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she began to unfasten the blanket
that covered it. "Is it. a fox-terrier,
Ada? "It must be .a puppy."
He jumped as a child's feeble wail
came to his ears and looked at his
wife in terror as, with motherly fin
gers, she pinned back the coverings,
disclosing a fine baby boy.
"You goose," said Ada softly.
"That was the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Children you
sent me to. And when I saw the
babies lying in their little cots all in
a row I wanted to take them all and
"I wish you had, dear," answered
her husband ecstatically. "This beats
the best dog living."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
COWED BY A COW
' Pittsburgh, July 22. They fight
flames, risk life and limb, meet des
perate criminals and battle, but when
it pomes to dealing with a scared
cow, both firemen and, policemen
take to their heels.
"Bossy," the cow who made her
pasture along Nine-mile road, be
came lonesome and wandered into
the city. Here she was mystified and
annoyed. When Patrick Fitzgerald,
police sergeant, tried to sneak down
from a hose carriage and get into
the station house, "Bossy" started
after him. Firemen and policemen
saw the chase and ran to aid Fitz
gerald, but "Bossy" turned on them
and then they fled.
Of all-the firemen and policemen,
none had been reared on a farm, and
they were unable to tell the difference
between a scared cow and a mad one.
"Bossy" ruled until her owner, David
Jacobson, appeared and took her
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Although it is the exception in this
country for a church to possess a peal
of bells, in England the custom of
tolling a bell for a funeral and ringing
a merry peal for a wedding is still
religiously observed. Large bells orig
inated in China. Popular justice
bells were in use there in every large
town long before the birth of Christ.
These were fixed to the wall above
the head of the prince or governor.
A rope a mile or so in length was at
tached to each, and laid so tempting
ly along the main thoroughfare that
the humblest sufferer from injustice
seldom hesitated to tug at it. As
soon as the bell sounded the gover
nor sent for the petitioner whose case
was met with, instant recognition.
The largest and most famous bell
in the world is the "Great Bell of
Moscow." Its weight is about 440,
000 pounds, and its cost in simple
bell metal is estimated at about
$300,000, to which $1,000,000 was
added in precious jewels, plate, etc.,
by the nobles at the time of casting.
This bell is about 21 feet in height
and 22 feet in diameter. It was cast
by the Empress Anne in 1733 from
the metal of a gigantic predecessor.
Bells were currently believed to calm
storms, to avert lightning, to dispel
pestilences, to extinguish fires, to
exorcise demons and to drive away