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The Heart, the Reason, and the Fist.
The heart said "You love her!" The reason said "Nav!" The heart said "Go seek herf" The reason said 'Stay!" The heart and tre reason Thus quarreled all day; , Then went Into i-;'imber. Katigued from tne fray. The feet of the heart are The vassals, for they Right now to the maid's house Are finding the way, New Orleans Timps-Democrat. Portland Has Its Oddities. Portland does not claim to be a eity of wonders, but when 1ft comes to showing curious sights it can be counted on to have a long suit every time. Over at the Cape, where they have many strange and wonderful things, not the greatest of which are the famous cabbages, this strange sight is to be seen, for it has not yet passed from view. . There near Alewive brook, on the road to Two Lights, is to be seen a post growing into a tree. The tree is a big willow, and the post was nailed up against it as part of a fence a good forty years ago. The nails held firm and still hold. The tree kept on growing and has now grown out around the post so that now the for mer section of fence is imbedded fully ten inches. The wocd and bark have also grown over' the top. until not more than fifteen inches of what was originally a four-foot post are to be seen. The rest has become a part of the tree. Some farmer of a future generation when he comes to cut this great wil low down will be surprised to find a well-preserved post inside and the occurrence, like the tomahawk, will doubtless go on record and antiquari ans will try to reckon what prehistoric race put the post there. Portland, Ale., Advertiser. Have Twin and Triplet Habit. Isaac Wineberger, a paperhanger of Washington, has been reduced to pov erty by the multitude of his children. He is the father of three sets of twins and one set of triplets. Wineberger's wife gave birth to tvins Feb. 19. The husband was left at home to care for the three little girls who were boru July 25, 101. Wineberger was born in Bavaria, and came to this country 31 years ago, and to Washington 14 years ago. He has been married twice, his wive3 being sisters. By his first wife he had two sets of twins, all boys; the eldest pair are now 12 years old and the second S. They are going to school in Nor Tistown, Pa., and are supported by his brother-in-law. By his second wife he has one pair of twins, and the triplets are girls but one. Wineberger is a small man, weighing about 115 pounds, and his wives weighed less than 90 pounds each. New York World. Feats of Eastern Gardeners. The Chinese, Japanese and Siamese are peculiarly skillful at botanical feats. One of their wonderful achieve ments is known as the "changeable rose." This bloom is white in the shade, aud red in the sunlight. After night or in a dark room this curiosity of the rose family is a pure, waxy white blossom. When transferred to the open air, the transformation im mediately steps in, the time of the entire change of the flower from white to red depending on the degree of sunlight and warmth. First the petals take on a kind of washed or faded blue color, and rapidly change to a faint blush of pink. The pink gradu ally deepens in hue until you find that your lily-white rose of an hour before is as red as the reddest peony that ever bloomed. Many to Buy Shoes For. John K. Boniface of Morristown, N. J., holds the family record for this part of the country. The stork visited his home recently for the twentieth time and left a boy. Mr. Boniface is a prosperous, merchant. Only two of the children are married and the others live with him. Several years ago Mr. Boniface enlarged his dining room and now his table extends into the parlor. Queer Phraseology. An example of the ravages which the British tariff discussion is making in London is given by W. L. Alden. He says : " 'Are you a little pigger or a little hoggerr I asked of Bradley the other morning as I met him on the top of a Picadilly bus. I pride myself on being able to make courteous and pleasant remarks early in the day. "Neither," he replied, "I am a universal ewine.' " Handcuffs With a History. Deputy Sheriff David Dean of Taun ton. Mass., has a pair of handcuffs with a history. They were presented to him by Maj. Jones In 1873. when the latter was at the head of the state police. Since that time, the sheriff says, they have been on the wrists of every man on trial for mur der or manslaughter in Plymout ounty. . Superstition Carried Far. So sacred is the person of the em poror of Korea that to touch -his body with a weapon of iron constitutes higsi trvason. Rather than violate this fcs Jition, Hieng-tson"g-tai-ong allowed an abscess to put an end to his life in 1 800', believing it would be .wrong for b:m to submit to the surgeon's lancet. A NOVELTY IN COASTING. The "Jumper" Is the Invention of an Englishman. - As an Improvement on the regular toboggan, an Englishman has invented whst he calls the "jumper" for use when the snow is on the ground. It is really a sled with only one runner on which one must preserve a proper balance while going at a rapid rate down hill. The single-runner sled Is steel shod, the runner being from one and one half inches in width, and the bearing on the snow is from three to four feet long, the front being given an upward curl. Just behind the center of the length is fixed an upright upon which, is firmly fastened a seat. The height of the seat is a purely arbi trary matter, but it will readily be seen that the higher the seat the greater the skill required to balance and guide the "jumper." Somewhat the same thing is the case with the runner, for the greater the length the harder it is to keep it going in the desired direction, as it passes over little inequalities In the track, which terd to make it swerve over. The balance is maintained by a quick movement of the hands or feet, which anticipates any impulse on the part of the "jumper" to go over to either side. A skilled coaster gen erally uses his feet for this purpose, and by a judicious twisting of his hands upon the seat keeps the sled in the desired direction. Although the track is usually a straight one, the "jumper" is able to negotiate curves Just as easily; but the ideal track is A long, straight, snowy stretch of hill running down till it meets the level ice of a frozen lake, whereon the sled gradually slackens speed. DOCTORS DO TASTE DRUGS. Physician Corrects an Impression Which Is Widespread. "Do doctors know how their own medicine tastes?" was a- question put to a group of physicians. "To be sure," said one, "but we have hard work to convince our pa tients that we do. If you only knew how this beastly stuff tastes, doctor, you wouldn't ask me to take it' that is what they say. And they are hard-headed people, too, who say that people who are by no means raving fa delirium. It's hard ever to con vince them that a doctor has a tast ing acquaintance with his medicine. " 'How did you find out about it?' i3 one of their trump questions. 'You have never been laid up with all the diseases in the dictionary. How did you learn what the different remedies taste like?" It never occurs to the average patient that tasting drugs is a part of the medical student's educa tion, and that no man is qualified to practice until he has learned the flavor of the medicines he expects to prescribe." MANSFIELD WEARS FINE CROWN Expensive Accessory in Production of "Ivan the Terrible." An actor never wore a crown so ex pensive as the one which . Richard Mansfield wears In "Ivan the Terri ble." It is somewhat grandiloquently styled "the crown of the Monomachs," since it was to that dynasty that Czar Ivan belonged. The cost of the imitation crown was 1325. The outside covering, is pure gold, and under it, to give the crown its firmness, is copper. The black bor der around the bottom is the finest Russian sable. The lining is of purple velvet- Of course the stones set into the crown are only imitations. If they were real the bauble would be worth nearer $3,000,000 than $300. They represent the most splendid ru bies, emeralds and pearls. Famous Ship's Bell. The ship's bell of the famous Brit tannic which ship has now been brok en up has been given a place of hon or In Liverpool. It is artistically mounted under a polished wood can opy, and bears on its surface a whit star. Daring her thirty years' career the Britannic traveled 2,232,999 miles. FOR USE AMONG EXPLOSIVES. Handy Locomotive- That Has Neither ; ' Fire Nor Flame. The accompanying illustration shows a handy little locomotive that has been designed and built at the Hohenzollern works in Dusseldorf for use in factories that are devoted to the manufacture of gunpowder and high explosives. Although it is a steam engine, it has no firebox, nor does it carry fire or flame of any kind whatever. For its motive power it depends entirely upon its boiler or hot water reservoir, which is filled with water, under a pressure of sever al hundred pounds to the square 'inch and a corresponding temperature of seeral hundred degrees. This is an adaptation of a system that has been in use for many years, which has found considerable favor in Germany. The boiler is charged from a station ary plant with water heated to a point far beyond the temperature at which it would boil under atmospher ic pressure. When the locomotive commences to move and the steam is drawn off from the boiler, the press ure, of course, is lowered, and as soon as it falls below the point correspond ing to the temperature of water the latter begins to boil, giving fresh sup plies of steam. Thus, as the engine is operated there Is a fall of pressure with a corresponding boiling of the water. FENCE PAINTING MADE EASY. Pittsburg Company Is Turning Out a Valuable Device. A Pittsburg company is offering the bristle brushes for painting wire fencing shown herewith. They have a malleable iron frame, fitted with a high grade steel spring 6 inches long, there being an opening between ex treme limits of five and three-quarters inches and between brushes of one inch. The brushes are held in posi tion by a set screw. At the forward end of each arm is a socket to hold the brushes, the socket being extend ed into a cup to catch any drippings of paint should too. much be -taken. Paint is poured into the cup at the top of the arm and works down through the brushes, any surplus be ing caught in the brush cups and may be returned to the can. As the paint gravitates to the bottom brush the user can readily equalize the distri bution by reversing the device, using the bottom one on top. The manu facturers state that with this brush it is easy to paint seventy to eighty rods of fence a day, and do a good job, without spilling paint. The brushes are referred to as also being suitable for painting light structural work, and can be made for painting heavy structural material. PRIZED BELL IS RECOVERED. Remarkable Salvage Feat Recently Performed in Burma. One of the sights of the Shwe Da gone Pagoda in Burma is a gigantic bell of bronze weighing forty-two and a quarter tons, and said to be the third largest bell in the world, the largest being in Moscow and the next largest in Mingin, also in Burma. Af ter conquering Burma the British un dertook to carry the great Rangoon bell to Calcutta as a trophy, but dropped it overboard in the Rangoon river, where it defied all the efforts of the engineers to - raise it. Some years later the Burmese, who had not ceased to mourn its loss, begged to be allowed to recover it Their petition was granted, and by attaching to it an incredible number of bamboo floats the unwieldy mass of metal was finally lifted from its muddy bed and triumphantly restored to its place. Quickly Answered. A Portland, Me., traveling man had been planning all the year to be in attendance upon the golden wedding anniversary of his parents, but when the time came he found that he was too far from home to get there in sea son. Accordingly he" sent a valuable present to the old people and a tele gram to his father. - The latter read: "Dear Dad Is marriage a failure?" The answer came back in an incredi bly short time: "No, but the results sometimes are.! . Italian Coal Wagon. An Italian housekeeper bays at a time just enough charcoal for one day. So the coalman goes bis round every morning- - QUEER TRICK OF LIGHTNING. Photograph of Steamboat Plate Glass Mirror. Among the queer tricks . played by flashes of lightning is that of photo graphing a steamboat on a plate glass mirror. The mirror, was sent from Chattanooga. Tenn, to Decatur, Ala., by way of a Tennessee river- boat, and during the night a heavy thunder shower came up. While the storm was a, its heignt, . another' steamboat passed the first, and it was observed that the second boat was reflected in this mirror, which was on the low or deck of the first boat, facing tke water. " - No particular attention was paid to the incident until a few days ago, when the pwner, standing almost par allel witbj the riirror, happened to glance across its surface. There he saw a perfect photograph of the river craft. It was found upon .juvestlga tion that the likeness could not be removed, and cculd be seen only from one angle. BUTTONS FROM FRUIT SEEDS. South American Plant From Which Its Owners Derive Fortunes. In Central America there Is a fruit producing palm which has quite met amorphosed the button business and formed the nucleus of one of the most important industries. The seed of this fruit contains a milk that is sweet to the taste and, is relished by the natives. The milk, when allowed to remain-in the nut long enough, be comes hardened, and turns into a sub stance as hard as the ivory from an elephant's tusks. The plant which produces these nuts is called the ivory plant. Most of the buttoce used in America, whether called . lirr, pearl, bone, horn or rubber, cone from this source. The ivory plant is one of the wonders of the age, and is rewarding its growers with vast for tunes'. The nuts are exported by the shipload to big button factories, from which they issue forth in every con ceivable design, color, grade and classification of button. An Elastic Wheel. M. Roussel, a Frenchman, has in vented a new wheel for heavy freight wagons. As will be seen from the drawing, the spokes are replaced by flat steel springs that are bolted to the felloes. It is said to be an ideal wheel for touring automobiles. A Curious Dog Tax. In Brussels the dog tax is managed on a very odd system, dogs being taxed according to their value instead of at a fixed rate. The various suburbs have different rates, too, so that a man living at Ixelles pays perhaps a trifle' less for his dog than he would if he had a house in Boisfort. A rich Belgian, who was noted among his friends as being a trifle "near," as the Scotch say, owned a very valuable dog. When looking about for a house in the capital ne selected one in the district where he would have to pay the1 least' for his dog. Unfortunately, his cleverness was misplaced on this occasion, for his work lay at some distance from his house, and the sums expended for cab hire more than made up for the extra dog tax. New York Herald. . rj. a o r KT 4 "The firmament showeth his handi work." Psalm xix., 1. W'hen-nifrht her sable veil has flun? Far out. until it shrouds the world. We marvel how each mesh is hung With 8 tars,- and how each fold la pearled With strands of living Are whose glow Comes faintly through the outer mist Where subtle colors ebb and flow From ebony to amethyst. t Then man looks In the Jeweled sky Where patiently the planets climb. And there Is held before his eye The unsolved mystery of time. He traces all the wanderings- Of restless universe and world. But where the hand that onward flings The stars with such precision hurled? What Is the all-explalnlng word Writ with the stars for man to need? Why is It in its grandeur blurred That straining eyes may never read? Whv. when our sight has found the place Wherein the farthest star Is set Do unknown fingers swiftly trace A constellation farther yet? Each star that sends Us laughing light Has that deep secret long possessed: It trembles on the lips of Night The knowledge hidden In her breast. Yet man repeats his What and Why. And frets for that he never sees How that the stars have made reply Through God's xmnumbered centuries. W. E. ii.. in Chicago Tribune. . A Four-footed Goose. In the museum at Paris may be seen a very curious specimen of the palmiped family. It Is a -goose which has four feet, two of which are atro phied and placed on the right side. She often lays eggs, but they are al ways malformed and the shell . is -so brittle that it breaks, if touched! ever 'so gently. Efforts have been made to preserve some of the eggs, but in vain. The goose enjoys the best of health, and. in spite of Its deformi ties, seems likely to live for some time.- Ohio State Journal. Oddities of Great Men. Shelley could spend an entire da Coating little paper boats on any water he chanced to be near. I Poor Goldsmith's "oddities and eccentrici ties" were chiefly dandyisms, and the story of his peach blossom coat is known the world over. Montaigne had an aversion for Friday, and, while he preferred odd numbers, he would not sit down to a table with thirteen per sons. , A Recipe From the Forest. When the Oak leaf is the size of a Squirrel's foot take a stick like a '"row's bill and make holes as big as Coon's ear and as wide apart as Fox tracks. Then plant your corn, that It may ripen before the Chestnut splits and the Wood chuck begins his winter's sleep. From Ernest Thomp son Seton's "Fable and Woodmyth" in the Century. Grasp of Murdered Man. Dr. Waldo, city of London coroner, said In a lecture recently that a weap on in the hand of a ma who had been murdered is always tightly grasped, so that the fingers sometimes have to be severed before it can be released. In the case of suicide there ts no grasp at all. Commercial Value of the Birch. Birch is of slow growth, but of cer tain commercial value. New England is richer every year to the extent of several million dollars tor the birch that grows in the waste places of her forests. Sage-Tea Wisdom. The wise man. or sage, according to the wisdom of old. is he who strength ens his memory and his most vital powers with that simplest of all ton ics, a cup of sage tea, served hot and strong, and freshly brewed! Country Life in America, Four Babes in One Year. Mrs. Hannah Jones of Conwyl El fed, Wales, has given birth to two pairs of twins in one year. A boy and a girl were born on Feb. 3. 1903, and two girls arrived on Dec. 27, 1903. All four babies were doing well at last ac counts. Wireless Telegraphy at Pekin. The Italian legation at Pekin hai been provided with a wireless teleg raphy station which enables direct communication to be maintained be tween the legation and vessels of the Italian fleet in Chinese waters. Valuable Refuse. It Is estimated that the value of the refuse of Washington for one year is $1,200,000, thus distributed: Metals thrown away, $500,000; rags, $250,000; paper. $250,000; bottles, $150,000; rub ber, $50,000. , Temperance In France. A very important temperance move ment is in progress In France, under the auspices of the Union Anti-Alco-holique. It is directed especially against absinthe and brandy. Different After Marriage. "I has seen some men," said Uncle Eben, "dat would lose any amount o sleep serenadin a gal an' den refuse to git up early enough to staht de fire aftuh dey's married." Walking in Tibetan Desert. Sven Hedin described walking in a sandstorm in the Tibetan desert as being "like wading against running water or liquid mud." Women Bookbinders. Forty-three per cent of all employes in the Austrian bookbinding trade are women and 13 per cent children. Life of Average Seaman. The British Board of Trade has found that the life of the average sea man is twentv-eieht vears. EMPTY NOW. How One Woman Quit Medicine. "While a coffee user my stomach troubled me for years," says a lady of Columbus, 0.r "and I had to take medi cine all the time. I had what I thought wis the best stomach medicine I could get, had to keep getting It filled all the time at 40 cents a bottle. I did not know what the cause of my trou ble was but just dragged along from day to day, suffering and taking medi cine ail the time. . "About six months ago I quit tea and coffee and began drinking Postum and I have not had my prescription filled since, which is a great surprise to me for it proves that coffee was the cause of all my trouble although I nev er suspected it. "When my friends ask -me how I feel since I have been taking Postum I say. To tell the truth I don't feel at all only that I get hungry and eat everything I want and lots of it and it never hurts me and I am happy and well and contented all the time.' "I could not get my family to drink Postum for a while until I mixed it in a little coffee and kept on reducing the amount of coffee until I got it ail Pos tum. Now they all like it and they never belch it up like coffee. "We all know that Postum is a sun shine maker. I tea it helps one great ly for we do not have to think of aches and pains all the time and can use our minds for other things." - Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. . The one who has to bother wits coffee aches and pains is badly handi capped in the race for fame and for tune. Postum is a wonderful rebuild er. There's a reason. Look in each package for the fam ous little book, "The Road to Well ville." " Find Rare Roman Relics. Excavations on the site of an old Roman castle near Weissenburg. mid dle Franconia, yielded valuable finds, such as tiles, buckles, rings and coins. The most important - object found, however, is a jointed Roman meas ure, exactly a Roman foot long, made of bronze. It is said , that only ons f other specimen exists, which was un earthed at Pompeii and is now in the Naples Museum. - Korean Dress. Bight years ago an attempt was made to Introduce European dress in Seoul, but the change could not be made because of conservative oppo sition, especially on the part of the women. At present the only Koreans who wear European parments are th soldiers and policemen. Cotton Spinning in India. British India had in 18S3 sixty-two cotton factories, with 1,554.000 spin dles and 15.000 looms. Now the num ber of factories is 201. of spindles. 5,164,000, of looms nearly 44,000. The capital invested in these establish ments' is $60,000,000, and the number of persons employed in the industry is over 1,000.000. Largest Clock in the World. What is claimed to be one of the largest clocks in the world has been placed in a new tower in Elizaberh. N. J. It is thirty-eight feet in diameter, with eighteen-foot hands. The tower, is 330 feet high, was built expressly for the clock, which will be illuminat ed at night. Tea M aking Simplified. is springing up among Ceylon for a new prepa- It is soluble, and there a 'question whether its due to its being more A demand the natives of ration of tea. seems to be popularity is economical or soluble tea is to the ease with which turned into a beverage, made with warm water as it can be Last, Yet First. Japan was the last nation to enter the circle of world powers, but her emperor's pedigree makes the" pedi grees of other sovereigns look shabby. He is the 122d in unbroken, direct des cent, the founder of his house being contemporary with Nebuchadnezzar, 666 B. C. Greek Alphabets. It is a matter of history that the Greek alphabet as we know it to-day was introduced about '350 B. C. Pre vious to that time there were no less than six alphabets in use in Greece, and no man could consider himself abreast of the times unless he was master of the six. Hard Choice for Mother. When a sword and a pair of scis sors, according to Gregory of Tours, was sent to the queen by the Kings Childeber and Lothaire, it was .meant for her to choose the fate of her sons, whether they should be put to death, be deprived of their hair or enter a convent. First German Woman Doctor. The first woman who got the degree of doctor of medicine in Germany was the wife of a pastor named Erxleben. She got it at the University of Halle, Just 150 years ago. ' EUPARILLA TONIC STIMULANT ALTERATIVE APERIENT ANT1-L1TH1C DIURETIC ahium m DYSPEPSIA, CATAWH RHEUMATISM THE McPIKE DRUG CO. TC!0. KAMA. THE TONIC OP ALL TONICS THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER THE STRENGTH BUILDER -THE NERVE TONER THE HEALTH GIVER THE LIFE SAVER It Is Harmltss It Is Safa. It Is Pleasant It Is Sera AT YOUR DRUGGIST'S -Sr i i - i