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J. A. Mknzixs, Editor and Prop TALE, mich CHANCES Or GETTINQ KILLED fj a Twenty-Four-Mlle llullroad lt!d They Aro 1 to 1,401.010. If a man takes a ride of tho aver age length, which ia twenty-four miles, in a railway train in this coun try, what is his cbanco of petting killed? asks tho Pittsburg Times. According to tho interesting report of tho interstate commerce commis sion, it is ono chance in 1,491,910 If a young man of 2), jilted by his sweetheart, Bhould de termlno to commit suicide without sin by getting accidentally killed In a railway accident he might do it. Certainly he might do it If ho woro to got on a train a a passenger and ride, ride, rido at tho rate of thirty five and ono-half miles an hour, day and night, every hour of the day and every day in the yea. if he had aver age luck he would eventually get sur cease from .the gnawing pain at his heart somewhere in tho course of passing over 35.542.2S2 miles, for ac cording to these official figures, ono passenger is killed for every 85,542, 282 miles that a passengor is carried. According to the same he would bo injured in some way eight and throe quarters times, or eight times and a bad scare. I is a little better than one chance in three that ho would corao to an untimely grave in conse quence of a collision, but if he pre ferred to have tho train run off tho track to kill him he would have only one chanco in nine to be satisfied. Ills possible journey would have taken him around this weary world and past tho place where she went to housekeeping with the other fel low 1,421 times, and would have cost him, at the rate of three cents a mile and $2.50 a night for a 6leaplng berth, $1,037,016.4. In this melan choly state of mind he wouldn't oaro how his shoes looked, and the porter needn't disturb his grief for a dally quarter. And when, after ail his journeying to his death, and glowering out of tho window at every unsympathetic rock that might have fallen before Ihe engine, and cursing every vagrant browsing cow that might have tres passed on the track and didn't, he finds at length the golden key that opens the palace of eternity," it is a bigger chance than there are figures for that Lo will not be ready to go. For tho scenery of this world be comes interesting after awhilo, even to ono smitten with disappointment and angry with all creation. There arc many pretty acquaintances to bo picked up in the couro of a long journey, also, and time is a great healer of lovo-slckncss, even though a slow one. JIo would bo in his 135th year by the time his desperate purpose was achieved, and ho would have more ten?e than he started with, lie would hayo had leisure to refieot from time to time on how his false sweetheart's false teeth became her now; how her rheumatism was, whether gray hair and spectacles changed her much, and how sho managod with thoso great-grandchildren of hers. Tart of the Kecltal. Tennyson's wonderful poem, "The Revenge," was first published in the Nineteenth Century in 1878 or 1879. On tho evo of its publication, Tenny son invited between thirty and forty of his most intimate friends to his house in Eaton Square, in order that he might recite this patriotic piece to them. As tho poet proceoded in his rich and sonorous tones, thtt favored few hung upon his words. When he reached tho last linos "And tho whole sea plunged nnd foil on th shot shuttered navy of Spain, And tho 1 ttlo Revenue herself went down by the island criwfs. To be lo-tt cvermoro in the main" tho feelings of all present were strung up Into excitement and en thusiasm, when, to the amaze ment of all, the laureate added, with out tho slightest pause and without the least change of tono in his voice, and the beggars only gavo mo three hundred pounds for it, when it waa worth at leas( fivo hundred pounds or moro."--Argonaut. The Hot Wind of Kffjpt. The most pernicious winds aro tho samiels or hot winds of Egypt. They como from the deserts to tho southwest and bring with them in finite quantities of fine dust, which penetrates even tho minutest crovioe. Tho themometer often rises to 125 during their continuance, and thou sands of human beings havo been known to perish from suffocation in tho fiery blast. It was one of these, samiels that destroyed the army of Sennacherib. Alexander the Great nearly lost his whole force in an other, and the army of Cambyscs was utterly annihilated. Iteformttlon In Mynore. The maharajah of Mysoro has do cided, if possible, to put an end to marriages between children, or rather infants in his kingdom. He issued an order recently forbidding girls under 8 years and boys under 14 to marry. In the future no man aged 50 or moro daro wed a girl under 14. Tho edict has aroused much opposition in Mysore, but the ruler is said to be an energetic man and capable of executing regulations which he is ploascd to promulgate A Hint to riinokera. Sam Johnsing Whar de debblo you got dis cigar? Huh, how it do smell! . , ; Jeoms Webster -Dem cigars Is werry good cigars but dey didn't draw, so I soaked 'em in kerosene, and now dey burns fus' rate. Texas liftings. THE HECORD IN SHELLS. THB OLDEST FORM OF ANI MAL LIFE ON EARTH. Strangely Formed Creature Under Varying: Conditions Sheila of Muny Form of Great Sic and Ueauty &inlthoulan Collection nigh up in the northern tower of tho Smithsonian institution Dr. W. II. Dall ha a cosy office. You can reach it only by long (lights of stairs winding around tho tower, similar tc thoso in the old English castles. From this office Dr. Dall presides over the department of shells in the institution. It is the largest con etiological collection in tho world. From shells millions of years old Dr. Dall will perhaps demonstrate much about the great ago of the earth, and show how a knowledge of this, probably tho oldest form of animal life in this planet, is indisponslblo to the science of goology. In this large collection of many forms of great size and beauty, which well nigh fills the main hall of tho Smithsonian building, he has mon strous snails that live in trees all their lives, abalonos that catch Chinamen on tho coast of the Pacific ocean and hold them until the tide rises and ends thoir agony, beautiful conches of iridoscont colors In which raro pearls aro found, shells of exquisite coloring. There are almost 500,000 in all, and a big volume would not suflico to enumerate all tho Interest ing specimens. The biggest shells aro found on a large barrier reef of the Indian ocean, 1,200 miles long, east of Australia, Here the monsters come up on the rocks, which aro almost Inaccessible, and grow to weigh over 300 pounds. The Smithsonian has one of theso bivalves in its collection which stands over throo feet high. It has a saw tooth edgo, and inside a large muscle scar. The natives stand in as much fear of them as they do of a mad elephant, and many traditions are common among them of how arms and logs have been bitten off. Mr. Simpson, who showed tho Washington Post reporter among tho s ccimens, said it was believed in Australia that these mollusks some times grew to weigh a ton. The scientists bolleve they live 10) years. Good authorities havo seen these massive creatures as largo as a ship's long-boat. Probably the prettiest and most delicate of the shell creations, is the argonaut or "paper sailor." 'Ihe shell is liko a tiny boat, and is set upon a keel of beautiful workman ship. It is coiled many times upon itself. Tho little craft would cap size but for tiny arms that stretch out from tho sido and keep it steady. Thoso aro not used for propelling it. In the stern thero is a small si phon, through which tho animal drives in water while en voyago and pumps it out again with great forco. This sends tho delicate shell swiftly over tho surface of the water. They sail in troops in all tho warm waters of tho world. In the Indian and Pa cific oceans they are very common. These shells might bo taken as an example of tho superiority of tho fo malo sex, for only the females, says Mr. Simpson, have been accommo dated with shells. The male is an insignificant creature, and involves about tho course of his spouse as a satellite. A strango thing, too, is that tho animal can -?3parato itself from its boat homo without injury. and attach Itself again at pleasure. This is true with no other kind of shell lifo with which scientists aro familiar. The shells are very thin and as white as bleached linen. They are so fragile that a breath will almost crnsh them. Strango as it may seem, they aro taken up by tho ocean and car ried hundreds of miles, to bo laid tenderly down on tho boach without injury. It is from the sight of those beautiful crafts that tho saying "argosies of sails" originatod. Thay havo been tho subject of a wealth of poetic loro. The abalone is a curlou3 shel L It Is big and flat and stays the most of tho time on the top of some favored rock. It rosomblos a saucer, only, in most cas s it Is much larger. In side is a giant musclo attached at ono end to tho shell which serves as a root for it, and at tho other end is a big foot It should bo remembered that all snails and most of the 6hell tribe have feet and can walk with them, although their locomotion is painfully slow. The foot of tho abalone Is providod with a powerful suction cup. It gots on top of a rock, which is covered a part of tne timo by tho tido, and stays thoro un til the contour of its shell conforms to the hard surface. It probably eats away the rock in places by depositing carbonic acid. When it gets hungry it raises one edge of its shell and the water that comes splashing up the side of the rock brings anlmalcuhc which tho abal ono appropriates for its dinner. Some kinds of this shell aro carniv orous and prey upon small mollusks. John Chinaman is especially fond of the meat of the abalone, and along the coast of California a groat number of them aro taken for food. Tho largo muscle is dried and large ship-loads aro sent yearly to the kingdom of the celestials. The shells are utilized in many ways. The unwary Chinaman sometimes pokes his fingers under tho uplifted lid while hunting among tho rocks along tho shoro. The animal is eas ily alarmed, and liko lightning it lowers its cover. Tho mighty mus cle contracts, the big foot has a suc tion power of tons on the rock, and all tho ?ods cannot dislodge iL John Is a prlsoncr.and if tho tide comes up and ho is unwilling to chop his fin gers off ho has to die under the waves. There are beautiful fables and traditions about shells, and some are told about tho nautilus. They are not like the argonaut or the abal ono. The coil is more compact and tho in terior is divided into chambers con nected by a tiny tube that affords air and keeps tho shell in a healthy con dition. Its shell, liko all the mol lusk family, grows whether the site of the animal keeps pacti with it or not, on tho same principal that ono's finger-nails grow. It has the most exquisite coloring from a pearly white to the most varied motley. Some are striped liko the zebra. An old Dutch naturalist sailed away into tho Indian seas many years ago to study shells, and ho brought back tho story that the nau tilus sailed in troops over the sea and at will were able to fill them solves with water and sink to the bottom. This was not true. Tho nautilus lives in the unexplored depths of the ocean, and probably never sees tho light "MOON AHOY!" An Incident of the Jtecent Trip of the Crula.r mn FMnrUoo. Regarding the seamanship of one of the members of the Massachusetts Naval Reserve: The incident oc curred during the recent trip on the cruiser San Francisco, and, volumi nous as was the commendatory re port of their doings which was sent to tho navy department, the Boston Home Journal says, it did not in clude this incident: On tho second night that tho re serves wore at sea one of the amateur tars was on the watch. He was a Boston man. Tho night was clear and beautiful. Myriads of stars twinkled in tho heavens, but thero was no moon. Suddenly the rescrvo sang out: "Light, ahoy!" Where away?" said tho officer of tho dock. "Far, far away," replied the would bo man-o'-war's-raan. When the officer had recovered from tho shock occasioned by thw unseamanliko answer he looked over tho rail in thp direction pointed out by tho man Irom Boston. Then ho had another fit. The stern discipline which prevails on a cruiser at sea did not allow him to swear, but thero was a world of meaning in the way in which he growled out: "What's tho matter with you; can't you recognize tho rising moon when you soe It?" "Moon! moon!" 6taminered tho embryo seadog. "I beg your pardon, sir." Thon ho shouted, as if making amends for his error: "Moon, ahoy!" INGENIOUS DEVICES. The triployraph Is the natno of a combined typewriter, cash register and cjlc.ilator invented by a young man at Ellensburg, Wash Seamless steel boats, each made oi only two plates, each plate riveted to a bulb keel bar, which forms also the stem and stern posts, are being made by a. firm in London. Tne flags to bo hoisted at one time in signaling at se never exceed four. It is an interesting arithmetical f.ict that within eighteen variously color ed flags, no fewer than 7ti,G12 signals can be given. W. II. Preecc, the well-known elec trician, has succeede 1 in sending a telephone message from tho shore of the British channel, nsar Cardiff, to the island of Flatholm, three miles off, without the intervention of a con necting wiro. The telephone is now used by deep water divers. A receiver and trans mitter combined is affixed to the in side of tho helmet near the diver's ear. By a slight turn of his head he can speak into the 'phone, and ho can hear readily from it at all times. Formerly tho only communication was" by a system of pulls at a cord. SELECT NONSENSE. Prisoner I beg you, judge, not to condemn me uot on my account, but so as not to injure tho prospects of my counsel." "How does tho political situation strike you?" said one man to another on the train. "Ihere hasn't any struck me yet," was the reply. "I've been trying ever since election to get enough influence to get one." Fond Mother And has mamma's angel child been a peacemaker to-day? Mamma'a Angel Child Yes'm; Tom my Tuff was a lickin' Willie Whimpers, an' when I told'm to stop ho wouldn't, an' I jumped in an' licked the stuflln' out 'o both of 'em. "Well," 6ald a facetious stranger to a member of tho brass band, "there is one thing for you to be thankful for." "Vat is dose?" inquired the musician. "You can always blow your own horn." "Nein, my friend t Dis cornet is porrowed." "Do you remember Miss Smith, whom we met at the seashore?'' "Re member herl Well I should say I do! What a beauty she was!" "I saw her the other day and she couldn't think who-you were when I spoke of you." "What was her namo, did. you say? Smith? Oh, I don't know any Smith girl. I thought yon said Jones." "Yes," said the old man addresslag his young visitor, "I'm proud of my girls, and should like to see them all comfortably married; and as I've made a little money they wpn't go to their husbands penniless. There's Mary, twenty-five years old, and a real good g'.r!. I shall give her 1,000 when she marries. Then comes Bet, who won't see thirty-five again, and shall have 2,000, and the man who takes Eliza, who is forty will have 3,0(0 with her." The young man reflected a moment or so and then nervously in quired: "You haren't one about fifty havo you?" FOR HUMAN ANGELS. A FLYING MACHINE AT LAST WELL PERFECTED. Otto Llllienth i, A German Inrentor, Com re to the Front With Wing for Everybody Its Itudder I Like a Itird'a Tall. r t& flvinir hns been Holved.it is claimed, yf2lky a rich scientist in Merlin, into l,u- J reds who have pre ceded him in the .ApjViJsame line of effort. has expermenteu until he can now claim, apparently with soime reason, to have achieved success. The Lillienthal theory is that birds do not exercise great power in flying, but keep ulloat in the air by the par ticular way in which they manipulate their wings. Reasoning upon these lines, a flj'ing machine has been con structed upon a variety of angles, de signed to catch the air in whatever di rection it may come, or from whatever quarter. The affair is built in almost exact imitation of the wings of a bat; the delicate ribs and body are made of wil low wood, which is tough butlight; the wings are covered with light sheeting1, and when spread they have a circum ference of twenty square yards. The entire apparatus weighs forty pounds. Lillienthal began his trials with the new flying machine from the summit of a turret which rises forty feet from the ground. Adjusting the wings as shown in the accompanying illustra tion, and seating himself upon the skeleton bodj' of the mechanism, which, unfortunately, must be imagined in the drawing, as the artist has consid ered it so exceed inglj' frail as to make it indistinguishable, tle inventor pushed himself off from the tower top into space, as one would push away a boat from the bank. Working the wings with little effort, the man fluttered through the air, finally reaching a height of 20) feet above the surface, and then descended safely. After this experiment, which satis fied him of the practibility of his theory, Mr. Lillienthal resolved to gradually increase the altitude, and for this purpose he went to the stee hill of Rhinower, near Rathenow, which rises to an abrupt height of 320 feet, its side being a stony cliff almost perpendieuKr. On the top of this hill he built a riis.il tower, making the en tire distance from the level 3S0 feet. Then he v.l;v ted his flying apparatus and leaped o.'V. Upon his lirt trial he sank perhaps fifty feet, and then com menced to rise again until he had reached 1.000 feet, and then gradually floated down, alighting gently upon the road. Repeating his experiments for sev eral days, he eventually reached such perfection that he was able to stand still in the air without moving the wings. He als' traveled in circles, steering himscK by the appliance which will be noticed in tho sketch as a semi circular attaci-Mcnt, doing the snine duty as a rudder as that done by the tail of a bird. To a moderate degree Mr. Lillienthal appears now to have accomplished the aerial movements of the bird, and it only remains to be seen whether he can sufficiently perfect his system to rise to great heights, or to remain aloft with the same endurance as do thecreutures designed by nature for that purpose. The scientist's description of the sen sation while sailing through the air is certainly attractive. He says that the feeling of motion is entirely lost, so easy and free from fatigue is it. The absence also of any stationary objects, which would indicate movement in tho THE FLYIXO MACHINE. human being, gives the sensation that the earth, instead of the man himself, is in motion. Electro-Chenilcal Effect on Magnetis ing Iron. In tho proceedings of the Royal ao cictv, Mr. T. Andrews calls attention to the electro-chemical effects on mag netizing iron. From a long, finely polished rod two steel bars were cut adjacently, so that they were prac tically alike in general composition and structure. These bars were both weighed, and then immersed in equal quantities of cupric chloride so lution, one of them having previous ly been magnetized. After a certain time (six to twenty-four hours) they were taken out of the solution, freed from deposited copper and carbonace ous matter, then dried, and again weighed. It was found in every case that the magnetized bar had lost moro in weight than the unmagnetized bar. For instance, an average of twenty nine experiments showed an increase of corrosion in the steel due to mag netic influence of about 3 per cent un der the conditions of experiment It may be mentioned that the bars were not highly magnetized. The oldest railway in France runs between Paris and Havre. It was built more than half a century ago. CASHIER MAY. Ilia Signature la the lloat Known In the World. The office of chief cashier of the Rank of England dates from the com mencement of the bank's business, in July, l(iJ4. and Mr. F. Muy, latterly so prominently before the public, is the thirteenth in order of succession, but he is already the sixth in order of length of occupancy of the position. Of his predecessors the shortest reign was that of Thomas Kenrick, the first chief cashier, who for some reason not now known perhaps overwhelmed by his responsibilities retired after only twelve days' service! The longest reigns were those of Thomas Madockes, forty-one and three-fourths years, and of Abraham Rowland, twenty-nine and three-fourths years. The chief cashier may be regarded almost as a head permanent ollicial of a state department, upon whom falls the duty of perpetuating Ihe traditions of a great and historical institution. Mr. May has been instrumental in in troducing many reforms, and is well known to b,s a strong supporter of the policy of adapting, as far as is consist ent with safety, the procedure of the Rank of England to the requirements of modern methods of business. His name is Known,- most widely, outside tne bank and the city, in con nection with the issue of Rank of Eng land notes, and an American puts in v 7 FRANK MAY. his record of a visit to the bank the following note: "A well-known New York banker had given me a letter of introduction to Mr. F. May, cash'er of the bank, whose signature, ly the way, is better known than that of any other person in the world, lor on every Rank of England note is printed a fac simile of his name in his own hand writing; and I may say here, further more, that a Rank of England note is the safest piece of paper in the world. Mr. May received me cjurteously. He is rather a good-looking Englishman, with a high forehead, clear eyes, short, thin, curly hair, a firm mouth and somewhat of the appearance of a stu dent, although he was a famous oars man in his day and a gocd all-round cricketer." Wanted to lie I'nmarrled. A young I'olish woman, whose maid en name is as unpronouncaable as her married name, which is Katerouwske, appeared at the Camden city hall this morning and asked I'ity Clerk Varney for a divorce. She declared that her husband had basely deceived her and that further union with him was a martial impossibility. "How long havo you been married, madam?" inquired the clerk. "Since yesterdajv' came the answer. "What has occurred to disturb your nuptial joj'?" "Why my husband told me he had 51,000 in bank, owned any quantity of real estate and was going to let me live in clover. I found on getting home that if there was any clover pasture for me I'd have to lind it myself. His stories of bank accounts are fables, pure and simple, while the real estate yarn is a hollow mockery." Mrs. Katerouwske was very indig nant when told she could not get a di vorce outside the chancery court, which would not grant such a document for the reasons detailed bv her. "Humph'.'' she ejaculated as she left the hall, "it's very funny that the man that married me i an't unmarry me." Philadelphia Evening Rulletin. Scientific Training. Prof. Von Helmlioltz, in a recent ad dress to the students of Columbia col lege In this city, said that the recog nized method of scientific work now was collection of knowledge, retention of that knowledge and its communica tion to mankind. There has been more accomplished by science during the last two centuries than during 2,000 j-ears previously. ' Careful observation makes the aftist and makes the brilliant scientist. Trace the connection between events and the laws that govern that connec tion until doing so becomes intuitional. Train the mind so that the strongest impressions will be made by the most important events until this also be comes intuitional. Following the ad vice of scientists of the last two centu ries and go on by careful, accurate, complete observations to great discov eries and great successes. Scientific American. Whtntllng Firework. One of the features at tho Crystal palace (London) fireworks display re cently was whistling pieces, which in burning give a wild, screaming noise. There is some mystery about how this noise is produced. Messrs. Rrock themselves are unable to say, and do not know anybody who can tell them. The firework consists of a stout paper tube 2i inches in length, and with a bore of about inch. About 2 inches of this little tubo are stuffed with picrate of potash, leaving tf inch or so empt'. When lighted by means of a fuse it does not explode, but burns away with great violence, and with the uncanny shriek which gives the thing its interest. Pyrotechnists have tried many other compositions and many other kinds and forma of tubes, but picrate of potash is the only thing that will give anything but the faint Vt trace of a whistle. ilJlf '' VOCABULARIES OF ANIMALS. Titer Have Language 'Which ilve Then Tower of Counnunlcabilltr. Certainly ono who believes in evo lution cannot deny the existence of a languago of some sort which enables the lower animals to communicate in a moro or less intelligent degree, says Mrs. W. A. Kellernian in Science. Even my o-ycar-old littlo girl feolr assured that animals can talk, "but not in our word.." Only yesterday I sent her to tho barn with an armful of fresh corn husks for our pony. Sho came running back with beaming countenance, exclaiming: Daisy was bo glad sho wanted to kiss me." Several years ago I took g-cat. interest in some lino Rrahma chickens we had raised from putfy little chicks. Thero was ono fine old grandmother hen which we bought to 6tart with. She came recommended as a "good mother." And a good mother hho provod to b. but she had her way of training a family. Sho Arent at it Id earnest. Sho clucked, and Bcratched, and pointed out the best things to eat. Sho was fully im pressed with tho fact that sho had a duty to periorra, and she had the courage to devoto herself entirely to this duty. Rut sho always Insisted upon early independence. Sho did not approve of chicks clinging to her and depending upon hor when they were able to "scratch" for them selves, and hence sho made it a rulo to wean" them early. Sho always gave them a parting lecture She looked very wise and solemn and eaJ cawed'' in a peculiar tone, while the chicks stood about her in a sort of dazed, sorrowful way, wondering no doubt what would becomo of them. Ono "talk" ended tho matter. Sho went off to roost alone and the deserted chicks huddled together, vaguely thinking: "What a cold world!" Another interesting characteristic about this old grandmother hen was her 6olicitudo for young hens who were just beginning to experience tho first inclinations to sot. Sho would stand before their nest and "talk" in the mast earnest, subdued tones; her vocabulary must have been quite extensive, for she could continue without hesitation for such a long tlmo. It always seemed to me that she was relating her own ex perience and giving advice to the ooung and inexperiencod of her kind. Certainly the young hens appeared to listen with all tho respect possi ble; they no doubt "thought" that sho magnified tho cares and respon sibilities; at least sho novnr dissuaded a young hen from her resolution to Bit. I agree with tho writer in tho last issuo of Science who says: "There Is no need of going beyond tho barn yard to hear a definite animal vocab ulary of a .considerable number of words." If our languago is tho re sult of evolution, it has como up through lower forms; and it is only legitimate to credit animals with a varying degree of power of coramuni cability. letroylug Hank of Kriglun.i Note. With tho bank of England tho de struction of its notes takes place about onco a week, and at 7 p. in. It used to bo dono in tho daytime, but mado such a smell that tho neighbor ing stockbrokers petitioned tho gov ernors to do it In tho evening. Tho notes aro previously cancelled by punching a hole through tho amount, in figures, and tearing off the signa ture of tho chief cashier. The notes aro burnod in a closed furnace, and tho only ugency employed is shav ings and bundles of wood. They usod to bo burnod in a cago, tho ro suit of which was that onco a" week tho city was darkened with burned fragments of notes. For future pur poses of rofcrencc, tho notes aro left for fivo years boforo being burned. Tho number of notes coming Into tho bank of England every day is about o.),0;X), and iioO.UO'J aro de stroyed every week or something liko 18.0OJ.O03 every year. The stock of paid notes for fivo years 19 about 77745,O JO in numbor, and they fill 13,400 boxes which, If placed sldo by side, would roach two and one-third miles. If tho notes were placed in a pile they would reach to a height of five and two-thirds miles; or, if joined end to end, would form a ribbon 12,455 miles long. A Queer Kleutrio Ciuctc T. F. Hudson, a convict in the Maryland penltoQtlary.haa construct ed a real horological oddity in the shapo of an electric clock. Tho dial is a semicircle of whito marblo with twolve marked at each corner, tho other numerals for tho hours being figurod along the arc It has ono hour hand and two minute hands, tho last two set opposite to each other, and in such a manner that one is seen at noon and tho other at midnight, and at no other time. Tho seconds aro marked on a dial that turns from right to left, while the pointer or second hand is stationary. Hudson is a born genius, and nearly every room in tho prison is adorned with a specimen of his ingenuity. ThU Hoy a Philosopher. Tommy Are you going to whip me, mammaP Mamma Yes, I am. Tommy. Tommy You said the other day that whipping never did mo any good, didn't you? Mamma I believe I did. Tommy Thon what's the use of whipping mo again? New Orleans Picayune. ftwla I.Hke The lakes of Switzerland aro greal ecttl.'ng beds of glacier mud. Every one has a gray river flowing into its upper end, a blue river leaving it at the other. Elevsn miles of the head of Lako Geneva have been filled up with the gray glacier grit of th Ilhono.