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THE RICHMOND PA J.EA1J1 L M AND SUN-TELEGRAM, .MONDAY, FKItlSl AllV lO. lOOS.
I AGE TWO. efforts of veteran ward healers to ex tract election money from them, but. la no case have their efforts beeu sue-, neasful. "This election has been the j cleanest In the history of the county and it is a safe bet that the old elec-j t:ou methods will never -again be re i. rfd to," said a candidate this morn Election Returns at The Phillips Vaudeville tonight. V73MDERFUL BREAD. TV arati.v Narrative of lt Mak ing, Saking and Sale. "Hew did I happen to become & ho tel v'.fi':':" replied the tnau behind the ilti, "Weil, it t.-as this way; I used re be a sjiior, That was where I : fared a'.os-t wlnlcs. !n fact, I was tf'vond mate of the first ixou ship that ever tourfded the Horn, bound from Jlosioa to San Francisco loaded wltli fVjr. yeast and salt to furnish grub to tue Calif oruia niiutr.- soon after the civil wsr. "We got around the Horn all right wliea we ran into about the worst bit t -vcatier ever brewed on the Ia eij'c. Ir mi ships were an experiment then, nurt we soon found ourselves la trouble. The fresh water tanks sprang leak, and the water ran down over f?io cargo. To make matters worse, the Hour barrels xnii boxes of yeast broke loose, cud with the rolling of the thin- we soon had it all mixed up to gether. In oth . words, the whole t-hip below decks was full of dough hat the rolling "f the ship kneaded ;;ist as a regular breadmaking machine does out in the kitchen here. And if began to five. "We Instdied down tiie hatches at i;rst. but soon had to take them off on the lower decks or i he expanding dough would hurst the ship. Ami we put on r.ll steam for San Francisco. We crossed the equator like a race horse, and there we made our second great mistake. '1 he strain on the engines i a used iueiu t break down, so we had i'i go at hitlf speed, and we were at a ttanditill for two whole days right there under a burning sun. The storm v.e h:.d run out of, and tbe weather i was clear and hot. Whew! I "Then we got under full steam again j rnd plowed north to the Colden (late j with a deck hand sitting on the safety , valve. IJut we were too late. The j Ireple sun had baked that shipload of I dough into one huge loaf of bread How to get it out of the ship was a question. "The owners, who were the captain and one ol our passengers, sold the ship Just as she arrived for only half what they had paid for her new in Hos Ion. F.ut the new owner was a genius, llo put the hungry miners to work with picks and shovels cutting out the bread and sold it at the rate of $1 a shovelful, j It was ti e l, nest bread you or auy one j else ever i:o. j "I was out of a job as second mate, and when I sie.v what a profit there vrrs in that bread I just naturally went Into the feeding business myself, and that's how I became associated with the hotel business. Front: Show this gentleman to the cafe."- Portland Ore gon an. r'-py Stuart's Curious Watches. Among the watches owned by Mary Ettiarl was a colli u shape 1 watch in a case of crystal, lTobnbiy the most re markable cue in her collection was the cue which was bequeathed to Mary Sent on. her maid of honor. It -was in the form o" a skull. On the forehead of the skull was the symbol of death, the r . the and the hourglass. At the Lr.'cL; 1' the skull was Time, and at the top of the head were the garden of L'den ami the crucifixion. The watch was opened by reversing the skull, ln-t-ide was a representation of the holy faintly surrounded by angels, while the thepherds and their tlocks were wor shiping the newborn Christ. The works formed the brains, while the dial plate was the palate. She also possessed an other skull shaped watch, but It is not kuwwu what Ix-came of it. The Egg In Medicine. The whUe of an egg is an antidote In cases of poisoning with strong acids or corrosive sublimate. The poison will coagulate the albumem ami if these poisons be in the system the white of nn egg. if swallowed quickly, will com bine with the poison aud protect the stomach. An astringent poultice is made by causing it to coagulate with aluir. This is called alum curd and is used in certain diseases of the eye. The yolk of the egg is sometimes used in jaundice aud is an excellent diet for dyspeptics. Helping the Musician. At a political meeting an Irishman wateheu closely the trombone player in the band. Presently the man laid down his instrument aud went out for a beer, l'aildy investigated and prompt ly pulled the horn to pieces. The player returned. "Who's med dd mit my dromboae?" he roared. "ot did," said Paddy. "Here ye've been for lw hours tryin' to pull it apart, an Ol did it in wan minutT' Argonaut Sappho. Sappho was born iu Lesbos about the 3d of the seventh century Li. C. In nutiquity the fame of Sappho rivaled tbat of Homer. She was called "the roets:" he was called "the poet." She vtjs styled "the teuth muse," "the Cower of the (traces," "a miracle," "the beautiful " Sat few fragments of her "Works arw preserved, and these ouly lacldcatii'.lj by other writers. Spared Him. His Wife Are you going to ask that young Jenkins and his fiancee to our fcoi.e party? tlnsband Not much! Yoj dislike him, don't you?" "Y;. but not eaotigh for that." Life. Baseless. ":T;ar ihe story ,f the shaky build- " flts, W lla: tS "':. th.V n.iai.ieu to If." t. Paul riv.neer Pi.. 'r.r;e t... -r-;a;- v,-.u-hes .n t 'k; 'Vh t'.stu .ii .,f rliae w'.iota pvo C ' 'fi.ar take tr be 'uippy Sca- PALLADIUM WANT ADS. PAY CHUG-CHUGS HEARD FROM ALL PARTS OF WORLD The case of Reginald Vanderbilt and his chauffeur, arrested for speeding last summer at Middletowu. II. I., has been dropped by the town, which has paid all the costs. Motor cars have supplanted burros in transporting merchandise at ILsbee. Ariz., which is built on foothills so steep that horse-drawn vehicles are virtually impracticable. A small hole, only a few inches deep, may cause the guiding wheels of a car to turn suddenly and throw the steer ing wheel out of the driver's hands. ct using a serious accident. ! i Massachusetts now has a clause in j g its motoring law allowing autoists from other slates to make use of its high ways seven days before taking out a Bay state license. It is asserted that the alcohol made from natural gas under the new pro cess dlM-overed by I Jr. Henry S. Black more, of Washington. D. C. can be sold at two cents a gallon. The test to which the Italian minis ter of posts and telegraphs subjects postal motorbuses requires them to run at least 1'ihk kilometers, or FJ-fJ miles, over ordinary roads. Claiming her bones rattle and crack SONS Of VETERANS TOJBSERVE DAY Lincoln's Birthday Occasion For Program. Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12, which is observed by the Sons of Veterans throughout the country as I'nion De fenders" Day, will be celebrated by t.ie local camp at the G. A. R. hall Tuesday evening. A patriotic pro gram will be rendered and the public is cordially invited to attend. The following is the program: Vocal solo Miss Karolyn Karl. Vocal solo Miss Huldah Ken ley. Address Prof. C. W. Jordan. Recitation Miss Anna Fetta. Recitation Miss Helen Poineer. Kssay Miss Kvenglean Anderson. FOREST FIRE' The Watchful Rangers and the Way They Fight the Flames. In almost any of the western moun tains the traveler sees the tire warn ings of the forest service, and he Is likely to meet some of the rangers. You will find them crossing the high Sierras lu California, in the Crazy mountains of Montana, among the Olympics in Washington or following the old Apache trails along the mesas iu Arizona. Wherever he Is. the ranger keeps a keen lookout for the smoke of forest fires, and in the clear western atmosphere even a little smoke column can be detected from afar. As soon as he discovers it the ranger takes his ax and shovel and goes as only a western horse aud rider can. Many small fires are stopped by this watchfulness, but there are others which take many men many hours to subdue. A fire In a chaparral so thick that a man can liniidli liiirt 1 i ! i er. V ff 1 1 rr- t y .-1 ... . , , , . . I parched by six months of drought makes hard and trying fighting. Then ... , ; there are tires in the big timber among the dead trees of old windfalls and overhead fires that spread faster than a man can run. If unchecked, they will burn for weeks over thousands of acres of timber. And all this destruction may be caus ed by a carelessly left campfire or a match dropped from horseback. The fcheep men used to set the forest on fire purposely, for the year after a tire the burned acres yield fine forage. Happily this practice is discontinued. Sparks from locomotives now set more fires within the national forests than any other cause. Camping parties are the next worst offenders. Indians, stockmen, miners and lumbermen who travel continually in the forests very seldom leave eampfires to spread and do damage. They know- too well the results. For a time almost every year the citizens of Portlaud. Ore., lose sight of some of the great mountains around the city on account of the smoke from the burning forests. There is little doubt that since the white man settled in the west more timber has been use lessly burned than has been cut ami used. Arthur W. Page in World's , Work. A Startling Dish. Over in Chelsea a schoolteacher was engaged in her task of teaching a class of foreign children the English lan guage. She was trying to make her pupils understand the meaning of the word frigat and asked if any one in the class could give a sentence con taining the word. Quick and confident was the reply of one little girl: "I have a sentence, teacher. We had fright eggs for break fast this morning." Boston Herald. Defined. Burglar Trust Manager You will be required to turn night into day, to throw aside all sentiment, to enter the houses of the best families regard- ' less of their feelings, to act the hypo crite and, if necessary, to go to jail. Applicant I'm! You don't want an ordinary burglar. What you want is a newspaper reporter. Life. Two Powers. Tommy ron. what Is the difference j between firmness and obstinacy? Tom ; my's PopMerely the difference be ; tween ill power :ind won't power, my j oa. PhHade'paia tfe-.-.;-u The Hnb Of The ort-. T.ie crenn around which rlltr-e other orcam ' revolve, anj upon which tliev are largely d- j pendent for their welfare, 'is the toir.a-h ' When toe functions of the stomach become im- I mo uuwcis ana liver also become ue ransred. To cure a disease of the stomach. Itvr or bowels get a 50 cent or SI bottle of Dr. Cald well s Syrup Pepsin at voar 'ingg's'' I? i tr. promptest reiinf for coast: a;-w;i an-J U pe i.ia ver ct .upoaj.S . What tbe Owners of Automobiles Are Doing Today. whenever she eats, a young woman of FJizabetb. N. J., has sued the owner of an automobile which ran into and in jured her for ,U . damages. The commissioners of Talbot county, Md.. have appointed 1"'. representa tive citizens, each to superintend a sec tion of public road and see that it. is kept In the best of order at ail times. The British Motor Yacht club has challenged the Motor Boat club of America for a race; tills year for the British International cup. which was won last summer by the Dixie. An exhausted drv battery can be n new life bv drilling holes in the t sides and immersing it for -4 hours in a strong solution of sal ammoniac. The holes then should be plugged with hard soap. A special heavy truck for army field service has been ordered by the war department from a Grand Rapids firm. The exact purpose for which it will be used, however, is not made public. In line with the efforts of motorists of the western portion of Maryland to get better roads a bill has been intro duced in the legislature of that state to appropriate s 1 :.',". k for the pur pose. COMMERCIAL CLUB TO ELECT TONIGHT Directors Will Be Chosen by Ballot, But Campaign Rules Ignored. TREATS WILL BE GIVEN. THE CANDIDATE WHO RUNS SHORT OF "HANDOUTS" BE FORE THE BALLOTING HAS FIN ISHED, STAND POOR SHOW. TICKET NO. 1. weorge H. Knollenberg. Sharon E. Jones. Nettleton Neff. John F. McCarthy. B. B. Johnson. Howard A. Dill. i Ed. W. Craighead. Hans N. Koll. TICKET NO. 2. Howard A. Dill. Charles H. Feltman. Edgar F. Hiatt. Nettleton Neff. Will Quigg. S. E. Swayne. William F. Starr. Pettis A. Reid. Tonight there will bo an election of directors of the Richmond Commer cial club. The pedis will open at 7 o'clock and will cdose at 0 o'clock. Two tickets are in the field and all the candidates are claiming victory. Some of them can't lose their names appearing on each ticket, .... , , . . . . i im. i uirn nuu uru hj pted by the republican county central committee will absolu tely be ignored at the Commercial club election. All candidates are ex-; pected to be on hand with a "hand out" when the polls open. Woe be to the unfortunate candidate who runs out of "hand-outs" before the. polls close. Every voter can be bribed by a drink of water, a campaign cigar or a stick of candy. The Australian ballot, system has al so been tabooed. Voters must, step to the front, grab a ballot and run his peucn inrougn tne names ot the can didates of his choice.' This means, that the election will not be on the square, as no squares appear on the ballots opposite the names of the can didates. The election judges are I. X. Drury, Clem A. (Jaar and I). L. Mather. The clerks are Harry Watt, and R. W. , Hall. Every member of the club is' expected to cast a ballot. J C. BAYER IS MUCH BETTER Is Able to Sit Up and Recovery Is Certain. John C. Bayer, the prominent bak er who was stricken with apoplexy Saturday, is much better today and is able to sit up. His recovery is now assured. MURRAY HAS OPENED ST0CK EXCHANGE Represents a Chicago Firm in This City. O. G. Murray has just opened a grain and stock exchange in his office at the New Phillips theatre. Mr. Mur ray represents Miner and company of Chicago, members of the Board of Trade in that citv. ATTORNEYS ARGUING. A'lorneys i:i ih." WTIs case are ar gil it: g this afternoon before special judge, John L. Rupe. ! PALLADIUM WANT ADS. PAY; Several of this year's foreign tars are equipped with manual adjustment for the service brakes, enabling a driv er to alter the tension of the brakes j without using any tools or disconnect- J ing any of the linkage. j The Motor club of Harrisbnrg. Fa.. J will hold its second annual scaled boa- I net endurance run May and !. The ! route will be to Philadelphia by one J route, returning over another, a total j distance of 'JTo miles. Made the object of i ttacks of wire j thieves who robbed its lines in rural; Xew Jersey, the Bell Telephone com- I I'ny stationed a car with heavily arm- j ed men at a central point, gave chase one night and taught a thief at work, j Although only a police justice cie j cided that the local speed ordinance i was void because it conflicted with tin state law. the authorities of Toledo. (J., practically have abandoned it. and will bring future cases under the high er statute. The Automobile club of France has decided to hold a speed contest for small cars over the Grand Prix course the day before that event is run. It probably will be limited to stock cars and made international in character. MEN FOUGHT BATTLE OVER BOLL DOG Both Will Be Arraigned Court for Actions. in About three weeks ago, E. E. Brown, a well known railroad man, lost u valuable bull dog. Today he entered a north end cigar store and found a deaf mute by the name of Stanley with tho animal. Rrown promptly assaulted Stanley and after giving him a severe beating took the dog home with him. Hoth men have been arrested on ediarges of assault and' battery and will be tried in the city court tomorrow morning. Stan ley claims that his brother gave him the dog and that he did not know it had been stolen. Deaths and Funerals. HENCHMAN Charles T, Hench man died last night at his residence, fi7 South Sixteenth street, aged 73 years. The funeral will be Wednes day afternoon at two o'clock and will be private. Friends may call Tues day from 2 until 5 and from 7 until 9 in the e veiling. HAKTON-Daniel l. Ilarton. died last night ut his home ono and one half miles north on the Middleboro pike, after a long illness. Besides his wife, Caroline Barton, he leaves a sou. William B. Barton, and two daughters, Eva Reed and Elimina Coefield. Mr. Barton was born in In diana and spent his entire life farm ing here. He made many friends during his long life. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with short services at the home at 9 a. m.. sun time. Fiirther services will be held in Middleboro at ten o'clock. Burial at Goshen cemetery. Friends may call any time after tomorrow noon. JUDY S. F. Judy, formerly of this city, and long identified with the 1onngvlvania Hues d1ed at hi Home in Los Angeles. Sunday. February i Interment at L03 Angeles. "A PUMA CUB. He Was Plucky, but Paid For His Temerity With His Life. Hissing like a sullen geyser, the great puma mother crouches with flaming eyes. Ridge of her tawny back brush- ed UP ln ra8e' tail a-switch, steel sin ews rigid Deneatn sort skiu, sne giareu at her four cubs in the cage corner. A fluffy ball of spotted fur sprawled on unsteady legs across toward her. Out shot a mighty fore paw; the baby was hurled suddenly back among his cowering brothers and sisters. "Nasty temper," I remarked to the keeper. "Has she been long like that?" ".Started this forenoon." He shook his head in anxiety. "I dou't like it. I'll have to separate them. I fear." The unnatural mother commenced pacing her prison, sparring viciously at her offspring in passing. Three huddled together in a pitiful heap, but one stood up and defied her. A jungle terror In miniature, his tiny rage was magnificent. Tensely alert before bis trembling mates, he shifted warily to meet each blow, dodging, spitting, striking out an awkward paw at the great thrusts. "They dou't turn on their cubs often. Ouly knew- it once before. You notice. mein herr, her claws are not out when she strikes. That may come; then we will lose some promising babies here." The young German keeper was great ly distressed. I returned in the morn ing to se how the affair bad progress ed. Entering the Frankfurt Thlergar ten, I found the lion house. My friend stood in the empty corridor looking Into the cage. Sleek forms shifted restlessly on every side; a pale light came from above; the place was close with a heavy odor. He greeted me inournfu'.Iy. "The little besser vss too spirited. She got him isst nlghf. Just a second in her jaws, cud the taxidermist won't attempt to fteff tiie skin." The re maining er.b3 peered wonderlngly at us from &q adjoining cage; the mur deress paced in silence, but her eyes were alive with a string fascinating light The tragedy bad stined the rows of imprisoned bead's. An uncan ny hew I In a eu'ilL':- key came fron the leopnr L; -.re ' e"s deep throat ed frurrsra! res: n:i vclco.ve quivers t!iro.:;a ..' r.eiu.. I let", liie tnJaig. ;-c",,ev,J to feel the breeze and sea the aunlight. Poor litt?e chap of puma, he surely had trenjeaio,: :'--"';-T M3;';!'" WITH HIS REASON TOTTERING, F. T. ROOTS SUICIDED Sent Bullet Crashing Through j: His Brain When He Realized; That His Mind Was on Brink ; ; Of Eternal Darkness. i; WAS PROMINENT IN BANK ING CIRCLES OF STATE. Also Known in the Realm of Politics and Said He De sired to be the Next United States Senator. Comiersviile. Ind.. Feb. 1". Broken down by overwork and ,iti a state of nervous collapse. Francis T. Roots, a man prominent in local and state banking circles, committed suicide this morning. Mr. Roots had just re turned from the Battle I'reek sanitar ium, w acre he had gone tor his health. The deed was committed w.iile his wife and son were away from house. This morning short lv alter ''""j I lo:uO. o'clock, when Mrs. Roots and her son i returned home after a short absence, they found Mr. Roots, lying dead in an upstairs bed-room with a bullet hole through his right temple. Tho following note was also found, ad dressed to his wife and son. "I do not want to live to curse you; my rea son is going and so must I. 1 forgive my enemies. Frank." Two weeks ago. Mr. Root suffered a nervous collapse brought on by ov erwork. At that time, he disposed of his stock in the Farmers and Mer chants Trust Co., of which he was the president and organizer, by the advice of his family physician. In order to get away from all business and to recuiKirate, Mr. Root went to the Bat tle Creek sanitarium to undergo a course of treatment. He returned home last Saturday. Mr. Root was a prime mover iu the business affairs of Connersville. Be sides being the president of the trust company here, he was also president of the trust company section of the In diana Bankers' association. He was president and originator of the Con nersville Free Fair, president of the Connersville Hydraulic Co. and was the owner of considerable property in this city. Mr. Root also took active) interest in politics, both local and state. He recently said he wanted to bo a United States senator from this state. REFUSED TD GIVE DRINK ANDJVAS SHOT Tragedy Ends a Night's Revels Of Bohemians. New York. Feb. lo. After a night's slumming in Chinatown with a party of four, including herself, a well dress ed young woman was shot and killed by one of the men on a street car ear ly this morning. The woman carried a bottle of champagne and she refus ed the man a drink and he shot her. The two men escaped. The women gave names as Mabel Cousins and El len Sullivan. CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS LET GIRL DIE Parents Refused to Physician. Call a Danville, 111., Feb. 1 ft. Absolutely refusing medical aid, Mr. and Mrs John Conson, members of the Chris-! tian Science lait'.i. permitted their' nine-year-ol(Kdaughter, Kunice. to die of malignant diphtheria, while their other four children are lying at the point of doiiih with the same disease, ihe parents persistently refusing medi cal aid for t'.iem. The dauarhter died Friday night. Saturday arrangements were mad" for the funeral, but the health officer re fused the permit and, notifying the coroner, the state's attorney wits call ed into the ease with the result that, despite the protests of tae parents, an inquest was held this morning. After hearing the evidence the coroner held the parents to be absolutely responsi ble for the death of the child. The jury also held that the four chil dren suffering with the same disease atf being refused medical attention and that tho parents should also be held responsible for their Uvff. Heloinr Mi.Ti Ou. A minor rode into Santa Fc with dys pepsia one day, consulted a doctor and took fc!s prescript'ion to a druggist to be trade a?. "AYc:i, Low i nch'' sail the miner wioa fhe prist. -,'r: "ji was finally fin ished. "Le s v fid the drcz?i?t "It's $L10 Jo- ii.? ti'u!-. .r.-? n'i 10 cents for the b'::! . . r-il.es He hesi tate!. ' m.'jj: nave forgotten something. :,r.'i miner said impa tiently. "Well, hurry v boss, rut a prl'-e on the ftr': c-i I Vt us knew the EARLHAM HOPES TOJH DEBATE Students Now Looking For ward to Event. Uib'i'.'.s who at'.eiuit.i c- tonus? at Indianapolis lay niftbt and i-i;e. ! is. i. ii! fi i '!i:s through the we, i .te on pa: -.ii.t lie- la'' "iiiis tit - '.Mck in school toda and i it tons a:, running .-iihk ......!.. h " !. to! .i ! d bat.- b i w, , n dvil'-ing Ids t! mar debate: tin:. '..lore t'MM hope i t tnim; o is the r.utl. r. I !'o h i , triangular Wabash Va! is Tru.'bio. 1 very da and j as ;'.! come o" set I t e Ma i ch ! ". t'a t i ham !' of vv i tilting bo! i std. ; i iJtis oar alt!'. '"lit. i on' : t an, I.im ear wa. able ;. : mht side ot the judge's d the deba?' affirma : : i s,t'!l.( :h, tis ion. THE "TUFPEMCE" HABIT. It Has Fi-m Grip on London and its InHabi'ant. j Tuppence-uit aning. of course, tw.v j pence and pial t tlt: sum of 4 cents ......... . ... . i in i niOMi aie -' irrency-iH me uom- , mating sum in Louden. It is as mueli an Institution as tt,. war debt, beer or I the game of cruk.-t. Wherever you go, wnatev. r j,.u .n. vnaiever you sell or whenever you open your mouth it Is tuppence or a sera j of that sum that is extracted from eu. It more than tfk-s ibe p. ace if iuo fiv ceut piece in America or the threepenny ii t, in the Britith possessions. Tuppence is as much as a fairly well to do worker cm afford for his meal at midday. Iu t tie poorer restaurants that sum gets IPm 'wo slices aud a big mug, or three slif'es aud a little mug, or a portion of cake and a drink, or a fried egg, slice and small mug, or a sausage with mash or bread, or a rasher of bacon. In the neit higher class everything drinkable is twopence per cup, whiie pastry, pies, etc., tire the same sum per head. At the , "jiopular" i. e.. "no gratuities" res- taurants the waiters expect a tuppen-' ny tip (though it is advertised other-; wise by the proprietors!, and the non tlpper has a bad time. At most cafes tipping is the usual thing, and tup pence is expected and is accepted with the servile Uw aud pleased expression that distinguish the English aud con tinental waiter upon such occasions. The tuppenny tube is well known. You deposit that sum, and you get lu anywhere and get out anywhere else you please. On trolley cars and buses that amount will carry you for an hour or two very often, usually to the ter minus. Tbe railroad porter who car ries your rug a few yards or who saya "Yus" when you ask if the train has stopped always lias bis band out1 for the usual foe, though he will carry your two large bags and whatever else you have for half n mile over high stairs and low Hues and uccept the same amount with, tbe same satisfac tion. Tbe cabby to w horn you give coppers over the legal fare salutes you respect fully, but if you pay double fare in a lordly manner he wauts more and la apt to make disparaging remarks about your breeding, as may the bootblack to whom you give 1 instead of 2 pen nies. The cabby Is the surer of the two, however, for disparaging re marks, to which characteristic, I real ly believe, can be traced the advent of the taximeter. New York Post. THE ART OF JUGGLING. It Demands Much Hard Work and Un limited Patience. "To be a successful Juggler It Is neces sary to possess infinite patience. Some tricks require such long and continuous practice that unless man possessed great patience and unlimited powers of perseverance be would despair of ever being able to perform theiu," says Paul Clnquevalli in the St lot is I'ost-Dls-patch. "Take a trick, for example, like balancing a tall glass on four straws placed on the foret?ad. It looks easy enough, but it took mo years of prac tice before 1 could do it. While I am balancing the glass 1 also juggle with five hats at the same time. I never, as a matter ot fact, see the hats. They are handed to me by my assistant, and I then set them going, but the whole time my ees are fixed on the straws upon -which the glass ia balanced. If I took my eyes from tbe straws for a hundredth part of a second their bal ance would be upser. I know instinc tively where the hats are all the time and know exactly where each hat is when I put oi:t my baud to catch It. "It took me close on eight years' practice before I was able to balance io uimaru i..ib wv oi ecu omer . ; and then balance the two on a billiard ( , cue. I started practicing It an hour; - 1 -If,.- 1 1 . Il . .. A f V, a dav. as a rule-. After a couple or years' practict? one Light 1 woke up, having dreamed that I had performed it. I got up. rushed downstairs and be gan to practice v ith my cue and two billiard balls, and at the first attempt I balanced them. Aliout five years later I performed the feat in public. "For the cannon ball trick I firtused a wooden ball weighing just one pound. I caught it ou the wrong place and was knocked senseless, but I kept on prac- ticmg unrti l rouna out now to oo it. Now I use an iron ball weighing sixty jtounds. If I didn't catch the ball on the right place on the back of my neck It would kill me, but there la no chance of my making a mistake." j c; 0 C. H. & I. HAD MUCH TBOUBLEJTH SNOW Snow Plows Were Continual Used. I Hfiiii; iie i.is, wee., i'.e Grni 1 i ris Ir.di.tn.t roa.: j vrit nc.t ; t i trot, i dtii'itti- sttiiiAs t i R. Hi. uorclurti I n.P.au.i and Michigan '.b.r in tn.itix .ir nasi. Two or tl::. j e..:s fo'.tr of the l.o s;e M,ow jilen j we;.- cntimia!i in use both day rfu a 1'. 'Ph.- ticiinvrs rt,ttt. that t U-3 u ts w : e . ti.ai e ,:e biggest they have SLECTIONRET-JRNS. Kaetioii tetui Its wi'i be j ecclve the New Phillips theatre this 'eti!: during ioth the titst an 1 second tjv devlilt j 1 1 for mances. ARTILLERY CURIOSITIES. Old Tirrte Cannon That Were Made e Lrthr, Wood and Rock. Among Lie curiosif.es of artiiler? odd inventions hae a gieat place. Cannon have been made of tbe most uullUt.: maierials. Leather was um1 as Mrlv HS n,,nrv vill.'s day at th.j sU,ge of Kou-osue. Tho Verv article w,.r. t0red iu ?Le tower once, aa.l Evelyn saw tlieui there, inscribe. I "Nod Marti opus est cui non dfiicit Mercurius." Are they still lying it some corner of a forgotten lumle? room? The Scotch employed leather guns iu 164 to batter Lord Oodwij'1 fortifications at Newbonrne, and they did the work well. Inscribing the fe verish alarm ln Paris in IT'.C, Carlyl ays: "One citizen baa wrought out th scheme of a wooden cannon, which France shall exclusively profit by In the first Instance. It is to be made of staves by tbe coopers, of almost IxwDd. less caliber, but uncertain s t' strength." Two small pieces brought to Franc by the Siamese ambassadors as pres ents from their king to lxviis XIV, were the only artillery procurable for the ataek on the Bastille of eceentrli model no doubt, adorned with dragons and golden inscriptions, but efficient workmanship. We read of gold cannon, ln India. There wer two so de scribed at llaroda in Burton's time, "to which regular adoration was of fered." In fact, he rnbes were of steel, but the massiva arvild casing cost 30.000. For the defense of Malta In the old days the knight "Invented a kind of ordnance of their own, unknown to all the world beside," aaya Brydone. an eyewitness. They followed out the nat ural rock here and there In such fash ion that the cavity wsa like a mortar, pnt a barrel of gunpowder Into the hole, plugged It with a wooden disk exactly fitting and heaped mli',ellane ous projectllea thereupon. About flfty of these singular cannon defended creeks ard landing places. Some of them were six feet In diameter and threw 10,000 pound weight of Iron or atone into the air. loubtlesa If all went well they would do tremendous execution upon id enemy trying t- disembark. But there are eccentricities still morn curious on record. In a tomb on tho Island of Chinal. near T'sumaciata. Mexico, was found a cannon four fer. eleven- inches long of terra eetta, with terra cot la bullets. It Is suggested that when Cortes retired after Ms great flight at Ceutla, Tabasco, the na tives copied the Spanish guns ln clay, hoping to produce the same results. London Standard. LIKE THE INFERNO. Graphic Description cf a CP-rtb Ovee a Volcanic Itlenc. A climb over a volcaclc si&rd Ii Bering sea is thus described tn uU; Magazine by Robert Dana: "Cliff sank away Into chaos. tti rlght fans of tsffa, crevices like salt crusted woyndt. chasms with leprous edges breathed all like mad. Leu steam, but mere crinkly and venomous gases. P&rtoed white and red and ocher In their deptba, they teenaed al most to whistle yet they did not whistle a furtive, a ns blent, high pressure 'ZjRasho-ooo" Was It sound? Then I would pause and catch only the horrid, overburdened silence. "The thing seemed more friendly. Tbe sulphur no longer choked. Yon j could have patsed a burning bunch of miners' matches under my nose and I would have gulped the fumes like fresh air. But the Invisible venom still be'ehed out everywhere, secret and furtive; now from Jaws snd gashes four feet and more across, n longer red yow. but with fang " cnutHl w.Ue or brilliant green and 5rIjsUir!? nlta rzpitiT.niK stalagmites. tremors raised, as the whole were a vast roof too close under the eye of he eun And below on the blasted acre under the beak the pant J log steam Cashed out tbe supreme des : olatlon crumbimg, clinkery and over j parched: trailed away lu smesr of the dull rainbow L'jes of sulphur from I grotesque mosaics. It was a paddlas I of slag fresh from tbat gtfcat furnace I of the unknown fusing point, and how alien to tbe cold waves ard winds j BObarciic j"h 0, cannot move Its eye. but tn ' compensation can turn Its head round in almost a complete circle without j moving its body. LISEUM Skating every Tuesday, Thursday and Sntnrday, morning, afternoon, evening. POLO City League Games, Wed., Feb. 12th. Crescents vs. Empires, game at 7:30. Kibbeys vs. Creeks, game at 8:30 Admision to all part- cf house. 10c