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til!' nk'hty ruler of the desert, afford
ing Id our own Meal tonncd from our
t orle knowlot'si! of him, than the
r:.L'hty colossus of Memphis, which
Tffw belongs to the liritish nation,
liaised from its Nik' bed within the last
few years, whore it has lain face down
ward for centuries, rcpasins calmly
beneath the waters of the sacred river
nave at t ho dry Reason, when It be
came visible until thi? Inundation ajrahi
burled It, it now rests hijrh and dry
above all dangers of Ll.-rh water, on
Lei'Vy pedestals of stonework. Orig
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U; Jy this figure stood on one side of i the entire lower portion of the skull,
U.doors of the magnificent Temple j the largo pair of grinding teeth and the
of l'thah, the ancient god cf Universal . gigantic tusks (which are the homo
Life or Artisan of the World, as he ! logues of the Incisor teeth in man) are
is called by Jamblichus, whose temple ; complete. The latter fall little short of
l:ainof-e3 II. further enriched with the being the largest elephant tusks thus
colossi. The companion figure, how- far described among cither living or
ever, which supported the opposite fossil members of this family. So far
portal is absent, and its representation j as preserved they measure thirteen
tis shrouded in mystery, the mute but
nprojsive lips of the recumbent statue J
luhig hrmly the secret thereof. In
lU t. there is but littk evidence remain-
in,?' this temple, save great mounds ;
of5ecaying and crumbling granite and j
There is a, marked facial resemblance i
nraong all the stone representations of
Iiameses II. which is curiously notice
able on account of the difference of
period nnd place of construction. The
universal likeness predominates among
the jilanerons bass-reliefs and colossi;
from fu youthful outline at Bayt-cl-Welly'to
the older representations at
Abydos, and so on to the caryatid
colossi of the temples, the fallen statue
cf P.cdreshayno, and the crowning
glory of the magnificent colossus of
the Ilamesseum. The . same -boyish
gr;Trrof features is followed in matur
jr.fty. developing into the completed
physiognomy of the older representa
tions. The illustration fails to thrill
on? with an appreciation of the magni
tude of this colossus, the estimated
li'"o Pf which is about fifty feet, the
1 h or helmet alone measuring
ne feet, and which is standing
v.. .ital at the left of the Illustra
tion.""! Je symmetry of the right arm
is noticeable, s is also the firm grasp
of the hand, which is characteristic
of power. Scientific American.
Among the recent Inventions in med
ical apparatus is a sweating-robe heat
ed by electricity for the treatment of
such diseases as are susceptible to the
influence of electricity applied in the
fornl-t heat. The robe is made of two
layerssowed together. A resistance
wire arranged in zigzag folds is inter
posedJoetween these layers. When in
use the patient is.wrappod in this robe,
and a current of the proper strength
is passed through the resistance wire
to generate heat. The arrangement of
the wirg poles is sacli as to evenly
distribute, the heat throughout lite
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ELECTKIO SWEATING I OBE.
A'O. Py regulating the current vary- j broad bands of cement. In the grind
ing degrees of Leat may be obtained, j ers of the Northern mammoth the en
On account of the zigzag disposition s atncl plates are extremely numerous
of the resistance v.ire, the robe ir.ay le and closely I'.pprtssed. and there U
readily roll id up
u tiuull bundle.
Lived in Texas.
Helntlvc of ILirnuai'a Jumbo,
Uiit IUier Than That
Inimcnnj Circus lJrute.
" " N the basement of the American
Museum of Natural 1 1 1 -1 ry stain's
t!i" t kch-toii of Jumbo, oi.t c li e
- central attraction of i;.(nr,iiii'H i ;,;
show. Ever Kino.' it was placed o!i
-x liH.ltli n til;'' Mg frame of lmin' lias
loon oia of tlii p-puhr show j.Ioe. s
of the lastitiitini), l ut n rlviil for public
favor was milled to tin' Fossil Mani
T11K COLOSSAL TATL'K
inal Hall In the form of a skull nnd j
tusks of an animal of the same family i
which was much larger than the cele
brated circus- elephant and lived hun
dreds of years before Jumbo made his
debut in the sawdust ring. The speci
men was discovered in the sands of
Western Texas many years ago by an
amateur collector, and was only.ie
cently secured by the American Mu
seum. The upper portions of the skull
have been reproduced in plaster, but
feet six Inches from the base of the
tusks to the tips, and there is at least
n toot broken away trom the end ol
the tip, making the total estimated
length fourteen feet six inches. On
leaving the skull, the tusks (which
were undoubtedly used for fighting
purposes) curve downward nnd out
ward, then upward and inward, until
the tips almost meet each other. The
height of this animal must have been
at least thirteen feet; thus he was cor.-
siderably higher than Jumbo.
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SKILL OF IMPERIAL MAMMOTH.
Recently mounted and placed on exhibition at the American
Museum of Natural History.
Found In Texas.
A scientific description of the inter
esting exhibit states:
The single molar or grinding tooth
Is distinguished from that of the mam
moth of the extreme North, Elephas
primigenius, and that of the Columbian
mammoth of the Middlv United states,
Elephas colunibi, by its very large
size, and by the comparatively small
number of its enamel pi atcs, which aie
set widely apart and surrounded by
little or no cement
lla r fore, adds mcaily our I.nowl-
c ice, IHlil. together Willi the gl.lllt fort
Utah which w 111 -hoii!y be placed en
"Xiiililtinll. gives ail impressive Id".l ol
the e!!oiuioi: y',;:t attained by tiie carl.v
Pi .-'l.sio cue or pro-gl.iclal elephants of,
tiiis country. New yuri- Tribune, j
A mt I'ltltrru Tor Ov?r!l.
A patent has Just been granted to
Mr. linden.. A. Ildston for a now form
of overalls hiih (an ho quickly up
plied, allow p 'I'i'cct Ma' of i;ioenio:it
t, tiie wearer, ami prevent cruiajl ni
of trousers over which this Improved
oanueat is worn. Th" garment, ns il
lustrated, eovrs com-ilelely tiie front
of tin' body nml 10,.,.. It Is lie1. J i.
place by portions passing over the
shoulders ami by flaps attached which
extend around the back of the trunk
nnd legs of the wearer.- The garment
is snug fitting over the trunk, but fits
loosely over the legs. Owing to the
fact that the rear portions of the knees
and hips are not covered, perfect free
dom of movement la allowed at these
points, nnd since the garment fit.- loose
ly over the lower portions it allows the
troupers !ieiu'rtth to hang properly aiid
does not crumple or gather, them In
bunches. The readiness with whic
tiiis improved overall can be slipped on
over the oulimiry trousers an, I but
toned in place is a feature wbiei
should appeal to all woikmeu. ISclen
English bequests to eh:uit!es
ing RiO'J amounted to ?2U,ro:.MKiO. flu
laige-st Inqiust was by W. R. Sutter.
of ?7..7" .'!: for the establis!
f t I o M feP?
A KSW DES O:l IX 0 ERALL3,
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limpid ;-:r"t gc-.vi!i ::(;-,;;(? a r-:i.
dl.ion of th,. noil tliat will finn'sh
pia::t I'm d as fast as the plan; can
lake it up. or. ia othrr v.-onis, whc:i
we o! i;-e ! f i rce a crop v, must J'.il
the !-'il witli maiiUiv sueli nil c;;-te:-.t
as will funiisli a continuous sup
ply of material ni thr roughly decoia-po'-cd
that tiie rail may be kept filled
with Venn of plant Lod that have
m.lidl with both air and water, and
thus fj-r.K-d taulecu'cs that are ready
to be -ibsorl od by the plant foods r.ri
rast and as long as needed.
poil por. Tin: i:ASPi'-i:nny.
The laspi-erry pto,f(rs a rich soil,
but will also thrive on the lightest
soils. Tiie f-prce between the rows
should he weil euiihatc.l nnd kept
ek-an. A crop of cow peas may lie
grown hue. after the lurries are picked
nr the pea vines plowed under late
e season, followed by rye, which
slionid be turned under In the spring.
A (iressing of air-slaked lime on the
land, after plowing the pea vines un
tler. will greatly benefit the soil. If
raspberries are given good care they
will pay as weil as ar.y of the smal'
Tnn tlum orchard.
In setting a p'.um orchard give u
northerly exposure, If possible, and one
cf considerable elevation. A wind
break on the cast i.s very desirable.
Plant close together in the rows, ten
to twelve feet, and twice the distance,
between rows, running rows north nnd
south. Mis varieties in the row nnd
keep the trees beatlcd low. Cultivate
to some ho:d crcp, or set small fruit
between the row, and keep well culti
vated. When in bearing thin the fruit
nnd market in peek and half-bushel
crates or baskets, hardiiug carefully
nnd packing before the fruit is tcj
A simple mode of propagating rcscs
!s claimed to have special advantage?.
Good cuttings nre placed in a bottle
containing water, and this botcle is
hung on the sunny side of a wall, ami
there left, additional water being sup
plied ns it is evaporated. The water
often becomes warm in the sunshine,
nnd in a comparatively short time the
cuttings form a callous, in less time, it
Is claimed, and more certainly, than
in soil. They are then planted in pots
in the ordinary way. S'orao good hy
brid perpetuals on their own roots
have been raised In this way. The ex
periment is very easily tried.
If flowers are desired they recjulre.
Yich ground nnd plenty of good food.
One of the best substances to use over
the ground around rose bushes, dahlias,
shrubs, honeysuckles,- etc., is tine bone
mer.l. It may be used literally and
chopped into the ground with a hoe.
II the weather is very dry spread one
,;cj old newspapers around the
potir bushes, to retain moisture,
jilmopihem in place with a few clods,
lisd? pterins nJ1 such plant; they
te benefited if a tablespoonful of
ammonia water Is added to every gal
lon of water used for sprinkling on the
ground, but do not apply it to the
A SATISFACTORY ANNUAL.
The petunia is one of the most satis
factory annuals. For early Cowering,
the seed may be sown In shallow
boxes in light, finely silted scil. Cover
lightly and place iu a gentle heat un
der grass. Shade from bright " sun
shine and keep the soil moist until the
seedlings appear. Transplant to other
boxes and later to small pots and set
in the ground in May or June. For a
succession, of plants, sow the seeds in
a coldframe or in open 'ground in May.
To secure the most satisfactory results
the plants should be tet in u light,
loamy soil, moderately enriched with
manure. A little bone flour and wood
If lin.. H'tM f.lyl i-nni ' It- i - 1 . t-1 . . rr' r . i-f
the lii'hucss of color and wealth o
THE STRAWBERRY PATCH.
Every garueu should have a straw
berry patch, and also raspberry, black
berry nnd grape vines, as weil as cur
rant and gooseberry bushes. It is the
variety In the garden that make:? It
so useful, r.nJ considering the vas
amount that may be grown on a smal
area, provided it Is made rich ?cd well
cultivated, it is the most profitable
portion of the farm. Every corner
should have a vine or bush, while, th,
fences may be made to serve as shel
ters and support, lie sure that all
small lin.ts a:e so p'.r.eed taat they
may secure p'.t nty or sunlig'-it rn;l he:
vm-s ami bullies ;;iay
set out in
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Lxc?Si-AlQ SortJ That Have the Cti J ir-'
A wry ebarialitg retinn,. in .,i(.
English I. olif.es N to ble growl;.
vines In u!as lix lovod pon hew. Tills U
the u-ry thing for half h-inly be ni'i,
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THE CIEUATI3 FAIRY QCCEX.
that cannot, live out of doors, nnd still
do not require the- heat of tne hothouse.
Here we sometimes see glass-inclosed
porchs, but almost never the vines
rowing Inside. Even vines that are
nearly hardy will bloom earlier thus
One English favorite for this sort
of culture Is tiie clematis Fairy Queen.
Th" Queen's best feature is her color,
which is pink, and her size, which i-t
Immense, i-'he shows gloriously In any
light, which cannot be said of our pur
ple clematis. In addition to this pink
the great flowers are shaded to a
deeper color. She Is a hybrid; most of
the big ones are from the Chinese and
Japanese species of various sorts. The
illustration shows the exact form of
this pretty pink variety.
Rut, when it conies to color, we have
a native t-'-'.'JJ'lot clematis that is a gem.
It grows wild in Texas, nnd, according
to Joseph Median, Is hardy in Pennsyl
vania, springing up every year when
young and later not only maintaining
its position, but adding eight or ten
The rri.kv Clown.
(In Five Pictures.)
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Johnny Johnson (with Inflated hagi
"Sh-h! See uit- bust this b.;g by my
grandma's ear." (Jrandm.i ( itter tin
e.'j,to.-ion, piaei.'iy laying her kn'.ttimr
'.. her I.'.p and lo.kin-r ncvurJ the
door) "Come i:i." Tit-P.lts.