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TM-WREKLY E bLTI)N. WIINSBOROS. C., AUGUST 14,EE4TED 1W.
IN THE OLOMG.
Smiles will Dlay where tomrdrops are clinging
Breezes cool and gentle wiU fan the fevered
.The weary moan of sorrow will cease, and, rest
o ing sweet,
Be Alled with glad'ning sunlight, sprinkling
glory at the feet!
The drooping head of roses, bending now in
Will wake when dewdrops hasten their loving
tryst to keep;
The clouds of somber col'ring, now curtaining
Will roll away. as brightness on the wings of
The heart will cease its aching and a throb of
The !onely place that's longing for a note of joy
It's empty, dreary lifeway, with its rugged path
Where love will send its greeting, when morning
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES.
"I declare!" said Miss Millicent Les
ter, drawing back the lace-and-velvet
curtains and peeping out into the fash
ionable street, "if anybody in the
orld looking at this house would im
ie that I, Millicent Lester, hadn't
ad a good, square dinner for a month!
hope to have one Thanksgiving,
Estelle, stately and beautiful, who
uncomplainingly the scraggy mut
n served on silver plate, and drank
e weak tea poured into Sevres cups,
wned at her sister.
rr. Lester, resting on a luxurious
,laughed somewhat feebly at Mil
nk you are a little glutton,
n't!" remarked Miss Milli
ly. "But look at me!
girl who could live on
her shapely shoulders,
her strong yet delicate
is that I don't grow
nd haggard over the
to keep up appear
"she said, examin
fresh face in the
enough to eat and
ving to make both
eigh two hundred
ught not to long for
e apparently so satis
ent appearance, and
any change would
d Estelle, sharp
tongue and a tem
Ile. Perhaps both
ned by the eternal
lars and cents.
e, it's telling on you,
remarked, with feminine
"It distresses me to see
hollows under your eyes,
e's face flushed angrily.
mother came to the rescue.
"I leave it to you, Millicent. With
our income as small as it is, in a little
house in a back street we could live
comfortably enough. Would you be
willing to make the change?"
It was now Milly's turn to color up.
"No-o-o!" she said after a pause.
"I can't. I was brought up to love
- appearances. I couldn't be happy
without at least the outward appear
ance of wealth. No; it is hard as it
I hate this perpetual running away
from bills, and Ecarcely daring to look
your old servants in the face. It is
dreadful, I admit. At the german last
week a gentleman, Mr. Blogden-'
There was a pause, and a kind of
electric thrill ran around the little
Millicent bit her lip and continued
"Mr. Blogden, I thought, was going.
to take one of my gloves as a keepsake.
I felt perfectly sick at the idea. We
had no money to buy any more, and
the thought of facing those clerks at
Skinner's, and having another pair
charged on that awful bill that he has
been dunning us ior the last four yearsj
positively mad. me ill."
'Wo yogi think, Milly," said her
mother, palmly, "that if we gave up
ogr present system and went to live in'
Sback street, you would be invited to
any more germans by Mr. Blogdeu?"
It was a cruel home-thurst. Milli
gent turned pale and gave a kind of
"No!" she cried. "I am forced to
-acknowledge myself wrong to-day in
everything.'' she said with a sob. "I'll
tell you all-yes, even you, Estelle,
who will be certain to remind me of it
J love Harry Biogden, but I don't be
lieve in him; I can't trust him. I
know he loves me-I know he wants
to marry me; I feel it. But something
holds himi back. I think lhe is dubi
ous about my money. He knows we
are thought rich, and yet he suspects
we are poor. If I had the nerve-I
am such a poor, weak, cowardly crea
ture---I would tell him point blank
that I am poor. It would be better to
know if he is mercenary. But I can't
.-I can't. Oh, mamma and Estelle,
why don't you have the nerve to fasce
the world as we are? I am the young
L est-make ahiowances for me-but
force me to agree to some change iu
- Mrs. Lester groaned out aloud. Even
Estelle seemed as if she could stand but
little more of the make-believe life
they had led for ;o logg.
Just then thnere was a pull at the bell.
Ro never heard the bell-pull without
apprehedaon. They sat quite still and
peas the lia~ried servant ushered a~
gentleman mnto tho..oom.
*He bowed respectfui'~r and took the
seat offered him.
Mrs. Lester felt grateful to him for
that, at least while the servant was in
hearing. She little suspected that the
servant knew her visitor as weli as she
did, and by that time had retailed the
fact in the kitchen that the man from
Skinner's had come to levy on the fur
niture and turn the whole family omt
"I suppose I should apologize," re
marked Mr. Skinner, as soon as the
ladies were alone with him; "but I
thought it best to come and see you
before putting our account in the hands
of a lawyer. As you are aware, it is a
disagreeable thing to do-and expen
sive, besides. But regard for our own
interests, mada n--"
"Of course," said Mrs. Lester,
"If any arrangement could be made,"
suggested Mr. Skinner. "The amount,
with interest, is a trifle over twenty-five
hundred dollars. I don't think you can
say we have been hard on you."
"No,":assented Mrs. Lester.
Millicent came forward.
"Mr. Skinner, your account shall be
paid. The furniture and pictures in this
house are worth much more than that.
I think we will decide to sell them and
move into a smaller house. Do nothing
for a week or two, and you will hear
Mr. Skinner picked up his hat and
withdrew, saying to himself:
"What a duced fine girl that young
est one is!"
Mrs. Lester and Estelle remained
paralyzed with astonishment as the
heavy door closed with a bang after
Mr. Skinner. Then Mrs. Lester spoke:
"You are subject to strange changes,
Millicent. But half an hour ago you
said you could not give up the house
and live as you now propose to do."
"Yes," said Millicent, with a kind of
sad defiance, -r -aid so; but what's the
use when a man comes to you and talks
about putting a great bill like that in
the hands of a lawyer? Won't all the
others, big and little, be down on us?
I am no more of a heroine than I was
before, but I can see when necessity
compels. I see now that we have
reached the end of our rope. We have
just to face the world in a small house
in a back street, and I shall try to do it
as bravely as I can, but I expect to be
miserable and I never expect to see
Harry Blogden again."
It was the early part of November.
It did not take long to make their
The sale was advertised to take place
in two weeks.
Millicent and Estelle- -even Estelle
came out of her shell of selfishness
arranged the lovely home to look its
Then Millicent found a tiny house
with a little garden to it, and went to
work with a will to make it habitable
and even comfortable. She actually
succeeded in making it look inviting.
Strange to say, she did not find her
self as miserable as she expected dur
ing the transition period. Everybody
did not forget them, but Harry Blogdea
did not come near them.
Perhaps what help to sustain Milly's
spirits was that, with the great foot
man dismissed, and the lady's maid
and all the other superfluous servants,
she had enough to eat; and she used
to laugh at herself for her gluttony as
she munched a good, wholesome piece
of beef with her little, sharp, white
It was the day before rhanksgiving
that they got into their new home.
They had a cheery little sitting-room,
with a soft-coal fire.
Some few things had been saved
from the wreck. The furniture, and
especially the pictures and bronzes,
ad sold well; and after the first shock
was over, Mrs. Lester and Estelle had
experienced some of the relief that
had helped Milly to bear the change.
The bills had all been p~aid in full,
the servants discharged, and only one
rnaid-of-all work was engaged to do the
work of their small establishment.
Thanksgiving Day dawned cold and
bright. Milly and Estelle walked to
church with their mother. That was
one of the perilou~s moments they had
looked forward to. It was the first
time they would meet all of their ac
quaintances after the crash. But like
everything else, ~ assed off better than
Millicent's heart was in her mouth
and her cheeks flushed and paled pain
fully. Right behind them sat Mr.
Blodgen. Milly felt his presence all
durinig the service. She would have
liked to have got tip and rushed out of
church as soon as the benediction was
pronounced, but she could not. She
was a proud creature, and she meant to
walk calmly and sedately out, with her
head well poised in the alir.
She did it pretty well. Millicent had
certain histrionic talents, atnd just as
she reached the sidewalk a gentlenman
Millicent did not look up. She knew
'I have have been out of tcwn for a
week or two and only got back last
night. May I walk home with you."
"Certainly," said Milly, coolly.
Her mother and Estelle were a little
in front of them.
"I hope you have been well," said
"Oh, yes'." said Milly bravely. "Of
course it has been a trying time to us
-the moving and everything--but
now we are comfortably settled and will
eat our Thanksgiving dinner in our now
Mr. Blogden looked excessively
"Your new home?"
'-Yes," said .Milly. "Haven't you
heard? We found we couldn't afford to
live in our old house, so we gave up
the lease, sold nearly everything, and
have gone to a little house on Pine
It was over, and the sky had not
"I regret it deeply, on your ac
count," said Mr. Blogden.
Then he turned the conversation on
indifferent matters, and Milhcent
thought she had never found him so
I When they reached the cottage they
were both laughing and talking gaily.
Mr. Blogden showed a disposition to ar
linger at the gate and hinted so broadly
for an invitation to come in, that Mrs.
Lester felt called upon to give it. to
Then lie stayed and stayed unLil it T1
was obviously impossible to put off din- Ur
ner any longer, and he was invited to ur
dine. It was a merry little dinner. 't
"Everything on the table is paid is
for," thought Milly, with delight. pe
Then, after dinner, when the two Ti
were left in the parlor together in the (r
dusk, Blogden reached out and took an
Milly's hand. tei
"Millicent, are you not a poor girl th
"Yes." said Millicent, trembling. fal
"Then I can ask you to be my wife. wi
When you lived in your old home, in usi
so much style and elegance, I was th
afraid to ask you. I did not think you an
cared to marry any but a very rich is
man; and, besides, although I am well Ti
off, I was afraid you had been accus- bu
tomed to too much money to be satis. tel
fled with what I could give you. But rc
now I see that you are not so depend- Of
ent on money as I thought you were. fol
Can you love me?-and if you can, o.
can you be satisfied with what I can do tn
for you? Remembr, my wife can only PC
1 have one carriage-you had three or na
four-and although I hope to be a mil- r
li:>naire before I die, I am not one til
Milly's reply was lost in Mr. Blog- n
den's shirt.front. na
When Mrs. Lester came in every- pl
thing was arranged. . -A
"I ithink," said Blogden, "this is
about the jolliest Thanksgiving I ever
"1 think so, to," said Milly.
A statement may be perfectly true s
and yet convey an idea quite foreign a
to that which the person who utters kn
it intended to express. th
"it is a painful thing tome tosay," foi
remarked Squire Fosdick at a meet- wt
ing of the Hillside Controversy Club, all
"but this society has. been degenerat- a
Ing ever since I became a member of
it." s t
The Squire paused, and flushed as
he saw a slight smile on the faces of cr
some of his tellow-citizens. re
'4What 1 mean to say is," he con- an
tinued with some haste, "that ever an
ince I joined this society I've noticed asi
a gradual but decided change for the ge
worse." The smile on the faces of wj
the other members deepened, and the a f
EQuire's face , turned almost scarlet. HE
"You all know what 1 mean," he set
said, desperately; -what I mean Is so,
that from the very minute I became an
a member of the Hillside Controversy ani
Club, 1 could see that it was begin- str
ning to lose its value as an organiza- abi
ion, and the longer 1 have stayed in
it, the more steadily have 1 seen it tho
running down-hill!" fro
The Squire sat down, but even the sto
zreat respect in which he was held by
his fellow-n:embers was not sumticient
to restrain their mirth.
It was characteristic of Marlbor- w
ugh that from apparently sriall in- wa
dications he possessed the power ofyo
divining the enemies' plans, and was s
thus enabled to forestall them. From Tb
the experience of the recent past he thi
foresaw with admirable clearness the eve
immediate future, and was able, as by
It were, to map out coming eve nts go
from a study of the position at the R.
moment. He could balance future ,
probabilities with strange accuracy, Vo
and could fill in with livIh :'igures sp
the sketchy outline furnished by the an'
Without this peculiar gift--one of at
the Instincts that mark the born yei
general-no campaigq can te direct4 i
ed with success. To realize what Is Mir
going on bevond a range of hills, or hir
any other na.ural barrier to human aol
vision and out of the reach of recon
notering parties, is one of the o
problems which perpetually confront wb
the milItary commander. On the dic
correct solution of that problein de- col
pends greatly the success of all mii
ary operations.--The Life of Marl- bel
borough-Gen. Wolseley- vic
The historical dress for Greek ladles lie
was a large piece of cloth a foot w
longer than the wearer was tall, and bo]
as wide as her ar ms could stretch. a
A belt part'y kept it up, and safety we
pins were used in very early times. h
To show the whole of the leg was
very usual. By taking a bath towel nei
-a good big one-and trying what ser
she can ike of it as her rull cos- his
tme, a modern nymph may partly gui
understand the tdilet of her ancient
si,ters. When once she h is got It on, a
she stands with extended arms, and tlr,
another lady fastens a girdle around anj
her waist. Then she pulls up the b(J]
'superfuous length through the girdle cry
and lets it hang over, and there she 04
is. Straps, like braces. were some-,
Itimes worn and crossed over tha 6;u
breast, being fastened to the girdle- all
Ladies had no honnets; they mumed his
their heads in a fold of their cloaks, chi
or wore flat hats. They were all rec
vry beautiful and charming, as we wa
see in the Ta"nagra terra cottas. It
must have been delightful t~o live in me
Tanagra. It appears, on the whole, se
that we cannot hope to revive Greek i:e'
dress. The dress was designed for a tre
warm climate, and for a beaut!!ul,
shapely race. It had Its advantages
in the matter of health, as there was
no tight lacing after the Mycenaan -
age. The style was not extravagant mt
or costly, but it is impossible. th'
Esthetcsm cannot bring it back. pst
An asthete in a chiton and sandals
on a cold and rainy day would be an
unlovely object. Not for all the glory :
that was Greece's would rational man cb
barter a pair of stockings sad a pai did
of trousers. --- sal
iw the Land Is Fertilized and Cultivate&
The soil of China is well cultivated.
twithstanding the fact that the
>1s used are primitive and crude.
tree crops a year are by no means
common, and if any sign of a fail
e of crop is seen, the seed for an
ier crop Is straichtway sown. It
wonderful, writts Frank G. Car- 1
ater, how small the farms are. i
tere are thousands of holdings in
.ina which are less than an acro,
d some are even as small as the
imt of an acre. It is estimated In
at an acre of land will in the bet- i
-parts of the empire support a in
nily of six, and a volume could be
itten on Chinese airriculture. The ti<
of fertilizers ii universal, and, in
augh there are practically no horses uI
d few cattle, there is no land which be
so well fed. Everything is saved. er
iousands of men do nothing ele at
t gather up bits of fertiliinq mat- is
- and sell them. The refuse or a L4
h family will bring more than that
a poor one, and the slops of the ]e
-eign part of Shanghai are farmed pr
t annually for a sum which gives at
- city most of its edu ational fun:1- ri
tato peelings, the parings of finger A
ils, the shavings of the head and
ned houses form parts of the fer
izing material, and this is usually
t together In such liqu d form that
t a bit of It is wasted. The ma
nure is Kept in great vats and the
-m is watered like a garden. Each
Lnt gets its daily food and drink. .
dipper fuli from the vat is piut
o each bucket of water, and the
xture is poured in at the roots of a
- plants. All throu:h this part of 1
ina such fertilization goes on, and
im $20 to $30 a year is sometimes b
,nt on an acre of land. P
rhe Chinese plow is pulled by I
.ter baffalo, the ugliest cattle
own to man. The buffalos grind
rice, tramp the mud and straw a
making the sun dried bricks of th
ich their houses are made, and do
sorts of farm work. When grazing Jr
: when not at work they a e " .
nded by the little children, who 1
upon their backs and who have a 1
nderful control over them. They
wl up on the backs of the bufTalo,
ting first upon the horns of the '
imal, which bends down its head
them. As soon as they are e
.ride of the neck the buffalo wi I
itly raise its head and the boy 1:
i slide ctown its neck t.ll he has
rm seat just behind its sh ulders.
re he will stay al! day, and 1 have
:n little fellows of 5 ( r 6 yea s
nd as'eep upon the backs of the e
mals, which are often langerous
I ugly in their act ons toward
angers. A good buffal i is worth
)ut $20, and farmers o ten enter a
t of farmers' loan association for
use of a common fund of money
m year to year by which they
ck their farms.
Took Charge of Him.
t is often said that a benefit con,
red does more to .romote friend
p than a favor received. If you
uld cultivate a friendly feeling to.
rd another, do him a kindness; if
Swould secume his lasting friend
p, get him to do you a kindness.
ere is some truth, at any rate, in
s view of the case; and it applies
n to dogs, as is shown strikingly
a story related in "Gold, Sport and
fee-Planting in Mysore," by Mr.
dr. A. told me that lhe one
unded a tiger which afterward
ang on him, knocked ih m (down,
I seized him by the hand and a mn.
th Mr. A. was a large dog, which
>nce attacked the tiger, and di
ted him from M1r. A. A fter driv
off the dog. the tiger retuirnedl to
A., and comenced worrying
u, but was again attacked by the
[he dog was driven off three or
,r times, but. the tiger was all the
ile losing strength, and tinally
d. The dog was uniniured. Now
es the curious part of the story. 9
['he dig, which was not affectiona te, 6'
ongedi to Mr. A. 'sbrother, and pre- f
u iv had taxen no Interest in any P
Sbut his rniaster. Now, b.awever,
relused to go hoine witn h.s I
ster, bumt stuck closely to the F
unded moan, and when sorue ca:r.
ic acid, which caused pa in, was a
>)ied by Mr. A. 's brother to thme
und, the dog began to Lrrowi and
>w other signs of displeasure. p
lec would not allow anyvone to icme
ir Mr. A. e..cCept his oiwn specialA
vant. and lay unmder tihe lied with
nose sticking out, keepiing cliose i
Yhcn Mr. A. was ct ried to tlhe
tor, some thirty-live iiuile- awy
dog went, too. and on tihe de.- ir s
lying carbolic acid and setting the b
is, whi h caused the patient to b
out, the dog at once seized thme er
tor iny t h leg. C
n about three months ir. A. was
te cured. A fte: that the dog lost cli
interest in him, and retuined to
master: and if lhe met 'r. A. by
ne, merely acknowedged his
onition of hini by thme faintest (b
o o. h s tail.
Syear afterward, happen ing to 01
et the doctor. whom he imuid not a
n in the meant u,, he at on-ce
v at h in and sci ed hin Uy thec tu
Elatie's F-re-nc. Ii:
~unt--Now, Else, let I e se how
ch French you have 1- arined. Call
governess in French. Elsie -ist, tr
-iegende bleatter. ke
Little Dot-I saw Ujncle Toby In
arch. Namura-Did you'r Wbat W
he have to say~ L tle Dot-lie
ISH WITH A MIRROR
4 APPARATUS FOR FOOLING
THE FINNY TRIBE.
o Invention Alleges that by the Sight of
heir Own Reflectious the Gullible Fish
Vill Fall Over E tch-Other in a Scramble
Lfter the Bait.
Perhapsi It WoCa*t Work.
There are many devices for ensnar
the gullible fish. William R.
imb of East Greenwich, R. I., has
vented and p itented a new one.
The principle of Mr. Lamb's inven
,n is to cause the fdih to see himiself
a mirror behind the bait. where
on, imagining that the bait is to
snapped up by another fish, hast
.s to se -ure it himself, and the hook
the same time. At present there
n 1 testimony as to the value of Mr.
imb's invention in practice.
The invention, according to the
tors patent, comprises a mirror
eferably of a circular or oval form,
lached to a tish-line by means of a
a- fast to the frame of the mirror.
horizontal arm extends a short
tance in front of the mirror, and
, at its outer end a ring to receive
bran::ih line, the upper end of
ich is fast to the main line. A
Jk is made fast to the end of the
anch line, so as to come aLout op
site the center of the mirror. -.
In using the apparatus a bait is
t on the hook and let down in the
Lter with the mirror, which acts as
inker, until its lower edges touch
In this p:sition the fish, when ap
)aching the balt, will see the re
ction of himself in the mirror. He
11 imagine another hungry fish
ser the same bait, and will be made
Ider by the supposed companion
ip and more eager to take the bait
fore his competitor seizes it-at
Lst this is the theory of the in
ntor. The fish will lose his cau
in and take the bait with a reck
UNITED STATES S
BuIlt at a cost of $1,100,000, exc
iterial used in her is of American
onfs are: Length, 300 feet; extrem
et; displacement, 3,l83 tons. The<
iusion type, indicatIng 10,000 horse
inteeni knots per hour. Her arms
adinig riule and ten 5-Inch breech
he secondary battery consists of six
be toruedoes used will be of Americi
sweeping with Hos.
)nc of the most notable of the
sent century's small inventions Is
air-pump for cleaning purposes.
hose pipe charged with air under
ty pounds pressure to the sqjuare
:h is ttirned 111o01 the article or
im to ie ce:ned. It is used in
'cieiy the same way as the water
d hiose for washing purposes. it
far more effec:tive in its result than
oms, beaters or brushes, as it
~rches out and penetrates every
~vce and cleft in woodwork.
This device is at present applied to
~aning cars, but so perfect is its
rk that it is only a question of
n]e when it will come into use for
ir purposes. hotels and large
idings might be swept out and
sted in an incredibly short space
time. Caretuliy managed, this
- rssr would rid the room of
ry partic~u of dust, clean furni
re, carpets and the heavier articles
bric-a-brac and ornaments. It
uld do the work of a dozen people.
It is now in order for some home
ssionlary to invent some simple dle
:e that will work an air-pump and
rrent for household use. Its in.
du tion would revolutionize house
eping and soive the heretofore
pee-s problem of clean rooms. and
1l keep furniture covers and car
ts. It would be ec-onomical, as it
~uld render less service neces-ary
i would save a large portion of tihe
~ar and tear of furnishing textiles.
hnne where thera la hydrant
lessness that greatly Increases the
chauces of his being caught on the
The refection of light from tht
mirror in the water will have, in
some degree, the effect that the light
torch has in some well-known kinds
of fishing, of attracting fish to the
bait, and the light reflected by the
mirror upon the bait will make it
The mirr-r may be made in two
parts and secured together at an
TRE MIRROR FISHING APPARATUS.
ingle, the one to the other, so as tW
have the effect of making two or
more reflections of the same dish. and
It may be made double, so as to reflecd
:n two sides. It may also be madi
In the form of a triangle or s'luare.i
with a mirror on each side and an,
rm with the hook and bait before
ach reflecting surface, and in thd
form of a cross, which would produce
i multiplicity of reflections.
All this is the allegation of the irr
luiv o amaen. vey ito
lusine consst aofmn Enerync beech
-loading rifles in the main battery.
nachine guns and six torpedo tubes.
lill lll lllli;U l ~ll~B lll~lllh llll:E lI lUllllill~lll llElit
watei- it would not be at all difllcuhi
to attach an air-pumping apparatus
to the kitchen or bathroom faucet
and thus furnish power for every
Somue years ago it was said that
there would never be an invention
that could swe ep and dust, but at!
the present rate of things the pirob
lem is practically solved by this simi
ple and easly used device.
This Is Distressing.
If hosiers know what they are
about, the feet of American women
are larger than they once were.
Three dozen pairs of women's hose
sed to be assorted as to sizes in this;
fashion: Six pairs No. 8; six. No. 86;
twelve. No. 9: six, No. 9); six. No.
10. The No. 8's have now disap
neared from among womnan's cies
ind the number of larger sizas in
three dozen pairs of hose has in
Elceen Centuries O0d.
The citizens of Dijon, France, have
lust voted a tax for putting a railiuz
around a tree which stands within
the city limits. The tree hears a la
bel which informs the sight-seer that
lt is the oldest poplar in France. Thle
town council has a record tra ing
the history of the tree since the yea;r
722 A. D. It is 122 feet in height
ind 45 feet in circumference at th
News in Brief.
-Spiders are never idle.
-China raises almost all the world's
- The world's tunnels stretch 514
-Dwarfing trees is a fine art in
-Every male elephant is liable to in.
sanity some time or other.
-Among flowers chrysanthemums
live the longest after being cut.
-In Finland and East Turkestan
thunder storms are wholly unknown.
-The New American street letter
boxes are about to be adopted in Lon
-The photograph was recently put
to use as a witness in a London damage
-Electric lights were placed on the
rhames embankment. London in
-Horseshoes have been found in
:ombs that date back to the sixth cen
-Next to the lion and tiger the
jaguar is the largest member of the cat
-The first known sculpture and
paintings were made in Egypt 2100
years B. C.
-The French have introduced coffee
ulture in Tonquin with good prospecta
-Brick-dust mortar is said by author,
ties to be an excellent substitute for
-Twenty-eight big ooean passenger
tenmships belong to the British
-The largest apes have only sixteen
unces of brain; the lowest .of men
-An elephant is fifty to sixty years
n attaining maturity, and will live a
:enturv and a half.
-Several of the South Sea Islands
iave a speces of mulberry tree from
vhich cloth is made.
-It is estimated thamids o e lar
-st i stonies in the Pyramids weighs
liy eighty-eight tons.
-There are venomous fishes whose
;pines inflict dangerous wounds, muck.
ike the stings of snakes.
-The people of England and Amerie
tverage taller than any other repre -
ientatives of the human family.
-Neither chemists nor naturaliesi
ae yet been able to solve te question
vhy a lobster turns red when boiled.
-In France, the Paris-Lyonr and
he * Pari--Havre railway locomotives
ow use electricity as a motive power.
-It has been shown that the co'or
re'low, both vegetable and nimal, is
nore permanent than any other hue.
-The tambourine is acombinatioirof
;he drum and rattle. It is- found rep
-esented on Egyptian monuments 2000
-A copy of the first Chinese dietion
try, made by Chinese scholars in the
rear 1109 B. C., is still preserved at
-Man is composed, according to the
scientists, of five bucketfuls of water
and forty flve-pounds of carbon and
-British coach and carriage builders
mport from America their choicest
~pokes, hubs and ribs for wheel manu
-A fish caught and thrown on the
ink will rarely fail, when endeavor.
ng to escape, to jump in the direction
>f the water.
-A small boy at Mc~ool, Neb.,
aught two catfish in the Blue River.
Their combined weight is reported as
-There was a time, according to
Professor Bull, the celebratedlis
istronomer, 'when the moon was so
near us that tio ocean's tide was 640)
-The honey b~ee is supplied with a
pair of compound eyes with hundreds
,f facets, each capable of sight by it
elf, as well as several simple eyes.
-It is possible, by arec.entinventioni,
o0 taike five dillerent photographic
viws of a person at one aitting. The .
pparently different attitudes are pro
luced by the aid of mirrors.
-The Anglo-Saxon word boc signiffes
beech tree. Before paper came into
~eneral use the wood of this tree, be
ng close-grained, was used to write
1pn, and from this fact comes the
-The b~ody of a lizard Exddes an
ci id Iluid that serves as a protection
tthe snimal. A dog will not hold a
izardl in his mouth more than an in
tant and can rarely be induced to re
pat the experiment.
-It has been ascertained that besiles
he amber current in commerce, comn
ng fromn North Germany, Rouniania
md New Zealand, there is a harder
kindl. fond in Buinah, and mined by
-Nearly all the Belgian blocks used
for paving in cities in the United States
:ome. from Stone Mountain, Georgia,
i so~d maiss of granite which still
on taina :lhons of cubic feet of stone
nd as practicily inexhaustible.
--J a somewhat speculative concln
:ion of a~ rec-nt pa per, Mr. Preece men
ioued the elets of an aurora on tele
phbone circuits, and stated that it was
not a wild dreamn to say that we may
ener onl this eartni a thunderstorm in
'rhe Latest Song.
'-Have you hieardf the latest?" in.
quired the girl who likes catchy
songs. "So. What is It?" "Char
ley ZFairgo's G~ood-by.'__
-Searlatinia is mnost fatal in London,
..-iir' nS dath: in 1003 noccn r fronm