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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,

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