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THE WHITE WASH.
Its Presence on the Hudson Bay Com
pany's Boat Explained.
It Li or was a rule of the nudson
Bay compaa mat no woman bo al
lowed passage on its boats. One day
some years ago as a steamer of the
company neared one of the northern
most ports a string of white garments
was seen stretched across the deck.
The watchers were amazed, for to
them the wash line suggested only the
presence of a woman aboard the boat
Comment was freely made of the
scandal that would ensue and the
shakeup that would follow. When the
boat docked the line of washing had
disappeared still another proof of the
Later one of the landsmen said to
"Why, how did it happen that you
carried a woman passenger this trip?'
"There was never a woman along
the whole voyage." was the indignant
answer. "What do you mean?"
"If there was no woman aboard
where did all that white wash come
from?" was the triumphant reply.
The captain looked puzzled for a
moment, and then lie laughed.
"Oh." he said, "and didn't we have
Lord Strathcona. the governor himself,
along with us on this trip? And every
day doesn't he insist on having his
clean white shirt, no matter how far
north we are? That's the white wash
you saw strung along deck. And.
what's more, doesn't his lordship in
sist upon having his London paper
laid Iteside his plate every morning, no
matter If it is a year old?" Pearson's.
A MASTER 0FJWETAPH0R.
It Must Have Relieved Him to Get This
Out of His System.
A water consumer in a certain city,
whose supply had been turned off be
cause he wouldn't pay. wrote to the
department as follows:
"In the matter of shutting off the
water on unpaid bills your company
is fast becoming a regular crystallized
Russian bureaucracy, running in a
groove and deaf to the appeals of re
form. There is no use of your trying
to impugn the verity of this indict
ment by shaking your official heads in
the teeth of your own deeds.
"If you will persist In this kind of
thing a widespread conflagration of
the populace will be so imminent that
it will require only a spark to let loose
the dogs of war in our midst. Will
j'ou persist In hurling the cornerstone
of our personal liberty to your wolfish
hounds of collectors thirsting for its
blood? If you persist the first thing
you know you will have the chariot
of a justly indignant revolution roll
ing along in our midst and gnashing
Its teeth as it rolls.
"If your rascally collectors are per
mitted to continue coming to our doors
with unblushing footsteps, with cloaks
of hypocritical compunction In their
months, and compel payment from
your patrons this policy will result In
cutting the wool off the sheep that
lays the golden egg tintil you have
pumped It dry, and then farewell, a
long farewell, to our vaunted pros
When to Eat Fruit
To obtain the most benefit from the
succulent fruits they should be eaten
at the end of the chief meal. Bananas
are an exception and may be eaten
with any meal. They are very ac
ceptable cut in thin slices and eaten
with bread and butter. Stewed fruits
often have their virtues wasted
through being eaten at the wrong time.
Sis or eight stewed prunes half an
hour before breakfast are beneficial;
so are stewed tigs or stewed apples
eaten before breakfast reeled or
anges cut into thin slices so that the
Juice is set free, with sugar strewn
over the slices, are not unlike pine
apple and form a highly efficacious aid
to digestion. Grapes should never be
eaten except after the chief meal of
the day. Taken when the stomach is
comparatively empty, they are a spe
cially harmful fruit Family Doctor.
Ruler of Russia's Title.
The general allusion to the ruler of
Russia as the czar is. strictly speaking,
incorrect. His ollicial title Is "emperor
and uutocrat." Czar is the old Rus
sian word for lord or prince and was
abandoned by Peter the Great on his
triumphal return from Poltava, his
crowning victory over Charles XII. of
Sweden. Since then the Russian mon
arch has been officially entitled em
peror, and at the congress of Vienna
In 1815 his right to the imperial term
was admitted by the powers, with the
proviso that though he was emperor,
he bad no precedence over the kings
of western Europe. St James' Ga
Yes." said the engaged girl, "Dick
Is very methodical. He gives me one
. kiss when he comes and two when be
"That's always been his way," re
tamed her dearest friend. "I've heard
lots of girls comment on it"
Thus It happens that they cease to
speak to each other.
10c per pound.
THE DEAREST GIFT.
A Pathetic Incident In the Life of Rob
A young American woman was trav
eling one day in an Italian railway
coach, the only other occupant of the
compartment being an elderly gentle
man. Observing the interest of the
young woman in the country through
which they were passing and seeing
also that it was new to her, the more
experienced traveler pointed out ob
jects and places of note.
From scenery the conversation drift
ed to books and authors until some
thing suggested to the young Ameri
can one of Elizabeth Barrett Brown
ing's sonnets, which she quoted.
She was astonished and abashed be
cause the gentleman made no reply,
but during the rest of the ride sat look
ing intently out of the window, hav
ing apparently forgotten the very ex
istence of his traveling companion.
As they neared the station where the
young lady was to leave the car she
"I fear, sir, that I have offended you.
Perhaps you do not like Mrs. Brown
The man slowly turned upon her
tear dimmed eyes, and in a voice full of
emotion he said:
"Madam, that sonnet is the sweetest.
as Its singer was the dearest gift God
ever gave to me."
Iler traveling companion was Rol
ert Browning. Youth's Companion.
A CURIOUS ANIMAL
The Sea Cucumber Can Part With and
Replace Its Organs.
Among the curious animals which in
habit the sea wc may take the holo
thuria, or sea cucumber, so called from
Its resemblance to the cucumber.
When this animal is attacked by an
enemy It docs not stand up and fight,
but by a sudden movement it ejects its
teeth, stomach, digestive apparatus
and nearly all its intestines and then
shrivels its body up to almost nothing.
When, however, the danger is past
the animal commences to replace the
organs which it has voluntarily parted
with, and in a short time the animal
Is as perfect as ever it was.
Dr. Johnstone kept one in water for
a long time, and one day he forgot to
change the water. The creature in
consequence ejected Its intestines and
shriveled up, but when the water was
changed all Its organs were repro
duced. Although the animal Is not
eaten in Europe, it is a favorite with
the Chinese, and the fishing forms an
important part of the Industry of the
east. Thousands of junks arc annual
ly used in fishing for trepang. as the
animals arc called. London Tit-Bits.
Cows That Never Drink.
The "wild cow" of Arabia. In reality
an antelope, the Beatrix oryx, is said
never to drink, which is probably cor
rect, for unless these animals can de
scend the wells they can find no drink
ing water for ten months in the year.
There is no surface water, and rain
falls but precariously during the win
ter. Only once during my journey did
I find a pool of rainwater, caught in a
hollow rock, and even this I should
have passed by without knowing of
its existence had not my camels sniff
ed it from a distance and obstinately
refused to be turned from going in
that direction. These antelope, how
ever, are provided by nature with a
curious food supply, especially design
ed as a thirst quencher. This Is a
parasite which grows on the roots of
the desert bushes and forms a long
spadix full of water and juice. The
antelope dig deep holes in the sand in
order to get at these. Wide World
"They have to admit in the old
world," said a New York theatrical
man, "that we've got them beaten on
every count Talk to them about the
matter and they can only quibble.
"'Oh. yes.' said an English banker
to me the other day. 'you've got a
great country, the greatest country In
the world, there's no denying that
"Then he gave a nasty laugh.
"'But look at your fires.' he said.
Your terrible fires are a disgrace to
"'Oh. our tires. said I, 'are clue tc
the friction caused by our rapid
Man's Early Building.
The ruins of successive human hab
itations unearthed in Asia show how
man advanced from primeval savagery
to the pomp of Babylon and Nineveh.
First he Improved the caves in which
he dwelt by leveling the floors and cut
ting windows to give him light After
ward he constructed entirely artificial
habitations for himself, at first rough
ly made tents of boughs and leaves,
then huts of mud and finally dwellings
of wood and stone.
An Inside Outing.
"Wigg The best outing a man can
take is an ocean trip. Wags Yes. an
ontlng for the inner man as well.
There Is no well doing, so godlike
doing, that Is not patient doing. Tim
TAR AND FEATHERS.
A Ceat of These Means Excruciating
Torture to the Victim.
People who read of tarring and
feathering know that the punishment
Is a very unpleasant one. but few Im
agine how terribly painful and dan
gerous It is. Hardened tar Is very
bard to remove from the 'skin, and
when feathers are added it forms a
kind of cement that sticks closer than
a brother. As soon as the tar sets the
victim's suffering begins. It contracts
as it cools, and every one of the little
veins on the body Is pulled, causing the
most exquisite agony. The perspira
tion is entirely stopped, and unless the
tar Is removed death Is certain to en
sue. But the removal is no easy task and
requires several days. The tar cannot
be softened by the application of heat
and must be peeled off bit by bit.
sweet oil being used to make the proc
ess less painful. The irritation to the
skin Is very great, as the hairs cannot
be disengaged, but must be pulled out
or cut off. No man can be cleaned of
tar in a single day. as the pain of the
operation would be too excruciating
for endurance, and until this Is done he
has to suffer from a pain like that of
10,000 pin pricks. Numbers of men
have died under the torture, and none
who have gone through it regard tar
and feathering as anything but a most
TOBACCO IN THE ARCTIC.
Resource of Miners When They Can
Neither Chew Nor Smoke.
"When the wind is blowing thirty
miles an hour and the temperature Is
40 below it is some cold," said a man
from Alaska. "If a man used tobacco
hi the ordinary way out of doors dur
ing such weather and got his lips wet
through smoking a pipe or chewing he
would be apt to get into trouble. First
thing be knew he'd have his lips crack
ed, and they would be raw all winter
"The regulars stationed at the mili
tary posts up in Alaska found that if
they tied a tobacco leaf in their arm
pit previous to nndesired duty they
would become very sick and could pass
the post surgeon for hospital, getting
rid of detail work they wanted to
"The miners up there learned some
thing of this and found that the tobac
co craving could be satisfied by bind
ing a quantity of the leaf either in the
armpit or against the solar plexus.
This avoided broken and bleeding lips
during the winter, and they weren't
prevented from smokiug indoors as
well if they wanted to. It was the out
door smoking or chewing that made all
the trouble." New York Sun.
Way to Treat Venissn.
The sportsman was explaining to a
few of his uninitiated friends.
"If you don't like venison.' he said,
"it is because it has not been prepared
properly. I think I know the kind you
have tried to eat and I agree with
you it is not fit After the deer has
been shot the carcass probably has
been allowed to lie around until the
blood has discolored the meat and
really has almost tainted it Few
hunters dress their game carefully
enough. As soon as a deer is killed
the carcass should be thoroughly bled,
skinned, the entrails removed and the
meat hung up in the dry air for some
hours. Thorough and prompt bleeding
is of the utmost importance. Venison
prepared in this way Is comparatively
light in color that is, it is a clear,
bright red. and the fat Is white and
clean. There is no strong, rank taste."
New York Press.
"Stopr The brakes of the motor
were suddenly applied, a pandemonium
of whirling wheels ensued, and the mo
torist came face to face with Consta
ble Coppcm. who had been hiding in
"Excuse me, sir," said the portly po
liceman, taking out bis notebook and
pencil, "but you exceeded the speed
limit by two miles over a measured
piece of road."
"I have done nothing of the kind,"
retorted the motorist "and, besides"
"Well. If you don't believe me 111
call the sergeant bcln' as it was 'im
as took the time. He's in the pigsty
"Don't trouble. Robert" the other
hastened to reply. "1 would sooner
pay fifty fines than disturb the ser
geant at his meals!" London Answers.
I tell you that women, as a rule, are
more faithful than men ten times
more faithful. I never saw a man
pursue his wife into the very ditch and
dust of degradation and take her in
ills arms. I never saw a man stand at
the shore where she was wrecked,
waiting for the waves to bring back
her corpse to his arms, but I have seen
a woman with her white arms lift a
man from the mire of degradation and
hold him to her bosom as If be were
an angel. IngersolL
His Way of Doing.
"Could the cashier of that company
explain the muddle In the books?"
"lie said be would clear it all up."
"No. be didn't clear it up. He
cleared out" Baltimore American.
Henderson Ever met with any seri
ous accident while traveling? Hen
peck Did I? I met my wife while
Trouble springs from Idleness and
grievous toil from needless ease.
Figg My wife wants a new silk
Fogg Are you going to let her have
Figg Yes. It's a case of silks or
sulks. Boston Transcript
Sirs. Sbarpe (severely) Nora h. I can
Bud only seven of these plates. Where
are the other five? Cook (In surprise)
Sure, mum, don't ye make no allow- I
ance ror ordinary wear an' tear?
CVEN the most critical
college man cannot
but like our two button
models. They have an
elegance of tailoring and
smartness of style which
will force the attention of
anyone having any ideas
about clever style.
London's Big Ben.
Why Is the large bell in the tower
of the house of iarliameut in London
called Big Ben? The average London
er himself seems to have no idea how
it got its name. When the building
was designed Sir Benjamin Hall had a
great ileal to do with carrying out the
plans of the architects, being high
commissioner of public works, and his
coworkers appreciated the fact that to
him the city of London was largely in
debted. So when the question came
up in parliament as to the name of the
enormous bell that was to be hung iu
the tower a member shouted. "Why
not call it Big Ben?" This suggestion
was received with much applause as
well as with roars of laughter, for Sir
Benjamin was an enormous inau. both
In height and girth, and had often been
called Big Ben. From that day on
the bell whose peal every Londoner
knows has been known only as Big
Bcu. IlanxT's Weekly.
During the time he acted as United
States consul in Glasgow Bret Ilarte
occasionally indulged in a day's sport
with the gun. and it was during one of
his shooting excursions that the hu
morist met with an accident which
might have disfigured him for the re
mainder of his life, bis face being
badly cut through the recoil of an
overloaded gun. Fortunately the doc
tor's skill prevented him from being
Writing about the occurrence to bis
friend. T. Edgar Pemberton. who
quotes the letter in bis "Tribute to
Bret Ilarte." the novelist concludes bis
letter by telling of an amusing effort
which was made to console him on ac
count of the accident
"When the surgeon was stitching me
together." he wrote, "the son of the
bouse, a boy of twelve, came timidly
to the door of my room.
" Tell Mr. Bret Ilarte it's all right,
be said. 'lie killed the bare.' "
It was in Italy that a demand for
artificial flowers first arose. This was
due primarily to a caprice of fashion
which demanded that during festivals
blossoms in and out of their seasons
should le worn and also to the fact
that their color and freshness were
stable. Later on. in the middle ages,
the artificial so far siqierseded the
nam nil that both men and women
decked their heads with imitation
flowers of cambric, paper, glass and
Kindness to Animals.
"What I iK-lieve in." said Mr. Eras
tus Plnkly. "is kindness to dumb ani
mals." "Yes." replied Miss .Miami Brown.
"I has bynhed dat some folks kin Hf
a chicken oIT de roos so gentle an
tender dat he won't have his sleep
disturbed ska'sely none." Washington
Protection From Lightning.
Sir Oliver Lodge stated that the
problem of securing protection from
lightning consisted in finding the best
method of dissipating the enormous
energy of the flash, but that it was not
wise to get rid of the energy too
quickly. A thin iron wire is consid
ered the liest lightning conductor from
the electrical point of view, but it Is
almost impossible to protect a building
from lightning unless It is completely
envclojted in a metal cage. It is by uo
means true that a building is safe
when provided with a conductor reach
ing up to the highest part of the
The Origin of Grocer.
C-rocer appears in Uolinshed's Chron
icle. l"iSO. as "grosser." and In other
mediaeval n-cords it Is sometimes writ
ten "engrosser" and was applied to
the spicers and pepperers who were
wholesale dealers in various spices
that is. who dealt en gros in large
quantities, as distinguished from "re
grators." who were retail dealers. The
Grocers" company first adopted the
word grocer in 1373. when the spicers
and pepperers allied themselves Into a
I single corporation. London Express.
A DEEP OF DARING.
Tws4y-ssvn Lives Saved by On
Man In a Shipwreck.
A historic case of daring and endur
ance rarely equaled In life saving an
nals was that of the rescue of twenty-
'even souls by one man In 1SG7. The
fishing schooner Sea Clipper was driv
en by the tempest against a reef near
the Spotted Islands on that coast and
speedily went to pieces. Captain Wil
liam Jackman, In charge of a fishing
crew at these Islands, had wandered
In a direction he had never been be
fore as If by Inspiration and suddenly
saw the whole tragedy enacted before
his eyes. Hurrying his one compan
ion back to the fishing station to sum
mon help, he plunged Into the bowling
swirl himself and eleven times swam
to the ship. Each time he took back
a human being to safety, battling
splendidly against wind and tide.
Then help arrived, but no means was
available of communicating with the
vessel, so Jackman fastened a rope
around his waist and made fifteen
more trips, returning with a castaway
on each occasion. It was then discov
ered that a woman had been overlook
ed and left on board, and the belief
was expressed that she was dead, but
he declared that he would not leave
her there, living or dead. Accordingly
he plunged into the surf again and
soon bore the hapless creature to the
shore, where, divesting himself of bis
flannels, be wrapped hem round her.
as she was almost at death's door. She
expired a few hours later, but lived
long enough to thank her preserver
for his noble efforts in her behalf.
Wide World Magazine.
BROUGHT UP HOT WATER.
The Friction ef the Boat Made the
Ocean Almost Boil.
The steamship was speeding over
seas with a record breaking list of
passengers when one of the gay, young
and Inquiring girls who are found on
every trip skipped up to the captain
"Captain, are we really going fast?
It seems as If we were just crawling."
"Fast," answered the captain gruff
ly, "of course we're going fast With
nothing to see but water and sky you
can't Judge our speed, but my dear
young lady, the friction of the boat is
so great It makes the water hot aft
"I don't believe It." giggled the girl,
and the captain, with a great show of
indignation, called for a rope and
bucket to prove bis words. These
brought, he slung the pall down aft of
the vessel directly under the drainpipe
of the galley, where hot water runs
all day. and brought It up smoking, to
the astonishment of the awstruck glrL
A long. lean Yankee who bad been
watching the performance then came
forward and drawled. "Say, cap, that
must make you change your course
"Change my course?" blustered the
captain. "What would I change my
"Well." said the Yankee slowly, "so
darn much friction as that must wear
the ocean out mighty quick.' Phila
Our word "sugar" is said to be de
rived from the Arabic "sukkar," the
article itself having got Into Europe
through the Arabian Mohammedans,
who overran a great part of the world
in the seventh, eighth and ninth cen
turies. According to Dr. Van Lipp
man. a Dutch writer, as a result of the
Arab invasion of Persia sugar found
its way into Arabia, whence again
its culture was carried to Cyprus.
Rhodes, Sicily and Egypt In the last
named country the preparation of sug
ar was greatly Improved, and the
Egyptian product became widely fa
mous. From Egypt the Industry
spread along the northern coasts of
Africa and so entered Spain, where,
about the year 1150, some fourteen re
fineries were in operation. Columbus
introduced sugar cane into the new
His Bad Dream.
Truly oriental was the defense put
forward by a prisoner at Allpore.
Charged with stealing a Hindu Idol
with Its ornaments, he stated that the
goddess told him in a dream the night
before that as she was not properly
worshiped by the Hindu priest, she
would be better taken care of by him.
a Mohammedan, and that unless he
took charge of her worship she would
in her wrath destroy bis whole family.
The magistrate, however, was not sat
isfied with the story and sentenced the
accused to two months rigorous im
prisonment and to pay a fine. Bom
When the Loss Was Felt
Wife (on returning home after a
long visit) Have you noticed that my
husband missed me much while I was
away. Mary? Maid Well. mum. I
didn't notice that lie felt your absence
much at first but this last day or two
be has certainly seemed very down
Townsend Can a man live on $1 a
day? Beers Certainly, unless he's so
prodigal as to lay something aside for
a rainy day. keep up bis Insurance, eat
when he's hungry, buy clothes and
pay bis bills. Chicago News.
No Ear For Music
"How do j-ou like the music. Mr.
Judklns?" said Miss Parsons.
"I'm sorry, but I have no ear for
music." he answered.
"Xo," pat in Mr. Jasper. "He uses
his for-a pen rack."
Sutton Xo. can't spare the money
very well, but I'll lend it to you If you
promise not to keep It too long. Gay
boy I'll undertake to spend every pen
ny of it before tomorrow-Washing-tonian.
Feeding the Fish.
Disgusted Fisherman (emptying bis
bait Into the stream) Hanged If I'll
wait on yoa any longer! Here, help
Sorrow la aa erlli.wlth auj;;
Simon Ides. i 1
A Demonstrated Success
0 K. CRUDE OIL BURNERS
Have been used tor two years
and demonstrated that they
save coal bills, and also dirt
and discomfort caused by. car
ing in coal.
The O. K. Burner does not soot up,
and makes a clean, hot fire.
Come in and see it demonstrated at the
Koon Building, 618 West 12th St.
The 0. K. Crude Oil Burner
Manufactured at Grand Island, Neb.
The Mechanical Laws Are the Same
as In a Whirlpool.
Any one can make the exact counter
part of a cyclone if he so desires. Of
course a cyclone is caused by the air
over a big area getting warm and
light with small pressure. This air
consequently tries to rise almost in a
body and leaves a partial vacuum be
hind, but the outside cold air rushes
in from all sides. Nov?. It is a scien
tific and mechanical trstb that when a
fluid runs In from all sides toward a
central point It causes a whirlpool or
rotation of the fluid. The exact anal
ogy of a cyclone, then, although with
the fluid water Instead of air. Ik seen
when the stopper is pulled out of the
bottom of a basin full of water. An
almost perfect vacuum, as far as the
water Is concerned, is caused by the
water Immediately over the stopper
running out The rest of the water
rushes in from all directions, and a
whirlpool is the result There Is one
difference here from the air cyclone.
In the air the force with which It
rushes toward the center greatly com
presses the air whirling at that point
and makes it very dense so dense, in
fact, that a straw carried In the cen
tral whirl can be driven Into a big
block of wood without bending. Of
course in a whirlpool the water Is not
compressed, remaining practically the
same in density all the time. That
is one highly important property of
water; It Is practically Incompressible.
Nevertheless it is very interesting to
see the whirl form in a basin and
know that the mechanical laws are
the same as in the formation of a cy
clone many miles wide. Harper's
NEW JERSEY TEA.
Red Root. That Did Good Service In
You housekeepers of today whose fa
vorite brands of Orange Pekoe. Eng
lish Breakfast. India and Ceylon, etc..
diffuse their fragrance over your tea
table would hardly suppose that tea.
or, rather, a fairly good substitute for
it. was once made from the loaves of
ono of our prettiest New Jersey wild
flowers. Yet so it was in the old tur
bulent days of the American Revolu
tion, when they had so much trouble
over the imported article and used
various beverages as 'substitutes for
that to which they bad become accus
tomed. New Jersey tea, or red root, as it Is
also called. Is a low growing shrub
with many branches, seldom over
three feet high, and is found from
Canada to Florida, growing usually in
dry wooded sections. It is very abun
dant In New Jersey, for which it is
named. It blooms profusely in July
and is so showy, with Its many pan
lcled white blossoms, as to be quite
worth a place in the gardens as an
ornamental shrub. It has a dark red
root with leaves downy beneath and
very much veined, by which it is easily
distinguished from the pure tea. An
infusion of the leaves prepared In the
same manner as the genuine article
has somewhat the taste of ordinary
grades of the tea of the orient but is
not supposed to possess any of its
stimulating properties. Exchange.
Bulwer Lytten and His Chorus.
The Princess von Itacowitsa met
Bulwer Lytton in the Riviera toward
the end of the fifties. He was then,
she says In her autobiography, "past
bis first youth; his fame was at its
zenith. He seemed to me antedilu
vian, with bis long dyed curls and his
old fashioned dress. He dressed exact
ly in the fashion of the twenties, with
long coats reaching to the ankles, knee
breeches and long colored waistcoats.
Also be appeared always with a young
lady who adored him and who was
followed by a manservant carrying
a harp. She sat at his feet and ap
peared, as he did, in the costume of
1830, with long flowing curls, called
Anglalses. He read aloud from his
own works, and in especially poetic
passages bis 'Alice accompanied him
with arpeggios on the harp."
Agreed With Her.
Tramp (at the door) If yon please,
lady Mrs. Muggs (sternly) There,
that will do. I am tired of this ever
lasting whine of "Lady. lady." 1 am
just a plain woman, and Tramp
You are. madam, one of the plainest
women I've ever seen an' one of the
honestest to own up to It
FUN IN THE HOME.
Make Life There Jeyeue and Bar Out
Whatever your lot In life, keep joy
with you. says Orison Swett Mardeu
In Success Mngnziuc. it lx a great
healer. Sorrow, worry. Jealousy. envy,
bad temper, create friction ami grhul
away tin- delicate human machinery
so that thi brain loses Its cunning.
Half the misery in the world would
be avoided If the eople would make
a business of having plenty of fun at
home Instead of running everywhere
else in search of It.
"Now For Rest and Fun." "No
Business Troubles Allowed Here."
These are good home bulldiug mottoes.
When you have bad a perplexing
day, when things have gone wrong
with you and you go home at uight
exhausted, discouraged, blue, instead
of making your home miserable by
going over your troubles and trials
just bury theiu. Instead of dragging
them home and making yourself and
your family unhappy with them and
spoiling the whole eveunlug. just lock
everything that is disagreeable In your
Just resolve that your home shall be
a place for bright pictures and pleas
ant memories, kindly feelings toward
everybody and "a corking good time'
generally. If yon do this you will be
surprised to see bow your vocation or
business wrinkles will be Ironed out
in the morning and how the crooked
things will be straightened.
THE COTTON GIN.
Whitney Get the Idea From the Work
ef an Old Nere.
Eli Whitney, the Inventor of the cot
ton gin. got the germ of hie great Wen
from seeing through the Interstices of
a hut an old negro work a band saw
among the freshly picked cotton stored
The teeth of the saw tore the lint
from the seed easily and quickly, and
young Whitney ibe was barely thir
teen at the timet realized at once that
a machine working a number of simi
Jar saws simultaneously would revolu
tionize the cotton growing industry.
He said nothing to anybody, but set
to work building models and experi
menting. His difficulties were euor
mous. for be uot only bad to make bi-
own wheels, cogs. etc.. but he hud also
first to forge his own tools and even
to manufacture the paint wherewith
to color his many plans and drawings.
But he succeeded in the end. ami.
though the outbreak of war and other
hindrances prevented the invention
from being actually placed upou the
market until many years afterward,
the lirst complete cotton gin ever con
structed was built from those very
models and plans and with scarcely a
A peculiarity of that most beautiful
of South African antelopes the spring
bok is that it always leaps over bumau
tracks. It Is at once exceedingly shy
and marvelously active, and the rea
son for this strauge antic Is Its in
tense suspicion of any possible euc
mles. among whom it has come to rec
ognize man as the most daugernus. It
is not only with human tracks that tln
springbok goes through this perform
ance, for It does the same with the
tracks of lions or even when it gets
wind of a lion. The leap Is exceeding
ly graceful, and the animal covers from
twelve to fifteen feet at each bound.
It drops on all four feet at once ami
I Immediately rises again, making a clear
spring without any run. Its usual gait
when not pursued is n light springy
trot. The springbok usually travel-
with its nose to the ground, as If con
stantly on the lookout for the scent of
Precocious Child-Papa, tell me what
Is humbug? Parent (with a deep
drawn sigh) It is. my dear, when
your nutpny pretends to be very fond
of me and puts no buttons on my
"Papa," asked a little hoy. "what Is
a legal blank?"
-A legal blank. Johnny." replied his
father, "Is a lawyer who never gets a
case." Chicago Record-Herald.
A Ueelete Questten.
They hare named the baby after
"Has Uncle Brishnzxnr money?
"Do vou sumxwe they liked the
I aatsr-Plttsborg Post.