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Mighty Legs of Frithjof
Emperor Wilhelm of Germany makes a trip each year to Norway, and he now intends to present to that country a unique memorial of his twenty fifth journey there. This gift is a gigantic statue of Frithjof, th# torrweglan hero of a famous Icelandic saga which relates his adventures and is sswgned to the thirteenth century. The statue, which is the work of Max Unger, la to be set up next summer on a peninsula of the Sogne Fjord. THALES WEIGHING 25 TONS ETIQUETTE OF THE JUNGLE This statue of Thales, representing electricity, is one of twenty-five which weigh about 25 tons each and which are the largest that have ever been cut from single blocks of stone. They were designed by Saint Gaudens and will be placed over the entrance to the Union station in Washington, making a magnificent symbolistic facade. “DEAD DRUNK” AT AGE OF SIX After his mother had given him a few drops of whisky, sweetened with sugar, to relieve a cold, six-year-old Charles Vanderbilt of Williamsburg. N. Y., acquired the whisky habit, and as a result was removed to the Wil liamsburg hospital in a critical condi tion. Neighbors advised the mother to give her boy frequent doses of whisky and sugar after he had contracted a cold a week ago. While the child was left alone temporarily he found the bottle and swallowed about five table •poonfuls of the liquor. When his mother returned she found him in an alcoholic coma and called an ambu lance. HORSE TIES UP RAILROAD A horse played tag, the horse being "It,” with a southbound passenger train on the Wilmington & Columbia division of the Philadelphia & Read ing railway in the neighborhood of Olenhall, Pa. The train was delayed nearly an hour and the schedule of the division was badly upset as a re sult The animal first ran on the tracks and waited for the train to approach, then ran a mile In front of the loco motive and waited again. This was repeated several times. After a run of three miles the horse left the rail road at a crossing. THROUGH A CONCRETE MIXER. Charles Stevens, aged 30, a negro of Braddock, Pa., while working on a eoncretS mixer about 30 feet above the ladle at the Edgar Thomson Steel works, fell into the hopper with the wet concrete and was dug out of the mixture of gravel and cement at the other end, where the thoroughly mix ed concrete comes out. He was un conscious. but was revived in an hour and recovered. A moving-picture firm has been tak ing some remarkable pictures at a wa ter-hole in Abyssinia of animals which come there from miles around to quench their thirst. It is the etiquette of the jungle for the elephant to drink first. No matter how many animals are around the waterhole, they all stand aside for the greatest beast of all. Many of the animals come 40 to 50 miles for a drink, and there is a truce between even the most deadly enemies. After the elephant comes the rhinoceros. Although most of the other animals observe the water-hole truce faithfully, two rhinos will fight over their precedence. The cinematograph operator obtain ed wonderful pictures of two of these huge animals going at It “hammer and tongs.” The fight only ended by one of the animals being killed. When the rhinoceros has finished the giraffes drink their fill, followed by zebras. Zebras always travel In herds, and sometimes 40 to 50 will arrive at the waterhole at a time. According to the etiquette of the jungle, however, they only come in fourth for the drink ing stakes. The first four animals are fixed in order, but the rest get a drink just how and when they can. WILD DOGS RAID FARMS A pack of 20 wild dogs, led by a huge collie, is, with increasing bold ness, making daily raids on farms near Thermalito, Cal. The dogs hunt with great cunning, and efforts to exter minate them have resulted in the kill ing of one. Hogs, chickens, rabbits and turkeys are their victims. The floods of 1907, when the Feather river reached the highest stage ever record ed. is responsible for the marauders, whose forebears were a few tame dogs which were marooned on an island of driftwood. When the water receded the dogs burrowed Into the debris and refused to return to domesticity. HIS NEPHEW’S STEPFATHER Harry E. Harkness of Altoona has become his nephew’s stepfather. Hark ness, who is fifty-three, and has been a widower for two years, married his brother’s widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hark ness, fifty-three. At the same time that Mrs. Harkness married, her son, Gehring Harkness, married Maud C, Walton. Suppose Gehring Harkness has children, what relation will they be to their father’s uncle and step father? For Royal Christmas Feast Many cf the swans on the Thames are the property of the crown and are so branded. Each year as Christmas approaches a number of these “king’s cygnets” are caught and taken to pens at Kingston to be fattened for the royal Christmas dinner. Those that his majesty cannot use are pro aented to some of his personal frienda. QUEER CREATURE OF THE SEA Sepia Is sometimes loosely spoken of as “a sort of Indian Ink;” It Is something very different from real Indian Ink, which Is a substance com posed of purified soot, gum, camphor, and musk. Sepia is a peculiar ani mal substance obtained from the Ink bags or Ink sacs of cuttle fish. The cuttle fish are a group of sin gular sea creatures allied to slugs, snails, oysters, and other so-called “shell fish.” The cuttle fish has a sort of shell beneath the skin (sold under the name of “cuttle bone”), a pair of large eyes and a horny beak. Like all molluscs, they have no real limbs at all, but from around the head there spring eight or ten long tenta cles, each armed with numerous suck ers. By forcibly squirting out the sea wa ter which it has taken in the sepia can shoot backward through the water with great speed. The sepia is inter esting, too, as being able to change its color in a measure so as to har monize with its surroundings. Just under the topmost layer of skin there are distributed all over the surface of the body a number of cells, containing a dark pigment; when these cells are expanded the surface of the body be comes darkly spotted, but as they are contracted the creature looks paler. Though best developed in the sepia and Its nearest allies, nearly every member of the cuttle fish group pos sesses an Ink sac. The Ink sac con tains the dark pigment secreted by a Special gland. When discovered or pursued by an enemy the sepia dis charges some of its ink through a sort of funnel or tube; the pigment mixes with water very quickly, and forms a dark cloud of inky water, beyond which the sepia will dart Into safety. Sepias are often caught in nets with fish. The fishermen, despising the cuttles, throw them out upon the beach, and then they may be seen lying In tiny pools of dense black liquid, and continually oozing out more ink in a vain attempt at concealment. FINDS $4,500 IN WAITRESS % The finding of a small fortune in an old mattress that he was about to burn, was the experience of William Schultz of Rochester, Minn. The mattress had been in the family’s possession for years, and some time ago was relegated to the scrap pile. Mr. Schultze decided to burn the mat tress and was about to apply the match when he felt a small, hard roll, which he pulled out. It proved to be a roll of greenbacks, amounting to 14,000. Mr. Schultze is unable to ex plain the presence of the money. EELS DARKEN THREE TOWNS As the result of a remarkable run of eels In the Sawkills the towns of Red Hook, Tivoli and Madalin, N. Y., are thrown in darkness nearly every night. The eels cannot be kept out of the machinery in the lighting com pany’s plant. The company has three Intake pipes laid out into the stream and into the pipes the eels glide In droves. The clogging of the machin ery puts the three villages in darkness RESIGNATION OF AN EMPEROR dt This curious photograph shows the original edict issued in February, 1912, by the emperor of China, In which he abdicated and placed the sovereignty in the hands of the nation. It was written on yellow paper, placed in a sedan chair made of yellow silk and exposed in front of the palace. FOLEY KIDNEY PILLS! Are FU finer In Cure tire Qualities FOR BACKACHE. RHEUMATISM. KIDNEYS AMO BLADDER M’ i , ... ! To care oostlveoess the medicine must be more titan a purgative; It must contain tonic, alterative and cathartic properties. Tuft’s Pills possess these qualities, and speedily restore to the bowels their natural peristaltic motion, so essential to regularity. 1 yffilß ii iii 111 111 #la [a Best Cough Syrup. Tte Good- Use IS3 iyai in time. Sold by Drnrricte. Ufcl THE CASE. Bronson —You’re not looking well, old fellow. ■Woodson--r-No, Indeed. I’m always feeling poorly before Christmas. SCALES ON SCALP ITCHED Muskogee, Okla. —“For more than a ! year I was afflicted with scalp disease. | There were large white flakes or Beales which caused the painful itch ing and my scratching would bring blood and cause sores. My hair came out in large quantities and w r hat re mained was thin, dry and lifeless. My temples were completely bare. Dur ing this time I tried everything that I thought would help me but nothing seemed to do any good. A friend ad- | vised me to try Cuticura Soap and i Ointment. “I bathed with Cuticura Soap and applied Cuticura Ointment. At the end of about four weeks my scalp was sound and well and my hair had thick ened up and grown wonderfully in such a short time.” (Signed) Mrs. D. W. McClellan, Dec. 16. 1911. Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address poet-card “Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston.” Adv. Never Likcfti Oats. Frenchmen have never liked oats; doctors have urged them to try the national dish of the Scotch, but they have politely refused. But one group of Frenchmen could not escape; this was a company of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth in fantry, whose captain insisted that his men should eat oatmeal porridge for a month. He had the oatmeal toasted to improve the taste. To their surprise, his men found that after a month of maneuvers they did not have a single man on the sick list, while other companies had as many as a dozen. They have made up their minds that oats are not so bad after all. No Longer Interested. Theodore Lane, who resided at the home of his parents, 7349 Holton ave nue, had a toothache the other morn ing. It was a bad toothache, too, and Theodore let the neighborhood know all about it. But when his father got home that evening (this is according to his father) the boy was calm and seemed at peace. “Has your tooth stopped aching, Teddy?” asked Theodore, Sr. “I don't know,” answered the youngster. “Don’t know? Why, what do you mean ?” “It’s out.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Regular practicing physicians recommend and prescribe OX I DINE for Malaria, be cause it is a proven remedy by years of ex perience. Keep a bottle in the medicine chest and administer at first sign of Chills and Fever. Adv. Looked Like a Strike. Crimsonbeak Are you against strikes? Yeast —I certainly am. But how much were you going to ask me for? DOES YOUR HEAD ACIIEf Try Hicks’ CAPUDINE. It’s liquid—pleas ant to take—effects immediate —good to prevent Sick Headaches and Nervous Headaches also. Your money back if not satisfied. 10c., 25c. and 60c. at medicine stores. Adv. Heredity. Knicker —Very talkative. Isn’t she? Bocker —Yes; her father was a bar ber and her mother was a woman. A great majority of summer ills are due to Malaria in suppressed form. Las situde and headaches are but two symp toms. OXIDINE eradicates the Malaria germ and tones up the entire system. Adv. Best Way. “How can I float a loan’” “Borrow from the men who are try ing to get into the swim.” * All women are born free and equal —but they don’t look it at the bathing beach. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children teething, softens the gums, redness inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wind colic.Sc a Tmttln Mr Help comes to those who are willing to pay for it Give a baby a fail dinner pail and room $o kick and he will be happy. Identified. Doctor —At© you anemic, Pat? Pat —No, doctor —Irish. —Life. Every mother knows that her own child is superior to any other child in the neighborhoods If your appetite is not what it should be perhaps Malaria is developing. It affects the whole system. _ OXIDINE will clear away the germs, rid you of Malaria and generally improve your condition. Adr. Liberal. He—l haven't the heart to kiss you. She —Well, take mine.—Ulk. TO DRIVE OUT MALARIA .. AND BUILD UP THE SYSTEM Take the Old Standard GBOVH'S TASTHLKSB CHILL TONIC. Yon know what yon are taking. The formula U plainly printed on erery bottle, showing it is simply Quinine and Iron In a tasteless form, and the moat effectual form. For grown people and children. 60 cants- Adr. Way of Some Ministers. Bishop W. F. McDowell, Methodist, says some ministers are like some horses —they’ll work all right in the lead but will balk when placed else where. Asa summer tonic there is no medicine that quite compares with OXIDINE. It not only builds up the system, but taken reg ularly, prevents Malaria. Regular or Taste less formula at Druggists. Adv. She Believed Him. She —Do you love me more than ever, dear? He —Oh, yes, more than never, dar ling. This Year’s Freeze. Mrs. Yeast —Going to bother putting anew frieze around the apartment this winter? Mr. Yeast —Oh. no; I guess the jan itor will attend to that. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria | ■ ■ - Same Thing. “So you have given up getting mar ried?” "Yes; and you have given up your i auto. What was the reason of that?” j “Cost of upkeep.” "That’s what influenced me.” He Was Calling. Friend—What was the title of your | poem? Poet—“ Oh. Give Me Back My Dreams!” Friend —And what did the editor j write to you?” Poet —“Take ’em!” —Mc’Call’s Maga- | zine. Deceased. “Unfortunately the girl in the boat with him when he rocked the boat did not know how to swim.” “That was unfortunate.” “For him, yes. You see, she clawed him under the surface and stood on his face to keep her head above wa ter.” Neither Acceptable. Pretty Daughter—So you don’t like Jim? Her Father —No; he appears to be capable of nothing. Pretty Daughter—But what objec tion have you to George? Her Father —Oh, he’s worse than Jim. He strikes me as being capable of anything.—Stray Stories. Locating the Fool. A stout old gentleman was having trouble with the telephone. He could hear nothing but a confused jumble of sounds, and finally he became so exasperated that he shouted into the transmitter: “Who’s the blithering fool at the end of this line?” “He’s not at this end,” answered a cool, feminine voice. Treasure. “My wife is the most economical woman in the world,” said Dubbins, proudly. “Why, do you know’, she’s even found a use for the smell of my motor-car.” Great heavens —you don’t mean it!” said Harkaway. “Yes,” said Dubkins. “She hangs cheesecloth over the gasoline exhaust, and packs her furs in it to keep the moths out during the summer.” Free View at the Lake. “Finest and viewfulest place. Baths and toilets on modernist principles. The hotel not being adapted for health resort of ills, is only preserved for the sojourn of passengers, tourists and sportsmen. “Reputed excellent cooking. Noble, real, well-lain wines, different beers. The magnificent outlook is grandious. Daily six trains to all parts of the globe. Free view’ at the lively lake.” —From a foreign hotel guide. This Is a Bird of a Story. The pigeons of the stock exchange are very much disturbed these days while workmen are removing a coat of gloom from the famous frieze near their residence. Much of their time thep spend flying to the window’s of J. P. Morgan’s office across the street. Yesterday at noon James J. Hill and A. Barton Hepburn noticed them. "Pigeons are active today,” said Mr. Hepburn. “Pigeons!” said Hill. “They’re not pigeons, they’re ravens bringing Mor gan his dinner.” —New York World. Neat Knock. Hobey Baker, the football star, was lunching in his native Philadelphia. A young girl, over her queer alliga tor pear salad, mentioned the name of a Princeton sophomore who had played rather badly on his class team. “He is an awfully nice boy,” she said. “What was it he played on the eleven, Mr. Baker —halfback, quarter back, fullback?” The handsome and herculean “Ho bey” smiled. “I think he played drawback,” he said. the boy and his air rifle, we |fe;? want you to hear about Liggett Sf Myers Duke s Mixture U 5i — the tobacco that thousands of men find just right tor M a pipe—"the tobacco that makes rolling’ popular. W This favorite tobacco is fine old Virginia and North j!S ‘Carolina bright leaf that has been thoroughly aged, BH stemmed— and then granulated. It has the true tobacco L* taste, for the very simple reason that it is pure tobacco. IN Pay what you will—it is impossible to get a purer or more likeable smoke than Duke’s Mixture. It \auov a, Liggett# Myers M ■ol leader, and is unsurpassed in quality. 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Orville Stoute —Have I my slippers or my shoes on, Maria? Mrs. Stoute —Take ’em off and see for yourself. Lover's Unique Devotion. An unusual manner in which a lover’s devotion was shown occurred at Zurich, Switzerland, recently. A cobbler, w r hose sweetheart died, ap prenticed himself to a stone-cutter In order to execute a fitting tribute to her memory, and after fourteen months he was able to carve a beau tiful rose on a marble slab and write beneath: “Such was she.” After it had been erected over her grave he returned to his first trade, and now repairs shoes as before. Sent Their Best Regards. Truth gives the following account of “a voice” in the suffrage debate on home rule in the house of commons: “What message,” barked Lord Rob ert Cecil, with flashing eye and men acing forefinger, “am I to take to the women’s suffrage meeting from the house of commons?” “Give them our ki’d regards," was the retort, the | profundity of which completely took the wind out of the sails of his lord ship’s eloquence. Wives Who Pay Alimony. Are there abused husbands in these United States? Here is the answer: In this state more than 500 divorced wives are paying alimony to weary ex-mates; in Indiana, 450; in Ohio, 673; in Wisconsin, 566. Pennsylvania, though the second state in population, has only sixty such wives.—Chicago Examiner. Her Dancing Nights. “Is your wife fond of dancing?” “Yes, especially the nights 1 pre fer to stay at home.” —Detroit Free Press. Asa rummer tonic there is no medicine that quite compares with OXIDINE. It not only builds up the system, but taken reg ularly, prevents Malaria. Regular or Taste less formula at Druggists. Adv. Cynlcus—Nonsense! Thieves are just as bad as other people.—Life. A little learning Is not as dangerous as the big conceit that goes with it What Worried Her. “You say your wife threw a plate at you?” “Yes; it was a fine china plate. It 1 broke against my head.” “Didn’t appear sorry after she threw it?” “Yes, she appeared very sorry.” “Ah, indeed. And what did she say?” “She said she was a fool not to con trol her temper.” “Good. And what else did she say ?” “She said she didn’t believe she could match that plate again if she hunted the town through.”—Photo Bits. She Was Anticipating. “When he proposed to her she knocked him down.” “Gracious! What did he say to that?” “He yelled: ‘Hold on! Hold on! We ain’t married yet!”—Houston Post. Best Way to Find Out. He —What would you say If I should kiss you? She—Why ask for a mere guess when you can so easily get the exact facts? —Stray Stories. For SUMMFR HEADACHES Hicks* CAPUDINE Is the best remedy— no matter what causes them—whether from the heat, sitting In draughts, fever ish condition, etc. 10c.. 25c and 50c per bottle at medicine stores. Adv. Negative Side. “If I take the bone from your bull dog, what remains?** “You won’t.” Best Kind. "Do you like creepers about the house?” “Yes, if they’re fat babies.” To prevent Milana is far better than to cure it. In malarial countries take a I dose of OXIDINE regularly one each week 1 and save yourself from Chills and Fever I and other malarial troubles. Adv. Probably. “People sometimes travel miles In their dreams.’’ “Do they do it on night mares?” ITCH Relieved in 30 Minutes. WoolforU’s Sanitary Lotion for ali kinds of contagious Itch. At Druggists. Adv. It takes a smart man to conceal his ignorance. ■ We tell jao hew; j I V VJ beet market prleee. UiW I Write for referee*-* end X.ar Mm&fk Effß ■ weekly price lirt. ■.Basil a sots, Ki!|||Kdn UtCIBTIIXB, KT. B 1 S ■ ■ DeeJeeele Tere, iiitee, Ifi ■H Bv WJH Woet. Keteblleked 1860. | LJ I WANTED sslvsvss fff Mil I rl| week - Tuition with sc* ■ ■ "W of tools *36. With your own tools *25. Wages while learning. Call or write BIRMINGHAM BARBER COLLEGE. Birmingham. Ala. Would yoo like to get you a good home among the mountains where there Is no ma- Iwla, where you could have good health. If bo write me for my land list. I bars soma for you. J. H. DAVIS. WOMBL& AJULAJI sAB< W. N. U., Birmingham, No. 52-1912.