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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; WEDNESDAY; JANUARY 2Gi 1910,
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Robert the Devil's Escape
From His Cage Arouses
Speculation as to His
By WINIFRED BLACK.
ROBERT tho Devil trot out of his
cago tho other day.
Robert the DovU doesn't look
a bit llko his name. We call
" lilm that because tho sons; that ho rings
Bounds so much llko tho principal aria
In the old-fashioned opera. "R-r-obort-Itobcrt
tuo tu t-Jalmc."
f)3 This particular Robert Isn't really a
fdevll at all; ho'u Just a canary, a little,
yellow canary, with tlnv. snarkllng.
black eyes and tho funniest little emo
tl6nal method of singing In all the
Tho day ho escaped from hla case I
shut tho door and the windows and sat
down and watched him to sco What ho
"What will ho try first?" I thought.
"Tho window, of course.
"Poor thins;! ho won't understand Uie
glass and he'll try to flv right through
It. Poor thlnKl poor "
But Robort tho Devi did nq such
thing. lie didn't even look at tho win
dow. Ho flew right straight over to the
looking glass and stood and admired
Oh. he admired himself Immensely.
He put his head on one side and tlion on
tho other, and ho ruffled up his feathors
aed stretched his neck and pruned and
teetered on his tlnv feet.
"Why. tho vain thlnKl" I thought.
"Robert. I'm surprised nt you." But
Robert tiptoed closer to the mirror; he
chirped and nodded. "Why." I thought,
"he Isn't vain, he's lonesome." And so
ho was poor thing just lonesome, that's
ulU And he thought tho bird In the
mirror was somebody that might turn
out to be a friend, and he wanted to
make a good Impression, that was all.
The Birch Bark Adventure..
Robert didn't caro for tho pennants on
the wall or for the books on the book
shelf. He was really a bit bored, and
began to look around for his cage, when
suddenly something attracted his at
tention. You could fairly sco him get a new
Impression. Ho put his head on ono
side, listened, chirped and flew straight
to a little, picture) framed in birch bark
which hung upon the wall.
Ho was as excited when he found
that birch bark as one of us would bo
to come suddenly into a room and meet,
face to face, tho ghost of an old, old
friend wo'd heard of for years and never
v even seen.
Robert tho Devil went mad stark,
stating, chirruping, warbling, trilling
' jnad over tho birch bark. He whistled
and sang and swelled his little throat.
end pecked tho bark and flew round and
i-ound tho frame, and tho only way we
could get him back Into the little cage
that had been his homo ever since he
could remember anything was to take
, the birch bark picture frame and put It
there before him.
Wasn't that queer? I don't bel!eo
he'd ever seen a bit of natural bark be
fore in his life, and I know he'd nover
heard of it.
., Who. was there to tell him? And yet,
- somehow, he knew that It belonged to
his world. His world, poor thing! I
wonder If ho ever dreams confusedly of
It, when all the household Is asleep,
' and the moon streams Into the window
. nnd falls llrst upon tho cage of Robert
', tho Devil and then upon a little, figure
that lies so soft and warm In the llttlo
' bed within tho room.
" What does ho dream, do you suppose?
'' Of wild, free flights under the open sky.
or orotners anu sisters with mm in tho
old nest, of tho mother that fed him,
of the tall trees and the singing wind,
of tho long, long journey from the Island
of tho sea far and far to the north for
summer time and south again for
When the Door Opens.
Dues he lovo us lth leady gratitude
when he is awake and hato us with re
vengeful anzor when he sleeps?
In tho daytime, is it nil a cur'.ous
muddle- to him? How interesting It all
Is this "woi Id we live In npd the cie
atures that live here with us.
Where do your dreams come from wd
.l..o A .. ,1 : l . '
iiuuui jhu iney Buinumnes juss a pari
of memory, too'.'
I met a men the other day and talkod
with him for five minutes, and 1 felt
rm If I had Inown him n hii'.drcd years.
I didn't like him at all. and hr- .Han't
like me, and wo Knew each other at i
Was he a part of fohip strange life,
some ancestor of mine remembered"
Are wo just prisoners he re hi these
awkward, clumsy, stupid bodies of o ;r.;,
nnd sometimes at nfent. when, tho ?.
r is asleer. do we fly out of tho cast. u,
Psychology'.' That a lot of talk thnre
Is about !t theso days. And yet, home
how, when you boll it nil down, it t
seems to be just n little common senro
nnd a fev of the eld things wj usi.d
osll sipenstition put together and ".li i
by a terilfing nr.cl nwe-lnSrlriiif new
name, ll'to tho boy you ve known all
your life como buck, from medical
school to be railed gravely "dirt'ir"
and told the Inmost secrets of your life
Robert the Devil. I wish I dared open
the window, as well uh the door cf your
cage, and set jou free.
(Copy't 1818, by Newtpuper Feature Service,)
BOIL two tcacupfuls of rice In
milk until nearly done; then
strain it, pare and coro an
many apples as there arc por
tions to bo served, put a small quan
tity of sugar and a clovo In each ap
ple, lay on a small floured cloth, cov
ering each with rice, tie each ball
separately, then boll until the apples
arc tender, halfw an hour will usually
bo onough. Serve with a good Rocky
Mountain sauce, with or without
brandy according to taste.
Cover the botton of a dish !arge
enough, to hold six apples with applo
jelly or marmalade, place in a shallow
pan six apples that have been pared
nnd cored, cover with water and sim
mer .until tender, remove carefully
without breaking, and place then on
the marmalade, putting a spoonful of
apricot Jam in each, laying a Umiu of
butter on top of each, sprln'ile with
sugar and put In the oven for ten min
utes or until It colors a llsrht. delicate
brown ovor the ton. Servo this scet
OiClt hot. with sponge cako and coffee.
Edna Baker Pretends That
She Is Unused to Inter
views, Neatly Passes the
Buck, as It Were, and,
Forcing. the Deal On the
Visiting Lady, Avoids All
By FLORENCE E. YODER.
IX tho -very beginning, wo wish to
make perfectly clear that not
for a moment do wo think that
Miss Edna Baker is unused to
The peculiarly astuto manner in
which she extracted Information
from her questlonor, and tho subse
quent confession that sho had never
been a reporter, manifestly left but
one Hue of argument open. She was
so aocustomed to meeting strangers
and having them ask her her real
name, age, and previous business
that she was able to do tho trick
herself and neatly put the business
of accounting for oneself up to the
The fact that MIm Raker plays In
"It Pays To Advertise" may account
for her appreciation of the value of
nn interview, surely, unless It bo
that she Is so charming that It Is Im
possible to write anythln about her
that Is not pleasant, no Other mean
ing can be attached to her frank
acceptance of a situation which Is
oflen avoided br stars.
"How do you do T was just fin
ishing my breakfast." she onnounced
with perfect composure after tho in
troduction ceromonles wero over.
"I was a little at loss when I was
told that I was to be Interviewed,
and a friend of mine who Is a
newspaper woman, advised me to
make up a speech and learn it by
heart. So that I could recite It when
She smiled broadly and Innocently,
intimating complete Ignorance as to
the proper procedure. But the big
baby blue eyes wero somewhat too
guileless, and the dimpled face
framed In curly blond hair, had an
air of such hidden wisdom that It
was impossible to bellevo that this
was ono of her first offenses.
"My newspaper friend," she con
tinued warily, "said that If I did
not loarn a speech and direct the
conversation that the reporters were
apt to make all sorts of strange
copy out of what I did not say at
all. I am not afraid, however, be
cause there is nothing that I could
possibly say that I would not have
printed. I am not afraid to have
people look at me."
The Helpful Friend, who is always
present on the occasions of ln'r
vlews. answered a knock at tho door,
and the arrival of a box of flowers,
modest but rate, mado a pleading
break In tho conversation. InJce I. It
came lust In time to prevent the In
terviewer from accusing hop directly
of fibbing, for the talk shifted to
men. and then to the question of
keeping good hours, and on to how
to keep plump but not fat.
This led unsuspectingly to direct
and personal questions as to the how
and when and where of Interviewing
and the day was almost lost. "If
you don't mind, you seem so kind."
she volunteered, "would you mind
telling me lust how vou remember
an Interview and what vou do when
you got one? Do you make a mental
picture of the victim and carry It
away with you? Do vou find every
body easy to talk to?"
Of course, it was impossible to
THE coat of soft, pliable leath
er has suddenly sprung into
favor. It possesses far more
chic than the coat of cloth
or fur and Is to bo had In white,
tan. brown, rod or green.
This model is of red lined with
blue silk. The coat is cut In such
a manner that Inverted box-ploats
arc formed in the skirt. A wldo
belt af leather confines the fullness
about the waist.
A high standing collar of blue
velvet bordered with sealskin pro
tects the throat from 'the chilling
(Copy't lilt, by Xsftipaper Ftsturs Swvlos.)
Bit, Or, How the Interviewer
Interviewed by the Innocent Girl 1
r jfrX yti. W?VV$Cii'XiBl J J&i
MISS EDNA BAKER,
Who Is So Convinced That "It Pnys To Advertise" That She Braves the
Danger of Seeing Reporters Invariably. Clever Edna.
avoid an answer, and after several
most Precious mlnuto3 had been ut
terly wasted In a technics 1 explana
tion of methods, a bit of informa
tion woe volunteered.
"I should think." sho observed,
"that you would bo continually dis
illusioned and almost be unable to
write wlvt you think. When I was
quite a small girl I went to sco 'Tho
Music Master" and cried all over my
new dresi. I Just sobbed mv llfo
.uv and left thinking that David
Wnrfleld wa3 the meat wonderful
creature In tho world. Several days
afterward I met him on the rtrect.
Instead of tho muFlc mastpr. I saw
a smsll. nattily dressed voung-Iool:-Ing
man. a checked suit of lato and
Impeccable workmanship, swinging
a care, and carelessly disporting
brilliant vollow suede gloves. Mv
heart almost stopped beating. I can
toll you. It was David Wai field and
not tho music master."
She laughed and gouged helplessly
at her grapefruit. Insisting sotto
voice that sho did not wont It and
didn't like It. She wanted to talk
and ask questions, and tho clever
ruse of making her keen on with
her breakfast so that one would
Importance of Being Punctual
Habit of Tardiness, Once Formed, Never Quite Over
come Bad Example of Parents and Disregard of
Time Often Responsible Subconscious In
fluence of the Alarm Clock.
lf as we sat at the break
I V 1 fast table of her well-
appointed home, "seems
to resolve Itself Into ono' continu
I smiled, as I knew I should be
expected to do, but my old school
friend had voiced a state of af
fairs which was fast becoming too
much for her.
She had married one of the most
Indulgont, as well as one of the
most unobservant husbands, who,
because of his profession need npt
llvo by tho clock. Her household
at first glance had seemed ideal.
Tho children were well bred, but
without tho slightest senso or re
sponsibility In so far as their own
tlmo was concerned.
This was a fair sample or my
Up she got at 7:30 to start her
household In motion. Pausing to
sottlc which blouse Ted should put
on for the da, she found horsolt
involved In an argument between
tho children as to which one of
them might watch the electric
toaster that morning. hllo tho
discussion was at Its height all
dressing preparations .wore sus
pended, which meant that Instead
of going to see whether tho father
of tho family were up and about,
she lingered with the children.
Breakfast Always Late.
Breakfast, the maid had learned
by experience, was never on time,
that Is, If everything was ready
the family dirt not get down, so
my friend with a glance at the
clock hastened below stairs to
hurry things up.
By half past S wo two wore the
only ones whe had put In an ?.ppcffr
"Whntoei hic those youngsters
up to?" she asked with a despairing
note in her v Ice. "I suppose I'd
hotter no etc. "
So up the i.luirs hc .cnt. to ic
nipear In tin irlnutes dilung her
flock before her,
"Of course, you will be late for
hac an opportunity to ask HER
questions did not work.
"Did that over happen to you?
Thut disillusionment?" And no
fooncr was a half-way explana
tion made of that query than an
other was filed. "Are the people
thnt you meet off stage natural?
Do they tty to be themselves or do
they rose and pretend'' I couldn't
pretend to save my life. I am just
myself,, and If poople don't like It
I can't and don't try to help It."
"Did you evet sco " she enu-'
moral cd several stars, and ques
tioned closely an to the experience
had Ir Interviewing them. Inci
dentally she took out a large un
padded hammer and sailed Into the
affected actors who "never get off
tho slag-" even when they were
There was no malice In her
criticisms, and sho seemed more
Illcc an entire outsider than a
member of the theatrical profes
sion. In a way sho Is an out
sider, for she has had but few of
the haid knocks which usually
como to leading women, and has
only been on the ctagc for sK
years. For a little while she wai
By LAURA CLAWSON.
school," she said in anawor tn Tod's
questloni "now hurry and find your
lubbers, for It Is slippery this
it was ten minutes nast 1 and tho
children yet not on their wav when
their charming father appeared.
"The chlldrin ith Lite, my dear."
ho said, "I wonder whv they ntver
seem to bo on time. It's a serious
fault.' There v ns nn air of utmost
detachment about his remark.
Tho closing front dcor that mo
ment told of their departure, and
their placid father began to tall; of
Ten o'clock came and went, still
he talked, so Interestingly, so en
tertainingly, that ve lingered. The
maid reappeared several times for
oidors. which iny ft lend gave In a
The Telephone Call.
Finally a telephone call broke the
Back camo my friend from the
"You did not tell mc you had an
engagement with the dentist this
morning,'1 sho tald, reproachfully,
to her husband.
"Bless me, I forgot it myself; but
another day will do." And off he
went leisurely to his study or studio
or whatever it Is they call tho room
whore ho works.
My friend smiled her Uttle twisted
smile. "He's like that," she an
nounced. "I don't mind, but it's bad
for the children."
"But. my dear," I said, "It's so
hard on jou."
"I don't mind," she repeated, "at
least, I don't very often: but the
children sec that peoplo forglvo him
his tardiness and they expect the
same consideration. I'vo tried every
thing I know in the way of punish
ment nnd rewards, but It seems to
bo born In them."
"But It isn't." Insisted rashly;
"they aro not lazy any more than
our delightful husband: it's u habit
with him. Just as in n few more
years It will be. a habit with them.
Alarm Clock Habit.
"Buy nn alarm clock for the chll
dien and insist that they get up by
It. Uct them each an inexpensive
However, Since She Forgot
to Learn a Speech, as a
Friend Suggested, She
Dropped- Several Crumbs
of Information Unwitting
ly, and Therefore Figures
In the News Today.
in the chorus, she explained, then
sho went for two years to a dra
matic rchool In New York, grad
uated and was "discovered" by
Cohan and Harris, htr managers.
Rhe was handed a nice fat position
as leading woman, and ha kept it
ever since, with the exception of a
year or two of stock, which she
"I am the happiest girl In the
world." she added as she finished
the short recital of her career,
"and I spe only succesji ahead of
me if 1 work hard and keep my
health. I was very 111 not long
ago, but I am so much better
now. My managers will star mo In
a new rlay on Broadway next
year. What more could I want'"
"I have the fault of sitting up and
reading a groat deal." she mused,
nnd as It was observed that "ono
could see thnt sho did." she utter
ed a cry of despair, and made n
movement toward half a dozen
magazines which lay on the writ
'Xot very elevating. I meant to
hide thqm bffore you came," she
giljgled. "You know I always
meant to write some day. I used
to write lots of stuff and send it
to the "Vou til's Companion as a
child. Do you ever expect to do
something more serious than
But before that could be nn
sworcd other guBsls entered and
tho Interview was over. The Help
ful Friend registered sympathy
for tho scant Information gleaned
Miss Baker's white teeth flashed,
nnd tho door closed.
It roally hadn't been half had.
with all of the answorlng of quns
tlon, but suppose she had learn
ed that speech Innocent' Bah!
Oh, Where Do Fairies
Hide Their Heads ?
O, where do tho fairies hldo their
When snow lies on the hills
When frost has spoiled their mossy
And crystallized their rills?
Beneath the mocn thev cannot trip
In circles o'er the plain.
And draughts of dew they cannot sip
Till green leaves come again.
Perhaps In small, blue diving bells
They plunge beneath tho waves.
Inhabiting tho wreathed shells
That lie In coral caves.
IVrhaos In red Vesuvius
Cnrousals thev maintain
And 'heer their llttlo spirits thus
'fill green leaves come again.
When they return there will be mirth
And music In the air
And fairy rings upon the oarth
And mischief everywhere.
The mnlds, to keep the elves aloof.
Will bar the doors in vain;
No key-hole will bo falry-nroof
When green leaves como again.
Thomas Havncs Bayly. In the Wis
''nickel watch. I notice that you
have but one accurate timepiece in
the house and that it is In tho kltcn
cn. "Your husband Is a genius, and I
don't mean to be unkind when I
say that it Is hardly probablo that
both the children will turn out to
bo such, bo that it's more than
necessary that they should be
taught the Importance ot being punc
tual. In these days It Is neither a
gift nor a grace. It's a necessity.
I don't mean to preach, but tne
youngsters oro going to have a hard
time In this world unless they learn
to manage their days."
"The Idea Is worth trying." sahl
my friend hopefully, "I've known
for some time that Its unfair to
tho children to let things go on
like this, and your suggestion may
bo just what I need."
Personally I'm sanguine enough
to believe that it will help a great
deal. It's easy to dawdle In tho
morning, especially for children.
But If there be a clock staring
. them In the face, there's a subcon
scious Influence that makes for an
uneasiness that Is most helpful.
Sense of Possession.
The senso of possession Is very
strong in children also, and n
watch of one's very own carried
about In pocket or on wrist means
that It 1b consulted.
Children aro not unpunctual by
nature. Llfo Is so full, so Interest
ing to them that their minds read
ily grasp the fact that If they
make a good start the day goes
The "bad example of parents, tho
disregard for time is responsible,
as In the cri.se of my friend's house
hold, for tho formation of a habit
of tardiness which once acquired,
Is perhaps never qul) overcome.
Punishment or the deprivation of
certain pleasures has little bearing
on tho correction of the tendency.
Children aro logical llttlo beings.
Teach them tho Importance of
starting tho day on time, tho rea
sonableness of It, and they readily,
fall Into tho way of being punc
tual, (foj)riiht. UK).
Eighteen Diseases Are
Traced to Ultra Minute
And Invisible Microbes
By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG.
WITH tho recent discovery mado
by Klexncr of tho Invisible
germs that causo Infantile
paralysis and with Noguchl's
discovery of tho gorm that causes
rabies, additional links are forged in
tho chain of mlcro-porosltology, un
dreamed of by the forefathers of ttils
Tho discovery of germ after germ
followed so rapidly, tn fact, that the
last strongholds of prejudico and mis
guided opposition were soon Vearcn
down beforo tho indisputable proof that
diseases, in great part, arc duo to mi
crobes. lr8t, the causes of anthrax, then ty
phoid, and, in turn, tuberculosis, pneu
monia, glanders, erysipelas and most ot
tho commoner maladies yielded to tne
tlrclest. Industry and painstaking le
searches of the Indcfatlguabie labora
tory workers. As dcath-conceailng
mists along rock-bound coasts disap
pear In tho light of tho noonday sum
as tho glare of electric street lamps
eliminate tho footpad and -the highway
man, so scientists have penetrated tho
gloomy dungeons of disease, and oy
their discoveries have exposed to light
one bacterium after another.
The stone wall of human and animal
aliments, caused by other than plant
m crobes. seemed to bring DactorloiO'
giat3 to a pause. No matter what they
did, or how man gelatine flasks or test
tubes or blood serum they inoculated
with suspicious material from malaria,
tropical dysenteries, relapsing fever,
and many other infectious troubles, no
further progress seemingly was made.
Krom about 1895, the period or tlio
birth of such boons as the anti-toxin of
diphtheria and lockjaw, Dactenoiogisis
of marvelous skill worked zealously.
yot further contributions to the dtscov-;2
ery of tho mlcronic causes or diseases
The Ceaseless War.
Dr. Lavcron, a French army surgeon,
observed In 1880 certain non-bacteria!
parasites In the red blood corpuscles
of malarial soldiers In Algiers, but his
recognition of them as non-vegetable
or animal parasites induced few In
vestigators to seek for Bimllar causes of
other little understood maladies.
Tho hiatus In this fertile field lasted,
however, but a short time. Soon dis
covery followed discovery with kanga
roo strides. Itoux and von Behrlng. In
1&35, delivered us from the bondage of
fatal croup diphtheria by their dls
covery of antitoxins, j.ooso and Mason
discovered the embryonic stages of
malaria the apholes species. Reed.
Carrel, nnd Acrlnontc demonstrated
that the mosquito Is a source of yellow
fever. Vaughn. Hamilton, and others
showed that the housefly spreads ty
phoid. Flexncr produced an anti
meulngltis scrum. Sir Almoth E.
Wright discovered that the dead bac
taroa of typhoid erysipelas, pneu
monls, blood poisoning and other com
mon Infections can be made Into a pre
ventive vaccine as cfttcaclous as vacci
nation for smallpox.
Dozens of other revolutionary bless
ings to mankind have followed thick
nnd fust within the nast fifteen years.
as a result of whlcn the average span!
jof human life has been greatly length-1
I rneo in met, o iar ai iiiicuuuub uio-
1 eases are concerned. It may bo safely
, said that the man who had a probable
cnance a uecaue and a nan ago oi
reaching only thirty years of age, has
a far greater chance today of reaching
In HP8 Prof. Loeffler. one of the great
pioneers whose uame will be forever
linked with the discovery of tho
j bacillus of diphtheria, hit upon a
By ANNIE LAURIE.
Dear Annie. Laurie At a party
last September I met a boy whom
I have learned to llko very much.
Sometimes he acts as though he
likes me and at other times does
Just the opposite, acting very In
different. How can I find out If he really
likes me, as I do not want to
like him If he does not?
SENSIBLE girl! However, I
think these friends who ap
pear to care for us one day
and dislike us the next aren't
very comfortable persons to have
around. Just appear perfectly In
different to the boy yourself for a
while. If his own indifference has
been sssuined you can soon discov
er It by his behavior if you don't
appear to care for him In tho least.
Dear Annie Laurie X have been
keening company with a voung
man whom I like very much, but
I am afraid ho doesn't like me.
I have had engagements with him
several times, but he does not
keep them. ' DOLLY.
HAVE a little pride. Dolly!
I'd like to see nnv man
break engagements with me
and then have me admit that
I liked him! An apology Is due you
and you shouldn't be weak enough
to let the matter pass over 1UBt be
causo you happen to like the man.
He will need a good lesson to euro
him of his Impoliteness.
(Copy't IMS. by Newspaper Feature Scrvloe.
Miss Laurie 1MII welcome letters
of InQuiry on subjects of inferMl
from readers of this paper, and iciH
reply to them in these columns.
IVtey should be addressed to her,
care or " ".
Alkali in Soap
Bad For the Hair
Boap should be used very carefully, If
you want to keep your hair looking its
best. Most soaps and prepared sham
poos contain too much alkali. This
dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle,
and ruins It.
Tho best thing for steady use is Just
ordinary mulsiflcd cocoanut oil (which
is puro nnd greascless), and is better
than the most expensive soap or any
thing else you can use.
Ono or two tcaspoonfuls will cleanse
the hair and scalp thoroushiy. Simply
moisten tho hair with water and rub It
In. K makes qu abundance of rich,
creamy lather, which rinses out easily,
removing ovcrv particle of dust, dirt,
dandruff, and excessive oil. The hair
dries quickly and evenly, and it leaves
tho scalp sort. Hnd the hair fine and
silky, bright, lustrous, fluffy, and easy
You can get mulslfled cocoanut oil at
any pharmacy. It's very cheap, and a
ln ounces will supply ocry member
of the family for months. AdvL
guilty germs to tho mast,
In a search for the cause of the high
ly contagious cattto disease, known as
the foot-and-mouth Infection, Prof
Ixefflcr gathered somo of the disease
serum, placed It, while warm. In an
earthen cylinder, and by a pump forced
tho fluid through tho unglazcd ware.
He found that tho flltrato or clear por
tion would causo foot-and-mouth dis
ease In healthy cattle. Prof. Ioeffler's
experiment proved that microbes were
present, but so Inflnlteslmally small that
they were far removed from all possi
bility of sight, even when every knovn
means wss brought to the assistance of
This Important discovery cannot be
overestimated. Eighteen diseases arc
known to bo caused by these ultra
minute organisms, which have been
brought under control.
There Is ono germ that causes pleuro
pneumonia In cattle, which ptovr.s the
case for the prosecution. This parasite
N just beyond tho frontier of dark field
Illumination, and a 3,000 times magnifi
cation of the microscope.
After the clear, watery fluid contain
ing these Invisible organisms Is pump
ed through the Alters some of it Is pour
ed Into sterilized scrum gelatine. Evi
dently this serum gelatine suits the
pleuro-pneumonia parasite, as candy
does a child, for after several days you
will see a tiny speck of matter flourish
ing like a green bay tree In the gela
tine. This growing colonv of germs.
Individually Invisible. have now
'bunched" their descendants and a
skilled observer easily sees them.
Tho power of 'some of these unseen
germs Is so great that tho one-nfteen-
thousandth of a. drop of the filtrate of a
pfer cent solution of the virus i of In-
fantlle paralysis will cause the disease
in a very small monkey. Even much
less lymph from a diseased cow will
causo an epidemic of foot-and-mouth
disease In the finest cattle kept In the
most sanitary condition. The blood of a
rooster sick with a chicken plague may
bo diluted and weakened one million
times with water, and yet produce a
plague In the finest and strongest of
There arc human affections whose,
germs are out of the scientist's visual
bounds. Among these are tho germs of
rabies, or hydrophobia, yellow fever,
dengue fever, typhus not tvphold. tho
commoner ailment and Infantile pa
ralysis, or poliomyelitis. Fourteen oth
ers. Infectious among domestic anlmaJs.
also occasionally Infect man. Only me
disease with a filterable virus hps been
discovered in plants. It affects the to
mato plant, and Is called the "nosiac
Tho parasites of plouro-oneumonla In
cattle lean toward the vegetable mi
crobes, while those of rabies. Infantile
paralvsls and vellow fever act In a
fashion more or less analogous to the
protozoan animalcules of malaria. Like
tho latter, yellow fever lives In tho
blood of mosquitoes, hence It may bo
finally expected to take Its place In that
group of micro-organisms.
Sclenco has already triumphed suffi
ciently over the unseen life of the uni
verse to indicate that many malignant
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