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1 TWO OF THE %
§ QUEEREST CRAFT *
J EVER CONSTRUCTED. §
l(mr vteki ago there wu launched
tM the itrdi of the Columbian Iron
Weeks, of Baltimore, the Argonaut, »
looking submarine craft, which
fNi ee wheels like e wagon.
This eeseel, which is the invention
tm Baltimorean, Simon Lake, is, as
as iatontions and appearance are
—earned, unique. It is intended for
scunmenrcflal work, including the ex
nlera'Joa of the bottom of rivers,
rakes, bays end even sene, for treasure,
—king end other purposes of a kin
The vessel presents « curious ap
pearance. The cigar-shaped hull has
two big iron wheels attached to it near
the hew. These wheels are about as
large ee en ordinary cartwheel, anil
are mt solid metal. The edges of the
wheels ere corrugated and oogged like
ft— es a cogwheel. A smaller wheel
4t n similar character b attached to
fta boat at the stem, Tbs whsels ere
Intended ft e-uM* the t> run
aim ug oyi? the 1 —* ♦ riic.u au-x
•Cher bodies of water, the propeller of
the vessel enpplyiag the necessary mo
tive ptwer. The boat will be so ar-
the divers can come in anil
tool of the vessel while she is on
i bottoms es rivers.
The Argouat, says the Kevtark
Journal, Is thirty-six feet long anil
nine feet in dinmeter.bnilt M steel sad
strongly ribbed, to resist the water
Pwsks She is propelled along die
bittern by an else trie motor taking
entrant from a powerful storage bet-
▲ strong electrio searchlight Is lo
entedln the bow, capable of lighting
np a pathway in front of the craft as
she more# along the bed of the ocean,
lienees ars also arranged to project a
beam of light to either side of the
'boat** that objects may be seen in
the vicinity of the vessel as she posse*
Her speed is estimated to be about
eight miles on hoar on the surfaoo end
nboat ire mils# on the bottom. She
will have in electric storage capacity
ter ana of aboat 2000 miles. The
erew will consist of s captain, on en
gineer nad four diver*. It is claimed
thet see man can handle her if neoes
Whan not engaged in saving valn
ablee from wreaks along the coast, she
in to m on the snrfsoe of the een with
Iter string of barges like aingboot end
her tow. She is also to sink herself
and hergee to the bottom of the const
and van over the herd sends ns if she
worn n locomotive with n tram of cam.
„ The inventor of the emit propones
te look for some of the 2000 vaseela
sank end the $100,000,000 lost annu
ally at as*. no boat may also bsiiaed
in laying foundation* for piers, light
honasa, bridges, docks, break waters,
etc. Bb* may also maks journeys among
beds of coral and sponge for basis ess
purposes, or to take down scientific
And nliinrn rtrtiAi tor an iaitdi
■ view of old Heptane. The boot is to
fan able tb descend to a depth of 800
foot or more, and is to be sank or
mUad at the will of the operator,
Tho Argonaut will moke her trial
trip In the Ohesopcalcs Bay daring
the BUti few weeks. Probably the
first vessel that the inventor will at
tempt I# find Is ths Hsw Bra which
dews off Asbnrv Pork. V. X.. in
IMh with aOOpsasngsrs node large
Another queer ersft which electric-
Apbne stade possible, and which la
vaster Knapp, who eometrueted It* be*
Npveo trill rovolatioaiao the speed of
and ioemtaialy 4 novelty, though not
the ficat of Us MnC *
Owing to the strange aotare of flu
Orth# water. Hedeobt mmyol&sm
expected to see the boat disappear out
of eight below the waves, but in this
1 they were disappointed. Preparatory
to the branching the huge bulk of
cylindrical steel rested on stocks about
ten feet beck from the' edge of the
1 slip, and in order to launch her slides,
1 well greased with soft soap, were built
from the stocks to the edge of the
water. When all was ready planks
were removed until the cylinder was
held by but a single support, and at a
Siren signal this was knocked away.
lowly the cylinder started down the
soapy incline, end then, moving n lit.
tie faster, it leaped into the water with
a great splash. The woven it canned
1 leaped high on the opposite side of the
. slip and the crowd there was vary
1 freely sprinkled. Over end over the
> craft rolled until she touched the op-
I posits side of the clip, and whan all
> was quiet on the water it was seen that
1 she drew but a little ever two feet of
I Tae craft just launched is but a trial
ship. Hr. Knapp's ideal for passen
ger service wonld be about 150 feet in
diameter and nearlyßoofeet long, with
engines that would make 600 revolu
tions a minute. The trial boat iaonly
twenty-two feet in diameter and 100
feet long, and topers to fifteen feet, so
that eaoh end is kept well out of the
water. As it is a passenger boat it
will be the strangest ever floated. The
passengers will be on a platform on
the Inside, swinging from the shaft,
with the wheels of ths engine gravitat
ing against the inside of the cylinder.
The paddles which will propel the ship
will be fastened ia rows on ths out
side of the cylinder.—New York Jonr-
Sketch or She Career at the dreet Bas
al** XsfsUrtssd Social Kefanner.
Count Lyof Niekolaivitoh Tolstoi,
the most prominent of the Russian
OOUHT TOLSTOI. •
.j, , „ M n . 1 , 7 .
MnrtHata, to «Im a *o«Ul roforai«r.
HU (rMt noMtor fM SMor Tolatoi.
Am frUod of Frtftf AA Otml Th#
jMrihor of "Abu Kinolu" to mcw
Marty wm*. "Am* Iwi^m m to
’/r ’ ‘ --ill • ' • * A ’
pronounced Tolstoi’s masterpiece. Os
Anna herself George Meredith eaye
she lathe most perfectly depleted fe
male character in all fiction. Tolstoi
believes in fta literalness es fta
THE HOUSE OK WHEELS.
words of Jesne. He bold* that the
• only rale of life is the precise living
up to the maxims of the Sermon on
the Mount. As a youth Tolstoi at
tended the University of Kazan, and
at they age of twenty-three he entered
the army and went with his brdther to
the Caucasus. He fought in the Cri
mean War, and at its close resigned
his commission and devoted himself
to literature. One of his earliest
works, “War and Peace,” is most ap
praised by Russians. It deals with
the invasion of Russia by Napoleon.
Sinoe he brought out "Anna Karenina”
in 1878 Tolstoi has given himself np
to social .problems, with the hope of
supplying mankind with a better
morel irad religious philosophy then
that which now obtains in the world.
"Kreutxer Sonata” appeared in 1890,
presenting a certain theory of morals
which so shocked some eminent
Christians in America that it was
"raided” by the authorities. In 1892
Count Tolstoi finished his autobio
fnrohy, which, with fcto dtorto*. b* d*-
A Btrlih dm mukm • lfrtof by
biMdiag goto for Tlri—ottonl rti
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’ TRAVELING IN A HOUSE ON WHEELS.
. A ramnys Km* end Xwnt terns?
[ tmil the Continent.
1 A house on wheels is on its way to
! New York City, Wb'lo at Morris rill f*,
IN. i\, toe owner, M. JfcL A. Laskey,
said he had traveled from Port Ange
les, Wash. A cyclometer attached to
a wheel gave the distance covered as
The house is occupied by a man and
wife and five children, two of whom
were born on the road. The bouse is
twelve feet long and six feet high and
is entirely home-made. Inside are a
folding table, a camp stove, a high
chair, rocking chair, folding bed sod
The family left Port Angeles on
March 22, 139 ft, mad has been on the
road ever sinoe.
RIDING A SEA MONSTER.
.Florida Bojs Have Fun With II age Sea
Florida boys have one kind of ex
citing sport which the young, folks of
more northern lauds know little
about. It eonaisls in catching the
huge sea turtles which frequent the
bays along the Southern coasts of
Florida. The turtles,-from which is
made the green turtle shop so familiar
to restaurant fare, are confined by the
fishermen in huge pens or "turtle.
A HUD or xhx mu.
crawls,’* consisting of fcnees extend
ing from the shore out into the water.
When the fisherman -wan to a great tur
tle for market one of the boys, .whose
shiny brown body is stripped bare,
stands in the prow of the boat as* it
is pushed from the shore. He watches
intently, and presently he sees one of
the big turtles taking a nap on the
clear white sand es the bottom. He
dive# quickly, and, swimming down
from behind, seises the turtle firmly
by the shell. Os course the turtle
wakes up snd like a booking broncho
begins to dash and plunge wildly
about, seeking to throw its plucky
rider. Not succeeding in this, it darts
quickly to the surface, where the boy
gets his first breath. Then down
again it goes tearing through the
water and beating the foam with its
flippers. But its rider never lets go
for a moment, and presently the great
turtle grows exhausted, and the bay,
by lifting on the front end of the
shell forces it to the boat, where it is
qntekly loaded aboard and taken away
to market It is great sport, snd the
boys enjoy it as mnoh as our Western
beys like a lively young poky to ride.
The VMr— Ck* Hold of a Saaks.
Ex-Representative Harvey Horner,
of Snmner County, is a snake tamer
and usually can-fas around with him in
hia pocket a live bull snake with
whteh he makes lots of fan. A pick -
pocket “touched” Homer nt the air*,
one at Wichita Monday and happened
to get his hand Into the pooket where
the snake was kept.' The shook made
frim scree-u and Horner held Idm un
til the polios arrived. —Kansd* City
Times. . .
In ths Forth Bridge there Is a
horlsontal poll of 10,000 teas oaths
chief spans, and a weight of 100,000
tons on their birrs Half a dossa
British iron el ads might ha hang upon
ftass without musing any onffa# 1
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WOWPB OF WiaftOM.
None but ths brave deserve the fair.
God tampers the wind to the shorn
Better three hours too soon than on#
min * too late.—Shakespeare.
Cultured and fine manners an
svsrywhers a passport to regard.—
A truly elegant testa is generally ac
companied with exoellenoy of heart.—
There is one body that knows more
than anybody, and that ia everybody.
The trnly valiant dare anything ex*
eept doing any other body an injury.
—Sir P. Sidney.
Negligence is the rust of the soul ,
that corrodes through all her best re
Where there is mneh pretension,
much has been borrowed; nature never
The two great movers of the humaa
mind are the desire of good and the
fear of evil.—Johnson.
A good word ia an easy obligation;
but not to speak ill requires only one
silence, which costa us nothing.—Til
Evil events eome from evil causes.;
and what we suffer, spring, generally,
from what we have done—Aristo
When we read, we faury we could
1 be martyrs; wuen we come to ASi", ;v<
'■ eaanot bear a provoking word.—Han
nah More. '
j Many a man who now lacks shoe
leather wonld wear golden spurs if
knighthood were the reward of worth.
| Remember that your will is likely
to he crossed every day, and be pre
pared for it by asking only for Cod’s
A woman should never accept a lor
-1 er without the eonseat of her heart,
nor a husband without the consent of
her judgment.—Ninon do I’Enolae.
The dignity of women consists in be
ing unknown to the world. Her glory
is the esteem of her husband; her
pleasure the happiness of her family.
There is nothing sadder than to look'
at dressy old things, who have reached.
the frozen latitudes beyond fifty, and
who persist in appearing in the airy
costume of the topics.—Frederick
t The measure of manhood is the de
gree of skill attained in the art of car
rying one’s self so as to poor forth*
upon men all the inspirations of lpve
and hope, and to ‘invoke good even'
from the meanest and wickedest es
mankind.—W. I>. Hillis.
We are always inspired, hut ws in
cessant] y stifle the inspiration. God
does not cease to speak; but the noise
of the creatures without and of our
passions within confuses us snd pre
vents our hearing. We mast alienee
every creature, including self, that ia
the deep stillness of the soul we may
perceive the ineffable voice.—Pension.
A VMMsi Cit Fainter.
In a beautiful house in Brands
there lives an old lady, Mms. Hen
rietta Bonner,-whose work has won
her fame and money, lake Bean
Bonheur, she is so animal painter,
but instead of horses and cows, has
specialty is eats. In the early part of
the century her father, Joseph Au
gustus Knip, was well known in Ami*
stordam ss a flower and landscape
painter, and' educated his daughter in
art, according to the Chicago Record.
Her destiny was to be that of a per- -
trait painter, but she never liked it-'
and determined to study animals. At
the age of sixteen she exhibited it‘<
Dusseldorf the picture of *'A Cat In
the Window,” which attracted much
attention, bnt the piotnre which mad,*,
her reputation was "The Friend of
Man,” a canvas six feet by sight,, rep
resenting an old man weeping over
' the death of one of his dags, which'”
had been mad for drawing a earl
Very soon afterward she turned hs| •
attention to oats, aud aha has pointed *■
every form and attitude and oharoctar.
and kind of eat and kitten. Ths usual
way that she works is by placing a ,
eat in a glass ease mads for thepqrpoee,
with cushions whiohßrfits the anttftsl '
to a natural position. Although sev
enty-three years of age, Mms. Bon*
ner looks twenty years younger, save
for her snowy white hair. What is
most strange is ths feet that one never'
sees a eat at Mme. Bonner’s. When
ever aha wants to paint one she ha* a
model brought to her.
CUmi K«j>r byßleetHvttF.
Electricity now supplies the power
lot ringing the chimes in Gnoe
Ghuroh, New York, sod fta curfew
hymn is played by an antomatia •ar
rangement breaking the ourrent. to;
huge magneto connected with fta big
bells, the largest weighing 8000
W*** ; -• *
ftMto tows to Ftoraera.
/Victoria, Australia, bae inaugurated
an offlelal loan office. Smell loans np
to n maxiiSnm of '4KAW are to A*
granted to farmers end others to ft
obis thorn to improve their boldiara,
The loans will beer interest at five par
ocmt The money will be pftfM
tram the stfrings bfnkfc