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j ELECTRICAL SLIP.
puMio c?inion luwl been triumphant
lr Tiinli 1 Tko inaity plea hud
t'n Ifti fo'n n:,,l Albert Prior was aen
f, n(T 1 to 1"' I'ruipi-il by the neck until
,r '--nl, n"l might tho Lord havo
BirT. r i n M wnl. Ecerj-body agreed
that ir v. " riKhtentis verlict, bnt now
that 1"" vat sentenced they added,
.Wrt Vr'ior vra a yonng man who
,,! ii:n! wore of his cwn way than waa
f,.r him. His own family father,
r, I r 'tlirr rsri.l sisters had given
Wilv M h:Ki w mnch that ho appeared
t,i think the world at large should do
fho c.".m'. The world differed with him.
Viif.ctnnntcly tho first to oppose his vi-,,i.-nt
will 'as a womnn a pirl almost
j;. vmiM havo nothing to do with
linn and told him w. lie stormed, of
r"iir- but did not look npon her oppo
,ti,.ti ;is neriims. No pirl in her senses
r.,nlil rmitiiine to rcftinc a yonng man
,.f his iinix-ts in life. Bat when he
1.. ;iril thnt die lmd become engaged to
run ;!-' Hweii, the telegraph operator,
j-ri'r s rago passed all bounds. He de
t rmini'd M frightou Bowon out of the
tiv mil ri.lled jit the telegraph office
j t that laudable pnrpone, bnt Bowen
v,-:i the night operator and was absent.
TV !::" num. with a smile, not know
in:, what he .did. said Bowen would
!. !y ! found at tho Parker place,
re Mi -s.Toliiiwm lived with her annt,
fc. r p.ir lit briiig dctid.
l"r'..T gronttd his teeth and departed.
I!, f.-.mid Miss Johnson at home, bnt
i ! m . Tin re was a stormy seene, end
wi'h the tragedy. He fired four
t;iii ::t her. kecjiiiig the other twobnl
!, t- fi.r liiiuself. Bnt he was a coward
rv! a eur at heart, and when it camo
r. tee i"iiit of putting tho two bnllets
!!!! hii;;-lf he quailed and thought it
W t,..i'niM'. Tin u electricity did him
r- i!r-t diserviee. It sent his descrip
n. ti far and wide, capturing him 25
r.il s trim bis home. He was taken
1.1, L f.. the ciniify town where ho lived
;iii h'l''l (1 i; jail.
Pr!.!i- opinion, ever right and ell
j"vi i f'it. imw n.-s:n-tcd itself. The oiit-
1 :iiid visible Men of its action was '
.. . - . i
,i i ni'.iiiit!s gatliermg oi dark browed
, ti- outside the jail. There were dc-rr-vT
il innrrcrings among the crowd
r.ru r than outspoken anger, but the
tr.i-hwas the moredanffrronson that ac-
,.m. tno man in its midst thrust his
I hand toward the sky, and from '
Ins hand d;-ngled a rone, A crv like the
tr " !itiC"f a pack of wolves went np
a the mob fav.'tho rope, and they clam
irnl at the pates of tho jaiL "Lynch
!::.! Jailt r, give np the keys!" was tho
The agita'ed sheriff knew his dnry,
1 m he l-sit:ited to perform it.
l!nf the keys were not given np. Tho
i-!.,ia'.r had c; ased. A young man with
I'.i! lai-e and nil -yc stood on the top
ef the stone wall that snrromidcd thn
He held np his hand, and there !
was inst nit silence. They all recognized
I'm as Itowen. the li i irh t oncrator. to
v :a -he had been engaged.
' r.t let-nil," ho cried, und his clear
v.. in reached the outskirts of the crowd,
"'leti't do it. I)on't put an everlasting
'iiii on the fair name of onr town. No
a. Ii:is ever lccti lynched in this connty,
a.-.'l ihiic in this state so far as I know,
i: n't li t us U-gin it. If I thought the
im-. Table scoundrel inside would escape
if itlmtmht his money would buy him
ft I'd be tho man to lead yon to bat
ter down those doors and hang him on
the nearest tree, and you know it."
Th- re win- cheers at this. "But ho
v ei,-t cscaiic. His money can't buy him
ti. He will be hanged by the law.
iM.'t think it's mercy I'm preaching;
it's vetijrejmiv!'' Bowen shook his
liu. -lied list at the jail. "That wretch
th-re luts liren in hell ever sinco ho
1 ::r.l your rhonts. He'll lie in hell, for
h '- a 'astard, until the time his trem
l lii v legs carry him to the scaffold. I
v.uit him to stay in this hell till he
.i--.ps tif-oiich into the other, if there is
'' I want him to sr.fter some of tho
' he has cruised. Lynching is over
i'i a moment. I want that mnrderer to
he I'V the. slow, merciless cruel rr of tho
liven the worst in the crowd shudder
'I as taey heard these words and realiz
"la - they looked at Bowon's face, al-i'"-f
inhiunau in its rage, tliat his thirst
I r revenijo made their own seem al
'"si innocent. The speech broke up the
tm-.vi1. The niuu with tho rope threw it
"vi r int. the jail yard, shouting to the
iTifi, "Take care of it, old man; you'll
And so it came ulsiut. just as Bowen
Iniw it won Id. that all thn money and
mth:?-,.rc (.f the lrior family could not
h'-tp t!n mnrdercr, and he was sentenc-
'! to l)e hansed mi Sept. 21. at fl a. m.
And thn pttblic opinion was satisfied.
I hit th moment the sentence was nn
t eiitvi d and the fate of the yonng man
"MM a curions chnngo began to be no
ti' - d in public opinion. It seemed to
have v erctl round. There was much
vmruiriiT for tho frtmily, of course.
Tli- ti theru came to lo mnch sympathy
I'T the rrilnitl-il kinu.lf I.jnnololl
- .......... t4. A rmm iiunu.it
l.irao ulxmt tho worst use a man
an ! put to. Ladies scut flowers to tho
t '' mn-l man's cell After all, hung-''-'
him. joor fellow, wonld not bring
Miss Johnson back to life. However,
f v. s).okef)f Jliss Johnson; she was for
I'oiten hy all Jnit one man, who ground
hi, t.i'th when he realized the instabili
f.v if pnhlic opinion.
1'etiriotis were got up, headed by the
''e.il i-lcrgy. Women licggcd for sign.i
,,,T"s and gnt them. Every man and
r" iiin!i sigtM them all except one,
m l ,... wal nrRp,j to njj y,y B tcar-
lady, who asked him to remember
tl::i vvna, anec wns the L'lrd's.
"But the Lord has his instruments, "
i:d Bowen grimly, "and I swear to
T"'i. hiaiiam, that if ynu snccccd in got
t'.iiic that murderer reprieved I will be
instmmcnt of the Lord's venge-
"Hi. d.m't say that," plraded tho hi-nT-
"Yonr sisuature would have such
a tffect. You were noble once and sav-
d him fVYm 1 1 .
w. t, I Ttainly not sign. It is. if
Ton will pardon me, an insult to ask
iLw.7 T10 ''im, you will make
Ibl f I will IdllMnt
when he comes out, if it i 20 yeaS
tram now. Yon talk of lynching. IUs
snch work a yon aro doing that makes
lynchg risible. Thepelple seeTaS
k vyU nWr' mare shlwn to them,
iSVf'r? Ulr that i8 committed
Jti?ll0W0d by lynching jnst be
canso yon are successful today "
The lady left Bowen with a sigh, de
pressed because of tho depravity of hu
man nature, as indtd she had every
right to lie.
Tho Prior family was a rich and in
fluential one. The person who is alive
has many t help; the one in the grave
has few to cry for justice. Petitions
calling fen- mercy poured in on he gov
ernor from all parts of the state. The
good man, whose eye was entirely on
his own re-election, did not know what
to da If any one conld have shown him
mathematically that this action or the
other would gain or lose him exactly so
many votes, his course would have been
clear, but his own advisers were uncer
tain about the matter. A mistake in a
little thing like this might easily lose
hint the election. Sometimes it was ru
mored that the governor was going to
commnte tho sentence to imprisonment
for life. Then the rumor was contra
dicted. People claimed, apparently with jus
tice, that snrely imprisonment for life
was a sufficient punishment for a young
man, bnt every one knew in his own
heurt that tho commutation was only
the beginning of tho fight, and that a fu
ture governor would have sufficient
pressure brought to bear npon him to
let tho yonng man go. "
Up to the 20th of September the gov
ernor made no sign. When Bowen went
to his duties on the night of the 20th, he
met tho sheriff.
"Has auy reprieve arrived yet?" ask
ed Bowen. The sheriff shook his head
tartly. He bud never yet hanged a man
niul ilia not wish to legm.
ISo," said the sheriff, "and from
what I heard this afternoon none is like-
l.v to arrive. The governor has made up
i.i . . .. i . . i . . . . .
inn mum iir iasc mat me law must take
its conrso. "
"I'm glad of that, ' said Bowen.
""Well, I'm not."
After S o'clock messages almost ceas
ed coming in, and Bowen sat rcadiue
,uo evening paper. Suddenly there came
a call for the ottiee, and the operator an
swered. As the message came over tho
wire Bowen wroto it down mcebanical
ly from the clicking instrument, not un
derstanding its purpose, but when he
read it ho jumped to his feet, with an
oath, no looked wildly around the
room, then realized, with a sigh of re
lief, that ho was alone, except for tho
messenger boy who sat dozing in a cor
ner, with his cap over his eves. He
took up tho paper again and read it with
Slirriff of lircntinK Connty, Brentincville:
I Do not profspprt further with execation nf
Prior, fentenco cnmniuted. Documints sent
oil by tou ittln's mail rt't?istcred. Answer tlml
you understand this mcssaec-
Jons Dat, Governor.
Bowen walked np and down tho room
with knitted brow. Ho was in no doubt
as to what ho would do, but he wanted
to think over it. The telegraph instru
ment called to him, and he turned to it,
giving tho answering click. The mes
sage was to himself from the . operator
at the capital, and it told him he was
to forward the sheriff's telegram with
out delay and report to the office at tho
capital a man's life depended on it,
the message concluded. Bowen answer
ed that the telegram to the sheriff would
bo immediately sent.
Taking another telegraph blank, ho
Sheriff of Urcniinc Connty, Brentingvijle:
Proceed with execution of Irlor. No re
prieve will be sent. Keply if you understand
this message. John Dat, Governor.
It is a pity it cannot be written that
Bowen felt some compunction at what
ho was doing. Wc like to think that
when a man delilierately commits a
crime he should hesitate and pay enough
deference to the proprieties as to feel at
least a temporary regret, even if he goes
on with his crime afterward. Bowen's
thoughts were uxm the dead girl, not
on tho living man. Ho roused the dos
ing telegraph messenger.
"Here," he said, "take this to tho
jail and find the sheriff. It he is not
there, go to his residence. If he is
asleep, wake him up. Tell him this
wants an answer. Clivo him a blank,
and wheu he has filled it np bring it to
me. Give tho message to no one else,
The boy said "Yes, sir" and departed
into tho night. He returned so quickly
that Bowen know -without asking that
ho had foiuid the sleepless sheriff at the
jail. Tho message to the governor, writ
ten in a trembling hand by tho sheriff,
I understand that the execution is to take
place. If you should change your mind, lur
God's sake teleirrnph as soon as possible. I
shall delay execution until last moment al
lowed by law.
Bowen did not send thnt message, bnt
another. He laughed and then checked
himself in alarm, for his langb sounded
strange, "I wonder if I am quite sane, "
he said to himself. "I doubt it "
Tho night wore slowly on. A man
representing a press association came in
after 12 and sent a long dispatch.
Bowen telegraphed it, taking the chances
that the receiver wonld not communi
cate with the sender of the reprieve at
the capital. He knew how mechanically
news of tho greatest importance was
taken off the wire by men who have au
tomatically been doing that for years.
Anvhow all the copper and zinc in tho
world could not get a message into
Brcntingvillo except throagh him until
the day operator came on, and then it
would be too late.
The newspaper man, lingering, asked
if there would be only one telegrapher
on hand after the execution.
'I shall have a lot of stuff to send
over, and I want it rushed. Some of tho
pavers mav set our specials. I wonld
have brought an operator with me, bat
we thought there was going to be a re
prieve, although the sheriff didn't seem
to think so, " he added.
"Tho day operator will be here at 6.
I will return as soon as I've had a cup
of coffee, and we 11 handle all yon can
write, " answered Bowen without look
ing up from his instrument.
"Thanks. Grim business, isn't it?"
"I thopght the governor wonld cava
"I didn't know."
"He's a shrewd old villain. He'd
have lost next election if he'd reprieved
this man. People don't want to see
lynching introduced, and a weak kneed
governor is Jndge Lynch's friend. Well,
good night. See you in the morning. "
"Good night;" said Bowen.
Daylight gradually dimmed the lamps
in the telegraph room, and Bowen start
ed and caught his breath as tho church
boll began to toll.
It was 10 minutes after 6 when Bow
en's partner, the day man, came in.
" Well, they 've hanged him, " he said.
Bowen was fumbling among some pa
pers on his table. He folded two of
them and pnt them in his inside pocket.
Then he spoke:
"There will be a newspaper man here
in a few moments with a good deal of
copy to telegraph. Rush it off as fast as
yon can, and I'll be back to help before
you tiro tired. "
As Bowen walked toward tho jail
he met the scattered group of those who
had lieen privileged to see the execu
tion. They were discussing capital pun
ishment, and some were yawning, com
plaining about tho unearthly hour cho
sen for the function they had jnst be
held. Between tho otitside gate and the
jail door Bowen met tho sheriff, who
was looking ghastly and sallow in the
fresh morning light
"I have come to give myself up,"
said Bowen before the official could
"To give yourself up? "What for?"
"For murder, I supposa "
"This is no timo for joking, yonng
man," snid the sheriff severely.
"Do I look like a humorist? Read
First incredulity, then horror, over
spread tho haggard face of the sheriff
as he read and reread tho. dispatch. Ho
staggered back against tho wall, put
ting up his arm to keep himself from
"Bowen, " he gasped. "Do you do
you mean to to tell me that this mes
sage camo for me last-night?"
"And yon you suppressed it?"
"I did and sent you a false one, "
"And I have hanged a reprieved
"You have hanged a murderer yes. "
"My God! My God!" cried the sher
iff. He turned his face on his arm
against the wall and wept. His nerves
were gone. Ho had been np all night
and had never hanged a man before.
Bowen stood there until tho spasm
was over. The sheriff turned indig
nantly to him, trying to hide the feeling
of shame he felt et giving away, in
anger at the witness of it
"And yon como to mo, yon villain,
because I said I would help you if you
ever got into a tight place?"'
"D n your tight place!" cried tho
young man. "I come to you to give my
self up. I stand by what I da I don't
squeal. There will lie no petitions got
np for me. What are you going to do
"I don't know, Bowen; I don't know, "
faltered the official, on the point of
breaking down. He did not wish to
have to hang another man and a friend
at that "I'll have to see the governor.
I'll leave by the first train. I don't sup
pose you'll try to escape?"
"I'll be here when you want me."
So Bowen went back to help the day
operator, and the sheriff left by the first
train for the capital.
Now a strango thing happened. For
the first time within human recollec
tion, the newspapers were unanimous in
commending the conduct of the head of
the state, the organs of the governor's
own party lavishly praising him, the op
position shifts grudgingly admitting
that ho had more backbone than they
had given him credit for. Public opin
ion, like the cat of the simile, had
jnmped, and that unmistakably.
'In the name of all that's wonderful,
sheriff," said the bewildered governor,
"who signed all those petitions? If
the papers wanted the man hanged,
why in the fiend's name did they not
say so before and save me all this wor
ry? Now, how many know of this sup
"Well there's yon and your subordi
nates here and"
"We'll say nothing about it. "
"And theu there is me and Bowen in
"Well, Bowen V?I1 keep quiet for his
own sake, and you won t mention it?"
"Then let's all keep quiet The
thing's safe if some of those newspaper
fellows don't get after it. It's not on
record in the books, and I'll burn all
the doenmeuta "
And thus it was. Public opinion was
once more vindicated. The governor
was triumphantly re-elected as a man
with some stamina about him. Robert
Recipe Nr-ver Fails.
Husband (at railway station) Good-
by. row, are you sure yon have every
thing? "Wife Y-e-s, I believe sa Mercy, I
forgot the molasses candy! Run and
get some for baby, qnick!
"Won't he keep quiet without molas
"Of course, but I want to make sure
of having a seat to myself." Good
Aa Athletic Reform. '
Winks There is likely to be a change
in college athletics next year. Exercises
which kill will no longer lie tolerated.
Jinks What will be substituted?
Winks Exercises which only half
ill, of course. New York Weekly.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1894.
HOW HE RODE FREE.
HE BEAT AM EASTERN RAILWAY OUT
Conductors Were Deceived bj Bim Per
Mora Than a Year A Simple Scheme
Which Required Only Nerve and Belt
Control Tri-Jis of Conductors.
There is a well settled belief on the
part of most people that the conductors
on the steam railroads have an intuitive
knowledge of the persons who have not
raid their fares, and that, while they
may occasionally pass a man without
taking np his ticket, so phenomenal is
the memory of the average conductor
and so well does he remember faces
that it is almost impossible to deceive
him. While this may sometimes be
true, as a rule it is the passenger him
self who gives the cue for the conduct
or's nction. The man who deliberately
attempts to evade the payment of a tare
in nine cases ont of ten will by his looks
and action say to the conductor, "I have
not paid my fare, and 1 don't intend
to. " Some conductors with short mem
ories and distrust of their abilities for
detecting the frauds will continuously
call ont the word "tickets" as they pass
through the cars, where many changes
aro taking place between stations, at
the same time extending their hand to
ward each seat. The man who has not
paid feels that this is a direct appeal
made to himself and respouds according
ly. But if this rr.se does not succeed in
making the would be "beat" deliver np
his ticket it so far changes his face and
demeanor that he often shows conscious
guilt, and his ticket is then peremptorily
It sometimes happens, however, that
even all the tricks and artifices of the
conductor will fail, and a man will suc
ceed daily in evading payment of his
fare, not merely for weeks, but for
months. A remarkable case of this kind
was recently observed on the Firchburg
railroad. For more than a year a man
employed in one of the large wholesale
houses in this city has been taking a
train from oneof the suburban stations,
and acquaintances who rode on the
same car were hurprised to see that he
never paid fare.
At first if was thought thnt he might
havr a pa?s. which the conductor, know
ing him well, did not require him to
shew Bnt it was learned that he al
ways paid his fare when coming from
Boston, when the conductor is Mire to
demand a fare from every person on the
train. Then came tho suggestion that
he had an understanding with the con
ductor of the train on which he rode
when going to Boston. Bnt it was
found that when the conductor was
changed to another train and a stranger
took his place he also failed to collect
fare from the man.
So for weeks the man was watched
with much curiosity bv the passviigers
who knew of his success and were curi
ous to see how long it would continue.
They suw that he invariably got on the
train on the left hand t-idc, so that he
could not be observed by the conductor,
who stood on the station platform. As
soon as he entered the car he took one of
the many unoccupied seats next to the
window and lost no time in Incoming
deeply absorlied in the contents of a
morning paper. When the conductor
came through the train to collect fares
from the passengers who got in at this
station, this man, instead of ignoring
his presence, as most men similarly sit
uated would have done, gave a rapid
glance from his paper, lookinc the offi
cial squarely in the eye, ami resumed
his reading with just the suggestion of
impatience at the interruption. The re
proof conveyed in that glance, carrving
with it a positive assurance that there
was no disposition to evade anything,
was so emphatic nnd pronounced that it
left no doubt in the mind of the con
ductor, if he hud an v before, that the
passenger had got on the train nt an
other station and had paid his fare to
Boston. There was something about
the man's appearance as well as his ac
tions that nssisted in the keeping up of
this deception. He ltore all the evidence
of a substantial, honest business man of
middle age, and far above evading prv
nieut of a ft cent fare. But it was singu
lar that lay after dav a sharp and di
criminating conductor should lie so eas
ily deceived, and apparently against his
owu convictions, for on several occa
sions he reached for a fare, but was
checked m his advances bv that, re
proachful look with which he was con
But the end came at last, on that
train at least. Either the conductor's
suspicious were so completelv aroused
that he., determined' to satisfy himself
whether he was being imposed upon, or
else some one had called his attention to
the deceit practiced, for one nioruiug h
reached out his hand for the fare, but
received only the swift nnd impatient,
glance. This did not satisfy him, for
when the man returned to the perusal of
his paper he was tapped on the shoulder
and his fare demanded in no uncertain
terms. A commutation ticket was re
luctantly produced, punched without
comment and returned to the pocket
wheuce it was taken. The next morning
the passengers watched cur; usly for
the next move in the game, bnt the man
bad evidently given up the contest on
that train, for he has not been seen on
it since. As he was known to have
evaded paying fare on that train daily
for more than a year, it was roughly es
timated that the Fifchhurg Railroad
company was thus defrauded out of not
less than $20. Boston Transcript
I nutT; Too Sneece.
"What on airth do yon want money
to go to the show fur?" exclaimed Mr.
Haicedc to his wife.
"I don't see why I mightn't go and
enjoy myself ouce in awhile, same as
"Same as I do? Good lands, woman!
Every time I go to a show, don t I come
back and tell you about everything I
seen? What more do you waut?" In
HE WAS A DAISY.
But as Reporter He Made aa Aorfol ltlaa-
or oa Big fccoop.
"As fnnny a thing as I ever knew of
in the newspaper business, "said the re
form ?d reporter, "was the way Sandy
McLeaa gave the Chicago Tribune a
coop. Now. Sandy, to my way of think
ing, is the best reporter in Chicaga. He
was a lawyer once, and a mighty good
one, but he saw that the law had no
each opportunities as the newspaper
business, and he came to Chicago from
the Iowa town where he was practicing
and began work on one of the big
dailies. He hadn't been there a week be
fore the managing editor realized that
he had a star, and Sandy was given ev
ery opportunity to make himself a name.
"He made it too. He was put on big
tory after big story and beat every oth
er reporter in the city. After a time be
got to The Tribune and kept up his bril
liant work. He was with The Tribune
for a long time. The Herald and other
papers wanted him, but Sandy stuck to
The Tribune. He got a bit free and gay,
bnt the old man pnt up with him. Fi
nally patience ceased to be a virtue, and
one day Sandy drifted into the office
only to be told that they thought they
might be able to cet out a paper without
him if they hustled.
"He went out whistling gayly and
walked over to The Herald office. He
told them The Tribune people had just
fired him and asked for a job. The Her
ald was too glad to get him They snap
ped him up right away. The next day
Sandy reported for an assignment. Ths
city editor of The Herald put him on a
big story ho had been keeping on the
ice for awhile and told Sandy that it
"Sandy went out and got the facts.
He found that he was the first and only
newspaper man who knew anything
about the tale, and it was a corker. He
started back to the office to writo it np.
He had been so used to going to The
Tribune office that he mechanically got
off the car there and walked up into the
local room. He sat down at his old desk,
wrote the story and handed it to tho city
editor. The city editor saw that the
story was sensational, put a scare head
on it and ran it on the first page. The
Tribune was the only paper that had it,
and Sandy did not wake up to what he
had done nut i I he had got a note from
The Herald city editor next morning
calling him all sorts of names and dis
charging him. Ho got back on The
Trit.une. though, and he's there yet"
Patient Labor as Mnch a Fine Frenzy a
Factor In Its I'roduction.
There are yet some persons left who
fancy that poetry is the product of a
fine frenzy; that the poet genius awakes
from a sublimated cataleptic trance to
fill page after page with effortless
beatitudes. A number of manuscript
sheets of Lonjrfellow's "Excelsior,"
which maybe fnund in Harvard, should
not only explode this theory, but give
hope to many a discouraged amateur.
As Longfellow first constructed the first
verse of this poem it ran:
The shades of nitrht were falling fast
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth who, as the peasants sung,
Responded in on unknown tongue,
This was manifestly weak, as the
only obvious reason why the Alpine
peasants sung was that thev might af
ford a rhyme for the youth's response
in an unknown tongue. A 6econd trial
at the verse, however, not only failed to
improve it, but arranged it in such
form that it is difficult to believe Long
fellow guilty of the fault. The last two
lines of the verse were made to read:
A youth who bore a pearl of pr!.-e.
A banner with the strange device.
There are not many, even among the
magazine poets of today, who would
consent to refer to a banner as "a pearl
of price. " But the poet had by this time
three lines to his liking, and the substi
tution of "a youth who bore 'mid snow
and ice" completed the verse as it has
been read and spoken throughout the
length and breadth of the land, all of
which goes to show that the genius of
the poet is in the conception, and that
the production of the pot m, being quite
another matter, lies solely in the direc
tion of patient labor. Chicago Herald.
Charmed by a Snake.
Snakes travel a good deal on their
reputation. They scare birds and small
animals so they bt-coine helpless. We all
know this to be a fact. And then when
they get in a tight place with a man
they try to run a bluff on him. A law
yer in our town once met a rattlesnake
down in the Ozarks nnd !egan to experi
ment, or rather to let the snake experi
ment, to see if there was anything in
the snake charming theory. . He said
that the snake eyes got brighter aud
brighter, and his scales became glisten
ing, and his body seemed to swell up a
little thicker, and the whole outfit be
came so engrossing that he finally ran
away from the snake in a dead scare
and didn't get over it for a good while
after. He told mo that it was his belief
that if he had kept company with that
snake much longer he would have lost
his wits. Forest and Stream.
Changing Colors of iilasa.
In lecturing on the ruby at the fAoyal
institution, Loudon, recently Professor
.lohn W. Jndd. the well known English
geologist, alluded to the changes in color
which certain kinds of glass undergo
when exposed to light The green glass
lanes in the conservatories at Kew
gradually change through shades of yel
low to a purplish hue under the action
of light Rubies change color in a ca
rious way under the action of heat
Bluish rubies turn green and on cooling
regain their original tint The blue
sapphire turns white, and the yellow
corundum crystal becomes green.
In Paris it is gravely told that boxes
provided with slits are attached to tomb
stones. Into them are dropped the cards
of remembering friends who make the
pilgrimage to the grave of the dead.
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