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\ \ SOMEWHAT STRANGE. ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS OP EVERY-DAY LIFE. Newsy Stories. Novel Facts and Queer Happenings Here and There. TRAMP by demned at Bli< Prance, for the le of Liianty just been con- tire doubted them, visited the rock with the intention of proving the reports to be false, but they did not stop long. They climbed to the top of the rock, when they became astounded by hearing a terrible crash. Hardly before they knew it a large pine tum b l^ to tl at their feet. ground right n to While- :amination of the tree was b e ing made, w h ic h was twistedl from th e ground. groun< , as large, came down The “explorers” then lurder of nwhom he on the high r ‘ He attacked stabbed her re-, , peatedly, afto- ' fuby skipped” out. A mong tho/ lace makers in France, j where women weave the rarest and most 1 delicate frost-like laces on a eushii i of workers who wind th e ir bobbins w ith ! various into a big cave. Attempts were made t^ explore it, but the air within was so foul that nothing could be done. Now it is likely to be explored, for the main en­ trance has been discovered. A hunter followed a mink to a crevice at the foot of a steep bluflf two miles from the Sut­ cliffe house, and pulling away some stones found himself at the opening of a passage, which led directly into the side of the hill. As he was examining it the land began to slide, and he was nearly buried by the avalanche of earth. When he recovered his feet and presence of mind he saw an entrance to the cave ns as the side of a two-story house, (xplored for a mile oi I S i pfu^anybobwTthCT^ ?s a^guiM | explored for a mile or ^ ' of workers who wini.'l t h o i v 'h n h b i n u -ivifb I ^uote lu vai’ious direction fine v/hite haii ;r i aUss-™-KJ3 siii; Kii.? doss. A piece of this beauh- _ ____ n® ____ ____________ ’ ward' throwing beauti-, Coupeville, Washington Territory’ hilestUl living, first li'f 've her her little saving, The pecu- vidence On the her into a pool wl taking from her amounting to sixty cents, liarity of the case lies in lue that oonviotod the murderer, bank of the pond near the spot where the corpse was discovered there was found a large piece of bread, the end of the loaf with a singular bulge at one side. One of the neighbors testified that oa the pxorning of the .day the crime was committed Lianty had come to her house to beg for something to eat. She gave him a gla-ss of picquette and a hiink of bread. He drank the wine and put the bread in the breast of his bloiis, saying that he would eat it later. The loaf she cut it from was home baked. One of the bricks in the floor of her oven was missing, so that in each batch of loaves there was one with a protuber- ■ ance marking the site of the missing brick. Itw a s\ ’ ’ ' , Twel lives with . , uuc iwuis. iito Diiubguii one night Fth^ ! and went out quietly to see if he could wig. It IS a woman’s deft, skillful fin­ gers that do this fine work, of course, by menus of a tiny needle no larger than the slimmest cambric needle for sewing, with an infinitesimal hook at the tip, scarcely visible to the naked eye. A wig-maker has as many wooden block-heads as a shoemaker has lasts, and upon one of these the wig founda- is carefully fitted and fastened lile the hair is tied in, and - ----- aed in, and over this block a woman bends two Avhole weeks to m ake a single wig, with a tuft of hair in her left hand, into Avhich the' needle flies, catching invariably only the num­ ber of hairs required, about one hundred times in an hour. S. B. T hompson , well known in Lady rightened at the odds against good-sized not at all frightenei ^ him, but crept up until he was Avithin i few feet of the mother bear; then,as sh( reared up and growled, he put a cbargi but because he *Da^ ■not because he wanted to the house ' that he’d It was the protuberance that en­ abled her to identify the bread found near the body with the piece she had given Lianty. He Avas fortwith found, guilty aud condemned to death. T he papers ol Philadelphia natrato ! .“jf T the remarkable experience of Mrs. Geo. Snyder, of No. 2,012 Parrish street,wife of Policeman Snyder, of the Ninth Dis­ trict, who noAv preserves in alcohol Lake, Fla., was for four years a help- j less cripple, and the doctors had told [ him that the spinal disease that pros­ trated him Avas incurable. On the vVed- --'ng he tile over two feet long and having a lizard, which slie recently vom ited n p after yei in g which physicians failed to ars of acute suffei-- ’ relieve. During the summer of 1S71 she home fi’om a party one evening feeling ------ i - - )egan to drink, ;ame aware that something feeli: _ lydrantin Avater and nly she be- other than w a ter Avas passing down her throat. T h e incident was alm o st forgotten u n til about January, 1S78. One n ig h t she aAvoke w ith her m o u th wide open and som e tliiug creei?- in g in her throat. She scream e d out, b u t before her husband, Avho had been awakened by her struggles, could seize th e reiDtile, i t h a d draAvn itself back into the th ro a t a n d out of sight. M rs. Sny­ d e r soon began to decline in health aiid lost daily Aiutii her w e ight Avas reduced to ninety pounds. Sho h a d an enorm o u s appetite a n d no a m o u n t of food, hoAvever could satiidy hert ctaviugs. F o r m o n ths she tasted nothing b u t m o at a n d m ilk. ^ T h is state of affairs continued for* ten years. T h e r e p tile had grow n to considerable size and s trength, and Avas still growing, and her death Avas soon expected. She had never tasted beer u n til the early p a r t of last m o n th, Avhen an uncontrolable desire for t h a t bever­ age seized her. Officer Snyder was s u r ­ prised Avhen h o came liome at n ig h t a ud his Avife asked t h a t beer.be procured for her. H e granted the reipiest and Avith happy results. The s ight of the liquor niade-her sick, but, nevertheless, believ­ ing th a t it should be taken, she drank spinal disease that IS incurable. O j ” before Thanks spoke to him, telling liim to go to church next day, to go to the altar and pray, .and get the congregation to pray for him and he Avould be cured. Without telling Lis dream, he had himself carried to the am, ne nad inmseit cai church, and at the clo.se of the service was placed at the altar. Then the con­ gregation, led by the pastor, prayed for him, and he also prayed for himself in loud voice. Hei says that while the ses, and in a few miiiut« ith violent fits of vom iting several glassi was seized Avith violenf and fainting. She had eje re Avith head of a not unlike that of a snake. jected a curious creatu re Avith Wie hea d of a lizard and a likof rapidlypidly recovered, smd sooni.zv.iij regainedv her body no ra o x former Avcight and strength. T he Persian Minister here; says the Bos- sorroAV of any m an in sre; savi Washington correspondent of 'the Bos- longest name aud of respo] ton Tracdcr, has the tJie most intens prayers were being offered he heard a voice within say. “Arise and Avalk.” At the third command he arose to his feet, and, crying “ It is done !” tried to walk down the aisle. Several men started to aid him, but he waived them off and walked steadily out of the church and to his own home, shouting and praising God. Since then he seems perfectly Avell. The Leesburg Leeshurger has investigated, and is satisfied that these particulars are true. A STUDENT a t th e I n s titu te of T e c h n o ­ logy, Boston, Avns ill in his room on Tre- m o n t s tr e e t; at least he thought h e was in h is room, Avheu s u d d e n ly aw akened b y a bloAv on th e head,; b u t looking about he found t h a t ho Avas in th e hall- • w ay of a s trange house. H e heard voices in an adjoining room, and, rap p in g at the door, was adm itted to the room of two fellow s tudents Avhom h e kneAV well. They hardly knew w h e ther the visitor was their friend, whom they thought Avas lying ill six houses doAvn tiie block, or his ghost. H e assured them th a t he Avas v e ry m u ch alive, b u t couldn’t tell how he came there, an d t h e y clothed him and took him to his room and be­ gan an investigation of the m y stery. T h e y found a solution. In his sleep he h a d risen, openedi a AvindoAV, got out on th e m ansard roof, which was e d g e d by a tin g u tter a n d six stories from the side- Avalic. m ade his Avay along the perilous path past the dorm e r Avindows of five liouses, stopjjed at tlie sixtli, lowered a AvindoAv, c lim bed in, and awoke when he struck Ids head against a door in the lbs made hurried in the Avas afraid, 1 tell the folks in killed a bear. S inge electric lights, were introduced in Georgia large gray bugs have become common. They are called electric bugs. The other evening John McLaughlin, of Savannah, was sitt’ng by an open Avin- dow and one of these bugs, about two inches long, flew in, and, striking the wall, fell to the floor. McLaughlin picked it up to throw in out of the win­ dow and the bug punk its claws into his hand. He said the sensation was a though several fish hooks were bein, roughough thehe an handand beganegan too swell,well, andd smallmall pim'r hough lulled thr t arm. Immediately his h b t s an s pimr pies appeared on bis hand, -arm,^ and face within twenty-four hours. For twenty-four hours. For Aveek the hand and arm were very sore, and at one time the case looked dangerous. T en m o n ths agoAnnieOsborn,noAvbut two a n d a half years old becam e ill, and ip spite of the b§st doctors of A tlanta, AThere she lived, groAV* Averse and Avorse, u n til they s a id th a t she would surelyclie. B u t s h e d id n ’t ; she lived a n d a m o n th or two a g o began to get better. A few days a g o s h e com p la ined of a pain in h e r side, and h e r m o ther found th a t on the left side, ju s t beloAV the ribs, and under the skin, Avas a h a rd substance. A dooter came, and cu ttin g dow n , brought out a needle nearly two inches long. I t is supposed th a t A n n ie swal- Holmes, in “Elsie Vennor,” where the bite of one, tainted from birth with a certain poison, produced in its victim corresponding symptoms. M iss M auy M ao C ribbin , who died at Washington the other day, nearly 100 years old, used to say that she had seen every President from George Washing­ ton to Grover Cleveland. She was living in Baltimore in 1812, aud'saw the bom­ bardment of Fort McHenry. She knew well John Howard Payne, the author of “Home, Sweet Home,” and witnessed his first appearance on the stage at Bal­ timore. She went to Washington first in 1821, aud it took twelve hours by stage, , J AMES R obinson lived alone in a cabin in Lincoln Gulch, Deer Lodge county, Montana, and was a confirmed opium eater. The other day visitors to his ind his skeleto ;er. cabin foui All the flesh had been eaten from the bones and the hands and head severed was some oones and tne nauds and liea( from the body. On the table his cabin un til m o u n tain lions e n tered, killed him , aud devoured his flesh. Two years ago a young man of town of Leroy, 111., sou of p u b lic‘life here. I will not attem p t to p r in t his name, for it rivals in length some of the nam e s of thelakes in M aine. H e is a n innocent ami passive individu­ al as he rides along the s treets Avith his black fez perched jauntily on one side of his head, but underneath all this veneer of complacency he is one of the unhap- piest of m o rtals. The secret of his sor­ row is th a t he is u n a b le to.speak a sm - Avord of E n g lish, m uch m o re to com- ihend one. At receptions, dinners, prehend one. At receptions, dinners, and all that goes to make Washington soceity iutere.sting he appears regularly, but aside from the couA^ersation which he carries on Avith a member of his suite he is dumb as an oyster. His inability to converse in the .English language is - -------- --- - ------ ’ ’ ----- illed given as a reason Avhy nobody has upon him. A gentleman in private life, however, Avho lias lived in Persia for some years a n d is fam iliar w ith the lan­ guage, occasionally pays his respects. H e says th a t the m inister is a m an of distinction in his oavu country, and th a t should there be any diplom a tic complications betAveen the H n ited States anil Persia, Avhich is unlikely, the shah’s repressniative Avould be amply able to cope with the situation, \vhatever it m ight h a p p e n to be. A RUMOR is current in Athens, Ga., to the effect that there is a rock in Clarke Coimty, about six miles from town, upon which lio man dares to tread. The Bupersfitious say that about twenty or twenty-five years ago an old gentleman buried a coft’ee pot full of gold at the foot of this rock and has since died, aud that when a man passes that way his ghost appears and drives him off. Parties passing near the place have been run more than a mile by this invisible ghost. Tiiey say that Avhen they come near the place, oven though it be a per­ fectly still day, a noise can be h like a terrible cyclone, C ommissioner H oyne was consulted at Chicago in regard to a ^2 b ill t h a t had been ingeniously tam p e red Avith. A to­ bacco dealer reported th a t a well-dressed m an came into his store a n d in paym e n t of a small purchase tendered a $5 bill, w hich Avas accepted w ithout question. W h e n ofleied a t the bank, however, i t Avas throAvn out, aud the dealer was told th a t i t was a ^2 bill Avhicb bad been changed into a five. T h e large figure 2 had been cut oi||; w ith a stam p and the figure 5 inserted so nicely t h a t the naked eye, even when aware of the character of the bill, could detect no Hue of junc­ ture. T h e figure Avas h e ld in place by a piece of pink p a p e r attached to the back, Avhich, at the same tim e , joined a tear w h ic h Avas m ade, of course, to account for the use of th e pink paper. To fu r ­ th e r increase the a p p e arance of age o ther pieces of the same colored paper stuck on the back of the bill. Tin m erons figures 2 on the m argin of lowed the needle, and that, it Avas the cause of her illness. the 1.VJ..JX vzx o-icxuj, XJX., euxx wx it WOSlthy banker, became suddenly an4 painfully ill. From tha^ti.me until now he. has been a> great aufferer».and thepnysioians have been unabib to satisfactorily diag< nose the disease from which he Los siif- Physicians recently made a care­ ful microscopic examination of a parti­ cle of the patient’s flesh, aud found that it was densely populated Avith trichinse. It is believed that there is now no hope whatever for the extermination of the trichinse, and that the sufferer’s agonies will find no relief except in death. T he Indians on the island of Old- town, Me., have a novel way Of bridging the Penobscot, after the ice prevents the running of the ferryboats. ”” water being so swift in the channels each side of the island that it would not t l _ - Jt -X --------- ice and ___ the INIi ford side.' Jn a few nigl^s that becomes frozen sufficiently hard to be.<»r the Aveight of persons crossing, and it comes into use for a number- of Aveeks before the othei''ice is ready. R ecently a Avager was made of $10 by H. H. Bissell, engine -despateber of the New Yo^k,. Penusylvauia and Ohio Railroad, and Charles Near, foreman of the . Diamond Flouring Mill, Youngs- t’oAVD, Ohio, as to Avhich could cat the largest number of buckwheat cakes. Each cake was to be not less than five inches in diaiueter, and one minute’s time was to be alloAved between each cake. The battle was won byRiasell, who scored a record of sixty-three cakes, AVliile Mr. Near stalled alter masticating fifty-eight. A t t)r. Skitchley’s ostrich ranch, near Red Bluff, Cab, is a pen in which a hen ostrich is sitting on thirteen eggs. She nicely, and as she sits 1 IS sitting “ UNTEB DEN LINDEN.\ Shops, th e F a s h ion , a n d th e G reat M en o f B e r lin. expects to find a thoroughfare of imper­ ial magnificence. After driving from the Brandenberger Thor to the palace once or twice he leaves the German cap­ ital with a vague impression of a broad street containing two fair roadways and a promenade bordered with double rows of scrubby trees. The palace, the uni­ versity, and the museums, aside from the buildings of tlie National Art Gal­ lery are an indifferent-looking lot of block-houses. The famous shops and cafes, look ordinary enough to men Avho know Broadway. The big hotels Avould make a poor\ showing beside the Fifth Avenue or the Windsor. To a Berliner all this seems different, however. He knows that for many generations Unter den Linden has been the pride of the house of Hohenzollern. He read, when a child, how the lindens and chestnuts there were planted and nurtured under the care of a Prussian Queen. He can never forget that the Great Knrfurst and the Great Frederick hoped to make it the finest street in Europe. With all these reminiscences in his mind, he never ceases to claim for all the grandeur imaginj The real attraction of Unter den Linu- nable. it all the graudeui The real attract! en, hoAvever, is not the street itself. It is the life that surges up and down its surges np and down its paA’emencs Between three and five o’clock every pleasant, afternoon. The ^ s t dressed women in Germany orowd its broad walks. Scores of young lieti- tenunts in red-and-black uniforms saant^- er along among them. Occasionally a Avbite-hairod, white bearded officer,, with broad red stripes running down the sides of his trousers and an iron cross on his breast, marches straight through the crowd as if he had the w'alk all to himself. The cross generally means that he has been very brave on the field of battle. The big strips on his trousers indicate his high rank. The progress of these old officers along the walk is the occasion of a tremeudons amount of When Moltke appears in Unter den Linden there is always a big crowd af­ ter him. Every one salutes him except­ ing an occasional Frenchman or Ameri­ can. If a man doesn’t salute the old Gen­ eral, however, he had better get right out of the way, for he will be regarded very doubtful character by all who him keep his hat on. The appearance to make their dsaomiuation uncertain! ihsWon,Ta1kTJ lip H arry and Charley Merrick are 6 and \ i i. 4 years old, and their parents live a lit­ tle Avay out of Binghamton, N. Y. Being left alone one morning recently while their parents went to town, they Avan- dered into the garden and soon l>ecame interested in the beehives. They won­ dered why no bees were flying about, and then they lifted the covers to inves­ tigate. There they saw the summer workers taking: their winter sleep. Thrusting their hands in they pulled out about a quart of bees, aud putting them in their caps, took them into the house. The Avarmth soon began to rouse tbe honey makers,^and they began to buzz and bluster aud organize au attack on their captors,, Avho fled at the fii slaught, the bees settlin .and on their faces. N« (s settling in their hair ices. Neighbors heard their cries and rescued them, but thej’’ were badly stung. The house A\*as found in possession of the now thoroughly ougii 1C De a per- j m possession of the now tlioroughJy se can be heard : Avarmed-up insects, Avhich Avere liberated and the tall pines | by oiieniug the doors and windoAvs. her in Aery picturesque wn the fence flashing defiance. He 'looks ready to tackle anything, m a n or beast, that should disturb the privacy of his home. T he Oregon EailAvay and Navigation Company has p.aid for a great many ani­ mals killed in the long cut west of Tou­ che t, Washington Territory. Scenting something Avrong from the large num­ ber of blooded and high-priced animals reported among the slain, the company sent out a detective, Avho worked awhile ■ the neighborhood as a woodchopper, d the arrest of jhalf a dozen farmers s followed. They were workiii]g their old aud wort] pany aud getting pay aud high-priced cattle. . ------ farmers has followed. They were workin off all _T 3 J ---- thiess stock on thecom- for high-blooded c cyclone, and the tall pines | by opening the doors and windoAvs. which surround the rook begin to bow, j and man.y of them fall to the ground, j Four, years aso laborm-s digging the One Sunday two gentlemen from I collar for the house of Aunt Polly Sut- _ ____________________ , ___ ______ _ Athens. Avho heard the rumors aud i cliffe, of Milltown, Conn., out through > curious idea of Dr. Oliver Wendell T he bite of a drunkard h a s b e e n found to produce blood-poisoning. A case oc­ curred at Erie, P»., where Frank Root, in rescuing th r e e young girls from the b r u t a l i t y of Martin fitadtmiller, was biltet. seA e rely by the latter, and died from blood-poisoning. This does not seem a t all incredible, aud recalls the for he will be as a very doubtful character b ^ __ ____ saw him keep his hat on. The appearance of a coach containing a Hohenzollern electrifies Unter den Linden. It is the signal fora general facing out toward the curb, and a lot of uncovering, and bowing and scraping that the average American rather rebels against. The good German citizen, though not I much of a slave to royalty as is gen­ erally supposed, likes to show his love of country by uncovering to a Hohen- zollem every chance he gets. At the great celebration of the birthday of Em­ peror William the First, about eighteen months ago, the promeuaders in Unter den Linden rather broke tbeir record for this kind of street etiquette. Some eighty-five or ninety princes, princesses, grand dukes and duchesses had come to Berlin to attend the. Emperor's big birthday party. Most of them spent all their spare time driving up and down Unter deu Linden. . The street was packed with Berliners, who wanted to see how ihuch handsomer the house of ■Hohenzollern was than any other house. Wlienever a coach with outriders before and attendants behind appeared—and the street was full of them—there was a general bowing and saluting and facing about that even the Czar himself couldn’t find fi^ult with. A curious feature of the gay and ele­ gant life in Unter den Linden of an af­ ternoon isjthat the dnde has no place in itatall. Berlin, with its 25,000 soldiers, is a military town. The best-dressed man is, tlierefore, the officer. A full dress uniform is the only clothes that a Berlin woman loves. Only a man inside of such a uniform can be what Ameri­ cans consider a thoroughbred masher. These conditions make the dude super­ fluous in Berlin, and virtually exclude him from Unter den Linden.— Ji'eio York A STARTLING SITUATION, Late Stayer—^I am terribly nervous; I start at every sound. Miss Violet — Why, the clock has Etruck twelve times and I have not noticed any starting on your part. JAMAICA GINGER DRUNKARDS. S t a r tlin g S t a tem e n t s C o n c e r n in g t h e P r e v a len c e o l’th e H a b it. A somewhat peeuiiar case was tried belore Judge Sherman in the Superior. Civil Court at Dedham during the past week. William H. Dob’e, a grocer, was arraigned on the complaint of Henry H. Faxon for violating the liquor law, the offense specially charged being the sale of Jamaica ginger as an intoxicant. ^ It appeared from the evideuce^that the de­ fendant liaa been doing a rushing bufei- times reaclii customer, a Avoman,. ticular as consuming inordinate qhantir. ties of this article, it being stated that she had in one instance been known to purchase two bottles during a day. It was alleged by the prosecution that this demand for Jamai( a ginger was not of a medicinal origin, and that many of the grocer’s patrons were Jamaica gin­ ger drunkards, a species of inebriates by no means uncommon. State Assayer Sharpies Avas put upon the stand and testified that the Jamaica ginger sold by contained 69 and per c e n t, of alcohol, but 3 per cent. add- fraotion ing purely Jamaica ginger extract, and the balance wator. Ordinary grades of whiskey, he said, did not dontain OA^er 50 per cent, of alcohol, so, .according to expert testimony, Jamaica ginger, was 20 per cent, more of an intoxicant than the common ran of tainglefoot. The Jamaica ginger, moreover, hot only served to increase tlie strength of the alcohol, but when the' whole was used- as a habitual'beverage had'an effect upon the stomach that was per-’ nicious to r ----- ’ ’’ yer^ John 1 defendant,, _____ __________ ^ ______ pert evidence, and asked that the court instruct the jury tliat his client could not bp convicted,' as be had sold simply Jamaica ginger, which was not a beverr. age, but a medicine, Avhereas he was charged with selling intoxicating liquor. The court refused to rule as requested^ but told the jury that it was a. ques­ tion of fact that they were called upon' to consider, and not of law, and they' were to decide whether or not it- was intoxicating liquor. , ‘ That portion of the s'atute defining in­ toxicating liquors was read as follows: “Ales, porter, strong beer, laccr beCr. volume 60 deg. 'j dist^led spirits, shall deemed to be hours the jury disagreed and were dis­ charged, and the much mooted question in Dedham, of whether or not Jamaica ginger is an intoxicating liquor remains: undecided, but this will , doubtless serve to draw, attention to the large ' number o f people 'wdio Ad- . dicteff to its KabituaThsA* bjffier' It is’said .by tnedical aufhbritieli that those who have olice oontraotjcd the habit of using it as a beverage find ■ themselves afflicted with a craving d£ whose intensity none but a sufferer can, form^ the slightest conception. The de­ leterious effects of the ginger when’ con­ stantly taken into the stomach is suffi-, cient to render the habit fatal in a short time. In fact it is one of the mdst dtin- gerous forms of inebriety Ixnown. It has found but few victims iu large cities where stimulants are easily obtained, . but in the rural districts, Avhere proliL ' biton is in force it is said to h ave' filled many graves. A Mild Western Winter in 1688-9* The balmy weather that MinnesOtians are enjoying this winter is provocative of reminiscences of other winters ^whioh have been remarkable for iheir, warmth, A number of witnesses have risen to an->' nounce that such a thing, while remarkr able, is by no means unprecedented, •„ R. J. Baldwin/ in one of the volumes of i the Historical Society, has discovered the account of a Minnesota winter with­ out any ice. It was the winter of 1G88-9, a date _ so remote that it sounds very , oddly in the ears of the Westerner, who regards any event of fifty years ago as be­ longing to ancien t history. In the year 1688 the Baron iLa Hbutan undertook an expedition in the valley of -the NEis-' sissippi. Ascending the river with a number of heavily-laden canoes he en­ tered the mouth of a river, which' he called Riviere Longue, on the 3 d 'of November, and ascended its course fob over 500 miles, being employed i sixty days in the ascent. He returneci |o tlie Mississippi on the 2nd of MaiWh^ 1689,' down which he proceeded to the IVIis- souri. This he ascended as far^ as the Osage. It is generally the river on which rally suppidsed lihat this Avint voyage — vovage was made was the St. Peters or Minne­ sota. Nicollet supposes it Avas the Gan­ non, which at that time was an outlet of the Minnesota.—A', Tt<^Times, , , Knapsacks for Book^ ^ ' The German-doctors are exhorting parents to provide young girls between the agbs of eleven and fourteen with knapsacks for carrying ffaeir school books. , as the tendency of carrying them under the arm or in portfolios or bags hung frcjjai the arm is to distort their figures. ^In many parts of Germany this equipment is already in uto, «nd to the unaccustomed eye of' the Stranger nothing is more comical tbah? sud^ a crowd of little vrx school, each provi- ipsack for the march. The next funniest thing, to, be seen among school children on the Continent is the long pipe or the lulious cigarette' of the diminutive Dutch boy. Colorado contains 103,64.5 square A-as settled in 185S a t Denver, and wi uit+.e(i into tlie Uniou A u g u st 1 ,1 8 7 6 . ^ m iles/ J

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