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r RUNS A WIND WAGON.
It Makes 30 Miles an Hour and Blow3
j the Leaves Off the Trees.
. A wind wagon Is what O. H. Curtlss,
jf ot Hammondsport. N. Y calls a weird
W looking vehicle in which he occasional-
H ly takes a spin.
I Tho f no is of wood and tho
wheels are of ordinary bicycle typo.
It is a three-wheeler, steering being
accomplished by tho forward wheel.
Tho motor is a two-cylinder, air
cooled gasolene of tho V typo, such as
has been generally used In airship
work, and Is placed below tho propell
er shaft and as near to it as possible.
The engine belts to a driving wheel
on tho propeller shaft, which reduces
the revolutions of the propeller to 250
"This machine," says Mr. Curti'ss In
Popular Mechanics, "although of no
m, commercial value, Is thoroughly prac
tical and will easily run 30 miles per
hour. The propeller Is six feet In di
ameter and has a pitch of about 5
"It Is nf-Mess to say that the rig
Is a great horse scarer, and blows up
a great cloud of dust when passlna
along tho road, and will even pull tho
leaves from tho trees where tho
branches' are low."
Tho machine complete weighs 300
pounds. There is no patent on tho
idea and anyone with his small gaso
lene motor can build his own craft.
An iceboat can also bo driven in tho
The idea has just been utilized In
France, where M. Archdeacon of Arch
ores applied the propeller to a motor
cycle. In his case tho propeller was
carried in front, which had tho effect
of pulling Instead of pushing. Tho en
tire outfit weighs 100 pounds and
' made a speed of 49 miles per hour
over short distances.
Typhoon Swallowed Up Fortune.
An incident of the great typhoon
at Hongkong September 18, according
to tho Telegraph of that city: "Tho
steamship San Cheung, Capt. McGinty,
was lying at her wharf, when tho full
force of the typhoon struck her. Sho
was entirely at tho mercy of tho
bumping Junks alongside. Her port
and starboard bows were stove in be
tween tho junks, floating beams and
tho wharf. It was not long before
she filled with water and after rolling
about helplessly turned over to port
and then settled, down. Immediately
afterward sho broke her back and at
12:30 p. m. there was but little more
than her funnel and the deckhouse
visible above tho water. Capt. Mc
Ginty was on board and stood by till
tho last moment, but when sho broke
.' her back and there was nothing fur
ther for him to do ho grabbed the
ship's papers and with the aid of a
ropo and a bamboo ho managed to got
ashoro, though ho returned later for
some other papers which ho wished to
secure. Tho owner, was standing on
tho wharf near his vessel and when ho
saw her turn over and break ho was
heard to murmur: 'Fifty thousand
dollars gono for one hour's storm!'
And then ho fainted."
Hale, Father and Son.
Wo almost regret that it was Halo,
m, Jr., instead of Halo, Sr., who advised
college professors to find rich wives,
says tho Boston Herald. It was up
to tho doctor's best jokes and ho is
no mean humorist.
Bachelor British Officers.
An Interesting discussion is going
on in tho Indian press on tho subject
of tho growing disinclination of young
ofllcers to undertake tho responslbili
ties of matrimony, and tho controversy
has raised the question as to whether
the married or tho bachelor officer is
the better. On ono side it is urged
that a young married man Is keener,
steadier and more rellablo than his
less fortunato unmarried comrades,
yet many commanding ofllcers have a
strong objection to their subalterns
marrying, their contention being that
it detracts from tho efficiency of a reg
iment if many Junior officers are mar
ried. Tho commander-in-chief in India is
ono of those who object to young offi
cers marrying, and in accordance with
this principle his two aides-do-camp
who are about to enter tho
wedded stit'- will bo obliged to
leave his Ice. Tho married
officer dot-a u support tho mess,
but his expenses In other ways
are about three times as much
as when ho was single. Tho item of
clothes for himself and wifo is, It is
urged, moro than threo times as largo
as when ho had only to provide for
Surgeons Turn From Alcohol.
In Great Britain, at least, the medi
cal profession seems to bo turning
more and moro away from alcohol
as an aid to patients suffering from
disease or injuries of any kind. Somo
British surgeons claim that its use,
in any form, tends to render persons
subjected to operations less likely to
escape complications and actually ro
Carves Artificial Teeth.
Miss Madehno A. Baftlett, of Bos
ton, whoso works of sculpturo have
been highly praised, finds a profitable
occupation in carving artificial teeth.
Dentists send her tho casts and de
scription, with a sample of the color,
and sho dors tho work. Considerable
skill Is required In matching natural
Derivation of Words.
"Autoneer" will be correct when
"lawneer" takes tho place of lawyer
and "teachneer" of teacher. Tho prop
er ending for such words la "er," often
changed for euphony to "yer" or "lor."
Much confusion is duo to misunder
standing the derivation of "engineer."
An engineer is an "ercglne'er," not an
Praise for Hospitals.
Dr. Faure, the eminent French
surgeon, has published his observa
tions resulting from his visit to tho
United States. The magnificence of
tho operating rooms of our hospitals
astonished him, the ono in Mount
Sinai hospital In Now York City being
the handsomest he has seen. Tho ex
cellent system of nursing in America
especially excited his admiration.
Woman's Sovereign Duty.
Any game that causes a girl to bo
Indifferent to her appearance is a
mistake. It is a girl's duty to look as
well as she can. Sho was put into
tho world for that. Judged from this
point of view, therefore, rough and
tum'jlo games wero not Invented for
women. Lady Colin Campbell In Cas-sell's.
The r.ea Aristocracy.
A good name, not money, Is tho
pass key which opens tho aristocratic
portals and admits you Into tho com
pany of thoso men and women who
nro elevating, ennobling, enriching the
world bj their self-denying lives, their
golden deeds, their charities, their
good works for tho poor and tho
Recover from Snake Bite.
Full-grown animals in good condi
tion, either wild or domestic, seldom
Buccumb to snako bite. They re
cover in a few days, doctoring them
selves by methods prompted by In
stinct. Dogs, horses and cattle are
One Use of Fashion.
Fashions have seldom been looked
upon ns stimulants of ethical or physi
cal development; but ns a fact tho
present ones demand that a woman
shall be at her best, and thoy cgfi
her on, if sho has a grain of ambition,
to mako tho most of herself so far a3
physical charm is concerned. N. Y.
Truth From Philosopher.
My body's old, but that's not my
fault. I nm not to blamo for an old
body, but I would bo to blamo for an
old soul. Deland.
Another candidate for Stripes. fl
A Now Jersey smoker who disposed I
of a match so that valuablo property H
was destroyed, has been sent to Jail H
for threo pre, After n whllo oven H
tho homicidal chap who uses nn un- H
loaded gun for decimation of his clr- I
do of acquaintances may como under H
tho ban of the law. H
Dissatisfied Wives. I
According to a writer in Harper's H
Bazar a wifo must learn to guard
against physical fatigue, to leavo' un- H
dono the nonessentials; to cultlvnto H
enthusiasm and a broader outlook; H
nnd, "for tho rest, there's a slmplo
prescription to enjoy what wo enjoy H
moro than wo dlsllko whnt wo dislike. H
Wo don't get so tired If wo do that."
Between Women. H
"Yes," said Miss Passay, "he's an I
awfully Inquisltlvo bore. Ho was H
trying to find out my ago tho othor I
day, so I just up and told him I was H
50. That settled him."
"Well," replied Miss Peppery, "I H
sucsa it is best to bo perfectly can- H
Jld with a fellow of that sort." H
IVl.S.:LL!NV MO. 3 21RS C. H
Makes a Vivid Comparison. H
Heavy snows aro so rare In Kansas H
that sleighs lead almost as secluded H
an oxlstcnco as a married man's dress H
suit. Atchison (Kan.) Globe. H
To those who wish coal that heat tho whole house, that is I I
successful in tho kitchen range, and that does this heating t H
and cooking economically, we recommend H
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Wines, liquors and clp .-a. Tho H
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Tho Whiskoy Morchants.
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CHARITY SALE I
MONDAY. FEBRUARY. 4 I
5 per cent, of sales to go to the charitable organizations
of this city. H
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