Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, February 16, 1900, Image 2

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    THE U & I ft. fl. Ca, LIMITED.
What though between thy heart and
The long miles itretch, my dcr,
Blucc wc have n private railway Hue
And Lore Ih the engineer;
Love drives the ciikIiio straight and true,
And the trains in an Instant lly.
Bearing sweet thoughts from me to you
Over the U & I.
The U & 1 Is a wonderful road,
For the Millions are In our hearts,
And the train Is due Iti thine with Its
The moment from mine It departs!
It runs through the land of Movers'
That has ever a starrr sky,
And fairies welded the soft moonbeams
Into rails for the U & 1.
The cars are words that wc fain would
Sweet words that all lovers prize.
And the engine is lighted upon its way
By the light of your fair blue eyes;
The boiler is fed by the gentle tears
You shed when we said "Good-by,"
And our trustful hone and our tender
Arc the freight of the U & I.
And never an accident, never a wreck,
Nor washout, nor strike, nor blockade,
lias come to our dear little railway to
The trains, since the last rail was laid:
Hut buck and forth, 'twixt your heart
and mine,
Knch moment the trains still fly,
Hearing sweet messages over the line
Of the wonderful U & I.
much he adores her, could nnyone be nrr i nn qi JJ JQRJST
more surprised tuan uear mauium i .
But, between you ntid me, should they
come back looking dreadfully bored,
with nothing to confess but their ad
miration of the currant bushes or
whatever It wns they went out to In
spect, mamma Is more surprised still,
only she succeeds In disguising her
feelings n good deal liettor.
By Just such n hnppy chance Boggle
nnd Mary went out one afternoon to
look nt n wonderful well that bad lately
been sunk In the garden; but. oddly
enough, they got no farther than n pnr-
A Oood Customer Ilroimlit J"cK !
tfouao of Ilia Duty Tliotmht l-crliii.w
u Mlubt Like Flower After
Bho Waa Slurried.
Ho Is young ntul ambitious, nnd
prides himself on his common sense,
tlcularly shady summer-house, where his practical buslness-IIko way of doing
1BECTLY he saw the envelope
lying on the breakfast table be
guessed whence It came. There
wns an iinmlstaknbly lady-like look
about the handwriting, while the post
mark confirmed his suspicions, and the
pretty blue monogram left him no pos
sible room for doubt. SI. C Mary
Chichester. Iteglnald Trevor had got
up late, his razor had been blunt, his
shaving water had been cold, and every.
thing bad combined to annoy him nnd
upset the placidity of. his temper; that
dear little note with the pretty mono
gram was a magic wand that suddenly
changed the whole aspect of life.
He took up the letter with a thrill of
pleasurable expectation such as only
lovers can experience; be Angered It
tenderly, turning It over and over, aud
admiring It from every point of view,
How delightful his name looked In the
delicate handwriting! He had never
realized before what a pretty name It
was "Iteglnald Trevor, Esq." How
daintily she turned her T's how grace
fully she formed her It's! Iteggle kissed
the pretty blue monogram, aud, al
though there was no one to see, blushed
ns be did so. Kissing It gave blm no
very definite sensation of pleasure, but
it seemed the correct thing to do In the
circumstances, for love Is an exacting
divinity and demands any number of
these antiquated little ceremonies
When In love for the fourth or fifth
time one becomes more careless about
such trifles, but Iteggle had never-
well, hardly ever been In love before.
bo naturally he was anxious to comply
strictly with all the orthodox forms.
He opened the envelope very careful
ly, cutting It with a paper knife along
the top so as to leave Intact the pretty
blue monogram. The letter ran as fol
lows: "Dear Mr. Trevor We are Inviting a
few friends to go with us to Henley on
"Wednesday next, and It will give us
much pleasure If you will be one of
the party. I hope you are disengaged
nnd will be able to come. Yours sin
To anyone else the letter would have
seemed prosaic enough, but to Beggle
there was a wealth of new meaning In
the customary "Dear," and poetry In
every word. "I hope you are dlsen
gaged nnd will be able to come;" he
emphasized the "I" with delight, and
rapturously kissed the signature. He
had understood that lovers usually lost
their appetites, but he was not going to
follow tradition blindly, so he proceed
ed to eat his breakfast. After all one
must eat to live, and was not life now
doubly worth living?
Before he had finished breakfast he
knew the letter by heart. This should
not have been a great strain on his
memory, but he looked at the note sev
eral times during the day In order to be
quite sure he remembered It correctly.
The "Yours sincerely" depressed him
a little at first; ho could have wished It
bad been "Yours very sincerely." Then
he reflected Uiat he had often heard
that a girl's feelings were In Inverse
ratio to the warmth of their expres
sion, so that "Yours sincerely" obvious
ly meant more than "Yours very sin
cerely." Q. H. D.
He called on the Ghlchesters the next
day and accepted the Invitation In per
6on. Mary looked more charming than
ever, and he felt a glow of proud sat
isfaction as he thought of her dear lit
tle letter nestling In his breast coat
pocket. When a man Is In love he Is an
easy prey to superstition, and Uegglo
cultivated a habit of carrying the note
about with him, as If It were a species
of talisman.
Love tiles fast when on golden wings,
and Beggle being a man of means for
tune smiled upon his suit, so that It was
not long before he found an opportunity
of putting the mnmpntous question.
is it not strange how fate throws
people together and gives them that
needful opportunity? Quito by chance
mamma happens to suggest that Ed
win might like to look at the currant
bushes, or the rabbit hutch, or the now
garden roller, or anything In fact that
most peoplo would find thoroughly un
interesting, and off ho goes with An
gelina, and when they como back, look
ing dreadfully shy, and Angelina con
ttei that Edwlu has told her how
they looked Into each other's eyes In
stead, and there they made the re
mnrkable discovery Hint they wero
both exceedingly fond of one another.
"When did you llrst know you cured
for me?" asked Mary,
"The moment 1 tlrst saw you," said
he boldly.
"That's not true. You tlrst saw me
at the Fosters' ball, and you danced
nearly the whole evening with that tall
Miss Johnson.'
Boggle could not very well deny the
Imputation, but he protested vehement
ly that he could not Innglue how he
had ever been so blind as to prefer the
ungainly Miss Johusou to the lovely
Miss Chichester.
"Anyhow," he said, "I fell In love
with you very soon afterward."
"But uow, how am I to believe you?
"Why," he cried exultlngly, recollect
ing his precious leter, "do you remem
ber the letter you wrote to me last
"What letter?" she asked.
"Why, surely you remember nsklng
me to go to Henley?"
"I remember your coming with us,
so I suppose we asked you
Boggle was seized with a momentary
panic lest he should have forgotten the
note In his pocket, but he drew It out
"There!" he cried, kissing the note
once more, "I've carried that dear little
letter about with me ever since I got It."
He had looked forward to this mo-
things and his sordid earthllnoss gener
ally. On his way lumiu the other even
ing ho stopped to look In a florist's win
dow, and the florist asked him lusldo
to see some very tine wedding flowers
he was sending out. The florist was
an elderly man, with kind eyes blinking
behind spectacles.
"You don't buy flowers any more, do
you?" he Inquired as lie tied up a bunch
of white lilacs and Ijiwsou pinks, nnd
laid It on a fan of feathery green ferns.
"No, 1 don't," said the busUiess-llku
"You were n pretty good customer a
yenr or two ngo. Violets every day, and
roses twice a week, wusji't It?"
Er I was eugnged then." aud the
practical one laughed and flushed.
"You used to take her flowers every
time you went to see her. didn't you?"
Aud the old florist's tone was more
kindly than Imiulsltvc.
"They're not so very expensive In the
Oh. she would have like them ns
well bought on the streets, ns long ns
they were fresh nnd fragrant. She didn't
enre for the swell box. She wasn't that
kind nt all."
Too bud. too bad. Young Indies are
fickle. I suppose she chose another lu
your stendV"
"Oh, no; I married her a year ago."
The old florist twisted a bit of string
nrouudtho stems of some pale rosebuds
atrto. his fflowlnir Imagery, nnd tho elo
quence of his diction made his address
es singularly attractive, ami they were
read with Interest the worm over wieii
they appeared lu book form. While his
most Important contributions to art
were his earliest works, yet some of
those which followed, notably "Unto
This Last," "Ethics of the Dust." "Sos-
aino and Lilies." "mown oi
Olive. l'ho Oueon of the Air." and
"Tho Cestus of Aglala," will be always
more popular, not alone because they
are less technical but also because they
contain some of the most oxqullstoly
finished passages lu the whole range of
modem literature.
Mr. Buskin's powers wero exhausted
long ngo by overwork nnd tho fever of
production. For some years past In
has lived lu seclusion, hopelessly wreck
ed In mind and body, but the brlllliwil
work be accomplished lu his prime has
added Immeasurably not alone to the
nrocress of art but to the wealth of
English literature, lu nrt he made him
self an authority. To literature ho has
contributed from "the pure well of En
glish undellled."
I - . I I.A 1.1 ... .1 .. 14 t.,..,!!!!,.
ment: be bad pictured the sweet won- uu " l " '"- s"'" "
nt. .1.1. I.... ........ .,....' I.... ...... n.i.f
qIiii ii-imlil Ju uuu 1 .- uu;
der In her pretty eyes as
glance up at blm and murmur: "Oh,
Beggle. all this time!" But, to his groat
consternation, she did nothing of the
kind. On the contrary, directly she
saw the letter she burst out laughing,
Beggle was dismayed; such conduct
showed an utter want of proper feellu
' ell, he said, reproachfully, "I
don't see what there Is to laugh at.
Mary took the letter out of the envel
ope and laughed still more. Beggle re
membered how sacred that letter bad
beentohlm.andhow often be bad press
eu it to uis nps, anu uegan to grow
angry at her frivolity.
'Well?" he said ncnln.
"Why, she cried, as soon ns she
could speak for laughing, "you poor
dear boy, don't you see, this Is mam
ma's writing; her name's Mary, too."
And little Tommy Chichester, who
was out of earshot, but who had watch
ed the whole affair with breathless lu
terest from the shelter of a neighbor
ing holly tree, has never understood to
this dny why his sister should have
laughed so much, and his brother-lu
law should bare looked so excessively
Indeed I do. We're very happy. But
you know the flower business doesn't
go any more.
Did she ever say so?" asked the re
lentless old man.
"Well um eY, no. 1 can't sny she
"Did you ever ask her nbout It?"
"No. I'm kept pretty busy, you know,
with more practical things. I don't
have time to bother about trifles."
The old florist didn't answer. He
dived Into the Ice-box nnd came out
with n handful of mignonette nnd white
tulips. He wrapped them In n cornu
copia of tissue paper and hnndetl them
to his Into customer. "This Is for old
time's sake." be said. "You might take
them to your wife, and If she doesn't
like them you can bring them back to
They never came back. But the young
man did. Commercial Advertiser.
I-'utituntlc Formation that Kcactntilo
Frozen Oyntcr Putties,
Tho Ice lloes of the Missouri Blver are
probably tho prettiest and most extraor
dinary that float upon an American
Over upon the Mississippi, nbove Its
continence with tho Missouri, the Ice
floats lu groat lloes that are Ico Holds,
some of them with nu area of ten. twen
ty, thirty nnd forty acres. Frequently
they become so large that there Is no
room for them to p.iss between the bars
aud dikes, and the river becomes block
ed until warmer weather rots and din
lodges the gorge. An Ice floe lu the Mis
sissippi, so long as It floats aud the
Provided Agnlnt a Famine.
When old Jacob Wlllougbby died re
cently Kensington lost oue of her
unique chai actors. Pievlous to the
Centennial Exposition of 1870 Mr. Will-
oughby was seized with a fear that the
millions of visitors who were expected
in the city would deplete the food mar
kets of Philadelphia, and that a famine
would ensue. So firmly did he become
convinced of the truth of bis predic
tion that he Immediately laid In au
enormous stock of edibles, mostly can
ned goods. The cellar of bis house was
plied high with preserves, potted meats,
canned vegetables and nearly every
other article of non-perishable foods.
Of course the anticipated famine did
not materialize, and Mr. Wlllougbby
wns left with his stores on his hands.
He might have disposed of them, but
that would have meant admitting his
mistake, nnd so kept them. For twen
ty-three years, according to a well-au
thenticated report, he has fed bis fam
ily and his guests on the uftermatli of
his centennial stock, and when com
pany came there was great rejoicing
In the family, for then the stuff went
faster. At the time of the o'.d gentle
man's death there was still a portion of
It left. Philadelph:n Becord.
KtiKlnnd'a Great Writer and Authority
on Art.
John Buskin, the foremost of modern
art critics and one of the most brilliant
contributors to the pages of English
literature, who died recently in London,
began his artistic year with efforts In
pictorial art. He was not eminently
successful, however, but his studies and
practice grounded him In the fundamen
tals and thus thoroughly qualified blm
for the splendid work In criticism which
ultimately spread his fame throughout
the world. Ills first published work
was his well-known defense of Turner
aud modern English land-scape painting,
-which was subsequently enlarged Into
the standard volume known ns "Modern
Painters," which appeared In 1843. His
'.heorles were strenuously opposed by
A Large Bocklng-Stone.
Buenos Ayres seems to have the
largest "rocklng-stone" yet discovered.
It is situated on the slope of the moun
tain of Tandll, In the southern part of
the province, and measures 00 feet long
by lb feet broad, and Is 24 feet high.
Its bulk Is 5,000 cubic feet, and It
weighs at least twenty-five tons. Nev.
ertheless, it Is so beautifully poised that
a single person can set It rocking. When
the wind blows from the southeast, the
stone, which Is pyramidal In form,
sways to and fro on Its foundation like
tho branches of a tree.
weather Is cold, becomes always larger.
It builds out from tho edges, and lu a
few hours It will Increase many feet In
diameter. So much for the broad and
sleepy flow of the Mississippi.
It is nnother sot of Ice floe that floats
on the Missouri, r-r the Missouri Is nn
other sort of river. Where the Missis
sippi flows from two to three miles an
hour nt a normal current velocity, the
Missouri Is racing along seven nnd eight
miles, nnd, while the Mississippi Is
sweeping evenly and smoothly, the Mis
souri Is rushing, swirling and cutting
up after the fashion of the famous wa
ters that fall at Lodorc.
So tho floes of the Missouri nre
whirled and ground one against the oth
er until they are round ns a wheel
every one of them, and half of them
spinning one way, and the balance the
other. They rarely get larger than four
feet In diameter, and the major portion
of them are not more thnn three. Con
stant grinding upon their edges builds
up a cornice of white, powdered Ice,
nnd, like little Ice plates that would
hold water, and looking for all the
world like 10,000 oyster patties migra
ting to the sea, they go bobbing and
spinning along In the prettiest of processions.
Antiquity or Chess.
Although the origin of chess Is en
shrouded In considerable mystery, there
Is but little doubt that Its birthplace
was In India, and that It Is an offspring
of a game called Chaturnnga, which Is
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family. Tho estate was ttitiri
ed to the grnr.lng of sheep, d!
enJiind HtiitesuiniiMlilh t Itln l ,
....... lu I. ..II.,. II. - ' II
lllllll in la-nil 111 II Hlleep, ft.
Into Iiiih now been divided Into
dred or more prosperous Hm0J1
nnd where there was on,-,, 0W'C
Mr Ocorue (Ircy, I.riidrr of nil Anatrul
iirIiiii Kipr.lltlon, Wulka Miinjr Mllra
t. l'r.uuro llrln for III Hick Mild
Inciiimcl tntcd Fill timer.
drill or more proHporoii um ;1
family tlii-io Is uow a i,,,,,,,,, ,,'Kf:
"New 'enlanil's Intent oTp(.rt
not lis least Important. It ii(r5a
nn in ii'uui til IHIWU1IMI Mill
uoi as pauper, nut as piiiinioi,fn
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t-1,7 nv u tin mm iH'l'll III llifi
An explorer's life Is often a lino rec
ord of determination, solf-sacrlllce and
Indifference to danger. Seldom, how
ever, duos one hear n slnry more heroic
than Hint or au expedition undertaken has nn Income of less than situ.
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III AllRiriiWHin I'J i?n ii-i"ij,ii " in i-iiiiiirii in u cilnlou or n t
nrtorwiini uocaiiio one oi uir nim-m - i h ijunrii-r u nay. rum in iui m
loiilal governors in tne nrmsii service,
twenty-five years, niut In u
Mere Is the story, told by hi biogra
Sir (leorgo hud arranged to inako n
doMit of supplies uti Hornier Island, and
had then continued his explorations. A
terrible storm came up. and as the
food supply was giving out, the party
Sir (ioorgo bud a dread lest the galo
might have ravished the stores lu hi
absence. Accordingly he took only one
or two of his people with htm. and
went, full of anxiety, to (bo spot where
the provision bad been burled.
"O (Jod. we nre nil lost!" That was
the wall for Sir George's ears as the
spade made It clour that tho food stuffs
had been scattered by the storm. It
was almost tho pronouncing of the sen
tence of death upon the party, lu a
desert country nnd far from civiliza
"1 hadn't nu hour to lose." Sir (Ioorgo
says, "so back we hurried. I delivered
tho news, counseling calmness nnd
courage. We must endeavor to mnke
Perth In tho whale-boats. It was a for
lorn ehnuee."
The boats strained In n boisterous
sea, and ultimately flung the voyagers
ashore three hundred miles from Perth
three hundred miles of a parched,
barren waste.
For a little while fair progress was
made, then strength declined through
want of food and water. Sir (ieorge
sought courage and consolation In the
dog-en nil New Testament which ho
had In his knapsack. The hymns his
mother hnd taught him came back Into
his head and heart, (rue comforters.
A small company only were lit to trav
el. Sir (leorge pushed on with these In
order to send back relief to those un
equal to the sally. It wns the perish-
lug to the rescue.
A bin!, shot, wns welcome ns manna
from heaven, and n muddy wntor-bole
was the sweetest of discoveries. Dew
was eagerly licked from shrubs and
reeds. Lips grew black, tongues swol
len, eyes wild, and the hoioJess cry
was: "Water, or wo die!'
The native guide schemed to lead Sir
George from the others, bogging, when
discovered, "les. we two may lie saved
ir wc go on; the others nre so weak
that they can't walk." Sir George cock
ed his gun, and the guide led him back
to the party.
A blistering thirst of three days and
two nights! Happily a water-hole not
bereft of moisture was found In tho
nick of time. A few birds flew about
It, but Sir George's baud shook so that
he could take no aim.
How good to lie down and rest for
ever In the parched grass! Yet the Iwt-
ter Instinct asserted itself, aud the sec
ond half of the expedition, far In the
rear, cried for relief. -On! on!
Sir George staggered across tho miles
until, In the goodness of fortune, he
met natives who gave him fowl and
water. He crawled Into Perth, black
with tho sun, haggard from want. Tho
good wife of tho outermost settlement,
where Sir George knocked, seeking re
freshment, took blm for "magic.
"When I spoke to her In English," bo
said, "she looked so surprised that I
n quarter-a day
ii'iiuercr uiriii in emirily t lint)
miii-ii minium ill inner (-iii)iiirli.
iiiKiim-i rci-dgiiiiiiiii or tin. hoiii?
.l'u l-ll-llt ti. I. nil...... I.. ..
bus created." Alnslre s. S
. grf
How lleHuvrd tho I.lvr. f tJbi
l'roretor. Q.
Last winter a party ()f proirJi
were cotllped on the Yaliles j5
Alaska's great glaciers. Imy f)tSIB
nicy iiiiii women nieir way f.J
iieniu iiispuiing every font with!
until it was iteclilcil that the mninJ
Hiiiiiim n,i nil ill ..null, .
" !' ""'I lB0
their number, aoeouipn tiled onitrlS
dog, should endeavor to Mini a Kg
which would lead away from tbiim
dor. b-
Fnrdays the two men wan terMrn,
nature succumbed and they injtfuv
weary and exhausted. Their fi'fij
companion clung to them sndSoj
warmth of hli body was grntff.Jr!
they crouched low with the liitfij
laden wind howling nlxiut iii.-m,
Their scanty stock of tirorisioBiK
well-nigh exhausted, when oneoffl"
suggested sending the dog turlfT)
camp. This was a forlorn lioiw Hi
their only oue. Quickly w riting
made It fast around tho dog's uniM-
encouraged blm to start bak ckT
trail. 5f
The sagacious nnltiinl did nt j-JW
to understand, but after n-H-HtnKc
forts they ioruadcd blm to startiS?.
he was soon swallowed up In tlicri
the mist and the storm.
Two days and nights passed. d
W!l!ftl till llll'fl Mlirflri,t llllffitil mi:
On tho evening of the third day. tfe
nil boM had gone and they tt?&
coming resigned to their fate.
the blinding nnd drifting smw iworfe
the faithful dog. nnd close lielilthl-rfi
came ready hands to minuter to In;
menHo tied In Orlentn literature as In ft.nre(1 8llu m, ,t rm mwiViir,
use fully 2 000 years before the Chris- e lnert,y explnlllca. .c r
tlan era. I-rom India chess spread Into not ..,nllKlC(.. ,vho nro your ,,,
Persia, nnd thence Into Arntiln mwl l. . .. ....... . ...
A Wonderful Floor.
An extraordinary floor has been laid
In tho Loudon Coal Exchange. It Is
constructed of Inlaid wood, and tho
pieces are arranged so ns to represent
the mariner's compass. Some of tho
slabs of wood, of which there nre alto
gether 4,000, have Interesting historical
associations. Thus the one forming the
haft of the dagger In the city corpora
tion arms Is a portion of a tree planted
other art critics, and In the second edi
tion of "Modem Painters" he replied to
them. This work was warmly received
both In Europe nnd America and cstab
llshed his fame as a writer. Temporari
ly leaving the subject of painting, he
turned his attention to architecture and
his next two volumes, "Seven Lamps of
Architecture" and "Stones of Venice,"
Increased his reputation and mndo his
fame as critic secure. Volume after
volume rapidly appeared. Ho was a
prodigious worker. In addition to his
books he wns a frequent contributor to
newspapers and periodicals and he soon
became one of the most popular lec
turers In England. Ills services to art
wero recognized by his appointment ns
lecturer nt Cambridge lu 1807 aud ns
Slade professor of the line arts at Ox
ford In 1870.
During his long nnd brilliant career,
by Peter the Great, when he worked as -,-, , chCllg0 Trb many' gub;
a shipwright at Deptford. Jt.cts eIlgigl,(1 Mr JlU8ila atcnti"a
besides those pertaining to art In Its
Beaudelalre, tho French poet, used , , , , f " ,no oppor-
to dye his hair green, nnd wore winter V"!,1 M of V lec lV:es varlou8
garments lu summer and summer gar- ",',, 8 ,D B"'ea ,uuo- n oiner
f...u i ,..if, ir. i.. . J Public, occasions to treat subjects of n
of throwing flower pots nt windows !,)n0Mil:t0,n0mlM, P!,,loJ?Pu1lca
opposite for the pleasure of hearing ' ?n Thoush not always or
thpm iironk. tbodo:t ln tlie8e directions and some-
umua mjyiavucuuie, me ueauty or hl-
Persia, and thence Into Arabia, aud ul
timately the Arabs took It to Spain nnd
the rest of Western Europe. The game
was lu nil probability Invented for the
purpose of Illustrating tiie nrt of war.
Tho Arab legend upon this point Is that
It was devised for the Instruction of a
young despot by his father, a learned
Brahman, to teach him that a king,
notwithstanding his power, was depen
dent for safety upon bis subjects. Tho
Greek historians credit the Invention
of the game to Palumedes, who, they
claim, devised It to beguile tho tedium
of the siege of Troy during the Trojan
told, she brewed Sir George tho most
delicious cup of tea he ever drank.
Soon relief to the expedition was scur
rying across tho plains,
Gn-at Britain wns the first forjin
country to recognise the bellgori-aHP
the Southern Confederacy. Hbedfll,1
on May 13. 18(11. Vf
Just when the dny liecnuie illnSf
Into hours Is not known. uorliW
process explained. The Greeks fl'"(
mans measured time by the wati rfSl
and the sun dials. The hourglass, ffi
wnu sand, wns the outgrowth of tk&
vessels, from which the water uTInffj
through tiny openings. ilu
The most curious street pavcniftt
the world Is Hint which has n-cttfl
been put down In Lyons, France. ijH
of glass, the blocks being about Hj
Inches square, each made mi of ililg,
smaller blocks. The glass tWj
are so tightly flttid together UTS
water cannot pass between thcin. gfl
a pavement glass Is said to have gmto-
resistance than stone. It Is a poorchc
due-tor of cold, aud Ico will uot fwi
upon It. fa
A brood of five nestling spam!
hnwks has furnished Dr. B. W. iig
feldt somo curious results. The wjjn
wero so graduated In size that It r
penred the female must have InlilfA'.
eggs nt regular Intervals, proWfi
three or four days opart, ami that his
Tho Normandy Barber.
There's a proverb which Insinuates
that "travelers' tales" nre always open
to suspicion. Therefore we do not vouch
for this one, reported by a Paris corre
spondent of the PlttHburg Dispatch, on
the authority of a friend who had Just
visiteu .ormanuy.
Ho tells me that In a little village up
mere ue wus suavcu once by a woman
barber. To moisten the soap sho spat
on It, like a bootblack on his blacking.
"Ie that the us.ual way of making a
lather?" he asked her.
"No," replied the tonsorlal artist, "we
only do that with strangers. That's our
regular way," nnd she pointed to a sis
ter barber who was shaving a pensaut
In an adjoining chair.
My friend looked around and rni n
graceful Illustration of the local fash
Ion. Tho other woman was spitting on
the man' cheeks and moistening the
brush ln that way.
Germany's Commercial Drummers.
Germany has about 00,000 commerl
clnl travelers on tho road aoo days of
tuo year.
In only ono particular are nil women
tho world over, alike; they all Ukn
It's hard to follow tho bent of a mon'
mind when ixt Is la financial straits.
nation commenced Immediately M
the llrst egg was deposited. Still nfl
At the outset of his Journey Sir remarkable was the fact that the Kij
Gcorge had had his sextant, but having alternated, the oldest bird being a rWf
to walk hungry nnd thirsty, he needed the next n female, and so on.
to walk light, and hid the sextant lu a
tree. Death raced him so bard that ho
cased tho burden of keeping lu front
of It by (enring off the lionrds from his
New Testament, nnd throwing them
away. To the Word Itself he clung to
the last
According ton computation thereiTI
nt present not less than 110,000 looxSl
tlves In operation In tho wholo uafl
Pew Zealand Leads the World In Hoi v
I n if the. I'rolilciu.
"New Zealand Is far ahead of the oth
er colonies of Australasia, aud, lu fact,
of any other country In tho world with
which I am acquainted, In Its treatment
of the unemployed. It has a well-con-
sldcred plan lu actual operation, by
which the unemployed nre gathered up
in cities, nt Government labor bureaus.
ami are forwarded to ono point or an
other, whero they nre wanted on Gov
ernment railroads or other public
works. At theso points they nro not
kept In camps to bo scattered again
when the work Is through, but they are
usslgned farms, and their work Is so
arranged that they work alternately
il r-a .
lor me uovcrnment nnd on the r own
land. The Government advances them
funds to clear their land and to build
themselves homes. In all parts of thn
viz., lu Europe (VI.OOO, America 40,!
AhIii ftfUMI. Australia ' (MWI niut Af.t"'
, In Europe England has the gmJJ
est number of locomotives, I. e., lW-rf,
Then follow Germany with iMiy.
eniiiitn ...III. II fUWI A i.ul.ln I IttnfiH
with 5.000, Italy with 4,000, ItW
with 3,500. Belgium with 2.000, Bl
with 2.000, Holland with 2,000,
Switzerland with 000 locomotives.
Tho Army "Unit.'
We hear a good deal about "units
tho British army, nnd It Is not aim;
easy to know what It means.
When an army that Is, several W!
corps Is lighting, the unit iiicaM
army corps.
When nn army corns Is fighting,
.... I L I.. .. , ..t
mm is i ue uivision, or ono-wiiru iu
corps. IK
When a division Is lighting, the
means a brigade, or one-half of IK
When a brigade Is fighting. Um !
means a battalion, or one-fourth of
Usually, howover, n unit Is u
colony the pennlless-out-of-work Is by '"I"!1 0,lt' ot tho f(,llowllK'
this system being converted Into fi A bnt,nllo of In fan try-1.000 men.
thrifty land owner. A "limdron of cavalry 100 nii'it.
"It Is not to tho uuemnloved nlnnn
that tho Government gives land. It
has entered upon a deliberate policy of
breaking up tho largo estntes which
wero formed In tho early days, it pur
chases theso estates, If tho owners nro
willing to sell; If not, It condemns
them. Tho land Is then Improved with
roads, properly BUl'VeVCd. ntWl I. fnanM
, , , - . ... ivaviu
iu Biiitui larnis.
A hntterv of nrtlllnrv rIk irillis,
A company of mounted Infnntry-I
A company of engineers, of the ar;
service corps, and of other ncccssofj
France's Great lYtll-
Now Yenr's Day Is tho great
of tho year In France, not
"A Bnnnln.n,, , i, . . . fllUrU UCIlUUIUinilCCB OV" n-
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