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A Kansas man has named his baby
girl Philippine Manila Schleyetta
The police force of the state of Sao
Panto, Brazil, is henceforth to con
sist of 5150 men. Thin is qnite an
army, in view of the fact that the
total population of the state is umler
Perhaps it is merely a coincidence,
but Spain sued for peace just one day
afte- Miss Lizzie Lesdener of Okla
homa announced that she had organ
feed n company of female rough rid
ers togo to war.
The inventive facilities of the Amer
ican girl seem practically unlimited.
The Atchison (Kan.) Globe says: "By
tying sandpaper about her ankles an
Atchison girl produces the same effect
as by buying an expensive silk skirt.
The pieces of sandpaper rub together
and sound just like a sl2 skirt."
Pretty rough on the dressmakers,
Travelers over the line of railway
from the City of Mexico to the city
of Vera Cruz are said to be greatly
impressed with some of tlio engines
they see iu use on that route—double
headers as they are termed. The
Mexican railway company lias already
as many us adozeu, adding tliem from
lime to time to its stock as business
has demanded. Each of these mam
moth constructions weighs 100 tons,
and is capable of hauling 100 tons up
a four and one-half per cent, grade.
They are of Scotch manufacture, and
have now been iu the service of the
road about ten years. The fact is
mentioned as somewhat singular that
these double-headers are used by no
other road in North America.
Many of the United States senators
from Southern states come from small
towns, the policy in many parts of the
South beiug to recognize couutiy
rather than city statesmen. Neither
of the representatives of Texas is
from Galveston; neither of the repre
sentatives from Georgia is from
Atlanta; neither of the senators from
North Carolina is from Raleigh; nei
ther of the senators from South Caro
lina is from Charleston; neither of
the senators from Kentucky is from
Louisville; neither of the senators
from West, Virginia is from Wheeling,
and neither of the senators from Mis
souri is from St. Louis. Some of the
towns represented are Marietta, Ga.;
Bennetsville, S. C.; Tyler, Tex.;
Kcottswlle, Va.; Marshall, N. C., and
Marion, Ky. Tennessee is the only
Southern state whose two senators
represent the two chief cities.
There is a volume of instruction
on the elements that goto make up
our volunteer army in the published
report of the previous occupations of
those soldiers of the Tenth Pennsyl
vania regiment who were ki l id in the
first laud battle near Manila. One
was a farmer,one was a country store
keeper, two were coal-miners, one
was tbe soil of a school-teacher, one
was a college student who had enlist
ed oil the day before tue graduating
exercises of his class. This is not an
exce/jtioual list. It is merely a fair
type and sample of the young men
who in every state of the Union came
forward promptly aud cheerfully to
answer their country's call, comments
the New York Herald. They repre
sent ail classes aud conditions of citi
zenship, dying on a common level of
uiilita'y heroism as they had lived on
a com moil level of civic patriotism.
As pretty an illustration as we have
yet se.-n of the new spirit which,
marks the interchange of comment
between England aud America appears
in the last Spectator to arrive by mail,
says the New York Times. Discus
sing the statement of the English
raptain at Manila, when asked by the
German admiral what he would do in
«iase the Germans interfered with the
bom bard me ut of the city—the state
ment being that only the English cap
tain and American admiral had or
fould get any information on that del
icate topic The Spectator says:
'There is something very naive in the
German admiral imugining that we
should allow him to bully Admiral
Dewey—though, as fur as that goes,
there is no reason to think that the
American sailors would want any one's
help if it came to fighting the Ger
mans." The first part of this sen
tence is entirely friendly, and only a
few months ago the possibility that it
might, be a little irritating to Ameri
can nerves would not have worried
the Spectator a bit. But. now an af
terthough' comes, and it gets instant
expression. The words as they stand
are not exactly a lesson in tact, to be
sure, bnt aren't they delightful. Thsy
make the Atlantic oceau seem narrow
The war has cost all told about
$150,000,000, but it is worth it many
times over, thinks the New York
A certain Episcopal clergyman is ia
favor of compelling all clergymen oi
the church to say the morning and
eveuing service daily, because il
would improve the vocal utterances oJ
The Siberian railroad is offering
great inducements to travelers. It
provides not merely parlor and sleep
ing cars, but one fitted with a gymna
sium and Russian baths, a dark roouo
for photographers and a stationary
bicycle, on which one may make cen
tury runs without leaving the train.
It is not supposed that political exiles
will truvel in such cars. But then
their number is growing less and that
of free travelers in that land of vast
expanses and vast possibilities is
growing rapidly larger.
The loss on the Leiter wheat deal
keeps growing. It is estimated now
at $10,000,000, a sum that will come
neur to cleaning out the fortune ac
cumulated by so inunv laborious years
in the dry goods trade. While the
house of Leiter is thus bowed low iu
humiliation and financial distress by
the sou who was its pride, it is sud
denly flooded with glory by the as
cent of its daughter to the viceregul
throne of India. '1 he Leiter family is
one for which Dr. Schenk's idea
would have no charms, says the New
The details of the jouruey of the
Monterey and the collier Brutus, now
safely at Manila, will unquestionably
prove of great interest to American
and European shipbuilders. While
the Monterey took her time to get to
Manila, that she got there is a tri
umph for the American navy, as she
is not intended either for service or a
journey on the high seas. Leaving
San Diego on .Tune 11, the Mouterey
arrived at Honolulu .Tune 24, and left
fjr Manila June SO. Arriving there
August 4, she thus took just about
live weeks to cover the 5000 and moro
nautical miles from Hawaii.
As a result of the recent conviction
of a sailor for stealing the signalling
book of n British warship a most em
phatically worded note on the subject
has been issued by the admiralty to
the commander of every English man
of-war The stolen book was one of
a series which are never supposed to
be even seen by any one but the com
mander aud the officer next iu rauk,
and as a consequence each command
er is informed in the note just issued
that he will be held personally re
sponsible for the perservation 'of the
secrecy of such volumes. The stolen
book happened to be out of date, but
the admiralty officials evidently re
gard the incident as a matter of seri
Spain is the only European country
whose manufacturing industries are
known to be declining. The manu
factures, moreover, are very few ami
unimportant, and the entire number
of operatives in the kingdom is not
larger than that of a half-dozen of the
principal manufacturing cities iu New
England. Spain imports twice the
eotton goods and four times the silk
goods that she exports, and these ex
ports are made chiefly to the Spauisli
colonies, in which the market has
greatly falleu off. Spain is rich in
iron, lead, zinc copper aud quicksil
ver, and with her admirable commer
cial location might supply the Medit
erranean countries with manufactures
aud have little competition.
Ever since the Russiau admiralty de
cided to re-establish the naval head
quarters of the Black Sea squadron at
Nicolaieff, instead of Sebastopol,great
excitement has prevailed ill the Jew
ish quarter at the former port. Ac
cording to Russian law, no Jew may
reside at a first-class naval port,unless
he can show that he has been previ
ously domiciled in the same place for
thirty years. About a year and a half
ago formal permission was given to
the Jews at Nicolaieff'to buy and hold
lauded property. Since then, owing
to the rapid commercial aud industrial
development of the town, the Jews
have been engaged in extensive spec
ulation iu all kinds of immovable
property. It is now stated on good
authority that on the impendiug re
turn of the naval headquarters the
law previously referred to is to be put
into active operation. The result will
be that at least one-third of the Twelve
or thirteen thousand Jews now resi
dent at Nicolaieff will be expelled. Iu
such cases, of course, there is no con
fiscation of property, but enormous
losses will be made inevitable by com
MY GRANDFATHER'S SCRAP-BOOK.
It was • day when on the puna Amid the relics oft I spied,
The wild wind dashed the tireless rain. Souvenirs of family pride.
And brawling grew the brook, That of the past partook—
That, In the attic, on a quest Some scion honored by his land
Obeying fancy's odd behest, Remembered here, or in fine hand
I found within au ancient chait The autograph of some one grand,
My grandfather's scrap-boolc. Jn grandfather's scrap-book.
A gabled window dimly flung The hours, beguiling, grew apace,
A soft light where the cobwebs hung, And 1 forgot the time and place,
Within a corner nook, And seemed to hear, oddzook !
And there within the shadows gray, A-peaiing through the dusk, eft soon,
Uuneath imagination's sway, A merry, stately, old dance tune,
I lived, in thought, the vanished day And clack and tread of high-heeled shoon,
Of grandfather's scrap-book. Near grandfather's scrap-book.
I gazed on many a gay vignette So dreamed I, till, all hushed the rain—
And faces cut in silhouette, Till through a tiny, dusty pane
With quaint, old-fashioned look— A trembling star-ray snook,
On pictured ladies, fair and slim, And misty shadows gathering, rose
And dainty verses faded dim, Around my vliioned belles and beaux,
With sentiments so sweet and prim And told me it was time to close
In grandfather's scrap-book. My grandfather's scrap-book.
—Ellen Brainerd Peak, in N. Y. Home Journal.
« WAR'S SUDDEN CALL. *
4 A Love Story of the Present. fr
In the navy, with its coustaut aud
rapid changes, its almost limitless pos
sibilities from day today, the fates
themselves seem to sit alert spiuuing
ou one's very doorstep. One uncon
sciously treads lightly and whispers
in hopes of being forgotten, if only
for a passing hour. Many a hasty
word dies ou the lips because of the
aching memory of a cruise just passed,
the hauutiug fear of one fast approach
Of course there had been misunder
standings between them before, iu the
usual rise aud fall in the tide of all
human relations, but never before auy
thing like this.
Ensign Phelps had just returned
from a loug wearing cruise to find u
condition of things political that sud
denly dwarfs the proportions of thiugs
feminine. Also his sense of humor,
never rampant, happened to be further
attenuated by studying late iuto the
uight for his approaching examination
Mrs. Phelps had tried to face it all,
but the two dreary years of separation
had left her with nerves that shivered
at a breath. Theu, too, she had in
stantly recognized and resented that
feeling in him that cjmes to all men
at such times—the sense that the deep
purposes aud euds of his life had
brushed her aside, that he wanted
botharms free for once. The brute that
fights to win and has been trained 15
years for just that was awake and on tire
within him. Nothing of this had been
spoken between theiu, aud yet it was
at the root of their quarrel that spring
morniug, wlieu words were said back
aud forth that seemed to sweep up the
love, devotion, patience of two lives
like ashes ou the hearth where a fire
He strode along the gray, chill
streets on his way to hi ship ut the
navy yard, and she stood still, w ide
eyed aud white,and for them both the
past and future were wiped out. and
the present only lived iu one of those
flaming agonies of disillusion of which
oue somehow survives such a surpris
ing number in the course of a life
The baby at her feet plucked at her
dress, and the mother did not even
feel it,wrapped in that overwhelming
sense of finality that belongs to pas
She was conscious of uo particular
animosity just then, only a sort of
wonder and awe that this should be
the end of it nil. The end of a happy
girlhood, when his words of love had
made a woman of her in a day, and
happy years of w ifehood, w hen they
were lovers still, and even happier
motherhood, that had set her apart
sanctified forever in his eyes—so he
had stooped aud whispered to her that
night when the light burned low near
by, and she had fallen asleep with her
hand in his.
She looked about in dull amazement
at the familiar things about her that
made up their simple little home.
There under the lamp were his books
aud a pad uud pencil where he had
sat studying last night, and near it her
work where she had been beside him
sewing iu unwilling silence after her
long isolation. The indent of her
head was still ou the pillow on the
lounge where she had at length thrown
herself and lay watching him until she
fell asleep toward midnight.
She glanced about half dazed; and
then Ruth, her old colored maid, the
only servant she had ever had, came
iu from the kitchen and spoke to her
in that low, sweet, compelling voice
of hers that went back to Mrs. Phelps'
babyhood down iu Maryland. She
obeyed the voice from habit and weut
mechanically about her morning
duties, in the performance of which a
certain warmth aud returned
to her frozen mood. A sense of nuger
and outrage began to burn again at
his last stiuging words, whose probe
went deep with the sure cruelty of
She took her little girl aud went out
on her homely round of marketing,
largely trumped up by keen-witted old
On returning she toiled wearily up
the three flights of the apartment
house—the elevator so seldom ran
after the men had gone for the day.
She sunk exhausted on the lounge in
the tiny diuing room aud let the child
pull oft' her gloves, one obstinate fin
ger at a lime. Her eyes shut, and a
nervous reaction had set ill,when she
beard a young step bomuling up the
stairs aud a sharp ring at her bell.
She was half conscious that Ruth
opened the door and that a boy's high
voice was saying:
"Can't 1 see the lady herself?"
She sat up as he approached.
"Holding telefoam— corner drug
■tore,lady youse'll hev to hurry," he
panted and was goue again iu a flash.
Mrs. Phelps sprung after him aud
called down the stairs:
"VVliut number? Where from? Did
"Sixty-one," ho shouted, from two
"The navy yard!" she exclaimed, a
thrill of premouitiou sending her heart
into her throat.
A moment later she stood alone in
the telephone closet at the corner,aud
through the transmitter a soft "Hello"
sped on its way. Theu she listened.
"Yes, I'm Mrs. Phelps. Who are
you?" She had not recognized the
voice that had auswered.
"Oh, Guy!" she cried, softly, in
sudden, illogical, overwhelming relief,
as she clung tightly to the receiver.
"Yes, yes—l'll listen carefully,"
she said next, aud then silence.
"What? What? Say it again, very
slowly. I can't understand. Surely
I haven't understood?" her voice was
sharp, with a sudden dread. Again
silence, and then her answer:
"Not today? At once? The ship
ordered to Puerto Rico? Have 1 got
it right? Oh. Guy, have I got it
She listened, bad a low moan of
pain escaped her.
"But—but surely you'll come home
for a minute? I'll see you agaiuV"
The answer sent a timer through
her from head to foot, an I she said,
''l cannot stand it, Guy. 1 cannot!
To have you go at oucelike this—after
this morning. Could I see you—just
see you, Guy—if I went straight to
the yard now?" Aud a few seconds
"It's too terrible, too cruel." Sud
denly she started vio'.eutly as a
thought flashed through her head,aud
she asked, rapidly:
"Guy, be honest with me. Does
this sudden order mean—does it
mean—war? Is there auv news?
Something I don't know?" aud aft«r
"Ves, yes, I'll try. N'o one kuows
yet, of course. But, Guy,speak to me
your voice is still cold aud hard aud
strange. Say something to me—one
word I cau cliug to, to help me!"
"What?" A pause.
"lou are iu the paymaster's office?
Clerks all about? Is that it? Please
whisper it, aud I'll try aud catch it."
She listened painfully —only a burr,
a woman's laugh, a word iu au uu-
Luown voice, a tantalizing, incessant
vibration from the endless feverish
crisscross of life going ou forever, iu
which she had no part.
"I can't hear Oh, Guy, I can't
hear a word," she panted. "Dou't
go yet. When cau I hear from you?
.lust oue minute; 1 want to say some
thing, Guy!" The telephone bell
sounded with sharp impatience eveu
as she spoke. She rung again and
again, and there was no answer.
"Come back; I must say oue word.
Ceutra!,give me 01, please, give me 01.
Guy, dear, won't you come for oue
single second? I'm—l'm so sorry for
this morniug. ft was all my fault,
every bit of it." She pleaded sobbiug
into the senseless thing iu her hand
that no louger responded. She rung
again and ouce again, frantically.
Then she sprang rigidly erect aud
"It's too late he's gone—perhaps
forever." Her head fell forward, she
swayed toward the closet door, fumbled
at the liaudle, opened it and cried in a
voice faint aud pitiful:
"Will some oue-help me?" Her
failing sight saw Buth huiu ying toward
her through the street door; her tail
ing Lieuriug was pierced by the shrill
young voice of a uewsboy dashing
round the corner:
"Ex-tra,ex-tra! President's mes-sage
read iu Congress! War sure to "
His voice was lost iu the roar of the
streets,aud Mrs. Phelps sauk uncon
scious iuto Ruth's arms.
Twenty-four hours passed. Half
through the uight aud all day loug the
cries of the newsboys reached the
shrinking hearing of the young wife.
Her sweet face was stiff and ashy with
suffering; her hauds so cold that her
child shrank from her touch and
whimpered. Ruth hovered about, iu
and out, on a huudred foolish loving
errands. She played and laughed
boisterously with the baby to drown
all other sounds when she caught the
first far cry that wrung her mistress'
heart again aud again, coining nearer
aud nearer down the street.
As the day drew to its close Mrs.
Phelps lay once again silent and spent
on the old lounge, and agaiu she
heard a quick step spring up the
stairs,a ring at her bell,the low words
at the door. It seemed like the con
fused memory of a dream. She did
not eveu open her eyes until Ruth
said close beside her:
"One these yer mess'ger boys, Miss
Nannie, jes' broughteu this yer passel
fo' you. It do smell like it might be
some sort er bn'quet," she added,
ot the ship's sudden sailing, had re*
membered her and sent a silent mes
sage of sympathy in this sweet way.
It was often done from one sad
hearted wife to another, just to help
a little in the endless pathos of their
"Land sakes, Miss Nannie,ain't you
put them posies in the water yet?"
complained Ruth, again appearing at
the door, watching for some spark of
interest in that set, white face before
her yearning eyes.
"Daf s no way to act, Miss Nannie,
an' you know dat light well. When
folks takes de trouble an' de
'spense to buy you some flowers,you'd
orter spunk up 'nough shorely to say
'howdv' to 'em."
"All right, mammy dear; please
don't scold," said Mrs. Phelps,a smile
breaking for an instant through the
rigidity of her face.
She arose and began to untie the
string about the pasteboard b.ix. She
raised the lid and lifted out a great
pile of pink and yellow roses. The
baby rau toward her with a soft coo
of delight. Then Mrs. Phelps gave a
lou.l cry, aud the roses fell all about
her. She stood staring wildly at an
envelope that had slipped to the bot
tom of the box, addressed to her. in her
husbuud's handwriting. It was as if
it came from a grave,that awful silence
of the sea. For a second she was
afraid to touch it aud stood with her
hands pressed over her heart. Then
she seized tlie envelope, and with oue
swift motion of her trembling forefin
ger ripped it open and read with eyes
half-blinded with tears:
"The pilot leaves us at Scotland
lightship in a few moments. He will
take this back to the city. Also an
order for a few flowers, which I can
only hope will go straight. You should
get this tomorrow or next day. lam
on my knees to you,my wife, for this
morning. I beg your pardon—it was
all a lie, every ugly word of it. Try
aud forget it if you can. Stamp it out
of your memory, for it has no real ex
istence against all the rest—all the
happy years. Just try aud remember
those,aud love me a little, dear.
"'Do not believe the papers—do not
read them. Peace may come out of it
all yet, and if not—try and be brave.
A sailor lias need of a plucky wife.oue
drilled into the tough spirit of u 'reg
ular' by long service. And remember:
••Ours not to reason why
Ours but to do "
He had shied at the word with no
time to rewrite. "Good bye,my love.
Ah! if I could have held you just for
one secoud aud heard you whisper 'lt's
all right, Guy.' But take our little
oue in your arms aud look into her
eyes—my eyes you've always said—
aud read there my endless love and
honor. Kiss her and hold her close,
and forgive me, forgive me."
Mrs. Phelps fell ou her kuees aud
throwing her arms about her baby be
gan to sob likeatired child. Aud the
little girl patted her cheek and crooned
to her, the syaik of motherhood al
ready alive iu her, and Ruth brooded
over them both. "
At that moment once agaiu the
shout came piercingly up from the
"Ex-tra! Congress will declare
The young wife sprang to her feet
aud shook her tist iu the direction of
the voice, aud half laughing, half sob
"It is not war—it is peace, thank
God!"— Chicago Record.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Greece has a 110-year-old woman.
The egg is currency inSouth Africa's
Siam's king has a bodyguard of 400
Croesus, of ancient times, possessed
Tobacco seeds a.e so minute that a
thimbleful will furnish enough plants
for an acre of ground.
Dentists in Germany are usiug
false teeth made of paper instead of
porcelain or mineral composition.
Rug weaviug is an art older than
the Pharaohs, and the history of the
first loom lies shrouded iu oblivion.
Spurious coins are legally made iu
China. They are used to putin the
coffins of the dead, and the supersti
tion prevails that they mnk'3 the dead
The British soldier has not always
worn a red uniform. White was the
prevailing color under Henry VIII,
aud dark green or russet iu the time
The first double-decked ship built in
Englaud was the Great Harry, con
structed iu 150tl by order of Henry
VIII. It was 1000 tons burdeu aud
Ou account of superstitious regard
ing the plague the natives of Bombay
still occasionally throw stones at for
eigners moving about alone, and not
long ago a physician's life was saved
only by his helmet, at which a blow
A Great Discovery.
A modest chemist, living iu Los
Angeles, Cal., has discovered a salts
which miy kill all existing methods of
supplying icj». A thimbleful is her
metically scaled iu a nickel-silver re
ceptacle about three-eighths of an inch
in diameter and two inches long,
which the soldier may carry by the
dozen in lus haversack. It weighs
about as much as a cartridge. Dropped
into u canteen of water it converts the
contents into ice in an incredibly
short time. A larger oue will freeze
a bucket of Santiago (or any other)
water, aud a still larger tub. As the
salts do uot c >me in contact with the
water the latter remains unpolluted -
N»w York Press.
MAKE SOMEBODY CLAD.
On life's rugged road,
As we Journey each day,
Far. far more of sunshine
Would brighten the way
If, forgetful of self
And our troubles, we had
The will, and would try
To make other hearts glad.
Though of the world's wealth
We've little in store,
And labor to keep
Grim want from the door,
With a hand that Is kind
And a heart that Is true,
To make others glad
There is muoh we may do.
And a word kindly spoken,
A smile or a tear.
Though seeming us nothing.
Full often may cheer,
Each day of our lives
Some treasure would add,
To be conscious that we
Have made somebody glad.
Those who sit in the darkness
Of sorrow, so drear,
Have need of a trifle
Of solace and cheer.
There are homes that are desolate,
Hearts that are sad;
Do something for some one—
Make somebody glad.
We don't see why church mio
should be so poor; they don't have tt
help pay the minister's salary.
"Did you say the man was shot ii
the woods, doctor?" "No, 1 didn't
I said he wan shot in the lumber re
Ada —Why does Alice speak of Ton
as her intended? Are they engaged'
Beatrice—No; but she intends the;
He —My wife never got the better
of me but once. !She—Lucky man
When was that? He (sighing)—Whe»
she married me.
Abe—Father used to be pretty gen
erous, but now he only hands out hit
odd change. (iabe Probably tli»
change will do you good.
Algernon—Tommy, do you thin)
your sister would marry me? Tomiu;
Yes, she'd many almost anybody
from what she said to ma.
"Was your ship crippled by th
storm?" asked the reporter. "Sir
was not," replied the captain, "thougl
she lost one of her hands."
"Do you really think the peace o
Europe is threatened?" "Xo," suit
the Chinese diplomat; "what is real!;
in danger is a piece of Asia."
"I should like most," said tin
dreamy boarder, "to be a grea
painter." "The sculptor cuts n prett
figure sometimes,"' said Peppers.
Anna—Jack, dear, were you eve
in love before. Jack -Sure. Vol
don't think for a minute I'd practif <
ou a nice little girl like you, I ho >e.
Ethel—He doesu't seem to take on
engagement a bit seriously. Grace-
Jack always was reckless. But neve
mind, dear; he probably will later on
She--How Mr. Bickers and his w if*
do quarrel ! He —Yes. They've Lees
running their establishment ou u li
partisan system ever since they \\e:»
"Pa," said little Willie, propound
ing his sixteenth question. "Well,
my sou." "Pa, how'd the man wlie
named the first bicycle know it was i
Medium—Mr. North, here is th«
spirit of your wife. She wants te
speak to you. Mr. J orth Yoa
should be more detiuite, madam; I'v*
She—Some of those society fellowi
turned out to be good lighters. He-
Yes; their experience in the suppet
rooms at public receptions was turned
to a good account.
Perplexed Pater—So you have Leei
lighting again, Edgar? I cannot pos
sibly imagine from which of you)
dear parents yon have inherited you»
A doctor who was one of the cor} t
of physicians appointed to vaccinati
policemen remarked, "What is tin
use of vaccinating these fellows'
They never catch anything."
Minnie—What frauds these begyari
are. I met a "blind" man who said,
"Please give me a penny, beautifu :
lady!" Mamie—Yes, he said that t«
make you think he really was blind.
"That fortune-teller said if I puiJ
her $5 she would reveal to me why (
don't get rich." "Did you give it t«
her?" "Yes, and she told me 1 had &
great weakness for fooling awaj
A Puzzled Pigeon.
D. Morris Haines of Burlington, N.
J., hat a pigeon which recently showed
a maternal instinct, but not having
any eggs of her own, was supplied
with a hen's egg. Mr. Haines was
curious to see what she would do with
it. The old pigeon was tickled t«
death. She took the egg, carefull*
covered it, and immediately began tht
process of incubation. At the end ol
three weeks the inevitable happened,
and a little chick hopped out of the
shell. The old pigeon surveyed th#
result of the job in amazement. She
had expected a little blue squab, and
lo! a little yellow chick appeared. She
aeetued puzzled for a while, but finally
went about her maternal duties. Every
thing was all right as long as the
chick remained in the nest, but a»
soon as it got out ou the ground there
was trouble. Occasionally the mother,
remembering that she was a pigeon,
would get up and fly, thinking the
youngster would follow her, but he
remained on the ground AS hard aud
fast as though he was anchored there.
The only thing he could do was to
stand, watch his mother fly and yell
for her in his own peculiar way. Then
he tried to imitate her, but tip to now
his best effort has been a sis-inch
jnmp, a flap of the wings and a squawk.
The little mother is persevering, but
she is nearly d'«y*v»-*?ed.—Philadel