000 miles is near enough for her.
Before bedtime tonight she will
begin steering away from Old
Sol. While we are celebrating
the next Fourth of July she will
slip into the place she occupied
July 3, 1911 the point farthest
from the sun.
Uncle Sam's astronomers
gravely remark "the earth's orbit
is an ellipse of small eccentricity,
in one of whose foci is the sun:
it follows therefore that the earth
is at perihelion at the beginning
of the year, and at aphelion about
the middle of the year'
All of which means in pla,in
United States that the earth's
path around the sun is shaped
something like a goose egg, the
sun being at one side on the cen
ter. In January we are at the
point nearest the sun; in July,
But a little thing like 3,000,000
miles doesn t cut much ice with
the weather man; he goes right
along giving us the blizzards and
zero stuff. He says that a few
million miles more or less doesn't
effect our climate because of the
slanting waj' the sun's rays strike
DEAF AND DUMB LEADER
OF A BRASS BAND
New York, Jan. 5. Deaf and
dumb, yet Edward J. Trinks, 19,
is leader of a brass band, an ac
complished cornetist and has the
ambition to earn a living as a
Scarlet fever robbed the boy oi
speech and hearing in his baby
hood. At 6 he was sent to a deaf
and dumb institute. By a process
of aural massage given th car
drum with cymbals and wind in
struments he now can hear such
instruments as well as the vibrant
tones of an organ.
In addition to leading a band of
17 pieces and playing several in-
Edward J. Trinks.
struments himself, he teaches
younger persons, similarly afflict
ed, to play and enjoy music.
"When I get older" said Trinks
through an interpreter, "I want
to organize a deaf and dumb
Health expert declares that the
day of the cosmetic is fading rap
idly and that ''beauty parlors"
will soon all be turned into gymnasiums.
The meanest man we ever knew
used to feed his horse sawrust in
the dark so the nag would think
it was bran.
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