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Unknown Man Falls
BODY IS FOUfID NEAR GRAKD ISLAND
tVa Tramping to Ointlm, and Home I
Huppincd to It" In Mlniirsiita ll-
tleted lln ll .Stealing a Hide
mil Fell from Hamper.
A twin tramping Ills way across the
ntat toward Omaha tni't with a horri
ble death at Grand Island. His tinini.
It nppcars, was Henry MeAtineny. and
It Is believed his home was in Mimic
Mta. the address, "tUO Winona street.
Minn ." being found on his person. Ik
was hotter dressed thtin the ordinary
tramp and apcars not to have heen a
genuine hobo. Wednesday he in
quired whether an extra freight out of
the city would be good for travel in
his line and was told bv a linn whom
he addressed that it prolnbly would
not be very swift to get onto. It is be
lieved he caught this train and settled
himself on the bumper. The place
where the body was found is je.M nt
the foot of ii (rrade and it is believed
that when the train pulled away from
the slack in '.he curs it gave such 11
bump that he was thrown from the
bumpers to the tr.ielt.
The body was cut in two at the base
of the spinal eolumi. the legs Ivmuv;
about a hundred yards away from the
trunk. Hlood anil particles of tlesh in
dicate that the lower portion of the
body was drained that distance when
his feet became disentangled from
what ever held them. The head and
tipper portion of the body weio lying
along the north side of the liaeU two
telegraph pole lengths west of the
limbs, the lattet lying in the middle
of the track. The body was Hist seen
by a farmer lad, who took stock to a
pasture. A few minutes thereafter a
freight train from the east came along
anil the temains were eared for.
REFUSES TO DIVIDE MONEY-
Tonne nn Arnntnl In Omaha Loaded
Down IV I Hi (iohl.
F. V. I-'innegan. a young man resid
ing in Colfax county. Neb., was ar
rested at Omaha Wednesday afternoon
shortly after his arrival in O'naha. and
Is being held at city jail on the charge
of carrying concealed weapons, hut
back of this there is a serious uuurrcl
In the Klnnegan family The young
man recently became of nge and re
ceived 87..VM) lis his .share of an estate.
After dra-'ing the amount from the
bank, he learned that a brother-in-law
witlt whom he had been living was
determined to collect S'.'.'OJ for his
board. This proposition was not looked
upon with favor by young l-'innegau,
and he left home between two days,
and came to Omaha. When searched
at the city jail S7,27a was found on his
person, nearly all In gold.
SENT TO PRISON FOR LIFE-
I'lm of Inutility for Iohii Murderer
A Muscatine, la., dispatch dated
April S5 says: The jury in the ease of
George Wright returned a verdict of
guilty of minder in the (list degree
and fixed his sentence for life in the
This was Wright's second trial. Last
July Wright shot and killed Mrs. Nel
lie Crippen, the attractive young wife
of Ids foreman, with whom he had
maintained secret relations for some
time. The crime was committed upon
the eve of the departure of the woman
mid her husband for a new home in
another state. Wrlirht has a faiiiilv.
His attorneys pleaded Insanity.
Mm. I.ottrldgn Hiir Free.
Mrs. Anna Louise l.ottridge was
treed from custody and exonerated
from all blame for the death of Million
aire Kufus Wright by the coroner's
jury In Chicago. The testimony of all
other witnesses wlio spoke with Mr.
Wright before he died In the room at
the Leland hotel, where he was shot
April H, agreed In that Mr. Wright
repeatedly, when asked about the
shooting, stated that It was accidental
uud that he had been clear in his mind
when he said it.
Chllil Hie From 1'olion.
A sad case of poisoning occurred at
Creighton wherein three children of
Sam Stewart were poisoned by eating
wild parsnips. The doctors were called
and the lives of two of two of the chil
dren were saved. The other was too
far gone, to be helped and died in a few
hours. One of the sad features Is that
the father is lying at the point of death
No Nil loo m for thl Ynnr.
Kvery Judication is now that there
will be no more open saloons in Des
Moines Mils year. Judge Illshop lias
ruled on the certiorari application
asked by the anti-saloon people. He
holds that the opponents of the saloon
are entitled to have a hearing at the
canvas of the petition and thut the
court will review the proceedings of
the supervisors in making the canvass.
Will Not Mrry Kltrliunrr.
Investigation of the rumor circulat
ed in London and cabled to the United
States that Mrs. James Mrown Potter,
having been divorced from her litis
bund by mutual consent, was shortly
to be married to Lord Kitchener of
Khartoum, shows the story to be en
tirely without foundation,
A. K, lUllull liil.
A. S. Halladl, builder and Inventor
of tho llrst cable cur system in the
United States, which was laid down in
San Francisco, died from heart disease
nged bcveuty-three years.
BOERS SLIP THROUGH
Quietly llrllrr From Wt-peiHT llefor
l.nril Hubert' Net Olinr l'p.
A London April "i dispiteh s.iyi
The warollice has Issued the following
from I.ord itoberts. dated llloemfon
teiu. April '.:.. 3:'-'.' p.m.:
"The enemy retired from in front of
We pencr last night and this morning
lied northeastward along the Lady
brand road. Their number was be
tween 1.000 and :.0!)0."
The Times' Lourcnzo Marques cor
respondent, telegraphing Tuesday,
"it Is asserted that the Ilocrs arc
collecting enormoii.s quantities of pro
visions at depots in the Lydenburg dis
trict, with a view to a limit stand in
tlje mountains. The district around
Johannesburg and Pretoria are being
extensively intrenched. I!egsbios'
foundry at Johannesburg i.s turning
out TOO shells a day.
INDEMNITY FOR LYNCHING
Famrable It-port on Hiiiimi Illll In lie
hslf of Foreigner.
The juilleiary e iinmitteeof the house
has directed a favorable teport on the
bill providing means of indemnifying
foreigners Injured in pet. son or proper
ty thiough nVi'i violence or otherwise
in this country.
The measure grows out of the lynch
ing of Italians in Louisiana anil the
representations nude by Italy through
I '..iron Fuvu. the Italian ambassador.
As affairs of this kind were of frequent
occurrence, each time threatening dip
lomatic complications, the president
recommended a general measure of re
dress and the bill now reported seek
to cai ry out this recommendation.
Three Hanged for .Murder.
John Watson and Hill llrown. both
white, and Sontiie I'rain, colored, were
hanged at McMinnlville, Tenn. Wat
son was convicted of having shot hi"
neighbor, .limes llillis. from ambush,
In la'.iS. Itrowu was charged with
complicity in the murder of his wife.
Crane was a double murderer, lie was
convicted of having killed another
negro, and while serving his sentence
killed John I'rowu. a fellow prisoner
Tornado Near Wymnre.
A perfect tornado cloud passed
through the air at a height of about
a quarter of a mile some two miles
east of Wymore. Hundreds watched
it develop into a perfect funnel-shaped
twister and plow its way through
space. It was too high to do damage.
Three miles east the air was full of
dust and debris.
No l.n of I. If ii In Hn'a.
Latest reports from the scene of the
bush tires near the Minnesota bounda
ry line, show that there has been no
loss of life. Several lumbering and tie
camps were destroyed, hut both meu
and horses escaped. The loss to Win
nipeg. Manitoba, contractors in lumber
and wood destroyed will amount to
Ilunrn ll.ivn Unit l'.rtory.
A Loureno Martic. correspondent
of the Loudon Times says: "The for
eign ordnance experts in the lloer war
department have succeeded In equip
ping a big gun factory at Pretoria.
The llrst gun has been sent to the
l-'ree State. Nothing Is known here
regarding its caliber."
rrmlilliiR th Su 1 1 II ii.
The porte lias received telegrams
from the Turkish minister at Washing
to. All I'eirough Hoy, pointing out
the bad impression created in the
I'uited States by the non-payment of
the indemnity due and announcing the
determination of the American govern
ment to insist upon a prompt settle
incut of the claims.
Muy KorrrliMH on llnrpttr.
A suit for the foreclosure of a mort
gage of S:i.00t),ooo has been tiled in the
supreme court of New York by the
State Trust company as trustee against
Harper fc llrotlicrs, publishers. The
property against which the mortgage
stands consists largely of real estate.
The foreclosure applies to the machin
ery and plant of the linn.
Two of the SU Html,
Since the Wilcox, Wyo , train rob
bery on the Union Pacific, aboutayear
and a half ago, a never-ceasing search
has been kept up by the Union Pacific
to catch the six men who did the job,
Two of the mx nre now beneath the
sod and a third one is in jail at Chey
enne awaiting trial.
(ieiinrul ICIrrru KiMigim,
A Havana, Cuba, dispatch tiny: Hen.
Huis itivera has resigned the post of
secretary of agriculture, industry ami
commerce in tho governor general's
cabinet. He has also announced to the
citizens of Havana that he Is a candi
date for the mayoralty.
Hveret Anderson, who was charged
with attempting to rape Anna Ander
son near llagan. Neb., was acquitted.
Much Interest was taken by the citi
zens of Hagan, but the case was high
ly colored, the verdict being satisfac
tory to the people In general.
An KlRhtrrn Month1 Hrntniice.
In district court at Nebraska City, In
the case of the State of Nebraska vs.
Oeorge W. Hall, tne prisoner pleaded
guilty to forgery and was sentenced by
Judge .lessen to eighteen months in tho
Killed by Footpad.
Andrew Stubbs of I'ittston was mur
dered at Wilkesbarre, I'a., while resist
ing two highwaymen who rilled his
pockets of everything of value. Tho
murderers escaped uud there Is no cluq
to their identity.
Over Two Hundred Lives Go
Out By Explosion.
THE ACCIDENT HAPPENS IN UTAH
Hrnre nf llrnil Hoillr Taken Out Al
ready matting I'unilrr Ignite A
Number of Krg SuppoM-il It
Hutu Imploded Oilier Nimvh
A Salt LakcCit.i. I'tah. May 1. dis
patch say.s: l.y an explosion in mine
No. t of the IMeasant Valley Coal com
pany, nt .schulleld, c.-rtainly 200 men.
probably more, have lost their lives.
Hodies have been recovered and the
work of ic.seue is still proceeding and
will continue until all the bodies are
brought to the surface. There un
willing hands at work, and as fast as
bodies nt c leached thev aie brought
down to the boarding houses and other
company buildings, where they me
d'essed and prepared for the eoi oner's
inquest. These buildiiiLTs are uuinci'
ous and each are from ten to thirty
While the stench of smoke and
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powder is sickening, resembling much
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thatoia dissecting ronii. there are1
brave-hearted and brnivuv men of
muscle who have been continuously at
work since the moment of the explo
sion. As sixin as the accident was
known, olllcialsof the coal company at
Salt Lake City and also the railroad
company were untitled of the disaster
and though the number of dead was
reported lower than it really is. it
would appear that everything by them
that lies within their power has been
The cause of the explosion is at-
iriuuteo to tue niowiug up or a num
ber of kegs of blasting powder.
BIG FIGHT NEAR.
A DerUlvn Kni;iii,f meat Ktprrtecl .Sunn
In south Afrlci.
A Loudon May '.'. dispatch says
Fighting, heavier than any since Lady
smith, seems to be imminent near
Thaba N'Cliu The dispatches of Lord
Huberts, dated Monday and Tuesday,
show that the lloer rear guard, stub
bornly resisting his advance, forced
the Hritisli on .Saturday and .Sunday to
act chielly on the defensive Ceueral
Fre. h. who is directing the operations
ha at least t.VOUO men. Some esti
mates give him lO.oon The liners are
estimated to he at least ti.Oil.i strong,
and possibly Hi.ooii
According to a dispatch fiom Preto
ria dated April MS. they were expect
ing to give battle and have numerous
artillery So Ioiil' as the Itoeis engage
the attention of half of Lord Huberts'
force at Thaba N'Chu, his advance to
ward Pretoria u ill be delayed. No one
here, however, considers that tleneral
liotha will be able to stand longer
than n few days The feeling is that
he must be beaten off bv the masses of
rroiiiollmi fur Slurlnlr.
I. .Sinclair, a postolliee insnejtor.
connected with the St Louis force, lias
been appointed chief postolliee in
spector of Puerto HIco K. L. McKee
of St. Louis will go as his assistant
Orders came from Washington to
that effect, and the two otlieers have
left for that city to receive their in
structions before going to Puerto Hico.
Inspector Sinclair is well known in
Lincoln, when- he lived for many
years. His present home is at Ne
Onlor or ll'Nul It'ltlth
At Tuesday's meeting of the hide
pendent Order of H'Nai Hl.ith in ses
sion at Chicago, the proposition of Des
Moines M) to establish a permanent
chair of Jewish literature in the He
brew union college. Cincinnati, was
voted down. Upon the pionositlon to
incorporate the 'National Jewish hos
pital located in Denver the vote was
Soim of Atiiiirlrnii Ki'inlntlnn.
The Sons of the American evolu
tion in session at New York, elected
(ien J. ( Hreeklnridge of Kentucky
president, (ien. James II. liilbert (if
Illinois, one of the vice presidents;
dipt. Samuel F. (iioss, Illinois, secre
tary. The banner of the Ohio state
society was adopted as the national
Itrroril-Ilriniker nt tho .Unit.
The mouth of April was a record
breaker for the making of coins at the
Philadelphia mint. The total number
of pieces nude was !),4:il.i);ij, tile value
of which is Sl'.'.'i.M.lsii. In January.
1S!U), the value of the output was
81 t.0:".'.iM)i), but the number of coins
stamped was not quite '.mmm.uoi).
Council (irftiiU l.lrennen.
The Nebraska City council met In
special session mid granted fourteen
saloon licenses and six druggists' per
mits. TlK! chief of the city lire de
partment and fire committee were em
powered to purchase a lire team. Mayor
Mattes also uunouueed his standing
committees for the ensuing year.
Hliug Hock lllonn Up.
Shag Uock, large rock protuding
from San Francisco bay and long a
menace to shipping and especially to
vessels passing in uud out of the Hid
den Gate, was blown up Tuesday, nine
tons of ultroglycerlne being used.
Infant Found Demi In lied.
The week old Infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. II. Lane was found dead In
bed at the family home at Humboldt.
The little one had been i i apparent
good health and Its suddeu death was
a decided shock to the fumllv.
CAUSE OF DEATH A MYSTERY
IritFfttlKiitlnii nf Alleged roUonlng ut
The mystery surrounding the sud
den death of Charles W Frost nt York.
Neb., Is stiil the topic of much dis
cussion. The coroner'.- jury is still
taking evidence, but as their sessions
are in private only rumors are heard
as to what is being ascertained. Mrs.
Frost, wife of the dead man. has asked
for a rigid investigation and has also
employed counsel in the matter Many
sens'itional stories are nlloat. but
nothing of a certainty has developed
or at least been made public. The
affair is creating quite a sensation.
The remains were buried the funeral
being in c'uif.e of the Highlanders
and Home Forum vieletlei. Mr. Frost
carried two lhoiis;iud dollars in the
former and one thousand in the latter.
A Wednesday morning special says
Mrs. I'rost has heen arrested charged
with the murder of lier husband. She
declares she is innocent.
CAPTURE THE ROBBERS
K.tiiMi 'I hlcie Kim tJnuii lii Nclinnlui
Recently the store of (irahain (..
of Snhethu. K'nn.. was entered by four
men forcing t lie door The clerk, who
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u:'s iiwaUeiied bv the entrance of the
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burglars, took a shot at them with a
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sum mm. Mniiuiiii"; one m cscupcu
leaving a nut and some lilooit stains as
evidence of the attempt .The I'.eatrice,
Nebraska, hloodhouds were put on the
trail and started north into Nebraska
stopping at the faim houses of (). Km
inert. Joe Hunyou and Henry Morit..
wheie it was found that the men had
been, obtaining a hut ut the lir.it place
and food at tin- others. The trail was
followed to ialem. Neb., where the
four men were captured. The man
who lost his hut was found to have
been shot in the baud. It is thought
they will be willing to return to Kan
sas with the otlieers without a requisi
tion. TRAGEDY AT PONCA AGENCY
Tto 1 1 1 1 1 1 tt 1 1 IJciiil H4 the Kt'nult of n
As the result of a drunken carousal
two Indians lie dead on the Poncu res
ervation, two miles west of Niobrara.
Tuesday Perry Lavtirle, a half-breed,
shot and instantly killed Peter ltird
head in his own door yard. He then
turned the weapon over to the dead
man's mother, who shot him in return
at hi- own request. At the coroner's
inquest the woman and Iter husband
admitted their guilt and are now in
jail awaiting the convening of court,
.sensational reports were circulated
earlier that relatives of Itirdliead had
killed Lavarie and horribly mutilated
his body with an a.e. but these re
ports cannot lie continued.
FUND FOR THE STARVING
I'reinoiit I'lmrrlit-H Unite unil Halxe
il'i1l.ll'4 for Inillu.
A mass meeting of all the church
congregations and eitiens in general
was held in Love's opera house at
Fremont. Neb., and a generous amount
raised for the famine sufferers in In
dia. A sum of 8 1 '.".). tW was raised by
subscription and collection at tills
meeting, which is considered excellent
inasmuch as iniinv of the church con
gregations have been called on ere this
to make donations.
Ciilhoiiu i:piTti-l to Iiltc.
The sheriff of (irant county. Nebras
ka, is holding Connor, for the shoot
ing of Calhoun a( llyamiu. As yet no
warrant has been issued for his arrest,
no one appearing to tile a complaint.
Judge Stllson and County Attorney
Unkfer drove out to the Calhoun ranch,
a distance of twenty-live miles, and a
complaint was Hied charging Connor
with assault with intent to kill, lie
will probably b arrested. Calhoun is
suffering considerably, but is ex
pected to live.
Truce In Kciitui'liy tYuil.
It is stated that the White-Howard
feud of Clay county. Kentucky, has
terminated by agreement. The fac
tious have made friends, have decided
not to prosecute in the several murder
charges against the Itukers and that
faction will not appear against. James
Howard, accused of the murder of (!eo.
linker and the indictment is to be ills
missed. James Howard is one of the
men charge I with the murder of Wil
liam (inebel at Frankfort. Many men
have been killed in tills feud.
Kpldemlc Among Children.
Considerable alarm has been occa
sioned at Long Fine, Neb,, by the out
break among the school children of an
eruptive disease, which some have
thought to be scarlet fever. Outside
physicians have declared it to be 'Ger
man measles" of u mild type, but ow
ing to the scare the churches and
schools have been ordered closed until
the excitement dies out.
The nioodlo.t Jlnt'lf.
The "bloodiest battle of the cod
tury" was that of llorndlno, n miBntnn
village, where Napoleon fought the
Itusslans on Sept. 7, 1812. Nearly 80.
000 men were placed hora du combat.
The constitutional committee of the
Swedish riksdag has reported in favor
of the impeachment of the ministry
for violation of the constitution in ap
pointing a Norwegian, Ditteu, to the
highest departmental post in the for
lupnnese NntuI Itevlewr,
The Imperial Japanese naval review
was held at Kobe, Mtys a Yokohama
dispatch, In the presence of Emperor
Mut so lllto. Thirty warship participated.
IN THE ODD COHNEB.
Queer IllriU mnil Infect of South Africa
How Milk Riul Water din lie Made
to Change Glue Kirtli'a WiloUly
t'rtut Magic of Flcurei.
I.lnm to m Hkrlotnn.
(OM Favorite ScrltH )
The MS. of this poem, which appeared
In 1S27. ivns mild to havo been foiltiil 111
the mu.eum of the Itoyal CoIIokc of Stir
BeotiH, In London, near a perfect human
skeleton, and to have bpen sent by tho
curator to Hih Mornlmr Chronicle for pub
lication. It excited so much iittirillon
that every effort was muile to discover
the author, and a recpon"lble party went
co fur as to offer a reward of f) tfulno is
for Information thut would discover Us
origin. NotwItti-ttnnillnK this, the au
thor's name remained u secret until near
ly rlxty years hud pasned. when It was
learned that the llms were written by
Hubert Philip of (Jormyro Cottage. Scot
land. Toward the end of the year HM he
wrote the i-rs-e while wiitchltiK for body
Miatcher In the pariah churchyard of
Torpleheii, where, during the repairing of
the church, the unenithlta; of a skeleton
sutfijeMed the subject. The erse were
nhown to Dr. John Alford. who procured
a copy, nnd either by acrid nt or Inten
tion dropped a copy In the Royal Col
lee of SurKcons where they were tound.
Heboid tills ruin' "Twiu a skull
Onre ethereal spirit full:
ThN narrow tell was life's retreat.
This spuce was thought's mysterious at
What beauteous vlIons lllbd this spot.
What dream of pleasure lonij forgot;
Nor hope, nor Joy, nor love, nor fear
lluve left one trace of record here.
Heiieath thl mouldering canopy
Once shown the bright and busy eye;
Hut start not in the dismal void
If social love that eye employed;
' with no lawless fire It gleamed.
but through the dews of klndncs beamed,
That eye shall he foreier bright.
When slurs and suns are sunk In night.
Within this hollow cavern hung
The ready, swift and tuneful tongue.
If falsehood's honey It dWdulncd.
And when It could not praNe was
If bold In virtue's cause It spok",
Yet gentle concord never broke;
Thut silent tongue shall plead for theo
When time unveils eternity.
Suy. did these fingers delve the mine.
Or with Its envied rubles shine
To hew the rook or wear the gem
Can little now mall to them
Rut If the page of truth they sought,
Or comfort to the mourner brought.
These hand a richer meed shall claim
Than all that wait on Wealth or Fame.
Avails It whether bare or shod.
These feet the paths of duty trod?
If from the bowers of on-'f they tl
To seek allllctlon humble shed.
If Grandeur's gulliv bribe they spurned,
And home to Virtue' cot returned.
These feet with angel's wings shall vie,
And tread the palace of tho sky.
Uueer Creuturr In South Africa.
Among the British soldiers who are
righting In South Africa are many
naturalists, umateur and professional,
nnd the result is Hint the folks "at
home" have heen in receipt of much
Information thut was the more inter
cresting because It was unwarllke.
The first letters that arrived in Kns
lantl tolling something about the
country In which the troops were cam
paigning contained many remarks on
the fact that the soldiers saw the
"real locusts" ull over the plains.
Tommy Atkins shifd sticks at them,
and men and ofllcers wore the big,
bird-like Insects on their hats or
pinned on their saddles. The birds
surprised the Kngllsh pleasantly, be
cause they found that many ICngllsh
species migrated as far south as South
Africa, among them particularly the
English swallow and the English
cuckoo. Shrikes, lly-cntchers and
sparrows were among the familiar
birds, and It was with surprise as
well as pleasure that the Englishmen
found these old friends mingling with
strnuge, gaudy, tropical birds like the
pin pie and green turueos or plantain
eaters, and the grand sun-birds, which
aro far more gorgeous than are the
Brazilian humming birds. The queer
work of the tailor birds has delighted
Tommy wondrously. One variety
stitches Its nest to the leaves of trees
with silk stolen from giant spider
webs, and another uses thread made
from grass fibre. One shrike, which
has been named "Fiscal," after a
certain Dutch magistrate who had a
large latitude In the matter of In-
dieting capital punishment on negroes,
catches smaller birds, tears their
heads off, rips their hodies Into four
pieces, and then Impales the frag
ments on convenient thorns to wait
until It needs them us footl. Two
birds havo been called vultures In
discriminately by the writers who
describe the scenes on the battlefields.
One of them Is not a vulture nt nil,
but merely a carrion crow, known
properly as the white-necked crow.
The real vulture of South Africa,
many of which were seen after tho
big battles, Is a huge bird, believed
to be Identical with the mighty grif
fon vulture of Europe, which, In turn,
is nearly the largest of the flesh-eating
birds of the Old World. Then there
are the stately snako-kllllng secretary
bird and a curious shrike, which has
acquired a taste for cooked food, and
will follow a bush fire as long as It
burns ln order to feed on the burned
anlmuls. The worst snake In South
Africa Is the "rlng-hals," meaning
ring neck. It is white and black, nnd
Its bite is fatal. Cobras of all sizes
are common, and so aro horned vlperu
Wrinkle ud Hollow on th Kth'
Onco upon a tlmo, the learned men
tell U8, this world on which wo llvo
was a part of tho sun and was thrown
off from It taking tho round form
It has, as It whirled about through
space. At that time It was torrlflcally
hot, like the sun from which U was
thrown out, and probably In Hit form
of a gas. Hut being much smaller
than the sun It cooled much moro
quickly, and became white-hot liquid.
And thlu, too, gradually cooled moro
uud marc, until at In3t n thin crust
began to form on all mound It, as a
II I in forms on cooling molasses candy,
when It begins to harden. The water
In tho nlr about It frequently formed
into rnln anil fell on the hot 'surface
and helped to cool it, though, of
course, It evaporated ngaln very quick
ly, hut remained on the crust
and gradually formed an ocean all
ifround the earth. And the Inside of
the earth went on cooling under thl.i
hardened crust nnd shiuiik as It cool
ed, for all things grow smaller in
they cool off. You can easily prove
this yourself by heating the end of a
key that fits a lock snugly; and you
will find that, when it is quite hot,
you cannot get It Into the lock at nil,
hut soon as it cools It will go In ngaln
as before. So the Inner part of the
earth went on ehrlnklng, and finally
It shrunk so much Hint the outside
crust, which was not so very thick,
comparatively speaking, doubled up
nnd cracked nt different spots nil
round the earth, so that the surface,
which must before have been pretty
smooth, lifetime rough with high cle
vntlons nnd deep depressions, and
naturally nil the water flowed into
those deep depressions nnd formed
oceans In spots where there had been
before a single ocenn reaching all
around the globe.
An Odd Kxperlment.
A pretty bit of sclentl"c recreation,
which comes In handily after dinner,
is sometimes called by the high-sound-ing
title of "The Revenge of the Dan
lades," In allusion to the daughters of
Danaus, who. us a punishment for
their crimes, were condemned to for
ever draw water with leaky vessels.
Fill completely two glasses of exactly
the same size and shape, one with
water, the other with milk. Stretch
over the mouth of the glass contain
ing the water a circular covering of
tulle or other thin goods, somewhat
larger than the glass, and previously
moistened. Now smooth the lapping
over tulle as closely to the glass as
possible, and holding the palm of the
right hund squarely to the mouth of
the glass, seize the stem with the left
and turn It quickly upside down,
avoiding the entrance of nlr. Next
slide the right hand softly away from
underneath, und, much to your as
tonishment, the tulle will remain
sticking to the glass, while not a drop
of water will fall out through that ex
ceedingly leaky tissue. You will very
soon succeed In this experiment.
Heieon follows the second part: 1'lace
your full, but not dripping, glass of
water, thus turned upside down, hut
not Inside out, over the full glass of
milk, and you will soon see little Jets
of white liquid penetrating the tulle In
every direction. It Is the milk, pro
gressively mounting the superior
gluss, which In the same proportion
yields water to the lower glass In tho
opposite direction. At tho end of
about a quarter of an hour the ex
change will be complete, and you will
see the lower glass tilled with pure
transparent water, while the upper ono
will be full of white milk.
You can never tell what figures will
do. Of course they are truthful If
properly handled, hut some of them
1 ure capable of the most bewildering
antics. Here is a method by which
I llgurcs may be made to tell secrets In
a way that will astonish thoso who are
' not informed about how to do the
Ahk some person to put down un
known to you a uumher composed of
three llgures (say 702). Tell him to
1 transpose the llgures (making 207) and
to subtract the lesser from the great
j er. Then ask him to tell you the Hist
' llgurc of the result, nnd you can tell
I him the entire number. For instance,
' your llrst number In tho present ex
1 ample is 702, which transposed makes
i 2G7. Subtract 207 from 702 nnd you
j have I'.Ci. The only figure that you aro
told Is 1, the llrst of the resuU. AJ1
1 you have to do Is to subtract 4 from 9,
I which will give you G, tho last figure,
I and tho central flguro Is always 9. So
your number will be 495. This Is true
! ln n11 ca8e8 wnere onl' tll,ee "Bures
are used In malting up a number. Tho
central figure will always be 9 when
the transposed number is subtracted
from tho original number, nnd the two
end figures when ndded together will
make 9. So, knowing cither tho llrst
or the lust figure of the result, you can
glvo the entlro number.
TrlcU Playeil Upon a Waller.
Liquid air is perhaps the coldest
thing in the world. It Is so cold that
a cake of ico Is n fierce fire compared
with It, for a kettle of liquid air placed
on a cake of ice will boll Just as water
bolls over a hot fire. It freezes mer
cury so hard thnt one can drive nails
with it. The story Is told that Mr.
Charles E. Trlpler, the experimenter in
liquid air, recently took n quart can
of tho romarkable substance with him
on a visit to a friend. On tho way ho
stopped In a restaurant to eat a beef
steak. The waiter brought a hot
broiled steak and placed It in front ot
Mr. Trlpler. As soon as the waiter's
hack was turned, Mr. Trlplor hastily
opened tho can ami exposed the meat
to tho liquid nlr. Instantly tho steak
was frozon na hard an a rock. When
tho waltor came back his customer
complained that tho steak was frozen.
So tho waiter callod tho head waiter,
and tho head waiter blamed It nil on
the cook, aud tho cook was at n loss
to explain, and the result was that tho
frozen steak was taken hack Into tho
kitchen as a mystorlous curiosity. A
new steak was broiled for Mr. Trlpler,
and this ouo ho uto with much relish.
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