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ORL. O? Lm ' How It Looks to the People of the Dif ferent riitncm. The people of Neptune are often in doubt as to whether or not the sun is. shining. They are so far owny from the great central orb that it is a mere ! speck in the sky which only men with good eyesight can see. l'lenty of plan ets that are swinging about in the heav ens look bigger than the sun to the peo ple of Neptune. Those on Uranus are little better off. Upon Mercury, on the other hand, the sun comes up like nn immense new moon, and it burns with an intense glare, and is so hot tlmt the people there can cook their breakfast by the light of the morning sun. When the sun sets on Mercury it is like a large part of the heavens dropping out of sight, and u cold breeze immediately springs up. Even on Venus the sun looks so big as to scare an inhabitant of the earth could lie he transited to that planet. From Mars it looks a good deal smaller than it does from the earth, but a year on Mars equnl to two years on the earth. Another curious thing alout Mars is t hot it has t wo moons, re volving in different directions. One of these little moons is hardly bigger in the sky than a good-sized cheese, but it (lies through space with the Sxed of a cannon ball. This little moon goes skimming close to the surfoce of Mars, and the people there, with their long distance guns, could easily shoot up and hit it. They hav to look sharp on Mars to see this little moon, which comes noise lessly from one direction and disap pears around the corner in another, re gardless of the. movement of the reg ular moon. .. i..uv in' ..niiioiicd. Upon cer tain occasions Ihev will (ly far out lo sea and settle on I lie lop of the wiivís with os much unconcern as if they were on a turnip field, although it meant certain death to every one of the covey. "TIP IT." A Trivial Fastidie I'opular Among Lan cashire tmnlikrs. Among the strange sports of Lanca shire is a game l.nown variously as 'coddam" or "tipil." : As the. Lancashire man of sporting tendency musl haw a wager on cvci y I thing that engages his attention, a lot of money changi s hands in, ihisntr.ic. generally in a small way, but 1 1 1 1 1 1- l'.c- j qut'iilly in substantial sums. 1 1 .(!( 1 . 1 s;iys London Answers, t itere isa rect-g j nini champion player ot tip it, who is open to back himself for 4.' 25 to "lick creation." And this is how it is played: The rival players lake a button, or some small article, mid sil on opposite liles of a table. The beginner puts his hands under the table, and. ti.king the Initton in one of them, mises It's closed lists into view, and the business of the ithcr is to say in which hand : In-1. nt ton is held. The bul lón charges sides as it is round, and the game goes on until the points are reached. II is often played with two or four a side, and the champion will met I :i doen at a linn', and dscover Ihc hard holding the Initton by a sort of instinct. The position of the thiimls decide whether the game is "eodilnm" or 'ti" it." On Ihis triv ial pastime hundreds of pounds change hands every year in some parts of Lancashire. THE SYRIAN ARABS. CHAMPION MEAN MAN. STRANGE, BUT TRUE. Wonderful Things Tlmt Happen to Men Who ShiMi:. A well-known naturalist and sports man was shooting rpiti i I one dny near the Pyramids, says I 'cm son's Weekly. Sighting an owl, he raised his gun, luul was. about to pull the (rigger when, judge of his surpri.se, the bird suddenly twisted in it Might as if f hot, and came fluttering to his feet. On examination he discovered that the bird, although in midair, had broken ils wing through the mere exertion of its lilght. When shooting on I he moors in York shire an unlucky sportst: nnhad his one solitary chance during the Wat spoiled by an extraordinary accident. Just as he was shooting at a grouse flying! about 40 yards away, another bird, which had evidently lost ils presente of mind, tin tiered in front of his gun. receiving the whole of I lie charge in ils body. It was literally blown to pieces llool.li, the well known collector of Ilrigliton. once did the very same thing He was firing at a small Ihtek of com mon pochard when the charge hung fire, in consequence of which a rare specimen had lime to fly into the line of shot. It Ls now in the Itrighton mu Benin. Apropos, a strange freak of par A Discovery In Virginia Thnt Far F.cllpsr All Previous Ones. "I located the meanest mini in the world a few days ago," said a travel!: man, according to the Wa'Oiir.cion Star. "I stopped at. a small Yirguvn town, and, the. hotel being, crov. (':!'. l::;d to sleep n the room with nrolht r nan. I left a call for on ral ly r.ion: irg train, and when I win nwnkrnnl i'.nird li'.at. my roommate had tal n a : '.' rr.-.Vcr train. I also discovered 1 hat he hud taken my trotwf, in t'.:c ; oel.i ts ;f which were about $21. I co;::, la'ned about it to the hotel ati'l ti.; 1 lcil: ir.'d the man was a hois? I i:yei, 1:1 d it would be made all right. ! I tec.': t'.ie train to a town abort 1 0 111 h"t distant. On the train Í rs ::'.".':: :l the pockets of the trnusrir. I !.r..l 011 mil found a wallet contain'! f :;:. C. I t( 1. 'gra plied the real ownc:1 at oi.-:. 1 :.."ii.g 1 would return them. '.i.'ii 1 ('id. not paying the exprer:-. e'.i:v.;v. :..'. 1 was out of fund i, he bav in;!' i.il li'.v money. After two da;.v, ('tiling which I wore borrowed tiou -lis. 1 received mine with cxyris:'. charges unpaid tind a ('. O. !). bill at tached for U5 cents he had paid on h's own. I borrowed the money and got the package, but if there is a prize a taehed to the discovery of the meatiest man in the world, I want it." Stylet Bet by the ralrtureh Still In Vukuu In the KuHt. The Syrian Aral s lune changed tl eir style of dress less than any other na tionality. At any rate there is 10 record of its having charged tilling the jieriod covered hy human hisloi '. either as regards male or female ('ins or adornment. Saving only for li s firearms, there is no rciuson to believe that the I'odouin of I lie desert dots 1 ot clothe and adorn himself exactly as l.c did in the days Of the I'alriai'el.s. 111 d the women wear their ornaments in the nineteenth century of the same shai' and in the tame style ius Sarah and Li Lecca did. Among articles of westt 1:1 costume, the two oldest are probably tlic Highland kilt nr.d the smock-froci; of the west coin. try linglish laliorer. It Is not probable that either of then has altered much for I .()()) years. '1 he smock-frock was the cii.saiit dress l:i early Saxon times, cud the kilt woui-i seem to be a dcvtlo mcntof the kirlle or fringed girdle, which was probably the earliest gaitr.cnt worn by man. ANYBODY CAN AFFORD A GRAVE Meilran Cemetery In Which a Resting Place Can lie Had at Hmall Cost. A correspondent of the Hoston Trav eler describes the queer cemetery of the Mexican city of (unnajnato. There is hardly room in (uanajuato for the living, so it behooves the people to exercises rigid economy in the disosi tion of her dead. The burial place is on the top of a steep hill, which overlooks the city and consists of nren inclosed 1 y what appears from the outside to It a high wall, but which discovers 1 itlf from wilhin to le a receptacle for bodies, which are piacetl in tiers', U'.uch as the confines of their native val leys compel them to live. Kach npnit incnt in the wall Is large eno )gh to ad mit one eoüin, and is rented for$l per inouih. The oor people are buried in the ground without the formality of n cofi.n. though one Is usually rented in which the hotly is conveyed to the i nve. As there are not graves enough r.i round, whenever a new one 1 reeded a previous tenant must be dis turbed, and this likewise happens w hen a tenant's rent is not promptly paid in :dance. The body is then removed from its place in the mausoleum orrx huined, as the ease may be, and the bones ore throw n into the basement he-low. Kiiclii l'l;?co!i 1 In llelgluin. 1 lielglnm is the home of the raein" pigeon. There the k . ort is a nation I I aHt'tr.e. and a pood :gton frrqui mly in:: Lr itsnvr.d I ::;rei uirsr.f money. I li.e ; i.i(" 1 r't " e 1 p ikiat le, to wh'.vii ,e:iy pninii i.ie i cili 1!. Forre of a Itlrd's Flight. Rome Idea of the terrific force with which a bird passes through the air may be gained from the fact that a short 1'iiie ago a common curlew flew right through a piece of pinte glass a quarter of un inch thick at Turnbcrry light VoiK'.e, Ayrshirn.