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& The man who has an automobile which breaks the record considers himself lucky if it does not go to smash itself. Boston is afflicted with a milk famine, but the devoted people will no doubt bear up as long as the supply of beans holds out. J. Pierpont Morgan has paid $25,000 for a single book. Had he been looking for bargains, he might have bought a whole library for $25. The Skyscraper Trust will attempt to levy tribute upon the architectural as pirations of men who rre bent on the pre-emption of ethereal i,pace. South Dakota's "divorce colony" en ables the people to see a great many Easterners of notoriety who find the Da kota climate conducive to freedom. The Charleston sheriff who reports the case of a negro who grew a shade lighter through fear, while in jail, may have overlooked the influence of the jail lava tory. Aguinaldo's oath of allegiance may be stronger than $500,000 in cash, but Spain undoubtedly believes it is the part of wisdom for the United States to keep an eye on the captured rebel leader. Those who may be inclined to imitate the young plunger who is temporarily ex citing admiration in speculative cir cles, should not overlook the fact that the average plunge is downward. Cleverly handled in the interest of the promoter, the Panama canal can be made the last ditch of as much Amer ican money as was dropped by deluded French investors under the regime of De Lesseps. When the earthquake on Monday shook the Domabagtsche Palace, the Sul tan of Turkey remained calm. European monarehs give way to agitation not when the force that totters their thrones is seismic, but when it is revolutionary. The hinted retirement from the turf of Millionaire Lawson of Boston may be due to the fact that he Is now cultivating "sea legs" for the international yacht races, in which he will have a hand with the Independence. "The pomp and circumstance of glori ous war" will be diminished in Germany when the newly adopted regulation uni form comes into use. Coats, trousers and caps will be of greyish-brown cloth, and all shining buttons, buckles and ornaments will be done away with. The adoption of the shirt waists as a summer uniform by the letter carriers of Detroit settles the waist as a fashionable bit of summer gear not because the let ter carriers are a bad looking lot of fel lows, but because society will not put on service uniforms however much the devo tees of fashion may take to uniformity in garments, collars, neckties, etc. Edward Whymper, the well-known Al pine climber, who was the first to ascend the Matterhorn, has arranged to visit Canada this summer, with a view to climbing some of the unconquerod peaks in the Canadian Itockies. It is under stood that Mr. Whymper's chief object is Mount Assinaboine, about twenty miles south of Banff, which, in spite of several plucky attempts, has never as yet been scaled. The height of the moun tain is variously estimated at from 11, 800 to 12,(i00 feet. ermont is to have an "oldhome week" this year. It will be celebrated very gen erally throughout the state, and in a man ner quite similar to that adopted by New Hampshire last year. Gov. Stickney is at the head of a large committee, which is already busily at work planning for the celebration. The number of native Ver monters living in other states is nearly as large as the present population of the state, and the home-coming of many of these to the green hills and smiling val leys of the state promises to be the most notable event of the year. Ten cup defenders have been built for the international races on the Great Lakes, against two defenders for the America cup races on the Atlantic. The difference does not indicate that there is more yachting interest on fresh water, but is due to the fact that it costs oniy a few thousands of dollacs to be a com petitor in the lake races while it re quires about a quarter of a million of dollars to do things handsomely for the America cup. The races for the great ocean trophy have degenerated into a struggle between a few millionaires. The United States consul at Lyons, John C. Covert, lately visited a large chestnut factory which employs 250 wom en and girls. The chestnuts are peeled and boiled, and placed for three days in a vanilla syrup then they are drained, coated thinly with vanilla and prepared for shipment.. In France they are al most as common an article of food as beans. Mr. Covert is anxious that Amer ica should go into chestnut growing, and believes that, as sugar is 50 per cent, cheaper here than in France, the candied product would soon undersell the French article. Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont, widow of the "Pathfinder," has a claim against the United States government for lands taken from her in California. These lands were appropriated as far back as 1863 for military purposes. They had cost her more than $50,000, to say noth ing of interest since, and she has neve been paid for them. Gen. Miles, when he was in California, examined Into the subject, and pronounced her right to be unquestionable. Mrs. Fremont is now living with her daughter at Los Angeles. There has been delay in the settlement of the ease through the lack of concurrent action in Congress and the »-v Si That there is a future for the Florida ot ?-ige groves the Orlando Record firmly bi j^ves, but it also believes that there may be more wealth for Floridians in the truck gardens. "Orange county," re ports the Record, "is today "on a more .solid foundation of prosperity than it was in the palmiest days before the freeze, The grand celery and lettuce industries are bringing more real profit than did the orange. The cassava, the sugarcane, the broomcorn the potato and the kitchen vegetables are each bringing more money and distributing it better than was done when the orange hung safely on the tree." The •officers and men of the United States forces killed in battle and dying of wounds from the beginning to the end of the Philippine war numbered less than one thousand. The exact number was 908. Two thousand one hundred and twenty died from disease, making the to tal cost of the war to the United States in human life 3028. The total cost in money is calculated to have been $202, 583,000. This is the showing on the debit side of the ledger. On the credit side is the gain of a commanding posi tion on the greatest ocean in the world, the acquisition of the richest archipelago on the globe, and the opportunity to en sure the enlarged well-being of a popula tion of ten million human beings. Prof. Simon Neweomb, lecturing on the progress of astronomy before Colum bian university, says: "It is determined that the solar system is moving for ward in space 40,000 miles an hour, but whence it came or whither it is going no one can tell." Mr. Neweomb did not believe instruments would ever be dis covered that would allow astronomers to prove that rational inhabitants exist on other planets. The only way in which they can judge will be by conditions of other planets, which would make it probable or improbable that rational beings such as are on the earth, can live there. Mars may be inhabited, but astronomers have not been able to draw any evidence on that subject one way or the other. What changes may come to the earth, the solar system or the uni verse could only be matters of uncertain speculation. Only one theory can be counted on and that is that "all things must end." A bronze bust of Constantine the Great, found by Dr. Wassitch at Nisc-h, Servia, has been placed in the National museum in Belgrade. The bust gives evidence of having been gilded. The diadem consists of little squares which are alternated with laurel and olive ber Ties. In the middle of the diadem there is a medallion. The crown of the head is slightly damaged and shows a few small holes. The left cheek is somewhat pressed in. The profile is the same that figures on the familiar coins of Con stantine the Great, who was born in ancient Naissus in 272 A. D. A few small coins were found with the bust, and have been placed in the National museum in Belgrade. The translated version of the inscription which has been placed on the bust reads: "This bronze head was found on August 25, 1900, on the right bank of the Nischawa at a depth of meters (25 feet) beneath the earth surface during the construction of a now bridge near the fortifications of Nisc-h." How great is the purely military value of keeping troops in foreign territory strictly in hand, our modern pillagers seem to forget, says the New York Even ing Post. A good part of Wellington's success in Spain and in the south of France was due to the severity with which he put down looting. When he crossed the Pyrenees, he found his Span ish allies robbing and killing right and left. Thereupon the duke not only hung the chief culprits, but actually sent back the whole Spanish contingent over the Pyrenees, saying, when he reported his action, "I do not believe that the union of the two nations (Spain and England) de pends on pillage but if it does. I declare, for one, that I desire neither the com mand nor the continuance of such a bond founded on plunder." A similar doctrine would have blown asunder the concert of Christian powers in China. And that Wellington's policy was neither the "mis taken leniency" nor the "sickly seutimen talism" which so many of our blood thirsty noncombatants are nowadays de ploring, is shown by the contemporary testimony of a French officer. "The English general's policy," said an inter cepted French dispatch of 1813, "and the good discipline he maintains, do us more harm than ten battles every peasant wishes to be under his protection." So Gen. Chaffee has been but observing good military precedent. Crows as Enemies of Terrapins. The crow is the evil genius of the tur tle just as of the diamond-back and oth er terrapins. When the warm days of spring come and the female terrapins and turtles leave their beds in the marsh, the crow goes on gnard, knowing that a sea son of feasting is on hand. Both terra pins and turtles seek the warm, sandy uplands near the shore to deposit their eggs. A hole is dug several inches deep and from twenty to thirty inches oblong, white eggs are deposited and then the nest is filled or covered with sand. Hav ing neatly piled the sand over the eggs, the turtle raises herself just as high as is possible, then comes down with a heavy thud on the sand. This is contin ued until the sand is quite hard, when the eggs are left for the sun to hatch. In the meantime the crow has been on guard, and by means of his sharp bill and strong claws the work of breaking into the treasure house of the unsuspecting turtle is quickly accomplished and the feast is soon over. The crow is consid ered by many to be the greatest enemv the diamond-back has. It is an easily established fact that the crow destroys thousands of the eggs of all kinds of ter rapins, not making an exception of the diamond-backs.—Baltimore Sun. The Water Hyacinth. Attempt is being made to free the streams of Louisiana and Florida from the water hyacinth. Hundreds of skiffs and small vessels have been caught by the water hyacinths and are unable to get out of the streams in which ther were used. The drainage canals in New Orleans are in peril, and the logging in dustry of southern Louisiana Is in dan ger of destruction. last week's mortality list in Bengal alone shows a loss of ine-ndden, scourge-stricken, natives now appear. TUB LOST GARDEN. Somewhere In the distant southland Blooms a garden—Jost to me— Warm with* poppies burning fragrant, Drowsy fires I may not see. Subtle shadows flit and beckon Down dim pathways bound with yew, Where a white wraith wanders lonely 'Twlxt the darkness and the dew. In the ruined walls that echoed Once to happy-hearted moods, Now the stoalthy, lightfoot lizards Unmolested rear their broods. And beneath the oleanders. No clear voice sings, as of old But the fleet caressing sunbeams Whisper secrets to their mold. Though I follow as the southwlnd Fares his way through wood and plain, Though I question hill and valley, I shall never find again My lost garden—where lie buried Joys that swift the glad hours sped Only one could bid me enter: Ouly Love—and Love is dead! —Charlotte Becker in Ainslee's. A BUTLER AND A LORD. "My dear Dulce," remarked Mrs. Van Horn, glancing over her glasses at her niece, who was making a tardy appear ance at the morning meal, "I have an agreeable announcement to make to you. and yet of such character that it is sure to fill you with disappointment nothing less, in fact, than an invitation tc the Thorncroft ball! There, there!" gasped she, vainly endeavoring to extricate her self from the excited girl's bear-like hug —"That's the third breakfast cup you've ruined this week with your o*utlandish demonstrations! Look at it!" and she re moved a rumpled mystery of lace and ribbons. "Never mind, darling Auntie Louise, it's all owing to your thoughtlessness iu not wearing a helmet instead. Do let me hug you!" and the dignified Mrs. Van Horn emerged from the second onslaught bearing a marked resemblance to Bridget on one of her worst days. "The Thorncroft ball—delicious! I'll just ring for hot toast, and then—" "Never!" ejaculated her aunt. "Don't you dare touch the bell till you've gotten me into some sort of order! Do you think I could face Middleton in this con dition?" "Well, that would be rather impossi ble," admitted Dulce, "for you see, I'm not so very sure myself just whether it's your face or your back I see but from the sound of your voice and your always perfect manner, we'll say it is not your back, and I'll untwist you/' after which operation, accompanied by many affec tionate pats and pokes, Miss Forrester touched the bell. And now, most prim and provoking aunt," warbled Dulce, as she buttered a tempting slice of toast, "wherein lies the disappointment to follow this?" tapping the crested invitation. "Dulce. you cannot mean you have not already discovered that it is entirely out out of the question to even think "Oh, but nothing is easier than to think. It is much harder not to, you know," broke in the incorrigible one. "And I love to think of the sensation my gorgeous relative will make in that stun ning new lavender with the rose point lace and her glorious diamonds. Ah, me! Listen!" And she punctuated her words with wild flourishes of half-buttered toast and the silver knife, as she read from an imaginary paper— "Item from the Social Leader: 'While space forbids us to elaborate on all of the elegant toilets displayed on this occasion, mention must be made of one, the mag nificence of which, combined with the stateliness of its wearer, called forth much admiration. As the beautiful Mrs. Reginald Van Horn entered the ballroom (and here we may remark she was fol lowed by her niece, an insignificant creat ure in pink), a loud burst of applause' "Dulce, Dulce, you will kill me out right. I insist And Dulce, for once taking pity on her aunt, who seemed threatened with con vulsions from laughter, ceased her non sense, merely remarking: "Serves you right for saying it was out of the question to think." "Oh, my dear, you do take one up so. I meant, of course, we could not think of going without an escort!" "Most certainly not," solemnly assent ed Dulce. "Therefore, we shall go es corted. How would Lord Geoffrey Ham ilton suit?" "Now, my dear, no more joking. It is a serious matter.'' "I know it, auntie, and so I am serious. Attractive aunt and frivolous niece dying to go to the ball of .the season. Benevo lent uncle unavailable owing to absence in Scotland. Niece's old fiance enters upon the scene in time to save the day. All happy. Curtain!" "What that, Dulce? Fiance! Who' When?" "Same Lord Geoffrey aforementioned, nicknamed by frivolous niece, 'Lord Gruf fy,' when she sent him about his own af fairs because of his jealous temper. Yes, auntie dear, I'll explain decently. Long before you carried off your poor orphaned niece to your home, for the purpose of spoiling her dreadfully with your petting, she met Sir Gruffy then she was engaged to him for one short week, during which she innocently—yes, innocently, .auntie~ permitted other young men to speak to her, arousing unwarranted jealousy in Lord Gruffy. Lord Gruffy stormed. Cruel maiden laughed, consenting to sep aration forever, inwardly translating for ever as a few weeks." "You never told me, Dulce!" "Did not want to stir you up till occa sion demanded*. Auntie, dear, I'd die If dleton, closely to resemble in figure, dtgp Following closely upon the famine which has had such an awful effect in reducing the nonnlatinn riage, manner and tone of voice, her own Lord Gruffy. Persuades aunt to disguise him—at no little expense (clothes to be returned at end of evening)—as the im maculate Lord Hamilton, and to engage him to act as escort on the evening of the Thorncroft ball. In return for the difficult task, the lord pro tem. will re ceive a certain round sum, and will, on the night in question, be treated as an equal." "'My dear!" gasped Mrs. Van Horn. Outrageous! Failcy your sitting out a dance with my butler! Then, too, some of the real Lord Hamilton's friends might be there, and things would be in a pretty state!" "But that's not at all likely, auntie. He and I are strangers in these parts, you know," and Dulce, seeing that Mrs. van Horn did not veto the scheme, coaxed and flattered, till the poor lady, with, perhaps, a remembrance of her own new gown, consented. Middleton seemed not opposed to add ing a tidy sum to his earnings, and. be ing a young man and evidently not above a bit of fun, bound himself to secrecy so far as the other servants were concerned, and received daily instruction from the ladies regarding the art of acting the part of a true lord: He could dance, Dulce informed her aunt, which was greatly to his advantage, and then, too, he was so respectable! Nevertheless, with many misgivings, Mrs. Van Horn heard the carriage door click, and wondered what Barnes, the coachman, thought of the butler's pres ence within. With a sinking heart, she entered the ballroom. But Dulce was in high feather, and in spite of everything Middleton outdid himself. Even Mrs. Van Horn marveled, but she did hope, noting her niece in ani mated conversation with him in a nook of the conservatory, that dear Dulce would not feci obliged to do more than her duty by him. The ride home was embarrassing for both the aunt and the butler, but Dulce's spirits were unquenchable. Mrs. Van Horn preserved silence unless .driven to speech by her niece, and Middleton an swered respectfully only when addressed. Once outside the hall, Mrs. Van Horn said: "Thank you, Middleton you have done well. You shall receive your payment in the morning. You may leave the clothes But heTe Miss Dulce Forrester burst out laughing, and threw herself into Mid dleton's arms. "I cannot stand it any longer, Geof frey. Oh, Gruffy, my own Gruffy, don't 3*ou see I love you to distraction? I'll never, never again even innocently cause you to be jealous for it's awfully hard on you to turn tiutler for the sake of be ing near me, and you're such a bad make believe as one, too. I saw through it at once. Don't you think I would have sat out that delicious waltz with any one ex cept you, Lord Geoffrey Hamilton?" "I am sure, not, now, my darling," reached Mrs. Van Horn's astonished ears. "Don't, please, don't faint now, auntie, dear," implored Duiee. "I'm too com fortable to stir, and I know I'm as round a sum as Lord Geoffrey cares to hold. But, auntie." maliciously, "you know it was rather hard to make poor Middleton shave off tnose beautifully horrid chop whiskers just for one evening's amuse ment, so do please let him keep the clothes!"—Blanche Elizabeth Wade in the Ledger Monthly. THE STJJDY OF GLACIERS. John Mnir's Explorations in the Northwest a Service to Science. It is largely to the extended, patient researches of John Muir that the scien tific world is indebted for a great part of its information on glacial movements. What Thoreau did for the region about Walden Pond, Mr. Muir has done for the whole Pacific slope, from the ice bound fastnesses of Alaska to the snow capped peaks of the South, giving us a minute and accurate record, geograph ical, geological and botanical. Along the mountains of the coast to Alaska stretches a series -of glaciers, thousands in number. Many of them are still active. From the summit of Mount Rainier, for instance, radiate eight glaciers, from seven to twelve miles long, forming the rxmrces of the principal rivers of the slate of Wash ington. On through British Columbia and into Alaska the mountains stretch, and among their peaks and in their deep canyons are still other glaciers. John Muir estimates that there are probably more than five thonsand glaciers, not counting the smaller ones. Muir Glacier has 200 tributaries, and at its greatest width spreads out about twentyrfive miles. The work of these great streams is even yet doing. They are cutting deep canyons in the mountains, preparing the soil for forests yet to exist, forming new lakes, sometimes destroying those now there forming and extending fiords and inlets, blocking out, grinding down, breaking away precipices, and, by age long processes of erosion, helping on the business of licking into shape the conti nent upon which they live. It is among these awesome forces that John Muir has spent the best years of his life. "God's glacial mills grind slowly," he has somewhere said, "but they have kept in motion long enough in California to grind sufficient soil for a glorious abun dance of life.—Ainslee's Magazine. Kilts in the English Army. So far as the British regular army is concerned, there are ten battalions the men of which wear kilts. In addition to these there are several volunteer bat talions in Great Britain, and a few oth ers outside the United Kingdom, such as the Gape Highlanders and the Forty eighth Highlanders^of Toronto, Canada. nf Tniin sible, but the horrible visitation is rapidly spreading and victims. The above graphic snapshot shows now the fam- PACIFIC COAST MOUNTAINS. John Mnir'a .Exploration* a .-Service to 8cience. "It is largely to the extended, patient researches of John Muir that the scien tific world is indebted for a great part of its information on glacial movements. What Thoreau did for the region about Walden pond, Mr. Muir has done for the whole Pacific slope, from the icebound fastness ox Alaska to the snowcapped peaks of the South, giving us a minute and accurate record, geographical, geo logical and botanical. "Along the mountains of the coast to Alaska stretches a series of glaciers thou sands in number. Many of them are still active. From the summit of Mount Rainier, for instancy, radiate eight gla ciers. from seven to twelve miles long, forming the sources of the principal riv ers of the state of Washington. On through British Columbia, and into Alas ka, the mountains stretch, and among their peaks and in their deep canyons, are still other glaciers. John Muir esti mates that there are probably more than 5000 glaciers, not counting the smallest ones. Muir glacier has. 200 tributaries, and, at its' greatest width, spreads out about twenty-five miles. The work of these great streams is even yet doing. They are cutting deep canyons in the mountains, preparing the soil for forests yet to exist, forming new lakes, sometimes destroying those now there forming and extending fiords and inlets, blocking out, grinding down, breaking away precipices, and, by age long processes of erosion helping on the business of licking into shape the con tinent upon which we live. It is among these awesome forces that John Muir has spent the best years of his life. 'God's glacial mills grind slowly,' he has some where said, 'but they have kept in mo tion long enough in California to grind sufficient soil for a glorious abundance of life.' "This grinding he has watched year by year. He has spent months beside now one, now another great glacier measur ing their rates of travel, sometimes little more than one inch in a day. Sometimes, in the case of what we may call lightning express glaciers, five or ten feet In twen ty-four hours. He has noted the mat ing of meadows and moraines the ex tinction of a lake by an avalanche. He has traversed under ice caverns and crevasses, where, inch by inch, great boulders were journeying down through the centuries to the plains below. For hours he has watched the antics of a squirrel on a bough. Nothing has been too mighty, too awe-inspiring to turn back his reverent feet and inquiring brain from investigation nothing too small, among all the living things of na ture, not to be worth his sympathetic ob servation and record.' This is why the story of his life reads like a saga of old, and the records of his studies are full of fascination. "On his travels John Muir carried bread, made by himself, in a little sack attached to his belt In one pocket he kept an alcohol lamp, in its tin cup in another a package of tea. Melted snow furnished water to infuse this, and the outfit formed his provisions for weeks at a time. 'I never carried a gun,' he once said to me, 'because I wanted to gain the con fidence of my fellow creatures and to make their acquaintance. Yon can't learn much about either men or wild animals, merely by killing them and making arith metical measurements of their bodies.' "'Suppose you had been killed?' I asked, somewhat hastily. "He looked at me, with the one bright eye that sees so much more than the two of other people, and I realized my fool ishness. 'Killed?' he repeated, with his broad est Scotch bqrr. 'Suppose I had been. -Could there be a sweeter, decenter place to die and be buried than up there on a snowy peak, or in a deep ice gorge? I might die in a dirty street in any city, and be buried in a hole in the ground.' 'Going to the mountains,' Mr. Muir says, 'going to God's clean, healthv wilds, near or far. is going home.'"—Adeline Knapp in Ainslee's. Blasting with Liquid Air. The experiments made -with a view to using liquid air as one of the constituents of an explosive are described by A. Lar sen in a paper (No. 786) received, from the Institution of Mining Engineers. The cartridges used for blasting trials in the Simplon tunnel consisted of a wrapper filled with a carbonaceous ma terial, such, for instance, as a mixture of eqnal parts of paraffine and of charcoal, and dipped bodily in liquid air until com pletely soaked. The cartridges were kept in liquid air at the working face of the rock until required for use, when they were, put quickly in the shot holes and detonated with a small guncotton primer and detonator. The life of such a cartridge is, unfortunately, very short after the cartridge has been, removed from the liquid air. A cartridge 8 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter has to be fired within fifteen minutes after being taken out of the liquid to avoid missfire. On this account the Simplon trials were discontinued.—Nature. A Clever Fraud. One of the latest postoffice frauds now being investigated by the postoffice "au thorities at Washington is that of a doc tor who advertised to cure' deafness for $18.50 without fail. To those who sent the required amount the doctor forward ed 2000 pills, with directions to take one each day, and on no account to miss a day, or the charm would bebroken, and it would be necessary to start all over again. As the truth of this claim cannot be put to the teat until the end of about, five and a half yeaTs, the authorities are putted what coarse to take. 1 '•oowi Chicago Harvester Com? pansr Keceived More and Greater Honon than Were Ever Before Ac# corded an American Exhibitor intha History of Expositions. *v: America may well feel proud of the in terest which her citizens took in thtt Paris Exposition and the elaborate ex* hibits which were prepared with consum* mate skill and displayed in a manner not excelled by any other country. Those of Harvesting Machinery in particular were most complete and interesting. The Deering Harvester Company of Chicago, America's foremost manufacturer of this line of goods, was accorded the position of honor, haying contributed more to the advancement of the art of harvesting than any other manufacturer, living or! dead, and with a greater array of-impor tant inventions to its credit than any. other company in the world. Visitors to the Exposition were prompt to accord the Deering exhibits supreme1 honors, and it only remained for official1 mandate to ratify the popular verdict, which was done in a manner as substan tial as it was well-merited. Each one of the seven Deering exhibits secured the highest award in its class. In addition to four high decorations, the Deering Harvester Company received twenty-five awards, or twenty-nine in all, as follows: Decoration of Officer of the Legion of Honor, Decoration of Chev alier of the Legion of Honor, two decora*, tions of Officer of Merite Agricole, a Spe cial Certificate of Honor, the Grand Prize, six Gold Medali, six Silver Medals and eleven Bronse Medals, including Deering Collaborator Medals. The Decoration of the Legionof Honor *iMtftnted .by Napqleon^fionaparte when First Consul in 1802, and is only conferred in recognition of distinguished military or civil achievements. It is the highest distinction in the gift of the French Republic. The Decoration of Merite Agricole ia an honor of but slightly less importance, which is conferred upon those who have contributed greatly to the advancement of agriculture. An Official Certificate of Honor was accorded the Deering Retrospective Ex hibit, which showed the improvements in harvesting machinery during the past century, and excited the highest praise of the French government officials who. had entrusted to the Deering Harvesting Company the preparation of this most important exhibit. By special request this exhibit has been presented to the Na tional Museum of Arts and Sciences at Paris, where it has become a permanent feature of that world-famed institution. The Deering Twine Exhibit, and Corn Harvester Exhibit, both of which receiv ed the highest awards, have by request of the French government been presented to the National Agricultural College of France. There was no field trial, either official or otherwise, in connection with the Paris Exposition, but the most important for eign contest the past season was held under the auspices of the Russian Ex pert Commission at the Governmental Farm at Tomsk, Siberia, Aug. 14 to 18. All the leading American and European machines participated and were subject ed to the most difficult tests by the gov ernment agriculturist. The Expert Com mission awarded the Deering Harvester Company the Grand Silver Medal of the Minister of Agriculture and Domain, which was the highest award. The Deering Harvester Works are the largest of their kind in the world, cover ing eighty-five acres and employing 9,000 people. They are equipped with modern automatic machines, many of which per form the labor of from five to fifteen hands. This company is also the largest manu facturer of Binder Twine in the world, having been first to produce single-strand binder twine, such as is in general use to-day, making over a third of the prod uct of the entire world. The output of its factory for a single day would tie a band around the earth at the equator, with several thousand miles to spare. The annual production would fill a freight train twenty miles long. Made into a mat two feet wide, it would reach across the American continent from ocean to ocean. Deering machines are known as LIGHT DRAFT IDEALS, consisting of Binders, Mowers, Reapers, Corn Har vesters, Shredders and Rakes. This company exhibited at the Paris Exposition an Automobile Mower, which attracted much attention, and exhibitions were given with one of these machines in the vicinity of Paris throughout the season. Riley and Nye. When James' Whitcomb Riley and "Bill" Nye traveled together giving a joint entertainment, the humorist had great fun with the poet. Once, in in troducing Riley and himself to an audi ence, Nye remarked: "I will appear first, and speak until I get tired then Mr. Riley will succeed me and read from his own works until you get tired." If Coffee Poisons Yon, ruins your digestion, makes you nervous and sallow complexioned, keeps you awake nights and acts against your sy* tem generauy, try Grain-O, the new food1 drink. It is made of pure selected grain and is healthful, nourishing and appetiz ing. It has none of the bad effects of coffee, yet it is Just as pleasant to th* taste, and when properly prepared can't be told from the finest coffees. Costs about as much. It is a healthful table drink for the children and adults. Ask your grocer for Grain-O. 15 and 25c. Nazareth Becoming Modernized* Nazareth has now a telegraph office, where an Armenian operator* in ordinary European dress, keeps the village com munity in touch with the great world. Coughing Leads to Consumption. -K Kemp's Balsam will ston the cought at-"' once. Go to your druggist today and get a sample bottle free. Sold in 25 and 50 cent bottles. Go at once delays are dangerous. stat klfld divorce is practically unknown. Iwtart Snk Ink ml Hi'? Me. 11.1901 twgnm TdAovomsats •y yypy tteTji^iiTgg kifebimr. in.