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HOW SOME PEOPLE SLEEP
The Japanese stretches himself on
a rush mat on the floor and puts a
hard square block of wood under his
Chinese beds are very low, scarce
ly rising from the floor, but are often
carved exquisitely of wood.
The inhabitants of the tropics often
curl themselves up like monkeys at
the lower angle of a suspended ham
mock and sleep very soundly that
The Russian likes no sleeping place
BO well as the top of the big soap
Btone stove in his dwelling. Crawling
out of his blistering bed In the morn
ing, he delights in taking a plunge in
a cold stream, even if he has to break
through the ice to do so.
In Lapland the native crawls, head
and all, into a bag made of reindeei
skin and sleeps warm and comfort
able within It.
The East Indian, at the other end
of the world, also has a sleeping bag
Its purpose is to keep out the mo
Bquitoes rather than to keep its occu
AGES THAT ANIMALS ATTAIN
Undoubtedly the longest lived ani
mal on earth is the whale, its span
of existence being estimated by
Cuvier at 1,000 years. The next
largest animal, the elephant, will, un
der favorable conditions, live 400
The average age of cats is 15 years
of squirrels, 7 or 8 years of rabbits,
7 a bear rarely exceeds 20 years a
wolf, 20 a fox, 14 to 16. Lions are
comparatively long lived, instances
having been recorded where they
reached the age of 70 years.
Pigs have been known to live to
the age of 20 years, and horses to 60,
but the average age of the horse is
25 to 30. Camels sometimes live to
the age of 100.
Eagles occasionally and ravens fre
quently reach the age of 100 years,
and swans have been known to livf
S00 years. A tortoise has been know*
to lire 107 years.
Irwin's Promising Son.
Arthur Irwin, the scout of the
Highlanders, has a son who is des
tined to shine on the diamond one of
these days. He is working in the out
field every day and promises to be
Clever player in time.
GRAIN OF SALT WILL HELP
Stories of importance of Signals Ex
aggerated by WritersSome
Yarns Are Made Readable.
A story has been going the rounds
of the papers lately to the effect that
the several clubs of the big leagues
have been trying~to emulate the early
example of the Athletics in studying
out the signals of the other clubs. It
used to be the opinion that Connie
Mack had his men trained so that they
were constantly watching for the
slightest indication of a signal on the
part of the other players, and that the
Inside facts thus discovered were of in
estimable value to the Athletics. It is
tiow contended that many of the other
teams are doing the same thing, and
that it is as much a part of the educa
tion of a baseball player to be alert and
keen to discover the other fellows'
signals as it is to play the physical
part of the game.
There is a good deal of bunk about
fill this signal stuff and wonderful sto
ries of inside play and all that sort of
thing, says the Milwaukee Sentinel.
Unquestionably a good deal of the
routine of baseball is done after some
fignal, but there is not nearly so
much of It as some writers try to
make the public believe. Neither is
there very much opportunity to grab
off the signals of another team.
It does very well to write press
agent stories about this sort, of thing,
jtnd it must be admitted that they are
reasonably readable, but most of them
want to be taken with a large size
grain of salt.
Rare Brotherly Affection.
In Willing the residue of his estat
Ko his brother, the late R. W. Peebles,
solicitor, of Dublin, expressed thanks
for the undying brotherly love which
had existed between them, and regret
ted that he had not always followed
his brother's advice.
Proper Course of Life.
A man's purpose of life should b
like a river, which was born of a
thousand littla rills in the mountains
and when at last it has reached ita
manhood in the plain, all its mighty
current flows changeless to the sea,-
H. W. Beecher.
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
COW WITH FREAKISH HOOFS
A. G. Davis of Dennysville, Me.,
owns the "freak cow here pictured.
The animal has four hoofs, each one
of which is no less than twenty-two
inches in length, and so badly twist
ed and contorted that the animal can
only walk with difficulty. When a
call she developed ungainly hoofs,
which grew as she became older and,
though the horny growth was fre
quently pared away, it returned again
and again, until at last the owner gave
up trying to effect any improvement
in the creature's anatomy, and began
to take her round to local fairs and
exhibit her as a curiosity. The hoofs
are of a deep green color, and closely
resemble a lobster in conformation.
BIGGEST OF THE MAMMOTHS
The skeleton of a mammoth just set
lp at Stuttgart is the largest ever dis
covered. Bones were found in the dilu
vial deposits of tbe river Murr, in
Swabia, and months of work since then
have been rewarded by the obtaining
and removal of a nearly complete skel
eton. The great size Is indicated by
the fact that the skull weighs nearly
three-fourths of a ton, while the up
per foreleg is four and one-half feet
long. The specimen is rensarkable for
the great length of the legs, the gen
eral lightness of frame, arai for the
shortness of the curved tusksless
than eight feet long. It seems, to rep
resent a transition type between the
most ancient mammoth and t&e fleet'
er and smaller modern elephant.
Germany's Heavy Burdens
Germany's naval budget has In
creased in nine years from 194,000,000
marks to 434,000,000 marks, while
the annual expenditure on the Ger
man: army has risen from 677,000,00"
marks to 807,000.000 marks
More Anxious You Are About the Quality ot Your Clothes, the
the Surer You Will Be to Come Here tor Them
"RyjrE N who really want to dress well should
spend a few minutes here soon inspec-
ting our showing of "Quality Clothes."
If you seek what's correct in style, in pat-
tern and in shade as well as cut, you want to
come here. In every garment you will find
the latest style tendencies, combined with
good taste and becomingness.
And the patterns and shades are by all
odds the richest and most fashionable that
the season has produced.
But the quality is what you must notice
it demands your attention. The most real
value for your money that it is possible to
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912.