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- 5 f . HODGE, THE CAT.
S9f . >Ijr ?nd big, hit) books among,
Gobd Samuel .Johnson 'sat.
J Vith frowning brown and wig askew,
HV ilia antiflf-ntrewn waistcoat far from now;
m&] So stern and menacing his ah- . *'
' / That neither "Black 8am" nor the maid
n / To knock or interrupt him dare
B / Yet cloae beside bun, unafraid.
R / Bat Hodge, the cat. *
/ t-'-i- ? .1- - r. _ . _ .
. )? ??!?, me iwciur wroie,
r' / "The modern scholar cavils at.
/ But"?even as he penned the word
I A soft, protesting note was hfcard.
/ The Doctor fumbled with his pen.
/ The dawning thought took wings and
/ '!? flew.
The sound repeated came again?
f It was a faint reminding 'Mew!
From Hodge, the cat.
"Poor Pussy!" aaid iho learned man.
Giving the glossy fur a pat, *
''It is your dinner time, I know.
And?well, perhaps I ought to go:
For if Sani every day Were sent
Off from hU work your fish to buy,
T*7u.. ? 1 - *
i?n;?meu uiv men?nc iniRin repent,
And starve or kick you on the sly?
Kb! Hodge, my oat?"
The Dictionary was laid down?
The Dootor tied his vast cravat.
And down the l>ur/.iti>; street he strode,
Taking an often-trodden road,
And halted at a well-known stall;
"FUhmonger," spoke the Doctor KrufT.
"Give m<?six oysters?that is all;
TT-?I l ? ....
xjoagc Known wncn lie Has had enough?
Hodge is my cat."
Then home: Pubs dined, and while in sleep
He chased a visionary rat.
Hi? roaster sat him down again,
Rewrote his page, rcnibbed his pen;
J?ach "i" was dotted, each "t" was crossed.
He labored on for all to read.
Nor deemed that time was waste or lost
Spent in supplying the small need
Of Hodge, the cat.
That dear old Doctor; fierce of mien,
untiny. arbitrary, fat,
What gentle thoughts liis name enfold!
Bo generous of his .scanty gold.
So quick to love, so hot to scorn,
Kind to .ill sufferers under heaven?
A tenderer despot ne'er was born;
His bitr heart held a corner even
For Tlodge, the cat.
?Suaan Coolidge, in Hartford Oourant.
C ^ ^ ^ \
Her Splendid |
I -< * W i
rgcSSESfS *OM the open windows
?Mi ' Fm ca,m> musle by tho orchea'HH1
F II I tru lH *'u> ballroom on the
iUUj.. . -jlUl further side? of the house,
ISU \Jl miftr.iui.l hy (liatlllH'O.
Moonlight, broken up by intervening
trees Into bars ami splotches of golden
radiance, lay all about them as they
s -.-y v (walked up and down the veranda.
* *'The right kind of a woman nlwnvu 4
appreciates a proposal of marriage
from any man us a great doinpliinent.
Coming from you it is the much more
to be valued, but I cannot marry you,"
flaid the woman.
"f have to thank you for having listened
to me so patiently. Might I
trespass a little more upon your good
nature and ask permission to discuss
the matter further with you?"
"No amount of discussion can profit
either of us, so far as I can see. Hut,
a* I have said, in asking me to marry
you a great compliment was paid me,
Hnil In rof-iifti r.w Hmt -1' ? T
... .. mill, l uiiiiilliul'lll 1 I
8Vlppo.se that I rfwo you permission to
indulge your love for discussion or argument."
"Thanks for the permission." said
the man, still in Ids stolid manner. "I
cannot recognize my proposal as, in
any senst, ;? compliment, but I am
witling that you should, if you wish,
take the manner in which I made it. as
a compliment. Recognizing the splendid
development of your own logical
faculties. I have made my oft or of marriage
In perfectly business-like form.
1 have heard you often declare that a
contract of marriage is like any other
contract, and should he entered into
only when both parties are fully aware
of what they are doing."
"Do you think women are ever en
flrely consistent ?" Interrupted the woman.
The man looked ;i trllle surprised
ml replied:
"At least, f givr you credit for having
a splendidly consistent miiul. You
do not mean that I have erred In my
manner of proposing, that you would
have preferred more or an air of romance,
and all that sort of thing?"
"Now, the situation is something like
this," continued the man in very much
the same tone of voice that lie would
Imrc used In arguiug an Important case
before the Supreme Court. "You ajre
twenty-nine?or is it thirty??years old.
have a reputation as a beauty, and all
that. You cun, 1 know, marry any one
Of 1\Vf? fir Mipha ninu ?/? /?
t least as much ns I, but modesty wa>s
never a prevailing characteristic of
mine, and f have not feared to measure
myself with these other men.
"On the other hand, 1 can give you
pretty much/anything you desire that
coals money. I stand well in my profession.
and have prospects of soou being
near the ! <.> of if. Altogether, i
ant satisfied that any one would call it
A very suitable match ail around,"
"Does the prosecution here close its
case?" Inquired the woman, laughing
a little.
"I hardly care to regard the matter
one of prosecution and defense." >
tsaid the man inipcrturhahly. "but if i
you wish to use the terms ( am forced
to admit their applicability. Will the
defense rest Its rase on the testimony
submitted by the prosecution, or will ;
it elect to submit nil argument?"
"Tin* defence will submit an argument,"
replied the woman, "I admit
that tin* match Would ho. as you say,
pronounced suitable to every one. A*,
for Hn4 two or three other men whom
you aver thnt I dan marry at any time,
I cannot answer. I have noticed that
the number of jmy proposals has been
falling off of late, and I attributed the
tact to adVaiicliij; ago. You were right
when you s?!.d 1 was thirty. I may
dose tlio (iwcufslon by saying that t
' >ve m*de up my mind to become mi
old maid."
"Tl'nr b"> it Tiwm ... -
u, I Mi.iik I
tonlnnl laosr ??tlm?'>U* mcMnbers of M
Bfety, the old maids." ?nU\ tlio man.
hi do not thlnlC .v<>n will ?VW l>?' 11
Ik A "rise oAce haIMI
B cow
H' disA$b^ tod 11
HVn.u syMip I do not indofito Mo II
H; ilUlodiy. 1 A01 flrin In UnM|
>i?n II
k^^biuted in low or who 11
ever to 11
marry. Surely, you do not come m
either clf?9s?,k
No," said the woman, reflectively,
"I can't .say that I do, and yet "
"Perhaps," said the iuan, and now
his voice was very gentle, na though
he feared he might toueli some old
wound unwittingly, "there i? in your
life some romance which I luive not
guosped. Believe nu\ I would not
wouud you for worlds, und I trust you
will pardon my clumsy speech."
"Oh. I am not a lillglitcd being, never
fear." this with a laugh that did not
ring altogether of merriment.
"Thou your refusal to marry me is
not based upon the ground that you
prefer some other man?"
"No, I am not in love?with some other
"Then, why not marry me?"
? unit- k'vvii juii nil' nest or all *
woman's reckons, 'because.'"
' But your refusal of me is final, I
amy take it?"
"Yes"?the "yes" with an almost inaudible
sigh, a sigh so nearly inaudible
that it did not reach the mail.
He bad thrown away his cigar anil
stood for a moment gazing.out toward
the trees. Then lie began to speak, and
Ills voice was harsh with feeling that
had been restrained.
"I think I quite forgot to mention
one thing in my proposal. I did not
say that I love you very dearly; that,
not wishing to be a beggar of love, I
bnvo Will toil nil Hinan - -
.... l.voc IU UV Ill 11
position to offer you the tilings which
1 mentioned us rendering ine eligible
for your hand. You, who are so cool
and calm, what can you know of love
and passion? Now, I know that I have
worked all these years in vain?no,
not altogether in vain?for I am going
to kiss yon once, here and now, if it
means the loss of the little that is left
me of your regard."
He gathered her in his strong arms
and kissed her, not once, but many
times, on her forhead. on her eyes and
on her lips, and then released her,
with the full consciousness that he
had done an unpardonable thing which
he did not regret.
But the woman held out her arms
to him and said:
"Oh, Jack, dear, why didn't you tell
me that you loved me at ilrst."?W.
\V. Tillies, In Sail Francisco Call.
A Little Story of lJnlly I.lle.
"Most of the good stories get into
print." sold the commercial traveler.
Perhaps this one has been in types,
but I've never seen it. A traveling
man stopped at a hotel in Monticello.
The proprietor told him he could not
lod?e him, not a room in the house.
The traveling man protested. He must
have a room. Finally the proprietor
told him there \vji? ? wmn. .. n?i,>
room, separated by a thin partition
from a nervous man, a man who had
lived in the house for ten years.
* "lie |s so nervous,' said the landlord,
'I don't dare pat airy one in that
room. The least noise might give him
a nervous spell that would endanger
his life.'
" 'Oh, give me room,' said the traveler.
'I'll be so quiet he'll not kuow
I'm there.'
"Well, the room was given the traveler.
lie slipped in noiselessly and began
to disrobe. He took oft' one article
of clothing after another as quietly
as a burglar. At last he came to his
Blioes. He unlaced a shoe, and then,
man-like, dropped it.
" p?wx DI...A ? - - -
.uv auuc it.-u iu 1110 noor Avitli n
profit noise. Tlu? offending traveler,
horrified at what lie had done, waited
to hear from the nervous inan. He
took off the second shoe and placed
1'. noiselessly upon the floor. Then in
absolute silence iie finished undressing
and crawled between the sheets.
'Half an hour went by. Ife had
dropped into a doze when there came a
tremendous knocking on the partition.
"The traveler sat up in bed trembling
and dismayed. *Wh?wha?what's the
matter?' he asked. Then came the
voice ot* the nervous man:
" 'Blame you, drop ttiat other shoe!' "
?Indianapolis News.
Mufttc That Drawn Kvaryhody.
That the music called classical often
palls while the old familiar melodies
never lose their power to charm, was
demostrated recently in front of th<>
Metropolitan Opera House. The orchestra
rehearsal room Is at the Thirtyninth
street corner of the Broadway
front, and from Its opened windows
came the sounds of snatches of harmonies
that never once took the form
of what might be called a tune. The
rehearsal wont on for an hour, hut none
of the passersby stopped for a moment
to listen.
Suddenly the orchestra struck Into
"Auld Lang Syne" and Broadway came
to a hall. Ah long as the well known
air lasted, so long did every one pause
to listen, until there were a couple of
hundred persons standing on tlie opposite
side of the street, gazing up at tall
windows out of which the music was
coming, it i-sime to an end with u
fortissimo flourish, the classical mush*
was resumed, and then the crowd
moved on.
"There." >:?;d a man who had been
looking on. "you have an ilhmtratinn
of tin- principle that the appeal to the
heart, whetlu-r It bo In music, literature
or any of the other art*, Is always
much inotv the surer than the appeal
the heads." New York Press.
I>i*. Kntli l!r?ii;nii,
It is reported from Merlin that Dr.
Unhurt Koch has resigned his post of
Director of the Institute for Infectious
I diseases. A retiring penhion has been
granted to the eminent bacteriologist.
Dr. Koch, who is in his slxty-tlrst
year, is the most famous living bacteriologist,
auil gained world-wide renown
by his discovery of the bacillui
of tuberculosis In 1882.
Ills Intest theory that tuberculosis in
animals was different from humftn
timereuTosis was disputed by the Rrit^
iMh Royal Commission.- Philadelphia
First Motor Cir in l'awn.
For the first time in the history of the
Paris PflWabroUing Department, a molor
ca##<*a pawned with it tlio other
day. Thr? proi'iieNy drovo Ida car
slowly iitto the courtyard of the pawn:
broking office In the Rue Servan/nnti
:i :"i' i- ?!,, <>(!Jcial
Fun of
1 Esquimau Children.
JklOK OST northern of nit Uuc
"!CW Sam's children are tho E
? lyj P Qulamux who live nroui
If A. point Barrow, which ju
wOJT out Into the Polnr Sea b
yoml the Arctic Circle. There it
nigut all winter long and day all sm
raer long.
So fur from becoming gloomy b
cause of their dreary surroundings ar.
their long nights, the Point Ilarro
children are particularly bright ar
lively and full of mischief and pla,
One of their pastimes in winter is 1
dance to the Northern Lights.
They are warmly clad in garmen
'made of the skin of the Northern dei
or tho Arctic fox. There is an uppi
garment something like a sweater wll
a hood to it, skin trousers and doe
skin hoots coming to the knee.
They wear deerskin .mittens, an
when they sing their song to the Ai
rora Borealis and dance with it, the
frequently attach the tail of a blue <
white fox to their helt behind.
Each dancer clenches the tist, an<
bending the elbows, strikes thei
against tlie sides of tho body, keepin
time to a sour and stamping vigorous!
with tli.' right foot while springing ti
and down with the left kuee. The soi
has a large number of stanzas and b
gins "Ivioya ke, kioya ke," whic
means "Hall to the Northern Lights
When the aurora is bright and in a
especially dancing mood, the cliildre
will often keep up tlio Song and dan<
for llOUl'S fit n Hivin
In winter the I'oint Barrow childrc
bnvo a snowball game which they pit
with their feot. They Wet some sno
and make a ball about as biff as tw
lists. Tho cold is so intense that tl
ball immediately becomes solid ice.
Then tho player balances the ba
on the toes of one foot and with a kic
and n jump throws it to tlio other foo
U'Kinl. " ?*
V BIIIIID it a 11(1 lUl'OYVS It UllCl
Some of the players are so expert tlu
they will keep tills up for a number <
strokes without letting the ball fall 1
the ground.
The children of this tip-end of Une
Sam's land also amuse themselves i
winter by sliding down the steep bank
of frozen snow which form under th
cliffs along the shores of the froze
sea. They use no sleds or toboggan
not even boards, in this sport, but slid
down the steep declivities on thel
lvneelincr down nml oiitfr?r?
with their hands grasping their ankle
they go shooting along down gre.*
*teep lilJla of snow, laughing and shou
ing, and now and then losing their ha
atiee and getting a tumble which sent
them rolling in a heap to the foot <
the snow hill.
Both hoys and girls at Point Barro1
a>*o fond of playing football, but the
nci-iii 117 ua v it no oruer #or systeu
They simply got an olcl mitten or ol
boot, and stuff it wltli bits of wasl
deerskin or raps, and then kick
nlmut with merry (shouts and in grei
The children are very fond of dan
Jug, and If tlioy can get hold of an o
tin can which some whaler has le
they are happy. Beating the tin en
for a drum, they Improvise (lances f<
themselves and invent songs to a
company them.
The little Esquimaux of Point Re.
row have u most mischievous little i
strutuenr which they call a "mitig
Kauri." It is to the* Esquimaux lx
what the bear trapper is to tho whi
It. Is niacin of a piece of stiff wlinl
bono about Jive inches long and ha
an inch wide. It is narrowed o^C ai
bent up about an Inch at one end.
On the upper side of this bent t
end is a little hollow large enough
hold a small pebble, and the other ei
Is cut tnto sharp teeth. This is pur
!v an Instrument of mischief, ai
many a little Esquimau:: boy is co:
ni?l tint t'At I no ? * -
... Mint ui4 i.imuer i i
one of their snow huts for n pninf
interview because of the reckless nr.
ner In which he i ses his pebtJle ena
Tho children who frolic by t'
shores of the frozen sen and dan
with the Northern Lights even ha1
mechanical toys among their p!a
things. One is a wooden doll repr
sent!ng a man d."eased in skins.
lie holds a drun In one hand and
stick in the other. Tlie rj'tas are na<
of wl alebone, a ul ly pressing them t
gether at the shoulders the flgr.ro c?
be riadc to i love as if beating tl
Then tlr.7 Lave HU!e toy kalaks, <
eunoos, n wiiipn r.re seated dolls wi
paddles I i their hands. Hy pulllnr:
string tin Toll is ma<*.o to move i
head from ? 10 side a id make a m
(ion as I? paddling.
Th? Elvis r.re very fan:l of playh
oat's cradle. Tw.) littlo Kirls will a
hi oie of Hi? 11 u'erprrouiid houses, i
i 1 on'* of ;he lints made of frozen sno
:;r.d. t>7 t!?.o light of a stone lamp, rnal
.in xori3 or complicated 11k .res with tl
rho favorite fljfure, r.nd a diflloii
o",c, i? tho representation of a relndei
which, by r .ovI ii< The flngors. hi riuu
to in i down hill from one hand to tl
I.iontenant Hay, wl o was in char;
>f the Government station at I'oii
Barrow, says that tho children are !
liolitc that they would take pains
liii.-ii>rf?nnntir>n ?bH?? 11
, % tiunvu *1 Ml U.I 111 II
same way a* he <li?l so as not to liu
his feelings hy appearing to corre<
him bluntly.?New York Sun.
"Kleclrlc Mon#y."
Electricity in all its phases is e
ter^ng into a great variety of opcr,
tions, hut in one startling report i
least its use seem* to be Riven rat In
undue prominence. "Making Horn
by Electricity" Is the caption of th
repori, and as we road we And that I
New Jersey is an aolarv: that the im<
nrr> fftd on gl tiros*; that the glucose
manufactured at Edgewater; that %A
(M>0,000 in invested,in the glucose plaj?
1?at the dally output U l$kt)00|,tyavRi
and that olcetric machinery 1* tfcei !
its -manufacture. Honor "Maklti
Honc-y by Elccti-iclty.'' . , ^
. * ' ' < & K ?
n? ' 1 1
~ wd ttf? of the Won it era (
North Africa.
Let us suppose that the , wluter
jTalns aro ovor, anil that the plains
are green with the young rising corn.
Plowing and \swk ar? finished for
the year, and within the circle ot
_ brown tents?some two dozen in nuin?%
ber?nil Is life and nctlvit.v. Men and
women are gathering together the few
household goods they possess, or pulls*
ing up the pegs that hold tlielv tentul
dwelling in place. Pots nnd pans of
*9 tinned copper or rough red earthene*
war? aro piled about, and strips of
is matting are being rolled up. The
u" children are chasing the fowls to and
fro In their endeavors to capture theni;
?* the tlocks aud herds browse near by,
ul tended.by sunb\n\st shepherd boys, and
w everything speaks of an early move.
Ic* Then tho tents themselves are struck
and rolled up, and the loading of the
to beasts of burden commences. Every i
animal ennnhln of honrimr o lr.n.i iu I
j pressed into service. Cows and bill- |
er locks, mares, mules, and donkeys? i
!>r even men nnd women?share Joyfully
,l in the labor, for spring Is come and
r* tbe sliade of the Riant cedar trees
awaits the shepherds and hunters?
l(* and entile thieves. Life for the Berll*
hers commences then, and for a few
'5* months, in the impenetrably hills and
)l* forests, they can pass their existence
unhampered by Arab neighbors and
l'" far beyond the reach of grasping olii111
claldom. Then a move is made, and
'K one nnd all, slnglnn as they 20. the
procession starts otv. Men 011 horse'P
back?their wiry little steeds ns ftiud
stained and ragged as the saddles they
^ bear?lead the way. Fine little
'h creatures they are, with all the grace
" .if movement found only in the savage. 1
11 Their long, toga-like "balks" and I
11 straight heavy white cloaks add 110I j
:e a little to their picturesque appear- ances.
Nor are their features devoid
>n of beauty, for, though the suns of (
'5* summer and the tempests of winter 1
vv score and mark their faces at an early *
0 age, they fail to obliterate the pleasant f
10 smile and glittering eye that are so J
typical of the race. The woman foi"
low on foot, or perhaps on donkey
lc back, strange, umlergrown, huddled- 1
up figures, wrapped in long striped *
snawis, and with their heads tied in 1
handkerchiefs of many colors, and
}f gaiters of knitted wool or leather on
? their legs. What little beauty nature
has bestowed upon them they manage
'e most successfully to conceal under the
11 strange dicta of Berber fashions.
s Their complexions are stained and '
ie striped with red "henna" dye; their 1
11 noses*and chins are tattooed in pats'
terns of dark blue, and even the anti- 11
? mony with which they encircle their
eyes Is so onrplesKiv nmi oftomoin r>.i4
ou us to give the appearance of a
i> recent scrimmage. Untidy, unkempt,
s- ami none too clean, the Berber women
offer few of the attractions apparent
in the men. who, though often sadly
in want of a washing, are handsome,
frank, and full of spirit, with a mirth ^
that is infectious. With the women
ar<? the children, half-naked little ^
lv savages, some tied on to the hack of
y a friendly cow, some running races by t
" the roadside, and others, again, still
Id nt the breast. ^
to And so to the forest.?From "The ^
It Berbers of Morocco," by Walter- liar
if ~
? ns, in scriuncr's. J
1)1 jn't Tr?p Illm. (
lil Stories of surprises in cross-exanilnn- f
ft tlon woro exchanged in n small group \
in of men the other tiny, and the follow- j
or intf wftfj sprung by an Illinois man: j s
e- "tears ago one of the prominent law- (
yera of eentr. . Illinois was D. t?. Tun- f
r* Midi ft.', afterward Justice of tlie State (
n- Supreme Court. Tu.mlcliff was a f
11* great wit anil a very smooth article
>.y on cross-examination. Ho did not i ^
te ol'ten got the worst of It from anybody. ! ,
lie seldom attempted bulldozing in I j
e- cross-examination, but could back an J
If unwary man into almost any admis- i
id slon. Ono day Tunniciiff had an old t
ma a named Dave Brown on tlio oppo- 5
IP site side, and the value of tlio old ?
t > man's testimo; depended upon his i
id claim that ln? ?uuk* not read. It was
e- believed that he eoull read a little and
id Tunniciiff tried to trap him. After
n- several adroit efforts, which old Dave ; j
to ueatly sidestepped, the lawyer changed ; )
ni' ? ? ?
-- .uc ouwji-n unu wanacrca awny from ']
n- the leading question. Suddenly lie ]
p- asked: 1
" 'Hnve you a dictionary In your 1
home, Mr. Brown?' <
ee "'Yes, sir?a lietionary. Had It for i
^e years.'
y* " 'I'n ?lad to hear that. Every man
e- should have n dictionary in his home.
Yen use your dictionary l hope?'
a " 'Yes, sir; I Aise it regular.'
le.' " 'That's riffht. A nan Miould use
?* ids dictionary nfton
- ? ... ?> >/vui. II\*T* *11 Vt'U
i!l do you use your dictionary?'
ac ? 'Every niorniux, sir.' ?nlil tlic old
man, wltli apparent interest,
or ? 'Every morning'. That In commen- ?
tii dable. And what do you iiho your
dictionary for in the niorniug?'
ta "'To strop my razor, air.'"?Seattle !
o* Post-Intelligencer. . j
MSlton'n Tomb,
It T'lerr are probably manv. even
or f.ino:iK the subscribers to Milton's staw
tu3 who will bo surprised to hoar that |
co tho body of the great poet was once on
ie view at a charge of threepence a head I
within a few yards from the nlte
it ?:hosen for this splendid trlhuto to his
er i lemory. It was in 17!K>, after a littlo
le carousal, that two overseers and a car- ,
ie pouter entered the Churcti of St. Giles,
('ripplejcate, whore Milton lay buried,
;e Him, nuviiiK uiseoverod tlio leaden cof- i
it fin which contained his body, out open
It.-; top with a mallet and chisel,
to "When they disturbed the shroud,"
ie Xeve says, when telling the story of
rt the ghoulish deed, "the ribs fell. Mr.
f t Fountain confesaod that ho pulled hard
at the teeth which resisted until sotno
one hit theni with i atone." Fountain
secured nil the flue teeth in the
n* upper Jaw, and generously gave one to
11 ono of hi* accomplices. Altogether
u tho scoundrels stole n rll> bono, ton
r>r tooth, and several handfuls of hnlr;
'y nntl to crown n.,? diabolical business,
tho femule grave-digger afterward*
ln exhibited the body to nny on? willing
to pfty throeponce for the spectacle.?
WeatufeMcr Oazettc. L
A *
rf 14 fish, nud t)?f*t (t Ik useless* to try t<
J cfttcJi bns8 wlien n docp volced, bellow
U lug (cog I* watching, ~
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The accompany ins-diagram is an ex:ellent
exposition of tlie value of good
oads. This shows the comparative
apacity of an animal pulling a load
>ver all of tlie different kinds ot highways
which are now in vse. The steel
lighway occupies the first place, and
s coining more and more into general
lse. Its virtues have been demon*
itrated in a number of instances where
t has been put ?.o a practical test. In
ionic of tlie crowded streets in New
fork City it lias been found that the
Writing from Brasher Iron Works,
5t. Lawrence County, Robert II. Smith
nnkt'.s a suggestion that will interest
nnny sportsmen. "I send you a rude
>ketch of an attachment for a single
>nrrel shotgun. The taper system of
hoke boring gun barrels leaves the
nslde dimensions unchanged until
ihout an inch from the muzzle, where
he bore is made one or two guages
mailer than elsewhere. The object of
his provision is to concentrate the shot
>efore leaving the barrel, thereby makng
a better pattern, or throwing more
ml lata lr> .. ~ I - ~ I ~ - ?
... I., in . tm iu <u a given size.
"Unfortunately, those guns will not
ihnot buckshot, ami every hunlor lias
it some time in Ills life desired to use
hese heavy shot. My Invention makes
joth a cylinder and elioke bore of a
tingle gun. It consists of two sliot
lections, either of which may be
screwed on to the end of the barrel.
)no of those is choke bored, and the
>ther has a cylinder bore for l>uekihot.
Thus I make practically two
juris out of one. This ought to prove
i boon to sport loving men who could
lot afford to buy more than one."
in sir. Smith's drawing the tip of the
>arrel Is shown nt li, and it is sorow
breaded. Ono ot' the adjustable muz:Ic???tliat
having a choice bore, is Inlicated
1)}' M, and on the attachment
s a sight, S.
A IUk Mouthful.
In tlif Itiver Wey, England, n flsherman
recently landed a flue trout weighing
two pounds and six ounces and
measuring sixteen Miches in length,
lie found the tail of a rat protruding
from its mouth and could see the hind
iorh nt me rar cml or itK mouth. X;poi?
jpening the llsh ho fouml h largo water
rat measuring ton Inches.?New York
fi>TfHTrD04&3 W/CffCwOLC
4H OtosnAN r#/bar p/fltov
orft/rfarrMO MusJ/rt
Pns 6ows
Now attractions are expected to bo
lent to rowing by tlio device of a
Kelghin which onablog tho oarsman
to face In tho direction tho boat Is
moving. Ilowlng in tho ordinary way
lias its disadvantages, as every ono
knows who has suddenly bumped into
another boat or some other obstruction.
The Belgian Invention is doaiffnml
ir> AhvlnfA ll?.. ??aaa??U.. a
n.<. %w ? iun, i nt hixrwnTjr ui lurnIn#
tho head In order to hoc tlint the
bourne in clear.
Tho movements of the oarsman arc
the sunn* a? If he were rowing with his
hack to the how. Each oar Ik In two
part*, Jointed and titled to t^jo <>arloc^
the j^nrt* UfiinK <;<jnn*.'Cl?kl with
fcrwfi otUflf hy n Hcrtor or tortthiM ffoar,
worklnj? hotween iwo fHatoa furnished
with axlps, upon which th<^ sectors
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' . v . v.\
" u nil' ,!)!
It ,
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r 1 jv nwthtnt
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rails are of considerable value and In
keeping (he thoroughfare clear of obstructing
teams resulting from the Inability
of the horses to proceed with the
unusual loads which they are exiirw.fi..1
,? i* - ?
.VP uiun. II in VIM) wviueilt
Hint nil of the improved roadways are
of considerable value, not only from
the standpoint of the hunutnltnrlan.
but from that of tlio horse owners
who nro interested in moving tlio greatest
quantity of material with the use
of fewest animals.
.Miss A. Milne Home writes to The
Strand: "I took this snap-shot In
Spain, at La Zuhla, a small town about
two miles from Granada. The 'soldier'
is a most surprising object to come
upon suddenly. lie is cut out of a
single tree, and is therefore all In one
piece. Hranchcs have heen neatly
llllimtod hi nuil'" < '" ?' -
uomv tun linger*, Wlliril, If
will bo observed, have u somewhat
knotted ami gouty appearance. A
llowor pot forms the head, while a
plant of aloes makes a very flue
plumed headdress. Ills uniform Is
painted In the most realistic tony, so
that altogether he has a most ferocious
I 4k 1
appearance. In the pinion where ue
stands the great Queen Isabella, the
Catholic, was saved from falling in?o
the hands of the Moors by biding mi
a laurel bus!;. A monument inarXM
tbe spot."
I Tho longest continuous stairway ;ri
! (lie >vorl<l is that which loads to tlin
towor of the Philadelphia City Hall.
It has 5i)8 stops.
iiiiw, the plnti'H !?(*!11tc adjusted to tha i
look*. The Inventor of tlio system i?
1>. Boycn, of Brussels.
It lins l)oen objected against the
device tbnt if a man 1ms a pretty girl
in the bont with him, either ho would
hnvo to sit With his bnck to her as she
snt at the stevn, something not to be
considered for a minute, or sho would
hnvo to sit at the bow and sail backwards,
something against which sho
might naturally protest. Tho now system,
liovVercr, Ih snhl to have so mnnj^
Advantages that thin disadvantage* Is"
not Important. In uddltlon to enabling
the onrsmnn to nee nt. all times where
he Is going, the device of the jointed
oars I* Bold to permit of much greater
force wl*h much less exertion.?New
York Press.
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WIr ?* J??'': .> ^
BMP* it tko Kew York Zoo kara beeci
hutur with painted aoenea, like tht>?e
on tke ataft ot * theater. The animal
Ilea down in the afternoon for * *
nap. Whon It ?oe? to aleep it is to
tv- ?*? * A 1
me vwirt ot m thi a?3?n Wlien It
wakes the ?t?8?-man?grer bat shifted
the eoenvt, tin*1 the beast Is lying on
the bank of a brook with the mountain*
In the background. When a
Manohurlan leopard awoke, tho other
day, the sotne had b#en changed to a
hillside with a few trees close by. it
rubbed It* sleepy eye* for a minute,
aw the crowd staring at It through
the bai?. and turned to t>n? of lh?
painted trees and attempted to eprtng
Into the branches. Down It came
gain, scraping Its olaws through the
length of the canvas, and looking verr.. . \
disappointed. For a few minutes the
leopard looked at the tree, and then
slunk away Into a corner.
French It Popular.
According to the. report of the Na
tlonal Union of Touchers, French Is
the most popular language ninong
students. In other subjects bookkeeping
comes first In favor, followed by
shorthand, arithmetic and typewrit- "
There ts more Catarrh (a this section of tbt
country than all other dlseaeoi put together,
and until the last few years tv?s supposed to
be Insurable. For a great many y ??n? dootor*
pronounoed It a local dleoase and prescribed
local remedies, and by constantly (ailing to
oure with looal treatment, pronounced It In
QurauK. nomiioo ou proven uatartn to bt a
constitutional disease and therefore roqulroa
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured bjr F. J. Cheney A Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is tho only constitutional euro
on the market. It Ik taken lutornnll j in do>iM
from lOdropstoateaspdonful. Itaclsdlrtf<kly
on tho blood and muoous surfaooa of tho
system. They offer one hundred dollars for I
any cue It falls to cure. Bend for circular*
and testimonials. Address F. J. Cii?.s*t a
Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by DruK(jlsts, -75o.
Take Hall's Family P1119 for constipation.
The Sp*?k?r to Retire. I
Mr. Gully, who baa entered his seventieth
year, will probably retire from j
the Speakership of the Honse of Commons
before another birthday cornea
around aa a viscount and with a pension
of <2000 per annum. I
Tha Spirit of Japan. j
What would to thougnt In Great /
Britain if on* were to meet the fa- I
ther of a young man just killed in /
action and were to congratulate him I
on hi* boii's death (or hla country, at /
th\*jr do In Japan, and have no doubt /
done in England? I am afraid kt /
would not be prudant. The spirit la
not there, and until we go through ,1
the fire and learn to give death Us I
proper Talue we shall remain so clog- /
ged with prudence aa to be apparent- I
13' afraid. Let us teach our children, I
in sohool and out, .that It la a glorious L .
thing te die for England, and parhapa | f
1a time we mtjr return to our old ij
ideas, the temperament of the Japan-11
ese in this war, who mark a poslUoa 11
for capture, reckon up and allow tor/ 8
the k>ei, then carry the work at th;
bayxmwt point; who work in alienor
at was once our wont, and' I
pride in the death of their I
have been fortunata enough to d. .. uu
tor Japan.?London Time*.
* J
Insects Flee Prom Burning Sanct^.
London women haVe discovered m
agreeable war of ridding" -J&A'r'Softies
of flies and mosquitoes. N
They burn sandalwood in the house,
an idea imported from the Orient.
In London it la possible to g?et wood
prepared for that purpose. In Amor
lea It la to be bad at almost any Turkish
or Japanese Importing house. It
la than prepared for burning by being
flrat cut into small pieces one naif
inch thick and three lnoh?ea long.
Then it ta baked or dried out in a
alow oven twenty-fonr hour*. A piece
of the wood la put into a metal urn, |
lighted and allowed to burn uatll wel?
aflame, when the flame la ?rtlngulflh?d
and the redhot ember left to smolder
until the wood Is consumed and
nothing It l?ft but a heap of flm, gray
Mhee.?CMearo Tribune.
W??U w?h Th?t 1Cp?p? On* ri?o?>
mum Wall r?|,
When the doctor take* hi* own inedIclnw
wnd th* grocer eats tbe food ha
recommend* mail confidence coom
to tbe observer.
A frooer, of Oulan. Ind., had a practical
experience with food worth anyone'#
Ha aaya: "SI* year* ago I became
art wmV -? v. .-J
nma kuuinlll a LIU UUIfll
trouble that I wn finally compelled to
Civ* ?p *11 work la my ?tore, and. In
fact, all aorta of work for about four
years. Tha last year I waa confined
to the bad nearly all of tha time, and
much of tha tlma uuabla to retain food
of any aort on my atooaacb. My bow*
els were badly eonatlpated continually,
and 1 lost in weight from 109
1)0 Hilda (town (A M nnnniU
"When At the bottom of the fodder
f changed treatment entirely end atartel
In on Grape-Nute and cream for
nourishment. I need absolutely nothing
but this for about throe month*. I
lowly Improved until I got ont of be4
and began to more about.
> UHTV UCCH HU|;[UTIIIg IfKllinri/ ' '
and now in tbs past two year* hsve
been working about fifteen hours *
dny In the store and never felt better
In my life.
"During these two years ! have nft*
er missed a breakfast of Orape-Niit*
and cream, and often have it two
moila Am* hnf th* !>,? tr/? ? ?
U always mad* of Grape-Nuts and i *'
cr?am alone.
"Since commencing the use of QrapeNuta
I have never used anything to \ '
stimulate the action of the bowels, ii '*
thing I had to dc for yean, hot this J
food keeps me regular and in fine
ihano. and T in nowinv twintw ?n/f
heavier avery day.
"My customer?, naturally, hara baan
Intaraatad and I an compelled to an* J
wer a great many quaatlona about']
Grapa-Nuta. R'i < ^
"Soma paopU -would think (hat W 9
imnflay n?el, but it wisrsnrt in the!
most vigorous fashion."
Name given by Postom Co., naitk
Creek, Mich. jj
Look in each pkg. for the famous 1
little book. "The Road to Wel|vllWf

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