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IF I I
If I knew the box where the smiles are
No matter how large the key
Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard
. ^ would open, I know, for me.
Then over the land and sea broadcast
. Fd scatter the smiles to play,
That the children's faces might hold them
For many and many a day.
I TROUBLE WI'
By William T. Hornaday, Directo
HE cuperb reptile-house of the
New York Zoological Park
was rapidly nearing comple
tion. Its great mam hall was
sweruling with workmen, who were
concreting the alligator pool, finishing
the big wall cases, dividing the cen
tral "Installation" for turtles, and do
ing . a .hundred other things. The
opening day was relentlessly drawing
nearer and nearer, and we were anxi
ously} assembling live beasts, birds
and reptiles with which to fill the
valions installatiors that would be
opened to the public on that occasion.
Down at Bartel's place-w<ranxiously
-^.-^x?mln?d " his stock of live serpents,
and made many purchases. The most
Important acquisition was a black
tailed python, between fourteen and
fifteen feet long, fresh from some East
Iudian jungle; chosen because its size.
Its perfect condition and ravenous ap
petite combined" to make It a genuine
prize. In a collection a snake which
feeds freely ls worth about twice as
much a.? one which does not, for it
. will live twice as long as one which
requires to have its food forced down
Its +hroat with a ramrod.
Fending the completion of our rep
tile-house, bird-house, small mammals'
? house, bear dens and a dozen other
things, we quartered all our live stock
in a closed yard at the rear of thc
storehouse. A cleared space In the for
est about one hundred feet square
had been enclosed by a tight board
. fence, and in this were dozens of tem
porary cages and pens of all sizes, filled
-r-wtth " wild creatures, impatiently
awaiting the opening day-and better
quarters. In one corner of this yard
we hud hurriedly erected a cook house,
which in appearance was similar to a
Western claim shanty. It stood low
upon the ground, and the most con
spicuous object within it was a live
ly, great ant-eater, whose wire house
extended quite across one end of the
In that portion of the yard where sev
eral dozen glars-frouted snake-boxes
were arranged under a shed one of
our carpenters built for the python,
under Mr. Ditmars's direction, a large
box cage, with a front of wire netting
and gi^s. Compared with the other
snake-boxes it was a very pretentious
affair, as befitted the "star boarder."
The python was expected by express
on a certain day, but when I left the
park at nearly seven o'clock, it bad
not arrived, and seemed very unlikely
to do so that nignc
I reached the park thc following
morning at half past seven o'clock,
and was just opening my desk, when
in came my office boy, red in the'face
and breathless tom running.
'^e?i^ra?r?hTg;.sit; air. Dltsmrs
would like to bave me help hunt for I
ike puaker May I go now?"
"Hunt for what?"
"The big snake. It escaped last
SP" '.What! That big python?"
"Horrors!" said I; and we turned
Words could not do the situation
justice. The stupid carpenter who
built ^tbe python's cage had left a big
hole, four Inches square, carefully con
cealed behind a rafter in an upper
corner of the box. The serpent had
arrived late the previous evening, and
during the night had found this open
ing and joyously glided through to
To think of that big serpent at lib
erty in the Zoological Park! I had no
great fear that lt would harm any one,
but the publicity! The busy place
was humming with gossipy workmen
from all parts of the city; the report
ers would surely learn of the python's
escape; before my mental vision rose
columns upon columns of newspaper
articles headed: "Terror in the Bronx!"
"Monster Serpent Loose!" "Panic in
the New Zoo!" and the thought of all
this was more appalling to me than
the countenance of any wild beast I
had ever met. Great would be the
surprise and chagrin of the Zoological
Society, and the humiliation would be
_ almost unbearable. Truly, this was a
. pretty way to start a new Zoological
At the animal yard I found a dozen
men and boys at work very quietly,
like sensible fellows, trying to find
I the vanished python. My first act was
to send for several more men and
?- start them searching systematically,
but without any noise or fuss, through
every Square yard of the low bushes
outside. Their orders were to 6earch
!n ever widening circles, discover the
snake if possible, and in the evenl of
doing so, silently to mark the spot and
bring word to me. Leaving this port
of thc hunt in full progress, I returned
to the yard.
It seemed probable that the python
had crawled under some one of the
; many cages, platforms or buildings,
under several of which it could easily
have found refuge. If lt had gone un
der anything else than the big, spread
ing storehouse building, which was
thirty-five feet wide by one hundred
and thirty feet long, we might find it
before lt could escape into the forest.
If, however, it had hidden under that
extensive building, we were in
The men continued to look under
various things, likely and unlikely;
and presently they discovered a broad
mark-vlilch seemed to be the trail of
'-?rrthe serpent, leading under the cook
house A close examination confirmed
"this theory, and then it was also re
ported that no similar trail could be
found leading. out. A carpenter was
hurriedly sent for to remove the
boards from the floor.
Now many courageous men have
such ari inborn aversion to snakes that
the touch of a serpent's body seems +o
create in them an entire' new system
of nerves, and I wondered how my
men would act if we should really
encounter that creature with the beady
brown eyes, forked tongue, end teeth
all pointing inward-the wrong wey
for an assailant Up to that point
the search had gone on as quietly as
if we had been seeking a lost piece of
Fortunately the floor boards of the
cook'house were nine Inches'wIde, and
in a short time one of them was re
moved. Down went four heads,, and
Ii I knew a box that waa large enough
To hold ell the frowns I meet,
I would try to gather them, every one.
From nursery, school and street.
Then, folding and. holding, I'd pack them
And turn the monster key:
I'd hire a giant to drop the box
To th? depth of the deep, deep sea.
-Dora Sexton, in the Book World.
m A PYTHON. I
Tot the New York Zoological Park ||
all four came up again, very hastily:
"There he is!"
Close beside the opening in the floor
lay about a bushel of big brown and
yellow colls, and above the pile hov
ered the massive head of the python,
threatening to strike the first living
thing that came within reach. Thc
noise and i?x of the carpenter's efforts
in removing the board had greatly Ir
ritated the reptile.
Mr. Ditmas, our curator of reptiles,
had provided himself with a large bag
of heavy cloth, hoping to be able to
throw it moutht downward over the
coils of the serpent-the usual way of
capturing snakes at large. But there
was not sufficient space between the
floor and the serpent to carry this plan.
Into effect; and moreover, thc serpent's
head was altogether too threatening.
Pending further efforts, wo procured
boards and endeavored to cut off thc
python's escape, front and rear.
The python waited until we had
placed the boards to the best possible
advantage, then uncoiled himself,
shoved the boards out of position ns
if they had been so many straws put
there for his amusement, and quickly
disappeared under the ant-eater's cage.
Thc carpenter fell to work again to
remove several other boards of the
floor, while the messenger boys were
stationed outside the bui'.dlng to see
that our quarry did not get out and es
cape to the forest.
In a short time the python's head
again appeared at one of thc long,
narrow openings made by the carpen
ter, but ns Mr. Dltmars took a favor
able position for grabbing the crea
ture by the neck, close up to the jaws,
it struck at him most viciously.
"Look out!" cried some one, em
Clearly, it would not do for any of
our men to be seized by that savage
creature; for although the python was
of course not poisonous, and although
we might even prevent lt from wrap
ping Itself around any one of us, the
laceration of a man's hand by that big,
muscular mouth, filled with four rows
of hook-like, backward-pointing teeth,
would have been a serious melter.
Preseutly-ihe snake left Its place un
uer the nnt-caUr's cage, gilding along
the side of the building farthest from
the door, alert, aggressive, and EO
ready to strike any one who came near
Its head that I forbade thc men to
As its fl^e yards of length scmlclr
cled around the cook-stove, part of its
body passed under one of the floor
openings. This was our opportunity,
and In an Instant two of us Bclzed it
and triumphantly hauled up about six
feet of the serpent's body and tail
.-How- brg-anit muscular ic was! Tts
skin was as smooth and glossy as sat
in and gleamed with rainbow irides
cence. It writhed and- worked In our
grasp, and pulled downward with such
power that it required all the strength
of the chief forester and myself to
retain any portion of it within our
grasp. We bra-red ourselves, heaved
hard, an- by main strength tried to
pull the python out backward; but not
one Inch could we gain. On the con
trary. Inches were drawn away from
us in spite of all we could do. I be
lieve that ten men could not have
pulled that python out backward, al
though they -light possibly have torn
it in two.
AP this time Mr. Ditmars kept trying
to seize the python by the neck, but It
was constantly alert, anxious to seize
him, and gave him no opportunity
whatever. It was evident that with
our unaided hands we never could
master that savage creature without
an accident to some one.
Bidding a keeper take my place at
the "tail hold" and hang on with all
his strength, I ran to the storeroom,
and with two yards of mason's line,
a long, thin hammer-handle of hickory
and a staple hurriedly driven Into the
end of it for the line to pass through,
I quickly made a very serviceable
noose Back I ran to the cook-house.
Mr. Merkel and Mr. Munzic, red In
the face and perspiring profusely,
were clinging desperately to the last
two feet of the python's tall; and the
python was In a perfect rage. It dart
ed to and fro under the half-demol
ished floor, striking out viciously
whenever it seemed possible to reach
a man, and manifesting great willing
ness to fight any one. At the same
time, however, it most cunningly kept
its head under cover.
I readjusted the loop of my line at
the end of my stick and put it close
to the python's head, expecting the
snake to make a strike through the
noose. He refused. I waited patent
ly. Inch by Inch the tall was going
under the floor.
"We can't hold on here much long
er!" exclaimed the forester, desperate
At last the python started to move
straight toward my face. As I shifted
my noose into line, he ran his head
through lt, the noose flew taut behind
his jaws, and he was caught.
The instant I jerked the line taut
the python drew back and endeavored
to retceat, pulling with the strength
of a man. I gave him about a yard
of my line and then held him by main
"That small line will cut his head
off !" cried Mr. Dltmars, in real alarm
for the safety of our prize snake.
"Better let me cut it!" He whipped out
his knife and poised the open blade
over my precious blt of line.
"No, no! Don't cut it. We've got
to control his head this way or we'll
never master him without getting
hurt Let go the tail and grab up the
body through that next opening."
This new move again brought up the
original six feet of body and tall
which that reptile had, by sheer
strength, pulled out of the grasp of
two strong young men. The snake
now moved forward once more and as
he came I pulled in my line through
the staple until presently I coaxed and
pulled the head into an opening, hold
ing lt quite safely at the end of my
stick. Instantly Mr. Dltmars seized
the neck with both hands, and the
snake was our.
Dropping my line and stick I, too,
took hold close behind the head and
we began to walk away with our cap
tire. As that magnificent and wonder?
folly powerful body emerged from cn.
der the floor, the other men laid hold
of It at ' ?rrals and bore lt along.
"Keep lt out straight, boys, and don't
give him a chance to get a coll around
any of us!"
Truly, lt must have been an odd
looking procession that we made as
wc marched across the yard with that
big snnkc and dumped lt into its cage.
The hunt had lasted nearly an hour.
No one had been bitten and the snake
was quite unhurt
"Now, boys," said I, "let's say noth
ing about this little Incident for the
They did keep quiet and the unex
pected happened. Not one of the
newspapers of New York heard a word
of the affair until fully three months
had elapsed, and then the story was
so old that as a sensation it was as
dead as Rameses, and the zoo did not
suffer a Wt'from reference to lt
To-day that python occupies the sec
ond cage from the alligator pool, and
is the handsomest, although not the
largest, of our many constrictors.
FUt Fights Preface Death Struggles - No
In spite of qualities of easily aroused
antagonism, of pride and Spartan
Ideals, the Japanese are an essentially
gentle race-more so than the Anglo
Saxons. Broils in which one man hits
another are of rare occurrence; blows
are generally the preface of a death
struggle. The women may often suf
fer from the prevailing Ideals of mo
rality,, which are yet much lower than
ours, but there are few wlfe-beaters,
and the home atmosphere is almost al
ways outwardly peaceful. It follows
that a little true poltleness on the part
of the foreigner goes a long way, and
almost Invariably meets with a warm
recognition; you rarely appeal to the
Japanese In vain. They are as quick
to respond to an act of real kindness
as they are to resent an act which has
a tinge of arrogance. Our Government
allowed several transports with re
turning volunteers to stop nt Yoko
hama, and so hundreds of American
soldiers visited that city and Tokio.
One of them hired a bicycle and was
taking a ride about the streets of Yo
kohama when he ran down an elderly
Japanese man. The soldiers rang his
bell several times, but the Japanese
apparently paid no attention to lt, and
the American found himself promptly
arrested and taken to court, where ho
was fined ten "yen" ($5). He protested
that he had done everything possible
to avert the accident, and asked why
the man made not attempt to get out
of tho way. The policeman then told
him that thc man was blind. The sol
dier looked dazed for a minute, then
felt in his pocket and brought out a
ten-dollar bill. "Here," he sn id, "It's
thc mst I've got, but be eau have It,"
and he turned lt over to the blind man.
The Japanese were deeply touched,
ana that same day a delegation of po
licemen hunted up the soldier and gave
him back his fine-Anna N. Benja
min, in Ainslee's.
As They Chose.
While walting for the train thc bride
and bridegroom walked slowly up and
down the platform.
"I don't know what th. joking and
guying may have been to you," he re
marked, "but it's death to me. I never
experienced such an ordeal."
"It's "perfectly dreadful," - she an
swered. "I shall be so glad when we
get away from everybody we know."
"They're actually Impertinent," he
went on. "Why, the very natives--"
At this unpropitious moment thc
wheezy old stationmaster walked up
"Be you goln* to take this train?" he
"It's none of your business," retorted
the bridegroom, indignantly, as he
guided the bride up the platform,
where they condoled with each other
over the Impertinence of the natives.
Onwnrd came the train, its vapor
curling from afar. It was the last to
their destination that day; an express
-nearer, it came at full speed, then in
a moment lt whizzed past and was
"Why in thunder, 'Hdn't that train
stop!" yelled the bridegroom.
" 'Cos you sed 'twarn't none of my
blzness. I has to signal if that train's
And as the old stationmaster softly
stroked his beard there was a wicked
twinkle In his eye.-London Spare Mo
Time and Telephone Work Wonders.
"I was startled the other day, and in
an entirely new way," said a promi
nent electrical engineer. "The use of
the telephone has become so much a
part of my life that In talking with
my friends and acquaintances every
few days, I apparently kept up the ac
quaintance as of old when I used to
see them more regularly. A few day3
ago I had occasion to visit an old-time
friend of mine with whom I had
talked probably once a week or oftener
for the past three or four years, but
whom I had not seen during that pe
riod. When I met him I was startled.
His black beard had turned gray, al
most white, and he had changed In
other respects as was natural during
the three or four years of that period,
yet through the usc of the telephone I
had in my mind's eye seen him ns of
old every time I had talked with him,
and you may Imagine how surprised,
even shocked, I was to see this change
In him. Did you ever have a similar
experience? I imagine the increasing
use of the telephone causes many of
them. You hear the usual voices on
the telephone and mentally picture the
friend as he looked when you saw him
last-which may have been a year or
several years in the past"-Electrical
Tbo Ten Great Cities of tho World.
The populations of the largest cities
In the world, according to the latest
figures, are as follows:
New York.(1000) 3,437,202
Paris . (180G) 2.53G.834
Chicago ....".(1000) 1,008,575
Canton, China. 1,000,000
Tokio . (1898) 1,452,564
Vienna . (1891) 1,304.548
St Petersburg.(1807) 1,267,023
It will thus be seen that of the ten
leading cities the United States have
three, while no other country has more
than one.-Albany Argus.
Sandwich Alan's Day ls Over.
The twentieth century and the pass
ing of the old-time "sandwich" adver
tising pedestrian made their advent si
multaneously. Instend of the historic
canvas-back-and-front sign wearer, ft
Is the custom nowadays to see on the
populous city thoroughfares the ban
ner supporter, who has troubles of his
own at all times, but especially lo
windy weather.-New York Sun.
What the Reflective Policemen Think
Have you ever thought what a :
flcctive person a policeman must' be
That is, one in a quiet, remote district,
or a watchman in a village who wanders
up and down on his beat in company
with his thoughts? Well, I made bold
to ask one recently what he reflected
upon. At first he eyed me suspiciously,
and I believe he thought "here's another
wild-eyed Boston crank." But the first
mists of misgiving cleared away, and his
reply was interesting. "Well, I am
thinking most how to spend my salary
and educate my boys and girls. Then
sometimes I wonder when I'm out
nights what the good little woman will
have at breakfast. No; ringing at "the
call box is a matter of habit. Yes, 1
sometimes have a quiet little chat like
this; then I'm watching the cabs turning
out their 'loaded' cargoes at the fine
houses, in the small hours of thc morn
ing. I tell you, money, too much spend
ing money, is a aurse to the average
young man. We could tell stories if we
chose, but we 'keep the peace,' you
know!" he concluded with a sarcastic
twinkle, as his eye reflected a ray from
the flickering street lamp. "The hours,
of the night all have a different atmos
phere, and I could tell the hour by the
very atmosphere, if there were no town
clocks. Well, I must keep moving and
try and add up one whole night's think
ing for you."-The National Magazine. I
"White is, of course, still the prevail- I
ing color for painting flagpoles," said |
a flagpole man, "but you see nowadays
more colored flagpoles than you used to,
and I don't know but what I like the
colored flagpoles pretty well. White is,
I suppose, after all the proper color for
a flagpole. Thc white pole seems to
stand up more mast-like and defiant, but
thc colored pole is more picturesque. .
"Thc poles that thus far have been
painted in other colors than white have
most of them been painted red, a terra
cotta red. And in my judgment this
deep red is a pretty good color for a
flagstaff. Red is a good color to stand
exposure; it shows wear less than white
docs, and so people paint 'em red.
"As to green, that I must say seems
at first like an odd and inappropriate
color for a flagstaff surmounting a build
ing. Nevertheless, a pele in dark green
may be a dignified and sightly object,
and there is one advantage pertaining
to a green pole, namely, it shows off
thc gilt top-piece, if there is one, to fine
advantage. I have in mind one dark
green pole upon the summit of which,
rising above the gilded metallic fixture
indicating thc points of the compass, is
a fine, gilded eagle, this whole t jp-picce
of gold showing very strikingly and' ef
fectively by contrast with its dark green
support."--New York Sun.
This Prehistoric Dwarf Had 200 Tilth.
While a crew of stone laborers were
working an excavation through the For
man clift, two miles east of Newbort,
for thc bcd of the Tennessee and N^orth
Carolina Railroad, they found a human
female skeleton 19 inches in height, in
a perfect state of preservation. The
only anomaly was thc teeth, which were
200 hundred in number and had no
sockets, but were developed from and
grew upon thc jaw-bone with no adja
cent valvular process. Thc bone5???^ere
hermetically sealed and sent to thc
The skeleton was found in solid rock
io feet from face and 8 feet from top
of clift, in a cavity 2 feet by 15 inches'.
About thc cavity was no opening ere}
vice or aperture for the skeleton to enter
since the formation of the clift, more
than 2,000 years ago.-Nashville Banner. :
HAD TO KEEP BOTH'LIGHTED: '
He looked down in her wonderful
. J "Light of my iifej" he faltered.
"Nit !" she answered.. "No "TurT'??rf
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THE LOVELY PARASOL
Examples of Chiffon and Lace Made to
Parasols for the summer of 1001
have appeared, and lovelier were nev
er seen. Some exquisitely dainty ex
amples are of chiffon, used In different
ways. White chiffon, for Instance, ls
gathered over colored silk and finished
with a deep ruffle of the chiffon dou
bled; or it may be all white, like a
""fcrent snowflake, or a bright color may
be toned down by black. Sometimes
it ls black over white, or ruffles of
^color are used on a white or black
Lace also is largely In evidence, and
the beautiful hand run Spanish lace
-so popular some years ago has re
turned, some superb corers being
shown, both In black and white.
Those who are fortunate enough to
have them carefully laid away may
now bring them out for renewed use
Lace is Introduced also into silk
parasols In many ways. Some have
several straight lines of Insertion en
circling the shade; some have them
arranged vertically, nnd others show
incrustations of separare designs. An
exquisite parasol has on each gore a
spray of fuchsia leaves, of white chif
fon and ?silver cmbn'dery. with de
tached fuchsias of the^samc delicate
composition fluttering at every move
Jet'spangles appear on many of the
Ince designs, nnd silver fpangles are
employed with embroidery and inser
tion. A bewitching example ls of white
silk, with a large ostrich plume de
sign of black lace on every section,
each plume being Illuminated by sil
ver spangles with charming effect.
Lovely parasols of silk In Dresden
designs are seen, and many of them
are bordered by chiffon ruffles. Some
have brilliant flower patterns on white
grounds or black in stripe effects.
There never were so many styles from
which to choose, indeed, and one may
find even tho striped "watered silks"
of her grandmother's days if she de
sires, while for those who wish abso
lute simplicity there are plain colors
in soft satin or silk.
In handles the usual variety ls seen,
but many of the richest parasols have
large handles of natural wood. Some,
however, have slender sticks enamelled
lb colors to match or contrast with
the covering of the parasol.-New York
Sentimentality In Dress.
? "Flowers upon clothing are a sym
bol of the tyranny in which women
are held," said M. Van de Velde, a
Belgian artist, who lectured in Vienna
recently. In the opinion of M. Van
de Velde, the uniform attire of men j
at a dinner or public function ex
presses more beauty than does the ?
hit-and-miss effect of the women's j
costumes. The mixed colors of the !
present gowns, he said, destroy the'
rhythmical line of beauty and create
only color dissonance. If women
would adopt the idea of a uniform
toilet they would soon accustom
themselves to lt. The floral designs
SQ . frequent upon women's clothing
ore the consequence of trivial senti
mentality and result from thc habit
of-likening women to flowers.
Clothing should fulfil the laws ot
-"tuglC "UUU Teusuu,-and' etnmtq -coverr
not conceal. This, AL Van de Velde
declared, is forgotten by present day
tailors, who smother the figure in a
cloud of puffs, bows, flounces and
pleats, all producing the effect of a
formless mass. Perfection in costume
must combine, he said, both health
Black and white muslins will lead
among the thin fabrics this summer, j
One-clasp gloves are shown as the
latest thing to accompany the long
Batiste is popular this season, and
lt is frequently embroidered and ap
pliqued with lace.
While blue and white India silks are
always the standby this season creme
and white ls considered smarter.
A very chic silk waist is made of
black taffeta, trimmed with rows of
narrow ribbon in Persian colors and
The corselet skirt gains popularity
rather slowly. There are more to bo
seen In the shops than on the women
A coming vogue of earrings ls
promised us and to overcome the pred
judlce against piercing the ears or
opening old holes the earrings very
cleverly fasten to the ears with gold
The chatelaine metal purses of sil
ver and gold come in the broad shapes,
some of thom, Jirond and shallow Uko
the arm or Viennese bags that have
been so much carried, only much
Pretty necklaces are to be found of
jet beads, bands composed of a num
ber of strings of fine beads held in
place at intervals with bands of 6mall
rhinestones. They are both pretty
Very finely polka-dotted on tiny
shepherd check, blue and white on
black and white silks made very
plainly are the sine qua non of con
venience, besides always looking re
fined for a summer utility or shop
A distinct novelty is the shirt waist
hat. As its name indicates lt is rather
a simple affair of the toque or sailor
unobtrusively trimmed with a scarf
and one or two quills. It ls a fitting
adjunct to the severe shirt waist and
mannish stock and tie which will pre
vail as the season advances.
Dots, dots, dots for the stylish fou
lard. They may be attached dots with
little slender thread lines joining
them vine fashion, but the dot is the
pronounced figure, the largest prob
ably in the best foulards about the size
of a penny, and all put in close to
gether. The foulards are stunning
trimmed with wide, wide laces.
The newest belts are from two and
a half to five inches In width, and of j
strong elastic, which adjusts itself to !
thc figure. Tnese are often jewel
studded or sprinkled with steel or !
gilt beads. The buckles are ponder
ons, sometimes representing the head
of a celebrated personage or a Greek
figure in gold relief. The deep
wrinkled Empire beli is a favorite
when worn with a short bolero.
The total population of the United
States is 76,205,3^0.
The Star Chamber.
The expression "star chamber" finds
its origin from the council chamber of
the old palace at Westminster, London,
which was so designated. In the early
part of the present century the last of
the buildings used for this purpose were
torn down. In this secret court every
punishment except death could be in
flicted.^ Its tortures were aptly referred
to by Shakespeare, Carlyle and others.
It was so called from the stars that glit
tered from the ceiling. Star chamber
is also an appellation given to a fa
mous apartment in Kentucky's celebrat
ed Mammoth cave. It is a beautiful hall
with arched sides and a flat roof of dark
color, which contains brilliant srubstances
resembling stars. With proper light ef
fects, a wonderful scene is presented.
No Help in Diagnosing.
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"What's the use?" demanded the
sick mans son. "He doesn't know
any more about father's financial
standing than you do."
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