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A CURIOUS hormd h r enll'd the
nu In a native of Pmth Africa. The!
mi la a ruxclo. It r ally seems to he
a cross between th norse, i"o viven ny a trench woman, ner iri-
and the deer. It his Mie head nnd horn u"iphs In this line are equal to the moat
of cow, the tall. mane and withers of exquisite productions In the rt.
Uie horte and the' lees of a deer. Alto- Mme. de Rudder in collaboration with
gether the gnu ia one of the most singular her hu.et.nnd. who U a well known sculptor,
creature on earth. eahlbHed her first work In 1S94 at the Ex-
The gnu lnhaol:i the hilly districts of position Cercle pour Art. This was In he
South Africa. roaming all over the country form of a panel called 'The Ragle and the
In vast herds As far as travellers have Swan.1 H was exhibited at Vienna, when
yet penetrated It Is found, and it Is for- M attracted much attention and was pur
tunate that It Is so, for the flesh of the rhaaed by A connoisseur who Is will
gnu forms excellent food. They are, how known amateur. Her next pretentious
var, extremely wild, and, being very work was a screen decorated with "The
quick In their movtiient. are ditticult to, Fa-tes." n this work she created a new
shoot. Upon th first alarm tha whole . method called re-embroidery. The back
herd scamper away In single file, follow-'ground of the figures of the Fates was
Ing a leader. When seen from a distance ijmposed of ancient silks, and as some
they look like a troop ogYhorses. !' the piece were covered with holes
Their speed Is very great, but when first made by niohs, she added supplementary
disturbed they do not exert It. but kick outiornmenta motives embroidered on cloth
their heels and begin butting at anything 'to coneear the defects. The result of this
that comes In their way, exhibiting thej'orceit expedient was the discovery of re
greatest fury.- Unless hard pressed they, embroidery.
seldom show fight, but when brought toj When this screen wa. exhibited In Brus
k. h.v min .i.f.n.i themselves desoe- "els it attracted the admiration of tha
eot.lv Th.v iiirt f.ii-ttanl uDon their en-
smr with great fury, and unless he
mains cool and collected ha probably wlll;the
i rICTORIAL. book plates have a ateadlly
I llncreaslng vogue, and naturally la the
Hdeslgnlng of them aesthetic fancy has
a wide play. They Indicate how we are
rapidly leaving the paat behind and
dropping the formal design of our grand
fathers. Samuel Pepy had two designs
considered gem In their day, but grown
Into dignified oomroonplacenea to-day.
0org Washington's design was formal,
as eae would expect. In the one of the
Kaiser is not only reflected some of the
personality of th remarkable man, but
fmucb. of aooeatry, as must be with a man
who, while making for a wide future, nev
ertheless cherishes muon of th past.
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Origin of Tcol.cap.
aLL th world ha agreed to call a
sheet of paper thirteen by sixteen
inches foolscap. This I. used a. a
standard else all th world over, of
ficially and commercially. The paper de
rived Its name In a curious manner. After
the execution ot Charles I., Cromwell and
his staff. In organizing the Commonwealth,
mad all possible efforts to remove every
thing; which had anything to do with the
old monarohy. The paper ln offMil use
up to that time had, as a watermark, ttu
king's crown, and when Cromwell was
asked what he should put ln the place of
thl. crown, to .how hi. overwhelming
dislike for everything concerning royalty
he dlreoted a fool', cap to be put ln place
of th erown.
This waa don, ana, when Charles IL
ascended the throne of England it wa. at
first forgotten to replace the cap by some
thing else, and then, too late, the king was
afraid to do anything to recall things dan
gerous to touch, and so It waa neglected
and the fool', oap may beaeen a. a water
mark on yearly all oltlclai paper..
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TUS tare sheep who photograph is
I printed oa this page ar believed to
b th smsOlest sheep la ' the world.
Tb7 ar perfeoUy formed and pro
portioned la very war, and their wool,
what hr 1 of It. la i the finest quality.
To sheep bring In a eonalderabla lnoome
to their owner, not from th quantity of
woos narrastM from them, but from the
zee sswiJi pay to see them. They have
Th woman who possesses th Ions est
head t hair in th world Is said to be Mer-
Codes Lopes, a Mexican. Her height '
A. wa. anil whan aha .n.. .. K-
w. i. w M. . i. a . . ., . .i
mm- mwii. im wie iniuna luur ivvi eigoi
iBohes. The hair Is so thick that she can
ooapietaly hid herself ln It. She has It
at very frequently, as It grows so quickly,
enabling- her t sell larg tresses to hair
dealer. vry month. Sue Is the wife ot a
poor sheep herder.
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In India about two millions of th na
tives o bow read English.
I N the great eoUaoiioa of manuscripts of
I famous novels ta ths British Museum
I there are few mors taxareaung than mat
of CaarkXl ureal s - w jayr.- i ne
first page, which Is reproduced herewith,
wnich opens the story. Is a type of the
whole. The curious cramped handwriting
CMAItn TH IT
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i. iw... -.ww .r wu. k'.-c , xi. vis. LrtV.jr",! B
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difficult art of deocatlve umbroM-
which hat been so little cultivated
many years, lias at Inst heen re-
Mayor, who gave Mme. de Rudder a Com-
r-mlsslon to decorate the Marriage Hall of
Hotel de Vllle. About the same time
she waa commissioned to embroider six
large allegorical panels for the wall, of the
notei JtTovlnclal In Ohert. These panels
are ramarkabl not only for their decora-
tlve beauty, but for their charming convpo-
altlon. The worlemanaliln Is varied and
accomplishes a wonderful effect.
The artist's next Important commission
ns from the Congo Free State for eight
detoratlve panels to adorn the wall, of the
Congo section at th Brussels Exposition.
These panel, are now In the museum of
Terveuren. where they show to great ad
vantage. They are pur applique, except
me features, wnicn are tor me niusi pariitxactly
embroidered; They represent the triumph
of clvlllzat'on over barbarism.
Tbe triumph of Mme. de Rudder', ex
pression of her chosen art la in her latest
work four large panels representing the
four seasons. They axe exceedingly beau
tiful, not only ln conception and composi
tion, but in the perfection of detail and
management of the medium ln which the
Ideas ar expressed. Pnrhape th mostiflnnrv. ahowed
beautiful of the four Is "Winter," and a
coi:i ijuuii w.ii kivb oimuc iuca iri iviuiv.
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old people are sitting by the fire. A bit of
blight coloring Is lent to the picture by a
bunch of chrysanthemums in a vase. A
child, symbolloal of coming life. 1. offering
a branch of mistletoe to the grandmother,
and nearby an old man Is slumbering,
typifying the life that Is ebbing away.
Throug-h the window can be seen fields
white with snow, rendered In tones of
naturalness of atmosphere and perspective.
The whole is ln direct oontrast ta the ful
ness and richness of life shown ln the
picture representing "Summer."
Thoucrh there I. a group of artist, who
have mastered thl. difficult art. Mm, d
Rudder easily stands at their head as a
leader ot thl. peoullar craft.
SOME) phases of animal training are
most tedious, and It Is only by the ap
plication of Insistent patlenae that
carefully calculated results are ob
tained. The marvellous performance of
a company of trained seals, now In
Amerloa, Is the most striking example
actually at hand. They appear to be al
most human ln their Intelligence, and one
Juggles ulte as well as some men per
formers. Of course, all this action Is whol
ly foreign to the nature of these am
phibians. But, then, all trick training
makes animals do things most opposed to
their natural disposition. On., for ex
ample, would think that this cat and
mouse were stuffed, lifeless figures, so un
usual Is the combination. Under ordinary
cirum.tanos th cat would bav at once
M urlUo said that no man could eat coarse
food and hav (he soul of an artist, His
own diet was generally very plain.
Verne enjoyed a soup mad of "drip
ping" and onions. WtCh thl and a pteoe
of black bread be was quit content.
BoUngbrok declared that the most
agreeefcl food he had ever eaten was a
slice of boar's bead served at a college
Tintoretto Mked baked cheese, plentifully
sprinkled with salt and pepper, nor did he
ever seem to .utter trom mis preparanim
Tha Duke of Marlborough a4a beef. He
said on one occasion: "No soldier can
l . .. .1 A An Ii mf MknA
nghl unless ue yrttij " --
Oliver Goldsmith enjoyed veal pie. He
sau that with veal pi and whiskey In
-very line's houi a rebellion was Unpusl-
John the BvangeUst, aooording to tradi
tion, was so abstemious tnat a nanoiui oi
barley waa ail the food he needed for a
Burke enjoyed English beef and Irish
porter. He eaid England and Ireland could
always come together oa such a platform.
Mendelssohn never cared much for the
ulexaura. of the table. He said be could
Uve for a week on a sausaeT and a loaf ot
A FAMOUS NOVEL.
writing expert, bellev that th writing
has been Influenced by an Immense amount
of study In Latin.
The Queen of 81am ha. the .tnallest fot
of any titled person la Lu wrU. She
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-rHE wreck or stranding of a steamer
wn not neutrssuiiij mimy areai turn
of weather, stormy seas, high winds or
dense fogs. Sometime, a steamer run.
aground in broad dnyllght Here I. a snap
shot of the Carolina, passenger boat ply-
e e e e-e-e
Elephants and Dreg.
T.FPHANTfl am fond rtt tflnerv and
delight to see themselves decked out
I with gorgeous trappings. The native1
princes of India are very particular
, .w-i. -i .. win
sive fabulous aunts T for an animal that
give laiOUlOUS Sums lor an imillil "
meets the somewhat
stanuaros tney nave erecieo. . .
. Llirjrnhoide'rd wllh aold that two
' eVJ Lerm,v .hie to lTA them The ele-
nhnnrwhlch usmIIv led the .ta'te proces-
pnant wnicn usuaiiy tea ine ,
up to that time
nat Dlace. In
squeaks and kicks of pleasure that gen
Aral attention w a aLLiavkcu -
. . .w !... nrocesnlon
. , .k. of
,was joriu--, " -
the gold ciotne oeing
nrni in .
took his accuatoniea pic ' .ma lna
h?" thwrA.dei:.d,BefraXgd o'f
perhaps that was being defrauded of
f,", promotion, was with great dlfflculty
restrained from attacking the Reader of the
The strangest military body in the world
s a band of cavalry at Saint de Moor
. nrovlnce on the east coast of Africa,
wMch Is under the rule of the French Gov
ernor General of Madagascar. These sol
diers go about their military operations on
oxen. The animals are lean creatures, and
It Is said they mov with surprising ra
wym' arses! ya,;fttKfWmM
pounced upon the mouse; hut under ordin
ary circumstances It must be remembered
that the mouse would not have th
temerity to com so near. Both bav been
so well trained as to meet in a compan
ionship which both seem to enjoy. On
one occasion the cat savagely defended :
her unusual companion from the assault
of another oat. who looked upon the plump
mouse as legitimate firty.
r.luce.1 on one which ha
i'BK(""60 " ' . h u v I n o dAUAliinul ha flnila that tlA reftllV ,,lnl' 'vi mill ina form finVA rimnnl . : ..i I - Am
..ll An tf a anoorai- ' a LIUK'-i ' i- . . . - - , , . vu. irmru n ua
r. 1. i, mnt little' Harvey, who discovered the circulation or a case like a watch or a clr- but all we
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...... ... ...I ..... t ....'fine. rf a .lni.1.. n.rfurm.r who follows
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w-a-iutumu ruinc naiiwajr i a must semers " " " --
ln the Northwest Territory who wish toral'1 ut the collection Is reproduced her.
make a Journey ln order to get married
and on presenting th return coupon and
a marriage certificate a man Is entitled to
free transportation for tils brkle.
Tha Natural Bridges of Utah.
ONE of the great natural curiosities of
the United States la the Natural
Bridge In, Virginia, which till recently
haS StOOd If! a .ctB.a hu faal K!.. I.
th wondrlnd of Utah ther bav been
fount three bridges ot similar character
Which are more remark. hi. in .ua.w
Thor r t the head of the White Canyon
. oui uaa county, out being many miles
from the nearsat railroad and In a region
where th water supply 1. scarce In the
early months they have been Inaccessible.
oorup, a cattleman of thai Md
obtained a distant view of th bridge In
IS, and ha been anxious aver i on. to
get nearer to them. Some years later he
and a mining engineer named Long started
t reach them, entering the Whlt Canyon
on th Colorado River. They ascended the
canyon for several miles, passing numerous
ancient curr dwellings, and were finally re
warded by their first sight of one ot
the great bridges. Unfortunately, they I
uu Kiiuuug instrument with them
with which t make measurements, but
Long cam somewhere near their correot
dimension by mean of roush Mumi..
Th first of these bridges was nam. th.
Caroline, in honor ot Scoruo's wife it
measures 208 feet from buttress to buttress
across the base of the canyon. It la 107 feet
irvm me suriace si in water to the cen
tre of th aroh. and over th arch ih.
at Its highest point th solid mass of sand
stone rise. i- (est runner, to the level of
the floor or the bridge. Passing over this
one would be S-'2 feet from the bed of the
stream. The roadway la 117 feet w:de pro
viding ample room tor th passage of an
army In columns. ,
Three and a half miles further up the
tunon in came o mo second bridge
whose height Is more than twice, and Its
span mree timti, trim or the famo
overspan the Capitol at Washington and
.... iifi.n. feet .o kn... I?11. n(i
very light sandstone and covered with
green and orange lichens, which add a
beautiful note ot color to th sight. This
spaa was named Augusta, for Mr. Lens's
The third bridge Is some twelve miles
further on. Ibis was called the Little
It seemed .n comparison with'
h"ht f 211 '
Bridge, ior so
the other two
and the roadway is llttl more than It feet
It hi calculated that England loses over
eighteen hundred acne yearly through the
Bridie of Virginia. This hri.i. " -aT.T.ilths olden text doosji nave n-wtureu ine ui-
LANDED HIGH AND DRY WITHOUT HARM.
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Ing on the Saguenay River, a tributary of
mo oi. umutja, n: imww.
to all reports, the weather was fair, yet the
boat," In charge of a pilot, went far up on
to the beach. No lives were lost, no one
was injured, but whll It only took Ave
Dream and Illness. I
T Is seriously advanced by an English
doctor that dreams may foretell sickness,
The theory Is that wnen a man f
Areaminir his mind is more sensiuro ,
thsn In nis wu ill nours, ior mo
reason that hi. actual surroundings are
eijgwgiiig aiijr ui n ......v.
i Thus It happens that wnen some uinri
u. i .v- ...k. rines not feel
It ln Its earliest stages, although the ac-ly
tlve mind ln a sleeping body does feel
it. The sleeper dreams. let us say. that
ne , Buffering some complaint of the leg.
and two or three days later, the disease,
In which a
v.ea stnnir him ln his left !
plae where a couple of day. !
'"" appeared an ugly ulcer. The ulcer
must have been develoD na of course, at
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the time of the dream, but what the man
consciousness could not perceive.
the man with only an active mlnd-l. ...
fflaTn " Uy notl
dreamlng - easlly noticed.
Curiosity of Digestion.
OR some years a certain class of
performers has attracted spectators
by swallowing an assorted collection
of hardware, despite all the laws
idlgoatlon. ln one ot the hospitals of Lon
idun a collection has been made of the
varied articles extracted from the Intes-
fh .to I...fr.ra mentioned. A nhnto.,
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There was a time when confiscated to-
AUVIV W ilj. a. in o mi.ll I u 1 1 H . i incu I i
k.ivi. a. no hnme.! in a. necullar l.ulijlns-
kiln at the London docks, which was called
th "Queen's Pipe." But since Uii this
. .. .
smugglers property nas Deen pui to oei-
ter use. There is a good deal of It. Nearly ,
eO.goO pounds have been taken ln the last
flv years. Of this la.OoO pounds wer sent
to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
and Edinburgh tor fumigating plants and
making tobacco wash; S.800 pounds were
given to the criminal lunatics at Broad-
moor, J.W0 pounds of cigars were sold by
auction, 7,800 pounds of stalk, which were
useless-were burned; 1.8U0 pounds weight
... tn.t ihminrh Hrvinz iui th. remn.in.1
der of the tobacco U still In hand await-!
A Curious Group.
OW many of our readers can tell at
first glanc wbat specie, or an. roan
these areT They ao Ttot ooject to tae
camera and mans a lair grouping.
They are badgers; and let It be at once an
nounced that It Is a fallacy to believe that
one of the badger's forelegs Is shorter than
the other, "to enable It to run up and down
hill more quickly." That was a sort of
natural history fairy tale that recent close
l study ha entirely annihilated. Some of
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-nlmaU wltB clo,ven, ftoor?-, an uudK
served libel on a hard working, much
The unusual spectacle of a bridegroom
appearing at the altar handcuffed has been
seen at Monthey. an Italian village. The
bridegroom, an Italian, waa undergoing a
long sentence for burglary and recently
pr"a"d upon the governor of the prison.
fo whom h.M stated he had committed the
nrim. for the sane ot nis nance, to allow
him to marry. Two gendarmes In uniform
acted as witnesses and guardians at the
sam t'.ms. At th church door the young
bride and bridegroom parted with heavy
. r.7w.j t.. has a bad attack of rheumatism. BIKnl' lne Roman bulla was a clrcu- M. wpui
. s t .
seconds to run her ashore, almost a week
was required to float her again.
The value of the motor ear. at present
In F.ngland . I75.UU0.O00.
Th Papal Bull.
-rr- PAPAT, bull may be an edict, a decree.
lor a rescript, which contains an order
or a decision to h nilhllflv flaclnt-ort
it is onlv indit-OTtiv tha thm
uM ttiipuea to ine document itself .
It belongs properly to the seal, without1 It Is not the same ln tlie following case:-
'Which th i.i , ' , iTho 17th ct Vr.vemV.ne 1SW lhr was
"c. nuum mn. ue recogntzeu.
- im rareiy or goiu or ot wax. It
was orlKlnallv of len.i cmi t. ..ui mm
of that material. Iad waa used for! which measured nineteen and one-half
eals In the time of the ancient Romans.'feet In length, hi. coloration being living
nd Is still used for that purpose In Italyjand brilliant, his diameter enormou. and
. The Italian name of this bit of lead Is his activity denoting the most flourishing
noiia. it was In Latin bulla. Both the
I - ... . . - ---- j w. imuiii
amines, attached to a chain which wn!.
'lnd "evernl times round the neck,
-""'-" 'nironi. so tnat the bulla
""' i nis ODiect was fre-
charm against sickness , ,7 n "om.!
which wnd8reade5ervenn mV K
M"..J a llllie I'ttHH WlllCn CAtl T tl 1 11 Ul .iim.
miciii 1 1 - 1 1 i , ,. . .
At a later time the bulla waa worn hv tha
sons of freed men at Rome. It. use was a
uiarn ot ranK and gentility.
Hanging to a rafier In a shop at Bourne
Lincolnshire, Is a leg of mutton fifty years
old. It was bought from the present oc
cupier's predecessor by a gentleman Who
said he would call for It later on. He
never did so, and there it hangs to-day
It has so withered that it resemhl.
FORDING A RIVER IN INDIA.
SFORD across an unbrldged river Is, of
course, commonplace. The ford lllus
i.rated In the photograph Is. however.
sufficiently novel. The crossing in this
is over a river In India which, al
The Migration of Birds.
pOR hundreds of year, the migration
of birds has been under close observa-
tlon, but no theory has been offered
. wnicn has' not had as many exceptions
as agreements. If one accept the theory
mat tne birds are In search of food and
suitable regions for raising their young,
ntia I. u.lll In I 1. .1 1. . . I
ouu in lilt; uiirK us to lilt!
wnion guides them over thousands of m
ot land and ocean. Beyond the fact that
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nimiia 1 1 . 1 1. B n J..i..lil., . 1 1 . . n . I
V"" " "u,w "l ,r,
The greatest travellers of the migratory
birds are the wjding birds, of which the
golden plover may be taken as a type.
Early In 'June these birds appear In the
Arctlo Circle, in tha Uarren (Iron nils. It
, . - - ,
' possible that they may go hundreds of
"'lies juriner norm man ims, iot
h"ve been seen In latitude 81 degrees,
.ii.-. tha Ina la nut fit Ihn irpiuinil thav
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"" "."I n.t., i 'c'""'"llmu" ":',"' uMry ponaeses some
August. When they Journey rd ""'que specimens, clipped In th snap of
"aor aim iiten on ine supp.y m
rles which are then plentiful. By the time
the first frost Is felt In New England these
lril leave Nova Scotia on a Journey or
miles across the ocean, touching the
easterly c6ast of the West Indies. The
shores of BuAith America are six hundred
t"'1 'rom ther- but thf Plovers do not!a
of ten break the Journty by stopping over in
at the Antilles unless a storm drives them
In three or four weeks they appear Inj
Southern Brazil, In Argentina, and even In!
Patagonia. Here they remain from Sep-I
tember till March, and though it Is the
summer season there they never rest, and1
though they are surrounded by great
stretches ot open country they always re
turn to the north to raise their young.
The Journey northward of these travel
lers Is not over the same route, snd some
point, of their Itinerary are still ln doubt.
When they leave Argentina they are not
seen along the Atluntlo coast ot South
Amerloa, but they appear ln Texas In
March. In April they are all over the
Middle West and by May they reached
Canada. June find, them one more ln the
Arctic region. Though the course is not
absolute they probably travel around an
ellipse 1,000 miles one way and 1.000 miles
Another Interesting part of he subject
of migrations of birds Is tha speed at which
they travel. It ts-a strange fact that It in
crease, as they go further north, ior in
stance, the black poll warbler takes thirty
days to travel l.OuO mile, from Louisiana
to Minnesota, but it needs but fifteen days
to cover the distance between Minnesota
and Alaska. The average speed of the spe
cie, which cross the United States is
twenty-three miles a day. But from the
northern boundaries of the United States
onward the rate is much Increased. 75. 1C0
to 150 mile, a day being frequently cov
The time required for a Journey round
the earth by a man walking day and night
without resting would be 428 days; an ex
press train, 40 days; sound, at a medium
i.mn.turt. 12A hours: a cannon ball,
hours; light, a little more than 1-10 of
oecnnd and electricity, passing over a
copper wlte. a little under 1-10 of a second
An average walking pace of a healthy
man or woman Is said to b seventy-live
Tha Faatina; of Bnakea. Baby Transportation.
OP the, many curious eharacterlatlca of jir little Iiip Infant la cradled ta
reptiles, none Is more remarkable I shoe his mother's. This Is a big f
than tha ability to live for a great' I fair, covered with skin lnd stuffed
period of time without taking anf with soft moss. This can he hung on
nourtfshment. Among serpwnts In oa,ptlv-, a tr or covered with snow, while- mamma
Ity Individuals are noticed which, although goes to church or any place where babtea
lde by aide with those who accept food. 'are not Invited
rents every sort or nourishment, inis
state of affairs cannot be Indefinitely pro-
,longed, but death In many case does not
,occur unill after period which ln many
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tory In Paris which did not eat for fifteen
months and a rattlesnake which fasted
for twenty-six months. M. Valllant cites
tlve case or a pelophlle who la .till living
f n . ..-kn.. II ...Una an.l
nvthon miiirt r,i ," .(. I
months. He also report, th death of two,n
rlnrttll Im .1 1 1 A I nllly. r.. m. 1 1 m Ihvu W
DeloDhllea due to Imuiltlon nr. after three!
and th other after almost
Hut th most remarkable case 1. not of
th length of time which the fast lasted,
though thl. wa. two year, and a half, but
for the lose of weight of the reptile that
la, nearly two-third, of the original
volume. According to experiment, on
warm blooded animal, death occur. In
dependently of every other cause when
the subject has lost 40 to 50 per cent of the
original weight. M. Pellegrln reached the
same conclusion with reference to ring
snakes, which, after being submitted to
absolute fasting that Is, deprived not only
of food but of water died on th average
after a loss of SS per cent of the original
weight. In the cases of those submitting
to relative fasting that is, not deprived
of water death occurred after a loaa of
40 per cent of the original weight, but the
duration oi lire w
lth them three time.
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laora in ine bobhk uuuh t ini
inivrh reticulated nvthon of Janan.
state of health. Furthermore, he manl-
offered the moat diverse foods
re obstinately refused. Sheep,
r-iiii i. KFWfT. UULAB RIIU Wlll.1.511. - I 'J I '
1 I- . - .1 , . 1. nhlAk.it. .., In
i, a n.i . .i-,.. w. .tma
these ln his colls he left them without
touchng them. He contented himself with
. k.fhin. tn hi
basin, and this
fact Is Important, a. death comes much
."ickW with the ophidian, .ubmitted to an
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The python continued to refuse food and
began to decrease ln volume, the brilliant
and glistening color present at first giving
place to a dull, gray color, and at the
commencement of 1902 he was surpris
ingly thin, being nothing more than skin
and bone. Completely apathetic and tn-
offensive, he allowed himself to be handled
with Impunity, and remained Inert rolled
up In the corner of his cage. It was sought
to feed him by placing eggs In his mouth,
but It produced no results. Its death oc
curred after a- fast of two years, five
months and three days.
though much too deep for ordinary horses
or wagons. 1. readily traversed by ele
phants. The picture shows upward of a
score of elephant In the act of crossing at
. Y n -s. in Derbyshire. Is
t 1 ,le nnest exanipla of a
topiary garden. A tnni.rv ..
Ill.a . -"I J B.IUCII IB
slitiii,. n j wJ.MJjeu or trees and
" iVur.' . TnFHr1 to "Pent animals. fur.
least th"'1 l,ower-- 1 ald to take at
'east three centuries to grow ami Jii .
, composed of tree. .n.
M?.MH"mon came Into vogue In the reln
of "at 7Jrlf.B ?'IA bh. Thenoble.
in it! ! Ime had tn,lr ardens laid out
In i this curious but Inartistic fashion? and
ti V" nt'nued till about 1S02. Then
landscape aanlenino- ti, i.I VT... 1
11. . - . I I CI,
many of the fantastic tree, were uprooted
Thi, accounts for the rarity and value of
the few which are ln exlstenc. to-day
n. p.. . ""inct
a tab.. set.whVchconrp7.se. Velplfcup
and saucer, eggs In cups and so on.
even these do not compare with those
possessed by the Earl of Harrlng:on at
fc-lvaston. Four men are empioyed there
at salaries rsnglng from $10 to $X weekly
whose business It Is to clip these tree.'
iney oeniand. constant attention, for from
w,.k of n,ge(.t they looked ragged
. ninth thetf .re rin.j V .' .
-culptor must be highly skilful', for a few
awkward cllns of the shear, win ...t- .
beautiful specimen. An eye lur contour
Is most nei enary to the profession.
To meet the demand which the ambitious
rich have mude upon them for Hies trees
Kngllsli nurserymen have grown yew trees
In tubs cut in the shape of various ani
mals, and these are sold at prices ranging
from f.'i0 to 85UO apiece. But even at this
price they are but poor Imitations of the
trees growing at Klvaaton.
CURIOUS icASE OF
N India the question 'of casts Is tak
rather more seriously than anywlieit
else In the world, it Is considered ese
daily vital that the public should not so
much ss look upon the features of the
wife of the ruler of one ot the provinces
The accompanying illustration show, whst
precautiens are taken to guard agjlnrt
such a sacrilege. Th picture was taken
when th wUe wf ou vt the fringes was
: iT thim Vw? L" ." '-U.tl, shape."
' i.. " " ""uveaux ricnes may tiur.
U-s Portraits of ancestors to h-ni m
I llieir new V imiiluJ m.i.. Vw
Th. baby of ,n(n rJfg ,n a
wTWch hangs from Its mother's head, or
trom h)Sr h or ,n a .-.,,., ln
p.rt, h. nwle a.h.rned with a
;P0 and In other. It. face 1. wrapped
im a v". " it. motheT a.
The Chinese ba-1
baby I. tied to the back o
an older child.
The Mongolian Infant travel, about In
a bag .lung on a camel', back.
In some countries the mother, lay their
a stream of water falls on
This I. to make them tough.
wnicn it does, unless the babies ale as a
resun or tni. treatment. Anotner motner
covers ner oaoy . head witn paste, wnwe
the Tartar baby 1. covered with butter.
The Turkish baby i. salted, while a
worse fate falls to the lot of the newly
born child In Bulgaria. Its mother put.
a hot omelette on the little one', head
to make It solid and protect It from sun
stroke. It mother thinks she knows
better gbout some things than It does, so
It ha. to submit, which It doe. with a
very bad grace Indeed.
An Interesting Throne.
r ?T,t r j
of the :
OST visitors to Monaoo give little
ght to the concrete seat of power
kingdom, tor the fascination ef
chance is many times more potent
than the desire to study regal form. A
comparison of the thrones ot Europe will
show that of Monaco as striking In Its im
pressive simplicity and beauty. The land
metaphorically ruled from this seat Is not
vast, but. In sentimental arsa. It I. as
large as the world.
In Paris a company has contracted with
the municipal authorities for all tha foliage
to be derived from the trees of the pub
lic squares, gardens, streets and woods
within ths limits of the city. These leaves
are to be compressed under high pressure,
and will then be converted Into a fuel
which it Is claimed, will have a tar greater
calorific capacity than coal or any other
e e e e
The money spent In Germany on drink
Is three times the cost of the army and
navy together and more than seven times
the cost of their primary education. It.
amount I. almost equal to that of the
German national debt, so that the German
people by leaving off dnlnk for a year and
a month could pay oft the whole debt.
The establishment of British troops ln
South Africa 1. about twenty thousand of
all ranks. The annual cost of the force.
Including allowance for the erection ot
barracks, eta.. Is about $12,000,000.
Original Machine Gun.
HE machine 'gun Is generally sup
posed to be an Invention ot the last
wenty years. Herewith Is presented
a picture, however, of a proposed ma
chine gun which was devised In th fif
teenth century. The crudeness of the pic
ture attests Its age. Although the ma
chine gun was very roughly portrayed n
this case. It Is obvious that it here had Jt
In Servia the dislike entertained to fair
hair Is so acute thut It extends even to
the white hair of old age. No Servian
woman who respects herself would appear
in public with white hair. Nor does she
attempt to conceal the fact that she dyes
It perlodlceJly. The custom has cjms
down to her from lime Immemorial.
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iking a carriage at a railroad station for
er palace. Not only the carriage, but the
ipprtiach wa. entirely enclo.ed by cloths.
The poor law guardian, in Saxony have
the rlgbt to appoint trustees to take eare
of the property poasewed by any person ln
danger of ruin from idleness, druiik.nae
' sf 1 a at 3 W 1
la easily the) sasa thfessgtwsjc
weacg ska est skssts
sec asjsroaeblng ugw th evW (
ota a nuaubs.
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