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CHAPTER V. '
[Continued.]
Just now. however. Mynheer Joo Is
made the witness of a singular scene.
Two foreigners are at it, hammer and
tongs.
IIow it came about it would be impossible
to state; each one believes the
other guilty and that the apology
ought to come from that side.
A comparison between the two
causes the traveler to smile. In point
of size they are surely antipodes, one
so large and massive, the other diminutive.
The taller man has a voice like a tornado
howling in the mountains, laying
trees prostrate and swirling up the
valleys. Now and then it is punctured
with the sharp, file-rasping exclamations
that burst from his antagonist,
penetrating and shrill as the highest
notes of tbe violin. They growl and
Rabble together, each endeavoring to
lay the blai.i: of the collision upon the
other. When two men possessed of
' fiery tempers get into a heated argument
the result is seldom in doubt.
Sooner or later they come to blows,
' and this period depends pretty much
upon the state to which their feelings
have carried them.
This promises to be the case in the
present instance. The little man is
game despite the enormous difference
iu their size. He dances before his
heavy antagonist, holding up his small
fists in a way that proclaims him the
possessor of some scicntific kuowlp
edge in the line of self-defense. Should
the giant, however, bring one of his
sledge-hammer blows to bear upon
him these frail barriers must l>e
brushed aside as thouyh mere cobvebs.
Although the big man is angry it
can be seen that he is amused at the
same time. Unless the fury of the
other passes all bonds and lie commits
an assault the tall man will hardly
proceed to extreme measures. Just
now he is endeavoring to alarm his an
tagonist by an exhibition of hmg power?by
bawling at him with all the
tremendous force of a cattle drover
on the war path. His bull-like voice
and the queer exclamations lie uses
would be extremely amusing to Mynlieer
Joe upon another occasion. Just
now something of an important nature
has come into his mind?something
that causes him to take a new interest
in this strange game that is being
played before him.
This smaller man answers in all particulars
the mental photograph he
has drawn of Demosthenes Tanner,
the father of the fair Molly. He is
small, slightly bald, nearly fifty, full }
of life and ginger, and ready to stand
up for his dignity.
So Mynheer Joe decides on the spur
of the moment that he has run across
the man who has chartered the daliabeah
Alice?he owes him a debt of
gratitude on account of the rescue
from the waters of the Nile?perhaps
the time has cdme when he can repay
that with interest.
Thus he finds mere to engage his attention
in the complication before liim
than others who have been gathered
by the hot dispute.
In justice to Mynheer Joe let it be
said that his squse of fairness and the
eternal lituess of things had much to
do witn ins actions. ue w?? uwi-i
the man to sit calmly by and see a big
dog set upon a small one. More than
once in his past career he has been
known to take the part of the weak
and oppressed, even to his discomfort.
There is some spirit-left of the age of
chivalry?it did not die out with the
last of the helmeted, mail-clad knights.
Thus it will be seen that other molives
influence Mynheer Joe besides
the one important fact that this is, as
lie supposes, Molly's father who
stands a fair-show of being pulverized.
He means to take a hand in the
game if it shows signs of reaching a
point where blows must be exchanged.
Gordon's messenger is full of tighthe
always was, and the fact that this
may be considered a street brawl docs
not once enter into his calculations.
It is the smaller man who rushes
things and brings matters to a focus.
"You shall apologize or tight, sir!
Do you think 1 am to be insulted with
Impunity? You are big coward! I
will show vou how we do these things
where I came from? Defend yourself!"
he shrieks.
The big man is thus forced to an issue.
He gives a roar as the other
kicks at his shins, and looks as if
aLout to hurl his avoirdupois upon his
diminutive antagonist, when a hand
clutches his shoulder and Mynheer
Jce steps between them, brushing
back the little bantam cock and facing
the Brahma.
"If you must fight, take a man o.
your size. Take me, for instance.
Now come on," he says quietly.
CHAPTER VI.
THE FOOTBALL OF FORTUNE.
The man addressed is apparently
taken by surprise. He no longer sees
before liiin the diminutive form ol'
the peppery little mosquito who lias
been barking his shins, but a man almost
his equal in point cf size?a man
who holds his arms in a manner that
suggests the practiced boxer.
There is no quarrel between these
two, lnit Hie si ranger nas uikcu me
place ot' the fellow who kicked the
big man's shins, and must bo la-Id accountable
for what he has done.
Whatever may be the shortcomings
of the giant, he is certainly no coward.
lie hns been loath to attack
the little man, :md would fain have
held him out at arm's length as one
might an. ugly child; but here is a
foetnan worthy of his steel. This is
another case entirely.
Ilis eyes flash and his whole face
lights ui> with the Ore of battle. Myn,heer
.Toe discovers from his loud talk
that he, too, is an American. He feels
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sorry to encounter .i fellow-patriot ,
under such peculiar circumstances, but .
it cannot be helped. Circumstances j
control these things more than any ,
power on earth, and Mynheer Joe has ,
made up his mind that he will not
see Molly's father beaten if he can .
help it. .
"I don't know you, man, but that ,
makes little difference. I'm on to you. j
I'll mount you just like we mount a ,
broncho out West. Offer yourself as
a substitute for this little venomous
spider, do you! Perhaps you belong ,
to the same miserable breed. We t
whipped you twice, and, by hokey, we j
can do it again. I'm glad you come! 1
Kinder hated to touch the little chap j
for fear I'd hurt him. I've seen his
kind fall to pieces. But you're flesh ,
and blood?you can take some punish- '
ment. I'm going to show the good (
people of Cairo how we do it out in ^
Chicago. You just say your prayers, ]
iUij'iri xuuu.
All the while he thus explodes like
the bursting of successive bombs, the
big man is rolling up his coat sleeves.
He is no fool, and his eye tells him
that he has no child's play before him.
The remarkably well-built form of
Mynheer Joe betokens an athlete, and
the quiet manner in which he awaits
the attack is sufficient warning that
he means to do his business.
As is natural, all this fuss and feathers
has drawn considerable attention, .
and quite a good sized ring is formed (
around the duelists. They find them- j
selves surrounded by a mixed audience
of Jew and Gentile, Moslem and pa- .
gan. black faces, brown faces and <
white. j
The world is pretty much the same, ,
take it as you will. When men come
to blows there is no question about T
the audience if others are within j
reaching distance. j
Even on the piazza a number of ?
guests belonging to the hotel can be i
seen, having been attracted by the
rumpus. As Mynheer Joe notes this i
with a glance, somehow he finds him- j
self wondering whether she is there, j
and if Molly will understand that he ,
is in this street brawl simply as the ]
defender of her pater-familias?the in- j
significant but bellicerent little a ceres- t
sor. He hopes she may learn the truth.
No time is given for reflection, since (
the other means business from the t
word go. Having prepared himself {
for the work in hand by rolling up his ,
sleeves, the Western cyclone now i
comes at the explorer with great fury, j
His force seems irresistible; so does \
that of the giant waves that come
rolling with tremendous energy; and \
yet the result is ever the same when j
they strike against the vail of rock r
that marks the shore. There is a con- c
eussion, a splendid picture; the rock s
is fhere just the same as before, but
the wave has been beaten back, baf- ^
fled into the trough of the sea from (
whence it sprang. t
So in this case, Mynheer Joe rep- t
resents the steadfast rock of Gibraltar.
He meets the furious onset of r
his powerful antagonist coolly, and j
for a brief period blows rain between. c
Then the assailant backs out to get (
a new lease of breath. Astonishment c
is marked upon his face. He has be- j
lieved himself an expert in the use of c
liis fists, but in, this quiet man he f
finds one who can give him points. i
Although baffled in his first endeavor <;
to down this champion of the little j
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other docs not give up the tight yet.
He is still in it, to the extent of his
two hundred pounds' avoirdupois, and
if he can only put one of his sledgehammer
blows just where it is wanted,
he will ask for nothing better.
Already, though the affair has lasted
only a minute or so, the sympathies
of the crowd are plainly on Joe's side,
is action in assuming the place of the
small man has been seen; and, besides,
his way of carrying himself wins \
the hearts of the onlookers, many of j
whom can appreciate the beauties of
the manly art, even if unable to box
scientifically themselves.
Thus, when the first round ends
in the rough Western cyclone being
hurled back, winded and baffled, if
not badly used, a murmur of gratifica- !
tion arises from the crowd.
They have already sized the two 1
duelists up, and although Mynheer Joe '
is not so heavy as his antagonist, the 1
victory is in his grasp, according to c
their way of thinking. I
As for Joe himself, tye maans to 1
injure the other just as little as pos- *
sible. Circumstances and his love of ]
fair play have thrown him into the 1
arena, and since he has taken a hand *
in the game he must carry it out to ]
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This sort of business is not to his 1
liking; he has never posed as a gladi- (
ator or a prize-fighter before an audi- '
once, but he firmly believes he is do- :
iug his whole duty. i
While he regains his breath and pre- (
pares for a second round the Western 1
tornado gives vent to his feeling in J
his explosive way: 1
"Ginger, I reckon I've bit off more'n
I can eliaw this time. Looks like
something of a trap hereabouts. But
you'll find me frame to the backbone. ]
I come of a game family, and we
don't give up the ship. Bather like *
the cut of your jib. stranger, and your '
style in taking the part of the little
bantam tells ine you're a. Yankee, '
every inch of you. Sorry to spoil your '
looks, but you understand what you 1
invited when you rip-sawed me."
"Come on; I'm tired of this," is the 1
only answer In; can get from .loo. 1
It is a plain invitation and the other j
accepts it in the spirit it is given. lie
again advances to the attack, his face
showing a determination to end the
battle then and there. ,
Once more the air seems to be full ,
of flashing arms as the two engage i
ill a hot series of blows and counters, ]
side-shoots and parries. "Neither appears
to be getting the better of it.
and yet one experienced in the craft
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)f boxing can readily see a difference
n their work. The assailant is put:ing
in his best work, endeavoring to
ivin; while Mynheer Joe does not
seem to be exert iug himself to the
ltmost. When the time comes for
Sim to do something, something will
?ive way in Denmark.
Joe is waiting for a chance. It is his
lesire to get in a knock-out blow,
rhis, to be quite successful and end
the affair, must be delivered in a certain
quarter, and it is with this idea
in view that he dallies.
Fiercer grow the efforts of the other
to get in behind his guard. Those
tvho look on see that the fighting is
ilmost wholly done by one man, and
if inexperienced, they believe he has
the matter all in his own hands. They
ivill learn something presently.
Watching the panting cyclone make
i last desperate rush upon Joe, they
ee an arm suddenly shoot out straight
from the shoulder, and hear a resounding
whack as the knuckles come in
L-ontaet with the other's head.
That ends it.
The blow has been adroitly given,
ind Joe stands there alone on the
flags. His antagonist has reeled back
into the arms of a friend. There is
no more fight left in him; that is
positive.
Loud exclammations arise; they
nark the approbation of the audience,
rhe affair has ended just as nearly
jvery one has wished?if we except
the defeated principal himself. Myniieer
Joe has no desire to remain thero
the centre of attraction. He is modesl
oy nature and seeks no notoriety.
As he turns to move away he feels
lis hand clasped and squeezed. Turn
ng he finds the little man whose cham
)ion lie became. The weazencd-up
i"ace of the bantam glows with pleasare.
"A thousand thanks, my pood fel
ow! You gave him all he deserved?
:he beast! Just what I would have
3one for him, if you had let me fret
it him! Oh. you needn't smile; size
loesn't cut a figure in it. All defends
on scientific skill, sir?on skill!"
"No doubt. Glad to have done you
i service. See you some time later,"
>ays Joe, conscious that the crowd is
pressing them again and feeling very
mpleasant.
"But, my dear sir, you must allow
no to publicly thank you for your servces.
Here is my card,"?Joe ran it
n his pocket without even a glance
it it?"and I beg that you will not
ae offended if I offer you this."
Before Mynheer Joe realizes what
ie is about, the other has filled his
land with gold pieces. So indignant
s the explorer at the act that he does
lot even note the fact of their being
Snglish sovereigns, but with an explosive
ejaculation hurls the precious
netal out upon the square.
This causes a wild stampede of the
Towd; excitement reigns supreme;
lonkey drivers tussle with dragomans;
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a Kirs roil over Arau ?uia uuru
vith tlie mad greed of gold. Never
lefore in the history of Cairo has the
wecious metal been sown broadcast
ike this.
The little man, whose idea seems to
)e that money can pay for any servce,
looks surprised at first, but shows
10 signs of anger. He is something
>f a philosopher on a small scale an<J
iccustomed to meeting strange people.
"Very well," he chatters, with a
vave of the arm; " we will consider
he obligation settled by my thanks,
hen. If I can do you a favor at any
ime, call upon me, my good fellow."
With this, he marches off. His arogance
is really amusing. Mynheer
foe would be tempted to use the toe
>f his boot to accelerate the fellow's
leparture, only that he remembers
ine important factor?this little man
s the "dear old governor" of the
harming Molly, and any indignity ofered
to him will he sure to recoil on
lis own head. So he allows the
hvarfed pugnacious specimen to depart
in one direction, while he starts
o leave the scene in another.
Neither of them gets five feet away
>re some acquaintance brings them
ip. With Joe it is Mr. Grimes. The
silver king has not known of the
luel on the flagging until it is over.
Then some one tells him that the genleman
who so lately accompanied
lim in his walk is engaged in a fight
iear by.
As he meets Joe face to face, his
>ye glances up and down the other's
igure. There is not a sign of his
laving been in a fracas.
"All a mistake," he mutters aloud
"What isV" asks Joe. smiling.
[To be Continued.]
Hon llraln Workers Should Eat. "
It is all right for the man who labors
ill day in the open air to eat fieely;
nit the man of sedentary habits, the
jrain worker, must adapt his way of
iving to his needs. He must be well
lourislicd, for the brain is incapable
)f good work unless supplied with
>ure blood, but such a man cannot
jossibly furnish vital force to digest
bree meals daily. If he tries it nature
vill protest at every slop. The chemcal
changes of digesiion will be Imperfectly
performed. The stomach will
leither secrete freely nor chum the
'ood with cheerful alacrity; the pyoric
orifice contracts and allows such
rhyme to pass with grudging reluctnice;
the intestinal lacteals are
ishamed to absorb such miserable
labulum, which chokes, irritates and
ongests them, so the large meal renaius
In the digestive organs to fernent,
putrefy and steep the individual
u foul gases and depraved secretions.
But the system can furnish enough
vital force to convert a small meal
nto pabulum of high standard, which
will bo absorbed without difficulty,
rbroe such small meals are not
:>nough to keep the individual properly
nourished, however; four to six
ivi 11 be required. Each should consist
of Imt one or at most two articles
>f food, the diet to be varied by
han;;es at meals. The portion of food
served must be small; the patient must
stop as soon as the appetite is satislied.
and gaseous distention is proof
positive that the meals are still too
large or too close together.?Sanitary
Uccord.
"Another one of those get-rich-qnick
r-oncerns failed the other day." "That
so?" "Yes; old Goldbond's daughter
broke her engagement with young Wilinnirlihv
"?1 tulinnnnolis Sun.
If tliey have no flirtations in China,
svhat uull holidays they must have!
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THEO' ' TIC ALLY school gar(Iol
were suggested and
planned by the educators in
Europe a century ago. Fraetically
they are scarcely a quarter of
a century old. Our Department of
State, recognizing that these schools,
or their like, have been established in
America, and that more information
regarding them is needed from their
native home, instructed its Consular
agents in various parts of Europe to
investigate the subject and report.
Sweden, the home, if not the birthplace.
of instruction in manual training,
is far ahead of other countries in
school gardens, and In the year 1S80
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ted Stales the Swedes have gained for J
STUDYING ARBORICULTURE AND
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themselves the name of being most
excellent gardeners, and their services
are sought after perhaps more than
those of any other nationality, and
while they may be naturally gocd gardeners,
yet their fitness for nursery
work is doubtless due in many cases
to the training which they received
in the school gardens of Sweden before
emigrating to the United States.
At that time France and Belgium
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were far ahead of Germany with respect
to school gardens. However, a
close observation of the school gardens
of these countries, Sweden,
France and Belgium, reveals the
fact that they are giving more instruction
on the practical side of gardening
than they are to such work in
schoolrooms; indeed, the school gar
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these three countries have devoted almost
their entire time to the cultivation
of fruit and vegetables. The
school gardens not only of Saxony,
but of tl?e whole of Germany, are increasing
rapidly in numbers, and under
the guidance of well-trained teachers
are becoming more and more valuable
every day.
The first practical efforts to establish
school gardens in connection with
the public schools of Saxony says
Charles L. Cole, our Consul-ueneral
in Dresden, were made in 1S159, and
since that time the pjnn has been
prosecuted with satisfactory results.
The largest and best equipped is lo
SiS^K^ks^.
vi^t"' SCHOOL
cam1 at Flatten, a suburb of Dresden,
and was founded in INS'-'. Tin* grounds
contain lir?-v acres, on which are
Greeted main school building for hoys,
main school b-.iildiug for giris. gymnasium.
caipenkr ami workshop for
boys and building in which girls are
instructed in cooking.
A portion of the grounds is used for
tbo cultivation of l'rult and fore .t
trees, where tin* beys are instructed to
plant, prune and ?'*are for all deserip!
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iJUU Ui d'l'l's imai'il :u luia uin^aViu,
The vegetable garden is tended oy
plvls. who suv' taught liow to prepare
tlu? ground for planting, to plant. lice,
wood and generally cultivate a?l Kinds
of vegetables coaunou in Saxony.
A portion of the grounds is devoted
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to the raising of flowers, particularly c
roses, violets, pansles, etc., in which j
both boys and girls are instructed, and 1
on account of the love for flowers
universal among the Germans this is
considered a most elevating feature
of the school. There is also a portion
of the space used in raising such botanical
plants as are discussed in lessons
on natural history. In addition ?
+Vin fT^rflon dnnloins snppimpns nf nil
rock formations found in Saxony, and
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a geological scction of the crust of 1
tlie eartb. _ '
In the workshop boys arc instructed 1
to use carpenters' and coopers' tools,
and not only learn to repair, but are '
soon able to manufacture boxes and '
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similar articles 111 wuuu.
The whole care of the garden and f
grounds is intrusted under instruction *
to the children, who almost invariably '
take interest acd pride in their work. !
When the practical work is over for 1
the season bulbs and roots for pot '
flowers arc distributed among the 1
children, who at their homer, practice 1
the care of indoor plants.
The site of the large school garden
in Leipsig, though surrounded by forests,
is exposed to the sun, and is
watered by the River Pleisse, and is
conveniently located. It contains 12,000
square yards. The soil in the
garden is fertile, being what is called
"Aulehm" earth deposited by the river
in earlier periods, and was plowed
deep. In the garden is a pretty pond,
surrounded oy and containing a large
variety of water plants. On the shady
side of this pond rocks have been
placed, so as to allow different specimens
of plant'j to be raised which usually
grow in the mouutains. In the
centre of the garden is a rough pavilion,
where the children can take shelter
in case they are caught in a show- :
er.
The botanical teachers devote much 1
of their time to the herbs and spices ]
which are used in the household. I
Vegetables, too. are especially consid- i
ered, and the children are taught to i
utilize every nook and corner of the 1
little gardens which some of them :
have at home, for the raisiug of kltch- <
en rupplies. In'fact, those children 1
who have garden space at home take l
a great interest in cultivating a few ]
products. This garden is open daily, i
with the exception of Sundays and i
holidays, from morning until evening. ]
The teacher has sufficient opportunity
io take his clnsscs to the garden, to i
acquaint the pupils with tne flora and <
impress upon their childish minds the
natural growth of every useful and
poisonous plant. The teachers have
the right to take from the garden
such material as they may want for
the demonstration in -the class rooms.
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It is also possible for any one interested
in tlie study of hotauy to obtain,
free of charge, specimens from the
school garden. It is said that there
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are a great mauy \>m>
solves of this opportuniiy.
The children are taught the art of
transplanting and grafting trees by
watching the gardener. They are not
permitted to work themselves, as
there are too many of them.
The city lias, besides this garden,
six school gardens in the true sense of
the word. In these school gardens,
everything pertaining to gardening
iind fruit culture is taught. The children
are told just what insects and
bugs are destructive to plants. As a
rule, this class of school gardens is
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)pen to boys only. The girls of poor
mrents are instructed in dairy and
citchen work.?New York Press.
Secret Signals of Tradesmen.
Brokers and tradesmen in England
lave an elaborate -code of signals
ivhich is used between partners in the
n-esence of a third party, and some atempts
have already been made to inroduce
the same into this country. In
naking a "deal" one partner will telegraph
the other "raise the price" by
)assing his finger over his upper lip,
>r "lower the price" by stroking the
ower lip.
"Be ca'-tlous" in indicated by rub)iug
the left eye with the back of the
'orefinger. "Accept the offer" or
'clinch the deal" is conveyed by puling
the waistcoat down with both
muds, as if straightening it, and
'stop negotiations" by biting at the
humb nail. The sign "postpone" !s
nade by passing the hand over the
forehead.
Another signal is to wind the watch
?linin about the left forefinger, which
neans "the applicant for employment
vill not do." racing tne linger tips
>f both hands togetuer means that
"Me mit***o".,
"Raise the onr?" 7 * Pcit/oone *'
he interviewed employe is to be disnissed.
When a shopwalker extends
;he first two fingers of the right hand
md grips the others the assistants
enow that the customer is a kleptonaniac.
Old hands at trade can, it is said,
:arry on a conversation in a mastery
manner in the presence of a third
invtr as Bvnert ns thpmsplvps but is
lorant of the special signal code by
vhich they work.
Complete Hospital Outfit.
The il'ijstration shows a special!.'
constructed bed adapted for use in
lospitiils, provision being made for
renting numerous diseases and also
for surgical work. A cooling tank is
provided whifch contains ice and
water, and this can be brought in
proximity with any portion of the
jody while the remainder is given hot
reatment by other appliances. The
?pecial function of the cooling tank
s to regulate the temperature of a
pyretic'or febrile patient?as. for instance,
in spinal meningitis, pneumonia.
typhoid fever and all forms
>f eruptive diseases, where bodily
temperature plays such an important
role. In spinal meningitis and typhoid
it may be necessary to apply heat to
BED FOR GIVING MEDICAL TREATMENTS
the spinal column and neck of the
latient to produce muscular relaxation,
while the general temperature is
educed by the application of the cooling
apparatus to other parts of the
body. The mattress or tne uea is
idapted to be inflated with hot water
ir air, and in order to maintain the
svater at the required temperature the
mattress is connected with the water
beater in proximity to the bed by
means of a pipe. It will be noticed
that supports for a fractured arm or
leg are also provided, as well as a
thermometer, writing- tablet, holder
for medicine glasses, etc. The design r
of the appliance is Adolfo Luria.
Reforms in German Languace.
The Allgemeiner Deutscher Sprachverein
is a German association with a
mission. The mission is to encourage
the simplification and purity of the
German language. One of its aims is
to make both spoken and written German
simpler, not only by using shorter
ami less involved sentences, but by the
elimination of the use of foreign words
in the social, business and scientific
svorlds. The headquarters of the association
are in Berlin, and there are
branches in Milan and many parts of
Austria, as well as in London.?LouIon
Daily Mail.
""Window plants in Germany are of
ten watered with cold tea or coffee.
The effects are said to he beneficial.
THE STONE BOAT OFT
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One of the curious sights of the f<
hoat. which is one ol' the summer pa
lance it has the appearance of a sidewater's
surface, but closcr inspectio
stone blocks, laid on a solid foundati
is very oDen to permit of the passnc
4
THE ORICINAL RAGLAN.
Said to Hare Been Shaped Ont of a Po?
tato Sack.
The raglan coat is not a neV fashion,
as most people suppose, but therevival
of an old one, says the New
York Journal. It was Invented during
the Crimean war, In which England
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11853, and was named after Lord Raglan,
the British commander-in-chief.
The chief peculiarity of this coat is
that it has no shoulders to speak of.
The sleeves start from the neck instead
of the shoulders, as in most
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THE OEIGINAI, RAGLAN COAT.
previous overcoats. The effect is to
make the shoulders look very narrow
in front and the back quite round. It
looks, in fact, like .1 sack hanging
from the shoulders, and that is exactly
what ihe overcoat was in the first
place.
The original Raglan overcoat was
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invention is attributed to Lord Raglan
himself, but it seems more likely
that it was invented by some officers
under his command, that he put on the
finishing touches and they gave it his
name.
The soldiers suffered greatly f.om
the cold. They took the heavy sacks
in which flour, potatoes and other pro- ,
visions were sent to the army and
made overcoats out of them. The
opening already made at the top of 1
the sack served as the neck of the I
coat, and they cut the sleeves by a I
rough process from the sack itself. S
The result of this was the sleeve run- 2
ning straight up to the neck, with a 3
curious seam on the shoulders in I
front, which was originally intended ja
to take up the excessive fulness.
These coats were hailed with joy, H
saved the lives of a great many men I
and achieved a popularity which they
did not lose in a long time. S
A Sample of Legal Courtesy. 1
An instance of that legal courtesy I
which is a synonym of Congressional
courtesy occurred in a Galesburg court E
room the other day. Attorney Jim E
McKenzie and a lawyer from East I
Galesburg became involved in a wordj I
discussion, in which each questioned ;
the other's word. The East Galesburg ?
legal light maintained his position, 9
claiming that he could find his author- I
ity. He turned over the pages of the .1
statute book, when, quick as a flash,
Mac said: m
"You will find what you want on M
page , section
The innocent attorney looked up the fl
reference and found the law governing
the running loose of jackasses. S
And the court smiled.?Philadelphia
Item. 58
Here is a Curious Optical Illusion. 9
"Among optical illusions one of the H
most curious Is the "ring trick." 11 H
consists of four rings so drawn that if B
held a yard or two away and looked
Mk I -
at steadily for u few moment's "it" wit
appear as if they had changed au^
turned inside out.
Tliis is a difficult trick to explain. If
is simply one of those strange deeep
I tions which lead us to believe tba^
i while we are looking at an inanimate
object it undergoes some inexplicable
alteration.?New York Herald.
HE CHINESE EMPEROR.
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is^ a
Qrbiddcn city of Pokin is the stone |?
laces of the Emperor. From the (liswheel
house-boat floating 011 the
11 reveals the fact that it is of huge
on. Above the deck the construction
e of air. Bfl
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