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WATERBU RY EVENING DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1897.
Poctor, Croak and Ilis Student. r Bo Peep was a medical student. Ho hvns Tint .ty,a "Rr Pom xv'hn lost, bis ! sheep. In fact, when he began life, ho : aowl1 ana hasnea up a grassnopper ne tended, as usual, by Bo Peep. The in jured frog sat on a mossy stone, with a night cap on his head, and a meek look of suffering in his face. He had eaten nothing, "ad so Bo Peep sat was like the sheep in one respect, for !he carried his tail behind him. It was fifunny little tail, and that, with the jpnunky black body, made all there was 'of.Bo Peep. Strictly, he was a tad pole, but the children who saw him ."Wriggling through the shallow water, called him a pollywog. He grew until ihe became about as big as 2 nickel five cent piece ,and then a wonderful hange took place. First, tr.o tiny thind legs sprouted and grew from tho Underside of his body, and soon he had Another pair forward. His tail disap peared. It did not drop off, but was absorbed. Then Bo Peep climbed out of the water, and hopped around , a perfectly-formed, but very small frog. During the warm summer night she Would sit ob the sedgy banks, and join Sn the general frog chorus, with his shrill "peep! peep!" And that is how ihe came by his name. When he was old enough to look around and think, lie made up his mind to become a doc tor if he could. ' The most noted frog in the pond where Bo Peep lived, was Doctor Croak. "When he arrayed himself in Shis cocked hat and big wig, green satin coat and white silk Vest, he made the others all think that he was not a bad eld frog at all. One time when a jbrown-coatea friend ventured to give fcim a hint about the style he put on, Dr. Croak replied that "he felt it in icumbent upon him to maintain the talgnity of his profession." His friend fwas satisfied that it was all right, though he did not quite understand all Jthe long words. c When Bo Peep hopped over to the t)!g button bush beneath which Doctor Croak lived, he was received very kindly. The doctor listened patiently ien he told of iiis hopes and ambi tions, and in the end consented to take wmmmmm had just caught, while Madame Rana mixed up a soothing drink for the pa tient. Then Doctor Croak proceeded to make what he called a "diagnosis of the case." After looking carefully at the bruised head, and feeling the pulse, he remarked: "Immerse his pedal ex tremities in aqua pura, of a tepid tem perature." "Oh, dear!" cried poor Madame Rana, "what's all that?" "Just bathe his feet in warm water; that's all," whispered Bo Peep in her ear. "Then," continued the doctor, "apply a dampened compress to the cerebrum." "Tie a wet rag on his head," explained the little student. 'Doctor Croak was still holding his pa tient's wrist in one hand, and his watch in the other, when a sight of terror met his gaze. There were those two terrible boys, coming right down the other side of the pond. He dropped the gold-headed cane from under his arm, seized the patient by one hand, while Bo Peep took the other, and all scrambled around behind the pile of rocks, without taking time to think of "professional dignity." There they sat, hidden by the weeds and grass, un til the boys had gone past. Then they made a bed of leaves for poor old Rana, and the doctor told his student he might remain there all day, and help Madame Rana take care of him. "Oh, dear!" cried the sick frog, who had kept silence through it all, "how much better this world would be without boys!" "There wouldn't be arfyfun at all without boys," said Bo Peep; "no more'n there'd be frogs without polly wogs." "No," said Doctor Croak; "but the world will be much happier when every boy has learned never to inflict needless suffering on a fellow crea ture." VAnd every girl, too," added Madame Rana. !hlm as a medical student. He never had. any reason to be sorry. Though iBo,;Peep was up to little froggish ipranks, he always played them off on the other youngsters, and was very seful and devoted to his great pre ceptor. He went with him on all his (Visits to sick and injured frogs, mixed jid prepared the medicines, and what .was better than all else, he learned just Bvhat the doctor's big words all meant. A short distance from the button !bush that marked the doctor's homo, (was a pile of stones near the water eida, overgrown by docks and grasses, wnd here lived a very wise old frog, Earned Solomon Rana. On an old, half decayed log, with one end in the water land the other on the bank, the old Ifrog used to sit for hours together, in rrery deep thought, and in that way he jgot hs reputation for wisdom. He never told any one what he was think ing about, for he had never quite worked it out in his own head. What Jrazzled him the most of all were boys. Sometimes one or two of them would stroll along the opposite shore of the narrow pond with a gun. One of them :would raise it to his shoulder, point; St at a small tree, then would come a ' , flash, a sound like thunder, and some email, harmless bird would fall dead wnder the tree, while all the frogs up and down the pond and the brook that flowed through it, would plump, panic stricken, into the water. But what fwasieven worse for him, these boys, land many smaller ones, at other times (came down to the pond and pelted jwith stones every frog that dared to chow his head. There were other ithfnirn rn disturb the tranauil lifp nf the hoi pond, but old Rana could un tderstard them. Sometimes a great Ibird swooped down among them, and boe away a frog, and at others a spot ted water snake would glide along, teeize a small frog and carry it off in 3ii3 terrible jaws. But the other frogs knew that their luckless kindred had gone to become food for their captors. The boys, however, never ate the frogs they stoned, nor the little birds they Shot. One day, wWle old Rana sat on his log in deep meditation, the subject of Jui3 thoughts came nearer to him than ihe suspected. Two boys who were strolling along the opposite shore, caught sight of him. The next mo meat a large stone struck the log, just beneath hi3 feet. He was hurled into the air and came down head first on a Tock, from which he slipped into the water. The cool bath restored his "scattered senses; he swam unseen to a clump of sedges, behind which he took refuge, and sat quietly until the boys were out of sight. Then he crept teebly home. His devoted little wife, In her green gown and white kerchief, .bathed his bruised head, and did the ,best she could. In the morning poor Rana had a racking headache, and felt ore all over. So Madame Rana went tnd called Doctor Croak. He came, at- Timld as a Rabbit. It isn't always safe to count on the timidity of a creature that is proverb ially timid. Jack, a big, white, lop eared rabbit, with pink eyes, was one of these execptions. Jack was one of the biggest members of his family, and when he didn't want to be picked up by his long ears he would scold, and kick and jerk until il took a firm hold to keep him from get ting away. At other times he was. at gentle as a kitten. Above everything, Jack hated dogs, and he had a way of charging down upon the biggest of them which often sent them away howling. When a strange cur came nosing about the place Jack would crouch down in a sulk, with his pink eyes snapping. He would begin to grunt out disapproval, stamping his hind feel hard on the ground. t "Hu-u-u-uh ! Hu-u-u-uh-" he would say, spitefully, thumping with his feet. Then, when his anger was worked up, he would lay back his long ears and run in a white streak straight at the prowler. Just before he reached the dog he would spring off the ground and land all four feet-into the dog's side. No dog ever stood that charge. Doubtless they thought that a rabbit wouldn't do such a courageous thing, and when the rabbit did it t hey must have thought it some strange ani mal which they didn't know how to fight. Jack coudn't have hurt them, ol course, but he wasn't afraid to try, and it was just that which won him all his battles. Some dogs in the neighbor hood grew so afraid of him that they could not be coaxed to come near nim. But Jack got into bad habits and had tod be killed. He had all the apples, potatoes, turnips and carrots that he could possibly want to eat, but he was n't satisfied. So he began to gnaw the bark from trees and shrubs in the front lawn. He was whipped for it time and again, but after he had ruined a valu able pear tree in the garden he was shot for his disobedience. A Strange Visitor. On the roof of one of the tall news paper buildings in New York a few weeks ago a young bantam rooster was seen. Two porters were sent up to capture him, but he flew across the HE LOVED NOT DIPLOMATICALLY. A. French Soldier's Romance That Menac ed the Comity of Nations. ot long ago there was much talk in France and Italy regarding a little Interchange of incivilities on the Franco-Italian frontier. French projectiles were shot across the frontier near an Italian fort, and a general explanaton of the circumstance was necessary be fore the; creases could be smoothed out of the official temper in Rome. What this explanaton was has been made public recently by Rome dailies. It certainly is the most peculiar one of the day. Here is the story: A French artilleryman named Picon loved Lilli Vacherelle, a mountain maid, who lived in the Mont Cenis re gion, where the French troops were manoeuvering. Capt. Morainville, un der whom he served, had taken a fancy to the same girl. He saw her kiss Pi con one day, and afterward became possessed of the purpose of thwarting the private in love. He pursued the mountain girl unceasingly, but as Pi con knew of all her comings and go ings the Captain was unable to enjoy any long interviews with the girl. No sooner would he begin to press his at tentions than Picon would appear, with hand at bat and other signs of respect, to be sure, but still appear and stay and ruin the love making. The rivalry grew uncomfortably keen and trouble between private and officer already was feared, when one flay Morainville set his men to work at target shooting and started off in the direction of the girl's home, explain ing that he wished to observe from Mont Cenis the effect of the mountain batteries. Picon was lalt behipd to shoot in misery while Ills commander went lady killing after the mountain maid. But jealousy sharpened Picon's wits, while it gave nerve to his desper ation. There was an Italian fort with in easy range. If he aimed at it with solid shot he. could raise an interna tional rumpus in less time than it would take to tell about it, and could bring the Captain back on the double quick. So he fired at the fort and raised the rumpus and brought back the Captain. There is where the story ends in the Rome dailies, as far as the romance is concerned. The correspondents leave1 Picon in the guardhouse and Lilli Vacherelle and the Captain still at large. For the consolation of their feminine readers, however, they say, whether with authority or not, that the private will be released soon to marry the Mont Cenis maid. New York Sun. THEATRICAL GOSSIR DE WOLF HOPPER KEEPS HIS AUDI ENCE IN CONSTANT GOOD HUMOR- "The Wonder" Revived , After Twenty Years A short Sketch of the Author The "Play a Novelty to the' Younger Gen eration of Theatre Goer. Miss Alice Nielsen, who has .made a hit with "The Baetooians"" in "The Serenade,"; is comparatively unknown here. She is a native 'of Tennessee, born in Nashville, and received her mu sical education at home and in Kansas City, where 3b.eoccupied a church po sition. Her - stage expedience, was gained in the Tlvoli, San Francisco, the home of the popular priced light opera on the Pacific coast, and where a new opera is produced each week. In this school Miss Nielsen acquired an extensive repertory of nearly -fifty op eras. Her work making a favorable impression on Messrs. Barnabee and MacDonald, she was immediately en gaged for unimportant roles on their tour. Miss Nielsen possesses a Blight and girlish figure, an unaffected man ner and a voice of sympathetic quality and flexibility. Lillian Blauvelt has received several enticing offers to go on the operatic stage, but has the good sense to bear the Ills ehe has rather than fly to oth ers that she knows not of. Yet it was in grand opera that she made ber first appearance in public. It was at an en tertainment in the Lyceum Theatre, given by pupils of Mrs. Thurbor's Na tional Conservatory of Music. Miss Blauvelt appeared as Dlnorah In a scene from Meyerbeer's opera, Carlo de Broschi conducting, or rather mis- PRUSSIA'S GREAT FIELD MARSHAL. Elchty-eight Years Old and Honored by All German Royalty. General Field Marshal Count Blum enthal recently celebrated the seventi eth anniversary of his entrance into the army of Prussia. The count was 88 years old and he received telegrams of congratulation from the emperor, Em press Frederick, and many other royal personages. The aged field marshal has ever been a great favorite with the dowager empress especially, and the old soldier was also much beloved by the late emperor. The count was born one may say, in the military service of his country. He has fought in every war Prussia has engaged in since 1S27. His promotion was rapid, and his great fidelity to his royal master won for COUNT BLUMENTHAL. htm all sorts of praise In and out ol the army. One of the first acts of the late Frederick William when he bo came eiaperor was to raise the faithful old soldier to the rank of field marshal. By virtue of that title he is the chief of the general staff of the Prussian army. The count is now living with narrow street to a tall building on the: his eldest aaugnier, frau von urueueu opposite side of the street, lighting on ! dorf, near Rothen. Each year he a window-ledge, greatly frightening spends a few weeks at Koenigstein-in-the men in the office. When one isj the-Taunus, where Empress Frederick twenty stories above the street, lie does always visits him. . , not expect roosters to alight and crow ; on his window-sill. The window was Use ol ton.lon' Mn Serclce. raised to capture the fearless rooster,1 In Engian(i a new use for the mail whose natural home is a hennery on. hag beeQ found A London workman the ground but he flew tack to the h CQUld t the time to taka first office bu lding, alighting in front . " of a window where a stenographer waa tls three-year-old son to his home at at work. Here a panic was created by a considerable distance from his shop, the scream of the stenographer, who conceived the brilliant idea of sending was greatly frightened. The scream the child as a postal package. A card frightened the rooster, who walked was pinned upon his clothes bearing along the cornice until he reached an these words: "Live Animal." The open window. No one was in this of-' atjler paid ninepence postage and the fice, and he took possession, doubtlesa child reached his motner in safety.- veiy giiii &a.iii me noor alter ma mad flight hundreds of feet above the sidewalk. But he was safer on the roof of the twenty-storied building, for some one went into the office and kill ed him. i The mystery was to find out where he came from. At last it was discover ed. The Janitor of a tall office building was fond of raising chickens. He had a large coop on the roof of the tall building, and there he raised chickens. In some way this bantam rooster es caped from the coop; and then the hennery on the roof of the office build ing was discovered, and the hens in il had o find lower uartera, ; i New York Tribune. WOMAN O woman, in your hour at ease, TTncertain, coy and hard to pleasa. We've all been held across your knees. When your hand felt like a swarm of bees. But what of that? Wo love you still. And, what Is more, we always will I Wear what you may, do as you lik-d, ,( ' Hold offices and rido the biko, Be married if it pleaae vou to, Yet nothing that you e'er can do Will make you proof against the charms, That comes when yielding to man's arms. Love steals into your heart 1 Ah. then You're.-just sw o-st woman once again! -Cltrtiuii Lender, . LILLIAN BLAUVELT. conducting, the orchestra. It was a sad occasion. Miss Blauvelt's voice at that time was about the size of a canary bird's, and not nearly as well trained.. Her admirers hope that sho may yet be heard in grand opera, and it would be a source of great pleasure and congratulation among music lov ing people if all the stars for one sea son might be chosen from America. An enjoyable perl'ormance is that of "El CapitaTi." This comic opera was excellent when it was first soen in New York. It has even been improved, however. De Wolf Hopper is in per sistent "rapport" with his audience, and his knowledge of what pleases New Y'orkers is second only to that owned by May Irwin. Of course, the constant appearance of this elongated gentleman by the side o.f his dainty, piquant little wife, is itself a fruitful source of laughter. One night espjecially "El Oapitan" was a . very enthusiastic occasion, "The Typical Scenes of Zanzibar" wai encored about fifteen times. For one of the encores Hopper appeared with a realistic struggle for the center of the stage. "They want me," cried Edna. "Can't you see that they want me?" Hopper turned to the audience with a very disconsolate expression on hit face just the sort of discctnsolatenest that New Yorkers love to see. "Foi goodness sake," he cried pathetically, "don't encourage her. I have trouble enough as it is." The audience responded witb a guf faw that shook the chandelier. It is twenty years since "I'he. Won der A Woman Keeps a Secret'" 'haS been' played on a New .York stage, sc thaV in, reviving it Mr.; Daly bas pre sented what wllli be a,'? novelty-to th younareri generation oftteatregoera Mrs. Centlivre, the author of th , com edy, flourished 'in the "'early parf of ,thf eighteenth - century, and the plec - is one of a-score f rotn her.;ten thatwer much -in. vfue in tliose- days. Th WotKlor," -however. outll ve-d ? its com panions -lf popularity. - It was thifaj Chosen by, Garrick tor his farewell appearance,-white many, will reraeinbei that It Ws a favorite of Lester Wal Jack,-who found! in-Don Felix one ol his most successful roles. ; TUe.'Cotnedry -ia In five, acts, jv-ith.th scene, to Lisbon.' -Donna Isabella. (Mis St. John) meets-' with aii 'aceiaent, il consequence of which she is secsatij conveyed into, the bo use' of" Donna Yi olant&HMiss BeUan). ' TBi. latter, is b: love witb- Donna ' Isabella's brother DW'$?lrx IMr. -Biehman), .andfhei conpeataent of - Isabella and ' her re fusal to tell-Don Felix the factsioB nected with it lead to complications into which both traaic and comic ele ments enter. The love story of Doe Felixjaad Donana Violante is r. full'ol surprise and charm, and the ' play if almost modern in "its effectiveness witty dialogue and striking situations Mrs. .Centlivre, having had a stage ex perience herself, acquired a techniqu that few contemporary dtfiroatlstf possessed. Her character discrimiina tion has always .been a subject , oi praise among students of the drama of her period. Ma.rio'Dressler has , scored .. an',, vm doubted triumph in "Tess- of the Van d-evilles," atthe Pleasure Palace.jMlsi Dressier has never before given sueli convincing proof of her comic skill. Slit 13 buoyant, breezy and a prodisrloui worker., Boss fANCJBQN. - OLD OFFICE HOLDER. . A Georgia Man Has a Recori of 6t' Four Tears. Reuben C. Beavers, of Campbll County, Georgia, is the champion long distance officeholder of the United 2-tates. He has been holding office since he was 21 years old, and as he is now 95, has" a record of almost three quarters of a century aa a public of!i cer. "Uncle Reuben," as he is called by all residents of the county, secured the position of Clerk of the first court held in that part of Georgia. Afrter two years the Legislature established an in ferior court in Campbell County, and Mr. Beavers decided that he would like to be Clerk of that court. His ambition was gratified, and when a few years later the Court of Ordinary was estab lished he was elected the Clerk of that court. He has held that office almost continuously ever since. By common consent it is now admit ted that Uncle Reuben owns the Job. It is his private property, and" at the elections he is the only candidate for the office. No one questions his rifjht. Last fall the Populists decided to nomi nate another candidate, but no man could be found to contest Uncle Reu ben's claim, and again he was elected without any opposition. Despite his age his sight is acute, his hearing as good as ever, and he performs his du ties well. He say3 that he expects to continue holding the office and drink ing mint juleps until he dies. Uncle Reuben.has temporarily aban doned but never resigned the office on several occasions to go to war. He fought in various battles with the Cherokees and Creek Indians in early years in Georgia, and afterwards help ed conquer the famous Seminole chief, Osceola, in the everglades of Florida. He followed General Scott through the Mexican War and was present at the storming of Chapultepec and the cap ture of the City of Mexico. He fought during the Rebellion and cried when General Lee surrendered. Then he re turned to his home and. resumed his interrupted occupations of holding office. A Perilous Adventure. Olle Iverson, who owns a ranch on McNeil's Island, near the United States Penitentiary, had an experience last Thursday he is not likely to forget for many a long day, and while it was un doubtedly a very serious affair for Iverson, it was an amusing episode to an Olympia excursion party that wit nessed it. The incident occurred to Iverson while he was crossing the mainland to his island home. When in Tacoma the rancher had purchased a quarter of a hog, intending to salt It' down for fu ture use. Shortly after he left Steila ooon in his skiff he noticed a large school of porpoises following in his wake, but it never occurred to him that the carcass in the boat had any connection with the school of sea pigs following the boat. When he was about In midchannel the school, which numbered about 150, began to close in on him, and two of the leaders began to work up along side of this skiff. As Iverson was nearing the shore, and when almost directly opposite the United States Penitentiary, the two large porpoises that for about twenty minutes had been swimming .so close to the boat that he had struck them several times with his oars, suddenly shot out of the water into the boat, knocking the ranger overboard with such force as to break one of his ribs and upset the skiff. For a short time the water about hie boat had the ap pearance of a miniature maelstrom, as the hungry sea hogs fought and quar reled over the carcass of the land pig. Soutli Africa's Ape Pest. The South African colonists have got rid of Xheir lions and elephants, but they have not yet been able to get the better of the babooms. A babopm, al though somewhat like a dog, has all the mischievousness of a man. It Is the ugliest animal in all creation. The Boers call him Adonis, and never desi nate him under the official name that has been given to him by science. Now, this creature is the curse of the Cape Colony. He commits depredations for the love of the thing. Any Impru dent tomcat that ventures too far away from home is sure to be captured and strangled for fun by a baboon. Nearly all the Angoras, the choicest and most costly animals imported by the colon ists, have been destroyed by these huge monkeys. Even the dogs share the same fate. The bravest and most pug nacious of the English canine breeds are unable to cope with adversaries armed with just as powerful jaws, and with the Immense advantage of having four hands instead of four paws. With a dexterity that conspicuously exhibits his surgical aptitude the baboon bleeds als enemy in the throat, and in less than a minute the duel ends in the death of the dog. One of the principal amusements of these big monkeys is to gambol around the wire fences that protect the tame ostriches just to terrify them. The panic among them is so great that they often break their legs in their wild rushes. This is a pastime which the monkeys seem to enjoy hugely. A broken leg for an ostrich means a death sentence. The Idea Exchange. The value of ideas Is very well un derstood and the number of men in New York who have gained wealth through ingenuity in particular direc tions is not small. Some of these men have gained fortune through one Idea while others have followed up one orig inal invention by another. Now a plan has been devised by which the man who has one idea that he believes to be a clever one, can take it to an excITange and learn there just how much it la likely to be worth and what are tha chances of disposing of it all. There are no troubles by the way in which he shall get his particular idea before the people to whom he may be useful. He hands over that part of the business to the exchange and it finds purchasers for him, if indeed his plan is a useful one. All sorts of schemes from minute inventions to advertising tricks are cared for by this concern. All that a man has to do is to think up something and the exchange does the resUNew York Sun, TWO OPEN LETTERS. That Should be of Great Interest to American Women. RESULT OF A PROMPT REPLY: Mrs. Parker Considers Her Cure So Wonderful That She Desires Mrs. Pinkham to Still Pub lish the Facts, Feeling That Other Women Should be Influenced by Her Experience. It is quite unusual for Mrs. Pinkham to publish a testimonial from any one person more than two or three times, largely on account of respect for the woman who gives the testimonial, as well as for the reason that she wishes her testimonial letters to be varied and numerous, thus rep resenting tho wide territory over which her influence for good among her sex is being felt; but . by the special request of Mrs. Chas. Parker, ot Lit tle Falls, Minn., we again pub lish the tjwo letters which kHpi wrote f.r ( T-; ii t i-T 1. T-iT T I I received in such a - short period after commencing to use Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound seems to her most remarkable, and although about eighteen months have gone by since she recovered her health she never forgets to write to Mrs. Pinkham periodically expressing her gratitude and wishing to do all she can to spread the good news among other suffering women. May she wrote the following letter to Mrs. Pinkham: " I am suffering and need your aid. I have terrible pains in both sides of my womb, extending down the front of 1 yf 7iA my limbs and lower part of my i, attended by headache and pains in the back of the neck and ears. The doctors have given me opiates to quiet the pain, I have a very high lever near all the time. I am nervous and cannot stand. M.y doctor s&ya I must keep in. bed. Now I place myself under your care. I am only 21 years old and too young to suffer so much. The above; let ter was received ' by Mrs. Pink-' ham, at Lynn, Mass., May 15, which re ceived a prompt reply. The following letter, reached Mrs. Pink-. ham about five months later; note the re sult : "Little Falls, Minn., Sept. 21 I deem it my duty to announce the fact to my fellow sufferers of all female com plaints, that Lydia E. Pinkham'B treat ment and Vegetable Compound have entirely cured me of all the pains and suffering I was enduring when I wrote you last May. I followed your advice to the letter, and the result is simply wonderful. May Heaven bless yon and the good work you are doing for your 3 the all-important fact that in addressing ilrs.Pink lyvlIlClU UCl ham you are communicating your private Ills to a ii in n i m i mii h i skhb woman a wornan whose experience is greater than any male physician In America. You can talk freely to a woman when it Is revolting to relate your private troubles to a man. firs. Pinkham, at Lynn,' floss., is more than ready and willing to have you write her if you are in doubt. She will gladly answer every letter. Her advice is free.. " Interesting Experiment. It has been generally believed the grass, hair, wool, etc., grew faster for being cut often. Fanners have sup posed that their pastured lands yield ed more per acre than the one crop which they would get by mowing at the usual season. At the Michigan sta tion this thing was tested and the re sults were not in accordance with the former belief. "Three tests were made, one with or chard grass and two with timothy. In each case one plot was clipped fre quently with a lawn mower in imita tion of grazing, and the clippings wera carefully saved and weighed; and one plot was cut for hay in comparison with the clipped plot. The combined results of the three experiments show that the yield of dried feed from tha meadow plots was four times as great as the yield of dried feed from the clipped or "pasture" plots. The last clippings were made on the same dates that the meadow plots were harvested and no account is made of the growth on any of the plots after the meadow plots were harvested for hay. Analy sis showed that the clippings were richer in muscle-forming food than the meadow hay, but not sufficient to make good the deficiency In volume. We learn, at least, that the total yield of a grass plant is seriously diminished by grazing, but on the other, hand this product is constantly "harvested" by the animal at the most nutritious stage." We are left now to fall back on the claim that the period of growth of the grass for hay does not represent the whole season of pasturing, not more than half of it, and the possibility that the pastured grass will make more growth during the balance of the sea son than that in the mowed fields. The experiment should include this point. In any case it is evident that the average pasture gets much credit that should be given to the stock for their industry, peraeverence and skill in finding enough to fill their stomachs when the whole surface looks dry and brown. HOW ONE WOMAN GREW RICH. a Mere (Treaanry Clerk, She Bought a Fine Unnse and Rode In Her Carriage. The case of Thomas . Martin, , the Trsasurer employee who was arrested on a charge of substituting lead slugs for silver in the Treasury's bullion, recalls that of a woman clerk years ago who became rich by 'theft and es caped punishment when detected. She was employed in counting bank notes sent in for redemption and destruction.' A bunch containing a certain num ber of bills of a given denomination all showing the effect of long and rough usage would be given her to count. She would begin at the top of the stack and, after turning over the first few would tear an inch or so off a bill. In a few seconds she would tear two or three inches off another bill . and paste on this the small piece torn from the first bill. By this process of tear ing and pasting she would soon hare a whole bill abstracted and in its place a number of shortened notes, but none, so mutilated as to attract attention. The bunch as counted would ae correct In every detail. It was estimated that in this man ner she abstracted one note in every ten that she handled. The woman be came rich, bought a fine residence and drove to the department each morning in her private carriage. Her sumptu ous mode of living was her undoing. Her house was searched and a large sum in bills found. However, all the bills she had mutilated had long be fore been macerated, and not, the slightest bit of evidence could be found y on which to base a criminal charge After making restitution of what-caeu had been recovered she was permitted to go free. 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