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TOPICS OF THE TIMES
A CHOICE SELECTION OF IHTEH
Comm.nta nnd Crlllcl.ma Biitl
Upon tha Happening-, of tlia Dnr
Historical and Nawa Nataa.
To a census enumerator nil men are
Tho Spanish lottor fraud and tha
old green goods gamo nro chlldron of
tho same father.
A baby was born In Now York re
cently with a full set of teeth, but It
bad no meal ticket,
A Brooklyn widow advertises for a
husband with a million. Bho must
mean a million of faults.
Tho Harvard professor who says a
man can llvo on 20 cents a day speaks
academically for academic purposos.
A California man has two extra rlbi.
Ho would havo mado a great Adam,
but ho might havo beconto a bigamist.
"There nro no bad boys," says one
jwnerous man. Maybo not, but tho
neighbors' boys aro novor as good as
So ragtime cures Insanity. Now wo
understand why It has sometimes
taken an onrthnuako to Jar a man's
memory back luto working ordor.
France Is to send over hero a corps
ef young engineers to study our tele
phone system. It Is to bo hoped thoy
wilt And a fow lines which aro not
A new and rather expouslvo dlscaso
la called appendicular gastralgla. It
sounds something llko appendicitis
with tho doctor's bill raised to tho
One troublo Is that a statesman In
endeavoring to get to tho level of thu
plain people Is In danger of underesti
mating tho plain pooplo's Intelligent
' Ontario Is offering n G bonus for all
servant girls brought over from Eu
ropo by tho Salvation Army or other
organization. -Wouldn't that simuh
our best china!
A flro has Just bcon put out after It
bad burned for fifty years and con
sumed $2,000,000,000 worth of Rood
bard coal. It will tako tho consumors
4 long tlmo to gut It paid for.
Harvard Is discovering mathematical
prodigies at such a rato that tho coun
try will expect soon to got an authori
tative roply to tho question Is dropped
erne tlmo ago In despair of Ann's ago.
Dno of tho oculists announces that
Tew pcoplo aro able to see things as
thoy are. This Is perfectly true, es po
stal ly with regard to tho ability of
people to soe things which affect them
This Is tho tlmo when tho Infant
phenomenon eptdemlo Is raging In tho
land. A lad of 15 In Connecticut has
llconso to preach. With chlldron
dlllng pulpits In churches and chairs
In universities, the wisdom of ago and
Axporlcnco must resign Itself to a
Tho writing on a fragment which Is
dated 200 years boforo Abraham left
Ur to go Into tho land of Cnnnnn has
been deciphered, nfter months of hnrd
work, by Professor llllprrclit of Phila
delphia. It must havo Won oven hard
er to read than tho writing of a high
Doston baked beans, according to nn
export, contain nil tho elements found
In n wide nnd varied diet of other
articles. This Information should bo
Interesting to families w'io find It dim
cult, on account of tho high prices,
to make both ends meat. They might
mnko ona end beans and savo money.
Small children aro not tho only ones
who nsk questions hard to answer.
Net long ago a naturalist advanced
tho theory that the dog's car lop over,
Instrad of standing straight, as do n
wolfs ears, because the dog has been
domesticated and under tho protecting
Influence of man bo long that tho nec
essity for keen hearing Is less Impera
tive. Now other dabblers In science
are nsklng him why tho ears of the
donkey, which has boon domesticated
as long as tho dog, show no signs of
From tho clay of a railway cutting
iear Spokane, Wash., has been taken
a tiny bit of vegetable fiber the loaf
of n glngkotreo which must havo
flourished something like ouo hundred
thousand years ago. Thoro aro fossils
of even greater age, of courso, but this
leaf Is still a loaf, not a mora Imprint
In stone; and It Is beyoud question
tho oldost known bit of vegotablo mat
ter In tho world. The particular ano
des to which It belonged becamo ox
tluct long ago; Its only surviving rela
tive Is tho glngko treo of Japan. Its
appearance at the point whore It was
found proves to geologists that It grew
and fell when the Cascade and Coast
llange Mountains had not yet beon
formed and the Rockies themselves
An ounce of practice la worth a ton
of theory. So seems to think Prof,
Ransom, who attends to mathematics
and civil engineering at Harvard, He
has put on a Jumper nud Is shoveling
clay ut a dally wago In tho bridge sub
way at tbo Hub. Ho Is a success In his
digging and will soon bo mado a boss,
Whoever would qualify for command
may profitably learn something about
the practical effects of orders by first
having carried such orders out. The
Ido scopo of this rulo extends from
e woman who keeps one servant to
t factory that employs ten thousand
bands, Tho success of our leading
railways Is largely duo to the fact
(bat moat of tholr officials have risen
Iron positions which called for th
radical execution of detailed orders,
fser possess a first-hand knowledge
M all points Involved In the activities
Key direct, and fully understand the
apabllltlea and idiosyncraclea of their
subordinates. It Is possible, too, that
tor atrenuoua pronator enjojreu
Ing a bolt from brntn work to manual
labor, and feels a keen pleasure
through "getting his hand In." Tho
world is full of pcoplo who will envy
him. Many languishing ladles would
enjoy a rolnpso Into housework or
dressmaking If tho gentcol conven
tions by which thoy nro so mistakenly
governed would only' permit. Many
moil held down to desks long for the
opportunity to employ their muscles
rather thnn tholr wlta and nro glad
to relievo themselves In brief spells
of carpontry or metal working. Mr.
Itansom, whother his prlmo motlvo bo
tho relief that comes from revolt or
tho efficiency that follows on practice,
has set n striking exnmplo. In no
event Is ho likely to regret the hours
spent In tho trench or tho "demonstra
tion" effected by his energy and spirit.
'! THE FIRST ROAD MAKERS. J
The buffalo was a good surveyor. It
did not reason out why It should go
In a certain direction, but Its suro
Instinct took It by tho easiest and
most direct paths, over high lands
nnd low, to tho salt-licks and water
coursos which woro Its goal. Tho
authors of "Tho Story of tho Oroat
Lakes." Edward Channlng and M. F.
Lansing, any that the buffalo observed
somothlng ltko tho principles which to
day govern the civil onglneor.
As soon as tho explorer landod on
tho southorn shores of Lakes Erie,
Michigan and Suporlor, ho camo upon
buffalo roads or "traces." Sometimes
theso wero narrow ditches, a foot wldo
and from six Inches to two toot doop,
trodden down by tho impact of thou
sands of hoofs, as hord after herd of
buffaloes had stamped along In single
file behind their leaders.
When tho first path becamo too deep
for comfort, bocauso of repeated
travel, tho buffaloes would abandon It
and begin a second path alongsldo tho
first, nnd thus tho frcquontod tracos
would bo gradually widened.
Again, an Immense hord of these
henvy animals would crash through
tho forest, breaking In their rapid
progress a broad, doop road from ono
fcedlntc ground to anothor. Aa this
routo would be followed again and
again by this nnd other herds, It
would becomo lovol and hard as a
rock, so that thero was great rejoic
ing In ploncor settlements when th
weary road makers, struggling with
log causownys and swampy hollows,
camo upon n flnm, solid buffalo trace.
Nor was this an uncommon oxperl
Tho lino of many of these roads Is
followed today by our railroads and
canals, as It was followed by our log
roads and turnpikes.
Tho buffalo followed the level of the
valley; ho swerved round high points
whenovcr It was nosslhlo, crossing tho
rldgos and watersheds at the best nat
ural divides and gorges; and ho
crossed from one side of a stream of
water to the othor repeatedly In ordor
to avoid climbing up from tho levol,
after the fashion of our modern loop
A HAT STORY.
la Aur doclelr It la Wall (o Do
tha lle.t U,
The young wife of the now profes
sor camo downstairs and paused, as If
to turn back, at the vory threshold of
the parlor. Tho next Instant sho ad
vanced toward tho group of "faculty
ladles" who had been Invited to moot
her at a formal Iincheon In tho home
of tho university president.
She was a slight flguro In soft
browns, with big, Interested eyes a
Western girl suddenly transplanted to
n far Eastern cl.'clo. Apparently un
conscious of tho fact that ovory othor
guest In the room woro an elaborate
hat while her own head was qulto
uncovered, sho went bravely through
tho presentations, Then, turning to
her hostess with n half-appealing,
wholly churmlng smile, Bho said, sim
ply: "I ought to havo kept on my hat,
"It's not of the slightest conse
quence, my dear Mrs. Tyson," was the
gracious answer. "You aud I will bo
company for oach other.'1
Ileforo that party dispersed It had
dawned upon the most superficial
woman there that tho Incident was a
trifle. At subsequent luncheons, It
need not be said, tho newcomer's cos
tumo met accopted requirements, but
her popularity really began that day
when, with deference to others and
perfect self-respect, she smilingly
proved that she was mistress ratlur
than slavo of conventionality,
Thoro was another luncheon, given
In a certain collega circle where fash
Ion may occasionally lag, but intellec
tual progress never. The guest of
honor, who happened to hall from Now
York City, found herself tho only per
son wearing a hat, and her hostesi,
noticing tho situation In time, ottered
her ou opportunity to "do as tho Ho
"Yes, but I'll keop It on, thank you,
was the unlooked-for reply. "I'm do
lug tho proper thing; why should I
Tho result, absurd as It seems, was
a marked constraint throughout tho
"I was ashamed to think that we
couldn't rise superior to that hat," said
one of tho ladles afterward, "but some
how the fact of hor wearing It, under
the circumstances, prejudiced every
one of us against her. It did give me
ono usoful idea, though. Since then,
whonevcr I find iuysolf and It often
happens less up-to-tlato In any re
spect than any other woman, I Just re
tlect comfortably that It's going to b-i
far easlor for her to forgtvo, aud love
mo still, than if I had managed to
outdo her, It really helps, you know,
If one can keop it in mind." Youth's
"Music," remarked the sweet gin
graduate, "Is tho language of the
"According to that," rejoined the
mere man, "ragtime must be caused
by palpitation of the heart"
"Ob, yes, She la to bright that she
can actually say Vute' UUfs lata aa
FACTS 12! TABLOID FORM.
Eggs from the Unltod States aro
sont to Europe and tho Philippines.
In the United States tho percentage
of railroads which are not engaged In
carrlago of the malls Is vnry small.
The first bituminous coal mined In
tho United States was found noar Rich
mond, Va., early In tbo olghtcentb cen
tury. German electrical workers Increased
from 20,000, in 189.', to 125,000, In
1903. Their 1909 product was worth
$155,000,000, against $54,000,000 111
1893. Tho capital omployos Is $19,
600,000., An Anglo-Persian oil syndicate Is
drilling wells extenslvoly at Ahwaa,
ou tho Karun Rivor, Mesopotamia,
Turkish Arabia. This threatens tho
market of American oH, which lirltlsh
Arms at present control.
Of coffoe the United States is tho
world's largest consumer, dcrmany,
Netherlands, Franco, Belgium and Austria-Hungary
being next In the order
named. Of tea, the United Kingdom
Is tho world's largest consutnor, Rus
sia b.elng second, tho Unltod States
Experiment which wore recently
made at the Worcester Polytochnlo
show that copper shcots which have
been olectro deposltod with coppor po
ess much greator heat transmission
properties than ordinary copper shoals
which havo net been so coatod. It Is
suggested that this proporty may af
fect tho design of condonsers, radia
A recent test of wlreloss telephony
was made to show Its valuo for trans
mitting music. Soveral selections were
sung In a transmitter at Park avenuo
and 40th street, New York, and wero
listened to by a group of newspaper
men at the Metropolitan tower. At
times tho singing was very clear, but
frequently It was Impossible to hear
anything but a confuted blur or sound.
N. P. Kcnwlck, Jr., notlcos a curious
custom In Icoland of depositing wrt
ten verses on a calm, to be found by
tho next passorby. He translates one
so found by hlmielt as follows: "I am
sitting hero late and early; hungry
and cold I linger. Sincere friend, will
you not warm tho old ono?" Tho rot
erenco Is to an old crono supposod to
Inhabit tho calm. The Athenaoum.
Mamlo Is considered tho dullest pu
pil In a public school class. Not long
ago tho tcachor assigned a subject for
a composition and was surprlsod at
tho comparative excellence of Mamie's
work. "Why, Mamlo," she romarked,
by way of oncouragemont, "you have
dono wonderfully well. Dut, really,
was It orlglnalT" "No, ma'am," re
plied Mamie, "I made It up mysolf.','
New York Tribune.
Many Chinese wero wrought up to a
high atato of enthusiasm by tbo pro
vincial assemblies opened last Decem
ber throughout tho omplro. One na
tive sohootmastor was especially fer
vent To express his feelings ho chop
ped off one of his flngors and with the
stump wrote out eight characters show
ing his hearty approval. Ho brought
this testimony to the delegates from
bis district In bidding them farewell.
Dr. O. P. Hay expresses tho belief
that horses becamo extinct In the gla
ciated regions of North America, and
probably In the whole contlnont, abo-it
tho middle of tho glacial epoch. He
points out that all tho apparently au
thentic finds of fossil horsos In the
Unltod States east of tho groat plains
fall into two sets of localities, one
ranging along tha Atlantic nnd gulf
coasts, and tho other oxtondlng from
Now Jorsey to South Dakota, the lo
calities In tho last set lying, with fow
exceptions, close to the southern bor
der of tho drift covered area. The
earliest discovery of fossil horso re
mains was mado near tho Noverslnk
Nolio Is systematically fought In cop
tain (Jorman towns. Dr. Auerbacb, of
Frankfort, has founded a "Society of
the Enemies on Nolso," which num
bers many adherents throughout dor
many. The society Issues a monthly
organ full of most soothing reading
matter. Ono suggestion It recently
published was that hotel keeper
shouhl keep a black list of "noisy and
ill-bred travelers persons who habit
ually speak in an overpowering, shrill
or squeaky voice, who Indulge tn un
necessary and Idiotic laughter, or who
habitually talk scandal or Alth. Alt
hotel keepers shall be supplied with a
weekly copy, and thus, it Is hoped,
those Individuals will find themselves
barred from respectable establish
ments." The studio girl showed sixteen slabs
of cako wrapped In tissue paper and
taeeed with well-known names. "That
is woddlng cake," she said. "I got
these pieces bocauie I designed th)
cakes. Early last fall I came to tho
conclusion that woddlng cakes don't
stand us high In art as they deserve to.
For the first tlmo lu my llfo I took t?
studying society notes. Whenever a
big wedding was announced I put In a
bid for designing tho woddlng cako.
Just as an architect bids for bulldlag
a house. The Idea appealed to a num
ber of people who aro always on tho
lookout for novelties and they paid
me a good price for drawing up plans
for the baker to work on. In addition
to the money I got a slice ot, every
cako, The money Is all gone, but I
aro still banging on to the cake.
New York Bun.
At a recent meeting of the Institute
of Electrical Engineers In Loudon a
differential electrlo thermometer was
described by Professor J. A. Fleming.
Tho thermometer consists of two largo
glass tubes, sealed air tight at tho ton
and bottom, and conuected by a tuba
of One boro In which Is a thread of
colored water containing a bubble of
air lu tbo center. The strips whose
resistance Is to bo measured are placed
In the tubes, and one of them Is con
nected with a source of high frequen
cy current, while the other Is connect'
ed with a source of direct current Dy
introducing resistance: Into the cir
cuits, the heat may be regulated untUJ
It is the same la win luoes, as win
be indicated by the bubble remaining
la the center of the small connecting
tube. The value of the resistances
will vary taversely as the square of
THX BOOS OF BRUSSELS.
fcellad Oaaa to Stand Betwee Tfcalr
Maitera and Dangac.
la Brussels, not long ago, a very
Interesting congress took placo In con
nection with the competitions for dogs
trained for tho defense of their master
and his property and tor police dogs.
The program undor discussion waa
divided into two sections, that for dogs
prlvatoly trairTed for tho defense of
their master and his property, and
that for police dogs. In tho former
section dogs of all kinds aro usod and
tho matter of training is Individual
nnd according to tho owner's personal
Idea. Dclglum has an unenviable no
toriety In tho matter of crimo (prob
ably due to It; la punishments), and
a solitary pedestrian tn a Joncly, un
frequented neighborhood has often a
poor chance oven in daylight uulcss
At night even tho outskirts of the
towns and villages are unsafe, and this
Is why so many men whose occupa
tions oblige them to faco tho risk of
attack train their dogs to defend them.
This Idea has enormously developed of
Into years In Belgium, nnd competitive
trials are now numerous, which with
their good prizes and tho high sum
for which trained dogs are often sold
greatly encourago tho breaking tn of
Many men In Drussols keep a dog
solely as a defenso for going to and
from work, and on any largo vacant
spaco of ground one Is euro to find
some man training his dog with this
purpose In view.
Cortaln lessons must be learned for
their own safety by the dogs used sole
ly for defense and police dogs, of
whom Is required a more subtle intelli
gence. For tnstanco, they must refuse
to accept food from any ono, although
their master may not be present to
Another item settled on the program
was the height of the Jumps required
of tho dogs. Moth defense and pollco
dogs must bo ablo to Jump a fence
boarding at least seren feot high, with
a maximum ordinarily of eight feet,
though some dogs can Jump nearly
ten feet. With a ditch of ovor sevon
feot to tako first tho hedgo must bo
at least throo feet high, and tho ani
mals, which Jump, at tho word of com
mand, must como hack ovor tho ob
stacle tho Instant thoy aro called.
Tho dog's capability of guarding his
master's property Is always tested by
means or an Individual dressed like
an "apacho," the point to bo aimed nt
being that tho dog will only attack
htm when ho actually touches the
THE MOTHER OF HEROISM.
a Civilisation, Not Harbarl.m, Bar
Mr. Carnralv, Apo.tl. of Peace.
"Wo still bear war extolled at times
aa tho mother of valor and the prime
agency In the world's advancement,'"
writes Andrew Carnegie. "Uy It, wo
are told, civilization has spread and
nations been created, slavery abolish
ed, tho American Union preserved. It
U even held that without war human
progress would have been Impossible.
"The answer: Men were first sav
ages who preyed upon each other llko
wild beasts, nnd so they doveloped a
physical courage which they shared
with the brutes. Moral courago was
nnlinnvn. Wftr wan almost their sola
occupation. Peaco existed only for
short periods that tribes might regain
strength to resume tho sacred duty of
killing each othor.
"Civilization has advanced Just aa
war has receded, until In our day
peace has becomo tho rulo and war
"Arbitration of International dis
putes grows more and moro In favor.
Successive generations of men now
live and die without sonlng war; and
Instead of tho army and navy furnish
ing the only careers worthy of gentle
men, It Is with difficulty that civilized
nations can to-day obtain a sufficient
supply of either officers or men.
"In the past man's only method for
removing obstacles and attaining de
sired ends was to use bruto courage.
The advance of civilization has de
veloped moral courage. We use-moro
beneficent means than men did of old.
llrltaln In the 18th century usod force
to prevent American Independence. In
more recent times sho graciously
grants Canada the rights denledAmer
lea; and, Instead of coercing the Dutch
In 8outh Africa, wins them by grant
"The greatest forco Is no longer that
of brutal war but tho supremo force
of gentleness and generosity. Tho
truo heroism Inspired by moral coup
ago prompts firemen, policemen, sail
ors, minora and .others to volunteer
end risk their Uvea to savo tho lives
of their fellowmen. Such heroism la
now of everyday occurrence.
"Tho pen la rapidly superseding the
sword. Arbitration Is banishing war.
More than BOO International disputes
havo already been peacefully settled.
Civilization, not barbarism, Is the
mother of truo.herolsm."
a a Man.
There Is something despicable In a
strong, healthy vouag man who Is con
Hnuniiv whlnlna over bis lot in life.
excuslug indifference and Inaction be
cause of bard luck or some cruet rate
which has put atumbllng-blocks In his
way. No matter what your environ
ment, or what you way be called upon
to go through, face life like a man,
without whlnlBg. Turn your face to
the sun, your back to the shadows, and
look the world ta the face without
wincing, Make the most of your cir
cumstances. See tha bautlea In It and
not tho ugly features. This Is tha way
to Improve an unfortunate environ
ment A Fris Ward.
A. I used ft word la speaking to
my wife whleb eCeaded her sorely a
week ago. She has sot spoken a syl
lablo to me slaee.
n. (anxiously) Would you miad
telling mo what yeu saldT Judge,
Mnnv a man haa saade a good llvlaa
who has made ft fw life. Some men
have made sjdeadU lives who have
mado very raodarata aad eve scanty
' I vloga. Succeaa. Maculae.
While we da net' aweunt to such,
we have aever' wrKtea a letter wlta
BUILT OX QUXOXSAVD.
R.mavkable Pteea of EastlnaarlBsr oa
The most remarkable piece of en
gineering on the Pekln-Hankow Rail
road, China's iron backbone, Is Yellow
river bridge. Outside America it is the
largest of Its kind tn the world. It
measures almost two miles from end
to end and Is constructed entirely of
iteel; There Is no stream which shifts
Its bed more than Yellow river. It is
:alled China's sorrow, and Is said to
havo changed Its course no less than
alne times within the post 20 centu
ries, each tlmo choosing a different
nouth by which It enters the sea. At
the last great flood, when the waters
forsook tholr bed, many millions wero
Tho bed of Yellow river is of quick
land, so deep that It was Impossible to
jso any masonry In constructing the
bridge. Steel tubes were sunk in place
,)f the ordinary concrete pillars and.
these were Joined together by steel
bands. There are eight of these steel
tubes, each of which goes CO feet down
Into the bed of the river. Other steel
tubes extend down from 83 to 45 feet
The arches of the bridge have a span
f 6B feet where the current Is strong
ist, and of 98 feet In other places. Ths
Iteel plies, or tubes, have been filled
with cement to give them strength,
and rock and stones have been sunk
iround their bases to solidify their
Ths stones wero first dropped down
Into the i river without any support and
were carried away by ths quicksand.
Later mats made of the branches of
trees, bound together with wire, wars
let down around tho plies and ths
tones dropped upon them. In this
way tons of stone havs been mored
jn such rafts about each pile and they
have made ths brldgs aa firm aa
though the piles were bedded In con
:rcte. The bridge was put up In a
year and a half, and on tha opening
jay a train of 21 cars passed ovor It
without causing a perceptible vibra
The fsthton of very sheer over-dretiet
or tunlci, combined with htsvltr msttrU
alt, it exceedingly pretty, if uttd In good
tsttt. f ...
The sketch thorn a rote foulird,
polka-dotted in black, and hsvlngatunlc
of black chiffon, the hem being embroid
ered in roie, si it sho the veil.
faithful to III Trnt.
I was waiting near the elevator ,lti
the factory building for my friend to
come down when I noticed a small boy
sitting In one corner of tho hall hold
ing a large, thick sandwich. He oyed
the sandwich lovingly for a long time,
then ho carefully lifted off tho top
slice of bread, took out a piece of dill
pickle, ate It and replaced all aa be
fore. In a few seconds he again re
moved the top piece, extracted a piece
of pickle and a piece of meat and re
placed the top. Again and again the
performance was repeated until all the
pickle and almost all the meat were
gone, the sandwich, however, appear
ing Intact aa at the beginning.
"Why dont you eat up your sand
wich and not pick at It In that wayr
I asked the boy, with some curiosity.
"Why," be answered, looking up
with great Innocence. "It ain't my
sandwich." Woman's Horns Compan-
A feature of the winter season la
Quebeo la a competition for the best
snow statue to be made In DuSeria
terrace, directly opposite the Chateau
Frontenac Snow lends Itself admin
ably to modeling, as several success
ful statues mado In past winter car
nivals In Canada testify. It Is prob
able that one of the three Judges will
be M. Paul Chovre, of Paris, who Is
the sculptor of tho Champlaln itatue
on Dutferln terrace. M. Cbevre la
spending several weeks In Quebec at
the chateau. The Chateau Frontehao
offers a purse of 1 50 In gold to the
scu)ptor of the best snow statue and
two other prizes, each of f 25 In gold,
are offered by business Arms.
Tka Wsr Bh Dmte4 Man,
"What do you want to bo when yon
grow up!" was asked of a small, boy
by the visitor.
"Oh," said he, "I wast to be a saaa,
bat I think; mamma wants me U ha
a lady." Ladles' Home Journal.
You often bear people say ot a stek
man: "His will power Is keeping hiss
lira." Nothing la It When you ean't
get your breatn, win power won t
Uaioa Woaea la Qmt BMtate.
Trades unionism Is spreadlac
Idly assong the working wowea a
0 rest Britain. In ike past Ire years
tha Hietabershlp' has Increased frees
126.285 to 201,909 ln of nearly H
per cent Tho result haa bes IsV
creased wages, with added safety aad
Bwwsrs Wky la k thai u ism s
ways ptaya a bIsjm while saaehsr ntaa
atasaT Fewer I deal hew, at X
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The publishers of Helen Keller's au
tobiography, which recounts with such
simplicity tbo story of hor remark
able achievements against hor terrible
handicaps, havo had tholr attention
called to the fact that this book Is now
used in Gorman schools.
The proposal to establish a perma
nent memorial to Richard Watson Glid
er In tho form ot an endowment "fund
for tha promotion of good citizenship"
has received enthusiastic approval. Tho
fund Is to be administered by Colum
bia University and the $100,000 plan
ned will provide Income for tho sup
port of several fellowships' for the In
vestigation of social and political
Winston Churchill's now novel, "A
Modern Chronicle," differs both In sub
ject and tratment from any of his
stories which havo preceded It. The
most Important character Is a woman
Honora Lefflngwell and It Is prim
arily around her life that tho plot cen
ters. Mr. Churchill has hitherto de
voted himself to tho delineation of
mon nnd to the presentation of the life
la which they flguro politics and busi
ness. The scone of the new story Is
laid -largely In aauburb in the vicinity
of New York City, and the life Which
the author pictures Is ono which will
appeal .to any one who has lived In
any of the small towns surrounding
Aloxandor Irvine, the author ot
"From the Bottom Up," began llfo In
an Irish village, whoro ho peddled
newspapers, worked as a scarecrow In
tho potato fields, and then as a helper
In a coal pit In Scotland. Mr. Irvlno
becamo a soldier In ordor to learn to
read. He fought In the Sudan, being
decorated by Queen Victoria, and
served on a British man-o'-war In tho
Mediterranean. Eventually ho reached
Oxford to study undor Jowett. Mr. Ir
vlno camo as an Immigrant to Now
York, whoro his oxporlenccs wers dt
verso nnd full of human Interest He
becamo a missionary among tho "down
and outs" ot tho llowcry nnd to-day Is
a lay minister ot tho Church of tbo
Mrs, Voynlch's now novel, "An In
terrupted Friendship," which Is a con
tinuation ot the llfo ot "Tho daddy,"
which sho Introduced some years ago,
has bcon called a "study In friend
ship." Thero aro friendships depicted
In It ot ovory kind. Tho most beauti
ful of them porhaps Is tho all sacrific
ing love of llene Martol for his crip
pled sister, a friendship which Influ
ences him to ondangor his life tn tha
possibility that she may bo cured. An
other appealing affection Is that which
tha. proud old French marquis bestows
upon his son Rene and which tho au
thor reveals In a clever manner when
the father tells the son that he would
have like to have him for a brother.
Still other friendships, some of a curi
ous nature, are revealed In this story,
notably those existing among the wide
ly differing nature ot the fellow trav
elers in South Africa and that between
Felix and tho lovablo, Irresponsible
NEW ART IN AMERICA.
Tapealrles, Ilaud Woreu, Thames,
Malarial, I)ye, lloaia Product.
An exhibit ot Carnegie Institute, a
late arrival, Is that ot about a dozen
pieces ot American tapestry, hand
woveu, the themes being oil American,
tho Intent of tho promoters being to
revlvo In this country the ancient art
of tapestry making. The projoct, says
the Pittsburg Dispatch, Is amply en
dowed by a New York millionaire,
with a wholly aesthotlo trend of nitnd,
and It Is not the Intontion to make it
These art products, the first of their
kind In America, are from what are
called tho Herter looms, Albert Her
tr, a well known artist, being tn
charge and one of tho chief designers.
Every, article Is woven by hand and
all the material silks, wools and cot
tons and even the dyes are American.
One ot the pieces Is a frieze which was
ordered by tho late B. H. Harrlmaa
for a special place In the magnificent
home which he had nearly finished at
the time of his death. Other pieces
are Byzantine curtains, renaissance
rugs, original designs in the Flemish
style ot curtains, chalrbacks, etc.
It Is asserted by the promoters and
by Mr, Herter that thero la not a
thought ot commercialism In this art
movement, and, In fact, many valuable
plecea have been disposed of at a loss
to Introduce the work into homes
where It would appeal to others able
to purchase. It la a phase of art pat
riotism. Only one feature Is foreign;
It was necessary to employ foreign
weavers as no American could be
found capable of doing the work. Most
ot these are from France.
Grocer Well, whst Is It Utile bey?
Little Boy Please, sir, I want a emp
ty bar'l of salt to make a chlckea coop
tor my dog.
Teacher What Is a ceaaolsseur?
Johnny Don't know. Teacher Well,
what would you call a person who pre
tends to know everything Jahaay
(promptly) A school teacher.
Mamma Why- don't yeu lova your
Aunt Jeaale any more. Freddie? Fred
die (aged 4) I'm afraid to. Mamma
Afraid! Why, what do you mean
Freddie I'm afraid aha might sue ma
fsr.'breae ot promUe, like aha did
Lemeas may ha kept a lent Um
eve months, uadW ajtaaa. It- yeu aid
not gl!g to van thorn Immediately
lay them a ft Sat sartaas and tavart
s ajaMat awer aaeh' on. Alter ass
months" Imprlseameat t this war
they wM balsM tt ha lrotV
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Rooms In Holbrook Building.
St. Johns, - Oregon
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Physician and Surgeon.
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Phona J crier Ml. ,
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Office Mourn 10 . m. to 1 p. m., J to 6 p. tn.
ST. JOHNS, OREGON.
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Residence, 697 Dawson Street
Office, Plltor Block.
Unh-ersky Park, Portland, Oregon.
Office Phono Richmond 51
First National Bank building.
ST. JOHNS, OREGON.
DR. W. C. HARTEL
Phono Richmond 201
Holbrook Block - St Johns
Phono Jersey 921 Holbrook Block
DR. J. VINTON SCOTT
Open Evenings and Sundays by Ap
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Res. Phono Woodlawn 1065
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Ofltc. llourtt From t to U m t to i p. m.
7 to 8 p. m.
682 Dawson street, University Park
Phono Jorsoy 1G71 Hours: 2 to 6 p. m.
ST. JOHNS PIANO SCHOOL
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CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS .
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HotsMO far Salt. ST. JOHNS. OM.
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Transfer and Storage
Wo deliver your goods to and front
all parts of Portland, Vancouver, Linn
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Co., city dock and all points accessible
by wagon. Plane and furniture moving
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SI. JOHNS, OREGON
Moots each Monday evening In Odd Fol
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HOLMES LODGE NO. 101
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in Odd Fellows' hall.
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Secretary. W. M.
CAMP 773 W. O. W.
J. A. Cole, C. C.
W. Scott Kellogrgr, Clerk
Central Market !
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See us far Ute Choicest Cuts ef
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Order MSed aad ramay Trade SeiidUd.
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