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f v '• - I.- - a o M f l i r ï f . f t m « u h a h h n ( i te the vine, A whin«*’ta tim trsjy I t U u U rá saw-the * And soerrily sahg hel Ami like a' aUvér otriigthehreefc ' Trembled with ■ u i« iw H t—•' Escheating mote* la i n t j iM k - ■ For «choto repea t:_ ^ :: A aaaglc tench’ transformed the M ds, ■ Grpener Jench fcoar^theÿ; grew,/. Until they abone ^like bumlehed abielda ' All Jeweled o’erw lth .d e w , ... ■cattered mjion the formt floor. A million, bits of bloom, ^/' Breathed: fragrance forth thro’ morning*# -\-.¿door'- In teth e day’» bright room. Thenbad by^bud tke rine confeeeed r . The.'ioCret it bed heard, And lai; thè, leave* the aaure-breáet >. Sang,the delightful' word; Glad flower* upaprang amid thé gram ’’ • I And fluàg thelp banaere gay, And suddenly It «m e to paeè— - \ God’e ¡tirade of May ! ’ —rLadtee’ Home ïouraall : ' ' •'\i' Aa he tnidgèd qp to the old farm ken**, r first,/ he/reasonea, “and «he'll be lonely hla-facet^raa^brlghtgnedbr >the thought* 4* The Retarn Home % •' ‘-‘Hello. , Phli. dicing.,aw a y . at the old faftm yet?\ . . . . . ., ~ The speaker, leaning - languidly against .the top rail of the fence, held cigarette Jn the most approved style between' his two forefingers, und occa sionally puffed slowly at ft. Phil Dryden . looked up from his planting, and' responded: “VVhy, Ed, is did you cuihe down?**- “Ran down last night, on the early train. Taking a few days’ vacation and thought I’d like to see the old place ” Phil glanced rather enviously at tin* well dressed smoker, and then, dropped his eyes a little shamefacedly to his own_coaTse, H 1-flttlng nnd-faded-clothes. “Why . do. you stay .down, here, Phil, and use yourself up on tilts old farm?” Ed Spencer continued. .“I should tirink you’d go to the city and get a better Job.. If you hate farming as I^ hlways did, you'would.” >, . .. . _______ Phil’s face flushed a trifle. The con trast'betw e e n his appearance and that ^of hla.old school friend- m/idc hlm-^ua- • f Ma newly-formed plana.' ’’Hello, Bee* !” ‘ he called, aa a alim trj “You’re back early, Phil*’’ Bee* re eled. ' “You can’t expect ¿upper yet .a while. Why] the sun Is an hoar high.” “ Oh, .I'm not after supper,” the boy responded. .“I’ve made ùp m /w in d to : Quit -for- good/-; Bess,- I’m.- going - to the jetty.” - ^ •' - Hle slater stared at hlm^ib amâze- ment for à moment. ‘ Phil continued in , e x p lanajionof his sudden announce- ment : “I’m going to get. a position In the city, and leave the faroi for good. I’ve just had a talk witiV Ed .Spencer, and he say* be can get me a position when I want It.” “Ed Spencer? I* he home again?” asked Beaa/ ..... “Only for a few, days. He can't stand it here much longer than a few days at a time, It’a so slow.' I. don’t blame, -him /either,for It Is‘slow—terribly slow and dull.’’ ' j The boy removed-hls-hat-and-wlped- hi^K-forehead.V': . “But, Phil, if you go to-the city, what will become > f me?” queried his sister In a weak voice. *■ “You? Why, can’t you.stay here with Aunt Hatty \and Uncle Ned?” - There was genuine surprise in the boy’* voice, and this was Increased when he saw tfiat*. Beaa had turned a shade paler than- usüai.~, ..... ... ....... . “Oh, yes, I suppose I could stay,” was the quiet auswer, “but did It ever oecur to you that I,might be lonely— and—and ----- ” There was n suspicious weakness in thé voice, and when it grew husky, the girl - stopped and turuedslier. face away. —/ Why,—Bess,—I—donlt. g e e = w h y ,ln ^ffiefirat.month.v.-But-3he!ll. soon see ths wisdom of iiiy way/ When I can taka' her to the city she,'will hare a happiar Noftilng further was said of' hi* change pf- plans for a few-tiny.«, but PliH 'could not fall to notice the change la Bess’ appearance. Her face was pale and .demure, and the eyes looked; as ..If she had spent sleepless night* worrying over the matter. •: ”1^ wish-she wotildnlt -take It-so .to, heart,” Phil ..peflec.ted more than once. Then-a little Irritably,'“Girls expect'so much of brothers. They want to tie them' dowii toThclr^ apron string«.’’ This sort of argument did not tend £o convince‘Phil of his mistaken line of, thought. ■ - \■/' A week later he'had fully made'up his mlud to carry out his long-cherished plana..' One afternoon lie walked over to the-old-Spencer-home, to get Ed's city address. lie would write to hla old companion and find what he could do'for him. . , __ .—-— _ ,.The-_Spciicer_home-wa a ,_a —tumble^ down, uegl^.cteil farm of,:some half] dozen acres. The only on* of the fam-i -lly, - lii Phil’s, estimation In the pa*t,I was Maiidy; but the odds were against; iier.iu the up-hill, struggle, and to-day; Phil’* heart beat sympathetically for her. * She, was^pale and thin, aud a worried expression markejLvdier face. At .the sight of Phil she- flushed, and ¿tried to straighten out these stray locks of hair on her head and to arrange her faded dress. » \I’ve been so busy,” she apologized, “thnt I’ve bad hard time to fix-up de cently.” Phil laughed and tried to make her feci- a t . ease. - - _____ - - -— ' J her arira »around his ' neck and stam- jnered: “But . ef course . L knew U couldn’t have'been you.” ' Nevertheless she sobbed rather aer- VOU»lr for a' few minutes, natil Pki; was temptad to aay: \. “I don’t know, Bess, I—I might hav* fallen, too. Who. know*?” \No. uo,\ protest^ Beaa loyally. •. “iWTieré are you going?” she asked. .-“I'm golug over to.see Maady,” wai the reply. '\Wlthout .further. eXplanattoaúof his sudden resolve he walked across- the fields until _he reached the Spencer home. Without waiting for any for mality, Phil entered and caught the girl curled up in. a heap,-with her aew- lng scattered In a hopeless mass around her. , ■.•‘Mandy,’! he said softly... '. She ralsedidull,-red-eyes te hla. \Maady he repeated, “I’m golag te the city.\ -i ' \Oh Phil!” she cried - \I'm golngV’ be continued, “t# see what Teas do for Ed. Thea. I’m Corn ing home to atay.”_,_; ___ __ \ I f Ed. had o a ljstayed ,% aba hieaaet,. ; “He will com*'back—In'time,\' Phil replied. The girl raised her head and laughed ’/hysterically. “Yes; now hejwlll coni« home,” -she said wildly,- “and nobody will have anything to do with him.. He won’t be able to get work agaia, and -we shall have to more away.” -^r. Phil twisted hlsyhat nervously, but his voice wah clear and firm when he spoke.' “He will always be the asme to me, Mandy, and if—If lie’ll work on ^the old farm with me, he’ll never lack employment. I’m going to stay on It, and keep Ed, too. Maybe in tilt end It will be a good thing for both of us. .We' 11 make, better farmers for the— MP . * rHor \ Of all the/ aorrowa common to suf fering humanity, I know none surpnss- !** -.that- of a mother - whose- sen- lias gone wrong. Can there be anywhere oh *a^th ]:a ' more • heart-breakjpg' spectacle - than the ehdlea* - proceeslon of.mothers who -besiege. th^-doora-bf—workhouse*,-> prison* and. correctional Inadtutlons of every 'kind.' seeking the son who has sinned? The entrance to every prison ls a Via Dolorosa, a Way ef'Sorrow, In- ’ deed, te hundreds of mothers. Some In widow’s weeds, some .luxuriously but all in tear*, they come to waep ever the. «raven of leet op- porkunl _ Net e v e ry boy who goes wrong could have been saved, even by eareful training, f o r . there te always • a residuum, the pound of fleeh claimed by heredity, but fertuae favors the boy who baa been started r ig h t When you teach your sen t# Me, innocently, thoughtlesaly, aa many mo there do» you do - ,net see the effect on hte after life—but lt wlll.be there. Such u little thing! But .that finrt natruth mak«« a deep lmpreaaion en sonny , naether .qplbbleo. aM. .evades the truth,::*#.-.it*can’t be-very wrpngl • T h e ii^^.^^'d iiS ^ iv W f f ’ cenipanloiM and pralae'bias befors company,-and be quickly 1 earns to hide hte wrongdeings from yon, hte mother, wheTabpuld knew' the wonrt and .the beet ef blm. You have taught him duplicity, abown b i n that It Isn’t go much what a' hoy' dees but what la • found out by the other mother* in the block that counts. • . ........ . As he'gets-older you/nag_at h 1 m andjehase him out of doom to play, no that you may be undisturbed—be has no corner in the house be can ciiill hi* own. -I have always been amazed at the number of forbidden!things a boy can de-wlthpnt-hte-motbet'iflndlngi.lt eut. ' He -la peatered.and 'laughed at, - hIs healthy ’appetlte and Awkwardaoite made a butt^for family Jeken, ahdlhin mother knows so little about boys,.and hi* father 1a so ’'busy,” that he lives practically alone. If you enter Into your boy’s life, not as a monitor, but a companion, you will knew'when he “welches” >>r shows a streak of yellow In hte sports; you’ll be there to apeak the word of grave warning, laugh at hte silly Ideas of ‘manliness\—furnish the ballast where It Is most needed. It In a mother’s dufcy-to_be..on,.h*nd while, her,son's, character la being formed. ______________ time Pd take you to the city, too. I’d get a good position, aud .work in It, and then we’d live there together.” “Yes, but how many years would I have to wait?” resentfully replied the girl.- “Do you tliluk E(l Spencer could support bis sister? And If he could, why doesn’t be? I’m sufcPshlThas^a hard enough time to pineli/along.” “But—’’ began Phil in self-extenua tion—“I’m not like Ed in some respects, and------” “No, and I’m thankful you're not,” interrupted Bess. . ............ - ------ A .glow; of 'pride made Phil quiet and more thoughtful. He remembered now \I’ve come oyer to get Ed’s address In the city,” lie said pleasantly, after a fe # moineuts of conversation. “I want to write to him.” “I’m not sure I have It,” Mnndy re plied, blushing deeper than before. “Ed. has changed It several times lately/ \He- doesn’t-seem-to stay- In-one place’ long.” “I've always heard that they move often .in’ the city,” Phil unswered. “I suppose he's rising so rapidly that he bus to change every little while to bet- .ter jjuarters.” • Mandy tried to laugh at this sugges tion, but it was * poor attempt. vasy. “I have thought of It several tlmes^ he replied slowly, “but there’s so much to do here, apd then ----- - “Ob, shucks! .You bate to make the plunge. So did I.. But after the first break It’s all so mudli better. Glean sailing tben. I just picked up pay things, and made the start. And now—well, I’m -golng-to get- a- raise -next-month, and then I’ll' take it'easier than now.” - “I suppose -the work Is pleasanter,” Phil-stammered, “and the •pay.Is bet/ ter.” - - V -' . \ “Better?” answered Ed, a little con- temptuously. “Why, you g et caBh there for your work, but on the farm you ..“clon’t I’-ll bet you'haven’t seen.,as much money as this in a-year.” Producing a-roll oi bilfs, the speaker flipped them carelessly through his fln- -gers,-exposing to view several of high denominations. “That’s what you gfet In the city,” he “ I ’VE DELATED TOO LON* ALBEADT.” continued.' “IPs - cash—every weelTW month.” Phil said nothing, but his mind was feverishly native. Suddenly he asked anxiously: “I suppose It’s hard to get a good position at Hrst7Tsn!t“lt?” “Yes', and no. If you have influence It’8 dead e a sy; If you dqn’t you have to hunt around a bit.” •Edf Spencer hung away hte cigarette, and added confidentially :y “If you’r e . thinking of making, the change, let me know. I may* help you. I know the ropes a little. Just send me word when you’ve made up your mlrid.’’ Phil kicked a lump of. earth with the' toe of bis' shoe. Ed seemed to compre hend the. state of h is mind, and asked, smilingly/. “How are crops, anyway— alow as ever?” .. - ' 7 A“ flash of resentment appeared“ In Phil’s, eyes,—for he knew the. question was askeij In well-bred-derision. “Oh, they’re pretty good,” Phil replied -with some dignity.--“Fll harvest a good -croptbte sea»on-4f ------ - ------ : -------------- that Ed’s sister worked hard at dress making, besides her,duties on,.the farm, tQ make both ends meet. In a dim way he seemed .to remember several of Ed’s selfish' wjiys when they were school companions—and—he-aduiitted_that_he. did not treat Ills sister liberally. The flash of the roll of bills appeared before his mind, and he,wondered If Ed would present his. hard-working sister with some-of-thelrnone^. probably- they were . . “Ed .Is .Very restless,\ she ventured- Jlnally. “He lost his old position, you enow, and I don’t know whether he will like bis new one.” , : ; “No; I didn’t know he had lost the Old-one/’,returned-Phil slowly.- — ■ “Yes, there was something that-y-that —well,-Ed is very.jrestless. .. I .wish, he was nearer home, so I cfitSTd look after him a little.’! . — “I-think all sisters want their broth-, ers under their wings,” replied Phil; with a laugh. “Bess now doesn’t want me to go to the city to work.” \ “Are you thinking of going?” quickly asked Mandy Spencer. —^iYes-^that_ls.-nEd-sald h* could get' me a position If ----- ’’ Mandy dropped her sewing, and with flushed cheeks and sparkling eyes, said vehemently: “Please don’t • go,— then/ PhlJj—for Bess’ sake and mine.” ' “ W h y r ^ w h a t — - “Well, because—.we’ll miss you, and then' you’ll be happier here. Ed 1s not doing aB welt as“yoQ_th l f l k r s i r d = ” “I’m not1 sure of that.- He seemed to have plenty of money .with- him last week. But I suppose he gave It- to you for« a: birthday, present.” the experience.” > ( • Something like a hopeful expression entered the stricken girl’s eyesi “Phil—If—If you could bring him home now, 1—you know they’re not goifig to prosecute him. Mr. Barrows has discharged him, but he will not have him imprisoned for the—the ---- ” “I understand,” Phil replied. “L shall bring him home rigljt away, and we’ll run the farm together/^ The'door suddenly-opened and Bess appeared on the threlhold., r - - \ B e s s !” _____ = --------------------------------------------- 1 ' ‘‘Mandy!\' . ............^ And the two girls were’sobbing in e ach other’n nrmo.- Phll- looked on-wttb The Importance of the charcoal In dustry In.the United States Is described In Popular Mechanics. Originally val ued only as a cheat producer, charconl. ls~now—used as an..Ingredient. In. the manufacture of gunpowder, a deodor izer of solutions, a medicine for dyspep- .wet eyps, 'onflllfeu- 1whlstled'sSftly] “I guess,” he ¿aid finally, “with two such sisters, Ed.,and I ought to keep straight. If we don’t, we deservff some thing worse than a thrashing,-and I’ll be the one to do. the licking.” _ “Wby,LPkll,Jwbat-nre-you-saylng?\ demanded Bess, wiping her e’yes. “You’ve been talking to yourself while we—we were ----- ” \Acting like two silly school girls,\ prompted -Phil. “But I ’m off n6w! I’m going to the city, Bess—going at la s t ” “To stay?’/ demurely asked Bess. “Until I can bring Ed home,” re sponded - Phil, as be pulled-the-door tics and a purifier of water.— As an softly shut behind him.—Country Gen tleman. A _ B m C 00 _ _SHREWD. One Venture In Which the Captain ~ Orer reached-Hint »elf.—‘— One of Uncle Sam’s custon^ officials, noted for hte success in unmasklfig all for her—a birthday present, per haps, for Mandy was. 10 tliat Month: “Oh, Ed has his bad points,” he re plied,' /and so has every fellow.' ‘But he’s doing well In the. city, and I don't see why I shouldn’t do.as well. I was always smarter Infamy studios-than Ed.\ - V ................ ....... . • “Yes, and in everything else,\ loyally responded Bess. “Then Why shouldn't I go to the city and- make something of myself?' I can neyer do it here:\ “Phil, I don’t ,think- you would do jquch-better,!-^protested],=9ess^li!In-a' few years now yon—we—will have the farm to ourselves. Unde Ned and Aunt Matty must turn It over to us then— they only hold lt In trust untll you be- come of age, you know—and they’ll be • “Birthday present? Oh, did you re- member -that-m y — birthday .-was--- last week? I’m bo glad. .1 thought ----- ” “Didn’t Ed remember It?” Mandy bent over. h6r work and made no reply. She was\too loyal to make' any confession that-would-reflect upon herj brother. . *■ _ -When they parted a few minutes later, she .took Phil’s hand, .and said earnestly: “Please do not leave Bess— and me. - We should mlssjyou so much, Phil.\ . .Phil '.walked home, in an .uncertain; state of mind: 'Somehow hte defilre to go to the city cooled.down, and~the sight of two-anxious faces made-him hesitate. - “Ed is about as selfish as ever,” he acknowledged. . “A fellow with all of \If potato bugs don’t*eat up every thing, and cabbage worms don’t finish what’s left,” laughed Ed, as he turned ‘W e lC T “to leave: -want-to see/the old place. and get back alow Jiere.” . / . He bonsnlted a handsome gold watch which* hung at the end of a gold ch^ln. \ “Remember; me to Bess,” he called over his shoulder. . “I suppose she’s well.” / . '' _ , - .When the two separated, Phil Dryden ' jiicked u p his hoe and stood for .several minutes 'staring, a t the retreating form. . Contending ; emotions possessed him. The old rebellious spirit -rose up to’ ' make hla thought bltter and dlsQulet- 'in i;.-',, — Life o n the' farm waa a drudgery. he glad to get rid of. the responsibility. Then we can ----- ” - Phil kicked viciously a t a stone. This \Bort_of_argument-dId’Tiot“please-hlhL— But; Bess, there’s no money in farm- lng,,r he. interrupted. “UncleN e d a a y a his money who doesn’t rm em b er his own sister’s birthday Is a good deal of a—a ----- ” - - — He-dldn’-t-flnlsh-tha-aentence^-but-hft. knew pretty well In his own mind what he -meant-Suddenly - he stopped ln - his thought, an<L a docen tlm fs/he secretly longed to' leave It behind to begin work “ In-th'e/clty;-'' The;opportunliy • ha’d. n ever _ been presented quite no, forcibly as to- .-.day, and be felt tb a t the declsIVe mo-' ment had come. , V . Vj “I’ll do it,” he flnhly m u ttered-after . the apace -of five mlnutea of silent , th o u g h t.... / I ' l l . do. i t . upw. Uncle Ned ’ c a n get along without me. . H e can hire t someone else In my place. I’vs delayed too long already.” \ T h e reafter, the planting progressed slowly. - Phil’s mind was not on hte work and several \times he had to go over bis. hoeing to repair damages care lessly done. It~w aS;lateihtbeflfternoon,and-Phtl • c u t the day’s work’ short by an hour. that, and everybody else. What’s the use' of killlng-youraelf on the farm for nothing?” ' -\But what would you do with !t?” gasped Bess in surprise. • “Oh, sell It, -or—or let Unci* Ned run it until I become of age. Then—\ a new-,'light shone In hla eyes—“then the money will start m e'In business. I’ll have the experience, and—and ----- ” “ Oh, Phil,” exclaimed Beni In a pain ed voice, “how could you sell It?/ .\Wjhy riot?” stubbornly aaked Phll. — Beeadid-not-reply.-Ifhecouldnot understand-the-sacradness of the asao- clations that'dnstered * about' the' old - homestead,/ she-could- not-maakaJrlm^ She turned, abruptly and'walkid'Tnrayr but not until. Phil saw. a tekr glistenmg inhereyea * ' . “Glrla are so. funny and—and— un- reasonlng,” the dlscoutented * boy-re marked aloud... Phil, was strongly minded and deter mined. In his way. Once hte mind was made up, it was difficult'fpr him to change, bis point of^vlew. For three ' years.now he had. L^on steadily drift ing toward this Important decision. Hfe longed for the city, and wished to make his mark In/a wider field-than<sfarm- -ing.- ----- -------- ' VBesa will be terribly disappointed at walk. ' A strangely i/ipleasant- thought occurred to him. Was-be also selfish and -thoughtless because he Ignored Bess’ wishes and desires? No; a boy had to mak# hla way In the w o r ld - even if be did sacrifice the old. home stead.. , , ' • . Phli deferred writing hla letter to Ed for a full. week. Then something happened, that made It unnecessary. In one of tlie city papers there waa a small hews item, tacked away in a cor ner that greatly excited the people liv ing In Greenvine.Ut._waa n o lese than fan account of the arrest of Ed Spencer for robbing h is ehiployer. ^_The details of . the case were not glv-' •n / b u t onercotdd~rs«d '6h\tter'sorface tbs old story of tempUtlon, weakneM and final faUure. Phil’s heart nearly stopped beating] He could not show the.paragraph to Bess, and In his heart h t hdped that no on* In . Greenville would see I t, But this was * foolish wish,* for with in twenty-four hours th e ' - news had spread all oyer the village and the farming section. Phil, thought of Man dy. How would Bess take It If he were the prisoner?: ' / * • “Oh,' Phil, suppose It had been you I” exclaimed Bess,\ when She--heard-the news. - Then, blushing deeply,yhe thr<«r smugglers, said, the other day In a dls- cussion of- a custom’s officer’s duties: “One must be • shrewd, .but not too shrewd;—otherwise— one—overreaches -one'self, like -Captaln/Harrow^of-lsleB^ borough. .... ....... ^ ' .1 / “Captain Harrow of ' isleOboroughr was trading at Key West in a small vessel. Business took- hinl up the coos* to Tampa Bay, and he bought tr>«ty dozen chickens-from a farmer at $4 a dozen. - / “The chickens were all sizes—some a few days old and no blgger\tian ca nary birds; some fat and large,-like turkey gobblers. Thd-captaln expect ed to'make a lot of Money out of them **e was very, shrewd at a trade.' W e ll,„ati Key_ W estLa_hotel.. m at' came-aboard and looked the chicken« over. ' ■ “ ‘They are fine birds,’*belaid. ‘HovT much?’ . “ .‘If you pick them out yourself,’ said Captain Harrow' shrewdly. ‘I’D have to charge you $6 a dozen. If 1 pick .them out, I can let you have them for $3.*' ‘\\All \right. YötTpIciTthem ouf/ safd the hotel man. ’ - - . '' ^ — ^Captaln-^Harrow-plcked.oat-a d ozes chickens of the canary bird size. “\‘Her# you are, twelve prime brolli ers,’ he said, with a leer. “/Go ahead,’ aald the hotel man e«im. ly ; -another dozen.’ “The next dozen was of necessity larger. “Go on,' said the hotel man. ‘Kee*,1 on picking 'them o u t’, . ^ “And the third dozen was larger.'still- The'esptaln looked at hla. patron «nv louffy. ; - • V A “ •Kespi r ig it on./ ; “Th# next doaen waa fine and phua^] and the hext oomprlaed the and’fattest of th* chicken* \•'Keep ~ right on picking them -out captain.’ ; - *Then at last Captaln Harrow aaw now be had overreached himself. The hotel •✓ man bought hte . whole lot . of <hlckens at f 3, and thus the captain lost on the speculation |20 In caah, to •ay nothing of feed and labor.’—Cin cinnati Enquirer. Sir Ofclvilrjr Is Net D«a*. “My roommate reminds me of Walter Raleigh.” “In what way?”, “He pnt his coat In soak so that h» could fusj_Jite_qu ItecordriTT queen_better.”—Yal*. antiseptic \and \cleanserTlts- power~\ls universally recognized. In a hospital a piece ef charcoal will soon absorb, and decompose obnoxious gases and sweeten the atmosphere.- All these are' hut a part of Its uses. < - ~ W b a t/m ^ r has- leafned by dint of thought and experiment some of the lower animals appear to know through Instinct * Afl^lnstance Is furnished by the “spiral , swimming\ ef certain or ganisms, sneh as the spherlcolrshaped volvox and several elongated Infusor ians. As. they revolve about the axis of progression, as does a projectile firedfrom-a-rlfledgun.-theconsequence is that they are able to travel In a straight line, as they could not do otb- ’erwlse. the revolution __ compensating with -absolute preclslon . for. any tenden cy te deviate from a straight course. Without' such-a-devlce-many-of-these minute creatures would simply describe circles, making no forward.progress,- with release _of.. atmoqiheric. pressure, and' the accumulation of water moro than sufficed to counterbalance the de crease Is weight of the a i r . . YUKON MINERS FIND MASTODON H n sa A n im a l In P e r fe*« 9tmtm off rrea e r v a t lo n la D o g Up. ^ John Frollng has JuBt returned to hla home In this city after on absence of nearly jieven ycars ln Alaska and.tho Yukon, territory,.says-a/TacomaidlgKi patch- to the New York Herald. Dur ing his absence Mr. Frollng traveled over the mountains and followed«.the rlv e r a n d c i'cck v a lley s o fth o farn o rth for years, In ¿“fevered search for the yellow metal. • ' Mr. Frollng brings the facts of the finding of the.rem ains of a mastodon In an almost complete state of- preeer-- vatlon.—The body-of the-mammoth-waa- found forty feet below the surface,. Mr. Frollng snys, seven miles up-Wood- choppers’ creek, a small strehm that flqWB Into.the Yukon about forty, or fifty miles above Circle City.\' . ' ’ Several miners there had staked out claims and. were * going through th* frosty'earth In an effort to strike pay ... TJicy—iven^operaOiM ^A-steain„ plant, running down points,1 and were • one day surprised by noticing a pe culiar smell of flesh emanating from -th e-excavation;------------------------------------ Upon Investigating they found th a t they were Inimedlntely upon the car- The Size of the Sea.—This refers not to th* area of the oceans only, but to their total cubic content, which Is reck- oned by Edward A. Martin of the Geo- loglcartfocietyafltmr ty. tl mes thecublc content of.all .the land lying above sea- level.' In- other words. If all the land of th* globe were scraped off down to the level of the sea and thrown Into the ocean/ li would fill only one-thirtieth part o f the enormous abyss which is oc cupied by the waters. According to Lyell, th* mean height of the land above sea-level i* 1,000 feet, whereas th* mean depth of the ocean is 12,000 feet There ere monnfain peaks which rise as high above sea-feyel as the de pressions of the oceaniglnk below it, but the average height of the land Is slight com p aredw lththeaveragedepthof'the\ sea.L Many projects a re now under way, or under consideration, for the utilization of the numerous sources of electric furnished power th a t are furnished by the streams descending from the Andes In Chile. ..Everywhere In that- country th e r e iaan a b n n d a n c e o f - w a ter,\ suffi ciently constant In volume, and pre- ~lsiitihgngliHh»t~*/y~deaii^~'nnnmnit~irif fa l l . ' The city of -Santiago la develops lag a scheme for supplying 20,000 horse power from a p lant located hetween slx- teen and weveateen miles i from ' the town. Engineers have recently report ed In favor of tho-electrlflcatlon of the new railroad which , the Chilean and Bolivian governments have undertaken t* construct between Arles and La Pax, and whlch passes through the Andes. Tkero te something' stimulating to ths UnagUatlon In the., thought of those »Ignty mountains, lending, a hand to help saan surmonnt thelr slopee. , ' . I t was t in lnveatlo«i of' the selsmo] graph-for the study of eartbquaktil that lad to tbe/discovery of the surprising ssswittvcneM- of the crust of the globe to forces that might have been thought te* insignificant to cause distortion. Amomg these forces Is the alteration In ‘the pressure of th* atmosphere da:ring the passage of stonss, causing a tlhls tlltlag of large areas of gronn A curious case o f such tilting In an un- stxpected direction has recently been re corded by Prof. Omori In Japan. .A storm, passing over the s e a 'e a s t of To- kio caused the bordering land to tilt downward, notwithstanding the . fact that the atmospheric; pressure 1s les- dn '**rani erouna/* ~ =#effied'wltBIn_a_storm r a r e a 7 —T h te^sre^i; cass of some immense animal, which“ the- almost red-hot steam .was- rapidly decayJug.a f te tOtj}« dJaJn.ln_tbejftozen_ clasp of Its’ c-orthly bed- for untold years. - .. , By great effort they got the carcase out of the earth, the task proving a_ most disagreeable one, o\vlhg~to tho\ fetid, odors arising from. l t Much of the meat was still In a good state of preservation and wn8A*ten by the dogs and wild animals that came about tba camp a t night. The bones of the mam moth were all Intact and the last Mr. Frollng beard arrangements were being made to preserve tbe skeleton. In his long travels over tbe Yukon . country Sir. Frollng found many spots where the hones of the mastodon were numerous, everything pointing to a time when- some suddppucataclysm bad . brought unexpected death upon all tbs animal life. He says these.spots where the mastodon bones are found so plan- „ tlful are Invariably sheltered vaUeysf where the, animate undoubtedly congre gated In .their extremities to. shelter' themselves from the hardahlps~of ths weather. W«(< DcrlrafiOM,'. “Disaster” Is an—astrological term meanlng-^ianfavorable star,/-one of-theu many words »that., astrologyi has * be queathed to the English language. /Pro- domlnant,” “lll starred,’“ in the-aacend»— ant,” are other'instances; not to speak of the expression“ “Hy stars I / ' Eveg ;- “Influence” is really axtrologlcal,. signP • fylng the flowing in upon human a ffair# of the power of some heavenly »'body. “Petrel\ and “petrol” both,,..»descend, from, “petra,” a rock]-■'“Petrol” comes* directly: enough through “petroleum,/ rock oil, but “petrel” through S t.'P e ter, after whom the-bird was -nam ed/, became It .appeared to walk npon tho waves. ............ i'~ Jfmt Half TJurejiwfc. “Well,” said - the obedient husband, “now that I am tn politics, I hope you are satisfied.” / “Getting In politics,” replled hia am bitious wife, “is comparatively - «a»y. ~ Getting,sut again gracefully 1* what these day*.”—Washington Star, O m m «*. ^ “Henry te a brave man. The other night his wife thought she heafd a bur glar./ ’ i. . 1 “And he went down?” “No. He had the courage to toll h*r he w a s'afraid.”—Circle. ' ■' . -Tho-best way, to otop a . wagxln# plained by the fact that tho sea’ rises I toàxüe'i* to .«top your ' hu *.