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Paradox is ** a §htf«l Reality, because of a Scientific Ad / vancsment as Wonderful in its Way as the Telephone E OF THE WORLD. •.. IN YOUR EASY CHAIR _^ARTHUR BONSAL. A' E you dreamed of trav eling? Have you longed to know what it would mean to stand in the places where the world’s hi- has been made, to see for y vse:: the grandeur and beauty, the t. '.jiciidons energy and the endlessly v led life not only in our own land i’lh «’>*> >b the distant countries of the v, ol id ? Ti-.-' r: ogress of scientific invention e i. makes it possible for hundreds . at.-lands to realize this dream for liitiiu.-a’ve* and for their children, i'r.ivel cf the truest kind is- within y: i- .-.eh, and yet without using ship or railway or any of the < ■! v bodily conveyances. Via- statement is so extraordinary ;■■■ 1 aims that probably no reader -v lines will believe it at first, i - ; no one could have been more > ' ..oout it than the writer was na V. he visited the New York estab l.-hmont of Underwood & Underwood, business organization which is re sponsible for this truly remarkable de v-iepmect of a great scientific inven tion ,-as wonderful in its way as the V iatilione. flic first few minutes of my visit ^ v'-'c devoted to some interesting opti ca: experiments. 1 was handed a neutral tinted card on which steroscopic photographs of v, ■ cm were mounted in the manner v ii which many people are familiar, tv.•> prints on one card, side by side, 'i .i .v leaked like duplicate prints from a single well-made negative. I - the photographs I saw represent ed a field with a cluster of houses 1' ’.vuiid. and breaking surf on a distant s i beach; it was down in Martinique. A MUple of men stood talking in the field close by, and I could see some of ice village houses in the space be tween their standing figures. 1 was asked to examine this also tinough the stereoseopfi. It seemed In me hardly necessary, after the in s’ -crier. I had already given the twin photographs; however. I put the card in the rack and placed my head to against she hood ef the instrument. Here I was astoidshed again. I was k^L, longer looking at a photograph—I !*!■(. >y- .eg out into actual space, into I^Pii actual place, and, moreover, this |Kilaee was startlingly different from ” what i had supposed when I looked at the fiat photograph without any instrument! Instead of looking from the side of a field. I found I was on a high bluff, dropping abruptly perhaps live hundred feet just beyond the two men. The houses that I had supposed to stand at the farther side of the field showed up as they really were, at least half a mile distant over at the other side of a ravine. I couldn’t be lieve my eyes at first. Then I asked: “What causes this effect of being right there with open space all around ; •’In the few minutes we have, there would not be time to explain fully,” was ike answer, ‘’but the possibility of these effects of reality depends first of all on the principle of two-eye see ing as distinguished from one-eye see ing. Yen must begin with this prin ciple if you are to understand this travel system. Most jteople never stop to think why they have two eyes. If the question occurs to them at all, they probably fancy the second eye is merely a piece of reserve equip ment-nature’s provision against help lessness in case of accident to one organ of vision.” plain that a person with normal eye sight sees very differently l'rom a per son with only one eye. To demonstrate that statement! I was asked to make two or three personal experiments. First I held my right arm out straight in front of me. on a level with the shoulder, the hand open, the palm to wards the left. Holding it in that po sition I looked at the hand with my right eye alone, keeping the left eye shut. I found I could see the edge of my hand and a part of the back of the hand. Next, keeping arm and hand in the same position, I closed the right eye and used only the left eye. That time I saw' the edge of my hand and a bit of the palm, but I could not see around on the back of the hand as before. Last of ail. I used hath eyes together. Somewhat to my own surprise, I noticed that I could then see the edge of the hand, part of the palm, and also part of ihe back of the hand. Indeed, I found I actu ally saw part way around the hand. The representative ot the stere ogranfcers then explained that a bi nocular or stereoscopic camera differs from ail ordinary camera as a two eyed man differs from a cripple with only one eye. It has two lenses sot side by side as far apart as a person s ,vo eyes. One lens takes in exactly viiat would be seen by the right eye of a person standing In the camera s place. The other lens takes in what would be seen by the observers le-t eye. Prints made from the two nega is.-eg are of course, almost alike and j-t never' precisely alike. Their mount :' " or. the stereograph card is a pio v requiring exact, expert workman ship. When the stereograph is set in place in the stereoscope, the right eye sees what it would see on the spot and the left eyee sees what it would see on the spot. The result is analagous to that of looking with both eyes at your outstretched hand. You see part way around the near objects, and that makes them stand out real and solid just as they do m your ordinary, everyday experiences of seeing things in your accustomed surroundings. It gives to your eyes perfect depth, perfect solidity, perfect space. "Thus you see," my informant con tinued, "the two small prints 3x3 inches in si/.e and about six inches in front of the eyes in the stereoscope serve exactly as two windows through which we look and beyond wbieli we see the object or place standing out as large as the original object or place would appear to the eyes of one stand ing where the camera stood. Remark able as these statements may seem, when thoughtfully considered, still they are absolutely true, based on scientific facts which may be found explained in any reliable treatise on binocular vision." hard to realize that, in the stereoscope, I could see in their natural size parts of countries, cities and towns all over the earth. "But.” he went on. "we now come to a far more remarkable fact. Psycho logists are saying that if we look at these life-size scenes in the right way, namely, if while looking we have some means of knowing definitely where on the earth’s surface we are standing, in just what direction and over what territory we are looking, and if we take time to think of our sur roundings there, then we can gain a distinct sense or experience of location in that place, or what they call genu ine experiences of travel. Of course, you would not be likely to believe this at once, but reserve your judgment for a few minutes. "To furnish the knowledge to make this possible a new map system lias been devised and patented—an entirely new system.” Then he proceeded to show me a most ingenious map system of which I had never before heard. Bike many another bright idea it is essentially so simple one wonders why it had not been devised before. He showed me several of the patent maps. All were | in the first place excellent, eiear maps of the ordinary sort, but a clever de vice of conspicuous red lines showed just where a person was to stand, in whatever vicinity it might be. in what direction he was to face and just how much territory in a town, a house in terior or a stretch of open country he was to include in his outlook from that particular point. "But what are educators saying about this?” I asked. "Much." was the re ply. "Hera is what a professor of psychology in New York University, Professor Lough, says: " ‘The essential thing for us is not that we have the actual physical place or object before us, as a tourist does, rather than a picture, but that we have some at least of the same facts ol' con sciousness, ideas and emotions, in the presence of the picture, that the tourist gains in the presence of tiie scene. This is entirely possible in the stereo scope.’ ‘'But,” lie added, “we do not claim that even these experiences can be got ten unless the stereographs are used with certain helps aud in <he right spirit. (Speaking in a general way this means we imist treat tho place seen in the stereoscope as we would treat the place itself in actual travel). “To supply this need books are being prepared by people of wide travel and broad culture to accompany tlie stereo graphed scenes of a city or country.” Then I was shown guide books by such men as Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, D. D., on Palestine; Dr. D. J. Ellison and Professor James C. Egbert, Jr., of Co lumbia University, on Italy; Professor James H. Breasted, of Chicago Univer sity, on Egypt; Professor James Itical ton, the veteran traveler, on China; George Kerman, the famous journalist and lecturer, on Martinique. In these books the authors or guides make their comments on the different places seen through the stereoscope in the same natural order that they would treat them during an actual journey. They point oitt the objects of interest in each place and give some of the his tory connected with it. Each strives ip answer the very questions a new comer would be likely to ask when on the ground. There are many ingenious and scientifically helpful methods worked out by these writers that I must leave' unnoticed here. “You see,” concluded my informant, “this is no sleight of hand scheme or magical performance. This travel system is worked out in accordance with well established though not gen erally known laws of the mind. If ilie right methods are observed it is now being recognized that genuine ex periences of travel may he gained in one's home.” APPOINTMENTS READ OUT North Carolina Methodist Conference Adjourns—Several Changes in Pre siding Elderships. Wilson, Special.—The annual sesion of the North Carolina Conference of the M. E. Church, South, which has been in sesion here for several days adjourned Monday noon. The devo tional exercises of the morning' were conducted by Rev. A. (.'. Bundy. A number of committees, which failed to report Saturday, submitted their re ports. Bishop Wilson made a brief talk before reading the appointments. RALEIGH DISTRICT—W. H. MOORE, Presiding' Elder. Raleigh— Edenton Street: R. F. Bumpas. •L 0. Guthrie, Supernumerary. Central: C. W. Robinson. E. Pope, Supernumerary. Brooklyn'and .tarner: G. W. Star ling. Epworth : C. L. Read. Cary: G. B. Starling. Clayton : .1, J. Renn. Smithtield: ,J. II. Shore. Selma: E. A. Bishop. Keuly: Supplied by R. II. Whitaker. Wakefield and Mission: Supplied by F. F. Eure. Mill brook: G. T. Simmons. Ydung'sville: 1). B. Parker. Franklinton: N. E. Coltrane. Louisburg: ],. S. Massey. Tar River: A. L. Ormond. Granville: J. I). Pegram. Oxford Station: F. M. Shamhurger. Oxford Circuit: AY. H. Pocket. Raleigh Christian Advocate: T. N. Ivey, editor. Methodist Orphanage: ,1. AV. Jen kins. superintciulent. Student in A'anderbilt University': G. R. Rood. DURHAM DISTRICT—J. T. Gibbs, Presiding Elder. Durham— Trinity: R. ('. Beaman. Main street : T. A. Smoot. ( Carr Church: M. D. (tiles. Bronson: Supplied b J. AY. Aut rev. Maugum Street : K. M. Hoyle. AA'esl Durham: .1. 11. McCracken. Durham Ciieuif: (t. AY. Fisher. Chapel Hill: M. T. Plvic-r. Hillsboro: .Al. At. McFarland. Mount Tirzah: .1. B. Thompson. Leasburg: AT D. Hix. Roxboro: K. I). Holmes. Milton: .T. A. Dailey. A'auccyville: AY. H. Kirlon. Burlington: F. Af. Snipes. Burlington Circuit: S. F. Nicks. Fast Burlington: Graham and Haw River; N. C. Yearby. Alamance: (.'. AI. Ranee. Trinity College: J. C. Kilgo. Pres ident. F. A. Antes, lectureship. FA YFTTFYILLF DISTRIMP--, J B. Hurley. Presiding Elder, "ayetteville— Hay Street: D. IT. Tuttle. Favetteville Circuit: A’. A. Iiovall. Hope Alills: T. .1. Dailey. Cokesbury: L. H. Joyner. Sampson: D. A. AA'atkins. Bjaden: E. B. Craven. Bttck'.iorn : J. 11. Buffalo. Dunn: J. A. Lee. Duke: J. .AI. Daniel. Newton Grove: N. II. Guyton. Pittsboro: C. P. Jerome. Haw River: E. E. Rose. Goidston: (’. 0. Durant. Siler City: 1L AAT. Bailey. Carthage: R. 11. Broom. Elise: J. AAT IToyle. Sanford: J. II. Frizzelle. Jonesboro: J. C. Humble. Lillington: Supplied bv L. B. Pat lisliall. ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT—J. N. Cole. Presiding Elder. Rockingham Station.: J. E. Under wood. Roberdel: A. J. Groves. Richmond: N. L. Seabolt. Alt. Gilead: S. T. Moyle. Pekin: AA’. A. Jenkins. Troy: AY. R. Rovall. Montgomery: Supplied by AY. J. F. Stubbs. ueniet*ii. i Hamlet: Rufus Bradley. St. .John and Gibsonr F. B. Mc Call. Laurinburg Station: R. A. Willis. Maxton and Caledonia: E. Mc Whorter. Red Springs: S. E. Mereer. Rowland: .T. W. Broadlev. Lumberton: /. Paris. Elizabet'li: W. Y. Everton. Robeson: J. M. Ashby, E. IT. Townsend, Supernumerary; W. II. Townsend. Supernumerary. WILMINGTON DISTRICT — M. Brawshaw. Presiding Elder. Wilmington— Grace: N. M. Watson. Fifth Street: A. MeCullen. Market and Bladen Streets: A. J. Parker. Scott's Hill: Y. E. Wright. Onslow: D. C. Geddle. Jacksonville and Eirhlands: R. R. Gra n't. .Magnolia : W. E. Brown. Kenansville: J. W. Martin. Burgaw: W.’ E. Sanford. Clinton: A. S. Barnes. WhiteviHe and Chadburn: J. T. Draper. Columbus: C. W. Smith. Carver’s Creek: Supplied by J. M. Marlowe. Waccamaw: L. E. Sawyer. Shallotte: J. M. Wright. Town Creek: A. D. Betts. New River: To be supplied by J. C. Wbedbee. Student at Vanderbilt: J. M. Cul breth. NEW BERN DISTRICT—E. H. Davis, Presiding Elder. New Bern Centenary: G. T. Adams. 1 Goldsboro— St. Paul, W. L. Cuninggim. St. John: W. P. Constable. Goldsboro Circuit: Supplied by J. M. Carraway. Mount Olive Circuit: P. Greening. Mount Olive and Faison: J. W. Pot ter. LaGrange: H. F. Tripp. Hookerlon: J. P. Bate. Snow Hill: J. M. Benson. Kinston: J. D. Bundy. Dover: W. A. Forbes. Griffon: L. S. Etheridge. Craven: G. B. Webster. Jones: Supplied by F. S. Becton. Pamlico: D. A. Futrell. Oriental: J. J. Booker. Carteret: W. A. Piland. Morehead City: R. H. Willis. Beaufort: H. M. Eure. Atlantic: C. C. Brothers. Straits: Supplied by B. F. Watson. Ocraeoke and Portsmouth: To be supplied by E. W. Read. Missionary Secretary: R. H. Wil lis. WASHINGTON DISTRICT—R. B. John. Presding Elder. Washington Station: L. E. Thomp son. Bath: J. M. Lovvder. Aurora: J. II. M. Giles. Swan Quarter: Supplied'by W. H. L. MeLaurin. Mattamuskeet: J. E. Saunders. Fail-Held: J. V. Old. Greenville: J. A. liornaday. Favmville: W. F. Galloway. Grimesland and Vaneeboro: B. E. Stainfleld. Bethel: E. C. Sell. Tarboro: R. C. Craven. Robersonville: B. B. Holder. Elm City: J. L. Rumley. Rocky Mount: First Church. W. S. hone. North and Son 1 h Rockv Mount: R. E. Hunt. Nashville: H. G. Siamey. Spring Hope: W. O. Davis. Wilson Station: F. I). Swindell. Fremont: D. E. Earnhardt. Wilson Circuits T. .1. Browning. WARRENTON DISTRICT—G. F. Sm^h. Presiding Elder. Warrenton: W. W. Rose. Warren: B.• ('. Allred. Ridgeway: L. M. Coffin. Henderson and Mission: 1.. L. Nash. R. D. Daniel. Littleton: G. B. Perry. Weldon: H. A. Humble. Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary: .1. T. Stanford. Roanoke: Supplied bv W. B. Hum ble. Enfield and Halifax: H. B. Ander son. Battleboro and Whitakers: R. F. Taylor. Scotland Neck: .1. E. Holden. Ilobgood: J. J. Porter. Willimston'and Hamilton: P. L. Kirkton. Garysburg: ,T. G. Johnson. Northampton: T. IT. Sutton. Rich Square: B. C. Thompson. Conway: W. F. Craven. Murfeesboro: P. D. Woodall. Harrellsville: C. A. Jones. Bertie: W. C. Merritt. Littleton Female College: ,T. M. Rlioder. president. ELIZABETH (TTY DISTRICT—J. II. Hall, Presiding Elder. Elizabeth City— First Church: A. P. Tver. City Road: If. M. North. Weeksville Station: E. N. Harri »on. Pasquotank Circuit: W. T. Usry. Camden : R. L. Davis. Mayeock: B. H. Black. Currituck C H. M. Jackson. North Gates: W. II. Brown. Gates: T. A. Sykes. Perquimans: E. L. Church. Hertford: N. 11. D. Wilson. Edenton: L. P. Howard. Plymouth: L. B. Jones. Roper: S. A. Cotton. Pautego and Belhaven: W. E. Ho eutt. I'lUC . J . JlUMLliailll. Roanoke Island: E. R. Welch. Kitty Hawk: To be supplied bv J. F. Halliford. Hall eras and Kennekeet: R, A. Bruton. Columbia: A. W. Price. Director Corespondenee School of Vanderbilt University: J. L. Cun inggim. Chowan: Win. Towe. Missionary to Cuba: R. E. Porter. E. S. Hursey transferred to West Tcxas Conference. A. R. Surratt transferred to West ern North Carolina Conference. Kiled on Farm. Gaffney, S. C., Special.—C. .T. Hugh es, who formerly resided in Gaffney was shot by Rufus Byarsa, a tenant near his home in (his county about noon and it is reported that he is dead. Relations between the two had been strained for some time. Details of the affair are very meagre here. Byarsa, too, was formerly a resident of Gaffney. The shooting' was done with donble-barrelcl shot-gun two shot taking effect. Both men are about 30 years old. Law Against Betting. Nashville, Special.—-On the first day of this month the law enacted by the last' Legislature, prohibiting betting on horse races run on tracks in this State, went into effect. Tuesday a race was run on iiie Fair Grounds track at Shelbyvillo, Tenu., on which books were made. The race was in tended to test the law. The parties arranging'; the race were .arrested by the sheriff of the county and will be. given a' healing at once in Shelby ville. __ To free themselves from their de pendence on Australia for horses, the Japanese government is making large purchases cf horses In Hungary. EARMERSMNSTITUTES Two Parties of Instructors Will Hold Institutes in Different Parts of the State. The Fanners’ Institutes of North Carolina will be begun early in Jan uary by two parties of instructoru. One Institute parly will he in charge of Dr. Tail Butler, anil its appoint ments are as follows, the meeting for the different counties to be at the places named, all in January; Clinton, Thursday, 4th; Kinston, Fri day, 5th; Greenville, Saturday, 6th; Snow Hill, Mondy. 8th; Wilson, Tues day, 9th; Nashville, Wednesday, 10th; Goldsboro, Thursday, 11th; Bavboro, Saturday, 13th; Jacksonville, Monday, Monday, 15th; New Bern, Tuesday, 16th; Trenton, Wednesday, 17th; Ke nansville, Thursday, 18th; New Han over, Friday, 19th; Elizabethtown, Saturday, 20th; Whiteville., Monday, 22d; Burgaw, Tuesday, 23d, Another party wil be in charge of! Dr. H. II. Hume, and the meetings in January are as follows: Warrenton. Saturday, 6th; Jackson, Monday, 8th; Halifax, Tuesday, 9th; Targoro, Wed nesday, 10th; Washington, Thursday, 11th; Swan Quarter, Saturday, 13th; Roper, Monday, loth: Williamston, Tuesday, 16th; Columbia. Thursday, 18th; Curritue, Saturday, 20th; Cam den, Monday, 22d; Elizabeth City, Tuesday, 23d; Hertford, Wednesday, 24th; Edenton, Thursday, 25th; Gats ville. Friday, 26th; Winston, Satur day, 27th: Windsor, Monday 29th. u-room-tiiect amciaes. Wilmington, Special.—Lying in a pool of his own blood in front of 1he fire place in a room at Ibe home of his fiancee in this city, Lee Rivenbark, 3C years old, employed in flic Atlantic Coast Line shops, was found dead early Friday afternoon, his throat cut from ear to ear with a razor which he held in a death grip to his neck until life was extinct. It was clearly a case of suicide, prompted by a diseased mind.. Rivenbark is the young man who was recently rescued from negroes who are said to have threatened him with mob violence at his home in the northern part of the city about six weeks ago. Since that time owing to poor health, he seemed to have been pursued by the lialuci nation that negroes were after him. Early Thursday night he called at the home of Mr. M. J. Merritt, on Campbell street, to see a Miss Welker, whom he was. to marry Sunday pight. It was dark when he started to leave and the halucination that negroes were after him seemed more pronoun ced than usual. He asked a member of the household to allow him to stay all night and the request was granted, He sat up until 11 o’clock and com plained of feeling unwell. When he did not awake, the family decided to allow him to rest as long as he chose. At dinner time, however, Miss Walker went to his room and, receiving r.o reply in answer to a call threw the door open. The ghastly spectacle of the man lying on thejiearth met her vision and the men of the house were quickly summoned. The coroner in vestigated the case and gave a ver dict. of suicide. Young1 Rivenbark was for several years steward at The Briggs House, in Wilson. Lately he had worked as a carpenter in this city. He leaves a widowed mother and several brothers. New Corporations. The Consolidated Nickel Company, wilh headquarters at Dillsboro, in Jackson county, has been incorporat ed by Messrs. Bradford M. Adams, of Wadesville, 58 shares; J. L. Broylas, of Webster, one share and Joseph J. Hooker, of Dillsboro, one shave, par value $100 each. The capital stock is $25,000 and the company begins with $0,000 paid in. An application was made for the in corporation of the North Carolina Oil Company of High Point, $100,000 capital, by W. N. Egleston and others, handling refined and crude petroleum oil, operating oil wells, etc. The name is so near the same as the North Caro lina Cotton Oil Company, of Raleigh, that the incorporators will be asked to change its name to possibly the North Caroling Petroleum Company before the charter is issued. Items of State News. Mr. James W. Cannon, the well known manufacturer of Concord, is said to be at the head of n company which proposes to erect a new miil at some point in Cabarrus county, per sjnmably at Glass. It is rumored that the new plant is to be started in the spring. ith the other Cannon mills, the new ones will be operated by elec tricity from the Whitney works on the 1 adkin as soon as the development there can supply the current. The leaf tobacco sales in Winston market this week aggregated 1.001,536 pounds. It brought $91,103,39. Dr. -T. R. Howerton, pastor of the. First Presbyterian church of Char lotte, and chairman of the special Synodical committe, announces that an option has been secured on the magnificent Montreat estate There is a most extraordinary scarc ity of fish in Eastern Carolina waters' now and it is practically impossible to get any nice fish. It is said that dealern in New Bern are ordering fish from Florida to supply their local de mand. For the Younger Children.... JEUEMP AND'‘JOSEPHINK. As Jeremi’ and Josephine Were walky-tidking on the green, They met a man who bore a dish Of—(anything you like to wish! I They stared to see the man so bold: They really thought he must be cold. For he was clad, though chill the day, In—(anything you choose to say!) flic man returned their stare again; w But now the story gives me pain. t , For he remarked in scornful tone— ' ir, (I’ll let you manage this alonel) , And there is even worse to come; The man, I’ve been informed by some, Inflicted on the blameless two— (l'il leave the punishment to you!) , ' This simple tale is thus, you see, Divided fair ’twist you and me; And nothing more I’ve heard or seen Of Jeremi’ or Josephine. —Laura E. Richards, in St. Nicholas. THE LXSEEN FINGER. You can surprise people very much by laying your hand, with apparent carelessness, on a tumbler or glass nearly full of water and then lifting glass, water and ail. by raising your hand, with the lingers outstretched in order to prove that you do not take hold of the glass in any way. Prob ably there will be some people whom you will not surprise. These will say. ‘•Oh. that's easy." try to do the trick themselves—and fail. The secret of success is this: Though your lingers are straight when you lift the glass, they must be bent down sharply when you place your palm upon if. You must press your hand down rather firmly in order to make an airtight joint between it and the rim of the glass, which should be wet to make the joint tighter. Now sud denly straighten your fingers and lift your hand. This motion of the fingers causes the flesh ot' the palm to move in such a way as 1o cause a partial vacuum, a suction, which you can feel distinctly. The space between the water and your hand is made a little larger, and therefore the air in that space is rare fied or made thinner and exerts less pressure. Therefore the g eater air PROPER POSITION FOP. HANDS. pressure ou the outside, acting on the bottom and sides of the glass forces it upward against your hand strongly enough to lift both glass and water ■when you raise your hand. The trick requires some practice be fore it can be done with certainty and had better not be attempted with a very thin or valuable glass or in a place where spilled water will do harm. Above all, do not use a very thin glass, for even if it does not drop you may break it by mere pressure and cut your hand. Besides, thin glasses are very apt to have little nicks in tlie edge which will both cut you and spoil the trick by letting in air. The glass must be a small one. as if has to be well covered up by the palm of your hand. An egg cup. on a wine glass with a stem is best If you use a tumbler—which, being small in diam eter. will probably not be very tall— you,will have to hold it in the other hand or set it on an inverted tumbler or a block Of wood in order to get room to bend your fingers down properly. The trick seems especially difficult because the hand is fiat and the glass nearly full of water, but these are the very things that make it possible. You cannot lift the glass with your fingers bent—unless, of course, you actifally take hold of it—as it is the straighten ing of the fingers that causes the suc tion. You cannot lift an empty gla.-s unless it is a very small one. The longer tile space under your hand is, the greater change in the air pressure you can make by the motion of your fingers.— Weekly Witness. THE DISCONTENTED LEAVES. One iovely morning, a long time ago. the little leaves began to wake up af ter a lengthy nap. They were ail very tiny, and some of them were hardly big enough to hold up their heads to see what was coming. “That’s the Wind, the telltale Wind,” said one little leaf. “She is such a gos sip, let’s ask her who is coming this way.”. So they asked the Wind, but she only answered ssftiy, “You’ll soon see! You'll soon see!” and went wandering by. Then all the little sunbeams began to dance, and the leaves asked them why they were so merry, but they only danced faster and faster and threw their beams right in the faces of the leaves, so that they wakened more quickly. Pretty soon they heard something like the whirr of a bird's wing,' and ! then they oouMjSee, floating right down on a sunbeam a beautiful fairy, who came into their midst with a smile and a bow. saying: “I am called Spring.'’ Xow all (lie leaves were anxious to see what the Spring Fairy had brought them, so even the sleepiest opened their eyes and raised up their heads at her call; as they did so the Spring Fairy flow about among them and poured over them from the tulip cup of her wand a beautiful bright green liquid. "It is the color of the Spring'-’ site exclaimed, joyfully, and all the little leaves looked at each other and saw that they had turned a wonderful shade of emerald, and they were very proud indeed. "I'm so glad she made us green." said one little leaf. “Green is a color that one does not tire of quickly.” “It is very restful.” said another. And the little Holly Leaf said: “I like if best of all.” This was all very well for a time. Then they began to grow fretful. “It is much too light a green," said one. "It tires me to look at it," said an other. But the little Holly ,eaf said: “I like it best as it is." One day. while they were disputing about it another fairy came floating down a sun ray and chanced to over hear them. "1 am called Summer," she told them, in a soft, sweet voice that made all the little leaves think of the silver stream that tinkled through the forest. , Out of her poppy cup she poured upon the leaves a liquid of deep, dark velvety green, and then she floated away, leaving them much pleased at the change she had wrought. "Very kind of Summer to change our hue.” said one, drowsily. “It would have been dreadful to think of wearing one color all year!” exclaimed another, yawning. But the little Holly Leaf said: “I like it best of all.” It was not a great while before they all began to tire of the deep green. Said one: “Why couldn’t she have given us a quite different color?” Said another: “We shouldn’t have tired of it then.” But the little Holly Leaf only said; "I like it best of all.” They had hardly finished talking when along came another fairy. The gossiping Wind led her by the hand and introduced her to the leaves.' Then the Wind blew away with a moan. i : "Why does the Wind cry?” asked the leaves, and the fairy said: "She tells me she always has heartache at this time of the year.” The little leaves nodded their neads in the direction of the Wind, and then turned to look at the fairy again. "I am called Autumn, as the Wind told you,” she said. “And I will try to make you more contented. I will clothe you in brightest colors if you like. But, oh! do try to be happy this time!" Her voice was sad and very few among the leaves admired her at all. Her purple robe floated.: behind tier in the trail of the Wind. Her hair was dark, but there we're strange gray streaks in it. Her eyes were large and looked as though she were very tired, but her smile was sweet, and she car ried chrysanthemums of wonderful hue, purple and yellow and white. With one of those flowers upraised for a wand she touched the leaves and. much 1o their astonishment, they were clothed in the most glowing colors. Scarlet! Yellow. Brown! (Sold! All these, and every shade of each of them. Except the little Holly Leaf. When the Autumn Fairy came to him she found she had but one drop of color left in her wand. ‘■Poor Holly Leaf,” she said sadly, “I have just a drop of scarlet left, not enough to change you.” “Pray. don’t trouble yourself, Ma’am.” said he, “I like the green color best of all: indeed I do!” The fairy touched his branch with the la,st drop of color and at once there sprang forth a bunch of lovely scarlet berries. “At least.” she said, “you shall have this reward for your good nature."— Anna Marble. Stockings Made nt Human Hair. They were black stockings, thick, siifi’. lustrous, and the price-mark on them was SI5. “From China,” said the dealer. “From Northern China. Every family has a few pair of human hair stockings there. They are worn over tlie cotton stockings—they are too prickly to be worn next to the skin— and. properly treated, they last a life time. Tlie Chinese exporter who sold me these stockings said that when a child’s hair is shaved in Northern China tlie hair is preserved in a spe cial hair-box of lacquer. As soon as (he box is full enough tlie hair is taken from it and a pair of stockings is woven. Such stockings have a senti mental. almost a religious value, and are rarely parted with. It would lie safe to bet that there are not six pairs of hair stockings on sale in America.” —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. French and German fillip Names. French siiips are usually named after French provinces or towns, victories, ideas or sentiments, but no French names excepting those of the greatest men in -their history are made use of. German ships bear the names of Ger man rivers, ports, poets, states and characters in German literature, while Spanish ships are almost invariably named after cities or great command era —Chicago News.