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DECORATED BY HUMAN BONES.
The Unique Room of Weird and Fantastic Wonders in the Flower Hospital. la the Plower IlemeonMhle Hos pllal and Madtenl College. 3lxly-Uilnl gtriet umt th Itnstsrn boulevard, tfaw Y&fk, the demonstrator's or "bono r&om," as It is called by the stttdsntA, MM aoh recently fltied up a a pcao ttont optical abject leaton In eotnpar ntlvo nnntomy, and Incidentally It Ihm lieoome, with Iti fantastic decorations of hundreds of dead men's bones, probably the most weird and gruesome Apartment In tho world. It li, however, emphatically itatl liy the college authorities that the apartment It not Intended to sorve as a mere curiosity and a ptae of gruesome wonder to the tally, but an n praetleal aid In the study of anatomy to the students of the Institution. Any one entering (or the first time this turtous e h a r n e I hause,not being nc customed to the sights presented, would perhaps suf fer u iliook to the nervM,whteh might ftKUlt In a haety departure to a Im unearthly neigh borhood. The fas nation of the plate, however, If he feeling of dread fer the spoelmens displayed can be overtime, li un uiually strong and quite enough to ex cite tho Interest nd Imagination of the most ease hardened sightseer. Hvcrywhore the ye turns, In this i r a it g e "bone rom," symbols of mortality start Into relief. Hut It Is on a large t a b I against the south -wall thnt death veritably alia en throned. In the middle, heaped Into a mound, bono from all parts of the hu man frame are surmounted by a skull. Hero a hand, there a crippled foot, a cranium hollowod Into a drinking cup, oddities of all grisly Miape surround the mound. In a ohalr to the right slta a skel eton In lolsuroly attitude, leaning one arm upon tho table, a he watches tho skeletons over Vilch the sunlight dantos. Tho namo of the room Is spelled abovo tho door, In letter made of linger bones. Upon the wall with in appear, In tho same grtiosome letter ing, tho names of Or. Nellson and Dr Northwny Meyer, demonstrators. lie side these legends slu a grinning human skull. Crowing and recroeslng the room strings of bonee Interlace. lUbs alter- llurntilllly of Unllroa.l TIM. The valuable paper communlcat! by M. Hanson to the recent International rfillwny eongress. as translated by the ftaleutlfle Amerlean. show the rwulu gained during aome twenty jfciw of experimental work carried out by tho Moge-Mmburg railway. Ilelglum. on whlih various kinds of metal tie have boon tested on different sections of the road. For comparison, a part of the read was laid with oak aleepew, and Identical oondltlons assured art u na ture of roadbed, drainage, weight of rail, care In maintenance. etc. Tho metal Ilea varlet In shape and quality from the crude forms of the earliest tlu to tho more scientifically designed later nrllole. It wm found ftiat the average life of the oak tie was thlr teon year, while the average life of the artiest and crudest metal tie was elchleen years. The latter ties have Uioir width decreased and their vertl nato with the slender bones of fingers and UhM- Up and down tho walls, llkn ghaaltj wlte serpents, crawl colls of vertebra. Arm and log bones with highly polUlied surfaces are hung on the cupboard door. William Plater, a trained nurse, who has charge of tho dlascetlng rooms of the college Is tho artist whose eccentric Inspiration la naoo'inUble (or the fantastic arrange ment of this remarkable display of human anatomy. During tho courso of a conversation the other day Mr. Plater was Induced to reveal how ho happened to devise this strange apart raant snd to give a description of It "Our bone room," he said, "Is In tentled to serve as n practical aid to our students of anatomy. Here tho sldo lie tho frail, light aoapula and tho strong, heavy fomurt nr eaeh end of tho table a grinning sk,ull Is hold aloft upon a tripod of tlblas. Wher ever thoro Is Available spaco the walls aro hung with diagrams of various por tions of tho body representing tho cir culatory and nervous system, and tho musolcs and organs. Over ono door tho names of Dr. Nellson and Dr. Meyer aro formed by fastening fingers and toe bones upon a board, which has been painted In black, the letters standing out prominently against tho black background. On tho opposlto wall tho Inscription 'Demonstrator's Hoom' may bo seen flanked on cither Bide by two stars. The dissecting room, lo which tho bono room Is a valuable adjunct, Is as neat and clean as possible. Tho bones with which tho room Is decorated aro tho accumula tion of twcnty-flvo years, and many ot them wero gathered nt a time when bones wero moro easily procurable than they arc at present. TCAUM ANT) flAlTiTBN !,,Uow" Umt but Mt Ul food u eoV i!iUUM AiMJ UiUUJJMt. Bunml aI(d thal lhB production j,' MATTERS OF INTEREST AaniouLTUnlsTS. TO Sain t)i.i..I)te IllnU At,ut Cut- Itallon of llm Hull nml YlrliU Tlicrrar llurllrullura, Viticulture unit floriculture. IN TUB HONK HOOM demonstrators of nnatomy, Dr. Nell son and Dr, Meyer, qulr tho students on tholr dlsicctlons. In this room hu man bones of every description nro to bo found grouped about In artistic con. fimlon. Festoons of phalanges, ribs and vortebrae cross the room In every direction. On tho walls, placed hero and there, may bo teen n sacrum, an Innominate bone, a femur and a tibia. "At one side ot the room Is n tablo upon tho front ot which are the letters N. Y. II. M. C. and II., made ot linger bono and toe bones. In tho center of the table stands a mound composed principally ot vertebral bonos nnd sur mounted by a skull. Surrounding the mound are bones from all part of the body, there are arm bones, leg bones and the bones ot the cranium. Side by cat flanges deepened at the center, thus 1 providing a minimum bearing surface Immediately beneath the rails, a h In creased gtriler depth nt the center. An International Illrd yut.lloii. In addition to tho destruction wrought by pugnacious sparrows at homo, Bngllsh swallows and martins auffor aoverely during their migrations from bird-hunters In Italy nnd Prance. Millions are thus slaughtered overy year, and the Society for tho Protection ot Dlrds has been asked to protest to tho governments ot Prance nnd Italy on tho ground that tho killing of tho KngllGh birds while crowing their ter ritories Is leading to a serious Increase ot Insect pests In Kngland. Kngland has novar been backward In protect lug her cltlteus abroad, nnd pcrhnpn hor aegis will he found to cover those thnt wear feathers as well as those who dress In clothes. "Por a long whllo tho bones have been lying around tho college, miiuy packed nway In boxes and of llttlo uio to any ono. "One ilny not long ago I conceived tho Idea that If properly arranged and displayed they might be turned to great practical bonofll. Accordingly I consulted the college authorities on tho subject, outlining my plan to them, for tho attornment at the bono room, and they readily appreciated the Idea and granted mo tho desired permission lo go abend. I have, endeavored to ar- rnngo tho bones In n useful and scien tific manner, nnd It they present a sight most gruesomo It Is because ot tho naturo of tho subject and not ho cnuso I had any Idea ot arranging such an effect." Wmr Mm' (llotrt. The latost masoullno wrlnklo wbloh girls affoct Is masculine gloves, not gloves nindo In a mannish stylo nnd fitting tho femlnlno hand, hut gloves that aro cut on mnscullno lines, do slcned for masculine wenrlnc. and but toned with tho slnglo button that holds together tho abbreviated kid wrist. Tho gloves nro short and squaro nnd mado of heavy dogvkln and stitched marked ly In white. Tho fingers are big and clumsy, and the entire glove Is almost twice the size which the girl ordlna rlly affects. Tho bigger the glovo the moro stylish the result. Tho mascu line glove Is entirely In keeping with the stubby, ugly masculine shoe. UaDirtlng Wool from limit Nliccp, Indians in uregon marxet every spring tons ot wool gathered from sheep that die on the rati go during tho winter. AN ESKIMO CAMP AT ST, MICHAELS, ALASKA, Nw Trmtmrnt nt Milk rr. A correspondent ot Farm nnd Home, London, England, says: "Favorable reports mostly, howover, from conti nental sources continue to como to band ot the success attending Schmidt's new treatment of milk fever. Tho current number of the Veterinarian contains a translation from a foreign contemporary which may bo ot in terest to 'W. R.,' who makes some In quiry as lo tho details ot the treat ment, and others who may be troubled with this pest of dalrytand. The translation runs as follows: 'M. Yonker, who practices In a district whero milk fever Is common, decided to give Bchmldt's treatment a trial. Tho sick animal Is well attended to, and the teats are washed with soap and water, and then disinfected with a solution of lysol. A tubo of caout chouc, six foot or more In length, car ries lit ono end a funnel, at the other a teat syphon, which Is Introduced In tho teat. When everything Is ready, seven to eight grammes of iodldo of potassium Is dissolved In a lltro of water recently boiled, which Is allowed to cool to 40 degrees or 42 degrees Cen tigrade. Ivftch quarter receives a quar ter ot this solution. At the time ot In jection the practitioner should mas sage tho quarter In order to facilitate tho penetration ot the Injection, nnd to allow It to penetrate along all tho milk passages lo the acini ot the gland. When the pulse was weak, Yonkor gavo a hypodermic Injection ot caffeine. At the samo time ho gave a doee ot aloes and saline enemnta. Out as the results might be due to romethlng other than tho Iodide ot potassium, tho author resolved to use nothing but the Iodldo, and In this manner discovered Its real value. To this end ho Injected tho solution mentioned abovo by means ot n pewter syringe attached to a caout chouc tubo. The results obtained were surprising; flvo cows thus treated speedily recovered, although threo of them wero very seriously III Indeed. M. Yonker thinks that theso results cannot be easily nassod over. Ho thinks that tho theory that attributes milk fever as duo to tho devolopmont nt a toxalbumln In tho udder Is a true ono. Lower organisms, still unrecog nized and unknown, may gain access to the udder by tho teat lumen, and set up decomposition of tho colostrum. Iodide of potassium acts upon theso organisms as It acta upon tho actlno mycci In a specific fashion, A certain quantity ot the salt will bo absorbed, and tbta may neutralize that portion of the toxin that has already gained tho circulation. This last explanation may be effored for tho rapid disap pearance of the gravo symptoms es tablished through paralysis of the pneumo-gastrlo nerve, duo to tho nc- t on of tho toxin upon tno nucleus oi origin ot tho nerve within tho mtdulla obloncatn. Tbo autnor is or opinion that prevention may bo established by either exhibiting the drug uy mo mouth or Injecting in tbo uddor prior to calving.' "A modification or improvement in the apparatus for the Injection of tho notasslum Iodide solution into the ud der has been Introduced by M. Vlnck. Ho employs a caoutchouc tube and fun- nel Into which the solution is poureu, and along which It runs, and at the lower extremity the rubber tubo ter minates In four nnrrowcr tubes, eacn having attached to it a teat syphon. There are thus as many syphons as quarters, and all the quarters are in jected simultaneously. Schmidt Insists on the superior benefit resulting from injecting the solution ot Iodldo salt with atmospheric air. "Tho Idea that tbo cause or miu (ever Is a poison or toxin in tho udder, whloh Is produced in connection wun the colostrum, Is steadily gaining rround. and acting on this hypothesis Mr. W. Hunter. M.II.O.V.B.. of New-castle-on-Tyne, Is employing a more direct agent than Iodide ot potassium in the form of ohlnosol. Fifteen grains ot cblnosol to each pint of water Is stated to have been used In the suc cessful experiments conducted by this practitioner. moro than doubled. With can worth 25c a dozen at that season ot tho year and food at tho ordinary prlcos, It should seem that it would not only bo economy to heat tho poultry house, but would bo a source of great profit, especially after arrangements had onto been completed so that It would re quire but llttlo extra work." It thero ever was a mora pointless experiment than this we would llko to know about It This comparison Is mado with two periods ot laying, ono from December 1 to 20th ot January, And the other one from the 20th of January, when tho stove was put In, up to tbo last ot April. The conclusions drawn that all ot tho extra eggs are duo to artificial heat la nn absurdity. Rvory poultryman knows that all through this section ot the country few eggs aro received in tho period from tho 1st of December to the 20th ot Jan uary, whllo About that lltno laying commences, In spite ot cold weather, and continues except In periods ot great cold. The only fair tost would be to take two lota ot poultry and keep them through tho entire wlntor under respective conditions ot artificial heat and no artificial heat. Tho conclusion that heating by stoves will pay largely Is not to bo accepted without further proof. It certainly will not pay In the latltudo ot Illinois, In tho extremo regions of Dakota nnd Minnesota, It might pay, but that remains to be demonstrated. Filthy Prinking Uti-nttK, Dr. Woods says: Tho drinking water is n fruitful sourco of disease. Im puro water should not bo allowed within reach ot (owls. It Is no un common sight on poultry farms, other wise well kopt, to find tho water ves sels In n filthy condition. Putting clean water Into foul rccoptaclcs Is labor wasted; yd wo not Infrequently sec on poultry fnrms dirty wooden tubs or unclean metal vessels contain ing uninviting drinking water. On a farm which I visited recently the fowls are supplied with running water in a metal trough. Judging from tbo con dition ot tho trough, nnd tho accum ulated filth and slime, It had :ot been clcnnod since tho plant was built sev eral years; yet tbo proprietor was un able to account for bowel troubles and other ailments to which his fowls wero subject. Wo cannot bo too careful about tho drinking water. It should bo such ns wo would bo willing to drink ourselves, slnco It plays an Im portant part In tho makeup ot tho fowl And ot tho egg. Metal water dishes, if kept clean, aro sll right; but glazed earthenwaro ones aro hotter. They should be so rondo that they can bo easily and thoroughly cleaned should be woll rinsed each time re futed, say twice or threo times dally, Ouco a week they should bo washed and scalded. MISSING LINKS, A paragraph Is being much handed, around to the effect that a flour mill at Warrensburg, Mo., ships Its product to Kansas City In barrels, has It repackod In sacks, and employs a stranger to como to Warrensburg and sell It as bard wheal flour made In Kansas. It "goes like hot onkes," nnd has almost run the home product out ot the mar ket. North nnd South are Joined In the material of tho national capltol. Tho central building Is constructed ot Vir ginia sandstone, painted white. Tho extensions are ot Massachusetts mar ble, nnd twenty-four columns ot the grand central portico aro monoliths ot Virginia sandstone thirty feet high, and ono hundred columns ot the ex tension porticos are of'.Mnryland mar ble. Girls who attend some of tho wom en's colleges In Kngland aro walling because they don't have enough to eat, and they don't llko what they do have. Tho parents are adding their voices to the lament, because their daughters aro driven by hunger to buy food out side the college, "the bills for this ex tra diet being nn additional charge on tho parental purse already taxed with high enough fees." This recalls tho American collego boy whose parents were puzzled In reading over his ac counts by tho persistent reappearance of the Item "fl. I. O." Tney appealed for an explanation, which was prompt and to the point. B. 1'. 0. meant "Sun dries. Principally Orub." New York. Sun. Wichita Is a typical "boom" town. Twelve years ago It had n population ot 40.000. Today It has perhaps 25,000, whloh Is a considerable recovory from low tide In 1895, when It had less than 10.000, nocordlng to estimates based upon tho number ot names In the di rectory. In 1880-8. beforo tho boom broke, Wichita real eatato was selling at Now York .prices, nnd they point out lots on tho main street that sold for $2,600 a front toot for which tho own ers would now be glad to get $300 or $400. The real cstato exchanges in New York in good times will reach about $02,000,000 a year; In Chicago, In 1892, Just beforo tho world's (air, tho transfers, ns shown by tho record er's books, wero about $30,000,000, but at Wichita during tho Ave months pre ceding tho collapso in 1888, moro than $35,000,000 In town lots changed hands, Correspondence Chicago Record, A Notable Shipment ot Pcrchcron Horses. The following appeared last week In a Chicago paper: Chicago has become a horso market (or tho Pacific coast. Yosterday's overland freight on tho Northwestern railroad took a car load of sixteen glaut Pcrcheron Craft horses, consigned to a brewing and malting establishment In Seattle, Wash. Tho animals had to thomsolves a "palaco" stable car equipped with ovorythlng dear to equine appetite and comfort, with & special attendant to minister to their wants. It Is said to bo tho first tlmo Chicago has been drawn on for such a consignment to a domcstlo destination nearly 2,600 miles away, In anticipation of the now field of (radio tho shipment may open, the railroad company has sont along Its rlght-ot-way ordors to "rush" tho car to tho coast with alt posslblo dispatch. None ot tho horses was un der sixteen bands high, whllo they tipped the scales at an avcrago weight ot 1,760 pounds, Thoy wero ot tho uniform shade ot "dapple gray" sad wore bred on tho prairies ot Iowa and Illinois. The eM adage whl- h says that It Is an 111 wind that blows nobody any geod Is admirably axemp jfled In tbo a tore drawing Tb-- '-nt and (be clothing ot the man In the pleture. together with sundry other olvtllied artistes kr and thr nr- i. ladKation of ihe gleanings the Hsklmos have gathered from foundered mining 'P"Um. The woman on ib . tr at the picture i In native costume, and so, too. Is the an with long hair standing behind the kAyais (oauti jji- mad ot skins t retched over a frame of wood). Htttlng roullry llotuat. Ilecontly wo clipped the ' following paragraph (rom a paper published In iho northwest: "The North Dakota station Is one ot the (ew agricultural experimental sta tions that has a poultry department. In charge of an expert chicken erank. They began a scries of experiments to determine. It possible, what effect, it any, heating the poultry house would have upon the production ot Bl nnd the food requirements. On December 1 they put forty-six chickens, Includ ing several varieties of birds, Into the poultry house. January 20 a large stove was put into the house and a fire started with lignite coal. On Janu ary 31 the teed bad decreased to tlx pounds In the morning nnd eight and threo-fourths In tho evening. The last ot March four and a halt pounds morning and four and three-fourths evenings. Tho total amount ot fuel burned (rom January 20 to April 1 costs $4.60. During the month of Jan uary previous to the use ot the stove, tbo average number ot eggs a day was two and three-fourths, the remainder ot the month (rom the 21st to the end it was six and three-elevenths, show ing tho Influence that heat exerted upon the production ot eggs. Tbo question natural!, arises, can a far mer under the conditions existing on tho ordinary (arm afford to take caro ot his poultry by furnishing artificial heatt An examination ot the figures Tho Leaf ot Young Grain. Thort Is muoh difference in tho breadth, slzo and color ot leat In young grain oa It comes up It Is partly dependent on the character ot tho seed, as the plant , sends up Its first leaves mainly (rom the starchy matter which enoloses the gwiu and whloh tho germ uses until It Is able to put forth roots Into tho solL Uarley being larger and heavier than oats has alwaya a broader leaf, though It oats are sown on rich laud and some what late thoy will como up with a leaf that looks llko barley. Hut this rank growth early Is not regarded favorably by the cultivator, for 'lie knows that it is liable to be followed by rust ot stalk or grain later In the season. Har rowing grain that town up with too small aud thin a leaf bruises these first leaves, and ns it also stimulates root growth It causes the plant to sand up uew shoots with much broader leaves. This dries out tho soli, thus preventing the exeossive growth later that Invites rust. I4x. Tho sons nnd daughters of tho princely families of Itomo aro said to havo a pretty hard lot. They nro gen erally very poor, yet they havo to live In enormous houses and keep up a tra. dltlon of magnificence. The young m drive In dog carts which, according rumor, arc owned Jointly by a dozen n them. The young women are to bo seen driving on the Plnclo, arrayed In stylish hats and coats, wearing good gloves and carrying pretty parasols. "And yet," says the English corre spondent who Is responsible tor this gossip, "tholr distrait expression shows that they aro uneasy In their minds, Tho particular form of guilt which burdens their nouls Is a dread thut somo one wilt Invite them to descend 'and stroll about tho bandstand, reveal Ing tho fact that their skirts are by no means so smart as tholr coats or waists, and their boots moro open (a criticism than their gloves." New York 8un. Two hustling advertising agents aro trying their utmost to buy all the avallublo spaco on each side ot tho Heading railway, from Philadelphia to Norrlstown, In order to display the merits ot their numerous wnros. no Ing baoked by plenty or capital, they are enuhled to offer tempting sums for the spaces desired, Farmers owning ground along the lino aro only too glad to gt their old fences torn down and have high ones erected In their stead. Thoy also receive a handsome sum per foot (rom the agents for the privilege ot tho advertisement. The agent makes up the cost In width by the height ot the fence, which Is sometimes twenty (eet. It Is apparently the purpose ol the advertisers to hove all the pretty landscape shut (rom tho view ot the passengers and Instead to offer them a continuous panorama of patent med icines, pills, bloyoles, biscuits. ntc.- Philadelphia Record. Condensed Milk. The New York Commercial says the quantity ot con densed milk made In the United States is assuming Immense proportions, and yet the domand tar exceeds the sup ply. No accurate statistics are ob tainable, but the latest estimates give an annual product ot 2,000,000 oases, about halt ot which Is consumed at home. The remainder Is exported and tho demand is constantly Increasing. Japan. China, India and the Hawaiian Islands aro large buyers while the pos sibilities for extension ot trade with Cuba, Porto Hleo and the Philippines are attracting the attention ot ship pers. Ex. Mlero-orgaetsm, or microscopic or ganism, Is a plant or animal too smalt to be seen without tno aid of a i pound mlerosco, Would Crl Ilriiiaml. A speculator, who had made a 1 argu fortune out of a medicine for a disease common among sheep, thought that a line market for his patent would be found In Australia. He knew there was un enormous number of sheep In that country, so he sent out his son to open out this moat promising con nection. The young man wrote to his futher as follows: "This Is a splendid plaee. The sheep nro as plentiful as reported, and I have no doubt we could do a glorious business if we had tho chance. Hut before sending me out here you should have sent the sheep disease. They haven't got It. and, unless you can let me have a box of microbes. I had better aome home." Stray Stories. Muliuiiiiuril aud tha Mountain. "The prlnee ot Wales tells me he will never again visit the United States," sighed Mr. Tody. "Is that so?" queried the Imperialist. "Well, I don't seo how he Is going to keep out of It If we go on spreading." LUe. Awfat Tlirral. Jones "Are you going' to pay mo tfyat aeeouRtr Smith "Net just yet " Jonas "If you don't I'll tall all your creditor that you paid me! ' Urjok lyu Life.