Newspaper Page Text
A How Wily Mar
* Him Until Help
W. R. OSE, in Cicve!
The young mRa paused for a mo
ment at the foot ct the steps and
gave a quick glance at the house.
Then he ascended to the porch and
tried to open the door. Something
prevented him - the key he carried
didn't fit, or the door was bolted.
He hesitated a moment as if un
decided. Then he went around the
house and tried the side door, and
the rear door. Neither yielded to his
effoits. Evidently determined to
enter he went to the rear of the
garage and brought forth a ladder.
Placing this against the porch he as
cended to the roof and a moment
later had disappeared through a rear
And Marjorie Lane saw all this
from the house next door. Marjorie
was alone in the house. Her mother
was away on a visit, the maid was
taking her afternoon out, and her
father was at his office. Marjorie had
been reading in the little reception
hall, when the man's footsteps on
the porch next door aroused her. She
looked out and saw him.
The house next door had been un
tenanted for several weeks. The
Stetsons had gone to New York on
a visit. It was rumored they would
stay. But their furnishings were
still In the house. They were fine
furnishings, too, as Marjorie knew.
'And here was a stranger, In mid-af
ternoon, feloniously endeavoring to I
enter the deserted home.
Marjorie ran back when the
stranger went round the house, and
from a kitchen window hidden be
'hind the shade, saw him bring up the
ladder and enter the window.
The girl turned pale. This was the
sort of felony that had become so
common. The stranger had found
that the house was untenanted and
had chosen the most quiet time of the
day for his nefarious work. No doubt
be was in there now, picking over
Mrs. Stetson's choicest treasures and
selecting only the most valuable for
his bundle of loot.
What should she do?
With a shock she remembered that
the telephone was out of order. It
,had suddenly ceased to do duty at
luncheon time. Her father, who had
come home to please Marjorie, had
tried to call his office and failed.
"The phone is out of order," he
told her. "I will call them up from
the office and report it."
marjorie gave another little start
when she remembered this. It was
entirely probable that the daring
bousebreaker next door had deligpr
ately cut off the service to serve his
nefarious ends. A snipped wire
would do it. A bad man who took
such chances would know how to
surround himself with safeguards.
The house on the other side of the
Lane home was empty, too. The
Emmets were all away on a vaca
tion trip-Mr. Emmet's vacaction.
She could give no alarm there. Nor
was it probable any outcry she
raised in the street would bear prac
tical results. She was quite sure
that the only man within hearing dis
tance would prove to be that very p
bad individual who even now presum- t
ably was sampling Mrs. Stetson's
choicest household treasures. 1
Marjorie hesitated and wrung her s
hands. There wasn't a weapon in
the house, not even a stove poker
stove pokers being unknown in a
homes heated by natural gas.
Besides, what would an entire ar
senal avail her in the present di
lemma? The man would presently e
emerge with his bundle of plunder s
and hurry away. He might go over c
the back fence, or the side fence, or r
across the roofs. To pursue him p
'with firearms seemed out of the ques- la
tion--more especially as there were c
no firearms available.
Having iio other recourse Marjorie s
determinedl to wait.
She looked at the library clock. It
was 4.15. At 5 o'clock her rather had
promised to be home. They were go
ing out to dinner. If the marauder
would be sufficiently deliberate next
door it was possible her father woulda
return in time.K
She was sure he would know justt
what to do. He father was that sortt
of man. If she could only call him b
--and she looked pathetically at the
Then a step sounded on the next
door porch. Marjorie ran back to the
hall. The man was letting himself a
out of the Stetson door, a
He closed the door carefully and
crossed the poreh. He was carrying
something--a heavy suit case.
As he went down the steps Mar
jorie's heart fluttered wildly. She
mustn't let him get away like this.t
She opened the screen door and
ass ott on the porch. The man had
aeue the huse, going toward the
a"nuSir' urried after him.
"Sr- she cried.
Hoe turned arourd suddenly--..and
ji m hngld. te suit case softly
Marjorie shrank back.
Teman looked a little startled
'Dd you call me?" he asked.
It was evident that he haapln
tiful supply of nerve.-a ln
coYed,e sarjorie stammered. What
moment's time?" she askedv o
eraly ymes. ' he answered. ''se
Marjorie realized that she wa-i
an extremely unplasntdema.
Now that she stopp edase an, wlemma.
could she do With him?anywhat,
she mustn't let him think she ss
"You were looking at proDrrty' 'n
this street recently, I think," she
That might disarm him
and Plain Dealqr.
[nstantly she realized that this didn't
ound well. She hastily amended it.
"Did you find a house that suited
It was evident that he had his sus
picions. Marjorie realized this. She
was doing awkwardly. And yet when
;he met his look, she couldn't help
being confused. It was difficult to
believe that he could be a house
breaker. Then she realized that she
bad never seen a housebreaker be
"If you haven't quite satisfied your
elf about the house, will you come
back and look at this one?" she said.
rhen she hastily added, "From the
He was looking at her curiously.
Perhaps he thought her queer. She
ouldn't blame him if he did. But
f he thought her queer, he wouldn't
"I will be glad to oblige you," he
;aid. "Which house is it?"
She pointed to the house from
vhich she had just emerged.
"This," she said.
He certainly seemed surprised as
ie stared up at the house.
"Do you live here?" he asked.
"Yes." she hastily answered
'Wouldn't you like to look at the
He hesitated, and she e-pected at
Lny moment to see him take to his
But, no, he held his ground.
"Why, yes," he said, "if it will
He spoke soothingly as if he want
d to quiet her. And as he spoke he
tscended the steps.
She pointed to a chair.
"Be seated, please," she said.
LET THE HOME
T HERE are absurd ideas
and back side of a hous
and manners in a most
half the country towns,
considered necessary to
eO upon some dusty street or higI
and bolted door; with parlors
easy way from month to mon
a will be living in some back c
back doors. never at ease save
2 and as much a stranger to tl
e likely engrosses the best half
country parson. All thi's is a
Stion,.as the worst ones of the c
SIt is true that every man
Sportions of his house for the<
v$ easy and familiar hospitalitie
4i the farmer, do not call for at
a farmer invites his best fr'iend:
leth him see to it then that hi!
? and most cheerful of his hous
a to love it. and he, and his child
so that it shall be the rallying
a tions through all time. No se
e of a cheery, sunlit home-room,
Sand its flames upon the hear
ai thought: and the flame upon t
& dow, will pave a white path
( where tenderest fancies, like
a Donald Grant Mitcheil.
He gave her r. quick glarnce, and
lacing the suit case on the floor of
2e porch. seated himself.
"You are not alone here?" he said
iquiringly, and there was a touch of
licitude in his tone..
Marjorie was frightened.
"Oh, no. no," she cried, "my friends
re very near."
"That makes a difference," he said.
She felt that it did make a differ
nce, a great difference to the Lane
verware. And even as this thought
rossed her mind, the point of the,
cker in which the man sat hap
ened to strike the suit case and the
ter again gave forth its musical
Marjorie wanted to cry out, but re
"How do you like this house?" she
"The house? Oh, yes. Why, the
ouse is well enough. And you say
is in the market?"
Marjorie fancied he spoke to her
s he might to a little child.
And she could take no offense at*
bis. At all odds she must keep him
bere until help came and he could
"Yes, it is in the market." she said.
And it is a very good house, too.
'he-next time you come I will show
ou the inside. It is fully as good
s the outside. The porch is pleas
nt, don't you think?"
He looked about him critically.
"It seems to be a very good porch,"
e said, but his gaze rested on the.
She was seated on a low chair close
> the steps-quite prepared to flee
own them and raise a wild alarm if
e attempted any threatening move.
"Yes," she answered' "it is even
etter than it looks."
"May I ask." he inquired, and she;
anced his voice grew suddenly gen
le. "if you are related to the own
"I am his daughter," Mii-jorie
He seemed impressed.
"And-pardon me-do they leave
ou alone in the house?"
No. no," she quickly replied.
Not really alone. There is always
he phony, you know."
But just n1ow. the phone is out of
Mla: jori" sav'a ]inie gasp. Then,
e knu w. lIr(dark sust)i(ion w'as at
''Is it':' she weak:ly v - y
''s,'' he anlswe:r-. '1There' is a
~reak that affects the~ omlui:' block."
"How dreadful," said Mlarjorie still
nore weakly. But this would nlever
ed her sincerity. At least he had a
very singular way of lool:ing at her.
She must continue the conversation
and do her best to make it sound
"You are quite sure the air is not
too chilly,for you?" said the bad man
with still more solicitude.
"I am very comfortable," she hasti
ly answired. And then she flushed.
She had never been more uncomfort
able in all her two and twenty years.
"Wh-why do you think I am un
"I was afraid," the man replied,
"that after a fever the atmosphere
might be considered chilly."
"Fever?" said Marjorie. "I've had
no fever." She could see his pur
pose now. He wanted her to go into
the house-for a wrap, perhaps-and
then he could hastily take flight.
"And you have no fear of incipient
grip?" he asked. "They say it often
takes a very insidious form."
He moved his rocker a little and
again the suit case gave forth a clink
"You are nervous," said the bad
man. "I'm afraid you do wrong when
you needlessly exert yourself.' I know
that your father would not approve
of it. Let me call again when you
And he half arose.
"No. no," said Marjorie hastily.
"I'm very well, thank you, and not
at all nervous." She tried to laugh
to show her unconcern, but it was a
The bad man did not laugh.
"You said something about the
sale of this house," he remarked as
if to steady her.
"Oh. yes," she cried. "How do you
"It looks like an attractive resi
dence," he replied. "May I presume
to ask the owner's reasons for selling
-it is often customary in advertis
ing homes, you know."
"Yes." said Marjorie. "They us
ually claim it is lack of health, don't
they? Or change of business, or
something like that?"
"Something like that.' the bad
Marjorie cudgeled her brains.
"If my father sold this house I
float in regard to tue front,
?, which infect village morals
)ase and unmeaning way. In
and by half the farmers, it is
retain a pretending front-side
way, with tightly closed binds g
only ventured upon in an un
:h. The occupant, meantime, j
)rner-slipping in and out at g
in his most uninviting room,
e blinded parlor, which very 4
if his house, as his visitor, the u
s arrant a sham, and affecta- W
will wish to set aside certain g
ffices of hospitality. But the w
s of a country village, or of
y exceptional stateliness; the g
to his habitual living room;W
living room be the sunniest
e. So. his friends will come g,
ren-to love it and cherish it,
point of the household affec
a so distant, but the memory ei
with its pic.tures on the wall, *
:h, shall haunt the voyager's (
se hearth, and the sunlit win- eg
over the intervening waters, @
angels, shall come and go.
think it would be because he wanted
"An excellent reason," said the bad
man. "It is frank, too, and unan
"I think it is,'" said Marjorie.
"You see, living is much higher."
"So I understand."
"And clothes cost more--a great
deal more. And help is dearer-and
not nearly so satisfactory."
"It sounds discouraging."
"And your father wants to sell his
home on this account?"
"It is a good reason, isn't it?"
He looked at her in silence.
"I wonder if your telephone isn't
in working order now?" he said in a
"No, no," she cried. "I'm sure
they haven't fixed it yet."
She was determined not to give him
the chance to escape.
"I wish you would investigate," he
said. "I will give you an excuse for
going into the house. I am Quite
thirsty. May I trouble you for a glass
She shook her head.
"I dislike to be discourteous," she
said, "but the water is not at all what
it should be. You may have noticed
that prominent physicians have sev
eral times declared that typhoid fever
is directly traceable to impure drink
He onened his eyes a little wider.
"You actually refuse me a glass of
water?" he said. "That seems extra
"Perhaps it does," replied Mar
jorie, "but I assure you I am actu
ated only by the very best motives."
And she furtively glanced at the
suspicious suit case.
The bad man opened his eyes still
"I can't help thinking it seems
strange," he said.
And just then Marjorie gave a start
and a wild light suddenly gleamed in
her soft brown eyes.
Her father was coming up the
She watched the bad man narrowly
and waited his first desperate move.
Her father came nearer and nearer
-he was ascending the steps, he was
on the p)orch!
Then a most extraordinary thing
happened before Marjorie could cry
"Why, hello, Compton," cried her
father, cordially. "How are you?"
And he held out his hand and the
bad man shook It.
"This is very neighborly," said her
father. "I suppose Compton told you
dear, that he had bought the Stetson
huse next door, and is to live there
wvith his mother, And you are very
As he disappeared Marjorie turned
quickly to the stranger.
"I-I took you for a housebreak
er," shc hoarsely whispered. "! saw
you climbing through the window. I
saw you bring out that." And she
pointed at the suit case. "You cant
blame me. You certainly acted the
The stranger laughed. Now that
he 'was no longer a bad man he
seemed a very attractive youth.
"And I took you for an irresponsi
ble-mentally weak., you know. And
you certainly played the role in a life
"What's in that suit case?"
"Door trimmings, locks and hinges.
I'm having them changed."
And the contents tinkled merrily
as he pushed the case with his foot.
"Say," whispered Marjorie.
"Don't you dare betray me to my
"About the house?"
"Well, I'll think it over. In the
meantime you are in my power-and
don't forget it."
"Housebreaker!" she hissed.
"Irresponsible," he returned and
rubbed his head and stared vacantly.
Whereat they both laughed, and
were still laughing when Marjorie's
father came back.
INSECTS THAT DEVOUR
Between the first of last January
and the thirty-first of next December
the farmers of the United States will
have lost $795,100,000. Speaking
from figures gathered by the National
Bureau of Entymology. Reginald
Wright Kauffman, in one of those
searchlight articles which have made
Hampton's Magazine so much talked
about, says, in that magazine, that
insects annually destroy food products
valued at a sum sufficient to maintain
the entire Federal Government.
There is a loss of $200,000,000 in
cereals, he says; $53,000,000 in hay;
$60,000,000 in cotton; $5,300,000 in
tobacco, and $53,000,000 in truck
crops. Sugar loses $5,000,000, and
the rest of the vast loss is about even
ly distributed among the other prod
ucts of the farm.
You think that a heavy toll? Then,
says Mr. Kauffman, you do not know
the amount of destruction which a
single Insect can effect in the pursuit
of its living. The Hessian fly, for
example, has far outclassed the busy
bee as a model of industry, for in the
instance of this insect alone the dam
age done to grain in America, since
we began to keep account of it, has
amounted to considerably over $20,
Far better, however, is the record
of the cotton leaf worm which,
though It is less troublesome than of
old-and for that you may thank
birds- still exacts a yearly tribute
of from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000.
This and other insects make the cot
ton losses aggregate $60,000,000 and
make you, madam, pay more than
you used to for your batistes and
lawns, On the other hand, insect
eggs which the birds upon your hat
would ordinarily destroy, are, when
depositedl in grains, hatched among
the stored products and cost us $100,.
000,000 a year.
WORDS OF WISDOM,.
Life~ is made uip principally of an
E.cipations and regrets.
Some men make more noise doing
a day~s work than other men do in
organizing a billion-dollar trust.
You can't tell about a woman.
Even the lady lion tamer would prob
ably yell for help if she should see a
When I see a woman kissing her
dog in preference to her husband, I
can't help feeling sorry- arn th dog.
Money talks, but a woman can gen
erally get in the last word.
Heroism is ephemeral. Even the
man who dies for his country is none
the less a dead one.
The average man is apt to wish he
had all the money he has lost trying
to make a lot.
All the world may love a lover' ex
ept the particular object of a fel
When one girl throws a fellow
over, another is always waiting to
drop him a line.
Adam was once caught napping,
and ever since it has been possible
for a woman to pull the wdol over a
When a doctor tells his iatient not
to drink champagne he probably
wants to be sure of getting his money.
--From "Musings of a Gentle Cynic,''
in the New York Times.
Bells Instead of Horns.
A Chicago citizen who has evident
ly been scared frequently by the loud
"honk" of automobile horns as he
scudded across streets, has written to
he Tribune to suggest "that automo
iles be made to carry sleigh bells, the
same as horses are required to wear
in sleighing time." This, he thinks
"would give continual warning to pe
:estrians." He adds, by way of
linching his plan and commending it
to motorists: "Riding would be more
enjoyable accompanied by a nice
toned set of bells. There would no
oubt be quite a strife among manu
facturers to s:ee who could turn out
the finest ton: d machine as a selling
point."-New York Tribune.
The American opinion of coffee as
understood in the English home is
not high, and how the coffee of the
English lodgings is esteemed may be
understood from the following trav
eer's tale. It was his first morning
in London "apartments," and his
landlady came up with the brea.kfast,
and as he began the meal opened a
"It looks like rain," she said.
"It does," replied the American;
"but it smells rather like coffee."
renano was inventerd early in the
THE SMELL OF THE RAIN.
All Nature Senses It and Echoes Wel.
come With Outstretched Arms.
Sweeter than any perfume ever dis
tilled by the chemist, sweeter than
roses or cape jessamines, or the scent
of a ripe grape, sweeter than new
mown hay or a baby's breath, sweeter
than fresh linen and milady's washed
hair, is the smell of the rain.
It is the b:'eath to the nostrils, ex
hilaration to the lung. elixir to the
blood, and wine to the brain. The
dusty earth inhales it and is pulsing
again with potential life: the flowers
that were panting are rovived, and
the very leaves of the trees absorb
it as incense and are lifted up. Hun
gry, iretful, parched and complain
ing, man opens'his mouth and gulps
it down like a gormand.
The fading and wilting cotton blos
som welcomes it as a message of new
life, and the naked of all the world
rejoice In the hope of replenished
wardrobes. The growling, groveling
beasts of the stock exchange, intent
upon the dust and drought and want
of grim prospect, sniff it and are
abashed and tame. Miasmas of pri
vation and distress fade away from
it, as the fogs before the surtiine,
and mellow wholesomeness possesses
the fields and permeates the habita
tions of men.
The grass of the plains, brown and
withered and dry as stubble, senses
it as the blind and deaf are aware.
of the unseen and unheard approach
of friends, and it steals over the land
as the perfumed herald of an unfor
The very sparrows of the ground
twit.ter their delight, the songsters of
the forest acclaim it with a more
liquid melody, and the mother bird
on her nest whispers rejoicings to the
brood beneath her wing. The bee
that hung despairingly to the honey
comb flies straight to the clover field.
It springs up like a new born pres
ence; it comes down like a benedic
tion. An unseen censer is swung in
the air; a silent baptism is cele
brated; the prayer that was uttered
haltingly and half-faithlessly is an
swered, and a resurrection Is realized.
What skeptical, Impatient and un
worthy creatures we are; what mal
contents and murmurers! And how
short-sighted is our view of creation
and reproduction and the eternal
scheme of life! Six thousand years
have taught us little, though we know
so. much of the current day and hour.
A lifetime of bounty, centuries of
progress, and the recurring cycles
of a perpetual universe are vain to
impress our poor understanding with
the truth of the unfailing and the
everlasting. What know we of the
recessions and precessions, the actions
and the reactions, the energies and
the restings of this old-young earth's
large life? How unmindful we are
of the deep, big truths which nature
has been exhibiting all these years
and generations and eons of the up
ward and advancing march! A little
irial. a little hardship, and we are
undone, though the storehouse is full
and the fat years are certain to re
turn for the fruitful ground will not
But the smell of the rain-one
whiff of it and all repinings are done,
and the way Is shining again, and we
are after the butterfliles as eager and
as heedless as before.
Men are but children of a larger
growth, and their ears are dried and
their hurts are healed by little kisses
which they straightway forget.-Fort
Largest Animal in the World.
What is claimed as the largest ani
mal in the world is represented by a
colossal skeleton in the museum of
Christ Church, New Zealand. This is
the remains of a lai-ge specimen of the
blue whale stranded on thq coast of,
that country, This whale is p)robably
the largest of all living animals. The
length of the skeleton is eighty-seven
feet, and the head alone is twenty
one feet. The weight of the bones is
estimated at nine tons. This gigantic
whale gets its name of blue whale
from the dark bluish gray of its up
per surface. The tinge of yellow on
its lower part has led to the name
"sulphur bottom," ,by which It is
known on the western side..of the At
lantic, It is otherwise known as Sib
bald's roqual (Balenopterasibbaldil).
The chief food of this gigantic ani
mal is a small marine crustacean
(Thysanopoda inermis), known to 1
the whalers as "kril." Another spe
cies of the same shrimplike group
has been obtained in thousands from -
the stomachs of mackerel caught on
the Cornish coast, The nearly re
lated oppossum shrimps found in
enormous numbers in the Greenland
seas form the chief food of the com
mon whale. Some of the thysano-1
poda are phosphorescent and contrib
ute to the liminosity of the sea.-- 1
London Globe. I
Lost, Stolen or Strayed.
A story is told of a certain man liv
ing in a New England village who lostt
a horse one day, and failing to find .
him he went down to the public1
square and offered a reward of $5 t
to whoever could bring him back, AJ
half-witted fellow who heard the offer 1
volunteered to discover the where- .1
abouts of the horse. and sure enough s
he returned in half an hour leading <
him by his bridle. The owner wasi
surprised at the ease with which his;r
half-witted friend had found the
beast, and, on passing the $5 to him, I
he said: ."Tell me, how did you find 2
the horse'?" To which the man re- f
plied: "Waal. I thought to myself.
where would I go if I was a hoss, and 2
! went there, and he had. "--London
W1here Linmburger Comes From. (
The United States, it seems, can '
and does make just as good limburger! I
as the province in Belgium where it I
originated, says .the New York Globe.|
This is how we do It: A piece of a J
calf's stomach is set away in a warm i
place in a can of whole milk. In I
about forty minutes the curdled mess E
Is pounded and then the whey pressed
out. Afterward forms are filled and r
further drainage permitted, Salt is c
rubbed on the outside until it becomes j
slippery; then the cheese is set away I
in the cellar to ripen for a month
or two, and the grmsrn do the rest.- I 2
3,346,106 CORDS OF WOOD
[N 2,118,947 TONS OF PULP
Mills Paid $28,000,000 For Raw
Material, Including Mill Waste
---Spruce, Hemlock and Poplar
Two hundred and fifty-one pulp
nills in the United States used 3,
346,106 cords of wood and made 2,
118,947 tons of pulp last year. Spruce
.as always been the leading pulp
wood, and it furnished 64 per cent.
>f the total quantity used. The rapid
levelopment of the wood pulp indus
ry in the last ten years has ren
'iered the domestic supply of spruce
nsufficient to meet the demands upon
t. and consequently importdtions
from Canada have been heavy. In
1908 our pulp mills consumed nearly
1.500,000 cords of imported spruce,
making the imports of spruce nearly
45 per cent. of the domestic supply.
Next to spruce, the most impor
tant pulp wood is hemlock, of which
569,173 cords were converted into
pulp last year. All the hemlock used
was of domestic origin, and most of it
was produced in the lake States and
Pennsylvania. Although now used in
less quantity than spruce and hem
lock. poplar has long been a standard
pulp wood. A small quantity of pop
lar is imported, but by far the larger
portion of the more than 300,000
cords used last year was cut from
domestic timber. Spruce, hemlock
and poplar made up 90 per cent. of
the total quantity of pulp wood used.
The remainder was supplied by many
species, the most important of which
were pine, cottonwood and balsam.
The wood used by the pulp mills
last year cost them a little more than
$28.000,000, or an average of $S.38
a cord, against an average of $8.21
in 1907. The most costly wood used
was imported spruce. with an average
value of $10.60 a cord. The average
for domestic spruce was $8.76 a cord
and for poplar $8.04 a cord. The
cheapest wood that was used in large
quantity was hemlock, the cost being
$6.02 a cord. Owing to the uncer
tain business conditions the total con
sumption of pulp wood in 1908 was
nearly 16 per cent. less than in 1907,
but this did not prevent an increase
in the price of wood. The high price
of wood is keeping the manufactur
ers constantly on the outlook for
cheaper raw material,and one of the
most encouraging developments has
been the increased use of slab wood
and other saw mill waste. This drift
in the industry is clearly indicated
by the fact that 193,224 cords of
mill waste were reported as con
sumed in pulp manufacture during
1907, while 252,896 cords, an in
crease of 30 per cent., were used in
These statements are based upon
a preliminary report of the consump
tion of the pulp wood in the United
States in 1908 just issued by the
Bureau of the Census. The Bureau
of the Census and the Forest Service
co-operate in the collection of an
nual statistics of forest products, and
this preliminary report will soon be
followed by a bulletin, which will
give detailed information upon the
use of pulp wood last year in the
various States, the cost for cord, the
amount reduced by the mechanical,
sulphite and soda processes and oth
er facts of interest to the Industry.
What if the World Stopped?
Suppose that some mysterious pow
ar, entirely mental or spiritual in its
nature, and of a high order of intel
lect, a mentality or soul absolutely
acquainted with the human mind
even down to minute details, should
lesire to make an announcement, a
statement to mankind in general, how
would It proceed to attract attention?
[ have thought of afew ways or meth
ds which would attract the attention
f man. Thus, suppose that at exact
soon in the observatory in Washing
~on or Greenwich, all the telegraphic
nstruments on earth should Instant
y refuse to work. Let every wire on
Land and in cables beneath the sea
~ease to act. Let every key come to
'est and every sounder be silent. Im
igine this silence to continue five
ulinutes. The attention of all tele
~raph people would be attracted and
:hen that of newspaper men. Let ten
ninutes pass, and businessmen would
iear of the phenomenon. Let the
rouble continue during an hour, then
everybody living in cities might hear
hat the telegraphs were lifeless. In
ne year, perhaps, half of the human
-ace would hear of the disturbance.
Sewage Disposal in Europe.
That the last word with reference
o the treatment of sewage has not
ret been said seems manifest from
he processes adopted by and appar
ntly growing in favor with many of
he large European cities. Hamburg,
Jologne, Dresden, Liverpool, Belfast,
3ristol, Hull and many smaller cities
aave adopted the dilution system. The
ewage is screened of all floating mat
er and Is then turned Into the ad
acent rivers, without chemical treat
nent, and the result seems to be en
Irely satisfactory. As the cities of
lurope are older than our own It is
ut natural that the question of the
reatment and disposal of sewage
hould have received longer and more
areful study than has been given it
a this country. In point of fact, Eu
ope leads us in sewage purification
satters, and, though the subject has
y no means been exhausted abroad,
Lmerican engineers can learn much
rom the plans adopted for the treat
ient of sewage by cities across the
Herbert Spencer was a bachelor,
eclaring that he "had no time to get
aarried." Spencer never saw a loco
aotive, but was construction engineer
a his younger days for the London
nd Birmingham Railway, and later
n served in a similar capacity with
he Birmingham and Gloucester Rail
ran, It Is not true that Spencer was
vei" i actual want, but his finances
rere at times very low. The $7000
aised Ly friends in America was ac
epted by Mr. Spencer "as a trust to
e used for public ends."
Farm ha9/ds for harvesting the
rai and fuit crops of California
Example of Careless Traveling.
A, razor strap that followed E. W.
Stephens..around the world after be
irg lost at a dozen places on the
way has just been returned to his
home. in Columbia, Mo., frc.,
Mountain, Miss., with the usi1
age-due stamps attached. 7
phens has used the strap fo
and has carried it on all his I
%hen it was not on the way
last hotel. The strap was l"I
in Hongkong, and later rejoined the
Stephens party In Calcutta. Mr. Ste
phens :got his razors in extra keen
trim and luxuriated in close shaves
until he reached the Holy Land. The
razor strap was again forgotten, this
time at Jacob's Wel, near Shecham,
but overtook Its owner at the Sea of
Galilee. In Cairo the strap was lost
again. but was recovered in Atheis.
At several European hotels it was
forgotten and made short Jumps, the
hotels having forwarded it with the
mails to the addresses left by the
travelers. The strap has cost a doz
en times Its original price in post.
age.-Kansas City Star.
Says the Philadelphia Record: It
would take more than a music teach
er to cultivate the voice of conscience
in some people.
Cured by Lydia E. Pink
Milwaukee, Wis. - " Lydia E. Pink.
ham's Vegetable Compound has made
me a well woman,
and I would like to
of it. I suffered
and fearful painsin
my back. I the
best doctors and
they all decided
that I had a tumor
in addition to m
female trouble, and
advised an opera
tion. Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegeale Compor-ad made
me a well woman and4 have no more
backache. I hope I can t others b y
telling them what Lydia E. I m'
Vegetable Compound has
me." -Mits. ENNA IxsE, 833
The above is only one of the thou
sands of grateful letters which are
constantly being received by the
Pinkham Medicine Company of Lynn,
Mass.,which prove beyond a doubtthat
Lydia E. Rinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, made from roots and herbs,
actually does cure these obstinate dis
eases of women after all other means
have failed, and that every such suf
ennlg woman owes it to herself to at
least give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound a trial before submit
ting to an operation, or giving ui
hop~e of recovery.ofLn Mas
invites all sick women to writ
her for advice. She has guided
thousands to health and her
advice is free.
THE CENTRE OF THE STAGE.
The Man in the -Moon-Yes; folks
only pay attention to the man in the
Half Moon.--New York Times.
Cures Constipation, Diarrhoea. convulsion.s,
Allays Feerihnes and Cods.t Aids Diges.
tin t Make T H IG Esy Prmotes Cheer.
"I find Cascarets so good that I would
not be without them. I was troubled a
great deal with torpid liver and Leadache.
Now since taking Cascarets Candy Cathar.
tic I feel very much lytter. I shall cer
tainly recommend them to my friends as
the best medicine I have ever seen."
Osborn Mill No. 2, Fail River, Mass.
Do ~. eer sieketn.Wakenor Grip.
cure or your money back.
FOR OUT DOOR WORK
IN ThE WETTEST WEATHER
AND Will. NOT LE
- SUITS *SE
A.J.ToWER CO. Bosvo.,U.a.
Towva Ctjuwa Co. umeRD -'To0MTo. CAN.
Save the Bab-Use
IIlittle one ooughs. It heals the del
haste throat and protets the hungs
from ineti ganesafe and
AB Dashes.2 ezi4