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IN NEW CAi.EDON&A...
An Ulana In the sata PIAa East of
- Austrana. :.m : '
East of Australia, in' the South
Pacific, lies the island of New Cale
donia. -It belongs to France and has
an area of 6,769 square miles, with
gn estimated population of between
45,000 and 75,000 people. The nar
tives are of the Papuan race and
speak a language kindred with the
Australian tongues. They are divid
ed into numerous tribes, are well
formed, tall, muscular, but indolent.
Their huts are nearly conical in
shape and vary from ten to twenty
feet high. Work is begun by digging
UT 0 A MNGO cHmEr, r;aW OALEWOoIA.
a hole in the ground and then plant,
ing a tall stout pole in the center. A
number of poles running up to this
form the framework, which is woven
together by a kind of basketwork,
and then the whole is made water
tight by earth, additions being made
until the wall is several inches thick.
Entrance is had by a door three feet
Many of the natives bare been
converted to Christianity and are in.
dustrious and sober.
New Caledonia was discovered -by
Capt. Cook In 1774. In 1853 the
French took possession of the island
and established there a station for
their Pacific squadron. During the
reoent years there was considerable
friction between England and France
over the latter's scheme of making
New Caledonia a convict settlement
Too Much Knowledge.
The foreman of a room in one oi
ihe largest manufacturing establish
ments in the country told a friend re
cently the circumstances of his first
going to work there. He was sent
to the foreman of the factory by a
friend who was anxious to get him
into the employ of the company, and
the following conversation took
"Well," the foreman said, "I under
itand you want to come here to work.
What do know about machines?"
"Nothing," the other replied.
"Nothing!" echoed the foreman, in
surprise. "You do not mean to say
that you never saw a machine, I sup
"I literalylreri-zaw a machine
work in mny life," was the reply, "ex
cept a locomotive."
"Where did you come from?"
"Hum!" the foreman remarked,
studying the face before him. "I
came from the Cape myself. Do you
suppose that there is anything in
our business that you will not know
fall about in six months, if you come
here to work?"
The Cape Cod man was puzzled
how to answer, and contented him
self with saying that he was sure ho
could not tell.
"The truth is," the foreman ex
plained, "we can get plenty of men,
but by the time they have been here
Six months or a year they know so
mnuch that we have to send them
away. They know a vast deal more
than we men who have been here for
~twenty years, and they are mostly
willing to impart to us their valuable
knowledge. Now, if you think there
are things that you cannot learn in a
week or two, we should like to hire
you; but If you are one of the
abominable wise kind, you had bet
ter move along and give us a chance
to find somebody who doesn't know
tuise so much-"
If two men, or a commurity o!
men, were to set about exchanging
goods and commodities right among
themselves, no matter how long they
traded, they would not get any rich
er as a community. Some would come
out at the little end of the horn, hav
ing goods of less value than before
"swapping;" all would be out the time
spent In trading. But with ideas it
is different. Ten men start out ex
changing ideas, and although some
may have better ideas and more facts
than others, all are benefited by the
exchange; no one is in any whit the
poorer. The time spent in "swapping"
is a Clear gain to every member ol
of the community taking part in it.]
I have gone about a good deal, and
find that it pays to absorb other
men's ideas and give out their own
and my own. Eachi year I know more
than I did the year before, and my
veighbors find it pays them, too.
A Famous ralac&.
The ruins of the famous palace of
St. Cloud have just been sold at pub
lic auction. There were only eleven
bidders, and thc imperial residence,
or what remains of it, fell into the
possession of ono Kassel, a contrac
tor. flis bid was 3,325 francs. At
present St. Cloud is an interesting
rain. The roof is gone and the wails
are partly demolished, in reality
littlo remains of it. Its magnincent
reception rcoms and thc private
apatrtments of Napoleon III. and
Eugenic are now covered with a rih
collection of wild weeds and shrubs.
the growth of twenty-two years, and
all around are heaps of stones black
ened by the fire of 1871. Ihere and
there are fragments of the ornamien
tal work, the junk that constitutes
the only present value of the onca
nrinccir rplace. .
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T EINE ETH FRONDSETET
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COSTUME WI2H HALF-LONG
"Who is your physician, Mrs. Ner- I
"Do you like him?" t
"Oh, so muoh. He always lets m% v
have the diseases that I prefer."-- Q
BIE WAS 81UBE OF IT2.
'~Is this a sound concern ?" asked the ~
business man who was looking over the '
"I sheuld say so," replied the clerk
(who now reads the "Help Wanted"
column.) "They are in the musie
5PoEE TOO QUICK.
Brownly-"Yellowly was talking b
about you yesterday."
Hotbed-"He was, was he? Well,t
sir, that man has the reputation of
being the biggest liar in town. Hv y
couldn't speak the truth if he tried.
Brownly-"I didn't know that."
Hotbed-"That's hischaracter, sir,
What did he say about me?"
Brownly--"He said if there was sa
honest man in town you were one."
New York Press.
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lOCKING THEIR HEALTH AWAY.
Lbandonment of the Cradle a Good Thing
for the Little Ones.
A chance reference in reading the
ther day has convinced me that
lato did not reason well every time,
ays Elizabeth Cavazza in the Pitts
iurg Dispatch. What he did not
:now about putting l'abics to sleep.
or instance would fill a book. In
is work upon "Laws" he lays down
he rule for the management of in
ants that "they should be kept in
erpetual motion and live as If they
rere always tossing at sea." And
hy? Because (he opined) fear is
he emotion to be subdued-"a fear
aused by something that has gone
rrong within;" and the remedy for
,n "internal agitation is to counter
,ct it by an external one." Which
ractically Interpreted means: If poor
aby is afraid that he will not be al
Dwed to look at the pretty candle
ight, or is worried by a pain or pin
-trot him incessantly and vigorously
p and down, churning his little di
estive apparatus into disorder; rock
lm until the head, bobbing helpless
7, becomes dizzy and dazed in a mild
rm of congestion; and in sheer
.espair, unable to express his feel
gs, the "agitated" baby takes refuge
a an unhealthy sleep. I do believe
hat a large proportion of the diseases
f the brain in young children is
aused by the nervous, foolish, cruel
,ractice of keeping in perpetual mo
ion the delicate and susceptible lit
ie bodies and heads. That I may
rther support myself In the position
have taken against the great Plato,
will instance the case of the woman
rho had been brought into the state
f insomnia by means of a continual
pinal headache which confused her
2ental powers. A new physician
aving been called he observed her
uring the first week of his attend
nee. One day he said abruptly:
Madam, you need no medicines.
imply abandon your rocking chair!"
he had the habit common to Amer
an women-that of always sitting in
rocking chair, rocking incessantly,
bough gently, whenever she sat
own. Banishing the rocking chair,
he recovered from both sleeplessness
Novel Elk inung.
In the latter part of July and dur
ng August the M*ican, or "Califor
dan," as he is locally styled, has his
Teatest feld sport-hunting the elk.
Lt 'this season elk are the fattest.
ley come down from the mountains,
othills and crags, attracted by the
xuriaut pasturage of the valley
ands,coursed by streams oi' fronting
n the sea. In these favored losalities
he heavy dews add luxuriance to the
rild grasses. At this season, because
I their extra bulk, elk cannot run so
ast. Ordinarily they gve the fleetest
orse a close race.
The Mexican elk hunter is "armed"
nly with a lariat and a luna, a cres
en shaped haiife which is tied at the
nd of a slender pole about ten feet in
angth. The luna somewhat resembles
he moon, henice its name. The luna
Sused to hamstring the elk after the
riat has been thrown over his horns.
A party of ten or fiteen Mexicans
tus equipped and mounted on the
eetest horses will charge a band-of a
ndred or more, each man selecting.
is victim. On being lassoed the elk
rill plunge violently, almost pulling
be horse forward, for the riata is
stened to the pommel of the saddle.
But the trained horse throws his weight
aokward and stands stiff, with nerves
rained to hold the elk in check. The
exican sits calmly on the horse,
siking sarcastically to the struggling
1k, bestowing praise upon himself
ad smoking his cigarette. After the
aimal exhausts himself the Mexican
brows the luna and hamstrings the
1k. He then cuts ~its throat with the
in or hunting knife, if he cares to
ike the trouble to dismount.
Immediately he is off after another,
>r the stampeded band will soon es
ipe to the foothills unless they. have
een run into a glen or on an isthmus,
'hen the slaughter is terrible and
meL It usually requires two men to
ispatch an elk unless the hunters are
sy expert-one to throw the lariat,
ie other the luna.
To cut the throat of a wounded elk
ihe turns his large, full eyes, expres
ve of fright, sorrow and reproach,
pon his merciless captor requires a
ardened heart and robs the sport of
a pleasures seemingly. But the Mex
an regards the coup de grace as the
sme of the chase. An elk will yield
>venty-five to twenty-five pounds of
Jow. It is largely used by the
mcheros for cooking purposes be
mse of its superior whiteness, hard
ess and delicate taste. It commands
good price in the market, as does
ie hide._____ ___
Largest Elevator in the World.
The largest grain elevator in the
orld was built at Minneapolis Junc
on in 1886. The main building is
36 feet long, 92 feet wide, and 175
set high. Its storing capacity is
000,000 bushels of grain, says the
'hiladephia Press. During its can
bruction the carpenters and joiners
sed 12,500,000 feet of lumber of all
inds, besides 32 carloads of nails.
'hese nails filled 10,000 common nail
egs, and best calculators say that
ere were but little short of 50,000,
DO of them driven into the immenso
Each farm needs a special system
f farming to a certain extent, as the
Ly of the land, the texture of the
1, the c'~nposition of the soil, and
be climate are points to be con
dered; but no farmer is correct in
hering too closely to old methods.
'ests and experiments should be
iade each year in order to determine
e full capacity of the farm for pro
acing those crops that will prove
p~ rofitable if grown upon it.
A W.sE FOR s7!Ml'LTr.
Witherby-"You haven't seen my
ew boy, have you? They say he takes
fer his father."
Plankington-"If he takes the same
king his father takes, I'm sorry for
im - mn"-.-nctroit Free Press.
DRESS WITH SCALLOPED CAPE FOR GIRLS OF 6-8 YEARS, AND
DRESS WITH TUNIQUE FORl GIRLS OF 10-12 YEARS.
EVENING DEEES IN PRINCESS STYLE FOR ELDERLY
The Eskimo's Stomach. r H i h ~tHCud
The stomach of the Eskimo must be rte salsoryn
wonder. The grinding arrartdngementshusla
f a fertilizei- factory would die of 'aso i ieh etaotAi
verwork if! compelled to perform the dotnghecsruioofod
abors marked out for the Eskimo's jdsIisiklthths rte
aterior. Bear, walrus, and whale ia oegetIjsiet ehs
eat, eider duok, alive or very dead-- h. odubteolgnlma
nything and everything goes. A tray- wsifaoofgdrasbtht
ui of entrails, still warm with animal w] o lotAitcLgsaue
et with a bowl of coagulated blood ftoedyMa hynthv
followed by putrid fish for second and enmcsuhbdsaswge
hird courses, would scarcely be con- nwdyAdWacnagod
idered a first-class layout by a guest uitCizndwthaListueo
t a metropolitau hotel, and yet it is
robable that among the fashionablethpestWaLgiltecud
astronomic fripperies the gentleberfmd nterifsceo08
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