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to form the horn of the cornucopia. The mouth of “this horn of plenty” brimmed over with many kinds of choice fruits. The weight of the whole structure was nearly half a ton. After it had served its use, the fruit and flowers were distributed among the London hospitals.
A NOVEL FLY TRAP MODERN science is waging relentless
war upon the house fly, now commonly referred to as the "typhoid Ay," and one of the ingenious devices recently patented is a trap which stands more than two feet high and which is designed for use about stables, butcher shops and other places where flies are thickest. It is an upright cylinder of wire screen mounted on a wooden frame and elevated an inch or two above the ground so that the flies can get underneath to a can of "bait." Above this bait can is the entrance to the trap in the shape of a cone with a small hole at the top. The fies that are attracted by the bait climb the cone and once inside the cylinder cannot find their way out. The trap shown in the photograph has accumulated thousands of flies which are easily disposed of by shaking the dead ones out of the bottom.
A NOVEL FLY TRAP.
A MEXICAN CARB OF
DECANTER MADE OF
A MEXICAN FESTIVAL SCENE.
This makes it necessary to wash the land and washed and next spring will be free from the deadly white crystals by worth from $300 an acre up. means of tile ditches and flooding. By means of this machine a ditch eight feet
INDIAN PLOUGHING SCENE deep can be dug and the tile laid in it at one operation. The total cost of tiling THE picture below depicts a spring and filling in costs about six dollars an scene in India, and shows the natives acre. Lands that were not worth fencing ploughing the flooded rice fields of the are made extremely valuable by the East with their open-yoked ploughs. As ditcher and a little water. In the Pecos will be observed this space of ground is Valley there are a number of farms that artificially flooded. The result is that are almost worthless because of the two and sometimes three crops of rice are alkali on them. These are being tiled obtained in a single year.
BLOWING UP A CARGO OF DYNAMITE OFF YARMOUTH, ENGLAND.
The dynamite had become saturated with water, and hence was 'tricky."
FRENCH WEAPONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HOLD-UPS.
the revolver and dagger walking stick.
MUSIC AND SERPENTS is not sensitive to music, but simply to
noise, musical or not if on a sufficiently MR. BARNARD, who has been mak- high key; on the other hand it pays no " V ing a study of serpents, especially attention to the low notes either on the the cobra, in Ceylon as well as in the fute or the drum. He affirms also that London Zoo, has arrived at the conclu- it will be necessary to place among sion that their love of music is a pure fables the pretended power of fascination and simple myth without any foundation exercised by serpents over birds as his whatsoever.
observations show there is no foundation According to Mr. Barnard the cobra for this belief.