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OVER AND OVER. Caiin and tem p e s t , h e a t and cold, Light and shadow, sun and shower, Over and over, a s seasons unfold. And o u t o f i t all grows the beautiful flower. Jo y and sutTering, smiles and tear.s, Best and labor, peace and strife, . Over and over, as fly tlie years. And out of i t all g rows t h e b eautiful life. Emma C. JJowd, in Youth's Companion. THE PIPESES’ PARTY. BT HELEN WHITNEX CIiABE. O, I don’t believe in parties, nor Hlieways Pipes don’t neither. ’Taint ’cause I think ’em weekid\ it’s—But I ’ll tell about ourn — the fust and the last one we ever give. Car’line—she’s our oldest. Car’line Ar- thusy Indianner is her christened name, but we most alius giner’ly call he: Car’line fur short. She had been hankerin’ to hev some sort of a doin’s ever sence com-shuckin’ “Bosanna Pcab’dy had a eandy-pull,” says she, “an’ the Pettihorn gals had a birthday, an’ ain’t i An’ I ’ve went to all of ’em, ain't never had nary im. An’ can’t I hev one, paw?” An’ at last Pipes gin in, she pestered him so. Y’7»agree- So Car’line an’ me put our heads to- , an’ studied about it, an’ at last he pitched on hevin’ a play-party an’ a “Wal, wal,” says he, “ax yer about it, an’ ef she's agreeable, Fm\ able.” So Cai gether, £ she pitcl . . supper on ground-hog day._ An’ then she begun teasin’ and pes­ terin’ lier paw for a new frock to wear. “I ’ve wore my ole red alapacky till I ’m ashamed to be saw in it aiy other time,” says she. “An’ I want a real pritty woosted one from the city. They don’t Iceep nothin’ much ’ceptin’ crinkly sapsuclcers down here,\ says Car’line, “an’ I want a nice trickit flannen, like the one Miss Gummersel got for ’Mandy, time she went to York State.” So she pestered her paw till at last ho gin in to her ag’in. Pipes is one o’ these here oscillating folks that ain’t got no more backbone than a eel, an’ couldn’t say “No” if you axed Iiim fur his head; but as good a manjiiS ever^breatliedjhe b r e f^ o’Jife, if i So'say-ifrn^e^V'';- ' A h ’ says he, at last: “Wal, wal, ax yer maw, an’ if ‘ she’s agreeable, I ’m agreeable.” So him an^ me an’ little ’Minabab— Dabby, we call him, for short—he was in long close then; no, he wa’n’t neither, he was jest in short close—we Avent up to the city to pay back a visitation sister ’Lizabuth made us ’bout three year ago come next hayin’ time. Sister ’Lizabuth alius did take the most onconvenient time in the whole cullender to make visitations. So, as I Avas a-sayin. Pipes an’ me tuck little Dabby, an’ Avent to pay her back. Her man—she married a Tucker— Columbus Tucker, from ’way doAvn on Tadpole swamp—he shoe-makes fur a livin’. Has plenty o’ work, too, an’ keeps as busy as a nailer, from sun- to early can’le-light. He makes a livin’ an’ is a good pervider. ' 't know what ’t found my way out ag’in, no more’n if it’d been one o’ the cataracts of Borne. But sister 'Lizabuth pushed ahead Avith me an’ Pipes an’ Columbus foUerin in the rare—me a-carryin’ little Dabby —till she got to where they kep’ the Avoosteds, an’ we bought the :frock. It was Avhat I w'ould of called a real nice bright cinnamon-cplor, but the young feller that showed it to us said ’tAvas tarry cotty, an’ that ’twas all the fashion. So I tole him to cut me off eight yards, fur I wa’n’t agoin to sldnch in the pattern, an’ Pipes he fished his Avallet out of his boot-laig an’ payed fur it. After that we tuck a hoss-car an’ went back to sister ’Lazabuth’s, an’ on the nei* mornin' Ave come home. An’ sich a time as we had a-gittin’ o ff! I never closed an eye all night, fur fear we mout oversleep ourselves; an’ when Ave did git up, an’ ett brealcfast, and got all ready, the hackman didn’t come af­ ter us till a quarter-past seven, an’ the train started at eight, so Ave had to hus­ tle considerable to git there in time. I ’most knew Ave’d be b too late, but the the diiAm* driiv like blue blazes, an’ ’twas jest five minutes to eight when we ..................... ipo’. tit an’ run fur yom* tick- ackman to Pipes. ets,” say! An’ Pi] sirriv’ at the depo’. ‘You hop out a , ” says the hack Sin’ Pipes he hopped an’ run, an’ the hackman hustled our trunk out an’ then lie helt little Dabby Avliile I dumb “We’ll hev to run fur it,’’says he, an’ he grabbed the bundle an’ the grip-sack an’ the umbaril under t ’otlier. We had ketched a glimp’ of Pipes in the ticket-ofiice, but when Ave got ’round to it we couldn’t see hide nor taller of him no’er’s round. “There he isi!” says thehaclunan, an’ p’ntin’ t ’wardsi the hack Avhere we got So back we trotted at our peartest gait, it jest as we rouneded the comer of depo’ Ave run smack into Pipes, jest > wno I’ko/^lr -f’woi’/lo no on* but the as he was teaiiiii’ back t’wards us, an’ 3d hi] though, payed the hackman,, Ave tore fur the train. An’ kel knocked him flat as as flounder. He scrabbled onto his feet in a jiffy, n an’ then ketched it, too, but not a minute to spare. The brakesman dm g me aboard by the elboAv, Dabby, umbaril an’ all. An’ Pipes he clum on, panting an’ bloAving, an’ off Avo went. We had a uarroAV escape from bein’ left, but then a miss is as good as a mile, you kuoAV, an’ we hadn’t no room to grumble. Pipes was SAveating like a beef, fur all *tAA%as sich a nijipin’ cold day. His hat Avas sticking onto the back of his neck, an’ his year-muffs had slipjied ’round his neck, an’ hiifig doAvn under his chin like a link of sassages. But I dassenjt laugh at him, fur I felt ivay doAvn in my bones that I didn’t odic a Avhit better. too, an’ had cowcumber pickles an’ scrapple, and I disremember Avhat else. But there was lots an’ gobs of vittles, an’ good uns, too. The next day was the 2d of Feb’uary —grouliid-hog day, you know, an’ ’long about dusk the folks begun to come. By can’le light the yard was full of saddle- nags, hitched to the scaly-bark hick’rys and butternut-trees, and there was a string of Avagons hitched along the fence in the lane, an’ the best room was chock- full of young folks‘playing “duck.” The old folks mostly sot out in the settin’-room, or stood up an’ peeked in at the young folks. I was busy in the kitchen most o’ the time, but after the table was sot I went an’ peeked too, an’ watched ’em a spell. They h<id got done £i-playin’ “duck,” an’ was playin’ “Susie.” Ever see it played? You h ’ain’t? Wal, there was ’Miah Suds, an’ ’Thol- omew Peab’y, an’ Dan Toadybush, an’ John Wesley Dusenbeny, an’ a passel more of the boys, standing in a row. An’ facing ’em was Car’line, an’ Sary PeUney Toadybush, an’ Lucy Maiiar Pelt, an’ Clementine Skinner, an’ some I disremember now. An’ teetering up a n ’ doAvn, betwixt the two rows, was our Dx\ Franklin Pipes an’ Adalade Perkins. An’ the hull kit an’ cat of ’em was bawlin’ out: “Lead her up an’ lead her down, Susie! Susie! Lead her up an’ lead her down, Susie, my dear! Swing around the corner, Susie, my dear! “Jest keep a-hookin’ on, Susie! Susie! Jest keep a-hookin’ on, :st keep a-hook Susie, my deJ Close up the circle, Susie, my dear! ketch her. Kiss her when you ketch her, Susie, my dear! ” .dalade run, .an Hr. Frank- . She made good time, too. nd tlie circle eight or nine An’ then Adalade rui lin after h er.. She ] She tore ’round tlie ^ times, an’ scooted t’other side ’o the Boston rocker, an’ upset the malosses- cag on the Avay. Then she dodged one side of Lein Pettihorn, an’ zigzagged betAveen half a dozen cheers, an’ no tellin’ liOAv long she Avould of kep’ it up if she hadn’t stumped her toe onto ’Miah Suds’s foot an’ come nigh spraAV- lin’ onto the floor. But Dr. Franklin ketched her jest in time, an’ Idssed her, too. Then they took their jilaces, an’ Car’­ line an’ her pardner began teeterin’ in their turn. Nex’ time I peeked in at ’em they was a-playin’ “Sister Phoebe.” ’Phei pod ’Lizabuth don’t ' 'tis to be equinoxial, too, an’ tliey air to buy a house an’ lot. ““Wal, hoAv be you all?” says I, when we had shuck hands all ’round, an’ I h a d laid off my bunnet an’ shaAvl, and sot little Dabby on the floor with a SAveet- cake to gnaw. “How be you all?” says “All a-stirrin’,” says she. “ ’ceptin’ Tucker—^he’s ben a-feelin sort o’ mauger for a spell.” “What seems to be the matter of him?” says 1. “Wal, I dunno adzactly,” said she; “he sorter conceits his left-handed lung^ is out o’ Avhack, bxit I think ’tain’t noth­ in’ more’n the AA^ater-brash. “Smart-weed tea is good fur the water-brash,” says I, “I ’d of brung yon some, if I ’d kneAV Colnmbns Avas complainin’.” “Wisht yon had,” says she. “But though I dnnno’s he Avonld of tuck it, anyhow. He’s the beatenest man to not take medicine yon ever sot eyes on. But then he mout of drunk some yerb- tea, mebbe.” Columbus did look sort of ’pindlin’, I thought, but our cornin’ chirked him up some, ’peared like. We stayed two nights, an’ Columbus he shet up his shop, an’ him an’ sister ’Lizabuth AA-ent ’round Avith us to see the sights. We Avalkcd acrost the big bridge over the Missijjpy, an’ rid hack on a ferry­ boat, though I come nigh hollerin’ sev­ eral times, fur fear tiieb’iler would bust, an’ bloAA' us up. Nothin’ didn’t happen, though, an’ • , all safe the to go aboard one of ’em ag’iu. It’s jest a meracle Ave Ava’n ’t all bloAved to smidg­ ens, the hull b’ilin’ lot of us. An’ then sister ’Lizabuth an’ Colum­ bus tuck us to a store, to buy Car’iine’s frock, {in’, sakes, alive! Ava’n ’t it a hmter, though? ’Peared like ’twas about six­ teen stoi‘ie,s high, Avith the gurret an’ suller t-jiroAA'ed i n ! An’, lav^! Avhen vve got inside of it, \ emie Suds Ava^ settin’ on the cag, off, an’ I Avas car; little Dabby Avas topsy-turvy, Iiis head doAvn an’ liis heels up. But Avlien Ave liad strai’tened up a little, an’ I had sot little Dabby betAvixt us, top-side tip, and fixed my bunnet. PUL- an’ rolled up my bade hair, and suttled Pipe’s year-muffs AA'lier’ they b’longed, Ave felt a sight better, an’ looked more like Christians an’ decent Immin crit- But laAv ! I must git on an’ teU you about the party. Car’line Avas mighty sot u p Avith her new frock. She got Adalade Perkins to come an’ cut it, an’ it become her aAA^ful. It had a gourd skeert Avith a frill ’round th e bottom , and the buddy was a tight-fittin’ basque witli a long tail. Time the frock was done ground-hog day Avas ju’itty nigh onto us, an’ we hud to hustle ourselves to git fixed up lur the party. Pipes he Avent to the store an’ got a couple of j)oiinds o’ can’les to light up Avith, an’ some sugar to make SAveet cake and a fcAV other jimcracks. An’ Car’line an’ Dr. F 'ranklin —^lie’s our oldest boy—they tuck up the rag- carpet in the best room, an’ shuck it, an ’ tacked it doAvn ag’in. An’ she scoured the AAunders a n ’ doors, an’ dog- irons, an ’ c a n ’le-sticks. We didn’t hev skeercely cheers enougli to go ’round, so' they made some ben dies ith a couple of b o ards, an ’ sot a ten- Avas empty—in ip m ake out. An’ the clay before the party her an’ me b’iled a ham, an’ roasted some sx^are- i-ibs, an’ baked three pones of liox)-east bread, an’ made a batch of flitters, an’ fried tAvo dishpans-full of double an ’ tAvistecl lord-a-massys. Don’t knoAv Avliat them is i Landyl Why, you mitke ’em out of riz dough, SAveetened, Boll ’em ouf, an’ cut era in strqDS, an’ twist ’em like a figger 8, an’ fry ’em in a kittle of hot greese. 'And you Jest ort to see ’em squii-jn.! They scringe, -an’ tAvist, an’ turn 'em- selv e s clean over, {in’ all is to fish ’em out Avitli fork. 'We make a batch of molasses-cake, ’ all you got to do ith a long-haudled I see Bosanna Peab dy an Jett bkin- ner eatin’ pie Avith the same knife. An’ ’Miah Suds an’ Marthy Coon drunk cof­ fee out o’ one cup. But the -vittles helt out, an’ everybuddy, ett and drunk all they wanted. After supper they played a spell longer, an’ they aU bundled up and w'ent home. ’Twas nigh twelve o’clock when they all got gone, an’ w'e hustled off to bed fast as we could. We all overslej)’ our- seNes nex’ morning, an' Pipes was as cross as two sticks. He is jmwerful somniverous in his natin-’, and it don’t never agree Avith him to lose liis naterel sleep. ' “Car’line Arvilly Julianny,” says he— an’ I see he was riled—“don’t you never ax me to hev another play-party the longest day you live! Them nags that was tied in the door-yard has nigh about skun the bark off of e\'ery tree they are tied to,” says he. “An’ the wagon teams that Avas hitched to the fence has pulled it all to flinders, an’ broke half the rails in two. I ’ve got to maul some more rails, an’ lay the Avorm all over fur about ten rod,” says he. “An’ the boys an’ gals hev tromj)ed the best room carpet full of holes, and broke the rungs out o’ the Boston rocker, an’ stove in the head o’ that molasses-cag, an’ bu’sted tAvo lights o’ gh-ss in the front Avinder, besides leavin’ the bars doAvn so’t the hogs got into the corn-shocks an’ ett up more com than their necks was Avuth. I don’t mean the hogs’ necks, but the gals’ an’ boys’,” says he. “An’ don’t you say party to me ag’iu, not if yoti live to be older’n Methuselah’s eat,” says he. “Paw,” says Car’line, “I ’m powerful sorry they barked the trees, an’ broke the rails, an’ stomped holes into the car­ pet, an’ stove the molasses-cag, and broke the cheer-rungs, and bu’sted the Avinder-lights. But ’tAvas all did unbe­ knownst to me,” says she. “An’—an’, paw, John Wesley Dusenberry poppos- ed to me last night in the pantry, an’ we’re a-goin’ to many on St. Volunteer’s the pantry, Volunti 76 us a Aed- She ain’t nobuddy’s fool, our Car’line day, din’ says she. ' won’t you ?” ain’t nobuddy’ She kuowecl. )u’ll give us a w well as the nex’ un, that her paw avis { desput sot on see- in’ her an’ John Wesley make a match o’ it. But Dan Toadybush has been sort o’ shyiu’ ’round her fur a spell back, an’ John Wesley hadn’t never spoke his mind befoi sh< An’ you’d ougliter of saw Pipes when le tole him th a t! It staggered him you could of k n o c k e d him doAvn with a pin-feather. But fur all he was .so surprised, an’ as tickled as a rat Avith a cheese-iind, nil she could git out of him was: “Ax yer maw, Car’line. Ef she’s agreeable, I ’m agreeable.” But Ave ain’t never hed another party, an’ don’t never callsilate to hev .—Frank Leslie's. an’ singin’ : “ O dear sister Pheebo, bow happy i The night we sot under tiic junipe The juniper-tree, 1—O. “ Hoi-e, put on this hat, it will keep your head warm, A n ’ ta k e a sw e e t kiss, it will do y o u n o B u t a g r e a t deal o f g o o d , I k n o w .” An’ Avhen they got done playin’ “Sis­ ter Phoebe” they started “K ing W il- I disremember most of the versus, but one of them goes this-a-Avay: “ So npw you’re married, you must be good An’ .split the kindlin’ an’ the wood; You must be kind, you must be true. An’ kiss her as slio stands by you.” “L a !” says Gra’ma Peab’dy; she had her knittin’ in lier liaud, an’ her balls o’ yarn tucked in the liuzzy that was fast­ ened to her side, an’ she Avas a-x>eekin’ over my slioulder-^“L a !” says she, ‘no matter Avhat they play, they alius hev to “Yes,” says I, “that’s wher’ the fun fun comes in.” ’Peared like the girls relished ’em, too, fur all they fit so hard ag’in em, Nex’ game I see ’em play, ’Miah Suds was Avalldn’ ’round Avith a hangldtcher in his hand, an’ a knot tied into it. He hit ’TliolomeAv Peab’dy on top o’ the head, an’ saj’s he: “Pleased or dis­ pleased?” “Displeased,” says ’Tholomey. An’ says ’Miah: “What’ll please you better?” An’ then ’Tliolomew' says he: “Fur Jeff Burdick to do penance.” Jeff he looked sorter sheepish an’ hang­ dog like, but he went an’ stood in the middle o’ tlie floor, an’ says be: ^.TW.Tr..mxiOjt SEJfSF The H ighest Development Among Anim a ls—Color Blindness. Dr. A. Barkmau delivered a very in­ teresting lecture at the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, his subject be­ ing “ Color Sense and Color Blindness.” “ Every living creature is not pos­ sessed of color perception,” said the doc­ tor. “ An experiment vepf. curious in its nature was once made on a bee. A piece of glass was placed oa a sheet of blue paper, and on the glass w£is i>laced a drop of honey. A few feet aAVay a piece of red pajjer was laid on tin grotmd. k DIVER’S EXPERIENCE, AN HOUR OF AGONY XJNDEB A id a S T Y B tV E B . Surgery Under \Water — Impaled. Through the Foot by a Bolt—A Cut from Instep to Toe. When submarine divers go down un- ier water they look for and expect all sorts of adventures. Engagements Avith ' levilflsh of enormous proporiaons are of Bvery day occurreuceVwhile the finding of human bodies, and other ghastly evi- iences of shipAvreck is a smaU matter to the professional diver. Probably one ci the most noted divers in this country is John Moore, who. is now in this city pn business. IkLr. Moore claims New Or­ leans as his home, although he is recent­ ly from Seattle, W. T. An Examiner reporter met him, a few days ago, and heard one of the most thrilling adven­ tures that CA'er befel a man underwater; he having been impaled through the foot in some twenty feet of water at Mem­ phis, Tenn. Mr. Moore walks with an almost imperceptible lameness as a r ^ suit of his adventures in the Mississippi “That foot bothers me at times,” said the diver, “and the horror of the sitii^ tion I was in I shall never forget. ^ Mir. Moore removed his shoe and stocking from his right foot, which is slit from near the instep to between the he having releas- his foot threugh the impalement. The story, however, is best told in the diver’s own words. “It was in October, 1883,” said Mr. Moore, “that I was-engaged to do the underw'ater work—^that is, to build the inclines for the Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Bailroad at Memphis. My work was all under water, I having ’ to sink caps on top of the piles, and then drive drift bolts into each pile. The latter were six in a row, forming what is termed a bent. The incline was about four hundred feet in length, the bents being sixteen feet apart. It was on the morning of October 17th that I was sent over to the West Memphis side and made a survey. I found that the incline lacked a foot of being doAvn on the caps, and so reported to the Chief Engineer, I was directed to bolt the incline timbers to the caps, and it was in doing this that the accident which nearly cost me my! life occurred. I used* the regulation diving dress, vdth helmet and air-pump, but relied principally on my life-line and signal rope.” Mr. Moore then explained the method of draAving a bolt twenty feet under water. “In this instance,” he continued ‘.‘a piece of two-inch gas-pipe of the re­ quired length Was used. After holes had been bored in the timbers, a bolt Avas sent do\m the pipe, and, being put into position by.^^ d iver, was ramm home sottxetlufig^\^mter manner ot ^ - ’-'iaiSHTg nicely until about tbe middle of the day. I had just pointed the p ^ over a bolt hole, and gave the signal to send the bolt do-wn and ram ,aA^ray, when I felt a sharp stinging pain in my right foot, and found myself impaled. I reached for my life line, but OAving to the muddy nature of the water in the Mississippi, x Avas unable tofinditfor several moments. By that time I realized my position. The bolt had. been driven through the string-piece of the incline, then through my foot, and then into the top of ine pile. I confess that I was fright- that if goner, I braced up and looked around for some way to release myself. JK I h a d a slate Avith me I could have sent it up and notified those above of the fix I was in, but I had gone do\m that day Avith- out one. My situation was a very seri­ ous one. , The current was running at the rate , “ H pre I s tan d on two little chips, AA^aitin\ fur some one to kiss m y tw o He bad to -wait qi at last MelindA' ShaAV Avent sidlin’ up. little lips, uite a spell, too; but laAV Avent sidlin’ and let him kiss her, and then both of ’em sot doAvn, an’ ’Miali hit Marthy Coon Avith the hangldcher, an’ Marthy Avas fZispleased, too. “What’ll please you better?” says ’Miah. “Fur Car’line Hides an’ John Wesley Dusenberry to go a-beggin’,” says Marthy. So Car’line an’ John Wesley tuck a-holt of ban’s an’ Avent roun’ to every- buddy in tbe room. When they come to a boy, John Wes­ ley Avould say: “I Avant a piece* o’ bread fur myself, an’ a kiss fur m y ole Avoman.” An’ AV'hen they come to a girl, he’d say: “I Avant a kiss fur myself, an’ a games, so I ’ll go an’ set aAvliile.” Some old folks don’t hev no sort o’ feelin’ fnr young uns, but I like too see ’em inji ’emselves. ’Long about ten o’clock we had sup- to hev only one p ley thought plate betAAOxt tAvo of red pajjei A bee lit on the glass which ivas smeared with honey, and flew back to its hive. The glass Avith the honey Avas then put on the red paj>er; the bee Avent direct to the blue paper looldng for the honey. Not finding the SAveet stuff the insect himted for it, and finally found it on the red paper. Again it Avent to its , “'pue current wai hive and the glass W{is transferred back j of about six miles an houi-,''and there I to the blue paper, but the bee on its re- | a prisoner under twenty feet of turn AA'enfc straight to the red paper, ^ater, suffering intense pain and losing where the honey had previously been, ! ^ large quantity of blood. There Avas no thus proving tliat bees have the sense of • developed t „ „ the color sense, Avhile ants preference for the red and violet colors. The color sense of butterflies is unquestioned. Marine an- \ imals possess the color sense to a high Some of them, slrrimps among ' and others, are able'to change their color to ; match the object on Avhich it rests, which faculty proves of aid to them when seeking to elude their enemies. ! Soles, flounders and frogs also can ebange tlieir color. Birds bave the color , * otiTe^diver Avithin three or four miles of color developed to a high degree. Wasps, the place, and things looked very also, ha-ve the color sense, Avhile ants for me. I had been impaled for have a decided preference for the red probably half an houi* when tlie men above concluded that something was mg, and tried to signal me Avith vaj !-line. This was finally adandoneo, young fellow named John Con­ ners, Avho acted as my tender, came doAvn. He brought Avith him the dullest knife I think I ever saw. He came doAvu He had no the men on , , T , , . wic dgliter to hold my life-line and hose, sense to a marked degree, certan spe- . Sun., ao™ by ttem. He bad to oies showing preferen™ for certoiu col- act quickly, and as soon as he reached ors m deooiatmg tteir nests. AU na. | placed the ImHe in my hand, and to- faqnahties of the human race possess ; „„ a^e line, rose to tha this most useful faculty. The eye has * g^rface tlu-ee fibres which are e d ited respective-1 „an assure you I felt better whon ' I got loM of ffiat knife. My first work all tbe flbei-s are excited by a oombina- i to.sharpen i t on a piece of raih-oad tion of two or more colors. I me. I Color blindness is very common. It - ’ ^ - has existed during all time, although only recently has it been mentioned in literature. The raih-oad is not the only business that suffers through colorblind­ ness. I have knoAvn physicians who were compelled by reason of this defect to depend u]3on others to describe to them the appearance of ulcers, sores, etc. It is one of the greatest dangers m a riners liaxe to cope A>dth, because all their signalling is done by the use of colors. The m e thod of discovering color : blindness which is in A^og-ue in the Unit- ! ed States Government service is the ' most perfect knoAm. There is no doubt Most color blindness is fine to eloessive ' to the Wench, and the engu smoldngand tlmuse of alcohol, while certain diseases also are res^jonsible for much of it. Science has as yet found no certain cure for the defect.— SanFran- dsco Chronicle. t then cut the upper strap of my shoe and then the right leg of my di-ess off just „ Leg . „ above the knee. This resulted in the Avater filling my dress up to my chin. This I did not mind, however, for as long as the air-pumj) was kept going'! Avas safe. The main trouble Avas to get my foot clear. I could not, from the further Had aA’e slit my foot between the toes. “I tried in every possible Avay to c l ^ . myself, but it was impossible,, and, as a last resort I had to suffer jbhe torture of • having the bolt tom through thq flesh. position' I was in, reach doAvn : I than the upper strap of my kn< ! I been able to do so I would j ^ ^ ___ jr water for fifty minutes I was brought up veiy faint from loss of blood .—Ean Francisco Examiner. Mr. Edison has ju s t perfected an electrical contriA-ance thiit- Avill foject poems. I t is i likely t o be of g r e a t assistance to editors. a poen fact. th a t Mr. Andrew Lone: cssay with eucliliaind while dietj . The rpm o r write a.n essa y with euchJiain( em with his m o u th is lie dictatijig founded oo . f ■,

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