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BY ST. QEORQI
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Thus their first day in India has
passed, and, as we have seen, it has
not been without its adventure. If the
record is kept up their stay in Bombay
must be an eventful one.
One of Joe's first duties upon visiting
the barracks is to deliver a message
from the commandant at Cairo, which
probably contains inrormauon respecting
Baron Popoff; for the officer who
reads it looks very grave, and asks the
American many question concerning
the doings of the Russian, which J^e,
fortunately, is in a position to answer.
At this time England is greatly disturbed
over the actions of Russia's
ruler. He is said to be making preparations
for pushing south through the
Afghan territory to a point where his
troops will be knocking at the door of
India. A great railroad is about to be
built for strategic purposes, and no
one positively knows where it is aimed
at?meaning no British subject.
Hence, the appearance of a shrewd
Russian diplomat and secret agent,
like the baron, upon the soil of India,
Is likely to create a sensation. His
name has been connected with numerous
unscrupulous political moves in
Bulgaria and Roumania, and all along
the Balkans, so that it long ago became
thoroughly known to all the
wading world. Thoce who watch the
moves upon the chessboard of Europe
can see deep purpose in every action,
however careless it may appear to the
Those officers stationed in India
have, of course, a peculiar interest in
everything the White Cz~r does. They
are threatened by no other nation.
France is busy in Tonquin and Algiers;
Germany in Central Africa;
Italy in Abyssinia, while Austria has
no foreign policy, and Spain is concerned
almost wholly in her West India
possessions. It is Russia who
stretches her vast domains across the
Atlantic to Pacific, and yearns to reach
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year she placates the tribes en route,
slowly but surely stretching her hand
nearer the prize. The day will certainly
come when the fiercest war
Asia has ever known T. ill be fought
on neutral territory between these two
giants. One has only to travel to India
by the overland route, via Herat,
to 6ee the evidences of Russian encroachment.
Almost to the gates of
India the traveler finds here and there
along the road Russian robats, or
small wayside houses of refuge,
erected through charity, where the
weary pilgrim can pass a night without
any charge for the shelter.
No reasonable man doubts that England
must wome day be prepared to
fight for her 'Indian empire; nor is
there anv reason to believe but that'
she Trill be able to hold her own
against that cunning foe who would
creep in at the back door while the
mistress is engaged in sweeping ard
garnishing the front of the house.
Whatever may be the mission of the
baron to India, now that his presence
is known, it is not likely that he will
be allowed to go about without some
sort of secret espionage.
When the evening meal has been disposed
of, Sandy and Mynheer Joe decide
to see what Bombay looks like
after nightfall. So they dress as
quietly as possible, not forgetting to
carry their firearms, as there must always
be a certain amount of danger
traversing the streets alone.
Mr. Grimes hopes to be all right by
morning, but thinks he had better rest
nntn thon Mnllv comnlains of a head
ache, probably tbe result of her exciting
race for assistance, and begs to
be excused. This has : i influence
upon Mynheer Joe in inducing him to
accept Sandy's proposal that they take
a stroll, for he has no desire to spend
the evening alone, Demosthenes complaining
of bruises received in his tumble,
which he wishes to bathe.
' Peace reigns in the neighborhood of
the little hostelry near the foot of
Malabar Hill, save in one quarter.
Joe draws the attention of his artistcorrespondent
comrade to tbe rear of
the hotel, whence loud voices of discussion
come. The row seems to be
between the bobajee and a mussaljee
tinder him. The cook berates the scullion
and the latter assumes a ridiculously
dramatic attitude, with his head
cocked on one side. Sandy eagerly
takes it in. If he could only reproduce
that scene on paper, it would be
a dandy. At any rate, his memory is
irood. and he may succeed.
As they walk on In the soft, balmy
moonlight, the angry voice of the bobajee
continues to float after him. Finally
there Is a hubbub, and they
know he has launched forth other arguments
than mere words.
It is not long before they have
reached the native quarter. Perhaps
some unusual festival is taking place;
at any rate, the shops and bazars are
lighted up and throngs are on the
street. As in the densely populated
cities of China, the people of Bombay
seem to have no particular time ' f
rest, unless during the hot part of the
day their enthusiasm dwindles to a
low pes. Night's cooling breezes
bring them all out-of-doors, and the
noise reminds a traveler of carnival
time in Kome.
Lanterns of every color, made of
paper or muslin, hang about the streets
and in the shops, sending a strange
light upon tlie picturesque crowd. Sandy's
artistic soul is charmed by tho
spectacle. He seems to never tire of
drinking It In. no detail escaping his
eye. arxi all the while he utters exclamations
that are indicative of his
As for Mynheer Joe, he is more reserved
in his manner. and yet enjoys
. (he sight almost .ts well as the corrvfioundent.
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They seem to excite no curiosity as
they move along. The natives are accustomed
to meeting English-speaking
people at all turns; slowly but surely
they are leaving the ways of their
ancestors, already more than two million
having become Christians.
England allows full freedom of worship.
The only thing she set her Iron
heel upon were some Daroarous customs,
suc*i as the juggernaut-car and
its slaughter, the putting to death of
widows when the head of a family
died, and like practices, for whL'h
Brahmins, Parsees and Mussulmans
alike have actually become thankfu',
as these things were relics of ancient
barbarism that clung to the country.
Such sights the two travelers look
upon?here is a retail groccry witl)
many odd things upon the shelves, and
the queerest object about the place is
probably the banija himself; indeed,
Joe declares he must be a natural
clown from his dress, while Sandy
berates himself for not having one of
the new.style little cameras with him,
by means of which he could secure a
masterpiece for a subject.
Next door is a shelf-like shop, where
all manner of bric-a-brac may be
found, anything that is bizarre hav
ing a place, and the Hindoo proprietor,
smoking his bubDie-bubble nods wearily
over his Koran.
Here are some snake-charmers, such
as exhibited their tricks and horrid
pets upon the square of Esbehiyeb, In
Cairo. Then comes a merry fakir,
known as a bickharrie here, shouting
out his wares. Next we have some
mountebank athletes, performing won
derful feats in agility, with perhaps a
wizard who can make a tree grow in
the middle of the street, with full-sized
leaves and birds singing in the
branches; while It is not uncommon to
run across a group of howling dervishes;
who take the place of our New
York little German band, making night
hideous in a certain locality, passing
the hat around, and then forced to
move on by indignant shopkeepers,
who are glad to buy them off.
All of these sights and many more
can be seen around the streets of
Bombay. Occasionally an elephant
lnnma nn. hut these animals are found
more In the interior. Of monkeys there
Is no end. One need not be at all surprised
to feel his hat suddenly jerked
from his head, and, looking up, see an
agile fellow climbing to the top of a
house with it Then the monkeypolice
have to be summoned and various
maneuvers resorted to in order to
recover the lost headgear.
One wonders why these things are
allowed until he discovers that the
Hindoos, as a class, are believers In
theosophy. They look upon these animals
as unfortunate human beiugs undergoing
punishment for some past.
Thus there are many things going
on all the time in this strange city.
One need never grow weary with seeing
the same sights, since there is a
constant variation. The blending of
bright colors in the shifting panorama
is what pleases Sandy most of all, and
he is ever on the watch ,for a new
variety of turban, of wfiich there
seems to be an endless number.
Mynheer Joe has given Kassee the
freedom of the city during their sta.v,
well knowing that the intelligent Hindoo
will not abuse the privilege. As
Kassee has been informed concerning
the baron and his ways, it may be
presumed that he will keep a jealous
eye upon the Russian. This is what
Joe wishes, for he knows that, as a
spy, his servant has no superior.
To the surprise of the travelers they
discover this same Kassee walking
along the street in company with another
Hindoo, and both of them seem
to be in rather a convivial frame of
The servant happens to catch his
master's eye, and makes a rapid han-1signal
that gives Joe solid satisfaction,
since it tells him that the other is on
the alert, and means something by hi?
Sandy does not see this side-show.
He Is eagerly taking in the sights, aud
as they have now reached a portion
of the grand-bazar street where the
lights are more plentiful, and the
shops present the finest appearance.
It is really worth his time to observe
Here is a sannar, or goldsmith, displaying
his quaint wares In a most
attractive form, and by eloquent silence
inviting the passers-by to purchase.
Then there are curiosity shops
where a thousand and one queer
things 'have been gathered from the
four ends ?f the earth. Perhaps the
next place will belong to a mosaicworker,
and his shop is certainly a
model of neatness.
At a turbanmaker's Sandy stop?
some time to see the yards of costlv
cloth twisted into odd shapes, each
tuft being afterward pointed with goM
or silver cloth. These turbans are the
delight of the Hindoos, and the man
v. ho has a n w shape is the envied of
After this comes a variety of shops.
rrom euversmitn s aown to me uur
zee's, or tailor's. Our friends take It
in, and will never in all likelihood forget
the sights their eyes rest upon. The
crowd is such a good-natured one, and.
most delightful of all, does not pu?h
and surpe as crowds generally do. fn
their long walk the two friends do not
remember having touched but one
man. who stumbled against them and
then rushed away as if filled with
alarm. Sandy, recognizing nn old
game of the thieves In London and
Paris, at once looks to see if his watch
is all right, and upon finding it so is
"Well," remarks Mynheer .Toe, at
last, '"the hour is late. Have you seen
enough for one night, old fellow?"
"My hcftfl Is crammed full of ideas, *
which I must put into some shape be- 3
fore I sleep. This has been a revela- p
tion to me, Joe. I never before sa^ g
such life as old Bombay presents *
Think of the rough sketches I've al- c
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Silence, that wonderful burial-place ^
of the Brahmins?that magnificent
statue out on the avenue?the Parsee
broker?what's his name?"
".Tamsetjee Jeepeebhoy," smiles Joe. r
"Drops from your tongue like oil, old J
fellow. I must practice on these names, t
About the sketches: I have the har c
bor, the strange coasting-craft yon fi
pointed out, a patamar with its two e
masts, the small rakish manche and s
the long, narrow felucca with its la- I
teen sails. Besides, I've pot glimpses c
of mosques, that lovely idol and an I
array of such things, to say nothing *
of the ideas now in my head which, *
roughly drawn, will fill pages in the e
note-book. Yes, I'm in clover, Joe, and *
Mynheer Joe has left his side, which
fact causes the voluble Sandy to turn
around. He discovers his companion
talking earnestly with a Hindoo, ana.
looking more closely, recognizes Kas6ee,
whose brown face is very serious,
and whose whole manner proclaims
that there is trouble brooding in the
air for the Americans in Bombay.
W CHAPTER XIX.
THE FATAL THIRTEEN.
Sandy chances to be a wise little fellow,
and evinces no surprise at the
state of affairs. He guesses instinctively
that Kassee has made a discovery
of some importance, and is now
communicating the result of his work
to the master he loves so well.
Somehow it seems quite natural that
they should get into a tangle, that
mystery should crop up around them.
They are surrounded by strange
scenes, which the human mind could
hardly imagine without a positive experience.
The very air of India seems
to breathe of mystery, as though It
were impregnated with it.
He watches Mynheer Joe and the
Hindoo with considerable curiosity,
while keeping an eye upon the crowd .
near by, as If seeking to discover'
whether any one else is interested In
Joe now appears to be questioning
his faithful servitor, as though be has
heard it all and knows that it is serious.
At the same time he does not
exhibit alarm, for his experience has
been great in the past, and he knows
how to preserve his mental equilibrium
in the face of the most astounding
"Ten to one It's all on account of
that miserable Russian. I expected to
hear from him again. What in the
deuce is the sly rascal up to now?"
mutters the correspondent, as he twirls
his cigar between finger and thumb
and keeps his eyes fastened upon his
He sees Joe look around him, as
though seeking the danger of which he
has been warned. Then their eyes
meet The traveler cannot help but
note the eager iook upon me iace 01 Sandy.
He smiles and becuons to him. [
This, of course, means that he Is to be
in it; and as the correspondent usually
manages, by hook or crook, to get
there, he feels satisfied that matters
are shaping themselves all right. It
suits him to meet difficulties as they
fly. Sandy was never known to turn
his back on the foe.
With his curiosity aroused to a most
intense pitch, the correspondent, therefore,
advances to the fray. He casts a
keen glance at the face of Mynheer
Joe, but that worthy shows little of
the emotions that may lie deeply hid- .
den under the calm exterior. ?
Thus Sandy draws up alongside of *
his friend and awaits the communica- 1
tion that is to decide a momentous (
epoch In their lives; nor is it long in ?
"Well, the baron has been at work, 1
Sandy," remarks Joe, with a peculiar
smile. "I knew he would not be long 1
in Bombay without attempting some ^
manner of evil against us, particularly E
myself, for whom he entertains no 1
great love, you understand."
Sandy nods his head in that vigor- r
ous, thoughtful way of bis, more elo- "
quent than words.
[To be Continued.]
Business and American Fathers. .
There is a clear lesson in a story told f
by the captain of a police precinct in |
New York. Ono evening a man came j
to the station house asking if any lost f
children were there. Three were [
asleep in a back room, and the man I
went in to see it his own was among j
the number. He wakened a boy be- 1
tween two and three years old and i
asked of him if he were Johnrv So- i
and-So. The little fellow being very
sleepy and frightened, could not be <
- - _ a i
made to answer, ana tne man xurneu
away, saying he would have to send i
his wife over. "What! do you uol '
know you: own child?" the police offl- 1
clal asked. "To tell the truth, I don't," '
the man replied. "I work on the '
line of street cars; the children ain't 1
up when 1 go away In the morning,
and they're in bed when I get back at
night. I never see them." Later bis
wife appeared and identified one of the 1
children. It was not the one the father
bad picked out!?Harper's Bazar.
Publishers to-day are bringing out
the very best books in the world id
pocket size6, says St. Nicholas. Tbe
portable little classics cau tie carried
about and read at odd iimes, and there
is no longer tbe same excuse for rending
trash because it is "more convenient."
Heading a little now and then,
there is time to think between times,
and a good book gaius greatly In interest
if it be not swallowed at a
mouthful. .Our readers should remem?1
oer, wueii nuoui iu uu; ouu& ?w.
they "ought to read," fh.it It is usually
to be hud in lmlf a 1ozen foruis at
least. When we see certain enormous
volumes in tine print iti. Scott's novels,
for instance, we wonder that any on?
ever had strength, patience and eyesight
to read them.
Guide (referring to Egyptian Pyra?
Imids)?"It took huudrcds of years to
build tbewi." O'Brien (the wealthy
contractor)?"Thin it wor a Governmint
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\ S0J4E |fEW FE/ITUpES 1
LIJY J^E ^TS LIFE. |
BY J. CARTER BEARD.
THE recent discoveries of Wasman.
Florel, Belt and others,
added to the wonderful results
of the Investigations
nade a few years ago by McCook,
loggridge and Bates, have deservedly
iwakened a new interest In everything
lonnected with the lives and habits of
mts. The remarkable evidences they
ixhiblt of something which, notwithitanding
its limitations, seems akin to
luman intelligence; the pecfection, as
tompared w'*'- other insects, of its
)hysical sti .jre; the greater proporion
borne by the brain to the rest of
he body; and its wonderful social life,
io much more highly developed than
hat of the bees or of the wasps, have
.WORKERS HOLDING LEAVES IN P
VAE TO BIND AND CE
nclined those who study it the closest
o believe that, making allowance for
he great inferiority of the class of
nvertehrates, the Formicadae certainy
hold among invertebrates a rank
rommensurable with that sustained by
)rimate8, including man, among vetejrates.
Taking into account the comparalvelv
enormous masses of brain mat
er belonging to a number of large
inimals which exhibit a marked dejree
of incogitance, and the Intelll;ence
manifested by members of this
livlslon of Hymenopetra, the claim
nade by Darwin that the anterior
janglion in the head of an ant consulting
Its brain "is the most marvelous
itom of matter In the world," is juslfled.
It is interesting to notice how diverse
ire the methods adopted by invertebrate
intelligence from that of man in
ittaining a desired result. For initance,
men make the tools they rejulre
for carving or for digging, In
fiEAD OF WORKING AWT
< Showlc.c toothed mandibles,
lects grow them; ves3els being needed
is receptacles for liquid food, man
learns the art of the potter, but the
;urious honey ants transform themlelves
into living bottles, to -which the
vorking members of the commune relort
The tools of insects, exquisitely
'ashioned and finished, are much more
lerfectly adapted for the purposes they
lerve than are any contrived and
nanufactured by human beings, but
;here is a disadvantage connected
vitli tliem?tliey cannot De jam nsiue.
The tools dominate the tool-beaiers
md check development in nny direcjon
not connected with their use.
This lends to the extreme specializa:ion
we find among insects. The egg
producer, the queen of the termites,
iltliough she possesses the usual nuinjer
of limbs belonging to her species,
s totally Incapable of locomotion, as
ire the living bottles of the honey ants.
The queen lays eggs; she can do notling
else; the living bottles store up and
field food to other members of the
formicary, and are as incapable of per'orming
other uses as if they were
nere lifeless cells in a honeycomb.
Among the Formicadae this tendency
to specialization has resulted in es:nbli8hing
species limited to particular
ndustries or to particular methods of
ivlng. Some species of slave-making
ints, for instance, confine themselves
so entirely to military affairs, and
iave so entirely lost the arts of pence
ind efficiency in domestic matters, that
!hey are not only obliged to depend
jpon their slaves to care for the young
;n the formicary, but to have the food
p.nced in their own warlike mouths,
STATE ELEPHANT OF THE PHEIi
CARRYING THE S:
and would starve in the midst oI plenty
were this not dour.
'me mancliuies 01 mese anis. roiyergus
rufesceus and I'. lucid us, tlie former
a European, the latter an American
species, are entirely unfitted for work, ?
They can neither crush, cut nor saw; C
but, being sharply pointed and curved, *
they make most syrviceable weapons; C
with them In attacking an enemy, j
head of wabbiob ant
Stowing pointed end carvcd man I
dJbles unfitted fur work.
Polyergus seizes the head of her foe
between the points of these curved
polgnards and peuetrates the brain at
A number of ants among those of
LACE WHILE OTHERS USE LAR- I
MENT THE LEAVES. , , I
very different species are distinguished I
by possessing relatively large licads, '
the use of which is extremely problem- 1
And yet the smaller members of the
commonwealths find a use for the
ffwat rrpntnrpR. Numbers of thein mav '
often be seen riding about as human 1
beings do upon elephants, upon the
backs and heads of their gigantic confreres.
Even this use, however, does
not account for the disproportionately
large heads of the giants. But^the Col- ,
obopsis ants, which burrow in
branches, seem to have discovered how
to profitably employ the big-heads
among them. They are placed at the
entrances of the Formican dwellings,
their great heads fitting in and filling
the doorways. As a worker belonging
to the household approaches she is recognized
by "the animated and intelligent
front door," which draws back
sufficiently to admit the entrance of
its friend and then resumes its double
office of sentry and of barrier.
The Eciton are the Arabs of the ant
tribes, always at war with all other
animals, with no settled places of
abode, but ever wandering in Journeys
that have no end. Yet in their temporary
resting places the necessities and
instincts common to the whole Formican
family Impel these nomads to build
habitations which conform to the character
and style of the fixed and permanent
abodes of ordinary ants. As,
however, both the time and natural
apparatus for digging possessed by the
latter are wanting to excavate galleries
and apartments necessary for
feeding and sheltering larvae ?and
pupae, these remarkable animals
overcome the difficulty in a most astonishing
manner by constructing living
habitations, using their own bodies
as building materials.
But the most amusing Instance of
the manner in which an ant left by nature
to her own devices overcomes a
difficulty'Is perhaps that of the Oecophylla
smaragdina. This ant, one of
common occurrence in Eastern Asia,
forms shelters by bending the edges of
the leaves of the trees upon which It
lives and fastening them together. The
adult ant possesses nothing with which
to secure the edge of the leaves togeth
or after tliey nave Been orougnt mio
the required position; but its larva is
furnished with glands that sccrete an
abundance of adhesive, gelatinous substance,
by the aid of which it forms
its cocoon, and these intelligent insects
actually make animated mucilage
brushes of their larvae in order
to effect their purpose. A number of
the ants, seizing the edges of the
leaves in their mandibles, bring them
together into the form needed and hold
them there, while other ants, each one
of which bears a larva in Its jaws, apply
the mouths of the larvae to such
parts of the leaves as require to be
cemented together, and induce their
offspring to disgorge as much sticky
material as they flud necessary to accomplish
the desired result.?Scientific 1
Distinction In Joarnalifim.
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paper is always a distinction carrying
more weight with tlie public than a
DOLOGETON - LARGE WORKER
I connection with any law flrm or busi
The man who shakes hands most ia
generally the hardest to shake.
| THE CULTIVATION OF COCOA ?'
> IN THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS ? !
> O i
J I J O the active young man pos- i
'. | sessed or a iimuea amouni
| of capital, who Is looking for
"J" an occupation as well as investment,
in the Lesser Antilles or in
nany parts of Venezuela, the cultivaion
of cocoa is at the present time
he most Inviting of the agricultural
jursuits. The island of Trinidad,
vhicb is the one most familiar to the
writer, produces cocoa of a quality secrnd
to none, and only equaled by that
jrown in the vicinity of Caracas, and 1
ilways brings the highest price in the (
London market. Considerable patience 1
s required to grow It from the seed- '
lngs, as it takes five or six years of 1
cultivation before there is a harvest
prorth mentioning, and seven or eight 1
rears Derore a run crop can De reaized,
but when the trees are once full
p-own they will continue to bear fruit
!or an almost Indefinite time.
The cultivation of cocoa consists
argely of draining the land, keeping
lown the undergrowth of bush and
creeds, and trimming the trees. The
lowers occur in clusters on the main
branches and on the trunk of the
trees, usually only one of each cluster ,
reaching maturity. The fruit, which .
is seen in the illustration, is a hard
pod six or seven Inches long, resembling
a cucumber, growing from the
trunk or large branches, and looks
rery much as though It were artificially
attached. Buds, blossoms and fruit,
in all stages, occur side by side, and
ripened fruit is harvested at all tlnws
if the year. The main crop, however,
matures in the dry season, and is usually
harvested in February, only small
iiuantltes ripening during the remainder
of the year.
The pods each contain five rows of
seeds or beans, quite similar to a
large, thick Lima bean, embedded In
11 pink, acid pulp. These seeds are the
;ocoa beans of commerce. The harvesting
consists of cutting off the mature
pods by means of a knife on a
long bamboo pole, gathering them Into
beaps on the ground, where they are
allowed to lie for about twenty-four
bours. They are then cut open with
a. cutlass, the seeds and pulp coming
Dut in a mass; these are carried to the
As soon as the beans reach the drybouse,
they are placed in the "sweat
box" or pit, where they are closed up
COCOA DRY-HOUSES IN TRIN
tight and allowed to ferment for some
The next process is the drying, which
:s accomplished by spreading the beans
In a layer over the platform and drying
them in the sun. Laborers are kept
constantly stirring them, while exposed
to the sun, with a wooden rake, so
that they will dry evenly. Each morning,
during the early stages of the drying
process, the beans are gathered
into a heap in the middle of the floor
and given a thorough mixing. This is
COCOA PODS ON THE TREE.
(sometimes accomplished by the laborers
mixing and kneading them by
ircaaing mem wuu ineir uare ieei,
as shown In the illustration. This is
known as "dancing the cocoa" and
renders the beans smooth aud uniform
in color. It usually requires ten days
or two weeks to finish the drying, depending
on the weather. The dried
beans, when ready for market, are put
in canvas bags holding about 150
pounds, and the name of the plantation
stenciled on the bags, these names
or brands at times becoming very
prominent in the market for the quality
of cocoa the plantation is reputed to
The manufacturing, which is invariably
done in Northern factories, consists
of roasting the beans in a revolving
cylinder; this develops the aroma
and tits thorn for crushing. After the
beans are crushed they are screened to
separate the "nibs," or crushed nuts,
from the shells. The nibs are then
ground to a fine meal; this is put in
sacks and nut in a Dowerful nress.
where it is subjected to heat and pressure,
and the fat, known as "cocoa
butter," is squeezed out, and the nard
substance left in the sack has only to
be broken or powdered to become the
pure chocolate, and this more or less
adulterated is the chocolate of commerce.?Scientific
If some people can't borrow trouble
they will steal it.
Aathor Beveali Spider's Metlindi.
Professor D. Hess has just pubIsbed
an Interesting treatise on housa
nseets, with especial reference to spi.
lers and flies. The spider, he says,
s a blood-thirsty insect of prey. But
she is also a great artist and a most
.ender mother, fiercely defending her
jggs and her young ones. First, he
says, the spider weaves a silken bagcet
like repository for the eggs, using
;he rear part of her body as a form.
In this basket she lays the eggs,
.illing them tip carefully and neatly.
Then she covers the exposed eggs wltlj
1 fabric of silk threads, the whole
forming a minute hall within which
the eggs lie snugly and well protected
from cold, etc. If this be instinct,
i good deal of wbat is called "human
Intelligence" should be called "Instinct,"
too, says the author.
Keeping Up the Heat.
The top of the stove Is often crowded.
There are dishes that are cooked.
but must be kept warm. This can b?
accomplished by the device shown in
the cut . ijp
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IDAD?MIXING THE BEANS.
A box just a bit higher tban a band
lamp has both top and bottom removed.
Across the top are stretched
wires. The box is then set down over
a lamp, and the kettle or dish is set I
upon the wires, where its heat will bfe
fully maintained. I
This device will often prove of the
greatest service, and can be made by,
any one in ten minutes.
Automobile For "Women.
The present-day French aristocracy
has the automobile fever in its most
virulent form, and the lady of fashion
must have separate vehicles suitable to
the proper performance of her daily
round of social duties. Various types
of park equipages, closed carriages,
etc., form her livery outfit, and now
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has produced a handy little gasoline
vehicle designed especially for pron>
cnading and shopping, the volatile little
French chauffeuse is losin? no time
in adding It to her already large "stable."
It is, in truth, a most convenient
little three-wheeler (resembling for all
the world the American "tri-moto"),
requires very little attention, is powerful
enough for all the demands that
may be put upon it; is easily handled,
neat, handsome, and, above all,
it has received Dame Fashion's stamp
of approval?hence Its popularity with
the Parisienne with a penchant for
automobilism. It Is essentially a
lady's vehicle?a man would look out
of place in it. The average Frenchwoman,
equipped with one of these
handy little vehicles, can make the
rounds of the stores in much less
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liUJC, UUU Ut 1CUCW uo !Mv?r? - ? under
the old conditions. The space
under the seat is devoted to the stowing
away of milady's purchases. The
illustration is reproduced from Automobile
Quite Like a Jewelry Store.
In a Kansas town the other day
Miss Ruby Opal entertained Miss
Pearl Diamond. They were seen
romping on the emerald green of the
lawn with sparkles of fun shooticg
from their turquoise eyes.?Denver