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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , APRIL 11 , 1002 ,
HUNDRED MILE COAST.
Thr Oroj-u Itnltirnx In Pern DlMln-
KiilMhed Iturlf In Many Warn.
Lord Krnest Hamilton describes his
experience of a thrilling but perilous
pastime , the descent In a small hand
car of a wonderful mountain railway
"As a matter of fact , " he writes , re
ferring to the title of the article , "It Is
100 ; but , for the sake of a title , the ex
tra six may go 100 are enough at any
rate for purposes of Illustration. These
hundred odd miles are to be found on
the Fcrro-Cnrrll Central of Peru , com
monly called the Oroya railway , and
they arc to be found nowhere else.
"This Oroya railway Is a very won
derful line indeed. It not only climbs
higher than any other railway In the
.world . , but also distinguished Itself in
n variety of other ways Incidentally
referred to hereafter. But the accom
plishment with which I am chlelly con
cerned is this that It provides the only
road in the world which a man on
wheels can travel over 100 miles by
his own momentum and practically at
any pace to which the fiend of reck
lessness may urge him.
"The object of what Is here written
is to trace the sensations born of a
run down from the summit of the Ore
ya railway , 15,000 feet above sea level ,
to the verge of the Pacific. You start
under the eye of the eternal snows ,
and you finish among humming birds
and palms. You start sick with the un-
upcukable sickness of soroche , and you
finish in the ecstasy of an exultation
too great for words.
"The gods of Olympus were worms
beside the man who has during the
last three hours controlled his car from
the Paso de Gulera to Callao. for It is
in the control that lies the joy , as In
other things apart from car running.
To sit beside the brakeman Is good , butte
to drop the 1'rukemun on a friendly
Hiding nnd grasp the lever In your own
linn but not too exacting hand is ( o
Blip n liberal foretaste of the joys of
heaven. Pearson's Magazine.
OLD IDEAS ABOUT GEMS.
Penrlx Were Thought to Re Dcw-
tlropH CnnKlit by the Shell.
.1 The Indians called rock crystal an
"unripe diamond , " and until the begin
ning of the eighteenth century India
, was thought to be the only land which
produced that precious stone. It was
not , therefore , until the discovery of
India that the diamond was known to
us. Yet as far back us HOO H. C. a
"didifctlc history" of precious stones
, was written , and In Pliny's time the
supply must have been plentiful , ns he
iwrote , "We drink out of a mass of
gems , and our drinking vessels are
formed of emeralds. " We are ajso told
that Nero aided his weak sight by
spectacles made of emeralds.
But is very diflicult to determine
.whence all the gems came , as dlscov
erers took care to leiive no record. The
nations who traded In them were
nfrald of their whereabouts being
known , and even the most ancient mer
chants would not disclose any definite
locale. All sorts of myths have ac
cordingly sprung up concerning the
origin of gems. "Diamond' . ' was the
name given to n youth who wns turned
Into the hardest and most brilliant of
substances to preserve him from "the
ills that flesh is heir to. " Amethyst
, was a beautiful nymph beloved by
Bacchus , but saved from him by Di
ana , who changed Amethyst into a
Bern , whereupon Hacchus turned the
gem into wine color and endowed the
wearer with the gift of preservation
The pearl was thought to be a dewdrop -
drop the shell hud opened to receive.
Amber was said to be honey melted bj
the sun , dropped into the sea and con
gealed. According to the Talmud , Noah
had no light in the ark but that which
came from precious stontteGentlo -
ni aii's Maga/.Ine.
- s ,
I A Lincoln Rcniton.
Speaking of gray hair puts me in
mJnd of Bates Attorney General
Bates , you know and of one of Lin
coln's remarks. We were all going one
day out from Washington lo Tcunally-
town the president , Secretary Chase ,
Mr. Bates and myself to see General
McClcllan review the Pennsylvania re-
Bcrves. Bates' hair , I noticed , had re
tained Its original dark color in perfect
freshness , while his beard was almost
ns white as mine Is now. It was an ex
ception to the usual law , and I asked
Mr. Bates after he had spoken of the
peculiarity If he knew any especial
reason for It. He said he didn't , but
the president exclaimed laughingly :
"Why , don't you know ? It's because lie
uses his chin more than he docs his
head. " Era. _ .
"Ah , Reginald , dearest , " she sighed.
"but how can I be sure that you will
not grow weary of me after we have
been married a little while ? "
"I don't know , " ho answered , "unless
-we get married and see. " Chicago
She Hadn't Thought of That.
"You should never take anything
that doesn't agree with you , " said the
"If I'd always followed that rule.
Marie , " said the patient , turning to his
wife , "where would you be'/ " Stray
Not nn Objection.
The Proprietor Hut we haven't
enough work to keep another man
The Appllcuiit-Oh , I don't mind that !
What I want is a steady Job. Indian-
apolls News. , .
"Mike , d'l ever tell ye the story about
the dirty window ? "
"You did not. Tell me about It. "
"No use. You couldn't * ee through
Autumn Hnin ,
"Auttintn haze , " nays n mctcorologlc
nl expert , "In dust composed of the ( In
est particles of Boll , dead leaven , smoki *
or ashes from wood flrcs , salt from
ocean spray , tlio HhollH or scales from
/jilcroseoplc slllccoiiH diatoms , germs of
ftinjrl. spores of ferns , pollen of flow
ers , etc. In the ntlll nlr of dninp nights
these dust particles settle tdowly down ,
nnd the morning nlr Is coiniinrutlvely
c'lcnr. During the daylight the sun
warms the neil , which heats the ndjn-
cent nlr , and the rising nlr currents
carry up thu dust as high us they go.
Under certain conditions thlH layer of
dust reaches higher nnd higher each
day. During long , dry HiiinnierH In In-
'din It reaches to 11 height of 7,000 feet ,
with n well dellncd upper surface thnt
IK higher In the daytime than at night.
The reuBen why we hnvc more of hazy
weather In iiutnmn IB bocnusc theru la
then less horizontal wind and more rls-
Ing air. "
A Home Ilej-ond ( he Urnvr.
Dnn , n colored mini , wns employed nn
porter In n mercantile establishment in
n town In Florida , and his duties re
quired him to have the store swept by
7 o'clock In the morning. He had been
late for many mornings , nnd on the
sixteenth coiibpcutlvc time his employ
er remonstrated with him thus :
"Dnn , why can't you get here on
"Well , Mr. L. , " said Dnn , "yer see , I
live the other Bide of Mount Ilermon
cemetery nnd can't always get ycrc on
"Why In the world do you live so far
from your work'/ " said his employer.
Without n moment's hesitation Dan
"Yer see , It's dls yere way , Mr. ! > .
I'll be hones' wid yer I wants a home
beyond the grave. "
The Cuiniiicil I 'lower.
Yon may buy upon ( he street llowcrn
which to the eye are of a bloom ns
line and. a growth as fresh as any
which could be procured at the most
costly establishment. You buy them
for n song and bring them home , when ,
lo ! to your astonishment and dismay
they fall to pieces at a breath like n
cardboard house. They have been sub
jected to one of the "tricks of the
trade. " It is known as the "gumming
process. " A single drop of gum Is In
serted with a sharp pointed Instrument
Into the center of each calyx , nnd by
this means the conformity of the bloom
Is preserved until the ( lowers are sold.
The composition of the gum Is such as
to dry up and net immediately , becom
ing invisible even to the closest scru
tiny. Everybody's Magazine.
The Time For IMniitliiK Bulbil.
There Is no definite rule to be laid
down as to the length of time In which
bulbs should be left In cold storage.
As a general thing , top growth will not
begin until root growth Is completed.
This nearly always takes from six
weeks to two months. It Is therefore
generally safe to begin bringing Octo
ber planted bulbs to the living room in
December. Those desired for later
flowering can be left in cold storage ,
where they will remain dormant us to
top growth. ISy bringing bulbs to light
nnd warmth at Intervals of a week or
ten days we- secure a succession of
bloom which makes It possible for us to
brighten our windows with their beau-
tlful flowers during the greater part of
winter. New LIppincott.
Cnrlle'M \ I civ of Apron * .
Cnrlyle in his "Sartor Resnrtus" was
nble to llnd a deep philosophy In aprons.
"Aprons are defenses against injury
to cleanliness , to safety , to modesty ,
sometimes to roguery. From the thin
slip of notched silk ( as It were , the em
blem and beatified ghost of an apron )
which some highest bred housewife has
gracefully fastened on to the thick
tanned hide girt nround him with
thongs , wherein the builder builds and
at evening sticks his trowel , or to those
Jingling sheet iron aprons wherclu
your otherwise half naked Vulcans
hammer and smelt in their smelt fur
nace , is there not range enough in the
fashion and uses of this vestment ? "
The AVny ot the World.
Funny world we live in. A man who
Lns olx horses standing Idle in a stnblo
walked two miles out in the country
on n little matter of business a day or
two ago , while another man who had
no horses and very little money hired a
team to go the same distance. This
wns an actual occurrence nnd shows
the perversity of human nature. He
who has the facilities for driving pre
fers to walk , while he wlio could much
better prefer to walk and has no team
goes and hires one. Men are crazy to
own a tenm , and it soon becomes n
bore to give the horse necessary exer
cise. It has always been thus and , wo
presume , always will bo.
Whut Won Scarce.
Once n distinguished Hussion grand
duke found himself charged 20 francs
n piece for hothouse peaches at the old
Cafe de Paris , In the trench metropo
"Are hothouse peaches so scarce ,
then , even In midwinter ? " he asked.
"No , " replied the maitrc d'hotel , "but
grand dukes are. "
She Yes , I am sorry I married you ;
BO theic !
He Oh ! You were glad to get any
body , I guess. You were no young
bird when I married you.
She No ? Hut , considering what I
got , you must admit I was aii curly
bird. Philadelphia Tress.
A Mnllelou * Cxpoinrr.
Emelinc How I should love to over
hear the conversation of several highly
intellectual men !
Edgar Pooh ! I've been with them.
They always begin on books , but soon
get to talking about something good to
eat Detroit Free PrcBB.
VAGARIES OF THE TIDES ,
Ciirloim Current * In Ihr Orrnn mill
HN OfTnhool * ,
There are IIH many vagaries In the
waters as In the winds. Why , for Instance -
stance , should three great ocenii cur
rents send their warm waters across
the wide Pucllle , Atlantic and around
the Cape of Good Hope ? There have
been many theories advanced to solve
thu problem of their origin , tint all
have proved fallacious. Other and
equally mysterious currents exist in
well nigh all parts of the world. The
tides are so erratic in different parts of
the world that one hesitates to accept
the theory thnt the moon controls them
in all cases.
It is on record that the sea has run
for weeks out of the Java sea through
the strait of Sundn and thence back
again fora like period without any per
ceptible rise or fall during those times.
Then there Is the equatorial current
that Hews Into the Caribbean sea , the
ever flowing current to the eastward
nround Cape Horn , the cold stream
flowing from the Icy regions of the
north past Newfoundland and Nova
Scotia and along the American coast
to the extreme end of Florida , the con
tinual current running with a velocity
of from four lo five knots an hour
through the strait of Gibraltar into
the Mediterranean sen , the swift cur
rent running across the rocks and
shoals off the end of UUHton Island ,
which apparently starts from nowhere
and ends somewhere In the vicinity of
the same place , and the current which ,
starting half way up the China sea ,
runs from two to three knots an hour
to the northeast and llnally ends ab
ruptly olt the north end of Luzon.
Then we have those tidal vagaries
known the world over as bores. Resi
dents on Severn side are familiar with
them , and those that run up the llu-
gll nnd Irawuddy rivers from side
to side In a zigzag shape till they reach
their limit , often tearing ships from
their anchorage , originate nobody
knows where or why. The rush of wa
ters In the bay of Fundy is nothing
but n huge bore sweeping all before It
up to the head of the bay till the waters
have risen to the , height of fifty or six
ty feet. Off Southampton wo have the
double tides , while at Singapore It has
been observed for days at a time that
there has been but the one rise nnd
full in the twenty-four hours. The tides
may be and very often appear as
though they were "moonstruck , " but
they certainly are not controlled with
hard and fast rules by that or any oth
er body. London Shipping World.
I'rlvnte OiunlilliiK In
There is a good deal of gambling in
society in England , but It is nothing to
what goes on In Russia , says the Lon
don Candid Friend. Vint , preference
and roulette are the principal games.
The second is the most popular in army
circles , while many ladles of the high
est rank keep roulette tables and have
regular "evenings , " on which play goes
on for very high stakes. As is usually
the case at roulette , the bank mostly
wins , and the hostess takes good care
to keep the bank.
One of the most notorious of these
private dens is run by two ladles of
the highest rank and connections. Only
the flno lleur of the society of St. Pe
tersburg are admitted , and the entree
is eagerly sought. The stakes arc high ,
the plunging often desperate , and men
have been known to leave these salons
in a financial condition which approaches
preaches ruin. The princesses , howev
er , make a handsome Income out of the
bank , and 'no one thinks the worse of
Twentieth Coiitnry Medicine.
The twentieth century has almost n
free field in medicine. Although much
has been accomplished in the treatment
of diseases , the science is still largely
experimental , and there is room for a
host of discoveries. Perhaps by the
time this century is ended there will be
a lymph or an antitoxin or some sort
of treatment for every ill the flesh Is
heir to , so that a few vaccinations nnd
other treatments will guarantee immu
nity for a long period. Then centena
rians will be as common as blackber
ries and n man will bo young at eighty.
' -Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hoped to Strike the night One.
"Hero are half n dozen prescriptions
I would like to have you fill as soon as
you can , " wheezed Rivers.
"I can see they are all for the euro of
a cold , " remarked the druggist , looking
"It's this way , " explained Rivers.
"When I had the other cold , I tried all
these. One of 'em cured me , but I
can't remember now which one It
was. " Chicago Tribune.
An Anticipated Pleiunre.
A congressman of Mississippi , after
making a speech in opposition to the
expensive funerals of congressmen ,
says he received a letter from a con
stituent saying : "When you die , John ,
we won't ask congress to pay the expense -
penso of your funeral. You've got
enough friends down here , John , to
give you a respectable burial , and we
.would take pleasure In doing it. "
To He Considered.
"I see that your town haa been con
sidering the idea of imposing a tax on
"Yes , " answered the young woman ,
"but we thought it over , and wo con
cluded that the men might 'bo mean
enough to take the money to pay it out
for what they spend for caramels and
theater tickets. " Washington Star.
Lake Baikal's greatest distinction is
Its size. It is the largest fresh water
lake on the Asiatic or the European
continent , being 400 miles long and
from 10 to 05 miles in width.
Before submitting to the inevitable n
wise man takes pains to ascertain that
U IB the loeriUble. Chicago Nejra.
When hf I'lin * ( Jet * Her llnek Up.
It is not anger alone that makes cats
arch their bocks. Indeed , when two
cntH are preparing to light they do not
assume this attitude , but crouch low ,
just IIH they do when about to spring
on their prey , the body being extended
and the hair not In the leant erect ,
Rut when , on meeting n dog suddenly ,
fear Is comhliicxlltli anger then the
cat , standing at Its full height , at once
arches Its back , with an Instinctive ef
fort to appear as formidable as possi
Darwin compares It to the similar
attitude of thu lynx whrn attacked and
to that of birds which rullle their feath
ers and spread out their wings and
tall when alarmed. It Is noticeable
that a eat will also arch Its back when
In an cfTectlonnto frame of mind , rub
bing ItHelf against Its master's leg. At
the mime time It slightly raises Its fur
and holds Its tall erect. Its whole at
titude Is Just the reverse of that which
it assumes when savage.
Darwin accounts for this In the fol
lowing words : "Certain states of mind
lead to certain habitual actions which
arc of no service. Now , when a dlroot-
ly opposite state of mind Is Induced ,
there Is a strong and Involuntary
tendency to the performance of a move
ment of a directly opposite nature ,
though It may be of no service. "
A Ilrldr'v Clever Men.
Out In a big apartment house on Co
lumbia heights there dwells a young
married woman who Is as naive as the
bride In the comic weeklies. The house
keepers who live In the same house
with her have been somewhat annoyed
of late by mice. The young woman
met one of them In the hall the other
day , and the conversation naturally
turned on their common pests.
"The mice have been so bad lately , "
Bold the elder woman , "Hint 1 keep ev
erything locked up and all my eatables
In the boxes. "
The younger woman's eyes ( sparkled
"My ! " she said. "I wouldn't dure do
that. I wouldn't want to run such a
risk. I leave crackers and cheese lying
about every night when I go to bed so
that when the mice become hungry
they'll llnd something to eat and not
gnaw things. I'm always afraid they'll
bite holes in my new tablecloths and
my nice centerpieces If I don't leave
the cheese right where they can find It
easily. 1 feel perfectly safe when I
know there's plenty for them to eat
right where they can get nt It. "
There's nothing after nil like having
a clever Idea like thnt now nnd then
T o Iliilllcn.
Portlrlo Diaz gained national promi
nence and won his spurs at the battle
of Puebla , where the Liberal forces
made a gallant but Ineffectual stand
against the French who had Invaded
Mexico for the purpose of erecting a
throne for Maximilian. Notwithstand
ing the fact that the Mexican forces
were defeated , their defense against
superior numbers was so gallant that
the anniversary of the battle of the nth
of May became a national holiday In
A brusque American once asked the
president , "Why do you Mexicans cele
brate a defeat when you know that the
French finally Jook Puebla ? "
President Diaz , with a twinkle In his
eye , replied , "Perhaps we have imitated
the Americans even to the extent of
celebrating our defeats , for I have been
told that the British defeated the col
onists at Hunker Hill , and yet you built
a monument to commemorate the
event. " ,
A Scottish noble lord , famed among
his friends for his saving , or , us he
would have put It himself , his careful
propensities , went out one day shooting
In his broad moors , accompanied only
by his keeper. After an afternoon's
hard work he sat down to rest and ,
ruefully contemplating his bag. observ
ed thoughtfully , "And to think that
each brace has cost me , first and last ,
at least 15 shillings , Donald ! "
"Eh , eh ! " answered Donald consol
ingly. "Then It's a malrcy ycrc laird-
ship missed the many ye did today , for
It's a nice bit ye've saved , I'm think
ing. " London Sketch.
Sedan Chnlr * In Frnnce.
The sedan chair still exists in Or
leans , a bustling town not far from
Paris. In this pretty city , says a Paris
newspaper , especially on Sundays at
the hour of mass , the classic sedan
chair , as it was known to the gallants
of the eighteenth century , is borne
through the streets by robust carriers ,
its occupants being aged people and in
valids , to whom the Jolting of a car.
rlage Is intensely disagreeable.
The Came of It.
"May I ask , sir , how it is that you
and your brother are so bald ? " inquir
ed the inquisitive barber.
"Well , " replied the customer , "I'll
tell you if you'll promise not to say
anything more about it. "
"Oh , certainly , sir ! "
"Well , It's because our hair has fallen
A Wonderful Fan.
Mine. Pompadour had a wonderful
fan. The lace cost about $30,000 , and It
took some years to make the five sec
tions , each one containing a medallion
so minute as to be almost invisible to
the naked eye. It is now In existence ,
broken and apart , but still showing
traces of its great beauty.
Wanted to Repent.
"Lady , " said Meandering Mike , "have
you any coffee or mince pie or"
"Haven't you been hero twice be
fore ? "
"Lady , I have. I'm too good a Judge
of cookln' to let such performances as
youra go wlt'out an encore. " Wash
YOU MUST NOT FORGET
Thai , wo are constantly Krowinj * in the art of
making Kino Photos , and our products will al
ways bo found to oinbraco the
and Newest Styles in Cards and Finish. Wo also
carry a line line of Moldings suitable for all
hinds of framing.
Improvements Come High
but if yon intend to do any improving this spring ,
wo pledge ourselves to furnish you the hardware
at a llgnro that will bo highly satisfactory to you
G. E. MOORE.
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BALTIMORE , Md. , March 30 , loot.
Gentttmtn . Being entirely cured of deafness , thanks to your treatment , I will now give you
a full history o [ my case , to be n cd at your discretion.
About five years a o my right ear began to sing , and this kept on getting worse , until I lost
my hearing in this ear entirely.
1 underwent a treatment for catarrh , for three months , without any succes * . consulted a num.
berof physicians , among others the mo t eminent car fpecialist of this city , who tola me that
Hilly mi operation could help tne , nnd even thut only temporarily , that the head noises would
then cea c , but the hearlni : 111 the nfliclcd ear would lx- lost forever. , ,
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