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IMilll'.M. ! ' V
HONOR TO CAPTAIN COTT
What part in deaths of Captain Scott and his companions was
played by knowledge that Amundsen had already discovered the
south pole? It is agreed by explorers that the mental and psycho
logical condition of men has much to do with their ability to with
stand hardship. A triumphant man, one who has achieved big
things, will last longer under conditions of starvation and freezing
than one who has failed, even though. the latter be the stronger
It i in this respect that man conspicuously shows his super
iority over the beast. Often the mind, the spirit supports one who is
under severe trial long after the body has surrendered. There are
soldiers who drop when shot and there are others, as Napoleon said,
who have to be knocked down after they're killed.
, One can imagine the spirits of poor Scott, as he turned his
back on the pole, after discovering that Amundsen had, indeed,
been before him. . But Scott gave his all for the honor of his coun
try and he will have a high and honored place in history.
OH, YOU"GOLDEN POPPY 1"
HOW DOES THAT SOUND!
San Francisco, Feb. 17. The
wronged and irate husband, the
unfaithful wife and the false
friend, comprising the eternal tri
angle, featured by modern novel
ists in the "best sellers," are not
products of the twentieth cen
tury. They flourished in 222 B. C, in
Bagdad, and the1 original "tur
key trotters' in that oriental city
were experts on the affinity game.
This is proven by a note found
on the withered breast of a
mummy in Golden Gate Museum.
The note is a burning affair, and
must have provided a fine little
breach of promise suit and scan
dal among the old Bagdaddies
The letter indicates that the
lady was a priestess in the tem
ple of Amena-Ra, and the "man
in the case" was a priest in a
neighboring sanctuary. Trans
lated, the note reads:
"Oh, my golden poppy, long
are the days when I see thee not.
My heart is sick with love for
thee. Carefully guard our un
Mush note authorities agree
that this mode of expression was
better than the modern one.'
"Golden poppy" is considered
hotter stuff than "sugar plum,''
"honey baby," "beautiful doll,"
and other endearing phrases that
have featured recent heart balm
Boston Transcript objects to
the' six-year term for the presi
dency on the ground that it would
make the ex-president "the power
behind the presidential chair" and
the president a mere dummy.
For instance, picture Teddy as
the power behind Taft's chair.
Where would Bill land?