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THE DAY'S WORK.
Do the work of the day m well
As vnu h ivi llm uit tii ili'
Iryfor the best- ior the best will Ml
V li.it wan the etui in view.
Always your best-it is cheap tn shirk;
The beat makes the worker glad;
And people remember the better work,
Fai-pctting the weak ami b.id.
They remember the fateful tool
An well n the pcilcct suae.
Scant is the rnetnorv for a fool,
Or him who it i'lle Inn;,'.
People remember th" honest few
Who jjave of the boot they hut
tthey will remember the good ou do,
And always forget the bid.
Do the work of the day as well
Afl though it would eloc your toil.
lie who a H'rnion in stone would tell
Must ehi'i'l and earve and mini.
Weak and lifeless, ()r (inn and trnr,
Tito work of the day is et.
People renientber the good we do
The bad they will soon forget.
lYewtenlay is n record mule,
ClintiRiiic;, for good or ill;
Hands to-day mtit be unafraid.
Heady to work your will.
Useless, tomorrow, to -..ully rite
Plans that wete far front nitre.
I People remember the good you do,
' Anil they foruct the pour'.
W. 1). Ncbit, in lititimore American.
'Hiilph Mns.-on was a eoasuinptlvo.
You knew It by Hie bright hop.'ful eye,
the (lull pule shin, tttul the ttervotis ir
ritable cough that accentuated Ids
slightest speech and t'iti'Uctl his at
tenuated frame. And his tempera
Uicntnl vivacity m.-is due to the same
iliond dlsciuo tli.'tt while cniiMtinlng
life dazzles the scums with golden vis.
Ions of longevity.
Masson was night telegraph operator
ut a small station on the Illinois Cen
tral ltnllroad between Chicago and
New Orleans. In a locality where pint;
forests modllled the air with a Ionic
of balsam lor hurt lungs and tin' dry.
Handy soil furnished a chance for open
air exercise. Masson owned a good
horse anil at hours when he was duty
free lie rode his race for HIV with zest
uiid satisfaction. Kike all consump
tive: his spirits increased as his Health
declined, and he saw with feverish in
tensity a long vista of future pros
perity. Something peculiar in the mental
make-up of the young operator was
liolli ink-resting and battling to new
acquaintances, but It was merely the
expression of a cult which Is not yet
one of the exact sctetices. but which
has immense undeveloped possibili
ties. Italph Masson was a student of
psychic phenomena, a linn believer in
telepathy and an ardent Investigator
into every new occult theory, lie was
himself a hypnotist, possessing a na
tural gift, cultivated and developed by
Hliuly and practice. At Harvey Sta
tion he had small opportunity to Im
prove this faculty, hut there was one
family living a lew mile down the
lino where he found a willing convert
to his peculiar views, and what was
more Important a valuable subject to
carry them out successfully.
Margaret Lansing, n girl of elgl
teen, became Infatuated with the
strange new power and gave Mii-mmi
Iter intelligent co-operation when til an
evening entertainment at iiu Utile dis
trict schoolhouse, before lie went on
duty, he gave an exhibition of his ;
nud easily sent her Into a profound
liypnotlc sleep. Her family and
friends were present and gave their
consent, looking upon It as a part of
the evening's entertainment and see
ing nothing serious In the perform
ance. They were merely uinucd and
incredulous when, laying his hand on
lier forehead with a light torn-It, lie
"Go over to the station, go into (he
Ofllce, ami tell me what you see there."
He did not know that sin- could or
IwotihT submit to Ihe tet; she had
Houbtloss been there at .-nine I line anil
might describe It from memory, and
the test would be of no value. She
'dhl not respond quickly, and lie re
peated the command. After a moment
Bhu began lo shiver as with rear.
, "What do you see?"
"Two men who look like robbers.
IT hoy are breaking open a desk-."
I "Can you describe the men":"
1 "One is young and one is old. They
.wear caps ami have handkeichlefrt
tied over the lower part of their
"hook through the handkerchiefs
and tell mo what you see."
"The one who Is young has a re,
mustache nud one eye Is gone. The
HIB HAND WAH ON Till: KKV.
other has white hair and a smooth
face. They are working l" " hurry.
rAh-li-h, they are caught:"
Tho girl's breath was Indrawn with
a sob. The hypnotist made a few
passes over her and she t-auic to her
eclf weals and exhausted.
. "Somo of you fellows ao over to the
3WFt ' ' M. taitv
wtlVtv , &. tip a
il'D.v 'vf -lW
station and see If die Is right," sug
gested Masson, who was deadly pale
and much excited.
The Investigating parly soon re
turned, for I hey hail met u posc
which had surprised the n.Mcrs at
their work. The men Ihey had cap
tured were two tramps who were ex
actly as the glil had described them.
No one was more astonished than
Masson himself, or more overjoyed,
for it demonstrated as a fact the
power that he feared might be fiction.
When on other occasions lltilpli
Masson followed up Ibis feat by oth
er quite as wonderful, employing
Margaret Lansing as a subject, her
family objected. They argued that it
would Injure her health, possibly
wreck her nerves, and that nothing
good would result from dabbling In
mysteries., Masson was greatly disap
pointed, for lie felt that the success
of a great discovery depended on the
girl. What might he not accomplish
by her assistance? He might teach
her to read the stars, to fathom the se
crets of itillnllude! And here lie found
himself unable to cope wttli the tlrst
edict of parental authority.
Tlie parents were undoubtedly right.
They saw on their daughter's part an
other kind of Infatuation, a growing
fondness for this young man whose
days were numbered. Science wuh
nothing when put in the scales with
their love for their child. Masson ap
pealed to Margaret Lansing as a sick
man always appeals to a healthy, sym
pathetic woman. First, pity, then
love. He who has brutal health can
never know thu sweet recompenses of
weakness. Your robust man has no
charm compared to the pleading love
of an Invalid. Italph had said to Mar
garet that lie could hypnotize her at a
"I can bring you to me at any time
by calling you and willing you to
come. II will be impossible for you
not lo obey me."
She had smiled Into his bright, com
pelling eyes with a faith and belief
that were sublime, and held herself
in readiness to go like a bird of the
air when he called her. but unfiling
came of It. for he had tried and
failed. His mind could not control
hers by any distant treatment, nud lie
had never been able to reach her by
either telepathy or hypnosis.
One night when Masson was on duty
at his station he received a telegram
from Unwllns, ten miles down the
: WASHOUT AT P.IHS- :
: COK; WARN IVJO KX- :
: PUHhS. THIS OFFICII :
: CANNOT ItKACII T1I12M. :
It was signed with the mime of the
night operator at Hawllns, and there
was hardly a half hour before the
train was title at Briscoe. Margaret's
father was station agent at that polar,
but the cvprcsfc did not slop there, and
he probably knew nothing of the.
washout, and, no other train arriving
until morning, he would be at home
and asleep. It was live miles to llrls
cue and raining hard; no horse could
make the distance lu time to give tho
alarm. And hundreds of sleeping men
ami women were speeding to certain
The young operator fell an uncon
trollable weariness and lethargy creep
ing over him, but he pulled himself to
gether with a desperate effort that
made every nerve tingle and vibrate.
He was speaking aloud, although alone
in his otllce.
"Margaret! Margaret! Margaret!
Get your father's red lantern; go
down to the llrlscoe Itlver and swing
a danger signal for the LVJO express.
Go at once, I command you, my dear
love! Go, go, go! hi God's name rise,
from your sleep, Margaret, ami go!"
The night express caine rushing
on to P.rlseoo station when h'uglncer
Preston saw far ahead of him a tiny
red spark glowing. Instinct lu the
man read its meaning before It. hud
grown to proportions that signaled
danger. The train slowed up with
such unwillingness or steam and driv
ing wheel, such a mighty groaning and
grinding of the whole outfit, that the
stubborn resistance threw passengers
out of the berths nud brought the
throbbing, shrieking engine to a stand
still on the very brink of destruction
where a white-robed figure with un
bound hair swung with persistence
and monotonous repetition the red lan
tern that hail averted death.
The train men wrapped Margaret
lu blankets and carried her bewildered,
distraught, almost lifeless to her lioim.
where she fell unconscious into ncr
mother's arms, while tho grateful pas
sengers filled the hours they must
wait with plaudits of her brave deed
and talked of thu medal she should
have aomo day. . .
riir. nioiit nxruuss oamb itrsniKO on.
And Italph Masson? When Ids as
sistant relieved litui at the otllce at
early morning his hand was on the
key, but his head was bowed nud
he' neither moved nor spoke. In that
supreme effort he had found release.
Mrs. M. L. Itayne, lu the Chicago
AUSTRALIAN SEA FISHINC.
AurIIhc Kor SrlinitM'' N""'Cili Mor
wiinu unit hluirk.
Sea llshlng is the Alpha and Omega
of most llshlng In Australia. We leave
Sydney harbor aliout itimnigiu in n
small tug. so as to be on the further
Itshlug grounds nt daybreak. Now we
are out between the bends, and at Inst
a chilly dawn creeps over the sea. We
are at rest, too, broadside lo the rollers,
and It Is good to go up Ihe narrow
companion and on deck and tlnd the
lines we left neatly colled In corners
over night. The two deck hands are
busy cutting up the bait, a score or so
of mullet, yellow-lulls and squid. We
are ready, and our eight leads go al
most together over the side, all on the
same quarter, so that Ihe lines may
stream clear of the tug and of each
otner. Down they go, anil still (town,
a good forty fat bonis, and the moment
the lead touches bottom we hold on. A
moment or two pusses nud some one Is
Into a good llsh. which Is hauled and
played on the thin line with great care
and patience, nud proves to be a sil
very morwong of six or seven pounds
weight -a handsome enough llsh to
the stranger, yet dubbed, with a sneer,
"wrong color," by lis captor and his
The discontented one seems In luck's
way, for no sooner has he again baited
his hooks -each line. I ought to hove
said, carries two and a heavy lead
that he is once more lighting with an
even larger llsh, but the Hue sheers
nway ominously near the surface, and
there Is a general cry of "Shark!" as it
Is Indeed seen that one of these white
bellied, shovel-snouted brutes has both
his hooks, hut Ihe tackle Is strong;
there is nothing in reason to part so
long as the shark cannot get the Hue
between Its teeth, and it Is at last
lifted bodily on the dr-Vk, live feet ami
more of II, and soon clearing breath
ing space -with the great sweeping
strokes of its tall.
The tlrst thth that I am destined to
catch in these strange waters is as cu
rious in name as lu appearance.
"Nannygal" It. Is called, which Irresist
ibly, though doubtless good aboriginal,
reminds one of nannygoat, nud It Is of
a brilliant scarlet, witli huge protrud
ing black eyes. Very good entlng Is
this same nannygal, but mure valuable
on account of Its Invariably Itid'lcutlug
the presence of a big seliunpper. No
sooner, Indeed, have I hauled my nan
nygal than one or two or the party in
Rtnntly haul In their lines to see that
the halts are right, and that a good op
portunity may not lie lost. Kor we are
not anchored In one spot. The Pacific
Is too deep, the ground too rough, the
swells from the south too sudden ami
violent to admit of such a plan. On
the contrary, wo drive with the tide
over the reefs, a kind ol sehnappcr bat
tue, and are thus enabled to go to the
fish when they will not come to us.
Good schnapper are now caught on all
sides, and I must say that my tlrst
really heavy sehnapper warrants all
the hopes that I had based on a some
what long and intimate acquaintance
with his feebler cousin, the red bream
of the Kngllsli channel. London Trav
eler. Men Clirprcd I-'lorcncn NlRlitlnsuto.
The late Sir John Steele, sculptor to
Queen Victoria, was modeling a bust
of Florence Nightingale, when nn of
ficer of one of the Highland regiments
which bad suffered so cruelly lu the
Crimean, heard Hint the bust had just
been completed, and was lu Sir Jolm'a
studio. Many or the men in his com
pany had passed through the hospital
at Scutari, and lie obtained permission
rrom tlie sculptor to bring sonic of
them to see It. Accordingly a sqund
of men one day marched into the big
studio aud stood iu Hue.
A They had no Idea why they had been
mustered In so strange a place. With
out a word of warning thu bust was
uncovered, and then, as by one im
pulse the men broke rank, and with
cries of "Miss Nightingale! Miss
Nightingale!" surrounded tlie model,
and Willi hats off cheered the llgttre of
their devoted nurse until the roof
So spontaneous and hearty and so
inspiring was the whole scene that In
after days Sir John Steele declared
it to be tlie greatest compliment of his
life. Sunday Magazine.
Won't Spurn All Uin Trees.
There is no slight Ignorance in the
cry that Is so orten raised with regard
to the removal or cutting down of trees
lu tlie parks, and It lias recently bcuu
displaying itself with certain trees
that have been already, or tiro lo be,
got rid of in the course of carrying
out the Piccadilly widening. Ah a
mutter of fact, most of them were so
close together, that their branches In
termingled, and any one acquainted
with the subject known that tills Is
most Injurious to the proper growth
of the Individual tree. Tlie truth Is
that in the public parks, as lu most
private properties, plantations require,
from time to time, to bu thinned out.
It is rumored that It has been found
necessary to remove some VM odd
frees from tho gardens of lluekliighaiu
Palace, aud iu Lord Uuthmore's tlino
drastic measures had to lie taken with
the overgrowth lu the Chestnut ave
nue la the Hegeiifs Pari: with splendid
results that are now abundantly ap
parent on Chestnut Sunday. Pall Mall
lllesscd Is the peacemaker, for ho
always gets the worst of It, ....
People who deny that America has
any leisure classes should observe the
Immense number of people who al
ways have time to vlsll any expos I
thin that Is worth seeing.
If science makes as much progress
In the creation of mechanisms for
transmitting the human voice during
the next decade as it has lu the last
decade Ihe time may come when a
initti lu (Kkalnosa can take frum his
coat pocket a little bell and "ring up"
a friend lu Nagasaki, Japan.
The London Dally Mall says there
are still such heavy demands for
horses lu South Africa that there Is
no re-d reserve at the Cape. The
Itrltlsh War Ollice Is becoming
alarmed at the heavy cost ol' providing
horses, and has again unjoined General
Kitchener lo greater care in the ex
penditure or,horsc ilesh, as the market
is rapidly rising.
Texas owns her own domain. A
vast area of II Is pastoral and arid.
When used tree and in common, the
laud became bleak and repellent, its
forage being destroyed. A steer could
barely live on a hundred acres. Less
than ii decade ago. against the oppo
sition of the stockmen, Texas made a
leasing law. Now an area of seven
teen acres supports a steer. The range
Is restored, and a proposition to re
peal the lease statute would convulse
the Slate, states a wilier lu the Tor
uin, The Iternatlottes, whom (he tlrst
Napoleon transferred from his bwn
army to the throne of Norway and
Sweden, are reluming lo the demo
cratic ranks whence they originally
sprung. The elder son. Oscar, some
time ago renounced Ids rights to the
throne to contract a marriage with one
inferior lu rank, and now another son,
Kugono, who Is following the profes
sion of an artist, with a studio in the
Latin Quarter of Paris, has applied for
the assent of his father to a marriage
with an American lady residing In the
French capital, and for permission to
resign his right also to the succession
to the throne.
The Medical ISccord contends that
it Is Impossible to lay down any hard
and fast rule of eating or drinking
for ji body of people. The personal
fuclor must be in every case taken in
to consideration lu truth, it com
mands the situation. What suits one
person may be harmful to another,
and If the Individual be possessed of
ordinary common sense, he will not be
long before he llnds oul what food or
drink agrees with him, and regulate
his diet accordingly. A dyspeptic
who eats to excess, or partakes or
food which disagrees with him, will,
in the nature of things, sufTer; and,
If ho lie wise, will alter his mode or
An Indication or the l rend of public
opinion In France may be seen in tlie
movement which Is now on foot In
that country to abolish nil titles of no
bility lu the republic. The opponents
of titles of the nobility lu Franco
point to the Tact Hint France is a re
public, and argue that a nobility Is as
much out or place there as it Is lu tho
United States. After tlie general elec
tion a bill will bo Introduced lu tho
French Parliament, declaring till titles
Illegal; and a strong effort will bo
made to pass the measure. It Is esti
mated that about half a million
Frencmcn prolix the title of "Couut"
to their names; ami It Is certain that
a large proportion of these titles are
assumed, and have no slgiililcauce lu
tho blood or traditions of their bear
ers. The attempt will be inaile to ap
ply the French national motto lu a
iiL-w direction by doing away with the
It Is a sex to learn from, no doubt,
but sometimes It Is perplexing, ob
serves the New York Sun. Here was
poor Colonel Nalrence of Ilyeres iu
the beautiful south of France. lie
had done his work iu the gendarmerie,
hnd been retired, and was hoping to
cud his life in comfort In his villa
with ids wife. They had been long
married and Avert attached to eacli
other. Unluckily Mine. Nalrence was
ambitious for her husband; a Scan
torshlp became vacant aud she urged
him to become a candidate. The Col
onel knew belter tliuii to do that; he
had run for otllce once and had been
defeated, and he didn't care for poli
tics any more. So (here were ani
mated discussions In that family till
one day Mine. Nalrence walked Into
her own parlor with a revolver In her
hand and shot Ihe Colonel dead, Then
shu rang for a servant and told him
to call lu tho police. They will prob
ably call this nn emotional crime In
Franco, The murderer may be ex
tolled as a woman Brutus of political
duty, It Is not altogether safe to be
u. husband lu Frauce. ...
AreWorlli I'nyliiR I'nr.
The Good lionds organization or the
Slate or New York has at last
reached Ihe conclusion that good roads
cannol be achieved except by paying
for them, ami has Ihererore decided to
press tor an iippronilatlou from the
Legislature of jjH.OIKUHM) for the ciir
lent car. the lull amount lo !. ex
pe.ided upon the highways or the
As a starter, and In the absence or
securing anything belter, It Is to be
hoped the ofl'oils of the orgaii'zatlon
may prove sii ssfnl. If the appro
priation of a million dollars I km' annum
could be made continuous for n sulll-
cieti: number of years, undoiibledly In
due time Ihe Slate would find Itself
li possession of tlrst class hlghwayii.
t.'diillnuoiis appropriations, however,
cannot be counted upon, and lu the
ineanlliue Ihe sporadic mlllloni up
pu printed will be so npread out over
Ihe Stale as lo really accomplish no
practical or permanent results.
The great Slate of Ohio years ago
solved I lie good roads problem, when
lis Legislature passed n law divid
ing the State Into districts und intik-
intr It compulsory upon each district-
lo build its own roads and keep them
lu rei'i'ir. the lands themselves being
(axed for tin si in proportion to
the bem Ills received. The owners or
the lands put up an energetic kick
against (tie scheme, but the law stood
the list, with Ihe result Hint Ohio
today has Ihe inosi perfect system
of public roads of not only any Slnte
lu Hie I'liion. bill ol' any equal urea
in ihe world.
The roads cost the farmers a good
round sum, ami for several years the
burden upon the land seemed almost
too heavy lo bear, but the end Justi
fied Ihe means, nud now no farmer
would be willing to surrender the
roads and take back his proportion
of the cost.
The good roads have more than re
imbursed the lauds for their cost, nud
they nre there rot- all time to come, the
keeping of t lieui In repair being to ti
very large extent u labor of love.
St. Louis Star.
I'll mill iioiiK MukbiIhiii.
lty the use. of eurcrully and sclen
lllleally prepared bituminous cements,
skilfully mixed with crushed stone
under the direction of men who hnve
had years of practical experience In
handling bituminous materials suita
ble for street pavements, a great Im
provement Is made over the ordinary
method employed lu construct lug ma
The advantages of bituminous ma
cadam properly constructed are lis dur
ability, its being Impervious to water,
frost proof In winter, nud preventing
mud. dust and loose stones In summer.
It makes a clean, comparatively noise-
less and attractive roadway, while the
ordinary macadam road In general use
iu tills country soon wears badly under
trallle. milking mud or dust, and soon
allows Hie stones to loosen.
A bituminous uiaciidiiui road Is wa
terproof. It does not absorb the filth of
the street, and prevents the washing
by heavy rains to which the ordinary
macadam road Is subject.
Good nnd uniform results cannot be
obtained by the use of common coal
tar obtained from gas works lu differ
ent sections of the country. In fact, It
Is Impossible to secure a bituminous
cement from the products or the aver
age gas work's which will produce
The construction or this form of road
way demands the services or experts
iu this line of work". The onlluiiry
coal tar lias been tried repeatedly dur
ing the last thirty years. With a very
few exceptions It has been a total fail
ure. The crown of a road when finished
may vary on different roads, or even
on different grades of tho same road.
from one-hair inch to one inch to the
fool. Of course, no indexible data can
bo given until the requirements of that
speclnl road are known.
Where the travel Is Ugh- good road
can be built with six Inches of gravel
and a light coat or crushed stone placed
on tup. This works well on a steep
A Now KmttiKi-nry HruUp.
A new emergency brake for electric
cars is described lu a recent Issue of
the London F.lectricnl Itevlew. It con
sists or four shoes, of oak or beech,
two being placed between the wheels
Just over the rails on each side of tlie
car. A small compressed-air cylinder
is maintained by a pump inn from
one of the car axles. When It Is nec
essary to apply the brake suddenly the
inotorinan simply touches a lever; In
stantly all four of the brake shoes are
Jammed strongly down against tlie
rails. It Is claimed that this brake
has stopped a trolley car going at the
rate of twenty miles an hour down a
sleep grade, within two of Its own
tllilrlly ly AdvrrlUInt;.
A London Journalist tells the busi
ness men or thai community that the
surprising success or Americans iu
placing their products among the Kug
llsh people Is chiefly due to the skill
ami courage with which the Americans
advert Ise. "They prove," lie says,
"Ihe tremendous Influencu or advertis
ing lu lis effect on tlie success of an
Industrial nation," The article Is a
striking tribute to the importance of
publicity to business. Philadelphia
Uftord. ... ... .. .
JIOW tu 3UTRUN A DEAR.
.Iiiftt Turk Alone u IlltUlilr, itml lln Will
I'nll lltolc;ty tu l.cnMi.r-1,
"Despite Hie reputation for ferocity
that tlie mountain Hon has acquired,
and perhaps Justly, he Is by no means
the animal most feared by the prospec
tors and mountaineers of my country,"
said n Colorado mail yesterday.
"If a prospector Is passing along n
trail ami lie spies u Hon lu his path he
never even hesitates, for he knows that
as soon us the nnlmi'l sees him it wilt
clear out, providing, always, that II Is
not n female accompanied by Its
young, and even In such a case It is by
iio means certain that she will show
"It Is altogether different with n
bear, and If n mountaineer sees a bear
on his trail he will go around IT he can
and If he cannot, do that be will wi'.lt
patiently for bruin to get out of Hie
way. You see. the man that has spent
years in tlie hills, as we call the mount
ains out our way, loses much of the
ambition or the sportsman, nnd he
never wastes Ids ainiuiinlllon Just Tor
Ihe pleasure or killing game. When he
shoots it Is either to get rood or rot-self-protection.
Consequently he Is lu
no way anxious to start a row with a
bear. Just because it hapiwiis lo cross
his path. There are several reasons
for this, but the principal one Is that
It Is dangerous. Any man who knows
about bears will hesitate before dellb
ately starling a row with one. Hy tho
way, would you like lo know how a
man on fool can outrun a bear In a
hilly country if he has a Utile start on
Upon being Informed Hint his hearer
would lie very glad to get the Informa
tion, even I hough he might secretly
hope that an opportunity of testing
Ihe method would never come, the
Westerner coul lulled:
"You see. a bear's forelegs are very
short and his conformation is such
thai, while lie can run up hill almost
as fast as he can on the Hat, be cannot
run on a straight Hue on the side of
a hill. So when you are chased by n
bear Just run along the side of the hill.
Hears are game, and he will start nrtcr
you, but while you are keeping on a
straight Hue brulu will be going at an
angle down tho hill every Jump. When
you have gone some distance Just re
trace your steps, and Ihe bear lu bis
efforts to catch you will try to do the
same thing only to find that you are
gulling further from hint every min
ute. It is a good system. I know, for
I have seen It worked. 1 would advise
you to try It some time, and If you
keep running back ami forth long
enougli. the bear will disappear from
sight, still trying to get nt you." Mil
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Subtle temptations need swift resist
ance. The silent worker is sure to be heard1
Great treasures do not need large
An addition Is not necessarily an in
crease. Mud dogs should not lie taken by
The hatred of the bad Is the halo of
Most things tire easier to learn than
Tlie power or the heart Is the heart
of all power.
Tlie best men tire not always In tho
Preparation may be more than hair
When the heart Is uplifted In pride
It Is seldom broadened In charity.
He gains no knowledge who is will
ing to acknowledge what he does not
You may lien Hie plague-city, but
you cannot run from your own heart
when it Is Infected. Ham's Horn.
Queer Slimllpux Tout,
A correspondent sends us a curious
nud interesting account of a test for
smallpox which was tried lu Ports
mouth during tin outbreak which tool:
place there many years ago. In a
certain place In the town there waa
a dcatli lu almost every house, while
lu an adjoining street there were no
cases at all. Tlie theory was pro
pounded that the air of thu former
street was Infected, and the authori
ties resorted lo this test: They erected
a tall pole at Hie end of each street,
ami at the lop of each pole was
fastened u piece of fresh meat. At tho
end of two hours the meat lu the In
fected street was rotten, while iu the
other street it remained sweet and
good for twenty-four hours. It would
lie interesting to learn If there are
other cases of the successful appllca
cation of this test. Loudon Globe.
lloth Count in llottte.
The father was testing his little
boy's kuowlcdgu of the story of Noah,
which he had carefully rehearsed.
The boy had been thinking hard, says
thu New York Times, and bis answer
to the tlrst question showed that he
had at least tho virtue of originality.
"Now," said papa, "can you tell me
.how Noah knew that the waters had
The boy hesitated a minute, as If
seeking for thu proper words to ex
press himself; then ho said:
"Noah knew the waters had gone
down because the dovu camu back
bringing ldin u pickle."
Olives nnd plckka were synonymous
terms lu the small boy's mind for
things which come in bottles, and
which he dhl not like.
The woman who never lets her hus
band out of her sight shouldn't com
plain If ho Is f'osev .. ..... .. ..
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