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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUX-TELEGRA3I, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1910.
PAGE NINE Result of Snaili Race is Odd Two English Nobles Wagered on Contest and Descendants Of Loser Still Pay Tribute Rat Scare Cure. (Special Cable from the International ' Nrw Service.) (By Phillip Everett.) London, Feb- 2U. Of all the quaint customs In" the' Western part of Eng land probably the quaintest was wit nessed yesterday. Some ten miles east of Penzance is Godolphlu House, once the seat of the Earls Godolphin, and now the proper ty of the Duke of Leeds. A high lord ship Is paid by the Duke of Leeds to the head of the Aubyn family as reeve of the manor. The obligation had an Interesting beginning. Some two or three hundred years ago the respective heads of the houses oi St. Aubyn and Godolphin were sitting together out of doors when one of them picked up two snails, and, pass ing one. to his friend, suggested that the snails should race across the ta ble for a wager, the stakes to be the estate of each party. This was agreed to. Oodolphin's snail did not make satisfactory progress so he pricked it with a 'pin to urge it forward. The snail shrunk into its shell and refused to move, and Godolphin lost. It is said that St. Aubyn did not press the matter, but claimed an annual levy to be paid before sunrise on Feb. Ii4th. Yesterday morning, just before day break, a party drove up to the fine old house, and the reeve's representative, knocking at the heavy door three times said, "O yes, O yes, O yes! here comes the reeve of the manor of Lambourne to demand my lord's just dues, eight groats and a penny in money, a loaf, a cheese, a collar, of brawn, and a jack of the b'est steer in the house. God save the King and the lord of the raan- This was repeated at the inner door. And the reeve then gravely collected two and ninepence and the whole par ty Bat down to breakfast in the fine carved oak hall, where Charles the Sec ond once dined. The email shopkeepers of London, who realize that they are being ruin ed by the big department stores ran on American lines everywhere in tin eity, are going to combine and make a last attempt to compete with their big rivals. As much of the success of the de partment stores is due to the fact that the customer can get almost anything he wants under one roof, they are go- . . t ; iit . -r. j .'UK (,u pui u i in wtai iiuu a laig" building on the lines of the big stores. It will be filled with every conven ience in the way of refreshments, read ing-rooms, and so on, and the available space oh the several floors will be let to approved tradesmen. He will hava his expenses of rent, heating, light ing, insurance, and advertising cover ed by an ' inclusive charge, which will be considerably less than he would in cur in a small store of his own; and the delivery of his goods will be under taken on special terms. On the other hand, the customer will benefit, because each tradesman will be able to devote his sole energy to his special department. As for the win dow space, that will be allotted in ro tation to each of the tenants. There are manifest advantages about the scheme, and if it is successful in this instance, it' will no doubt be ex tended to other districts. Woman's proverbial terror of mice has completely cured a London dress mal;er who has been paralyzed for nine years. In August, 1901, Mrs. Mary Ann Sandford, a dress maker, was working very hard to complete orders for the Bank Holiday of that year. Suddenly and without warning, she was struck with paralysis all down her right side. For some days she entirely lost her speech, but this gradually returned to her. But her right arm and leg were completely paralyzed together with the muscles on the right side of her face. In fact, the right side of her body lost all power of sensation, and seemed to undergo a withering influence.' About two years ago she' accidentally ran a needle through the index finger of her right hand, but she felt no pain what ever, and no blood came. She wa? treated by some of the best specialists on paralysis and they all pronounced her case incurable. The other night Mrs. Sandford was sitting in her -room, when a mouse ran across the floor. The rodent scared her so, that she could not sleep all night, and all next day she felt a tingling sensation down her right side. The next morning when she awoke, "she'found, to-her; tn tense surprise and , delight, that . she was able to use her right hand as well as ever she could, and that she could walk without assistance. Ever since she has been regaining her strength, and her doctor .lias in formed her that she has quite recov ered her health. Mrs. Sandford told her story yester day. "Last week," she said, "I could not pick up a piece of paper. Now, you see, I can pick up a pin. It has been an extraordinary experience, and I can hardly describe my sensations when the blood began . to circulate again through my paralyzed limbs. - After nine years 6f helplessness, it seems so good to be able to walk without help and move about as one wants to," Sc n at the Philadelphia Strike T& ':: ,, A scene at one of the street corners in Philadelphia duriug the present . great street car strike in that city where the crowd gathered to jeer the strike breakers and-Interfere with the running of cars. Hundreds of tho- sands walked to work on their way to their employment and made known r their: opinions for or aginst the strike whenever there was an attempt to - move a car. -'.' The urgent need of breeding a sup ply of horses large enough to meet the demands of the English military au thorities has resulted in the founding, of a new society, "The British Horse Supply and Earmarking Association." The Boer war cost England 400,000 horses and for years Continental gov ernments have been draining England of her best horses. In order to stop this, the Ear-Marking association intends to introduce' a system under which suitable animals are to be earmarked by the English government, who would pay from $25 to $10O per horse for the privilege. It shall then be the duty of the Customs authorities to see that such horses do not leave the country. One of the fea tures of the scheme Is, that the ear marking is to be an entirely voluntary matter on the part of the farmer, and that the government should make it "worth the farmer's while to co-operate." One hundred and seventy thousand horses will be immediately . required upon the .mobilization of the British army. If the : London Yeomanry . were sud denly ordered to Hastings, only one out of the. three regiments could get there on horseback The second regiment would have to go down in motor cars and fight on foot, and the third would have to walk all the way. The society intends to ask for a gov ernment grant of 52,500,000 per an num, An influential committee has been appointed to work out detailed propos als, and it is agreed to present a bill in Parliament for preventing the ex portation of ear-marked horses. The largest type burglar-proof safe is built to withstand the gas "cutting burners" used so effectually by many crooks, and revolves, when it is closed by means of an electric motor. London has 1,1 lt registered clubs. uerpetual Motion in Sapphire Wonders Seen at a Soiree of a Microscopical Society. One Being a Snail That Had 21,000 Teeth. Chicago. Feb. 26. "What the eye dees not see" several hundred var ious specimens of it passed in micro scopic review before many persons last night at the Academy of Sciences building. And the specimens were a motley i crew. The infinitesimal things of life were they, but under the enlarging '. lenses of microscopes they assumed j shapes and colors of compelling beau ty or repelling ugliness. The won- drous workings of atomic life in scopical Society of Illinois and the Chicago Academy of Sciences and Many wonders of the hidden world were set out for public view by men of serious mind who had devoted their lives to the business of exposing the secrets of nature and to making the smallest things of life serve the prac tical use and benefit of mankind. The hookworm was one of the ex hibits. It was anchored to a micro scopic slide, and it was possible to see just how ugly is the insidious ani plants, minerals and animals the j malcule that gets into human beings things that pass unnoticed by the hu- ani makes them feel that thev dont man throng were swelled for the mo ment from the tiny specks of reality to a pictured greatness, and each in its peculiar way helped to show that there i3 a reason for all things. One thing only among all the exhib-! want to work any more. Wonders of Minute Life. Then there was the edible snail with 21,000 teeth. Another snail was called the toxoglossa. or poison' tongue. The let hole in the window of a Jeweler's fhop. was shown to be no more than a cross section of a hazel nut. A combined comb and brash : aa nothing more than a spider's foot, and what looked like a chicken with ail its feathers oft was a flea stripped tor ao tion. And so it went through all the list Things were not what they seemed. Mr Dr-Davis JPSSS ANTI- HEADACHE You can obtain prompt relief from Backache and Kidney Disorders with a 50c Box of DAVIS KID-NE-TABS. Druggist or Fred C Keeling, Chic go, III. its from the molecular world failed to lCRSue resemoiea a aeiicaieiy coiorea : tasseied ran, only tne tassels were Dr. Max Wolf, of Heidelberg, to whom astronomy owes the discovery, by the aid of photography, of thirty six new asteroids, has himself never seen a single one of these little plan ets. He has only looked upon the im ages of the stars discovered by him, leaving to other "searchers of the sky" the pleasure of viewing them through telescopes. prove the cause or reason of its be ing. And this thing was. perhaps, the most wonderful of all. It was dancinjt ! crystals in the heart of a sapphire. During many thousands of years for all time, so far as human knowl edge goes hundreds of minute crys talline particles have been ceaselessly racing through the hollow heart of that sapphire, and no one has been able to say why. Like Uncanny Spirits. Under the microscope the little band of prisoners, all unseen by the naked eye, are beating ever at the walls of the sapphire's heart, as if seeking an escape that will be forever denied them. They never rest, are never still, and they seem for all like the un quiet spirits of the inferno. Possibly these restless particles rep resent the perpetual motion so long sought by scientists. And possibly it is something entirely different, for Walter F. Herzzberg, who has studied the sapphire for years, says he knows nothing about it. He is certain only, ,he says, that tomorrow, and next year, and through the coming centuries. some dancing motion will go on, and will end only when the beautiful sap phire is destroyed and its hollow heart laid open to the light. But the imprisoned crystals, remark able as they seemed, held only their separate share of the interest of the microscopic exhibits. It was the an nual joint soiree of the State Micro- hairs. What seemed to be a beautiful, fine ly woven piece of tapestry, proved, up on reference to the technical name, to be a cross section of a button bush. A dozen pin point substances of var ied and attractive shapes, not unlike the niullusks that are cast ashore on the ocean beach, were defined as fos sil diatoms, which are the lowest and meanest things in plant life. A seeming break in the ice, or a bul- ly Treated by Non-Surgical Means JL vjT"! A homelike Institution, where the patlett has practically the same privileges as at hone. 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