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RIDING ON A DESERT.
A TltA OVER THE SAHARA NOT
Th narhtaa; Garnet and nil Trunk
lmcnes lllinanlf theUnmmlne; lllnl,
la TThlch Kipling's Taner Compared
i ISHING to give our
baggngo cnmclB an
ollior day's reat bo
foro starting on tho
trying Journoy from
Murat Wellu to "Wa
dy HAlfa wo profit
ed by tho delay to
t&ko a long rido out
on tho Abu-Hamcd
road with our good
friend Abdul Azlin
Hoy, Bya a, writer In tho London Nows.
Tho oatenelbl6 objoct of this oxcurslon
was to boo a hugo rock In tho ffhnpo of
a. crocodllo that Abdul Azlm hnd dls--covcrcd
not long since about a couple
of hours out from Murat and a few
Siundrod yards away from tho Abu
llamod caravan track. This rock, said
-our guide, had never yot been seen by
Mounted on a couple of our friend's
'best bred running camels, and escorted
ly nomo half-dozen well-armed trlbos
ancn on small, active beasts as swift as
our own, wo set out at that fast trot
rwhlch is as pleasant on a well-bred
TIadJuy, as on a rough, hard-set brute it
1b excruciatingly painful. It wan just
after dawn and tho air was delicious,
for tho Gun docs not begin to got really
flerco until after 7 a m., nnd as wo
wounA down tho Khor nnd out nmong
the Kopjes of tho dcaort, with a pleas
ant breeze fanning our faces, with the
camel's pad striking crisply on tho firm,
tKravclly Band, and tho men's accoutcr
(zncnts Jingling rhythmically as thoy
4Joggcdfalong, wo folt our blood tingle
'-and our spirits buoyant with tho exhil
aration due partly to tho glorious ell-
Time has brought many changes to
tho American continent. A trifle of one
er two million years ago tho region
tfcatls now Dakota, Utah and other
atxles' In tho Rocky Mountains was
blessed with a tropical cllmato, tho iidd
plains of tho present wero lagoons filled
with warm water and surrounded by
waving palms and other vegetable
growth to bo found In torrid zones. Tho
region was Inhabited by animals,
strange and weird animals which have
.long since become extinct and their
'boaca are now buried under three miles
of solid rock.
Prof. Henry F. Osborn, curator in tho
American Museum of Natural HlBtory,
ihas written an Interesting etory of
these prehistoric animals, which ap
pears In tho September Century. Chaa.
ICnlght has drawn pictures of them
mate and partly to the thought that wo
really were at last well within tho eue
IFor, as Abdul Azlm said, when wo
'had ridden an hour or so, only ono Eu
ropean elnco the Nile campaign had
been nearer Khartoum than ourselves.
This adventurous spirit was Col. Uun
dlo Pasha, who in 1885 or 188G rodo so
Sar toward Abu Hamed that from a
.hilltop he was able to see that town
mnd the Nlle.
Not alone wero wo affected by tho
Jovely morning. Its glamour was over
or escort of Abadeh (generally tho
anost taciturn of folks), four of whom
mere conducting an eager argument at
'bot Bpeed In the quaint, primitive lan
guage, with Its absurd, bewildering
cl !i" Interjected, It would seem quite
Involuntarily, at every third word. The
others of our escort wero chanting al
ternate verses of a lugubrious song, In
whose refrain tho moan of the aakoeah,
tttae buzz of a saw and the ceakiug of
ian ungreased wagon wheel appeared to
1 deftly blended with the grousing of
The camels themselves appeared to
be afrected by the morning, or perhaps
.It; was by the song. All of them de
meaned themselves quite skittishly
tnd one was so overcome by his sense
ir MAMMOTH MONSTERS THAT LIVED IN
of tho JoyouBneso of things that he be
gan suddenly to buck. Now, a bucking
camel In, of all tho pleasant Bights In
nature, the most laughable. Tho great
beast seems at those moments of ox4
panolon to put off his camel nature nnd
to Imagine himself lltorally tho hum
ming bird to which Mr. Kipling's fancy
has compared htm.
For InBtanco, wiicn tho spirit moves
htm to buck, the camel of a sudden
hurls himself high Into tho air, spread
ing out nil his spiny limbs at right an
gles to his unwieldy ircnss. And ho
nllghts, after this gn. .quo effort, with
hie fcot all abroad, nnd a rock-splitting,
splnc-dlssolvlng thud, only to make a
fresh and moro oxtravngant departure.
It la a soul-stirring performance. He
brings a mnrvolous pcrsovcranco to the
exercise and will keep It up over half
a mllo of country. But It Is tho hum
ming bird he Is aping all tho while,
tho graceful collbri flashing Jowel-llko
Into tho nlr (hero tho camel projects
himself Into space) or poising feather
light on tho oleander blossom (hero ho
cracks a mountain on alighting). And
ho Bcoms quite satisfied with tho meas
tiro of success ho attains, though it is
at best a success de'estimo.
An Iucetiloua Itlojoln Look.
A locking dovlco Is looked upon as
nn cBOsntlal feature to every wheel by
nil bicycle riders. An invention, pa
tented by Mnx Gcssler, and known ob
tho "dossier lock," is being placed on
the market by Walter E. Lindsay &
Co., of Milwaukee. Tho lock is
placed Inside the front tubing of the
frame, and does not mar its appearance
In tho least. It is cylindrical in form,
ono inch long, nnd secured by means
of a rubber washer expanded against
tho side of tho tubing. The locking
nnd unlocking Is oftectod by mcano of n
koy which engages tho bolt directly,
forcing It outwardly or Inwardly, lock
ing tho front wheel at an nnglo nnd
thus bringing tho bicycle out of opera
tivo position. Somo of tho points of
superiority claimed for this lock are:
Flrot, It engages neither spokes nor
from descriptions furnished by Prof.
Osborn and other scientists.
Tho great four-hornod ulntathere
was found lu tho Bridger region of
Southern Wyoming and Utah. A pic
ture of its head Is reproduced, show
ing tho peculiar formation of the horns
and tholr arrangement. Tho body was
longer, but in other respects resembled
an elephant, and wbon grown it
weighed two tons. Ita brain weighed
less than a pound. Tho uintathcro had
less brain in proportion to lta sizo than
any other warm-blooded animal. With
Its tremendous body its brain was as
small as that of a dog, and to this fact
Prof. Osborn attributes tho animal's
Tho tltanothere was another giant
that flourished perhaps a half million
years after tho last than those of the
sprockets, doing away with the ruinous
effect produced by attempting to rldo
before unlocking the machine. Sec
ond, hammers, files, pliers, nippers are
harmless. Tho lock Is out of sight,
and cannot be gotten at. Third, it is
non-plckable. Fourth, wolghs less than
two ounces, Is easily operated, quickly
adjusted, Is always in tho machine
when needed; not In your pocket or at
home. Indianapolis Sentinel.
A Sure War of Locating a l'unctuie.
"I picked up a new thing for riders
of tho wheel In New York a few days
ago," BUggested a popular wheelman.
"Those who have had trouble In finding
small punctures will appreciate it. You
know tho customary way to locate a
puncture Is to Immerse the wheel In a
tub of water. Wherever the air bubbles
there will be found the puncture. In
somo cases, however, the air pressure
is not sufllclent to mako tne air bub
bles. In case3 of this kind lather some
soap and smear It over the tiro. A
Boap bubble will form then over every
puncture, It matters not how small h
is. Once located nearly every rider
knows what to do, or thinks he does,
which Is the samo thing, for tho great
majority send them to the shops to bo
repaired, anyhow "-Washington Star.
kOY'S tlSSAY ON SHARKS.
Ila Shorn Much Skill In Conttrootlnf; a
An examiner of lads under 1G for tho
civil-service commission gavo for a
question, "Dcscribo tho habits of fish,"
says tho London Church Times. Hero
is a literal transcript of ono out of a
batch of Bomo hundreds of answers:
"The shark is about twenty feet long,
nnd lins five rows of teeth when tho
shark Is going to catch Us pray It turns
on Its side. Tho shnrks are found in
India, where they are very numerous In
Africa, etc. Tho wny to catch sharks
Is lowering a piece of meat on a sharp
hook (and sailors will do It for amuse
ment), and the shnrk Is very hungry
always, that ho will grab at tho meat
and find himself caught.
"Ono of his foes arc tho Bord fish It
will go nnd run Its sword through Its
"When the shark has been floating
about on tho water for eomo time It
gets a lot of small flBh In Its mouth
nnd thoy will go and lay on tho beach
and let small birds come In their mouth
and pick them off nnd will not heart
them. Tho shark can llvo In water and
on land. Going from England to In
dlad, you will seo sharks In tho nlle,
they will follow ships for many miles
on purposo to get some meat, and then
perhaps not get any. They are differ
ent kinds of sharks, the Black shark,
"Tho shnrk Is a very curious animal,
It can lay Us teeth down when not
catching any food.
"Once upon a time there was a ship
going to amerlca, and on board somo
slaves tho slaves wero packed so close
together that they could not live, and
tho captln of the ship you'st to let somo
come upon deck, nnd many of tho
slaves you'st to jump ovoboard, and bo
eat with sharks, so the captln deter
mined to stop it If ho could. So ono day
a black slave woman was just In the
acted to Jump overboard when the cap
tln caught her, nnd had as many slaves
as ho could upon deck. And then ho
unttnthere, thus proving that the
bones aro plentiful in tho South
Dakota Lako basin, and aro al
ways found In a strata higher than
those of tho ulntathere, thus proving
that Its family tree does not extend
backward so far. Tho pictures show
what the animal looked like when alive.
He was about the eamo size as the uln
tathere, but had more brains and should
havo lived longer, but he failed to do
Among tho fossils and skeletons of
animals that have been extinct for a
million years are found skeletons of
turtles, alligators and garfish, exactly
like those to be found at the present
age. They havo survived, whether
they were fittest or not, and llvo to-day
as their ancestors did two million years
had a reap fastened around her waist,
and lowered her overboard, when a
shark came and bltt n half off her off,
and then the captln had tho other halt
pulled up and sown to tho slaves on
deck, and then said to them that ho
would do any ono of them the same If
ho jumped overboard."
One of the alleged dynamiters who
have just been released from an Eng
lish prison says ho did not hear a
single Item of news from the outside
world In all the years of his confine
ment Ho did not even know that
Parnell was dead. In our prisons,
which have the samo rules of silence
and absolute seclusion, the inmates
learn everything that Is going on, botfc
within nnd without the prison, by a
system of signs that defies the watch
fulness of tho guards. Either English
prisons are better governed than ours
or else the inmates of English prisons
are less shVowd and bIj than our con
victs. New York World.
Tli Only Opimrtimltx.
Mrs. Talkalot What does make you
talk so much In your sleep, Joseph?
Joseph Gosh! It's the only chance
I ever get.
TO STAIN FLOORS.
X Btl of ITonsewlfe Lore of Seriiee at
The knowledge of tho uso of stains
and vnrnUhcs and how to polish and
elan furniture Is invaluable to an
economical housekeeper, who can
easily, with the help of an intelligent
maid, kssp her house clean nnd bright
and freshen It up when need 1)0, with
out calling in tho aid of an cxpcnslvo
workman. Formerly stains wera con
fined to tho colors nearly resembling
natural woods, but of lato all colors are
used greens, blues, reds and yellow
which partake in no scnBO of the na
ture of the paint, but stains pure and
simple, showing tho grain of tho wood.
Tho most fashlonablo stain at pres
ent for cottage furniture Is green, not
sage green, but a good, old-fashioned
regular green, which when rubbed well
Into tho pores of the wood and then
polished Is really beautiful. Tho two
transparaont colors, Prussian bluo and
raw sienna, make, when mixed to
gether, an excellent green, or if a
brighter tint is desired, gamboge and
Prussian bluo. A very little of tho
latter goes a groat way, as it is alto
gether tho most powerful color known
nnd completely overcomes any other
pigment If mixed in equal proportions.
In staining, it should bo borne in mind
that it Is not paint, but stain, and that
a very little should bo used, a pound
being sufficient to stain a whole set
To get a good color the wood must ba
light. Oak, yellow or white pine, ma
ple, any of theso are suitable, and tho
moro grained the better, tho molro
effect of blrds'-eye maple, tho heavy
markings of oak and the picturesque
knot so often seen in yellow plno all
coming out particularly well through
the translucent color.
The hest way to apply stain and
bring out tho grain of the wood Is to
put It on quite thick and rub it off
with a linen or cotton rag, and It Is
absolutely necessary that tho wood
should be In Its natural condition with
out paint or varnish. By sending a
special order to tho manufacturers it
Is easy to get sets of furniture with
out cither; but if It Is an old piece
that Is to bo renovated it must be
thoroughly scraped. After staining, a
coat of hard oil finish may bo applied
as a filler, and then, after It Is dry,
It should bo rubbed all over with tho
prepared beeswax that comes In cans
for floors, and then rubbed with a
flannel cloth until It is quite Bhlny
and bright. After tho wax is rubbed
on it should bo allowed to harden be
fore polishing It, Prussian blue alono
makes a very pretty peacock blue
stain, raw sienna a yellow or orange,
according to tho amount of color used,
crimson lake a lovely red. burnt sien
na nn almost exact Imitation of new
mahogany. All theso are what are
called transparent colors, and are,
therefore, especially adapted for stains;
but oven opaque colors, If put on thin
enough to show tho grain of tho wood,
produce sometimes very pretty effects.
Whlto on cortaln woods has a milky,
opalesquo coloring that is very har
monious with dcllcato chintzes. Light
bluo, canary yellow, apple green and
pink all may be used on woodwork as
stains if applied In tho way that house
painters call "priming" that is, one
coat of paint put on so thin that it
shows the markings of tho wood be
neath. Georgia pine looks particular
ly well when treated in this way.
Hlown from a Train.
"I do not supposo that onco in a
hundred times wo ever learn tho real
cause of a railroad accident," said a
man who is always well posted on such
matters, "when any ono of tho princi
pals concerned Is killed. In Individual
cases, where a man is lost from a
train, and hla body Is found later bo
Bido the track, sulcldo Is the first thing
suggested, but you can never tell. A
peculiar accident happened to a friend
of mine. Ho was traveling eastward
with some friends. He left them for a
few moments to go to the smoking car.
As ho crossed from ono car to tho other
that was before the time of the ves
tibule trains a strong wind that was
blowing struck him and blew him to
tho ground. Ho waa wearing a large cir
cular ccat, which acted as a balloon in
flated with wind, and it wb responsible
for his being blown off tho train, as
well as for the fact that he landed on
his feet unhurt. Ho walked somo dis
tance to tho nearest station and tele
graphed ahead to his friends that he
was all right, and would como on by
the next train. If ho had been killed
every ono would havo said 'suicide,'
for the poaalblllty of a man being
blown from a train would eeem to be
an absurd Idea." New York Times.
The Teaolter'a Idea.
"I suppose," said the school teach
er's acquaintance, "that you are sorry
to see vacation coming to a close."
"No," waa tho reply; "I think It has
lasted long enough to serve Its most
"You mean that the pupils and their
Instructors have had a chance to re
cuperate." "No; that Is an unimportant Incident.
What I mean is that vacation Elves
parents a chanco to realize that their
children are not the angel3 they al- i
ways assumo them to bo when they get
Into trouble at school." Washington
Ilemetly for lied Honda.
Red hands aro often benefited by be
ing washed in oatmeal water that Is,
tako some fine oatmeal, boll it In water
for about an hour, strain, then night
and morning uso the liquid to wah In;
It, however, requires to be made fresh
every day, as It soon turns sour, and
Bmells very disagreeably. For excep
tionally red and harsh hands a few
grains of chlorldo of lime may be safe
ly added to the soft warm water jou
wash in. but remember to remove
I your rings, or they will be tarnished.
finesses at Tmtu.
Th man who is surest of a thing is
mit likely to be mistaken. Knowl
edge is apt to be disgested; ignorance
alone is positively certain.
Passionate and romantic love never
reasons because it is too fervid and in
tense to admit of nny 6uch calmness as
Is essential to reason. If it could rea
son would it not cease to be romantic
To bo entirely charming to a man n
woman must retain a largo part of her
As no man is a hero to his valet, no
woman is a heroine to her husband.
Harper' 8 liarar.
From the Chicago Post
The justice leaned over the desk nnd
eyed tho prisoner sharply, for lie prid
ed himself on being u. judgo of human
"I suppose you work," ho said sar
castically. "Everyone," replied tho prisoner
"Except me," corrected the judge,
feeling that his position entitled him
to last throw in the game of repartee.
And he was so pleased with his ovrn
tnecess us n humorist that ho made tho
Ono only 55 und costs.
I believe Fiso's Curo is the only medlcino
that Trill cure consumption. Anna M.
Ross, IVilHnmsFort, Pa., Nov. 12, T)j.
The October number of tho North
American Review nay fitly be called a
campaign number. It contains arti
cles on campaign subjects by Speaker
Reed, the secretary of the navy, An
drew Carnegie, Bishop Merrill of tho
M. E. church, Louis VYindmullcr, nnd
Judge Walter Clark, of tho supremo
court of North Carolina. Judge Clark's
article Is especially Interesting as be
ing an authorativo outline of the
changes which he and other advocates
of free silver would make in tho con
stitution if Mr. Bryan is elected.
liegeman's Citmphorlovrllh. Glycerine.
CureaCnanpedllandaand Face, Tender or Sore Xeet,
Chilblain. l'Hes&c. C. O.Clark Co.. New Haven, CU
Two admirable serial stories will bo
published In Harper's weekly in the
course of tho year 1897. One, a New
England story by Mary li Wilkins,
will begin in January, and tho other,
a tale of a Creek uprising against the
Turks, by E. F. Benson, tho author of
"Dodo," will appear during tho latter
half of tho year. Besides theso more
thort stories will appear in the Weekly
than It has been possible to publish
during 1800. A 6equel to "Tho House
Boat on tho Styx," by John Kcndrick
Bangs, will also appear early in the
fear, illustrated by Peter Newell.
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The I.lnt;o Too Much For Her.
Mr. Ferry During tho row, whilo
tho visitors were wrangling with the
umpire, Batsj took tho opportunity to
ineuk home amid the plaudits of tho
Mrs. Ferry The ideal Why should
they applaud a man who is such a cow
ard as to run home when trouble be
plns? Cincinnati Enquirer.
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Mrs. H. C. Aver of Rlchford. Vt
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Bhoes are easier to break in than they
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