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The business has grown so
within the last year Beatrice is
unable to-ldok after the finances,"
says her mother. "So T keep the
accounts for hen.
"This year her sales will
amount to about 1,500 guinea
pigs. She is now getting 65 cents
each for them, but the day will
soon be'here when they will com
mand at least $1.50 each. Why?.
Because Beatrice is the only per
son who is able to supply the in
creasing demand from boards of
heajth and medical colleges.
Every phase of the business is'
carried on in the name of Bea
trice Howell. "
"My gr.andfa.ther, who. lives in
"Peoria, 111., sent me a1 pair of
guinea pigs a few yeara ago as a
present,,r said Beatrice.. "Mam
ma, 'papa and Kathryn'pafd no at
tention to them; and I had to care
for the little things all myself.
Pretty soon we had the-yard full
of them, and I got papa, to build
"Then people began wanting
to buy them. I made money so
fast papa and mamma said they
thought I ought to spend my
earnings buying up guinea pigs
that other people owned so that
after awhile I would be the only
one that had any to sell. I did
this, and now I guessI sell about
all that are sold.
"WHfefi I found the Ohio state,
board of health couldn't get
thenfanywhere else, of course I
raised the price. Wouldn't you ?"
Beatrice sells only male pigs.
To let go of the females Would j
ppen the way to competitors. J
Each female, within a single yearf v
will number. her descendants at
between 30 and 40.
Medical experts consider them
indispensable for experimental
purposes. They inoculate them
with all sorts ..bf disease germs,
feed them all sorts of foods, and
then study the effects.
All Alike to "Him.
. On boards the British man-o'-
war excitement ran high. An
Eastern potentate -and his suite,
all a-glitter with jewels and gay
colors, were inspecting her. And
a royal-looking crowd they were.
One of the dusky visitors, ig
norant of the anatomy of a ship,
got reckless and went investigat
ing on his own.
Walking blindly forward along
a shadowy alley wayJie came sud
denly into the bright sunlight,
and, dazzled, knew hot where he
put his feet. f
He had trod on nolhing and
it was there 1
immediately van eager and
breathless A. B. rushed up to an
"You'll excuse me, sir," he said
excitedly, "but one o' them
bloomuv kings has fell down the
main hatch, sir!"
Price of Peace.
"I hope things are more peace
ful in the choir than formerly,"
said the minister.
"Yes," replied the organist;
it's perfectly calm now."
"I'm glad to'hear it. How was
Everybody, excepting myself