Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Smuggler


Some years ago a tame long haired goat formed part of the regular crew of a passenger steamer on service between an English port and a continental one. After a time the customs authorities discovered that it wore a false coat many sizes too large for it. The goat's own hair was clipped very close. Round its body were packed cigars, lace, etc., and then the false coat was skillfully put on and fastened by books and eyes. — Notes and Queries.

Electric Travel Almost Universal

Twenty-four cities in the United States, having a population of from 100,000 to 500,000 each are said to possess between them something over 3,000 miles of street railways. Of those railways 65 per cent are worked by electricity, 20 per cent by horses, 10 per cent by cable and the small remainder by other systems. — From a Kansas City newspaper.

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