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WALES’ STRANGE CHURCH.
It* Pulpit In Located Several Hundred Feet Beneath the Earth’s Surface. The most remarkable church in the ■world —a place of worship situated iSO feet underground, in the heart of a coal mine, and fashioned entirely with pick and shovel by hardy toilers in the fossil woods, this strangest of all C hris tian temples is to be found at Mynydd Newydd, near Swansea, in West Gla morgan. My way to church lay first up a steep hill, then down by means of a wet and dirty iron cage to the bottom of a shaft, and finally through a series of mazy labyrinths, lighted by the glim mer of the miners’ candles, to the chapel. The walls of the chapel are formed in part of small, rough pine logs, through which the splendid, thick coal seam “outcrops” to the view here and there, and in part of loose dry walling. It is not an attractive-looking place, and suggests to those unacquainted with coal mines a speedy death from want of oxygen. The roof is somewhat menacingly close overhead,.but it is of hard, smooth cliff, and has been whit ened with lime, so that it looks like an artificial ceiling. As you enter you ob served that the chapel is “timbered” with pit-props on either side, and fur nished with rude plank seats placed at equal distances between the props. To be exact, there are eight of these seats on either hand, with room for six per sons on each, while at the entrance and at the deck or pulpit there are what Welsh nonconformists call “set fawrs,” ar big seats, in which miners sit round and face one another. These would hold, at a pinch, perhaps a dozen apiece, so that there is sitting accommodation for over a hundred in the little con venticle. As the colliery is worked with naked lights, there is no risk in illuminating this little chapel in the depths of the fossilized forest; indeed, the miners subscribe regularly for candles, which are stuck on the pillars and fitted vaults all round —an ample allowance of two being made to the pulpit. There is no regular officiating minister, but a con ductor calls on anyone he pleases, and there is no lack of spiritual gifts. The service is held only once a week—on Monday morning at the early hour of six, before the men go to their daily work. But now the service, which takes the form of a short Welsh prayer meeting, has commenced. The conductor has given out a hymn, and the voices of prayer and praise ring out in this meet ing-house in the modern catacombs. The seats are all well filled, and even outside, all along, a row of men are squatting with their lamps by their sides—for lamps are not allowed in side the “building” because of the smoke they emit. It is only as the eyes get accustomed to the gloom that one fully sees all the shadowy forms assembled. They have taken their seats noiselessly and the place has filled im perceptibly. But the “Amens” and the Welsh “Yes” interpolated in the pray ers soon help one to realize the large number in the audience. The service is entirely in the Welsh language, and consists, as it almost invariably does, of a chapter from the Bible, two hymns, and two extempore prayers. The Bible, which is treasured in a tin case, is now carefully taken out, and one of the miners, with emphatic, measured in tonation, reads a chapter. Then another miner offers prayer. The service is impressive entirely from its spontaneity and simplicity. Neither high mass at St. Peter’s, nor a national celebration at St. Paul’s—in fact, no rite, ceremony, solemnity, or sacrament in the world above —could strike so convincingly upon the mind and imagination as this simple service. Another prayer, another hymn, and the little gathering, which rarely lasts more than half to three-o.uarters of an hour, comes to a close. The miners sep arate and go to their working places, probably with a distineter impression of their dependence on the protection of Providence. At any rate, a scoffer is unknown at this little chapel, and it is admitted that the Myndd Newydd pit contains an unusual proportion of sober, upright, thoughtful workmen. The Myndd Newydd chapel has exist ed and has been in regular use for 51 years. It was started, so far as I could discover, on August 18, 1545, two or three years after the opening of the col liery. It was one of the first} happy thoughts that occurred to the newly employed colliers. There was one or two men stiil working in this colliery who were present at the first service held there.— Cleveland Plain Dealer. AUlcrator and Men in a Tuß-of-lVar. At the logging camp of Messrs. Brady & Earl, on Turkey creek, a hog com menced squealing and the balance of the hogs began rallying around a small pond behind the camp. Mr. Earl, hear ing the noise, ran down to see what was the matter, and. seeing a hog un der water, jumped in and caught the hog by the leg and started for the bank, but instead of going to the bank he was pulled the other way, calling for assistance. Taking hold of hands, they all pulled together, and it was soon evident that a monstrous alligator had the hog. When they got his head out of water he objected to going any further, and commenced to drag them back. They see-sawed there some time, nip and tuck. The men would pull the hog and the alligator toward the bank and then the alligator would pull the hog and men back again. They suc ceeded in getting him partly out of the water, when Mr. Earl called for an ax, but they brought him a pole, and, giving his hold on the hog to some one else, he came down on the alligator’s head, who, turning loose the hog, plunged into his hole.—Baldwin (Fla.) Times. Sirin* Pliotosrrnplicd at Midday. The fact that bright stars can be seen with a telescope at high noon some times astonishes eurious visitors to an observatory. Even more surprising is the fact that stars can be photographed in broad day. The Draper photograph ing teiescope, belonging to the Harvard observatory, has pictured the dog star, Sirius, at midday, and it has been sug gested that the photographing of bright stars crossing the meridian in daylight may prove to be a source of in creased knowledge for astronomers. — Chicago Chronicle. Powder Behind the Shot. Projectiles for modern big and rapid fire guns require about half their weight in powder to fire them. —Chi- cago Chronicle. SNAKE *akN OF A CuOK. It Fully Exnlainn tlie Caiitnre of an Eigliteen-Foot Moccasin on Shipboard. The three-ma3ted schooner William F. Campbell had a lively time down in the West Indies a little while ago. As the talkative and thrifty cook tells it, the story is good enough for a place in great snake literature. The Campbell was lying head on to the pier at Kings ton, discharging hard pine, when, one hot afternoon, what should come climb ing in over the starboard cathead but a snake that looked to be about 50 feet long. The men howled in fright and tied to the rigging, while the snake said nothing, but kept on coming. There seemed to be a good deal of him, for he kept sort of pouring in over the topgal lant forecastle and flowing down into the chain box, near the windlass, like a stream of cold molasses. When finally the whole of him had arirved on board, the snake took a 6quint around, and seemed actually to grin as he beheld all hands, barring the cook, hustling up the forerigging. “Can snakes climb?” yelled one of the sailors to the mate, and the mate re plied : “Os course they can, you lubber! Climb like monkeys!” Upon receipt of this encouraging in formation all hands raced to the mast head, wondering if the snake would come up and chase them across the springstay. The cook wasn’t up aloft, however. He was on deck, and it's lucky he was. This cook, having traveled around con siderably, had been shipmates with snakes before, and he wasn’t a bit rat tled at the sight of this 18-foot moc casin, with his glittering eyes and dia mond-marked back. lie hustled for the after house, and, diving down below, came up presently with a towel soaked with chloroform. Edging up to the snake who had by this time made a pro cession of himself in the waist, the cook deftly threw the towel over the reptile’s head, and then got out of the way lively. The touch of the towel or the odor of the chloroform startled the snake. Per haps he was an escaped circus snake, and had smelled dope drugs before. Any way, he made one graceful and lightning-like spring, and sailed over the foreboom, which had been hoisted high out of the way of the stevedores. Nothing in the circus could match that jump. It was like the flash of a dia mond-headed rainbow, a quick and brilliant performance, with positively no encores. When the snake landed on the other side of the boom he darted aft like a flash, but he must have been blinded with rage, for he didn't see where he was going, and gave his pretty head a bump against the hatch coam ing. This seemed to daze him, for, strange as it niay appear, the reptile went forward again and laid his head down plump on the chloroformed t owel. In a few seconds it was all over with the big moccasin. lie gave one or two wavy sort of quivers and then stretched out as limp as an old hawser. The crew came down from aloft and poked the reptile with capstan bars and things, and, seeing that there were no more snakes around, ventured the opinion that this one was not so hot —that may be he couldn’t bite, any way. The cook laughed scornfully, said something about hustling aloft from a toothless snake, and then suggested: "You just look at his stinger]” But there was no curiosity on that point just then. The cook took the snake, without opposition, and poured him into a big stone jar, tail first, fill ing the jar up then with Jamaica rum. Later the cook went ashore and cap tured 13 other mocassins, varying in length from 14 inches to seven feet, all of which lie preserved in Jamaica rum. t\ hen the Campbell arrived in Bangor the cook set up a snake store. He sold Ihe big one to a Boston man for $26, and the others to collectors for various prices down to one dollar.—Chicago In ter Ocean. DIAMONDS BY DYNAMITE. Enuli-sli Scientists Think They Have Discovered the Secret of Making Gems. “Diamonds made by dynamite” would be a queer sign on a jeweler’s window, but queer things are bound to happen in an age of electric fur naces on the one hand and liquefied hydrogen on the other. After close study of the South Afri can diamond fields, scientists formed the theory that diamonds were made in nature’s laboratory from carbon liquefied by enormous heat and pres sure, and dissolved in iron, from which they crystallized out in cooling. By calculation it was found that this would require a temperature of about 4.000 degrees centigrade (7,232 degrees Fahrenheit), and a pressure of 15 tons to the square inch. Moissan, of Paris, and other experimenters have produced crystals by imitating this process as closely as possible, but they were too small and imperfect to have any value as jewels. Some other process must be discovered whereby carbon and iron can be subjected to enormous heat and pressure before we can hope to pro duce diamonds on a commercial scale. In this connection Prof. Crookes has suggested to the Koval institution that “in their researches on the gases from fired gunpowder and cordite. Sir Fred erick Abel and Sir Andrew Noble ob tained in closed steel cylinders pres sures as great as 95 tons to the square inch, and temperatures as high as 4,- 000 degrees centigrade.” Here, then, if the observations are correct, we have sufficient temperature and enough pressure to liquefy carbon; and if the temperature could only be allowed to act for a sufficient time on the carbon there is little doubt that the artificial formation of diamonds would soon pass from the microscopic stage to a seale more likely to satisfy the requirements of science, industry, and personal dec oration.—Chicago Inter Ocean. Just the Jinmlifr. “Here is an item,” said Mr. Wilson, who was looking over his morning pa per, ’•about a man who fell from the thirteenth floor of a big factory in New York yesterday.” “Did it kill him?” asked his little son. “Kill him? Instantaneously, of course.” “I might have known it,” rejoined the small boy. “Thirteen is such an unlucky number!”—Tit-Bits. WHiiRE THE CUkUE JbLOOiub. Ulow in*s Description of tlic Glories of the Orange Groves and Flow ers of California. Nothing is more satisfying to an an ticipation of the possible beauty of an orange grove than a first sight of the masses of starry blossoms, shining in snowy whiteness against the rich green foliage and glinting with yellow fruit; for the orange tree gives you that un usual combination in nature of the blos som and the ripened fruit together. As you approach these groves, admir ing the halo of their beauty, you are greeted with an Edenlike perfume that seems created to blind with the music of wedding bells. To the sentimental nature this appeals strongly, and why not? The best part «f life is such ex periences as these, where one can throw off for awhile the rude yoke of affairs and be oneself again. For, how ever much one may become bowed to the drag of business life and cares, there is still a youthful corner in the heart that never grows old, though the window may be dimmed with cobwebs. “ ’C’est la que je voudrals vivre” —“It is there that I would live,” sings Mi gnon, and if you appreciate the full en joyment of existence for a time, how ever brief, try the blue foothills of the Pacific slope, under the refuge of which bloom and thrive these tender trees, more sensitive to frost even than you. As the season advances into spring and the rains open the flowers you will be charmed with the variety and pro fusion that covers the hillsides, and predominating over all in the vivid yel low of the native poppy, in acres of golden bloom —so intense in color that they first attracted the attention of the Spanish discoverers voyaging up the coast, who from the decks of their ships cried out with pious admiration: “Be hold the altar cloth of gold.” That was centuries ago, but the little flower sends up its blossoms as brilliant to-day as though its roots fed upon a mine of gold. For those who believe that there is prophecy in flowers it is significant that the color of gold predominates, even in the desert, where a climbing yellow moss clothes the sagebrush for a sea son in gorgeous array, and the Spanish bayonet, poetically known when in blossom among the descendants of the dons as the “candlestick of the altar,” lifts its flame of bloom high above the surrounding desolation. The Pacific slope is the home of flow ers, which, as the little French chanson says of love, have no season; welcom ing you every month in the year with a vivid perfection of color and bloom and a profusion that is hard to believe un til you are among them, feeling the new life that expands in them permeate and thrill throug’h you. They are generous of their blossoms, and in gratifying your love for them you do not rob them, for as if by magic they bloom as pro fusely as before. Not only in winter, but through the long, pleasant summer, for winter and summer are one in the land of the setting sun; equally pleas ant, equally profitable and now so near that you will wonder why you stayed away so long-.—Chicago Times-Herald. PARLIAMENTARY LAW. Chicago Husbands Have a Good Laugh at the Expense of Their Wives. The study of parliamentary law con tinues to rage among the women of Chicago with uhabated violence. Every neighborhood has its class; some have two —“beginners” and “advanced.” For no longer are women’s clubs conducted on the okl-fashioned, go-as-you-please plan; the woman who is ambitious to hold oflice must make a reputation as a parliamentarian. And of course every woman is ambitious. Some West side husbands who know enough parliamentary law to appre ciate the joke are laughing over the ex perience of their wives. It seems that when the course of 15 lessons was fin ished, about May 1, their teacher sug gested that they should keep up their studies during the summer, and thus keep in training for the advanced class to be organized next fall. She advised them to meet each week, to take turns in presiding, and thoroughly to go over all that she had taught them. This seemed a good plan, and the women agreed to begin on the work the very next week. The women met. Their first business was to elect a chairman for that par ticular meeting. It chanced that they chose a woman who had joined the class midway in the course. Then a member got up and made this motion: “Mme. Chairman: I move that luncheon be served at these meetings of the West Side Parliamentary Law class, the eatables to consist of sand wiches and tea and coffee.” This motion was promptly amended by a member as follows: “Mme. Chairman, I move to amend by substituting the word ‘chocolate’ for the words ‘tea and coffee.’ ” The amendment was seconded and put to a vote and unanimously carried. The chairman then announced that the vote was on the original motion, as amended, and proceeded to put the question. But she only got part way. She was arrested by a vigorous protest that was absolutely unanimous. What was the use in putting the original mo tion as amended? Hadn’t they settled by unanimous vote that they were to have a luncheon of sandwiches and chocolate? Any further vote would be just going over the same ground again. In vain did “Mme. Chairman” lay down the law. In vain did she explain by illustration and simile. In vain did she read from Robert and Cushing. In vain did she remind them that every lesson of the whole course had hinged on that very point. Every woman there had been in the class longer than the chairman. Therefore, she knew more parliamentary law than the chairman. Therefore she would not be convinced. The women argued the point for just two hours and then broke up in the same mind as at the beginning. And there hasn't been a meeting of the West Side Neighborhood Parlia mentary Law class since.—Chicago Inter Ocean. • A Fair Welffh. Grocer—What, do you mean by send ing me only 12 ounces of steak when I send for a pound ? Butcher —Oh, I don’t know: but I’ll tell you what I did. I lost my pound weight, and so used one of your pouud packets of tea instead.—Tit-Bits. FEKaOitiiL Alt O livIFEKSOiMAL. A Louisville judge has ruled that if a woman wears a man’s hat she must take it off when she appears in his court. Ivrupp, the gunmaker, has the larg est income of any manufacturer in Eu rope and is constantly enlarging his works. A Missouri man has gone into the business of raising tame cjuail. The birds, he claims, are more easily raised than chickens, and far more profitable. Hobert P. Porter claims to be able to recollect the principal statistics of the last census, and can give the popu lation of the 400 cities that have over 8,000 inhabitants. Secretary Long is considered one of the easiest men for reporters to inter view. He is rarely misquoted, for he writes what he wants printed and in sists that nothing else shall appear over his name. In Warsaw, Mo., a business man named Green has a bookkeeper named Simmons. During his employer's ab sence not long ago he signed a letter “Green, per Simmons.” The result has been an unexpected increase in Mr. Green’s business, owing to newspaper comment on the odd signature. Mrs. Annie Besant is said to have re nounced England altogether and to have adopted eastern customs of living as well as thinking. She is reported as sitting cross-legged on a carpet, living and eating like any Bengali in Calcutta and dressing in a modification of the native costume. She is starting a school and college at Benares for Hindoo boys, hoping to make it the Eton and Oxford of the east. The school will have a European headmaster. A beautiful brown beard, luxuriant and glossy, adorned the face of a resi dent of Reid avenue, Brooklyn, when he sat down in a barber’s chair near his home to have the upper part of his face shaved. In a few minutes he was asleep. When he awoke and looked in the glass he didn’t know himself. The barber had removed all his beard, and in ex tenuation of the unauthorized act coolly informed the gentleman that he looked ten years younger. GIRLS PAST AND PRESENT. An English Woninn Physician Points Out the Difference Between Them, No doubt some deem it a serious ques tion whether the life of the girls of to day is the best life possible for them with a view to the making of them the best possible women. Some male ob servers have been asserting this for a long time past, but with little effect; it had need to be asserted by female observers. One such, Dr. Arabella Ke nealy, of London, has plucked up cour age to treat the subject in an article printed in the Nineteenth Century. She writes of the physical development of the present-day girl, contrasting her, not altogether to her advantage, with the girl of a generation or two back. She does not deny that the out-of-door life she now leads and her indulgence in the sports and games which at one time were regarded as peculiar to the male sex have exerted a beneficial ef fect upon her physique and health, but she still thinks that in many respects the girl of the period is inferior to her sister of 50 years ago. Referring to an up-to-date girl, Dr. Kenealy says: “She no longer pre serves and brews. She no longer weaves and fashions. Her children are nursed, fed, clothed, taught and trained by hire lings; her sick are tended by the pro fessional nurse; her guests are enter tained by paid performers. What truly remains which may be called her du ties? What is left to her, indeed, but boredom? Let me not be regarded as merely bringing a grave indictment against the sex with which I have every sympathy by virtue of belonging to it, and, least of ail, let me be understood to deprecate the right of every woman to be educated and self-supporting. “All that I urge is that what she does she shall do in a womanly way, striving against disability to preserve her wom anhood as being the best of her pos sessions. All that I would warn her against is the error into which she has been temporarily led, the error of sup posing there is any nobler sphere than that of bearing and training fine types of humanity, seeing that this is the sole business wherewith the mightiest forces of the universe and evolution are concerned. But these things to be wholly worthy must be intelligently done. The reign of mere instinctive motherhood is waning; the era of in telligent motherhood approaches. And the first care of intelligent motherhood will be to see that none of these powers which belong to her highest develop ment, and through her to the highest development of the race, shall be im poverished,debased or misapplied. And in that day she will have ceased from regarding muscle as her worthiest pos session.”—Chicago Chronicle. SOLAR ECLIPSE NEXT YEAR. Can Be Seen in the Southern States of America and Is Awaited by Astronomers. To determine the probable meteoro logical conditions likely to prevail along the path of the total eclipse of the sun, which will occur in the southern states of America on May 28, 1900, I’rof. F. 11. Bigelow obtained observations of the state of the sky and other meteorologi cal conditions along the path of total ity for the period from May 15 to June 15 in the years 1597 and 1898. The re sults for the former year have already been referred to, and those for the year 189 S, containing reports from 87 stations, are given in the Monthly Weather Review. Last year’s observations give pre cisely the same result as was obtained in 1897—namely: The weather condi tions in the interior of Georgia and Alabama were better than in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mis sissippi and Louisiana, and it would be much safer for the eclipse expeditions to locate their stations in the northern portions of Georgia and Alabama, upon the southern end of the Appalachian mountains, where the track crosses the elevated areas, than nearer the coast line in either direction northeastward toward the Atlantic coast, or south westward toward the gulf coast; on the coast itself the weather is more un favorable than in any other portion of the track. The inquiry will be repeat ed during May and June of the present year.—Nature. GREAT LEGAL VICTORY. I I Value of an Honored Trade Name l>. held by the United States Circuit Court. The California Fig Syrup Co., of San Francisco, has just won a legal victory which is of utmost public interest, as it establishes judicially a fact long recog nized ethically that the name or the title of an article is valuable property, entitled to the same protection as chat tels or commercial paper. The com pany mentioned manufactures an ex cellent laxative which has been exten sively advertised and acquired a vaiu* able reputation under tne name “Syrup of Figs,” or “Fig Syrup.” Trading on the reputation of this remedy other manufacturing concerns applied the same name to laxative medicines made by them. The California Fig Syrup Co. took the matter in the United States courts and obtained a permanent in junction, of which the following is tne text: “It is thereupon ordered, adjudged and decreed, that the injunction and restrain ing order heretofore made herein be con tinued until final decree herein, and to that end that an injunction be issued as prayed for in the bill of complaint herein, strictly commanding and enjoining the defendants, Clinton E. Worden & Company, a corpora tion, J. A. Bright, T. P. Bacon, E. Little, C. J. Schmelz and Lucius Little, and each and all of them, their and each and all of their agents, employees, workmen, serv ants, attorneys and counselors, from mak ing, using or selling any liquid laxative medicine, marked with the name 'Syrup of Figs,’ or ‘Fig Syrup,’ or any colorable imitation of the same; from making, using or selling any laxative medicine put up in boxes, wrappers or cartons, having on the same the name ‘Syrup of Figs,’ or ‘Fig Syrup,’ or any colorable imitation of the same; from making, using or selling any liquid laxative medicine put up in boxes, wrappers or cartons, so as to be like the cartons, wrappers or boxes used by com plainant in connection with the liquid lax ative medicine made by it, or so as to be a colorable imitation of the cartons marked Exhibit A, and filed in this case, being a carton, box or wrapper used by complain ant for its liquid laxative medicine, marked and named 'Syrup of Figs,’ or ‘Fig Syrup;’ from making, using or selling any box, wrapper or carton as a wrapper or case for a liquid laxative medicine, bearing upon it the figure of a branch of a fig tree with leaves and fruit, and surrounded by the words in a circle ‘San Francisco Syrup of Figs Company, San Francisco, Cal.,’ or any similar words or figures, or any colorable imitation of such a symbol or mark, or from making use of, in any way, in connec tion with a liquid laxative medicine the name ‘Syrup of Figs Co.,’ or from using any name whereof the words ‘Fig Syrup Co.,’ or ‘Syrup of Figs Co.’ form a part as a business name of a company, or con cern, or corporation engaged in the busi ness of making and selling a laxative med icine.” This decision is of far-reaching im portance to all manufacturers whose products bear a recognized title, as well as a protection to the public whose con fidence naturally rests in a large meas ure upon the name of the goods it buys. Helps Trade. Whenever a young wife proposes to bake her own bread in order to save five cents a week, the man who has put on the market an infallible cure for dyspepsia smiles like a cat that has just eaten the canary.—Nau voo Rustler. Descriptive Heading.—“l'm in trouble again,” said the new reporter. “Here’s a story of a debate at the deaf and dumb in stitute. What head shall I put on it?” “That’s easy,” suggested the snake editor. “Make it ‘Hand-to-Hand Contest.’ ”—Cath olic Standard and Times. Lawyer—“ You say that you were in the saloon at the time of the assault referred to in the complaint?” Witness —“I was, sir.” Lawyer—“ Did you take cognizance of the barkeeper at the time?” Witness —“1 don’t know what he called it, but I took what the rest did.” —Boston Courier. Hicks—“ Does your wife ever ask you for money?” Wicks —“Never.” Hicks—“ She must be a wonder.” Wicks—“ But she fre quently tells me to give her some.”—Boston Transcript. “Scribbler has had a story accepted at la§t.” “Is it possible?” “Yes. He went home late last night with an awful yarn, and his wife beiieved it.”—Philadelphia Bul letin. Prairie chickens are game to the last.— Golden Days. EOMELY PROVERBS. Every bell must ring its own tone. Beware of pride, says the peacock. Suspicion is a key chat fits every lock. Give me to drink, but drench me not. Stroke the dog, but beware of his bite. The fuller the hand, the harder to hold, If you break your bowl you lose your broth. Jn comes the fiddler and out goes the money. The shorter the wit the longer the word. One cock is sure to crow if he hears another. My partner ate the meat and left me the bone. Saw off any branch but that you are sitting on. If you give me a knife, give me a fork, too.. THE PASSING SHOW. The more of a fizzle the soda dealer makes of it the better he succeeds. — L. A. W. Bulletin. Some of these days China will get mad and demand a “sphere of influ ence” in the Chinese empire.—Chicago Times-Herald. The man who will invent a bicycle that will throw a horse and wagon by collision will earn a fortune in a min ute. — Detroit Journal. The king of New 'f ork beggars is said to be worth .SIOO,OOO, but we are not told of which college he is president. —Chi- cago Record. DR - MOFFETT’S M Regulates tlie Bowels, II sssfift* Vrgp BA&Q-jh i [fg lal 111 B-M Bowel Troubles of ’W A loial lEBBI children of Any Age. BmßM t&t ® TEETHING POWDERS If not kept by druggists mail 25 cent 3toC. J • WOFFETT, W. D., ST. LOUIS, WO. THE POT CALLED THE KETTLE BLACK BECAUSE THE HOUSEWIFE DIDN’T USE SAPOLIO FOSSIL TYPES. A Fresh-Wnter Lake In Africa Which Contains Intercstlng In habitants. An expedition is being sent from Eng land to study Lake Tanganyika’s mu seum of ancient types of animal life, says the Baltimore Sun. It is a fresh water lake which is supopsed to have once connected with the ocean. It has the ordinary lake fauna, but it has also a large number of animals of an essen tially marine character—fish, mollusks, medusae and sponges whose structure proclaims their relation to oceanic forms. At hat is still more curious is the fact that its living inhabitants are more closely allied to marine fossils of a remote geologic period than to their congeners now living in the ocean. Tanganyika has the ancestral types, while those now in the ocean are modi fied forms. It is inferred that the lake was cut off from the sea at a time when the forms now fossil in Europe existed in the ocean at large and that these forms have been able to adapt themselves to fresh water. Ten years ago a jellyfish like those of the sea was found in Tan ganyika, and since then numerous shellfish and sponges belonging to the sea have been found there. This reads like a scientific fairy tale and excites a great deal of interest. The outgoingexpedition will examine Lakes Kivu and Albert Edward, as well as Tanganyika, and hope to find facts tending to solve the puzzle. INDIVIDUALITIES. Brig. Gven. Irving Hale is but 3S years old. Both Queeu Mary of Scots and George I. were buried at midnight. McCarthy is the name of a negro law yer in London who has a good prac tice. lime. Patti, now Baroness Ceder strom, is said to have made at times as much as $350,000 a year. James E. Broderick, chief of the Pennsylvania bureau of mines, began life as a boy in a coal mine at 20 cents a day. Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, is one of the best marksmen in Philadel phia. He can write his name on a tar get with his rifle. A colossal bronze statue of President Kruger is about to be erected in Pre toria, capital of the Transvaal. It will be surmounted by a monument CO feet high. D. C. French, the sculptor, says that there is more ohance for young Ameri cans in sculpture than in painting. “1 believe,” he adds, “that our national character is more adapted to working in stone than in oil.” Mark Twain, hearing this, replied: "Well, give me the oil well, and the French can take the quarry every time.” An English ethnologist says that the name McKinley is of Hebrew origin. “Mac” is Scottish for the Hebrew word “Ben,” “son.” Kinley, originally “Kon ley,” is a compound of the Hebrew “Cohen,” priest, and “Levi,” the Levite. Alger, whose name’s first syllable is recognized by anyone that ever looked into his dictionary for the interpreta tion of a term of Arabic origin, prob ably belongs to Ger-Shornites, one of the chief branches of the Levites, most of whom were dispersed with the lost tribe of Israel. 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