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THE BOURBON NEWS
Sevenxeenik Year Established 1861
Published Every Tuesday and Friday by
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Twas on a summers eve when roses
bloom
words of the trivial little song
THE
rang- out blithely in a clear treble
Toice through which the tinkle of
a mandolin penetrated Kenneth
heard it as he strode
moodily along and idly won
dered that such sounds should be
heard in that particular spot as it was
at least five miles from any habitation
It must be confessed -that -he was not
over pleased He was unhappy and
unhappiness is always- unreasonable
so it seemed to him a distinct grievance
ithat he should be compelled to listen to
anything like frivolous gayety out
there on a lonely path which he had
sought jiist because it was lonely
In another moment as ihe turned the
bend of the road he came in sight of a
Jboyish figure stretched carelessly
-under a tree by the wayside half lean
ting against its trunk half resting on
his elbow while he touched the strings
Jn a light accompaniment
Shes a darling shes a queen
Shes the fairest one Ive seen
he sang gayly then suddenly stopped as
he saw Harding approach and half un
onsciously as it seemed turned to the
wheel that stood beside him This ap
parent inclination to mount and run
uway changed quickty however and
he merely altered his position so that
J he pedestrian no longer saw his face
Kenneth smiled with a trace of
amusement
Positively the boy is shy he
thought a rare quality in boys now
adays Suits his face though
Harding trudged on quickly forget
ting the momentary interruption of the
thoughts in which he was absorbed
That they were not pleasant thoughts
was evident from the stern hard ex
pression on his sensitive face and the
moody -misery in his gray eyes
At last wearied he flung himself un
v der a tree and with hands clasped
under his head closed his eyes He
opened them soon however disturbed
hy a faint sound opened them in time
to see the boy whom he had heard sing
ing dart past on his wheel the
tin slung satchelwise over his back
Again Harding smiled grimty Truly
a sentimental youth he soliloquized
a modern troubadour awheel Just
the type too Blonde curly hair bright
brown eyes handsome face not exactly
weak but a li t tie effeminate Quite the
ideal troubadour with his mandolin and
his fresh young voice He looks about
16 Will be sing as gayly at 26 I
-wonder
Hardings bitter soliloquj ended in a
laugh even more bitter Putting one
hand in the breast pocket of his coat
he drew out an envelope worn and
dingy Slowly he extracted the con
tents a letter and a photograph The
latter which represented a young man
with a fine strong face intellectual
and attractive was his own picture
he allowed it to fall from his fingers as
he opened the letter and read
DEAR KEN Try to forgive me I am
very unhappy butlpouldnothelp it Indeed
T love you but you are so poor and I am
afraid that we should both be miserable
And Mr Brown is rich and mamma insists
on my marrying him So I send your
picture back I am to be married in St
Bartholemews next month Do forgive
me and wont you come to my wedding
Why should we not be friends just the
same Mr Brown does not know that we
were engaged Mamma said I had better
mot tell him Do write me Your loving
DORA
Theyoung mans face grew contempt
uous as he read with a revulsion of
feeling that startled him
Good heavens he exclaimed what
a fool I am to care to be made miser
able by a weak bad woman capable of
writing that Yes bad She would be
perfectly willing to amuse herself by
continuing to play at love with me after
her marriage True to no one neither
her husband nor to me This ends it
INot another regret And no more
ivoraen for me
He sprang to his feet and tore the
letter into tiny fragments then strode
back the way he had come but with a
different expression in his face His
step grew more elastic and he drew
lor ft deep breaths as he felt that the
shadow had passed he was free
gain
A day or two later Harding was pass
ing over the same road He liked its
quiet the long reaches of -shadow where
the trees almost met across it the tan
gled vines that claimbered and crept
along the rough fences A team was
rarely seen to disturb the stillness for
it was the old road to Dorspring
and although much more beautiful
than the new road was fully four miles
longer
As the young man approached the
lend where he had seen the boy on
his previous walk he thought it would
be rather pleasant to hear again the
gay voice of the yo ung troubadour as
he had named him But the only sound
was the unmusical mocking caw
xiaw of a funereal crow
When fairly past the- curve how
t rever Harding espied the wheel leaning
against the same tree as before and
near it lay the boy sound asleep the
rniandoiin beside him his sof tcap pulled
down as if to shade his eyes from any
rstray sunbeam that might find its way
Uhrough the heavy leafage
Almost involuntarily Harding
stopped and a sudden impulse of mis
hief took possession of him Going
closer to the sleeper close enough to
note the curve of the lips firm yet
iweet aiid the blackness of the lahe
that lay on the clear sun browned skin
he said to himself Yes he would be a
jolly little comrade Pm certain so
here goes and he cautiously drew the
instrument toward him He could play
rather well had been member of the
college banjo and mandolin club and
he could sing more than well being
possessed of a good tenor voice admira
bly trained
Twos on a summers eve when
roses bloom the words rang out on
the quiet air Instantly the boys eyes
opened and flushing crimson from
brow to throat he sprang to his feet
Why who who are you he stam
mered
A fellow troubadour responded
Harding pleasantly I heard you
sing a few days ago and caught a
fleeting glimpse of you to day Catch
ing you asleep I took the liberty of
waking you with your own song for
the selfish reason that I was lonely and
thought you would perhaps give me a
few moments of comradeship as a
troubadour should
The flush had not quite left the boys
face but he laughed responsively and
said Very well Sir Knight I bid
you welcome But you must propitiate
my wrath at losing that delicious nap
by turning troubadour yourself or
rather since you are one by giving
me a prolonged exhibition of your
skill
He resumed his lounging attitude as
he spoke and Kenneth dropped into a
place near him It was the first time in
months that the man had felt a mo
ments gayety of mood and he gave
way to it freely Had his companion
been a woman it would have been dif
ferent Beserve would have taken the
place of spontaneity even had she pos
sessed the power of evoking the mood
which is to be doubted as Hardings
hurt had not yet ceased to sting
The boy however proved to be as
merry a companion as Harding had
fancied With quick wit he adopted
the young mans assumption of
medievalism and used quaint phrases
in a serio comic way that amused his
new acquaintance immensely
He looked picturesque too as he
lounged under the tree which pleased
Hardings artist eye His wheeling
costume although really simple enough
a loosely fitting linen blouse of the
natural gray color tie of soft blue
silk knickers of a dark gray mix-
vY
HE BEGAN TO TRANSFER THE LITTLE SCENE TO ITS PAGES
ture hose of finely spun gray wooland
low shoes yet was oddly pretty on
him
Harding took a sketchbook from his
pocket and began to transfer the lit
tle scene to its pages But no sooner
did his companion see what he wTas
doing than he sprang to his feet
whirled his wheel into the road and
with a hasty Its awfully late and I
must rush Good by was off before
the astonished Harding could utter a
protest
A week passed before the young
architect again met his troubadour al
though he walked over the same road
almost every day He was rather re
gretful The boy interested him with
his frank merriment and a certain un
expectedness and originality in mood
and thought
One day however he heard the
tinkle of the mandolin in a new spot
and after some difficulty located it
Pushing through the underbrush he
followed the faint sound until he could
discern dimly the form of the player
He stopped for a moment to hear what
the boy was plajing so lightly and
singing so softly It was the Fauns
Song in Vagabondia and the young
musician was evidently improvising an
air for the dainty words
Harding pushed hastily forward the
boughs cracking loudly as he did so
At the sound the music ceased and the
young man exclaimed reassuringly
Dont stop little troubadour It is
only I and I have my mandolin too
Then as he came nearer said Where
have you been I went up to town one
day and brought the mandolin back
with me and Ive brought it out every
day without finding you
I heard I thought that you went
away yesterday answered the boy
with a curious embarrassment
You speak of it as if that were the
reason for your coming to day Not
very flattering I must say laughed
the man By the way I wish you
would tell me your name Mine is Ken
neth Harding architect New York
very much at your service
Mine is Frank Willard said the
youth after a moments pause
You were improvising were you
not Have you Vagabondia with you
Ah there it is and Harding seized
the little volume delightedly and with
oufmore ado began to recite Barney
McGee turning the leaves meanwhile
Until he found the poem He read on
to the end and his companion clapped
his hands
1 Isnt it lovely That is absolute
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THE BOTJitBCKN NEWS pfeAY SEPTEMBER 10 1897
nius in itslline he said and ho
well vou read Please dont stop
and may as well start together
So Kenneth read1 one after another
of the gay or tender little poems He8
continued until the sun had fallen too
low to permit longer reading then
urged his companion to try a song or
two and so the time passed until the
two suddenly realized that it was near-
ly dark
Youdbett er go It is not a good road i
for a wheel after dark said Kenneth
springing up The boy did not risei
All right dont wait for me he said
carelessly
But we go
in the same direction
Your-
fathers house has bee pointed out to -
me I think Back on the hill is it not l
I thought so Shall I help you get your
wheel out Where is it
I walked to day my wheel is in
for repairs answered the boy
Then of course we will walk togeth
er as far as you go said Harding
cheerfuBy Come we shall be late for
our dinner if you dont hurry He
was beginning to wonder vaguely at
his companions evident reluctance
when a sharp whistle three times re
peated pierced the stillness Prank
answered it and in another minute a
boy of 14 pushing aside the branches
came into view At the same instant
he called Frank
where are you Oh there you
are Hurry up sis the Carrolls have
come to dinner Then suddenly catch
ing sight of Harding he stopped
Pranks face was as crimson as the su
mach berries near but withan attempt
at carelessness she said Mr Harding
this is my brother Ned springing to
her feet as she spoke
I beg your pardon Harding began
confusedly feeling most unreasonably
guilty I thought you wTere a boy
of course or I would not have pre
sumed as I did Im awfully sorry
In spite of her evident chagrin the
girl laughed
I know it she said answering the
first part of his speech not the last
and it was so jolly When you saw
me that day and I found that you
thought I was a boy it seemed such
fun But I kept away after I found that
you came often because I did not want
ycu to find out
They had walked on as she made her
explanations and when she ceased
speaking Harding said eagerly But
you will not stay away again I missed
t
you awfully those days my little
badour
I cant go there now that you know
me said the girl demurely unless
you call and are properly presented to
my father and mother I think I have
heard Dr Thome speak of you he
would bring you if you asked him
for which suggestion Harding thanked
her gratefully and he profited by it the
next evTgping
Some months later Kenneth Hardin
np
e
making a morning call in the city was
conducted to a pretty little morning
room and immediately on entering
espied his own photograph on the man
tel
Why Frank where did
that he exclaimed
you
get
Found it in the woods she laughed
that first day I met you Thought I
would keep it to remember you by it
was so much jollier than you were
Heavens werent you solemn that
day
But my troubadours voice was the
spell that exorcised the evil spirit he
said tenderly
One or the Other
A certain English duke while driv
ing from the station to the park on his
estate to inspect a company of artillery
observed a ragged urchin keeping pace
with his carriage at the side His grace
being struck with the cleanliness of the
lad asked him where he was going the
lad replying To the park to see the
dook and sogers The duke feeling
interested stopped his carriage and
opened the door to the lad saying he
could ride with him to the park The
delighted lad being in ignorance as to
whom he was riding with kept his
grace interested with his quaint re-
marke till the park gates were reached
As the carriage entered it was saluted
by the company and guns WThereupon
his grace said to Jthe lad Now can
you show me where the duke is The
lad eyed his person over and then
looking at the duke replied quite seri
ously Well I dunno mester but
its either me or you Chicago Times
Herald
The longest continued cataleptic
sleep known to science was reported
from Germany in 1892 the patient hav
ing remained absolutely unconscious
for 4 months
The speculative astronomers are
now arguing that the moon is in the
shape of a plumb bob and thtthe
larger encl is always toward th
earth vf -
ISLANDS OF ALASKA
ITfeoKsands of Rich Homestead m Wait
ins for tlie Plow
t In the mad rush for gold locked in
the icy bosom of Alaska other re
sources of that wonderful countryvhave
been overlooked The Aleutian islands
for instance present a field for agri
culture and stock raising equal to any
in the world
With Alaska for a market the stock
raiser and husbandman would thrive
there as in no other part of the United
States If the advantages presented
by these islands were fully known a
Jstampede of homesteaders would fol
low unequal to anything since the
opening of Oklahoma and the
kee Strip
State Factory Inspector William
-Anderson has turned his attention to
the islands and made a study of their
climate resources and prospects
While others rushed through the
Ikat pass in pursuit of that ignis f atuus
gold he contemplated the neighbor
islands and from considerable reading
on the subject has come to the conclu
sion that they present a better field for
money making than the Klondike Men
who wish to engage in stock raising or
pastoral pursuits are advised by him to
try the Aleutian islands There as no
where else in the country are thousands
-of acres of rich prolific land waitingf or
the plow and the homesteader The
prospect for the farmer and stock rais
er is brighter there than it ever was or
is now in the strip of Oklahoma be
cause of the richer land in the islands
There are 150 of these islands many
of them adapted to grazing grain and
Vegetable growing Washed by the Pa
cific current the climate is mild the
year through In the valleys farm prod
ucts may be raised on the tabl lands
Igrass grows abundantly affording suf
ficient fodder for cattle Perhaps no
other place in the world presents the ad
vantages for stock raising afforded by
j the Aleutian islands There would be
no straying of cattle no expensive
round ups The cattle would thrive in
open air the whole year The climate
is perfect for that industry As in the
British Isles the salt in the air does
away with the necessity of putting salt
in the food As every cattleman knows
such conditions cause the animal to at
tain mucih heavier weight A ready
market with cheap water transporta
tion is afforded in Alaska British Co
lumbia and Washington
There is some talk among a handful
J of St Louis capitalists of homestead
ping the islands for the purpose of cattle
breeding on a large scale In addition
to stock raising there is the industry
bf fishing and sealing There are about
2000 Eskimos all told upon the 150
islands They are peaceable and make
a livelihood by hunting and fishing
Why risk the dangers of the
dike when a safer and surer field pre
sents itself in the islands St Louis
Globe Democrat
v A BICYCLE TRAGEDY
A
Rash Youtli Wlio Did Xot Respect
T- His Svreetliearts Preferences
He wasf ull of joy and why shouldnt
he be Wasnt he riding a brand new
wheel and in another moment wouldnt
he be by the side of the creature he
adored above allelse in the world Yea
at times he was even constrained to
believe he thought more of this beau
tiful girl than he did of his bike
He dismounted opened the gate and
with a proud step came up the graveled
walk leading his wheel On the porch
stood the girl who was his promised
wife A happy light shone from her
eves and the glad smile of welcome
she gave him made the young- man feel
at peace with the world
Suddenly the girl cast a swift glance
at the new wheel She trembled and
then grew pale The happy look fled
from her eyes and a sudden flush of in
dignation swept over her beautiful fea
tures Drawing herself up proudly she
cast a withering look upon the young
man and said in a choked voice
Henceforth Wheeler Sprocket we
meet as strangers Our engagement is
at an end You have shown yourself in
your true colors A man who will not
respect the feelings of his sweetheart
will not love hiswife Go I say and
never let me look upon your false face
again Oh I hate you and she
stamped her tiny foot upon the floor
To say young Sprocket was thunder
struck at this unlooked for and unac
countable outburst of passion from the
girl he adored would put it mildly in
deed What had he done he asked
himself Was the girl temporarily in
sane or was she only rehearsing her
part in some private theatrical where
in she had the role of the innocent vic
tim of mans perfidy Bracing himself
up to the occasion he managed to ex
claim
Marguerite I cannot understand
your strange actions Have T really of
fended you in anyway
OffendedmeWheelerSprockett You
have grossly insulted me Oh how
thankful I am that I discovered your
true nature before it was too late
and the look of scorn she gavel hisrt
almost crushed him
But dearest pleaded the young
man you will at least tell me what
I have done to offend you so
Yes exclaimed the girl in a mock
ing tone I would play the innocent
if I were you Buy a different make ot
wheel from mine parade it before my
very eyes and then ask me what you
have done
Whereupon Marguerite Hamilton
whirled upon her heel entered her home
and Wheeler Sprocket realizing there
was no hope for a reconciliation mount
ed the new wheel and rode away Ohio
State Journal
A Sad Affair
Thats what comes of having such
poor lights exclaimed the guest as
he rushed excitedly into the office
Why whats wrong asked the Jer
sey coast landlord
I met a fbellboy in the hall just now
and supposing that he was a mosquito
nearly killed him before I discovered
my mistake iCleveland Leader
FRANK I FRAYNES FATAL SHOT
American Parallel to Recent Fatal
Shooting on the Stagre in Germany
The conviction of a German expert
marksman in a Berlin court of the
crime of pandering to the public lust
for excitement was the result of an
accident almost identical in every de
tail with a tragedy that occurred some
years ago in this country About six
weeks ago in a Berlin music hall a
marksman attempted to shoot an apple
from the head of a young girl He had
frequently accomplished the feat before
with success But through some in
accuracy in aim the bullet instead of
passing through the apple struck the
woman in the head and killed her in
stantly He was sentenced for this to
six months imprisonment There was
no charge of negligence or criminal in
tent So the charge that he had at
tempted to pander to the public lust
for excitement was invented to fit his
case
The victim of the American tragedy
was Annie Von Behren and the man
who shot her was Frank I Frayne who
when he retired from the stage had
made a fortune through his expertness
a3 a marksman For many years he had
traveled through the United States act
ing in a play called Si Slocum It
was a rough-and-ready piece devised
chiefly to exhibit his skill in shooting
and in the management of wild ani
mals He carried a whole menagerie
about with him and this method of
exhibiting his talents had been adopted
after an unsuccessful career as an actor
His wife Clara Butler who used to
sing in his plays and act the partiof
Mrs Slocum was for a long time the
woman on whom his f eatsv of shooting
were tried One of the best known
of these was that in which standing
with his back to her he shot an apple
from her head and as in the story of
William Tell this incident wras a crucial
one in the play When his wife died
a young Brooklyn girl named Annie
Von Behren took her place in the com
pany The apple shooting feat was suc
cessfully continued for three years It
was done every night and frequently
twice at the many matinees given in
the cheap theaters at which Frayne
appeared
Toward the end of November 18S2
the company reached a theater in Cin
cinnati known as the Coliseum It
had been opened only two weeks when
Si Slocum was acted there On
Thanksgiving day there were more than
2000 persons at the theater at the extra
matinee The play progressed to the
scene in which the apple was to be
shot from Mrs Slocums head The
apple was placed on the girls head and
Frayne took aim and fired As they
heard the crack of the rifle the specta
tors saw Miss Von Behren fall to the
stage with a spot of blood on her fore
head The actor turned and seeing
1 what had occurred ran to the spot
where the girl lay and fell fainting bj
her side The curtain dropped sudden
ly and the manager appeared before
the curtain to announce that the play
would be broughtto an end immediately
Some of the audience had supposed that
the scene was a part of the play But
it was soon whispered about that the
girl had been killed The holiday crowd
in the street heard the report and be
fore long several thousand people had
gathered in front of the building al
though nobody knew certainly of the
targedy inside
The girl died within a few minutes
after the bullet struck her over the left
eye Frayne who was frantic with ex
citement was locked up The apple
was four inches above her head and on
a hat and the accidental use of a de
fective cartridge was the cause of her
death Frayne protested that there
was no danger in the backward shot as
it had repeatedly been done without
serious results The cbroners jury re
leased him and he declared he would
never shoot again But after a brief re
tirement he returned to the stage and
acted in his drama for nine years long
er although he never repeated the back
ward shot with a woman and indeed
abandoned the play in which the acci
dent occurred
It is said of the German that he was
about to marry the girl he killed and
the same story was told of Frayne and
Miss Von Behren He died about six
years ago and the shock he received
when he killed the girl is said to have
impaired his health seriously
The shot that killed Miss Von Behren
seems to have had a fatal effect on plays
of this class Twenty years ago they
were highly popular and they con
tinued so down to a very recent date
But they have almost wholly disap
peared from the stage now N Y Sun
Fear in Animals
Back in prehistoric times our ances
tors probably knew fear as a constant
feeling They fought to defend their
lives and homes from one another With
the beginning of agriculture and the do
mestication of animals fighting ceased
to be the chief object of existence gen
tler feelings had a chance to grow and
fear was not so common a state of mind
But Ave are not in the condition of sav
age tribes We -do not live in fear our
selves and we understand that the ani
mals we have domesticated must be
treated with uniform kindness The
horse is exceedingl nervous while cat
tle do not appear so nervous any dairy
man will tell you that the utmost gen
tleness is necessary in caring for them
We can reason away most of our fears
neither the wild nor the domestic ani
mals can do so much The one way to
teach an animal to conquer fear is to
let him feel that he may trust us It
is the true and only way for it leads to
love and perfect love caste th out
fear Our Animal Friends
A Climax
Dobson eating fresh trout Per
haps two hours ago this fish was swim
ming in a brook happy careless and
free Audi now
Just then his teeth struck a bit of
solder What he said then had better
be imagined than described N Y
Journal -
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A LITTLE NONSENSE
-A Wise Into what
jrand divisions is the earth divided
rommj who reads the papers
Civil service reformers and office seek
ers Philadelphia North American
I see that a number of
are going to Klondike Yes I no
ticed it I was thinking of going up
there and selling potatoes at 9S cents
apiece Indianapolis Journal
Mother You naughty boys Why
did you take away your little sisters
cake Boys Its her own fault
mamma She passed here just when we
- t it to
irr
were roDoer uaron
gende Blatter
i He When I first met my wife I
thought she was one of the most eco
nomical women in the matter of
clothes I had ever known She You
met her at the seashore I believe
Yonkers Statesman
A Natural Conclusion Mrs Sim
mons TXhey say the season of mourn
ing for a dead husband is only three
weeks in Persia Mrs Proudifit
Dear me Persian women cant look
well in black Cleveland Leader
Modern Art Teacher Give me a
few simple sentences Pupil The
sky is green The tree is red The sea
is yellow Teacher Who taught you
such nonsense Where did you ever
see such things Pupil In my fa
thers pictures Fliegende Blatter
Avoiding Bisks Glad3rs Papas
going to give me a check at the wedding
instead of a present Tom Tom All
right well have the ceremony at high
nooni then instead of at four oclock
Gladys Why what for dear Tom
Banks close at three Detroit Free
Press
AUTOCRAT OF THE ELEVATOR
All Mankind Must Stand in Great Avre
ot That Boy
It does the elevator boy an injustice
when you think he has something
against you He has not That is not
against you in particular It is all hu
manity who ride in elevators against
whom his scorn is directed If you
happen to belong to that class of course
the elevator boy is not to blame for
that
He is essentially suspicious He thinks
the whole world is in a conspiracy
against him This is illustrated by a
story told of a characteristically morose
elevator boy in one of the big down
town buildings He eyed every man
who got on his machine as if
to say Who told you you
could ride on this elevator One
of the office holders in the building
who had been using the machine for a
year or more with constantly increas
ing trepidation finally concluded he
would get an expression from the ele
vator boy even if he were thrown down
the shaft for his temerity One day
he said Will what would you do to a
man if he would tell you his honest
candid opinion of you
Without the least hesitation in the
world the elevator boy said Id smash
him in themouth There isnt another
man in the building who dares to ad
dress the czar of the lifting machine
It will be noticed that the class of
managers of the lifting machines are
called elevator boys This is a- mis
nomer The geniuses who originallj
presided over the machines were boys
but so many accidents happened when
the affairs were put into use that the
boys were replaced by men who are
still out of courtesy called boys
As a rule the elevator boy has an
eye for the aesthetic as well as the beau
tiful The Christmas season never
passes that he does not decorate his
machine with mistletoe If a man asks
Mm what he means by devoting so
much time to embellish his lift he sim
ply remarks Its the beginning of the
holiday season and I like to call at
tention to the fact He is beginning
to thaw out for the regular annua L
Christmas and New Years tips
It was during the Halloween sea
son that an amusing incident happened
in one of the big buildings in the busi
ness end of town The elevator boy
was one of those fellows who paid a3
much attention to his hair and neck
tie as a club man There was not a
single young woman in the building
that he wasnt familiar enough writh to
address by her first name
The lower floor on this occasion was
crowded with anxious men who were
frowning and swearing because the ele
vator would not come down The upper
floor was likewise crowded with men
who were also breaking one of the com
mandments because the machine would
not move up The machine was sus
pended in midair The electric bells
were playing a sulphurous tune both
above and below and dire threats were
made against the elevator boy After
an interval of perhaps 15 minutes the
machine glided swiftly down the chute
and came to a gentle halt The door
was thrown back by the elevator boy
and his face was cut by a grin which
extended from ear to ear A pretty
little miss stepped out her face covered
with blushes and her hat very much
askew
It was like oil on troubled waters
Would I were an elevator boy
quoth the maddest of the former anx
ious passengers as he stepped respect
fully into the machine Louisville
Courier Journal
Hott a Horse Starts
This was the subject of a recent com
munication to the Paris Academy of
Science Many instantaneous photo
graphs were made of a norse in the act
Df starting from a position of rest and
a careful comparison of the pictures
combined with a study of the anatomy
of the animal led to conclusions wiicb
are said to be at variance with what has
hitherto been believed
It would ap
pear from this evidence that the fore
legs play an important
part in the pro
pulsion of the animal from the very be
ginning of its motion and that the
breast muscles Temarkable for their
development in the horse are essential
agents in equine
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