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Time is Money CLERK—“I would like a small increase in my salary, sir."
MERCHANT—"I do not see my way clear to that, but I can do the same thing in another way. You know that time is money?".
"Well, hereafter you can work until six, instead of leaving at five.”
A Post Mortem PRESIDENT INGALLS, of the “Big Four" railway, tells of a system adopted by a division superintendent for eliciting information relative to the destruction of farmers' property along the line of the railway. The superintendent had printed a blank form on which was to be written among other things the name of the animal killed, the kind of animal, etc. A space was reserved for a reply to the following question: "Disposition of carcass?"
A flagman, whose duty it became on one occasion to report concerning the death of a cow, turned in his written report, with the following set opposite the question last referred to: "Kind and gentle."
Slight Misunderstanding A young lady 'stepped into a nearby drug store the other day and asked how to take a dose of castor oil without tasting it. The
proprietor fooled around a while and then asked her if she would like a glass of lemonade. Of course she would. Then he wanted to know if she tasted castor oil. “Heavens, no,” she exclaimed; "did you put it in the lemonade?" He told her he had. "O, Lord," she said, “I wanted it for my mother.”—Ex.
Rough on Himself “GENTLEMEN," said the candidate for Congress, "you twit me with having turned my coat. Years ago I supported this measure. Then I had a reason. But now, gentlemen, I have lost my reason." And he wondered at the deafening smile that pervaded the meeting
Sentiment and Autograph A PROMINENT member of the Franklin Inn Club, Philadelphia's foremost literary organization, at a gathering of book-writers recently, told a new anecdote of F. Marion Crawford, the novelist.
A certain young lady, so the story runs, wrote to Mr. Crawford requesting that he send her a bit of sentiment and his autograph. The reply was:
"Dear Miss A— : When you request a favor that is of interest only to yourself, please inclose a two-cent stamp. There's your sentiment and here's your autograph.-F. Marion Crawford."
As Others See Us A YOUNG man started in the livery business a few weeks ago, and the first thing he did was to have a sign painted representing himself holding a mule by the E vil bridle. He was particularly proud of this stroke of business enter- H T " prise, and straightway asked of a his wife:
"Is that not a good likeness of
“Yes," she replied, “it is a perfect picture of you; but who is the fellow holding the bridle?"-Clipped.
Nationality Unknown MÄLUBBERTY - “Nora, me jewel, Oi hov wan for yez. Av a man is born in Lapland, lives in Finland, an' dies in Poland, phwot is he?"
Mrs. M'LUBBERTY (promptly)_"A car-r-rpse."
M'LUBBERTY (disgustedly) "Begorra, somebody must hov told yez."
Too Personal RESPECTABLE DEACON_“I wish that young Canon Mayberry weren't obliged to preach to such a small congregation.”
FRIVOLOUS WIDOW-"So do I. Every time he said 'Dearly beloved this morning, I felt as if I had received a proposal.”-Smart Set.
Lost Rest DEACON JONES—I have been losing lots o' sleep during the past two months.
FRIEND—Yes; I noticed you hain't been at tending church much lately. – New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Horse Sense Jim JOHNSON-Am yo'r horse afraid ob automobiles ?
JOE JACKSON— Yais.
JIM JOHNSON-Ah thought he was blind and deaf?
JOE JACKSON-He am-but he kin smell. -Puck.
Botts Flying Machine two of which revolve horizontally, and
two vertically. The former are to uplift DROF. R. H. BOTTS, of San Fran- the machine and the latter to drive it 1 cisco, California, has invented a new through the air. The horizontal proairship, or, rather, a flying machine, on
pellers are placed at the top—above the a principle decidedly novel. The ma
central opening of the aëroplane. These chine has no gas inflation whatever, be propellers are placed one a slight dising a purely mechanical self-lifting and tance above the other, the upper being self-propelling device.
the smaller of the two. All four proThe professor has given many years' pellers are made of light, strong wood close study to the vexed question of ard aluminum. aërial navigation, and confidently be- Each set of two propellers revolves in lieves that he has solved the problem. a different direction from the other ; but
The Botts machine consists of a cir- the blades are so geared as to direct the cular aëroplane twenty feet in diameter, resultant force in one direction ; that is, stretched very taut within a hoop made both of the horizontal propellers pull of strong steel tubing. In the center of straight upward, while the vertically rethis aëroplane is a small circular open- volving propellers impel the machine ing about five feet in diameter. The in- straight forward at the same time. ner hoop is made of light, strong wood. These neutralizing propellers tend to There are four "neutralizing” propellers, hold the machine steady, and prevent it from swinging around when in flight, trap, only that it does not imprison or which would occur if the propellers did harm the bird. The best results are obnot revolve in opposite directions.
tained by placing the camera near the In the center of the machine is placed nest. A string is stretched from the the frame, or car, made largely of bam- shutter release across the nest, and when boo, and aluminum. This contains the the bird steps on or into the nest it pulls boiler, engine, and beveled gearing that the string and takes a snap shot. Even drives the propellers, and also the after the young birds are able to leave aëronaut himself. The car, the aëro- their abodes, they often make the nest plane, and the braces for the propellers, their headquarters, and return there to are all very securely lashed together by get the food brought by the parent bird. steel and aluminum wire and flexible cords. The boiler contains 65 square feet of heating surface. Steam power is used ; and the two engines have conjointly about 6 horse-power.
The propellers, each about 5 feet in diameter, can be speeded at as high a rate as 500 revolutions per minute. The engines act almost directly on the propeller shafts, which are of aluminum piping, so that but little power is lost in transmission. The rudder is small a..d light. It works on a sort of hinge-pivot, and can instantly be changed to operate at any angle—vertically or horizontally by a lever. The propellers work in conjunction with the aëroplane, which is inclined at a slight upward angle. The greater the forward speed, the greater the buoyant, sailing qualities of the aëroplane. The latter is made of strong parachute cloth, and is so rigged that it can easily be reefed or furled should the wind prove too strong. The aëroplane may also be used as a parachute whereby a dcscent can be niade
Birds, however, may be made to photosafely should the machinery become dis- graph themselves in the fields, in the abled during a flight.
yard, on the eaves of houses, on fences, Strength and lightness are combined. or almost anywhere, by merely baiting The entire machine weighs only 214 the piece of string that leads from the pounds including the aëronaut. Profes- shutter. One late device is to place a sor Botts does not think that gas inflation piece of fat at the end of a wire elecis necessary to air-navigation; yet his
trically connected to the shutter of the machine is so arranged that gas could camera. Timid birds, such as the thrush, be used in an auxiliary way.-J. M. B. will approach the bait and pick it up. At
once the shutter is moved by this action, and an instantaneous exposure is ob
tained. To get photographs of nocturnal Birds Photograph birds, the wire is arranged to ignite a Themselves
little magnesium as it releases the shut
ter. Still another method of getting the TAKING birds take their own pictures pictures of birds in their natural ele" is a new practice of the ornithologist ments, is for the photographer himself that is proving most fascinating. The to operate the camera from a hiding process is as simple as it is interesting place by means of a string or a long rubA camera is made to take the place of a ber tube, the latter being used where the shutter has a pneumatic release. Food single room perched on some ledge, to is spread on the ground to attract the an extensive communal building numberbirds. By this process the photographer ing as many as 75 rooms and several can watch the action of the birds, and stories in height. On the canyon bottake the picture at the most desired mo- toms are most interesting pueblo ruins. ment.
There are more than 200 of both classes, Robert Hegner, an expert bird pho and at one time they must have housed tographer, recently obtained a very inter a population of 15,000 souls. Students esting picture of two baby hawks, by of American prehistoric civilization hold making the mother hawk manipulate the that the cliff and pueblo dwellers becamera. Although the young hawks had longed to the same race and possessed
the same characteristics, dwelling in harmony. It is of interest to note that the Indians who now dwell in the canyon show a far less advanced civilization than did its prehistoric occupants. Del Muerto, "the Canyon of Death,” takes its name from the fact that at the time of the Spanish conquest a large force moved on the canyon and massacred hundreds of Indians.
Steel, Hard as
Adamant Young Hawks Photographed by Mother Bird.
CHOPPING a cold crowbar into left their nest, he noticed that they lin chunks with an ax and whittling gered near it, and it was here that the a steel rod into shavings with a pocketmother hawk brought the food for them. knife, are made simple performances So he placed the camera near the nest, through a new process of steel temand the mother hawk sprung the trap pering that is alleged to have been and photographed the youngsters as she discovered by a couple of men in the started to feed them. In one of the ac- little town of Republic, Washington. companying illustrations, Mr. Hegner is In fact, a steel axe and pocket-knives seen arranging the camera over a bird's that had been tempered by the process nest so that the mother bird will make are alleged to have actually been made a snapshot of herself when she returns. to perform these seemingly impossible
feats in the presence of newspaper men
and other witnesses. Damascus steel To Preserve American would be of vastly inferior quality to Ruins
the newly tempered metal, according to
the claims of the proprietors of the ON THE RECOMMENDATION of secret.
the Rev. Henry Mason Baum, the The process consists in the use of cerUnited States Government has taken tain chemicals in water or oil in the temsteps to preserve the extensive ruins dis- pering vessel. It is claimed that any kind covered in the Navajo Indian reservation of tool—from a blunt hammer head to in northeastern Arizona. A custodian a keen-edged razor—can be tempered has been appointed for the De Chelly, to a perfection never before attained. Del Muerto, and Monument canyons, and Drills tempered by the process are said no one will be permitted to make excava- to have stood the test of use for forty tions except under direction of the proper days without sharpening, in driving the authorities. In these canyons are cliff tunnel on the Wasco mine through the dwellers' ruins, varying in size from a hardest kind of rock.
A workingman asked a successful Pittsburgh financier how he might invest his savings to best advantage
The answer came without hesitation—
“Put it in a strong savings bank where it will earn 4 per cent.”
“But how am I to know when a savings bank is safe?
“They are all safe,” replied the financier, “the laws make them so. You can determine the relative strength by comparing the capital and surplus with the deposits—The greater the capital and surplus in proportion to deposits, the stronger the bank.”
The working man made his comparison and the Peoples Savings Bank now has his account,
It pays 4 per cent. interest compounded twice a year—and offers absolute security
YOU CAN BANK BY MAIL Deposits are accepted in any amount from $1 up. Write today for Booklet “T.”
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