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S6e Bondmaa .. By HALL CAINE. CmHmwI Story. tiArinn v. (Continued.) With that he thrust spurs Into hla florae's sides and went off at utmost speed. Then Jason wan alone on the plain. Jot another human soul was left. The crowd was gone; the Mount of Laws was silent, and a flock of young sheep ran past it bleating. Over the moun tains to the south a red glow burned along the black sky and lurid flames Shot through it Such was the beginning of the erup tion of Skaptar. And Jason staggered along In the day-darkness alone, aban doned, shouting like a maniac, swea-. "ig Jike a man accursed, crying out to the desolate waste and the black winl aweeping over it that if this were ths end of the world he had a question to "k of Him who made it: Why He had broken His word, which said that the wages of sin was death why the avenger that was promised had not came 10 smite down the wicked and save the Just? a.- VL In this valley of the Loher- there I long peninsula of rock stretching be tween the western bank of the lake ana tne river called the Oxarn It he Kins in narrow neck where is a pass for one horse only, end ends In a deep pooi over a Jagged precipice, with a mighty gorge of water falling from the opposite ravine. It (s said that this awful place was used in ancient days for the execution of women who had killed their children, and of men who Jiad robed the widow and the orphan. Near the narrowest part of the pen insula a man was plunging along In the darkness, trusting solely to the 'light of his pony, for his own eyes could see nothing. Two long hours h? had been grouping his way from thi ...Cun.. c L wr 5, and lie Wtt Uii willilu Ine short mile of it. But at last he aaw help in his extremity, for a man on foot approached him out of the gloom. He took hm for a farmer of those parts and hailed him with hearty enmr. Good man," he said, "put me on the rignt path for Reykjavik and you shall nave five kroner, and welcome." But scarcely had he spoken when he recogtiiied the man he had met. and the man recognized him. The one wai Jason and the other Jorgen Jorgensen. Jorgen Jorgensen thought his hour had come, for, putting his hand to hl.i weapon, ho remembered that be had not reloaded it since he had shot at Jason, and so he flung it away. But the old -tiger was not to be subdued. Come,' he said, out of the black depths of his heart, "let us have done, l. What is It to ber ? Then Jason stepped back and sale", "That is the way to Reykjavik over the stream and through the first chasm on the left." At this Jorgen Jorgensen seemed ti catch bis breath. He tried to speak and could not. "No, said Jason. "It may be weak ness, it may be folly, It may be mad ness, but you were my mother's father, God pity her and forgive you, and not ven at the price of my brother's lifj will t have your blood on my hands. Go!" Jorgen Jorgensen touched his hone and rode on, with his gray, dishonored head deep in his breast. And, evil man as he was, surely his cold heart was smitten with shame. CHAPTER VI. No Althing was held in Iceland In flint ruor rtt IhA iri-Afi ortmHnti n .mi ... . . , n " - ji vi v. . Skaptar. The dread vlsitatiton lasted six Ion months, from the end of Jlum to the beginning of January of the year following. During that time the peo ple of the south and southeast, who fad been made homeless and penni less, were constantly trooping Into Reykjavik In hundreds and tens of hundreds. The population of the capi tal rose from less than two thousand to tnore than twenty thousand. Where so many were housed no man ever knew, and how they lived none can say. Kvery hut, every hovel, every hole wa full of human beings. Men, women and children crawled like vermin in every quarter. For food they had what fish came out of the sea, an J when the frost covered the fiord a foot deep with ice they starved on fish bones and moss and seaweed. By thin time a cry for help had gone up throughout Europe, and Denmark 'n - J"-! England had each Rent a shipload Vf provisions, corn and meal and pota- " - WW 11-. I . . - . I II. toes. I ne renei came late, me snip were caught in the Ice and held Ice bound a long moil l h off ReVkianesx, and when at length the food for whic'j the people famished was brought into Reykjavik harbor the potatoes were like slabs of leather and the corn and meal like blocks of stone. But even In this land of Are and -frost the Universal Mother Is good to her children, and the people lived through their distresses. By the end of February they were trooping back to the scenes of their former homes, for, desolate as those places were, they loved them and clung to them still. la tbe days of this awful calamity there were few that remembered Mich ael Sunlocks. Jorgan Jorgensen might nave had hie will of him then and scarce anybody the wiser. That ho held his hand waa due first to fear ami then to contempt: fear of Copenhagen, contempt of the man who bad lost his Influence over the people of lcelan.1. Ma Wsa wrong on both counts. Copen hagen cared nothing for the life of Michael Bualocka, and laughed at the revolution whereof he had been the bead and center. But when the people of Iceland recovered from tbe deadly visitation their hearts turned back to the man who had Buffered for their aakee. Then It appeared that through tbesi weary months Michael Sunlocks had ban lying In the little house of detail MM at Reykjavik with no man save owe and that waa old Adam Fair brother, to raloe a voice on hla behalf, Ud no woman, save one woman, aad A-,t waa Oraeha, to cling to blm la hla i Itv. Neither of tbete had been allowed to come near to him, but both had been with him always. Again and again old Adam had forced his way to the governor and protested that Michael Sunlocks was not being treaf, af laone' but as a condemned criminal and galley slave; and again and again Greeba had come and gone be tween her lodgings at the house of the bishop and her heart's home at the prison with food ni !! who lay in darkness and 'solitude. Li t tle he knew to whom he was thus be noiden, for she took pains to keep her secret but all Reykjavik saw what she Was doing". AnH ho k.) r.,i. '"' touched when she brought Her child from Krisuvik, thinking no shame of her altered state, content tj exist in simple poverty where she had once lived in wealth, if so be that she mlhr t..,t . .... --- uu,. mucn tne walls mat con "iea ner husband. Seeing how the sympathy waa going, Jorgan Jorgnsen set himself to con .u:r wnat step to take, and finally concluded to remove Michael Sunlocks ir as possible from the place where his power was still great and his temptation to use It was powerful. The omuiesi spot under his rule wa . . m ,. aiuni vinir iin ttta Arr circle, tbirty-flve miles from tb ...uu. ii was small; it was aparseiy populated; its inhabitants were nsnermen with no craft but open row boats; It had no trade; no ves sels touched at it. and the sea that separated it from Iceland was frozen during many months of the year. And to this island JorrenHun rlerlHe,! that ki.,..i . . ----- - oumocKs snouid go. wnen the word was hmnrhi in ajicnsei sunlocks he asked what 1. was expected to do on that little roc at the end of the world, and said thu OllVtun.. .,.,...!, ... - . wuum oe nis sentence or Jor gen death. I prefer to die, for I have no area reason to wish for life," he said "bu If r v....4 ii. . i.. - . juunv live, let me live her I am blind; I do not know the darkness cf this place, and all I ask of vou is nr ana water. ' Uia Adam. too. nrotested lnurllv fcnereupon Jorgen Joraensen answered wiln a smile that he had sunnotied that all he Intended to do wax for the hene- flt of the prisoner himself who would Eureiy prefer a whole island to live upon to being confined in a cell Reykjavik. "He will there have libertv to move about, said Jorgen, "and he will live under the protection of the Danish, laws. might take advantage, and for the ten. dernesg that could never resist a storj ct distreaa. (To Be Continued.) Coulda't Work Him for a "Temple." A civil engineer employed in Salf Lake City received recently from the cashier at the works at which he had oeen engaged his first week's wages, less 10 per cent. He askod why, hav ing worked a full week .at agreed rate, there should be any deduction. "It's the tithe for the Ter.nio" the answer, and on further Inquiry it appeared that It was uauai in Salt Lake City for every citUen or work man to pay over to the elders a sum representing a tithe, or 10 v-er cent of ,e.rninK8 or 8aintl- Tnu engineer said that he knew nothing about the Temple or the elders, ana that be cared less. He added that he would nave his full nav nr iinn h. why,- "Oh, it's entirelv nntinnai ' said the cashier, pushing over the ba'l- ut,ct Then that will be more than he has done here." said Adam, boldly, "where ne has existed at the caprice of a Dan isn tyrant" ine people of Revklav k heard of the banishment with surprise and an Ker, Dut nothing availed to prevent it When the appointed day came MLchal Sunlocks was marched out of hisi prison and taken off' towards the Bursting sand desert between a line of guards. There was a great throng to bid adieu to him and to groan at ttw power that sept him. His face was pale, but his bodily strength was good His step was firm and steady and gav; hardly a hint of his blindness. His farewell of those who crowded upon him was simple and manly. Good-bye," he said, "and tbouish with my eyes I cannot see you, I can see you with my heart, and that is the better sight whereof death alone can rob me. No doubt yon have much to forgive to me; so forgive it to me now, for we shall meet no more." There was many a sob at that word but the two w ho would have been most touched by It were not there to hear it. for Greeba and old Adam were busy 1th own enterprise, as we shall learn ernafter. When Michael Sunlocks was landed at Grlmsey he was offered first as bond man for life, or prisoner-slave to the largest bonder there, a grasping old lser named Jonsson, who, like Jor gen himself, had never allowed his ba l conscience to get the better of him But Jonsson looked at Sunlocks with a curl of the lip and saldr "What's tho use of a blind man?" So the end of all was that Sunlock was put in chargo of the priest of the Island. The priest was to take blm into bis house, to feed, clothe and attend to him, and report his condition twice a year to the gov ernor at Reykjavik. For such service to the state the good man was to re ceive an annua! stipend cf one hun dred kroner. And all arrangements being made, the escort that had brought Michael Sunlocks the ten days' journey over the d"ert thlr faces towards the capital. Michael Sunlocks was then on thi edge of the habitable world. There was no attempt to confine him. for hl.i home was an Island bound by a rocky coast; he was blind and therefore help less, and he could not step out a thou sand yards alone without the danger ol walking over a precipice Into the sea, So that with all bis brave show of lib erty he was as much In fetters as if his feet had been enchained to the earth beneath them. Tbe priest, who was In truth hi Jailer, wag one who has already been heard of In this history, being no other than the Slgfus Thomsson (titled Sir from his cure of souls ) who waa ban ished before for marrying Stephen Orry to Machael, the daughter of the Governor-OeneraJ Jorgenaen. He had been young then, and since hla lite had been cut In twain he had fallen Into some exceaaes. Thua it had often htppened that when hla people came to church over miles of their track It ss country he had been too drunk to go through with It, and sometimes When they wlabed to make aure of him for a wedding or a christening they had been compelled to decoy htm Into his houee over alght and lock him up until morning. Now he waa elderly and live alone, aave for a fractious old man aervant, in a straggling old moes covered bouae, or group of houses. He waa weak of will, timid aa a dear aad Infirm of purpose, yet' he waa beloved bv all men and pitied by all women for hla awtet almaUalty, whereof anyone Why tho King Dropped Albert. Many theories have been put for ward with regard to King Edward's Luuice oi name; that is, the dropping of the appellation "Albert." It Is, how ever, no secret that the king never lied the -name of "Albert " r.,i it ,a I'uiy in aererence to his mother's wisn that he signed himself "Albert Ed ward." More than once he asked to ue anowea to sign himself "Edward ui me queen wag obdurate. Tbe king knew that the name of "Albert" would not be congenial to the British nation. oon as yueen Victoria had passed away he communicated to Lord oaiisoury his wish to be known Edward VII. Oo Snip Authored on Aaothr. ii is not usual for a ship on the "' eaB " elect to cast anchor on ju oecic of a passing steamer; but imu is what a four masted schooner did recently in the Atlantic. The two vessels grazed in the fog. and the catted" port anchor of the schooner laugnt in the steamer's deck "by a iiukg. u fastened to an engineer's r""5 .win m 8ucn a manner as to bar his exit, but fortunately tbe chain parted Just as the room was being jippeo into fragments. The schooner followed the steamer to its destination .u iccover her anchor. Th Shah'a agO.OOO Automobile. a oiiuuer of motor earn in T.Wo France, has Just sent to Teheran an open carriage of the landau ahann nr. urea Dy me shah, at the price of -u.uuu, it has seats for five, one of wnicn is the driver. The body is painted royal blue, and the wheels tarmine. The seats are luxurious. Prlngy and covered with nearlv erav satin. Two handsome lamps stand out eu irom me driver s scat; the frames are sliver gilt, and the glass panes beveled; they are decora'ed in the middle with the lion and sun of Per sia. Artlatle Timekeeper. Phil Mar. the Inrion nrtiot ion. "t l me iin nr iv ho l.Bi-t.mo a nmeseeper in a large iron foi'ndi sys ne: -i was de chtert wi th. office, but the foundry masters were not anile so satisfied. At first they were surprised at the great nunctnaHrv of the entire saff of workmen; later uiey simpiy marveled at its continu ance, and finally they discovered that Kept tne timebook on a system of my own. THE BABY'S KIBST 8CMMKR. i-iuMinaro jij T n. .lit !'!Q born in Sf ptember or October, for then he will have but one summer to pass tnrough whlie his powers of resistance are very low. By the end of the sec ond year the child should have devel oped considerable strength of constitu tion, and ought, if properly cared for, to triumph over many evil influences to which the younger infant is very apt to succumb. The primary cause of Infant mortal ity in cities during midsummer is the Intense heat and next comes Is the case of bottle-fed children, the giving of indigestible food or of milk which has begun to change. The baby's life. in other words, depends upon his be ing kept cool and being properly fed. These matters are of such Import ance that in most of our cities the health boards Issue each summer leaf lets containing directions for the care or tbe baby, and distribute them among all the tenement-house dwellers. In these leaflets, mothers are warnod particularly to keep the baby and-all Its surroundings absolutely clean. The child should be sponged or bathed once or twice every day im lukewarm water, dried by wrapping im a soft towel, and then put fnto clean, dry clothes. The clothing should be light and loose and changed often-. rhe baby should never sleep in the 'otbes which tt has worn during the 'try, nor wear fn the day those which ave beer, slept in at night It should Jeep In a separate cot, and never a the bed with its mother. The sleep-ng-room should always be well aired, he windows being open1 day and night. iniiln? the day the baby should be f'Pt in the -open air as much as pos ibie. and n daily ride Into the coun y on a trolley car, or an excursion on ije water, if there is any large body Of it accessible wtir.-Hh, mriro nur. hap, thai, anything ene- to keep the little one in healtht H should never be forgotten that a baby nodB water to drink, and nlenty of It, In hot weather. The water simi'ld be boiled, then poured into a Lottie, half filling it, and well shaken to restore the air lost in boiling. This is then cooled, not iced, and' given to the baby in small quantities at fre quent intervals through the day. A uiiiFing baby has an immense ad- vr,tag over one that is bottle-fed. and on no account should weaning be attempted Just before or during the hot weather. If artificial feeding is neces sary, the physician should be con sulted as to the choice of a food, for among the many kinds on the market some are good and some are not. A baby's diet will be considered more fully in another article on the prevention of summer complaint. stairs afford a firm foothold on which the paasengers can stand until they reach tbe tipper level. A glance at the picture will show the plan on which the apparatus works, the treads forming automatically at the bottom of the lift by causing the supporting bars to pttSo into !i.eruaLe upper and lower sloU or guideways, thus bending the conveyor out of a straight line to form the treads and risers. Of course, the moving handrail is also provided to aid the passengers in maintaining tnelr balance. SOTHEBN'S LITTLE JOKfc Trick M FROGS' E8Ta in urazu a species of tree-frog uiyia laDer; constructs in the water a curious nest, or fortification, to pro tect its eggs and Its young from the attacks of fish. Starting at the bottom or a pond, the mother frog erects f.'vj a circular, tubelike wall of mud, which! q'iw "w -.. at the top projects above the anrfa PHI nf tha viler ,,-v. - '"w'li.-: it bears some re semblance to the crater of a minia ture volcano. In the water thus en closed the eggs are laid, and when they nave hatched out the young frogs are secure from enemies until they are able to take care of themselves. In the meantime the parents remain in the neighborhood as if on; guard. PERGVrAN SKA PONlKf.. Among curiosities of human inven tion are the small, gondola-shaped floats called caballltos, "little horses, employed by fishermen on the coast of Peru. They are made of sticks of cane, firmly bound together, with a bigh, turned-up prow. The rider rests on big knees and guides his wat er pony with a paddie. He rides over the roughest waves, and penetrates the roughest waves, and penetrates the surf and breakers without fear, casionally he is dismounted, but mediately regains his seat. His tie raft Is unsinkable and defies stormiest sea, although of course never goes far from land. Oc- im- lit the he Wide Variance In Puplla- A gen. J nere are l.ioo Ch ncse nnnil in wueens college. Hong Kong, varying it age irom 9 up to 2.1. and manv of ii'Fm nave family cares in the shape of a wife and children at home. Each year sees a decrease in the proportkm oi married school boys, and the aver age age becomes less every year. In us eany history boys of all ages were to tie found In the school, and it was ulte possible to find father and son run a dead heat for the first prize. Chinese Banknote BOO tear Old, The Chinese have on show in Lon- iti, in an exiiiumon oi eany nr nunc from Japun and China, a bank note HSiied In the course of the relzn of Kmperor Hnngwu, 1368-99. This Is 300 years earlier tban the establish ment at Stockholm of the first Euro pean bank which issued notes. This er-rliest of banknotes measures eigh teen incnes by nine. AN KI.KfTBIC NTORM DETKCTOR. By connecting a form of electric co herer, invented by Professor Lera which is capable or registering elec tric discharges taken place in the at mosphere at a diHtance of several miles, with a telephone receiver, Mr. Tomniaslna, an Italian experimenter, has produced an instrument, named "ler-tro-radiophone," which enables an observer to follow the course of a storm so far away that no trace of it appears above the horizon. When the receiver is held at the ear. the listener hears the sounds of the storm as if it were raging in his Immediate nelah borhood. In one Instance an approach- nig storm was thus detected 12 hours bffore It passed over Intra, the Dlace of obnervation. DtST FROM THE CL.OLD3. Baron JNordenskjoid, upon finding (irerian I'rlnce a Dramatlat. Prince Nicholas of Greecs. third son of the king of the Heller.es, was re cently designated "laureate" In a dra- atlc congress organized by the Uni- vtrslty of Athens. The work which obtained for him this distinction was a comedy enililed "The Heformers," and was Judged on Its merits, the com petitors having to send la their compo sitions under pseudonyms only. Her Laadaule Ambition. Colonel Q. B. M. Harvey, tbe pub. Usher, tells, of meeting the young Driae ot a well known Keutucky fam Uy, who- said: "I'm glad to meet you. " i m inmKing of writing a book." "Of what sore?" asked the colonel. "Oh," was lh answer, "something like 'Ls Miserable' only more uveiy. r lea's rroraaeMly. In college the late John Flake took up such unusual courses of study aa Gothic, Icelandic, Danish, Swedish, Dutch and Roumanian; then he delved In law and was graduated from the law school at the age of 12. Such a list of achievements makes him aa Admirable Crlchtoa of extraordinary profundity. Mow Hea Off BharaaboaUrt. William K. Vanderbllt, Jr., does not intend that Idle Hour, his uew home at Oakland, L. I., shall be photo graphed without hla pernilwalon. Ha baa accordingly had pictures taken from every possible point and copy righted the results. Bes-al Flatel abet. Klag George of Ore hss latalv taken up pistol practice as an amuse ment and la developing a considerable talent In that direction, so that ha waa able la a recent tournament to defeat soma of Ua best shots la tbe iiagaoab FIl.TEReu WATER IIAMIIOO. Mr. R. H. Yapp, an English natur alist who has recently explored the mountain ranges of the Malay Penin sula, reports the hitherto little known fart that in several species of bamboo the hqllow fnternodes the parts of the stems between the Joints are stored with large quantities of nat urally filtered water. Tbe knowledge it this fact might be of great service n an emergency. Mr. Yapp also dis- :overed two species of ferns, growing m trees, wtione thick, flhy stems arc filled with galleries tunneled by ants, the ferns thus forming living nests for ints. . '" v - Nf AIR-LIFT FOR PANMKNaKR. The moving stairway In the east ern department store have ceased: to on the snows of Greenland dust corn- poped of the elements invariably asso elated with meteorites, and of uncom mon occurrence in terrestrial matter, concluded that cosmic dust is falling imperceptibly but continually upon the earth. Recent spectroscopieexamlnation of many varieties of dust collected in England and elsewhere has an inter esting bearing on Nordenskjold's con elusions. Among the constituents of dust floating fn the air are lead, silver copper, rubidium, gallium, Indium Llll... luaiiiuiii, minei, mauganese ana so forth. Many of these can be traced to their sources in factory chimneys and flues., Volcanic dust has char acteristic features, and dust from clouds, collected either by itself or in hail, snow, sleet or rain, exhibits a regularity of composition not seen in other varieties of dust. Iron, nickel. calcium, copper, potassium, and sodium always appear in it in about the same proportions. Some dust that fell near Dublin in 1897 resembles meteorites in its composition, is attracted by a mag net and seems to be of cosmic origin As a VeatrlloquUI He nays Hli Fartnar. One of the peculiarities of Sothera's elaborated Jokes was the way in which he worked up to them. He pretended f lioya i1IiiaaJ " J J , . i . . &, . , - - -- -1 4 aiiuueuuii; lilttt tie possessed the gift of the born ventrilo quist, and arranged an experiment oa tbe occasion of a supper party given in his honor at a pleasant house in a Lon don suburb. There was a foolish kind of hanger-on of Sothern's who loved to boast of his intimacy with the fa mous comedian. He had often said, "I wish you would let me help you in oo of your practical Jokes, Mr. Sothern." Sothern humored hla desire. Every one knows how fond the professional ven triloquist is of talking tip the chimney to an imaginary man on the roof. Soth ern had arranged for his slavish con federate to mount the roof by a ladder aad play the part of the voice on the roof, which he did to perfection, and Sothern's success as a ventriloquist was voted nothing short of marvelous. Supper being over, the party adjourned to another room, at which point Soth ern gaid "Good night" to his friend above when it was arranged that the seance should1 be concluded. Sothern, had, however, plotted against his man, who found, when he wished to descend. that the ladder was gone. By hook or by crook the deceived confederate found his way to the chimney of the smoking room, where the supper party vssre settling down for a long evening. Presently a voice was heard calling down the chimney, 'Sothern! Sothern! for heaven's sake come and helD me' r can't get down and it's raining like mad!" Sothern was taken aback for a moment, but only to be in ectasies tho next at the exclamations of his friends. wno considered the voice only another example of Sothern's skill. "You said you could do more, your voice was tired, and here it is stronger than ever!" Sothern, accepting the compli ments of his friends, managed in a short conversation with the voice oa the roof to let his happy confederate understand that as soon as possible he would go out and help him down. Af ter a time, Just when Sothern was about to slip out and release his friend, his host went to the chimney, and, all the more emphasize Sothern's success. as he thought, called out, "Ar"e you still there?" This was the last straw upon the rain-drenched back of the sufferer. "Oh, go to blazes!" came the angry reply, and with it a piece of mortar that rattled in the sxate. 'You're a beast!" Exchange. A GIANT VARIABLE STAR. In w. nAnnt.ll..l . in mrc tuusiriijiiiuD uemini is a well-known variable star, Zeta, ot less than the third magnitude when bright est, which, according to an estimate recently set forth in the Observatory by Miss Agnes M. Clerke, may be ranked among the giants of starry space. The comparative insignificance of Zeta Gemlnorum among the visi ble stars appears to be due to its enormous distance. It removed equally rar away, our sun would be only one thirty-seventh as bright as Zeta Gem lnorum when at its maximum bright ness, and Miss Clarke computes the gravitatlve power of the star at 225 times that or the sun. SeiBXTIFTC NOTES.. be a wonder to the shoppers aad have proved themselves a great convenience and necessity, being always ready to carry paasengers without the neces sity of waiting for a return trip as In the case of the ordinary elevator. Nbw comes aa Inventor of Phliadelnhls with sn Improvement on the original moving stairway, with Its low treada, the new arrangement taking the form of stairs which are made to rlae on the endless chain tonvevor The.. Ruar Irene a China.. The siiRar cane ot China is said by botanists to be an entirely distinct spe cies from thai! ef India, and this fact is supposed t Indicate that the de velopment of sugar cane was carried on independently by tww different na tions at the- same time. TeNirepm A bore let Claud. Another mountain obriervatory is projected. It Is to stsnd at an eleva tion of 6,000 feet near Semmerlng, in the Austrian Alps. The neighboring valleys are frequently filled with clouds, while the ehosen peak towers clear In the starlight. leetrleal Power. In a paper read recently before the Soclete Internationale dee Electriclens M. Plcou, who was the englneer-la-chlef for the electricity supply service at the Paris exposition, gave some In terestlng figures. Ths tots I duration of tbe electricity aervlde at the fair waa 2,758 hours, during which public lighting was supplied for 0 hours, and the average number of hours of running of the generators was 718.6. The total connections to the mains represented 11, m kllowatta-practl-cally 20,000 horse power. "Wind shakes" are circular cracks In a tree separating the different layers They are supposed to be caused by wind, sad greatly Injure the lumber made from such a tree, HOME OP MYRIADS OF BATS. Great Carern In East Africa Inhabited - by Enormous Bfammal. One of the most remarkable caverns In the world has recently been discov ered by a Belgian missionary, M. Chau dols, on the coast of German east Af rica, near the harbor of Tanga. The main entrance to the cavern is in the form of a majestic arch, which is more than thirty feet in height. Beneath it gushes from the earth a stream of water. The cavern is 120 feet high in some places and as many as 240 feet in others. The principal portion is fashioned like a chamber and it is so spacious that it reminds one of a square in some large city. A labyrinth of halls Intersects this chamber and each of these leads to a smaller room. Intense darkness prevails throughout this subterranean region and the man who loses his way in it cannot easily nnd it again. A worse difficulty than this, however, has to be encountered for from time immemorial the cavern has furnished a home for myriads of bats, and the human being who pene trates into their stronghold finds it at times impossible to make the slight est headway and is sometimes even obliged to make a haaty retreat. Ac cording to M. Chaudois, the sides of the cavern are literally covered with . these bats and some of them are such a monstrous size that it is imposible to defend one's self against them, even with a stout stick. "I saw some." he says, "that measured more than three feet in width and whose heads were as big as chickens. One- can imagine that it is very unpleasant to find one's self suddenly Burrounded by thousands of such creatures, and that as they swarm around you it is very difficult to prevent them from extinguishing your torch. More than once they ob liged me t take flight, for their at tack was so vigorous I could not with stand it." Another discomfort lies in tlie fact that water is perpetually drip ping from the roof of tbe cavern. Animal amawattf. The marmoset is not generally an animal whose intelligence Is well de veloped. The following anecdote, however, will prove that there are In dividual exceptions. M. Hatchet Souplet possessed one of these monk eys, which was subject to toothache; for, when It was eating nuts. It man ifested Its sufferings by expressive pantomime. It would try with Ita Angers to get out tbe small pieces of nuts lodged In Its teeth, only doing so with great difficulty. it occurred to M. Hatchet-Souplet one day to eug-' gest to the monkey a better means of ' getting out of tbe difficulty. He took a toothpick and used It before the ani mal. Then, after giving the monkey a lot of nuts, he placed la the middle of ita cage a abort atem of Iron, which he had sharpened to a point on a stone, Tho monkey Belted the Iron and tried to use It as he had seen his master do with the toothpick. Not finding It to hla liking, he proceeded to put a finer point upon It by sharp ening It oa tho stone. He dislodged the pieces of ant, and always after ward used his Iron toothpick with moat satisfactory results. Ths Gwaii army tacludea than lO.ttaMlclsfls.