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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.

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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

phere. attained.

Cylindrical The aluminum base of the car was one

coils of wire



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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 CHIS 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 ALUMINUM CAR WEIGHING FORTY POUNDS

doctors who use it in




feed wire above the
trolley tracks. At each
end, the car, in passing along, comes into
contact with the solenoids.

It is by means of the brushes that the current is automatically cut off after the car has passed over that particular section of the track.

The model car used weighed forty pounds. To work the coils sufficiently to raise the car one-half inch from the track, 220 volts were found to be required for the purpose.

“I believe that a speed of 1,000 miles an hour for passenger trains is not beyond the range of possibility," said M. Bachelet. “That is because there is practically no friction.”

Chinese have great

. - faith in both the oil and flesh of snakes to cure diseases. This large snake, however, is not so highly valued for medicine as the smaller varieties. These are especially prized by the native physicians, who are evidently far behind the Western nations in the theory and practice of the healing arts.

This individual was thirteen feet one inch long, with a circumference of fifteen inches, and weighed 107 pounds. This species has no fangs but kills its prey, as do all pythons, by encircling it and crushing it to death. Although a fairly large specimen of a snake, others of still greater size have been killed near Foochow.



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This building represents the last word in the construction of heaven-towering skyscrapers. The task of the workmen looks extremely hazardous. Think, however, of the photographer who was obliged, in order to secure this series of magnificent pictures, to place himself above these men, at a still more perilous altitude.

So long as great buildings must be reared, men must jeopardize their lives. In spite of various safety appliances 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.

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