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"A Btnr Oat of ,Tnmi>."
In the time of the reign of Ttnrirlnn, About A. t>. 130, a Jew appeared nmong the pcopl. of Palestine claiming to he % niessiah— the "star out of .Tncol>"~ ■tvhlrh linia&ni i>re<Holr<l In 111* proph ecy. (&« Numbers xxiv. 17.) This Jovrish jnos<»inl s tinmc w:is Situcoii Bar-Cocheba, wh'.cli '.;:;;;:' name lv tne Hebrew . language inrnns "son of n *tnr." This individual \\l.s» so blataut ly proclainiod himself to bo of divine orip!n took Jerusalem b.v storm (A. l>. 1.12) and hctunlly eonnm need the re building of the temple, lie took the government in band and issued coiua nnd performed many other public of fices. One of those coins, now in tlic British museum, has an enlarged star Upon one side and upon the other a Hebrew legend meaning "The Deliver er of Jerusalem." The Jews, it is said, lost 000.000 meu defending this mes- Binb at the time when tbe Roman gov ernment attempted to put down the popular delusion. In Roman history Bar-Cocheba is known ns "Coziba of Barchocheba." The enemies of the "son of a star" changed his name to "Bnr-Cozeba," which in the Hebrew means "son of n lie." A Spcedr Hecoterj-. On one of the visits of the American fleet to English waters Admiral Erben was In command, with Captain Alfred T. Mahan, the writer on naval affairs, as his flag captain. One morning Cap tain Mahan came to his admiral with an Invitation to dine with a duke which he had received. "I can't accept," said Captain Ma ban, "as they forgot to lnvito you." "I should say you couldn't," growled tb,e admiral. "I'll answer for you." Whereupon the admiral wrote: "Admiral Erben, United States navy, regrets that Captain Mahan, his flag captain, cannot aceebt the invitation of the Duke of Blank. Captain Mahan is onHbe sick list." An hour or so later a messenger from the duke returned with invitations for the admiral and the captain, where upon the admiral wrote again: "Admiral Erben accepts with pleas ure the Invitation for Captain Mahan and himself. He wishes also to ad vise the Duke of Blank that he has taken Captain Mahan off the sick list" Cnrlons Storage of Hay. An English traveler through Kash mir, found In practice there* a novel method of putting fodder up for win ter use. The country lies in a valley among the Himalayas. The chief in dustry of the people consists in raising fine wooland -In, making, this Into fab- rtc&~gr£iefi have carried..the.>name of the country all over the world. A cu rlous custom in some places is that of hanging quantities of hay up among the branches of trees. Why it was done was more than I could guess, till my guide informed me that in winter the snow lies five and six yards in depth and that the supplies of hay, which now -look only as if they were meant for camelopards, are then easily reached by the flecks of sheep which abound there. Mitigating 1 Circumstance. A Scotch baillie recently advanced to the bench had a criminal placed before him accused of some very modest vio lation of the law. Of course the baillie knew the prisoner well. He heard the charge stated. "John, man, I'm sorry to see you here. We'll just fine you half a crown." The clerk here intervened. "But the charge is not yet proved; we have not heard the evidence." Then the benignant baillie: "Ah, well, John, my man, as the charge is not proved we'll just fine you en eighteenpence."— lxmdou Telegraph. Mum and Saturn. , If Mars and Saturn reflect the same proportion of the light which falls upon j their surfaces the smaller and much nearer planet would look three times as bright as the much more distant and much larger Saturn. As a matter of fact, there is no great difference be tween the two. It is inferred from this fact that the visible surface of Saturn consists of clouds, since no surface of J land and water would reflect so much ! light as that planet gives. He I* Deliberate. ' Mrs. Sparks— Your Inisbaud is a very deliberate man, isn't be? Mrs. Slow man—lndeed be Is. Mrs. Sparks— Did you ever kaow him to do anything In a hurry? Mrs. Slowman— Never! He plans every movement with the utmost deliberation and lingers studiously over every detail. I have often thought that If he ever dies suddenly it will be an awful shock to him. Not So 1 fry I'nrsfit-cled. "Ada, dearest Ada, will you be mine'/" "Ob, Charles, this to so unexpected! you must give me a little time." "How long, darllngV" , "Ob, fl will just call luaiuujii. She la waitluJ? In the next room."— Fliegende Blattel. WlUln*, bfgau the philosopher, "take! Jte»«pf your neighbor, f^r Instance. WmSsU>±A 4ftAtejf. Interrupted 3 cal raiq^^wUb law would IS — . I I Alfalfa and Hogs % m ' .0 <™ "" Have made Imperial the best propo- g sition before the country today. It g & requires only investigation to convince 0 #the investor that the bargains offered e& b y '0 I F. N. 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