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    Cleopatra Not a Vamp;
Was Model Housewife
Egyptian women’s costumes in the
¥ays of King Tut-Ankh-Amen actual-
ly resembled “ill-fitting nightgowns”
more than anything else, and their
famous “vamps” were nothing more
model housewives, Arthur Weig-
formerly inspector general of
tian antiquities, told an audience
in Minneapolis the other day, says
khe Minneapolis Journal.
{| Weigall was with Howard Carter on
fhe expedition which discovered the
tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amen, and
Rola of the discoveries as he saw
| He verbally painted the early
Bgyptians as a “fascinating and pic-
Buresque people, a young people filled
gvith the joy of living.
| “There never was a more mistaken
ldea than that Cleopatra was a
¥amp,” Weigall sald. “She was just
a little bit of a soul, and in this day
would be considered too domestic.
She thought she was married to
Julius Caesar, and later on she also
thought she was the wife of Mark
Antony. But she learned eventually,
that she was the wife of neither, and
from the most reliable sources we
learn she was terribly shocked at the
duplicity of these two men.
“I Insist she was a model house-
wife because she had a family of six
children and was devoted to them.
“As for the kind of costumes that
ure called ‘King Tut’ today, they were
unknown at that time. Women's cos-
tumes then were positively hideous.
Women today would not wear tkem,
and, if they did, would probably land
in jail.”
Evidence of Prehistoric
; People Found in Desert
IL was last fall that “The Vast Un-
known,” a region of mystery in Utah,
was explored for the first time by an
expedition of the National Geographic
society in charge of Neil M. Judd of
the department of American anthropol-
ogy of the National museum. Mr. Judd
and his assistants spent two months in
complete isolation in this unknown sec-
oft of Se $2: that time they
pot gee a single wild animal and
Qnly frags of tung beings were
mains of prehistoric Indian
Through signs laced on the rocks
Routh: of ¥ ER 486 by ancient In-
diane, Mr. Judd was enabled to find
trails over many difficult places. A
number of habitations of prehistoric
people were found in canyons,
The present Indians have a horror of
the locality and tell many strange
tales about it. It is a country of rare
beauty to those who appreciate desert
scenery. Mr. Judd describes the sand-
stone as varying in color from a light
yellow to a blood red, and the shadows
in the canyon range from hazy blue to
deep purple, with occasional patches
of green marking the rare vegetation.
~Detroit News.
Reassuring “Miss Jones”
As they boarded the train they haa
every look of being a bridal couple.
The young man carefully escorted the
young woman to a seat, while the in-
terested passengers smiled indulgent-
Then, extending his hand to the
supposed bride, he said, in a very
loud voice, “Well, Miss Jones, the
train is about to pull out, I wish you
a very pleasant journey,” and, doffing
his hat, he hurried off the train.
But the young woman seemed
nervous. By and by she called the
porter, and in a whisper gave him
some mysterious message. He came
back in a moment and said in a voice
audible to every one: “Yo’ all right,
ma'am, He's in de smokin’ compart-
ment.”—Harper’s Magazine,
Not a Crime, a Miracle
It was very cold, but still the angler
sat patiently by the side of the stream,
waiting for the bite that did not come,
An aged man approached and took
up a strategic position behind him.
“Are these private waters, my man?”
asked the angler, looking over his
The aged man shook his head,
“No,” he said.
“Then it won't be a crime if 1
land a fish?’ pursued the sportsman.
Again the aged man shook his head,
till his gray locks fluttered in the
he said. “It would be a
Force of Habit
A minister, as an illustration of ex:
treme embarrassment, tells of a strap-
ping big fellow who brought his de-
mure young fiancee to the church par-
sonage for matrimonial purposes.
“According to my usual custom,”
says the minister, “I turned to the
bridegroom at a certain point in the
ceremony and said, ‘John, this is your
lawfully wedded wife.
“In the excitement of the occasion
John turned awkwardly in the direc-
tion of his newly acquired life-mate
and stammered, ‘I'm pleased to meet
you.’ ”
Scientists and the Child
Thomas A. Edison said in a recent
interview :
“A scientist's mind is like a child's.
It asks all sorts of ridiculous and im-
possible questions, then answers them.
“The scientist confronts every
phenomenon as the little boy con-
fronted the fat man at dinner. Study-
ing the fat man's stomach carefully,
he said:
“Ig your tum-tum go big because
you eat so much, or do you eat #0
much because your tum-tum is SO
——— ———
| Rickelow Is Substitute
Durban is a pleasant town, much
frequented in summer by pleasure
Mackenzie in the World Traveler
clean and wide. They were planned
when twelve or sixteen oxen were
everywhere used for transport and the
streets had to be wide enough to allow
of the teams turning around.
Now, of course, there are excellent
electric cars and private motors may
be hired for journeys out of the town, ;
but taxicabs, as we know them, hardly
exist. Their place is taken by rick-
shaws, drawn by Zulus—men of mag-
nificent physique, gayly decorated with
feathers, colored cloth, bracelets, beads
and horns,
They run barefoot and often have
part of their legs whitewashed so that
they appear to be wearing stockings. I
was told, however, that the lives of
these men in the town is often tragi-
cally short. They take little care of
themselves and after running for miles
in the blazing sun will sit down in the
shade to cool, when they easily catch
a chill that may prove fatal.
Riding in a rickshaw provides a
pleasant, wavy sensation, and gives
one a satisfying feeling of superiority
——— et es
Britain Has Smallest
Cathedral in the World
The smallest cathedral in Great
Britain, and possibly the smallest in '
the world, is the cathedral of the dio- |
cese of Argyle and the Isles, situated
on an island in the Firth of Clyde. It
provides accommodation for only 100
St. Asaph cathedral, too, is notably
small, but in the commanding beauty
of its site it yields to none of the great-
er cathedrals, except, perhaps, that of
In the middle of the vale of Clwyd,
which stretches from Ruthin to Dhyl,
stands a ridge forming a kind of back-
bone to the valley, washed on the east
by the River Clwyd and on the west
by the River Elwy. On this ridge is
perched St, Asaph cathedral.—London
Light on the Subject
Five electric signs on Broadway in
New York make use of nearly 36,000
incandescent lamps, or more electric
lamps than were yged In the entire
United States in 1881, two years after |
Edison brought out his first incandes- |
cent lamp, Three of these five premier i
signs which help to spread the fame
of Broadway are theatrical announce-
ments. The fourtn is an automobile
tire advertisement. The fifth and
largest Jpf all is a chewing gum sign,
in the operation of which 19,000 lamps
are used. It is abundant testimony to
the progress of the electrical industry
five greatest electric signs consume
but 890 kilowatts of current, or only
one-quarter of that required for the
lamps burned in the United States in
1881. Moreover, the volume of light
which they give is twice as great.
Wined Out of His Mine
Dick Wick Hall in the Salome
(Ariz.) Sun says: Saleratus Bill With-
ers has just got back from New York
where he went to sell his mine. Bill
says when they saw his rich ore they
wined him and dined him and wim-
mined him and signed him up on some
dotted lines so fast and artistically
that he don’t remember yet just what
he ate or drank or whether he is mar-
ried or sold his mine or not, so he’s
just waiting and wondering who got
beat—but he says he don’t care much
so long as he is back here again with
the other burros because New York is
a hell of a place for a white man to
have to try to live and no wonder
most of them is erazy back there.
Three Buils
“William Butler Yeats, the Irish
poet who has received the Nobel
prize,” said a publisher, “is a col-
lector of Irish bulls.
“One of his bulls concerns a poli-
ticlan who warned his audience:
“‘I warn you, friends, that my re-
marks will be pointed to the verge
of bluntness.’
“Another bull concerns a priest who
said sadly in a sermon:
“This is a wretched world. We
never strew flowers on a man’s grave
till after he’s dead.
“And a third bull concerns a Bel-
fast parson who prayed:
“‘We thank Thee for this spark
of grace; water it, Lord!”
An Irishman who was signing arti-
cles on board a ship began to write
his name with his right hand, then,
changing the pen to his left hand, fin-
ished it.
“So you can write with either hand,
Pat,” said the officer. .
“Yis, sor,” replied Pat, “When I was
a boy me father (rist his soul) always
sald to me: ‘Pat, learn to cut yer fin-
ger nails wid yer left hand, for some
day you might lose your right.’ ”
A Sad Ending
“I hope that’s a nice book for you to
read, darling,” said a conscientious
mother to her engrossed schoolgirl
“Oh, yes, mummy,” sald Miss Thir.
teen. “It's a lovely book, but I don’t
think you would like it. It's so sad at
the end.”
“How Is it sad, darling?”
“Well, she dies, and he has to go
back to his wife.”
for Taxicab in Durban
seekers from Johannesburg, says G. B.
The principal streets are
unknown to the owner of a paltry |
| Wife Regretted Giving
Old Letter to Spouse
| The man’s mother had given the
man’s wife a love letter which she
found hidden away in a mass of old
papers. It had been written to the man
when he was a boy and the writer was
his sweetheart, aged fifteen years.
! The man’s mother laughed when she
handed it to the man’s wife, and the
man’s wife laughed when she handed
i t to the man.
But the man did not laugh.
“Aha,” said the wife in her merry
way, ‘‘see how the past rises up against
The man took the letter and slowly
unfolded it and softly read it aloud:
| “Dearest boy,” he read, “I'm afraid
, you are mad at me because I walked
| with Johnnie Nicholson yesterday to
| school, but it wasn’t my fault at all.
| You know I love you, dearest boy. a
| thousand million times more than I
could love Johnnie, and when you look
cross at me it breaks my heart. Ain't
you going to take me to the school pic-
ni¢ Saturday—'cause if you don’t I
can’t go. I cried when I wrote this—
that’s why it's spotted. Don’t make
me cry any more, dearest boy.”
The man looked at the letter for
pushing to the front is tact, and tact
‘has no quotient in the unintelligent in-
some time. His gaze softened and he
“That wgs the real thing,” he mur-
| mured, and he carefully folded the lei-
ter and turned away.
And then the man’s wife was sorry
she had given the letter to the man.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
' Cartoon in Punch Aided
Wilkie Collins to Fame
Wilkie Collins was the son of Wii-
fiam Collins, a successful landscape
painter, and was brought up in com-
fort. After school at Highbury the
family went to Italy for three years, a
useful part of the experience of a fu-
ture novelist. On return to England
Wilkie was articled to the tea trade,
and later graduated in law, being
called to the bar in 1849, but he soon
abandoned this for letters.
A life of his father was more noted
for its anecdote than for its literary
finish. Other books followed, and his
reat success came in 1860, with “The
oman in White.” There were feeble
imitations on all sides, with women of
all thg golors of the rainbow rushing
into a
Pufich Paid the book an inimitable
tribute in which an absorbed stout man
tur; ed, startled at the question from
4 woman in night attire: “And pray,
| Mr. Tompkins, how much longer are
delta to this day.—Detroit News.
| you going to sit up with that ‘Woman
in White’?”
Collings was henceforth hailed a mas
ter in his own craft, highly pald and
the idol of thousands of readers. His
skill in titles was no mean asset, as
in “No Name,” “The Frozen Deep,”
“The Moonstone,” “Blind Love,” and
“The Dead Secret.”—Toronto Globe.
that the 36,000 lamps in Broadway's |
Memorial Stamps for 1926
Uncle Sam will travel to Philadel
phia for designs for a series of me-
morial postage stamps. They will be
issued in 1926 to commemorate 150
years of independence.
It is surmised that there will be at
least three new designs—a 1-cent, a
2-cent and a 5-cent stamp.
One of these postage stamps, which
will be sold by millions that year, will
show Independence hall. Another will
have upon it the Liberty bell.
For the third a replica of the paint-
ing showing the signers of the Decla-
ration has been suggested.
If left for Philadelphia to choose
this city could name something better
than that picture, which on a postage
stamp would be too small.—Philadel-
phia Inquirer.
From the Bottom Up
A young man just back from col
lege was dispensing his newly ac-
quired wisdom to a crowd of his
townsmen, most of whom were old-
er than himself,
“We all have to begin at the bot:
tom and go up,” he observed, sagely.
“Yes,” agreed Bob Markham, a droll,
flliterate fellow, standing at the ouster
edge of the crowd. “We begin at the
bottom of everything 'cept one.”
“What's that, Bob?” demanded the
“Diggin’ a well.”—HEverybody’s.
Mixed Titles
A high school boy asked a librariag
for a copy of “Veins and Adenoids,” A
search through books on physiology
failed to reveal any such title. He was
asked if he knew the author, and re-
plied, “Why, Shakespeare, I guess.” It
was discovered he wanted “Venus and
Adonis.” This is comparable to the
woman who wanted “She Sat in the
Wood Box"—which was found to be
“The Satinwood Box.”
A Speed Artist
Mike was engaged to do a job ot
painting for Mr. Smith. After a while
he came in, saying the job was com-
pleted, and asked for his money.
“But, Mike, I wanted two coats on
that building. I'll pay you after the
second coat,” said Smith,
“You've got it,” said Mike. “I mixed
the first coat with the paint for the
second and put on both coats at the
same time. Speed is my motto.”
“Then I'm to tell the firm,” the bill
collector said, making a memorandum
in his book, “that you'll probably set-
tle the account next week?”
“Well, I'd hardly put it like that*
answered the other, hesitating}v.
“ ‘Probably’ is a pretty strong word.
Better make it ‘possibly.’ ”
| telligent tests.
lt Takes More Than
Cleverness to Succeed
Success is not easy to define. It
may mean the utmost development of
one’s talents and capacities. It mey
mean the attainment of specific ends
and the achievement of specific tasks.
Not uncommonly it means simply ac-
quisition—the collection of property
and the gathering of riches or the
gaining of some other prominence.
Frequently when we speak of sue-
cess we have in mind the success of a
man of business who has climbed to
a position of eminence and responsi-
bility and who has as a consequence
come into the possession of some
“measure of wealth,
Pluck is an element of success
which may be possessed to a remark-
able degree by one whose responses
to a lot of puzzling questions might
even put him in the moron class. The
same is true of the element of perse-
verance which explains why a good
many plodding workers finally get
ahead in the world. Perseverance im-
plies patience and patience is not
much of an asset when it comes to
making instantaneous replies to a
stop-watch questionnaire. In the same
category of qualities that are helpful in
About all that these
tests reveal is the relative degree of
one's cleverness, and it takes a whoie
lot besides cleverness to succeed.— '
Philadelphia Bulletin. :
Oldest Bird Drawings
Found in Spanish Cities
The oldest known figures of birds
were discovered a few years ago on the
walls of some of the limestone caverns
in southern Spain, the work of men of
the Stone age who lived in these shel-
ters some 25,000 years ago. There are,
among the drawings some obvious
flamingos and others that may be
geese or ducks. In the new world the
ancient Mayas of Central America had
a very highly developed civilization
when the white men arrived and had
reached a high pitch of skill in draw-
ing and carving in wood or stone.
Some of their figures of the great
doped owl are remarkably skillful
and lifelike,
writing, used many figures of birds
that were familiar to them. These fig-
ures were, of course, much convention-
alized, but many can be identified.
Some of these are the vulture, swallow,
sparrow, sparrow hawk, pintail duck,
ibis—all familiar species in the Nile
Submarine Thawing
The use of electricity for thawin
frozen water pipes in ¢ity houses
undertaking in this relation was the
application not so long ago of the
process to a six-inch submarine main,
1,700 feet in length, connecting North
Brother Island with New York city.
When an ordinary water pipe is to
be thawed both ends are cut and the
passage of a comparatively small
electric current through the resistant
pipe metal generates sufficient heat to
melt the ice in the pipe. Although
the same general plan was followed
with the frozen submarine main, all
the conditions were so difficult that
it took five days of applying powerful
electric currents and of a constant
pumping with a pressure of eighty
pounds to do the work,
She Was an Expert
“Julia, do you know what love is?"
The lovesick man put the question !
mn an intense voice.
“Yes,” replied the fair maid, firmly.
“But do you really know?” he asked
again. “Have you ever been the object
of a love undying as the sun, as all-
pervading as the air, as wonderful and
sparkling as the stars? Have you ever
loved and been loved like that, Julia?”
In an agony of suspense he waited
Zor her reply.
“Have 1?” she presently murmured
dtaring thoughtfully into the glowing
fire, “If you will come up into our box-
room I can show you a trunk full of
letters and three albums full of photo-
graphs, and in my jewel case are sev-
eral engagement rings.”—Philadelphia
Big Supply of Admirals
Much prestige attaches to high po-
sitions in France and there is much
comment on a peculiar situation that
has developed under the reduction of
naval armament, France having seven
first-class battleships, but eighty-six
admirals and rear admirals on the ace
tive list for duty. The only situation
like it is in Mexico, says the Ohio
State Journal, where in the present
rebellion six generals were assigned
to a command of seven hundred sol-
diers, a reserve force that was moving
toward the battle ground, but France
hopes to work her way out of her situ-
ation with no loss of dignity.
Furriner, Probably
A traveler in the Northwest eyed
his seatmate for a while and then
asked waere he was from.
“What's that, podner?”
The interlocutor pondered over this
for a while and then suggested:
“You no spik Inglis?”
Might Help Some
“You are the sixth girl,” a widower
complained, “to whom I have pro-
posed without avail.
“Well,” the girl answered, “maybe if
you wear one when making your seve
enth you'll have better luck.”
The Egyptians, in their heiroglyphie
eee EE I SE EHD Sr
‘no longer uncommon, bu ES unusuai
Noted Pirate Besieged
Cities of West Indies
Henry Morgan, one of the most fa-
rious of buccaneers, when a young
boy was kidnaped in the streets of
Bristol—it is claimed that he came of
a good English family—and was sold
as an indentured servant to some col-
onists in Barbados. When his time
had expired he made his way to Ja-
maica and soon fell in with the buec-
caneers who infested that isiand. Be-
fore very long he became the captain
of a ship.
At first he seems to have had but
moderate fortune. He took part in
several raids, but did not rise to prom-
inence until he joined forces with
Mansfield—the first of the buccaneers
who succeeded in rallying enough pi-
rates under one command to make
himself formidable to fortified coast
towns. Morgan became his principal
lisutenant and when his chief died he
bacame the acknowledged leader of
the buccaneers.
In June, 1568, when he was thirty-
three years old, Morgan collecteql a
fleet of nine or ten small ships and
perhaps 400 men. With them he at-
tacked Puerto Bello and wrote his
name alongside that of Sir Francis |
Drake in the records of Englishmen
whom the Spaniards feared and hated.
—Delroit News,
Prehistoric Canals Found
in Meade County, Kansas |
Digging away with gouges and pad-
dles, probably made of buffalo bones, |
prehistoric men, who lived in Meade
and Clark counties, Kansas, skillfully
constructed great artificial embank-
ments which diverted the waters of |
Four Mile creek through an ancient
That's the conclusion of a field party
that spent several days in the late |
spring of 1920 examining one of the
ancient channels. The builders of
these ancient artificial waterways evi-
dently possessed engineering skill of |
no mean order, as some of their cuts,
fills and meanders on sloping ground
abundantly prove.
When running along the face of a
declivity at right angles to the slope
they invariably piled the excavated | |
dirt on the lower side. The earth
doubtless was transported by means
of wicker baskets or in sacks made of
rawhide. The ruins antedate the com-
ing of the Spaniards by hundreds of
years, possibly a thousand or more.
Those canal builders probably lived
In low, one-story peublos. Moundlike
| ruins still are visible in Beaver coun-
ty, Oklahoma, just across the state
tifie, and in the vicinity of the canals
jin Kansas.—Detroit News.
Aerial Forest Paiiol
Many persons will remember when
the pilot and passenger on an airplane
were obliged to sit on the edge of
'a wing with their feet hanging in
space. The newest form of cabin is
very luxurious, both in the machines
used for passenger travel and those
! flown for scientific work. The entire
forward end of the cabin is enclosed
in glass, with broad windows reaching |
to the floor, so that the pilot and
others can look out in all directions
: while seated in comfortable chairs.
This form of airplane is used by the
government in forest patrol work and
for aerial photography. The camera
or instruments used are mounted In
this bay window, so that they can
command an uninterrupted sweep of
the horizon. From any seat in the
cabin of such an airplane a marvelous
view of the landscape may be en-
A Bad Case
Major Pelham St. George Bissell !
told a new-rich story at a dinner of
the Society of Colonial Wars in New
“A new-rich,” he said, “went to a
manicure’s, spread his terrible paws
out on her table and asked;
“‘Can you do anything with these
here, lady?
“The young girl turned the new-
rich’s hands thig way and that dis-
dainfully with an orange-stick, and
then she said:
“Yes, I think I can, but first you
must go to a doctor and get these
cracks stitched up. Surgery isn’t in
my line.”
Timely Warning
“He dances beautifully,” sighed the
impressionable girl,
“Take my advice,” answered Miss
Cayenne, “and don’t deprive society of
his accomplishment. It would be a
shame for him to get married and have
to stay home nights.”
Give Her Time
Rastus—Ah wants a divorce. Dat
woman jes’ talk, talk, talk, night an’
day. Ah cain’t get no rest and dat
talk am drivin’ me crazy.
Young Lawyer—What does she talk
Rastus—She doan’ say.—Life.
Can He Keep Her There?
Gentleman wishes room and board
with garage space for wife in refined
private home; meals for himself when
in town. Specify terms and location
in reply. References. P 43.—Waut
Ad in the Memphis Commercial Ap-
“Pardon me, professor, but last
night your daughter accepted my pro-
posal of marriage. I have called this
morning to nsk if there is any insan-
ity In your family.”
“There must Le.”—Yale Record.
ET —
| Plants Grow Toward
Light Unless Blinded
A house plant grows toward the
light, and if the pots are turned about
so that the leaves face away from the
window, it takes only a day or two for
them to screw themselves around once
more into nearly their old positions.
If now one looks carefully for the
Joints where this bending is done, he
sees at once that nearly all stalks have
two. At the bottom of each leaf stalk,
where it joins the twig, there is .a
spot of soft, bright. green tissue, which
is one joint. Then, at the other end
of the stalk, where it joins the leaf,
there is likely to be still another. One
sees this easily in the bean. The leaf,
as a whole, has one of these joints be-
tween leaf stalk and stem. Then each
of the three leaflets has one of its
own, between itself and the common
leaf stalk. So, too, the three leaflets
of the clover move, each by itself, by
means of such a joint.
Curiously, however, as has been dis-
covered only lately, these bright green
| Spots are not simply the joints of the
| leaf; they are also Its eyes. It has
been found that if the spots are cov-
ered with black paper, the plant be-
| comes blind, so that it no longer turns
its leaves toward the light. But, if
the rest of the leaf and its stalk are
| covered, and only the joints left ex-
| posed, then the leaves turn as usual.
{ Moreover, not only light, but also pin-
| pricks, acids, electric shocks and heat,
| applied at these joints, will cause the
leaf to move.—St. Nicholas Magazine.
Vartheaginians Taught
Romans to Build Roads
The Roman empire was intersected
by roads constructed principally be-
tween the Second and Fourth centu-
ries after Christ. These highways
| varied in width from 8 to 15 feet, and
| were almost universally built in
straight lines without regard to grade,
' probably because the use of beasts of
burden as the chief means of transport
| made the preservation of the level am
' affair of minor importance. Soldiers,
| slaves and criminals were employed im:
' the construction of these highways,
the durability of which is shown by
the fact that, in some cases, they have
, Sustained the traffic of 2,000 years
! without material injury.
The Roman forum is sald to have
| been the point of convergence of 24
' roads, which, with branches, had a to-
tal length of 52,004 Roman miles. The
Romans are said to have learned the
“art of road building from the Cafttha-.
ginians,—Adventure Magazine.
“Grads” Feed Students
A college town in western New
fork, where nearly everybody goes to
| the institution, presents some star-
fice incongruities. About a third of
the restaurants are run by college
: graduates, and it is a common thing to
see an ad in the papers like, “Eat at
Bugs Burgess’ restaurant, A. C. Bur-
| gess, '16, manager,
On one street is an ice cream par-
lor whose proprietor has just received
, his degree of doctor of philosophy.
Professors come in and discuss the
winter habits of the Bastidiospore,
while the proprietor stands by im
white apron.
Of course no customer can inter-
rupt such a discussion, but must wait
until the Ph. D. is through before he
orders his nut sundae.—New York Sun
and Globe.
Rare Sea Shell
In a specially provided case in the
foyer of the American Museum of
Natural History, there was exhibited
| recently for the first time one of the.
| most highly prized cone shaped shells:
ever found in the world. According:
to scientific authorities, it is properly"
called “The Glory of the Sea.”
It is about five inches in length, of"
peculiarly slender appearance, grace--
ful proportions, and has a tapering"
spire. It suggests an unfolding rose-
bud. The ground color is pale ivory,
overlaid with a mosaic of thousands.
of triangular figures ranging from an.
eighth of an inch to almost micro-
scopical size. These triangles are out--
lined in chrome yellow or deep chest--
nut brown.
A Sure Sign
An old darky who made his Hw
ing, as he said, “by takin’ in white--
washin’, floor cleanin’ and perticular-
jobs,” met one of his white customers .
shortly after the first of the year,
“How are you this morning, Uncle -
Dave?” asked the white man.
“Well, sah, I'm des dat good dat.
Im gwine to live for anuder year,”
was the reply.
“How can you be certain of that?”
“Hits dis ’er way, I allurs notices
dat when I lives twel New Year's.
I allus lives anuder year,” was the:
triumphant response.—Judge.
Innocent and Guilty
“Did you tell the sheriff he might
shoot at a fleeing robber?”
“Yep,” replied Cactus Joe. “The -
city council decided that he could.
shoot so’s to scare him, bein’ careful .
at the same time not to hit him.”
“That's a humane idea.”
‘But it ain't workin’ out. In a
crowded street the robber’s the only -
one that's perfectly safe.”—Washing-
ton Evening Star.
Not Working {cr Fun
A small boy was scrubbing the front
porch of his home when a visitoy
“Is your mother 01:1?” asked the vis.
“Do you think (’q
porch If she wasn't?”
i@ scrubbing the -
replied the boy, .