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8 Jim's Sister. 1
THE doctor had lnai,. j,js i;1Ht
visit for tln nl-ht nii.l tlio
nurse was loft alone with her
(. patlo;it-a typhoid fever pa
tient, muscular and ravins. It was a
private "contagious" wan,. roun)
tliat was always like a ship's deck,
stripped for action, with Its metal lied
f white enamel, Its metal taUo- and
s gray green wall, decorated only
with "colored supplement" prints be
cause these could he changed frequent
ly and burned easily, it was a room
of a dim light and a tempered shadow
one of those hare hospital rooms where
Jon feel that the flame of life, though
It burns low, burns without a flicker
Indus protected and watched In its
feebleness with no sentiment of love
hut with the skilled care and the cooi
rye of uninipassloned science.
The nurse sat at the bedside, her
hands folded in her lap. like n nun at
meditation. There wns something
nun like in her fare. In her placidity
beside such suffering, in the almost
melancholy sweetness of the face of a
woman who had looked mnnr times on
death alone nt midnight and who had
lived for a long year now iu the con
stant companionship of pain.
But, indeed, the expression Indied
her. She was watching her patient
for the Signs Of a homorrl.no. Ilrfnn.
1ng intently to his breathing, with the
subconscious alertness of the engineer
"who will sit musing with an eye
on the steam gauge and an ear
strained for the slightest change of
note in the regular swing and cadence
of the machinery. The poor fellow in
the bed tossed and muttered fretfully.
She stood looking down at him,
smiling with a motherly pity. His
eyes were closed.
lie had been as self-willed in his ill
ness as a spoiled child. lie had been
almost convalescent when, against nil
warning while the day nurse was
chatting with the doctor outside the
door-he had staggered from his bed
to a basket of fruit on the table and
eaten two peaches before he was seen.
The result was a relapse into a far
more critical condition than he had
been at first. Here he lay now, strug
gling against death itself.
Although she was not aware of it he
had changed for her; from being a
"case" he had become n human being
with a claim of Interest on her, and
she frowned at his muttering of pain.
Toor fellow! Life must have been so
full for him of interests, activities,
promises, achievements. To have it
all end this way, futilely! lie had
given the college cry once in a delir
ium and struggled, panting, through a
football game. And once he had been
standing on the platform of debate.
Another time he had been writing on
an examination in law. And still an
other time she thought that she heard
htm speak Jim's name in the Jumble
of delirious mutterings.
Jim was to have been a lawyer
Poor Jim! Her eyes filled at that old!
tear-stained memory of Jim and her
father drowned together in that horri
ble accident on the Delaware. Well,
she at least had not been a burden on
her mother's small income, and soon
as soon as she was graduated from the
hospital she would not only be self
. supporting, but an aid to the others.
There were two long years of hard
work before her yet. She bit her lip.
The untiring run and babble of liis
delirium had been growing louder.
She went to him again to calm him
with the sound of her voice, and he
looked up at her with a smile that
semed almost rational. It was only mo
mentary; he called her "Auntie," and
began a childish prattle.
s "Night-night," he said. "Kiss me
She touched his forehead with her
"Ssh," she said, and bent down to
him. The line screen at the foot of
the bed hid her from any one who
might pass in tire hall. She touched
her lips to Jiis forehead. "Nlght
ttight," she whispered.
He looked at her with a childish
smile pouting his lips. It hardened
fdowly into a pursed mouth of perplex
ity. "Hello, old nan," ho said. "Where
lie closed his eyes on a frown.
M.e w.u m ;:i ! !r.!.;n p. iiy v.i, n
!,N regular breathing h..v.v.l I,, r that
I;" h ill f. :H. n Into a quiet s'uiiilvr.
II" was filling In bin arm-chair hiking
a urn bath at n v, Iniow that locked
(nit the dazzling white of melting
Miow. 1 1 N 11 tor had Ju -t h ,'t him,
at hi doctor' orders. He was wait
ing for the return of "Nurse J'.lakciy."
with an impatience which he might
liave recognized as longing If his phys
ical weakness had not disguised af
fection in him ns an irritable lack of
what he wished to have. Shu came in
lie (rowed a feeble
"Ah ha! Did you luar what the doc
"What did he say?"
She arranged the pillows to case the
strain on a weak lute!;. He was grate
ful for that and his gratitude fchono in
"I'm to be humored, the doctor said;
I'm to have my own way in every
thing." "Are you?" she said, avoiding his
eyes. "Vou certainly had jour own
way about the fruit."
He laughed now at the folly that had
hept him a happy prisoner in the hos
pital for the past nine weeks. "That
fruit!" he said; "that was the most de
licious the most Do you know,
Nurse T.lakely, I thought those peaches
would kill me, but I was dying for
something to eat and I just took
them." She did not reply. "A man's
a fool when lis ha a a fever, isn't he?"
he added with apologetic seriousness.
"Only then?" she retorted with ob
She was busying herself about the
room. He was watching her every
movement with an eye of invalid ten
derness. "Oh, I say," he protested, "you don't
hiake any allowance for a fellow being
She affected n professional cheerful
ness in the matter.
"Oh, you're well on your way to
health," she said. "We'll soon have
you buck to your friends "
"Nurse," he said, "you're the best
friend I ever had or want to have."
Her cloistered loneliness rose on her
in a surge of bitterness.
"Wait till you've been away from
here about a month. One feels very
dependent and and affectionate when
ona is ill. It soon wears off."
"That's the way you always talk,"
he said moodily. Then, brightening,
"I'll report you to the doctor. You're
not humoring me."
She did not answer. She smiled,
having warded off the danger which
his milder manner had warned her of.
She seated herself In a chair and toox
up a book which she had put down on
the table when his visitors had en
tered. "Whafs that?" ho demanded peev
ishly. "What aro you reading?"
"Don'ts," sho answered laconically.
" 'One Hundred Don'ts for Nurses "
sho read from the cover. "Things we
are not to do."
"Well, don't worry. Your sins have
been all of omission. It's the things
you have not done "
She smiled serenely at the page.
"You might read it out, at least," he
"Lot me hop." She turned the pages.
"I think that Is probably included In
the prohibitions: Don't let others know
the secrets of the profession."
He clutched the arms of the chair.
"You're teasing me. Let me read
that book or I'll get up."
She laughed and passed It to him.
He' began to read:
"Don't sit in a rocking chair and rock
while resting." "Don't injure the fur
niture in any way and be careful of
all fancy decorations." He looked
about him. "The wreckage has been
appalling in this palatial apartment."
He read again. "Well, great Eli!" he
cried, and looked up at her. "Why, it
was you!" :
"Come here, please."
She went to him. lie pointed with
a thin finger to an accusing "Don't
kiss your patient."
She flushed under her dainty Swiss
"Not even delirious patients?" he
She turned her back on him from the
"Not even those who have an illu
mination of reason?" he persisted. She
could find nothing to say. "Do you
know," he said, "I've been puzzling
over It ever since. It was Just before
I fell alseep and woke up to my senses
Hmsiin. At first I thought it was my
aunt who brought me up, and then
suddenly I thought It was an old chum
of mine at college. You look very like
him. Why, your names aro the same.
Was Jim Blakely a relative of yours?
He was, drowned "
- She turned on him with a cry of
"Jim Jim was my my dearest
"Good Lord," he gasped and tried to
rise, no sank back wearily In his
chair and sat there staring at her.
"What a chump I am," he said at last.
"So you're little MarJoric." He re
membered Jim's picture of her in his
den. "How proud he was of you."
The thought of her position there came
to him in a shameful contrast "What
a bruto I'vo been,1 ho eaid, "and what
:n f !'i:el yots'te bet :t le r To 1 t y-ri
waif o:i I:,.' (ii. 1 f. it I'.i.e i:,a;.
What a bni;e. .Hm's ,!-.:ec"
Her h:tek wan M hiri. S!i M. I
locking nut of the window. !I,-r 1 1 ; i I
was v. Is hiii l,;i fe u h, mid h. too!; It.
"Do Jon tliihiv," he said, "in
Jim's chum, you coiiid -" llctouc!ie,
his lips to the palm ( f her hand -"forgive
ui? Could you? It v.-,n h!. t.! 1
teasing tone with a new note of w
liousness In It. Sho tried to free her
fingers. "Take rare now," he wnnied,
"the doctor said I was to be humored."
She laugiied and that weakened her
defenses. He caught her other hand.
"You're a brick, Marjorie," he said.
"Let me go," she said Fobblngly. "I
I want to wipe my eyes, you silly."
Her tone wax Itself a surrender. He
lay back and smiled with conteut into
her wet eyes. Waveiiey Magazine.
MORE SUM DIALS WANTED.
A Krncwcil Demand For Tlirm Some Sun
Dial of High I'rlce.
"Wo are now called upon for more
sun dials than ever," said a maker of
optical instruments; "five times c.d
many, in fact, for the sun dial has
come Into favor.
"Sun dials are made most commonly
of slate or of marble; some; lines of
graulto. The guomor.. whose shadow
cast upon the dial, Indicates tho hour,
id of bronze.
"Tho dial Is set upon a pedestal of
stone, or of terra ootta, or sometimes
of masonry. And sometimes a supiort
that will serve this purpose well may
1k comet upon already caned; or some
quaint object Is brought into tills use.
"One sun dial now in place has for
pedestal the newel post from the mar
Id; staircase of the Stewart house at
Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street
iu this city. We are making now a
dial whose support will be an old cap
stan. "We are now fashioning for an an
cient sun dial brought from abroad to
replace the original, long since lost
from It, a gnomon that will be in keep
ing with the dial in character and de
sign and of like age with it, at least
"Sun dials, complete ns to tho dial,
but exclusive of the supporting pe
destal, cost, according to the material
ad tho labor devoted to them, from
about $20 to $120." Sun.
Our Earth Is MoTtng Slower.
Wo all know that the earth revolver
on Its axis once In twenty-four honn.
Millions of years ago tho day was
twenty-two hours; millions of yoars
before that it was twenty-one hour.
As wo look back Into tlmo wo find the
earth revolving faster and faster.
Thero was a time, ages ago, when the
earth was rotating In a day of iivo or
six hours in length. In the remotest
past the earth revolved in a day of
about five hours. It could revolve no
faster and remain a single, unbroken
When our day was about five hours
long the moon was in contact with
tho earth's surface. It had Jusi broken
away from its parent mass. As the
length of the terrestial day increased,
so did the distance of tho moon.
Whenever the rotation time of a
planet is shorter than the period of
revolution of Its satellite, the effect
of their mutual action 13 to accelerate
the motion pf the satellite and to forco
it to move In a larger orbit to increase
its distance, therefore.
The day of the earth is now shorter
than the month the period of revolu
tion of the moon. The moon, is, there
lore, slowly receding from use, and it.
has been receding for thousands of
centuries. Hut the day of the earth Is,
as wo have seen, growing longer. The
linger of the tides is always pressing
upon the rim of our huge flywheel,
and slowly but surely lessening the
speed of its rotation. So long as the
terrestrial day is shorter than the
lunar month the moon will continue
to recede from us. New York Herald,
lloiie Chestnuts as Food.
Ilorso chestnuts contain about twenty-seven
per cent of albumen, tlila
remarkable proportion beiug greater
than Is found in any cultivated planta,
but their bitter taste, due to tho pres
ence of about ten per cent of bitter
rosin, has condemned them as unfit
for food. 15y extracting the blttor
principle, Flugge of Hanover claims
to have made useful another waste
material. After partial roasting to
loosen the shells, the kernels are ro
moved and pulverized, and the powder
Is placed in a tight percolator, with
alcohol, for about a week. To ex
tract the bitter completely.it may be
necessary . to replace the fluid with
fresh solvent The alcohol dissolves
out tho rosin, leaving a pleasant and
untritlous meal, which contains all the
albumen and starch of the chestnuts,
and Is a valuable food. New Orleans
A Voyage Cmter tho Sea.
Tho Tetit Tarlsien learns from 31.
Goubet, Inventor of tho submarine
boat Avhlch bears his name, that
there is some question of constructing
a submarine vessel which, deriving
Its motive power from a cable ex
tending across the Straits of Dover,
would be able to take 200 passengers
from France to England ia less than
hall an hour.
0 Z C c .
0 l'ifieiilai In WlilrU lairoj.run S
Till! American schoolboy Is two
inches tailor than the aver
age Lurupcan schoolboy of a
U like age. I am positive in this
declaration after a tour of inspection
of the various schools of I hi rope, and
I place the usefulness of the instruc
tion Imparted, from an educational
and a hygienic ix.iut of view, n.i fol
lows: First, the United States; second,
Fngland; third, (,'erniany, clo-ly fol
lowed by 1 Vance and Russia.
There Is it great difference in the
school cystous, but in two ways Is
this more noticeable, viz., inspection
of school wort; and Its results. The
system of inspection abroad has been
developed to Mich an extent that It is
more of a science than an ord'nary
routine, as In this country. Th,; In
spector spends at least a day a mouth
in each room, making copious notes of
both teachers' and pupils' work, criti
cising in open class the ddicient stud
ies and commending those that are
One report that I saw in Kcnniare,
and prepared by the regular govern
ment oliieor, had the results carefully
tabulated. One copy was handed the
teacher, another was sent to the Hoard
of Education, and another was retained
by the inspector to aid him in his fu
ture visits; thus leaving something tan
gible for the teacher and pupils to
work on. The report set forth that
the deportment of the pupils was prop
erly maintained, but that the reading
of the class was away below par;
mathematics was fair, spelling excel
lent, penmanship could be improved
on, history was excellent, but geogra
phy of the Western Hemisphere was
ory poor, and grammar was all that
could be expected. With such a report
the teacher had some tangible basis
to work on before the next appearance
of the inspector, before which time it
was expected the deficiency in studies
would be made up.
The inspection of class work In our
Chicago schools forms quite u con
trast with this. Here the assistant
superintendent rarely spends over a
half hour, and no report is made to the
teacher that would aid in remedying
defects, but she is left in Ignorance of
how her work compares with other
At the same time I am willing to
concede that it is possible to be more
definite abroad than at home, owing
to more specific aims in the minds of
both the educators and text-book writ
ers. Text-books are rarely changed
abroad, and a student is taught rather
to grasp and retain detailed informa
tion than look for it himself. Blinders,
as it were, are placed on his eyes, so
that he is unable to look sidewise.
Certainly these schools are more ad
vanced in theory than ours, but we
surely excel them from a practical
Any one of the foreign schools Is
better equipped, more expensive to
maintain and better fitted to exert
an influence In the student body than
ours, but the medieval practice of re-
Evictions places them beyond the pale
of oui work. Omitting the English
schools, any one of the others has
a distinct advantage over our schools
from the fact that reading and spell
ing are mastered in three years, be
cause words are spoiled as spoken.
Many of our pupils are unable to read
English after ten years' steady appli
cation. Arithmetic is much easier
abroad, because the tables are founded
on the decimal system, like our money,
and require very little memorizing.
It' is conceded that a boy coming out
of the preparatory school on the Con
tinent Is about two years ahead of
our boy of the same ago who Is gradu
ating from our high school. While this
is true, our Iwy has done at least
three years more work in mastering
the reading, s:elimg and grammar of
our difficult language with its barbar
ous spelling and numerous irregulari
ties of grammar.
The opennessof mind so noticeable in
the American youth is totally lacking
in the foreign student and he is held
n r- n
I iff uW
the r.i.-t ; h !,!, ! K !. l :m
e) hi. adtit of 1 ,. ; ,;. i n;. '.
1( ' time l:i l':" i , , :i nlr and t.'V, -i
'.i',i 'm.; i t . ; ... than .ur boy..
A'M t ' thi- ti: M-j. li' l:Je , i!
of our k l-,v. r. o . (!: davit ,,f ,,):-,
methods, l.i. I cf vire to era in bo,.;,,
knowledge, !....! r hours of liivtn;i
tlou. more cheerful r.lelhedu. periods of
relaxation I!;,,n. (v, ,,,,, tt ,,;,, jt
l;o wonder our boys grow two incites
taller than the foreign bo s when
taken nge for ago.
We aim as nearly a.s povlble to de
velop the mental and physical natures
of tho student at the name time. The
success of this plan. I think, h evid, nt
from the number of young men nt the
head of the many large indu! trial es
tablishments la America successfully
competing with lite product of the
world in every line. W. F, .Watt, In
thj Chicago Record Herald.
No SlioTsllnp Kfqulrf el.
The apparatus shown below almost
speaks for itself as a time and trouble
saver, for nearly every one knows by
experience the unpleasant work of
cleaning out the furnace several times
a week in winter. One great annoy
ance is the scattering of dust In the?
air. to settle later all around the base
ment, some even being carried through
the tines Into the living rooms above,
to be deposited on furniture and car
pets. Ceorge Adams and Walter How
l.ind have conceived the- Idea of pro
viding a receptacle into which the
ashes may be shaken direct from tin
furnace, Inclosing the receptacle in an
air-tight chamber, except for the one
passage leading through the f.irnace
into the chimney. Of course the re
ceiving can may be of any desired
shape and size, and it is possible with
ANTI-DUST ASHES KEMOYING ARPABATC3
its use to allow several days shakings
to accumulate without interfering
with the ordinary working of the fur
nace. As It would he impossible to
lift a full receiving can out of the well
beneath the furnace, the inventors
make provision for rolling it to the
opening on a car, and a lifting pulley
is suspended directly above the trap
door to raise the can to the surface. If
several cons are provided the ashes
may easily be stored In the basement
until the ashman comes to collect, and
as the cans are emptied directly Into
the wagon there is no occasion for tho
use of a shovel or raising a dust in tho
The End of a Capital.
A report from Farls Is to the effect
that General Gallieui, the Governor
General of Madagascar, is about to
make the port of Tamatave, on the
eastern coast of the Island, the capital,
instead of Antananariwo, "the present
capital of Madagascar. The reason for
this transformation is said to lie in
the fact that the country around An
tananariwo is not fit for any agricul
tural purposes, while the coast dis
tricts arc reported to be fertile and
rich In mineral deposits, two facts
which will no doubt induce immigrants
to settle down there.
Very Geoi!, Indeed.
"Who says autoujobiling is not ex
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