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Thorn* ThM Felftn Death V«r the
Snke of Protection.
The habit of feigning death for the
take of protection can be observed
irnong many of the lower animals—
irilmnls which differ widely In family,
;renns and sp<!cle«. Indeed, thl« hnltit
d to be observed In creatures micro
*?oplc in size and of exceedingly low
jrganlzatlon, ns well as In thoac ns'
!ilgh in the scale of nnimnl life as man
ilmsolf, for even man does not heal
ate on occasions to avail himself of
his natural subterfuge when he thinks
t will aid In the preservation of his
tfe. ■ '
With the nld of the microscope one
an observe and £tudy the natural his
ory of the minute animal world, whirh
therwlse would remain a closed nml
nread volume. This Instrument has
tiown me lwyond'cavll that creatures
9 low In! the scale ns actinophrynuH.
cry, minute, microscopic anlmalculeK.
rnctlce death feigning when lUTpHflotl
f an enemy from which they cannot
herwlse escape. Thus I have, snys
naturalist, repeatedly seen aetino
iryans fold their delicate, halrlike
gs or cilia and sink to the bottom of
elr miniature lake (a drop of water*
hen approached by a water louse.
hich preys upon them. They remain
all appearances absolutely without
c until the water louse swims away.
ten they unfold their cilia and g>
ck to their feeding grounds— a bit
water weed or moss or decayed
EIGHT DAY CLOCKS.
L« R«Hoa Thcr Are Not Made to
I .;, , Ran Jumt m "Weefe.
the French have a fashion of c::
tssing an indefinite but short period
I time by the phrase "about eight
vs." Under similar conditions we
luld say "about a week." ; Tho
jmch method seems unnatural, ours
iural, for a week Is a distinctly rec-
SilEOd period. We believe there l.«
My one way in which we use the
Xt day period, and that is in making
■Id it ever occur to you why we
He what is called an eight day cloci:
I not -one made to run exactly seven
Is? There Is a good reason for it.
Hock that is made to ran eight days
■retty sure to be wound on a cer-
H day of the week, for it would b<<
Herat impossible for nny one to rtv
Hiber to wind it on every eighth day.
Href ore the interval between wind*
H is seven days, precisely as tin 1
Her desired and expected.
H|e reason is that a clock runs bet-
Hvhen It is not allowed to run down,
flven nearly so. The same plan is
|Hwed in making a watch; it will run
Hthlrty hours, but as nearly every
I winds his watch at the same hour
mb day or night, the spring Is never
'H exhausted. Regularity in wind
Wh one of the best means of keeping
dßepiece In order.
ras Sir Walter Scott who helped.
nne of Geleretein," to arouse the
of the superstitious coneerniir;
rearing of that very beautiful
the opal, and it was a Herman
■ in gems who fostered that fern*
successfully, for other ends than
of romance. He came to Englaiul
ago, we are told by a jeweler, to
order from one of the royal fam
i Germany— a wedding order, if
amber rightly. Opals were them
He had printed the story that
were unlucky and spread the re
lligently. In a short , time t!u>
.vent down, and he was enabled
bis order and make a handsome
Btnie of Ulshteonn Wratb.
|>s the most striking instance
unnecessary ringing at tli
can produce in th# way oJ
tion is to be seen In the word
notice on a brass plate in v
ading out of a well known
1 square. It is on the door of
er bouse, and this Is how it
This house Is No. 04A —
id not No. 13 square. Tha t
round the corner. Do not ring
One can dimly Imagine tho
aervous madness to which that
ier was reduced before he sat
compose that notice.— London
iry W«» Experienced,
ian, I hear you were arrest t\ I
r day for Insulting and brow
a Janitor. How did you come
i tried for It and .-acquitted."
v! ground that It was justiii
he jury couldn't be made to
tuch a thing was possible."—
•roprletor (to his wife)— Maria,
n't sent that man la No. IL'
ret. Maria— Oh, yea I have.
'.■■v, Hotel Proprietor— ThatV
n still bear him singing hap
tho always creep are tfco mHjr
THE YELLOW PERIL.
Bow §npri»macr of tb« Ckla«a« Mat
Com« (O t'ttmm.
Will the Chinese some day become
the ruling nation of the earth? George
Borrow, the English philologist, trav
eler and author, used to say that they
would. Nearly fifty yean ngo, wl; v
he was studying their language, Lie
maintained Uiat there was nmons
them the finest natural fighting ma
terlal on the face of the earth.
| Ho instanced in proof of his a«s-<«i-
Ition their prowess in stone throw inc.
IjJie most primitive form of marksman
ship. An ordinary Chinaman, he said]
<j!ould throw a stone weighing half ii
pound or more a distance of 120 yard a
with sure aim and deadly effect. He
described a' stone fight between some
ipngllsh bluejackets and an equal num
ber of Chinamen in which the forme,
vp-erc most ljgnomlniously routed, mnn.v
[ o,f them ver;y badly hurt.
I But it wa» not through their martial
prowess that he predicted the suprem
acy'of the Chinese. He said it woul<!
come about In another way. As west
ern civilization became more luxurious
and enervated and manual labor fol!
Into contempt the Chinese would grad
ually supply all the workers in civi
lised countries— miners, farm laborers
factory hands, laundrymen, cooks, do
mestic servants would all eventually
be Celestials. Then some day 'they
would rise suddenly, cut the throats of
their masters and become absolute
rulers of the destinies of the world.—
THE FRENCH MEAL.
Itn Greateat > Charm la the Cheerfnl
After all, excellent as are the dishes
and the order' and manner of their serv
ice, the table I talk Is perhaps the cbie!
glory of the French meal.
It Is no udusual thing to hear our
countrymen and countrywomen, espi>
da^ly our countrywomen, refer to eat
tngj as a necessary evil, like the pro
BCrtlbed dose 6f noisome medicine; ns
an | altogether bothersome business to
be disposed of as quickly as possible.
with an air that is sour, aggressive,
disgusted, languid, patronizing, dream
ful,! "Shining or discouraged, according
as lit springs from dyspepsia, puritan
lsm| Interrupted hustling anaemia, af
fectation, esoteric philosophy, disnp
polntment In love, or honest weariness
witty a hard land monotonous duih
Such a sentiment would scarcely be
uttered in France, where the attitude
toward the table is universally cordial
and | respectful, and it could not by'
taken seriously' if it were.
The French writer who said, "The
table Is the sole place where one is
never bored during the first hour."
voiced perfectly a national feelhi.tr. —
When the Earth Wai Top Shaped.
Afifer people dropped the old fash
ioned Idea that! the earth was as flat
as a pancake they did not immediately
grasp the globe I or spherical idea as it
Is applied to worlds. The people of ihV
time | of Columbus believed . that tho
earth was a body shaped like v top
or cone, the surface rising 1 from tho
north to the soitth. There are several
letters written by Columbus and still
In existence which gojtoi^pfove th".i
such was his conception/of*. the "fchap^
of the earth. The top shaped idea o;
the earth seems to have originated
with one John Blauvis about- 14T9Ta mi'
to have Immediately become veryVp°l'i
ular. | M <f
The Fires* Gang*.
Desperate means were sometimes re
sorted to in order to get men for ilrit
ish warships. A I chronicler writes that
hi the year 1738, "a fleet of ships bein '
required immediately to be manned,
the press gangs placed a live turkey oh
the top of the monument, which, tiruwj
ing together a great number of Idle
people, they had the opportunity of se
lecting as many men as answered th~e
purpose of their Intended scheme."
The scene so ennftged a citizen that lu
fired a, shot at the bird, "which occa
sioned it to fly away." But the inls
chief had been done.
An Odd Argument.
Here is v knotty problem suggested
by Sir Henry Itoscoe In his antoblogra
phy. TjWO men argued as to whether
oil or winter were the lighter. The tlrs'.
man contended that the oil must b't
lighter, ,as It floats upon water: Am!
then the; unscientific man trlumpboti
with the argument that oil must be tin
heavier j because It keeps the water
When the most has been said against
London smoke and London fog, against
the dirt Ifaden atmosphere and the noisy
and worry of the metropolis, it Is still
true that there arc.- healthy people ii.
the capital. London has not perlmp
deserved| all the hard things that have
been said of it.— London Country Gen
tleman. . *
i.%% it.HT on Love and KUnes.
She— That's all very pretty, Jack, but
do you think we coin live on love aim
kisses? | He— lt's much the safest.
Everything else Is I either adulterated
or poisoned or tainted.— Exchange.
HALTING A COLD.
Wk*t in Do Wh*n Yon lac«M or FV#l
«ho Warn In* Chill.
A cold, ns nearly every Intelligent
person known, Is the result of a stop
page somowbere of free circulation of
the blood, to which one Is first wnO
Uve through n feeling of chill. J>*
•light is the chill oftentimes that not
until the preliminary sneeze comes l j
the victim aware he or she has beeY«
hi a draft, or that the temperature
ban changed. '■:-_/_
Tho usual notion Is that l»y golns !..
doors, by changing to heavier clotliin
or retreating from the moist atiuo
pbere the danger Is averted. Thest
precautions ore all well enough, Imi
the first and most efficacious measure
should be to restore the quick flow o
warm blood through every vein, nn".
bo by heat Instantly counteract llu;
When the temperature of the bod;
or extremities is lowered, or a sudden
chill or quick change from warm tii
cold temperature is endured, toko
three or- four deep breaths through llu
nostrils, expand the lungs to their full
eat extent, holding the inhaled air »■
long as possible, and then slowly c.v
hale It through the mouth. In doin;:
this the inflation of the lungs sets tli
heart Into such quick motion that tli?
blood is driven with unusual force
along Its channels, and so runs out inn
the toes and finger tips, and sets up i
quick reaction' against the chill, li:
short, the whole effect Is to stir thy
blood and set it In motion aa fron.
rapid exercise.— Philadelphia Ledger.
WHERE CATS CAN'T LIVE.
In Vcrjr HlKh Altitudes tho Felliu-
Go Mad and Die.
Cats go mad and die in high alt;
tudes. Leadville, Colo., is a city oyej
10,000 feet above sea level, and tberr
is not a single cat In the place that ha
been there more than three months.
The greater the height above sea lev
el the greater the degree of nervous
ness both in people and the dumb ani
mals. Even hi Denver, which is on!;
half as high as Leadville, cats are hig!
strung and flighty, given to sudde<
fits of arching their backs and grow.
nig at nothing. But they do not g..
mad in Denver with the same nnanln:
lty that they do In Leadville. In it).
latter place cats seem to be more thai
usually drowsy when they are fin.
brought there and spend nearly ever.'
hour of the twenty-four In sleep. Thi
condition will last a week or two, ant.
Is succeeded by a state of ordinal*.
well being, which terminates at :
greater or less interval of time by thei:
suddenly having a violent fit, which ii
a human being would be called hys
terics^ These fits are repeated with
continually increasing frequency unti:
one more violent than any of its prod
ecessors carries the cat off. Even kit
tens born in high altitudes never seen:
to get accustomed to them and invar!
ably go the way ©f their parents.— New
A Strangre Animal Friendship.
Sometimes animals which are by na
ture deadly enemies, such as dogs ami
cats, strike up a very strong friendship.
I have known a cat adopt a puppy aiid
nurse it tenderly, but as a rule they
prefer to bite and scratch. A sculptor
of animals, a Mr. Harvey, had two
pgts/a pigeon and a cat, who lived to
getherijln great friendship, and hud
their photograph taken while eating out
vtheVsame dish. The pigeon was
named ; iPidglo and the cat was calli><i
Toddle. They ate, slept and played to
irether,| and when Pidgle died TbddJo
was nearly;,! broken hearted, and would
never again or drink from th< 1
dishes |from^ -Which she and her little
playmate ) used . to eat together.— Home
Notes. \^;^^ ' *
In liace of Tobacco.
Coltsfoot orjthe> leaves of lettuce, be
ing 6UghUyv?narcotic v would form :;
harmless / make^believe for the goo.:
folk who persuade, themselves that
they could notVsleeJKay^ink were they
deprived of their; -'evening coin foil.
Ages ago both Greeks fend Romans, ac
cording to DloscorldetJ and Pliny.
found comfort in \smoklng :i
reed or pipe the dried* leaves of colts
foot, which relieved them" of old
coughs and < lift! cul t ; breathing. AuO
as to lettuce, it has beenjfamoup sini-c
the time of Gelen (Claudius C<alt»mi.
who asserts that he f ouud, relief . fi>>'
sleeplessness by taking It at night.
Mnilin* W.ttw*tt'm r.mtl'Vt
Force ourselves how we wlll.to'leiitJ
a strained, unnatural llfe,\welJ,ca^
never get entirely used to I&'UiSV
never satisfactory. Thero is at yearn- :
Ing for the simple life, for the natural
life, and, for most of us, countryylif»^
We want to feel Mother EarthrUfi
breathe the fresh air, to drink In "tin
beauties of flower, of field, of mou^
tain and of sunset, which never tlrf'
or pall upon the mind.— Exchange.
4 'ob, myP' exclaimed the exciUu'
woman who had mislaid her busbaini.
•I'm looking for a small man with one
"Well, ma'am," replied the polite
fioor walker, "if he's a very small man
maybe you'd better use both eyes."
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