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It U Xt A.I-i LIFE.

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THE VALUE OF A SMILE.

NATURE'S BEST TONIC.

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THE ORIGINAL COLOUR OF HAIR.

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A WONDERFUL LITTLE ENGINE.

ISENSE OF SMELL IN BIRDS.

KITES TO FLY UNDER WATER.

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KITES TO FLY UNDER WATER. The flying of kites was for many years re- garded as boys' sport, but those toys, as men were wont to regard them, have become in the oresent day most- valuable aid to science. Tho strangest of all kites yet invented, says Science liftings, is one constructed by the famoug Swedish engineer, Sjostrand. This kite is not to I tie flown in the air.: It. is to fly beneath the Taters of the It IS inade of iiuht "anvas ad. justed to a. light but strong metal frame, and in snape is not (lissii-niiar TO the aerial kite, except that it is made in two sections, the lower and smaller one depending ftoin the upper, with which it is connected by a sort of coupling. The object sought by }{!1, Sjostrand- was to provide ships with an ever ready automatic guaid ,v watch that would give instant alarm if the vessel enters shoal waters, and is approaching a spot where the depth is not sufficient for safety. Tho under water kite is fastened to a thin wire cable attached to a winch on deck. When the kite is thrown overboard If sinks in coitsecjuenco cf the oblique (slanting) pressure brought to bear upon it by the water, just as the land kite is raised ,nd maintained aloft by the IJ:i<IW of the air. \Vith the wincli the aice is low<-i\ra or raised at wiD, and on a portion, of this winc h is a scale and register that tells the depth in fathoms or meter. %t wnich it is floating.. „ The purpose of the water-kite is to ttoat. neatli or beside the ship at a depth that is suffi- cient to ensure safety. If. at any time day or night, the lower section of the kite strikes bot- tom, a device instantly releases the coupling with which 1t is secured to the upper section, and an alarm bell is sounded on tho deck of the endangered vessel. Precautions can at once be taken to secure its safety. The kite meanwhile ts drawn up. readjusted, and thrown o vet board to maintain its firir.tin watch. —

CANADA AND COBALT.--

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