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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
Potatoes aro selling for $100 a snok
in Alaska, and two cents a bush tl in
parts of New York State.
One of the featnres ot the Australian
r ewspapers is the long lino of Eng
tish advertisements inquiring for mks.
i og friends.
Martha! Prim in 1867 said that all
?Spain could expect was to get ont of
Cuba in a dignified and honorable
manner. But it appears to tho New
Orleans Picayune that his advice was
i ot taken in timo. Eioking out is
t ardly dignified and honorable.
Tho mixture of languages in Now
York City is extraordinary and thoro
ere said to be milos of territory within
the oity limits where English is com
paratively little spoken and then, for
the most part, only brokenly. Tho
Witness relates that a Russian emi
grant who fettled on the Eist Side
t riod to learn German for six years bo
fore sho discovered that it was not the
languago ot the country. And sho was
not a stupid woman, either, hut her
tenement and her street wer? Germ n,
9nd her little world did not cxtcnl bu
fond their limits.
In adjusting the firo insurance lons
caused by burning of its salesrooms
and stock of wheels on haod of ono of
the largest and most popnlar bi eye!-J
manufacturing companies in the
United States, tho fact developed (hat
the cost of tho one hundred dollar ma
chines was hut nineteen dollars at tho
factory. The public ia aekel to poy
one hundred dollars for a wheel wLi-h
hi manufactured at a cost of but nine
teen dollars, a profit to the main'RC
tnrer of over 400 per cent. Tho pur
chaser is told that it costs a lot of
money to sell the wheels, whioh might
be and still leave several hundred per
cent, profit for the poor manufacturer.
The day is not far distant when bi
cycles will be sold in hardware nn I
ether stores, like lawn mowors, at a
f rice nearer twenty-fivo dollars than
ene hundred. There moy bo "other
g;oods manufactured whioh cost bnt
one-fifth of the price they aro sold
/or, bat the publie certainly is not
o ware of tho fact.
Captain-General Weyler says bo
will need two years at hast in which
to beat out the rebels, and that is
4ikely to mean four or five,' Even if
?e alfimately^STi?ceeos, aor Tmroa-xjr
Cuba will be left? speculates the Chi
cago Times-Herald. And if this re
bellion should be ern hed, how long
would it be before another broke ont?
The Americans in Cuba know these
things, and they have mado represen
tations accordingly to members of thu
Administration and of the Foreign Af
fairs Committee in Congress. They
realize that centuries of Spanish mis
rule have planted eternally the seeds
of rebellion in Cuba, and that there
will ba crop after crop till independ
ence ie achieved. There oin never bo
enduring peace and prosperity in Cuba
until the Spanish are driven out of the
The Atlanta Constitution remarks:
We have said so much of the business
needs of the South, and we expect to
keep everlastingly at it, to develop
into actual cash profit, the uneqnalled
resources of our section until every
bale of! our cotton, every ton of oar
ore, every foot of our timber, every
pound of our wool and generally every
item of. onr raw material will leavo
Dixie in manufactured form and mer
chandisable condition, ready for tho
ultimate consumer, that we extract
with pfeasure, and we trust with profit
to our people, the following from the
Columbia (8. C.) State : "So long as
$150,000 initial capital can build and
start a twenty-thousand spindle mill,
employ 850 hands, make an increase
in population of 700 or more, pay out
$75,000 in annual wages and $15,000
in dividends, and thus convert a dead
town into a live one, while piling up a
big surplus to defray the remainder of
the cost of the mill and ultimately en
large it, so long will every town in
South Carolina strive for its cotton
mill, und strive wisely. We think we
know our cotton mill text. It is :
Multiply and diversify." The spirit
of the above is all right, but the ap
plication to cotton mills alone is too
limited. "Multiply and diversify," if
it means any thing, bears the broad in
terpretation as embracing everything
we can grow and make.
A Crew of Monks.
There is a vessel sailing under the
Turkish flag whioh is manned entirely
by monks. It is called the Holy Pro
phet lija (Elijah), and is of about 300
tons burden. The captain is a Jero
monareh, a monk ranking higher than
friar, and all eke Bailors are expert
seamen, as well as monks or brothets.
The pilot, Iraklij (Seraolius), has
?ailee! over all the oceans, having cir
cumnavigated the globe. The entire
crew speak both Russian and Greek,
and service on the ship alternates
with services in tue little charoo, in
tbs .'oreoustle. One of the most
our io as eights oocneoted with the
?hip it that of the monks in their
religious costumes climbing up the
ratline* ond out on the yardarm, reef?
tag Boils and doing other work aloft.
Cecil Rho .les holds the record for
havir g paid tbe largest passage-money
from Snez to Beira. The steamer he
was oil ran apronnd, aud, after waiting
two OS three days, he chartered tho
steamer Oretea to complete his journey
at a cost of $17,500.
QUAINT ABORIGINAL DWKUL
ixGS ix TUB sourinviosT.
Town and Country Homes-How
They Are Built-Bricks or Mud
-Odd-Looking Ovens foe
Baking Bread. -,
?N i he valley of the Rio Grande del
Norte, writes a correspondent of
the Chicago Record from Taos,
New Mexico, there is nothing
more interesting than its Indian
pueblos. Pneblo is merely the Span
ish word for town, and this name was
givf n to these Indians because they
were the first whom tho early Span
iards saw in permarent settlements.
Most of the pueblos are in the P. i o
Grande Valley ; there aro a few farther
west along the line of the Santa Fe
INDIAN FAMILY IN
Railroad, and one group of ecven in
Northeastern Arizona. Hero they havo
been, foo, for 350 year3 nt least, for
here the Spaniards found tliem when
they first came np into this country
from Mexico in tho first half of tbe
sixteenth century. Many of the
pneblc-s have been moved a few miles
to new eites ; from some of these the
people have disappeared and left no
trace or record of themselves. Othera
have as large a population as they ever
had and retain to a large extent their
old cuutoms in spite of 300 years of
iniluei.ee from the whites.
Thej bnild their houses of adobe
just as they always have, but tho four
and fire story buildings have in most
places disappeared. Most of them,
too, now have doors. In former times
when the donger from marauding In
dians was great a town had very few
house*, oiten only two of them. These
houses were very large, andjevery fam
ily had its own. rooms in tho common
honra , _Tj??^ftnlg^g^g-nrw|ft .fo.tb.
rooms "was Dy means or a ia
through'a trap door in th., roof. In
case of attack tho women ard children
were ill shat np in the -innermost
rooms while men remained on the
roof to fight.
The pneblo of Taos is one of the
best reminders of tho old times. It
lies about flight miles from tho Rio
Grande, just at the foot of mountains
13,000 feet high. Throngh tho middle
of tho town rans Pueblo Creek, a
mountain stream which fails not
oftener than once in half a century.
There are 400 Indians here, about
equally divided on the two 6ides of
the creek. The higher of the two
principal houses has five stories; the
other has four. They have thc ap
pearance of irregular, stepped pyra
mids. Of coarse thero are many
rooms in tho first story and a fewer
number in the stories above, which
can have neither sunlight nor air.
These dark rooms are used for storage,
principally o? corn, wheat, oats and
Occasionally ono can still find a
house which has no door, but they are
not common. Most of tho bouses
have a low door hang on iron hinges.
A piece of rawhide serves as a handle.
The rooms are about nine feet high
THE PUEBLO OF T.
and vary in size. A room fifteen feet
square will serve very well as kitchen*,
sleeping-room and general living
room for four persons. Many families
have houses in addition to tho "town
houses." This second house is a mere
hat onilt near the fields. Here the
family lives in summer to keep watch
over the crops in unfenced Colds. In
winter time, however, the family
comes back to tho pueblo, loads of
wood are brought from tho hills on
burros, the doors are shut and all is
made ready for the cold season. At
thia timo tho light und air in the
rooms como through the trap door
and a small window, less than a loot
square, near the roof. When tho trap
door has to be cl used the little window
is the only opening.
Long before the Spaniards appeared
here the Indians knew how to aso
adobe to build their houses ; bat now
they find it moie convenient to biro
the Mexicans to make the bricks for
them. They say tho Mexicans can
mako them better. It is a simple pro
cesa. Water from one of the irrigat
ing ditches, which nins in almost
every direction through the fields, is
turned onto a small pieco of land.
With spade and boo the earth and
water are thoroughly mixed until a
looso mud is made. Then fin9 straw
is brought from a thrashing place nenr
by and mixed with tho mud, The raw
material is ready. It io put into molds,
carried a few fuot and dumped on the
ground in the form of bricks to dry in
tho BUD. These bricks ara left for two
cays and then are ready for use. A
Mexican is paid 86 for making $1000
br cfc, each fifteen by tcu by four
'u building a house these bricks are
cemented together with adobe. The
walls are smoothed outside and inside,
and within are covered with a wash o:
a white or light drab color. This nash
is made of earth fu?ad in ibo hillp,
nud when fresh it gives tho wslis a
neat appearance. For tho roof largo
poles are first laid on, then smaller
ones, then a loyer of weeds and lastly
adobe. This mnbes a roof which moy
let through a few drops when the first
rain of tho season comes, bat after
that it is water tight.
Jast outside the houses are tho ovens
in which tho bread is baked. They
aro odd-looking, dome shaped things
from four to six feet in diameter,
made of adobe. One 6mall opening is
left at the bottom for building tho
fire and putting in tho bread, and an
other tmaller ono nesr tho top for
tho smoke to como ont. In this
oven a tire is built and kept burning
until the walls are heated through and
through. Tho fire is then drawn oat
and the fine ashes aro removed with a
wet rag on the end of a stick. The
bread is put in with a wooden shovel
and both openings aie carefully closed.
?s tho walis i o? nm the heat for a long
time tho bread bakes quickly and well. '
I have reen dogs sleeping in those 1
Dvens, fortunately not in tho one in 1
(vhich tho bread which I eat is baked. (
But perhaps I hnvo not yet caught the 1
[log which sleep3 in that particular '
The stumpy little chimneys which '
r.re seen all over tho houses are of *
idobc, too, but they are often topped ?
?vito a broken pottery vossel. At tho '
fireplace below tho cooking is done. A ?
little iron stand, a irying-pan and a
few black pots, with a knifo or two,
iro all the cooking utensils. But they
ire enough for such simple cooking ;
:ome of tho poor families of Indians
javo only tortillas and colfeo tbreo
;imes a day. Mix flour with water,
>nt in a little sait, cook the mixturo
?ver tbe fire and you have the torill
os. Tho coffee, of course, has neither
nilk nor tugar.
But I am living with ono of the first
'amilies in town. Hero I get fat pork
ffljuRBg iatfiiua'Tgunlu"cuX?;>^u^ djtf-. -
?ven butter and chow chow. Some of
these things, to bo sure, aro bought
ispecially for me and "are not shared
by the family. It ii all right, since I
sat alone, sitting at a table, while tho
Family is in another room sitting on
The ordinary bed is tho floor, or .
possibly a platform raised a foot from
the floor. Rawhides aro laid down
and on these tho Indians sleep, rolled
ap in blanket?. ? But there are at least
two beds at this pueblo and ono cot.
In winter timo the fire gives the light
in tho evening. In summer a pino 1
stick, in a few case3 a candle, and in =
still rarer instances a very poor lamp, 11
takes the place of the fire. As a con- (
sequenco the people of Taos aro early ?
bo bed and are up almost with the sun. E
Only tho boys aro out late at night on 1
tho rude little foot bridges which span J
bhe creek, singing and making night '
hideous. They ore not so very differ- '
ont from the boys of civilized peoples. '
Hailstones Bigger Than Hen's Eggs. J
We publish herewith au engraving I
taken from a photograph which was
kindly furnished us by Mr. Frank i
Minter, of Corning, Kansas, which
AOS, NEW MEXICO.
ehows a wonderful fall of hailstones
which occurred at that place. Mr.
Minter says the pan of hailstones was
scooped up promiscuously half an
hour after tho storm, and in order to
show the great size of tho specimens,
he hes just placed alongside of tho pan
an ordinary sized hen's egg, whilo in
A TAN OF DIG HAILSTONES.
the pan are some potatoes. Mr. Min
ter says, "Wo have often heard of
hailstones as large as hen's eggs, but
theso are considerably larger. When
the photograph was taken they wore
a good deal smaller than vheu they
fell. Some were funnd that meas
ured thirteen inches at their greatest
oircumferenco. The roar ot' Tba ap
proaching storm could bo henrd for
fully a quarter of an hoar before its
arrival. Soarcely any damage wai
done, except to chickens aud wild
birds, and no leas than Bixty dead
birds were counted along one mre o?
Pigeon flying contests, which nr-cl
to be so popular at Eastertide in Lon- j
d-;n and di&trict, uro going out ul
BonmauiaiBspokeu of as a po?sibl^
rival to Russia ou tho Black fea, i
FAULTS ?F OBHAEENTATIOS,
A Pica for Architectural Simplicity
Ornamentation may be beautiful in
itself, and when applied to architec
ture may not offend the eye at the
first glance, and yet as one lives within
its presence, grows tiresome and cre
ates resentment. If one bailas a
house and its general lines are strong,
ho should insist, l.cfore everytl ing
else, on a freedom from petty details
of ornamentation. There should be no
tawdry c?micos, flimsy brackets and
spindle work. In design these may
seem attractive, and may bo deemed
necessary to cover bare spaces of stone
or wood; when they ore in place,
however, they prove a torment to the
Bye. In the matter of interior finish
the same rule holds good. There can
aot be but general regret at the pass
ing of tho honest handiwork in wood.
The workman was cn artisan, if not
in artist, and he rarely sinned against
jood taste, everything being in keep
ing nnJ general harmony of design.
One must be chary. Now in the use of
machine work, mouldings and carv
ings are practically turned out by
wholesale without regard to its parti?
liar uso or location, and they fre
quently clash with themselves and
surroundings. There should be plain
:asings and door panels, and no
elaborate base boards if the
jost effects aro to bc ob
aincd; in particular, one should
ruard against ornato mantels and the
'built in corner" cabinets glittering
vith glass or mirrors. Plain wallf.
jive the best background for pictures,
ind artificial Ailments virtually kill
me's furniture, no matter how hand
;omo it may be. The passing of the
ityle of ornamental plaster work ia
natter for congratulation. A simple
?entre piece for the chandelier in a
large room is permissablo, if it is un
obtrusive, but even this is not neces
sary. There is no longer any need for
plaster cornices. These gather dust
ind dirt and consequently bocome un
healthy as well as ug'iy. The modern
method of paper hanging covers tho
break between ceiling and 6ide walls,
and furnishes nn artistic substitute for
thc old timo cornices.
There is a less need for th9 warn
ings over ornamentation at this timo
inasmuch as popular tasto is steadily
moving in tho direction of rich and
simple effect?. Every year brings a
notable improvement in architectural
We illustrate an attractive residence
and describe its principal features as
G eneral Dimensions : Width, through
sitting-room and dining-room, 81 ft.
G ins. ; depth, including veranda, 53 ft.
Heights of Stories: Cellar, 7 ft. 6
ins. ; first story, 9 ft. 6 ins. ; second
story, 9 ft. ; attic, 7 ft.
Exterior Materials : Foundation,
stone ; first story, clapboards ; second
story, gables and roof, shingles.
Interior Finish: Hard, white plas
ter; plaiter cornices and centers in
parlor, dining and sitting-rooms.
Double floor in first story with paper
between finished floor, soft wood.
Trim in hall and vestibule, quartered
oak. Main staircase, oak. Panol
backs under windows in parlor, din
ing-room nnd sitting-room. Pioturo
molding in principal rooms and hall
o? first story. Chair-rail in dining
room. Bath-room and kitchen, wains
ccie.l. Interior woori-work stained to
tu it owner ami finished in hard oil.
Colors; Clapboards, ?spul brown.
Trim, inclu? ing water table, ?
boards, cornices, casings, bands, ver
anda posts md rails, outside blindr,
rain condmtore, etc., chocolate. Oat
fddo doora: [finished with hard oil.
Sashes, Pori peiian red. Veranda riooi
and ceiling*nd all brickwork, oiled,
Wall 8hingis dipped in and brnsl
coated witOight sienna stain. Bool
shingles djfped in and brush coatee
dark red stain.
lations: The principal
their sizes, closets, etc,
the floor plans. Oellai
'hole house, with inside
entrances and conoreto
room finished in attio;
?0 more. Attractive main
liding doors conneot hall
dimng-roosi and sitting
active oircular bay in seo
and on ts i
space for t
I room. At
I range or
I ials and la
I the count
\ not including mantels,
teeter. ' The eittmate is
iw York pri?e 3 for mater
>r. In many eections of
the cst should be lax.
Carrl? a Lion on His Back.
Carrying on ugly lion around on
your baok|ien't a pleasant sort of oc
Jules Seeth, the lion tamer of the
Circus Shjimann, now showing at tho
Industrir?xposition in Berlin, is the
man who raises all this savage responsi
bility ou Hs ahouldore.
And thallon that figures here is the
ugliest heist in the whole show. Herr
Seeth, wh|n. he has finished putting
his gr jup of lions through their paces,
tums ;hem all back to their individual
cages-all save, this one, "Sultan," tho
biggest, fiercest and most intractable
of all the lot.
Herr fifeeth is not a giant, but is
powerfully built and has no end of
couxngojr end the lions aro in utter
drew of him. He makes this great
tawny bfiasi stand motionless tildie he
lifts hin?to his shoulders, and so walks
about tlje cage.
, Inhaling Carbonic Acid.
Pr oj Affig-TT,T],-^ Rfftcfl/v of Tarin,
has if.^A expedition up Monto JKOSS,
alaoTTonnd that the quantity of car
bonic acid exhaled by a . man at a
height of 20,000 feet or so differs
very slightly from what it is at tho
sea level or near it. The Professor
has al JO subjected himself to a rare
fied atmosphere in the Physiological
Institution at Turin, and found that
when the pressure in the air* was still
thirty-four centemeters (about seven
inches) of mercury, ho felt no incon
venience, bnt when it was reduced to
thirty centimeters (about six inches,)
ho felt a great want of breath and be
came unfit to make observations.
Bicycle Attached tu a Balloon.
To the list of foolhardy young men
who ascend by means of hot air bal
loons to great heights at county fairs
and then come down upheld by a par
achute, has been added that of "king
of the air," who came down with a bi
cycle attached to the parachute, und
A RISKY PERFORMANCE.
upon reaching torra firma mounts hi:
wheel, pedals back to the fair groundi
and gives an exhibition of trick rid'
ing. Tho professor's tour is filled foi
the entire season in tho middle West
ern StatcR, provided he comes down al
right until the close of the soasou. -
New York World.
Tho Great Frilled Lizard.
The great frilled lizard, of Westert
Australia, reminds oue in its habit ol
running on its hiud feet alone, am
making a three-toed impression, of th?
extinct dinosaurs which made the fa
mons "bird" tracts of tho Conuecticu
Valley. Instantaneous photograph
are reproduced by Mr. Kent in Na
lure, which are exceedingly striking
It is said that the quivering of th.
aspen's leaves is due to the fact of tb
leaf stalk being flat on the sides, am
go thia about tho middle that thi
lightest breath of wind 6ets all ah
leaves wagging horizontally. A singii
leaf pluoked off and taken by the em
of the leaf-stalk between the thurn!
and forefingers admirably iliustrate
tbs peculiarity of the aspen.
Labst Health ra:'.
Tho latest health fad is paper pil
lows. The paper is tom into ver
d?ftll pieces and then put mto pillqi
sacking of drdling or J got licking
The pillows are very cooling iq hp
[BOME SEASONABLE GARMENT*!
FOR WAR31 WEATHER.
I S'aity Traveling Suit for a Bride
Handsome Waist AVlth Fancy
Collar, Which Is Re
"AY MANTON" says thal
mixed novelty suiting tha ;
shades from tan to tabao
brown made tho natty trav
?ling snit for a bride, t* - vest being o:!
jreen broadcloth and . L full plastron
>f changeable brown and green silk,
_^ _TRAVELING SUIT
Phe stylish ripplo coat back fits with 3
;Iovo like exactness to the waist line, 3
he loose fitting fronts flaring elightly a
.part over tho low cut vest. Broad, c
qttare shaped lapels- stand ont from j
.ach front at the shoulder*, narrow- t
ng to the lower edges where small
hange pockets are inserted on eaoh f
-ide. The full plastron is arranged on t
inner tho BOX pam, mo vcao &?UUB-4
nvisibly over the lower edge of plas- e
ron. Tho high collar and straps in t
ront aro of the mixed goods, lined y
fith silk, that 13 displayed on the f
oiled edge. Stylishly full gigot E
Jeeves aro gathered at the top over t
Ute J linings und plainly completed at 1
.ho wrists. The fashionable skirt is j
ihnped with a narrow front gore, wide
lido and three back gores, or godet?,
hat flare stylishly at the foot in latest
node. The front and sides fit smooth
y at tho top, tho back beiDg arranged
n small box plaits with the placket
inished in the seam at thc right side
)f centre back. The mode is adapted
'or walking, shopping, or general
vear, and will develop stylishly in
jroadcloth, cheviot, tweed, diagonal,
iorgo or crepoD, in plain, mixed br
?hecked varieties. Buttons or other
garniture can be added and the revers
ind vest made of velvet or silk if a
nore elaborate effect is desired.
The quantity of material 4i inches
?vide repaired to make this jacket
basque for a lady having a 36-inch
bnst measure is 3} yards. To make
che skirt it will require of the eauie
width material 6 yards for a 26-inch
LADIES' WAIST WITH FANCY COLLAH.
In the ladies' waist depicted in the
jeoond large engraving flowered
ohallis, violets on a cream ground, is
daintily decorated with valeuoiennes
lace. Tho stylish collar, which is re
movable, is of creamy mull edged with
a frill of lace, headed by insertion. A
?tock of violet ribbon is tied in a bow
at the back of neck and a belt to
match is tied in a bow in front. The
fall fronts and back are stylishly dis
posed over fitted linings and the clos
ing is concealed under the decoration
of lace in centre front. Tho standing
collar has flaring laps of lace and in
sertion joined on at the top. Tho full
lower edges are usually worn under
tho skirt, bnt can bo bolted over if fo
preferred. The full bishop sleeves are
LADIES' WAIST WT
supplied with two seamed linings that
fit the arm comfortably. Gathers at
the top gracefully arrange the iulnjss
of the bishop bice vc, and tho wrists aro
finished with onffs cf insertion und
frills of luce. Tho mode is desirable
for summer wash gowns of lawn.^or
gacdie, batiste, Swiss, gingham, grass
Unen, or other cotton or linen fabrics,
Embroidery can be nsod to trim in
place of the lace here shown.
The quantity of material ?i inches
wide required to make this waist for
a lady having a 36-inch bust measure
ia 2? yards.
HINTS ON EAIBDBESSINO,
Fluffy bangs, and even the coquet
tish waves tbat so graciously couceal
tho imperfections of an ugly forehead,
are, as well as the girl that wears
them, out of date. The mannish girl
is at the height of the fashion, and she ;
is astounding thousands cf her prim- I
mer sisters by parting her hair at the
Absolute severity and simplicity ia !
the motto of the new hairdressing, j
FOR A BRIDE.
Twist or coil or braid or do whatever
rou will with yonr back hair, so long
io the result is modest and mconspicu
ins, but under no circumstances must
.ou venture to impart a feminine curl
o the front looks.
Lady Helen Stewart has set the
ashien over in England, and her
itled friends who are trying to look
nytlllljl.j mm j_J__.
stereotyped frizzes that serve as tue
lodge of English royalty. American
vomen ore beginning to toke up the
od, and the tailor-made girl of the
season promises to be ? model of con
gruity, with tho addition of her man
lish little hats and her Lair newly
ported at tho side.
PARTS niiR HAIR AT THE SIDE,
The new fashion may not be posi
tively becoming to those who are af
flicted with straight locks, but when
the hair has a natural wave the effect
is rather graceful. Tlie girl who
knows tho secret of looking well rises
superior to the most exact i ug fashion
and even transforms a nurely mannish
coiffure so as to oall forth admiration.
-New York World.
THE SAttiOB HAT.
The sailor hat has appeared again
as usual at this time of year, and the
monotony of style is relieved a little
by two shapes instead of one. The
tino straw sailor has a narrower brim
and a higher crown thna the one worn
last season, and thc pretty rough straw
HI FANCX COLLAS.
sailor, with a wider brim and a low i
crown and trimmed with floger* and j
ribbon is ooe of the prettiest hat3
worn. Of course, the sailor propel
has nc trimming except the band, and j
blue, wL'te and browu are the favor
ito colors. Two quills are aIded to
the plain white sailor ?o distinguish
it as a bioyoliog hat.
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SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
A speed of ?fty-ono miles an hour
was reoently attained by a oar on tho
Buffalo and Niagara Talla electric
To be perfectly proportioned it ia
claimed that a man should weigh
twenty-eight pounds to every foot of
Tho peat bogs of Great Britain and
Ireland are estimated to contain fuel
equivalent in heat producing to 4,000,
000,000 tons of coal.
Tho Elkhart (Ind.) Telephone Com
pany is retailing "helos" at fivo centa
per day for residences," and seven
cents for business houses.
According to Boston experta, the
cost of putting trolleys undergound in
that eity would mean an expenditure
of $200,000 per mile of double track"
A test of the eyes of the public
school children of Utica,, N. Y.,:
showed that one-sixth of them had de-.
feet iv 3 vision, and some of them were
almost blind in one eye, without
Experiments made by Chief Fernow
of the United States Division of For
estry, show that largo beama of wood
cut symmetrically develop as much
strength in proportion as the smaller
pieces of selected wood usually em-.
ployed in tests.
It is announced that a specimen of
the angler fish was obtained u short
timo ago close in shore at Lowestoft,
England. The creature measured five
feet in length, and its longest dorsal
ray, br angle, extended to eleven
inohes. The weight waa close upon
A Boston electrician has discovered
a means of generating an extremely
powerful current of electricity by fill
ing an iron pot with caustic soda,
melting it by a gentle heat and im
mersing in it a stick of carbon. When
air is forced through the liquid soda,a
Some interesting discovenos~"nave
recently been made about animal life
in the Hawaiian Islands, lt appears
that all tho land and fresh water sheila
are peouliar to the locality. Fifty
seven out of the seventy-eight species
of birds, and 700 out of the 1000 spe
cies of insects do not exist in any other
portion of the globe.
Of tho many hundred fiber planta
known in the world, only fifteen, ac
cording to O. H. Dodge, are recoge
nized in the United States os of com
mercial importance, and only four of
these-cotton, hemp, palmetto and
Spanish moss-are produced on a
considerable scalo in this country.''
The other commercial fibers that might
bc advantageously grown in some seo- j
tions are flax, jute, sisal hemp, New
Zealand flax, cocoanut, and possibly
"* A Huge Bovine. ?
A monster steer, which is owned by
Mr. Charles Payne, a dealer in wild
animals and curios, at Wichita, Kam,'
is attracting the attention of the curi
ous. Mr. Payno carno into possession
of tho animal, now three years old,
about six months ago. Its growth
since that time has been phenomenal
and the question is asked Mr.. Payne
many times a day: "When is it ever
going to stop growing?" The steer ia
now six feet and four inches high and
eleven feet long, or seventeen feet
long, counting from the tip of its tail.
It weighed only 1800 ponndei three
months ago. Its present weight ia
2300 pounds, and if it conti mes to
grow os it has in the past six months, !
it will some day be os big as a full
grown elephant. Cattlemen pro
nounce it one of the greatest freaks
known in the stock line. They say
it will continue to grow until it is
seven or eight years old, ard that
when it is fully grown it will have at
tained a weight of from four to six
thousand pounds. The giant is per
fectly symmetrical in its development,
and is colored and marked like a Jer
sey. Mr. Pay no has not offered it for
mic, and says he intends to wait and
seo how big it gets.
Only one other such freak has been
known, and that was the famous
"Kausas Queen," avery largo heifer
that was shown around the country as
a sido show attraction and later was
purchased by Adam Forepaugh for
?5000. It had previously ncttod its
owner a profit of $13,000.- St. Louis
An Intensive Calculation.
An Ohio farmer having given a de
tailed account of his operations for a
yeal on a $9000 farm of 1G0 acres,
showing a net return of about $400
after payiug expenses, including the
support of bis family, a South Caro
lina paper rises to Remark that such
farming would not bo regarded aa
profitable in that State. It mentions
tho case of a South Carolina farmer
who netted last year $386 from a sin
gle acre, planted first in tobacco and
then in turnips. This figure applied
to 160 acres would mean profits of
$61,760. Tho average tiller of the soil
would be willing to throw off 860,000
of this amount for his annual net re*
tump, and yet the hint given regard*
icg the possibilities of intensive farm*
ing is clearly applicable to the agri
culture of the future.-St. Louil
IK we arc downright honest with our
own selves, we will of course deal
honestly with others.