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Cledjliness Rules and Some Creatures
Wash Each Other.
Most animals love cleanliness. We
have all seen sparrows fill their feath.
ero with dust and then shake them
selves until they are clean. This is
one of their ways of waohing. And
we have all watched the cat lick her.
self till she is spotless and shining.
For her toilet the cat makes use of her
tongue, tail and her pa's. A cat's
tongue Is rough, having all over it tiny
horny 1)apillao that are directed in.
ward. Pussy brushes herself all over
.with her tongue, using the hai'd rougi
pads under her paws upon those parts
that are beyond the reach of her
tongue. 1eir clwa she uses as a comb
to take taiglies and matted foreign
substances out of her fur. She also
picks her teeth with her claws.
The cat uses the pads of her feet like
a sponge, moistening themt with sa
liva and passing them repeatedly over
her head and face. Finally, to con
plete her toilet, she gives herself a few
whisks with her tail.
Sone animals wash each other. Con.
dors, vultures and eagles after a feast
of carrion fly to the nearest water and
splash about in it until their feathers
are clean. The care that animals
which live together in communities
take to keel) their homes clean is as
tonishing and is well seen in the nests
of moles and especially among the bees
and ants.-New York World.
SAFETY FROM. FIRE.
A Method For Inuring Escape From
a Crowded Building.
In discussing the best means of emp
tying a loft or factory building of its
occupants in time of fire or panic, L
F. J. Porter, expert on safety from fire
and known as the father of the fire
drill, points out a method for solving
the escape from a crowded building.
This method is a fre wall so arrang
ed on a building as practically to bisect
it. This wall must be continuous from
cellar to roof and be provided with
doorways on each floor, closed by auto
mnatic fire doors. The building must be
designed with two sets of egress facili
ties of ample proportions, one set locat
ed on each side of the wall accessible
from each floor.
No fire Is at all likely to occur on
both sides of this fire wall simultane
ously. unless it is of incendiary origin.
Should a tire occur the alarm sounds,
and the occupants of the building on
the side where the fire is merely have
to pass through them and be perfectly
A fire drill will empty either side of
a building so equipped, no matter how
many stories high, in a minute. The
refugees remain in the safe side of the
building until the fire has been put out,
or they may at any time without haste
use the egress facilities provided there,
which would be free from smoke or
fire.-St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Just Why We Sneeze.
Sneezing may be due to one of a
number of causes. A bright light will
cause iany people to sneeze, as also
the pollen of certain plants. while thete
are few people but will sneeze in the
presence of dust. When you have a
cold the sneezling is due to an attempt
by nature to cure you. She is- trying
to inake you sneeze for the same pur
pose that she wants you to shiver-to
generate heat for warming the blood
and pirevnting you from taking more
cold-to help relieve the cold you have.
For one dlos not sneeze with his nose,
but wvith the on~tire body. During the
act every muscie of' the body gIves a
jumiip, as it were, it goes into a sort of
spasm that warms the entire system.L
\New York American.
Forgot Her Sister.
A Wolna~n lr')in i a1 smal town. in thle
city to (10 somet shopp)Ilig. 51tepped( up
to a clerk at the hosIery 'on ter in
one0 of thle deparutmentcat st4&res.
''Say,'' slhe said, "I want 1o get two
pairs of' stockings like may sIster from
Kentiueky bought here last A ugust"
'i don't know your sIster, and
proba bly w~ould not remiembier what
she bought, even if I were acquainted
with her," e'xphli~tnd the clerk,
"You munst remiembher my13 sister," in.
Sisted the ('ustomner. "Shte is a little,
heavy sel woman."-Indianapolis News
The Duke's Walk.
"To meet one in the duke's w'ialle,"
This is an invitatIon to fight a duel.
In the vicinity of Ilolyrood house,
Scotland, there Is a place called the
, uke's walk, so called from its being
,e favorite promneniade of th9 Duko
of Vo,-k, afieti'td FRing 3aines 11.
This walk is saidl to hiave bceen the
comtiiuli rende'zvou~s for settling affairs
of hoper, as the sIte of the British
mnuseum was in IEngland,
"Why are you so crazy to take mud
baths? Tihere's nothIng the matter
"It's tbis way, doctor, I was brought
uip in a lace collar and a lFauntleroy
suit. And I always vowed that I
wontfd get mty aore of pllayhig in the
mud1( some1 day"-- Louiisv ilo Clourer
it 19ade aDifrn.
"flliffers' is always tall~li n aout'his
lovei 'for ihe plaini people."
"Well, the other (lay somebody called
his daulghiter plain, and he was hotter
titan a red headed hornet."-Cleveland
Curious 6iti Custom.
In Pern It as'bnce tho 'custom for
'domosic e vatdts to have t wo of their
upper frocnt i'euth extracted, Their ab
These Deadly Weapons Fire Some 700
Bullets a Minute.
Thle machine gun, which pours forth
a direct hail of small callber bullets, is
one of the deadliest weapons of mod.
Froin 'the clumsy Gatling gun hats
come the modern "autoulatic," mount
ed on a light tripod, and weighing less
than forty pounds. All the armies use
these guns, which. although they vary
somewhat in type. are essentially alike
in their mechanism and in their efree.
In- tho lienet-Mercle auiitomatic ma.
chino gun of .ite French army a metal
feed strip, or cll. that contains thirty
ordinary army ritle eartridges is in
serted in a slot on the right shle of thu
gun. As the trigger is pulled the bolt
mechaism is released and. guiled by
the main firin:. spring, ushos a car
tridge into tho rifle chamber.
' The instant the cartridge is in place
the breech mechanism locks and the
charge is exploded. On its way through
the rifle barrel, a little of the gas from
the exploded powder is diverted through
a hole in the side of the barrel, and so
acts on a piston as to force the bolt
mechanisma back and to compress the
In returning, the bolt mechanism
pulls the empty shell from the chain
ber and throws it out below, so that
it does not interfere with the new
cartridge that is now forced in from
The mechanism is so perfect that the
operation described takes place in a
small fraction -of a second, and the
bullets *issue from the mouth of this
deadly weapon at the rate of seven
hundred a minute.-Youth's Com
Origin of Starch From Corn and of
How to make starch from corn
(maize) was discovered accidentally by
Thomas Kingsford, a mechanic. One
day he threw a mess of cornmeal mush
into a garbage pall. His wife emptied
some lye into the same pall, and in the
morning when he emptied the pail he
was astonished to find a small quan
tity of starch at the bottom.
Thomas Bolsover, a Sheffleld me
chanie, was mending the handle of a
knife made of copper and silver. He
saw these metals fuse together and the
idea of silver plating was born in his
mind. He laid a thin plate of silver
on a heavier one of copper and heated
them till the edge of the silver began
to melt. He took them from the fire,
let them cool slightly, then rolled and
hammered them' to the desired thick
ness. This was the oright of "Shefield
plate," all of which was made in this
way until electroplating was invented.
Cornelius Dubbel left a bottle of
aqua regia (a mixture of nitric and
muriatic acids) on a shelf. It fell over,
the acid ran down over a window and
dropped into -a bottle containing an
extract of cochineal This turned to -a
vivid scarlet. Dubbel found that the
acid had dissolved some of the tin of
the window casing and the combina
tion had produced the new color. A
few experiments added the most bril
liant color to the list of dyes.
The accident by which Roentgen dis.
covered the X ra's Is too recent to
need repeating now.-New York World.
It was nlever a hlapply day for Sam
my's painstaking falther whlen lhis
young hopefuil's schoo0l report arlrived.
As for Sammy himself-well, lhe was
Th'le n wfui day3 had1( comie on1ce more,
andt father wa'zs ini tile lowest dlepthls of
"Sammy3, Sammiity," lhe gr'oaneld, "why
i. it t hat you are at the bottom of your
class a gain ?"
"Whlat does it matter, fatther, whleth
er 1 am1 att the toip or tile h)ottom?"
(lueried thlat wise youth. "They teaich
tihe sameI alt both endus, vou kniow."
afrw To Give Quinine To Children,
PEtfR1ILINJs is thaetrade-manrk naone given to on
improved Quinine. It is a Tastelehs Syrup, plea
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
c'tidren take it and never know it in Quinine.
M!so especially adapted to aduits wvho cannot
*take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervounness nor ringing in the head. Try
It the next time you need Qnn f.os...,.,.
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D.-Fot-est or ccelratr pelnl [asoline filler,
10.-Tail lights, with l'ense brackets
attached. 7.-Improved steering gear; spark and
1.-Gasoline tank located under dash cowl throttle control on quadrant under
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