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PLAGUE OF THEIR LIVES
Entanglements of u local nainro ho.
set the paths of Messis. Melville 13.
Wygant and John T. Redmond, two
gold finders of Stuten Island. The
former owner of the property upon
which the -eaauro was found has
made a demand of $40,000 upon Mr
Wygant. Another member of the fam
ily has appeared to accept $200 for his
claim. Every mall brings demands for
gold. Tholr pot of treasure has be
come the plague of tho discoverers'
On this account they have spent anx
ious nights since they sprang Into
fame. They say that they stood over
the treasure with shotguns, reinforced
by bulldogs. One of tho animals, ac
cording jto Mr. Wygant, whllu pur-.
. forming his duty, was poisoned.
Legend of Tremnr.
That at least a considerable quanti
ty of the precious motar had been found
there enn bo " no "tltjiilit. Mr. John- T.
Redmond told tho legend which ac
counted for the presence of the trea
sure. The occupant of the bouso a
century and n half ago built a tower,
THE OLD Finni'LACK.
on which were kindled beacons. Theso
..luring many a grand ship to destruc
tion of tho chill waters of the Kill von
Kull. Tho wreckers abstracted doub
loons from Spanish galleons and IxmiIs
d'Ors from French barks. Those 111
gotten gains are sa.ld to have been
placed In the identical kettlo which
was found by Mr. Wygant and Mr.
Redmond. They hnd engaged the ser
vices of Mr. Thomas Drown, an emi
nent young attorney, somo days be
fore they secured the contract for the
demolition of the old house, which re
sulted in finding the treasure.
Everybody In Port Richmond knows
"Mel" Wygant and his livery stable.
He is a man of large dimensions and a
merry eye. He Is around fifty, and Is
counted one of the richest mon In the
village Ho owns many houses. Tho
story thnt ho had found a lot of gold
under the ruins of the old Hatfield
house excited the whole village to the
fever point. The old house was a land
mark, and was over a hundred years
old. For all that time It was the home
of tho Hntflelds. Many tales aro told
of tho Hntflelds. The original Hatfield
owned over 100 acres of land In the
vicinity. The last Hatfield to livo in
tho old house was John D. He died In
1892. Then It fell Into tho hands of
John J. Hatflold. Mr. Charles Rosen-
berg, a wealthy Now York merchant,
bought the farm, and Is cutting It into
lots. The house was torn down to get
It out of the way. After removing tho
house the contractor sold tho stone
to Mr. Wygant for $10. It was while
digging In the masonry that ho and
Mr. Redmond found the pot contain
ing, it Is said, $40,000 In gold.
Tho gold Is kept carefully hidden
away In a safe somewhere on the
Island. Unless the claimants can
Identify it they cannot sue for Its re
covery, nnd tho flndors do not mean to
r ARE PAINTED TOO BLACK.
Sptdem Are Deier-ln of More Couild
ration llian They Il-celve.
"There nre many kinds of spiders
besides those that annoy the houso
wlfo with tholr webs stuck up In the
coiners of tho rooms nnd In tho win
dows where sho has been too busy
with the sewing to look after tho
house much," says a recent writer on
fidentlJlc subjects," but every kind
Is an appetite on eight legs and thor
oughly convinced that no one can bo
strong nnd hearty that lives on vege
tables. They all spin more or less,
k whence their name, which Is a con-
traction of splndor or splnnor. Also,
they bite, and If you listen to all the
fool stories that aro told, when a
spider bites you you will savo time by
sending for tho lawyer to make your
will and telegraph for tho boys to
como homo at once If they want to
seo you allvo. Dut I will tell you as
between educated peoplo that know a
thing or two and do not get scared
over every llttlo trlllo that n spider's
bite Is no worse than a mosquito's
not so bad, In fact. A big spider can
kill n smnll bird with Its poison, but
it only makes a man's arm swell up
V and hurt for a day or less and not
hurt very much, nt that. Dertkau
could not feel tho ordinary domostlc
spider on tho thick skin of his hand,
and only between tho fingers could
tho spider make a puncture like thnt
of a dull pin. Tho worse result was
that It Itched a llttlo. Olackwall had
J them draw blood, but that was all.
Though one spider bit another , so
'hnrd that Its liver ran out It lived
for moro than a yoar aftorward. As
for theso torrlblo tarantulas, either tho
t stories told about victims having to
' dance till they foil down In exhaus
tion in order to escape death and
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"UuXWi)' " '''cfy1 Kl I W&Zfc T XWr HATFIELD H0U81C
Mft''t"'' ' &. ,iy2t MELVILLE K. WYOANT.
let them Identify It. They have hlied
a lawyer to take chnrge of the case.
t'tlrlou ClirUtlmi Nttine.
One of the most curious names ever
bestowed upon a girl Is Alls and
Grates She Is now ulwut It years old.
her name being registered at Somesct
House. London, in is)8, when ho was
baptled. luv sister's name Is equally
uniiMial. Nun Nlvei When Alis and
Oraces and Nun Nlvcr arrive at tho
age of matuilty at least one of them
bhould mairy a jouth whose Christian
name compares favorably; for exam
ple. Acts of the Apostles.
This Is a name found In an English
parish register: Acsnpostle, son of
Thomas nnd Ellznbeth Pegden, was
baptized Aug. 2, 1795. Again this name
figures lu records In 1833. when Acts
of the Apostles , son of Rlchnrd and
Phebe Kennett, was baptized. This
name, curious as It Is, is preferable to
What, or Dun Splro Spero. names with
which children hnvo been handicapped.
It was a patriotic American who be
stowed upon his young hopeful the
uamo of Declaration of Independence.
A most warlike name Is Robert Alma
Dalaclava Inkcrman Scboatopol Delhi
Dugdale, who Is an English innkeep
er's son. A similar name Is Richard
Coeur do Lion Tyler Wnlter Hill.
Rnula'a Blighty Navy.
Russia's fleet consists of 22 first
class battleships, yielding to none in
tho world In excellence und perfection,
though three or four of tho Japanese
battleships have certain qualltlos of
superior weight; one second-class bat
tleship, 1G coast defense ships, and 23
cruisers of the first-class, or fully ar
mored. Twenty-three battleships and
I 23 cruisers, therefore, may stand as
, the backbone of Russia's naval
htrength, n force well seconded by full
complements of coast defense ships,
second nnd third-class cruisers, gun
boats, torpedo boats, torpedo destroy
ers, transports, auxiliaries and all that
pertains to them. The Russian heavy
guns are second o nono and tho bat
teries of 6-lnch and 4.7-lnch qulck-fir-Ing
guns leave nothing to wish for. The
secondary small arm batteries are
likewise perfectly equipped. The Rus
sian warships nro, In fact, the most
numerously armed In the world.
Hlll'a IIIhs from a Dor Laborer.
James J. Hill, president of the Great
Northern railroad company, and now
worth many millions, was at one time
a day laborer in St. Paul, Minn. Ho
was a stalwart, husky American nnd of
madness were tremendous whoppers
or tarantulas don't bito as bad as they
used to. It Is true that In thoso days
tho Italian violinists had to work
overtime composing tnrantelles to
play for the bitten, but still there were
sneering skeptics thnt said It was all
a scheme got up to pass the hat for
tho wlfo and family of tho suffering
niim whom a malignant spider had
bitten while he was out looking for a
job. Dufour had a tarantula that was
quite tame and gontlo. Sho took files
from his fingers llko n dear thing."
Sariiti tlrnnd'i Wit.
Mine. Sarah Grand's lectures In Eng
land during the past winter havo been
attended with singular success. Clever,
accomplished and charming, she talks
brilliantly and lectures with easy grace
and finish. Peoplo who havo rushed
to hear her In tho hopo that her lec
tures would savor of tho problems In
"The Heavenly Twins" and "Dabs tho
Impossible," and who expected to. bo
mildly shocked, havo beon disappoint
ed. Rut thoy havo beon agreeably sur
prised In other wnyB by hor sense of
humor, which Is tho salt of her speak
ing as well us hor writing. Recently
she sent a London audlenco into
screams of laughter when sho respond
ed to the cry from Australia "Send us
2,000 wives." "In behalf of 2,000 Eng
lish benedicts, I reply, 'Toko ours!
Tako ours!' "
1'alo Ituie Cloak
As pale bluo cloth cloaks were Im
mensely smart last summer at tho
French watering places, so this year
will bo thoso In palo rose color. Somo
tlmos tho matorlal Is flannol, home
timos cloth, sometimes taffotn, always
It has a certain nlr of bolng tailored
that is n bit of a pretonso considering
'tho color, and, In somo casos, tho ma-
. -vo '-
' rfrz, 'm i i - i
rs r-P?'nmf efXaaV t
:? 'zu&XWt . , i- : MSimwOtml
great natural shrewdness. He ROl pos
sesion of a number of Manitoba land
grants lu some way or othor and
eolved an eluhorntp scheme for run
ning a railroad out Into that wilder
ness, dividing the land off Into farms
and city lots and selling It. He Inter
ested some of the ilchest men In his
plan, talked them Into putting up the
money for the loml and it was built.
Tho lots were (.old right on all right
nml tho road was a success. Later on
Hill got control of It, having started
with nothing but some plans on puper.
That was his beginning and be has
been going nbead over since. He Is a
The l'ouiiRm riant.
The compass plant Is one of tho
most Interesting growths on the great
prairies of North America, and many
lino specimens may be seen In botani
cal gardens. It Is from three to six
feet high, bears a pietty yellow flow
er and lives through a number of
years. Tho name Is derived from the
fact that tho edges of Its radical leaves
always point noith and south, and tho
faces ale therofoie turned oast and
Hunters, travelers nnd horsemen on
tho trackless prairies depend In great
part upon this plant to get their bear
ings. Even on dark nights It serves as
a guide. If tho lost traveler can feel
the edges of the leaves, he can nt once
locate tho points of the compass.
ougfellow In his beautiful poem of
Evangeline refers to this plnnt when
heroine over the western prairies in
search of her exiled Acadian lover.
Scientists ascribe the action of the
leaves of the plant in always pointing
north nnd south as duo to the effect of
Wellington's Appetite Kimlly Halted.
Tho Duke of Wellington's personal
tastes and habits, like those of most
groat men, were very simple. Ho
cared not for show or pomp of any
kind, in his diet ho wns very abstem
ious, even to the injury, it appears,
of his health. He, of course, kept a
first rate French cook for. his guests.
The cook, it Is said, one day suddenly
resigned. The duke In astonishment
asked the reason.
"Was his salary insufficient?"
"No, my salary is very handsome.
Dut I am not appreciated. I cook
your dinner mysolf, a dinner fit for a
king. You say nothing. I go out and
leave the under-cook to cook your
dinner. He gives you a dinner fit for
a pig. You say nothing. I am not
appreciated. I must go."
ratling of the lllg lUnch.
Charles S. Goodnight, a pioneer
ranchman In the Texas Panhandle a
generation ago, says that this genera
tion has seen the passing of the 1,000,
000 aero ranch, and thnt Immenso
tracts in one body have seen their day
In Texas. Mr. Goodnight says that
ten men with 10.000 acres each can
operate moro successfully than ono
man on 1,000,000 acres.
"Don't you kinder hanker after re
spectability now an' den?" asked Plod
"Oh, I dunno," answered Meander
ing Mike. "Sometimes I t'lnk dat re
spectability aln' much moro dan per
mission to work hard for what us
people gits for nothln'."
terial. One of tho prettiest models to
como out as yet Is In palo roso flan
nel, three-quarters length, luld from
tho shoulders In tiny tucks that aro
stitched almost to the hem. Tho cloak
fastens with nn ecru guipure senrf
about the throat, knotting on ono sldo,
and then hanging lu two long, broad
ends to tho lwm of tho cloak, confined
at several points by straps of flnnnol,
buttoned across with handsome gold
buttons. Tho sleeve Is wide and looso
nnd hangs only a llttlo bolow tho el
bow In order to show u full under
eleovo of luco llko the scarf. Tho gnr
mont is unllned.
Million Chain Artroii Africa.
Rev. Georgo Grenfell has beon com
missioned by Robert Arlington, a
wealthy man of Leeds, England, to es
tablish a chain of Christian missions
across Africa. Mr. Grenfell has long
beon the friend nnd confidant of Leo
pold, king of tho Delginns, by whom
ho wns created a commandor of tho
Royal Order of tho Lion. Ho was se
lected by tho king of tho Dolglans to
act as a special commissioner for tho
delimitation of tho Congo frontier, and
traveled 1,000 miles on oxback during
his Journeylngs, which occupied two
years, and compelled him to occupy
tho Bamo tent and dangeroui. surround
ings for the whole of that tlmo.
IOn mrrnrent (Irnand.
Tho term "help," meaning household
or outside assistants engaged for short
periods, occurs In tho Massachusetts
records of 1C45, whore help and serv
ants aro treated an separato, tho lattor
being Inferior. A "sorvnnt" In thoso
days was not sul Juris; "help" stood
on different ground, and tho distinc
tion is Btlll folt, however faintly,
"Hqlp" meant a free person, "sofvdrlt"
RKVENOE 18 SWEET.
What nappined When I'atUnce Had
Ccaied to be a Virtue.
Thoie Is an unuwitnlly quiet citizen
up near the clown of Piety hill who Is
Just now thinking n great deal of him
self. One of his nelghhtiiH has three
pet dogs When separated they are
well bt'hnwd tinil consldeiate to
HtrangeiB. but when together they
seem to legal d It as an Impel utivo
duty to try to eat nny agent or other
strange caller at the limine. After they
had bitten thiee llttlo children belong
ing to the quiet eltUon, torn his wife's
best gown, and Miappcd at him while
ho crossed tho lot. bo decided that duty
as a husband and father called for no
tion on his part. One evening he
reached tho house with a bulldog, bred
In the purple, and much to bo admired
because ho wuh so oxciuclatlngly ugly.
In a few days he followed his master
wherever he went. Thus asamed, the
man made a call on his neighbor with
the.three pets. The French blill want
ed to play, nnd cut great., antics In
trying to entice the trio Into. the game.
Thoy Just snarled, showed their tteth
and darted ill. hi in when the opclllng
seemed favoiablo. Finally ho was hlf-'
ten on the end of his stub tall.liyUio
Scotch teirler. and ho" ma,tle, u lush
that his master checked In tlnyj. "Lot
him go." urged tho host. "He's not
dangerous, nnd tho dogs enn tako care
of themselves. I'll bo icsponsible."
The quiet man demurred until tho pots
woro charging right Into his lap after
tholr prey, when he let go as If to
protect himself. The Imported cyclone
hnd tho air full of dogs for about thiee
minutes. Thoie was a continuous
crash of brlc-a-hrac, nil the light fur
niture wns dancing, the host was kick
ing about wildly, and the quiet mnn
wbb making an admirable bluff at try
ing to restrnln his propeity. When
tho entertainment was over the sitting
room looked like a Junk shop. Tho
neighbors had some little aigument
about whether the bull pup should bo
killed on tho spot, und when the quiet
man left ho went out backward, cau
tioning his neighbor In a low tone of
volco not to do anything rash. Tho
neighbor hns given away two of his
pets, and advertised for one of thoso
fighting white bulldogs with pink eyes.
Detroit Free Press.
JOHN MUIR AT HIS WORK.
The tlood Mau'a Illicnverlei nn the
"For twenty-flvo years John Mulr
hns made out of doors his realm. For
moro than half this time ho lived and
wandered alone over tho high Sierras,
through tho Yosemlto valley, and
among tho glaciers of California and
Alaska, studying, sketching, climbing.
At night he sometimes rested luxuri
ously, wrapped In a half-blanket beside
a camp-fire; sometimes, when fuel was
wanting, and tho way too urduous to
admit of carrying his piece of blanket,
he hollowed for himself a snug nest
In tho snow. He Is no longer a young
man, but when last I saw him ho was
making plans to go again to tho North,
to explore the four new glaciers dis
covered last summer by the Harrlman
expedition. 'What do you com hero
for?' two Alaskan Indians once nBked
him, when they hnd nccompanled him
as far, through perilous ways, as ho
could hire or coax them to go. 'To got
knowledge,' wns his reply. Tho Indians
grunted; they hnd no words to express
their opinion of this extraordinary lu
natic. Thoy turned back and left him
to venture nlono ncross the great gla
cier, which now benrs his name. So
trifling a matter as their desertion
could not deter him from his purpose.
He built n cabin at the edges of tho
glacier, and there setttled to work,
and to live, for two long years. Ho
made dally trips over that Icy region
of deep gorges, rugged descents nnd
vast moraines, taking notes nnd mak
ing sketches, until ho had obtained tho
knowledge, and tho understanding of
tho knowledge, that he was after.
Mulr Glacier Is tho largest glacier dis
charging into tho wonderful Glacier
Day on the Alaskan coast. Relng the
most accessible ono in thnt region,
tourists are allowed to go ashore to
climb upon Its sheer, Icy cliffs, and
watch tho mnny Icebergs that go tum
bling down from It. This Is a thrill
ing oxperlcnce to the globe-trotter, but
to dwell there bcsldo tho glnclor, to
study the phenomena, encounter perils,
alono and unaided, Is an experience
that few besides John Mulr would
court." Adallno Knapp In Alnsleo's.
As for blouses of lingerie mnterlnls,
thoy will bo altogether novel when
worn with a corselet skirt of black taf
feta, which will lace or button In closo
princoss lines or In loose folds that
will bo drawn up high over tho bust.
Tho blouBe of whito lawn is tucked
nnd Inco Inset to a marvelous dogreo,
Sand tho sleeves, tucked down from tho
shoulders, sproad into simply enor
mous bishops, which nro gathered at
tho wrists Into n deep flounce of Inco
that entirely covors tho hnnds.
Manufacturers uro actually making
marble by tho same process by which
nature makes It, only in a few weeks
Instead of a few thousand venm Thnv
itako a father Boft liracstouo und chom-
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iv.au jiciiiivuiu ii wiiii vuiiuuH color
ing matters, which sink Into tho stono,
and uro not a mere surface coloring,
as in scngllola. Tho completed material
takes a fine polish, and many of tho
specimens aro of beautiful color and
marking. Used as a voneor, It Is nbout
one-third the price of naturo's marblo.
Development of Onod Apple.
Apples nro now In tho economy of
tho world's uso and tnste. At tho
beglnlng of tho Inst century few va
rieties woro known. And wo can
go back in history to a tlmo when all
apples" woro llttlo, sour and puckery
crab apples and nothing c1eo.
HOW THEY ARE MADE AND
Kterjr War I.lmli Thnt Approach More
Nenrlr tn rerfeotlnn Are llrlng Turned
Out Wonderful Meetinnlini of Wooden
1.4g of Todiiy.
For the ndwince that has been made
In the construction of artificial limbs
tin railroads or to bo thanked. They
(iinno a demand that Is always gt owing
ns regards quality no loss than us re
gards quantity. To meet this demand
the llmbniaker, straining oveiy nerve,
finds himself turning out each year
limbs that approach mote nearly to
perfection. Tho wooden log of to-day
Is a wonderful mechanism. While It
Is much llko the real leg It does not
equal tho real leg In nny lespect, and
nlongsltle of a iciil log It will always
be, seen to oo 'a poor oubdgh make
shift. Yet, hidden under shoes' and1
trouHoranir skirt, It -serves; it cn-
,blcs Its went or to walk without a
cane. It cntutot be told from a natural
leg. It Booms, If you take It ,up and.
examine It. to bo made of pink wax.
It Is made, as a matter of fact,, of Eng
lish willow, Htiips of Engiisu willow,
coveied with rnwhldo that Is enameled
pink. It Is hollow, and It Is very light
from four to the pounds In weight.
The foot Is always vory delicate mil
smnll, the ankle slender, thu ralf large
and round "a good leg." you would
say, appiovlngly, of its shape. Dut the
foot has no toes; It ends lu a solid
strip. Suppose you havo had your leg
cut off above tho knee. You will then
require ono of the most complicated
wooden logs made, ono with u Joint at
tho knee nnd another nt tho ankle.
You wait until your stump Is perfectly
healed and healthy, and thou you vlflt
the wooden legmaker. Tho wooden
legmuker tukes u cast In plaster of
the stump. He measures your remain
ing leg carefully. "Return," ho says,
"In Biieh nnd such a time." When
you return the leg Is ready for you.
A thick stocking, called n stump stock
lug, Is put on your stump, und over
thnt tho leg fits much ns a glove tits
over a hand. The stump sets Into the
leg so that the weight falls ni the
sides, not on tho end, of the stump,
und thus soreness Is avoided. An ar
rangement of strnps about your shoul
ders nnd bienst holds tho leg In place.
You try to walk, and If you aro ta'ily
self-confident, you will walk well fiom
the stnrt. You will bo surprised to boo
that, somewhat, tho kneo and nukle
of the wooden leg bond In harmony
with tho other knee nu anklo. When
you elt down the wooden log forms
itself naturally Into u right aii'jlo r.t
tho knee, nnd when you walk the foot
flexes itself on the ankle. What can ios
this? The Joints work llko tho Joints
of a wax doll easily, smoothly, firm
ly. The foot, pressed on the floor,
causes the anklo Joint to work; tho
bent of the naturul leg at tho knee
causes the wooden one to bend there
In sitting down. You decide thnt you
are not badly off, after all, and pay
$100 to the legmaker und depart.
Your purchaso will last you about flvo
years. It will then bo worn boyond
romedy at the Joints, nnd you will have
to got a now one. This will nnnoy
you; you will havo got accustomed to
the old leg; the uow ono will not seem
tho Bamo until It, too, will bo about
worn out. In case of amputation be
low tho knee tho .voodon leg cosU
only $85, and no shoulder straps aro
required. A kind of leather drawer Is
attached to the top of the leg, and laces
up to 'the stump firmly. An artificial
foot costs $45. A wooden legmaker
said: "Only ono In twenty nro women.
Tnls Is because women lead sheltered
lives, becauso thoy don't work on tho
railroads, in the mines, or dmong dan
gerous machinery. Women, while they
abhor false limbs for themselves, do
not mind them on other persons. A
woman will not hosltnto to marry a
man with a wooden leg. Ono of tho
prettiest women I over knew married
a man who had two legs of wood, and
sho Is happy. A man, on the other
hand, would not marry a woman with
a wooden leg under nny condition.
That is where mon and women differ.
Women nro more spiritual and moro
unselfish than men. A person who
wears nn artificial leg will have a
wonderful and beautiful developmnnt
of the shoulders, back and chest. His
vnist .will always remain slim nnd
supple. His flguro, the ol.ier he grws,
will approach nearer and nnaror to
perfection. This Is becauso the man
agement of the aitlflclal leg falls to
a tremendous oxtcnt upon the muscles
of tho shoulders, bnck and chest, und
theso muscles nre getting tint y a mag
nificent serlcs"of exorcises. I know a
young mnn with two wooden legs. Ho
wnlks with a cane, and his depth
through the chest, his breadth of back
and tho width of his shoulders, well
set off by the sllmnoss of his waist,
causes peoplo on the street to turn
nnd look nftor him with approbation.
It Is Impossible to toll how many nr
tificlal limbs aro made in this country
tti a year. There aro threo factories
for tholr making In th's city, two or
three In Now York nnd ono In Mil
waukee. Logs first woio made of cork,
which wis. not durable, then of alumi
num, which was not durable, either.
Iniana Worker' Nklll.
There can be no presumption that
tho Inmates of a lunntlc asylum aro
dangerous or unskillful workmen from
tho fact alono thnt they are Insano,
holds tho Supreme court of California,
In tho coso of Atkinson vs. Clark (C4
Pac. Rep., 709), and n superintendent
of an Insano asylum who allows somo
of the inmates to assist In tearing
down a brick wall Is not liable for
an Injury received by a regular work
man, who was also engaged In tho
work, unless tho evldonco shown that
the superintendent wns careless or un
skillful In the selection of tho lumtes.
CHICKS PIRB8 ON SHIPS.
Ilerlln Ohemllte Invention Impregnate
Air with Carbonic Acid Uai.
It Is well known that fire cannot burn
in nn ntmoRphoro strongly Impregnated
with cnrbonlc acid gas. This fact has
been utilized by Inventors, with tho
result that wo lutvo hund flro grenades
In many public buildings nnd factories,
and experience has repeatedly demon
Btratod tholr value. Some experiments
have recently been nmdo In Dromon
tn connection with a mode of extin
guishing Ares on board ship, Invented
by a Ilerlln chemist named Gronwald,
that Is based upon the theory of tho
hand flro grenade. The objects almod
at and said to havo been attained by
tho now system nre: First, to glvo
timely notice, by means of a special
apparatus, of any flro which may break
out In tho hold of a ship; and, second,
to extinguish piomptly the fire by
pumping carbonic ncld gaB Into the
hold. Two plica of wood, were ljullt
up In tho forehold of a lighten, Tho
largo Jogs were nvixud .wllh.wHinalldr
bloc'kBiot iwpoOi nud n quantity of wotidt
Bl-nvlnks Boaked In petroleum. On tho'
tops of tho piles of Wood' waft' sprcftl ,
about a fourth of a ton of'coal, atf,d
In the hold was placed un Irim basket "
filled with' coke heated to u porfct
glow. The two piles of wood were set
alight simultaneously nt 4:07 o'clock
lu the afternoon. Tho tire tlovelopod
quickly with the hatches open, und nt
4:21 tho hntchos were closed. Then
carbonic ncld gas was pumped Into tho
hold for twenty-one minutes, and ton
minutes later the hatches wore opened.
Tho flip was found to be extinguished
completely. The tiro nlarni worked
perfectly, and the thermometer on
dock showed correctly tho rlfco nnd fall
of tho temperature In tho hold. The
Inventor claims that when a flio
breaks out In a ship's hold, If his sys
tem Is followed tho lire will bo an
nounced nutomatlcally on dock; It wl 1
bo kept under observation from tho
deck and extinguished by operation
cairled out on deck.
The Lnrhrrmnl Fluid.
Tears havo tho'r functional duty to
accomplish, llko every other llitld of
tho body, nnd the lnehiymnl gland Is
not placed behind tho ejes simply tn
fill space or to glvo expression to emo
tion, Tho chemlcnl properties of tenr.s
consist of phosphate of llmo nnd soda,
malting them very salty, but never
hitter. Their action on the eye Is very
beneficial, and hero consists their pie
Bcrlbed duty of the body, wnshlng
thoroughly that nensltlvo organ, which
allows no foreign lluitl to do the snmo
woik. Nothing cleanses tho eye llko a
good, salty shower bath, and medical
art has followed naturo's laws in this
solution for any distressed condition
respect, advocating tho Invigorating
of tho optics. Tears do not weaken the
sight, but Improvo It Thoy net as n
tonic on the muscular vision, keeping
thu eye soft and limpid! and It will bo
sympathetic tears gather quickly havo
brighter, temlcror orbs than others.
When tho pupils nro hard and cold,
the world attributes it to one's dis
position, which la a mcro figure of
speech Implying tho lack of balmy
tears, that aro to the cornea what salvo
Is to tho skin or nourishment to tho
A Urlnklna Orchid.
A strange species of orchid has been
found In South America along tho Rio
de In Platte, the land of peculiar
plants and flowors. This particular or
chid whenever It feels thirsty takes a
drink by letting down n tube Into
the water. When tho tube Is not in
use it Is called up on the top of tho
plant. It Is highly interesting to
watch the working of this plant. When
It feels that it needs water the tubo
gradually unwinds Itself until It dips
Into the wator. Then It slowly colls
round and winds up, carrying with it
tho amount of wator contained in that
part of the tube which had been Im
mersed, until tho final coil Is taken,
when the water Is dumped Into the
heart of tho plant. Then the tube re
mains colled until more wator Is re
quired. Tho plant grows at tho edgo of a
stream directly over the water or
where the water has boon. Where tho
water has dried away It Is almost
pathetic to seo the tubo work Its way
over tho ground In search of molsturo
to nourish the plnnt.
Orn. Ilntha' TrnrtlPHl .lolcr,
A good story Is told of the nicothg
between Dothn and Kitchener when
they tried to nrrnngo torms of peace.
At tho end Dotha said: "Well, I must
be going." Kltchonor replied: "No
hurry; you haven't got to catch a
train." "Dut thnt's Just whitt I have
got to do," said Dotha. And two days
afterward a train was held tip and
looted on tho Dolngoa lino, not very
far from tho placo of meeting.
What Money Cannot llur.
Dut pretty nearly every one has for
gotton thnt even If Carneglo money
paid tho student fees In tho Scottish
universities, tho students would still
havo to furnish tho midnight tall, the
wet towel and tho brains to compre
hend. There Is still nn royal road to
lenrntng. Detroit Journal,
Carnegie' Klmt Library Gift.
Andrew Carnegie's first gift of a pub
lic library was to his blrtbplaco, Dun
formllne, Scotland, He said at the
tlmo that it was a good placejo begin,
becnuse "tho flrBf public library the
little placo ovor had was tho collec
tion of threo weavers, ono of whom
was my father."
1C rinrlbu- Unum.
Tho uso of tho "E Plurlbus Unum"
on coin was nevor authorized Jiy law.
Its first known uso was ln"u Ne'wiJor
sey cent struck off lu 1776.
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