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d voice on ,hoses leveller Otw: beond the lies of name and
&aredý v of vaster light and night f01 sin and oeuae the cause of it,
with sleep 's of fancied ame.
brnde e women's hands o
Ostwardt 0 heart, the secret solved at
Outward the grave processional of eaue, lest!
Each a discovered joy, a solved suwmis; Leve that enfolds, unites and tiader
Days dark in bud, that, ripening, fall like stands;
owers Love lie the sea, withe equal waters cams
Gardened is Paradise. On this and alien lands!
Outward! 0 throes resolved in mightier Outward! 0 free at last! 0 steadfast
Splendor of nameless deeds, essential Calm in the poise of natural things! 0
words, wle,
Merged in the large acceptance, in the How wise is love!-anly, beyond control,
Pulse of the cosmic chords. --Georg Cabot Lodge, in Scribner's.
A Strange Story of the Pacific Coast.
IM ý e
U 8 story of the Indian woman
left alone on the Island of
San Nicolas for nearly twen
tyeyears has been written by
b number of romancers who gave but
little heed to fact and free rein to im
agination. From occurrences that
have passed into history and an
known to be authentic, this tale is
The aborigines of San Nicolas Island
were supposed to be of Aztec or Tol
tee origin, a peaceable poople like all
tribes Indigenous to the tropics.
War with the savage Alaskan In
dians had nearly exterminated the In
dians of Ban Nicolas when the Oath
olic fathers who founded the missions
on the mainland desired to bring the
toew remaining natives aCroe the
chananl that they might teach them
the Christlan religion. Accordingly,
after repeated efforts to accomplish
this, a sciooner was sent to the island
In 1836 for this purpose. Some time
was consumed in gathering together
these people and their effects.
As the last boat was leaving the
strand, a woman with a young babe
in her arms sprang on shore. Her lit
tie girl, a child of eight years, had
slipped from her side in the confusion
--gone probably in search of some re
membered trinket dear to her childish
heart-or, perhaps, run away, over
come with terror at the unusual migra
tion of her people.
The woman beaought them to await
her return, and hastened over the hill,
alling as she went. The moments
Passed-the white man s oever Impa.
tint, and he grumbled at the delay.
An hour went by, but the woman had
got returned. The wind was rising
rapidly, and a storm was Imminet.
tbe schooner had signalled them twie
Into the last halt hour. The watrs
about the Island were shoal, sad theea
was no safe anchorage alng its
shoresa. wave were runaing high
upon the ledges surrending the little
bay, and their erests were white with
the foam of action. The ship slgnalled
again, and with a muttered Imprees.
Lion and a pgr command, the boat
pushed off to join the tossing vessel.
As soon as all were on board. Cap.
tanl Hubbard welghed anchor and
stoed away for deep water. When the
relative and friends learned that the
woman had been left behind, they be.
sought the captain with many tears,
and with pleadings in their own
tongue, to return and bring her away.
The gale increased in fury and eon
tinned unabated for the spie et a
week. The heavy-laden schooner ia
bored hard and disaster thrntened
When an Pedro Harbor was aelle
reached, the San Nleolas Ilae were
distributed between Les AIges and
San Gabriel misslens, nd Captain
Hubbard departed for Montery, ,
where he had orders to take sa ar
go of lumber for San yanseao.
On reaching the Golden Gate, to 4
rough weather, the mlproperly laden
craft capsised and was eventually
blown out to sea, and is supposed to
have been taken by a Ruesoan vesseeL
the crew reached bshore n safety, and I
It was always Captain Hubbard's Ina.
tention to return to San Nicolas for I
the lost woman. The?. was now no
craft of any desription exeept open
boats and Indian canoes from Sen
Praneisco to San Dlleg, and no emea
could be found willing to risk a va
age to San Nicolas in one o these I
It was generally known alosg the
toast of California that an Indian I
woman and her chlden had bees left i
upon the Island of San NIcsase, but as I
time passed and they wren not re- I
cued. It came to be generally believed t
that all had perished. Fifteen years I
slipped by, and In the spring aft 011
Oaptain Nidever, of Santa Barbers,
with noe other white man and a small a
crew of Mission Indians, visited lan t
Nlcolas in a schooner in search of s
otter. They made a landing at the
eastern end of the Island, and walked t
along the southern shore a dlstmane of t
five miles or more Captain Nldever
discovered footprints of a human being t
soon ater landing. Thee were no
doubt made when the ground had been u
soaked by the previous winter rtans, f
fot the Impressions were deep and o
quite dry and hard. The footprints t
were small, and the captain felt con
vlnced that they were made by a l
woman. A short distance from the t
shore were found several eiretlar. "
rooless huts made of bruash, about a
six feet in height and the amie in i. b
ameter. These endlosures were l- b
ly a mile apart, and near them were c
stakes of driftwood driven in the
ground, from which were suspended b
pieces of seal's blubber out of the
reach of wild animals. The blubber d
was comparatively fresh, and bad I
doubt been placed there bat a few a
weeks previouos
OCaptain Nidever had landed upon r
San Nicolas eadty tin the moranig, in
teading to remain durlig the day to
search for seal and otter, but near I
men a noaerthweter began blowigl II
ad he hastened back to the scheaer. t
Hre they remained at anebor for b
elbt dayrs ti the lea oft tae sad, the
sag beki at times so rough and the a
wind som ere that he enpected mae
agtarly to iJe driven from his an- a
ciPhea. When the storm abated s. h
Slently, Captan NlMver retureed to
Sata 3egmlg witheat agai ledig *
.ip thrPb m i ta
* m. des - s er -sm mms Ybhean U
EBa eau Nicolas for game, landing near
I of the same place as on his previous rvoy
ren* age. He and his ship's mate explored
s by the Island nearly to its western ex
but tremity. The blubber found on the
im- previous visit had been replaced by
that a fresh stock. In the crotch of a tree
are near the west end of the island they
s found a basket containing a garment
made of the skins of the cormorant,
and cut In squares and neatly pieced to
rol- gether; with the ends of the feathers
all all pointing downward. There were
shell hooks, bone needles, a rope of
In- sinew, and various trinkets in the bas
In- ket with the robe. These things Cap
ith- tale Nidever scattered upon the
oan ground, thinking if they were replaced
the on his next visit to the tree it would
the be conclusive evidence that the wom
sem an was still alive. After several days
sly, spent In securing seal and otter upon
aish the ground already explored, another
and wind storm came on, and the spot
[me containing the basket was not revisit
her ed; as on all previous voyages, the
woman was left to her fate and the
the schooner crossed to San Miguel Island
abe without her.
lt- In July, 18r3, Captain Nidever again
had went to San Nicolas, determined to
Ion rescue the woman if she could be
re- found. Before, he had gone to find ot
ish ter and seal; now he had a nobler
rer- quest.
a- He anchored midway of the north
westersn shore of the island, near Cor
alt ral Harbor, where the natives had
ill, embarked in 1886. At this point and
ets at the western extremity of the Island
pa- Is found an abundance of good water,
ay. seal and fish. Here Captain Nidever
ad made cramp, and with his men began
lag a systematic search. On the second
at. day a hat was discovered upon the
tis rUge, and de approaching it, piles of
me ashes and bones were seen at 10
e eatrane.
its Within the enclosure sat the object
hb of their search, talking aloud to her
I se it, and with a rude knife, manffae
Ith tumrd from a plece of rusty ron hoop,
led washed up by the waves, she was dil
n- gently craplng blubber from a piece
)at of sealkin.
L She watched the approach of the
rp- men with Interest, but made no at
nd tempt at flight. She was clothed in a
he garment of eormoradt skins whleh
be reached nearly to her ankles, and her
be. throat and arms were bare. Her hair
is was yellowed by the na and tangled,
rn and her sQhin where exposed, was
yb. brown, but where protected by her
- robe it was quite tair, showing her
a o be oft ste or Toltec origin. She
Sreslved her visitors with the quiet g
and diganty of a queen, greeting each t
Swithl a ibow and a smle. She talked
ire InesUsmntly, but no word of hers could 1
ad be mdarstood, although the Indians of
do the rescuing party spoke several dial
. ects In e hbut was a re, and when
tr- the aptain and his men were seated.
the woman roasted roots, termed "car- t
n emoatt' by Calitfornians, which she 4
en served to the eplpany an abalone
tly sha b.
to Os day she took her new comrades I
l. to a deep hidden grotto, where bub I
ad bled a cmol spring from whence she
h- drew her supply of ater for cooking.
or Here they found several unique water a
o Jars woven by her of the Islad
n grasses, and lined with asphaltum, w
in whieh 1s pleatitful on the western U
Ssabore. he water Jars resembled h
y- wldemoutbsd bottles, and would hold "
from two to six quarts. It was inter
he eating to watch her make baskets a
Ln water tight She would drop into them
ft bits of asphaltum and hot pebbles, a
ma whirling them deftly as the asphaltum :
e- liquaed. It required skill and pDl h
id tieese,, but when they were thorough
rs ly galvasnied with a thin coating the
11 ars were both light and durable.
a, A second spring near the above- h
iI mentioned grotto she used as a lava- h
a tary, and would frequently visit it, for p
af she was very cleanly in her habits. g
e At the expiration of a month, when I
d the schooner was ready to depart, she a
fwas made to understand by signs that t
ir she was to go on board. She evidenced ti
t the pathetie strugle she had wated
mo with want in the years oft solitude by
a gatherig together everyf tragment of
s. food tn her possession. Id the evices
4 of roots and in other spots secure rom t(
La the depredations of the wie dolgs
a- whieh infsted 8an Nicolas she had t
a laid up stre of bones and other re *
ntfse in anticipation of some futoture I
r, "starvation time. These she insisted
t lshold be carried with her. Once on a
i- boar and the irebrand she had a
- tbrought burned to ashe she elong 6
Sclosely to the stove, showlag that she "I
* often sffered from cold, as well as tl
4 hunger. a
a Captain Nidever conveyed the In- .
ir dies woman to his home in anta u1
e Barbara, where she lived in his amgp gi
r until he death. She was suppwosed
to be about fitty years of age when a
arseuet. '
a. She had a d el, loving nature and sI
o was of a pecuall happy disposition. a
r How she had retained these quamities t
SIn her years of atlr life Ie s a mys
r. tery. She became much attached to
It her new friends, and they In tarn gave
Sher a maost eordial aeetion. he ws a
Snatrally itntelligent and fll of re- el
p. sources, and soon learned to communI- a
I. eate with those about her. Sh, told of a
. her asorrow at the death ot her eldest 5
a ehS, who was devoured by wild dogs a
* a the day her soe were tabs. 1
tban the Isanda by pWIatt eubbsa ta
Speams bish met a i th it
Iltes w A'ewh the motbae drives by hua
get, was oreed to leave is tnprotected
a 4 go forth In search of fooeed
8d trange to say, t wh oean hd te'
mulated an apparently feat language
of her own, which no one was able to
understand. Three of the mission
] fathers, versed in every Indian dialeet
on the California coast, were quite un
Sable to make themselves understood.
Some of the former inhabitants of San
Nicolas were brought from San Gab.
rlel and Los Angeles, but they were
also unable to converse with her or
interpret her language. But few of
her words have been remembered.
Man she called "noehe," the sky, "toyg.
wah," a hide, "toeah."
Possibly the Alaskian Indians, who
overran San Nicolas in the early part
of the last century, left upon her memre
ory an Indelible impression of their
nomenclature, whlch superseded her
native tongue In the years when hu
man association was denied. This Is
a question that might be settled from
the meagre vocabulary she has left by
some enthusiastic, painstaking student
of philology.
Travelers abroad who visit the Vati
can In Rome, and are permitted to
view the priceless relies from many
of the lands that have been gathered
there, will And among the collection a
basket woven of Island grasses, and
within it a wonderful feather robe
made of soft breasts of the cormor
ant. This garment was fashioned by
the deft Angers of Morenita, the In
dian woman, when she dwelt alone
upon the Island of San Nicolas.-Los
Angeles Times.
coawdnlr Overdese.
Whoever has a short memory for
names and faces will be able to ap
predate the experience of a residet I
of Detroit, whos story Is told by the a
Free Press of that city. The lady's
friends, who recognise her inability 1
to ft names and faces together, say t
that she usually makes up In et c
what she lacks in memory. A
One afternoon recently, says the
lady, who tells her own experience, I
was sitting on the veranda when a
rather nie looking young man, carry- c
ing a small satchel, came up the walk. 1
He bowed pleasantly, and I returned
his greeting as coardially as I could,
while racking my brain for his name.
He looked familiar, but I could not
recall his name. Rere was an old
friend from out of town. probably
perhaps a relative of my husband
and I must not all to cordiality. So
I greeted him warmly, shook hands
and invited him to be seated. I sad I
was delighted to see him, and knew
my family would be equally glad. I
regretted that so long a time had
elapsed since we had last met. I
hoped his famy was qute well, aad
o course he had come to dinner.
Thus I rattled on, fearng to let him
discover what a hypocrite I was, and
oping all the whil that his name
would mone to me. nlarly he aan
aged to say:
"I'm afraid yu don't know who _I
am." ' n
"Oh, yes. I do," I responded. "Of H
course, I know pesfeiy." a
"No. I am su you dem't eve know h
my name." b
"Well," I admitted, "yerr name has re
escaped as for the moment, "but I am p
so wretched a name! Dea't tell me; ti
I shall reosagl4 p time. c
"Do not try," responded the young
man, pleassatly. "I am only the iqw- di
ins machine man. I came to repatr o
your machine." ac
A sate eiit ts wish a CnMer. to
There are a few line. in "The Art .
of Revolve-Shooting," a recent book i
by Mr. Walter Winans, the noted re- ca
volver shot of Great Britain, whlich m
we specially penned for a small but to
dangerous class of people. p
Mr. Winans once left a revolver ly.
ig em a table in his tent at Blaley dur- Io
ing a competition. Some vistors
dropped in, one by one, to lunch. First
came an eldely lady. She sat down t.
ear th t able, and her eye ImedilatUe de
ly tell on the revolver. Bhe snatched t
It up with a laugh, and potinthig it at I
Mr. Wieans, said:
"Ill shoot your"
"Put it downr said Mr. Whlans,
speaklJ ng s peremptori as a host e
may. The lady obed, and Mr. WI- tr
nsas explained to her how lnjadlicious a
it was to point a revolve at any one, ,
how it migtht have been laded, and fe
Whle ho was spuking tin came a o
elegyman. He sat down and began ei
talkng pleasantly. All at once hlis eye w
caught the revolver. Seizing it and t,
raring with latghter, he poiantesd it at ,
Mr. Witnas, layins: i
"Now Ip shoot yo to
"I lecked up that revolver!" ts Mr.
Wina's grm comment. And be would
have been glad, o may he sure, to
have made the aame dspoal, tem
prarily at least, of his illy guesta.
Had the scularity o the lady or the
clergyman resulted fatally, as stmlar
conduct huas often done, the plea at
the eoroner's inquest would have been
the old, weak cue: "Didn't-know--it a
-wa-s-loaded" wI
______ ch
0 tShe Wemeas. s
It Is not a anusual thig to be able
to waken oneaeI at a certain time, be
yet the habit may be carried so far as we
to be almost mysterious in its delicete ye
accuracy. Says8 the author of "Three ld
Men on Wheels:"
There are men who cen waken them. es
rslves at mny time, to the minutte. They wI
ay to themslvee. as they lay their wi
hads upon the pllow: "Fourthirty,"
"four*forty-Eve" or "bArve-tteen," a sp
the case may be; and when the time ed
ons, they open thelir eyes. It is ve t
wederul, this. The more on dwell d
upn It, the greater the mystery e
prows s e e ep within us, acet In- i tn
e epend oty o our omemdo sel L
must be capable ef eeenaug the hbears a
while we elep. Undled by clock eo
su or an other mediam known to
or Av enes,u It keep watch through,
the darkness. At the aomet mement 1i
whispers "time? and wQ awake
The week of an oel rivrd fellow
called bi to e koat etedA eB sera.
ien half es hori befor hLgsh tie. ew d
r once did be verSesep by half a
mintnte At h- he pawv up wecklng
out the timm der htheifi He swea
sleep a dQmeades sungs ,
Smning, at a disesnt Ibrrm t tate t
b new China Cteets.
S he new china closets are much
o higher than those in use of recent
f years, and very many of them set up
d. quite high on leo A lower shelf of
g. wood to display large bowls, pitchers,
etc., is often seen on these latest clos
e ts, too
S The PMshleuable Reoeen.
dr Screens of hugely blossomed cre
er tonne are the fashion for a feminine
u- bedroom. Those of plain green with a
is tapestry square let into each panel
m near the top still hold their own for
Sa library or living room, but the leath
at er one. of heavy, metallic-finished
roanskin, fastened on with huge bronze
d. nailheads, Is far and away in the lead
to for hall or dining room. In fact, so
y popular and fashionable have these
d become that they are used everywhere.
a Their price of from $40 to $7 will
id keep them exclusive.
r. How to lave a Good Light.
y I will tell the young housewife in a
o- little practical talk not only how to
ie keep from breaking so many lamp
Ni chimneys, but also how to clean
a lamp so as to have a clear, steady,
brilliant light, for I think in your first
housekeeptiS a well kept lamp is an
it important factor, not only for happi
P- ness and cheerful conversation around
it it, but for your health and eyesight
e also.
's Lamp chimneys are not so liable to
7 break upon exposure to changes of
Y temperature if they are put in a pan
t of cold water and allowed to heat
gradually until the water is boiling hot,
h then allow it to cool again. The com
I mon kerosene lamp used In almost
a every household will give a bright,
V" clear light if properly cared for. The
C. bowl of the lamp should be kept full
d of oil, but when not used the wick
should be turned down, to keep the
oil from oosing out. If the wick is
-t soaked in vinegar, then thoroughly
I dried before it is put in the lamp, it
will not smoke. When you wish to
clean the flues, founts, etc.. wash them
o in a suds made by dissolving a tea
a spoonful of pearline into a pint of hot
water. Clean well, then rinse in clear,
warm water and wipe dry in soft
cheesecloths. Fill your lamps every
day and clean every day also. See that
the Sues St tightly. As you live in
the country you will use lamps alto
gether, anad this is an excellent method
for cleaning.--N. H. H., In Parn,
PIeM and Fireside.
eo Keep ervas Alive.
SNoething adds more to the attractive
neas of a room than a pot of ferns.
" But how to manage ferns when they
come from the forist is what few
housewives know. If the intention
be to pot them singly they should be
repotted in a sise larger only than the
pots, as will naturally acomumodate
the size of their roots. Place bits of
chacoal or broken pottery an inch in
depth in the bottom of the pot for
drainage. Cover this with a thin layer
of moss or leafy refuse to prevent the
soil from washing through.. An ideal
soil Is rich, flaky leaf mould, with one
fourth part coarse, sharp sand well
mixed In. In the absence of letf
mould, well rotted sod, rich in de
cayed roots, is excellest; or chip dirt,
mixed with decayed straw or such mat
ter; with either of these use the same
proportion of sand.
One need not always go to the woods
for leaf mould; in many a sheltered
fence corner and under the edge of
walks the leaves from shade and other
trees find lodgment year after year and
decay. Manure bshould not be added to
the soil for ferns; an exception may
be made with very strong growing va
rietles-a little may be added with
beneficial results if so thoronughly de
cayed that it looks like rich black
earth. A few bits of charcoal varying
frmn the else of a pea to that of a
walnut esy. be scattered through the
soil; they keep the soil sweet, and
ftern roots seem to like the little nooks
and crannies afforded by them Bits
of broken brick may be substituted;
either hold moisture, and you will and
when turningl the plants out for repot
ting that the main mass of roots have
made their way around these and down
into the drainage matter in the bot- I
tom.--Chicago Chronicle.
Minced Eggs--Chop hard boiled eggsI
and heat to boiling in milk seasoned
with butter, pepper, catsup or say
chopped herb; thicken with flour, and
serve garnished with crmoutons.
Meat Cake-Mince any cold beeft or
beefsteak, and mix it with an equ al
weight of bread crumbs; add a little t
very finely chopped onion and pars
lay, a little stock, seuaslng and a I
well beat esg. Form into a cake, t
sad try in dripping (about an bnece
will be sufasicient). This may be served
with or without brown dce
Butter Rolls-Dissolve two table
spoonfutals of better In ma pint of sead
ed milk. When cool add one scant l
teaspoonful of salt, one tablepoonful 1
of seuar. on-half of a yeast cake diei
solved in a little warm water and
eough Sor to make a ms deagh. I
Knead lihtly for fe taneses and set
aside to ree. When very light -mitke
tioe mean rol and let rise agI ;
then bake  s modetste even lor ain.
Prose Jely-4ios pe4 or muss,
one-half ben of slatis. soak ae
pruen over night and stew unt ten
der In ha w t Mr whith S have
been etaka, Raemn the asnes as I
sweeten in Uas 3selk ap t as- I
doc If s an te Le wammat
9*** whI:ICrS-le o.Ist seteS
It as the agrj4iturat degatmnt
that started the premset rgtLnsei wt-
on mosqultoes, sad now it has uitrted
One on the fly. A special form of t~up
has been devised, whieh it is bettered
will prove to be beterr than ything
yet tried sad di nse for making it
are to be distributed throughout the
country. The Sy renders some service
as a Scavenger, but it is so potent a
at faeter in the spread of disease that ft
hp should be killed off as r a sM poIblba
a, Professor Simon Neweomb, in an ar
5tile published in McClure's  tlamine
expressees doubts as to the realisation
of aerial navigation, unless some way
of controlling gravity shall be disoov
8- ered. The balloon is too bulky, the
s, flying W-1 J-'- on a very small scale
a may be I 4lble, but hardly on a large
el scale, ,.eight offering an obstacle
rt which will increase with every addl
e- tion to the size of the machine, more
O rapidly than the propelling and sus
1r taming power can increase. •
0 When the two Hungarian scientists,
b Messrs. Pollak and Virag. displayed
e their new telegraphic apparatus at the
8 Paris exhibition last year, they were
invited by the French government to
make experiments with it over the
lines between Paris and Lyons. On ac
a count of the enormous expense, how
o ever, the inventors declined the invita
p tion. 8ince that time, however, they
a have established a line of their own
I. extending from Buda-Peath to Flume,
it a distance of 375 miles, and have been
n carrying out a series of tests with their
- apparatus. A speed of 40,000 words
d per hour has been attained.
A distinguished English authority is
I veterinary science suggests that the as
bra be domesticated as a beast of bur
Sden in British Eant Africa and the
t Uganda protectorate, where these anl
m mals are found in great number. It
is well known that they are immune
to the poison of the terrible tsetse fly,
which horses and mules are not, and
e that of itself 'woall be of inestimable
advantage. The adult sebra is domes
c ticated with great diffmculty, but these
would be little trouble in getting the
young, and they might readily be
trained. They would be specially
adapted to army use in Africa and
Dr. Calmette, the director of the
Pasteur Institute at Lille, and the die
coverer of a curative serum for the
effects of snake. bite, Is said to have
been severely bitten recently on the
hand Sy a trignocephalus. Without ae
lay he gave himself an injection 6f
his anat-verom serum, but nevet
Is. the nand swelled and acute fever
set in but by the afternoon of the
same day he was sumdelntly recovered
to attend a sitting of the conseil goner
al of the department and an the fol
lowtng day was perfectly wel- Dr.
Chalmette has thus aff6rded in his own
person though unlatenteoally, a coan
vincing proof of the eacy of his rem
A Preach seleatle investigator be- d
lieves that he has dacovered a flash- |
light powder compongd which is prae- a
tically smokeless. The principle is to s
keep the magnesia that is formed when o
magnesium powder is exploded as i
much as possible attached to a heavy p
substance that will not easily fly about a
tad which soon falls of its own weight. p
A substance suitable for this purpoe t
is found is the binoxid of barium. At a
red heat this substance gives up ball t
its oxygen and supplies that necea- j
set for the rapid combustion of the a
magnesium towder. As the binensid
muot be kept from contact with the a
air the flash powder is made up in col- i
lodion capsules. This Is also con- e
asmed and its combuostion adds to the I
intensity of the light developed. The a
proportion of smoke prodaced by flash
light powders of this description is
as small as 10 percent compared with
ordinary makes.
LAtinl Phmeeh.leg. r
The psychology of animals is a sab
Jet which seems to be progressing
rapidly, says the London Graphic. Not "
long since a society in Parls for the
Investigation o the soul osf' am iV'
made the great discovery thalt lons
were reeadr and meakeys vaf.I tore
reentIl a savat, after an l aSperi- -
mats at the nologiai gaildes, aie- ;
Ited proof of the high a ti-eth ca- _
pmetes of the feline trib A ti~er 
pmrred and smilrver a piece I wool
lipped in laveaddr water, anda lion
hit his consort on thd ide of theid
when she approached s bottle aoe
s colosge. AJmther profesor ,assowm
how tnat aimaIs are at le.k as
subfjot to hypnotte lsulme as met
Lobsters fo instance 'when stesd oaln
heir head for five or ten minute be-I
mm so thoroughly bypnotised tlhat
loggkling did not awaken them."
Gunea pigs are equally susceptbise,
if care is taken to avoid malnlg a
qeaky noise. It is euriols that Ina
thts investigatlon into animal psy
shology seientife appliances are not
more used. The phonograph would
be of inestimable value nla the bands
f an experaimenater in lnding out the
aguage and might be tamot as use
ul as "g as hrynoticall at eroco-lp
del" or "ianlag guinala pigs like
a top." _
The quation o pavements will be
Iamenely afected by the advent of hi
the motor ear, and it is just possoble !
that a afew yetrs we may witaeas the
eal condition of hard, smooth, non
aorbent pavements over which run III
m Aid, saIless and odorless machlnes. t
if this ideal oadition is ever attained, ta
tps The Hapital, Iandon ad-the ;
larger towns will be the healthiest, the br
mot ptemat ad the t mest conavenient I1
t all pla n ls which to reside.
Mrs Fria--New that I have eo- a
gaged yu, Bridaet, I am golagtobegln th
right awa to livte you a little traitn-l f
t i the sit nof waIa n guests. a.
.n se, my daughte is comig out bi
mo a n ns
elest so ear n alS.m
mmmm,+:, ..Ie
I, • ,
id I~reh ia re Isterp
a if dg ins the aol ab sithar roots.
S Waves aetaelly measured dasing
a heav stare as the Net snemawlck
ittrneit, bottom of trot umto
n0 Wearo m*t te aw en forame
war T- rom 80the to of0 fet
r. to seventas seconds.
IThe Lmerinl Ademy I Peters.
R burg as vent an expedition to Sol
le n Ia Siber to recver the  -
mains of a mammoth which have baes
e faund there perfset peervatiae.
The skin, hair aend wle aur east l.
intaet and the stomachb uotaisr eo
matter of tos alt met o the bep
t Another lt An tio ae the nk that
d existed between the animal of the
el04d World and the New in Tfore
Sages has bea apevered sto the baso
r~ sta gptaM selop*tthe feet of Plet.
C Peak. This andmal was, unla any
not Inhabiting this au*e b Wet be- a
r strong resesnhanca to the antelope ;t
the Himalayan reis In i Ad a. Tie
Ibones of a slende-lmbed species of
mhorse, now extinct wer found at the
D same place.
It hs been undthat atadpth of
s pboat 200 fathoms the light of the an
riAtieh eu-n-s ras ters cpapal I
with the starllght of a lear night at
e the surface. At rster depths the I
su-ig. i ,"6 ltvLu a:d
e evea at the bottom, and &Ior. too. Ths
lts Ig t %v off ,ifi qead tormn otf
, `ai as al al as dbr te otif t
r swim, and is of a phosphoreseent rus I
,tae. Dr. Alsnl v Asasts sey
I that the celoea a tred . e ap lak e s4
- both brwllrIto rd W e oart, sdt
there is considerable illumination pro
e twced by ql4gapld Aes ares
rough forests ofphosphorescent sear
peanrs and fan and red corils.
nThe a dna aceahJ tt|.
frogs and eve debris of destroyed
hous et. , , seredte hain a  eeeet
eumbei of the Monthnly Weather b. I
view. It is very rare that these e oL.
feets an es traced to their w re. but
there are autheat cses of pieces of
paper and othe diºla r iht objects 
being carried to patats twenty or Af ty
atriae dis atfaci eommun i
..as $i , t lb dac[ j amenofl
the onelal obsee or.whee ha. I
Ireds o uttfs Eiste, piech, dst.
etc.) were fooaund In tha pea# between
the cott rws in a el at Tiler's t
perry, south Carolina. after a heavy
tboas ratn.
.al~ur s dentistry by the aid of t
eaotr current, while not entobusistl
ael adveate4 s aevertheles, as
pedatlahlty. T ' prineiple is to pro.
dace leel anaesthesia by meansat
high frequeW restas of$ puret i.
tensity. Dr. D'Aneaval, the Vreme
sveat who s"o radlestl opposed 1a
elesetmwtea. hs w rked et the 4e.4
tails at the app aratas used. It is e- w
ported that the satste isr of lore , oa
sa, epain teeth D be malle soboet i
painlessly, but molars have gives more a
trouble. The itemnsity employed is
shost s.enth fieBn ampere, and the 2
time of application about five minutes. g
Wl nley. ag sqaevientS-four pyarI
duceds he Ohe aurr et is turned on
%otd petuness In this t
sead~ltb enIn ·art now a part of a
every dtntsts segr i a thae t the P
tcal osf e theels would ts.CeL e
welcomed b ths erefaeso
S an oe nts urioieatly n t.
e ·ap, east Iof Mo entailts. B lees a
--near m feb n thebur tk SPrs homes
-ap--uh a a" ittc row visitn the
fourth a Daetem, Ws. )elther of
ehmkre that the h were comr
ac8h lsdy tad MAb up her mind
ta saidManl fri th ret that there :b
had ,bass e s t m k matb commeni
catlo. by at maeebe af the families.
Tllb was no hd IIdy occasion, no
aL s no kiws L *use.whatever that r
eklpse o thim three ladles at
the sae ith neeoled the idea of
t ear etbe b eet o
wA deldlosvery hastily on corm
tag. eah ledy estsd at once, and
at th vie the l t etra pleasure of h
giving the 4twr In Dayton a happy E1
anpl. e Tbers tas an unexpectedlt
geerat gaopri. Juest as the Ken- l
tucky lady Walked into her relative's bi
hoae the Kgsschuaetts sister arrived. wt
AstmUIshtut at gr eat height. be
Warm grtings were not yet over, r
bonnets ha not yet been removed, ve
when in walked the sister from Florl re
da. m
The 4pe staters are Mrs. Elizabeth gi
B. Bradford. of Pensacola. Fa.; hiMr. is
Dr. Aanle D. Campbell. of Boston, ;p
M)i ; Mrs. Jennie Botterfeld Smith. as
of Cynthiana, Ky.. and the oldest. -r
Mrs Willey, aged seventy-four years. al
af Dayton. Ohio. The four sisters had fes
net met since they were called to- te
twenty yars ago at the death th
bed of their father.--Cnclnnati En
A Frres or Neu.r Deem. se
If any one wants a curiosity in th. 9,
line of honey matnfacture the oppor- p,
tunity is offered to him on E. ill'. b
farm, east of Montavilla. Beee have
made s comb in the buck brush. ThIs to'
brush has a thick growth and the si
Itabs and branches are so closely lo
crossed as to be almost matted. In I,
one place the bees found the branches of
so close as to form the falls of a comb* the
and they Immediately proceeded to fll t,
the space with honey. I: Is common the
ftr the little busy bee to store his
sweets in the hollow parts of trees,
but this is the irst ease known where
a comb has been made In the opes.
Whosoever goes In quest of the cul-r
sity sbould bear is miad that the
beus a just new Is esmmsad th
-wi-.t Sal" -
-tMO a -gte
al arelet~d biy tw trnostv lac
tm "4'is flai ad. that --aatrr d
TW b e tiea. the - .r
t.o 6 t Is the or s. ba( l&ame d
teat s treigth, as at o lip- as ,
s-.I Li,d co l e ttr a -.
t f %b"e ! the 1issing as asetphe a
bt n attea tw -eu dua at the be ar
aadt bso te m tises atb staid rm
-- and coti, mes er r et s atl M
dblotess, ago s.e is a te ma s
a The most Metal tood t e ,-he
bel bar. rS sa wa e a V i
of the anie reious. The seir ti 1
th4 ,tha a b l Jitet eoc i a +r0 idt
lt e l 4a e bthaea gy nt c, it. s i
she S te s he ie e s t-I se w
e Iso a m. the waat the +aeei abot, ei
Sslhets,:itseaIs hem, ed.a ,
---mht e s am eu ea eu eeirwrns a
it t'ho ia the seili g be sp.m .
btb t the y . 'mw 'd b .
5. and pl eak ) tes rh t Ig ft I
rr assage swr the, e
it Sanlug tie vimta for algae Ia
Smemy's approach. Drg ,
dn tie "1$d .I- ad. " -
i id t te ta a for a
. with g eater be't tes rapidity, aced
{p to hi.s- ..o , ,. .o . ,
.ad! lt feot of he ing haror
sees. Wheo but h 10oril ofth away.,
Ms ter senal -' a a1$ tdis eqlst a
` thesmelfwere r , his
;, lfhia it5sin Q.Is et kit pew- S
S paIw theks the smaller brute
Slasipts Ma ad tar s way m kthell
hole that be Oeasof escape by that0
- way. eve if the blow yahted is no t
ia Wlater SiM the the il coperer
thy snwe a theis Meo allowed out .
by _thea d saetea o ear usei, ovelag
"aol or !tr s Wo
ts mee slb theasiws eo tg sur Iote
st freek ir.'
... aH lbs upoe bar whhes rests
" whoe at Ir seasearrp. ars arte --s
searts o the sail ae B ead e h Ier
an thle slor sybes of ampi
Th ni t ist paw, mpalurg thes a -
bears ca heler t is tem aretic wiaetr. r
Tshe eioye epters of the Pharoahe w
tihem bt 't is times of holly or
spile wood, t whlich the kings of the tI
I Framr dynasties, and even
hriademsugl himself, were proud, are ia
•uge of the past, says the Jewelers' sw
Iular Weeakly. In these times gold,. r
b6 meet precious stones and the skill
The one of the Emperor William is -
he old scepter of Prussia, a heavy r
eamenated staff of gold surmounted
with a globe upon which rests the
Prussian two headed eagle. The ueagle,
whotse outspread wingsi. are adorned
Sprecious stones, holds t he enot right
"lon the trident of Neptune and in the
et a battle sword, symbols of empire
ye land and sea.
Te one of the Hapabl rgd o, the a
dent scepter of the Holy Empire. re
m tans. but it a of polished gold, with s l
with a large s lobe, d earing the Hape -
burg arms and crowned wit hthe out
spread eagle and cross. Otho II. bears
The glowbe and Othe IV. addso the cmross. I
The Csar Nichotas II, has at Moscow b
:he simplest and most elegant of seep
ters, a long staff of chased gold, sur
mounted with a globts and the two s
aglels of Russa, betwenentrh re whch a
nthe atrms oft the Romanoff, incrusated ly
with recious ston nes. the ll
England has no hlitoric scepter. I -
There has boreen much written about
the indifference of the harvest through (
Englandehd year. It is true enough yo
that many partso the croph are thi a
an d the straw extraordinarily shorte
but there aprer exceptions. Aronedio
who his visited the fen country must C
be astonished at the luxuriance cof the s
vest of wheat and barley for many sra
years, and the crop of roots are ec
mou Whethr or no this is alto
gether to the fna eal good of them
rarmer is another question, for in re
sand, America. ad the continent the th
will be low. There is a proverb among1
fen farmers that 'a bad year is bet- at
5cr than a good, and a good worse al
u- Doe* yad Woemmea*., 11
Elias Howe, Jr., the investor of the age
sewing machine, was born ia Spencer, mu
hass., and the Spencer tolk have ag
painted a statement of that fact on a le
passengers in the tralns of the Bos
sign reads: "Down in the valley be- 53
low, Elias Howe, Jr.. inventor of the aIt
sewnglachine, and ansa iustrious eon ke
lT a huge hand with Sugers polnting in 5i
the direction of the birthplace of he
lavedter.-Providence Journal. 53
German experts have ascertata8in P
that railway raiel deteriorate soemer *
Is thanes than elsewhere beamse at
the *abel of ae e at saeen hal
ot ase oat 1
+-i . w Min s
1 ganW
fi w-. M......
dl lg lls xe . arlr '," s
ea -rat '1 MpF
~ tt Smo domes
a 4,a-•
. -o ,
i "Wo e I* *
e that .ver n J .
a lend p oeMry? Afi. .
O . , r " ANetet thy'
that w el ris an e i.
er ms
rOae ethm a4,° t
ommswate t"Cls 1dly
l Me. -t lgs tt
'1a grhat deal et
t ahe at lstoea, to
wa aMb a l nn
I u
,hems or awhbsl g 4
I quiete at
Soo.mat whe hnnis vta
"i el w e sh
-alethes to a tnu
Soat we ho s wegh
rIe The o am e he
* te ehd I aet
a alatn beer. puuss
m whad beeo ha
- N. thre tim
swrg t eee
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