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THE BABY INCUBATOR.
Montreal Maternity Hospital Is Now
Provided wltb line.
The Montreal Maternity Hospital is
sow ready to receive any babies who
and themselves thrust upon their own
resources without a perfectly fair
chance. A really handsome Incubator
of fine enameled brass and shining
glass, now stands in one of the rooms
on the second floor, and is a gift to the
Institution.
The unprepared baby is now a thing
hoped for. The Incubator offers every
encouragement to the occupant to take
THIS BABY I2CCÜBA.TOB.
a long breath and try again. No baby
that is possessed of the smallest bump
of gratitude can resist its dainty and
' accurate devices . for helping him to
catch his breath. The doctors arid
nurses at the Institution are warmly
"Interested, and are looking forward to.
an opportunity for testing the appara
tus. As is well known, ttiousands of ba
bies have been saved through the Incu
bator, and it Is difficult in looking at
what seems a very simple and pretty
bit of hospital equipment, to realize
how very important is Its place in the
institution. It stands upon slender
legs, as does the common incubator for
"hatching" chickens, and its mechan
ism Is almost as simple. It shines with
cleanliness, every inch of the surface,
both within and without, appearing to
have been vigorously polished. In
these details lies its main distinction
from the other apparatus, and It Is only
In these that the higher uses those of
preserving human life are indicated.
The Incubator proper is a cube of
about two feet in dimensions. Double
doors open to admit the baby, and then
shut him In, his food being given to
him through the slide. No draughts
can blow upon him there Is a mechan
ism within to regulate "all the winds
that blow" to the proper temperature
and quality. A tiny white mattress
rests upon the floor space, upon a wire
support, beneath which. In turn, is lo
cated the heating and ventilating
mechanism.
Absolute simplicity Is the key note in
the whole thing, as suits the baby, who
hasn't had time to cultivate his tastes,
and demand a spring bed and a fres
coed celling. To the right Is the heat
ing apparatus. Within is the hydro
meter to indicate the temperature.
"Body heat" Is the prescribed standard
sometimes a degree above, never one
below. To the left Is an appliance for
ventilation by which the air Is filtered
and moistened before being admitted
to the Incubator chamber. And sur
rounding the whole Is a whirle-gig ar
rangement at the top supplementing
rne worn or ventilation.
SIZE OF THE SUN.
Diagram Which Shows the Compara
tive Insignificance of the Karth.
A glance at the accompanying picture
will show that the largest of the plan
ets. Including the earth, could all be put
SIZh. OF THE SUti.
Into the sun without making very much
Impression. Compared with Jupiter,
that looks so small in the sky, the
earth la a pigmy. It would take 1,330
' earths to make one Jupiter. Saturn Is
Met much smaller, and with its rings
' ven largr than Jupiter. Venns In
About the size of the earth, but on ac
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I Mr If- fia Idn I
or thc
count of its brilliancy seems larger !
than Jupiter. We see her s& seldom I
Twrflliep Kha ! fin noar tYit nun rhnt tha I
great rays of the sun obscure the shin
ing Venus much of the time. The dis
tance from the sun to Jupiter Is 104,
000,000 miles, in which are many small
stars or asteroids, some of which are
not more than 100 miles in diameter.
The atmosphere around Jupiter is so
thick that we could not breathe It; In
fact It is almost water, and this is due
to the fact that Jupiter is five times
further from the sun than the earth,
and gets only one-twenty-fifth as much
heat and light from the sun as wff do.
If a man stood on Jupiter the sun
would look no larger than an apple to
his eyes. It would take a long time to
travel all over Jupiter, for it.is 19.000
miles in diameter at its equator, and,
being flattened at the poles, just like
the earth', 18,400 miles in diameter !
from north to south. If the sun were
In any way to cease to act as the center
of the celestial system, Jupiter is heir
apparent to the throne and would take
his place.
NEW REPLACING FROG,
One Has Been Contrived and Tested to
Satisfaction of Those Interested.
A problem that railroad men have
been trying for years to solve has at
last succumbed to the American in
ventive genius. A wonderful new car
and locomotive replacing frog has been
contrived and tested to the satisfac
tion of those most interested. One of
the most difficult feats and annoy
ing trials of railroading heretofore has
been the replacing of cars that have
left the rails. With the old one
tongued frog much toil and patience
was required to perform this duty.
With the new invention the matter is
very simple.
Two frogs are used now, the "male"
and the "female," each weighing 100
pounds. The maximum height being
at the ends of the frogs, making them
wedge-shaped, they can be placed un
der the wheels at the thin end so as to
clear brake-hangers, etc. There Is no
beveled surface and no side pressure
to push them out of place or break the
flanges of the wheels. The female
frog Is placed between the rails and
the tongue set to guide the wheels that
are off inside. The tread, not the flange
of the wheel, rides the male frog,
which Is cone-shaped, and lo! with a
little pressure the car goes home on
the track.
THE DARKY'S DELIGHT, g
One 'Watermelon Raptnre Immortal
iased by Photography.
Talk about your hambon it am sweet;
'Possum it am very, very fine.
But de watermiliion am de fruit fer me.
The accompanying cut is from a
"WATKRMILI-ION
snapshot, photograph taken recently
by Mr. Horace A. Groff, of Marietta.
Mr. Groff came upon the negro sitting
near a box car loaded with melons fresa
from the South. The boy was too mucQ
taken up with his melon to note the
fact that he was having his picture
taken. In fact, there was nothing of
more importance on this earth, at that
present moment, than to surround that
melon. Its red, juicy interior flamed
against the happy ebony features, the
white ivories sank deep into the pulpy
mass and the youngster's eyes rolled
in that ecstasy which is only witnessed
when a "cullud pusson" is in "water
million" heaven.
The gourmand may gaze at the goose
of truffles, his mouth may water at
the capon, but he can never reach that
highest top-notch pinnacle which wa
gained by the obscure little darky,
whose features are sent down to pos
tp-ity through the medium of the snap
shot so luckily obtained. Philadelphia
Times.
Hash affords us an example of an
end without means.
HOW JÍKW FKOdW USED.
" HKAVEW,
THE "JERSEY LILY."
The Famous Stage Beauty Once More
a Bride.
Cfiioe more Mrs. Langtry, the "Jersey
Lily," has come into public notion
through matrimony. She Is now mar
ried to Hugo Gerald de Bathe, son of u
rich Englishman. Emelie Charlotte,
MRS LAUGTRT.
known from childhood as Lily Le Bre
ton, was born at St. Helen's, in the isl
and of Jersey, in 1833. She is said to
claim that she was not born until 1S00,
but as she was married in 1874 to Ed
ward Langtry her claim can hardly be
accepted. Her father was a dean of the
Church of England. He was. however,
comparatively poor, and his daughter's
marriage to Mr. Langtry, who was well
to do, was perfectly satisfactory to
him.
It was soon after her marriage that
Mrs. Langtry's beauty firstt attracred
comment. The Langtry s moved o
town, and Mrs. Langtry became one of
the first of the series of professional
beauties. The Prince of Wales was in
troduced to her and became a great ad
mirer. Fashionable life proved too ex
pensive for Mr. Langtry, and he disap
peared from Loudon in 1SS1 after a
financial smash. His wife refused to
return to Jersey with him and went on
the stage.
Since that time Mrs. Langtry bas
been more or less before the public.
Her dramatic debut was made at the
Haymarket Theater in 1881, but she
did not adopt the stage regularly as a
profession till the following year Af
ter many legal delays and various un
successful attempts, she obtaineü a
divorce from her hsuband in May.
1807. from a California court. Ed
ward Langtry is said to have 'dolized
his wife until his death, which occur
red in an insane asylum in England on
Oct. 15 in the same year as the divorce.
Mrs. 'Langtry has made several dra
matic tours In the United States, from
which she derived handsome profits.
CLEVER TRICKS OF RAVENS.
Some Think the Bird Must Possess the
Power of Keasoning.
Many stories are told of the clever
ness of the raven,' a bird that really
seems to have reasoning power. One
of these stories tells how a raven by a
skillful stratagem got a young hare for
Its dinner. It had pounced upon a lit
tle animal but the mother hare drove
It away.
Then the raven slowly retreated, en
couraging the motlier to follow him.
and even pretending that he was afraid
of her. In thife fashion he led her a con
siderable distance from the young one
and then suddenly, before the hare had
time to realize the meaning of the trick,
he rose in the air, flew swiftly back,
caught the young hare In bis beak and
bore It away.
A similar plan was adopted by some
ravens that wished to steal food from a
dog. They teased him till he grew so
anry that he chased them from the
spot, but the artful birds turned sharp
ly around, easily reached the dish be
fore him and carried off the choicer bits
in triumph.
As to the raven's power of speech,
the following story, which is given on
the authority of Capt. Brown, who
vouches for its truth, will show how
aptly It can talk:
A gentleman while traveling tHrough
a wood In the South of England was
startled by hearing a shout of "Fair
play, gentlemen; fair play!" uttered In
loud tones. The cry being presently
repeated, the traveler thought it must
proceed froná someone in distress and
at one began to search for him. He
soon discovered two ravens fiercely at
tacking a third. He was so struck wltb
the appeal of the oppressed bird that
he promptly rescued him.
It turntd out that the victim -was a
tame raven, belonging to a houee in
the neighbor nood, and the cry that it
had used so opportunely was one of
many that it had been taught to utter.
Hint from an Auctioneer.
At a recent party a young lady began
a song: "The autumn days have come,
ten thousand leaves are falling." She
began too high. "Ten thou ousand "
she screamed, and then stopped. "Start
her at five thousand!" cried an auction
eer who was present.
Largest Check.
China drew the largest check on the
Bank of England of which the bank has
any record, in settlement of the Japan
ese Indemnity. It was for 11,008,857
pounds 16 shillings and 9 pence.
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F. J. WATTRON,
Dealer in
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals
Fancy and Toilet Articles.
Jewelry,
Brushes,
Perfumery,
Soaps,
Combs,
Glass,
Putty,
Patent
Pedieines
FRUITS OF EL KINDS.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
TEAMS FOR
J. T. EGGER, Proprietor
Tourists and Commercial Travelers will always find me prepared to give them
the best service at reasonable prices,
Corral and Stables South Side of Railroad Track, Opposite the Water Tank.
CAPITAL,
Bank of Gommeree
DEALS IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND ISSUES LETTERS OF CREDIT
Solicits Accounts and offers to Depositors Every Facility
Consistent with Profitable Banking.
DIRECTORS:
M. S OTEEO, President, J. C. BALBRIDGE, Lumber, W. LEXORD Capitalist.
B. SCHUSTER, Vice-President, A. EISEMANN,Eisemann Bros. Wool.
W. Si STRICKLER, Cas'r, A. M. BLACKWELL, Gross, Blackwell&Co., Grocers,
H. J. EMERSON, Assistant Cashier, W. A. MAXWELL, Wholesale Druggis.
DEPOSITORY for ATCHISON. TOPEKA S SANTA FE RAILWAY
WILLIAM ARM BRUSTER,
Practical Blacksmith and Wheelright,-l-
NORTH SIDE OF RAILROAD AVENUE,
HOLBROOK, - - - ARIZONA.
All Out of Town Work Will Recieve Prompt Attention
If you have a wheel to fill or a tire to set, brine it to me
and get good service for your money. ' .
WORK GUARANTEED TO SUIT YOU,
Pleasant Valley
Stage Line.
Leaves Holbrook for Heber and Pleas
ant Valley,
nondays and Thursdays
Passengers and Express carried at law
rates.
Fine Mountain Scenery
and Good Hunting
along the line. Good teams and
comfortable conveyances.-
ROBERT WIMMER, Proprietor. .
WILL WOOSTER, Agt., Holbrook, Aris
Y
Oils,
Varnishes,
Paints,
Cutlery,
Wines,
Liquors,
Cigars,
ii Confectionery.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
LIVERY AND
FEED STABLES
HOLBROOK, ARIZONA.
-HAY, GRAIN AND COAL
the Petrified Forest. Good teams and careful -drivers
always on hand, Day or Night.
$100.000.00,
in JUbaqaerqae, JL JB.
HONG SING
EflGIilSJl
AND
BAKERY
Meals at all Hours.
Table Supplied with
The Best in the Market
' RAILROAD AVE.,
HOLBROOK, - - ARIZONA.

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