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SENATE PASSES STRAIGHT TWO CENT FARE BILL. EVFRY SENATOR PRESENT VOTED FOR BILL Bill Passed Is Senate File No. 55, The Sackett Measure, and Has the Emergency Clause At tached Thereto. Senate Passes 2-Cent Fare Bill. The state senate, impatient because of the slowness of the house in pass ing a 2-ceut fare bill, Tuesday took up a similiar bill in committee of the w hole as the special order for 10 a. m., discussed the measure till noon and af ter a recess placed the bill on third reading and passed it by a unanimous vote of all the senators present, two only being absent. The hill is a flat 2 cent rate bill. It merely changes the word "three" in the present statute to “two." and c/mtains an emergency clause so that it will go into effect as soon as it receives the approval of the governor. The bill provoked a free discussion, in which nearly every sen ator joined. The senate passed the bill, S. F. 55, by Sackett of Gage, and hurried it over to the house, where the announcement met with applause. That body later considered a similiar house bill in committee of the whole, and as the senate bill had not been read for the first and second times ip the house it could not be substituted for the house bill on the same subject. Therefore the house, iu committee of the whole, recommended that the house bill be ordered engrossed for a third reading, shorn of all its amendments except one intended to make a minimum fare of 6 ceuts, regardless of distance for in terurban lines. It is believed that the house will pass the senate bill, which also contains the emergency clause, although many members of both houses prefer not to have the bill go into effect upon approval of the gov ernor. In the senate the discussion was strongly anti-railroad and in favor of a flat 2-cent fare bill, despite the fre quent citations of expressions of Gov ernor Sheldon during his campaign that he thought it better to place the raising or lowering of passenger rates in the hands of the new railway com mission. King of Poik argued that it would be unconstitutional to amend the pres ent statute relating to passenger rates, one that had existed since 1887 and at tach to it a clause giving the railway commission power to suspend this rate. He said the title of the original act was not broad enough to cover such an amendment. Epperson of Clay said that an original act including the two subjects, with a new title, could be enacted, but he favored the bill under consideration. This argument did much to bring about unanimous ac tion in favor of the flat 2-cent fare bill. At the last moment McKesson of Lan caster withdrew his motion to post pone action until Thursday at 2 p. in., and he and his colleague, Burns, both voted for the report of the committee of the whole to order the bill to a (hird reading. The senators who asked for delay warned their fellow senators thta a 2-cent fare might not be upheld in the courts. The great majoritv were willing to take chances and were eager to pass such a bill, alleging that unless they took summary action no relief would be granted to the people «ho are asking for lower freight and passenger rates. Every senator present voted for the bill when it was read a ibird time, Randall of Madison and Latta of Burt being absent. Sale of Game Prevented. The house concurred in unimport ant amendments to H. It. Xo. 9S and the bill is ready to be sent to the gov ernor. The bill ig one of the most important game laws that has ever been enacted. It provides that it shall be illegal to sell wild game at any time of the year. The bill was asked tor by Chief Game Warden Carter in the hope that it would stop the oper ations of pot hunters who shoot and sell for the market. As long as people wiU buy game and place it on tables of hotels, restaurants, dining cars and cafes foi sale, it is believed men can he found who will find in this fa<* an inducement to violate the game laws. After Loan Sharks. An act aimed at the business cf chattel mortgage sharks and pawn brokers who loan money against the future wages of working men, exact ing a heavy interest rate therefor, has been prepared by .Representative Kil len of Gage county for introduction in the legislature. The bill is intended to make void all contracts pledging wages as a security for a debt, except where the amount so pledged has been due for more than twenty days. New Telescope for Uni. The university is now constructing in its own shops a telescope of twelve inches aperture and eighteen feet focal length. This would be regarded by professional telescope makers as a rather ambitious undertaking, since the machinery for operating a large telescope, while massive, must yet be ‘'built like a watch." Professor Rich ards is confident, however, that the work of building the mechanical parts, even including such delicate work as graduating the circles and building the driving clock, can be successfully done in the university shops. The mounting of this telescope will be rather more than usually compli cated for an instrument of its size, for it was felt that since it was to be built and not bought, there was no use in foregoing-any accessory that might add to the convenience and usefulness of the Instrument. For in stance, the motion of the tube may be controlled either from the eye-end or from the floor; small accessory"tele scopes at both the eye-end and down at the side of the pier enable the ob server to read the setting circles and so to direct the telescope to any part of the sky from either position. y Cut Off State Board of Health. The house committee on finance ways and mean Friday decided not to appropriate any money for the expense of the state beard of health, the members believing that the $10, 000 appropriated two years ago for the support of the board was illegally ap propriated. This belief is founded on the section of the statute which says the secretaries of the board may charge fees for the examination of ap plicants for license to practice medi cine, $10 for each applicant hold;rg a diploma from a Nebraska college of medicine and $125 for other applicants. The statute says: "All such fees shall be equally divided among the fou.* sec retaries of the board as full coinpen 1 sation for their services and ex penses." Historical Building. The finance ways and means com mittee of the house introduced a bill appropriating $25,000 for a new- state historical society building to be erect ed upon haymarket square in the eity of Lincoln provided the right to the use of this property is ceded back to the historical society by the city. The bill tarries out the cherished plans of the society that have before been pre sented to legislature, when, however, a largerappropriation than is now asked was requested. The house committee has canvassed the situation carefully and will report the bill favorably since it bears its name. \ Maximum Rate Bill. Senator C. G. Sibley, of Lincoun county, stirred up the senate by intro ducing a bill establishing maximum rates for wheat, corn, and other grain products. His bill provides for a re duction of about 15 per cent over the present rates and on some of the pro ducts it is a reduction of 15 or 20 per cent over the rates in the 1&93 maxi mum rate Law. He will introduce two other bills one for a maximum rate on lumber and coal and a third on hay, potatoes and apples. Why such a bill is introduced in the face of the fact that the state railway commission is to be put to work is not quite clear, but Senator Sibley says that the com mission will have more than It can do and he proposes to help it get a good start. State House Repairs. To make the state capitol present able. safe and accessible will require an outlay of almost $80,000. according to the resulrs of the investigation made by a special committee of the house of representatives. A report was filed by the committee, consist ing of Messrs. Marsh, White and Besse. giving an itemized estimate of the cos! for work that is deemed nec essary. amounting in the aggregate to $79,200. It was placed on file to be considered at a later time. The special committee sent with its statement a letter from John McDon ald. an architect, in which he corro borated the report made by G. A. Ber linghof in January relative to the shaky south wall of the Capitol’s east wing and its dangerous character in the present condition. McDonald said in his letter that it will be necessary to vacate the offices while repairing the capitol. brace up the floors and roof, remove about seventy feet of the wall and rebuild it from the ground up. He agreed with Berling hof in estimating the cost of this work' at $20,000. The largest other item in the list of proposed expenditures is $16,500 for cement walks to take the place of the “canals” which now lead to the state house from all directions. Eight thou sand is to be used for putting gold leaf on the dome, if the report is followed. Washington's Birthday. Tribute to the memory of Washing ton, the father of his country, ‘and to that of Lincoln, its savior, were the principal features of the Washington's birthday observance by the two branches of the Nebraska legislature in joint session February 22. An ad dress of remarkable oratorical force was given by Senator C. H. Aldrich of Butler county on the topic of Wash ington's life, his works and the bene ficent influence they had had upon the nation. To Reduce Express Charges. Senator Aldrich of Butler intro duced a bill to reduce the charges of express companies 25 per cent below the rates in force January 1, 1907. He has introduced a bill applying to rail road freight charges calling for a re duction of 20 per cent. The bills are both drawn after the same general style, making it unlawful to charge more than 75 per cent of the charges in force by express companies Janu ary 1, 1907. or more than 80 per cent of the freight charges in force at that time. The penalty in the express rate bill is a fine of not less than $1000 nor more than $2,00o for each offense. In the case of railroads the penalty is a fine of not less than $10,000 and not more than $50,000. In the case of railroad rates the railway commission is gi>en power to hold hearings and to either raise or lower rates, but no such provision is incorporated in the express rate bili. The State Journal Case. For the third time the case of th« state against the State Journal com pany hah been submitted to the su preme court. It was submitted on an application of Attorney General W T Thompson for leave to amend the pe tition of the state asking for $85,000 damages for the alleged sale of su preme court reports. The suit was in siituted by F. N. Prout, who has since left the state. Twice the court has given decisions in favor of the defend ant company and the attorney general now asks leave to again amend the petition of the state. To Reduce Rate 20 Per Cent. Senator Aldrich of Butler has intro duced S. F. 325, a bill to make the maximum rate on freight in Nebraska 80 r>»r cent of the amount fixed in the classification and schedules of rail roads in force January 1, 1907, until after the railway commission shall have provided a greater rate. The bill repeals the old maximum rate of 1903 which the railroads prevented the old board of transportation from enforc tag by an Injunction suit in the federal court. HAD TO LICK SOMEBODY. Teacher’s Announcement Not Comfort ing to Trustees. By the laws of Maryland corporal punishment in the public schools of that state is forbidden. This. pro hibition was much condemned by cer tain of the teachers with old-fashioned ideas, especially by a teacl»r in one of the schools on the eastern shore some years ago. He was a strapping big fellow, and it was lucky for his pupils, who were rather a rough lot, that they were protected by the afore mentioned law. The teacher did the best he could, under the circumstances, but, moral suasion proving of little avail, he finally laid his case before the board of trustees. “Gentlemen," said he, after a recital of his trials, “those boys must be licked.” "You can't do that," replied the chairman. . "Then you must assist me in con trolling them.” “That, sir,” observed the chairman, testily, 'is what you are employed to do.” - "In that case,".continued the teach er. "you must allow' me ta lick them.” "Corporal punishment is against the law." insisted the chairman. “Then, gentlemen,*' concluded the RIGHT IN THEORY ONLY, Good Argument, but It Failed to Se cure the Cigars. I In a Sixteenth street cigar store a young man put a nickel in a slot ma chine. It was one of those poker ma chines. He pressed the lever and in the “hand” that showed he had two queens. He looked on the card of ex planation and saw one line that read: "Kings or better, two cigars." That was the lowest winning "hand.” “Well, I win two cigars,” he said to the proprietor. The latter looked at the machine. “Indeed you don't,” he said. “You have only two queens.” “Well,” said the young man, “look here. Doesn't this say Kings or bet ter, two cigars?’” “It does, but you have two queens.” “1 was always taught,” said the young man, “that the women were better than the men. So queens aren't better than kings, eh?” The proprietor laughed, but he didn't hand over the cigars.—Denver Post. Some Desimplified Spelling. The colonel was simply infolonel. He said he would be gould to traid on the rights of the whights. “No man,” said the raidhot colonel in his diolonel diatribes, “whose blood MAN WHO WILL DIG PANAMA CANAL JOHN B. MCDONALD. John B. McDonald of New York city is president of the construction com pany organized by W. J. Oliver to build the Panama canal. teacher, with considerable emphasis, j 'someone must be licked: and I want ; to say right here that the next time 1 ) have trouble with my boys I’m going to lick a trustee. As I have trouble i about once a day, each one of you j may expect, on the average, one lick- | ing per week. I reckon there's no law against that." Horrors of the Staircase. A Dublin landlord said: "It often happens that when peasant girls come into our service, directly from the wretched hovels in which they have been reared, in a wild part of the country, they are surprised and per plexed by all they see. The common est things to us are new and astonish ing to their simple gaze. As the dwell ings of the Irish lxtor are never more than one story tiigh, what 'excites their perplexity, and often their fears more than anything else is, of course, a staircase. I have actually seen these girls creeping up and down stairs on all fours in the utmost terror. One remained in the attic all day be fore she could summon courage to encounter the apparent horrors of •mining down, and she at last came lown backward, as if descending a madder. They get accustomed to an elevator before they do to the stairs." Finished. “Why has she stopped slum work?" “She has accomplished her object." “Relieved all the distress?” “Xo; become engaged to the new preacher."—Houston Post. is not mood can chose to weigh what I say and pronounce one word as absord as any he ever horfl. One maj oneder because one color is dolor than another that it is a sign of some thing less fign. O, ye who knoh the truth give tongue and longue to its proclaiming. Why do yo sy when sighs are not wighs? Let no pain or ache mache you quache. Though you may be lough, rise higher and in spiglier the sacred songs of justice to all. Who is whe that says the choir is a loir? His own lies show his sies; he cannot disguise his luise; his eyes despeyes those leves and tell on him; 1 one may buy a luy, but not the uy.” And much more of the same sort j from which it may be inferred that having herred the colonel’s werred, the whites still had some rites which were bound to be respected. And the I blacks? Well, take an acks to them. Also the infernal cernal.—Judge. Tricks of the Grogger. "The man is a grogger,” said the food inspector. "He makes whisky out of old barrels. "Grogging is a recognized trade in some slums. You get hold of old whisky barrels wherein spirits have been maturing for years and you pour into these barrels boiling hot wate^ and you wait a few days. "The result of your waiting is that the hot water turns to whisky. The wood of the old barrels, you see, is so saturated with spirits that the hot wa ter draws out enough to make a strong grade of red eye.” THADDEUS KOSCUSZKO MEMORIAL This is the design selected for the monument at the national capital. MAJORITY OF MEN ARE VAIN. A Hairdresser Asserts That Many of Them Wear Wigs. “Nearly every woman wears some other woman's hair,” said the hair dresser, ‘ but you might be surprised if you knew the number of men who wear wigs. Many a man's fine head of hair, the envy of his friends, came from the hair store, and is regularly curled and pressed there! Whisper it gently, but most men are even more vain of their appearance than are the frivolous women of the mo ment. They simply will not stand for a bald head, under 70, and have learned a lesson from their sisters. Often the same hairdresser makes the wig for papa and the ‘switch’ for mamma, and. if mamma can get the money for her new hair any the more easily out of papa for the fact that he is a devotee of the habit himself, who can blame her for encouraging him in the guileless fad?" Some folks never feel cheerful un less they are dispensing bad news. IN THE SICK ROOM UP-TO-DATE METHODS OF CARING FOR PATIENTS. Modern Science Teaches Many Ways sf Alleviating Suffering and Pro moting the Recovery of Strick en Loved Ones. When there is a prospect of a long illness two small cots that cost so little may be placet} together, making it easy to move the patient from one to the other when changing the bed ding. and permitting each one to be thoroughly aired each day. Otherwise the ideal sick bed is a single one of iron, the length and width of those used in hospitals. With this should be a fine woven wire spring and a thin hair mattress. Of the water beds, those filled by means of a pitch er and funnel are said to be the best. The temperature of the water should be kept about 70 degrees and must be changed every two weeks. The bed must never touch the walls. The rest for the head is the feather pillow, changed or beaten when it becomes uncomfortably hot. Small pillows of varying sizes should be used to tuck under back of knees when change of position is necessary. Paper torn in fine bits is nice for these. Here is the way a trained nurse in a hospital makes up the beds: She begins by tucking the lower sheet, preferably of cotton (for linen chills excepting in mid-summer), snugly and smoothly over the mattress. This should be protected in case of severe illness with a rubber blanket or paper pad. The sheet is pinned in place, taking care to have a perfectly smooth sur face under the patient. The corners of the sheet are folded square, as the grocer folds the edges of the paper he wraps around a parcel. Next a draw sheet is laid on smoothly and pinned in place. In spreading the up per sheet it is brought up well to the head of the bed, so it will turn back nicely over the other clothes, but left a little loose for the feet. Next comes the blanket, the folded edge at the foot, and a light-weight counterpane, which, with the sheet, should be fold ed carefully in at the corners and tucked under smooth and tight at the sides. To Change the Bed.—In changing the bed, roll the patient to one side, putting one hand against the shoul der and the other against the hips. Roll up the lower sheet in lengthwise folds against the patient. Put on fresh sheet, and draw sheet and pin in place. Roll the patient over, pro tecting with the upper sheet, and pull the lower sheet smooth. Pin. Put clean upper sheet on over the soiled one, then tuck the clean one in and remove the soiled one. Slipping to Foot of Bed.—If a pa tient is troubled by slipping down in bed, the foot may be slightly raised by putting bricks or blocks under it, or a small bolster may be tucked un der the thighs, then tied around the head of the bed with tapes. To Tint Lace. When one desires to color lace for a gown, procure a tube of oil paint the color desired and squeeze it into a cup of gasoline and stir until dis solved. Then your into a larger ves sel. Dip a small piece of the lace into it, and if too deep, add more gasoline until the shade desired is obtained. When it is the right color, put all the lace into it. take out, shake gently and dry in the open air. When thoroughly dry, expose it to extreme heat for a few minutes, tak ing care, of course, that it is not near a fire or blaze, where it might ignite. This exposure to the heat will remove the odor of gasoline. Lace which has been used and will not wash well can be given this treat ment, if first dry-cleaned by being sprinkled generously with fuller's earth, then rolled up and put away for a few days. Upon taking out, shake wrell and then proceed with the tinting as above. Dutch Apple Cake. This is another favorite dish in the cooking class. It is sometimes .made with soda and cream of tartar, and again with yeast. For the former sift together two cups flour, a half tea spoonful of salt, a half teaspoonful soda and a teaspoonful cream of tar tar. Add two tablespoonfuls butter or good dripping and rub in with the tips of the fingers. Beat one egg light and add to it a scant cup milk. Then stir into the dry mixture. The dough should be quite soft. Turn into a shal low baking tin. Peel, core and slice three or four tart apples and arrange symmetrically on top of the pan. let-' ting the slices overlap. Put the sharp edge of the slices down and press slightly into the dough. Sprinkle with two tablespoonfuls sugar and nutmeg or cinnamon. Bake in a hot oven. As soon as done brush the top lightly with hot water. Nut and Cheese Pasties. Nut and cheese pasties are in the same list with cheese balls. Sift one quart of pastry flour with one tea spoonful of salt and one teaspoonful of baking powder, add one cupful of pecan-nut meats chopped and • the yolks of two eggs; mix with just enough ice water to make into a dough which can be rolled out on a floured board about an eighth of an inch thick. Spread with a cupful of rich American cheese grated and folded over four times; roll out again and cut Into hol low hearts and darts; brush with egg yolk and bake a delicate brown in a hot oven. Almond Crisps. Stir tor a cream two-thirds of a cup ful of butter and one heaping cupful of sugar. Beat into this the yolks of two eggs, three tablespoonfuls of lem on juice and one scant teaspoonful of almond extract. Add two cupfuls of twice-sifted flour and the well-whipped whites of two eggs. Beat very thor oughly and work in sufficient more flour to make a dough which can be kneaded. Roll out small portions at a time very thin, cut into fancy shapes, brush over with white of egg, sprinkle with blanched shredded almonds, and dredge with granulated sugar. Bake in a moderate oven, watching closely. TO HONOR POLISH HERO 6TATUE OF KOSCIUSZKO TO BE ERECTED IN WASHINGTON. Memorial to Patriot Presented to America by Fellow-Countrymen —Popiel’s Model Accepted by Committee. Washington.—Two years ago the Polish National Alliance of the United States conceived the idea of present ing to the American people a monu ment of Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko, to be erected at Washington in Lafayette square, where the monuments of Lafayette and Rochambeau are stand ing and where a monument to Baron von Steuben will be raised in the near j future. The plan was to have the memory of all the most prominent offi cers who fought for the independence : of the United States thus honored by monuments in the capital of the nation. The government having appropri ated $5,000 for a monument to Gen. Statue to Be Erected to Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Pulaski, who fought for the liberty of this country and who fell in the battle of Savannah in 1779, the Polish Na tional alliance felt it to be the duty of Polish-Amerieans to reciprocate by presenting a monument of the other Polish patriot who lent his sword to the cause of liberty of America. The gift having been accepted by congress and the president, and the fund having been started by means of a special assessment from every mem ber of the alliance, a contest was an-, nounced in the Polish papers in Eu rope and America for a model which would satisfy the government's com mission in Washington. In the middle of December, 1906. models began to arrive and finally there was opened in the Corcoran gallery in Washington an impressive exhibition of 20 models, all works of Polish artists. The Wash ington newspapers spoke of this exhi bition as of a very instructive one as to the spirit of foreign art toward America. The government committee, which consisted of Secretary Taft, Senator Wetmore, of Rhode Island, and Rep resentative McClAary, of Minnesota! invited jury of three prominent American sculptors, Messrs. Lorade Taft, of Chicago, and Daniel Chestet French and Henry M. Schrady, of New York, to choose the three best models, there being three premiums of $1,000, $600 and $400. respectively. The first premium was accorded by the commit tee to the model sent by Antoni Po piel, of Lwow, Lemberg, Austrian Poland. President Roosevelt at a special in vitation from the Polish alliance visit ed the exhibition and expressed his opinion that the model of Mr. Popiel is the most acceptable. The model represents Kosciuszko as a hero of both hemispheres, as he is usually called by the Poles. At the front of the pedestal is a hemisphere showing the map of America with the American eagle guarding its liberty. In the rear the other hemisphere, bear ing the outline of Europe and Asia, is being strangled by a snake represent ing despotism, wh^ch the Polish eagle is trying to kill with his beak and talons. To the right, a Polish regular soldier w-ounded and falling, is pro tected by a Polish farmer with his scythe; to the left, an American sol dier is cutting the ties of the Ameri can farmer, thus liberating him from the foreign yoke. Above stands Kos ciuszko with a map in one hand, the other reposing on his sword. LIFE STORY ON AN EPITAPH. Odd Monument Over Grave of Veteran of Indian Fight. __ The longest epitaph in Arlington National cemetery at Washington is i that carved on the strangely shaped monument of Captain John Williams, of the marine corps, who died of wounds received in an Indian fight in Florida in 1812. The inscription fol low's: "Here lies the remains of John Wil liams, Esq., late a captain in the Corps of U. S. Marines. Was born in Staf ford county, Virginia, the 24th of Au gust, 1765, and died on the 29th of Sep tember, 1812, at Camp New Hope, in East Florida. The body of deceased w'as removed to this spot, over which his brother officers in the marine corps have caused this pile to be erected in testimony of his worth and in their mournful admiration of his gallant end. "On the 11th of September. 1812, Captain Williams, on his march with a command of 20 men to Davis creek block house, in east Florida, was at tacked tow'ards evening by upwards of 50 Indians and negroes, who lay con cealed in the woods. He instantly gave battle, gallantly supported by his men, who, inspired by his animated ex ample, fought as long as they had a cartridge left. At length, bleeding un der eight galling wounds and unable to stand, he was carried off the battle ground, whilst his heroic little band, pressed by superior numbers, was forced to retreat. “Eminently characterized by cool in trepidity, Captain Williams evinced Monument with Long Epitaph. during his short but severe contest j those military prerequisites which qualify the officer for command, and if his sphere of action was too limited to attract the admiration of the world, it was sufficiently expanded to crown him with the approbation of his coun try and to afford his brethren in arms an example as highly useful as his exit has sealed with honor the life of a pa triot soldier.” Captain Williams' monument is an elongated pyramid with two long and , two short sides. The inscription, which is in script lettering, covers all four sides of the stone. The ctone, though it appears large in me picture, is barely a foot high. It may be of sand stone, but to one unskilled in such mat ters, it appears to be of molded ce ment. THIS BOY BABY A "BUSTER.” Twenty-One-Months-Old Son of Ger man Cavalryman Weighs 93 Pounds. London.—To be born a record hold er is a thing unique in itself, and con stitutes, so to speak, a double-barrelled record. The infant who made a start! Baby Dippe, 21 Months Old, Weigh* 93 Pounds. in the human race handicapped in this fashion was born one year and nine months ago, and is the son of August Dippe, a cavalry sergeant-major, sta tioned at Malstatt, near Saarbruckea. in Germany. The particular distinction claimed for the child is that for his age he is the fattest, longest, broadest and strongest baby in the wide, wide world. His weight is 93 pounds, he is three feet three in height, and he measures just over 37 inches around the chest. Both parents are quite nor mal, and, in fact, the mother is rather delicate than otherwise. The infant Hercules creates a sensation when he appears in the street. He is healthy and jolly, and has only one trouble His record may soon be taken from him by his own little brother, who, al though only five months old, already weighs 52 pounds and is growing rap idly. Simplon Tunnel Successful. The result of the first six months’ working of the Simplon tunnel has been tabulated and show that an av erage of 8,000 passengers were carriec a day. HUNT FOR BURIED TREASURE. Special License Granted for the Pur pose in India. Triehinopoly. India, is greatly ex cited over a special license which has been granted by the governor of Mad ras to a gentleman at Coonoor to search for buried treasure. The treas ure has been the object of many suc cessful searches in the past; one en terprising deputy collector of Trichi nopoly, going so far as to divert the river and tunnel through the bed into the solid rock. He spent 20,000 ru pees in his experiments. The opera tions were abandoned for want of funds; but it is stated that the ex plorers came across inscriptions bear ing out the history of the burial of the treasure. The treasure—including a golden palanquin—is said to be stored in a cave in a rock, which is blocked up in some mysterious manner just be low the spot where the inscriptions were found. The local chiefs say that they and their ancestors held the land on the understanding that they should guard the rock: and they produced a sheet of copper on which the grant i* ! inscribed. The treasure is supposed ! to have been buried about 500 year? ago. A temple was erected near; and the treasure was removed from the temple and the royal palace to the cave when fire and brimstone were poured down upon the city. The queen who had taken refuge in the rock, es caped destruction; and the king, find ing that she had taken the treasure away from the temple, tried to drows her in the river. She was saved by some natives, and afterwards gave birth to a son who, in later years, be came king. The queen afterwards caused the inscriptions to be made oc the rock where the treasure lay con cealed. Prospects for Longevity. A quarter of each generation die before attaining the age of 17, but • man at 32 years of age may expect to live for another 32. And There Are Few of Them. The only people who really enjoy getting up early in the morning *rv those who don't have to.