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The Colfax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd.
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
COLFAX. - LOUISIANA
Nobody is ever hurt when an air
meet is postponed.
The pigskin and the oyster go hand
in hand, so to speak.
Smaller currency will compel our
leading counterfeiter to revise their
The motorcycle has proved deadly
enough to suit the most exacting "lov
ers of sport."
Chicago has a "kissing burglar."
but, girls, he is not even passably
Humanity is assured of a ripe old
age if we can keep our scientists
frcm dying young.
A New York inventor Is building an
aeroplane with 18 wings. Hope he'll
arrange them so they won't interfere.
Explorers in New Mexico recently
have found a prehistoric fiat, but even
the janitor had become extinct.
It is carrying the humanitarian
movement quite too far when bandits
try to chloroform their victims.
One desirable step in that propoed
war of phthisis would be the amputa
tion of the superfluous consonants.
Men may become too blase to buy
tickets to an aviation meet and yet
grow excited over a casual dog fight
Aviators are not the only people
who deliberately take chances. There
are many amateur mushroom gather
There is this to say for marriage:
Those who have had experience rith
it are always willing to give it another
Cincinnati woman declares she has
discovered a man without a fault.
Wait till they've been married ten
- While fashion has decreed that wo
qan's hats shall be smaller this win
t, the pmces still remain disLracetol
Philadelphia is to have women cash
ters on street cars. Now we see where
the "move forward, please," never can
A Chicago court bailiff, named
Hunter, served 13,014 writs and trav
eled 127,921 miles in two months.
Pueblo Indians of the fifteenth cen
tury are discovered to have danced
the "grizzly bear." Yes, and where
are they now?
A German visitor here says that
there are no trusts' in Gern~ ny, only
syndicates. There is muci in the
power of words.
When a baseball player dies of
heart disease after years of service in
the big leagues no man can consider
Father is a pretty good fqllow when
>t comes to paying thd bills, but some
times he doesn't get any credit, even
hn his own home.
It is reported that an earthquake
was recently felt at Reno. But it
doesn't seem possible that anything
eamld shock Reno.
The craving for wealth still rage
in the breast of the humble but beau
tiful choraus gtirL One has ljust eloped
with an iceman.
A Gotham policeman had his pocket
picked on a street car. The pickpock.
ets are evidently going where tkey
think the money is.
Why should the men be lamed for
mot giving up their seats in street ears
when the women prefer to wear stand
Piano makers in several states are
threatetlng a strike. And yet this is
a business which depends for its very
existence on harmony.
An abnormality has been diescovered,
that of a woman who is talklng her
self to death. As a general rule a
husband is the victim
Now tt is announced that Unlee
Sam is going to make money eal.
er. Wonder if it will cause a d
lreciatlon into salarise?
A telephone system is to be in
stalled in the Pennsylvania penitea
tisry for the convenience of its in
mates. Possibly a palm garden with
the usual musical and liquid aece
series *ll be the next improvement.
There is no indignation apparent
ever the charge that the Amerlean
women have larger feet than of yre.
There is no pinched-in effects about
the modern progruesive woman, de
spite the attempted slavery of the ob.
ble. She is expanding
That nameless but distinguished
physician of Oeneva who thinks that
too much sleep is a-bad as too much
food will arose oly aecademie Later
est by his disoovery. Meeot of us are
so busy getting food that we have m
Urme s orge omrahves wth aasie
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STOP SOUVENIR FAD
Hotels Employ Detectives to Re
cover Stolen Goods.
Mania of Collecting Mementos Not
Practiced by Actors Any More
Than by Others-Proves
an Expensive Fad.
New York.-The concerted action of
the house detectives of all the large
hotels in America has removed the
points from two formerly excellent
stories, the first ascribed to an ac
trees, who, when asked once if she
had ever been in Kansas City, replied,
"I can't just remember, but I will
look among my towels and see;" and I
the second, the narrative of the young
mda who was obliged to break off his
engagement because as he left the
dining room of a large hotel with his
fiancee a number of forks and spoons
fell f.om the sleeves of her gown.
The house detectives have devised a
plan whereby the man or woman who
wants to take a souvenir from a big
hotel finds his path blocked with
First, the detective is provided with
a complete list of everything which
is owned by the hotel. Then he dele
gates the responsibility for the care
of them to various head waiters, wait
era, housekeepers and chambermaids.
Thea he gets a list each day of new
arrivals and of those who are pre
paring to leave. From these lists of
occupied rooms the detective picks
out the places where trouble might
arise and into these he goes with his I
subdivided lists and a checking-up
The chambermaid is required to
give an exact accounting of every piece
of linen she has supplied to the man
or woman who is about to leave. This
is in turn taken to the laundries
where a balance is made. If there is
a precise balance the matter ends
there, but woe to the woman who
believes that the towels she placed
carefully in her locked trunk will not
Her trunks and bags, on thefr way
downstairs, are carried to the base
ment floor and there the house detec
live, with the aid of a skeleton key.
goes through them in search of lost
It is very gently removed and
checked up on the housemaid's list.
and the trunk is carefully repacked
and relocked. Nothing is left to give
warning that the search has been
made. And nothing is said to the de
She goes on her way, and is usually
perplexed to account for the fact that
the towels and pillow cases that she
knows well she put into her trunk
And in the case of silverware the
matter is almost as simple, though
remedying these thefts requires tak"r
ing into your confidence at least the
man who pays the bill. Every waiter
has his eye trained to count up the
silverware while he is placing the
finger bowls, and if so much as one
small spoon is not where it should be,
it is placed upon the bilL
It used to be a fad to have a collec
tioa of spoons from the hotels and
cafes. The women seemed bent on
carrying off something to prove that
they had been there--or perhaps to
remind themselves of a party they
didn't want to forget.
One of the house detectives of a
big Broadway hotel took occasion to
vindicate theatrical people from their
time-honored reputation of taking
anything out of a hotel that wasn't
"You know that old story of the
roller towels In all the theatrical
hotels and boarding houses, so that
actors couldn't steal them," he said.
S"Well, that does for the comic sump
Spemenat, but It's not fair. 'the trunks
we bhae to rfle to roeau the house
linen belong to women that in nine
cases out of ten could buy up our
whole supply with one day's pin
money. They don't take things be
cause they need them."
40 WOOING IN A CHURCH
English Pastor Hits Twenty Couples
With Chance Shot at
London.-The Rev. F. B. Meyer of
Leeds admits the following incident in
Midland chapel: The preacher was an
noyed by the sound of whispering com
ing from the semi-darkness inder one
of the galleries. At last he paused Into
his sermon and declared, "If the
young couple making love under the
gallery do not come to me in the
vestry before service next Sunday
morning I will name them to the
church." It was a chance shot, but
next Sunday he found 20 couples
awaiting him in the vestry. The Rev.
Mr. Meyer told the young couples
that he does not seriously object to a
"little courting" in chapel. He urged
them, however, "not to carry courting
to the point of actual love-making."
HEIR TO $25,000,000 AT WORK
Colorado Man Continues Leather Carv
ing Despite Big Share in Cali
Pueblo, Colo.-Although he has in
herited one-eighth of an estate esti
mated at between $25,000,000 and $30,
000,000, Alfred Burrows, thirty-five
y'ears old, a leather carver, is at work
on his bench in a local saddlery shop
as usual, and he intends to stay at his
employment until he learns more defi
nite news of the legacy.
Burrows has just returned from Los
Angeles, where he attended a meeting
CARRY FLAG NORTH
Survey Parties Travel Far in
Americans and Choadlanse et Up
Monuments From Sea to Yukon
Find Mosquitoes Almost Unen
durable-Take Plunge in Sea.
Skagway, Alaska.-Thomas Riggs,
chief of the United. States. boundary
survey party, which completed this
year the marking of the line dividing
Alaska and Canada, left here with
his party for Seattle.
"We left Seattle April t9 with 26
men and 36 horses," said Mr. Riggs.
"At Coffee creek on the Yukon river
we picked up 42 More horse, which
had widtered at the head of the White
river, and May 25 we landed at Ram.
part house on the Porcupine river,
65 miles north of the arctic circle,
where W. F. Reaburn, one of our sur
veyors, had wintered with five men
and had laid out a line of caches as
far as the boundary crossing of Old
Crow river, so the party could take
the field without delay.
t "J. D. Craig, -chief of the Canadian
party, with a similar outit, had Joined
, us at White Horse, L T.. and traveled
with s to Rampart bous, where sub
Spartes were sent out. The American
Ind Canadian parties did not work
r from the same camps, but divided the
I work. The only exception was a party
t of six, headed by Mr. Craig and my
self, who jointly projected the line. By
e using Old Crow river as a base sup
Splies were carried by water within 25
t miles of the Arctic ocean.
. "The first party, of which Mr.-Crelg
r and I were in charge, reached the Are
s tie ocean about the middle at July,
a ld the final mnamet was Placed
of the heirs of the large estate of Mrs.
Arcadia B. do Baker. who died in
Santa Monica, Cal, September 15.
Burrows expects to make his home in
California when the affairs of the es
tate are finally settled.
At present Burrows readies with his
wife at 918 ounth Union avenue. The
estate consists principally of valuable
ranches near Los Angeles. Don Juan,
the great-grandfather pf Burrows, was
the friend of a Spanish admiral and
inherited the enormous estate by vtir
tue of a grant from the king of Spain.
REUC OFt NAPOLEON FOUND
Goethe's "Werther." Which General
Carried at All Times, Diseovered
in Samll Town In Rueesa.
Paris.-It is reported here that, at
the town of Dorpala, in Russia, there
has Just been discivered a remakable
*relic of Napoleon's Russian campaign
in the form of a copy eof Goeth's
"Werther," which was iapoleon's per
sonal property and accompanied him
wherever he went.
The volume, which is bound In leath
er and is in an excellent state of
preservation, contains, as well as Na
poleon's signature, a curious inserip
tion on the fly leaf by an unknown
hand, stating that the book was stolen
by a Cossack from the emperor's
sledge one night during the retreat
Besides the date of the theft and
the name of the thief, details are
given of the method by which the Cos
sack managed to possess himself of
Captures Eight-Foot Snake.
Washington Court House, O.-Two
children saw the head of a huge snake
protruding from a hole in the ground
Former Chief of Police McClellan
grabbed the snake and dragged it
from its hole. It was eight feet long,
and escaped from a carnival company.
The snake is now on exhibition at the
with the ceremony of breaking out
sags of the two countries. Mac Pope
of Baltimore, a big game hunter, took
a moving picture of the scene. After
ward all of us took a plunge in the
Arctic, but we did not renala in long.
"The Arctic coast Is entlrely barren.
Twelve miles back of the foot hills
the mountains rise to an elevation o(
from 5,000 to 7,000 teet, but there is a
pass six miles east of the line. The
only fuel north of the summit of the
Arctic range is fouid in a few scat
tered clumps of willows and on the
beach driftwood from the Mackensie
river. There is grass in plenty fr
horses along the streams and in
patches on the tundra. I believe our
horses were the first to travel to the
Arctic coast The Indisas and Pa
kimos called them 'big dogs.'
"Storms, especially in winter, are
severe. In the summer, when the wind
is not blowing or is of abeore the
mosquitoes and lies are almost unen
durable. They attacked our horses.
which dared not go ou to pass.
Game there was int plenty The lagest
herd seen consisted of about 5,000
caribou. Herds of from 100 to 250
were frequently met. We also fkoad
sheep in the mountains. A. .Ma
dren, representing the nated States
geological srrvey, made a seemseoi
samne north trom Rampart home, and
reports few ndelestios of gold north
of the Porcupine.
"Beginnlng wit the amnumeat on
the Arctic coast as the alal one,
the monuments were asumbeed and
Itepeated from the Aretle to the Ya
kon, 115 beng thn streth. Nest
year the moaments wil be numbered
andt iapecte'from the Taubo to the
Mount St. Ias) Alps and the sMrvew
of the 141st meridln wBi haMvee mr
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National Mluseum Is Given Very. Rare Collection.
ASMNHOTON.--MYr JuEa James
W of Washington has recetl7 de
posited in the United States National
Museum the collection of Colonel
Theodorus Bailey Myers, a noted con
noisseur of New York. which has come
down through Inheritance and been
added to by his son, the late Lieuten
ant Commander T. B. Myers-Mason of
the United States navy.
The collection consists of more than
500 objects which the museum author
ities have classified under the head
tags of ceramics, ethnology, archaeol
ogy, technology and graphic arts.
This collection contains a splendid
series of oriental weapons, consisting
of Japanese armor, bows, spears, pis
tols and guns; Chinese swords and
spears of superb metal work; wonder
ful ancient Hindu armor, Inlaid with
gold and silver, and many Implements
of warfare from India; Turkish and
North African weapons and domestic
implements, and many similar objects
from Korea and the East ladles. It Is
also rich in Japanese and Chinese fab.
rics, embroidery and laequers.
Especially attractive to those Inter
ested in the history of the develop
Capitol's Pied Piper Has a Two-Year Contract
T HE proudest boast ofat Prof. aLouis
Himrsea is that he is "rough a
rats." Unofelally, he is known as the
"Pled Piper of Washingtoe." ever
sines he signed a contract with the
goverament to iM the capitol and oth
er federal bdidt$as at Washlasto at
rats, moe, roache, and other verir.
and to keep the budldings permanqtly
Prof. Hlrash-his title is not merely
assmed for balnaes glamor. for he is
a graduate of a German university sad
speaks sev-eal langauages fntly and
to perfection-ehas a two 7earp ean
tract with the government. as wll as
a contract to supply his_ chemicals to
the various departments.
The professor has a simple method
of his own for geting rid of rats. He
does nso let them die in their holes or
in the building. He leads them out,
like the Pled Piper of Hamelia, and In
duces them to die outside their hiding
places. He frst attraets the attention
of the rats, by giving them something
they like. As soon as a few find the
choloe food. they communteate the
fact to the whole rat o9loey.
Then be gives them some more, to
make sure they have all got a Mte of
the appetizing dainty. The neat step
is to feed them the aecstomed bait
Must Kil Rats to Get Rid of Plague Dam .
S 1,oo000,o00 sorme h a lattes
and 100,000 plague destbs i Radia, am
noseo their oonelusons as ollows Is
regard to combating that dlsease la
The eradieation of rats is the algf.
Ioculaons of hams belage eon
ters a certan degree of tamen-t
against plague for a few menthe .sly
by readcing the chasue of Ecotrastlag
the Infiaou and still further ndioe.
lag the chances of deaths tthetrem.
looculatieso s not eradia Men.
Situations demanding the ILoMace
tion of the people In nmas may aga-a
be enoantered In seome oootries, but
cold hardly ariea tI Amerias -eon
imattles. en.h n groups o people
who have been intimately eonpod to
plaSe lafectionm noclatlos is of
doubttel applcabilit. Is.ach a eas.
Washington Is Vry Fond of Eagles and Lions:
r NGon tN tis dady t ad
of eages and now, b, oth av d
in emu. The s s may be foud
pe" bed ona Sgsta, u ses poss ad
otlatl doors and as ths Bm of tohe
boase sad the soats. No lQsappt tI
tratr eeaplele muloss stroatuotd by s
boews *sge.g Note the orat array
of tiot is the avsnue of the peft
d es, neon 4sair asd Wils th
As or the Nisu, tfour in bismr
tritbts you mu you try to Sam ups
the spot where sume ayr a out
state of Genermal rant wtll msal.
They arm grade iamats fro sthes Poist
of vtew of no art. Coagrossmo* N
canll asat bows to teN.
They also guard that grest ldevels
or y ole arts, the mi or s et
asum Art gllty. Slewmarl
,ea o - '
meat of ordnance Is the extensive col-
leotion of firearms, which contains;
dueling pistols, sporting guns, modesl
ot cannon and other examples of obso
lete weaps which Commander
Myers-Maon athered during his lif
In the collection are icluded many
fine specmes of blue and polychrome.
Delft plates, as well as extremely vale
able eisamples of Spanish blue anat
Hispeano.aleque aper-lupter ware.
The trosseeaU of as quadserlan Is
dian bride is conspcuous among the
ethnelogial collections. It is made
up of braelets, necklaces armlets and
waistbands, decorated with a great va
rlety of te seeds, beetle wings and
other objects of savage fhion.
Many of the Korean objets were
presented to Commander Myers-Mason.
by a prince of that country who vis
ited America ads was entertain*ed
.Others pertaining to the domesti
life in China and Japan were obtained
during his residence in thosee caP
tries. In the group of Japanese arti
les is a unique set of minature
ceremonial furniture of remrkable
perfection as regards finish and e
tail. It is said to have been made for
the child of the mikado.
The art objects are on exhtbition.
In the west hall of the older ma
seam building and tfom an important
beginning for the collection on orite
tal art soon to be placed there.
The frearms are being placed ea
exhibltion in the same bulding.
iLt a. betas les or ,.~o. t
sso lred po It. he ' mb s e c
the poleo. is to sake the rat s o
Iside that it rsblas heto air ai
ourles arsead for water. It scarkles
aaW It drops dead.
Tbhe rpt-kilers amts to aateaws.
at his art ls: "Never rtckle a rat to.
Sedlosed room. Opem a door or a *Ia.,
dew. The rat Sears man mere mth It
does a est. A rat will sot bit. eaewt
la self-dese. Corner a rat, ,sat It
there Is a doer or a window it wl
Jump ftr it; lose all exits, sad it wilt'
sap for you. but only as a last resot.,
There is s bt worse than that of a.
rat. It arries natioti aof the dead.
lest hiad. If you were in bed a a.
rat should aump l o it. all that Is le
essarwy for you to do Is to raise year
haLd. The rat wlB ra awy, sad wIl
It would be pretaUFM to rent to tb#
-mw rapld aesa of pasove Immausla
ate. by the a of a sti-plab 6 srmk
either al on or Ia eneaetios with 1s
oaulatign. Wetker is plbeae labos
tories sad hospitals, rat aestbers, t.
migators, etc., shouMl be Inoslated s
hsue sues evet sia months.
The see of auti-plague wrar tor
the tmmalaation of a whole sacomm
aty Is altogether tapraetieable, be
ese of Its aoueiave cost, the lmalt
R supply aveilaMs, he short dratiam.i
aof the isamnity eaferre, sad the as
somrses moer t and setual assee
acempatasur the - psated sensu1
traes et seraum at aseh Intervals e
would be aeessar to antata Ia
T The georsmmeats eaostloes latl
esa that if te es utry Is to he kht
ism -a msst summer, the
werk of at estarisaths "maIl be
No is on uaesas ly* readless ato
the oid reather.
Iosaptes i ema lits i Ctlietas ato
a porse a settie of h dled or attsma
ate" ViaW elsies baclli. Paseive lp
menlsatic eosists In lneistltg Into a.
pses a eluties of the blood of sums
apimal (eselsy a olrs) that hbp bern
iteu laualed glsest plgue by
rsepated aiestien, rst of deed rad
thou t of wis plasse boalE.
-ru ceasm ue brst wotrs e*
amget eSme Imae ini asst aem
tlhr Thoey Miyoe weleame sa- I
.pesd ya swa.y Thi astepL* seet
brml is gduaded t m e wa~r.
Sas owes pris a -ut e a
3ave tbaos t2e as to 90-4 them
lvesI tbbs asmet. bgw eass at.
,sauss -t bud.a bees m a r
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