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BY THE WAY “When I first saw Richmond, in 1895," says a writer in “Collier's," "it belonged to the Old South. In the hotel a smiling colored boy stopped my bathtub with paper wad and put a tumbler over it to keep me from kicking it loose. The water served to me at slipper was so full of rel clay I mistook is for iced tea. Go there to-day and you will find–The tobacco interests of four nations with buying heal. quarters there. The focus of railroads tlaat are the most prosperous of the country. A dozen hospitals, six colleges, a great Amer ican cathedral, and hotels that are oases in the life of the traveler. The city has tlu commercial spirit of the North as keenly as Atlanta, but, glory be, it has not lost the social spirit of the South !”

The remains of Mary Campbell, Burns": “ Highland Mary,” were recently remore! from the Greenock Old West Kirk burying. ground and reburied in Greenock Cenie tery, in the presence of representatives of Burns Clubs from many parts of Scotland, and after impressive services. The reinterment was made necessary by the extension of the vast shipyards of Harlan & Wolf. the Clyde ship-builders. Mary Campbell inspired one of Burns's most pathetic songs, “To Mary in Heaven.”

“ Topsy-turvy” pronunciations :

"A lady here recently had this peetomaine poisoning.' Another had potaine poisoning.”

“Don't argue with old - ; he alwari goes off on a tandem.”

“A lady of my acquaintance, in discassing a friend's divorce case, said she had just received her elocutionary (interlocutory) decree.”

“Our washerwoman reports that the vocal teacher says her daughter has an exceptional voice and will be a madonna (prima donna).”

“My daughter and her bunch is goin' have a picnic to-day,” said our village Mrs. Malaprop, “and I've got to go ʼlong to shampoo (chaperon) the crowd.

From a local paper :

“The entertainment (interment) will take place in Maplewood Cemetery."

From another local paper:

“ The Lord Mayor who was emancipated as a result of his long abstance from food had been delirious for many hours and was unconscious when death came."

“At the conclusion of the school term prizes were distributed. When one of the pupils returned home his mother chanced to be entertaining callers. "Well, Charlie, asked one of these, did you get a prize: * Not exactly,' said Charlie, but I got a horrible mention.'

A ghost story of the comical sort is told in a recent book. At an English country house a lady was put into the haunted chamber. In the middle of the night she was wakened by feeling, to her horror

, that the bedclothes were being dragged off her. She held on to them desperately, but they were ruthlessly snatched away. She got up, dressed herself, and waited in speechless fear for morning. In the breaks fast room she was about to tell her fearful tale when another guest, a man, said to the hostess : “I woke so cold in the night that I went into the ghost room and took the clothes off the bed, to make myself

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11. I knew you wouldn't put any one nere.” : a talk to advertising men, Arthur bane said recently that there are five ts that every advertisement should ess. “ It must be seen, it must be read, ust be understood, it must be believed,

it must make the public want the g it talks about.” A Negro preacher of this town,” a thern reader reports," said in his ordion sermon:'I was bought at the Lamb's - I was predestined, foreordained, ixed, suffixed, and affixed, and cannot infixed ; and I am not hell scared.'” he “ Empire State Express,” of the

York Central Railroad, between New k City and Buffalo, may fairly claim pe an “ institution.” It has now been ning for twenty-nine years ; October 26

the anniversary of the first trip. For ny years it made the westward run in at hours ; the schedule time is now nine rs, the reason given by the railway being

increased patronage and the conseat lengthening of the train to the capacof the locomotives made a lowered rate peed necessary. Photographs come from Paris showing ar on rats, which have been very deactive. But the despised rat once did French a good turn, according to Col1 Repington's just-published history of war. He says; “On the parapets of front trenches are what look like winy flower boxes. They contain chemical terials for making a smoke screen to the German gas when it comes. All rats in the trenches congregate round se smoke boxes when the gas comes, as y realize that they save them from sufation. This process of lifting the Gern poison gas was discovered quite by nce. During a gas attack some straw s set on fire by accident and forced the man smoke up. The rats came in arms to squat round the burning straw gave

the French the hint." Another rat story is told by Frances -t in 6 Wild Creatures of Garden and dgerow.” Miss Pitt came upon a nest baby rats, and the idea occurred to her give one of them surreptitiously to the mily cat to rear, its kittens having just en sacrificed, except one. She cautiously ced the young rat by the sole surviving ten, and the plan worked! The old cat rsed the baby rat, washed it, and treated n every way as a kitten. The rat learned know Miss Pitt as a friend, and became, e says,

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You are welcome to use the schoolhouse to Lebate all proper questions in, but such things s railroads and telegraphs are impossible and zink infidelity. There is nothing in the Word f God about them. If God has designed that is intelligent creatures should travel at the aigh:ful speed of fifteen miles an hour he would have forecast it.





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