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^Conducted by the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.)
fro PROMOTE EFFICIENCY.
The New York City Federation of
?Women's Clubs at a recent meeting,
[adopted a resolution which we com
mend to similar bodies the country
?over. It reads:
Whereas, all railroads now require
'abstinence from alcoholic liquors of
all conductors, engineers, firemen,
?train dispatchers and switchmen in
?the interest of public safety; and
Whereas, the secretary of the navy
has issued an order abolishing the of
ficers' wine mess aboard warships in
ithe interest of efficiency; and
Whereas, the commissioner of In
dian affairs has set the example of
total abstinence and appealed to all
employes in the Indian department
to be r. personal object-lesson in the
[enforcement . of the laws forbidding
?the sale of liquors to Indians; and
Whereas, business firms are insist
ing upon- abstinence from the use of
liquors as a prevention against acci
dents, and because of its relation to
Be it resolved, that we appeal to
the bonni of education to require ab
stinence from alcoholic liquors of all
members of the supervising force
of the public schools of the city of
New York, including superintendents
.and principals, of all teachers, clerks,
janitors and their assistants, in the in
terest of efficiency, and for the sake
of the example set before the youth
committed to their care.
?MR. DOOLEY ON TEMPERANCE.
(From the New York Timos.)
"King Alcohol no longer rules th'
sea or th' land. Th' ladies have got
(that binivolent ol' dishpot on his
knees beggin' fr mercy an' they're
6ayin' to him, 'Did ye have mercy on
us?' and ar-re gettin" ready to chop
off his wicked ol' head. Take a
dhrink, me boy, whether ye need it
or not. Take it now. It may be
"I used to laugh at th' pro-hybi
tionists; I used to laugh thim to scorn.
But I laugh no more; they've got us
on th' run. I wudden't be surprised
at anny minyit if I had to turn this
emporyum into an exchange fr wom
en's wurrk. Whether ye like it or
.not, in a few years there won't be
anny saloons to lure the marri'd man
frm his home, furnish guests fr our
gr-reat asylums an' jails, an' brighten
*up th' dark sthreets with their cheer
ful clnw I don't carp I - **
man who dhrinks modbvateiy ougnt to
be allowed to have what he wants."
"What is his name?" asked Mr.
Dooiey. '-'What novel is he in?"
"THERE'S A REASON.
Scientific investigation has demon
strated that the drinking of a glass of
wine or beer, lowers a man's muscu
lar efficiency for. 24 hours about 8
per e??nt. Three glasses a day regu
larly is cumulative in its effect. In
12 days ordinary muscular efficiency
goes down 25 pc cent in the average,
and mental activity Go per cent. This,
observe, is the result of the use of the
"milder drinks," beer and wine, not
of wiiisky. There is good business
reason, we sec, for the elimination of
?the drinking employe by railroad com
panies and industrial corporations.
Tht-re ls a common-sense reason for
the order of the secretary of the
navy banishing the officers' wine'
muss. There is every reason-scien
tific, economic, moral-for the aboli
tiva of the liquor 'raffle throughout
tnese United States and all territories
rt?ject to the jurisdiction thereof.
CiTY REPORTS LARGE BALANCE.
That its no-license policy has in no
"way proved detrimental to the finan
cial condition of Aledo, UL, a city
.whk'ft has been dry for thirty years,
is anown by a balance of $43,067.45 in
the treasury. "Aledo has no bonded
Indebtedness," says the city treasurer.
"About $12,000 was assessed against
thr city as a public benefit for our
live miles of pavement, which is all
?the city owes. We have a large part
of our city sewered, also have a good
water system and as good fire-fighting
apparatus as any city in the state of
three times our population."
. NORWAY FOLLOWS SUIT.
Word has reached Washington that
tho Norwegian parliament has fol
lowed the lead of Secretary DanielB
of our navy department and adopted
a resolution prohibiting the use of in
toxicating liquors by officers of the
?Norwegian army and navy during
their terms of service. Enlisted men
r?rere already enforced abstainers.
ALCOHOL IS UNNECESSARY.
Alcohol is not necessary to any
?healthy individual. To some it is a
luxury. To some a great temptation.
Alcohol Is not essential; not only so,
but it 1B absolutely deleterious to life.
When It ls formed by living matter it
1B got rid of as soon as possible.
Prof. Simms Woodhead, Sunderland.
FIGHT AGAINST BEER.
So grave are the evils caused by
beer drinking that the fight against
beer should now be conducted as
strenuously as that Rgainst stronger
liquors.-Dr. Legrain, Paris, France,
WEARING ON NERVES
DUTIES OF TRAIN DISPATCHER
Man Directly Responsible for the
Lives of Passengers and the Safe
Transportation of Freight
Must 3e Gifted.
Since "safety first" became the
slogan of railroads about five yeare
ago, as opposed to "get there quick,"
there has been a most gratifying d9
crease in the. number of accidents.
Railroads everywhere have been
forced by public opinion to adopt the
best mechanical appliances and to
make the most stringent regulations
for the protection of passengers. One
road which had had a number of ac
cidents attended by loss of life, was
compelled to reorganize its entire
signal system, as a result of public
feeling after disclosures of a con
Pacific coast railroads have had few
bad Wiecks in recent years, and one
system operating on the Coa1-* boasts
that it has carried S,OOO,OOO passen
gers an average of one mile without
a single fatality. j
Tho m.""! directly refponsible for
fte is always afraid he may issue
the dread "Lap-order," which may
cause a head-on collision.
the movement of trains and the lives
of persons carried by them is the
train dispatcher-a telegraph operator
chosen for this work because of his
mathematical ability, his steady
nerves, good habits, executive qualifi
cations ano" Irnnarlo/*"- - "
tty to "make time" of every engineer
and conductor. He signs the superin- j
tendent's inittalr to his orders, and la
In direct charge of the oparatior of
Thus the dispatcher's responsibility
is far more than to keep the trains
apart, he must get them over the road
nr. the maximum of speed consistent
with safety, and see that every work
train,- extra freight and every light
locomotive is kept moving without
accident. On a big train sheet he
keeps tally of everything that travels
between stations, and as each station
operator reports trains arriving or de
parting, the dispatcher marks the
time on his sheet.
Special trains, extra freights, help
er, locomotives and work trains are
some of the things that turn the dis
patcher's hair gray, or make it fa/J
out. He always is afraid he may for
get one of them, and issue the dread
ed "lap order" which may cause &
Inventor of Steel Rails.
The first modern steel rails of the
type which made high speed railway
operation possible were designed by
Pliramon Henry Dudley, who was :born
at Freedom, 0., seventy-one years ago.
H*< became a civil and metallurgical
engineer, and after four years as chief
engineer of the city of Akron, 0.,?he
turned his attention to railroading and
Dudley's first invention, the dyna
graph, was made in 1S74. He perfect
ed ' the track indicator in 18S0 and
three years later designed the first
five-inch steel rails used in America. In
1892 he introduced the first six-inch
100-pour.c1 rails. Another of his inven
tions which made the famous "flyer?"
of today possible vas the stremmato
graph. an instrument for obtaining and
registering strains in rails under mov
Blackbird Starts Trains.
The police and railroad authorities
at the station of Basle, Switzerland,
have been searching for the last
two months for the criminal who has
been giving the regulation whistle for
the departure of trains from the depot
at regular hours and thereby endanger
ing the traffic. Several trains were
sent off before their time by these
whistles, and had to be called back,
while in some cases collisions were
narrowly avoided. The culprit was
found in a blackbird, who had built a
neat inside the depot and learned to
imitate the guard's whistle. Gen
darmes received orders to shoot it
Chile Improving Railroad Linea.
Chile will raise *10,2l9.Cr.O this year
for improvements on state railroads
and $U2,921,21.r> for betterments will
be raised In the next five years.
SALVAGE FflOM LOST SHIPS
Specie in Quantity Has on Occasion?
Been Recovered From the Victims
of the Ocean's Fury.
Although the chances of being able
to do so are considered doubtful, since
she lies in 17 fathoms of water, the
Canadian Pacific railway has not
abandoned all hope of refloating the
Empress of Ireland. At any rate, every
effort will be made to recover the
?200,000 worth of silver, in 1C3 bags,
which is still in the specie room of the
The most notable salvage of silver
during recent years was made after
the Oceana sank in the channel in
March, 1912, through collision with the
Pisegua. The work was hindered by
strong currents and tides, but during
the succeeding three months silver
worth over ?500,000 was recovered at
a very low cost. The Oceana was ly
ing quite upright; the Empress of Ire
land turned turtle-obviously a very
much more difficult position for sal
The ?200,000 worth of silver, how
ever, rej.resents but a small portion
of the money which went down with
the ill-fated vessel; for thousands of
pounds belonging to the passengers
themselves must have been lost. Tho
average passenger cn one of these
liners usually carries a plentiful sup
ply of loose cash and bank notes r.ilh
him, and it is estimated, as in the case
of the/Titanic, t'^.at the loss of paper
money belonging to passengers them
selves must have been enormous.
The b..:.ks. it might be mentioned,
are the gainers in such cases, ^he
usual procedure when bank notes are
lost is to at once inform the Bank of
England, giving the numbers. Then it
is necessary to wait 12 months. If by
that time the notes have not been re
turned to the bank, you may obtain
the cash on again presenting the num
bers and giving the bank a letter of
indemnity, guaranteed by your bank
ers, to refund the money should the
notes ever be presented, in which case
the bank is bound to pay again.
If the numbers on the bank notes
are unknown, and the notes are never
found, the money goes to the un
claimed bank balances, in which there
are always huge amounts of other peo
ple's money.-London Tit-Bits.
Light Humor. .
In the latter half of the eighteenth
century one of the members of a little
scientific society in Liverpool, Eng
land, laid a curious wager. He bet a
brother scientist that he would read a
newspaper by the light of a farthing
dip at a distance of 30 feet. The B.
H fir./!*-- ?-* JJ?-?* -A
the small print at the stipulated dis
The experiment was witnessed by a
Liverpool dock-master. He was a
thinking man, and saw great possibili
ties in this learned jest. He straight
way adapted the principle to light
house requirements, and forthwith the
modern reflected light, with its miles
of reflected range and untold life-sav
ing powers, sprang into being.
Doil Too Much Like Baby.
This is a true story: There is a little
girl on tho East side of New York to
whom a beautiful woman wanted to
give a doll. The woman brought the
little girl into her luxurious home one
day and put into her arms a doll
such a doll as is popularly supposed to
be dear to the hearts of little girls
who live on the East side. But tho
little girl drew back with an ugly
scowl. She didn't want the doll, and
she ?aid so. The beautiful woman
thought her a very ungrateful child.
It was not until, some time after
ward the little girl explained. She'd
always had babies to take care of, she
said. She'd had them to lug around
with her almost as soon as she was
able to walk. She loved them,, of
course, but at play time-when there
was such a thing m play time-she
really didn't want a doll. It was too
much like the rabies.
Volcanoes Again In Action.
Some of the volcanoes in the Sanglr
islands are in eruption. The streams
of lava have burned down woods and
cocoa plantations, and a rain cf stone
has caused damage throughout the
whole surrounding country. Above a
hundred houses have collapsed. Sev
eral of the Sangir islands, which are
almost midway between Mindanao,
Philippines, and Celebes, have active
volcanoes, the most Important being
Gukong Abu, on Great ' Sangir, by
eruption of which many thousands of
lives have been lost. Its worst re
corded outbursts were in 1711, 1812,
1856, 18P3 and 1892. In the last men
tioned year the northwest portion of
the island entirely disappeared, car
rying 2,000 people with it.
Worthy of Remembrance.
Thc two hundredth anniversary of
the birth of Ephraim Williams, founder
of Williams college, will be celebrated
by that institution on October 8 next
Unlike most college founders, Wil
liams was not a clergyman, but a sol
dier. For his fignt against the French
in Canada the commonwealth of Mas
sachusetts gave him 200 acres, on
which he erected Fort Massachusetts.
Caught by an ambuscade of French
and Indians, he was shot in the head
in 17fC and died, leaving funds for the
beginning of tho college on the site
of the fort.
IN A LITERARY BROTHtn.^??,
Men of Great Literary Attainments
Whose Friendship Has Been Made
a Matter of History.
It was Rcsetti, the great friend, who
described Mr. Theodore Watts-Dun- ?
ton, the famous poet, novelist and crit- j
ic, as "A Hero of Friendship." Feel
Inga of almost brotherly love existed i
between Watts-Dunton and Tennyson, j
Browning, James Russell Lowell, j
George Borrow, Millais, Holman Hunt j
and Swinburne, to mention but a few j
of a famous literary brotherhood. In
deed, the intimacy which existed be-1
tween Swinburne and Watts-Dunton,
which might well be described as one j
of the most beautiful friendships in
the history of literature and art, led
to their being referred to as "David
For many years they were never
separated. They lived together at the
Pines, Putney, took their summer holi
days in company, and practically spent
every working hour together, discuss
ing literary matters and affairs. All
Swinburne's papers were left to Mr.
Watts-Dunton, and it was hoped that
he would write the famous poet's bi
Like many other liters ry men, Mr.
Watts-Dunton cared little for society,
although occasionally he v".s lured
??tth to play the "lion" at big recep
tions. It v. a j on ene such occasion
that a guest came up to him and
shook his hands in such an effusive
manner as to embarrass the novel
"I see," soM the stranger, "ycu don't
know me from Adam."
"My dear sir," said Mr. Watts-Dun
ton, "I never knew Adam."
It ?3 said that this was the only
occasion when Mr. Watts-Dunton per
petrated a joke. At the same time
he was one of the kindliest of men,
and, unlike other recluses, took the
greatest interest in the affairs of the
world. Wireless telegraphy appealed
to him very much, and the story of
the rescue of the passengers and crew
of the Volturno moved him to tears.
"It was the grandest thing of my
time," he once exclaimed, "the sum
moning of all those ships to the res
The novelist, by the way, was a
great believer in hard work. All his
life he was accustomed to getting up
at six o'clock or soon after, and go
ing to bed at ll at night; and he
could invariably be seen each after
noon during the fine weather taking
his two-mile walk across Putney
Heath by the road he and Swinburne
BO often trod together.
tile against his skin the colored man
dropped his truck and ran into the
street, shouting lustily.
Instead of aiding the terror-stricken
man his dark-skinned companions
laughed at him and assured him they
could see nothing on his wrist, and
declared that the liquid refreshments
he took with his noonday meal had
made him "see things."
Beads of perspiration trickled down
Thomas* face as he tried to rid him
self of his live bracelet.
Suddenly the reptile uncoiled it
self,'dropped to the street, and wrig
gled through a crevice in the wharf.
A young man had decided to Join
the Episcopal church, but his family
were all Baptists, <-o he thought he
should be immersed when baptized,
and on goit % to the rector of the Epis
copal church he made a request for
such a baptism. The rector decided
that it could be quite easily accom
plished and said he'would speak to the
Baptist minister about it
The Baptist minister, on hearing
this, was quite delighted and readily
agreed to baptize and take the young
man into the church the following
Sunday morning, but said the rector:
"He just wants you to baptize him
and he wants to join my church."
The good Baptist minister then re
plied by saying: "We do all our own
washing, but we don't take in other
Might Wed a Bachelor.
A little girl of six sat looking
thoughtfully out the window of her
home the other day. Her motlier
asked the cause of her seriousness.
"Oh,1 she replied, "I was just think
ing that when I grow up to be a big
lady I'm a-goin' to get married and
have three children."
The parent waa surprised and
"Well, you will be very fortunate,
indeed," she said.
Then the little girl again lapsed into
thought. Finally she said:
"But you can never tell, mother. I
might marry a bachelor."
Hagar or Flight.
Hagar, which in Hebrew meana
"flight," was the handmaiden of Sa
rah and mother of Abraham's eldest
son Ishmael. She was of Egyptian
origin. Her flight, as recorded in
Genesis 16 and her expulsion, chapter
21, are from the Jahvlstlc and Elobis
tic sources respectively, and present
interesting points of comparison. She
was regarded as the ancestress of the
Hagarenes or Hagarites, described in
? Chronicles, 5:10, and Paul uses her
ns a type of the old covenant (Sinai)
and the earthly Jerusalem in Gala
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