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SUBURBAN NOTES.
What may be termed a refined. In
tensive form of agriculture has grown
ap in recent years in the vicinity of all
the larger cities, as a result of the
modern tendency toward surburban
living and the almost phenomenal
growth of cities. It is noticeable
about Springfield and Worcester anil
all the cities of New England, and i3
hardly less the case in other sections
of the country. The Country Gentle
man calls it the suburban type of
agriculture, and goes on to say: This
style of farming presents various
characteristics of a merely compara
tive nature, such as the relatively
smaller farm, higher cost of land,
large Investment of working capital,
more intensive methods, large produc
tion and larger gross profits. Some
times the percentage of profit is
greater, and sometimes less, than in
the old-fasnioned rural farming. This
type of farming, which goes on under
the smoke of factory chimneys, may
fairly be called a refined style of
agriculture. It has all those char
acteristlcs which go with what is
commonly called refinement of In
dustry, or refinement of society. To
be sure, one has often to doubt
whether "refined society” Is any better
than rural society: and It may still be
a question whether the "refined type
of agriculture” of the city suburbs ts
better or more satisfying to the
farmer than the good old frontier
struggle with the wilderness. Never
theless, in the sense of being more
highly specialized, of being more inti
mately in touch with modern scientific
discoveries, of being more intensive in
methods, the suburban agriculture Is
more refined.
Now the point which brings all this
up here Is that the modern surburban
agriculture, like every other case of
refined farming, comes pretty near to
being norticulture. Horticulture is
the refinement of agriculture in more
ways than some people care to
recognize. Take the neighborhood of
Washington rs an example. In 1899,
the value of agriculture products for
the District of Columbia was as fol
lows for the items named. Milk, cream
and butter, $185,093, cereals, $7,039;
horticultural products, $639,398.
Dairying, which, like horticulture, is
a highly refined branch of agriculture,
is the only rural industry which ha3
competed w'.th horticulture In the re
pent development of the District of
Columbia. In the decade between
1830 and 1900, the number of cows
kept In this territory increased 45 per
cent, and the amount of milk sec ired
increased 85 per cent. Tho fact that
the milk product iDcreaseu nearly
twice as rapidly ss the number of
sown kept speaks again most em
phatically of the refinement of agri
cultural practice which has been
going ou. Meanwhile the value of
market garden products increased
(mn 1889 to 1899 from $74,890 to $95,
471, of $118,095, depending on
whether potatoes and sweet potatoes
ara oounted out or in for 1899. At the
same time the total of flowers and
ornamental plants grown In green
houses and on farms rose to $519,565
s year, or nearly 60 per cent, of the
total of all agricultural products for
the entire District of Columbia.
Now there Is just one moral that we
should like to draw from this. Most
fanner? are anxious for improvement
in agriculture. The sincerely want to
see farming improved in general, and
they are willing to see some improve
metn on their own farms, provided it
does not require too much trouble, and
providing it gives some promise of
paying its way. With this feeling at
heart, they ought to give more j
thought and room to horticulture. j
There are hundreds of farmers who
will not bother with a strawberry bed. j
or with plum trees, or even a row of.
currant bushes. They have more im- 1
portant concerns. Their farming is i
laid out on other lines. Yet in this
refusal they shut up their souls
against the greatest means of grace
(applying a camp-meeting figure to an
agricultural topic) which there is open
to them. Always and everywhere,
naturally and necessarily, horticulture
means improved agriculture, and the
man who desires improvement should
take every chance to avail himself of
the proper means. We have pur
posely left out of account an inciden
tal advantage to ba derived from
strawberry beds and plum trees, which
bas no relation to the money yield
and which is nevertheless of the
highest Importance to the farmer and
his family—we mean the supply of
the mo3t healthful and delicious of ,
luxuries for his own table.
Examine Your Bush Fruit Plants.
The condition of bush fruit plants at
the close of the growing season is a
certain indication of the product tb ••
following year, says an exchange. If
the foliage is free froLi rust and
blight, the cane mature and well
ripened, stocky and well supplied with
strong, vigorous buds and free from
spot or blemish, the roots light,
fibrous and strong, and the pith, the
vital part of the plant, bright, fresh
and firm, these conditions give as
surance that with a fair season and
proper winter protection a full crop
may be expected. It Is important to
save all good canes by thorough
winter protection. This is best dore
by bending bushes to the ground and
covering with fresh earth. The roots
of plants are very flexible and may be
turned and doubled in any direction.
In laying bushes down for winter the
beding must be In the root, and below
the surface of the ground. It is not
at all difficult, but simply requires a
little care and practice. There is no
doubt whatever as to the great ad
vantage of such protection, and it
should be given in all latitudes where
the thermometer ever touches 30
degrees below zero.
Deplores Valley Tobacco Culture.
Rev. H. P. Cutter of Malden, agent
for the Massachusetts total abstinence
society, deplores the increasing
amount of tobacco culture in the Con
necticut valley, as he reported at the
monthly meeting of the society. He
has just completed an -extended tour
of Hampden, Hampshire. Worcester,
Middlesex and Essex counties, three
months having been spent in the Con
necticut valley. In the valley he was
surprised at the rapidly Increasing
cultivation of tobacco and what he was
pleased to term “rum rule.” He de
plored the fact that the beautiful
valley is fast being devoted to a
growth of the weed, which has come
to be almost the only object for farm
ing in some sections, Hatfield and
Westfield being notable examples.
Some Tobacco “Con'ts.”
Here are some "dont’s” for tobacco
growers, published by the Homestead:
Don’t ever take down wet tobacco; it
never will look well again. Don’t put
tobacco in a bundle and stamp It In.
Don’t press the bundles too hard.
Don’t expect a big price for a lot of
rubbish mixed in; this will always
show the first thing when opening
bundles for inspection. Don’t put
water on the tobacco to dampen it;
nine times out of 10 it will do damage.
Don’t think your tobacco is all right
| and not go near it for a month; if you
do, you will find It all wrong.
Notes.
In proof that abandoned farms are
“more largely the result of barrenness
of brain than of soil,” an exchange
reports that on one of these in Mas
sachusetts a farmer from Long Island
who knows something about farming
has this year planted 37 acres witfo
potatoes, from which he is now gather
ing a crop of from 125 to 150 bushels
per acre, disposing of the same ; n
Worcester at from $4.50 to $5 per
parrel. At the lowest figure he will
receive over SIO,OOO for the crop, or at
least 20 times the amount he paid for
the land. At this rate a few more
experiments by Long Island fanners
will redeem the waning reputation of
the agricultural district of Massachu
setts.
The secretary of the Massachusetts
state board of agriculture has Issued a
descriptive catalogue of farms for sale
at prices low in proportion to the cost
of their buildings and their productive
capacity. There arc 50 farms ad
vertised for Berkshire county, 15 for,
Franklin, 15 for Hampden. 13 for
Hampshire county, making a total of
93 for western Massachusetts. This
work of the state board was begun 10
years ago and the results in farms
sold seem to justify Its continuance.
It is said that Chicago speculators
have set aside a fund of $3,000,000,
and have their agents in New York
and Pennsylvania buying up apples
and a corner in the fruit is talked of.
A high price in the northern apple
regions will bring out an unusual
quantity from the Virginias, North
Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas
where they are relatively abundant,
and in years of cheapness unable,
from cost of transportation, to make
competition.
A Boston agricultural paper makes
this observation: One who follows the
Boston market year after year notices
that its distributing trade area is be
coming more circumscribed. Other
New England cities are becoming
trade centers, and as they get Boston
freight rates from the west their
merchants can get supplies at home
cheaper than to send to Boston for
them and pay the freight out.
The Vermont potato crop is much
below the. average, but is soraewh it
larger than was at first expected. Ti e
prevalence of dry rot is complained of
in all potato-raising sections. The
state experiment station early an
ticipated the trouble and advised
treatment of the vines by spraying
Wherever the advice was heeded and
the instructions followed a fairly good
cron is being harvested.
The United States government cen
sus bureau Friday announced that
statistics of agriculture for Con
n.ecticut. It shows that 74.6 per cent
of the land surface of the state con
sists of farms, numbering 26.94 R in all !
Their value is $97,425,068. of which |
$44,982,560 represents the value of the
buildings and $52,441,508 the land and 1
improvements exclusive of buildings.
A course in corn Judging is offeree'
this fall to students of the Illlnoi*'
college of agriculture. The work be- 1
gan September 15, and will continue'
nine weeks. This is the first tim
such a course has been offered any
where In the world.
Elsie Leslie, the beautiful young
actress who is attracting so much at
tention as Glory Quayle with E. J
Morgan in The Christian this season
is the wife of Jefferson Winter, son
of the famous dramatic critic. William
Winter
Four were killed and four wounded
in a fight between the Morgans an
Chadwells near Middlesboro, Kv.
HOLD THE TRAIN.
“Madam, we miss the train at B .”
"But can’t, you make it, sir?” she
gasped.
“Impossible, it leaves at three,
Aud we are dve & quarter past”
“Is there no way? Oh, tell me, then,
Are you a Christian?” “I am not."
“And are there none among the men
Who run the train?” “No—l for
got—
I think the fellow over here,
Oiling the engine, claims to be.”
She threw upon the engineer
A fair face, white with agony.
“Are you a Christian?” “Yes, I am.”
“Then, O sir, won’t you pray with
me,
All the long way, that God will stay.
That God will hold the train at
* B ?”
“ Twill do no good; it’s due at three.
And”—“Yes, but God can hold the
train;
My dying child Is calling me,
And I must see her face agalp;
Oh. won’t you pray?” “I will,” a nod
Emphatic, as he takes his place.
When Christians grasp the arm of
God
They grasp the power that rules the
rod.
Out from the station swept the train
On time, swept past wood and lea;
The engineer, with cheeks aflame.
Prayed, “O Lord, hold the train at
B .”
• • • 4 •
They flung the throttles wide, and
like
Some g'ant monster of the plain,
Witt panting side and nighty
strides,
Past hill and valley swept the
train.
A half, a minute, two are gained;
Along those burnished lines of
steel
His glances leap, each nerve is
strained,
And still he prays with fervent
zeal.
Heart, hand, and brain, with one
accord,
Work while his prayer ascends
to heaven —
"Just hold the train eight min .es,
Lord,
And I’ll make up the
seven.”
With rush and roar through mea
dow lands,
Past cottage home and green
hillsides,
The panting thing obeys his
hands,
And speeds along with giant
strides.
• • • • • •
They say an accident delayed
The train a little while; but He
Who listened while His children
prayed,
In answer, held the train at
B .
—New Orleans Picayune.
GLEANINGS AND GOSSIP.
The customer, George Pilotelle, said
that he once designed $200,00d worth
of dresses for one woman, while
Worth confesses that a Peruvian heir
ess paid him $24,000 for a single gown.
In St. Paul: Stranger—lsn’t there
a good deal of kicking on account of
having to pay street car fares to ride
from Minnepolis to this town? Resi
det —No, sir. People are willing to
pay anything to get out of Minne
apolis.—Chicago Tribune.
New England is usally credited with
the quaintest of tombstone memorials,
but this one from a Wisconsin ceme
tery Is odd enough.—
Sixteen years a maiden,
Sixteen months a wife.
Six months a mother,
Then she quit this life.
Rev. Mr. Sheldon of Topeka, was un
fortunate in his comparison when he
said he “would rather drink a bottle
of red ink than t bottle of beer,’’ for
the Kansas City Journal rises to re
mark that “the craving of some men
for stimulants is remarkable. The main
constituent of re< ink is alcohol.”
A Philadelphia firm of auctioneers
recently offered r.t one of their sales
Robinson Crusoe's musket. It was a
fine old flintlock. It was in the pos
session of a geal grandniece of Alex
ander Selkirk, and according to an ex
change, its pedigree 1b much more un
clouded than is usually the case with
objects of the kind.
The Royal Humane society of Eng
'and has picked from among 700 men
who had performed gaiiant deeus Wil
liam Allen, as the bravest man In Eng
land. and has given him the gold
modal for 1901. Allen’s heroism was
shown In rescuing three men from the
inside of a tar-si ill, which was filled
with deadly fumes, He made four
trips into the jaws of death
At a recent wedding in V ashington
Wu Ting-Fang, according to a news
| naper stbry, was asked to pronounce a
Chinese blessing on the couple. The
| oriental diplomat complied In this
fanbion: “May every year bless you
| vith a child until they number twenty
. five. May these children present you
with twenty-five times twenty five
Trandchlldren. and may these grand
-hildren—” At Ibis point the bride
and groom fled.
Here Is Gus Roger’s definition of
reciprocity: "You gift a man some
dings you don’t got for somedlngs he
ain’t need und don’t get no uselessness
for.” But even that fearful and won
derful definition is puny compared
with Rogers' explanation of gravi
tation: ’’Yer stand on der top
of a hole, and no matter how high der
hole iss, gravltatior s pulls you to der
bottom.”
A ticket collectoi on an English rail
way got leave to go aud get married,
and was given a pass over the line,
says the Kansas City Star. On the
way back he showed to the new col
lector his marriage certificate by mis
take for his pass. The latter studied
it carefully, and then said: "Eh, mon
you’ve got a ticket for a lang, weari
some journey, but not on the Cale
donian railway.
There are 5,000 requests for Mr. Mc-
Kinley’s autograph on file in Washing
ton. It had been the custom of the
late president to devote spare moments
to the gratifications of these demands
In so far as he could, but during a few
months’ absence or through a period
when the president would be busily oc
cupied with affairs of state, these let
ters asking for autographs would pile
up.
Mrs. McWilliams, who was with
Mrs. McKinley at Buffalo and after
ward accompanied the funeral party
at Washington and Canton, is the
favorite cousin of the president’s
widow. She is the daughter of the
only sister of Mrs. McKinley’s father.
She was a Miss Goodman, and when
she and Mrs. McKinley were young
women, it Is said, they resembled each
other strongly.
The story is told of three Protest
ant ladles, who walked into a Catholic
church in Ireland during high mass.
It was raining, and they had gone in
for shelter. The priest, oua of nature's
noblemen, recognized the women and
said to the attendant. "Three chairs
for the Protestant ladies.” It was a
kindly thought, but the priest Regret
ted It when the man stood up and
shouted: “Three cheers for the Prot
estant ladies!" which were given.
An English paper publishes an ' lter
esting yarn about a practical joae
played upon a railway passenger by
his traveling companions. One of
them stole the victim’s ticket, and
then they all persuaded them lhai tne
best way to avoid unpleasantness wuh
the ticket collector was to hide under
the seat. When the ticket collector
received one ticket more than the
number called for he wanted explana
tions. They were at once forth-com
ing: “Oh, the other belongs to the
gentleman under the seat. He would
travel like that; we don’t know wny.”
The paragraph from the Montreal
i Star shows how sensitive Canada is:
“One of the addresses to the duke and
duchess of Cornwall and York was pre
sented by two Indian chiefs and a
squaw, the chief wearing great plumes,
blanket coats, with wampum orna
ments and silver armlets. This circus
will, no doubt, be reported by the Eng
lish press correspondents as some
thing eminently characteristic of
Canada, and If these gentlemen were
told that their royal highness had seen
In this ‘get up’ something that few
Canadians have ever seen, they would
probably reply, ‘Walker.’ ”
The exchange of courtesies between
the kaiser and the czar In the shape of
colonelcies of guard regiments, is
something which the magnates in the
United States might emulate with pro
fit, says the Kansas City Star. For
example, Mr. Croker could be ap
pointed honorary paragrapher of the
Commoner by Mr. Bryan. ar,d in turn,
Mr. Bryan could be made an honorary
Tammany leader of the Eighth assem
bly district. The possibilities of this
scheme are magnificent. Mayor Reed
might Ingratiate himself with Mr.
Dockery by naming the governor as
honorary superintendent of streets and
the governor could return the compli
ment by making Mr. Reed Janitor ex
traordinary' of the state house.
RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT.
English View of What Has Been Done
in America.
Owing to a variety of causes, the
evolution of the railway has progress
ed more freely in North America than
in any other part of the world. * • •
Instead of being compelled to buy out
landowners at fancy prices and to
execute heavy accommodation works
at every point along the route of a
proposed line, compan'es were rather
encouraged to advance by large gifts
of land, which, if not so already, must
sooner or later become extremely
valuable, and neither by law nor by
public opinion were they required to
faca an expenditure on luxuries of
construction such as so heavily bur
dened capital accounts in England.
With much of the country flat and
open In character, the actual work f
laying the tiack was generally easy
and Inexpensive. •• •
Under conditions so favorable it Is
not surprising that railway develop
ment has taken place in North
America Is nearly 10 times that of the
United Kingdom, and Canada, whose
population, scattered over the 3,00fi
miles from ocean to ocean, is hardly
equal to that of London alone, has
already opened a system as extensive
as that of Great Britain. *• • In pas
senger traffic the greater average
length of Journey caused more atten
tion to be paid to question of comfort.
In the absence of railway class dis
tinctions it was possible to provide
long, open cars, allowing freedom of
movement from end to end and gen
eral access of lavatory accommoda
tion. In the north at any rate the
climate demanded an efficient method
of beating, and the lack of organized
cab service in the great towns com
pelled the Introduction of arrange
ments for dealing with luggage with
which we In England are only now be
coming familiar. Then followed sleep
ing. drawing-room and dining cars, and,
in short, practically all the Improvn
ments which, adopted gradually ou
this side of the water, have within the
last generation done so much to lessen
the tedium of European t raved.
It runs the fastest trains In the
world, and Invented the compressed
air brake, by which even the quickest
train can. if necessary, he stopped In
not much more than her own length.
The permanent way of the chief lines
Is at least as good as any to be found
elsewhere; the working of signals and
switches otherwise than by manual
labor has been tried with success
and. though the steam locomotive has
been very highly perfected, great ad
vances have also been made tn con
nection with electric traction, by
which It may some day be replaced.
The high rates of wages paid
and the keenness of competi
tion have compelled companies
to seek every possible means for
the reduction of working expenses.
At sea. it has been found that other
things being equal, the larger a steam
ship Is the more economically It can
be worked. Applying the same princi
ple on land, the American lines In
creased very greatly the power of
their engines and the weight of trains
hauled, and both In passenger and
freight service the results have been
highly satisfactory.
The pre&ent excellence of American
rolling stock has been attained under
conditions curiously different from
those prevailing In England, where the
object of every railway is to make its
coaches and lqcomotlves as different
as possible from those of every other.
This practice, so well illustrated by
the English exhibits at Paris last
year, gives the companies no doubt an
advertisement of some value, the
white carriages of the Northwestern,
for instance, or the. yellow engines of
the Brighton line being instantly
recognizable everywhere; but whether
it is wise in every case to allow each
newly appointed engineer to introduce
a style of Ills own may be open to
question. In America, on the other
hand, the work of building passenger
vehicles of the best description is
largely concentrated in the hands of
the great Pullman company, whose
cars run over nearly all lines indis
criminately, while in the matter of
locomotive power the railways are
generally content to resort to a few
large firms who have evolved certain
standard types and are able to
guarantee economic production.
The era of unrestricted competition
seems to be passing away, and the
consolidation long ago foretold by
Prof. Hadley 1b rapidly taking place
and has become the question of the
hour. * • • —London Saturday Re
view.
TALKING DOLLS.
Girls Are Paid for Filling the Pho
nographs With Jingles.
Girls with pleasing voices find
remunerative employment in factories
where “talking dolls” are manu
factured. These dolls contain a
miniature phonograph, and the girls
are kept busy talking into the tiny
machines that are afterward fitted
Into the dolls. They recite the
familiar nursery jingles, “Mother!
Goose” rhymes and other literature
for small folk. A tube connects with
the mouth of the doll, and through
this the phonograp is heard when the
doll Is wound up.
Since dolls equipped with these an 1
other Ingenious Inventions have been
put on the market, the business o?
doll making has assumed vast propor
tions, and In many of the factories
women form a large part of the em
ployes. i
There Is constant demand for at
tractive new features, and the little
people of today would never o
satisfied with the dolls of a few years
ago.
“The children are so exacting nown
days,’’ said a woman who understandi
thls business, “that If you show them
a doll which does not close Its eyer
when It Is laid down they’ll Invariable
say: ‘No, I don't want that. I want
my doll to go to sleep.’ They must
have real hair on the dolls, and they
are quick to notice whether the tin/
toes and fingers are perfect.”
The work done by women consists
largely of the finishing touches neces
sary in completing the dolls and
dressing them. Certain forms of
work are assigned to each employe,
and in a factory which turns out
drpssed dolls one girl makes all tb<
ruffles required, another the under
wear, another the hoods, and still an
other fashions the dress or puts it on
the doll.
Doll repairing is an exceedingly
profitable branch of the work. Cbll
dren are proverbially tenacious In
their attachments to old dolls, and the
repairer is kept busy supplying miss
Ing arms, legs, heads, wings, toes
fingers or other parts. The jointed
dolls, which may be placed in any
position, require great strength to re
pair them, since all but the smallest
are Jointed by means of powerful
elestlc bands passing through the
body. These must be exceedingly
taut or the limbs will hang limp.
In the largest dolls there are heavy
hooks on the ends of the clestlcs, to
be fastened Inside the body, and since
a sudden unlookedfor spring of tbl
elestlc band has been known to injure
seriously a man’s hand, It Is not con
sidered safe for women to engage In
that branch of Industry.
Many of the most expert of the
women dolls repairers are Germans
who have been taught the trade by
their husbands and brothers, and find
It easy and profitable. Women en
gaged In this occupation have the '
advantage of being able to carry It on
In their homes, or In connection with
other work.
The various parts to tte supplied
can be obtained from the manu
facturers, and the repairer makes her
own scale of prices, according to the
amount of repairing to be done an..'
the materials supplied. Those on
gaged In this industry frequently
carry on In addition a brisk business
of doll’s dressmaking and sell little
handmade garments at fancy prices
HOW ONE MAN MADE
HIS FARMING PAY
In the thriving little town or Cohns
set, Minn., J. I. Jellison Is a striking:
example of what one can accompltah
If one only sets out to do somethbfc
with a will and determination
Seven years ago, says the Mian*,
apolis News Tribune, Mr. Jellison was
a resident of Duluth, and for three
years had been engaged in the wall
paper and paper-hanging bustneae,
trusting to luck to get an odd job and
faring rather poorly. Today he la •
prosperous farmer, owning 950 aorwt
af land, 600 of which contain pint
tho other, 450 being partially cl eared
for agricultural purposes. He eati
mates his holdings at no less than
$20,000. He has accumulated this
property unaided by any one outside
of the members of his own r&mUy
The story which Mr. Jellison telto Is
an interesting one:
“I came to the conclusion that I wa
not getting along as well as I irnghf
to,' 1 said he to a representative of the
News-Tribune a few days ago, wheat
on one of his periodical visits hr
Duluth, “and having heard of the pas
sibilities of the northern p&ri of
Itasca county, decided to launch oat
to try my fortune. It was quite as an
dertaklng with a large family of elchi
children to provide for, but I was sat
lulled that if I ever got a start 1
would make the riffle all right 1
came home from work one night and
announced my Intention to my wile
She was thunderstruck at the proposl
tlon at first, but later on acquiesced
and on the following morning bright
and early we began to pack our how?
hold goods for shipment This com
pleted, I went to the land office and
filed on 160 acres of land. The sun,
total of my finances was $49, and It
required considerable scheming to
get myself and family started. I had a
railroad friend who exercised con
tidorable influence in the freight do
partment, and through him Becured a
rate of sl9 to Cohsßset for a car. Into
this my entire family and household
goods were bundled, and when w*
reached our destination found that
there was no hotel or house obtain
able, so I got permission from the rail
road company to occupy the car until
I could build a log shanty. In two
weeks' time this was completed am
wo set. about to cl|ar off the land and
do some planting. Mind you, I had ba;
S3O left after paying for the car, and
with this I had made the purchase of
a considerable quantity of provision
All these I toted on my hack to oar
farm,’ which was seven miles away
from the railroad track. The sell
on my land was so fertile that we had
no difficulty In raising all kinds of
garden produce, and, although the
pioneering was something pretty
tierce, we managed to get along taler
ably well, and the following year be
gan to make money. Everything that
we grew on the farm found a ready
market, and by being prudent in the
matter of expenditures I was somi
enabled to purchase a few acre* of
pine lands, and this has bees cam
stantly added to until as staled. I
now have 500 acres of such I am
clearing up my farm, too, right along
and it will soon be one of the finest
In northern Minnesota. And whoa 1
say this It means considerable, lo
calise there are northern Minnesota
farms that cannot be beaten any
where.
“We have a thriving little town a
Cohasset and we are aitxious for more
people. We are anxious to show then:
what is In store for all who have a
desire to better themselves and who
have the nerve to tackle the propom
tion I did. If thy have ready money
so much the better for them.'
Going as They Please
Home time ago cats were Imported
into Australia to subdue the piagat
of rabbits. Now come complaint*
from New South Wales and Victoria
that the birds are being destroyed, tiu
cats, which were only Intended to
prey upon the rabbits, having turned
their attention to the feathered in
habitants of the country, according to
Youth’s Companion, while the foxes.
Introduced for some other purpos*
are robbing the hen yards and assist
Ing the cats in the war on uailv*
birds.
A Critic of Materialism
In an article In the Rlvlsta Italians
<ll Kllosofla entitled ’ What Is Mai
ter?” L. Ambrosi says the question U
unanswered and unanswerable t>
materialists, because they appeal u
experience, whereas atoms, etc., cam
not be presented to sense. Therefor*
"matter” is a metaphysical concep
tion. Again, if the materialist at
tempts a definition, he becomes In
volved In a vicious circle —e. g., mai
ter is the object of sense- -si-okc Is
that by which matter Is perceived
Charles Kent, Joseph Brennan and
Jane Oaker have Joined James K
Hackett’s company, playing Doa Cae
sar’s Return at Wai lack's tto-a ;er
New York. Miss Oaker was last ses
son the Hermia in Midsummer Night's
Dream, wtth IxmU James aad Katb
erlne Kidder.

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