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FAMOUS WINTERS IN PARIS.
Once Every River In France Was 1oe
and Every Mill Idle.
Recalling famous winters in France,
the Paris Petit Journal says that "the
fifteenth century might justly be call
ed the cold century.
"In 1408 the registrars of the parlia
ment of Paris reported that it was Im
possible to issue any of its resolutions
because the ink froze in the Ink bottles
of the clerks. Every three words they
had to thaw their pens. and this with
a fire roaring in their room. Every
river in France was frozen, and not a
mil -could work. Twelve years later,
In 1420, there was a repetition of this
winter. Foodstuffs gave out, and poor
people died by tens of thousands.
"In 1422 in less than three days the
wine and the vinegar froze in the cel-.
jars: cocks and liens had their combs,
frozen: the streets were full of pe
ple who danced. jumped. wrestled and.
ran races, anything to keep off frost
"In 1430 it froze for more thaft two
and a half months, and the snow fell
for forty days without stopping. - All
the birds hidden in the trunks of trees.
"In -the year of the great winter,' as
S 60S gas called, hindreds of persons
died from cold. Everything was fro
sen hard. even the bfread served at the
table of Henry IV. In 1709 all the
wheat was destroyed, and a new sow
ig had to be made In the ping. Buf
fon relates that no bread was to be
had. Even Mme. de Viantenon had
togo without it.
"ln 1776 sentinels were found fro
sen to death% outside VersaiM and
the king put a stop to this service. -In
Paris great bonfires were lit in the
streets. Bells were shiveredInte pieces
as they rang, clocks. stopped and in the
elara wine turned Into Ice. Hares
and partridges eam. into the towns
and hid themselves in the nooks and
corners of houses. where they were
subsequently found as stiff as a board
and quite inedible."
HUNTiNG THE CARIBOU.
Curicsity Often Lures the Watchful
Animal to its Fate.
in hunting the caribou quietiess is
seatial. Never break a twig if you
ean avoid it. for a cracking branch
makes a noise which carries far and
MW give warning of your approach to
the very stag you particularly want.
Equally important is it to keep a sharp
- lookout at all times, especially when
etering a baren, where a stag may
be sleeping. for under such conditions
they are hard to see. Among the nu
Pe"ous gray dead stumps and moss
eiered low trees the color of the cari
bou Is so inconspicuous that 'the un
trained eye will fail to detect the ani
mal even itclose range. The first In
t.wation will be a glimpse of a disap
earing patch of white as the caribou
anihes into the woods.
AR these things considered, the cari
bo of Newfoundland Is not as alert as
ay other deer that I know of and is
theretore more readly approached.
- here Is, of course, great variation
amog w them, some- being extremely
iert 3ind- dcilt to stak while oth
ess.are-soabidrdly tame that! they wHi
allowfa man to wakriht upJ-within
a few yards before +Mr Curl
ositylis often a noticeable failing with
them. When once it Is ai-oused they
* ill go to almost aiit length to satisfy
it I do not, however, advise -the hun
ter-to. count too much onIt for the
very thing which yon imagine will
- tempt thIs curiosity will as likely as
not frighte"n thiem away. Sometimes
astrange notse will make- them very
-qdisitive, and they will-come within
afiew feet tofindout what itlis. Then,
occaionallys a white handerchief
wil- have-the satie -efeet.-A. Bad
de Dagmore. In'. 'Rmance of
Evea bookkeeping Is not an eact scl
enee. 'For behold!.hbow often Ia it that
oeeman will put-into the expense ac
eant a given ezxpanme,-sa, the
zebullding of a machine-thus reducing
his pr-t by this- amount, while an
other wDi put such an ~item to the
'asset account, and each can advance
weighty arguments and reasons as to
- he legic of his methods. -But the net
seaults of operation will differ, widely
*Ith the same actual occurrences,.o
that even bookkeeping may 'be said
-neely to present results dependent
upon th aspects of the situation as.
rendered .by those who have the au
thority or opportunity to Interpret.
Denisamin A. Franklin In Engineering
Peints of the Crescent Moon.
Why does the moon -sometimes ap-.
easwith points turned uparard and
at ether times downward? 'There is
on cause only-the rotation of the
arth. If the moon rises with points
turned upward then, when it sets, the
points must turn downward-that Is,
the western horizon meets the points
In- its apparent approach; they point
<tward it, apparently downward,n athe
Western sky-New York- American.
Felt the Pow.
Bmn-Muuic has a wonderfullinflulence
- 31in-I know it.
"Did you ever feel the -power :of a
singer over you"
"Sure! I married one!" - Yonkers
"When first I consulted you about
my eyes you toldie It would cost 10)
francs, but your bill is for 100 francs."
"'That -only shows -the -excellence of
my treatment. Now you are ten times
better."-Pais Pele Rele.
flow To Glive Qiulan To Children.
,EaRII~nersthetrade-mark name given to an
Iproed~uinine. Itisa~asteless~yrup. pleas-e
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.'
Children take It and never know it Is Quinine.|
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nevonanes==norringing in the head. Try
-itthe nextthine you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
nmem FERRIn mE is blown in bottle. 25 cents.
The tub In which Diogenes, the
cynic, made this home, was a great
earthen jar discarded fromn the Cybele
temple. It had been used for wine
or oil for the sacrifice of the temple
and was sufficiently -large to allow
the philosopher a reclining place.
The truth of the tale has been called
Into question, although It Is said that
during the Peloponnesan~ war the
Athenians dwelt in lust such -vessels,
and that even after the death of 'Di
ogenes such receptacles were used as
dwellng places by the poor.
Only One "BROM~O QUiNINE"
To get the genuine, call for full name. LAXA
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A few days rest and recreation at the
~ ~ JUAQCI~Isle of Palms with its everlastingly cool
-~ ocean breezes is a real tonic and will build
4D 7 %
Iyou up so as to enable you to finish the
0 ~ hot summer months in the vigorous prose
- i cution of your labors.
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TheStadar Ralrad f ro 8utTckt Agent of the A. (. L.I
Hudson Maxim Has F
Some Perilous nc
LUCKY AT CHEATING
On One Gun Tosting Omo
den Impulse to Run, Whidi
ed, Was the Meanmof ga
Life-A Magazine That Ge3
One of the most thrillingd
in my experience took l
ernment proving grounds
Hook, N. J., when the n
government was testing
fore adopting it.
Near a light frame buildn
I was filling shells w1th
ten inch gun was beingts
ber of shots had beendire
big gun. Just as I had
work and started for the w
the government tug for-N
signal was sounded -for,
I was walking along a.
way track directly behind
At that instant I
several years before,
guns was being tested,
had blown out, passed -
bombproof and ki=l. l -
men, but I argued wit
chance was Infinitely---.
ireechlock would be L-41
present gun on this
very instant I was.Jn .
a sudden impulse I ran
The gun wasc
round just in time to
breechock pass throughILA
the one In which I had
It came -up the tick,
breaking one of the s
had paised. It ricocheted
top of the old granite
high into the air. A
and debris fell. over a -
many fragments. strue
close to me.
I walked back to th
cident and found that the
the little building whe
filling masxmite shellse
riddled with partly
smokeless powder that
from the gun.
I once had another
ence at Sandy Hook during
of the Mailm automati
Among the severe test
gun was subjected was oe
simulate what might.oec
a landing upon the seash
mechanism of the gun
with sand. The test.
The gun being tested.
of the -kind tising. ,
cartridges, for It was
duetion of smokeles
was so .much energy in te
the barrel that a greet
could be thrown into
of the gun.
The commanding of
rive to see the gun fired uinti
board in charge hdcr
He then appeared and
the firing should be c
benefit. The chairman. ofdha
mental board demurred,,
the gun had passed -rogh
admirably and that it -as-tDJ
fire It more than was asl
sary, with its .mechardsm
sand. But the cominand
A schooner was a
the line of fire. The c
he only wanted to see a-e
fired and that the firing wu
pleted before the secioonr
within range. Accordingal
333 rounds was insertedaz
begun. After perhaps ffy
fired the- command was el
firing," but the gun kept
afterward proved that the
blocked by sand, so that itw
sible to top the -gun. The
came into range, and the
over and around her.
My assistant, who was.frig
did his best to work the
stop It It did not occur ol
instant to nlimber the gun;ta
It round so as to bringthe
out of range. As the gunf
rate of 750 shots a minu t
was all over Inside half a
Fortunately -no damage
When the same gun was
sand test at ~Annnpolis, Md.;
very near being killed by it -
The gun had passed Sace
through a severe sand test. -
officer in charge wanted to see
er he could put enough sandN
gun tostop it.- So be had the g
filled full. The gun firedab
rounds and then stopped. Mye
threw down the-safe-that Is.
locked the trigger, so that it t
e pulled-and begn clearing
Thinking that the gun was
was -just about to step round In
of it~* Suddenly It fired a-i
more shots so close to me th
clothes were seared by them
One of the tests made .at An
was to fire a Maxim gun -vert
into the air. We had fired a con
undred shots in this manner,
something struck very near
then occurred to the officer inc
that what goes up) must necs
ome down. Firing densed, and
sought cover for a few inut
avoid the leaden rain.-Hludsop 3r
In Youth's Companion.. -
The best remedy for wrongs de
Is to forget them.-Syrus.
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The words Jamaica Mirror c
. letters. The name of the publ
'rank E. Hopkins. contains l13
bers. The words "Casey and
ontan 13 letters. Thie hen
bhis Item, "Here's Good Luck,"
bains 13 letters. This number of
dlrror Is issued on the 13th of
nonth In the 13th year of the2
ury, the last chance to make a
ombnaton for a hundred i
When we get a few more subscrip
we shall have 13 thousand.-J
Cres Colds: ProveatbPe