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IN 1907 THAN EVER.
FRANK P. SARGENT HAB MADE
PUBLIC HIS ANNUAL
Immigration to America during the
year ended June 30, 1907, was vastly
greater than In any previous year or
the history of the United States, ac
cording to the annual report of Frank
P. Sargent, commissioner general of
Immigration and naturalization, which
has been made public. Of this great
flood of immigration Commissioner
"An army of 1,285,349 souls, drawn
hither by the free institutions and the
marvelous prosperity of our country—
the chance here afforded every honest
toller to gain a livelihood by the sweat
of his brow or the exercise of his in
telligence—surpasses In numbers the
record of all preceding years."
The Immigration for 1907 exceeded
that for 1900 by 184,614, and that for
1905 by 258,850, or an increase over
1906 of more than 17 per cent, and
over 1905 of more than 25 per cent.
During the fiscal year 1906, 12,432
aliens were rejected at our ports, dur
ing the past year 13,164, an Increase of
632; hence the total number of those
who have sought admission in 1907,
vizi, 1,298,513, exceeds the number v;ho
applied In 1906, viz., 1,113,167, by 186,-
Commissioner Sargent says it is of
particular significance that many im
migrants landed at porta in the south
during the past year, and he refers es
pecially to a party of 473 Belgians, ex
cellent types of immigrants, received
at Charleston, S. C., having been in
duced to go there by the state author
ities. The increase of immigration to
tho south, the commissioner says. Is
directly connected with the growing
desire of the southern states to draw
within their boundaries a number of
the better class of Immigrants, it be
ing considered by practically all of the
leading men of the section that the
future development and welfare of the
south depends upon its ability to re
ceive and absorb a reliable laboring
and farming element. Striking In
creases are also shown at New Orleans
Twenty-seven countries showed in
creases and 11 decreases. The tide of
immigration from some of the coun
tries is indicated by the following fig
Austria-Hungary, 338,452, increase,
73,3x4; Bulgaria. Servla and Montene
gro, 11,359, increase, 6693; Prance.
9731, increase, 345; German empire,
37,807, Increase. 243; Greece, 36.580, In
crease, 17,091; Italy, Including Sicily
and Sardinia. 285.731, increase, y,611;
Russian empire and Finland. 258,943
Increase. 43,278; Turkey. 20,767, in
crease, 11,257; England. 56,637, in
crease, 7146; Ireland, 34,530, decrease,
465; Scotland, 19,740; increase, 3874;
China, 961, increase, 183; Japan. 30,-
226, Increase, 16,391; British North
America, 189,919, increase, 14,855;
West Indies, 16,689. Increase, 3033.
Interest naturally attaches to the
proportionately large immigration
from Japan. While the exclusion laws
have rendered practically null the Im
migration from China, the immigra
tion from Japan, while relatively not
groat, has trebled in the past year.
This Increase is significant, too, be
cause It c mes in the face of the regu
lations adopted by the American gov
ernment with the consent of Japan,
which waa hoped would curtail the im
migration of Japanese to this country
Commissioner Sargent presents ex
cerpts from official reports made to hit
bureau by Inspectors sent to Mexico
and Canada to study the situation with
special reference to the coming of
Japanese to America through those
countries. The reports show that thou
sands of Japanese landed in Mexico
during the past year and ultimately
gained admission, surreptitiously, into
thiß country. Once In the United States
it was impossible to locate them, ex
cept In the rarest Instances. While
the regulations concerning Japanese
Immigration have tended to reduce the
number of regularly admitted Immi
grants, hundreds of Japanese are still
coming into the country by Btealth.
SHAH OF PERBIA GIVES UP. 1
Yield* Struggle With Parliament-
Teheran, Persia, Dec. 26.—The shah
has yielded In the struggle between
himself and piarllament. He has
signed and sealed a declaration on the
Koran accepting the demands of the
constitutionalists, which include the
punishment of the leaders In the riots
and the dissolution of the court clique.
This declaration he sent to the assem
bly as a mark of his determination to
adhere to the constitution.
Mrs. Bradley in Salt Lake.
Having sold sufficient books to se
cure transportation west, Mrs. Annie
Bradley Ib now in Salt Lake with her
family to enter civil action to secure
part of the late Senator Brown's es
tate. Brown left property worth about
9100,000 to his son Max and daughter
Idaho and Oregon, Too, Show Big
Gains in Lumber Production, Ac-.,
cording to Forestry Report.
Washington led In 1906 In the pro
duction of lumber, with 4,305,053,000
feet; it was three times that of 1899
and approximated twice the output of
any other state.
The forest service has prepared its
report on tho ! umber census for the
year 1966 and > resents facts showing
that the timber Industry in this coun
try has grown to Immense proportions,
its aggregate value being about $600,-
000,000, or 5 per cent on $12,000,000,-
The reported lumber production of
the United States was 37,550,736,000
feet, with a mill value of $621,151,388,
the largest quantity ever reported for
a single year and by far the greatest
value. In addition there were pro
duced 11,858,260,000 shingles, valued
at $24,154,555, and 3,812,807,000 lath,
valued at $11,490,570. The total value
of the lumber, lath and shingle produc
tlon reported In 1906 was thus $656,-
79b,513. Making a fair allowance for
incomplete reports, It Is safe to say
that, at present the annual lumber cut
of the United States approximates 40,-
000,000,000 feet and that the total mill
value of the lumber, lath and shingles
annually produced Is not less than
The changes which have taken place
in the cut of the various species are
strikingly reflected in this table. The
cut of Idaho In 1906 was more than
six times that of 1899, that of Wash
ington was triple and that of Oregon
more than double. In the same length
of time the lumber production of
ljouisiana Increased 151.1 per cent,
that of California 83.7 per cent and
that of Mississippi 53 per cent. On
the other hand, the cuts of Indiana and
Ohio decreased 54 per cent, that of
Georgia 36.4 per cent and that of Wis
consin and Michigan 30 per cent.
In 1906 Idaho cut 418,944,000 and
Oregon 1,604,894,000 feet.
ANOTHER COAL MINE HORROR
Over 250 Miners Are Entombed and
There Is No Hope to Rescue
Jacobs Creek, Pa., Dec. 21.—An ex
plosion of gas in the Darr mine of
the Pittsburg Coal company, located
here, has entombed between 200 and
250 miners, and there Is scarcely a ray
of hope that a single one of them will
be taken from the mine alive. Par
tially wrecked buildings in the vicinity
of the mine and the few bodies found
early in the rescue work indicate an
explosion of such terrific force that it
seems impossible that any one could
have survived It. All of the 13 bodies
taken out Up to this time are terribly
mutilated, and three of them are head
This is the third mine disaster since
the first of the month in the veins of
bituminous coal underlying western
Pennsylvania and West Virginia, for
the Naomi mine, near Fayette City,
and the two mines at Monongah, W.
Va., in which the earlier exploslous
happened, are in the same belt as the
local workings. The last catastrophe
swells the number of victims of deadly
mine gas for tbe 19 days to between
550 and 600.
FOREIGN MISBIONB GROWING.
Addition of 13,000 to Protestant Faiths
Tbe foreign missionary work done
by the united efforts of the Protestant
churches of America and Europe dur
lng the last year is summarized by sta
tistics published by the Rev. E. E.
Strong, secretary of the American
board of foreign missions, showing a
gain of nearly $3,000,000 over the to
taTTecelpts of the previous year, and
an addition of 13,000 communicants,
making a total of 1,598,644 now en
In the United States there are 87
principal organizations engaged in this
work, with a multitude of auxiliary so
cieties. These organizations are
supporting 5288 missionaries in foreign
In the churches occupied by these
missionaries there are enrolled 610,938
communicants. The contributions re
ported by the 37 organizations in the
United States within the year have
amounted to $8,997,970.
BILLIONS IN THE 1907 CROPS
Wheat Brings More Than A Half
Billion—Stupendous Bums From
Washington, Dec. 23.—The total
value of the farm crops for 1907 cov
ered in today's census crop reports
was 93,494,000,090, aa Increase af $478,-
000,000 over 1906. The farm value on
December 1 of four chief grain crops
Corn, $1,340,446,000; winter wheat,
$361,217,000; spring wheat, $193,220,-
000; oata, $334,568,000.
Return Via Suez.
Admiral Evans has authorized the
statement for publication that he per
sonally believes that the navy depart
ment's Intentions are that tbe fleet
shall return via the Suez route next
summer or fall.
Sample Pills Prove Fatal.
Worcester. Mass., Dec. 24. —Miss
Annie McGuire, 18 years old, of Clin
ton, Is dead after having taken two
headache pills that were left at the
door of her home by a sample dis
AFTER TRIP AROUND
3AYB POSSIBLE WAR WITH
JAPAN IS ALL FOOL
William H. Taft, secretary of war,
has returned from his trip around the
world, bringing renewed assurance of
Japan's friendliness toward the United
States, but declining to say anything
with respect to the political situation
in this country. He said he had been
too long out of intimate touch with
present affairs at home to discuss
them in any way. One of Mr. Taft'B
interviewers had the temerity to ask:
"Well, Secretary, tell us who Is your
choice for president."
Amid general laughter, in which he
heartily joined, the secretary replied:
"1 guess I will have to leave that to
Looking exceedingly well, the secre
tary said he had taken dally five-mile
walks on the decks of the President
Grant during the 13 days' trip from
"It is the height of foolishness to
talk of possible war with Japan," de
clared the secretary. "Japan does not
desire war with us, and we certainly
do not desire war with Japan. If there
was any war spirit anywhere In Japan
I failed to find the slightest note of It.
Everywhere there was talk of con
tinued peace. I speak very confidently
about this. Our trade relations with
Japan are extensive and constantly
growing. Japan's exports amount an
nually to about $160,000,000, of which
we take about one-third. The exports
conslßt largely of mattings, laces, em
broideries and other fancy work, In the
production of which many people are
interested. We, In turn, ship vast quan
tities of flour, oil and such commodi
ties to Japan. This sort of trade is a
"What about the Pacific fleet?"
"The sailing must have been a mag
nificent sight. We have line ships and
a fine personnel, and as long as the
Pacific ocean belongs to us as much
as to anybody else I see no reason why
we should not send our ships there on
a practice cruise. The Japanese are
too Intelligent and high-minded to at
tribute any false motive to the move
"The trip through Russia was made
partly to save time and partly because
I had crossed the Pacific six times and
was rather anxious to see the terri
tory. My visit was in no sense official.
So many courtesies were shown me
from the moment I put foot on Rus
sian soil that I could not have re
fused, even had I desired to do so, the
invitation to an audience of the em
peror. I was much impressed by the
emperor's personality, and his entire
familiarity with current affairs, es
pecially American politics.
"At Moscow I had the rather novel
experience of dining one day with an
official who next d<y was made the
target of a bomb. This was Governor
General Guerschelmann. 'ine ride
through Siberia was most enlightening
and gave one a different Idea of that
country from what It Is generally con
ceived to be. Especially is this true
as to agriculture, minerals and popu
lation. Western Siberia will probably
undergo the same process of develop
ment as our middle west, and I believe
in time it will be the center of popu
lation of the Russian empire.
"I was much pleased with conditions
In the Philippines. They were much
better than I had hoped for. The ini
tial proceedings of the flrst Philippine
assembly and Its tendency to conserva
tism, despite the supposed radical ma
jority, were most gratifying.
"In China the American residents
were anxious for reassurance as to
America's intention toward maintain
ing the 'open door' policy. At the ban
quet in Shanghai I endeavered to give
Cannon Shells Come High.
The navy department has awarded
contracts for furnishing shells for the
bureau of ordnance as follows:
The Firth Stirling Steel company,
3000 12-inch at 1220 each, 2300 eight
inch at |70 each, 3000 seven-inch at
$50, and 24,000 six-inch at $26.50 each.
The Crucible Steel company, 100 10-
Inch at $100 and 300 13-inch at $300
The Bethlehem Steel company, 40,-
000 five-Inch shells at $20.50 each.
Unwritten Law Holds Good.
Ogden, Utah, Dec. 22.—Because the
evidence showed that improper rela
tions had existed between his wife and
the victim of his wrath, F. C. Walker
was found not guilty of the murder of
Dr. Earl S. Beers. The jury took but
two ballots. Walker and Beers had
a desperate struggle In the rear of an
electrical store last September, and
Beers was so injured that he died a
few hours afterward.
Hamilton Powder Works Blow Up.
The Hamilton Powder company's
works blew up Sunday morning at De
parture bay, four miles from Nanaimo.
B. C. Damages, $40,000. No one was '
killed or injured. In Vancouver, 36
miles away, houses were shaken so
badly that it was believed an earth
quake had occurred.
MINES IN MANY CAMPS
The sensation created by Roosevelt's
summary order of withdrawal of
' troops from the Goldfleld camp was
heightened when the federal commis
sion, sent there from Washington to
Investigate conditions, waß hurriedly
recalled by the president.
The Rex mill, in the Coeur d'Alenes,
will start up the day after Christmas
and will not stop again for six months,
unless for repairs, says B. M. Francis,
president of the Rex Mining company.
Bodies are gradually being recovered
from the mines of the Fairmont Coal
company at Monongah, W. Va., the
scene of the great disaster, and the
total number recovered had reached
340. It is the general opinion that 400
men, if not more, met death In the
At Helena, Mont., in the federal
court, Judge Hunt ordered the issu
ance of subpoenas aud a further hear
lng January 8 on the application for a
receiver for the Montana-Klmberly
Mining company, owned by Chicago
Charles Sweeny, president of the
Federal Mining company, has stated
that it Is possible the Last Chance
mine at Wardner, one of the Federal
company's properties, may be closed
down, owing to the low price of lead
and silver. Mr. Sweeny stated thai
cents, the Standard Mammoth mtM
Yt ill iiOl UfcJ L u
The biggest cabin on the Fisher mill
ing property, on the Clearwater, a few
miles above Harpster, Idaho, was com
pletely destroyed by fire recently.
At Burke, Idaho, the Hecla Mining
company has declared a niiartor'v Jiri.
dend of 6 cents a share, amounting to
$60,000. This company declares a
monthly dividend oi 2 ceius a auan
and a special dividend each quarter.
The dividend just declared is No. 54
and makes the total amount paid this
year $520,000 and a total to date of
The big power plant of the Happy
Thought mine, belonging to tho United
Creede Mines company, was destroyeil
by fire Sunday night. Loss estimated
at $100,000. The mine was closed oil
account of the depreciation of silver
and the cause of the fire is unknown
An important strike on the property
of the Silver Mountain Mining com
pany, located on Rock creek, about
three miles east of Waliacs, 1s re
At Rossland, Ti. C„ Judge William J.
Nelson died recently, the cause of
death being heart failure.
Production of Lead in 1906.
The total production of lead In th«
United Btates In 1906 from ore mined
In this country, Including that derive:!
from known sources and the greatc
part of that derived from unasslgned
sources and recovered from zinc resi
dues, was 350,153 short tons.
Of this total Idaho produced 117,117
tons of lead, or 33.68 per cent of th<
total United States product. Nex. in
order was Missouri, with 111,076 tons,
or 31.95 per cent. Third In rank i:
Utah, with 56,260 tons, or 16.18 per
cent. Colorado stands fourth wltl
50,497 tons, or 14.52 per cent. No
other state produces as much as 1 per
cent of tho total.
The total produced from domestic
ores was 347,695 tons, from ores not
specified 2458 tons, and from foreign
ores 50,207 tons, exclusive of 12,339
tons of lead derived from Mexican
bullion. The grand total thus pro
duced from all ores, domestic and for
elgn, was 406,360 tons.
Resist Cut in Wages.
The news Is made public that tb"
referendum vote takeu by members of
the Phoenix miners' union and the
Grand Forks Smeltermen's union in re
gard to accepting the reduced wag<
scale offered by the Granby Consoli
dated was turned down by a Joint ma
jority of 47 voteß in the two unions.
The Granby mines and smelter, the
largest copper producer Jn British Co
lumbla or Canada, have been clos< d
about seven weeks, hut the manage
ment recently offered to resume opera
tions at both plants on a reduced wage
scale, similar to that in force here a
year ago. the new basis being $.:.59 a
day for miners and $3 a day for com
mon labor at the mines. No announce
ment has been made what the com
pany will do further in the matte.
Mining In Chssaw Camp.
Shipments from the Butcher Boy
will be resumed as soon as the Granby
smulter Is started up again!*
The force of the Opal mine Is to be
Increased as soon as the new winter
quarters for the men are completed.
An Improvement of the ore in the
drift from the upper tunnel on the
Bluffton is noticeable as the drift
The Oversight mine, on Belcher
mountain, will probably be In the list
of shippers early next summer.
The machinery of the Copper Key
compressor plant Is nearly In glace
and no doubt that by Christmas It will
be in fine working condition.
TWO KILLED AT BROCKET.
Freight Trains Collide—Trainmen Die
—Operator Was Asleep.
Cranbrook, B. C., Dec. 24.—1n a
heod-on collision between two freight
trains, at a place called Brocket, 20
miles west of MacLeod, a brakeman
named Ormsby and a fireman named
John McKinnon are reported killed.
It is said that the operator at Plrnher
fell asleep and allowed the east
| bound freight to pass his station,
where he should have held It. The
line is heavily obstructed with all man
ner of wreckage and the breakdown
gangs have been hurried to the scene.
Amnd the Stove.
Two members of a church had quar
reled. Long though they had known
tach other, highly as each esteemed the
other, the quarrel came. It was made
worse by reason of the fact that the
w-coslon was trivial, and one related
to the church Itself.
It was a little church, and the men
were few. A quarrel between two of
Its leading members could be hid from
no one; and It was deeply felt in the
'oss of the two from most of their for
mer activities, for each refused to la
bor In any work shared by the other.
Not always can the minister do much
In such a case. Sometimes the best
meant effort only widens the breach.
But In this case the pastor was a reso
lute man, and one of tact as well. After
repeated efforts, laboring with the two
men separately, holding up to them the
scandal of their conduct, the evil
wrought upon the church and In their
own lives, lie brought them at lust face
to face In his own home, each asked
the other's forgiveness, and they re
turned to the church.
Yet the reconciliation was not com
plete. Each had given a measured ac
knowledgment, and waited to see how
much the other would concede. Be
tween the two concessions was still a
disputable margin of fault which
oelther bad acknowledged. Each In his
heart felt something of guilt uncon
fessed, still cherished the memory of
unkind words spoken by the other and
only partially retraotcd, and was say
ing In his heart that, come what might,
be would concede no additional Inch.
Then the minister came again to the
breach. "Mr. Godfrey," he said to one
of them, "I want to ask one additional
favor of you."
"You needn't ask me to acknowledge
any more," said Mr. Godfrey.
"No, I don't ask any further acknowl
edgment. You have acknowledged
much, both of you. You have made a
good beginning. All I ask is this:
After meeting on Sunday, try to get
on the same side of the stove with Mr.
"I don't see what that has to do with
It." said Mr. Godfrey.
"No matter. Just do that Will
With rather poor grnce he promised.
And then the minister exacted the same
promise from the other man.
"I don't think he cares to have me
come any nearer," said Mr. Lynn.
"Yes. he does," said the minister.
"And you are now within six feet of
each other. It is n pity to come so far,
to acknowledge so much, and then fall
short. You can't measure the distance
and meet half-way, for the stove is in
the way, and other things, too, perhaps.
So come around."
The plan worked. The next Sunday,
Instead of gathering, each with n little
group of friends, on opposite sides of
the stove, the two men met where the
open space was largest. The sermon
had been made five minutes shorter
than usual, and the time before Sunday
school was thus made longer. With
their reconciliation made known and
published, as It had been for a fort
night, there was nothing for the two
men to do but to act as If the.v were
reconciled; and soon a practical ques
tion of church activity set them at
work together. The little margin of
nnconfessed wrong was left undecided,
and the quarrel never broke ont again.
It often happens when good people
fall ont, whether In home or church or
neighborhood, that all that remains to
complete a reconciliation Is that the
two shall leave the unconfessed remain
der, after each has confessed what he
Is willing to confess, and that both
shall gravitate to the same side of the
"Tople Clue" Meetings.
Religious newspapers note that some
churches where the weekly prayer
meeting had become a declining insti
tution have built up a large attendance
upon a "topic class" conducted by a
laymen, at which all are invited to
speak on some such subject as, for In
stance, "My Thought of tho Super
natural," "Essential Beliefs," "Ol.liga
ioßM of Chnrcb Membership, ° "The Ob
servance of Sunday" and "The Right
Use of the Bible." It proves, they say,
that people who would add nothing to
an abstract discussion were glad to
:.ulk upon such practical texts. This Is
a practical age, and the people of the
present day like to feel that they are
pursuing a definite purpose. So the
topic class may be better In some cases
ftan a lifeless prayer meeting. Yet af
ter all, can there be a full substitute
for the prayer meeting Itself In main
taining religious Interest -Mid deepening
The Time fop Sunshine.
"Don't let the sunshine go oat of
your life. Every day la a sunshine
opportunity. Look on the sunny side
of things. Remember It Is a comfort
to others to see a cheerful face, and
have a good laugh, and then, too, the
kind look, and the dear, eld words,
'God bless you,' will bring sunshine
to many a goixl heart. Live sunshiny
days, fruitful of golden deed* Never
leave sunshiny acts till to-morrow,
which you can do to-day. The time
for sunshine Is now."
Are we not dally all through life's
Journey trusting ourselves to Drlilges
whose supporting piers are away down
beneath the water, believing la their
strength without a d.nuht, wondering
or complaining when by chance one o(
them trembles or swerves a hair's
breadth In the storm? We walk tho
bridge of life. Can we not trust Its
safety to the great resting places of
God's wisdom that are hid fron. uh In
the depths of the two eternities?—
We shall never l>e sorry afterwards
for thinking twice bol'ore we speak,
for counting the cost before entering
upon any new course, for sleeping over
stings and Injuries before saying or
doing anything In answer, or for t are
fully considering any business scheme
presented to us before putting money
or name to It
Snßlelent Uulo the Day.
Make a little fence of trust around today I
Fill the spare with living work, and there
Look not through the sheltering bars
God w.ll help thee bear what comes of
joy or sorrow.
—Mrs. M. V. llutts.
TEA AS A BEVERAGE.
Ha Introduction Into England nnd
America and the FlrM Teapot".
Just who It was who Introduced tea
Into Amcrlca Is not recorded, says tho
Circle. Nor can wc name tho year
when the flrst Importation arrived. On
two points only can we be absolutely
certain—that no teapot and not a
single chest, not even an ounce of ten
came over on the Maytlower when sho
sailed for these unknown shores.
Tea was Introduced from China Into
Japan as early as the ninth century,
and the East India Company flrst
brought It to England, but In such
small quantities that an ounce was con
sidered a suitable gift for royalty. Tlio
flrst merchant who had It on sale In
England was named Garway. He had
a shop In Exchange alley where you
could bny tnliacco, snuff and tea made
up Into small packages, to be used for
medicinal purposes or for gifts.
In 10(10 tea was pretty well known
In England among the wealthy and
fashionable. By 1004 It was on sale
at the coffee houses. Even In lOOt tho
cost was excessive, 00 shillings a inniud
he!rg the price. While the flrst una
of this leaf was a medicine, a German
named Olearlus recognized Its value as
a lieveroje as"early as 1033. But many
there were who vilified It, calling It "an
Impertinent novelty and the filers of
It Immoral and mercenary person^*'
In Boston tea was on sale In 1000,"
and In loi)! there were two teahouses
b<>s!<fts (hose kept by Daniel Vernon
and Benjamin Harris. By 1712 It was
advertised In the Boston News I/Ot
ter, and you could buy It from Kabdlel
Bolton at his aimthecnry shop. The
favorite variety «ns green, b|tt the ad
vertisement read* "greed ami ordU
miry." lJohea was the favprltj, Unci
by 1T25 it could he purchased in apoth
ecary, tohsci*) mid dry goods sho|is, as
well as those devoted to "small wares,"
With the Increased use of tea tho
necessity arose fur a vessel to prepare
It In; hence the teapot. This vessel Is,
I am sure, the Invention of a Western
mind. The Chinese used to and still
prepare tlielr tea In Iwwls ami drink It
without the admixture of any other'
material. They had to boll their wa
ter. hut this was probably done In *'
vessel of copper or bronze. In the work
ing of which metals they were abun
dantly skilled. There arr ancient ves
sels wllh sjsiuts made centuries ago*
by these people, which are to lie seen
In museums In tills country and Eu
rope. They are far different, however,
from the small object In which we brew
the cup that cheers.
The flrst ten|iota made of pottery of
which we hnve authentic record were
potted hy Elers Bros, at S.'nffnrdstilro,
England. They are small ami of red
clay. In Imitation of Japanese ware.
The Elers potted between liifMi and
1710, and while they were struggling
with their [lottery. In Saxony a mail
named Botteher, after arduous lalsir,
succeeded In producing a teapot of por
celuln In 1108. From this time on mil
lions have been turned out In every
country where pottery and ismvlaln
have lieen made.
The sha|)es followed the dcellne In
the price of ten, anil rose from tho
small glnbe-sha|MSl t pear-slin|sil, cone
like and oval teapots to the objects of
large size which were often viin a
decade ago forever simmering on the
back of the stove.
Water Power Molnir to Wnnte,
The newly-created Inland Waterways
Commission Is going to teach the |ss>
pie u lot of things alsiut the most val
uable mineral in the world—a mineral
of which, beiause It Is plentiful, wo
nre more wasteful than of anything
else, throwing It away wholesale, and
exhibiting a stupid neglect of Its possi
bilities of usefulness. .So writes liens
Bache In the Technical World Maga
The mineral In question Is water.
Everybody drinks It, and most folks u<w
It for bathing. The latter employment
Is considered by many non-essential,
but as a beverage It Is so far Indlspen
sable that. If wholly deprived of It, all
of mankind on the earth—not to men
tion the fowls of the air and beasts of
tho Held—would perish In about four
days. The crops, too. are made to grow
by the same beneficent fluid, which. In
clderitally, furnishes power on an enor
mous aud steadily-Increasing scale for
manufacturing purposes. To ths har
nessing of their rivers the Southern
States mainly owe their recent Indus
trial rejuvenation. ,
The serpent probably acquired Ills
reputation for wisdom by getting tiers
before then were any widow*