the Times Yea. ttu-re was a Hague conference In the year limi. WI h 'H high Onanclerv fall out the (wuple may not |Pt their due«, but they learu a lot from both aide*. The price of nearly all hoiiarhold nw-emltle«. with I lie exception of leddy bears, |g alili going steadily up. If tbe old guani In finance should retire John |>. Jr. would Invite confi deme He la a prudent young man. Mme M c II hi says Americana "ar* really a musical people." Mme Melba to evIdeally going to make some more tours through Ulto country. President Huossvelt'a I .tea a about women are mH all of the gusti old fash tonsd variety, like anti race suicide. He spprwMi of women riding astride. King t'hulalongkorn'a eubjeefe will have Io do i-onalderable n-onoinlsllig Io pay hla mnjesty'a fall! for glvlng II» entlre clty of Homburg that eii*nalve •reat Knowledge la a great thing, tart It doesn't aild anything Io Ilia ha ppi news of mankind lo know, for Instance, that tlM-re are 125 different ktuda of ne» quitas« The King of Npaln. It la said, has been cured of snoring, but the men who lavuplea the berth Just across the aisle from you In a sleeping car la a ho|>eleae esse A contemplative man has found a really formidable reawm for opposition th Seem fares. Ills experience Is that tlie new rate lias made It easier for hla wife's relatives to go a visiting Tbat woman who has declared that ‘a wife should always get half her husliand'a ■alary” la tatuili! tn b« re gardvd as ft piker by the women who have been getting three fourth« Ritira It has Irtvii found that Ha miet really lived, tbe average playgoer will feel a dee|M-r thrill of sympathy for the unfortunate prince. He has been foully murdered thousands of times Mr lt<»-kefellrr'» Incoine froin HI and ani oli la Alt» a minute III- la rbe one man In tbe country wtx» cau afferri to eat portertaiuae eteak et thè prcaent prlcee. Ilut tlien It decani Bgrre wlth bini, and ao he Jolua ua In tbe sanie old round One of the Han Franclera iM>w«|Mpers offered a |>rlxr for the tawt answer to the question: "When la a man Intoxi cated 7" The money was awarded to a subw-riber alai wrote: "When lie kisses the bartender good night.” Only IIliras- sonable pc-pie will Is- likely to aivuae tlie Judge« of unfairness In making their decision. It has been dla-overvd that the mod ern tourist la not the only l-enem who baa e-TlbblevI Ills unme on 11 m - walla of pillili- Iiull.lings. Mr II II Hall, an English Egyptologist, said. In a remit lwture ou tlie excavations nt Tliebes, that I m * had noticed on the tomb of Itameses IV. a remark written by an ancient Greek tourist. Not to I m * outdone by the submarine exploit of the President of tbe I lilted Hlate*. Monsieur Cleuieniwau, tbe French premier, made an swv-nt In Purls the other day In a steerable war balloon. During the trip a |il|»* burst, and the premier was splnslied with hot water. It took twenty minutes to make tlie necilisl repairs, and during this time tlie balloon remained stationary 'Jsive the city. In the Interests of a false economy a teleptoine manager line ordered hto «■Iterators to atop saying "please," and req uè» tisi sulss-rltier« to abstain from the same useless alni wasteful word. He has computed that the use of “pleas«*" coots the ronqmny n liundre«l ami twen ty-five tomra a day. In the presente of this dlsi-ourtrous thrift one remem bers with pleasure the extravagant Governor of an eastern State who lle gan hl« official telegram« "Dear sir," an<t ended them. "Yours truly." The «vmimonwealth paid for the extra wonl« but no wat«*h<log of the treasury eon Id have barktal at tin* additional ex- sienne. A few days ago officials of the New York |»illiv department, acting under Commissioner Bingham's orders, t«sik Ti.iaai revolvers out to sea beyond Sandy H<sik ami threw them overboard. The literary secretary of the rommlsaloner aald It reminded him of the Doges who used to wed the sen with rings. If tlie New York ceremony was not so richly sytnhollral ft certainly was vastly more sensible. These revolvers were the re- eiilta of eighteen months of poll<*e sels- uree. Sxane of tlieni were automatic wea|«ins In the »28 class, amt others were of the common vnrlety used by •mall boy Initiates In crime. Together they were worth nt least »Ifi.tBIO. Not no very long ago New York City held an auction sale every year Just before the Fourth of July, at which all confiscated wea|wina were sold. Thereby Fourth of July killings were made easy and «•heap, and crime at all other times of the y««r was encouraged, for most of dm weapons went to pawnbrokers and •econd hand dealer« who put them back ,|n the ba tula that would use them worst The police have one Instance of ■ revolver that to tbelr knowledge came back Into tbelr poaaeaalon four tlmea In this way. It to wise to destroy thooe ■weapon« but consider bow little good s. ansmpllshed compared with what snlffbt bo accomplished by original con trol of tbe Milo of weapons Tbe city T-—the »15.000 or something leas »wfckffi It might have got for three woap- • om , bat If It vrould take ,15.000 and «pend It rigorously In regulating tbe A VI MA LI FELL THOM OBACE. lir|M heavily taxing all denier« In re quiring the keeping of ivimplete remuda of sales and III proaerailug all p»rs>ni I’kaSffH Their Habits an» Bee« Kasmles of Memaa Hara. carrying rom-valed weapon« It would TI m < notoriety gained some years iim-ompllsli very much more to the sama back by the New Zealand “k<«l." which end. from IM-Ing a farinera' friend, devel llwv-iHly It was decidali that the oped Into one of hto moat dreadwl oim »- inialus rivendi tempurarlly governing m les tbrough the acquired taste of the tini rlglils and prlvlleges of American huge .vs-kstoo for the kidney fst of the lislM-rmen Iti New fiiundlalid water* to to living sheep. Is |>srslleled In uisny oth l»e inlitliiued UHI II lite w Itole quest Ino er InatamvH In tbe Germsn colonies, to MUtlnl by arbitratimi. 'Dito questlon says the Philadelphia Record. A Ger ls Interesllng, noi only tsi-ause li af- man soologtot relates how the cbanna feiHs New England fisltermen, bui be- baboon baa now bewni a regular eaiuM- of Ita <leep hlstorleal and politicai srourge In aonMi parts of southwestern complexltles ‘llie nati of lite mattar Africa, for su unexpected reemn. It Is Ile» lu thè ineanlng of "free ttoliertoe" perfectly notorious thst It baa largely <-on<«dnd Ut thè American colonie« by taken to killing lambs for the purpose Gr<<at llrltaln together wlth tbelr Inde- rillefly of sucking the milk with which pendemv. The War of 1H12 ronfuaed tbe lambs have filled their stomach« thè qu««tlon, and made nn-esoary a new Tbe reason that this animal has. If treaty. that of IKIM, whleh to. wlth • nylhlng, Increased In tbe colony dur minor modin<-atloiia. stili In force liut ing recent years la twofold. First, the New fini mila mi to a aelf governlng col- alarming spread of tbe prickly tree In ony. To protect Its fieheri«« and fislv tome districts baa provided It with ermen II enaiSad a|i*-tol law« au<-h M almost Impenetrable shelter and abun that agalnat thè use of purae selnes ami dant food, as It to fond of the fruit, that forblddlng Newfouinltondera to and also eats tbs leaves. Hecondly, It serve <m Amerleen veaaela. Tlie contea- has become ao running that only by flou t>*-ome« trlatignilar. Newfoundland means of srtful maneuvers can one get aays Ila lawa must Ite obeyed Tbe t allot at It. A friend of tbe soologtot. l'ulted Htatea <x Hit ernia that thuae lawe whose wife could a|>proacb a troop of are rontrary lo a iwutury of righi« uot baboons without disturbing them, bor privilegi*«, establlaliad by thè tarma of rowed one day her cloak and hat end A inerba n Imlefisndeuiw, and later by then went out. Tlwy let him approach treaty. tàreat llrltaln, soverelgu over to very close quarters and two of them Newfoundland In International metter« were shot before the remainder got lisa tbe delicato problem of gettlng tbe Into shelter. la*«t ivmdltlona for Ita Newfoundland Hornet I mea tbe fanners of a dlstrirt BUbjarta ami deU-rtnlnlng Just wixat le combine and during tbe ulgbt surround owlng to America, li to ha ni to fit prew- tbelr sleeping place. As soon aa tbe rnt «xMidltlon» to tbe termo of old day breaks and tbe baboons try to es freatico. Whea tbe modus rivendi wae cape they are shot down In large num eetabllalied laat year, some Hrltlah po bers. but this method of reducing tbelr llerà tbougbt thè gwertnnent had sur- ranks to not always practicable. rendermi ch«aply,to America Now ths Tbe baboon Is not tbe only Routh aauM papera tak« tbe asme al ti ludo. African animal which bae during re Th« cblef modlficatlon of thè preaent cent times changed Its habits. Thus, agreement la a com'eoalon on each aids tbe so-called "wet gat apreouw" was Americano are Dot to ua» purae orina« formerly never known to touch fruit, uor tu Bah on Hunday«; Newfoundtoud- Ito food consisting chiefly of Insects, era may serve on American veaaeto. The but during recent years It has. st all • eoe wlll rame tiefore The II agile court events on some farms with which the for arbitrano« and thè maln quest hai above soologtot to acquainted, become wlll be wtiat tbe treaty of 1M1H lnsured very destructive to fruit. lo America, ami mH what at preaent ls Another case which poeslbly comes advantagwiua io Newfoundland or to under tbe same category to that of the American fiatiermen. Maanhaar Jackal. Many districts In Houth Africa are paying a high reward for thia animal because It to detract ive to small stock. This, however, to A MYSTERIOUS ESCAPE only In certain districts. In others the animal baa not changed hto habits. This may be due to the fact that, with lllatory contains many an Interroga tbe advance of civilisation, Ito natural tion point which has never received a food I* falling. decisive answer Who was Kaspar Hauser? An<1 tbe Man with the Iron Mask? What became of the Iiauphln? Tlirae are questions aaknl over and over, ami answered In ninny way« Not tbe least puzzling of such mysteries to that connected with the hairdresser of Marie Antoinette, an important person The acquisition of tbe life estate by In bto way. and one who managed to the reversion to held, in McCreary v« leave it ivtiundrum behind him for all ('«iggrahall (8. C.), 7 L. B. A. (N. 8.), the world to gueaa. 433, to merge the fee In him, and to It to uot a i-ouimon occurrence—that rat out an Intermediate contingent re of twice dying, say» Monsieur I-enotre. mainder. unlisia an Intention tbat It In hto "Flight of Marie Antoinette.' Il •ball uot do so sppeeni. to rarely a man's name ap|a*ars twice Tbat there to uo Implied exemption In (be same death register unless them to a substitution or a ■Utss-quellt revit at State bonda from taxation to declar tun. Nevertheless. Jean Anile alise ed In State Nat. Bank v« Memphis I .conn rd. a Gawon. tmni In 1758. has (Tenn.), 7 U II. A. (N. 8.). «13, and the honor of being so distinguished, sn attempted exemption of such bonda lu-onard was a hairdresser who ac to held to violate a institutional pro quired n huge reputation In Paris for vision that all proiierty shall be taxed. Personal property of a non-resident, hla Ingenuity In executing the elabo rate and ridiculous coiffures of tbs wblch. for tbe |>erf<irmanoe of a rall time of Ixmto XVI. In 17l»l he wna road construct Ion rolltract. ia In the living at the Tuileries as valet da State on the day taxes are to be as- chambre of the queen. ■eaaeii, ia held. In Eoff v« Kcnnefick When Marie Antoinette and the roy (Ark ). 7 L. K. A. (N. 8.). "04, to be al family made their fateful attempt to •ubject to aaaemment, under a statute ewape from France, I.eonard wna arut making taxable all real and |s*raoQal on ahead as a sort of scout. He was pro|ierty In the State. arrested, brought back to Paris, and Failure to obtain tbe father's consent condemned to lie executed. before administering an amvsthetlc to Ho far as any one then knew, he »rat a youth 17 years old, who. In ronipany guillotined with every formality, and with adult relative« has applied to a lilr- death pnqierly recorded. It fess ■urgeon to lie relieved from a small tu lieeti proved for a fact, however, that mor, to held, tn Bakker v« Welsh tlila former halr-dreaaer wan alive in (Mich.), 7 I* R. A. (N. 8.). 6t2. not to Ituanla In 1HI4, and tbe Paris register render the surgeon liable to tbe father ■hows hla aei-ond death certificate In for tlie death of tbe boy under Its Influ 1831). Just how he managed to evade ence. the penalty which the officials evident The removal of a suit from a State ly hnil no doubt lie suffered baa never to a federal court to held. In Young v« Is-eii definitely proved. One explana Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph tion offered by puzzled historians neenia Comivany (8. C ). 7 U R. A. (N. 8 ). reasonable, and to lamalldy a tree one. 501, not to confer uixin the totter such One day, when a group of prisoners exclusive JurlsilltHlon that. U|s»n Its en were awaiting their turns to be guiUn tering an order of discontinuance, fined, the machine broke down, and plaintiff cannot Institute a new action had to tie repaired, A numlier of vlc- upon the same cause In the State court, lima had been executed; ten or a dozen laying the damages ao low as to pre were forced to stand and wait until vent n second removal. the mending was done. The defective condition of tbe track One man, the twentieth on the list, hla hands hound tiehind him. growing upon which earn are run In a mine, by faint at the delay, leaned agatnat the reason of which a car. loaded by a barrier of officers which separated tlie miner who Is paid by the amount deliv prisoners from the crowd of apecta- ered at tbe pit mouth, gvta off the track, la held. In Cavanaugh v« Center tors. Huddenly a gap opened l>ehlnd the ville Block Cxval Company (Iowa). 7 L. man, almost unconsciously he allpped R. A. (N. 8.). 007, not to be tbe proxi through, and the line closed once more. mate cause of an Injury due to bto A bystander re.icheil over and placed pinching hto fingers between the car a hat on the man's bare head, and the snd sn Implement which has lieen sm people crowded alsmt him as If to blda ployed In attempting to get the ear back on the car track, where he was him. A little later a man. hl« hands be at liberty to ault hto own convenience him! llini. was seen In the Chntnps Ely- and employ hto own methods In replac ws-a. walking with the air of taking a ing the car. quiet stroll. This man was said to Frtek'a ante« Iw Million Makin«. have a|ient the next night In a ditch, One day the Mellon Bank In Pitts and to have afterward made hla way burg was amaxetl to rei-elve from an to Itusala. If thia person, saved by a fortunate accident or by collusion, was unknown ninn signing himself "H. V. I<eonard, the atory explains the mys Frick,” a letter requesting the loan of »20.000. He had very little to offer In tery of the two death certificate« the way of security, the writer said, hut lie pledged his word that If the Narslnw tier Wrath. loan was made It should be returned Billy ran from the head of the atalra, with Intereat. where he had*taken In the glat of the The audacity of the reqiu-st Inter- talk at the dining table below. In the rated the bank's head, and he aeut a nursery he found hto younger brother. trusted agent to find out about tbe “Gee, Jimmy.” he cried, "mother's man Frick. When the agent made hla going to give It to daddy after tbs com report tbe bank decided to make the pany's gone I” loan. “How do you know?*' demanded Jim That »20,000 was the foundation of my. the colossal fortune of Henry Clay "Why,” anawered Billy, ".he's told Frick. Not only did he return the her three times hand runnln' abs was principal with Interest, but the busi mistaken about aomethln', and ah« only ness which he subsequently gave the said. 'Why. darlln’ I"—Cleveland Load- Mellon Bank was worth a hundred times tbe amount of the original loan. Varlffitlvffi of ftmat. To Dootror Tblatlee Halt or kerosene, applied after tbs rlump of thistles to rat down, will de stroy them, but such method to slow and costly where tbe field to In posses sloe of tbe ¡test. Many other methods have been suggested for tbelr appli cation. A piece of root stock an Inch long If left In the soil will make a foundation for a new crop. A piece 2 liK-bea long will gr»w 8 to 10 feet In elx months, and weigh 3 or 4 pounds, sod from each «nail piece from forty to fifty beads will grow. An old rule is to “plow tbe lend In June, dreg twice la July, plow 2 or 3 Inches deep two or tbree times In August and bar row each time.” Any tool tbat will cut off tbe tot»» In August or early tn September will destroy them, as they cannot live If Uie tops are rat down. Experiments made at the Illinois sta tion aucreeiled In completely extermi nating them by observing tbe follow ing rules: (1) Cut tbe thistles wben in full bloom, as close to tbe ground aa possible, and then plow 3 Inches deep, sowing mllltd or Hungarian grass, aesdlng heavily, and then barrow. (2) la September plow tbs millet under and then seed heavily with rye. Plow the rye under In May and again seed ts millet or Hungarian grass lor plant a hoe crop, such as cabbages or pots toes). (3) Continue tbe cloee culti vation, being careful to keep the weeds cut down from July until froet. If frost to not here too sooo the con slant cutting down of tbe thistles as fast as they appear will greatly re duce tbelr number or extermlne them. There are «ever«I varlatles of smut that are known as lb« "stinking" smut, or buut, attinklng tbe kernels of wheat, wblls tbe variety known ns Tanas” smut atta-sa tbe whole bead. converting It Into a mass of loose. dusty spore« Tbe loose smut of oats to also another variety, and to very similar to that of wheat Barley is alta<*ked hy two smuts and rye by ooe. Corn smut does not do as much dam age as tbe other kinds, but Is more wide spread There to no known retneqy for corn euiut Experiments made la treating tbe seeds of wheat, oato, bar ley. etc., stsrw that by preventing smut tbe yield of crops Is greater, even wben the disease Is light, thus demoostrst- Ing that there Is an effect exerted on the prodix-lng capacity of tbe plante wben smut to not apparently present sufficiently to do some damage. All tbe smuts except that srhlcb attack corn can be prevented by tbe farmer If be will carefully treat bto seed tn aome manner ao as to destroy the a(M>r«« hut, unfortunately, tbe majority of farmers do not u«e prwautlonary measures, and thus the negllgenre of only one or two persona In a commun ity may neutralize tbe efforts of many. It should be tbe alm of every farmer to do his part In tbe matter of rid ding tbe community of peat« Hew te Trae Ftaeews. Boys sometimes havs a hard timo cati-hlng their pigeons. The picture shows bow a trap «-an easily be made ■eat toe lbs Farm. Tbe plank boat Illustrated herewith to made for genera! farm work and to used In winter to draw manure from the yard and stable to tbe field. It Is constructed of four ten-Inch, crooked maple planks, two and one-half Inches thick, with an 8x2H-lncb frame pinned and bolted on for sides. It has an Iron clasp made of old wagon tire, bent and bolted or clinched, nailed across tbe top of tbe beck end and top of the sides, as Indicated, to bold them firmly In place Tbe front end has a 2x8-lnch piece bolted on top. Ito greatest utility Iles In tbe blaged or swiveled tongue, made with two clasps or clevises to bold It to the boat. On each side to a chain brace made of four long link« attached to tbe tongue with bolt ssrivel« Tbe ends of each chain braes are dropped onto the bent up end of a five-eigbtbe-lnch bolt. ten lui-hee long before bent up. with tbe square bead left on, which to put through a bole of tbe 2x8-lncb nose piece at each end. They are booked HOMIMADC ffABM BOAT. up for a stiff tongue and unbooked wben desiring to make a abort turn, Being links, they will not beud or break when turning; therefore, are al lowed to drag until wanted up again. With this attachment, one can go down bill without bumping tbe team's heels; and the boat can be turned or backed up to a desired place better tban a •led. Thraahla» Stacked Grata. In the majority of cases It pays to stack grain In the corn belt or In sec tions where diversified farming, in dis tinction from all small grain or one- crop farming. Is conducted. The differ ence In the cost of shock-thrashing and stacking and stack-thrashing. Is com paratively small, smaller than tbe aver age farmer realises. We bare a few figures on the subject from the Min nesota Experiment Station which will be of special Interest In this connec tion. The cost per bushel of shock thrashing wheat was 7.4 cents, whf'e tbe cost of stacking and stack-thrash ing was 10.1 cents |ier bushel, a dlf ference of 2.7 cents per bushel. |n the per bushel cost mentioned all labor, machine cost. etc.. Is taken Into con sideration. I-et ua see what this means; Under ordinary conditions stacked grain will grade at least one grade above grain that Is thrashed front the shock, and In a wet season the differ ence may be a great deal more than that If you watch the markets you will find there Is usually a difference of 2 cents In the price of No. 1 North ern and No. 2 Northern wheat. This means that the gain of one grade tn wheat nearly pays the extra cost in cldent to stacking and stack thrashing as compared with shock thrashing. The Farm leekoase. An Icehouse should be so constructed as to have a double wall (or air space) surrounding that portion above ground, and tbe cost of such Is but little com pared with the protection afforded There should also I* double door« It to not difficult to keep Ice In a building above ground If the iloublc walls are used and the Ice securely packed. Ts Make l.ean Pork. There are countries which grow pigs without corn, and feed the wastes of the dairy, with barley, oat« peaa or root« and make lean haius and bacon, which are most choke. This accounts for th« great favor with which tbe En glish bold Danish pork. rnylns CVS*. Generally speaking, farmers sow oats for the purpose of changing or rest ing the ground and expect little or nothing in return, viewed from a finan cial standpoint. This year they were all agreeably surprised. Oats have been yielding from forty to sixty bushels per sore, and are selling readily at 40 There never wan an ugly man who cants psr bushel. Tbe straw to worth did not excuse his looks by thinking from *S to *d psr ton, which, all told, he was smart makaa the oat crop of 1807 a source ef considerable revenue.—King City It Is slwsys a temptation to anyoos you dlallka. that will do the business Attach the string Io the edge of the door »nd ran It through an eyelet at the top of the door frame and then to some place be hind the barn or a tree out of alght When the pigeon enters, pull up the door and there he la Hog, ter Slsssblevisw. Hogs to be slaughtered should not be fed twenty-four hours before slaugh tering. They will not bleed freely. Nor should they become heated by chasing, or any other cause. It like wise baa a tendency to check tbe flow of blood. Nor should a hog be scald ed until fully expired. After tbe bog to hung up and tbe Intestine« lung« heart and all are removed and washed out. split the bog right through tbe center, leaving a small attachment near tbe tall and at the end of the snout, so as not to overbalance it; and as soon as tbe leaf lard to cold enough to be prlncl|*fly removed, take It out. This will Insure the perfect cooling of the meat This last precau tion we learned from large lumbering concerns and packers In tbe early day« wben selling dreeeeii bog« We bare found It a safe practice. The heavier tbe bog tbe more eosentlal Ito quick and perfect cooling. Never allow meat to freeze eolld. or pack It In a frozen condition, for It to sure to spoil.— Nebraska Farmer. sailer Freeeetbee ■ G i ese Keen Yese Mre es It. Mre. Mlchaol Davttt to collecting tbo documents left by b«r tots husband with a view to having an authentic Ufa prepared. 8ba solicits tbs loss of any letters or papers received from him by bls friend« sod UDdertakse tbelr prompt return. “Smokeleas 81 a" was ths tttls first ••toe-tad by Prof. E. A. Ross for bis volume of assays oa certain well-eoa- reatod politic evil« But at Prmldent Howevelt'a suggestion, tbe book to to bs relied "Sin and Society.” Mr. Roos* relt indorsee It and to godfather, to tbe •xtent of an Introduction, aa well as ebrlst ener. H. Fielding Hall, author of The Sou. of a People," has in th* press a volume relied Tbs Soul of tbe World.” The new book seems to be «a interpreta tion of Buddhism and Christianity, un favorable to tbe totter. Mr. Hall's study of tbe Burmese to one of tbe most In teresting taxiks in English on an oast- ■rn people. Chicago baa some years to spend be fore It ran surv«-y Its streets in the fashion adopted by tbe Loudon Dally News as follows: How many readers of Thackeray have pa med down Young ■trect to tbe Kensington postoffira and bars been aware tbat In No. 11 tboas immortal work« "Vanity Fair,” “£•- mood” and “Pendennis" first saw tbe light? Gower street, again, to a some what monotonous street of prosperous- looking middle-class bouse« Few peo ple know tbat In No. 110 Cbartos Dar win wrote certainly not bto “Origin of BpeHe«" but bls fsnxous work on “Coral Reef«" Again, la 54 Great Queen street. Boawall wrote a consid- ereble portion of hto famous "Life of Johnson.' At 8 Frith street, Sobo, Wil liam Haxlltt during tbe last six months »f bls Ilfs wrote some of bto moot nota ble sees ya As for Cbartos Dicken« London teems with memories of that groat noveilst. At 48 Doughty street be began "Barnaby Rudge." finished -Pickwick" and "Oliver Twist," and wrote “Nicholas Nickleby." At 1 Dev onshire Terrace be finished “Barnaby Rudge” and "Dombey and Son' and wrote 'The Old Curloelty Shop.” Mar “Tbe Christmas tin Cbuzxlewlt,’ C’aroL” "David Copperfield." 'The Cricket oa the Hearth” and “The Haunted Man.” At Tavistock House be wrote “Bleak House," "Little Dor- rltt" and "A Tale of Two Cltle«' Hen- ry Fielding wrote Tom Jones" In a bouse on tbe site of tbe present Bow ■treet polios station, and Smollet wrote ."Humphrey Clinker” and probably Peregrine Pickle" at Monmouth House, Upper Cbeyne row. Richard ton's “Pamela," “Clarlaea" and “Gran- Itoon" were written at Tbe Grange, (North End, Hammersmith, occupied for tome time by Sir Edward Burae-Jone« At 24 Cbeyne row the sage of Cbelsea. Thomas Carlyle, wrote “Tbe French Revolution." 'The Life of Frederick tbe Great.” "Past and present,' “Oliver Cromwell’B Letters and Speeches" and The Life of John Stirling." WORLD'S OLDEST CITY. Brisks Taken Ont e( Rates at ■la- mya Bear Date off 4500 B. C. In a saDd-swept belt of central Baby lonia, that country of ancient ruin« In Frank Andrews of the United States a region dangerous and deserted be Agricultural Dejairtment, writes: “In I cause far from water, and on the bor hauling products from farms In wagons der of tbe territory of several hostile there are opportunities for a saving Arab tribe« lies tbe low ruin of Bism- In coat. In many regiona in tbe United ya, says Dr. E. J. Banks In Putnam's States the Improvement of a road, or Magazine. Few explorers havs ever a ahort. rough section of a road, would i visited it. and those few did so at the allow much larger loads to be hauled peril of their live« Dr. Peters of New than at present. If It were possible . York, while excavating at Nippur, die to Increase the sverage weight of a ■ covered at Btomya a clay tablet of ao _______ __ _______ wagon load ___ of _______ cotton __ In the United ancient date. German explorers are States from three hale« as It now 1« to reported to have said that tbe ruins four hales, without Increasing the cost originated with tbe civilization of tbe of hauling tbe load, the saving on the Arab« However, not only tbe age of crop equal to the one picked in 191© tbe rulDS but the name and history of would amount to ,2.000.000; and If the the ancient city of wblch they are com average load of wheat, now fifty-five posed continued a mystery until re bushels, were Increased by twenty cently. Christmas day. 1903. we began exca bushels, the saving im-reased In hauling a crop like that of Ilk© would be more vating at Btomya and tbe result was the discovery of the oldest temple In than »000.000." tbe world. The walls of tbe tower awn The Peach Tree Borer. appeared, the summit was cleared and Tlie Insect tbat depooita tbe eggs the first Inscription discovered upon which hatch the peach borers to a tbe surface was a brick stamped with was|»-llke Insect, with transparent the name of Dung! of 2750 B. C. Just wings and a richly-ornamented body, beneath It were other bricks bearing bnnded and striped with gold, which tbe name of UrGur of 2800 B. C. A dc|s>sits its eggs about the base of little lower appeared a crumpled piece the trunk, The eggs hatch out the of gold with the name of Naram Sin larvae, bore Into the sap wood and of 3*50 B. and Just below that level cause an exudation of gummy matter, were tbe large square bricks peculiar to which appears In masses about tbe Sargon <rf 3800 B. C., probably the first base of the tree. Tbe larvae seems of the Semitic kings of Babylonia. Al partly to live In this gummy su beta nee though we had dug but a meter and a and partly In the sap wood of the half below tbe bricks of Dungl we had tree. Sometimes three or four are revealed several strata extending over found on the same tree, occasionally tbe period from 2750 B. C., or more girding and destroying It. but always than 1.000 years, and still eleven me Inducing more or leas of a diseased ters of earlier rulDS lay beneath u« condition and Impairing Ito vigor. Al We dug lower. Unknown types of together. It Is a very objectionable and bricks appeared, and two and a half destructive insect, and the eggs are meters from the surface we came upon deiMwited both In the fall and spring. a large platform constructed of the pe culiar plano-convex bricks wblch were Fall Feed for Cow». tbe building material of 4500 II. C. The profit« derived from soiling milch cows Is at no time so great as A Do* aa4 Hie Name. during a drought In midsummer; yet “There was a dog <*ase which ex moat farmers retain their green fod cited much attention In Berlin some der until Just before winter seta In. years ago,” said a former resident of and they do thia when they must know that city. “A cittoen complained to the that If a cow Is allowed to nearly dry authorities against a neighbor who, be up In the milking season she will prob said, to annoy him, gave hla name to a ably not recover. In the fall grass la mongrel cur. ‘He calls my name.' he usually abundant and there are pump said, 'and wben I turn around he kins and vegetables and grain tn laughs and says be was calling his plenty, the corn fodder being but little dog.' needed. “'What’s your name?* asked the magistrate. A Msw Btlkwwraa. “ 'My name to Schul«’ The German Colonial Department la “'And do you call the dog SchultoF Investigating what to claimed aa tba he asked the other man. discovery In German East Africa of « “'Yro, your honor, but I spell It new speclee of silkworm, stated to ba with a T—Schultz.' very productive. German« however, “•Call him without the T,' com have been anticipated la tbe discovery manded the magistrate, trying to look sine» tbe worm bsa for some years serlon« The man did so, tbe dog been 1« use on tbe Britieb etde of tba esme to blm end an order to change frontier, especially la Ugaad« Ex •be name or b* fined followed." perts la Germany. bo*w«v«r. are of Ua opinion that there to a large future before East Africa, tor a Mik trwdq carried oa hy means Of this wsm. Cwt off Haollaa Farm Prodoets. A new remedy has been discovered for seasickness, according to the Ism- don Express. An old sailor baa proved that a pocket looking glass to an In fallible cure. Tbe looking glans euro must bs taken Immediately the sufferer stepe on board ship. Tbe prescription directs tbe pa tient, when tbe first Indaelroble feellag comes on. to take out tbe pocket look ing glass and look himself fair and square In tbe eyes. Tbe result la alleged to bo that tbe rolling of the ablp. and even tbe smell of tbe engines, will pass unnoticed, ami a little perseverance will transform a bad sailor Into a good one. An Exprsae representative consulted a west end physician yesterday on tbe new cure. “It to a very curious fact, and one for which It to difficult to seesuat.” said ba. “that a casual glance In a looking glass may arrest seaslckneae. It may be that tbe wowbegooe counte nance to responsible for Introducing a vein of bumor, and tbe sufferer re solves to 'cheer up.' "Personally, 1 think there Is s more scientific reason. It to wall known among sailors tbat tbe rise and fall of tbe horizon to responsible for tbe early ■rages of this distressing malady Phy sicians la consequence often recom mend tbelr patients to try to fix tbelr eyes on some Immovable object, such ao a ring on tbelr finger, or a book held firmly on tbe knee. Tbe looking it a os Is probably tbe same kind of antidote to tbe movement of tbe ship. "It would be necessary, of course, te bold tbs glass firmly and fix tbe gaze steadily on tbe reflected Image. “Tbe looking-glass remedy may bo something In tbe nature of a faith cure. If tbe attention can be absolutely con centrated on tbe Image In tbe glass an© all thought of Illness banished, there to an excellent chance that the voyage wlU have no bad effect« “With regard to tbe length of time required for tbe cure. It to a general fact that If sickness can be successfully warded off for several hours tbe symp toms are not likely to recur, except In cases where no remedy will relieve tbe unfortunate sufferer and sea and brain alcknees are Interchangeable terma." ^ÄÄÄ ä ÄÄÄÄÄ ä ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ä ÄÄA ä Ä SAVED RY THE TELEPHONE, h Tbs wadding guests bad osoembled. th« preacher was In readlneaB. and It lacked but fifteen minute» of tbe time appointed for the ceremony, wben tbe young man tn tba case appeared at tbe door of the parlor and called tba preacher out. “Mr. Stedman.” be said, "I'm tn a terrible fix. I forgot to bring tbe li cense. I left It at home tn ay other coat” •That to very unfortunate.” tbe preacher anawered. “I can't marry you without It Isn't there some way of getting It here?” “Not In time I" groaned tbe hapless bridegroom-elect “The boarding bouse where I’ve been living to ten miles from here. It would take two hours to go and get it" Tbe preacher reflected a moment "Can we reach the place by telephone?“ he asked. “Yes. sir.” Two minutes later they were stand ing before a telephone In another room, and the young man was conversing with the landlady of hto boarding house. "Mre. Guernsey,” bs said, “will you please go up to my room, take a fold ed paper out of tbe Inside pocket of a coat that bangs up In my closet, and bring It back with you to the phone? Hello. Central! Don't rat us off 1" Prlhently Mre. Guernsey reported tbat ahe had found the document “Thank you," he aald. "The Rev. Mr. Stedman will carry on tbe rest of this conversation with you." He banded the receiver to the preach er. who asked: “Are you this young man's landlady, madam?" “Yes, air.” she said. “Will you please open and read to me the paper you bold In your band, or tell me what it to?" "It's a marriage license, authorising any clergyman or other lawfully qual ified person to solemnise tbe marriage of George H. Bellmore and Ida Trav- ere." “Is It dated, signed and sealed?" "It Is. sir." “Thank you very much. Now call a messenger and send tfie license here by the swiftest mode of traveling at once. That will do. Good-by!" Then he turned to the young ma« “Now. Mr. Bellmore.” he aald. “there need be no delay In tbe ceremony. W» wlll proceed with It, and when tbat li cense comes I wlll examine It, and If there to any apparent Informality In this arrangement I wlll marry yon again after tbe company has gone." This program was carried out. and tbe marriage still bold«—Youth's Companion. Her Owa Sweet Will. Mre. Gaddle (over telephone)—Thia Is Mrs. Gaddi« I wanted to have a talk with your wife this morning. Mr. Merchant—Oh, ye« Mrs. Gad di« Well, I asked her not to go shop ping this morning os she had Intended, because tbe weather’s so bad. Mre. Gaddle—Ah! then I'll be likely to catch her. Mr. Merchant—Ye« If you know where she usually does her ateqiplng.— Philadelphia Presa. Two Potato off View. "A Boston woman says she has no faith tn luck of a horseshoe. She had a diamond one and loat It" “But Isn’t tbat a narrow view tw take? Think of tbe luck It bsa brought to the person who found It !"—Cleve land Plain Dealer.