The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 26, 1901, Image 2

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    Tfie Pldttsmootii Journal
R. MANX, W. K. FOX. I'ublishera.
The Arkansas river is 2,10 mika
long, but at various points in its course
is very narrow for its length.
No British ship is permitted to carry
a deckload of timber Into a British
port between the last day of October
and April 16.
Emile Zola has just refused an offer
of $100,000 for three books. "I once
walked the streets of Paris in danger
of starvation." he said, "but I am not
starving now at the ae of CI."
Bermuda's receiving thip. the Ter
ror, has been put out of commission
after perhaps the me. t i:neventiul ca
reer of any naval vtvsl. She was an
iron floating battery built in 1656 for
the Crimean war. but was sent the
following year to Bcimuda without
having seen service, and for forty-four
years remained moored off the Naval
lub there.
George Gould, like his father, is a
silent man. He divides his secrets
with no one. Taught in a practical
school, he has the ability, the wealth
and the experience to develop his plans
on a scale of great magnitude. It is
predicted he will make a greater repu
tation as a master financier than his
father left, and that he will accumu
late, if he has net done so already, a
much larger fortune.
Vice President Roosevelt recently
said in an interview with the Cherokee
Indians at Buffalo: "The first shot
fired in Cuba was fired by a half-breed
Cherokee Indian in my regiment in
the first battle of Guasimas. He was
wounded eight times before he gave
up. and as soon as he was out of the
hospital he was back in the ranks,
ready for more fight. 1 had about fifty
men who were either whole or part
Indian in my regiment." To this.
American Horse, a noted Ogalla chief,
responded: "Maybe that's the reason
you had the bravest regiment in the
Accredited Russian officials have
just made overtures to a Philadelphia
firm to establish a plant on the line
of the Trans-Siberian railway for the
making of steel and the construction
of cars and locomotives. A free site
has been offered, lumber, coal and iron
privileges are to be granted, while the
government guarantees to purchase a
ertain number of c3rs and locomo
tives annually. The capital of $10,000.
000 Is to be raised in the United States
and the original plant shipped duty
free frcm American ports. This is but
one of the many indications that the
Russian government is willing to
make any concession to those who can
and will develop Siberian Industrie?.
On the 14th day of November a ter
rific storm wrecked twenty-one vessels
in Balaclava Bay. bearing for Britain's
men ammunition and warm clothing
and other necessaries for the winter.
which settled in with unusual severity.
Through unj ardonab'e oversight the
land transport brcl;e down altogether,
although it was but ton miles from
Balaclava to the front. Cholera, th?
germs of which had bfen brought from
Varna, raged in the British lines, and
those who escaped it fell victims to
scurvy, dysentery, or fever. With only
tents for shelter and rags far c'othing.
with insufficient food, and no medical
comforts, the poor fellows starved and
died, and retted. Between the begin
ning of November and the end of Feb
ruary British troops perished in
hospital. On the last of th'se dat s
13. i.'S men were r-till in hospital.
A swarm of bees held up th" b isino's
centre of Waterbury. Conn., the othrr
lay. The bees swarnud a day before
the schedule date, and as thfy mad'
for the business district there was
great excitement. Sfre Uoois and
windrws were i-lcsed and women and
children screamed and fled to the s'de
streets. There was a general scamper
ing down South .Main street a3 the
swarm descended on this thorough
fare, and. although the most traveled
in the city, it was bare of everything
but bees in a few minutes. Electric
cars and all other vehicles went into
retirement, and the bees, after sting
ing 50 persons, circled about the sa
loons and the livery stables until they
threatened to destroy all business
When the excitement was at it3 hfdzht
the bees, attracted by tinners repair
ing a roof, made a dead set fcr ths
noise, and the way the men slipp?d
down the ladders would do credit to
sailors. The bees sought the spcIu
sfon of the housetops, where their
owner, with the usual blandishments
succ eeded in coaxing the bees into a big
chimney. After a successful flirtation
with the queen, the man loaded the
swarm in big har.dfuls into the hie
brought along in anticipation of success.
There are five tinis as many people
la the city of Chicago as there are in
the whole tate of Vermont, says the
Chicago Tribune. Perhaps two-thirds
as many people born in Vermont live
outside that state as still reside with
in its borders. Vermont has been des
cribed as a state composed chiefly of
hills, mountains, rocks, lakes, and
stone quarries. Of its farming land
200,000 acres have been abandoned by
those who formerly tilled it and can '02
bought for $4 or $5 an acre. Since the
war the population of the state has
practically stood still. Its sturdy sons
ire attracted
by the great
er opportu
nities to get
rich offered
by the fer
t i 1 e West
and the
large cities
of the coun
t r y. They
are widely
scattered all
over the Union. But wherever they go
the sons and daughters of Ver
mont carry with them deep
and abiding love for the Green
Mountain States. All over the country
may be found associations of the Sons
and Daughters of Vermont. In the
other New England states alone there
are eight great societies of the kind,
with an aggregate of 100,000 natives of
Vermont who are eligible for member
So strong is the affection of the Ver- J
mont man for his old home that prep
arations are now under way for a
great and unique celebration in honor
of it. In this celebration practically
the whole state of Vermont will take
part, and the state legislature, by spe
cial enactment, has set apart the week
of Aug. 11-16 to be given up to it. In
vitations bearing the great seal of the
state and the signature of the governor
have been sent out to tens of thou
sands of natives bidding tnem come
back to the Green Mountains and join
with the stay-at-home population in
fitting celebration of "Old ' Home
Week." So general has been the re
sponse to these invitations that the
plans now under way provide for the
entertainment of more than 100,000 re
turning prodigals. Nothing could fur
nish stronger proof of the fact that
sentiment is still one of the ruling
forces of the world.
From Boston will run at least two
special trains loaded with sons and
daughters of
and from al
most every
state word
has come
that parties
are being
formed for
"Old Home
Week." In
the mean
time the
present titi-
as I do. bow a Vermont man can live
in one of these flat prairie states."
These Green Mountain boys, wbo cut
such a dashing figure In the revolution,
had some practice in fighting before
that war began. They were busy for
several years before Lexington in driv
ing out the immigrants from New
York, who attempted to seize their
lands under
a royal
g r a n t. In
1S77, in fact,
the people of
Vermont got
t o g e t h er
and declared
themselves a
free and in
depend e n t
state, with
out waiting
to be taken
into the
union o r
as k I n g the
Bennington Monument, consent of
anybody. In this exhibition o? spunk
the sons of Vermout still glory.
In the record of the state during the
rebellion Vermont people find another
cause for just pride. When Sumter
was fired on Vermont had 37,000 en
rolled militia. Out of this number
35,000 promptly went into the Union
army. More than 5,000 were killed and
as many more ruined by wounds and
disease. No other state suffered so
great a loss In proportion. During the
whole war not a single Vermont regi
ment gave up its colors in battle, and
what the Vermont man did at Bull
Run. Cedar Creek, the Wilderness, and
Gettysburg is a part of history. Ver
mont people are jealous of the repu
tation of their state in producing
fighting men.
If you feel inclined to pity men born
in a state which is sterile and inhos-
peaks more than 3,500 feet in height
within the state limits and talks with
a pang r;f remembered pleasure of the
glories of Lake Champlain, which
stretches for 118 miles in length and is
fourteen miles wide. Of all the New
England states Vermont is the only
one entirely cut off from the sea, while
at the same time its chief city, Bur
lington, on Lake Champlain, has a
maritime commerce employing a fleet
of 1,000 vessels and amounting in the
aggregate to $12,000,000 annually.
Totting Warning at Sea.
Twenty-five years have elapsed
since Prof. Tyndall. at the Instance of
the Trinity House corporation, car
ried out a series of experiments at the
South Foreland, near Dover, England,
to determine the value of various
sounds as warnings to the mariner of
his approach to dangerous spots in
thick weather. The result was a large
increase in the number of fog signals
all round the British coast. Much
knowledge has been acquired and
many new inventions have been made
in the intervening period, and a spe
cial committee of the elder brethren
of the Trinity House, assisted by Lord
Rayleigh and other eminent scien
tists and engineers have been en
gaged for some time in making elab
orate tests of all the latest improve
ments in the different kinds of ap
paratus for making cautionary noises.
The scene of their operations is the
Isle of Wight. One of their chief ob
jects is to determine the relative mer
its of reeds and sirens as sound pro
ducers. Much attention, .also, has
been given to the trumpet and various
modifications of that instrument.
Other careful experiments are to de
termine the carrying capacity, in cer
tain conditions of notes of different
pitch, and the effect on the dissem
ination of sound of the conformation
of the coast line. etc. Another point
to be considered is the question of the
most effective and the most economical
utilization of power. New York Post.
adder- Tailed Snake with Enirmoni
Heads and Great Bodies Make a Small
Gnlcb la Colorado Iaterettlax tor
Phjslologlsta Some Strange Tree.
Tbe I-anchlng PTant of Arabia.
The laughing plant is a native of
Central and Eastern Arabia. It gets its
pitable you will do well not to waste I name, not because the plant laughs,
If a load of coal is let out of doors,
exposed to the weather say. for a
month it loses one-third of its heat
ing qua'ities. If a ton of coal is
placed on the ground and left there
and another ton Is placed under a shed,
the latter loses about 25 per cent ot
its heating force, the former about 47
per cent. Hence it ia a great saving
of coal to have it in a dry place, cov
ered over and on all sides. The softer
the coal the more heating power it
loses, because the volatile and valuable
constituents undergo a slow combustion.
Emerson MtMillin. the New York
banker, who formerly lived in Colum
bus. O.. has promised to defray the ex
penses of a week in the country for
1.000 poor children of Columbus and
other towns embraced in the Columbus
district of the Epworth league.
Harvey Schatzman. a Cincinnati
man. was arrested the other day for
neglecting to support his family. At
the hearing it developed that he had
given his wife only 74 cents for food
In fifteen days. In his pocket was
found $84.
zens of that state are making most
elaborate plans for the reception of
their returning kinsfolk. In
more than 100 Vermont towns and
cities special and separate celebrations
will be held, and every hillside in the
state will echo with the strains of
""Home, Sweet Home." No matter in
what hamlet or on what hillside farm
a native Vermonter was born, he will
be likely to find his old friends and
neighbors gathered together there in
reunion during the week of the Old
Home celebration.
At Burlington. Rutland, and other
large towns of the state, which in c om
parison with the groat cities of the
country are mere villages, local asso
ciations have been formed which will
receive aad entertain as their guests
the Vermont associations which are
coming from distant states. Figur
atively speaking, a beacon fire of wel
come will be lighted on every moun
tain top.
To the average man the enthusiasm
of the native Vermonter for the stony
state which gave him birth is hard o
understand. But if he asks a Vermont
man to give the reasons for the faith
which is in him he is likely to be as
tonlsheu. "Did you ever hear of the Green
Mountain boys?" he will answer. "Do
you remember how Ethan Allen and
eighty-three Vermont farmers sur
prised the great British stronghold of
Fort Ticonderoga and forced Its sur
render 'in the name of the Great Je
hovah and the Continental Congress'?
Does Crown Point mean anything to
you? Have you forgotten Bennington,
where General Stark whipped the Hes
sians, killing 964 out of 1.500 men, and
capturing all their cannon? If you'll
go down home with me in August and
climb up to the top of the Benning
ton Battle Monument you'll wonder, j
Room Still for the German.
A German consul in a western city
has warned Germany that immigra
tion from all parts of the fatherland
to the United States should cease, be
cause. h? says, the crafts and trades
in these states are overcrowded, and
that no German inclined to seek new
fortunes can hope to grow rich in
America. That consul is evidently a
pessimist of an exceptionally dolo
rous sort. There is still plenty of
room in this wide land for additions
to the host of sturdy Germans who
have: prospered so well with us and
who are so devoted and loyal to the
spirit of liberty and true democracy
which gives the keynote to our most
cherished institutions. Thousands of
Germauia's sons and daughters have
crossed the Atlantic and have accom
plished much for the advancement of
what is soundest, strongest and best
in the civilization and the advance
ment of conditions In this continent.
Intelligent Americans desire that the
volume of German immigration may
be Increased largely. And there is no
lack of space for our German acces
sions. That western consul was suf
fering from indigestion or billiousness
your sympathy on a Vermonter. He
will tell you that Vermont produced
40,000,000 pounds a year of the best
butter in the world; that one-third of
all the maple sugar in America comes
from Vermont groves; that the yearly
hay crop of the state is valued at $12.
000,000. and that three-quarters of all
the marble quarried in tne United
States comes from its hillsides. He
will ask whether the horsemen of the
country owe anything to the Morgan,
Messenger, and Black Hawk strains,
and what we should do for fine wool
without Vermont sheep as a founda
tion for our flock3.
Vermont as the first state to be ad
mitted to membership with the orig
inal thirteen, its admission dating
from 1791. Until a few years ago nine
tenths of its population was of Ameri
can birth. Recently a large number of
Canadian French have come into the
state to work in the great factories
v.hich are being built up about the
water powers lor which the state is
1 nese peo
ple are said,
as a race, to
be the most
prolific i n
the world
and there is
an expecta
tion that the
state will,
therefore in
crease some
what more
rapidly than it has In the past. An
other effort is under way to fill up the
but because It is the cause of creating
laughter in any one eating its seeds.
The plant is of moderate size, with
bright yellow flowers in clusters, and
soft, velvety seed pods, each of which
contains two or three seeds resembling
small black beans, which, if eaten,
produce effects analagous to those of
laughing gas. The flavor of the seeds
is somewhat like that of opium; they
taste sweet, while their odor produces
a sickening sensation. The seeds are
pulverized and taken in small doses.
Any one taking them begins to laugh
loudly and boisterously, and then
sings, dances, and cuts all kinds of
fantastic, capers. The effects continue
for about an hour. and. when the ex
citment ceases, the exhausted individ
ual falls into a deep sleep, on awaken
ing from which he is utterly uncon
scious of any such demonstrations hav
ing been made by him when under the
influence of the seeds of the laughing
EpKogue to Aiolaado.
At the midnight in the silence of the
When you set your fancies free.
Will they pass to where by death,
fools think, imprisoned
Low he lies who once so loved you.
whom you loved so,
Pity me?
Oh, to love so, be so loved, yet so mis
What had I on earth to do
With the slothful, with the mawkish,
the unmanly?
Like the aimless, helpless, hopeless,
did I drivel
Being who?
One vrho never turned his back, but
marched breast forward.
Never doubted clouds would break
never dreamed, though right were
worsted, wrong would triumph
Moid we rail to rise, are baffled to
fight better.
Sleep to wake.
No. at noonday in the bustle of man's
Greet the unseen with a cheer!
Bid him forward, breast and back as
either should be.
"Strive and thrive!" cry "Speed fight
on, fare ever.
There as here!"
Robert Browning.
rrotetant Show Priest Good Will.
A number of Protestant citizens of
Toledo. O.. believing that Rev. Edward
Hannin, a Catholic priest of that city,
had overworked himself in the inter
ests of his parish in the erection of a
new church, quietly collected $1,000
and tendered it to defray his expenses
on a health trip abroad. Father Han
nin declined the offer on the ground
that he cannot this year sever himself
from the parish interests.
To I'reterte Trallln? Arbutus.
In an almost despairing effort to
depopulated farms with emigrants stay, the dreaded extinction of the
from Sweden, but the fact that more J fragrant trailing arbutus flower, the
fertile land can be secured farther Legislature of Connecticut passed
west hr.s prevented any great results j law in 1893 forbidding any person to
in this direction. pull up the plants by the roots on land
Almost equally with its history, the I owned by another under a penalty of
Vprmnnt mmi 5i lrin Qt fill rf tlifi nntnt-nl eoft
. a ... w . . . a v wuv-a. u. I . V 111! L I 111 I ,,1 .
The great rock3 at Stonehenge, Eng
land, which have puzzled archaeolo
gists for centuries, are falling and
most of them are now on their sides.
when he sent word to Berlin that Ger
mans should stay at home because his
purblind vision could see no open door
for newcomers here. We want more
Germans. They can help us and we
can help them. New York Tribune.
Wonders of a Watch
A ton of gold is worth 125,583. A
ton of steel made up into hairsprings
is worth JC 1.576,458 more than 12
times the value of pure gold. Hair
spring wire weighs one-twentieth of a
grain to the inch. One mile of wire
weighs less than half a pound. The
balance gives five vibrations to every
second. 300 every minute. 18,000 every
hour. 432,000 every day, and 157,680,000
every year. At each vibration it ro
tates about one and a quarter times,
which makes 197.100,000 revolutions
every year. In order that we may bet
ter understand the stupendous amount
of labor performed by those tiny
works, take, for illustration, a locomo
tive with six driving-wheels. Let its
wheels be run until they shall have
given the same number of revolutions
that a watch gives in one year and
they will have covered a distance equal
to 28 complete circuits of the earth.
The circle of stones. 100 feet in diame
ter, in a ditch have been attributed to
the Phoenicians, Belgae, Danes. Druids
and Saxons.
All this a watch does without other
attention than winding once every 24
An Enthusiastic Alumna.
Robert Edwin Bonner, editor of the
New York Ledger, is one of the most
enthusiastic and active sons of Prince
ton university. That this fact is well
known to the students was pleasingly
demonstrated by an Incident which oc
curred in the course of the recent com
mencement week. Two students saw
Mr. Bonner walking down the street,
and one said warmly to the other
"There goes a Princeton hero!" "What
did he ever do to make him a hero?
asked the second. "I don't know what
he did," said the first, "and I don't
care what he did. but I do know that
he's still doing." It was largely ow
ing to the vigorous efforts of Mr. Bon
ner that the celebration of the twenty
fifth anniversary of the graduation
class of '76, of which he is the presi
dent, broke the record. Up to this year
the largest number of men who had
returned to Princeton for their twen-ty-flfth
anniversary was 47. but the
class of '76 had 43.
Ptraare Tree to Look at.
Wildwood. the resort on the Jersey
coast where the ceremony of casting
flowers upon the sea on Memorial day,
in memory of naval heroes, was In
augurated, has a good reason for its
name. It is located upon an island,
which is separated from the main
land by Grassy sound. For about two
miles a grove of trees, perhaps the
most remarkable in the world, fringes
tha sound. The place takes its name
from the trees, which have been
shriveled and distorted into all kinds
of fantastic shapes by the gales
which swept over it from the Atlantic
for centuries. The coast is completely
exposed to the full sweep of the south
east and northeast storms, which in
the winter rage for several days at a
time. Some of the trunks of the
trees have twisted into numerals, let
ters of the alphabet and weird forms,
which give the grove the reputation
of being haunted among some of the
negro servants and ignorant white
people who live in the locality. One
tree, which must be fully 50 years old.
has been bent over until it forms the
figure 8. looking at it from one side,
while from another point of view it
is a perfect oval. From the lower left
hand corner projects a branch which
startlingly resembles a snake's head
with the tongue sticking out. Two of
the largest trees started to grow up
from the ground, then changed their
minds and bent downward, shaping
their trunks into the form of the let
ter W. Still another tree has grown
in the form of the letter N, two
trunks starting from the same root
below ground and a third growing
from one to the other in a diagonal
direction. Another consists of two
trunks running straight up and par
allel to each other. At no less than
five different points branches or stubs
have grown from one trunk into the
other, forming a sort of natural lad
der, for a distance of thirty feet from
the ground. The warm southeaster
have brought nourishment to Wild
wood, and vines and plants grow
luxuriantly. Some of the grapevines
are of mammoth size and, trailing
along the ground, have run up into
trees and expanded until they seem
like immense boa constrictors. Even
the upper branches of the trees have
been twisted into curious shapes, and
a number have been cut out in the
form of different articles. Three of
them are almost exactly the shape of
a triangle, a harp and pitcher. In
walking through the grove one can
scarcely find a tree which has no
some odd form about it. A large holly
can be seen which really consists of
two trunks twisted about each other.
Each trunk is fully a foot in thickness
and it is supposed that when young two
slips were blown around in this way
and have gradually grown together.
The spiral separation can be traced
from the roots fully forty feet from
the ground. Philadelphia Record.
dicate that the serpent had no ver
tebrae, but only cartilage for holding
Its long masj together. One oZ U9
snakes that ha been taken out has a
head 33 by 36 .inches. Four pieces of
the body and the head measure seren
feet In length, and weigh 700 pounds.
There are fragments there much great
er in size, one head weighing 200
pounds, and the discoverers of the
fossil remains think there are even
larger specimens there. Pennsylvania
A Mosqalto Excursion.
The other day a small box covered
with gauze and labeled "four hundred
mosquitoes" was shipped from a small
station in South Carolina to the Acad
emy of Natural Science, at Washing
ton. The insects were quite lively
when they arrived, and were apparent
ly in as good health as when they
started on their journey.The mosqui
toes are, of course, to be used in sci
eatilc investigations.
The Iba XI rka FUh.
One of the strangest fishes in the
world has been discovered near the
Gilbert islands. Dr. Augustin Krae
mer, a well-known scientist, obtained
a few fine specimens of It during a
recent fishing excursion which he took
near Butaritari.
' I wanted to gtt some specimens of
another curious fish, known as ika
ni peka," he says, "but as I was un
able I went during the full moon in a
small sailboat to Makin, a coral is
land, which lies east of Butaritari.
and there I found a German trader and
two Chinese, who in return for some
medical assistance which I was able
to give them were quite willing to
help me in my search for strange fish.
When I told them that I was looking
for ika ni peka they rep'.ied that they
would first have to get some bait, and
to my surprise the bait which they
got was this extraordinary toothed
"I examined it and found that it be
longed to the family of th; Trichiuri-
des, and that it was as thick as my
arm, 75 centimeters in length, and
very scaly. The most remarkable fea
ture about it, however, was the fact
that it had three pairs of long canine
teeth in its upper jaw and one small
er pair in its lower jaw."
Either flying fish or crabs are used
as bait for the purpose of catching
them, and, when they are caught, they
in turn serve as bait for catching other
fish. The hooks used on such occa
sions are of a primitive kind, and can
be found nowhere except in the Gil
bert islands. This toothed fish is only
found at a great depth, and it gener
ally makes its home near precipitous
rocks, which it is dangerous for fish
ermen to approach.
VIrchow's Queer Injury.
When Professor Virchow was out
walking the other day he was blown
by a very high wind against a tree
and sustained an injury to the head.
Happily, assistance was quickly ob
tained and the professor, who was un
able to walk further, was taken home
iu a carriage and tbe requisite surgical
aid rendered by his medical attendant
Profesor Virchow is approaching his.
80th anniversary.
Cleveland' "Ankle Hue"
Cleveland is suffering from an
"ankle bug," that promises to rival the
"kissing bug" in evil notoriety. It is
rartial to low shoes and open-work
hosiery, and its bite is said to be so
severe that the swelling sometimes ex
tends to the knee. In some cases the
victim has been crippled for a week or
more. The lecal scientists have not
yet discovered the insect that causes
the mischief.
I'aper for Secret Writing.
Now an inventer proposes to make
things agreeable for lovers by putting
on the market a superior kind of "pa
per for secret writing." as he calls it,
which will be made of note size and
packed in neat boxes, accompanied by
the requisite envelopes. When a
young lady wishes to write to her
hearfs adored, and is anxious that
outsiders shall not by any chance be
come acquainted with the contents of
her missive, she simply dips her pen
n a solution of salt water, with a lit
tle vinegar added, and in that harm-
ess and invisible medium indites her
epistle. On receiving the letter the
fortunate young man resorts to the
old-time expedient of holding it near
the fire, and immediately the writing
becomes visible, traced delicately in
lines of blue. Where this new inven
tion claims superiority to anything of
the kind hitherto offered is in its ex
treme simplicity. Also, the paper is
in convenient commercial shape, and.
not least important, the writing does
not fade or deteriorate a common dif
ficulty with most "sympathetic" man
uscript. The paper Is prepared by
soaking it in soluble salts and cobalt,
after which the cobalt is rendered
Insoluble by dipping the paper into
sodium carbonate. The process is so
easy that any intelligent person who
chose to take the trouble might make
the paper for himself, while the house
hold pantry will furnish the materials
for the ink off-hand.
Johnson at Work Again.
Racine, Wis., July 22nd: John
Johnson of No. 924 Hamilton street,
this city, Is a happy man.
For years he has suffered with Kid
ney and Urinary trouble. He was so
broken down that he was forced to
quit work. Everything he tried failed,
till a friend of his recommended a
new remedy Dodd's Kidney Pills. Mr.
Johnson used them, and the result sur
prised him. He is as well as ever he
was, completely cured, and working:
away every day.
His case is regarded by those who
knew how very bad he was, as almost
a miracle, and Dodd's Kidney Pills
are a much talked of medicine.
fir Ken C limbing at 7.
Sim Martin Conway, the famous
mountaineer, who has just been elected
Slade professor of fine arts at Cam
bridge university, England, made hi
first ascent of a mountain at the age
ol 7.
PIso's Cure for Consumption is an Infallible
medicine for couhs ami colds. N. W. bin xjlil
Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17. 1900.
No man e'er 'was glorious who was
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nail's Catarrh Cars
Is a constitutional cure. Price, 73c.
An Atchison man is so economical
that he will not blow the foam off his
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
The reign of money is here: other
events will come with the years.
T.Irs. Wlniown Soothing yrop.
fnr children teett'nff soften the gumt, reduces iv
DauiujaUon. allay pa n. cure wkidcoilc 2jC a bouitt-
You cannot take the road without
the end, nor the end without the road.
K adder-Tailed Snakes.
There is a small gulch near Flor
ence, Col., which is filled with snakes
great stone snakes, whose wriggling
days are over prehistoric snakes with
enormous heads and tails like rud
ders. The Colorado State Historical
society has become much interested in
the discovery, and an effort will be
made to secure some of the best of
the strange specimens for preservation
In the collection in the state capitol.
The first fossil reptiles were found
several months ago, and the others,
more recently. The first find was a
head measuring 32 by 34 Inches. It was
so unmistakably the head of a fossil
animal of some sort that the finders
proceeded to search for the rest of the
body. They found it in sections part
on one side of the gulch, and part on
the opposite side. The middle parts
of the immense body had been swept
away, doubtless by floods, and the en
tire length of the snake must have
been 100 feet. In circumference the
largest fragment measured 34 inches.
The eye-sockets are placed in the back
part of the head, and the position
of the head when attached to the
snake's body at the well-defined place
of fracture indicates that the creature
had its head lifted to look behind it.
perhaps for its enemies The line of
the jaw is plainly marked. Its tail is
shaped like a rudder, and pitched
downward, which leads the discov
ers of the reptile to the belief that it
was a swimmer rather than a craw'er.
The shape of the body Is much like
that of a salmon, with the narrow
edge downward. The marks on the
fractured, stony edges of the body in-
A Tryst. 231 A. I.
Etherus St. Trollyum awoke with a
start to the psychio consciousness that
it was thirty-seven seconds past the
lunch hour.
"Quail and champagne," be mused.
"or shall it be terrapin and burgun
dy? Better the latter." And at the
prerslng of a button, a slide opened
to the right of the diaphanous couch.
His eyes ran rapidly over the rows
of crystal phials and transparent box
es. Selecting a box labeled "terra
pin." he drew a saffron soft capsule
forth and swallowed it. Then, grasp
ing the phial labeled "burgundy," he
held it under his nose, and after a sin
gle inhalation replaced box and phial.
The slide slid back into place.
"I suppose I should not eat so
heartily." he 6ighed. taking up the
wireless telephone receiver.
Hello, central give me 81H2S321X
Paris." (Elapse .002321 part of a sec
ond.) "Ah, that you, Electra, my astral
affinity my sublime twin star? I have
arranged for the tryst to-night. It
was impossible , to secure a not pre
viously engaged trysting place with
any old world romantic surroundings,
even in the Himalayas or in darkest
Africa;'so I have arranged to have our
astral bodies meet face to face at
7:2156173S21. Mars time, at the Rock
of Ages. Convenient, I hope, my
soul's essence? Yes? Good-by."
Uso Red Cross Ball Blue. It malres olotheR
clean and sweet as wlien new. All grocers.
The man who packs water on both
shoulders is liable to stand in the mud.
Ask your grocer lor DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package tor
10 cents. All other 10-cent starca con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money rerunded.
. I'ntttnc the Flames Out.
Hand grenades for putting out fires,
which were common enough fifteen to
twenty years ago, consisting of glas3
vessels filled with solutions of various
kinds supposed to have special fire
extinguishing qualities, date back to a
much earlier time than is commonly
supposed. Probably the earliest form
consisted of a wooden vessel or barrel
containing a considerable quantity of
water and having in ita center a small
Iron or tin case full of gunpowder.
From this case a tube was filled with a
composition that readily ignited. When
a room was on fire one of these ma
chines was thrown into it, and the
powder exploding dispersed the water
in the outer receptacle in every direc
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