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A clock in St. Petersburg has ninety-five faces, indicating sim ultaneously the time at thirty dif ferant spots on the earth’s surface beside the movements of the earth and planets. Greenland boys are great egg collectors. As soon as the gulls and other birds that nest in the far north appear in the spring, the work begins. No boy who has not practiced a great deal atclimb ing the mountain sides and gla ciers is allowed to venture on the task. The mountain region of Thibet is one of the few places on the earth where polyandry still pre vails. A wife is regarded as prop erty, and is so expensive that only a wealthy man can have one all his own. Ordinarily a woman be comes the wife of several hus bands. The fruit-eating bats do not live on insects, nor attack animals and suck blood, as do the vampires. The vampire is a small bat, with exceedingly sharp front teeth, mak ing a slit in the sleeper’s leg and sucking the blood. They are sel dom dangerous to human beings, but are to cattle. It is said that there are no re maining public lands in any of the states of New England, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Mary laud, Vir ginia, West Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky or Texas. The other public lands are in the western states and the territories. ‘•The prevailing impression that the famous soap of Marseilles was made from pure olive oil of the south of France has been swept away by the fact that the soap fac tories have been obliged to close because of the quarantine against India.” says the Medical News. “It appears that for twenty years the manufacturers have been sup plying the market with an infe rior product made from common linseed oil imported from India.” Dr. D. G. Brinton, the archeol ogist, said in a recent lecture that in North and South America no less than 120 or 130 absolutely dis tinct languages exist. As the growth of languages is very slow, he thinks the fact of the existence of so great a variety of speech on the western continents proves that the native red men have inhab ited them for many thousands of years. Another proof of the an tiquity of the American Indians, according to Dr. Brinton, is the fact that they represent a distinct human type, and the formation of such a type requires thousands of years. No living person can’ have liis portrait printed on United States currency. This is in accordance with a law passed after Hon. Free man Clarke of New York state had his portrait engraved and put on one of the small fractional cur rency paper issues that were cur rent after the war. Silver was then at a premium, so that no small change except pennies could he kept in circulation. The law forbids the Treasury Department from putting President McKinley’s portrait on Si or $2 greenbacks or silver currency issues. Secretary Windom appears on the silver certificates and with great propri ety. as he was the leading advo cate of their issue. Thomas Jefferson was not gifted as an orator, but with his eloquent pen he rendered great services to the cause of liberty in America. He wrote the Declaration of Inde pendence, the most famous state paper in the world. He used his best endeavor to have slavery and the slave trade abolished. He was also the leader in separating church and state, and giving to the people religious freedom. To him we owe the change of our money from pounds, shillings and pence to a simple decimal system of dollars, dimes and cents. To him also was due the purchase from France of the territory west of the Mississippi. He was the third President of the United States, chosen in the year 1800, and was re-elected in 1804. He died on the Fourth of July, 1826, just fifty years to a day from the adoption of the Declaration of In dependence, and the aged John Adams, second President, died on the same day. From Fnconvlcted Wits. “The prisoner at the bar seems not to have the truth in him,” said the judge. “I fancy he lost it when he was bailed out, your honor,” said the prosecuting attorney. Harper’s Bazar. Curate’s Little Girl —My hen has laid an egg. Vicar’s Little Girl —My hen has laid two. Bishop’s Little Girl —That’s nothing. My father has laid a foundation stone. —Sketch. He —When I first met my wife I thought she was one of the most economical women in the matter of clothes I had ever known. She —You met her at the sea shore, I believe. —Yonkers States man. Reporter—Here is an account of the wedding of Gray and that New York heiress. City Editor —An evening wed eing, wasn’t it? Reporter —Yes. City Editor —All right. I’ll head it “Turned Gray in the Night.”—Judge. 'Tt’s a woman, not a man, you see in the moon,” shouted the fe male orator. “I guess slie 4 s ’bout right,” in terrupted a patriarch in the back part of the hall, “that’s the reason the blamed thing’s so change able.”—St. Louis Republic. Youngun—Woman, you know, can smile in the face of the world when her heart is breaking. Oldun—Yes. One of the most pathetic sights in this life is that of a woman being radiant and pleasant with a caller when the smell of a burnt roast is oozing into the room from the kitchen. —lndianapolis Journal. • Employer.—“ Have you’* suc ceeded in collecting the billjjfrom that policeman?” Clerk.—“No; I am getting dis couraged.” Employer—“ Why ?” Clerk. —“His neighbors report him no good, and even his wife said today he was on the beat.” — Up-To-Date. Miss De Heiress—HowTd’ye do, count? I’m glad you were able to get away from those horrid dry goods again this season. Count Rebon Countaire-Tlianks awfully, my dear Miss De Heiress. 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