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A ConiptirlKiiu Ilet eeii. Snlleyllr
Acldl mill Sulfur or Suit.
AH of the most common food pre
servatives are constituents of the fowl
we eat. Nature herself has put rlicin
into our food. We have been consum
ing tliein since time began. Our sav
age anee-tors consumed them for mil
lenniunts befotc us.
Two grains of salieylle ay'd will pre
serve a pouud of food for a reasonable
length at lime. A grain Is the amount
most commonly used. In order to
preserve the same amount of fo.nl with
equal safety one pound of sugar w.u!d
he required, hi llfteen jtoutids of well
preserved food there would In ihirt
grains of salieylle aeid. It Is a very
common thing for physicians to admin
ister to their patient- thirty grains at
a dose and keep up the admin it ration
for many days with lH'iielit to the pa
tlent. Fifteen pounds of 1"hh1 prescrv
ed to an equal extent by sugar would
require llfteen pounds of sugar. H -w
long does the reader suppie that uj
person could retain good health if tliey
undertook to ea: fifteen iM'imds of
sugar at a single itiing and keep ink
ing such doses for weeks at lime"'
As a grain of salicylic a. -id w . . pre
serve nire food with eqiud certainty
than an ounce of -alt and a tifiecn
grains of salicylic a-id woukl equal in
preserving power over a pound uf salt,
who wiHihl he-' hate in choosing ilu
alternative doses ,f iJilriy grains of
salieyelle acid or of two Ktiiuds of
table salt? One omd of salt is a fa
tal dose. Dr. II. C. ICeeles in Public
The Wny the Thread I- Token I'roni
the Imprl-oiicd Itttect.
The American consul at Taniatave.
.Madagascar. ein:s an interesting rej
port on the manufacture of silk from
The tirst dillieulty in seeming tin
thread direct from the Mad.igasear
spider ("halabe." big spider, tlie ua
lives call hen was met with in dexis
iug a suitable holder to secure the liv
ing spider while winding off the web.
This was originally nrfurim-d by eou
lining the spiders in empty match
boxes with their alnjoineti- proirudii.g.
thus making -o many Ihii.g reels. The
extraction of the web Uites ut ap
parent ly inconvenience the iiw-t- a.
though care has n le nkcii 11 t to iu
Jure them. From thai stage h.;s been
evolved a frame of twetnj fiir small
guillotines, in ea -It of which a -pider
is secured in su.-h a laauuer that oi
one side protrudes iIm aUloii.cii. while
on the other t!ie head, thorax ai... legs
are free. The precaution of keeping
the leg out of the way is iiecc..iry .
because the spiders, wltcu their -ecrc
tion is spun off in this fasiii.w. are
liable to break off the web with their
The spider submits without resist
ance to the widiug off of it tbr- ad.
After the laying iril format5 u
i the web it can le reele! off five or
six times It, the eoiuse of a mouth,
after which the sj;der 'Ik's, having
yielded slm -J.oou aids. Native ir'rf
do the work.
.Vnrrotv INeit !.
An. Edinburgh mh.isier rolled a ihoit
sand feet down tin' steeps t P"':
Nevis and lived to tell tin tale. Ad
miral Sir Novell Salmon ua- ch-au
shot through at I.iiekieiw and returned
as dead, but came up smiling n
afterward. Similar wa- Lord Wlse
ley's exiierietje,' in the frilu-:t; but.
though pretty well ri :did with -hot
and shell ainl deprive! of tlw sight f
an eye, he Mas able .u aftf to en
joy a lautrh oxer his own obituary.
Not long ag-. ih-re was a girl up ou
trial Jh a London polb-e e tirt who had
twice attempt to emuot suicide.
but two trains had !agri ever
nnd left her uua:h'd.
A Dfinllj spiilcr.
Papnn is tlie hot;.- of a small spider
tilt.' bmly of Whieli i. ,tboj;t tlie fi?.e of
a pefl. It is hhtek in olor. n ith a
brilliant red spot In the eeiitr of th
back. It I- freUeutly to 1- found
making It nest in old paekuig eases
which have lain negb-'Scd for some
time. Unless molested it will not at
tack. The blt- is ver small, al
though fatal iu inverse proportion.
The chief effect of the vims b- that It
paralj'zes the ititetius of the patient
and contracts them into knots.
Too .Mneh I'or llt-r .Memory.
"You bad man;" .-i.nin.-d the Hut
terlng hostess, "you've Itei't t verj b'l y
"Pardou me," replied the joug joet.
"I have been loitering on the slojtes of
'Helicon V Where's UiatV Another of
those new north shure places? I never
can-remember the funny names they
glve.thein towns up that way." Chi
cago Itecord-I I era Id.
Collector I'ni sorry, Mr. Slowpny.
but your tailor has been obliged to
put his account against you into my
hands for collection. Mr. Slowpay lb"
has. eh? Io you work on a commis
"Yes. I do."
"Then Pin sorry for you."
IlenrM of OUi-IIiiiiUit Vtvitmp.
The great Okefinokee swamp begins
not far from Waycross. Oa.. and ex
tends due south for a diftawe of altoitt
forty miles, running over into Florida.
Here in this vast tract of deflate hog
and swamp are thousands of black
bear and deeraiid wild turkeys with
out number. Thu whole rt-gioti 1- a
hunter's paradise, ah yet o abundant
Is the game Iu this remote and deso!at
country that It doe not it to it.n u
lsh in spite of the uhnrod-. The U-ars
weigh from 'joo to :ioo ouih1k and p.:
In a great part of their thiie preying
upon the pigpens of the farmers, if
forced Into a fight they are dangerous
antagonists, and no prudent huuier wili
attack one save at a point of vantage
It Is strange that In Asia ami Africa,
where grass will not grow, the m .t
beautiful tlowers and shrubs flourish j .
"lverywaere you go now-a-days,
Folly, you hear some one talking with
a wise shake of the head and a deter
mination to show that they know
what they are talking about when they
speak or the simple life, and yet when
they begin to try to enlighten me on
the subject, they get all tangled up
and don't give me the least satisfac
tion. 1 may be dense, but I am still
wandering in the dark. Of course 1
have some idea in regard to what the
simple life means, and the new thought
religion, etc., but I don't know it from
A to Z, ami that is the knowledge 1 am
after, so can't you enlighten me on the
subject, and while you are assisting me
aid others who are seeking the same
information, for I am glad to state 1
am not the only ignorant one on the
in an.-wer to this tier from my
little friend I shall quote from the
HMk on the simple life, and that will
siive a clear idea of the suhjeet, and in
u better way than anything I could
pen. The philosophy of the simple
life has been condensed in the follow
" Ucmcmber, forget ! This we should
-ay every morning in all our relations
and allairs. Kenicmber the essential,
forget the accessory. How much bet
terWc should discharge our duties as
citizens if high and low were nour
ished from tilts spirit!
"Has drunkenness, inventive as it is
of new drinks, found the means of
qtieuchini: thirst V Not at all.
Let your needs rule you, pamper
them- you will see them multiply like
in-ects in the siin. The more ou give
them, the more they demand.
"There are two many humble people
who want to imitate the great; too
many poor working men who ape the
ueH-t-do middle classes, two many
working girls who play at being holies, J
jo) manv clerks who act the club man
ur u id -n ei II
-How manv men and women have j """ral..,., of the dead that the Japa
0Mu.ni. and on, even to dishonesty, IU l-ul a mtvkv rather in com
fort he so'e reason that they had too i '' those who are ...visible,
uutnv needs and could not resign them- j 1,m f11 :i,,v :l"t1' :,utll"r
selves to simple living.
"To be yo.l.self, to be sincere, give
.Hit vol. r own authentic thought this
is your salvation. I tut who, pray, is
simple and undisguised V Who dare
There is no doubt that if one could
live up to this simple life but what
they would be the U-tter for it, but
who is going to live it to the letter.' If
it could be done there would be no
more bitterness, no more
ss. would be
mi en iou-nes: sellishliesr
unknown, and the love for our fellow
U-inirs. would slime pure and serene,
ami the dove of peace, bearing- its olive
branch, would find ah abiding place in
our homes. However, when that time
. e .... I
comes we will become so perieci mat
we w ill be called hence.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox is responsible 1
for "The heart of the ew Thought,"
and it is a beautiful religion to live up
. . . I
to. Care, worrv and disappointments. ,
and ail the
fall from us
ami trials of life can
ea-ilv as the autumn
leave- come floating silently to the
ground to mingle their richness w ith
o;d Mother Earth.. But to live up to
thi- religion you have to study your
self, analyze all your feelings, sift them,
leaving only the good and pure, and
discard every uncharitable thought,
every fear in all shapes and forms.
You will achieve success, but Faith
must be vou r watchword. Don't vou
dare la-lieveyoii are permanently ill or
disabled, don't confess to age, for if
you ignore the years they will ignore
you. To accomplish all the New
Thought lays down for you, you must
ittYKinca character builder, and only
the I est that is in you mu-t be given
to aid in building this temple for the
new iife. The gifted authoress hits
prettily expressed it when she said:,
"Think of your body as the silver
jewel box, vour mind as the silver
lining, your spirit as the gem. Keep
the box burnished and clear of dust,
hut remember always that the jewel
within is the precious part of it. Think
of your-elf a-on the threshold of un
paralleled success. A whole, clear,
glorious year lies before you!" She
closes this interesting article by saying
that in a yeni you can regain health,
fortune, re.-t fulness and .happiness.
"Puh on! Achieve, achieve!"
" lhat is all very well Polly," says
a little fiiend who has seen so many of I
the up-and dow ns of this lifcaud prin
cipally downs; 44 that reads line and
sounds beautifully on paper, but I have
gone through life with that battle-cry
ringing in my heart, achieve, achieve.
I have s u tiered tortures and hit my
lips to keep them from voicing my com
plaints. I have tried hard to keep my--elf
from growing melancholy ami ir
ritable and embittered when ever the
tide of fortune went out carrying with
it the hope of health and better ami
'righter things, and only the drift
win id and rubbish of disappointment
and -iitlei iiig ebbed back to me. The
authoress of thi cheerful religion says
to make your daily assertions that, 'I
am love, health, wisdom, cheerfulness,
power for good, prosperity, success,
ii-efulness, nppulcucc'; and to assert
these things twice a day at least, why
I make that assertion sometimes about
twenty tirties a day. I am a good- deal
like the child who in sent to the store
to buy a long list of articles and has to
-ay them over all the way to the store
for fear he will forget them. I heard
a neighbor's little boy going by the
other day and he was too busy to see.
anybody as he repeated, 'butter, pep -
per, eggs, mudtard, salt, etc.,1 he said
them over so many times and so fast
that he was rattled when he got to the
stole and didn't get but one article he
was told to. 1 am something 1 ke that
boy. I get rattled, and ant afraid leave
out a few of the essentials that go to
make the perfect whole in this new
thought manner of living. I believe it
is a good thing, however, and if lived
up to the world wouldn't require
better or truer religion."
Professor William Luddards Frank
lin, head oi the department of physics
at Lehigh I niversity, Wilkesbarre,
Fa., has won the everlasting thanks of
every patriotic young American, for
he has invented a cannon for Fouith
of July which can make a terrific
noise and yet can do no damage. First
there is an explosion loud enough to
satisfy the most enthusiastic juvenile
celcbrator of the Fourth, and which
docs not phase the cannon, a Hash of
light which would not scorch a feather
and a missile of cork that can do no
damage and doo not hurt. Professor
iMaiiKlin has applied a principle of
chemistry by which a combination of
gas and air, ignited by an electric
spark, makes a noise like a cannon and
causes a Hash of llanie of such low
temperature that it does not burn. It
is estimated that oOOO shots can be fired
for live cents. Think of that, you
young Americans, and doll" your hats
to the inventor of this new cannon ;
for once you can have all the joy, all
the noise you want on Fourth of July
and all for live cents.
Immortality of Soul.
1 sometimes think that the Orientals
and especially the Japanese, are tin
only people who really recognize the
immortality of the soul. The action of
the future mikado when he visited the
Temple of Shokoiisha, ami after re
maining bowed in prayer, addressed
the spirits of the departed soldiers ami
sailors who had fallen in the war, is a
very impressive recognition of unend
ing life. It is not a service in colo
i nere are no Japanese
dead win) do not return. There are
, none who do not know the way. From
China and from Corea, out of the hitter
' sea, tiu.y all conic back. Tl icy arc all
with its now; in every dttsk they gather
to hear Hie bugles that call them
Why Coe Gave up Tobacco.
There are many ways of learning bv
example. Pension Agent K. I). Coe
j s"l.v- he has not Used tobacco since war
. !Ud it was an incident he observed dur
ing a. march that prompted him to fore
swear the use of the weed. 44 We were
, "rciiuig uirough a pIZlMI hole' in Ar
; Kansas where the animosity towards :
, soldier was such that his life wa
IWlf ttrli t 4 .
"". -mm u ne remained there
alone, he said. "As we marched, wt
Nl v an ""l man twisting tobacco inh
looweii like molasses caudv
-No OIU' wind stop in the place even t
t It.... r.
l 1 "u alter we had gone a milt
"eon.i the place two of the men went
I'ack and tonka bushel of the tobacco
from the old fellow. The captain mailt
them divide it between the n-st and I
thought if the weed could get such :
uoni on a man :is to cause him to risk
his life 1 had better cut it out. "
The longest bridge iu the worh
sueiciies across (Jreat Salt Lake. It
wa- constructed at an enormous cost
to save time and money. Before tht
bridge wa- built the railroad skirted
1 . . t i .
me noi in em i oi me lake. -Now it cuts
oil' forty-three miles of road ami runs
directly from Ogden to Liicin. Th
co.-t of this remarkable bridge was .r,
000,000. 1 he pile.- were brought from
the Oregon ami Texas forests. P,v
placing all the piles together they
would measure nearly feet.
I here are more than eleven miles of
permanent t rest ling, nearly the entire
length being under water, which
from thirty to thirty-four feet deep.
Ants Mako Gardens.
Brazilian ants nnkc little gardens in
the tree tops ami sow them with pine
apple and other seeds. The gardens
ire found of all sizes, from a single
prouting seed surrounded by a little
earth to a densely overgrown ball as
large as a man's head.
Lay Medicinal Eygs.
By breeding and feeding his fowls in
a special way a chemist in Weisbadeii,
(iermaiiy, has been able so to increase
the natural quantity of iron in eggs
that they are medicinal ami useful for
the cure of various discuses.
Iu Finland the women of the lower
chi'scs pcrlorm labor that in other
countries is usually assigned to men.
They wheel handcarts and barrows
containing heavy burdens. They also
sweep the streets, act as bnatmeii, ami
even assist in loading ships.
The White Rhinoceros.
Major Powell Col (on, who is on an
expedition from the Nile to Zambesi,
has secured a skin of the Northern
white rhinoceros, of which only one
sjeeinien has ever reached Furope.
Blue or Gray Uniforms.
Trials are now being made in the
German army as to whether the blue
and dark uniforms of the infantry had
better-bo exchanged for gray clothes
1 VjyJQ QF Tii HOUR
Ileet ho veil Apiirecin ted?
She tai a concert) -Oh. 1 just
lie Do you?
She Yes, indeed, Beethoven's music
is so delicate, so refined, so soulful,
It doesn't Interfere with the conversa
tion at all. New York Weekly.
Same There on Here.
Miei see not one bride was over
twenty-two years of age In the 84G,590
marriages which took place in Japan
lie That looks as if the women were
as backward about telling their ages
over there as they - are over here.
Not So KflTeiuIimte.
Yna-C said ('holly. "I'm going In
for cwicket and golf and all that sawt
of thing. They're such mauly sports.
don't y' know."
-The idea!" exclaimed Miss Sharpe.
You're becoming real mannish, aren't
Bertie When you pwoposed to
daughter did you meet old Foote?
r.ertle Bel won or aftaoh pwopos-
Beggie Ah on leaving the house.
New York Times.
"But. Bertie," said his mother, "you
asked for two cakes, and I gave them
to you. Aren't you satisfied?"
"No. I ain't," growled Bertie. "You
was so easy Pm klckln' meself now
'cause I didn't ask fur four." Phila
Whj t Oh, WhyT
She- Why Is It that a bride is al
ways afraid to opeu her mouth on her
He -Why is It that a husband Is
afraid to open his mouth a short tlmo
after the wedding day? Yonkers
lttihhlnp; It In.
Simpleton Your eyes are piercing.
They seem to look one right through.
Miss Wise But thoy don't, just the
Simpleton Why not?
Miss Wise Because you are too
On her first visit to the country one
small child delightedly watched tlie
milking of the cow. and when this
proces-, was finished she cried, "Oh,
say. grandpa, pour the milk back and
do it over again!"- Lipplncolt's Maga
I) ill or cut I let c rm I mi ( I ou.
"My husband Is very determined,'
said Mrs. .Noowedd proudly. lie nev
er ghes up."
"Neither does mine." sighed Mrs.
Kloscfist. with a sad glance at her last
vear's gown. Louisville Courier-Jour
Y nmg Law Student Suppose a man
married six times had six wives living
- without securing a divorce. What
would be the extreme penalty?
Judge Hmeritus-Ills six mothers-in-
law. New York Times.
Knr Kroin It.
Caller Do you ever have any trouble
with your neighbor's chickens?
old Hunks Trouble? I should say
n t. There's nothing I enjoy better
than stoning them out of my yard.
i 'hieago Tribune.
SHU nt IVnr.
Miss Coodlev-Bess says she's ready
to make up if you are.
Mi.-s i 'ut ting--Tell her I'd be ready
to make up. too. If I had a complex
ion as muddy as hers.- Philadelphia
No Unit- Tor It.
Banx- How many times do you think
ii man ought to propose?
liiii.A -- iiiai uepenus. Sjomeiinies
rm . i . . . ... t r. - .t
once Is too often. - Detroit Free Press.
Bachelor I am told that a married
man can live on half the income that a
single man requires.
Married Man- Yes. He has to. New-
A I'HpleMH Iletinent.
"Do vou say your prayers In the
morning or at night?" asked Ted.
"At night, of course," answered Bob.
nvhodv can take care of thelrselves
in me uayiuue. i.ippiucoiis .Maga
i.iT t . a a i r . .
rimes have changed. Our fathers
for some strange reason nrofcrred a
ild r -cling house to one which was
vanned by artificial heat. When a
tove was put into the Old South
hurch, Huston, in ITS.', says J. H.
'rniidou. a newspaper of contemporary
date contained this significant lament:
Kxtinct th sacred run of love.
(iir z :d kiovvii eoKl and dead.
In the luiiic of t hid we fixed a stove.
To w.tita us in their stead.
Hrler. hut KITcetlvc.
Terse diplomatic correspondence be
ween two Irish kings Is recorded In
.eland's history. "Send me tribute or
No" wrote Tyrconnel. "I owe you
none, and If replied O eal.
POOLE'S FAMOUS FEAT.
In Sitiitl:; I'apcr lie Went One Bet
ter Than an Knli.tli Krjicrt.
Lucius Poole, a brother of William
Poo.e. the libiarian whose name is per
petuated in "Poile's Index." was
known throughout the coiutfrv for his
rare skill in restoring and repairing old
documents and reprints. lie lived for
thirty years in a h iuse at the south
end. Boston, with three congenial
spirits, one a collector of Iickeiisaua.
the second of Napoleonana and the
third a collector of first editions.
Poole was a collector, too. of books,
letters and programmes relating to the
stage. He had a remarkable facultv
for matching old paper and could put
a eorner or a patch on a letter or a
playbill so neatly that it could be no
ticed only under a magnifying glass.
.Mr. Poole's famous feat of splitting a
magaiiue page into four leaves or lay
ers was brought about by an Knglish
inkiyer, who showed .Mr. Poole a page
.split in three leaves with the printing
on it tin marred. The American said
that ho could do all that the Fngllslunau
had done, and more, and after some
ex per: men ts produced a page of the
Cenlury Magazine split in four leaves.
This was taken to London by a book
collector, who had gone abroad to add
to his library, and after the page had
been the rounds of the clubs there it
was sent to Paris and caused the
Frenchmen to wonder. Portland Ad
THE SUN AND MOON.
O-iinlnt Folklore .Stories 'mioern i m
The most touching of all folklore sto
ries mav be round in ( bancs r. Mini-
mis' "Pueblo Folklore." It is one of
the many myths of the moon and beau
tifully conceived. The sun is the All-
father, the moon the Allmother. ami
both shine with cpud light in the heav-
ens. But the Trues, the superior divin
ities, find that man. the animals, the
'lowers, weary of a constant day. They
agree to put out the AUlathers. or
sun's, eyes. The Allmother, the moon,
offers herself as a sacrifice. "Blind
inc." she says, "and leave my bus
band's eves. I lie I rues say. It is
They accept the sacrifice and take
awav one oi the Allmother s eyes;
heiiee the moon is less brilliant than
the sun. The man finds rest at night
anil the (lowers s!-t.p.
In Mrs. Leiber Cohen's translation of
Snelier Maseeh's "Jewish Tales" there
is a variant of the sun and moon stor
derived from the Talmud. Brielly told
the sun and moon are equally hum
nous. It is tlie moon who warns 10 ot
more brilliant than the sun. Ieity is
nr-eied at her demands. Her light Is
lessened. "The moon grew pale. I hell
Co,! nit led her and gave her the star.-
THE OCEAN DERELICT.
St Is llir Must Patent of All I.aitirerK
Tlutl Threaten Seafarer.
of all the spectacles of the seas none
; so tragic as the derelict, the errant
of the trackless deep. Weird oeyono
description is the picture presented by
some broken and battered hulk as she
jwings into lew against the sky line.
tvith the turgid green seas sweeping
over tier moss grown uccks ami a
splintered fragment of mast pointing
upward, as if in protest against her
undoing. It is a sight also to arouse
For the derelict is the most potent of
all the dangers that threaten the sea
farer. Silent, stealthy. Invisible. It is
the terror of the mariner. It is the
arch hypocrite of the deep. Against It
skill of seaman-hip. vigilance In watch
ing, avail not. Lights and whistles,
beams and buoys proclaim the proxim
ity of laud; the throbbing of engines.
the noises of -hipb.ard life tell of an
approaching vessel; icebergs and tines
betray themselves by their ghostly ra
diance :i iid surrounding frigidity of
air. but the derelict gives no warning.
makes no signal. The first sign of Its
e.vstenec Is the crash, the sickening
tremble and quaver of the ship sudden
ly wounded to death. P. T. McCrath
In Mc 'lure's.
OLD JEWISH TRADITION.
The Way the I-r:ie!Jtc uf Old I.ont
Their Third Kye.
The Jews oi' eastern Palestine and
A-ia Minor hive a queer tradition
which has sunived from ancient times
mil tells of a remote period In their
history when very fully devolped Is
rael te was equipped with three perfect
ees. i lie two main optics were situ
ated in the front part of the head. Just
as ee are to lay. but the third was
located iu tin back part of the head
just above the nape of the neck In the
edge of the hair. This wonderful third
eye In man w as not ' evolute.l" out of
existence, but was closed by divine In
luiii-tiou on the day when Mos.-s was
given the tables of stone on Sinai.
You remember that Cod's command
on the day that the tables were renew
ed was to the effect that no man should
be seen In the vicinity of tht holy
mount. (See K. xsxlv, .:.) I he be
lievers iu the three eye tradition say
that Moses supplemented (bid's com
mand by order!Msr the faithful who
were encamp d in the val'ey to turn
their heads from the mountain. This
they did, but took good care to uncover
l he eye that was situated iu the back
of the head. Moses, noticing this show
of duplicity on the part of his follow
ers, a-ked So ' to close the third, or rear.
eye. and sine tlint day tlie Israelites,
In common with the remainder of hu
manity, have been forced to depend on
two eyes only.
The Averiiice Storm Wave.
The average storm wave Is thlrtv
feet Iu height. The highest storm waves
ever measured were between fortv-four
and forty eight feet h'gh. 'Hie gigantic
force of storm waves is shown by the
fact that at Skerryvore lighthouse, off
the west coast of Scotland, a mass of
rock weighing five and a half tons was
once hurled to a height of seventy-two
feet above the sea level, while a mass
weighing thirteen and a half tons was
:orn from a cliff seventy-four feet high.
Hypocrisy Is folly, for It Is much
easier, safer and pleasauter to be the
thing which a man seems to appear
than to-keep up the appearance of be
ing what he is not. Lord Burleigh.
AN OCEAN ENIGMA.
Iytery of the Fate of the Crew of
the Ship .Murle Celeste.
Undoubtedly the most extraordinary
of aB the mysteries of the sea Is the
fate of the crew of the ship Marie
Celeste, a more fantastic creation ap
parently than novelist ever wove. She
ieft New York in 1SS7 for Europe, her
personnel being thirteen, Including the
captain's wife ami child. Two weeks
later a British bark sighted her In the
Atlantic. There was no sign of life on
board. A boat was sent to her, and
a most exhaustive search proved her
to be as silent as the tomb, as desert
ed as a pesthouse. Everything was in
its place, even the boats sit the davits.
The hull was undamaged, the cargo
untouched, ltlgging and spars were
intact; the sails were all set. The
crew's weekly wash hung above the
forecastle; an awning covered the poop.
Binnacle and wheel and rudder were
complete. The sailors' kits and din
ners were seen In the forecastle. In
the cabin was a sewing machine, with
a child's garment under the needle, and
on the table a half eaten meal. Tht1
chronometer ticked undisturbed In the
chart room: the cash box was tuirltled.
The logbook, posted to within forty
eight hours of the visit, showed the
passage to have been favorable; the
ship's appearance proved there had
been no storm. Evidences of a strug
gle or piracy or murder there were
none, i et thirteen people had disap
peared as if spirited away by some
supernatural agency, and from that
day t- tliis the mystery has never been
unraveled, though the United States
government spared no elfort to solve
it.- P. T. MctJrath In Mct'Iure's -Maga
AN EMPEROR'S FURY.
I'll ill of ItiiSMlu'H Order to IIIm Hi-rI-
m cut of Ilnr.ie Unnrdn.
On one occasion during a parade of
his horse guards the Emperor Paul of
Bussia was extremely dissatisfied with
the manner In which the troops per
formed their evolutions. At length, aft
er a more than ordinarily stupid blun
der on the part of the troops, the czar
could stand It no longer, and he deter
mined to preside over the thill in per-
on. The troops were well aware that
the czar's temper was on the verge of
bubbling over, and the knowledge so
unnerved them that things went from
bad to worse until at last a blunder su
pervened a blunder In which olllccrs
and men shared alike which proved
tSallopIng up to the disorganized lines
a:. I rein ug up his charger at their
head. livid with fury which he no lon-
,ir !ittii ttiiwl to viiTitiri I'mil c.'ivo
vent to the following original ami ef
fective speech: "Otlicers and troopers
ot the Imperial horse guards, right
about face! Quick-march to Siberia!"
The cut in. regiment, with unbroken
composure and dignity, wheeled to the
right and started off then ami there up
on ' ! ir terrible march into exile. By
the time thev had arrived at a point
lying some few days' inarch from the
cap tal, the czar's temper having cooled
dov n. swift couriers were dispatched
after the exiled guards with news of
the imperial clemency, and the troops
were allowed to return.
BATHING IN THE SEA.
Orlirlnntrd In Knicliiml
Sea bathing had its origin in England
before lTod. when I r. Richard Itussell
publi.-hetl his treatise on the virtues
of -ea water. The healing virtues of
the sea bath were not understood, nor
was the r.ictlce of sea bathing gen-
eranv re-M'ted to. mere seems to
have existed a horror of the .-ea: In-
ileetl. in mediaeval times a compulsory
dip in its waters was a sentence often
pas.cd on the puoiie oneiitler. in tlie
earlier decades of tlie eighteenth cen-
.ury western Kurope suffered heavily
tinder "king's evil." the popular n.me
for that tuberculou.- affection which
scourged all classes from peer to peas
Or. Kussell. a Sussex practitioner.
had observed that dwellers on the
coast used to drink of the sea water.
bathe iu it. even wash their sores iu
it and bind them up with sea weed.
Having satisfied himself as to the
Ilii-aey of the practice he began to
pre-cribe for his patients with most
s.itistaciorv results. His treatise re-
suiieo iu uie coasts Decerning large
- . - -
ly patronized by the ailing, and the tie
maud for seasitle lodgings was soon a
growing quantity. This gradually
pread to the continent. Then people
commenced to see that fresh water
was a go.td thing, and the vital im
p irtance of the skin as an excretor of
wa-te was greatly emphasized some
what later (in isrili. when the morning
tub" was instituted and has since ac
quired a worldwide reputation.
PEWS IN CHURCHES.
t FIr.t The Were Allowed Only n
Private pews, first a.IoweliVs person
al favors, appeared in churches in lis.-
e'gn of Henry VIII. Iu spite of the
moui opposition of Sir Thomas More
and others they gahie 1 ground under
Klizab.'fh anl Charles I. and after the
r: st ari ui came Into Increa ed favor
ami use among well to do citizens win
ciaimcd ami enjoyed
tlie Sunday due
Of rh.niberlnK in an upper pew.
Swift humorously described how om
was appropriately made out of a large
wood, ii bttlsttad, ami iu early l.eor-
gian times pews were to be found rur
nis'ietl with sofas and tables ami pro
vided with fireplaces.
Mishop Kt len states that In one case a
h'ry servant entered the pew of his
master b- tween prayers an. I sermon
...lit. ..I t ... .
u ; a .-i!err aim iigui rci resume Ills.
Thickly curtained or highly partition
ed box pews were so numerous In so-ne
churches at one time that the poor were
practically excluded or thrust back Into
comfortless sittings In the coldest and
darkest parts of the church, where they
could hear little of the service. Lon
A Ond Scrape.
"You seemed pretty far.iiliay with
that last chap.' remarked the soap.
"Not at all," replied the Turkish tow
el. "I was merely trying to scrape an
acoualntance." Chicago News.
TIGERS OF CHINA.
The Eae With Which One Will Ctirrr
Off a Dead Plff.
Amoy Is an Islund city on the China
coast, iiear Formosa. There are moun
tains west of Amoy, and, according to
a correspondent, there are tigers In
them. "These tigers lead an easy and
independent life in the caves and dens
which abound. They come out of these
every evening Just as tl shadows
creep over the laud and the blue mists
rise from the lower ground and hide the
hills. Then tlie inhabitants get within
their houses and keep the door between
them and these savage brutes. Many
a poor woman coming with wa from
the well or a farmer delayed too long
In the fields has fallen victim to them.
The nights are spent by the tigers in
foraging, and the foxes and wildcats
that roam the hills and the dogs In the
village become their prey.
"There Is nothing, however, that
gives the tigers such supreme delight
as the capture of a good sized pig.
They are truly Chinese in their tas'e;
in this respect. One of these animals
will go at a steady trot with a dead pig
thrown over Its back up the side: of
steep hills, jumping over huge .wi
ders and taking cros cuts o-cr the
most inaccessible ground. The physic
al strength of a tiger is souu-i.uiig
enormous, and its capacity for devour
ing large quantities of food is scarcely
THE TALL HAT IN INDIA.
ItelKii I Kven More Despotic
Thnn It I- In Kiitrluntl.
From noon till 1 :: p. m. is the call
ing hour. ami. tboogh Calcutta even in
winter Is a hot pl 'ce. no man who is
not an outer barbarian will walk into
a drawing room vith iut a tall silk hat
in his hand. Sh Mild i.o drive round hi a
dog cart t pay Ids calls, the man
wears a helmet or a "s !. t.pe." while
he drives, pulls up at a house door,
asks whH'ier "the g-te 5s shut." anil,
if lo'd that it is not. pets on a silk hat.
v.-'-V'i i he syce pr. luces from a hat
! . e:r,-. icjder I'm seat, and goes in
t y his en!!. A n lher instance of the
Pritlsh worship i f the tail hat. which
th- in'tires e "er an Interesting
i 'i" i of piety. i to be seen at the Cal
i:i:a rices on ihe day of the Viceroy's
On rec-i n the lawns ami
i 1 ek nre t'o-onged by people as
;! fre :tl n c-in be seen in the
! c; " ir- nt Ascot, but during the
1 rs of the afternoon all the
wear Helmets, inrectiy tlie sun
: t iw.iitl the horizon all the "bear
' tin helmet hatted men may be
rate the palings of the grand
1 ileiosure. jumping up like ter
! cat.-h sight of their mastorM.
i v. ith a caivr elly brushed silk hat
s i.ro-:! t for Irs employer to put
L 'luloll Ohl:oket
Some of the (lliecr Thiuum Hrouffht
I ; I:i Deep Sen SoiimliiiK".
They caught one fish far down In tlie
Car.bbeau that had no eyes at all nor
any pla -es for eyes, but long antennae
ran out from its nose by which It felt
its way and found Its food. In tlie
n- xt haul was a lisli with two convex
len-es in place of eye
were highly polished
They were of a gj.den hue. and they
g dined in the sunlight like jewels. An
other fish, a big fellow, had eyes which
grew en stems or stalks that stuck out
six inches from its head. Then came
one with au eye that grew on a long
stem like a lily stem, quite e'ghteen
inches from the nose, and the professor
said that It was an eye math for pok
ing l:s 1." Into oiher lish.;' business.
The stem was tlexible ami waved back
ward and forward or bent with its own
weight, and sometimes the fish traveled
with tin eye doubled und r it about the
aft! l!e of Its body or trailing in the
sand or mud.
Some of the eyes when put into sea
water in the dark shone like lan cms.
others of the llsUoA had brilliant spots
ai ng their shies that emitted a ghostly
radiance, and they seemed to have
ilihtel portholes or windows like a
slender steamer rushing through the
seas after night. St. Nicholas.
THE TOMBSTONE CENSOR.
lie Seei That Xn I iiNcemly Inscrip
tion Mnr the t'emetery.
A tombstone ensor is employed by
fii st large cemeteries. It is the ilutv
f ties man to .-ee that nothing unseem
ly iu the way of a tombstone is put up.
A young engineer iu a Norristown
mill was killed by the explosion of a
boiler, and the family of thl young
man. believing that the mill owners
ind known all along that the boiler
uas defective.; actually had carved ou
the tombstone the sentence. "Murdered
by his masters." The tombstone cen
l r. of course, refused to sanction such
On the death of a certain noted prhu;
fighter the surviving hrolher of the
man wanted t put hi a glass ease be
dde the grave a champ: itshlp belt,
four medals, a pair of glov. ami other
trophies of the ring. Pun the censor's
negative was tit m.
A widow who believed that the phy--iciaii
was responsible for her hus
band's death wished to put on the
hi. nb. "He employed a cheap ihvctor."
but the tombstone censor showed her
that such an inscription would lay her
pen to heavy damages for Hb'I.
Atheists sometimes direct hi their
wills that shocking blasphemies he
carved on their monuments. The cen
sor, however, sees to it that these blas
phemies tlo not disfigure the cemetery.
In the archipelago of Mergul. off the
coast of lower Iturina. Asia, live the
sea gypsies." Instead of carts thev
own covered boats, in which, with their
famines, dogs. cats, chickens mm. ic
they float about on the sea ami wander
from Island to Island. Hv dav th..e au
or harpoon turtles or dive for oysters.
out. every nignt thev nut i,n,.t t. ti,
snore. If the wenth..!. i, ....t ...
,, , v "mi ai sea
"ley land with their do-a unit tlien
Poach, catching porcupines, squirrels
nrniadllloes. hog deer and the like, of
which they make savorv stews ml-.. ;,r
For IIIm Appetite.
"I'm takhf somethin' fer mo nnm-.
tlte three times a dav "
"Breakfas', dinner an supper!" !