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for over a quarter of a century
The Steel Bridge Route
The "OILED" Route
Something cheap in tickets via
SANTA FE from Phoenix: . June 4-5
and 24 to 30th inclusive.
Chicago and return
St. Louis and return
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Kansas' City and rtturn $64.20
St. Paul and return $72.10
Cairo and return $71.70
Memphis and return $71.70
Denver, Colo Soil. 00
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ply any information.
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Take advantage of LOW RATES, via
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M. & P. S. R. V. R. R.
Excursions every Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at rate of $23.95 from
Phoenix to all coast resorts. San Diego
to Santa Barbara inclusive, good re
turning until November 30th. Stop-over
allowed at all points west of Colton.
San Francisco and Return $45.45
Is 230 miles the shortest route. Desert
passed in the night.
Daylight trip through
beautiful San Bernardino valley. Trains
leave at convenient time, viz.: 6:13
p. m., (city time), arriving at Ixis An
geles at 11:23 a. in. next morning. Din
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phis and New Orleans, $71.70; St. Paul
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An Additional Attraction Has Been
Provided at the Great Gorge.
The people of Arizona duly appre
ciate the fact that they have In the
Grand Canyon the greatest attraction
for tourists that the world affords, but
they have silently mourned the ab
sence of exciting features In connection
with the wonderful gorge. Kvery little
jim-crow seashore resort has its sea
serpent, but the Grand Canyon has
been under a serious handicap in hav
ing nothing but Its own scenery
wherewith to thrill visitors. The
shortage has been remedied, however.
The Canyon has a wild man. We
know it harbors a wild man, for the
San Francisco Examiner is authority
for the story, and the Examiner never
liesat least it does not always admit
that it is lying. And, anyway, people
are hard to please who Insists upon an
affidavit with each story that appears
in the Sunday supplements of the yel
low journals. Our own cittizens, who
Yisit the Canyon this summer, should
not fail to tak along a camera for
protection against the wild man. But
here is the story:
Many strange stories have been told
of the "wild man" Qf the Grand Can
yon of the Colorado, and while some
persons have credited these weird
tales, they have for the most rart been
regarded as the ingenious inventions
of imaginative travelers, and have
passed into tradition as such. But ac
cording to, I. W. Stevens of Cedar, Col.,
the "wila man" is not a myth, and he
gives a thrilling account of an en
counter he had with the creature.
"Two years ago," says Mr. Stevens.
"I had business in the northwestern
part of Arizona that took me in the
neighborhood of the extreme lower end
of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado
river, in Mohave county, Arizona. Hav
ing the misfortune of getting my arm
broken. I took a trip to the river to the
river to kill time and catch a few
beaver. 1 constructed a skiff, with the
aid of a friend, and, when my arm got
strong enough, I took a' trip up the
Canyon as far as I could go with a
boat. few miles above the entrance
I hauled my boat upon the sand and
got ready to examine the rock walls.
"The first thing that attracted my
attention was the imprint of bare feet
in e sand Thinking the tracks had
been made by some Indian, perhaps a
Piute or a Hualapi, I began looking
the gorge over with much interest. Go
ing down stream a short distance I
found'more tracks.
"The third day of my stay I saw the
head of a man on a bench of rocks on
the north side of the river. Evidently
he was seated on the edge of a cliff
some distance above my camp. I rowed
up stream a little above! the point
where I saw the man's h'lid and part
of his houlders above the! greasewood
brush. Climbing up to inc ocnen i
hnd soma difficulty in fining a place
Stomach weak
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the matter.
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Genl. Supt. and TrafTic Mgr.
Gen'l. Freight and Pass. Agt.
Maricopa & Phoenix
& Salt River Valley
TIME TABLE Pacific Standard Time
( City time irt hour later.)
Phoenix to
rend down
Maricopa to
read up
5:45 p. ra.
fi:l"i p m.
7 :'.') p. m.
Lv Phoenix Ar
' Tempo '
Ar Maricopa I.v
fi:lC a. m.
6:4i a m.
4:15 a. ni.
Mesa lo
Te.ml down
to Mesa
read up
a. m.
7 :en
7 :;-,
p. in.
a :1m
a. in.
V m,
I v Slesa City Ar
" Tempo '
Ar 'Phoenix Lv
Southern Pacific Passenger Trains
Pass Maricopa as follows:
No. K, 10:0." p.m. V'tib'd OverlM.No. 7,S:4." a.m
No. 10, :!:!: a.m Sunset Limited No. 9, 7:50 p.m
Only 17 Hours to Los Angeles.
Supt. and Gen. Frt. and Pass. Agt.
Niagftra Falls Short Line
Ask your agent to route you via the Wabash railroad
from Kansas City, St. Louis or Chicago to all points
cast. Tourist cars, Chicago to Boston, Mondays, Thurs
days and Saturdays. ,
RU3 C. CLINE, P. C r. Ast., Lo? Aniflci.
n.nr Sir: The Belt I
days after I had suffered for two
. . ! "V . . . . a t n 1-
heaun to your.,,u. uu. .. -
FREE BOOK. infol nation,
Dr. .M. J. McLauehlin,
that I could get over me icuge
be on a level with my strange neigh
bor. . .
n A
I finally succeeded in approacr.ing
closer to the point. I saw sitting on a
large boulder a man with long white
hair and matted, Deara inai iwi"
to his knees. The creature was un
aware of my approach, and I gazed up
on him for some moments unobserved.
He was about fifty yards away and
in full view. lie wore no clothing, anu
upon his talon-llke fingers were claws
at least two inches long. A coat of
gray hair nearly covered his body.
with here and there a spot oi uiny
skin showing. I had found the 'wild
man of the rocks!
At that moment a rock loosened o
some animal came rolling down. The
creature turned his face toward me.
Horrors! What a face it was seared
and burned brown by tne sun. wun
fiery green eyes. With a wild whoop
and a leap he was up over rocKs ana
cliffs like a mountain sheep for about
seventy-five yeards. Then he stopped.
He was armed with a queer shaped
club, large enough to fell an ox.
Brandishing this bludgeon, he shrieked
and chattered for a moment, then
ctm-toil toward me. roaring and still
ftourshing his weapon. raster anu
faster .he came and my hair began to
"I am a poor runner, so I stood my
ground. When th- creature was with
in about fifteen yeard of me I raised
my rifle to fire, thinking to cripple
him. As I glanced along the barrel I
heard a growl just above the wild man.
He also had heard the growl and
braced himself Tor the shoe k.
"I drew a hasty bead on the cougar
and pressed the trigger. When the
smoke had cleared away the mother
cougar lay dead whre the wild man
stood. The man himself had disap
peared. The two young cougars were
still on the rock, apparently greatly
frightened by the report and echoes of
my old Sharp's rifle.
Reaching hastily for a cartridge, I
found I had negl -cted to buckle on my
belt when leaving camp, so I hastily
retreated to the boat, where I round
everything as I had left it. I shoved
the loat off and drifted toward camp,
which was near the cougars. There
lay the old cougar where she had fal
len. The wild man was standing over
the two cubs, which' also were dead, he
having beat the life out of them with
a club. He stood a moment gazing on
the carcasses, then got down on hands
and knees and drank the warm blood
;is it flowed from the death wounds.
The sight sickened me.
"I stood up in the boat and yelled.
The man sprang to his feet, took a
long look at me. then fled up from
ledge to ledge until he reached the
fourth ledge, where he stopped. Here
he flourished his club again and scream
ed the w ildest. most unearthly screech
I ever heard, then turned and sprang
up the craggy wall of the canyon.
"Not fancying my wild neighbor, 1
packed my outfit into the boat and
drifted down and out of the canyon
before I made camp for the night. That
was the strangest adventure of my life.
"Tradition records that years ago
hostile Indians captured three men.
bound them to logs far up the canyon
and cast them adrift upon the swollen
river. It may be that this wild crea
ture Is one of those unfortunate men
who, by chance, freed himself and es
caped death, but was made insane by
his awful experience."
The meeting at Symphony hall laet
evening will readily hold the first place
in the remaikable series of memorial
observances of the hundredth anni
versary of the birth of Ralph Waldo
Emerson. It was a conspicuously
notable tribute, both by reason of the
high intellectual distinction of tho;
who took part and by the character of
the utterances on the occasion.
The address of President Eliot serves
to bring to the people of this gen?ra
tion a clearer realization of the mar
velous foresight of the Concord phil
osopher. Emerson was a prophet as
well as a iKet. Half a century later,
we arc working ut his visions of high
destiny; and to this end his teachings
have steadily advanced Uie efforts n."
those )i wore his coiiteiiin :irii:s rind
those who haver followed. Boston Post.
"Oh. dear:" cjaculalt d Mrs. Sopht
harte as she dropped into a chair !n
the millinery emporium of Madame
Paree. "I feel so unstrung."
"What U the matter?" ciutried the
"As I was coming down street I saw
two horrid little boys carrying home a
bird's nest containing four poor little
ibrds. It makes my heart ache to
think how the noor mother bird must
feel when deprived oj her dear littla
"Do not worry, Mrs. Soplithartc, 1
have the mother bird here and it will
make- a beautiful mounting for the new
hat. I have declined for you." The
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Related to Unsympathetic Audience
by Man From Over PochucK Way.
Chester. N. V.-"My Uncle David
Beckf ndaitcr's brother-in-law. Hack
aliali Bascmn, was the unlu klest man,
I s'pose, that ever lived," said the man
who persists that he is entitled to be
believed when he says that he lives
over toward Pochuck. as he leaned
against the wall facing the Howland
house cash register. "Then, again, you
might say he was the luckiest man
that ever lived. There are two sides
to every Uestion. and it's a ioor rule
that won't work both ways."
Th" manipulator of the cash register
was compounding a cocktail for a
rtranger who came In and said he had
been all night at Goshen. The stranger
quaffed his tipple and went out.
"A cocktail." said the man from over
toward Pochuck. "was something that
my Uncle David Beckcndarter's brother-in-law.
Hackaiiah Bascom, never
would drPik.
" -Give me- mine straight,' he used to
say. 'and then if I fall by the way I
ain't goin' to Kit mad and abuse the
bartender, and lay it to too much
sugar, a smirt more hitters than there
"dought a-been. or the lemon that was
squeezed in it,' he used to say.
Hackaliah was a philosopher, but I
think he carried his philosophy a little
too far as to the matter of what he
took to drink. Now. I ain't partie'lar
whether mine is a cocktail or a dead
The man from Pochuck paused. The
mai.h.ulaioi- of the cash register was
busy, fixing his necktie at the mirror
imong the glassware. No one re
marked anything. The PocnucK citi
zen sighed, sat down, cracked a couple
of fingers on both hands, and said:
Yes. Hackaliah Bascom was tne
luckiest and the unluckiest man thai
ever lived. He was always havin nar
row ercapes until a year ago. He
hadn't a whol? bone in his body when
l,p .lied for Hackatian is oeao. ano
I'm ftelin' mighty bad about it and :if
to scars, he'd have inad a good twin
brher to the tattooed man In the
"As soon as Hackaliah Basc-om went
any v. lure near a railroad an engine
would blow up and cive him a clip or
he'd git run over or his horse would git
scared and run away and break a leg
or soinethin' for him.
"Once he was ridin' on an express
train, goin' up the mountain, over in
Pennsylvania, near where he lived.
The train hadn't gone far before Hack
aliah got it into his head that he'd go
back in he hind car. He walked out
of the door and square off the platform.
He was in the hind car all the time and
didn't know it.
"He tumbled around on the track in
the wake of the train for about a quar
ter of a mile, and was cut and slashr-d
and scraped in a way that would have
filled a peddler of arnica plaster with
joy. Hackaliah picked himself up by
and by. and started on his way afoot.
"He had walked rretty rear all the
way to his station when along came
the emigrant train, going his way. The
cowcatcher of the inline lifted Hacka
liah up and pitched him ag'inst the
bank as If he'd been shot out of a 40
pounder. The ingine didn't seem to
mind the shock a bit, but went right on
as if nothin' had happened.
"The emigrant trains in them days
was more than half a mile long. Hac k
aliah Bascom had plenty o' time to
consider what was best for him to do.
He felt something like a piece o' meat
might feel after It had passed through
a sassage machine.
" 'There's one thing certain.' says
Hackaliah;. 'I ain't going to stay here
all night, and I'm blistered if I fe.-.l
much like walkin' any further. I
guess I'll ride the rest o' the way on
the emigrant train.' says he.
So he jacked himself up till he got
on ins leet. inc train was cuir.
twenty miles an hour. When the hind
car came along Hackaliah Bascom
made a grab for it. He kctehed it and
ot on, jest as sure as sure as you'ic
dravin" hecr for thet feller, who is
seemin'lv as dry as if he'd been t:ilKin
for the last fifteen mimtt"s and nob.uly
hadn't said r.othiu'."
The customer who came ui for the
beer got it and went out again. The
manipulator of the cash register
whistled "I'm a Jonah Man," with a
far-away look in his eyes. The man
from toward Pochuck cracked some
more fingers and resumed.
"Hackaliah ketched that hind car,"
said he, "and got on to the train as
Elick as straddlin' a sawbuek. ) forgit
how many stitches the doctor took in
him when he got home, but Uncle Da
vid Beckendarter says they had to
send to the county scat after more
"Then there was the time, Hackaliah
had the Hg i una way accident. He was
watering bis horses and stood right ill
front of 'cm. Some boy or other sot off
a firecracker
and away the team
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"The cld man Hackaliah was cumin'
77 then grabbed this end o' the wagon
tongue and throwed his feet up around
it. There he hung. The horses run
for two miks, when they fetched up
ag'in the side -f a stone wall and
stopped. But Hackaliah Bascom went
right on. He sailed through the air
clear to the middle of a five-acre lot,
ar.d lit on his had.
"Now it wouldn't be natural to ex
pect that a man o' his years, after
sc tch a fight as that, wouid git up all
tic kled to death, and go to danc in' a
hornpipe. Mr. Hackaliah Bascom didn't
up at all. He laid there till some of
his loHis went lookin to see in what
part o' the district he was. found him,
and picked him up.
"The top of his head was rammed in
ime, and the doc-tor said the most
likely thing he could do to get Hacka
liah on his pins ag'in was to trepan it.
So he pried out a piece o' the skull and
s it an old Mexican silver dollar in the
place. Hackaliah got around in about
a month as lively as ever.
"One day he went to town. While
he was there a thunder storm came
Up. Hackaliah Bascom had a great
way o" setting in one o' the big- arm
chairs on the tavern stoop, tippin it
back ag'in a post, ar.' goin' to sleep.
"The thunder an' lightin' didn't ore
vent him dotn' this that day he went
to t m n. and besides, so Uncle David
Beckendarter says, he had been lucky
in runnii' up Rg'in considerable o" the
, lrl stuff He cot his chair a little too
close to the edge o' the stoop, and in
his rlcep his head got to rolhn over to j
one side, and pr?tty soon the chair lost
its balance and kerplunk! went Macka-
liah to the ground, four feet below.
"Tlv? conc ussion knee ked the silver
dollar out o" the old chap's topknot.
and it rolled out on the ground. Hack
aliah jumped to his feet. The first
thir.g ho saw was the silver dollar. He
picked it up.
" 'Sl;:zlin" John SnodgrassI" says he
What a clap that was! Struck the.
bank, didn't it?"
"They fixed Hackaliah up all right,
and he gave the dollar to Uncle David
Beckendarter Uncle David gave it to
me for a birthday present, and I've
had it ever since. but I haven't got it
with me."
The Pochuck chronicler paused, but
no one said a word.
"A year ago," he continued, after an i
eloquent sigh. "Hackaliah Bascom '
made up his mind thet it would be a ;
good stroke o' business for him to take J
out a policy ag'in accidents happenin' j
to him. then wnen tne next, time come
around for him to have somethin' hap
rca to him he coiftd lay back and tir-t.v
a week, and if he got killed, his
f'-lks would get Ills insurance money, j
"He ."--aid there wasn't any sort o
doubt but what when he di;d it M be!
owiii' to au explosion or a collision, or
sc.mt-thiir b' that sort, and he might
as well make a little somcthin' for his
family out of it as not. So he got a
live-thousand-dollar policy.
"After that he drove the skiltishest
horses he could git, but they always
fetched him home safe and sound.
Billsouzer's saw mill was known to
have a bi'ler tiiat wasn't much safer
than lightin' a match in a powder mill.
Hackaliah Bascom took a great fancy
to settin' in that saw mill day after,
day and arguln' politics.
"One clay he didn't go to the mill for
some reason or other, and the bi'lc-r
busied and killed the sawyer, and laid
up for two months two men that hadn't
ever be en nigh the mill before.
"A bridge fell into the creek, llfiy
foot below it, one day jest us Hacka
liah Bascom hnd drove across it. He
i, jt cut of a tram at Buildup station
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one day, and a mile further on the
train ran off the Hack and smash d
the car he was in all to splinters.
"He w ent out to sh jot a c hicken or.e
clay. John Snavley, a neighbor, asked
him to let him takv the gun and knoc k
the hen over. Hackaliah handed over
the gun. The ban el busted and took
off four o' Snavcly's fingers.
"And so it kept goin' all along.
Hackaliah's luck seemed to hae
changed entirely. Kverything seemed
to go ag'in him. and at last, three
weeks ago, he was took with bilious
fever and died as peaceful as a chlo
roformed rabbit.
"Yes, Hackaliah Bascom is dead, my
Uncle David Be ckendarter'H favorite
brother-in-law, and I'm feclin' mighty
bad about it. Mighty bad. I tell you.
Bowed with sorrow."
The cash register jingled merrily
over the purchase of a couple of high
balls. The manipulator inspected his
complexion critically in the mirror
among the glassware. Nobody said a
word until, the man from toward
pochuck rose, with a temark, uttered
with some pepper in it.
"I'm feclin' mighty bad about poor,
old Hackaliah Bascom," said he. "but
a feller might be bowed clown with
sorrow till he doubled up like u jack
knife, by cats, and nobody around here
M pour anything on to it to drownd
Then he strotle out and went Poch
uckward. o
"I am ?o worried about baby." says
the fond young mother to the proud
young father. .
"What's the matter? He isn't sick,
is he?" asked the husband, with some
natural alarm showing itself on his
"No, but he is beginning to talk,
and "
"And what? Does he have an imped
iment in his speech?"
"No. Worse than that. He says
thirgs that don't sound any more sen
sible than the choruses to the popular
That night, with strained, tearless
eyes, a man and woman sat by a little
crib, wondering why this great sorrow
should come upon them.
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My experience enables me to treat
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chronic conditions that yield only
to skill acquire! during 20 years'
arduous work.
Examination Free, including
X-Rsy Work. By this joj
Stop all Guessing.
Contracted Diseases
ments more ejuicxiy ana wnn ipsa g
pain or inconvenience thaa any- g
these conditions. Has your case
fopcome chronic thrngh improper
treatment or the use of caustic
remedies? Has it caused den
sean.il inflammation in the urin
ary tract, the result of which
you now cuffpr Jrom stricture?
Chances ere ycu could "nave been
cured in cse week c ten days
with m" treatment, and even now
the chances arc favorable to make
the cure as quick.
Fourth and Broadway
3S2 W. fourth Street
made thst all there is of it on earth
would not yield over two tons of radi
um. Only a pound of radium com
pound:? and only a few grams of the
puie clement were obtained by M. and
Mme. Curie in three years' work, and
the tost was so great that it came to
about 3,r00 times the cost of an equal
weight of gold.
Of the many theories concerning rad
ium which the scientists are advancing
the generally accepted one is that its
radiation is due to the' dissolving or
(explosion of its atoms, which hurl otr
volleys of their component electrons.
An interesting application of this the
ory to the radiating power Qf the sun
has been suggested by the supposition
that other elements can decomKse in
much the same way under proper con
ditions. If this were the: case the sun's
power of radiation could be accounted
for without recourse to any meteoric
or other hypothesis.
Worship Ancestors, Believe Sun
Ball of Meat and Fat.
Is a
The worship of ancestors is curious
ly carried on among all tribes. Twice a.
year their bones are dug up and reli
giously washed, it being ludicrous in
the extreme to watch the preternatural
gravity with which the natives go
about this stupendous operation, car
rying huge pots of water to the open
graves and religiously scrubbing the
bones. When I first saw this opera
tion it struck m as being remarkably
funny, but to ne natives themselves
it is an intensely solemn and sacred
ceremony. As the possession ot a
large "bonery" gives to the unfortunate
proprietor great power in the Tibe.
tnese bones are seized upon for debs
or on the inauguration of a feud, the
persons or family so deprived of their
sacred relics being shunned by th?
others until the bones shall have been
One of the most remarkable of all the
strange myths believed in by this cu
rious people is one pertaining to the
sun, moon and stars. The sun i-3 be
lleved to be an immense ball of yak
meat and fat. whereon the spirits of
departed ancestors are supposed to
feast, tne light bejng caused by its
heated condition. The stars are por
tions of this immense feast, whic-h
dropping to the earth give birth to an
imals for the sustenance Vf suffering
humanity. The moon they conceive to
be a less ball of similar texture, in uae
while the larger one is being replen
ished for the morrow, the non-appearance
of the sun or moon on cloudy or
stormy days being accounted for by
the fact that the deities are under
going' a period of fasting and religious
abnegation. The parched and desert
condition of sterile regions is ascribed
to the fact that many thousand years
ago this immense bald slipped from tin;
hands of Its keepers, and. descending
too near the earth, scorched those parts
with which it came in contact before
it cuiild be recovered. Collier's Week
ly. o
"You should sleep on your right side,
"I really can't do It, doctor: my hus
band talks in his sleep and I can't hear
a thing with my left ear." Town Top
ics. o
"Yes, ii man can be ungrammatical
and still bo considered a Christian."
"Gue-ss you never lived in Boston."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The college graduate never ceiases to
marvel at the success of the public
school bov. Philadelphia Record.

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