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?AN LIVE CHEAPLY IN HAITI
Food Costs Little, and Tips for Scrv
ices Rendered Are Hardly Worth
Xabor and living are cheap in Haiti.
There is a hotel in Port au Prince,
Tated as the best, that charges only
.$4 a day for a room and three square
True, the rooms are smail, with the
ancient washbowl, and unlockable,
with concrete floors and ragless, but
they are clean and comfortable.
The same meals could not be ob
tained anywhere in the United States
at double the price. Luncheon is a
regular dinner and dinner is much like
an eight-course feast.
' They never serve less than two ot
three meats, when one, according to
the American habit, would be enough;
There Is fruit in abundance in Haiti,
-and a boy standing on the front porch,
overlooking the sea, often picks the
breakfast orang?s. '
The favorite dish is the chicken,
served 305 days in the year without
the least variation. Nobody ever
wants to see a chicken after staying
three weeks in Haiti.
A Haitian boy, walting faithfully
.on a guest for 21 meals, beams his
- delight when tipped 3 gourdes, which
is 60 cents. The maid, whose chief
duty is to spread the mosquito net.
almost drops to her knees for the same
fee weekly. The boy who fetches the
water and fixes the shoes gladly slips
a man extra towels for 3 gourdes a
Laundry at American rates would
.cost more than room and board in
Haiti. If there were laundries. There
is much to go out from each room
-daily .to washerwomen, and lt conies
back spick and span at nominal cost.
But Haiti has not reached the point
where it may bid fer tourist travel.
A man, stopping at the best hotel here
for the first time feels rather foolish
when he asks for room and bath and
ls conducted to a little house 50 feet
away, where he may get a shower.
It's a hard lifo for women. ' ,
The best, however, is in sharp con
trast with the worst, for the laborer
rgets 20 cents a day, and thousands
of natives live only on fruit that grows
wild everywhere, the year round, like
Forests in Bohemia.
In the Bohemia, lands (Bohemia, I
Moravia and Silesia) the needle for-|
ests predominate. The pines and firs
cover 78 per cent of the forest area,
the leaf timber 9.1 per cent, and the
mixed about 12.9 per cent. lu Slova
kia and Carpathian Russia, the new
territories, it is noteworthy that the
Ueaf forests prevail, forming about 67
per cent of the whole, and the needle
forests make up the balance, or 33
per cent. Ownership of these forests
ls singular. The state owns about 1,
400,000 acres, charitable institutions
own.600,000 acres, municipalities hold
2,500,000 acres and the large estates,
?held by private owners, cover 8,000,
OOO acres. It must not be taken for
Stunted that the extensive Czechoslo
vak forests were given over to the
use of the whole people. On the con
trary, all the benefits to be derived
?enured to the foreign nobility and the
wealthy owners, when the mere walk
ing through one of these private for
ests was presumptive evidence of a
wrongful intent. Of the vast estates
held by Individuals about 64.35 per
cent of the whole in Bohemia were
owned in parcels larger than 1,250
acres in extent, while minor holdings,
those less than 1,250 acres In area,
were h?ld by the poorer classes.
Beware. . ?
Oreen, Brown and Johnson were in
vited to Robinson's Christmas dinner.
On the way there Brown remarked
to Johnson and Green:
"By the way, you fellows, I just
want to give you a friendly warning.
Beware of Robinson's champagne!"
. So when the drinks were produced.
Johnson and Green said they would
.drink nothing stronger than lemonade.
Much to their surprise, however,
Brown did not follow their example,
but drank the champagne. So on the
way home they asked him:
"What really was the matter with
"Oh. the quality was all right," re
plied Brown quietly, "It was the quan
tity I thought would be deficient-not
\enongh for everybody."-London Ideas. I
.Miniature House Helps.
C A paint dealer has In his office a
little house which ls made of inter
changeable parts. The roof, for in
stance, ls black and the side walls and
porches are of some contrasting color.
If hi? wishes *n show the customer the
. effect of different color combinations
i he|simply exchanges some of the parts
. of the house for other parts of differ
s Me says it has helped him In many
.cases to secure contracts which other
wise 'he could not have closed so eas
ily. The expense of the contrivance
.ls not great nnd it paid for itself in
a short time.
. New Study of Child.
Child study from the standpoint of
the mother ls the subject of a course
offered by the College of Industrial
Arts at Denton, Texas, which Is the
state college for women, according
to a recent issue of School Life. The
course conists of lectures, library read
ings and psychological tkborntory work,
arid Is intended to flt trie young woman
to be mistress of a home and the moth
er of a family. Child Instincts and
interests, heredity and environment,
subnormal and defective children,
disease? of children, and the moral
and religious nature of children are
all fully studied. ,
Conduct Is three-fourths of life.
Intoxication ls the thief of time.
. A happy man needs no philosophy,
j Joy is a sunbeam 'twist two clouds.
The perfect man is a terrible pest.
Ancient Greeks were very fond of
Happiness consists in tho mind's
Obey orders first, and, If still alive,
Many a full dress suit covers an
Eden, as history proves, was too
big a job for Adam.
He who, makes me think better of
myself Is my friend.
Even the tallest man iq the world ls
not above criticism.
There are a thousand good talkers
to one good thinker.
Common sense would abolish a
great deal of the fun.
.Woman's sphere nowadays seems to
be the, big round earth. \
Love of money is the root of all
evH-and of some good.
When actors quarrel they can re
sort to the makeup box.
Money makes the motor go and the
motor makes the money go.
When a farmer tickles the earth
his fields laugh with crops.
Contract with a too-sharp man dulls
one's confidence in humanity.
The prodigal robs his heir; the
miser robs himself.-Bruy?re. ,
Nothing goes as far with a woman
as a little masculine remorse.
Charity for all is likely to verge
closely on pity In many cases.
Real Indians never use smokeless
powder in their pipe of peace.
Don't raise your voice and your
temper will never get very-high.
He that is good is always great; but
he that is great is not always good.
The man who marries for wealth ls
a gambler In boarding-house futures.
Self-restraint is the one remedy to
lure the world to sweet repose.
' The first lunacy laws in England
were made in the reign of Edward III.
Truth is mighty and on certain oc
casions should be imparted In driblets.
Admitted that*one has the brains to
succeed largely; but has one the en
Better be driven out from among
men than to be disliked by children.
Diplomacy is the ari of getting what
you want by pretending you don't
Some classes are like treadmills;
they're always moving but never get
The man of grit carries. In his very
presence, ? power which controls and
Affection makes and ,holds more
friends than service ; but you can't al
ways evoke lt.
Those who will abandon a friend for
one error, know but little of the- hu
Manhood is above all riches, over
tops all titles; character is greater
than any career.
A boy never gets much comfort out
of his first cigar, but he gets a great
deal of experience.
Cold baths in winter ought to pro
mote the will-power; and they do pro
mote the, yell power.
The five o'clock tea would be even
more popular with women if it were
marked down to 4:57.
Faith moves mountains : though , it
may have had to wait until steam
shovels were invented.
Jud Tunkins says it's a mistake ever
to say you have lost a friend. You
can't lose a real friend.
We shonld not forget that life is a
flower which Is no sooner fully blown
than it begins to wither.
American politics consists of the
rolling of logs, the pulling of wires
and the laying of pipes.
Where love has entered as the sea
soning of food, I believe that it will
please anyone.-Latin Proverb.
Then) ure, as you well know, dear
reader, three sides to every argu
ment: pro, con and bughouse.
FACE TELLS TRUTH
Not Infrequently Reveals One's
Calling to Observer.
Characteristic Look ls Partly Devel
oped by Nature of Work Which
ls Individual's Occupation.
It seems to be pretty well agreed
among those in a position to speak
authoritatively that associated with
the various occupations lu life there
ls undoubtedly a type of face which
more or less betrays the calling of its
Medical men, especially in hospital
practice,.find acquaintance with these
types valuable. They may not be able,
with ' the shrewdness of Sherlock
Holmes or of other acute persons, to
read a man's past, present and future
hy a glance at him in the street, but
they are able to gauge with consider
able accuracy how far the history of
the case, as given by the patient, is a
truthful one, and how far it fits with
his probable occupation in life.
Calling must certainly have some In
fluence over the physiognomy of the
cabman, the butler or the groom. Each
frequently possesses a type of face
which wears so characteristic an ex
pression as to ,make it not difficult to
Identify the vocation accompanying IL
We speak also of the legal face, the
musical face,'the dramatic face and the
military face. This is merely a broad
classification, and the best authorities
disbelieve the claims of the keen ob
server that he cari differentiate to a
There are tales of hospital physi
cians who claim to be able to say frdhi
a glance .at the face that this or that
man Is a butcher, a grocer, a bank
clerk, a lawyer's clerk, a commercial
traveler, a stock broker, and so on.
It is thought that the fame of these
medical men as rougi? and ready de
tectives has been largely manufac
tured for them by enthusiastic friends.
But that many medica^ men do possess
great insight Into the occupations of
those who come before them is true.
The question" Is often dehated wheth
er physiognomy Is a growth cf voca
tion or whether Itjshows that the vo
cation chosen is in "accordance with
the particular cajmcit? and abUity oj
the person <o whom it belongs. In
other words, if the lawyer does not
show the "legal face," the aspiring
minister the "ecclesiastical face," the
medical student the "physicianly face,"
the soldier the "military face," the
question arises. Is that a sign that
they have mistaken their calling?
Is the man who "doesn't look a blt
like a doctor" likely to fall because
his physiognomic qualification ls want
ing?, Or will he, whatever his original
features, gradually come to acquire
the type of the profession to which he) !
The answer to the question Is, of
course, that both theories are right. A
certain kind of face, the so-called
scientific face, ls so often seen among
medical students as to prove that the
owner of that cast of countenance is
likely to adopt medicine as a career.
Conversely, whatever the original cast
of features a medical man may have
possessed, the anxious, delicate and
absorbing work of medical practice
will put a stamp upon them.
From Paris comes the news that
the authorities are making war on
fats. But the despised rat once did
the French a good turn, according to
Colonel Repington's history of the
war. He says: "On the parapets of
the front trenches are what look like
window flower boxes. They contain
chemical materials' for making a smoke
screen to lift the German gas when lt
comos. All the rats in the trenches
congregate round these smoke boxes
when the gas comes, as they realize
that tiley save themselves from suffo
cation. This process of lifting the
German poison gas was discovered
quite by chance. During a gas at
tack some straw was set on fire by ac
cident and f jrced the German ^smoke
up. The rats came in swarms to squat
round the burning straw and gave the
French' tho hint."
Energy in the Atom.
The knowledge of radioactivity,
which has been growing since the dis- '
covery of the X-ray and of radium, has
revealed the atom as a tremendous
storehouse of energy. The atomic en
ergy, contained, for example, In ?the
two-inch piece of chalk with which
the lecturer makes his diagrams is
calculated to be 300,000,000 foot tons
-enough to raise 100,000 tons 3,000
feet. At present we do not know how
to liberate the power. We know that lt
exists only by observing the spontane
ous disintegration of radioactive sub
stances; but knowledge sometimes
comes quickly; persons now living
may see the ?lay when atomic energy
will be used.-Youth's Companion.
Cruel and Inhuman. .
"On what grounds did she seek , di
"Slie claimed her husband forced
her to ride behind him on a motor
"She got her decree?"
"Certainly. And the judge told her
with tears In his eyes that she was
entitled to alimony."-Birmingham
"I met your husband today and he
was telling me that he is In love with
"Was he, Indeed? I must take a
look In at the office "
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