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THE LOVING DEAD.
We hold our sacred dead aloof.
We rut tbem by like treasure old.
No more for tbem or hearth or roof,
But narrow dwelling loue and cold.
The dear, vinu hearts that fell asleep!
Why shun them la our secret thought?
: Why even at a distance keep,
; Aa If some change were la them wrought'
They cease not from their constant lore.
They are not strange and far away;
Their presences about u more
- Closer than presences of clay.
How it must grieve them, when they corns
Heart -close, and find no welcome there!
Or whisper love, and find us dninb.
Forgetful, hedged with servile care!
Oh, let us hold our dear ones close
Closer and closer, when they move
Beyond the veil! Tor no one knows
The preeiousuess of human lore!
THE COMRADESHIP Of VIRGINIA
XLLIARD turned courteously at
Lyaia Denniug's suuinious.
"Will you be so kiud as to
run op to Ted's den and get the
book?" she asked. "Then we can set
tle the question." llilliard accepted
tbe commission, as befitted Ted's
friend and a fellow who was often at
the house. He went upstairs and
knocked at the door of the c!"n. Ex
pecting no response, he Immediately
uabed It open. At the same moment
bead with a mop of brown curls tied
tnto a bunch at the back lifted ltelf
from above a big book, a pair of bril
liant brown eyes looked up Into Hil
tlanl's, and Virginia's face broke Into
smile as he stood smiling back.
-Oh, come In." she cried. "Why
are you up here?" Aren't you having
A charming time," he answered
Without hesitation, for Virginia was
the youngtr daughter of the house.
Why are you not downstairs? When
re you going to be old enough to
come to Miss Lydia's parties?"
"Never, I hope," declared the girlish
fed lips scornfully. '"Do you really
like tbem? They sound so stupid to
me. Think of staying in the house to
lance when you might be out coasting
r skating! Now. I've been coasting
Just came In. Such fun!"
Hllliard sat down upon the arm of
Ted's big chair. "Tell me about It,"
be requested. "In the first place who
Virginia closed her book and came
round to drop among Ted's sofa pil
low, six feet away. Hlie wore her
kating dress yet. he saw; aa ankle
length, and bordered, gray affair, with
touch of scarlet which set off her
dark young beauty effectively.
Oh, I went with our set," she ex
plained. "It was magnificent. I
Shouldn't have made Kent bring me
fat so early If I hadn't forgotten all
bout Lydia's party."
"But really," he insisted, "when are
ou "coming out?" "
"Why, that is a thing that s depend--ant
on several others," declared the
girl. "In the first place, I'm iu no
jburry. Iu the second place, Lydia's
In no " She stopped abruptly, look-
tng up at him with a shake of the
bead. "I don't mean that," she added
Hllliard nodded. "I understand. I
was sure you must be well, nearly
18, at least."
"I am H at roost." she admitted.
"If I should put my hair op, you'd
"Arid they're keeping you back on
your sister's account?"
"Tbt's all right," she said defiant
ly. "It does make a girl seem older to
bave a big younger eister around. And
besides, I really want to stay a girl as
long as I can. I bate to put my hair
Hp and my skirts quite down. I don't
rare a straw for dressing up and go
ing to receptions and teas and parties.
Lydla loves It. I love coasting and
kating and riding and swimming, and
11 the rest of it"
"So do I," he said heartily, "and it's
m long while since I was 19."
She looked at him critically. "Yes.
I should tuiiik you must be about S3.
Jio, you can't be. because you were at
college with Ted."
He laughed. "Not quite that," he
aid. "It won't be long before 1 am.
though. But I should like coasting as
rell as ever. I wish I had been out
rlth your party to-night It's years
dnce I've coasted."
Virginia's eyes turned longingly to
ws rd the windows. "It's a heavenly
Sight" she said. "Let's go!" She
looked at him, smiling daringly.
Be stared at ber for a minute, then
fee leaped to bis feet with a laugh.
Come on." he cried, under bis breath.
There's nothing I'd like to da better.
Vat bow shall we manage It?"
"I didn't really mean it" said Vir
ginia: "but If you do we might bare
Jaat one coast, and nobody would miss
We'll slip down the side stair
and Lucia n's bobs art where we
Til tea yon." said Hllliard rapidly.
Vm eyas dancing. Til Just take this
tttk dwn to yowr sister, mix In the
-wd. sttp away la ten mlnstos, and
C wen be free eeer
CJ3 tm vh carried eat Tbe twe
tJi Zxf away freni tbe haasa.
czi ti tSM KiMiM aseca avwa at tba
suburban hill, where a few Joyful
coasters still lingered.
"Can you steer?" demanded Vir
ginia. "Unless I've grown old farter than
I. feel as If I had. I can sure."
He took his place, she started the
bobs, and flung herself on behind them.
It was a long, swift breathless flight
and then they stood at the bottom and
looked at each other, laughing.
They sailed down the hill again and
again, until Virginia realized the dar
ing of this unauthorized, uncbaperon
ed performance. HilHard never hated
to do anything In his life so much as
he hated to put up those bobs and go
In. He lingered In the shadow of the
side entrance. He pulled off his glove
and held out his band.
"It's the best fun I've had In a doz
en blue moons." he said enthusiastic
ally. She nodded, smiling. He retained
her hand for a moment, then he gen
tly drew off the scarlet silk mitten.
"I don't like to shake hands with a
good comrade with gloves on," he ex-
A OLOBIFIKD VIRGINIA,
,)laiueJ. bhe let him have the warm,
firm little band a moment a very
short one drew It demurely away.
"Good night Mr. Hllliard," she said.
I've enjoyed it, too."
"Miss Virginia." he urged, taking a
step after her, "I've a favor to ask of
you. Couldn't you wouldn't your sis
ter be willing for you to appear at her
"This is nicer and so Is all the rest
of my world, Lydia's too much In
doors. I don't like to wear my best
clothes, Mr. Hillard."
"Try It. It's more fun than you
think. Come down next time please,
Miss Virginia. I can t grow young
again and get back Into your world.
You could put up your hair and put on
a trailing skirt and come Into my
world. Miss Virginia "
"I really must go." She was on the
top step, her hand on the door. But
nhe could not escape him. He was at
her side in two leaps.
"I should like to be In tbe same
world with yon." he said rapidly
"Miss Virginia, come down next time
will you? It will just mean that you
are willing to be friends comrades
In tbe same world. You don't know
how long I've been waiting for you to
get old enough for that"
Khe was gone before tbe words were
fairly finished. .Presently he was back
In the hot rooms and the crowd, a
faint flush on his smooth cheek, and
a singular sparkle in his eyes.
When at last Lydla entertained
again. Hllliard found himself entering
the crowded rooms at the Dennlngs'
with a quicker pulse than any social
affairs had ever caused him. As the
evening drew to a-close and no Vir
ginia came, he blamed himself for an
unwary hunter who had been follow
ing his game down the wind.
"Louis." said Ted Dcnnlng's voice
In his ear. Just as be had made up his
mind to go dejectedly home, "come np
to my den for a minute, will you? or
yon run np first, snd I'll be slong.
Pve something I want to show yon."
Willingly enongb, Hllliard escaped
to seek the familiar snot He opened
the door unceremoniously and stop
ped, wltb a rash of warm blood to bis
heart Wltb a little cry of discomfited
surprise Virginia tried to pass bins,
bat bla tall, broad-shouldered figure
lied tbe doorway, and be stood de
Bat waa tale Virginia tbie laraly
woman wlfh the Mnstdng face, tbe
sweet care neck and the trailing white
garment? A transformed and glori
fied Virginia, then! He stared at her,
a Joyful smile breaking over his grave
face. But with her head bent down
and turned aside, her hands hurriedly
pulling a filmy scarf over her k'jJ.
ders, she was Imploring like a fright
ened child who has been caught at mis
chief: Pleas let me go by, Mr. Hllliard.
I was not going down stain really I
was not. I just dressed up for fun
for for Ted to see. I It was Just for
. "You didn't do it for me. then?" He
would not stand aside an Inch. He
felt with a thrill that her sudden in
tense shyness was far more significant
than her appearance downstairs would
have been. The thought swept him
off his feet
"I always liked to dre-ss up," she
breathed. "It's a childish trick."
"You told me you bated your best
"I do!" vehemently.
"Then why did you put them on?"
"I you Mr. HilHard!" Khe raised
her head and tried to meet his look
with dignity, but the lashes fell be
fore tbe light In his eyes.
"Virginia" he took a step forward
and bent to whisper the words "you
did do It for me, only you didn't dare
come down. Tell me, wasn't It so?
You were willing to Ihj comrades after
all just comrades for a while, Vir
ginia till you get used to It" be add
ed, under his breath.
Ted's step was on the stairs. Hil
Hard turned and closed the door be
hind him: he set his foot against It.
Virginia looked up appeallngly and
found herself for one breathless mo
ment In his arms.
"Just comrades till you get used
to It, darling," be repeated softly, "and
then, more more!"
'Hello, old man!" called Ted, out
side. "Did you find it?" ,
"Yes. I found It" answered his
friend's voice, with a bappy ilauyh
"Come In." New York New.
LACKING IN EDUCATION.
J'reaent Method Declared to Be
lire by Bti Expert.
Professor Barrett Wendell's artlcl
on "Our National Superstition" in the
North American Review will be read
with profound Interest by all who are
Interested In the education of Ameri
can youth. Americans believe that out
national salvation depends upon edu
cation and In that belief they spend
vast sums upon schools ainl colleges.!
What kind of education do th?se Insti
tutions impart? The answer which
Professor Wendell gives to that ques-
tion Is discouraging, Is even appalling.
He was for years a member of a com
mittee In Harvard whoso duty It was
to scrutinize the qualilicatlons of stu
dents fn:u other colleges who desired
to become candidates for degrees at
Harvard and his testimony Is that the
committee were frequently confronted
with bucbelors of arts who seemed vir
tually uneducated. In the course of
his experience, also, it has seemed to
him that the boys who reach college
from preparatory schools are proving
dabbler and flabbier In mind.
This phenomenon Professor Wendell
regards as a proof of the failure of
the new methods of education, where
by, after the fashion of tbe kindergar
ten, the pupil Is permitted to confine
himself to subjects which interest
him. Such methods make no provi
sion for the training of tbe will, and II
is the faculty of voluntary, as distinct
from spontaneous, attention which
education, In tbe broad sense, ought
surely to cultivate. Looked at from
this point of view, the classics and
mathematics were better Instruments
of education than for a long time
many people have supposed them to
be. Professor Wendell says:
"You can hardly Imagine a subject
essentially uninteresting, which would
not reward plodding work with a simi
lar result with substantial Ignorance
of the matter studied, but with in
creasingly and lastingly muscular
power of voluntary attention. Tbs
only actual practical virtue which lies
In the traditional subjects comes most
ly from the accident that they at
traditional. As a natural consequent
they have acquired, through the cen
turies, a degree of precision not ye
attained by any rivals. Even unsym
pathetic and unintelligent teacher!
can, therefore, keep closer watch ol
them. If the attention of boys who
study classics or mathematics beglnt
to wander. It can Instantly -be per
celved as vagrant. If It errs. Its er
rors can swiftly ami certainly be cor
rected. And the very fact that ttit
classical languages are dead, and thai
the abstractions of mathematics mus'
generally seem reppliently lifeless, u
pnrt of tbe secret of their education
"Of late years It has often been sup
posed that training In natural sclrnct
would do more for the power of volun
tary attention and therefore woulc
have a higher educational value that
training In the old humanities, Ro fai
as my observation has gone.' this bai
not yet proved the case. And one rea
son why It bas not, I am disposed U
think, is because the natural science!
are apt nowadays to prove a shade tot
Interesting. In the end, accordingly
like other alluring things, they oftei
excite sn attention more nearly spon
taneons than voluntary. If so, thi
study of tbem would inevitably result
rather In technical Information' and
babltual aptitude of a special kind
than In any broad general training
available for any other service tana
that Immediately concerned."
. Tbe Uaoullo Humorist.
Visitor Have yon Uved all yaw lift
bare, my little man?
Utda itaa Kaa, nat yet
The pulse register of Dr. Gartner, of
Vienna, bas proven bery successful In
lessening tbe surgeon's work In watch
ing the circulation of paticute under
anaesthetics. It consists of a watch
like box, which is attached to the pa
tient's forearm, and with hands that
are moved over the dial by a sensitive
spring, very accurately showing tb
pulse and blood pressure vibrations. It
tven reveals pulse action so feeble that
the finger cannot feel It
The much-ridiculed name of "liquid
crystals" Is still retained by Dr. Otto
Lehmann, who has published an en
larged list of the organic couiiound-t
having the peculiar properties. These
t-ul stances, as w as fiist made cl air
fifteen years 6go, have two melting
points and at intermediate tempera
tures move freely like liquids, but
lolari7.e light like crystals and show
the dichro.am of crystals. Wbeth?r
they are really like solid crystals Is
In tbe survey of the Scottbh lakes
which Is now nearly completed, a
depth of 1.017 feet has been reached
In Loch Morar. This piove-s to le tu;
deepest lake In the Visited Kingdom,
and, as the surface is but thirty feet
above sea level nearly the entire b,?,l
of tbe lake Is lelow the surface .'ino
of the ocean. Only seven deeper lak
are known In Europe, four being In
Norway and three In Italy. At a depth
of one thousand feet the tciupcraturj
if Ixjch Morar Is fairly constant
throughout the year at about 42 d
Beginning with schools to teach
fpjnnlng by hand In the eighteenth
century, Germany has continued to
Improve the instruction In textile In
dustry offered to Its people with every
advance of practical science as appllel
to weaving ami spinning. Textile
schools, where tbe manipulation of thj
most intricate machinery is taught are
now found all over the empire, and It
Is held by some persons that they con
stitute the main pillar by vlrtnu of
Ivblch the German textile industry
maintains Its competitive power In
foreign markets. The courses of In
struction are frequently revised, and
t-verything la kept up on a scientific
, ft Is so easy to obtain gold In
h very pure state that Its melt-
ng point Is a fact of much prac
tical Importance because it serves
lis a constant or basis of comparison.
jn the measurement of high temper i-
turcs. The latent experiments for ns-
lertalnlnglng this point with exacti
tude have been conducted In Paris by
Messrs. Jacquerod and Perrot. using
a siecinl type of ch-ctrlcnl rcMstanc
furnace, and a nitrogen thermometer
of fused quartz. The melting point
ivns found to be 10;7.2 degrees ceu:l-
prade. or In round numbers about 105 1
degrees Fahrenheit Tl.l Is about 11
degrees Fahrenheit higher than smn
former determinations, but fomewhut
lower than others.
Moved by the apparent loss of time
and increase of errors caused by tha
traditional use of Boman immerals in
designating volumes in bibliographic
references. Dr. It. M. Yerkes of Har
vard bas submitted the matter to a
simple scientific test Choosing ten
well-educated persons, he determine 1
for each the time required for writing
and for reading the Itoman and th
Arabic numerals from 1 to 100, and
also tbe relative number of errors co-n-fnltted.
Ills conclusion Is that It take
three and one third times us long to
write tbe Itoman numerals as tbe
Arabic, and the chnm-e of error Is 21
times as great It takes three tin es a-(
lung to read tbem, and the chance of
error Is eight times ns great An Il
lustration is the number 8S, which In
Roman style Is LXXXVIIl. In th?
International Catalogue of Scientitb;
Literature the volume numbers ars
printed in heavy-faced Arabic type.
He Has Knled Over Many Parage Peo-l)e-havcd
I have Just been favored by Sir Wil
liam Maegregor, the newly appointed
toveruor of Newfoundland, with an In
terview, says a Iomlon correxpoSdent
of tbe New York Herald. I also met
his wife. Lady Maegregor. Kir Wil
liam, In his photographs. Is depicted
In court dress. Such a photograph
really misrepresents the new'goveriior.
for he Is no carpet knight and there
nothing of the court lackey about
him. In fome of the wildest regions
of the British empire bis work has
been done, ruling every savage tribe
under tropical suns, defying fever and
fatigue, taking his life iu bis hands of
Jen and always administering justice
ivlth firm and fearless Impartiality.
After 57 he has earned the right to the
comparative ease and quiet which the
povcrushlp of England's oldest colony
will afford him uow that the trouhle
foine French question has been prac
As bis name Implies, Sir William Is
ii Scotchman, and like most of that
I turdy race who achieve distinction be
l'arted In life without any wealth or
p.mlly Influence to push blm along.
Ilia father was a farmer In a small
Vsy. but with big ideus as to the
Value of education and be aaw to It
that bis boy got a good one. When It
k ame to tbe choice of a profeaslon, tbe
I id elected medicine and obtained bla
II. D. degree from tbe University of
: Being of an adventurous spirit and
( nxlous to sea something of tbe world
lnetead of banging aot bla sblagie la
ant ceantry tows and waiting for pa
tients to turn up be booked himself st
the colonial office and waa appointed
government medical officer at Sey
chelles in 1873. A year later be was
transferred to Tort LoIb on tbe Isle
of llauiitiua and in 1875 was made
chief medical officer for K1JL
It was at Fiji be proved himself a
hero. Tbe ship Syria, freighted with
coolies and their families, was wreck
ed on the Nasllal reef. He organized
the relief party snd took command of
it liepeatedly he swsra to the wreck,
returning each time with a man or
woman on bis back and sometimes
with a child in addition gripped by its
clothes between bis teeth. In this
way he saved himself no less than 70
lives. It was s feat that only a man
of his immense physical strength as
well as courage could have accom
plished. For this be received tbe
Clarke gold medal and values It far
higher than the "K. C. M. O., C. B ,"
which he Is entitled to tack after hi
It was at Fl.l. too, that his talents
as an administrator were first discov
ered and he was appointed receiver
general of ths Islands. That opened
up a new career to blm and he gave
up doctoring sick folk. In 18S8 he
was made administrator of British
New Guinea. Tbe New Guinea na
tives are about tbe worst lot of sav
ages under the control of the British
crown, most of them regarding it as a
waste of human life to slay a man
without subsequently dining upon
him. Hut for ten years he ran the
British part of that big Island, leaving
a record behind blm that is a con
spicuous example of what can be ac
complished among the most Intracta
ble people by a Judicious combination
of firmness and moderation.
It was to Lagos Sir William was
next dispatched as governor and this
post he held for four years, preserving
an even balance of jiistice to whites
and blacks snd winning the esteem of
NEW YORK CHURCH PROPERTY.
Beat Katate Worth fr2 1 0.OfM, 103 la
Kiempted from 'luxation.
A list of tbe church properties ex
empt from taxation iu New York, ls
used by the Federation of Churches
and Christian organizations, shows
that the Ilom;n Catholic body Is the.
denomination richest in church prop
erty. In the entire city It possesses
real estate to the value of $.75,5,82,0i5.
Of this $.Tt,41!).!iM) is on Manhattan
Island, 17,08,1,373 Iu the Bronx, $11,
7X).;i5 In Brooklyn, $1,424.123 in
Queens and $9rj,'J. In Richmond.
The total value of Protestant
churches in New York Is $114.!70.2.V,
divided as follows: Manhattan, f:ii,
H1S.2O0; Bronx, $2.7:W,2.T5: Queens, $1.
rjOI.ChjO, and KIi-hmoniL $2.20 ).(;.").
The total value of church and hospital
property In all New York exempt i"roiu
taxation Is 210,X4,1!3.
Of all the Protestant churches, the
Episcopal Is the richest possessing in
all New York property worth $."i3,XK),
4.V), divided as follows: Manhattan,
JIH.:ifl2..V0; Bronx, $H,".0.2"); Brooklyn.
$3.rm,:"j00; Queens, $lK5,!i0, and Uleh
Nextcomt'S the Presbyterian Church,
with a toUl Now York valuation of
$10,714, 00, Including Manhattan, $13,
IC2.O00; Bronx, $S72,00; Brooklyn,
$l,C;iO,!)00; Queens, $10!),I0O, and Rich
Closely following the Presbyterian
Church In property values comes the
Jewish faith, with $13,420,050 in all
New York, Including $12,428,800 In
Manhattan, $2114.000 In tbe Bronx,
$051,400 In Brooklyn, $75,000 In Queens
and $30,850 in Richmond.
Then come In order tbe Union Prot
estants, with $10,100,700 In all New
York City; the Methodist Episcopal
Church, with $S,513,050; the Reformed
Dutch, with $7,117,120; the Baptist,
with $1,.r04,155; the Congregationalisms,
wltb $2,032,085; the Lutheran General
Council, with $2,118,550: the Unitarian,
with $1,214,500, and the Lutheran
sy nodical conference, with $',152.f45.
The Salvation Army owns $203,500
worth of real estate In New York (Man
hattan), and the Volunteers of Ameri
ca $12,000 worth In Queens. The least
wealthy denomination Is the Christian
Alliance, which owns a $2,500 bouse
lu Brooklyn. Churches marked uu
classltlej own $1,845,500 worth of
property In Manhattan and $7,(MK)
worth In Brooklyn. The yhave noth
ing In the Bronx, Queens or Richmond.
Hospitals own $14,782,400 worth " of
property In all New York. New York
World Heeks Wnter I ow-r.
The lesson of the use of Niagara
Falls for generating electricity has
bet'ii put to worldwide application,
says the New York World. Through
out tbe world falling water, accord ii,
to a paper read before tbe British As
sociation by Campbell Ewinton, yields
to man's use an energy equal to 1,48!,
300 horse power, of which Great Brit
ain figures for only ll.isxl horse power.
The British Aluminum Company
get 7,000 horse power from the falls
of Foyers and It expects presently to
procure 17,000 horse power from Loch
Leve.n. The North Wales Klectrlc
Power Company Is about to tap Lake
Llydnw, on Stiowdon, and hopes to ob
tain 8.200 horse power for every work
ing day of nine hours. Finally, the
Heotcb Wster Power Syndicate Is peer
ing round In quest of waters that It
can Imprison at lofty levels and so
generate electric power. From Locb
8Ioy, 757 feet above t-och Lomond, It
Is going to get 0,000 borse power, and
at Ardln!, blgber up. It proposes to
get further energy. Kven a modest
stream that drops several hundred feet
may be a source of power.
Talk all yon please, lit good man
bava aa monopoly at tba onVes,
PHONES IN PATHLESS WOOOftV
CaaadUa Laaaber Co-Maaalea CuauarS
Ofiiera, taaapaaaa BawaaUla.
Throughout the forests, from tbe St.
Johns to Vancouver, lumber camps be
longing to the same interest are con
nected by telephone, the lines running
thence to tbe saw mills or wood pulp
works at frontier towns, from which
communication can be held even to tbe
It was formerly the custom of each
lumber Interest to maintain a force of
couriers like the voyagers of the Hud
son Bay Company, and these hardy
men. with knapsack, would travel
twenty-five miles a day through the
wilderness, over rough forest paths.
Now the mill calls each camp la
turn at stated hours snd receives re
ports snd gives instructions ' to tba
foreman and It. is not necessary ta
dwell on the commercial advantage
of maintaining such close touch be
tween headquarters and outiosts In
sny enterprise. Letters are read to
men snowed In the forest nifty or a
hundred miles away and auswers dic
tated by the lumbermen to a stenog
rapher, who transcribes them In the
office and then mails them to tholr
The relative contentment among tbe
men which Is established by this fre
quent communication is highly advan
tageous to the working force, and
therefore to the employers.
The applications of the telephone to
the operations of logging are alike
novel and useful. The lines are run
upon forest trees along the banks of
rivers, and telephones which are place!
In sheltering boxes are bttached to
trees and connected with the line.
The bete nolr of logging Is te col
lecting of the logs together at some
narrow place In a turbulent stream and
piling upon each other In a "jam" to
whi-!t contributions are made by every
log floating down the river to this spot
The formation of a Jam results from
some obstacle and generally occurs
without warning, and It requires great
labor, fraught with peril, to remove
the logs from their constricted posi
tion. It Is frequently necessary to use
dynamite, and much lumber Is destroy
ed by such explosions.
With the use of the telephone warn
ing of the Initial formation of a Jam
can be given by one of the men pa
trolling the banks, who telephones te
the men up the river to stop the fur
ther flow of logs at calm places termed
"trips," and it Is an easy matter to
break the small Jam, for which fur
ther assistance can be had by sum
moning men from points lower down
As soon as the small Jam is removed
the men above are told tlirougb the
telephone to release the logs held at
the "trip" and the stream of log Is re
sumed. Under former conditions a larger
number of men were employed, Bnl
when a Ja:n was begun It wrs neces
sary to send messengers from one ta
three miles through the forext In va
rious direc tions to direct the gangs to
stop the How of logs and others to
summon help who are down the
stream to come up and break the jam,
which had mennwliile time to ampli
fy, and then, after the Jam bad been
broken, second messengers must bo
sent up the stream to release the loga
at the "trip."
P.y the promptness of telephonic
communication the rate of sending
logs down the stream Is Increased by
the avoidance of delays.
Beyond this the use of the telephone
renders log-driving feasible on the
smaller rapid, rounh streams, where It
was formerly out of the question. .
Munkr-j Io WacKinh Thins.
Recently a monkey got the better of
the common enemy, the. carrion crow,
by feigning Illness, says the Lahore
Tribune. He was fastened to a bam
bo pole with a running ring. When be
was on his perch the crows annoyed
him by stealing from his porringer oa
One morning they had been specially
disagreeable. He closed his eyes and
feigned a bad Illness. When his day's
food was brought blm the crows de
scended upon It and ha had scarcely
strength to defend It By good acting
he managed to capture one of the
crows. To pluck It alive was the ob
vious course-. Then, instead of pulling
It to pieces, like the king monkey
whom Kipling and Sir Edward Illicit
watched enjoying n similar triumph at
Simla, the monkey tossed the crow Inte
the nir, where Its own companions fell
upon it and killed it.
Monkeys certainly have a sense of
fun, larwlu used to spend hours
watching a young female orang-outang
in the zoological gardens, and was sura
that she had the comic sentiment. She
delighted to put upon her head, like a
cap, a peculiar-shaped bowl, which
bad a droll effect and she was sensi
tive to tbe effect which her Joke pro
duced upon the spectators.
Goo I Lurk lor I ho 1 urtle.
The Chinese have a peculiar custom
with regard to turtles, which they con
sider us very good Joss, says the Hong
Kong Press. Almost any day one caa
see these creatures, some of there of
huge ';7-e, being carried on board the
rlvc-r steamers, not to be taken to Can
ton for culinary purposes, but to be
dumped Into the sea and restored ta
liberty and freedom. Good luck to
thought to follow.
Tbe trouble Is that we ail changa
our minds. You have often deter
mined not to buy a new auit Did
you ever stick to It with tba money la
your pocket T
There la a kind of man who tella
yon of some unimportant thing ba did,
and experts you ta Call dead wltb aa
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