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i jlaki.i3 a finq-Pong
Get at Jjonie.
? 1 -r; rr i n r r rr rr w r r r s
!f all (he liuluiir 'vhiich that tin- wri
ter lias tried mid he lias taekli'd jilio.tt
Jill df then - Mm" h is proved sik h Jolly
K'U'd fil'l Mh tillih li'iiniH, or lis the Kll
lWi all it. "j. in--pin."
A first elan pin;; mhi;; outfit with
tun i sm Hh that are p'Tlerl lit lie ten
nis rackets on :i small scale will cost
n limit. $1 at the Khop. When li. comes
to a very cheap set you can probably
make lit home Just ns uood an outlit
Jind maybe belter.
First,, as to tlu rai kets. In Iai-land
the kind most favored bavr centi'es cf
liarchiiicnt like' a tlrumlcad. from
which the ball rebounds with that lnu i
mIiik pintr hhk sound which irlvcs the
game its name.
Th; writer prefers the Ktrirj; racket.
I'ieccs of rattan soaked a while In
Meaminy :t water to make them very
supple make cod racket frames. A
wooden handle, hollowed out iit the end
with grooves for the rattan frame to
fit in Is simply constructed, as shown
In the diagram above. In st ri ni;I n jx the
string used on n banjo would be about
rllit. Two stri'i-s for each racket
should be enough.
Tin so strings should bo thoroughly
oakcd a.id then used while still wet.
Do not strin- too ti-hl, for If you do
when the strings dry and (shrink they
will pull the frame all out of shape.
trm first across and then up and
'own exactly as in a regulation racket,
i l making a support for your net a
couple of yards of heavy telegraph wire
HOLES IN RATTAN
k -ji MOW HCftU
f IS rtADE j
will answer. Take each length and
double and bend into shape shown in
the diagram. This of itself may not be
quite stanch enough to hold the net
taut, but by running a cord from the
top of one wire support down and un
der the table to the top of the other
support, you should be able to obtain
the necessary amount of rigidity. The
net itself should bo about six inches
liigh from the table, and should clear
the table by enough to allow the ball
to pass easily under it. Auy material
will do for the net, though a gauze or
retting of some kind bound at the top
with au inch or two of white tape is
best. As to the table itself, it should
be simply a smooth and flat surface
about live by ten feet, or, say, four by
The game is played exactly as ten
nis is played, except that there Is but
one court on either side of the net. If
the ball strikes the very edge of the
table and so "bounces off in such a way
that a return is impossoble, call it au
"edgcr," ami serve over again.
The method of scoring is the same
as in tennis. One rule of the old game
which is barred because of the narrow
bounds is volleying. A ball can never
be returned, except on the bounce.
Pickups, however, are allowable. An
other strict ruling of p-ing-pong. is that
no overhand strokes are allowed; the
hand must never be raised above the
height of the e'.bow. Also the serve
must be delivered from a point beyond
the end of the table.
The tenuis experts r.nd all-round alh
letes have devised a new sort of racket
that makes of this parlor game a rath
er strenuous and exciting affair.
The racket is simply a wooden pad
dle of about the same outside dimen
sions as the ping-pong strung racket;
that is, about six inches in diameter
roughly speaking the handle being of
any desired length.
The paddle part is not of one piece
with the handle, as it world break or
split tao easily. The handle is spliced
on. The paddle on one side or both
according to how you play, Is covered
with emery cloth or paper 'guled on
carefully. With nds rough surface
von can cut the ball or give the "'Law-
ford" stroke in splendid fashion.
As to billls, the best are those made
of celluloid, which can be bought at
auy sportir.g or toy store for a few
This ping-porg is renllj a great game
and the writer thinks it has come to
stay. Detroit Free Tress.
Don't burn your bridges behind you,
under the impression that jou are set
ting the world ou I.e.
THE KADIAK DEAR" '-:
tlriiim In ' It Hi I.MiKrat Can l,rr
III I ill-iir.
On the extreme northwest coa-t (
Al.il.,i is Kndiak Inland, the home of
a distinct jspecleH of bear, In lilted to
be the larg t carnivore In ex'sieiice.
A very large Kadlak bear measures
fifteen feet In length fnyu the end of
his nose to the end of his backbone,
I H I
A THAI' FOIl THE KADIAK BEAR.
exceeding in length the tiger, the griz
y.iy bear and the polar bear. There Is
a !iin! specimen of this bear, the only
one in captivity, In the United States
National Zoo at Washington, but It is
only a cub. Despite bis youth, how
ever, he Is almost as large as two full
grown grizzlies who are his present Im
. Meanwhile the Alaska Commercial
Company, acting on behalf of the Uni
ted States Government, Is attempting
to capture a full-grown animal of thin
species. According to the New York
Journal there has been standing at
Kndiak Island since last June n great
steel cagt sixteen feet long and six
feet high, in one end of which is a
heavy raised grating, which la cou-
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r.ectcd with a trigger in the rear end
of the cage. This trigger is baited
with salmon. When the bear bites the
bait the steel door will close on him.
The steel cage in which the United
States authorities hope to entertain
Mr. Ursug Kadiakus until his transpor
tion can be arranged was taken to
Alaska and erected on Kadiak Isl
and, under the supervision of Ell
wood Ilofer, a famous Yellowstone
trapper and guide, who is more famil
iarly known as "Eilly" Ilofer. This
cage, or tray, was designed and made
especially with a view of accommodat
ing the Kadiak bear, and, should he
euter it, it is probable he will stay in
It until he arrives in Washington. Tho
cage will be hoisted on to a vessel at
the island and transferred to a flat car
at Vancouver. At first the trigger
was baited with honey, but the foxes
of Kadiak Island are much more in
quisitive than bears, and, after a num
ber of them had been caught, the bait
was change to salmon.
A Saddle For Drivers.
To drive a spirited pair of horses
from the box seat of an ordinary car
riage is not an easy task, especially if
the driver is of medium or low size,
and for the reason that the position
which he occupies is not one Avhich al
lows him to exercise full control over
This is one reason why a box seat
saddle has been invented, sa;-s the
New York Herald. Another reason is
because the inventor thought that the
average driver would sooner have two
companions than one, and there will
be room for two wherever this saddle
is used, since the driver will be ele
vated above the two large cushioned
seats, and, except by an occasional
movement of his arms, will not in tha
least Incommode those sitting beside
but a little below him. This new sad
dle can be raised to any necessary
In the quantity of annual rainfall
the continents rank as follows: South
America. Africa, North America, Eu
rone, Asia, Australia,
A f 4 A f A 4. A A ,t 4, 4 4. . 4. 4. A.f
A DIVIDED f:Yl3. I
4, A 1 Uh Willi li Srrn Above huiI Hi--1-
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IN the shore waters a:il rivers of
Central America there are thou
sands of little IMi with very cu
rious eyes. They are called fear
eyed fish, and the eye Is very much
like a double eye; and then, too. it
Vour3, four-La; &d TuK
WitK La.ro, food S&c.
rto Bm-xcI On tys-
apparently has to do the work of two
eyes. It has a broad, dark, horizontal
band, nearly as wide us the pinil,
right across its centre. This baud en
ables the lisli when feeding and swim
ming at the surface, en the looko.it
for food, to see above the surface with
pavt of the eye and below the water
with the other part. The band which
divides the eye into two equal parts,
striking the surface or edge of the
water, divides the line of vision. Of
course, this is a great advantage to the
fish when seeking food. And since the
band seems to serve no other purpose
than to enable the fish to swim thus
at the surface of the water, it is but
reasonable to suppose that it has been
formed there because of this peculiar
way of swimming. No other fish are
known to swim at the surface in Just
the same way as do these fish, and if
they were to do so, it may be supposed
that they, too, would sooner or later
get a similar baud on the eye, for it is
quite likely that this habit of holding
the eye at the surface of the water
while seeking food, extending through
centuries with this fish, very gradually
caused a gristle 'or blurred band to
form on that portion of the eye which
struck the water, or edge of the water.
Now, as it is a custom of nature to
take away the usefulness of any mem
ber or organ of the body never used,
she has caused this band to form here,
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5wimnin;Al" Tre Surface-.
since that part, of the eye which struck
the edge of the water was not used,
and could not be used while the fish
was swimming thus. This band has,
therefore, by elow degrees, become
more aud more permanent, until now it
is firmly fixed, and destroys the
sight of that portion of the eye over
which it extends. While very young
the band is not on the fish's eye. This
fact helps to prove that the band was
not always on the eye of these fish,
but it has been formed by their habit
of swimming at the surface.
Some scientists do not call this fish
four-eyed, for they say there are no
four-eyed fish. They say this eye is
exactly like any other eye, except for
the band across it, and that the human
eye would represent a like condition
were one to fasten a narrow band
across it. Other scientists claim that
each of these two parts of the eye r.n
be contracted or expanded independ
ently of the other.
Most women seem to think there
nr.; no secrets worth keeping.
gTbo First Auto in America $
P ll Wa, Co-.Tii!.' I m IP M t j n C - v
The tiis t autom d ile used l i America
was cm slrr.e'ud !iy a Chi ag i man. In
1SSI Kdwln V. J'.rowti, then a well
known bicycle rider, evolved th? Idea
of a Meai i-prepel!c I vehicle for use 01
ordinary roads. Ills first machine was
1 n!'t 0:1 t'i.' rm nlng gear of an old
style ta iden tl'-yele, with a boiler In
frar.t. lie managed to opeiate It with
s;)i:u' PtH'cess and was encouraged to
undertake an Improvement.
After a season of 'Xperi'nvii he pro
dricl a second vehicle on totally dlf
fercit lines, It having four wheels in
stead of three, and with the weight
hang lelow tlu wheel shafts. This
was operated Kuccossftilly, but no great
speed ciMil l be attained, as the boiler
wf.s still iiirv.i lied in front and the es
caping finoke and steam Mow directly
into the face f the driver, blinding hi
range cf vision and making It danger-
ous to run faster than six or eight miles
an hour unless he was certain the road
The idea of placing the boiler at the
rear of the vehicle did not occur to Mr.
Brown until 1S8!), when he made a rad
ical change in the body of the carriage,
mounted it on pneumatic-tired wheels,
aud for short distances operated it at
a speed of twenty miles an hour. All
these machines were constructed on
tircly'of bicycle parts.
Think "Hello" l Vulvar.
The women of Appleton, Wis., a place
of about a dozen thousand Inhabitants,
have thought it all over and are con
vinced that "hello" as a conversation
opener on the telephone is exceedingly
vulgar,. They have pledged themselves
to stand by a crusade to stop the use of
the objectionable Avord Syracuse
Wunils of Oftlce.
In some of the Lithuanian villages in
the extreme northeastern corner of the
German Empire, says the New York
Herald, the Mayor, or Chief Magis
strate, still uses a wand of office. The
use of this symbol of authority can be
traced back to the conversion of the
Lithuanians to Christianity at the end
of the fourteenth century.
These wands are appropriately called
"krywuls," or crooks,' for they are
made of the most strangely contorted
boughs and saplings that can be
found. The more fantastic the shape
of the krywul, the more highly is it
valued. Many are made by training
young shoots into queer forms.
The krywul is carried by the Magis-
KRYWULS USED ir, LITHUANIA.
trate on all ceremonial occasions, and it
?s also used as a representative of U'J
persou, lik:-a voyrJ .',igae.rins.
Killid a ICgVLIvinj VVctf.
Th'1 h'tTi t wolf r'tory of the cm.
ron rones from Ulllliu; ttmnt, N. J).t
where (5. W. Myers was the luri.y rnp.
tor. Lupus in thh t a n U repotted in
have been Hevrn f., t and t n in tis
from h I noto to (lie tip of bin tail,
and to have welched li;s pounds (had.
Ha had In e n a long time offender an 1
Mr. Myers had for years madn a
i.tanding offer of ,',0 for his capture.
It is estimated that ho has killed
$:,000 worth of Mock. Within tho
last few months he ha.i killed a num
ber of full grown cattle on Mr. Myers'
ranch. The hide was tanned and will
be retained as a souvenir. St. l'auj
D- the dftfclivp imc b n-t a pointer
iii order to dog a criinitiul's footsteps?
IrelHinl'a I mljjrRtlon.
Tim feet nt census of Ireland shows a
nmrluid ib'rreiiHK in population, ulih'h ha
lieen Bttrihnteil totlicir recent fuinlne, mus
ing thousands of j j,l to cnilgntte. If w
HrH to livf iind enjoy hf" wi must liavi' plenty
toeut, but after nil it Is not tho amount eiiU a
tlint (,'ives strength but the way it Is digest
ed. If anything Is wrong vuth your diges
tion try lIe.'t'Ui'r'H hloinarh Kilters. It
positively cures indigestion, helehiiig, bead
uelie and ennslipntion.
When a woman ntops h,ivii,( her picture
taken about every year or so, bite begins
to feel her uye.
Mrs. Eckis Stevenson of Salt
Lake City Tells How Opera
tions For Ovarian Troubles
May IJo Avoided.
'Dear Mks. Pixkiiam : I suffered
with inflammation of tho ovaries and
womb for over six years.enduring aches
and pains which none can dream of but
those who have had the same expe-
MRS. ECKI9 STEVENSON'. .
rience. II undrcds of dollars went to tha
doctor and the dmg-g-ist. I was simply
a walking medicine chest and a phys
ical wreck. My sister residing in Ohio '
wrote me that the had been cured of
womb trouble bv usinpr Lydla 13.
Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, and advised me to try it. I
then discontinued all other med icines
and gave your Vegetable Compound a
thorough trial. Witkin four weeks
nearly all pain had left me ; I rarely
had headaches, and my nerves were in
a much btter condition, and I was
cured in three raqnths, and this avoided
a terrible surgical operation." Mrs.
Eckib Stevf.nsox, 250 So. State St.,
Salt, Lake City, Utah. $5000 forfeit If
about testimonial Is nt genuine.
Remember every woman is
cordially invited to write to Mrs.
Pinkham if there is anything
about her symptoms ishc does not
understand. Mrs. Pinkham's
address is Ivnn. Mass.
Genuine stamped C C C. Never sold in talk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
'something jast as good."
Small crops, unsalable veg
etables, result from want of
Vegetables are especially
fond of Potash. Write for
our free pamphlets.
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