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The Test “In Chapter I he shoots at her five times. Ain't that grand ?"
“Yes; but them novels are misleading, Mayme. There ain't no earnest love like that in real life.”—Kansas City Journal.
Frankness “Did that young man kiss you last night?”
Perhaps "Yes, sir," said the man who would not vote for a Republican, even though he was on a reform ticket, "I'm a Democrat. And so was my father and my grandfather and my greatgrandfather.
"Huh!” said the candidate, “and if your father and grandfather and great-grandfather had been horse-thieves, what would you have been?"
"Wal,” responded the other thoughtfully, "in them circumstances I reckon I'd 'a' bin a Republican."-Everybody's.
Technical Defense "SAM JOHNSON, you've been fightin' agin. You'se lost two of yo’ front teeth.
“No, I ain't, Mammy, honest. I'se got 'em in me pocket.”—Life.
"Mother, do you suppose that he came all the way up here just to hear me sing?”—TitBits.
A Novice DAUGHTER—“But, mother, I don't see how you can give me any advice as to my married life when you have only been married once, and I have already been married three times.' -Fliegende Blaetter.
Familiar Noise WIFE (dining at restaurant)—“John, dear, can you see what those people at the next table are eating?"
HUSBAND—"Can't see at all, but it sounds like celery."—Brooklyn Life.
Realization "I WONDER if your sister realizes, Johnny, that during the last three months I have spent many dollars in sweets on her?"
"I'm sure she does, Mr. Sweetly; that's why she's not letting on she's engaged to Mr. Bigger."—New York Evening Mail.
Opera at Home OLETIMER—“Is your married life one grand, sweet song ?”
NEWLYWED—"Well, since our baby's been born it's been like a opera, full of grand marches, with loud calls for the author every night.”—Tit-Bits.
CAR MAKES 300 MILES AN half an inch from the surface of the rail HOUR
during each of its trips over the thirty
one-foot section of track. This was acFMILE BACHELET, a Franco-Ameri- complished, the inventor explained,
can electrical engineer, has announced through the following means: an entirely new discovery in the field of First, by raising and sustaining the car electrical science that is believed to fore- by means of electro-magnetic repulsion ; cast a revolution in the high-speed trans- Second, by causing the car so sustained mission of mail and express matter and to move laterally, at will, with great speed passengers.
by means of electro-magnetic attraction ; He has built a small model of a rail. Third, by overcoming gravity while these road car made of aluminum and steel,
forces are opwhich although without wheels or inter
erative, there nal machinery, moves forward at prac
being little tically any speed the inventor desires.
friction exThe exact means of propelling it are held
cept that of secret by the inventor. A speed of three
the atmoshundred miles an hour is said to be easily
Cylindrical The aluminum base of the car was one
coils of wire
with solenoids (practically large charged PYTHON FLESH FOR magnets) furnish the magnetic lateral
MEDICINE force, leading an amateur scientist to remark that M. Bachelet had “harnessed THIS python was captured by some magnetism.”
Chinese farmers in the hills near Between the two lower rails are
Foochow, in southern China. They "levitating coils." As the car
beat it to death with hoes and passes, the force in these levitating
clubs and then brought it to coils repulses the aluminum base
Foochow, where they sold it for of the vehicle, raising it one-half
four dollars, Mexican currency, or inch in the air.
less than two dollars gold. The The car is given di
American who bought rection by "brushes”
the snake wanted only which slide along in
the skin, so the Chinese grooves in the lower
kept the flesh and sold rails. There is also an
it again to some native upper rail somewhat
doctors who use it in similar to the overhead THAT IS SAID TO HAVE LIFTED A GIRL their practice. The feed wire above the trolley tracks. At each
'..faith in both the oil and end, the car, in passing along, comes into flesh of snakes to cure diseases. This contact with the solenoids.
large snake, however, is not so highly It is by means of the brushes that the valued for medicine as the smaller variecurrent is automatically cut off after the ties. These are especially prized by the car has passed over that particular sec native physicians, who are evidently far tion of the track.
behind the Western nations in the theory The model car used weighed forty and practice of the healing arts. pounds. To work the coils sufficiently to This individual was thirteen feet one raise the car one-half inch from the track, inch long, with a circumference of fifteen 220 volts were found to be required for inches, and weighed 107 pounds. This the purpose.
species has no fangs but kills its prey, as “I believe that a speed of 1,000 miles do all pythons, by encircling it and crushan hour for passenger trains is not be ing it to death. Although a fairly large yond the range of possibility,” said M. specimen of a snake, others of still Bachelet. “That is because there is prac greater size have been killed near Footically no friction."
WEIGHING SIXTY-FIVE POUNDS ONE
INCH CLEAR OF THE RAIL.
ances that have been introduced in later years, the numerous perils to the structural steel-worker's safety have diminished but very little. As in the past, he must take his life in his hands.
Going to LUNCH BY A Short Route. These workmen jauntily take their lives in their hands, confident of their ability to look out for
their own safety.