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VifEAKS OF AN AVALANCHE
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VII.I.S VAI.I-i:V-Hl.MATION t!V
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Tic 1 1 iMiiivnl iis I'd-, ci' !s:,,l htn.Mc
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Nwn IT !:::.;. Tl ;;. . 1; to whLi
particular !.;'; :"!.( c i i. ;:.,! Iy Mr.
Swan !i. i:i w; t:i iiy !;!:n In the val
ley of l lie Iilschmathal hi the Ilnga
Hue a y( ar ago. "The K-chm.itL. 1 h
fairly liru::, valley. vi;!i well vei d-d
ir' V'1'.V sM'l'p .-Mrs. It lies, Ijov
'),,,p. between mountains n ma:iy of
A--Svhicli there are l.-iriT" gb'e'en. a: d
',. iCWan i'u :u on,, of Hi,.,,' that th lv
fiun.se ii i.-s -s oi' Minn- wliiili i.!;:s"i!
ciirrltil It mht norms tin al!ey so
thai it parlly imMinicd the oppindtf
hlll.dde -a tiling almost tmpreecdeniod
in tin- history of n alamhei iti tin
Alp or anywhere else.
"This n:ni:r Imp tns ninl weight, iut-
In;; on si:ew already packing under the
licit f ft Wtl'k f Kptlt.g Sll.'l, f'llll-
I'ItsmmI tno moving mac-.es Into a (mi
flstimy l!:ti. short t f the familiar as
phalt. Moreover, tiii' m:isis naturally
Hllt lip, ; 1 1 ' . 1 It W::s tin' idde p:o-M;;c
of ',1a later parts vl.bh threw up the
eMr.'erdln.try Levi Is or nmr.l .'in gs of
;-!idv shown l;i !.. phid.'grapli. At
III' s.im i' !!:.-." live ci'ni-!i' fall i.f
enT'vl fi'r'u tlic sir.'.o "i; t.iin nn 1 1
dt;f side In th" Zi;o gorg-. whhh i
on th" ciiiM''a ro-M f t-;. i I Lives to ti c
I'pprr Engadine. 'lle m.ise of tin.'
.'(.':: t forces with that of the Pl-t h
mathal, ar.d the eonldrod r.sult
ery curious. First th-rc .'.rose n loud,
dull roar, which soon (!::.iu'"cl into a
deafening t!.::,.!cr of cvor-inereastr.g
volume, which n;:ai:i rose in a vro:ril
i(vrv"v'"-'':.? ';-;'! ;o,i7V''-f
Tin: Pi.oon or an avalancili; si.idi;.
Hfh ruin oiid :i ally fell. (;ath'.u'jr.s
impetus jis it went, the aTalauihc pro-
thousai'dy of tons of ruow
- i. 4? i. i.r i. i.
j'r. my i:ac o'k:.s, uiK.'iria v men it
vHviit ii road as clean as though t-A'cry
Iroo had Ikvii felled f.usli with tic
rronnd by tho ixo tf n ir.ii'aculons
"Tho fall was on Hir-h a scale that
it swept vveryth'i: ho fore it down
iho valley sides. Acres of pines of
unknown np went dov. n as easily as
skittles, and the iant moved down
the valley with a roar heard for miles
away, and under a cloud of snow-dust
thick as to be-eoir.e a vcrUabb fog.
ihroush which nothing could he peon
for many minutes. For weeks after
every tree and rock within a lare
radius was shrouded with a dirty cov
orins of wet snow mingled with all
manner of dust taken up by the fiorcp
lrausht of the fall. Xow, an ordinary
yoll-hehaved avalanche is content to
'd its troubled masses down into the
il of a valley, there to stay until the
Can has effaced its last relics from
the summer landscape. Xot so this
one, the force and we is lit of which
sort of (hromatle scale. mint;U'd at last
with a wild siliin;;, almost a moan,
ns of a thousand storni-wiMiths wailing
for some dread disaster. This curious
phenomenon was doubtless duo to the
groat displacement of atmosphere
car.MNl in two valleys, the air from
which rushed upwards only to moil a
sin:! Jar wall of ejected air. As tho
great avalanche rushed down the val
ley it flung up walls or ramparts on
either side to a In ight of over thirty
it will ho seen from tho illu?tration
that the motion of th; avalanche Jias
rolled the snow Into innumerable balls
and cylindrical massts.
I'ncle lloubon Says:
A mnn mar announce his own value.
but nine times outer ten ho will iind
dat odder men's Aggers don't agree
with 1.1a. Detroit Free Pres.
There were in Englaud last year 1GS4
inquests on children who were burnt
to death. In 1 425 of these cases there
were no fireguards.
BUILDING THE NEW SEA-WALL FOR THE PRO
TECTION OF GALVESTON, TEXAS.
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VII AT Till: LITTLE SHOES SAID.
I kw two little ihistv Kiii'i's
A-htauibii by tlie i cil;
Tliey f i"!il'nly bcir.m t' t.dk.
And this h li.:t they .;n.i :
"WY'rv just n.s tircil a ( can b
We've Iccn 'most evn y lir re :
And now our little tn,itcr rests
it n ally is not f.ur.
! T' h:u his b ith, nnd f.vrrt'y flrcs
Tvixt slieots butli cool ninl clc ui,
W hilc wp :ir.' left to rian 1 outside;
Nuiv. don't you thin!; it r.;ea: 1
''Wc'vo carried hiai from irmin til! ni?:!it;
He's tjij'.tc iirot, tliit's plain;
hi'c licic we v iiuii and wait ar.d wait,
Till niornin lonu's ag.u.i.
"And then he'll tramp ar.d trr.mn and
Tho livelong summer d.y;
Now, this is wh it we'd like to do:
dust carry him away.
''Where he could r.evcr po in be J,
l'.ut stny up all the night.
Unwished and covered o'er with iht
Indeed, 'twoulil pervp hnn riildl"
Our Little JU:i and Wotncn.
THE TT.OUr.LESOMK CANDLE.
Cut a piece, say an inch long, off the
end of an ordinary Avax caudle, and
into the bottom of thfcs drive the blunt
end of a tin? needle, so that only about
half an inch of the pointed end pro
trudes. A candle must In- placed In an ordi
nary candh stick, and this must Is
placed beforehand upon the table. Pre
vious to going before the audience
palm the prepared caudle and then en
ter the room. Porrow a tall hat, and,
while walking toward the table, force
the noodle through tho crewn of the
hat, keeping the piece of candle covered
with the hand, so that no one can got a
glimpse of it. When you are within a
foot of the table pretend to stumble
and, as if by accident, sharply knock
the bat over the candle, which Is in the
THE CUINMNC CAECOYLE.
l'.oys ran have lots of fun with this
odd little device, and they can make it
without any trouble or expense.
Take a piece if while cardboard
about an Inch and a half wide and Ave
inches long ar.d fold urotrnd It a t lece
O O o G
niniB iwiium umt0
It will h but a few yenn bofnro
tlurabb timber becomes vry riwdi
more darahle than It ii at preint.
Good (h"3inut and white oak post?
are worth now 15 cords each, I red
e:lar posts L'O ccnta aplrte undresr d.
aid are hard t get at that. Ten
years from now tho ripply will
much l.'.'.s. No n:or profitable u:n of
hnd can be rr.a !e than to plant wai
".ut, rhs'nut, riak, blcko-y, t;in:r.
3Kh, maple pnplar. willow. loi-.tst nr..!
other trees that bav a olii" la the
nrt.n for thrir t!nV-r. Plant the rua;li
hnd I ) treei. The Eucalypti r.r n j'.v
"rov.n In tho routhwestern portion cf
our country more cxtradvcly than
any other exotic forest trv
These trer.i are originally fr irn Aus
tralia; they are known th"r? under
th - nam? of anti-fever t;vos o.i by
their rapid prowth a.d large amount
( f foliage they absorb tho polso :n:i 5
gases of the ewp making the air
pure and the ' healthy. In
California, Karjs ,.A .. Indiana tracts
of land several tnou.-and acre.i In area
have been planted with ecvlllnjS of
th" Eucalyptus Ucstrata for fuel, rail
road tie end for wind breaks. On ac
count of thlr rapid growth thry make
drslrable shade trees for tho dwelling
and pasture lo's. la many parts of
the Kcuthwert ihe Eucalypti are uti-
1 li.Gd to advantage to furnish shade in
j pastures. If get along the fences and
i along Irrigating dltehcs thc-y can bo
made to protect th" cattle in the pas
turo without at any time interfering
with farm work. Seedlings may bo
had from ths nurserymen in 100 loti
at 5 crnt3 cac:i. Ther.1 ar.? seme thirty
difi'erent varieties, and nil of thorn
are said to grow equally well in th?
middle and southern states. Plant
the hillsides in forert tre?s and farm
fhe low ground. BaKimc.ro American
of ftlff unruled letter paper, so that the
card may easily slide up and down.
The paper should be about three inches
deep, leaving two inches of the card
Crease th? paper at each side to make
It lie flat like a case, and then paste it
together at the back. Take the card
out. ana iu the case cut two hobs for
eyes and one for the mouth, as shown
In Figure 1.
Now slip tho card lu the case ngaiu.
COUNTRY ESTATE PUZZLE.
A FATAL MISTAKE.
I.Irs. Newbride See, here, whn I
gave you that pie you promL d to
saw some wood.
Hungry Hank Well, you oughtn't
to've gav me the rde firt, lady.
Mrs. Newbrirle The idea! Of all
th? Impudence I
Hungry Hank Dat ain't imnudenc
la-lv. I mea.i I just mined d sa
tryln' to cut d3 pie. Atlanta Constitution.
"Did you say a chicken chews its
food with ita gizzard?" asked the lit
tle boy with tha high forehead.
"Ye3; that is practically the pro
cess." "If that is the case," he queried
sweetly, "how csa a chlckrn tell wheth
er It has the toothache cr tho stamac!
I che?" Washington fatar.
. : ry , ,
Shopkeeper (whose patience Is com
pletely exhausted) Snippers, call tho
porter to kick this fellow out.
Importunate Commercial Traveler
(undaunted) Now, while we are wait
ing fcr the. porter, I'll show you art
entirely new line best thing you ever
laid eyes cn. Glasgow Times.
Find the owner of this fine estate and his dog.
candlestick upon the table. . It will now
appear to the spectators as if the can
die has been forced through th own
of the hat.
Light tho piece of candle and bring
forward the hat and the candlestick to
gether. Tell the owner of tho bat that
you are very sorry, indeed, for the mis
hap, but that accidents will happen,
etc. Ask him whether he will take the
hat borne as It is. Naturally he ob
jects. Continue to argue with the own
er of the hat as long as it seems to
amuse the company, and then state
that you will try" to repair the dam
aged hat, at the same time blowing out
the light of the candle.
P.eturn to the table, and, while your
back is turned, deftly take the prepared
i M IIP
piece of candle cut of the hat and
place It in your walstccat pocket. You
must now take care to keep the crown
of the hat turned nway from the n
uience, or It will see that the candle no
longer protrudes through it.
All that row remains t ) ,
(: ! Ivtt t - 'K-rfcci:
"Have you made any improvements
in your invention?"
"I have," answered the enterprising
scientists. "One of my assistants has
just discovered a new way to put stock
on the market." Washington Star.
ar.d mark on it the points for the eyes,
and a point in the mouth for the root of
the tongue. Take it cut of the case
again, and with a sharp pointed knife
blade cut the tongue as shown iu Fig
ure 2. The tcngue is not to be cut out.
yon understand, but only o-a the line
shown in Figure 2, so that ft may hang
Tho na-t thing to do .s to draw a gro
tesque face on the case1, shewn in Fig- j
ure 1. You have in that the two eye
holes and the hole for the mouth, and
all 3'ou have to do is o All in, the eye
laches, the eyebrows. Ihe ncse ami the
teeth. The pupils of the eyes and the
tongue will be frunished by the card;
you see them in Figure 2.
Figure " shows the c fleet when you
have completed the drawing and have
inserted the card, making the tongue
slip through the hole that you have
lr.Rde fot the mouth.
To have your fun now you have only
to slip the card up and down, which
will make the pupils of the eyes move
r.r.d the tongue go cut of nud into the
mouth. The face Avill make many odd ;
r.r.t! laughable grimaces. Drceklya
Too Swift Concurrence.
An Atchison man, uewly married,
was sounding his wife's praises to his
men friends. "Why, she is so much
better than I," he said, "I don't sec
how she came to marry me." His
friends all agreed to this so promptly
that ho got mad; said he was as good
as his wife any day. and wanted tj
whip the crowd. Atchison Glebe.
ST03 Kawnrd. 6100.
The ronders of this paper will bw ploa'cd
learn that there is at lenst one dre.ided dis
ease tiiat science lias beea able to cure in kit
its scales, and thn is llntivrrH. Hall's (Jatarr i
Cure is the only positive eure now knoarnt
the medical fr.iterrdty. C'atarra bein f a con
stitutional disease, requires a coustitutiou.il
tr"iitnioat. Hall's C'atarrhCurelstaicen Inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood find inu
coussurfuces of tr.e systam, thereby destroy
ing tuo foundation of tho disease, .indgiviu :
the patient strength by building up the con
stitution and assisting nature in doin? let
work. Tho proprietors have so mucii falthi
its curative powers tlia: ttiey offer Ono Hun
dred Dollars for ny caseth it it lulls to cjcj.
fcund tor list of testimonials. Address
i'. J. (Jdesev ii Co., i'oioaj, 0.
Fold by Druggists, 7 jc.
Hall's Family Pills are the bsst.
Child Mortality In the AVcst Indies.
In the West Indies infaulile mortality
: Is very heavy. As soon as the children
; of the peasant can toddle about they
are allowed to cat whatever tkpy picli
up. As a natural result more thaa
half of them die in many of the islands
Lrloic they are ii year old.
Ontltved It refrlrieM. '
An advertising agent has reached the
conclusion that "there are times when
tlw circular is the only available me
dium, ami must be used, b-ut as a rule
it will found to have outlived its
uefuh-.ess. In most ca.-os th? poorest
.'.crs are more effevtire than the
Paris bms the biggest debt n .inv city in
the world. It Amounts to S400, 000 ,01)0.
!evhir.g,softontlie irums, reduces inCanmi
ticn.allajspain, cures wind code. ',25c. abotil
Pon't nllow your dazzling prospects to
?donol ba'dev Tiso's Cure tor Com-i-n
tlcnh&s.n9 iu-il f irci.iitu nn I ooid Joa
1 .iiottn, Trinity :'nnm, Int. 13, UM
HO j t At il.Mi'i.r-i'U) fr.(' 1 MiiMviAti jn,iiun v,. c'ON-
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porfud ; lift a;
i it to the own-1
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