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- i v ' byway, our thoughts go back to the n the world enjoy ea itseli as it knew howr and was content." era-whe- nsr HUNTING How NEFENGIM IN the Moose Is Called the Caribou. :v that very few are successful, says the In talking with Illustrated News. some of the best of'them they united in saying that a woman, if she would practice calling for two weeks or so, could surpass any man. What is needed is a high, clear voice. The calling is done with a bireh-barhorn, shaped like a megaphone. It should be about sixteen inches long, six inches across the large end and about one inch at . k Somerville, Mass. the mouthpiece. The call Is two short grunts, followed by a long bellow in imitation of the call given by the cow moose during the rutting season. The bull, in answering, gives from one to three or four short, hoarse grunts. caribou During the summer the come into the lakes at all times of the day and night, but later on go back on the barrens and remain there until the snow drives them down to the timber. Its bard hunting, as the climb to the barrens is rough and very tiresome. Then, too, on account of their keen scent and hearing, so much allowance must be made for all winds and air currents that even on sighting game long detours often have to be made in order that the approach may . If rewind. Yimrmrtffk f- - V Queen of Song. The story of Adelina Pattis first encounter with the Emperor William I.,' grandfather of the present kaiser, is worth repeating. It was at Hamburg' that the meeting took place, and the diva was then quite a young girl. On the evening of the same day an invitation came to her and her father to meet his imperial majesty next morning at the springs at 7 oclock. I get up at that hour! cried the spoilt child, to please any emperor? No! No, I wouldnt think of it! Tell him so. William I., ever laughed heartily over her ultimatum, which greatly amused him. The last time his majesty saw Patti was in Berlin and he was then a dying man. When she called upon him at his box, he welcomed her with his most genial smile. Ah, he said, you remember Hom-burg- ? But you dont mind waiting updn me now. good-nature- Cats Clever Ruse. cat owned by the manager of an English restaurant recently noticed a mouse which had contrived to find Its way into a cupboard among a lot of wine glasses. Evidently the cat saw that to capture the mouse in that retreat would be a somewhat difficult task, so, jumping on the top of the cup- board, from a plate there he gently precipitated a piece of cheese on the floor and waited. For over an hour the cats eyes were glued on the decoying morsel, and not in vain. At last the mouse could resist the temptation no .longer and made a rush for the cheese, when the problem which the cat had seemingly propounded to himself found solution and the mouse was caught. 3 ' ' Maine Town Built on Islands. The town of Isle au Haut, Me., is composed of islands. It was incorporated by the legislature in 1874 and comprises, besides the large island which gives the name to the town, the following smaller islands: Yorks island. Fox island, Burnt island, Merchants Island, Kimballs island ,the two Spoon islands and all other islands south of Merchants These islands lie south of Great row. Deer isle and between the island of Vinalhaven to the west and Burnt Coast Island in Frenchmans bay to the east. Park Street Church, Boston. wayfarer found under the spreading sentiment of Samuel Adams Brake branches of the elms around it de- when he says: The days of the hostlery lighted rest and quiet, while there was These wayside are no more. In its stead have arisen good cheer within. inns were as "the shadow of a mighty the marble and plate glass palaces, rock within a weary land to the hot, which make one shiver to look at tired, dusty and hungry travelers in them, and the chop houses, which have made indigestion national; but when, the good old days of long ago. Mexican Gold and Silver. One did not find in these old inns as is the ease of the Wayside Inn, the privacy and exclusiveness to be we encounter one of these old Inns . Mexico produced last year $9,000,000 found in the hotels of to day. It was left high and dry in some forgotten In gold and $72,000,000 in silver. old-tim- e i tvv. o- Runner for Wheeled Vehicles. the old resident remembers the time when we had summer in the summer time and winter when it was due, which lasted until spring; and with what pleasure he tells of the cold weather and good sleighing for weeks in succession! But whether it is the destruction of the forests to build our houses and serve other purposes, or from some other cause, we do not seem to have, good winter weather for very long at a time, and sleighing and skating are soon destroyed by a thaw. In Canada and some portions of this country this is not the case, and when a farmer or teamster puts up his wagons and gets out hi3 sleighs for the first snow he has fairly good assurance that he will not have to change again until the spring thaw. But in a vast area of the country the man who drives may. find himself riding through mud in a sleigh or slipping over a snowy road in a carriage, and it is to meet just such occasions as this that the in How well decrease In the number of broken' strings is sure to follow. The inventor is George W. Johnston of Dorchester, Mass. Manufacture of Aluminum. ' The world's supply of aluminum Is produced almost solely by the electric furnace. The processes used consist In the electrolysis of alumina dissolved in a molten hath of some other more readily fusible salt generally the mineral cryoite, which is a double fluoride salt of aluminum and sodium, is used for this purpose. Theoretically 1 electrical horse power day will produce 4.7 pounds of the metal; commercially, however, the output is only about 1.25 pounds. No workable process has as yet been discovered for producing aluminum by electrolyzing an aqueous solution of an aluminum, salt. , Cleaning Agent from Filth. Soap for sewage sludge is an extreme' example of economy reported in the Zeitschrift of the Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects.. The process, briefly stated, is ' as follows: Dosjng the sewage with sulphuric acid, heating to 100 degrees .Centigrade, compressing into cakes, drying 'and treating with benzine, which latter dissolves out the fatty matters: The fats recovered by distilling off the benzine re of a slightly yellow color,- Thus has science not only proyided a way to dispose of sewage, hut has actually transformed It into a cleaning agent for household vention shown in the picture has been use! designed. A set of sheet iron shoes is provided, with steel runners, and Convenient Little Heater. perforated at intervals for the inserThe oil or gas stove which cannot tion of bolts. When there is a fall be utilized to cook a meal of victuals of snow the driver has only to put the while heating a room has little place: shoes on the wheels and bolt them in In the system of economics. Many a position, and he is ready for a sleigh lamp flame and gas jet have produced ride, with no worry over what the fu- goofl cups of tea, coffee or chocolate ture state of the weather may be. to accompany a frugal lunch prepared The shoes are light enough to be and eaten in a small room by those carried in the wagon when not in use, too poof to afford square meals on and should prove a great convenience .all 'occasions. This class of 'econoto the' man who has to drive every mists will probably see the merit of ' day. the burner attachment recently deThe patentees are ' Samuel J. and signed by a California inventor, and John D. Phillips of New York city. shown in the accompanying illustration. It has a clamping arrangement Artificial and Real Pearls. A report from the Osaka, Japan, exposition, published in European papers, sars a Japanese hays devised, a fan foithe artificial production of pearls. His method is to put a grain of sand or foreign substance forcibly into pearl oysters, which he afterwards puts back in the beds. In this way he gets pearls so like natural pearls that connoisseurs cannot tell them apart. It would be strange, 'thinks one writer, if they could, for tne method employed by the Japanese is the one employed by nature. It is a fact that pearls are produced by a grain of sand or some other foreign substance falling into Attached to the Gas Burner. the open oyster and being covered by which grips the burner-tuband sup-- 1 the same substance as the interior of ports the standards depending from the shell. The pearls thus produced the flat wire screen at the top. These are being sold so cheaply that a fear standards are adjustable by loosening is gaining ground that they may af- the screws in the clamping member, fect the market for real pearls and may be regulated to correspond that is, pearls produced by accidents with the size and heat of the flame to the oysters rather than by the ef- issuing from the jet. forts of man. The artificial pearls George W. Brunner of San Francisare being put to exactly the same co, Cal., Is the patentee. ' uses as the real ones. Electric Lighting in the North. Improved Shoe Attachment. it is suggested that Thorshaven, in It is not at all uncommon for a. the Faroe Islands, should be provided shoe lace to break at an Inopportune with electric lights. The water power moment, when one is in a hurry to is abundant for nine months of the catch a train, or has something Im- year, and during all that period it is portant to attend to, instead of at an so dark that artificial' light is necessary. Petroleum lamps are generally used in the shops and houses and for street lighting; this could all1 be replaced advantageously hy electricity during the season, when lights were most needed. During the months of May, June and July, when the streams are the lowest, 'no lights would be needed, as It is daylight constantly. - A i b Pursuit of pub-LcTo- d ZAr?niv-''i- NEW BRUNSWICK. Of course, all guides claim to be moose callers, but experience teaches (Special Correspondence.) Well has New England the right not uncommon for all the guests to to be proud of the many historic spots sit together at one common table, and to be found within its borders. Church it s doubtful if there is very much and cottage, ancient trees and famous changing of plates or brushing away Inns, all mark scenes inseparably con- of crumbs during the meal. Guests nected with the colonists struggle for were not expected to make complaint freedom. Boston has its Faneuil hall, it they found themselves placed for its Bunker Hill monument, its old Park the night in a room containing three Street church, and the inn from which or four beds and one would have been the famous tea party set forth on its perilous mission. The old powder house and fort at Somerville, Mass., used first by the British and afterward by the revolutionists, is also standing, and is one of the show places of the neighborhood. But the historic structures of colonial days which most appeal to the traveler are the famous inns dotted throughout the country.- - No great stress of imagination is required to people these old buildings with 'the dignified citizens of the past who there enjoyed the hospitality of Mine Host and the companionship of their particular cronies.- In many of them, too, were hatched schemes which had for their object the overthrow of, the tyrannical rule of King George and the placing of our country' on the solid foundation of liberty. Even the trees of colonial ' days sometimes had a part in the patriotic events of the times. One or the most famous of these trees was Bostons old Liberty .lree, the spreading branches of which covered the Liberty Tree Tavern. This oldjhouse' of t?V L2.in'fi eri t"s lood at the corner of Essex and Washington streets, a Old Powder House, locality once bearing the name of Hanover square. The patriotic name of charged with being mighty particuthe Liberty Tree was given to the old lar if one objected to sharing the bed elm As early as the year 17G5, when a with, perhaps, a total stranger. There could be very little privacy in great' public celebration was held in rejoicing over the anticipated repeal traveling when ten or twelve persons of the stamp act. were crowded together in one stage But before this time the branches coach, and by the time they reached of the tree had borne effigies of Lord the end of the journey there' was no Oliver, and various placards contain- need of the formality of an introducing patriotic sentiments and notices tion to each other. And as traveling or proposed meetings were suspended by stage produced ,in many the same from its branches. In time a fine plate harrowing illness, with, whiqh travelot metal was fastened to the tree and ers by sea are often affected some on it was carved: This tree was of the unhappy wretches within the planted in 1646 and pruned by order of stage coaches were placed beyond the the Sons of Liberty Feb. 14, 1766. pale of formality of any kind, Mrs. Alice Morse Earle has given Many, a patriotic meeting was held in the old tavern and under the spread- us an interesting account of some of ing branches of the old tree. Thfre the signs awl symbols once seer, on 4.- taverns. was naturally a hot 'flame of resent- tthe sign boards of the ment when th tree was cut down toy Many of thtf sign boards rhjtnes the British soldiers. j rivaling the 'tombstone poetry in oriThe old Simpson travern in ginality. The sign board before a and the Russell tavern in Arling- Philadelphia inn bore this rhyme: ton were popular hostleries more than I, William McDermott, live here, a century ago. The old Wright tavern I sell good porter, ale and beer. In Concord and the Monroe and Buck-ma- n Ive made my sign a little wider To let you know I sell good cider. taverns in Lexington had to do Another sign board bore this powith the war of the revolution. The Buckman tavern was the rallying etical outburst: Of the water of Lebanon place of the minute men on the night Good cheer, good chocolate and tea, of the 18th oi April, before the faWith kind entertainment mous battle on the 19th. One may see By John Kennedy. in the old house the bullet holes made The tippling houses of Boston also b,r the shots of the British soldiers had original poetry on their sign when they were fired upon from the boards. Mrs. Earle this illustavern. . Percy had his headquarters tration: Some of thegives bore a signs at the old Monroe tavern on that fa- crude painting of a tree, a bird, a ship, mous 19th of Anril in the year 1775, and a can of beer and below them this and that was a stirring day in the rhyme: of old house. the history This is the tree that never grew. The Fountain Inn of Medford was This is the bird that never flew, a famous house in its day. Like the. This is the ship that never sailed. Red Jlorse Inn of Sudbury, it was roThis is the mug that never failed. There are many who will echo the mantically situated, and the summer Mjed-for- 3nN . well-know- n e - . . New Vocation for Women. The German press reports that a new vocation has been found, for women on account of the use of the in hospitals. Courses of lectures for the instruction of nurses will soon he commenced at Berlin. These women will serve only as nurses of patients treated by" and as assistants In the use of discovered ' healing this recently agent, which- service is of a very delicate nature and one requiring great care. - - X-ra- X-ra- y hour when there is plenty of time for repairs. The accident is not to be wondered at, when it is remembered that the lacing hook has two sharp edges over which the string is drawn at a sharp angle, and the movement of the foot saws the lace over these edges at every step. A simple but effective arrangement to prevent this wear Is that shown ' In the picture, consisting of a series of flattened rings, which are secured to the hooks in place of the laces themselves. The latter are inserted in the rings, which, having no sharp edges, and presenting only a rounded surface in contact with the string, wears the latter very little, if any. It Is probably no more difficult to lace the shoe with these rings than in the old manner, and a Pure Water from Sewage. In the bacterial treatment of sewage at Birmingham, England, some of the contact beds were filled with coal, and it is stated that the effluent waa so clear, sparkling and odorless that the men working about the beds drank from it. The flow from these beds was very much better than that from beds filled with other filtering media.