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I Thin!; You Could Lift a
tune In Silver Coins?
IF YCJ DO YOU ARE MISTAKEN
Two Hundred Pounds of Quarters
V cVd Give You Only $3,657, While
tni- tame Weight of Gold Would
Civi $34,050 Woighl of Paper Monoy
"1 vt; li 1 liatl nil the nioix-y I could
lit. I" How until) of tilt; tlmliHaiHla
wlm make tills Bet-rli'li-quick wlab
Jitive titty bleu of the ninoiiut they
would luive If tlio wish should lip
, grauirtl. I'ew naiiie the tleiioiiiluatlun
' of tlic money on willed they desire to
tet l!ieir strptigtlt. pprliitps believing
tli. i ihelr llftiit!; powers would nmUe
til m v.mlthy tio niiitter whitt kind of
in. :t. Hiey lifted.
If i'h-.v were iiwliod how imteli they
co' Hi t In silver or small bills the
ni;i. i it.v pi nliali!) would ninne some
fa i u sum wlileli Investigation
v u sltow several men eotild not
In ! In Ruld or in paper money of
la: .' denominations the ordinary in
di , itial would be bli to lift u fair
si. , : fortune, but to win n million by
lliiiuK it in anything less thau tweuly
dollar lillls would ueed the strength
of u veritable Sandow.
An ofllcial of the stiblrensury who is
interested in odd statist ies in his do
piiitiueiit was asked how uiurh money
the average man could lift In the vari
ous ileiiimilnntions of nold, silver anil
'Well." be replied, "a man eonlil
niaUe money rn thai proposiilou If he
could get hold ( f paper money of large
denominations, but on the smaller bl' is,
silver and gold he would not be n
millionaire by any means.
"Viie weight of money is very de
ceptive. I'or instance, a young man,
a friend of mine, came lu to see me
one day with his fiancee. I was show
ing them through my department aud
asked my friend If Up thought the
young woman was worth her weight
in gold, lie did think so, most emphat
ically, and after ascertaining that her
weight was one HIT pouuds we flg
Tired that she would be worth in gold
coin exactly $'-8,047. Her fiancee
thought that would be pretty cheap.
"Perhaps more people are deceived
on the weight of paper money than on
the metals. Now, how tnnny one dol
lar bills do you think would be neces
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EASTER 16-DAY EXCURSION
Thursday, March 24th, 1910 x
in i f Pari Di Cars,
Pittsburgh at 8.53 a. ni. and
J Ickets irood only
1 (PSi J Ifto-ts irood only In.'uurlu'S 1
Tirkels nitnil In parlor or SliM'p- (
lnc I'iips In I'omiHi-tlo.i wlili 1
13,1. . J. . ',"": " 1'iHlnihn tl.-kHs
EASTER. SUNDAY ON THE BOARDWALK
For leaving time of trains, top-over privileges, and full In-
7 formation consult nearest Ticket Agent, or Thos. E. Watt, D.
r. A.,m rourtli Ave., Cor. Smlthfletd 8t., PlttsburRh, Ponn'a.
J. R WOOD
Passenger TrafBc Manager
sary to weigu as mucn as a nve ooi
lar gold piece V"(,' ,
Fifty was ventured it a guess, and
tho statistician laughed
"I have bad guesses on that all t lie
way from lin to no i." he said, "and
some of th'.vn from men who tvive
handled money for years. As a mat
ter of fact, with a live dollar' gold
piece in one scale you wnnl.l have to
put about six and a half bills In the
oilier to balance It " ,
He produced figures to prove that a
the dollar gold pleVe weighed two
hundred and ninety-six thousandths of
tin ounce avoirdupois. An employee
who makes the new bills up in pack
ages of 100 each said that a hundred
bills weighed four and one-half ounces
That would make one bill weigh forty
five thousandths of an ounce, and be
tween six and seven would balance
the gold piece.
Figures on the lifting proposition
were furnished from the department
where the money Is weighed in bnja
as standards. The standard amount
for gold coin, $3,000, weighs eighteen
and a half pounds. Five hundred sil
ver dollars weigh thlrty-Uve and a half
pounds, and $"00 In half dollars, or
400 coins, weighs eleven pounds. Tak
ing aw pounds ns a good lift, for an
average man, these results were ob
tained: M ETA I, MONEY,
(lotil coins (all of Btandai d weight) JS4.0T.o ri0
Filver dollars 2.1117.00
Half dollars 3,Mil.U0
tunics 3,015. si)
Nickels X tllT.im
One dollar lillls $71,111
Two dollar tiills
Five dollar hills
Ton dollar 1 Ills 711,110
Twenty dollar tiills 1,4J2,21)U
Kitty dollar bills 3S,a.K,0
One hundred dollar bills 7.111.110
Five hundred dollar bills 3r.rr,5.!j:.o
Thousand dollar bills 71.ltl.liJ0'
Two hundred pounds of $10,000 gold
eertllleates. the largest denomination
Issued by the United States govern
ment, would amount to enough to
finance a full grown trust $711, 111,
000. If the young woman who was
worth $28,047 In gold coin had been
worth her weight in these $10,000 eer
tlllcntes she would huve been valued
nt $380,444,385. F. T. Pope Jn Chicago
Tubb Old boy, I want to congratu
late you ou your speech at the lmti
ipiet last night. O'Sudds (after wait
ing a moment) I know you do, pard.
and you're awfully sorry you can't do
It truthfully. I appreciate the effort.
.iut the same. Nasty weather, isn't
J fMiiflo 'l"-iilll.
never fails to bring results,
Dining'Car and Coaches leaves
runs through to Atlantic City.
Tickets eood for pus
hh o on Hpeclul Trains
and its connections or
on triu ns li'uvlnii I'IMh
huruli at I S p. m., g 33 p.
tn., and (H.V p. in. Sleep
ing Our. onlyl, and thoir
GEO. W BOYD
General Passenger Agent
land c;: :3.
Queer Creatures That nunn In For
ests Tar From the Ion.
One of t!i: roiiiNioiii .il in d l!a' lar
gest of the Christ mils l.,liilu,l luiul (t:i!k
Is tilt' well known rolilier cruli, w!i: li
la found In tuoMt of til" troplcnl I.;!;iihI-i
of tlie liiillnli ii lid I'licUIc oi'iMins It
BOinetimi's reneliin a lenlli of two fci't
and umy meiisiire hi-vuii Indies iktosh
tile bnck. Its colors nre of n vei.i
gniuly description, tlie crornd color Ui
lng a blight red, upon which there m o
Rti'lpeu of yellow, hut In g nne runes n
purplish blue Is the provnlllii;; tint.
The eyes are fixed on stiilUs which
can be moved Independently of one un
other, and there are two pairs of feel
ers, one long, the other short. The hit
ter pair are continually jerked up and
down. There Is a pair of powerful
clawa, then several walking legs. In
general appearance these animals are
nntcb more like rather stout lobsters
than crabs, and one's first encounter
with one of these creatures In the mid
dle of a forest far from the sea Is pro
ductive of much astonishment mi hoi It
Another species of hind cnili com
nion In Christ mns Island Is u III lie
bright red iiiilinal which In icncr.tl
shape Is much like the common shore
crab. This variety makes burrows In
the ground, and In some places the
soli Is honeycombed with hundreds. of
holes. The crabs spend most of their
time collecting dead leaves, n hleh they
carry In their claws, holding them up
over their heads mid drag down Into
their burrows. Into which they scuttle
at the least alarm.--Pearson's Magazine.
He Never Said a Word About Talcing a
Walk Down Fleet Street.
The wit and wisdom of that great
man lr. Johnson were of the sledge
hammer order and Invariably pr"ce:lod
by "sir," so that it is comparatively
easy for any one who has ncipilred I lie
trick to Invent a retort or remark In
the Johnsonian style. One of the most
effective of these pseudo sayings of
the doctor Is, "And now. sir." said
Dr. Johnson, "we will take n walk
down Fleet street." There can le but
little doubt that Dr. Johnson did make
this remark, for he was always wall:
lng down Meet street, but It is inn
recorded that he did so. The saying Is
due to George Augustus Sala. wh;
when the magazine Temple Par was
being started by Mr Maxwell liiing
Ined a quotation from tins well as a
motto for the venture. The thing was
intended as n Joke, but for a h-ng
while It was absolutely believed to be
a quotation from llnswell. nnd per
haps there are still some who would
say unhesitatingly that Dr. Johnson
did Ray the words, so seemingly au
thentic are they However. Sala blm
self always acknowledged that be In
vented the phrase and added that to
the best of his knowledge nnd belief
Dr. Johnson bad never said a word
about taking a walk down Fleet
street. There are other legends about
Johnson, however, which it Is not so
easy to kill. London Globe
Salt ns a Medicine.
I have In the past seven or eight
years found the advantage of putting
a little salt In all the water 1 drink. I
nlso put a little salt, with sugar and
milk, in every cup of ten. coffee or co
coa 1 use.
I have beeu a resident In the trop
ics for over forty years and except
for a sprained, unkle have not had oc
casion to call lu a doctor or to take
any medicine lu the last thirty years.
I believe every one's health lu the
tropfes would be very much better If
be used more stilt 1 llnd the beuellt
of drinking n tumbler of cold water
with a little salt In It every morning
on rising at about B o'clock, before
my bath or cup of cocoa, which I
usually take between u:W and 0.
If people could be Induced to try the
easy ami cheap method of taking n Ill
tie common salt with the Water they
drink they would lu the generality of
cases tlnd that they would seldom re
(quire other medicine.-V. N. Uurn In
Poisonous Gas Geyser.
In the midst of the great faunal wil
derness near Nairobi, Africa, Is u big
blowhole In the earth Issuing poison
ous gases. Surrounding this hole for
mauy yards are piled bones of dead
animals poisoned by this gas geyser
Dogs dragged by ropes over tho hole
were killed In less than a minute. The
gas has been found to be hydrochloric,
coming iron) some votcnnic uepiu
The death trap has been fenced, and
billed with warnings. - New York
Sprinkling a Trestle.
A wooden trestle on the Klamath
Lake railroad, In Oregon, Is protected
from fire in the dry season by a sys
tem of sprinklers which keep It con
tinually wet." A pipe runs the entire
length of the trestle between the
tracks, and nt short distances are
holes through which the water Is
sprayed over the structure. Popular
"You say Jones is down and out?
Why, It was only a little while ago
that he told me be bad the key of
' "He did, but the poor fellow wasn't
able to find the keyhole." Exchange.
Made Her a Fright. '
"Mrs. Jones has a new bat"
"Well, you look- mightily pleased
"You Just ought to see how It looks
on her." Houston Post.
Queer Whistling Languors of the Ca
nary Islend Natives.
Ill Gomera. ;l.e of Hie smallest of
the Camay Island'. Pie .-.hando, or
Whistling I.: '..gunge, slirvl.es. A cor
re: iHindeiil w rites: "A t.aveler must
laud at the little pnt of San Sebastian
iieil I lien' i ll a inuleii er from the Li
te! lor Wl'h him he must fide up the
sleep bridle palhs th;U wind through
the mountains. When no longer any
living thing Is within sight and the
wilderness Is only bn l:en by the crim
son tlower of the iiiriui growing lu
the clefts of the rock, the muleteer
dismounts, sets his forell tigers togeth
er at a rl;:ht angle and places them
In his mouth. An urrnw of piercing
sounds shoots ncr iss the ravines nnd
up the stony terraces Into tho fast
nesses of the mountains. A moment's
pause nnd there comes it thin, almost
uncanny, answering whistle from far
away. Conversation begins nnd, as
the sounds rise and full, are stnecn
toed or drawn out, so they are faith
fully echoed and transmitted by the
"Then comes the ghostly reply, mill
then question nnd iinswer follow with
out hesllallou or misunderstanding.
Perhaps the stranger will ask, 'What
are you doing there?" Answer: 'There
is a traveler with me. One of our
mules is lame. Can you bring us n
fresh one?' 'Yes. I can. Do you
want anything; else?' 'You might bring
some milk along If you have nny.'
nnd so on. That the conversation is
correctly Interpreted Is presently con
firmed by the arrival of the mule and
the milk, nnd the distance that sepa
rated the parties to (he dlalogu- turns
out to be nliotlt three miles.
"Long notes and short notes, rising
and falling tones, go to make this mar
velous means of comiiiuiil.nl Ion. No
record Is lo be found of Its origin or
history, and it will he a thousand
pities If scIentiM-1 Investigation Is not
made before the sllvanih) Is added lo
the list of dead languages, ns assur
edly It will he within the next two or
three general Inns." Chicago News.
The "Happy Family" and a Kitten and
The first publje exhibition of a "hap
py family" In Kiighind was given
nbout fifty yenrs ago, when there were
shown a monkey, a cat, several rats
and three or four pigeons In one cage.
The monkey was on excellent terms
with the cat so long as puss would
allow him to warm himself by cud
dling her; otherwise he would show
his vexation by slyly giving her tall
a nip with his teeth.
The birds Qercbed on the cat's back
and pecked at her fur. and the rats
were ns friendly with their nntural
enemy ns If she were one of their own
A lady walking lu the Isle of Wight
observed a little kitten curled up on
a mossy bank taking a midday nap.
As she stopped to stroke it a hawk
swooped down and, pouncing upon the
kitten, hid it from Bight.
The lady, fearing for the life of the
kitten, tried to rescue It, but the hawk
firmly faced her, stood at bay and re
fused to move. She hastened to a
fisherman's cottage and told the in
mates of the impending tragedy.
"It's always so," they said, laughing.
"That bawk always comes down if
any one goes near the kitten. He has
taken to It and stays near at band
to wntch whenever It goes to sleep."
The lady, greatly Interested, made
further Inquiry nnd learned that the
kitten's mother had died, after which
the nursling was missed for several
days. One day the hnwk was Been
about the cottage picking up scraps of
meat and enrrying them to the roof of
The fisherman climbed up and found
the lost kitten nestled In n hole in the
thatch nnd thriving under the care of
Us strango foster father. It was
brought down nnd restored to the cot
tage, but the hawk would not resign
bis charge and was always nt hand to
rescue the kitten from tho caresses of
strangers. Philadelphia North Amer
ican. Dictionary Lore.
'Tolsou" and "potion" nre doublets,
the former being an older form of tho
Intter. Both are derived from the
Latin "potare," to drink, and "poison"
lu its original sense signified merely
something to drink.
While the word "human" used ns
meaning "a human being" Is now
only colloquial or humorous, Lowell
In the Introduction to the "Blglow Pa
pers" chldcd Bartlett for Including It
l In his "Dictionary of Americanisms"
and remarked that It was Chapman's
hnhl'ual phrase In his translation of
Homer nnd that It Is found also in the
old play of "The Hog Hath Lost
HlsI'earl." Itochester Democrat and
A Flame Combination.
If a small quantity of chlorate of
potash be powdered and mixed with
an equal quantity of powdered sugar
a caudle may be lighted by means of
the mixture without matches.
Place a little of it in the depression
around the wick of a candle that has
been. 'previously used and then touch
the mixture with a glass rod the end
of which has been dipped In oil of
vitriol. It will burst Into flame, light
ing the candle.
An Evasive Answer.
'TYe dined at Mrs. Cranklclgh's InBt
"I suppose you had a good dinner."
"Well, we found out that Mrs.
Cranklelgh Is an active member of the
society for boycotting all the hlgn
priced foodstuffs." Cleveland Plato
A Fur !!. -Three
visitors tr.n. !i;g l:i .'ie isle ct
Man thou;;'if they v.'unld v ;.,.'; Sunefell
the king 0" M i:':v hi-iuiiLihis. Whet
v.eikiii' up I own nl the luoiinliiiii tliej
t un oU she:ii nl coining t'nuuv.
K.e:a. They tlunig'ii:. t'uey would ta!:c
a rice otit of him, s i one nocostrd him,
"They tell me, old man, yutt can see
i:n:;l:tnd, Scotland, hi hind nnd even
as far as Ame:ica frnm the top of tills
"Oil, yes!" salil the old man. "If you
will coine wllh me I will show yon
much farther than America."
fio. chuckling to themselves, they de
cided to follow hhn. After trudgln;;
for n limit half nn hour up the moun
tain fide hi a boiling sun they began
to feel ra titer fagged and kept asking
the shepherd how much farther tlic.v
had to go.
He kept urging them on a little far
ther until nt last the three vlrltors la"
down on the grass nnd said t'le.v v.-ouM
go no farther for any sight.
"Now," said the old man, "If you v. Ml
sit here long enough you wlil see tJe
Buried on His Herr;.
Lord Da ere. who died llithvi for t!'-
Lancastrians nt iTowton. Knglatid. In
Mill, directed that If he were l;illi-i !v
the battle his favorite war hor eshot'l !
be Iniiieil In the same grave with h!"i
According to Ills whites, when Ids I'-i
termcnt took place hi f-'a::-j:i oY:r 'I
yard after the bade n trt ini inlons
grave was dug. nnd la II 'he Wiirrt-ir
was buried, . seated npri.-lit m !.!.
horse. For centuries re"cc!iaiis we:"
cast upon the accuracy of this tradi
tion, but some years arf will!" e"e:
vat ions were heln'r innde do o by the
reputed burial place of Lord Dacre Un
pick of n dlg;er struck Into a great
lione, nnd upon further search behijj
made the ;i;ull of a big horse was
brought to the suffice. As this was
found almost at the very spat under
which the body of Lord I acre wn'i
said to lie It was accepted as confirma
tion of the trndlllon, particularly ns the
skull was found to lie standing verti
cally In the soil. The skull was re
placed carefully In Its original position
and the excavation filled up.
There nre microscopic creatures
which live lu roof gutters and en the
bark of trees nnd are known ns water
bears and wheel nnlmalculae. If al
lowed to dry up under the microscope
they can be seen to shrivel Into shape
less mnsses. which may be kept for
yenrs uninjured In the dried state. On
being placed, after this long interval,
In water they gradually plump up, rev
sume their proper shape and move
about In search of food JuBt as If noth
ing had happened. Much the same Is
true for the minute worms which,
from the substances In which they
live, are known as paste and vinegar
eels. Well known Is the fnmous case
of the desert snail which, retracted
Into its shell, was fastened to a tab
let in the British museum and show
ed no sign of life for seven years,
when one morning It was found crawl
ing hungrily about the glass case that
formed its prison. Westminster Ga
zette. Saluting With the Hat
Before the invention of wigs the bat
was rarely removed except to salute
others, especially royal personages. It
was worn at table when ladles or per
sons of rank were present Except
when saluting royalty It was the cus
tom merely to raise the hand to the I
hat somewhat after the manner of n 1
military sulute. When It became the
mode to wear a profusion of false hair
the hat was less needed as a protec- I
tlon'for tho head and was carried un
der the arm.
A retlnry was the name ot n Roman
glndlator armed lu a peculiar way. lie
was furnished with a trident and net,
with no more covering than a short
tunic, nnd with these Implements he
endeavored to entangle nnu dispatch
his adversary, who was called a sec u
tor (from seqtii, to follow) and was
armed with a helmet, a shield and n
sword. The name of the first Is pro
nounced as if spelled re-shl-a-ry, the
accent on the first syllable.
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