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SCOItCIIING FOR LOVE.
Fury held me dumb. I stared nt mer mil or munierous eyes. At last, , iio never sniu itr i gasp out. "Never n word. I marin It nil un I'd thought-twlleved-that he-No. mat isn't tine, either! ho nercr gave ,tne any reason! Hut I couldn't wit 'ness your happiness, so I told you MORS UMI" 1 No answer. I fanl Mmi tneiuh will eftoke me. The atmosphere In n-throb nn nor exeiteu pleading, "Forglvo met I deservo your nn- Ser nnd hla Itnrn Tint I'rn rrnnfou. od there' no harm dene. Ohl what ii Win matter? It'a not a bad aa nil tnatr "ItS an ImiI na It nn Itn Wu'vn parted. I've written him it letter n naierui letter. He'll nevr forgive me. Ann i don't want him to!" "Hilt ho eatl't linvo ffnl It vi,l Her WBrila full nn iinhftiwllnir vnni-a "I ean never face him ngaln never! Oh! ro nwar leavn mnt" "I.litcn, llatont It'a not thrco hours mnce j win you. It had o bo written posted: It onn't Imvn rAaahivl. nn to him at once stop It, prevent hli renmng iu now now don't waste tlmel" She shook me wildly In her excitement "How? I should nevor bo In timet" "lou ean ride llko the wind!" "Itldoi" At the vory word dead hope inroos io lire again. Would It bo pos sible? I thoro atlll n chance? At any rU, Ifa worth trying, nnd anything would be better than thla frenzied In- notion. "The tnaehlne'a In there. rump my tiro up while I put my hat on. How my hands ahaket Now, quick, my gloves!" "Como, It's rondyl" 1 spring Into the ssddlo and nm off. "If I luoeeml I'll forglvo youl" I thout back. And "Succeed! Bucecedl" fol lows me and spura mo on. Men have oft-times ridden for thcli llvos. Life! What Is life to me today? I ride for love. If I lose well, may I loo both llfo and love together? Kensington High street Is busy, but I squirm In nnd out of the tralllc without n pause, nnd reach the open road of Kensington dore, where I fairly let fly. Shouts and remonstrance follow me unheeded. The first block occurs at A)- I SHOOT PAST THK CONSTAHLK'S HACK. brt u.u. -..utnv tho main trnfllc Is closed by carriages pouring Into the park. I shoot past the constable's back, dive beneath tho heads of a pair of prancing grays, circle round others and pursue my ilylng course to Hyde Park corner. Another stoppage! Fury, doepalr! This time the polloemnn faces me. I catch his eye. Mlno Implores Immu nity. He winks n kindly "All right, missy, on you go." Alas! not for long. Tho stream of tralllc pouring out of Park Une Into Piccadilly shuts out all hope from my desperate gaze. I crawl up. Jerk my front wheel to nn angle of forty-flve and como to a standstill without dis mounting. Ilut nil hopo is ovor. Noth ing can nvnll me now. The lottor has reached baon read. My doom Is seal ed. The restraining arm of the Inw Is withdrawn; we nro let loose. Picca dilly lies sweltering beneath slimy pools. Those fiends of watoroarts have been disgorging themselves liberally rendering dangerous for man and beast roads that would otherwise have been In perfect condition. Ordinarily I should have threaded my way daintily over the Islands of this greasy morass. Now I simply eplaah on, spurting the mud to right and left, saving myself almost Inevi table slldwllps by gripping my handle bars and Jerking them up at the least suspicions of a slither. I lift my front wheel and actually jump over the worst of the slimy pitfalls. gt. James' and then Jermyn street save me delay at the Circus. Waterloo place Pall Mall dashing down Huf folk street an empty landau; meeting It trom Trafalgar Square, a groom on a mettlesome young mare. I am elose on them, but they roust have passed eth other In time to leave me room. Neither observes the other, both keep to the middle of the road; result col lision! The most lightning-like dis mounts would simply dssh me Into the melee; to steer asldo Is equally Impos sible. In a flash I realize my only course. "Hold up, my man!" I shout to the horseman on my right He and the coachman tumble to the attuatlon In stantaneously. Doth positively drag their horses off the ground, and three pairs ef forelegs paw the ar above my head and form a living tri umphal artb, 'neath wbtah I shoot De frauded, the Jaws of death snap to behind me, In lbs clash with which they all reach earth. My heart lisps Into my mouth and chokes mo-a mist swims before my eyes, I away In the saddle and almost fall. The Strand reached, by Impotonce maddens me. Crowds of horses, men, vehicles I senrco Isnow what sur round me and hem roe In on every side. In a blind frenzy ot haste n path botwlxt tho narrow lines of traffic, barely conscious of the shouts, warn ings, oaths and execrations that pur sue me. The same mad course down, Flcot street! Itarcly, If ever, do I ring my bell, but steer In and out, avoiding ovory Impcdlmont In my path as. If by magic. I see tho surging life around mo as Chatstlan saw temptations merely obstacles to bo' overcome. Now ray destination Is In sight, and n flying leap from my mn chine while still nt full pace, lands m, nt tho very door. Flinging my mount Into the hands of an astounded on looker I tear upstairs. Thank hoaven. ho's out I "I'll go In nnd wait" "Very well, miss; In hero please," Is that my letter lying on tho top or an unopenod pile? Ah, surolyl A voice outside his voice. "My tlttlo woman, how dear of you to come, but what what?" I rolouno my hands, tottor past him, suftlcli tho loiter from tho desk, and wavo It wildly nbovo my head. "Jim, I wrote It I don't want you to read lo 7 I " Sob' choks my ut terance Smiling, he takes It from my trem bling fingers. I sink down nnd wntoh him holnloislv with terror-fascinated eyes. Tho torn tiny fragments flutter slowly from his fingers Into the official wasto papor basket. I havo a dim sonso of strong, dear arms supporting me, as I close my eyes to shut out tho view of walls and furnlturo, which will sway to and fro In tho most be wildering manner Imaginable, CASTS OP ESQUIMAUX. A New York Hcnlptor Brcuree Tno of Them. Two tlttlo brown stntuos, bare-logged and bare-armed, nllvo only In the black oyee that mutely questioned thoso about, ml In the sculptor's studio nt tho Muscnm of Natural History the other morning, says tho Now York World. Thoy wero Znhsrlnor nnd Art marhoko, tho Heklmo twins, ready for tho ordeal ot being "cast." Caspar Meyer, tho sculptor, and his nsslitnnt, first mlxod tho plnster In n grant bowl. "Like Ico cream," whlsperod the In terested Ziiksrluor, spreading her hands nnd firms on the molding-board. Over them streamed tho thl'ik mixture, smoothed nnd patted Into placo by tho trowol. Whllo tho piaster hirdenod not n musclo moved, A touch told tho sculptor Mint the moment had como. Thon the knife wna applied to tho edgos, and hnlf tho cast tvos removed, rovoaiing mo straigiu uttlo firm nnd curious small hand to I In owner onco ngnln. 8ho gavo n sigh of relief awl smiled up nt Minor Hrtri.o, her adopted fnthor. "I'm coming out ngnln." oho said trlunrphnntly, A cast of her legs was thon taken. Arttnarhoke, watch ing tho operation, owhnngcd gleeful orltlolsmR with her stater In their nr- tlvo tongue. On an excursion round tho studio nn rest thoy ran upon tho bust of Mrtil, tho Ins of tho Poary Es kimo Importations, and now a mem ber ot tho family ot Superintendent Wallace of tho museum. "Ah!" cried Artmarhoke, putting n caressing hnnd upon the cheek, "look, It Is my broth er!" The easting of tho hend was a more delicate tnrk. Tho hair was bound back tlBblly with n cloth f oscnpe the plnster. The face was then carefully rubbed with ollvo oil nnd tho paste nppllod lens generously than to the arms and legs. Hvon tho cars wero covorod. Tho entire cast camo off flawless. Zaksrlnor's nstonlshmont nt tho comploto reproduction of lior lineaments was not the least pleas ing part of tho picture. She gazed In to the cast nnd softly ropentod, "My oyes, my nnie nil mlno!" Tho twins' nro rogardod as splendid specimens, and nrc being mndo tho subject of much artistic as well as scientific study. FASHIONS FOR LITTLE GIRLS Many Pretty Dresses Provided for Their Use in Sprlnrj nnd Summer. When It comes to fashions for lltllo folks, tho needs of tho smnll girl nro b no means neglected. This Is as It sbould bo, for h!io Is by nature fond of pretty clothes nnd wishes them to bo correct In stylo as to cut and fin lab. Every mother ot n small girl should teach her while very young the Importance ot being neatly nnd appro priately dressed nt nil times. Most childless women havo an Idea that nil small girls must look nltko In this matter of dress, but tho wlso mother has learnod that thoro nro ns many fashions for her Uttlo girl ns for her eolf and that thoy follow her own rather closely. Whllo provident mothers nro plan ning summor outfits for their chlldron spring clothes should bo considered first, nnd already many youngstora aro happy In tho possession of spring gowns. Sergo has for years played nn Important part !.. tho schoolgirl's wardrobe, but this soason finds tho softer materials moro In demand. Chovlots and light-weight tweeds nro considered tho most durabto fabrics for liurd wonr, whllo enshmero, voile and tho plain wool and silk volllngs nro utilized In constructing dressy gowns. Cloths of n light and dark shado aro frequently combined effort Ivoty, ns the first model provos. airls over 8 woar shirt waists and skirts, n most senslblo nnd economical fashion. Tho best skirt for linme- OUTWAHD AND VIBIULB 8ION3. Apt Aitlwar of m t'litlil la a Queetluu ! Church lloclrlnre. The priest at St Auguitlne's has been devoting n groat deal ot time lately to Instructing his Juvenllo par ishioners In the catechism, says tho vYathlngtou Post. Tho sacraments ot the church formed tho stibjeel of n recent discourse before one class. The good father explained their number nnd their meaning, and tho Inward state ot grace ot which they are tho outward and visible signs. "And now," said he, after he had gone over It alt very thoroughly, "what U the outward and visible sign ot tko sacrament of baptism?" Then he waited, expecting somebody to give the answer about tho pouring of the water on the bead of the persvn to be baptized. Nobody spoke. The priest repeated his question, "What Is the outward and fislbU sign ot tho sasrament ot baptiimf Ha asked. A shrill little volee piped up eager ly In answer. "I know, sir. It's the baby,' A itemarkable llama Bait. In northeastern tabrador Mr. A. P. I.ow has found a fresh-water lake, 800 feet above sea-level and 100 miles from salt-water, which Is Inhabited by sealb He thinks the ancestors ot these seals were Imprlioned In n bay when (ha genoral surface ot Labrador rose after the Olaelal epoch. Ilelug thus out off from the sea, the water gradually be omo fresh, while Its Inhabitants o4 ustomed themielvu to their new con. dltlons of life. dlate use Is mado ot plaid cheviot In tho now tints, and is a flve-gorcd uf fnlr that fits rather lightly over tho blps, but has a proper fullness at tho waist In the back, and flares at the bottom In tho regulation grown-up manner. Such skirt Is worn with wash or silk shirt waists, nnd a smart reefer or cont ot plain cloth of tho predomi nating color In the skirt. lator on linen, plquo and duck skirts of a similar design nro promised. A protty model Is made ot the new nun's veiling In ono ot the fashionable reddish tints, and has a vHlte yoke collar and epaulettes outlined with braid. Dressy gowns of thin, soft materials havo the skirts trimmed with chiffon ruehlngs and cream or white (acs Is invariably Introdugcd on (he bodice. Childish figures need loaiethlni In the way ot revcrs, epaulettes or big collars to glvo the gown tho proper style. Wash fabrics for children, suoh as gingham, lawn, cambric, percale nnd the llko are beautiful In coloring and dnlnty In doslgn. For tho most pnrf thoy nre Inoxpenslvo and do up well. They look tholr best when made with a gored skirt, with an attached grad. listed flounco, not too wide. Tho waists aro usually shirred or tucked on full to a yoke of white titaklng or all-over embroidery, whloh Is outlined by n cord of tho material nnd n frill of embroidery. Puffs nrc notod on very few slcovos, whloh nro quite small. little PArtAanAriis. Tho Forth bridge costs for Interest nnd up-lteop 130,000 per annum. Krupp has mndo over twenty thou sand guns of largo caliber for the nrmlos of Kuropo, (Icnernl Sir Arthur Cotton Is ono of Itnglnnd's oldest soldiers, being In his ninety-sixth yenr. A pet fox In n Wost Chester, Pa., bird storo upsot n gas stovo nnd asphyxiated a number of tho birds. Tho average llfo of a nolo of tho Hank ot Ulnglnnd Is a Uttlo less than soventy days. Notes are never reis sued. Tho longth of tho world's railways Is moro than sovontocn times tho clr ciimfcronco of tho earth at tho equator. A Pennsylvania coal miner was frozen to death during tho recent cold spell stnndlng up In n snowdrift with his dinner pnll In his hand. Italph achrctt, an Atchison soldier nt Manila, writes: "Toll tho folks I am saving money. I won $r.O nt craps last payday and put It nil In bnnk." A lot of Ilourbon county, Kontucky, cattle went Into u tobacco barn for sheltor during tho last snow, nnd twonty of thorn died from eating tho tobneco. A Dickson county woman has sued hor husband on tho chnrgo of gross neglect of duty. Incidentally bIio asks for tho custody of their eleven children. KansnH City Journal. "Did nny of your folks celebrate Washington's birthday, Hobby?" "Only slstor." "What did sho do?" "Sho had n call from tho hntchot-faccd Mr. Mousor." Cleveland Plain Dcnlor. An unusiinl screen scon rccontly has n frnmo of dark wood, nn Imitation ot mahogany. For n filling two good etchings nro set In on each side of tho thrco folding divisions. Now York Post, A Homo for Working Women has been established In Dorlln. It Is open ovory evening from 0 to 10. No ques tions nro asked of thoso who como there, nnd If they deslro It taoy can havo n sandwich and a cup of cocoa for 2 conts or n warm dish for 4 cents. A Knnsas papor says: "Ono scarce ly could pick up n Knnsas paper dur ing tho recent cold snap without read ing nn account ot how somo one set flro to tho blnnkets by Inking a hot brick Into bod. Many ut tho accldonts woro serious and In nnn ic. at Uit. doath fnlovd." IN TEE ODD COENEH QUBBH AND CURIOUS THINQS AND EVENTS. Iltl Joke from Itlml. Ho (botweon tho nets) It you don't mind. 1 will run out nnd not a Uttlo air. Sho Liquid air? "I havo frcmisntlv botieht hntulnnmn pipes for my friends In my travels, but llioy novor cot tuom." "do nstrav In shipping?" "No; 1 keep them my-solf." Hoy Mr. Smlttors wants to know it you'll lend him nn umbrella. Ho says you know him. "You may sav tmt t do know him. Ho will probably under- sinnu wuy you ciiutft bring tho um brella." Tubus (recounting his exnerlonrn nt a musical party a few ovonlngs previ ous inoy uiu not oven ask mo to sing. Miss Whltelye (placidly) Yoil-ve sang there before, haven't you? "Yes, once. Why?" "Oh. nothlnsr." Llttlo Kthol My sister Mav lovei you vory dearly. Mr. Softhnnd. Mr Softhead (delighted) Ah, sweet child! Hero is a penny for you. Now inii mn dearie, why do you say that your sis ter love mol Lltt o Ethel Whv. 'oauso when I said the same thing to Mr. winner ana Mr. Dlnkcr they eaoh gave me a penny, too. A raw I,cnl In Nutnrmt nUtory An !ntrMtlag ritli from tha Ooail of Alabama Tha Ortal Btrtogth nt Btnrs, Blia Would lla Theru. "I am sorry to learn that vmt so III that you oannot nniuiiii j, i your accustomed place tomorrow morn ing, miss iiysee," sam the minister's wlfo eondollngly, "and I have hurried over to say that you need not feel tha slightest uneasiness about tho solo you were to sing In the opening anthem. Mr. Ooodman and the choir have ar ranged that Miss Ooneby shall tako the part aud " "What?" The Dooutar sonrono of tha n n Qoodman'a churoh oholr sat hoi un. right 'n bed. "Wbatl" sho soreamed. "That old maid with the cracked volrn in ir to sing my solo? Never!" With one hand she toro the band ages off her head; with the other sub swept tho medicines from the little table to the floor, and then kicked down the coverlets. "Tell Dr. Ooodman and the others," tho anld. In a voten that rnnv H.rA.,.1. the house llita tho silvery tones ol a! beil. "to notify Miss Ooneby (hot sho needn't mangle that solo. I'll hi! Uersr A Lair liar. In the .middle o tho winter, when a MM Her flaw enmika alnlta An' tjia mrddr dream of flowars, an' n.. "J.b,rJ! break out In sons. Then f has the Itaiy, dalay, lasy ferlln, an' 1 plna For the kratn banks of a river-jus o' ball, an' nihln' Unci In 'hP-.md5u lh8 winter when the irvin reun you roil An tha unhtn en' the cummer link Un'. tWlnlllln thrnil.t. vor null Then It a In the oia time Srchards an1 the .... nil's 1 lonqa to be, Whsr the bract kin blow the blossoms i, m answer over mei U!5i ?. U,94.ro' Jf1 L'01' nn' "o ,na 1 rM?' ,hl ' Wamo him fer Ulelurbln' An" tYJI'0 dreemln;, dream In' with the . ---AtUnta Conitltutlon. Itfitliig Flih from Alabama font. In Novembor. 1898. tho United Btatea Csh Commission rri.lrml frnm Pnl TV H. Iiuger, a woll-known business man of Mobile, Aln., a speclmon of fish that waa not only strongo to the local fish- erraon, but had never before been ob served on tho United Btates coast, so far as available records show. The fish .had been taken about twenty miles south ot Mobile harbor. The form ot ino species Is so characteristic that IU Identity Is readily discernible, thourh row students ot fishes "have ever had an opportunity to oxamlne fresh speci mens, It has no vernacular name ex cept Cuban one tlnosa; It Is, however, a species ot crovalle or cavally, ot which there aro several common rep resentatives along tho Atlantic sea- ooara, ana it boars tho technical name of Caranx lugubrls. Tho accompanying drawing based on tho specimen referred to, gives a good Idea ot tho general form of the spo cles, The broad body Is much com pressed, as In other members o2 the genus, Tho large, deep head presents h swelling on the median lino abovo and n projecting snout. Tho mouth Is largo and tho fish Is evidently vora cious feeder. Tho teeth, whllo not prominent, nre numerous nnd of varied fhapes. In tho upper Jaw thoro nro wo distinct rows, tho Inner forming a vllllform band, while tho outer aro Itrno aud conical; In tho lower Jaw there Is a row ot largo conical teeth Interspersed with smaller ones; furth ermore, thero nro teeth on the tonguo, the vomer and tho palatine bones. The largo oyo Is provided with a fatty eye lid, Doth tho second dorsal nnd tho anal fins nre falcate, nnd tho pectorals aro exceedingly long nnd stcklo shaped. Aa to color, tho entlro body of this fish Is a uniform sooty black, tho vontrnl, anal and dorsal fins being Intensely black. Tho usual length attained by tho species Is 1U feet; the Alabama specimen was a Uttlo moro than two feet. This fish Inhnbltn chiefly the shores of rooky, tropical Islands, nnd is found on both tho cast and west coasts ot the western hemisphere In tho Pa cific ocean It Is recorded from ono of the Itcvlllnglgcdo islands, lying ott Mexico. On tho Atlantlo const It has horototoro been observed only nbout Cuba, but It will probably la time be fo-ind near other West Indian Islands, Specimens supposed to bo this species have occasionally been taken nt Ascrn. nlon Islaud, In tho South Pncldc, adit also In tho mld-PacIflo. Tho flih taken off Mobllo.nearly COO miles north of Cuba, was evldontly a straggler from that Island. Tho fish was first recognized as dis tinct by tho lato Prof. Felipe Poor, of Havana, and described by him from Cuba, In 1860, It Is roporttd to bo common about Cuba, Pre. Potfy chose an approprlato name when he designated th? species lugubrls, mean ing mournful, which applies to Its som ber color, bad roputatton, and supposnd gastronomic effects. Llko a number of other fishes of tropical waters, It la roportcd to bo poisonous, snd Its sale In Cuba has long been prohibited. A related species (Caranx Utus) has from time Immemorial been excluded from tho markets ot Cuba, and many disastrous cases of Illness have bsen attributed to Its uso. Singularly enough, other species ot this genus are regarded ns excellent food fishes, and aro extensively eaten In Florida and other southern states. The local name, tlnosa, meaning seabby or scurvy, and henco anything that Is repulsive or repugnant, ex presses the prevailing Idea rsgardlna the Ash; the dreaded disease, clguar tera, caused by eating poisonous flsb, Is also associated with this species In the popular mind. Poey himself, however, does not appear to have shared the current belief, for he writes that he has eaten the tlnosa and found It good. Tho projudlco against the species may thus bo unjust, or it Is possible that tho toxic properties ascribed to it de pend not on any Inherent qualities of fho fish, but on ptomaines generated by a particular kind of food or by the rapid decomposition to which the trop ical fishes are liable, The draat Btrntb of Bears. The strength of grizzly bears Is al most beyond belief, says a hunter, In Publlo Opinion, I have read about tto powerful muscles In the arms of Afri can gorillas, but none compared with those fn tho arms and shoulders of Elzslf bears, I have seen a grlztfy ar with one forepaw shot Into uft isness pall Its own 1,100 pounds ot mest and bene up preolplees, and ff form fasts of muscles that trained athletes could not do. I bar turn grizzly bears carrying tha catcasses ot plgt thst must have weighed sev enty pounds several miles across a mountain sldo to their lairs, and I have heard hunters tell ot having satin cows knocked down ns It by a thun derbolt with one blow from the fore paw ot a bear. Three summers ago I spent tho season In the coast moun tains near Hudson Hay, and ono moon light night I saw a big grizzly bear In the act ot carrying a dead cow home to hor cub. I had n position on the mountain side where I could see every movement of the bear In tha sparsely timbered valley below me. Tho crea ture carried the dead cow In her fore paws for at least tbreo miles, across Jagged, sharp rocks ten feet high, over fallen logs, around tho rocky mountain sides, where even a Jackets could not get a foothold, to n narrow trail up the steep mountain. She nevor stop ped to rest a moment, but went right along. I followed, and Just about half a mllo from tho beast's latr I laid her low. The heifer weighed at least 200 pounds and the bear about 4C0, " Anlmali la rrcjli miters, In the summer of 1890, Mr. A. P. Low. ot tho Canadian geological sur vey, mado n Journey through the cen tral regions ot Labrador and revealed a tnrge extent ot now country, Hn traveled north for 600 miles, using the llttlo rivers for his ranoo when possi ble and crossing many portages. Io finally camo to a lake fifty miles Iqnp and from halt a mile to five miles wide. Tho lako stands 800 feet nbeVo the sea and Is about 100 mllos from It. The explorer's surprlso was very groat when he discovered in this lake a large number of seals which appeared to bo tho common harbor seals or a close ly allied species. In other words, ha found sea animals In a fresh water lake far from the sea and high above It. He learned that tbeso animals nre breeding rapidly In their fresh water habitat and that somo of them nro killed every year by the Indians, Seal Lak a the namo he gavo It. His conclusion ns to how tho seals camo to be in tho lake la doubtless correct. He found evidence all around that thla was part ot tho region that was submerged by tho sea In tho Champlaln or late glacial epoch, At that tlmo tho lako was undoubtedly connected with tho sen and whon tho laud began lo rlso again, Mr. Low says, tho seals "having found tho lalu full ot hsh lost their Inclination to return to tho sen." So thero thoy aro living today fully adapted to their now condi tions ot llfo, Similar Instances that aro till mora remarkablo havo been fountl in recent years. In the great Siberian lako, Bai kal, which Is 1,C00 feet nbovo tho soa; and hundreds of miles from It, are nu merous seals and n number of epccles ot marlno crustaceans. Of course.they nover originated In fresh water and tho only cxplnnntton Is that they camo Into tho lako at the time when nearly tho whole ot Siberia was below sea level. Tho depression filled by tho lake Is ot enormous depth. Tho bottom In somo parts Is three-fourths of n mllo below tho surfaco, and In theso depths tho Bcq animals continue- to llvo and thrive. Tliey are undlstlngulshable from tho phoca foetlda ot Spitsbergen waters, and tho people In tho neighbor hood eagerly hunt tho animals for their skins, which aro sold nt large profit to Chlncso trmleru, Awhllo ago n British naturalist nam ed GAinther declared that ho hnd found a number ot mnrlno unlinMs In tha wators of tho central African lako, Tanganyika, about 800 mllos frosn tha sea. It has Blnco been found that his report was correct, tor tho lako con talnij Jellyfish, numerous species ot mollusks, prawns and prqtozoa ot un doubted marlno derivation. A party sent from Kuropo to tpcc!a.lly study the Inko's animal llfo brought home un doubted pro&'a ot the fact (hat Tan ganyika was onco connected with tha sea, that ocean animals then found their way to tho lake, and when tho rising land cut oft tho Inland waters from the ocean the marlno anlmali, adapting themselves to tho new condi tions, coutlnucd to live nnd produce their kind In Lake Tanganyika. Great Snowfall Boath, Apropos ot the recent great storm In the United States, It Is stated that near nnd north ot Washington there was n snowfall unparalleled for moro than n decade, though abovo Phila delphia tho record was not broken la respect to temperature. Hut Washing ton was not only burled In snow, hsr temperaturo went lower than at any other time since the United Btates Weather Dureau was organized, In 1872. VIcKpburg reported that the mercury went 4 degrees lower than tho record tor tho last thirty years, and New Orlians beat hers by 9 degrees, Indeid, through that wldo extent of territory known as the "South At lantlo and Oulf States," tho tempera ture ranged from 2 td 10 degrees low er than anything known stoco the civil war. ICow Did Itaa Knowf Edith "Who were these people here this afternoon, mammal" Mamma- "Prof. Dlghcad and bin wife, dear. The professor Is one of tho best Informed men In tha city." "How do you know ha Is? Ho never opened his mouth once." Yonxero statesman. Saieted Too toaalr, A Massachusetts farmer Is belnr sued for sneezing so loud on the publlo highway as to eausi tka plilnUri horse to run awsjr,