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THE KANSAS CITY G&.ZETTE tin An t And more CHAIR GREW PBOM SEED. know the comfort of using a dish. mop1 SAB.CENT WOULD PAINT HEB LEOPARD KINO OF BEASTS. ; ' - ferS-h a Iff In I ftu f, to '.Vv v Ml 1 - v Ism1 ily reached via Union Pacific than via any other line, Js the Yellowstone National Park. The stage ride from Mon-ida by the palatial Concord coat&es d the Monida & Yellowstone Stage Com pany Is through-scenery hardly iniexlof to the Park itself. Side trip from Ogden, Utah, or 1 oca-tello, Idaho, via Monida, and Monida & Yellowstone Stage Company, in both directions, will be furnished holders of all tickets lne way first and second-class, regular tourist, or special round-trip excursion tickets), sold at Denver, Cheyenne, and points east, passing through Ogden or Pocatello to points lu the states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and 'that part of British Columbia lying north of the state of Washington, upon application jo uapao Jqjia i sjua3 -q 's o oj i'ucatello, at the very iow rate of 549.50. beyond Monida. H. G. KAILL. A. . P. & P. A., looo Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. This rate will include rail and stage fare, covering seven and one-half days trip, including all meals and lodging John Sargent, the famous American portrait painter, is anxious to secure a sitting from Hiss Edna Litthauer, the famous society belle, whose beauty has brought her international fame. New York Fashion Notes instead of a cloth for washing the table dishes. It not only saves the hands', but as very hot water can be used, the work is much easier and is more quickly done, while the water is quite as hot as the hand can bear by the time you need to use a cloth for the cooking utensils. The mops cost but a trifle, and one will last a long time if its use is confined to the tableware. A teaspoonful of concentrated lye with a dipperful of water, left to stand a few hours in a kettle whose contents have burned on the bottom, will do more execution than a day's use of the knife. If the black does not all come off easily, repeat the lye water. " Trv using the wire eee-beater In- Lstead of a spoon, for beating up pan cakes, popoverj, flitters, or any batter thin enough to permit Its use. It is quicker and produces better results. New in hoisery: Here is something new in hosiery which is really excellent. In women's silk stockings the upper parts are alternately ' woven, seamed, and plain, as if in a handknit stocking the upper part of the leg had been knit in stripes running around the leg, half an inch plain and half an inch seam, alternating to a little distance above the ankle. Below, the whole front of the stocking is in openwork designs down to the toe. Unless they are so snug that there is danger of tear ing In putting on, silk stockings do not cling well .and they do stretch. This new method of weaving them is serviceable and pretty as well. The stockings are, of course, all of a color. Try making a holder of the same material as your kitchen apron, and attaching it to the left side of the band by means of a long tape or a .stitched strap of the goods. When a stylographic pen sticks and refuses to uncap, hold it over a lighted match' for a moment and it will loosen. Very pretty in a black silk stocking is the inset of lace in the form of a fleur-de-lis blossom, one long stalk with leaves and the flower. This is set in over the instep, where the lace designs are usually placed. New York Times. ABE SMALL SCHOOLS THE BEST? Students Make Better Progress at Then Than at Large Colleges. We may go even further and say that the small college has an Important advantage over the big undergraduate school as an educational institution. It is notorious that the graduate schools usually get their best students from the colleges. There are good reasons why this should be so. Though he is rarely a great man, the college professor is certainly a better trained and more ex perienced teacher than the young instructor who is left to lay the foundations in a large institution, where the time and interest of the distinguished professor are inevitably absorbed largely by the graduate school. Besides, the college student in his smaller classes gets far more out of his teacher than the too numerous university undergradu ate and is far more apt to cultivate hab its of industry and concentration. In quite another direction the many student enterprises in which he is prac tically forced by public opinion, if not by a sense of duty, to take an active part will give him a versitility and an all- round command of himself that fit him to meet almost any situation. Altogether, though his life may have been some what provincial and though he may have lacked some of the opportunities for culture offered by great centers of education and population, the graduate of the small college, if it be a good college, will usually be more than a match for his university-trained rival in general fitness. One of the strongest arguments in favor of the continued centralization of higher education is based upon the need of such extensive equipment as but very few wealthy institutions can purchase. But this argument has force only for graduate schools. So long as the col lege is content with its legitimate field-1 as an educator and does not attempt the Impossible in the way of research it can get along with a moderate library and relatively inexpensive laboratories, and in general with such a material equipment as is quite within the reach of proper college endowment. There need be no waste by unnecessary duplication if the equipment is proportioned to the actual demands of the stitntinns will often renresent an ftp- tual economy, producing more In proportion to its expenditure than the very large school for research. There will necessarily always be but a very limited number of institutions that can provide a full equipment of this nature. These few institutions will be our real universities of the future and all the others that bear the name will suffer in reputation by comparison with them. There will come finally a distinct and well understood differentiation of rank according to real importance and effectiveness, as has been the case with the German universities. New York Evening Post. HEROES IN THE WORKHOUSE. Most of the Survivors of Balaclava's Famous Charge Paupers. If republics are ungrateful, what about kingdoms? Recently it was learned quite by accident that many of the 26 survivors of the Light brigade at Balaclava were in the workhouse. Others, though not exactly in the house, were at its portals, actually In want of food and decent clothing. A fund was started for their relief, but contributions came in so slowly that the founder has been obliged to pay out of his own pocket more than twice the amount received. A collection at a smoking concert organized by a prominent athletic club in London realized 2.50. The famous charge of the Six Hundred made the name of Balaclava (it used to be Balaklava) as glorious as Thermopylae. When the magnificent renmant were gathered together Lord Cardigan said, "My men, some one has blundered!" They replied, "Never mine,my lord, we are ready to charge again If It Is your lordship's command!" And the surviving 26 are starving in England! Lord! New York Press. . She Had One Guesa. "Lady," said Meandering Mike, "de greatest pleasure dat I could find in life would be to chop some wood" for you" - - - "1 don't want any wood chopped." "Or get some water from de spring" "I've got a well right at the kitchen door. ' Or shoo de .cows in from de pasture" -. . , "I haven't any cows. We buy our milk." -' V ; Well, lady, I've made these guesses about what I could do to help you along. Now It's your turnu MM don't mind glvin you a small hint dat victuals an clothesll be party near de answer. It's a nice game, lady and I tink you're An Old Trainer Authority On Wild Beast Supremacy. Perhaps the lion is the king of beasts," said Mr. Herman Boger, the trainer and authority on wild things. "P-e-r-h-a-p-s not I am not afraid of the lion; I rule him" easily. "He does Just exactly as I tell him, grumbling a little sometimes. "When he is told to sit on his seat he sits and does not move. "But the leopard that Is different "He does as I tell him when I am watching him. "Suppose he were unchained, I would not care to turn my back to him. i "Sometimes even when my eye is upon him he makes trouble for me. , "Watch the dogs; they pay no attention to the lion, but when the leopard is unchained they are always watchingwatching for him to make trouble." Mr. Bodger knows animals well. He has taken them fresh from the jungle. It Is his fad to make the lions of Africa, the tigers of Bengal and the shifty polar bears so docile that they will obey his slightest whisper. He can hold raw meat In his hands and make a pack of em beg for It and take it only when each is called by name. Those naimals that have not been taught the lore of the jungle and Lave not felt the freedom of the hunt are not interesting to him. He wants only the wild ones that are always longing for freedom and always full of their native ferocity with all others but him. That's why he loves Puss best of all. She is the leopard. When she enters the cage she is always in a bad humor. She cuffs the panther alongside the head. She shows her teeth and growls at the dogs. She snarls at her trainer when he compels her to mount the barrel which she trundles across the cage and back again. She follows him about the ring when he distributes the meat He has to grasp her by the throat and throw her back when she Jumps for it, lest she take his hand, too, or bear him to the ground. "She is the one who cannot be broken," he said, gleefully. "She Is always the same. She obeys but she never forgets she has teeth and claws, she never forgkets that she was once wild. "She never forgets she has teeth and claws. Now and then she uses them. Would you like to hear her story?" "The lion Is called the king of beats. I think my Puss can kill any lion. "She has not done so yet "Perhaps it is because no one has given her the chance. She has killed other animals. "One day when 1 was training her in my quarters she jumped at me and my German boarhounds came to help. "What could they do? She seized one by the throat In a minute he was dead. "She turned to the other, who had been biting her. She was -too quick for him, and In a moment her teeth were in his throat "I beat her with bars big Iron bars but what did she care? She woul4 have killed others had they been there. She would have killed me had we not beaten her almost to death with the iron bars. - "It was the tiger next He was a big wild tiger, Just frgm Bengal, where he had been trapped.7 He did not like things as they were in the cage. He would show his temper at me, though he did not try to jump on me. He did not like the other animals. He caused me much trouble because he was always trying to fight He attacked Puss in Berlin at the Busoh circus. It was in the ring, where all could see. "Puss was watching him. As he jumped upon her she jumped aside. Then she sprang. Her teeth were In his throat and as he rose on his hind legs she dug her claws into his chest and clung like a bulldog. We used the bars again, but she paid no attention to them. She would not let go. She hung on with teeth and claws until the tiger gurgled and fell over, dead. 'Then came the polar bear. He was one of the best we had all but his bad temper. He did not like to do as he was told. Puss was ready, when the time came, for a quarrel. 'The bear thought it was so easy just to give this little one a cuff and send her across the cage. But Puss went at the throat again. We beat her with bars, the dogs -went at her and bit her, but she clung until she had killed him. "Ah! but the cheetah that was live ly," and the trainer's eye lit up with enthusiasm. 'The cheetah, too, is small and quick. And she, this cheetah, was not afraid. . They quarreled while we were playing in Vienna. Both were loose in the cage. They both sprang at the same time. They fought and bit each other, but Puss was quicker and Puss was better. The cheetah went with the rest She had a hole In her windpipe where Puss's teeth went, and her body was all torn up by claws." "Puss was almost beaten to death by us again, but she would not let go until the fight was over. 'The leopard Is king." St Louis Republic Prof. William Henry Holmes, who bas been appointed successor of the late Major Powell, as chief of the bureau of ethnology in the National museum at Washington, has been identified almost continuously with scientific work under the auspices of the Federal government for more than 30 years. Prior to 1873 he was connected for a short time with the Hayden geological survey In the capacity of artist, buf soon showed such executive ability and made such a thorough study of geology that for two years he was put In charge of one division of the surrey that in southwestern Col6rado.. Subsequently, under instructions from his chief, he made a special investigation of the cliff dwellings and other ancient remains, and his report on the subject added still further to his reputation. His next service was strictly geological (in the Yellowstone country), and such was the character of his share in the survey of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in 1880 and afterward. He was already becoming much interested in ethnological and archaeological matters, however, and in 1S92 determined to devote himself exclusively thereto. Among the papers which he wrote at about this time were the following: "Prehistoric Textile Fabrics of the United States," "Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley," "Origin and Development of Form and Ornament In Ceramic Art" and Textile Art in Its Relation to Form and Ornament" Between 1S89 and 1893 he was practically In charge of the bureau of whicn he is now the official chief. From 1894 to 1897 he was a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago, but In the latter year he was appointed head curator of the bureau of ethnology In Washington. He is regarded as one of tht foremost anthropologists, of the day. , A Joke that ;was no Joke wr th Chinese maniac Ah Jsl:s wo ra to Mr. T. BP. Lukens, of Pasadena, Cal., has one of the most wonderful pieces of furniture in the world a vegetable chair grown from a single seed. It came from Korea, and is 26 years old. About 1876 a gardener in Korea planted the seed of a gingko tree. In fertile soil and amid sunshine and rain the seed grew into a vine, which the gardener set about to fashion by ingenious twistings, compressions and trainings into, an arm chair. Much pruning was necessary in order to make the lower branches develop in, size and strength. The chair was carefully formed by tying the young and pliable branches together with stroung fibre ropes, and as the tree expanded the ropes held firni, even though the wood bulged all about them in knotty deformity. When a sea captain discovered the remarkable chair the Korean gardener SAVES TARGET Catching a uullet discharged from a rifle, no matter what the distance may be, seems quite an impossible feat to perform, yet it is the easiest thing one can imagine. In the past the bullets were buried and lost in big earth walls erected behind the targets; these are now replaced by an inclined surface made of sheet iron the width of the target's 'face and in length about thrice the tar get's height, the inclination end- "WELDEN'S ATTTO," A Twelve-year-old Claude Weldon, of 112 Johnson street, Brooklyn, is envied by scores of less fortunate companions of his own age, for he is the proud owner of what is called a horseless carriage by some and "Weldon's auto" by others of his playmates. Young Weldon is somewhat of a mechanical genius. He recently constructed the vehicle so that he might propel his sisters along .the smooth Pastime Notes.,- An income tax is the price of admission to a theater. Love Is still blind, so there's no use wasting gas on it. The gangway seems to-be the path that leads to political glory. No one wants to put out the female who Is ablaze with diamonds. A man of high berth Is one who occupies an "upper" in a sleeping car. - When a man barely misses the last train he experiences a feeling goneness. There is something funny about a rabbit's tall probably because brevity is the soul' of wit-o---' -'-rT - A cold is & good deal like a street car. A nz-i e3 tlTrrys cztzhH wir3 ts Grand Island Route Double Daily Service FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS ON NIGHT TRAINS. For Information or RitM, call poi er surest Agent, or S. M. ADSIT, O. P. A., ST. JOSEPH. Ma TOUCHING VARIED TOPICS. Senator Tillman should he made president of the new pitchfork trust. Toledo Blade. Harry Tracy was hardly off the earth before they had him on the stage. Du-loth News-Tribune. Coal can now be bought in small, quantities in Boston at $10 a ton by' those who have money to burn. Bos-' ton Globe. ' Mr. Schwab has much to be thankful for in the fact that nervous prostration is not as prostrating as perityplitis. Anaconda (Mont.) Standard. Boss Croker' aephew, chief of the New York fire department, win now be able to realize what it means to be put out. St Louis Globe-Democrat. Texas has the lowest death rate and highest birth rate of any state in the union. The crop of home-produced Tex-ans is never a failure. Galveston News. That Indiana banker who gave the woman who saved his life a silk handkerchief evidently considered that it wiped out the trifling obligation.- Cleveland Plaindealer. Sophisticated: The waiter girl knew a thing or two about etiquette, so she sniffed scornfully as she said: "It's not our custom to serve a knife with pie." "No?" remarked the patron, in surprise; "then bring me an axe." Ex, A HEW FAST THflUl Between St. Louis and Kansas City and OKLAHOMA CITY. WICHITA, DENISON, SHERMAN, DALLAS, FORT WORTH And principal points In Texas and the South-West. This train is new throughout and Is made up of the finest equipment, provided with electric lights and all other modern traveling conveniences. It runs via our now completed Red River Division. . Every appliance known to modern ear ball ding and railroading has been employed In the make-up of this serrioe, including Cafe Observation Caro, under the management of Fred. Harrer. Full information as to rates and all details of s trip via this new route will- be cheerfully furnished, upon application, by any representative of the There is scarcely any condition of Ul-healtl that is not benefited by the occasional use of aRIfAN Tabnle. For sale by Droa gtsts. The Five-Cent packet is enough tov -an ordinary occasion. The family bottle. 60 cents, contains supply for a year. A word to the pretty girls between the ages of sixteen and "twenty: You are pretty not because you are superior to others, but because you are young. A cow wearing a bell can make a lot of trouble in a neighborhood. After she Jies down at night, and begins flghUn insects, her bell goe toangety-bang until morning. u M When a man runs away on the eve of his marriage, It Is always said that "the bride was prostrated." Why not tell iSe!Snd,8ay fehe nted a chance to get at him? - When two people who became est.-ed, quarreled, drifted apart, todiiw. ned some one elee, met after laiiMoi years, each on a tn thinv in iiTrT- rT Uhe other. "What a narrow r T wtai Atchison Globe. , " . The best thing that can happen; to a man over 50 to to find a Aan w tPmik, vi hen he will have enough sense to ears The Foung Things these daw S a five-pound box of candy. thoJkt?2 ws ne4 to tawriref. p ieSSfw?T candy iitart with a 3- ---- - 7 a " s & -gr" K A S B A y cuffs. Sometimes this is cut deeper, extending to within a few inches of the elbow. Then below the close-fitting band the puff droops in fanciful effect, according to the manner in which it is shirred. One very pretty sleeve shows the snug upper part extending well below the elbow and so sharply curved on the inside that it is exactly elbow-length by the time the semi-circle is complet ed at the back. At this point there is tacked on a bow of velvet ribbon with long loops and ends. The puff, emerg ing from the upper part is composed of chiffon sherred in three rows, then gathered into a waist-band of embroidered cloth. Another smart design is stitched di rectly up the back, with the seams overlapping about two inches. The up per side of the seam, which is slightly stiffened to insure its standing erect. is faced with white panne velvet the sleeve being black and stitched with black silk. About and below the elbow three and four large cut steel buckles, Many of the smartest sleeves are seen upon shirt-waist suits oi veLvet ana velveteen which are not only smart, but about the most serviceable dress one could have, excepting the tailor-made gown. MAUDE GRIFFIN. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. For a dressing try one part breadcrumbs, one part raw potato chopped, fine, one part raw onion chopped and fried in the quantity of butter to be used in the dressing. Pour the onion after cooking over the bread and potato. Season with salt and pepper. The bread should be soaked In cold water until it will crumble. Use no more water in the dressing. Put the mixture in the fowl loose. Any dressing that is left over, put in a saucer and set in the roaster and cook as long as the meat. Excellent for duck, but good with any fowl or meat. Lemon pie: Pour one cupful of boiling milk over one cupful of bread crumbs and let stand until cool; add the juice of one lemon, the beaten yolks of two eggs, and one cupful of sugar; stir well, turn into a round tin lined with a lower crust, and bake until firm. Beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, add two tablespoonfuls of confectioners' sugar, spread it roughly over the pie and brown lightly in the oven. Vegetable roast: Three cupfuls of flour, one cupful of oil. Fry in a frying-pan until a nice brown, then add two cupfuls of water and one cupful of chopped vegetables. Mix well together and roll up in a lump. Make a dressing as you would for a flesh roast. Spread out the meat and inclose the dressing. Put in the oven and bake to a nice brown, basting with a gravy made of oil and browned flour and water. Rye muffins: Sift together one cup ful of rye flour, one cupful of white flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking pow der, two teaspoonfuls of sugar and one- half teaspoonful of salt; add one des sertspoonful of molasses mixed with one beaten egg, and one cupful of milk, Fill hot greased gem pans, two-thirds full and bake in a hot oven. Stewed tomatoes and mushrooms on toast: Put two cupfuls of cooked to matoes into a saucepan, add one cup- ! fuAof. cn?eJ SSS: of a cupful of bread crumbs, one table- spoonful of butter and pepper and salt to taste. Cook gently for 10 minutes and serve on squares of buttered toast Pumpkin honey: Wash and cut up the pumpkin and place it out of doors to rreeze, wnen frozen tie it in a cheese-cloth, bag and hang It over a preserving kettle in a warm room. As It thaws, press out the juice. To each pint of juice add one-half cupful of "ff. "irS 2 peel. Pumpkin butter: Cut and stew the pumpkin as for pies. When tender, press through a colander, return to the fire, add one-fourth as much sugar as pumpkin; cinnamon and ginger to taste, and a little salt. Cook quite thick; place In cans and seal. A good dressing Is made by using the soft part of bread only. Break it up In small pieces or crumb it as you prefer. Season with salt, pepper and sage. Moisten entirely with melted butter. A delicious dressing. Lemon juice rubbed over the skin is said to be a good whitener. It roughens some complexions, and after trying It rosewater and glycerin or some other healing lotion should be put on the face. When the sun has irritated or inflamed the skin, use the following preparation twice each day: Powdered borax, one-half ounce; glycerin, one ounce; carbonate of soda, one ounce; milk, one pint ' - A bunch of the pretty, slender-necked Chiantl Coutes, with their twisted straw covers and handles, helped to make a very effective wall corner in a dining room, noted lately. They were hung diagonally on the wall and connected by a strand of twisted grain. Just across the wall angle a couple of Indian basket plaques and a bamboo flower helped to brighten an otherwise dark and sombre bit of walL . - f . ' -- ' , " Comparatively few . Lor: : keepers New York letter: Fur is I so indispensible an item of fashion that it must be in cluded in every smart wardrobe this year, if only in a touch of trimming. In the latter guise it is ex- tremely effective, lending at the same time elegance and warmth to gowns worn without wraps, A glimpse at many of the frocks , which will be worn at the Horse show next week reveals the fact that fur will certainly be the trimming par excel-! lence at the exhibition. The new ef- fects are mainly employed and com bined with laces and appliques in the most incongruous and exquisite fashion. One of the smartest of the gowns which will be worn is developed in rich blue cloth with close-flitting skirt trimmed with seemingly numberless little bands of chinchillas. A flounced effect is gained by a very full flare at the ! bottom of the skirt with the bands of : fur stitched on in eraduated stvle. At the back the fulness Is gathered into two inverted box plaits whose effect is maintained to the very end of the demi- train The bodice is laid in tiny box plaits at the back and these are piped with tiniest cords of blue silk. At the belt-line the waist is cut round and short at the back, but lengthens at the front until Just a wee bit of a Marie Antoinette Dip is gained. The effective feature of the bodice, however, is the arrangement of the vest. This is composed of white chiffon laid over a foundation of erea-whlte satin and embroidered in light' blue and pale yellow designs, the borders of which are outlined with the most delicate of chenille threads in black and white to produce the effect of chinchillas. The wide box plaits which turn away from the vest are appliqued with me-dalllans of heavy guipure and these bold in place tiny bunches of fur tails. These same little ornaments complete the decoration scheme around the brim of a deep blue French felt hat, supplements by an immense ostrich plume. An unusual fashion, yet an elegant one. Is shown in a gown composed entirely of mink-skins. Eight hundred of the little animals were sacrificed to satisfy this demand of by Lady Modish, but when it is considered that she accompanies the demand with a check for 110,000 something of the worth of minks even when sold in large numbers may be Imagined. Black gowns, too, go well with chinchillas, while brown is reserved with green for the sables. Ermine Is used in large quantities upon evening wraps and dresses, but generally speaking the more familiar furs are restricted to linings. Collars and cuffs of sable upon wraps of cloth or velvet are a splendid recourse for the woman who can ill afford an entire fur garment. Combined with heavy Dutch and Russian laces they are particularly smart for street wear, while the points and finer laces are employed for more formal occasions. However elegant the fur, it is seldom that it is used alone as a trimming this season. There is no abatement for the luxurious craze for combinations and all sorts of rich materials are associated to satisfy this vogue. The result of the strain put upon the furriers ingenuity to supply new designs shows well this season, not in that they have found new animals, but rather because they have treated so usirthe matertaTs at tElTdta- posal. For Instance, there is displayed in utra-smart shops what the inexperienced would call a new dark sable, so pretty Is the coloring and soft the fur, but in reality this Is no more or less than the dear little squirrel skin of old, dyed a rich brown. It is much used as a trimming and for short jackets. In the latter style It la not infrequently appliqued with rich brocades and trimmed with an other, a lighter fur, SiSSS hM-ooa pro against Imitation exceptionally well, even considering the, electric counter-felt, there has come out this winter a new effect so amazing in its imitation that even experts have been baffled by it. The very shade of the roots has been duplicated and In consequence the demand for real sealskin has been lessened. The skin used for the counterfeit is musquash, a fur which also lends itself to the Imitation of moleskin, sable and Russian beaver. - Gold is making a vigorous reappearance in the embroideries used with fur, fur coatees, boleros and long wraps . ihowing delightful notes of the richly effective decoration. The drooping trimming which has been the distinguishing "rear-end" feature of fashionable hats during the fall in gradually disappearing. Fashion's elite will not tolerate a mode that becomes universal and the new effects In headgear which show entirely their outline are a relief to the eye as well as a triumph of artistic taste. Some of the new turbans are com- - posed of moleskin, squirrel, ermine and chinchilla ornamented with military braid; others depend upon the natural beauty of the fur for their effect unless relieved by a pompon of chiffon or of ostrich feathers. They come in a new rounded shape with rather high crown that la strikingly becoming to oval . faces. ' '" - No feature of fashion Is subject to as "many and as frequent , variations as sleeves. , There la no discontinuance of the eenerous allowance-below the el- . bow, but the newest designs introduce -y jESYeltias in the -way cf xaaklaj TO I dfeS j was out In the sun cutting the chair loose from the earth, for at last it had finished its growth and was ready to adorn the interior of his shack. In all his wanderings the captainr- had never before seen a man harvesting chairs. After much dickering aiW persuasion the native was induced to part with his specimen of garden furniture. The chair weighs more than 100 pounds ,and is even harder, sturdier and more imperishable than oak. It is three or four feet in height and 25 inches in width, and some of the knots that formed between the binding ropes are 21 inches in circumference. The bark has been removed, and the surface, which is golden brown in color, has taken a fine polish, and, in spite of its look of lumpy antagonism, it is quite as comfortable as the conventional factory-made chair. It is a solid mass of nature growth, where branches have coiled and curved and intertwined. BULLETS. ing at its lower part in a spiral. The bullet passing through the target strikes against the inclined surface without doing the least damage, and is compelled to follow the downward course, which gradually breaks the velocity of the bullet, so that when it arrives at the end of the spiral it drops exhausted, so to speak, back to the receiving channel. The bullets so caught can, by remelt-ing, be used again. BOY'S VEHICLE. pavement In Lawrence street, near his home. Claude furnishes power to the home-made automobile by pushing It from behind with a- stout stick, which he fits into a hole in the rear of the floor of the wagon. "The boys," said claude a few days ago, "think that my wagon is the real thing. They call it 'Claude's auto.' Some day, when I get to be a man, I'm gomg to build a real automobile." doesn't want it. . ? Any man who loudly asserts that he can take a drink or let it alone seldom allows It to get .lonesome. , - In most cases it isn't what the young man earns that makes him rich; it's what the old man saved. The new office boy knows more about running a business at the end of his first week than his boss will ever know. When an American heiress refuses to wed a nobleman it may be that she can-slders herself a little too rich .'for bis blood. - . .'..-A':-4;-.:-j. Old Noah was a great ball player. He pitched the ark without and within, and later In the game he pet Csrm c-tafj. . - .1

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