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_AM'=WAR BARBER SHOP. '?"I'm a .iollr jnclc tar." paid Hon I'owline, i "My lioin'e is the Ocean's breast, 'And iio real lar alloat or -ishore Wcnrs whlskers o'cr his vest." When tlie rhymer who pennod tho above lines showod tlH-m to a "real tar" with the qnrry, "why''" Jaek replicd that saiior men norer wore vests aud aliuost as rarely fctod whlskers. "I'm isafe liolh ways," paid tho hnddlng poet. nnd he rusbed into print with his story of what "Hon l.owline" said. Some KOllormen say that when the same truthful poi't trlod to record the actual sny lng of "Ben Bowllne-," when the lattor first nndertonk to shave hlmself at sea, he saw his wriling tablet ?o up in smo_. beoausobe had ur.t taken the trouMe nor had the fore 4=ight to do his wiitlug on asbestos. At rarelntervals the same poet undertakes <o contlnue his rhyincs of tho sea and of Jack's hal.it of daily sbaving with littlesuc <ess. Shnviug atsoa is such .1 dlflicult task, -even to the oldest aud most cxperlencod tar, that Jack wou'd be Ilkely to prove danger? ous to any rbyxner who would cssay to be -omc poctical over such a thitic. ln this plctui-eit is seen how two of Uncle Bara'.s tars, now stntioned on one of the fhips of the North Atlantic squadroh, have, throuch a mutu.-il agreeinom to stnnd or fall together, undortaken to shave each other .without the assistancc of the shlp'-s barber. The ship's barber at the time the picture was taken was ondeavoring to shave the oldest hard shell able seaman aboard with a pair of pincers. "The Dago pulls some of them out." said .Tnck to Dick Dead Eyo, "and then cirs out the others. Let's start our own barber shop." "Contont," said "Dead Eye," and he leaned his boad on tho main boom and jsmilingly placed his life in the hands of his fellow-tar. Rcmcmberlng another of the sea poet's at tc-mpts at rhyming. Jack piped out as he Iatbcrcd tne face of "Dead Eye"?? "When .Tack's at sca he shaved would be, E'en though the waves roll high. As a s-hnvor hc has the savor of the sea; Scorned are the dangers nlgh. Most of tho ships in TJncle Sam's navy have a regular barber aboard, who onlists as a landsman at $16 a month. If hc ls on a battle ship. with a complement of between four hundred and five, hundred men, he will more Ihau triple that sunt ln a month through his labors as a shaver. Ho doth lathor and shave, though the wind it doth rave Through tho topmasts, the ratllnes, the shronds; Though his razor is tin hc *_naves off your cliin And sings "Ho, to the dark, lowerlng clouds." Peaches Were Costly. Blgnon, who for years kept a colcbrated restuurant in Paris, diod rcccntly, and his friends are now telllng tbc following .rtory about him: One winter evenlng 'Count Paul Peniidoff, a distinguiEUed Rus fciuu, entered the restaurant and ordered a Tery plain dinner. When the bill was Ibrougbt to him he looked over It carefully and then sumrnoned Blgnon. "How ls this?" be asked. "You charge me EO francs for two peaches." "Y<s, Count," answered Blgnon, with a How bow. "But are peaches so rare, then?" asked the Count. To this Blgnon repllod with his most pracious emile: "It is not peaches that are irare, Count, but Desnldoffs.*' The Russian Fiuilcd and pnld the bill. ISwindling Chinese Dead. I A curious industry- in China la tue.manu jfacture of uiock money for offerlhgs to She dead. The pieces are oniy half the lelze of real colns, but tlie dead are sup ?poM-d not to kuow thedifferenee. The duiaraj- *volns nre made out of tln, bammcred to the thlnness of pap'cr and Staaiped out to the size roquired. Try An Oak Steak. TVood Is to be the nowest food, says Helnrlch Reh, a professor of chemistry In Berlln. He has secured a *patent upon a form of aulnial fodder which has sawdust ns its chief ingredient. He argucs that anl'mals have a declded likitig for young shoots, roots of shrubs, tree bark and other heavy food of the same na turc, and, siuce cxperiments have proved that the nutriment contained in such growth remaius in it even after it has become wood, he bbscrves that with a little salt and water added to it the sawdust will prove to be a highly nourishing dlet. He has statistlcs to prove 1? Pine, blrch, popl.-ir, alder, acacla, beeeh and walnut woods and straws have been analyzed cheml cally by him, and he finds that the wood has vastly more albumen, nitrogen and fatty substnuce than the straw. The inventor claims that "a very chcap cattle food can be prepared ln this manner, to which may be added potato peelings, coruhusks and shells of graln and the resldue from the sugar btet after -the sugar has been c-tracted." At all seasons of the year 5 o'clock, morn? ing, ls tlie coldest of the __ FURNACE WITHSTANDS TERRIFIC HEAT. ? Carborundum furnaces are the greatost power consuuicrs In the world. This oue's Tcngth ls 1G feet, wldth C feet, while the Jieigbt of the brick walls is 5 feet. Thu walls are built loose, no niortar or other Jjindor being used. The mixture from which carbotundum Is jUiadc ls composed of sawdust, saud, eokc iend salt. lt l* ptled 10 feet high and luto jthe 01-68 1,000 clcctrlcal horsepowcr is di ixectcd and left on for thlrty-slx hours. Entiroatlng that 10 men working steadily all day long hardly cqual the ouergy.of a _lng!e horse power, it ls evident that this furnace consumes cnergy amounting to the force of 10,000 men. ln doing this it re quire's very little attention, thus making lt clear that such wonderful power consumers do not help the cause of labor. The same amount of energy consumed by this furnace would operate several exteiislve mauufaeturing plants employing thousands of hands. It ls believed that this furnace consumes as large a unlt of elcctricity as any apparatus in the world, which makes lt thorbugnly interesting and a vcritablc curi oslty. MEMBER ?. A. R. ALSO CONFEDERATE VETERAN. James Anderson, a deputy eberlff, ot Sprlngfleld, Mnss., has the unusual ols tlnction of being the only man who enjoys membershlp In the Grand Army of the nepublic and In the corresponding organiza tlon of Southern soldlers known as the Con federate Veterans. Mr. Anderson's conneetion with the Con (fcderate Veterans came about in a happy ! manner and has resulted In muchfraternlty between the blue and the gray. He was. a member of Company M, Thtrty-first Mainc Volunteers, and thus had an opportunity to . place an estlmate on the bravery of the Confederate soldier from personal experl ence. . The garrison at Fort Davis, in front of Petersburg, of which Mr. Anderson was a member, was under practically contlnnous fire from November, 1S64, to Aprll 2,18C5. A visit to Petersburg in lS02chanced to be at the time a delegation from Michigan was present, to return a battle flag belonging to the Petersburg Grays. "While at the hotel on the evening of his arrival Mr. Anderson was surprised to rccelve a call from Mr. Hugh R. Smith, who stated that he had been delegated to invite Mr. Anderson, as a Northern soldier, to be present on the occa sion of the return of the battle flag. Mr. Anderson accepted the invitation. Great was his surprise to bear not only cxprcssions of loyalty to the United States, but of lore for the flag from the men who had fought the federal armies with suchde terrnination 35 years before. While Mt. Anderson was marveling at his cxperience he suddenly found himself forci hly pulled to his feet and introduced to the gathering by Mr. Slmon Seward, one of the foremost business men of Petersburg, who said: "Mr. Commander, hcre's anothe:r of l^iysf-G^u^re^wewanttohear from you." Mr. Anderson was taken bj surprise, but spoke from nls beart In a manner that captivatedhieaudlence. The result was that A P. BM Camp ot Confederate Veterans, of petersburg, re? celved an invitation to send a delegatlon of its members to visit E. K. WHcox Grand Army Post, of SprlngficTd The Invitation was accepted, and on a wlntry night In February the Southernexs nrrlved and were royally entertained. So delighted were the confederate vet? erans with the hospitalitv shown them in Springfield that upon their return home they sent an invitation for the WHcox Post to vislt A. P. Hill Camp. The G. A. R. men went to Petersburg, and by so doing estab Iished a lasting friendship between tho two posts. Soon after the visit of the Grand Army men to Petersburg a. P. HHI Post voted unanlmously to make Mr. Anderson a con trlbuting member of rhocamp. a distlnctlon enjoyed by no other Nr,rtheru soldier in any Confederate camp in the South. Smallest Of Yertebrates. In the Philippines ls to be found the small? est vertebrate anlmal la the world. It Is a flsh, which is known to the natlves as sina paran, and has been baptized by the United States Flsh Commisslon "Mlstlchthys Lu zonensis." It is almost transparent. The Filipinos consider lt a delicacy and use lt with sauces and with rice. Hundreds of the tlny creatures are required to mnko a good dis'h, but fortnnately the fish is found in mauy places and in large numbers. LOADING WHEAT BY ELECTRICIIY. Behold the electrlc stevedore! It suf fereth not from fatigue and it quittcth not even at the lunc-h hour, and yet lt loads wheat upon a vessel in a style far beyond the possibillties of hiini.nn hands. Just watch it, If you please. The sacks of grain come aboard by a sort of trolley and are dnmped into the hold at the rate of one every two seconds. It ls, ln fact, the latest achievemenlof glectricity as applied for power puritp.cs. The phot'jfcaph is from the Year Book of the Departft-nt of Agriculture. HOW LOCOloilVES HAVE fiROWN. Photographed sido by side is shown In a striking manner how the railroad locomotlvo has grown within the last 40 years. In tho foreground is seen the largest typc of engino in use in 1S50; behi'nd it is the big gest-Iocomotive of today, such as Is oru ployed ou tho Rallimore and Ohio or the Pennsylvania. The latter is capable of drawlng nfc;e than a dozen times as many cars as tlfcformer. The phwgrapb. is from tho Year Book of the Depaftaent of Agriculture. * Bosnians As Carvers. Very artlstlc are the household articles wrought by ordinary peasants in Bosnia. Moreovcr, those who fashloned them had no dclicatc tools for that purpose, and, as a rule, used only common kltchen knives. In thlngs artlstlc those children of tho soil delight, and there ls hardly autensilin their hunible hoines which ls not decorated and ornammted ln some way. The articles in the acrompanylng picture furnish n fine es ampl*. of their sklll as wood engravers. They inclvfleshepherds' flutes, a distaff, an instru meni for carding wool and vessels for hold Ing water. In each case tho engraving is bfvmonious and truly artistic both as re jjards conception and execution. During the last year or two many tourlsts from all cOu-tries have gone to Bosnia, and that ls Why the flne artistic ability of these untutored peasants is now attracting atten? tion. -__^ Emerald nnd beryl are preclsely the.same substance, except for coloring matter; ame thyst and rock crystal are likewUe identl caL Easy Death For Dogs. In Paris a new method for dcstroying lost ?dogs has bec-u devised. Thirty of the con demned ahimals are placed iaa cage, which is rolled on to a platform and then sinks by hydraulic force about six feet into the c-arth, where it is hormetically closed. Car bonlc acifl is then turned on, and la the space of 40 seconds every dog dies without a strug gle. "By the old system," says Mr. E. S. Glavls, who has studied this new method, "namely, the use of common gas, the dogs suffered for two or three minutes. In the London pounds a mixture of carbonic acid gas and chloro forin is used but the authorities in Taris decided that as carbonic acid gas is one oi the most powerful anaesthetirs known the chloroform was superfluous. 'In the pouuds of some of the cities in the j United States electricity ls used for the de struction of dogs, but, while this causes In-j stant death, only one dog can, as I undeH stand it, be kiiled at a time.'' \ The cost of the new Iethal chamber li] Tarls was ?1,030. Mesico's navy is the smallest in the worlj la proportion to population. She has tv dispatch vessels, two gunboats and five se ond-elass tropedo boats. These are mannj by 00 olliccrs and 500 men. To Electrocute Flies. It is a Kliode Island man who has patented an apparatus for killing tlie electrieitv Itlooks somewhat like a mi iron. piaeed vertically, with a horizoltil shelf hanainS beneath. ; f The eriitfron is compOsed of wlres wflth are conneoted" with an electric battcry|D:,i the wi.-e< are so close together that I ty allghtln/ean hardiy fall to stand up&at least two oi them at once. The w rei te. ing alternatively ncgatne and positlvf !ae insect in- rhe mere act of lighting up* the maebinccompletes a circuit and is ins|ttir At i'nfervals the horizontal shelf n ?mored and the dead mea^brushec Bisst Is A Coffin. wt urns are now contrlvances to k.cp thf- departed near us and remove much *.e horror assoclated with burial of the dfad in graves. -fie bust is an excellent iikeness of Mrs. tfon Picrce Spencer, a desceudantof Pres ifleat Pierce. lt is made of plaster of paris and modeled from a photograph of the lady. The east stands upon a small metallic safe of indestructible materlal, alumlne and Htanium, the latter being the strongest metal known, this receptacle contalnlng tha ashes of the deceased. The bust urn rests on a portable oak cabi net and occupies niche No. 101 in the lower rotunda of the columbarlttin at Mount C.1I vet, tidjoming Lutheran Cemetery, Brooklyn. It ls the flrst ever dedicated to the preser vatlon of mortuary ashes. The most dangerous vegetableirritan.pol son Is that of the itchWood tree. of the J-iji Islands. One drop of the sap falllng <_-.,yia ?hand Is as palnful as a touctt 9ta.'hofmaij,' SKFIETON IN A TSEE Travelers through the wild dlstricts of the State of Sonora, Mex., not infrequently come across a human skeleton fastened in a tree. It is a reminder of the warfare of the Yaqui Indians of that state. one of the last tribes to accept the peaceful condltions es tablished by President Diaz. Instead of burying the bodies of their victims or leaving them nnbnrled In the licld. the Yaqnis fasten them securety inthe: branches of trees, where their bones serve as a warning to shch as follow after. Except ln Isolated parts of Sonorn, the Yaqtils now glve little troublej and Presl-. dent Dlaz's good sotdlers will soon estabtlsh peace throughout the entlrs state. New Potato Planter. Here is a novel and practicnl way ot planting potatoes and seeds. The new de vice intended for 'this purpose consists ot several tubes, each of.which is a certain distance away from the others. The reason why the tubes are so aranged is in order that the potatoes or seeds may fall- into their proper piaces as soon as they are dropped through the tube. Seeds, whon sown, must be placed at regular dlstancos apart from each other, and they are bound to tall in their proper piaces if dropped through tubes that have been properly ar ranged. Great Herring Machine, Very clever is a Swedish inventor named EJtenberg, who has constructed a machine which takes herrings as they -come from the net, sorts them into the four sizes rec ogntzed by the trade, scrapes off their scales, cuts off their heads, spllts, cieans and washes them Inside and out. The machine does all this automatically, and turns out twenty thousand herrings per hour. One of the big floatlng herring factorles which go out from Goteborg to the herring banks Is to be equlpped with the astouish Ing apparatus, which ought to effect a revo iution in the price of bioaters. Finds IJidden Gold. In all ages men of learnlng and science have dreamed of the posslbllity of ftnding, by the use of an instrument, metal hldden iu the earth, but it has remained for Fred H. Brown, of Garvanza, Cai., to work out the idea to a practlcal solutlon. He has invented a machine which he calls an electrical dlvinlng rod and ore analyzer. It will detect the presence of and analyze metallic ore In rocks instantly, whetheron table dump, top of ground or in tunnels or shaf ts. It gives a positlve Idea of the com parative quality and quantity of the metal contained in the rocks, and Is most valuable in assorting ores ia dumps. In telling about his divining rod Mr. Brown said: "I measure the rcsistance of the earth as a conductor between terminals a definite and Known distance apart. These measurements are repeated at various points in the vicinity, and they are then compared with each other. If the reslstance so meas ured at one point varies from that at an? other point to a material degree, then the presence ln the earth of an ore or mineral at the point where the vibratlon occurs is Indlcated. "The next step ia to determlne the depth of the ore, mineral and the like, beneath the surface of the earth. This result I accoin plished by varylng the distance of space be? tween the terminals. For instance, if the ore ls located 50 feet below the surface of the earth, then Ita presence will not be Indl? cated If the measurements of resistance are taken through 100 or less feet of earth, for the reason that the" current. following the well-known law of sceklng the path of least reslstance, will pass dlrectly from one terml nal to another and wlthoat being affected by the ore or mineral. . "If, however, the distance of separatlon of the terminals be Increased to 200 or more feet, then the ore or tha mineral will offer a path of less reslstance to the current as compared with the reslstance offered thereto by the same distance of the earth wlthont ores or minerals, and hence, by thus varying. the distance, through which the measure? ments are taken and comparing such meas? urements, the depth of the ore beneath the surface.of.JLhe.earth may be accurately'de . jermiaedf "? His Memory Best Three men were d'spnting In Rerlln the other day as to ?vhlch of them had the best memory, and, flnally, they asked Oscar Blumenthal, a well-known writer, to de cide the matter. "Read me any page of Goethe's pros? works," said one of the three, "and I will at once repeat it, word for word." "I can do better than that," said the sec? ond one. "Put me ln a corncr of this roora and I will play three ganies of chess sitnul taneously without ever looklug at th* boards." "That's nothlng to what I can do," said the first speaker again. "Begin a conversatioa with me now about the most abstird thlnqs possible, and at the end of an hour I wlli j repeat the entlre conversatioa to you." The third man was sllent, and Blumenthal said to him: "Why don't you tell ns what you can do? A few minutes ago you were boastlng a good deal Qf your wonderful memory." "I know lt," was the reply, "but I did no. then know that- my two friends took tho matter so serlously. And as they are so much In earnest I will not try to surpaa_; them, for I cannot forget that each of them | did me a favor yesterday." "Yesterday?" asked Blumenthal. "Yes," was the reply. "And you have not yet forgotten lt? Ia thac case the laurels belong to you, for yoa have, Indecd, a wonderful me_tory.'* Atfflosphere In Tabloids. By a French chemist ls clalmed the Ia-. vention of a method of compresslng sea alr. Into tabloids. Those, therefore, who wlsh j for a change of alr will ln futnre only have j to go to the nearest chemist's and buy ai bottle of Margate tabloids or half a dozen Rlviera pastilles. j So long as the drugs are properly fiis pensed the inventlon will be welcome. It would beunpleasant to ask for Bournemouti.' pastilles and to rocolve Instead the Cologne (not the eau de Cologne) variety. The latter form has 79 dlstinct smclls. Largest Steam Hammer. I_ the Bcthlehem Iron Works Is the larg? est and costliest steam hammer in tha world. This powerful poundlng apparatua is used for the forgtng of large mu_se_ of metal, such as armor plates and shafts for steam engines, which require the heaviest ot force to press them tothe necesaaryhard ness, so as the lnterior ls rendered as thor oughly worked as the exterlor. Thls.glant battering ram weighs-125 tons and Is vertlcal acting, having a hammer at? tached to a piston rod, which Is raised by steam power, with a working pressuxe of 120 pounds to the square Inch. The hammer staads nlnety feet above the ground and measures thirty-elght feet acrosa Its base, and its fall produces theblow. The terrific veloclty of tha blow ls said to be about equal to the strlklng force ofa dozen locomotives golng at full speed. One of the largest and most Important forglngs of this hammer turned out was the ingot of steel, welghing ninety-niae grosa toas, whlctt formed the breech ?nd of the new 18-inch army coast defence gun, the largest weapon ln the world, now being ftn Ished by the government at the Watervllet Arsenal.