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-J.g FAITHFUL FRIEND
. me Hobby's dead
. .f trim Inve
''""I, to cherish,
' . .. i- .hnt such '''.
. :,r. .hi haiueruii?
II mii v 111) soul looked 0,,t
. 1-e 'eves I'"" ,','r l'l'ull'J n"ki""
h unci blood's mere mask-
. i, ",.bl.v. tried and true!
r' ' ' ,;. ,,,l .in.l stanch defender!
I'"'""" . r.-r to li were
II"" T.,r. ,,k inn- nnil tender.
jjjn; . arcv ,vi. moved
"'. nail Vi't
r:1, in .1 . - . ,
lip ' 'J
One don't know
(If illl ll'l' Tool'''! tilings AH
; , ejaculated Mr. Ilolllu, the
. ....i ti,.inio ihnl'H ivnt It
-II' a vvici.eo
... it, ilin." chimed l Mm- Asprey,
.., In. ve l.lleved It of I lie
-,uur. NfvT. ti ills nilnnlt. know' J
,0,1PiiiiUliiuK inn ui mis
-Ah. Mr- I"'""''"-
'. told mi' 1 wouldn't have
,. ii ... .-i-i'i'l. Hut to let w I" for
i...nir like tiii". without a word of
,r,,in' ami I'l'" n k'-kl" "I' ''a v,'lK
. .... ..! Wi ll. It's a dirtier trick
. i ., i.v to express. Mrs. As
y Ami I"'1 ;i Kl'rv,'J hl,u fl,l,llfl11'
f. r iw.-i.ty years!"
-I that when y re writing to
... p. in., vmrti nut it to lilm
iui, nr. ""."
Vnu ir..ij "llsl "'"
IniaiUriaU'lld. (Hi. yes: lie 11 tldgct
f ' . .1 I.. ...a. l,.tt..M t..
i Ii.' rlrtT WlU'll e rr.iuit in; ii.-ii.-i
,m,iv If till" postliortlce WOllltlll t lit
U. liefore ii messenger eould get
Lnr Til wild him n wire. Hut mm it is
un chance or Ills gelling wick
Mill tcrmorruw night."
If he cmncs at nil. Mr Hoflln."
-05. 1 lliiuk hell tome, mem. Hell
the proper feeling to come when he
iiny letter. Mis. Asprey."
IWt ynii eoiim upon liin proper feel
:, Mr. Hollln? If he'd Imvu hud inueh
jier feeling he'd never Illl Ve nerved
thin nasty trlek. Horrowing tlfteen
l.lrvtl fnmi n Jew. 1 never: Aim
ji always preletliled to he rollln ill
f ncy. Well: lie uoii i owe us omen
futs. that'll one comfort."
Ni, iiiciii! Ilf've always paid our
go to the day. That we iinmt al-
rJimt hl nrtfulness, Mr. Hoflln. A
tVV way of keeping tip his eredlt
le he was niunlnc Into debt. 1 fan
tliwuKti it now.
f Ami only last week, mem If you'll
i jii vt; me I l)nmi;lit him in a wine
1 1 for wrrnty-udd pounds, and he set
l!l It as easy nnd casual as a lord."
$A!i, .Mr. II'ilKn: r.ia.eiiiii' It out to
if anyone," said the. butler, oraeu-
ls4y, "had tnld me tin hour oko that the
gi'iior u-osn't as safe as tlie Hank of
K&'latiil I'd linve said to that man,
Vfi're a liar nnd you knows It.' And
t to have the ballllTs In!"
is Mr. Ilolllu spoke a footman popped
1 head Into the housekeeper's room,
f re the above dialogue was taking
l-tpanrn, Mr. Until n. sir; but out
' 'em gents Is arsking for yer."
I hank ymi. William; you may tell
fcliT that I'll ntteiitl to him at my
"re," said Mr. Itiillln, with extreme
ry Rood. Mr. Hoflln, sir."
f i William deported with the tues-
tlilnk of your being hortlered
Jit and 'ectored over by those low
' ejrlalined the housekeeper,
"Kin' your pardon, Mrs. Asprey,
I ui not lH'Ing hordered almut, nor
woN over, mem." (Mr. Hotlln
UP his slioit oliese person to Its
"'Wit.) "And I uent 'em that mes-
on purpose to let 'eni see it. Hut
Suing to see what their next move
woos' they hortlers me for I
f tH'tter than to take borders from
fi'rmln-imt heeos' I'm the guv'-
representative; nnd. shabby as he
'aved to in,, nfter twenty years'
1 still considers myself the
p. ao to speak, of his hinterests
is prniiert v."
I"l II1I8 Slleceh Hull vnroil In Ma
Impressive manner. Mr. Hotlln
1 "ie housekeeper and went to
10 "lieriff'a otileera In llio lnrirn
'O 11 .... .... ...
"no IWil or them Tim inn n
""'"lilt, lHIV-!eiIi,l linu.,nl.,,,n.
' 'i'dily tlrtsse,l nnd of vul-
l'"'t; the other, n flip umnrter
Pleasjuit-liioldlH a 11,1 i,.o .,r...
f'i "I'liviilunl, wlio mlcrlit eiisilv
!'asse,l fr a well-to-do clerk or
T',r- l'nilll the flrisl lm l.o.l Inlr.m
. " V- I 1 1 VI til Bt. Ii
'"-ludetsl, the Iiow-IiisitpiI ninn
prcely opened his mouth and
'otntly the boss nud spokesman
1 7 to trouble you." he said to Mr.
quite civilly, hllt i,Pfor(, i 0.
Ir niy man here in possession. I
a,p to take an inventory of your
t f.f : u--tifuir'
I ?- I0U Vnim ...
, er"ect8, ami I thought that you
' ijo rotimi with me while I
al"ly. I Shall Wish tn toon niv
a .To. young ninn " n.toetn.l tho
wi'li distant frigidity.
"f course. OultP so." rnnim-lr.
,0,"'r' -arebiy, a, he rro(iwli
'rum Uls pocket. ".Now
. may as well begin liere-eh?
'writing -Kront hall-Turkey
r';ll table, four oak chairs
""I'al pnttorii fi,,..r ,o.,ir
l'llffe.1 .l ' "''-
. "easarns, onK stantl for
' . until he had Jotted down
n:,l furniture In his notebook.
"nere next? LMiiing-room-'7
lf""l. I'mph! TVkey onr-
' "il'pendale chairs-red mo.
ry kind of you to commend lt-mnst
rondeseeiidiiig. n I mny ;;,.- .
marked Mr. Ilolllu. the butler, with nar-
"Kh? WhutV" la.mheil the no,,,.-,.
tor. giHid telnpereilly. "Cimu; my r
sir. (inn t i.nik mi Kluin. Yii mav
well put a cheerful face 0 u. n ,..,-,
be helped, you know."
" hen 1 want your ndvie,. in reL'mi
to my peiKnii.il appi annn e 1 kIuiII i.r
ably nn,k ymi fur u. v,,,,,,,, ...
tortitl Mr. Hiiillii in a wln.riii.. t,,,',,..
All right. All right. U-h in, us.. L...i.
ting shirty, my e fellow "
And n-iuisilug y.m will nut a-Min
apply that vulgar nnd bcantlv tenn i.i
me, young man." gasped Mr. Hui'.in.
"No offense - no ofl elMe," k:iI, t If
other. Indifferently, as he -iitlnii.-.i u
IimiU iiliiiut him ami w-rlbbl,. In hi n.
bis.k. -Let me see. That's all h
vMiere now .' nrawing i-.miiu. Ah! yes.
Axilllster carpet, etc."
And In an liisiaut he was busy J,,;,
ting down the contents nf this apin
niclit, also, Mr. I'.iilllu I.Mikiii- n ttr;,
a cnihhiiig anil a stony simv, and the
Isiwdegged Individual whlsilin- ,,r
ratlier hlsfilng-fragments of p..ptii.ir
tunes through his net teelh.
They next went to the library. Ilcp
was a very line enlleeiliin uf well -biuiud
books- iiumherlng si. me J.i.ui or ;;.ihi.i
Volumes. The mail with the notebiink
moved slowly round - inspei-ting the
"lla!" he said, as he s. ril.l.led away
rapidly, "I see your guv'nor's a bibli
ophile, lie has some splendid old l"k
here. 1 know collectors who vintild
give their weight in gold for one or two
"I'll tell my master what you say." ob
served Mr. Ilolllu, haughtily. "1 inn
sure he will 1m- giatilied by your ic.diii
lueinlalioiis, young man."
"Ah, well. In spile of your sarcasms,"
said the other, not In the least put out
or aimsiieii, "i iin happen to know a
good deal nl.i. ut articles of virtu, and
there are many gooil Judges who set
store by my opinion, I can tell you."
"Hoi Indeed, young maiiV" was Mr.
I'... Ilin's (iinimcnt.
"And now," said he of the notebook,
us soon as the inventory of the library
a rather lengthy proceeding-was com
plete. "We Hail better lllilsli nlT trie
rest of the ground Moor before going up
stairs. Will you show the way';"
"Very well, young man. Hut I do this
same under protest, und that's the can
The Inventory of the kitchen, pantries
nud other servants' otllces wus soon
completed. That of the cellar was a
longer process. Some of the wines were
of tine brand and of great age and
value, and the annotator was careful to
Jot these down accurately. They then
went upstairs, and worked off the bed
roomsfollowed by the inquisitive eyes
of Hannah, the head housemaid, to
whom the character of I lie visitors had
not been communicated and who was
very curious to learn what was In the
wind. Nor should this have been dif
ficult, for although the annotator him
self was of no distinctive cut. the nlr,
appearance and miinner of his under
ling simply gave him away. A more
typical bailiff never trod In shoe leather.
When the Inventory was at length Mu
lshed it was nearly 11 o'clock. The
young man shut up his notebook with
n snap and thrust it Into Ills breast
pocket. He then said to Mr. Holllii,
civilly and Indeed throughout lie had
evidently tried to discharge his iinpleas
ant duty with as little offense as possi
I must be off uow. Of course. I shall
have to leave my man here In posses
sion Very sorry. Hut it Is what I am
forced to do. Just a word In private,
drawing Mr. Hotlln aside. "Make him
comfortable and treat lilm decently and
you'll tind him a most civil und obliging
"If he Is nnythlnk else lie won't find
it go down with me, replied .Mr. Hollin,
"No, perhaps not. Hut It's always
wise policy to be on good terms with a
man In, 1 can assure you. Our friend
Is used to genteel company. That is
why I have brought him here, tiood
tiood night, young ninn. said Mr.
Hotlin, ratlier mollllied by his conclud
Now, then, my good feller, he re
marked, turning to the bow-legged
bailiff, after duly shutting and lucking
the outside door. "I should say as the
. . ...ii ...l.l. il... l,.,M.I.p.sel-V:inlS.
servants an, mm "i -
Is about your lit -eh 7"
'Anywhere for me, guv'nor. I'm no
warn pertrkler," answered the man.
with a befitting humility, which silll
further mollllied the butler.
They'll be having their supper now,"
continued Mr. Hollln. "Voti had letter
join them at once."
Thauk 'ee, guv'uor. I could do a bit
of vlttles," answered the buililf. "This
Inventory business makes a bloke peck
ish." 'I can't sav that It has had tint effect
on me," was Mr. Uollln's answer. "I
feel as If I should never enjoy my food
"Ah, you ain't used to
thing, guv'uor. and so It
said the bailiff, with a
...... l ,.f Ills head.
DiKini- v. - -- - . ., ,,
, l n ill noi useu u il
..... -i. . .1:..
answered Mr. Hotlin. "A"i
grace of It has nearly semen m-.
Well now-th.it Is a funny way to look
. .. i un in nt a
nt it. ixirii iov e e. .
heart's only last weeK ana - - -
back In the summer. They did . .Ink
It no disgrace. And why should tl.y.
'Which, in that case, heaven preserve
- i .i..i. i.Hl' it fiislih .na
me ItOIII "l i " ,
,.i.. tnlned Mr. Horti... fervently
Hut 'ere Is the servants' -all. uiy man-
,.i ni ii.x.r a ml usher-
JIT. HOHlll l'CUVU ... -
0.1 the bailiff 111.
'Here's a guest." he plained.
Is going to Join you. unexpected.
L".? ' " i i i..vo lt to yon "" "i:lt
""I'l" ' " ' " ..... i.i. f,vl nr.'!.-
Oils i ' ,v
so deferentially to Mrs. rTolly. the coo.
nnd to Miss Hannah, the head house,
maid, and so affable to the Mlss-
Sarah, .lai.e, Mia and Martha, siilsir
d liale iliiiiiesiles, and so n-spectfiil tj
Mr. W illi: in. the f.H.tnian, and so pa
ternal to Waller, i!i bullous, that they
were all on t, :-m it li lilm almost
before ll.ey I.UeW Where tliey WCIV.
His conversation, .Ui, was spicy
wlilnnil I...ii4 Improper, and aiiiusniit
without be!!,.. vulgar. N..r did he ob
iniile his ren.arks unduly. A Mrs.
Holly wh!sp,.r,.,l h!iul her hand lo
H ii nab. "I he loan knowed his pla.-e.
'I- I l.ept there." Mis. Holly and Mis
ll.llltl.l.l Wele pleas.., (,, smile at h:s
tiii.uy alio. dotes; Mr. William to sii:-.-g-r
laiigiiidlt . a f..r the four uader
""':'! and the billions I hey giggled
wiih.iiit riM-ite. Tie servants' lu'l
wasl altogether .ii.ie Jovial. It was
ot. violin that our ...vv legged bailiff. In
I'i- S.i.i.ll e;l,;el;,v. had seoIV.! II (lis
t I" I Cee.-.
Ippel in lililed. lie addressed him-
sell I,, Mis. Holly with an Insinuating
a od a deferential air; at the same time
pi' dui lag from oho of his capiuiom
po. kets a large, tlat ease bottle.
"You vvoull be doing tne a great
holiof, Iiiciii," he said, "of you would
allow in. and hoping you don't think
It a li! ei-ty to brew the company a
l.-elle bowl of solllel lllllg hoi."
"ISeally, sir." replied took, regard
ing the cae bottle wit li a shocked, yet
rather linulsiilve. fp rossion, "that u
a kewrlous reipi. st of yours, upon inj
"The fack is. mem, I can't get on
without my glass o sperrlls. And I
oil vv ay s carries Ii iiIm.ui w llli me. Hut
it seems selllsh like to drink It oil hy
n yself.espeelall.v when you've made nie
mi comfortable with my vlttles; and if
you and the rest of the company would
be so kind as to Join me In a brew of
punch you would ol.lei ge me extremely,
Mrs. Holly hesitated and looked nt
Hannah. Hannah hesitated and look
ed at Mm. Holly. The Misses Sarah,
.lane. i:ii.a Martha looked at each
oilier and tillered. Mr. William looked
al the celling. Master Walter nt the
wall opposite. The truth was this: ;
only beer, limited In amount und re-1
st rlcted In strength, was "allowed to
the servants' hall. And the prospect
of a glass of something hot was a I line-1
tive. Hut here, as at other polite ,
hoards, apparent eagerness for food nr ;
drink was out of the question. And so
- from sheer good breeding everyone
"C'oiue now, mem," pressed the bailiff,
"Well, sir," said Mrs. Holly at last,
"I won't say you mustn't, but I could
n't touch a drop." i
Hannah couldn't touch a drop, either. 1
Nor could Sarah, Jane, Kllza or Martini.
'William, however, was understood to
Ftrvnii-we'.vt slt-;, w..' -i .
? M -.l'' . H;
L'mlW of the I n i v --,
I'n.f. S.inou Nevvconi'.. la a recent
paper, d.-ci:ssed the quest. on of stellar
d'.naiucs. lie said the stars of s.ua'.l
magnitude were evidently Hot as re
unite from the earth as the r falutiiivs
would indicate, nud this fact seemed to
warrant the Inference that the visible
universe has a definite limit in space.
Aiiiuinla Inillatinii l"nnt.
Not long ago l'rof. Verrlll cxhlliited
to the inetnl'crs of the National Acad
emy of Sciences in New York some
beautiful examples of molliis'us, dwell
ing In the Sargasso Sea. that lmltati
uot only the seaweed among which
they live, but even the parasitic,
grovvilis found upon the weeds.
Miiic f. r lh Ii,if.
At a meeting of the ltoyal Society Iti
December l'rof. McKendrlck describ
ed a method by which It was possible
to siiuiulate electrically the sensory
nerves of the skill "so that some of Ihtf
elements of niiifle rhythm nnd Intensity-might
be perceived and even enjoy
ed by those who had become deaf."
A tflirnnt.c I'cur-Tren.
A famous pear tree, which had lived
nearly s:x centuries, mar louloti. was
destroyed recently by a violent wind
storm. The trunk was nearly twelve
feet In circumference. Monsieur Cha
band, the proprietor of the ground on
which the tree stood, after correspond
lug with nearly all the botanical so
eiclles In l.ui-oie. could learn of no
pear tree equal in tl.c nud age to tills
I How Fat inn Ducks FIjrT
While measuring the height and ve
loclty of clouds recently, Messrs. Clay
ton and Kergussoii, of the Hlue Hill
Observatory, observed a flight of ducks
I passing across ihelr base-line In the
Neponsct ltlver valley. With thcl"
I theodolites they succeeded In measur
ing the height of the ducks abovo
ground. It's feet, and subsequent o!cr
rations enabled them to calculate the
velocity of (light of the birds, which
was about 47. s miles per hour.
trnveWs digs, though the bsbooni
were ready to flht with uuy denture ;
that attained theiu, ff.an only except
ed; and hi owed his exemption solely
to the fact that the baboons could uot
often gain n point of vantage.
The naturalist himself wits ouee
stoned out of ii pass lu a very few min
utes by i bene e rent ttres, who sprang
u; oii b ,l,:os and stones, looked dow n
for a few seconds on the valley, growl
tug, n .ailing and screaming, nud then
began to roll down stones with so
much vigor und inltoltuesH that the In
truders took to llii,ht. The baboons evi
dently knew the value of co opera Hon.
for the lauirallst saw two of them
combine their efforts In order to set a
particularly heavy stotie rolling, una
monkey, bent on mailing the most o
bis missile, wus seen to carry a strntu
up ii tree, that he might hurl it wllli
On the occasion when the dogs at
tacked the biibiiol'S. the baboons were
reaving a valley, and as usual during
inarch, the females and young were
lu the center, the males head'iig the
column und bringing up the rear. As
tne nogs rusneii upon iiiem, ouiy nn
females took to flight.
The mules turned nud faced the en- 1
einy, growling, beating the ground
with their hands, nn.l opening their
mouths, so as to show their glittering
teelh. 'J bey looked so tierce and ma
licious that the dogs -Arab grey-;
hounds, nccilstoiiicd to light success.
fully wllli hyenas and other beasis of
prey-shrank back. Hy the time tliey
were ciiiouraged to renew the attack,
the whole herd had made their wuy.i
covered by the rear guard, to the rocks. 1
one six months' old monkey iiloue ex- 1
I IiIk little monkey snt on a rock, sur
rounded by the dogs, but be was uot
long left lu his perilous position. An
old IiuIkmui stepped from a cliff near
by. advanced toward the dogs, keep
ing them In check by threatening ges
tures and sounds, picked up the baby
monkey and carried it to a place of
safety on the cliff, while the w hole
crowd of baboons watched the act of
heroism and shouted their battle-cry.
sav that he didn't mind If he did. While Tranmnisiinn nf I In trie Tower.
Walter, gathering murage from Will-, The worldwide renown of Niagara
lam's example, expressed an opinion Kails has lent peculiar distinction to
in favor of nlghleaps and volunteered the great electric power plant recently
i,. f.,i, l. the kettle. I Installed there, but the American Ma
So the kettle was fetched, and a liowl rhinlst says that "In so far as the N
nnd glasses and a soup ladle, Also-at agnra plant is a long-distance one the
the bailiff's request -lemons and loaf, work done up lo date ban been sur
sunar. Then he coinMiimded a frag-, passed in serein 1 Instances, both In the
I, .fill.. u lili no urn. nut Iced hand. , iiutnneo covered and the amount of
t ...i ,-tei.i iiKidionslv delicious did that I nou er transmitted." Many of tli
Jorum smell. Hut the bailiff and Will
iam and Waller were all too gallant to
think mil -ss the ladies gave them a
lead. So, not to disappoint them. Mrs.
Holly lasted a drop. Hannah a drop,
and Sa.ah. Jane, lllla and Martha a
.Iron ai.ieee. And then William and
Walter and the kiililf
OLD PRACTICAL JOKES.
greatest electric power plains ur
among the Kocky Mountains and on
the Pacillc coast. At Fresno, Oil., a
reservoir on the brow of a near-by
mountain supplies the heaviest head of
water yet used for such a purpose,
1,-PHl feet, and the power Is distributed
several droits. ' i.vi.rn distance of t'.ilrlv-tlve miles. In
this sort of
argii ninhoiini, i..i.i
fr,l-plcndld piece, too; ten
r'rr!,l' lU Oils-ancestors I lire.
I All' ... . .
u p nn t, n ...... .. Ai..
. ,.,, mat over tne
you, voung man. Uf really
And everyone became pleasant ami ar
fable and Jocular; so that the servants'
ball presented quite a rollicking scene.
While this Jollity was In progress Mr.
Hotlin walked in. The mirth was In
Mainly checked upon his entrance nnd
ev en one affect cd to be unconscious of
the punch bowl. The bailiff, however,
stood up. and addressing Mr. Hollln:
wllli great deference explained the cir
cumstances under which lie had taken
upon himself to brew the punch, und
ventured to hope that Mr. Hotlin would
condescend to pronounce an opinion
upon It. Mr. Hollln did comics id.
and was kind enough to say. as lie sot
down his glass, that he had tasted
Hut wot I come 111 to speak alsuit, ,
the bllllef went oil, "is about youl 1
sleeping aecoinuioilalii.n to-night, my
man. There ain't no bed aired ready, si: 1
vou'll have to make shift downstairs
' ,. ,,r ihe sofas In the 'all. If we'd
Unoweil that you was lug" (thh
with sarciisini "we'd have got the best
spare room ready for you, you may bo
Oh, anything "H do for me. guv nor
fit 1..1 .,,.lt.. s:.lislled to sleep OU tilt
I II '"
Hour. If you like."
We won't ask you to do that. .h.
Hotlin, condescendingly. liaMo.ic
that this g 1 man is pi
with a blanket and piller. and uow tun.
the war to the front 'all."
And 'having wished the tinder-servants
good-night, and suggested that I
was time they were going to lied, lie re
tired to his own apartment. " hl-'ii.
,, had previously wild W '"
keeper "it's the .Irst time in my hrc
Mrs Asprev. mem. that 1 shall hnvr
hid down under the same roof with
bumbaililT. I know I shan't sic P a
i.,L- for th uk.lig i" Il
some of the Western lu.stall.il s the
water, after serving Its purpose In
generating electrle power, Is utilized
for Irrigating land.
Hrriiis Hluht-M to Cp.
The lenses of the eye produce on the
rellnu an Inverted Image of objects
looked nt. and the question Is often
asked, "Why do things appear right
side up when their Images are wrong
side up':" It occurred to Mr. Stratum,
of the Culverslty of California, to try
the effect of preventing the Inversion
of inmges on the retina. Tills was ac
complished by uieuns of an optical In
strument which excluded from the
eye all light except that which passed
through the Instrument Itself. The In
strument was udjusletl to the eyes ut
S o'clock one afternoon, and was uot
removed (except at night, when the
eye were bandaged) until noon the
uext day. At tlrst, to the person whose
eyes were thus treated, everything
seemed bqisyturry and Illusory, and
the mind Instinctively tried to Imagine
objects to be lu the poslioli lu which
they ordinarily appear. After a time,
however, the feeling of the unreality of
what was seen passed away, and the
! person experimented on even began to
imagine everything that lay outside his
field of vision to be arranged In the
v as what he saw. This goo
to show' that habit and experience
1 counteract the effect of the Inversion of
linages In the eyes.
1 Animal Wars.
i Twenty-five years ago the moiigooie,
-rent enemy of ami ken lu India
...... i.onorted Into Jamaica lo destroy
. .. i.iel. were devastating the
tne rma "
.....nr.enne and other cn.ps of the Isl
he's looked after a O
er and comfortable."
With that, and with a gracious w.. .
of his hand, to signify
again be sen.ed-for all .lie s. .
,,ad arlseiQit the entrance of ti t ..
Mr. Bolll" he withdrew to U
own supper in the h.-ek.-l -with
Mrs. Asprey. Ihe ba d .IT I
rery I!ltoly to the assembled tie t .a
? seated himself in a Cm r h. ;
Martha, the scullery maid p '
lilt... Tl.eo.mponyey.slb,n. eur
but coldly, forthe nature of Ms
and the reason of bis preset.. e
pretty clear to th-tn all.
clrU and pleasant ko and Inlaw
exterminated the rats
the niongoos next attacked poultry and
,,i I-,..- m well as snaKes.
Itot the e rclimsiaiieef 'on ' all Kiwi "' , .,
I'i'i "" ... ... i... . . i.. n ie I llnnllr even
-nr to siein iii.ii a noi iiiiie .
" in...". . 1.....
bean to feed upon sug.i . - "-. ..........
.."i,w...i.les. etc Hut at length, at:
...Jlntr to the nccoliut recently puts
lished by l'rof. Du. r.leii. of Jamaica
.i, ml.le. were turned against the In
vnder. What Its larger foes could not
n.i.lish seems to have licen (loin
1,T th ks an I other small Insects. The
,rnl enemies of th.se pests harlllg
.' .i.i..,.,. ,,iT bv tli mongoos the
neen in ,
.i..l- multiplied enormously, until
, ioiM,nn beings suffered from their
., V The 1 lib' pes's then fasten
... .i. ,.,n?,,o. which within the
t few years nas ie.ui.n.1 ...ii...n..
And now. as in nioiig.s.s
II,- ,1 sloliearH. I IIP mi ken. linos
nnd l!tr.ls are beglniiing to return
tl nlTeel I S repo-e.
us well, or better, tnan u.imu.
n, when I oke at a Lite hour
next ,,,..ri.li.g-ah! wl'i'i " -' l
,.-,t was: .'or lirs, It 's Hannah
then anni, mh-i. .
wiih such lieini or
I,, poof Mr. I-'T-
lonftision In Klnn Urorur's
A practical Joke may be detlneil as
one In which merriment Is produced or
sought not by words but by action,
practiced upon a folloiv-crentun.woni-inonly
an offel.slve or annoylcg action.
Kven If l.ariuless. It holds up the suf
ferer to ridicule, slid Intelligent human
beings tin not need to be told mat such
conduct is reprehensible.
Hut If the Juki be well contrived,
sufficiently humorous In Idea -nd tieat
ly executed, we do not care so much as
we should If It fell under the "practi
cal" class. Who would not have liked
to be present at the myal masquerade
when Heidegger, master of the revels
to (ieorge II., was confronted by his
The Duke of Montagu had obtained
a east of the great man's face, l-'rotii
Ibis he caused a wax mask to be fash
ioned and colored. Heidegger's tailor
hoi, oiled a fae simile of the new and
gorgeous dress he was to wear, and
the duke engaged an actor to play in"
.art. lie told the band, at the last mo
ment, to strike up "l liariey over mo
Water" at Ills Majesty's appearance
Instead of "(!od Save the King."
They hcnltatcd. Hut It was Indubi
tably Heidegger-features, voice,
lollies, and also Imprecations when
the ((inductor demurred. So the King
beard that treasonable air, perhaps for
the first time, on entering. We can
fnlntlv Imagine the tumult. Heideg
ger rushed to the band, struck the con
ductor, set him playing "Hod Save the
King," and iiislied back to apologize.
Next moment he returned to me or-
heslra, equally f iirlous-lhat is, his
double returneil-orderlng the luuni in
esiinie "Charley Over the Water,
and the bewildered musicians obeyed.
I here wan never such a scene In the
presence or rnyaiiy.
The olllcers or the guard in nucn.i
. . ... .i... i .i ...i.i.
ancc made a tiasu in me . "
swords, but those In the secret blocked
the way. Heidegger, dancing round
the king, made liiariieuiaie protesta
tions and excuses, whilst Ills Majesty
stormed and threatened, making for
the door. The situation became perll-
.. i t...
oiis. So tne coillliei irn ..-. .1 i".
ward crying, wllli paissionntc Indigna
tion "Sire, the devil has taken my use-
tie-s to undo tne! Look ill him.
Heidegger saw his double, gasped,
gibbered and fell senseless. One may
think that longer and more conipll-
rated "business" might have developed
from such an Ingenious hoax, hut for
Iramntlc situation of Us class this
could not be beaten.
In sulne parts of South America good
folk store all the glass ami crocaeij
broken In the twelvemonth, and at car
nival time put It Into a sack attached
to tin! lofty bab y by a stout cord,
not quite long enough to reach the
ground. When a desirable victim loss
es iH'iioath, the sack Is quietly let go
to Is' clayed, with a hideous crash,
upon his very heels. It Is credibly re
ported that foreigners unprepared for
this lent have tumbled headlong at the
shock and otls'is have taken to their
... .... .1. Tl.,.?,.
in. ii nun nil nunc "i I'-.n-
are rare triumpns.
ii I... rtts
. . Ml..., rw.ll kl IK 111. I
HI'I""""" " ' ' ..,. ,,,! n end.
,, u his clothes, ill t-fl .Me
and went downstairs to -
Ii was ali too irue.
. i, ,... w 1 1 ti a ii
n.Iiiietl ll"0. .'
Ie Ij .1.1.11
how he had I n
t h..e t vv o kn.ir.
,.,1 it that the'
,,f all bis ma-'
n,,-e; and I.
... ...,.i Ol the other
, . .. .... e than iisila
,, n,u. -ii ., , . ,,, I,,.,!
el I lie ie. w-
s had so artiiiu.v io-.o-ha.l
mad- an inventory
,.r-s in. st valuable eurt-
..- it, .mi. si verv
r u s i .'ii-
if,,r the fad that N.th
servants dad 'pi
now nan ro
In nun be:-
,lra v It
. . . IlitieMll
I Into .ori.,..
K cm., y had i
-I... library ii.n
' "" ... ..... ...'lr
,t W llle 11 i.rci"
, had the bow l' .g'd
ut out of Its
, i-ur'os fn.m the
lie; twelve :Tire
gone, i. u
,f the cl-r..-;
t.ai1lff.-Iail"D Truth. O
xi not the only iiiilnml who car
ri.'.M . n his warfare by means of or
Riil.ed bands, nnd calls In the forces
, ..,-.. t,i ns t him. The ilerniaii
Ol II. 1 ei .
list nnd traveler, r.renm, m.
u. ( etitrril .i I ti'a iioib iii.ii
...ducted In as orderly - tnnu
if the warriors i.na i.een renuy
i.i...i.l of i.nly somewhat like
in . "
i...,e In form.
i i. ...tors In the play were baboons
,ud their enemlea were In one case ths
Telll Vsoll Used to tell ihe story ol a i
fanner who. after hearing a red hot j
.enroll of never eliding tire and brim
stone, consoled his w ife quite sincerely
with the naive iviuail:: "Never mind,
Sally; that must be wrong, no constl
toi'.shllll could stand it."
Voltaire and I'lroii were enemies. To
their cmbana -cli ent the) met one day
at the count")' house of a fri. u.l. rii'.ui
got up carl), vvei.l to Voltaire's door,
and wrote upon Ii the word "Itogue."
At breakfast, Vcltalre smilingly said
lo him: "I thank v..u for showing oiir
interest lu my well, ire by leaving your
card at my door this morning."
Chinese cheap labor may j.-t ruin
New Zealand. In Outgo, where there
ire a good many Scotchmen, a eonliaet
for road mending was awarded lo tin
lowest bid. which was signed Mae-
the! rherson. When the bidder appeared to
sign the coniiael, he was jellow and
Ii i,l a nl.-iall. "Hut." said Ihe olllelal
who met him. "your name cannot be
Mat I'lierson " "All lighter." nlisvv er. d
Hie Chinaman, 'nobody catcher con
thiol In Outgo unless he mimed Mae,"
and the contract was signed.
Dr. How Icy. Archbishop of Canter
bury, who died lu IMS. one .lay tl.ove
up to the door of the House of Lords
in a coach and four, with liveried
coachman and two footmen. A (Jun
ker, who knew him, addressed him:
"l lleiid llovvley. what would the Apos
tle ra Id have said if lie bad seen these
four horses, and the purple liveries,
nud all the rest';" 'I he archbishop, who
was seldom flustered, replied with a
benignant smile. "Doubtless the apos
tle would have remarked that things
were very much changed for the better
since his time."
An ancient resident of Wlllowl.y,
whose conduct In one of the battles of
the civil war had brought him under
suspicion of cowardice, Used to de
clare, "I didn't run away and stay till
'twas all over, no such a tiling: 1 re-,
treated in good order, that was all."
One day a military man heard the oft
repeated explanation. "Well, my
friend," he said, looking steadily at the
hero of the retreat, "you say you re
treated III good order, hilt I should like
to ask one tiling: About how fast did
you go':" "Well," said the other man,
surprised Into telling the unadorned
trut li. "If 1M been at home nud going
after the doctor, I reckon folks would
have thought somebody was pretty
Professor Hlackle was once slaying
nt Tyucinotilh. Hefore retiring to rest
he Informed bis host that he had two
requests to make: First, that they
would allow his bedroom ibs.r to stand
wide open; and. second, that they were
not to be alarmed should tliey hear him
singing in the middle of the night, for
when he could not fall asleep, he wooed
Siimuus wllli a song. Accordingly, at
'2 o'clock lu the morning the old profes
sor was heard singing in strong, cheery
tones. "Scots whn hue wl' Wallace
bled," like a veritable Highlander on
the warpath. And again, lu the still
ness of the night, he sung out: "ti recti
grow the riisnes, ti. i no nisi uues
were sung lu more subdued tones, and
sleep came to him ere he tliilshed his
rice on the fuo The campaign burtoru
are made by photographing a portrait
or device upon u plate of metal, a rery
liitrh'uic machine afierwurd stamping
the face of the button lulu shape and
littlng on the back and shank. The
I' i ti.-v nti I cvpetisive button tisisl oil
lad.es" eostituies are usually Imported
from I-'rati. e or liermaiiy, where tlitl
best grad.-s are hand made.
racing W 1 1 bout Driver.
facing horses are said to be coming
Into fashion again, and Ihe New York
Herald recently printed mi account of
one which really deserves to be fa
mous. She belongs III Osbkosh, Wis.,
and lias been trained by her ow n-r
though little training was necessary
to pace against time without a driver.
Tills, as llio Herald olscrvcs. Is u new
ilcparlure In racing methods.
There is no paee-inaker, Ho guiding,
no whipping, no urging, no Interference
or prompting of the mare lu any way.
She knows her lines and goes through
them without faltering, and w ith viv
sign of full conlldence In her own
knowledge and nbllliy.
She is led to a point about .i hundred
yards from Ihe wire, nnd Is in perfect
action when she receives the word "go"
from the starter In the Judges' stand.
On getting tin! word the handsome ani
mal quickens her speed, an I around
tin track she goes as llioiuh running
away. Site keeps close to the luJ'ir rail,
seemingly through Instinct, though she
never leaves the track, whether it be
lncl.ca-il or uot.
livery uilli! Is paced without a break.
nn.l us evenly as though she were
steadied by a skillful driver. The nov
el! of the performance and the dti .ii
lug beauty of the Intelligent anlii.a! wu
Admiration wherever she appears, and
the finish is always atteuded wit.) en
A notable feature of the performance
Is that the hist quarter is always th
fastest, and no demonstration from the
crowd ever makes her lose her stride.
or even slow up. After pnsmu? the
wire, Marlon seem to know that her
task Is completed, nnd her br'glit eyes
search tint track for the groo'-i, v ho
stands ready with cooling blankets a
short distance up the stretch. When
blanketed she Is returned tn the starter
for recognition, ami views tli.i sppbunl
linr eiowils wltli an air of conscious
pride and satisfaction.
BA3Y GETS THE LETTER.
North Slime M.ilroti Mitde Mi em Ills
I -et-uii: of Ht Child'! Trunk.
Pi,-r oti Itclleviie place there Is a
v.. iing woman who is giving thanks
lh.it she Is not lu the penitentiary. One
whole day recent 1) she spent ill dread
of iicpi i-oumcui at Juliet or at least as
tin mutate ol the coiiniy Jail, and every
lime she beard the rat lie of a coming
.arctic ..ii liusli street lie grew faint,
for she thought Ihe patrol wagon was
sure ly a Tier her.
The unhappy ymrig woman Is a great
favorite lu Ihe evcbls.ve circles of 111')
north shore and Is ihe wile of a prom
inent young business man. She Is the
proud mother of a little girl, who Is
never denied an) thing that she wants,
and If she ees auvlliliig she generally
lakes It. One morning recently the let
ter carrier called as usual ut the bouse
nn.l left a large package of notes, ilivl
l.uloiis and letters. Among them was
me that belonged to the same number
in another street. The young woman
sent It to the hall tree, to be given lo
the post man at his next call. When
the carrier came the maid reported the
mistake, but could not tind the letter.
The carrier made complaint about it,
ami said he must have it when he called
The poor young matron hy this time
was thoroughly frightened. With her
house maid she renewed Ihe search,
but It proved fruiiless. In her misery
her beautiful II) car-old baby came in
from her walk, aci-oinpaiiled by tier
nurse. The inolber took her little one
upon her lap to recover her composure,
and asked the nursery maid If she had
seen anything of the lost letter. 1 lie
nurse thought a moment and then ex
claimed: "I think the baby took It!"
One of the amusements of the little
one was to always carry itomcllilng hi
her hand when going out for a walk.
I'poii thinking a moment she remem
bered that the child had siunclhini!
white in her hand when they started
for a walk, but the nurse did not re
in her swing It after the tlrst few
moments. Then the young mother's
misery began all over again. She knew
now that the penitentiary was her
doom, and she sat down and waited for
the letter carrier to come lo seal hot
fair. Slie met the postman on tlit
front step as lie made the rounds fot
the third time that day and told him
that she was ready to take her putilsn
iiient; that her baby had carried tin
letter off and lost It.
"Yes, I know," returned I'ucle Sam'i
messenger. "1 Just delivered It. Some
one found It on the street this noon and
dropped It In the mall box. and I Just
took It to his house."-Chlcago Chron
icle. C'iiii I nt llesilgeur.
Some of the fancy dress balls that
are so essential a part of the observ
ance of the holiday season have re
vealed lu the metropolis a headgeat
that seems decidedly novel, hut whlcli
Is In reality a revival of a favorite style
of the period of Louis yualonte. It Ii
hardly so suggestive of t reliell rilsli-
ions, however, as of those of Kgypt ol
some equally reuiolc, place, and Its ap
pearance In New York nt this Holiday
season has awiiKeneii n viisi ueiii oi
comment and surprise.
Perhaps tlie most surprising thing
about this massive headdress is that
when it has been worn this season ltd
outlines and colors have beeu man
aged with such skill that It has beeu
uot grotesque, iis would be supismetl,
but effective and bis-onilng. One form
of tlie headdress which was designed
to lie worn with a gown of French blue
satin, cut In very ol.l fashioned style,
was also of satin In a very dellcnti
shade of French blue.
For the most part It greatly resem
bled a hood, tlie back of the headdress
being very liaise and baggy, and the
sides made to seem like huge clrclllat
earpieces, but Itelng really rosettes ot
the satin, with a center of gold em
broidery. The fluted projection lo
front was held In place by a band ol
gold which extended across the tippet
part of the forehead, lids band win
one of the most effective parts of the
headdress, and was si udded with a va
riety of brilliant Jewels.
t he object of this hood like head-cov
ering s ns to be to conceal every ves
tige of the hair, and the stiff tabs which
form the back of the hcaddii accom
plish tills aim rery effectually. Not a
trace of hair, not n single escaping curl,
emerges from this rery comprehensive
bend cover. And the young women
look like maidens of some extraordin
arily demure und exceedingly old fash
Th " Hoo annl."
The "Sou Canal," a familiar rollo 1
quia! designation for the Sault Sic. !
Marie Canal, connecting Ihe waters of
Jjikec Superior and Hsron, Is famous j
In the history of canals and canal build i
lug. P.egun In IS.V1, by the State of j
Michigan, " wni sul'sequently trans
ferred to the t'lilled States (Joveru- j
tnetit, since which time very great Im- j
proveiiients have been made. One lock,
said to lie the largest In the world, Is
over Wl feet long nnd HO fwt wide,
with a lift of -i feet. A much larger,
lock was projected and U now Hearing j
completion on the site of one ma. lit In
is.'.,"i, the later structure being I.ihsi ;
feet long. V feet wide and i'l feel j
ilecp. The Importan. e of this canal to.
bike navigation may be Judged from,
the fact that it transport every year j
a larger tonnage than the Suez Canal,
betvvicii Ihe Mediterranean and lied
S-as. In the census year It bore
UmisVl bushels of wheat, 2,.VK),(KM) tons '
of Iron ore, ICI.iSiO.tNiO feet uf.UihiT.
and gnat quantities of coal. ;
One buiedred drops from a medlclnn j
dropper make one spoonful.
Cloth buttons are machine made
verv lulrlcate piece of mechanism
.i i.oi.Iiii? the metal, then cutting the
cloth, placing It In position, drawing It
over the billion and putting the cap In
place, leaving a proJiH-tlhg s.rtlon o
loth In the center for the thread. Ulce
billions are made of the white earth
used In chliusvvare. There Is a variety
,.t tuition manufactured, from the
starch of rice, which Is almost as hard
and quite as durable ns the china but
ton. Horn billions are cut from the
material by machinery. Metal buttons
lire also machine made, a die .tamping
the metal Into proper shape, pearl but
tons are turned by machinery from the
t.yster or iniissel shell and afterward
pierced by strain drills. The cheapest
grades of collar buttons art made of
the material used ill ehliiaware, a better
quality Is turned mil of Initio; the metal
collar buttons nre manufactured by
machinery from bras plates and after
ward glided I.)' the electro-plating proc
,. Ihe brass bullous used on uni
forms are ma le by machinery, a special
die stamping the required Initial or de-
There are many curious uses for fani
In Japan. The umpire nt wrestling
and fencing matches uses a heavy one
shaped like a huge butterfly, tlie tin n
die being the body, nnd rendered Im
posing by heavy cords of silk. The
various motions of the fan constitute
a language which tlie wrestlers fully
understand and appreciate. Former
ly, In the time of war, the Japanese
comiiinmler used a large fan having a
frame of iron covered with thick pa
per. In ease of a charge, It could lie
shut, and a blow from Its Iron bones
was no slight affair. One notable va
riety of fan Is made of waterproof pa
per, which can be dipped lu water and
creates great coolness by evaporation
without wetting the clothes. The flat
fan. made of rough paper. Is often used
us a grain-vv iuiiovv, to blow the char
coal tires, mid as n dust pan.
H int lo ttiiilrmlnnU.
He-There Is one thing 1 cannot un
derstand about you women.
She -What Is that?
"Why, you arc such experts at taper
lug waists and such lamehlable fnll
ores when It come to tapering leaj
pencils."- Yonkcrs Statesman.
New Arrival -I'm a reporter for the
Mephlsiophclcs (at home)-Intend to
stay or have you merely come to writs
us up for Suuduy- paper?-Hrooklj u