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' At far as calcvlatlons tan drldi, the
tmprature of comet l believed to if
1 2.000 times fiercer than that of red-hot
In a. mlllogram of bacteria there is a
population five time as large as that
of the earth, provided they are of pure
culture. Tre-re are evidently other
worlds than ours.
At a recent comeinii:e vi ciigmrciB ...
London, the advantages of nickel-steej
for ship building were urged, and the ne
' cesslty was pointed out of finding new
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aeposits oi nicjiei iwu i a, m v..
of US metallurgy. -
Many Indian mounds have been dis
covered In southern Indiana and have
yielded valuable finds. Stone axes were
formerly plentiful In the farming dis
tricts of that state, and were used for
door props, but they have now almost
disappeared. Arrow heads are the
only relics that are even fairly plenti
ful. Cinnamlc acid, the alleged new cure
- for consumption, is a white, crystalline
odorless substance, formerly obtained
from the fragrant resin storax and oil
of cinnamon, but now made from ben
zine Its German discoverer claims to
have treated 400 cases with favorable
Veneer-cutting has reached such per
fection that a single elephant's tusk
thirty inches long is now cut in London
Into a sheet 150 inches long and 20 inches
wide, and some sheets of rosewood and
mahogany are only about a fiftieth or
an inch thick.
Zootherapy consists In transferring a
disease from man to some animal, and
is the converse of the medical theory
- that animals convey disease to man.
This system of curing ills was devised
by Ferapi, a Florentine. He mentions
the case of a man suffering from rheu
matism who made his dog lie across his
bed. The man recovered and the dog
d Two new planets have been discovered
between Mars and Jupiter by M. Cha-r-totoM
Gastronomer of Nice. M. Chariots
probably holds the record for the num
ber of planets he has discovered In his
lifetime. His nearest rival is the Aus
" . Worr Palisa. who has
TriH.il iti i uiiuu" i ' - - -
V,...,j io-htv-three but he fails
UKtuvricu ' . ' ... . i
snort 01 M- .nii" . onn
Electricity can travel faster than m.
000 mile a second, or, in other words
instead of requiring twenty minutes to
KO around the world once, like messages
recently dispatched from an American
exhibition, it can .a
eight times in one second. This would
be at the rate of about 500 times in one
minute, or 10,000 times in twenty min-
U The lightning specialist connected with
the government weather bureau main
tains thai-rods are no protection, and
that most precautions taken by people
to keep out of the path of a possiMe
electrical discharge are useless. The
recent wonderful discoveries in relation
tTThe nature of electrical force prove
the worthlessness of the lightning rod.
Dt offer nothing toward disarming the
Engines can be quickly stopped from
any portion of a factory buUding by a
new device, consisting of a piston valve,
hem open by a hook, to allow the pas
sage of .team. Pull wires or electric
currents are used to draw the hook and
Zuhe steam off .at the same time open
lng an air valve In the cylinder, so that
whatever steam Is in them can escape
without acting on the piston rods.
Two new asteroids have been discov
ered between Mars and Jupiter by M.
Charlois of Nice, bringing the number
discovered by him up to eighty-six. Pai
lsa, the Austrian astronomer, has dis
Professor H. Kronecker and Dr. A.
Marti draw the following conclusions
. from a series of Investigations on the
- effect of cutaneous excitations on the
formation of red blood. Feeble Irrita
tions of the skin promote the format on
of red blood corpuscles, but modify the
. formation of hemoglobin in different
ways. Strong irritations of the skin
cause a diminution of the number of
red corpuscles, and. in a minor degree,
of the hemoglobin in the Wood. Dark
ness diminishes the number of blood
cells, followed after a fortnight by a
limited increase. -u""""- tv.7 ,
light (even electric light at night) in
duce the formation of red corpuscles,
and. in a lesser degree, of hem'0.binfo
In a new non-puncturable shield for
pneumatic tires the tread is formed of
closely-woven wires, with the trans-ver-e
strands extended beyond the longi
tudinal strands, thus making an ar
mored tread without decreasing the flex-
lbiranewe Ending mechanism for
witches a set screw is placed In the
Twoart key to adjust the frlctlonal
contact so as to Just overcome the ten
sion of the mainspring until nearly
Wound' when the key slips, thus prevent-
ltVZ'L:te cleaned and dried by
metrical ui ub" d. . .
can ue aum;" r ,h
. . . rovnlved as the
brusnes Dein j -" chain
hose paases between then by a cnam
nuve 'T , . - fh . hw reel.
4 wicnita man m n,w... " -
rr . t i. h attached to
nee wnicn ne , ,7 , ,i,
ifquld to the straws, distributing -It rK
uulrly a the broom is drawn over the
The comparative durability of dlffc-r-entfloorta
materials Is set forth In an
Slcleta the Scientific American based
arefu! and accurate invest iga
ttona In these tests an ordinary iron
tions. lo ...a iiira that em-
, oyed by .tone worker, for rWf. a
w?2e downward on the rubber wheel.
whlcl revoivea i up . : -.
fire revolutions a minute, being supplied
wKh sharp sand and water. The blocks
to which the flooring was cemented were
Of MiuU wigmt bu w"- w
effected under nearly the same pressure
Srlal which resisted best thl. severe
. . tillnr which.
after an hour of rubbing, lost only one
2lxty-fourth of an inch of its thickness;
save She best results, losing only one
. , jMkVat. an Inch In an hour, treat
" ment. TV artificial stone known as
"ranollthlc" was third, losing three
stghtmr of an metis white north river
bluestone lost nine-sixteenths of an
1 1 tech. All the marble wore away very
rartdly; a piece . marble mosaic dls-
: - .Llw mill.
appeared mumj m mir"
! uUs, white solid white Vermont marble
lost inree-iounm ui v..
JSOSX J UK WWW .
. anon owner uiu ui,
, bUm lost only seven-sixteenths of an
men unaer munmi mi . -
" Nearly twice a much from solid mar-
fete: yellow pine about like white, and
, MUt lost more than either of the pines.
' TIM Editor at "Th ArtUawl (Me.)
. ntmAHrht" makaa tl folkmloc aa-
" ' gjawrinnrf Trout, toagtM. MUnoo.
' wfetsMUb or clrab taken in parmcnt
it? for wbterlptloM at tbla offle. W
kATM't rt decided td take suckers or
i lArnoodta,' tmt may be driven to It
;7 rvf-sftj-4, WfcatV the difference
tmii .taoan end a poptlclaDT
: 11-43, bOh etallsiiw rewtly.
EACH ONE FOR AIL THE AIM
A SUCCESSFUL COLONY OF SO
CIALISTS. Labor Problem Solved No Matter
What the Work. Each Member Re
ceives the Same Wages They
Publish a Paper,
There Is In Kuskln. Tenu., a tbrlvlns
couimuuity of some two hundred souls.
It Is a successful socialistic i-olony,
and probublv th most Interesting oil
th; continent, . Its itople are persons
of lii;ru ideals, wlio sevk to carry
in artual life the dreenis of their phil
cosonliy. They coiUd be more proier-
outi. Tlney are happy and contented.
"Every member of this as&x-tatiou
shall surrender his natural freedom
which leads him to disregard the rights
of others, for the sake of civil or social
freedom which, bring based upon tht?
principles of right and justice, has re
jrr.rd fur his rights and the rights of
That Is the cohmt stone of the com
munity. Each member Is an equI
stockholder In the assot-iation, and all
share exactly alike. Every member
is guaranteed employment by all. A'
day's labor Is fixed at nine hours.
Every member receives exactly the
same compensation for hi work, no
matter what It is; If sick his pay goes
on just the same.
There is no Interference with indi
vidual tastes or private, religious or
domestic affairs. The association
owns all the land and means of pro
durilon and distribution, and owns all
buildings, but each member owns hia
own household furniture and clothing.
Members have separate house, but
there Is a common kitchen and dinlnjt
hall. Some of the best laundry ma
chinery has been put In. Schooling,
medicine and medical attendance are
furnished free, and there Is a good
school and kindergarten going, with
twenty-five or thirty children.
The people In this little ideal world
are nearly all Americans. There are
a few Germans. They come from all
over the Union, but there are few If any
from the South. Ohio and Pennsylva
nia furnish the largest" quota. Very
few come from farm, and those who
do have lived at least for a few years
in cities, so that It can be saJd to be
wholly a city community.
There Is no church or minister In
the place, and no official religious ser
vices. If any one wished to start re
ligious services there would be no ob
jection, but I doubt if It would be pos
sible to get them officially recognized
by (be association. Some of the mem
bers are pronounced free thinkers. Al
most all of them are bitter against
church organizations as not doing their
duty, but all of them admire Jesus
Christ and many are deeply religious.
The animating spirit of the colony la
distinctively altruistic. ...,.,...,.-"
' Imagine a community without police
or sheriffs. Such a place Is Buskin.
There are no officials save that one
member 1. a notary public and another
postmaster. There Is no Immorality,
no thieving, no drunkenness. They
do not keep or sell liquors.
The principal business of the com
munity is the publishing of a socialis
tic weekly paper. This paper accepts
no advertisements and prints no news,
but It has an outside circulation of 35,
000 copies, and on one occasion sold
an edition of 100,000. They also pub
lish a telegraphers' journal that has a
considerable circulation, and issue
yearly a number of books, chiefly on
socialistic topics. Toe author, and ed
itors are all members of the commu
nity, and receive for their literary la
bor precisely the same wages as wood
choppers and farmers and stablemen.
-New York Herald.
To Preserve the Color of Flowers
The natural colors of flowers may be
preserved with almost their original
brilliancy after being dried very thor
oughly in sand. The 'Gardeners'
Monthly, which suggests this simple
process for manufacturing artificial
flowers, states that the most delicate
flowers can be made in this way to'
took for several years as though they
had been freshly gathered. The flower
should be placed In a pan or other dish
and covered with perfectly clean dry
sand. This should be sifted over the
flower so as not to break or bruise the
petals. Every chink and cranny should
be filled without disturbing the natu
ral position of the leaves. When the
pan la full, and every crevice has been
filled solidly, the flowers are allowed
to dry for several days. It is often
found effective' to warm the sand and
keep the buried flower In a warm
oven. The sand should then be re
moved, great care beta; taken not to
break or tear the leaves, which will be
A traveller who has returned from a
visit to Persia says that the Persians
till believe that hnman tears are a
remedy for certain diseases.
At every funeral the bottling of
mourners' tears la one of the chief fea
tures of the ceremony. Each of the
mourners la presented with a sponge
with which to mop hia face and eyes,
and after the burial they are presented
to the priest, who squeezes the tears
Into bottles, for use as medicine.
Tola custom Jj one of tbe oldest
known in the East, and baa probably
been practised by tbe . Persians for
thousands of years. Mention la made
of It In the Old Testament
"That, the third tack I hare step-
ed ' on," complained Wheeler, the
nifht after the new carpet had been
laid. "1 den t believe 1 could rick 'em
an ey raster If I had pneumatic feet"
From Answers." ' 1 " '
DR. NANSEN'S WIF
King Oscar Has Special Acilratlon
For Her Voice.
Of Dr. Nauseu's wife not liuch In
formation has found Its lay into
priut. She wems to have a Very lui
lerfectly develojMtl taxte for publicity,
but what Is known of her 1. inl-retiug
aud indicates that sue is au. uncom
mon woman, both iu talent apd char
acter. It is recorded by I. K&nsen's
biographers, Broegger and Itolfsen,
that his first meeting with his future
wife was In the woods aloiit Krogner
Sen tor, where, one day, observing the
soles of two feet sticking up out of the
snow, be approached them, with natu
ral curiosity. In time to see the bead of
Eva Sars eniirge from a snowbank.
Dr. Nansen was married in 1S89, afrer
is return from his successful exiedl-
tioin across Greenland. When he start
eda the Fram in 1803. bis wife, left
at home at Lysaker, near Christiana,
with one child, turned for occupation
to the development and use of her
gifts as a singer, and with notable suc
cess. King Oscar of Sweden is one of
her admirers, and especially likes her
singing, which he has often beard; and
since she has been in England the com
pliment has been paid her of asking
her to Bing before the Queen. She is
a staunch backer of her adventurous
husband, whose departure on his peril
ous errand coat her anxieties and mis
givings a to which she said little at
the time. Since her huslwnd's return
she has sometimes spoken In conver
sation of her fears, and has said that
careful comparison of Dr. Xauscn's
diary with her record or remembrance
of her own sensations bears her out In
the belief that the times when she was
the most concerned about hJni were
the seasons of his greatest peril. That
Imnlies a telepathic communication
born of intense symiathy aud solid
tude, the possibility of which science
seems no longer disposed to deny.
Mrs. Xansen's father was Professor
Sars, a well-known zoologist. Zoology,
It will be reiuemliered. is a branch of
science of wlkich Dr. Nanseu has made
a special study. Harper's Weekly.
Took the Conceit Out of Him.
"I'm roinz to have a little fun this
afternoon," remarked Joseph Goodf el-
low, as he worked his way into his
overcoat, preparatory to leaving his
office Saturdav. "Tlwt boy of mine
has leen reading about the Corbett-
Fitzsimmons fight, aud boxing In
barns all over town, till he imagines
be is a pugilist. I'm going to take
him out in the back yard and take
some of the conceit out of him. He Is
a pretty husky boy, but you know I
used to be very clever with the mittens
This morning the following appeared
under the head of personal mention:
"The friends of Mr. Joseph Goodfel-
low will regret to learn that he is se
riously 111 at his home In the Western
14 the sporting columns of the same
journal. wa the following:
"I hereby challenge any 10-year-old
boy on the Pacific coast, who don't
weigh over 133 pounds, to fight to a
finish for fun or marbles. Kid Good
A Remarkable Tree.
A redwood tree which was recently
cut down in the state of Washington
was 4(5 feet in height, or about one
eleventh of a mile. To the point where
the first limb branched out was 220
feet At the base the circumference
was found to be 33 feet 11 inches. If
It were sawed Into lumber it would
make 96,345 feet of boards. This
amount of lumber would serve for the
construction of eight cottages two
stories high, each containing seveD
rooms. The age of the tree Is said to
have ecn C84 years. New York Tri
Of the five titles of nobility in Eng
land, tbe highest In rank and honor is
that of Duke, It is the first title of
dignity of the royal family, but not
the hlghewt in antiquity. There is no
proof of it being used In England be
fore it was Introduced by Edward III.,
about a year before be himself as
sumed the title of King of France.
Edward, tbe renowned Black Prince,
was created Dnke of Cornwall, and be
was the first Duke In England after
William the Conqueror. After this
creation the title of Duke was fre
quently given, especially to member.
of the royal family. Harpers Bound
Sweat Pm to l)rlT Away Fliva.
The odor of the sweet pea, accord
Ing to a contributor to tbe Medical Re
cord, "Is so offensive to flies tbat It
will drive them out of the sick room,
though It Is not usually In the slight
est degree disagreeable to the patient"
it Is, therefore, recommended that
sweet peas be placed in tlie sick room
during fly time. Philadelphia Ledger.
"IIow much do yoa weigh? said a
friend to Speaker Heed tbe other day.
"I weigh 200 pounds," be replied
slowly and smilingly.
"Oh," said his friend, "you weigh
more than that You must weigh near
ly 300 pounds."
"No," said tbe speaker, "no gentle
man weighs more than 200 pounds."
New York Tribune.
Old maids must claim the little king
dom of Denmark for their paradise, for
they are Insured there. Any girl who
feels that there Is a likelihood of her
belDf laid on tbe ihelf may make pro
vision whereby she can, at the age of
forty, be put In tbe spluster claaa for
Rood and receive weekly benefits.
These benefits, of course, are in cash.
New York Journal.
CobwiggeT Poor Waggil He wu a
most genial soul,
Merrltt-Yee, Indeed he wu. The
only tbJof he ever took seriooaly wa
tbe coll tawt killed Mol-Now Terfc
THE ZUNI BREAD MAKERS.
MADE FOR WARRIORS
Called Paper Bread Is Baked In
One Long Strip and Folded Line
the Leaves of a Magaiine One
During a residence at Zuni, tbe lar
gest of the Indian pueblos. In North
western New Mexico, I have often
watched the mothers and daughters of
the tribe at their interesting work of
making halwe, or 'paper-bread,' " says
a writer In ths Woman's Home Com
panion. "They use a basis of either
corn or wheat, which Is often boiled
In advance to make It more tender, and
is then ground on much the same prim
itive style of stone hand-mill as that
used in old Mexico. After
the maize of wheat has been once
ground through the luind-mlll. It Is
passed through the same operation at
least once more, to make it till finer,
and then it is mixed into a very thin
batter in an olla, or decorated water
jar, fashioned from clay, fired and
painted by the women jiottery makers
of tbe trilie, who are wonderfully adept
in the potter's art, and that of decora
tion iu striking and yet tasteful de
signs. "If our flour prepared for the baking
be of wheat the bread will be of a
bluish tint, and if of corn. " whiter,
while the preparation lias beea made
above the wood-fed flame burning
In the fireplace of the Moiie
or concrete liouse, there lia.
been slowly hciting a slab of stone,
the upper surface of which Is
smooth and oily by long use in making
liaiwe. Kneeling before the hot stone,
when all is ready, the IndiaD woman
dips her hand into the jar of baiter at
her si'de and then swiftly sweeps that
dripping memtier over the face of the
tablet, leaving a broad veneer of liquid
dough, which thoroughly bakes in a
few seconds. Catching the thin edge
of the sheet of bread by the fingers of
the other band, she peels it almost off
the smooth stone by one dextrous jerk,
leaving one edge still attached. (Jiv
ing another sweep of her now freshly
bartered palm, she joins the two sepa
rate sheets Into one by slightly over
lapping the adhering film with the
fresh application. The double opera
tion of smearing and pealing coivtinues
In swift succession, and by the method
described there is no break in the long
strip of bread, which falls In ever
lengthening folds by the side of tbe
panndcra as she works. A Zuni wom
an takes great pride in her ability to
show the entire baking in one unforok
en sheet, no matter how long she may
continue. When finished, the long bolt
of bread is folded much after the fash
Ion of the leaves of an uncut maga
zine, and Is tbcu tightly rolled, that It
may not dry. In this manner it Is kept
In a state of preservation for future
use, for It Is seldom baked for Imme
"This 'iaper-brcad" is not used for
ordinary household purposes, but 1
baked when a party of warriors or
hunters are making ready for a long
trip Into tbe wilds, or when someone ia
departing on an extended Journey."
A sii4.aH buff-colored nut called tbe
pignon is the fruit of a species of pine
tree, a native of Upper California, and
Its healthful food qualities are greatly
appreciated by California and Oregon
It Is a little nut about an inch In
length, and Is rather three-sided, a tri
fle longer than round. Tbe bard thick
shell would sorely tax one', patience,
and It surely would be difficult to get
the sweet edible kernal free from out
side entanglement; but as the shell
matures, a slight crack appear, upon
one aide, allowing entrance for the
blade of a pen knife or nut-pick, and,
presto! tbe walls of tbe little brown
house fall apart a small white kernal
Is discovered, enveloped in a thin film
of gauzy brown. A most surprising
number of nuts are found In one cone;
this, however, does not appear so mar
velous when one takes Into aocount the
actual size of tbe cone, measuring, as
is often tbe case, a foot In length and
seven hundred inches in diameter, hav
ing fully two hundred scales, in each
of which lie two seeds, so that In a per
fectly fertile cone a harvest of four
hundred pretty brown nut. may be
counted on. Tbe yield from a single
tree Is often enormous. Ilarper'a Ba
zar. - The Cunning Reynard.
Boutbey's story Is of a tame fox at
Brldgewater, which had been brought
up from a cub to run In tbe wheel as
a turnspit One day, however, bis
vagabond Instincts proved too much
for him, and lie determined to take
a holiday. The flesh pots of bis Egypt
were a dust and ashes to bis palate
compared with the chickens of his own
selection. Unfortunately he chose the
hunting season for bis excursion, and
soon came In contact with bis heredi
tary persecutors. He evidently de
termined to give them a good run, for
he took them twice through a stream,
after a grand circumbendibus, which
Involved a chase of nearly thirty miles;
be made bit way back with bounds Iu
full cry, and re-entering tbe kitchen,
resumed operation in the wheel with
as much unconcern as though be had
never left It The fat cook, with whom
be was a great favorite, succeeded in
beating the hounds off till the arrival
of tbe huntsman, who humanely as
sisted In saving a life, which, If sa
gacity and Ingenuity be virtues, well
deserved to be scared. English Illus
fULTOW'B FIRST FARE.
First Recognition for Adaption of.
Steam to Navigation. ;
There was one little Incident In Rob
ert l'nltou's life aliout which few eo
pie know aud which Fulton uever f
got. It Unjk place shortly before the
return trip of bis famous boat's voyage
by steam up the Hudson Hiver. At
the tluie all Albany flocked to the
wharf to see the strange craft, but so
tliuorons were they that few cared to
board her. One gentleman, however,
uot uly boarded her, but sought ou
Fultrm, wlmin be found In the cabin,
and the following conversation took
"This Is Mr. Fulton, I presumeT'
"Do you return to New York with
"We shall try to get back, Blr."
"Have you any objection to my re
turning with you?"
"If you wish to take your chances
with us, sir. I have no objection."
"What Is the fare?"
After a moment's hesitation, Fulton
replied, "Six dollars." And wlieu that
amount was laid In his hand he gazed
at It a long time, and two big tears
rolled down his cliecks. Turning to
the passenger, he said:
"Excuse me, sir, but this Is the first
pecuniary reward I have received for
all my exertion In adapting steam to
navigation. I would gladly commemo
rate the occasion with a little dinner,
but I nm too poor now even for that
If we meet again, I tnist it will not
be the case."
As history relates, tlie voyage ter
minated successfully. Four years later
Fulton was sitting in tlie cabin of the
Clermont, then called the North Kiver,
when a gent'eman entered. Fulton
glanced at him. and then sprang up
ami gladly sliook his hand. It lias his
first passenger, and over a pleasant lit
tle dinner Fulton entertained his guest
with the history of his success, and
ended with saying that tlie first actual
recognition of his usefulness to his fellow-men
was tlie six dollars 'paid to
him by bis first passenger. Ha rper's
The smoke of woolea rags Is a cure
for the most dangerous wounds. A
buly ran a machine needle through her
finger. She could not be relensed till
the machine had tieen taken to pieces,
and It was found the needle bad brok
en into three pieces in the flesh. The
process of extraction was most diffi
cult, the pain reaching the shoulder,
ami danger of lockjaw was feared.
Woolen rags were put on burning
coals, and, by holding the finger in
the smoke, all pain was driven away
and never returned, though the finger
took long to heal.
The smoke and smell of tbe burning
rags may be unpleasant but that Is a
slight drawback compared with the
danger of lockjaw, or great pain and
consequent fever. Another iiwKw
wm the care of a wound inflicted by
an enraged cat, which tore the flesh
from tlie wrist to tbe cllxrw and bit
through tbe fleshy part of tbe hand.
One ministration of the smoke ex
tracted all tbe pain, which bad been
Bestow a loon on humanity and
help to Kpul,'irize tbe baked banana as
an article of food for rich and poor es
pecially the poor. No ioor child nt-ed
go to school hungry. One cent will
buy a good sized banana, which, when
baked In Its skin In an oven for fif
teen or twenty minutes until it Is quite
soft and bursts open, alone makes a
Bananas should never be eaten raw;
they are very Indigestible. Youngsters
fed on raw bananas nearly always suf
fer from diseases of the intestinal ca
bal and convulsions. Physicians call
kuch children "banana babies."
Baked bananas are also tlie Ideal
food for nervous ihtsoiis and anae
mics, also brain workers. New York
A man owned a parrot for a long
time, and all tbat it could say was
"There is no doubt aliout It" At
length the owner, being tired of this
song, resolved to sell it. He took It
to the market at Huddersficld, singing
out: "Twenty pounds for my Poll."
A gentleman who was passing the
market beard the price, aud went to
tlie parrot and said:
"Art thou worth LW
Tolly's reply was, of course: "There
i. no doubt about it"
The gentk'tnan was much pleased at
this, and readily bought the irrt
After some time the gentleman found
out, to his surprise, that Poll was all
"No doubt," ami be, full of rage at his
twenty pounds' worth of disappoint
ment, exclaimed to the Poll:
"What a fool I was to give 20 for
a thing like you!
Poll then most decidedly replied:
"There's no doubt about it!" From
Answers. . . - . .
Lady of the House "Did you mall
my letter, as I told you, Husan?"
Hired Girl "Sure, mum, I did; but
I bad it weighed first and as It was
double weight I put another atamp on
Lady of the House "Thafa right;
only I hope you didn't put the extra
stamp on ao It would obliterate the
Hired Girl "Indeed, I didn't mum;
I just stuck It on tbe top of the other
sump so aa to save room." New York
Flannlran How'd yes git th' black
oye, Casey T
Casey Ol ahllpped on' landed on me
back. . r
Flannlgan But, me good mon, y r
face ain't located on y'r back. ,
Casey (gloomily) -No, nather wuz
Flnnegan.-Truth, v .
Af tW fkltfT oT'rtcftiehliTer, or Mur
frceslioro. as some lilstoriaus name It
L'.eutenant Hallaek, of I lie Union Army
bud tlie misfortune to lose one of his
eyes. In iwn, be was promote! to tie
first lieutenant : hi tbe regular army,
and was stationed ot one of the Indian
lots on the plains.
He had a small blue eye of glass, tui
thinking. tbathe could nvt.obtaln artl-
flclarererso far away from ne large
cities, he bought two other glass eyes,
for use should his regular false eye be
On a Certain occasion, Lie ,.t nant Hal-
leck was visited by a one-eyed Indian
warrior, who wished to see the."wbite
man's funny eye." The brave was
much nleased with the sight, and after
awhile lie liesought the officer to lend
him one of the extra bit of glass.
"Hut your sound eye iH as black as
coal and as big as a saucer." protested
the lieutenant ""d these eyes are lit
tle and blue."
The Indian Insisted, however, and
at last prevailed on the lieutenant to
lend him one of the eyes.
The lieutenant says that ho never
saw an Indian so delighted. Clad in a
long shirt and an old plug luit tbe
brave walked around the camp as
nroud as Lucifer. His big black eye
and his little blue eye were in amusing
He succeeded In making tlie other
Indians believe Hint he could see.,
through the blue eye as well as
through his natural one. and no hap
pier warrior than lie ever stmt ted lie
fore admiring squaws. (Joldeu Hays.
I went to Bethlehem several times.
usually returning toward dtit-k, says
n coittrtluilor to McClure's Magizive.""
I constantly met the "Bethlehem men "
as they are culled-merchants, mason.
caipciiters, laborers returning on foot
from tiieir long and hard day's work
in Jerusalem. Tlie hours of labor in"
the Fast are from sunrise to sunset;
and tluise men would leave Bethlehem "
early In tlie morning, and, after walk
ing six utiles to their daily task, work
all day and walk buck, at dusk to
rlii.lr lute oiul hchIiIV HUDIier. The
younger nnfi looked worn out ; - the
older men seemed to have lost all a
strength, and their eyes frequently
looked dull and almost glazed. 1 was
Invited to visit a family In Bethlehem.
Their liome was on tlie second floor of
a building. It consisted of n single
room about fifteen feet square, with a
concrete floor, and not a single article
of furniture save a tiny charcoal stove.'"
It was clean; there were plenty of win
dows; and the window-sills were low
and broad and were used Instead of
chairs. There were little cupboard
built in the walls, which held the food
and the few dishes. At one side of the
room was a large recess, perhaps two
feet deep, three feet Ultth nod mix fret
long. Here were piled blankets, rugs
and quilts, neatly folded. At night
the rugs were spread on the floor aud
the family slept ou them, using the
blankets and quilts for covering. On
great occoRlons a little circular table,
alxnit three feet across and one foot
On a lonely farm near North Branch
Mr. and Mrs. John Botinlman and two
sons met Instant death in a pecullar'-Z."
aud dreadful manner. It Is the cus
tom among the fanners In that neigh-.
liorlMMnl to store their large potato '
crops In pits In the ground. The Bon
nlmans were well-to-do fanners and
tlK'lr pit was unusually large and elab
orate. One day Mr. Botulinum built -a
fire In tlie pit, as be feared the frost
would penetrate it.
In the morn lug be and bis oldest ma T
went to straighten up the place;
together tliey lifted the heavy trap- ....
door, and the father, a stal
wart man of fifty years, let blra- .
self down Into tlie pit In an Instant,
to the horror of the young man, he
dropped dead, or at least unconseiou, -Tlie
son gave a shriek of terror and
went to the rescue of bis fattier.
He, too, lR'carne a corpse, but his
scream bad brought bis brother, a boy
of eighteen, from the barn, and a mo-1".
miit later the mother came running
from the house, followed by ber young- .
est soil, a lad of fourteen years. The""
second son arrived first and dropsd
Into the death trap, thinking to help
hia father and brother, but the fire
damp killed him In a twinkling.
When the mother arrived, she too.
jumiicd into the pit She was imme
diately overiHiwered, but bad streng-u.-j
left to tell her remaining son wit n jsr
come into the cellar, New Yolk
The oldest postmaster In continuous
service In tlie United States lives In
Central Pennsylvania. His name Is
Joseph Strode, and he lives at Strodc's
Mills, a pretty village In Mlttin coun
ty. This old pioneer jsist master, say the
Cresset! ltccord, has held the one iosl
tloh since 1K1.. As a recognition of
bis long and faithful sen-ice for the '
government, tbe Post Office Hepart
mcnt at Washington had his picture
on exhibition at tbe World's Fair, and
II was considered one of the most In
teresting features of that great de
partment A lady had been III and under medi
cal treatment for a long time. As she
grew no better all (he while, she lie
came distrustful of her physician's
skill and did no( wish to sec him and
yet she was not imld enough to tell
blm so. She communicated the
state of her mind to ber maid.
"L'ave '1m to me, mum. Tare 'im to
me!" said the girl.
By -aud by tbe doctor came to tbe
door, and Bridget oeiied It aliout an
"Borry, sir," said she, "but ye can't
come In the day, doctlmr."
"Can't come lor Ilow'a thatr
"Tbe ml.tree do be too III for to see
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