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CHAPTER II. (Continued.)
So with Jason in the bouse by the
sea, and Sunlocks in the house by the
lake, the weeks went by; and the
summer that was coming came, and
'ike a bird of passage the darkness
of night fled quite away, and the sun
shone that shines at midnight.
And nothing did Jason see of the
face that followed him In visions, and
nothing did he hear of the man known
to him as A25, except reports of brutal
treatment and fierce rebellion. But on
a day a month after he had returned
to the stockade he was going In his
tired and listless "way between ward
ers from one solfatara at the foot of
be bill to another on the breast of
Jt, when he came upon a horror that
blade bis blood run cold.
It was a man nailed by his right
hand to a great socket of iron In a
Jog of driftwood, with food and drink
within sight but out of reach of him,
and a huge knife lying close by his
side. The man was A25.
Jason saw everything and the mean
ing of everything in an instant, that
to get at the food for which he starv
ed that man must cut off his own
right hand. And there, like a devil, at
his elbow, lay the weapon that was to
Nothing so inhuman, so barbarous,
30 fiendish, so hellish, had Jason yet
Keen, and with a cry like the growl of
an untamed beast, he broke from the
warders, took the nail In his fingers
like a vice, tore it up out of the
Weeding hand, and set Michael Sun
At the next Instant his wratch was
rone, and ho had fallen back to his
jlsticss mood. Then the warders hur
ried up, laid hold of both men, ar.d
bustled them away with a brave shrw
if strength nnd courage to the office
cf the Captain.
Jorgon Jorgcnscn himself was there,
and It was he who had ordered the
ruthless punishment. The warders told
their tale, and ho listened to them
with a grin on his cruel face.
"Strap them up together," he cried,
"lag to lex and arm to arm."
And when this was done he said,
"So you two men are fond of one
another's company! Well, you shall
bave enough of it and to spare. Day
after day, week after week, month
cftc.r month, like as you are now, you
shall live together, until you abhor
and detest ami loathe the sight of each
other. Now go!"
THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF
Red Jason and Michael Stinloeks.
now lashed together, were driven back
to their work like beasts of the field.
They knew very well what their pun
ishment meant to them that In every
hour of life henceforth. In every act,
through every thought, each man
should drag a human carcass by his
side. The barbarity of their doom
was hideous; but strangely different
were the ways they accepted it.
Michael Sunlocks was aflame with in
dignation: Jason was crushed with
shame. The upturned face of Sun
locks was pale, his flaxen hair was
dishevelled, his bloodshot eyes were
afire. Hut Jason's eyes, full of con
fusion, were bent on the ground, his
tanned face trembled visibly, and his
red hair, grown long as old old, fell
over his drooping shoulders like a
mantle of blood.
And as they trudged along, side by
side, In the first hours of their un
natural partnership, Sunlocks strug
gled hard to keep bis eyes from the
man with whom he was condemned
to live and die, lest the gorge of his
very soul should rise at the sight of
him. So he never once looked at Ja
son through many hours of that day.
And Jason, on his part, laboring with
the thought that it was he who by his
rash act had brought both of them
to this sore pass, never once lifted his
eyes to the face of Sunlocks.
Yet each man knew the other's
thought before ever a word had passed
between tbem. Jason felt that Sun
locks already abhorred him, and Sun
locks knew that Jason was ashamed.
This brought them after a time Into
sympathy cf some sort, and Jason
tried to speak and Sunlocks to listen.
"I did not mean to bring you to
this," said Jason, bunrbly. And Hun
locks, with head aside, answered as
well as ho could for the disgust that
choked him, "You did It for the best."
"Hut you will hate me for it," said
And once again, with that com
posure he could command, Sunlocks
answered, "How could I hate you for
saving me from such brutal treat
ment?" 'Then you don't regret It?" said Ja
"It Is for you, not frr ma, to re
gret It," said Sunlocks.
"Me?" said Jason.
Through all the shameful hours the
sense of his own loss hail never yet
com to him. From first to last he
had thought only of Sunlocks.
"My liberty was gne already," snld
Sunlocks. "Hut you were free free
as anyone can be in this hell on earth.
Now you are bound you are here like
thls-snd I am the cause of It."
Then Jason's rugged face was sud
denly III up with surprising Jay. "That
is nothing," he said.
"Nothing?" said Sunlocks.
"I mean that 1 care nothing, If you
don't," snld Jason.
It was the turn of Hunl-icks to feel
surprise. He hnlf turned towards Ja
son. "Then you don't regret It?" he
"No," said .lawn firmly. "And you?"
Sunlock fill t hat tears, not disgust,
were ch ;i1 I rig him now.
"No," ho answered shamefacedly,
turning his head away.
"March!" shouted the warders, who
had been d ir'.clng their smuggled
Miens while ihe.'r prisoners had been
That day, Jorgen Jorgensen went
Hhck to Reykjavik, f'jr the tlmo of
AJthlrg wui near, and he had to pre
pare for his fourteen days at Thing
velllr. And the Governor being gone,
the Captain of the Mim made bold
so far to relax the inhumanity of his
sentence as to order that the two men
who were bound together during the
hours of work should be separated for
the hours of sleep. But never for
getting his own suspicion that Red
Jason wa san ally of Michael Sun
locks, planning his escape, he ordered
also that do speech should be allowed
to pass between them. To prevent all
communication of any kind he direct
ed that the men should work and
sleep apart fro mthe other prisoners,
and that their two warders should at
tend them day and night.
But though the rigor of discipline
kept them back from free intercourse,
no watchfulness could check the stolen
words of comfort that helped the
weary men to bear their degrading
That night, the first of their life to
gether, Michael Sunlocks looked into
Jason's face and said, "I have seen
you before somewhere. Where was
But Jason remembered the hot
words that had pursued hlu on the
day of the burning of the beds, and
so he made no answer.
After a while, Michael Sunlocks
looked closely into Jason's face again
and said, "What is you name?"
"Don't ask it," said Jason.
"Why not?" said Sunlocks.
"You might remember It."
"Even so, what then?"
"Then you might also remember
wlnt I did or tried to do, and you
would hate me for It, said Jasou.
"Was your crime so Inhuman?" said
"It would seem so," said Jason.
"Who sent you here?"
"You won't tell me your name?"
"I've got none, bo to speak, having
had no father to give me one. I'm
alone In the world."
Michael Sunlocks did not sleep
much that night, for the wound in Ills
hand was very painful, and next morn
ing, while Jason dressed it, he looked
into his face once more an.l said
"You say you are alone In the world?"
"Yes." said Jason.
"What of your mother?"
"She's dead, poor soul."
"Have you no slater?"
"No that's to say no, no."
"No one belonging to you?"
"Are you quite alone?"
"Ay, quite," said Jason. "No one to
think twice what b'.comes of me. No
body to trouble whether I'm here or
In a better place. Nobody to care
whether I live or die.
He tried to laugh as he said this,
but in spite of his brave show of un
concern his deep voice broke and his
strong face quivered.
"Hut what's your own name?" he
"Call me brother," said Sunlocks
"To your work." cried the ward
ers, and they were hustled out.
Their work for the day was delving
sulphur from the banks of the solfat
aras and loading It on the backs of
their ponies. And while their ward
ers dozed In the heat of the noonday
Klin, they wiped their brows and
At that moment Jason's eyes turned
towards the hospital on the opposite
side of the hill, and he remembered
what he had heard of the good woman
who had been nurse there. This much
at least he knew of her, that she was
the wife of his yoke-fellow, and he
was about to speak of her trouble and
dishonor when Michael Sunlocks said:
"After all, you are luckiest to be
alone In the world. To have ties of
affection Is only to be the more un
happy. "That's true," eald Jason.
"Say you love somebody, and all
your heart is full of her? You lose
her, and then where are you?"
"But that's not your own case," said
Jason. "Your wife is alive, is she
"Then you have not lost her?"
"There is a worse loss than that of
death," said Sunlocks.
Jason glanced quickly into his face,
and said tenderly, "I know 1 under
stand. There was another man?"
"And he robbed you of your love?"
"And you killed him?" cried Jason,
with panting breath.
"No. Hut Ood keep that man out of
"Where Is he now?"
"Heaven knows. He was here, but
he Is gone; for when the Republic fell
I was Imprisoned, and two days be
fore that he was liberated."
"Silence!" shouted the warders,
awakening suddenly and hearing
Jason's eyes had begun to fill, and
down his rugged checks tho big drops
were rolling one by one. After that
he checked the Impulse to speak of the
nurse. The wife of his yoke-fellow
must be an evil woman. The prisoner
priest must have been taken In by her.
For once the warders must have been
And late that night, while Jason was
dressing the wounded hand of Michael
Sunlocks with wool torn from hit, own
sheepskin Jeikln, he eald, with his
"I scarce thought there was any
thing in common between us two.
You're a gentleman, and I'm only a
rough fellow. You have been brought
up tenderly, and I have been kicked
about the world ever since I was a
lad In my poor mother's home, flod i
rest her! Hut mv life hnn been liu,. I
yours in one thing."
"What's that?" said Michael Sun
locks. "That another man has wrecked It,"
snld Jason, "f never had but one
glint of sunshine In my life, and thnt
man wiped It out forever. It was a
woman, and she was all the world to
ra. Hut she was proud and I was
poor. And he was rich, and he came
between us. He had everything, and
the world was at bis feet. 1 had notn
ing but that woman's love, end he
Wok it from me. It was too cruel, and
I could not bear H God knows 1 could
"Walt" cried Michael Sunlocks. "Is
that why you are here! D.d you
you did not no "
"No, I know not what you mean;
but I did not kill blm. No, no, I have
never seen bim. I could never meet,
him, try how I would."
"Where is he now?"
"With her In happiness and freedom
and content, while I am here in misery
and bondage and these ropes. But
there will be a reckoning between us
yet. I know there will. I swear there
will. As sure as there is a God in
Heaven, that man and I will one day
stand together face to face."
Then Michael Sunlocks took both
"My brother," he cried fervently.
"Brother now more than ever; brother
in suffering, brother in weakness,
brother In strength."
"Silence there!" shouted the ward
ers, and the two men were separated
for the night.
The wound in the band of Michael
Sunlocks grew yet more painful, and
he slept even less than before. Next
day the power of life was low in him,
and seeing this, Jason said, when the
warders stepped up to lash them to
gether, "He is 111, and not Bt to go
out. Let me work alone today. I'll
do enough for both of us."
But no heed was paid to Jason's
warning, and Michael Sunlocks was
driven out by his side. All that day,
the third of their life together, they
worked with difficulty, for the wound
in the hand of Sunlocks was not only
a trouble to himself but an Impediment
to Jason also. Yet Jason gave no hint
of that, but kept the good spade going
constantly, with a smile on his face
through the sweat that stood on it, and
little stolen words of comfort and
cheer. And when the heat was strong
est, and Sunlocks would have stumbled
and fallen, Jason contrived a means to
use both their spades together, only
requiring that Sunlocks should stoop
when he stopped, that the warders
might think he was still working. But
their artifice was discovered, and all
that came of It was that they were
watched the closer and driven the hard
er during the hours that remained of
Next day the fourth of their direful
punishment, Sunlocks rose weak and
trembling, and scarce able to stand
erect. And with what spirit he could
summon up he called upon the warders
to look upon him and see how feeble
he was, and Bay If it was fair to his
yoke-fellow that they should compel
him to do the work of two men and
drag a human boy after him. But
the wards only laughed at his protest
and once again he was driven out by
Juson s side.
Ing and heavy were the hours that
followed, but Sunlocks, being once
started on his way, bore up under it
very bravely, murmuring as little as he
might, out of thought for Jason. And
Jason helped along nls stumbling foot
steps as well as he could for the arm
that was bound to him. And seeing
how well tbey worked by this double
power of human kindness, the warders
laughed again, and make a mock at
Sunlocks for hl3 former cry of weak
ness. And so, amid tender words be
tween themselves, and Jeers cast in
upon them by the warders, they made
shift to cheat time of another weary
The fifth day went by like the fourth,
with heavy toil and pain to make It
hard, and cruel taunts to make it bit
ter. And many a time, as they delved
the yellow sulphur bank, a dark chill
crossed the hearts of both, and they
thought In their misery ho.v cheerfully
they would dig for death itself, if only
it lay In the hot clay beneath them.
(To be continued.)
The stono for the great wall of the
dam across the Nile at Aasuan is be
ing obtained from the quarries of
which the Temples of Phllae are be
lieved to have beeu built the unhap
py Phllae which, when the dam is
completed, will be submerged and part
ly disappear from sight for the first
time In its 1,000 years of existence.
The granite blocks that are being
quarried for this, the first great engl7
neerlng achievement of the twentieth
century, bear the marks of wedgo
used thirty centuries ago.
Slitr-Two Tear Married.
Near Attica, the other day, when tha
neighbors went over to congratulata
Grandpap and Grandma McDanlel on.
the sixty-second anniversary of their
marriage, they found grandpap out in
the field planting corn, while grandma
was cleaning up the breakfast clutter
In the kitchen. When the good folk
told grandpap the object of their visit,
he said: "Lordy, lordy, how tlmo does
fly!" Kansas City Journal.
Mrllran Corktall Ara Powerful.
American barrooms are multiplying
In the City of Mexico. Their so-called
"American drinks" are almost as dead
ly as knockout drops, and the Imbibers
of them are very likely to bo given,
tho chance to sober up In tho police
station. Three Mexican cocktails are
usually powerful enough to paralya
I.lkv to sa iha Hun It I.e.
President McKinley and party reach
ed Altoona about C this morning on
their way to Washington. The presi
dent had arisen at 5 o'clock to view tho
sunrise on the Alleghanles. "That Is
a sight I never miss," ho remarked to
tho Pullman conductor. Philadelphia,
Cuar Ha TwentT-"een Phrtlrlan.
The czar of Russia has twenty-seven
physicians, and they are all selected
from th medical cclebretlcg of Russia.
There la a first physlclan-ln-chlef; then
come ten honorary surgeons, two oc
ulists, a chiropodist and honorary chir
opodist, two court physicians and three
specialists for the cza.-lpa.
The sight of a person in convulsions
Is terrifying, but in the great majority
of cases the sufferer is in no immediate
danger. Whether or not the convul
sion foreshadows a serious ending de
pends upon a variety of causes. As a
rule, convulsions are more serious In
adults than in children, especially very
young children. Two things are nec
essary for the occurrence of convul
sions: First, an unstable condition of
the nervous system, the predisposing
causeand secondly, some exciting
causa sufficient to disorder the weak
ened nerve centers. The instability of
the nervous system is more pronounc
ed in children than in adults, and
seems often to be hereditary, the mem
bers of certain families being more
prone to fits than others. Certain
chronic diseases of nutrition, such as
rickets, are associated with an irrita
bility of the brain and spinal cord, and
convulsions are peculiarly frequent in
children suffering from such diseases.
Convulsions in children are very com
mon at the onset of one of the acute
fevers, such as scarlatina or measles.
At that time the convulsions have
no special significance, but when oc-
curlng later during an attack of scarlet
fever, they may point to the existence
of kidney disease. In whooping cough
convulsions are sometimes produced
in consequence of deficient aeration of
the, blood, owing to a partial collapse
of the lungs. In children convulsions
are perhaps most commonly the result
of some disorder of the digestive tract,
caused by the presence of indigestible
material in the stomach or bowels, or
of Intestinal worms. Inflammation of
the ear Is another common exciting
cause of convulsions, but teething.
which Is blamed for so many fits, very
seldom causes convulsions, unless the
eruption of the teeth Is exceedingly
difficult and painful. In children, as
In adults, convulsions may be due to
hysteria or to epilepsy. They may be
caused by a great shock to the nervous
system, such as a severe fright. Men
ingitis or a tumor of the brain may
also cause them, both in children and
Whatever the cause, It will be safe
to put a child with convulsions Into a
not too hot bath say at a temperature
of about ninety-six or ninety-seven de
grees. Nerve sedatives are usually
prescribed In the hope of preventing
a second convulsion, but the cause, if
discoverable, must of course be re
moved. ABMOKKI) MOTOR CAR.
One of the latest war devices is an
armored motor car designed by an En
glish engineering firm. It Is intended
for use in the time of war in protect
ing railways, and during peace to
serve as a pilot for ordinary trains.
for inspecting the road, or for the
sending of dispatches. The car is
propelled by a seven . horse-power water-cooled
motor, which Is entirely
automatic in action. It produces its
own igniting spark by means of a
magneto-electric machine, can be
started in a minute, and Is fed either
by petrol or ordinary petroleum.
Owing to the" absence of any open
flame no danger from fire or explosion
AS THE CAR APPEARS.
exists. The armor Is constructed in
two parts the under and upper parts
the latter being of a crinoline shape.
The under part of the armor, protect
ing the machinery, is constructed of
heavy nickel-steel plates. Owing to
the great care In the design and the
construction having been used the car
runs almost silently and without vi
bration, thus enabling accurate aim
even while traveling at a high speed.
Sufficient room has been allowed for
about 40,000 rounds for the ordinary
machine gun of 30.1 type, and the oil
tanks contain sufliclent fuel for 200
miles At night searchlights may be
used in connection with the engine.
The total weight of the vhlcle, com
plete with armor, Is 28 hundredweight.
The car carries a ono-pound Maxim
gun and a small machine gun is
manned by one officer nnd two or three
men, and la capable of a speed up to
30 miles an hour. Tho idea Is that a
railway line extending over 500 mil"
could be held by 2H of these tars.
KITES IN ftlCARCIf EOR POLE.
Cant. J. C. Ilernler of Quebec, who
is one of the adventurers now planning
a fresh attack upon tho North Pole,
thinks that, even If he falls to rench
the pole, or Its Immediate neighbor
hood, he can at least bring back pho
tographs of Inacceslblo places nnd
scenes by employing kites cnrrylng
photographic cameras. Within a few
years past photographs of the earth's
surface taken at high elevntlons by tho
aid of kites have become comparative
ly common. Capt. Bernier believes
that the method will prove practicable
in the Arctic. He also intends to dis
patch small balloons each month car
rying records of the progress of tho
expedition, hoping that some of these
balloons may drift far enough to the
south to be picked up by vessels or in
IMPROVED FIbHINO REEL.
There are a number of reasons why
the Improved Ashing reel shown in the
accompanying illustration should
prove of value to the fisherman, the
WINDS UP THE LINE EASILY,
chief of which seems to be that the
reel does not project from the slda
of the pole to prevent packing in small
compass. Then the winding mechan
ism is operated by reciprocating tho
casting instead of turning a small
crank, and the inventor claims im
provements also In the drag and line
laying mechanism. The reel proper Is
mounted on a rod passing lengthwise
through the reel and is revolved by a
system of gearing at one end of the
casing, the train of gears being in
turn actuated by the reciprocating mo
tion imparted to the reel casing by the
hand. The line enters the casing at
the end and is guided in winding on
the spool by a sliding eyelet, which
prevents kinks in the line when It is
desired to pay it out rapidly. As the
reel forms a part of the pole, it is not
necessary to detach it and pack it
away by itself when the day's sport is
THE TRUMPET OK A MOTH.
The late Professor Moseley; the Eng
lish entomologist, maintained that the
noise produced by the death's head
moth comes from the insect's pro
boscis, and Is caused by blowing air
through it. Recently Professor Poul
ton employed a
stethoscope in the
examination of a
living specimen of
the moth, in the
presence of the
and proved that the sound really does
come from the proboscis; and then,
by showing that the sound ceased when
the end of the proboscis was dipped
in water, he supported Professor
Moseley's opinion that a blast of air
was the cause of the noise.
CANADA'S NICKEL PRODUCTION.
Although nickel was not discovered
in paying quantities in Canada un.il
1887, ft is said that that country now
produces 40 per cent of the world's
supply of nickel. The deposits of the
metal are in a district near Sudbury
In Ontario, covering an area of about
70 miles by 40. The ore contains about
three per cent of nickel and about an
equal quantity of copper, together with
considerable iron and sulphur. The
nickel and copper are not extracted In
Canada, but in the United States. One
mine has already reached a depth of
We Ar Ear Ahead.
Americans are twenty years in ad
vance of other nations In the art of
bridge design and construction. Tho
steel of which a bridge Is made repre
sents about half of its cost. Steel is
now made in the United States at
much less cost thun in any other coun
try. Light ami Hllk Worm.
M. Camllle Flammarion, the oela
brated astronomer, has been studying
the effect of colored light on silk
worms. White light yields the max
imum and blue light the minimum
production of silk. Next to white light
the purple of the red end of the spec
trum gives the best results.
A ftiibmltute for Coal.
A workman In a German chemical
works has Invented a substitute for
coal, which costs about 25 cents per
220 pounds to manufacture,' Peat is
(he basis of the fuel. It gives out great
heat, burns with a bright flame and
leaves no sing and only a small quan
tity of white ash. TIip pe.it Is dried.
chemicals and pressed Into brick shape.
The largest gulf Is the Oulf of Mexi
co, which has an area of about 800,000
square mlleB, double that of tho Bay
of Bengal and nearly one-third the
nrea of tho United States.
Some people- don't know very much,
nnd what little they do know they are
not altogether sure of.
PISH THAT CLIMB STAIRS.
lu Traveling- to banner Ilaaat The
IMaplay Acrobatic Ability.
It is not an uncommon thing to see
on pleasant days, when the flsh are
running at East Taunton, hundreds of
men, women and children clustered
around the fishway watching the flsh
struggling up against the strong cur
rent and trying to get into the smooth
er waters above the dam, where they
may shoot off at leisure to the spawn
ing place in the Nemasket, says the
Boston Herald. The fishway Is so con
structed that it is impossible for tho
fish to make a clear swim from top to
bottom or vice versa. They must work
up the river in the eddies, for the tide
is also very strong there near the dam
and until they reach the lower part of
the fishway. Thence they struggle and
wriggle into the lower entrance of
the fishway, thus making sure of at
least a chance to rub up against the
boards and rest before they begin their
wearisome fight for the top and smooth
water. It is in the fishway that the
interest of the average spectator Is
centered, since here the flsh can be
seen plainly In bunches almost thick
enough for one to walk across on their
backs, and where one may easily reach
down and pull tbem out of the water.
They are generally packed in so thick
that they cannot escape the quick
moving hand of man or boy. From
right to left and from left to right,
steadily, slowly, they keep on in the
effort to get out of the fishway, and it
is one of the prettiest sights imagin
able to watch the little fellows.plucky
and game to the last, as they almost
imperceptibly work out of one passage
way into another and crowd each other
against the corner. No matter how
many people are close to them, so close
that they could be touched with the
hand or cane, they appear to pay no
attention to their interested audience,
but keep right on about their business.
A watchman is on duty at the fishway
all of the time to see that no one dis
turbs them, but when his attention Is
taken up by questions that are asked
frequently, those who like the fish
right out of ihe water smuggle them
out and are away before they have
been apprehended. It is understood
that there are thousands of these her
rings stolen in this way and other
ways before they get to the clear water
but there doesn't seem to be any help
TALLOW DIPS IN MEXICO.
Olil Commercial Houaei Adhere to Primi
tive Method of Lighting-.
Electric lights are coming into more
general use all the time in the City of
Mexico as the various companies add
to the capacities of their plants. Three
companies are now furnishing electric
light and power. An American com
pany is preparing to erect a modern
as nlant. Several paanlino inmn
paniea are operating in the republic
through local agents. Candles, how
ever, remain in very general use among
all classes. Petroleum costs from 60 to
70 cents a gallon, while tallow candles
of local manufacture can be purchased
as low as one cent each, this price nat
urally for a small taper. Mexican
workmen can get along with less light,
apparently, than any other class. In
some of the old fashioned offices of im
portant commercial houses no other
light than tallow dips is ever known.
A bookkeeper may be seen making his
entries in a great ledger with the light
of a single candle, and the wealthy
proprietor may be found bending over
his big mahogany desk flanked by two
tall and stately candelabra. A Mexi
can printer can work with a candle
stuck carelessly into one of his boxes,
and two tailors in the small shops can
be seen sharing the rays of a single
lip. The opportunities for the sale of
better lighting apparatus in Mexico
will be great when it can be provided
cheaply and of simple construction.
The great difficulty experienced with
most of the gasoline lights that are
on the market here Is that they require
careful attention, and in the hands of
ignorant Mexican servants they soon
get out of order. Pennsylvania Grit.
Artificial Mile In Valuable.
Artificial silk apparently can be
made, but it answers to the real thing
as oleomargarine answers to butter.
Going the rounds of the papers of Con
tinental Europe is an item that three
factories for the production of artifi
cial silk are in operation; that one, In
V.'olston, England, produces 6,600
pounds a week; one in Besancon,
France, 12,000 pounds, and one In
Spreitenbach, Germany, 3,500 pounds.
It Is stated, furthermore, that other
factories will soon be built in Belgium
and In Germany. Before tho Frankfort
Society of Natural Philosophy Dr.
Freund, in a recent lecture on the sub
ject, said that though artificial silk
can compete with natural silk. It is not
as valuable. Artificial silk has been
used as a covering for rabies and as a
substitute for horsehair, but It has a
tendency to break If wetted.and, there
fore, It must usually be mixed with
natural silk and cotton. The artificial
Bilk Is cheaper than the natural, and
more brilliant effects can be produced
with it. This industry, which Is said
to bo purely chemical, Is expected to b
developed to Its fulleset extent In a
few years. New York Press.
Mllllnna Inelnrt In Teia Oil.
Since the big Lucas oil geyser was
struck In the Texas oil fields lost Jan
uary nearly 100 companies have been
organized to sink wells, with aggrega'n
capital of nearly $.10,000,000. Six of
thn companies are capitalized at $1,
Many a stylish hut covers an empty
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