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band and we brought the baby to
Dr. Zarbaugh. He scratched :he
metal patch on the tooth with an
"Then he told us that thepateh
was some kind of metal, probably
silver. He said that the myster
ious manifestation was perhaps
brought about'by pre-natal influence."
"It is the strangest case ever,
heard or is a composite opinion
of the dentists.
Dr. Zarbaugh said: "The body
has enough metahin it for such
a manifestation and.it doesn't
seem impossible for nature's lab
oratory to deposit it all in this
Dr. Zarbaugh has watched the
develdpment of the molar from"
the time the molar burst through
the child's gum. He says that he
intends to await developments
until the child loses its baby
teeth. Then he intends to secure
the molar for further examination.
Mr. Rat on the W""e.
Citizens of B4kersyille, Conn.,
have offered a reward for the cap
ture of persons who have been
Wiring live rats to doorknobs and
, The "joking" has been going
on for a week and no clue to the
perpetrators has been discovered,
although a close watch has been
maintained. Women are so scared
they dare not answer a door call
after dusk or venture out for fear
of beinpdripped up by "a rat tied
to a wire.
You walk along the fields and,
unseeing, step upon a "iieetle.
"Squash," says your little son.
"You killed it." "It's only a bug,"
'you say, unmindful of the biblical
injunction to go to the ants and
A great Frenchman, J. H.
Fabre, has for years been going
to the bugs with clear-seeing eyes
and open mind, and has revealed
things to us that have caused him
to be called the "insect's Hornet."
He has told us the life Stories of
the common things, just the scav
enger beetles of the fields, the
leaf-rollers, the wild beds.
And from Fabre we learn how
to "be real fathers and mothers.
We hear a great deal about the
duties of parenthood, but nothing
we do excels in devotion, nor out
ranks in skill the annual doings of
The entire life of the insect is
prompted by but one instinct,
that of the guarding of the young.
These "brainless creatures'these
"low things," turn architects and
builders and diersrers and con
struct wonderful dwellings. They;
become warehousemen ana; stoje
supplies of food. They realize the
need of life-giving air and build
air-chambers. And then they,
store their eggs and go their.
ways, content to die.
After that, need we pat our
selves upon the backs because 'of
what we are doing for our chil
dren? Can't we learn a lessonof
unselfishness, of care for the fa
ture of the race from "just bugs9 1