HIS SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE.
A Fhllosopher’s Opinion of Facta Fancy
and Facta Useful.
Nine times thirteen nn’ seven-eights
is er—er-ah!—leinme see—” muttered
a farmerish-appearing man, sitting in
a corner of the lounging-room of a
tavern at I’ettyville and frowningly
conning a document resembling a bill
for goods purchased.
“Ah! my friend!” genially inter
rupted a recently arrived stranger, a
ramshackle personage with a long,
meditative face and considerable hair,
“I see you are deep iu some interest
ing calculation. ”
’‘Quite so! To me there is nothing,
more absording than the study of
figures and statistics. I dote on them.
There is a strong fascination in reduc
ing to actual figures the haphazard
guesses of the average mind. The
possibilities for interesting calcula
tions are ail about us, if we but keep
our eyes open, and yet bow many
people are blind or indifferent to
them! For instance, did you ever
think to estimate how long it would
take a grasshopper of given size, which
would, were he physically perfect,
jump a given number of feet and
inches per hop, and make a certain
number of hops pet minute, but is
handicapped by being lame in one
leg w hich reduces his hopping ability
one-third in length but not in fre
quency, to jump around the world at
the tropic of Capricorn?”
“Nope!” was the reply of the far
mer, who was still frowning on his
bill. “Never see how I could make a
cent out of it. ”
“True. But how can a man occupy
his time more profitably than by ac
quiring information which will be of
great satisfaction and perhaps posijave
value to him at some future time? Yet
how few avail ourselves of the oppor
tunities which are allaround us! Now,
I venture to say you have no concep
tion of the quantity of wheat that you
would be obliged to possess if you
were to bestow’ upon the owner of a
checker-board one grain for the first
square on the board, two grains for
the second, four grains for the third,
and so . on, doubling the number of
grains for each succeeding square?”
“No,” was the moody reply. “I
“Exactly! And I presume you can
not tell how long.it would take to bail
Lake Titicaca dry with a common
tablespoon? Perhaps you do not
know how many bones there are in
the skeleton of an ichthyosaurus, nor
how many times the word ‘tooth’ oc
curs in Holy Writ, nor the rapidity
with which the mongoose will multiply
if left unmolested, nor the date of the
death of Pope Adrian, nor ”
“No,” answered the agriculturist,
turning at last like the proverbial
worm, but still glaring at the docu
ment in his hands. “No; an’ there’s
Jots of other things that I don’t know,
either. On the other band, do you
know old Levi Grabbenbeimer, who
runs the ‘One Price Emporium’
around the corner yonder?”
“No, sir; J. can not say that I do.”
“Wa’al, then, if you don’t know
him he’ll be pizou sure to skin you
alive the first time you have any deal
in’s with him, same ’s he’s tryin’ to
.&> me now with this ’ere bill. I might
know all about the jumpin’ ability of
a given frog, the quantity of water in
Lake So-an’-so, an’ what slew the late
Pope What’s-his-name, without the
knowledge makin’ me an ounce fatter
or a nickel richer; but if I didn’t
know old Levi, an’ know’ him blame'
well, into the bargain, f wouldn’t have
enough financial pelt left on me by
this time to make a fashionable-sized
watch pocket. G’ day,sir! I’m glftn’
over now to whoop the old scoundrel
up a little.”—Tom P. Morgan, in
A correspondent of Popular Science
News tells of a party of Alpine
climbers who, having spent five hours
among the snows of the mountains,
returned to their homes after dark.
A change had to all appearance taken
place since the night before. Instead
of being illuminated in the usual way,
the place was supplied with green
It took the travelers a little time to
realize that they were suffering from
Daltonism, or color blindness, super- I
induced by eye-fatigue. The intense
light caused by the sun shining upon
the snow had for the time rendered
them unable to judge of colors, and
given rise to their curious mistake.
Three hours elapsed before the eyes
regained their normal condition.
Chevreul explains that the eye can
not gaze long upon a given color with
out tending to become insensible to
it. When the eye looks upon a color
it should be rested by thecomplemen- |
tary color. Thus an eye that has
grown tired with green should be ;
rested by red, which is green's com
A Flash Measured.
By means of a photograph, made
with a vibrating lens, scientists have
calculated the time of a lightning
Hash. It came out one-nineteenth of
;a second. The calculation is based
upon the multiple image in the
photographs and the rate of vibration
•of the lens. The time applies of course
only to the particular Hash that was
photographed.- Cleveland Plain
1 Grntaltona Adviee.
So ninny schools are studying Mil
lais’ beautiful picture. "The Angelua,"
In connection with the poem of the
same name, that It is Interesting to
catch a glimpse now and then of the
great pnfnter In some light that brings
him In closer touch with us, and here
is a bright little story that well Il
lustrates the fact that true greatness
Is often unappreciated. One day,
while Millais was painting his famous
picture, “Chill October,” among the
reeds and rushes on the banks of the
River Tay, a man came up behind him
and stood looking first at the picture,
then at the surrounding landscape.
Finally he asked In broad Scotch
"Man, did ye never try photog
“No, never,” replied Millais, paint
A pause. “It’s a bantie quicker,” said
"Ye-es, I suppose so.”
Another pause then the Scotchman
added thoughtfully; “An’ it’s malr
like the place.”—Cincinnati Enquirer.
“They call vocal lessons‘voice-plac
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“Is that sc? Well, I’m going to
write a polite note and ask that girl
downstairs to please place her voice
across the street instead of up in our
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Just to the extent that you dim some one
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E. B. Walthall & Co., Druggists, Horse Cave,
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having a holiday at the close of his
term of office as Papal Nuncio to the
King of the Belgians. He had apart
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pletely forgotten, and all Cardinal
Manning's efforts to identify it or the
house in which he lodged were fruit
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Monsignor Pecci, and Jjis name Is
Only briefly mentioned in the papers
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“Men are queer animals,” said the
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“Oh, I don’t believe that,” replied
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“Then, why do you ask me how my
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When He Ought to Think.
Thera are only two occasions when
a man ought to think a lot more than
he talks; wV-'" he goes fishing and
when he doesn’t go fishing.—New
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To realize the real, a man must do his work
A Rnake 1 Stole the
A farmer residing near Middletown
recently noticed a remarkable falling
off in the production of eggs at hla
hennery, which he was unable to ac
count for. He concluded that an egg
thief was at work, and established a
strict watch. The eggs continued to
disappear, and no clue to the thief
was obtained until a day or two ago,
while working near the hennery, the
farmer came across a large blacksnake
which he quickly despatched. As the
snake lay on the ground the farmer
noticed a lump In the reptile's circum
ference, and with his knlre cut from
the snake’s stomach a large china egg.
It is argued that the snake’s appetite
for efcgs Increased at a more rapid rate
than the yield of the hennery,, and
that It resorted to the china eggs In
the absence of the genuine article.—
New York Sun.
The Summer Bath.
Nothing is more refreshing and invigor
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must be used. Ivory Soap is the best for
the purpose; it is pure, dissolves quickly,
sweetens and purifies the cuticle, gives a
healthful glow, and leaves the skin soft
and white. Early morning, or just before
retiring at night, is the most favorable
time for bathing. Eliza B. Barker.
In 1898 American farmers sold In
foreign markets $858,507,948 worth of
commodities, among which were 148,-
231,261 bushels ot wheat, nearly
double the quantity of the year be
fore; wheat flour that was equivalent
to 69,074,744 bushels of wheat, a gain
over the previous year; 208,744,939
bushels of corn, 31,828,574 bushels in
excess of the quantity shipped in
1897; 827.651 barrels of corn meal,
against 575,263 barrels during the pre
ceding twelve months; 69,130,288
bushels of oats, or nearly double the
previous year’s shipments; 15,541,-
575 bushels of rye, more than twice
the quantity which went forward In
1897; 650,108,933 pounds of bacon, an
Increase of over 1,000,000 pounds;
709,334,045 pounds of lard and 200,-
185,861 pounds of ham, both a large
Increase; 439,255 cattle and 51,150
horses, and in every commodity there
was a gain. The significance of such
statistics cannot be misunderstood.
They mean that this wonderfully rich
country is steadily forging ahead to
ward the mistress-ship of the world’s
commerce, and that the American
farmer is destined to be the most im
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