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Old V'nclo Fina was a good ole chap,
But ho never seemed fer to care n rap.
If the sun forgot
To rise some day,
m Just like as not
~ Ole Finn would say:
'"Oncommon dark, this here we're In,
But 'taint so bad os it might 'a been.'*
But a big cyclone carno 'long one day,
An' the town was wrecked and blowod
When tho storm bad passed
W?i turned around
And thought at last
Ole Flan bad found
The state o' things he was burled la
About as bad as it might 'a' been.
So wo dug 'im ont o' the twisted wreok
And lifted a rafter off his neck.
He was bruised an' cut,
And a Bitfht to sec;
Ho was ruined, but
He says, says he.
"YTIth a weak look 'round and a smashed up
" 'Taint half so l/ad as it might 'a been I
But after nil, it's the likes o' Finn
Makes this world flt fer livia' iu.
When dav? aro dieur
And "skies are, dark,
It's Rood to hear
Some old cuss bark,
"Now seo here, son !*' with u cheerful grin.
" 'Taint bait so bad as ic might 'a' been !"
\ mi BU i Mil vmnis ?
?IAE rfliuuum IUW?, ?
Sitting on the veranda of his sum
mer residence by an inland lake in
Michigan, surrounded by his family
and guests, the venerable Judge Wat
tles told the strangest story of his
"Immediately following my admis
sion to the bar," he said, "I was made
prosecuting attorney, accepting the
honor as a deserved tribute to my
superior abilities. But you must bear
in mind that this was a good many
years ago in a little valley town in
Pennsylvania, where we were hemmed
in by' the mountains and had few with
whom to compare in the matter of
intelligence or attainments.
"In the criminal annals of the county
there were the evidences of a well
disposed community; and it came as a
startling sensation when Farmer Jen
kins, driving home late one night,
was beaten to insensibility and robbed
of a large sum of money. Here was
work for me, and I went at it with the
zeal of an ambitious beginner. Jen
kins insisted that he would be^ able
16 identify his assailant, seen iii the
dim moonlight that sifted through the
trees,/ describing him as a tall, well
dressed young man with a dark mus
tache and an angry red scar across his
"'Why, I seed that air critter,' de
clared Constable Joe Huskey, 'I kim
on him sudden like yisterday when I
?was fishin' at Punkey Holler crick.
Th' feller war in swimmin' and tole
me he war jist outen the eity fur a
leetle recreation. I'd know him
'icongst a thousan'.'
"By employing competent assistance
from Philadelphia, we ran down our
man, Jenkins and Huskey both recog
nized him at sight. A few days after
the arrest and while I was working on
the case, a handsome; matronly ap
pearing woman walked Into the office,
introducing hersefl as the mother of
the prisoner, who had given the name
of Harry Winter. She bore the unmis
takable marks of refinement, and in a
brief statement, punctuated by con
vulsing*Bohs, assured me that a terri
ble mistake had been made. Harry
wa? her son, her only support, and she
a widow.. He was the soul of honor
and had never given her an hour's
-ta:^-)j??___:He was with her the night
of the assault anr1 robbery. They had
walked for an ho ._.v',n the evening,
after which he realJ*??^?**T. going to
his room at. ll. It^^^^Thvsleo'.
as well as a moral mj^BSEuily ror
him to have done the great wrong laid
at his door. Her story greatly im
pressed me, but there was the positive
identification by Jenkins and the con
"Less than a week later I had an
other caller; a well dressed man who
walked with a limp nd who said he
had been subpoenaed by the defence
to show Winter's good reputation. But
nothing could have surprised him
more, for he knew tne accused to have
a very bad record. He declared that
he had a full confession of that very
crime 'rom thep risoner who had re
lied upon the cripple as a loyal friend
simply because tljey bad met occasion
ally at the, mother's house. This
t^away the doubts that she had
created, convincing me that her cling
ing love had overcome her regard for
the truth. I gained a promise from the
cripple that he would say nothing till
called to the stand by the other side.
"When the prosecution had- made
his case at the trial I was entirely
satisfied. Just after Jenkins and Hus
key had sworn point blank as I knew
they would, word reached me that
there was a private detective In the
court room who wanted Winter for a
crime committed in New York. This
was help from an unexpected source,
and i soon had it before the jury that
the Ugly scar on Winter's cheek was
made by a man defending his home
against burglars. There was not a
weak link in the chain of evidence
that had been coiled about him.
"On his behalf the testimony of the
weeping mother made a deep impres
sion, but I was confident that the spell
she had put upon the 12 men sitting
in Judgment would yield to the cool de
liberations of che jury room. After
several unknown witnesses had given
testimony tending to show that Winter
had led a reputable life, the man who
had called upon me limped to the
Eland, and I must confess that I re
joiced" at the anticipated confusion o?
"But there was a most unaccounta
ble intervention. No sooner was the
oath administered to the witness rV-n.
a voice from overhead^jen elec
warned him to reinemb c*l*p<.
made the sacred pro- ?taTe
Maker to tell nothi?y WOuijJ( t. ath.
The prisoner drop arid r -ily into
his chair, the jurym ,ent white as
ghosts and the judg.'cast a troubled
look about the ceiling as if to detect
the bold offender. 'Order in the
court' was gruffly demanded and the
case proceeded. The first material
question asked was as to the charac
ter of the prisoner, and that same
phantom voice this time from the rear
of the judge, called the collapsed wit
ness, by name and said in measured
tones: 'Remember that the pains and
penalties of perjury are not inflicted
in this world alone, but are imposed
through all eternity.'
. "The court whirled and gasped with
a terror that his pride sought vainly
to conceal. An unknown dread was
upon me and jurymen were stricken
with fright. Hardheaded and practi
cal old farmers as they were, the su
perstition that had Iain dormant and
dying through generations was quick
ened into life. But. it was the wit
ness who cringed and stared as
though in the presence of death. He
admitted a bitter enmity toward the
prisoner whose liberty he had meant
to SM ear away, though called in his
behalf, and wound up by not only
swearing, that hinter was a model
young man, oat that he was seen
walking with his mother by the wit
ness on the night in question.
"I felt the ground slipping from
under me, but the dramatic climax was
yet to come. From an open door into
one of the small adjacent rooms hur
ried an excited man with striking feat
ures and blazing eyes. ? He rushed to
the prisoner, embracing him as a fa
ther might have done, and then de
manded, rather than requested, that
his evidence mignt be taken. It was
to the effect that he had been a cap
tain in the Mexican war, that Winter,
then a mere boy, was a drummer
whom the captain loved as a father;
that when he was shot from his horse
in a charge, the boy gallantly fought
back the murderous Mexicans till
stronger assistance could come, and
that there he had received the wound
which left such a ghastly scar. The
impetuous witness even got in a state
ment that there must be some vile
conspiracy against Winter and wanted
to confront the private detective. But
he had disappeared. The jury ac
quitted without retiring, and I thought
their verdict a righteous one.
"One evening some years later, when
south on business, I found time heavy
on my hands and dropped into a place
of amusement. I was indifferently in
terested until uiat voice of the courl
room, which still haunted my mem
ory, came from an upper corner of the
hall. I felt like running, but, turning
to the stage, I saw my hero of the
Mexican war. He tipped me a rec
ognition, and later went with me to
the hotel. There, under pledge of se
crecy, he gave me the Inside facts of
that mysterious trial.
"The alleged mother, the alleged de
tective, the alleged captain, the crip
ple and Winter were all members of
a shrewd gang of crooks operating in
the east. Winter had committed the
robbery and his pals had put up an
elab?rate scheme which saved him.
They enjoyed many a^ laugh over the
manner in which they had 'done' the
.Rubes' up in my country. Winter
was then doing a life sentence. The
mother was dead, the detective fled
from the country and the cripple went
with him. The captain was one of
the best ventriloquists of the day, and
had become a professor who made an
tonest living. It was his voice,
thrown at will, that left us simple
folks thinking that we had encoun
tered the supernatural."-Waverly
OIL WELLS AND EARTHQUAKES.
A Sneeentlon That tho 1>1?I urbmces Muy
Bo Canned by Letting Ont Ga?.
One of the most disastrous earth
quakes of recent times is that report
ed from Russia Transcaucasia. The
town of Shamaka has been practically
destroyed, only a dozen houses being
left standing, while a population of
25,000 has been rendered homeless.
The number of fatalities is as yet un
known. Perhaps it never wil be cor
rectly determined, for the fissured
earth swallowed up some of the vic
tims, and others are burled in ruins
where they never may be disturbed.
Over 300 bodies had been recovered at
the latest accounts.
To the student of seismic phenomena
the interesting and suggestive feature
in the Shamaka earthquake is that it
has occurred in the neighborhood of
tho Baku oil district-the EM^-"^
ductive field-ia the world, not except"-"
lng that of Beaumont, in Texas. It is.
furthermore, a section of the world
which has hitherto been exempt from
these phenomena. The scientific in
quirer will naturally search for a
cause, for cause and effect go together
In the scientific analysis of all phe
nomena. As the great natural oil res
ervoir tapped by the oil wells of Baku,
on the shores of the Caspian sea, locat
ed under the site of Shamaka, and has
the tremendous drain of mineral oil
from the same caused a void and a
subsequent shrinkage in the earth's
crust in that neighborhood? The in
quiry is not far-fetched. It is usually
assumed that water takes the olace of
the oil withdrawn from the measures,
filling the vacuum created by the lat
ter's withdrawal; but if the water, be
ing more tenuous, should find an inde
pendent vent elsewhere, the vacuum
created by ttys draining of the mineral
oil would remain, and a shrinkage of
the unsupported crust of the earth
would naturally follow s? mer or later.
It has been suggested that the tap
ping of the oil measures In the south
ern part of this state has relieved the
mineral oil-bearing formations from
the pressure of the gas created in them,
and thc possible subterranean gas ex
plosions produced by excessive press
ure, and thus removed one of the sup
posed causes of earthquakes in that
section. There may be nothing in the
theory, but it has been observed that
the Los Angeles district has been not
ably exempt from seismic disturbances
since the oil measures were tapped and
vent given to the gases generated in
them. Likewise, the theory that thc
Shamaka earthquake was due to the
drain on the pstroleum reservoirs in
the Caucasus by thc Baku wells may
be entirely at fault. But the two phe
nomena seem to invite the attention of
the scientist, and open a new field for
the study of seismic disturbances.
San Francisco Chronicle.
PEARLS OF THO JCHT.
It is not easy lo flatter people who
do not flatter themselves.
The smaller the intellectual fountain
the more continuously does it squirt.
The false witness, of his fees affords^
opportunity for true witnessing XfP
Politeness towards "cubs" pays.
Boys are more gallant than the un
One of the most prevalent hallu
cinations is that of those persons who
think they are overworked.
- One whose heart is .filled with God's
love never refuses food to one whose
stomach is filled with nothing.
There are quite a number of people
whose chief objection to sinecures is
the fact that other people have them.
Many a man after attaining a high
position forgets all about the laws of
gravity until it is everlastingly too
Success Is seldom attained before the
seeker's feet are stone-bruised and his
hands blistered by climbing the steeps
Society may wear a new face; cus
toms may vary; rules and standards, i
like human opinions, may change. But
the soul and its life, man's religious !
aspirations and his religious activi? I
California is the only state, .produc
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"Minnie has a good heart"
"Yes; just as soon as she heard
about the poverty of that Bagg street
family she sent them such a lovely
bouquet"-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Russia now possesses a school of mili
How Mrs. Brnco, a Noted Opera
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Proof That Many Operations
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" DE AB MRS. PnrrciTAM : - Travelling;
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MRS. G. URUCi?.
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The fertilizer ap
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On going to Ripper one evening; my board
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The parson in the pulpit
Expounding of his views,
Hears never any creaking soles
Since folks wear Red Seal Shoes.
A Fiible ltetold.
Have you heard of the kid with tho Hon's
How he stood on the roof one day,
And defiantly railed at a grim gray wolf,
Who was passing by chanco that way?
Tho incident hnppenod in Aesop's time,
And tho old man wrote lt down
So that young and old over afterward
Might read this tale of renown.
The kid fairly pelted tho old gray wolf
With epithets fierce and strong,
Called him renegade, murderor, thief and
Thon vaun tingly cried "begone !"
"You are wise," said the wolf, "that you
choose your time,
And a place that ls high aud dry.
Fare you well, valiant kid, wo will meet
When you fall from your eminence high."
-New York Mail and Express.
A Dollv'd D-.ty.
Lotta's dol.'les. Belle and Violet, sat
on the sofa fucing one another. Lotta
had gone to sleep, forgetting to put her
babies to bed, and now every one
was safe in Dreamland and the dollies
"Oh, dear, how tired I feel," said
Belle, yawning. "What a lot of things
I did to-day!"
"Did you?" said Violet. "I've been
in bed till supper time with a head
ache. Tell rae what happened to you."
"Well, let me see." Belle said, with
a tired smile. "First I was sick and
couldn't get up, and Lotta fussed over
me and sent for Doctor Tommy. He
looked wise and gave me all sorts of
queer medicines. I didn't mind them,
for Lotta took them all for me. Then
the doctor decided my leg was broken,
and he had to cut it off-make believe
cut it off, you know. What a time
there was over that leg!"
"When Lotta got tired of that, she
thought that I ought to marry that
cross old china soldier on the mantel
piece. He is such a stiff fellow, and I
know he doesn't like me, he kept
frowning so all the time. I don't
think he Avas ever married before,
while ? have been married a great
many times and to a different person
every time. After that we kept house
under the piano, and had all sorts
of troubles, squabbles, fires and every
thing. I think we ended up with an
earthquake just before lunch."
"You poor thing," said Violet, "I
don't wonder you're tired. I hope that
"No," said Belle, sadly shaking her
head, "it wasn't. After lunch Lotta
and I went for a walk, and it made me
so sleepy looking at all the windows of
all thc toy stores when Lotta held me
up to them. When we came home she
sat down to sew on some new clothes
for me and I had to stand up to bc
tried-on and fitted. My, how tired I
was! I fell over several times. I think
I must be getting-worn-out."
"No wonder," said Violet. "There
she's asleep. I guess I'll sleep, too,
and we'll hope for a better tomorrow."
l'omuniiinn of Mr?. l*etlT.
Mrs. Betty was an important person
age in Miss Hunter's out-of-town "Es
tablishment for Young Ladies," and
when it became known that she was
falling off in her special line, ther was
much anxiety. Even Miss Hunter,
who knew everything was at her wits'
"c?u." Ivirs. J?etty was apparently well
and seemed to have nothing on her
mind, but she was not doing her duty
and neither argument nor persuasion
could force her. She had one virtue,
however; she was fond of young
people, always looking round and nodd
ing when the girls came to inquire
how she was, and it was on Mildred's
visit early one morning that a sudden
discovery was made which wrought
a strange and speedy cure. Indeed,
Mrs. Betty has Mildred to thank, for
otherwise she might have lost a good
On this particular day she heard Mil
dred singing, and thc sweet childish
voice had a remarkable effect upon
her; she turned her head and gazed
at her visitor with a pleased express
ion in her mild eyes. It was evident
she had an car for music; the much
enduring maid grew excited, for Mrs.
Betty seemed more like her old docile
"Go on with your singing, Miss Mil
dred," she cried; "it's like old times
it is. See!" and she pointed to the
pail now rapidly filling with rich milk,
which up to this moment Mrs. Betty
had refused to yield in any but the
smallest quantities. Much elated, Mil
dred sang on, Mrs. Betty's dun-colored
head moving rythmically to the music,
as she stood patiently under the maid's
skillful hand. By this time a crowd of
girls and teachers had gathered in the
cow shed to wonder at the result
"It is certainly strange," said Miss
Hunter, "I've heard that in Switzer
land this peculiarity among cows is
well known; all the milkmaids are
good singers. We shall have to teach
you, Bridget," she added, with a smile.
"Shurc, an' the young leddies can
do me job, ma'am," answered Bridget,
with a grin, and her suggestion was
followed enthusiastically, the " girls
begging to take turns, and thus it has
proved beyond a doubt that music had
a melting influence and filled the milk
ing pail. So it was decided to give
Mrs. Betty the singing class.-New
York Mail and Express.
Wild Anim il? In lim Snow.
Pandemonium brook loose at day
light in thc New York Zoological Park,
in the Bronx.
All night the six watchmen had been
patrolling the dens, yards and cages
ready to rescue any of the animals
overcome by thc snow, but the big
snowstorm demonstrated, that the ani
mals are better able to take care of
themselves than the watchmen are.
When daylight crept through the
park and the wild creatures realized
the depth of snow the rejoicing among
them amounted to a riot. The wolves
howled till they were heard at Tre
mont, a mile away.
There was a six-foot drift in the
den of the Alaskan bears, and they
discovered a way to climb up on the
hill and jump down into the drift.
They went out of sight every time
and came floundering ont as white as
flour. One jumped on another's head,
and then there was a fight in thc snow
that looked like a Canadian Pacific
rotary snow plough in full action.
When the watchmen went around to
the buffalo range the great beasts
were not in sight. Instantly there was
excitement. Out in the field were a
series of little mounds of snow. The
buffaloes must have frozen!
But when a watchman had climbvi
into the yard and had careiesly kick
ed into one of the piles of snow he
came to the sudden realization that tit*
animals were very much alive.
With a bellow Black Beauty and
Romeo jumpe 1 to their feet, shook off
the ?now drifts and pursued their dis
turbers to the fence. They had been
enjoying their nap under the warm
snow and' wcro angry at being dis
After a wh'.lc they lay down again
and the snow once more drifted over
them and covered them, only a little
round hole showing where their breath
The elk and moose raced wildly
through the snow. charging everything
in sight. The timber wolves fought
each other in the deep drifts. The
mild-eyed prong-horned antelopes
rolled in the deepest part of their yards
and went fast asleep with the snow
drifting over them. The foxes roll
ed over till their fur was full of snow.
-New York World.
.Tuck, the Tnlklnj Crow.
In the northern part of Connecticut
is a lovely little lake, almost four miles
in length. It sparkles in the sunshine
like a blue ribbon striped with silver.
On the north are mountains, tall and
woody, on the western bank many
hotels and cottages where people
from thc city come to rest during the
summer. They row their boats for
pleasure, and catch fish in the bright
water, or gather lilies with golden
hearts, and greatly enjoy the lifo on
the lake among the hills. On the east
ern shore are fine and productive
farms, which furnish good things for
thc people in the hotels and cottages.
Mr. Bseman's farm was at the north
east corner of the lake. He was a car
penter as well as farmer, and had a
shop near one of his farms, where he
did all sorts of work with his valu
able tools. He had contrived an ar
rangement to catch fish, too, that was
not only a convenience to him. but
a great source of profit. Near
his farm was the beginning of the
stream called the Asptuck. This is
the outlet of the lake.and rushes along
through the valley with considerable
force. Many mills are run by it
saw mill, grist mills and cider mills.
The trap Mr. Becman constructed
was designed to catch the fish alive.
The trap was so arranged that they
entered a box-like affair, from which
they could not escape. The water
flowed through it and the fish apparent
ly were contented and could be caught
at any moment. Mr. Bee.nan supplied
some of the hotels with bass, pickerel,
suckers and ells. It was a Lourcflj
income to him and no trouble, atflcW
he had to do was to open the door at
thc top of the trap and take out what
ever was needed.
Some time ago Mr. Beeman thought
his fish were not so abundant as they
should bc, so he determined to watch
for the thief. At last he saw a flock
of crows stealing some of the fish out
of the trap. They would wait for a
shiny beauty to come to the top of
the trap, then seize it and fly off
with it. The farmer brought his gun
and shot several of the crows; one was
merely lamed, as he was a very hand
some fellow he fitted thc ring to his
leg with a little chain attached and
fastened thc chain to a post where
Master Crow could sit at his ease. He
.fed him and called him Jack. Jack
grew very tame after a little, and Mr.
Beeman grew very fond of him. He
fed him himself, and always bade him
"Jack," he would say, "Say 'Good
Jack would cock up his head and
snap hi?. bill over and over again; but
no sound came. When Mr. Beeman
gave him his food he repeated
... -.... ?u.Cittl LIUiOS, UUL lUc Oll'U
made no sound.
This went on for a long time, and
Jack had never uttered a word. Mr.
Beeman clipped Jack's wings so he
could not fly, and gave him his liberty.
He thought perhaps the bird would
be happier free. One morning as he
went out. to find Jack he did not see
him as usual, and called "Jack! Jack!"
All at once over his head he heard
a hoarse and plaintive cry of "Jack!
Jack! Jae kV'
He was very much surprised and
could hardly believe it was Jack really
j speaking: but it was. Jack was in
i trouble. He had flown into some
i bushes, and was so caught that he
j could not free himself. Mr. Beeman
; went to thc rescue. Jack, solemn as
! ever, hung by one of his legs; in a
j short time he would have been dead.
No doubt he was glad to bc rescued,
j for as Mr. Beeman took him out of the
j briers, and smoothed his gloosy feath
ers, he opened his mouth -;^ral times,
j and said "Morning, morning; thanks,
thanks; Jack Jack!"
People came from far and near to
hear Jack speak. He was never shy,
but those three words were the only
ones he ever said. He began to be
very mischievous, and stole all the
keys he could find.
The farmer ono day missed the key
of his tool chest. He got another,
and that was taken. The neighbors
j began to complain of losing little
j things, and at last Jack was discovered
j in the act of taking a door key. He
I was watched and followed. Chatter
ing and muttering his three words,
"Jack," "Morning" and "Thanks," he
hopped over to a corner of the garden
and tug away for some time. Then
he went to his perch and fell asleep.
Mr. Beeman went lo investigate the
corner of the garden, and such an
array of stolen articles he found there!
keys, spoons, bits of tin - anything
bright that had attracted Jack had been
Poor Jack! his day of freedom was
short. Once more the ring was put
upon his leg, and the little chain fas
tened to a tree. His proud spirit re
sented the loss of his liberty, and he
became sullen and peevish. His bill
snapped sometimes, and he seemed
about to speak, but he never did. Mr.
Beeman kept him, however, and gave
him the best of care as long as he
lived.-New York Mail and Express.
Como to Ita for Cur?.
The coal minent of ICew South
Wales have been suffering from the
same trouble as our own, the short
supply of cars at thc mines and the
delay in transporting coal to cosum
ing points. In New South Wales there
is only one party to blame, the rail
reads being owned by the state; and
thc responsible minister has been
bombarded with complaints according
ly. His explanations indicate a growth
cf traffic, for he says that the railroad
department has been hampered by con
tractors' delays in delivering 40 new
locomotives and 1250 cars ordered es
pecially for the coal traffic. Of tho
cars it may be noted that 450 are stee/
cars built in thc United States. They
are smaller than are usually employed
herc, their capacity being only 15
tons each.-Engineering and Mining
The naming of a Japenese baby is
not simply thc bestowal of a name
upon it soon after its birth, hy which
lt sha!l be known during its life-time.
The name of a Japencse is changed at
various periods of his life.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY".
Adrenalin, the newly-discovered ac
tive principle of the suprarenal glands,
will not become a common drug.
Every pound made requires the glands
of 14,000 cattle, each single gland
weighing but two-fifths of an ounce
and yielding but one quarter of a grain
of adrenalin. The new product has
promised much as astringent, opium
Experimental proof has lately been
obtained of the repulsive force of light,
Which is deducible from Maxwell's
electro-magnetic theory of light. The
value obtained from thc experiments
indicates the probable correctness of
that deduced from theory. This result
of he experiments is not merely con
firmatory of Maxwell's theory, '?ut,
what is of especial Interest to astrono
mers, it supports Arrhenius' theory of
comets' tails, namely, that they consist
of finely divided matter emitted from
the head of the comet and driven from
lt by the force of the solar light.
In a lecture given recently before the
Royal Geographical Society Dr. Vaugh
an Cornish said that during storms
waves with periods of from eight to ll
seconds were obr .wed, with lengths
from 328 feet to 620 feet. A ten-second
wave was 512 feet long. The sides of
these waves had an average slope of
not less than 1 in 10. A set of such
waves would have a height of 25 feet,
but there was generally a "swell" run
ning at the same time, which increased
the total rise and fall of the water.
It made the waves irregular, and caus
ed waves of much larger size than 25
feet to recur not infrequently.
Coloring glass by penetration, as M.
Leon Lemal calls his interesting pro
cess, offers varied and attractive re
sults. Silver salt in small quantity,
but varying wi.h the intensity of color
desired, ls placed upon the surface of
the glass, which is then heated to 500
degrees or 550 degrees, baking for five
minutes, giving a yellow stain to a
depth of 150th of an inch, which is
increased to a 15th of an inch in eigh
teen hours. The yellow shows a beau
tiful greenish or bluish flourescence in
reflected light. Lace patterns can be
transferred to glass by this method,
colored monograms may be obtained,
and even collodion negatives may
?e printed in various colors. Silver
Q? copper g*re a red, white gold and
iron salts hit ve been used for other
A remarkable instance of a battery
of accumulators working under water
was recently given at the municipal
electric plant in Munich. The station
is situated on an island in the Isar,
and during the flood the water covered
the batteries. According to thc Scien
tific American, one of the batteries
which ran the car lines was completely
cut out, and lt was thought that the
oil er, which furnished light, would
have to be treated in the same way.
The flywheels of the engines were half
in thc water. Nevertheless, as it was
almost indispensable to light at least
the principal streets of the city, it
was decided to try to operate the sub
merged battery. The attempt was suc
cessful, and the battery, which had
been constructed to give 6000 ampere
hours with a 60u-ampero discharge,
was able to furnish 4000 ampere-hours
during the night. The remainder was
lost in discharges in the water.
Since the London county council
took to buying and managing their own
tram-cars, they have materially as
sisted the taxpayers with the profits
therefrom. The report for the work
ings of the municipal trams for the
past twelve months shows that the
"rates." as local taxes are generally
called in England, have been" assist
ed" to the extent of ?GIG.OOO by the
profits of the past year an advance
of $145.000 over the assistance given
from the same source during the pre
vious 12-month. At present the Lon
don county council, which is made up
of delegates from all sections of the
great metropolis, and legislates on
matters which are of greater scope
than mere district questions, owns
all thc tram lines on the north (or
Strand) side of the Thames, and those
on the south ( or Surry) side as well.
The latter they operate with a com
plete staff of their own officers and
employes, but the northern lines arc
at present leased to several compan
ies at fixed prices, the total being a
trifle over $375,000 a year.
Patrick, a thrifty tradesman lr the
neighborhood of the Dublin docks, was,
the story goes inTit-Bits, a man who
never spent a penny more than he
needed to spend; but he was, never
theless, as good a man at the making
of an Irish bull as any who lived be
tween Bantry -and Ballycastle.
Having one day occasion to send a
letter to a place at some distance. Pat
rick called a messenger and asked him
his price ior going such a distance.
"It'll bc a shillin'," said tho man.
"Twice too much!" said Patrick.
"Let it be sixpence."
"Nlvver," answered the messenger.
"The way is that lonely that I'd niv
ver go it under a shillin'."
"Lonely, it is?" said Patrick,
scratching his head. "Faith, an' ye're
roight. Now, man, I'll tell ye what
we'll do; make it sixpence, and I'll go
wid ye to kape ye company!"
Mnjor Audi o n* Toot ntul Ari Ut.
The unfortunate Major Andre, who
fascinated so many Philadelphia girls
during the revolution, was something
of a poet and something of an artist,
as witness the little exhibition of his
work in the Philadelphia Library. An
autograph poem, rather graceful in its
form and rather fresh in its senti
ment, is there, and beside it are a
number of silhouettes that the young
man cut. The poem is dedicated to a
young woman, and, if the lines are
true, she was a very beautiful person,
tnough she has been dust for many
years now. The silhouettes are of
British army officers, and seem to
as vigorous and full of character as
that slight form of art admits of. It
was Major Andre, by the way, who
painted the scenery and drop curtain
I of the old Southwark Theatre on South
street below Fifth.-Philadelphia Re
A Husband to Itrliev? I.onol Ines*.
A woman from Southern California,
who wrote to a New York house for a
book of instructions on knitting and
crocheting, said: "I live alone on a
farm and sometimes it is so dreary I
almost go crazy. Perhaps the knitting
will help to pass the time, but I would
rather have a husband. It you know
a man who is not m^ve than 50 years
old, in good health, willing to work
and who has a good temper, will you
let me know. I wouldn't be so lonely,
I think, if i had a husband. I enclose
10 cents for the book on knitting."
New York Pref
(A scene of the near future.)
Stage Manager (to assistant)
They are calling for the author. Is
the Iron curtain'down?
Stage Manager-And the emergency
Stage Manager-Is the author In his
coat ot mall?
Assistant-Yea, slr. Two supers are
Stage Manager-I think we might
venture to put him in front. I insured
his life last week.-London Punch.
Mr. Manley-Well, darling, I've had
my Hfe insured for $5,000.
Mrs. M.-How very sensible of you!
Now I sha'n't have to keep telling you
to be so careful every place you go to.
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During the past few years many attempts
have been made to reach the North Pole by
ship, but on account of tho ioe have all been
failures. It would seem, therefore, that the
only way to reach the coveted spot ls by tho
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