GROUNDLESS. People have pretty well gotten over the idea that these women who attend mothers' clubs leave their children at home with their hus- bands," sniffs the lady with the determined eyes. Yes, ma'am," calmly answers the philoso- phical old man. I've noticed that this kind o woman don't have any children."
^IIW 1. PIUU'IH—IIIWWI'HM' in I————'——j I. E.T OMAS, M.P.S., ¡ "ilk J^l. j I I Medico! Hall, Abepamarol. Sclentlflci y Tested. No Fee for TSxomtaafcion. Attendance aaiiy. ^WHIP. 1.11.11 «III mi irmnmriiin"—— Refreshment via Pavilion AT THE Aberdare Park NOW OPEN. R. H. MILES & SONS; Caterers. Picnic Parties catered for at Short Notice. IMPORTANT TO ADVERTISERS. The" ABERDARE LEADER hae the guaranteed largest circulation 4ul newspaper h the Aberdare Valley. HAGGAR'S FAMOUS BIOSCOPE. Now in full tide of Success. i NEXT WEEK commencing Monday, August 15th, I In addition to the usual selection of High-Class Bioscope I Pictures, Special arrangements have been made to pre ent BABY WATKINS, The little Welsh Wonder. ¡ All mothers should see this ::I CHILD MARVEL. I A Special Good Show every I night at OLD HAGGAR'S. 3d only to ail parts Who said GAS ?! Gas Consumoerswishing to gain the full benefit of the late reduction in the price of Gas, would do well to call in the assistance of c thoroughly practicable Gas-fitter, well up in every detail of his business, to overhaul and properly regulate their burners, lamps, Sc., to suit the varying pressures of their particular district. ¡ If you want a Bright, Clear and Attractive Light for the oncoming J¡ lighting season, don't worry about it yourself, but put the matter in the hands of HARRY HALEY, Gas Lighting and Heating Specialist, 28, I Jenkin Street, Aberdare, who is prepared to call periodically to keep I your lights in order the tohole year round. Now.—Only Jena" Glass and best Ramie Silk Mantles kept in I' Stock. ASK FOR A BOTTLE OF THURSTOH I THE I Ideal Tasty Tonic Drink FOR Summer & Winter. Black Lion Brewery, Aberdare. For Home-Made Reliable Furniture go to HALL & SONS, THE LEADING HOUSE FURNISHERS, 9 Cardiff St., Aberdare. Every Article to make the Home complete stocked. All kinds of Furniture renewed. Exchanges effected. I A. J. PADDOCK, i 9 J Plumber, Gasfitter, Sanitary Engineer ¡ and Electrician. large assortment of Sanitary and Gas Fittings kept in Stock. Prompt and personal attention to all orders. Estimates Free. 24, Cardiff Street, ABERDARE. NAT. TWL. 147. VICARY & Go. for Value in Vehicles. Choice Selection. Governess Cars all sizes; also Pony and other Traps, new and second hand. Hauliers' Carts in Stock. Vicary & Co ■ 5 Wheelwrfghts& Dean St. & Bridgend Yard. Mat. Tel. 177 COLSTON'S SCHOOL, STAPLETON, c BRISTOL. Staff of 11 Masters including 8 Graduates. Healthy situation. Spacious Gardens and Playing Fields, Chemical and Physical Laboratories, Carpenter's Shop, Swimming Bath, Miniature Rifle Range._ £ 5000_ now being spent on additional building. Tuition, I Board, Books, Stationery, and Clothing, X37 per annum. But for the endowment the cost to parents would be £ 56. For Illustrated Prospectus apply to- ANTHONY FINN, M.A., LL.D., Head Master. P.ciiijaiti Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially (ow rates. One week 4 wks. US v/ks g. d, B. d. s. d 10 words 0 ti 1 6 .« 5 0 28 J) a 2 8 5 g 88 „ 1 0 8 0 7 6 Bemitifcances may be made by Pcatsi Orders or halt-penny stamps. Ii not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices Market Street, Aberdare. -==- -¡:¡ I'l> SITUATIONS VACANT. 4 SMART Junior wanted (Grocery and A Provisions) —Apply, Manager, Star Supply Stores, Aberdare. ENERAL Servant able to wash and (j iron.—Apply, Kan way Bar, Aberdare. I WHOLE-TIME and Spare-Time yV Agents wanted in the Aberdare and Merthyr Districts for the Royal Liver Friendly Society. Apply immedi- ately to R. Leach, 111, Jubilee-road, Godreaman, district agent. .< f't'T.t1IrC¡O-; "11'111 t" WANTED. WANTED 6 or 7 roomed house near Aberaman. State rent, &c., to X., LEADER Office. SITUATION wanted by country girl, Age 16,—Apply, L.T., LEADER Office, TO LET. TWO Stalled Stable and Coachhouse.— Apply, 2 Brondeg terrace, Aberdare. 4/ 6 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, suitable for conversion to business premises, which will be done by owner.—Apply, W. Winstone Rees, Auctioneer, Aberdare. PAP,T)D EN'r S. F,,irn i shed sitting, A 2 bedrooms; moderate, central, near station.—Mrs Yvilliams, Reynallt House, Porthcawl. HOUSE and Shop to let at 20 Pembroke street, Aberdare. Moderate rent. —Apply, 15 Mary street, Aberdare. BEDROOM and Sitting room for young JL) lady or two lady friends.—Apply 38, LEADER Office, Aberdare, COMFORTABLE apartments or board C residence for one or two gentlemen, or lady friends, sharing rooms. (Home comforts).—Apply V. D. LEADER Office. TO LET.—Two Large Rooms suitable for offices; excellent position in Aberdai-e.-Apply, Rooms, LEADER Office. FOR SALE. "ITT7".HITECHAPEL Dogcart, by Fuller VY Bath. Strong, roomy, sound. Also Set of Wheels and Pair of Axles for same. Cheap.—Thomas Bros., Aberdare. CHILD'S Cot, large size, good as new. Cheap.—Apply 60. Pembroke streeJ, Aberdare. BARGAIN.—Good Wire Fox Terrier Dog. Nine months winner. Also good promising smooth Dog Puppy, thtee months. Both champion bred.—Apply, Griffiths, 29 Oak street, Aberdare. MASSIVE Collie, beautifully marked. Good companion and house guard. Quiet with children. Owner going abroad. —Apply, 45 Wind street, Aberdare. MILE FLOAT and business trap. As good as new. No further use.— Apply, S.G., LEADER Office. -r- TO BE SOLD by Private Treaty. All that commodious House known as 47 Hirwain road, Gadlys, consisting of :—1st floor: 3 large bedrooms, 1 box room; ground floor: 1 sitting room, 1 breakfast room, 1 large kitchen, pantry and lumber room; basement: 1 large wash house with boiler, 1 large outside pantry, coal house and w.c. Water and Gas throughout. Frontage about 2,5ft.- Apply, E. Thomas, 75 Gadlys road, Aberdare. FOR sale by private treaty, 2 houses in Pembroke-street. Apply, E., LEADER Office. SEVERAL Gents' Bikes. In good order. S Free Wheels. Prices from f2 os. Od. —Apply, Watkins, Liberal Club, Aberdare. SHARES in Windsor Building Club. £ Houses situated in Broncynon Terrace. —Apply Windsor, Leader Office. CHICKENS for sale. Day old. 4/6 and c 6/- a dozen.—E. Da vies, 13 Trevor street, Aberdare. MISCELLANEOUS. WONDERFUL; The Lion Compound Herbal Remedies. Cure yourselves with Herbs. Call and get a free circular explaining how, from E. Powell, 29 Jubilee road, Botanic Herb Stores, Aberaman. Sixpence per packet, 4 packets post paid for 2s. 3d. ADVICE Free for Stamp.—Mrs Stuart's Famous Female Remedy never fails. —Address, 9, Guinea street, Bristol. H.EAXO.—If you have a Bad Leg, Bc- lema, Old Sores, Wounds, Ring- worm, Cuts, Burns, Scurf, or any akin affection send to Maurice Smith, Ph.C., F.S.M.C., Kidderminster; for a free sample of HEALO Ointment. It coats you nothing, and you will not regret it. HEALO allays all Irritation, reduces in- flammation, prevents festering, soothes and heals all bad legs. Don't say your case is hopeless without trying HBAJLO, Boxes Is. lid- and 2s. Od. Local Agents: Evans, Chemists, Victoria Square, Aber- dare; Williams, Chemist, Abercynon; Chapham, Cwmaman; Jones, Chemist, Penrhiwceiber. WALLPAPERS from lid. per roll. v v Any quantity, large or small, supplied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock exceeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write for patterns stating what class you re- quire.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. ."T> A.ZAAR Goods.—Special, Id. and 64d. JL> Greatest variety and value in trade. Wholesale only.—SALMON and MAT- THEWMAN, LTD., Plough Buildings, Gloucester street, Birmingham. Mention this paper. MPORTANT TO MOTHlESr Every Mother who values the Health and Cleanliness of her Child should WIe HARBISON'S "RELIABLE" N-URURT POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, Beautifies and strengthens the Hair. In Tins, tid. and td. Postage id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by all Chemists. Insist' on having Harrison's Pomade. Agent for Aberdare: Emrys Evans, Chemist, 8-10, Victoria Square; Aber- aman, 1. J]. Thomas. D.Morris Powell Auctioneer, Gadlys, ABERDARE. Tel. 15 P.O. Business will reeaive best attention ABERDARE ijORSE SHOW. J THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th, 1910* £150 IN PRIZES, Silver Challenge Bowl, AND 3 Silver Cups. JUMPING, RIDING AND DRIVING I CLASSES. TROTTING AND GALLOPING HANDICAPS. For Schedules, apply to the Hon. Sec.— W, R, MORGAN. SOLICITOR, 87, Canon Street, Aberdare, (Late Writer, Grainer and Decorator I J. Dudley Watkins I for Mr Michael Thomas) I Begs to inform the inhabitants of Aberdare and district, that he has commenced business on his own account, and solicits a share of patronage. All orders shall have his personal and careful attention. J.D.W. is a thorough Practica! House, Sign and Ornamental Decorator. ADDRESS: 10 Glanant Street, Aberdare. Motaf Cycles, Cycles, impairs. Accessories at lowest possible prices. Broken Frames and Forks repaired immediately. We have the plant to do it. Don't scrap that old crock-of yours. Send it to us and we will Enamel and Plate as new. Guaranteed. Wheel Building, Coas- ters, Speed Gears built and fitted to your cycle same day as ordered. Sole agents for the famous L.M.C. Motor Cycles, winner and holder of records. Catalogues per return. Try one of our cycles built to your own specifications. Ask the opinion of riders of Taylor's cycles. TAYLOR BROS., Bailey Street, MISKIN, jRAountairt Ash. The Windsor Building Club. TO PAINTERS. TENDERS are invited for Painting jL Broncynon Terrace, and Bryn Terrace, on or before August 22nd, 1910. Full particulars may be had from the Secretary. D. Rees Davies, Gelli Villa, Trecynon, ————————————————————————. Glancynon foundry Company, Ltd. ABERDARE, Makers of Crucible Steel Castings, IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS AND GENERAL ENGINEERS, Have the following I Second-qand Machinery for Sale LANCASHIRE BOILER, with all Mountings and Fittings, 16ft. 6in. x 6ft, 6in. Complete, £35. VERTICAL BOILER AND ENGINE, 6 h.p., on Tank Base and Travelling Wheels, 50lbs. working pressure, suitable for driving Mortar Mill and Saw Bench. £25, MORTAR PAN (PORTABLE), 5 feet, recently overhauled, New Rings and Scrapers. X18. 3t h.p. OIL ENGINE, by John Robson, with Circulating Tank and Silencer complete. Can be seen running. £19. All kinds of machinery bought, sold or exchanged, and repairs to Gas. Oil or Steam Engines attended to by competent Mechanics.
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CANVASSING. AT the meeting of the Merthyr Board of Guardians on Saturday Mr John Prowle protested strongly against can- vassing for a certain appointment which is in the power of the Guardians to make. Many a time have we heard the practice of canvassing denounced by the members of the Merthyr Board of Guardians and other public bodies, and often times have we seen the words Canvassing stifictly prohibited" or Canvassing will mean disqualiifcation inserted in an advertisement which invited applications for a public appoint- ment, but never yet have we seen an applicant disqualified for canvassing even when he had been guilty of the most glaring form of this" objection- I able practice. In fact it is as difficult to suppress canvassing as it is to de- fine it. We should like to have a com- prehensive definition which would embrace all the various ways and means adopted by canvassers. Now' a can- didate for the registrarship of Gelligaer might not ask;:1 Merthyr Guardian for his vote and interest," but the can- didate might ask his friend or his friend's friend to do so. Would that be regarded as a corrupt practice and disqualify the applicant ? The hardened habitual canvasser is as wily and slim, as he is persistent and tenacious, and if he cared he could surely perform his work in such a diplomatic way as to evade any law and defeat any pro- hibition. Canvassing is like love-mak- ing it involves so many ingenious pro- cesses and cunning artifices that it can- not be reduced to any concrete description. Whether the wooer tries to win a girl or a Guardian the question is seldom put m a blunt and direct manner, but in a round-about and in- direct way. The public representative who has not sufficient moral courage to say no" to applicants for positions should have enough elasticity of con- science and tongue to say" ves" to them-that is, to all of them. v
Scraps. BY "THE SCRIBE." This is the age charters. There is the children's charter, the charter of .Labour, and the charter of the Poor. And have we hot chartered companies heaps of them and chartered accountants galore? Local stump orators are well to the fore at holiday resorts this summer. One of the tribe sends this message on a picture postcard: H Just been making a, speech at the Town Hall on the subject, 'How tea-fights are won/' Received rounds after rounds of applause, and fin- ally got chucked out. However, I hope to .peak again to-night on the sands; subject, "Woi-k and how to dodge ii- I am told that there were that evening departing footprints on the sands of—not of Time, but Swansea. The H Horator." had to dodge, not work, but the missiles hurled at him by an enraged audience. Nothing daunted our hero intends pur- suing still further his oratorical career. He will seek fresh sands and audiences new, and deliver his harangue on "'How to be happy though working." He has another lecture in the make; subject,. U Can a man be a fraud on a pound a week." An historic speech of his was that one on "Obstructions on the path of pro- gress." That oration carried conviction- to the tune of 10s. and costs for obstruct- ing the path to the Pier. John Burns wants to get the town into the country and the garden into the town. This is, we suppose, the revised version of the back to the land gospel. Much excitement prevailed among the leaders of the medical profession recent- ly as the result of an authoritative paper directed against the sanatorium treat- ment of consumption, read by Dr. Camac Wilkinson before the British Medical Association. At the conclusion ot the meeting the majority of the large num- ber of doctors present agreed that the days of sanatoria are numbered, and that it is sheer madness for municipali- ties to continue to erect these expensive establishments. This is not very encouraging to the Merthyr Guardians, who are on the thres- hold of a great sanatorium scheme. The Aberdare District Council had better imitate Mountain Ash and aban- don all August meetings. Only seven men of good report were wanted to con- duct a meeting of the Aberdare Council the other day, but that number could not be found, and the meeting had to be postponed. The bridal pair had just emerged from the great ordeal of the altar. The good dame who acted as caretaker of the chapel was lavish in her attentions to the bridegroom and profuse in her wishes for b a blessing on the union. He was, how- ever, too confused tc take in the situa- tion, until the bride, who was less nerv- ous, cried out to him, "Tip she, mun." 8 Some people are disappointed with the late Dr. D. Davies' will. Not because of its provisions but because the amount was so small. It had been rumoured that the doctor was worth nearly, a quarter of a million. Still, £ 80,000 is a tidy little sum, and the annual yield from this amount would keep any family well above the poverty line. < £ 80,000 invested at 5 per cent. works out at nearly iP,80 a week. The doctor was a careful man in his investments, railways being his favourites. Some time ago the doctor ordered JB10 worth of medical goods from a London firm with whom he had had no previous dealings. Before forwarding the goods the firm caused enquiries to be made as to the financial standing of their new customer. The reply from Aberdare was as follows You can give Dr. Davies credit for anything up to < £ '50,000/' I wonder when shall we behold the Aberdare municipal dwellings. The Electric Scheme, passed by the Council years after the other scheme, is being pushed forward with all possible haste, and our streets will soon be lit with electricity. We may yet have electric trams before we get the Cotmcdl dwel- lings. A Swansea man last Tuesday found a purse containing, in gold and notes, = £ 2,000. He gave the purse up to the police, who ascertained that the real owner was Lord Hamilton. The latter gave the finder £ *5 and 4 free passes to the Zoo. Why free passes to the Zoo? Are honest men from Wales such rara avises that they should be sent to the Zoo ?
-=' Obiiuapy. I MR J. W. HARRIS. It was with the .keenest regret that Aberdare people heard of the death of Mr J. W. Harris, formerly one of the pro- Aberdare people heard of the death of Mr J. W. Harris, formerly one of the pro- minent citizens of this place, which took place, after a long illness, at Caerau Road, Newport, whither he and his family had recently removed from Aber- carn. Mr. Harris was born in America, but the family removed to Llanelly when he was a child. He became an agent under the Prudential Assurance Co., and subsequently a supt. In 1889 he was ap- pointed supt. at Aberdare, and remained here until y r- v. years ago, when he was promoted -nl.- Junge of the Western Valleys distl, .king up his residence j at Abercarn. j While in Mr. Harris identi- tied himselr Llrgely with the public life of the u" He was an ardent Liberal, mid -.)0!) became one of the leading mew in connection with the Aberdare Liberal Club. He was vice- president of the club, and chairman of the committee, and on his departure from Aberdare, received recognition of his valuable services, in the form of a testi- monial, and was also elected life mem- ber of the club. The late Mr. Harris rendered great service to the Bechabite cause. While at Aberdare he took very great interest in the local branch. He often represent- ed the East Glamorgan district at the, A.M.C. When Mr. Harris and his family re- moved from Aberdare the Cong. Church at Tabernacle had a very great loss. He was a deacon, and took a most energetic part in all movements and matters per- taining to the church. Mr. Harris was very highly esteemed by Aberdare people. When leaving the place a farewell meeting was held at Tabernacle Vestry, at which function several of his insurance colleagues, his fellow-members of Tabernacle Church and many townspeople expressed their keen regret at his departure. At this meeting he expressed his intention, if spared, to return to Aberdare to spend the evening of his days. But, alas, it was not to be. He was a most kindly man, and generous to a fault. We express our sincerest sympathy with Mrs. Harris and the six children, one of whom is Mr. W. J. Harris, teacher at the Higher Standard School, Aberdare. The late Mr. Harris was a unique con- ductor of public meetings. We have seen him at huge gatherings in Aberdare I directing and controlling a large, and sometimes a turbulent crowd like an army general would with the forces under his command. As a president of literary meetings and entertainments his ser- vices were often requisitioned, and he never was a failure in that respect. At a meeting of the Aberdare Liberal Club Committee held on Friday a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr. Harris was passed unanimously. At Tabernacle Cong. Church on Sunday evening the pastor, Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A., touched upon the departure of the late Mr. Harris, and dwelt briefly upon his services as an officer of the church. He was, observed Mr. Jones, a man full of energy, enthusiasm, and good inten- tions. All the congregation stood while Mr. E. Moses, the organist, played the a Dead March in Saul at the close of the service. The interment took place on Monday at the Newport Cemetery. Amongst those present, as mourners were: Messrs. W. J. Harris, Albert Harris, and Sidney Harris, sons of the deceased; and Messrs Ishmael Harris, supt. of the Prudential at Mountain Ash, and James Harris, Carnarvon, brothers. The following represented the Aberdare Liberal Club: Messrs. Morgan Watkins, vice-president; F. J. Caldicott, secretary; A. G. Watkins, steward David Williams, H. H. Collette, and J. MacCormack. Mr. T. Roderick, Aberdare, represented the Rechabites. On behalf of Tabernacle Cong. Church were: Rev. J. M. Jones, M.A., pastor; J. Morris, secretary; E. Moses, organist; and A. Parry. The following officials and ex-officials of the Prudential attended: Messrs. J. Basher and D. Hammonds, the late Mr. Harris's successors at Aberdare; Messrs. C. Hawkins, Caerphilly; D. Ganderton, Abertillerv; D. Price, Mountain Ash; D. G. Williams, Newport; K John, Risca; G. Stevens, Monmouth; W. Rey- nolds, Pontypool; E. W. Evans, Mer- thyr; J. Richards, Abercarn; John Davies and J. Matthews. Mr. W. Caldicott, Aberdare, was also present. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Rees, Abercarn, and the Rev. J. M. Jones, Aberdare.
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THE FIGHTING NAY. A mild-mannered and genial Tennessean named Galloway was elected to the State Senate from Shelby County," said Secretary Dickinson, of the War Department, himself from Tennes- see, but there was a protest over it because, it was claimed, Galloway had been concerned in a duel in his younger days. The time came for swearing in the Senators and the clerk called the roll by counties. When Shelby County was reached, Galloway, wearing a long black frock coat, stepped into the aisle. 1 Mistuh President and Senatuhs,' he said, I have heard of this yere protest against my sitting in this body as a Senatuh because I once engaged in an affair of honah. Now, suh, I want to say that I did engage in an affair of honah, in my younger days, in the State of Mississippi and, latuh, in another affair of honah in the State of Arkansaw. Once again, I engaged in an affair of honah as a second, not as a princi- pal, in the State of Mississippi. I contend, suh, that the State of Tennessee has no jurisdiction ovuh what is done in other states, and I am here to say, suh, that if any Senatuh thinks otherwise and does not vote for me at this time I shall call him out, by gad, suh! call him out and hold him personally responsible to me, suh. That's all.' "And they all voted for him." -Saturday Evening Post.
A GUILTY CONSCIENCE He was a quiet, bashful sort of young man. He was calling on a young lady one evening not long ago, says a writer in the Denver Post, when her father came into the room with his watch in his hand. It was about half-past nine., At the moment the young man was standing on a chair, straightening a picture on the wall. The girl had asked him to fix it. As he turned, the old gentleman, a gruff, stout man, said, Young man, do you know what time it is ?'! The bashful youth got off the chair, nervously. 2' Yi s. sir," he replied. "I was just going." He went into the hall without any delay and took his hat and coat. The girl's father followed him. As the caller reached for the door knob the old gentleman asked him if he knew what time it was. Yes, sir," was the youth's reply. Good- night And he left without waiting to put his coat on. After the door had closed the old gentleman turned to the girl. "What's the matter with that fellow?" he asked. "My watch ran down this a,Hernoon; and I wanted him to tell me the time "j that I could set it."
KNEW WIFE AND DOG A man's voice, husky with anxiety, billed up police headquarters the other night at about 2.30 a.m. It was a custraught husband bi-„iig the ipoiice to help him find his wife, who c." d been missing since eight o'clock in the evening, says Fuck. c, "What's her description?" asked t. p official at the 'phone. "Her height? Weight; "Er—er—about average, I guess," stammered the husband. Colour of eyes ? A confused burring sound came back over the wire. „ Blue or brown? prompted the official. I—I don't know i How was she dressed? I guess she Avare her coat and hat—ahe took the dog with her." What kind of a dog? Brindle bull terrier, weight fourteen and a-half pounds, four dark blotches on his body, shadowing from grey into white; a round blackish spot over the left eye; white stub of a tail, three white legs, and the right front leg nicely brindled all but the toes; a small nick in the left ear, gold filling in his upper right molar, a silver link collar with—" That'll do! gasped the official. We'll find the dog!
MUSINGS OF THE OFFICE BOY. The feller who don't sweat over his job ain't work in'. Ain't it funny how ev'rybody wants to be around durin' the rush hour? Seems to me the trouble with most people who want to make money is that they want to make too much at one time. All through winter I had aspirations to be a fireman, but in summer I think I'd like to be a watchman in a cold-storage place.
INSTRUCTION IN HONESTY. A few years ago there was a shiftless coloured boy named Ransom Blake who, after being caught in a number of petty delinquencies, was at last sentenced to a short time in the peniten- tiary, where he was sent to learn a trade. On the day of his return home he met a friendly white of his acquaintance, who asked: "Well, what did they put you at in the pri- son. Ranse? Dev started in to make an honest boy oufn me, sah." That's good, Ranse, and I hope they suc- ceeded." They did, sah." And how did they teach you to be honest 1" Dev done put me in the shoe. shop, sah, nail- in' pasteboard onter shoes fo' leather soles, 8ah. —Salt. Lalce IIeralcl.
THE SWEET GIRL GRADUATE. Mark Twain was a firm believer in the higher education of woman, but Hartford still remem- bers a speech he made one June to a platform of Hartford girl graduates. This speech, a humorous attack on the college girl, ended: Go forth. Fall in love. Marry. Set up housekeeping. And then, when your husband wants a shirt ironed, send out for a gridiron to do it with."
THE ROOSTER THAT SAVED THE GAME. "Thi" -,hawnty -clay' business we read of Bo much to-day," said John S. (Muggsy) McGraw, the famous baseball-player and mana- ger, "reminds me of the time that a rooster saved a close game and he wasn't a game rooster, either. It was back in the old and glorious Oriole days, when I managed the nationally victorious Baltimore team. L had heard that there was a good team a* Spring Grove, an insane asylum near Balti" more, and just for a lark I took the team up there to play the nutty nine. It was going to be easy picking', but we expected a lot of fun oU» of it, anyway. # We hardly prepared for what realiy awaited us. It chanced that there were a lot of husk? rips in there, some of them former professional ball-players and greedy for exercise. They had been practising up until they were inune form, and we had seldom been opposed by a toal" more nearly our equal. The boys started out a spirit of fun, but soon saw that they wouio have to settle down and do all that was in if we were to pull victory out of the thing at aJ £ Of course we expected a battv bunch, but to*8 one was all that and a batting bunch besides. The game had run on to the ninth inning. The score was three to two in our favour, the nuts were at bat. The man who was J^9 then getting; ready to swat it was a bad hitting. He had been able to find our pitcn every time he went to bat—found him, a^e found him without any apparent effort. were afraid of him. Two men were on the base two out, and two strikes had been called on man at the bat. We thought we had j chance, but not much. The pitcher uncon^ himself for a throw, the batter got ready, a!h-j, just then a rooster crowed somewhere wrw* hearing* and the nut dropped his bat and ran the woods like a scared dog. •. fl(J 'What was the matter with himt' I aS^ the manager of the nutty nine.. 0f Oh, nothin'; only he thinks he's a •orn, and he always hides when he knows tM §ny chickens about.' "—Saturday Evening