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EDITOR BIRD TUKGO PUBLISHSD BT TOE IDAHO PUBLISHING CO., LTD. BLACKrOOT, IDAHO. Entered at the postofllce at Blackfoot, Idaho, as second-class matter. SUBSCRIPTION BATES One Year In Advance. One Year on Aocount. . tiM 2.50 ADVERTISING BATES Per Inch, per month. Locals, per line. .I .80 .Scents v OJ3d ^ INVENTION Machine That "Magnifies" Time. Although the stroboscope is not a new device, it has been applied re cently to some interesting investiga tions into the nature of certain rapid motions. Briefly, the device mechan ically reproduces at moderate speed successive views of an object moving so 'rapidly that It cannot be seen by the unaided vision. In a rapidly re volving wheel, for instance, the spokes are apparent as a mere blur, or else are quite invisible to the eye. By the stroboscope, a movement which takes place In a hundredth part of a second may be seen drawn out to a quarter of a second, or even more; the time of Its movement, is, as it were, magnified almost any number of times. Like many wonderful results, this Is achieved simply enough. By means of electric sparks fired at rapidly re curring Intervals, or a revolving disk with slits passed In front of a lan tern, the moving object is illuminated in a succession of flashes. If the flashes are repeated precisely as rap idly as the machine moves, they will show It always in one position, and It will seem to be at rest. But, if they move less rapidly, the machine under observation will seem to move slowly, because at each revolution It will be seen at a slightly later stage. Thus the formation of a stitch in a sewing machine may be watched, or any other of the thousands of .. m &' Chine movements where it may be Important to see what is completed at almost lightning speed. This new use of the stroboscope Is Important because It permits the microscopic study of a machine work ing at its highest speed, and the noting of strains and vibrations at all points, the imperfections and the pos sibilities of Improvement In Its rangement of parts and their relation to one another. tion for men which shows such a large ! list- of accidents and deaths in com* j parlson with the number of employes as railroading and If there is one branch of this business which is more ! dangerous than another it Is the cqupllng of cars In the yards at the termInals and freight sidings. Of course, the Introduction of the auto matlc couplers has reduced greatly the number of accidents from this source, but It Is still necessary for an employe to station himself at each junction of the cars, to manipulate the coupler head by means of the lever on either car and In this there is chance of a mishap unless he Is cautious. Perhaps the largest number of couplings is made between the switch inf engine and cars It is to draw and | tot this work there has Just been in traduced an automatic arrangement which enables the engineer to connect or disconnect the engine and cars without leaving hiB cab. Within easy reach of his hand, as shown here, ar Automatic Coupling. There is probably no other occupa i» < 1 t Operated from the Cab. there are levers which connect direct ly with the couplers at the front and rear of the engine and as the engine approaches or recedes from a car a movement of the proper lever will set the coupler to engage or release the corresponding coupler on the car. The inventor Is Augustus C. Hone of .Louisville, Ky. Kitchen Utensil Handle. There are Innumerable disadvan tages in having to handle pans of va rious kinds which are provided with permanently attached handles. Burnt r fingers frequently result and when cloths are used to lift the pans the acme of cleanliness Is not always per missible. Then, too, there are pans which are not, in the nature of things, provided with handles, and the house wife Is left to her own devices to find means of lifting these from the stove. A Pennsylvania man, inspired prob ably by the admonitions of his wife, has devised a detachable handle that will meet the requirements of the situation. It can be used In lifting .any pan, can be attached in ap Instant and will hold the pan as securely as if it was soldered directly to the side of the utensil. It is removable as easily as it is attached and one of these handles will serve for as many of the cooking utensils as the stove will hold. for the the hall. Hall ings has . setts Home-Grown Product. Hlx—"Do you eat pie with a knife?" Dix—"I did before I was married." Hix—"Am I to infer that your wife broke you of the habit?" Dix—"Well, she didn't exactly break me of the habit, but her p!es did. In stead of a I nffo I d" ax now." ous j * r «~u Halls of "Fair Harvard h^hh-^hS I** T (Special Correspondence.) The Pilgrim Fathers bullded better than they knew when, on Oct. 2, 1636, they passed the following vote in the .General Court: give £400 toward a school or col lege, whereof £200 shall be paid the neat year, and £200 when the work la finished, and the next Court to (point where and what building." This vote met with the approval pt Gov. Henry Vane and his success E , John Winthrop. It was voted that e proposed college be established at Newtowne, and in the same year (the name of the town was changed to Cambridge, because many of the colonists had been educated in Cam bridge town i The Court agree to ap In England, and the American was given the name of the Eng >' fie 1 , T I Gore Hall. A | Ush university. When John Harvard, the non-conformist minister, died in 1638 and left his library of 260 vol umes and half of his fortune to the college, his munificence was reward ed by the bestowal ot his name on the infant educational institution. Two years later the first president of Harvard, Henry Dunster, entered upon his duties, and two years after this Harvard sent forth its first grad uates, nine in number. Since those long-ago days Harvard has become one of the greatest edu cational forces in the world, with more than 6,000 students, including the summer school, and nearly $15, ! 000,000 in capital, while Its lands and j buildings are valued more. When the college celebrated Its 250th anniversary James Russell ! Lowell was one of the speakers, and he said: "Not one of our older build lngs is venerable, or will ever be come so. Time refuses to console them. They look as if they meant business and nothing more." This was eminently true of the first build ings erected at Harvard, although It might not be true of the buildings erected in recent years, for some of them combine both utility and beauty, There is no picture extant of Har yard's first hall, and its exact loca tlon is now a matter of conjecture. It Is thought to have stood on or near the site of the present Gray's Hall The first Harvard Hall, or Harvard "College," as It was called In those days, was built in 1672, and It stood alone In the college yard until the year 1700, when another "college" was built and was named Stoughton "fV.iege" in honor of Its builder, Gov. William Stoughton. In the year 1818 the General Court of Massachusetts made a grant for Massachusetts Hall, which is now the oldest of all the halls of Harvard. The exterior of Massachusetts Hall at $5,000,000 $ —vossssE^a >.• " I 8eaver Hall. has never been altered In all of the 184 years since it was built. The walls, doorways and windows are ex actly as they were nearly two cen turies ago. The inside of the old hall has suffered a great deal of change. At first It had many small rooms, not much larger than cells, for there was need of economy in space. After the battle of Lexington the students occupying Massachu setts Hall were sent to Concord and the American troops occupied the hall. In recent years Massachusetts Hall has been user for society meet ings and lecture rooms, and the hall has not been used as a dormtiory sino* the year 1871. Among the fam i . 7, ho h roomed in Mwachu- j it setts Hall in bygone years were John j cl °r* i ttar.uott, Ca..,; Cnshins. James Free- | n ous man Clarke, Francis Parkman, George F. Hoar and John D. Long. HoIIIb Hail was built In 1763 at a cost of nearly £5,000, by the prov ince of Massachusetts, and was named in honor of Thomas Hollis, who was the greatest benefactor the college had ever had up to that time. He was an English merchant and a Baptist, and he established the Hollis professorship of divinity and also the Hollis professorship of mathematics and natural philosophy. Edward Ev erett, W. H. Prescott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wendell Phillips and Tro reau lived in Hollis In their college days. In the year 1780 Stoughton Hall was torn down to give place to a new hall, which was not built until 1804, and then It was placed on a new site, u was at first called "New Hall," but the old name of Stoughton was finally given to it. Stoughton cost $23,000 and three-fourths of this sum was raised by a lottery authorized by the state. Stoughton has thirty-two rooms, and among the men of note who have occupied some of these rooms In the past have been Edward Everett Hale, Phillips Brooks and Horace Grey. Holworthy Hall was built in the year 1812, and again funds were raised by a public lottery. It was named for Sir Matthew Holworthy, an English merchant, who had left the college £5,000 by will in the year 1678. There are 24 suites of rooms in Holworthy, the suites consisting of a study and two small bedrooms. The visitor to Holworthy may see room 12, which was visited by the Prince of Wales In the year 1860, and In the year 1871 the Grand Duke Alexis also visited this . room. Both of these royal personages presented pictures of themselves to the hall, and these pictures hang in room 12. S. F. Smith, author of "America," Cnarles Sumner, Samuel Longfellow and Robert Gould Shaw lived In Hol worthy In their college days. The present Harvard Hall took the place of the hall of the same name destroyed by fire In the year 1764. It was built in the year 1765-66 by the province of Massachusetts. It was here that Washington was received in 1789, and there are many historical associations clustering around the old hall, which is now used for lectures and recitations and contains several reference libraries. Memorial Hall Is the finest build ing on the campus. It was built as a memorial to the boys of Harvard who fought In the great civil war and the funds were given by graduates of the college. The hall Includes a great dining room, a meeting place for the alumni, and Its cost up to the time it was dedicated in July, 1878, was $368,484, and many additions and adornments have been made sines At one end Is the great Sanders Theater, given by Charles Sanders and occupied for the first time on commencement day In 1876. The halls of Harvard are filled with a small army of college "boys, that time. and, with their fun and frolic, most of i hem are there for the purpose of fit ting themselves for the serious duties From these halls have gone forth some of the greatest and most useful men America has known, and it is only the pessimist and the soured cynic who believes that no more such — a " 10 "»■" *"• ss f "Fair Harvard." of life. j Summer Visitors » « What la this blushing; little face Of pink and white upon the vine, That clambers to my window sill, And shyly looks up Into mine Ah, yes. 1 know thee, sweet newcomer, For all your tiptoeing and creeping— You are the rosy face of summer, Into my sunny window peeping. What Is the music that I hear On thorp and woodland, fen and moor, That stirs the silence on the hill, And enters In my open door? Ah, yes, 1 know you, little drummers And lifers of the budding wood— You are the voice of many summers, Returned to break the solitude! —Aloysius Coll in June Housekeeper. m I vl iVl i I « I :c= 30 oc=rioooooi iooot=iQoaoooo r .... ioooi lOOO C— 30000C30QI 8 o 0 A 8 o 8 o BY-JAMfS-Q.-HYATT jj aooi iooaooocsr.ioaoc=!Ooocmoo6C300 Copyright, 1895, by The Shortstory Crawford and I had gone up into the foothills of the Sierras to snoot. It was autumn; yet the sun un screwed us so Immediately when we walked abroad that we were forced to seek the shelter of pines and dusty scrub oaks, as often as they fell across our path. We were lying, one afternoon, un der a row of young firs on the crest of a ridge, when the gaunt figure of an old man labored up the slope toward us. "If all the world 'd lay about In the Shade you 'uns and me—not Interfer in' with Nature—she'd get her hand in again on her own hook," he said, throwing himself down beside us. "I'm an Archangel," he said, sweet ly, and smiled at us. Crawford shrugged himself a trifle nearer his gun and smiled back again. "There's no crack," he assured us immediately. "That's been my title for three years. I got It because I held my hand from gorin' a man un der false provocation." "Tell us about it," we said. He found a stone to rest his back against, and threw open his ghlrt at the throat. "These hot summer days sizzle Just as they did then—crisp your throat like coals curl bacon. I'd mined all this country In the gold days, and held my own with the dizziest dog of 'em all In flndin' the color and epi curing the liquids. I run a drinking fountain In opposition to the Dead Falls, up Mokelumne way, and count ed on Joaquin and his band for makin' a pot for me regular once a week— but t'alnt what I started out to say." The old man fell into a reverie. He seemed to see only the ends of his toes. "About the Archangel," Crawford prodded. 12. It in as This gentle old man stood up, and hitched savagely at his trouser band before he sat down again. "Adolphe—his name'd tell wouldn't It? Chin you, beard—Juicy voice—and hands a-curvin' through the air. Well, Adolphe and me sat up backin' and minin' together five years aback. I stayed on and on with him because his bread'd make you hungry In your sleep. " 'Twas flour for that very bread that I went a-rtdin' Into town for, one summer day. There was a real estate dude'd come up. He tucked a folded newspaper under my saddle-flap, Just as I was tightening up to go home. " 'Read that,' says he. 'It's time all you fellers settled down to raisin' families, so's we could have a popu lation, and school districts, and Buch. Never no hope of doin' any thing with a lot of bachelors.' "Later, when the smoke went out of the chimney, curlin' through the trees, Adolphe and me sat on the saw-bucks a-readin' of that paper, the Matrimonial Messenger.. "By your names, sirs, there three pages of 'urn saying how chantin' they was! Every blamed one of 'em willin' to send their photo- I graph, swearln' their faces was their fortunes all their life! was en :~u Uj w in \ up to in wm * L ► •a 4 J t' J\ V fi out, A /j down er the in for " "I came and » 7 I J "I'm the Archangel." " 'Twasn't long before we'd settled between two of 'em, but Adolphe, he was for one, and me for the other. '"What's It to you?' sez I. 'You By the great snake mine, but wom en don't shave beards off and drink whisky! "I dropped ker like a nettle, but she went forward with the crowd, smilin' iooaooocsr.ioaoc=!Ooocmoo6C300 Pub. Co. (All rights reserved.) OOO OOc=f oco alnt marryin' of her, are you?' "He couldn't but admit the fact. " 'Still—there's my livin' round her,' he says. "Anyway, seeln' It was my business, and I was set like a jumper on a claim, Adolphe, he give In. The wom an what made my heart feel empty said she was eighteen. She wa3 dec orated with yellow hair and eyes like ccpper-ore. She could talk French, and understood German, and could play the planner. She'd marry a man that wanted a companion and not a cook. "Sez I to myself continual: 'That's you, Daniel.' "Well, Adolphe and me, we talked * Of w(W-} m w rV. he It is J i if] W \ Ml V/. ft //, m. III zA,-* I tc Haiti' I cried." this thing, wakin' and Bleepin'. I'd more plans than a cow has capers. "We got up a letter'd melt snow, and then we waited. "First, nuthln' was said to the boys, but when they caught on to my hang in' round the postoffice they began to Josh. After awhiie it grew so's none ol' 'em turned up or paid any atten tion. Even Adolphe—he took to goln* to sleep when I talked her. "Then a whole year ran out to sum mer again, and I couldn't unthrone her that reigned in my heart. "One day I said to Adolphe, a-work ln' away: a i " 'Blamed If I can forget her, the ornament,' I said. "Adolphe he went in for grub that day and came out late, a-holdin' of a envelope. " 'Here's yonr letter,' he called. "Sure enough! I went out on the saw-buck and read it alone. Then he sat down by me and we read it over again. " 'Twas only that she'd arrive on the afternoon train on the fifth, and to have a Methodist minister. 'Well, sirs, it meant a good deal for me to su PPly the necessaries for H P arklin ' Jewel—let alone the set tlin' down for her to sparkle on! but luck come my way. There'd been a milliner up from San Francisco and fitted her a elegant place. She'd failed, and quick's a winkin' I bought her lookin' glass and red plush easy chalr. You'd ought to seen that cab face, man after man In He he tional with that ship in I "On the fourth, Adolphe revealed he'd business In a little town a mile the railway. He suffered a crampy kind of desperation not to be on hand support me, he said, but he'd come with the girl. Then he baked up bread and a cake and rode away. "Sun come up on the fifth like a buil's-eye lantern. When I rode my up to the depot the boys to the puniest scrub of 'em all. give me cheers that 'd blast was "And there was an arch, sirs—all flowered! My legs wanted to sit more than me! "The train whistled In the distance. was no slaknin' off round the corner, for the boys braced me every* where. "Out she stepped, sirs, and wheth she was the sorriest or the likeliest critter. I couldn't 'a' told for flunk I was in! "After the blackness I see her long hair and red cheeks. All the conquerin' of my youth rose up with me, and I up and held her to me a kiss. 'To the parson's,' the boys yelled. was forced off my feet, but out my gun. "'Halt!' I cried, in a voice that brought 'em all on their haunches still as colts raised on the spur. among the uproar through the cheerio' h "'} mean to shoot Adolphe n< Lefevre Palnt H ° ff y ° Ur **£' th« siimi . evre - and leave you tpj legs" V ' Per that "awls without the wig off your "The Bight Of hU eyes an' the a* the barrel. "° f To 8 rh? en . Caine a volc « 1® WT "m Jbe 004 °" 1 ' •"* " 'Be like unto the archangels/ "My arm fell to my side. ■] lifted me onto their shoulders. " 'The Archangel,* they sent a-echoin' In the hills. ^ "And it stuck, sirs, from th&tpday to' this, though I've lived alone/sirs, ever since." ®y Run lay between crowd was as still ANOTHER JOKE ON PATRICK. Why He Failed In Well-Meant Efforts to Secure a Fowl. They were comparing notes and tell ing amusing Incidents of recent trips abroad, when a charming daughter of the Emerald Isle, who was sitting dreamily In the corner, apparently taking no Interest In the conversation, suddenly chirped In with the follow ing: a a "All of which reminds me of an In cident which happened while I lived In Cork. There poulterer's stores are scarce because of the proximity of the country, but a coal heaver of my acquaintance, owing to the illness ofj his wife, was anxious to secure a fowl in a hurry; so he strolled along Pat rick street in a forlorn hope of some sort of success, and when he came to a taxidermist's whose window dls played an owl under a glass case, why, poor Paddy thought that hero was the end of his quest, so he en tered and Inquired: " How much for the flat-faced hin In the windy?' " 'That's no hen,' the surprised shopman answered, 'that's an owl.' " 'Yerrah,' whispered Pat; 'shure, I don't care how ould she Is, 'tls for soup I wants her!*"—New York Times. 9 There's Not a Joy. There's not a joy the world can give like that It takes away. When the glow of early thought declines In feeling's dull decay; 'Tls not on youth's smooth cheek the blush alone which fades so fast. But the tender bloom of heart is gone ere youth Itself be past. Then the few whose spirits float above the wreck of happiness Are driven o'er the shoals of guilt or ocean of excess; The magnet of their course Is gone, or only points In vain The shore to which their shivered sail shall never stretch again. Then the mortal coldness of the soul like death Itself comes down; It cannot feel for other's woes. It dare not dream its own; That heavy chill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eyes may sparkle still, 'tls where the Ice appears. Though wit may flash from fluent Ups, and mirth distract the breast. Through -midnight hours that yield no more their former hope of rest; 'Tls but as Ivy leaves around the ruined turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. Oh, could I feel as I have felt, or bo what I have been. Or weep as I conld once have wept o'er many a vanished- scene; As springs In deserts found seem Bweet. all brackish though they be, So, midst the withered waste of life, those tears would flow to me. —Lorn Byron. Niagara It a Huron Word. "Everybody pronounces Niagara wrong," said a philologist. "The ac cent of this beautiful Indian word should not be put on the syllable 'ag,' but on the syllable 'ar'—the penult— the one before the last. "Niagara means 'hark to the thun der.' Its accent should fall on the penult because the Indians them selves accent it there, because in prac tically all our Indian names of places the penult is the accented syllable. "Think of the Indian names you know. Don't you accent nearly all of them on the syllable before the last? There are, for instance, Toronto, Mis sissippi, Alleghany, Appalachicola, Narragansett, Tuscaloosa, Saratoga, Tlconderoga, Oswego, Conshohocken, Wlssahlckon and Hochelaga. In all these names the accent is on the penult. "Niagara Is a Huron word, and, If you find a Huron, you will find that he accents it as he does Saratoga or Tuscaloosa. I don't know how we have fallen into the habit of accenting It wrong." Secretary Hay is Democratic. John Hay, secretary of state, Is thus « described by a Washington corre spondent: narily punctilious in dress, with an at tentively combed beard, and attractive face, a pleasant voice—a voice of singular precision and sibllance; a man who uses slang in private conver sation and wields the English lan guage like a musical Instrument In his public utterances and who always wears evening dress In his own house after 6 o'clock—that is the outward man of the secretary of state. The Impression Is abroad that Hay Is an aristocrat. In his tastes he Is, but not his manners. He is democratic, confidential, though always dignified. He sometimes, when talking to one can trust, discusses great interna tional questions In pungent Idioms and with a Yankee rougb-and-readiness that Is proof positive of his author ship of 'Pike County Ballads.' He la sensitive to criticism—there Is no man public life more sensitive." A short man, extraordl i British Railway Casualties. There were 187 more casualties among railway passengers on British j v railways last year than In 1902, but/ 6,613,731 more people traveled. j Cancer In Germany. \ The mortality rate from cancer has trebled In Germany since 1875. • ■ 'M .