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THE JCAULK: WEDNKSDAY, FEBIil'AlU 1-'. !'..
1.". MARRIAGE IN lN..,.-.- Not Uncommon for the Husband to lie the Younger. One of the surprising things to Amer ican women who marry in England iu the number of Knglishwomen who r.:arry men from five to twnty yearn younger than themselves. The nctioi. of Baroness Burdett-Ccutts in takir.;: o young a husband as Mr. Bartleit in by no means uncommon in all giaiV of English society, and a bit of a shot", to the romantic minded American, who prefers to let her husband have q.ntc the advantage of her in poinf. of yeais ut lenst. It was with almost a lilt' irasn of horror a sentimental littic American wns told of the first lueetii.;" between Mrs. Ritchie, Thackeray's daughter, and her present husband. His mother w-ns a dear friend of Mirr. Anne Thackeray, who, one day, wher about 20 years old, dropping into tl.e Ritchie home, received the inlerestii f information of u brand new arrival ii. the household. Proud Mrs. Ititohie hci sclf placed the wee Richord in Mir: Thackeray's anus, as that young Judy remarked w ith a laugh: '"So it is in oilier pin': little boy Tme to make tlx Kitchie family happy.'" It was the same Richard Ritehin who in after years made Miss Ann" Thackeray his wife. MURDER DONE BY A BIRD. urgi d a i uir.bcr of .'pi .:' . human bodies; th'n they i! t r e.i.i: 1i a round of Hank ca'.tr'.ilgvá, p ck u dummy each, and race back, saya rea son's Weekly. In this case, after the sports were over, the dummies were left en tl.c ground, and in about half an hour a it ; r the ground was deserted I notice (I a vul ture settle on the ground close to the dummies; in about another live minuter, more than HO had collected. The birds seemed much puzzled as they carefully inspected each lay figure, walking from one to the next all alor; the line, and evenlually. after r.itt'r.g in a circle for a short time, flew away. The birds must have discovered the dummies by sight, though I have often heard that vultures rely on their sense of smell as well. ,liS CAP WON HiM THE RACc. XiiiTer Jockey'! Ingenluu But lasporU nmallko Tr cU. At a trotting race recently in Brigli on, Col., all the neighboring tovyny ,:ivl a candidate entered, and feeling n Kvjh. A Denver sport, who was j. !: .y as woll as owner, entered th ' .!.,' it i! i ali'.ng. and bought up every i ... i .i .'..i.'.i'ci!. '.i .,!.! tl;.j D-nver man got oil in the i.!. ., ,.. .1, ) Xe'.v York World, he :n .11 .., . . ;ak and took the rail b v jOvKoys were lairiy u;. held hi:i advantage around long iho bucluilrutuh, bu. Oriole Rmunts Captivity by KlUlnfr Off ItH Young. It has been claimed by observers o" j birds that some of the feathered tril j will feed their young if they are cap'i'. ! and if they fail after n certain Xv.: t- ; release them they will bring tlur.i i poisoned weed to eat that death nui;' cud their captivity. A few days ago, at the Nolstein ranch, says the Caisor j (Xev.) Appeal, the children capture!1 a nest of three young orioles, and tin y ' were immediately caged and hurg i; ; a tree. The mother wns soon about, calling her young, and in a üttlc v Ml." brought them borne worms. She ccr tinued feeding them regularly forror.c days without seeming to pay r v'-. r' tcjition to persons about. But on !:r day came the tragic ending that h - . monstrated the theory relative to blri'r. Sho brought them a sprig of green -v. Sunday morning and disappeared. In less than nn hour they all died. I he r.prig was exumined anil proved t.i l r the deadly larkspur, n weed that vil' hill full-grown cattle. The little v. r turc3 lay dead in the cage and pl-f-litl. foaming at the mouth, victlnm of in"' mother's stern resolve that her o;T r;rlng should die by her own act rather than live in captivity. j FOOLING THE VULTURES. Itut the lllrtU Boon Found Out Their . Mlntake. Some sports recently took place at r. Hation in Upper Burundi, cue of tl.;. cwnto being what is popula, ly ki:o i. us n "Victoria cross race"--that is, the e.impetitors hove to ride di: tu. , taking two or three hu '' - !V ': to a point when" ' ;. u Wonders of holography. A new and interesting phase of scien tific research is described in nn account I of what, is called "thought phot i faphs." The paper says that some one ' .lined steadily at a poslagc-ntanip stu-.-'c i to a black card for about a minute, and then, in the darkened room, a sensi- j live photographic mate was placed on the tpot just occupied by the. stomp, i.nd the person continued to look for t 20 minutes this time. Th. plate wa.'i ( then removed for development, and two distinct impressions of the postiife tnrnp were obtained. Credible wit nesses were there to see that every thing wns in order, and the more one thinks of this experiment the more startling its possibilities become. In the course of a few years the insta1--taneouB-photograph fiend will tai.e snap-shots of our thoughts, develo. them, and find out our most hidden sentiments toward humanity at large. Laying a Japaneite Cable. There seems to be little that the plucky Japanese cannot take hold of and handle successfully, but we confess our surprise at finding them ready to undertake cable layipg. It Is stated that they hove bought M0 knots of sub marine cable to connect .Tapan vith Formosa and ore going to lay it them selves. The next thing tiicy will d ) will be to manufacture the cable itwlf and supply the whole eastern world. When the time comes for conneelii f: Asia with America by direct cable the alert and energetic Japanese may want to do some more cable work, and judg ing from present indications they are far more likely to be "in it" than Amer icans are. Somehow our cable manu facturers, admirable as are their prod ucts, never go down to deep sea work. i A Horrible Hupcrntltlon. I About a month ago, while the nntives ! of Klein-Batnnga, in the Oerinan pos sessions in Africo, were assembled at a dance, two negroes sneaked into ore of the huts, stole n small child, carried her into the bush and there murdered her thnt they m"ht pregare from her ftkin a charm npr.V n'tnek from leop ards. The mother did not rest until she had ferreted out the murderers, and "iev are now ver- ' rv1 i -"n. IV i 'u- I it 1 l.l.l...) I I e l;i:.t turn and square ne, his two nearest com- . . i; a-., bv, :;m to gain on him. 1; i.v i t.i. long ütretch the Denver i.i . ill In tluj lead, but thev v-r i!i if, him fust, and tlio dav .it ! t v.v;i the three was growi::; i .. i ! I . . 1 1 very inütunt. There was ' v .11 . i dice left, and that a very i i tv M.-: ibered that as ho was turn ;f i ''i tir.t home-stretch u suddi'i; i.ilui wind had nearly curried uv a;, s cap, leaving it barely hanging o.. t he bauk of his head. Leaning bauk until he almost fell out of the sulky, ho gave his head a shake. It seemed an age before the cap fell off. The gaudy-colored bit of silk fell directly between the two horses be hind. They shied slightly and then broke. Before their drivers could bring them to their feet again the Den ver man was under the wire. Take it Eay. A French doctor's conclusion is thot no one should ride a bicycle who has a tendency to excessive tension of the ar terial system, for this tendency is u great cause of heart disease. There fore, no one should take up the use of the wheel without the express authori zation of a physician; and the doctor should make an examination not only before the patient begins to use the wheel, but after ho has ridden it for u time. Moreover, the amateur should never ride at a high speed. If one's riding Is regular and daily, one may go faster and further with safety; but if rulln'f is interrupted even for u few days, one must take it up again with caution and deliberation. The tempta tion to go fust should be Bteadlly re sisted. Bl'ent Traveler In England. Capt. Uoss. in "Sportlscrapiana." t'-lls. In illustration of the reticence of tliu gilt youth of England, how two brothers, traveling by coach from YorV. tu I( r.idon. did not break silence till they got to Peterborough, though th ,v iwilly had something (as most peopl would think) to call for observation. There had been a ball at York, and th two young gentlemen had not been able to obtain separate apartments but had slept In the same room wl !i three beds in it. "Do you know, Jack, v. hut was in that third bed last night?" asks one of the other, after thut long interval of silence. "Yes, I know," re turned the other, indifferently, "it wan a corpse." After which silence set iu airs in. " ' '