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HAS MEMENTO OF LAFAYETTE
Spokane Woman Possesses Pitcher
Made Nearly Century Ago When
French Visited This Country.
A memento of the second visit of
Lafayette to America after the close
of the Revolutionary war is the pos
session of Mrs. Alfred T. Anderson,
wife of County Auditor Anderson of
Spokane, and a descendant of a co
lonial family in whose home General
Washington was a guest many times
during the war, according to the Spo
It is a blue and white water pitch
er, bearing a picture of Lafayette and
decorated with American eagles and
other patriotic emblems.
"During the revolution, General
Washington and his staff were enter
tained at the home of Mrs. Anderson's
great-grandfather near Trenton, N. J.,
several times," said Mr. Anderson.
"On one of these occasions it is relat
ed that the general was presented with
?two pigs, which he placed in one of
lils wagons and took to camp.
"The visit of Lafayette to America,
of which the pitcher is a relic, was
.made in 1S24, on invitation of Presi
dent Monroe, when the French mar
shal laid the cornerstone of the Bun
ker Hill monument. He had paid an
earlier visit to America in 17S4.
"Between his two visits he had par-1
tlcipated in the French revolution, had 1
boen made commander of the National (
Guard and had been made a prisoner
by Austria when he fled the country.
Napoleon had secured his release in
1798 and wanted to make him a peer
of France, but this he refused and ac
cepted instead a seat in the chamber
"It was as a hero of two continents
that he was hailed upon his second
visit to America, and Mrs. Anderson
prizes very highly the quaint blue
pitcher which has come down to her
from that time."
WHALER'S GLORY HAS GONE
Industry Which Was Once the Great
est in America Has Been Declin
ing for Fifty Years.
At the outbreak of the American
Revolution and for a period of 75
years following, whaling was the most
important branch of American fisher
ies. From 500 to 700 vessels sought
whales In all the oceans and seas of
the world, and in one year New Bed
ford alone sent out 300 vessels whose
cargoes of bone and oil were the
basis of the industrial life of the city.
The pursuit of sperm whales reached
?lis climax in 1S37, when oil valued at
nearly $4,500,000 was brought in,
mostly from the south Pacific, says the
National Geographic Magazine. The
Leight of the industry was in 1846,
when 70.000 persons derived their sup
port from whales, and 720 vessels,
valued at 821.000.000, were engaged.
For more than 50 years the fishery
has been declining, and in numerous
ports that once derived most of their I
wealth from the industry there have !
'for a long time existed only memories !
of former greatness. The present im- [
portanco nf the whale fishery amounts j
to less than 2 per cent of the American j
The Budget System.
' The budget system is not a system or
form of government, but a mode of pro
cedure in certain matters. Primarily
a budget is a bag or sack with its con
tents, which may bc anything from gar
den truck or cooked food io official
documents. In England, where the
word acquired its political or govern
ment tenn, it means the annual finan
cial statement or the facts and figures
twhich the chancellor of the exchequer
makes in the house of commons, sitting
las a committee of ways and means, j
The term has never been much used in
this country, but it is sometimes ap-1
iplied to the estimate of government
receipts and expenditures submitted
In the annual report of the secretary
of the treasury as a basis for appropri
ations to be made by the congress.
Briefly, the budget system or a na
tional budget may be defined as the
financial statement of the government
for the next fiscal year, showing in
detail the sen-ices and expected
amount of revenue, and an itemized
estimate of expenditures in the diff?r
?t departments of government to be
.covered by appropriations not to be
I Luminous Paints.
j Luminous paints for varied uses
have been brought into increased de
mand by the war, and the best results
have been obtained from those con
sisting essentially of prepared zinc
sulphide with a small percentage of
radioactive material. To determine
the brightness and life of different
mixtures, elaborate tests have been
made at the British National Physical
Laboratory. It is found that increas
ing the radium atTOs to the brightness,
!but also increases the cost and the rate
of decay, the differences in brightness
iand decay becoming much less after
.a few months. Keeping cost in mind,
?lt is concluded that the most satis
factory paint has one part of radium
to about 5,000 of zinc sulphide.
Tropical rains are of relatively short
duration, the reason of the small num
ber of cyclonic storms in the tropics,
and this duration is fairly uniform
'throughout the year.
The heaviest general rainfalls in
Porto Rico are associated with West
.Indian hurricanes. The historic hur
ricane of August 8, 1809, precipitated j
(rainfall equivalent to 1,113 tons per
! Every hobbyist can extol his hobby
above all others and there is some
thing to be said for each one. Collec
tors of every sort of objects, from
shells to stamps; students of every
subject, from snakes to stars, find
special mental reasons for interest in
their particular line. And the rea
sons for preference would make a very
remarkable collection of wordy argu
- ". ?
Paper Plates for Pets.
Using paper plates for animal pets
will be found a good and sanitary
plan. Some people do not care to
wash the plates kept for dogs and cats,
although they should be kept scrupu
lously clean and used for no other
purpose. Why not, then, use paper
plates, which may be bought by the
hundreds for very little money, and
which may be burned or thrown away
after they have been used.
Old Roman Temple Found.
An ancient temple has been discov
ered in Rome. It is supposed to date
from the time of Trajan (53-114 A. D.)
The building is vaulted, and ornament
ed with columns and stucco. The
stucco work of the ceiling shows some
very fine figures, one with open arms
in the attitude of prayer, two offering
a sacrifice, another the figure of a man
leaning on a stick.
Ancient Egyptians Lived Well.
1 The ancient Egyptians had mansions
supplied with gardens, orchards, fish
ponds and game preserves; they were
acquainted with the benefits of the ro
tation of crops, and bred poultry ex
tensively, practicing artificial hatching
as we do at the present time. As early
as 4514 B. C., or 6,431 years ago, irri
gation became an object of national
importance to the Egyptians.
Salt Held in Reverence.
The superstitions with regard to salt
are endless. That the spilling of salt
ls unlucky is perhaps the commonest
of all superstitious beliefs, and pre
vails in the kitchen as well as at the
table! There are Scottish households
where salt is still held in such rever
ence that the saltcellar used at the
family table is invariably kept stand
ing on the family Bible.
A small bird of the parrot family
now rarely If ever seen in Indiana was,
half a century ago, somewhat numer
ous in the southern part of the state.
This bird, the paroquet, or as called
by the early settlers of this state, the
"parakeet," Is the Carolina parrot and
is now scarcely known outside the
swamps of Florida.
To Remove Wall Paper.
To remove wall paper in about half
the time it usually takes, use a heap
ing tablespoonful of saltpeter to a gal
lon of hot water, and apply it to the
paper freely with a whitewash brush.
Keep the water hot, and after a few
applications you can easily pull the
paper from the wall.
Patents have been taken out at va
rious times for paper which is claimed
to be proof against fire, and therefore
particularly suitable for documentary
records. Most of these contain as
bestos or a similar mineral fiber, with
or without the addition of clays or
For the Busy Man.
To remind busines men of engage
ments, a cabinet has been invented
with a pigeonhole for every fifteen
minutes, memorandum placed in a hole
completing an electric circuit that
rings a bell and flashes a light when
the time for that hole arrives.
She Was Interested.
A child who recently moved Into the
neighborhood became so interested in
a young woman that daily she would
wnit for her to pass the house. One
day she walked ripht in the woman's
way and smiling said, "Whose mam
ma are you?"
More advice is Riven and less fol
lowed on the subject of marriage than
on anything else. A woman teacher
who has preached against teachers
marrying has acted contrary to her
own advice.-Euffalo Commercial.
The Busy Man.
"Is Mr. Flubdub busy?" asked the
diffident customer. "Mr. Flubdub Is
always busy." replied the pompous at
tendant. "Well, let him stay busy."
And that's how Mr. Flubdub lost a big
British aviators have found that
horsehair cushions provide enough
elasticity to counteract the vibration
of airplanes and make the use of mag
netic compasses possible.
When Ferns Become Yellow.
Place slices of raw potatoes around
the ferns. The worms, which have
been feeding upon the roots, will come
out after the potato.
Planting ls Easy.
MA cornfield makes me think of good
intentions," said Uncle Eben. "De
plantin' is easy. De big job is keepin'
de weeds out."
(Conducted by National Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.)
DEAN RUSSELL ON SCOUTING
James E. Russell, dean of the Teach
ers' college, has this to say of the Boy
Scout program :
"Our children are lu school a total
of one thousand hours in the year. The
average child of school age is awake
a total of 5,475 hours. The normal
.child is getting impressions, using
ideas, reaching conclusions, fixing hab
its, organizing his modes of behavior
four hours outside of school for every
hour spent in school. I would consid
er myself a prince among school men
if I eould devise a school program in
which the curriculum should appeal so
directly to a boy's Interests and the
courses of study apply so servlceably
to adult needs as the Boy Scout pro
gram. Every task in scouting is a
man's job cut down to a boy's size.
"The appeal to a boy's Interests is
not primarily because he is a boy,
but particularly because he wants to
be a man. Scan the list: agriculture
and angling, blacksmithing and busi
ness, carpentering and civics, dairying
and mining, music and plumbing, poul
try and printing, first aid and polite
ness, life-saving and nature study, sea
manship and campcraft, patriotism and
cooking, and scores of other accom
plishments and activities requiring ac
curate knowledge that is susceptible
of direct and Immediate application to
everyday life. Everyone of these tasks
holds the boy, not only because he is
a boy and likes to do them, but also
because they are tasks which grown
men find useful. It is the man in the
boy that is emphasized, and the type
of manhood idealized is that which
strives 'to stand for the right against
the wrong, for truth against falsehood,
to help the weak and oppressed, and to
love and seek the best things of life.'
Hence the Scout otfth taken by every
boy on becoming a tenderfoot : 'On my
honor, I will do my best (1) to do my
duty to God and my country, and to
obey the Scout law ; (2) to help other
people at all times; (3) to keep myself
physically strong, mentally awake, and
"Scoutcraft is not intended to be a
substitute for school Lpg. It is a device
for supplementing the formal instruc
tion of the schools, by leading the boy
into new fields and giving him a chance
to make practical use of all his powers,
intellectual, moral, and physical. The
best thing about it is its extraordinary
.diversity, reaching out to boys of all
degrees of mental ability, in all kinds
of social environment, and creating for
them a real need to do their level best.
"But the most significant contribu
tion of the Boy Scout movement to ed
ucation is its pedagogical methods. As
a teacher, I take my hat off to Sir Rob
ert Baden-Powell, the genius who In
a bare decade has done more to vital
ize the methods of character training
than all the school men In this country
have done since the pilgrims landed on
the New England coast"
ALL SCOUTS SHOULD CAMP.
Out-of-door activities are fundamen
tal In scouting. Only in the Scout
camp can the Scout attain his high
est ambitions and the scoutmaster his
Nothing but insurmountable difficul
ties should prevent any troop from
having the privilege of spending a
week at least In the open.
The camp may be co-ordinated with
gardening or crop gathering. A few
hours a day of productive labor will
be worth while and will stimulate the
appetite for recreative activities. Cut
ting the camp out of the Scout year is
like leaving the yeast out of the bread.
FILLING THE LEADER'S PLACE.
Scout troop organizations must be
continued, said the chief Scout execu
tive in a recent statement to all
Scouts. Wherever leaders enter active
military service at the front, their
places must be filled Immediately from
the ranks of the patriotic men who
must stay nt home because of those
who are dependent upon them or be
cause of physical disability.
5,000 GARDENERS PARADE,
Five thousand members of the Boy
Scouts of America took part in the
"Wake Up America" parade recently
held in Greater New York. Many of
the boys carried hoes and rakes, some
were supplied with first-aid equipment
and others carried signal flags. In
this way the marching Scouts Indicated
how they intended to do their "bit"
during the present national crisis.
SCOUTS HELP CITY CANNING.
New York city has started a muni
cipal canning kitchen, to take care
of the surplus food rejected nt the
docks. The mayor's committee of
women have begun the canning of
these foodstuffs on an immense scale
for the benefit of the poorer people of
that city, their output to be sold at
cost. In this work they are finding the
ever-obliging Boy Scouts invaluable
through careful sorting of fruit and
vegetables rejected by the city food
(l) Men for town and country
schools $75 to $100. (2) Ladies
combining" music and common
school, unprecedented demand. (3)
Grade and high school. Can place
all qualified teachers for any the
above. Special enrollment.
Southern Teachers' Agency, Colum
bia, s. C.
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate
Whereas, Wade Jennings, of
above County and State has made
snit to me to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of Nathan Jennings, late of
said County and State, deceased.
These Are'Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said
Nathan Jennings, deceased, that
they be and apoear before me, in
the Court of Probate, to be held at
Edgefield, C. H., S. C., in my of
fice on the 21st day of Sept. (1917)
next, after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 1st
day of Sept. A. D., 1917.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
P. J." E. C. S. C.
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