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A PERPETUAL CLOCK.
H? Way tta Curious Mechanism Dis appeared In China. In the eighteenth century an in genious jeweler named James Cox of Shoe lane, London, constructed a 'clock which was rendered per petual by a cleverly contrived at tachment which utilized the rise and fall of the barometer to supply the necessary energy. The movement of the mercury actuated a cogwheel in Euch a man ner that whether the mercury rose or fell the wheel always revolved in the same direction and kept the j weights that supplied the move-; jnent of the dock always wound' up. The barometer bulb dipped into a mercury cistern. The cistern j iumg attached $0 ?#remitics, -of two rockers, to the left end of ? ?ong and the right end of the other, j Tie bolb was similarly attached to tHe other extremities of the rock-; ers, which are thus moved every i - tine there is a change in the1 amount of mercury in bulb and cis tern respectively. The rockers ac tuated a vertical ratchet, and the teeth were so arranged that th* wheel they controlled could only move in one direction, whether the ratchet ascended or descended. The clock itself was an ordinary one, but of very strong and su perior workmanship and was jewel ed with diamonds at every bearing, the whole being inclosed in a glass case, which, while it excluded dust, displayed the entire mechanism. The fate of Cox's clock was brought to light in a work called ?"Travels of China," published in 1804 and written by John Barrow. In this book it is stated that in the list of presents carried by "the late Dutch ambassador" were "two grand pieces of machinery that ?were part of the curious museum of Cox." Onf> of these apparently was this perpetual clock, and it was taken by the Dutch embassy to Chi na, where in the journey from Can ton to Pckin both the instruments suffered some slight damage. Ef forts were made to repair them at Pekin, but on leaving the capital it was discovered that the Chinese prime minister, He Tchangtong, had substituted two other clocks of very inferior workmanship and had reserved Cox's mechanism for him self.?London Times. All Thcp?. A philanthropic citizen of a small city, moved by sympathy for his unfortunate townspeople, who were suffering from want during an ex ceedingly cold winter, arranged a public entertainment in their be half. No admission fee was charged, but it was announced that a collec tion would be taken. The evening came, and the hall was well filled. The entertainment, consisting of recitations, music and amateur sleight of hand performances, was generously applauded, and with much satisfaction the philanthropic citizen, assisted by the performers, proceeded to take up the contribu tions. They amo-mted to 3s. Gd. "Well." he said to the audience after he had counted the monev, "this collection, as you understand, is for the benefit of the poor?and thev seem to be all here."?London Tit-Bits. Watch tho Sky. The different colors of the sky are caused by certain rays of light being more or less strongly reflected or absorbed, according to the amount of moisture contained in the atmos phere. Such colors do, therefore, portend to some extent the kind of weather that may naturally be ex pected to follow. For instance, a red sunset indicates a fine day to follow, because the air when dry re fracts more red or heat making rays and as dry air is not perfectly trans parent they are again reflected in the horizon. A coppery or yellowy sunset generally foretells rain. The following has been advocated as a fairly successful way of prognosti cating: Fix your oye on tho small est cloud you can see; if it decreases and disappears, the weather will be good; if it increases in size, rain may be looked for. & w Improving the Opportunity. The small boy was ready to start ?n a lonjr promised week's visit to his grandfather's in the country. There was an exasperating delay in the appearance of the carriage to take them to the station. The young man worked off his impa tience in various annoying ways for half an hour. Then suddenly he ?ra8 seen to kne?l beside a chair in the corner and bun- his face in his liands. After a few minutes his mothor said: "VTeE, Kenneth, wh at are yon do "Just getting my prayers said up Tor while Pm.going to be out nt .rrandpa'6. There's nothing to do here, and I spect to be pretty bu.-y *hile I'd there." DROWSINESS. A? ? Rule It IndicatM Something Wrong In Habit* or Health. j Sleepiness is a normal and healthy condition when it occurs at the usual bedtime and when not extreme and overpowering, but it is not always axsociated with sleep. Some persons in perfect health and excellent sleepers hardly know the meaning of drowsiness. They are active mentally and physically until they are in bed. Then 6leep comes at once, and when it leave: them in the morning they are again in full mental awakeness. There are less fortunate persons who never have a complete and. sat isfactory night's rest who are yet almost constantly drowsy. ;,They are always nodding, but" when the head touches the pillow sleep re cedes and the night is a succession of drowsy lapses to sleep with the ingtant return of semiconsciousness. In general, with the exception noted at the beginning of this arti cle, drowsiness is abnormal and in dicates something wrong either with the body of the sufferer or in his ha bite. Those who habitu&llv cut off their hours of sleep, the flight owls" and the burners of the midnight oil, pay for their bad habit -by attacks of sleepiness in the afternoon and early evening. Later, unfortunately, after the in fluence of digestion wears off; the drowsiness disappears, and then, re lieved of his burden, the person sits up to all hours" again, think ing in that way to make up for the hours lost by the drowsiness. If he would abandon his owlish habit, go to bed betimes and get the seven or eight hours of continuous sleep that he needs his daytime and evening drowsiness would disappear, he could do more and better work and find life much more enjoyable. A slight drowsiness is' often no ticed after a hearty meal, because digestion draws a greater volume of blood to the stomach, so that the brain is relatively poorly supplied, in some southern countries this tendency is favored, and the siesta after the noon meal is a national custom. W ith us the after dinner cup of black coffee often drives away the impulse to sleep?whether for good or ill mav be left to the physiologists to determine. Sometimes we hear of attacks of sleepiness occurring suddenlv at certain periods of the dav at ir regular intervals. These are alto gether abnormal, and in such cases there is almost alu-avs some poison I at work in the nervous centers, usually a self manufactured poison which, because it is made in too' gTeat quantity or because constipa tion or kidney disease prevents its rapid elimination, accumulates in the system. An essential in the treatment of such cases is dieting. Meat should be given up for a time at least, and the only beverage allowable is water or milk. \ outh's Companion. Flowor. In a Mexican Jungle. For four or five miles our road passed through a marsh, and for a mfle our horses splashed stirrup deep m water. Then we reached the first nse of the foothills, and a tropical growth, dense and hi^h closed in upon us and shut out the' last breath of air that in the open marsh below had fanned our cheeks and in some degree made tolerable the burning intensity of the noon day sun. Stately palms and gigan tic ferns, with a luxuriant tropical undergrowth, made impenetrable the jungle that lined our road. Mar velous flowering vines that intwined themselves in the forest trees, blooming shrubs and here and there beautiful orchids and masses of wild honeysuckle gave a setting of gorgeous color and charged the atmosphere with delicious perfume. ?Outing Magazine. They Got Through Abraham Lincoln was a captain of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk war. Mr. Norman Hapgood in his "Life of Lincoln" relates t..at during this campaign Lincoln once had his company marching in a column twenty men wide when he was suddenly confronted with a lugh fence with an open gate. ? through which only one man could' pas<> at a time. He had no idea of the proper way to get his men into fingle file, so he halted tho oom pany and said: "This company is dismissed, but it will come together immediatelv axter getting through that gate!" More Th*r She Expected. A little gir! well expressed the mingling of hope and doubt which anticipation holds for many people. "hen she received her first "verv own doll after a succession of treasures inherited from her older ^t^ turned to her mother a facc full of rupture. "I expected'I'd have a doll go?. the sailor crab. M*ke? Long Voy*s? at 8aa oa th-> Backf of Turtlak. Among the many curious crnbs there is perhaps none more intei esting than the sailor crab, a name applied to it because it goes to sea on long voyages, which it makes on the backs of big greon turtles and giant loggerheads. The sailor crab is a little fellow with a body three-quarters of an inch -or an inch in length. With its measure an jncn and a half. It is a very prettv crab indeed, with color marking that are vanous It may be found with a shell all yellow or with a shell of dark colors with lighter shadings like those of finished tor to.se shell, or it may have a mot tled shell or a shell whose coloring resembles that of veined marble. It seems all the prettier seen amid its rough surroundings on the bir loggerhead's dingy brown shell. The big loggerhead, with a top shell six or seven feet in length may afford a floating home for ra- ' rious other living things. Barna cles attach to it and there live their lives, traveling with it wherever it goes, as do barnacles that attach to vessels. Marine vegetation that lodges on its back mav there stick and thrive just as it would attached to rocks, pithering in clumps or streaming back from it when the big turtle is in motion just as it might from rocks washed by a flow ing tide, and in this vegetation may be iound various minute forms of animal life. Some dav when the big turtle, with all this life on its bock, swims into shallower waters to feed or works its way through some floating mass of seaweed one or two sailor crabs mav come aboard, shipping thus for" a Ion voyage. ? To the sailor crab thus embarked the big turtle may not seem like a sea washed moving continent, but it might easily seem like a sizable is land with many places to roam when the turtle is asleep, lying still upon the waters, the little sailor crab may wander out to the end of one of its long extended flippers as it might to the end of some peninsula, and then it mav come back to find its wav among the meadows or the forests of veg etation on the turtle's back, and if it is hungry-, why, while the barna cles in their fixed places are reach ing out with their delicate fingers and sweeping the adjacent waters 83 with a net to draw in their sus tenance the sailor crab can move about in the vegetation and find food. Or the sailor crab mav find food in the scraps that come'to it from , the turtle s table. The loggerhead is both a vegetable and a flesh feed er. It will eat sea grass or what ever crustaccans it can catch or fish. It might seem that the big log gerhead couldn't.catch fish. But it is a great swimmer, and it will smash into a school of fish and snap up what it wants, and scraps from this float back to the lodge on the turtle's back and there furnish fond for the sailor. So the sailor crab at sea on the turtle's back is likelv to get enough to eat. but it has to bo always on the lookout not to be swept off the ship's deck to be lost in the ocean or there devoured bv some bigger creature. When the turtle is under wav or there is a heavy sea running it must hold on tight with its sharp claws, and it may lind a refuge somewhere in the vegetation, but it is more likely to go clean aft and creep over the edge of the shell at the base of the turtle's back to where it can find a shelter and a lee. It is there the sailor crabs have often est been found on loggerheads' which have come from the tropics m summer and been taken in local waters.?Xew York Sun. No Case. Man (to lawyer)?I've been badly bitten by a dog. Can I get damages from its master? Lawyer?Did von do anvthing to irritate the dog?" Man?No; I did s.t Lawyer?Were yoa on its owner's premises? Man?Er?yes. Lawyer?In what capacity ? As a friend or? Man?Of course this is gtrictlv confidential. Lawyer?Certainly. Man?Well. I was tiring to break into his housfl.?London Pick-Me | In Hw Own Trap. Its real mean!" tho young ur? raan exclaimed. "What's the matter?" her mother ? inquired. "Before I iruuriod Herbert 1 j made him promise to pat* even evening at home with me, and now i he gays he's sorry, but he can't tak? me to the theater -.ritkout breaking ! liis word. '?Philadelphia Inquirer. TORN CURRENCY. Th* Way Mutilatod Bill* An Rtd?m *d by Unci* Sam. In the hands of John Doe or Richard Roe any mutilated note of legal tender in the United State, i? redeemable at its face valve, p>>. vided a clear three-fifth* of ib-'phv* ical surface be printed ut tne re demption window of the United States treasury department. Doe or Roc may have to submit to a little questioning, perhaps, as to how he got-it or how^Juuiccjdent happened lopping off that other two fifths. But if he doesn't stammer and choice or attempt a clc*n cut for it he'll get tbc ful, value of the mutilated bill. Bv inference, then. ntirh-T Doe nor Roe may expect arvrhiuf doing if he shaJl present le?s ?h?P .h* nie senbed three-fifths of the p10oe of currency. But tj<* national govern ment still liberally di.<posod toward Roe and Doe, will accept a fragment that may be less than three-fifths but clearly more than two-fifths of the original note, paying jusi half the value of the onrina! bill, how ever, as penalty for the accident. c In.u thT? caPe of jHn"fs Brown Smith, Esq., known and respected in his home city, he may recover the full value of his not* that is under two-fifths measure provided that he will appear before an officer of the law qualified to admihister oaths and make affidavit as to tirno. man ner and place in which the mutila tion was accomplished. This affi davit will be attested l.v the official seal of the officer, who also must be prepared to attest in like manner the good character of the affiant. Except in the above instances insiif ticient portions of a note or notes are returned to the person present in g them for redemption. Paper currency which has been destroved totally is not redeemable under anv circumstances. Beware of torn currencv in gen eral. A hank ought not to pav it out to you for the reason that the gov ernment is so willing to exchance new currency for it. And if vou have torn it accidentally yourself you ought to save the pieces and go to the nearest subtreasurv to effect the redemption.?Spokano Sports man Review. The Naming of Yp.Hanti. The story of the naming of Ypsi lanti, Mich., dates back to the time of the Greek revolution. Some feel ing arose over a name for the town and a meeting was held at which the admirers of General Demetrius i psilanti, the Greek general who was important as a leader for the people, won, and the.Greek name was given to the city. Some vears ago an attache of the Greek 'lega tion at Washington heard of the city 01 'i psilanti. The evident or igin of the name interested him, and he wrote to the mayor of Ypsilanti asking how it happened that the city had the name of the Greek gen eral which he said was also his family name. He asked if there were any Greeks there and wished to know something of the citv. The reply told him something of how the city received ita name, and be responded with an offer of a por trait of his kinsman if the citv cared for the gift. Later this was re ceived and cared for.?Argonaut. Blighted. Pale of visage, slow of gait and sad o. voice, a young man entered the posto.,icc and approached the registered" section with a bundle offers tied in a pink ribbon. 'Here," he said wearily, holding them out "I want to send these bv registered post What do I do5" * The clerk instructed him and while he set to work with sealing wax and paper proceeded to make out the receipt. the"Srktare ^ TOrthin<Juire<3 , replied the young man hushly that's the sad part of it! L thought they were worth ?40,000 but then a bloated duke came alone' ? what chance had IV?London ulcbe. No Need ?o Run. ?'? of vou List night" said Boodle to his wife over" the breakfast table. "What did you dream, dear?" in quired his wife. Bo7dlereamed " droam'" ^cred ''But what was the dream?" in l^jred Mrs. Boodle petulantly. I dreamed I caught a chap run ning away with you." . "4nri, \v^at did you aay to him ?" inquired his wife. ^ 'I asked him what he i ( R**1 BcglnrHng. "I understand you began life as a Jewsboy, observed a friend to n captain of industry." "So," replied tfie millionaire. 60mo one bus Loot fooling you. I began life as an infant'"'?Ex ' PRISONS IN JAPAN. Convtats Can Earn Enough Money *o Support Thoir Families. Most people imagine that a prison is a place where malefactors are punished for their crime*. It is not so in Japan, however. There a con vict may earn enough money while in jail to maintain his family, has the best of food and lodging, is taught a trade and, if he wishes, pursues the study of foreign lan guages. At Sumago a qualified teaser instructs the younger pris oners in reading, writing and arith metic. Prisoners of twenty and up ward who are in seclusion for the first time are taught geography and history. 'If on entering the prison a man Ftates that he has a knowledge of English he is carefully examined by a linguist and the extent of his knowledge fathomed. He is then allowed to pursue his studies, the necessary books being supplied by the authorities. When there are several in together a teacher is ob tained from outside, and lessons are given regularly. In the office a record of each pris oner is ke->t during his stay. This serves to show whether the convict is prompt to obey the officials, whether he shows affection for hir parents and relatives, whether he writes letters home and whether he makes progress or not in his scho lastic studies. "It pays them to be industrious.'' 6a;d the warder. "The average con vict makes 10 sen (5 cents) a day: 4 sen go into his own personal ac count. A skilled worker wiil make 20 sen a day, 8 l>eing his own again. Some of these men actually support their families on what they earn in prison! As you know, the average cooly can live on 50 sen a month." It was natural that after parading this paradise I should doubt if Ja pan's treatment of hor criminals led to a decease in crime. The officials confessed that of robbers, burglars, thieves and swindlers GO per cent went back to the prisons. Of those who had been twice imprisoned GO per cent returned; of the first of fenders 40 per cent found their way back.?Wide World Magazine. Dinn-r* In the Old Days. Dinner was a substantial affair in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, whe was by no means indifferent to the pleasures of the table. The first course on great occasions, says u contemporary, would probably lx wheat-en flummery, stewed broth spinnach broth, gruel or hotenpotch. The second consisted of fish, among which we may note lampreys, stock fish and sturgeon, with side dishes of porpoise. The third course com prised quaking puddings, bag pud dings, black puddings, white pud dings and narrow puddings. Ther came veal, beef, capons, humble pie | mutton, marrow pasties, Scotch col lops, wild fowl and came; in th( fifth course, all kinds of sweets creams in all their varieties, cus tards, cheese, cakes, jellies, warder pies, junkets, sillabubs, and so on ! to be followed perlmps by whin cheese and tansy cake; for th< drinks, ale and beer, wine, sack ani numerous varieties of mead or me thpglin, some of which were con cocted out of as many as fivo anc twenty herbs. a icnncr iivrag in a wet and late j district in the east of Scotland foand times and seasons so against hira that lie decided not to renew ; his lease. Meeting his landlord the other daj, he said: "I can mak* nothin o* sic wat and sour land, and I'm no' goin' on wi't, or 111 be ruined.'" "Well. John, take time to think o't," said the landlord; "no donbt well be able to come to terms. I might let you have the farm at a re ; duction on the acre.". "Ah, laird." replied the farmer, ?"your land should be let by tKe gal lon, no* by the acre!"?London Standard. A Fiahskin Suit. The sfcin of a fish docs not sug gest itself r-" a suitable material for the making of clothes, yet it is used for this purpose by a tribe of Tar-' tars in Manchuria. They inhabit the banks of the Peony river and live by fishing and hunting. During the last hundred years they have be come nearly extinct, owing to the invasion of their domain by agri ? cultural Chinese. They are known as Fishskin Tartars. The fish they use is the tumara, a spei les of salm on. Both flesh and skin of this fish are supposed to possess wonderful heat giving properties. ? London Globe. Getting His Money's Worth. "Sixtsne shillun's a da did they charrge ir.e for my room at the hotel in Lunnon!" roared Sandy indig nantly on his return to Crobursrh Burghs from a sightseeing expedi tion. "Ou. aye, it wasna cheap." agreed his father, "but ye must 'a' had a gey fine tine secin' the sichts." "Seein' the sichts!" roared Sandy. "I didna see u sicht a' the time I was in Lur.nonMon. mon. ye din na suppose I was soing to be stuck that much for a room an' then no get the proper use o'tr*?London Scrasc. ? safety, comfort and conveni ence of the solid top, closed in breech and side ejection features are combined with the quick, easy manipulation of the poru!ar sliding fore-en&or "pump" action ia the new Model 20 Z/2ot/2m rifle. In rapid firlnc?the real test of a re peater?the ]7lar?/r ?olid top ia al wa ys a protection and prevent* smoke and gases blowinu buck; the ejected shell ia never throi-m Into your f-ce or eves, and never interferes with the ijm; ih - f fits ?ottrh?Ti(1andhelps Quick eperation. It handle* the abort, lone and lont-rIHe jartridcea without chtinrc in adjus'.nser.t, and the deep StUtidriCirerusnntecstitc accuracy, making it the finest little ritie in the world for tared ab'vtinir und tor all small came up to 250 or 2uO >vrda. Pot lull description of | ?U 2i!ar/in R'reatcra. | iuet cet our ;3S-p;.t:c * e^taloc. Mailed fr*-c I for 3 stn:np? poatnec. if Tjne TTZarttn fir&ar.-ns Cx, 1 42 Willow Street. NEW IT.KW ESTABLISHED 1862 THE REGISTER. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. CIRCULATION. 2,000. EVERYBODY READS IT. Will Always be Found Pulling for the Best That is Cood for our Town, Countv and State. Chamberlain's COliC CHOLERA AND Diarrhoea Remedy Is a reSable, pleasant and safe remedy (or bcrwei complaints bodi m children and adults. Buy it now; it may Bare Me. W. H. BOGGESS, EXPERT PIANO TUNER AND REPAIRER. LEAVE ORDERS WITH L. SHIFLET JOHN H. HUGHES GROCERY C<?r. First and Decatur Streets would like to have a part of your trade. We handle a full line of FRESH GROCERIES, VEGETABLES VAND PRODUCE all the time. Send in your order. We will appreciate it. Don t fi.il to attend the Robinson circus here on the IGth inst.