The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, December 16, 1904, Image 6

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    TO BUILD MONORAIL LINE.
NATIONS VOWED TO PEACE.
WIRES SU8PENDED IN AIR.
' .' A Promise.
.'"Oh! J littdrrstand It'how!" she cried,'
i As I slipped the spools Into place.
And the radiant light or knowledge shone
ftvjtt fh Hnur lfttln tnnt.
I: "Some leHsons are easy to me. but num
bers, ' T think, ore hard" and a sigh
Crept out from the tremulous lips "I
thought
Onoe I'd Just have to cry;
. lpar tenrher, I'm going- to bring
' 'Some Rowers to you to-morrow. Good
hlght." ;i And away like a bird on tlie wing.
But pencils and playthings the dimpled
hands
Found all too heavy to hold:
Yet life's mystic lessons she now under
stands. -AS' she plays In the streets of gold.
And I wonder If there in the morning
, land.
' Should I reach the realm of light.
:;S'll greet me with welcoming wave of
. i . . hand.
And the
' night.
flowers she promised that
, rIrene 1'omeroy Shields in Chicago Inter
Ocean.
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a Race on the Heels.
aj looKiug at tne picture you win
see Just what (s needed to prepare
for a "heeling match." A stout broom
stick for what you might approprlate
' ly call your "heel bit" and two lengths
of strong clothesline or light rope se-
vwicij IVUUIICU tu cavil uu vv
tck for the reins . Grasp the relna
firmly In your clenched fists and draw
; tne "heel- bit" taut so that the bails
of your feet are off the ground and
your weight resting entirely on your
heels. '
( . The course must be short, as the
::iiiace must be run entirely on thecora-
pvtltors' heels. This would not seem
at all hard, but the "heel bits" must
lie, kept In place, and.it is this condl-
thin, which makes the race much more
, difficult than It appears. The second
i: At the Start of the Match. 1
you lift your heels from the ground
there Is a great chance of your heel
bit slipping out of its position, which
Instantly disqualifies you.
' You are also disqualified if you let
the ball of your foot touch the ground,
a ruling that will compel you to pro
ceed slowly and with care if you want
to show your competitors "a clean pair
of heels."
How Animals Turn Robbers. : -
Animals some of them have a
curious way of Joining together and
' robbing other animals.
A traveler tells a good story of a
highway robbery committed on a
tier on by three black rogues, aided by
. a couple of dishonest followers in
black and white.
The heron had gone a-Hshlng, and
bad caught and eaten an eel and some
, eier. fry. On his way home he
iwatvl ccosted by a carrion crow and
'twoTiooded crows, and requested to
n Lai 1 u buu uvuTn uid iuuuvhiiiou ouy
, iper. the magpies waiting to see if they
' tcould get any profit out of the nefari
i jous business. They were sleeping
partners In the Arm. Driving the
$?ron to an open apace between two
oods, the urows came to close quar
. ters with their victim. One struck at
' his head from above, while another
pecked at his side. The third seized
him by the feet, which are thrust out
i , .behind when flying, and upset him
' eo that he turned a complete somcr-
ously.
1 Unable to stand their treatment, the
jheron disgorged a flsh, which the mag
iples seized and made off with. An-
, lottaer somersault was turned and a
' .second flsh fell to one of the crows.
t' lSeelag he could not get rid of the re
gaining thieves, the heron at last
yielded up the eel, 'and went home
upperless, while the crows had a tug-
of-war with the flsh.
'', '-" . What a Boy Did.
Jamie Pettlgrew was the smartest
, ,tojr in our class. Willie Hunter was
a real good fellow, too, and Willie and
., Jamie used to run neck and neck for
the prizes. Either the one or the oth
er was always at the top of the class
Examination day came round, and
we were asked such a lot of puzzling
Questions that, one Dy one, we an
dropped off till, just as we expected
0 the first prize lay between Jamie and
Willie.
I shall never forget how astonished
we were when question after question
was answered by Willie, while Jamie
was silent, and Willie took the prize,
I went home with Jamie that after
.'noon, for our roads lay together; but
Instead of being cast down at losing
the prize, he seemed rather to be
mightily glad. I couldn't understand
. It.
"Why, Jamie," I said, "you could
have answered some of those ques
lions; I know you could."
"Of course I could," he said, with a
" light laugh.
"Then why didn't you?" I asked.
' ' He wouldn't answer for a while. I
.. kept pressing and pressing him till at
" last he turned round with such a
strange, kind look in his bonnle brown
eyes.
"Look here," said he; "how could I
help It?. There's poor Willie. His
t mother died last week; and, if it
Jbadn't been examination day he
1 wouldn't have been at school. Do you
think I was going to be so mean as to
take a prize from a fellow who had
Just lost his mother?" Sunday School
Advocate.
An Orange Party Plan.
Have you ever given an orango
party? It Js, curious and amusing
r tit
- m I
from the very start, as each guest is
requested to bring an orange, which
request, being accompanied by no ex
planation, is quite puzzling, and there
fore gives an added interest right at
the beginning.
Usher each arrival into the dining
room, where they are received by the
"orange aid committee," whose first
duty is to aid you in registering your
orange and tying a ribbon marked by
a letter around it, so you may identify
It later. . '
Then all the guests assemble in the
dining room, while the committee con
tinues with its work, which is to count
the seeds. Each orange is cut in half,
the seeds are extracted, and, after be
ing counted and duly credited to the
owper as entered on the register, J aey
are put into a transparent glass bowl.
Now the guests partake of a repast
composed of every conceivable form
of orange you can think of sliced
oranges, orange ice, orangeade, orange-
flavored candy, etc. after which you
announce that. a prize will be offerel
to the one who guesses nearest to the
number of seeds in the bowl, and a
booby prize given to the poorest guess
er. Also two prizes will be awarded
to the two guests having the ' most
number of seeds and the least num
ber in their respective oranges. Ap
propriate prizes are an order for a
dozen orange sodas at a good roda
fountain for the grand prize, and a
small jar of orange marmalade will
provoke a good deal of mirth when it
is given to the winner of the booby
prize.
And by the time the party winds
up you will find the bowlful of orange
seeds have sprung up into a splendid
crop of fun. Yet, if you prefer other
fruit, you may call the party after al
most any variety containing a mod
erate amount of seeds, although we
would not advise a watermelon party.
as then the committee would have to
spend a week or so counting the seeds.
. Letter Blanket.
In Holland little, cakes called by the
name of "letter blanket" are made in
the form of letters of the alphabet. If
these cannot be secured, pin letters
cut from paper spelling "Thanksgiv
ing" on a screen to be easily seen by
the company, who stand around them
in a semicircle. Let the hostess point
with a wand to each letter, in turn
asking the children to name some
Thanksgiving "goody" that begins
wita that letter. The first to respond
wins -some trifling favor. These fa
vors will cause a good deal of merri
ment if put in a sack of yellow tissue
paper that is hung between two doors.
Underneath it a white sheet is spread.
The youngest child is given a cane
and told to hit the sack three times,
as hard as he can. Few strikes hit,
but at last the sack bursts, and as
bon-bons and souvenirs run down on
the sheet below the children merrily
scramble to get their share.
Coin Trick.
Begin this trick by remarking how
very easily a wetted silver dime will
adhere to the forehead, and say you
will wager anyone that after you have
applied it to their forehead they can
not "wrinkle" nor shake it off with
out touching it with their hands.
You may give a little illustration by
damping a coin with the tongue and
sticking it to your own forehead, then
making a great fuss of working your
face to dislodge it; naturally 'it falls
off after a short time. Someone is
sure to take up your wager.
Start by 'putting the dry coin to
their forehead, then taking it off to
damp; instead of doing so you (tin
perceived) wet the tip of the middle
finger of your right hand, and apply
it to their forehead as if it were the
coin you were sticking on. Now take
away your hand (carefully concealing
the coin. The fun. then commences.
Your friend imagines the silver is on
THE SIAMESE
Struggling
Here is a lot of fun which some of
our younger readers have perhaps
never tried on their friends. Look at
the picture and see if you can find out
a way for the two boys to get apart.
Two small girls who were tied togeth
er in this manner rode home in a
street car together, slept all night over
it and did not guess the riddle until
after breakfast the next morning. The
antics which they cut. up in trying to
get apart furnished fun not only for
themselves., but for a whole room full
of people.
To make It really exciting, a num
ber of couples should be set going at
his forehead, and tries to .work it off,
his friends meantime encouraging him
to persevere; and so the fun goes on i
until it dawns upon him that he has
been "fooled." Now is the time to get
out of his road.
A Scrapbook of Real Value.
To devote a scrapbook to one sub
ject makes it much more interesting
and valuable and when you begin to
gather material on any one theme yon
will be surprised at the amount which
will come to hand. Suppose that you
want to know all about some famous
person, either, in the public eye at
present, or someone of past times.
From magazines and other source
can be collected articles, portrait?,
perhaps poems in relation to the sub
ject, etc. When matter is clipped,
tue scrapbook maker may copy it
neatly with a pen into her book. The
educational value of such a book is
something worth while, as well as the
satisfaction of having gathered one
self so much information on a single
subject.- .
Held by a Toothpick.
Here is a tea-table trick that will
astonish everyone. You will need two
forks, a pitcher and a toothpick. In
terlace the tips of the prongs of the
forks, so that they hold firmly togeth-'
er in V shape. Then insert a tooth-
How Forks Are Fastened. .
pick through these interlaced prongs
just far enough to secure it firmly.
Sometimes the pressure from one oi
at most two prongs is' sufficient for
this. The toothpick should be insert
ed from the inside of the V. like a
tongue, between the fork handles. The j
other end of the toothpick should then
be lodged in the mouth of a pitcher j
which is high enongh to allow th
handles of i the dependent forks tc
clear the table,
With nomine to noia it, tne single
toothpick will then support the twoj
forks without tipping or breaking, a .
feat most puzzling to the ordinary '
spectator and a most fruitful source-
of speculation
;;ion.
and animated discus-
When Boys Play Minstrels.
When you boys want to blacken uy
your faces for a minstrel play or any i
other kind of fnn, here is a good way '
for you to blacken np: I
Take a few galls, bruise them to a
fine powder, and strew the powder
nicely npon a towel; then put a little
ground copperas into a basin of water,
w hich will dissolve and leave the wat
er perfectly' transparent. After any
person has washed in-this water and
wiped with the towel on which the
galls were strewed, his hands and facf
will immediately become black.
How to Make a Flute.
A little flute from which a good deal
of amusement may be derived can be
made by wrapping a piece of papei
around a pencil to make a tube. Paste
the edge fast, and to one end of the
tube fasten a triangular piece of pa
per somewhat larger tha-n the open
ing.
To play the flute, draw in youi
breath through the open end of the
tube; the difference in pitch will de
pend UDon how hard you breathe.
Holiday Magazine.
TWINS PUZZLE.
To Get Apart.
once and a prize offered to the pail
who first get apart. Such a wriggling
and twisting into all sorts of absurc
positions as this will result in could
hardly be equaled by a nest of boa
constrictors. And the problem is, after all, quite
easy of solution. The center of one
of the handkerchiefs has only to be
slipped under the loop made by the
others handkerchief where it Is tied
about the wrist, and the loop thus
carried over the hand.
Tie. two of your friends together in
this way and follow the directions
given. You will soon catch the idea
of htw to quickly separate them.
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Con-
structed at Baltimore.
Within a month the first monorail
oad in the world Is to be built. The
, construction of an experimental track
of five miles is under way and the car
! Is nearly completed. It will be a rad
j leal departure from all present vehi
! cles used in railroad traffic. '
By an interesting historical coin
cidence this novel one-rail line will be
built between the same two points
which-'marked the first railroad in the
world.
, The Hne ,s to be an" experimental
one between Baltimore and a point on
th ptansn mar rcillcott City. The
originator of the monorail is E. L.
AS APPLIED
TO AN
ELEVATED
SVSJEM
Tunis of Windsor Hills, a suburb of
Baltimore. In an Interview with the
World Magazine correspondent, Mr.
Tunis said: "The fundamental prin-
cipies of the monorail system lie in
having the center of gravity as close
as possible to the weight-bearing tee
rail. When this condition is fulfilled
there is but little lateral force needed
to keep the car in an upright posi
tion. For this reason, and also to over
come resistance to the elements, the
cars will be built of stel, covered with
veneer or pressed fiber. This makes
them strong and very light,, and also
places most of the weight within a
foot of the raiL 1
The Tunis monorail patent covers
a long, narrow car running on a single
tee-rafl. This is spiked to the ties
In the usual manner. The car is held
in an upright position by means of
two angle iron guide-rails overhead,
on which run flexible overhead trucks
on the top of the- car. New York
World. '
Chubby Legs of the Mayoress.
One- of the ancient customs of mu
nicipal government in England,, and
maintained until this day, is that the
wile of" the mayor; who enjoys the title
of mayoress, except in- London, where
she is the- lady mayoress, shall be
I represented in -the event of her death
uy uer eiuesi uaugmer u sue u uuc.
In observing this regulation, there was
presented in Chatham, a few days ago,
an unusual spectacle. The mayor was
driven in his brougham to the town
hall to go turougn tne ceremony oi
installation in office. The- mayoress
sat' alongside of him. She- wore- a
large picture hat, and all along the
route ate chocolates and displayed
her legs, incased in white stockings,
with evident pride. Not even the prim
church folk of Chatham were shocked.
for the mayoress is 3 years old ana
has a- particularly pretty pair of chub
by underpinnings. Her mother died
when- she was 4 weeks-old, and as the
title descended to her immediately,
she became the youngest mayoress
that ever lived in all England. New
York Press.
Fifteenth Century Houses.
These fifteenth century London
houses are picturesque, and a com
parison of them with the modern
home would immediately show you
how far- we have progressed in the
way of. domestic comfort. And yet in
the long gone days the man who lived
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in a high-class house of this style
could dream of nothing better then or
in time to come. Many a cultured
nan called such a place home, and
no one can deny that some were fully
Endowed with the artistic sense. Now
the wholly artistic in architecture has
xiven way to the practical, and in big
cities especially the main purpose of
the architect is to economize in space.
Blind Man's Excuse Held Good.
A blind man named Green made a
curious defense at Birmingham, Eng
land, to a charge of smashing a plate
glass window worth 15. He had
een blind, he said, for seven years. On
the night in question he cried for as
sistance to cross the road, but no one
came. Then he heard someone at a
distance and struck at what used,
when he could see, to be boards sur
rounding waste ground. He was as
tonished when he heard the sound of
broken glass. The Jury acquitted
him and he was discharged.
Proud of Their "Dry List."
The towns and cities of New Hamp
shire have come to vie with each
other to see which shall have the
most names entered on the famous
"dry lilt" in vogue in that state under
the provision of Its liquor law. Somers
worth is now out with the claim that
two recent additions give her a total
of 130 names and the leadership.
Grows Twin Apples.
Homer Darling of Woodstock, Vt.,
is showing several iwirs of twin ap
ples, each pair growing from a single
stem, and having two cores apparently
resulting from double blossoms. One
stem had triplet apples growing in
the ame way.
Experimental Track Will Be
ax .u
South .American Republics . Commem
orate Arbitration Treaty.
On a pinnacle of the Andes moun
tains, 14,000 feet above the level of
the sea, on the boundary line between
Chile and the Argentine Republic,
stands an heroic statue of the Christ.
The erection of this statue is to com
memorate the signing of a treaty be
tween the two countries by which it
is agreed to settle all disputes arising
from any cause by the process of arbi
tration. The inscription at the base
of the pedestal tells th4 story.
The pedestal is of granite, symboliz
ing the world. The gigantic bronze
figure of the Christ rises 26 feet above
it and is visible in all directions for
many miles.
Both the people of Chile and those
of the Argentine Republic want no
.
tall crumble utto
thffy have $ivcw at
ihe feet or t
more war. Both countries are again,
prosperous. The armies of each na
tion are being reduced almost to the
limits of a police force. Some of the
great warships have been sold; others
have been turned into merchant ves
sels for the carrying trade- between
South America and South Africa.
Peace reigns, and as the pebple
look up at the great statue of the Re
deemer they see the outstretched hand
which seems to be imparting the- bene
diction of heaven, and vow that that
peace shall never be broken.
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FASTEST BIRDS THE" BEST..
Purchase of Ostriches Always- Precede
ed by a Race..
"Have you ever seen an. ostrich
farm?" the sailor asked.
"No," said the druggist.
"Then, of course, you've never seen
an ostrich sale. I'll tell you a strange
thing about that. 'When a dealer
comes, to buy an ostrich he always has
two or three birds he likes' best run
a race.
"The ostriches are ranged in a line.
A bunch of figs is shown to them. The
man with the figs walks away about
a quarter of a mile. Then the os
triches are let oft.
"I tell you, the big birds run. Those
long, bony legs of theirs put the
ground behind them in a way that is
astound in'. In the race I" saw there
were three ostriches and one left the
others far behind him. As he ran he
kept lookin' behind him, like a human
racer, and when he saw that there
was no chance for the others, he
economized his strength by slowin'
down and he reached the figs on a
walk. He, bein' the winner, was, of
course, ' the bird that the dealer
bought."
"Why are these birds always raced
and the fastest one purchased?" said
the- druggist. '
"Because," replied the sailor;- "the
fastest is always the strongest and
healthiest." Chicago Chronicle.
Parisian Railway Stations. .
In nothing is Paris more artistic
than in the designs of the metropoli
tan railway stations. Beauty and util
ity, divorced by our railway architec
ture, are blended there in a building
like a miniature palace. But there
are malcontents. The new station in
the Place de l'Opera is denounced be
cause it is not what the French jour
nals call "modern style." It- is eight
eenth century, and looks like the
Trianon at Versailles on a small scale.
"What have we to do with the eight
eenth century?" cry the conscientious
objectors. "No true Republican can
take his ticket at such a station with
out violating his principles. A bas.
Louis Quinze! Conspuez.. les Bour
bon s'." London Chronicle.-
Economical' Doggie.
j4T FIRST
7 S3547
P3HT THAT
Fan Made From Slate.
J. S. Roberts of Charlotte, Vt., has
a slate fan made from a piece of slate
from a quarry in Wales, that was 2
by 7JA inches, and that opened into
si sty perfect leaves composing the
fan.
Maine's Pint Legislative Act.
In rummaging around at the state
house, at Augusta, Me., the other day.
someone came across the vey first
bill passed by a Maine legislature. It
was an act to create tba Augusta
Union society. The MUjwas passed
June 7, 1820. The ebject ft the soci
ety -was, according to the -petition
which was presented to the legisla
ture, th ' "suppresston i. of ylee, im
provemant . of moihlji, ctltKtion of
benevolecvV Tnewamusion- oi use
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GIVES A QUICK HAIRCUT.
Ingenious, Device -Which -Can Do the
Work in Two Minutes.
The labor required for the purpose
of operating the hand-clippers used by
the barber is not great, but in these
times all unnecessary labor is regard
ed as lost labor, and an improvement
has been recently made in this humble
implement Mth the Idea of further
simplifying the device and for greatly
facilitating the hair-amputating pro
cess. This improvement is nothing
more than a combination of the clip
pers and spring motor. The shape
of the tool, which is more or less fa
miliar ii all, has been slightly al
tered to effect this union, but the ins-
preyed apparatus is not unwieldy for
the reason tliat the mechanical end
of the combination is disposed of in'
what might be called' the handle. . . .
The spring is contained in the large
circular barrel, and is wound up . by
a crank: attachment not large enough
to.. be in- the way of the barber while
passing the cutter over the head of
his patron. The. device is . supplied
with the proper arrangements for ad
justing the action of the reciprocating
blades, the. means of starting and
stopping and controlling their speed
being a lever which is located at a
point at what might be called the
waist of the device, where it is con
venient to the thumb of the operator.
This combination- emanated from
the fertile . brain of an inventive
genius hailing from a Pennsylvania
town bearing the euphonious name of
Nanty Glo. He claims with . the aid of
this device the barber can go over
the head of a client in two minutes
without' missing a hair and with a
very small part of the labor hereto
fore required for the operation, i
Bees Routed Surveying Party;:
A surveyor in Pahang accidentally
discovered a nest of bees, reports the
Malay Mail. On seeing what he had
done he turned and bolted through the
jungle. But it was of no use, for a
large number of the insects pursued
him and stung him on the eyes, nose,
cheeks, neck and hands. After a run
of about a quarter of a mile, with the
insects at work all the time, he fell,
and the bees appeared to pass over
him. But shortly afterward several
of them returned to the charge. Dur
ing his wild rush through the jungle
the unfortunate surveyor tore and cut
himself badly with thorns. Finally
one of his' coolies discovered him and
took him back to his quarters. Dur
ing this encounter some of the sur
veyor's coolies took refuge in an ad
jacent stream, but, nevertheless, they
were also attacked, and finally had to
bolt through the jungle.
Wise . Provision of Nature.
"The eggs of sea fowls," said a. nat
uralist, "afford us a striking instance
of the fine way nature fits everything
to its environment. '
"Sea fowls' eggs' are conical in
shape. Thus, being broad at the base
and narrow at the point, they only
roll in circles.,
"If ,they .rolled .otherwise, they would
nearly all fall into the water or smash
on the rocks and the sea fowl would
soon become extinct. For these birds
lay their eggs- on- crags -and ledges,
open to the winds, and eggs given -to
rolling would be quickly blown to de
struction."
Prairie Dog's Home.
The diagram shows details of the
burrow in which the prairie dog lives.
Relics; of President Jackson.
Greenville C. Smith of Ipswich has
presented the Maine Historical society
with some interesting relics of Presi
dent Andrew Jackson. ' The relics con-
sis of a lock of hair cut from the head
of President Jackson a few hours be
fore his death, a letter from John Ap
pleton of the navy department and the
commission as , brigadier general of
John W. Smith of Portland, signed by
President Jackson, and countersigned
by R. B. Taney, then secretary of the
treasury, i
Largest Three-Year-Old Filly.
Oregon Queen is reputed to be the
largest ' 3-year-old filly in the world.
She is 19 hands hfeh, weighs 2,260
pounds, is perfectly formed, a chesT-
nut sorrel with silver mane and tSl.
She was bred and raised by Sol King
of Cornvallis, Ore., and was 3 years
old on May 20 last. i
Work to Make Pound of Money.
It is estimated that to collect one
pound of honey from clover 62,000,000
hAads of cloven must be deprived of
nectar, ana j.iau.uuu. viaii uuio DWI
saust be made. . ,
Peculiar Happening Followed Washing;
. Away of Bridge.
Last March occurred the highest and
most dangerous floods of water con-j
taining ice, snow and wreckage on
the various rivors of the middle west
that has happened within the memory
of the oldest inhabitant. . It was owing
to the unusually long and severe win
ter, which brought misery and suffer-,
ing to thousands throughout the vari
ous central and northern states and in
the spVing brought 'havoc and-danger
to the people along the river bottoms.
The Maumee river, in Ohio, crossed
by the Detroit and Cincinnati line at
Waterville, in that state, some six
miles south of the town of Maumee,
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was a scene of unprecedented destruc
tion, the swift running- stream carry
ing all before it, even the strong' Iron
bridge of the most modern pattern
which makes four spans- across- the
water and over which,, with the- poles
strongly secured to the iron structure
itself, run forty strands of No: 8-,
copper - wire. . Anticipating that, the
bridge would go down,, a wrecking
party was sent with cable-ready to re
pair the break, but great was the sur
prise of all interested' in the phenome
non when the crash finally' came and
the ponderous weight 'of iron swept
down as if made of yellow pine;' the
huge poles, dragging at the forty wires
above and drawing tons on tons as the
bridge washed away, suddenly snapped
four of them leaving every -wire:
intact and the upper stumps suspend
ed in' midair. w
Played His Own Dirge..
A student named Anton Czeroevlca
recentty "shot -himself in 'dramatic
fashion after playing the piano at a
student's concert at Temesvar, Hun
gary. , - . : .
Czernevics, who, was a fine must
clan, had been in the best of humors
all the evening, and had played a
piece which was much applauded,
when he suddenly turned to the instru
ment again end began playing the.
Dead March in "Saul." ,
The audience, amused at the freak,
allowed him to play to the end, when,
he rose and declared that he had been
abandoned by his sweetheart, and life -was
no longer worth living. , '
Mounting a chair, he then showered
a handful of gold coins among the
students, and, begging them to accept
the money as a memento of himself,
quickly produced a revolver and. shot,
himself dead. .
Says the Stork.
i -rurvn -u XSm
Japanese Knots.
The Japanese have no use for.1 but
tons, buckles, or hooks and eyes. 'Cord :
serves every purpose for fastening,
and furnishes artistic possibilities
seemingly without end. The Japanese
have hundreds of knots. Some aYe as -old
as the time when history was re
corded by n series of knots, just as it
was in China and Peru before writing
was invented.. , There are dozens of
knots in common and ceremonial us
age, and these every Japanese child
can tie. To name only a few, there
are plum-blossom, cherry-blossom," iris,
chrysanthemum, and pine-tree knots.
There are Fujiyama knots, turtle and
stork knots, the "old- man's," which
is easy to tie, the "old woman's,', and
many others. ,J,
'Coon Will Not Hibernate. '
A well-known 'coon hunter of Leo
minster asserts that while 'coons, usu
ally hibernate during the winter
months, he has had one as a pet for
twelve years and he has never sjiown
any tendency to do so. . All sorts of
experiments have been tried to in
duce him to go into this sleep, even- to
keeping food from him, but all efforts
have been fruitless. ' " ' -'
Pius 191.
In the six. spaces into which every
ray of the star is , divided put num
bers whose sum in every- ray,' when
added to the number 19 in the center,
-will givq invariably the result ,130.
All the numbers must be different.
i Chestnut Exploded in Mouth. -
Picking a chestnut from the stove .t
nuts, Jesse Dayhoff, a farmer, nefr
Mt. Airy, York county, Pa., placedit
In Il ls mouth, when it exploded, taw
ing at Mverftl teeth and splitUs) his
lip. ' .
LA.