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cause La Fehr, American business
man, was suddenly transformed into
a baron. A few days before his wed
ding, news, came that he had fallen
heir to the title of baron and to an
cestral halls, castles, estates .and all
the other accourtnients that" accom
pany a title. . ' .
"It was a great surprise," said Miss
Campbell, ''and. 'I am awfully glad
for Frank's sake.. But' I could have
been happy anyway:"
CHURCHILL IS READY TO FORM
i A NEW PARTY
London, Jan. 28. A new political,
party, imperialist in policy and tak
ing a middle course between the. Lib
erals and the Conservatives, tmay be
formed by Winston. Churchill as a se
quel to his clash as lord' of the ad
miralty with Lloyd-George on the
question of a larger navy.
p o :
The sale of a Paris insect powder,
has been wonderfully stimulated by
the special circular enclosed in each
package, stating that a valuable pearl
had been lost in a quantity of the
powder and offering a reward for its
QUEER TALES FROM
The chief reason birds have tales
is to enable then to steer while fly
ing; but the flamingo and stork have
legs so. much longer than their tail
feathers that they serve as rudders.
The flamingo is one of the few
birds whose mouth is upside down;
this is because it inverts its head
when feeding,' and uses its upper
mandible as a hook and scoop. '
It is one of the careful little tricks
of nature to provide the young flam
ingo with straight- bills until their
legs are long enough to go wading;
this enables them to feed off the"
Flamingos build their nests pn the.
ground but in the. shape of an invert
ed cone; this enables them to sit on
their nests as one sits on the edge of
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
. . Although amber is. ndw applied to
few useful purposes among western
nations beyond forming the mouth
pieces for tobacco pipes.-and cigar
holders, at one time it was highly
prized, especially by the Greeks and
Romans. In such repute was amber
held in Rome in the time of Pliny
that he sarcastically remarks: "The
price of a small figure in it, however
diminutive,, exceeds that of a living,
healthy slave." During the reign" of
Nero an' expedition was sent from
Rome to explore the amber-producing
country along the Baltic coast
and so successful was the party that
a present of '13,000 pounds of amber
was brought back to the emperor.
The Romans used it to a great ex-
tent in producing imitations of pre--cious
stones by- artificial staining.
Thales of Militus, 2,500 years ago,.
noticed that amber, when rubbed, at
tracted light bodies, and that remote
and simple observation is the founda
tion of the modern science of elec-.tricity.