Mark Twain was askod to wrile a Dtper 'ur a recent Boston ('air, in aid of' abused bildren, 1 1 ¦ responded u follows : DlAK Kihtoks - I do t with pleasure, but I also do it with pain, bemim I am not in lympathy with thismoveiient. Why bboulil I waut a " Society f'. r he I'revention of Cruelty lo CliilJrcn" to irospcr, when I baveababy downstairs tbat :ept meawakeseveral hours last night with 10 ptvtext but a desin; to uiakc trooLI ? 'bis occurs evury niht, and it cujbittiriii!, liei'auso I mv now how iieeJl'M.-i it was to put i ii the other burglar alarm, a ctly ind complicate'l cuntrivancc, wbicli canoot ¦ ¦ ilt'pended upon, hMBMM it's alway.SKv'tini out of order and woo't "go," whereas, ltbough the baby is Ketting out of order, 00, it can bü depended oo, fat tbe i bat the more it K''ts out of order the more t does po. Ves, 1 am liittcr against jour ociety, forl tliinktlieideaofit is all wnnu'; tut i f yon will start a üoniety for tbe " Preention of Cruelty te Father.," I will write ou a whole book. Yours, with eniotion.