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The Virtuoso on the Farm New BOARDER—"Haven't you got any fancy dishes here?"
RURAL LANDLORD—"Sure thing! Mame, bring the gentleman that mustache-cup your grand
HOW TO HOLD AN ALLIGATOR crocodile, on the banks of the Nile and
also along the Ganges. These creatures ALLIGATOR catching is a strange live to a great age, many in the East
occupation. The commercial value being known to be 500 years old, and of these strange reptiles is, of course, by the tremendous strength which they their skins, and for this reason quite a can exert when occasion calls for it, one small army of men hunt them regularly would imagine that the older they live not only in Florida but their cousins, the the stronger they grow. Besides an unusual amount of pluck and resource in BRICKS FROM VOLCANIC handling the alligator, one needs to have
LAVA a keen eye and a quick hand. To secure your animal you must grip it instantly A PLANT for the manufacture of and then keep its jaws closed. As one
to now alligator catcher remarked, “to hold the being erected near Honolulu, Sandwich same jaws open would be an experience Islands, under the direction of J. Rice, gained too late to be of use.” For the of San Francisco, Cal., and will be in alligator in its native land is not, as it readiness for active service within less appears to be, safely imprisoned at the than two months from date. zoo, a sleepy and slow-moving creature, It is the expectation of the promoters but very quick and lively in all its move- to be able to contract with the United ments.
States government to furnish lava bricks for the construction of military posts small revolver up to that of an ordinary at Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, and army rifle. The apparatus is very carealso at Pearl Harbor and other points fully constructed, and the inventor sewhere the government is planning ex- cures as good results in shooting at the tensive buildings.
target as a good rifleman. As a matter of course the apparatus has to be used
with great care to prevent the powder FOOT PADS, LOOK OUT
from exploding inside the mouth. It re"HE artist, Otto Neumann, in Berlin, quires also strong nerves for the detona
has invented a firearm which can be tion is much louder than when a revolver shot off with the mouth. This peculiar or a rifle is shot off. It seems, however, gun can shoot a bullet of the caliber of a to work satisfactorily in other respects.
CHAMPION SNAKE KILLERS
icans, are the curious pair of secre-
A NATTY NEW SUFFRA
THE SECRETARY BIRD
DROPS 100 FEET
photograph of a modern skyscraper
A remarkable claim is made that a recent rain had wetted the structure, making it an unusually good conductor of electricity and that contact with a live wire had charged the whole frame. While working on a scaffold the iron worker touched the charged girder and jumped back off the building.
WORKMAN Fell FROM
TOP AND LIVED.