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THE MAMMOTH RECORD. MAMMOTH CITY, UTAH. ANIMALS THAT CAN COUNT j SHUN TEAPOT, WARNS CISH0E s ? Prehistoric Bones Are Fo und in a Maryland Cave respects to the horse of the present day, but of which there was living at that time at least 14 distinct species. The tapir, now to be found no farther north than Central and South James W. GIdley, of the National museum, has completed his work of exploring the cave at Corrigansville, Md., for the bones of prehistoric animals. The cave was opened when the big limestone cut was made for a railway extension from Cumberland to Connellsville. Thirty-tw- o distinct forms of prehistoric animals were found, and when the bones are cleaned up and looked Into closer the number may run up to more than 40. There are in all about 17 skulls, and ten forms are WASHINGTON. represented by good skulls. In the find one of the most tant yet made is the following: impor- The mastodon, which lived in about the midpleistocene period, estimated at 160,000 years or more ago. An extinct species of the horse, similar in some America. An extinct peccary, a hoglike animal of more than twice the size now found in Central America. Bears, two small ones, about the size of the common black bear, but of extinct species, and one large one about the size of a grizzly bear. The wolverine, an extinct species ol an animal not now known except In northern Canada. An extinct species of a large dog like animal about the size of a gray wolf, also one or two smaller species of the same animal, now extinct. Several species of the rodent family, Including woodchuck, porcupine and small field mice famTwo now extinct species ol ilies. the rabbit family, one about the size of the Jack rabbit, the other belonging to the group of little coney rabbits, now known only on the high peaks of the Rocky mountains and the high plateaus of Asia. Three different forms of bats now living in this vicinity, and one form of which 1b now living In New Mexico. Nearly everyone has seen trained animals that count, or at least give the Impression that they can count. Most of this la performed by means of signals the trainer makes which are understood by the animals. The gesture of a hand, the tone of voice, the stamping of the foot, and various other signals will enable a horse or other animal to pick out the number wanted, or stop counting at a given number, the counting being done by taps of the hoof. But there are untrained animals that can count, and not up to the ordinary 6 or 20 numbers that about limit their ability in shows. Rather, they can count up to 30 or 100. In some of the mines of Hainault horses are used to haul loads of ore over a little roadway and back by another route, as the tunnels are narrow. Thirty such trips constitute a days work for the horse, and without a word from drivers these horses will start for the great incline that leads to their stable at Lie end of the h trip. In fact, many of the drivers do not keep account of the trips at all, knowing the horses will do so, and when at the end of the thirtieth trip the horses suddenly and make for the outlet, these drivers have to Jump and hold them long enough to loosen the catches that hold the tugs to the little cars. But even this is beaten by oxen. "The stupid ox has become a well known phrase the world over, and yet, according to Montaigne, the oxen employed in the royal gardens of Susa to turn the wheels to which water pails are attached, absolutely refused to do more than 100 rounds, as that was their days work. This work consisted of having the oxen travel in a circle, keeping the wheel In motion, and without fail on the hundredth trip around the circle the oxen would stop. Nor could they be urged to make another round. It is said that wild apes can count to four, and in order to hunt them at least five hunters go out and four leave the place in a manner that will attract the apes. After the fourth hunter has gone the apes come out, and are thus secured, but they will never go out from their cover until In the cellar of the house occupied by Charles Nemphos, a Greek confec- four hunters have been seen leaving tioner of Hampden, a suburb of Baltimore, the police unearthed recently this the place. The same is also bust of a female child. It Is a piece of Greek sculpture which was stolen from by naturalists of rooks and magpies. the National Museum of Athens about fifteen years ago, and is said to be some 3,000 years old. How and where Nemphos got hold of the almost priceless GREW PUMPKINS ON A ROOF work Is still a mystery to the police. A western amateur gardener who RUSSIAS NAVAL CATHEDRAL fraud led to more mummies being sup- was pressed for room to grow things adopted a novel plan in raising pumpplied than ever came out of Egypt It must be remembered that the kins. They were planted In a row rational view of diseases was quite at the back of his woodshed, and as modern. In some of the older herbal the vines sprouted they were trained works a striking fact was the constant on wires to run up the side of the recommendation of various remedies building and spread out on the roof. for bruises which gave one some idea They grew luxuriously in this novel position and when he little pumpkins of the manner of the day. the owner placed a bit of appeared, John Gerrard, tfrbo was chief gardener of Lord Burleighs garden In the board under each so that they would off the roof. The vegetables Strand, and had a garden of hla own not roll In llolborn (then called a "suburb of matured under these odd conditions and the gardener figures that he has London), published a book In 1597 as his own, although It was In fact a found a good use for a hitherto wasttranslation of a Belgian herbal. Ger- ed area. rard recommended Solomons seal for the taking away In one night of MIDNIGHT SUN OF NORWAY the blackness of bruises caused by falls, or womens wilfulness in tumbling upon their hasty husbands RusCronstadt, the chief base of the or such like! UVU HEN I was making my cam- 1 paign last fall, said Representative Fields of Kentucky, "I started out to cover a country in which I was but little acquainted. Believing, like Polonius, that a fine front was a valuable asset, I arrayed myself in my best When I got oft the train at the county seat, whence 1 was to make my start, I met the candidate for Judge on my ticket, and making known to him my views, I found he agreed with me. Accordingly, after putting up in the best quarters at the best hotel in the town, we next morning engaged tte handsomest rig the best livery stable could boast, and, with a haughty driver on the box, sallied forth to conquer. "Night overtook us some miles from the village at which we had expected to put up, but soon after it fell we spied through the glopm an imposing looking mansion with many lights agleam. Ringing the bell, we announced ourselves; whereupon a hospitable gentleman came out and ushered us Into a parlor whose modest furnishings seemed out of keeping with the dignity and size of the mansion. - When Boy Put One Over Va. seat in the lower house tied down so hard and fast that the folks down in his district consider Jt almost a sacrilege even to talk about running against him. There was once a time, however, when the votes didn't CARTER GLASS of Lynchburg, come so easy, and in those days Glass made it a practice to get out in a buggy and cover his entire district, shaking every voter by the hand and kissing all their babies. On one of these tours Glass, driving along a lonely stretch of Virginia road, came to a huge field of scraggly corn being hoed by a boy of perhaps fifteen years. Glass drew his horse up. leaped out of the buggy, walked over and leaned against the fence. After a moment the boy, stopping hoeing. When, later, we went to a belated supper, we were astonished to find a spacious dining room furnished as barely aB the parlor. Its the true yeoman spirit, ex plained the candidate for Judge, and we got through a most meager meal as best we could. We were up betimes next morning, after sleeping in most primitive quar ters, that did injustice to the noble mansion, and after a breakfast on a par with the supper we got In our rig and started away. Reaching the summit of a hill some half a mile away, we paused to look back at our night's resting place. Just then a horseman drew up beside us. What place is that?1 I queried. That? he replied. 'Why, that's the county poorhouse! cn the Congressman came over and also leaned on the fence on the other side. Glass introduced himself, and got directions as to how to find the boys father. Nevertheless, he stopped to chat a while, but the boy was silent and then some. Finally Glass turned to the crops "Corn rows are pretty far apart, arent they? he asked "Yep. Planted em that way," responded the boy, briefly. "Looks pretty small to me for this time of year, said Glass. Planted small corn, said the boy, and spat contentedly. Maybe you were a little late in planting? suggested Glass. Nope," said the boy succinctly We aim to have late corn." Glass was now rather peeved. He looked at the boy sharply.. The latter was "chawin tobacco, and gazing calmly out into space. H'mmm," said Glass, clearing his There isn't much between throat. you and a fool, is there? The boy looked up quickly, and then spat ruminatlvely. Nope, he remarked. "Just the fence. Declares He Will Be More Careful in the Future HESTER, chief of a of the division of war claims of the pension bureau, is at his flebk again. Commissioner Saltzgaber decided that the 90 days' suspension he had Imposed upon Mr. Hester was loo severe for such a trifling indiscretion as Mr. Hester had committed. In the latters subdivision was a pretty temporary clerk who had completed her vork and was about to leave. She had been a favorite, and as she was leaving she made a round of the room and planted a smacking kiss upon .he mouth of every woman clerk. Reaching the desk of her now former chief, the smiling young woman, amid the titters of the other clerks, challenged Mr Hester with: "Arent you going to kiss tne good-by- , too? Mr. Hester, with mind engrossed on n official paper, but with chivalry uppermost, rose to the occasion and gave the young woman as good an oscula-tor- y farewell as she presented. The tale was carried to Commissioner Saltzgaber, who promptly suspended Mr. Hester for 90 days, for the story had been enlarged upon on FRANK navy, has Just been endowed aith a naval cathedral which ia considered a masterpiece of ecclesiastical ieslgn and construction. The czar md his daughters attended the inauguration and the holy ceremonies that a ere carried out by the high priests f the Russian church. sian SOME PECULIAR REMEDIES Tigers flesh and new-borpuppies acre among old remedies, said Dr. M. Sandwich, during the course of t lecture which he delivered at the Uity of London school recently. One book, he said, recommended a ive spider to be rolled in butter and ormed into a pill and then swallowed is an antidote to Jaundice. Vipers aere held in high esteem, and a iroth made from them was said to In the itrengthen the eyesight. and eighteenth centuries yovsdered mummies were prescribed, md so great was the demand that n h A ship recently left San Pedro, Cal., with the most grewsome cargo on record the remains of nearly 6,000 Chinese who have died in America during the past 50 years. Preparations for this gigantic removal of human remains were carried forward so quietly that no comment The bodies were was occasioned carefully wrapped each In a separate piece of oft cloth, and then placed When the cargo In sealed boxes. reaches China the remains will be taken In charge by relatives and friends, and will be Interred with the honors due to such as have ventured Into strange lands. These Chinese believe that the eyes of the dead never close as long as they remain burled in a foreign country; hence this strange transportat- ion. Pufnng Billy Still Works Its final recital. Investigation by the commissioner resulted In the withdrawal of the suspension order. Mr Hester declares he Is going to be careful of his kissing in the futura To Meet Demand for Dialect 1 told you Tapa, how often have not to say I seen you " Maggie," "Divorces Are Largely Due to Couples Knowing Too Much of Each Other." -- Boston. "The wise wife never tell her husband all her secrets. She knows better than run the chance of losing her Independence. declared Mrs. Charlotte Smith, head of the National Homestead association. The association is studying to find out what makes happy homes. It was learned that if a wife tells her husband everything it is a lesson to him not to tell her his secrets. Many divorces are occasioned by married couples knowing too much of each other, declared Mrs. Smith. When their secrets become known they magnify them. A wife is really a fool If she lets her husband know everything. It is best all around not to tell all you know; it saves trouble and heartbreaks. In married life, silence Is golden. Dont understand that I mean husband and wife should do things on the sly. Not at all. Tell hubby just enough to keep him So happy. DISCOVER A NOVEL CACTUS Unique Species of the Plant Is Found in the Desert of Arizona. Sun-Bake- d A in the Washington. cactus world for scientists to puzzle over Is shown In the accompanying picture. Whether a freak or a distinct variety which has hitherto escaped detection, botanists are unable to determine. Curiously enough it resembles In general contour the famed travelers palm of the tropics and, like that valuable plant, the cactus stores up a quantity of water for the new-com- thirsty wayfarer behind Its thorny The specimen here pictured krmor. CARGO OF CHINESE CORPSES Unique In- you will make your livin by good grammar and higher eddeeation; but your nm and me, were Just obliged to take in summer boarders, and they demand th dialect if they pay our "Puffing Billy" was the first successful steam locomotive ever constructed, rates. So what I says goes, whether been built In 1812 by workmen at the Wylam colliery In England. In having shes grammatlo or not! Fucks competition with Stevenson's "Rocket" In 1829 the latter was adjudged first Quarterly. place as an engine adapted to general purposes. But "Billy" haa been at work ver since and la new doing duty at a colliery In Durham, Arizona Cactus. was discovered on the rocky rim of the Bloody Basin in Arizona, near tho site of the great Roosevelt dam. Its peculiar appearance so Impressed the field officers of the reclamation service that a picture of the great plant was made and forwmrded to the department of agriculture at Washington. Experts failed to find any record of such a cactus, so it has been officially classified as a freak of the large and eccentric family of Cereus Gigan-teu- s called by the Spanish Sahuara the members of which form the nigger head, a foot in height, to the Sahuara Grande, which lifts its cluster of white flowers of death 50 feet or more above the ground. d Summer visitors to the northern countries of Europe always are eager to see the midnight sun. This is how !t looks to those who view it from outside Lyngen Fjord in the north of Norway, where it is visible from May 18 to July 25. TOOK HER KITTEN TO DOCTOR "Now, ye look WIFE SHOULD KEEP SECRETS fists, D. terrupted Uncle Charlie Seaver, laying down his knife and fork, "majbe For the last ten years or so a 'nura her of Irish doctors interested in mental diseases have been trying to locate the causes of the widespread lu nacy among the people of County Kerry. It has remained for an eminent ecclesiastic actually to fit it. The Most Rev. Dr. Maugan, the Roman Catholic bishop of Kerry diocese, now attributes this sad mental state to a far too free indulgence in the use and consumption of tea among the young people. As a consequence he has Issued a warning to mothers to be sparing in the 6upply of that popular beverage to their children. Before the teapot, says his grace, "became such a common domesticuten-si- l, Kerry homes produced a race of men and women that was the admiration of Europe. Instead of beautiful, muscular development we have now a population of stunted growths exhibiting symptoms of mental degeneracy. I beg of you all, therefore, to shun the teapot tbir-tiet- water-drawin- g Congressman Fields Tells a Good One on Himself Irish Churchman Says It Is P.espon sible for Much Lunacy Among His People. A cat owned by Barreuther Brothers, merchants of Winsted, Conn , which is nursing four kittens, took one suffering with a badly Inflamed eye to the office sf a veterinary surgeon next door and left the afflicted kitten in a chair. The doctor entered the office a few minutes later and was treating the kitten when the anxious mother returned. The feline waited patiently until the sore optic was open, purred contentedly, and then took her kitten back home. Ten Men With Eight Legs. Chicago. Ten men, who had but sight legs between them, attended the burial of Charles E. Moore, manager of an artificial limb manufacturing concern. The four pallbearers had one leg each. Two of the party had no legs. Four others had but one leg and one arm each, and one woman had an artificial limb. one-legge- d Will Fly to Fires. Salem, Mass A flying machine fire department for Salem was predicted by J. F. Hurley, mayor of this city. CAVERNS OF THE SHENANDOAH Fire engines, hook and ladders, hose aagons and aerial water towers of Among the most famous cavers of the future will go through the air on the woild rank the groltoes of the the wings of aeroplanes, according to Shenandoah In the famous valley of Hurleys Ideas. These caverns with their Virginia. Have Not Spoken for Seven Years. formations stretch for wonderful Baltimore, Md. Although they have miles in Augusta county, in the vicinity of Mount Meridian. Just with- lived together under the same roof for seven years, Mr. and Mrs. John in the entrance is a group of humanlike stalagmites called the "Senti- Husselbaugh have uot apoken a word nels. Inssing these one comes ta to each other in that time. So dethe Cataract," "Solomons Temple" clared the husband when he filed his cult for divorce here. and other wonders.