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Clinkum Clankum lives In a tower,
Lives in a belfry airy and cool,
And every morning he rings the boar
for little children to go to school.
dinkum Clankum lives in a tower,
Greenly clad with a whispering vine,
And every noon he rings the hour
For little children to go and dine.
Clinkum Clankum lives in a tower,
And the stars are beautiful ?.ver his
And ever}' evening he rings the hour
7~.>r little children to go to bed.
Origin of the Name "Puss."
A great many years ago the people
of Egypt, who had many idols, wor
shipped the cat among others. They
thought she was like the moon, be
cause she was more active at night,
andi because her eyes changed like the
moon, which is sometimes full and at
other times only a light crescent, or,
as we say, a half moon. Did you ever
notice pussy's eyes changer So they
made an idol with a cat's head and
named it Pasht! The same name they
gave to the moon, for the word means
the face of the moon.
The word has been changed to
"Pas" and "Pus," and has come at
last to be "Puss," thc name most of
us give to the cat Puss and pussy cat
are pet names for kitty anywhere now.
Whoever thinks of the name as given
to her thousands of years ago and
peopl9 thea bowed down and prayed
to her.-Washington Star.
The Cricket and the Lion.
One day the lion was out walking
in the wood. As he was stepping near
an old rotten log, he heard a tiny
voice say: "Oh, please, don't step
there! That's my house, and with one
step more you will destroy it"
The lion looked down andi saw a lit
tle cricket sitting on the log. He
roared: "And is it you, weak little
creature, that dare, tell me where to
step? Don't you know that I am kins
of the beasts?"
"You may be king of the beasts,
but I am king of my house; and I
don't want you to break it down, king
ot- no king."
The lion was amazed at such dar
"Don't you know, you weakling,
that I could smash you and your house
and all your relatives with one blow
of my paw?"
"I may be weak, but I have a cousin
no bigger than I who can master you
in a fight"
"Oh, ho! Oh, ho!" laughed tho lion.
"Well, little boaster, you have that
cousin here tomorrow, and if he docs
not master me I'll crush you and your
house and your cousin altoether."
The next day the lion came back to
the same spot and roared, "Now,
boaster, bring on your valiant cous
Pretty soon he heard a buzzing near
his ear. Then he felt a stinging. "Oh!
oh!" he cried. "Get out of my ear!"
But the cricket's cousin, the mos
quito, kept on stinging and stinging.
With 3very sting the lion roared^_
TscraicuerT ms eay^^Mf?pt on
around. But the mojjpgcricket sat
stinging and stinkugBTon. At last he
on the log, and^^re you satisfied to
said, "Mi^rinse alone?" "Yes, any
leave Anything," roared the lion, "if
?u>*will only get your cousin out of
'my ear!" So the cricket called the
mosquito off and then the lion went
away, and never bothered them any
The Art of Stilts.
The best stilts are made to fasten
to the legs, so that the hands and
arms are left free.
Any boy with a few,tools can make
a good pair of stilts in half an hour.
Two plain straight strips of wood,
strong enough to bear his weight will
make the standards; they should be
long enough to reach to the top of
the shoulders when mounted.
For a beginner the footpiece should
not be more than 14 inches from the
ground-a small boy might do well to
put them lower still, for one finds it
necessary to step off and on a good
many times in learning to stilt.
The footpiece is nailed or screwed
to the standard, from which it pro
jects at riht angles on the inner side,
just far enough to give a comforta
ble rest to the foot. It should be sup
jects at right angles on the inner side,
In mounting stilts of this kind., rest
. the ends on the ground, grasp the
handles so as to bring them behind
the shoulders, set the left foot in
place and spring up, bringing the
right foot into its rest while in the
air. Hold the. standards close to the
shoulders all the time with the hands
against the hips.
It is necessary to move forward at
once after mounting, because it is easi
er to walk than to stand still.
Smooth, hard ground is the thing for
these early exercises.
After a boy can go freely and) far
and fast with these stilts he may be
graduated into the use of stilts that
are strapped firmly to the legs, leav
ing hands and arms free.
With these the footpiece can be put
three and four feet from the ground.
To carry a long light pole will be
a great convenience; it is a help in
fording streams and on rough ground
and for resting.
The French peasants in Germany
are the most celebrated stilt walkers
in the world. Stilts are as common as
shoes in the marshy country there, and
many a peasant mounts his stilts from
the roof of his house in the morning
and does not take them off till he
goes to bed at night.-New York Press.
Tommy's "Thinking Trips."
It did seem good to Tommy to be In
the convalescent ward. There was
more to see, and there were visitors.
One ot these, a blue eyed girl, had left
a zrrap book and it was almost Tom
my's turn to have it. He had asked
to have it last
When he tokUjtiss Clara, the eurse,
that he ''mh^MH^nt to take some
trips," shejfl H?and smiled. She
and Torn^B Bbb fast friends.
At lajfl K turn to take
th&jM?? HB Miss Clara
and see! Two children come out of
the house and cry, "Oh, there's a love
ly butterfly!" And they chase the
butterfly creature out across the soft
lawn and into the field beyond, all
spangled with daisies. And the little
girl says, "Let's pick the daisies."
So the butterfly rests on a big sway
ing blossom, then flies on, on, into
the grove, where the sunshine makes
patchwork on the needles instead of
the needlese making the patchwork,
and where a little brook sings to it
self. But the butterfly loves sunshine
and away it sails over into the blue
berry pasture, and ever so many chil
dren, picking berries, call, "Did you
ever see a prettier butterfly?" And
one of them-O dear!
Tommy started up, forgetting for
the instant that it was only a think
ing trip, and then he really laughed
when he saw the pretty picture but
terfly safe on the scrap book page.
The next picture was a locomotive.
Tommy shut his eyes again.
There were high buildings now, and
the train was going by some back
yards where children played and
clothes were drying in the sun.
The brown eyes opened with a smi!e
"My mother has come and wants to
see my little friend Tommy," Miss
Clara was saying. "She has the book
I told you I'd ask her to bring. I'll
read out of it some day."
"Oh, I thank you," cried Tommy,
feeling overwhelmed) with riches.
"Tommy," she said, peeping into the
scrap book, as she took that, too, "I
see an elephant!" *
"Oh, there will bc jungles!" cried
Tommy in delight-Youth's fompan
Birthday of Miss Hartley.
Miss Hartley sat by ner sunny win
dow, her lap full of pretty girlish
notes. Her dim eyes were full of
tears, as she looked wistfully out on
the old-fashioned garden, which had
marked so many springtimes for her.
It might be the last spring she would
ever see it again. S'he was growing
feeble, and was no longer able to
teach, as she had done lor so many
years. There was nothing to live
upon if her hands and brains were
idle, so the house had been sold the
She .was quite alone in the world,
without kith or kin; but the dear,
quaint old lady was beloved by gener
ations of pupils, whom she had taught
ir* the little town.
The piles of notes in her lap were
birthday greetings, a day aher.d of
time, to be sure. Her girls had in
vited themselves to luncheon, and a
day was scarcely a long enough no
tice. In spite of the pleasure their
coming would give her, Miss Manley
could not help some anxious specula
tions as to ways and means to pro
vide for 12 hearty, happy, hungry
girls, whose delight had always been
-"a spread' at Miss Hartley's."
She could not longer afford
"spreads," but she would do the best
she could, trusting to the girls' offer
ings to eke out her scanty supply.
Meantime, the girls were in quite a
flutter of excitement, and their mam
j mas, who had also been "girls" once,
? were almost as excited. _
By half-past twelve on Miss Hart
ley's birthday, a. flock ot bright-faced
sweetly dressed little maidens pre
sented themselvese at the well known
front door, to be welcomed by an
eager, smiling hostess, who looked
quainter- than ever in her gray silk
gown and beribboned cap. Thc girls'
Otterings proved substantial Indeed,
so that when they sat down to lunch
eon it was at a groaning table, and
laughter and talk flowed merrily,
while the dear old lady forgot her
worries, and joined in the fun.
"Now tell us all about the house,"
said Alice Dent," who, being the oldest
of the dozen, was naturally the spokes- j
"There's nothing much to tell, my
dear," said Miss Hartley, with a lit
tle quiver in her voice, "it was sold
"Sold!" they echoed incredulously.
"Yes, the business was concluded
yesterday, and the sum paid for it
will make me comfortable for the rest
of my life. I ought to be very hap
py, but-but it's hard to get used to a
new place at my age. I'm 65 today."
"A health to 65!" cried Alice, rais
ing her glass of water. Every girl
enthusiastically followed her exam
ple, and the old lady's eyes filled with
"And now," said Alice, "I'm going to
make a speech."
"Hear, hear!" cried the others, and
they settled themselves to listen.
"Once there was a dear, sweet lady,
whom everybody loved," here Alice
bowed to Miss Hartley. "Sae had
spent long years in teaching, and at
the close of every school year, there
had been a great time, for diplomas j
and medals and prizes of books, were
awarded for excellence in standing.
All the graduates, of course, received
diplomas, and . though they drifted
away, married-and had daughters of
their own-they kept their diplomas
carefully, for they loved their dear
schooi teacher, and remembered her
gentle influence and sent their daugh
ters to her in after years. But one
day a queer thing happened; the ta
bles were turned-for the teacher de
cided to graduate; so at the time she
appointed there was a grand luncheon
and her 12 pupils who were invited or
rather who invited themselves, de
cided to present her with a diploma.
Elsie bring it in."
Elsie, who was the youngest, and,
therefore the messenger, ran out, re
turning in a few moments with a joy
Interesting looking box^_M^|^#k
off the cover-and *Jpj^B^ediplo
ma-rolled as ^nplomas are, and
tied with a huge white bow, with 12
lond ends-one for each girl.
At a signal from Alice they all
arose, and each taking her end, car
ried it in state to Miss Hartley, and
placed it in her hands.
"You are to open it," said Alice.
"There may be some mistakes; you
know we never made out a diploma
Miss Hartley smiled and obeyed,
drawing off the complicated bow with
old maid precision.
But as her eye? fell upon the con
tents of the paper-she gave a cry
which was as girlish as any of her
pupils, and stretched out her hands.
"Oh, my girls!" she- cried. "What
have I done to deserve this?"
They could not answer, because of
such a queer feeling in their throats;
they could only cling to her as one by
one she held them close-for the
"diploma" was the deed to the dear
old home. and. the hames of every pu
pil she had ever taught were signed
to the gift.-Pittsburg Dispatch.
The farmers o' Russia own 35,000/
acres out of 267,000,000 acres.
A KAILBOAD WRECKER.
ALWAYS ON CALL AND HAS THE
RIGHT OF WAY. . .
When the Siren Squeals and Screeches
the Crew Starts on a Run-Many
Wrecks Which the Public Doesn't
"We give them a clear track and
a 70 or a 75-mlle-an-hour engine and
the wrecking master does the rest,"
iiaid the yardmaster, knocking the ash
es out of his pipe and leaning com
fortably in his old revolving chair.
"All the wreckmaster knows is that at
such and such a po.'nt on the road such
and such a train, so and so many cars,
bas been smashed. It's his business to
get to the place fast as steam can carry
him and to clear the main line quick
as Providence will let him.
"See that siren sticking up just over
the roof of the engine house next to
the repair shops? When that begins to
bray and squeal and-screech three long,
unearthly toots there is trouble some
where up the line. Ever hear one of
those new-fangled whistles? You'd
never know it was turned on by the
hand of man. At night it would make
your skin creep the first time you
heard it. But you're apt to hear it for
miles around and that's what it's there
for-to collect the wrecking crew on
"Wherever there's a repair shop
along the line there you're sure to find
a wrecking train. The crews are
picked men from the shops, for a rea
son I'll tell you presently. It's a hard
life they lead and a strenuous one, but
they get paid well and they like the
work, just as I've yet to see the first
man in a city fire department who is
not in love with the excitement and
uncertainty of his job. In time the
strain on the wrecker tells.
"While the work lasts it is heart
breaking, and men age under it and
after 10 years' service on the crew are
rarely fit to continue in that part of
the service. Every member of the
crew has to live within hearing dis
tance and running distance of the
wrecking train. During the daytime
the men are at work in the repair
shops and if anything happens they
have merely to jump aboard while an
engine is made fast and starts on a
mad race for the scene of the trouble.
But at niglrt-and most wrecks happen
nights-the men must bc prepared to
i tumble out of bed, to run through wind
and weatner and to be prepared to
work anywhere from 24 to 36 hours
without a break.
"A wrecking crew consists of 16 or
18 men, which is exclusive of a con
ductor, a pair of brakemen and the two
men in thc engine. Thc wrecking
train consists of only four cars. Every
thing that would add to the weight cf
the train without being absolutely nec
essary is left behind. The first car is
the one in which the wrecking crew
I travels. In this part of the country
this car ls not so important; but on
the long stretches of road in the west
the car is fitted up completely for the
living accommodations of the men.
The car is painted red, and, in general,
is a huge caboose. In the front part of
it the kitchen is located. A cook ac
companies every wrecking crew on the
modern railroads, just as a cook ac
- companies our long distance palace
trains. Everything of the ' best is
chosen for the wrecking crew's meals
during its long siege of work. Ice is
provided on which things that should
be kept cool are placed and continually
a stock of provisions is on hand as
ready for instant use as the train it
"The rear section of this car is fitted
up as a living room. No carpet is on
the floor, but everything is put up in
comfort and shipshape. Bunks are pro
vided; chairs and folding tables stand
ready for use. In short, everything
that men want when they require hu
moring to do good work is ready and
waiting for them.
"The second car of the train looks
like an ordinary box car, but is really
a huge toolbox on wheels. In it every
thing is arranged in order as neat as
the silver implements in a high-school
girl's first manicure set. You cannot
mention a tool that might be required
in wrecking but what you will find it
here, exactly in its place, where men
can run in the dark and pick up what
they want without having to spend a
minute to search for it. Axes, crow
bars, shovels, saws, picks, sledges, ham
mers, blocks and tackles, ropes, chains,
jacks and 100 tools you never heard of
are to be found in the car.
"The third car is an ordinary flat
car loaded with several trucks. Often
in a wreck the body of a car escapes
damage, and only the trucks are brok
en and bent and twisted. In a case like
this all that is necessary is to raise the
body of the car by means of jacks and
to put a substitute truck under it and
couple it fast so the car may be hauled
to the repair shop for permanent fix
ing up. Besides, the flat car is used
for taking home iron work and what
ever is and is not worin saving, but
would look bad and suggestive lying
beside a railroad track.
"The last car of the train is the most
important of all. It is the derrick car.
This car is built exceptionally strong.
A short, stout derrick built on a r?chet
turntable stands in the middle of the
car. This is capable of wonderful lift
ing power. Once the little steam winch
on one end of the car begins to squeal
and puff, anything fastened to the der
rick just-comes. A derrick of this
description could raise on end the big
gest locomotive ever built, and set it
back on the rails as neatly as you
would set a chess figure on its proper
"The wrecking train stands ever
ready on a siding especially allotted
to it. This must not be used by any
other train under any conceivable cir
cumstances. If a wreck occurs the
track must be cleared, from three to
Ave minutes being the time usually al
lowed for a crew to get under way dur
ing the daytime. An engine ready to
haul the train to a wreck stands al
ways walting. The water tank in its
tender is always full. Its coal supply
is a heaping tenderful. Steam is con
stantly kept up, and an engineer and
fireman are ever ready to jump to
work at a minute's notice.
"As soon as a disaster occurs the
wrecking train is given the right of
way over all other trains. At a speed
ranging anywhere from 45 to 75 miles
an hour the engine chases, shrieking
her whistle like a frightened cat. The
one object is to get the track cleared
so the main line of the road can be op
erated. No wreck ever happens but
what it piles over the main line-that
goes without, saying, for it is within
the law of cussedness of things. And
what it means to have a main line
blocked only an experienced railroader
can appreciate. There are the thou
sands of cars filled with perishable
stuff. A score of freight trains and
coal trains are held up, many of their
loads intended for outgoing steamers
that cannot afford to wait. Thousands
of persons are inconvenienced and put |
oat Many of then miss connection*
which they hoped to make with othef
"Wrecks scarce? We fellows wisl?
they were! It isn't only every wreck,
you hear about that happens on a rail
road. In the first place, a wreck with
out loss of human life attracts mighty
little attention nowadays, and so it de
pends what sort of lives are wiped out
whether a newspaper thinks It worth
the interest of its readers to print an
account of the trouble. Smash a couple
of tramps on a coal train and they don't
"No work on a railroad ls harder
than that of a wrecker. And aside from
everything a man is constantly on duty.
If he wants a day off or wants to be
excused from duty for a Sunday or for
an evening he must give notice and an
other man must be appointed in his
place. To fail to respond when the
wreck siren blows means discharge
from the crew, unless previously ex
cused. The wages paid men while on
wrecking duty vary with the different
roads. One railroad pays as much as
50 cents an hour from the time tho
train pulls out to the time it is back on
its siding. This is tremdous pay for
the wreckers and it stimulates them to
do good work and creates a competi
tion on the part of all hands to hold
their appointments and to keep new
men out of them. Frequently the run
to a wreck is a long one and for some
hours there is little to do but lounge
lazily and enjoy life. On the way back
there is another breathing spell for
those who are in condition to enjoy it
But why not come out with us some
time when you hear the siren snort and.
you can see for once in your life what
work is?"-Philadelphia Public Ledger
THE ELEPHANT'S TRUNK.
Recent Discoveries Reveal Just How
He Got lt.
The recent discoveries of fossil re
mains of ancestral proboscideans in
the tertiary deposits of the Fayum dis
trict of Egypt, combined with a care
ful study of the skeleton of certain
species of mastodon known to science
for many years, have enabled Dr. C.
W. Andrews (Procedings of the Royal
Society) to indicate very clearly the
manner in which the trunk of the mod
ern elephants has been gradually
The ancestral proboscideans were
comparatively small and short-legged
animals, which had, of course, no dif
ficulty in putting their mouths to the
ground As the successors of these
primitive forms gradually Increased in
bodily stature, and more especially in
length of limb and size of head, it will
bc obvious that in order to be able to
obtain food or water from the level of
the ground they must either have in
creased the length of the neck or
have developed a special prolongation
of the muzzle. But in the case of
large and heavy-headed animals,
whose successors were destined to car
ry thc enormous tusks of the extinct
mastodons and modern elephants, it
will bo further manifest tthat an in
crease in the length "of the vertebrae
of the neck, and hence of the neck it
slf, would, from mechanical considera
tions, have been impossible. Accord
ingly, the only practicable course was
the elongation of the muzzle.
In the earliest forms the lower jaw
was short and heavy, with the union
between the two branches (Symphysis)
very massive. On the other band, in
many of the early mastodons the lower
jaw had become very long, and ter
minated in a long trough-like Sym
physis. To accord with tills prolonga
tion of the lower jaw it is quite evident
Uhat the upper lip and nose must likM*
wise have been elongated, and thj^;.
probably formed a kind of proboscis, d?*
which the tip was most likely more or
less prehensible. For some reason or
other, no sooner had the prolongation
of the lower jaw attained its maximum
development than the length of Ita
trough-like Symphysis began to dimin
ish, till the structure culminated in the
short snout found in the later masto
dons and the modern elephants. Dur
ing these changes the length of the
proboscis must have continued to in
crease, while its flexibility and tactile
power were likewise al the same time
augmented, till the structure attained
its full development in the elephants
In this connection it may be noticed
that the trunk of the African elephant
differs very markedly in structure
from that of the Indian species by its
segmented structure, so that it has
the appearance of being composed of
a number of distinct pieces, one of
which slides into the other, like- the
joints of a telescope. The Indlati ele
phant's trunk, on the other hand, is
uniformly elastic throughout, and may
bc compared to a tapering India-rubber
hosepipe. It is evidently a more high
ly specialized structure than IS the
proboscis of the African species. Dur
ing the time that thc lower jaw and
trunk were being gradually developed
into their present form the tusks and
cheek teeth were likewise undergoing
a process of development which has
culminated in the condition obtaining
in the Indian elephant. Since, how
ever, the later stages of this develop
ment will be found described in zoo
logical text books, it need not be
further referred to on this occasion.
Till the Egyptian discoveries the ori
gin of the proboscidea was a problem
that had baffled palaeontologists, while
evolutionists were equally at a loss to
account for the mode of origin o?
hat most marvellous structure, the
elephant's proboscis. Thanks to Dr.
Andrews, both problems have been sat
isfactorily solved, and we are thus
able to add one more fairly complete
pedigree to tho history of animal life.
Great Consumer of Ice.
Americans are great consumers of
ice; it is a luxury in almost every
other part of the globe. The city, in
distinction from the rural districts, is
also a great consumer of ice the year
around, due doubtless to the complete
warming of the modern house-and
apartment. In old times many rooms
in every house were unheated in the
winter, and these furnished a natural
cold chest for butter and other things
perishable that needed to be kept cool,
just as the market mau usually has a
heatd office in wlntc iori ils own con
venience, but lets his supply benches
remain in the natural temperature. In
the country, and especially In the
south, the people have long habituated
themselves to use wells and caves for
refrigerators.-New York Post.
She Wanted a Masher.
A pretty young body entered a hard
ware store on lower Sixth avenue yes
terday and said to one of the clerks:
"I want a masher, please."
The clerk stared at her for a mo
ment in astonishment Then It dawned
upon the young woman what she had
said. She blushed and explained that
she only wanted a 15-cent potato
masher.-New York Press.
"She's All the World to Me."
"My ideal man," said Nancy,
"Is one of power, a knight
Of. strong right arm I'd fancy
/Far reaching in his might."
|'"Behold this arm," I vaunted.
'"Twould reach around all the
'.'I'd like to see," she taunted,
With lip disdainful curled.
I put my arm about her
Ere she had time to flee.
'Tis thus 'tis done, fair doubter
You're all the world-to me!"
-Truman Roberts Andrews, in July
FirBt Insect-I have a good mind to
have that professor arrested for libel."
Second Insect-"What did he say
First Insect-"He called me an An
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yeur. Every illness
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sell them. The live-cent package is
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j the Family Bottle, sixty ceuts, contains
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STABLES OF THE WEALTHY,
every Convenience and Comfort for
A glimpse into the interior of one of
the many handsome buildings in New
York set apart for lodging and feeding
horses wculd delight all lovers of tho
Intelligent equine. The total cost of
stables which embody up-to-date scien
tific fittings, sanitary flooring, perfect
ventilation, and correct style, varies
from $50,000 to $150,000. Instead of
wcoden flooring or earth, which is very
injurious to the animals' feet, small
bricks are now used, making a stand
ing place that is easily cleaned, and
insures perfect sanitation. The stalls
are massive and handsome, the sides
being of teakwood with a two-inch
dado; thc wood extends upward about
four feet, or as high as a horse might
be expected to kick under ordinary cir
cumstances. The oat and water man
gers are on opposite sides, which is
an advantage, as the animal does not
slop his dry food; the hay u put in a
division of the manger with a wire
screen over it, so t'hat it can be got
at easily, while undue waste does not
result, as in the days when it was
placed In a rack over the horse's head,
where it could be pulled down and
trodden under foot.
The doers of the stall are fitted with
ingenious devices which necessitate
the insertion of the finger and thumb
to open, and the tricky horse is thus
debarred from opening the door and
going for a stroll without as much as
"by your leave." There is a profu
sion of racks, with burnished brass
fittings, for interchangeable name
letters, brooms, shovels and forks, and
telescopic suspensory racks to hold
harnesscleaning tables, with drawers
to hold polish, chamois and everything
needed to keep things bright and shin
Thc New York mililionairc takes as
much pride in his stable as in any of
the principal rcoms in his own dwell
ing house. When any new specialty
is put on the market whereby the sta
ble can be improved or made more or
nate he hastens to test Its adequacy.
He is particular about hiring a
stable groom as he would be in engag
ing a secretary, and thc men he picks
out to care for his animals must be
diligent, untiling, progressive and in
telligent. There are at least 50 stables
between West Fifty-eighth and Ono
Hundred and Twenty-Fifth streets
which.are marvels ot' comfort and con
venience. On entering any of these
the visitor is struck by the neatness,
order, and even elegance which per
vades the place. Plenty of light, fresh
air with no trace of the fum?s usually
associated with stables, lofty ceilings,
and animals whose coats shine with
satiny lustre are found in profusion.
New York Times.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The highest speed which matter has
been known to reach is that attained
by the eruption of hydrogen and oth
er gases from the sun, which is at
times several hundred miles a second.
That "magic wand" which locates
suitable places for wells has turned
up again. This time it is in Germany
that the little hazel twig ls being
used with success and much discussed.
The farmers of India, when fuel Is
scarce, cook an egg without fire. The
egg is placed in a sling and whirled
around for about five minutss, until
the heat generated by the motion has
The tail of a fish is his sculling oar.
He moves it first on one side and then
the other, using his fins as balances
to guide his motion. If the fish ia
moving fast and wants to stop he
straightens out his fins just as the
rower of a boat docs his oars.
A woman in Paris is said to be the
largest specimen of her sex in the
world. Being unable to enter the
door of a railway carriage, she takes
her train journeys in the luggage van.
An infant in Missouri is said to be
the smallest human atom, weighing
only a pound.
A remarkable sea monster was re
cently caught i'n Port Fairy bay by
some fishermen. It measured nine feet
six Inches in length, had a tail like
that of the screw tail shaft, no teeth,
a nose like a rhinoceros, a head like
an elephant, two dorsal fins, four side
fins arid two steering fins. The skin
was black and very soft. The most
experienced fishermen say the speci
men is new to them. They cannot
hazard a guess as to the species. The
fish has been sent on to the Melbourne
In a certain office at an Australian
railway station there may have been
seen a very long list of names of wo
men who have at various times begged
the booking clerks to let them have,
without payment, tickets to various
places. They have forgotten tho'
purses, or lost them, or spent -"?eir
last penny on a new pair of gloves
;inu various reasons. They will call
the "cry next day and refund the
mone* without fail. But there the
narai? and addresses lie, with tho
amount of the borrower, money writ
Where Emerson ls Buried.
Emerson's body lies in Sleepy Hol
low cemetery at Concord, which was
purchased by the town in 1855, and
laid out according to plans furnished
by Morris Copeland. A tree bee waa
held on April 19, 185G, on which occa
sion over one hundred trees were set
out in a single day by the citizens, each
one of whom thus brought his own
memorial. The women of Concor.l held
two festivals in the same year to raise
money for seats and decorat ions. Emer
son delivered the oration at the time
the burying ground was dedicated.
Many of the most marked graves arc
on The Ridge. Here lies the body of
Hawthorne, surrounded by a low hedge
of arbor vitae, his epitaph being mere
ly his own name on a white stone. Just
behind Is the grave of Thoreau, and
by his side lies the body of his brother
John. On the. opposite of The Ridge
path is the gravi= of Emerson, to whicn
thousands of visitors come every year,
and which will doubtless be seen by ad
ditional thousands this centennial
year. A great pin? stands near thc head
of the grave, which is now marked by
a monument of beautiful pink quartz,
in its native state as it came from thc
quarry, and near by are thc graves of
nis mother and his son.-New York
"He's a remarkably frank man."
"Why. the heiress asked him if bc
was sure he could take care of her
when he proposed, and ho said he wai
eure he could if he had her money ta
do it with."-Chicago Post.
Says Dr. M. C. Ga
ACONSTANTLY increasing number of
physicians prescribe Peruna in their
It has proven its merits so thoroughly
that even the doctors have overcome their
prejudice against so-called patent medi
cines and recommend it to their patients.
"I Advise Women to Use Pe-ru-na,"
Says Dr. Gee.
.Dr. "iii. C. Gee js one of the physicians
who endorse Peruna. In a letter written
from 513 Jones street, San Francisco, Cal.,
"There is a general objection on the part
of the practicing physician to advocate pat
ent medicines, but when any one medicine
cures hundreds of people it demonstrates
its own value and does not need the in
dorsement of thc profession.
"Peruna has performed so many
wonderful cures in San Francisco
that I am convinced that it is a
valuable remedy. 1 have frequent
ly advised its use for women, as J
find it insures regular and pain
less menstruation, cures leucor
rhoa and ovarian troubler, and
builds up thc entire system. I also
consider it one of the finest catarrh rem
edios I know of. I heartily indorse your
medicine."-M. C. Gee, M. D.
Mrs. VJ. T. Gaddis, Marion, N. C., is one
of Dr. Hartman's grateful patients. She
consulted him by letter, followed his di
rections, and is now able to gav the follow
"Before I commenced to take Peruna I
could not do any hard work without suffer
ing great pain. I took Peruna, and can
say with picasure that it has ?lone more for
mc than any other medicine I have ever
taken. Xow I am as well as ever; I do all
my own work and it never hurts me at all.
I think Peruna is a great medicine for
womankind."-Mis. E. T. Gaddis.
"VA omen are especially liable to pelvic ca
tarrh, female weakness as it is commonly
If you do not derive prompt a
use of Peruna, write at once
statement of your case, and ho
valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman, Prest
tum, Columbus, Ohio.
I noticed something new in electric
fans yesterday, and it struck me as ol
sufficient novelty to mention here. Tot
know that heretofore the wind-makin?
contrivance has occupied a fixed posi
tion, with the current, always propelled
in one direction. Now this has beet
improved upon, with a sort of ruddei
attachment projecting from the far
in front. The fan itself is on a pivot
As the current strikes the rudder fin
it causes the whole thing to revolve
slowly, thus distributing the air cur
rent in all directions with each r?volu,
tion. As all-round wind jammers, how
ever, I know some fellows who would
talk a revolving fan back the way
it came, but perhaps I had better nof
go into that.-Pittsburg Dispatch.
"He's forever complaining cf his
hard luck. I wonder what's his idea
of hard luck, anyway."
"It is merely his inability to fall
ato a soft snap."-Philadelphia Presa
"What a pure, serene face Miss Fair
child has!" 3^1
"Yes, she does look as though she
had never Nen to thc theatre in her
Tho thousands ofpeople
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" Kidney neglect."
They correct urine with
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A Summer Siren.
We met beside the ocean.
In bathing suits attired;
She amiled on my devotion,
I worshiped-and aspired.
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forty years I had headache
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