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Trials of Writers.
George Eliot in one of her letters,
ferring to her, novel "Daniel. Deron
" writes as follows: '1y book
peens to wo so unlikely ever to be
tilniqlied in a way that will make It
worth while giving to the world that
St is a kind of glass In which I behold
pny intirmities." Again of the same
work. "As usual, I am suffering much
from doubt as to the worth of what I
aum doing and fear lest I may not be
able to complete It so a to make it a
contr4tion to literature and not a
p-ere addition to the heap of books."
Montesquieu wrote thus to a friend:
"I thought I should have killed my
gett these three months to finish a
anorceau (for his great work) which I
(wished to Insert on the origin and
lvoutions of the civil laws of France.
Iou will read It In three hours, but I
ido assure you that It cost me so much
Raber that It has whitened my hair."
The eminent modern Fr-ench writer
luatave FIaubert suffered tortures in
fis efforts to attain perfection. When
eomposing, he would sometimes spring
ito his feet, shriek aloud and call him
telf "blockhead." "idiot." No sooner
-was one donbt removed than another
mrose. At other times he would sit at
(his writing table as one magnetized,
Oost In contemplation. Ills friend Tur
Ogeneff declared that It was exceedingly
'touching to see his struggles with lan
guage. le would work a whole day
-and sometimes all night on a single
s- A Queer Ad.
"An Italian with a piano organ was
turning the handle of his machine rap
idly, but not a note was to be heard. I
stopped at once. What on earth could
be the matter?"
The speaker, an advertising agent,
"Finally," he said, "I went up close
to the uan.
"'A breakdown7' I asked.
"le pointed to a small placard on
the organ's front. and I read:
"I'e lnterior of the Instrument has
been removed. The relief that in con
sequence you experience I4 as nothing
eompared with that which Iinediate
ly follows a dose of Sure Cure Cough
"It was an original ad.." the expert
ended, "and I followed it up. From
what the Sure Cure people told me, I
found that the same ingenuity and
money put in legitimate newspaper
advertising would have brought 50 per
cent more returns." - Now Orleans
A Lion Tamer's Secret.
The boarbound growled, and the
great yellow lion leaped back In fear.
"The lion could k-ill the hound," the
trainer sanid. "but he doesn't think so.
He thinks the bound could easily kill
"When the lion was a cu) this boar
hound, full grown, lived in the cage
with him. The big dog could. of
course, lIck the little cub. and the cub
therefore feared and r'espected him.
N~ow the cuh Is grown up, but ho still
thinks the hound is the better. We
rear a cub with a full growni hound in
this way for a reason. The hound Is a
pr'otctIon to us traIners afterward
when the cub is grown, for then should
he become rambunctious one look from
the do will send him, subdued antd
ashamed, slinking off to the eage's far
thest corner."--Ph!l!adelphiia Bulletin.
SThe Story of Zero.
The!m word "zero" Is f'rom~ the Spaish
andl~ me~ans "emp~ty," h''nee nothing. it
was first usred for a theriometer in c
1795 i-y a Prusslain med FahrenheIt. i
By experimentIng wIth Snow and saltt
Fahrenihelt found that he could pr'o- t
d(cn '1 degree of cold equr.1 to t hat of
1hec coldest winter day. It happened ,j
that the (day on whleh he miade his
final experiment was the (coldest that
anyhody could remember', and, struck
with the coincidence of hIis scientiie
discovery, he hastily concluded that ho
had found the lowest degree of tem
perature, eliter natural or artificial.
He called the degree "zero" and con
structed a thermometer graduating up
from zero to boiling point, whIch ho
nlumbered 212 and the freezing point
.. li Stevenson as Ho Talked. ru l
the sutoking room, ays W~alter Crane
In his "An Artist's Ilem"'nisc.ences" of I
Rtobert Louis Stevenson. the center of
an admiring circle, andii discourse v'ery'
much in the saime style as that in
Whleh he wrote. It gave onie the im
Tressioni of artificiality r'athuer--l mnn
Ill manner of speaking and choice of
)vords, as if caref'ully .,eiected and cul
~tivated. if a remnark' was offered by
nOt9 of the .ompanyill lhe woui perihapsa
negept it nud turn about, umuch als a
.cOIR))ror does when lhe l)orriow$ a hand
l5.orchilef or a hat frin some1 one0 in his
n-udien'e, or per'lhaps he would worki it
intQ lils next senter'e. retur'nlng it to
hits .11nterlocutor liiirov'ed--wrappebtd ini
1allver' paper, mnetaphiorically SIpeakinig.
ibukualI asi his spiech-a long, pale.
ithin face and Iuanli hair, quick anud pen
otating eyes and a rattler sardonic
~~lo. The worlid in- general, espeeial
~ n clubland, w15ro white shirts gnd
*Q' n('s ie a i'uledsut Rev'oiu pgrM1
W\e wish to thank oi
liberal patronage they gi
We are now replenish
and we are going to offe
trade with us.
Watch this space.
How "Tea Lead is Made
Ten- lead for 1lining teni chess liasu
erior at least from the standp1joint of
lienptiess to any other me'tal. Aerr
ig to ana article in, the 1rn~sa WVorl,1.
Ie method p~ractlced b~y the C2hiner in
.ie mnanufnture of tea lead !a *, prem.
he ecess5 of lenad islameltedi in anm ironi
ettle by a t'.Irect fire undernieth. Ri1co
apmer is enrefully amoothted down over
bie surface of' the stonies to supply a1
onconductor of heamt and1( thua pre
ont the chilling of the lead. They
tonesI aire no0w placd flamt upon the
round anmd the uipper one raised1 a
or itfiatnce, with onet edge resting, t r
pon the lower stone. lIn other wordsa.
hie stones are opened like at book. AI
idle full of imelted lendc is nowv p~oured
a between the stoneCs, anmd the tOp) one0 1psh scrap
3 quIckly dropped. 'rhe lead is squeez0- balanced and C
d out until only a thin layer is left.
en lecal usually runs from .C05 to .110
neh in thiekness.
An Untamed Marquia.
The father of the Marquis of Blute
ind an amusing experience in the
ieighborhood of Rlothesniy. He met a
bockney traveler who asked to be di
*ected to a certnin place. Deceived
y the marquis' necent, the visitor took..
uim for a southron and took occasion
to make supercilious remarks about
the barbarous islanders of flute. He
said, "Bflme me, I suppiose you're like
me, an Englishman?"
"No," responded the marquis; "i"m a
native of Bute, this island,"
"Good graeious!" excln-imed the Lon
donor, in amazement. "Then who in
the dooco tamed y~or?"
Lord Bute assumed na fierce expires
Blon and, raising a lponderou4 cud'el
he was ~arrying, said angrfly, "Who
o t~e%, 1~A k
ir friends and customers for the very
Lve us during the sale.
ing our stock for the spring business,
r you some special inducements to
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