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-A1?RILL1.0t.‘ 11913. \ 4 f :H%um%Ani%'s‘PzN.E;T ” ‘ ~ Lhns cf Gr©2@] .. I 2 : TEA AS A BLEv?ERAGE4“T” \3 it ill |.mpo.rf96t' Behind! ' Mm\ Walk; Ulmght._ . According goisthe osteoputlltist, yqn‘do~ not »bnv.e: a¢p‘e1rte.¢t|y iformed spinal col- lllnn. for he is. ! _‘c0n}*li_Z1‘c.ed‘ that JI9.D$:1:§2§;”L that .13‘ pefI‘1'¢c.'t- His ldenlell-is 21 spii1e_of la.\ 1 purtlcu,l;1'r ‘--curve, » whose tW'e.‘1tI.ty-four‘ bones-§ll'e at equal ’dis_tance‘s glpart, or - ‘tlie‘s‘;1 tux-xnntipn on both sides; and, eqq'a‘ll,v=d,ist:intVi'rom the sides of the r‘l:rsd'yf.\Tr __ . , - f The .<él1.ild‘.s. xsll nniczh neuter not-. _-11111:! \anti ‘fur straighter than the ud,nlt‘s. anti the society woman _wla'o does’ no work is more llikely to have a ‘back; “whose ‘eurve comes nearer the ideal than the college ntblete. The spines of? strong men, such as.” the laborer or» 5pugil'ist. are’ most ‘defective, for the _re_ason' that constant’ pull‘ and strait)- on the spin\xl'rcolunln- accentuate its lweaknesses. ~ T he lgurrotes. strong a: : they are‘, luuve Weaker and more crook- ’ rd spi'ne's than civilized men. .The spines of lower zuiimiils are stronger and more normal than ours and consequently ‘are not so readily af- fected by disease. if man had de- zcided-Hto Walk on all fours his spine mi‘ght,he just as good as his cat's or g1og's. Spinal trouble started when our ancestors determined to walk up- ;rlght. and even ,after untold’ centuries it seems that the human spine has not 't11oI'o'1i'ghl'y adjusted itself to our meth- od of ‘going about. Spencer wrote: “That all important ox:ga’1,1._ the vex-te~ bral =colu1n‘u.A is as yet\ but inconapletely ‘adapted to the llpnigiit posture. Only, While’ the vigor .i_s. »con’s‘ldern§hle can there\ he maintained Without apprecia- jble-T effort. thosVer‘mus’cnlnr contractions ' which’ proldnc-e the S like and bring thelnmbar portions into such at ‘position jth2‘1‘t the line 0! direction falls twithin ltz\-—Nelw York Sun. It In Slidl to Em-ich a _P.or!o.I\\I' VBQQE Moijaliy and Phv'sioal|y- \V - ' mid yoll know that tell drinking 111.1 splendid a,ld= to 0u‘e‘s morals'.'- .A_t least that is the opinion or an English scleng tist who not ‘long ago complledva learn? ed treatise to show the hene et- reots 91' ten drinking from a spiritual. physical and moral standpoint A meal in the .morn.iu8. he says. with tell as the beverage will enable a man. to pursue his day's work with facul- ties unelouded, temper unrn and a‘ generally amlnble state of nerves. Be- sides that. it makes the body active, it clears the sight. it strengthens the ap- petite and the digestion and is partic- ularly wholesome for men of corpulent bodies and great ‘meat eaters. It vanishes dreams. increases the memory and prevents sleeplessness. It has been observed that it has contribu- ted more to the sobriety of the Chinese than the severest: laws, the most elo- quent harangnes and the best treatise on morality But. in addition to all this. he claims for tea a strengthening effect on moral- ity. A man who is stimulated by a generous cupful of tea, moderately strong. will be able to withstand more successfully the manifold temptations that nssail him in the bnslness and so clnl world into which he is\ plunged than the man who is not sustained by the same beverage.-Cmcago Tribune. 2%., /55. /,€’:“V_9{*f7_*.'-'.\f'*% ' 23- TONGU ES OF BIRDS. That of the Humming Bird In About the\ Most Curious of All. A German naturalist has gathered some curious data with reference to the tongues of birds.‘ As he points out. many persons suppose that wood- peckers use their sharp pointed tongues as darts with which to trans their prey. It is true that the Woodpecker. like the humming bird. can dart out its‘ tongue with extraordinary rapidity and that its mouth is turnished with an elaborate mechanism for this pur- pose. yetinvestigution, shows tlint the b object of their swift motion is only to - catch the prey. not to pierce it. For . the purpose of holding the captured victim the woodpeckers tongue is tur- nished with a sticky secretion. inasmuch as itpossesses the power of imitating speech. it is not surprising to learn that the pnrrotfs tongue re- sembles that or man more closely than any other bird's tongue does. It is not: because the parrot is more intelligent: than many other birds. but because its tongue is better suitedior articulation than theirs that it is able to amuse us with its mimicry. ‘ . , , HOUGH they are gradually ire- « _ 5 .- _ treating before the advance or » ' white ,1_nen__in the shape oi! , sportsmen, these are too few at : c , present to threaten the lions Of .the_ Portuguese “Territory in East Africa with anyvserious diminution .in .their numbe_rs—at. least,’ where “these live far from the railway. But $1193? are gI‘adu'a.1ly~»retreating» further into the great\ plains » or tundi-as or _into the Urema Flats, writes W. L». Puxley in Field. * I But by far the best piacetor them now\ is in the thick; hush upon. the slopes of the Gorongoha range, where they are practically unmolested by the guns of the few English who go to the territory, for these, as. a rule, avoid the heights and keep to the plains. iwhere the‘ game is far more ‘abundant, though perhaps not so varied in char- acter‘ as upon the high veld. There- fore, except when one of the few Por- tuguese o goes upon a hunting expedition there, which is not often. the lions have it‘ all their own ‘way. andythey have become so numerous upon. the mountains that they have ’ g1'adf1al1y thin'n‘e'd the \game are now in. consequence, obliged to go farther a for their food, and are a terror to the natives, who dare not -go along the dreaded road to Sena ex- cept in large numbers, and it they have to pass a_.night uponthe dreaded road, or rather track, which skirts the mountains, they keep a sharp lookout and make sounds which compare un- favorably with the roars of the lions. Even so, ifvany native wanders from his companions, or lingers behind, it is pretty certain that before long he will fall a victim to the savage beasts, and only his remains will ever be seen. i The Portuguese commandante of the province has several times been oblig- ed in the course of his official busi- ness to travel along the road to Sena, which seems to he a/synonym. for lion hunting, and when I was staying with him a few months ago. he related some .et_m e11ns- It appears that, hiivin‘g\“tb\l‘ipéiifwoiie’ night on the way to his destination, he arrived at a smailjiative village and made hiscamp near it. ‘ Lions in the Camp. “All at once,\ he said, \the boys came» into my tent and told hie that two, or.'perhaps three. lions were in the camp. and, thinking they were too near to be pleasant, I resolved ‘to pass the rest, of the night in the village. Therefore, leaving all our provisions ' and stores as they were, I spent the night in one, at the huts, while the boys arranged themselves in the oth- ers. Next morning at dawn we went back .to_the camp and found that alter we left, one off the 1ions'had sprung upon my tent in search of human food, and, his prey had escaped, he and the others ‘had turned upon the stores and literally‘ wrecked them. ‘Flour and other necessaries lay scat- tered all‘’- over ,.the ground, and our cases of provisions had been‘, ‘torn open, hand; all that could prove‘ to the toad tor the hungry lions hail been devoured, the rest being, rendered’ use‘ less. It would; ‘seem ‘that the beasts had acted .in revenge, for whatever was of ntrnse‘ to; th‘em'-‘had-bee mauled past repair, and we had noth- ing whatever: left either \to eat or to use. Lions seem to act. in this way- vvhen balked of their ’p_re_y‘.9 \Once I {was rave the rails way at Bamboo creek, when a lion, which had _evide_ntly been watching our msoveinents from the long grass which grows on either side or the track, quietly crossed the path close behind my machilla. These animals- do not like‘ the look oil a Jiiacihllla. \which they do not understand, fend. .therefor,e,.wheni-9'. white man is travel- ing, they allow this-tor pass; but in this case-‘-.and it has happened, to other whites as well-_-'-—‘the animal «calm. ply trotted across the. ‘track ‘between the machiiia and the next boy, who was a \short -distance behind. never molesting the‘ l.21tt(.=i‘,'but going on art. er n;‘s_praay ' - \Mi Barth’. ‘(N .» 4» .. plantation on that Pungwe. tolxi me that 3 lion comes to drink every evening from the tank not ten yards from where he is ly- ing close to his open window, and the beast gets exactly like _a huge cfat. watching him closely while drinking with his great yellow eyes, and after drinking his mi, the lion licks his lips and walks of! into his tastnesses. With- out tdlsturbing the. watcher in the least. for in that district the game is still plentiful. and the lions, therefore. do not molest the white men, A Ventureaome» Old Lioness. AGGR-ESS|_V.E_ 'R:EP-TILES. King Cobraég and. Mamba; Are the ‘C Worst of the Snakn.Trib9. The mazjm-ity of snakes are not. as most people suppose. .z183res.sive in their habits: but, like‘ the British. viper, far more anxious to get out of the way of the human ‘intruder than into it. But there are ’a-. few famous. or inta- mous. exceptions; and the mamba—- one of‘ the ‘lu,I‘gest‘ of the cobras and :1 native of Africa-—.is said to be the most dangerous reptile in the world. It will at anything and anybody;_ goes out of its Way to pick a quarrel with every passerby and has even been known to come down from a, tree where it was resting. nppagently fast asleep. to try ‘conclusions with a man armed with a gun. The -only’ snake that at all apifroaches the mamba in ferocity is the «great ‘king cobra or hamadryad‘ of the east. which is larger than the maxnba, and generally. quite as ready to‘ Interfere with any living’ crea- ture that comes within its ken. ‘It has, been known ‘to chase a man on horse- back. and so fast can It travel that it is said none but». swift footed animal has any chance of escape. - ‘ Yea n $1.400 “Once we shot. a lioness in our compound, close behind the house. In this case she had grown incapable 0! going after the game from her haunts upon the mountain sideseopposite. and her teeth were gone for the most part, owing to her age..Therefore, she could no longer compete with the younger lions. as game is getting scarce there; and most of the buck remaining there are small kinds, which do not satisfy a. lion for long. In this case, the lion- ess had ventured to the compound for _the sake of the goats and chickens. and we shot her as she was in the act of killing .a goat, severalot which she had mauled. I still have the head, but the animal was long past her prime. though her head was 9. large one. Sometimes the natives show the great. est bravery when they are faced by a lion, for they have only their assegais and other rude weapons, but even so they will sometimes make a determin- ed stand against a hungry lion, and will 'act together so well as to keep the lion from killing any or their num- ber. [11 this way. they obtain the teeth and claws wrgich are so often offered you in ‘the villages you pass through on your way. _ Read the Terms? Set ‘ Forth Below and A Extend Your Subscription; In some respects the humming bird's tongue ls the most remarkable of all. It ls double neui-ly from end to end. so that the little creature ls able to gras\p its insect prey very much as it its mouth were furnished with a pair -of ! Weekly. _ A Schuyler iCounty;Ma.pi on .a. Scale of nearly an inch _to,tlj:e mile, has] been issued for the Chronicle by a Philadel- p?hia‘pi1hlishing ‘ ‘ i The gardens of the liosporus are one of the most characteristic fea- fu't‘€s‘ \0'l\‘fl1'i,ft. ’l‘i’\*e“F-’lik‘é strait. ‘Ther have. moreover. a de cachet of their own. This is largely prescribed to them by the nature of the soil on which they are laid out. The banks of the Bosporus slope sharply back to a height of some 400 feet and are bro- ken by valleys penetrating more grad- _ually into the rollim: tablelands or Thrace and Asia Minor. Few of their houses, therefore. do notenjoav some view_ol' the wnter and oi’ the opposite shore. rarely more than n mile or two away. The gardens of the houses are hccordiiigly laid out with reference to those views and are determined in form by the steepness of the hillsides _o_n_e3y_hich they lie. They are terruces—- that is. one or many according to the size of the garden.-—S<-rlbner's. Gar-deris of the Boapdrus. .-The hoison of both the§e snakes is so’ po.werfm that. as some one once stated _‘ in an examination paper on reptiles. ‘feven a scientist when bitten by either of these ferocious creatures ceases to be interested. in the_matter- after the space of a few minutes.\ *Among.the Australian cobras. the pit vipers of America and the great west African vlipers, there are r-ertaiu species that prefer the offensive to the defensive.‘ method. and in most cases It is the ag-_ gressive varieties that carry the most poisonous afan<,zs.—-London Globe. ”1;‘hisaMiap is mouinted on a. sheet of ! 23 by 29 ‘i1i1ches_i,11 size, with brass bindings, and is available for desk use or. hang’ir1g“o wan. “At present.\ he concluded, “the bush is so thick upon the mountain sides and the lions so numerous that no white man should go after lions single-handed: but it two or more were to come here together they vlvould be almost sure of splendid sport. as the natives know pretty well the exact spots where the lions have their hernesk,LesLa:e_9,n1!_,L°9 Wimnz and anxious to point’ these’ dint: §6’iF£1.Ttth‘é}7 shall be rid of their powerful ene- mies.” “ -% The‘ Towns. are shoWn\in colors ‘and are true to sca1e,_Whi1e&~ the bound- ing countiesv and the adjoining town- ships are %indiCatged, facts\ of inforliia\-7 tion with, which very few-are familiar. Lead and the Taath. A tendency,ot' the teeth and gums to absorb lead has been observed by Vik- tor Hinger.:L—G.ex;mw;(1e11t1atk ,_:1nu)__n;;j_ the workers in an“’acc'umuiator fac- to1-_y;,. The teeth 2111- had much tartar. and that sci-a-ped from the_ teeth of one man affected with anemia and other ‘symptoms of poisoning wné found by (‘analysis to contain‘ about one—hal.f of 1’ per cent of metallic lead. _'Ext1\act1mz the seventeen teeth still retained by’ this '1_m'1n. the metallic lead in. the .crqwus was tshowh to be. 0.0538 per cent and‘ 0.033 per cent in the roots- sn to give continuous lead intox- ication, The taytar was removed from V the teeth of‘ the other Workers..and this was followed by marked improve- ment in the condition of gums\ and gen- era} health.‘ - He Wouldn't Reupond. New Falry story. When Joaquln .\llller‘s play. “The Dnnltes.\ wus pvodnced for the time the play caulzllt the crowd's fancy. and at the end M the sécund not there were great calls rmm the audience for \Authur. anth_or!\ The mnmuzer looked around for Mll- Ier. but would not MID. He sent several of his usslstunfs all over the theater tn hunt Millér up and bring him hofnre tlw fnntllzhts to address the olnllmrnlls audit-nve The State Road Routes; As the cobbler stepped into his shop his scold of a wife started to lecture him unmercifully for coming in late- Ways Steam am TriE:’T an_‘“’éTr‘é”fy highWa‘y of w~the~wc%ot1-nty%“are outlined, together With t1i1e; heights of land, the Streams and va11’e'ys,% the shores of Seneca’ and the upliand Iakeletsy, b i ejec “Be quiet, Zenob_l_a,\ said he a “Today I have had a great stroke of luck. . Coming-home I met 9. fairy who he.d\lost her way. I put her'on the might track and ,out of gratitude she -\presented me with this pair of any pers. Whoever puts on the left one becomes invisible. Then. it you [int on the right one you. reappear. You 'will see that this present is very valuable because we will be able to ‘make lots of money with it.\ Zenobla became still and stqod over- .come with curiosity in front of her .‘hushand. . \Cqme qaid he, \let us try it Once.” ' After some thnv spent in searching Miller was spléd sitting gmong the crowd wu,v1zp in the naliery. where the calls of \Author!\ were most nu- merous. Upon being asked to» go down and address the am'i'ien(-e, Miller refus- ed. saying that Wild horses couldn't drag him down thére.~—New York Sun. The Grafton Aitrac A correspondent \ot- the Boston- Transcript says that “in looking over some mem'or_unTd'aT made by John Whit- tier of East Hav‘er_h1n (father or‘ the 'pQ‘et‘) .1 this item. made u,n‘<éie1f;date of Feb.‘ 13,. 1819: ‘First snéowstqfixt of the yeah\ This is possibly’ tlie; stomp his «son ’comme‘fnVo”1'a_tes in ‘s“nowbou’nd’.-.’ The ‘fad was then. in his twelfth yeah. The itérn‘ ,immédiately ;pre¢ed1.Iiz‘ the one I give aboife is dated May 9. _1sm. ‘An ‘eiephant; came to -tow-n.*‘ As Pres‘.-— ident M_om:oe écameg to f0wn’._t]1at same day. it is odd that his coming is not also chronicled as e‘qual‘l’y, memorable,\ Miliit-arfy ATract;} Jthe Watkins _aV;11d Flint APufr.chase{,4 the .Pl1é1ps< Wand ;;o;r1;.,am% §Pt1rc[l1‘as.e>,J¢ the WTeztfSo}:1% Patent;,f t - bounds,V the s_cc.tion 5m 1r1i1?b_.%Lers;, _t1:1e1:\'f mile %cV?irc1es%\ from the county‘ of watkiins,%- are :af1:1;setfi forTtl1¢'in detail; . \ L 1 % ' Value of M05:-rimeni. The more ‘physical not of laughter qung-kéns thii circ-um and the breath. fng. supplies the body with more oxy- gen‘ and stimulates vevery orzan. Good T humor dispels ill health Our m'o’ods or huxnnrs affect the health rqr 13006 or -‘ ill} The meal efaten to: the nccompauia ment of fnmi|_‘v q11:irrels or A.d,e‘pressin,<z n'r;:1xmt*nts'a is 'in less vkluzible than the one \taken in pleasant‘ com-' pany —~’lndImmpon.¢ Séws. [She slipped on‘ the left slipper- and positively in the same instant. vanishedaway. ‘ ‘ \It is really true!\ said the cobbler, ast<‘mis‘hed.~~‘T'-‘She's gone!\ Then he took. the right slipper, went out 0! the house and threw it in the deepest well. ; % New of Schuyler » isgiivien to . %eAv¢_rfy '*subscr}iber of the‘ Chronicle within% the? Q bounds_ of A the =couLIity9, who Awi‘11,pday arrfea*rag§:.s‘ and for {me jicagnnotj Well He sent;; _n1ai1f, but; upon recéipt of sub- scription, Vmoney,&~V be g\i‘ve4x1~:o11t at ;thi s o or‘ dfe1i,vered_V_by a.rjeIpresen..7t- ative r()_ft,1A1i7S papers. 3 % 3 ‘I V %. ~ T “Yo.u ‘sayvthat st straight line is» not the shorltésf ’”distan¢*e between two po‘i'nts?\ excknmed the grouch. “Why. you must be an idiot.\ “No; Pm _not.\' replied the strange: _“I’m' a= tax! dri,ver.\‘-’-;CIncinr”m'ti En~ quirér; ‘ - With Limitations. ' A.n1an -who owns a. big restaurant, but does not care to run it. was en. gaging a. manager. He thought he had just the right man and was talk- ingj over‘ the matter with him before arrangement. “Of course,\ said he, “you are to have entife charge of. the restaurant and the employees; but John. the head chef, has been here. tor ten years. and I Wo'uldhf't want you to him, and Pete. the night dam-keeper, has, been fxere since -we opened and I would not want him _ ' . \I tel‘! .,von, Put. it‘si the (mid trindsr that are the heat. and I can prove it.\ “Hmv will ye do that. l\'!‘1‘k’(-J?\ “Whores;-I ask ye as man ,to [man-— wbcire will ye # frfnd that has stood by ye as mm: as the ould o,nesz'.\’--(ihicsixjw7Ré<*nl‘d‘-I-Iéml ' “‘ Pd ‘. Why-.dioesé'.the -mc‘>‘o'nL get $111.?\ I J) '1: 1: D 'k both \ . \J on, ‘now.. ‘ on ' , er*t‘ne,. Sounds” P'la'usibIo'. '?“Pop.. i ‘mIes'sif-the‘: moon would only eitick ‘to the Miltcyr way lt’w‘ou‘ld’n’-t get fuil. wm'1ld' It '.”'-VI..ii1“)f|‘)iVi‘1(I-0t‘t'.’s; up Ni?‘ !_u y ‘ “'13.. More 'DeadIy. “See here.\ said. thn .prospe'cl':‘1vo manager before any‘ moxje were put on the ninety list, “.you d“on't. want p.‘ nun. «gar: you Want: Ivatciinnun.”-avnnity (Pair. V \_Wimt. Is‘: a .h'nttr9.<.s‘?\ Nothing? of warm or weight r.-‘an be ‘ax-'!um~m1 L ‘Mm half j :1 mind.\ with’. in mint hem‘! xihd with a lame e .—V:‘-satqcvhurrovr. ,- * -‘A ,nutm-ms. is-‘-ear-— why-—'-!i -nanny, .g‘cfm't‘:._~of‘ «-name. '\\‘h_v ttnrft you use‘ your hx- n~ um.» imd not’ ask juomany qiu5.::.ti¢>ngn'I?’—‘.~N’¢gwnrk star. W i ‘ 3-’

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