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Traveled 7,000 Miles in a Coffin.
Mrs. Hanna Lind, 80 years old and paralyzed, arrived at Tacoma. in the Etate of Washington, a few days ago, from the interior of Norway in a coffin shaped box, which was padded and otherwise arranged to make the trip comfortable. Her son, Henry Lind, went to Norway two months ago to visit his birthplace. He decided to bring his mother home with him - to the state of Washington where she will" pass the remainder of her days. As she could not travel 'in the ordinary manner, he hit upon the plan of mak ing a Norwegian coffin to serve as a conveyance in which she could be car ried aboard trains and steamer. In London this arrangement attracted much attention. Lind remained by his mother's side day and night during the trip of seven thousand miles, person ally feeding her at every merj. The mother cannot move her limbs. corpse, which she identified as her husband's, and relatives and friends confirmed the wife's identification. Governato was consequently officially registered as dead. The wife, who married again, was startled the other day to see her first husband reappear safe and Bound. He had spent five years in single, blessedness in Hun gary, and returned with a small for tune. . He took things coolly and shook hands with the second husband, but requested him to quit. The latter de clined, stating that the first husband was legally dead and the second mar riage valid. Woman a Wonder at 96. Mrs. Margaret Layman surprised yesterday residents of Rosbys Rock, V. Va., by walking on her 96th birth day into that town from her home, five miles in the country, and walking home again after taking dinner with friends. The old woman said she felt so spry she wanted to take a walk. She stopped several times along the road to visit friends, but declined all offers to be driven to town. When in town she did some shopping. She said she enjoyed walking over the old play ground of her younger days. At home she assists with the house keeping and cooking when the family will let her. New York World.' Submarine Pleasure Railway. The inventor who has designed a submarine railway system says that its objects are the conveyance of passen gers in cars below the surface of the water for pleasure or novel experience to facilitate the study of submarine ife or to serve as a means of convey-- ing persons across a stream where A Dog's Vitality. A startling story of canine vitality comes, from Dover, England. A park keeper there lost his terrior dog some weeks ago, and supposed it had been stolen. On passing a rabbit's hole, twenty-eight days after his loss, he beard a faint bark, and on the hole be ing dug open the poor dog was found In a shockingly emaciated condition but still alive. He had evidently fol lowed a rabbit until he became jammed, and could not extricate him self. The World's Smallest Postoffice. The postoffice building at Virginia California, has the distinction of being the smallest in the world. It is lo cated on the stage road which runs north from San Diego, and it is far jaway from any other building or habi tation. Upon the days which bring the stage past the tiny edifice the postmaster comes to the roadside office 'and awaits the coming of the stage which brings" the mail. When it ar rives the mail, which, has been de- General Postoffice, Virginia. posited in the letter drop by the five or six patrons of the office, is ex changed- for that which the stage has ,'brought for the Virginia office, and it ;is distributed in the rude local boxes ,' the locks being padlocks which have been attached to the office build ing. These being accessible from the outside, the presence of the postmas ter at times other than the coming of the stage is not essential. Images for the Blind. ! One of the latest and most ingenious inventions for the iastruction and de light of the blind, is a moving picture apparatus which has just been con etructed by a young French scientist, M. F. Bussant. In the machine the pic tures are shown by images in relief, and are apprehended, not by the eye, but by the touch. Through this -device it has been made possible to give to the blind an idea of the motion and displacement of objects in which the images in relief take the place of photographs. These reliefs, passing more cr less swiftly under their fin gers, enable them to follow with in terest, and - at the same time with profit for their intellectual develop ment, the flight of a bird, the motion of the stars in the sky, the galloping of a horse, a train of cars in motion, etc A Remarkable Lighthouse. The most extraordinary of all Brit ish lighthouses is to be found on Arn- ish Rock, Stornoway Bay a rock which is separated from the Island of Lewis by a channel over 500 feet wide. . On this rock a conical beacon is erected, and on its summit a lan tern is fixed, from which, eight after night, shines a light which is seen by the fishermen far and wide.' The way in which this lighthouse is illuminated is this: On the Island of Lewis is a lighthouse, and from a window in the tower a stream of light is projected on to a mirror in the lantern on the summit of Arnish Rock-' . Curious Bigamy Case. A curious bigamy, case is to be tried in Rome. Five years ago a corpse was found in a river. As a man named Governato had been missing from Mo ceaa, hia wife was called to see the Transportation Beneath the Surface. surface conveyance may for any rea son be undesirable. The invention comprises a car for passengers, con structed in a water-tight manner, and provided with an air' chamber to con fine under pressure a sufficient quan tity of air to supply the needs of the people while sealed up in the car. New York Tenement House. The law in " New York ' allow tenement houses a height.' of eighty five feet seven stories and - a base ment when the two first floors are fireproof, and 150 feet twelve stories rhen fireproof throughout. Chinese as Gamblers. Some years ago gambling was pro hibited in a part of Eastern Siam, and the government did everything it could to suppress the vice. It turns out, however, that this laudable action has seriously deranged the labor mar ket. The Chinese immigrants who labor in the mines, in that part of the country, rank gambling among the necessities of life, and the prohi bition kept them away. So the gov ernment has had to modify its policy accordingly. It now enacts that where there is a sufficiently large Chinese population gambling houses will be allowed. The gambling is to be restricted to Chinese. Farming in Norway. The rocky cliffs in Norway, are tilled year after year, and the farmer's whole energies are spent on pushing back. the wilderness, and his ideal is to bequeath to his son a few more feet of arable soil than he himself in herited from his father. For this pur pose he climbs to hardly accessible ridges, where his careful eye has de tected a brighter green, and mows the coarse and weedy grass. Next year he finds a finer crop, reaps it with joy, ties it in a bundle, and sends it down a wire which in the meantime he has rigged up communi cating with his barn coor. Ancient Speaking Trumpet. A curiosity of great antiquity is to be seen within St. Andrew's church at Willoughton, near Gainsboro, Eng. It is a quaint speaking trumpet with an obscure early history, dating back to the times of the Knights Templar. In shape it resembles a French horn, and is mere than .five feet long, having a bell at the end of the graduated tube. It was formerly six feet in length, but is now telescoped at the joints, where the metal has aparently decayed. Tra dition declares it was formerly sound ed from the tower to summon aid in case of need. Duck Shooting by Wholesale. The gunners at Fort Rosecrans, California, were testing a new 5-inch rapid-fire gun recently, the range be lt g on the water. By some mistake in cutting the fuse the shell exploded prematurely, about 100 yards from the gun and just over the place where a covey of wild ducks were swimming peacefully. Fourteen of them were killed by pieces of the shell. The soldiers went out in a boat and picked tfcem up, and they were served to the company for dinner. Calcutta Police. Policemen in Calcutta, India, wear this queer uniform and carry un- sbades. Heart on Wrong Side. The physicians of Fairmont, W. Va, are interested in the case of Frank Wavear. aged 9, whose heart, they say, is on me right side of his chest. The boy is healthy and robust, despite the unusual position of the organ. HERE Is a story in my mind perhaps you know it, but 111 tell it anyway. Once upon a time the'e were two frogs. They fell into a jar of milk. The jar was deep and there seemeM no way of escape. "I guess we're done for sorrow fully concluded- the Easily Discourag ed Frog, "and we might as well lie down and die now as later. "M a y b e you're right," replied the Hopeful Frog, "but I intend to keep on kicking" in the meantime." So, buoyed up by the spirit of the Hopeful Frog, the two kicked all night, and in the morning found no difficulty In mak ing their way out of the jar for the kicking had churn ed the milk into butter! The moral is ob vious, isn't it? I told that story to a discouraged friend of mine the other day. He pon dered unsmilingly over it for a space and then delivered himself of the fol lowing: That's all right, I believe in the kicking process. I'm kicking now but I've kicked so long without re sults that I guess it's a jar of butter milk I've fallen into." The moral here is also discernible. But don't think because the first kick .or two doesn't bring the butter, that you are doomed to kick unseen. Even it's only buttermilk, there are chances that the disturbance you raise will at tract attention and that some in dignant housewife will hastily assist you into freedom. - We're all born into a world of milk, it almost seems to me, which needs to be churned if we are to surmount our difficulties by success. There are several kinds, of kickers in this world. There are the diligent . kickers, the intellig ent kickers, the kick ers who kick any way, the kickers who waste all their strength on footballs and the kickers who are too lazy to kick but would like to. Then, of course, there are people who don't kick those who are too timid; or who sit upon this mundane sphere with a noble resignation, be lieving that if Fate intends them" to move Fate will do the necssary kick ing; or those who view with a laugh the world and its doings. But at present I'm talking about kicks and kickers. The intelligent kicker knows when he is in milk or buttermilk, and he governs his kick accordingly. More over, when there is nothing to be gained by kicking, he is wise enough to keep the peace and eijoy life. He never kicks without a definite purpose. The diligent kicker generally gets what' he wants; because he makes himself so disagreeable if he doesn't. The other fellow gives in 'to keep the peace. When the diligent kicker gets home in the evening his dinner is steaming hot on the table at the mo ment desired but his family hates him, as a rule. He kicks at the office until the office machinery runs like clockwork, but he incurs the ill will of his clerks- If he's a clerk he kicks until his salary is raised if he isn't "fired." The diligent kicker obtains his ends usually, but he isn't loved. The man who is too lazy to kick but would like to, is generally the man at the foot of the ladder. He's the man who says "Aw,' what's the use!" He never amounts to anything. Not so the kicker who kicks on principle, or the kicker who kicks anyway. The one who kicks on principle may be a pretty good sort of fellow when the mania isn't upon him. He is the kind who re fuses to give up his nickel to the he can't find a seat. The principle is all right, and if his fellow beings would join their kicks to his on the spot, there might be resultant good and we'd have a better street car service. But as a rule he is ridicul ed for a fool, and has to pay up or get off the car. The man who kicks anyway is something we have to bear. He 1 can't help it. It's in the blood, you might as well try to cure a mule. He never gains anything by his kicking unless it's an accident. He is in all walks of society. He would die if he couldn't kick. It's only mental relaxation. There is another class of kicker the man who stands in front of a stone wall and bruises his tone im- potently against it. Here is unthink ing labor striking without intelli gence, and here are the unreasoning discontented. The man who kicks at a stone wall is to be more pitied than despised. He needs help, and, for the good of -ourselves as well as of him, if should be given him,, Ana again tnere is ine one wno vents his righteous wrath kicking at the atmosphere when he should be operating upon something solid. Oh, I know that kin d too inti mately to take a pleasure in volu- uble discourse c o n c e r n.i n g it. Lots of us have courage to punish the air in the bosoiri of our fami lies presenting a mild and meek countenance wnen in the presence of the hated but powerful object of our kicks. Many good laws are the result of strenuous "k ick Ings." Don't waste all your "kicks" on little things. The big ones can stand it best. Most men attain success through their own kicking, but there are some who need to be kicked into greatness. Many great names would have been lost to the world if a good kicker hadn't been behind the dreaming poet. the lazy musician, the happy-go-lucky artist, the drunken writer. A mule is respected from the rear, but that doesn't prevent us from hit ting him over the head A man who doesn't occasionally kick is overrun by his neighbors, his fellow clerks and employers. Never kick at a man who's down he may get up again. Kick to create an interest in your self. Kick for justice. Kick for amuse ment. Kick for courage. Kick for principle. Lie on your back and kick with four feet, if necessary, for self- respect. Kick yourself when you de serve it. But don't don't kick chron Rally for mere meanness. And. whatever you do, don't allow yourself to toe a general kicker. E. K. Wooley in Chicago Record-Herald. English Coal Fields. Th eastern division of the South Wales coal fields will probably be completely exhausted in . forty-two years The Denbighshire and Flint shire fields may last two and a half centuries. Cut lorn s tarly - Ambition. It was the ambition of Shelby M. Cullom's earlyvyouth to become a dry goods clerk and perhaps eventually to own a store. , He sought a clerkship, but failed to get it, and then went In for the study of law. Left Too Suddenly. Mrs. Jones Do your cooks stay with you long? Mrs. Brown Well, no. I tried to get a snap-shot at the last one with my camera, but she was too quick fcr the instrument. Judge. An Excellent Motto. B. L. WInchell, vice president- and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco railmad, has sent out an unconventional bulletin to the com pany's employes headed "Motion means money." The circular says: "President Yoakum In a recent inter view gave utterance to these signifi cant and forceful words. The senti ment could not have been better cov ered or made plainer by the use of a thousand sentences. Let us impress this idea upon every official and em ploye of the system jid make it our watchword : 'Motion means . money.' Standing around doesn't earn us a cent." Work of Club Women. South Carolina club women through their State Federation have awarded sixteen scholarships in various educa tional Institutions of their state, rang ing from kindergarten training schools to colleges. First Discovery of Diamonds. Diamonds are said to have been first found in the state of Bahia .in 1821, in the range of mountains known as Ser- ra do Sincora, but not until 1844 when Jose Pereira do Prado, who was traveling from that region to Bahia City and camped for the night on the bank of the Mocuge, a small tributary to the Paraguacu river, and there by accident found a quantity of diamonds was any impetus given to mining for the precious -stones. Was Worth Holding Up. - A. H. Curtis, cashier of the National Bank of North America, New York recently carried $4,000,000 with him In money from the bank's old home to its new quarters. The Season's Salmon Pack. This season's salmon pack on the Columbia ,river amounted to about 113,000 cases. The total catch is est! mated equal to 150.000 cases. House a Gigantic Scrapbook. From garret to basement in the large house of a Leeds (England) mineral water . manufacturer is a gigantic scrapbook, every notable theatrical poster of the last twenty years being pasted on the walls. The Gulf Stream. . The gulf stream is 200 fathoms deep off Cape Florida. Near Cape Hatteras the depth is only half as great, the stream appearing to have run uphill, with an ascent of 10 inch es to the mile. A Problem Solved. Cabbel, Kans., Dec. 22nd. This part of Kansas has solved the great question. How can Kidney Troubles be cured, and as Rheumatism, Bright's Disease, Diabetes and other ailments resulting from Diseased Kidneys are common to. all parts of the country the news is of great interest. The cure is Dodd's Kidney Pills. Hundreds of people will tell you th.'s of their own experience. Take J. B. Cunningham for example. He had Kidney Trouble of long standing. He sought relief in vain. He had tried Doctors and Medicines of . different kinds. Finally he tried Dodd's Kidney Pills and he stopped right there. No one who tries Dodd's Kidney Pills for Kidney Complaint ever needs to look any further. Here is what Mr. Cun ningham says: "Dodd's Kidney Pills are all right for Kidney Trouble. : I have used them and know for they have done me more good than anything I ever used." ' ' A man is not in a calm condition when he finds it impossible to raise the wind. . There are plenty of people who hav become depressed and discouraged, because that dry, hacking, cough, hangs to them continually. They have taken much medicine, mostly of the advertised quack sort, nothing like Dr. August Koenig's Hamburg Breast Tea, the discovery of a then' noted German physician 60 years ago. We do not say that this will cure a case - where the lungs are badly dis eased, for it wilf not, and up to this date there is nothing that will cure under these conditions; but on the other hand, if the lungs are not hard hit, the patient should take Dr. August Koenig's Hamburg Breast Tea, a cup full every night on going to bed, have it hot, drink slowly, then every other night rub the throat and top portion of the lungs with St Jacobs Oil, cover with oil silk, let it remain an hour, then remove. '- Eat good, plain, nour ishing food, life in the open air as much as possible. By all means sleep as near out of doors as possible, that is, windows wide open, except- in the very severe weather. Take a cold sponge bath every morning; then im mediately nib the body vigorously with a coarse towel. Take Dr. August Koenig's Hamburg Drops every other day according to directions. One can buy the three remedies for $1.25 of any reliable druggist. . Begin" the treatment at once and see how much better you will be almost within at week's time. Auto Beats Trair. jr Queen Christina has just experi enced a demonstration of t ie Kpeed of ihe automobile which she describes to ail her friends. She was taking the ti ain to cross the Spanish frontier, and the Marquis de Tovar, the' Duke de Potomayoe, and M. Augular, secretary t3 the king, drove up in an automobile to bid her good-bye. When the train departed they started off at full speed and arrived in time to welcome the queen at Hendaye. -They then con tinued the race a' second time, and met her at Bavonne. Rice in South Texas. The Government report for 1002 shows that Texas holds' the world's record for the production of rice. Some of the best rice lands in the State are along the line of the M. K. & T. Ry. An interesting book on Texas will be sent on request. James Barker, Gen'l Pass. Agent, M. K. & T. Ry., 501 Wainwright Bldg., St. Louis. VELLOW CLOTHES ARB UNSIOHTI.Y. KeeD them white with Red Cross Ball Blue. All grocers sell large St oz. package, 5 cents. Discovered Gigantic Glacier. Rev. James Outram, a noted Scot tish mountain climber, who has been visiting unexplored districts of . the Rocky mountains in British Columbia, says he discovered on Mount Colum bia a gigantic glacier covering 200 square miles. Brandy For Statesmen. It is a custom in the Belgian par liament, when a member is making a long speech, to be supplied with brandy as a beverage, at the expense of Uie government. Swim With Eyes Above Water. Garfish, sunfish, basking shark and dolphins all have the habit of swim- .; ming with their eyes above the sur face of the water. THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED IT will use no other. Defiance Cold Water Starch has no equal in Quantity or Qual ity 16 os. (or 10 cents. Other brands contain only 12 oa. , Altitudinous Luncheon. Recently a company of fifty Phila- delphians had the novel experience of eating luncheon at the top of a brick chimney 275 feet high. The stack had just been completed and the luncheon was in celebration of that fact: An Improvised elevator took the guests up the shaft, of the chimney, which is eighteen feet in diameter and five feet from the top a platform was built cn which the tables were placed. Perfume and Drunkenness. A storekeeper named Cert Seny- man of Harrismitb. South Africa, has been fined $50 and costs for selling to a native a bottle of perfume, contain ing more than 60 per cent of pure spirits. The evidence showed that the native drank the perfume, and was discovered shortly afterward hopelessly luloxicatc-d lying in the gutter. ALTON RESUMES FAST ST. LOUIS TRAIN SERVICE. Passengers destined to St. Louis and points east should go via the Kan sas City gateway, thereby securing the advantage of the Chicago & Alton s at 9 p. m., arriving in St. Louis at 7:08 -a. m. Chair cars free of extra charge. Compartment sleeping cars. The Al- ton keeps their light a'shining just ahead of the rest. Write to L. D. . Cooper, Traveling Passenger Agent, Chicago & Alton Railway, Kansas City, Mo., for lowest rates. When a red-headed woman hasn't a red-headed temper, it is a sign it la bleached. Spoilea ' Postal Cards. Postal cards which have' been spoiled and not sent through the mails If entire are now redeemed at ail posv offices under the sliding scale of valua tions by which the postmaster will pay 7 cents for 10 cards, 18 cents for 25 cards. 37 cents for 50 cards, 75 cents for 100 cards. The cards are to be wrapped ia bundles of 25. xu Liie uuuBi-vue wuu uoa uui yet become acquainted with the new things of everyday use in the market and .who is reasonably satisfied with the old. we would suggest that a trial cf Defiance Cold Water Starch be made at once. Not alone because it is guar anteed by the manufacturers to be . superior to any other brand, but be cause each 10c package contains 16' czs., while all the other kinds con- tain but 12 ozs. It is safe to say that the lady who onco uses Defiance Starch will use no other. Quality and quantity must win. It doesn't take a great deal of kiss ing of lips . to kiss away all their sweetness. - Appreciated His Mercies. ' Bishop Wilberforce used to tell a story of a greedy clergyman who, when asked to - say grace, looked anxiously to see if there were cham pagne glasses on the table. If there vere he began: "Bountiful Jehovah!" But If he saw only claret glasses, he said : "We are not worthy of the fcast of thy mercies." Catarrb Catkt,t Cared with LOCAL. APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acta directly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hail's Catarrh Cure is not a qnack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years, and la a r3gular pre scription. It is composed of the best tonics known, combined with the best blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of the two ingredients ia what produces such wonderful results in curiae Catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo, 0 Sold by druggists, price 75c Ball's Family Pills are th best. A man may be known by 'the com pany he doesn't keep. flrat dAj'm n -a of Ir Kline's ti rrmt Kerve Kestof-eK. Eeod for FREE 82.00 tri.-sl bottle and treatise. Ba a. b. Kuu, Lfu, mi area sc. A man about to be married should never take himself oft into a corner Owes Position to Accident. ' ; Alard Sheck. military attache of the German embassy in Washington, is said to owe his appointment to his close resemblance to President Roose velt, the German emperor himself hav ing remarked this and suggested the brilliant young officer for the billet. I to not believe Piao's Cure for Consumption has xa equal for coughs and colds Johs J Both, Trinity Springs, Inrt.. Pan. 1ft, 1900. vviee riEiirea never lie. wak "How about figures of speech?" i i i 1 1 1 uiuuiLv auu f i l i n iiiiiiii.i is taking the place of all others. Stumped tne Professor. . A "Brown university student odpo had the audacity to ask Prof. Caswell whether his name would not be as ejl without the C Resembles the Magpie. . The vizcacha of the South A merj lean pampas has exactly the tami trick of collecting bright objects thai we know so well in ihe magpie. Th vlzcacba is a badger-like animal.