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'oSLA . * - LOOU.ISIANA
TIt LJRET OF THE WOOD.
of old sang Arcady,
re nimble dryads tripped the glen;
uld our hearts could wiser be,
p the olden joy of men!
me the woods still weave a spell
ithin their aisles of fragrant green,
And fancies come no doubt can quell,
And whisper oft of forms unseen.
Or nymphs, or elves,.not mine to name
The beings strange I feel so near;
A quiver steals along my frame,
An eerie thrill too faint for fear.
Ah, what was that? A leaflet? No!
That gilded through the dappled air.
I felt It come, I felt It go:
It touched my cheek and stroked my hair.
T"rs fled; and now a murmur swells
Companioned by a scent so sweet,
Of rites mysterious it tells,
And viewless censors frail and fleet.
I strive to catch the whispered prayer
That. floats along the forest nook
Before It fades in cadence rare
Blent with the tinkle of the brook.
Still deeper down the verdant way
A quaking leaf, not sephyr-fanned,
Lures on my feet; I must obey
The beckoning of an unseen hand.
Such slender film two worlds divides,
No longer far that finer air
Within whose depths a secret hides
Illimitably great and fair.
A secret 'tis to soothe and bless
The aching thirst of restless hearts
Who only feel life's bitterness,
Unanswered longings, poisoned smarts.
A secret 'tis no chemist's fire,
No philosophic search can wrest;
'Twill only gladden his desire
Who kneels and lists at Nature's breast.
Though much be known, still more re
We cannot tell what yet may be.
We dull our senses with fruitless gains;
With clouded eyes how can we see?
The Heaven we deem so faint and far,
Past planet mild or Milky Way,
Who knows It lies in some fair star,
And not around our path to-day?
Perhaps not in the sullied mart.
Where priests of fraud and Mammon
But in some purer place apart,
Where blossoms blow and light winds
Where hils and vales in verdure new
8tretch 'neath a sky of perfect peace,
Or 'mid the isles of ocean blue,
Whose tuneful murmurs never cease.
It may be so; and when we go
Par from the crush of moiling men,
Where green boughs wave and brooklets
There may be forms around us then
By us unseen, whose bosoms yearn
To minister and soothe our pain;
And that is why refreshed we turn
To lift the daily cross again.
'Mid woods and fields how sweet it were,
At dewy morn and twilight bland,
To feel in summer winds astir
Caresses of some vanished hand;
To know the haunting fragrance mild
Was not the flowerets gift alone,
But came from Ulps that loved and smiled,
And love us still though silent grown.
-Samuel Minturn Peck, in N. Y. Independ
A BICYChE 40MlOCE.
IT WAS a wretched-looking old bike,
and for antiquity would have taken
first prize anywhere. My disappoint
ment was intense, and tears of mortifi
cation sprang to my eyes, but I forced
them back as I noticed the look of anx
iety on the face of the old man beside
me, who inquired, with some emotion:
"Have you got a cold, Kathie? Your
eyes are wet." "Yes, Uncle Thomas," I
replied, "and summer colds are so hard
to get lid of; but never mind my cold;
thank you so much for buying me the
"Well, dearie," he replied, "it's not
quite a new one, but I thougbht it would
do for you to learn on." Oh, how I did
wish he would go away and let me have
a good cry; but as he hung about I had
to mount and take a few turns round
the garden, much to his delight, and
he rubbed his hands, exclaiming:
"Well done, little girl! You'll be there
before any of them, you bet!" At last
he went indoors, and, hiding myself in
the summer house, I wept.copiously.
What should I do? Get my prayer book
and keep on repeating the collect for
nrain ? 8tay in bed the next day and pre
tend my cold was worse? No, neither
of these resources would do; and even
if it rained all night, which was not in
the least Likely, I woulntd have to put
in an appearman*e on the morrow. Well,
there was one spice of comfort left
the roads were inches deep with fine,
white dust. I would start early and get
a good covering of it over poor uncle's
gift, and then perhaps some of its many
deficiencies might be hid; and then,be
ing naturally light-hearted, I dried my
tears and went in to prepare tea, that
being a duty I did not allow our litile
"maid to interfere with. My mother
sad I bed lived alone for many years,
my father, who had died when I was
three yearn old, being only a memory to
me. He had been captain and owner of
a merchantman, bat he had only been
able to leave a very moderate independ
eney for my mother, so we two had al
ways livred very quietly, and it was quite
an event in our lives when a letter came
from 'Frisaeo telling that my mother's
only relative wra coming home after an
absence of 40 years. I had never seen
my quiet mother so excited over any
thing. He was her mother's only broth
er, and she had only a very dim recol
lection of his going away.
"I am afraid, Kathie,'" ae said, "that
uncle is only a poor man; for, although
he has corresponded with me at long in
tervals, he has never mentioned his af
faire. 8till I am pleased to think he is
coming." Well, Uncle Thomas followed
deloely on his letter; and, true, enough,
his astairs did not seem to have flour
ished, for hs clothes were quite thread
bare and his luggage of the scantiest.
Like most girls of the present day, my
great ambition was to own a bicycle,
bt, unfortunately, the buying of one
was quite out of the question, although
I eidd ride well enough, my compean
es, learrls Floyd, the doctor's only
J , beiagh let lteleara on hers.
after ease more diseussing the
luctantly give up all idea of joining the
picnic, and I had so longed to go; for
one thing, it was the first time Sir Wal
ter's demesne bad ever been accessible,
and that in itself made me more anxious
to see the beautiful grounds that had
always been so jealously guarded from
intrusion. Sir Walter had died six
months before, and. the heir that be had
never seen had given permission for
this special party to hold their meet in
his demesne; and, by the way, he had
not seen the place himself, but was ex
pected to arrive at an early date. Per
haps I ought to have said that his agent
had given the doctor's party leave to
see the grounds, and not be. Well, after
mother had succeeded in convincing me
of her inability to get me even a second
hand mount, Uncle Thomas had unex
pectedly chimed in by saying: "Well,
Kathie, if you don't mind having a very
first-class bike, 11 get you one." I was
both astonished and delighted, and
kissed the old man effusively and went
to bed quite happy; and now, just be
fore the day of the meet, he had brought
this monstrosity! Well, I must not be
too hard on the old man, but I wished he
had bought himself a new coat instead.
The collect for rain was unapaswered;
so was my desire for sudden sickness. I
never felt better in my life, and the sky
was cloudless, so there was nothing for
it but to put a bold face on the inevita
ble, and at the time appointed I started,
watched from the gate by my evidently
admiring uncle. Creak, creak, went the
old ramshackle. It was awful! What
should I do when I joined the others,
every one of whom owned a first-class
mount? Should I turn back and pre
tend that I had a spill? Oh, there was
no pretense required, for, giving an
extra groan, my mount collapsed and it
and I rolled over into the dust below.
When I picked myself up I found the
rim off and the spokes all twisted and
broken; there was nothing for it but
to drag the remains back to the cottage
and take up my daily duties, and, while
feeling sorry for uncle's disappoint
ment, I could not but rejoice at my es
cape from the criticisms of Florrie and
Still, there was no use hurrying;
the day was lovely. So, dragging my
wheel to a shady bank, I sat down
and began to make a daisy chain, and
had almost completed it when a gig
drove rapidly round the corner. I was
on the wrong side of the road, and
right in its track. It took the driver
all his time to pull up to escape driv
ing over me, and jumping quickly to
my feet I tried to get my unfortunate
bike out of the way, but it was use
less; its ruin was complete. Quickly
descending, the driver showed great
concern at what he called his stupid
ity, but I only laughed, and informed
him that he had only completed the
wreck; and, almost before I knew
what I was about, I told the whole
story of my uncle's gift and my dis
appointment. He seemed quite amused
at the recital, and then told me that be
himself was just going to Cliff Court,
Sir Walter's demesne, and would have
great pleasure in driving me there. I
was not hard to persuade, and after
he had helped me to place-the remains
of my bicycle carefully behind the
hedge, off we started, passing on the
road the doctor and his guests. So
after all it was I who got the first
glimpse of the beautiful court, and
MY MOUNT COLLAPBED.
stood on the terrace among the strut
ting peacocks when the others arrived,
"for all the world," Florrie said, as
though I "owned the place, and was
waiting to receive them as guests."
I should say my companion en route
left me on our arrival, saying his busi
ness was with the agent, and just as
the others arrived he returned, saying
the agent had given him permission to
take us not only over the grounds, but
through the court itself. Such a thing
had never been heard of before and
caused great excitement among us. It
would take me a week to tell of the
beauties of one of the most stately of
"the stately homes of England."
We all nandered at will through the
magnificent picture galleries and sa
perb reception rooms; and then to
our intense surprise found a choice
lunch awaiting us in the great dining
hall, where befrilled dames of hun
dreds of years ago looked down in
haughty disdain on us, as though re
senting our intrusion; and ancient
knights leaned on their swords and
seemed to look us through and through.
But the day waned, and much to our
regret the time for starting homeward
came. It was only then I began to
wonder how I was to get there; but
my knight of the morning again of
fered me a seat, and off we drove, lear
ing the others to follow. The drive
through the fragrant country, lanes
was most enjoyable, and my companion
very entertaining, telling me of many
foreign lands through which he had
traveled, and was describing a visit
to the ice pelace of St. Petersburg when
we reached the spot where should have
been the remains of my poor bike;
but search as we would we could and
no trace of them.. I was greatly upset
at this, but my companien said perha
it was best so, and then my onele would
not feel grieved at the state of his
t. ¶ l"t"e a*id** s***i*
great shyness came over me and I b&
gan to realize how free I had been with
a complete stranger, and wondered
what mother would think of it all. So
I said I would not get into the gig
again, but would walk home and make
my explanations as best I could.
My friend would gladly have accom
panied me, but this I refused, and shyly
holding out my hand, said: "Good-by;
you have been very good to me, and I
thank you for helping me to-day."
But he ouly laughed, and said: "It must
not be good-by, but only good-day, for
I will be engaged with the agent at Cliff
Court for about a month, and I hope
you will let me call on your mother and
yourself." He watched me out of sight,
and as I neared home I wonder how I
could tell Uncle Thomas of the disaster
to my bicycle; but there was no need
of explanations, for on reaching home
I found poor uncle had met with a sad
accident, having fallen from a ladder
he had mounted in order to fasten a
climbing rose tree above his bedroom
window. One of his legs was badly
broken, and he had received other se
rious injuries. Still, he managed to
ask me if I had had "a happy day,"
when I stood crying at his bedside. "Oh,
yes, dear uncle," I replied, "the happiest
day in my life, I am sure," on hearing
which he smiled feebly and then lapsed
into unconsciousness. He was in great
danger for weeks, and when my knight
of the picnic called I could only see
him for a moment or two. He left his
card for mother and the name or it
was "Mark Urquart." Well, it became
a daily thing for him to call to inquire
how our invalid progressed, and some
times I sat in the old summer house
with him; but I did not understand the
hold he had got on my heart till be told
me he would be leaving in another
week, his business with the agent be
ing over. Oh, how my heart ached
when I thought of him going away;
and he must have seen my grief in my
face, for he told me he could not go
unless I went with him. In vain I
spoke of my uncle's illness, my mother's
loneliness. He would insist on speak
ing to my mother that very night, and
after quite a prolonged interview my
mother called me in and, greatly to
my surprise, told me she was quite
willing for me to be married privately,
on account of her uncle's illness. She
said Mark had quite satisfied her as to
his ability to keep a wife. So the next
week we were very quietly married in
a neighboring town, and then went to
the Westmoreland lakes for a week.
We had arranged to stay with mother
for another week before taking up a
house for ourselves; but as we traveled
homeward Mark asked me if I knew that
Sir Frederick, Sir Walter's successor,
was to arrive that night to take pos
session of Cliff Court. I said no, and
that it would be delightful for us to
mix with the crowd that would be
waiting to welcome him before going
on to the cottage. So Mark being agree
able, we took a fly from the station and
arrived as a light was being put to an
immense bonfire on the hill. Mark said
we would go in by the side gate and es
cape the crush, and we reached the ter
race without difficulty. The peacocks
should have been gone to roost, but the
noise had evidently roused them, and
they were strutting about just as they
had been that other day. Just as I was
going to remind Mark of that time a
great cheer went up, and a crowd came
rushing around us crying: "Long live
Sir Frederick!" and Mark said: "For
give me, Kathie, darling, for deceiving
you; I am Sir Frederick!"
Then before I could realize what he
really meant Florrie came running up
and said: "Didn't I say that other day
that you were just like the owner re
ceiving your guests? and now you real
ly are part owner. I wish you much
happiness." Oh, dear, it bad all come
to me so unexpectedly that I felt faint,
and asked Mark (for I could not call
him Frederick) to take me to mother.
He told me she and uncle, who had i'm
proved very quickly, were waiting in
the court for me, so I hastened in, and
found them in a cozy, quiet morning
room. Mother clasped me in her arms
and asked my forgiveness in aiding
Mark, who had told her his real position
the night he proposed to me. But while
she was speaking, we heard Mark say:
"Is it possible that you are Uncle
Thomas?" You see, owing to uncle's
accident, he had not seen him before.
My uncle laughed and said: "I suppose
my little game is up," and while mother
and I looked from one to the other for
some explanation, Mark said: "I find
that after all it is 1 who must introduce
Uncle Thomas to you. We are old
friends and traveled together from
'Frisco. He is the famous American
millionaire, Thomas Gilford Banks, the
latter name he adopted some years
ago." So it turned out-that Mark
(whose name was Frederick Mark) had
not married a poor girl after all, though
he thought he had, for I am uncle's sole
heiress, and he gave me a bicycle
worthy of a millionaire as a marriage
The Loeemotive Whistle.
The railway whistle-who has not
heard its piercing shriek?-wans invent
ed because of the destruction of a load
of eggs. The first railways in England
crossed country roads at grade, and
the engineer had no way of giving waran
ing of his approach except by blowing
a tin horn. One day, in the year 1833,
a farmer was crossing the railway
track, on one of the country roads, with
a load of eggs and butter. Just as ha
reached the track a train approached.
The engineman blew his hbrn lustily,
but it was too late. Eighty dozen eggs
and so50 pounds of butter were smashed
into an indistinguishable mass. The
railway company had to pay for the
butter, eggs, horse and wagon, and
naturally tried to avoid such a heavy
loss in the future. George Stephenson
was appealed to, and the next day had a
contrivance which, whei attached to
the engine boiler and the steam turned
cu, gave out a loud, shrill sound. Thia
contrivance has developed into the loe i
motive whietc, ~s we know it DOr Q
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
-The swallow has a larger mouth,
in proportion to its sime, the, anyotbes'
bird. He needs a scoop-net mouth, fos
be does all his feeding on the wing.
-Place a snake on a smooth sur
face, as a polished table, and it makeq
no headway, because it finds no rei
asstance on the smooth surface to aid
it in pushing ahead.
-An attempt to acclimatize ostriches
In south Russia has proved successful.
The ostriches born in Russia are much
less sensitive to cold than the imported
ones, and their plumes are equally good.
-The wave length of Roentgen rays,
according to Prometheus, has been as
certained by Dr. Fromm, of Munlcbi, to
be fourteen millionths of a millimeter,
or about 75 times smaller than the
smallest wave length of light. The de
termination was based upon interfer
-Condensation is the result of chill
ing the air. The ascent of the lower
strata of the atmosphere into the high
er regions and the consequent exmn
sion and loss of heat is the most prob
ab'e'cause of rain, and it is not impos
sible that the air near the ground, be
ing made to rise by being artificially
heated, might tend to produce the de
sired downpour of'rain.
--Sudden and great fluctuations In
the level of water in wells in stormy
weather, closely corresponding to, the
fluctuations in wind velocity recorded
by Prof. Langley, beve been observed
by Dr. Romei Martini. This explains
,the popular tradition that bad weather
may be predicted from the sudden rise
and fall of wells. Curiously, however,
small and rapid changes of barometer
are more certain to affect wells than
-"A Calcutta physielsn who was at
tacked by a swarm of bees," says Pop
ular Science News, "was severely stung
on the hand, head, face and neck, no
fewer than 150 stings being afterward
taken from his neck. Fortunately he
had some ipecacuanha powder with him,
which he ijmneddately had made into a
paste and smeared over the head, face
and neck. The effect wasmost marked,
preventing to a large extent the swel!
ing and pain which invariably follow
the bee's stings."
CANNIBALS' QUEER ACTS.
Interesmtla Statistles l RIegart to
Eatiag Human Flesh.
Manuscript recently discovered-in the
neighborhood of Cairo gives some inter
eating information in regard to eanni
balism. For thousands of years the
fashion of eating human flesh prevailed
in Cairo and the adjoining country. The
object, however, was not to satisfy hun
ger, but rather to honor the dead. Only
the arms and legs were eaten, and for
all we know to the contrary the remain
ing plrtions of the bodies were treated
with becoming reverence.
Taking this established fact as a
starting point, Flinders Petrie, the
eminent English archaeologist, recently
act himself to study the psychology of
anthropophagy, and he was soon in pos
session of several other equally remark
able facts. For example, he learned
that of every 100 persons who eat hu
nman flesh 20 do so with the object of
honoring the dead as well as of securing
their good will, and thus obtaining for
themselves perfect happiness in the
next world. Such is the custom of the
Thibetans, as well as of the Australian
and South American aborigines. The
Thibetans were especially wont to hold
most impressive religious ceremonies
while the cannibalistic feasts were go
The Samoides do not hesitate to eat
their parents, and in defense of their
conduct they maintain that the dead
will thus live more happily and alto
gether more comfortably in the future
life. In ancient times certain tribes
invariably ate their dedeased friends
and relatives, as they considered that
it would he a monstrous thing to hand
them over to the tender merciea of the
worms. All cannibals, however, are not
actuated by such unselfish motives. Ae
cording to a writer in the Journal des
Debats, many cannibals eat human flash
with the object of obtaining direct ben
efits thereby. Thus we are told that
19 per cent. of them eat the most stal
iwart warriors who fall in battle, with
the hope of increasing their own cour
age, and that they also eat dead chil
dren, with the object of thus recovering
their lost youth. Again, ten per cent.
eat their nearest relatives through re
ligious motives, since they hope thaus to
ercape the wrath of the gods. Moreover,
five per cent. eat human flesh because
they hope in this manner to punish
those whom they are eating.
There is room for much further in.
restigation in this direction, and those
who know Mr. Petrie are confident that
he will in the near future discover many
more equally interesting facts regard
tug cannibalism.-N. Y. Herald.
The Klomdike as a Place to Itre la.
Dawson City is nearly ten degrees
further to the south than the ancient
Norwegian town of Hammerfest,
where men make a shift to live comfort.
ably the year round. To be sure, there
is ad gulf stream to temper the Iroa
frosts of Klondike, and the averag,
winter is 23 degrees below sero; but
there are warm winds from the Pacife
in the summer that make the elimaste
iar from forbidding. The average temr
perature for the summer months is 1
degrees, and the 84 degree mark is by
no means unknown to the mercury. I
as, of course, too far north for wheat,
but barley, oats and rye ripen hfreely,
Fnd ordinary vegetables can be eulti
-ated with sueeeas. A fair index to the
oil and climate is afforded by the tim
ber. The finest white spruce grows
abundantly in the Klondike region.
The trunks even attain a diameter of
two feet where the forest is net arowd
cl. As for the danger of starvatioi,
that should not exist, if the miners ex
ercise common prudeae. The streams
swarm with salmon, ad a few weoekof
sabhing in the fall bould pwovldo tin
settlement seuriy,--I-, ufstted 4met"
PUNGEffr PARAGRAP .
-OA splendid ear, but a very poor
volee," as the organ grinder said to the
-He (bitterly)-"Have you the heart
to refuse me?" Shbe--"No. I have rgiven
it to another man."-Brooklyn Life.
-As He Looked at It.-Sne-"I won
der who first said: 'It is better to be
born lucky than rich?'" He-"Somd
old fool whose wife married him for
his money, I guesa."-Cleveland Leader.
--Mistress--"Brldget, didn't your
company stay until rather a late hout
last night?" Bridget-"It's all right
mem; he be on the foorce, an' he
couldn't go to bid, annyway."--Boston
-Might Obange Her Mind.-"Do you
take Instantaneous photographs here?"
"Yea" "Well, get in your work quick,
then, before my wife takes a notion to
go to some other gallery."-Chloago
I-Little Arthur had been to church.
".How did you like the sermon?" asked
bls sister. "Pretty well," responded the
youthful eritic. "The beginning was
very good, an@dso was the end, but it had
-too much middle."-Tat-Bits.
-An Alibi.-"I hear that the crowd
assailed you when you appearedat the
Plunkvil!e opera house." "False, me
boy, false," replied the eminent tragedi
an, Mr. Barnes Tormer. "All false.
There was no crow&d"-Indianapolis
-Money in Races-"You don't mean
to say you've found a sure way to make
pnoney at the races?" Jin.--"Sure as
shooting. I never fail." Blinks-"Myl
My! Do you buy tips?" Jink--"No, I
sell them."-N. Y. Weekly.
CYCLING FOR ASTHMA.
PhTstelaus Who Have St dled the Dis
ease Favoer IItag Oe the Wheel.
The value of bicycle riding for that
portion of humanity suffering with
divers ailments that may be benefited
by exercise is no longer disputed very
largely. An English physleian who has
made the study of bicycle riding a it
pertains to asthmatic persons the ob
ject of special research has come out
unqualifiedly in favor of the use of the
Aethma, according to the generally
accepted idea, may be cured, or at least
relieved, by exercising the respiratory
prgans. Asthma is known by a great
many as shortness of breath. The
slightest exertion out of the o iasry
causes palpitation of the heart and a
choking, hbalf-tuocated feeling. The
face and head become etrenmely warm
and flushed, and the sensation of ex
treme discomfort has a depressing ef
feet upon the system.
Nearly all first beginners on the bl
cycle find hill climbing decidedly an
noying. The heart throbs with each
effort of the limbs, sad the blood surges
in best waves over the body. Peraipra
tion is greatly accelerated and hill
climbing is voted a nuisance. Constabt
practice, however, if theiheart be sound,
soon enables cyclists to climb ordinary
hills with a comparative degree of com
It was the resemblance of the syap
toms of asthma to the trials of the hill
climber that induced the physician who
investigated the subject to experiment
with cycle riding upon asthmatic pa
He found, first of all, that bicycle
riding, whether by inralids or well per
sons,.increased the depth of breathinj
without fatigue. More air was taken
into the lungs to aerate the blood.
Chest eapansion increased slightly.
The patient with asthma could not
ride very far at first without wheeslau
and coughing. At night he choked up
about as badly as ever. Little by little,
day after day, this wore off, sand at
length, after a year of moderate riding;
it dawned upon him one day that he was
so mudh improved that a ride of a3
or 40 miles did not fatigue him in the
least. Furthermore, all that disagree
able titgbhtness over the cbest at night
from which he had snaffered for years
In another year be ecould ride 50 miles
where he had been able to ride 2S, and
without any discomfort. During the
winter he rode indoors.
To-day he is practiceally well. Amer
Iean physicians, who have studied the
subject, are inclined to agree with thd
theory of the bieyele er ofor asthma.
At least half a dose instanceas reeited
in New York of men wioneeei to b per
tially enred by juleous ua ofCL the
wheel.-N. Y. Joural.
Keep Thetr Mouths Shut.
The oyster stands as a model for hu
manity, in that be can easily be taught
to shut his mouth There is only one
correct way to accomplish this, bow
ever and it is done in tie fashion: Tbhe
newly-dredged oyeters are placed in
water; then occasionally during the
day the water Is run of, ]eaving te
oysters uncovered and otherwise ieao:
,moded. During the first time the eye-.
ters are uncovered a great number of
,them open their shells, and these prob
Lbly feel very uncomfortable until the
water covers them again. After a few
leasons of this kind the oyalters slowly
learn not to open tbeir shellswhen they
are expeeted Stketp thea closed-.-.
'Y. Journal. ,.
Weima's Iatse Misemia.
"Thbe Bible says it is not good fr
man to be alone," said the wife of 4
man whosa a poor opiniomof wumen.
"Ya'as," yawned her husband, "th
are timeo when a man needs the help
of a trpe nd loving wife; whan, foe
instancee, he baasto look around fop
some one to settle bs property upon, In
order to put it out of the reach of his
credltors."-T-ammyar Times .
oees' Night Work.
Bees work at night in the blve, bahl.
lag their combs as perfeetly as iU
elestrie light shone there all the tIre.
.The existene• of the young depends em
the liquidity of the stmehatiae feed ps
eented to them, and if light wese -
.sti, amnse t o .isit wease p q
prob.*lity, provo fatal to the lInasp
4 ti shlv - lmeatsm anprt ,
AiAT6, ThAtna mOY z4m.a 7
Pwmsutle bicycle tlree - wtl1
leonger by ging a newlydes) Le
which has two looselylgvoted cps
with rubber or felt pads to press aOMh
sides of the rim when the brake
plied instead of on the tire.
Screw propellers are to be n ,
stead of rubbers for steering a " a
shaft being mounted in eithei*the
or stern of the vessel at right aa lhi:
with the keel and fitted with pr
wheets on each end, to be revold
draw the boat around.
In a recently patented eycle at
mechanism the ball-races in the t'
the machine are slightly depres4
the front and'rear, so as to gud
wheel in a nearly straight line bg
lug the gear cones to sink into th.i
prEsalons when the wheel is straI .
k simple device which ill l
mZ rsrai.road accidents consistat
lfuite knob attached to the endesaof
axles, to drop down and eemplet
electric circuit, thus giving at a
to the engineer whenever a holtb
eurs on a car. -
A German has invented an appsrtte
to "lncrease the comfort" of person lu
railway earriages and on board hl
conslsting of a back rest supported
a strap, with loops for the arms htna~ I
net for the head, the whole being .s0- ,
pended from the ceiling by springs. "..
Bicycle stands are being made w gti .1
two parallel cued bars, betwend..
which the wheel alips, fastened attb. '
ends to eross pieces wbich saepp
them on the foor, the eenqer oft
bars being recessed to teeelve *0
handle bars when the wheel is inve t I
WHAT TIHE LAW DECIDES.
Trover or trespass de bonIsaspota
b held, in Alliance Trust oompa( .
Nettleton Bardwood company (
86, L. . A. 155, to be mainta.ins " .
a disseisee on his reentry for the value -
of trees cut during ais disseisip. "
An unsigned, unattested sheet mak
inag an additional bequest, attached b
a testator to his will aftef its exee
tion is held, in Shaw vs. Camp (I1 ' :"
8, L. R. A. 211. to be made efective as .
part of the will by a subse yest eema'
SUFFERIN WOMEN. -
ow [anyart Them Have QM.* i
Obtaied Adviee That 3lade
My stker, if you find that In.e1 adk4
following faithfully your family do +
to's advice, you are not getting well,
why.do you not try another oo
Many and many a woman has
written to Mrs Pinkham, of
Mss., statin her symptasr t - -
was promptly received. The follow.
lapr letty strou
'sik for e
wouldlget wel I amd iemsale
in their woest forem, netred
agedeas avry month my womb
back to my babahd
hysteria, fainting Istebsg,
" My feet and hands were aod
the time, my limbs were so weak
I coald hardly walk areand the
was troubled with numb
have taken four bottles of
bottle of her Blood Vuiztaec,
age of her Sanative Wash,
entirely aered. I have not .
of thosrn numb apels since,.
wooder that I aing the praises
medicine that has oared me olrth
flla e l Inea1 P-m s
:motst ., Boekton, a m. ",•