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hi m i; I . Ii. NEW MEXICO. Strange anil Nicaragua. It romps from I tranquil. At last accounts It waa raining heav ily at Dawson, but it was not raintnc Cold. , Money doesn't grow on trons. hut It ems to develop pretty rapidly In Oil tanks. In Sweden there is a strike for uni versal suffrage. That is a cause worth striking- for. Hetty Green could afford to pay somebody to tench her how to be hap py, though Immensely rich. Prominent among the hideositles of the season may lie mentioned also the fashionable demy fit of 1 !02. Alcohol automobiles should make a wlft race, but think of the possibili ties of thrir tinlsh In the gutter! It is graiiiying to And that the im petuous Santns-Dumont can find time to hold still and be photographod. A man named Consider fllajs died In Boston a f vt days ago. Let us hope that St. Peter haB favorably done so. Four million cases of eggs are stored in New York, and the probability is that a good many of them are very bad cases. The French ilium lliaafflt cruiser Suehet will never ro Into action with more credit to Itself; that It did tie other day. "You can't get blood from a stone," says "The ManavunU Philosopher," "but if it's a good one you can get money on It." When a business man amassps a for tune exceeding a million dollars he becomes by common consent a "cap tain of industry." The seventeen-year locusts would be aue in the west In 1905 if the sci entists had not decided to postpono their visit Indefinitely. The New York World says the Mar tinique horror has made the whole world kin. It has, but the touch of nature was rather rude. A l.'Ult; lbtailll 111.111 UIIS J'.V'1 i.-pti , I.J v- - -ni r. s , 1 ' . I A T . 1 1 . V .. 1 1 1 1 1 i ;'ti u i iue age ui ivi. rp uir. not have to produce the written' consent of his parents tojget a license. If President Palma and (Jen. Gomez were not bosom friends they might get into a row over the question as to which of them is Cuba's grand old man. A boy of 17 and a girl of 15 have been given a license to marry. Whit has become of all the barrel staves and slippers our mothers used to wield? Piorpont Morgan communes with a Bible worth $4r,,MlO, but he doesn't seem to be any better than the man who aets his religion out of a 45-cent Iule. King Leopold of Belgium has crawled out from under the bed and looked around, surprised at the many changp.s which have taken place dur ing his absence. Seven out of eleven shots fired by gunners of the Kearsarge on the run hit the sea target. This is thi se' iet of our navy's strength. Our seamen know how 10 shoot. Mayor Low admits that he paid a fine for unknowingly v'olatdlpyji Jro vlsion o( the water ordinance. It yi not stated whether he mixed it orusea, it .-imply &a a chaser. The stage irishman witli the crim son Qalways and the month full-of-much dialect can well be spared. So nlmi can the stHL'i. Yankee who savs "b-gosh" and is unknown in New Eng- I land. A volcano is in a state of eruption In the vicinity of the Iianlsh West In dies. When the Amnicans settle at 8t. Thomas they will harness these eruptive adjuncts and make them do the plowing. Hptty Oreen carries a revolver, but this Is a needless precaution. In or der to insure herself against an attack from any man It woulu only be neces sary for her to wear a placard with ber name on It Senator Piatt of New York has n nounci.l that his candidacy for t, lection will depend largely upon th state of his health. A later announce ment Is to tb effect that the senator's health Utiieadtly improving. Dr. Nyrop. the author of the book on "T. e Kiss and Its History." Is pro fessor of Romance Philology at tha Univenlty ol Cup.-nhagen. This is not the first evident we hjve had of the Intimate relation of Coyeunayen to kissing Dr. Edward Evf rently asued tq r the first Issu of paper. He sent tt mon: "Kiep the i If you havt aajtl If not, no." e was re words for n college nsed ser landments. iy, say it. WORK OP SCIENTISTS LATEST nur-oVE:"'" --3 IMVK TIONS OF IMPORT ANCt. mM .. to l ie lin n- Work af fi griidn Hon I for i i ' i i hoi Water International Tftlephiina Sytatn Im-prot-att Balkheatl Door. Marhlno for Encra.ars No small degree of skill must be at tained before a pattern can be copied off-hand correctly enough to be of commercial value in the engraving or drawing trade, and it Is possible that the machine here Illustrated may find a wide field In the copying of pat terns for this class of work. The In ventor, J. H. Martin of Roanoke, Va., Claims for It the capacity to copy a ifiattem exactly, or to Increase or de crease its size either In length or breadth or both, making it possible to change the copy of a letter, for in stance, in height or width without des troying the symmetrical outlines found in the original. The apparatus is practically an Im proved pantograph with provision for secining the work in position to be op erated on by the engraving or draw iLg tools. The base of the machine Is preferably a heavy metal block, sup porting the vertical post on which the frame Is pivoted. One arm of the frame carries the tracer which fol lows the pattern, with a second arm, at the rear of the first, supporting the engraver. To vary the dimensions of tLe copy the frame Is provided with a jka near Its pivot. In which two paraiVi rods are clamped by a lever, the release of the lever allowing hor izontal movement in either direction to lengthen or shorten the radius of the circfe In which the tool travels. Rtft on Man' loe Cnp. Despite the remarkable contribution to knowletge given recently by Prof. Holden in the question of physical conditions on Mars, no less a scientist than Prof. Perclval Lowell contributes to the last number of Popular Astron omy a labvred, detailed paper on rifts in tbji polar "ice-caps" of that mem ber of the solar system. As there is every reason to believe that the tem perature on Mars is very low proba bly somewhere between 100 and 200 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, the terra "ice.'o' meaning frozen water, is 'idiculou8 as applied to this planet. Mars receives but half the quantity of heat that comes to the earth and has no atmosphere to retain it as we have. The result of this is that tempera tures are appallingly low. It Is be lieved that frozen carbonic acid gas is what causes the so-called "Ice-caps" on Mars. An lu ii ti. . Scarecrow, In designing the light-throwing ap paratus shown In the accompanying cut. Alexander C. Davis of Lafayette, Ind., seeks to provide an inexpensive animated scarecrow, adapted to be op erated by the wind, to flash beams of sunlight or lamplight over a Held and frighten away any bird or animal bent on depredation. The device can be mounted on a post at a convenient place and serves to frighten hawks, crows and other birds In the daytime and owls and other rodents at night. It consists of a fixed frame of any Mes red shape, open on two s'des for the free passage of the wind, with a lamp In each end of the frame for r.tght use and a central revolving wheel which carries a number of mir rors to reflect the light across the 'ipld it Is di4sired to protect. The on n; blades are shaped to jfatcrh the" "'ind on one side only, and even u slight air current will set the wheel In motion. Any ordinary lamps or lanterns may be used, those shown being partially protected by metallic hoods, which also serve as reflectors, with openings only on the sides to ward the mirrors. When this scare crow is In use at night it throws streams of light round and e nd the Held, nrvlle In the daytime sudden flashes of light from the sun serve the same purpose. International Tt-lrphnna Hy.tem. Paris Is the center of an internation al telephone wire net; its extreme ends are l. melon Hamburg, Berlin, and (In counectlon with the French Italian line about to be opened! Turin and Milan. The Paris-Berlin Hue is the longmt, with about C26 miles of wire. The arts-Hainburg line is about the sau.-. Tne dlstanj from Parts to Turin, mea-,,rel an nlr ,B about :'.7." miles a.,) yfcn, .tween Paris and Milan about 47Vaiog. uut a these lines are ollpsiil "i0 length by that between Pari and Cologne, not by the direct line, but by Indirect connection, often rendered ueceiusry by breaks In the other service. In such cases a person In Paris desiring to speak to Cologne Is connected via SAXl&. T'ui" rounuaoout way In creases the .ire distance about 375 miles, making the total distance about 1,000 miles. The Cologno Gazette states that this doeB not impair the distinctness of the message, and no loss of ume is noted In using this In creased distance. Th ,.,! of Kw Invention Every home and workshop teems with profitable suggestions to the man with open eyes and mind. In a recent number of Everybody's Magazine, the possibilities of Inventing new pro cesses and new machines, as the re sult of such observation is clearly brought out The cost of refining kerosene oil Is paid to-day from the despised sludge acid which formerly fouled our rivers an., harbors. The waste of the slaughter house brings in almost as much as the flesh of the animals killed. Nature has waste products still waiting for use. Prairie wire grass was once one of these. Nowadays it Is used In the manufacture of fur niture and fu-nishlnga. Cornstalk pith is made into fillings for warships' hulls to close holes made by an ene my's Shells. Somebody should come along and Invent a lubstltute for elastic Para rubber. Celluloid and oxidized linseed oil are fair substitutes for some pur poses, but nothing apparently has yet been found that posseses the true elastic properties of India rubber. There Is still nothing like leather for shoes, but an inventor may find a sub stitute to his profit. floit for I niil and Water. On many beaches which are very level it Is .rnpossible to launch a boat from the land unless the passengers wade out or the boat Is pushed out by hand, and it is to overcome this ob stacle that the apparatus shown In the drawing has been designed by Samuel T. Brlttain of Boston, Mass. With this contrivance the passengers may enter the boat'and be driven along the beach Into the water, and when finally launched the same apparatus which accomplished the work Is used to pro pel the boat through the water. Any ordinary form of motor is used, being geared by chains to the appara tus shown in the rear of the boat. This consists of a gear wheel with concave face secured in a rigid yoke, with a tilting post carrying a second gear wheel, meshing in the first. A second chain connects the latter gear wheel to the propelling wheel. At either end of the shaft carrying the rear gear wheel is a yoke extending forward and ending in a handle which serves to turn the propeller alter the manner of a rudder. In order that the driving wheel may serve as a propel ler In the water it is fitted with a series of pivoted blades which turn at right angles to the plane of rotation during the lower half of their revolu tion. To accomplish this a deflector Is attached to the side of the fork, which throws the blades out during half of the revolution and then re turns them as they pass through the fork. Improved I n': -1 ( h i ' c An interesting experiment in con nection with submarine fog-signaling has been carried out at Egg Rock, Lynn, England. A bell was hung fifty feet below a buoy, moored in fifteen fathoms of water, and was struck by electricity from the Egg Rock Light house, where a power-house is estab lished. By means of such submarine signaling it is stated t..at a person placing an ear against a rod held in contact with the hull of a vessel, Is able to hear the bell from three to five miles away; in face, it Is believed that tin ringing of the bell can be heard at a distance M ten or, twelve miles. Improve'! Jtalkhead Uoorl. In the express steamer Kronprlnz Wllhelm of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, the lower parts of the bulkheads are equipped throughout with a system of water tight doors which may be controlled either from the bridge of the ship or from the bulkhead itself. The system was Invented by Prof. Dorr, and the company states that it will equip all of Its steamships with this system. A demonstration was recently given on board the Kronprlnz Wilhelm, when all of the twenty doors below the wa ter line were closed from the bridge. Discover Unknown Uerme Dr. F. W. Hutchison, a well-known In. 1 1 1 1 scientist, is at present making a series of balloon ascents from I .on don and vicinity, with a view to de termine the nature of the bacilli in habiting the upper regions of the at mosphere. So far the results have been satisfactory, and many hltheitn unknown species o. germs have bos discovered. A nream In Spring. Like weary sentries, Rrlm and gmy. The stately houses stretch away. In long, unbroken line; Their beetling brows In anger frown Upon a cottage old anil brown Thy home. O heart of mine! Yet there the velvet grasses grow. And there the pale wild cowslips blow The first wild bluebird elngn. In dreams he sees the tiny nest. Where downy (ledgllngs away to rest Beneath his mate's soft wings. And there a giant maple stands. Outspreading his protecting hands. Like pious friar of old, O'er sunken roof and moss-grown wall Where white catalpa hlossoms fall Snow arrows, tipped with gold! Caressed by hee and butterfly On either side 'he long walk lie Low beds of tangled flowers; And up and down the quiet street The sunbeams dance with trlppltng feet. Through all the fleeting hours. But oh, the cottage lies so still! No more Its llst'nlng echoes thrill With childish laugh and song The tireless mother-hands have rent. Clasped close upon the pulseless breust- And, oh, the years are long! Yet ever when the faint perfume From nodding purple lilac bloom Steals through tne Bprlng sunshine In dreams that old-time home I see. Which never more may shelter thee, O lonely heart of mine! Mabel H. Eastman, In the Kansas City Star. Anlmala with Three I - Nearly every one has heard of the tuatara, the curious iguana-like look ing creature now found on only one or two islands off the coast of New Zea land and supposed to be the o'dest liv ing type of animal on the face of the globe. One of the most curious fea tures is an organ on the head, which at one time was spoken of as the pineal gland, but which Dr. Dendy dis covered to be in reality a third eye. His paper on the subject caused the greatest interest in the English scien tific circles, and, as an illu: 'ration of UM way In which research la special ized nowadays, It may be mentioned that while Dr. Dendy devoted himself to the study of the third eye one dis tinguished biologist is "-vorking out" the skeleton, another the Kidneys and so forth. In a short time, therefore, our anatomical knowledge of the tua tara ought to be complete. More recently Dr. Dendy has discov ered another New Zealand creature possessing a third eye. This in the New Zealand inmprey, a favorite arti cle of food among tne Maoris. The third eye la situated on the top of the head and Is covered with a thin coat ing of Bkin. It is doubtful whethei it Is now of any practical use for seeing, but Dr. Dendy believes that at one time, far back in the world's history, there were two eyes on the back of the lamprey's head. He Ib further of the opinion that at one time the tuatara also had two eyes where now only one remains. Long-Tailed' fowls. An interior province of China has produced one of the most remarkable curiosities in the snape of long-tailed fowls in the world. The specimens recently brought to light and which were kept in the Imperial household gardens are illustrated. The cock has feathers six feet long. Thoro are four varieties white head and body, with feathers and tall black; white all over, with yellow legs, red neck and body featbors, reddish color mixed with white of body. Reenrrertlon I'lanta. There are plants which, wnon dried and apparently dead, take on the form of life again when they are soaked in water. There are two kinds of revival, one real, th other aparent. A writer in La Science Illustree says that re turn to life.either in a complete form or in part, Is quite frequent in the vegetable world, where the influence of humidity and dryness Is more mark ed than among anlmala. One naturalist has taken fine rais ins, of the variety known as Imperial Malarja, and planted the stem In moist earth. This stem, four inches long, in three montht. bad a Bhoot of three additional inches. The plant best known for Its re newing property is the Rose of Jeri cho. This is not really & rose at all. but belongs to the Cruclferae or mus tard family, and its little white (low ers recall those of the "Shepherd's purse," so common along country road sides. It grows In the sandy deserts of Ara bia, Egypt and Syria. When the plant becomes dry Its stems curl up, draw togethei I form a rounded knot. The wind e ily uproots the thing and carries it away, but If It is deposited In a damp spot it nppnrpntly comes to life. It was once thought that it absorbed water from the soil, took root tnd be gan to grow again. In reality, how ever, this never happens. The Rose of Jericho Is lifeless from the moment when it Is uprooted. It Is simply a dead plant which has changed form from the absorption of water. The dried plant furnishes a very In teresting change when It Is plunged into water. In an hour it doubles Its size, stems begin to rise and capsules take on a pinkish tinge. It seems to be reviving, but this Is a vain show. It Is among those plants in which the resurrection is apparent, not real. The movements of such plants are really like those of the scales on a pine cone, which open or draw together as the air la more or less dry. Real resurrection, however, is seen among certain ferns and mosses. To U . t the Drowned. It was ascertained some time ago that a person who had been drowned, and is apparently dead, may frequent ly be restored to life by the regular drawing out of the tongue, the opera tion being continued for quite a time. In order to facilitate this system, Dr. Iaborde, who originated the Idea, In vented a clock-working machine which will keep up a rythmical movement of the tongue for at least half an hour, and can then be wound up again for another thirty minutes. By this means persons have been restored to life who would, under ordinary circumstances, have been given up as dead. Apple niotmt lu Itroadttay. The apple tree in the southwest cor ner of Grace churchyard is In bloom, giving to lower Broadway promise ot an apple crop of its own growing this year, says a New York newspaper. Ii will not be a very ample crop, even If it reaches maturity. The blossoms have a hard time struggling against down-town condi tions. But they make a brave show ing against the gray stone of the church, now covered with the spring green filigree of budding Virginia creeper, and to many passing pedes trians they are one of the sights of lower Broadway. -I ii . a., o fl Documents. Many ancient documents have been discovered in the explorations of tho sand-covered towns of Chinese Turke stan. They consist of writings on wooden tablets, and are r alcd and tied when found, the sand having pre served them in excellent condition. Even the ink with which they were written is still black an 1 easily read. It is believed that these documents will throw much light on the life and customs of the people that formerly lived In this desert. The script in which they are written is of a kind still known in India. Remnrkable Surgical Feat. Occasionally Borne remarkable feats of surgery are resorted to in an effort to sustain the thrad that holds life fast. Here is one: John Olberg of Kenton, Mich., recently was subjected to the novel experiment of having a piece of dog's skull grafted upon his head. Oiberg's skull had been frac tured for four years, and over the opening, which was an inch and a half in diameter, a foreign growth had formed. This pressed on the brain and caused convulsions. Olberg ral lied quickly from the operation and completely recovered. 28 ( luwi Oat or 13 Eggn. Charles W. Sheffield of Westerly, R. I., Is the owner of a four-legged chick en, recently hatched. It was the last offspring of a hatch of thirteen eggs, placed under a barred Plymouh Roek hen. Every egg hatched Inside the usual twenty-one days, except the one containing the bird with the extra ap pendages. At present the chicken uses only two legs in walking, but if the other legs reach the usual length thd bird can shift its burden to 1U auxiliary means of locomotion. Rpanred by a llroom. A Wheeling (W. Va.) young man named Joseph JaekBon lived to tell the s'.ory of having a broom handle knocked through his Jaw. He is a tool dresser and was Sweeping out tlse engine-room in the factory where he is employed while the machinery was in operation. In some Way the broom caught In the flywheel of the engine and was forced upwards, the handle penetrating his lower Jaw and extend ing almost to the base of the brain. Vt Ilia Own Wheat Field. Last Tuesday Alonzo Dixon, a l.o gansport teamster, coughed up several particles which proved to be grains ot wheat. He had inhaled them while threshing last September and they had commenced to sprout. He suffered much pain. Examination by an X-ray machine showed where the particles of wheat had sprouted in the man's lungs. Since coughing them up he has been Improving rapidly. Idavllle (Ind.) Observer. s i, ,ii by a Faather lloa. Mrs. Henry T. Vilas of Pasadena, Cal., owes her life to a feather bou. She was driving when a si i ay 22-call-ber bullet struck her In the neck. The missile passed through the ostrich feathers of the boa and its force was lessened until only a Blight wound re sulted. It is believed If It had not been for the boa she would have been killed. I.adlen Van Wear Hhoea One size smaller after using A I len's Font Ease, a novrder. It malipatlbt or rv? ahoespitsv ('uresswo)len.boi , sweating, selling feet, ingrowing nails, corns and bunions. All druirgists snd sli.ie stores, 15c. Trial package l'KK hi by mall. Ad dress Allen S. O.msted, LeUoy N. Y. Japanese 8tory Tellers. Street corner story (idlers still earn n good livelihood in Japan. In Toklo alone cunt t tnem ply (Uelr trade, pro vided with a small table, ii Ian and a puper wrapper to Illustrate and em phasize the poitlta of their Idles. To Cnre a Cold In One rtay. Take Laxative Bronte Quinine Tab ets. 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