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Man In giren n sensed of hnmor to
compensate lilm as the nrn 10b him
SIme was when on the nniioi uce
mont of .1 bnnk fnlluro they lined to
ask "whut'a her nnmu?"
l'nrlslniiH nto 23.000 horses hint jronr.
Hero wo lmvo n Hold where the auto
mobile cannot hope to compete.
It Is reported that a duko wants to
marry Helen Gould. Now comes the
iiliroruo ti'Ht of Helen's good kciiso.
Why doesn't ho mo enterprising me
illiini arrange nn Interview with Do
LosBop.s on recent events In Pinuma7
Thn tnnii who stood on the bridge
at midnight probably found It cheaper
tnan sitting In at bridge at the .same
If It Ih trni) that the grcntcst happi
ness Ih In hnvlng enough, the man
with coven daughter;) should he oh,
Tho Hrooklyn Knglo thinks current
rurplng nt Pnttl Is duo to the "ncldu
Iouh pessimism of tho supercritical
Thieves huvo stolen ono of the his
bronze Kates of Centrnl l'nrk, New
York, hut nt hist necounts the obellsl;
had not been tnkon.
When Now York society lenders full,
out the wondering world learns thnt)
bolng In the smart set doeun't dull tho!
edge of n ludy's tongue.
A woman strlko sympathizer threw
n brick at a car in Chicago tho other
day., It Is not related what shop
window Huffered in consequence.
"People uro Hcldom satisfied with'
small favors," romnrked tho phlloso
pher. "What fun Is thero In klssInK
u girl If you can't muss her hair?"
Tho enthusiasm which Japan and,
Russia aro showing 'for penco causes-'
a Hiiaplclon that thero must' bo a'
stock of damp powder In tho far Hast.'
An KnKllsh mayor hns bunded out
his salary to bo divided between tho
poor and tho town bands. Tho bands,
presumably, aro to bo bribed to quit
Tho Toronto World hopes Undo.
Sum will "choko to death on tho noxtj
blto ho takes off Canada." Perhaps
he'll try to swallow tho peHky thing
whole next, time.
During tho Inst fiscal year tho rail
roads of, tho country killed 3,653 per
sons and Injured -15,097 more. What,
are Macedonian outrages' compnreir
with this record?
Tho Cuban congress has voted a
gift of $50,000 to Gen. Gome. Evi
dently tho Cuban congress wunts
Gomez to retire permanently from tho
Somebody will bo trying to provo
next thut Crescent! never trotted a
mile In less thftu three minutes, and
then he i-wns, tied to nn automobile
and timed by a sun-dial.
There are those who think. that' our
national patriotism Is even robust
enough to survive tho suppression of
the dynamite crackor and tho toy pis
tol on tho Fourth of July.
The banlfs routlnuo to merge. And
nobody rises to protest. In fact, every
body seems to bo satisfied. The bnnks
enjoy a monopoly of this sort of feel
ing when It comes to merging.
Hartford Post: Wo huvo found that
tho most lovable women, as a rule,
are those who have no moro mathe
matical ability than is required to
keep account of tho milk tickets.
The boy who writes in his copy
book, "Reach after the higher things,"
cannot understand why his backward
anatomy should bo tattooed because
he gathers Jam from tho top shelf.
It will probably bo Incumbent on
tho historian of tho Immediate future
to record that Generalissimo Haracl
Uoyes of thn Colombian army inarch
nl down a hill and then mnrched up
The new fund for tho Mothodlst
ministers amounts now to ?40,000
more than half of what Wlllard Allon
took. It is not goucrally known just
where Mr. Allen spent Thanks
giving. , Their lighting may not bo up to tho
Kuropoun standard, but tho Central
American countries do not keep tho
"War Is Inovltnblo" hcadllno standing
' for soveral months before they got
some kind of action.
King Peter tried to congratulate
Great Britain's diplomatic represents
tlvo at Dolgrado on King Edward's,
ilrthday, but got snubbed for his,
pains. Petor will have to keep quiet;
and make motions when ho wants to
express his thoughts.
Ono of tho judges has decided that
a girl has no breach of promlso suit
against a man who proposes on Suns
day and falls to carry out tho agree
ment. After this It may be expected
that tho lights will bo put out prompt
Iv nt 12 o'clock Saturday nlplit.
OR FOUND OUT
By A. L. Harrlw Author of "Mine Own Familiar1 Friend," etc
Copyright, l as J , v V a $ e 1 1 I'nttlltMng Company,
Copyright, t 9 o s , tiff Street ( Smith.
CHAPTER VI Continued.
"A dreadful railway accident ban
taken place on thn Southeastern rail
way. A goods train from Ixindon to
Maidstone, which contained two wng
ons loaded with petroleum burrols,
through some mistake In tho signals,
ran Into tho I: CD up irnln from Ho
ver, at tho (mint wheie tho lines cioss.
Tho engine, tender, and three first
class carriages have been furnished up
and burnt by tho petroleum. Twenty-three
pnssengoiH are either dead or
The persplrntlon stood upon his
brow as he read this this grim and
ghnstly paragraph- over and over
"How could I possibly let them neo
this?" ho groaned to himself. "They
would go out of their minds with thn
horror of it. And yet," the thought
struck him, "what Is to prevent them
from rending it all, and moro beside.
In tho morning papers? Though, ef
course, thero is hope thero must bo
a gler.m of hope! Home must have
escaped! How slow this train Is. Ami
yet, why should I want to travel fast
er? How do I know what awaits me
nt my journey's end?"
When the train renehed London
Hrldgo, n littlo before ten. he found
nil was bustle and confusion. Tho
news of tho accident hud jmroad like
wlldllre, mid n momentarily Increas
ing throng of agonized friends and
rolatlvoa besieged tho tifflclals, at
tacked tho telegraph ofllco and hurried
hither and thither, backwards and
forwards, In seurch' of something defi
nite In tho shupc of Information.
Ted Hurrltt forcod himself through
tho crowd which was gn'hcred round
some person In authority, and put
tho same questions which burst from
so many lips nt once.
"Was anything moro known about
tho accident? When would the lino
bo clear, and when would n train be
nllowcd to run to tho scene of the
And tho answers, repealed over
and over again, and passed from
mouth to mouth, wero:
"No further details of the accident
hud bean ascertained, nnd no names
of tho victims had yet been published,
as tho telegraph lines had been brok
en. The first train to Ilannock Hrldge.
the scene of tho disaster, would bo
run as soon us tho lino was clear, and
that could not bo for somo hours long
er. The uufortunnto people who
craved to know whnt might bo the
fnto of some of their nearest nnd denr
est, could do nothing but wait, hour
after hour, every minute of which
seemed nn age, nnd each separate
hour an eternity.
And so, ut last, tho hours wore
nvay, and very early In tho morning
a train stuited, bearing Its weary, hag
gard load of men nnd women, each
hoping that God hud at least been
merciful to him, or her, whoever else
He might have bereaved.
Ted Hurrltt sat In his corner of the
carriage, and let his thoughts wander
where they would. All at onco the
thought occurred to him, What had
become of tho friend? Thu friend
whom his father wont to meet, and
who was to return with him? Hut
what did it mutter about him? Why.
but for him, though tho accident
would hnve taken place all the same,
It would have had nothing to do with
thut pleasant, peueeful homo at Dill
wlch! Hy the limn he had recovered him
self n little ho iiuw Hint tho day wns
beginning to dawn. Surely they must
bo very near tho scene of the disas
ter. Even In tho faint early light, which
was nil they had to lllumlno tho
scene, signs of the recent cntnstropho
began to appeor. Hy tho side of tho
lino they saw drawn up somo of tho
ruined carriages. Another moment,
nnd tho train drow up nt the pictur
esque little country station, which
had now been eonvorted into n tem
porary dead-house. Tho mournful,
wild-eyed cavalcade, which alighted
at tho platform, were met by tho stn
tloninnstor, who merely motioned with
his arm, and said, "In there."
Tho whole crowd, with ono accord,
poured In tho direction Indicated.
A dreadful sight met thoir eyes. In
tho waiting room nnd booking ofllco
n dozen chnrrod remnants' of humuii
beings wero laid out on tarpaulins
rach ono of which had lost all sem
blance to humanity. There was no
mmk vmBrm ml
clue, no possibility of recognizing or
Ted Hurrltt approached and looked
down upon one; then staggered and
"Are these nl.?" ho nsked, in n
dreadful whisper. Tho mnn who wns
In charge of this ghnstly detnehment
answered, briefly. "Thero be a heap
more on oin In tho church yonder!"
In the Vestry.
Thero wns very littlo sleep for any
one at Mngnollu Lodge that night.
Mrs. Hurrltt was nt Inst persuaded to
go nuil Ho down upon her bed, where
she wns ministered to by her daugh
ter and tho cook.
Ho in lamentations mid torturing
suspense, together with brief intervals
of broken rest, tho night wore awuy.
The servantH, with scurod fnecs, crept
about the house and prepared tho
brenkfast, which nobody touched.
May Hurrltt enmo down stairs about
eight o'clock, and the llrst thing that
she i:;iw was the dully paper lying in
Its accustomed place beside tho urn.
"Ah!" she gasped, "now to know
Tho uceount she sought was un
signed the most prominent position,
and wns headed in large capitals,
'Terrible Huilwny Accident! Thirty
two lives lost! Numbers ronsted to
She read the brief paragraph, into
which so much horror was condensed,
nnd stood as though turned to stone
Then coming bank to herself, she mur
mured: "Mother must never see this,
It would kill her!" And she left tho
room, taking tho paper with her.
"After all, though," she ventured to
hope, "there have been somo saved.
Why may not ho bo among them?
Surely Ted will send a telegram soon.
Poor boy! I wonder whnt ho Is do
ing?" A Utile later In the morning, when
Run, May, and see!"
Mrs. Huiritt wns just being coaxed to
take a littlo beef tea, thoj fateful
double knock onco moro re-ooliocd
through tho house. "
"What's that?" cried Mrs. Hurrltt,
sitting bolt upright. Perhaps bo's
come back safe after all! Mm, May,
The housemaid mot her on the
stairs, bearing a yellow , envelope.
"Tho hoy Is waiting to know IT thero
is any answer, miss," she said, and
lingered in tho expectation of hearing
something of tho contents.
Tho girl seized It and toro it
To loturn to her brother, who had
been told that there wore yet many
moro bodies in tho church, for which
room could not be found elsowhero,
and who, accompanied by a- detach
ment of other seekers, thereupon left
the stntlon for tho sacred edifice. It
was a relief to find themselves ngalu
in tho open air. after the ghnstly
sight that had just met their eyes.
tint theie was horror In the thought
that they wero only exchunglug ono
such scene for another.
"Could ho hnve been ono of those?"
was the awful thought which pursued
tho young man "one of those fearful,
indescribable objects! And was It
such n thing as thnl thut ho must
take homo with him, if It should provo
by nny means possible to soparato tho
idontity of tho one tioin tho other?"
Ho camo In sight of tho church,
which was not far from tho station.
Arriving nt tho porch, tho foremost of
tho purty discovered that tho door
was locked. Hero wns a sudden check
and thoy begun to consult together ns
to where tho key might bo found.
As they did so, a window of ono of
the littlo cottages opposite tho church
wan thrown up, and an old man, in a
quaint, old fashioned nightcap, stuck
his head out.
"I bo a-comin'," ho cried; "yo must
Jest bldo a bit, and I'll bo with 'ce."
This was evidently tho clerk or sox
ton; at any rate, ho was tho individual
required, and th;ru wus nothing to
do but to "bide," as ho had desired
At last tho churchyard gato clicked,
and a shriveled, bent figure made Its
appearance, dangling a bunch of great
koys in ono hand. Ho threw tho great
door open with n clung, and tho peoplo
entered tho church. It was very dark
Inside Tho windows wero most of
them of colored glass and high up, and
tho old fashioned paws nnd tho thick
squat columns which supported tho
roof Fcomcd to swallow up whut littlo
light there was.
"They've put 'cm all Inside the chan
cel rails," said the old man, who had
constituted himself a no:,! of ghoulish
Minster of the ceremonies.
No ono seemed to caro to he the
first to approach thnt part of tho holy
At Inst Ted Hurrltt, with a grim
determination, approached tho railing.
Inside, tho bodies, or what had once
been bodies, were disposed In two
Those on the right hand lay In cof
fins which had been hastily gathered
from nil pnrts of tho neighborhood;
thoso on tho loft were moro groups
of nshos collected together on pieces
Ted Hurrltt began at tho rlght-hnnd
side. Tho other peoplo followed his
example, and tho old clerk ncted ns
"This 'un." he suld, indicating the
terrlblo contents of ono coffin, "is sup
posed to n-bln n young femule, as
they found n thlmblo nnd a bit of a
dress nmong tho ashes. Thlmblo 'ad
tho nnme o' 'Lizzie' scratched on It."
A mnn who yn craning his neck
over Ted Hurrltt'.i shoulder gave a
sharp cry: "That's my girl! That's
my Lizzie! And her mother waiting
for her at home, and won't believe as
anything can have happened to her
Oh, Lord!" nnd ho broke out Into wild
Somo of the others, forgetful of
their own concerns for a momont,
gathered round him and made an at
tempt nt consolation.
"At lenst you know which she Is
that ought to be n little comfort to
"Hut I thought she might have been
saved. She was such a good girl
and look at her there!" and ho gestic
ulated towards tho open coffin.
"I can't stand much moro of this,"
murmured Ted Ilurrltt, as ho wiped
tho great drops of perspiration from
They left tho borenved parent moan
ing over his child's remains and ngaln
pnssed on. Tho next thrco coffins
were oxnmlued, shuddered at and left.
Tho mutilated corpses which they con
tained possessed neither bond, feet
nor hnnds. They could never havo
been taken for anything human had
not tho fact been established beyond
nil doubt. Was either of thoso his
Thero ouly remained ono or two
moro belonging to that row, and they,
too, wero unrecognizable. After that
nothing was left but the poor heaps of
ashen on the other side
''rjhls Is all, ladles and gentlemen,"
snhi the old man, with a sort of charnel-house
cheerfulness, " 'sides ono
more In tho vestry, us was put thero
in consequents of boln very littlo
damaged, "cept about the legs; and
passon did say as I was to show '1m
fust, though buln' easy recognizod.
Hut my pore old 'cd's bin all of a
Jumblo Hlnco th' arcldont, and I clean
forgot 'im. Hut anybody as likes can
Jest step into tho vestry and see 'im
for thelrselves. They've laid 'I in out
on the tublo, through boln' of a hextry
size and runnln' short o' coffins. 'E
wus found buried under a lot o rub
bldgo. and they 'ad a deal o' trouble to
git 'Im out."
There was a general rush hi thnt
direction on the part of all those who
had u male relative nilsslng.
I To bo continued.)
lie had been In tho Dark Continent
jfor two or three years, and when
homo on a visit ho delighted to spin
bis "tall" yarns about his experiences
,in Africa. Tho hunting of. wild lions
was his specialty how ho could shoot
thom, how ho could go out and bo
sure of finding ono, how It was done,
etc., etc.. and ho generally wound up
by saying that he novor yet saw a Hon
that he feared.
Ono night after he had finished
yarning ho was n little taken aback
by one of bis audience, who said:
"That's nothing. I havo lulu down
'and actually slept among linns lu their
wild, natural state"
"I don't beliovc that. I'm no fool!"
suld the great hunter.
"It's thu truth, though."
"You slept among lions in their wild,
"Yes, I certainly did."
"Cnn you provo li. Were they Af
rican?" "Well, not exactly African HonB.
They wero dandelions."
Toys, whether useful or as a pas
tlmo as Instructors, aro fascinating.
However, tho up-to-date toy Is prac
tical. Children have miniature work
ing autos. A make-bellevo train, a
splendid toy, Is a real train of cars
with real locomotlvo and real track.
Thero are children out West on
whoso fathers' property small streams
cross. Thcso boys imitate the things
they seo going on nbout thom. Thoy
build dams, check tho water, con
struct miniature systems of irrigation
in exact copy of tho plan used by tho
farmers of thnt country. 'Hie water
thus damned nourishes a gurden plot
of their own
In this play there Is tho dignity of
Thought Ade Needed Schooling.
Tho following story is going the
rounds of Highland Park, where
Georgo Ado spent tho summer. Tho
nforosald was walking along tho
Btreot ono duy when ho mot a mito of
humanity, kindorgartcn bent, ono of
Mr. Ado's summer colleagues and
Mr. Ado called out: "Hello! Going
to school?" The prompt roply camo,
In tho Bamo tono of good comrade
ship, without the least suggestion of
flippancy, but just as Mr, Ade would
have it: "Not arc you?"
DESERVED TO WIN HER.
Young Man Who 8clzed Opportunity
on the Fly.
"I heard u unique proposal today,"
laughed O'Ucetlo, us ho sat down to
his evening meal. "There wero a
couplo of evidently very learned men
on tho car, who kopt branching from
ono nubjoct to another. Within bear
ing distance of them sat a man and
a woman; in fact, I sat just between
tho two couples.
"I didn't pay much attention to the
remnrks of tho savants until thoy be
gan an informal heart-to-heart Jabber
on a matter I hnd noticed myself.
'"It's truly wonderful how features
change,' said ono. 'For Instance, 1
knew a married couplo who had lived
together so long that they finally con
formed in features. Aftor a time, ono
might easily lmvo mistaken them for
brother nnd ulster, children of tho
same parents, so allko in looks were
" 'I've heard and read of many such
cases, said tho other; 'it's a scientific
fact that constant companionship pro
duces a likeness,' and then was start
ed n diatribe on this interesting lino.
"And just then tho public proposal
camo in, and I was called upon to
secretly admlro tho young man's
nerve Tho girl said to him:
'"Do you think that Is so, Will?'
'"Yes, Indeed,' answered Will;
'and do you know, I'd glvo you every
thing in the world If you'd let me
look llko you.'
"I don't know what tho outcomo
was, but if I'd been her I'd certainly
havo taken him up, for his honest
utspokennesB if nothing else."
TRAFFIC IN HUMAN HAIR.
Regular Markets In Many Parts of the
Wearing fnlso hair Is a very wide
spread custom. In the language of
tho tradesman, hair grown on tho
heads or northern nations is tho most
valuablo, both because of Its superior
fineness aad glo3s nnd its color. Ger
many and Sweden provide the most
valuablo hnlr, especially If It bo
golden blonde, which Is of tho finest
toxturo and of a color Impossible to
obtain by artificial dyes. Italy and
other southern nations produco only
coarser and less costlv varieties. Most
precious of all, however, Is hair of a
It-tin ull.tnn n...!... .,.!.(.. 1 m I
"" oHiui-Riujf v.uiui , which, in sum
clently long plaits, is almost impos
sible to procure, chiefly from tho fact
that Its very rarity causes thoso wom
en lucky enough to possess It to re
fuse to part, with It. The most con
stant supply of human hair for tho
world's market, howovcr, comes from
tho peasa.it girls In countries such
as Itussla and Gulicla, whero immedi
ately aftor marriage a headdress is
assumed which makes the Jack of Its
natural covering unnotlccable. In Bo
hemia, Mornvla nnd Gallcln there are
regular hair markets to which tho
women bring their hair for sale.
Like a Boy's Pocket.
A most remarkable case of gastron
omy for lorolgn bodies of the stomach
was described at a meeting of tho
Acadcmlo do Medccine. The patient,
a youth 10 years old, had entered tho
St. Joseph's Hospital for Epilepsy. Ho
had had nielaena, ami a rather sharp
pain uccomuuiiiod by crepitation in
tho left hypoehondrlum. Tho opera
tion was performed In June, and tho
following bodies were removed
through an orifice of two and a half
contimetera: Eight teaspoons, from
8 to 15 centimeters long; a thrco
pronged fork, a letter tile 12 centime
ters long, two shurp points; a needle,
0" centimeters long, a knifo blade 5
centimeteis long, a. piece of comb 8
centimeters long, anil n key. Thero
were in all twenty-five bodies, weigh
ing 220 grams. The stomach did not
seem to have beon nffected, and the
patient recovered completely. Paris
Letter to the Medical Record.
No More "Rickshaw" Men.
Japan is finding that electric trno
tion and tho "rickshaw" aro lncompat
Iblo and the result Is that over 2,000
human horses In Tokyo have given
up tho unequal struggle with tho elec
tric car and linvo decided to emigrate
in a bodv to the TTnkknliln Ihnra tn
j engage in tho fisheries and other call
ings. It seems a pity, for thero are
few pleasantcr ways of traveling on a
good road than hehlnd n couple of Btal
wart runners who do thoir eight miles
an hour with ease. From tho nation
al point of view tho dlsappearanco of
tho "rickshaw" men may havo im
portant couscquonces. In physique
they form almost a class apart and
though their calling does not conduco
to longevity they wero a valuable
asset In Japan's military system, na
they proved In tho war with China.
Tlioujli tirlitlfd. dumb, and slow,
Day aftnr trudglnc day
With hunlenud pact- I o
Along the bcatau way.
Though traces chafe and rsU
Anil bitter stlnga tli 1iuhI,
Urn at death's nod 1 full
For freedom 1 will dach.
Ym, even T will take
'file bit between my tecttij
II y pre Miud hoof will Fhake
Tho solid earth beneath.
As leaping slndin thnt hedgo
The vullry of despair.
Upon the iiiornlim'a edK
1 fuufl tlin tnountnlu air.
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
'Old Age No Disability.
An Interesting example of the fact
that It Is never too lato to learn has
recently occurred lu nelglum. At the
State School or Horticulture at Vll
vorde, ono of the pupils, named Plorro
Germain, Is slxty-nlno years of ago,
and that ago Implies In his case at
least no disability is shown by the
fact that he has received his diploma,
having jwr4 tho "final" with flying
F -t '
Combination 8lgn Post
How often a traveler on a public
highway wishes for u sign board at
:ross ronds to direct him which path
ho should take, but wishes in vain!;
Hut the seed has beon sown, and tho
farmers In tho country districts and
tho drivers and nutomoblllsts lu tho
cities nro pressing tho demand for
good roads anil signs to indicate,
, whero they lend to. The appropria
tions made by many states are but tho
beginning of stretches of good high
way, which will reach from ond to end
of tho country, and with this road Im
provement long distance nutomobllo
runs will bo the rulo Insteud of tho
oxcoptlon, with a posslblo revival of
cycling in addition. The sign board
should bo tho companion of all good
ronds, nnd tho moro information it
can Impart tho greater' will bo Ha
valuo to the traveling public. Tho
combination hero Illustrated scorns to
nnswer all purposes very well, com
prising, as It docs, not only tho neces
sary sign boards Indicating directions
nd distances, but also a weather
rane. sun dial, thermometer, mall box
ind plnce for weather bulletins tot
BrfTT TO OfCM POKIT
n - m mic .
For General Information,
the benefit of farmers in tho surround
ing country. Tho mall and bulletins
aro to bo deposited each by tho car-j
rier on the rural mall route on which
tho board is situated, and the devico
will thus provo of sufficient valuo to
tho people living In Its immediutor
neighborhood to induce thom to havo
in cyo to Its maintenance and protec
Tho Inventor Is Louis Wegloln, Jr.,
5f Philadelphia, Pa. .
Gives Exercise on Shipboard.
Ono great difficulty encountered by,
jportsmen in shipping their running,
ar trotting horses to forengn lnndsj
In order to compete with nutlvo born
inlmals for prizes and honors, is main
tnlning the stock in good condition'
Surlng tho tedious Jouraoy across tho
ocean. Many a first-class horse, capa
bio of running well nt homo, loses
form when plnced on shipbonrd, nnd
Is easily beaten by tho other con
testants in races abroad. A possiblo
solution of tho problem of maintaining
the animals In good condition during
their ocean journey is offered In tho
apparatus shown In tho accompany
ing illustration, which seems to bo
practically an adaptation of tho old
horse power so long utilized on
threshing mnchlncs. This machine in
Intended for tine directly in the stalls,
replacing tho floor and remaining sta
tionery in a horizontal position when
not in use. When tho animal requires
exerciso tho turnbucklcs at the front
of tho stall aro rotated to elevate the
door and set tho endless walk to mo
tion under tho weight on the inclined
plane. While it is not expected that
equally as good training can bo had
with this apparatus ub on a track, its
uso should enable tho driver to go al
most directly on tho race courso in
sompetltion upon his arrival, thus sav
Keeps Animals In Good Condition.
Ing valuable time and insuring bet
or physical condition of tho anlinaj.
Nellson Burgess of Highlands, N
I., Is tho Inventor.
Prairie Fire Drag.
A now weapon with which to fight
(lie destructive pralrio fires of tho
IVcst has Just mado its appearance,
tonsisting of n chain mat, covered
Kith asbestos Jn tho form of a nmoth
iring blanket. This device is sup
plied with chains nt two corners, and
nay be easily and quickly adjustod to
Irng by the horn of a saddle or from
i singletree. Hy trailing It ovor th
pound along tho lino of the fire tb
Barnes aro supposed to be smothered
ind prevented from spreading through
he dried grass.
Enormous Belgian Gas Engine.
A Helglnn company hns constructed
the greatest gas engine yet con
rtructed. It will havo two cylinders,
inch with a diameter of Dl liichos, with
I length of stroke of 55 Inches, and
ho revolutiono per minute to develop
1.000 horse power will be 85. The on
line is 67 feet in length.
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