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AN IMMORTAL SONG.
A poc labored patently and long.
H) i a be trusted' an lamiuli! frfig.
Hn lint girl disturbed Litn nitb L p; j,
Ami angrily he etit the efaiid a ay.
Tbe poem at cinnpieied and forgot
E'en by the poet's friends remembered not
But the hard word tbe tender-bej-ted maid
Bre ia her brast till tbe in dust wa laid.
.Vaieri. aa Agrlcnlturiac
inn tin inn
Out of the Judge's Hands
1-4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 I H 4
rrjj O uiy mind," spoke tbe Judge
jH soberly, "Incompatibility U. in
itself, no ground for divorce,
aotwithstanding the fact that tbe de
lire of both husband and wife is to
tcver the marriage bonds."
He was speaking to William Sprig
I, a till, handsome man of 35.
Spriglee had attained fame and for
'tune a an inventor.
The scene mi the divor-e court, and
there were but four other persou in
the itwu. Une was a woman, plainly
though neatly dresd. Her paie fai-e
V time wa lighted by a ray of wt
bes as she smiled upon the two little
i-oy who nestled closely to her if
tu fear of the strange solemnity of
their surrounding. F.ucb of the tot
took turns putting a chubby fist to his
tiotith. yawning, and then looking up
It fhe woman with a pretty smile. An
attorney the woman's attorney oc
tupied a neat near ber.
When the judge ceased speaking.
1 prigsl.ee sank back into hi s-at with
i nigh of disappointment. It was not
1 he liud expected. A silence follow
M. broken only by tbe regular "t.ck:
In k:" of the big dock over the ata'.u
rd glass window.
Tbe Judg" continued: "In nature
t'lere are a few things Incompatible.
Vbl so-called incompatibility in the
domestic life of man and woman is
tiore often the Inconsistency r the
Incongruity of one or the other, or
tuaybnp. lxith. It is easily rem' died,
tiongli not in the divorce court. In
l.utb, the thing, the very thing, that
tiake man and woman Incompatible
l the divorce court itself. You come
., re seeking a divorce what groui.ds
lave I for granting such a decne for
t-itying the sacred bonds and aiding
ron in breaking the vow yon snore
before God to keep? None, absolutely
iiouel Incompatibility, you say? But
why that? Has not this woman, the
mother of your children, been a good
nd loving wife, fulfilling br duties
Is wife and mother? No. on the
Itrengih. or rather the weakness, of
four argument, sir, I could not grant
I divorce:" And Sprigs! sank deep
Again there was silence, a!i2 jue at'
lorney arose. "If yourfbonor please"
laid be quietly, as if anything but
loftly spoken words would again dis
turb the Hon that slumltered In the old
Judge's breast, "I wish to present a
few words in behalf of my client. Vou
aid a moment ago that tbU woman
had been a loving wife and a devoted
mother; that Is true. But has the jnan
whom she promised to cherish and love
reciprocated with equal affection? Has
f'a .been a loving husband and a devot
' ell W"Pr? I dare say, if yon oueotion-
ed 'iiiiii, he would tell you there have
- been weevs ana months that he has
Dot spoken h. kiud word to this patient,
"WheB these bjvo wft-e marrlel sev
en years ago they ayere neighbors, and
bad grown up together. They attend
ed the same school, and studied from
the same books. The first months, the
first years of their married Jfe, were
one delightful harmony, for they were
jret, as they had been In childhood, on
Uie same level; they undrstood each
other perfectly. Tlieti a change came.
Success and fortune smiled on the hus
band. His name became a household
word the nation over. The ptwsg were
loud In ther praises of him; he was
landed and adored, and everywhere
be went he was received with pomp
and ceremony. He was no longer the!
loving husband he had been a short
tjmaefore. The fine ladies, tbe tal
nt.eTndies, the women who bestowed,
their praises upon him ia the worl ov
cupide a higher social level tha the.
simple, plain little woman who bad
walked with him to the marriage altar,
he grew to loathe her, to avoid her, to
JJespise her. tiu could no longer caressu
and love her as of old. Iler very pre-
ence Is now obnoxious to him, and the
woman, though ever patient, loving and
ievoted. must live her life in misery.
You say, your honor, thre Is no tn
fvTrintlh!l!tv in tlie domestic life?
Why, if you please, this is the very
:4xtreine of innompatibKlty. .Not wo ab
'atances, no two things in the universe
tould react with greater foree, cowl
e more npellant more disagreeable
tone to the other than this one case of
the world-renowned, ambitious, thoagh
conceited husband, and the plain, sim
ple, loving and devoted wife and moth
er. To -keep them joined aa man and
Wife is like condemning each to a life
of torturing servitude. There la but
Me remedy; that is to grant decree
of divorce; and to this end my client
ask that she be allowed the custody
and care of the cblldreiL, Thla agree
nent ta mutual tietweaCthe two."
. The attorney went back to bl aeat
The two little bora fawned la nut-
ml a ad each cased apologetically Into
pate face of tb aaothar. Thla
&m ate Aid not aoslla at tbetn. Her
taA wm traar with otkar titlnfa, and
. p wlCJi fSewftr ,ajiaaaa a aoo.
4 4 I HI I II II II
carefully wiped them with the corner
of his big silk kerchief. It was eri
dent he was wavering between two
During the long silence none in the
court room saw a thin column of
smoke creep, as noiselessly as a reptile,
up the stairway and enter the corri
dor. It kept close to the floor, and
glided up the aisles between the rows
of empty lencbe. When It crept lie
iieath the bench where the woman
and the boys sat a little pugglsh tuse
gave a curious sniff, and the ominous
silence was broken by the childish re
mark: "Mamma. I smell smoke."
All raised their heads, for all were
bowed In thought
"Fire: Fire!" came a loud, startling
cry up the stairway.
The Judge closed his look with a
start, thrust his glasses into his vest
pockrt, and looked atiout him dazed,
horrified. 'The building Is on fire."
said he In alarm; "we had best make
our ewufie to the lower floor." As be
skurrleil toward the door he uncon
sciously picked up one of the Isiys.
The attorney snatclnd up the other,
and in a moment they were down the
Mr. and Mrs. Sprigslce sat mute, as
If TioTlet awake to tneir peril. Then
prlgi!iee. ran for the door and was
confronted, by a stifling column of
black smoke. The court room was on
the ttdrd floor, (ind be gained the first
landing In safety. As he turned to
the lower stairs he suddenly" thought
of Mrs. Sprigsbee. bis wife ah, yes,
his .wife; the thought brought a smile
to bis hardened face. But the smile
passed ipilckly, and in Its stead a look
of horror. f fear, of anxiety came, not
for himself, but for the woman he hud
thoughtlessly, cowardly left in the
He whirled on his heel and dashed
back lip the stairway, three steps at a
bound. Mrs. Hprigsbee was running
almt the court room frantically, aim
lessly when her husband entered. "Oh,
where are my children, where are my
loys?" she walled In agony.
"They are down. They arc safe,"
.Sprigsbee cried and took ber by the
hand. "Here, come with me. We
must get dwn Instantly."
The woman was faint and weak
from long suffering suffering that he
himself hail brought upon her, and
now, as he gripped the delicate fln
gprs In his own, Sprigsbee rIizeiil It
all. She could but slowly descend the
stairs. In spite of bis effrts to hurry
her. Tbe smoke roiled op In murky,
choking griefs, and the sharp, Inces
sant crackling' of flames came from
"We mnst go fatter," Sprigtdwe cried
Tb woman tried to larrease Iter
pace, but could not. The raging smoke
blinded her, stifled ber, and before the
first landing was- reached, she fell ia
Sprigslee canglii ber In lis arms. He
was surprfwd to find how light and
frail she was. With his burden press
ed close to him. he dashed down tfco
lower flight. The hot breath of the
flame scorched him face and lrom
I-Iow he could hear the shouts nail
yells of the firemen.
"You'll never make it this way."' he
beard someone cry. "Go back to the
other stairs!" But he was deaf to the
warning cry. He wrapped the wom
an's cape about bc face, pressed her
closer and rushed on. For a tlnie, an
age It seemed to him, he was wading
through a furnace of Ore. lie closed
his eyes, leaped, and fell headlong Into
the arnm of two big firemen. A mo
ment more ami he wm In the refresh
Ins air, safe, with bla burden still
pre sued close to him.
He lay ber dowa on the cool grnss
and fanned ber white face with hla
bat. He believed be had Mrer aeon a
aweeter, prettier face than thla. He
raised ber bead oa bla arm, and abe
opeaed ber large bine eyea.
"Wbera ara little Tom aa4 Harry r
abe asked faeMy.
'Hare t ara, mamma." And four
jtmttitil.ttmM CMUped bar sack.
inr-Jtc is BUT (;E BEMEDT. '
"And you. Will, y,a won't leate tnt
tor m whiie, will j? 1 feel so weak
"o. a-.j dear, I shall never leave
"Biea you for those words. Will,
Their iips met in a long. yulTennj
kiss. The Incompatible had becom
compatible. The Housewife.
He Hd Woadcrfal Memory uu
Brought Down the Hone.
"Ladles and gentlemen." be began.
"I'm going to give you a recitation. It'
it's called -The Schooner Horatius.
No, I mean 'The Village Ro""k.: No,
that isn't it Its 'How tbe the
Blacksmith Kept the Bridge.' I mean
It's It's a thing by Ixngfellow, you
know; that Is, I thick It was Tenny
son! "The Boy Stood on the Burning
Deck," whispered Blake, loud enough
for him to bear.
"Yea, that's It," went on Jones
Then he fixed bis eyes on a point in
the roof and blurted out in jerks and
starts, as tbe odd liitea came befori
blin, the following effusion:
The boy stood on the burniof deck.
He be stood upon his head.
Because his arms and legs were off,
to he wared his arm and sold
My name U Norval. On tbe Grampian
Tbe riling? smithy stand;
Tlie smith, a mighty uju, rn wm
On the pitiless Goodwin Sands.
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild Wilhelmlne;
Teh doctors Lad given him up, sir,
The darliug of our crew!
And and the cheek of Argyll frew dead
And we niched for the signed rockets.
I.et'i fire them quick," we cried.
And the g'xxl Abbot of Aherbmthock
plunged headlong into the tide.
Then who will stand on either hand and
keep the bridge with me?
On board the schooner Hesperus that
tails the wintry sea,
I. with two more to help me, will l-ol.l
the foe in play.
For 1 am to be (jnen of the May.
mother; I'm to be Queen of tl.
When It was all over, and the roars
tf laughter bad subsided, Jones rushed
of! the stage and bid himself for the
rest of the evening. And the memory
of bis famous recitation Is still an
ever green one In the annals of the
Names of Fabrics.
Tbe origin of the names of popular
fabric Is even more interesting than
the tracing to third lingual roots of
ordinary words. About the year 1.121
the woollen trade of England became
located at Worsted, about 15 miles
from Norwich, and It was at this place
that the pa Ufacture of the twisted
iotTTiTe thread of woollen, afterwards
called worsted, was first made, If not
invented, I.lnsey-wolsey was first
made at Llnse?, ?d was for a long
time a very popnhtr fi?rjc. Kersey
mere takes Its ;iame from tks vl!lag
of Kersey, and the mere close If It,
In the county of 8uffolk. We have to
thank Gaza, In Palestine, the gates pf
which Samson carried away, for gaze
or gauze. Gaza means "treasure." Vol
taire, wishing to describe some Intel
lectual but dressy woman, said, "She
Is an eagle In a cage of gauze." Muslin
owes lta name to Moasoul, a fortified
town In Turkey In Asia. Tulle obtains
Its name from that of a city In the
south of France. Travelers by rail in
Brittany often glide past Gulngamp
without remembering that It was here
that was first produced that useful fab
rie gingham. Damask derives Its name
from the city of Damascus; calico from
Calicut, a town In India formerly cele
brated for Its cotton cloth, and where
also calico was printed; cambric, from
Cambray, a town In Flanders, where,
it was first made; and tweed from a
fabric worn by fishermen upon tho
Button Out of Fruit Heeds.
In Central America there Is a fruit
producing palm which has quite meta
morphosed tbe button business and
formed the nucleus of one of the most
Important Industries. The seed of this
fruit contains n milk that Is sweet to
the taste nnd Is relished by the na
tives. The milk, when allowed to re
main In tbe nut long enough, becomes
hardened, and turns Into a substance
as ban! as the Ivory from an ele
phant's tusks. The plant which pro
duces these nats Is called the Ivory
plant. Most of the buttons used In the
United States, whether called Ivory,
pearl, bone, horn, or rubber, come
from this source. The Ivory plant Is
one of the wonders of the age, and
Is rewarding Its growers with vast for
tunes. The ntrts are exported by th
shipload to big button factories, from
which they Issue forth In every con
ceivable design, color, grade, and clas
sification of button.
A certain lady bad met with a scri
ous accident, which necessitated a rery
painful surgical operation and many
months' confinement to her bed. When
the physician had finished his work
and was about taking his leave, th
patient asked, "Doctor, how long shall
I hare to He here helpless?" "Oh,
only one day at a time," was tba
cheery anawer; and the poor sufferei
was r- only comforted for the mo
ment, but many times during the suc
ceeding weary weeks did the thought,
"Only a day at a time," come back
with lta quieting Influence. We think
It waa Rev. Kidney Smith who recom
mended taking "short views" aa a
good safeguard against needless wor
ry; and One far wiser than be aald:
"Take, therefore, no thought for tba
morrow, ftaflcleot unto tba day la tba
4 M i 4 I-
Muh'i ia the Cold, Cold Ground,
Bound the meadows im a ringiog d
darkies' mournful song,
While de mocking birds as singing
happy aa de day am kof,
ft'bere de boy am a weeping oa d
Dere ok oiaa am a sleeping, sleeping
in d cold, cold groaud.
Oewn in de corn field hear dat moarn
All de darkies am a weeping.
Massa's io de cold, cold ground.
When de autumn leaves were falling,
when de days were cold.
Two hard to hear old massa a call
ing, cause he was so weak and old.
Now de orange trees am blooming on de
Now de summer days am coming,
massa never calls no mora.
Massa makes de darkies love biin, cause
he whs so kind.
Now they sadly w-ep alove him,
mounting cause he lar-s tliera
I cannot work before to morrow, cause
de tear drops flow,
I try to drive assy my sorrow, pick
ing on de old banjo.
And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come rfect days;
Then heaven tries the earth if it be lu
And over it softly her warm ear lays;
Whether we look, or whether we linen.
We hear life murmur, or i-ee It g!it-n;
Every clod feels a stir of might.
An instinct wiiliin it that reaches snd
And, groping blindly altove it for light,
i Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers;
The flush of life may well be seen
Thrilling bark over hills snd valleys;
Tin' cowslip stsrties in meadows green.
The butler cup catches the eun iu its
Ami there's never a h-;if nor a blade too
To I some happy creature's palace;
5'lie little bird sits at hi door in the sun,
Atilt like a blossom among tbe leaves,
And le's his illumine- l.inif o'erruu
With the deliik'eof summer it receives;
lis mate feels the eggs lieneath her
And the heart in-her dumb breast flut
ters and siut's;
He sinus to the wide world, nnd fche to
la the nice ear of nature, which song ia
the best? ,
James Uusscll Lowell. ? i
IN AN UNKNOWN LAND.
farts of Roman Kniplre Which No
Modern Traveler Has Ever Been.
Ksrw people appreciate tbe fact tbnt
to-day. at the (Imwd of the twentieth
century, there Ire 8?ffi p!tr; of the
old UQinan empire where no traveler
pi mouem limes nan oeen; jiiat there
kre ancient towns which no tourist
has seen, temples and towers that no
lover of classic architecture lias We
ighted In, Inscriptions In anient
Ireek that no savant has as ytt de-
sphered whole regions. In fact, full
pf antiquities for which no Baedeker
has been written, and which are not
shown upon the latest maps. There
are regions within our trmperate zone
where no modern European foot has
trod, so far as we are able to tell
h-glons where the civilization of
(J recce and Home once flourished nnd
whore fine monuments of classic art
and of an unfamiliar art that sup
planted the classic waste their Isiiu
tles upon the Ignorant sight of hnlf
:Ivllized rmninds. according to a writ
er In the Century.
To realize the truth of this one
deeds only to cross the range of moun
tains that run parallel to the eastern
?onst of tbe Mediterranean, and,
voiding all caravan routes, journey
independently aliout the barren coun
try that lies between these mountains
snd tbe Eupbrabs. Here is a terri
tory which, though not wholly un
explored. Is full of most wonderful
lurprlses. Here are cities and towns
long deserted, not so great or so im
posing, perhaps, as Palmyra, but far
better preserved than the city of
Zmobia, and giving a much truer
picture of the life of the ancient In
habitants than one can draw from
those famous ruins.
These towns are not burled, like the
jreat cities of th Mesopotamian
plains, uor have their sites been built
opon in modern times, as those of the
Jlasslc cities of Greece have lx-en;
Uiey stand out against the sky upon
high ridgf or He sheltered in sequest
ered valleys, presenting to the view
f tbe traveler as he aproaches them
very much the same aspect that they
lid In the fourth century of our fra,
when Inhabited by prosperous, culti
vated and happy people, or when de
lerted by those Inhabitants some 1,
J0 years ago.
The ancients In these regions sem
lo have had two general forms of
private residence one long and low,
leldom of more than two stories, and
laving capacious two-story colonnade
r porticoes with Inclosed courtyards
jefore them; the other of tower form,
!our or Ave stories high, with two or
liree rooma in each story. Those of
he latter sort are naturally preserved
n fewer Instances than the former,
for tbe reason that high buildings am,
tenerally speaking, a more easy prey
lo earthquake than low ones. Ex
implea of tbe long two-story bouse
ire common In every ruined town,
taany of them In a remarkable state
tf preservation. Tba data inscribed
upon them range from SI to 510 A
Tbe porticoes of these houses wcrt
their most Interesting feature. Hr
the ornament was massed, here !i
Inscriptions were carved and bert
doubtless the leisure hours of the in
dent owners were passed. Between
the columns of the upr story wa
a parapet composed of rectaii'ilnl
slat, paneled, molded and other iH
ornamented. Many of these apparent
ly thin slabs are. in reality, the l ki
of the settles cut In solid stone, will
comfortable seats and curving arm
Tbe wooden floors of all oolonnadei
like this have, of course, perished, si
that now when one sits In one of thl
settles, bis feet are necsriiy su
pended In siiae; but these seat an
an Index of the homelike ease Kn
luxury that tbe ancient people en
joyed In the open loggias of their ew
residences, when the, floor were
place, when a sloping, roof afforde
welcome shade within the portico nii
when clinging vln twined alsjut thl
pillars of stone.
Tbe bazaars of these ancient town
which are still re.-ognlzed as such by
these people w bo live among tbe ruins
who have no bazaars of their own,
hut have seen them In Aleppo, con
sist of long, narrow structures facln
directly UM,n the street. Often they
occupied bo!) sides of a street of ttl
usu-il width. The fronts of the s!i.,pl
have two story (Mirtlcm-s of s,ji:.,r
notiolithlc p.-rs carrying eiili.w'
plain urchitrav-s. Behind the (sir-i
Is a building, also of two stories, totrj
posed of a series of small rooms wide I
were undoubtedly storerooms in tl.
ground story and living a part men' 1
aliove. The arrangement was not un
like that of the colonnades of the
Greek market place nnd. Indeed, tliey
seem to have ls-eii called stone, as i
learn from an inscription upon one o
tbein. We may then suppose thai th
li.wer story of the portio- was cm
ployed for the display of merchandise
ill the daytime and that the got.th
were removed to the storer-sun ill
THEY VURE MODfSI TllltMS.
Away buck In the early fifties Ada u
For-ythe set up a liitl- country store
on the north shore of the Ohio Iliv'-r.
It whs several mill s from any town,
i-nd Adam drove a good business. At
tirsi he dealt In groceries, tobacco and
such other p-mmIs as were In cons aid
demand and enabled him to turn hi
capital over frequeiii!y In the course
of u year; but as lie Is-canie mora
prosperous he added dry g.stds. lints,
cups and clothing, ami enlarged hi
store yy lengthening It In
The rivT-r road hm In fro:
In the rear.
mt of hli
store, and for many years it was the
At last the river began to encroach
en tbe batiks to such an extent that
the road had to le moved back several
rods. A succession of flood obliter
ated this new road, and Jhe township
althorltles decided to abandon tba
rlv7r front and open a new road
through be bojtom farms, a mils
Adam, now a rich inaii, fought Un?
scheme with all hi might, but to m
purpose, and the new ""road went
Business at Adam's store, now off
the beaten track, immediately sank al
most to nothing, for a rival opened an
epposition "emiHirliiiu" at an advan
tageous point on the new highway.
But Adam persisted. Day after day,
and year after year, with a boy for a
clerk, he sat on his counter and read
his dally newspaper snd chatted with
such customers as came in at long in
t rvuls to make some trifling purchase.
The goods that still crowded hla
shelves grew faded with age, but ho
made no effort to dispose of them. To
all suggestions that he go out of busi
ness, dispose of his stock by scling It
In a lump for whatever It would bring,
or advertise It for sale at auction, he
turned a deaf ear. He had put Ida
t.ioiiey Into that stock of goods, and he
was not going to sell thein at a sacri
fice, if he never sold them.
Then came a.n unprecedented flood.
The water covered all the Isittoin
lund for miles round, and rose to thj
depth of six feet In Adam's store, dam
aging his gisMls. according to tli
prices marked on Uiem, more than
thousand dollar' worth, Adam waited
till the flood subsided, then spread,
them out In the sun lo dry, cleaned the
yellow deposit off his counters and
fl(sr, and went ahead as before.
One night however, burglars broke
into the building, piled his goods Into
a promiscuous heap and departed.
leaving thlR note scrawled on a she--t
of wrapping paper:
"Deer Sir: After looking at the
Prhs?s marked on ytire goods we liar
decided we cant afford to steal them,
yuree, the Burglar.''
This was the last siraw, and Adam's
proud will yielded. He disposed of his
stock, some of which had been on tht
shelves for forty years, to the own r
of the rival store, at Uie la iter's ow n
valuation, and went out of business
Evorythiag In Its Place.
"Where shall we put all that waste
material V a ska the track superin
tendent of the yardmnster.
"Along the belt line, of course," an
swers the yardmaster without looking
up from hla order sheet Judge.
If a man la only attentive to hla wif.
In public ahe la willing to overlook a
lot of private neglect.
lt'a as rilmcuM tnf uiisa .. . -
.unitr men i sefi
tbe point of a Joke as It la for t..
to get over It after they tumble.
AS iMtttr ASSISUM.
TIM among H-e correideti.-e "f
le Lighthouse Board at Wahii gi'n
,re two brief epistles the dates of
loch show that the first wa written
I's-ut six months before the s-con.L
Ihey look precisely like any ordinary
- - . V. v art
llisiliess eorr-IHi!!ueiict!. mrj -
vived ill gl faith by the liard. and
l.i one. reading them casually, would
ni.pe.-t what a tale of domestic "
iitngs thereby. An lniector, making
lis usual rounds, disuvered tbe fads.
An Irtshmau named McFadden had
harge of a lighthouse near one of the
ke ports. He w as a small, wiry t-k-ii
of alsiiit 1" pound In weight. His
sife more than made up for anything
that be lacked In size or muscle, for
(he wa a brawny, stalwart woman of
iim jsjunds. She was, moreover. tb
possessor of a violent temis-r. and
here were times when the timorous.
Undersized lighthouse keeper did not
lire to call bis soul his own.
His duties at the lighthouse were
totiiewhnt arduous, so when Mrs. Mc
Kaddeii happened to Is" in a pleasant
'rame of mind, she sometimes helpiil
lor rather Inefficient partner with the
.imps. She learned one d.-iy Ibiit her
jusli.iiid was entitled t" ait assistant
if his own choosing, and she stiggest
d tl.nl since she did the work she,
" -ell.v. whs the person who should
. - appointed to draw the comfortablrt
j .il:iry. Mr. Mcl'addt-li. however,
;-ri-iiiplly obj.-cted. saying that be was
! i rt.iin that the board would never
,'ive the position to a woman
' Just send in the application," slio
urged, "and t -II them you're wanting
t for your relative. J Md'ad-Ien. Sure,
iiey'H never know whether It's f--r
lohn or for .In tie. nnd I can do thft
work us Well as any man."
Mr. M I'adden reluctantly sent In th
Ippllcatioii. and 111 due time ' J. Mc
l aihh-n" whs regularly appointed first
assistant at the lighthouse. The pros
pect of the salary brought Joy lo t!.
issjstant's heart, and all went well f-,r
ATler a while, however. Mrs M---r.-iddeii.
always a living person t-
bve with, became so Independent on
I lie strength of her e;.-irae income
thul pis.r Mi I'adden found life with
her entirely Insupportable. Affairs
reached it climax one day when thrt
Ma I wart Jane laid her superior o!!n er
across her knee, snd In the presoiirQ
of visitors (b-iilwriili-Iy spunked hiui
w ith the hair hnHi.
Mi i'addeli, of course, wn ui.alilg
physically to retaliate, but mentally ho
proved fuliy equal to the occasion. litf
tirlng to the lightliou-. tower, w here
he was safe from intrusion, be wrota
the following letter:
''To the Lighthouse Board.
"Gentlemen I reU.it fully request
Unit my assistant, J. Md'ud-h-p, b re
uoved for disobedience nnd InsiiWdb
wtion. Faithfully your,
keeper linT Tca
As the lighthouse
he Judge of the fitness of his own ns
sislatit In the Is-glnning. tin- Isinril saw
no reason w hy he should not now- ! a
proper Judge of IiisiilM.rdln.-itlon. so
J,.'; request was granted.
"BRAiN FAG" A MYTH.
It la K Btesln that Cu-. the tort
dltifSK Complained Of.
The so-called "brain fag" is a silly
myth. The brain d'x-s not tire; Intel
lectual work does not hurt under nor
mal condition. It is eye strain that
causes all the brain fag which tba
newspapers have been exploiting of
late, gpencer learned this lesson nnd
escaped the tragedy of Nb-tzche and
Carlyle by dictating hi writings, get
ting others to do his research work for
him, and by Is-lng willing to go with
out vast realms of accurate knowl
edge. Turkman wa driven to similar
expedient. Hut all the rest groam-I
and suffered even while they wrota
little notes and postal card Instead of
letters to their ls-st friends.
The result In suffering wa Im-ab ui.
able and horrible. There are biog.
roubles of these people which do md
allude to It; physicians . and medical
editors have been known who smiled
Ironically at the "exaggeration" of
"vivid Imaginations;" and there ara
filmtK-rless fool who think Ihcv nra
excused from all sympathy wifb a Car.
ij le or a MeUsche. They do not know
that the misery of the pah, f om, at.
tack of the nausei of sick h.n,iii,.i,.
has not been equ.'iid except In soma
mediaeval or orients torture cbamlM-r.
wueu rr some profound reason n,
dominant and oldest Instinct of the or-Kanism--that
for food and nutrition-
1 violently reversed, it should be plain
fveu to the stupidest mind that th
deepest wrong exists and that the very
pring of life are being drained. AdJ
lo this another symptom almost equal
ly terrible, intense pnln In th.. !,in
the organ controlling both cl,r,..,..
nnd life processes, and what dlsensa
rould be more desiH-mte? nw nmnT
of our patients had sick headache It Is
mpossmie to u,u vwiug f) (,)(
t.clli.atlon, especially In letters and
uiographles. to ,,ek 0f vomiting.
robahly most of them did suffer from
It 'lore or less.-Booklovers' Macs.
Illfklns-Have you noticed hoi
luecrly young I'upuklns act. of
I wonder what's the matter with him!
Mlfklns Why. he's in ....
aenrt, you know.
Illfklna Oh. Ia that all! II- n-fc-
is much fusa as If he ia 1. .
r on a borne race.
- ----in uoesu 1 en-
-- wuuierreiung, t employ a
01 Congreaameo who paaa bad bllla.
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