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TWO CLEVER PUZZLES.
Although Decidedly Myatirylts They Are F.nnlly Ione. A little science is involved in the puz zle shown at figure No. 1. The problem is to see how many coins can he dropped into a wine glars tilled finite t. the brim with water without making the water overflow. Were I to tell you that the glass will hold as many as- twenty quarters or shillings after it- is quite lull of water you would all shout "im possiible:" However, a trial will prove to you the truth of this surprising state ment. Wipe the glass dry eo that not a II' FIGUnE NO. 1. jac-ftire of moisture clings to it either tide or out; then, with a vessel having "-"Spoilt, fill it slowly and carefully with Cili.'iter to the exact brim. Now, ivitui a g irej-ndy hand and very gently drop in the I " ins, holding them edgewise, as shown ! to t ,,e picture. As poo n as the coin) indtches the water let it fa!!, so that as1 Th'e ('-'s'lir')I'n('e as rK,s,s'u'e w'" ',p ' . ..,.ule. As each coin gi.es in. the water r:es a trifle above the brim until its; .-iter to the exact brim vation is readily perce ptible to the , eye. Of course, there come? a time when just one more coin will make it r-tfrfioiv, but you can stop just before this occurs. The scientific explanation of this interesting experiment is thnt the "attraction of gravity" is not so ooo o' o ovoo o o I o o FIGURE NO. 2. great as the "cohesive at tract inn" of the water that if to sav, up to a certain tinint. Knmp d Some cay this will be made to vou, but just new you cau. i t lea re r anrjse yourself with ttie fact. If ycu would sharpen your wits and rlitaiit no end of satisfaction, try to work out a puzzle, then, after you have ihoutrht it out you will be surprised at its simplicity. I wonder how many irinutes it will take you to u:iravel the m.vMery illustrated at Fig. No.' 2? There are, you will obsene. 12 discs arranged to iorm a square, f;iur discs o , o o - o FIGURE NO. 1 in each row. Now- 1he problem is to io place the discs. still preserving the j Minnie outlii.e that there shall be five ia each row. It M-ems impossible, I doesn't it? Trv it without looking at ! Fig. No. .'!, which illustrates how it is ioiie. It is really a trick. Place one of the middle dim-K on each corner disc and vou have solved the problem, :i .you then have the instead of four in each row, though looking- down uton them there appear to be but iriek's Delineator. three. Uut- Klilns tbe Patient a ('tinner. A now famous physician relates that early in hi e-iireer in the city where he w ns'ocated there resided an elderly phy sician who was always rady to give liim wholesome advice. One morning the young practitioner was called to vifclt a man who was very sick. Oahis way he fortunately happened to meet his old friend, the doctor, and as usual, he had something of importance to ay He drew it out so Jong, however, that younger man grew impatient and finally said: "Doctor, you will J ave to excuse me; I am on my way to visit a gectieman who -is siid to bedau grtis!y ill." "Oh," was 1he . unex pected reply, "give the imn a chance,' .iiul the old fel.'cw resumed the sjbject J Iie"va 3icusmg. , . ; o LIVELY RUSSIAN GAME. It Him nn I npponounceolilc Name. Hat It l.ok Like tur "Tip t at." iT. Kitty Komlacheff writes of "Some nussian Ciamcs" in-St. Nicholas. One of them, bearing the name "Tchijick, is thus described: The pame is like your frame "tip oat." The word Tchijick, properly translated, means "finch;" and whether the frame is so called on account of the constant hopping of one of the players, or from the way in which the wooden "cone" is made to jump up and fly, is not known. The players may amount to an j- number, but five or six is the best combination, so as not to keep the others waiting too long- while the "striker" and "hopper," as I will call them, are at work. A circle of about six feet in diameter is traced on thefrround, in the center of which is deposited the so-called tchijick. or finch. a round stick I of wend, six inches long, having each end shaped something like a cone. It is either placed across a small hollow in the ground, or with one end resting on a bit of stick or stone an inen ortwo high. The players, armed with short, stout sticks, then draw lots so as to determine by chance who is to begin the first serv ice, and who is to do the hopping; the others range themselves in order nround the circle, the striker taking his place near the finch. The signal given, the striker serves the finch that is, he gives it a smart rap with his stick over Dne end, so as to make it jump high tip and while in midair follows this with ore or more sharp raps, sending it as far out of the circle as possible the farther the better. The hopper then sets off. and must arrive at the exact place where the finch falls, hopping along on one foot. Lifting it tip from the ground, he must semi it back, with, the aid of his stick, into the circle again. If it fall cn the line, it is reckoned in. Should he fail in doing this, or in arriv ing safely on one foot to where the finch ls and back to his place again, he remains hopper to the next service. If, however, he passes both ordeals snfelv. he takes his place among the players again, while the striker turns' hopper, the boy next in order taking his plaee. ) The score is reckoned in the follow ing way: A certain number is fixed upon previous to beginning the game say, 25. Each time the striker hits the. finch he scores one. Now, good players : manage to touch it several times while ' in midair, short, jerky cuts from the I wrist following swiftly on each other; sometimes as many as five raps are, given in quick succession, the strfker, always remaining within the limits of, the circle. He scores the number of -raps given, mid the player who first reaches the number previously agreed j upon wins. The strikeris thuschanged after each service, w hile the hopper, nn-; lcs he has good muscles and a sure aim,' often has to go through the hopping process during many turns, thereby sometimes missing his own turn of serving. If thp stakes are nuts, candy, ! or anything of that sort, then each boy ; loses to the winner as many as ore. wantirg in hi fore to make up the 2.r. ' Ilnrd nn Hie Irlnhman. (ientleman (to an' Irishman) Well, Pat, 1 sec you have a small garden. Pat Yes, sir. "What nrc you going to set in, it for next season?" "Nothing, sir. I set it w ith potatoes last year, and not one of them came up." I "That's strange. How do you ex plain it?" "Well, sir, the man next door to me set his garden full of onions." "Well, had that anything to do with your potatoes not growing?" "Yes, sir. Itednd. the. onions was that strong thnt my potatoes couldn't' nee to grow, lor their eyes watering. Answers. rftn;tliK n Crniik'n inenk. Ventriloquists tire generally fond of joking. One of these gentry, on board a river steamboat, made friends' with 1ic engineer, and began to talk to him. Presently tho engine began to creak, cud the engineer oiled it. In a few minutes it creaked again, and the engineer doctored it again. Twice more the enirinp Koneriked. tind the man betmn to smell a rat. Pretty soon there was another soueak. when, slimline I up liehind 1 lie ventriloquist, tlie en gineer squirted about half a pint of oil down his back, and then said, gravely: "There! I guess that crank won't squeak any more!" The CtMlflah Come Ilnck. A veteran -Portland, fisherman Kays that when he was a boy his mot her f ent liim to get hi father's glasses mended. The boy indulged in a little fishing on ihe way, anil lost the glasses overboard w bile landf-g c sculpin. He went home, got intimately acquainted with his mother's slipper ami went hungry to bed. Six chilly months passed before lie dared go fishing again, but when at last he threw his line, n big codfish rose to the surfnee near by, and there on the fish' nose rested the gold bows that cost the spanking. The coel was safely landed arid the glasses recovered. i IVIint tbe Ann Sold. i This moraine the sun looked in at me, I Anil I,ri-s he was slwkivl to see I Me la be;!, "cause he winked his eye, for trie. Anil said: 'Why, I'm 'priid t you." - I Chicago Record. ' PARROT CAPITALIST. Thla Dird Una Four ThoununiX DoU lara In n Iloaton Ur.uU. A poll parrot with a bairli account of $-t,0Ul lives in luxury at the Hotel Glad stone, lioxbury, Boston. The $4,000 is a legacy It ft him by Mrs. Mary 1). Brad ford, his late mistress. The income is to give him all the health, comfort and delicacies a pretty poll might wish. He is a very-interesting bird, with all the education and refinement that a long life-in Boston-can give, lie came, from Brazil come 25 years ago, an ig-. norant, though beautiful, fellow, and since theiv lie has never been outside of the Hub. His first home was w ith Mrs. THIS PARROT HAS A BANK ACCOCNT. McDonald, a sister of the Mrs. Bradford with whom he finally lived, and whose heir he now is. In. the Bradford family he became a very great pet. He was especially the favorite of Mr. Bradford," upon whose shoulder he would sit for hours in deep thought. His conversation was never of the flippant, chattering sort. He would always speak when spoken to or wheu occasion seemed to make it neces sary, but he never talked, as most par rots do, simply to hear his own voice, lie seemed very fond of Mr. Bradford, and for weeks after that gentleman's death he mourned. But after awhile he came to look upon his- sorrow philosophically and began to show as much attention to Mrs. Brad ford as he had to her husband. That Mrs. Bradford1 was extremely fond of Polly is shown by the provision she made fo him in 'her will. The $4,000! is to be invested in mortgages by Mr. George H. Pierce, who is made trustee, by the will. He is to support the parrot through the rest of his life. He is groomed, fed and bathed with ail tho care of the most-prized pet in the world. He has all the palatable viands in the market, such as pollseat. For instance, he has a select assortment of crackers, well pickled nuts, seedless rasins and cake. X. Y. World. ... BAMBOO BRACKETS. Con Produce Unite n Variety nt n Sin nil t)sprnc. The b;:mboo brackets herewith illus trated form a novel, yet attractive, dec oration for a room, and. can be pco dueed at very little cost. The cants used are the ordiinary yellow garden canes, three feet nine inches in length, or. tnicK rattan canes. Suitable dimensions for No. 1 are: extreme height, 12 inches; extreme, width, ten Inches. The canes should bn neatly "halved to form the corners-. and-( the three cross pirces prepared for (it ting in, with a half-inch bamboo rasp! (which is the only special lool re- quired). The shelf should be about three inches wide and ten inches long, Ne. 2: From the triangle, lengths' suggested. I t inches. Two pieces should' then be bent. The bending can be done by putting a piece of cane in the flame ritETTT BAMBOO BRACKETS. of an ord,inary gas flame. The cane 'i"ll' moved backward and forward in inc juiiiir, Jeu. ueiiifrMuwiy brought to bear upon it until the cane is bent to the required angle. It shoulel. then be. rubbed with a wet cloth until cool, when it will retain the bent shape. Cane can ulso 1m? bent without heat by first soaking it in water for seme hours, and then graduuHy bending it to the required shape. " Nos, :!, 5, 0 nnd 8 required no descrip tion. Nos. 4 and 10 are corner bruckets-. In making Nos. 7,0. II great care should be ftiken not to hurr.y the bending. I!end partly, then cool with a wet cloth, bend again, and cool until th? proper rhape is obtained. P.y bendfrg too quickly In a flame the cane is likely to be burnt. For the yellow canes, I suggest that a full-sized drawing be made of the bent ; hopes, and the cane in process of bend ing be put on to the pattern. " This is much easier than bending by guess work. The brackets look very pretty enameled cr bronzed. and ccc'her pretty idea ir. to drape them with pon gee silk, xibboa. or colored eea'ed. (iplden Davi. ' 3- iv Tjfmfl ' ' We are glad to see that Mr. M. S. Park has recovered from his recent spell of eczema aud is again at his post of duty. Have you seen those beautiful sunbursts at Had ley's? Some of them are pearl stndded, some set with brilliants, others with different colored stones; all are perfect examples of the jewel ers art. Mr. J. W. StClair had a" very serious case of bilious colic last week. He was able to be around on Monday. For absolutely pure mixed paint, sold under an iron-clad guarantee, go to M. T. Jones Lumbkr Company. They also carry Doors, Windows, Mould ings, Cypress Shingles, Lead, Oil, Varnishes, Crushes, Glass, Putty, Etc., Etc., and you may rest assured that their prices are all right. tf Mr. J. C. Hart, of Hale Cen ter, is building a real nice resi dence. For tan, sun burn, freckles or rough skin get Hadley's toilet cream, it will work marvels. From what we can learn the crops over the Plains are splen did. A car load of White Cedar fence posts has just been receiv ed and are for sale at the M. T. Jones lumber yards. tf Fresh Oysters. Now is the time to ent tlieni. This is September and you can find tlu-m raw or cooked, i!ay or night at the T Anchor Kcstaiirant. spocitil atten tion paid to supplying party Mippefc etc. T. Anchor Kestnurant. Mr. R. L. Stringfellow, of, Amarillo, was down Monday. ' Rev. W. II. Younger, of Claude, was in town Monday. The most delicate' constitution can safely u P.ai.i.auii'm Uoiikiiounu syrup. It is a sure anil pleasant rem edy for couiilis. loss if voice anil all throat and iung troubles. Price -5 and 50" at .1. N. llatlley.s. Probably You Know 3t ,0111 for fear it may have slipped your memory, we beg to call at tention to the very low rates of fered by the Texas it Pacific Railway Co.mpany, for the Tex as State Fair at Dallas, Septem ber 28th, to October 13th, 1901. Beginning September :27th, and continuing daily to and includ ing October 12th 1901, we will sell round trip tickets from all stations on the line in Texas at about the same rates offered in former years. The tickets bear the final limit of October 14th, and may be used to return from Dallas on any day from date of purchase until expiration. The management of the fair this year have assured the rail roads tnat the excellent stand ard of amusement will be main tained, every 'possible attraction is engaged and the exli ibitors, encouraged by the successes of past years, promise greater dis plays than ever. Among the various features of entertain ment we find the famous Con terno's Military Band, a contin uous Free Vaudeville Show in Music Hall, the most complete Race Meet ever held in Texas, tbe greatest Live Stock bencli and Poultry show ever held in the South-west, excitiug auto mobile races on Sundays and a dazzling, incomparable Midway while the grounds and buildings will be beautifully illuminated at night. Our agents are supplied with large flyers showing the ar ragements of special days and will be pleased to explain every thing regarding rales, sleepers, etc. Call oa them or write. II. F. Hughes, Traveling Pas: sengtT Agent, F. T. Worth, Texas. E. P. Turner, General Passen ger and Ticket Agent, Dallas, Texas. JJOflESLUfIBEfi CO. DEALERS IN Lone: Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber, DOORS WINDOWS . MOULDINGS LEAD VARNISHES CYPRESS SHINGLES Absolutely Pure Sold under an Iron Clad Guarntee. CANYON CITY, The following gentlemen have within the past few days bought lumber of the M. T. Jones Lumber Company to build residences; James T. Scott, Tulia J. C. Hart, Hale Center L. P. Ta ffinder, Floydada Geo. T. Bomar, Lockney J. M. Potts, Happy U. King, Lockney H. Smith, Lubbock V. H. Putmao, Lubbock. Mr. Enoch Holder, of Bart, Texas, got lumber Saturday of the M. T. Jones Lumber Com pany to build a school house at Hart. Hadley has just received a most extensive line of stationery all the newest sfvles. colors and shapes in box papetries and a tull line ot . tablets ana envel opes to match at very low prices. Mr. II. M. Dixson, of Castro county, was in town Monday. He had some Iudian corn in his wagon that he has grown this year, and as it is generally be lieved this is not a corn country and this has been a dry season, the large ears created some comment. Wallace & Hicks handle the old reliable Meyers Hour, Alba tross and Supreme. Every sack guaranteed. Mr. L. P. Taftinder is building a real nice house near Floydada. M. T. Jones Lumber Company made a rpecial order for lumber to suit his purpose. J. N. Iladley now has his store entirely full and running over with everything usually contained in a first class city drug store. He buys in large quantities consequently can un dersell his competitors. The Stayer force returns thanks to Dr. J. W. Cartwright for a very nice, large water melon. It was of exceptionally good llavor. Mr. J. N. Donahoo and family, formerly of ' Plainview, have moved to Canyon City. They w ill soon move into a cottage on the north side of town. DALLAS FAIR. For the above occasion, the "Old Reliable Denver Road" will sell tickets from Amarillo to Dallas and return for $12.10 the rouud trip. Tickets will be on sale daily beginning Septem ber 27th, until October 12th, and are good for return until Octo ber 14th, 19C1. Don't forgot that you "Don't have to apolo gize for riding on the Denver." For further information call on or address A. B. Spencer, T. P. A. ; or V. A. House, Agent, Amarillo, Texas. STILL IN BUSINESS! If you don't CASH it Come and see. Remember that we handle anything ordinarily carried in the grocery line, and in some goods we have the BEST. Candies, Confections, Vegetables, Fruits, Melons, Etc. "We appreciate your trade and hope you will continue with ns. South East Corner of .the Square. WALLACE & HICKS. . V':-" . GLASS OIL BRUSHES Lincoln Mixed Paint r - - TEXAS Petit Jury lor District Court M. E. Wedge J. A. Currie C. P. Money J. S. Christian A. E. Brown Frank Woflin R. G. Oldham N. T. Orr - C. E. Long F. G. Ames C. S. Hitchcock , " W. M. Kaufmau E. A. Upfold II. E. Wesley E. D. Auld D. Steen T. D. Coffee C. I., Montgomery J. W. St. Clair C. T. DeGraftenried F. M. Duckworth c S. L. Long M. II. Waller J. A. McDonald J. J. Currie Will Black J. I. Fosier John O'Harrow J. L. Prichard L. A. Pierce Dysentery Cured Without Doctors aid. "I am just up from a bard spell of llux," (dysentery) says Mr. T. A. Pinner, a well known merchant of Drummond, Tenn. I used one small bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and was cured without having a doctor. I consider it the best cholera medicine in the world.." There is no need of employing a doc tor when this remedy is used for no doctor can prescribe a better medicine for bowel com plaint in any form cither for children or adults. It never fails and is pleasant to take. For sale by J. N. Hadley Tbe Leading Druggist. Mr. R. W. Foster made a trip into the country last Sunday. He says the crops are all extra fine. Dr. Black has forty acres of millet off of which be will cut eighty tons and about two hun dred acres of kafflr corn that will yield forty bushels per acre. Lands! Cattle!! I have for sale tbe finest ranches on the Plains, either small or large. Can sell with or without cattle, fine water, natu ral or artificial, with or without natural protection to stock in winter. Write me at Canyon, Randall county, Texas. B. Frank Buie. The education of a child can not be shifted to tbe shoulders of teacher or educator. The re sponsibility rests, first and fore most, with the parents Septem ber Ladies' Home Journal. believe that TALKS