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Humphrey Van Weyden. critic and dilet
tante. finds himself aboard the sealing
schooner :;host. Captain WVolf Larsen.
bound to Japan waters. The captain
nmakes him cabin boy "for the good of his
soul." Wolf hazes a seaman and makes
It the basis fr a philosophic discussion
with Hump. Hump s intimacy with Wolf
ncreases. A carnival of brutality breaks
oose in the ship. Wolf proves himself
the master brute. Hump is made mate
on the hell-ship and proves that he has
learned "to stand on his own legs." Two
men desert the vessel in one of the small
'boats. A young woman and four men.
survivors of a steamer wreck, are res
cued from a small boat. The deserters
are sighted, but Wolf stands away and
3eaves them to drown. Maude Brewster.
the rescued girl, sees the cook towed over
side to give him a bath and his foot
bitten off by a shark as he is hauled
aboard. She begins to realize her danger
at the hands of Wolf. Van Weyden real
ises that he loves Maude. Wolf's brother,
Death Larsen. comes on the sealing
grounds in the steam sealer Macedonia,
"hogs" the sea. and Wolf captures sev
eral of his boats. The Ghost runs away
in a tog. Wolf furnishes liquor to the
"He led a lost cause, and he was not
siraid of God's thunderbolts." Wolf
Larsen was saying. "Hurled into hell
be was unbeaten. A third of God's
angels he had led with him, and
straightway he incited man to rebel
'against God, and gained for himself
and hell the major portion of all the
generations of man. Why was he beat
mn out of heaven? Because he was less
brave than God? less proud? less
aspiring? No! A thousand times no!
God was more powerful, as he said,
'Whom thunder hath made greater. But
;Lucifer was a free spirit. To serve
rwas to suffocate. He preferred suf
Sering in freedom to all the happiness
of a comfortable servility. He did not
care to serve God. He cared to serve
'nothing. He was no figurehead. He
stood on his own legs. He was an in
"The first anarchist," Maud laughed,
rising and preparing to withdraw to
"Then it is good to be an anarchist!"
she cried. He, too, had risen, and he
stood facing her, where she had paused
at the door of her room, as he went
" 'Here at last
'We shall be free; the Almighty hath not
ress for his envy; will not drive us
Mere we may reign secure; and in my
T~o reign is worth ambition, though in
,Better to reign in hell than serve In
It was the defiant cry of a mighty
spirit The cabin still rang with his
,'voice, as he stood there, swaying, his
bronsed face shining, his head up and
dominant, and his eyes, golden and
masculine, intensely masculine and in
astently soft. flashing upon Maud at
I Again that annamable and unmis
Ktakable terror was in her eyes, and she
Plaid, almost in a whisper, "You are
The door closed and she was gone.
He stood staring after her for a min
lte, then returned to himself and to
"I'll relieve Louis at the wheel," he
said shortly, "and call upon you to re
Illeve at midnight. Better turn in now
and get some sleep."
I knew not what had aroused me,
but I found myself out of my bunk, on
my feet, wide awake, my soul vibrat
ling to the warning of danger as it
!might have thrilled to a trumpet call.
I threw open the door. The cabin light
was burning low. I saw Maud, my
Maud, straining and struggling and
crushed in the embrace of Wolf Lar
sen's arms. I could see the vain beat
and flutter of her as she strove, press
tag her face against his breast, to
escape from him. All this 'I saw on
the very instant of seeing and as I
I struck him with my fst, on the
face, as he raised his head, but it was
a puny blow. He roared in a ferocious,
animal-like way, and gave me a shove
with his hand. It was only a shove, a
flirt of the wrist, yet so tremendous
was his strength that I was hurled
backward as from a catapult. I struck
the door of the stateroom which had
formerly been Mugrldge's, splintering
and smashing the panels with the Im
past of my body. I struggled to my
feet. with difficulty dragging myself
lear of the wrecked door, unaware of
any hurt whatever. I was conscious
only of an overmastering rage. I think
I, too. cried aloud, as I drew the knife
at my hip and sprang forward a sec
WICKEDEST CITY ON EARTH
Irkutsk, in Siberia, May Well Lay
Claim to That Altogether Un
Which is the wickedest city in the
If you ask an American this ques
tuon, he will probably name Chicago.
which has a most unenviable reputa
ton. But he will be wrong. The dis
redlt undoubtedly belong to Irkutsk.
In Siberia. The population of lhkutsk
-the very name has a cut-throat
srt of sound about it-is 120,000, and
every year five hundred murders are
emmitted there. That is a world's
record; and, what is worse, the mur
derers generally get off scot-tfree, for
arresta average only about one in
every fty murders, and only one-half
a the ursts are followed by oonvi
a orier to remedy this state of af
rs. Irkutsh once decided to have a
vigilance committee of its own.
it g I oce-t worst vigilance corn
oimme record, for ez-onviets and
',glm tho eamrelMed themselves by
But something had happened. They
were reeling apart. I was close upon
him, my knife uplifted, but I withheld
the blow. I was puzzled by the strange
ness of it. Maud was leaning against
the wall, one hand out for support;
but he was staggering, his left hand
pressed against his forehead and cov
ering his eyes. and with the right he
was groping about him in a dazed sort
of way. It struck against the wall.
and his body seemed to express a mus
cular and physical relief at the con
tact, as though he had found his bear
Ings, his location In space as well as
something against which to lean.
Then I saw red again. All my
wrongs and humiliations flashed upon
me with a dazzling brightness, all that
I had suffered and others had suffered
at his hands, all the enormity of the
man's very existence. I sprang on
him, blindly, insanely, and drove the
knife into his shoulder. I knew then,
that it was no more than a flesh wound
- had felt the steel grate on his shoul
der-blade-and I raised the knife to
strike at a more vital part.
But Maud had seen my first blow.
and she cried, "Don't! Please don't!"
I dropped my arm for a moment, and
a moment only. Again the knife was
raised, and Wolf Larsen would have
surely died had she not stepped be
tween. HBr arms were around me, her
hair was brushing my face. My pulse
rushed up in an unwonted manner, yet
my rage mounted with it. She looked
me bravely in the eyes.
"For my sake," she begged.
"I would kill him for your sake!" I
cried, trying to free my arm without
"Hush!" she said, and laid her fin
gers lightly on my lips. I could have
kissed them, had I dared, e'ven then,
in my rage, the touch of them was so
sweet, so very sweet. "Please. please,"
she pleaded, and she disarmed me by
the Words, as I was to discover they
would ever disarm me.
I stepped back, separating from her,
and replaced the knife in its sheath.
I looked at Wolf Larsen. He still
pressed his left hand against his fore
head. It covered his eyes. His head
was bowed. He seemed to have grown
limp. His body was sagging at the
hips, his great shoulders were droop
ing and shrinking forward.
"Van Weyden!" he called hoarsely,
and with a note of fright in his voice.
"Oh, Van Weyden! where are you?"
I looked at Maud. She did not
speak, but nodded her head.
"Here I am," I answered, stepping
to his side. "What is the matter?"
"Help me to a seat." he said, in the
same hoarse, frightened voice.
"I am a sick man. a very sick man.
Hump." he said, as he left my sustain
ing grip and sank into a chair.
"What is the matter?" I asked, rest
ing my hand on his shoulder. "What
can I do for you?"
But he shook off my hand with an
irritated movement, and for a long
I Saw Maud-Crushed in the Embrace
of Wolf Larsen's Arms.
time I stood by his side in silence.
Maud was looking on, her face awed
and frightened. What had happened
to him we could not imagine.
"Hump," he said at last, "I must get
into my bunk. Lend me a hand. I'll
be all right in a little while. It's those
damn headaches, I believe. I was
afraid of them. I had a feeling-no, I
don't know what I'm talking about
Help me into my bunt"
the score, and were given exceptional
power by the gorernor.
The reign of terror which Lollowed
is unparalleled in criminal history.
The police were massacred. Rich
merchants were shot in broad day
light, under pretence of being mus
pect~, A system of "house-Inspec
tion" and "penal confiscation" was in
trod'ced, which was another way of
saying wholesale burglary.
Where Accordions Are Popular.
The natives of Madagascar are
great lovers of music, and in addition
to their own primitive instruments the
accordion is very popular. Within the
last few years the importation of these
instruments has shown a steady in
crease, about 20,000 being imported
annually to the value of about 150.000
tfrancs ($28,950). These goods have
practically all been imported from
"8cribbler claims that his latest
novel li absolutely true to life."
"He must be awfully tired of lif it
he th~.ks it is sathin like that.
But when I got him into his bunk
he again buried his face in his hands.
covering his eyes, and as I turned to
go I could hear him murmuring. "I am
a sick man, a very sick man."
Maud looked at me inquiringly as
I emerged. I shook my head, saying:
"Something has happened to him.
What. I don't know. He is helpless.,
and frightened. I imagine, for the first
time in his life. It must have occurred
before he received the knife-thrust.
which made only a superficial wound.
You must have seen what happened."
She shook her head. "I saw noth
ing. It is just as mysterious to me.
He suddenly released me and stag
gored away. But what shall we do?
What shall I do?"
"If you will wait, please, until I come
back." I answered.
I went on deck. Louis was at the
"You may go for'ard and turn in,"
I said, taking it from him.
He was quick to obey, and I found
myself alone on the deck of the Ghost.
As quietly as was possible. I clewed up
the topsails, lowered the flying jib and
staysall, backed the jib over, and flat
tened the mainsail. Then I went be
low to Maud. I placed my finger on
my lips for silence, and entered Wolf
Larsen's room. He was in the same
position in which I had left him, and
his head was rocking-almost writh
ing-from side to side.
"Anything I can do for you?" J
He made no reply at first, but on my
repeating the question he answered.
"No, no; I'm all right. Leave me alone
But as I turned to go I noted that his
head had resumed its rocking motion.
Maud was waiting patiently for me.
and I took notice, with a thrill of joy.
of the queenly poise of her head and
her glorious, calm eyes. Calm and
sure they were as her spirit itself.
"Will you trust yofrself to me for
a journey of six hundred miles or so?"
"You mean-?" she asked, and I
knew she had guessed aright.
"Yes, I mean just that," I replied.
"There is nothing left for us but the
"For me, you mean." she said. "You
are certainly as safe here as you have
"No, there is nothing left for us but
the open boat," I iterated stoutly.
"Will you please dress as warmly-as
you can, at once, and make into a
bundle whatever you wish to bring
"And make all haste." I added, as
she turned toward her stateroom.
The lazaretto was directly beneath
the cabin, and, opening the trapdoor
in the floor and carrying a candle with
me, I dropped down and began over
hauling the ship's stores. I selected
mainly from the canned goods, and by
the time I was ready, willing hands
were extended from above to receive
what I passed up.
We worked in silence. I helped my
self also to blankets, mittens, oilskins.
caps, and such things, from the slop
chest. It was no light adventure, this
trusting ourselves in a small boat to
so raw and stormy a sea, and it was
imperative that we should guard our
selves against cold and wet.
We worked feverishly at carrying
our plunder on deck and depositing it
amidships, so feverishly that Maud.
whose strength was hardly a positive
quantity, had to give over, exhausted,
and sit on the steps at the break of the
poop. This did not serve to recover
her, and she lay on her back, on the
hard deck, arms stretched out and
whole body relaxed. It was a trick I
remembered of my sister, and I knew
she would soon be herself again. I
knew, also, that weapons would not
come amiss, and I re-entered Wolf Lar
sen's stateroom to get his rifle and
shotgun. I spoke to him, but he made
no answer, though his head was still
rocking from side to side and he was
"Good-by, Lucifer," I whispered to
myself as I softly closed the door.
Next to obtain was a stock of am
munition-an easy matter, though I
had to enter the steerage companion
way to do it. Here the hunters stored
the ammunition boxes they carried in
the boats, and here, but a few feet
from their noisy revels, I took posses
sion of two boxes.
Next, to lower a boat. Not so
simple a task for one man. Having
cast off the lashings, I hoisted first on
the forward tackle, then on the att.
till the boat cleared the rail, when I
lowered away, one tackle and then the
othqr, for a couple of feet, till it hung
snugly, above the water, against the
schooner's side. I made certain that
it contained the proper equipment of
oars, rowlocks and saiL Water was
a consideration, and I robbed every
boat aboard of its breaker. As there
were nine boats all told. it meant that
we should have plenty of water, and
ballast as well, though there was the
chance that the boat would be over
loaded, what of the generous supply of
other things I was taking.
A few minutes sufficed to finish the
loading, and I lowered the boat into
the water. As I helped Maud over the
rail and felt her form close to mine,
it was all I could do to keep from cry
"SWAT RABBIT," NEW SLOGAN
They're Vermin, Not Game, Engllsh
Timber Owners Are Now Be
To encourage the growing of more
timber in England by organizing all
resources of labor, a committee has
been appointed by the government un
der the chairmanship of Francis Ac
land, the London Chronicle states.
Lord Selborne, minister for agrical
ture, drew attention to this step at an
exhibition of English timber organ
ized by the English Forestry associa
tion at the Burveyors' institution,
He said that the committee was ap
pealing to land owners and land
agents to let them see their woods
and make proposals for the purchase
of timber. The committee appealed
to the owners to give what help they
possibly could in the tfelling, conver
sion and hauling of the timber.
It an English landowner would con
sider that rabbits are not game but
vermin, uas they certainly are, and go
in for the eultivatlon of tmber, it
ing out, "I love you! I love you!"
Truly Humphrey Van Weydee was at
last In love. I thought, as her fingers
clung to mine while I lowered her
down to the boat. I held on to the rail
with one hand and supported her
weight with the other. and I was proud
at the moment of the feat. It was a
strength I had not possessed a few
months before, on the day I said good
by to Charley Furuseth and started
As the boat ascended on a sea. her
feet4ouched and I released her hands.
I cast off the tackles and leaped after
her. I had never rowed in my life, but
I put out the oars and at the expense
of much effort got the boat clear of
the Ghost. Then I experimented with
the sail. I had seen the boat steerers
and hunters set their spritsails many
times, yet this was my first attempt.
What took them possibly two minutes
took me twenty, but in the end I suc
ceeded in setting and trimming it, and
with the steering oar in my hands
hauled on the wind.
"There lies Japan," I remarked.
"straight before us."
"Humphrey Van Weyden," she said.
"you are a brave man."
"Nay," I answered. "it Is you who
are a brave woman."
We turned our heads, swayed by a
common impulse to see the last of the
Ghost. Her low hull lifted and rolled
to windward on a sea; her canvas
"Good-by, Lucifer," I whispered to My
self, as I Softly Closed the Door.
loomed darkly in the night; her
lashed wheel creaked as the rudder
kicked; then sight and sound of her
faded away and we were alone on the
There is no need of going into an
extended recital of our suffering in the
small boat during the many days we
were driven and drifted, here and
there, willy-nilly, across the wide
expanse of ocean. The high wind
blew from the northwest for twenty
four hours, when it fell calm, and in
the night sprang up from the south
west. This was dead in our teeth, but
I took in the sea-anchor I had roughly
made and set sail, hauling a course on
the wind which took us in a south
southeasterly direction. It was an
even choice between this and the west
northwesterly course which the wind
permitted, but the warm airs of the
south fanned my desire for a warmer
sea and swayed my decision.
In three hours-it was midnight, I
well remember, and as dark as I had
ever seen it on the sea-the wind, still
blowing out of the southwest, rose tfu
riously, and once again I was com
pelled to set the sea-anchor.
Day broke and found me wan-eyed
and the ocean lashed white, the boat
pitching, almost on end, to its drag.
We were in imminent danger of being
swamped by the whitecaps. As it was.
spray and spume came aboard in such
quantitles that I bailed without cesa
tion. The blankets were soaking. Ev
erything was wet except Maud, and
she, in oilsakins, rubber boots, and son'
wester, was dry, all but her face and
hands and a stray wisp of hair. 8he:
relieved me at the bailing hole from
time to time, and bravely she threw
out the water and faced the storm. All
things are relative. It was no more
than a stiff blow, but to us, flghting
for life in our trail craft, it was indeed
Cold and cheerless, the wind beat
ing on our faces, the white seas roar
ing by, we struggled through the
day. Night came, but neither of us
slept. Day came, and still the wind
beat on our faces and the white seas
roared past. By the second night
Maud was falling asleep from exhaus
tlon. I covered her with oilskins and
a tarpaulin. She was comparatively
dry, but she was numb with the cold.
I feared greatly that she might die in
the night; but day broke, cold and
cheerless, with the same clouded sky
and beating wind and roaring seas.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
would be to his great benefit, the com
The war huas created a big demand
for timber, boards and scantling, espe
cially the kind used in the erection of
huts. During the last twelve months
more pit wood has found its way to
the English coal field than has been
the case for the last twenty years.
Some of the men present said that
while they would do all that was poe
sible to give aid to the government in
this direction, they were disinclined
to feather the nests of the timber derl
Oppose Ostriches in Harnessml
The Humane society of Los Angeles,
Cal., has taken up arms agalnst the
use of the ostrich in harness and ha.
introduced a measure seeking to make
their use for that purpose unlawful.
Some of the reasons advanced are:
The birds are danlgerous because they
are liable to kick in any direction;
they violate the speed laws and they
are a menace to tratc because, with
their well-kaewn fondness for hard
ware, they are apt to eat auto ace
sriesliesmass tall lihtsh sea
GAS-UASK.DRILL FOR VILLAGERS
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Girl in a French village near the war front teaching her younger sister
how to use the ga mask when the signal is given that poison gas is being
ADDS FREAK FOODS
War Responsible for Queer
Things on Menu.
Potato Flour Bread and Artificial Pro
tein Join Soup Cubes and Pudding
Fond of Snails.
Washington.-War stringencies have
called forth a number of unusual
foods, among them a bread made
largely of potato flour, artificial pro
tein cakes, green bone meal prepara
tions, together with innumerable
foods manufactured in the laboratory
In tabloid form. So soup cubes, pud
ding powders, meat eeaences and vege
table extracts-always more or less
prominent in the kitchen of the Euro
pean housewife-have, according to
reports from the belligerent countries,
received a tremendous stimulus
through the war.
War may create scarcity of the arti
cles on a community's accepted menu
and yet, there may be plenty of food
about for those who eat it. For ex
ample, there may be an abundance of
snails and grasshoppers on hand
while a people, thoughtless of these
delidcles, starve for meat. Showing
somewhat of the range of foodstuffs,
when we consider the world by and
large, a bulletin Just given out by the
National Geographic society at Wash
ington enumerates a few of the freak
foods in other countries. It reads:
"There is no accounting for the
treaks of human appetites. The Roose
velt story of how he got the best
wort` &ut of the men with sharp-filed
teeth by promising them the choicest
bits of raw hippopotamus and rhi
noceros steak for speed in skinning
will be recalled by many who read
the articles in the magazines at the
time of his African expedition.
"Capt. Robert H. - artlctt, command
er of the Karluk, which carried Stef
anason to Arctic waters, says that, on
his return from Herald Island to
northern Siberia, he found raw polar
bear meat tasting bettcr than any
piece do resistance he hr -rer eaten
in the home country.
"The Frenchman likes his snails
and wonders how anyone who accepts
oysters can refuse them.
I "In Canton, China, rats sell for 50
cents a dosen, and a dog steak brings
more per pound than a leg of mut
"The Chinese mandarin pays $30
a pound for birds' nests from which
his soup is concocted.
"In parts of the West Indies the
palm worm is stewed in fat.
"Certain African tribes are as fond
of caterpillars as an American is of
reed birds on toast.
"The Turks are as disgusted with
oysters as we are with the fish the
"Mating earth, or geophasgy, is a
common thing in many parts of the
world. In some parts of Europe a
butter is made of fine clay, and in
other regions various kinds of earth
are sold in the open market. The
Persians use some variety of soil in
making their sweetmeats.
"In Mexico the eggs of certain spe
des of flies are used by the Indians
in making food paste, which is re
garded as a great delicacy.
"Some of the Arctic tribes allow
their fish to decompose, when it be
comes to them the same savory dell
cacy that limburger or harser cheese
is to aus, while, in point of trute ra
grance, the palm remains to the fish.
"The Arabs, mnd many other of the
ssr-eastern peoples, prepare their
bread in sheets almost as thin as tis
se paper sad find these crisp, taste
less things pleaals.
"In Central America, where creep
ing things are regarded as clean and
reasmable, the lizard, the iguana,
forms a choice artcele of tood.
"Ammg the tribee of southern Rue
sa mres" milk, soared into an acrld,
stra asting beverage, constitutes
Veleae Pumie on Ship.
SBan Frnacisco.-Pumice stone from
Ssuebarie disturbance mingled with
the waves which battered the Oceanic
Steamship compeany's liner Sierra dr
tair a hurricane three days out from
Sydey, New South Wales, according
to a report made by the captain of
the eameru, wrhn it reached port
bee P hebous the ship was Itn a
Sor pumie, pees varin tin sie
rm a mMrbe, he says, to a silk
hat hbeig threwa c deck by the
the chief article of diet, and the West
erner, who.at first finds it nauseating,
comes to form a strong attachment
for this drink.
"In Syria, Mesopotamia and in Pal
estine and South Africa, the locust
often graces the table in a roasted
condition, and those who have eaten it
pronounce its meat full of the most
CINDERS KEEP THEM WARM
Construction Work on Pennsylvania
Railroad Makes Place a Winter
Resort for Hobos.
Beaver Falls, Pa.-The Penndylvania
Railroad company has been making a
f11 of the Beaver river between New
Brighton and Rochester with the in
tention of changing its main line be
tween the two points to eliminate a
long curve. The fill requires hun
dreds of carloads of cinders, which are
loaded into the cars while red hot.
When unloaded they retain their heat
This has made the place a winter
resort for hobos. At all hours the
entire embankment, a mile or more
in length, swarms with a heteroge
neous crowd of old and young men,
who eat, drink, make merry and sleep.
On the hot cinders the tramps
make coffee and cook the fruits of for
aging parties. When sleepy they
scoop out a bed in the warm ashes,
and after carefully removing the
clinkers burrow down in the yielding
mass and sleep in comparative com
fort on the coldest nights, with only
their heads visible.
TO REVIVE INDIAN CUSTOM
So antagonistic to all that modern
civilization means were the ancient
custom and lore of the American In
diana that like their believers they
have fast disappeared-have almost
passed out of the memory of modern
man. Some of the customs, however,
are so beautiful that at infrequent in
tervals they are revived and one such
resurrection of the lore of the dead
past bids fair to become a society tad
in the near future. It was an ancient
tribal custom among certain of the
American aborigines that all maidens
should wear a single feather of the
eagle as a pert of their headdress. A
very impressive ceremony at the time
of a girl's marriage was the break
ing and scattering to the four winds
of this symbol of girlhood. The pio
ture shows Miss Marguerite Hawks
worth, reputed to have Indian blood
in her veins, the daughter of a former
prominent railroad president and co1r
poration attorney of New York, wear
ing the eagle's feather after the an
clent Indian custom, a tad that bids
fair to become popular in New York's
Coilar Button Cause of Cough.
Brenham, Tex.-George Burch, twen
tyone, obtained rebele from a cough
of 12 or i1 years' duration recently by
coughins up q collar button which he
had swallowed years ago. Burch'es
health had been very bad and he
thought he had tuberculoss.
Ueenee for Cats.
Trentons. N. J.-The assembly paed
a bill providingt a licene fee* e all
cats, the money raiseed to go to the
veseer of te .
EXPORT WAR STUFF
America Shipping More Munitions
Than Ever Before.
All Records Broken During 1915, Ao
cording to Statistics of Port of
New York-Value of Ship
New York.-Exports of gunpowder
and other explosives reached record
breaking proportions during 1915 and
particularly during the last month of
the year, when in this period alone
they exceeded in volume and value
more than the total of the entire
twelve months of the preceding year.
The total shipments in 1915 were 83,
884,703 pounds of dynamite, according
to a statement issued by Dow, Jones &
Co. The total value of 1915 shipments
of gunpowder was $66,346,770, against
$289,983 in 1914. The average price
per pound was 79 cents in 1915, against
33 cents in the preceding year. The
greatest deliveries were in November
and December exports was $20,201,180.
and that of the November exports $16.
730,384, which was nearly three times
the money value of the October ship
A compilation by the foreign trade
department of the National City bank
of New York shows that the March
exports from the port of New York
thus far average about $55,000,000 per
week against $38,000,000 per week in
February and $51,000,000 per week in
December and January. This is the
more remarkable in view of the fact
that the difficulties of obtaining vessel
space on the Atlantic have led certain
exporters of merchandise to the
Orient to send their goods by rail
across the continent, and thence by
vessel across the Pacific. These rail
shipments, while intended for export,
are no longer ihaluded in the export
statements of the port of New York.
Nevertheless, the total exports from
the port of New York for the first
week of March were $57,500,000, and
those of the second week, while slight
ly less, will probably bring the aver
age for the first half of the month up
to about $55,000,000 per week, or fully
40 per cent more than the weekly av
erage of February, and considerably
more than that of December and Jan
War material, foodstuffs and horses
continue the chief articles in the
The announcement that Portugal is
to be included in the list of nations at
war lends interest to a statement com
piled by the foreign trade department
of the National City bank of New
York on the commerce of that country
and its trade relations with the United
States. While Portugal is compara
tively a small country it has 6.000,.000
people, or practically as many as all
of the New England states. It is quite
densely populated, despite its moun
tainous area, the average number of
persons per square mile being 168, or
nearly four times that of the United
Its foreign commerce amounts to
approximately $150,000,000 per annum.
having more than doubled in the past
twenty years, and increased about 60
per cent in the last decade. Its Im
ports are considerably more than
double its exports, the total imports of
1913 having been $96,000,000 in value,
and its exports but $38,000,000. The
principal imports are coal, cotton,
wool, raw silk, hides, wheat, sugar and
manufactures, especially of iron and
steel. The principal exports are wine,
cocoa, sardines and cork
WHEAT IS 4,000 YEARS OLD
Came From Ruins In Egypt, But is
Kept in Texas in Hermetically
Dallau, Tex.-When the late John
Cardwell of Austin was United States
consul at Cairo, Egypt, he sent to his
old friend, CoL F. P. Holland of Dal
las, a small quantity of wheat that he
had taken from the tomb of one of the
ancient kings in newly-explored ruins
upon the banks of the Nile.
This wheat was known to be more
than four thousand years old.1 The
glassu container which holds the grain
is hermetically sealed. To all out
ward appearances the wheat is just uas
sound uas the day it was flayed from
the head in the long ag~ when the
earth was inhabited by a civilisation
that is now forgtotten, The grains are
plump and large.
"I have been told that the graIns
would probably germinate it planted,
but I have never tried any of them,"
Colonel Holland said.
STUDENTS HYPNOTIZE SELVES
Boys of Jnlversity of Missourl De
it by 4zling Steadily at Bright
Columbia, Mo.-A demostration of
hypnotism by Prof. Max Myer, head of
the paychology department at the Unti
versity of Missouri, recently showed
that hypnoesis can be induced without
the influence of a hypnotist Profee
sor Myer hypnotized students by hav
ing them gae steadily at a bright ob
ject with no sound to distract atten
Later he suggtested that the hypno
tized student was an artist painting a
picture, a wounded soldier home from
the trenches or an intoxicated diner
out, and the students acted their parts.
Lee 8. Eads of Hamilton. Mo., was
the "star subject" in Professor Myers
demonstration of hypnotism.
Harrison, N. J.-The Ping-Pong wed
ding was solemnised here when Miss
8uey Ping, eishteen, was married to
I Ching Pons of Waterbury, Conn. Both
I are Americanised and the wedding was
Ashes to Ashee.
West OrMsa, N. J.-"Cremate my
body and pet the ashes ina as h cm"
wrote Robert Lett, a "movie" aeter
efatbrehendedhi si St b7 aheeb