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II Is no Htii J i islnn tiling nowadays
for tlo uitnoiiucciiiciit lo lie eiado that;
another planet has hoeii discovered.
Time was, however, v. h"ii such nn
announce, icnt was received with inucli
Interest. It Is well known that lo
twcen the orl-its of Mars mid Jupiter
there In a belt rinn of tiny bodies,
"pocket planets," us Ilerschel called
them, none with u greater diainetet
tlinn niilcH nnd some Avhose ns
finned diameter Ls less than seventeen
There lire doubtless sonic oven
Rnallcr-about large enough for a
farmer' h corntiehl perhaps.
So diminutive nre these curious mem
bors of the solar system that even
after one has been discovered It is
quite likely to be lost. Of course It
Is possible to trace Ihe movements
of the asteroids as well as thos of
the larger planets, but the labor of
doing so, especially of the many tiny
ones of little practical interest, sur
passes the prohahlo value of the re
sult, and In consequence the orbits of
most of thorn are not yet calculated.
The orbits of all these diminutive
worlds lie in a belt about lOd.OOi) miles
"Wide and with a mean distance from
the sun of about 2oO,(MN),000 miles.
At present more than 230 cf these
little worlds have been discovered, and
more are found nearly every year.
How many there may be It Is Impos
sible to estimate. One astronomer
thinks there may he as many as 130,
000 of them. The total number, what
ever that may be, depends largely on
whet Iter or not there is any limit to
If there is no such limit, that Is if
some are very much smaller than
world with less exertion than ls re
quired for his laomlng walk.
An Animal That is Invaluable to the
Long of horn and tough of hide Is
tlie enrabao of the Philippines. Some
times it Is called the Avater buffalo,
and It resembles the animal of that
name Avhich is found In India. The
name Is fitting, for the owner. If left
to Itself, Avill stay In the Avater nearly
till day. To the native It Is Invaluable.
It tills his Holds and draws his product
to the market. It Is meek and patient
and docile, Avitli prat strength and a
Avill to pull Avhatovor It Is yoked to
over any road.
The army has found the bull train
to be of groat service In transporting
provisions and ammunition from point
to point. Once the transfer had to
be made from the F.ag -Hag IUver to
San Fernando, a distance of twelve
miles. It took half a day to make the
journey. Some of the enrabao died,
but as a rule the method of transporta
tion was a success, though slow. A
buffalo, drawing a heavy load of am
munition, Avas driven up a sharp gratia
nt P.ag-Ilag to reach the railroad track.
Both front feet slipped, and the boast
fell to his knees. Yet he pulled that
load up the grade on his knees and
did not attempt to stop until the
strain had slackened. Then it Avas
found that the knees of the animal had
been skinned and Avero bleeding.
One peculiarity about the buffalo Is
that he must have Avater and demands
iav known, too small to bo seen
with the telescope now in use, there
may be an indefinite number.
Several theories have been advanced
to account for the presence of the as
teroids in that part of the olar system
to which Bode's I.iav assigned a planet
long before their existence Avas known.
Others proposed the hypothesis that
they had once formed a single planet,
which had at some remote time been
shattered by a great explosion, the
fragments continuing to revolve about
the sun in approximately the orbit of
the original planet.
The considerable variation in the
eccentricity and Inclination of their
orbits, not to be accounted for by any
present mode of calculation, and the
greater probability of their separate
formation just as were the other
and larger planets according to the
nebular hypothesis, lias led to the
general discarding of Olbers' theory.
None of the greater planets have
orbits whose eccentricity much ex
coeds one-tenth the diameter or whose
inclination to the ecliptic is greater
than three degrees. Of the asteroids,
hoAvever, ' many orbits are Inclined
more than ten degrees and haA'e an
eccentricity in excess of one-fourth
According to the nebular hypothesis,
which is at present generally accepted
the minor planets as well as the
greater ones Avere formed bv the con
densation of rings of cosmic matter
surrounding the sun. In the case of
the asteroids the ring instead of con-
Z?Jl'l'.Tm- If ISvI (ill
THE AVATER BUFFALO.
it twice a day at least. Through the
green that surrounds the Availed city
on the south there runs a small stream
that empties and fills with the ebb
and floAV of the tide. When it is low
there is plenty of mud, and when high
the water is not clear. But the Gov
ernment carabao that are loafing there
noAv are not particular about the con
dition of the stream. They feed along
the green slope until the heat of the
day, then they crawl down into the
mud and lie there until the rays of the
sun are behind the Avails of the city,
when they come out again for the
evening meal. Should they be wanted
In the meantime the driver goes down
to the bank and begins to throw stones
and shout, "Hoo-o, Hoo-a!" When that
sound breaks upon them as tto?y stand
there Avitli their eyes shut and with
jaws elevated above the water lino
deliberately cheAving their cuds, Avith
one accord they silently sink out of
sight. Sometimes they remain under
water for more than a minute. Then
they begin to come up, one at a time,
and as they appear the '"IIoo-o, lloo-a"
,of their tormentor still smites the
peaceful air. SloAvly they move off,
LITTLE WltOLDS NEWLY FOUND.
; What lb Desert
i 'o -o Looks Like.
Very few people have nny Idea Avhat
the desert looks like. The majority
Imagine It to be a vast expanse of
level sand, and to these the photograph
hero shown Avill com-" as a revelation.
This Avas taken during a French mil!-
M. ERUPTIONS CUE
FROM IHT PELEE
In an Interview at Fort de Fran .
Martinique, .1. A. .lugger. Jr., assist
ant geologist to the Fnltt'd States
(Jeologleal Survey, who has been In
vestigating volcanic conditions In the
West Indies, said:
"The question has been constantly
i SURGICAL OPERATIONS
How lrA. Bmce, a Nolrd Opera
Singer, Ilsi-abort an Operation.
Proof That Many Operations
for Ovarian Trouble aro la-necessary.
Deaii Mm. I'inkiiam Trarollinjf
for yean on the mud, with Irreguluf
meals r.nd sleep nnd damp beda, bmUo
tlowa my health no completely two
yrtrs njro that tho physician udmrd &
comploto re-t, and wka I had gained
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DF.SF.IIT LOOKS LIKE-"F01l MILES
IS TO EI3 SEEN EXCEPT THESE VAST
tary expedition in Algeria, in the desert
region, of Zu-Salah. For miles and
miles nothing is to be seen except
these vast mountains cf sand moun
tains Avhich are always on the move,
for the lightest breath of air blows
clouds of line sand Into the air, Avhilo
a strong Avind Avill completely change
the Avhole face of the desert, sucking
up the saud into a series of rotating
funnels bearing a curious resemblance
to Avater-spouts. At such a time the
unhappy traveler is in terrible danger,
for he stands a very good chance of
being engulfed bodily in the treacher
ous waves of shifting saud. Tb? Wide
The Lion and Tradition.
Modern hunters have proved the lion,
the king of beasts, a rank coAvard,
taking fright at a grunt. Any ordinary
Spanish bull can whip him. Recently
a Texas steer ripped one to pieces.
According to tradition the lion's Avhelp
asked me, 'Do you not think It is fin
ished now? Is not the danger over?'
I have always answered, 'The moun
tain at this moment appears calm, and
the dust columns that one sees from
time to time are largely due to land
slides lrom the crater into tha head
of Piivier Blanche. The eruption of
last night Avas to be expected. We
may expect many more before so hot
and vigorous a steam engine as Mount
Tele? comes to rest.'
"A diagnosis of the real diminution
In acti,.ty can only be made after the
mountain has boon Avatchod a year and
all its movements recorded. After
watching events here since May 21,
I do not think a single habitation,
northwest of the line from Bellefon
taine to Vh'? is safe to live In at
present. I do not think that Carbet.
Fonds-St. Denis, Morne Rouge or
Basse Tointe are safe at present. Not
that there is any Immediate danger,
but I believe that the action of Mont
THE v rE5lDfrrtCE: SECTIoH op sj PlERftEj.
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MRS. 0. UKCCE.
uffleient vitality, an operation for
ovarian troubles. Not a very cheerful
prospect, to be sure. I, however, waj
advlsd to try Lydla 13. IMnUham's
VogetaMo Compound and San
ntlvo Wash; I did so, fortunately
for mo. Before a month hid passed I
felt that my general health had Im
proved ; in three months more I was
cured, and I have b-jen in perfect ;
health since. I did not lose an engage
nient or miss a inoal.
" Your Vegetable Compound Is cer
tainly wonderful, and Avell Avorthy th
praise your admirin g friends who have
been cured are ready to give you. I
always speak highly of it, and you
will admit I have good reason to do
so." Mrs. O. liuucK, Lansing, Mich.
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is born dead and remains so for three
days, Avhen the father breathes on it
and it receives life. Another tradition
is that the lion Is the only animal of
the oat tribe born with Its eyes open,
and it is said 1hat it sleeps Avith its eyes
open. A lion is the emblem of the tribe
RULES OF THE WAVES.
densing into one mass condensed
about many points, the result being a
rrent number of pigmy planets instead
of a siugl? large one, as in tlie case
of the others.
If all the minor planets now knoAvn
were to be combined into one its di
ameter would be loss than 400 miles.
A thousand more of them, supposing
thorn of tho average size, would make
the globe scarcely a hundred miles
greater in diameter, and its mass
would even be less than one four
thousandth of the earth's.
ssuming the density of these little
worlds to be approximately that of the
earth, bodies on their surfaces Avould
weigh very little. A man placed on
oneof them could easily jump to a
i,..i,vt f sixtv fvt. and in a day he
and it is not always in the right direc
tion. It sometimes takes a half-hour's
labor to get the drove to the bank. If
they are covered with mud it suits
them better, for then their hides have
a coating which the fly and mosquito
cannot penetrate. Chicago Kecord-
Iff I I.
relee is too uncertain for us to be as
sured that a future eruption may not
occur to Avindward.
"I knoAv avoII that causing p?ople to
move from all these villages and hab
itations will produce great inconveni
ence, but the .alternative is a risk of
human life. When the mountain is
out irely cold, and the people are pro
tected by a properly equipped experi
ment station, Avith devices to signal
danger, they may, with certain re
strictions, return to the volcanic lands.
No city should ever again, however, be
built on the northeast end of the
"I do not think that Fort de France
is in any danger from the volcano.
"Most of the toAvns in the West
Indies are equally in danger from tidal
Avaves. It Avould take an explosion
from Mont IVlee of enormously
greater dimensions than anything that
Keep In the bouse for emergencies
4 mppert, for sandwiuhei for any time
when you want toiaetUine good una want
& it quick. Simply turn it key and the cau
it open. An uppetuing lunch it ready in
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Cupid ;isol Always Blind.
"Love," says the Manayunk Philos
opher, "isn't so blind that it cannot
see a dollar mark." Philadelphia Record.
Many a man lies because he doesn't
happen to think of the truth. Chicago
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10 CAYS' TREATMENT FflEE
Rave mado Dropry iwd its c
plioatiens a specialty for twe
ye&rswhh the most wonde
aocesB. Ilavo cured many th
and cases. 1
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-From Harper's Vcek'y
Another coronation that is taking
place in this country.
A Curiam. Tiling.
It is a curious thin;; thai the less
money a man owes the credit he
has. Xcav Yori: Pre-.
RUE VICTOR HUGO, THE PRINCIPAL
STREET OF ST. PIERRE.
has happened as yet to make a Avave
which would harm Fort de France.
-Xo evidence exists of augmenting
vi'jlince in the eruptions hitherto
Avhich Avould load to the supposition
that a Krakatoa explosion is coming
here. In comparison Mont Pelee is
rather a small volcano. This is all I
cau ay about Uuugcr."
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