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H p 12 TJIH INTKK-.MOUNTAIN lAKMhll AM) RANCHMAN, TUESDAY AlOKNiyG, TEnRUAKY 25, 1002.
I 111! III 1 Wireless Telephony, s Thn tery nemo of nchb lenient In tin ' irnnsrr lesion of messages would seem 1o hac been reached In Iho wireless telephone s)stom which linn neeiitly s-S-S-S-S-yj , been developed hy 1'rof. A. l'rederltk H ' Collins nn eh etrlcnl engineer residing sLB e In Philadelphia Spoken words nre ! transmitted Croat distances thioiiRh the ground without tho use of u con- E . reeling wltc, nnd In accordance with i H , plnn tolnlly different from Hint of tho Hj Mnrronl Mrm 01 wireless 1cloRinTh Hj ! The Collins ststem simply liiKoii nl- H I inntnge of tho rut that theie ore iint- ur.il rli rlri ,i curecnts In evidence H nllghtly bcten thu eurfaio of the pntth Hj nt any point Hint mny ho sole, toil niul 1 liy thin Intention currants of this ehar- B neter are utilized to cause n Ihnv of H electricity between two Instruments H stationed above the surface of th B earth. Tho only undorRi mind meih in- t Ism employed .ousmts of small zlne- j wire screens, whi. h nip hurled In shiil- H low holes, ono at the sending station H and tin nthor at tho receiving station. Above thenn am tripods supporting tho j transmitting and receiving nppurulus, H such an la emplnted In ordinary tele- j phony, n wire kffnidlng connection In H rnrh case tvllli the hurled sciern Whpn the electricity fioin u storage battery H In turiipil on, pound of all kind may H ho Kent thmugh tho transmitter, and H heard, In ninny instances, oven more H distinctly thin weie n legulnr oter- H head telephone omplo)od H Thn Collins Invention In Hit simplest H . form It adapted to Rending a messugo H I but one way Hint In, It In not possible M I to ullllrn a receiver an a tinnKiiillter H (J and reply to n messago received, but H yi tho transmitter nnd ro'cltor nre endi H g equipped with an annex for perform- H i) lie tho npponlte funcllnn, no that to all H ( lntent and ptirpoo thin new telephone l in not different front the Inntriimentn H nlready In line - Wnlilun I'uniett, In 1 Jlnrpcr'n for I'ehrtiiiry. H It j St The National Debt of Japan. H ML Vanufuml Hnwalil, Ketietnry of the H il fliuncp drpartiiitul of Jnpuli. ulven In H V the rebruaiy Nmth American ltelew B mi nceounl of the present condlilon of pB ' "The National Debt or Jnpnu," ami i or the nucenle ntiihen or Itn dcc!op- ,f ment Mr KauaVi thun dencrlben I ho Inception of Die debt HHh x "Prior to tho retitomiloii there ex- H h l'ed In the lounlry nevernl hundied 'if feudal prince", who eno)ed nbnolule S power oer their prolncen The nn temn of admtnlnttnllon were more or W f I lens IrreBiilnr and differed fiom one nn- other Thin uas especlnlly nollienble J) In the mitlrr of tin nice When a i I prince hid u dellclt nnd could pot meet f.'j It In the nrdlnnry uay, he imunlly bur- vJ rowed the money lequlied from vj Meillliy merrhnnlM mid Rae them 1 notes In exihaiiKp. Thene not cm neie i letral tender only In the ienpertlp .. pi1" luces where they neie Ixnued, and !i) made n considerable nKRreRnte nmniint. I Koon after thn lentorallon, the Imperial f ! novel nmrnt took oei all Itabillllen ' contracted by thn prlnen, nml pro- t"! mulunted 'the New and Old I,om Art1 ; of 1V Tho bonds thus authorized fj -wero Riven to thene incichantn who i had advanced money to the prlncen, fi'. Tho bondn carried Inteieat at 4 per cent Jj nnd ucic rrdcemabln by twenty-two rJ annual drawlnirn, lommeneliii; In tho fourth je.ir after their Insue," H H Unseen. H "And where Is OodT" Hie Doubter asked. H "I do not see lllm nnvwhere llehlnd what rreoluro In lie m isked, W In sea, on riirth, In clouds, la ulrr' H "Where, nro the lolets?" nsked tho H ,"! do not see them, 3ct I know, Allhooeh thn winds nro blowliiR wild, B The) nre nllwi beneath the snow" n Mauri. ,! rrancli Ksan, In Donnhoe'n w Masarlne H Wliat I)o Our School Boys IlendP H Doen tho nchool boy of Inday know V nuythlni; or I.uuRfellow, lloliuen Whit- tier. Jumps lturnell Inwell, and I'ltz- h Greene llulleck, whoao inirtiiH liln rath- V r. or cen hla elder brother, can still icclte? Ho Is such a superior jouni; W j.erson that wo hesitate to iiunstlnn him I ns to wlint he really knows and what I lio hnn put behind him as beloiiKliiK to HI u past age. Ono often wonders whetli- n it ho luiH abandoned the hublt of ipml- V inK CM-rMhlnt, except thn current perl- ndlcnls nnd popular novels. If tho worthies Just menlloned and others of I the'r day Inno been lild on tho Mielf. hn far as educational purposes aro lou- f cerned, who are their successors' Tho modern school education Is umiuentlon- I tibly n Ereat advancement ner that or H t rcn twent enrn ago, el Is It not H IKisnlble that In some wajn Itn nttlludo f Ik a trlllo too Iconoclastic " (.'onnerxn- g tlsm and cllnithm to tradition nro In H their way excellent habits for a (mn- v merclnl people nnd no should bo soiry g to see tho boy of todiy grow up enllie n t, ly Icnorant of all those thlnns which H moke fniRrant the memnrliY. or our nwn school dnjs llniper's Weekly. B Inspiration'? Fiery Ending-. H While lamplnR In thu Adliomlacks H last summer l'erclc V, llnrt (niitlinr H I or "The Aliraendnbra Afrnlr." In the H Tehrunry numbor of I.lpplnroll'n Mug. mine), had an Inspiration reRaidiiiR n unique short story, lint found himself I Apparently helpless to utllko the lleet- !! Ins thoiiRht Tho enmp wns ten miles from dvlllintlon, nnd, while ireaturc lomfortn weic nbuudnnt the supply or paper wan limited to bundle wiap. , roin, and one. slump of u lead imnell i uas tho only llteinry tool In the out- lit. Hut where there's a will theie's a M t -nay, Tho happy thought came to strip nrr strips of Inik from the Krneeful ; lilrch tree (pcn as another lllnnnthn) J nnd utilize this romantic material This f was ddne. nnd all went well for a M number of nonntldo homs nnd moonlit M anlnutes snatched from rleop. The J I, ntory Rrew until the pile of scribbled H ji Imrk sheets uikiii the mnnlrl shelf was j nn thick as n )onderoun dictionary. An- m ' other pllo of vlruln sheets lay beside. Mj nil ready for the fast wnnlnR stub of M n pencil HftuinliiB Into nt nlpht from M . n dn'a llshlne, a theory los Hie on the m hearth Kreeted tho sportsmen Hut M 1 what's this? The bailt scredH roiio m 'j) iind onlv tho virgin heap icinilnlni;! m t Make lire ' explained tho Trench- i Canadian trulde. "Hark cood make m flro. an' only use dirty piece." And his U jnanner nnd cxplanutlon worn Ixith su m 5. open nnd slnceto (tint no man could B ' Jiavd-the heart to cavil H Marvelous Jewels. "Tho three families of enormous 1 wealth thit, with tho addition of tho Itnekefellers, constitute tho most widely Icnown of American multl-nillllnnalres, - do not howeVir. inononnllse the splen I, did Jewelry owned In the motmnolls, . 1 "ut It would bo weailsome to name . frileco by pic. e. the Reins of cn n few ' of tho remiilnlnit hundreds of wcli 1 1, known society women In New mk's 1 most excluhlvo society. flUmliur has t tlly around the elrtle, ono In forced to ) recall, nevertlmlens, such iiu.ilnt or , costly nn1 beaitlful blis of bijouteile Hi on Stra. T. Hutfern Tallei'n diamond B. chrysanthem sometimes fetchlnRly It IB worn at her i ouldoi Mis Holmont V Tiffany's point laco fans, ono studded A with vailous Jewels, the stlilt of iho tl other bearing her Initials set in din IS monds Mis. Oeorgo AV. Vandeibllt'a ,1 jietklaro or ono hundied and (evenly diamonds, Mis. Fiederlck W Vander 1 MU'a dltmond-bodled und ruby-pyed I J (.erpent that liair-enclrelci Its owner: 1 A Mrs. CHienre If, Mackny's sapphire. 1 Hie most perfect and beaiitirul known 1.3 a the world, and Airs. O. JI, Uelmont's hi. f tieimrrw hei strlnic of pearls, nnie worn lit Mnib Antolnptte, and an .it 1 lUhHmlneb ttnigpoui, . 'iuln of dliinmniH setin nnd a half net In length formerly owned b the Pi pnsn Cntherlne of Itussla The nrl J.welry of Mrs I'eiry llilmnnl, foinieily Mrs Henry Hloane, Is the inot lontls and beautiful In Amerlia, und the Jewels of her niece, Mrs .In men Aheicromble llurdeu, me noted for their splendor nnd blsainrle '-I'rnnk S. Arnelt In Alnslee's The rounding of New Orleans. Jesn IlnpUstn I.e Mnyne Weur de tlleiitille one of Iho first KuropNins to explore the Mississippi, wns the founder of New Orleans nnd his exploit Is de scribe.) In the iirthle on IxiulslHnu In the 'Hlorv of Hie Blntes" serlen In the rehiuary le irsons Htcn before he become itw.ue nf the designs of the HnnTllsli on the territory whlih ho win fxpl.nliiK Illentllle had sole, ted a site for the Hit ulil. h Inn Imagination had pnrlrnted in the Hngllnh Intruder. On the .ns. enl or land a hundred miles abote Hie irinulh of Hip rlter. between II and the broad lake inlled I'nnti Inr tinln, sn name,! In honor or one of Louis XIV s Ministers, whhh Is leilly an aim of Hie (lillf he fi.rpsaw a illy which wns to bp made gust by the Breatnens of Hie rlter lie was niix loun to follow nil Ihe llrnt advalitngn Hut I1I1 fhiewdnesB hud (,'slned by pl.inllng n settlement on this favorable site as soon as possible He tlslled the spot often In the yenit, Hut rnllownl can fullv 1 stlmaled Us advantages, nnd reported Hum In his suiH.rlnis Tho I'ipiiih riMvernment considered that It hill nrr.ilrs mnie weighty than the eslabllshment of new towns In the Weslern wilds oiling for lis attention In Kiirope at tint moment It wan not until tho innlrnl of the legion hid lifpn turned oter to the Mlsnlnslpl company Hint Illentllle w i enabled to carry out his cherished plan Then In 171H ho wns nppnlntcd Coteinnr of liulsl inn, mid was commls'd.incl to lay out a town A shipload of lulonlnts and supplies weie sent out to istuhllsh Ihe new set tlemint lllontlllu haslomd In bin fa wned slip on the Mississippi mid I lid tho found itlniw nf the future illy, whhh ho 11 mud In honor of tho He Rcnt of Triune, New oilcans. Ills Qualifications. ('It II Sort Ice Commissioner Alexan der T Mason lells this story llluntrntlto of the deep wlndoui und iini.ms.dnui hiiinoi of Mima nf Ihe npplliantn for imsllloim In the munliliuil sort Ice. "A man who wished to betoine n po liceman wns nsked, 'Wlnl hip our nuallllcatlons for this position'' "'I hatp as uiiiili right In Iho place ns no othet man,' wan the reply "'Do oii use Intoxliallng liquors?' elhllul Hip replj, 'Not to success.'" Nt w York Times Woarei's Influence on riowers. "1 am one or those persons," slid a ouiir woman, 'upon whom (lowers will Inst 1 long time hut I llnd that thej will Inst 111111I1 longer when I am well I hnn wIkii I am ill Thin morning, for Instance, 1 got a humh or Unlets, and nlienil) thet are dm. I ou see It In because 1 halo been reeling 'drngged out.' My Mtnlllj has been low Heme tho tlolets surfcred. In pleasant weather, when I am particularly strong and tlgoroiis, I rnn wear n tuinih of tlolels for three ds. Why It Is that llowein upon some persons wilt nnd up on other tlourlsh no one known nnd no one knows, cither, why the health of the one wearing them nfficls tho dell calo blooms These things nie true, though, ns any lot or of llowcrs will tell oil." Philadelphia Itecord. Is Santos's All ship Successful? Pnntos-Dunmnt has been sailing around with his airship iir-iIii, nnd now ho pioixiscs lo ciois Ihe Mediterranean Pretty smn JI Santos will get himself killed This we do not want He In too talualileacltlxen of Iho world for us to let him go now V( t Is he on Ihe right trnik nrter all' Prof. I.angley of the Sinltlisniiliii Institution at Washington long iiru laid down the correefptlnil ples for aerial tntlgiillnu nnd. moie mer. built an ulrshlp to proto them A Mill Is not lighter thnn the air. Ilko Santos s balloon Tho bird diops quick ly enough when It Is shot. When It goes soaring tho ompjrenii It thrown out no ballast It keeps nlloat because It Is In motion. A bkjilo keeps Us tlder upright for the same reason The only possible way u praUloablo airship can otcr bo nude Is to drlte It rust tnniigli to suppoit he.ny tessel, Tho leslstntup of tho air Imrenses oiy lapldlj- , win, t,o squaie of Iho "pood, sulllclent plot It), and with n p of planes outstictched on ilthor side o nffonl a greiter surfaie, Iho "Deir bland" or Ihe "Ocennle" could snll no air as well as the sens A sulllclent moth o force Is nil Hint Is needed And nt such a speetl sifih n ship would go through n huriliano or a. tornado ns It now goes through u big wate, nnd pay no attention to it And It woull sKiu tho Atlantic between do break nnd dusk. Sin h a tessel Is suioP coming. There ine many dltll cultles In tho wny, mnnj hard problems to nolle It could only be started and stopiiod In the watpr Piobahl) for a long tlnio lo i nine Inland mitigation of tho oh Is Impossible, sute for long oteiland IllRhls 01 whom there nre sulllclent stretchea of water to allow a tessel to nine to rent fiom n torrlllo s.eed easily and without a Jar Hut the d.o of lake and mean Rolng craft need tut be or distant. A haul bended engineer with money and Im agination could ptohibly build a boat Hint (Oiild cioss the Atlantic within a cnr It woull mean but an nssonibllm; of material and mnchlneiy whlih nl ieid exist. Any ono who wants to trj will llnd In the aichltes of Iho Ilerlln society for alr-toMiglng n solid acui muliilli.n of all tho innthoiniitlc nnd cxperlnmiPil data niHpusaiy to begin the work of nitual ronslrmtlon, ns well as niiiij tnluable plans and sugges tions. The worl; done by this excellent society Is ilurnctcrlnllcnllj ileimnn, nnd It Is wmth something It Is a foundation Santos. Dunmut no doubt has alieady considered thin Perhaps he would do well to consider It further before It Is loo late for him to consider anything on enrth-Hotpot's Weekly. Identifying; tho Species. l.otd Justice Mathews of Hngland Is a man of suth mild and kindly oMeilor, with such itentl oke and m.intiet, that almot Intarlablj he gltes the Imptes slun of being a simple country gentle man lather than an expert and juo round law j or. i This was etldently the Idea of a pro. resslonal sellei of palmed bltds, who some eois ngh nut him In tho nelgh linilinoil of the law rourts, nnd. exhibit ing one or hts birds, s.ko.1 him ir lie could tell to what spot les It belonged Ihe Judge stopped, examined the blid with great care, pretended to adnilie I tin giuiilj plumnge, examined It again and Han lomaiked "I do not think I hate oter seen a bird exa tly like this, hut Judging rrnrn tho old proteili that lllrds of a f.-alhtr fli k together' 1 should It was u Jallblrl iouth's Companion Orent Woik by n Blind Man, Willi i ii llilnkmiu. tin Kokniun blind mail, who two joins ago married Jennls I.amh who, besides being blind. Is to lull) I ni,iled, has disarmed hWciltlcs who liinlstt! that he had his hands full In taking i. no of hlmneir without as sumlng more buulens In two teats Ilrlnkman, unaided b charily has paid lor a home nnd Iniprnted It to a present worth of jsnn. 'Ihe blind man hnn sold 3SW pounds of peanuls und ji,000 pop. in lm I "ifl i lie ulngilu moinli lie II il 1 Mil line the rood to Hie mouth of Hie h lpl l w lf h rolls tlu P' anut ronsier down town, leturnlng home at noon and night for tho otliei menls lie does all the housekeeping, liesldes that he tunes plnnos, lejiatis clocks and or gans. Kecently he took an oignn of 420 pieces apnit, i leaned It and had It lo gons r and playing on It In four holiin lie dei linen nil offers of charity. A shoit time ago Mr Htlnkman etformed the peilloun feat of limbing the court hotlne tower nnd lepairlng the town ilmk, when ix pelts bad fnlled. Mr. and Mis Htlnkman beiame siqtiulmed at tho Stale blind si hool, und with them It wns n u.s" of lute at Hist sight," as both expiesned It. Bt. 1-outs Olobe Democrat. The Oood-Naturcd Man. Itere'n to the mall who has nothing to do, Ho tluitbis mid chuckles tin busy day tin nigh lie tethers vmr work and hinders your nap, Anil If you get nngrv, ho cares not a rap Hi likes to come 'round In n casual way. With nothing lo do and with nothing to Sit). Ho tells toil the niory you don't wnnt to bear, Ho lolls votl the news Hint rails flat on our ear- I'or lime that Is preolous hns ruthlessly fled. And the family Is waiting at home to he rn! You wish film all Joy that a lifetime eon Hut )iu'wlsli that ho wouldn't mako imiry wllh )ou And he goes on his v.ny with a look of regret. When vour work has been spoiled nnd our ptsns are upset, And iieciuise )ou r unmoted by his hu morous prank Ho snts It's a pity thnt )ou're such n irnnk -Washington mar. Dormant Money, A good deal or money beeomes dor mint tliinugli tho carelessness or for Kdfulness of Hip owners. When Mr. Hose hen's Conterslon and IledempHon Hchemo of 1RR7 lame Into nperallon. Hie II ink of Hnglnnd nntlilod f.s.OOfl holders of coiisoln Hint their 3 per cents weie no longer 1 per cents. No rewcr than it mm letters railed to reach the stnrkholddH In whom they wmp nd diessed, the people wero dead, and their lelatltes weie unknown One person who lould not be round held consols nmounllug lo upward or (lS7.r.'n, nnd otei foitv liossessed 10000 each, nnd Ibis money lwnlts lawful ownership A tery singul u case of a stockholder h forgetrulness led In a suit In chancery some )uirs ngo A Inly who hid at l.ilued Ihe tenernhle ngo or lis died at Mnrsollles. I'or years she had prae tlcnlly llted on money bortowed rrom hei relatltes undei the Impiosslon that she iNisspssed no menus of her own. only after she hid died It trnneplred that n sum of tlhSMO was stnndlng In her name In the funds nnd also 20 0oi) of aecutnulated dltlduuds Chambcta'a Journal. Not a Crustacean. Cholly (lo llltle Wlllle)-Hnw would jmt Ilko to go homo wllh mo, my llttlo l.lltle Willie No; 'cause you lite un der water. Cholly Oood gracious, child, what put Hint In )nur hend7 Utile Willie Why, sister says you nre a lobster. Mexican Restaurants. The fur of iniouiiteiitig unthlrg hut "Mexican rllll rnoklrg" south or the liln Hinn.le Is doubtless ono thing that bus contributed lo delay the tlslts of a Rood many who deslie o see this In Iciestlng old country. It need not The iitcmgo tratcler will sec few typical Mexlcnn dishes unless he goes Into Iho Interior aw ay from innln troteled loads Many of the lpst lestniirnnts In Mexlui nip riench. but tho eooklng of the country generally does not differ fiom American methods of pri paring rood nenrly ns much is Is popular!) sup IHiseilnbinad rrujts and tegelahlen are found hero lhat nro not known on Nnithein tables, nnd n few hlRhly-sen-soned dishes are sorted that are greatlv ellshed by Inith natltes ami nctllmated fotelgners, but tho stnple urtlcles, suth ns toasts, fowls, steaks, tleh and the well-known tegetnbles, nro nil cooked In mio h Iho same way that they nro in tho Pulled Slates Allowances must necessnrlly bo mndo for quality In many places, but In nil the latRor cities of Mexico ery rail restaurants ure to be found. Many of' them serte pxipIIpiU ineaN nt tery iiMsonable prices Most of the popular ipstaurants In Hip i ipllnl serto din ners or suppers, which nre tery much nllke. for 7'i icnts In Mexluin alitor, and miliar bo.ud, with thriv menls a day, for 1il a mouth The nionls arc, ns a nile, abuudiiit and cry Rood, consid ering the prices charged I'or n little more Hum tl In Amerli-nn money tnblo d bote meals inn nlwii)s be found nt the best I'lenrh restaurants thnt aro very Rood nnd that will satlsf) all but tho most fastidious. -Iluffnlo Impress. Indians Abhor Triplets. Prof W J Me Ceo of tho bureau of ethnology tells a pood story of his last trip lo the land of tho Serls. tho most iiniiRornus or all .Mexican tribes. l.. was learning Ho words denoting rela tionship, such ns mother, rnthev, then went on to child and bib) He seemed the correct word ror baby In tho Serl tongue, and nlso ror twins, but when he asked ror tho one moan Inn triplets a sudden ihatige rinio oter the extensive group sitrioundlng him. Htery man, woman nnd thlld solemnly arose nnd, turning their bnek on him, wnlked nwn). He then leitned that tho ap pearance of tilplots In n family was, among theso Indians a crime punish able with denth to tho father, mother and ninnv or tho family, and that tho mere mention of sueh a heinous otfenso eould not be tolerated In pollto noiiety Washington Star. lie Wns Itepald. U n cot tain ball In tho country the other p online a gentleman undertook to tnirmluie a companion to n nung lut nunewhat stout lady who seemed to be pining for n daiicn "No thnnkv, old fellow; I don't car to w,iiu with a i art. ' A "carl" Is uiulci stood In tho dlstrlrt refeirpil to as a paituer who does not do her share of tho dancing, but hns to be drawn round, A few etenlngs later the samp joung I.Kly. who had oterhenrd Hie conversa tion, beheld the oung nun seeking nn Intioductlon and askimr if he mi(-t.i intioductlon and asking If ho mlRht hate the honni, etc. "No, thank )ou." sho teplled, "I may bo a enrt. but I nm not a donkcy-uirt," -London Tll-lllts. Blood Test of Ouilt. An instance of the ptetalenee of su pcislliinu iimong the better class of Chi nese eten In lairopennlzod communi ties, Is supplied b a leeent Hlal before the mixed court nt Shanghai, Mngistrate Chang sitting An i:itgllh nssissoi was pieseut und i-ounsel appealed on both sides The ease wns one In which a nn tlte deteitlte was necuseil of abducting n girl beliotheil to nnothei man The ciuestion bifoie the maglsttale in de i Ide wns whether the accused should be uitalgned on a iltll or il cilmlnal chaiRO All the witnesses, eten the girl her self, and her mother, deolaied that Iho man had malt, pa ted hei Hut Mngls liate Chung was of unother opinion, and ho loninianded that the mot hei be beat en In order to extract the confession lie una sun. she was withholding This wan rutlle or rourse, ns the poor wo man had nothing to ennress Then tho at i used man, who was nlread) on his knees took oalh In Chinese rnshlon by breaking n saucer. Most solemnly he protested that his relations with the girl lnd been ptopcr Still the niaglstinte wns not satlslled and he demanded nil other leit The girl's roiellnii was first cut und the blood tlit'iefrom allotted j drop Into n bowl of water protldcd b) the i our' Toe detn tlte s finger was n xt cut and the same proceeding enr rled out The magistrate then held that as the blood mixed tho detective was guilty, nnd letnnnded him for tilalbe fnre Iho court on a crlmlnul charge. New York Sun. A rrogresslvo Rajah. Ills Highness, the il.ijnh of Cochin Is renlly wonderfully piogresslto. The otllilul Uamtc of the Cochin Mate gltes notice that the do uments bearing the HaJsh's sign manual, such ns sanction or legislative enactments, sanction of expenditute, lcusen of State lands, etc.. which hate hcieloforj been written on I aim leates, will hcmeloith be written on hand-made paper Madras Mall. Bogs Were Too Zealous. M l.eplne the Purls Piefect of Police, Is undoubtedly one of the most Ingenious hlefs the rones of law and older In the capital hate had for man) a day Dur ing the cxpnsltou he oiganlised a river bilgude of police, whose duty It was to patiol the Seine, keep an e)o on the Iloatlng population on the barges, and ileur away the tngnbond population that gcnemlly hangs around the banks of the titer. On out or two octuslons, howeter, the titer police failed to protlde themseltcs as expet swlmmets us wns deslmble, so the Piefect resolved to relnfoite them with tialned Newfoundland dogs. The Hist experiment pun oil that the four footed life-sdteis ttete only too enthusl .istlo nbout their dutlis. A lay figure w.is thiown into the rlter nnd two of the dos sent after It. They got hold of It and easily hrought It to tho bank. Hut here the trouble began. Uach wanted to hnto the honor of bringing It iislmto nnd tho result was n struggle for possession, In tho tourte of which the unfortunate lay figure was torn to pieces What the result would hate been If the tlctlm had been a living person Is better left to the Imagination. This trial Wing unsatlsractoi), the dogs were withdrawn ror rurther training-. Paris Letter in tondnn Otaphlc Fun With the Bnnk of England. J. Plerpont Morgan Is the hero or an anecdote repealed nt a iccent meeting In the headquarters or the steel trust, nnd If lint npociyphnl, Illustrates a bent or humor hitherto unsuspected In the banker. While In London he tlslted the Hank of Hngland with a large currency note, for which he wished to obtnln gold. The telle r examined the note nnd handed It hick. "You hate not Indorsed It," he said, glad of nn opportunity to occupy an ut lltudc. "Is thin not payable on demand?" asked Mr, Moigan, simulating surprise. "Yes, If Indorsed" haughtily The magnate frowned "I nm tery careful whose notes I indorse," he said, with mock sete-rlt). "Do oii chnlletiEo the Hank of Eng land'" gnsped the clerk, gnrlng ut the bdtnr as upon a blasphemer. ' It ou nro soltent wh) do jou want in) nnme on our paper?' The glnre of suspicion which accom panied the words was too much for the cleik, he stared speechlessly. "Very well," continued the magnate, with tlgor, "wo will let It go lo pro lest " 'Ihe petrified clerk looked alarmed about It, but could offer nothing In le pl) except a mumbled and rldlculnjis ns. surnnce that the bank wns not In dis tress Then Mr. Morgan smiled nnd In dorsed the note. New orlc Times. World'o Greatest Quartette. The four greatest men of today are .Marconi, Hoentgen. Ildlson nnd Carne gie. Celebrated statesmen nnd distin guished soldiers generall) do more hnrm than good. Tho foicmost benefactors of tho race hate boon those who hate fought against nhuse, superstition, Ig nnranie or disease, or hate discolored the means of addln- to tho resources or mankind. Which will hate done more ror hiimnnlty, Mnrennl with his wlieless telcguiphy or Mr. Joseph Chamberlain with his "spirited policy"? Will tho good effects of the war In South Africa be as considerable as the results or the dlscotory or the .-ra)s,' Would It not be wise In muke less or statesmen and soldiers and moro of men of science than wo do' "The ITso nnd Abuse nf Millions" would he an excellent theme for an ar ticle. The forthcoming "billionaire" will hate n unique oppoitimlty fnr Improt lug tho condition of man. He will bo nble to piotldo thoso Inrge sums for public purposes which the stnto ennnot. Ho could elect and endow hospitals, ptesent museums und public parks, is. tnhllsh rteo libraries he could, In met, lcfnrm, enllghteiT, educnto tho cnminu nlty oter tho heads of tho Legislature London Truth. Hallways In China nnd Jnpnn. The present rupld constiuctlon of rail tij)s In China und Japun has brought about soino ulteiiitlon In the manners, customs nnd Mews of tho Inhabitants, but still tialllc regulations and rolling stock hato to tary gieatly from tho American nnd European standards, in order to establish an endurable modus tltendl, Tnei habits of tho Chines" nre so Inde scribably Illthy thnt It Is Impossible to use for white trntelers a carriage which they hato liateled In rurthirmore, the Chinese Insist upon the prltllego of stealing otery metalllo nt other portable object upon which they enn lay their hnnds. 1 ho combina tion nf these two interesting traits or character mako It necessary to conllno the furnltute, eten of the first-class compartments, to plain wooden benches. Not a scrap of leather, brass or any thing else detachable Is to bo seen, I'or whlto passengers there are special coaches, which no Chlnnmin Is allowed to entei. It Is nlmoit Impossible to pie Mtu cheating by both passengers and employes. The Japanese offer less occasion for n?,"iPil.''lm.,,"c",lcr C-Taclty, but they find It dlitlcult to accustom themselves to some features of tho new method of transportation. The) like lo get the worth of their. money, nnd tho speed nf tho tialns less than twenty miles uu '"Ji1,1--1 fl"' ,0 Kr,!t to suit them. The peasants nround Yokohama nie inuili aggrleted because they hato to pay JO sen-lS e ents-ror nn hour's ride. This sum is hair a dn)'B wages and they think they ought to be allowed to rldo hair a day for It - ''? H'l II Hoth men nnd women sit with their ogs linked under them on Iho benches In the cars nnd nn Ihe ground nt the statoiiH. They do not take to the way or the white mnn nf sitting, nnd they hate no use for Heeplng-cnrs, as they can and do sleep n the same character Istlo attitude. -New York Herald. Industrial "Freedom." Now one thing Is definitely proted, hoth by economic science nnd business experience, wiltes Sidney Webb In tho International Monthl) for Februar) If the wages of coinin labor nio left to "supply and demnn nnd ure not In teirered wllh by rnctory law or cffecilto trade unionism, we shall witness no m pioiement in the ptesent conditions of life nf the Ponnsjli unlit miner, the Chi cago sweat-shop hand, the day-laborer on the railroad or the girl eeimstiesses sewing for rirnr life In New York tene ment girrels On the contrary, up shall see these conditions of life generalized oter the whole innge of common labor, male or female We shall llnd wages eieijwhoie foreod down, ror tho ordi nary, common, skilled worker, to their 'iiituinl let el," that Is, to tho baiest subsistence or the human nnlmnl from day to day. With this slnto of things will necessnrlly go tho coiiespondlng life, such ns we see It nliciiely In Ihe Pittsburg or Chicago slum It Is, how. ever, needless to nmpllty the picture To what awful depths of ndiery nnd de. moiallzatlon, b'titnllly and degradation, humanity cjii. under "peifect freedom " elcsiend, wc nre scarcely yet in a posi tion to say Is this to bp the contribu tion to economics In the twentieth cen tury, of tho country of Jefferson nnd Washington" Fortunately for the world, tho United Stntes Is not likely to make this experi ment. The millions of common laboreis howeter poor and degarded the) may he, or may become, nro et citizens and voters ate, inoiooter. the Inheritors, oten If of alien rnc-e, of glorious tradi tions of manhood nnd freedom. That uncontrolled personal power which set erul centuiles of struggle hate displaced from Ihe throne, the castle, and the al tar, Is not likely to bo allowed to rule In tho farm, tho fuctory and the mine. A Syrian Night. Tho night hung over Hebron all her stars, Miraculous processional or flame, Prom the red Is neon or ths planet Mars To thn faint glow of orbs without a name. Tho Jackals held wild orgy 'mong the From slope lo slopo their crlss shrill ec holng. I. Mil wo yeurned for tho sweet peace that fills The home. land talle)s on Ho ctes of spring Aliout us we coutd mark the ollten stir. As the wind rose In frosty puffs und Jets. And far below, from out tho purplo blur, Wo saw uprear tho great mosque's mlnircts. There, cenotapbed for centuries untotd, The bones of Isaac nnd of Joseph la) ; And brnlilered cloths of sllter and of gold Were bouped and draped o'er Abra ham's crumbled clay. Strnnge, ah. how strange this shifting life nnd death! No'er wan the thought more deeply on us borne Than where these patriarchs once drew vital hrcith. Loved ns we lote, nr.d mourned as now we mourn Others will cotuo ns we, and see, nnd pnss. And tnlnly strlto to pierce beyond tho bars Hut mine shall read tho ni)stcry, ulns, 1111 night o'er heaven cease to hang her slnrs! -Clinton Srollard, In March Smart Set. International Marriages. The past few )eors hate witnessed a renlly remarknhle Increase In tho num ber of International manlages In dip lomatic circles, and the preponderance of Ami i lean brides In these alliances has been so maiked ns to piovo Iho subject of much comment nt all the principal courts of the world. This general proferment constitutes prob ably tho strongest testimonial to the nttractlteness of Columbia's daughlets which could possibly be presented, fnr, be It known, a majority of the rorelgn powers expiess to the diplomats In their service the most omphalic ellscoutagc ment of marriages with fair residents of the I'nltcd Hlntes. So formidable is tho objection that any member of tho Herman diplomatic corps who wishes lo w 'd ononf the pieit women of the Ite publlo must llrst secure special permis sion from the Emperor, nnd tills la ery, seldom gt anted. One romnntli young' Teuton diplomat, who dlstcgaided this Injunction soma eais ago was dis missed from the sett Ice and has only recently been reinstated; moreover, ono of the ablest Herman diplomats, who has rendered his fioverpment Invnlu ablesettlce In the far Enst, but wns too Impatient to lead n beautiful American girl to tho altar to wall upon the tardy post between Pekln and Ilerlln, wnn summarily deposed und has never been able to scuie icstorutlon to the cer lce, Criterion. Definitions of Home. Recently London Tlt-Hlls offered a pilze for tho best definition of home. Hero nip some of the answers: Home a tasket containing most pre cious or alt Jewels domestic happiness. Tho blossom or which heat en Is the fruit. A little hollow scoop out of the windy hill nf the world as shekel from Its cares an I vexations. The centiol telegiaph olilte of human iJte. Into which run Innumerable wlies of nfteitloii, miny nf them extending thousands of miles, but neter discon nected rrom Iho ono Rieat terminus. The only place on earth whero tho fnults nnd fallings of humanity nro hid den beneath u mantle of chnrlt) The pi ice wheto ono is tieatod best und Brumbies most. Ownership of Isthmus. Frederic C Penileld. formerly United Stntes diplomatic agent and Consul Genoin! lo Egypt, makes a suggestion In tho Febiuniy number of the Noith American Hot lew, which seems well ...,... iiviirn, l.lllll! ee'i'ius wen worth) of serious consideration "Why Not Own the Panama Isthmus?" he nsks. Comparing tho practicability of the Nicaragua and Panama canal routes, respectively, ho concludes that cteiy circumstance favors tho ucrept unco by tho United States of tho oppor tunity recently ottered It lo pun-huso the rights of the Fre neh company In tho partly conslructcd IMnamainn.il Hut, Mr Pentleld contends, absolute, owner ship of the soli should be a prerequisite to our building a canal we should hnte untrammelled coptro where wo build or manage a iiinal. N w, Colombia Is In n condition of ellre , ed, anl wo could nfford to pay her ul. that her rights In tho Isthmian territory are worth. Sueh a step In practical expansion would be nn achievement wllh lasting good le sults. Annexation to Hie United Stntes would be pleasing to tho people of Pana ma, and It would mean to Iho Isthmus nn administration that would secttio propertt and life nnd equal rights to otery dweller there, nnd to every urer of the cnnal. As It Is, our Ooicrnmont Is pledged by treaty to preserve order on the isthmus. Ml. Pendeld pleads that It Is as necessary for us to control tho country through which our eutinl Is to run as It Is for England to control Egypt. 'The greatest nntcilnl sun ess of Dlsrmll's career was his uctlon In buy ing Ismail's shares In the Suex Cunil company. With continental agents nt Calm rendy to purclmfo the dlsuidlted Khedlte's shnren on the following (iny, Disraeli, without thn formal sanction of his Hot eminent, stepped In ono night and cnptuied the securities by eablo for C4 ono coo England has oter since con trolled the cnnnl. nnd her shnres hate now a market tnlue nf r;o,oao,000. It will be recnlled that nearly otery publle mnn In Orent Hrltnln, Dlsrnell Included, opposed tho building by the Trench of the Suez i-an.il, pooh-poohing tho sug gestion thnt It wns demanded by com metco. or thit It could ever bo rondo to pay. Since Disraeli's, day IIrltls.1i states manship Ins woven nround the country thiottgh which Ihe Sue wnterwa) runs a control umniintlng to colon. al rule Had not the canal nf do Lesseps detel nped Into a convenient short-cut ror Europe to Hrltnln'n llrhest trensute. house, India, England would neter hate gone to Eg)pt with her rltll servants nnd her army of occupation." Tho New Cure for Consumption. Word comes from London, by way of the newspapers, of n new cure for con sumptionthe us of high-tension dee. trl inrrents, SO.WO tnlts or so Tho matter Is exploited In the usual fmh Ion To encourage tho render's Imagi nation, ho Is t run led to graphic- com. pitlsnns of the "nwo-lnsplrlng force" or sonno tolts. It takes only 60.) to run an electric locomotive or u trolley car Oul) 1M.0 tolls are used In the ele, iro unions. Tho Infeiei.io Is that tni, force of snoon must be dieudful it M not One of Tesli's leally solid conlrl 1 ulous to scientific progiess In th.i field was to produce currents of enor mnus tenlo nnd greit rn quen. y or alternation niie' to Phow thai th, so nro hirmless as they pass through the body, A man may allow Teslu cur. rents, as Ihey nxo ial",J the- Wor II over, amounting to hundiei t of tbnu. randnHnd even m Mloi of volts I o flow thtough him and hardly bo uwaro of the fact Indeed where a shock from a thousand toltn mny be fatal If tho quantity be surfli lent, of a million ono may be unconscious, Abote a. mod erate tension" the rut lent becomes less nnd less painful nnd dangerous, the higher the voltage, until with tho electro-magnetlo currents or Incredible frequenc), which we call light, they may act upon eten so sensitive it sur race as the e)o without harm. Har pers Weekly. Aristocrats as Mllkmrn. The milk trade attracts' aristocrats. Lord llaylelgh Is a milkman nnd owns one or the finest businesses In the homo counties Etery morning special trains loaded with cans of milk from his dairy leate the station nt Hatllcld I'oternl for London He owns u herd of oter 1000 cows. The late Lord Ver non had a large dairy form at Sudbury hall, near Derby, and carried on nn ex tensile business. The lite Loid Hamp den stalled and maintained a Inrge es tablishment of this sort at ODnde, which was known ns the "Creameries," and proted highly successful. Not long sgo a Mr Dormer, a nephew of Lord Dormer Is sold to hate Joined tho milk trade. London Express. Tho Bishop nnd tho Maiden, Stories uie often assigned to bishops to ndd to their point nn somewhat In sulllclent etldence, but the truth nnd recent oecurienco or tho rollowlng tale nre touched Tor by tho ennnn of Ely. Tho much-tenernted nnd saintly bishop of Lincoln, Dr. Edwnrd King, Is now ndvnncod in )ears nnd somewhnt In lltm. He had recently been Uniting Hiuirnemouth for his health. sn)s Lon don M A. P. AHer resting one after noon for some time on n seat on the pnrade Tie desired to mote. A kindly hearted little girl of the town was pass ing, and, noticing his dllllculty In ris ing, inn up, s.i)lng, "Oh, let me help )ou " Dr King gate her ono of hln sweet smiles and said. "You're n dear little maiden, but 1 don't think you're sttong enough." "Why, bless )ou, sir," was tho reply, "I'to of ton helped up daddy when ho wns u sight wotse drunk than )ou niel" Why Man Shaves. An English ethnologist hns published nn nrtlele In which he touches! upon the origin of the custom of shnvlng. Ills theory Is thnt the origin of shaving Is to bp round In Ihe primitive custom or painting the body. In more barbar ous times this odd vanity wns every where marked, nnd It may be Hiipposed thnt no painted tribes liked their skin decorations to be hidden Horn Mow by a tell or hair. Again the primitive shntlng tools, like razors of obsidian, preceded any Instrument which could trim their hair neatly, nnd thus the prehistoric artist-hunter, whose beard came to a point nnd whose sporting tactics nre so well shown In his draw ings, knew not the beginning of tho barber's craft. The present English writer thinks It may hate been thoso tnollcn thnt made It necessary for Ids ancestors to shaie both their faces and their heads, considering how Mow ing beards nnd long hair must hato caught In otery bush and bramble as Hip unshaven hunter crawled along the ground This theory Is quite In lino with the historic rnct that Alexander tho Oreat put an end to beards In the Mace Ionian nrmy becnuse Ihey were pulled In battle. The llrst prehistoric man who Joined two metnl razois together Introduced the art of clipping the beard to a point Many hronzo ranirs hate been exhumed In France, and nre at leint nn old as those Slllclin ones with which Sclplo Afrlcnnus set the fashion of shailng In Home, but they nro mod eled probanly on other such Instru ments used In times moro primitive, Chicago News. Obscuro Man's Consolation. Of mo tho great world ne'er hnn heard, tot I In this nm somewhnt blessed, M.t lonely state hns neter stirred l.'nty In nny human breast. And if I ao not feel Inclined ' To strlto some mighty part to play, In this I consolation llnd I stand not In another's way. U I ne'er seek wealth's lofty height. One thing at least I feel nnd know: Itltnls .In not scheme day nnd night To bring nbout ni) oierthrotv. And ir I nm n'f lowly birth, ' And n retiring life nine led, I doubt If there Is on the earth Ono soul that wishes I wero dead. To troke this Brent earth theirs alone. Men bate their days In scheming passed. But we the stubborn fact must own Old mother earth gels nil nt list lloston Olobo. How Governments Tnlk. Up to within recent times dispatches exchanged between tho Department or State and our diplomatic lepreaenta Hies abroad had to be sent by ship, using up much tlmo and rendering tho settlement or International compllca tlonH laboriously slow; hut today tho telegraph makes It posslblo for Mr. Hay to tontcrse at a mnmont'fl notleo with Ids i-jents In all parts of tho world, who nro ns Immediately under his orders and control as If they occu pied so iinny desks In the great olllco building nt tho corner or Seventeenth street and Pennsyltanlu ntenue. Communications of this sort arc not com o) oil In oidlnnry language, how ever, for, ir they were, secrecy would bo out or the question. Nations hato no honorable prejudice against rending one another's leners, nnd thererote a cipher Is nlvvn)s emplo)cd whero nf fnlrs of Importance nro discussed-,i piecnutlon not nlwii)s satlnfactoiy. In asmuch us Euiopenn llotoinmenta maintain regular burenus fnr Ihe pur pose of translating thn ciphers of other nations nnd rendering Into tho rr incular the most prltnlo communica tions. Honor may Im found among thieves, but It Is hardly illscoterablo In lecognlzablo quantities nmong king dotns. Christian Hndc.itor World, Told of Teachers. A )oung girl came Into n public II brnry and asked for a book about worms hecuuse sho hud to teach tho subject the next morning. It wns duly handed to her "I don't want these," she said, "I want the worms that turn Into butterflies." Then sh ndded quite solemnly. "I don't know nnythlng tiliout the subject, but I know tho proper methods of teaching It. Tint In tho im portant thing." And a few da)n ufler wurcl n lllile hoy came Into tho snmo library Willi a penny picture of a cold, flabby, modem (lermun Madonna, nnd said to tho llbiarlin "Will )ou plenno tell mo If this Is beautiful?" Tho li brarian told hlni Hut she thought It hldeoils "Oh, I'm so glad," said tho child. "Teacher gate us each a picture, and told us lo live wllh It until wo could lee nil Its beauty nnd I'vo lived with thin for thioe weeks, nnd Iho moro I look ut It tho homelier It teemu to gut," LI biury Journal. 'Trlneo John" nt tho Coronation. "The gossip ihout Miss Alloc Ilcose telt and the coronation of King Edwnrd calls to mtiul Hint Picsldent Van Unions son intended iho eoionntlon or ijueen Vie lorla," lemniked an old New Worker to an inteivlewci the other day. "I lint In en particularly Inteiested In Iho talk legurdlng Miss Ilnei elt's rnnk should she iiieompnny Mr, and Mis Held. Tho minor Hint she hould go by thn title of 'Princess.' would be worthy of consideration had her father named her as envoy fiom Ibis country An It Is, sho will hnto In be Jitht a plain American Rlrl. When Vnn Union's : son John Van Huron, iittonde.l Victoria' roronitlon, ho was the sieelul embnssi nnd was gt. -ii Hie title of 'Prince John '' That, of couise, wns n ellffeient sltiia Hon. lly Iho way." continued the ten eruhlo ionic lent or tho Empire stale, who. In splto or his advanced lea s renienibera Piesldent Vnn Huron well' and knew him as aa friend befnro he becam., rrealijnl. "toung John Van Duren disliked the title tery much n thought It rather nice when he aeum"? It. but after he returned to AmsrE.. and found H stuck to him like an m! friend, he was much dissatisfied ii tried all manner of means to rid him self of it. but the effort was useless hi acquaintances, and more especially o, newspapers, persisted In alluding to hi ns 'The Prince," or 'Prince John' i cidentally that title had a great fil to do with his father's defeat for other term as President, The people. ,V, the Idea Into their heads that he rm become a plutocrat, nnd the Idea dldni Jlbo with their democratic sentlmenti' South Carolina's Confederate Rolls, The effoit to do something now Uf,,,, It Is too late to perfect the Confederal! rolls of South Carolina, and prestrv, them Is being pushed before the bm ernl assembly, Theto Is a great deii to be accomplished and If It Is to k, accomplished nt all It must bo dori at once. The general plan thnt the Con federate veterans and the daughter! and sons hate decided upon will neeej sltnte somu expenses, and tho Leglju" tuie Is asked to appropriate the moneJ necessary. The present rolls are in constant use. and nro In danger of bcC Ing absolutely worn out from dalu flncjerlng. Tho attention of tho general assembly has been called to this by ths custodian, who has mado the sugga, Hon that they be printed in book form! and ndds thnt the sale of the booti would probably pay for the expense In curred The printing of there rolls i. this wny will of course greatly faclu. tato the work that the telerans' organ. Izntlon wishes to undertake, Columkii (S. C.) State. Sho Had tho Advantage. "I'to had a good m my rebutts In m lino nf business, hut I struck the. limit Ihe other diy eiown on Tnsker street.' s tld a collector. ' I had been after a matt for sclera! months to collect a hni of !. but hn.l nlwa)s been put orrVeh excuses nnd promises This day his wis came to the door, nnd I stated my bust, noss to her, although I guess she knew all nbout It ' " My husband Is nsleep,' she said 'n, works nt night and never gets up iin noon He won't be up for two hours' "Very well,' I said, Til bo back h two hours ' "'It won't be worth )our while,' sh. said. 'I'm sure he hasn't got R nnl etc! If he had, 1 shall sco him before you will If he has any money In his clothe. ton can bet your life Im going to t(1 il mvself I don t think )ou stand mis chanco nround here ' "After lhat I ell.ln t think It worth tihl, to go hick 1 hlladelphla Hecord. NO NEED TOR CONQBATULA. TIONS. "You young men will become dread, fully spoiled If )ou continue to be la such demand," said tho fond mother smiling nt her son. "To nsk a girl for nnythlng novvada)s seomn (o be bestow ing u favor. In my time It was alt th other w.-i) tho oung women were sup posed to confer the favor" ".Mamma, jnu do hot understand!" n claimed his sister, sharply. "If Jack only understood tho real situation hi would not smile in that conceited fash ion. It hnn nothing whntever to do with their personality. To go lo halls m must hatp partners -that goes without sa)lng so things hate come to such a pnss thnt n man Is simply a partner, and nothing moip. We do not care who he Is, so that we can reel settled anl comfortable heroie going lo a dance. 1 was taking luncheon nt Elsie's today, tilth set ernl other girls. 'I have a part nor lor tho cotllon tonight, but none lor supper,' said one. 'And I have one for supper und none for the cotllon,' sail nnnther. 'Let's share them.' laughed number ono, nnd they agreed to do so, unless better provided for. They neith er of them eter mentioned the names of the men who had asked them, It waan unimportant." TO PREVENT RHEUMATISM. Why Asbestos SlieiUhlnp Is Used cm American Warships. When the nnvy turned to building lti ships of steel It wns remnrkod that un less some detl-e wns ndnpted for off setting the effect of hent condensing oi the metnl It would be only a matter c-t n short time before nil our officers tvoull be suffering fiom rheumatism. Tho intioductlon of metnl chnlrs, ta hies and older pieces of furnltuic fol lowed a fc.v years imo, nnd now there Is not n single piece of wood of any size to bo found In nn otllcer's roora on u modern warship. n0 sleeps In ai Iron berth, keeps his clothes In a steel chest, while tho lloor, telling and walb of his apartment uro of tho same metaL Since the adoption of the solid armor for the sides of wnrshlps u great deal of trouble hos been experienced In ma king hnhltablo tho quarters directly next to tho outside entering. The heat of the loom condensed on the colel meul nnd In a, tery short time tho occupant would bo on the hospital list with a bal rasa or rheumatism. This is no giinrdnd ngnlnst by tho uro of n sheath ing of asbestos ploeed next to thn metal and held In place by n framework. ThLe la found to absorb tho moisture In a satisfactory manner. Care Is also ta ken to see lint Ihe berths uro not built ngnlnst tho outside of the tessel, but against ono of tho sldo walls, so that tho sleeper will bo ns fnr ns possible from tlio metnl that tnrnts in contact with tho w ntor. Brooklyn Engle. IN TRAISE 01? PINa-PONO." W'lio cnrei to play at erlckct Who cures to kick a ball To surfer hocks at hockey or chance n nasty fall Inr better don )our slippers, V l.'njot tour cigarette, Play I'liiK-Pong in tho Parlor Across a llttlo net. In ctcllug there nro tumbles, And puiictiiriihlo tires; And If )ou hunt, perhaps ou corns A cropper on tho wires JIruwhur there nro blisters , Thiil possibly risy chafe. Hut i'lng-Pong In tho l'urior Is absolutely safe. The, rlter lias Its dangers. The picnic has Us snnres. The motor ear mny run away Or butt )ou iinnwurcs. It Is a consolation No parent will drnv That p ng-l'oiM In tho Parlor tt nuld never hurt u fly. Our prowess In nthletlcje May puss to other lands Ami inler generations seo Our oops In rorelgn hnnds; lit still the might or Knglnnd Shall eter)wheie bo known At I'lng-Pong lii the I'nrlor Our sons shall hold their own. Then twirl )nur tiny racquets. And pat )our celluloid; , lie corrMl thai )our quick returrJ Tho corteo cups avoid. I lick bird, to men of sinew, And plrouetlo In styled Tho ladles or thn Parlor Aro watching all tho while. Westminster GMelt DO YOU RELIEVE IN GHOSTS! On the subject or ghosts tho vIl'W Is divided. Soma pooplo lies the'i-" Hon by n lmld usscrllon thnt "tbf ben't nidi things, an' them ns sez IMf sees 'urn on'y thinks 'urn docs," Oth ers, moro cautious, nro of opinion tM1 "Iher' mod ho Rhnstca or titer' medn't. they had never bohld any thernich' but ihey knew folks who had. Tt" dictum of ono hnrdy skeptic Is worl' quoting an nn example of shrewd r soiling; "I dnim't bclloto In gliosis slih," snld he, "why should I, seeln' 1'"' niter t-ln nnthlnk wusser nor mee" " my Urn I.hirT 1 looks at it this luk'ee, 'If ,su bo ns they bo gono to thn right place 'tis sartln sura as tW' ivun't keer to come hack year agn. " sa be ns Ihey bo gone to t'other, t' wun't let 'utn come, bl,ess 'te," " W