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THE SUN. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1915. Trade Schools of Army Fit Men for Civil Life Uncle Sam Offers Soldiers Splendid Chance to Become Skilled Work men While in His Service he Cftfl d pa) NOW In the time f r the young man of Intelligent .mil nmht llon li go into the num. The Oov ernment will give him tfM of charge a training In my one of many trade Hnd even Iti a few pro Noslon. it win be n irmlnini much better, Is-causc more practical and thorough. than ht COtlld gel In a School of tcchnol . And while ac quiring thin cuination he will receive a modem te salary wi:h board, lodging anil ( lothcs. Would he In.irn pharmacy? In thai case he ahouM enlM for the ftoepltal Corps. He can ihus obtain a thor ough educ.it. on in tin- apothecary's business ; or If he prefers he may ac quire a knowledge of the art of nurs ing. Me will he taught how 10 care for the sick, to drew wounds and to cmpnund medicines, .t the rxplra- tion of hi term of service Malty secure employment at g aa a trained nurse. Would the yoUBg man like to he come a flrst class baker or a skilled oook ? If so he can obtain the req uisite instruct on while serving an tnlltmm in the a: m. The War De partment maintaini three schools for cooks and bakers In Which the teach ing Is done In the most practical way Imaginable by experts. A student who hss finished the course poem sses a thorough training and when he leaves the service he will ba at no trouble to find a Job. Harness making is a good trade and pays excellent wages. Thee is al ways a demand In iivil life fur men skilled In this kind of work, which is thoroughly taught in the saddlers' acho.il of the army at the Rock I aland till.) Arsenal. There th Hinted men learn how to make and repair harness and nther horse equipment l alau how to care for s:ck horses They t ike lessons In practical horseshoeing. If the young man desires to become a musician without paying for instruc tion, he may vain his object by Cn llStlng In the army. Bui he vv.ll nol be accepted as a musical apprentice unless he iias a little knowledge of music to start with. The army hoa Ixty-seven bands, one being attached to each regiment, and no mllltar) du ties are required of the bandamen t cept to play, unless the band i mounted, as In the cavalry, In which case each man must take care i.f bin own horse. Th" enlisted men thus em ploved are constantly under instruc tion by the chief musician of the hand. Honorably discharged arn; bandsmen are always in demand In civil life. These ate only a branches of vocational offer themselves to the man who enlists in tht I Part of the business of the Signal (Corps is the ni tnllaluui end operat. on of wireless stations, telephone svs'oms ! Hnd telegraph gad cable hues and of I tlces. There Is opportunity fof the en i llafed man to become proficient In any I one of these important profesalona in many Instance yotmg men, after a single enlistment In the corps, have left it so well equipped with practical and technical knowledge as to enable !hem at once to command situations it: civil life at hlgll salaries Take deep si a cable w ork for cx- The enlisted man in the Signal Corp if assigned lo such duty. learni all about the mechanical care of living machines and acquires an incidental training in I In handling ami repairing of gasolene engine, In an) case he will be taught how tu make and repair, aa well aa i operate. Varloui kinds nf electrical apparatus. This is an important pun of the in struct! ti given In a tecMllCgl school maintained at I'ort l.cavenw rlh. At Mils school the soldier students are called upon to tackle all sorts nf problems In the laboratory They un- I dergo regular examinations nt inter- vnls and on graduation receive certlfl I Cats which are in effect dlpl mas. i Th. school .Inst now is temporarily broken up, i : i g to tin troubles with Mexico, both teacher- and pupils DO :.. .ii camp a long , he boi der. except those who attend to the busl neon of handling explosives. This, as might be imagined, is an exceedingly hazard' us kind of employment, Such handling Is done at Sandy Honk, Kvery now and then It happens tbat a sh-dl fired cp rimentally at S.mdv Hook fails tu explode, Then II is a i question i.f taking it apart to find out whit was the matter with it. It is much like the ease of the small boy, who feels himself obliged to examine a a laiol t I icger . if II takes a no tion to go .,ff he Is likely to suffer. MoSI perilous uf all Is the task of re moving the fuse from the unexploded projectile, in Itself the fuse contains ei ough high explosive to cut a man m IWO. There is In tic COOal artillery also an excellent opportunity for intelligent anil ambitious young men to no iilre various kinds of knowledge, They may learn photogruphyi mechanical drawing, steam and electrical engi neering, expert gunnery and wueless telegraphy. This branch of the service maintains at Kortrean Monroe a school in which any one of four courses may be pur sued, tine course represents a thor ough trslnlm for t te grade of fireman, man who qualifies as a competent operator of w ireless receives a diploma on graduation. Tin enlisted man who is graduated as an electrical sergeant possesses a technical education that will assure him a well paid position in civil life at the conclusion of his time of ser vice, iiis ordinary business consists In operat:' g and repairing the electri cal equipment of seacooot fortlficx Hons, l.utir on ir he remains in the service he may become an engineer at IMy i ven rise to the dlgnitv of u man tel electrician. line should realize that all these arm) schools are absolutely free. There are no tuition or other fees to be paid. The voiing soldier while he Is leartiii e draw- pay and allowances, w hich Include food and clothing. Dur ing tin progress of his education tie has practically no other duties to per form. These si bonis equip young men to till responsible and good paying posi tion in civil life when their terms of enlistment have expired. They nre then at liberty to go back to the in lu-tr.nl world with greatly enhanced a: nine capacity. The Government is even able to help them In sei uring X VllU WI -I yVU v. . imi t.ww w Share Edison's Profits n Z MT7.I-TIO K. rNDRR 1 f - JfJf- KIIU til II MIIAItV TAYL'ill WisiK. retired t. legrapher. Who lives at 170!) West .leffer son street, LoUlsVlllC, Ky.. Is a firm believer Willi Mr. Donley that "tlpPOTtunlty knocks at yer dure lc.it wanoe." and If you do n t respond your chance is tie forever. Mr. I'nderWOOd once had the oppor tnnity of sharing In the profits of some of the lion or m re inventions for Which Thomas Alvi RdiOon lias been granted lelters patent In the l ulled States and In other countries, but be did not embrace tj Opportunity kn eked hard at Ihe I nderwood door only i nee. and It wa:. Thomas A Ml son wlio did the knocking, but Mr. ITnderwood lei him git away. Neatly a hulf century ago Thomas A Bdlaon and Kachary Taylor I'nder wyo.l were very Intimate friends, so intimate that Mr. Kdlsou wanted to borrow 1100 from Mr. I nderwood. For this loan of lint) Mr. I nderwood was to share in the profits which Mr Ml son lie n Confidently believed would eventually accrue from his inventions, particularly the double transmitter, the quadruples telegraph, sextuple t-l. graph, the alkaline storage battery, quadruple and sextuple telegraph transmittal n, and many other Invon- tlons which have to do with telegraphy 1 and electricity. All of these prospec- i live inventions were In Mr. Kdison s j mind while be was employed as a,1 telegraph opernt r for the Western ' Union Telegraph Company, "n the I south side of Main street, between Second and Third streets, in LoUlS I Vllle, Ky. This all happened In the years ISM1MT. Mr. Edison at that time I did not have sufficient money to pur chase the necessary instruments with which he desired to make the experi ments for improv ements in tetegra- I phy. At the same time Mr. I'tidcr WOOd was a clerk and messenger in the telegraph office. He was a frugal boy, and had saved some money, in that particular being like unto an other Western I'm n messenger boy, "Andy" Carnegie, although Mr t u derW i is not a canny Scott, but a native Kentuckian, kinsman of for mer Congressman, now I'nited suites Aged Telegrapher Who Worked With Him in Louisville Discloses Un written Facts of Inventor's Start Enlisted men learning to construct telephone apparatus. much extra money, waters the Signal Corps few nf man) ! ' training which ' bright young irmy with a definite ambition in view The War Department, in fact, is doing us liesi to work out a plan under which the military service may become so far as possible a school for the practical instruction of soldiers in such arts and i rafts as are useful n civil life. Re emits are as a rule hardly more than boys To them It is an enormous ad vantage If, when their tetnis of en listment are over, they can go out into the world with a techinlcal ed 11 itlon that will enable them to command profitable employment. Opportunities for such an education are particularly varied In the Blgnal Corps, which might be described as .1 body of specialists, the duties under taken by its personnel being- techni cal and professional in character. The young men enlisted in this branch of the Service learn to be skilled me chanics, electricians wlremen, tele graph operators, wireless operators, caiile men, photographers, aeronau tic experts nod chauffeurs. ample. It is a trade all by itself. One enlisted man of the Sigtijl t'otps. n w retired mi half pay, is employed by the Qovernmenl at a high salarj as a cable electrician, lis retired pa is Just so In Alaskan has had a formldibls .lol' of deep sea cable work to tackle, Tim' !- a region of volcanoes and earthquake, and every now and then tie submarine Wire from Sitka to VuldcX, 100 miles long, snaps s meWttere, Then the problem is to find the severed ends, piece them out with a lew miles of fresh cable mil do some difficult Splicing, perhaps in a heavy sea way. Tin- radio work is ,,f two kinds, at Wireless stations ami m the Held. There are ten stations in Alaska, which, as the cubic and telegraphs, are operated by n. Sign i rps. Qtners are located at large arm) posts such us Port levcnworth a id Kort Riley, and at the great forts along Hie sea iNias; Tin- . p rators are enlisted men. Whose business it is also to look after ihe mechanical tod electrical equip ment ." the st 11 .lis it s likewise their dut) t" operate tlir portable wireless outfits. Which, carried on muleback or wagon, a. compnn) troops in ti i' held. Mae such outfit has been installed on ,n aeroplane, an i it is the task "f an unlisted man to send messages from a! ft while In tight. lP nien been chitii off.. I Ihe a pn to ihe of the Rlgni trained a- p i. this duty Hut the) ildler going a for the purp s. . things set 11 and dr while witching th engine, the yaao'ei Ind cater w hien shoe s 1 prop tlurs are revol ling. t time tin i nliated I Corps have inn lots of it . na ma being assigned to in t OS a -istii uts, mg with t e officer making notes "f wing sketch map, behavior ..f ihe ic supply and the mat the The:, are only 1,81! men in the S.g- nal 'orp this being the limit of its enlisted strength fixed by law. Ac Cordingly a recruit desiring t enter j tins branch of the service may not find a vacancy at the moment. There jure plenty f Other opportunities for him eU where, however. He may. for Instance, obtain an aa alignment to the Corpa or Engineers, which Is another f rce of specialists In that corps facilities will be pig I at his disposal for the study of civil and military engineering! surveying, : map making, lithography, th instal lation of electric p wer plant, the operation of power machinery, mason I work carpentry and plumbing ami I pips fitting. A trade scho, 1 for teaching those trade s permanently maintained at the Arsenal Barracks, in the city of Washington, the Instructors being ol 'livers of th. e r is. other schools, more or i. -s temporary, are conducted at varloui arm posts, wherever I tro ps may happi n to he stationed. it is required or a military engineer that he shall be a sort of Jack of all I trades He must even b Bbls to run 'a i comottve at a pinchi ii may he demanded of him that he shall operate i flour mill or a sawmill, to feed tri s f meet a demand for lumber, I which iutter may he needed in quan titles at short notice for building bridge, for emergency repairs, Ac. : As fo: plumbing nod pipe lilting, such worn is constantly required at miii- tiuv posts and in permanent camps. Rven In time of war and in an en amy' lerrltory an encampment might ii, sufficiently permanent to call for ti.e installation f a system of pipes for water, with pumping machinery, "in branch of the army winch has " do w in th" manufacture and supply of gun, and ammunition employs ufti cel.- who are of necessity trained spe cialists, Rut it Utilises Ihe services of in. enlisted men for technical dui.es ri'iffliw "N , .riv-1. " ' ' ' ' ' ' ; $&r'i , 'y'jttS I fj TTit-iJ j would not know what to do with the vast amount of money he might have i made had he ahared In the profits j from the Inventions of Mr. Kdison. lie has no regrets on the score of ! monetary loss, but he wishes that he j had not taken the advice of his su perior officers and had given Mr. ! Kdison the lion he wanted to bor I low. Just to lie his partner and to 1 share in some of the great honors ' which such an association would have , brought him. t'heva'ier and Comman- I der of the Legion of Honor of France and recently (ailed upon by I lie Oov I eminent of the Cnlted States to I head a commission of Inventors to pre pare for national defence. Thomas A. I Kdison is honored the world over. When Tom Kdison. as they called I him. blew Into the Western t'nlon ' Telegraph office in Iouisvllle in 1H6 ' and got a Job as operator the other operators at first set him down aa a queer country gawk who knew nothing, but their minds were soon disabused, for they soon found out that he was a first rate operator. I do not know where he came from direct to Ixiulsvllle, bfJJ he was born In Milan. Ohio, in 1R47. and this would ! have made him about 19 yeara of uge at that time I "He wore a suit of clothes which seemed to me to have lieen made of Ihe llnsey woolsoy homespun which ' the country women wore hefore the civil War. Ilia suit could not have cost tin re than a dollar and a half. I I never knew him to hive a changf of 'ouier clothing during the two years : he worked in Louisville. Winter snd Summer he wore the same suit tm , one he came to town in -and seemed i totally unminiifi or ins areas, out nisi ; face was alw.. s clean, as waa his shirt. "Kdison was an exper. operator, even at that lime. Kver one in the j office hid to acknowledge that be fore he had worked a week lie took the press reports for the newspapers 'and that required the oervtce f a good operator. At midnight, or shortly thereafter. 30 laitir In. thirty' meaning the end, and the office was then closed until the following morn ing, out the office was not dosed for Kdison. It was then he liegun to work real hard. He took down several of tin telegraph instruments from their fastenings on the desks and placed 'them on the flour, connecting them with telegraph w.res He began ex- nertmentlng on ins scheme for sending more than one message at .1 time over la single wire He would try to ex- plain how this might he done when 1 In- fellow operator would listen to him. but they nearly all believed him to be 'daffy' and they give his thon ; ries very little attention. The manage nf the office caught him one time rxperlmentlngi Just lie- fore the office was opened for business in Ihe morning, with all of ihe instrument- out on the floor, Although , Kdison placed tl e instruments h k In their proper pi '.ces within a wonder full)' short tit ' manager informed I him thai lie did nol want the Inotru !mi"its disturbed thereafter and m- j struoted him n. t to remove them on being discharged. Thla was llson struck me for that one re lating In oil stock and he went il hi iu iniiiiHK-i in me ifiasgow 11 Company's office and said: '"I want to know the nam ( every employee of (he Western lr,, office who has been buying an here since the price went up from Ij to $10. I want to discharge eve-" one of them for holding up that message and taking advantage f flee information.' " "'Oh. dan't Worry about lhat,' i the oil man "The poor fellow's vv have a hard time paying their frieaaj back the money they burrowed M buy stock even if they hold ihplr 1 , It Is again selling at i: -c ,., mistaken shout striking nil Just ;,Vr, oui we epeci n, striKe it rich ,s, day. That despatch e Ich the 1 got was Intended for Circulation helped us mightily.' "If they ever struck oil at ( gow." sighed Mr. I nd. rw .. not me companv that I In." Inverting to Rdison's pecullai and habits while a resident "f I Mile in lsfi-7, Mr. L'nderwot .1 . "Edison, although nearly h time absorbed in thought Wh 1 work . r at leisure, was never uajf iu jokc or to play prand hla fellow operators or upon He hnd a sense of riev i,,o.... I can hardly explain, l-'or u i he would tell a tramp operat, sit down at his Instrument for minutes, and be would go Inti other part of the office and -end the wire a message thai ihe nam aespatcner of the 1 rsasnvuie Railroad 1 to hire a telegraph lawny, and If there send him out. When I he. ierator would hasten out t took UpN 'Inn ivr mill lllSVllll' mpanv wgnu i opeiatoi rul' was one 1,11,. , ramp of 1 in ii... , oesiiaicner s omce. olllv to be I on o.ei.,i'ii was wanted, and n,c n l-utu message nail been sell' 'tramp was disposed to dlspuli I assertion that no such me,-.,, ilieen sent, for hadn't he taken I message himself.' When 1 1, would return footsore to th. IV Kdison would have , tuit he would always givi a stake to hold him ov. r or so. Kdison tlellghtn fellows In this and In n h ' llad til mit rlu pen illy 1 when E 1 ofliee I lunch. tramp I a day I selling ways. "In those days men some times on the street cll ners a in I money by operating electric h machines, representing tin,' a irom ine machine would mansm, gout, neuralgia, a. would benefit tin. enure n. i eon. . I tern. The one to be henenteil n irectCd to take hold of two 1 attached to wires connected vv 11 battery. The operator would gentlv urn on the clea tin if ,, extent that the patient 1 -t a l or thla u small fee war . v., of course no one eon , shock of all the electricity v h machine was capable of ,.1 . . and some of the 'patients would parantly ba lifted from the ji. whin the operator turned on t. . , trie Moid too lirv "Kdison observed Ihe man with battery from day to da) hu r ins 1 Opportunity to become a skilled telephone mechanic is found in the Signal Corps. Above The army maintains three schools for cooks and bakers. to run engines, the second is for the grade of electrician sergeant! the third :.- for lie. . r.ei" iti master gunner, and the fourth turns out wireless oper ators All of the work done is of a practical character ami tin- enlisted profitable employment, for expert-1 m e has shown that no letter ofl : otnmendation is more potent in se 1 uring a Job than an honorable die . harge fr mi the urmy indorsed w ith ihe wads. "Character excellent." SWEET HOME AS IT LOOKS TO RETURNING VACATIONIST Home, home, sweet, iwcet home. There's no place like home. He It ever so humble. There's no place like home. THE vacationists have come nick to town, singing their merry roundelay, and meaning It. At least they mean it. every Word, until they pass lev ml the make believe Parian nun hie hall with its smattering of almost palms and ita scattering of nearly Oriental rugs whose purpose it is to give the place an air of opulence. The) enter their own particular cliff dwelling with the woids ami meaning of the "home. sweel home" ditty suiging through their hearts and putting a spring into their heels. They enter laughingly Then it Is they are rudely forced lo realize M.at the "goof" who wrote g certain Justly famous line ghoul the distance thnl lends enchantment was a prett) sm u t sort of 11 fellow (Mice inside, the horn mers begin to look around for their favorite hull boy you know, the one With the burn) orange complexion and the dis play of china Unit makes yon think of the table when il is set for com panv. Alas and a l.o'kaila ' I.Ike all per feci paragons the boy With 'he broad smile has gone to greater things a iwo dollars a week more job. and the privilege of collecting ihe telephone tips In an adjacent Parian hailed pal ace. In his place is sad faced vo ilh Some of the Rift: in the Lute That Mar the Old Song's Melody at Times ill (here, These rustlers can't b oi l-'inallv, all i r famil) tree with lions, von are reli third floor. Tl e maoiaC' 1 le It it lauding. After apartment house me." living o ir entire ii of its ramlftcH Ctltntl) shot to the lew boy is a spied s from landing to ti.e Sim, ill pedal ml boils of ascension u country 1 1 he feeling of through space does flinn your breath The home d at 1 i st part nil. ir little cat o in i hi all. there is no plat! like remind the wife that sh trusted with tin k Hh. flushes gulltll) to the it t mi ll t I lie with the continual look ol one who has Just swallowed a green pi i Simmon. "We wish lo be lak floor. XI r. Simmons a . ex pla in. "Mr and Mrs Hlmmonn "or i he Milium r " conn response, "They were nwav. but l In back," Mm urge "We or Mf Mrs Rimmons " The new boy looks vou ova i n superciliousness boi n ot extl a ill horlt Mm g-ga resis geutel) your bag iiis expression says as plainly as if he had UttSTed ihe words: j There Is u burglar'a kit concealed -d in the ihootlni up . things to your own e cliff! After home. V'Ul has been en to the apartment. I pelts a capaca us hind ag mill rummages among the contents l"i' Ihe key. Xo success She deposits her wraps ami other para phernn .1 on l e tiled Moor and begins a process of elimination, piling the con in - if iln in; on t p the pile Two or three do;t n-"LI pehhtel gath ered along the ihor tor a prospective gold f 1 1 it aquarium are thus brought to light bui no key, "I must hav mislaid it " she admits. Yes. i guess vim must, Rul if you hadn't been s,. busy trying lo OUtdreS Ihnl Mrs. Munsnn and bunking the other tummcr boarders into believing wi were n branch "f th" Astorbilt famil) "ii mlgh! hive kept the key. x w whui tin deuce are we going to Th. -ad face I hit d , lint i-rin ill the you I ward with a b Unlocks the di 1 youth lio had he n i background omes for-1 inch of pass keys. He uf, ion ale all ready aw. iv s ilh n n nd with ems lo burst a and gladden your eyes With the familiar objects when you 1'iim" your open push v our laaui fat i m your Hal Pi second cropper T e door wjll an .le h, hut n . further. Vou , vou shove, you bruise and batti r shoulders trying tu force lbs . I 'ei spiral ion Hiroims down your and sulphuric sounds Issue from lips, ion i.isi Uei'uulettll push i tin door gives way, Ringing you m your lace. this is the gnawer, eh? Ming million papers, more or less are I banked up in front of the door The hall is i linked with them. Where d;i ihev all oome from anyway? "How did this happen T" you demand. light 1' ginning to dawn on the situa tion. ''Didn't I tell you to stop tin p.ipi is until we came home .' ' Tile wife hangs her head liv all the signs of conduct she is on the verge of tears. "Yes." she Bobs, ''hill We fl 'n such a hurry I torgol to lell the newsman i in to bring them," "And Ihe double lived, gill dinged lb ml has bein shoving (hem under the door since ihe flrst of June, fan you begt t Why, I didn't know that so much news could happen in a centur: . let alone a summer. So vou forgot, e i'' Well, all I can say Is some folks ough I to have their brains examined, x ,i. dy h ime." "What's the light shining back Havre'.'' asks the Wife In a sudden panlo of fear. i ooka like it was from the bath room." "i ii ib ar. I know somebody is In our hoUSO, Please come out, IJcorge. until we find a policeman. They mllfhl shoo: vou " The possibility of any one poaching on your property arouses your sense of husbandry. They win (tea' .mo v itir home and help themseives to v iit belonging, Will they? you mailt forward, picking walking .-i.' k from tin- hail rick as you pass ' 1 1 an I i d I In re ' " you shout, I pushing open ihe door. A blase of, electric llgh's a your only answer. If there was only a hole Into which you could cruWi and d.e Without lacmg a certain pair of tccusing, moi king eyss! No use mincing mat ti ts. X' ol l were tile last one lo leave the linns, ami .vol) forgot to switch1 Off I he lights. The crowulng crush comes when the poatnwn arrives hearing an urgent call from Ihe electric company. And vou did not alop at one light, mind; jm. Threa of them, hlailng away I with ghoulish glee for the better pact of four months. When ti c extent of the ingh cosi of forgetting is fully realised it t. ii.es more than the smell ing salts lo rev Iv e you .x'nr do vo ir troubles stop there. In the drawing room, which you lately cauacd to ba .iv rated at your own expense for ihe sufficient reason that a close ilsr. d landlord could not si e why i :: w ills ini not liarmonts with red upholstery, due calamit) is wait ing to greet you, Momewhere lietween ihe ceiling and the floor above pipe Inn burat, Wh.i: a water pipe was doing 111 111 it part of the house only heaven and apartment h.uise archi tects know. Vo ir beautiful oiling With the pale blue skv, the silver clouds, the Cupid finicking among roses, resembles i cubist s idea of a rainbow. Mttlo rivulets of palnl ami water have trickled down tin- lide wall. Tile ceiling ii ni'ji I v a hair, which threatens at any momeni to snap and send the whole square hurt ling down on your heated brow Vou ale not left to view the wreck of :nt In in i.e. A screech from ihe .lining room brings you on the hop. skip and jump. Tin ic by the sunny window .lands ihe wife The cause .,f her pertucbatlonu seems to lie a luxuriant fern which Was wont to mid a note of hothouse greenery to your pleas ill! domicile, The wife looks at .vou w ith wide e.v es ami open mouth. Slowly she extends he;- hand unit touches a leaf of the Ii in. Il crumples swu) Into ashes. gh touches another, Th same thing h ippens, "I meant to give H lo Mamie to keep while We were away " she says. "I hasn't been watered this summer. It's dried up," "So would vou be if you hadn't been wau red all summer," you snap. The wife llings heraelf into a chair. The chair protests with many a i reak, totters, gives way. Wifey hursis into leal s. "That was i real ant nine loo," she boba. "I buUghi It in one of Ihuae queer old shops down on f.exington avenue and the man -wore to me it had been in the Washington family since Cleorge was a boy, I suppose it was loo dry for it in here ' "Vou sh mid have put It In the drawing room," you advise "There was plenty of dampneos in i lu re." At this ii"' companion of your bosom gives one l,si shriek and collapses en tirely among the dust of Ihe dining room table whti n . overs it like a in avy pluah cloth. There ire a few other rift In the lilt of ihe home, sweet hone, song Pells, the maid, who promised v the heard of her great-grandfather and :l e blarney of the blarney stone to ! waiting for you over a dinner of your Well known hrmled steak and blue- berry ice. ' conspicuous by hor ah si ti. e in in r place is i thumb marked letter By dint ..f a keen Imagination you ligin ut the content' 1'eli. i has married ihe "wop" who igd to nil )0Ur ice i best In the palmy days be fore some evil genius put it Into your " ' . ' " one ctri I . a, l St., - ! 1'iirtn. ind if lurnin amused at the way sum lients squirmed. Klnully said to the street faker " 'I can Stand all I h. i Did machine can make; trie proof I am if . you can put on ami not pa me a half n dollar, can make me squirm h) In on full I'll p,iv you the sami "This was agreed t" 1:1, hold of the battery handler the operator to lui n th. hatti IUM. The street er tSOIHOn never whlmiMleil a muscle. The fnkel amazed lie offered to with him for exhibition, told him be did not ha travel in thai line ' "n ' 1 stooil am i 'Kdison had befi Visit Ills street faker placed ,i win clothing and ov er his ahouldi I both arms to ins hands ihim a complete circuit, and vv 1 . tery Was turned on felt no cause the elect licit v passed ihe Invisible wires undn Ing "In a recent neWaimm i i quoted an - I see .Mr. Kdison IS that people ustlull) is really necessui i as he Is concerned three or four hours twenty-four, This sleep on. H and thai lie onb slee ' brought i Deep sea cable work oh'ers many chances for the soldier oa his retirement. r i the mi. rwoud of .xi way. was siso i, head All hasty the hi. ilh Dell i over o go away the while mi A I at t h itner vou m n long vacation. ui'i ire munching a ' duiry lunch i round see v is'ons of i bat htm have (he s ' badly Ho operator, wltti lo he Andrew I steak and s ly things about the ungrateful' The wife snilTs her egg sandwich When you we:.- discovering thai moths had all bill devoured Vollf dress suit, eal- Ing their way right through a moth in oof clothes bag to gel to It, wlfcy I discovored ihe ame hungry wretches weie camped in the fur of her best evening gown and bad made a p? j fectly good broad, lot Ii suit look like it i was mad it of mogqulto netting. link home in Ihe rooms with Ihe musty smell and the beds with th clammy sheets, the vacation bee buzzes around your cars. I'nderne.ith the buxa is a strain of ribald laughter. Vacations are all very well, but the transition from them la a regular home, such as is mentioned in 'he "iig. is a Hung terrible in content plate it is rile with disappointments, with nervous shocks, with heart burnings, with tumult and strife. A couple of weeks of chaos and once j more it is home, "home. IWOOt, sweet 1 inane." X'acations are Hue. hut after 'all "I here's no place like home.'' Hetta tor, i '.-i buma, who. i in Louisville. a hundred dollars looked big to "Taylor" I 'nderwood at that time and, an bough he i. kni Telegraph Operator Kdison better than any one else in the office, he hesitated about letting llllu which be wanted he Consulted the Chief at linn lime happened Klllaon, since deceased. ami also I be manager of the office at ihe lime. Thomas It Hoy'o, inso now dead. Rays Mr. I nderwood: " That fellow Kdison has a wheel in Ills head.' the) all said, and added "'He will be in the lunatic asylum within six months if he u pan'i quli project in'! i.ei linn have MOOT Why. buy, you would in us crggy as he is to do so You had a hard time earn ing that 1100; keep It, ami pay mi at tentlon to Kdison and his Inventions ' Ami .a.hnv Tuylor I'nderw 1 kept ins $ 1 041. Telegraph operator Kdison -non afterward lefi luuiaville, but imi for a lunate asylum. lie left In order t ' gcoepl a iter posi tion in Hie K. ist. and soon afterward Mr, 1'nderWood heard thai he was gelling a salary of t,OO0 a year Xlt. I nderwood and his fellow operators who are still alive have beard of Kdison ni. ii nines since then. Mes IS Uge r I'nderWOOd became a telegraph operator fi t the Loulavllle and Nuh v iiie llailroudi uud wax afterward for twenty-five yean city ticket ami pan senger agent fur the Pennsylvania lfaittuad Company in Louisville. Mr. UndgrWOOd confessc that be hundred dollars He wanted to buy Instruments ami apparatus of his own in order to car v on his experiments. He bad a little money of his own. but : be did not hav e enough. "I recall o..o Incident WhlCtt hap pened wliile Kdison worked ill ihe office, and after it happened I recall that for the momeni it made me wish that I had given that 1100 to Kdison when he asked tile fo:- the loan of :t. Down in ill: -sow, Ky.. Ihev had or ganized a companv to hole for oil, and the men promoting II were selling the stock in Louisville tor J.' a share, ihe face value of ihe stock certificate i being tin line morning a telegram inie from QlaogOW lo the selling agent in leiUlavill reading: We have struck oil. Advance the price from $-' to llo a share tOmor I row ' I'i.erv operator in ihe office, in eluding Kdison, knew about thm tel egram .ii a -hot! nine after it was re celved. I happened u he the messen- ger Who was lo deliver it. hut 1 did (mil rush down to the office of the agent of me uigigow 1 hi Company With 111 message. Instead, I rushed down home and told my mother to borrow all the money she could raise ami scrape together and to buy (lias gow ml siock with d. as it was going up from -' i" $10 in he morning, i cot all the money I could scrape up besides thai winch 1 had saved and bought oil stock, so did a number of the operators and oilier employees "f the office bui Rdlson did not par ticipate. "The manager of the office heard in u day or two that we were specu- my mind the fad thai I m i Kdison to be asleep or to look - while lie lived in I isville "For the i;fe of me i i1 'ell vou Where he loilgi ,1 recall that 1 ever saw I. it. bite except perhaps an uppli ' I suppose he stSld at SOIlli boarding house H did i m appearance of one vv i : -. v ,s wi The fuel was Kdison did I ' much about eating or slerpu he lived there bis mind W;l proving telegraphy Ii was i v lie that he perfected his stock 1 Icker, t he nisi ram. I I see in brokers' offices lo stock quotations He goi $n this Invention 1 am told "Although I liked Kdison ven While I worked with him hirni sin I never met bun uflei ' Louisville 1 n all of Ihe new i accounts I have read about lam have never seen anything Ht ill ' his career in Louisville, tl It lui . least Iwo of the old Wealei operators who ate III alivi myself recollect him as vv.'! i were yesterday " Charles Smith nuinagei Woatern I'nlon office in Li present, was one ol lilt operators who worked fol Willi Mr Kdison in tin office in lSfii'-T He w.i- olii who dlil no: regard Ml ' "oraay" at t hui t " Afn son became a great a. Smith was for some line with him in Sew York ' ' goes Must alwavs calls il" o, it MoCarty is th ilv ' u ern I'nlon employee now Louisville who knew Xlr I he wus employed ill i ' ,s Union office.