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decay of imagination.
'Assertion Made That Civilization Is Not Only Killing Poetry ; But Sense of Humor. An Italian scientist thinks that civ ilization is not only killing poetry, but. the sense of humor. Both de pends upon the seen object suggest ing other things to the mind, in one *ase congruous, in the other incon gruous. Science has made our minds more rigid so that we see only what we see. “More rigid” means less vi talized. lender new conditions at hand, we 'Shall get back our vitality, shall once more have some to spare, once more he able to see the naked visible In its proper robes. Imagination is the seeing of real relations. It is seeing what we feel ought to be, which, sane, is a deeper seeing of what they are. Humor is imagination re laxing herself and playing the cari caturist. While she lives at all. she must be permitted to recreate. She thrives on the surplus age of mental vitality. Nordau dw*ells somewhere on the tendency of artists he calls degener ate to paint everything more or less violet. One would suppose that every color, like every sound, must be yield ing its overtones. Any one can see the color as it stands. It takes an artist to see —feel, “imagine” —its overtones and bring them down for us.—Student in the New Century. i... ■■ " -■ s INFERENCE WAS GOOD. Dull Pupil Amazed Teacher by Giv ing Proof of Average Reas oning Power. A Baltimore school-teacher was telling one day of how often the in structor of “the young idea” is aston ished by the quickness of wit exhibited by the pupil, who is otherwise defi cient. One day, says this teacher, she had encountered such a degree of igno rance and mental obtuseness on the part of one of her boys that she be came disheartened. So it was with considerable sarcasm that she said to the youngster: “I wonder if you could tell* me whether George Washington was a soldier or a sailor.” The kid grinned. “He was a sol dier, all right,” was his reply. “How do you know?” asked the weary teacher. “Because I seen a picture of him crossin’ the Delaware,” explained the boy. “Any sailor’d know enough not to stand up in a boat.” PUBLIC WANTS TOO MUCH. Impossible to Perfect Great Inven tions in Short Space of Time— A Story in Point. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, in a series of remarkable experiments, has been sending wireless messages from tetrahedral kites. In a discussion of these experiments Dr. Bell said: “It takes a long time to make anew idea practicable and commercial. 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