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THE ABGTJS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902
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resli. Italy. Nov. 28. What la the Ri
viera? The word menus "shore," and
the name Is applied to that part of the
northern coast of the Mediterranean
from a little eastward of Marseilles,
France, to Spiezza. Italy. All the Rivi
era was formerly Italian territory, but
since IXi'J that part of it which in
cludes Nice has belonged to the French.
Mentone is the border town. The shore
west of it is the French Riviera, east of
It the Italian Riviera.
Beautiful little I'egcli is a suburb of
Genoa, reached by train from that city
In a few minutes. The English have
Ions: known Pegll as a quiet, old fash
ioned wiuter resort, where the tempera
ture for the months of December, Janu
ary, February and March averages 50
decrees. For the reason that it pos
sesses so unobstructed a view of the
Mediterranean to the westward its in
habitants claim that it enjoys an hour
more of daily sunshine than some of
the ollu r Riviera resorts. There are no
mountains or shore obstructions for the
sun to sink behind early in the after
noon. For centuries probably the Italians
have looked on I'egli as a summer sea
bathing place, and it tits this descrip
tion, too. for even in hot weather the
waters of the blue and purple Mediter
ranean are of bracing coolness because
I'egli is so far north as to latitude.
How far north it is difficult for Ameri
cans to realize when they come here in
midwinter from Boston and New York
and take sun baths with the thermome
ter sometimes at 70. The actual fact is
that Pegli. the half tropical winter re
sort, is latitudinally 150 miles north of
Boston and only about forty miles
south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. If the
American Atlantic coast had such a cli
mate as that nature gave to the coast
o,f western Europe, it would be the
paradise of earth, with Its clear sun
shine and ocean purified air. Our Fa
cific coast is more like the shores of the
M ed i t er r a n ejrn .
All the world travels now. A new
migration of nations has set in, not now
to seek relief from overcrowded condi
tions or from love of adventure. There
are no more adventures. Present day
people travel through sheer restless
love of novelty or from the even tamer
motive of getting into a place where
they are comfortable in body warm in
winter, cool in summer.
The migratory clans that desire to
be warm In winter are already gather
ing at little Pegll, and numerous Amer
icans are among them. Professor I..e
dochowskl. the meteorologist of Vien
'na, says the coming winter will be th:?
coldest In fifty years, with snowstorms
and violent winds. Tourists to IVgli
are getting In out of the cold early.
Well, we shall see.'
All winter long the gardens here are
preen. There .are two principal ones,
the Pallavielui aud the Rostau. They
belong to private estates, but are open
to the public. In the Pallaricinl is a
camphor tree of exceeding beauty and
symmetry. The Rostau gardens are
quite two centuries old and to this day
show how away back in the early
eighteenth century trees and shrubs
were stunted and pruned into various
artificial shapes like the court dwarfs
of the pharaohs. And little Pegll it
self is oldtr than Rome, so old that
nobody knows who its aboriginal in
Pegli is like Genoa, Turin. Milan and
other western Italian cities, a collec
tion of glistening, whitewashed stone
A VIBW OF FEQI-r.
bouses, with walls sometimes a yard
thick, more or less, these gleaming out
dazzling in the sunshine from among
beautiful greeu trees and shrubbery.
All these Italian cities have palaces
containing rare and admirable works
of art oh, yes, splendid works of art
but, alas and alack, no steam heat, not
even an old fashioned hot air furnace.
The Italians and the English, who till
recently have been the leading winter
tourists here, do not know what real
warmth and comfort In winter are.
Worse still, they are not aware of their
A furnished flat, or "apartment," as I
suppose one ought to say, can be hired
here for from $30 to $60 a month if one
Moes not wish to live in a hotel. Finally,
Pegll is oue of the few resorts left in
this world where there are no mosqui
toes. It is as pleasant in summer as in
winter, and you can sit outdoors any
time of the day or night without being
forced to dance alout becatise of these
poisonous pests. For that reason it is
well worth visiting by Americans in the
summer time. BEN JOYCE.
Caught , Again.
Maud (under the mistletoe) Now,
George, you must take only one.
George But one from one leaves
nothing. Let's make it one each and
Maud (shyly) Oh, well, it's sudden,
but you may ask papa. Yonkers States-
FOR THE CHILDREN
The Adventure of a Toad.
One summer afternoon Vandalia,
Jfleanor and Walter were walking In
the park. Walter saw a toad hopping
across the gravel walk and disappear
In the grass.
"Vandalia." cried Walter, "look at
the toad!" Vandalia and Eleanor came
up to where Walter stood and looked
at the toad sitting in the grass, eon
tented and happy. An old man passing
the children heard their conversation
about the tond. paused "and said:
"Children, let us have some fun with
Brother Toad." With his cane in his
hands and getting down on his knees,
Ve slowly pushed the cane through the
grass in the Hrectinn of the toad'n
head, making the grass move as though
a snake was crawling through It. The
toad all this time sat dignified and
stately as' a king, not a smile on his
homely face, now and 'then his eyes
blinking. - He looked the image of joy
unclouded by sorrow.
As the cane slowly moved through
the grass, its polished surface glisten
ing in the sunlight, 'the toad caught
sight of it. A wonderful change came
over hiin. His dignity failed. He sud
denly gave a h'gli leap into the air and
fell down in the grass with a thud, and
then began a series of jumps and leaps
like a rabbit makes when the hound
chases him, ami the toad continued
these jumps until he passed out of
view down a hi!!.
Walter yelled' with delight, crying.
"Go it, toady!" Vandalia laughed until
tears came into her eyes and said,
"Toady thinks it is a snake." Eleanor
looked at the toad, hopping away from
ils supposed danger, and said In a voice
of pity, "Poor little toad, it is too bad
to scare you."
When the toad reached its borne un
der the rocks, worn out by Its long run
for life, he told a great story to the
other toads of the family about the
snake coming through the grass and
how he hopped away so fast that the
snake could not catch him, and the
other tends all looked upon him as a
Tlte Elephant'! Joke.
An elegant elephant sat on hts trunk
He was coing away for the season
And he laughed and he laughed till I cer
He must laugh for some excellent rea
son. To attract his attention I uttered a
He paused in his merriment slightly.
I said. "Tell mo why, Mr. Elephant,
Tou are laughing so long and so lightly."
He borrowed my kerchief to dry up his
Then wrung out the kerchief politely
And said, with a wag of his wonderful
"I'm laughing so long and so lightly
"Because" then he burst out a-laughlng
Till he trembled with 111 suppressed
And I stood there Impatient to hear the
For jokes are most pleasing to me.
I gave a loud "Hem!" and the elephant
Then swallowed a giggle or two.
"Kxcuse me," he said, "I am laujhlng
Indeed I'm not laughing at you
"But you two legged mortals convulse me
When you take what you call your vaca
tions. For you put such queer things in your
poor helpless trunks
And then add te those queer combina
tions "By stuffing them full and then squeez
ing them shut
And adding all sorts of abuses.
We elephants know, and have known it
That trunks were not made for such
"Do you think that U fanny?" severely I
"That trunks are so filled to o'erflow
ing?" "That isn't the. point," he serenely re
plied. "But it really is time I was going.
"We elephants know," he remarked, with
As he went striding over the heath,
"That you often pack tooth powder into
And trunks never have any teeth."
Swearing Nobly Ileproved.
Prince Henry, the son of James II
had a keen aversion to swearing and
to profaning the name of God. When
at play, he was never heard to do so,
and on being asked why he did not
swear at play as well as others he an
swered that be knew no game worthy
of an oath. The same answer he is
said to have given at a hunting match.
The stag, which was nearly exhausted,
crossed a road where a butcher was
passing with his dog. The stag was
killed by the dog, at which the hunts
men were greatly offended and tried
to excite the prince against the butch
er. But his highness answered coolly,
"True, the butcher's dog has killed
the slag, and how could the butcher
They replied that If his father had
been so served he would have sworn
bo as no man could have endured it.
"Away!" cried the prince. "All the
pleasure In the world is not worth an
Even with ordinary care the covers
of schoolbook s become grimy and
worn in no time, while the destructive
boy or careless girl completes the op
eration with extra dispatch. Table
oilcloth or enamel cloth, as it Is some
times called, makes an excellent cov
ering and possesses an advantage over
silesla or cloth in that it is easily
cleansed with a sponge or wet cloth,
A variety of covers and many pretty
effects are to be found In enamel cloth.
Wanted to Make m Boy Happy.
Bobbie Ma, didn't you say I mast
always try to make people happy?
Mother les. my child.
Bobbie Well, I know a little bov I
could make very happy if I had a pen
ny to buy candy with. .
Mother Who Is the boy?
At present there are four districts in
Turkey in which any one who so de
sires may enter into the business of
meerschaum mining simply by paying
the Ottoman government the sum de
manded for a license namely, 5 pias
ters. These districts are Sari-Sou, Se
petdji. Geikli and Meulon. The 5.000
miners already engaged in this indus
try are Kurds and Persians, and all of
them work according to the most primi
tive methods. They are formed into
gangs composed of fifteen men at the
Inost tinder the authority of a section
The first work done, says the Revue
Selentitique. consists of sinking a well
uiiil the miners come to a reddish clay
soil, which indicates tin presence of
the meerschaum, this latter being
found at a depth varying from ten to
2N feet. The meerschaum appears in
the form of round lumps, more or less
irregular in form, the size of which
rarely exceeds thirty or forty cubic
centimeters and the usual size of which
is about that of an apple or a walnut.
When they reach the bed. the miners
dig horizontal galleries through the red
clay, and, as there Is no direction or
plan pursued, the gangs frequently
meet each other. The work is carried
on night and day by means of petro
leum lamps, the blocks of meerschaum
being brought to the surface still im
bedded in their matrix. On the weekly
sale day the workmen meet and sell
their goods to the "luledjis." or pipe
manufacturers of Eskichehir. The
blocks are then taken to the town aud
washed, after which they are cut into
suitable pieces while the matter is still
very soft. Sortiug and classing are then
proceeded with, and the "luledjis" in
their turn sell their purchases to the
larger dealers, who export the meer
schaum, carefully enveloped in cotton
Meerschaum is composed of about
70 per cent of carbonate of magnesia,
.23 of silex and .05 of aluminium.
One of the essential conditions for
the speeding of automobiles at night
is the proper lighting of the road. Or
dinary side lanterns are inadequate,
and therefore headlights which throw
bright rays in advance of the vehicle
must be used. Acetylene is well adapt
ed for obtaining a brilliant light. It is
by no means uncommon to see car
riages provided with two searchlights,
placed at the right and at the left of the
vehicle. Such lights, says a writer in
the Scientific American, should have a
The generator of the Bleriot light
may be regarded as a typical example
of the generators usually employed. It
THE ULEltlOT HEAKCHLIUHT.
requires the employment of a special
chemical compound of carbide and glu
cose, which Is called by its inventors,
Messrs. Ietang and Serpoliet. "acety
lithe.'' -The comound has the great
advantage over ordinary carbide of be
ing less sensitive to moisture and of
not leaving any solid residuum. In or
der to Introduce it Into the lantern
without difficulty the generator is
made in the form of a cylinder which
slips into the receptacle" behind the re
flector when the cover of the search
light has been raised.
The generator is charged by unscrew
ing the cover, B. When this is lifted.
It draws with it the cylinder, which
contains the basket that holds the car
bide. The bottom of the basket is per
forated and furnished with vertical
partitions, S, which prevent the car
bide from packing too solidly and fa
cilitate the access of the water. The
generator cylinder terminates on top
In a gas conducting tube, A. into which
Is introduced a tin cartridge contain
ing ordinary carbide between two
plugs of wadding and which serves as
a purifier. The gas Is obliged to pass
through this tube before escaping by
the cock. R, and in so doing it is puri
fied. Tire water is poured .into the
ry Under. E, up to the proper level, after
which the generator cylinder is put in
place and the cover screwed on.
Temperature of Inaecta.
A Russian naturalist has made a
series of measurements by a thermo
electric method of the temperature of
Insects. The temperature of the hu
man body is essentially the same in
the tropics and In the polar zones. Un
der usual conditions the temperature of
an. insect rises with that of the sur
rounding air, only more slowly. When
the Insect begins to move, its tempera
ture rises, and it continues to rise un
til the motion ceases. At 102.2 F. heat
paralysis sets in. which censes, how
ever, as the temperature falls. Below
31 F. insects are without motion. For
one species, Saturnia pyri, the highest
temperature compatible with life is at
113 degrees F. This is about the tem
perature that Is fatal to vegetable life.
DR. SHOOP, Ophthalmologist. I
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No matter how you want to go "Soul hern" or "Scen
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Don't make any mistake about thai.
Through tourist cars run daily from Chicago aud Kan
sas City to l.os Angeles and San Francisco via El Paso.
Tlie Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurxlny cars are "person
ally conducted." Two cars a week ia the "Scenic" line
through Colorado and Utah. Both are in charge of experi
enced excursion managers.
golden State Limited leaves Chicago and Kansas City
dail ami offers unrivalled serxice to all points in South
Berths, tickets and full informa
tion at all Hock Island ticket offices,
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