Three new novels, on aa average, are Issued daily by London publishers. The tallest man in Maryland lives In Carroll county, near the town of Westminster, West-minster, and, with a strange appropriateness, appro-priateness, his name is Miles Long. The Englishman possesses on an average $1,480; the Dutchman, $720; the Belgian and the German, $780; the Austrian and the Italian, $500; the Russian, $300. Oklahoma City Is a thriving city of wpward of 15,000 people, with growing industries, and has just begun the erection of a free library with the gift of $25,000 from Andrew Carnegie. Every year a number of boys are ' sent from Siam by the king to England Eng-land to learn different '. things. One teams upholstering, one learns typewriting, type-writing, one learns languagas, one . learns science, and so on. George W. Dart.who raised the Stars and Stripes over the Confederate capital capi-tal at Columbia, S. C, at the end of Bhera m's march to the sea, has just enten I the Soldiers' Home of Iowa, at Marsh-iIItown. His home was at Atti-a, Atti-a, N. r. The commission on the new East River bridge between New York and Brooklyn boroughs finds itself compelled com-pelled to ask the institution for condemnation con-demnation proceedings in regard to some $2,000,000 of property needed for the Brooklyn approach. Three churches are among the obstacles. Two sisters living in San Francisco are achieving success in unusual occupations occu-pations for women. One is a carpenter carpen-ter ,the other a boss painter. The former, a girl of 20, has built a five-room five-room house in which her family lives. The father of the girls is a carpenter and conceived the idea of bringing his daughters up as though they were boys, giving them men's trades. A grim relic haf just been .presented to a San Francisco museum. It Is a "back-scratcher," once the property of the wife of a Fijian chief, which is made from the leg bone of a mission-' ary who was killed and eaten by the telanders early in the century. The late owner inherited the item from his grandfather, but as his newly wedded wife would not permit him to keep in the house an article possessed of such gruesome associations, and so it was sent to the' museum. Twenty-one wagons passed through ,the city of Wabash, Ind., the other day in solemn procession. They were loaded load-ed with the last marketable black walnut wal-nut logs in the county. The ceremony would have been equally appropriate in any other county of the great central cen-tral states. The walnut, which hall a century ago was the most plentiful and majestic tree of the region, is today to-day practically extinct. A stronger argument for protective forestry laws would be hard to find. "A sympathetic strike" of a unique kind occurred in New Jersey the other day. A poor old horse was used in a oertain department of a glass factory, hut did not have the privilege which his human fellow-workmen enjoyed of "knocking off" when the whistle sounded. The men tried unsuccessfully unsuccess-fully to obtain shorter hours for the old nag, and at last "struck," but gave notice that they would gladly resume work whenever the horse's hours of labor should be made to conform to their own. The newspapers are silent as to the result, but it is to be hoped that matters have been settled to the satisfaction of all1 especially of the ' horse. If the suggestions of Charles W. Canfield of New York, are acted upon, the statue of Liberty in New York harbor will have a flaming torch worthy of the name. At present the giant lady bears a brilliant but tiny bpark in her hand, which, when the outlines of the figure are obscured at night, cannot be distinguished from a low-hanging planet. Mr. Canfield j suggests that a jet of steam be sent up through the arm and hand and, as night settles down the cloud of vapor would catch the glare of the arc lamps and have all the appearance of a veritable flame. The idea was presented pre-sented to his mind by noticing the appearance of a cloud of steam from an elevated train upon which a searchlight search-light from one of the big dry goods stores played. This arrangement for increasing the effectiveness of the - great statue might be carried out with-almost with-almost no additional expense, as th government has its own plant on Bed-loe's Bed-loe's island for making the lights in the torch. A pipe carrying stean, could easily be run from the boiK i room to the torch.