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About Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 188?-1910 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1904)
CopurivhU 1901. by tYtink LilUe Pollock
"But the more I came to know br my
master the more I loathed him. He
never made any pretensions to piety
even In his public life, you know; he
posed as a 'sport, but his private life
was a tiling to turn the stomach of a
beast. He wallowed in every sort of
vice, and how he managed to keep his
wits so clear 1 can't imagine. He used
to come to my laboratory and talk
Lord! 1 sicken to think of it!"
"You never seem to have heard of
the thing called slate's evidence," I re
marked. "Yes. but I had no direct proof, and
he had It all straight against me. Tie
sides, I knew that the intluence of his
'ring' extended even to the courts in a
greater or less degree. Well, It was
cowardice, 1 confess, but 1 daren't risk
It. As 1 got to know the breadth and
depth of that man's unholy power 1
was half cowed, and I tried to think of
nothing but science till u new stimulus
came to me."
U Jenny stopped and was silent for
half a minute. The winking candle glit
tered on that strange yellow eihgy, and
queer reflections danced on the dark
' Lxcept for Its intellectual Interests
my life has been bare and graceless to
an unimaginable degree," he went on at
last. "I hardly realized Its colorless
uess myself till a woman came Into It
If you will believe me for the first
time. Kearnahan never knew of in 3'
acquaintance with the Lesolrs. He
wasn't in their class, and I would have
felt It profanation to mention Helen's
name In his brutal presemv. She was
the brightest thing that ever touched
m- existence. Man. you must remem
ber what mj life had been the slums
and the gutter and the thieves' hang
out till I was twenty, and nothing but
retorts and crucibles after that!
"I couldn't see her often, but she
came to care for me I know she did.
Then I had been going on in a sort of
golden dream then I seemed to wake
up to the horror of my position. I was
nothing better than a slave, chained
down to crime. I would have cut my
throat sooner than have dragged Helen
Into the net that held me, but rebellion
meant the prison that would shut mo
off from her forever.
"I tried hard to break the cords. I
plotted and planned till I almost went
gra3 but I could find no opening for
escape. Those waiting vars of imprisonment-1
couldn't dodge them. 1
concluded that I had better lie low for
awhile and wait for an upportunit3. To
go up for trial meant never to see her
again. I knew that. And now I've
lost her forever and to all eternity.'"
He ended his sentence with a sort of
"Well, I turned back hard to work
and moved out here. 1 needed a labo
ratory out of the reach of the jar and
vibration of a city. I was working up
on the production of low temperatures,
for we had an idea that b3 the use of
liquid air In some way steel could be I
made as brittle as glas and a safe door
cuuld be cracked with a hammer. It
was Interesting, but I presently stum
bled upon a discover that promised
greater things yet nothing less than
the production of the absolute zero.
"That, you must know. Is the temper
ature at which all heat is absent. It Is
about J7." C. and has never even been
approaehil 03 sciotnv. A lump of
matter at the absolute zero would be
dead, as no created substance has ever
In iMi absolutely deprived of energy of
any sort. Its atoms would 011I3 hold
together by men inertia and would be
liable to be broken up by any shock. I
speculated a good deal as to wlrtif form
matter would assume In such a stale.
It would be sinsplj- matter deprived of
all its attributes and no more iron or
earth than ficsh or water. I could not
even decide whether it would be visible
"I had the underground cell built to
get ax far from vibration as possible
and moved the engine shed to a greater
distance. You wouldn't understand my
experiments if I described them, but I
worked for two or three months before
I saw my way elen1 I had already ob
tained temperatures lower than had
ever been before obtained. Liquid air
I employed largely, but liquid air was
boiling oil compared to some of the
ghastly lluids I distilled under tremen
dous pressure and cold.
-Two months ago I arranged my ap
paratus for the great attempt. That
Etoue trough In the iloor was the 'cool
ing box,' and I put half a dozen ordi
nary brieks In it. locked the lid and
started the machinery. For an hour 1
watched the self registering thermome
ters go down. Down they went 20i
degrees. 2.10 degrees, 2k degrees-and
then they ceased to work. I let the ex
periment go on for an hour more and
then held an electric bulb over the
Klass window In the lid and peeped in.
"Just for a moment I saw the pile of
bricks exactly as I had left them.
Then, at the liash of light, they seemed
to move, to expand, to turn pale, and
before I realized the transformation
thev were white as marble ami consid
erably larger. I raised the lid. but the
gush "of white vapor and awful cold
that came out drove me hurriedly np
the shaft In the lift. When the place
had warmed a little I returned. In
stead of the bricks I found half a dozen
blocks of solid ice, brick shaped, but
nearlv a third larger.
I had half expected something of the
sort. It had been a success. The rays
of the electric lamp had broken up the
atoms of dead matter Into a new molec
..i..r ..rrMneement. which happened to
be that of water. The increase in bulk ;
slmplr represented the dillerence m . -Millie
gravities of the old and the
-It was certainly the greatest scien
tific feat of the century, and my state
of excitement and triumph is hard to
decrile. Moreover, the practical pos
sibilities of the thing were enormous,
unn,iicd. K bricks could be turned to
..... .-mild be turned to dia
monds It was only a question of find-I
Itnr the riKlU son 01 - ,
.e ..l..w.lr to !irmiv 10
:iifi ! - ... , 1 ......
the deadened matter, bo 1 nevoid ,
self to the problem of ascertaining
what sort of shocks produced certain
results, and I worked at it for weeks.
FranK. Millie TollocK.
I had the terminals of an Induction coil
run into the cold box and used sparks
of different intensities as agents. Hut I
could not arrive at any accurate re
sults. The chilled matter seemed to
take one turn as readiv as another.
Lumps of rock changed to ice or car
bon readily, sometimes to lead, some
times to air, and once I nearly blew up
the whole place by suddenly producing
several thousand feet of a highly ex
pansive gas. Hut 1 never got anything
of any intrinsic value.
"I had totally neglected Kearnahan' s
work for some time, and one morning
as I was at work in this dungeon I was
startled to see him letting himself
down by the lift. It was the first time
lie had ever visited 1113 mountain lab
oratory, though he had written several
times. I had almost forgotten how I
loathed him. But I remembered when
I saw In his hand a photograph of
Helen Lesolr which had hung on my
" 'Devil of a plaoe you've got here.'
he said. 'How about the work on
chilled steel? I see 3-011 ve got Miss
lA?soIr'a photo. Fine girl.'
"I simply glared at him without say
" 'I didn't know you knew her. Ko
member, I warned 3-011 against falling
In love. I won't have you marrying,
not this girl a 113-way.'
'"Why not: I said.
"T.ecause Fin going to marry her
myself,' he grinned.
"I believe he lied, but I was In no
etnte 01! mind to balance probabilities.
The man appeared to me as a perni
cious reptile that it would be an act of
grace to kill. I sprang at him bare- !
banded, and he dung a heavy glass re
tort straight at my head. It smashed
on my temple, and the next instant I
had him b3 the throat and we went
down together, his head crashing on
the stone floor. I thought he was dead,
but after a moment I discovered that
he was alive, but badlv stunned The
cold bore stood open, for I had Just tin-
ished preparations for an experiment,
and I dragged him Into It. muttering. 1
remember, 'Stay there, stay there!
and shut down the lid.
"I swear that I had io sober notion
of killing the man. If I had been In
1113- senses I would have returned and
let him out presently and had it out in
some other way. Hut the blood was
running down 103- face and I was half
dazed with the blow I had received. I
hurried up the shaft and ran out into
the woods, unconscious of where I
went, but feeling driven to move. I
must have roamed about for hours
without knowing It, and I was only
brought to myself 13- a hard pelt of
cold rain on my bare head.
"You know how thunderstorms come
cp in the mountains. The sk.v had
'iirneil a Hvld purple, and at that mo
ment a flash of lightning exploded with
a noise like the crack of a whip, fol
lowed Instantly y a terrific clap. I ran
fur the house, wlileh was not more than
half a mile distant. The rain came
heavier, shot through with vivid, ncan
lightning. As I anproached the build- !
i: t - . i:i pi,i. of steam from the I
engiii" Mii-'i an. I remembered that I had '
order u ih- m.iehinety to be started at
P o'clock. I looked at my watch. It
Mas half pat H. '
"I hardly dared to think what might '
have happened. I had just reached the
door of the house when the world seem
ed to turn to white fire. I was knocked
down on the threshold and di-tincth
felt the earth quake at the fearful peal .
of thunder that came with the ilash. I
"Hut the discharge had missed me aft- ,
trail. It bail struck our lightning arrest- ;
cr. and when I got up dizzily and went '
into the hut I saw the ravage It had j
made. Jumping from the conductor, it
had smashed and melted the instru- j
ii. -lu. split and scarred the table and ;
tinallv seemed to have gone down the 1
electric wires lending underground.
"1 went down and then returned to
lift the lid of the cold box by the tackle
that ran above. When I descended
again the lid stood open, hut there was'
1:0 corpse then nothing but what 3-011
"The horror of the thing almost up
set 1113- mind. I couldn't touch tin
golden image. I covered It up. paid oft
and dismissed 1113- engine men and went
to Denver, where you found me. I was
free of 1113- tormentor, but I had be
come a murderer. I didn't dare think
of Helen. What to do I didn't know. I
think I would have shot myself if 3-011
hadn't turned up."
"On the contraiy," I said, "it seems to
me that 3011 should feel that most of
3our troubles are done with."
So I argued the case with him for an
hour In that cold cavern in the rock
over the 3ellow image. Finally he
cheered up a little and coiiMMited to
adopt 1113 view.
"Tell her the whole story as 3011 have
told It to me." I advised. "If she's any
good she'll stick to you. Report the
whole affair to the authorities and take
what tiny give you. Hut I think I can
safely promise that you won't be badly
"And what will we do with this':"
said Glcnny, pointing to the Image.
"I would remark," I said, "that you
are a poor man now and that 3011 have
here almost Uyi pounds of excellent
gold, worth some .$ I'UHH) at the mint."
"Never," he declared. "I could as
soon rob a grave. No; wait! I have a
better plan. Let's see if the engines
are lu workiug order."
They appeared to he, ami 1 got up
steam with an enormous expenditure
of time and unskilled labor, while Plen
ty busied himself with numerous oc
cult preparations. Finally we started
the apparatus and waited.
After an hour the machinery was
stopped, and we raised the lid of the
cold box by the rope and tackle in the
upper chamber. A freezing blast swept
up the shaft, followed by a cloud of
white vapor. Its touch made me snuu-
dor I hardly knew wiv.
pale and impatient.
Presently we went below. There was
nothing in the box -absolutely nothing.
"Melted to air!" he muttered. Mcll
ed to air! My iol. Kirkman, from
this day I never touch these devil's arts
Then we ascended the shaft for the
last time and went out to where the
horses were stamping under tin; pines.
A Gooil Plan.
Mae Are you going to the matinee
this afternoon. Hlanche--No. I must
stay home. The hairdresser is coining.
Mae Why don't you have two sets?
Then you could leave one. Cleveland
RI'LEJ) I'.Y TIIK -MOON
ODD Bt-LI-lFS BY DUTCH FAHMERS
OF P4M'TH CAROLINA.
Thev Kill Ilej:. Plant mill Huliil Ae
oi)liuu to I lie Till of the 310011.
Miitv to Keep tt Dour mill What One
.VI ii si I)u In .tlnla- a Cooil Tree Dok.
The Dutch farmers of Kowan county
are among NortlrCarolina's most pros
perous and most interesting people.
They live well, save inotuy and Im
prove in every way. Thrift is a vir
tue with them. They are great believ
ers in signs and old sayings. TI1C3 do
things b.v the moon.
I'.rfoie building a worm fence the
Dutch always watch the moon, says
the Charlotte iN. C.) Observer. It must
be right or the fence will sink Into
the ground. The bottom rail must be
put down when the little moon is turn
ed up. so that it will not sink Into the
ground. To prove that this is the right
sort of doctrine let a person make an
experiment with two bricks. Put
down one while the little moon Is up
and the other while It Is down, and It
will be noticed that the one laid when
the moon was down will go Into the
ground and that the other will remain
If one would cover his house well he
must make the boards when the little
moon is turned down. That is eas.v.
The boards will keep their shape if
rived then. Hut. on the other hand,
if m:. i:e while the little moon is turn
ed up t' boards will cup up at tho
ends when exposed to the weather. I
have seen many a board turn up at
the but never knew what did it
till now. I
The moon must be right when a j
Dutchman kills his hogs. If the hogs
are killed when the little moon is on
j the decrease the meat will shrink, but
j if killed when the little moon Is on
' the increase it will swell.
To have good turnips one must plant
on Israel day -that is. in August. If
corn is planted when the little monn
points up the ears will grow too near
tin top. The ear gets more nourish- 1
:aent near the ground. j
No work is done on Ascension tin .
It is a day of rest and pleasure. If the
first visitor to a home that day Is a
man all the eggs that are setting will
hatch roosters: if a woman, pullets
will prevail. Therefore a man is an 1111
welcome g;.ct early in the morning on
Acc!ision .13-. I
It is not :ght to carry out the ashes
between 1 '..r:st mas and New Year's
day. That , rings bad luck.
If a fanner puts out manure or for- j
tili. r when the little moon points up j
it u si.iv. lut it the Utile moon;
ptiV.ts down it will leach out.
'1 here are a thousand and one of
th.se sign mill sayings if they could
be eHoct id. Manv of them are met in
,,th,.r than Dutch communities.
Livc.l there a count rv boy in Meck
lenburg who did not know how to
treat his old hound for various short
comings? If when you get a new dog
he will not stay with you cut the hair
tip off his tail and bury it under the
front steps, ami then he will abide
with ymi forexer. Nohoily can take
him from ou. if you would have the
dog l-e you better than he could any
body el.-e wear a bit of meat In the
heel of your shoe a day and then give
it to the dog to eat. It is strange doc
trine, but true, for I have tried It.
Some folks find it better to measure a
dog with a stick and bury it under the
teps than to nick the tail. Hither way
It so happens now and then that a
fine dog refuses to bark at the tree.
That sort of hunting is unsatisfactory,
for most of the hunter's time is wasted
in hunting for the silent dog. That de
fect. howeer. is easil.v got rid of. The
hunter gee to the woods and listens
for the squeaking noise that is made
by the rubbing together of two trees,
gathers the bark from the point of
friction, makes a soup of it and gives
it to the dg. If anything will help
him after he Is grown that will. Hut
If the puppy is taken in time there will
he no silent dog at the tree. As soon
as the puppy Is large enough to stand
the blow the hunter should burst a
gnvii gourd over his head. That will
make live dogs barking dogs. Hut I
cannot refi.tin from giving a word of
warning here. I hit one of my puppies
too hard once and broke his head in
stead of the gourd.
In certain sections of the south there
Is a saying that if you will rub a teeth
ing baby's gums with warm rabbit
brains the teeth will come through the
skin without ditliculty. It was my
good fortune once to see the trick tried.
One day I was traveling in the lower
part of Mecklenburg county when I
saw two small boys running, carrying
something. The youngsters were red
in the face and hot. I could see that
they were bent on purpose. The larger
of the two, a red topped boy. was In
the lead. He held In his hand some
thing that he seemed to be Jealous of
ami was trying to protect.
"What have you then.', boy?" I shout
ed. "Rabbit brains hot rabbit brains,"
was the quick repl3.
"What are you going to do with
"Wo's going to rub sister's gums, so
she kin cut teeth."
I followed the bo.vs and watched the
operation. It was all right, and I have
learned since that teething was made
easier by the act. The boys had chased
that rabbit and killed him far afield.
Hut all that trouble could have been
avoided had the child been supplied
with a bag of nudes' feet. If the moth
er will take the feet of a ground nude,
now them up in a sack and tie them
! around the baby's neck all w 111 be well.
I do not know why this is so, but It. is.
The baly must chew the rag.
lie .lust 11 .linn.
Don't be a gentleman. Lincoln was
a man. Who ever spoke of the "gen-
tlemanly Shakespeare?" Think of de- j
scribing 'rant as a gentleman! How j
would it look in history to read about I
oi.r gre:u eniieiiian. i .eorgo wasning
tou? Nobody ever dubbed Solomon
with the name of "gentleman." "A
g'-nt Ionian" is the snob's title for a
do nothing, a fellow about town, a
lailor made loafer, a confidence shark
or a society stalk. He a man.- Hay
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HUMOR OF THE HOUR
Start 1 1 iik.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartholomew Veeder,
after boarding for years at a hotel near
Jackson nark, held a consultation one
evening last week and decided to rent
a Hat and go to housekeeping.
The next day they secured the Hat.
Then Mrs. Veeder went to n large es
tablishment downtown and bought
lomplete outfit of furniture ami house
keeping supplies, ordering Its delivery
two days thereafter.
Punctually at the appointed time the
outfit came in two large wagons.
Tho men unloaded the things, car
ried them Into the house and at Mrs
Veeder's request took off the wrap
She checked off the articles one by
one and Inspected them carefully.
Not-a thing was missing.
Nothing was broken.
There was not a scratch ou any artl
cle of furniture.
This was so obviousby impossible
that M4s. Veeder could not believe her
eves. She was convinced that she must
be going crazy.
In alarm she ran out Into the hall
wav. called loudly to her husband and
It was all a dream. Chicago Trlb
A lHiiNtoil Hope.
"I cannot .help telling 3-011 again that
I love vou," said Mr. Do Trop. "Can
3011 not hold out any hope?"
"I did hold out one hope," replied
Miss Pechis, wearily, "but that's gone
"What was It? I"
"I had hoped 3-011 wouldn't mention
this subject again." Philadelphia
Algy De Staylate Father thinks it
I would be a good thing if I should trav
Helen De Wise - I think so too. How
soon do 3-011 intend to start?
"What are the Smiths going to name
their new baby?"
i "Oh. Mrs. Smith s:i3s she Is going to
i think a long time over it and get some-
j thing striking and unusual to go with
; 'Smith.' "
j Tlp-ec months later -"There goes
, Mrs. Smith, wheeling little John in a
gocart."- -Detroit Free Press.
SIu- Unit Arm.
"Ah, Miss Strong, you're
Venus," said Jack Nervey,
tempted to kiss her.
"Indeed?" she replied as she gave
him a right arm jolt on the nose and
followed It up with a left arm swing
on the Jaw. "but. fortunately, I'm no
Venus de MIIo." P.allimore News.
"Unhand me!" she cried.
Lawrence only pressed her closer in
his mad embrace.
"Unhand me, or you'll have to foot
Fven as she spoke the roar and clang
of the last car broke the stillness of
the night. Puck.
"Didn't you say you had all the com
forts of home?" asked the indignant
"Well." answered Farmer Corntossel,
"after you folks are gone we do have
'em. Thut's what we take boarders
for." Washington Star.
Huw He Did It.
"That man keeps up entirely on stim
ulants." "Poor fellow! In the last stages. I
"No; he's In the saloon business."
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The GuNtronomle Snfetr Valve.
Brown Fating alone gives a man
Jones Yes, It Is awfully unhealthy
not to have somebody to grumble to
when things are not cooked right. Cin
cinnati Commercial Tribune.
Sallle What does Carrie do for a liv
ing? Hallie She paints.
Sallle-I knew that, but I didn't
know slie got paid for It. Hostom Trav
eler. No I)nn;er "Whatever.
"I should think you'd be afraid" to go
ko fast In your new automobile."
"Not at all. It's perfectly safe. I
ran over a man yesterday and didn't
even upset my oil can." Chicago Kec-ord-IIerald.
The three original counties of Maine
had good old Fnglish county names,
York, Cumberland and Lincoln. Only
two, Oxford and Somerset, have been
similarly named since, all the restlhav-
Ing good American appellations. For
the names of Androscoggin, Aroostook,
Kennebec, Penobscot, Piscataquis and
Sagadahoc find their origin among the
aborigines, while Fnuiklln. Hancock,
Knox and Washington bear the names
of distinguished "Americans of tho
i white race.
vvV VyJ ' - $ f " fa-
FRENCH MAY QUEENS.
A Pretty Ciixloiii Which la Still In
(ue In Some VHlitBCM.
An ancient custom which still oh
tains in 111:1113 villages in the south of
France is a pretty variation of the
choosing of the May queen with which
we are so familiar. The mayor am
Fix of his political ofiicers choose from
among the village maidens the most
beautiful girl. As soon as the choice
Is made known the queen, dressed in
white, even to u long white veil am
u wreath of white roses, assembles
with her parents and all the villagers
in front of the mayor's house. Here
he and six friends, dressed in frock
coats and top hats, form In procession.
the mayor and queen leading, and
in.ip-h to the church, where there is a
.short l eremon.v.
They then march back to the may
i.r's house, where a favored few are
entertained at luncheon. When he
proposes her health he enumerates her
virtues, kisses her on both cheeks and
hands her an envelope which eontafcis
the pri.e. .5'()0 In 11101103-. Hut the cere
mony does not end here. They form In
procession, the band leading this time,
and in a sort of "follow my leader"
game walk through the village, up
lanes ami over hills for three hours
That evening a ball Is given at the inn,
where the queen dances first with the
mayor and his six friends and after
ward with the lads of the village, and
so the celebration ends. The queen's
while veil, with the veil and wreath,
are carefully folded away and are
brought out again only when she be
comes a bride.
A HEAVY DIET.
AVhat the Pikes In TIppernry "Waters
I. Ike Mont nn Food.
There is a professional fisherman of
my acquaintance In TIpperary who
kills many pike during the winter
months, for which he finds ready sale
in the tow 11. He told me of one cus
tomer of his who was In the habit of
so beating him down In price that he
felt justified In resorting to somewhat
questionable means to Increase the
weight of his fish. In the manner of
the winner of the stakes In the cele
brated "Jumping Frog" sporting event,
he would Introduce some weighty sub
stance into their Interior, stones, bits
of Iron railing, etc.
On-'e he went so far as to stuff two
old handless tlatirons he had picked
from a refuse heap down the gullet of
one before taking It to his customer,
who. having weighed It carefully and,
after much haggling, paid him a frac
tiou less per pound for it than he might
have pc'-haps obtained elsewhere. Meet
ing him uet da.v. he was instantly
aware there was trouble In the wind
by the opening remark, "What do pike
leed on. Paddy?" "Och and lndade.
your honor, but there's niight3 little
that comes amiss to thlm lads," he an
swered. "Frogs and fish, sticks and
shtones they like well, but tiny would
give their two eyes for tlatirons."
Fnglish Country Oentleman.
A LOGICAL SAVAGE.
Wny !! Sllenceil 11 .lIlnnIon3.ry
I11 an Argument.
"I used to know in Australia an In
telligent an.l interesting missionary."
said an P.ugllsh nobleman. "He and I
were talking one tl:y about the na
tives of New Ouiuea, and he told me
how one of these natives had stumped
,ui In a certain argument. !t seems
r':at he had accosted the native and
urged him to let hVself be civilized.
"'Hut what good.' the native asked,
'will this cl ili.atiou of .vours do me?'
"'Well.' said the issionar3, 3ou
will cease, for one thing, to Idle all
3our tune awa3. iou will learn the
delights of honest labor.'
What good will the labor do me?'
Through It you will gradually ac
cumulate money, and In time, with
frugally. 3ou will possess much store
of honestly acquired riches.
"The native was still unconvinced.
'What good will the riches do me?' was
his next question.
'They,' said the missionary, will
enable 3011 to cease from work at last
and to spend the rest of your days In
well earned rest.'
"The native laughed.
"'It seems to me,' he said, 'that if I
did as you sa3- I would be taking a
might3 roundabout course to get to the
place 1 started from.' "
ItM I'orm of Structure Whiph Permits
It to lie KlnHtlc.
Modern pln'slcs teach us that tho
molecules of all bodies are In a state of
ncessant motion; that the intimate
structure of matter Is, In fact, a repro
duction on an infinitely minute scale of
the revolving suns and planets.
In gases and liquids this motion Is
most extensive In range, but In solids
the movements of the molecules are
more restrained, and the3 inerel3 os
cillate or rotate about a certain mean
losition, the range of motion being
strict 1 3" governed 13 tho attractions
If by the pull of an outside force tho
molecules are drawn out be3ond the
limit of their mutual attractions the
ody Is broken, but within this limit It
will recover itself when the pull ceases.
We 111:13 regard the particles of rub
ber as revolving in circles. When It Is
stretched these orbits become elliptic.
returning to the circular form when
released. As then this substance pos
sesses a very wide range of variation
of molecular distance without rupture
it is eminently elastic.
aii Ai'couiuioilutioit Train.
In the lake district of 'England there
Is a tiny railway which has onl.v one
train run by two otliclals, one of whom
is managing director, ticket collector,
guard and porter and the other chief
engineer, engine driver and stoker. The
train stops aii3where. It frequent
goes off the line, but crowbars are car
ried, with which the train Is persimdcd
to return to Its proper position. When
a friend of either official is observed
the train Is brought to a standstill. At
one time, when the managing director
was courting the daughter of a farmer
through whose lands the line ran, the
3oung lady would take her stand at a
certain gate every evening, tin- train
would be stopped, and the young man
would kiss her good night
WOIvIiH AKD FASHION
ArtlMfle Arrangement of Veil.
Never in all its historj has the veil
been m; div - rsiged and elaborate. To
be up to date you must wear a veil of
lace or chiffon or net. The Illustration
VEIL OF WHITE LACE.
shows a veil of white lace artisticail.i,
arranged over a large hat. This e.ner.
the face and does away with th - is;:
face veil, which was a most uiioecim
Waists of dotted swiss are predicted
as the midsummer favorites.
Gold bead necklaces as accessorie?
for dress3 toilets are a f.ul of the mo
The inverted plait back skirt is much
better style this season than the habit
Clusters of red roses are the fashion
able decorations for white lace and
chiffon to., lies.
Dimities are perennial favorites for
children's wear, and no other material
Is so practical.
The Idea of the moment Is to put a
pretty ribbon around the neck, topped
with a iiaini ruche.
Doll Vunii'ii IlitihoiiM.
Some of the ribbons have distinctive
names this year. ::.d that being the
case there ate. of course, the D0II3
Varden riV n.. for dainty Dolly Is
godmother to b.nliccs. hats and all
kinds of 1' ;:iin1ne app-nv this season.
It is hard : charade: i.e the Dolly
Varden ribbons apart from that they
are just charming: they blossom with
tlowers like the Dresden ribbon; they
glow with color like the Persian rib
bons: but anyway they are pretty
enough to deserve the name of the
dainty from whom they get their title.
!.:: -For Oxford Tie.
T:iist !eo -hoe laces that belong to
the oM'.)i-.J ties and low shoes gen
cr.i!i are now on view. The "laces"
so ca'.Ieq are strips of wide and heavy
silk. '1 he ends are drawn with tight
little caes ior an inch or so before the
tassels terminate them. This makes
a coquettish finish for the little foot
in its low shoe, which seems to set off
the grace of a high Instep.
Shaded effects are very much the
fashion just now. They are seen in
ribbon and in accordion plaited chif
fon. Gray In all the shades, ranging
from deep gun metal to almost white
and from the deepest church violet to
pale lavender. Is the favorite tint. In
feathers there Is a long plume shaded
from the faintest pink to a deep tlame
Knr Warm Weather.
Never were lawns and dimities and
similar fabrics more charming than
this 3'ear. and a matinee on the order
of the one here portrayed Is certain to
prove desirable on warm dti3s. The
material -figured tllmlt Is simply
gathered everywhere on to the pointed.
long shouldered 3oke, which Is edged
Ith a broad band of lace bordered
Ith a narrow beading, through which
bebe ribbon Is threaded. The same rib
bon bedecked beading outlines the neck
of the 3oke and Is carried down the
center front, where an Invisible fas
tening Is contrived with hooks and
Wrist ru tiles adorn some modish
gowns. Long sleeves or voile are very
full from the elbow down. Here their
bagginess ends. Thej are shirred Into
moderate dimensions and covered with
three wrist rallies all bordered with
Drown the VoRne.
A touch of brown, a ribbon, a belt, a
little piping, etc.. on a gown of white
Is considered smarter this summer
than the touch of black which was so
In vogue for two seasons.
Cnune and Effeet.
Mrs. A. You siu brandy Is a good
remedy for colic, but I don't agree with
you. Mrs. II. hat do you know
about It? Mrs. A. A great deal. He-
fore I had brandy In the house my hus
band never had colic more than once
or twice a year, but as soon as 1 kept
a suppl3 he had colic almost every day.
First Citizen -Aren't you drinking a
lttle more than usual? Second Citizen
Yes. My wife has a cold In her head
and can't smell a blamed thlng.-
OLDEST CLOCK IN ENGLAND.
Erected In l.".gO In One of the Toiver
of I'eterIiorou;Ii Cathedral.
Peterborough cathedral has the old
est working clock iu Fngland. It was
erected about K.'JO and is probably the
work of a monastic clockmaker. It Is
the only one now known that Is wound
up over an old wooden wheel. This
wheel is about twelve feet In circum
ference, and the galvanized cable,
ubout "X teet 111 length, supports a
leaden weight of three hundredweight,
which has to be wound up daily.
The dock Is said to be of much more
primitive construction than that made
by Henry de Nick for Charles V. of
France in I'JTo. The clock chamber
is iu the northwest tower, some V20
feet high, where the sunlight has not
penetrated for hundreds of years, and
the winding is done by the light of a
The gong is the great tenor bell of
the cathedral, which weighs thirty
two hundredweight, and it Is struck
hourly an eighty pound hammer.
The going and the striking parts of
the clock are some yards apart, com
munication being 13 a slender wire.
The clock has no dial. The time Is
shown on the main wheel of the es
capement, which goes round once in
two hours. Loudon Chronicle.
THE TOWER OF HUNGER.
A Fit 111 ou Prlmon of IMna Lome Since
"The Tower of Hunger" was a namo
given to the tower of Gualandi, in
Pisa, celebrated because of the refer
ence made to it In Dante's "Inferno."
Ugolino, count of Gherardosca (1220
SO), was the head of a leading Ghi
belllne family in Pisa. Deserting the
Ghihelllnes, he went over to the
Guelphs. Afterward he returned to
his own side and joined that uncom
promising faction which regarded
Archbishop Kuggieri as their head, un
til dissensions arose between him and
them after he had killed the archbish
op's nephew in a quarrel.
In the .summer of P2SS Ugolino was
seized by the Ghibellines and sent a
prisoner to the tower of Gualandi.
with his two sons and two grandsons.
Here they were kept till March, 1289,
when the door of the tower was fas
tened, the ke3s thrown into the Arno
and the prisoners left to die of starva
tion. The tower, which was ever after
known as the "Tower of Hunger." was
In ruins at the end of the fifteenth cen
turv and was finally destroyed In 1055.
The Way That Xnme W'ns ItcMtiMVcd
I'pim the Continent.
The mime Africa was given by the
Koman conquerors, after the third
Punic war. H. C. l-b. to the province
which they formed to cover the terri
tory of Carthage. It was most prob
ably adopted from the word "Afiy
gah." the Carthagenian term for a col
0113". This original Africa was limited in
extent. Its borders reached, according
to Pliii3. from the Hlver Tusca on the
west, which divided It from Ntimidia,
to the bottom of the Syrtis Minor on
the southeast, though Ptolemy carries
it as far east as the bottom of the
Great Syrtis, making it include Nuini-
dia and Tripulitniirh
In later d:i3s the whole African con
tinent took its name from this part,
which in its narrower limits corre
sponded with the modern regency of
Tunis and was called by the Greeks
I.ybia. Africiis. the storni3 southwest
wind, was so called in It:ily because It
blew from Africa.
TaKinc Ao Chance.
A new reason "why men do not go to
church" has recently been discovered
by an English clergyman. Walking
a Ton g a lane one dny, s:i3s London Tit
Bits, the village rector noticed an old
man ahead of him. Seeing that It was
one of his congregation who had not
been to church of late, the vicar hur
ried and soon caught up with him.
"Hello, John'." said he. "How is it
that I haven't seen 3011 at church late
ly?" At first the rector could get nothing
out of him, but after a little persua
sion the parishioner said:
"Well, zir, it be your youngest dar
ter, Nelly, I be afeard of."
"What, afraid of Nelly, a girl of
nineteen and only just returned from
"Yes, zir. You see," replied John,
"when I went courtin' an old forchin
teller told me ns ow I shcuild be
spliced three times, first to a gra3 an'
then to a 3eller an' then to a ginger.
Now, when I burled 1113- poor yeller
Sally three months ago an' your darter
wl' the ginger 'air coined 'onie from
schule I says to mj'self, I sa3-s, 'That's
"cr; that's the ginger un, an' if I don't
keep away from :hurch she'll nab
Implement of Warfare.
There Is a stoiy of a privateer's
crew of fort3 to lit" t- men capturing a
Turkish galhy with f00 seamen and
soldiers on board by means of a swarm
of bees judiciously' thrown among the
unspeakable ones. However this may
be, there are enough authentic in
stances of strange methods of attack
to provide nmpby sullicient material
for the casuist In deciding what Is fair
and what unfair in war. Uurnlng
naphtha, boiling lead, birds, carcases
of men and horses. Chinese stinkpots,
besides the Implements already men
tioned, have all been used for offensive
or defensive purposes In actual war
fare. I'm 11 U of the UulitnliiK.
In IS 14 a fishing smack off one of the
Shetland isles was struck-' by light
ning during a fierce storm. The bolt
first struck the mast, which It splin
tered complete. It then passed to a
watch In the pocket of a man sitting
close to the mast and completely melt
ed It. The man not only was unin
jured, but he did not know what had
taken place till he took his watch from
his pocket and found it fused into a
Strenuou Times Since.
Pa Now, don't ask me any more
questions. I don't see why 3our his
tory lessons should bother you s(h
They didn't bother me when I was a
bo3 Willie Well, there wasn't so'
much history made when you was a