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I he lakes a pn ina lure ilepartiiiv trotn a w ot I.l in w In. h 1 he inlj'.lil easily 1 ha e II ii for fol l y I years longer If he lia l ailoptej Koine I lay less II III Mi lis tia.U. , H11I lie mav lu't li ; A Lineman at to inn h even (.in h WorK. nn 1 nil as t hut . Una t-Ii ;iinl liainplii i; himfs may snuff out his liti. in tliii inurse if his first , llill s w hi k The si iii 1- in wartime takes a roi il ( iniiiiy risks, Inst for the tlreinan it Is , nlwavs war Ii is nei illi ss In leeount the ha. arils of m 1 11.1 1 tire lihtim:. I lii si' nn. I'l'iii rallv api'ii'i iiileil - the lu ll of mu.iI,,. anil llauie, the forloin l.op.'s aim im i inini; floors 1111.I lallim; walls, the ii'si iie ilasln s thr.mi:h vol1 i iinie wIiiiIhws into eraleis i f IhwIhk ' reals, all striki the pupiihir itiuii:liin (ion like t'ie snliliin's Patties, lint t'.io A Toller of the Sra. I fiiptnan'g danpera ilu not eml with huttlrs. (o la risking his l;t u loss t-poctaeular ways all tho tinu. llis mere exoroises are tiaarilous. Sonu- 4l..... V. .. .1 . I nines nt- iiiiips iinini a 1001 10 lost, a nafoty-net. If ho nets killed h has proved that tho net U not satisfac tory. Sometimes he has occasion to try a now extension ladder. If you have ever had to climb a ladder eighty r mora feet hlfih. resting against the OCCUPATIONS: MEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES DAILY IN PURSUING THEIR ORDINARY AVOCATIONS sl.ii- if ii house, yiui Know that tin' sensation Is thrilling. Hut t!iat 1st as common p!;u c ii.h walking upstair rum. p.ii.'il with tlic sensation tif climbing n l.i.l Irr I Imt nets against nothing. The ii'i iiii'i.ili'Uii leverage put u stinln up in tl:r low.r iiil of tin' contrtvnttrs that will an h mil a Haw If there Is :n tin :i'. mi. I a puff nf wind imii shift lln' i :.('! nf I'liiMiy ami capsize the w hole appatiitus. Seine yiais nr.ii II good il :il i f nt '"iilimi was iiitini ted in tlii heroism nf a tin' i ii it i li driver who turned Ms r.il!. pii':: I.'iiiii 111:11111 1 Kit rli'a!ri r.i:lwav pilh.r In nwil runtiiig down m ir.i- pi" 'l in Ins way. I In engine win wii'iki 'l. liis l:i r-rs win- fatally iitri'l. ati! !:. himself was killed. Il it 1 ; '"it ; i f that mil liavi- ceased tn If I'M 1 pi Imiiil. It (.11 ins d he an mull r li 11I t li in- tliiit nil engine ill IviT I'll li - ..cell tomtit ii-ns shall save olll- BREAKING A ers hy sinashliut his marhiiie. not merely at the risk hut at the almost i ei tiiin sili'l itlee of his own life. Tl. soldier lights with the etieonr lli:eiuetit niul support of his rutin ililes ; the p.ilirelnllll oltenest tlL'lt-. alone, Imt it Is nut alas In tiiihtitm that the dlui'i 1 at takes his life In his ki'liils. Id' uni's witliln th" lire lines ami helps the llieman to rescue wom en innl children from hurnini; houses I el a team of fear crazed horses come laniiiim down a park di'e. scatter iiu: nurse maids itml i-endiiii; pedes trliins siiirrvini; for Fhelter. and a ini'iiient later a mounted policeman will he si en r.allopini; in pursuit. lie i:aius on the Ihitm runaways, and as he creeps past them im h ly inch he !i'i n over, mid rcail es for a hit. I n less he is dra,:i;eil imt of the Middle niul trampled under the heel- of the I lii'l.tetii'd brutes his tally of iis save. I iiceiMs seme additions. Sometimes it is net a mounted po Iii 1 man but a ' bike cop" who per tonus this teat. As he reaches the head of the runaway he rises on his pedals, kicks his machine nwav trout him. mid hanus drauiiitm on the bit. In that coiil'iito yocms to iae reached its hii.h water m 11 1 k It Is hard to im IlKtlie what could le beyond it. The steeplejack leads a merry life, and sometimes a short one. He like to play witli death, and sometimes for the amusement of the spectators hit low he will stand on his heal or ex tend himself by his anus at two hun dred feet from the montul. but he Is net quite as iareles as he looks. He never mover a hand er a foot with out knowing exactly where he is ko Iiik to put it. l.onu habit has dis ciplined every muscle. An ordinary man is subject to involuntary move ments the iineonsciiius leltectloiis of external stimuli. When he hears a noise he starts: if anythlm; drops on his lingers he jerks theni awav. That would be fatal In the business of steeple elimbluu. If the steeple jack should Jump when he heard a noise, or snatch away the hand that supported him if a hammer fell on it, he would make his next trip In an ambulance. With him every movement is under control of his will. He knows the slretiKtli (if every bolt and every rope to which he is to trust his weight, and still with all his precautions he ts continually in the shadow of death. While Kome men hunt for danger on the heights others look for it In the depths. The naked native who dives for pearls In the Vermilion i-ea or on the banks of Ceylon la in peril from sharks, devil tlsh and the revolt of outraged nature, that sends the Mood gushing trcm ears to nose when the limit of endurance la crowded too far. Hut his risks are trivial compared with those taken by the clvilired diver who penetrates the abysses of the s. a for day-wages. His life Is absolutely dependent upon uninterrupted com munication with his helpers above. Not only the shark and the devil tlsh, but the smallest creature that can cut his air hose may sentence him to a death that no human power can avert. He winds through tho tortuous recesses of sunken hulks, trailing his life line and air hose behind him, and if one of them tHiiglcs Itself about a splinter or a clump of clinging seaweed the diver may Join the ghastly company of skel etons, grinning at him In the cabin of the w reck. There is no chain" for hla tn save himself by swimming If any thing goes wrong. Anchored down by his copper helmet and eighty pounds of lead In his shoes, he must wait for the last judgment whore his broken air pipe leaves him. Slnklewlei found the climax cf one of his greatest scenes la a wrestling match, in Home, between a man and a I 'ill. There aro nthtctes In America today who aro wUIiiik to tnkit ths rlkH o( Hiicli routi-titi whotirvvr ralU'J upon, niul 110 fenta of norHiMiiannhlp In t Hoinaii urriin rvor i-'.n passi'd thoso tlint tire ;m rfurnu'il liy Amorlcan raval ry iniipi'i, both in thu rcgulara anl !u tho tiutiotml Kiianl. Tin' ilntiKcrsof riiilioa.1 workor hav I'oi'ti illinltiihi-il of lato yiar through ttn pi-in'ial Iiitioiliii tlon of safety up p!',:niri's, lint tiny an ctt i 1 1 Kroator than thoso of 11 Mililii-r In thr field. In tho year Iihmi two thoiisanil one hun drril ami fifty i inpluyi's itp kllloil on tin- ralln mis f tln I nltoil Str.too, anil thirty fI tlioiisniul nix hiiniln-il anil forty tlin o iti. wouiiilcil. On an aver imo tln Am. riran railway sytit-m d tnaiuls tin- lives or olKht of Its work rrs. niul malms a luitiilroil moro very ilny In the year. That Is oxrluslvo, of course, of tlio iimultir laus;litiT of BUCKING BRONCO. passengers, mid takes no account of the substantial contribution made to the lists of dead and wounded by tho trolley lines. In tive years American railroads killed over ten thousand of their men. and wounded over one hun dred and sixty thousand Compared with that n cord the casualty lista of the Spanish, the Philippine and South African wars lade into itisiguftfancc. The roll of dangerous occuputloua Is endless. And nowhere dees a vacation seem any less popular beiause it. In volves the risk of death. Men may strike for higher wages, for comfort, for shorter hours, for points of punc tilio, for any one of a thousand things, but nobody ever strikes for safety. In deed the tendency Is often precisely the other way. In Kngliind. a ge'n Hon or so n-so. some reformers learned with honor that the operative 111 cer tire lai lories were working under con ditions that destroyed their lungs and lett them 011 1111 average only half a do. en years of life. In their effort to stop this sacrifice they found their most persistent opponents among the men they were trying to benefit. These nu n were wilting to die. but they were not willing to invite competition by milking, their vocation attractive to One of the Risks a Fireman Takes. the crowd. It la the philanthropist! ot:tside who try to mitigate tho riske of the dangerous occupations yor never hear of such a movement on th part of those whoso lives are risked in them. Cow Kisses Woman in Court. As a scuucl to disputed ownership of a Jersey cow rlalnusl by Mrs. Kmma lloughman of Omaha. Tolle Judge King of South Omaha has bound over t harlea Kpsline for trial In the district court on the charge of theft. Kpsline had no prof of ownership other than hia word. Mrs. HoughtuKa asked that tho cow- bo brought Into court. T.n Court consented. As soon as the sleek looking Jersey appeared Mre. Houghton called tt by an endear tt.ft name and the cow walked up to her ami kissed her. Thro times the experiment was tried, and the row oath lmo rubbed her nose against Mrs. Houghton's face. Mrs. Hough man otnlained that she had taught the cow to do this. Justice of Teaee 1. C. Caldwell gave possession to Mrs. Hotutbnian. i Why Professor Advocated Changes In College Curriculum. "Orntlcmen," said tho college presi dent to his confreres at the annual meeting of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Advanced Kducators, "gentle men. I have a novel Idea to suggest to yon." 'Nothing Chlcagoosquo. I hope?" raid tho editor from tho roast. No." said the first speaker. "It It something, decidedly practical." I object," cried the chief subscrip tion gatherer from the city on the lakes. "The objection Is turned down." said th chairman. "Proceed, biothor." "My scheme." raid the first speaker. "Is bi add an extra course to the usual curriculum. I would er.il it the football course, and devote the first six weeks of Hie collcyc year to It." "Hood." said the president from New Jersey. "It would bo an optional course," the first speaker continued, "and those who didn't take it up would have noth ing to do save to look on while the others demonstrated their familiarity with tho study. Then I would have the regular academic course begin on I ie. 1." "And why," inquired the advanced educator from tho far south, "and why do yen sur-gest this change?" "Hecause." replied the first speaker, "because there's nothing doing In the old school until the whistle blows on the last half of the last game of the sensor,. That's why " Whereupon the educators adjourned to think it over. HIS PLEA A FAILURE. Senator's Efforts to Boom Western Town Not Successful. Senator Hex .-ridge live.. In Kansas for a while a;'tcr he graduated froui college. When the old time land boom ers get to spinning yarns, says the Washington IVst. the young Hmisler ha one or two himself. When he alighted rr. r.i the traiu at Alva. Okla., (lining his late southwestern trip, he was grasped by the hand, and some one exclaimed; "Well, Senator, do you know where I saw you tho last time? In a settler's wagon over near Ulghton, Kan., bv golly!" "I wrote the first boom cln-ular for the country over there," said Mr. Hev ortdgo. "Soil four feet deep, abundant rainfall, and all that sort of thing There was a lively business In that vicinity for a time. The soil w as really splendid for agricultural purposes. 1 waa In partnership with a man named McClellan. Mac and I worked hard to develop that part of the state." "Flourishing community now?" asked those who had heard the sena tor' vivid western story, "No," he replied with a dejected air that would discourage a triple state hood boom. "Just ranch land." Not a Mere Chat. Secretary Root Invited two men who know much about the Philippines to breakfast with him at the Arlington a day or two ago. so they might have a talk about the archipelago. The sec retary was absent minded when lis came down stairs and he went to the dining room and breakfasted alone. Then he came out into the lobby and fiund his two friends waiting. "Why. good morning." said the sec retary. "Come right aicng to the office and we can talk matters over." The two men thought this meant that the secretary wanted to have a short talk with them before bronkfan anu'they went along without protest. When they reached the office they sat down and talked until 2 o'clock. Then the secretary H anked them and bade them good-hy. Five minutes later two hungry men dashed madly Into the nearest res' am ant and ordered nearly everything in sight. Next day Secre tar Km t romomliored and spent half the forenoon hunting up his friends and apo'.ogixing profusely. Paddy Found the Third. A London meohar.ie, with tho Inten tion of enjoying a practical Joke, pastiM the figures of two donkeys 01. the dead wall opposite to hia work shop. I'mler these figures ho had written in large letters: "When shall we three meet acaln?" The idea of this, it need hardly b explained, was to presuppose that whoever siould stand to read the In scription waa tho third donkey. Ho then retired to his shop, fnun which ho could see how tho bait would lake. It waa not long until a man com ing by stopped and stood gazing in perplexity at tho two donkeys and the inscription. The mechanic was elated at tho manner In which hia brilliant joke had worked. He burst Into a fit :f loud and hearty laughter, whirh soon, however, subsided when the man quietly turned round and scorn fully exclaimed: Mtedad. 1 wa all along wondhorin' where the other one was." Answered the Description. He waa dining at a foreign hotel, when a detect ivo approached and said: "Keg pardon, sir. I am In search of n escaped convict, and shall have to trouble you for your passport matter of form." "Hut do I look like a convict?" "Possibly not. fir. Still, 1 shall re Quire to see tho passport." The Englishman, tn his annoyance, snatched up tho bill of tare from the table, thrust it tn the dettctlve's haud, and exclaimed: "There II ts, then!" "What Is this? 'Sheep's head, neck of inufton. pig's feet. The description tallies exactly; you munt come along lth me," A Ntw Scissors Feat Take a pair of scissors tnot too large) and hang thorn on your little firf.ee. as shown In Fig. 1. The trick Is to throw t.iom upward and toward you In such a manner that when you have brought the backs of your hands together the blades will be point !..g upward, as In Fig. S. This Is another of those seemingly simple tricks, but a key is required to unlock If. as you will find by repeated experiment before it Is given you. When you have bung the scissors as explained above, simply throw them upward and toward you. with the hands hold open and placed together In such a way fiat when the scissors reach them they (the scissors! will rest on tho hands for an Instant. In FLAGS OF FRANCE AND RUSSIA. I Above are two of tho flags of 1 France; the first, tho standard of Charles tie Sixth, being a very old j flag, while the other la the modern ! French tricolor. The flag shown hero Is one which 1 was in use in the 14th century. It is j blue, with yellow tleur-dolj s. The well known tricolor of France dates from the French revolution, and can.e into existence in ITS'.i. It has. except for a short period, been the flag of Fiance for ever a century, although it underwent a few changes before It settled down to its resent form. I he stripe -.icai- the flagpole Is blue, the center one white and the end red. itolow- we "'oo two of tho Kussian this position only the first joints cf the little fingers will be in tho sels. sors. as you will observe in Fig. 2. Now bring your hands stiil closer together and roll your knuckles outward, brlng ii.g your hands toward you till the backs moot, then downward, outward v.d upward, and tho scissor. If you have mastered tie trick, will turn b'ades upward as already :ti Fig. 3. explained In handling tho scissor ti at no one gets hurt by bo careful carojossly tossirg them toward their eyes or face. is some aro apt o do unless warned. Faithful Dog's Reward. Prince, a collie dog o Krooklyn, re cently ato a porterhouse steak, tho re ward for his sagacity In giving the alarm when fire started In his master's big stable. Fifty cows and ton horses were tn tho stable, and It has been Prince's duty to guard them. When he swelled smoke he ran to l.evlne'r house. SJ feet away, and awakened him by bark lug. I.evine turned in an alarm and rescued the horses and cows. The building was destroyed. Novel Spelling Match. Line up tho players In a somtel"ele rd let the person at the head give the first letter of a word say. "IV think o;' "dance," and the r.ex one, probably thinking of "dunce." say "u." The third with "dull" or "dulce" In mind. tys "1." and the fourth, not being so very quick, finishes the complete word with another "I." Ho ts then sent dow n to the foot, to stay until tho next one finishing a word comes below him. Tho object ts to keep trom tdrilng the letter which finishes a word. It takes some Ingenuity to do this. Su; pose th word "France ts thought of, and It Is spoiled to the "V." someoni calls out "foot," and the -poller ot 1 si i ' i irate ' must j.o. "Q" ts a difficult let. tor with which to start a word. "IT." of course, must follow and then "a" la given for "Quaker." The next one may say "c" for "quack," and there Is no getting out or It for the next one, a nothing bi t "k" can be added. Supposing, though, that the fourth thinks of "Quaker" and says "o," and Is at once sort to the foot, os he baa completed the word "quake." Word Pastimes, Hero are a few suggestions for a pleasant r.nd profitable evening's en tertainment: First Make a iis from memory, of words that are pronounced alike, but spelled differently. Hx the time limit at. say. .hlrty minutes, when the list flags, the first tho sign of tho Uusslan man-of-war. It bears upon a white field the cross of St. Andrew In blue, St. Andrew being the patron saint of Kussin, as well a of Scotland. The Kussian believe tfc.it It was ho who brought the t'octrines of Christianity into their midst. Tho flag of tho Kussian merchant service is a tricolor, or threo-eokired Hag, with tho top striin white, th middle one blue and the lower red. It dates from tho time of Pcler the (lieat. and waa originally borrowed from the Hutch, although now the striM-a are ditTerently placed. Paint tho pictures. aro banded in and tho boy or girt having tho longest list wins a prize. Kxnmples: Pale, bail; bate, bait; faint, feint; fane, fain, feign; vane, vein: wave, waive. Second MaKo a lis, from memory, ot words that are accented on tho first syllable as nouns, but on th- second syllable as verbs. Same time limit, ami the longest list wins the prize. Kxamples: Affix, compound, conflict, escort. exort. ins-ilt. survey, transfer. Third Make a list, from memory, of words that aro spelled alike, but pronounced differently. Same time llsiit. and tho prize awarded as before. Kxamples: Courtesy, does, gill, lead, learned, live. poll, read, slough, tear, wind, wound. Where the Wind Comes From. How many boys and girl know how to find tho direction ot tho wind? Of course, tr it were blowing a gale any one could tell, but suppose only a gen tle breoie were stirring -hardly enough to make the fickle weather cock decide which way to point then what would you do? In such n ease a woodman or hunter will thrust one finger Into his month, wetting It well, and then hold It up In the air. Tho side whlcn fools cold est show from which direction the wind comes. The reason of this la plain, tho more rapid movement of the air from one direction causes the moisture on that side of tho finger to dry more quickly, thus giving the sen sation of lCOlllCS8. Home-Made Snowshoes, F.aeh shoo consists of two barrel staves set far enough apart to allow the solo of an old shoo to rest be tween them. The slipper la screwed firmly to the second cross stick. The back part of the slipper ts allowed to rest upon and Is fastened to the network made of clothesline or any other kind of small rope. The rope Is strung through holes made tn tho sides of tho staves, which FiCI t-' ; rrn 4W&SIA COMftftCIAfl have been bored with a red hot tro $ These shoos ran also be used In tra 1 . -ellnc orer boggy ground In the suaS',' ' ' 01 er. (V;v': ft- iv.l 5. f: