Newspaper Page Text
4 The St. Johns Herald J. T. Lesmer, Publisher Published Weekly at " St. J onus - - Arizona -Why not try the salt cure on some of those fresh college "hazers? Gold contracts, hut when a man has a cold in his head it feels a little hit big- ger than usual. The London Zoological Society Is on the verge of discoverintr a new. kind of horse. What's the use? It Is said that Mrs. Nation was born In old Kentucky. If this is a fact she must have moved away very early in life. Americans -who have it in for William Waldorf sAstor- will bepleased to note that there are excellent "prospects for the addltion-of a duke to his family. When a man who has been married Just five- hours commits suicide be cause heTIs not w.orthy of his wife, there Is "little disposition Jto question the accuracy ofhis conclusion. ing alfalfa bonbons. Scrawny and at tenuated humanity will drink fluid ex tract of alfalfa seeds. It all came about through a discovery made by a modest country doctor in Kansas, the State -that has contributed so much to the science of fattening live stock. This doctor who accidentally discovered the fat-making potency of alfalfa, was for merly fish commissioner of Kansas, and while in that office he received some interesting reports from foreign coun tries on fish culture anrl kindred khK- win one eftesereports' he read of the wonderful fattening properties of a seed dscoveredin Asia Minor vbich-had been successfully utilized "by tne bultan of Turkey when plumpness was the vogue Inthe Turkish harem. Living in a State famed for its fat stock exhibits, the doctor's curiosity was t aroused and he sent for some of the seed of the Asiatic plant, and learned that It was nothing more than the seed of alfalfa grass. But the Kansasscien tist drtT'hot stop wi th -this dfsco very. He reasoned that if alfalfa could fill a Turkish harem with joyous rotundityjt could be utilized to fill up the lean places of modern femininity with healthy adipose. He knew that the lank and willowy twentieth century girl would not look well going around chewing alfalfa grass. Neither would A London paper sums up., the nine teenth century, in -a nutshell: "We re celved the goosequM, webequeath the typewriter." . Thtgsteel pen is. not men tioned. It Is-said that the sale' o'f pens .has steadily 'decreased of Ifcfe.'and-that more than one manufacturer has-been driven outSof the business. In "one that excels the- quirks of blazoning pens,". Cassia?, unmistakably foreshad ows the reign of the typewriter. Ex-President Cleveland is famous for his forcible expression. The foflowing utterance on the subject of hazing is not less true now than It was when Mr. Cleveland gave It: "The' offense of maltreating and abusing new cadets by upper-class men is so mean and cow ardly, and so opposed to every trait that should--characterize a gentleman and a troe'soldier, that severe punish ment sholiM: not be necessary to its. prevention.' : It is to be hoped that the effect of -the anti-hazing agitation will not stop with West Point and Annap olis. There are a, great many private schools where the practice obtains with equal abomination. King Victor Emmanuel has done that which becomes a true man, and there fore something not unbecoming a king. ILeutenant Bresci, brother of the assas sin of King Humbert, has had to en dure such suspicion and dislike, be cause?of hla relationship with the mur derer,' that his position became intoler able, arid he'forwarded to the King his resignation from the army. Not only was the resignation declined, in words which revealed "the generosity of manly man's nature, but the King, as a proof of his confidence In the loyalty .of JLSS.ant and deserving officer, pro moted hlnJTo a captaincy wJthJthc com mand of a fort on the Austrian fron tier. It was a magnanimous thing to do, and the young King has given evi deuce that he possesses at least one of the qualities that made his father and grandfather worthily popular. WHEN LOVE WENT BY. SENATOR STEWART HAS NEVER BEEN SHAVED. When Love went by I scarcely bent My eyes to see which way he went. Life had so many joys to show, What time had I to watch him go, Or bid him in, whom folly sent? But when the day was well nigh spent, From out the casement long I -leant. Ah, would I had been watching so When Love went by! 'Gray days with dismal nights are blent,' L Lonely and sad and discontentr . I would his feet had been more slow. -"Oh, heart of mine, libw could we linow ur realize what passing meant - TChen Love went by?"" Woman's Home Companion. I: T'Was-the yetfow kitten who did it," Miss Priseilla Price said at the church social in her most positive manner, and no one, not even Mrs. 'Lias Miller, nretended ' to contradict her. "Ifs the truth, indeed' Mrs. Sarah Crump agreed, with her fat, comfort able chuckle, and the society in a body she fancy alfalfa porridge for a steady) responded, "That's so." diet. Accordingly he finally succeeded j Yes, the yellow kitten was responsi- in making a palatable extract of alfalfa seeds, as pleasant to the taste as syrup of squills. He began trying this ex tract on the population ot Kansas sev eral weeks ago. He himself took three tablespoonfuls of the extract every day. The results are astonishing. The first effect was a sudden Influx of tailors to supply the demand for new clothes. In the course of two weeks' time persons who had received sample bottles of the extract were unable to get into their clothes. A brisk demand for heavy furniture Is also noted. There is no telling where the alfalfa craze will end if it once breaks out of Kansas, for the twentieth century girl is certainly go ing to be a plump girl. Instead of the , "Gibson girl" we shall soon hear of the Valfalfa girl' c And the beauty of It is, the Kansas scientist refuses to patent his elixir of alfalfa. He offers it to lean and angular humanity free aid without price. Let whoever fancies that the strenu ous life Is a product of Occidental re publics study the career of the Ameer of Afghanistan., At 15 he resigned an important ppst because his father would not let. him govern according to his own Ideas. When a youthful exile, he refused to" bow before foreign poten tates, making them rather consider it an honor to take his hand and sit by his side. Surrounded by a hostile army of 5,000 soldiers, he mingled disguised among the crowd, caught the leader by the. throat,: aqd from that vantage com pelled hloto .make peace. Through the rigors of, jointer campaigns, sitting all night in :the.snow or dragging himseir through the drifts by his horse's tail, captured by the Russians; deserted by his follower? Abdurrahman's courage and faith in"hls destiny never failed. In 18S0 the English established him on the throne .of his fathers, and he plunged Into single-hearted work for the improvement of his country. Euro pean reforms, public ducntioni scien tific and mechanical inventions and a stralghtforwartl political policy charac terized the Ameer's dealings With the outside world. Lying, as his country does, between ' aggressive Russia and India with its English, ."forward move ment," Afghanistan must be regarded as one of" the. strategic, points of mod-, ern civilization, and the Ameer as no Impotent '.factor in the' bewildering Asiatic problem. Kentucky Tales. An old lawyer here tells of two amus ing things which, he alleges, occurred in Kentucky many years ago. On one occasion a wealthy man died, leaving a fortune, and the heirs became so dis satisfied with his will that they went to court to break it. One witness was called who furnished fun for the. crowd. In giving his testimony he stated that the deceased did not wish to make a will because of a dream he had had. He was intensely superstitious, and this vision rather dampened his enthu siasm with regard to making a will. "And pray," asked one of the lawyers, "what was this remarkable dream your friend had?" "Well, sir," replied the witness, "he dreamed that he made a will, and just as he signed it he saw a lawyer com ing in the room with a big bag to take all his money away.'1 " At another important trial which kept things lively a witness was a vain, conceited woman, who fancied she could teach the lawyers a thing or two. While one of them was- cross-examin ing her she became very saucy, grinn-, ed at her husband, who sat in sight, and remarked tartly: "Mr. Blank, you needn't worry me with them questions; you just can't cotch me." "Madam," said the lawyer; "heaven knows I don't want to cbtch you, and your husband looks like he was sorrv he ever did." She was swept up and carefully re moved from the stand. Louisville Times. ble for the wedding that was to come off to-morrow and that would thns unite forever not only two very attract ive young people, but also the well- known families of Price and Campbell. But we have begun at the wrong end of the story, for Miss Priseilla ought to have made, and in fact did make the remark about the yellow kitten at the end of the narrative, and not at the beginning. And thus, to get things straight, we will start over again In the old-fashioned orthodox way. Once upon a time (not so very long ago, either) the little' village "of Pine-' ville flourished like a green bay tree. It Is true it had not arrived at trolley cars or electric lights, but it was a very charming place to visit nevertheless. Bicycling was -not entirely unheard of, though those who rode were scarce a few visitors at the summer boarding house in the little hills just outside the village had introduced the wheel, but the most conservative Pinevillians, Miss Priseilla Price at the head, quite frowned down upon the sport, and Miss Rebecca Slow has said, in season and out of season, that "If any niece of hers so demeaned herself as to be guilty of such an unladylike, worldly amuse ment, she would be sorry, that's all," and then an expression of having al ready made a will would pass over her austere countenance. But to the story! There were two prominent families in the village who had lived, there since the very existence of the settlement, and with whom ail the best people craved to be connected" In some way. They were the Campbells and the Prices, and Miss Priseilla, who insists upon getting into print just as If she were a heroine, was one' of the I FIGHT WITH THREE ALLIGATOR GARS I I Louis Hausler Vanquished Them with the Aid f of a Hatchet. t Senator Stewart of Nevada, who is the proud possessor of ths most luxuriant growth of whiskers in the Senate, has never been shaved in his life! His beard began to sprout when he was about 16, and he is now 75. "Oh, yes,15- said he the other day, "I have often thought of shaving. Kind-hearted friends have given me razors and advised me to go to work on my beard, Mf I never took their advice. You see, when I was a young man I never ojafed a razor, and I had to let my whiskers run wild. Now it is too late. My constituents would rage and my political career would be wrecked." ... One afternoon Mabel had been out in the woods with her young friends hunt ing for chestnuts, and on her return was grated with the sad tidings that the yellow kitten had again strayed from home. A search throughout the place was at once begun. Evening came on, however, and no yellow kitten put in an appearance. Mabel became much distressed, as she was sure that an evil fate had at last overtaken her pet. She begged to be allowed to send over to the Prices, and see if the wan derer, scorning old opinions, had found her way there, but her parents would not consider such a proposition, so for that niglit the household was minus the kitten. The next day was spent in looking for the loved though lost,, and many of the. village boys joined in the hunt, but with no result. Toward sunset Mabel, decided to walk through the woods that skirted the vil lage, thinking possibly her little prodi gal might be somewhere about, 'and most respected members of the latter '".down a shady path she went She fan- tribe. As it has .been hinted before, cied ere long that she heard a moan a Make books your friends. They will . repay you""'rieyer desert you, never let boredom conie'near you. The. happy men of the: world have been made Jia; py through book - knowledge. Carlyle says that a collection of" books is a're'ai university.- A vise fellow, -who was thinking and writing wlrileCaesar was fighting, said that a room without books is like a body without a soul. That wise owl was Cicero. Do not be led away by new books until you hav.e read the best o.f the old ones: "Age is a recommendation in four things old wood to burn,, .old wine to drink, old friends to trust jind old. books to read." The best of .the books-.-written in a thousand years are better, of course, than the bct;wrltleuin a. dozen years. Darwin adv3s(KF;Sfrohn Lubbock to "read what ini"erretedi!him most" when asked to map. oifr u: 'course of reading. But that advfce Is not sound for us all. Learn which are the good, books. Read them, give your mitud a.ehauce to form Its own opinions; ro'the best writers, and then takeMp"'spme special course. Every good book read' makes you a bet ter and abler man. Every good .book really understood Is a positive addition to your best possessions. Sir John Herschel said: "If I were to pray for a taste which shoujd stand- me in stead ncder eveiyVWie'ty' o circumstances and be a source Sf happiness and cheer fulness to me'ilirougiriife, and a shield against its. ilte; however things might go amiss and the Avorld frown upon me, it would beva taSte for reading." Telephones in Russia. The growth of the telephone system in Russia is now considerable, although It has been slow as compared with oth er countries. According to some recent statistics there were in Russia an "ag gregate of some thirty-five thousand miles of telephone wires, about half of which is state and half private con cerns. The use of the telenhoue and I fitnire In It this Is an old-fashioned story, and has a genuine heroine, to wit, Mabel Camp bell. Of course, there is a hero, too, whom the .-girls said "was just too sweet to live," and their, mothers de clared that he was a perfectly safe young man, while the fathers and brothers, though not going quite so far, had only good words to say of Charlie Price, at your service. Now the "gentle reader" or, as some writers prefer to. say, the "fair reader," has doubtless guessed the sequel. Charlie was in love with Mabel, and the wedding, though properly opposed by the powers that were, was a natural consequence. But where or when did the yellow kitten come In? All in good time, my friends.. The Campbells and the Prices had a feud of long standing, originating in the years gone by over the fence botmdaiy, each head of the family claiming twelve feet more of ground than the other considered his due. For-' tuuately this feud was conducted in a quiet and perfectly lawful manner, and poison, bowie knives and pistols did not But the feud was a posi- the number of subscribers are, how- tive one, notwithstanding. No Camp ever, -rapidly increasing; and some im-1 bell or Price had ever been known to portant lines between some of the ! shake hands, not even at a church so larger cities are under contemplation i cial, which Mrs. 'Lias Miller and Miss or already completed. In the Baltic Rebecca Slow" denounced' far arid wide provinces there are some large, tele-. as. "onOhristianlike." But In spite of phone systems; b)ft 'they do' not appear'' the disapproval of many of their coin- to be altogether satisiaetoriiy. ..cpn-, structed, inasmuch . as the different lines, which are frequently. of consid erable length, have no connection with f each other. This is attributable main ly to government restrictions where state telephones already exist. - Finn us Adamant. . . . - It was before . the fall. . , "Adam," said our first mother in. a serious tone, "we' certainly are living beyond our means." - -That's exactly my own opinion, Kllttle woman," said "the" rather of his 'kind. "And-whatdd you' propose to do about it?" - - :-'" Ve must economize," said the uni versal mother. "Yjes said Adam,. "we must, and -I mon friends, there was apparently no chance of any. of the members, .making up until well, just before this story was written. The places adjoined, as the disputed boundary line suggested; In fact the whole village had grown up around them, and what was once an old coun try lane where their gates stood, was now a smart -village street. As children, pur hero and heroine had several times displayed much contempt for the family fuss, and had been.seen playing together, though often forcibly j separated by indignant parents with j.threats of being sent supperless to bed 'if the offense was repeated. Evidently ' they had inherited' none of the 111 feel ing of their ancestors, which was . mighty unnatural, Miss Priseilla i thought, though, as she always said, If you see the lean twentieth century girl slyly llftsoniethlng from her vest pocket and skooltjnto her mouth you may be surest is .an alfalfa table.t The matinee girl will also be seen munch- am ready to second anything you sug-- gest. But, wait! There is one tern of tl 'mothers on. bo'th sides expend! ure that positively must be ex- 'ho certainlv had inculcated the cepted trom he pruning shears." , prQper spirit Qf rlgMeous resentmeut And liat is tnat. . unappeased wrath in their off- "I will not, said Adam with a strong j emphasis-! will not have-our laun-1 s" k ,r,,i J U L 1 11C1X LUI1U11UUU 1 HO UIC1, .UllUCl dry bills cut down!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. .v-. - . Confessed. - Father I shouldn't like to see you marry that Mr. Pinchpenny. Daughter "Why, father? Father Well, I've noticed that he's Campbell, was estranged by circum stance from Charlie Price as complete ly as if an ocean had been between them instead of a paliug fence. When she was 18 she .came back from board ing school and was, pronounced old enough for picnics and socials, and was, indeed, the acknowledged belle of very close. Daughter Why, father, how. did ypu the Young People's Pleasure Club, and notice that? Surely you . haven't been J the favorite even of matrons and spin spying on us? Philadelphia Press. ! sters at sewing bees and Dorcas socie ties, and a perfect idol afuome. She was an only child, and the love that seemed to overflow from father and mother was expended upon., innumer able pets. She had two fat Yorkshiie puppies, a pug dog, a parrot, and a cat The miser may carry his gold to the "vvho recently had added to the proces- edge of the graye, but he must leave it j,sion a yellow kitten,, of the story.. This there. i-' Remedying Damp Houses. Houses which are damp because of proximity to undrained. land may be rendered more habitable by planting the laurel and the sunflower near them. Smartness enables a man to-eatch on and wisdom enables him to let-go. Pj awning the" engagement- ring Is pledge of love. " r. small animal was up to mischief of all kinds, and had the most exploring turn of mind, fqr.Rshe. was forever getting lost and beihg. returned, to her mistress by little bdysTof the Village, who thus turhedimany ah honesEp'ehhyf;f ; :-.. . --. - : - very sau, kitteniy moan it was ana soon discovered up in a tree, tanjrled most promiscuously in creeping vines, the yellow kitten, unable to free her self. In vain Mabel called and tried to entice her from her perilous position only piteous little meows were the re suit. If she only had a long stick, or, still better, if she could climb the tree something might be done, but the years spent at boarding school had robbed her of all her childish accomplishments In the mid 1st of her dilemma, help was forthcoming she little dreamed qf. Through the bushes she heard the sound of approaching footsteps and a cheerful whistle. Soon the .author of these pleasant noises was in view. It was Charlie Price, the family enemy, and, to bpot; a splendid young athlete! Mabel forgot the traditions of three generations of bitterness and called out to her '"playmate " of former days: "Charlie Mr. Price, I mean can you help me? See my poor yellow kitten; she cannot get down," pointing, as she spoke, to the tree which contained her treasure. "With 'pleasure, Miss Mabel! Be pardon, Miss Campbell. Poor little beastie she is caught in the vine And with that 'he sprung up the tree with the agility of a squirrel or a circus rider, and at some peril of broken limbs rescued the kitten and placed her in the outstretched arms of 'her-young mis tress. . " -..' Then it was the most-.naturar thing; In the world, for pur hero to walk home with our heroine, and.still more natural the next day when they.by chance met in the same woods, to. stop, and speak of the lost one. Thus, in spite of the fam Ily feud, the intimacy ripened between the young branches. It was useless for Mabel's parents to protest; indeed, nothing short of a com mand would have stopped this new apd delightful friendship, and Charlie bold ly announced to- his paternal that he was tired of keeping up such an anti quated fuss; let the grandfathers fight out their own battles' in whatever world they were now residing, but he, for his part would no longer encourage hatred, malice and all uncharitable ness. Ere the winter liad "advanced Charlie Price was known throughout Piheville to be -Mabel Campbell's "steady com pany," and although Miss Priseilla, at the head of the Price family, and old Mr. Jonas Campbell; -Mabel's great un .cle, thja chief of the Campbell tribe, de clared in unmeasured languagp their opinion of the dofngs of their young rel atives, it was useless, and, in fact," hur ried up matters. . Then the two .moth ers, who secretly bore no malice, .ex changed calls, and actually Mrs. Camp bell was overheard to say that Mrs.r Price's sausage receipt was the best In the village, while Mrs. Price made no. denial of having borrowed Mrs. Camp bell's knit quilt as a guide for "the one she was making to exhibit at the coun ty fair in the spring. From that the fathers of the two peacemakers ' met "and discussed poli tics, and not boundary lines over the disputed fence. By this time, as may well be imagined, the wedding prep arations were well under way. At the suggestion of Charlie his new house was to be built directly over the part of the. ground that both Campbells and Prices claimed; and this was universal ly regarded-as the most' amicable set tlement of the trouble, and lo and be hold! the marriage was announced to take place on the following Easter Tuesday. And just then did Miss Priseilla Price make her statement that the yellow kitten did It, and the entire village agreed with her. "BONA-FIDE AMERICAN." Dr. William Mason Tells an Anecdote of the Violinist Reiufinyi, ' "I have already had something to say of Eduard Remenyi, the Hungarian violinist who accompanied Bralims to Weimar in 1853, says a writer In the Century. He was a talented man and was esteemed by Liszt as being, in his way, a good violinIst He belonged to the class typified by Ole Bull, but did not achieve so great a-reputation. He remained at Weimar after Bralims left there, and I became intimately ac quainted, with him. He was very en tertaining and so full of fun that he would have made a tip-top Irishman. He was at home in the gypsy music of his own country and. this was the main characteristics of his playing. He had also a fad for playing Schubert melo dies on the violin with the most atten uated pianissimo effects and occasion ally his hearers would listen ,Intently after, the tone had ceased, imagining that they still heard a trace of i(. Not long before leaving Weimay I had some fun with him by asking if he had ever heard' "any bona-fide American spoken." He replied that he did not know there was such a language. "Well," said I, "listen to this for a spec imen: 'Ching-a-ling-a-dardee, Chebung cum Susan " I did not meet him again until 1878, twenty-four years after leaving Weimar. I was going upstairs to my studio In the Steinway Building when some one. told me that Remenyi had arrived and was rehears ing for his concert in one of the rooms above. So, going up, I followed the sounds of the violin,, gave .a .quick knock, opened the door and went' in. Renienyi looked at "me for a moment, Louis Hausler, of South Chicago, had an adventure on Old Town Lake re cently which came near ending his.llfe." Single-handed and armed with noth- 1 'ng buta small hatchet, he met and conquered three enormous alligator gars In a fight that lasted the best part of an hour. Every minute of that time Mr. Hausler was engaged not only in j dodging the enormous jaws of the vicious and voracious beasts, but in I preventing them from overturning the j skiff in which he was. Had they done ! that his life would not have been worth ! a minute's purchase. Mr. Hausler is a pioneer resident on the Calumet, and is a brother of the senior partner .of the Hausler & Lutz Towing Company, -which long controlled the South Chi cago tugs. For thirty-five years he has fished along the shore of Lake Michi gan, and was the first to begin the manufacture of caviare from the eggs I of lake sturgeon. Since the supply of this fish failed he has branched out into other waters. This year, with a number of other Chicago fishermen, he de scended the lississippi in search of the fleeting "shovel bills." Most of the party went to the White River, but Mr. Hausler, hearing of good fishing in the Old Town Lnke, landed there and stacked ten immeuse-crates of seines, boxnets, trammels, and other knitted traps .on the bank. - Old Town Lake Is a hollow, some twenfj- miles south-of Helena, Ark. The ground has sunk, and the hollow, nineteen miles long, has filled with, water. . The lake so formed is full of ""cypress stumps, which make net-placing-difficult. The surroundings are desolate In the ex treme, consisting of thick cj-press woods and dense undergrowths of tan gled vines. On his first visit- to the lake Mr. Hausler set a light gift net in the lake in a likely-looking place to find if the fish were running. Beturning in his skiff next morning, he found that the whole line of cork floats had . been drawn under water. He could not un derstand what was pulling at the net, but grappling for the leading line he started to haul the netting in. Sudden lyr there was a rush through the water and a pair of enormous jaws were thrust over the-side of the skIS aad snapped wtthin-half a-foot of-Ms assL; "I thought I was gone," says Hausler. "The jaws were ' tmmease. They could have taken In net eaiy ass arm, but a, good part of my body as well, and were armed with three rassr. -?r of wicked-looking teeth, tl saw at eeee that rt was an alligator gar aad a. - one. I grabbed a hatchet my e$r weapon and struck him on tie je.r but made no cut. The creature cap ered with scales from which a reveres bullet will turn flattened. The sSdS -was near "overturning, and I "was IsesSlB for a vulnerable place on the fefg ae, when two more that seemed to fee Jesc as big came rushing np.- It, seesaedt -every minute as if I would fee la ifce water or in their jaws. Thev raged aaf beat the water up, and the .neise C their snapping jaws was frightfai, A ter raining- almost countless BJews vain I found a spot on the bead wisece the hatchet would penerate, aasac ceeded in burying It three r fer . times in the brain of the biggest see-. At last he gave up the fight aacL I turned to the other two. I was aimesc an hour engaged in the struggle 'eras' life, but I killed the three of thee. Brr that time the ' skiff" tcis n&aeec wrecked and I was exhausted. Ii-Tsesfi . ashore and got help, and we feaafeti: te. the-net and found all three enmesfeedf in it, and got them ashore. The lorgesc was eight feet long, and weighed 25 pounds. The smallest was six feet aad weighed 1D5 pounds. Ilhey .are Hie largest I have ever seen.. I gave t&sem to some negroes to eat, for I had im& much use for my hatchet to fry"g skJlti " them." The alligator gar Is anjmmejaaeaki which cjosely ' resembles ther sara-ksi, for which it is named. It has seated often an inch thick, which Hteg short of a Winchester'bair" wKt peae trate. Its jaws are as large ia ish? tion to its body as an alligator's. "It is . in fact, a giant of thtf gar family. TAece? are authenticated instances of Us MK ing men, and it Is considered fe f tfe chief terrors with which the Soethecx fishermen has to contend. AN AUTOMATIC RAZOR. and as he wrung it cried out: -"Chlng-a-ling-a-dardee, Chebung cum 'Susan' He had remembered it all those years. A Plant that Coughs. The vine Eutada tussiens .iff called the coughing bean. It Is a native of moist, tropical regions, and there is one thing which it cannot, and moreover will not, stand, and that is dust. When the breathing pores of this plant become choked by dust the gas.es accumulate within the leaf for a time and are then forcibly expelled in an audible par oxysm of coughing and sneezing-which makes the leaf tremble violently. At the same time the whole plant turns red in the face, so to speak, through the sinking in of the green chlorophyll grains and the appearance of particles of red coloring matter on the surface. The eutada is sometimes cultivated as a house plant. Sweeping the - room Is apt to set the. plant coughing to the iu-rj tense astonishment of persons who, are nnh fnmilinr with its nfiCiiHnritlps. Tim respiration of plants is carried on through the leaves. On the underside of leaves are millions of micro- New Departure in the Line of having . Apparatus. As an entirely new departure, in the line of shaving apparatus the invention of Herman Drosse, of Charlottenburg, Germany, easily wins first honors, but whether the device is practical or not is another question. The idea of the rushed torwara ana seizeu my nana, tnvGntor is to renlace the flat blade with a series of spiral cutters, which are rotated in connection with a fixed guard, lopping 'off the bristles practic ally in the same manner that a pair of GERMAN SIIA.VIXO APrAKATUS. scopic mouths, each of which is opened scissors would do. -The;si)iral- blades and closed by two movable lips. These , are mounted on a revolving cylinder, openings are the termination of- passr which is operated by compressing the ages which are filled with water- grips in the hands. To use the imple- vapor, air, and other gases, produced , meht the. grips are grasped in one hand by the chemical changes-which" acco in-- and" the other hand is used to steady pany growth. , -. ..' the- cutters as the machine is drawn otver. the face. The inventor claims, Odd Furniture. j four principal advantages for this ap- Perhaps the- oldest suit of furniture paratus, namely: It is not necessary in the world is owned by a certain hotel to sharpen the blades-ex.cept at long: keeper. For many years he has made J intervals, lathering the face before .it his-business to collect match boxes, shaving is unnecessary, skin -wounds of which he has now a collection of 4,- are avoided and the. lnstrumeni can -be 000. He ordered . a - skilled cabinet used in a oaa light ana oy an unsteady maker to equip a room with furniture hand, and even in a rocking .position. made of these boxes. The outfit con- Another rorm snows. a power' machine sists of a writing table with smoking for use in barber shops, and perhaps in apparatus, a nre screen, a.cauiuet, a i u onujcu vvciaiui- ii njjgm decision had. come. The faces of th committee were Impassive andareat able. There was blue and red -aadi green and purple in that carpet feec those colors, did not seem t& aggeall They did not look like inea wfc'fcaejw? what an Al, 4x, copper-riveled rag: car pot good enough for Senator Depew best parlor should be composed "Don't you be skeart, ilfcaadsT said the husband, ss he patted kez?R the shoulder in .an encouraging wuji. . "I'm tryin' to be brave," she replfedi, "but, oh, Joel, you know how feasdi I? vorked on that carpet. If I tkraTfc gfcv the.prize I believe I shall fall deadT . "But it must git the prize, atkesT said the children in chorus. "We asa taught that goodness Is always rawasd--ed, and who is gooder than ye? The committee seized tKe- rHa3il ' slammed it down, and Joel and Mfea&r dy turned pale. The committee opened the roH to InIc for places where hogs might sqeef through, and the children grew w-eaic in the knees. - - - The carpet was measured, ssji&ed! ouU kicked aboht5 rolled op. and sic persons, heard the VeatIno'1 tfeefer -hearts:" ' ' " 3, "I think I'll die," whispered thewiSe as she sat down on a nail keg; eesedk kwitliijL crazyurlL fc u T " "Not yit," replied the husband. "33s? ..they .are consulting together. " they eem to have cdmerto a tfecfelfta. Now they are handling the dipieaaoa, vNow- they " . - "Oh, Joel, I can't stand itT "Don't give up. Now one of 'ea fa writing Now tfiey have got yournaej now now now you've hit thefaafe prize plumb center ahd are seven? feofc taller than any other durned weaoa. fai the countyl" WashmgTdn; Post. chair and other smaller articles. Perfidious; Man. Mrs. Linguist I want to get a di vorce. iViy uusuauu iuiks in 111s aieep. Lawyer Soozem But, my dear mad- - .t f .1 1 1 am, that IS no grouuu iur uivurce. There is no cruelty in Mrs. 'Linguist But he talks in Latin,! and I don't understand that language at all. Baltimore American: A man who neglects his own business can't be trusted to look after' other peo ple's affairs. prove a. practical device fdr jts.purpose. SUSPENSE WAS TOO GREAT. But Miranda Recovered When She.Cot ' the First Priz. There, on the platform stood the rolL of new rag carpet, wTth the.'comnaittee Inspecting it, and there, not twenty feet' "away, stood a farmer with his wife and' four children. With her own hands the wife had cut, sewed, dyed and woven. She had' been encouraged hy her hus band and friends to enter that carpet for the prize, jand the hour for the'fatal The "Musical Doorkeeper. A . German inventor has lamented -&t r substitute for-'the warning- bell whtehi now annpunces the entrance of a cus tomer Into many small shops. It is calt eu'eTmuslcalvdobrkeeperVrfAs fist nahie its name implies. It announces tune, as the-door is , opened. ABOjt2re tune is sounded when the door is dos ed, so. that one can always iell whethec It has been opened orshutJ One caa --T also -tell by'the Quicktfoif 15w srSScesa sion of the " sounds whether the. door has been ecm.--&lSU9taBiai3c'or.lr. la addi tion, it is possible to change the dev, sq that .fresh, tunes may be subsito&edK -when -desired - Indians as Manufacturers Our Indian population. Is not skiftftili in any line of manufacture save theB own.crude industries. The rolling stone reaches the foorjof .the jiill uYdue lime. - i " '