Newspaper Page Text
Urn i ', i ' i 'wj
H- GROW FOR. MAN YEARS.'
H Not Until Flijty Does .1 Man 8toj In
1 creasing His Stature.
H Hcccnt statistics- lmv'o proved 'that
H man's staturd lncron'ries up to tho ago
of fifty years. This" la a refutation of
MM tho former bcHof, according to which
M mon stopped growing at twonty-two or
H J "Boys and girls," said a surgoon,
( "vary oddly In tho rapidity df tholr
m growth. Tito fastest growth' export
MM enced In llfo comes botfyceri tho ages
, of ono and flvo. Coys and girls grow
1 about equally here.'
m "From flvo to t6n.tho boys outstrip
tho girls, but from'ten to,'flfteou tho
MM girls outstrip tho boys. .-At elovon and
1 fourtcon tho girls aro tho boys' suporl
B ors In hlght, and from ten to fifteen
1 they avo tho boys' suporlors In wolght.
B "But between slxteon and twenty
H tho boys forgo ahead, taking at that
BH, ago n lead which thoy nevor again ro
t Hnqulsh. Tho boys coaso tholr pcr
BB coptlblo growth at twenty-three; tho
B-i girls ceaso theirs at twenty.
H, ' "From twonty-thrco onward to fifty,
BB, mon, howovor, contlnuo to grow no
BB observations havo been made on worn
K on though this growth Is, of course,
fl I slight. Thoy also lncroaso slowly In
B I weight; but from fifty to sixty their
K I wolght Increases very rapidly.
Bj I "Mnlo strongth increases most
B , markedly from tho ngo of twolvo to
V that of nineteen; from nluotcon to thlr-
B ty it Increases moro slowly. From
B U thirty onward it bogins very slowly to
BH "Fomalo strength lncreasos most
BB rapidly from nine to nlnctoon; ihon
B slowly to thirty; and after thirty tho
BBL dccllno begins." Stray Stories.
H' Economize In Reading.
Hj i A French doctor affirms that tho hu-
H man brain Is overtaxed by tho pro-
H fosstonal writers. Wo havo no con-
H sldoratlon for tho poor reader, says
H tho Illustrated London Nows, but force
H him to labor through Involved son
V tonces, intricato spelling, much ropotl-
H , tlon and very long -words. Tho doc-
Hri tor suggests that if wo must uso n
kW long word like "tuberculosis" wo
H should not inflict Its appalling length
H upon tho reader moro than onco, but
kWi lndlcato It by tho Initial letter "t." By
Hjf this process an article might contain
t A lnrC number of initial lottcrs, and
H tho reader would bo constantly hark-
H ' log back to find what words begin with
H "p" and "q." Economy of timo, says
H tho French rorormor. Is most csfson-
H tial In reading. When you. cah;mako
your meaning plainer by a diagram do
H not bother the public with tho dollca-
H clos of your proso. I read a book
fti lately by a professor of literature who
K turned muoU of Shakespeare into trl-
Bf' anglon' nndi-Bhowoil that ono of lil3
BBS plots was k parallelogram. This was
BBJ dono, no doubt, in tho Interests of
BBJ simplification, although tho "s"
of trio "p" could Bcarcoly
BBJ havo beon apparent to a read-
BBJ or who chancod to bo In a hurry. If
BBJ you do not know what tho "s" of tho
BBJ "p" means you had bettor cconomlzo
BBJ your timo by reading this paragraph
BBJ all over again.
H "Will you lot mo kiss you?"
M They sat sldo by sldo in tho gloam-
BBJ Jng, quito closo to each otlior, yet
BBJ not so closo but that it might lmro
BBl boon posslblo to bo closer. Tho sun
BBV had gono down behind tho western
BBJ hills, and tho faint shadow of twilight
BBJ was beginning to suggest itself In tho
BBJ recesses of the hills.
BBJ Ho was patlont. Ho said to himself
BBJ ho would wait,
BBJ Sho did not answer, but lookod out
BBJ Into tho clear sky and tho fleecy
BBJ clouds as thoy sailed along tho horl-
BBJ zon. Of what was sho thinking, ho
BBh wondered, ns ho sat tlioro. But never
BBJ mind what it was, ho would not hurry
BBJ. hor. Ho would wait.
J Tho dlfjtant call of tho owl was
1 hoard, and along tho lane in tho dig-
BBJ ' tnnco carao a procession of cows homo
BBJ from tho pasture
BBJ For a long timo thoy sat thus, In
BBJ deep sllcnco, until she turned hor eyes
BBJ m his, wondering, questioning. -
BBJ "Well?" ho asked at last ' "Will
BB And sho gathered horsolf up and pre-
BH pared to leave.
BB "It is too late nowl" sho said.
BBS Smart Set.
HHB i in -
BBH -Dog Had a Purpose.
BBb Darkey langungo Is 'not always olo-
BBj gant or grnmmatl6al, butlt soniotlmcs
BBJ has a farco which is unique. Soma
BBJ young men were standing in Fair-
BBJ mount park tho other voning adralr-
BBJ Ing a bull dog belonging tft ono of
ft, ,. tholr party when n small whltp dog
H7- " appeared. Tho bull dog pounced Upon
H'-j. lm- an(1 ln an Instant tho lr resound-
Hl;??:.' otl w't" tho howls of tho' dog and tho
BBV.t',fi& voices of the men trying to trcscuo'tho
BBJ $f smaller animal. Finally the iuon sue
BBJ ; ceodod in extricating tho victim, wfiich
BBJ yH, Immodintoly flew down tho road, tho
H J' other dog ln hot pursuit .
H fjte Tho crowd stood watching 'ho race
BbI h- wIth ureat'0B8 attention, when a col-
BBj J. orcd man shouted, "Ho won't kotch
H .. ' hlmj JIq won't kct,ch lilml Dnt
H .' C'fi- udder dog's got a purpose, ho shuah
BB $$ Tru0 en0"Sh tn Jog "with a pur-
H ,.Hi'. poso'?, escaped. Philadelphia. Lodger..
Tho cases on record ln which dogs
havo risked tholr lives to save their
follow creatures aro almost as numer
ous as tho acts of heroism chronicled
ln tho annals of humanity. Tho finest
modal that was over struck would not
havo beon too great a reward for tho
noblo act performed by Budgo, a span
iel, in ln a recent Hobokon flro. Budgo
lived at 413 Fourteenth strcot, together
with fifty carrier pigeons, a dozen
fancy rabbits, and her own four pup
pies, only a few days old,
Before tho building waB woll alight
Mr. Seins, tho landlord and owner of
Budgo, managed to escapo with his
family, but tho carrier pigeons, tho
rabbits and tho puppies wero forgot
ten. Budgo, was absont at tho timo,
but returned half an hour after tho
For. a momont sho stood aghast at
tho flames, and then, realizing that her
family was ln dire danger, sho daBhed
through tho flro and In a momont re
turned carrying a badly blistered
puppy. Her anxious faco woro a look
of; qulot triumph as sho left tho Uttlo
croaturo ln i placoot,Batoty nndonce,
Woro returnod to the burning building.
Again sho camo back with another
puppy, a Httlo more singed this timo,
but also living. Her own hair was
now ablazo, but, unmindful of tho
pain, sho dropped the pup In tho streot
and started back again.
But a young man who had stood by
watching hor caught tho dog In his
arms, and In Bplto of hor frantic
mtrtiircles to return to hor nerlahlnir
family refused to let hor go. Had ho
dono so sho would havo gono to hor
So badly burned was tho bravo ani
mal, that an ambulanco was called,
and sho and tho pups woro taken to
tho dog hospital, where thoy wero de
tained for nearly a week. Of all tho
live stock in that building tho only
creatures saved wero tho two pup
pies, and thoy oweu their lives not to
man but to what, ln this lnstanco at
least, proved to bo tho nobler animal.
Mother lovo was tho causo of tho
death of Daisy, a beautiful Httlo fox
torrlor, tho daughtor of Mouso, a noted
prize winner, tho property of Col. O. A.
Stovons, a millionaire Daisy belonged
to Capt. Woodall, who has chargo ot
tho barges of tho Now Jcrsoy Ico com
pany. Daisy waB tho niothor of four
puppies, which wero born on Now
Yoar's day, and sho was tho proudest
parent In all Now York stato.
In tho socond week of January last
Capt. woodall made tho discovery that
ono of tho puppies was doad, and when
Daisy was away ho throw tho Httlo
corpse into tho Hudson, but tho tldo
was low and tlioro was no current to
carry It away. Whon tho mother re
turnod to hor litter sho instantly saw
that ono was missing. Sho wont wild
with anxiety, and raced from barge to
bargo looking for-hor-lost puppy.
At last sho caught sight of It bob
bing up and down n tho wator, and in
nn Instant sho was after It. She
swam to tho sldo of the, body, took It
In hor mouth and turned toward tho
snoro. But tho ley waters of tho river
woro too much icr" tho gently bred
dog, and though sho raaxlo tho most
horolc offorts to save herself and tho
puppy, which sho fondly Imagined still
Hvod, It wan no uso, and nftor a Httlo
whllo sho gavo up tho atjompt ns a
bad Job, and beforo help could come
sho sank, carrying tho puppy with hor.
Capt. Woodall was almost cs grlof
strlckon for his pot as Daisy had boon
for her offspring, und offered a big To
ward for tho two bodlos, which were
Bocureit by a boatman. An attompt
was nlado to bring up tho thrco Httlo
orphans on tho b'ottlo, which sucoosd
odso woli that' they, aro now growing!
lacTemw Teseurvj I
1 .her ieatL puff
up and almost old enough to under
stand tho story of their mother's
Horolsm, which capt. Woodall's llttla
son Is nover tired of telling thorn.
Another coso ln which a dog mado
a horolc attompt to save tho llfo of a
friond wnsi that jpfJack, a wired haired
terrlor. Aftor ho had bon in tho
family for a few months a stranger
was Introduced lhAjsbnp6 ot u fluffy
little black King Catties spaniel. Jack
and tho now arrival who was called
Queenlc became firm friends, sleep
ing ln -tho samo basket and eating
from tho samo plate.
Quaenio was devoted to tho Ore, end
would Ho lnsldo the fender and go to
sleep peacefully. Whenover Jack
"fouiuUijor In thfa,aKorouB position
ho would 7oolc f-haf"roraaTnomcnC-and
then, tnfcng her by tho neck,
would place her on the rug.
Ono evening ho camo to his master
with a look of anxiety .making a pe
culiar nolso, half bark, half whine.
Ho looked at his master for a moment
and thon left tho ro6m. Returning
again ho mado tho hi mo noise and
started for the door, tooklnc back at
overy stop. His master was busy Just
then and took no notice until for tho
third timo ho returned, whon tho mas
tor roso and followed him. Tho dog
lod tho way through several passages
and finally Into tho kitchen, walked up
to tho range, and placed ono paw on
the ovon. Tho flro was out for tho
maids had gono to bed. and on open
ing the door there waB Queenlo at her
Inst gasp. Sho had not been burnt,
but simply suffocated. .
Every offort was mado to rovlvo tho
dog, whllo Jack stood by with a look
of tho most lntcnso anxiety on his
faco. But it -was no usd, and tho
Httlo body was taken into tho garden
and laid upon tlm lawn. Jack gavo
ono glance at his friond, put his noso
to hers, then ran off. Ho was not
ccon again for threo dayB, whon ho re
turned dirty, bedraggled and lame.
Never did ho over ontor that kitchen
again. He had mado a noblo offort
to save his friend, and it was not
his fault that tho density of ono man's
comprehension had proventod hls suc
Civic Pride. "
Congressman 'Slayden of. Texas is
telling his friends how ho learnod
from a little girl of 0 years how much
New ork pooplo thought of tholr
city. He was, at thn houso.of qno of
his New Yoik ac(lunhitance"fl;' whoso
draught er had bogun to attend School a
row weeks ngo.
' . "Ana what havo you boon learning
at school Agnes?" ho asked hor.
Then she ', proceeded to toll him
about spoiling and reading and hor
other studies, but hosoomed to bo
Interested In 'geography moro than
anything else Tho points of flip com
pass occupied nil hoi thoughts now.
"North's that way.teachor uJd,".
and Agnes pointed hor flrigor. "It's
not exactly right up Fifth avonuo, but
a little that way."
"Now, don't you think tho iwonuo
ought to havo been built north nnd
south?" Congressman Slaydf-n asked.
"Oh. well, was the roply, and thcro
was not a t'raco of a smllo, "I e'poso
thoy 11 change north nnd"6outh. to fit.
Pitt! avonuo boforo long'Now York
' Will "i
OLD PLAYINGr GARm
SPECIMENS FROM AN ENGLISH
Some Rare and Curious.. Devices
Amorlg Them Theories aa-to the In
troduction of Cards Into Europe
Brought In by Gypsies.
Collecting rnro and curious old play
ing cards Is qulto n hobby with many
peoplo who havo found thorn hn ex
ceedingly Interesting and instructive
study. Tho dosfgns shown herewith
are reproductions of somo of tho play
ing cards ln tho possession of Mr. I.
Fnlcko, an English gontloman, whoso
collection has been pronounced ex
ceedingly fine. Mr. Fnlcko has thrco
pneks of playjng cards mado of solid
A Colored Two of Hearts,
silver that aro Interesting, not only
on nccount of their intrinsic valuo nnd
artistic merit, but on account of tholr
The persecuted Jows of tho Mlddlo
Ages woro not permitted to shnro ln
the trades and recreations of tho na
tions among whom thoy Hvod. Thrown
back on tholr own resources they bo
camo money lenders, and during tho
entire week pursued their calling. On
Sunday, tho day of rest and recreation,
thoy played cards with each othor, and
as tho tearing of paper would havo
signified "tho breaking of tho Sab
bath," thoy played with silver cards
to avoid this accident
Cards have been mndo In tho most
dlverso materials, Bllver, lcath'er, pa
per, wood, parchment and cardboard
all havo been used In their manufac
ture. Tho majority of .tho fanciful cards
wero of French manufacture, and. bear
witness to tho versatility and lngon
ulty ot French Imagination nnd wit;
for tho most part they embody tho po-
Five of Diamonds at an Old English
Htlcal, social and religious questions
of the day.
Specimens of HIndustnnoo cards,
round and square, and beautifully
painted In figure subjects, elephants,
horses and other animals, aro still In
oxlstenco, but theso aro extromoly rare
and vory valuable.
The ancient Egyptian sorcerers wero
Ih tho habit of using symbolical cards
called tarot when divining the future
Primarily they wore used for this pur
poso only, but later on' games or
pastimes wero founded on them.
Thero nro two theories as to tho In
troduction of playing cards into Eu
rope. Ono thoory, and this ono Is tho
moro probable, Is that playing cards
wero brought to tho West from Egypt
by tho Zlngarl or gypsies. The socond
theory Is that cards wero relnvontcd
ln Europo In 1302, under tho following
Charles VI. of Franco had tho mis-
A Clerical Ten of Spades,
fortuno to becomo lnsano, and his at
tendants and courtiers wero at tholr
wits' ends as to "how to mlnlstor to
a mind dlsoasod." Pno of them final
ly invented a gamo with Bymhollcal
figures and numerals, and paid an ar
tist EG sous to paint throe packs to his
order. Theso, cards soothed many
V-.U I' f
?!' ' ..,..
- .-'.. .
hours-, for tho unnnppy. Jcing, nnd" by ' I
their interest ""a'WakonQd his stagnant
senH,by;?;Th9..ndVQntv of the. kpajilrfadsv: .
.to America was.comjianled bjf,oilhjfv f . - ,
Inn cards IjUroduccOy ''CJb.rUnhork . ..
tthanco, rtr-tofcj- rea(fHy"tio lma'gfncd"
by those who know tho history of tho-
grent navlgator.-J-Now York Worltf.lsm-.c '. r
, ,'' M'KMiT) 1M1
,. GOAT .ATb-D RIDE'S VJSIL. ,v
' ' ' ,j(yijji i.
After Diet of Crape From Doorbellan'
the Laco and Qmllax Were"o,pod '
, Miss Amelia Paschlnokl of 'Vast' ' " S
Twonty-second streot, Bayopno, N. 3it- -
nnd Adam Wolncr, an Industrious
bollormakor, woro married at tho Po- . j
Hsu Catholic church on Friday aftor- ' .
noon. Aftor tho ceremony scores ot -
their frionds blocked their wny to thfr
carriage, kissing tho brldo and hug-
glng tho bridegroom. J
Tho brldo felt sovoral tugs 'at her-t
voll, which hung to tho .ground and . !
was ornamented with smllaxj plrtks
and roses. After an unusually ngvero
tug Bho turned her head Wd saw "a
venorablo billygoat, ins mtfuth full of
veil and smllax nnd his whiskers wlg-v 4
gllng in timo to tho rapid mastication.
Tho brldo screamed and gathered
up hor skirts, fled Into tho couch. Tho .
goat received a fow hard kicks but ; .
managed to got away with a yard qt
smllax and another ynrd of bridal voll.
It Is bollovod that this Is tho samo '
goat which has stolen crepo from
many door-knobs rocontly. Now York
Canadian and High Place.
Roar Admiral Sir Charles Dntry,
who recently tcok tho place of Ad
miral Sh John Flshor as second lord or
tho admiralty, Is a Canadian. Hl3 wlfo.
Is a daughter of Mr. Whitehead of tor
pedo fame, and nn aunc of Princess-Bismarck.
Praying for Rain.
Tho person suspondod from tho- 1W
beam by tho foot is a Hindu fakir, or ' K
holy man, praying to tho gods for rain. j
"Rain" of Butterflies. M
Milan has Just beon the scene of a. W
romarkablo "rain," or downfall, of n
butterflies or moths. Thoy settled in U
tons "of- thouBandaonnlniostiaovoiTrnitt,..,.., T S
available inch of space on'tnerounaWtfwliHfcugri
and on tho buildings ot tho central l--'
quarters of tho city. Tho Insects are I '
described as perfectly black and mar- j 'Jf-
volously active. Tholr prosonco 1b
ascribed to an air current Bwopt along- " "
ln front of a hurricane
Hard on Russian Lovers.
Kisses nro nctlonablo In southern
Russia. A kjss In tho streot car costs
tho Indiscreet oscillator a flna of 'i.
To embrace ono's fiancee ln public Is a
prlvllego valued at $2.40. A declara
tion of a "great passion" by postal
card Is subject to a flno of $2.u.
Clairvoyants In a Trust. ., -
iW will) h. - V (Tttl Tnt A
lMCt. I . Vl. tUBMORt
Clairvoyants ln Now York hnvo B
formed a trust. Owing to tho advance
In tho prlco gf raw matorlalB It Is '
going to cost moro to look Into tho-
futuro than It did when things wore
The World Is 6mall. 1
At a popular European watering
placo a lonely Now Yorker ono day I
this summer placed this notlco In a I
conspicuous placo: "Wanted, somo --"
ono to play brldgo with." and an ad-
dress. Ho had threo ropliqa, and when I
tno party sat down it was found that, M
although no ono know r.npthor, threo
of tho party camo from tho samo ploc- B
tlon district In Now Yorh. city. ' H
1 ' i m
Rare and Curious Relic. B
J. W. Cllloy of Wlnooskl, .Vty hns a B
pleco of gVim copal In which a fly was -B
ombeddod. As this artlclo of com- B
merco 1b only found now burled deop IB
In tho ground In Afrlcn, -where once IB
It flourlshod on tho gum copal tree, . IB
now long extinct ns a growing vogo- fjB
tablo produce, tho pleco Is no doubt H
thousands of yoaru old. jMJ
Old Settlers' Reunion. AM
In a store nt North Newport, N. H M
recently, might havo been scon threo MM
men, natives of tho vlllngo.vaml n. 1B
maid from Koiloyvlllo, talking over fj;
old Umoa. Tho combined ag? of th gni
fouf -tggrogatod CfiG yoars. r Hi
- s- . (