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, THE MONTH OF THE BELLYACHE
This being pre-eminently the month of the bellyache, it behooves us
all to beware.
Beware drinking iced water when overheated.
Beware eating unripe fruit.
Beware the poor dog who hasn't been allowed a fair chance to slake
his thirst. A thirst-crazed dog is generally mistaken for a mad dog; and
we guess you'd be mad, too, if your innards were sizzling with dog-day heat
and you couldn't find a water tap.
Beware omitting the bed covering at night; for while Old Sol is pretty
energetic at mid-day you have no license to suppose that the wee hours of
the morning may not any day show up with a drop too much.
Beware of an excess of alcohol; and, if in doubt as to what constitutes
excess, better lean toward the side of safety and cut it out.
Beware of excesses of any kind; beware of an excess of grumbling
about the weather, beware of the thermometer, beware of the fellow who
disturbs your serenity by asking you how you manage to stand it.
Be moderate, temperate, good humored, philosophical; in short, be
happy, in which event you won't have any need to know that this .is the
month of the bellyache.
MIRROR AIDS OARSMAN TO WATCH HIS COURSE
How many times have you wished you- could row a boat facing the
bow so that you could see where you were going? It is mighty inconvenient
to be compelled to turn around and watch your course. It's an easy thing
to do away with this bother. Adopt the automobilist's plan for seeing be
hind him and put an observation mirror on your boat.
The thing can be done at small cost and it greatly adds to the pleasure
,of rowing. The frame is made of four pieces of wood jointed as shown in
the sketch so that the mirror can be adjusted to any angle. The frame is
made so that it can be detached and carried away when the boat is not in
The oarsman sits facing the stern of the boat with the mirror in front
of him. He can see just where he is going in the mirror which is focused
on the water in front of the boat.
Magistrate When you arrested
him, what was he doing? Constable
He was having a heated argument
with a taxi-driver, your worship.
Magistrate But that doesn't prove
he was intoxicated. Constable But
there wasn't no taxi-driver, sir!
Boss Cox of Cincinnati is making
a right fine collection of judges who
won't let juries jail him.
Electrons are pure, electricity and
they can even pass through solid