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According to the Express, London
had a day of" "blaring sunshine' June
14, which "sent the temperature up to
Sheen; ess, EngfanuY though an im-
porta nt -r.av.il station and a town of
more than 15,000 inhabitants, does not
possess a single telephone.
Rasa Wedsted, the Finnish giantess,
of Helslvig'fors, has now reached the
height of seven feet two inches. She
is twenty-four years old and is still
A bee that works only , at night is
found in the jungles of India. It is an
unusually large insect. The combs are
ofteu six feet long, and from four to
six inches thick.
The Prince jf Monaco, ,a devotee of
deep-sea curiosities, has found lum
inous shrimps living at great depth,
where all is dark.- . When put in an
aquarium they lose their light-giving
While a small engine weighing fifteen
tons, used by the railway contractors,
was crossing the Victoria Falls bridge
just after nightfall it ran over some
thing on the line, says South Africa.
The driver pulled up to ascertain the
nature of the obstacle, and was con
siderably surprised to find an enormous
leopard lying terribly injured between
the rails. The brute expired in a few
moments. It measured eight feet in
length, and a marvelous feature of the
incident is that the engine was not de
railed. In an address delivered before the
' Section of Anthropology of the Ameri
can Association for the Advancement
of Science, Mr. E. L. Blackshear main
tains the proposition that the scarcity
, of islands, peninsulas and bays alon
most of the coast line of continental
Africa has directly exerted a profound
influence on the character of the inhab
itants of Africa, by isolating them
rfrom all the great world movements of
history. Deprived of the stimulus of
commercial and maritime influences,
they have remained stationary and dor
mant with regard to the organic life of
the human species.
His Sunday at Home.
An Atchison man who was compelled
to spend yesterday at home because of
the rain ha I neglected to lay in a sup
ply of newspapers, and had to fall
"back upon his wife's kind of reading
matter to kill time. At 11 o'clock he
picked Tip her favorite. When she
called him to dinner at 1 o'clock she
noticed a wild glare in his eyes. He
ato in silence, putting olive oil in his
coffee and sugar on his cucumbers,
put still she suspected nothing. He
returned to his reading after dinner,
and at 4, when she was sitting in a
chair near him reading "The Dreams
of Gladys," and thinking how lovely it
was to have a rainy Sunday and her
husband all to herself, giving him op
portunity to read what she liked and
to discuss it with her afterward, he
suddenly gave a loud yell, threw down
the book, grabbed her by the hair and
tried to cut her throat with a hair
brush. The man had read her favorite
novel through and had gone mad. It
required five neighbor men to hold him
ill night, but this morning he was some
-Quieter. He has had a violent attack
only once to-day, and that was when
his eyes, wandering around the room,
fell upon some of his wife's favorite
iterature on the side table. It was nec
pessary upon this occasion to give him
morphine. Atchison Globe.
The Jonah Woman.
Street car conductors regard inquisi
tive women passengers with supersti
tious dread. The other day a fuse
blew out in a Broadway car and that
car was 'hitched on as a trailer to the
one ahead. Presently a woman began
to ask questions.
. "What would happen," she said, "if
the fuse were to blow out in that car
ahead? What would become of' us?
Would the car ahead of that be able
to drag both these cars?"
"I don't know," said the conductor.
"'But don't worry. We won't have a
chance to find out. A double accident
of that kind has never happened to a
cat of mine yet, and it isn't likely to
happen once in a hundred years."
1 Just then there was an explosion
ahead and both cars came to a stand
still. The fuse had blown out.
"Confound that woman," growled
the conductor. "That is all her fault.
(This wouldn't have happened if she
hadn't asked so many fool question
She's a Jonah." New York Press.
"Since you have installed dynamite
guns to check tornadoes and whirl
winds," said the Eastern man, "I sup
pose you have no further use for your
"Yaas, stranger," drawled the Kan
sas farmer, "them cyclone, cellars is
mighty useful sometimes. Here! Here!
Look' at that cloud on the horizon!
Rim fer th' cellar!"
Grasping- the Eastern man by the
arm he whirled him off on the run for
that refuge, and battened down the
dooor just as a rumbling sound as of
earthquake filled the air.
Was- that a cyclone?" asked the
"Wuss, far wuss, stranger!" said the
Kansan. "Thet was Cholly tie Chxrmp
leigh in his 200 H. P, autermobiie try
in' to cut down th' record run between
N'Yawk and 'Frisco to ten days,
,ty minutes and four and a ha
Don't. you come ter my house,
Mister Sorrow, fer ter stay:
Ef you does, wid "Halleluiir
I'll sing you right away!
Nordy "I believe I'll get married."
Butts "Don't -do it, old man. Get
an automobile. You'll find it equally
exciting and less expensive in the long
"Rolling pin? Yes, sir; here's ono
made of glass; the latest thing out."
"But, man! that thing would prob
ably break and cut my head all to
pieces!" Houston Post.
"Did. Chumpleigh marry the widow
that he couldn't live without?"
"Yes, and now he's wondering how
her first husband managed, to live
with her." Town Topics.
Mose "Well, Elsie, the new baby is
to be called 'John.' "
Elsie "O! pshaw! Why didn't they
name it Mabel or something like that;
they knew I wanted a little sister."
"My bark is on the sea," sang the
tenor of the male quartet.
"It oughtn't to be," said the leader
severely. "We're singing in D now."
--Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
"Let's play we're married."
"Naw. Mudder told me I mustn't
fight." Chicago Journal.
VEBT 3XT70IT orrOiSfTfi.
"Why does he wish to marry her?"
"He says people should marry their
"Why, they are both dark."
"Yes: but he hasn't a cent and she
has a million dollars."
HARD RAP FOR TEACHERS.
When I was your age I could an
swer any question in arithmetic."
"Yes," said the small child to his
teacher, "but you forget that you had
a different teacher to what I have."
Kind Old Man "Would you lead a
different life if you could get out of
Convict "Well, it's a cinch that I
wouldn't be as sedentary in my habits
as I am now." Chicago Journal.
Passenger "Whatever became of
the Bulger family?"
Bus Driver "Oh, Bill turned out
fine. Got to be an actor. Tom's an
artist; Mary's a music teacher. But
John never amounted to much. It took
all he could earn to support the
others." Chicago Journal.
"So the politician spent a week on
the old farm? Did he put in the time
"No; he "spent every day out in the
"What on earth interested him in
"Why, the extensive grafting."
"Of course, the earrings are quite
pretty," she said, with a just tinge of
disappointment, "but the stones are
"But, my dear," replied Mr. Proxy,
"if they were-any larger they'd be all
out of proportion to the size of your
e$rs." Philadelphia Press.
UOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.
The cheerful optimist had slipped on
the ice and broken his leg.
"Well," said the friend who had
called npon him, as he sat down by
the bed, what do you find to be thank
ful for now?"
"Thankful for now!" exclaimed the
cheerful optimist, "what" an extra
ordinary question! I'm thankful that
I didn't also break the other leg."
The ground arpund the Sphinx has tempted many excavators. The exterior
of the graiiite Temple of the Sphinx is still concealed by driftinf
I sands and rubbish.
AN ELECTRICAL AERIAL FERRY.
BY FBANK C. PERKINS.
. The aerial ferry at Duluth, Minn.,
the first structure of its kind in this
country, has been completed and is
now in operation.
The suspended ferry car has a nor
mal speed of about four miles per hour,
but the electrical motors and driving
equipment are capable of propelling
the car at twice that speed should it
become desirable, and the passage of
the canal can be made by the suspend
ed ferry car in slightly over one
There are tiro electric motors, each
of fifty-horse-power capacity, located
under the' floors of the- car. These
electi'ic motors operate two drums,
each of which is nine feet in diameter,
and on these drums are wound cables
one inch in diameter, extending to the
truss and then over idle wheels nine
feet in diameter through the inside of
the lower chords to tower, where they
are fastened, and thus produce the mo-
THE RECENTLY COMPLETED
tion which causes the car to travel
across the canal.
The canal was adopted by the United
States Government about four years
ago, increasing its width from 240 to
300 feet in width, and constructing
permanent piers of crib-wprk and con
crete. Scientific American.
How tho japaocse Have developed
a New and Novel Method of Per
forming the Work.
The Japanese have developed a new
and very convenient way of measuring
distances, which has proved very use
ful in their war. The common way in
the army of measuring great distances
THE OLD METHOD.
is to station two officers at a distance
apart, and make a triangulation; that
is, each of them directs his glass at
the same angle until the two lines of
convergence meet at some point. Then
the distance between the officers is
measured for the base line, and the
real distance found by computation.
THE JAPANESE. METHOD.
The Japanese have adopted' a horizon
tal staff with eye positions and degrees
marked off at each end. These are
adjusted to bear upon a given point.
The angles are read and the distances
between them gives the distance of the
News Censorship In Russia.
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Foreign newspapers circulating in
Russia, the land pf caviare, are exam
ined by the press censors before they
are offered for sale by the newsboys.
When the censor finds it unnecessary
to eliminate entire pages, any Objec
tionable articles undergo what is
known as the "caviare" process before
they are distributed. This consists of
the daubing over of the condemned.
passages with printer's ink, or, as a
suffering correspondent has aptly
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object. This staff is so arranged that
it can be readily used anywhere, even
behind a tree which will shelter the
topographical engineer who is makir
RACK FOR THE NURSERY.
As the nursing bottle is an essentia
feature in the average household, the
wonder is that appliances for its effi
cient and convenient manipulation are
looked upon as curiosities and luxuries,
instead of being considered necessities.
The only explanation of this phenome
non is apparently found in the inherent
trait in woman that induces her to go
through life without adequate tools and
appliances, compelling her to resort to
the much-maligned hairpin. It is to
the credit of womankind, however,
that the bottle holding and draining
rack illustrated herewith is the recent
patent of a woman of Washington.
This nursery accessory consists of a
shallow trough having a bottom, on
which bottles ma 3' be supported in an
AERIAL FERRY AT DULUTH.
upright position, and a series of pro
jections to support bottles in an in
verted position l for draining. Smaller
projections offer a convenient means of
disposing of the nipples and hooks are
provided for thb bottle cleaning brush,
FOB BABY'S BOTTIiES.
funnel, etc. While a simple arrange
ment in itself, it affords a definite place
for the nursery bottles and their ac
cessories, and accordingly plays an im
portant iole in the household that is
very disproportionate to the expense.
A Woman Farmer.
The pluckiest farm woman in this
State lives in this county, in the Neo
sho bottoms. She is Mrs. Lee Jans
sen. Mrs. Janssen has just marketed
1000 bushels of wheat, which she
raised. on forty acres. The land was
plowed and seeded by herself and her
thirteen-year-old son. She also pre
pared fifty-five acres far a neighbor.
This spring she has planted and-cultivated
thirty-five aeres of corn. Mrs.
Janssen is a widow, and during the
past two years lost even'thing in the
Neosho overflows. Chanute Corre
spondence Topeka State Journal.
A TRICK WITH DOMINOES.
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Can youi make one domino support
twenty-seven? The picture shows how
it may be done. Philadelphia Record.
termed it, "a nauseous and dirty mix
ture of lamp-black and oil." Sand is
then scattered over them, ' and the
whole is put in a press. The result is
a lattice-nattern. in appearance not
unlike pressed caviare, and called by
the Russians "press-caviare." New
The number of persons convicted in
Prussian, courts last year for. less
majesta was 164,. &a against, 198 in
New York. City. The breakfast jack
et is so absolutely essential to comfort
that it is counted among the first ne
cessities of the wardrobe. Here is one
that is exceedingly graceful, that is so
tasteful and becoming that it is per
fectly well suited to informal home
wrear and which can be made from a
variety of materials. In this instance
it combines white India lawn with
trimming of embroidery banding, but
a little later challie, cashmere;. French
flannel and the like will be needed,
while for the weeks of warm weather
there is a long list of materials which
are quite as available as lawn.. Again,
the frill at the collar can be- of lace or
embroidery if preferred.
The jacket is made with fronts and
backs. The backs are tucked from
shoulders to waist line and are full be
low that point while the fronts are
tucked to yoke depth only.. There is a
box pleat at the centre front and the
sleeves are in shirt waist style, but the
neck is finished with the- wide roll-over
collar that is both becoming, and satis
factory for morning weax;.
The quantity of material required for
the medium size is four yards twenty
seven, three and a half yards thirty
two or two and a half yaxds forty-four
inches wide with one ami a half j-urds
of insertion to trim as illustrated.
To Dress WeJl.
To dress well, even when the income
Is large, is not the easiest thing in the
world; when the Income is small,
dressing becomes an art. The first
rule is simple: never, under any cir
cumstances, buy a penny's" worth un
less you really want it, and know ex
actly how you are going to use it. An
article you do not want is dear at any
There is something peculiarly charm-
With a dress of willow green silk,
an exquisitely dainty shade, was worn
a cream-white horsehair straw. There
were shaded blush and yellow roses,
foliage tn accord with the dress, and
a knot of black velvet.
With a pale, undecided blue taffeta
in a checked figure- one woman wore a
dark straw hat. There were velvet
bows, nothing else. U was very
ing and attractive about a soft mate
rial that is generously shirred. The
very pretty waist illustrated combines
such treatment with quite novel cut
and js in every way to be desired. The
model, which is an excellent one for
immediate wear, is made of pale blue
radium silk, the collar and cuffs being
of taffeta, overlaid with applique of
heavy lace edged with narrow braid,
while the chemisette is all of Valen
ciennes insertion. But a little later
such light weight wools as chiffon ba
tiste and the new weaves of challie
and cashmere will be found admirable,
the design suiting whatever can be
shirred with success. The full elbow
sleeves with their upturned cuffs and
shaped frills are especially worthy of
note, and are universally becoming,
while the collar harmonises with them
and gives smartness to the entire gar
ment. As a matter of course the chem
isette can be of many materials. Em
broidered muslin is always charming,
and there are almost innumerable fan
cy all-overs, and again contrasting silk,
tucked or plain, is always correct.
The-waist is made over a smoothly
fitted lining, and itself consists of
fronts and back, which are shirred to
form the deep yoke. The collar finishes
the open neck and the closing is- made
invisibly at the front, while the chem
isette Is separate and is arranged un
der the whole. The sleeves are tucked
at their Inner seams, so providing gen
erous fulness in the- puffs and also are
BY AY WKTON.
arranged over a fitted lining. At the
waist is a shirred and draped belt.
The quantityof material required f or
the medium size is, four and a half
yards twenty-onej. four yards twenty
seven or two and a quarter yards forty
four inches wide, with one yard for
the belt, five-eighth yards eighteen.
incaes wide for chemistte and collar
and two and a half yards of lace for
. Despite the one-color vogue there
are many charming contrasts. With
a costume of white chiffon broad
cloth was seen a big black lace picture
hat, trimmed with shaded pink os
In Cream White.
A dress of cream white mousseline,
with quantities of narrow la rufiies,
was fitted with a large hat of pale
blue taffeta. This was trammed .with,
pink rosea and a blue plume