
strip of newspaper next the feed. This
will prevent puckering or snarling.
Paper will also keep a bias seam from
Naturally she turned to her husband
"Why are so many of the police
mentioned as plain clothes men?" she
"I suppose," he answered, "that
they're like the rest of us. It takes
ail their pay to keep their wives front
being plain clothes womea." Phila
Chop with a Can.
For a vegetable chopper I use a cora
can. The top was removed by turning
upside down on a hot stove. Holes
were made In the botttom aad the top
edge was sharpened with a file.
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