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VOL. XLVI. NO. 46.
.TIONESTA, PA.,r WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1914.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
Burgess. 8. D. Irwin.
Justices of the Peace O. A. Randall, D.
Couneumen.-J.Vr, Landers, J. T. Dale,
O. B. Robinson, Win. Suiearbnugh,
R. J. Hopkins, O. K. Watsnn, J. D.
Constable h. L. Znver.
Collector W. H. Hood.
School Directors W. O. Imel, J. R.
Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jamieson, D. H.
FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS.
Member of Congress W. J. Hullngs.
Member of Senate 3. It. P. Hall.
. Assembly-h.. R. Mechlins.
Associate Judges Samuel Aul,, Joseph
. Prothonotary,J3egister.& Recorder, te.
-H. R. Maxwell.
ATAerW-Wm. H. Hood.
, Treasurer W. H Brazee.
. Commissioners Wm. H Harrison, J.
C. Soowdsn, 11. H, McClellan. .m
District Attorney. A. Uarrlnger.
Jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A.M.
Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr.
Oountv Auditors -Qoorga H. Warden,
A. C. Gregg and 8. V. Shields.
County Surveyor Roy 8. Braden.
County Superintendent J , O. Carson.
Reaalar Tens f Crt.
Third Monday of February.
' Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of September.
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meetings of County Commis
sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of month.
Ckareh u Mafcbatb Ncknl. '
Presbyterian- Sabbath School at 0:46 a.
m. j M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m.
Preaching in M. K. Church every Sab
bath evening by Rev. U. L. Donlavey.
Preaching In the F. M. Church every
Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev.
M. E. Wolcolt, Pastor.
Preaching in the Presbyterian obnrob
every Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. Rev. U. A. Badey, Pa.-tor.
The regular meetings of the W. C. T.
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second and fourth . Tuesdays of ; each
TP .K ESTA LODGE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F.
M eeta every Tuesday evening, In Odd
Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
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Q. A. R. Meats 1st Tuesday after
noon of each month at 8 o'olock.
CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No.
137, W. R. C, meets first and third
Wednesday evening of each month.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
Office over Forest County National
Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA.
CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY.
Practice in Forest Co.
Offioe In Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Sta., Tionesta, Pa.
""RANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8.
Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank,
HON EST A, PA.
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Tlonseta, Pa. This is the mostoeotrally
located hotel in the place, and has all the
modern Improvements, No pains will
be spared to make it a pleasant stopping
place for the traveling public
FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER.
Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store
on Elm street. Is prepared to do all
aiuds of custom work from the finest to
the coarsest and guarantees his work to
give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten
tion given to mending, and prices rea
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AUTO THUGS HAUL
Piitsburgers Looted and Then
Thrown Into Taxi
HOLDUPS ARE SPECTACULAR
Tale of Robbery and Kidnaping That
.Rivals Doings of Paris Desperadoes.
,j Men , Are Masked and Armed
. The East End o( Pittsburg was tlic
pcene of one of the most, spectacului
series of holdups ever enacted In that
After ordering a taxlcab three men
held up the .chauffeur, pushed him lit
the taxi and then started on a whole
sale robbery and kidnaping expedi
Their booty netted them over $200
in money and valuables. ! -
, The robbers rode up and down a
number of East End streets picking
up their victims along the way, whom
they held up, looted and then hustled
into the . taxi and made away with.
Three prominent East End men were
taken In, besides the chauffeur.
The victims are:
Charles E. Succop, treasurer of the
Independent Brewing company, vice
president of the German Savings and
Deposit company. . ;
James G. Weldon, buyer for the
Weldon and Kelly Plumbing Supply
Oscar F, Grant, agent for the Arrott
J. G. Scott, chauffeur for the Pull
man Taxlcab company.
The taxi was ordered over the tele
phone to be used by a party of three.
The person at the telephone said the
party would be waiting for the ma
chine. J. G. Scott was directed to fill the
order. When he arrived at the corner
three men vere awaiting him. Two
of them, he fays, Jumped into the car
before it was stopped and the other
ordered him to take them to Verona.
About a mile out the Verona road
Scott says he was ordered to slop and
two of the men got out of the taxi.
. Scot was., ordered to dismount and
held up on the spot. He was relieved
of $6 at the olnt of a revolver. He
says the nv.i were then masked.
Thrusting th" guns Into his face they
ordered him into the machine, whero
he was blinC'ulded and his hands tied.
Two of, the robbers, he says, climbed
into the car with him and the third
got on the front and the taxi was
turned around and started back to the
The next victim picked uo was Mr.
Succop. He was within 200 feet of
his residence when he was overtaken
by the taxi. Two masked men Jumped
from It, thrusting revolvers into his
face. One of them said: i
"Get In there! And be quick about
It, or we'll blow your brains out.
You're a passenger."
Mr. Succop says he got Into the car,
where he found the chauffeur tied and
blindfolded. He was likewise blind
folded and then robbed. The two
thugs took $60 In cash, a gold watch
and chain valued at $40, a diamond
scarf pin valued at $20 and a pair of
cuff tinks. The occupants of the car.
be says, cautioned him against
making any outcry.
It was over an hour before another
stop was made. Mr. Weldon was
walking along Howe street. At Howe
and Negley three automobiles were
lined up along the. sidewalk. He says
that as he passed the group two men
Jumped from the middle one and ap
peared to be looking for a house num
ber. He stepped up to them and he
discovered they were both masked
and carried revolvers. He was like
wise ordered Into the car.
"I thought they were Just Joking,"
said Mr. Weldon, "and so I told them
if it was money they , wanted I would
give them all they wanted. I was
shoved into the taxi and told if I made
a noise I would be shot. I then knew
it was serious business. I found two
blindfolded men in the taxi, beside
whom I was shoved. Then I was
blindfolded and bound hand and foot
and the two who thrust me Inside the
cab went through my clothes."
. About $8 in cash, a gold watch and
chain and other Jewelry, all valued
at about $80, was taken from Mr.
. Another stop was made and an un
successful elfort was attempted to
force Oscar F. Grant, aged fifty, In the
taxi. Grant resisted and was hit over
the head with the butt of a revolver.
He was left in the snow unconscious.
He Is not seriously hurt.
German Journalist Dies.
William Rosenthal, ninety years old,
one of the. oldest newspaper men In
the United States, died In Reading,
Pa. In his long career he published
several weeklies in the German lan
guage. He was widely known In Gorman-American
Two Blown to Pieces.
William Kennedy and Thomas AV
liBon were tliwn to pieces near Dow
Ington, Pa., 1 the explosion of dyna
mite which i;.ey were thawing out for
use in road , repair work. Kennedy
was a farme, and contractor.
Yeggu Loot , Postoffice.
The Cochranlon postoITice, about ten
miles from fc'eadvllle, Pa., was entered
by yerKmen who blew the safe In the
Inner office. Everything of value wai
Opera Singer Who Has Sued
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Fail to Take Town Alter Week
Marfa, Tex., Jan. 6. Major Mac
Namee, commanding the United States
army at Presidio, wires that the rebels
have divided into three sections and
are hurrying their army from Ojinaga.
No reason is given.
Having fuiied after a week's assault
to take ths- town, they are probably
withdrawing for a rest, reinforcements
and more food and to await tha
coming of Pancho Villa, their com
mander. The disappearance of the rebels
from OJinuRa followed the hardest
fighting of the week's siege. Toward
the last the rebels mado tremendous
assaults upon the federal strength in
a supreme effort to drive them out
of their fortifications, using artillery,
cavalry and Infantry with terrible ef
fect, but without dislodging the enemy.
General Inez Salazar of the federal
command made a charge against the
rebels when he discovered an opening
in their ranks and nearly demoralized
them by getting between the two
rebel wings. He captured several
prisoners and executed them. This re
sulted In a withdrawal of the rebels
and the assault was not renewed, al
though the sharpshooters of the two
armies continued their exchange of
The rebel casualties have been
heavier than those of the federals in
the week's fighting, but the federals
have lost more officers than the rebels.
So far as known the total killed and
wounded will not be over 600. Some
estimates piace them higher, but this
Is believed to be conservative.
REYBURN DIES SUDDENLY
Heart Disease Fells Former Mayor of
John Edgar Reyburn, former mayor
of Philadelphia, died In Washington
last Sunday. Heart failure caused
his death. Mr. Reyburn was aged
sixty-eight and was a native of New
Mr. Reybum's death wafc very sud
den and was a severe shock to his
family and friends here. He had been
in excellent health.
Mr. Reyburn had served In the Penn
sylvania house of representatives and
senate and also several terms in con
gress, representing the Fourth Penn
sylvania district. He served as mayor
of Philadelphia from 1907 to 1911.
Dr. Mitchell Passes Away.
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, noted author
and physician, died at his home In
Philadelphia. Death was due to an
acute attack of grip, the seriousness
of which was accentuated by his ad
vanced age, eighty-five years.
BORROWS MONEY TO DIE
Grondek Buys Revolver and Kills Him
self; Leaves Change. .
Stanley Grondek, aged twenty-eight,
of Johnstown, Pa., married four
months, borrowed $5 from his wife,
bought a pistol and shot himself
through the heart in his rooming
house. He paid $3 for the pistol and
returned $2 to his wife. When she
asked what he had done with the rest
he said he lent It to a friend. The
body was found in a chair. The pis
tol was In his right hand and beside
him lay a note.
"I love my wife and have always
been happy with her, but I've got to
go." No reason can be determined for
Hangs Self With Bedclothes.
Making a rope of his bedclothes,
Alexander Savchut, aged thirty-one, of
the city home in l'lttBourg, committed
suicide by hanging himself in bed. lid
was found in a sitting position.
SEE STIMULUS !
Bankers Comment Favorably on
Morgan Firm's Step
CORPORATE CORDS SEVEREO
That a Long Step in Advance Has
Been Made la Consensus of Opinion
of Gotham Financiers' Radical Move.
That the voluntary and decisive
action of the firm of J. P. Morgan &
Co. in taking the initiative in adjust
ing conditions that has brought the
firm under a steady fire of public
criticism will result in a greatly im
proved business situation is the
opinion of New York bankers.
The dominant note In the comments
of bankers was that the action of the
Morgan firm was a long step in ad
vance and that It meant that big busi
ness was meeting the government and
public sentiment more than half way.
The opportunity of taking advantage
of changed sentiment regarding di
rectorships in order to carry out th"ir
own preference In the matter Is the
reason for the sweeping policy ot
withdrawals from corporate director
ships of the Morgan house.
In the announcement J. P. Morgan
said that he and his four partners
had retired from thirty directorships
In twenty-si-ven of the strongest cor
porations in which they were repre
sented. They have withdrawn completely In
official capacity from the New Have:i
the New York Centrrtl and the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph, three
of their leading Interests.
The principal companies In which
directorship is retained are:
Among Industrials: United States
Steel corporation, International Har
vester and International Mercantile
Among railroads: Northern. Pacific,
Lehigh Valley and several st,iU l'ne
which were reorganized and In which
the firm has therefore a direct re
sponsibility. - '
Membership In boards of lendini;
banks and trust companies is retained
by at least one member of the firm.
G. F. Baker, chairman of the board
of directors of the First National
bank, who Is regarded as the succes
sor of the late J. P. Morgan as finan
cial leader through his long held posi
tion of eminence in the , boards of
fifty -seven of the most powerful cor
porations of the country, announced
informally following the. Morgan dec
laration that he Intended to retire
from as many boards as he could.
OCEAN CLEARS UP MYSTERY
Body of Jessie McCann Thrown- on
Coney Island Beach.
The body of Miss Jessie Evelyn M
Cann, the missing settlement worker
of Brooklyn, has been found. H!!i
waves washed It up on the shore at
Coney Island at a point not more than
ten feet from where she was last seen
alive late In the afternoon of Dec. 4.
There were no signs of violence on
the body, according to physicians who
examined it, and the police have no
clue as to the manner in which she
Long immersion had made the
features unrecognizable, but Identifica
tion of the young woman by her family
was made possible by a signet rlrv;
with the Initials "J. E. M." and by
articles of clothing Miss McCann wore
the day she disappeared.
WHEAT RECORD BROKEN
All Crops Good Year 1913 Banner
One, Saya Trade Agency.
Dun's Review of Trade bays this
"At the opening of the new year it
is gratifying to note that 1913 was
the most successful period from an
agricultural standpoint that this coun
try has ever witnessed. Notwithstand
ing adverse climatic conditions the
total yield of wheat surpassed all for
mer records and while the corn crop
fell considerably below the banner
production of the preceding year high
er prices more than compensated for
any loss In output. Consequently, the
value of the nation's farm products
reached unparalleled totals, while the
export trade of the United States In
those staples touched figures never
PRESIDENT HOLDS SECRET
Conference With Lind May Never Be
President Wilson sacrificed not a
molecule of the air of mystery with
which he has surrounded the con
ference off. Gulfport, Miss., with Con
fidential Agent John Lind, special ad
viser to the American embassy at
The president boarded the revenue
cutter Winona, sailed ouc Into the
Gulf of Mexico and boarded the Unit
ed States scout cruiser Chester, which
had transported Mr. Lind from Vera
Cruz. The conference was held In
the. admiral'! cabin of the Chester. Its
purport may not be given to the pub
lic at all.
Schmidt Jury Disagrees.
Realizing it was hopeless to keep
the Jurymen together longer after they
had failed tu reach a decision In tl-.e
Hans Schn idt murder c&sa Jud'-a
Foster discharged the panel.
Speaker's Daughter Makes
; ; Her Debut to Society .
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Photo by American Press Association.
MISS GENEVIEVE CLARK. I
The formal presentation of Miss
Genevieve Clark, only daughter of the
speaker of the house of representa
tives and Mrs. Clark, took place with
the New Year's reception held at the
home of her parents in Washington.
REAL WHITE HOPE IS SMITH
Knocks Out Arthur Pelkey In the
Gunboat Smith is America's best
heavyweight. With a powerful rlgnt
cross to the Jaw he knocked Arthur
Pelkey down In the fifteenth round or
their championship mill at Daley City
near San Francisco and when the
dazed man unsteadily arose a rushing
left to the hack of the head toppled
him over again.
This time Pelkey was stretched full
length on the canvas. Ho rolled over,
finally resting with one knee on tiih
canves when Referee Griffin counted
NOW HAS WINELESS CELLAR
Biddle Throws Bottled Goods Out of
A. J. Drexel-Blddle, founder of the
Drexel-Bidd'.o Bible classes, has start
ed the new year by throwing away
the contents of the wine cellar at his
home In Philadelphia.
Mr. Biddle said he had decided that
a man was better off in every way if
he left lle.ior alone, but he had no
criticism to make of moderate drink
ers. Years ago Mr. Biddle told friends
he drank a quart of whisky a day.
Factory Fire at Shenandoah.
Two hundred persons were thrown
out of work by a factory fire In Shen
andoah, Pa. The building was de
stroyed. The loss Is $100,000.
Pittsburg, Jan. 6.
Cattle Choice, $8.60(fi 8.85; prime,
$S.40fi 8.60; good, $8.15ffi;8.S5; fair,
$7.25f 7.75; common, $G.507; heif
ers, $5.r0ffi8; common to good fat
bulls, $4.50 ri 7.50; common to good fat
cows, $3.R0 7 ; fresh cows and spring
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers,
$5.605.75; good mixed, $5.10(fj 5.C0;
fair mixed, $4.G0(5; culls and com
mon, $3Ci3.50; lambs, $5.50 8.50;
veal calves, $11.50jl2; heavy and
thin calves, $7C'8.
Hogs Prime heavy ar.d heavy
mixed, $8.65fi8.70: mediums, heavy
Yorkers and pigs, $8.70tfi 8.75; roughs,
$7.507.90; stags, $6.75 7.25.
Clevelund, Jan. 6.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $7.50iftR:
good to choice, $7(f7.50; choice heif
ers, $6.50 7; milchers and springers,
Hogs Yorkers, $8.40; mixed, $8.:!5
fff8.40; heavies, $8.25; pigs and lights,
$8.40; stags, $6.50 6.75.
Sheep Mixed, $4.75 5.25; bucks,
$3.504.50; culls, $34.
Calves Good to choice, $12 12.50;
heavy and common. $fi9.50.
Chicago, Jan. 8.
ItopRTtecelpts, 4,000. Bulk of
sales, $8.10(8.25; light. $7.908.22'2 ;
mixed, $7.00 f 8.30; heavy, $7.90(0 8.35;
rough, $7.90 8; pigs, $78.
Cattle Receipts, 23,000. Beeves,
$G.70!9.30; Texas steers, $6.907.90;
stockers and feeders, $5 5.45; cows
and heifers, $3.50 8.C0; calves, $7
Sheep Receipts, 33,000; generally
steady. Native, $4.75 6.10; yearlings,
f5.857.10; lambs, native, $6.708.25.
Wheat May, 91.
Corn May, 67V4.
Oats May, 40'i.
Kast Buffalo, Jan. 6.
Cattle Prime steers, $8.75fi9; ship
ping, $7.S5!fi8.G0; butchers, $77.50;
cows, $3,7517.25; bulls, $3ffl7.25; heif
ers, $6(Ti8; stork heifers, $5.257.75:
stockers Mid feeders, $5.5017; fresh
cova and springers, $35,90.
Hops !fo:ivy and mixed, $8.65;
Yorkers, $8.fl!ffi 8.7B: pigs, $8.70ff 8.75;
roughs, $7.fi(i'fi 7.75; stags, $6.25(fi 7;
dairies, $S.,r.0Ti 8.75.
Shrrp Liinihs, $5.F017 8.6. : year
lings. $5fr;.B0; wethers, S5.75tt6.25;
ewes, S3fi5.50;. sheep, . mix-d $5.CC
OIL SHIP SINKS f
WITH 22 Sl-IEN
Oklahoma Bested hy Seas; Only
HEAVY STORM ALONG COAST
New Jersey Shores Smashed by Heavy
Comber Which, Together With
Record Tide, Does Great Damage.
New York, Jan. 6. The tank steam
er in trouble off Sandy Hook was tlia
Oklahoma and twenty-two of her crow
perished. Eight were saved. This
was the substance of wireless mes
sages received here.
Although several vessels wore stand
ing by the distressed tank liner, tho
Hamburg American line freighter Ba
varia, bound from Philadelphia to Bos
ton, was the only one able to render
The Oklahoma was owned by the
Gulf Rcflnltis compnny, was 2,795 tons
net burdid) and 419 feet lung. She
left here Saturday for Port Arthur,
In announcing the saving of part of
the Oklahoma's crew the Bavaria
added that the vessel had not sunk
entirely, but was partly submerged
and drifting helplessly.
Among those, who sailed on the
Oklahoma and who are believed to bo
lost is Captain Luring A. Cates of
Boston, former commander of the'
steamship Llgonier. Captain Catos
was aboard as a passengur on hl3 way
to take command of another vessel.
The Oklahoma was valued at $700,000.
John Kennedy, superintendent of
the marine department of the Gulf
Refilling company, said li? could not
conceive how the ship could have gone
down in bad weather. She was
equipped perfectly and In good condi
tion, he said, when she left.
Five lives are known to have been
lost and more than $1,000,000 In dam
age done by the. storm which, raged
from Porth;nd, Mo., to Norfolk, Va.
The New Jersey coast, suffered the
greatest damage, but with the shift
ing of the wind from northeast to due
north the high water which threat
ened to w-.sh away many houses on
tho New J. rsey coast purti.'.lly sub
sided. At almost every point the rain
changed to snow.
Storm ridden and dismantled Sea
Bright struggled for its very existence
against the Atlantic.
All that fringe of fine summer cot
tages on the ocean's edge was in peril
of destruction. If tho ocean had had
Its way the town would have gone
back to the fishing l;.mlet from which
It sprang. A half doen of tho smaller
houses were swept away while the
hotels were underiniied.
Furious pounding by tho combers
destroyed five cottages In Longport,
where the dnmogo Is . estimated at
The total loss on the Island Is
plnced at about $100,000. with At
lantic City and Ventnor City sustain
ing the least damage.
MARTIAL LAW CONDEMNED
Senate Probers Flay Officials
Senntor ilorah in Washington made
public the report of the subcom
mittee bearing on the reign of martial
law In the Cabin and Paint Creek coal
mine regions of West Virginia from
September, 1912, to June, 1913. A
senate committee of Investigation of
which Senator Ilorah was a member
went into West Virginia and conduct
The authorities are severely ar
raigned in the report, which Is given
out as a "statement of fact" by the
senator, although the full committee
has not Indorsed It. The martial law
section of the report was put In charge
Senator Borah's statement holds that
the military authorities, acting under
the direction of the governor, super
seded all constitutional courts In West
Virginia, Imposed sentences not au
thorized by any standing laws and
took over all the duties of the civil
courts of the district, and that at the
time Riirh martial law was being en
forced there was no e ddenre thut
the civil courts had been Intimidated
or that they would l ave failed to per
form their duties fuithrully.
State Mine Chief Wants All Viola
Letters have been sent to the gen
eral superintendents and general man
agers of every coal (omjany in Penn
sylvania by James 1C. Roderick, state
chief of mines, urging Hum to take
measures to reduce by 5u per cent tliu
number of accidents.
In the same mall t he chief sent U t
ters to tho mine inspectors of the
state service directing them to notify
the department at cure If ti.ey Ik.u
that suggestions for safety are nt
being followed out. In ense of por
Blstent violation of directions tor
safety the Inspectors ure In'iructc.J
to Institute suits. In hit letttr to tho
mining olncers Chief Roderick tays:
"Tho most proline causes of acci
dents Inside the mines aro fi.Ils, cars,
bhiHts, gas, falling into n)nfts or
slopes, suffocation and explosives.
During tho first eleven mouths of 1913
510 lives were lost I'f hle the mines
as against 4 Jl for the fmt eleven
months of 1912."
Explanation of Colors of Leaves.
In extremely moist atmosphere the
color of the leaves are not usually very
bright, as in England. And In very
dry cllmateB the leaves .dry up sud
denly, and their skin, which Is very
thick to prevent the escape of moist
ure, is not sufficiently transparent to
allow the color to be seen beneath. Ia
regions where the autumn foliage la
most vivid we find that an average sea
son produces the most exquisite colors.
Neither a very dry nor a very wet sum
mer will result In much brilliancy.
Marriage Made Easy.
Gretna Green, Scotland, became fa
mous for its celebration of Irregular
marriages. For many years the aver
age number was five hundred. The
ceremony consisted only of an admis
sion, before witnesses, by the couple
that they were husband and wife, this
being sufficient to constitute a valid
marriage. After this the officiating
functionary (for many years a black
smith), together with two witnesses,
signed the marriage certificate.
Origin of the Bath Towel.
A towel manufacturer found that
his machinery was not working right
and that his towels were suffering a
vast tangUng of the threads. While
adjusting the machine he used one of
the damaged towels to dry his hands.
He found It pleasingly absorbent, and
from the Idea to which that gave rise
was born the bath towel and a for
tune to the patentee.
Not for Her.
The verger of a large church, see
ing an old woman in one of the seats
reserved for some Important persons,
beckoned her to come out. But just
at that moment the organ started play
ing. The old woman, never ' having
been in a church containing an organ,
tartlcd him and the congregation by
calling: "Ha, man, get somebody
younger; my dancing days are past."
One Member All Right.
Little Edith, aged three, was sup
posed to take her afternoon nap, a
thing she dreaded very much. Her
mother came into the room, but Edith
pretended -she 'was Bleeping.- Her
mother could tell by the unsteadiness
of nor eyes that she wasn't sleeping,
and said: "Mamma knows you aren't
sleeping." "Well, I isn't sleeping, but
my eyes is."
Without the Letter "E."
The following verse contains all the
letters of the alphabet except the let
ter "e," which is the letter more fre
quently used than any other:
A jovial swain may rack his brain,
And tan bis fancy's might;
To quiz Is vain, for 'tis most plain,
That whit I say Is right.
Women Win Rich Prizes.
Twelve first-class prizes for excel
lence In the mediaeval and modern lan
guages at Cambridge university, Eng
land, have been awarded this year to
women. Prizes of the same class and
for the same subjects were given to
only eight men.
Retail Market Disturbed.
English growers are finding It more
profitable to send their lavender to
market in bunches. Instead of selling
to perfume makers, the result being
a surprising rise in the price of oil of
A Marylnnd man eloped with his
sweetheart's twin by mistake, and is
now happy. This will be a body blow
for the soul-matlsts. Cleveland Plala
At a recent wedding In New fork,
says an exchange, the bridesmaids
curried bunches of chrysanthemums
which had been dyed exactly to match
Use of the Horse.
Owing to tho advancement of science
It would bo possible to get along with
out horses now, if it were not for the
necessity of having a few ot them at
the annual horse shows.
Divisions of the World.
Roughly speaking, the would is di
vided Into two classes of people the
people who can shut doors and the peo
ple who cannot.
Patriotism is not boastfulness nor
the depreciation of other nations. The
patriotism that tells is that which Is
felt, not proclaimed.
Eacy to Pronounce.
Tho easiest word to pronounce In
tho English language Is said to be
"murmur." It Is Blmply an expulsion
of the breath repeated.
Why Is it that the average man is
always willing to spend $ti worth of
time trying to get a 40-cent reduc
tion in his gu bill?
Of the Same Shape,
Customer "What have you in the
Bhnpe of oranges?" Grocer "Well, we
have baseballs." Harlem Life.
Man's Inhumanity to man makes
to'iuttuss thousands of dollars. Lite.