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TEN ACRES AND MARY.
I’m up _»n* awny
At break o’ day,
An' never of work I’m weary;
For I sing this aoug
As I toil along—
"I’ve got ten acres and Mary!”
For the worl' is rough,
An’ things will go contrary;
But ever this song.
As I trudge along—
"I’ve got ten acres and Mary!”
No angel bright,
With wings of light;
Of a angel I’d grow weary;
But a woman true,
That’s a jay to you—
"I’ve got ten acres and Mary!”
* THE FACE HE SAW *
WO blind people who love each
He, an ungainly, stunted figure,
with a very homely face; she, tall, thin,
of yellowish complexiou and of sickly
Benevolent people had placed them In
a blind asylum years before. There
they were brpught up.
As children they had played together,
and were contented and happy. The
pleasures of the world were as strong
to them as Its dally miseries. They
knew that quiet, comfortable house, its
large garden—and nothing more. There
they belonged. They could know noth
ing of what was going on outside. One
thing only was clear to them and that
was—that they loved each other.
A hot summer day. * * *
The two sat on a bench In the garden
"Paul, I am so glad.”
“On what account, Anna?”
“Ab! Don’t you know? To-mor
“Yes. To-morrow the famous oculist
will be here.”
"And he will make us both see.”
"If he Is really able to accomplish
“You are joking. Of course, he will
be able to do It. jl'hat Is Ills business.”
“Then, at last, I shall be able to see
your lovely face. Of that I am glad.”
"And of nothing else?”
“Paul,” said she, laughing quietly,
"l.tw do you know that I have a lovely
"Because I have seen you twice al
ready—In a dream. You had golden
taajy and wings as white as snow.”
"Oh! if that were only true!”
"It Is quite certali.”
"Was 1 so beautiful?” she asked, seiz
ing him by the hand: “so beautiful?
But when I reflect, Paul, I think It
would be even better for us to be true
to each other than to be able to see.
That would be lovely. Don’t you think
”1 know not,” he answered thought
fully; and then both were silent. * * *
The eventful day had passed. The
operation on the eyes had been perform
ed. If not all a delusion, it must prove
"Neither of you must take the band
age off the eyes for fourteen days!”
Buch was the doctor’s order before he
On the next evening, after the sun
had gone down, the two were again
seated In the garden, dinging close to
"Paul, when will we first see each
"In fourteen days!”
"1 know, but that Is much too long.
Kight days would certalnljr be long
"Less time than that, perhaps; but
we have the doctor's order.”
“I cannot endure to wait so long.
What If the operation has been a fail
ure, and we have rejoiced in vain!
He was silent.
"For all that, we could---- ”
"Only for a moment, dear Paul. It
will surely not be wrong.”
"You will, notwithstanding---- ”
“Only for a moment. We will put
the bandages on again Immediately.
You need not be at all afraid. Please,
"Rather let us wait. We have suf
fered many years. Let us endure It a
few days longer.”
"No. I cannot wait. If you love me,
do It. or I will myself alone.”
He hesitated a while, but at length
answered calmly: “We will do It.”
“Tomorrow morning early—here at
"Thanks. You will come at the ap
"Good night. 1 hope you will have a
good aleeX* * * *
Paul lias ben long out of bed. He Is
In drend of the next hour. Anna, of
course, is beautiful, but he? Who knows
how ugly he may be? Perhaps he Is
handsome also, but he can never ap
pear before her In’ this dreadful uncer
"Off with the bandage!”
He tore It loose and threw It on the
♦able. Ills eyes were still closed. He
ran to the cupboard and searched there
until be found a small mirror. He then
went to the window, where lie seated
himself and waiter!. Ills heart beat
violently; bls bead was In a glowing
In feverish anxiety he sat there, hie
sightless eyes flxed on the little glass,
which bls fingers held In a Arm clasp.
It must now decide his fate. In a few
minutes be would have certain knowl
Clear daylight cam®.
TTe felt the light, openeh his eyes
slowly and stared at the mirror, trem
bling all the while with torturing ex
pectation. No, no, no! But see! What
is that? Could that be himself? An
old, pock-marked, ugly face! He?
Those pale, sunken cheeks, that red,
tousled hair, those decayed teeth, that
long ueck? It could not be possible.
No; It must not be!
He closed his eyes, leaned far out of
the window, opened them wide and
looked again. Ills image was still there,
unchanged. Still he would not believe
it. In horror he kept on staring at the
glass until It became clouded. Then
a veil seemed drawn slowly over bis
eyes. It grew more ami more Indis
tinct; darkness gathered all about him,
and suddenly everything was black. He
saw no more.
Despair seized him. He thought he
bad become Insane. He threw the mir
ror away, stamped with bis feet and
struck himself in the face. Anna would
see him. and she would be horrified.
She would forsake him—ugly and blind
—and she would go away into the sunuy
world and forget him. He must re
main behind, helpless and alone. All
the happiness was gone forever.
He sank Into a chair and sobbed like
a little child.
Suddenly he started up. A well-
known band caressed his head.
“Is It you, Paul?” he beard her ask
in a whisper.
“Yes,” said he, breathing heavily.
“Paul, 1 looked for you everywhere
In the garden and could not find you.
Then I took off the bandage.”
“And do you see me?” cried Paul In
“1 must say that I do not. No, no! It
Is Just as dark as it was before. The
operation was a failure. 1 see nothing
“And I nothing,” said Paul exultingly.
“I also took off the bandage, at once
everything became quite dark.”
“Now,” said Anna with a sigh, "we
must remain forever blind.”
“It is better so,” answered Paul with
a happy heart; and he tenderly em
braced bls poor blind friend.
DIVORCES IN VAHIOUS STATES.
Oklahoma the Only One that Believes
in Making Separation Easy.
With the enactment of the law re
quiring one year's residence In North
Dakota before a divorce can be granted,
another State Joined the decent ma
jority of those which are not inclined
to make things easy for people who
wish to be separated from wife or hus
Oklahoma Is now the only State or
territory In which only uluety days’
residence is required.
The term of residence now required
In other States is as follows:
GENERAL J. S. COXEY.
I FAMOUS LEADER OF THE
He Is Now a Quarry Operator, und Ta
Rapidly Piliuyj Up a Fortune—Food
Supplied to Every Trump, but He
Muut Work for It.
Gen, Jacob S. Coxey of “commonweal
army” fame. Is no longer dealing with
' theories, but with facts. From the day
that he was ordered
off the grass at the
national capital 'ie
became a new man.
He turned his at
tention from poli
tics to finance, and
Is now making
money at the rate
of four figures a
day. He is operat-
jacob s. coxhy . Ing a stone quarry
five miles from Massillon, Ohio, which
is as profitable as a small gold mine.
Setting up as a large employer of un
skilled labor, Gen. Coxey had a chance
to demonstrate the practicability of his
commonweal theories. His sou, Jesse
Coxey, a stalwart young fellow, has
also figured extensively in the solution
■of the great "hobo problem.”
It is the policy of Coxey riot to turn
away any man who wants work. There
Is a steady run of men who come and
go from the quarry property. At pres
ent there are 50 employes at the plant,
and among these are only two of the
"hoboes” of the original commonweal
army. But there are plenty of recruits
from the ends of the earth. The story
of Coxey’s quarry has been circulated
among tramps all over the country.
They are sure of a welcome, a day’s
rations, and a chance to leave when
work becomes too onerous.
“De ole man's easy, but keep yer
eyes peeled fer Jesse,” is the word late
ly passed around.
Clad in a great fur coat, a slouch hat
pulled down over his eyes, and carry
ing with him an air of bustling activ
ity, General Coxey, the quarry opera
tor and wealthy mine owner, Is a dif
ferent man from the Coxey who march
ed on Washington with his army of
tramps five years ago. He owns ex
tensive lead mines in Missouri aud Is
preparing to put up a steel plant soon.
“Politics?” queried the General. “I’m
not in politics now. Not that I have
changed and do not hold the same prin
ciples as 1 did, but for the present I
have dropped polities. I have too much
work on hand.” But Coxey lias with
him relies of his political canvass. On
the switch near his profitable quarry
stand four coaches. The one, a I’ull-
man palace ear, is used by Jesse Coxey,
wife, and little daughter, as a dwelling
place. A second car is used ns kitchen
and storeroom for workmen at the
quarry. The dining-room is in a third
ear. the one used by Coxey in his polit
ical tour over the United States. The
sides of the car are decorated with at
tractive printing, telling of the princi
ples advocated by Coxey on no-interest-
bearing bonds, good roads, and other
questions. But the Interior of the ear
lias been changed.
A long table of plain boards Is In the
center of the coach. This Is to seat the
hungry men 'as they come to their
meals Tin cups and plates are always
spread ready for meal time. There is
little style when the hoboes and other
1 It Is believed, the tramp steamship will
have virtually disappeared from th«
oriental carrying trade and its place
will be taken by the square rigger oi
towering masts and mazy cordage. Al
ready, indeed, the movement froti
steam to sail is said to be under way.
That fat-seeing corporation, the Stand
ard Oil Company, has for a year or twe
been securing desirable sailing ships
for its trade with the east until at pres
ent it has quite a considerable fleet. As
illustrating how the prices of ships have
gone up two years ago the American
clipper Eureka, in good condition, wax
sold for $20,000. She was transformed
into a barge. A vessel of similar ton
nage and in no better condition was
sold recently for $00,000.
The reason for the change of motive
power is not far to seek. It lies in the
increasing difficulty of securing coal
at Algiers, Port Sahl, Colombo and
other way stations to the orient. At
present the prices of coal are so high
as to be almost prohibitive and ships
leaving Philadelphia or New York for
China are compelled to sacrifice any
where from 1,000 to 1.500 tons of carry
ing capacity to their coal supplies.
Heretofore they have taken on only 500
tons of coal, or enough to carry them
from one coaling station to another.
Thus freight room was economized.
But with coal prices soaring aud the
stocks at the stations being only suf
ficient for the regular lluers and the
warships the freighters are compelled
to change their plans. British shipping
merchants have taken steps to antici
pate this coal question by changing
many of their ships in the China ami
Japan trade to oil burners.
Ten years ago it was practicably Im
possible to operate a sailing ship in the
oriental trade profitably—the steamers
had driven them out. It is predicted
by a Philadelphia shipping man that
“ten years hence it will be practically
impossible to operate a freight steamer
in the oriental trade profitably— the sail
ers will drive them out.” The new clip
pers, however, are to be a vast Improve
ment upon the old. They will be of
steel. Within twelve months, accord
ing to the belief of the shipping man
quoted, the building of steel clippers
for the eastern trade will lie begun on
the Delaware, and hundreds of such
vessels will be constructed within the
next dozen years. “They are the only
class of craft that can carry goods to
and from the far east at a profit.”—
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
Libelous publication about a de
ceased person is held, in Bradt vs. New
Nonpareil Company (Iowa), 45 L. R. A.
<>81, to give the mother of the deceased
no right of action.
Employes working more than eight
hours per day in violation of a statute
Arizona, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada,
are held, in Short vs. Bullion, Beck &
South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
Co. Mining Company (Utah), 45 L. R. A.
808, to have no right of action for the
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colo
extra services, either on the contract
rado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,
or on a quantum meruit.
Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New
Owner of premises dangerous to tres
Hampshire, New Mexico, New York,
passers is held. In Cooper vs. Overton
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Isl
(Tenn.), 45 L. R. A. 591. to have no lia
and, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia,
bility for injuries to trespassers, even
Washington and Wisconsin.
if they are children, unless they are In
duced to enter the premises by some
Florida, Indiana, Maryland, North Car
thing unusual and attractive placed
olina, Tennessee, Vermont.
upon It by the owner or with his knowl
edge and permitted to remain there.
Connecticut, New Jersey.
A communication made in good faith
Massachusetts (unless parties are resi
In tlie course of his duty, by the cash
dents nt the time of marriage».
ier of a bank, by indorsing on a dishon
During the reign of the ninety-day
ored note held for collection that it was
resilience law divorces were sometimes
a forgery, is held, In Caidwell vs. Story
granted on curious grounds. For in
(Ky.), 45 L. R. A. 735, to be a privileged
stance, a woman was granted a divorce
communication which does not create
because Iter husband did not bathe fre
any liability for libel, though it Is In
quently enough, thereby causing her
timated that the maker may be liable
great mental anguish. Another man
for slander if he falsely declares that
slept with n razor under his pillow,
the note is forged.
solely to frighten his wife, who was
A statute reviving a barred remedy
accordingly given a divorce. A third
so as to impair a title to property which
defendant made his wife elinth a step
has vested under the statute of limita
ladder to drive nails In the woodshed;
tions Is held, in McEldowuey vs. Wyatt
one woman complained that her hus
(W. Va.). 45 L. R. A. 009, to be uncon
band treated her as a child; another got
stitutional as a deprivation of property
a divorce because her husband enlisted
without due process of law; but it Is
In the navy; a decree was Issued to a
held otherwise with the revival of a
woman whose husband cut off • her
cause of action which does «tot affect
any vested right of property. With
AT COXKV’s STONK QUARHY.
this case there Is a note discussing the
A Hcolchni • «'» Self-Control.
Charles Mathews used to tell a good workmen eat, but they seem wlthnl to other authorities on tlie question of
story In support of the truth of the re je a happy set aud fairly well content vested rights in defense of statute of
mark about a Scotchman, a Joke, and a 'll with their lot. This non-interest- limitations.
surgical operation. When "starring” In tearing car Is also used as a sleeper.
Oyster a Foot Long.
Edinburgh, his landlord, who seldom Every man lias his bunk. There are
If reports are to be believed, we are
attended any other public meeting save ower aud upper berths, plain, but
the "kirk," asked Mathews if he would warm, aud, no doubt, comfortable to soon to have something entirely new In
oblige him with "a pass for the play the man who has swung a.big sledge the culinary line. Tlie Yezo oysters of
Japan, which have ns much of a repu
for ten hours In crushing stone. The
On this favor being readily granted, •lothlng on these beds Is of plain grade, tation In Japan as blue points have on
the "guld mon,." as lan Maclaren would but the beds are kept In cleanly condl- this side of the globe, are to be trans
say. donned his cheerful black surf, and lon. and the men express themselves planted to America. These oysters
grow to a foot in length, and they will
witnessed Mathews’ two great perform uitisfled with their sleeping quarters.
ances, Sir Charles Coldstream In “Used Coxey’s home, at present. Is near the work a revolution In the culinary de
Up," and Plummer In “Cool as a Cu ]uarry. He has a combination frame partments of American households.
cumber,” both downright “side-split mil log dwelling house. It Is well ar- For some time good cooks have been
In the condition of the small prince
-anged, and the appointments are such
Meeting his landlord on the stairs as is to make It comfortable throughout who, having everything that mortal
he proceeded to his own room after the He Is five miles from Massillon. Ohio, could possibly need, had only one wish
performance, Mathews was cordially ind half a mile from a railway sta- — something to cry for. That is the
way It has been with the housekeeper
greeted by that gentleman, of whom he : tlon.
who has rung the changes on familiar
then Inquired how lie had enjoyed the I Only two of the men of the old Coxey
dishes until there seemed nothing new.
irtny are at work In the Coxey quarry. Though it sounds somewhat impossi
“Aweel,” said the Northerner, "It Pat Keenan was the color bearer of
ble, the serving of twelve-inch oysters
pleased me vara much, ye ken. and 1 I :he army that marched to Washlugton on the half shell—yet it Is probable
conseeder you played unco' naturally: | mder the tanner that was raised by that the Japanese themselves eat them
but. heigh, mon. I'd a hard matter to ’oxey. lie Is to-day a fireman at the raw, for they eat a great deal of their
keep frae laughing."
piarry. “Jack," another workman at fish In that‘way. It is not a long step
he quarry, made the march to Wash- from raw oysters to fish, and but for
A Novel at'" Fanil y.
ngton with Coxey. Both have settled the prejudice other people might agree
Robert Barr, the novelist, when asked lown to steady work and stand by their
a few questions about himself and his eader. but refuse to discuss the great with them. But we are not to get the
family said: “My wife la a Canadian »rindples of the once-famous “com- big oysters in this part of the country
so soon that we need speculate upon
of English descent. My daughter Is a nonweal.”
what we will do with them. They are
Yankee, l>oin In lietroit. My son is au
to l»e planted In the tidewaters of
C LO-TIME TARS ON DECK.
Englishman, born In I-ondon. 1 am an
Washington and Oregon, and it will b«
American citizen. made on« in Detrv.L"
Promiseil Revival of Sailin* Vessels in some time before we shall have Yezo
the Carrying Trade.
oysters shipped with our California
New s*af ty Ch. ok.
A new safety check has a number Are we coming once more to a day of fruits.—Chicago Chronicle.
of perforated sections diverging from all spars, bellying sails aud "really
The women hare to take so many
a central polut at one end of the check, ruly” jack tars Instead of machinists
on which are printed series of dollars nd freight handlers In the foreign scoldings from their preachers in
from one upward, the sections being rail«? That Is the predleltlon that church that It Is too much to expect
torn off until th« right amount U t freely made at the Philadelphia Mar- that they also take sculling* 'rum
Urn« Exchange. Within a few year«. their husband*
When the sea is frozen for miles, as In
the Arctic Ocean, the fishes find It very
hard to come to the surface, and must
then "breathe” the air which is dis
A COLUMN OF PARTICULAR IN solved in the water. You have often
seen the tiny bubbles which collect on
TEREST TO THEM.
tlie inside of a glass which has been
standing full of water over night. Well,
Something that Wilt Interest the Ju that is the air which has been dissolved
venile Member" of Every Household in the water, and after the glass has
—Quaint Actions and Bright Sayings been tapped, so that all these bubbles
of Many Cate and Cunning Children. come to the top, fishes could not livs
in that water. In other words they
It is not a pleasant thing to be the would drown.
plain sister of two beautiful girls, and
Kind to Si«ter.
Patty Chilton found that out before
Baby Ronald (as sister enters the
the was four years old. Not that Patty room)—Here, Sissie! berg’s a bootiful
was rea'ly plain, but her candid aunts biscuit for you!
had made no secret of the fact that she
Sissie holds out her band to receive it.
was not to be compared, in point of
Baby (suddenly taking back the bla-
looks, with Berenice, her sister of cuitj—I’ll eat it for you. Sissie!
seven, and Mabel, the little beauty of
Playing at War.
two. Nor was she as bright as Ber-
alce they said.
“Bernice is so like the Westovers!”
was their frequent remark, and the
greatest possible praise they could give
—these Westover spinsters.
So Patty grew up with the feeling
that she was a very; poor sort of crea
ture. Her visits to lier Grandma West
over's were never pleasant, and but for
the unfailing kindness of grandma her
self, would have been wholly painful;
for she was systematically snubbed,
while Berenice and Mattel were petted
and made much of by their two aunts.
Their bright sayings were quoted, and
their beauty openly praised.
Patty was not Jealous or envious of
her sisters, but sat and admired them
Bllently, only wishing In her sore heart
that she were like them, or else a boy.
She often wished she had been a boy.
One day her mother asked her why.
"Because then it would be all right to
“Why, 1111110!” said Mrs. Chilton, to
whom her children were pretty—alike.
SHE SCRUBBED VENUS,
"What makes you think you are ugly,
And Was Grieved that the Result Was
•That old, mean looking glass says
One of the Lares and Penates of at
jo,” was Patty's answer, and she would
lever admit that she had gathered the family in town is a plaster cast of the
Venus of Milo, says tlie New York
Idea from any other source.
No one ever guessed how all the fine Times. She was a treasure in spotless
irrows of ridicule pierced and tore that white until one day when the owner
sensitive heart, for it was a pet theory of the armless lady had the mlsfortuue
jf the Aunts Westover that Patty was to read in a household magazine a pre
“thick skinned” and phlegmatic. In scription which showed that by a coat
other words, she was not a Westover, ing of oil the bumble plaster Venus
but a Chilton. It was only Berenice and might be changed into a glorious bit of
Mabel whose tender seuslbilltes were to old ivory. The prescription was tried,
but it was not altogether a success. Th»
be always considered.
Of course poor Patty was never her Venus, sure enough, took on a deeper
natural self In the presence of those toue In face and drapery, but her com
who so totally misunderstood her. She plexion had more the atmosphere Of
was silent aud they thought her dull; Jersey mud, certain plain-spoken peo
the was sad and heartsore, and they ple said, than ivory. However, sho
' said she was sulky. And so it went on. was cherished still and lived happily
find the girls grew fast. Bernice and despite her uncertain eastern tints and
Mabel lost none of tlielr beauty, but, adorned a conspicuous place modestly
thanks to the unwise compliments upon and worthily.
That was until within a day or two
which their vanity had been feifsince
their babyhood, they lost one of the when the family to which the Venus
sweetest charms of girlhood—simplic belonged tbok it upon themselves to!
ity. They knew they were pretty, and change their place of abode. There
they dressed, talked and acted *for was some confusion, as there will be at!
effect. Patty walked with the careless such occasions in the best-regulated
grace of nature, while her sisters families, and for a few days the Venus
minced in the way they supposed to be stood around the house waiting to be
the most ladylike and fetching. When packed quite as if she was not a beauty
Patty spoke it was In a downright, and model woman. There is a moral
earnest way, and her big, sweet smile in this story which allows that if even
warmed the hearts of every one but superior people resort to commonplace
the two Misses Westover.
practices they will be treated like com
Not so her sisters. When they spoke monplace people.
It was with the Delsartean expressions
One of the other treasures of this
»ml gestures—sweetly or haughtily, particular family in addition to the
archly or sedately, sadly or merrily; Venus was a nice honest Hibernian
tnil oil! such lowering of long eyelashes, lady, devoted to tlie scrubbing brush,
such heavenward castings of azure and with opinions of her own concern
blue eyes, such shakings of golden ing many things In general and Venuses
curls, such graceful turnings of fair of Milo in particular. The time came
necks! Of all these arts and banish at last for the Venus to be packed, but
ments the two pretty sisters were past she was missing add investigation led
mistresses at a very tender age.
to the kitchen. There—strangely as
When Patty was about fourteen. Miss sorted companions—were found Venus
Lincoln took board for the summer at of Milo and the Hibernian lady to
Grandma Westover's pretty old place, gether, the one standing in front of the
»nil then Patty enjoyed her visits to her sink with a worried look on her com-
grandmother’s, for Miss Lincoln “took” forthble countenance, while the Venus,
I to Patty, and Patty loved Miss Lincoln. with her usual vere de vere expression,
1 She was an artist, and Patty could was lying back In the dishpan. which
. show her all the pretty spots in the was filled with foamy suds, while the
| lovely old town; Patty knew where nil Hibernian lady scrubbed her with ♦.
the wild flowers grew, and the haunts will.
• nd habits of all the “little people of
“Me heart's near broke,” exclaimed
the woods.” In return for her helpful the Hibernian lady as she looked tr> to
ness Miss Lincoln gave her dally les see the expectant members of the fam
sons in her art and the nptltude aud ily. "It’s scrubbing her I've been this
Interest of he. pupil surprised her.
two hours and she’s no nearet clane
“With her love of nature, her won- now than she were In tlie first place.”
ierful power of observation, and the
But if the Venus had not changed
natural genius which I really believe her complexion her haughty plaster ex
tlie child has. I should not wonder at terior begun to soften during her long,
nil If your little Patty is not a famous hot bath and she will never in the fu
woman sdme day,” she said to Miss ture occupy the honored place in the
■ Minnie Westover.
family that she had before.
I Aunt Minnie smiled Incredulously.
"I must confess such a thing would
surprise me a great deal."
Those who have made a study of th«
| “Well, wait and see,” said Miss Lin lower orders of the vegetable kingdom
coln. “I Intend to talk to her father and tell us that of the large group of mush
■ mother before I go away. If she is rooms, which Includes a multitude of
given the proper opportunities, she will species, only a few are poisonous. Un
fortunately, igornnee of this class of
And Miss Lincoln proved a true vegetables is so profound that few are
prophet Years after, when the two able to distinguish one species from an
pretty sisters had lost their youth and other, and hence we make use of the
beauty, and were the commonplace one species with which we are so fa
wives of commonplace men, Patricia miliar, anil in some cases with the com
Chilton Fleming was a name known mon puff ball. The fnct remains, how
the world over, “Patricia Cilton Flem ever, that a very large majority are
ing” In the corner of a painting would beneficial to mankind.
give it a large price, and was the adored
This Is true also of the more minute
wife of one of the most distinguished classes of the vegetable kingdom known
' men of our times.
as bacteria. There seems to be no end
And Aunt Minnie says:
to the number of species which those
"Who would ever have guessed poor who make a study of them are con-
Patty would do so well? She Is more I stantly discovering and naming; and
■ Westover than I thought.”— Waverly. | yet it is as true of this class as among
Jnst • Common Baby.
| the mushrooms that only a very small
Maliel—Say, ma, you know them percentage are injurious, while a vast
Italian folks on the corner that have i majority are beneficial to mankind. It
a little baby? Well, their baby ain’t is amusing, if the results were not so
Italian after all.
serious, to read the accounts In dally
Mrs. Wilkins—It isn’t? How can you i papers and magazines, which should
I know better, as to the awful light In
Mabel—Why, I heard It cry to-day which we should look at these minute
J and It cried Just exactly like our Eng organisms. The very name bacterium
Is used to ft'gbten people into all aorta
of expensive and useless measures. To
Flshea Can Be Browned.
Fishes, like other auimals, need ah'. read—as we all do almost daily—of th«
If they could not get It they would be evil doings of bacteria, one may feel a
■ suffocated Just as you would if you surprise that there Is a living being uq
were locked up in an air-tight trunk. the earth.—Meehan's Monthly.
FOR LITTLE FOLKS.