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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, ' SEPTEMBER 2, 1887.
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Wfi.nl, wiifa a,
rWTst inske. your eves so Woe, my dearf"
The lorcr axked, tn the spring of the y ssr.
'The color 1 enuht In the Bosky dell,
Where the choicest forget-me-nots do dw0.M
"What makes your eyes so blue, my wife"
The himlinnd asked In the sittnmnr of Ufs.
They mIiow the hue of th ocean dfVp,
Vbre your measureless love In oiy heart I
"What make, your eye so bluef quite low,
The father asked In the autumn", glow.
"Beenuse the pure love of our rti'ldreu dear
lveeiw them fresh srd youthful from yssr to
"Whs makes your eyes so bine snd brlghtf
The old man ssked In the wintry night.
" "Tl becsiiEe they reflect the heaven shore.
Where we shall continue our earthly lore."
t nd A. Hunt in Vucae JXtve.
DOGS WHO OWNED HDL
Stories Showing How They
seased Their "Master."
Old Fop Who At. Fruit Small Fca With
Big Heart Nora's Way of Prying
i Vp a Window Restless flrt.
1 I have been owned bj a good many
dog in the courso of inj life, and I ani
not a lRUe proud of the fact They say
it is a good sign in a man when children
and dogs take kindly to him. All dogs
take kindly to me, and I look upon it as
an indorsement of some merit in my
charaoter. The first desire of every
well-balanced dog is to own a man.
Without sueh a possession he is spurned
by hia fellows and despised by small
All degs know at once whether a
Btranger of their own rare owns a man
or not. Whether it is the bang of his
ears and tail, or a general negligence
about his personal appearance, or lack
of ewnfulence in his general bearing, I
can not say, but pertain it is that all
well-fixed, or ill-fixed, dogs at once de
tect a manless brother bow-wow. The
tramp-dog recognizes his fellow tramp
dogs, and consorts with him.
There are dogs who are tramps by
nature, who will nerer stick to a mas
ter; but such cases, I am happy to tay,
are rery rare more rare than eren
tramp-cats, who, one would think, from
thehr raturnl love of warmth and com
fort, would jump at any kind of a de
cent heme. And yet I am personally
acquainted with several tramp-cats, aud
Tery nice, dwent cats. too.
Som men think they own dogs, andj
perhaps a few of them do, but as a gen
eral rule the dog owns the man. For
my pnrt, 1 would not care two straws
for a dog I had to own. I prefer being
owaed. and glory in my servitude.
. The first dog I remember who took
posesinn of me was a black and white
spaniel, which my father brought home
when I was a boy. It selected me at
once, out of fix children, as its master,
and it clove to me ever after. We chris
tened him Fop. lie was not a fop,
however, but a rather grouty old dog,
with a chronic growl, which meant
I have never seen another dog with
that growl. He would growl and wag
his tail at the same time. II growled
when he was pleased. Just as a cat
purrs. lie was a most intelligent dog,
and understood every word I said te
him. There was no need of any motion
tf the hands, or even of the mouth or
eye It was not necessary even to look
at him to make him comprehend.
He used to be in bv4taes if I would
allow him to accompany me' in my
walks; but were I going to any place
where I could not take him, I had only
to say, "Fop. go home," and he would
sink slowly back, looking round every
now and then with the most piteous ex
pression, in hope of seeing some show
of relenting on my part. Then, if I did
relent, he would come tearing after me
and whirl himself round and round, like
a pin-wheel on the Fourth of July.
Fop was very fond of fruit, and would
make excursions round the garden when
the gooseberries were ripe and pick
them off the bushes. In cherry time 1
used often to climb up the trees to pick
the fruit (perhaps no boy ever did such
a thing before), which I would throw
down, while Fop kept guard below.
He never thought of touching one till I
gave htm permission, but when I said:
"Those are for you. Fop," he would
pounce on the bunch indicated like a cat
on a mouse, and gobble it up immedi
Fop used to do many wonderful things,
I am certain, though I forget now what
they were, for he reigned forty yean
ago. He stuck to me faithfully for
many years, and, I know, would nevet
have given me up, had he not been
stolen one day in the crowded streets.
I never saw the poor fellow again.
The mest dog, I remember, who
owned me was a King Charles spaniel,
which was so small that it could stand
on the palm of my hand. She took
possession of me; so I had to buy her
for two dollars and a half, which was a
pretty good price for a dog in those
days. Though her body was small, her
heart was as big as a lion's. She was
afraid of nothiug, and would have at
tacked an ironclad if it had come in her
One day I saw her run after and furi
ously assail a huge Newfoundland dog,
big enough to swallow her whole like
an oyster. As soon as the big dog be
came aware that he was attacked, he
turned round his head, gave one look
at the tiny, aggressor, and then, with
the magnanimity peculiar to dogs,
walked on without taking any further
Another time I took her out to walk
across the fields to a place where they
were building a railway bridge over a
dike or ditch about forty feet wide.
The roadway of the bridge was not
completed, but a single beam of timber
ran from the top" of one bank to the
Over this I crossed, but my little dog
Fan did not notice it. When she saw
me at the- other side, she scampered
down to the water's edge, and after
sniffing at it once or twice, plunged in
and swam after me.
The middle of the stream was filled
with weeds, and in these she became so
entangled that it seemed to me she
must inevitably drown. I had just
made up my mind to jump in after her
for I could no more have seen her
than a human being perish--when she
to break . loose Sut
out of the water she presented a inos'
wolul appearance, her long silky hair
clinging to her slender body, her head
and tail drooping, and her back all
drawn op with the cold. I thought she
would surely die, or at least forever
after lose her courage.
we had two and a half miles to walk
before reaching any house, and I at fira
thought of carrying her in my arms, but
then I made up my mind It would be
safer to keep her in mot ion. So we hur
ried on as fast as we could till we reached
a tavern, and there some warm milk and
water and a comfortable fire soon made
her all right A few days after, while
pursuing a bird, she came to .another
litch, but without a moment's hesita
tion, in she plunged and swam across.
ro my delight I found she had not lost
one particle of her courage.
When I left that part of the country.
Fan and I had to part But I hunted ip
a good, faUld man. and. gave turn U,
her; and I am sure she treated him well
if he only behaved himself properly, for
she was a very kind little dog.
The next dog that owned me was a
Scotch collie or shepherd's dog. Howl
came into her possession I can not re
member, but she owned me for nearly
twoyesrs. I was then living at a plai-e
on the Hudson, a nrher retired spot a
little way from the high road. One day,
when I was away from home, a peddler
walked into the kitchen, and seatins
himself at a table, demanded something
to eat My wife told him she had noth
ing for him, and requested him to leave.
He then grew insolent and said he
should remain as ln as he pleased.
My wife then told him if he did not go
site would call the dn.
"Oil!" he replied, smilingly, "call
your noff. I m not afraid of dogs."
Mv wife went to the dour, and called:
The dog came bounding in,
"Here. Nora, turn this man outr
Without a bark or a growl (Scotch
collie, never say much), Nora flew at
the peddler s throat and tumbled him
him over in the dint for he had scram
bled to the door.
I do not know what would have lv-
come of the rascal had not my wife
called the dog oft As it was, the ped
dler pieked np hk pack and stick, and
started down the road as fat as his legs
would carry him. One day we were
attracted by a furious and conditions
barking in a field adjoining my place,
and, on going to the spot we found
Nora mountiug guard in front of a
woodehuck's burrow, to which the old
woodchuck was trying to retreat
Th sagacious dog Evidently know
that the safest plan to capture the gnme
was to cut off his communication with
his citadel, and call for help, so she
'towi there for an honr, barking, till
we cam. Nothing would induce her to
quit the post which she felt was the
key to the situation, till we had secured
the rodMt and then her ecstasy was un
bounded. She capered and grinned
and laughed, and said, as plain as dog
"I did it. Wasn't I smart?"
Nora was a great excursiorrit; it was
her only fault I think she went to the
different farm-houses round about in
search of the companionship of sheep.
On my farm I had only some ducks and
chickens and a pig. And what are pigs
and poultry to the soul of a dog accus
tomed to command a legion of nimble,
curly-homed sheep on a wild Scotch
Disapproving of Nora's roving habits
i finally tied her up in a loft over a tool
bone, and also locked her in. The
next morning when I went to feed her,
sh'j was gone. She had gnawed the
rope in two, opened the window, and
jumped about fifteen feet to the ground.
The gnawing and jumping, tfiwugh acts
of extreme audacity, were easily under
stood, nut, to oucn the window, she
must have thoroaghly studied the sub
ject, and put her nose to extreme physi
cal pain in forcing it up. Nora disap
leared one day, and never came back.
I feel satisfied she must have been
forcibly detained, probably by some
farmer who had sheep and knew her
The next 1 find on my list of canine
proprietors is a little half-and-half
Scotch terrier and poodle. I firt met
her in a drug store in Orange, N. J., on
a damp, drizzling, miserable night I
discovered her, wet and muddy and
miserable as the night itself, cowering
in one corner of the store. The drug
gist did not know who she was or where
she came from. I addressed a few cas
ual remarks to, her on the state of tin.
weather and her own personal appear
ance. She took possession of me at
once. When I left the store she fol
lowed mo home. I invited her in and
gave her m good supper, which she
seemed to enjoy heartily.
After that her kindness and affection
knew no bounds. She was never hap
py, save in my society; and when 1 left
the houso for any length of time, which
I generally had to do surreptitiously,
she would rummage all over the estab
lishment from garret to cellar, explor
ing even the most unlikely places, ap
parently thinking I might be concealed
under washtubs, on shelves, behind
trunks, anywhere everywhere.
When t last she reached the sad con
viction that I had really left the prem
ises, she would hunt up some article of
dress belonging toie, carry it to my
sanctum, scramble on to a table with it
in her mouth, and laying her head down
upon it there wait till I come home.
Poor little Fidget! How I loved that lit
We had christened her Fidget because
she was such a restless little thing.
There never was such a fly-about in the
world. Now she wuild jump on a chair
and bark out of the window at nothing:
then she would made a dash at the cat,
and roll her over and over, till she got
in a rage and acted ugly,, then Fidget
would give a sharp bark and look at me
fixedly for a few seconds, pretending
that she had never thought about .the
cat at all. If I returned her glance shi
would begin to wag her tail, although,
by-the-way it, was difficult to tell which
was th$ right end of her, unless was
ruijnHg, and thon you only kv be
cause you were certain mat sue wouni
ucj . run backwwiu, ..JQ
a muff, a bundle of rags, an old bonnet
As long as Fidget was with us we al
ways knew what our neighbors had for
dinner on the previous day. She used
to sc'iMir the adjoining back yards and
gardens, and bring home all the loose
bones that might be lying rennd, and
deposit them on the mat .outside onr
front door. One day I foand there the
whole skeleton of a turkey, two ehep
Hones and a shin of beef, besides frag
ments of dried toast buckwheat cakes,
corn mufiins and cold potatoes. It was
the holiday season and the folks had
evidently been lfviitg well in ny sec
tion, and Fidget had been industrious.
I well remember her short bark of de
light when I opened the door, and she
directed one end of her bod j towards
me, which I knew to be her bow, so to
speak, from two little, glistening,
brown dots bidden under a tangle of
loug hair, which I recognised as her
eyes, and another little black dot be
tween them, which represented her
nose. I remember, too, the indescriba
ble wiggle of her whole body, which
passed with her for tail wagging, and
the extraordinary cyclone of gyrations,
till she gyrated herself off the top of the
stoop, and with a yelp ' at each bump,
landed sober, bat serene, at the bottom.
When Fidget was not foraging round
in the neighbors' yards, she frequently
entertained her friends on the front
stoop all the ragtag and bobtail kiyus.
as well as the aristocratic setters and
Newfoundlands, in the neighborhood.
One day I was disturbed by a furious
barking and general commotion in front
f U'i house, and. on going to the door,
discovered our rector's wif kept at bay
at the front gate by a ftraage pack of
hnunds. comprising a spotted coach dog,
a spitz, a black, shaggy beast of some
unknown variety, ami a small "yaller"
dog, all friends of Fidget The poor
lady, I found, had a peculiar dread of
igs. so her feelings may be imagined,
but my rage and indignatioa can not
To think of my visitors, and .the minis
ter's wife at that beingUrivea from the
door by a ragamiinia vol a a tear guard
of strangers. O, it was too much! I
prove the guard away, punished Fidget
and npolonj!ed to the lady.
My children had a little wagon to
which they harnesed Fidget By pa
tient training thnf- managed to run
their them round the garden sometimes
without accidetit Grown confident
with this success, ambition soon fol
lowed, and they longed for a wider field
of action. One day my wife sent them
to the grocery at the comer of the
street, about a hundred and fifty yards
ff, te make a few ptrrchaaes. They
harnessed Fidget to the wagon, and
trotted down to the store In style and
safety. In about fifteen minutes they
returned, my son carrying Fidget and
the shattered wagon in his arms, and
my little daughter, with her apron and
little band piled up with burst and
broken packages of groceries. That
was the last time Fidget was nsed for
the express business. They had loaded
;?p the wagon. Fidget had seen a friend
across the street and there was an end
I afterward removed to the village
hotel, where Fidget's habit of inviti ng
her friends into the premises can-ted
the landlord some annoyance. One
day she disappeared, and I never saw
her again. I sadly fear there was foul
play somewhere kidnaping, or per
haps worse. Poor little Fidget! she was
the last dog that ever owned me.
Frank Belief, it Oolden Day$
Killing White Grubs. .
The larva of the May beetle, nsualW
called the white grab, is the insect
which most often eats the young pota
toes, causing the scab or scaly appear
ance of the matured tubers. This larva
lives In the soil three years, and the
best means of eradicating the pest is to
throw out the fieM from the rotation
and turn in hogs to root out the pest.
In relation to destroying insect pes!.-
generally, the application of salt nm
be excessive, so much se as to injure
crops. Lime has no influence on soil
insects nnless appSed in immoderate
quantities, and even then there is no
definite conclusion that lime will de
stroy. Farm, Field awi Stockman.
How the rjttmin K re. War B Kept la
I) not walk with your eyes on the
ground; the gravel is apt to .wear the
sight off. -
Never gut up in I he morning u itil
you have first opened your eyes, if it
takes you until noon.
Many a voting man ha a young
woman in his eye, who will effctu:illy
impair his sight the remainder of his
Never throw yonr eyes suddonly to
the hard pavement; you are likely to
Do not try to look too far Into the
the depths of ths eyes of the young
lady; it is certain to make you near
When p-:ople tell you they see mis
chief in your eyes, you should go to an"
oculist and have it removed.
. In keeping one eye on your neigh
bor, 3-oii should frequently change the
I know a young man who pcrmenent
ly injured his eyes by trying to see the
bald spot coming on t 'p of his head.
Some men have glass for an eye.
That is bad, but it Is worse to have an
eye for the glass.
It is said to be a good thing to "keep
an eye out" hut it is better to keep
two eyes in. -
Never s:ra;n your eyes in trying. !
s.-e the good you have done in tin
O her great "Oculists, besides myself,
have HK-erted that the best thing foi
eyes is never to call another, man a
liar. A. IK BeUaw.' in Tid-BUs.
Fifty Thousand Years Hence.
Professor of University of Timbnctoo
"You can perceive, gentlemen, that we
are descended from this extinct anircn"
called man, a half-developed crelJ
whose tail was not grown." Tid-bt
Mr. Danaviarr consults his dent f '
"Excruciating pain in yonr teeth. yjy
say?" inquired the practitioner.
rible!" " "How often does it come w4
THE COST OF APRON
rate re. tin. Fact Supplied by An lailas
trtoai Tonus' ffomaav
A reporter who is luxuriating in his
boarding house with a broken ankle
was atlo .red to sit beside the sewing
machine the other day by way of
pastime. Hie Instrument is run by the
landlady's daughter, not so mueb-for
her own amusement as to augment
the receipts of the house. As sooh as
the breakfast dishes are put away, say
eight o'clock p. m., she sits down to her
work and dies not leave It until 5:30
p. m., with the exception of . a half
hour for luncheon. She is employed
by a firm who make a specialty of
white aprons for children. Aprons cut
and with the trimming by the pieea.
are sent to her in quantity. The ma
terial used is a thin sleazy lawn, which
costs the manufacturer five cents a
'yard, double wid:h. by the case, and a
cotton edging at 1 cent a yard. Each
apron reqtiii.es somewhat less than a
yard of lawn, including the strings, and
2 yards of edging. The thread nsed
is Ni. 90 cotton, each spool containing
200 yards. This spool, with the addition
of another which win is 5 "hobbins."
makes 110 400 siitchts ;f 16 to the inch.
There are 9.824 stitches covering the
614 inches of sewinj required in each
apr-m, whk-h has to " pass undar the
nedle bar 48 times. .In making the
tacks and hems 16 fd ling are required
before sewing. Theonter layer of a N
90 spod of thread has 113 winds upon
it and the thread :s 1-60 of an inch in
diameter. . 0;i the innermost layer
there are 83 winds, and there are ?0
layer. In I he spool. Th thread is
eapable of sustaining a weight of 23
If the machine does not "act np."
but "works to a charm." as the oper
ator expre-ses it, she can finis'i 9
aprons daily, for "ncb. she receives
60 oenta She returns them to her
employers lit Jots of 6 dozens, and
pays the express charges f 15 cents
from her owu pocket The manufact
urer sells them just &3 - fee . receives
them to the jobber, who J.-ptoj-s oili
er operatives to make the necessary
buttonholes and sew on the buttons.
They then pass into th? hands of the
retailor, who sells them to the public
at the rate of f 6 a doe:i.
It does not require any very ab
struse mathematical calevlation to ar
rive at the cot of each apron. In
verr rontid nutnler it is:
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ThreaS sad express- 1 To'fM...... .......Sn
Add to this the cot of bn: tons and
button-holes at two emt ami you get
the figure. When it is said that the
house which employes the landlady's
daughter has in its employ nndcr its
own roof over 2X)opjrative- who work
on machines run by steam power,
each capable of turning out nearly two
doaen apron each day, and has near'y
ts many more oper.itires who have
their work sent to them at their
homes, which are in all the towns and
ban lets lying in a radius of fifty miles
rf that city, some idea is conveyed of
the total number of doa-ns turned out
and when it is taken into considera
tion that the cost of them is $2.61 a'
.iozen, and that they retail for it
is but fair to snrmise that there is a
"leedle brofit" somewhere, of whieh.
it may be, the sewing machine opera
tive get her fair share.
At any rate, these facts and figures,
evolved wlule the rep wr-cr's bones were
knitting and the landlady's dansrhter
was sewing, are respectfully submit
ted. .V. 1. Sun.
the Frlnelpal f ane of fire, la Telecraph
and TelepKuoe Offices.
"How do the fires beh ind the switch
boards in te'ezranh and telephone
fiices originate?" CUv Electrician
Barrett was asked recently.
"By the electric s ark passing from
ne wire to . another and igniting the
cotton covering, wh'ch has become
frayed by use," he replied.
Is it possible tn prevent these
tires?" . " -
"Yes. A lead-eoverd wire can be
used, and all damage of fire avoided."
"Then why don't the telegraph com
panies use that kind of wire?" -.
BecHUse It costs about four times a
much as the other."
'What causes the electric spiirk to
pass from one wire to another?"
'The spark or cunvnt always seeks
the shortest route to the ground, and
wheie two wir-s are close toge;.her. as
wires always arc in large switc hlmards,
the curre it will leave the one which is
the furtlie from the ground for the
other. " .
"Hon- d- cs this cause a fi" "
"The cot. on vers of th- : - art
generally oak.-d in paraGl . as
this evaporates it leaves the cotton
perfectly dry and i'lfl -trainable. Con
slant use wears the cotton and leaves
the wire exposed, and as the electric
spark jumps from "one wire to the oth
er it ignites the cott n. As there are
generally a gre'at many wire with
the frayed cotton hanging from, their
ends qnly a slight spark wilt ignite
them all, and in a moment there is a
big blaze behind, which nnless extin
juished at once, communicates to the
lioard itself, which is generally of
wood. This, of course, gives the fire
a start, and after that you know as
much about what happens as any one
else." Chicago Tribune. :
A Real Work of Art
Boston Young Lady (in theconntry)
And did yon really paint the barn
yonrself. Uncle James?
Uncle Jam. Yes.
Boston Young .Lady By hand?
Uml James Sartin.
B ston Young Lady (fetching hei
breath) Think of it. a band-paiuter
barn? Ar. Y. Sun,
"Of course I have no objection to
yur bavin? a beau, Jennie," said the
fond father to his marriageable daugh-
,"but you must not keep mm so late.
' ning a fire running all night length
Hhe coal bill, ycnTtnovf". "That is
papa,'' gurgled the fair'girl. "bnt
1 thonjrl't of that and eonfloeatIy
' w -. ?as will otlet ihe ad-
SMART SCHOLAf -
Same Benaarlcsble InfarmaU-4
by 1'uliUo Sc'.iO'jl -
The Alaginnis are monr -
adeipliia. - .'" '
The Eocij Mininti'i? n
western side of Fl.Ilj.'iIj
The first censjl-'sri-f:-
fn Philadelphia. . f
A verb is soirieih -, to -
A eirr-le is a roa:'d t:i .
a hole in the middle.
The principal products of, tT;e Ua.
States is earthquakes and t " -a' .-a.
Climate lasts all the v.."
weather only a lew days.
In Austria the principal ty i ' ,
Is gathering austrich feather-i.
Ireland is called the Emirr. - :
because it is so beautiful and :' " -
The imports of a country
..... , . . . . , . , "
wings mat are pata 101, f:e exj . v j ..
the things that are not" 5
Queen Isabella, of Spain, sol;
watch and chain and other mtilmc -that
Columbus could di-o?rf A :
The Indians pursued ilieir v
by hiding in the bushes aud th ,
Gorilla warfare was where nit
Alfred the Cfreat reignel a.i yet.
He was distinguished for ietE;j
buckwheat eakes burn and tLe Lii;
scolded him. . .
Lord James Gordon Banoett i.
gated the Gordon riots. t -
The middle ages come in Lttr
antiquity and posterity. : '
Lather introduced Chrisiirr i- -
England a good many thousand j '
ago. His birthday was sotobiIu
1883. He was once a pope. He Hvt;
at the time of the rebellion on wonr.'
Socrates destroyed some statutes ar'
had to drink shamrock.
"Braeebridge Hall" was written 1
Shakespeare translated the Script ur
and it was called St James fceea-ae
Chancer was succeeded by II V7& 1?
worth Longfellow, an Ameriirt ?
His writings were cbitfly prfr ''
nearly one hundred ysars ekJuiZ. j-
A sort of sadic.-s kind of a Lone -j
Bryant's poems. " i " ft
Holmes is a very profitable an
The Constitution of the Unifed S:V--s
is that part of the book at the tt:.c-r
end that nobody reads; s
Congress is divided Into eirl'Asi,
half-civilized and savage.
The stomach is a small pear-shaped
bone situated in the body.
nehave an npper and lower tkj "
The lower skin moves all the ti:oe a
the npper skin moves when we do. - -
back of the mouth and extends to tAe
The weight of the earth is fonnd bv
comparing a mass ot known lead with
that of a mass of unknown lead. Mart
Ttcain, in Century.
WEIGHT OF A SIGNATURE.
A Wonderful Parr of Scales That Welsh
the Hairs On st Man's Head.
la a Broadway store, which, is a
branch of a big oat-of-town scale fac
tory, are more different kinds f scales
than most people imagine were ever
made. .There "are specimens of every
grade of weighing machines, from the
lit (T f !- k" C -5 1 iS tk.f IPOI'ylk . .nil.
road car in 11 01 pig seaa down to a t.ay
balance so fine that It is kept in a g!a.
Cflju. which ronTil Ka ci rrti in nr.d'a
pocket The smallest scales of all are
made for delicate tests in assaying.-
Tbey are adjusted to milligrammes and
are so sensitive and so fine that an eye
lash can be correctly weighed on them.
Vnn can writ, rrtiir rt-ima rtn a sVtn nt
paper with a lead pencil and then find
out just how much yonr signature
weighs. The weights the more
atoms of aluminum, not half so is r're sis
the head of a pin. The machine is s -,
delicate that a little dust blowing it
from the street might affect its wo;",
ings, and it has to be carefully c-WifJ
after each exposure. It is made of
aluminum, platinum and the finest
tempered steel, and people do not use it
as a plaything as a general rale. It
cost as much as its weight in gold.
Every once in awhile a skeptic comes
along who doesn't believe it will weigh
a hair from a man's head, and if tee
mansrrOf the store has plenty of time
athi$ iiisptrral he will bring out the
wonderful little marine ahrrger?t it
A reporter happened m the otikiir
wmie me operation was going on. xne
manager took a slip of ordinary writing
paper and weighed it ----- It weighed
thirtv-eisht miliisrrammes. He then'
gave it to the visitor with a lead pencil,
and" the visitor wrote "John Henry
Lamed" on it in a fall, free hand.
Then the manager pat the slip back oa
the scale and fixed the little weights.
When he struck a balance again he bad
forty-three milligrammes on the other
side. The signature weighed precisely
five milligrammes. ; - - -"
Then the man pulled a hair out of hia
head, and the manager fonnd it weighed
three milligrammes. - An eye-lash
weighed-a little le&s . tha? e&a milli-
a I- ' - . l- . t .- 1. .
weighed five milligrammes. .
The manager showed how easy it was
to count the hair on a man's head. At
the rate of three milligrammes to a hair
there would be 8,000 haics in an ounce.
The man probably had three ounces of
hair on his head and therefre 24.0CS'
x IT : . r - T T y
Two of the wealthiest Episcopal
churches in New York. Grace and
Trinity, have determined to make their
pews free to the public.
There are now in the Prib tejian
Church in Ireland more than f " con
gregations, with 656 ministers and
"The Schoolmaster's Cl i'i -
claimed Tommy, reading fn- ;
newspaper. "My jiniinyl I s?' :
like to go to his school !" -
. There are 1,00) rj-'-e .-.".a .
the gospel in Lofidon '
oirdained missionaries in"
the heathen -Vh.u
the number beitf)
spectively. " ' . -- -
r. - .-..IBS''-' .
God 's - -All
t- - " . ' - - .
I. F. k H. JL-S;is&Sewic&Mac
Collections Made Tjfavor"