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IRRIGATED a huge backbones of the captured shark. A number of scars on his body showed that he had been in conflict with another shark and the finding of a piece of the adversary showed that the conflict had ended in' the death of the opponent: that the victor had then swallowed a juicy portion of his adversary. The presence of the ostrich r head in the stomach of the was regarded as undoubted proof thai the shark had probably just arrived in Florida waters from Africa, and that he had made the trip in two ot three days. The head was not digested and the process of digestion had only just begun. There is only one ostrich farm in Florida and when that institution was communicated with the owners said that they had not lost an ostrich in a year. The ability of a shark to pass a fast steamer in one minute's time is well known to travelers, and. there is no doubt that the shark had txfn in African waters and had captured a stray ostrich or the head of one that had been killed and then started across the Atlantic, reaching the Florida waters before the ostrich head had begun to digest captured at that place, saya the New York Tribune. It was one of the biggest sharks ever, caught in- Florida waters and was evidently a sailor of many years. The animal measured over eighteen feet in length, had a sword attachment that was as long of the leopard as an arm and was ' variety, stamping it as one of the variety, a dangerous. beast. The shark was caught by' a shark fisherman. He used a large rope for a line and had a windlass as a reel. At the end of the line was a huge steel hook and this was baited with a large bright tin can. .The shark bit at the bait and was entrapped. He was landed after the roughest time the fisherman ever experienced. It was the Interior of the fish, however, that excited the greatest interest. When he was cut open a whole porpoise was found In the stomach. There was also a large piece of partly digested shark and the head of an ostrich. The piece of shark inside the monster was out. of the back and contained the backbone of the dead animal. - . American Falls, in Idaho, ia now open to settlers and investors for selection. The climate is fine, the soil rich and deep, water abundant, price low, terms easy. For full information wrlta Evans, Curtis & Sweet Co., D. F. Walker block, Salt Lake City, Utah. toxicating last January?" "Yes." "Well, I have kept my vow faithfully all this time until last night" "And then you fell? "I am sorry to say I did." "I am as sorry as you are. Tell me all about it." "In a moment of weakness I found myself in front of a saloon. One of my friends happened along. 'Come in and have a drink, old man,' he said. 'No.' I said. 'I've sworn off.' 'That's all right,' he sa.ld, grabbing me by the arm. 'One drink won't hurt you. Come in and get one drink, and then you can renew your swearing off. I protested, but the next moment I found myself inside, and the old thrist came back. I took one drink, and then another and another, and then my freind proposed that we go out and paint the town." "But you didn't do that?" Interposed the doctor. "I am sorry to say I did. We vis Globe. man-eate- man-eatin- g ited every saloon in that part of town, getting drunker and drunker and having an uproarious time. But we weren't satifled with that. We went to a swell establishment that seemed to be a saloon and restaurant com blned, and ordered a champagne sup per. The waiter brought it on, and we were about to begin on it, when something happened." "What was it?" "I woke up." "Then It was all a dream?" "It was." "And you hadn't broken your vow?" "I hadn't been near a saloon. Hadn't touched a drop." "Ah, well, then you haven't anything to repent of, my friend, and you have been exciting my commiseration on false pretenses and amusing yourself at my expense." "No, I haven't doctor," said Mr. Swiggard, wiping the perspiration from his brow. "The worst is to come. I confess to you, doctor, I I can't help feeling sorry, even yet, that I woke up before I had tasted a drop of that champagno!" Utlca Mr. Swiggard was deeply penitent "You know, doctor," he said to his f i lend and pastor, Rev. Dr. Snow, "I swore off from drinking anything In- that the 'backbones were larger than the shark that was mari-eatln- g Perfumes Bad for 8lngera. "Great singers never wear bputoo-nleres,- " onoe says a stage manager. offered a white rose to Jean de Retake He turned down my offer. 'Why, he aid, 'I wouldn't wear that rose for ffrO. It might make me hoarse, and I'm go Then he . exlog to sing plained that all singers know that the inhalation of the perfume of flow era has a bad effect on the vocal chords. All flowers of perceptible odor ere shunned on this account by professional singers. The violet Is especially avoided, for its effect is tha worst of all." ' , MEN IN AN EMERGENCY ............... ... The woman fainted, and these are Four of the men called her "little some of the things that the woman" and entreated her to be calm men In tho room with her did, says Two said, "There, there," and looked at each other and asked hagthe Baltimore News. Two of them made a dash for the gardly, if she was quite dead. One put his arm around her tentadining room to get water, and fell not Bure that the corpse tively, over each other at the door of that wouldn't sit up suddenly and smite apartment. him for his temerity. One hastened to a neighboring drug Another called the servant man who store for a mixture of vichy and amhad appeared in answer to his urgent monia. calls a "blundering idiot" because he One appeared suddenly with a glass understand what was wanted of whisky, obtained no one knows didn't was told to "Run for the he when where. nat without any doctor." nearest In endeavoring to raise the gas two This sounds quite like an army of and excited masculines put but in reality it was only bIx men, it out and left the party in total dark- active ones who did all these things. ness for at least a minute, while every And were in despair a Just thcy as( one of them fumbled in his pockets woman zzxfo lntrtjho ixiora. She took for a match. situation at a 'giance, and. gave irvjr.r Four men fanned the Invalid wit fher orders coolly. "Let her He down," music, handkerchiefs, hats or liat- - said she, "and stand frora around her, 6o that she may get sora? air. She'll One held a Jar under her be all right in minute. Tke away nose under tho mistaken impression that whisky nnf. let me have the wait would be reviving in its effects, ter. There you are." And there she was, sitting up and though it wasn't. Another said, "Here, dear," and blinking. tried to wipe her brow with a fan he Yes, it's Just as Dr. held, instead of the handkerchief that says, men are more emotional was in his other hand. than women. half-doze- able-bodie- d pot-pour- What's-Her-Nara- htiity. Nothing causes incompatibility like feminine inqusitlveness. What a happy masculine world we should have without it! Divorces granted with or without publicity or sent by mail on receipt of return postage. I, as the originator of the scheme to be retained as permanent counsel for the husband in the numerous cases of Bluebeard vs. Bluebeard, which we may reasonably expect to arise. Alimony and counsel fees to be paid by the wife I understand that you have a chronic affinity for heiresses. "I am Bure this plan would suit the ladies better than the methods at present In vogue, and It might even have some advantages as far as you are concerned. It might relieve your conscience if you have. any" r"uHnk it over." said Blue I can't give you much en"but beard, couragement. I have my own ways of doing things and they suit me." And the lawyer called many times after that, but Bluebeard always Bald there was nothing doing. William E. McKenna, In New York Times. Once upon a time, not very long after the now famous Bluebeard had embarked on his interesting matrimonial career, a country lawyer called upon him and requested an interview. J "What is your business?" inquired Bluebeard, gruffly. confess that' I "Alas! I must haven't any business. I am looking for some. Let me explain. Your penchant for alternating as a widower and a bridegroom has excited considerable comment in this neighborhood, not altogether of a complimentary character; I may say that dark sua-- ; piclons are abroad. Some people go so far &i to Bay that something ought to be done. "Now, I have a little scheme,.- -? put an end to all this, WKy not establish, a divorce ro'irt? Divorces to either be granted on application party I fancy that any lady who wishes to get in her application ahead of yours will have to start early In h '- -; the Incompatl- - Cause, honeymoon. METROPOLIS A BIG CITY e To realize how great New York live In one ward of Manhattan, when she led the Greek states city is one should compare it with the Athens, in the invasion of Xerxes, repelling HOW GOLD NUGGETS GROW great cities of antiquity. Those great had 30.000 inhabitants, but Heroonly which hare centerB of civilization of this number as if It dotus claimed the wonder of the ages or was speaks to boast of. Jerusasomething their size and eplendor, were really lem in the days of Solomon probably Gold, in its natural state, like many case of the animal or vegetable, exo'ber products of the earth, is an ar- isting gold has existed in some other small cities compared with Greater did not contain 20.000 people, and ticle of development What its orig- state before assuming Its present New York. Thebes and Memphis would have which Waters percolate whose name has come to been only populous suburbs of New inal elements are is still a matter of form. Babylon, York. some speculation, but the fact has through the earth's crust are said to be synonymous with dense populacontain substances from which gold tion, never had over 1.200,000 InhabNew York city now contains more been deinontti ated that a nugget of Is formed. Thus gold, like the animal itants in its palmiest days. were in the Amerithan th'-rpeople ft in its original and tho precious metal must have water in vegetable, of the mistress world, can colonics when the Home, they achieved their will environments gradually, though order to thrive. The gold in the. wa- the to which .11 roads led, independence. It has 1.000,000 more city great lowly, attract to itself particles of ter Is deposited when it meet3 the "Rome the Eternal, did not exceed Inhabitants than the kingdom of Cold dtnt. and after the lapse of years proper precipitant. The preeipltant 2,000,000 in population. Gibbon, In- Greece, over lioo.ryio more than the an added value, Gold is may be an earth current of electricity deed, believes that it had only 1,200,-00- kingdom of Servia. is nearly equal in pe.fse in the rocks. knowii to hav grown on mine timand in this estimate he and Oil- population to fie Kingdom of PortuIrnmcrrM It has neen claimed that the nug- man acrce. bers wMth have long gal, and a!.o lacks not much of equalin mine water. In the California gets found In placers are the formaConstantinople, at the time of Its ing the 1 ingiom of Holland. It has a Mate mining bureau museums there tions from the waters that percolate greatest splendor as capital of tho larper peculation than any one of Is a specimen of a piece of Jointed through the gravels and are not from eastern empire, had a population of the Central Arneriean republics, and decomposed quart,, as generally cap and pnt taken from tho about 1,SOij,ooO. Many of the other more than sny South American naThose who so contend cite celebrated cities of antiquity were tion, Brazil and the. Argentine repubwhere it had beon ndT water for yearn." In which goM was formed ihe fact that in the center of nuggets mere villages compared to New York, lic excepted. It has about twice the can often bo found a small grain of r.ot containing within the whole cir- population of Denmark and more than !n the Joint and pores of the wood. In formed Iron sand. Tills was the nucleus cuit of their walla as many people as twice that of Norway. Gold is constantly being ricks and veins and placers. Just around which the earth current of what it is that the baby gold forma- eleetrlclty created or deposited in During long ages this tion feedg on to effect Its growth is electroplating. not known; if ft were a new and won- influet.ee was at work causing the THE SEEKER AFTER TROUBLE derfully lucrative Industry might be gold to form around the little grain lorn and all other kinds of farming of Iron ore and then grow to become save the growing of gold might tem- a bright, shining nugget of gold much The really nnhappy tran, whose contltutd, who manage to be In trouporarily to be abandoned. The forma- larger and purer than any ever found is his own fault, Is the one ble from the moment their eyes open in the veins of ore. Chicago Chrontion and growth are due to mechanicwho Is forever carrying "a chip upon In the morning till they close them al and chemical action. As la the icle. his shoulder." IVihaps his happi- In elerp. Thogr people are Indeed to ness is his ur.happlnc?, for when he be pitied, if Indent they are not corA Song of the Weeds. Repartee In Church. Is not engaged in a personal alterat- dially hated. This quarrelsome bablt a f hpfT ti th The friendly and familiar atmos-- I ! "t tb"v li: And for he Is brooding over some fancied of mind can be so fostered that the ion ('t Westhere of the ave rape f mall rural i!h Ihtir flfis t' thf world out flirrlnj, to ftrM it through; slight and awaiting a favorable oppor- petulaney grows to be a malignant ern church ome times give rl?e to Thry it;ind n rt and li lsr An.) tinKlng' thir tunity to give vent to his wrath.fhoul-de- r lifafe and leads rometims to the I embarrassment. Hr. David Is a promAm thrir cura proven true insane asylum. Parents who notice The man with lh fh!p on fcia a Western in little far inent man I war ami frniibta, sonr 1mM"1 for in their children this fretful, quarrel-in- s his rcrncrnized. and Is Thr easily r ff! nor drlv; An1 will r church, and he wnr rally lakes a quiet avoidis carefully disposition can easily End a remciety by wise ttim r'on to but or wtut.t.te, little doy.e during th permn. PlMer Mow Ati'1 It makf lh-trouean without He mr" nowhere ed. llv; go edy. They may rot agree to the measFarah Is an elderly. Ions w inded wo- CBt in twain. anl th ir niimtM-JnuM, ature simply, a gfod, sound thrashing. be If wake. in his ble following rloTiliiw, And an'l thrive. anl rt'juMe, man, who likes to "exhort" after the I Everyone has beard of the story of Is a he either tends theater annoyed remarks. bis laiieh at rlramlrs. preacher has concluded Trt' audiin rhild who was continually whimor the the URhT the 1h by And thr tatiritlne'y mil" fompon? hx; Not long ago, at a night service. Sis- Thcy n. It mn. lie In despair the In the box office pering and quarreling. man or the at ence, rl'm'n) at both pnla my erow; r Sarah arose and discoursed lsit In tcnti f) sick? What a seat mother him "Are sold cried: not for you bougnt having tak floirsr of dewla. tint flratnin. It Not great length. The listeners berime to win, but kfpp up with thin jo child ando at want?" the before he the you Gravely appeared long visibly reetivp. Dr. David also arose I conwant a Mamma. "I ear Is He of ban swered: the r tb the a f think, worth ir,t,ng. and paid, bluntly: tti And fo for whip-pinnrm. on the received railroad Bh? MroHBjt be and the train whipping." ductor, for hrri whr'to hop In rllrnir. "Sister arah, It would be an Im- And ima was a in In marked himself and there succeeds on embroiling And that fot andrharma, - Fan Fraa-eisc- o r s position to detain this congregation frty a pnne ta tho wfcbprt In with row the Inglnn, her temper.conductor, brakmanf provement n A thoiiand farm any longer." Pullman-caPo?t. and the pa.f ngers. in ia!vton News. porter John re- ' I. Hjr!ar.d"r Sarah Sister eyes With flashing lorcmo-tivth from finder flying IF V. rlvBC kU ' J V torted: Is aimed especially at his eyes, Shirt Making. Annette How do yoj like the fit of ' 'Talrt no Impersltlon on you. coc-toIn At a he the and snereds linn shirt Is made Id tit Trey tip stirring new jackf t, drar? my you've tuck your nap." of a of the in hearts and half the minutes, the working of tb mutiny CardMia You ran rail It a fit if spirit Then the clergyman, with uplifted buttonholes travelers. of occupying us be dis you want to, hut It strikes me as behaiKis, Mid benignly: ar some worne-i- i similarly a minute. There a more like conviteion. ing missed." Indianapolis Journal. . e 1 0, Com-stoc- eup-IKine- d. k, . Hr' '. ! e fir-- r f.t " win-de- T. ?, - ip-ar- r I'-A- ? " e I r; "It 1 ; one-quart- ef i t.' BLUEBEARD WOULD NOT CHANGE !...... "r t A careful examination showed A prominent government official who has returned from a visit to Palm Beach, Fla.j tells about seeing Homes for Thousands' In Idaho. The . in Falls Canal & Power Company's beautiful tract of irrigated WHY? HE WAS SORRY SHARK MADE QUICK TRIP LANDS. - $100 REWARD $100. The readers of this paper will ba pleased to learn one dreaded disease that that there is at science has been able to cure in all its stales, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure it taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any ease that it fails to cure. Send for list of Testimonials. CO.. Toledo, Ohio, Address F. J. CHENEY Sold by druggists, 75c. are the best. Pills Hall's Family ', SUGAR A TIMBER PRESERVER. Experiments Show Value of the Process. Among new uses to which sugar has recently been put Is in the preservation of timber. Much Interest has been aroused by the announcement, as the result of a prolonged series of experiments, of a method of so treatProlonged . ing timber as to secure even from soft wood a largely Increased toughness and hardness. The treatment to which the timber is subjected Is, roughly speaking, that of saturation at boiling point with a solution of sugar, the water being afterward evaporated at a high temperatura. The result Is to leave the pores and intersLlees of thA wnnrf flllod In with olid matter and the timber vulcanised, preserved and seasoned. The nature of moderately soft wood, It is claimed, is in this way changed to a tough and hard substance, without brittleness, and also without any tendency to split or crack. HARMONY LOST FOR EVER. Unfortunate Occurrence That Caused Insanity of Musician. Among the lot of Inmates at the asylum the most conspicuous was a man, who sat by the window drumming his fingers excitedly oa the window sill, as If playing a piano. "What was the cause of bis aberration?" I asked of the keeper. "His it a peculiar cas," was the answer. "He Is a German musician. Ha waa la Hackensack once, playing the piano. Mosquitoes were thick; they got on his music sheet and he unob ervedly played the mosquitoes for notes. The harmonies resulting were more beautiful than any he had ever heard before. He became enraptured, Lut the mosquitoes flew away and a repetition was Impossible. Ever since then, he has been seeking for the combination, but can't find 1L It waa 'the lost chord.' " long-haire- d CHANGE Quit Coffee and Get Well. woman's coffee experience Is Interesting. ' Tor two weeks at a time I have taken no food but skim milk, for solid fod would ferment and caue ruch a pressure of gas and such distress that I could hardly breathe at limes, alwi excruciating pain and heart palpitation and all the time I was so nervous and rent Ions. "From chflhood up I had been a coffee and tea drinker and for the past 20 years I have been trying different physicians but could get only temporary relief. Then I read an article felling how some one had been cured by leaving off coffee and drinking Postum, and It peemd so pleasant Just to read about good health decided to try Postum In place of coffee. "I made the change from coffee to Postum and such a change there Is In me that I don't feci like the same person. We all found Postum delicious and like it better than coffee. My health now is wonderfully good. "As soon as I made the shift from coffee to Postum I got better and bow ail of my troubles are gone. I am fleshy, my food assimilates, the pressure In the ehest and palpitation are all gone, my bowels are regular, bar no mora stomach trouble and my headaches are goae. Remember 1 did not use mediclses at all jutt left off coffee sn4 drank Potur steadily. Kama given by Postum Co., Ci w A X Mich. Bend to the Co. for particular Crek, mail of extension of time or 17.600 cooks conteet for 715 'f Vises.