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EB ll Resents Reference to "Coppers."
Ml If! - "What do von mean by talking
MM ! about 'coppers' before mo?" said a
Bfi li 'J London magistrate to a man In tho
mB I '-' dock. "It Is a gross lmportlnenco to
BS I, ,"( refer to tho pbllco as 'coppers' In a
MB i court, of Justice."
IBB V j ! Many Species of Animals.
nfl h' Four hundred thousand species of
H:!j animals aro now known to exist, nc-
IHB J I ! cording to tho latest report of tho
HH I , French natural history museum. Of
H9H : " ' spldors alono there are 20,000 different
I' li ii in i- i i
RJB Kl j ' The Business Poet.
BJ if 1 "John's tho poet with tho truo busi-
IB I 1 ' noss Instinct," said tho wlfo. "He has
ME I j J 1 Just swapped a sonnet for a fat turkoy
mm i ? I1 j ' and a love song for two gallons of mo-
Hjl J j lasses!" Atlanta Constitution.
IB j 'M Everybody Kicks River.
h ! ' At a debato in tho Preston (Eng-
IB 1 'I land) town council a member said that
BK for many years tho river nibble had
SB j'B ' been "a proverbial dog in tho manger.
Bm Hi Everybody kicked It."
Nil j I 1 England's Darkest Day.
Sllfc U J What is called tho "dark day of
BJ till, England" was on Jan. 12, 1G70. It was
Bl jj I' so dark that at noon it was Impossible
BMi SI 1 1 tor any ono to soo to read, oxcept by
liB ' artificial light.
gj I'r'j Argentina's Population.
IB f;j ft Argentina, with nearly ono-third
iEllL'l the area of tho United States and
HB 1 Mi Alaska, has a population of only 5,-
IB IU ! 000,000, while it could easily support
Bfflf 1 1 75,000,000.
H31(j Juvenile History Amplified.
IM Mother Goose was figuring out some
Be 11 I rhymes. "This," sho muttered, biting
MR I jr I the end of hor pencil, "Is worse than
MM If , J' doing a daily humor stunt on a news-
Wm W paper."
hKI IK 2 Some Facts About Rain.
WHO 11' '! From Greonwish records for eighty-
BBw'l !? nine years, W. C. Nash finds tho avor-
HBib f ago rainfall to bo 24.3G Inches, and
HHB III ', tho number of rainy days 157 yearly.
HjBjllm ', One-Legged Men Race.
IIjU Nineteen competitors took part In
k?V; a race in Paris for men with wooden
fcji,' logs.' Tho winner did a mile and a
mrn JPl i? t half In twolvo minutes.
BB Mi Little Change in Light's Velocity.
HBj R. J! - Experiments Justify tho conclusion
PJBj I i ' that increasing tho intensity of light
EBj fy ' 200,000 times docs not alter its velo-
BB ' city by as much as two feet per sec-
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gMwl ';: .Milk Food for Infants,
fflflj ''if r European medical experts have
HUB ,','j ij come to tho conclusion that boiled
BH I!1' ft n.lll,c ls not n BO0(1 fod for Infants
S'f; " svnd that sterilized milk also has less
''e nutritive vnluo than that which is
'A, I'- fresh.
fSBJt ''. i ' Naval Medical Practice.
IRBj t j v ' Fancy sending a gunboat to the
SHB I y China seas without a surgeon on
EpBJu yi .,' board! Dut such things used to hap-
nHB&u i', pen. The Admiralty provided a well-
WwmK 'ii stocked medlclno chest. But tho cap-
w$mi !' tam Jtnow nothing of medicine, so he
i Hh f1 ' na a 10 nicdiclne bottles emptied
"5," j; ( ' into a big tub, and then assembled
J ,'H tho company. "All tho stuff is thero,"
,j . j . said ho, "and if any ono goes sick ho
, , ,; shall have a dose of tho mixture, for
f'Afcff "' there's bound to bo something In it
. ' V f that will suit you!" London Mali.
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Shakespeare's Wise Words.
I earn that I may eat; get that I
wear; owe no man hate; envy no
man's happiness; glad of other men's
good, nnd content with my own.
Curtains of Champagne Corks.
A curiosity to bo seen at Berlin is a
pair of curtains mado of champagno
corks, each cork being still covered
by tho gilt pnper associated with tho
Equal Division of Sexes.
According to tho latest offlc!al sta
tistics tho numbers of the sexes In
Holland arc almost equal, women hav
ing a preponderance of only 1 per
Beggars Hire Babies.
London women who wish to excite
compassion when begging by having
a young baby with them can hire tho
necessary articlo for 12 cents a day.
Longest Canal in World.
Tho Imperial canal in China is the
longest in tho world, and connects no
fewer than 41 cities In tho course of
its 800 miles.
Automobile Baby Carriage.
London now has an automobllo baby
carriage. It can bo stopped easily by
a child In tho car depressing a pedal
with its foot or by the person in
charge pushing forward a lover on tho
sldo of tho car. As this lever ls fitted
with a locking gear, it is impossible
for tho child to roverso It and restart
Annual Salt Consumption.
Tho annual consumption of salt in
England ls forty pounds per head.
Franco consumes thirty pounds; Rus
sia, eighteen pounds; Austria, sixteen
pounds; Prussia, fourteen pounds;
Spain, twelvo pounds; and Switzer
land, eight pounds.
Ancient Ann Reflects.
A man thinks it awfully stupid for
a woman to loso her pocketbook, but
ho forgets how often sho has to help
him find his collar button, and remem
ber for him Just where ho put his hat
Bars Naturalized Irishmen.
"Only bona-fldo Irishmen" are tc
bo enllstod In tho Irish Guards In fu
ture. A similar rulo as to Scots
would deplato considerably tho ranks
of tho Scottish regiments in tho Brit
Not Wholly Beneficent.
Experiments with tho theory that
music may bo used as a medicine
show that appreciable changes of
pulse nnd blood pressuro follow tho in
liuenco of nn nutomatic piano. Wo
have noticed it ourselves. It had not.
however, occurred to us that tho effect
was sodatlvo or curative Philadel
phia North American.
Fish Skins as Clothing.
Tho government fish commission
ms been making investigations about
ho suitability of fish skins for cloth
ng. It has been found that salmon
kins mako oxcellont leather and have
ieen used for boots by the Eskimo
'or this purpose for years. These
lorthern peoplo also uso tanned cod
lsh skins for conts and waterproof
garments. The fish commission has
ilso found that wlmleskin makes beau
tlful leather and takes color well.
This boneless pork may not suit
your taste, but you get moro for your
money when you buy boneless pork
than when you buy porkless bone.
The Way He Was Christened.
"Why 'Philosopher' John Burdett?"
isked an English Judge concerning
jno of the parties to a chancery suit
:he other day. "Christened that way,
uy lord," responded P. J. Burdett's
Scott a Rapid Writer.
Scott ls said to have written "Wav
orley" In less than six weeks. He
wrote very rapidly, seldom revised,
and as a consequence his novels were
full of blunders, errors and anachronisms.
Severe Etiquette in Korea.
A paragraph in tho codo of Korea
ordains that fifteen years of prison
with hard labor is to bo the punish
ment for not shutting the door on
entering tho Imperial palace.
Real Trial of Patience.
The way to have broken down Job's
patience would have been tolet some
body else In 'the family have' the boils
and complain to him nbout them.
Now York Press.
Butchers as Jurymen.
In the old days no butcher was i
lowed to sit on a Jury in muni,
trial, the idea being that famlE
with tho shedding of blood f0 , J'Jf
cned a man as to render him calW
to crime. us
To Train Servants.
Hamburg is to have a school f0,
training servants. It Is not intended
to compete with existing school,
which provide training in domestic
science for girls of well-to-do fami
When Woman Gets the Lead
No matter how much a man 'may
say against the missionary society or
suffragist question, when he wants
any important matter carried through
ho asks for woman's influence.
Question of Importance.
Housework Is for to day; homework
ls for eternity, and every father and
mother must mako the choice as to
which shall receive tho most careful
Invalidates Eton Records.
It has been discovered that the
Dorney Mile, at Eton, is twenty yards
short of a mile, and tho validity of
Eton running records Is therefore un
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A Tremendous, Sweeping Success
out January Clearance Sale
Every Price Cut and Slashed to the
All Ladies' and Misses' Suits; Fur, Silk and Cloth Coats; Infants'
and Children's Coats; Ladies' Cloth and Fur Capes;
Dress and Walking Skirts; Children's
Dresses and Silk'; Waists.
1 1 AT HALF PRICET8
There's Absolutely No Reserve. Go Right
Through the Stock and make your Selec
tions. They're All HALF PRICE Now.
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