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s THE RED
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9 TRAIL 3
Toward the end of June, 18.M, a well
rcounted traveler, carefully wrapped up
Id lin thick fold ot sarape, raised to
hi eyes, was follow Ins oue ' tn wwt
ircoli.'toua slopes of the Sierra of tho
tlVind river, at uo great distance from the
source of the Orcen riier, that ureal
Western Colorado whlcli pour Its waters
Into the (Julf ot California.
It was about evea In the evening; the
trateler rode along, shivering from the
effect of an Icy wind which whistled
mournfully through the canyon. All
round had assumed a saddening aspect
In the vacillating moonbeams. He rode
on without hearing the footfall ot his
horse, a It Ml on the wludlng sheet of
mow that coTcred the landscape; at times
the capricious windings of the tract ho
was following compelled blm to pass
through thickets, whose branches, bent
by the weight of snow, stood out before
blm like gigantic skeletons, and struck
each other after ho had ray1 with a
Tho traveler continued his journey,
looking anxiously on both sides of him.
His horse, fatigued by a long ride, stum
Wed at crery step, and in spite of the
repeated encouragement of Its rider seem
ed determined to stop short, when, after
turning an angle In the truck. It sudJenly
entered a large clearing, where the close
growing grass formed a circle about lorty
jard in diameter and the verdure formed
a cheery contrast with the whiteness that
"Heaven be praised!" the traveler ex
claimed In excellent French, "here li a
spot where I can camp for to-night with
out any excessive Inconvenience."
While thus speaking the traveler had
topj-d his borne and dismounted. Ills
first attention was paid to his horse, from
which be removed the saddle and bridle,
aan which be covered with his sarape, ap
pearing to attach no Importance to the
cold, which was, however, extremely se
Tcre In these elevated regions. So soon
as It was free the animal, in spite ot Its
fatigue, begnu bronting heartily on the
Pm, and thus reassured about hi com
panion, the traveler becan thinking about
making arrangement for the night.
It wis uo easy task to find dry firewood
at a spot almost Snuded ot trees, nnd
who soli, covered with snow, except
In the clearing, allowed nothing to be
distinguished; but the trateler was pa
tlmt, he would not be beaten, and within
an hour be had collected sufficient wod
to feed through the night two such fires
as he proposed kindling.
"Ah! ah." said the traveler, "the fire
will do, so now for supper."
Then tumbling In the double pockets,
which travelers always carry fastened to
(tie saddle, he took from them all the re
quisite elements of a frugal meal ; that I
to say, pctnailean and taaJo, or mat
dried In the sun. At the moment when,
after shutting op Ids alforga. the trav
eler raised bis head to lay his meat on
the embers to broil, he stopied motion
less, with widely opened mouth, and It
was only tbrouga a mighty strength of
will that he suppressed a cry of surprise
and possibly ot terror. Although no sound
had refilled his presence, a man, leaning
on a long rifle, waa standing motionless
liefore him and gaxlng at him with pro
At once mastering the emotion he felt,
the traveler carefully laid the tassajo on
the embers, and then without removing his
rye from this strange visitor, be stretched
out his arm to grasp ul riue, wmie say
log In a tone of the most perfect Indif
ference: "Whether friend or foe, you are wel
come, mate. Tin a bitter night, so If you
are cold, warm yourself, and If you are
hungry, eat. When your nerves have re
gained their elasticity and your body Its
usual strength we will have a frank ex
planation, such as men of honor ought to
The stranger remained silent for some
seconds; then, after shaking bis head sev
eral times, said In a low and melancholy
voice, as If speaking to himself:
"Can any human being really exlt In
who heart a feeling of pity still re
mains?" ".Make the trial, mate," the traveler an
wered, "by accepting without hesitation
my hearty offer. Two men who meet In
the desert mukt b friend, unless private
reasons make them implacable enemies.
Hit down and eat."
This dialogue had been held In Spanish,
a language the stranger spoke with a
facility that prated his Mexican origin.
He seemed to reflect for a moment and
then Instantly made.up his mind.
"I accept," he said, "for your voice Is
too Nynipathlzlng and your glance too
frank to deceive."
"That In the way to speak," the trav
eler said gaily. "Hit down and eat with
out further delay."
The stranger smiled sadly. The two
men then attacked with no ordinary vigor
the provision placed before them. The
general appearance of the stranger was
most wretched and his ragged clothes
icarce covered bla bony, fleshlcss body;
while bla pale nd sickly features were
rendered more aad and gloomy by a thick,
disordered beard that fell on bl chest.
jj, eyei, Inflamed by fever and sur
rounded by blsck circles, glistened with a
ombre Are. HU weapons were In as bed
i.in his clothes, yet there was
I him aometulng gmnd and sympathetic
which aroused sot only pity but also
so nobly endured. This man. In short,
ere- he fell so low, must have been great,
either In virtue or In vice; but assuredly
there was nothing common alwut him
and a mighty heart beat In his bosom.
There was a rather long alienee, during
which the two men Indulged In thought.
The wind howled fiercely over their head.
the eddying snow was piling up around
them and the echoes of the canyons seem
ed to utter notes of complaint. It was a
horrible night. Ileyond the circle of
light produced by the flickering flame of
the watch fire all burled In dense
"Now that the Ice Is broken between
u," the traveler said In a friendly voice,
"for we have been sitting at the same
fire and have eaten together the moment
has arrived. I fancy, for us to become
The stranger nodded his head silently.
It was a gesture that could be Inter
preted affirmatively or nrgatlvely, at
"For twenty years I have been trav
ersing the prairies and great savannahs
in every direction, and I shall probably
continue to do so till an Indian bullet
comes from some thicket to stop my wan
derings forever. Towns are hateful to
ate. And now, mate, you know me as
well as I do myself. I will merely add,
in conclusion, that my name among the
white men, my countrymen, la Valentine
(Julllols, and among the redskins, my
adopted fathers, Koutrnepl."
The speech, which the hunter had com
menced in that clear voice and with that
careless accent habitual to him, terminat
ed Involuntarily, under the pressure of the
flood of saddened memories that roe from
his heart, and when he concluded he let
his bond fall sadly on his chest with a
sigh that resembled a sob. The stranger
regarded him for a moment with an ex
pression of gentle commiseration.
"You have suffered," be said; "suf
fered In your lore, suffered In your friend
ship. Your history Is that of all men In
this world: who of us but at a given
hour has felt his courage yield beneath
the weight of grief You are alone,
friendless, abandoned by all, a voluntary
exile, far from I be men who only Inspire
you with hatred and contempt; you prefer
the society of wild, beasts less ferocious
than they, but at any rate you live, while
I am a dead man!"
The hunter started and looked In
amazement at the speaker.
"I suppose you think me mad?" be con
tinued with a melancholy smile; "reas
sure yourself. It Is not so. 1 am In full
possession of my senses, and my thoughts
are dear and lucid. For all that, though,
I repeat to you. I am dead, dead In the
sight of my relations and friends, dead to
the whole world In fine. Mine Is a
strange story, and one that you would
recognize through one word, were you a
Mexican or bad traveled In certain re
gions of Mexico."
"Did I not tell you that for twenty
years I have been traveling over every
Irt of America?" the traveler replied.
"What Is the word? Can you tell it me?1
"Why not? I am alluding to the name
I bore while I was still a living man."
"What Is that name?"
"It had acquired a certain celebrity,
hut I ilonbt whether It baa remained In
"Who knows? Terbap you are mis
taken." "Well, since yott Insist, learn, then.
that I waa called Martial el Tigrero."
"You?" the astonished hunter exclaim
ed. "Why, that Is Impossible!"
"Of course so, since I am dead," the
stranger answered, bitterly.
The Tigrero had let his head fall on
his chest again, and seemed engaged with
gloomy thoughts. The hunter, somewhat
embarrassed by the tum the conversation
had taken, and anxious to continue It,
mechanically stirred up the fire.
"Stay," he said, presently, as he thrust
back with his foot a few embers that had
rolled out; "pardon me, sir, any Insult
which my exclamation may seem to have
contained. You have mistaken my mean
ing, although we have never met, we are
not such strangers as jou suppose, I
have known you for a long time,"
The Tigrero raised his head aud looked
at the hunter Incredulously.
"You?" he muttered.
"Yes, I, and It will not be difficult to
prove It to you."
"What good will It do?" he murmured ;
"what Interest can I have In the fact of
your knowing mo?".
Valentine reflected for a moment, and
then went on as follows;
"Home months ago. In consequence of
circumstances unnecessary to remind jou
of, but which you doubtless bear In mind,
you met at the colony of Ooetralll a
frenchman nnd a Canadian hunter, with
whom you eventually stood on most Inti
"It Is true," the Tigrero replied, "the
Frenchman to whom you allude Is the
Count de I'relol Crance. Oh I I shall
never be able to discharge the debt of
gratitude I bare contracted with him."
A sad smile curled the hunter's lip.
"You no longer owe 'blm anything," he
"What do you mean?" the Tigrero ex
claimed eagerly; "surely the count can
not be dead I"
"II U dead, caballero. lie waa as
sassinated oa the shore of Ocayamas,
his Mood, so treacherously shed, cries for
The hunter hurriedly wiped away the
tears he had been limbic to repress while
sptyklng of the count, and went on In
a tolee choked by the Internal emotion
which ho strove In win to conquer:
"Hut let us, for the present, leave this
rati reminiscence to slumber In our hearts.
The count was my friend, my dearest
friend, more than n brother to me; he
often ske about you to me, and several
times told m- your gloomy history, which
terminated In a frightful catastrophe."
The Tigrero, In a few moments, began
his tmrr.v.lvo as follonsl
"My frleuds must have fancied me
dead. You are aware that I was at
tacked by Hlack Hear Just as I believed
I had saved friends. We fought on the
edge of a pit ami I wn Just about to
finish him when the Comanche war cry
was heard. Startled, I let the Indian go,
he rushed at Ionn Anita, a member ot
the party, who, honevcr, repulsed him.
He fell backward In the direction ot the
pit, clutching me, and down we went to
"(Jo on," the hunter said. "I am listen
ing to you with the greatest attention."
"The Indian was desperately wounded,
and It was a corpse that dragged me
down. The chief was the first to reach
the bottom, and I fell upon his body,
which deadened my fall. I cannot say
how long I remained In this state, but I
fnncy my faint must have lasted two
hours. When I opened -ray eyes again, I
found myself In utter darkness. That
dM not trouble me gTeatly, as I had about
me everything necessary to light a tire.
Within a few moments I had a light, and
was enabled to look about me. I was
Ijlng at the bottom of a species of tin
nel. for the pit grew narrower In Its de
scent. When I reached the floor of the
cavern, I lay for more tlmn halt an hour
on the sand, exhausted, panting, unable
to make the slightest movement. Fortu
nately for me this terrible condition did
not last long, for the refreshing air from
without, reaching ine through the passage
of the cavern, recovered me. The ground
around me was covered with dead bodies,
and there had, doubtless, been a terrible
struggle. I sought In vain for the corpse
of Dona Anita and her father. I breath
ed again, and hope re-entered my heart.
Those for whom I had given my life were
saved. This thought restored my couragr,
and I felt quite a different man. I roe
without any excessive difficulty, and. sup
porting myself on my rifle, went toward
the mouth of the cavern, after removing
my stork ot provision, and taking two
powder horns from stores 1 had previous
ly cached. No word can describe the
emotion I felt when, after a painful walk
through the grotto, I at length reached
the river bank, and saw the sun once
"An hour later, mounted on my good
horse, I bent my step toward houses.
My Journey was a long, one, ami when
I reached Bonora the news I heard al
most drove me mad. Don Hylva de
Toires had been killed In the fight with
the Apaches, a was probably his daugh
ter. For a month I hovered between life
and death. When hardly convalescent, I
dragged myself to the house of the only
man competent of giving me precise In
formation. This man refused to recog
nlte me, although I had been Intimate
with him for many years. When I tol.l
him my name he laughed In my face, and
when I Insisted, he had me expelled by
his neons, telling me that I was mad.
that Don Martial was dead, and I an In
4tor. I went away with rage and de
spair In my heart. After this all my
friend to whom I presented myself re
fused to recognize me, so thoroughly wus
the" re;wrt of my death believed. All the
efforts I attempted to dissipate tils
alarming mistake ami prove tho falsehood
of the rumor were In vain, for too many
persons were Interested In It being true,
on account of my large estates; and also,
I suppose, through a fear of Injuring the
man to whom I first applied the only
living relation of the Torres family. What
more need I tell you? Disgusted In eve-y
way, heartbroken with grief, and recognis
ing the Inutility of the efforts I had made,
I left the town, and, mounting my horse,
returned to the desert, seeking the mot
unknown spots and the most desolate re
gion In which to hide myself."
"Hrother." Valentine said, gently, "you
have forgotten to tell me the name of that
Influential personwho had you turned out
of his house, and treated you as an im
postor. "That Is true," Don Martial answered.
"Ills name Is Don BeUstlan Ouerroro,
and he Is military governor of the prov
ince of Sonora."
"Don Martial." cried the hunter, "you
may thank heaven for decreeing that we
should meet In the desert, In order that
the punishment of Uils man shoiild bo
(To be continued.)
Didn't Wish Co Interrupt.
A husband wan being arraigned In
court In n suit brought by bla wife
"I undurittuiid, Mr," nld tho Judge,
lulilrcHNliii; tlw husband, "that ono of
tho Indignities you havo bIiowctccI upon
your wlfo l that you havo not Hjwken
to her for three yearn. la Hint no?"
"It la, your honor," qu'ekiy annwertt!
"Well, Mr," thundered the Judge,
"why didn't you njK!ak to her, way I
"Hluiply," replied tho husband, "b
camw I didn't want to Interrupt her."
Old Adaico Comes Up,
Creditor (angrily) Bay, when nro
you going to pay Uio 50 you owe mo?
Debtor (calmly) That quory w
mind mo of tho old adage.
Creditor What old adage?
Debtor The one about a fool's abil
ity to ask queatlonj that a wIm du a
!..V- .s -w .fv
Tim .New 1'itriuer,
The I'rvHldcut' address last month
at tho Michigan State Agricultural Col
logo la so clear an expression of the
condition of modern fiiriu life that
it futuru historian may turn to It to
rend our times. All national lenders
tmvo told us that thu farmer la the
backbone of the tuition. Washington
and Jefferson worn farmers, nnd gvsxl
ones. The Illinois that bred Lincoln
was one Mist farm Chicago was then
only n amull town. The rresldent of
to-day, not bred In farm life, although
ho has Iwti n practical ranchman, U
thu llrst to eipress thu unity Iwtweon
farm labor ami all other kinds. The
fanner to hliu la an expert mivlianlc
and tnuluesM man, whoso problems nro
prwlwly tboso of tho workman In the
town, who dojond for suovcm on In
dustrial ond social co-cratlou. lie
must 1st nu educated, aggressive par
ticipant III Vtie turk of life, vuuietliu
HltU the runner of Kurupe, liivlllng
to his workshop of many acres the
most skilful young men, learning from
technical students- and tho pructlcnl ex-jx-rleneu
of Ills neighbor the best that
Is known about his buslneft. uiy
workers, meeting lu tho friction of
vruwdi-d life, have always learned their
craft from ono another. Tho farm
cr has until recently been lu social
and business Isolation. Now ho Is a
citizen of the world, often closer In
iwlnt of time, to tint uenrmt city thau
his grandfather was to the frtrmenc of
tho adjacent town. Tho illrferelico be
tween the townsman and the country
man In educational and Intellectual
opporiunltlcrt nnd In Industrial rcsM)U
i. mi i. vHnl.llf illitilnlstilni!. That
fiuenna tho diminishing of the old rent
or fancied disadvantage of farm life
which drove ambition and Inltlatlvo to
the city for ojnortunlty to sIkhv thorn
solve. The advantage remain anil
IncrMM, for in matter how near ti
gether modern Instrument of unity,
ttx trolley ami telephone, bring city
nnil country, broad acre still remain
broad, and iwxlucn tho condition of
fnu and !udejondeut life. Youth'
Wen! fullrr nnd tlntherer.
WniU nru n constant sourco of
trouble to tho gnrdener, cropping up
quicker than he can nit them down.
nnd Kjxlllug II")
apM-nranoo of the
Inivn. A Massa
chusetts mhn ha
Imciitod nn Imple
ment Intended to
help him solve tin
problem nnd light
en the laNir of
stopping nnd dig
ging up Uio root.
Ntw wiKu tUTrrii It I a combined
weed cutter nnd Kntherer. n ehown In
tho accompanying Illustration. Tho
cutter I Adjustable, nnd I oerated by
n lover which terminate close to the
handlo of tho Implement. Tlw giithorer
Is placed In tho rear of the cuttor. In
front of the cutter nro n pair of smell,
light wheel. It will bo wen that aftpr
bringing tho luiph-mcnt cloo to tho
wood a pull on tho lever I nil that I
required to oiorolo tho cutter. A tho
Implement I pushed on to tho next
apot, fhe weed I gathered up by tlie
rako ond carried on.
Tho grayish black squash bug U
dlilVult to manage, timbering the egg
nnd the old bug eorly lu the n""1"
I lalKirloii but sure. If thoroughly
done. The bug will crawl upon a
piece of Uwrd laid among Ihe ,iui.
and may In gathered nnd caught. Tho
iimi of poisons will do no giid lu the
ease, of the bug, a they do not eat
tlie 'leaves, but pas their I1!
through the outside of the leaf to
miok the Juices, and will not consume
any of tho iliu. lu a aerie of ex
periment In the method of Invent
ing the attack of the squash vine bor
er tlw preventative employed were
kuI green at the rate of half n tea
sjonful to two gallon of water, corn
tubs dlnHit In coal tr. and the kero
sene rmulslon: the application of the
pari green and the kerown e wa n
jioated after etury hard rain until
HeplwnUTi Ihe col wore dipped In
coal tar again mini In three we.
All three of the application seemed to
bo Umertelal, -with rbap a little
something In faior of the corncobs
a Mug cbeaiet and most convenient,
Tim odor of the tar ha no effect cm
the Insect, hut sometime rejol the
moth, causing her to lay her eggs elso-
To CIIe !! lll.
The unfortunalo pig ha always had
the reputation of being the mt un
cleanly animal In exigence, ThU I
not entirely tne
fault of the pig,
a hi environ
ment I generally
h I a cleanliness,
I'lg raiser sel
dom attempt to
give the pig a
bs th. as It I al
to catch and hold
them, even for a
in Tiir.nn insanity
The Ileal Hear to liaise,
It I not tho large log that pay, but
tho ono ttiat make thu largeat quan
Ity of pork In tho shortest tlmo and
on tho nallet amount of food. If a
pig come lu during April he ha
nearly nine mouth during which to
grow by tho end of tho year. If ho
la well bred, nnd from n good atock
of hogs, ho should easily bo mado to
weigh 2S0 !ound during tho nlno
mouth of hU life.
minute. Nevertheless n Missouri
stockman tackled tho problem and sue
reeded In planning .tin apparatus by
which the pig are given n gxl wash
ing Uforo they are slaiighlcnil. It
should also prove equally a useful nt
oIIkt lime. The construction and op
eration of the dipping tank, a It I
railed, will le plainly evident by a
gUnce at tho ncocinpanylng Illustra
tion. Hosting on the ground I tho wa
ter tank, which I connected to nil In
clined Inlet nnd outlet. On the In
cline of the outlet an tiny stair to
assist the pig In ascending. In prri
aratloti for hi "annual" the pig I
forced down thu Incline Into tho water,
nnd If hi common sense doc not di
rect him on the Incline, he I pntdiil
from behind with n bar. In fact, In
time thl derlco may become very
fnshlounblo with pig", aud It would
not be surprising to hear of them tak
ing their dally "dip" lieronfter.
Testing llnlrr (
Tho Illinois station publishes a cir
cular which emphasize, the Import
ance or studying thu production of In
dividual row, nnd csintnlu record for
ono year of eighteen dairy herd lu
Illinois. Including 221 cows.
Tho average year prodiictlpn wn
n.fllO.ttO (Simula of milk nnd 220.(1.1
pound of butterfat.
The best herd ntfrftgrd AWMT
s)imd of butterfat nnd tho poorest
Tho best trn cowa averaged fW.S,7fl
pound of butterfat and tho iworcat
ten 100,-12 pound
It I believed tlmt at least one-thin)
of tho cowa In tho ordinary herd nro
A marked Improvement wn ob
served In herds where grading had
It wn found polb!o to rcmoro five
cow from n herd of ten nnd thuroby
Incroaso tho profit 7.I2 per head,
Cure- o( His lladti.
When tlw hedge plant begin to die
out tho cause may aomutlme bo traced
to lack of plant food. Thero I con
aldcrablo wood removed from hedgo
plant ovcry yenr when thu hedge nro
trimmed, nnd thl annual loss cannot
ho sustained by tho plant miles they
aro (insisted. Apply wood nahoa freely
Absolut KHnltr llerlnred lir Uirrl
.Will In lltlkl,
Anglo Haxon are no prone to lake
emmnmeseuse view a of thing that they
hohl'iui rimlUe Ihe full force of the fa.
miliar salug that all men hate soma
form of madness In Ihein, ) Current
I.llertilure. The secum! Iuforouii u, a
I pointed out by lr. t. H Hatage, tits
eminent Kugllsh alienist, lu a rocout
Lanivt wier, Hint crfeol sanity would
Ik not only undesirable In Itself, bit
from n strictly miiuitlnV jsilnt of view
luistslble. For n perfectly an wr
miu worn such n thing thlukahlo .
would U dull nnd uninteresting
mediocrity, n nonentity, The point tu
seize, howvtor, h Dr. (tavagu lui.
irve upon u, Is that thero rnu be na
comprehensive Idea or derlulllou of In
Miilty, because tho thing doc not
really exist No scientist ran net up
any standard of rationality decrture
from which would ooniprlso or denote
Insanity. One can dlagnoso a can of
typhoid lieeause It I n continued fn
er characterized by a vullar course
of Ihe temperature, by marked abdom
inal symptoms, by nn eniptlou tim
Ihe skin. Hut there Is nothing lu what
dm' by the name of Insanity to further
a diagnosis a that term I undrto
by medical men generally. home
treatises usiu liiMulty prove nothing at
all by prmlng too much, fur they male
wlnile iiathm lii(ne at onre, l'hys.
clans connected with Insanity, a Dr.
Savage nrgues, resemble gardener
rather than l.itanUts. "We classify
for convenience rather than iioii
sclslltlfle basis, tuvalise, In llnt of fartt
no siK'h basis or finality of mode ha at
yet lieeii discovered."
Prrha, add lr Havage, there ti
no iii-ol to wonder at this, sltirv many
have to t' treated a lunatic who
brain and tiervuu system show no
change whatever from the normal
course of what I recognized a sanity,
rufortunately, the Impulse to define
and classify sometime trad to uiUIn
torpretatlon of a deplorable kind. Much,
for example, I tho false view, a Dr.
Hatnge doom It, that every erm of
unsound mind I a lunatic That, he
aays, r "iMMnido-lrgaS" absurdity,
"Obviously there nro many ji'rsoiu of
unsound mind who are neither danger
out to themselves nor to other -why,
therefore, regard thrill a aliens?" The
true dlirtculty, Insist thl distinguished
exert, I that the disease Insanity doe
Hot exlt. Yet one might almost con
clude from Ihe elaborate article In our
leading dally Journals that stn-h n thing
n Insanity I n definitely cstabllslied
Hcutirtc fart, that It I a malady at
definite In It symptom aud urlglu as,
say, cancer or tulierculosls.
liuckwhcat !i n profitable crop and
tb'lvcs on sandy noil. It 1 what may
be termed a BUtiimor grain crop, a tho
seed may bo broadcasted lu Juno aud
tho crop harvested beforo frot. It I
grown as a green mauurlal crop, or for
tho grain. It provide an abundant
forage for bee when In blossom,
though Bomo do not claim tho honey
therefrom to ho of tho highest quality,
Doing of rapid growth, buckwheat
crowd the weed and provent them
from growing, and a It shades the soil
It Is regarded a one of tho best crops
that can be grown for that purpose.
Among tho peculiar product of Man
churia, which nro becoming bettor
known to tho outsldo world since thu
opening of that country, li "wild allk,"
produced by nn lnect named Antherooo
pernyl, whlcli Uvea upon the Mongoli
an oak leave In noutlienatcrn Manchu
ria. The annunl production for a few
year past I estimated at 10,000,000 co
coon. In Hhantung thl allk I manu
factured Into pongee.
The Ilelglan at potato eater far
outstrip the Irlh,
ABTH0N0MY FOIt LANDSMEN.
Ilntv n Wnleh nr t'lnrk Mr e Ilea!
nlalsd lr Cllissrtlnsr Sine.
When some Investigator innkii Hie
"discovery" that the jmiiits of the "om
pass ran ho approximately determined
by looking at tho sun and ulug a
wnlcii to show the division of the
plnno It I apt to go the round of the
pros a something very lumbar. If ,
thl discoverer word sulllclently coo
versaut with the principle of naviga
tion Jo note for tho public benefit that
tho running of a watch or clock umy
lo regulated by observing a star ho
might confer some practical ln'tlt.
Thl I n very simple thing to do and
might bo of great ute lu a country
plant whero accurate time I not nl
wny obtainable, hut nil that I noco
snry I n fixed location on tho earth'
aiirfaro and any old thing In tho way
of a timepiece.
Cliooso a south window fruit) which
any other fixed ilnt comixirnlliely
near and high, such a n chimney, sldo
of a building, etc., may bo soon. To
tho tide of n window fasten a ptrco of
card having a small l.olo In It, mi that
by looking through tho hole with oun
eyo toward thu rdgu of Uio elevated ob
ject nouio nxed star may bo seen
Watch tho progress of tho tar, ami
thu Instant It vanishes behind tho fix
ed point tho observer mutt note tho ex
act time I dlsnppo.ir. Watch the
anuio itnr tho following night, nnd It
will vanish behind tho name object
Just thrcii minute nnd llfty-slx sec
onds sooner. If tho timepiece mnrk
0 o'clock when tho star dlsupcar on
night It should Indicate throe mlnutcn
and llfty-Nlg second lea, than I) tho
following night. If several cloudy
night occur together, follow tho llmt
observation nnd deduct tho product
from clock tlmo to llud thu tlmo tho
ntnr will pas. Marine Journal,
Wireless telegraphy and horseless car
Are a novel pair of wonder that pen'1"
Hut there' a new Invention stranger ytt
We'ro referring to tho gunless Htate ot
"Hnyo you noticed Hint lit automo
bile omit a rapid nuccesalou of oxplo
"Yo, and It smokes as well ns,
'chooa,'" Cleveland Plain Dealer,