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QUESTION OF THE CRAB.
Mshop Cnndlor of Georgia Ih known
ns ono of the bust story tellers In tlio
South. At n recent dinner given in
his honor he told this otic on him
"I shall never forget my embarrass
mont when first introduced to n hard
shell crab. I came down from the
mountains of Georgia to visit some
young friends In Richmond. It was
oral) M-ason and I was invited to u
"I had never scon a boiled crab
heived before and had not the slight
est Idea how to go nt it. Finally I
was forced to confess my ignornnco
on the subject and said:
"'If this delicacy before me was a
ropher or a 'possum I would Know
what to do with it, so if some one will
be kind enough to tell me where to
bite in I will tackle it.'"
YOUNGSTER WAS HONEST.
At a children's party nt Rucking
ham palace the other day a little inci
dent occurred which furnished Queen
Alexandra, who Is very fond of chil
dren, with considerable amusement.
One of the small people present, a
three-year-old con of Iady Lurgnn's,
has n passion for soldiers and was
showing Ills appreciation of the scar
let coated military
bandsmen w h o
were playing In
)M ifiX ,no gnrden by pick-
lF tmSi lnK dalles mid
'IH Tt'l&lJ presenting them.
I'rosL'iitl y the
queen chanced to
pass hy and gra
ciously asked the
small boy to give
her n daisy. Tho
youngster looked her majesty over
and compared her quiet gown with tho
gay uniforms he admired, then firmly
replied: "No. Grass for you," and
handed the queen a tiny handful of
grass. The queen went off laughing
at the little lxy who was honest
enough to show that ho preferred
bandsmen in red coats to royalty.
New York Times.
WANTED "BLACK" SCRATCHED.
All Troy is proud of its eloquent
speaker, ox-Gov. Frank S. Dluck, but
his Democratic friends in thnt city are
puffing a story around of his encoun-
Thorn Tree as Lawn Ornaments.
More than thirty years ago an emi
nent botanist called attention to the
beauty of our native thorn trees and
their suitobllity for hedges and for
Their hardiness, graceful shapes,
thick foliage, and brilliant fruit clus
ters all recommend them, while their
ability to flourish under a severe
pruning Is nn added virtue in the eyes
cl thoso who desire formal shapes.
Yet up to the present time, our thorn
trees remain the ornaments, not of
private grounds, but of waysides and
pastures; whilo tho only primers to
exerclso tholr skill upon them are tho
cattle, which eagerly browso upon tho
young shoots. Many a pasture con
tains shrubs ntted to grace a public
park and worthy of considerable pll
grlmngo on tho part of lovers of tho
beautiful. Country Life In America.
Promise of Big Chestnut Crop.
"Next fall will sco tho biggest
chestnut crop ever made," said II. J. j
Aicuuiun, wno travels ovur uiu u
try inspecting tho chestnut trees. Ho
is n hat drummer, but chestnuts nre
his favorito of all the nuts which
grow in the forest.
"My homo Is In New York state, and
I have travoled over it in a buggy
during tho pnst three weeks. Tho
chestnut trees aro loaded with burrs,
and I never saw such n lino chanco
for n magnificent yield of nuts. I
am foolishly fond of chestnuts, and
havo been over since my boyhood.
Every year I buy a largo quantity, and
toward tho end of tho winter it Is a
raeo between mo and the worms to
sec which will got tho last ono of tho
lot." Louisville Courier-Journal.
tor with a fond father on his return.
Irom the Republican convention. Not
far from the Troy Union station is n
bootblack stand, where Wllllnm Mace
causes shines and
the patronage of
t h e ex-governor.
Mr. Hlnek was
swinging down tho
street with his legs
working like long
William, tho boot
black, with an em
barrassed grin, ac
yotiso out 'n Chicago, the very day
youse tawkln' to nominate the next
1 resident, mall wiro give mo n fine
brhliy boy. I named him William Mc
Klnley Roosevelt liluck Mace."
Just the shadow of a smile lurked
on the ex-governor's face as ho dove
his long, slender hnnd Into his pocket
and drew out a comfortable roll of n
ol!ow-groonlsh hue. Selecting a crisp
five-dollar note, he handed It to the
grinning darky, and. leaning over, In
his brtisk, Imperative way, said: "Wil
liam, scratch the 'Ulack.' "New York
GAVE PASTOR HINT.
The Rev. Dr. W. S. Rnlnsford of
St'. George's Is fond of telling of the
lessons he learns from the little mem
bers of his flock.
'I was not always so keen for open
churches." he confessed recently, "but
a lour-year-old girl
settled my mind
on thnt point. I
was walking with
her, listening to
her childish prat
tle, when we pass-
fill r, rlf.ll.lt. nltinii.l
i ft III I A nn(l ,0CC(1 church.
I. itefU At) '"' s'pose God
has a key to let
Himself in,' she
thoughtfully nt tho
barred door, 'but
the people have to
go to the sexton.'
"I didn't have a church then," con
tinued the doctor, "lint I made up my
mind that when 1 did hnvo one the
people would not have to hunt up the
sexton to get In." Now York Times,
In wardrooms and navy clubs this
unpublished story Is related of Ad
miral Kvans. When ho wns given
command of the battle ship Indiana
he dlFcovcred the- vessel's stream
anchor a 1,500 pound piece of metnl
lashed against the after superstruc
ture and In the "wnke" of the after
Ill-Inch guns when fired nt extreme
"Curious T'lneu to have that an
chor!" wbb Evans' comment to tho
oflleor who wns ncrompanying him on
his round of Inspection.
"Orders from the Chief of Hut can of
Equipment," wns tho reply.
Captain, now Rear Admiral, Chad
wick was then Chief of the Ilurcau.
Evans had occasion to go to Wash
ington the following day and there
met Chndwlclt. "See here, Chad
wlcl;," he said, "that Is a remarkable
place you have picked out for stowing
tho Indiana's stream anchor."
"Proper place!" said Chudwlck.
A few days later the Indiana went
out to test all of her guns nt all angles
and elevutlons. It camo tho turn of
tho after 13-lnch guns, and the group
of ofllccrs composing the board of In
spection were on the bridge and with
glnsses trained on the target, some
three thousand yards away. The big
WERE TWINS, OF COURSE.
Little Girl Could See Nothing Else in
Snllle is four years old and an ob
r.ervunt young person. Tho other day
she was In tho street our with her
mother. Presently two Sisters of
Mercy boarded tho same car.
Salllo watched them closely for a
vhilo without speaking. Then she
turned to her mother.
"Mother," sho gasped, "look at the
funny hats those ladles havo on. What
for do they wear them, mother?"
"Hush," said her mother, "those are
Sitters, and they'll hear you."
Again Sallle lupscil Into nn atten
tive silence. Hut It was soon broken.
"Rut. mother, only ono of thoso
twins has got a string of pretty breads
around her waist."
"They'ro not twins, dearie, what
makes you think of that?" asked her
Sallie's eyes grow round with as
tonishment. "Why, didn't you say they
was listers?" sho asked Incredulous
ly, "and don't Bisters always dress
exactly nllke, ev'y bit, when they Js
twins? In course they Js twins,
mother, In course."
Popularity of English Billiards.
John Roberts, a noted I-ondon bill
iard player, now in this country, hav
ing nearly circled tho globe, says thnt
In India and China particularly tho
English gamo Is played. In Java ho
found tho Amorlcnn, or French, gamo
mostly In vogue. English tables nro
different from tho Amorlcnn and tho
game differs from; that played hero,
being, ho nays, moro scientific than
utlm U VI
Iff 1 I kV
Sfl wto 3mmt
ship quivered ns ono of the great guns
vent off, nnd through tho aero of'
Mnoke something went hurtling to I
i-plash heavily In the water five bun-1
i rod feet or so nwny.
"Thnt shell must have 'tumbled,'"
mid ono of the Inspection boatd, "but
wash my turret If I ever saw "
Just then a geyser leaped In air a
few yards from the target mid down
'he wind came the distant boom of the
Tho group looked binnkly nt the
spot where tho supposed shell had
splashed Into tho water and then at
"Chndwlck's nnchor," he said quiet
ly. Which not only lllu.ntes senten
tious speech, but the itowor of U-turn
rifles to "kick" anchors a long dis
tance when these are lashed wliuro
they can bo affected by the blast.
ONE THING HE COULD DO.
Cnpt. Wnlter II. Chatlleld of tho
Fifth Infantry, recently home from
the Philippines, tells this as a story
of service current out In that country.
A bnttnllon out on n "hiking" expedi
tion had halted for the Sabbath, Tho
men were all worn out and nnxlous
for rest. Hut the chnplaln wns most
Intent on having services, it being
the night before
Easter. The chap
lain hadn't n can
dle to rend service
by, and nn oblig
ing private hunted
one up for him.
Then the prlvnto
started for his tent
but the chaplain
halted htm, asking
If he wouldn't turn
In and help with
the singing. Music
wns not this private's strong point,
but ho had a lot of respect for tho
chaplain, so ho halted, took station
close to tho minister's elbow, and,
converting himself Into a candlestick,
"Seo here, chaplain, I can't sing,
hut I can hold the candle. Go ahead
with the services I can help that
much." New York Times.
PROTEST AGAINST WASTE.
Jay Hnmbrldge, tho artist, spent n
few weeks last summer at Kinder
hook, N. Y a sleepy llttlo Dutch vil
lage midway between Hudson and
shinny. The place Is filled with quaint
old characters who. nre much opposed
to modern innovations and who llko
to remain undisturbed by tho march
Tho village had a hose company,
made up of both
young nnd old In
habitants. At ono
of tho meetings
of tho company
was an Interested
tells tho follow
ing: "When th
nbout over ono of
the younger mem
bers announced Hint a hum of money
wnB still left In the treasury and sug-gc-sted
thnt they use It to buy a chan
cellor. 'Hut nt this juncture one of the old
inhabitants slowly arose nnd cleared
' 'I'll oto dead agin nny such n fool
pint, to squander money,' ho an
nounced firmly. 'For what's tho use
of buying ono of them dern things
when It's likely there Isn't any ono in
tho hull company thnt knows how tc
play It?'" Now York Times.
Didn't Fear Sharkn.
Dr. Davo Hennen, owner of tho
well-known racing sloop Flosbhllde,
pays that ono afternoon, whilo lying
about three-quarters of a milo off
New Rochcllo harbor, near tho Re
liance's old mooring place, he noticed
several good-sized sharks swimming
lazily nbout tho boat.
Half nn hour afterward threo
brawny follows, tanned by tho sun
until they hud tho nppeuranco of
Africans, swam out toward the sloop.
Wnen they got within hearing dls
tanco tho doctor shouted to them to
look out for tho sharks that had been
.round thero Just a short tlmo before.
This warning didn't seem to disturb
the swimmers in tho least, for ono of
them half raised himself out of tho
wnter, and in tho most impudent way
"Sny, young feller, If any of them
pharks come near us, we'll bite 'em."
To Avoid Sunstroke.
A wiso person writes thnt n fow
hints as to how to avoid sunstroke
mny not bo amiss at this season oven
though vo may havo passed tho trop
Ono's object must bo to protect the
central nervous system from tho solar
rays. Now, a hat protects tho brain,
hut many a fatal case of sunstroke has
resulted from tho fact that tho splnnl
cord Is almost as vulnerable. Tho
back of tho neck should bo protected.
In India a doublo layer of cloth is
often Inserted along tho mlddlo lino
(,f tho jdekot behind. Young women
whe button their shirtwaists at tho
Uck, tako notlco! A doublo row of
the buttons may prevent sunstroke.
FINE OLD TINDER COX.
Interesting Curio Thnt Recalls the
"Good Old Days.
In these days of electric lighting
tli.der boxes stand In the same rela
tion to Illumination as a flintlock does
t the modern firearm. They, how
ever serve us Interesting curios, nnd
many at present tu Englnnd are or
nate to a degree, and show no llttlo
artistic and decorative skill. This
o'ie belongs to a Mr. Oswald llarron.
He piocured It In Flanders. It Is of
oak and hnndsoinely carved on all Its
faces On the sliding lid Is wrought
a tullpllke flower, rising from mi or
namental pot. The box is seven and
a half Inches long and has only one
division, which Is longitudinal.
DOG KEPT LONG WATCH.
On Guard Twenty-Four Hours With
out Focd or Water.
When Miss llounle V. Lynn return
ed from her rural mall delivery route
on Tuesday she was much surprised
at the iion-nppcnrniice of her faithful
old dog Tracey, which always accom
panies her on her rounds.
Diligent search and Inquiry devel
oped nothing ns to the whereabouts
of the faithful companion. Tho mem
bers of the Lynn household were
grieved by the absence of tho favorito
canine, which was regarded almost ns
ono of the family. They wore confi
dent that nothing short of death or
Imprisonment could prevent Tracey
from returning to them.
Next day. when Miss Lyr.n wns
again covering her route, she wns sur
prised, upon stopping to deposit some
letters in a box, to find the lost dog
lying near the place, faithfully guard
ing an empty envelope that she had
dropped on the ground tho dny be
fore. For twenty-four hours Tracey had
kept vigil over this envelope, evident
ly realizing the responsibility that
rested upon his mistress nnd believ
ing the preservation of tho envelope
was of vital Iinpoitance.
During this long watch tho dumb
animal had neither food nor water,
and not until tho envelope was picked
up would It desert Its post. Los An
Dog No Match for Woodchuck.
It Is unusual to see a woodchuck
drive n dog; It is usually reversed,
and tho chuck takes to his hole, to he
Uug out by the dog.
A Phillips canine followed his mis
tress, who wns on n drive through tho
bade towns of Phillips the other day,
and after driving off all the hens
from the iannii along the rond ho
camo upon u woodchuck nenr the road.
He harked with Joy at tho sight of
that st range animal, nnd with one
leap ho tended in fiont of tho wood
chuck. Then he stopped there wns some
thing In the woodchuck's eyo thnt In
dicated that thero might bo serious
trouble. The dog discovered it nnd
backed away to safety, and, strango to
state, tho woodchuck followed him;
followed him until tho poetry was nil
out of the experience and the fun
was all gone. Finally tho dog ac
knowledged his defeat by dropping
his tall uud starting lor Phillips at a
very font pace. Daugor News.
Bend flvo matches until they aro
almost broken nnd plnco them as
shown. Then drop n little water on
tho broken ends and seo tho extrem
ities stretch till thoy form a star.
Volcano Still There.
Workmen wero driving nn artoslnn
well near Pisa, In Italy, recently,
when a huge column of gns rose up
from tho boring mndo In tho ground,
followed by nn eruption of warm wa
ter, sand nnd mud. Frightened at this
ur expected turn of ovonts, tho men
ran away. Engineers camo up ami
were investigating tho phenomenon,
when a workman approached with n
lighted match. This ignited tho es
caping gns uud n column of flro roso
vt ry high, which lit up tho neighbor
hood throughout tho wholo night. Ef
forts were mado without success to
extinguish the flro, which continued
for days, accompanied by eruptions
of snnd and subterranean noises. In
ancient times n volcano, known as tho
San Glullnno, existed on n neighbor
ing hill, but has long been Inuctlve,
Opossum Traveled in Bananas.
While n consignment of bnnnnas
from Jnmulca wns being unloaded nt
Hrndford, Pa., the other day, an opos
sum jumped out. Ho was captured and
H being cared for by tho owners of
ugntning wokc Him up.
Georgo Nugent of Roverly Farms
had his slumber dlstuibed recently
by being suddenly precipitated (o tho
floor, the slats of his bod having heap
ripped out by lightning.
FALSE TEETH OF G. W.
May Be Seen In a Baltimore Museurr.
Were Carved Out of Ivory.
It Is n matter of history that Georgo
Washington was the proud possessoi
ot tho first set of false teeth mado in
this country, but It Is not generally
known that these Identical teeth,
which wero carved from n solid piece
ol lory, nre now exhibited nt a llnl
tlinore dental college.
In the "Encyclopnedln llrltannlcn"
la found tho following reference:
"H hns always been a subject of
curious speculation to some minds
how much of tho cnlm nnd benign
expression of the fuco wns duo to tho
shape of Washington's fnhio teeth."
To the above tho American editor
of the encyclopaedia adds tu a foot
nolo: "This 'curious speculation must bo
Hint of n curious sort of mind. Theso
Ivorj carved teeth, however, mndo by
John Gteeuwood, the first American
dentist, nro now In the museum of
tho oldest of nil dental colleges,
which Is In llaltlniore, Md."
Tho teeth nro In the museum of the
Pnltlniore College of Dental Surgery.
They nre mounted on a sliver rod and
protected by a glass case, which Is
enclosed In another glnss case of
larger proportions. They never fall
to arouse great curiosity among thu
visitors nt tho college.
The Goddess of Drink.
Supposed to depict a reporter ot
tho New York Telegraph on nn as
signment which docs not seem to dis
Adventures of Thousand-Franc Note.
A lady passing down the Ruu Rich
elieu bad thu misfortune to losu n
pockctlxiok containing, among other
valuables, a l,uuO-frunu note. The
pocketbook was picked up by u chair
mender named Remind, who lives at
Montrenux; and ho placed It very
carefully In his pocket and proceeded
home. It is not often that a chair
mender has occasion to change a noto
for thut amount, and Renaud, recog
nizing the impossibility of turning it
Into gold without detection, agreed
with a friuud to do the business for
tho consideration of 100 francs.
This friend, Luclen. Mnthern, also a
chair mender, was in his turn filled
with apprehension. Tho dlfllculty was
solved by tho aid of a horticulturist,
named Slmmonuet, who kindly con
sented to buy himself a horse for 3U0
francs nnd return tho change. Renaud
thus became richer by 000 francs. All
might hnve gone well If, two dnys
later, it had not been discovered thnt
the horse had been stolen from a deal
er at Meaux. This led to the arrest
of tho trio, and Inter In the day thu
police put their hands on the horsf
thieves. Paris Messenger.
Took a Fatal Nap.
At Newport News, Va., Georgo Lnw
rence, CO yenrs old, of llaltlniore took
n fatal nap under nn old work bench
in tho unused power houso of thu
Consumers' Light, Hent and Power
Lawreuco Is said to havo been un
der thu influence of liquor nnd stroll
ed Into thu placo and lay down to
sleep. About 7 o'clock W. S. Powoll
nnd a companion entered tho placo
nud did some pistol prnctlco with tho
target pluced above tho bench. After
the second shot tho practlco was
brought to a sudden clojo by groans
coming from under tho bench. Tho
young men found Iiwrenco wrlthltf
in pain from a wound In thu abdomen.
The mnn was tulten to tho hospital,
where ho died. ,
The "diamond hitch" is nt onco tho
prldo of tho woolly west, nnd tho de
spair ot tho tenderfoot. No cargo
strapped onto n mule's bunk with It
car. possibly Blip, no matter how
rough tho road. Tho invention of a
Spanish muleteer tho hitch was first
aired In America by tho Spaniards
wht conquered Moxlco nnd looted the
tronsuro houses of tho Montozutnas.
Sunnestlve Marriage Headline,
Spider-Webb was tho headline ever
n notlco of a marriage that occurred
lr tin vicinity of Rums recently.
Sweetheart's Llttlo Trick to Teat Her
"Women's ways nre Inscrutable, nnd
they do n grcnt ninny things thnt
seom to bo utterly without point -to
men, but It hns been my exporlonco
tl.nt tlmo Bhown they lincl n pretty
root' icason for tho queer trlcku tfcor
played us," snld E. A. Cobiis or Mon
"For Instnnce." ho continued, "my
wlfo 1ms nn nngellc disposition. Sho
has always had thnt disposition, ami
tt wns ono of the many things that
nltrnrtnil nin to her. After WO DC
enmo engaged, howovcr, on several
occntlonB sho did things whicn flcoracu
to mo to bo utterly Inexcusable. I've
got something of n temper, nnd I
would get pretty, hot, hut every tlmo
tho llttlo trouhlo pnsscd off hIio hat
ing gained her point, howovor. mis ,
iiort of thing happened several times,
tut wo wero Anally married.
"After tho ceremony uho never
gnvo nny symptoms of Inconsistency,
but wnn always ns sweet and nmlabifl
as she could be. Ono day I nsked hci
why sho had dono these things nir
Iiie our enunuement nnd tf sho had
dono them merely to make mo angry.
" 'Certainly I did, my dear,' wno ner
surprising roply. 'I am a prudent
womnn and merely wanted to makl
sure I could mnnngo you when yoi
A Tale of the Erie Canal. i
At Ainntnrilnm, for Fonda bound.
We Imulcil the ropo nwny, i
An' loft the- dock at 10 o'clock
Tho llfircntli dny of Mny.
Our boat tt whb llio Mary Jane,
Ta rrcw was Jim an' mo;
I luiln't peon Jim nor bout iiRiiln
Tlioy both aro bouc, you bcc.
Wo took n rW. ttio Rale wni brink,
HIIko two foot In tho hold;
Hut wlinl's tlm tmo to kick, ubuso
A stanch friend of thu old?
Sny Jim to mo, nnyn I to Jim:
"ll'ii touch nn' ko, you KOt."
lie pny tu mc. I say to htm:
"Thu weather's Buminnt wet."
Wo'rn lonilcil down from keel to crowr
A ilrnft of nro brick;
Wo tmuloil nwny, nftecnth of Mny,
'I'o ilo llu) job up (illicit.
Hut two nille out of tlm borne port
Tho off nuilo took tho licnvos:
ire quit tlm Job, n plnyed out sport
llo sleeps, tho wilier Brieves.
Wo dniK along with lilt nn' song
Serenely ns you plenHe; '
Vo lilt u rock with hofty ehock,
An' nettled them lit ensp.
Twns yours nn' yonrs nn years ngo.
I' lllll, llllinil-, ll.t.l. ..... Lri,ii....
Tlio Mnry Jnno hiirkoiI oft un' slow
in inuii ncr uuiiuiu luuuu.
aim ntole tho lnnlp, tho got dnrn fool,
jn kkiiii-ii oui. i Hi"'.
I swum iiHhoro In tempest ronr,
ProHHod In tho Rnrb of night.
I i-oulil toll moro, but Imln't tho lienrt-
On n clo'en lino I got
Some triiiiKi-r Iobh to hltlo tho P0R8"
Thnt drug mo from tlio spot. .
Horace Hcymuur Keller"
Lots of Ailments In the Family.
A young lady who has buon visit
ing at thu old homo In tho country ox
changed salutations with an ancient
neighbor as she drovo by his house.
"Good morning, Miss Suole," he
snld, "I hopo your folks aro all well,
"Yob, thank you, Mr. McKlnnlvan
nnd I hopo you nro all wcll4 too-'"' .
"No, MIbh Susie, ma'm, things arff
mighty bnd with ub."
"Why, what's tho trouble, Mr. Mc
"Laws, bless yo' llfo, Mfs3 StiBle7
ma'm, all our shoop- n,ro dying with
aorno now-fnnglcd disturbance, ma'iu.
Yandcrs threo of 'em dead, down bc
ynnt tho rond nn' fcrnlnst tho crick,
an' that's fo' mo' up ynnilor on thf
'illlslde, speechless, ma'm."
Buildings of Ancient Greece.
At tho recent unveiling of a mural
tablet to tho memory of tho late Mr.
K. C. Penrose, V. R. 3., In the crypt ot
St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Sir L.
Alma-Tadcmn remarked that Mr." Pen
rose's nccurato measurements revealed
how far tho Greeks had gono beyond
tho uso of tho straight lino Into com
prehension of tho hidden curve. He
showed, for instance, that tho lines
of the base of tho Parthenon wero
curved In order to appear straight,
and thnt columns on the same piano
were mado different In slzo in order
to create a moro perfect and harmoni
ous impression of unlfnrmitv. It
Mr. Ponroso who directed tho strength
ening of tho Parthenon after tho earth.
quako of 1894.
Loo Pirates at Work.
Officers in Minnesota and Wisconsin
nro trying to capture a gang of log:
thieves who aro very successfully op
erating on tho uppor Mississippi, tak
ing tho very best logs from rafta, ovcd -when
guarded by electric searchlights
and armed men. A gang was detected
taking loga from a valuable rart tied
up across tho river from La Crosse.
So expert nro tho thluvcs that they
succeeded in getting n good string ot
logs. Tho gang has a flno launch,
with which tho logs nre taken up Into
some llttlo bay by day. Tho gang now
busy near La Crosso Is only ono of
several crowds of log pirates who
havo successfully operated the Missis
sippi for years. Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Value of a Candid Friend.
"Thero Is nothing llko a candid
friond," said an old army officer tho
other day. "When I was young, I
found such a ono In Major. Blank. Tho
bottom dropped out of things for mo
ono time, and I vowed In my despera
tion to commit suicide. Tho major
nsked mo what was up.
"I am going to blow my brains
out,' I said.
'Can you hit tho ace of spadca at
ton ynrdB7' asked tho major.
"No, I said.
" 'Detter practlco, my boy,' Eaid tho
mr.jor. 'Hotter practice, if yoit'ro set
on hitting tho brain. Why didn't yo
decido to flro nt a vltnl spot."
Mosquitoes Carry Fatal Germc
Mosquitoes, ns carriers of tho gorm'9
af malaria, 'cniiso ID.000 deaths every
year In J'alv
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