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S e 111 i n o 1 J o ii r n a S.
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80 far there are no fat aeronauts.
By the way. Is It possible to play
golf la Esperanto?
An American had the latest word
regarding tho best aviator.
It takes a pretty clever man to get
ahead of a meter of any kind.
As yet the English language 1b not
the least bit Jealous of Esperanto.
Wireless has proven (hat It can create
Just as much excitement as au
When an automobile strikes a rail
iwaii iram, tne victims are those in
Another way to attain greatness la
to be made president of a liay-fever
Paris is lo.iug her cab horses, but
no noticeable decrease in tlie price of
meats is reported.
It is easier to muzzle the canines
than it. is to keep firearms out of the
hands of possible assassins.
Don't think it's by accident that a
woriKui hits the object directly behind
her. She merely finesses her aim.
Keeping cool would be ciisicr if the
follows who have advice to give on
the subject would keep quiet.
/\ seisinograpn is a very useful instrument.
It seems to keep all earthquakes
at least 2,000 miles away.
Boston now attains notice as a port
of entry for smuggled Chinamen. You
simply cannot keep a Rood town down.
Another sleepwalker lias walked out
of a third-story window. Slumber pedestrians
should sleep in tho basement.
Bbston boasts that it has the oldest
shop p;irl in the world. She should
be ready presently for musical comedy
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Those Now Yorkers who spend
?fi,000 a year on dross must bo big
men in order to find room lo haug all
"Powder and cream are a necessity
to protection for girls who fear sun- |
burn," says a headline. \Vo suggest
living in the cellar.
Princess Mary of England has
learned how to run a typewriter. Now
1f some of the dukes and lords would
only take up honest toll!
And now the peace advocates will
find that the now gun which shoots
10,000 times a minute is the thing that
1b really going to stop warfare.
The university professor who thinks
mathematics and pot try are alike has
probably never tried mathematics on
a romantic girl in the moonlight.
A Maine man tells a story of a
frightened deer jumping Into his lap
while he u as out driving in a buggy.
in Iho gentleman sure that hi.; sj;< !l
ins is correct?
According to a learned professor,
the typewrifer is the poe'rv of motion.
I'resum ably lie intended to add that
the motion must he supplied by tho
right young woman operator.
An ! * 11 k 1 is 11 woman is preparing to j
fly across the KngPxh < harm ;ui<I i
back. Her manager should s- < to i( I
that on tho French side she does not
ro as far as tho shops in Paris.
That new gun will ho f??i? an additional
argument for the agitators for 1
a universal peace, also a weapon in
the hands of some poor nation that
does not believe in that order of
While the airship is still in its experimental
stage and ambitious aero
mints arc mooting with accidents repeatedly.
It I;, still evident that aerial
navigation has become a permanent
feature of travel. In Knropo |<rpparations
continue to lie made for regular
traveling schedules in airshi|>9, not
wlthstandfng the disasters thai have
happened to some of these craft
A Now Jersey man has discovered
that, mosquitoes eat plants. This Is
an Important natural discovery It
has hitherto heen supposed, and with
a good deal of circumstantial evident
support the supposition, that the
mosquito whs strictly carnivorous In
its diet nnd exclusively nocturnal in
Its meal hours. Any hope to the con
trary will be thankfully received by
a bitten, angry and sleepy world of
Push rart peddlers have formed a
national organization. Perhaps th<-y
have discovered that the banana is
one of the necessities of lifo and are
going to do the regulation thing to
celebrate the discovery.
A man found senseless on thn
fltroet with his pockets turned Insldo
out was locked up by (he Philadelphia
police as u witness, It Is difficult to
Imagine the Injury to the inflexible
purse of justice If thin person should
escape from the duty of testifying
that tvo did not know what hit him.
WHEN you take In the city of Washington
what the unregenerate call
a "rubber-neck wagon" your courso
is bound to lead by the Cosmos
club. Until the Metropolitan club
f built its new quarters, its building
was situated near that which
houses the Cosmos members. It
was tho great delight of the information
giver on the sightseeing
automobile to declare to tho
passengers that the Metropolitan
club, "which you see on your right,
is the home of the l.obs, and
the Cosmos club, which you see on
your left, is the home of the cranks."
Presumably scientists have become accustomed
to bein? dubbed cranks by the unthinking.
Tf lino I 1-. .i r-?
-v on u.sb1' ?'* *iiiiua tor
pome scientists to ge t recognition from the world.
The Cosmos club lias a membership which In
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eludes some of (lie greatest scientists of tho
United States, t.nd, in its nonresident membership.
some of the greatest scientists of the world.
There are botanists, astronomers, ornitholo.
gists, and, in fact, scientists of all kinds and de?
crlptlons, to be found nightly in tho great,
weeping parlors of the club's quarters. There is
Just ns much hospitality and jollity In the club
m are to be four. I In the rooms of any social
organization in the world and learning besides
there, also. In order to be a member of tho Cosmos
club you must have something besides
money and social standing. It Is probable that
there are many members of other organizations
fei Washington, who would be willing to throw
their memberships Into the (loop sea, if the art
trouM buy for them admittance Into tin* club
of thefo scientists.
The headquarters of the Cosmos club are in
the old "Dolly Madison" residence. It was them
that the widow of President Madison 11 v? <1 and
held social sway for years after the d"ath of her
husband. During the Civil war, for a time. Admiral
Wlli<es lived in the Madison 1h?usc. It was
Wilkes who took Mason and Slide!! from the British
steamer "Trent" and thereby nearly brought
on v.ar between the Cnited States and (!reat
IJrltaln at n time when ; ueli a w;:i tni*_*lit havo
lUMiroil ultimate vidorj to the Confederate arms.
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government lias lost t!u s? rviei ; i.\ I?r c. Hurt
JMerrlnni, who for years was the surve\ s chief,
nnd who In tlie early days worked u lu.nl to
make theserviro what lie succeeded i;\ u ..iking it,
om1 of the mosi useful d? pai triient' of K"v< r:v
meat. i>r .Merriam lias, accepted tlx direction of |
the Hcrriinon Foundation for Zoological lie- ]
arch. Mth. I larriman, the widow of K II. liar
liuiau, the per cut linanolor and railroad num. has
curried out the wishes of her husband, and has ]
aside a large sum i f money to lie used lor
purposes of zoological study. Acting un?|uestion* <
ably In line with her husband's wishes, Mrs. liarrlman
requested I;r. Men-iani to take charge of <
It is probable that the former chief of the biological
survey is the foremost authority in the i
United States In matters pertaining to certain
lines of natural history work It was I)r. Mer*
riam, inor< than any other man, to whom Tlieo- ,
dore Roosevelt went for advice' about tlie scopo
of IiIh expected work in Africa The doc tor and (
the colonel have been friends since biyhood; (
when in New York Mate both were pursuing bird ,
studies and exchanging letters on general Hub- ,
Jeets of natural hlstoi>
These words about I>r Merriam and th" liarrlman
Zoological Foundatien lead one to (ell a
Btory about tho late financier, which perhaps
will throw some light on a side of his life eoncorning
w'nieh most people probably know little
One year ago last wintei I went south In hi
Washington, bound for Augusta fia? with a
friend. K II llarriman's private ear was at
tached tr> tin- train at one of tf;? 'at Ions on the
way. It happened Hint my friend was a clove per
sonal acquaintance of Mr. llairiman. and ho was
Invited to dine with the financli i on his private
car. and was toil to liiinpr hi friend with lilrn,
provided the friend would like to come
There were wv ral men of law affairs at
that MM'- dinner |ti(y, one of the greats being
tho president of ' ie of the greatest railroad
8ysto.ni!' In tho wild. The eonver: alion, naturally,
was about big affairs of the finai.< ial world,
eonier'dng which I Knew very little and I nm
froo to confess, oar- d much less. After hearing
a good deal about, pertain thlnr concerning
which tho discussion was more or 1- < unintelligible
to nr. 1 ventured to'break into the eonvirk:i(Win
niifl to loll Mi llarrlmnn l .? I liiwl wiwli
of (lie Journals r?f tho "Ilnrrlman Alaska Rxpedl*
tlon" ns already had boon publislnd, and moreover,
that I had road tin in.
For the next two hours I had amplo evldenco
that K. II. Harrhnan cared for something besides
railroads. Ten or twelve years beforo he had
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with tin* scientists and they had profited mi
in a liin wit (!>;< way hy tIk* trip to eomparativ
new fields I found that Mr. Harriman was ke
ly Iiit?rested in birds, trees, shells, flow<
stones and in iiniiials, and that ho knew and
predated nattin in ;ill its forms That was
only time I ever saw K If. Harriman, but fr
what he said during the two hours anil a I
spent in hi: ear that winter night I was not
nil suri.ris'd when I fonnii #.nt ii...? t<.. .
vidod a fiin.l for zoological research.
Across Lafayette square, duo west from
f'osmos club, is tho vacant Decatur inansi
Tliis house- was built by Commodore Stephen
atur in tin- yt ar 181!', and it was from its |
lain that he went forth one year later to meet
death at the hand of .lames Hanoi), also a na
rifflcer, who had challenged Decatur to a duel,
is American history and the circumstances
known to all, but ft might Ii!' aid that it >
Barron who was in command of tho t'ni
States ship Chesapeake at the time it was o\
hauled l.y the Hrltish ship Leopard and searcl
for alleged deserters from the llriiisii n:n v
Ilooks have been written about Lafnyc
; -quaro, hut tho stories that are told about
men whose statues are in the square, and ah
the men who live.I in the houses surrounding
are endless, and not all of them, perhaps, h
found their w;,\ ii.to print. Tiie statue <d' Lai
rite was eroded at one corner of the square
U>iik after th< statue of 'Andrew Jackson 1
been put in plate in the eenter of the sqiu
lil'fivided !i Kritmri. r>nn In ut.l.i t,.
i.afa>elle \ iiJ? < 1 America in 1X2.1. and ?.*%? n
<i21 > one hoars oo< ,:s|onally of some living per
who remembers his visit.
Not long ago there died in Chicago, at
hoii;<' on IjJIm street, the aged Mrs. David?
Sh< was born in ( harle.ston, S. C. Her mni
name was Am rum; she was a granddaughter
Col. William Washington, a first cousin of Geo
Washington. It was William Washington >
.it the hnHle of thn Cow pens fought a hand
li.'Ulil fiL'lit Willi Colonel TnrU.#. ?? - i._i.
* %?*# ! W| IIIIJ fill!
i ircfs. Colonel Washington succeeded In cut!
off tho thumb <>' Tarleton's sworil hand,
then there was Interference which separated
Lafayetco was a strong personal friend of y
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it Ik liain Washington, ami when ho visited Charleston
nio In tho year ho was a guest at Hie Ancrura
ich residence, Mrs. Ancruni, tho mother of Mrs. Dnely
vlilson, bring a daughter 01 Colonel Washington,
en- Mrs. Davidson, then a child six or eight years
rs, old. reinenibered tho visit perfectly and Uopft
ap- until she died a present which l^afayette hu4
tho given to her, the grandchild of his old friend an#
om comrade in arms.
|il11 There is no statue of Washington In I.afayett?
at square, though one day there may be, for It U>
>ro* sold to be possible that Andrew Jackson may be
put elsewhere and George Washington may take
the bis place. The nearest physical approach, bo to
on. speak, that one gets to the first president, In LaI)e?
fayette square. Is In the White House, which
>or fronts It. It may not be generally known that tho
his White Mouse was completed before Washington
val died. It was only a few days before his death.
It as Washington tradition lias It. that floors !in.i
arc* Martha Washington walked through the recently
van completed White House, to fclve their approval
ted < r disapproval, as it may be, of the arrangement
.' r of th<- rooms. It is possible that that visit to
Ik >1 the capital was the last otic which the Father
of Ills Country made, for it was only a short timo
t t afterward that he died at Ids coup try veat, Mount
out Reference to Mount Vernon brings to mind
it, the fact that there is living la Washington today
nvo nn aged man named John l,nne. who Ik ?h? rmiu
ay- 1 iv111?' person who over saw (ieorge Washington,
not Now, iiia.sinuch as the Father of his country died
had 111 years ago, this may seem to be something
ire, pretty el;>Ro to a false statement on Its ic?.ce, but
ter. It i;; tho truth nevertheless.
to* Whon John Lane was a small boy the driver
son of a stage that ran between Washington and
Mount Vernon asked the lad If he wanted a rldo,
her and the answer was a hasty climbing up to tho
ion. seat of honor by the driver. Tho boy made tho
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..... ...,. ..ii .ii.j mi; m .>nni!ii vcrnon and arrived
of there Just aft they worn removing the; body of
rgo Washington from the old tomb to the new one.
vho In order to inako certain that the remains had
I to- not been tampered with by ghouls who not long
tish before had broken Into tho o!d tomb, the codln
ing was opened and John I .arc. apod ton, was lifted
mul tip lo look on the face of the Father of his Conntho
try. Mr. Lane today Is the only person who
survives of the little company which was present
A'II- at the transfer of the body.
\w M W1BURp NEPBITI ?
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Mix' Itanklnson, she lives nox' door
An' sootii to think I keep a Htoro.
Why, dear me khz! She borrlos stuff?
Seems-HUi' <<lw? li?iu <.n<mnrl>
()' Hour, or siicar, salt or ton.
An so she borrlcs thorn o' me.
Not tlint I want to criticise.
For nebbors all should nobborize.
MIz' 1 lanklnson?well, T won't sa>
How many times she comes each day
For .lost a cup i>' tills or that,
Ono tnno she borrled Uzzle's hat
Fer lior Alvlra I.ou to wear
To see a show, an' wo was thereYou
should or soon how fine she dressed
An' lizzie in her second best!
Not that I'm try In' to complain?
Hut when she borrled our door chain
Hocauee her man was out o* town
Why, 1 think thai was olieok, don't you?
lmposln' on Kond nature, too.
'Most ovcry tnnrnln', like not,
She hurries our best loltoc pot.
One day T lauifhod all to mynolf?
I's <lo;inln' out my pantry shelf
An' sho <01110, borryln' a pic!
Will, I .lost thouKht that I would dlo
A-lauKhiu'! They'd tho proaohor In?
An' all bor ploa arc bard an' thin.
An', huy, sho mado out to him. too,
That pie's baked by Alvlra l.ou!
Hilt host of all was .lost last wook
Hho bail brownklttln- couldn't spoak
Out loud, an' when tho doctor come ?
Ho Jost out with it. KrulY and Rrum:
"You nood sumo vontllatlon hero!"
.am men sin- on, my lawzy <l?iu'!?
Klie Oh, liltt tills Is simply flnel?
Bent over lioro to Ixirry nilnt*!
"S. P." and His Dare.
Wo are in receipt of a poem from
"S. 1'." who inforniH us that he is "another
Hoosier and a member of the Indiana
Society in Rood standing." It.
is in reply to some utterly innocent
lines in this column not long ago,
which lines meekly inquired why aman
wanted to wear a silk hat. "S.
1'." says: "I dare you to print it." It
being axiomatic that a man who will *
take a darn would Bteal slicop, we bop
leave to print.
l'oor man No wonder you're wrinkled'
If vein let fashions disturb your minil.
You hurt Dunlap and Knox with what!
And others may think your words aro
Who'd fvi r think that an Kvanston swell
Willi his hiKh-toned airs and i'r,mo
< 'la n?.
Would maki' use of spare to holler like >
Roiim* SIoiix, whon you wear a Mack'
Now. my donr frlonil, of pool lent Hint. .
Nothing you'vo seen will c\< r look
Ami xlrulKhtwiiy I think you'll buy a silk
If von no homo ninl look In a mirror.
I Wo aro not oi>i>ospi| to tlu* silk hat.
j If an anti silk hat soc iety wore organj
l/.oil wo hIiomM be the first to (Jocllm*
memtiorsnip. Our Rood friends Dunlap
an?l Knox will bear witness to the
fact that In times past we haveadorned
onrself with their productions.
Confidentially, we think tho'
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with us Is that wlitn wo put ono oni
we want to run for office. Man anybody
a word to say for 'ho uncombed'
plush hat especially the wot maltesu
Tho othor day wo printed a couple
stanzas having to do with tho pronunciation
of "(Joetho," whon mentioned
hy stroot car conductors 011 approaching
tho thoroughfare of that name.
From tho responses sent in we culV
M.ui rides upon the'tr.dley ear
And Ids location f(Ul?Uly Knowelh
Wli'-n the 1 -iidntc r. r ;!u* Jar
A fill rtitnl'l" . Inc.. s< ly Kliouteth)
I Htond on flt?' our fit mlrinlKhl
Ami I intirmiirr.l "Ifolf y-lolty!"
Wlicn thf eriiilltr foiuliiciiir
Htoppi'il tin- i .ir and Hliontr-il: "(!oi-the!"
' Hut why do you wear hunting toga,
whi n you cannot sit a horse?"
"Ho.cauKo none of these tirenomrt
Rtory toilers have tho ncrvo to start
ono of their bear stories when theyf
see mo in thin costume."
The Lost Column.
Ho IokI hlx heart rlfcht at the Htait,
The clrl lie wished to wed;
llf mooned and stared till folk declared
That h?s had loot tils head.
Although lie nlanmd to win her hand
Me never wont 10
lle hastened on. his nerve was Rone,
He'd lost his backbone, too.