Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 25, 1904, Image 4

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BETTER THAN THEY KNEW.
When that brave sailor sought a western way
To pearl-filled lud and curious Cathay,
He did not know hi e-utcrp.-ise had won
A doubled journey for the circling gun.
When some star-seeking soul first felt the birth
Of Intuition of another earth,
lie eouid not dream his son would search the heights
Amid a maze of suns and satellites.
Tig ever o. We burst some narrow bond.
To marvel at the limitless beyond.
Wherever iuan progress! veness has pressed
It's won a grander crown than it had guessed.
Success.
THE ROSE AT
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OR six years Jim Gaffney eluded
the argus-eyed law In the pur
suance of his prosperous prof eg-
CJn."" which brought him a princely llv
g off and on, and as much adventure
as an reasonable being could d -uiand
Then the Inevitable happened. lie
jot three years, during which he was
forced to master a trade.
Ia the meanwhile ei:her his luck for
eook him or hi hand lost Its cunning,
for when he reopened his former ca
reer be bungled so dangerously that
lie narrowly escaped recapture.
Being a cautious man. he fell Into
tfcC t Sf pitj Sitidllng Of li G li ntr
aylves and servants, which was easy
and perfectly safe, for he was a quiet
looking man, and his careful habits of
dress gave him the look of thread
bare gentleman.
One evening he found himself In the
vestibule of an unpretentious apart
Bent house, and followed the tortuous
stairs until be came to the open door
of a vacant apartment
He went in, closing the door behind
him through force of habit, hardly ex
pecting to find anything worth while
In an empty flat, but arguing that it
could do no harm to look around.
What he noticed first of all was a
lighted window at the other end of a
re escape leading across a narrow
court to a small apartment, evidently
tfce counterpart of the one Gaffney had
Just entered. He walked from room to
room, taking stock of his neighbor's
Wares.
"Bachelor quarters," said he to him
aelf, pausing before the dining-room
window and looking at a table, which
hare traces of distinctly masculine din
lag. "Not much stuff, but what there
It looks good."
He liked best of all what he saw on
the dresser in the adjoining bedroom.
When he had satisfied himself that
the kitchen was vacant Gaffney
atepped out on the little iron bridge
and tried the opposite window, which
Ud up noiselessly. As be passed
through the dining-room the burglar
lipped a few odd pieces of silver into
feds pockets, then he crossed the little
entry and paused to listen to the voices
that came from a front room, which he
Bad not been able to see from his late
point of observation.
The lights were very lew and the air
was dense with rich, fragrant smoke
that made Gaffney covetous, for be
had known luxuriant living, and just
then be wanted one of thoee big ba
vanaa even more than be wanted the
watch be had seen on the bedroom
dresser.
"I'd give a lot to have you eh tinge
yeur mind. Burton, old man'fsaid a
' aicawaflt, boy mu voice f firu'the fra
grant dimness. "Ton trm doing all
right, with every chanceJft steady ad
vancement in a businey that's bound
to bring in a fine pile me day. What
do yon say to pitcWasg camp here with
ane for a couple jBt months? Nothing
luxurious, as jfk see, but comfortable
enarters andrjlenty of room for two.
Better trypfany way, won't you?"
"No, TeVa, thanking you heartily, all
the sa if J, came the answering voice.
hd,'s
made up. I'm going to-
Jr."
m sorry. LK you know. Burton,
ve got it Into my bead that some
WyAJbA Is driving yon off to the wilder-
Mas you needn't tell me anything
boot It, yon know because I can't
think of anything else that would send
nan In your position off on an un
certain and arduous undertaking like
that projected trip of yours."
Gaffney was conscious of a mild cu
fieaity to bear the answer, so be wait
t at the bedroom door until the other
vote spoke.
"I don't know why I never told yon,
CWd," It said, quietly. "Certainly not
because I don't trust you. I am un
omnnlcatlve by instinct, I think.
Cat I'm rather glad yon spoke of it
tx I'd like to explain my reason for
3ag away. There Isn't much of a
ttary, bat it has made a tremendous
Caroace la my life.
Tha girl Urea right here la New
m, whan the waa born and brought
m ret la ootte of her worldly sur
r i -rTStja " the quaintest little
1 ZzzAtmt woman la the world, and
aa a roe, it waa her qaalnt-
Czl tnt attracted dm and made
ItrrfteaMM every time I saw
Center to dlaguao the fact
"y Ctrl aw aha la too etralgbt
3 t rV t at afraid of nothing
TThoa thing had
tfm3anralthlaoJ
fiatsm Cat I. ha seen
.tt Ct wtvti, of which
ttrlCTTilOSaV
m
THE WINDOW
however, as much as It saddened her,
until something hap-ned the most
trivial occurrence which led up to a
little difference of opinion. 8he asked
me a lot of questions, and as it seemed
both unwise and unkind to deceive her,
I told her the whole truth.
-You know, Todd, that while my life
has not been absolutely snowy, there
are do very black spots anywhere
Just little lapses here and there which
a wise man would forget But I was
not wise. I knew she cared enough to
forgive the mild wtldnesa of youth
and set about reforming me which
she had already done, had she but
known it.
"On the other hand, I wanted to
show her that ber view of life was im
practical, if not quite impossible, for
although I would not have had her
change radically. 1 wished her to ste
life as It really Is, not as she dreamed
it to be. Foolish, wasn't It? I should
have let things take their natural
course.
"Well, she took the whole thing
amazingly hard. Thought I was all
wrong. And I could not. of course, re
tract my views at once, though I want-
THE ROSE AGAINST THE WIJIDOW.
ed to fast enough, simply to smooth
things over.
"We parted at odds. I fully expected
that she would call me back after a
day or so, but she didn't After two of
the longest weeks in my life I sent her
a letter In which my whole heart was
laid bare.
"Todd, I meant every word of that
long, contrite message In which I
vowed to live up to her Ideal as near
ly as possible, with her love to aid me,
which would have been reward enough
for any sacrifice. And finally I asked,
as a sign of forgiveness, that she put a
rose at the window of the little room
In which I had passed the happiest
hours of my life.
"I wanted a red rose, because she al
ways wore that flower either in her
hair or at her corsage. I told her I
should pass that window every even
ing until the token invited me within.
Even' night for eight months I have
kept tny word, always in vain. Twice
I met her, and both times she sternly
aVolded me.
"That Is the end of the story. 1
know I can't forget here while I am so
near her, and for that reason I've made
up my mind to cut loose from the old
surroundings ajid strike a new trail."
"It is possible that your letter
strayed," the boyish voice suggested,
hopefully. "I wouldn't let It go at
that Write again."
"I have tried to take comfort In the
sorry thought of the strayed letter, but
I know the excuse won't stand, for my
own address was both inside and out
aide of the letter. Even If I bad made
a mistake In the address which la al
together unlikely In a matter of such
Importance It would have reached
her, for every postman on the route
knows the Gretners."
"The Gretners!" echoed the unsus
pected listener, under his breath. He.
too, knew the Gretners, whom he vis
ited surreptitiously on it certain night
some years before the coup that led to
bis capture.
"Why, man, you're foolish. Call on
her and have It out; why not?" the
other maa urged.
'If it waa any other girl bat Alice
Gretners I should do that very thing,
bat I know better than to Ignore her
attitude, which has shown me plainly
that everything la over between aa.
Wall, I shall pass her window to night
for the last Mm, and If- ,
GaaTaay hurried away eautJoasIy.
Owe oat on the lighted street ho teak
oat the watch, which waa a very ha4
aaast aa wKh a Cat fl anchor oa
tU tX tart h Mahal at th taae
samara
eely, for th purpose of making a little
calculation of his own.
"This is going to be a straight
deal." said he, with a comfortabl
; sense of satisfaction. "His pal said
1 he'd give him a lot to make him stay.
A I've taken the pay in advance, it's
up to me to do the job right."
He stopped at a florist's and boueht
a single lo::g siemmed red rose, which
he thrust UDder bis coat as be turned
down the aveuue leading to the we!l
rememlered Gretners hnuse.
He asked the little, old servant who
answered h's ring for Miss A lie, whoosh ss he couid reach, and Len he
heard him from the adjoining parlor, ! bad doue that he went ueit dior and
and came into the ball, looking very
fair and frail in her thin white gown.
Gaffney apologized fo- bis Intrusion,
saying that he had leen away a loi;g
while and bad !-t tra-k of an old
friend, whose address he believed she
could give him.
The man's name was Burton. He
Gaffney remeint-red that Burton bad
often called on Miss Gretner. and b.
lirved he would be likely to know of
bis whereabout.
Iuring the two minutes' i-onversa-tion
that followed Gaffney learned ail
be wished to know in Burton's favor.
He thanked her and bowed himself
out. but lingered In the shallow until
the door was closed. Then, taking an
empty flask from bis rx-ket, he placed
in It the red rose, which l.e set up
right against the window pane, where
the glow of the lamp outlined it with
cameo clearness.
"One good turn deserves another,'
said he, complacently, as he seated
himself on the step of an opposite
house to await developments.
People passed and repassed for al
most au hour liefore be spotted his
man, who rounded the coiner with a
abrupt pause when be saw the nod
ding rose of promise for which he had
vainly walled so many anxious
months.
He besita'ed so incomr-hensl)iy be
fore venturing up the steps that the
man watching him broke Into a mild
but impatient oath. "How blame fol-
ish some folks" act," he grumbled.
"Why don't he pitch right In an' finish
the lobr
Then he heard the thin tinkle of a
le!l, and presently the door opened, but
a tall, white-clad figure hail taken the
old servant's place, and the lover
stood face to face for one silent mo
ment The burglar knight heard an In
credibly Joyful robe cry "Ralph:" just
as the man stepped toward the girl
with outstretched arms, then the d or
swung In place and the vision disap
peared. "Pshaw!" growled Gaffney. "I'd like
to 'a' seen the end o' that Anyway,
his friend needn't worry about has
leavin'. I guess this night's Job
pleased all concerned."
Whereupon he consulted his watch
and strolled up the avenue In a pleas
ant frame of mind. I'tica Globe.
SNAKESTONE A MYTH.
South African Persist in Belief that
It Absorb Poison.
South Africans, as a rule, trouble
themselves little about snakes, al
though it is very well known that a
few varieties are particularly deadly,
says a writer In South Africa. Among
the natives the properties of the
"snakesuone" have for many genera
tion formed a center of half super
stitious credulity aud, even by people
who might be expected to know better,
have been supposed to effect the moat
surprising cures of snake bite. An In
vestigation of Its properties by the
gorerument bacteriologists of Natal,
who submitted an Indian snakestone
to the test of applying it to animals
infected with suake venom, has shown
conclusively that It properties arc
quite mythical aud that it does noth
ing that Is claimed for Lt
According to tradition, the snake
stone, which has absorbent qualities
and which there is some reason to be
lieve is frequently artificially pre
pared. Is placed ou the wound inflicted
by a snake. There it ut believed to
suck out the poison and it has been
said that if afterward placed In a bowl
of milk the venom will exude and the
milk turn blue. In certain experiments
narrated -in the British Medical Jour
nal all these directions were followed.
To the two rabbits Injepted respective
ly with the venom of a black mainba.
a very deadly South African coulbrine,
and with puff adder venom, the snake
stone was at once applied. The stone.
by virtue of Its absorbent nature, ad
hered to the wound, but here It ad
herence to tradition ended. Both rab
bits died and, what was more disap
pointing, two other rabbits, used a a
control experiment" which were In
jected with the same amount of ven
om, recovered. Nor when the stone
was placed in milk did the milk change
color, though a slight quantity of it
waa absorbed.
The amount of absorption that the
tone could possibly effect would be
no more In hours than ordinary auction
by the lip could achieve In a few
minutes; and it only possible useful
ness might) be that of Improving th
physical condition of the patient by
Impressing him with the belief that a
valuable remedy was being applied.
Maklatat at Loom Oaa Eiccptiott.
Customer Do yon keep fur caps?
Fresh Olerk No, air; we tell 'em.
Customer Mot always, my friend.
Ton may keep one that yon might hav
old to me. Good-day. Philadelphia
Pre,
It la too bad that there isn't soma
way for always having a girl baby Juet
Urn yean aid la th family.
Bawar of kcyhoiea. It waa Eve's
that oaaatsj Astaa'a downfall.
HAROLD'S MAY.
He's a Charming; Bur, His Mother Bars
but ! be Correct?
''Harold iMi't an ordinary child, by
any lueaus," observed the fond moth
er. "lie ha trtuieudous energy and
it is souit'tiuie quite a problem for hi
father and uiyt-if to keep it property
applied. Uniy the oilier day be got
a can of red paint that the men bad
been u.-iug to paint the hark ft-n.-e
with and daubed it ill Mripcs all up
&d down the front of the house a
did the same thing to the front of
their house, of course, he didn't
mean any harm, but they were quite
ill-natured about it.
"I thoe'Lt it showed an artistic
tendency to a certain extent though,
of course, crude. It needs develop
ment that's all.
"1 was going to say tliat the woman
was mean alsjut It- She scolded the
poor child and then she came and
complained to me. I told her that 1
was very sorry and that I would ask
Mr. Kidley to see that it was cleaned
off, but 1 let her see by my manner
what I thought of her making a fuss
about a little thing like that.
'But the amusing part of Jt was
that Harold, jioor child, took her
scolding to heart o much that she
had hardly got back into 'the house
when he ran out and llung a stone
through one of their windows. He
was going to throw another when I
called to Lira and made him come in.
I told him that It was very wrong to
throw stones through people's win
dows. Harold Is very sensitive, you
know, aud he wasn't used to being
talked to In the way that woman
talked to him, and. being a child of
spirit, it whs quite natural for him
to resent it What Harold needs ia
kindness.
"lie has such an inquiring disposi
tion. Why, he'll sit and usk me
questions by the hour oh, on the
strangest subjects. I always make a
point of answering him. I think a
child should be taught. And he's
thorough. He Isn't content with su
perficial knowledge. The other day
he- was asking me what was In the
sofa pillows and I told him some of
them were stuffed with down and
some with feathers and the green flat
one had pine needles inside. Of
course, he wanted to know then what
down was and I told him it wus little
feathers and the other feathers were
just feathers, and that they didn't sew
things with pine needles, and that the
other kind of needles didn't grow on
other kinds of trees, and I went Into
the subject as I thought quite thor
oughly. But Harold wasn't satisfied
and while I was out of the room he
tiKik my scissors and cut open two of
the pil.ows, and when I came down
he had the feathers scattered all over.
He wanted to see for himself, you
know. I think that Is such a splen
did trait in a boy, don't you know
It shows an analytical turn of mind
If he makes the law his profession it
will lie valuable to him.
"He's got lots of spirit and a will of
his own. We can't make him do any
thing he doesn't want to do unless we
can make blm see that It's for bis own
good. I always reason with him and
Just as soon as I convince him you
never saw a more ottedleut and docile
iirtie reuow. ou see, what Harold
needs Is some one who can under
stand him and deal with blm intelli
gently. Excuse me a moment and I'll
see what he's doing now."
As the fond mother left the room
one of the visitors turned to the other
and said: "What Harold needs Is a
nice, large, smooth-backed hairbrush
laid on hard where it will do the most
good, and I'd like to be the one to give
It to him."
The other visitor nodded. Chicago
Dally News.
For Cban.
There was good talk at a tea part)
given once at the observatory of Cam
bridge, England. Sydney Smith was
there, and although he took the won
derful work of the place seriously, he
had a light manner of expressing him
self. The party had been led up to
look at Jupiter, and this was bis com
ment: "Jupiter? If you hadn't told me, I
should have taken it for a bad shil
ling," " Where is Sir John Herschel?" asked
one of the guests.
"He Is at the Cape of Good Hope,"
said the astronomer. Airy. "He was
ordered there to observe the stars ol
the southern hemisphere."
"Ah," said Sydney Smith, "I up
pose you astronomers, when you are
ill, are advised to change your stars
Just as we ordinary mortals are told
to change our air."
Earthworm vs. Gopher.
Darwin concluded that the earth
worm In Ave years bring up soil
enough to cover the ground one Inch
thick, and that therefore, the result
of Its labor Is of vast Importance. I
reckon that the pocket gopher does
this in Sve months. It doe not do it
In the same way or so effectively, be
cause the earthworm actually digest
the substance of It casting; but It ia
evident that the pocket gopher's meth
od answer th purpose of fully dis
integrating and mixing the dead vege
tation with the soil to produce a rich
and fertile black loam. Century.
A Oood attUsh
Look for goodness, look for gladness.
if on wiu meet tnrm ail the while.
If yon .brlag seolliac visag
To the glass, yoa most a mils.
Uc Cary.
It ia easy to aea what abould ba
; bat only a f w ar abi t do it
m 1 1 1 1 m iitttf
OLD
FAVORITES
A Korrt Hymn,
iTie groves were God's lirt tetnplea. Ere
uiuu le!iruei
To hew the shaft au.l lay th architrave,
lud spread the roof ab thein; ere h
framed v
The lo.'ty vault, to gather and roll back
fhe b..iii,J of aiitheuii, ia tl.
Vl IMhI.
Vmid the cool and kiience, lie knelt down
lud offered to Ilia M.zhliest aoleuiu
tii ank
Ind supplication. For hi simp'.e heart
iijfht not rejiint the sacred influences
Vbicb, from the stilly twilight of the
place.
Ind from the gray old tnuik that liiuli
in heareu
dintled their inosnv boucha. aud from
the sound
)f the invisible breath that rayed at
once
( m t,.jr Bwn top, utole over him, ami
Ixt we J
lis spirit with the thought of boundless
power
Ind iuarcexsible majesty. Ah. why
(hould we in the world' riper yearn
neglect
5od'a ancient saurtuariea, aud adore
)uly among the crowd, aud under roof-s
Hint our frail hands have rail? Let
nie, at least,
iert ia the shadow of thia aeed wood,
)fler one hymn thrice happy if it fiud
acceptance in His ear.
Father, Thy baud
lath reared these venra!l columns.
Thou
5idat weave tliia verdant nif. Thuu
didxt look down
Tpoo the naked earth, and forthwith
rose
ill these fair ranks of trees. They in
Thy sun
Buddfd, and shook their green leaves in
Thy breeif,
Vnd shot toward heaven. The century
living crow,
iVhose birth was in their tops, grew old
and died
Imong their branches, till, at last, they
stood,
is now they atand mossy, and tall, and
dark,
fit ahrine for humble worshiper to hold
Communion with his Maker. These dim
vaults.
These winding aisles, of human pomp or
pride,
Jeport not. No fantastic rarvitifjs show
I'he boast of our vaiu race to change the
form
"it Thy fair works. But Thou art here;
Thou fill'st
The solitude; Thou art io the soft winds
I'hat run along the summit of these trees
'd music; Thou art in the cooler breath
rhat, from the inmost darkness of the
place,
3omes, scarcely felt; the barky trunks.
the ground,
Hie fresh moist ground, are all instinct
with Thee.
William Cullen Bryant
DE"PUH8UiT OF WEALTH.
rhose Who Have Won a Competence
Hhould Ketire from Butinea.
In the United States leaders In every
Jne of activity, In polities and busl
aess, have beeu conspicuously prone
'jo die, as it is said, In harness. The
lea tii of Mark Uaima is a case In
wlnL But the list of those dlstlu
ruished for their successful attaln
iient of wealth and fame, who have
:ontinued their activities long after
the advance of age and the diminu
tion of physical strength 'must have
rarned them of the approaching end,
a very long one. In the older coun
tries of Europe, on whose civilization
hat of the United States la founded,
t seems easier for men who bave more
r less successfully obtained the ob
lect they aimed at to retire and enjoy
freely the prizes they have gained,
tlthough even there the old barbaric
itruggle is In many cases kept op to
lie end. Public opinion there, too, is
More tolerant of those who lay off the
larness before be Lug compelled to do
w by the decree of fate. In this
:ouutry, however, there seems to ex
st in the mind of the ordinary man
i certain contempt for those who give
ip the strenuous paths of labor and
unbition before then- strength has
wasted away. The successful men
)f the United States who have sprung
'rom the masses are imbued with this
iplnlou. Until within the last twen
y five years the Idea of retiring from
ictive life and settling down to a life
n which personal tastes and procilvl
les could be followed was regarded
is at least eccentric.
There bave always been two nece-
tary steps to be token before retlre
nent from active life could with
lafety be accomplished; one wag the
cqulrement of wealth and the other
jrovlslons for Its safekeeping. As
rivillzation progresses the second and
tiore important step can be more eaa
ly managed. The Individual no longer
ttaa to depend upon hi own efforts to
ruard the store set aside for bis fu
Mre support The power of corpora
Ions, origin .ly directed simply to the
iccumulatloi of wealth, is now to a
rery great eatent applied to Its con
lervatlou. In Great Britain there ha always
wen a wealthy leisure class, and nat
irally there ha been a aystemstiia
lon of the manner and custom con
eqnent on such an association of
e-ealth and leisure. Public opinion I
Bore tolerant of a man who wlahe
do what be like with hi own
ban It ba yet become In th United
itates. The existence of a lclsur
tlaaa, able and willing to enjoy their
Ivea rationally and Intelligently, u a
eck oa th wilder exhibition of
elsure oa the part of suddenly ae
inlred wealth. It alao bold out
oasethlng beyond mora amey-gatting
i the goal of raccoMfal Ufa.
raawaiaat aftar
able fortune has been gaiued and die
courages to some extent the piling up
of esaggerated ndtindancy. The ef
fect of a more philosophical view of
life on the part of our own busiuesf
thro will lend to a more eteu distri
bution of wealth and a leveling of the
inequalities uow so frequently point
ed out. Banker's Magazine.
JARGON OF ENGLIEH TRAMP3
It Iat from the Heformntion sad If
a J'ii turemjue I.i.iibuuw.
The English government is golu to
consider the tat-rant. aifi.'iy bus
ttigaged the alien: tun of the autliiwl
ti ever since Is started i;i the whole
sale line with the reformation. I a good
Queen Bess" days a vagrant was
whipped for briv.z one the i:rrt time,
he had a -ortIon of his right ear eft
off if be repealed the jN-rforiiiaiK-e, aud
if he was coiiviet.sl a tbTd time he
as sent on a long Journey from Hhli'U
there is no o-MM.ily of return. Mild
er slatiit'-s came wllb the tteorg-s.
Our present vagr.mt act was passed In
l-C'4 ud amended in J-S!. The va
grant lias nol Iximi amended at all.
Tramping runs In famlSh-it. I have
trai-cd lhe history of a tramp family
buck over b years, and found tliat
live generations of them bave be-u
born In the workhouse and all hud
been lifelong vagalxitids.
They am; a conservative pe-iiie, and
it is Iirteresting to note that many of
the words which wen- tramps' Ian
gunge when Harmon compiled his dic
tioiairy In l."D are In the tramps' and
thiexes' vernacular at this very second
that ticks from the cIih k. Th
"boosing ken" of the slstc-enth cen
tury U the "Ijoofuig ken" of the lAi n
tieth. The "lieak," a constable, has
become the "Ixfik," a mngtstrite.
"Jiide;," clo'hes, bave become "duds;"
"iTiMsain" ; still chestie, "autein" II
still a church, and "mort," ttlightly al
tered, is woman, and an "autem mort,"
or church woman, a wife.
"aitee" (soldi are still penie, and
the tb;cf and !h vagrant still rkon
in Italian. 'Tray s.iltee" is three
pence, "chinker sttltee" is five pence,
eight pence Is "ot'er wilti-e," ti ns
Mm e is "uobbn saite." and ten pem
is "dicha snilee" Italian, tre. cinque,
o!to, i)e, (Heel six pene Is some
times a ' t ter,"' wllb h w as lis otll-
clal niitue In the days of Ib-nry VIII.,
and a shilling Is a "lieong." Italian,
bianco white. "Hume." which me.ml
g'Kid or chief, is today 'rum," In the
language of lhe road in Kllzabeth'l
time lhe queen was the "Rome mort,"
and London was "Home vlle." Ia
buskers' slung, lhe manager of a the
nter or a show Is today "the rum
cull." The tremps are an ancient fraterni
ty. If th"v are forced off the rml
Into lalwr colonies, I wonder If their
venerable Jargon will gradually past
away? I don't think so, bemuse It If
a swret language, and at no time will
a tramp find a secret language mors
useful Oian when be and his fellows
are la dlmcultie. 1 can Imagine no
difficulty greater to the true-born
tramp than hard work. London Itwf
ere.
This Incident Is quoted from Ui
New York Evening Post not as an ex
ample of one man's superiority to th
common herd, but rather to show thai
masculine wisdom U not incompaUblt
with considerable folly.
The man who had been discussing
bis fellows at length aald, with a sad
smile: "if anything were needed to
prove that mankind are like sheep,
the doubter ought to go to one of th
elevated stations where the company
has Installed two ticket sellers. If halt
the people would go to one window
and half to the olher, nobody would
be delayed. But nobody ever saw
this happen.
"SupiKise," he went on. "the plar
Is empty at some particular moment
and that twenty two men file in al
regular Intervals of four feet. Th
flrst man see the nearest window and
make for it Eight men follow blm
without looking to right or left and
there Is congestion at once."
"And execration of the company,"
remarked a listener.
The speaker nodded and continued:
"All of a sudden the ninth man get
to the top of the stairs and sees iln
vacant window. It is an Inspiration,
and he rushes over to It -
"Numbers ten to nineteen follow
him, and they pile up there and fidget
while the first window is deserted. Tb
lt three men finally jump for it and
almost fight to see which gets bit
ticket first
"It 1 often pointed out" conelud -d
the critic, "that men know how to
form In line and wait for turns, while
women don't But to form in two line
Is something men can't seem to learn, "
A Carnation Farm.
A 20acre ranch in Hanta Monte
Cel., la devoted to carnation a as
outdoor crop. The grower Is a retired
banker who follow flower culture at
a recreation. He started with tw
acre, which bave been Increased u
20 acre, and it I expected that final
ly the whole of the ranch will be de
voted to th culture of tbl flower
The carnation field ar yielding on aa
averag from 8,000 to 10,000 flowen
every day, and th demand la Mated u
be greater than th supply, a carna
tion field remain In bearing from two
to three yean, and la then renew4
with plant obtained from cutting.
Th plant ar art In row three fl
apart, aad th plant two foot apart
V- thaa poraktlag cttva
with machinery.
1 fOUOWING 1HE LEADER.