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^ertiser-Gazette ^1 ISHED EVERY THURSDAY JgS PA RKER> Propr!etor - ^ *r 19 Seneca Street. * , offli-e at Geneva, N. Y., for pti^ission lV EBTISlNQ coLua^s |0B PRINTING i, ltlH with neatness and des £? anJ at fair Prices. ^^atcb.and WHOLE TIMBER 4161 EDGAR PAJtEEE, Prop'r. \ Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.\ HEW SEBIES, VOL. iLStX, NO. 14 GENEVA, N. Y., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914 WILSON'S HARDWARE % nHIBBOr TO Fil£fi§ During Spring Opening Week, beginning Saturday, March 28 t0 Saturday, April 14, we will offer for sale a Carload of New Weber Farm Wagons in all sizes at a $5.00 Discount Off Regular Prices. WE WILL REDUCE PRICES ON ALL OUR i DHers 0 Disc Harrows Grain Drills fijr Tooth Harrows Cultivators Peg Tooth Harrows uL dreaders Gasoline Engines Cream Separators Hanur^P Field Fence Hay Rakes Sprlyer and Fittings Harvesting Machinery ^ Come to Geneva during Spring Opening Week arid be sure to t .our store where so many different articles of Hardware, J 51 Furnishing Goods and Specialties will be shown at reduced Free Railroad Fare and Hitch Shed Tickets according to con- ditions on Rebate Slip. MEMBER OF GENEVA MERCHANTS' TRADING ASSOCIATION WILLIAM WILSON GENEVA, N. Y. HARDWARE PLUMBING FARMING IMPLEMENTS Travelers AFink Agent. f. Mellen nking Office and Fire Insurance. toest Paid on Certificates. a 'e Deposit Boxes foreign and Domestic Drafts jW an account and *J0«r bills by check. tki chances with *n W. Mellen 24 linden Street Geneva * laitles R. Vance NR MAKER, ^neva, N. \Y. ilfin 9 a Specialty B BEEX • i^**« longer than *«»|f ,'.\\' m - v work % .' \ \ ma.lc to wear j. \* e *u>sfaoti,>n. 01,1 ^o L afM *»Jnk ** ^>^—, Gulvin's If you are looking for The Real Thing There is no need*! to go out of town for them. No store in the state can show a finer stock of Watches, Jewelry, Silver Ware Cut Glass and Ware Than this old store which is always up-to- date in every depart- ment. Again: You may have heard of low prices. You will have to come to No. 8 Seneca street to learn what good goods and low prices are. I shall not be afraid of your investigations. Just call andt see. R. H. 8 Seneca Street, Geneva. JOS. F. DUFFY, Union Barber Shop 43 Seneca Street, ^^SHAVING,^^ Hair Cutting, Shampooing Bv HK»«- WHO KlMOW HOW A Good Judge Of Laundry Work comes, to JS every time* And this big town of ours is full of good ?udges-4you're one of them, of course. CITY STEAM LAUNDRY East Castle Street. Phone 88. T. J. M ALONE & CO k* »R. V\NCE. StkiCTLY ANTISEPTIC SHOP 5ia EXCHANGE STRKET S WEEDI8H Facile Maasage removes PliimJe* Blackheads and Wrinkles. CRCDB OIL CHAM- POO a Specialty. Children's Hair Gutting neatly done. We carry a line of all the latest Tonics. Also Is the best place in Geneva to rttrourfiazor Honed. J. F. McHBffNA* Geneva* Oct. 10, IM»-1T 9 $1.50 per Year, in Advance. < > a O GQ m H O w > H H CD o 8 IS M • M.MMM^M***^ Sir Galahad's 1 Reward Sacrifice of Kirk Stanley? Brought Its Recomoense M Q • < w H OS fed • > ft H ft -^ o go By JAMES B. ALLEN 8 SAM'L LEWIS* 48ptXCHANGE STREET, GENEVA, N. Y. Little Mrs. Webb claspedl ber bauds convulsively and watched Kirk Stan- ley's face. Her breath came in gasps, and the lace frill on her breast rose and feil tumultuously. \Can't you make it all right for Wil- bur?\ she whispered as Bis hard set lips made no utterance in response to } her frenzied, plea for her husband's immunity from punishment \How can 1 make it all right for him?\ asked Kirk at last Emma Webb moved her fair head im- patiently. \There must be some way.\ \There is only one way,\ he said slowly, with his dark eyes fixed on her pleading blue ones, \only one way to save Wilbur Webb from the punish- ment he deserves for using $5,000 of the .company's funds.\ \And that way is?\ she asked breathlessly. \To assume the blame myself,\ he said in an even tone, his eyes burning into hers. \As Wilbur's coworker in the cashier's office 1 was equally tempted by the careless methods of the company. Wilbur succumbed to temptation—his craze for cards was his undoing. Undoubtedly his intentions were good. He meant to replace the money, but he lost instead of winning;* they usually do lose! The examiner came, found the evidence against Wil- bur and put it up to him. Your hus- band denied it, but that very night he tried the cards again and won—think of it, Emma—he won '$5,000 and re- placed the money! \The guilt was still there, and the company discharged Wilbur. Now you ask me to save \him from the disgrace that must inevitably follow when some one's tongue Is loosened. Some one will talk, and the secret will come out. Wilbur's standing In the town will be ruined, and he must go to a new place and begin all over again. Why not let him go? If you stand shoulder to shoulder with him, Emma Webb, be will rise again, and his >iove for you will hold him straight in the future. He will bo a better man for the ex- perience.\ Mrs. Webb shivered, \t could never go to a strange city, Mr. Stanley. All my family, all my friends' are here. I have spent my life In Linwood; 1 would not be happy elsewhere.\ She hid her face in her! hands, for she knew that three years ago she had played false to v Kirk Stanley * and thrown him over to marry the more showy Wilbur Webb, just Bhome from college and a tour of the world. She had married reckless younglWebb, and a now he had brought disgrace upon her. She was pleading with he| old lover to save ber husband from tile result of his -folly. I \Mr. Hardwick says that there is only one way that Wilbur ^can prove $15,000 WORTH OF CLOTHING .AND Men's Furnishings to be SACRIFICED AT LESS , THAN COST in order to make room for our Stock of SPRING GOODS, begins I at 9 1 % and will continue 30 days. We want every man, big or little, rich or poor, to read every word of this advertisement, as it is important to everybody, to know and to attend this great, sale, as it will be a big saving and money maker. On our previous sales we have had some enormous records. On this event we must far surpass all previous records. This must be a record breaker. All goods will be marked in plain figures. Anything not • satisfactory, will be gladly exchanged after the sale, or money refunded. I IE Store will be closed from March 5th, to arrange stock. Come one, come all,, to the Greatest Sale we ever held, or in fact anyone else ever held in Geneva. Remember the date and the place, Saturday, March 7, 1914 SAM'L LEWIS Watch for the Red Front. 480 Exchange Street, Geneva, N. Y. ful eyes, unce ueiuie &ue unu seen Kirk Stanley writhe ln the flame of sacrifice, and she had gained trer end. But she was not thinking of that now. All she was thinking of was that if liirk would save her husband from dl»° \TOTJ ASK MB TO SAOBIFIOB MT HONOB FOB YOUR HTJ&BAND'S 8ABB?\ bis innocence and retain bis position with »the company,\ said Emma, look- ing up at last Kirk Stanley arose and looked down at her. N \And that is?\—he asked in a stran- gled tone. 'as for Wilbur to prove that you dlid it! Mr. Hardwick says Wilbur can't prove it, and- h e wouldn't believe it if* it was proved by anything save your own word\— Mrs. Webb stopped and sobbed. \Knowing me to be innocent, you would accept such a sacrifice from me?\ he asked in a dull tone. . \There is iio one to suffer Hor sop. Kirk.\ she said, with the unconscioijis cruelty of the very selfish. \Soime da^y you will have your reward for $he sac- rifice.\ \ i$e womaij. watched .him wfth hope- $10.50 RotmclTrip to fUtara Limit, April 2#k Stop-over, in either direction, at Pittffield, Palmer, South Framing- ham,. Springfield or Worcester. fartim* grace their position in the community would be unassailed, and life would go on in the same pleasant, easy manner it had before, only Wilbur would be more careful in the future. He had promised to leave .cards alone, and— - Kirk's voice broke ln upon the tumult of her thoughts. \You ask me to sacrifice my honor, my manhood, for your craven hus- band's sake, Emma?\ \No not for his sake—for mine and the baby's,\ she protested. \You would use that as a lever In my decision?\ he asked sharply. Again she wept. It was always her weapon when words failed, and she wept gracefully. After awhile she stole a glance at him and murmured: \Oh Kirk, please!\ \Yes was his answer as he turned away. \I will write to Mr. Hardwick. I will go away. Remember, if Wilbur yields to temptation again he will have to bear the coasequences of his crime, ana the discovery will prdve my inno- cence in this case. Please go now. and bear the news to your husband. The strain will be over in a day or two. I must have time to make preparations.\ Three days later Arthur Hardwick, president of the Consolidated Gas com- pany, found a brief letter from his chief cashier on his desk. He read the .letter several times, and a quizzical smile curled \his lips at the corners. He pressed a button, sent for the dis- charged cashier, and presently the pale face of Wilbur Webb confronted him. \Good morning, Webb. Stanley has resigned, and you may take Ms plate in the office. If you have suffered an injustice at my hands in being accused of $ie $5,000 shortage please accept my heartfelt apologies. This letter from Kirk Stanley declares that he is the guilty one, and be is disappearing from Linwood today. In vjew of the fact that the money has been replaced the company will not prosecjute the case. You are not surprised at Stan- ley's confession?\ he rapped out sud- denly. . v • Webb's-face turned a sickly greenish pallor. \I am not surprised that he has confessed,\ he stammered vague- ly, his weak eyes blinking back at the official's hard orbs. , \Ah yes, thank you, Webb! The in- cident Is closed now, and, so far : as Stanley Is concerned, the knowledge of ids own guilt should be punishment; enough, eh?\ \Why — er -+ yes!'' gasped Wilbur, weakly. \That will dp. Send in Miss Smith. I wish to dictate.* Alone once more, the president of the Consolidated Gas company locked- Kirk Stanley's con- fession in his' private safe and smiled a very human sort of smile. \Sir Gala- had—Don QttIi»te^-o1ft chaps, you're not In It with Kirk Stanley, bless; .him!\' •.' ':.'.\.-. ' * ' *• . * •.\•*\'. * ; :/ -*\ . .#.. A year later Kirk Stanley was boss- ing a-gang of men in a Canadian lum- ber camp. The sturdy, outdoor life had added breadth to W should*** and had biowned face and hands to a deep bronie tiht. In his rou|fi flannel shirt and corduroyai tucked into high boots he tramped to and fro, bringing order out of chaos, steadily growing* in the favor of Bis employers and day by day forgetting all.the old life from wW#L*i.hjwt &&& .ti^MWp**. rade another opportunity To arise and make good. ' When the day's work was™ over and the axes ceased their ringing clamor and the crash of falling trees was hushed. Kirk dropped his air of au- thority, and with a new glad look in his eyes he would hasten along a winding, leafy path that led to the cabin of John' Locksley. The Cabin was perched on a hill among pines, and John Locksley was a student who had left civilization to live in the wil- derness and regain shattered health. Kirk Stanley had met him when he first came to the lumber camp and had? been grateful when Locksley invited him to share his comfortable little four roomed cabin. Six months after- ward Locksley's daughter, Nellie, came from the states to keep house for her father, and, as the girl had made no objection to doing for the quiet young boarder, t£e three had spent six idyllic months amid the Ca- nadian snows. o On this particular evening Kirk was hastening homeward, his eyes ' eager for the first glimpse of Nellie Locksley. He hoped she would be standing in the cabin porch watching for his return. He loved to watch her unseen and rev- el in the sweetness .of his love for her and the budding hope that It WHS re- turned. But mingled with the sweetness was the bitterness of recollection. What Could he offer her but a tarnished name? Before he could ask her hand in marriage he must tell her father about his life in Linwood and he must ieveal the past to Nellie. Whether he Regretted his part In saorificing*himself for Wilbur WeBb I do* not^know. buj It Is certajn that he was very grave in those latter days of his wooing, and he did not whistle joyously, as he had been wont to do in his first acquaintance Mth Locksley's lovely daughter. I The sternness of his face relaxed as he glimpsed the girl in the shadow of ( the porch, and a tender smile curved bis lips as sbe vanished at the first sight of him. When he entered the cabin Nellie was reading a week old 3 'ewspaper that had arrived with the iail that day, and her father was en- joying the dry paragraphs of some sci- entific journal. \Mail day?\ asked Kirk, with *he careless indifference* of One who never receives any letters. N John Locksley laid s down his paper and looked over his. spectacles \at the younger man. Yes, Kirk; you will be surprised to fijjsairthat my physician; sajFs ~I may come home and try it tot a, year. We want, to* be off-.by the end of next week. How would you like to kepp t|e Cabin for your headquarters?'* Irk paled under his-Ian, and there s in uncomfbiftable tugging\ at his heart So he was to lose IKtellie jas W^ll honor,altdeve^ti^hig'el8e! J 'Thanjc you, slr,'f-shali be gj&drto,\ he said grimly; \5'it Will seem the more uSse home to me .because yoii .and Jkiiss Nerilehave mado It so pleasant for me, but 1 shall be mighty lonesome.\ , f'Cpme back\ Into the world, %3rkl\ criM Locksley- impulsively. \Yiftu are ait; out for better things,, and I can igijre. you a chaftce. Ifm not the beggar I appear to be in this mountain cabin, I: have ; money and influence. 1 can push you along to the front. Why should you buty yourseif in a lumber 'camp?\' .'.*' \' : *',••; .- , Kirk looked from father to daugh- ter. Nellie was regarding him with -airy «ageri>«M, but ber eyea.waoW not iser- Has._jji wide range of circulation in Geneva aad the ebuntry surfontidrng^ going into the homes of its patrons^ It i$ unitoiiniy clean, and speaks th* truth. TO ADVETRTISERS Who wish to reach a class ow payin customer* we offer space in these col unms-at reasonable figures. Call at theroifioe, or write. Home Phone 51 <F Interest paid on* all accounts from $1.00 to $3,000. Deposits Received on or Before Friday, April 3rd, will Draw Interest 5 from April first. /\ e * ' v All accounts in this bank are interest bearing. BANKING HOURS-Daily 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.- Saturday 9 to 12 A. It, 7 to 9 P. M. Geneva Savings Bank, 31 Seneca Street, Geneva, NT. OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS 7 To 9 'HisTiands gripped the arms of Uis chair. It was time to^tell them. The punishment of seeing their kind faces harden against him was almost more than he could bear/ but Kirk was not a craven. \I came away. I came into the wil- derness to lose the past,\ he said slow- ly, meeting their glances openly, frank- ly. \I was cashier, with the Consoli- HAD A NOSE FOR NEWS. \IT IS HAEDEB TO TELL YOU, SIB, CAUSE I LOVE NELLIE.\ BE- dated Gas company of Linwood, and one day $5,000 was missing^ and I con- fessed.\ He bowed his head and awaited their denunciation. There was silence, and he spoke again: \It is the harder to tell you, sir, because I love Nellie. I cannot offer her a' tarnished name—and yet, if you knew the truth you wpuld not blame me.\- John Locksley slapped his hand upon the table and interrupted Kirk's words.. \I do know- the truth, Kirk! I have known it for months, and 1 have hon- ored you above all men for your hero- ic sacrifice! It is a small world \and Arthur Hardwick happens to be one of my best friends. In writing to him one day 1 inclosed a snapshot photo- graph of the lumber camp, and he rec- ognized your picture. He wrote me and said: 'I see you have my Sir Gala- had with you, Locksley. You cannot do him too much honor, for he is expiat- j. ing the crime of another man. Some day, when the time seems proper to you, - tell him that Wilbur Webb has recovered his manhood and confessed his own guilt; tell him his old place awaits him with certain promotion, for our treasurer is growing old. Tell him I never believed his preposterous con- fession for one minute.' Thafs what Hardwick said,\ ended John Locksley, as he clapped his hand on Kirk's bow- ed shoulder and left the room. The clock ticked on the shelf and outside a bird sang a lullaby in the pine tree. Nellie arose and went soft- ly to Kirk. She knelt down and laid her cheek against his. Kirk's arm went around her,'and he lifted her face and looked down into her tear brimmed eyes. \Kirk can 1 make up to you for some of the suffering you! have en- dured?\ she whispered. l \My dearest,\ he said, \-^hat I did is not worthy this great reward. I took the blame because 1 ljiad m* kin who would be ashamed by my disgrace. I \had lost father, mother rind sisters I came here into the wilderness, and I have found a father and a He Got a \Scoop\ by Knowing a Cabi- net Minister's Weakness. How a cabinet secret was revealed in a most amazing fashion by a needy and adventurous penny a liner at the end of his resources is related by Mr. J. D. Symon ln \The Press and Its Story.\ It was during the ad- ministration of the Duke of Welling- ton, at a juncture when the opposition would have given anything for some hint of the cabinet's policy. The seeret was well guarded until one evening, just at the rising of the house, a penny a liner, who had been hanging about Westminster waiting for something to turn up, saw the duke emerge from the house of lords accompanied by one of his colleagues. , Now, the duke in his later years *was very hard of hearing and cherish- ed that not uncommon illusion of the deaf, that in order to make other peo- ple bear he, too, must shout. It oc- curred to the scribe that if he would only follow the prime minister he might hear something to his advan- tage. The night jsvas dark, so the penny a liner managed to keep well within earshot and yet to escape remark by those he was following. He. had not gone very far before he knew be was in lubk's way; The dufie was actually talking about the situation in his usual loud tones and gradually proceeded to unfold the policy of the cabinet. The penny a liner listened with all his ears .and kept will within range of tbe minister all the way to Apsley house. Thereupon, with beating heart, he sought some friendly refuge and com- mitted his discovery to writing. This done; he lost no time in calling upon the editor of one of the \leading op- position papers. The editor glanced over the article and was thunderstruck when he realiz- ed its nature. Here was the very thing -for which tbe party had been praying. Naturally the editor inquired how so unlnOuential a person could have come by such very private information. Being satisfied, however, of the truth of the man's story, be decided rb print it and gave the reporter a handsome check for his enterprise. Next day the appearance of tbe news, re-enforc- ed by a leading article, spread con- sternation in the government camp. Who was the traitor? Somewhat of a hue and cry was raised, and the duke's friend fell un- der suspicion. Relations between the prime minister and his colleague we're in fiact; somewhat strained, until at last the' true story of the remarkable discovery was given to tie world. Ingenuous. Little Caillou. a French boy, was al- lowed to take luncheon with bis moth- er abd her guests bn condition that he ate ionly that which was offered him, making uo comment. By* and by, how- ever!, when dessert was on tbe table, Cailjou could not resist a certain temptation. \Elease; mamma, may I have a sar- dine?\ ' . \No my Son; you know very well thati you may not have a sardine, that such things are not allowed you. And I thought you promised\me not to ask for anything special to eat,\ \Oh 1 don't want to eat it,\ was the little boy's ingenuous and astonish- ing janswer. \1 jusfe want to.put it in my iglass of ; water and see it float\— Chicago Record-Herafld. BUtfSORAH A FILTHY TOWN. A Visit to the Apocryphal Home of Sindbad the Sailor.\^ We were on our way to Bussorah, famous as the apocryphal home of Sindbad the Sailor. Bussorah is tbe seaport of Bagdad, from which it is distant about 500 miles by river. Bussorah in the summer is nothing less than a fiery furnace, for the ther- mometer registers more than 100 de- grees F. in the shade during 120 con- secutive days, and the mean tempera- ture,- night and day, for upwards of four months, is about 95 degrees. Malarial fevers, dysentery and ague are- prevalent, and the town is fre- quently visited by plague and cholera, and yet, thanks to the cool winter and prevailing north winds, the place is not essentially unhealthy for those who are acclimatized. * The habits and wants of the popu- lation are simple and are likely to re- main so for some time to come, but the sanitary state of the town is de- plorable. The crefeks, which are tidal; supply it with drinking water, but are used indiscriminately for all house- hold purposes, and the stench arising from them at low water is overpow- ering. The governor general of the province of Bussorah had his private residence in the upper story of a flimsy lath and plaster edifice overlooking the main road. The walls of his house could not 03 *\* have been more than six .inches thick, and\ it was full of .windows. The ground floor seemed to be a stable and was occupied by goats. As our carriage approached, churn- ing up the mud which lay ankle deep and bumping over the hollows and ob- structions which had so far escaped the attention of a* not too observant municipality, we saw the governor's head appear at an upper window and that of; a she goat at a lower one simultaneously. The governor, a middle aged man of d ignited bearing, greeted us gravely and kindly. From his conversation he appeared to be somewhat of a pedant,- imbued with the chauvinistic tenden- cies of the young Turk, and a harden- ed bureaucrat. His excellency's salutations as he bade us farewell were expressed with becoming gravity: \We trust that God may be pleased to preserve your ex- cellency's health. Our town is yours, as well as our house. May we order our soldiers to accompany you on your ride to Zobelr?-' Your person is more precious to us than our eyes, and there are. evil men. enemies of our lord the sultan, abroad in the desert.\—Cham- bers' Journal. r i M THE iAZORBACK HOG. Doesn't T wife!\ Fox and Gibbon. When the furniture of Charles James Pox, .the famous IDnglish orator and statesman, was sold by auction, there was among the boo&s a copy of the first volume of Gibt*TO'„s Roman his- tory- Itr appeared °by , tbe title page that the book had been presented by the author to Fox, b'^ no considera- tions of sentiment deterred the recipK ent from writing on the ifly leaf this anecdote: . , ? \The author at Brooks' said there was no salvation for this country un r til six heads of the principal persons in. administration were,laid on the ta- ble. ETeveh days aftejr?! this same gen- tleman accepted_a, pliace off lord., of trade, under those very ministers, and has &oted \with them ever since.\ *• Such was the avidity of bidders anx- ious: to secure the least scrap of the' writing and coaaposltioh of the /fa- mous owner of the copy that owing to the addition of this little record the book soldrfor\3 guineas, a large'suni for the times. V Newton's Shock; • T-he immortal discoverer of the 1 law of: the attraction of gravit^y was: at Lone time beside himself. In his fiftieth Ffifflp i^ewton suffered the severe shock\ from \which he never fully recovered. A dog upset a lighted candle, and pre- cious manuscripts embodying the f e- BUlts of many' years' experiments in '- \ optics tvere destroyed. In consequence, of this Newton's mind.lost its balance, Brewster, denies this, JbutMbout its truthfulness there is not much room for46ubt. It is certain that for a con- siderable time his letters were quite Incoherent, and to be accounted for apon no other hypothesis than that of a disordered mentality. Newton slow- ly recovered and lived to be eighty- thrs* !•§« old. ; '.•-.' /i I PRETTY SAFE PrHSON. I i • . Bloodhounds Guarded One Exit, Man £atina Sharks the Other. Shark skin, shark teeth, shark, oil, shatjfc meat and several other byprod- ucts of i the dead shark are articles of greyer, or fesser utility, but I have nievjer heard!of but one instance where the]'living, shark was put to a prac- tical use. \ This, says Lewis B. Free- maify vj^s when/they used him as a prison, guard In the old days, when British. Convicts were transported to Australia,; the monsters, serving this purpose 'for many years at tbe Port Arfburi settlement/ten miles south, of Hobarti, |he present capital of T#s- mania.j The prisons at this point, ^ome 6t jivhfch [mky still be seen, were situ- ated; upon, aj: peninsula' whose only con- nection vftih lift'mainland was by a long, njarrowstrip of sand called, from itsT: condgtiration,* the ~ p Eaglebawk's W.J j ?• :•; : •' . . The-jconvicts^ were allowed consider-, ahfe bnferty on rue peninsula, but to prevent j their escape to the mainland haif staryed bloodhounds were chajtned h4 i*ay aerossr thenarrowest por^ o£. jthje ,neek.. Several prisoners ogf, avoided [^[\lolm^Q^iij^L^ 'sv^mMng, the' \authorities adopted itihfe ieffectiye but grewsome expedient of j $egttikj|gi the sharks aj; that point Bey- era! times ia day. In a tew weeks the ------ '*ie^ajne literally alive wiQI the yotjaciotis; inan eaters,-andrfroni that time on; th^ Only eottviet whp;.#er es- caped ^ceompiished Ma purpose by roll- ing hJJmBjelf up in kelp ind working al0ng„ ih|hi by tarn, Iteming bis move- ments tolcorrespond with those of the other heaps of seaweed thaj were be- ing rolled by the sUfcf,—#||e JForid mi - w \ | Trees In Colombia., le jrepubttir of Colombia requires jibennen who take cedar and. ma- to plant young trees of the ie specfeB in the «uf oyer spacea. s to teach « virtue fr 1 Here'* His Portrait, and It Flatter Him % Bit. In physique and mentality the razor- back differs even more from a domes- tic hog than a wild goose does from a tame one. Shaped in front like a thin wedge, he can go through iaurel thick- ets like a bear. Armored with tough hide, cushioned by brigfes, he despises thorns, brambles and rattlesnakes alike. His extravagantly long snout can scent like a,eat's and yet burrow, uproot, overturn, as if made of metal. The long legs, thin flanks, pliant hoofs, fit him to run like a deer and climb, like a goat. In courage and sa-< gacity be outranks all other beasts.o A warrior bornj he is also a strategist of the \first order. Like man, he lives a communal life and unites with others of his kind for purposes of defense. The pig Is the only large mammal I know of. besides man, whose eyes will not shine by reflected light—they are too bold and crafty, I wit- The razor- back has a mind of his own—not In- stinct, but mind—whatever psycholo- gists may. say.' He thinks. Anybody can see that when he is not rooting or sleeping he is studying devilment. He shows remarkable understanding of human speech, especially profatfe speech.- and \even an uncanny gift of ! reading men's tbougnts wheneyer those thoughts are directed against the peace and dignity of pigship. He bears grudges, broods over indignities and plans'redresses for the morrow or the week after. If he eannot get even with you he will lay for your unsuspecting friend. And at last, When arrested in his crime and lodged In the pen, he i s .liable to attacks of mania from sheer belplesf rage.^-From Horace Kephart's ^Qur Southern, Highjanderft » A Mistake. . l \I didn't know you had malaria here!\ said the visitor. \We haven't,** replied Farmer Coca- tosspl, • , • ; ., \ ,-„'' \feut I saw a man-down the road Jwifli'cfiijls 8 and fever,',' , \That wasn't malaria. \What: ^ou> isaw was Si Simlin shudderin'/at me thought of wh&t his wife \was goIn£t» Say to him when he'got home/*'- ; Wi(l8^; IngtonStar. - ,. \'.••'\*.\• Pessimistic. . \In the long run it always pays to? aet decehtf ^observed j$be sage,, \Oh I don't know,\ replied; the fpoL \The prodigal son* is sonie^ero^ tot you never hear a w^id^^alMiutr-ihtf brother who stayed hjome andj41d'|he) chores ami.helped the pli folks^-v JSincinhati 'ilnqulier. ,' •••\•'-•*'\ \ \.)i> ,.! fcfo-fctton* Hof, It. .Hje*„ E**tn*aMf you «j?e, tirM of. flancing, ISiki r?ew*ocks> W«'lt*MiCiowtt 6n& have a little tete-a-tete, shall we? Mrs. Ne^TOcks—Oh, dear me, no, &ank yon. After »uebHB. big supper -i 3 I <<r t - 1 M M •r. fv s :^^

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