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W. G. TA LOR, Prop., Richmond, Va., U. S. A.
What Leading Physicians Say.
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tant parts of a woman's wearing
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-A fter 1hmtoring fifteen veua-s for l
hronie indigestion and spending over i
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ngleside, N. C. Sold under guarantee
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B GRAT GOLD SCARE
Nhen the Yellow Metal Was
First Found in Australia.
FRAID OF THE CONVICTS.
the English Government Tried to and
Did For a Time Suppress the News
Because It Feared a General Upris- f
ing In the Colony of Criminals.
Gold in Australia was discovered
>ne might almost be pardoned for say- I
ng first discovered-many times. But t
he news of the earliest discoveries was r
ealously kept from spreadiag. The se
ret of this reticence lay in the pres
nce of the army of convicts which
hen composed the balance of the pop
ilation. Had a gold panic broken out
t was fecred that a general uprising
>f the prisoners would take place.
Nevertheless the rst gold found in
Lustralia was by convicts, in 1S14,
tear Bathurst, New South Wales. The
liscoverers gathered together a quan
ity quite sufficient to lead them to be
eve that they had found a gold mine,
>ut when they reported what they con
idered their good fortune to the keep
r he, instead of undertaking to rec
mmend them for pardon or easing r
heir hard labors in any way, threat- t
ned to give them all a sound flogging
f they ventured again to say a word
.bout the matter or to spend any more t
ime picking up gold. The next find
as made on the Fish river in 1S23,
ot far from the spot where the con
iets had come across it nine years be- t
ore. This news, being reported to the
uthorities, was also ordered sup
ressed. Within the course of the next
wo years finds were so frequent that
he London government began to take
,reat interest in the affair. But the
act that another region of the yellow t
netal might be at the disposal of such
.s might seek was kept rigidly secret
intil in 1S25.a dramatic incident pre
luded all - possibility of further se
A convict was discovered with a nug
et of gold in his possession. When
sked how he had come by the metal.
e said that he had picked it up in the t
ush. He was cautioned and told that
he authorities had no doubt that he
tad stolen the gold, but the prisoner
toutly held to his original tale. At
ength he was taken out and severely
logged in public as a thief. There is
Low no doubt that the man told the
ruth. After this. although the public
as every now and then keyed up. to
reat expectations by some reported
ind, no further veins were discovered t
ntil 1839, when a Russian nobleman
ound a rich deposit in the Blue moun-t
ains. The British government again
tecame fearful of the consequence of
uch news upon a colony of convicts
tnd ordered the matter suppressed.
et sufficient people-had heard of it to
:eep the story alive and give credence
o such rumors as arose from time to
me. So matters drifted on. Time
.nd time again bushmen. shepherds,
nvicts and surveyors picked up small
oggets and brought them to the cen
ers of population, but at that day peo
ile were nothing like so keen on gold
ninlg as they subsequently became,
id the subject of gold in Australial
was not pursued as one would; expect
t to be.
The discovery of gold in California
hanged all that Those rich fields,I
anning out their golden store and fill
ng the coffers of lucky individuals
end governments at a rate never
reamed of, awakened a thirst for
rospecting all the world over. In
very part of the earth men west out
vith pick and pan, hoping to come
cross the precious metal.
When the news of California's for
une r-eached Australia, many took
hip to America's shores, and among
hese was Hammond Hargreaves, an
nglishman, native of Gosport, who
id emigrated to New south Wales in
1.82. In Australia he engaged in
arming without much profit and was
mong the first to rush for California.
On reaching the auriferous region the
irst thing that struck him was the
Imilarity of the geological formation1
n California and Bathurst, Australia,
td there and then he made up his
nind to inquire into the subject should
ie ever return to Australia. He work
1 for something like a couple of yearsI
n California and then set sail for New
south Wales- Returning, he of course
arred in his mind the thought that
erhaps there might be gold in Bath
Irst, and when he landed he set to
ork to make a thorough search.
Before this, however, he had made
he acquaintance of William and James
Coms and J. H. 0. Lister, who were
mxious to prospect for gold. Har
~reaves taught them how to use pick
md pan, the dish and the cradle-in
'act, gave them a practical if rough
~ducation into the mysteries of gold
md gold bearing rocks and gravel.
LChese men struck out, and in April.
L51, the three pupils returned to their
>ld master, and. 1o, in their pockets
:hey carried gold to the amount of
'our ounces! Hargreaves, knowing the'
pes. took this gold and full direc
:Ions to the proper quarter. The news
went forth, the rush began, rich finds
were made, and Hargreaves was hail
ad as the discoverer of gold in Aus
ralia. In reality he had won the title,
or it was his knowledge that first ed
icated the Tomses and Lister, and it
n-as his knowledge again that sent.
:hem in the right direction.
Duty is what goes most against-the,
rain, because in doing that we do
>nly what we are strictly obliged to
md are seldom much praised for it
?rescribes Dr. Biosser's Catarrh Remedy.
D)~ar Sirs-I Iirst used your Catarrh Cure in
.he ' cas~e of miy son,. who had chronic naso-phar
n :iealm eatarril. with grat benefit to him. I
f ten prscribe it for other of my patients. and
think it is .'uite the inest remnedy- for catarrh
hat has,ver been placed on the market.
Thaknkig you ror past favors. 1 amt.
Yours very truly.
Elloree. S. C.
Dear Sirs-Your medicine is winnintr fast in
his country. It has eff-cte-d some remarkable
ures. I do not I:now that it has failed in one
istan&c where it has beeun fairly tried.
Very trulv yours.
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Dr. Blossrs Cutarrh Re-medy iN for sale by
E-.. HLoer. Manning. S. C. A month's treat
ntnt for $1.00. A free sample for the asking.
A postal card will bring it by mail.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Dinants what you eat.
Pincules for the lcidnys. :o days' triLl ' 1.0.
uar:Uttol''1. 1'iiiules aict dire ctly oni the i hI
evs and bring relief in the tirst dose to back
ie. weak back. lame back. rheumatic pains.
iduy and bladder trouble. They purify the
luod and invigorate the entire system. S .ld
r Tiu Mannin: Piarmacy.
The Worship of Serpents.
The small town of Werda, in the
ingduom of Dahomey, is celebrated for
s "temple of serpents," a long building
a which the priests keep upward of a
housand serpents of all sizes, which
hey feed with the birds and frogs
'rought to them as offerings by the
These serpents, many of them of
normuous size. may be seen hanging
rom the beams across the ceiling,
rith their heads pointing downward
nd in all sorts of strange contortions.
he priests make the small serpents go
rough various evolutions by lightly
ouching them with a rod, but they do
Lot venture to touch the largest ones,
ome of which are large enough to in
old a bullock in their coils.
It often happens that some of these
erpents make their way out of the
emple intolthe town, and the priests
rave the greatest difficulty in coaxing
hem back. To kill a serpent intention
lly is a crime punished with death,
nd if a European were to kill one the
uthority of the king himself would
carcely suffice to save his life. Any
ne killing a serpent unintentionally
aust inform the priest of what has
curred and go through the course of
urification which takes place once a
"A manufacturer or dealer in arti
icial limbs who wears a cork arm or
eg himself is much better equipped for
usiness than his competitors who are
ound," said a mt.n who uses, a cork
eg. "In fact, it has become a sort of
Lnwritten law among us to patronize
uch men when possible. Sentimental
easons may have something to do with
he case, but I guess the chief reason
s that we consider that If a man can
nake a limb for himself that fits like
he paper on the wall he can make
t for others. Manufacturers of arti
icial limbs know this, and- frequently
on will find an advertisement like.
his: 'The So-and-so artificial leg Is
milt by a man who is wearing one
.nd who knows from experience what
ou want for comfort' This is a strong
rgument, for It's no easy thing to get
n artificial limb that just fits. Per
ons who have trouble getting shoes
hat are just right are In great luck
ompared to us."-New York Sun.
An Admiral's Stories.
One of the English admirals has a
hcice collection of stories at the ex
ense of laymen placed In office at the
ndmiralty as a consequence of a turn
f the political wheel. Of one lord of
he admiralty he told a delighted -house
f commons how, receiving a report of
Lisaster to a ship couched in technical
hrase, he wrote a reply remonstrating
vith the officer for his use of bad lan
uage. Another civilian lord, looking
ver a chart and observing that one of
is majesty's ships, homeward bound.
assed within a space of two inches
n the chart an island where cast
Lway sailors were sheltering, wanted
o know why it could not call and re
eve them. 'The admiral explained
hat the two inches on the chart meant
distance at sea of 4.000) miles.-Lon
[on Strand Magazine.
Boone's Portrait In Oil.
There never was but onie oil portrait
if Daniel Boone painted from life, and
hat was by Chester Harding, a dis
inguished artist of Boston, who came
o Missouri In June. 1820, and painted
t in the resIdence of Flanders Calla
vay. Boone's son-in-law, where Boone
ras then living, near the village -of
Xarthasville, in Warren county. The
ey. James E. Welch, on~e of the oldest
aptist preachers in the state and fa
her of Aikman Welch. attorney general
>f Missouri during Governor Gamble's
tdministration, sat in Boone's bed be
ind Boone for him to lean against
rhile Harding painted the picture, the
ioneer being too feeble to sit alone.
arding's portrait'of Boone now hangs
the state capitol at Frankfort, Ky.
ansas City Star.
The Glass Snake.
The slowworm is the snake which
ountry people tell you has the peculiar
roperty of breaking itself into bits.
ach piece afterward surviving. The
ruth differs slightly from the legend.
The slowworm is a timid creature and
then first captured tightens all its
nuscles. thus reducing itself to a re
narkably rigid state, in which condi
ion it will no doubt snap like a dry
wig; but needless to say, only the
ipper and vitai portions survive the
What the Jury Thought.
During a trial for assault in Mel
>ourne a club, a rail, an ax handle, a
:.nife and a shotgun were exhibited as
he instruments with which the deed
as done. It was also shown that the
.ssaulted man defended himself with
. scythe, a revolver, a pitchfork, a
'hisel a hand saw anad a dog. The
ury decided that they'd have given a
overeign apiece to have seen the fight.
A Dainty Combination.
"You can't tell," said uncle to us;
'you can't tell. Feller I know that's
aesthetic artist-know~ what he does?
Je smokes chewin' terbaccer in a
>ipe that's made o' rubber. Honest,
ie does. An' he claimns his health is
Didn't Want Agoniy Prolon~ged.
Missionary-Will you do me a favor?
'nnibal-What Is it? Missionary
hen you get ready to0 eat me, I wish
ou would arrange it so that I can'be
q cuick nch rather than a course din
ier.-New York Press.
"As Shakespeare says," remarked
lassidy who was fond of airing his
'book larnin'," "what's in a name?"
"Well"~ replied Casey, "call me wan
hat Oi don't like an' Ol'll show ye."
?Kansas City Newsbook.
~eWit's Kitdney and I~ladder Pills
re ~ promiflpt am ii t.horo~i uth and will in a
-ev shot, im e stx.rengthen the weak-I
-e'd kid eys and allay troubles arisingi
ro infammation of the bladdes. They~
.re reomme ndledl cery wher-e. Sold
>v V. E. Brown & C'-)
Out of ai Job.
Minister - Is yorr father working
aw. Johnny? S-nail Johnny-No, sir.1
Sinister-Why, only last week he toldI
m he had a job. Small Johnny-Yes,
sir. But the man he was working
Against God's wrath no castle is
thunder proof.-Spaniish Proverb.
Bi cuts or little ears, smatll scratches
>r bruises or bitt ones are healedl
suickly by DeWitt's Witch Hazel'
3alve. It is especially good for piles.
Be sure to get DeW itts. Sold by WV.
Consumptives Made Comfortable.
Folev', Honey and Tar has cured
manv eases of incipient consumption
and even in the advanced stages atfordh
comfort, and relief. Refuse noy but the
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WE SHORTEN OUR LIVES.
Human Beings Should Live at Least
a Hundred Years.
Every man who dies before he is a
hundred years old does so because he
has neglected the laws of health. I
believe the time will come when men
will commonly live to be 150 years old.
But to do this they must be born right
and be taught matters of health with
their A B C's.
A majority of the people of America
lose about thirty years of life througi
not understanding or not following the
demand of nature for regular and ade
quate exercise. Our systems of civill
zation have worked a vast improve
ment in production by training men
to special lines of work. Thus they
become wonderfully proficient. To see
a man rattling up long columns of
reading matter on a linotype machine
is inspiring, to hear a lawyer clearly
and incisively summing up a case fills
one with admiration, to read a strong,
forceful editorial affords pleasure al
the thoughts so well expressed, tc
watch the violinist and listen to the
sweet melodies he draws from the
strings wafts our souls to higher
realms, yet the acquirement of eacl
and all these abilities has robbed thi
trained or talented performers of some
thing else. The linotype is wearing
out his nerves in setting type at suet
a rapid pace; the oratory of the law
yer has been acquired at the expense
of a dyspeptic stomach; the man whc
wins us with his facile pen envies the
strength of the sturdy laborer shovel.
ing In the street; the virtuoso would
fain have the appetite of the perform
er on the big horn In the little streel
In thus specializing each Is apt tc
neglect the routine work for all the
muscles that nature demands to keel
up the physique. Had each of thest
performers or geniuses done his stin1
of work on a farm, raising the food h
consumed, he would have been lest
skilled In his vocation, but possessec
of vastly better healtn. And all would
live out not only their full seventy
but a round hundred or more of years
-Charles H. Cochrane In Metropolitar
OUR FIRST PRESIDENT.
The Average American Knows Verb
Little About Washington.
Born Feb. 22. 1732; died Dec. 14
1700; fought Indians; time and place t
little vague. Was he not with Brad
dock? Married a widow named Mar
tha; was commander all through out
Revolution; was our first president ani
bad two terms; wrote a farewell ad
dress; knew Lafayette and Thomas
Jefferson; crossed the Delaware a
Trenton just before Christmas and sur
prised the Hessians; beat Cornwallis
at Yorktown and was first in war, firs
in peace and first In the hearts of his
These are all public facts. Wha1
does the reader know of Washingtorn
the man? More than likely it will hi
Cut down a :cherry -tree with
hatchet; owned up to having done so
syng. "Father. I cannot tell a lie;
threw a stone very far across somi
river; climbed up the side of th<
Natural bridge and cut his initials
worked hard at school; was steady
was very good all the time. and every
body looked up to him: of course ver3
brave, of course very wise and a grea
patriot; was one of the greatest mez
In all history; was tall, strong; wor
those knee breeches of colonial days
and a wig; Jooked stern; would prob
ably lecture you and tell you to be vir
tuous aD'. ., ou would be happy. Sueh
if I mistilre not, is the reader's visiol
of Washington as a man-cold, austere
unemotional, without passions, grand
not merely greater than human, sims
ply not human at all--a sort of marble
statue. A figure to prize, to be proum
of as an American. a figure to revere
but not a character to love, to be
drawn to, to feel any~ kinship with-il
a word, immortal, yet not living.
The Preservation of Caste;
It Is well known how carefully. ap
parently at least, the Hindous are t<
preserve their caste from contamlina
tion ivith anything of a lower order
In towns where Hindoos and Mussul
mans, followers of Mohamined, live
side by side the sellers of drinking
water supply the liquid through littli
portholes, one for each religion. Thb
drinker is thus supposed to tbe ignoran
of the caste of the man who supplie:
the water and his own caste is conse
From Hand to Mouth.
"11 never speak to him again!" er
claimed the dark young woman. "H
called me his queen and asked if h<
might kiss my hand. I said yes, and
and after that he kissed me on the lips
"I suppose." said the light young wo
man, "he followed along the line o:
"Haven't you any milk that Is morn
cheerful than this?' queried the net
.boarder as he poured some of the liq
uld nto his coffee.
"Why, what do you mean by that?
queried the landlady.
"Oh. nothing." rejoined the ner
boarder; "only this milk seems to hav
Mean of Her.
"Everybody says baby Is very lkt
me," said young Mrs. Papley fondly.
"Yes, the cute little thing." remarkei
MISS Diggs. "What fat ankles she
Evading the Issue.
"DId you break this dish. Mary?"
"No'm; I only dropped It-St. Loui1
Bees Laxative Cou~h Syrup for y'unge mn
ld is promipt relief for coughs, creup. hn'as
ess whooping cough. G;ently laxative. uim
a~tted. Sold by The Manning Phmarmmacy.
A Natural Curiosity.
Do you kuow what I do when
man offers me advie?~" said the curb
"Ask him if he's tried it."-Clev'elani
The Constable-Yes. your worship
the prisoner is a most suspicious char
ater. The Accused (indignantly)--It'
him that's suspeecious. Aw'm no sus
pecious o' onybody!I-Punch.
The good-man prolongs his life. Ti
be able to enjoy one's past life is t<
You Should Know This.
Fo'lev's Kidney Remedy wilt cure a,
case of kidmney or bladder trouble th
is tot Ibe'vond the reach of meinici
No medicine can do more. V.
Brown & Co.
They Are a Distinctive Feature of tl
There is no country better worth vi
iting than Mexico. It is very strikii
in crossing the border from the Unit
States to note how completely ever
thing changes. Here there hard
seems anything man has constructs
which harmonizes with its surroun
ings; thei-e everything seems to be e
tirely a part of the country. It
more foreign than Europe is now ai
constantly reminds one of the ea,
Riding in some of the little travel<
districts, I could hardly believe that
was not in India. The dust in t]
road, the thorn scrub on both side
with that pungent smell of the bk
soms, all reminded me of the count
about Ahmedabad. The plateau
winter, the dry season, is very mu<
like the desert-long stretches of con
try, with purple mountains in the d
tance, without a tree in sight exce
where there is a town or where irl
gation has kept a little green and
few trees have been planted. Oft
the horizon is so distant that t)
mountains melt into the sky, and pc
haps one catches a glimpse of the sno
on one of the volcanoes. The color
that of its own Mexican opal-greet
blues and reds.
Everywhere the distinctive featur
are the church towers and tiled dom
rising above the towns. The exterio
of these churches are always pictt
esque and interesting, but the interio
are usually disappointing, for thi
have suffered much during man-y rev
lutions and perhaps even more fro
senseless renovations. There are
few still untouched, where one can s
them as nearly all were once, entire
covered with richly carved wood hen
sly gilded. Gold was used thickly e
erywbere till the carving looked Ii
solid metal. I have seen much gold
churches, but none to equal that
Mexico. -Lockwood de Forest in Ce
The Jury Had to Teach the Pompo
Judge a Lesson.
A certain trial judge in a cert.
state became so unpopular that t
only way he could get a verdict for t
state was to make his charge in fav
of the prisoner. When matters h;
reached this stage a famous feud fig
er was arrested on a charge of murd
and brought to trial. The case. whi
was the judge's first murder trial.
tracted much attention, and the Judl
whose unpopularity arose from I
vanity and pomposity, greatly enjoy
his role as umpire of the law. T
case was a clear one against. the
fendant, and his guilt was so cone.
sively proved that the judge even p:
sumed to charge accordingly. T
jury retired, and when they filed ba
into court it was noticed that th
avoided the prisoner's eye and look
"Gentlemen," said the judge. wayi
the clerk into silence. "have y
reached a verdict?"
"We have," said the foreman.
The judge opened a paper bag a
drew out a black cap. With an
portant look around the courtroom
placed this on his head and pulled
down until It met his ears.
"Prisoner," he said, "arise and 10
at the jury. Jury, arise and look at t
prisoner. Gentlemen, what is yC
The jurymen, who had been whiSpi
ing to each other, nodded cheerfu:
at the prisoner.
"Not guilty," said the foreman.
"Of course," he said later, when'<
ry one had shaken the innocent maa
hand. "he was guilty all right, a
that was going to he our verdict. I
when the little judge put that bla
cap on his head and pulled It do'
over his ears like that there was or
Ione thing for us to do, and we did I
-New York Sun.
I Graveyard Neighbors.
The agent for a cemetery compa
was expatiating on the good points
a cetain lot, Presently the prospa
tive purchaser interrupted with t
-enumeration of several prominent fa:
ilies owning property there.
"Is this lot near theirs?" she asked
The agent admitted that it was qu:
-a distance off.
"Then," said the woman, "I dol
Swant it I'd rather pay more and
Sin a good neighborhood."
The agent collapsed.
- "Has it come to the point." he sa
"where people consider their next d(
-neighbors even In a graveyard?"-N
In new lines of goods is where t
profits lie. The old standbys that<
ery dealer keeps have the prices allC
to pieceia on them. Get the new thin
ahead of the other fellows and ma
money on them. Frequent change
the arrangement of your show cas
gives the effect of new goods receivi
The same old arrangement month
and month out, no matter how ma
new goods, looks like the same <
"Your wife is somewhat strong mu
ed isn't she. Littlejohn?
"Strong minded?' A furniture you.
peddler came here yesterday :antd
five minutes she soid him some po01
she had made herself."-Londonl Te
graph. __ _ _ _ _ _ _
An Easy Way.
One of thet easiest and~ most oertl
ways of escaping the nairdshiips
prison abuses is found in the situ
old process of keeping ont of prisot
Honor the tree that gives you shelt
Operation for Piles w~l nott b'~e ne ou
OU ue~ Mau.an! Phe Femnd:;. ( uarante
' Price 0c. Sol y The Main tu Plinacy.
The Old, Old Story.
Old Lady (reading a letter from I
son in college)-Lor' sakes alive,,
iar if John hain't gone an done
An' he warn't no hand fer the g:
Her Worse Half-Wut's the trout
Old Lady-Why, he says he's fall
i love with Belle-er-Belle Lettres
H is Thanks.
"I notice." said the young man's e
loyer. "that you are always about t
first in the oflice in the mornings."
"Thank you. sir."~
"Why do you thank me?"
"For noticing it."-Chicago Reco]
WARNED BY D[SERTS
What These Sandy Wastes Mean
to Mother Earth.
A DEATH GRIP ON THE WORLD
ig They Indicate the Beginning of the
d End of Our Beautiful Planet, Which
P is Doomed to Roll Through Space a
13 Parched and Lifeless Orb.
d. Deserts already exist on the earth,
u- and the nameless horror that attaches
s to the word in the thoughts of all who
id have had experience of them or are
;t gifted with imagination to conceive is
ad in truth greater than we commonly
I suppose, for the cosmic circumstance
e about them which is most terrible is
s not that deserts are, but that deserts
,s have begun to be. Not as local evita
iy ble evils are they only to be pictured,
in but as the general inescapable death
h grip on our world, for it is the begin
2. ning of the end. What depauperates
s. the forests to grass lands and thence to
pt wastes must in turn attack the sea bot
i- toms when they shall have parted with
a their seas.
3n Last of the fertile spots upon the
1e planet because of the salts the streams
r. have for ages washed down and of the
wy remnant of moisture that would still
is drain into them, eventually they must
s, share the fortune of their predecessors
and the planet roll a parched orb
es through space. The picture is forbid
es ding, but the fact seems one to which
's we are constructively pledged and into
r- which we are in some sort already ad
y Girdling the earth with what it takes
,o. but little personification to liken to the
m life extinguishing serpent's coils run
a two desert belts of country. The one
ee follows. roughly speaking, the tropic of
ly Cancer, extending northward from it;
v- the other, the tropic of Capricorn. Ari
.v zona is in the northern band, as are the
ke Sahara, Arabia and the deserts of cen
i tral Asia.
in Now, these desert belts are growing.
n In the great desert of northern Arizona
the traveler, threading his way across
a sagebrush and cacti plain shut In by
abrupt sided shelves of land rising here
and there some hundreds of feet high
s: er, suddenly comes upon a petrified for
Trunks of trees in all stages of frac
ture strew the ground over a space
he some miles in extent So perfect are
he their forms he Is almost minded to
or think the usual wasteful woodchopper
d ,bas been by and left the scattered
t products of his art In littered confu
er sion upon the scene of his exploit
t Only their beautiful color conveys a
t sense of strangeness to the eye. and,
leaning down and touching them,;he
finds that :they are-stone; chalcedony.
he not carbon! Form has outlived sub
stance and kept the resemblance, while
l- the particles of the original matter
u- have all been spirited away. Yet so
h perfect is the presentment .one can
he hardly believe the fact, and where one
fallen giant spans a little canyon one
e almost thinks to hear the sound of wa
ter rushing down the creek.
But It Is some millions of years and
umore since this catastrophe befelL, and
u the torrent, uprooting it, left It prone.
with limbs outstretched in futile grasp
tipon the other side. A conifer It was,
rcousin only to such as grow today, and
flourished probably In the cretaceous,
beera, for the land has not been under
itwater here since the advent of tertiary
ok times. -
beNowhere near it, except for the rare
becottonwoods along the bank of the Lit
rtie Colorado, grows anything today.
The land which once supported these
rforests is incompetent to do so now.
Yet nothing has changed there since
except the decreasing water sup
Sply. During tertiary and quaternary
time the rainfall has been growing less
d and less. Proof of this Is offered by
t the great pine oasis that caps the pla
.teau of which these petrified forests
nform a part'and Is kerneled by the San
Francisco peaks. The height above
sea level of the spot- where the chal
cedony trunks are strewn Is about
4.500 feet The lower present limit of
the pine In Its full development is
i ,500 feet. Two thousand feet upward
fthe verdure line has retreated since the
offormer forests were. And this Is no
local alteration. for upon the other side
e of the plateau petrified remains of trees
are similariy found.
The line of perpetual green has risen
becaiuse in desert regions the moisture
Lte is found most plentiful nearest to the
clouds from which It falls upon a
't parching earth. Streams, instead of
etgathering volume as they go. are lar
gest near their source and grow less
and less with each fresh mile of flow.
The brooks descending from the Anti
Lebanon, in Syria, water the gardens
of Damascus and, thence issuing upon
the plain, lose themselves just beyond
the threshold of Its gates. So in the
eArizona desert, though in a less de
e gree, and those who live there know It
tbut too welL-From Percival Lowell's
"t'Mars and the Future of the Earth"
es- The Angler Fish.
j. A singular superstition about the'
in angler fish is entertained in some parts
y of Sweden (Bohuslan), according tol
ld Maim and Smitt. "It is so feared by
many that the tackle is cut as soon as
the 'monster' reaches the surface, and,
Its captor hurries home in order to get
. there, if possible, before the misfor
tune portended by the monster over
takes him." The extreme of misfor
a tune-death-is believed by some to be
sh indIcated. Nilsson tells that the Swed
. Ish fishermen on the banks "believe
that on board the vessel on which an
angler is taken some one Is doomed to~
die soon. They therefore never or*
e hardly ever take the angler on board.
of but prefer to cut the line and thus lose
l the hook with the fish."
..An anemometrical faculty is attrib
uted to the angler in Massachusetts.
According to Storer, "among the fisher
men in some parts of the bay there
is a common saying, 'When you take a
g-oosefish, look out for an easterly
Largest Grave In the World.
The largest single grave in the world
occupies just exactly one acre of
Ler g'oundl, which is surrounded by an
o- iron r'ailing. This enormous grave is
ti located at P'earto Cortez, in Honduras,
ls and is the burial place of a woman.
The tombstone occupies the center of
the ground inclosed, and several wood
en figures representing the deceased
en are arranged in statuelike form in dif
ferent parts of the ground. There
are no fewer than sixteen of ihese fig
ures, which in the evening give the
place a ghostlike appearance. The de
m- ceased had died rich and in her will
e hnd specified the amount of ground
to be purchased for her grave and the
manner in which it should be deco
rated. She had many curious notions,
d- and the size and ornamentation of her
ATE HIS FILL
The Sharp Traveler Had His Money's
Worth and Caught the Coach.
/There was a coach that used to run
between Nola Chucky and Paint Rock,
a matter of some forty miles. For
lunch the coach stopped at a halfway
house in Tin Can, and here a good fifty
cent meal was put out-cake and pie.
colee and tea and all the cold meats
you could mention.
But the landlord of the halfway
house had a mean little secret dicker
with the driver, whereby as soon as
the travelers had paid for their lunch
and got fairly settled to it a call would
come for an immediate start. So off
they'd all go, grumbling. They'd have
paid for 50 cents' worth of food and
only eaten, you see, about 5 cents'
But along came one day a traveler
with a sharp, bright eye. The landlord
found this chap some ten minutes aft
er the coach had started on again still
tucking in pie and ham at a terrible
"Why, man," he said, "you've let the
coach go without you."
"I know it," said the traveler calmly.
"I was too blessed hungry to stop eat
Suddenly the landlord's face paled.
"Good gracious." he said. "all my
It was too. Not a knife, fork or
spoon was left except the sharp eyed
He said as he kept on eating that he
had noticed a suspicious looking chsr
acter among the' passengers,- a man
'with a red beard.~a hump and a Emp
The landlord sent, a hostler off to
overtake the coach and bring it back.
In about forty minutes the coach re
turned. Then the sharp eyed man
came forth, wiping his mouth. But he
made no effort to Identify the sus
picious looking passenger. Instead he
got aboard the coach, took his seat and
"Thanks, landlord, for the good food.
You'll find the spoons and things In
the coffeepot Now, driver, oftwe go
PAYING BY CHECK
References- Required to Open a Bank
Account In. England.
"I like the American custom of car
rying money loose in the pocket,"said
D. H. Lieben, a retired tianker of Lon
don. "In England gentlemennd bus
ness men carry very little money with
them. Nearly everything- is paid for
by check, except, of. course. money
enough to pay the.smal incidental-e
penses of a day..
"If a man goes into a store to'buy a
hat,- he does not pay money for it. but
,gives a check. If he is dimiig.at. a
'ublic place, he very likely 'pays for
his meal : with a check. The system pf
credit in England is different fronithat
in this country, and the mere ifactthat
a man has-an account in a bank serves
to give him-standing..
"One cannot open an account with a
bank in England merely bycafifying
money to the bank and depositing it
He must have two first class -refer
ences before a bank will accept his ae
count, and when, reference is~ given it
means that the person giving it would
indorse or stgfnde for the person to
whom it is given.
"A reference In Englnd means more
than a mere phrase. Ch'ecks'on.banks
in England cannot be obtained for the
mere asking, and a man must have an
account in order to get :checks from
any bank. They cannot be picked up
on bank counters or in public-places.
"Private accounts In Englieh banks
are not accepted unless-they are paid
for, the .general charge -being $50 'a
year. There are. one or tev anks in
England which discrminate so care
fully in the. accounts they accept, tilat
when a person Is fortunate enough to
be 'permitted to open an account with
them he'ean get credit in any city in
England or the continent of'Europe."
How to Guess Any Number.
Desire one of the company to think
of any number she, chooses, - provided .
It be even. '.ell her to triple it, halve
the product, triple this half and then
tell you how many times -nine will go
into this last number. Multiply this
bytwo and It will produce the original
number. Thus suppose 4; to--be the
number thought of.- You, 'triple it.
making it 12; halve this product, leav
ing 6; again triple this, aking' 18. In
which 9 wIll go twice. This twice,
multiplied by 2, gives you 4, the num
ber thought of. Or, to give another
example, suppose 6 to be the number.
Triple it, 18; halve this, 9; triple It
again. -27. You ask how many9 times
9 will go into the result and, being told
three times, multiply 3 by 2. and the
answer is 6.
On What Their Fate Depended.
During the .week certain members of
the Eiotch minister's flock had been
paying overmuch attention to sampling
the local whisky, and the minister took
advantage of his position In the pulpit
to administer gentle reproof. "An' I
tell ye, one an' all, ye're on the way to
perdeetion!" h'e cried. At that moment
a fy setted on the Bible before him.
He raised his Ast "Ye're gaeln' tae
hell!" he shouted. "An' ye'll all get
there. just sae sure as-sae sure as I
ding the life out o' thIs flee?' His fist
crashed down as he uttered the words.
Then he looked to see the result ot
his handiwork. "Missedi" he ejaculat
ed. "Ah, weel, maybe there's a chance
for some o' ye yeti"-Londol Bellman.
The Wrestler's Pr'de.
in olden 'times a wrestler who had
won a belt used ~to go toehis village
church on the following Ssnday wear
ing the belt. On the Sundly following,
that be went . to some neighboring
church In his belt and ch:imed preced
ence over the other y.ung fellows.
Nearly all the -champicis were men
great in girth and weigJ. Old Stead
man,, accounted by mny the most
powerful wrestler eve known, was
twenty stone weight- Manchester
.How the Du~Ih Eat.
A Dutch meal is ay-ays reminiscent
of a game of card.' for the mother
deals out all round ta table, and when
that 2rst hand is p.'yed out she deals
afresh, and so or until the dish is
empty. There is r promiscuous serv
ing, as with us, yad the quick feeder
(if such a person auld exist in leisure
ly Holland) reas no advantage. If
meals are to b~likened to games of
cards, our men in Dutch eyes must
look like gair' of "grab."-London
Queen. _ _ _ _ _
The aws of Death.
Teacher (afr reading the "Charge of
the Light Bride")-Wh~o were the six
hundred refeed to In the verse, "Into
the Jaws of.eaith rode the six hun
red" Pup-i expect -they were den
tists m a'mllstatd Bits.