The Canadian Valley News. (Jones City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, July 28, 1905 Page: 2 of 4
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The Canadian Valley News.
NEW STATE NEWS.
The Roger Mills county fair will he
field at Berlin September 27th, 28th
Clarence Mackey, living at Clarks-
ville, Missouri, committed suicide at
Marlow. The means used was car-
• Two cornerstones for churches
were laid in Lawton in a single day
last week. The Baptist and Presby-
terian denominations both began the
work of church building.
The board of regents of the Tonka-
wa Preparatory school has let the
contract for the construction of the
mew school building. The price is
$66,922. The building will bo three
etories high, of pressed brick and
must be finished by May 15, 190C.
Labor unions of Shawnee aro en-
deavoring to build a labor temple,
which they hope to make headquar-
ters for all the labor organizations of
the two territories.
One hundred and five teachers en-
rolled the first day of the Comanche
county teachers' institute.
The plans for the negro girls* dor-
matory building at Langston have
been accepted by the board of regents
of that college. The building will
cost |13,000, and will accommodate
Dr. L. D. Brown, territorial veter-
inarian, recently condemned four
horses in Greer county, which were
afflicted with glanders.
James Rogers, a pioneer of Wood-
ward county, fell through an opening
In a hay loft and was kicked to death
SOME CURES FOR INSOMNIA.
The Victim of Disagreeable Trouble
Must Study Himself.
Lying awake Is often a habit. It is
worth almost any effort to break tip
such a habit, says the Philadelphia
Insomnia Is usually the result of one
of three things—poor circulation, In-
digestion or mental distress. The
person who studies himself carefully
will be able to locate the difficulty and
treat himself accordingly.
For poor circulation try warm baths,
warm-water bottles, brisk rubbing,
soaking the feeting and deep breath-
For indigestion take a warm drink
before retiring or when sleepless.
Drink warm water, warm milk, weak
tea or cocoa and breathe deeply.
For mental distress mere will power
Is the best. Close the eyes and as fast
as the thoughts come drive them out.
Carry on in the mind a house-cleaning
Sweet sleep and plenty of It will
go a great way toward keeping women
young. When sleep departs wrinkles
It is by sleep that we gain strength
for another day. Sleep is to the brain
and nerves what food Is to the body.
Here are a few simple, tried rules
for driving away Insomnia:
Qo to bed warm. Never go to bed
with cold feet.
If the events of the day have been
trying, read a short, light story be-
Leave the window down at the top
and protect the bed from drafts.
As goon as the body touches the bed
relax the muscles, shut the eyes and
make ready to sleep. Nothing drives
away sleep more quickly than the
thought that one can't sleep.
The authorities at Oklahoma City
closed three more gambling places
last week, and seized the Implements
itised by the human leaches who
manipulated the games. The county
attorney appears to be In earnest to
fid the town of gambling.
Herbert Cronkhlte, aged fourteen
years, died last week at Hitchcock of
lackjaw, caused by a cap explosion
on July 4th. Part of his hand and
one finger was torn away by the arc!
dent, and his suffering was intense.
Warren Bennett, deputy United
States marshal and chief of the Osage
Indian police, died at his home
Pawhuska last week from hemorrhage
of the lungs. Mr. Bennett had been
a deputy marshal for seven years.
Lyon Moore, the five-year-old son
of O. C. Moore at Mahgum, was killed
last week by being kicked by a horse.
Regular steamer service has been
established on the Arkansas river be
tween Muskogee and Fort 8mith.
South McAlester will soon have n
census taken for school purposes.
A school bond election Is to be held
FMTO® 4ra MDHtLMDR
/T CHARLES MORRIS BUTLER.
dut/tor of "Tie of /-v rrf.~■sf Tivrr/nfrr/ 'J2c,
Copyright, 1805, by Charles Morris Butler.
stance, we shoot a man for Interfer-
ing with another man's wife. If there
Is any law we do respect, it la the Ifcw
' Teachers' institutes opened in sev-
enteen different counties in Oklaho-
ma last week. Most, if not all of
them, will continue for four weeks,
during which time the territorial sup-
erintendent expects to visit each sep-
While attempting to board a mov-
ing train on the Rock Island road at
Tidmore, Vernon Oliver of Calvin was
thrown under the wheels and his left
leg so badly injured that he may die.
South McAlester 1s considering a
proposition for a $40,000 opera house.
The city must agree to take all of the
seats for the first night at $10 each.
HORSE KILLED—RIDER SPARED.
Remarkable Freak of Lightning Re.
ported from California,
lawrence Brown was struck by
lightning Tuesday while out salting
cattle. His right ear was burned, the
lightning went down his right aide,
burning his leg In several places and
scorching the leather of his stirrup.
The horse that he was riding was
killed uiyler him, dropping instantly,
and Its body did not show the slightest
The lightning came down a pine tree
under which the horse and rider were
passing, and the whole thing occurred
in the Bunshlne. He was about twenty
feet from the dead horse when he re-
covered consciousness, and Mb hac,
which was cut by the lightning across
the top, was at a much greater dis-
tance. When he came to himself the
first thing he wanted was water. He
crawled to a ditch, and his right side
dragged as if paralyzed. However,
there is none of that numbness left.
It simply cannot be explained how
he escaped. From the path the light-
ning took down his body, it would ap-
pear that It passed into the horse's
body from his spur, but nothing on the
body of the dead animal frunlshes any
it extinguished the flames.—Baltimore
The success of Mrs. W. N. Sherman
and the beauty of her hospitable home,
the famous Mlnnewawa ranch in Cali-
fornia, should be an Incentive to every
woman to hold fast to the home In-
stinct while winning her way In the
business world. In the face of much
opposition and caustic comment Mrs.
Sherman, soon after leaving an east-
ern college, bought a large tract ot un-
improved land near Fresno, deter-
mined by her own efforta to develop
Her success is indicated by the fact
that Mlnnewawa Is valued at over flvo
times the original investment. During
flie busiest season there are over 400
people at work on the ranch and in the
cannery. Since discovering that by
personal oversight of the packing her
grapes brought from $100 to $500 more
per carload than when left to the su-
pervision of others, Mrs. Sherman
very sagely concluded that a woman
can be a real helper, even though she
leave the care of the household to
some one else. Mrs. Sherman has not
confined her efforts to ralsln growing
alone, but has a national reputation as
a stock raiser and fruit grower.—Pil
"We can run no chances, you know,
Doc," laughed Pearson. Insinuatingly,
then as If in apology for his act, "be-
sides, It will be to your own Interest
In case the haunt was disedtered. If
you do not know where it is, you at
least will not be held responsible for
any harm that may come through the
"We kill traitors!" said the matter-
of-fact Sharkey, complalsantly.
"It may save your life," said Pear-
son, as he satisfied himself that the
doctor was completely blinded. But
he took no pains to Insure the doc-
tor's comfort, for he placed a pair of
handcuffs upon his wrists. "I am
obliged to do this," he said, as he
changed places with the boy and sat
upon the seat with Schiller, driving
the team, "so the boys won't think me
unmindful of the duty I owe them In
protecting them from possible danger
The doctor sat In silence for quite
a time, meditating upon the strange-
ness of his adventure. Oft and anon,
from the distance, could be heard the
baying of dogs, so that the doctor
knew he was being driven past farm
houses now and then. But they met
no one. At last the team came to a
halt and the doctor was assisted to
The trio left the roadway and the
doctor heard the team drive off. Pear-
son walked arm In arm with Schiller,
guiding his footsteps, so that the doc-
tor did not fall Into any of tha numer-
ous ruts or bark his shins against any
of the snags In the underbrush. Shar-
key followed on behind, carrying the
doctor's case of Instruments.
Again Doctor Schiller l/roke the
silence: "What kind of a place are
you taking me to?" he asked.
This time Pearson condescended to
keep up the conversation. "Did you
of marriage. Most all of our penal-
ties are death. A man Is compelled to
be honest to another if he desires to
live. We are not Justified In taking
life, we aro not the law. but it can-
not be otherwise with us."
"How do you live? That 1b how do
you obtain your supplies?" asked the
"We have agents who supply our
wants. They have many acres of fine
agricultural land, supplied with mod-
ern machinery, and plenty of help to
till the soil. What we do not raise,
we buy. or in extreme cases, like the
present, we raise by force."
"You talk of schools. 1 should think
there would be no need of such a
thing as an educational Institution.
The country cannot exist, it will be
depopulated through poverty, if noth-
ing else. You certainly have not been
in existence long enough to have rais-
ed children to the age of schooling.'
"Not so. We have existed for
twenty years or more unmolested. We
are self-supporting. We dig gold from
the mountains. We have manufactures
(In a remote form) for the making
of shoes, and supply a large portion of
one of the states with this article. In
fact our treasury Is on a sound basis,
better to-day than it ever was."
"Why do you divulge to me the
secret of your existence?" asked the
"For the simple reason, my dear
doctor," replied Pearson, complalsant-
ly, "that It Is my wish that you take
up residence with us. We are in need
of a few professional men like your-
self, to make life pleasant for us. You
are one of our kind—an outcast—and
have nothing to lose by joining us.
As for a money consideration, we cun
pay you a salary princely in magnl
A sentinel, armed to the teeth, guard
ea the door, but upon receiving thi
password, allowed the party to past
Hewed logs at the rear of the room
formed a "blind door." which led Into
another room twenty feet long and six-
teen feet wide, along one side or
which bunks were arranged after the
fashion of berths on a steamboat, and
from the number of these at least
thirty persons were finding sleeping
accommodations in the abode. In one
corner of the room, on a lower berth
lay the wounded man.
Up to this point the doctor had not
been relieved of the bandane from
his eyes. This was now taken off.
together with the handcuffs. The
room was dimly lighted by a candle
stuck'In the neck of a bottle. The doc-
tor first rubbed his eyes, 'hen his
wrists, while he accustomed himself
to his surroundings. A groan from the
direction of the corner berth made
him look toward it. There were two
villainous looking men sitting at the
side of the bunk, holding the hands of
a wounded man.
The doctor threw off the covering
which was over the man, who lay
stretched upon a rude mattress, a
bandage roughly tied around his
v.'aist and over one limb. He was
soaked in blood.
"A basin of warm water," said Schil-
ler to Pearson. "Hand me my instru-
ment case,' he said to Sharkey. With
one hand on the wounded man's wrist
he was counting the number of heart-
beats to the minute. This being done,
the doctor opened his case and laid
out a package of clean bandages, and
selected several Instruments to have
them handy. After the water arrived
he bathed the hurt with a sponge, and
examined the wound made by the bul-
"We will administer a little chloro-
form." said the doctor, as he satu-
rated his handkerchief with the fluid
taken from his case.
When the man was thoroughly
under the influence of the drug, he
was lifted upon the table. The doctor
then began probing for the bullet and
succeeded in locating it almost imme-
diately. It was but the work of a mo-
ment to remove it. and to thoroughly
cleanse the wound with a preparation
taken from his case. The flow of
blood was stopped as well as possible,
and the wound bound up. The patient
was placed upon the bunk again, be-
fore the chloroform was taken from
(To be continued.)
Thomas Howard of Guthrie has
been appointed territorial grain in-
apector, to take the place of A. H.
Jack man of El Reno, who resigned.
A patent has been Issued to Thomas
F. Bryan of Ponca City for a road
Articles of incorporation have been
granted to the Claremore Light aad
Power company, with a capital stock
Professor Wager of Canton, Ohio,
has signed an agreement t* found a
Christian college at Shawnee. The
city Is to furnish "a fifteen-acre tract
Df land and donate $15,000 for a build-
At Chandler, Mrs. Minnie Craig was
acquitted of the charge of poisoning
her husband. Thomas McDonald, held
as an accomplice, was discharged.
The prosecution attempted to show
that McDonald and the woman were
Fire destroyed the livery stable of
J. W. Leaper & Son at Roff. The loss
will amount to about $1,000.
The state bank at Hennessey will
be change! soon to a national bank.
A second street railway company is
asking a franchise at Muskogee.
More than six hundred pharmacists
have registered under the Indian Ter
ritory law. The board was in session
at Ardmore last week. The board has
decided to go after the sellers of pat
ent medicines who fail to comply with
Actor Would Not Die.
Dutton Cook, in his "Book of the
Play," tails an American stage anec-
dote of an English melodramat la act*
vlth the pseudonufci of Bill Ship-
ton, who, enacting a British officer in
the "Early Life of Washington," got
so stupidly intoxicated that when
Miss Cuff, who played the youthful
hero, had to fight and kill him in a
dual. Bill Shipton wouldn't die; he
even said loudly on the stage that he
Mary Cuff fought on until she was
ready to faint and after she had re-
peated his cue for dying, which was,
^Cowardly, hired assassin!" for the
fourteenth time, he absolutely jumped
off the stage, not even pretending to
be on the point of death. Our iadlg-
nant citizens then chased him all
over the house and he only escaped
by jumping into the coffin which they
bring on in "Hamlet," "Romeo" and
The moon rode high within the sky.
The little stars attended
And held their breath us though in death
At her procession splendid.
Above the line of cedars fine
A man and maiden viewed her.
And eyes grew soft a* there aloft
The spoonful eyes pursued her!
The Influence was euro immense.
Their attitude did show It;
He murmured: "How enchanting now!
She: What's your favorite poet?"
—New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Pearson walked arm In arm with Schlllar.
Doctor—Don't spend any more mon-
ey on medicine! The quicker way for
you ta get fat is to have a contented
The Patient—That may all be, but
medicines are cheaper. I couldn't get
a contented mind for less than a mil-
lion dollars, and I haven't got tba
price.—Detroit Free Press.
James Brashears, a grocer at Law-
ton, has filed a suit against O. W.
Coy for $10,000, for alleged slander.
A Hard Hit.
"Yes, I weighed myself yesterday
out at the stockyards. How much do
you s'pose? Give it up? Two hundred
••On the hoof, or dressed."—Clera*
land Plain Dealer.
ever hear of the Jonesboro Bank rob-
bery?" he asked.
Yes! You mean the time when
President Jones was killed by about
twenty mounted desperadoes while at-
tempting to protect the bank's prop-
"The same. Well, we are going
right to the cave in which the des-
peradoes took refuge when pursued
by the citizens."
"So?" asked the doctor in surprise.
"Yes, I don't mind telling you. Dr.
Schiller, that we are only a foraging
party for a colony of convicts—it is a
hard term to call a company of men-
convicts, but that Is what we are!
We have formed a colony; built a
city; protected ourselves against cap-
ture, and mean to live In peace—if we
can. But, Doctor, I don't think you
will find us such a bad lot of men,
after all. I don't know whether you
are In sympathy with crime or not.
though you once did commit a crimi-
nal offense. Even your class will nev
realize what a life such men as I
have led in infancy, youth and man-
hood. and the need of protection from
ourselves and the world."
••it must be an Interesting com-
munity." said the doctor
"So it Is. You would hardly be-
lieve that we compel one another of
the motley group of citizens to live
upright and honest lives, would you
Composed as it is of all the different
ahades and grades of criminal out-
•Hardly." was the Increduloua an-
•wer- .. -
••Such 1* the case. however, replied
Pearson, enthusiastically. "We respect
one another's rights; carry on busi-
ness honestly; support schools, and
while our colony, a* you can well im-
agine, is not founded on ft religious
basis, we recognlie something of the
sort—honorable marriage, or duty to
our neighbor. Barring a few ncccs-
aary raids, such as we are out upon
now, we live very ordinary lives,"
You are not all hardened then;
you cannot be!"
"We are not all criminals, of course
not. But most of us have done some-
thing some time or other to merit pun.
ishment from the government. There
are many like you. who have paid the
penalty of their sins, and only asso-
ciate with us because they cannot bear
to parade themselves before the
world aa having fallen once. Belns
bound together In the state described
however, places them on a footing
with the rest of us. Whether all do
anything contrary to the law or not
all are held accountable to the law
for what the few have done, under
"Tea. I believe I do. What yoa mean
to say is. that the law never forglvei
you what you have done at any time,
no matter how right you live after-
"That's It. But we live In open
defiance of the law. That Is. we have
manufactured laws that conflict with
the laws Qt the United States. For In
tude in comparison with your pres-
The doctor was somewhat prepared
for the offer. "All I want is money
and revenge in this world," he said,
as if assenting. "Money to be happy
—revenge on the man who is the
cause of all my trouble!"
"You can command money in plen-
ty," said Pearson—what kind he did
not say. "Revenge depends upon your-
self. Whom have you such bitter feel-
"A doctor who was instrumental In
sending me up."
"How, and In what way do you
mean to accomplish your ends?"
"How I don't know, nor care. But I
want to make him suffer as I have
suffered. Disgrace him before the
world ss he has disgraced me! Re-
duce him to poverty and want! Ruin
him; Imprison him; do anything to
make him feel what it Is to be damn-
ed—an outcast of society. That is my
only aim and desire!"
DOCTOR WON HI8 CASE.
Social Rivalry Cause of Strange Jus-
tice Court Suit.
My strangest ease?" said the Jer-
sey justice. "Well, undoubtedly my
strangest case was the one that Dr.
Wheeler brought against old Gen.
Dr. Wheeler, after making a mil-
lion out of a patent medicine, built a
mansion outside the village and tried
to enter our society. But we are old
and conservative here and we turned
the doctor down.
Old Gen. Jones is our social leader
and to get on the general's right side
Dr. Wheeler sent him a barrel of Kah-
kees from his villa on the Italian Rl
vlera. Kahkees are a red fruit, like
a tomato. You eat them like an ap-
ple. They are very sweet. We don't
ever have them In this part of the
"Well, when stiff-necked old Gen.
Jones got the kahkees he saw that
here was a good chance to give Dr.
Wheeler a snub. So he donated the
fruit to the poor people In the hospi-
tal and he wrote a note to Dr. Wheel-
er saying: 'I cannot, of course, ac-
cept the fruit myself, but I will give
same to the hospital.'
Dr. Wheeler was mighty mad. He
brought suit agaln3t old Gen. Jones
for $25, the price of the barrel of kah-
kees. He claimed the fruit did not
belong to the general, proving his
claim with the letter of repudiation,
and therefore he held the general, in
giving It away, had given away his
It was a strange case—as strange
a case as I ever handled. I decided It
in Dr. Wheeler's favor."
Towne—"The poetry he used to
write for the magazines was very
bum. I don't see any of it any more."
Browne—"No, he's stopped. He
made a lot of money out of it."
Browne—"Fact. You see, he has a
rich uncle whose name is exactly the
same an his and this rich fellow got
tired of being accused of writing the
stuff, so he bought him off."
No Cause for Jealousy.
Mrs. Wlckwlre—From the happy ex-
pression you had when Mrs. Potts was
singing, one might imagine that you
enjoyed that sort of thing. You don't
break out into happy smiles over my
Mr. Wlckwlre—I wasn't smiling
over her singing. I was Just think-
ing how lucky I was that she belonged
to Potts instead of myself.—Stray
BEATEN AT HIS OWN GAME.
Sure Thing Gambler for Once Gets the
Worat of It.
"There was a sure thing gambler
down in Mississippi named Gamble-
good name by the way," said John
Sharpe Williams. "He never made a
bet unless he was sure he would win.
He was out at a country fair, staying
at a hotel. One morning a man who
was in the sporting line himself got
up early and looked out of the win-
dow. He saw Gamble carefully mea*
urlng with a tapeline the hltchlnd
post in front of the hotel. He knew
something was up. and When Gamble
went out to the fair he went out and
measured the "hitching post himself.
Then he took a sledge hammer and
drove the post into the ground an inch
and a half.
"That night, after supper, while
they were sitting on the hotel porch,
Gamble craftily led the conversation
around to the difficulty of Judging dis-
tances and heights.
" 'Now,' he said, "there's that hitch-
ing post out yonder. I'll bet a hundred
I can come nearer its height than any
" How high would you reckon It is?'
said the sledge hammer artist, who
after a lot of conversation, had put
up the hundred with Gamble.
" 'Oh,' said Gamble. Til take it at 30
" 'Oh, no,' replied the other man,
'you are wrong. I'll bet It is less than
"They measured and it was 28%.
Gamble hasn't smiled since that day.'
—Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
AIR FROM THE CLOUDS.
Atmosphere to Be Pumped Into Our
Homes in Same Way as Gas.
According to a scheme patented by
James Robinson, a Sydney (New
South Wales) business man, the day
may come when every household will
have fresh air supplied in pipes in
much the same way as gas and water
are now distributed, says the Philadel-
The apparatus consists of a captive
balloon, or a series of balloons, with
a tube of aluminum communicating
with a reservoir on the earth. The
Peservolr will be kept full of air from
the upper atmospheric regions\ by
means of a suction fan. This plf'es
to those willing to pay for it. That, at
any rate, is the theory.
The idea also covers the supply of
oxygen In this manner to hermetically
sealed rooms for the treatment of
patients suffering from consumption
or anaemia. A further notlo'i is to
hil bags with high level Sir for use
In sickrooms. Just as at present seltzo-
genes are filled with soda water, and
It Is even suggested that "fresh air"
depots should, be established where
people could drop in for a "breathe."
The Inventor has submitted his
plans to local doctors and engineers.
The doctors agree as to the great hy-
genic value of air obtained In the way
suggested, but doubt the feasibility
of the scheme. The engineers, how-
ever, do not seem to think It imprac-
The government has been asked to
tQSt the Idea with a view to Its being
adopted as a state enterprise.
Dr. Schiller Initiated Into the Con-
"The time may come," said Pearson,
Insinuatingly, to Dr. Schiller, as he
helped that worthy over a log lying
across their path, "if you Join our
forces, when you can do even more
than this. You are a man of intelli-
gence and will undoubtedly command
Influence In time. There ia no reason
why, in the future, you could not or-
ganize a band, kidnap the gentleman,
and incarcerate him alive In a living
The chance was readily grasped by
the doctor "I accept," he said. "I
have everything to gain. If you desire
my presence among your clique, you
can depend upon me. To show you that
I am sincere. I will do all in my power
to aid you In any undertaking you
may engage In. To show the people
whom I come in contact with that I
will do right by them; If human hands
can save your comrade I will put him
on his feet again!"
"We will soon be at the rendezvous
and can then be convinced of the sin-
cerity of your resolve," said Pearson.
They walked on in silence the bal-
ance of the Journey. At laat the party
came upon a little clearing. By aid
of the moon, which was shining now,
a man's form t>hown up In the dis-
tance. "Halt! Who comes there?"
wan the challenge.
"Citizens, friend sentinel, who have
with them a doctor," was Pearson's re-
ply, and at the same time he made a
mystic sign with his fingers.
The trio traveled a short distance
further and were again halted. Again
they passed a sentinel and at last
stopped before the door of a dugout,
situated in a ravine.
The door stood partly ajar, through
which came the glimmer of a light
created by the burning of a pine knot
suspended from the celling of the room
which was about eight feet square.
Which He Took.
You probably remember the school-
boy who„ In a composition on pins,
said, "Pins have saved the lives of
His teacher was astonished at this
statement and asked him to explain it.
He replied: "By people not swal-
That was not the case with the man
in the following incident:
" 'My dear,' Mr. Flnnicky said to his
wife, 'I don't think those pills I have
been taking have done me much good.'
" 'Why, you haven't been taking any
for three weeks.'
"'Yes, I have; I've swallowed one
three times a day as directed.'
"'You have? Then why is it that
there are as many left in the box as
there were three weeks ago? What
box have you been taking them from?'
'This one—marked for me.'
'Dear me, John! That is my shoe-
button box."'—Birmingham Herald.
"Alf" Church Vouched for Him.
It is only a few years since Woon-
socket missed for good the familiar
face of "Alf" Church, for a long time
deputy sheriff and chief of police, a
man who was straightforward and
blunt in all his dealings.
One day a grocer went to "Alf" for
information about a certain "Joe"
White, who had applied for credit and
a book at his store, and the following
"Good mornin', Mr. Church."
"Do you know Joe White?"
"What kind of a feller Is he?*
"Ia he honest?"
"Honest? I should say so. Been
arrested twice for stealing and acquit-
ted both times."—Boston Herald.
Algernon—Congwatulate me, deah
boy. I'm engaged to Miss Peachley.
Jack—Indeed! I had no Idea she
was in a position to support a hus-
"Did you get a spring tonic for that
tired feeling?" asked Kiddleigh.
"Yes," answered Mr. Enpeck. "Maria
sort of braced me up with one."
"Some home-made remedy?"
"Well—er—yes. That Is, she told
me she wanted an automobile some
time this summer and advised me to
get a hump on myself."
A New England Sandwich.
Mr. Bings—How many children haa
Mr. Glggs—He has three. The old-
eat and the youngest are girls, and
the second is a boy.
Mr. Blngs—That's the first time I
ever heard of a sandwich with the
tongue on the outside.
A Dissipated Romance.
"When he first saw her she was a
sylph In a hammock. The lightest
zephyr swayed her."
"And now she still dotes on the
hammock. But she weighs 260."
"And he has to swing her."
An Energetic Builder.
One of the most energetic nest-
bullders is the marsh wren, in fact,
he has the habit to such a degree thht
he cannot stop with one nest, but goes
on building four or five In rapid suc-
cession. And there is nothing slov-
enly about hia work either. Look
among the cat-tails In the nearest
marsh, even within the limits of a
great city, and you will find his little
woven balls of reed stems with a tiny
round hole in one side. There is a
certain method even in his madness,
for the nest In which his wife is brood-
ing her seven or eight eggs is less
likely to be found when there are 30
many empty ones to be around. Then,
too, he uses the others as roosting
places for himself.—C. Wm. Beebo in
Heard of Osier.
She—They say the Kongo dwarfs,
six specimens of whom have been
brought ta London by Col. Harrison,
never reach a greater age than 40
He—Wliat do you suppose does It—
Japan's Specie Reserve.
Japan's specie reserve stood at $225,
000.000 (American gold value) op Jan.
1, 1906, after eleven months of costly
Intelligence vs. Docility.
Will people who talk about dogs
ever learn to differentiate between in-
telligence and docility? The word
"intelligent" is used almost universal-
ly in talking and writing, when peo-
ple mean docility; 1. e., the readiness
of the animal to accept instruction,
says Joseph A. Graham in Outing.
Now, as In human beings, docility Is
likely to be an evidence of second-
rate Intelligence, and the degree of
Intelligence Is likely to appear when
the animal is doing things on his own
hook. It makes no great difference,
but to the man who tries to think
accurately the constant parade of an
obedient animal as one of exceptional
mental ability is painful.
"No," said Miss Passay. "I don't
like the photoB Kamrer made for me.
They make me look like a woman
"Well," replied Miss Peppery, you
should have told him not to touch
them up if you didn't want them to
leok so youthful."
A Deep Plot.
•George wants me to give my last
summer's *own to our servant girl,"
said Mrs. Gayman.
• Is she pretty?" asked Mrs. Wise.
"Ah! I see his scheme. He wants
an excuse to mistake her for you so
he can kiss her."
Quite a Freak.
"I Just peeped Into the parlor as 1
passed." said Mr. Phamley, "and 1 saw
quite a freak of nature."
"Why, Bertha is there with Ber
"Yes, I saw two heads on one pair
After the Honeymoon.
Eccentric English Rector.
A lady writing In an English re-
view tells this story as a reminiscence
of her own: "The brother of a once-
famous dean of Christ church was rec-
tor of a small parish. His eccentricity
was somewhat remarkable. He was a
famous whip and drove a splendid
team, of which he was very proud. He
waft fond of showing off how he could
flick a fly from either of his leaders'
ears without touching the horse. This
accomplishment he transferred to a
rather unexpected locality; for he al-
ways carried his whip up into the pfil-
plt with him and woe to the unfor-
tunate member of his congregation
whom he detected nodding."
"I didn't see much of you at the
club after your wife died. Now you
are here regularly."
"Yes. I'm married again."
The One Bright Star.
Let life rage on till life be gone;
Behold, a star hath risen.
An«l one shall find his Althea,
And sing to her from prison.
Dronped banners signals to defeat
Neath flags victorious flying:
The battle is not brave till one
Bleeds thirsts there, with the dying.
O heart, that still hath suffered long,
Break not at pain's dark portal;
Sorrow's the sister of a song
Whose music Is Immortal.
Question of Pose.
"She is determined to be a musician
but cannot decide whether to make a
specialty of the violin or the piano."
"Has she no positive predilection
"Oh, yes; but^ some of her friends
think she looks better standing and
others that sitting is more becoming
No Fun There.
"Yeh!" said the first office boy, dis-
gustedly, "I had ter give up me Job on
account of the new typewriter girl."
"W'at was the matetr with her?"
asked the other.
"Aw! she wuz so homely, it wuzn*
no fun fllrtln' wld her."
Mrs. Spenders—George, I've got lots
of things I want to talk to you
Mr. Spenders—Glad to hear It, my
dear. Usually you want to talk to me
about lots of things you haven't got
but must have."
How Si Popped the Question.
Mandy—'What is it. Si?
Silas—I'd like tew see your pictur
In our fam'ly album.
Teacher—Now, Johnny, what la the
perfect tense of the verb "to Invest 7
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