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VOL. LXXII. AND MRS. BOWSER. Decides to Make a Little Change for the Winter. Alterations Are Being Made the Family Besldenee Thel, Will Live in a Flat--Mrs. Bowaer Objects. [Copyright, 1898.1 Bowser was looking out of the ] adow the other evening when Mr.] ' stepped from the street ear. ] ;h he was half a block away she] by the ay he touched the that he had something on hs UnH1 he reached the gate, how- she could not tell whether the plaster he had put on his lmck morning had wrinkled up and his weight on to his shoes, or if struck a new idea in life preserv- fire-escapes. The bland, good- look on his face solved the He had a new idea in his business good?" queried 3frs. as he opened thedoor. my dear woman, wa nevL betterl" he laughed. "I havedonea of business to-day which wiIlre- your heart, but you will hawe to until after dinner for the details." the dinner hour Mrs. Bowser of hogs. chickens, horses, win- resorts, fi re-esea pes, medicine chests lot of other rhine, s wh ich2Ir. Bow- indulge in, and she aso made or four efforts to draw him out. was smiling, but firm, however. It only fter they had finished the. adjourned to the family room, he looked down upon her blandly, rs. Bowser, I have long contem- "And where is it'/" "Where is it? Let's see. The loca- tion must ba mentioned in this paper. Yes--it's on Strawberry avenue---No. 264 Strawroerry avenue." *'And you never went to look at itT' she almost slmuted. "What s the use? Tlm landlord was in the office and told me all about it. Tler are seven rooms--,hard-wood "finlsht--beautiful view--bosh of tenant --fmrr street car llnes-no noisesall that, anybody could ask for. In a we ek you'll be so much in love with the lit tie fiat that you'll thank me with tetars in your eyes." "How many flights up?" "How many flights? He probaly told me but I have forgotten. Let's see. ( course, the highe.r up you go the b'etter air you get. ere it t8 fou,lights up. That willgive:as--" Three flights of stmrs to ohmbP waled 3frs. Bowsev. "Only three, my dear. Fonr wvuld have been better, but we'll have to get along with three. Our doctor hasid again and again hat climbing tairs was much better thau riding the bike. The height will mellow all the treet nises as they float up to us. It won't be a week before ve'll take all those stairs at a ]uml and wish for more. What's the matter now?" "It will tur.t out lik our seashore cottage!" sJbed Mrs. Bowsr in her handkerchPef. "And What was the matter of our seashore{ cottage? There were a few mosquFtces around, and there was a blamer3_ old clam-fed hog who threw me down and bothered us somewhat, but mosquitoe.a don't fly in winer, anc hogs don't "walk up three pairs 6f stairs into flats. Why, woman{ dou ought tq "be full of enthusiasm over the chng instead of making a 'booby of extensive repairs to this house." your'elfl" what is the matter with the S'I know how it will be. You won't ?" she asked. / t)e satigfied at all, and inside of a.xveek many alteratmns It mr,t , I " " ]you 11 be blaming me for the whole propose to change the lthi and talking about a vorea 4 I " WHAT'S THE tATTER NOW?" and some of the rooms4 It "lowly but gradually killing rou to such a large and inconweaient is all right, and yu have no complaints from me." "The house, Mrs. Bowser, is to under- extensive alterations and repairs. from the matter of convenience, I Sure there is malarLa here, owing to llambing. A husband who loveshis UOt" so you have got a new fad?" .rrupted. you are speaking to your A husband has no fads. I long contemplated extensive al- to' this house, and I shall take ge of cheap labor in thwinter them. I arranged everythingtu utes this afternoon." a rra nged ?" are to move into a fiat for n of months." can't mean lit" gasped Into a picturesque and cozy little dear, where everything is as a pin and as cozy as you please. halve often said you would lka ta fiat, and now--" I never said so, Mr. Bowserl l?d 11ve  In a b/rnI This hose need the slightes repair, and shan't go aad disturb things Just y settled for the wimter. ought It was about time you got silly notion into your headl a flatl Why, you wouldn't a week l" secured the flat," replied Mr. he sat down. "1 have se- fiat. and next wee.k we move. you would bc star{led at but ns reason th5 case. You your system." it[ I haven't had a paln or year, and if you'd only fancies I should have noth- about." ave malaria in your system, Bowser, sad this ch,nge will cure tn a flat we shall be warmer and ltere we have big, barny which one is almost lost. In we shall be Just cozy. Everything one floor, and everything is nd convenient. We may like it we will not come back to house." have rented a flat?" owr. for three months." ]s ttd tted0uwenh Why not let me gc home to motlmr'a while the house is beLug repmred ? "Because, my dear woman, the flat is leased." "But you can get out of it." "I don't want to. I want to try flat life for a fe' months. I want cozy rooms--all ctveniences  hard-wood flnishnew, scenery  purer atmos- phere. Say, we sball be as comfortable as tw buffs in a rugI" "You have read abont flats," per- sisted "Mrs. Bowser as she wiped away at her eyes"the piano next. door-the crying childrenquarreling familietv-- the thumping oerheadthe--the" "All newspa,per jokes, my dear girl--- all imaginatnl" he .laughed. "We have lease4 a fiat. We are gong to move into tbat flat. There will be no disturbing noises All will be peaes and quietness, and inside of a week you'll be taking solid comfort. To- nig)ht we dream of life in a cozy fiat; to= mtrrow we begin to pack up." Has Faith in His Claim. !The most forcible example of a faith ghat is lasting is recorded at Tomb- stone, A. T. For eight long years a man has oeen working one claim that has never returned one cent. With no ether assistance than his own hands he has already done 1,000 feet of work in shafts and drifts. His claim is Just below Tombstone, near the stage road. and adjoining the famous Contention mine, His faith ts that the rich Con- tention ledge runs through his e3aim. and that ere long he will strike that ledge ad :Jump in a moment from a pauper to a millionaire. No one else beUees this; but that makes no differ- enee to him, and every day when Ihe goes down to his mine he expects to come out a rich man. TO Bullfll New Tracks. Almogt, every European town of im- portance has now an up-to-date cycle track, and Belfast and Aberdeen do not mean to be left behind in this direc- tion. :Before nex season is well upon us it is.very probable that both the above-named towns will have good ce- ment tracks laid down. llow She Protects Birds. HelenWhy, Angelica, dear! you sur- prise me. Just look at those feathers in your hatl I thought you belonged to the bird protective association? Angelica--I do; I am a charter mere. bet. I wouldn% wear a whole bird on my bat--not for. the world, poor ljttl WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1898, NAMING A TOWN. It fas Not Such a Difficult Thlnff t@ Do After All. As I debouched from the mountain pass the town zas right there--a eol- iectioa of about 60 tenets avd shanties. and a population of 250 miners, pr:- pectors and teamsters. I had no sooner MAd, O'BRIEN COt.EECTS RENT. How 1:le Mnken His Demands on Hilt Tenants to Best Advantage. lfaj. O'Brten is tke owner of a ten- omen{ house, and he collects the rents of the different families who inhabit it after a fashion of his own, which i as peculiar as it is effectlV appeared than I 'as surrounded by a The major fought ih the civil whr hundred excited men. and it was several and x'n a Wooden leg. tlut by some minutes before I could undemtand the situation. "Stranger, it be just this way," finally explained one of the crowd. "This town haiu't had no name tl,us fur, and we can't agree on one. When we seen yon eomin' down the pass we sorter areed as how we'd leave i* to you to give it a Ilame." "What's the general situation?" l asked, as I: noticed that every man was armed. "The general situashun," replied a secon6 man who had a dangerous look in his eyes. "is that the galoot who tries to name this town and don't hit sun thin' to please us will be planted in ou new graveyard !" "Yes. that's about the s.ituashun, t dded the man who had first spoken. "We've had seven men killed, and four or five wounded while tryin' to it a name. and we've got sorter madtni dis- eouraged." "It isn't giving me a alr showl" l protested. "How Can you expect me to ugges a na%e to please everybody?" "Dunno. tranger, but you'd better .ry it ,'fur this thing has to be set- led before we can Kit a post otis*, and v'ybody seems anxious to shoot!" "What names have been talked over?" "'Wall, the stritg is foe long to remem- ber, but he seven wha were killed st'k Out for 'Whoop-'or-up,' I believe. I kinder favored it myself, but the rowd seeed to think it lacked poetry. Wht we 'pear to wnt is s uthin* soft and tender and poetic---suthin  we kin $or'ter hug up to and brag about." t'How will 'Rosalind' do?" I asked. "Sounds purty nice, but not quite the ticket, Mordtn' to my way o' thinkin'." "Well, here's 'Mountainville,' 'Silver City  Daisyville,' 'Rest Haven' and *'.lde n rod.' " "Kinder soft and tender, them be, but not soft. and tender 'nuff to hit us plumb-ceater. Give us a few more." I was racking my brain for another list when two men who had been wrang- ling for the last five minutes suddenly proceeded to btmines, and the crowd at once rushed to surround them. This left the way open, and I turned my mule and dug in the spurs and was out of sight before they missed me. A week ltalcr, over at White Dog City, I met the man who had done most of the talking for the crowd that day. As soon as he recognized me he held out his hand and said: "Stranger, I'm awful glad to see you, and I want to thank ye on behalf of the boys{" "Thank me for what ?" "Fur givin' our town a name. :If you hadn't eum along that. day we might a had 20 men killed afore we got a name to suit us." "But ] didn't name the town! When the row broke out I got away." "But you named, it, all the sme," he persisted. "When the row was over and we found you missin' we put it to vote wher we should call the town 'Crawfls.h' or 'Skedaddle.' Thar" was more Skeededdleites than Crawflshers, and so we agreed on 'Skeedadde,' and Skeedaddle she will be from now on forevermore. Stranger, if you ar' sorter susceptible to thee great honor con- ferred upon ye, and if {her's a--" "But I fail to see the honor!" "If ye ar" sorter susceptible to the reat honor conferred upon ye, and ihar's a place around yore wharf we kin licker at your expense, why, I wouldn't mind. washin' some of the quartz-dust outer my throat !" There was a place, and after the dust had been duly washed down he shook hands again an6 said: "I don't mind sayin' that I stuck out fur 'Crawfish' as again 'Skeedaddle,  as I thought it softer and tenderer and more techin', but arter the choice was made I didn't do no kickin'. Skeedaddle is uphonvous and poetical 'hUff fur common folks, but if you happen up that way drop in and let the boys do ye boner!"--Detroit Free Press. WASHING THE FACE, q['he Greateltt of Care Should Be qtken of the Method. The method of washing the face dally is of great importance, as even if one only washes it twice a day the operation has to be gone through 700 times in the course of a year, and this would naturally affect it for good or evil. Highly scented or highly colored soaps should be avoided, and one which gives a soft lather and does not cause any feeltng of irritation is the best. The soap should be well rubbed into the face with a clean piece of flannel, and then bathed off Ln a banful of abso- lutely clean water, so that every par- ticle of soap may be removed. After thoroughly bathing the face should be dried ,vith a Turkish towel, and then, if the skin be coarse and thick, it may be rubbed with a rough towel, but if the skin is at all sensitive, a very soft towel should be used, and the face finally well rubbed over with a piece of chamois leather. Gentle friction of the face with tmft leather, or, better still, with the finger tips, when clean, tends to remove lines and to prevent the formation of wrinkles. If lines have formed, the skin should be rubbed in a direction contrary to their length, as, for example, if there are vertical lines between the two eyebrows, they should be rubbed from side to side; if thews are straight lines across the forehead they should be rubbed down from the hair to the root Of the nose nd back agaln.--Cincinnati Commercial Trib- une. --A judicial decision recently an. nounced in Kentucky prohibits build- ing and loan assiagont charging-their members more ht Hx r qeat., for t]e  0 mon0y. hoctls-pctxs Iroeeedings he was de- barred from the enjoyment of a pension in his old age, his enemies having start- ed the story that be inheriied--=-not the wooden leg--but the defect which led to his needing it. So he saved his army pay and built the tenement house as a wise provision for tim fttttre. :Por the major had no Income h'om his titlt, which wns superfluous and hohtirary. He was major only by cotrtesy. His method of collecting his rent was worthy of a resourceful bral, lie went on the first day of the month to the house, and, taking his place at the foot of the first high staircase, he would pound at the door with his wooden fsoL at the same time calling in a voice that could be heard in every nook and corner of the building: '[-r-s. M-o-r-l-a-r-btyl" Now, Mrs. Mortarity was the woman who occupied the first suite front, and, although she was familiar enough with that voice and its errand, she was al- ways struck with surprise. "PwhaCs xVantin' ?" "Oi'm after the tint." "Shure, major, I elane forgot 'twas the first of the month." "You'll be mindin' it now, ma'am, but it's ynreself is taivit behlnt wid the l'}nL but always has the cash money whln I: come. T do be holdln * yees up as a ex- ample to the rest of the tinentsY This delicate bit of flattery has the effect the major Intended, nd as he transfers Mrs. Moriarity's money to his pocketbook he sends another bugle call up the staircase. "Miss Flaherty! Oh. Miss Flaherty!" The little dressmaker comes tum- bling down the stairs and-whispers In the big ear that ts inclined to her height. The tears are tn her eyes, lind her voice trembles as she speaks in a low tone, and the major shuffles about on his good leg, and sa3-s in a gruff v0icb "Oi'll wait, an * yees can take yet time, but not a w,u-r-r-d or Oi'll--" The threat is not finished, for the little dressmaker runs back upstairs, and the wooden leg goes through its commercial antics again. "Mrs. O'Gradyl Ist tnbvlng" up (here yees are? Do x'ees want the house to hear you're beint wid yer r{nt!  "Oh, holy ]foses! Bad cess to yees for a hard-hearted ould landlard, whin the childer hey bin sick an' messily" "I read il the papers that yees-was able to attind Mulligan's ball last week. Did yees go in a carriage o give stoyle to me property or foot it there an' back wid the rist of the company?" "It's none of your biznes Iaj, O'Brien, an' there's your dirty outd money, an* much good may tt do yees," and Mrs. 0*Grady flings the mone3  Jfio the hat he is holding and goes in, slam- ming her door Then the major's game leg beats an- other tattoo,and he calls invoicerongh- er than a nutmeg-grater: "Timothy Clancyt It's overdue y*tr rtnt ts by two "wakes! Ye big, lum- berin  loafer, if ye don't be after payln" me my lawful duesOi'll bare yez jugged for contimpt of coort. An' more nor that Oi'll break every botat |h 3"er good- for-nothlti  hulk if--Pwhat's that you're sayin'? Sphake louder, man! Your wife's dead? :Not the little babby's mother? Whist! Sthay right where yees are, 'im, an' if ye need hilp, let mc be tould. An' here's some{bin' for a dhrop of stimulant to kape yees from breaktn' odwn intolrely. God help usl" And that day the wooden leg made no further demand for rent,---Chicago Times-Herald. DISINFEOTION OF BAD ROOMS, VaDorised Corroslve Sublimate  *tt Sulphur Do the 'ork. Prof. Kontg, of Gottingen, in a re- cent article cm this subject, says tfhat at one time, while he was practlelng medt, cine in Hsnath he sttddenly discovered that his bedroom was thickly inhabited by obnoxious insects. A friend assured him that he could easily get rid of the pests, and proceeded to fumigate the apartment with corrosive sublimate. The success of this measure Wti iitost gratifying, and when thb room was opened the dead bodies of various kinds of insects were seem strewn about the floor. Tibia incident led the professor to hope that the same means would be effectual in destroying the infections elements of contagious diseases, and a trial in private houses after scirlct fever or measles, and in hospitals after erysipelas or pyaemia gave most. Sell*- factory results. 81toe adopting this method he has never seen a second case of a co,utagious disease 'hieh could be attributed to infection remaining in the room in which the patient had been confined. The mode of procedure is very simple. From one and a half to two ounces of corrosive sublimate ae put on a plate over a dhaflng dish and thn the windows ad doors o the room are closed. At the expiration of three or fc-ar hours the windows are opened and the apartment is thoroughly aired. The person entertng the room should take the precaution to hod a sponge or cloth over the mouth and nose in order not to inhale the vapor. The following day tlhe windows are again closed, a.nd some sulphur is burned in order tc neutralize any of the mercurial fumes which may linger atoout the furniture and other articles. The room shouhl then be again aired and cleaned, when tt will be ready for occupancy,Phila- delphia Record A revolutionary landmark, the "Paul Revere house," in Watertown, Mass., has just been tcrn down to make way for a public rtmd. In this house in 1775 Paul Revere prite4 provincial notes to the vaIua of 100,00. His bill for the work ws 7 -hi||Ln ald lIE'S CLOSELY GUARDED. How President McKinley Is Pro- tected by Police Agents. 11 Nev.r Uoes &nywhere Vithoat lieiiiB- Shadowed by Cleve Officers Who Are a Ter- ror to Cranks, [Special Washington Letter.] "We have a splendid civil service on the force," said the big policeman in front of a leading hotel to-night. "In the executive departments the civil service law is a fraud. It affords no protection to any of the elerk.. They tan be dismissed without any cause be- ing assigned. Of course their succes- sors have to be filtered through tle eivll service commission; but hey can be removed without difficulty. On the ONE OF TIlE FINEST. police force it is different. For exam- ple, if you and two other men were to see me gets{ca saloon and takeadfihk and you were to report it to the chief f police, he could not dismiss me solely on your word, or on your oath. I would be brought before a trial bcard, and the whole matter would be 'one over. [ would employ a lawyer, and I might somehow get out of it. At any rate, l would have a chance for my life. I think that this ought to ba the way to administer the law in the dtprtments. I kri0W that is what the pecple expect 0f the law. "Do I like this btsiness? Well, it pays $T5 per month, and that is mighty good pay in these times. I would like to do better, but I am contented with my lot for the present. Of course l'd like to be a sergeant or a lieutenant; but that is a Iong way off. It takesin- fluence, as well as experience, to get advanced on the force, or in any busi- ness for that matter. Excuse me; 1 must leave you now. I have been Wait- ing here for a gentleman on police business, otherwise I would not stop to talk to you, as it is against the rules to spend time in talking while on your beat. But I have been waiting for that gentleman who is now coming down the steps; so good-by," Later in the evening, when he was off duty, I met him on a Street cnr, and he said: "I think we have a sp[endld ndministration of our police depart- meut. Our commissioners are genIle- meu who understand tl citer, and o'.r superintendent is a man who has re- sided here all his life. lie was a sob dier, and for a long time Las been in command of a crack military organiza- tion. He is a good disciplinarian, and yet ts considerate of the men. We all like him, and we all like the lieutenants also. It is a good force a:d we have plenty of good men in the ranks, "Is there danger in the business? Well, I should say so. It is alwmys dan- gerous to be on duty, althw.h days knd Weeks go by in some neighborhood without any arrests being made. I recollect an instance in which the big- gest man on the force cans near losing" his life a short time ago. Hcisnown the up-town hotel beat.. Some months ago he was standin down near Mason i {rerpl, 'hen fi priale waletah ioltl him that burglars were getting into a house near the Presbyterian church, a block away. It was an awful bat night, and the rain was just coming down in a hurry. The officer ran up to the plttce, and throwing away }-.is rub- bcr coat ran up the dark alley, where the burglars had scaled a high brick wall. Without sending for assistauce the officer, who was ambitions to make nn arrest unaided, climbed over the wall and dropped down into the dark yard. As he did o he sii'iick his nee on a low fence on the inside and gave it a prain from which he did not recover for three months. "After be fell he saw a dark form ten feet away, and pulling his revolver he fired from the hip. The ball clipped off the ear of a big negro who howled mur- der and merc3r all in one breath. The big" police.man grabbed him and took a revolver and a knife from the burglar before he could recover his presence of miud and use his weapons. Just then the other burglar, Wh haft effeCted an entrance, came rushing out and ran through the gate which he had un- locked from the inside. He escaped, as the private watchman had vanished when he heard the pistol go off. He supposed that the officer had been killed and he did not wait to be shott. Well, the offieer brought his man t into the alley and around the corner and led him to the patrol box. The wagon came hastily in response to the summons. Now the other burglar had tact been recognized, and he could have easily eseaped if he had run away. But curiosity led him to come back and mingle with the crowd. After the pris- oner had been placed in the patrol wagon, he was asked what had become of his pat. He looked over the crowd and pointed him out, where he was standing on the corner. The officers who came tn the patrol wagon arrested the other marauder, and both of them went to the pe o three lears. But, talkl I suppose that you thtnk it was foolish for the cop to go over the fence alone; bnt you would have done the same thing, and so would I, undtr like cir- cumstances. Every mau likes to make a record for himself. "No, I never was on the While house squad, but I would like to be. It lsala easy post, and at the same time one of the most important. There are about 30 men detailed to look after the safety of the president, and that is a small force compared to the regiments and platoons wiich guard monarchs in the old world. But 30 men are enough to gtmrd the white house. When yea go there you see private citizens walking about and looking at things, like stran- gers.in Washington for the first time. You will see them all around the lower floor of the white house. They are in the corridors, the east room, the parlors and everywhere. These gentlemen are officers In citizen's dress. You may tidnk that they are paying no attention to you. but all of them are sizing you up, Of course they know all newspaper men alad pnbl|c men after they have been there a few times, but every stran- ger who goes there is constantly under supervision. "Then, if you will observe wheu the president goes out driving, there is al- ways a man on horseback half a block or a whole block ahead of him, laking an outing for his health. Tha* is one of our most experienced detectives. It happens that a couple of gentlemen go out driving in a buggy at the same time, and they are a block or a half a block behind the president's carriage. If anybody should step from the sine- walk aud go too close towards the resident's carriage the horse in the uggy would take a sudden notion to travel along at a gallop, and one of the men in that buggy would haul out a shooting iron, which he can handle as well as Buffalo Bill or Capt. Carver; and if there should be any hostile demonstration there would ashot ring out which would not miss its mark. But the chances are a thousand to one that the man on horse- back Would no be many feet away it .here were anb' suspicious person on the sidewalk, tie would check his horse and be right on the spot at the r,ght time. However, there is no danger to th president, except in times of great pc. litical excitement, and then there ar always cranks in abundance, "There is scarcely a week without some sort of crank coming here to get imaginary treasures, but they are near. ly all harmless fello,vs, with soft brains Neveriheless. it is wise and aroe- tbal the president should always be guarded Besides the men in citizen's dress, ther are ahvays several me in uniform out. side the white house. It is not liket that any dangerous man would go pas them and pass the door; but ever though they make no arrests the pres ence of men In nniforms in the whit house grounds is sufficient to warn an eriminally-itcllned fellows to keel; away. They may not know that thert are officers inside; but they realize tha there are officers outside, within eas3 call. and that has a Wholesome effect. "President McKinley is the only oceu paul of the white house who hat mingled with the people, for man years. I remember that Presidenl tla'es tssd to drive about the city r d HE IS OFTEN SEEN ON THE STII,:I TM and occasionally go walklng down Penns'lvania avenue. But President Arthur never wasseeh 0h the streets. except when he walked across La Fay. ette park, to St. John's church, on Sun. days. President Harrison for four years and President Cleveland foreighi years never walked anywhere. The both seemed to be apprehensive of per. sonal danger. I resident blcKinle seems to be without fear of that sort. for he takes walks about town when eer he feels like it. He is often seen ot the streets walklug Wlth some friend. and the people greet him cordially,  thai he is otter obliged to stop and shake hands with old acquaintances. BuL as a matter of fact, he is elosel guarded. }Ie has ignifled his unwill- ingness to have a guard on his dall. walks; but the superintendent guardl him, just the same, and he does nol know it. He never leaves the whit house for a walk, without having oflic. era preceding and following him." The superintendent is right. Our re, public is cosmopolitan and in our midst are all sorts of people with all sorts ot brains, good, bad, indifferent, diseased and cranky. The president ought no! to be unprotected for a single second, uo matter whether he is popular or un. popular. While he is our chief magis- trate, he is, and should be, an object c5 the regard and sotleitude of aH of the people. SMITH D. FRY. Takln No Chances. Visitor--I don't see how you can al. low your son to flirt so outrageousl with that pretty servant girl. Hotess--Shhl Ber fatherls in th Klondike, and next summer she may be richer than any of us,N. Y. Jour. hal. A Pertluent query. He--Will you cast your lot with me NO. 37. WIT AND WISDOM. "Louise coaxed htr molr for tn hour before she secured permissio to accept Mr. Widderly's Christmas gift,  "Well?" "And then he didn't trend he{, anyt hing.'--Chicago Record. "It is sad," murmured the Muslnff Theorizer, "to think that everymanaa his pricey "Yes," admitted the In tensely Practical Worker, "and It ts sad fact that. half the time he can't get iL"--Cimclnna ti Enquirer. "I suppose classical music is all right in its place," said Maud. "I'm sure it is," replied Mamie; "I don't are to Esten to it myself, but sometimes you have to play it in order to get a man tO go home."Washington Star. "Want a situation as errand boy, do you? Well, can you tell me how far the moon is from the earth, eh?" :Boy "Well, guv'nor, I don't know, but ][ reekon it ain't near enough to hnterfero with me running errands." :tie gotth job. - Inventor--"I'm working on an pliance that will revoluttomze n in this country if I sueceed in ink it." Friend'q'hat so? it ?" Inventm:--"An airbrake that will stop a grocery bill in hal its lengt h,'--42hicago News. A Vindication,"Have yb'tt iy* : ' thing to say?" asked the shert'ff, lt$,l : srapped the murderer.:iatbe':leetrto :. chair. "I just want to .point, out:what fools those people born to be hanged," nal, wi0h a smile of delphta North American. --"I wonder what the reason of it( = mtla's natural aversion' to ishopping i,s'* he remarked, as hts wife, with a frowl,. inspected some purchas6s h trod made for her. "It is a wise prorates of na- ture," she answered, wttha sigh; "it prevents a great deal of good money from being,wasted."--Washington Star, PROGRESSIVE KISSING. Mrs. Ella he4ler Wilcox Deaelfllt8 Three Degrees of OseuhtUon. The accumulated knowledge of ages is sometimes revealed in a ki; and one might add that where wisdom is Dliss it is folly to be ignorant. Ne*er to have been kissed, is never to have fully li Perhaps it is a secret consciousness of this which renders the unkissed women of earth so bitter t : their denunciations of the love enlight. _ e,nedjust as the very poor denounce the very rich as enemies to the world, The kiss Is not, al,l sweet It contains gre'ive kiss, When a man wooes a woman he usual- ly begins his demonstrations by kissing her gloved hand--an innocent enough act surely. But it does not long satisfy hi ml The :. " glove is in the way, and he longs to press his lips to her soft flesh--the wMte fingers first--then the pink palm, and the blue--veined wrist. She blushes a little at this and dxaw he hant9 away, yet, surely, it is no very wrong, she thinks. After that he begs to kissher eheek- just one little touch of his lips to |ta ; velvet surface--no morel Sneha tiny favor to ask? And, if one cheek is ca- ressed, why not the other? It is unfair to show favoritimn. Crossing from.the left cheek to the right, leads over love's own 6omminth home of kisses. After a woman has given a an She becomes either a or nOthing to him. Unless he thorough woman of the world ors great " reader of human nature she ean neveT be sure which result wtll ensue. Itde- pends npon the man, the situattor and the kiss. He may adore her, er detpi her; believe in her, or dstrust her; cling to her always, or leave her for- ever. Marriages are made, and' missed, by the klss. It is the lasso whlch leaf. some men to the altar, and' it is ihe hlade which sever the tie nnitinff oth- ers to their lay loves'. Therefore the game of the sine kiss is the most. perilous of times for any saee the woman ot eve of her marriage, to inulge in. There is a subtle psycho/fitieat terence In the woman, which underlies the danger. does not turn from her same sentiment with which from his after the kiss is exchan She lS .eited. by her emotions only irritated. To 1 the flrs ardent kiss she him it is merely the latest. known others, she has the art of fo. getting them utterly and believing the expeienee to be new and, this man dif' ferent from all others. But he, On the contrary, elases her with a lot o other women he has -kissed. Until she gave him her llps she seemed aprt fr(ml and above them. It is wiser to be remeaubered at, the  one woman s vnan wishes h' have kissed be those he has ileox, tn N. Y. Journal Live aall in Londou The only foreign arrive here allve are the reach ars in the early every ether kind of game sou and young ducks thud either still dear. So are the quaila, but as the month later he Their numbers though 17,000 were in one day. Dealers Sicily, the Naples coast, of sandhills between marshes anti'the sea, Nettuno to Astute. Th all come by rail vii tow cages which themselves by trying to fly, as they to be fat{ use them for