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"This letter from your son in college
jfe short." "So's my son. That's why
ke wrote it."
Smothered His Joy.
Cheerful Husband (entering the
kitchen singing "My love is like the
*ed, red rose!") Wife (looking up from
the stove)— You'd look red, too, if you'd
been bending over a frying pan for
Her Foul Accent.
"Her French pronunciation is fear
ful and wonderful."
"Yes; at the breakfast table this
morning she gazed soulfully a£ her
poached egg and murmured, 'lsn't it
Diet of the Bluebird.
The bluebird, one of the most fa
miliar tenants of the farm and barn
yard, pays amply for its rent and board
by destroying insects, and takes no toll
from the farm crop. Its diet consists
•f 08 per cent of insects and 32 per
sent of vegetable matter., The largest
Items of insect food are grasshoppers,
beetles and caterpillars.
Every Kind In Stock.
"Will you direct me to your range
(departmentV" asked the lady in the big
"Certainly, madam," replied the po
lite floorwalker; "rifle, kitchen or
Mother as an Accelerator.
Registry Clerk—lt Is necessary for
one to ask the mother of the bride if
ahe has nothing to say before I proceed
with the ceremony. Voice of Mother
fin background)— All I have to say is
that If I hadn't had a good deal to say
llready they never would have landed
The Greek Church.
What Is known as the Greek church
is the church of the old eastern em
pire, which prior to the Turkish con
quest had its metropolis of Constanti
nople, whereas the West church had
its capitol at Rome. The first dispute
between the two arose in the second
century regarding the time of keeping
Raster.— *"100118 News.
"A Sound Box."
Take an ordinary rubber band and
stretch it between the thumb and fore
finger of your left hand. If you pick
It with the lingers of the right hand
and let go suddenly it will make a
.sound which you can hear distinctly
onough yourself, but which will not be
audible to auy one a few feet away.
But if you were to fasten the elastic,
with a pin at each end, to an empty
wooden box, only not so as to touch
the wood, and then twang it the sound
would be much louder than before.
That box is the sound box, or sound
board, and all stringed instruments
Have one in some shape or other.— St
Just to Oblige.
When a certain jurist made his first
appearance at the bar as a young law
yer he was given charge by the stato
oolicitor of the prosecution of a man
■who was accused of some misde
Although there was practically no
evidence against the man. the youthful
attorney did his best, but was aston
ished when the jury brought in a ver
dict of "guilty." After the trial one of
*he jurors tapped the young lawyer on
the shoulder. "We didn't think the
man was guilty," he explained, "but
•t the same time didn't like to discour
age a young lawyer by acquitting
We should be blessed if we
| lived in the present always and
took advantage of every accident
that befell us, like the grass which
confesses the influence of the slight
est dew that falls on it, and did
not spend our time in atoning for
neglect of past opportunities, which
we call doing our duty.—Thoreau.
The Letter X.
The letter "x" appears but once In
English for every six times it occurs
Getting Things Shipshape.
"Dearest." said the sentimental
bridegroom after the wedding
mony, "do you think that I'll prove
to be a satisfactory mate?"
"Oh, 1 guess you'll do all right," re
sponded the practical bride, "and now
look me over and tell me what you
think of your captain."—Ladies' Home
Stevenson's Whimsical Attire.
Here is a picturesque glimpse of
Stevenson's whimsical 4jlre as given
In the "Collected Essay* of Edmund
"Stevenson was not without a good
deal of innocent oddity in his dress.
When I try to conjure up his figure I
can only see a slight, lean lad in a suit
of blue sea cloth, a black shirt and a
wisp of yellow carpet that did duty
for a necktie. This was long his at
tire, persevered in to the anguish of
his more conventional acquaintances.
I have a ludicrous memory of going
In 1878 to buy him a new hat, in com
pany with Mr. Lang, the thing then
upon his head having lost the sem
blance of a human article of dress."
The Waste In Storms.
Mnny scientists and captains of in
dustry must sigh during a thunder
storm at the vast power running to
waste in the heavens, and at sundry
times attempts have been made to en
trap and utilize the energy of light
ning. So far, however, all these have
had Insignificant results. Byway of
experiment huge rocks have been split
asunder by attracting the lightning to
them, and in a few isolated cases it
has been claimed that paralysis has
been cured by shocks administered by
lightning, but as yet man's ingenuity
has not devised the harness that will
turn the wild, free agent of the heav
ens into tractable "horsepower."—Lon
Sillous—What's the matter, old man?
You look unhappy. Cynicus—l am.
I'm almost as unhappy as a woman
with a secret that nobody wants to
Not Quite the Thing.
Matrimonial Agent—l have found for
you. my friend, a veritable pearl—a
wealthy widow of seventy-five.
The Count—l like the pearl, but I'm
afraid I shan't care for the shell!—
Spoiled Her Trip.
"Then your wife didn't enjoy her
trip to Niagara?"
"No. The minute she saw that rush
ing water she began to wonder if she
hadn't come away from home and left
a faucet running."—Pittsburgh Post
A Dictionary Pillow.
I once knew a woman who wrote
books, a woman who was very learned
in the matter of French and Latin
and German and Greek. Often when
her nights were dark and dreadful and
sleepless, she would lie awake and
think of words—what language they
were derived from and what the if
original meanings had been. She told
me that it was a greet source ci pleas
ure to her and k-p* her from
nervous when a>v felt wide awake
Often tlirough the chill gray dawn I
too, lie awake and think about words
:o keep myself from the unpleasant
maginlugs that sometimes lyaunt me
n the nighttime.—Christian Herald.
THE TURNING POINT.
In all lives, the highest and hum
blest, there is a crisis in the forma
tion of character and in the bent of
disposition. It comes from many
sources and from some which on
the surface are apparently trivial.
It may be a book, a speech, a ser
mon, a great misfortune or a burst
of prosperity. But the result is the
same —a sudden revelation to our
selves of our secret purpose and a
recognition of our perhaps long
shadowed but now masterful con
"Bliggias says he can't write on a
typewriter because the noise disturbs
"Yes. If there is any noise going on
Bliggius wants to make it himself."—
New Hampshire was first called La
conia, or Lacedaemon. a scholar among
the New Englanders remembering that
the Peloponnesus, the home of the
Spartans and Argives. was mountain
ous; so was a portion of New Hamp
shire, hence the propriety of the name.
John Mason, however, who held a pat- !
ent for the district, called it New
Hampshire after his native country in
England, and then the name Laconia ;
was transferred to the hilly district ,
near Lake Champlain.
A Proud Boast.
A teachers' meeting was in progress,
and it was decided that the more
difficult subjects should come in the
morning and those that required less
application later in the day. History
was last on the list, and Miss heeler, j
the young teacher, protested.
"But it certainly is easier than
science or mathematics." the principal
"As I teach it." replied the young
teacher, "no subject could be more
difficult and confusing."—Lippincott's.
When a Hedgehog Awakes.
When a hibernating hedgehog awak
ens it rapidly warms itself up. Wheth
er this is done automatically or wheth
er it is due to the awakening animal
"pulling itself together" seems to be
a moot point. The fact is that the
animal rapidly warms itself up. The
chemistry of this is a rapid combus
tion of glycogen along with a small or
moderate quantity of fat. There seems
uo doubt that the important fuel which
| so rapidly makes the fire of life burn
I up is glycogen; the fat is ouly sub
sidiary. It must be noticed that in
I the hedgehog the awakening and the
warming up are two distinct though
associated processes, for the animal
may he awake at a lower temperature
Always Leap Year.
A most extraordinary custom pr.
; vails among the Vizrees. n powert'n
tribe occupying an extensive districi
in Cahul. among the mountains he
tween Persia and India—a female pre
Jogative that has no pa'ailel among
lny other people of the earth. The
romen, in fact, choose their husbands
jnd not the husbands their wives, il
i woman be pleased with a man she
sends the drummer of the camp to pin
a handkerchief to his cap with a pin
she has used to fasten her hair. The
drummer watches his opportunity and
does this in public, naming the wo
man, and the man is obliged to marry
if he can pay the price to her father.
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A GOOD CITIZEN
D. Have you read the Constitution
of the United States?
D. What form of Government is
D. What is the Constitution of the
1 United States?
| - R. It is the fundamental law of this
D. Who makes the laws of the
; United States?
R. The Congress.
D. What does Congress consist of?
R. Senate and House of Eepresenta-
D. Who is the chief executive of the
D. For how long is the President of
the United States elected?
R. 4 years.
D. Who takes the place of the Presi
dent in case he dies?
R. The Vice President.
D. What is his name ?
R. Thomas R. Marshall.
D. By whom is the I'resident of the
United States elected?
R. By the electors.
D. By whom are the electors
R. By the people.
D. Who makes the hws for the
State of Pennsylvania?
R! The Legislature.
D. What does the Legislature con
R. Senate and Assemblv.
D. How many States in the Union?
D. When was the Declaration of
R. July 4, 1776.
D. By whom was it written?
R. Thomas Jefferson.
D. Which is the capital of the
D. Which is the Capital of the State
D. How many Senators has each
State in the United States Senate?
D. By whom are they elected?
i R. By the people.
D. For how long ?
R. 6 years.
D. How many representatives are
R. According to the population one
to every 30,000.
D. For how long are tl.ey elected?
R. 2 years.
D. How many electoi-al votes has
the State of Pennsylvania?
D. Who is the chief executive of
the State of Pennsylvania?
R. The Governor.
D. For how long is he elected ?
R. 4 years.
D. Who is the Governor?
D. Do you believe in organized gov
D. Are you opposed to organized
D. Are you an anarchist?
D. What is an anarchist?
R. A person who does not believe in
D. Are you a bigamist or poliga
D. What is a bigamist or poliga
R. One who believes in having more
than one wife.
D. Do you belong to any secret So
ciety who teach to disbelieve in or
D. Have you ever violated any laws
of the United States ?
D. Who makes the ordinances for
R. The Board of Aldermen.
D. Do you intend to remain per
manently in tiic U. S.?
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