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trembled. He cast about him to
fly. Where? Anywhere. Beads of
perspiration sprang to his brow
and the manhood went out from
his weak limbs. He had thought
to accomplish his deed unseen and
unsuspected; and -still those fear
ful cries resounded through the
pine trees. He sank down inert
and helpless on the dry ground.
But, mingling with the cries,
came sounds of laUghter. Caecar
looked Up aghast. From the great
still, surrounded by a derisive
crowd, a dripping figure emerged
and staggered across the camp.
Merciful heaven ! it was the quad
roon, woe-begone," from head to
foot one slimy mass of drippi&g,
viscid rosin. And in the front of
the crowd that danced and jeered
and shouted was Mandy, pointing
a derisive finger at this crow
stripped of his plumage, this
humbled dude, her love converted
into, harsh and bitter mockery.
And suddenly balm came'" to
Caesar's soul. A happy smile ir
radiated the black's features. He
chuckled and slapped his thighs.
"Lawd be praised! Law3 be
praised !' he sfiouted fervently. "I
done clean fergotthat we don't
light no fire under de still on
"They say that when an ostrich
is surprised he hides his head in
the sand." "I wish he-would hide
his tail there," remarked a man
who had just settled his wife's
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FACTS OF INTEREST "
Farms in U. S. in 1910, 6,340,
357. U. S, hay crop 1910: 60,978,
000 tons. i
Total sheep in the world:
In 1908 total number insane in '
U. S., 172,190.
Pounds of cheese made in U. S.
Deaths from consumption in
U. S. in 1909, 81,720.
June 1, 1890, total deaf and
dumb in U. S., 40,592.
Lynchings in U. S. from 1885
to NoVember, 1911, 3,361.
Value of carpets and rugs made
in U. S. in 1909, $71,854,000.
Total spirits, malt liquors and
wines consumed in U. S. in 1910,
Eggs laid in U. S. in 1900: 1,
293,662,433 dozen. Illinois hens
laid 86,402,670 dozen.
Total number of blind people in
U. S. on June 1, .1890, 50,568.
Blind in one eye only, 93,988.
. Gallons of wine produced in
world in 1910, 2,680,040,683. U. ,
S. produced 29,058,700 gallons. J
Chicago packed and marketed
4,820,899 hogs in year ending
March 1,-1911. Total for U. S., -25,949,224.
Suicides in 10 years, ending in
1909: New York, 7,230; Chn
cago, 4,289; Philadelphia, 2,080j '
St Louis, l',856.
In 1909, out of every 1,000 peo
ple 20.2 died in New Orleans, 19
in Washington, T. G, 16 in New
York, 14.6 in Chicago, 13.6 in Mil
waukee, 12.9 in Cleveland, and
11.4 in St Paul