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SSOME TIiNGS OF INTEREST.
A Round Trip.
At Tiredville the trip begins.
We soon reach Ilrowy w 'entrd,
The gates of $81eepyland we push
A part, and slowly entter.
Within are drteams of evvry kind,
And naps of every nalt in:
We must take care, oar !:i::I!. re mad
Will chase us from the station.
But, when we've once reaclrtd Sluruber
We've riu n rom os rect to w ,r!'y.
'The journey bnek t, !1 id " a:watl
We tale in quite ;t 1.,;,er.
The Cat nuld I'inuhion.
Miss Clara Rossiter hail a cat that
amused itself by drawin,; all thi-, Ipns
out of the cushion. 'When t 1:: l ::t
was removed, it woa:la i-: : upt i-nto
its mistress's face with an cti,:re'i" t'n
that meant, "Pleave st: k the.m in
again." And, as often as thiy were
put in, just as often wern they drawn
out. This cat had anlt l, r f:.v :ite
amusement. If a vate of lows rs
stood within rea'::, it u:, ,1 to pick
the flowers out oar by cue and lat
A )Fortunate Iog.
A Chicago school has lat''y fur
nished a very Iprtty ins:anc", o, child
ish sympathy and childihIi resource
fulness. Som;e ,t'"·: havi:'g com
plained of a dog; which hadl no home
and no visible mnans of suippol;t, a
policeman was de-ail. l to s;hoot the
animal. When he alpe-artd near the
schoolhouse with his revok;er,, one
of the little girls asked himt what he'
was going to do. lie to!l her, and
she beggted him not to shoot th, ani
mal. "But I must," he said, "'for he
hasn't' any license." ".\e'W l gIt him
a license if you won't shoot himt,"
said the little girl; an:d so the po
liceman granted a few dlays' respite.
The little girl inte:ested eight or ten
of her friends, arranged for a. ",hw,"
consisting of specuhes, riecitations,
and music, to be giw n by thenlt;:!Ives,
and persuaded th-lr teach.er to an
nounce it, with its l:arkitble tbj-ct.
They cleared enough ithnuey to raiats
the dog fronm a condlition of v;agraicy
to a position of allimtne- a::l in; l,'econd
ence. They paid his lii -n a fee
bought him a new collar awnl were
even able to deposlit a :stall sum
with the butiher to provide their
canine friend with juicy niarrtw'-hones
and choice cuts rf chuck steak in
days to come.-Youthls Companion.
How in Tilunderttornm h'orrn-.
The formation of a thunderstorm
is one of the familiar things that few
of us know anything about. That
sounds like a conntriadiion, but it is
not, for while we are familiar enough
with the impressive spectacle made
by the clouds as they gather and with
the sometimes disastrous and always
startling effects of the storm when it
breaks over us, how many of us can
trace it back to Its origin, step by
step, and tell how and where it got
its terrible power?
Let us try to do this. There is no
doubt that the electric charge of a
cloud comes from an initial charge
multiplied by induction. The initial
charge may be acquired by evapora
tion, for we know that electric ity may
be generated in that way. Or it may
be generated by the friction of vapor
laden air, which, moving as wind,
comes in contact with objects on the
This vapor is composed of very
minute particles of water, each of
which becomes electrified, the charge
accumulating in its surface. Now, as
these particles or drops comne together
and are condvenit"ed into large' drops
the surface area i.; red(tuced in pro
portion to the vlumra(, and an in
creased electric acc;umulation is the
result. In other wordst, when two
drops are coundhneo d into one, there
is the same quiantity of water atd
of electricity as when the drops v-ere
separate, but there is a iood tldeal l.ess
surface, and the elect'ric chaige is in
tensitled to that extent.
The drops so formed attract smallr
drops by their great piower, and thus
condensation, with continual increare
of power, goes on rapidly andi a thn:
dercloud begins to form. As the
cloud is sent forwarn.d ,y the wind it
affects the earth's -treface by indtuc
tlon, and the earth's sut-face a.frcts
it In the sam% way, the clou:l becotm
Ing positively and the earth negative
ly charged. This goes on rapidly,
electric energy being continually
drawn to the cloud from the air, and
the same quantity Iebing replaced
from the earth below. Thus it is that
the thundercloud formns as quickly
and acquires so, great an electric
"A. Flow a., Ia nlit."
There are soren slow little walkers
that move round gnd rlltnd o;:r gar
dens. You have often seen aln: I won
dered and ,exclaimd over them.
They are said to he! ti.caf and dumb
and blind, Iitt aftur all lh1tse tldraw
backs, and thir clown..-s, too. they
manage to welk a good id.al ly keep
ing at it, and to --c the.ir livitig after
a fashion of thir (owIn.
These snaiis-- fi- nIo doubt you
know the fanmiiav litt!- cr''at:ures-
live upon the t!i tlc c-c l' -vars and
the most pelrfect fruits of thle gar
den. So the snails eart.nt e, s uch
very stupid crecatu-:'s. for at Il-a.t thi.v
know enough to s~leekt th,: b'.est of ail
they find for their dtlinnr. 'rThe snail
hunts his dinner bIy night, l!k., many
other animals, and he has a pleas
antly persistcent way of going, straight
ahead and directly over everything
which comes in his way.
Snalls have many pecuilarltecs. Of
course you know they carry- their
houses upon their hbaclks. The house
is made of a prettily marked shell.
While a snail walks along heo comies
out of this house, but still takes it
along with him. NaturlisHts tell us
that when a snail wants to breathe
he must draw h!mn!ef into his shell
to expel the air from his lungI,. and
come out when he draws air into his
lungs again. This seems to be a
very elaborate andti troublesome way
of breathing, and it is to be hoped
the snail doesn't have to do it very
It la a curious fact that the spiral
pattern of the snail's house nearly
always turns fromn right to left. But
occasilonally a snail is found with his
snail pattern turning in the opposite
direction. A snail, then, of this
unique variety is regarded as a
great curiosity, and if you ever find
one, keep it safely as one of the orna
ments of your collection. The shell
is a heavy one, marked with brown
stripes, and the snail's body is gray.
He enjoys his dinners and his slow
perambulations all summer. On the
approach of winter he selects a snug
corner, and there he makes a close
cover for himFe'fc'ut of leaven and
dirt, fastening them together with a
sticky Suld which nature has providedJ
bla t do the work.
he Game of nGuess.
In a new game of "Guess" the con
testants are told that each question
must be answered with the name of
a man who has attained some sort of
fame during the last 100 years. Each
guest is given a little tablet with his
name written on every one of the
pages, which are numbered from one
to 39. Two minutes are allowed to
each question. The questioner sits
with a bowl before her, into which,
when she calls time, each player drops
a slip upon which he has written his
answer. This is the kind of list that
the Woman's Homre Companion sug
g,,sts that the q(l,,stioner read, omit
ting, of clors e, the answer:
Why d;d Engilnd so often lose her
way in South Africa? Mr. Rhodes.
W\hat dil the Emperor of China do
whcin the Empress usurped the
W\Vhose was the first zoological gar
W\hat is Li IHuog Chang credited
with bcing6 S-hle;:.
The lane' that has no turn is a
what? Lon ..-treet.
iowv did l'haraoh's Jewish st-ward
sign himself? Joseph Cllawt,-lerlain.
What does a (Chin, ,se lover say
wheln he Iroposes? D-ewey.
What is in the graves of the three
kings that followed Richard 1 Il? henry
What do the waves do to a vessel
wrecked n 'rr shore? I'(c;her.
If the statue of Lialrty came to life
it would be a what? Livingstone.
What does a ship do to a seasick
A story of Senator D, pew's when
it is known to be old, is what? Spotted
What will Turkey's exchequer be if
she pays the indemnity claim?
Wha.t Is the chairloy likely to do
to the old lady he has to push on a
hot day? Wh'.Vhler.
"What is a novel military name for
a cook'! Ki;t helner.
When d1o you gi t up to see a sun
What 'w e Ire Rris and Southey in
infancy? "Little I:obs."
W\hct( Max 1':(' 1 gets on a plat
form what does he do? ;p,,akcr Reed.
Wihat doc,; a v.ait,-r do aft, r he has
filld i half of tihe glass at a table?
Wh'at does the wind do in a col
lection of dried heb)!s? iuisscl Sage.
In the :. ttlemeit of disputes, do
the European nations quarrel.? General
The towns taken by the British
generally lacked what? Garrison.
The big Northern Pacific, while be
ing built, had to pay a big what for
mecat? Buffalo Bill.
A little laurel wreath pin is an
apropos first prize, with a copy of
"Representative Men" as a consola
tion. A booby is best dispensed with;
it is apt to embarrass the recipient.
Almost any person can prepare an
original list of questions and answers.
Perhaps the easiest method to fol
low in doing this is to seek out a
number of names of celebi itics, or the
names of cities, which might serve as
answers to possible queries, and then
prepare the questions to which these
names will be replies.
THE HUES OF THE BIRDS.
A Scientific Expnation of thlie Color of
the Feathered Songsters.
Does light have an influence in
changing the color of those parts of
animals that are exposed to it gener
ation after generation? Evidence
showing that it does has been
adduced, says the London Optician.
The question is wide-reaching, be
cause, if it is to be answered in the
alfirmative, acquired qualities must be
inheritable, and the great point about
which biologists have wrangled for
years is settled. The action of light
on colors in generai is wtil known. It
is observed in many cases with birds;
at least so Messrs. Meyer and Wig
glesworth concluded from their study
of the birds of Ce!ebes. They have
observed several facts that support
their conciusion. For instance, in the
case where the wing rests on the
boedy there is a change of color with
almost all birds on the interior face
of the wing feathers where these come
in contact with the body when the
wing is folded, and between the color
of this face and that of the outside
of the same fcath, rs there is a dif
fercnce that is often very marked.
The part not subject to the constant
action of the light is white in some
birds, while exposed parts are black.
With one species of parequet the
wing feathers are blue-green on the
side that touches the body and black
on the other side; and it is the same
with others. Another class of in
stances is observed when the tail
feathers are partly covered by the
feathers that protect them; the
former are paler at their bases, and
tend toward white. This is seen very
clearly with scveral birds that have
the exposed part black. The Iase of
all feathers, where they are protected,
is paler and lee-s brilliant in tint.
Li,-ht ihas an evident influence on the
pigmnentation of the plumage. The
first birds mentioned are quite black
when seen from above, while from be
low they appear white. Wherever
their fathers are exposedl to the sun
they are hlisk: where protected they
are whlite. With cage btirds the oppo
site is ift, n seen; thie plumrage be
colmes dlark when they are kept in the
snde and is more brightly colored
when threy are exposed to light.
Mnaking a Hook Individual.
The book-lover does not pay much
attention to the cost price; she looks
to see if the Iraper and type are good.
If the cover 's too orn-te (and in these
dlays when blues and reds and greens
and yellows are thrown on indiscrimi
nately it generally Is) she puts on a
new cover of burnt leather or of linen
canvas decorated in water-color. If she
has time, and if the character of the
bo1,k permits. she extra illustrates it
with photographs - engraving-tones
preferably. Then possibly she secures
the autograph of the author for the
first page before she sends you the
book. Blut whatever the book she sends
may be, she writes a graceful little
phrase or two, by way of presentation.
Then it matters not whether the book
be a Zaehensdorf or one of a three-for
a-dollar edition; you put that book on
the shelf nearest your chair, and your
eye rests often and fondly upon it, and
when you open that book her voice
reads you the story. Such a book will
not let its giver be forgotten.--Olive
Percival, in the WVoman's Home Com
The Red Man's Pronperity.
Whether or not the prosperity Issue
had anything to do with it, a Winne
bago brave, meekly followed by his
fawn-eyed squaw, stalked into a large
dry goods store recently and said:
"Heap good times: want to buy; have
much money." The first purchase was
eight yards of red silk and the second
a set of Sevree china.--Slotu City
T}}E ET TýT Of F/\bJION.
New York City.-The collarette that
can be worn now over the jacket or
blouse when Jack Frost is minded to
do his worst is a comfort and almost
a necessity in this changeable climate.
The May Manton design illustrated is
eminently practical and simple, at the
same time that it is in the latest style.
As shown, it Is of lamb with fox, but
countless combinations can be substi
tuted, and the design will be found
admirable for remodeling fur coats
and wraps that are showing signs of
wear. Velvet, seal plush and Persian
lamb cloth are appropriate with collar
and border of any fur preferred; all
seal is used, all mink, astrakhan or
lamb cloth. The long stole ends are
smart and add to the warmth, but can
be omitted and the collarette made
round, if desired.
The cadmirablpe and collar are in one, cut
in six sections, the curving seams of
which clth aruse t to fit snugly to the
throat. The lorer and stoles are
separate and joined at the edge, and
the entire coland the rette is lined with silk.
To cut this collarette for a woman
of medium size two yards of material
twenty-one inches wide, or one yard
fifty Inches wide, will be required.
Waist With High or Low Neck.
All thin, transparent materials are
having an extended vogue, the half
low or square neck with elbow sleeves
is also much worn. Thb smart May
Manton model illustrated in the large
engraving has the advantage of al
lowing that combination, or high neck
with long sleeves, as preferred. As
illustrated the material is black rib
bon-striped net over white Liberty. As
shown in the sketch a similar material
is made with a square yoke, V-back and
sleeves of lace, but lace, embroidered
batiste, net and all soft silks and
woolen gotods are suitable.
The foundation for the waist is a
fitted lining which includes double
darts and the usual pieces. The V
shaped back is faced on, and the full
side backs are arranged over its edges.
The lining closes at the centre front,
but the opening for the waist is at
the left side beneath the edge of the
full front. The yoke and pointed cen
tre are made fast to the right side of
the lining and hooked over onto the
left. The fronts are slightly full at
the shoulders, and are again at the
waist, where they droop over the de:ep
girdle of bias panne satin. The sleeves
when made in elbow length arc finished
with double frills of the miterial or
lace as preferred.
To cut this waist for a woman of
medium size four and a half yards of
material eighteen or twenty-one
inches wide, or one and three-quarter
yard forty-four inches wide, will be
required, when elbow sleeves and
square neck are used; two and three
eighth yards eighteen inches wide:
two and three-eighth yards twenty
one inches wide, or one and a quarter
yard forty-four inches wide, with two
and one-eighth yards eighteen inches
wide, two yards twenty-one inches
wide, or one and an eighth yard forty
four inches wide, for sleeves, plastron,
V-shaped back and collar when high
neck and long sleeves are used, with
one yard of velvet or silk for girdle.
The Dangling Rosebud.
In spite of The fashion of wearing
bows of gauze, strings of pearls, mer
cury wings, and other developments ot
the aigrette in the hair, there is a morte
simple decoration for the coiffure
which seems particularly appropriate
for very young girls. This is the in
troduction of a few very small rose
buds, as pink as possible, but not red,
in the part of the coiffure, which di
rectly overshadows the brow. The
buds are not pinned up too tight but
have enough stem loose to dangle
slightly downward, so as to move with
the motion of the head. Three rose
buds are all that are needed, and thee
should be very small.
Lacings of narrow black velvet rib
bon are A94 to purt clogs a bMdp
over a lace waistcoat or "full front."
The lacing begins at a point half-way
between the bust line and the waist
and is finished with a bow-knot of the
tied strings. The strings are finished
with extremely small spikes. The eye,
lets are placed far apart so that the
bodice is not meant to be entirely
closed, but at this point is railed across
like the lattice work of a summer
house. Sometimes the sleeves are
laced to match, but in this part of the
bodice, the lacing is tightly drawn se
that the two edges lie close together.
Pink Chiflon Rose.
Silvery dots simulate rain or" dew
drops on the petals of the pink chiffon
rose. Almost as pretty is the so-called
rose of pink silk Liberty gauze. Thls
has spangles of gilt very tiny and
showy. In purchasing one of these
tioral aigrettes it is as well to secure
a rose with silvery shower of frosted
dewdrops, instead of one with gilt
spangles. The silver sparkles more by
an artificial light. The mercury wings
of gauze are liked in white, with silver
spangles. The debutante is especially
found of this decoration.
Jeweled Peacock Feather,
Without a rival is the exquisite speci
men of a jeweled hair ornament which
imitates the peacock's feather. It is
so delicate, yet exact of workmanship,
that deception of the eye seems im.
possible for a moment. The goldsmith's
clever work includes the setting of
brilliants and other stone-, chiefly
semi-precious, to form an "iris" or
iridescent color, very beautiful in de
sign and execution. The peacock feath
er is mounted as an aigrette, and also
as a hat pin.
Miss Swansdown has come to town,
looking as if she had stepped from out
the frame of one of Sir Joshua Rey
nolds' canvases. Not only for a cape
but for a muff, a neck scarf, or a boa,
is swandown in request. It is meant
for very young girls, remember. A
woman who has left behind her first
youth had better not attempt to wear
the delicate, fairy-like substance. But
for a young maiden nothing could be
MIodish Shoulder Knots,
Shoulder knots of panne velvet made
with the ends finished with gold agull
lettes are used on both day and even
An Economleal Trimming.
A chou of chiffon is the economical
and entire trimming of many an ef
fective off-the-face hat.
Studio or Hounsekeepers" Apror.
Every artist and every housekeeper
has felt the neeu of a protectingapror.
Gowns to be kept in order must be
cared for. Such a convenience as the
apron illustrated is sure to be appre
ciated at a glance. As illustrated this
May Manton design is made of Hol
land linen in the natural color, and
will endure all things, but gingham
percale and all similar materials are
The apron is cut with a gored front
and broad sides that are joined with a
curving seam and meet at the back,
where they are buttoned together.
The shape of the seams means neat
ness and fit, and the broad sides com
pletely cover the skirt. The bib por
tion extends over the shoulders to
form straps that are buttoned together
at the back of the neck. At the waist
a belt is attached that is also closed at
the back, and that holds the apron
snugly in place. At the right seam is
placed a generous patch pocket. The
sleeves are separate and simply
finished at the top with cased hems
and at the wrists by bands into which
the fulness is gathered. Elastics are
inserted in the casings and drawn up
to the desired size.
To cut this apron for a woman of me
dium size four yards of material thir
t--two ..es wdn will be required.
It said that no fewer than 20,000 books
for the blind are borrowed aln nally from the
free libraries of this country.
The Twentleth aontury.
We now aend at the threshold of the
twentieth century, sad the nineteenth is a
thitg of the past. It will, however, be
known as the oentary of invenrion and dis
very, and among some of the greatest of
these, we ean truthfully mention Hotetter's
tomaob Bitters, the celebrated remedy for
all ailments arising from a weak or dis
ordered stomach, such as dyspepsia, irdi
;eetion, flatulenoy, constipation and bil
Senator Ingalls held two life insurance po-i.
icies for $1o0,000 each. They were fifteen
payment policies whi, h were taken Decem
Der 23, 1885.
The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever is a bottle of GROVE'S TASTULES
CHILL Toatio. It is simply iron and quinine in
a tasteless form. No cure-no pay. Price 60o.
W J. Turner, oneof the marines killed in
Pekin, wasa Topeka boy. During the Span
ish war he served on the Indiana.
Best For the Bowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
eancer, you will never get well until your
bowels are put right. CasoAaETS help na
ture, cure you witnout a gripe or pain, pro
duce easy natural movements, cost you just
10 cents to start getting your health talk.
CAscuhTs Candy Cathartic, the genuine,
put up in metal boxes, eve y tablet has C. O.
C., stamped on it. Beware of imitations.
Of course it was a Kansas soldier who
scaled the wall of Pekin. took up the end of
the rope and his comrades climbed the rope.
Heenllsted in Wichita April 16, 1099. He first
enlisted in Vermont In 1898. His name is
Calvin S, '1 itus, and while in Wichita belong
ed to the Salvation army.
PtrXAx FADELErsS Dra produces the
fastest and brightest colors of any known dye
stuff. Sold by all druggists.
Congressman Bowersock, of Lawrence
owned the mill at Galena which was swal
lows i by the earth on the South Side mining
grouth. A large force was at work, but the
men were warned by the cracking noise in
the earth beneath them and escape. The
mill alone cc at $8,000.
Pieo's Cure is the beet medicine we ever used
for all affections of throat and lungs.-WM.
O. ENDSLar, V anburen, Ind, Feb. 10.,19t0.
According to the assessors' returns of Kan
sas Galena made the largest gain in popula
tion, Iola made the nzxt largest gain. 2,t,
and Wichita the next largest gain, 1,780.
Indigestion is a bad companion. Get rid
of it by chewing a bar of Adams' Pepsin
Tutti Frutti after eachnmeal.
The Fort Scott sugar plant is being changed
into a syrup pl1. nt. The work has been going
on for six months.
The traveling man wants full fare
at hotels, but he doesn't object tq
half fare on the railroads.
Perhaps your mother had
thin hair, but that is no reason
why you must go through life
with half-starved hair. If you
want long, thick hair, feed it.
Feed it with Ayer's Hair Vigor,
the only genuine hair food you
Your hair will grow thick
and long, and will be soft and
Ayer's Hair Vigor always
restores color to gray hair; it
keeps the scalp clean and
healthy, and stops falling of
One dollar a bottle.
If your druggist cannot supply you, send
us $z.oo and we will express a bottle to you,
all charges prepaid. Be sure and give us
your nearest express office.
J. C. AYEs Co., Lowell, Mass.
Send for our beautiful illustrated book on
The Hair. Free.
Hlopkinsville High School,
SELECT, LIMITED SCHOOL
.....For Yoaug len and Boys.
A tafull English, Classialc, Mathematical and
Commercial Course of Study, Thorough
work and strict dislcipline are obaracter
istios ef the school. Boarding pupils boari
in hs fam:ly of the principal So ond ha:lf
28th session wl1 b'g.n Januarjr 15, 191. No
addttioaal oharge for pupils who enter Jan
uary 1st. Your Pa ronage Soliclted.
For additional information address
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"All the Sweetness of Livinr Blossoms," the match
less tperfume Murray & Laumau Florida Water.
IfaUllmtted wiltl Ttfearse
w.ek e.es, as. .Thompson's Eye Water
Art of Letter Wrltih
In the good old days when postage
was so high people wrote small hands
and crowded a great deal of news and
gossip into a letter, seldom using more
than a single sheet, writing on both
aides and crossing the lines. The
habit of crossing lingers yet with some
women. With the advent of cheap
postage chirography changed its style,
leaping at a bound from the inclined
infinitesimal to the nearly vertical
vast and unrestricted. Note paper of
the ordinary width sustains but a
single word to the lino, whereas three
quarters of a century ago twenty
words might have been written In the
same space. There can be no doubt
that cheap postage has destroyed the
art of letter writing.
Germans CritiLolse Italy's eSchools.
The German press is up in arms
against the new Italian minister of
public instruction, Signor Ballo, ~who
dared to abolish at the intermediate
school the instruction in the Germah
language which his predecessor Bac
celli had introduced. The German
papers think that Italy's commercial
relations with Germany, Austria and
Switzerland, which are becoming clos
er from year to year, make it highly
necessary that the instruction of Ger
man should be cuntinued.
ia's Desertion by His sueeetary.
The severest blow Li Hung Chang
has received for many years is the de
sertion of J. W. Pethick, an American
who had been his private secretary for I
twelve or fifteen years. Mr. Pethick
was paid a large salary to act as ad
visor and instructor in modern lan- I
guages and sciences, and had charge I
of all the viceroy's foreign affairs and
much of his private business. Earl LI
has money invested In all sorts of en
terprises in Europe and Asia, and Mr.
Pethick has looked after his financial
vauiicx na iooicea samr nu nnanc IaJ "ý
441 c l 1 0
. HEAVY BLBPHANT'S
Te Wdh oe m Is Given as ,5ss
There has been little said about the
aise of elephants since the death of
Jumbo a few years ago at St. Thomas,
Canada. It is now claimed that "Bid,"
the giant elephant of the Ferepaugh
& Sells Brothers' circus herd, is not
only the largest elephant in captivity,
but weighs more than Jumbo in his
palmiest days. Sid's weight is given
at 8,258 pounds, while that of Jumbo
was advertised broadcast as being
8,176 pounds. The latter was taller,
but did not have Sid's massive propor
tions. Readers will recall a novel
race run about a year ago in which
a comparison was made between
1 the sprinting ability of an elephant, a
camel, a horse, a bicycle, and an auto
mobile. The race was pulled off at
Ridgewood Park, Brooklyn, and three
heats furnished proof that the ele
phant racer was Sid, whose great
tusks were extended just in time to
save the day.
But Sid will win no more races with
his tusks. In a At of rage two weeks
ago at Columbus, O., he killed his
keeper, Patsy Meagher Forepaugh,
whereupon he was placed under chains
and the ivories were sawed off close
to his chin. Sid furnished objection
to the sawing proceedings, but to no
avail. The tusks were polished and
gold mounted and now adorn the
'home of Lewis Sells at Columbus. O.
Progress on the Celebrated Theates
There is at last an outward and via
Ible sign patent to all beholders that
the rebuilding of the Theater Fran
calse is making progress. Two tri
color flags, brand new and of Imposing
sise, as befits the importance of the
occasion, were hoisted this morning on
I the roof of the theater, says a recent
Issue of the Pall Mall Gasette. This
signal is full of meaning. It is the
I practice of French masons when they
have finished their shave of a building
to crown it with flags, so that the ap
I pearance of bunting on the summit of
I the Theater Francalse indicates that
the heavy work is finished, and that
the feld is now clear for the carpen
ters and joiners. Nor is this the only
sign that the theater is nearing com
pletion. M. Claretle was able to in
form the members of his company re
cently that the reconstruction of the
dressing rooms is now so far ad
vanced that they can proceed to choose
the rooms they will occupy for the fu
ture and arrange with the architect the
final details of their design and orna
mentation. The societaires will make
their choice in the order in which they
were admitted to the Comedle, the old
est members of their private rooms
will be a sort of forecast of their defi
nite reinstatement in their theater, and
will help to revive the flagging pa
Uience of the societaires.
It Arises from the sea and Adds to the
Surface of the Earth.
Every one has read of large islands
being produced by the mineral depos
its of innumerable coral animals, but
few people know that there exists a
tree which, like the coral island, arises
from the sea and adds to the surface
of the earth. Some twenty years ago
a schooner, while sailing along the
South American coast, was wrecked
on a sand bank. The captain of the
vessel chanced to have a number of
seeds, which we now know were given
him as a token of friendship by a
Mexican. In the confusion of the
wreck these seeds were lost in the
sand, and, finding their way into the
soil, took root The tree which arose
ls such as is found only in the tropi
cal countries of America. Like a mon
strous vine it crawls along the ground
and spreads with marvelous rapidity.
Its huge branches interlace and form
a surface as solid as earth. The im
mense vine first grows under water
along the sand, and then, like the coral
rising upon itself, at last comes above
the sea. The sand stretches for miles
and miles beneath the surface of the
ocean, so that there seems no limit to
this monstrous tree.
Bleeps into a Supe~rs am
Rev. Edward Dunbar, who wrote the
old religious song, "There's a IAght in
the Window for Thee, Brother," sleeps
in a pauper's grave at Coffeyvlle, Kan,,
where he died a tramp in the town
jail ten years ago. His name became
a byword in the places where he was
known, and from a prison cell he went
Srth a vagabond on the face of the
earth. In 1867 he was arrested at
Leavenworth, while engaged in hold
ing a series of revival meetings, ano
taken to Minneapolis, where he was
tried for bigamy, convicted and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for three
years and eight months. One night,
in the spring of 1890, Dunbar applied
at the Coffeyville jaih for lodging, He
was uI, and the authorities took him
in. He died the next day. Papers in
his pocket revealed his identity, and
showed that he had trampeu all over
the country. Some church people have
lately erected a marble slab over'his
grave, on which these words are in
scribed: "rere lies Edward Dunbar,
who wrote "T''here's a Light in the
Window for Thee, Brother."
Iloston Edueation rells 8beo,
Judging from the following notiee,
which was recently posted on the wall
of a small naikeed station within 20
miles of Boston, the educational pow
er of "the modern Athens" does not
radiate as far as might be supposed:
"The train leaving Boston at 1:30 p.
m. will leave at 1:45 p. m., and at all
other stations along the road fifteen
Golf Clubs n Ihe NatItom
On the 1st of January, 1899, therm
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States, 154 of them west of the Mis
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buslness in foreign conetries Be 5as
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thing he knows of foreign affairs, and
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