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I MONSTER CANNQH
I BIGaEST QVN IN WOBXD BUILT
I 3FOR OUB, COAST DEFENSES.
Weighs 130 Ions and Tires a 2,B0O
H Pound Projectile Over Thirty
H JMUles Now Being Tested
H at Sandy Hook.
H As In the enso of a good many other
B " things, tho United States leads tno
HJ world in tho building of big ordnance.
HJ There Is now at Sandy Hook proving
HJ grounds tho biggest cannon ever
turned out In tho world. Not oven the
Krupp gun works ot Germany havo
ever dreamed of making such a gun.
H The weapon referred to is 20 yards
long and weighs 13- tons. The projec-
tllo discharged by this monster4 Is 16
I Inches In diameter and flvo feet long
and weighs a ton nnd a quarter.
Tlfe chargo of smokeless powder Is
of 1,000 pounds weight, and when tho
projectile leaves tho muzzlo It is trav
eling at the rato of 2,300 feet a second.
The cost of each shot fired, at tho low
est estimate, is $1,500.
Tho gua has been discharged eight
times. It Is calculated that It can be
IN THE UllEECH OF THE MONSTEll
fired 300 times before it will becomo so
worn that It will be necessary to rcllue
tho boro, after which It will bo good
for 300 moro rounds beforo another ro-
In order to mako these prodigious
guns strong enough to withstand tho
powder pressure, which Is as high as
40,000 pounds to the Bquare inch, they
aro built of successive layers of hoops,
H 'each shrunk on the layer underneath.
H In this monarch there are four layers.
H Special machinery had to bo con-
H structed for handling this groat
amount of steel. From tho beginning
B of tho work until the final inspection
M was nearly threo years, and tho np
2 prtxlmate cost was $150,000. Tho gun
H was made nt Watervllet arsenal, near
H Albany. Its great length nnd weight
H prevented tho use of tho railway in Its
H tiansportatlon, so a great wrecking
HghUr received It at tho wharf of
fl, - Watcrvllet from a specially construct
H cd Bteol car, whence it was floated to
H tho proving grounds at Sandy Hook.
H This plcco of ordnance has not been
H mounted, and becauso of Its unproco
m dented length nnd weight it will never
HV bo possible to securo an elevation
greater than 15 degrees. It is well
HJ known that 45 degrees gives a projec
ts tile Its greatest range
HJ As It is, howover, this ton and a
HJ quartor of solid metal, driven by a full
B charge of smokeless gunpowder, will
I describe nn arc 30 miles In length, tho
highest point of which will bo moro
than three miles above the surfaco of
I the land or sea. Starting from Sandy
I Hook in quest of a hostile battleship
It would not catch sight of tho vessel
until It had climbed well up Into tho
H It is impossible, of course, for any
H ship to carry and handle such a colos-
B sal gun. It and nil similar cannon aro
B for harbor and coast defence.
B Nor does It seem posslblo over to
construct battleship powerful enough
B to withstand tho terrific Impact of one
of the solid shots. Tho strongest lron
B clad ever launched would be shattered
B r nnd sunk by a single mlssllo that went
homo, and any ship approaching from
B the sea would have to steam four-fifths
fl ncross tho zone of fatal danger to itself
B beforo drawing nigh enough to give
B effect to its own flro.
CAUSES OF FAILURES.
I fjack of Capital Takes the Lead and
H Incompetence Comes
B Somo interesting figures havo rocent-
B ly been published In Brndstroefs show-
K Ing tho number of business failures
B last year In tho United Stntes nnd tho
H causes to which they an attributable
H It Is stated that thero were 1,201,802
H concerns engaged In business In 1901,
I and that of these 10,018 failed, or con-
Bl Bldorably less than ono per cent, of tin
flK wholo, n lower porcontugo thun bus oc-
H curred In any year Blnco 1882, savo In
Hfl '.he year 1900.
HH Ilradstreot's classifies tho causes of
B failures under eleven heads, and glvoi
B also tho number which It regards as
HH lttrlbutnblo to each cause Of the
elovon, "Inck of capital" takes the lead
Ha hb moat prolific In Inducing fal'ures,
HI those nscrtbed to It numbering 3.123,
Bffl 'Incompetence" conies next on the Hat,
BQ ,f and Is made accountable for 2. "21 nnd
If then "specific conditions," by wh'cli Is
U moans such things as strikes I lis corn
H crop fnlluro, tho assnsslnntlon of Prcs-
Hf Idont McKinley, tho lowered prlr-' of
H :otton at the south nnd similar evonti
B Df a disastrous tendency. To thoso 1.-
B 755 business failures aro traced, Next
B m number woro failures arising from
B 'fradulcnt dlspenBatlon of property"
fl and amounting to 1,154.
B .Oerman Proverb.
fl A lean compromise Is hotter than a
H fat lawsuit
Basketball on horsei-nck Is tho latest
and also one of the most dangerous
nnd thrilling sports tltus far dovised.
The game has found considerable fa
vor among New York's rich young
men, for It Is only th well-to-do who
can afford to play It.
Four players mako up a team.- Tho
play Is exactly the sf.mo as In the or
dinary basketball afoot. Scoring la
ejmllar and the object, of courso, Is to
throw the ball Into your opponent's
basket, thereby scoring a goal.
When tho signal Is given to begin
play each side, nil tho players mount
ed, lines up under Its own basket
When the referee tosses tho ball Into
tho center of tho plnylng spaco one
man from each fair dashes out at full
speed toward tho rolling ball and dlvea
from his horse In tho effort to bo the
first to touch It. The player touching
the leathern sphere first Is entitled to
With tho ball on his nrm ho Is al
lowed to remount and daBh for his op
ponent's goal,- As the rules require
that no player hold the ball moro than
five seconds, the object of the play Is
for tho side that has tho ball to ad
vance toward tho opponent's goal bj
contlnunlly passing tho ball from one
to tho other, always going forward un
til, tho lucky moment arrived, one oi
the players can toss tho ball into the
Passing is tho great fcaturo of the
game. So expert have tho star players
becomo that they can dash up and
down tho court, wheeling and turning
and charging, keeping up all tho time
a continuous passing. All the players
catch tho ball with one hand and gulda
their mounts with tho other.
Opposing players, of courso, maki
their efforts to get tho ball by block
ing tho passes. Onco tho ball falls to
the ground the other side dives for It,
too. That Is their chance to rush It to
ward tho other goal. As In the case ol
tho opening play, tho player who
touches tho ball first gets Its undisput
ed possession until ho mounts and it
off toward tho goal.
All this sounds very easy, but thost
who havo tried it think differently
Sometime an exigency of the piny will
seo live or six men diving simultane
ously from their horses toward the
bouncing ball right under the hoofs ol
tho nngs. There Is a pretty good
clianco of being hurt, but so expert
havo the game's devotees become thnt
thoy can dlvo under n horse for the
ball and como out unscnthed. Ot
course, thero Is always a chance ot
catching n, flying hoof In the forehead,
TASSINa THE BAI.T.TO A TEAM MATE.
and then you get out of tho game all
right, perhaps forever.
Mountod basketball is being taken
up In other cities where there are
armories or riding academies, but
there are only a few daring spirits
nnywhero who are willing to risk their
lives at tho sport. Kven polo, which is
only mounted hockey, and ono of tho
most dangerous sports yof fashion,
seems tame after a game of basketball
by mounted players.
Though so dangerous, basketball on
horsoback Is a fascinating sport to
watch. Kven tho horses get Imbued
with tho sport and entor into tho ex
citement of tho game with nil the en
thusiasm of the players. After a
month's play, a pony will follow tho
ball without a guiding hand. In moro
than ono recent game tho extra horses
on tho sldo lines hnvo been known to
Jump within the lnclousuro of tholr
own nccord and, though riderless, to
follow the ball about until caught and
led back to the sldo lines.
You have to havo monoy to play bas
ketball on horseback. Horses get tired
during the heat of tho gamo, Just as
polo ponies tiro, and thoy must bo re
placed by fresh steeds. A string of
four ponies Is none too many for a hot
game. Tho keep of such a string; Is ex
pensive, with tho wages of a groom
extra. Then theio are- all sorts ol
riding equipments necessary, and thi
togs In which to play tho game. Any
body who goes Into tho g.imo' serlousl;'
must count on spending nt least n cou
pie of thousand dollars for the fun U?
expects to have.
Mrs. Uordem I'm glad you like the
i rooms. Hut cr excuse mo can you
I glvo mo any references? As you are
a Rtranger, I know, I
I Mr. Dentl'ai I qulto understand. I
I have no referencoa, but I can show you
'receipted bouid bills from every land
' lady 1 ever had.
1 Mrs. Hordcn Send your trunk right
up. Cleveland Loader.
1 Getting Back.
Lord Du KendiiH I'ahdon mo fer say
ing It, but you Americans have such
beiiRtly mnnnahs, y' know. Nobody I
met, ovah thero, knew how to dress
correctly, speak grammatically, or even
cat decently, ball Jovo!
1 .Miss O'HIo what a pity It Is you
couldn't lavo hod nn opportunity to
meet any of our nice people! Clove
i land Lend
The House He Built Her.
BY E. L. DITHIUDGE.
(Copyright, 1C. by Dally Story Tub. Co.)
"Yes," said tho oldor man, "you may,
but only after you havo compiled with
b certain condition."
i Tho other leaned forward eagerly,
hoping the condition would bo within
his powers to perform. Ills oyes
glowed; his lips parted; his hands
clasped, nnd his fingers twisted anx
iously, during tho pause that ensued.
Then tho condition came, short, forci
ble and abrupt:
"First build her a houso!"
Well, It was a hard requirement nt
best, and almost an tmposslblo ono.
Yet he mado up his mind nt onco that
he would comply with the condition.
Jnmes Burton wns a young engineer
trying to mnke his fortune In tho
mines of Moxlco. Ho had no money
with which to start Independently, so
ho had engaged ns an assistant in tho
employ of a largo company operating
near Mexico City. Ho had now been
In the country six months, and during
that period had grown to lovo tho
daughter of n wealthy rnnch owner.
Tho "ranchero" had practically no
English education himself, but had
provided a way for tho education of
his children In both English and Span
ish. Hie eldest daughter, Aurora, had
attended a boarding school In Phila
delphia. Aurora was as senslblo as slio was
bright. Nono of tho flcklo, flirty
character of tho Spanish rnco socmed
to belong to her. Her dark oyes had
plenty of flro In them, but thero was
'never any duplicity back of It.
Burton loved her, not merely bo
causo sho was captivating, but bo
causo sho combined thoso sterling
qualities admired by every man of se
When ho met her ho know at onco
It was a enso ot "settle down and
grow up with tho country," for hero
was not only his professional work,
but his heart's Ideal also.
Ho had not yet proposed to Aurora.
Ho had a theory that It should not bo
necessary, except as a matter of form,
and that any man who wns refused
was n fool and ought to be. Ho
claimed that lovers should learn to un
derstand each other In tho languago
of lovo before attempting to mako uso
of any other languago.
r He know Aurora loved him, and all
ho wanted wns tho parental sanction.
Now ho hnd obtained It, but with a
'difficult condition Imposed.
How could ho build her a house? Ho
was drawing only $120 per month.
Enough, you say? Hcmcmber that
this Is the debased currency of Mox
lco; and that tho things that must bo
purchased with It aro all marked away
up to the standnrd of tho United
States currency. A man who Is worth
two dollars a day in tho United States
gets only two dollars In Mexico; but
n pair of shoes worth two dollars In
tho United States costs eight or ten
dollars In Mexico.
How, then, you say, can tho native
Mexicans live on from fifty cents to
a dollar n day In Moxlcan monoy?
They wear a shirt, a pair of overalls,
a blanket nnd a pair of sandals no
moro; and they cat pancakes and
beans, pancakes and beans, pancakes
and beans, and beans.
So how was James Burton to sup
port himself on $120 a month and
build a houso besides? You don't
know, nnd neither did ho; but ho de
termined to do It Just tho same.
Finally ho got an Idea: Ho waited
for a. good opportunity, nnd then
broached tho subject to tho manager
of the company, a Mr. Lnngdon.
"Mr. Langdon," ho said, "If you'll
build mo a llttlo three-room adobo
house, I'll stard half tho cost."
"You been getting married?"
"Not yet, no. But I want to as soon
as I can get a house."
"Sorry, my boy; sorry; but tho com
pany won't nllow mo to mako such an
oxpendlturo nt this tlmo. Later on,
when our drifting reaches thoso rich
veins thnt show on tho surfneo ot tho
hill, and wo get to running that rich
stuff through tho mill hero, thero may
bo a different story to tell; but Just
now, I cannot do It."
Ho went back to his work In tho as
say room. Ho thought about It nil
day. Night camo, and ho crnwled Into
his bunk. What could ho do? Thero
must bo somo way of solving this
problem! Ho had solved other prob
lems, mining prouicms, many of mom;
why couldn't ho solvo this?
I)y means of many Inquiries ho had
satisfied himself that $250 Mexican
was u. Bafo estimate of tho cost of a
three-room adobo houso built so as to
bo barely comfortable. A ridiculously
low figure, to bo sure! Hut It would
tako him a long tlmo to snve that
much, and If tho adobes weren't made
during March, April nnd May, he'd
havo to wait anothor year. It still
lacked two weoks to tho first of
March tlmo enough to build tho
foundation and tho company had
plenty of lime and stone on hand. Ma
ho Mr. Lnngdon would let him havo
lima nnd stono enough for tho foun
dation If lio assumed the responsibil
ity of paying tho wages. Thero was
a mason working on a small addition
to tho mill building; muybo ho would
work on the foundation of tho little
houso during Bpuio tlmo.
Durton figured that tho wages on
tho foundation would cost him twenty
dollars, that tho adobes' would coat
him forty dollars, nnd that ho could
get half tho quantity delivered in
March and tho other half In April.
Then ho could get about twenty dol
lars' worth of work done each month
until tho houso wns completed.
As a 8lto for her houso he selected
tho brow of a llttlo hll) about a mllo
fiom tho reduction plant nnd about
halt a mllo fiom tho line of the com
pany's property. There he started ft
man cxcnvatlng, for ho had dccldod to
dovlato from tho Mexican custom mid
have a llttlo cellar.
Every evening ho would trot out on
horseback and tako n look at tho prog
ress being mado. Ho was rather dis
appointed at tho slow rato ot advance,
but couldn't blamo tho workman, for
tho coubo of tho trouble was self-evident.
Illght In tho mlddlo ot tho holo
stuck n point of rock formed In n per
fect cone. Tho workman had tried to
dig It out; but ns ho dug tho rock
seemed to" grow; nnd by this tlmo It
wns "a plnln case of blast."
Getting this big rock out of tho wny
meant more expense ; nnd tho thought
or it mndo Burton blue.
As ho stood thero musing on how
much extra tho rock would cost him,
ho kicked at It absent-mindedly nnd
The sun was Just setting, nnd its
rays struck squarely on tho place
whore his boot had scraped off tho
earth from tho stone.
"My! Thnt's a mighty bright sort
of Btonel" thought Burton to himself.
"Guess I'll knock off a bit nnd seo
what it looks llko Inside."
The house ho built her was not fin
ished till two years Inter; but It was
located in tho American section of tho
City of Mexico, Instead of out in tho
It was built of cut stono instead of
baked mud, and contained thirty
rooms Instead ot three. Its lights wcro
electric Instead of tnllow. Its windows
wero trimmed with onyx, nnd Its mlr- .
rorcd halls Kith marble. Many an
opal decked Its boudoirs; many n
guest adorned Its dining-room; for Its
hostess entertained with a lavish hand
nnd was never called on to economize.
Ono of thoso functions I was per
mitted to attend; nnd I heard her
"Burton, you've mado a flno suc
cess!" "I owo it all to you," ho replied.
"You made mo attempt to build her n
houso; and 'twas then I struck the
THE AIREDALE TERRIER.
Breed of Dog That Is Just Now Con
sidered the Paragon of
Dogs, much all else, depend largely
on Dame Fashion for popularity, and
be It said to her ladyship's shame
merit seldom enters Into the least ot
her calculations, says Hubert Recdcr,
In Hecreatlon. For once, however, she
seems to havo called common sense
Into consultation, nnd In placing the
seal of her npprovnl upon the Airedale
terrier she simply gives credit where
duo. If over there was n paragon
In dogdom that paragon Is certainly
This dog had established an en
viable reputntlon In England before
It began to attract the attention ot our
fanciers. Though It has now be
longed to a distinct breefl for nearly
50 years, It did not make Its appear
ance In America until lato In tho KO's.
A few specimens were then bought,
simply becauso the breed, was fashion
able nbrond, and tho purchasers suf
fered somewhat of n shock when they
first saw their new and costly pets
Alrcdnles aro not prepossessing, at
first sight, and appreciation of their
beauty often comes only with time and
familiarity with their good qualities.
Personally, I confess that I took to
them right awny. The well-poised head,
so haughty and thoroughbred; the
sturdy body, so clean and symmetrical;
tho great, yellow eyes, so full of hon
esty nnd Intelligence, nnd the proud
carrlago, fcpealclng so loud of charac
ter nnd strength, mado mo overlook
completely the ugly color and the
roughness of their coats.
I onco asked n charming Now York
woman who kept, a large kennel ot
Alrednles what mado her choose such
"Why, their very ugliness," sho said,
promptly; "It is bo beautiful nnd aris
tocratic." And sho was right; theli
ugliness is both beautirul and aristocratic.
ACCORDING TO THE WIG.
Pedagogue Who Was Governed in
His Conduct by the One
(, harlcs Lamb was sent to Christ's
hoiipltal when ho wns seven years of ago,
and carried from tho school so distinct
a memory of its masters thnt 40 years
afterward ho could descrlbo them with
exactness. Mr. Lucas, his latest blog- !
rnphcr, gives Lamb's account of ono
teiu-her, Itov. Jnmes Boyer:
Ho hud two wigs, wroto Lnmb, both
pedantic, but of differing omen, The
one horeno, smiling, fresh-powdered,
betokening a mild day. Tho other, an
old, dlscolered, unkempt, nngry cnxon,
denoting frequent nhd bloody execution.
Woo to the school when he mnde his
morning appcarunco In his passy or pas
J. B. had a heavy hand. Nothing was
moro common than to tee him mnke a
headlong entry Into tho schoolroom
from his Inner recess or library, and
with- turbifleut eye, singling out a lnd,
"Od's my life, slrrnh, I have n great
mind to whip you!" Then, with ns sud
den a retracting Impulse, fling back into
his lair, and after n cooling lapse 'of
somo minutes, during which .all but tho
culprit had totally forgotten tho context,
drive headlong out again, piecing out his
Imperfect sense with tho expletory yell;
"And I will, too!"
In his gentler moods ho had rocoursa
to an Ingenious method of whipping the
boy and rending nt tho samo time ft
paragraph nnd n lash between,
LFARNING TO BE HANGMAN
Tho New Incumbent Has Grewsomo
Behearsnls of His Unen
tevernl executions took placo recent
ly nt Pcntonvlllo prison on tho scaf
fold which has been tho sccno of tho
final exit of numerous notorious crim
inals, relates London Mall.
Tho executioner wns Alec Taylor,
tho newly nppolntod common hangman,
nnd the subjects "hanged" in set form
wcro lay figures of cloth nnd sand.
It Is, of course, eBscntlnl that tho
ofilclal that has to carry out tho last
dread sentence of tho law should first
thoroughly learn tho technique of his
KrewBome profession to liiBiiro that
when the time comes all tho opera
tions will happen decently nnd In or
der. Therefore each new hangman
Immediately after his nppolntmont
goes through a realistic courso ot
(raining. In pursuance ot this policy,
Taylor, under tho guldanco of ex
perienced prison officials who havo as
sisted at many executions, Is now serv
ing his apprenticeship.
Sevcrnl sandbags shaped to repre
sent men of different weights wero
supplied for Taylor's practice. Ho waB
instructed that men of varying builds
Bhould be given certain prescribed
drops" to effect Instantaneous death.
Then a sandbag 'mado to tho rough
eemblanco and weight of a man was
placed on the scaffold flap. Taylor
was told the weight, the nooso wan
properly adjusted, tho requisite drop
arranged for and tho lover pulled.
This experiment was performed again
and again with differently weighted
Tho other part of tho hangman's
training, tho pinioning of n con
demned prisoner, was even more real
istic. For tho time being stalwnrt
warders posed as condemned murder
ers. Taylor, practicing on them, was
Bhown tho quickest and most effective
way of securing the hands and feet
DEALING IN CIGAR BANDS.
Tobacconists Hnve Quite a Call for
Them as Besult of
"I want a package ot cigar bandB,"
eald a bright-faced boy about 12 years
old, as he stepped up to tho countor
in a tobacco Bhop.
"Ten or 25 cents " nsked the pro
prietor. "Ten," returned the boy, as he flung
down his dime, took his purchase and
"Yes, I do qulto a business In cigar
bands," said the tobacconist, nccording
to the Chicngo Inter Ocean. "It is
quite a fad among children to get
bands and paste them on glass plates
nnd bowls. I sell about as many pack
ages of bands as I do of cigarettes,
and there Is more profit In It. Tho
youngsters do a thriving business
along the lino of barter and trndo.
They take the bands to school and
iwap duplicates with their school
mates. A rare band commnnds a high
premium nnd frequently Is worth half
t dozen ot tho moro common vnrlcttos.
The youngsters keep on' tho nlert for
bands, too, and they laro after every
one that comes from tho cigars of
their fathers and uncles and big
"In some respects tho new fad Is
not a bad' thing for the cigar trade.
The bands have been a dead loss to
tobacconists, who In the end have to
pay for them. They are mado In Ger
many, at least all- the fancy varieties,
nnd they add a llttlo to the cost of
each cigar. Trifling as It may bo, tho
sum in the aggregato would enable
any of us to keep steam yachts and
automobiles. By selling tho bands at
the rato of 25 for ten cents, tho cigar
manufacturers aro able to get back
some of tho outlay that has been a
dead loss to them."
Historic Vermont Town.
Bennington is tho most peculiarly
Interesting of all Vermont towns on
account of Its historical associations
ns well as Its pictorial beauty. It Is
situated In tho extreme southwestern
portion of tho beautiful stato whoso
name, derived from two words, sig
nifies "green" nnd "mountain." It
wns hero that tho pride-swollen Bur
goyno cast a covetous eye on tho sup
plies and stores gathered from tho
fertile prolific fields, and to securo
which for his hungry mercenaries ho
sent out on army early in August,
1777, under Col. Baum, composed
chiefly of Germans with n scattering
of British. From "Tho Charm of His
toric Bennington," by a. Marlon Bur
, ton, In Four-Track News.
- "Admiral" Not English.
' Tho word 'admiral" Is not of Eng
lish origin, but Is from tho Arabic
"Emll el Bagh, ' or Lord of tho Sea.
Captain comes from tho Latin caput,
but mato is from Icelandic, which
means n companion or equal. Cox
swain was originally tho man who
pulled tho left oar in tho captain's
I boat, which was known as tho cock
I boat. This in turn Is a corruption of
tho word coraclo, n small round boat
used on tho Wyo nnd Usk rivers. So
coxswain conies to us from the Welsh.
The Little Pitcher.
1 "Now," said tho fond father to bis
little daughter, "I must go to town
nnd earn some money to buy bread
nnd butter for llttlo Annie."
i "And to buy yncht3 for dada," re
sponded tho child, who seemed to havo
grasped tho humility of the situation.
Will Chnnge Stamp.
Tho French postago stamp, which
shows a sower sowing against tho
wind and with tho wrong foot ad
vanced, is to bu reformed, tho reform
beginning with tho two sous stamp.
ALFONSO AS A' SCORCHER. ' H
Spanish King Tempted by the Ex- jH
cellent Bonds of Prance jH
to Speed. jH
I hardly exaggerate in saying thoy jB
havo mado It more dangerous to wnlk H
on n public road at night here, Bays tho jH
French correspondent ot London Truth, J
than to face Japanese sharpshooters In H
Limiting tho pace by pollco rcgula- fH
tlons has no effect In tho country. Tho jH
thing Is to limit tho power of tho md- -H
chlno to go beyond n certain sp:cd. lH
The ofilclal reports received nt tho .H
ministry of tho Interior on King Al- tlH
fonso's motor feats on the roads round rt? H
Biarritz will, I suppose, somo day bo , A H
published. Mcanwhllo they wl'.l lie In M
tho archives of that department. M
I hear from an ofilclal there that H
gandarmes woro placed along tho roads B
on which ho had arrangod to drive, H
not bo much to guard htm from anar- 'H
chlsts and Carllsts ns to preserve tho dH
wayfarers from hU impetuosity as n H
It was thought that tho sight of a -M
guardian of public order In uniform iH
would remind him of tho obligations 'H
under which ho lay to observe police JH
rules. This sometimes answered. H
But it seems that there Is such a jH
thing ns a motor demon which is often H
indifferent to consequences, and thnt a H
king may be promptod by It like an H
ordinary mortal. Alfonso was as ready H
to risk the safety ot his novla as his ,-H
own life. After tho rutty roads ot H
Spain and that Btony heath, tho Cam- ' H
po, ho felt In Franco In n motor para- j
dlso and acted accordingly. H
Unfortunately he Is no oxceptlon. H
Tho excellence of tho French roads, the B
mlldnees ot tho climate, the goodness H
of the Inns and tho laxity with which H
pollco rules nro enforced mako France jH
tho motorists' recreation ground. H
Americans cross tho Atlantic to daih H
about hero as recklessly as they please. H
So do Austrlans, Hungarians and Ger- jH
mans. I camo across tho o'her day a H
party ot Swedes who had come to H
motor hero becauso In their own coun- H
try they wero so often obliged to pull H
up by those gates thnt cross tho Swed- H
Ish roads In rastoral districts
NO LONGER A CURIOSITY. M
Scientists Are Not Now Regarded as H
Lions by Captains of "' H
Exit the traditional scientific man M
with tho tradltlonnl 'Yankee- ot the H
Btage! Prof. Darlow, president of the H
American Association for the Ad B
vancement of Science, writes that set H
entitle leaders now sit with the., cap B
tains of Industry, not, an lions to In H
stared at but as representatives of set H
enco not only applied but pure. Tht M
conception of a scientific man as s H
captain of Industry means simply th' M
acknowledgment that science has t H
practical relation with the world and H
that fortunately tho public has ad- H
vanced far enough to sec that pure H
Eclcnco sooner of later develops Into M
applied science. M
Tho leaders of science aro to bt x M
placed In tho class of organizers, man- M
ngcrs of a sort of scientific trust. This M
Is sclenco to date. While science It H
organization Its basis Is the power ot M
investigating. An organizer Is of no M
uso until there Is something to or- M
ganize. And the materials on which M
tho organizer In sclenco must-'work fl
nro not made by machinery, but by the M
brains of individual workers. H
Wholesale Beparture of the ' Peo- S
pie for the United M
The deserted Island Is the land ol H
Erin. During the Inst summer whole H
villages in Cavnn, Galway and Donega' H
havo been depopulated and vast coun H
try sides In Mayo and Roscommon have H
b:en stripped of tho remnants of theli M
old time hosts of farm laborers. Every- M
Where aro who'cs.alc ricparturpsfor th' M
United States. Even In' tho -remotest H
rural hamlets' tho'. old pcfoplo .can b-, H
heard lamenting. rome recent exodus oi
tholr most promising young boys an' H
, girls. Almost every man ,or womarl
I the trnvoler meets has a number ol H
near relatives who havo rec'ontly. lofl
for tho United ' Stato?. Em'gratlm H
niencloi or 1st In every part ot the H
Island. Evory village tins n sleamshlf H
ngent to whosa ndvnntngolt is to ust
every Inducement to Idflhqnco-- t( H
young men and women to omlginte H
The flaming posters which thoy flounl H
In tho faces of tho young people whe IB
nro nlready resMvo ""' overanxious to jB
gD. ofcr'ni' thf h n'oit transportation ufl
md to their mln '-, '' u'oub earning lM
on t'lo farther lilo rf tho Atlnntlc vwl
pro o Irrestlbly llurlng to the averogj WvM
Irlrh lllogo'. Itt
Dog Meat in Chlnn. qMw
This llttlo sidelight on" life In a lw
, Chlno'o oltv Is cIlDPed from tho Pe ' JpfAt
king nnd TIontIn .Times: "Two men m$
who have been killing dogs nnd cati W'
and selling them to tho people at ISS?
j ment In tho western part of the clt lzil
were caught a few days ago, and In m'7
vestlgntlons by the pollco revealed t , R'j
tale of shocking cruelty. Ono has beer '&
sentenced to two weekciand tho othe K&
to ten days' hnrd labor, and a verj l','i
light Bontenco, too." Prh
Curb Put on Smoking. 1$JR?
Recently the Italian government l InLP
biied nn order that thero was to be nft 'lt
smoking In business hours by offl ftvSl
clals whoso duties brought then Into Kfijj
contact with the public. For those BB
whoso duties do not It' Is'left to the B
dlscietlon ot heads of departments to B
allow or to forbid vnioklng. But their B
discretion Is llmlto IHo tho cigar and B
the cigarette. Nq.pj&c are t0 I 1 ftB
Uwtd. . ffl