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In mil o hustle 's inal
trealeil Inti ri'iil or :
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A Lineman at
to inn h even (.in h
WorK. nn 1 nil as t hut . Una
t-Ii ;iinl liainplii i; himfs may snuff out
his liti. in tliii inurse if his first ,
llill s w hi k
The si iii 1- in wartime takes a roi il (
iniiiiy risks, Inst for the tlreinan it Is ,
nlwavs war Ii is nei illi ss In leeount
the ha. arils of m 1 11.1 1 tire lihtim:.
I lii si' nn. I'l'iii rallv api'ii'i iiileil - the
lu ll of mu.iI,,. anil llauie, the forloin
l.op.'s aim im i inini; floors 1111.I lallim;
walls, the ii'si iie ilasln s thr.mi:h vol1
i iinie wIiiiIhws into eraleis i f IhwIhk '
reals, all striki the pupiihir itiuii:liin
(ion like t'ie snliliin's Patties, lint t'.io
A Toller of the Sra. I
fiiptnan'g danpera ilu not eml with
huttlrs. (o la risking his l;t u loss
t-poctaeular ways all tho tinu. llis
mere exoroises are tiaarilous. Sonu-
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nines nt- iiiiips iinini a 1001 10 lost, a
nafoty-net. If ho nets killed h has
proved that tho net U not satisfac
tory. Sometimes he has occasion to
try a now extension ladder. If you
have ever had to climb a ladder eighty
r mora feet hlfih. resting against the
MEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES DAILY IN
PURSUING THEIR ORDINARY AVOCATIONS
sl.ii- if ii house, yiui Know that tin'
sensation Is thrilling. Hut t!iat 1st as
common p!;u c ii.h walking upstair rum.
p.ii.'il with tlic sensation tif climbing n
l.i.l Irr I Imt nets against nothing. The
ii'i iiii'i.ili'Uii leverage put u stinln up
in tl:r low.r iiil of tin' contrtvnttrs
that will an h mil a Haw If there Is
:n tin :i'. mi. I a puff nf wind imii shift
lln' i :.('! nf I'liiMiy ami capsize the
w hole appatiitus.
Seine yiais nr.ii II good il :il i f nt
'"iilimi was iiitini ted in tlii heroism
nf a tin' i ii it i li driver who turned Ms
r.il!. pii':: I.'iiiii 111:11111 1 Kit rli'a!ri
r.i:lwav pilh.r In nwil runtiiig down
m ir.i- pi" 'l in Ins way. I In engine
win wii'iki 'l. liis l:i r-rs win- fatally
iitri'l. ati! !:. himself was killed.
Il it 1 ; '"it ; i f that mil liavi- ceased
tn If I'M 1 pi Imiiil. It (.11 ins d he an
mull r li 11I t li in- tliiit nil engine ill IviT
I'll li - ..cell tomtit ii-ns shall save olll-
ers hy sinashliut his marhiiie. not
merely at the risk hut at the almost
i ei tiiin sili'l itlee of his own life.
Tl. soldier lights with the etieonr
lli:eiuetit niul support of his rutin ililes ;
the p.ilirelnllll oltenest tlL'lt-. alone,
Imt it Is nut alas In tiiihtitm that
the dlui'i 1 at takes his life In his
ki'liils. Id' uni's witliln th" lire lines
ami helps the llieman to rescue wom
en innl children from hurnini; houses
I el a team of fear crazed horses come
laniiiim down a park di'e. scatter
iiu: nurse maids itml i-endiiii; pedes
trliins siiirrvini; for Fhelter. and a
ini'iiient later a mounted policeman
will he si en r.allopini; in pursuit. lie
i:aius on the Ihitm runaways, and as
he creeps past them im h ly inch he
!i'i n over, mid rcail es for a hit. I n
less he is dra,:i;eil imt of the Middle
niul trampled under the heel- of the
I lii'l.tetii'd brutes his tally of iis
save. I iiceiMs seme additions.
Sometimes it is net a mounted po
Iii 1 man but a ' bike cop" who per
tonus this teat. As he reaches the
head of the runaway he rises on his
pedals, kicks his machine nwav trout
him. mid hanus drauiiitm on the bit.
In that coiil'iito yocms to iae reached
its hii.h water m 11 1 k It Is hard to im
IlKtlie what could le beyond it.
The steeplejack leads a merry life,
and sometimes a short one. He like
to play witli death, and sometimes for
the amusement of the spectators hit
low he will stand on his heal or ex
tend himself by his anus at two hun
dred feet from the montul. but he Is
net quite as iareles as he looks.
He never mover a hand er a foot with
out knowing exactly where he is ko
Iiik to put it. l.onu habit has dis
ciplined every muscle. An ordinary
man is subject to involuntary move
ments the iineonsciiius leltectloiis of
external stimuli. When he hears a
noise he starts: if anythlm; drops on
his lingers he jerks theni awav. That
would be fatal In the business of
steeple elimbluu. If the steeple jack
should Jump when he heard a noise, or
snatch away the hand that supported
him if a hammer fell on it, he would
make his next trip In an ambulance.
With him every movement is under
control of his will. He knows the
slretiKtli (if every bolt and every rope
to which he is to trust his weight, and
still with all his precautions he ts
continually in the shadow of death.
While Kome men hunt for danger on
the heights others look for it In the
depths. The naked native who dives
for pearls In the Vermilion i-ea or on
the banks of Ceylon la in peril from
sharks, devil tlsh and the revolt of
outraged nature, that sends the Mood
gushing trcm ears to nose when the
limit of endurance la crowded too far.
Hut his risks are trivial compared
with those taken by the clvilired diver
who penetrates the abysses of the s. a
for day-wages. His life Is absolutely
dependent upon uninterrupted com
munication with his helpers above. Not
only the shark and the devil tlsh, but
the smallest creature that can cut his
air hose may sentence him to a death
that no human power can avert. He
winds through tho tortuous recesses
of sunken hulks, trailing his life line
and air hose behind him, and if one of
them tHiiglcs Itself about a splinter or
a clump of clinging seaweed the diver
may Join the ghastly company of skel
etons, grinning at him In the cabin of
the w reck. There is no chain" for hla
tn save himself by swimming If any
thing goes wrong. Anchored down by
his copper helmet and eighty pounds
of lead In his shoes, he must wait for
the last judgment whore his broken
air pipe leaves him.
Slnklewlei found the climax cf one
of his greatest scenes la a wrestling
match, in Home, between a man and a
I 'ill. There aro nthtctes In America
today who aro wUIiiik to tnkit ths
rlkH o( Hiicli routi-titi whotirvvr ralU'J
upon, niul 110 fenta of norHiMiiannhlp In
t Hoinaii urriin rvor i-'.n passi'd thoso
tlint tire ;m rfurnu'il liy Amorlcan raval
ry iniipi'i, both in thu rcgulara anl
!u tho tiutiotml Kiianl.
Tin' ilntiKcrsof riiilioa.1 workor hav
I'oi'ti illinltiihi-il of lato yiar through
ttn pi-in'ial Iiitioiliii tlon of safety up
p!',:niri's, lint tiny an ctt i 1 1 Kroator
than thoso of 11 Mililii-r In thr field. In
tho year Iihmi two thoiisanil one hun
drril ami fifty i inpluyi's itp kllloil on
tin- ralln mis f tln I nltoil Str.too, anil
thirty fI tlioiisniul nix hiiniln-il anil
forty tlin o iti. wouiiilcil. On an aver
imo tln Am. riran railway sytit-m d
tnaiuls tin- lives or olKht of Its work
rrs. niul malms a luitiilroil moro very
ilny In the year. That Is oxrluslvo, of
course, of tlio iimultir laus;litiT of
passengers, mid takes no account of
the substantial contribution made to
the lists of dead and wounded by tho
trolley lines. In tive years American
railroads killed over ten thousand of
their men. and wounded over one hun
dred and sixty thousand Compared
with that n cord the casualty lista of
the Spanish, the Philippine and South
African wars lade into itisiguftfancc.
The roll of dangerous occuputloua Is
endless. And nowhere dees a vacation
seem any less popular beiause it. In
volves the risk of death. Men may
strike for higher wages, for comfort,
for shorter hours, for points of punc
tilio, for any one of a thousand things,
but nobody ever strikes for safety. In
deed the tendency Is often precisely
the other way. In Kngliind. a ge'n
Hon or so n-so. some reformers learned
with honor that the operative 111 cer
tire lai lories were working under con
ditions that destroyed their lungs and
lett them 011 1111 average only half a
do. en years of life. In their effort
to stop this sacrifice they found their
most persistent opponents among the
men they were trying to benefit. These
nu n were wilting to die. but they were
not willing to invite competition by
milking, their vocation attractive to
One of the Risks a Fireman Takes.
the crowd. It la the philanthropist!
ot:tside who try to mitigate tho riske
of the dangerous occupations yor
never hear of such a movement on th
part of those whoso lives are risked
Cow Kisses Woman in Court.
As a scuucl to disputed ownership
of a Jersey cow rlalnusl by Mrs. Kmma
lloughman of Omaha. Tolle Judge
King of South Omaha has bound over
t harlea Kpsline for trial In the district
court on the charge of theft.
Kpsline had no prof of ownership
other than hia word. Mrs. HoughtuKa
asked that tho cow- bo brought Into
court. T.n Court consented. As soon
as the sleek looking Jersey appeared
Mre. Houghton called tt by an endear
tt.ft name and the cow walked up to
her ami kissed her. Thro times the
experiment was tried, and the row
oath lmo rubbed her nose against
Mrs. Houghton's face. Mrs. Hough
man otnlained that she had taught
the cow to do this. Justice of Teaee
1. C. Caldwell gave possession to Mrs.
Why Professor Advocated Changes In
"Orntlcmen," said tho college presi
dent to his confreres at the annual
meeting of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Advanced Kducators, "gentle
men. I have a novel Idea to suggest to
'Nothing Chlcagoosquo. I hope?"
raid tho editor from tho roast.
No." said the first speaker. "It It
something, decidedly practical."
I object," cried the chief subscrip
tion gatherer from the city on the
"The objection Is turned down."
said th chairman. "Proceed,
"My scheme." raid the first speaker.
"Is bi add an extra course to the usual
curriculum. I would er.il it the football
course, and devote the first six weeks
of Hie collcyc year to It."
"Hood." said the president from New
"It would bo an optional course,"
the first speaker continued, "and those
who didn't take it up would have noth
ing to do save to look on while the
others demonstrated their familiarity
with tho study. Then I would have
the regular academic course begin on
I ie. 1."
"And why," inquired the advanced
educator from tho far south, "and
why do yen sur-gest this change?"
"Hecause." replied the first speaker,
"because there's nothing doing In the
old school until the whistle blows on
the last half of the last game of the
sensor,. That's why "
Whereupon the educators adjourned
to think it over.
HIS PLEA A FAILURE.
Senator's Efforts to Boom Western
Town Not Successful.
Senator Hex .-ridge live.. In Kansas
for a while a;'tcr he graduated froui
college. When the old time land boom
ers get to spinning yarns, says the
Washington IVst. the young Hmisler
ha one or two himself. When he
alighted rr. r.i the traiu at Alva. Okla.,
(lining his late southwestern trip, he
was grasped by the hand, and some
"Well, Senator, do you know where
I saw you tho last time? In a settler's
wagon over near Ulghton, Kan., bv
"I wrote the first boom cln-ular for
the country over there," said Mr. Hev
ortdgo. "Soil four feet deep, abundant
rainfall, and all that sort of thing
There was a lively business In that
vicinity for a time. The soil w as really
splendid for agricultural purposes. 1
waa In partnership with a man named
McClellan. Mac and I worked hard to
develop that part of the state."
"Flourishing community now?"
asked those who had heard the sena
tor' vivid western story,
"No," he replied with a dejected air
that would discourage a triple state
hood boom. "Just ranch land."
Not a Mere Chat.
Secretary Root Invited two men who
know much about the Philippines to
breakfast with him at the Arlington a
day or two ago. so they might have a
talk about the archipelago. The sec
retary was absent minded when lis
came down stairs and he went to the
dining room and breakfasted alone.
Then he came out into the lobby and
fiund his two friends waiting.
"Why. good morning." said the sec
retary. "Come right aicng to the office
and we can talk matters over."
The two men thought this meant
that the secretary wanted to have a
short talk with them before bronkfan
anu'they went along without protest.
When they reached the office they sat
down and talked until 2 o'clock. Then
the secretary H anked them and bade
them good-hy. Five minutes later two
hungry men dashed madly Into the
nearest res' am ant and ordered nearly
everything in sight. Next day Secre
tar Km t romomliored and spent half
the forenoon hunting up his friends
and apo'.ogixing profusely.
Paddy Found the Third.
A London meohar.ie, with tho Inten
tion of enjoying a practical Joke,
pastiM the figures of two donkeys 01.
the dead wall opposite to hia work
shop. I'mler these figures ho had
written in large letters: "When shall
we three meet acaln?"
The idea of this, it need hardly b
explained, was to presuppose that
whoever siould stand to read the In
scription waa tho third donkey. Ho
then retired to his shop, fnun which
ho could see how tho bait would lake.
It waa not long until a man com
ing by stopped and stood gazing in
perplexity at tho two donkeys and the
inscription. The mechanic was elated
at tho manner In which hia brilliant
joke had worked. He burst Into a fit
:f loud and hearty laughter, whirh
soon, however, subsided when the
man quietly turned round and scorn
Mtedad. 1 wa all along wondhorin'
where the other one was."
Answered the Description.
He waa dining at a foreign hotel,
when a detect ivo approached and
"Keg pardon, sir. I am In search of
n escaped convict, and shall have to
trouble you for your passport
matter of form."
"Hut do I look like a convict?"
"Possibly not. fir. Still, 1 shall re
Quire to see tho passport."
The Englishman, tn his annoyance,
snatched up tho bill of tare from the
table, thrust it tn the dettctlve's haud,
"There II ts, then!"
"What Is this? 'Sheep's head, neck
of inufton. pig's feet. The description
tallies exactly; you munt come along
A Ntw Scissors Feat
Take a pair of scissors tnot too
large) and hang thorn on your little
firf.ee. as shown In Fig. 1.
The trick Is to throw t.iom upward
and toward you In such a manner that
when you have brought the backs of
your hands together the blades will be
point !..g upward, as In Fig. S.
This Is another of those seemingly
simple tricks, but a key is required to
unlock If. as you will find by repeated
experiment before it Is given you.
When you have bung the scissors
as explained above, simply throw them
upward and toward you. with the
hands hold open and placed together
In such a way fiat when the scissors
reach them they (the scissors! will
rest on tho hands for an Instant. In
FLAGS OF FRANCE AND RUSSIA.
Above are two of tho flags of 1
France; the first, tho standard of
Charles tie Sixth, being a very old j
flag, while the other la the modern !
The flag shown hero Is one which 1
was in use in the 14th century. It is j
blue, with yellow tleur-dolj s.
The well known tricolor of France
dates from the French revolution, and
can.e into existence in ITS'.i. It has.
except for a short period, been the flag
of Fiance for ever a century, although
it underwent a few changes before It
settled down to its resent form.
I he stripe -.icai- the flagpole Is blue,
the center one white and the end red.
itolow- we "'oo two of tho Kussian
this position only the first joints cf
the little fingers will be in tho sels.
sors. as you will observe in Fig. 2. Now
bring your hands stiil closer together
and roll your knuckles outward, brlng
ii.g your hands toward you till the
backs moot, then downward, outward
v.d upward, and tho scissor. If you
have mastered tie trick, will turn
b'ades upward as already
:ti Fig. 3.
In handling tho scissor
ti at no one gets hurt by
tossirg them toward their eyes or face.
is some aro apt o do unless warned.
Faithful Dog's Reward.
Prince, a collie dog o Krooklyn, re
cently ato a porterhouse steak, tho re
ward for his sagacity In giving the
alarm when fire started In his master's
Fifty cows and ton horses were tn
tho stable, and It has been Prince's
duty to guard them. When he swelled
smoke he ran to l.evlne'r house. SJ
feet away, and awakened him by bark
lug. I.evine turned in an alarm and
rescued the horses and cows. The
building was destroyed.
Novel Spelling Match.
Line up tho players In a somtel"ele
rd let the person at the head give the
first letter of a word say. "IV think
o;' "dance," and the r.ex one, probably
thinking of "dunce." say "u." The
third with "dull" or "dulce" In mind.
tys "1." and the fourth, not being so
very quick, finishes the complete word
with another "I." Ho ts then sent
dow n to the foot, to stay until tho next
one finishing a word comes below
Tho object ts to keep trom tdrilng
the letter which finishes a word. It
takes some Ingenuity to do this. Su;
pose th word "France ts thought of,
and It Is spoiled to the "V." someoni
calls out "foot," and the -poller ot
1 si i
irate ' must j.o. "Q" ts a difficult let.
tor with which to start a word. "IT."
of course, must follow and then "a" la
given for "Quaker." The next one
may say "c" for "quack," and there Is
no getting out or It for the next one,
a nothing bi t "k" can be added.
Supposing, though, that the fourth
thinks of "Quaker" and says "o," and
Is at once sort to the foot, os he baa
completed the word "quake."
Hero are a few suggestions for a
pleasant r.nd profitable evening's en
tertainment: First Make a iis from memory, of
words that are pronounced alike, but
spelled differently. Hx the time limit
at. say. .hlrty minutes, when the list
flags, the first tho sign of tho Uusslan
man-of-war. It bears upon a white
field the cross of St. Andrew In blue,
St. Andrew being the patron saint of
Kussin, as well a of Scotland. The
Kussian believe tfc.it It was ho who
brought the t'octrines of Christianity
into their midst.
Tho flag of tho Kussian merchant
service is a tricolor, or threo-eokired
Hag, with tho top striin white, th
middle one blue and the lower
It dates from tho time of Pcler the
(lieat. and waa originally borrowed
from the Hutch, although now the
striM-a are ditTerently placed. Paint
aro banded in and tho boy or girt
having tho longest list wins a prize.
Kxnmples: Pale, bail; bate, bait;
faint, feint; fane, fain, feign; vane,
vein: wave, waive.
Second MaKo a lis, from memory,
ot words that are accented on tho first
syllable as nouns, but on th- second
syllable as verbs. Same time limit,
ami the longest list wins the prize.
Kxamples: Affix, compound, conflict,
escort. exort. ins-ilt. survey, transfer.
Third Make a list, from memory,
of words that aro spelled alike, but
pronounced differently. Same time
llsiit. and tho prize awarded as before.
Kxamples: Courtesy, does, gill, lead,
learned, live. poll, read, slough, tear,
Where the Wind Comes From.
How many boys and girl know how
to find tho direction ot tho wind? Of
course, tr it were blowing a gale any
one could tell, but suppose only a gen
tle breoie were stirring -hardly
enough to make the fickle weather
cock decide which way to point then
what would you do?
In such n ease a woodman or hunter
will thrust one finger Into his month,
wetting It well, and then hold It up
In the air. Tho side whlcn fools cold
est show from which direction the
wind comes. The reason of this la
plain, tho more rapid movement of the
air from one direction causes the
moisture on that side of tho finger to
dry more quickly, thus giving the sen
sation of lCOlllCS8.
F.aeh shoo consists of two barrel
staves set far enough apart to allow
the solo of an old shoo to rest be
The slipper la screwed firmly to the
second cross stick. The back part
of the slipper ts allowed to rest upon
and Is fastened to the network made
of clothesline or any other kind of
The rope Is strung through holes
made tn tho sides of tho staves, which
have been bored with a red hot tro $
These shoos ran also be used In tra 1 . -ellnc
orer boggy ground In the suaS',' ' '
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