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. ODO WAYS OF CETTINC WATER.
The Mhlru to YVhlrh I'ei.j.le Iteaurt 2u
-; Vartona 1'arta uf th World. - i
When Mr.1 David Lindsay returned
from his expedition across a part of
the Australian desert a while ago, he
said the whole of th.'it almost water
less country was inhitlitel by natives
who get their water supply by drain
ing the roots of the mailce tree, which
yield quantities of pure water. Thia
tree, absorbing moisture from the air,
retains ii in cotisidci able quantities in
;ts roots and thus makes it possible to
i-T in ar. arid region, which would
otherwise be uninhabitable.
There are people in other parts of
the world who tret t heir supply of wa
ter in peculiar wav. 1 he explorer
I Coudicau, for instance, found a while
' niro while wandering amon the
! 'I'll ill iliv 1 1 n rn-i f iikiii n t : i us ! II t ill! Wt'sL-
. ,.; :t wart not
; neeesarv for his mon to descend to a
i t . . .
creek when they wanted a drink of
water. A vine known as the, water
vine i.i found all. through that region.
It yields an abundant supply of excel
lent drinking fluid whenever it is
called upon. This vine : grows to a
height of sixty to ninety feet. . It is
usually about as thick as the upper
part of the lmniftn arm. II winds it
elf loosely around trees, clambers up
to their summits, and then falls down
perpendicularly to tho ground, where
it takes root a'-iin.
The natives cut this vine off at. the
groundlaud then, at a height of about
I isix or seven feet, they cut it again
which leaves in their hands a very
stout piece of wood a little longor than
themselves. In order to obtain its
sap they raise the lower end of the
vine upon some support and apply the
upper end to their mouths. The sec
tion of the vine, while showing a
smooth, apparently compact surface,
is pierced, with many little veins,
through which the sap Hows freely.
b.ix feet of the vine gives about a pint
of water, which is slightly sweet to
the tale. Coudreuii rays that it
quenches thirst as effectively as water
from the most refreshing brook.
The bushmen in the Kalahari desert
often live scores of miles from places
where water comes to the surface.
i Lniiaill Jfai bill l in. .-?ijiif
over the Kalahari, cover-
nt.lv arid region with
ing the appfw
dure and tillinir.
the brightest 01 T
ior a lew uon uays, vJUshmeti
with roaring torrent. 1 '- ,r ;..
know how to find water by digj?
the bottoms of these dried up nver
b(ds. They dig a hole
feet deer and then tie a- sponge to the
end of a hollow reed. The sponge ab
sorbs the moist a re a.t the bottom of
the hole, and the natives draw it into
their mouths through the reed, and
then emntv it into calabashes for
The animals that inhabit such
wastes as the Kalahari a'e of coursw
accustomed to living uporr very small
and infrequent supplies of v ater. The
Kechuana do not lead their cattle to
tne drinkinp- places often er tV an once
in two or three days. It is s id that
goats in the Kalahari frequent, 'y pass
mouths without water, and, acc irding
to Mr. Mackenzie, there are ct Ttain
.int.lnnpa which are never see. i to
visit the drinking places
I , 1 . . . , .....
In that enormous wast. known as
the Gobi desert, north of China, shc'W-
ers sometimes fall during the suramrr,
and the torrents of a day till the driet 1-
up water courses through which wa
ter seldom runs. It is in these chan
nels that the Mongols dig their wellf
expecting to find a little water, when
upon the surface of the plateau itself;
the sou has lost all. traces of humiditv.
It is owing to the fact that a part of
the moisture falling during a few
rainv davs is thus preserved within
reach that it i possible for caravans
to cross-the desert.
Should a man in China be unfortun
ate enough to save the life of another
from drowning he is saddled with the
expense of supporting the saved one
for the remainder of that person s lite.
"The charges and cotinter-cliarges
in the late senatorial muddle," said an
old attorney from southern Ohio, "re
mind me of a celebrated case we had
in one of the southern Ohio courts
more than thirty years ago."
"Will vou give it to the Post?"
"No, but I'll tell you the story not
for publication, though. A certain
man had lost some very fine wheaf
and at once suspected a noted thiei
I living fifteen miles away, on the oppo-
Fite side of the county. I Ins mans
name was Winchell and he had escaped
from a sheriff while on his way to the
pen a few years before.
He was arrested aud a long trial en
sued. Tt was clearly proven that
Winchell had brought" to the mill at
the county-seat wheat exactly similar
in quality to the stolen article but ex
perts went to his farm, and found he
had barrels and barrels of the same
kind of wheat. As the testimony kept
coming in it was plain to his attorneys
that the old man had stolen the wheat
and mixed it with some of his own
raising, so as to present a fine grade
to the officers he knew would be
searching for the stolen gooil.
One of his attorneys, seeing how
things were going. leaned toward the
man i !l t he eoli
oie :i n-
' h: Pon't
i n't pi'iiv e i;.
n n gh. "
The tri:ii went on. tile litiMiU'
aequitt'd and a few week- afi
paid his attorney in Hour mad
the tolen wheat.
lesson: The faet U often apparent,
w hen the proof is ditlieult to jiroduee.
(J0I14 nth us Pu."t.
She Prefer Sunahine to l-'oj.
Mile, de la Ramee ("Ouida") is. on
the Niut of leaving the beautiful old
palace in Florence in which sfte has
now paed several jears. Her Ihucs
are all packed, but at present she can-'
not .make up her mind whether to
the Citv of Flowers or not. Her
la-it book. "Santa Uarbara and Other
Stories." is jijt out. Thee .-toritf: are
chietlv Italian talcs.
AN INDIARUBBER IJAVY.
Tha K-Auditor ttf Indiana Thloks Iroa
' Iads Must Ulva Way to Kubbar.
As the man was'going out of the big
hotel he whispered to me in Bepulchral
tones, "Col. ltice is not right in his
upper story he is clean daft." '
In a few minutes I saw the full
moon, jocund face of Col. James II.
Kice, ex-auditor of Indiana, coming
the elevator. He looked per
nane, and I asked him who his
friend was that had just departed.
"That man." said tin; colonel, "is a
promoter and has not given me a mo
ment's rest since I arrived in the city.
I've just let him in on the ground floor
of an idea of mine and have shown
him illustrations of it. I offered to
lirive him elected vice president of a
company that is not formed. If my
ideii is put into execution it will revo
lutionize naval warfare, ami an iron
clad' will be as harmless 'as a barge
a loau ol hunuay scnoot ex-
cursionists." ' : - .
, , The colonel invited me to his room,
where I saw a number of illustrations
in the rough of queer looking ships. I
asked him to explain them. His eyes
beamed with pleasure as he proceeded
to elucidate hu ideas. "The cuts," he
said, "represent war vessels armored
with tough indiarubber. Each vessel
is protected with rubber heven feet in
thickness and with enough give or
elasticity to it to end the largest ball
ever fired against it bounding back in
to the. water. I admit that the com
mon rubler is not of sullicient tough
ness to resist the impact of the ordi
nary cannon ball, but mind you the
rubber I intend to use is not common.
Every man who makes an innovation
and relegates established methods to
the past is in the beginning considered
a crank. Uut I do not mind any little
epithet of that kind."
"What is the tall spire in the ves
sels?" "That," said the scientific colonel,
"is Uie lookout. It is a tower that can
be telescoped in a second to the surface
of tho vessel's deck and erected in tho
same space of time. It is 8)) feet
high. There is only one smokestack
and it can be taken down in a minute.
Cannons? Ah! that is a secret, but I
shad tell you because you are not a
promoter. In the rear of the vessel
there is a turret tower with four de
structive guns. You don't see it, eh?
Well, neither do I, but if the enemy
appeared y- manipulating machinery
... .-1.1 4t'rm tin, liull tf t.ll.
f uere woum ! -
t a turret, protected by indiarub-VtS&Ov.-
r , . f.n. -.f lrf,n.
ber and ready " T'Jj
clads. Ever thing on the uec. .
indiarubber vessel can bo dropped be
low in a few moments."
"Hare you ever studied that branch
of mathematics which treats of trajec
The colonel had, and added: "My
boy, a ball dropped on the deck of one
of my vessels would bound a mile
high. There is absolutely no powder
or force strong enough to drive a ball
into the rubber."
"One more question, colonel. How
long have you had this peculiar elastic
"It came to me as an inspiration five
years ago. I was in Chicago and a
weazened faced man with a voice that
rounded like the noise made by tear-
1 aa mm.
ing canco maue lire miserable to me.
He haa a scheme and for a week he
became my shadow, trvinsr to eret me
to go into it. I worked out the india-
rubber vessel and for three hours I
earnestly explained to him the fortune
in it if he would accept the vice presi
dency. From that time he has never
said 'scheme1 to me again. I have
shown it to dozens of promoters and
have talked so much about it that I
realry think some kind of rubber can
be made to resist antl throw back can
"Have you mentioned your idea to
Gen. Tracy, secretary of the navy?"
"I am a democrat," said the colonel,
proudly. "You wait until a democratic
president is elected."
Col. Kice is a humorist and a practi
cal joker. X. Y.IIerald.
A Modern Parable.
An old Arab about to die called his
three sons to his bedsido in order to
make known to them his last wishes.
As a legsc", he said,. "I bequeath to
3"ou the three objects before you an
old rug, a saucepan and a stick' AHd
when his sons protested against the
paltry value of their patrimony the
sick man went on to say: "Don't you
make a mistake; these "three bequests
are more valuable than you think.
Thus, the rug has the marvelous prop
erty of conveying through space, as
quick as thought anyone who sits up
on it and directs it where to go. The
fcaucepan, like a cornucopia, is nliea
at a moment s notice with anv kind of
food its owner may desire. In strik
ing the ground with the stick j'ou can
produce as many jewels and precious
stones as you may wish for. Divide
the three talismans among you."
Not being able to agree as to the
distribution of the bequests, the three
brothers called in the aid of an arbi
trator. "I see how It is," said the latter.
"each of vou would like to have the
whole of the paternal heritage fo him
self." "Just so!"' the three brothers an-
swiered in chorus.
"Well, then, this i what I propose.
You shall compete fnr it. The first
of you that gets to that tree yonder
snail b proclaimed sole heir and may
dispose of the three talisman."
At a given signal the three started
ofT to run. At the same moment the
obliging arbitrator snatehed up the
stick and saucepan, seated Ji:ii.-e!f on
the rug and disappeared.
lue heritage is ( vtirus. J lie three
brethren are Franee. Italy and Rus
sia. England i the arbitrator.
A Stoic's- Solitary "WUh.
A dear old lady who spends her sum
mers in Mackinac with her daughter,
and who used to visit the white house
when Andrew Jackson wa president,
is one of the most-charming of racon
teurs, savs the Detroit '" J'rt.
Among the amusing incidents hc tells
of her earlv davs i this, which oc
curred at a dinner given at the house of
(iov. Flovd of Virginia, her native
B.tnte.'.wnrre tVtitt ami '. uer miner ' Were
quests':" On this' occasion the governor
waa" dining' a" c1ec.f party. .' uinonv
whom were some French htoics who had
recently arrived in the country', and
whose head.H, a Imichiiih utoivs, were an
,b:tld as a billiard-ball. When tin
dinner was in progress n servant
broi.Lrht in the old Virginia batter
pudding, which is only in perfection
when served hot. It was hot tliia
time. When he attempted to puss il
o er the head of one of the guests a
caieless waiter "joggled his elbow and
the pudding collapsed on the shining
bald pate of the htoic. lleing a utoic
In; could make no outcry, but pal boll
upright while the agitated servant
Scraped off the unlucky pudding. Tin
MilTcrcr made but one sot to voce re
mark, but it was distinctly audible to
the whole table. Said he: "I-v-i--h
Ilaartlass Haa TrlMo with It
a Llttla yulet inn.
There was a man at the Wabash
depot the other afternoon who took a
fo bill out of h!s vest pocket and
spread Stout on his knee and attentive
ly examiued it. Then he took it over
to the window and held it to the pane
of glass and examined it still more
critically. Then he went baek to his
seat and said to the man on his right,
' who had Income much interested, to
gether with halt a Oo.on otiiers.
"Well they say there has got to bo a
first time with everybody, but J
thought I had travelled far enough to
cut my eye teeth."
"Cot stuck, eh?" queried the other,
as he reached for th" bill. "Well, you
are not so much to blame. Thai bill in
pretty well gotten up." t
"Yes. fairly well, but feel of it. Does
it feed like a genuine greenback to
"N o, it doesn't, though I should
never have stopped to fe 1 of it. I can
see how that it is rough'-'-a nd coarser."
"They might have pas-ed that otT on
me in the night," said a .-eeond man
who took up the bill, -but never by
daylight. I should have spotted it at
"Pretty well executed, isn't it?"
queried the owner.
"I don't think so. The inks used were
not first class, and the printing is bad.
I could tell it was queer, even if held
out at arm's length."
"Counterfeit, eh?" paid the third
man. as he took the bill in his hands.
"Wall, now, 1 call that pooty well
done. I'd a taken that bill unywhar
fur a good one.
lf somebody didn't take Vm fr
- -- a niu With a pai r of hteel-
foot b , ; I th
bowed spectacles on, as he j
group, "the counterfeiters couldn't
make a living. There ate plenty of
Yahoos still alive."
"Are you callin' me, a yahoo?" de
manded the third man.
"I'm only speaking in a general way.
I'd have spotted that bi'l among a
thousand. Just one lo-:!-; the back
of it is enough forme. Wh. re'd you
"Can't tell," solemnh
"You ought to be nior-
"Yes, I know."
"What are you goin- t
"I think I'll try and ; j
someone. Let's see if tii
r. plied the
do with it?
. it oil on
will drop to it."
He advanced to the w ! low, bought
a ticket for a town fifty miles down
the road, and the ticket mini pulled in
the bill made change like chain light
ning. Twenty people were watching,
and each drew a long breath and
opened his eyes. The owner of the
bill coolly pocketed the change and
ticket and calmly sat down and open
ed a newspaper and began to read. It
was some time before the crowd tum
bled to the fact that it had been guy
ed. Then one by one, they sneaked
around or went out for fresh air. All
but one. It was the man who re
sented being called a yahoo. He went
over to the joker with a grin on hi
face, slapped him on the back in
hearty way, and said:
"it was a good joke, and it s jest
uch adventures as this that make
travellin' around all-lired pleasanter
to me! Come out and have soma
lemonade!" Detroit Fre.r Prrsx.
A French landed proprietor an I !
colonel of dragoons quarreled, and a
challenge to a duel followed, says the
Youth'. ( 'orrijiifif'fti. fJlood only could
wash out the insult that one had put
upon the other. If was determined
that the duel should be "A 1" Arneri
caine." that is. that lot.- should be
drawn and the lo.-er should retire and
The next morn ing t be opponents and
their seconds met at a small cafe out
side the town. Lots were duly drawn;
the landed proprietor was the winner.
The colonel took his bad fortune
calmly: he wrote a few litH-s upon a
piecesf paper, which he handed to bin
second, took an affectionate farewell
of all and forga e his more fortunate
adversary, a-, a Christian gentleman
ought to do.
Then, accepting the loaded pi-tol ho
retired to an adjoining room and closed
the door. The rest of the party re
mained breathlessly awaiting the de
tonation which was to convey to them
the tinale of the tragedy.
At last it came. Eag.-rly tli -y rait
to ihe dour of the fatal chamber, which
wa ihrotvu open and di.-elo-ed tho
Supposed defunct dileii-t -1 :t !.' I i 11 g Oil
lie thresh..:.! grasping the --mokiug
"(iood gracious. gcnt;e-o:i ii V ex
claimed he. with a bland s-mile. "I
it not unfortunate'.-' 1 have niissedT
j il tie"ltnn Cheerfully Answered--
Housekeeper: "Have you anyMochtv
toffee?" Small dealer: "Yes." mum.
(ienuine Mocha?" "Just imported,
mum." "Import it yourself?" "Ob.
yes, mum. " I send my orders direct to
the sultan, rauni."" "Humph! How
much have you on Land?" "About"
t-ixty pounds, muni." "You have, eh?
Sixty jiounds? 1 read in the paper
this very morning that not over lifty
pounds of genuine Mocha reaches this
country annually." -Yes, mum, that's
rue. I had 'bout ten pounds leftover
cvst year." X. Y. ll'vckly.
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