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A HAPI’Y PHILOSOPHER.
( like the weather rainy an* I like the weather dry., ( like the world an’ like the plan the Ruler runs It by! There’s mebby droughty reasons In some fair and farmin' spot, While a streak of too wet weather blights another, like as not. But I do so lo\ e earth’s roses that the little thorns don’t hurt. An’ life to me Is somethin’ more than drudgery an’ dirt; God tuned my taste to sweetness, so I shun the bitter lees An’ find so much of honey I’m a-robbln’ of the bees. I've found that cornfields stunted till they wouldn’t pay to shock Will yield In huskin’ seasons lots o' nub bins for the stock, An’ the shirvcled wheat that rusted, one o’ Nature's weather tricks, Will do a sight toward fecdln’ all the hun gry hens and chicks. Cos what’s the use o’ whinin’ If the run o’ things don't suit, Tou get to smell the blossoms though some insect takes the fruit! I reckon kfo's so happy I can wander where I please An’ find so much of honey I’m a-robbin’ of the bees. A happy life's dependent not on gumption or on grit. But Jes’ the plain philosophy of make the best of It! Of course I ain’t denyin’ Sorrow’s stalkin’ through the land, But her sister, Joy, is with her, an’ a-ho!d ln’ of her hand. Cos write me down as happy, In the summer, spring or fall, An’ even storms o’ winter doesn't Ice the blossoms all, Cos I Jes’ keep on a-huntln’ In the fragrance or the freeze. An’ I find so much of honey I’m a-robbln' <•? the bees. —Roy Farrell Greene, in Youth’s Compan ion. •▼▼TTYTYYTYTYYYTYTYYYTYTT• | A DISPENSATION : K................ < aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa • A T SUNSET in a little town in Queensland the proprietor of tho best hotel the place could beast of ■was surprised, not to say flattered, to eec a gentleman, gold-headed as to his cane, and evidently ricli and in fluential. to judge from his servant and luggage, alight from the coach with all the appearance of one who was going to stay a week in the place. lie was distinctly an Ameri can, with a twinkling gray eye, a long aquiline nose, a clean-shaven upper lip and a small goatee, which he smoothed meditatively as he stood like a long-logged Colossus of Khodcs, in trousering of a very broad check pattern, surveying the pride of the proprietor’s heart, namely, the hotel. “I guess it’s not unlike my stables in Connecticut,” he said, presently, as the proprietor came down to meet liim. “You must have fine stables, then,” was the reply, offered gently, in the hope of turning 1 away not the great man himself, but. only his wrath. “We have, sir; our stable yards, are considerable. And I say it in praise of your shanty that it reminds me of my stables in Connecticut. I suppose you can give us a loose box for a week, majbe?” The landlord recognized the free and easy American with plenty of money—the kind of man who was never to slow to give offense because he was the master of the situation by reason of the almighty dollar; he recognized the “colonel” and the “general,” the man who travels as he lists the wide world over, and gets ready respect and deference from everybody. “Certainly,” he replied, “for a week or as much longer as j’ou like.” “Well, I guess I only want to stay a week. You see, I arranged to wait here for Viscount Thurlton, who is going to join me next Thursday, and then we’re going along to the new diggings just to reckon tilings up a bit to see whether the place is worth working on a large scale, as we do it in America, but I say, boss, this a?lace is real dull after Brisbane; Isn’t there any theater or place of amusement? I reckon I shall die of dullness right here.” The landlord, already under the distinguished patronage of Viscount Thurlton, became oil}', almost greasy, in his manner, lie explained that there was no troupe at +be theater at present, and that the only excitement was the trial of a man who was sup posed to be concerned in, a daring coach robbery committed some little time before in the neighborhood. “Ah! That would be interesting," said the stranger. “I .should like to see that. Stuck up the coach, did he?" “Hell, they say he did, but he him self swears that he is innocent, and that he was in Brisbane at the lime the coach was stopped. If you would care to hear the trial, sir, I can get you a seat easily.” “I guess I’ll take you up,” returned the stranger, and it was agreed that the proprietor should escort the great nan to the courthouse on the mor row, and by his influence secure him a good seat, just to enable him to while away the time until Viscount Thurlton came along. It so happened, however, that when they arrived the body of the court was full, so that the' distinguished looking American was accommodated with ascot on the bench, where he not only had a pood view of the pro ceedings. but was seen and known by everyone a the friend of Viscount Thurlton, and .a wealthy American •who was going to buy the new dig ging township to “work it" ns an ordinary man might work a potato patch. The prisoner was standing in the dock with his eyes cast down listen ing in despair to ti e conclusive evl ■ denec against him. Presently he raised his eyes at some direct ques tion from the judge, and was about to speak when his eye fell upon the •tranger sitting on the bench. lie paused and staggered, then gripped at the air, and fell senseless in the dock. When t last he was brought round he stood up, and, pointing to tho stranger, gasped for breath and tried to speak. “What is it, my man?” said the judge. “Steady yourself. I ask again, have you anything to say in j-our de fense?” “Oh, jour honor!” said the prisoner, at last, “I am saved—saved at the last moment. I have already said that I was in Brisbane at the time of the robberj - , and there is the man who can prove it.” All ej’es followed the direction of his finger and rested upon the stran ger, who started, looked confused, then irritated, and finally bewildered, as if he fancied the prisoner must bo mad. “If that gentleman will answer .my question,” resumed the prisoner, “I think I shall be able to prove to eveiy onc that I was in Brisbane at tie time I said." The stranger shifted in his seat nervouslj’, and at last said, in tones of annoyance and expostulation; “Your honor, I’ve never to my knowledge set ej - es on the prisoner before, and I don’t see how I car fix up his innocence. Besides, I guess I didn’t come here to- be questioned by everj- son of a gun that holds up a mail coach—l beg j'our pardon, j - our honor, but you’ll allow the annoj’ance is considerable, anyhow.” His honor admitted it was, but straightway appealed to the stran ger’s better feelings on behalf of the prisoner until he was somewhat mol lified, and remarked; “Waal, if he thinks it's straight wire, he can start in, and I’ll answer his questions. I don’t mind taking him up on that.” The stranger was then sworn, and as he stood in the witness box the prisoner addressed him. “Sir,” he said, “do jmu remember on the 3d of Julj’ a man running after your hat in the street in Brisbane and bringing it back to you on the pave ment?” “I can’t say that I do,” replied the stranger after a little thought; "no, I can’t fetch it.” “Do j’ou not remember his saying that he was out of work and his three children were starving? And then can you recall giving him a sovereign and saying: ‘Here’s a shilling for you?’ " The stranger was silent, as if he wished to remember the occurrence, but presently lie shook his head and said: “Xo; it’s no use—j’ou must be mistaking me for someone else.” “Stay!” cried the prisoner again, in a voice of terrible tension, for it was his last chance. “Do j'ou rctnepiber, be fore giving the sovereign, that the man told you he had fought in the Crimean war and could show wounds —that he had helped his country, but his countrj’ would not help him? Yes, j’ou must re member his showing you the scars—one at the back of the bead, another on his right breast —” The stranger interrupted him with a sudden exclamation: “I do, I do! The scar on j our breast is a long one —a saber cut. Your honor, I remem ber meeting this man! I must apolo gize; his life was in my hands, and 1 nearly let him fall through. He is the man I saw in Brisbane.” There was a profound sensation in court as the prisoner steadied himself and wiped the cold moisture from his brow. “Can you remember the date on which tHis happened?” asked Hie prosecuting counsel. “Ah, I’m afraid I can’t,” the stranger returned; “but I know this—it was three days after the Carlisle Castle ar rived at Sydney, if it’s possible to find out what date that was.” The newspapers of the first week in July were then consulted, and it was found that the Carlisle Castle arrived at Sydney on June 30, so that three days afterward brought it to the exact date required. Again there was applause in court as the prisoner was formally' acquitted, hinally, turning toward the stranger, the judge remarked: “In the interest of justice, I thank you, sir; your pres ence here to-day is on* of those re markable dispensations of providence which are seldom met with.” That night the acquitted' prisoner, the American gentleman, and his serv ant rode through the bush in a jovial frame of mind. For reasons best known to themselves they wished to put as great a distance as possible between the township and themselves before morning; and as they went they planned how they should hold up the mail a second time at no very distant date. But it was the last time the trick was played successfully in that neigh borhood, for the distinguished Ameri can decamped w ithout paying his hotel bill; moreover, Viscount Thurlton never arrived, and a rat was subse quently smelt and seen floating ,n the air of the neighborhood of the court house—a rat which had grown consid erably beyond the “bud” stage.—Chi cago Herald. nirli Food* (op Plk. Dr. J. I!, liubbcll, representative ol the lied Cross society in Havana, has found that a former agent of the so ciety, who had refused to give up cer tain lied Cross stores, has been using them to fatten his pigs with. The fat tening food consisted of French peas and dried apples and apricots.—Al bany Argus. A Royal .Snap Shooter. One of the amusements of the German empress is to follow the emperor in Ids hunting trips with a camera and take photographs of the game he kills. She not only “touches the button,” but “does the rest” at home with her own hands. Problem fop (he Kindergarten. After all the learned editors and col lege professors have debated over the time when.the ni; etcenth century ends, It will be safe, saja the Chicago News, to refer the entire matter to the kin dergarten class. STUDY IN EX-PRESIDENTS Tonr Were Living tt Three Different Times in the History of the Country. Two ex-presidents of the United States are living, Cleveland and Harri son. Before the expiration of John Adams’ term, 1801, there was no ex-president living, Washington having died Decem ber, 1799. During Jefferson's administration Adams was ex-president. Both died on the same day, July 4, 1826. Both were ex-presidents during the administra tions of Madison and Monroe and a part of (lie administration of J. Q. Adams. When Monroe was president the threi ex-presidents were Adams, Jefferson and Madison. J. Q. Adams became president in 1825. At thattime Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe were living. But before the expiration of J. Q. Adams’ term, 1829, only Madison and Monroe were living. During Jackson's first administration Madison, Monroe and J. Q. Adams were the living ex-presidents. Before the ex piration of Jackson’s second adminis tration only J. Q. Adams remained as former president. When Van Buren was president J. Q. Adams and Jackson were the living ex presidents. During William Henry Harrison’s term of one month J. Q. Adams, Jack son and Van Buren were the living ex presidents. John Tyler as vice president succeed ed Harrison and was in office from 1841 to 1845. The ex-presidents living dur ing his term were J. Q. Adams, Jackson t.nd Van Buren. While Polk was president the living ex-presidents were J. Q. Adams, Jack son, Van Buren and Tyler. But before the expiration of Polk’s term Van Bu rei and Tyler only remained. Taylor’s terra lasted less than five months. In that time Van Buren, Tyler and Polk were living, although Polk died 25 days before Taylor, thereby leaving Van Buren and Tyler living ex presidents. When Fillmore was president Van Buren and Tyler were still living. With Pierce as president there were three living ex-presidents, Van Buren, Tyler and Fillmore. When Buchanan was president Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore and Pierce were living. During Lincoln’s term of office Fill more, Pierce and Buchanan were liv ing. In the administration of Johnson Bu chanan died, leaving Fillmore and Pierce. During Grant’s first term Fillmore and Johnson were living. Before the expiration of his second term there was no living ex-president. Grant was the only liviilg ex-presi dent while Hayes was at the white house. During Garfield's short term Grant and Hayes were living. In the administration of Arthur Grant and Hayes were still living. At the time of Arthur's death Hayes was living. During Cleveland's first term Grant, Hayes and Arthur were living. Before the expiration of that term only Hayes remained. With Benjamin Harrison as president Hayes and Cleveland- were living, but before the expiration of Harrison’s term only Cleveland remained ns a liv ing ex-president. In Cleveland’s second term there was but one ex-president living, Harrison. During McKinley’s term the two liv ing ex-presidents are Cleveland and Harrison. Three times in the history of (he country have four ex-presidents been living at the same time. Frequently three; once there was one ex-president living during the incumbency of his predecessor; tw ice none.—N. V. Sun. POWER OF IMAGINATION. An Instance Which llluntrutei* Its 1n - llucnee I pon the Average Person. The influencj of imagination is a factor with which physicians have to reckon very largely, and in the minor ailments of life, at any rate, the most tuccessful practitioner is he who pos sesses the faculty of inspiring confi dence in himself to begin with, and then in the treatment he-advises. A re cent number of the Psychological Ke view relates an interesting- experiment made by Mr. Slosson with the view of demonstrating how easily this faculty can be culled into play, in the course of a popular lecture he presented to his audience a bottle containing distilled water, which he uncorked with elabor ate precautions, and then, watch ir hand, he asked those present to indi cate the exact moment at which the pe culiar odor was perceived by them. Within 13 seconds those immediately in front of him held up their hands, and within 40 seconds those at the other end of the room declared that they dis tinctly perceived the odor. There was an obstinate minority, largely com posed of men. who stoutly declared their inability to delect any odor, but. Mr. Slosson believes that many more would have givt n in had he not been compelled to bring the experiment to a close within a minute of opening the bottle, several persons in the front rank finding the odor so |owerful that they hastily quitted the lecture room. It would have been interesting to know the attitude of theaudienceon learning the liberty that had been taken with their imaginations, but on this point, unfortunately, the report is silent.— Medical Press. Not Alliterative. Plodding Willie—l wonder wot’s dc matter. Sample seems ter be wrong wid tss. Weary Pete —Dat fool printer’* got our names mixed.—N. Y. Journa.- SCHOOL AND CHURCH. In the Chicago high schools there ara three girls to one boy. Birmingham, Ala., prohibited street preaching by Mormons. Coeducation, says the Puritan, tends to discourage sentiment. There are 14 Homan Catholic convent schools in the city of Toronto. The Advent conference at Westbrook, Me., dec.ded that women may preach, but cannot be ordained. At the commencement of Berea col lege, in the eastern Tennessee moun tains, 1,500 saddle horses were picketed on the grounds. Dr. J. C. Culbertson, a member of the Cincinnati school board, believes the schools should be moved into the coun try and the pupils supplied with car rides and lunches by the municipality. In celebrating the liftieth anniversary of his professorship Prof. Virchow, of Berlin, said he owed his scientific repu tation almost entirely to his American and Japanese pupils, who continued his researches. In Ponce there is an American free school, partly supported by the military government and partly by the citizens of the city. It has about 350 pupils and is doing excellent work, being a thor oughgoing school according to Ameri can ideas. Harvard may not hold the football championship, but she has more stu dents than any other American univer sity. The figures are: Harvard, 5,250; Michigan, 3,346; Pennsylvania, 3,346; Columbia, 3,083; Yale, 2,688; Cornell, 2,645; Wisconsin, 2,025; Chicago, 1,680; Princeton, 1,194, and Johns Hopkins, 632. STARS AS TIMEKEEPERS. According; t<> Till* Authority They Are Mich More Reliable Than ihe Sun. Probably the majority of peopie sup pose that the observatories obtain the correct time from the sun. When the average man wishes to give his watch the highest praise he says; “It regu lates the sun,” not being aware that a watch which would keep with the suu around the year would have to be near ly as bad as Cap’n Cuttle’s. The farm er may safely decide when to go in to dinner by the sun, but if the mariner was as confident that the sun marked always the correct time as the farmer is he would be sure to be at times 200 or 300 miles from where he thought he was. In other words, the sun—that is, a sundial—is onty correct on a few days in each year, and during the intervening times gets ns far as a whole quarter hour fast or slow. These variations of the sun from uni form time caused no end of trouble be tween the astronomers and the fine elockmakers before it was discovered that sun time is subject to such irreg ularities. The better the clock the worse it often seemed to go. But as the variations in sun time are now accurately known, correct time might beobtained from the sun by mak ing proper allowance, were it not for the difficulty of observing Us position with sufficient exactness. The large disc of the sun cannot be located so perfectly as ean the single point which a star makes. For this reason astronomers depend almost wholly upon the stars for obtaining accurate time. It is the method of doing this which we propose to describe. There are several hundred stars whose positions have been established with the greatest accuracy by the most care ful observations at a number of the principal observatories of the world. If a star's exact position is known, it can readily be calculated when it will pass the meridian of any given place— that is, the instant it will cross a north and south line through the place. The data regarding these stars are all pub lished in the nautical almanacs, which are got out by several different observa tories for the use of navigators and all others who have uses for them. These stars are known as “clock stars.”—Pop ular Science Monthly. Making; Him Whole, “It takes the glorious old west to do business,” said the man with the alli gator grip, as he boarded the train at St. Paul. “Wc of the east are nut in it a little bit.” “Anything to relate?” queried one of the passengers, as he woke up. “Just a few words. I traveled from New York to Chicago with a staving looking girl. At Buffalo 1 was gone on her. At Detroit we were engaged. As we reached Chicago she had set the date. 1 returned home, wrote her 320 love letters and came out here to get married. "She decided that she would marry another. She estimated the value of my time at SSOO, the worth of my let ters at S3OO and my broken heart at S2OO, and drew me a check for SI,OOO, and here it is. Gave Her a recipt in full to date, kissed her good-by, and there you are and here 1 am. There's but one way to do business, and the west knows all about it. Yes, check fora thousand, and how many of you gentlemen will smoke a good cigar at my expense?”— Chicago Evening News. How Anlnl Got Ita Annie. South America was discovered by ihe Portuguese, who were searching for an ocean road to India. Bartholomew Dias was Ihe commander of the two lit tle ships that formed the expedition, in 1486. Eleven years later De Gama took another Portuguese fleet south. He discovered Natal on Christmas day, and thus named it in consequence.—N. Y. Herald. A Coiimrrrlil People. TYie Belgians are an eminently com mercial people. In Antwerp ten trav eling commercial scholarships of three years’ duration, with an annual income of SI,OOO, arc given to students who most deserve such opportunities.—K. Y. World. A LITTLE GENTLEMAN, She stood at the crowded crossing, A woman crippled and old, Whose thin and faded garments A pitiful story told. On her arm a basket of apples That no one cared to buy. "I must sell ’em or go hungry," She thought, with a weary sigh. “Maybe if I'd cross over I'd have better luck," she said: But the crowded street before her Filled her with thought of dread. " ’Tain’t safe for a poor old cripple,” She said, with another sigh, "But I’ve got to take my apples Where somebody wants to buy." She passed by the curbstone, fearing To trust herself In the tide Of life that was coming and going. “Deary me. It seems so wide, An’ so many horses an’ wagons, I know I'd get soart!” she said. “An’ if I got hurt"—with a shiver— “l'd a good deal better be dead.” ”<?ee that apple-woman, Tommy; She's afraid to cross the street," Cried a boy who was going schoolward To a friend he chanced to meet. “She’ll get scared and drop her basket, And there’ll be no end of fun. Hurry up, hurry up, old woman: Grub your apple-cart and run!" “Hush," said the other, sternly, And went to the woman’s side. “If you want to cross, I’ll help you, If you’ll trust mo for a guide. Let me carry your basket for you; Don’t fear, but keep close to me, 4nd you’ll soon be over safely,” He told her cheerily. With someone to guide her footsteps, The crossing was quickly made. “I knew I could trust you," she told him, "So I didn’t get afraid. God bless you for your kindness To a poor old thing like me. If I knew your mother. I’d tell her How proud she ought to be." I fancy that this lad’s mother Must know of his kindly deeds, And is glad that the boy she loves so Takes thought of others' needs. Such boys are the ones to trus. in For the men that must ho had, For the father of the true man Is the true and manly lad. —Eben E. Rcxford, in Golden Days. JOCKO WAS FORGIVEN. lion n Monkey'll lMn> fiilnes* Saved Hl* Master’* Life and Undo Him n Great Hero. A German merchant, who had long' done business in the island of Java, at length made up his mind to wind up ids business affairs and return to his old home in Hamburg, it took him a whole year to get ready, but tiie time finally came when lie was free. He intended to go home by a certain steamer and to take with him a large amount of money and to ship a quantity of > tluable goods. The merchant telegraphed to Ba tavia to find just what day the steam er would arrive at ids port, and Ids telegram was replied to, but when it was delivered at his office lie was out, and it was laid on ids desk. He had for years owned a pet monkey, and though the animal had never de stroyed a paper before on this occa sion he actually ate the telegram up. He was chained up and promised whipping, and the merchant sent off another telegram. A storm had broken the wires, however, and it did not get through for a day or two. It was then too late. The steamer JOCKO AT THE DESK arrived, took on passengers and freight, and was off again in a few hours. The merchant was sadly disap pointed, and the monkey would surely have had its ears cuffed, if no more, when startling news arrived. Within six hours after the steamer had put to sea she struck a rock and went down with all hands. Not one sin gle person out of the hundred or more on board were saved. Had the mer chant taken passage on her lie would have been lost with the rest. it did not take Hm long to figure out that the monkey hud saved his life and fortune by eating that telegram up, and instead of being punished Jocko nas forgiven and made u hero. They even had ids pictures in tiie papers, and when finally taken to Batavia crowds called to see him, and he was hailed as the “telegraph monkey.” He went to Germany witli Ids muster, and I am sorry to say that the change of climate brought about Ids death within a year.— Cldc ago Inter Ocean. Omnlpreaent Yuiilh. Minister Good evening, Willie; is your pa pa at home ? Willie (aged seven, to his father in the library) Say, paw, did }ou see him first? Minister -Why do you ask your fa ther such a strange question, my boy? Willie Well, you see, paw and Mr. Glikins are playin' [Hiker this evenin’, and I heerd paw say he bet you w udn’t see him if be saw you tirsU—Ohio Slate Journal. PRACTICAL HEAT MOTOR. When Set Over a Lump It Will De velop Enoußh Power to Drive Toy Machinery. Hire are instructions for making the simplest form of heat motor that can be devised. Set over a lamp, or stove, or furnace register, so as to get the benefit of a strong upward current of rising hot air, it will develop power enough to run toy machinery, says the New York Press. You might make a motor of this sort that would run a small electric generator, but it would have to It larger and stronger than the one here shown. Stiff cardboard, wire heavy enough not to bend too easily, a spool, glue and some pieces of wood are needed. On the cardboard, with a pair of com passes, lay out four circles, seven inches, C'/ 3 inches, 1% inches, and an incli in diameter, making the centers of ali the circles the same and inclosing the circles. Cut the cardboard along the outer circle, so that you will have a disc seven inches in diameter. Lay it off into eight equal parts, marked A, in Fig. 1, by drawing four lines across the disc so that they will bisect one another at equal angles in (lie center. Next, with a sharp knife, cut through the cardboard on the six inch and fl inch circles, as indicated by solid lines in Fig. 1. Also cut between the circles on the solid division lines marked C. You will then have made the blades of the motor. Bend the blades along the dotted lines marked B, or at an angle of about 45 degrees from the re mainder of the cardboard, so that the /f\ A ■ A y\ ! A \\ ffli SIMPLE HEAT MOTOIt. hot air as it rises can get a purchase on the blades. When you have gone that far make the hub and other parts of the little machine. The hub .should be a round piece of wood an inch in diameter and half an inch high. Mount it on apiece of wire, as shown in Fig. 2. Next cut the cardboard disc, inside the one-inch circle, along the solid lines marked I), in Fig. 1, so as to make an opening for the hub. You will then have eight lit tle flaps. Bend them back, so as to make an aperture for the hub. Fit the cardboard wheel on to the huh and glue the flaps firmly to the sides there of. Next mount a spool, in which you have cut a deep groove to make it serve as a band wheel on the wire shaft, and the motor proper is complete. The style of stand or mount to be made w ill vary according to circumstances. If you purpose operating a motor with hot air from a lamp, the form shown in Fig. 3 will he satisfactory It con si-ls of a crosspiece supported by four legs, the whole being made like a saw horse. The wire shaft passes through the crosspiece, the spool band wheel or driving pulley on the shaft is above the erosspieee and the motor wheel is suspended below. The length of (he legs will depend, of course, on (lie height of the lamp. They should be long enough to lifl the motor wheel sufficiently to prevent its charring and taking fire from the heat. The stand shown in the drawing is of wire and Ihe lower end of the shaft is supported by a triangular piece of tin held up by three short pieces of wire. Low* I’linl Wenr Speclnelr*. Asa rule human beings are the only animals that require the assistance of mechanical appliances to improve their sight, but there have been a few cases in our country of horses having been provided with spectacles to assist their failing vision, in Bussin, however, it is customary to put spectacles on (lie cows that roam the great steppes,where the snow lies white for six months at a time. I'he cattle feed upon the grass that pokes through or lies under the light snow, and they have to he sup plied with smoked glasses to keep from becoming blinded by the dazzling whiteness of the plains. It is said that 50,000 old grandmother cows wear spec tacles half of the year in Russia. Nalnrnl Hot Water flock. One of the most curious clocks in the world, says the Boston Traveler, is that which Amos Lane, of Amldee, Nev., con structed some time ago. The machin ery, which is nothing but a face, hands and lever, is connected with a geyser, which shoots out an immense column of hot water every 38 seconds. This spout ing never varies to tin* tenth of a sec ond. Every time tic water spouts up it strikes the lever and moves (he hands forward 38 seconds. It n*kln n \rmy I* Ik cun Pont. \ regimental pigeon post hereafter will form part of the regular equipment of every Bosnian field force when mobilized. During the last Khissian army maneuvers experiments with the birds were conducted on an extensive scale, nd their utility was demon strated. In no ease did tbe birds fail to arrive with their message sooner than a mounted messenger would Uuvu done.