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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1912.
t THE WIRELESS.
Public opinion will not longer tolerate anarchy
in the field of wireless telegraphy. National and
J international rules and regulations must be made
' uniform and effective, and then must be strictly
The wireless telegraph is of too great value to
' mankind to have its efficiency impaired by the wan
' ton interference of lawless amateurs or its full possi
I bilities limited by lack of uniformity in the regula
1 fions governing its use.
When the whole world was bowed in sorrow
I awaiting the tragic tale of the Titanic's survivors it
I was a jarring note that was struck by the dispatches
telling of renewed activity in the war between Italy
The hundreds who went to their death in the
icy waters off the Newfoundland Banks were not
the victims of any conscious intent.
The men on the Italian warships that are said to
be attacking the Dardanelles and the men in the
defending forts are the prospective or actual victims
of a deliberate intent to kill.
THE CHILDREN'S BUREAU.
It is right and proper that the first woman chief
of a bureau in a Federal department should be chief
of the newly created Children's Bureau. Miss Julia
C. Lathrop was schooled at Vassar, but it is of
vastly more import to say that she was educated at
Hull House by Miss Jane Addams. Her own serv
ice in charitable and philanthropic work in Illinois
is an earnest of her qualifications for the arduous
and delicate task of organizing and making effective
the new Children's Bureau, an innovation not only
in subject-matter but in principle in our govern
A HERO'S REWARD.
Dave Trousdale, of Texas, gets a promotion from
a job worth $1,200 a year to one worth $2,500, a
three months' vacation, a thousand dollars in gold, and
a $250 watch as an expression of the appreciation
of the Wells-Fargo Express Company.
When the bandit covered Trousdale with a pistol,
the resourceful express messenger pretended to wink
at some one over the robber's shoulder. The bandit
furned his head, and in that instant Trousdale crush
ed his skull with an ice mallet. Then he waited for
the bandit's pal, and killed him with a rifle bullet.
All this saved the express company something like
a hundred thousand dollars.
Such appreciation of heroic determination and
instant action is gratifying. There are a whole lot
of folks that would have guessed, if this news hadn't
come, that the express company's sympathy would
have been on the other side.
THE WORLD'S TRIBUTE TO ITS.HEROES.
No man who has not had the experience, can
know for a certainty how he would behave in a mo
ment of panic, face to face with death.
None dares be sure or if he dare, he would
carry no conviction with his boast that he would
be strong enough not to use his strength, not to
.crowd aside the weak and the helpless, and save
But every man in his heart of hearts hopes that
he would, in such a supreme moment, be strong
enough toact as did the heroic men of the Titanic,
who stood aside and gave their places in the life
boats to women and children.
That is the finest tribute that the world can pay
to its heroes and its martyrs; and all the world is
paying it to the men who rest today in watery graves
at the bottom of the ice-strewn North Atlantic.
Of these men, too, we will be proud because
they have shown the world what American character
and manhood mean.
AMERICA'S GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY.
The Titanic did not sail under the American
flag. Yet her business was mainly American, as is
that of most of the trans-Atlantic liners. Going and
coming, year after year, the fleet of ocean ferries is
chiefly engaged in handling American tourists and
prospective American citizens.
So, whatever the flag, it is America's duty to
see that proper protection is afforded to ocean travel
ers. Human life whether it be the life of miners,
whom we sacrifice needlessly and wickedly by the
thousands every year; of railroad travelers, killed and
maimed in mad speed of monster cars over inade
quate rails and roadbed; of women and girls working
in tenement sweatshops or crowded factories without
fire-escapes and protection; of mail clerks, working a
.third of their lives in flimsy cars that telescope at
the impact of great steel sleepers; of the thousands
who are sacrificed needlessly to typhoid, consump
tion, and other preventable diseases; or whether it
be the life-toll that is taken in a hbrrible, spectacular
disaster such as that of the Titanic human jife is
190 cheap, too little considered, too recklessly risked.
We will hear much about the crime of inade
quate life-saving equipment of great steamships.
Thore will be inquiries and legislation; and good will
result. But it will be only a beginning.
Modern society owes to itself and its individual
members to enforce every possible means of pro
tection. The soandal of the Titanic's lifeboats is but
a co'unt in the real indictment against us for care
lessness with life. Part of that same indictment
deals, just as truly, with employers' liability laws,
factory inspection, sanitation, pure food legislation,
meat inspection, the suppression of bovine tubercu
losis, the enforcement of proper building regulations
that will insure good light, air, and cleanliness; it
deals with the hours of service of the overworked
railroad employe; it has to do with men who work
twelve-hour shifts, seven days a week, in the steel
plants; it relates to all of the dangers and menaces
of our complex modern life.
With all of these things society has to do; for
omissions to protect life in every one of these de
partments of activity, society is just as much at fault
as for the failure to have enough lifeboats on the
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Much of that which had been pictured in imagi
nation or reported on the basis of early wireless
flashes, proves not to have been true as regards the
physical facts of the Titanic disaster. There was no
terrific shock when the ship struck the iceberg. It
was a glancing, not a head-on, blow. There was
no instant rush of passengers to the deck, followed
by scenes of terror and dismay. On the contrary,
the scene is now described as one of comparative
calm, the passengers having little realization of the
gravity of their situation. Until they heard the or
ders to take to lifeboats, few believed the ship was
in imminent danger; many even then regarded this
as a precaution which overstepped the necessities,
and preferred to take their chances with the ship,
which was regarded as unsinkable.
The lights of the great vessel did not go out
and leave the fearful scene in inky darkness. In
stead, they are described as going out only at the
moment the vessel took the last plunge.
There was no whirling vortex, ravenously drag
ging everything in it, as the ship went down. In
stead, she was buoyed up so long and settled so
gradually, by reason of the buoyancy of her unin
jured bulkheads, that the suction was very slight.
There are already several circumstantial accounts
of passengers leaping into the water as the ship
sank, struggling to the surface, and being picked up
by the lifeboats. Twenty-four hours ago it would
have been regarded as utterly impossible that such
a thing should have happened.
But on some other points there seems thus
far little conflict. The Titanic was out to make a
record passage on
pose was in nowise changed when warning of ice
bergs was conveyed to her. She was making 21 to
23 knots when the berg was descried a quarter of a
mile ahead. That Captain Smith, the "grand old
man" of the North Atlantic mercantile marine, should
have been responsible for such recklessness, es
pecially while he had the manager of the White Star
line in his ship's company, will be difficult of belief.
Mr. Ismay is entitled to a suspension of judgment
until he has a chance to tell his story; but he has
need, too, to tell it promptly and in most convincing
manner if he is to escape a verdict of fearfully bit
As to" the circumstantial accusations that mis
leading news was given out of the vessel's com
paratively slight injuries, and of the safety of the
entire conjpany and crew, it is already apparent that
only the rigid investigation by the Senate Committee
on Commerce will make the exact facts clear.
Two vital facts have been proved beyond un
certainty. One is that the unsinkable ship has not
yet been produced. The other is that the Titanic
did not carry enough lifeboats, and that that fact is
directly responsible for the great loss of life. She
had ample capacity to carry enough of them. They
were not there because they were not considered
necessary. It was a tragic blunder, which must not
be responsible for another such horror.
Two more States will record their verdict against
the Taft Administration today: Oregon and Nebras
ka. They will give real verdicts, from the real peo
ple, for both have the preferential Presidential prim
ary. When these shall have recorded their senti
ments, there will be no possible "uncertainty. We
have heard from Pennsylvania in the East, Illinois
in the Middle West, North Dakota in the Northwest;
Nebraska and Oregon represent other sections, other
interests, other attitudes toward public questions.
Pennsylvania is the greatest industrial State. Its
Senatorial boss voted for reciprocity, and was repu
diated. Illinois is a manufacturing and also an agri
cultural State. Its Senators opposed reciprocity, and
the Administration that favored reciprocity was re
pudiated. North Dakota is strictly agricultural, and
it rejected that policy.
The real proof of Oregon's and Nebraska's sen
timent will be represented by a comparison of the
Taft vote with the total cast for both Roosevelt and
La Follette. It will be overwhelmingly against the
North Carolina, the one Southern State with
a real Republican party, has gone solidly against the
There is the demonstration. All sections, all
kinds of interests, all shades of factional affiiliation,
are agreed in the' one telling demonstration that
WHEN THE PEOPLE ARE HEARD, THEY ARE
HEARD IN OPPOSITION TO TAFT.
That is why the nomination of Taft is already
recognized as utterly impossible.
THE CONFLICTING STORIES.
a maiden voyage, and this pur-.j
NEBRASKA AND OREGON.
PAID FOB SALE OF
SHIPS IN IB Hit
During the Russian-Japanese
Conflict Brokers Got
During tho Russo-Japancso war mnny
ships wero sold to tlio Russian govern
ment, nnd tho commissions paid wero
stupendous. For Instance, four Atlantic
liners were offered to the government
for a million sterling, and tho commis
sion payable to tho broker was to bo 3
per cent, and to tho Russian admirals,
who were negotiating tho business 25
Per cent, or 250,000, was to bo paid.
This transaction, which, however, fell
through owing to a tllsputo as to the
division of tho spoil, contrasts In a
ninrked degree with the action of a
well-known Spanish shipowner In a
somewhat similar transaction. On be
half of tho SpanlBh government, dur
ing tho Spunlsh-Amcrlcan war, ho ar
ranged to purchase two large German
liners for about f4G0,000. Tlio vessels
werp brought to his notice by a British
Bhlpbroker, but tho Spanish owner de
cided to carry tho business through
direct with the representatives of the
Ho first arranged that the broker wob
u. Protected for his commission,
which was fixed at 2 per cent, and ho
then aBked the German representatives
what commission he was to have for
himself. The representatives of tho
9r.mH. c""Pany at once replied,
3000.". "Then." said tho Spanish
owner, "as this Is a transaction for 1'ie
benefit of my country, I refuse to take
advantage, of my position, and there
fore I win pay you the purchase price,
less the JC12.000. This was dononndtho
broker fixed on 2 per cent as his com
mloslon. Some yoars ago a Gcrmuii
shipbuilder was trying to sell a new
vessel he had on his hands. He had
tried unsuccessfully to sell her for some
years, and at last in desperation he
offered an Englls'i broker 10 per cent
commission If ho would find him a pur
chaser for his steamer. There were ru
mors that a new Norwegian company
would acquire the noat, but negotia
tions fell through, and so far no one
has come forward to purchase the boat,
which still remains unsold. "Shlpplnir''
A Unique Verdict.
A Wheeling, W. Va., lawyer says that
ho has heard many queer verdicts In
his time, but tho quaintest of these was
that brought In not long ago by a Jury
of mountaineers In a sparsely settled
part of that State.
This was the first caso for the ma
jority of the Jury, nnd thnv Hat fnr hmim
arguing and disputing over It In the bare
ume room at me rear or the courtroom.
At hist they straggled back to their
places, and the foreman, a lean, gaunt
fellow, with a superlatively solemn ex
pression, voiced the general opinion:
"Tho Jurv don't think that he done It,
for we allow he wa'n't there, but wo
think ho would have dono It cf he'd hud
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organisations
will meet tonight: Lodges Columbia,
No. 3; Lebanon. No. 7. F. C. Royal
Arch Chapter Hiram. No. 10. KnlghYs
Templar Columbia Commandery. No.
2. Eastern Star Martha Chapter, No.
The following I. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight Lodges Central,
No. 1, degree work; Metropolis, No. 16,
business. Encampment Magener.u,
No. 4. degree work. Rebekah degree
Miriam Lodge, No. 6, degree work.
The following Knights of Pythias or
ganizations will meet tonight: Lodge
Syracuslans, No. 10, rehearsal. Pyth-
- Ian Sisters Rathbono Temple, No. 8.
Meeting of Georgetown Tent, No. 6. K.
O. T. M.. tonight. . -.
Meeting of Dupont Circle, No. 436, P.
II. C. Pythian Temple, 1012 Ninth
street northwest, tonight.
Illustrated travel talk on "From Ni
agara to the Sea." by Misses Frances
and Emma GuBchcwsky, Metropolitan
Baptist Church, Sixth and A streets
northeast. 8 p. m.
Meeting of the Woman's Interdoml
natlonal Missionary Union, Church of
the Ascension, 2 p. m.
Anniversary celebration, Sons of tho
American Revolution, Society of the
District of Columbia, the New WJ1
lard, 8 p. m.
Annual promenade of the senior classes
of Georgetown University, tho New
Wlllard. 8 p. m.
Birthday anniversary party, tho W. C.
T. V.. at tho W. C. T. U. building,
8 p. m.
Second annual conference of the Persian-American
Children's masquerade ball, tho Colum
bia Turnvoreln, Turners' Hall, 928 M
street northwest, 8 p. m.
Annual ball of tho Chevy Chase Hunt
Club, 8 p. m.
National Frank Mclntyro In "Snobs,"
8:13 p. m.
Columbia Columbia Players In "The
Lily," 8:15 h. m.
Belasco Butterneld Players In "Brown
of Harvard." 8:15 p. m.
Poll's Poll Players In "Nobody's Wid
ow." 2:15 nnd 8:15 p. m.
Academy "Tho Girl In tho Taxi," S:13
Casino Elite vaudeville.
CoBmos Refined vaudeville.
Majestic Advanced vaudeville, 1 to. 11
Imperial Vaudeville and motion pic
tures, 11 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Lyceum "Miss Now York, Jr.," 215 and
8:15 p. m.
Gayety "The Runaway Girls from
Dixie," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Arcado Skating, bowling, and motion
Elks' spring festival, Elks' club house.
919 H street northwest. 8 p. m.
By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band,
at 3:30 o'clock.
JOHN 0. M. ZIMMERMANN.
March, "Salute to the Stats and
Overture. "Flying Artillery,"
Novelette, "In Lovers' Lane,"
Selection. "Tho Quaker Girl."
Patrol, "Japanese" Tobanl
(Introducing their national anthem.)
Ex:erpts from "Katy-Dld"..Hoschna
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
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BAG KDITOIl OF TllU TIMES.
THINKS MILK LAWS
' ARE MOST UNFAIR
To tho Editor of TIJB TIMES:
Tho attltudo of tho District health au
thorities toward the Immense dairying
business of Maryland and Virginia is,
to say tho least, unfair and unJuBt.
This Is demonstrated by tho fact that
milk coming In from Maryland or Vir
ginia muBt bear rigid test, whllo milk
Bhlppcd from Delaware, Pennsylvania,
or New York may come from tubercu
lous cows, but Is not barred. Moreover,
tho city health' authorities can go Into
Maryland or Virginia, condemn bb tu
berculous tho cowb of any dairyman
who sells' milk In this cljy, and order
the cows killed. Tho owner has to
bear tho loss. Compensation Is provid
ed for cows killed In tho District by
order of tho Inspectors, but nothing for
those killed in adjoining States.
While there may bo a difference of
opinion as to tho practical benefits of
the tuberculin test as a precautionary
health measure, thore certainly can bo
none as to tho unfair discrimination
against Maryland and Virginia dairy
men. Milk should not bo allowed to come
In from other States unless It meets the
same tests applied to that from nearby
points, and when cows are killed on an
Inspector's order tho Government shouid
pay for them regardless of tho section
In which they were killed.
As the city' milk supply Is of In
terest to tho majority of the residents
of the District, as well as that of the
nearby dairymen, the obligation resting
on Congress to adjust this matter I
very plain. JOHN A. CROWLEY.
TO TORTURE MEN OF
Government Expert Pro
duces Insect From Larvae
60,000,000 Years Old.
If the dispatches fiom Washington
ar tiuc. tho Government "has a scml.
official messato from tho u-nrM nf rj .
MO.ojO years ago. Assistant Sccrctaiv of
biatc Adue received a curious prehis
toric deposit from Brazil, and. In cliem
Irally analyzing It, lound two minute
larvae Iniide the -ock. He wan so
astonished that he sent tho embryonic
animal to tho Agricultural Department.
Under scientific development the larvae
pioiluced two magnificent mosquitoes.
It Is tot) had thnt this mn nnt wl.nl lv
covered bv established official Investiga
tion, for Mr. Adee. nflrr nil la nM
a Government chemist, though a chem
ical expert, Howover, the authority cov
eilng the case socins Rood, end it will
tn la Ktrf'llirthfin tl..t n .., Irt.... ...-
.. - .... . ....... ,, 1IJ nuuiviuiia IIIUMU
bv wcrkfis In tuno ouurrles ft run tlmo
'" """ "" inev nappen. in splitting
tlio ilmtr rnnk nn tmiil, . ........ n..
-.... .., w,, ..,..', .p. i,u0r in
itio In ti utntt. ..f ana. i.lrt. .,.. ...1
-- -. ..,. nuoiivillltll vntllld LIUI1 '
1 nuru nuru iieen several such iIIhcov- j
wico in inumiri a most notable one fif
teen Yearn nan In thn qtn,m ,,.. .fnu
near Lognnsport. It was true that tluj
toaa in tm case, as In some others,
was shown, but It looked like any other
tlinil. Th.viMi In uima .....,. .1..
"Itte h-tmetienllv sealed cells In which
oui-ii living inings navo been held, for
nohndV IftlnWR hnw Innir ' I,a KAn
shown, the stories have been generally J
iiiociitiiieu, or 11 nas been insisted that
there was some mistake.
The Smithsonian Institution has, how
ever, taken up the Investigation of the
prehistoric mosquitoes. Its experts de
clare that the rock In which they wero
fntinri In nnt lunu tVinn eft raw rwv ...
old, and it possibly may have been
1u1.iK.-u w.vw.uw years ago. it ineBC
mosquitoes and the frogs or toads
Cailfrht In thn fnpmnllnn nntnau st
stone now far underlying tho surface
in me eann arc nnauy accepted. wt
have a far more eloquent message from
tlin ntTPfl nt ihn nnrth'. fn -v. n 1 1 r .. rt.n.
is found in the mute tracery of ferns
unu iisiies in me strata, u is declared
that the mosquitoes that developed
lirnilirht wltll Ihnrn Mm unnrr tlirit ...a
know. They were yellow-fever mosqui
toes, just line tne ones rouna in cen
tral America today." AVo have known
that the mosquito was very old, foi
In Firvntlan nxenvntlnnn thev hnvn hrn
found In honey of i.OOO years ago.
A Financial Cripple.
They were taking tho visitor from
up-State around Manhattan, showing
him the sights. The big automobile
rolled past many wonderful buildings,
all of which tho host pointed out with
somo feelings of civic pride. At last
they chanced to pass by the Municipal
"What's that place?" asked the rural
"Oh. that's one of New York's homo
for cripples," was the reply.
"What kind of cripples," was asked.
"Financial," was the reply, as the
car sped on.
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
Captain CHARLES L. J. FROHWIT
TER, CoHst Artillery Corps, detailed
to pay department, vice Captain
MORRELL M. MILLS, paymaster,
assigned to Thirty-ninth Company.
April 13, 1912.
Lieutenant PHILIP H. BAGBY, Sixth
Infantry, will nccompany Brigadier
General WILLIAM W. WOTHER
SPOON from AVaahlngton, D. C, to
Captain WILLIAM O. REED, assigned
to Sixth Cavalry. April 19. 1912.
Captain CHARLES D. RHODES, Sixth
Cavalry, transferred to tho Fif
teenth Cavalry, reporting to the
commanding officer at Fort Mycr,
Va., May 1. 1912.
Captuln HENRY A. RIPLEY, Twenty
second Infantry, detailed as major
to command the Eighth Battalion,
Phlllpplno Scouts, vice Major Gcorgo
C. Saffarran8, Twentieth Infantry.
Commander W. W. PHF.LPS. detached
Delaware; home, wait orders.
Commander Ll'KE McNAMEE. to duty
as assistant to Inspector of ea-
THE REAL REMEDY
FOR GREAT DISASTERS
TO tho Editor of THE TIMES:
When spmo horrlblo tragedy llko that
of tho loss of tho Titanic occurs every
kind of wild suggestion Is offered as an
alternative which If followed might
have averted tho horror.
When the mad desire for "making a
record," for building something larger,
whether It bo a skyscraper or an Im
mense ocean liner, Is overcome; when
It Is impressed upon tho commercial
world that human life Is moro valuablo
than grcut warehouses or ships or
buildings of any character; that safety
Is preferable to a mad longing for
speed, and tho dcalro to outdistance the
achievements of another, then and not
till then shall wo be spared tho harrow
ing calamities, with all their attendant
horror and anguish, to which tho loss
of tho Titanic bus added another in
stance, a loss which by its destruction
of hupplncss and Its burden of vainly
sacrificed mortality has rarely been
(MRS.) MARIAN LONGFELLOW
PRAYERS FOR THE
TO the Editor of THE TIMES:
I suggest that at all tho religious
services held Sunday five minutes be
given for silent prayer for tho repose
of the souls ot the Titanic disaster.
O. H. BOND.
HAUL CATCH OF
m inn to
ULMflO I U
Great Harvest Develops Re
markable Stories in
They were talking fish and fishing
trips when the traveling man who
had hitherto been sitting silently oft In
a corner, bpoke up.
"I'll bet I'm the only man In the crowd
and also In Providence who ever clam
med by auto," he suld.
" 'Clammed by auto' Is elegant, but
novel," mused tho literary member of
tho circle "80 quit kicking English
around llko that and explain."
"When the wind blew so hard last
week,'' said the traveling- an, "L was
In a little town JuBt over the State lino
down New Bedford way. I've got
friends there and I usually manage to
spend a week-end with them when I'm
in that neck of woodu.
"Tho last Saturday night I was there
tho wind tore loose something terrific.
Rose to u reqular gale and then a whole
lot more. Next morning after breakfast
mine host asked me if 1 didn't want to
tako a spin to tho beach in his machine.
Horne Neck beach they call it.
" "It's crammed with clams, they say.
ho added. 'Everybody who Isn't in
church Is down there this morning.'
"Ho didn't exaggerate a bit. When we
arrived at the beach, it was lined with
folks who had come In about overv kind
of conveyance under the sun buck
bonrdB. tlpcarts. autos, farm wagons,
eveiythlng except arcoplane? nnd rick
shaw. 1-or perhaps a half a mile along
tho beach stretched great rows of round
clams that the waves had churned up
and dumped on the sand.
"There must have been hundreds of
bushels of them and they certainly
looked good. Folks were grabbing them
up as fast as they could. Wo got so
excited that we Joined in, too, and be
fore we finished we'd made three trips
back and forth In tho machine. We cur
ried about three bushels each load and
we might have got moro had not my
friend's wife complained because sho
said tho back yard was beginning to
look llko. a clam plantation.
"And. say, they made the smoothest
clam chowder you ever tasted. I ato of
it until I was pretty nearly sick. My
friend said he knew where he could dis
pose of the clams he didn't need and he
expected to clean up a bit on our morn
ing's work. Even the oldest Inhabitants
say they're never had a clam harvest
down that way like the one of the past
few weeks. And nobody remembers ot
seeing folks go clamming In autos be
fore." A Lost Motion.
"Madam President!'' cried a club
The president rapped sharplv.
"The member will rise when she ad
dresses tho Chair.
Tho president rapped still louder.
"The member must arise when sho ad
dresses tho Chair.
There was a despairing wail from the
t. 'LL,04?'1 rlsc' Madam President, my
hobble Is too tight!"
"Wo will now tako up unfinished busi
ness, suld tho unmoved president.
dlstrkt." materlttl( Massachusetts
Lieutenant JOHN MARTSON. .Ird. de-
MniJcdi c?v.al p,i?on' ?ortniouth. to
United Stales ship Michigan.
Lieutenant V. I. MORRISON, detached
United States ship Michigan, to re
ceiving ship at Norfolk.
Lieutenant S. S. LEE. detached receiv
ing ship at Norfolk, to Marine Bar
Second Lieutenant T. G. HUNTER Jr
detached Marine BarrackH, New
wrnkthrop,"?dr.ln Crp3 rlt1 raB0'
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Patapsco. at Tangier Sound;
Roc. at Hampton Roads; Reld,
Flusscr, Preston, and Smith, at Bal
timore; Salem, at Newport: Missis
sippi, C2, C-3. Ci, C-3. D-l, D-2.
D-3. E-l, and E-2, at Southern drill
Sailed Ozark, Choctaw, and Hercules,
from Washington for Norfolk; Pe
tiel, from Mobile for New Orleans:
Albanj, from Olongapo, for Naga-kakl
I UIIL.IU1.I L.I1JUIL.LI
BY FISH ENEMIES '.
Lecturer Tells How Starfish
Operis Shells of
A crowded audience eat enthralled at
the London Institution while F. Martin
Duncan told thpm nf unmn nf flm mn.
dors of the seashore,
j It was a surprlso to most people to
learn that the cockle has a wonderful
ioot. The lecturer declared that often
when the tide Is coming in tho cockles
rlso out of tho sand and go leaping,
almost as though they aro playing
leap-frog, toward tho Incoming tide.
H...1ctl thcy set to the water they
f.?.11?- d?wn nna beB'n the meal for
which they have been so anxiously
The lecturer also told or the oyster'
k?Z t?CB.' A w5,c"f. for Instance,
which desires an oyster supper, sits,
down on the shell and by means of
an armor-plated tonguo rasps awav
tnrough to the Inside und devours tho
Across tho Atlantic tho limpets are
moro carnivorous than those usually
round on the shores of Britain, but, un
fortunately for the oysters, some emi
grants have arrived, and, said tho lec
turer, If they multiply at the saniu
rate as our own limpets, I am afraid
the Invasion will causo a great deal of
trouble to the oyster fishermen."
What Interested the children most,
however, was the description of how
the starfish opens oysters. Everyone
knows how difficult It Is to wrench
open an oyster, but the lecturer said
that although the oyster can withstand
a sudden pull of very great force It
has to give in when a pull becomes
prolonged. And that Is how the star
fish succeeds. The starfish is never
in a great hurry for its lunch; it Is
prepared even to wait several hours;
but, having decided on a free oyster
meal, it settles on tho oyster, curls
portly around it bo as to grasp tho two
sides, and then starts steadily to pull.
At last the oyster becomes exhausted,
tho shells open and the starfish then
brings Its digestive apparatus out of
Its mouth, puts It around the oyster
and digests it, after which the digestive
organ returns to Its proper place.
The lecturer also told of sandworms
that build long tubes, or castles, and
great laughter was caused when he
showed tho picture of a worm with
fifty or sixty legs, and said Sir Ray
u... ....?. .. utbu auhbcaicu mill I1U
should find out which leg moved first.
However, Mr. Martin-Duncan Intimat
ed that cinematograph pictures have
been taken, an dho hopes by carefully
examining these to And out which leg
moves first when the creature decides
Two Hat Racks
Needed for Skillet
It was Billy Guard, of Buffalo, who
told the atorv at tho icccnt meeting of
the tailors of tho country. He was
expatiating on the need In theso hard
tlmts of belnc n cood manager and
possessing tact. Apropos of this he
told the story of a woman who was
a irood manager.
Mr, skillet was never known to
quurrtl with hor husband. She never
cnntiadlcted him. and eo thoy got
along beautifully. One night Sir.
Skillet canio homo from n political
meeting rather tho worse for wear,
'n the halt he kicked no a row and
knocked a chair over and suddenlv be
gan to swear. His wife was aiousod
anil sho came to tho head of tho stall.
hat's the matter, dear?' she ask-
. "Matter hlchlc." stammered Mr.
bkl l.t "Mat'er! Tlere's two hat
jacks her", and I iluiino which one to
luum inv hat on."
,..",l.,mtB u" riSh. dearie," paid Mrs.
Skillet sweetly. "You'c got two hats,
haven t you? Hang due or each rack
and come to bed. You're nwfullv tired."
Thus It was Mrs. Skillet managed
her husband and kept peace in the
Johannes' New Idea
Entirely Too Radical
In Pennsylvania, not many years ago,
dwelt tho descendants of an ancient
German settler. The farm hud descend
ed lor generations from father to son,
and the original customs had been faith
fully adhered to. But a youth was born
to the family who had Inspired somo or
the modern, racial Ideas and was likely
to come into conflict with his father's
Ono day Johannes was told to saddle
the horso and take the grist to the mill.
It had been the practice from tlmo Im
memorial to place the grist In one end
of the bag and a large stone in the
other end to balance it. and so throw
It across the horse's back. But Johannes
on the present occasion managed to get
the grist divided between the two ends
of tho bag, so that thero was no need
of the stone.
"Oh, daddy, como and see! There
ain't no use for the stone."
Tho old gentleman calmly surveyed
the device, and with a severely re
proachful aspect, remarked to his exult
"Johannes, your fader, your grand
fader, and your great-grandtader all
went to do mill wid de stone in one end
of do bag and de grist In de odder. Und
you, a mere poy, sets yourself up to
know more bb dey do. Yust put dat
stone In de bag und nevqr lets me hear
no more of such foolishness as dai."
Hand Shaking Habit
Had Curious Origin
Did you ever ask yourself why you
shako hands with a person whom you
know? Hero is tho reason.
In the old days, when every man who
had any pretensions to being a gcntlo
man carried a sword, it was tho custom
for men when they met, to show that
they had no Intention of treachery,
to offer each other their weapon hands
that Is. the hand that would bo used
to draw the sword, and to withhold the
hand was usually tl)e signal for a tight.
So fixed did this habit become that
long after men ceased to wear swords
they still offered the weapon hand to a
friend and declined to offer It to an
enemy To this day when you refuse
to shake hands with a person it signi
fies that you are at war. Among sav
ages, who nover carried swords, tho
practice of shaking hands is unknown
and It affords theni amusement to see
tho white men do it. Now York Sun.
Blind Workers First.
It was tho leiTult's 111 at fire. A piano
factory was burning Said tho battalion
chief to the recruit:
"Find out where tho tuning room Is
and make for that."
The recruit obeyed; afterward he
"Because during working hours you
are likely to find several blind men
there," said the chief. "Manv piano
tuners are blind, and In cuse of fire they
IMrcii uioi ui;ij in fci-uiuK Olll. lieu
fighting lire In a piano factory always
bear that In mind,"