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THE MOEJSrmGTlWE9, STOTCAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1897
W 998SSSSS03GX2eCSSS 1 This Tree MfcM I 1 Reach to China I ! CSSSeSS3S3(SSSSS3GSGGXi5ia A tree that Tivnls in height and age the monarebs or the redwood forests in Cali fornia hag just been cut into sections out in the "State or Washington. An idea or its elze may be gained rrom the fact that; ir sawed into inch strips, the lumber made from the tree would fill ten of the largest sized freight cars, and mips of wood, if placed, end to end, would reacli from the town -where the tree now is New What com across the Pacific to the land of Li Huns Chang. The Lumbermen Declare- That This The section or the tree which is shown in the accompanying illustration is so thick that it would be necessary foi a man who wished to see over it either to procure a ladder or else stand upon the shoulders of a tall man, who, in turn, should perch in the same way upon a man equal to him self in height. The total height or the tree as 465feet,oraboutone-eighth of amlle. To the point where the first limb branched out was 220 Teet. At the base the circum ference was found to be 33 feet and 11 inches There was not throughout the tree the slightest indication of unsoundness. There is a way to tell the age of every tree. The problem is solved bv studying the number of rings that are clearly dis eernlble when the saw has severed the great mass of wood into sections This test showed tiiat the Washington tree was at least 4 SO years old There are fierce storms in the Cascades every winter. The wind blows tremendously But the big tree lias gone through all this weather for almost five centuries. The tree was as straight as an arrow from its base to the f irsllimb, and, curiously enough, the trunk maintained an equally stern position to the topmost point Had the limbs teen 6honi awaj. then the bare trunk would have towered from ground to tip -105 feet without the slightest bend or crook. It was of the species known as the Washington fir. Its splendid regularity can be best un derstood by those who visited the World's Fair at Chicago, and remember in front or the Washington State building the gigantic pole which extended so far from the eaith toward the sky that at first glance it was difficult to discern where the pole ended. Terhaps an even Iretter Idea of the size of the tree could be gained from the Tact that if it were sawed into lumber it would make 9G.343 fcec of the regulation size boaid. This amount of lumber would serve for the construction of eight cottages, two stories high, each containing seven rooms. The task of felling this huge tree was no slight one He would be a venturesome woodsman, indeed, who would attack such a monster with an ax, and it would take him nearly a lifetime to make any impres sion. The only way in which it could be managed was with the old-time imple ment of the sawyer, the ciosscut saw. Silt. AND MRS. BOWSER. The Head of the U.ui;e Says Things to 3Irs. Bowser, But He Get the Woi si of It as Usual. Nothing in particular ailed Mr. Bowser the other evening when he stalled home from the orrice, but if the average hus bnnd doesn't make a kick ever so often, he is not on good tei ins with himseir. The time had come for Mr Bowser to kick and he lost no time after getting into the hall. Mrs. Bowser was there to welcome him, but he hung up his hat and turned on her with: "Woman, why don't you gather up all the sheets and blankets and coats and hats in the house and hang them on this hall tree, and make a regular Maypole of it?" There was only one extra hat on Ihe tree, and that belonged to Mr Bowser, and he had hung it there; but Mrs Bowser was too politic to dispute him. She led the way to the dining-room, and he scuffed along after her, every footstep showing that he was out of sorts, and meant to raise a row. Before sitting down to the table he looked around, and his eye hap pened to notice a crack in the glass over one of the pictures, and he exclaimed: "Been at woik with the axe again, have you? Why didn't you .smash the whole of 'oin while you were about it?" Mr. BoAser had cracked the glass him self a month before, but "why say so and hear him deny it? He fell into his chair ntthe head or the table with a growl, and ns Mrs. BoWber had planned an extra good dinner she hoped the wor-t had passed. It hadn't oven begun, however. "What have you got here an old boot?" he demanded, an he staited to carve the chicken and stopped with kuire and fork held' aloft. "It's a young and tender chicken one or the nicest I could buy," the humbly re plied. "Chicken, eh? Well. I never should have believed it. And I suppose these are sweet potatoes?" "Yes." "We "will call them so, but I took them for knots from the -woodpile. Did our bakery burn down during the day?" "No, dear." "I thought it might, ns I see you have gome cobblestones here in place of rolls. Nice dinner for a hungry man to sit down wWmVfflk3 wWmMm .mS mWimln to! I'm so glad I didn't dlntTatthe club!" ltwasa dinner ritfor any man toslttlowu to, but Mrs. Bowser realized that she would only make the matter worse by argument, and therefore held her peace, or rather sought to chunge the conversation by teihng liim of a .street car accident she had witnessed that day. "I see," he replied, when she had fin ished. "TJie motonnan had probably been eating one or jour salads, and that's the reason he bumped into the wagon. The wonder is that he did not mn over hair a dozen people." Mrs. Uowsetliad intended to ask him to take cyfo the theater that evening, but sechfg how "off" lie was Hie gave it up, and on icturnlug to the fitting room sat down to a book, while lie picked up Tree, Sawed Into Fine Strips, "Would his newspaper. Mr. Bowser didn't mean to give it up that way, however, and after glancing over his paper he suddenly de manded: "Mrs. Bowser, is this a house or a wigwam?" "Why, what do you mean?" "Just what I said. If it's a house, then we need a housekeeper. If it's a wigwam, or a hole in the ground, or an Eskimo hut, then you arc running it bang up. Last night, Mrs. Bowser, last night, when I went to put on my night shirt it was not to be found. I presume it had gone down to the cook to be used as a mop, or perhaps you had flung it out of the window foi the children to play horse with An Eskimo or a Digger Indian might put up with such things, but I can't get used to 'em. Can't you spare the time to tell me where that night shut went to?" "It was rolled up and placed under your pillow, and I found it there this morn ing," she replied. He knew it ab well as she did, as he saw it when he got up. The fact was, he was in a hurry to get to bed, and forgot to change, but he must hold some one to blame, and why not her? "And as I looked out or the back window this morning," he went on after a bit, "I saw at least a dozen clothespins scat tered about the yard. The cook doesn't care, or course, how she reduces us to poverty, as she can rind another place; but ir you had any care Tor our ruiancial fu ture you would have an eye out for such things. I do not wish to rind fault, but when 1 see such evidences of utter reck lessnessl can't help butspenk about them." "They were picked up before noon," quietly replied Mrs. Bowser, "and are now in the basket. I bought 500 of a peddler for ten cents, and the girl is not as carefol of them as she might be. How ever, not one of them has been lost up to date." Mr. Bowser didn't know whether he had the besVor the worst or that argu ment, but, as his object was to pass a very pleasant evening, he searched about for .something else to find fault with, and soon discovered it. Said he "A few days ago I bought a garbage I jciiiu "Is this an can, costing SI. I observe that it is al ready sadly banged about. When you wish to exorcise, why don't you hang up the punching bag Instead of pounding the can against the wall? I am not a faultfinder, but I can't see my house go to destruc tion without saying a word now and -then." Mrs. Bowser looked up from her book, but made no reply, and feeling that he had scored a point Mr. Bowser chuckled to himself and presently observed: "Thero Is another thing I wish to speak of, now that I happen to think of it. Most women pride themselves on the smnll nessandtrimnessof theirfect. Youseem to Lr&n f em 'w yi- ' xjifmsti fz F. .TfSS EMkT 'i have no pride in that direction. If your feet have splattered all over the house I am not going to blame you, but if itisonly the way you wear your shoes, then I'll lend you a pair of mine to reduce the nize." "You see those Bhoos?" she queried, as she pushed out her feet. "Well, they cost $2.r0, and I have worn them for bix months. During that time you have had three pairs of $5 Hioes, but you can't afford better for me. While other ladles won't look ntshocs at less than$G,T mustlook for a price to fit a working girl. If you will kindly lend me a pair of your shoes I will be ever so much obliged." That was another on Mr. Bowser, and he turned red and white, and waited two or three minutes before saying: Reach to China From Now Whuteoni. "I was looking in the directory today to see if there was such a place in town as a sock asylum a sort of home where men can go and get their sockb darned. I have a dozen pairs, but all are out at the heels. Perhaps you know of an asylum?" .Mrs Bowser made no reply, but going upstairs to her dresser, she brought down eight pairs of socks which were in perfect condition, and laid them before him. "Y-e-s," said Mr Bowser, pretending not to see. "I gave you another thing I should like to mention. I gave you money only last week to buy coal, and I want to know " "I bought coal," she interrupted, "and it will last us three or four weeks yet." "But about the gas bill. Mis. Bowser? Here we have longer days and no company coming in, and yet the bill for the last month was " "Was $2 less. Mr. Bowser. There it Is, and you can see for yourself." She had him on tha-. and he re.ilied that he was g'-tting the worst of it. He. there fore, rose up and said: "Mrs Bowser. I did intend to spend a pleasant e.-cning a5 home, but being as you seem bound and determined to spoil it. I will go out and pass three or four hours at the club. Just go to bed whenever you wish and don't mind me. Whenever a hus band bus no home, you know when his wife isn't willing to make things pleasant for him when when " And he put on his overcoat and hat and wentout and walked up and down n ml shiv ered, and then loafod Tor half an hour in a di ug store, and then talked politics with the butcher until his toes were frostbitten, and as he rinally staited for home he congratu lated himseir that he had taught Mrs. Bow ser a lesion she would not soon forget and upheld his authority as lord and master. Didn't Caleb I). WebMer. Daniel Webster, Tazewell, and Gen. Jackson's Secretary of .the Navy were once walking togethei on the north bank of the Potomac, and while Webster lin gered a little in the rear, Tazewell offered to bet Branch a $10 hat that he could prove him to be on the other side of the river "Done," said Branch. "Well,"' arx J A old boot?" said Tazewell, pointing to the opposite shore, "isn't that one side of the river?" "Yes." "Well, isn't this the other side?" '"Yes." "Then, as you are here, are yon not on the other bide?" "Why, I declare," said the victim, "so it is; but here conies Webster. I'll win back my bet from him." As Daniel came up Branch saluted him with, "Webster, I'll bet you a $10 hat I can prove you are on the other side of the river." "Done." "Well, isn't this one side?" "Yes." "Well, isn't that the other side?" "Yes, but I am not on that side." Branch had to pay for two hats, and learned that It is possible to bet both ways and win upon neither 1 CARL DUXDElt AGAIN. lie Opens, a Combination tm,i Wel comes the General Public. If you don't read me sometimes in dcr paper, dot vims all right, for maypo you can't read. 1 vhnsCjarl Dundor, who don't rind nottings twotUmea alike, in America. One day a m;incum in my place und drinks my beer and rcartsjuy .gas meter, und dut fat police sergeant says I vlias bwindled unci should look oudC. Next daj another man cuius und act Hiufit the same, und I gir him der boot, undylias fined S"25 und some cost. One time an oxpress man cuma mil a package und collects fifo tollur, und vhen 1 open him he vims a 'big stone. Dot fat police sergeant says I viiasgreenhortfs, und don't know somebody. Next day dot j oxpress man cuius mit a package und I fight mit him, und haC to pay feet'iy tollar. ' One day dur man who makes der taxes cums in my place und drinks four beers und says he-makes mytnxus lower. I go by dcr police sergeant; und he laughs at me und says r better go. back to Shermany. Next day another man comes to drink my beer und see about taxes, und I run him out und vhas in troubles. If somebody vliasno body, how you going io tell about it? By und by I vhas tired uud start a comic almanac. She vhas Carl J Minder's Sher manalmanac. She vhas pictures. She vhas fuiiii-. She vhas bo tunny dot I laugh all night und can't sleep, uud my ole woman's laugh und rail down stairs und break a leg. .My son Shake, he laugh, too, and haf home fits und cost me $20, und so I gif oop der bizness. I shange dot alnianao over und make him serious und pa tlietic, und dot vhu.s bad for me. I weep all daylong und my oltlt woman's vhas like me, und my son Shake, he cries till we bar to call der doctor. It vhas sooch sadness dot der butcher on der corner can't attend to pr-esnesb more, und der shoemaker in der middle oT der block feels so badt dot he hangs himself. Dot makes me go omit or dotalmanac pecsness und try sometlng else. Ladles and Sheiitleinenh I like to in tioJuce myself in m new peesness. I haf opened some saloons for beer, but she has dlwided of r jn two pieces. One vhas for beer und der ondcr one for a museum. It has no sharge to go In or come oudt, und stay ash long as jou like. You can stay in or ataj oudt she vhas der same to me Dot beer vhas for sale at der usual price, und she vhas ten X's, but If jou don't vhant fO'ne jou go bj der museum und she vhas slu.st der same She vhas inno cent for women und children, und no one vhas made better lor seeing my place. My ton, Shake.gotderideaof der museum, und der oldt womans, she bar an idea of working del two In harmony. Shake vhas go ng to sell der beer, vhile I shall keep dot museum ninnlng all K. O. I like to c.i 11 your attention, to my lulu. I don't know he vhas a lulu till der man who sells him to me girs me dot pointer. I belief all der time he vhas a stuffed cat, mit glass eyes und 'a bob tail. Dot lulu vhus from Arrlca'J und he vhas so fierce dot efen dor" elephants run avhay Troui him. If a 'innh should meet a lulu in an African forest at midnight, God help dot man! He would shust hear one awful scream, uud den ho would to in kindling wood, und dot lulu would drink his blood und scream, Ha! ha! ha! Nopody shall be afraid of my lulu because he vhas deadt uud can't fight, und because I vhas ut hand to protect the wimliio una shll drens. I like to -ay, m conclusion, dot no pobyshullpokehniiiuitu .-lick, und dot he vhas der onl specime.ii ' effor brought to America. Sometime rfot police sergeant says I hasa lulu myself, but he don't haf time to point himseir. In dot 1'i'xt cage, you find der hodag. I don't know tomc,.hdngs until 1 buy him for $ir. I b'clfef. he vhas a stuffed fox, und I slimlle at him, but der mans he brings me pi oofs dat he vhas right. Dot hodag vhas frmn Australia, vherc he goes loammg aiouudt to cat eafery pod oop. Vhile h has a shmall animal he has a big appetite, und if he don't eat one man a day he vhas hungiy. He don't fear nopody. If you incit him vhen you vliis walking out jou vhas gon' opp der spout. He bhunips on jour back urd rbngs j-ou down, and for ten minutes he toys mit jou und makes you belief he vhas all in fun. You pet him und call him fon names, und belief you vhill go home: but lit HmmpsTib j-ou und you vhas in heaven in two minutes. Nopody else lias a museum mit a hodag in it. He vhas not to be had. Dis one vhas found deadt. und he vhas walued at ten tousand dollar. He don't hurt nopody unless j-ou poke him in dcr eye mit an umbrella. In conclusion, I vhill saj- dot tie more beer j-ou drink in der saloon part der bigger dot hodag looks in der museum. It glfs me pleasure to speak of dot dodo in dot thiid rage. He vluus rare You may go bj ten museums uud jou don't find him. My oldt woman said he vhas hair turkey, but I pay $20 for him und find oudt he vhas a dodo. I vhas hot so very well posted ahoudt dot dodo, as tier man who sells him to me has to go right away to Chicago, but I know he has a badt bird. He cornea from Switzerland; und ho flies aboudt und looks for woinans and shildrcns If he finds one outdoors it vhas goodbj- !Je screams two times und seizes dot wictim und bears him off to his nest, und it vhas no good to follow after Some tla.v you may find some bones, dot vhas all. A full grown dodo, like the one j-ou see before jo.t,can eat one woman or two shildren efery day, undsuch vhas der rear or him dot no Swiss woi'ian goes oudt by her hog pen mldout a rope around ther waist. You can see by his tail dot dis bird Hies by night as well as bj- day IT a girl stands oudt by her gate at night waiting for iter Tellers to come along, maype dot feiler rinds her und maypc she vhas whish'. gone oop tier mountains to Teed der dodo. She kicks und screams und cries for merej', but it vhas no use. Two years later, mnype, her hatpin vhas found among der rocks, but no more. She vhas inside dot dodo, and der dodo can't be seen. Mj friends. I like you to come in und call on me und look arouudt. She vhas no Tree lunch, and she vhas no prize package, bub she vhas a respectable place, und you vhas interested. If you go by my street you sec one door mit a sign of "Carl Dun der's Saloon" on it. A little vhays on you see another door mit a sign of "Cnrl Dundei's Museum"' on it. Dot vhas all right. You can't getinto two places by one tloor. und so nopody makes a mistake. If you go in by onealoor und don't like it j'ou can go oudt und see some other door und make her all right. If some inno cent people call for beer he shall haf it und be welcome, p jt if she.shust likes to see der museum nopody vhill say a word. It vhas my principles to make eaferpody feel at home und iiaf so nu,gopdtlmc.. L vhasopen enter j' day and eveningsln der week except Soondaj". uud I vhas always glad to ex plain uud be friendlj. Tlense remember dot she vhas free to all. uud dot mj saloon vhas in two pieces one for der saloon uud one fur de museum. In-de one place was my sou Shake und ten X beer; In der oder vhas me und der lulu, and all of her vhas happj' to see der poobllc. A CUBE FOR TOOTHACHE. How the Colonel Was Relieved of a aiost Cuntnulicrous Pain. One morning the colonel rolled out of his blankets with the jumping tooth ache, and, though he exhausted all the remedies in camp, notlring had any ef- feet; It was forty miles to the nearest town, with the chances against finding a dentist there, and it was finally decided to appeal to one of the cowboys on his station, five miles away. He came over in response to a message, and, after taking a look at the tooth, which was a double onen the upper Jaw, the cowboy said: "Kurnel, I can shoot that tooth out as slick as grease if you don't mind the scar it will leave on your cheeks." "Snoot it out!" shouted the colonel. "Whj man, jou must be crazy!" "Wall, mebbe I kin pick in enough powder to blow it out." "Never." "Might chuck it out 'with a piece of iion and a stone," continued the cowboy. i .&C3P- X 'J h' ( M VJoS "-SC Ills Toothncho Was Gone "And you might go to Texas andbeyond," exclaimed the suffering and indignant ma n. "I'm only telling j-ou how we do it, out here, and ir you dont' want- that tooth out you'll hev to stand the pain." The rowlioy started for his station, but after a gallop of a mile he returned to beckon the rest or us aside and said: "lie seems to be a purty bquar' bort o man, though a leetle tecchy, and I'm sorry for him. Is he a good rider?" "Only fair." "Kin he shoot?" "Not very straight." "Then I think I kin cure that toothache." He spent two minutes unfolding the plot and then went over to the sufferer and said. "Kurnel, I've cum back to say j-ou ar'a booby.' "What!" yelled the colonel, as he sprang up from his seat before the camp fire. "A boobj- and a squaw, kurnel, ami like wise a dinned old liar!" The colonel jumped for him, but the cow boj dodged and ran for his horse. We had another ready saddled, with two loaded revolvers in the hoKters. and the "booby" sprang into the saddle and gave chase. After getting out on the prairie half a mile, the cowboy began to circle and shoot and jell, and Ihe colonel followed him and shot away the whole twelve bullets with out sending one within five feet of 1dm. Wnen the twelfth one hail been fired, the kind-hearted cowboy rode otf at the top or hisspced, andtlie colonel exune into camp to dismount and saj: "Get me a hundred cartridges and my own horse, and I'll follow that man to the end of the earth!" The Artificial Wings "How's the toothache, colonel?" was asked. "Toothache! Why, it's all gone, and I'll have that fellow's scalp if I have to stay out here all summer!" WORKING A RACKET. An Episode in the History of Bald Knob Succinctly Related. Bald Knob City was made up of two shanties and a blacksmith shop, and there -was vso little travel over the mountain trail that when the old man Baker went over there from Griggsville and opened a saloon everybody said he was crazy. A week later, when he got in a stock of five barrels of whiskj-, they said he wouldn't be able to dispose or ten gallons in a lifetime. The old man merelj smiled when questioned, and most of 'em let it go that he had become light in the top storj. Two weeks after he had become established at Bald Knob the newspapers for a hundred miles around published items to the effect that one Jack AIcKaj was going to jump from Bald Knob on a cer tain day. The mountain was plumb up and down on the west side, with a height of 900 feet, and Jack was to make the jump for $100. Twenty-four hours before the date fixed people began pouring into Bald Knob Citj Old man Baker had put up a tent, in which 100 men found shelter for the night at $2 per head. Every man who arrived drank Tvhlsky whisky from Baker's rive barrels. The four men who waited on the bar couldn't keep up with the demand. Bj' noon or Wednesday 3,000 men had assem bled, and none but womenandchildren were left In Griggsville, Blue Top or Yankee Doodle. Three thousand men means 3,000 drinks of whiskj' at frequent intervals, and for everj- drink a quarter of a dollar had to be handed over the bar. The jump wasto take place at 3 o'clock inthe afternoon, and at 2 o'clock the crowd was fighting for choice positions. There was time for 3,000 ,ff - t n. irT-m- J .1 i y viT &r J more drinks, however, but the three thous andth man was disappointed. The old man Baker tapped on everj- one of the five barrels and pronounced thern as drj" as a bone. At a quarter to three Jack McKay appeared on the crest or the mountain, and the mob crowded closer and cheered him. At that moment also a man and two mules left the town, going east. The man was riding one mule and leading the other, and the lead mule had freight on his back. "Look! Look! He's going to jump!' shouted 3,000 men, and then a deep hush fell upon the multitude. Tiie man straightened up, looked about him as if taking a farewell view of earth and was about to jump when he didn't. He sent down a piece of paper, which was carried along for haira mile bj- the breeze before It could be secured. On it he had written: "The circus lias been postponed for sev eral weeks or more!" The crowd looked up and howled and groaned, but Jack McKay was not to be -i.n Then they thought of whiskyand ohl Baker, and surged down upon the saloon. Five empty barrels lay there, but Baker was several miles away with his mule load of coin, and thtumh he was pursued he could not be overtaken. ARTHUR DUKSTROWS SISTKR. The Solo Heir to Millions Will Re come a Nun. Hulda Duestrow, sister of Dr. Arthur Duestrow, w4io was hanged Tuesday at Union, Mo., Tor the murder of his wife and child, and sole heir to the Duestrow millions, will, It is said, turn her back of Arthur Stentzel, the German Authority on Aerial Isavisatlon. upon the world and bury herself in a Catholic convent. It has been currently believed that she would marry Louis Trost, a young school teacher at Tren ton, 111., who is the nephew of Miss Kate Sauter, who is her duenna, but she and Miss Sauter both emphatically deny this. By the terms of the will Miss Hulda's annuity will be $30,000, but should she die without issue, the fortune is to be devot ed to certain charities named by the eld er Duestrow. She Is not a Catholic by education or heritage, but says a con vent is the only place she can hope to es cape comment. When she becomes a nun her annuity will go to the church. Miss Duestrow sees practically no one. She never goes out alone. There is scarcelj a girl In St. Louis, no matter how poor she may be, who Is. not happier than this rich man's daughter.rollingin the lap of wealth. Though scarcely twenty years old, Mis3 Duestrow weighs about 200 pounds. Cin cinnati Enquirer. Sunflower Philosophy. An Atchison tociety woman acknowl edges that she worecopper-toed shoes when she was a child. A funeral In a family reveals a great many surprising kinships that no number of parties and receptions bad ever made public. A woman's idea of a man good and true Is one, who, on Sunday afternoon, reads to his child the little paper it received at Sunday school that day. EEEE3333S333a333333333aaEB 15 g A Machine taat Seems 5 ! B . ,-, T.t- -rrj a a 33333333333333333333333333 Berlin, Feb. 27. Herr Arthur Stcntzel, or Altona, believes he has solved the prob lem or aerial navigation. It has lonp been the aim of the flying machine enthusiast to construct something that would prac- Itically be the prototype of a bird. There in, it has been firmly believed, lies the becret of locomotion through the air. It la on this principle that Herr Stentzel has constructed bis machine. Its two great sections resemble the wings of a gigantic Bird. With them the Inventor declares that he can move through the air for four or five minutes and alight without injury. At first the Stentzel machine gives the impression that it is like that which made Pror. Lillienthal famous. But the beauty of this machine is, according to the best of authority, that it can really fly, and this, too, without breaking the bones of the at! venturous mortal who trusts himself to it The wings of the Stentzel machine have a spread of about seven yards, and their surface is eight and two-fifths yards, all told. They move through an angle of sev entj' degrees, and are curved according to a parabola in a proiiortion of one to twelve Compressed carbonic acid gas Is employed as a motive agent, and the machine is driven bj- an engine also of Herr SteiitaeT-s invention- The speed of the engine can be readily controlled so that the machine can riy at varying velocities Herr Stentzel's thcoryurion which his machine Is really based, is. practically that of Nadar, who inslstcd'that a body to be able to fly must be heavier than air. This Tact, he said, was proved bj the undoubted truth that every thing that could flj- as, for instance, a bird was heavier than the air itself. lie also declared that an apparatus di rected by a man only would never fly suc cessfully, because It would prove too weak withstand the heavy air current- A man Is only able to generate one-half atmos pheric horse power, and he can never be able to generate two atmospheric horse power, which Prof- Lillienthal proved was necessary to lift a man weighing 150 pounds. HcrrStentzelfound, when became to consitler carefull- the weight of each substance that went to make up the total of Itis machine, that the aggregate weight of them all wouldsuru up 300 pounds. This was the basis on which the new invention was built. To secure what Is equivalent to one horse-power it Is necessary tbat a pres sure or rive atmospheres be obtained; and the greater the horse-power, the more capable is the machine of continued loco motion in the air. This is the point, and here, Herr Stentzel says, lies the sota tiun of the problem. Can he Jeelop the necessary horse-power, and will his ma chine respond to the mechanical stimalus it Urns receives? The inventor mourns, as inventors usu ally do, the lack or necessary capital to carrj- on his experiments. "After the beginning always comes con tinuation," continued Herr Stentzel. "I am sure that there i- no Itonit to the possi bilities or my machine. It is Jest like a growing plant. First -ou see the shooc above the ground, and then it gradunlly grows and waxes strong, and presently ic begins to extendand branch out aad leave form, and after a while 11 becomes 'one thing of which nature herself is proud. "The question is now as to the develop ment or power. It takes a lifting power of sevent j'-hve pounds to enable a machine to riy Tree in the air. Now what I have to do is to regulate and adjust the different elements of power that they will all act in harmonj. and enable me to take my machine and fly. not for five minutes, nor for ten minutes, but for as many bours as I Uke- "It has been my aim to Imitate, as near as possible, the bird. Yoj see, I have the wings- Look at them closely. Did you ever see the wing of the Wr spread out flat on a smooth surface? Then yon have seen a tiny counterpart of the wings of my machine. The wings counterfeited, it remains for me to furnish a substitute for the life, for the power In the bird which drives the wings. I believe that In my motor I have found it." What Paqes Get and Wear. The pages m the Supreme Couit of tho Ignited States are required to wear kniefcer Loekers. Three of the pages are nearly full-grown men, and when en the street they alwa 5 s wear long trousers. The short knickerbockera are known a their official tiousers, and are only worn when the Su preme Court is In session, rages of tho court receivea salary of $0C a month. Thi3 is more than either the Senate or the House pages get, their allowance, being only $75 a month during the sessions of Congress. In Congress the pages are not restricted to any particular kind of trous ers. Depew as a, ILover. "Dcpcw docs make a good speech," said Gen. Grosvtnor recently. "A good deal about Depew is In it. He reminds me of a distinguished widowcrhere In AYashington who has taken on a desire to marry once more. Tlis failure to make a harbor caused me to ask one of tbje ladies he showed Iiis attentions to why he was not success ful. 'I think,' she said, 'that ir he would make love to the ladies as heartily as ho does to himself he would soon find a wife. "