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The Colfax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd.
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
COLFAX, * LOUISIANA.
After all, a pennant is only a
Dictagrafting is the latest addition
to the English vocabulary.
If you are in favor of pajamas, as
*galnst nighties, tell it to the ma
Man's best friend at present is the
electric fan. It is better even than a
If Boston wins the Amei`can league
pennant baked beans will become the
A Philadelphia policeman is going
into vaudeville. Going to do a sleep
walking act, probably.
What a happy little world this
would be if we could only shovel snow
ia the summer time,
Speaking of civilization, Chinese
women once crippled their feet but
never wore tight skirts.
A Missouri woman has written a
eook with her toes. Probably it was
made up from footnotes.
The letter-carrier will be glad when
the vacation season with its flood of
foolish post cards is over.
An aviator fell 200 feet without be
lag hurt, but this is no proof that
aviation is beiag made safer.
If a lobster is "not an animal," what
Is iti You can't classify it either as
a vegetable or as a mineral.
A Long Island woman eloped the
other day with a liveryman. We sup
posed liverymen had become obso
Eat six times a day, if you want
to be healthy, says a New York doo
tor, but not if you would be wealthy,
Man in Vienna shot himself because
three girls were in love with hiae.
Kfe was loved not wisely, but too
IPrmer in Ohio says he owns a cat
with three heads. Think of listening
Ln the stilly night to a cat with three
Woman is New Ycrk has left all
her money to her lawyer, probably
as the theory that he would get it
The recent death of the 186 year old
Mexican must have been a happy
es. Think of living 185 years in
Man In Indiana ate a gallon of Ice
aream at a single sitting. All of which
ioes to show how easy it is to break
A New York woman says she loves
her horses better than she does her
husband. Probably she doesn't drive
them as hard.
The fear that the price of shaves
may be fixed under the patent law
weed not alarm. There is no law
However, perhaps we ought to be
glad that the girls are showing a ten
jdncy to wear their own hair in fas
elnating little bunches.
Archaeologists in Asia have ran
erea remains of a nation that once
wormshiped the peacock. But the pea
sock, in all his glory, was not arrayed
as one of these upto-date damsels.
A scientist says that Cleopatra
woald, if now alive, be put in a Ilns
te asylum, but she might put the
dlreast there first.
The mayor of Boston says that
bwoae know less about lytng than
men. They know more. becamse few
er of them are doing It.
"If you want to be beatiful, do
owar own washing," says one of the
dioeton Most women will prefer the
dru store brad of beaty.
A eeow up York stte is said to have
emlght a fish with her tail, but who
wants to fish with a owt Pawnoer
easting a cow in a trout stream.
Woman up state wana s a diere
lbesee her husband latnits on talk
lSe polities. This comes under the
head of cruel and inhabman treatmeat.
Theaters without orehestrasu With
at the shivery mus, how are we to
hoew whether tmhe villain is hauntlnag
merooms or eseping up to the
rtdeeping hero to stab him through the
A eontemporary asks: "Can a mar
sred man be a hero?" Yes. verily, he
hrus his heroism by ma g.
Let us remark ia charity that per
aw some ol the young women on the 1
gmst never realised how unclothed
eywere antl they saw ft lo the p
rih treasury department plans to
mire paper mosey smaller In sia.
fI not becaan the altlmate oasuu, n
e s u ti elaremeat eat the
HONORING THE OLYMPIC ATHLETES
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their national costumes
ODD CLUB IN ARCTIC
Queer Brotherhood Founded Af
ter the Gold Rush.
Requirement of Admission Is Experl.
ence Above the Fifty-Eighth
Parallel of Latitude-Skagway
Is Chief Headquarters.
8kagway, Alaska.-To have traveled
into the northern regions above the
fifty-eighth parallel sometime during
one's career is the initial requirement
for membership in the Arctic Brother
hood. unique among fraternal organ
The Arctic Brotherhood was formed
shortly after the geold rush to the
Klondike in 1898, and now includes in
the northern regions several hundred
active members. The first requirement
since its organization has been an ex
tended residence above the fifty-eighth
parallel, with the exception of a few
distinguished citizens from the United
States and other countries who upon
their arrival in Alaska have been made
Among its members "above the fifty
etchth parallel" the Arctic Brother
hood takes precedent over every civil
court. If a matter of dispute of any
.uature arises between Arctic brothers,
the question is carried before the
membership of the local lodge at one
of its weekly meetings.
All parties to the dispute present
their arguments and then all the
brothers not involved in the question
cast a vote which determines the set
tlement of the issue.
Various plans are conceived and ex
ecited by the brotherhood from time
to time for the furtherance of the in
terests of the notthwest. Strangers
to the country" are entertained at the
lodges of the organization, and if they
are prospectors they are supp)ied with
the most reliable information at hand.
The main body of the organization
is located at Skagway, Alaska. There
are others at Dawson, Nome, Fair
banks, Cordoda and Seward. The
lodgehouse at Skagway is declared to
be one of the most distinctive build
ings of its kind in the world. The in
terior is decorated with trophies of the
arctic regions, of every description.
The motto of the organization is
"No Boundary Line," and its insignia
is a miniature gold miner's pan, em
bossed with the initlals A. B., with
three small gold nuggets beneath the
The name of the fraternity has an
MAN KEEPS AWFUL VIGIL
Helds His Sister Over an Alpine
Preciplee for Eight Hours Until
Grenoble--la the HaustGaronne,
not far from Toulouse, a terrible en
perienoe has ust befallen a brother
and sister, named VanGeethen, as the
result of which the woman lies n the
hospital dying, with a frtared shkull
while her brother is in the same plaeo
desperately overeme by shock and
eposure. The etar at their ad
venture adds another toa long list
of Alpine tragedes.
I. M. Van Goethea, who is an eS
gineer tn a paper am, sad his sister,
oeompanied by a riend, pK Somber
lier, son of the director at the mill,
set out to climb Mt. hSanrume. They
ma~ the saoeit, but in returntin they
took the pathway leading to the gla
As they crossed a dangerous part of
the path Mlle. Goethen slipped and
slid down an Ice incline toward the
edge of a deep precipice. Her brother,
in endeavoring to save her, also slip
ped, but was able to stop himself by
clutching hold of a boulder. At the
same time he grasped his sister's
skirts just as she was sliding over the
M. Somberdler erailed down to the
boulder and endeavored to Auslst the
brother to dras his sister beck to
interesting origin. The main lodge, lo
cated at Skagway, nestles at the foot
of the A. B. mountain, which takes
its name from a peculiar natural for
mation of crevasses in the snow and
ice at the crest of the mountain.
which accurately mark the letters
A. B. These letters were originally
taken by the organization and later
evolved into the name Arctic Brother
Several of the most prominent phil
anthropic enterprises in the north
country are conducted under the
auspieces of the. brothgrhood. The
principal one takes place at Christmas.
time, when children of the poorer
classes of every nationality and sect
are invited to the nearest lodge, where
entertainment is provided, together
with presents and food.
DANGER IN POOLS
Disease Germs Lurking in Most
Tests Made by Selentiets Show That
Abundance of Microbes Even nla
Natatoriums of Wealthy Clubs
Make Them Cesepools
New York.-The average man who
stands at the edge of a swimming pool
ready to take the plunge which for
him means refreshment and delightful
relief does not realize that he is about
to expose himself to the attack of mil
lions upon millions of disease germs
lurking in the tempting water before
him. It matters little where this swim
ming pool happens to be, whether in
a fashionable clubhouse or in the base
ment of an East Side tenement house;
almost everywhere, owing to inemi
cient supervision and Ignorance of the
dangers involved, these pools are de
clared by certain investigators to be
a menace to health.
So grave, in fact, do these investi
gators consider the danger of disease
from this source that it has been
thought necessary to call an interna
tional conference of bath ofcials to
convene at The Hague this summer,
and in New York City a meeting of
public bath omcials was held recently
and the American Association for Pro
moting Hygiene aend Public Baths was
formed. The forming of this associa
salety. Their united sRorts, how.
ever, were of no avall, as the woman,
beitn unconsctous, could not help her
The two men shouted for help for
several minutes. Then M. Bombir
dier set of to seek rescuers, leavtag
the brother and sister In their peril.
ets Iuttio. It was three oer be.
ore K. Sombardler reached sl, and
eight hours had elapsed before the
resoe party returaed to the glacer.
There they fepd M. VanGoethe still
supporting t- body f his sister on
the ladline and only rellevng the te
rite stratain by twisting her skirts
rowad a trak Then the rescue party
got to work and s idAn draw
lot his sister over the edge ttoe sae
ty. The brother fainted and had to
be caried to Revel.
Perfect Girls to Get Prizes.
Chanbury, France.-Garret, an ec
centric hermit, formerly a member of
the chamber of deputies, has left a
will providlng for a gift of $2,000 ev
ery year to the most perfe4E girl
morally and physically.
Dog's Funeral Costs $1,000.
New York.--Bloody, a small Boston
bull dag owned, by the late John W.
Gates, has just died here. It was
given a funeral oitnes $1,000
RATS GNAW GIRL'S FACE
Proprietor of Rooming House Breeks
Open Door and Finds Body of
Omaha, Neb.-The face gnawed by
rats, the body of Miss Mame Carter
was found In her room.
The young woman had been malssing
since Saturday, and Christ Kalmpach,
proprietor of the rooming house where
she had lived for six years, decided
to force open the door of her room.
_The face of the dead girl was so
badly mutilated that it was 'at brst
believed the wounds had resulted from
Death Is thought to have been due
to heart failure.
A letter found in the room, ad
dressed to a younger sister In Culs.
Ill, leads to the belief that Miss Car
ter was formerly a resident of that
tion is a preliminary step to the Inter
"Swimming pools," says H. P. J. Pr.
ter, discussing the matter in a recent
issue of the Survey, "are little mnore
than cesspools." The public geserally
regards them as refreshing, tanvigsat
lng and benecial, sad few hbave ever
dreamed that they may-e breeders at
disease. There are hundreds of such
pools all over the city. Recently in
the Interest of the department of bee
teriology of the University of Chicago,
K. N. Atkins made a careful study of
fire pools whose water supply was
supposed to be clean. Investigation
proved that they caused ailments of
eye, ear and throat and intestinal dis.
Investigations in Hamburg and in
Purdue. Brown. Chicago and Yale uni
versities showed that the Impurities
are bacterial and chemical foreign
matter, and all detected the presence
of dangerous disease microbes. This
condition existed in places where the
details of hygiene and sanitation are
otherwise scrupulously looked after.
Examlnatlon of the Hamburg pools
showed that water fresh from the tap
contained 57 microbes a cubic centi
meter After 74 persons had bathed in
the water there were 1,500 microbes
in the same quantity of water. When
494 persons had entered the pool the
number had increased to 04,400, and
after 829 bathers had beeinin coniet
with the water there we#t 164,000 mi
crobes present to the cble centi
The last flgars are interestla in
that they show no propeotiesate ti.
crease in the nuhber of mierobes, and
in that way illustrate the septic teak
theory; that Is, aftera c ertata point
of development the septe eaoudition of
water either kills the mierobes or
they devour eac ether. when tkhe
have become too numerous, thus malS
talning a maximum of lmpurity.
CHAUFFEUR GIVEN $100,000
Says H4 WilI 8tlak to MIs Jeb UMnt
He Thinks of Se Way of
ay Shore, N. Y.-Frank Knight, a
eoeueur empioyed by J. P. Beeles.
wealthy summer realdet, was nottSed
that through the death o an u ael be
had been left an Inheritance o
"I suppao you wUt be leaving me
now, Prank." said Mr. Boales, after
congratulating his driver.
"Not unless you don't want me any
more." said Knight "I like this Job
and I'm going to stick to IL"
Knight says.he will put the mosey
in a savings bank until he can think
of some way to spend It.
To Give Animals au Gifts.
New York.-Mrs. Percy Procter,
wife of the Ohio soap manufacturer.
has returned from Europe with one
panot, one white guinea-pig, ninet
Ave dogs and cats lts a monkeyL
be distributed as Sts ameog Mos
yi .us Crinitus, Is C m n Bug Catchr
Myiarchus Crinitus Is Champion Bug Catcher
W ASHINGTON.-The department of
agriculture, in a long blolog
ical treatise, whatever that is, claims
credit for discovering the one omiv-.
orous ly swatter of the country. Of
course the department doesn't call it
that. It is known by a long sclenttd
nomenclature, printed in Italic. Trans
lated, this devolves itself Into "By
catcher," or words to that effect.
The "catcher," according to the de
partment's experts, is widely diferat
frokl the generally accepted "swat
t.r." It is a long, thin-shanked bird
about the sise of a robin, and wears
a tuft of black feathers- In the gen
eral vicinity Of its wishbone.
The best thing this bird, the "great
crested fy catcher," they call it, does,
Is sit on a fence rail and survey the
landscape. This it-does dolefully and
without enthusiasm. By sd by a
Or or some other insect come ltying
along. A short spurt, a click of a
pointed beak, and It is esit tnsect.
The pamphlet issued by "Tama
Jim" Wilson's department contads a
study ot the life and habits of the
great America fy catcher. Depart.
mental experts, on adventure beat,
went forth Into the rural seetkmis
Ban on Kissing One's Wife at Park Resort
fIP YOU hiss your wife in Glen
Iheb park on Sunday ye will
ige Ave pounds of tobacco.
"If you Wls some other man's wife
It will capt you your lit."
This was the discoseolate wal at
Manager Schloss of the park the other
"What is the trouble. Mr. Schasr"
"Guess," aisd the manager.
"Righto," said Mr. Schloss, as boesr
fully as a crutch.
Schloss Is aggrieved that Moeat
gomery county Is now. playng in the
Blue Law league, and be ays It hurts
the batting average o the park.
"Why, just think; then was a time
not so far distant, when the turnm
stiles at the amusement pl~ e
clicked until they resembled the Uz
haunt of a motor boat.
"But,them was the halcyon daas,"
he muttered. "It used to be that the
band crashed out the a#r that made
the crowd forget that they had 'oeth
n~g to do till tomorrow.' Now the
band plays only one air that keeps
the crowd." .
"What is It. Mr. Schloss?'
" 'Abide With Me' "
This little conversttion wtth the
manager took place just after Sheriff
Turn a Bright Sarch ht on Capital Spooners
"N O more spoonata cs the app
l deers tI te daruk ersmi'" s
the ediot that as .om eat ieas the
oaees of tie St. John san the Chanes
MacAaster, two plwos beIat that
ply the Potaomt river between Wah
t-toe sad arhall Hall.
"Stop pramisacUas heggag, khiss
lag and lirtinl on the approaches to
the capitoL" is an trder issued to
The new raile on the t. Jehn atd
the Charles laster probOltt kiss
lag of all knds-the ordinary aetch
as catch can. as wel as the soal ki,
hich becomes ma asranch eontest.
The ruies alsp prseibt:
Waeeusg. msaeans a slight saessae
or the graple of the toehavesad4
Government Is Wliig to Pay boy for Bugs
T h as bees dasea ms wdo
Sst anl wants benmb but s
wiliag to 7 re ees h w eI r them
if delIvened abr
This uSAe deumad -emss fis O.
M. Stear~, superDtem eut the
Halted S se asrto tt ierpl iseust
station at Vsana. Vs. He hba buns
out a slgai dvertil the bet that
bedbugs are worth ast a alebel a
plees at his establihment, sa poam
Ises to bu all that are offered up to
the value of $. Strange to say, Mr.
Zimmer ssba unble heretofore to
buy al the b e desires for his
purpose, which is to set them to work
exterminating another nlseet which is
destroyin an orchard on the experl
mental f . It is believed that the
residedts of Virginiat are shy about ad
tting th tha ey are familiar with
.he habitat of bedbugs by bringing
a any captives, even at the price of
Ive cents each.
T h e p sit e se ~er tm e~t es the
armed with butterfly nets and six
shooters and captured a large number
of these desperate birds, thereby
'causing a large increase in the f7
population. Bringfg the birds to
Washington in cold storage, the stom
achs of some 3,298 were examined.
These stomaehs, according to the re
port, were about five pgr cent. stom
ach and 94.99 per cent. obnoxious In
sects. Or, at least, the 94.99 per cent;
thing represents the portion of obnox
ious insects on tbe4r daily bill of fare.
Whether they take them a la carte
or table d'hote was not dwelt upon
In the report.
There are seventeen species of these
birds. The aggregate benfits of their
depopulation of the insect kingdom
are enormous. Under these conditions
armers. will hardly begrudge them
the .1 pe cent oi vegetable food they
loh frem the cherry and grain "ips.
But insect glinfg is only one of the
7y-catcher's accoplislmeants. He Is
the bravest bird in the air, and fear
lessla attacks crows and hawks many
times his site. He will assail a hawk
in midair and follow him for miles.
The great falcon, too cowardly to
fight and too slow to dodge, can only
put on full speed and leave the coun
try. In this way ly-catchers are a
-great benefit to the poultry raisers.
This great created fly-catcher, by
the way, is a bird.of marked Individ
uality. Like other bold reatures, he
is something of a grafter, and fre
quently drives bluebirds and wood
peckers from their nests that he may
use them himself.
Hward of Montgomery couaty gaye
an Imltatiomn makiug an aret.
Whei the Sherlf had Salibed his lit.
tie act he bad four vSolator. The
were Miss Orrie mith and Viols Col
lin, ticket sellers, ad Cuael Hea
band, who operates a "wlcke" pe
ry--reand, and Leroy Iftll, who runa
th mtiatureto railroad.
Sheriff Ndward persosally had cot.
leeted evidence against the resort.
His methods would hasve do credit
to Shberlock Holmes. He purchase
tickets and took a rsde.
There may have been dryer place
In the world than Glen Echo, but they
are not meatlomed In the atftrnoos
mettngs of the Dorcas selety. It
any fellow took his girl to the pear
expecttng to cut up and buy le.oo
ada or soda pop, he gets eaught steal.
lag second. Rockteilb' o6dud mea
have bought a wet Sass. The aharu
desert was a cloudburst compared
with the park.
"Such phrases as 'Baby Doll.' '6 ar
le,' and 'Honey Boy.'
"Holding hands, if the grasp li -et
too tight, and the resting of the arm
on the back of the chair occuplel by
the object of Its aitection, are per
"Break sway, there" Is the co-~n
mnd given by the omoeton .the St.
Jo-lmwad the Charles MacAlaster, sa
at the epitol, when they come upa.
pealag Ouples. if the order is no
ebeyed, a very brilliant seerchlligh
I. tarmed on tho'eulity pesons.
For wmay years dark spots about:
the approgL e to the capitol have
been uen by courtime couples. It was
net unusual to see as meay as U
aouples hugging at eaoe Is toe eas
ooks that flank the senate and bee
wilps ofthe building. The ofmers wMl
try to chek this. Th.re siro s
tios, they say, to gentle eootag of the
tustle doey variety, but when It eomae
to palg utae an embrace that l
they all a bhalt.
The river men and the capitol a&
Sar Mght the spirit of refora about
the same tilne.
WILL Sa nmo
WYgI 1MT E t
"o T" Wso
other hba. Is opposed to beg ecOr .
ratio, sad I3 selktng soma method .e
tisrlnattg t"water bugs." It has
been found that water bugs have as
abnormal appetite for the glue as
postage stamps, and are rapidly coe.
masng the "stlekum" In masy pop
offce. The use of poison 1o Dot al
lowed, because of the danger to hu
man beings who are acestAomed to
moisten their stamps by licking theas.
Neither do the authorities dare to
turn looe In the postomfeas say bag
edemy of the water bag. Coseageat
ly, they are in a quandafdj and eul4
lbth to have some one Deiat the way