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PARISIAN ACTRESSES, WHO, IN THE PARKS, MADE MERRY BY THIS BURLESQUE

OF THE HOBBLE SKIRT.

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MASONIC TABLE MADE IN A MICHIGAN TOWN.
There are 34.473 pieces of wood in this piece of furniture, gathered from every state in the Union.

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BIGGEST OF MARBLE MONOLITHS. This column cut from stone quarried at Pittsford Valley. Vermont, weighs thirty-three tons. **

SUNDIALS IN MEXICO
IN many of the smaller towns as well

as in some of the larger cities of Mexico sundials are still in general use. The general adoption of clocks and watches for time-keepers has not done away with the public sundial which is usually marked upon a stone pedestal in plain view of the populace. Upon the great central plateau of Mexico there are few days during the year that the sun does not shine.

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AIR BY THE NICKEL'S WORTH AN enterprising inventor in Pasadena, a California, has gone into the business of retailing compressed air for bicycles and motor-cycles on the principle of “drop a nickel in the slot” to get value received. His device is a cast iron pump about half as large as a U. S. mail box, which is attached to telegraph poles along the streets most frequented by cyclists. It is provided with a crank which is easier to operate than the small hand pump carried in the tool kits.

WHERE'S THE THREAD? HERE is an idea for the housewife

during sewing time. Instead of keeping the spools of thread in an open basket and fishing for them as wanted from a mass of other material, make one of these spool holders by driving a series of nails in a piece of wood. The spools can be slipped on over the nail, through the hole in the center of the spool, and can be readily picked out as wanted.

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MEXICAN SUNDIAL.

AIR BY THE NICKEL's

WORTH.
Here the cyclist may inflate

his tires.

A THREAD HOLDER.

SAID TO BE THE ONLY VESSEL OF ITS KIND.
The Currier, an American craft, built to carry shipments of molasses, petroleum, or general freight.

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