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The .Williston Graphic.
Johx A. Coruett, Publisher.
New Army Bullet.
It would seem that in the type of
bullet about to be adopted by the
army there is a potent argument for
peace. This bullet is a third light
er than any now in use, but it is
most deadly. Its penetrating power is
such that at a mile it would pass
through 15 men, if these had the
mischance to stand In line in front
of it At short range, says the Phila
delphia Ledger, it will go through 39
inches of seasoned oak. At 500 yards
32 inches of white pine fail to stop
Ife and at 1,000 yards itxis equal to
piercing 14 ft Inches. The day when
•afety lies In dodging behind a tree
appears to be passing. The strong
point about this admirable bullet is
the flat trajectory. With the present
style of bullet, fired at a target 1,000
yards distant, one could stand with
perfect immunity at many points be
tween the muzzle and the target, as
at 50 yards the missile would pass
17 feet over his head. The new bul
let shows a ten-foot rise at this dis
tance. Almost the entire space
between muzzle and target would be
a zone of danger. Only one fault is
found by experts with the modern bul
let, and this is a lack of accuracy.
They think this may be overcome,
and even if it shall not be remedied
a regiment advancing and sowing the
field ahead with bullets capable of
penetrating whatever they happen -to
hit would disconcert the enemy. It
Is not probable that advocates of
peace will admire the l«esh device for
promoting the effectiveness of troops,
but they may gain some comfort from
the thought that an Implement so de
structive might give pause to the im
pulse to declare war, and. anyhow,
that a battle marked by its use would
To the Academy-neck, the bridge
brain, and the cycle-arm, must now be
added the motor-eye, and the wonder
Is that it has remained unnamed and
undiscovered till "Marmaduke" has,
this week, introduced it in the
"Graphic," where it is written that
the' medical profession has to deal
with. It appears that those who are
continually rushing through the coun
try In a motor-car cause the eye to
take a too rapid impression of the
things it encounters, and that this
affects the mechanism of the eye. Na
ture did not prepare us for the con
ditions of modern times, and while it
Is adapting itself to them many un
foreseen circumstances must occur."
But nature has at all events been good
to us in this respect, that whenever
there Is need for the coinage of a new
term the talent Is always at hand to
supply it And when it is the name of
a new malady, then this talent rises
to positive genius, with the result that
the nation's vocabulary increases by
leaps and bounds.
The National Debt.
Only about $180,000,000 of the pres
ent bonded debt of the United States
.Is redeemable within three years, and
%here should be no difficulty in paying
that amount within the period, says
the Bankers' Magazine. More than
$118,000,000 is not redeemable for
nearly 19 years, while nearly $596,000,
000 has 24 years to run. It Is true that
the government has reduced the rate
of Interest. In 1894 $25,000,000 of the
debt bore 2ft per cent, $50,000,000
five peF cent. and the remainder four
per cent. Now $235,000,000 bears four
per cent., about $64,000,000 three pier
-cent, and nearly $596,000,000 two per
cent. Of the long-time bonds, how
ever, the interest on $118,000,000 to
maturity will amount to 75 per cent
Of the face value, -and on the $596,000,
000 to nearly 50 per cent
^'The "intellectuals" of Sweden have
been much exercised over the king's
refusal to ratify the election of Prof.
Schuk, of the University of Upsala, to
the Swedish academy, although he
was elected by an overwhelming mr
Jdrity of the academicians. The tea
son of King Oscar's opposition to him
Is that he has written a history ot
Gustavus III., the tone of which is
•displeasing to the present sovereign.
Partisans of the professor have been
saying that this is going a long way
for an offense, since Gustavus III. has
been dead much more than 100 years,
and considerably antedated the found
ing of the present. Bernadotte dy
nasty. But apparently the "freedom
of teaching" is doomed to meet snags
now and then, in Sweden as well as
There are too many attachments to
our schools—Indeed, it has come to
pass that they are schools and some
times more. They should be simply
schools, says the Indianapolis News.
At least social distractions should be
kept out of them. Parents, often at
large expense, send their children
away to boarding school that they may
have time for their studies and be
freed from the demands of society.
But we are making our high schools
social institutions. This, we think, is
tendency that should be checked.
"But your promise, Senorita," cried
Unzar, his swarthy face growing dark
er "do you remember? 'or has another
taught you to forget?"
She hesitated—and was lost
A hand closed upon her wrist with
crushing force, and a voice low and
tense wljth emotion cried: "I have
my answer, Senorita, but remember
my oath—I am here to keep it."
"Your oath," she murmured, at
tempting to throw off his hand, "your
Then the recollection aroused her
she swept back the thick hair from
her high forehead and turned upon
him, righteous indignation visible In
"Your oath," she repeated, scornful
ly "have you not already forfeited
all claims upon me? Have you not
left me neglected these many years?
Did you think none other would seek
me? Am I so ugly as that? Senor,
a broken heart is healed only by an
other love. Is it strange, then, that
I should love another? And my prom
ise—" She paused abruptly and again
that thoughtful look came into her
She glanced at that tall, handsome
figure before her, drawn up to its full
height, the bold, black eyes gazing
into her own, and her mind wandered
off to that day, ten years before, when
she had last seen him in old Madrid.
She remembered the promise given
that day but ten years was a long
time and she had given up all hope—
and was now to be the bride of an
other. But did she love the other?
"Oh! Unzar," she cried, "I know
not what to say. I thought you had
forgotten me. I have heard nothing
from you since that day ten years
ago. Felipe wanted me and I—I—"
"And do you love this—this Felipe?"
he burst out, his face flaming.
"I—God help me! no, no, no! I
almost hate him!" Her eyes were
swimming, her brown hands doubled
Into little fists.
"But, Unzar," she continued, clutch
ing his arm, her emotion forgotten in
an instant. "You must not stay here,
for should he see you he would either
kill you or force you to fight. In
either case it would be death, for no
one has escaped him yet."
"You forget, Mona, that I am Blas
ter of the art," and he touched his
"But Felipe uses only pistols," she I
cried. Unzar's face darkened.
"I care not what he uses," he
vociferated. "I would fight him with
any weapon. I must fight him, for I
have sworn you shall be my bride."
"And I swear she will not!"
Mona stifled a scream, and even Un
zar recoiled a step at this unexpected
retort. The intruder was Felipe, at
tired in all his glory, skin-tight panta
loons, with silver buttons up and
down the legs yellow boots with high
heels set off with silver spurs, a short
coat with gold buttons and a broad
brimmefl, high-crowned sombrero cov
ered with silver braid. He was tall
and wiry, his eyes black and piercing
and his face, usually expressionless,
now wore an ugly look. For a mo
ment the men gazed at each other in
"By what right to you swear?" de
"I am her accepted suitor," replied
"I claim a previous right," declared
"That for your right," sneered Fe
lipe, blowing a cloud of smoke into the
"You will pay for that, you peon,"
cried Unzar, livid with rage. "Name
your time and place."
Felipe smiled scornfully.
"At sunrise beyond the eucalyptus
Mona uttered a low cry at the last
word, which brought that wolfish
smile to Felipe's lips.
"I will not disappofnt you, senor,"
"Farewell, then," sneered Felipe.
"I will leave you with your—"
Unzar's hand unconsciously sought
his knife, and Felipe smiled as he,
backed through the doorway, the word
The first grey streaks of dawn were
just visible in the eastern sky when
two figures emerged from the grove
of eucalyptus trees and glanced about.
One was a gray-haired man bent with
age, his companion a tall, erect figure,
whose face was covered with a mask
of black silk. The old man was Tony,
the keeper of the inn where Unzar
had passed the night he was yet but
half awake, and as he sank down on
the ground to wait his head nodded
and soon fell forward, his chin rest
ing on his chest. The other stood
near, toying idly with a pistol, glanc
ing now and then toward the treeB
that hid from vi«w the town, and
listening intently at the least sound.
And so Felipe and his two companions
found them just as the sun threw his
first golden rays into the valley. For
a brief moment they gazed upon the
scene in silence, then broke into loud
laughter, which aroused old Tony,
who scrambled to his feet.
"Why does the senor wear a mask?"
asked Felipe, striding toward the old
man, who met him half way.
"That he may not be recognized
shouid he win or known If he fall."
Tne toss of a coin gave the inn
keeper the honor of the count.
The two coatless figures faced eacli
other GO yards apart, Felipe as cool
and unconcerned as though about to
indulges in target practice, the other
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apparently nervous, as though fearing
"Remember," Tony called, "at the
word three you are to raise your pis
tols and fire."
"Yes, ready," said Felipe.
There was a moment's pause, then:
The masked figure started slightly
at some noise coming from the trees.
They both bent slightly forward.
"Three!" cried Tony, in a shrill
Simultaneously with the two reports
that rang as one came a wild yell
from among the treea. Old Tony and
the two Mexicans turned—the other
two lay motionless where they had
fallen—to see a halfclad, disheveled
looking figure running toward them.
Then they bent over the fallen duel
ists. Old Tony tore away the shirt to
find the wound, then paused, his face
ashen, his eyes bulging.
"My God!" he cried, and again, "My
God!" The newcomer thrust the old
man aside and he stripped off the
"Mona!" cried the oltf man, crossing
himself, his eyes dilateft With horror.
"Yes, Mona, and you'Te killed her,
you devil! Do you heart killed her!"
"I thought It was you—-"
"Me!" cried Unzar, madly shaking
the other. "Didn't you drug me while
"No, siliOr, no! By th6 Virgin, 1
"Who did, then?" Unzar vociferated,
his grief relaxing.
"I don't know," whined Tony, ca
ressing his throat "When I knocked
at your door ,vOu—sihe came out wear
ing the mask. It was your room, your
But Unzar was. not listening, he was
gazing at the mrtlonless fcrm at his
"My God," he murmured, "and she
did this to save nle."
Then his eye caught the quiver OH
"There, give us that bottle, Miick!"
and he poured a few drops of the fiery
stuff between her white lips, holding
his breath in suspense.
The bosom swelled slightly, then
fell, and a convulsive shudder passed
over* her, the eyes opened, looking
straight into Unzar's.
"Mona, Mona!" he cried, "speak, it
is I, Unzar, do you know me? Tell
me where you are hurt."
She gazed for a moment bewildered.
"I—I am not hurt," she cried, sitting
up, "I guess I fainted." Then she be
came conscious of-her condition and
hastily sprang to her feet and drew
on the coat she had worn.
Unzar was gazing at her, his very
soul in his eyes. "And you did this
for me," he said, drawing her to him.
"You could not shoot," she replied*
"and I could he taught me," and shft
pointed to the motionless figure, over
which the two Mexicans were talking
"I feel myself a coward," said Un
zar, "unworthy of such lpve. And you
have robbed me of the only oppor
tunity I had to prove my love for
"No," said Mona, "there is one
"Then name it," he cried.
"By keeping your oath," she an
swered, raising her lips to his.
(Copyright, 1906, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
"TOUCHINESS" OF WIRELESS.
Like Some People It Is Sensitive to the
Least Variations of Conditions.
Wireless telegraphy is compared by
a writer in Cosmos to a good but ex
citable man, capable of doing excel
lent work, but apt to "fly off the
handle" on. the slightest provocation.
This simile is suggested by a recent
communication in Drude's Annalen, in
which Mr. Sachs, a German experi
menter, reports on the way in which
space-telegraphy is affected by en
vironments of various kinds. From
Sach's results it would appear that
wireless is very delicate and suscepti
ble to outside influences. Says the
writer in Cosmos:
"By placing the transmitting and re
ceiving apparatus at different heights
above the ground, he found that the
transmission is much better at a cer
tain height than near the earth. The
augmentation of effect with height
proves that the conductibility of the
earth interferes, and that the electro
magnetic energy is powerfully ab
sorbed and slightly reflected. Besides,
it is necessary to take into account
the length of waves employed for
short waves transmitted over terra
firma the author concludes that the
influence of the earth is always clearly
unfavorable. On the contrary, if thr
Herizan waves used are of great
length, the earth, and especially, the
sea, may be sufficiently conducting to
aid transmission to an important de
giuc. The practical use of the system
has already shown the fact that com
'munication over the sea is easier than
"Mr. Sachs, continuing his experi
ments along this line, has shown that
the neighborhood of human beings
acts unfavorably on the transmission
and especially the reception of sig
nals. Whence it would appear that,
although the new telegraphy is doubt
less of great service to humanity, it is
certainly very delicate and suscepti
ble, like certain people who are ex
cellent at bottom, but who are affected
iu an exaggerated way by the least
MRS. FLEMING HAS DISCOVERED
SIX OUT OF NINE NEW STAR8.
Is Curator of tha Astro-Photographic
Library of Harvard Observatory
and Has Achieved a Na
Boston.—Since the days of Caroline
Herschel and Maria Mitchell, no wom
an has played so Important a part
in the astronomical world as William
ina Paton Fleming, a native of Dun
dee, Scotland, but by naturalization
and adoption an American citizen.
Although it is a generally accepted
fact that within the last 25 years wom
en have done important work in sci
entific fields of labor, very few people
know, perhaps, that they are now do
ing work, not only in the line of re
search, but also as discoverers.
To this class Mrs. Fleming belongs
more properly, as she discovered six
of the nine new stars during the last
In the Harvard college observatory,
which stands foremost in certain lines
MRS. W. P. FLEMING.
(Woman Y/jno Plays an Important
Part in the Astronomical World.)
of work, and whose influence is felt
all over Europe, 17 of the 40 assistants
employed are women, among them
Williamina Paton Fleming holds- the
position of curator of the famous as
tro-photgraphic library of the ob
This position is as unique as the
library itself, for in the 250 years of
Harvard's history no other woman
ha3 ever received an official appoint
ment from the university corporation.
The Harvard library is the only one
California House Almost Hidden Be
neath "White Banksias."
San Frartcisco.—Thi6 beautiful mass
of white "Lady Banksia" roses was
photographed in this state. Owing
largely to the almost perfect climate
flowers are always plentiful through
out the year, and one kind rapidly suc
As will be seen, the rose has almost
smothered the house, which peeps
out here and there amid the masses
of white blossoms.
California is certainly the garden
er's Paradise, for practically his only
task is to curtail the growth of his
flowers and prevent their becoming
The fruit-growing industry is very
Important in this part of the United
States, large quantities of oranges be
ing exported. Quantities of fruit
BELL BUILDS NEW AIRSHIP.
Inventor of Telephone Experimenting
on Entirely New Principle.
New York.—Prof. Alexander Bell,
Inventor of the telephone, is experi
menting up in Canada with a new
fangled airship. It is operated by
wireless electrical energy supplied
from the earth.
A short preliminary test has been
made with success, and Prof. Bell is
arranging for a "fly" from "toronto to
London, Ont., which, it is believed,
WONDERFUL ROSE GARDEN
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL.
(Inventor Who Has Built Airship
Which Differs from All Others.)
will be a severe and convincing test.
Prof. Bell's machine differs materi
ally from those of Santos-Dumont and
Prof. Langley. It is a kite, not a Dal
loon, nor an aeroplane.
Its lifting power is estimated to be
of its kind In the world. Here Mrs.
Fleming has the entire charge of over
200,000 plates, all of which she exam
ines and discusses with her assistants.
These plates are the complete record
of the sky for every year since 1890,
and partial records of the year 1886.
In the course of examining these
plates Mrs. Fleming has discovered a
large number of variables and con
firmed the discovery of several new
stars, liy her zeal and skill the num
ber of known stars whose spectt-um
is of the third type has been increased
from 1,000 to 3,000, while the rare
class of fifth type stars has been
raised from 16 to 57.
Mrs. Fleming has also discovered
over 200 new, valuable stars, by means
of the bright hydrogen lines in their
specters, and has been able to prove
their variability in each case from the
photographic charts of the same re
In 1890 she announced, from its
spectrum, that a certain star in the
constellation of Cygnus was variable,
and (among other achievements) has
the distinguished honor of being the
first discoverer of the planetary ne
bulae, by means of. photography.
A number of new stars have been
discovered during the last 15 years,
and six of them are Mrs. Fleming's
discoveries—Nova Persli, No. 1 Nova
Normae,, Nova Carinae, Nova Cen
tauri, Nova Sagittaru and Nova Aqui
lae—a brilliant record. Beside all of
her routine work, this remarkable
woman finds time to edit the Annals
of the Observatory, to contribute ar
ticles to various astronomical jour
nals, and to do computation of moun
tain heigh'f* for the Appalachian club.
It is interesting to know that the
strain of intellectual and scientific
pursuits has not destroyed that other
side—the purely feminine side—of her
"Ah! I don't mind housework, and
I can cook as good a little dinner as
half of the women installed in our
kitchens. I'm never scared if the
maid is sulky or threatens to give
This is something of a surprise from
a woman who has written of woman:
"While we cannot maintain that in
everything she is man's equal, yet in
many fields of work her patience, per
se veran'ce and methods make her his
When she was first made "Fellow"
of a certain scientific society, the
clerk was greatly embarassed in filling
out the certificate and laboriously rub
bing out the word "Fellow," and sub
stituting "member" in its place. This,
however, was corrected by the person
in authority and now Williamina
Paton Fleming, fellow of so and so,
no longer looks curious.
Certainly the "modern woman" in
science has found an honorable as
well as conspicuous place among the
world of scientists and astronomers
in the person of Williamina Fleming,
writer and discoverer.
Home Covered with Roses.
grown there are canned, and thus the
inhabitants of foreign countries are
able to enjoy fruit at seasons of the
year when it would not otherwise be
700 pounds, and after this had been
demonstrated, Prof. Bell's only prob
lem was to get a motive power suffi
cient to drive it at least 18 miles an
hour. He has apparently succeeded
with the wireless method. A 20-horse
power engine driving two propellors
200 revolutions a minute he thinks
will enable the ship to proceed against
the wind. Before the wind it is prob
able that the machine would make 140
miles an hour with little effort
They Climb Up Their Hair.
The egg-gatherers of St. Kilda con
sider themselves rich if their prospec
tive brides are able to furnish them
with a rope of human hair. The ropes
vary in length, a really good one of 40
or 50 feet being especially prized.
The usual kind is a stout hempen
cord wrapped round and round with
sheep's wool over this is a lining of
hesebair finally braids of humar
hf'r. To manufacture such a rope if
the work of years, but the St. Kildan
girl scrupulously saves her hair
combings. A curiosity collector wished
to buy a fine specimen of hair rope,
but the $125 offiered was refused. The
cord in question was veneered with
auburn hair—the 30 years' collection
from heads of parents, aunts and cou
Seventy Years in Choir.
Samuel Bradbeer, who died recent
ly at Pitminster, near Taunton, Eng
land, at the age of 82, was continu
ously a member of the choir of the
parish church for 70 years!
The Colorado fox runs faster than
any other living animal, and the chee
tah, or hunting leopard, holds second
A NERVOUS WBECK
Mrs. Green Gained 20 Pounds an#
Reeevored Her Health by Taking
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
General debility is a term that covers
a multitude of cases where there is qo
acute disease, yet the patient coutiuues
to lose streugth and the doctor's medi-j
cines have 110 apparent effect. This isi
the decline that leads to death if means*
are not found to check it. In a great
majority of cases Dr. Williams' Pinlc
Pills will check it and restore health and
strength because they actually make new
blood and so send renewed vitality to*
evory organ and tissue of the body.
Mrs. S. A. Green, whose address i*
Box 29, R. F. D. No. 4, Franklin, Ga.,
says: "For three and a half years
suffered with weakness and nervous
ness, complicated with stomach trouble.
At times I was confined to my bed for
periods ranging from three weeks to two
months and waa under the physiciau's
care most of the time for three years. I
do not know the cause of my trouble but
I was prostrated with weakness and, al
though I took a great deal of medicine,'
nothing seemed to
give me strength. At
times my stomach hurt me something
fearful and my head often troubled me.
I was sleepless and what sleep I did get
did not refresh me.
When I began taking Dr. Williams'"
Pink Pills, I weighed but 104 pounds.
I knew I was so bad that a few dose®
would not cure me aud I had patience.
Soon the pills began to give me strength,,
my blood got in better condition, I could
sleep well at night and help some with the
housework. Now I weigh 130 pounds and.
think nothing of walking half a mile.
Williams'Pink Pills have done won
ders for me and the neighbors all know
this statement is true."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all
druggists, or will be sent by mail, post
paid, ou receipt of price, 50
cents per box,
six boxes $2.50, by the Dr.Williams Med
icine Co., Scheuectad y, N.Y.
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Mrs. Peton Fleming, who was re
cently elected a member of the Royal
Astronomical society, is not the only
woman who has succeeded-in compre
hending the mysteries of the heavens.
Miss Henrietta Leavitt discovered 25
new variable stars some years ago.
Lady Huggins diligently helps her~
husband, Sir William Huggins, in his
astronomical observations. In their
house in South London theys possess
a very finely equipped observatory,,
which contains the enormous tele
scope presented by tho royal society to
Sir William in recognition of the work
accomplished by Lady Huggins and
himself in astrophysics.
FINDS VIRTUE IN OLD CLOTHES.
Men's Garments Shaped to the Figure*
by Age Catch Artist's Eye.
To the eye of the artist the gar
ments of the modern man are only
tolerable when age has adapted them'
somewhat to the lines of the figure
to the average artist a new suit of
clothes is an abomination.
"It is not only that new clothfes are
more ugly than old," said a knight of
the palette who discussed the ques
tion "to my mind no one can be prop
erly easy or graceful in them.
"I never feel that I properly know a.
man until I have met him wearing an
old suit. Certainly no man can possi
bly be his natural self in evening'
"I have noticed again and again
how different the same people are
when wearing different clothes. I
went, for instance, to a large family
gathering some time ago, and for
some reason everybody had donned
full evening dress. What a differ
ence it made! We were all on terms
of intimate friendship, but somehow
the clothes brought in an element of
coldness and formality. We all felt
it—even the women, although, of
course, the fair sex are not easily per
suaded of the merits of well-worn gar
ments. But no man who has discov
ered the ease and comfort of them
will readily give them up. As for th©
artistic side of modern clothes, it only
comes when they have mellowed by
WfcLLL PEOPLE TOO
Wise Doctor Gives Postum to Corv
A wise doctor tries to give nature
its best chance by saving the little
strength of the already exhausted pa
tient, and building up wasted energy
with simple but powerful nourish*
"Five years ago," writes a doctor,.
"I commenced to use Postum in my
own family instead of coffee. I was
so well pleased with the results that
I had two grocers place it in stock,,
guaranteeing its sa'c.
"I then commenced to recommend
it to my patients in place of coffee,
as a nutritious beverage. The conse
quence is, every store in town is now
selling it, as it has become a house
hold necessity in many homes.
"I'm sure I prescribe Postum as.
often as any one remedy in the Ma
teria Medica—in almost every case of
Indigestion and nervousness I treat,
and with the best results.
"When I once introduce it into a
family, it is quite sure to remain. I
shall continue to use it and prescribe
it in families where I practice.
"In convalescence from pneumonia,
typhoid fever and other cases, I give
it as a liquid, easily absorbed diet.
You may use my letter as a reference
any way you see fit" Name given by
Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. Rearf
'•The Road to Weiivllle" in pkga.
"There's a reason."