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EL PASO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1898.
(j7 WHERE DO WE GO? "Now atop your questions and go to sioep," Said a tired young mother to "Little Bo-peep;" She'd rocked him long, but wide-awake eyes Still plied the queries, demanding replies. "Now hush-a-bye, baby, to dreamland away," Blue eyes closed softly (but not to star); Openea wide again, with a look so deep. "Mamma, where do we go when we go to sleep-" Aye, where do we go? What saint or age. Philosopher, priest, shall e'er engage To tell us the way, the how and where Of the soul's egress from a world of care? The mystio meeting to perfect repose, Weird, shadowy mist that comes and goes; Where the tired brain launches on cruise so fair, To the sleepy isles of the sweet some where. Oh, patiently listen to childhood's theme; Theirs may be real and ours but a dream; Their clear sight may fathom the cc- cjlt and oeep; They may show us "the way" in our last dreamless sleeD. The speculations of the learned hare been exercised over tu's matter, ana some have thought that bronchitis, by narrowing the air passages, produces a noisr wheezing, which enthusiastic admires have disroifled as a song. Others, with greater probability, have suggested that every mouse is staffing mouse, but that on account of the dullness of our ears we only bear the bas4-voioeof vocalists, while tbe shriller melodies of the great majority are unnoticed. Every one knows that tbe squeak ofla bat is not heard by every one, and that one party in a conversation on a coun try walls may be almost aeaienea oy chorus of bats, while the other may bear nothing of the noise. Certainly it is that dissection reveals nothing ab normal in the vocal apparatus of tbe singing mouse, and doubtless a very Bllffbt difference in the quality of tbe vocal chords would result in a mouse with a voice sufficiently bass to br'ng the sound within a compass of hearing powers A Singing Monsp. From Goldon Days. A good deal of skepticism prevails as to the fact of there being singing mice, but, having kpt such a sorgster for four years, an English gentleman is In a position to speak with authority. She was caught in a coal mine, was brought to the surface and hand ed over to the narrator. Thus com menced an acquaintance which coon ri pened into in imacy, and which was on ly terminated by her death. There was no doubt about her song a pretty, bird-like warble, rising and falling al terna'ely, and of sufficient power to carry from the ton to the bottom of the bouse when mil was quiet. In appearance she wee just an or dinary bouse mouse, with the usual well groomed coat, the cascade of whiskers, the beady black eye and an elegant tapering tail, like the rest of her tribe. It was her song alone which singled her out of the dumb m 11 ions of her fellows and this soog she poured out -almost without inter mission during her waking hours. Elackflsh Stands on Its Head. The blacknsh likes to creep in under overhanging rocks and into boles, and in winter it is common for it to get lno such places and lie there for a long time,witbout eating. In waters that it frequents it may be seen at low tide stowed away in such shelters. At the Aquarium the blackfiah in tanks in wnicn tnere are roc its nice to loai and lu'k about tbem. There Is one tank there containing small blacklist) in which there are fragments of rock perforated with holes made originally bysom boring molluk, which have doubtless been enlarged by the action of sand and water. Into the largest of these holes one of tbe blacknsh creeps. As the rock lies in the tank tbe hole is dowoward, just back of the front edge, and through the rock. The little b'ackflsh goes into this hole head downward and through it until its nose rests on tbe bottom below. Its position then is very nearly vertical, and its head and part of the forward part of Its body may be seen below the rock, while its tail may be seen .projecting above. In this position it sometimes remains for a day at a time. New York Sun. Possible From the Omaha Bee. New Orleans people furnish' con vincing proof of loyalty by changing tbe name of Spain street to Dewey street. Will tbe names of tbe towns of Manila, Madrid, De Soto and Leon, in Iowa, all have to undergo a change on account of tbe war? ORIGIN OF THE BICYCLE Good eating at Smith's Creamery. The Wheel May Be Traced Back to the Seventeenth Century. From St. Nicholas. It has often been said that "to trace the origin of the bicycle we must go back to the befftnning of tne century," and. as this has not been denied, it is probably true. I bhU try to show that the bicycle grew from experi ments in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and that the "celcrifere, " first invented in 1690, was the earliest form of tbe "safety" of today. Tbe first attempts to ride wheels date back as far as the fifteenth century. True, the machines then made were crud, clumsy and imperfect, yet thy deserve mention, for they were a dis tinct steo in the history of the wheel Tbe first of the-e was a heavy carriage driven by means of ropes attached to and wound round its axletree. To the other end of the rope a pole was tied, and this pole was used as a lever in front of the vehicle, and by this means it was slowly drawn forward Little was done in the century fol lowing, yet in the "Memories of Henry Fetherstone" it is said tnat a Jesuit missionary named Kxius, who was traveling down the Ganges, having mis sed a boat that pl'ed at regular inter vals between points he was to visit in his journey, made up for lost time by building a small carriage propelled by levers. Because so few details are told, the truth of the author's account has been doubtd or discredited by many. In one of England's older churches St. Giles, at Stoke Pogis is a window of stained glass on which may be seen a cherub astride of a hobbyhorse or wooden "wheel." At the sides, in se-1 parate panels, as if to fix the date of the design, stand two young men attir- , ed in Puritan dress, one playing tbe violin; tbe other, with hands in his . pockets, smoking a pipe, was-it irom this design that the first thought of the hobbyhorse of other days was i taken? Before the Royal Academy of Scien- j ces, in uzanam reao a paper describing a vehicle driven by the ped-1 aline of a footman, who stood in a oox behind and rested his hands on a bar, level with his chin, attached to the back on an awning above tbe rider in tbe conveyance. This may prove that Fetherstone's account was not untrue. Ozanam's vehicle was followed by an other built on a somewhat similar plan, by an Englishman named Oven den about 1761, for a description of a machine then appeared in the Univer sal Magazine. The vehicle was sa d to be "the best that has hitherto been invented." Tbe distance covered "with ease" by this rude vehicle is stated to have been six miles an hour; with a "peculiar exertion," nine or ten miles. The steering was done with a pair of reins. Co-operation in Church Debt Raising. Co-operation in debt-raising b as been undertaken by tbe Methodist churches in Milwaukee. Tbe indebtedness of the five churches ranges from $12,000 to 923,000, the total being about 840, 000. The suggestion to pool it came from Edward Kimball, for many years a Methodist church worker in this line and who is credited with being- largely instrumental in the wiping out of some $15,000,000 of church indebtedness. The work in Milwaukee has been placed in the hands of a committee made up of three representatives from each church, and headed by J. H. Van Dyke, who has made many large con- tributions-to tbe local churches. The churches have no difference in stand ing in the enterprise, because of in eaualit'es in the amount of debt, and church jealousless, according to a local paper, are lost in tne nnanciai merger. New Orleans Picayune. AN IDYL OF THE WHEEL his Not Ignoble, but Inefficient New YorkComruerclal Advertiser; The Spanish are not ignoble foes. They fight with desperate bravery, and go down with their ships rather than strike. Bat their bravery is of no avail when they cannot aim true, and their commanders have no tactics. Tbe Spaniard had his 9teel and steam, his eight inch rifles and bid four inch ar mor, his torpedoes and his mines. But he is still the same Spaniard that strewed tbe bones of tbe Armada on the rocks of Scotland and Ireland, routed and driven to wreck by an ene my inferior in everythihg but brains. He has 19 h century guns and ships, but a 16th century mind and heart, and the modern tools are useless in tbe hands of him who has not the modern spirit and knows not how to use them. Not That Kind. A lady who advertised for a girl "to do light housework" received a letter from an applicant, who said her health needed sea air, and asked if the lady would kindly inform her where the light house wa9 situated. Tid Bits. By and by, it is said, Gen. Fitzhugb L?e will be offered the presidency of the Txs S'ate Agricultural and Me chanical college at B-yan, which has been vacant for some time. There are forty applicants for the position, and their eager rivalry bss prevented the cho'oe of aty one of them. They will all withdraw in favor of Lee. He and bis wheel were two Ech bad a different will, As if it were I and you; He and his wheel were two. He was a temperate man, And walked in a sober way, But his wheel had a different plan, Though he was a temperate man. For it went in a zigzag line, Took quite the drunkard's gait, Thougn be gripped, and bent spine, It went in a zigzag line. But he strove from day to day: And though it oft b?fell That he sat in the dusty way, He strove from day to day. He conquered and they are one, As down the track tbey glide, Full straight tbe line is spun; For he and his wheel are one. Youth's Companion. Camp Incident. The piano in tbe Young Men's Chris tian association tent is one of the "comforts of home" that is most thor oughly appreciated. In the day while tne men are not on duty it is surrouod- ed by a crowd sinsing popular songs or listening to the music of others. Some of the performers are ffood pianists, some are bad. The other dav a soldier of the former clas bad been playing songs for the crowd, and while thinking of what to play next he wandered off into "Home, Sweet Home." Before he had played half a dozen bars of the melody the music was completely drowned by cries of Stop it: Stop it:" And it was not until he struck up a lively air that the crowd would let him proceed. New York Tribune. MEDALS FOR DEWEY'S MEN. A Board to Be Appointed to Select Designs. Secretary Long bss appointed As sistant Secretary Allen president of a board which is to be charged with the selection of designs for the medals which are to be awarded to Admiral Dewey and the members of his shies' crews in recognition of their achieve ments at Manila. Two other members of the board are yet to be appointed. It is the purpose to secure designs for tbe medals of more than usual excel lence, both in originality of theme ar d beauty, as is believed to be warrant d by the splendor of the victory. It is expected that the widest opportunity will be opened to American ffeniua to submit designs. Exchange. TOO MUCH SLEEP. Constant Drowsiness Almost as Bad as Insomnia. It is bad enough to be troubled with insomnia, but to be always attacked with sleepiness is almost more painful to bear. In the one case you are over awake, your nerves on edge, and are alive to every parsing sensation. In deed, you are too wide awake. But in tbe other case you are not able to enjoy nan tnat goes on aoout you because you are hardly able to keep your eyes open. No matter where you are or what is going on, you cannot shake off this feeling of wanting to fall asleep at a moment's notice, xou may be en thralled, with the most exquisite sing ing or witn tne moss exciting play. You may be at a ball, or the opera, or it dinner, it aoes not matter which. but however exciting and interesting your surroundings are, they cannot save you from tbesa drowsy feelings that steal over you little bv little, till at becomes almost impossible to keep your eyes open. it ib not the delightful sensation of natural Bleep that weighs your eyelids aown, Dut a reeling as though you were being drugged, and instead of being a sensasion or pleasure it becomes a! most a sensation of pain. You struir gle and fight asrainst it, but all to no purpose, and your whole sense of plea sure or amusement is lost in one of ex treme discomfort. In some caes it is not only at niirht that tbe-e sensations are felt but at all times of the day. No place or hour can one be certain of being free Ifrom tnem. sometimes tbey come on at cer tain stated times; sometimes tbey come and go at any and every time. just when least looked and wished for. Sometimes tbe sensation is overpower ing; at others, it is mild and can be shaken off for a time at least. This feeling of drowsiness is often heredit ary and passes from one member of the family to another, from generation to generation. Sometimes it is consti tutional, and sometimes it is merely a transitory phase. Again it may only be a symptom of some special disease or the beginning of a serious illness. Where it is hereditary, there is, of course very little cbance of definite cure; all that you.can do is to try va rious climates and various modes of living. You can travel, change yon dite, and endeavor, if not to cure, at least to alleviate it. You can control it a good deal by force of will, and I have heard of hypnotism having been used with good effect in such cases. Where it is constitutional, yon can try the same rules. Bicycling may be found to be of use, and strong tonics, and the cutting out of one's menu all that may induce undue sleepiness. It can often be checked or cured in children, when if left to a later age, it will be found much harder to cure. Where the drowsiness is a mere transitory thing, coming at one time and again being entirely abseat in an other, the cause will usually be found to be some purely local thing tbat can be easily cured. Overheated and ill ventilated rooms will produce it at ooce, and so will too heavy a meal, followed by sitting in a hot, airless room. Warmth alone does not produce it, but lack of fresh air is certain to. The oxygen is exhausted, and we have only carbonic acid gas left to breathe. And if we carried this to excess in a small, overcrowded room, the result wou'd be that tbe drowsiness would end In unconsciousness and death. Fresh air, in this case, will soon put a stop to the feeling of not being able to keep aw&ke, and moderation in what we eat and drink will soon cure ns of a morbid desire to sleep and s'nmber aft r dinner, especially in the winter evenings. Have your meat plainly cooked ard plainly served. Eat puddings that are rather more suggestive of the nursery and schoolroom than of the dining room. Cut off strong tea. coffee, wine and spirit, except a littls weak whisky and water at lunch. Take a glass of water (very hot) when you wake in the morning, and. if possible, be dressed and downstairs half an hour before breakfast time. Take a rhubarb pill three times a week, followed by a eidlitz powder, taken in warm water, tbe next morning. Take plenty of out door exercise, and bicycle and ride whenever you have a cbance. Your bath should be tepid, and you should use a loofah to get your skin into a glow with afterwards. Massage over tbe place where the liver Is. and don't lead too sedentary a life. There are several illnesses whose first symptom is that of extreme sleep iness, in this case it ia wise to seek medical advice at one. For what may be perfectly curable in the first stages is often most bard to benefit if left too late. And no one but a doctor ran give you any relief. Sometimes this droweiness is merely a sign of go ing into air tnat may be more bracing or more relaxing than that we have been used to. In this case a good strong tonic should betaken, and good food indulged in with plenty of rest and outdoor exercise. If it is only change of air that Is the cause it will soon pass off, and we will feel the bet ter for it instead of worse. 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