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ne Habit Caren ta 16
E, Max! I flung my
arms around bis neok
and kissed him I What
shall I do?"
"How could you
have made BU oh a mis
"In tho flask he
looked exactly like
yon. Of course, the moment he spoke
my horrible blunder flashed upon me
and I fled."
"No nonsense, Bay. I will see him
and explain the matter. If he is so
rx uph like me no doubt he is a very
d >cent fellow."
This conversation took place be
tween a charming girl and her brother,
who were staying at a certain hotel in
a well-known seaside resort. To this
h Dtel I came in search of health to re
I store a nervous system whioh had been
j foiling lately, and, indeed, had never
j qlite recovered from a shock caused
by a horrible accident wh .ch had hap
pened to me several years ago.
I had been lured by a madman into
his house under pretence of playing a
game of billiards, to find myself a
prisoner with an armed lunatic, who
forced me to play the game for the
highest possible stake-life itself,
fortunately I won ; but my opponent,
although he fulfiled the conditions of
oar game by shooting himself, with ro
fl neme nt of cruelty tied me in a faint
ing condition to the billiard table co:
that I might witness his death. In
died, his vindictiveness went farther
than; this, for he branded my leg with
a hoi iron and wrote a paper in whioh
h ? accused me of taking his life.
I was charged with the murder, but
acquitted, as the fact of my being dis
covered bound and the strange appear
ance of toe body attired in the cos
tume of Mephistopheles-a character
the madman endeavored to assume
was sufficient to prove my side of the
story. Even the astuteness ot Scotland
Yard proved powerless, for all the po
: lice could discover, after a long search
! into the antecedents of the unfortun
ate man, was the fact that he had been
confined in a lunatic asylum.
I needed no proof to convince me
that the man was mad. Bat there was
a method in his madness. Until I met
him in a public billiard saloon, whence
ho took me to his house, I had never
stt eyes on him before. Then what
w is the reason for the oruel hatred he
evidently felt toward me? Two clews
I possessed, but as each had proved
uaeless to the detectives, it was not
li'tely.that they would lead me to a
j a -solution of the affair.
First I discovered that in branding
my leg the wretch had traced the let
ters RACHE. That these letters rep
resented the German word "Revengo"
I was perfectly aware; but what was I
te learn from that?. That the man
wis a German? I think not. His ac
cent plainly told me he was English.
ND donbt revenge was his object, but
tlie meaning of those letters remained
My other clew was a note whioh I
found during a subsequent visit to the
fatal room, hidden under a carpet.
Although it bore no address, I suppose
it was meant for me, as it spoke of the
w.-iter being avenged at last after a
clase hali round the world of one who
j bcd stolen hie money, murdered his
intended wife and attempted to mur
! dir him. This appeared to be nothing
more than the ranting of a mind dis
eased, and I soon gave up all hope of
ever getting to the bottom of the mys
tery of my terrible game of billiards.
On reaching the hotel, on the day
my story opens, another shook awaited
mo, though of ti somewhat different
ki id. As I entered the hall a charm
ing girl ran up to me, flung her arms
around my neck, kissed me and mur
"Yon darling, I'm BO glad you've
In my embarrassment I said some
thing but the fair damsel had flown
like a startled bird.
"A little thing like that n^kes one
feel at home directly," I said to my
ee i with a smile, for, as a single man,
I knew the val'., of a pretty girl's
kiiises, and would have liked a more
extended interview. I looked forward
to dinner that night with muoh eager
ness and longed to see the lady who
distributed her kisses so rashly.
I In the drawing room, before the
gong sounded, my wish was gratified.
! A man of about my own age, who bore
a striking resemblance to myself,
came toward me with the charming
j girl blushing a ' his side. He explained
that the kiss was intended for himself,
and introduced his sister, who apolo
gized for her mistake in the sweetest
manner. I sat next Miss Carstairs at
dinner, and in the course of conversa
tion remarked that once beforo 1 had
been mistaken for another man with
nearly a fatal result to myself.
"On, do tell me about it," she said.
I was about to do so when she
"But, no, please wait until after
dinner ; then Max oan hear tho story,
I am afraid my eyes were scarcely
lifted from my beautiful companion
during dinner. Already love had con
quered. You sue, at the outset, be
foie there had been time to so muoh as
deolare war, the position had been
stormed, the citadel "rushed" by that
delightful kiss I And now it was suf
ficient happiness for me to watch the
changing lights in a pair of eapphire
eyec, whose dnsky lashes curled up
ward as though in wanton ont rast
with the tendrils of the auburn tresses
We three took our coffee in the gar
den that warm September night
"Now," exclaimed Carstairs, "Bay
is dying to hear your story, so go
"Well,* said I, thinking what a
sweet name Bay Carstairs was, "al
though it happened several years ago,
the inoldent still remains painfully
fneih in my memory. It wai an ad
ver.tnre I had with a mad billiard
They both started.
"Max," said bia sister, "doesn't that
remind yon of what happened at-"
"Yea," he replied, before sho could
finish the sentence, "but don't inter*
rap t. Please go on," he added.
In a moment it flashed upon mo
that the solution of the mystery lay
vit his my grasp, Thia man, wa9 so,
strangely resembled me, was the in
tended object of the madman's re
"Is it possible," I cried, springing
to my feet in excitement, "that yon
are the man ?"
"I don't understand," said Car
stairs, looking as perplexed and star
tled as his sister at my sudden out
burst of feeling.
"Of oonrse not-of course not," I
murmured, sinking into my chair. "I
will tell you the whole story, then
you will know what I mean."
As I went through the horrible de
tails of that fearful night they listened
with rapt attention, and unless the dark
ness deceived me, I deteoted tears of
sympathy in the beautiful eyes of Bay
'Ton are right 1" exclaimed her
brother, as I finished ; "all you suf
fered was intended for me. Now, for
my story, whioh will clear up the
Miss Cars taira rose.
, "1 think I'll runoff to bed, Max.
i'm very tired, and it's getting late."
? She kissed her brother, then gave
her hand to me.
"Good night," sho said, "let us
hope it will be fine to-morrow."
Reluctantly I relinquished her hand,
but there was hope in that reference
to the weat fer. Might it not mean a
walk together in the morning?
V I finished the evening in Max Car
stairs^ room ; and while wo smoked
he told his strange story.
"Mark Malbrain was . the man's
name," he continued "and I met bim
at a hydropathic establishment in the
North, where my sister and I were
staying one summer about seven or
eight years ago. My sister was then
about seventeen, and Malbrain, much
to her disgust, fell wildly in love with
her. He made himself generally a
nuisance by pestering her with unwel
come attentions and writing extrava
gant verses in her praise, until at
length matters came to a crisis. Tab
leaux vivants were a favorite evening
amusement, and cn this particular
night my sister appeared as Marguer
ite, I was Faust, and to Malbrain was
assigned the role of Mephistopheles.
The living picture waa an immense
success, and a danoo followed, at whioh
we appeared in our st ago costumes.
"During the evening Bachel (yes
that is her name-Bay is only a fami
ly pet name) complained to me of Mal
brain's conduct. It seems ho had con
tinued to follow her round the room,
begging-for a dance, and his manner
became threatening when she firmly
refused. I at once went to him and
said plainly that Miss Carstairs wished
to have nothing more to do with him,
and therefore I must request him not
to speak to her again.
"From the manner of bis reply I
gathered that he did not know Rachel
was my sister, but imagined we were
lovers ; and 1 did not think it worth
while to deceive bim. I decided to
send Bachel home in the morning, but
remained myself for a few days long
er. Malbrain was furious when be
beard that my sister had gone, but he
said nothing to me.
"One evening after dinner we met
in the billiard room. To my surprise
he challenged me to a game, suggest
ing that we should play for a ?11) - note.
I agreed, and the stakes were handed
to one of the men present. We played
a hundred up, and strange to say, tied
at ninety. Malbrain seemed very ex
cited and offered to double the stakes,
throwing another ?10-note on the
table. I agreed, for I felt cool and in
good form. We played on, and you
may imagine the sensation when again
wo tied at ninety-eight ! I am afraid
my temper was rising when I sarcastic
ally asked Malbrain if he felt inclined
to double again.
" Tes 1' he shouted, pale with pas
sion. 'Fifty-a hundred if yon like !'
" 'One hundred pounds,' I said.tak
ing out my check book.
"It was my turn to play. I tried
for a carom and missed. Malbrain
seized his one, trembling like the
proverbial aspen leaf. He went to
pocket the red, but fie missed the ball
entirely, giving a point to me. Of
course, I won by my next stroke,
i "The stake bo 1er handed the ?200
to me, amid th oplanse of the men
standing aroun for Malbrain was
not liked and m; 'tory was popular.
Then the party ce up, but Mal
brain waited for i n the stairs. His
fac e was livid wi tl ssion.
'I hope you ar?? atisfied,* he said
"'I ara sorry^.'I replied, 'if the
stakes were too nigh, but later you
may have your revenge 1'
1 ' 'Revenge !' ho shouted, losing his
self-control. TH have my revenge 1
Wo'll play again and you'll find the
stakes still higher-too high for you 1"
' 'I had good reason to remember
those words when I awoke one night,
to find Malbrain in ray room dresse7
in his fantastic costume of 'Mc#>..
" 'Come,' said he, 'one of U3 must
die to-night. Through you I lost the
girl who would have been my wife.
My money, too i But come to the
billiard room ;. we will play to-night.
Did you not promise me my revenge?
And the stakes! Y ot will find them
high enough. Come! we will play
for our lives-you and I! Ha, hal
one of us shall die to-night?'
"I knew is I sprang from my bed
the.t the man was mad ! We grappled
together, the candle fell from his
bands, and we struggled in darkness.
Down we went on the floor, and I felt
the cold steel of a revolver, whioh ex
ploded and u sharp pain came in my
arm. Then I heard doors opening and
voioes, so I hold on till some cf the
fellows came in with lights, 'Mephis
topheles' was carried off to his own
room, raving and struggling. The
slight wound in my arm was dressed
by the doctor oonneoted wich the
establishment, who also took the un*
fortunate lunatic under his care.
"Latcir on Malbrain was sent to a
private asylum. The dootor's opinion
waa that brain lesion had tl reatened
the poor fellow for some time.
Whether be had escaped from the asy
lum when he met you, or had been
discharged as cured, one caanot say.
However, my story," oonok.ded Car
stairs, "has solved the mystery of
your unfortunate eaoountcr with the
wretohed man." ?_.
"Yes," I said, masing on the strange
account I had heard. "Bat I wonder
why he charged yon with murdering
Miss Carstairs? And he also repeated
the accusation in the paper I found.
I suppose it was some wild idea he
had got hold of in his mad jealousy of
"Yee," said Carstairs. "Yon see,
he thought we were rivals, and he
knew I was the cause of Bay's dis
"Then there is another thing that
puzzle me. Why did the madman
brand my leg with the word 'Rache?' "
"It is German for revenge," said
"Yes, but Malbrain was not a Ger
man, so why should he use that lan
"Can't say. I suppose the marks
! have entirely gone by this time?"
I "Yes; bat the police had them
photographed, and I think I have got
one of the photos in my portmanteau. "
I found the card and handed it to
I "It is funny," he said, laughing,
"to notice how beautifully the print*
ing is done-all except the full atop,
which is a bit too high ap. By Jove 1
it mast have been painful though."
4'I never felt it at the time-I wac
in a faint, I suppose." a
"Ahl I have itt" cried Carstairs.
"That full stop explains ii Of comae,
the word he meant to trace was
'Rachel,' only for some reason he
didn't finish the *L.' Hal hal ha!
How Bay will laugh at you when she
hears of you being tattooed with her
So my last thought that night was
of charming Bay Carstairs. And how
could it be otherwise?-her name-on
my body, her image in my soul and
her kiss on my lips I AB for the kiss
I felt I oould not honorably keep what
was not intended for md. But I waa
soon able to return i ;, for, ero an
other month had passed, Bay Carstairs
promised to be my wife-.Tit-Bits.
There is not a great deal of ohange
in deep mourning from year to year.
Henrietta cloth reigns supreme as the
correot mourning fabric, while crape
veils of varied lengths proclaim the
relativo mourned as plainly os the
death notice of parent and husband.
lu deepest mourning the Henrietta
doth costumes made absolutely plain"
are the correot ones tc wear. After
three months crepe trimmings may be
used ; at six months entire gowns of
orepe are considered c uite possible.
Widows' mourning is the deepest, but
the last year or two it has been the
fashion (as it has been irom time im
memorial in England) to wear the
sheer white turned over collar and
cuffs, whioh are so becoming, and
lighten the dead black. The white
ruohe inside the bonnet is. supposed
to be the widow's cap, whioh at one
time was always worn ; now caps, even
for old ladies, are out of fashion, .so
that the ruohe is merely symbolical.
For a father or mother the mourn
ing is almost as deep as for a husband,
but the voil is not so long, nor is the
mourning worn for the same Space of
time. All mourning is now laid aside
muoh sooner than *?was formerly the
case, a year to wear a long veil being
quite the limit.
lt is difficult to have crepe bonnets
becoming, but there is no reason why
they should not be made so if 'only
care be taken to have the bonnet shape
flt quite close to the head. The folds
of the veil will give all the height
that is npc?ssary, and any farr?rshapo.
only looks grotesque under the orepe,
When th? mourning is .first lightened
and tho veil thrown back, a few soft
'bows on top of the hat are added, and
give a smarter look.
Many veils of nuns' veiling and of
soft heavy silk tissue-a sort of grena
dine-are now used, always with the
face veil of net with the orepe border,
and by some are preferred altogether
to orepe veils ; for wet weather they
are muoh the best.--Harper's Bazar,
The Earliest Wing-Makers.
Some of these early wing-makers
lived in the shadowy days of history.
Bladud, a British king, was one ; but
all that we learn of his flight is that
he soared above his city of Trino van te,
and then fell upon a temple, thereby
ending his wings and himself. Bladud
belonged to an unlucky family, being
the father of Shakespeare's "King
Lear." Simon, called the "magician,"
who lived about the time of the'Em
peror Nero, lost his life in the same
way ; another martyr to the science
was a monk called Elmer (or Oliver) ol
Malmesbury, who had foretold the in*
vasion of William the Conqueror, and
was therefore taunted by cruel people,
when he did not know beforehand
that he would break his legs on tak
ing flight from a tall tower. This
monk is said to have flown one hun
dred and twenty-five paces. People
laughed at him all the more when he
failed because he did not fix a ball to
his feet ; but a recent writer, Chane'??-,
argues that the monk was very likely
right in his conclusion.
A hundred years later, and more, a
Saracen repeated the attempt, and,
like poor Oliver, was killed. Then wc
read of a relative of the poet Dante,
who made a successful flight over s j
lake, end fell in trying to repeat the
feat across a square in the oity ol
Perugia-though even upon his sec
ond attempt he is said to have "bal
anced himself a long time in the air,"
and to have fallen only when hil
wings broke, e ot. Nicholas.
- Tictlms of Snake?.
- persons when they hear a na*
-?-'Ulist tell about peculiar doings by
o ir de, animals, or reptiles grin and
ask about big fish. One tale, which
no one but naturalists seems to be
lieve, was told in the Forest and
Stream recently by Allen Chamber
lain. He says he heard a cry down in
Florida such as a distressed frog makes
and found that a blacksnake was swal
lowing a frog. When the frog was out
of sight the sn alto was shot through
the head and the frog was liberated,
At first it was stupefied, but was soon
as lively aa ever. Within twenty years
the same paper has recorded at least
a score of just such instances, re*
ported by as many individuals, who
gave their real names and address,
and who declared they had seen the
stupefied toad or frog come to as from
a trance, hop about as if dazed, and
at last go away as lively os ever.
S. D. Kendell, in the Forest and
Stream for June, 1892, told about a
mother quail which in trying to pro
teot her young got within reach of a
rattlesnake. The snake was killed in
the act of swallowing the bird. When
released the bird was for some time
stupefied, bat after a while recovered ?
enough to stagger off. On the next1
day she was all right and oaring foi
Snakes in Denian J,
East Indian snakes are in gf eat de
mand for European collections. Every !
German steamer that leaves Ciloutta 1
takes hundreds to Hamburg for cfctri*
bution over the continent,
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Good advice : Don't give any.
The stolen kiss is largely a myth.
Vanity covers a multitude of sins.
Fewwoaenf.ro as pretty as they
Xhankinlnesu seldom [becomes
It is easier tr get out of debt than
to stay out.
You may borrow trouble-, but you
can't lend it.
A ehanoe to lose is not necessarily a
chanco to win.
The under dog may be getting the
best of the fight.
A woman always thinks an excuse is
as good as a reason.
It sometimes seems as if there was
not justice enough to go round.
"He might have done worse"
means "he might have done better."
It sometimes costs a good deal of
money to get something for nothing.
The man that wears his heart upon
his sleeve must expect that it will be
He that is down need fear no fall,
unless something should happen to fall
on him while he is down.
The world owes every man living,
and every man owes it to the world
that he should try to make it.-New
A little discussion has been of late
going on upon the subject of ambi
dexterity, and whether the ability to
use both hands with equal facility in
It has been argued whether or not
ambidextrous people are more intel
ligent than others, or whether they
are better balanoed than their fellows.
It would seem that the proper solu
tion of this little problem might be
that either acoident or inclination had
led these people to use the left hand
equally with the right. Children are
taught mainly to use the right band,
and are consequently very awkward
with the left, indeed sometimes al
most helpless, as far as any dedicate,
operation is concerned. Fraotice,
however, will make one almost equally
handy with both bands.
*tAlady received a severe injury to
her right hand, and found ?herself
obliged to use the other. It took but
a short time, when she set her mind
to it, to acquire the ability to do
many things very well indeed. She
wrote a creditable hand, singular
ly enongh, however, as unlike her
usual chirography as one could im
agine. Indeed, no one would ever
have suspected that the two- were the
work of the same person, although
both were distinct and readable. It
is extremely convenient to be able to
use the left hand, and every person
ought to take a little pains to culti
vate the habit of doing so. Aside
from its convenience, no one oan tell
when some accident may make such
dexterity of the greatest value. Chil
dren should be taught this, and never
allowed to depend altogether on the
right hand. Equal use of both sides
of the body gives a more symmetrical
development, and much more steadi
ness and confidence in action of all
sorts. -The fact that many ar tides in
daily ure are made exclusively for
right-handed people no doubt has
something to do with this habit ; but
ail the same; inclination and early
training?' strengthened the tendency
until we have become a race- of right
handed people.-New York Ledger. .
A mysterious disease whioh has at
tacked orange trees in Florida has
been indigestion. The Department of
Agriculture in its "Year Book" pays
speoial attention to dyspeptio oranges,
and describes the disease and its cure.
Its causo is the same as that whioh so
often brings on dyspepsia in human
beings-overfeeding. Excessive culti
vation and too much nitrogenous man
ure affect the orange tree just as too
muon heavy table d'hote dinners affect
a man. Instead of looking pale and
taking pepsin tablets, however, the
orange tree turns a very dark green,
and a reddish brown sap exudes from
the twigs. The tips turn up and shape
themselves into S-like curves. The
fruit turns a lemon yellow color be
fore it is half ripe, and has a very
thick rind. As it ripens, the fruit
splits open and becomes worthless.
The reddish brown resin gets on the
frnit before it is ripe and renders it
Most Of the diseases of the orange
tree are due to a laok of cultivation,
and it was thought that a tree would
not take more nutriment from the soil
than it required. This is not so, for
the tree takes up all it can get, and
then, like a email boy who has eaten
too much plum pudding, beoomes
sick. The dark green color which the
foliage then assumes is very handsome,
but it means no oranges, or at least
none that are any good. This disease
is known as die-back, because the
twigs begin to die at the tips and then
gradually die back to thebranohes. To
euro the disease all that is required is
to withhold the fertilizer, but tvhen
the disease has gone too far and gum
pockets begin to form on the bark
there is no cure for it.-Kansas City
Gambled Away $500,000 in One Trip.
Captain John A. Duble, an old Mis
sissippi steamboat man, tells the
Washington Post a story of a game of
cards played by a ootton broker named
Weed during the war. "He boarded
my boat," he says, "at Cairo after he
had made a sucoessful trip off a cargo
of cotton for tho landing. He placed
in tho clerk's office of the boat a box
about the size of a candle box, but
securely nailed and strapped with iron
bands. Weed hailed me as I was pass
ing through the cabin. 'Captain,'
said he, 'send me a boy and your
oarpenter.' When they were on hand
bo told the boy to bring the box out
and the carpenter to open it. It was
full of orisp greenbacks. Then be
proceeded to run up against the game
of a gang of old river sharks, and by
the timo we got down stream ho did
not have a dollar. He told me he lost
$500,000 between St. Louis and New
Orleans. The last timo I saw Weed
ho was river reporter in New Orleans,
and he seemed as perfectly happy ns
though he still had his 8500,000."
Fortunes in Flowers.
It is commonly supposed that Mr.
Chamberlain is the greateat amateur
orchid grower m the world, hut this
is far from being the oase. His collec
tion is worth from $75,000 to 0100,000.
The collection of the Dowager Em
press of Germany, however, is worth
nearly double that of Mr. Chamber
lain. Miss Alice Rothschild is a most
enthusiastic horticulturist, her collec
tion of roses alone being valued at
$50,000. The Arohduke Joseph of
Austria owns $200,000, worth of
flowerr. W. W. Astor recently paid
36000 to on English grower for the
stock of a single variety of rose-tree.
A FOSSIL HUNT,
ODDEST GAME EXPEDITION TS
Only Scientists In the Party-The
Strange Creatures Which They
Are After All Lived
MONSTER hunting expedi
tion has just been sent out by
Princeton College. It is
going to Patagonia, where
there are more remarkable creatures
dead and alive than in any other part
of the world. The members of the
party, according to the New York
Journal, expect to make notable ad
ditions to the specimens of pro-his
toric creatures now iu this country.
In Patagonia have been dug np re
mains of extinct birds whose leg bones
were bigger than those of a horse.
The gigantic fowls were massively
built* and probably weighed as muon
as five hundred pounds when full
grown. They had enormous heads,
which in some instances measured
nearly two feet from the back of the
skull to the tip of the hugo back.
Undoubtedly they were carnivorous,
and, it is believed, waders, resembling
herons in their habits. They could
not fly at all.
This strange country of Patagonia
was the home of vast numbers of gi
gantic sloths, representing numerous
species. Some of these queer animals
were as big as two elephants, but ex
tremely sluggish. They were very
stupid^ having nearly the smallest
brains of any known mammals in pro
portion to their size. Their food was
vegetables wholly, and it was a habit
of theirs to pull np trees by the roots
for the purpose of getting at the foli
age. For this purpose the monster
would squat on its haunches, its mas
sive hind legs and huge tail serving as
a sort of tripod, while it grasped the
tree trnnk with its forearms and
dragged it ont of the ground.
Not less strange than the sloths were
the oolossal glyptodons-preoursors of
the modern armadillos. Though bear
ing some sort of resemblance to tor
toises, they were mammals. They had
skeletons on tho outside of their
bodies as well as on tho inside ; in
ether words, they were olad in an im
penetrable armor of bone from nose to
tail. This armor was solid, and not
flexible like that of the armadillo.
Full-grown specime as attained a length
of ten feet and a weight of over a ton.
In those days there weie multitudes
of huge creatures in Patagonia, whioh
resembled modern ant-eaters, of the
genus sloth and fully twelve feet long.
Over the plains o? Patagonia 100,000
years ago roamed herds of animals re
lated to the modern llamas, which are
cousins to the camels of the Old "/VorJd.
Some of them were far larger than any
camel, as is shown by bones that have
been dug up. The wholo country is
full of the fossil remains of astonish
ing creatures, whose species have long
since passed away.
The modern fauna of Patagonia is
hardly less remarkable than that whioh
is extinct. At the sonthern extremity
of that country the guanacos-animals
of the camel tribe -havo a "dying
place." It is a spot to which all of
these beasts inhabiting thc neighbor
ing plains repair at the approach of
death to deposit their bones. Dar evin
first recorded this strange ic-: tin ct of
theirs, and his observations have since
been fully confirmed by others. Ac
curately speaking, thore are several of
these dying places, the best known be
ing on tho banks of the Santa Cruz
and Gallegos Rivers, where, the valleys
are covered with dense thickets of
bushes and trees of Ftn?ted growth.
There the ground is scattered thickly
with the bones of countless dead gen
erations, the animals in most cases
having crawled before dying beneath
and among the bushes.
The strange armadillo, one of the
most ancient of surviving creatures,
figures conspicuously in the fables cur
rent among the natives of Patagonia,
being represented as an animal fertile
in expediente and duping other beasts,
eepeoially the fox, just as Br'er Rabbit
does. Snakes, venomous or other
wise, are its favorite prey, and it kills
them actually by sawing them in two
with the serrated edges of its sharp,
bony shell. The armadillo seems to
be proof against the venom of the
serpent. In the same part of the
world is found a venomous speoies of
toad, the bite of which is often fatal.
It is extremely hideous, and bigger
than a man's fist. Jt snaps savagely
at anything that comes near, hanging
on with the tenacity of. a bulldog.
When teased, it swells itself to such
an extent as to appear as if about to
There is a speoies of frog in Pata
gonia known as "wrestling frog,"
whioh does not hesitate to attack hu
man beings. Dr. W. H. Hudson, the
naturalist, tells of an adventure he
had while out snipe shooting one day,
when, peering into the disused borrow
of some rodent animal, he saw a burly
looking frog sitting within it. ' 'Though
it watched me attentively," he says,
"the frog remained perfectly, motion
less, and this surprised me. Before I
was sufficiently near to make a grab,
it sprang straight at my hand, and,
catching two of my fingers with its
fore legs, administered a hug so sud
den and violent as to caused an acute
sensation' of pain. Then it released
its hold and leaped away."
The supposition is that this frog re
lies on its hugging power to astonish
an adversary, and in the confusion
which follows it escapes.
What Made Him Dauce.
A nice white-haired old gentleman
with a snowy beard sat on a bench in
the Park yesterday morning sunning
himself while ho read a morning
paper. Ho was peacefully working
through an editorial on tho Brown
scandal, his finger keeping pace with
his eye along the lines, when suddenly
he crumbled tho paper in both hands,
snatched off his glasses and danced
around like a Piuto in a ghost dance.
Some women and children on the
grass noarby thought the old man had
suddenly become insane, and hastily
snatohing up their lunch baskets they
ran as fast as they could go for Stanyan
street. A park officer came up and
was about to place him under arrest,
but on investigation found that the
sun chining through the old man's
glasses had burned his cheeks to a
blister.-San Francisco Post.
Big Poultry Rauch.
Somo hopeful s^joulators who have
been counting nnhatohed chickens are
about to start a poultry ranch near
San Francisco which ie to be the larg
est in the world. It is to reach its
fnll capaoity in three years, when it is
to put on the market annually two
million eggs and ninety thousand
chickens for broiling. Toe plant will
include two incubators, with a capao
ity of 2000 eggs eaoh, and no end of
houses and pens, whioh will be con
tained in a forty-aoro ranch. There
will be nine hundred hens laying for
the incubators and ten thousand lay
ing for the market,
HOTES ABOUT ANIMALS,
Fourteen sea ducks were brought
down at a single shot bj a hunter near
Bar Harbor recently.
Butterflies are great egg layevs, ave
raging 65,000 to 100,000 during a sin
gle season lasting but a few daya.
Some workmen in a Gorham (N. H.)
carpenter shop have a queer pet? It
is a handsome butterfly, which hos
stayed in the shop all winter and is
The owner of an ostrioh farm at
Anaheim, Cal., is trying to break
osi riches to drive in single, double and
tandem harness. His efforts are not
meeting with a great measure of suc
The dragon dies are the Champions
on fast flying, M. Marcy, the French
scientific photographer, found that in
order to photograph one of the Crea
tures on the wing he bad to make the
exposure only 1 5200th part of a
Three fish were oaught on one hook
by a fisherman at Ellsworth, Me., the
other day. The apparent catch was an
unusually large pickerel, but in dress
ing it another pickerel was found in
the stomach, and in the second pick
erel was a five-inch smelt.
The shark, which is the most vora
cious of all fishes, will, if opportunity
offers, readily snap up a bird. But as
sea birds are far too wary , to be often
caught napping, the shark's diet in
this form is practically confined to
birds that have been Wounded, or
which have fallen into the sea from ex
haustion, tuoh as migratory aud other
Value of Sheep Decreasing.
The decrease in value of sheep and
wool the past three years has been
greater in the United States than the
entire value of all the sheep in the
country three years.
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Spring, generally beginning!
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ia my opinion of lt-E. R. WILDBYJ
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