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ABOUT THE HOOP SNAKE.
1 Hundred-Dollar Bill of Pennsylvania Doctor is in Danger. A doctor in Pennsylvania is in a fair way to lose a hundred-dollar f bill. He is Dr. A. Surface, who is also the State geologist, and the bill . that he is so defiantly flaunting in the face of the nation will go to the person who proves, beyond a doubt there is a hoop snake. Perhaps this doctor is not aware of some of the most recent discoveries in reptilian lore, or perhaps he is one of those scientists who do not get their ear and eye close down to nature. He very likely would sa> there is no such thing as a glass snake, which when hit by a stick flies apart and then reunites and r runs away when no one is looking, or . . perhaps he does not believe in horn *ru suai\c5. au cuiiui u: ouuui ^a.iolina, where tAere are many kinds of reptiles not mentioned in books, and where folks learn about snakes by v actually seeing them?this editor says that a man brought into his office a part of one of these divisible snakes. He had grabbed it just as the reptile was assembling the other sections to disappear in a hole. A correspondent of another paper s : * reports the killing of a horned snake and describes the horn as "an inch and three-quarters long, the sharp point tipped with deadly poison*" From authority equally reliable as these comes a positive statement regarding a hoop snake. "The creature while rolling along the road overtook a colored man in a wagon and tried hard to get up on the seat with the driver." If this man had HKNx ? the foresight to take the snake in he would not now be worrying about the price of cotton. _ But the place where hoop snakes > ' were once most common, and there is no reason to believe they have all bhen destroyed, is Morgan and Muskingum counties in the State of Ohio, and if Sam Bulgar, as faithful an adviser of youth as ever Jim was of Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn, is p L still alive he can lead the doubting doctor to a cave among thoee reddish clay hills and show him a whole nest of them. "Dah he is," said Sam; "de or folks is away an' de chillun is too young for to roll, but jes' yo' wait till de grows up an' see 'em roll." Sam could always point out a reptile rolling "faster 'an lightnun" in the act of disappearing "among the bushes. But Sam made , his most wonderful discoveries when he was alone in the woods. ' He could take you to a dead oak, withered by a big revolving reptile. He saw it himself strike the blighting blow.; Sam also 6aw a gyaflucus, which Dr. Surface would most likely say never existed. The great trouble with Dr. Surf' "W-". face, our own Dr. Ditmars and others who profess to be snake experts, is that they do not go either to the j,- V - right places or the right persons for their information.?New York Sun. Natural History of Man. Some of the results of exploratibn and field work of the Smithsonian Institution among various races of mankind are shown in connection with the anthropological exhibits of the Panama-California exposition at San Diego. These exhibits are original, p- P and much more comprehensive than any previously undertaken in this , line, either here or abroad. Their preparation, under the direction of Dr. Ales Hrdlicka, curator of physical anthropology of the United States National museum, required over three years. < The exhibits 'fill five large connecting rooms, in the building of the Science of Man at the exposition. Four of these rooms are devoted to the natural history of man, while the fifth is fitted up as a modern anthropological laboratory, library, and lecture room. Of the four rooms of ex -a A. ' muns proper, iu? lirst is given to man's phylogeny, or evolution; the second, to his ontogeny, or life cycle at the present time; the third, to his variation, sexual, individual and racial; and the fourth, to his pathology | or diseases, and death. x Room 1, illustrating human evolution, includes a large series of accurate casts of all the more important skeletal remains of authentic antiquity; photographic enlargements and water color sketches showing the localities where the specimens were discovered; charts showing the relation of the archeological position of the various finds, and their relation to the extinct fauna and to arch; eological epochs; a series of sketches by various scientific men showing their conceptions of early man, with several reproductions of drawings, statutettes, and bas-reliefs, showing early man as drawn or sculptured by ancient man himself; and a remarkable series of ten large busts, prepared by the eminent Belgian sculptor, M. Mascre, under the direction of Prof. Rutot, representing early man at different periods of his physical advancement. The main part of the exhibits in room 2, devoted to man's development at the present time from the *v.v;r '. ' v v \ \ ( GEX. MOOKK A CRACK SHOT. Adjutant General Makes High Score in Contest. Columbia, September 23.?Adjt. Gen. W. W. Moore is making a good score in the target practice now under way at the State rifle range near here to select the team which will represent this State at the national meet in Jacksonville, Fla. The adjutant general on yesterday stood eighth among all those participating and fifth among the officers making a score of 210 out of a possible 250. There are 43 men and officers competing for places on the team and some good scores are reported, although weather conditions have interfered in some slight degree. There will be twelve members of the team from this State which will participate in the national meet and three alternates. The target practice comes to an end this evening and the winners of the team will be announced tomorrow morning and the names of those who will be on the team announced. Major J. W. Bradford, of Sumter, is the executive officer in charge of the shoot at Camp Styx, while Capt. E. B. Cantey, of Columbia, is the coach. ovum, or initial form, onward, are three series of true-to-nature ^usts, showing by definite age-stages, from ' birth onward and in both sexes. The three principal races of this country are shown, namely, the "thoroughbred" white American (living for at least three generations in this continent on each parental side,) the Indian, and the full-blood American t negro. These series, which required two and one-half years of strenuous work;in preparation, form a unique exhibit, for nothing similar has ever been attempted before. Each set consists of thirty busts, fifteen males and fifteeh females, and proceeds from infants at or within a few days after birth to the oldest persons that could be found. The oldest negro woman was 114 years of age. After the new born, the stages are 9 months, 3 years, 6, 10, 15, 20, 28, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 years. The utmost care was exercised in ascertaining the age particularly among the negro and Indian races. No choice was made of the subjects beyond that due to the requirements of pedigree, age, and good health. The whites and negroes were obtained, with a few exceptions, in Washington and vicinity, but their places of birth range ovei a large part of the Eastern, Southern and Middle States. For the Indian, the Sioux was chosen, a large, characteristic, and, in a very large measure, still pure-blood tribe, and one in which the determination oi the ages of the subjects was feasible. Special trips were made to these people, and no pains were spared to get just what was wanted. Other exhibits in room 2 show the development of the human brain, the skull, and other parts of the body by various stages. A large series of original specimens shows the animal forms closely related to man at the present time, particularly th6 anthropoid apes. A series of charts on thft walls deal with the phenomena of senility, (old age,) and ten photographic enlargements show living individuals of various races who are one hundred years of age. Human variation is shown in room 3 by ten sets of large busts representing -ten of the more important races of man; by 200 original transparencies giving racial portraits; by over 100 bronze facial casts, showing individual variations within some of the more important branches of humanity; and by numerous charts and other exhibits. In room 4, a series of charts and maps relates to the death rate in several countries; to the principal causes of death in the different parts of the world, and to the distribution of the more common diseases over the earth. Actual pathology is illustrated extensively by prehistoric American material. Many hundreds of original specimens derived principally from the pre-Columbian cemeteries of Peru, show an extensive range of injuries and diseases, such as have left their marks on the bones. In many instances the injuries are very interesting, both from their extent and the extraordinary powers of recuperation shown in the healing; while among the diseases shown on the bones there are some that find but little parallel among the white man or even the Indian of today. In addition, this room contains a series of 60 skulls which show many varieties of pre-Columbian surgical operations by trepana tion. The exhibits as a whole are supplemented by a descriptive catalogue and other literature, and by frequent lectures and demonstrations. They | constitute an educational unit of great value, having atttracted from i the beginning much attention both from the general public and from scientists: eventually, it is hoped that they with other kindred exhibits will become the foundation of a museum and a new anthropological centre in San Diego. man has a \| | ,eafe on tin?e'? I and you can t I f'?ure on "the E future without a I jL \ / H Bank account." I' C?V l\\ I The man who earned one thousand 1 dollars last year and put one hundred of | it in Bank, is better off than the man I I who earned two thousand and didn't I save any part of it. Saving money needs no argument, as everything is against the man who does not and he who does not save injures no one but himself and those who are dependent upon him. . Start with us today with $1. 4 per cent Interest Paid on Savings Deposits. 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