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School's Own Oil WELL. Oklahoma district school owns a valuable bore that

produces revenue.

DESTRUCTIVE PANTHER THE panther shown in the accompany

ing illustration had a record of slaughtering three yearling colts, one three-year old horse, one two-year old mule and a number of calves and sheep upon the ranch of A. B. Collins, near Uvalde, Texas, during the period of six days immediately preceding the final hunt which ended in its death. It was chased for eighteen hours by a pack of hounds and a party of cowboys, led by Mr. Collins. who shot the animal when it was brought to bay by the dogs. The panther weighed 246 pounds and measured seven feet four inches from the root of its tail to the tip of its nose. Panthers, wolves and coyotes are very destructive to the live stock interests of the ranch territory of Texas and other parts of the country. It is estimated that in Texas alone these animal pests destroy annually cattle to the value of more than $500,000.

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PLACE TO EAT LOBSTERS PROBABLY the most unique and least

known of all the summer establishments at Newport, R. I., is the red frame structure, startling in its simplicity, which is of more than ordinary interest, however, as it is the lobster eating bungalow of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan. When here the great financier makes it his business to lead the “simple life," and to enjoy the delicious fresh crustaceans especially trapped for him in the near by ocean. These are served broiled in old southern style. The bungalow is picturesquely located on the rocky bluffs a short distance from Bateman Point, on the famous Ocean Drive. It has wide porches commanding an extensive panorama of the Atlantic. Mr. Morgan's onestory structure stands in marked contrast to the other magnificent mansions.


INTERIOR OF BUNGALOW. Simple surroundings satisfy rich connoisseur in

pictures and shell-fish.

oak, growing at El Portal, close to the entrance to Yosemite National Park. How the tree happened to start growth in so unfavorable a location is, of course, unknown; but having started, its tiny rootlets forced their way into crevices of the great sandstone boulder upon which it grew, and, as they enlarged, they split the boulder asunder. Residents of the neighborhood can remember when the boulder was only slightly cracked by the roots of a slender sapling. The sapling has grown into a fair-sized tree, and its expanding roots have parted the big rock.


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Live Oak Splits Rock Growing tree breaks huge boulder in two near


LIVE OAK SPLITS A ROCK SOME idea of the force exerted by the

roots of a growing tree may be gained from an inspection of the accompanying illustration. The tree is a live

UNIQUE BURIAL HOUSE THE Makah Indians, living on the

northwest coast, have a curious custom of depositing all the effects of a deceased person in the grave with the body, believing these articles may prove of use in the happy hunting grounds beyond. Huge canoes are often dragged long distances and left to moulder by the grave of the departed owner. Recently, when a chief died, his dwelling was torn down, and a new house built over his grave from the pieces. This house, which is shown in the reproduction, might be said to be hermetically sealed, for no provision whatever is made for ingressor egress. The windows are simply nailed to the outside. One pole has a blanket fluttering from the top; the other a whirligig, to frighten away evil spirits.


STRANGE PLACE OF BURIAL. Doorless house, with windows nailed on the outside chosen by Indian chief for his final

testing place.

This ought to be a business getter, and is. It is the

sign of a Western saw-repairer.

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ITALIAN MILITARY BALLOON THE accompanying photograph illus1 trates the construction of the military dirigible balloon which made its first trip from Bracciano to Rome passing over Lake Bracciano from its shed at Vigna Volle. Some most interesting and successful experiments in Aerial Navigation have been undertaken in Italy with a view to their use in the Italian army service.


ORE AT THE GRASS ROOTS | EAD ore, in paying quantities, has

been encountered at a depth of two feet beneath the surface of the ground by workmen excavating for the new Union depot at Joplin, Mo., the metropolis of the Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma zinc and lead district. Turn-ins from the shallow mine shown in the accompanying

ITALIAN MILITARY Balloon. The Italiana do not make much noise about their air.

flights but they, too, are experimenting.


LEAD ORE AT THE Grass Roots. . Odd discovery on site of new railway station at

Joplin, Mo.

FUJI-YAMA IN SILK ONE of Japan's principal industries is

that of silk culture, and this is certainly well represented at the White City. By means of models, photographs, and charts every process of sericulture from sweeping the egg-cards to the removing of the woven fabric from the loom is minutely shown. What is claiming no little admiration in this section is the wonderfully realistic representation of Fuji-yama, the sacred mountain of Japan, built up of hundreds of thousands of silk cocoons. As the model is 180 feet in length and towers some 18 feet in height it will be seen that it is a no mean attempt to reproduce this famous mountain.


RIDDLE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE of the most curious of American

archaeological riddles awaits solution in Northern New Mexico, a few miles from the Indian Pueblo of Taos. Large, rounded cobblestones are unusually abundant for a locality so far from the river, and the cobblestones are distributed with a system and regularity that makes it certain that they were placed by human hands. They are arranged, for the most part, in rectangles, with here and there a circle, covering an area not less than twenty-five square miles in extent.

It is plain that these were the foundation stones of an adobe city, but nowhere else in America have ruins been found of any prehistoric city at all ap


it flourished, or by what sort of people it was inhabited, is a point upon which the myths and traditions of the Southwestern tribes are silent. The Pueblo of Taos is known to have occupied its present site for at least four hundred years.


LIFE-SAVING CARS | IFE-SAVING cars that are expected

to prevent the loss of hundreds of lives annually in the coal mines of the United States, were put in operation November 1 by the new federal Bureau of Mines. The cars, six in number, will occupy stations in the centers of the principal coal mining regions.

Curious fancy-work piece picturing the Japanese


A THOROUGH SMASH. Au that was left of a small old-fashioned engine,

recently struck by a newer giant near Holt, Mo.

A RIDDLE IN STONES. Symmetrical arrangement of these boulders has puzzled


MOTOR-CAR MADE FROM JUNK. Automobile built by Mariposa man, from parts of old

well-digging and farm machinery.


MINE RESCUE CAR. Special coach owned by the United States Bureau of Mines and used in mining districts for emergency,

rescue and hospital work. It is fitted with all hospital arrangements.

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MINIATURE FIRE BRIGADE. Small emergency motor fire apparatus used in Beckenham, a suburb of London, England.

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