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ATHLKTR9 the earth over, eipe- York Athletic Clilb. who, however, -will
dally those who run, iwim, vault, not accompany the American team, won
put welKiits, hop. step anj Jump the 16-pound hammer event with, under the
In the name of Uncle Bam, are circumstance, the remarkable throw of 17
looking toward Athens, Greece, leet. 4 Inches, while J. W. B. Tewksbury.
Just now as the scene of ths ap- of the University of Pennsylvania, was
proachlng Olympic- games, the Invincible In the 200-metre run and the 400
tourth modern Olympiad, which occur In metre hurdle race. Of the twenty events
the last week of this month. contested In the last foreign Olympic tour-
As officially announced, thirty American ney seventeen were won by Americans
athletes will bear the Stars and Btrlpe to while every event, save the M-pound
triumph or defeat In the shadow of the weight and lifting the bar bell was won
sraoular temple of Zeus. Never, It may be by an American In ths third tourney at
Ventured, baa more Interest been excited St Louts.
by International athietio event. even WJlj the United States maintain this very
including the three previous Olymplo, extraordinary record T Secretary Sullivan,
games, held respectively at Athene. Paris of ths Amateur Athietio Union, (a sanguine
and St Louis, than Is being shown In ths; as to ths outcome, but frankly admits
Impending series. Greece, Germany, that Amarioan thl. m-iu k. .i, .,..-,. ..
frfl- "a,tt??i.!Zta. cfiin.ar MTV btor vrr J"-raph on ths
j"i programme. Why T Ail Europe seems to
a mr urwmc ana uoeiesi laiem in .nave awakened at last to ths importance
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anticipation of the most strenuous athietio
tournament sines PeloDonneslan days.
added dignity will be given to this fourth
modern Olympiad by ths presence not only
of ths royal family of Oreeoe, King George
I. and Queen Olga, wMh the Prtnoess Helen
and her five brothers, but. It Is expected,
both King Edward and Queen Alexandra,
of England, will attend ths games. Athens
Is paving the way for ths royal visitors
with an energy which ths Athenians have
seldom or never shown
at ths height of lis grw
Preliminary preparations fully confirm
the prophecy as to these UOs games eoUps
Ing those ott 1KM, 1900 and UM la ether re
spects as well. While a bushel of reoords
were broken In the Mississippi Valley stad
ium two years ago, a large majority of
the competitors were American. But this
year, with nearly a dosea nationaHtlss rep
resented by unqueeOoaatoty ths flower of
contemporary athietio ability, ths hlstorto
event assumes an Interna Hens 1 Importance
5w Test for AmtricA.
Judging by ths ears sued effort mads in
tilling ths America pan itldstss) owe ath
ietio superiority is to e But to a aerolo
trial this time, as the neat hi ad athietio
power of Europe Intends to go' armed
and well prepared to glew TJsmIs Sam ths
battle of his gymnastic state. Ths Amari
an team sailed on Marcfe aod is to
arrive In Athens oa AsrtJ Is. six days be
fore the competitions begin. If ta wlaoer
f the Marathon race, a twatty-ne mile.
run from Athens to Vfarethow, be
American he will reaetva, an aAdltioa to
ths world's championship modal, a one
hundred dollar silver u offered by ths
Boston Athietio Association. Hero Is a
full list of the American rerreaea tattoo :
Oris Hundiei Metres G. M, QueyrouJ.
Now Orlvar.s Y.M.C.A.: W. A. Bohtck, Har
vard University; Archie Uana, klllwaukes
A u., and w. O. haUla, uambridgspori
Pour Hundred Metres Harry L. Hlll-
man. New York AC; W. A. Schick, Har
vard University, and T. R. Moulton, Kan-
Se l Ity A C,
Eight Hundred Metreo-H. V. Valentine,
New York AC, and Gharlss J. Bacon,
fifteen Hundred MetreeWames P. Sul
livan and U. V. Bouhag. I ruth-American
Marathon Race J. J. Forshaw, Missouri
A.C., St. loul.: J. Fowler, CantbrUleort
UyninaJt urn; W. O. Frank and Harvey
Cohn. Ir sh-American A.C, and "Mike'
urns'. Pastime A C.
llurdlrs. One Hundred Metre Hugo
Friend. Uhlcano A.A.. and K. G. Laavltt,
Five M.le lluo U. V. Bon hag. Irlah
Stone Throwing and Discus Richard
Hiirldon and James 8. Mitchell. New York
Standing Broad Jump Kay Ewry, New
York A. V. k
Kunnln'g Broad Jump Hugo Friend, Chi
cago A.A., and M. fit ostein, IrUh-Amsrl-
Kunnlng Hop, Btep and Jump M. Prla
stein, Irish-American AC.
Swimming C M. Daniels and J. W.
Bpeiuci. New York A.C; Maro.uand
Schwarts. Mlesourl A.C.. and U. A. Blrna
niann. Chloage A.A
High Jump H. W. Kerrigan, MulUo
oinal A t'., l-ortland. Ore.
i'ole Vault-K. B. Ulovtr. Chicago AA.
Pentathlum Martin J. Sheridan, Irish
American A.C, and UUery H. Clark, Bos
ton Athietio Association.
Recti s 119 Evnis
of ths Olymplo revival, and reports have
been arriving almost daily of additional en
tries batag made abroad. But for ths faot.
said a member of ths Pioneer American
olymplo team, that ths beet athletes of
Europe wars absent from ths 1W games
the twanty-41ve Americana who wont to
Athens would have returned a sadder and
wiser asiogatlon. On that oocasloa Amer
ica was only represented by teams from
the Boston Athietio Club and Princeton
In 10& at Paris, ths Amsrloana Bumtnr
fifty, and, as previously noted, oxaelled in
everything but ths distance runs and the
Also us, a Frsnohmaa winning the Mara
thon a4 aa Englishman oapturtag the
1 000-metre stseptoohaae, while Bausr, ot
Hungary, won ths discus event. As -the
Marathon ths ancient o la agio of the
Greeks has never bean won by an Amerl
van on foreign soil, this event has more
American candidates than any other on the
programme, ths nve ohosen being Harvey
Conn, Michael Spring, J. J. Ftorahaw, J.
Fowler and W. O. Frank. This raos of 24
miles, LS00 yards, will of course be run
over the same ground that Pheidippides
trod of old.
Doubtless the average reader will be In
terested In a comparison between the old
Greek athletes and those of to-day. Arc
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r:,hT.TL - . IZnl of b.'ikll Pt was eculppi with mag.s
of brain and fleet of foot as their ancient boots. , .
foMmiuv&mf ainoa ths eares or the atn- . . -
latls world are turning toward Athens, sup
pose) an Impartial comparison Is attempted.
Unfortunately ths Greeks of the pre
Christian days had no sxact Urns measures
and wars notoriously Inaccurats In their
measurement of distance. Homer speaks
ot a charloVdiatanclng another aa far as
a vigorous child oould throw the discus.
Ths distance by whtoh a steer could out
plough a halter was another standard of
measurement. Glanclnc over ths ancient
reoords. In faot, ons Is tempted to be
lieve It was an Athenian, rather than a
son of Erin, who described something as
bout tns else of a piece ot chalk. .
Anc'ent Creek Records.
Considering some of ths historic long
distance races run by the Pan-Hellenic
champions. It will bs noted hat Pheidip
pides traversed lie miles over extremely
rooky territory in rwo aays. wun news oi
the advanolng Persians. Hs almost at
tained an apotheosis as a result ot this
historic perfonnanoa, but, unfortunately,
ths chronloler, Herodotus, was habitually
credulous and inaoourata, and henos his
statement that ths Spartan army, which
answered the summons, reacted Attica in
ths oourss of the third day. must be taken
with a pinch of salt. It Is hard to oon
eelve of sueh a performance unless the
the dolchos of two and one-half miles at
the Olymplo games, and straightway
starting on a sixty mile homeward run to
be the first to bear the Joyous tidings.
Pliny mentions Anystos ot Sparta and
Phtlonldea, ths herald ot Alexander the
Great, as completing between them 140
miles In one day, but Pliny was as given
to loose writing as Herodotus. He re
counts in another passage how a nine-year-old
lad traversed seventy miles dur
ing the hours of sunlight, which almost
Comparing these performances with
those of recent times, one finds Rowsll,
of England, travelling 10 miles In twenty
two hours and thirty minutes at Now York
In ISO. Ninety miles of the way was
traversed In twelve hours. Whits these
modern feats were performed over care
fully prepared courses, as compared with
the up-hlll-andrdown-dals dlstanoe nego
tiated by Pheidippides, whose food and re
pose were haphasard, one may neverthe
less bellevei that ths winner of the next
Marathon race would be able to equal If
not surpass the hlstorio performanos of
Comparing ths movements of combined
wherein ths runners wore often bidden
Originally ths Olymino games were
scarcely mors than a ma ton of runners
In ths measured oourss known as ths
8tadlum. Continuous series of ths victors
war reoorded by ths Eleians, beginning
with Koroebus In 774 B. C. During the
seventh Olympiad, attar Koroebus, a M es
se nian named Daiklea was ths first visit
ing contestant to bo crowned, and it was
not until ths fourteenth Olympiad that a
second race up and down ths Stadium was
introduced. In ths Afteeath Olympiad a
third race, several times ap and down the
Stadium, was Inaugurated. Thus, until the
forces of men, ths march of ths Spartan ; eighteenth Olympiad, there wore three
army, remarkable aa It was, was over j events ths simple Stadium, ths double, or
shadowed by the wonderful march ot the tOlauloe, and ths long course, sr Do 11 eh os.
Napoleonic forces under Marshal Mar-j Subsequently the wrestling match and the
mont, when an average rate of forty miles 'pentathlum, including Jumping, running,
a day was maintained tor a fortnight I discus throwing, throwing tns Javelin and
Of old, ths Olymplo runners suffered a wrestling, were, added. A further novelty
severe handicap in being held at ths start appeared In the twenty-third Olympiad
with leathern straps literally like grey- (CX8 B. C.) with the boxers, and another
hounds In leash. Also there Is frequent still more Important event In the twenty
mention of the dusty road or course fifth Olympiad with the chariot race.
This last addition deserves speolal no
tice, not merely as diversifying the pro
gramme, but aa bringing into competition
a totally new order of contestants men
and women who possessed ths fleetest
horses and could hire the beet drivers
without any personal superiority or Dower
of bodily display of themselves. The pro-
uisiuus array or wealth represented In
these chariot contests evidenced the grow
ing Importance of the games at that period.
Two other matches were added in the
thirty-third Olympiad ths Pankratlon, or
boxing and wrestling combined, with the
hand divested of the cestus, and the sin
gle race for horses. During Its greatest
period, ths Olympian festival occupied five
days, nut from then until the seventy-seventh
Olympiad the programme was nar
rowed gradually to one day, beginning at
dawn and ending at duss.
The simple Stadium event was over a
U0 yard oourss, and ths Diaulos was Just
Subsidizing the Reindeer in the Remote Regions of Alaska.
'HOUGH tt to not mors than
n bono. Ivory tusits, seaiajuna ana tni. nau nauvos or Dtberia to part with any ot mcir
aser. After the sxpeaiuon naa saiiea
Ty- Tsw that the reindeer was trar-jbn ths coin which purchaodth. warm
I ported from Siberia to Alaska, tns en-1 remaeer sain ior """"
terprtse has passed ths Initial stage of
experiment and Is a suocesslul ona xue
sohems was preposterous from the very
first, and though Ma sngiaai mouve w
purely phllanthropis It has become a valu
able Industrial enterprise.
Ths beglntung and growth of ths tdea Is
not generally known. Dr. ShsMna Jaoa
son. whlls making a trip of Inspection of
the missionary stations and government
sahoois In Alaska an 1M0, was Impressed
with ths fas that the natives la Alaska
were rapidly losing ths sources ot their
food supply. Ths whales were goln
further north each year, beyond the rsaoa
of ths natives, who (had no vessels to aid
tbam In tns pursuit; ths seals were rapld-
berlana across the strait.
It did not take Dr. Jackson long to de
cide that the Unltsd States would soon
have to choose between feeding fO.00 ns
Uvea or letting them starve to death, the
former alternative being expensive because
of ths dlstanes from any source of up
plles. Ths Idea of making the Eskimos
salt -supporting cams to him from ths tact
that the Siberians, Just across ths strait,
living under exactly ths sams conditions,
were able to oars for themselves. The
differs nos between them lay hi ths faot
that ths Siberians had herds of reindeer
to tail back upon when gams was scaroe.
Ths following winter Dx. Jackson brought
ths matter before Congress and asked for
an appropriation with which to Import a
fifteen hundred miles along ths Siberian
coast they at last succeeded In finding
natlvs who would barter ths deer for
American goods. Cash bs would not ac
cept. This trouble has been overcome in
a measure, though there Is stUI a reluct
ance on the owosrs' part is spars any '
Ths profits of reindeer raising are enor
mous and ths work Is simple. A doe which
will cost Its owner less than a dollar a
ysar for the first four years wtil at ths
end of that Urns sell at ths mlnss for M)
t flOO for meat If It bs trained to the
sled It will bs worth twios as much. They
are prolific, and after they ars two years
ly being exterminated, and ths Eskimo tw reindeer Into Alaska as aa sxperunent.
must often iravu mieea or immj
In the winter to ontoh even one. The wild
caribou, which had formerly been so easily
captured, had been trlgnUned away by
The government oould not see the wisdom
of this plan, but several private inaivm
usls raised fl.Ouu with which the experi
ment was begun. Lalsr the government
.j K.inwa and wu rintd and made an abproiirlailon. which
7l" and not only was ths food! has been increased till It amounts to W..00O
supply becoming a ssiious question, but annuany
that Of otouuag as wau, wr - -
Ths next difficulty was U persuade the
hundred pounds at the rate of thirty-five
miles a day and keep It up for weeks. Thsy
can travel at night as well as In the day,
so that during ths long Arctic nights they
...k - ueai lor consumption where the food Is
day team does not. They can also be used , mostly salted or oanned. This to normal!
establishing those so Inclined In thm rain.
deer industry and promoting their well
The herd also means a supply of fresh
twks as long, while the Dollchos was
twenty-four times the length of the Stadi
um, ci about eighty yarda less than two
and one-half miles. It may be empha
sized that the courses of the Dlauloa and
he Dollchoa were not In the nature of laps,
but simply forward and backward along
the same track. Hence it is Improbable
that Lades or Dandes, the Arglve, or Antl-
patros of Kplrus ever travelled as rapidly
aa will Srhlck. of Harvard, or Archie
Hahn, of Milwaukee, next month.
The Greek had no high Jump, so that ons
point of comparison, outside the time rec
ords, is denied us. As for the long leap,
the records are only such as to darken
counsel. Phaylloa, of Kroton, according
to Inscriptions on various pedestals, leaped
distance of 66 feet, and the Attlo root.
be it remembered, was a bit longer than
our own. One modern authority reckons
ths dlstanoe at 46 feet 1 inch, but this Is
equally Incredible to any one versed In this
branch of athletics. It is true, ths ancients
used weights in Jumping, but otherwise
the Jump was the same as practlssd to
day. Aa may bs recalled In this connec
tion, the greatest leap of modern times
was 24 feet 11 Inches, made by O'Connor
In Ireland. Possibly this reoord was
eclipsed by Howard, of Bradford, who In
1864 Is said to have cleared 2 feet 7 Inches
with dumb bells of five pounds each.
Among his extraordinary feats was leap
ing over a billiard table lengthwise.
TVs 0 d nd the Neu
Although ths ancient Olympians were
masters of feinting, blocking, slds step
ping, ducking and dodging in their boxing
contests it is doubtful whether the cele
brated Melancomas was In the same class
of shadow fighters aa Corbett or O'Brien.
The mill between Pollus and Amycus, one
ot the most exciting episodes In the voy
age or the Argonauts, la recorded by both
Theocritus and Appolonlus. The antago
nists wore the ceetus or gauntlet ot leather
thongs. Amycus was tricky and rather
unfair, while Pollus was cool and wary.
He countered on the other, broke his Jaw,
then with another blow landed on his
forehead and laid it bare to the bone, and
finally slew blm with a crushing blow on
On the other hand, the contest between
Kreugas and Damoxenos lasted from noon
until .dusk, and must have been distin
guished by exceeding skill. As for the
wrestlers, there Is sxcellent testimony to
the extraordinary strength of many of
them. Mllo, for example, carried an ox
on his shoulders, sad, indeed, met hife
death through his own prowess, having
rant tns Dole or a tree asunder and been
caught ou ths rebound. But there Is no
record of the early Greeks or Romans cor
responding to ths modern feats of Louis
Cyr, Sandow or Hackensohmldt. ths Russian.
tor packing and for riding when one be
comes accustomed to the motion.
The United States government loan
a certain number of the deer to the mis
sions or to people who have shown their
ability to care for them. At the end of
three or five years ths government has
ths right to call for ths return of ths
original number. Th sCongregatlonal Mis
sion at Cape Prince of Wales was granted
the loan of ons hundred deer In 184,
sines then It has paid them baok and has
old will add a fawn to ths hsrd every year la thousand head in its own right. The
for ten years. On account of their timid possession of a herd at each mission sta-
and gregarious habits the reindeer ars tlon means much. It establishes the per
tly herded, and ons man oan easily imanenco vi iam mission, iur witnout it
manage one thousand need. The cow
glvee a teaoupful of very rich milk about
the thickness of cream, which makes de
licious cheess and mixed with water forms
a refreshing drink.
Though ths Alaskan deer cannot equal
those of Lapland In speed, a pair of them
can pull a load of five hundred to ssvsa
the natives ars from horns a large part
of the time In search of food. And since
the advent of ths miners ths tendency Is
to leave their homes and go to ths mining
villages, where they live by begging and
Immorality. This life would soon result
In their extinction. It also gives the mis
sionaries the ability ts reward Industry by
benefit to oornfort and health. The rein
deer also provides the missionaries a way
-.-ui; we outlying settlements
What the camel la ta the , v.' uu.
deer Is to the far North. Th 'nil
nvent of ths mining Interests In Alaska
cannot bs realised till there are sufficient
deer la that region to supply the miners
wiwi itjoa ana outer necessaries aad con
neot him with ths outside world.
Should there bs no mors reindeer Ira-
t i iraa Aiasxa, according ts ths twes.
ent rats of Increase within less thai. ..n
ty-flvs years there will be 1.000.000 head of
these animals In Alaska. In thirty-five
years the number may reach lO Ounnoa
the United States will be receiving from
Alaska thousands of reindeer carcasses
and tons of hams and tongues. Before the
end of the prt-sont century Alaska will be
helping to feed ai,000,000 inhabitants of the
United States. This Is another Instance
of the profits which arise from ths resting
of bread upon ths waters.
Curious Survivals of the Belief in the Power of Cures by Magic.
. ' - aoYusatlen. which j A clergyman in Derbyshire whose chll-
.N su4u of compulsory hlrt,dre were suffering with whooping cough
I rliasi liMtn 111 WrVw Ut7
. - nt t tia
f people who live u reuwe -
kingdom. Ths wtos woma ia an
wtn.x la dangerous rival ot the pnyst
,ih ekill.d In the wonder.
of these candidates none participated In "Jx-rav aad nsen lht euros.
has been In lores for tas immi .i telle of anothsr strange remedy whloh as
Kara are atlll evidences in iugi"'- h-rrf ,. .k. wif. at his coachman. She
of the poesr of superstition In ths minus
oawe to him with little silk bags which
weie to be tied around ths necks of the
children. Each contained hair cut from
ths croaa of a donkey's back.
In Somersetshire they use a combination
of turpentine, treacle and other Ingredients
ment ths cough ssliiaily stopped aader
There Is a very prevalent belief In a cure
for convulsions which consists of the false
tongue of a oolt dried and powdered. This epilepsy, and ths oiairvoyant powers of the
who was afflicted with the ahinelea A also ha h.. -
rln. mAm from fh tfllvar noln. wiilnh KsiIIak - . 1 nere IS S Case
been collected from the Holy Communion
service Is still regarded as a sure cure for
Is mixed with water and taken three times
each day. Quinsy Is cured by catohlng a
toad and hangio It In ths chimney tor the
night In ths morning It Is cut down and
the string- which held It Is tied shout the
the Olympic gamea in Athena In IK while L Yorkshlrs still believe In tbei whlco , ruUed oa the sufferer's palms, neck of the ""rer 1 hre are some as-
Uyr Prlnsteln. Richard Sheldon and Ray, Imlvr of baaed mouee as a cure I"" solsg and pit of th. stomach four Ume. .nUhU cures toU In support of thlirem
C Kwrv are the nly one. recorded amon.g cough, and this In spits ot ieach day. On. mother, who had been aledy. The leader of a detachmen of ths
il . winners at the game, held In Pari. 7s T&S.T ths distrlot a soclaUon provids tralned nur for years. In order to prove 81, aUon Array In Oxfordshire called upon
four yeare later. On that occasion Ewry. tramednuTses tor ths sJk In their hom..tn, fallacy of , remedy , her neigh- the rector of the parish ens day and asked
. .. , v-i, A.i,ii i-i.,h ,wl next of this remedy U ' w. triad It for her child, who was suf- to bs given sums of the grease from the
OI all ivrtl wasa v v, s cass atsav A la a s em sr , - eK-a' .
...,... K-raiialein. of the Unlv.raltv .'ilia value ta supt-asea to '"'iterlng from the disease. 10 oar amass- oaurca u. aas was w curs ms cuuo.
Pennsylvania, a close second In the num- mouse i but II. M LuT.ms to
er ot events won. me sianuing mgn jump, i ii"'e ""k., , -tranjie cur
ar oi events won. ...Ba jump, i mlimcer of strange cures.
standing broad Jump and standing triple ftv rM"tt 7!L .nTof i Aem.
Jump being to hi. credit Sheldon, of Y ale, j" s. tf paa. Sh? ufl.rln. cnild
who will, throw th. .tone and discus thl.' Antherto to tB.
ysar. won ths 14-pound shot event la of dk.y. The Lancet is re. -pon-
ParU and won th. hop. step and Jump by alb., to, .J''JaV .f am5 fVus
covering 4J feet 4 lnchea Kr.enslela tain In ' J J nPorted
fairly ran away wl.h th. l metre yCV'.Tt
seventh child Is held ts In many parts of
Ons ot the moat ourlou. Ideas which stlH
survive I. the bellet In the transmission of
disease to animals. Many peopls can bs
found whose cure for a cough Is to sut a
Swimming was on. of ths most generally
practised exercises of the Greeks, and
their high water mark seem, to hav. been
the legendary feat of Leander crossing the
Hellespont. But even this dwindles by
comparison with ths feat of swimming
from Dover ts Calais la less than twenty
There ts evidence, despite statuary Ideal
isms to ths contrary, that ths Grecian
tendency was to produce men ef bulky
muscle rather than pliability. Plato, him
self trained as an athlete, speaks of ths
Olymplo ohamplons as notorioualv sliur.
glsh and lacking In Intelligence. Surlpedes,
Plutarch and Galen were of an opinio
that ths ancient system of physical train
ing, with respcot to professional athletes
and ths athletes of early history were al
most Invariably professionals was mors
harmful than benenciel. Five years seems
to have been the limit of extreme vigor
among the Olymplana There Is no reoord
of a Fitaslmmons or anything approxlmat.
log his equal In the early Olympiads.
StUI further considering the Greek stat
ues as an example of ths Pan-Iiellmlo phy
sique, we have Xenophon describing the
athletes of his acqualntancs as being un
evenly developed, owing to a tendency
toward specialisation. He mentions the
long dlstanes runner with his overdevel
nru4 Lira and his uuderdevcloDed
on reoord of a woman who recently and arms, and the wrestler, with his
skinned and boiled a new born puppy ,n,i' powerful torso, but comparatively meagre
lh oup to he' slx-months-old child !'uw' limbs
ins broth was supposed to chanae th Uv comparing the American Olymplo
blood and give ths dog's strength i ,vl candidates pictured on this page with me
baby. " """"e" l Iue famous statues of th. Greek boxers, the
Several lnatanr.. f ,v, discus throwers and the wrestlers. It will
belief In ih-- -.J. I Prev"!be seen that the American athlete, are by
tV7. a fctr nave been reported ln means as uniformly developed, nor It
jv, v" A, oolatlon during, the last!can be added, are any champion modem
lock of hair from the sufferer's head, wrap are placed on th. h,IT-. V7 cueese atnietes co,..... iw uia criterion
It In a ulece of meat and give It to a do H f or '. . ? tn breast of a corpse and In bauty. symmetry, strength and a-ra. e of
M, staJlTwlni The hi ths doVreielvesli.. m,",r'r consideration the "si physique, the divergence from th ldr .1
- w vuuw Kiimr inia ih, ulblimi un.
milk to a neighbor's cat and this has the
sams result An animal's strength can
Verchoiausk, the Coldest Town in the World.
the coldest Inhabited place In the
tor Id. It ts a small collection of native
huts snd Russian log nouses pianieu
e event,;"- . . i . .. ji. . tlu maur L - .A v.... ... t h- T.n& Rlvar. The
the 110-m.tr. J "l'11 .r"a i Tfte smii sol U waTwajr. Hto rae ,Mi If so It msy bs allt axteads on
and the running broad Jump. la addition throojch ths sonntrv with either side of a nsrrow sheet of water, a
1 creek formed by the autumn over-
inow OS in a ana. ana wuia 1 mwm.
'. ill a -t I u;orss trvmmm snasuaas mm si
and the running broad Jump. I. addition rthrough ths ioontry with Tther s
to th.M American victor. In the Ua. Olym- nTas hs wen, Jongmd of
pie games, John slauaaaa, eX the New Joy 'ore e ie under say daaa W flow of
T 1. generally Relieved that Vercholauakfor sleda II Is a dreary place enough. The
summer lasts only tour months, and during
ths other eight of ths year It Is bitter y
cold. The thermometer sometimes Indi
cates M dsgrees below ssro. saJ seldom
goes above H degrees until April 10.
Corn will not grow In this desolate re
gion. Barley and oals have been sown.
rusting or the Instrument.
frosts. Of vegetables there srs only ths
radish and ths turnip, with perhaps an oc
casional snd very piecarlous crop of po
tatoes Cabbages all run to leaf.
Ths ground rarely tuawa. even during
ths hot season, bsyond twelve or eighteen
Inches deep, and 1n places most expused to
the sun never beyond a yard. Moat of the
dwellings are huts, built of fix Uses aad I he had stoics Uia doa taa use its fat
viae i mmmjm vHeaaum ms ae eauiwvetw . i.im ian
.in Jt . --. .; . mw me
mi relieve the dead man ef the
weight of hi. iniquity,
-,7T.k7- "Teuee given In
gjut taking every thing Into consideration
the wltohery of ntodern achievement In the
athletic field it Is believable that modern
American athletes have almost unquestlon-
reached a higher stage of general
- D III If
-i.,uji i iii rut v wnm n . . 1 1 . .
wounds was hastened bj irauih. physical and mental development than tne
knife which intlicled UsE T andTuLTnJ it STiy Ptan- "v""1 "bsiantlal
In ths victim's bed Thi en,?!" " prlxes hvs been offered those American
greased to' dentil t7Z S S?' Jf"
follow ttiel...i..v., tknaarlnv anil ol hr Ivinl. n an.
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At Vtlai-lctiurn a man ... . ! coura - - rmw
. . . 7 . v""mly ei ara
xthf'.Vi7.f.'-i'lJ ,oefBn! neUthsns promise, to eaperse'ds Algeclras
r "7". , .. . ... . ... . . , mm trom ever
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