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174 The Indian Advocate.
mation of national features, color, intellectual capacity and other peculiarities. It is noticeable that our German, French, Irish and other foreign nationalities gradually undergo con siderable change of features after having been in this country many years. This is especially true of their descendants in. the second, third and further generations. WVAiiWVNAVWWW THE LETTER "S D a ID you ever think what a strange thing the letter S is? asks the Chicago Herald. It is a serpent in dis guise. Listen you can hear it hiss. It is the wiz ard of the alphabet. It gives possession and mul tiplies indefinitely by its touch. It changes a tree into trees and a house into houses. Sometimes it is very spiteful and will change a pet into a pest, a pear into a spear, a word into a sword and laughter into slaughter. Farmers have to watch it closely. It will make scorn of his corn and reduce every peck to a speck. Sometimes he finds it useful. If he needs more room for his stock it will change a table into a stable for him, and if he is short- of hay he can set out a row of tacks; it will turn them into stacks? He must be careful, however, not to let his nails lie around loose; the serpent's breath will turn them into snails. If he wishes to use an engine about his farm work he need not buy any coal or have water to run it. Let the serpent glide be fore his horses. The team will turn to steam. If ever you get hurt, call the serpent to your aid; instantly your pain will be in Spain. Be sure to take it with you the next time you climb the mountain if you desire to witness a marvel; it will make the peak speak. But don't let it come around while you are reading now; it will make the tale stale.