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I . -J INDIAN TWINS IN COSTUME. Beginning of a Railway Guide. T la just Blxty-flvo year1? ago since I George Uradshaw, tho Quaker engraver and map maker of Manchester, waa llrst Inspired to publish Ills "Tlma Table." It was a tiny pamphlet bound In green cloth, and waa nothing more than a collection of the monthly time tables issued by tho seven railway companies then In existence. In England. Of this volumo thero one now only four copies In existence, but they are worth thciriwolght In cold. Sa encouraged waa BradshoLW by thu success of tins time table that In liUO lie published his "Hallway Companion," a volumo of thirty-eight pages with maps whluli sold at a shilling. These curly guides wore published rather ii regularly because of tho difficulty of learning1 tho changes In tlmc3 frcm the railway author ities. They resented Bradshaw's Interfer ence and put every obstacle In the -way of his obtaining information. At last, through tho Quaker's perseverance, they finally agreed to adjust their time tables by the beginning of tho month. Thereafter It was cmnntti Knlllnr- 'Phrt irnlile. continued to grow and prosper and to make Itself a! necessity. Thcso early railway guides make Inter esting reading. The traln3 are described as first clas3, second class, mixed, fast and' mall. Third class travellers had tho choice of fitting on the roofs or In open wagons' icsembllng cattlo trucks. Gentlemen rid-! jlng In their own carriages were charged! Iseeimu class i.uu. uiikuhc wuh i-uiiicuj on the roof, and passengers who sat there ( ' wcru cuuuuiii'u to wc:tr tneir uvcruuais aim provide tlicmselvrs with gauze spectacles. First class faro between Iondon and Bir mingham was nearly double what It Is to- 'day, and an nnniul subscription ticket from Ijonrion to Rrighton and hack cost lone hundred pounds. Why Horses Shy nnd Donkeys Do I Not. I Wireless Trolley Track. THE electric roads of tho future, It is promised, will bo traversed by wlro less trolley cars. A section of a wlre lesa trolley track, the first of Iti kind to bo regularly Instnlled and used publicly, Is illustrated herewith. It has been the dream of tho managers of trolley lines to do away with the dangerous third rail, tho unsightly overhead wiro and tho expensive conduit system. The wireless trolley doe3 away with all these features and Is there foro much safer as well as vastly cheaper to Install and operate. Tim power In this wireless system is supplied by the little 0! ........ r t.t. lr... l.i.l.lr... r. (1. ..n..t Fn.l . nn .... i,. I I .n ...... nn. nn' nf only Indian nuns living, as it is me the tribe was to bo carried out; but being isiOlil to Kill twins as soon as tney orator nf no menu n.irts the voiiniT .c born because It Is a belief that they f.ltlicr nudrcssed tho members of his tribe n Ml omen and unless sposed ot the ncmblcd. lie told them with clo ut tho Croat Spirit will lie aroused. , urns of these interesting little pa-l'l1"0 t,lllt wIl" f;,r ,uva' 1,1 ll,e forest arc Tox-e-lnx mid A-lnni-p'iuii. j hunting deer lie had had a vision In which wri-o born at McKay Creek, In Ore- he. hud been told that twin girls were to be Tney owe their lives to their father, born to hlin, nnd that they were to stand uic chief named lla-hots-mox-mox. I as a good omen to the whole tribe, lie e did not wish to kill them, and when it touched tho right chord and the twins live as Known ta tho old chief of his tribe land flourish. The photograph was taken i.i they bid been permitted to live ho'by Major l.ee Mooichoue. T: Expensive Table Piece. NK m.iy purcnasc an excellent cut glass saltcellar for a half dollar in less. Porcelain Is seldom used for this ni'iin.n nr.TV rPh'it .nnt t,i me leill'e xpluui wiiy tho one shown hero was sold t a Ixnulon auction for $.J,ruO! It is a ru larkahle bit of pottery, indeed, the like f which cannot bo perfectly duplicated by lanufactiircrs of to-day. Assuming that forger can succeed in making pieces ab- olutely In tho etyic of the Henri II. ware, ml If if Vie niciViln U la eertnl lhnt lh I New Diink Cure. THE authoiltles In Norway have dis covered a novel way of curing drunk rnness. The "patient" is placed under luck and key, and Ids nourishment consists In great part of bread soaked in port wine. The llrst day the drunkard cats his food with pleasure, and even on the second day bo enjoys It. On the third day he ilnds that It is very monotonous, on the fourth day lie becomes impatient, and at the end of eight days he leceives tho -wine witli horror. It seems that tho disgust increases, and that this cure gives good results. - I Nearly one million telegrams are sent I over the world's wljcs dally. In the days of tho Commonwealth Christ mas was threatened with extinction. Par liament failed to put down Christmas, but the boar's head never rccovcied its old supremacy at the table. II E ancestors of tho horse were ac customed to :oam over tho nlalns.l where every tuft of grass or bushi might conceal an enemy waiting to spring upon them. Under these elrcum-' stances they must often liavo saved their lives by starting (illicitly back or jumping1 to one side when they came without! warning upon some strange object. This I Is a habit which has not loft the animal even after long years of domestication. fill thn .ither. l.ni.il flirt ,lnil. .! ' scended from anlmal3 which lived among the hills, where thero were precipices and dangerous declivities, and from these con ditions resulted his slowness and sure foot edness Ills ancestors were not so liable to sudden attacks from wild beasts and snake". Besides, sudden and wild starts would have been positively dangerous to them. Consequently they learned to avoid the very trick which has been so useful to tho horse. The habit of eating thistles, which Is peculiar alone to the donkey, Is also descended from these ancestors. In tho dry, barren localities which they in habited there was often little food; hence they learned to eat hard, dry and even prickly plants when thero was nothing else. ft, -,! Vc. x'T$M&gg M& Sftiil Curious Freaks of Lightning. NR of the fantastic tricks which lightning plays upon Its unfortunate victims H a kind of flashlight photog raphy. Thera are numerous Instances of this which are more or less "authenti cated," but they seem almost too wonder ful to bo believed. One of these is of a young man in New Jersey -who was struck by lightning and was taken In an nmbu- laneo to the ihospltal at once. Tihere seemed to bo no wound excipt a small mark on the back, but whllo the doctors and nurses were examining h in a d cturu bee-an to develop on tlio ukln. Soon before this won dering eyes of thu watchers uppeared a perfect plctuto of the llirurn of Christ nailed to tha cross. The explanation 1-tl tnat on mo van opposite the bed on which the young man lay waa tho picture which was reproduced on Ids skin. Another Instance Is of a man who was struck by lightning, and on his chest wore red marks resembling the tree rwlth all Its branches under which tho man was stand ing when he was killed. From France comes tho story of a peasant girl who was driving a cow from the pasture when she was overtaken by a storm, and sho and tho cow took refuge under a tree. A bolt killed the cow und stunned the girl. When she recovered consciousness sho found on her chest a picture of the cow she had been driving. Tho chatelaine of the castle of nenaton nalro was sitting In a chair In her salon when tho chateau was struck by lightning. She was nulta uninjured, but on the back of her dress wa.i 'found a perfect copy of the chair on which she had been sluing. idown to Its minutest ornament. These are a few of tho many strange pranks which 'lightning plays upon us. I Tho Kusslan State sceptic 1, of solid Igold threo feet long and contains among .its ornaments SCO rubles and 13 omera'd". LATEST FOE TO CYCLISTS IN ETJUOPE. T Thcio are 1TO,?J7 professional beggars in Spain, of whom 51.MS are women. The number of sealskins delivered in the London market this year Is about twenty three thousand, made up as follows: Vic toria, 11, 400; Japan, 7,000; Falkland Islands, &c., 4.C0O. metal buttons whle'.i may be s"en scatlcied along In tho middle of the track. These are connected by a wire which runs an Inch or so below the surfaee. The buttons aro dead and therefore ansolutely harm less until a powerful magnet carried be neath the trolley car touctiei thein, when a connection benea.h them Is closed and the car picks up the n-ceisary current. The instant tho car has passed the arma ture drops back nnd tho track Is once mora electrically dead. T'.e wireless trolley is! tna invention or I.eon V. l'ullen, of Phila delphia. Tho photograph accompanying waa taken of the bvctlon of tho wireless -irouey iracK which naa been running suc cessfully at Atlantic City, New Jersey, for upward of a year under nil som of con ditions. - 4 - Next summer spider-web straw hats will be on sale. Made In Switzerland and sail or shaped, they are so manufactured that they cannot be Injured by rain. In fact, when they get wet the straw swells and tho hat is even better tn.,ri before. CURIOUS BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION. vri g e.it ciuld ho succeed in felling Hheni? Probably not. ; Ai offer of them at a moderate price1 wo jul i mse suspicion in any collector's' mm l, wuUe to demand a big figure would lie in emse Investigation as to origin, will' n would bring about disclosure of the r,i , i. ,j the collectors may remain h.ipi v, confident that for their wares there i t instant growth of the unearned in- erwiiint, and happy in the fact that the forgt r is likely to leave alone this beau tiful, interesting, If perhaps somewhat overrated, product of the potter. Postal Cards as News. I1ROUG1I the enterprise of n news dealer a now use has heen fmimi f,,- , the ubiquitous postal card. "When the recent nffnel; nf M., T!..ll ' it. .ii . . utjuL upon i he. Hull trawlers was the iiowjj of the day 1 this man had an insn!r:it!nn I no time In putting into effect. Within twenty-four hours after the damaged ves sel had returned to port printing machines , were running hundreds of thousands ot pictorial post cards illustr.itlnir Mm re.,t ui urn Russian shells upon the vessels and i tho llshermen. Street venders weie soon out with huso packets of these card', which mey disposed or In no time. Kvery stationer's shop in the country soon re ceived Its share of theso card's, though, owing to tho great demand, thev were a week behind the news. Within a few days more than l.OOO.noo of these cards had been disposed of. Such incidents being, as they are, of general interest, aie veri table gold mines to the dealers. Koyal visits always make sales for these earns. lien the King and Queen of Portugal made their recent visit to Kng land they were met at every turn by the all pervasive post card bearing pictures or them, some SJj.OOO was netted during the tour from the sale of these cards. It Is needless to say that tho success of most cards demands that t.hoy shall bo on sale when the subjects which they depict are at the high water mark of interest. T IIK "ii ' wir" havo ceased to be bells fastentj to their collars to indicate a m-ue j i ' expression, lor in ua me-.r wnereanouis. in acituuon, small Dar- present su-ugg o in the Far liast tneyirels v. - ro rastcneu to tneir necits coniain- One of the latest Ideas to be propounded, and which will bo biought forward at a future international postal congress, Is a suggestion for an International stamp. are being used both as scouts and hos pital aids. As new Ideas are put Into use there naturally fullow.s a moro varied .spe cialization of dogs. Nearly all of the armies of tho -world now visa bicycles, and so a dog has been trained in Germany to attack cyclists. Here is shown tho picture of a Great Dane trained to an astonishing proliclency in overtaking and overcoming tho soldier on the bicvclo, usually a de spatch bearer. Major Klchardson, an Eng lish expert, recently gave an exhibition at Winibletou under military patronage. The animals appeared in canvas jackets with pockets for llrst aid appliances, with mg a Si muiiint lor tne wounaeo. soicuers. It as tho purpose of these dogs to precede ambulance parties In tho field to assist In the search for wounded men, and In th display they traced members of a detach ment of the Royal Army Medical Corps Volunteers, both In the open and In tho scrub, and men wera nstantly brouglr. In by tho search parties into the ambu lanco camp wearing the surgical bandages llrst applied In action. Tha great Powers aro Jieaded by Cer manv in tha matter of cultivating tho dof, soldier, and here the collie, the po.nter anj the Airedale are preferred. In France there are six million smokers! and of every fifteen thero are eight who smoke a pipe, five who smoke cigars and only two who use cigarettes. Still, the French consume more than eight hundred million cigarettes a year, or enough to go around tho world five hundred times If they 'were placed end to ei.d n . 1 v New Beehive. Municipal Clocks ! AN extensive Eystcnif municipal In surance and municipal time for thai entile city has been organized in Glas-1 guw. All over the city nectrlcally controlled clocks, regulated .it short Intervals from tho stellar clock at the observatory, have been lixed. A moii.t'-r i emulating clock,1 also controlled from the observatory, has been placed in the town hnll, and this In turn controls t ie public clocks within a certain radius. The Corporation hope to erect about three hundred clocks at vari ous points In the city, and also control the timekeeping In iiilices and large private houses. Within iivo years Glasgow trans formed Its tramw.i.N.s from hot so to elec tric without adding a pnny to the rates. Although tho fares havo been considerably reduced, the yearly profits havo Increased by neaily $500,000. Although wearing sword3 has cutiiely ceased for twenty years In Japan, tho old esteem and reverci.ee for tho weapon and Its us still exist among the gentlemen of the country, and many of the nobility havo at their houses regular establishments wheio fencing is practised. famous FigureUeail. FIVE PIGS WITH BUT A SINGLE THOUGHT. T; IHCrtK Is in process of construction i distance spanned Is SSI feet i inehes. The across the United States ship canal at. air, which will be suspended from the Dulutli, iMlnn., a bridge which will be truss by stiff cables, will be 12 feet -above tho first of Its kind in the United tho water line when In motion, Tho size I States. This aerial brldgo when com- of the car is SO by DO feet nnd Its canaeltv h le chasing a full grown malo kanga roo at Heedy Creek, Victoria, a local resl dert was suddenly seized by the animal anc' d.iehed repeatedly in tho water, being t pleted wilt be an imposing structure. Kromjcs tons. Tho cost of this bridge will be only save-d from death by the courage of tho lowest point of tho twswork It Is ISi j about tlOS.000 and tho annual cost of maln- iiis Host, which iinauy put uio K.iutraiou ivui to um n.n n jiiu ioj itui nuiu lunanco tvuj do anout ?s,i"J. rne bridge Is o ii lit tne iugucst point iu tue uier nut:, i jiu duiu to Wlinstanil a wind velocity of juuty Junes an nour. it was Dullt In nc corJance with an agreement for free ferry 'servlco mado by the city some twenty j years ago iu consideration of a grant of 1 right of way for tho ship canal. 1 the highest point to Die water line. Tne built to withstand a wind velocity of sev- - -- - HOW THEY DO THEIR SHOPPING IN RUSSIA. y. 1 ' s' IS.' ft.. . 1 1 '.7ESb..C"'' " . B - A.' III lMM I ! W: HnEv, HH Ufa can be sustained for about thlrtyl ,days on water alone, With only Folld food onti could llvo but one-nu.irter otl Hhat time. Boys in Russian Army. N the great armies that face each other In the Mast arn many boys. Counting the dead after one of tho fierce engage ments a correspondent noted th f.iet that tho majority of Japanesra In the regi ments seemed to bo llttlo morn than youths, some ot them Just well Into tholr teens. Itussla also has many youngsters at tho front, mid this picture will show you some of tho cadets In .the Tsar's army that aro almost children. It Is told that they stand fatigue with- mm 'fSBSt,-' . . '. RUSSIAN women, especially In thol large cities, aro as much given to Bhopplng as tho fair American, mid during tho winter It Is quite a plctur quc pursuit, as this picture will show, it a quite different from tho scene such as we aro accustomed to see, this parade of flelghs and the point from which It Is taken giving It a peculiar aspect, Tho ladles go out In hired or private sleigns, ana a profession suon as you so hero Is the result. Tho padded driver sits Iu front and tho other occupants or tne sleigh aio literally smothered In furs, the delight of a Russian woman's heart. Upon tlicso sometimes are spent small fortunes, figures fur In excess of thoso which are usual In America, lu olden days it waB customary to extend tho charities of Christmas and the Now Yoar to the lower animals. out complaint and are ready at all times to tindortake the hardest tasks. Should they como safely 'through tho present great struggle they will havo the distinc tion of telnir veteran of one of tho world' ereateat war while probably at an age itin reraovea irom maturity. T TIIK newest sort of beo hive Is a won derful Improvement upon the old stylo ones whicSi we are used to teeing in pictures ot old fashioned country .omes. Il Is as modern in its Improve ments and conveniences as tha up to date partment house, which, as a matter of fact, is a hive on a much more extended ta'e. The i.atural sagacity of tho honey bee 13 I'toundlng. If a beo keeper does not sc are tho proper ventilation of his hlvea he bees will attend to tha matter them selves, and this is how it is done. Those told off far tho work scour an attach- IIR difficulties of an'mal photography ivlously due to the f.iet Hi it t e attention meat with their feet to the bottom of the are familiar to all photographers, of all five pigs was engaged up j:i the sajno hlvo near tha entrance and Imitate tin amateur or professional. The accom- objeof, iiameij, the .limier a ttm tame action of flying, the very rapid movement panying photograph Is doubtless one time. ,0j tho wings having precisely the sama cf- toct on a smaller seals as a ventilating Tney li.i a queer wav of holding aue-' tan- wlth Perhaps a score or more o' Hons In Japan. The auctioneer puis up u00--1 simultaneously engaged and working tho object to bo sold and asks for blds.l'" relays a very tatlsfactory result Is ob Each bidder then writes his highest prlco "Olned. on a bit of paper and deposits It In a box.) Tha box Is opened and the object handed1 Eight pigeons recently flow from Klm ovcr to the onu who has offered the mostibcrley to Capo Town, a d.stance ot M3 for It. 'of tho most remarkable of Us kind in existence, n will ba seen that there are live pigs In the group and that the attitude of each animal Is practically the same. The success t the photographer U tub- i An Ingenious lock, which has just heen jpitented, has tho keyhole In the knob or I handle of tho door. The mechanism of the j lock Is fo constructed that a person on the . Inside of the door can by turning the knob In one direction lock the door so that It cannot bo opened, even by a kev, on thol - outside. Hy turning the knob In the oppo-l I site direction tho door is locked, but can' I 08 opened on the outslda by the use of a 1 key designed to lit the lock. , Bnlancinjr Rock. ir"vOCK3 -with grotesque faces are ai-, Lway.s curiosities and sura to attract! I rV attention. One of the groat American trunk lines, icallzing tho value of l such an attraction, makes a remarkable i ."face rock" tho foatura ot its Illustrated, advertising. In England there aTe numer ous examples, tho most celebrated being1 I In Yorkshire. Tho Idol rock near Brim ham Is probably one of the most striking. It is a most mysterious looking object, if tremendous size and form. Although 1 miles, In fourteen Jiours. CONVENIENT SLED AMBULANCE. Ti HE snlcndld figureheads which once marked the prow of merchantmen and war ships ihave almost passed away. U-oon hem was bestowed much of the artist's love of his work, whllo others fur nished excellent examples of just how ill a piece of this work could be, It inny be said, In Justice, however, that tho general average was quite mgn ana that some or the figures approximated masterpieces. Many of them ore still preserved In Eng land. One notable one at Portsmouth Is that ot II. M. 8. Uellerophon, Napoleon's prison ihlD when he was taken to St. Helena. TM old wooden ahlp has lona since passed out or uie navy, out tne rep resentation of the head of this warrior n of Nentuna Is atlll preserved aa an Inter- citing memorlal-we have many of a Pirat Lord of the Admiralty of the end of the last century who prided himself on his scholarship! and waa never happy when e.mrairod in choosing names for new war ships If he had not his I.oinprlere at his CIDOW. i I " BBBBBBBBsHll .J BaaaaaaaaaaaaaW'Wtki i ii ml a nerfectly dotached block. It Is fully twenty feet Jilgh. the whole mass weigh ing over 'two hundred tons. It 1a poised on a pyramid threo and a half feet In diam eter, the pivot Itself nupportlne tills enormous column, havinc a diameter of scarcely itireive inones. N RihsI.i, wjK'iu Uio gt'p of winter Is tenacious and shuns no relaxation for long months, the activities of a great city like St. Petersburg undergo a gen eral revolution. Men nnd women ore trans formed by their dross as though they were Arctlo explorers. The wheels disappear from the carta and the carts In turn become sleighs, Not only thu Russians ralso their cuts on eloign runnora, as tho custum prevails In some decree in many parts of this country, but tuo Husslans havo curled It to a degree which makes tho custom riaOemal. When tho enow cornea tho ambulance carta so equipped aro common sights past lug through tho streets, Tho camera on this occasion give tin excellent idea of what they look like. Thu number ot timber sleepers on the railways of tho world Is calculated to be about l,191,tM.,000.