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THE , WASHINGTON HERALD, SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1912.
How to Make Most of Yourself;
Procrastination a Bar to Success,
By C. S. MADDOCKS.
IF you walk across a field once you win down by what might bare been, under mora
not make an Impression that cannot bo resolution, life preservers,
"quickly obliterated. But If you travel The only way to, overcome the habit of pro
many times over the same track you will crastlpetion; Is nerer-to allow yourself time
soon hare made a footpath; and If rou to procrastinate. Do not -once begin to wait
continue to use it for year, it will be so deep and put off. If yoaiave been dolnc so,
that only a plow can efface It. stop abruptly. "When the time comes to do a
The brain mar be reasonably compared
to a field in. this respect. A-thought that,
passes through It onoe makes but a slight
tTact, but If It flashes alone the same line
o er and over again, this becomes as perma
nent as the footpath acmes the field.
If you tnaka a. reaolunlon but once m
a twelve month cay on the New Year you
will no more make a brajn path for the Idea
It holds than' you made- a footpath through
the field by once crossing. It. But If you
make the same resolution day after day.
week after week, montbafterlncnth. and
year arter year, the idea-will be so fairly
worn Into your brain that your subconscious
self carries It .into action without any effort
of your consdous self.
To make a good resolution onoe Is better
than imr to make It at all. Just a little
better, unless you are a person of extraordi
nary will. Determination win enable youto
do anything within reaaon, yet to carry out
a good resolution by a pure sort of ob
stinacy may be for a while like llftlsc your
self by your boot straps.
It Is not the great general resolutions that
are the roost Important. These are often no
more than the expression of an Ideal, and
not resolutions at all. not constant determi
nants to- action. An Ideal may be the last
thing a man loses, even when he Is allowing
himself for lack of daily resolution to ds-
Daily Resolutions Best.
It Is resolutions which belong to the day
and hour and that must be dally and hourly
made, upon whlchfdepend the realisation or
an Ideal and the living up to a great or even
the greatest resolution.
! There la one greet resolution, referring to
what seems a very amsll thing, that must
be renewed dally. It is against an enemy
that nearly every man and woman has to
array the force, of dally life to meet, and
which must be overthrown as often as it
which must be overthrown as
appears if they are to be happy and success
ful In whst they undertake.
This enemy, this foe to accomplishment.
Is procrastination. There Is no surer hin
drance to both dally and future happiness,
to health of both mind and body, toaccom
pllthment of every sort, than this same pro
crastination. The makers of modern busi
ness mottoes recognised this foe ss the most
cess manor rwoBoucu ui iw u uis wwi
insidious and percent in the business world
when they printed " Do It now " In large let-
ters and got It hung above thousands of desks
of men of business.'
Not only In the business world "bat In the
eoclal the victims of procrastination are to
be counted by the thousands. The prisons,
the Insane asylums, and especially the poor
houses are filled with men and women who
never did today what they could put off until
tomorrow. The most brilliant minded men
hsve "lost out" because they bare not
resolutely risen against this foe. Artists of
all sorts have been prone to procrastinate,
often looking bitterly on while men of talent
and resolution have outstripped them In the
.cwiuugu wRft wuumppeoutn in ma
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cess has often soured the dispoaltlone and
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embittered the whole lives of those who know
they could have done far greater and better
things-but did not. ProcraMInstlon hln-
dered them la the first plsce. Then becoming
despisersof men-becausethelrown merit was
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wholly unfitted In t.mperto produce beautl-
ful work or to live beautiful lives. It Is 1
very sad thing to see men and women who
need the world the most need Its recognition
and applause-put themselves absolutely at
odds with It because of some weakness which
they did not arouse their moral strength
ErOs of Procrastination.
The foe procrastination U responsible for
more lack of ,,n.,.. J?.-
satisfactory evenings and sorrr monitor.
than that other arch foe of doing the thing
to do Intemperance which la Its ball fel-
low well metln thousands of cases. Theman
who has a taste for drink and hesitates or
procrastinates in the putting of temptation
inetantlybehlnd him. isas good as lost
No one can estimate how many of the dead
ly wearinesses of the world are due to pro
crastination. " I am never tired when I get
through with the program planned for the
day." saya a certain famous worker, " but
when there is something left over, or left
undone, I am tired, very tired,"
Thousands of other people may be tired out
for the same reason, without exactly under-
stsndlnewhy. They are those who never set
caught up with their work. "Worse thaa this.
they get a little farther behind every year
until they become quite hopdessly dragged
Some Important Facts That
Every Worker Should Remember.
THAT every Job is a torture to the
bungler and a training to the capable
That there Is not a Job ln'the world
that has no rough angles in It
Thst men out of a Job eovy tollers more
than the latter envy the millionaires, and
with, far more reason-
That the most humble position ts a post ot"
honor when it is honorably filled.
That every man has bis limitations, and
that overstrain on the body or brajn always
injures both the body, and the brain.
That while we may thoroughly believe In an
eight hour day or even in a six hour dayj.
we notice that under present conditions few
men .have risen very high without often
working twelve hour, a day, with occasional
work at night
That the way to do fast work is first to do
good work slowlynd gradually increase the
That men are not born equal tn. ability any
more than a rabbit is born a lion.
That only a few can win the best places,
and that every one has missed some grand
Ming, una no excuse 10c not aoing u. you
leave the thing undone which you -ought to
do today, you are likely to leave It undone
tomorrow, and through a succession of to
morrows, tin opportunity U lost, money or
health, or both, gona. The one genuinely in
the grip of this evil habit may postpone
for months someslmple task that might as
easily ss not luCve been done today. They let
each blue day slip uselessly away, .without
gladdening their own hearts by one accom
plishment. Habit an Old One.
The habit of procrastination li perhaps
ss old as the world Itself. The foolish virgins
of the parable procrastinated. The cricket
of the fable procrastinated while the ant
laid -up her winter store of food. Ancient
proverbs warn us agalnstthls habit. "A
stitch in time saves nine." For the want
of a nail in time the shoe was lost from the
horse's foot, and in the end the rider and
the battle were lost, and all for the want
of 10 simple a thing as a horseshoe sail.
Parable, proverb, fairy tale, fable, allegory,
and apologue teach directly not to pro
crastinate, and the world Is full of Indirect
lessons teaching the same thing.
The thoroughly shiftless person Is the one
who allows, himself to receive disastrous
odds against this foe of procrastination.
Should lie happen to be a fanner for Instance,
there are more risible, material proofs of his
surrender than In the case of men of different
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ery neglected, crops ungathered or but half
harvested, are-not as plainly visible.
Perhaps In the beginning not more than an
hour was needed to repair the back fence, to
put mowing machines under cover and In
order for the next season, to put a few
Jto , riTthTd branch?
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shingles on the bam. to mend the cattle
a fine fruit tree, but time and place were not
louno, jor usee tnings, and in the end the
number undone became so large ss to render
the farmer hopeless. Like all wrong habits,
procrastination tends to Incapacity, and
either slow or rapid nniMiTflm q; polftT
U not of life. '
The line between poverty and comfort Is
often a Tory raxrowooe. and the rar.iK.
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Penalties for Tardiness.
There are a great many natural penalties'
for being behindhand, and those penalties
which show not In anythlnr visible or m.
terlal. concerning which we do not have as
immediate and keenly felt consequence, may
in me ui represent me greatest kinds of
Every act of dllatoriness results in the lot
of some advantage that would .otherwise
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train and are sorely put out but quite for the
wronr reason WmrhttMi,i.i 1-
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rf fauun we set our hearts on. or we
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being forst er behindhand.
There Is no mora trying man In thebusin ess
world than the one who is always lata to an
appointment. There Is no employe, no mat
ter how good In other respects, who annoys
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Installed. More serious checks than this
""Chsnlcal one are alwaya awaiting the .
Some people's procrastination has taken
"rm 01 trailing ror something to turn
up. -j.no general prospect ror such, ts that
they will have to wait until the dssd turn
in their gravee unless something earlier than
thls-nroblematio nut brines tnam n tkal.
senses and a prospect.
The opposite of procrastination Is not the
Impulsive hsblt which drives a man to act
on the minute. These two habits often exist
amicably side by side: for often, unless a
man can do a thing in his headlong way, one
possessed of the disposition to do so will
delay and delay until opportunity baa passed
him br. He can never make am!hiir.
however, if he achton the minute dutytcalla.
or" the minute when reason and the mere
course of events demand action.
That thought always precedes right ac
tion, whether you are tying your shoestrings
or building a battleship.
That poverty U a shadow that haunts -
millions of lives far from any slums or poor
j. oat ncnes unng as mccn unnsppiness ss
, happiness, and are often an obstacle to the
formation of good character.
That the best drllixation 0,000 year, from
today will bare competition In It the most
capable and virtuous will be awarded the
prizes of power and honor; Readers will al
That progress in an Individual or In a race
never goes by leaps snd bounds gradual
curves are the rule for the advance of man.
That wa are ail desirous of lncreaslngyour
happiness, but we cannot overturn the social
system to fit a theory or an Individual.
That " business lr business Is a lying
maxfm If It Is taken to mean that a businets
man Is Justified In belngacomm.srclalplrste,
That personal moral character, aslds from
skill or brain, always has a commercial
value In erery trade orprofesslon.
Those WiseSaws Read All Right, But-
For Instance, a Wis Man Msuio Himself Famous fey Sarin:
Idleness Always Envies Industry.
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Ingredients Necessary for 'Work:
An Ideal and Desire to Create.
OTJ may never have given any serious
thought regarding the Ingredients
needed for a piece of work. 'Work
calls for certain Ingredients as well
as does the making of breadend pies.
'Whatever special qualities a piece of work
1U tor- " demands an ideal and workman-
ship. The ideal Is the standard anff has
great Influence on. the quality of the work;
for., as Andre del Earto, notidec that his
work fell short of his rival, Raphael, ex-
Jtos. -A. man's reach must .exceed his
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'Pltndld Inspiration, without the desire to
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an' workmanship usually does not
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The arehltsct undsrstands thlsprlnclpleUt-
ter than any other worker. He know, that
beautiful building Is "born of Ugh Insplra-
tlon. but it U realised through magnificent
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logos cathedral, which Is considered the
greatest Gothlo church In the world. The
towers, with their splsndld carving and
delicate tracery expressing aspiration, are
512 feet high. But this wonderful church
has mora than graceful spires; It has a
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Plan to Help Boys Succeed in City.
By JOHN A. HOWLAND.
TlHOTJSAND3 of country boys come to
I " dtles every year and are ruined
I btror ey hare a chance to adjust
themselves to the new conditions. If
th,rs oouii ,ort ot ttolcs house
'busbed to which country boys could go
1"1 VTOTi&ti with Information as to dty
ouxineeses ano helped to secura positions
ot the sort that provide wholesome work
and surrounding, and a chance of promo-y
tlon It would be a great act of patriotism.
John G. Shedd ot Marshall Field & Co.,
Chicago, is authority tor the statement that
the young man who has bad country mer
cantile experience is the best raw material tn
the world. He come, to the dty with two or
three yean experience in some small town
store, an an around experience be could not
get tn a big dty establishment It he then
goes Into a good dty.bocse for several years,
he has the training to make a successful
merchant But many hundreds of such boys
come to ruin In the dty. They often try to
start for themselves and fall in short order
through lack of understanding dty condi
tions. -Others fail to get employment of the
right sort or perhaps get no employment at
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hearted and cannot put up the talk and the
appearance necessary to get a place.
Most Profit in Early Soda Trade.
SODA fountain proprietors are planning
an early opening ot business next
spring. Their experience In the 1911
season has shown than the advis
ability .of having their fountains ready
for business on the first warm day. Last
spring most ot them especially the smaller
operators were Quite unnrenared for the
sudden and early beginning ot warm wealh-
er. They could not handle tlje unexpected
rush of thirsty customer, and consequently
lost much money. A, Baltimore druggist
who bad his fountain ready for business
measures 44 feet In length. 201 feet In
breadth, or 263 through the transepts, llor
than beauty, more than Inspiration, Is tha
lesson this work teaches, for Its erery block
of marble saye: " Build your work, what'
ever It may be. on a strong foundation."
Only master workers were admitted to the
old Hanseatlo leagues and guilds, of Ger
many, and erery worker felt honored to be a
member. Hans Sachs, the cobbler, was such
a skilled shoemaker that he was on friendly
terms with the painter AZbrecht Durcr, Peter
VIscher, tha carver of wrought lronand the
other great artists. It was largely through
their assodstjon that he developed his tal
ent while making shoes and became one of
the greatest German poets and singers.
The idea vof apprenticeship Is being sup
planted by trade schools There Is scarcely
a to wn In Germany without one or more trade
schools. Some of these are supported by the
government and others are endowed Institu
tions. There are schools for watch and
clock saakers, mechanical and electrical en
gueerlng, wearing and dyeing of textile,
mining, schools of commerce, etc For
women there sre schools of domestic science
and housekeeping, commercial schools, arts
snd -crafts schools, schools of design and
illustration, etc To be graduated from one
ot moss scnoois means inat one nas :
theory and practiced on.', line, of work.
of these schools means that one has the
for Job Seekers;
The lodging houses contain hundreds o
down and out country boys. Most of these
came to the city without any definite purpose
They were dissatisfied at home and looked
forward to big things In the big city When
they got bertthey had no profession snd no
technical education. They did not belong to
any union. At common labor they-would
hare to compete with the Italians and others
wuw lijwnsuwj ux woTjcoetxer ana couia
thrive at a lower wage. If they tried to b.
come delivery drivers or anything ot that
sort they did not know the atreets. Others
got jobs of an undesirable sort: places where
they were not put on their mettle, where
there was no chance ot advancement They
earned just enough to. keep them going and
as the job held no promise of anything bet
ter, their mind.-' were not taken up with It
They drifted Into Idle habits and became
If. through dissipation. lack of work, or
any other reason the lodging, houses get a
farmer boy, be Is done for.- If some mil
lionaire could establish an institute to which
boys from the farm could write or oome and
which would be their "uxdversity of dty
employment" until they -were welt started
on their way, it would be a great step toward
bettering American manhood.
cleared the operating expenses for bis whole
drug store for the season by June 1. Last
summer, by the way, was one of the very,
best soda seasons on record. The soda busi
ness nas become so Important that It Is forc
ing some ot the old fashioned druggists, who
don't want to handle It out of business. It
is also not so easy as most people think to
make money out ot soda water. A. good
many druggists, if they watched their soda
accounts more dosely. would find they are
not making money from this source so fast
as they think.
Mistakes Often Valuable Assets;
Some Cost Jobs, but Not All Do.
By FRANK R. WALTON. fc
SOME years ago a- youngnanjlld such,
satisfactory work that ha was given
charge of the dozen men. who worked
with him In tbVeeme room, though
many of them "were, older than he was.
He had started life on atarm. and bad many
stories to tell of the hard.plowlng he had
done from daws to dusk when he-waJTbuta
mere boy. As "a clerk he was unusually ac
curate and reliable- Rarely did he ever
make mistakes In addition or multiplication.
Probably bis well' known ability made him'
feel free to tell of a vary bad blunder he once
made when In the employ" of a railroad, cam
pany. By sheer carelessness he had sent a
cargo of perishable goods from Chicago to
Portland, Ore . Instead of to Portland, Me.
For- this blunder he was neither discharged
nor fined, fh6ugh the loss to the railroad was
equal to seversfyears' of bis modest salary.
When "he left that job later It was because a
better position was offered bim.
How many .mistakes of this kind would
stamp a man ss being a- blunderer it Is Im
possible to say. But It Is certain thatlf ha
had made this Identical mistake again Ire
would have deserved Immediate discharge.
There are some mistakes one can make ten
or twenty times a month without being con
sidered a blunderer, but with another class
of mlttakes a single one In any length, pt
time would prove that the doer was Incom
petent The architect who forgets to provide
any stairs in a two or three story building Is
assuredly In the " no good " class, even
though the error Is msde only once. The
same strict standard applies todruggists who
compound prescriptions. They are supposed
to work with such cars sad slowness that no
mistake can happen. However, a competent
druggist may once In a very long while make
a " bad break." A druggist once correctly
filled two prescriptions at the same time for
a customer whose name was familiar to him.
A week or two later one of the bottles wss
sent back to be refilled. The druggist noted
the number on the bottleandcorrectly found
that number In his prescription book, but
after having thus found the right page he
carelessly took for bis cue the name of the
customer and filled the other prescription,
which was Just below it Fortunately,
neither prescription was at all deadly, and
the customer at once saw by the color of the
liquid that the wrong preierlptlon had been
filled That this blunder was Inexcusable Is
true, but It Is also true that this druggist Is a
competent and careful man Can one mis
take of this kind be considered proof that a
man Is a blunderer T
Some Curious Mistakes.
A curious mistake onoe occurred because an
employs omitted " street " and " avenue "
when be reported his whereabouts to his
superior officer atthe other end of the phone
wire. He was a collector for a Chicago com
pany and reported that, having finished a
(pedal collection, be was now at Fortieth,
and Lake, meaning Fortieth avenue and
Lai- street, five miles west from the city's
center Th man receiving the message
thought h CKsnt Fortieth street and Lake
jtvenue. and so directed htm to make a spe
cial collection at some place about half a mile
from that point This locality was about the
same distance south of the center of the dty
as the collector was west, so he had an ex
tremely long ride to make in tha late after
noon, and after making this second collection
failed to reach the office In time to turn the
money In that night He was accustomed
Where to Start Your Business;
Errors That Make for Failure.
BEFORE locaunganewabopltts neces
sary to study your town or the section
of your dty In which you wish to do
business. One advantage to consider
Is in opening up where you are known.
Tour friends will be your first customer,
and. If you are running your store right
their friends will follow them into your doors.
It will also cost you leas to get started than
It would In a strange place.
In considering a location two things are es-'
senUaj to pick out the real center where
people will be cost thrown in contact with
you. and to estimate correctly the nature ot
the people among whom you are about to lo
cate. Study the people carefully "What sort
of goods will they be most likely to buy? A
druggist In an expensive residence section
would, for instance, carry a line of toilet
articles. These would be absolutely useless
in a community of foreign laborers. "What
Notes from World of Science.
On of the newest nutlfal ImtnrmmfA
operated by electridty, reproduces the notes
of forty-five orchestra, performers.
' German postal authorities are experiment
ing with a small three wheeled automobile,
for the use of letter carriers.
The world's largest cheese, weighing more
than "fcOOO pounds, recently wa msde la
Wisconsin tor nth Ibltjon pui junta.
The skeleton of a maaw bo bad been burled
at least 4,000, years ago recently was discov
ered by srcharaloglst in ?"rlinfli
While the per capita consumption of tea
In the United State. Uaboutstatlooarr, that
ot coffee Is steadily increasing.
In some parts of Mexico the natives hang
the nests of large spider. In their homes to
-trap files and other small Insects.
Because-it has more phosphoric Idd In
e.as!ly digested shape than any other fruit
the apple U one of the best brain foods.
TJnder the direction ot an expert from the
TJnttsd States the Australian state of Vic
toria baa spent tBRJCGOfiOO for Irrigation.
The new French law prohibiting the saleot
milk that baa not bees heated to a gtrra ds
atroyljlg temperature -goes Jnt effect the
first of the year. ,
A chain otwlreleea stations win.be built'
along the 6pan!n coasts- and on adjacent
Islands by a company to whlcn the govern
ment has' granted e. monopoly.
To fill a biro with honey, an apiarist has
figured, a colony of bees has to make flight,
totallnr a greater distance than from the
earth to the moon.
Gold and sflvw natM fiat haT. been
worked for more than three centuries tm
to, make long trips o almost any part oftha
dty, and as neither of the words'" Fortieth"
nor " Lake," was" Is the second address given
him, be failed to perceive that the man la
the company's ..office was thinking of the
south side of the dty and not ibe west
The inharmony that results when the iua
drummeoln an orchestra mistakes a fly, on
the sheet of music for a note. Is one.ot the
jokes that AdanUokl to the Laughing Hyena,
and nearly as antique Is the story of the
bookkeeper who' could not balance bis books.
but finally discovered that an eyelash or. a
fly's leg .bad usurped the place of a blank
and turned 100 into 1.0Q0. This error Is
matched by that of the surveyor who sighted
bis trsnslt at a white spot on a distant rock,
but finally, discovered that this object was
really a white spotted cow thattn themean
time had moved several yards.munehlng Ihe
grass from spot to spot The. surveyor' line
wss hardly as straight as he might have de
This Inddent recalls an engineering blun
der by which a private Irrigation company -so
-tapped the waters of the Colorado rivsr
that the vast Imperial valjey-, extensively
under cultivation, was completely; flooded,
causing a general exodus from that region.
That the government engineers were able to
again- confine the rebellious river In its own
narrow channel Is one more instance of the
aiitlty of modern engineers to conquer al
most any force of nature.
Mistakes Due to Ignorance.
Mistakes that result from Ignorance or lack
jt information are almost as common as
those due to sheer carelessness. Many a Na
poleon has lost his battle of Waterloo large
ly because It was not known that in the center
of the field there was a sunken road which
would bring disaster to advandngfoes. The
danger that lies in Ignorance was thrllllngly
discovered by sn army officer In-the Philip
pine lslacds'who was engaged In construc
tion work" and bad some natives to assist him.
One of these natives, who had shown that he
was Intelligent and trustworthy, was told
to to up the hill and bring down a stick of
dynamite in his hand. AH went well until
the native toward tha end of his descent
tossed the stick of dynamite recklessly ahead
of him in the direction of the officer, who
very luckily was somewhat of. a baseball
player and managed to catch it before it
struck the ground. The native received a
somewhat exdted lecture on the nature of
dynamite and on the wrongfulness of not
obeying orders exactly.
Almost every affair ot Importance Is a
stick of dynamite in disguise, and lack of
knowledge Is spt to bring trouble. Mention
might be made of a certain large apartment
building- which was built to extend over on
another man's land to the extent of six
Inches along the entire eastern side of the
building. It Is said that the man thus tres
passed against realized the mistake that they
were "making, but -preferred to let the matter
go until the building was entirely completed.
His lawyer then demanded that the apart
ment house be at once moved off that six
Inches or damages be paid with generous
proportions. As the owner of the apartment
did not care to tear down his building nor to
move It he had to pay. It is quite probable
that his remarks made in the office of the one
who was responsible for this blunder sounded
much like a real dynamite explosion, and
that " some one caught it " in an entirely
different meaning of those words.
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pie In your trade territory J Are theyf orelgn
er. or American.! If In a small town. are.
the farmer, well to dor Do they come Into
the town you have In view or do a good num
ber of them go to some other market Is
the country or the dty neighborhood thickly
populated, enough to to carry a store or an
additional store In your line? On what in
dustries does the town or the neighborhood
depend for its prosperity? Do these furnish
employment all the year round; Give plenty
of time to an Inspection of the banks and
stores as to their appearance ot business,
the number ot clerks, customers, loafers.
Don't go into a town or a neighborhood
until you know It snd are satisfied there is a
place for you. Then be sure to get a building
In e, "good location with bright modem win
dows snd an attractive appearance both in
side and outside.
form the prlndpal resources of the fv'-i
state of San Lola PotoaL
An the wall, of a building, being erected at
tho University; of Paris for experiments with
radium win be lined with lead, which la im
pervlous to thst emanations' of the metal.
One of the best known opera tenors receives
royalties of close to $100,000 a year from a
talking machine company, and a soprano Is
getting more than. one-third of that amount
English experimenters have found that
above a temperature of S3 degrees salty so
lutions are lass corrosive ot iron and steel
than pure water, while below that tempera
ture the revarsela the case.
A cash register to record the number of
words In various chu.es of telegrams has
been installed In a New Zealand telegraph
offloe as an experiment-with a view to their
The reosnt discovery of some glass mirrors
dating from the second! or third century la a
cemetery In Austria has upset the theory
that the ancients had to depend upon pol
ished metal to sea themselves.
To lessen the danger of an automobile
being run Into from the rear when It suddenly
changes Its course, mechanism operated by
the steering gear baa been invented whloh
turns an arrow carried on the back ot a cat
to indicate the new direction.
So successful a machine for war purpose.
has the aeroplane proven that the French
army has attached expert machinist, to Its
aerial corps and has equipped a huge motor
truck as a complete machine shop for make
tag repair. In the, field.
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