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When millions of people use for
sears a medicine it poves its mrit
People who know CASCARETS
value buy over a million boxes a
month. It's the biggest seller be
cause it is the best bowel and liver
medicine ever made. No matter
what yoq're using, jut try CAS
CARETS once--you'll See. m
C ASCARETS lOc.a bdl lot a week's
the&,tment, all druggists. Biggsot seller
in jw world. MllioM bozal a month.
A N'ew York judge, it will be te
ltenmibored, recently declared uncoun- \
situtio:)tl the new law that an auto
niobiliat, having run over a pedes
trialn. ~must stop and leave his name.
'l'h" jige said that that the automohillst
had t: l rfect right to run away and
lea'e thi mangled victim to bleed to
dilet'h alone for the reason that. In
criminal cases, no man is obliged to
hear witneiits against hlmself. .James
1ltalden Wilkes, president of the De
fenteo Society of Atlanta. discussed
t ill legal decision at the society s
last meeting. "And that." he cried
hot y. "is called justice. Well. In
deecd, was a search after justice once
defn('ed as a blind man looking into a
dark roomi for a black hat that isn't
there " ___ i
Avoid the Cheap and "Big Can" Bak
ite ,he bt'p baking powders have hit one
i,my, i plenty of powder for his Aionv
o .:'. tt all dbalin ple hr i e th.
ir ladtr tip of cheap materials that have I
i,, hiaeuring power. Th'ese apowdlr are
)ci rrl. ssly maile fromn inferior mate
.;. t:).t thevy will not imakle light. w~hoe
tic odr. iFurther.l these chea Lakinn
Snhrl ave a very sn tl p ercentage oe sze
,.;tv,, ,;g g; . therel ore it takes 1rw I O A.
to iio t hm(es as nucth of aul powder to l
rOi-e ohr rake or biscuit a it tdes of t'ltl
hi,'t Itaking Powder. 'l'herehre, in tihe long th('
rio,, ihe actual cost to the consumer of the pila:
ently , dwohrn is more t han Calumet i sll
\\ by not buy a perfect.lY wholesome lak- of
In l t,,wdt'ir like (alumet, that is at the in
rine tme Int' odneIste in rt'e andl one ni
N . .it t: ie relied o l, ,n Calumn et gild
the c, an the least trou',le., in
Youthful Criminals. on
()e of the most listtressing cases aPi
he hfa ever had to deial with faced a tle
1.l erpiool (England) magistrate re- ec
rent iy. aid one cannot wonder at his sa
exclamation: "What can l do with
these babies?" as he gazed upon five pc
tiny prisoners In thl' dock. The ot
youngest was only seven years old. w gl
and the eldest eleven, yet the quintet I
for two months have carried out i
thefts and other depredations . with b
sti'h skill and cunning that for two
months the police and detectives have
been trying in vain to find out who
were the thieves. No fewer than 40
charges were brought against thei
children. The 7-year-old child was
the ringleader, and quite an adept at e
thieving and planning thefts. c
A very youthful and entirely uln
krorwn musical composer read some
verses by the renowned Thomas Moore
which he liked very much. Forthwith
the buzz of inspiration circulated
through his brain, and the next thing
he knew he had evolved a tune which
went. right prettily with the words of
the Irish poet. Much elated, the very
youthful composer took the product to
a publishertof popular songs and sang
It to him. The publisher shook his
"The music's all right," he opined,
"but the words are bum."
The Point of View. wit
'1 niotice that you have given up
the tight for a cleaner city. You used ful
to be one of the leaders in the oppo- ,n
sition to the smoke nuisance."
"Yes. I've come to the conclusion plal
that smoke cannot be abolished. It's bu
useless to keep harping on the ques- Ra
"Hly the way, what business are you gnm
In now?" tal
"Oh. I've quit working for a salary.
An uncle of mine left me a valuable ha
interest in one of our biggest ma- tio
chine shops." No
DAME NATURE HINTS
When the Food is Not Suited. vo
When Nature gives her signal that i
something is wrong it is generally c(
with the food; the old Dame is always
faithful and one should act at once.
To put off the change is to risk that
which may be irreparable. An Ari
sona man says:
"For years I could not safely eat o
any breakfast I tried all kinds of C
breakfast foods, but they were all C
soft. starchy messes, which gave me
distreesing headaches. I drank strong
coffee, too, which appeared to benefit
Sme, the time but added to the head
aches afterwards Toast and coffee
were no better, for I found the toast
"A friend persuaded me to quit cof
fee and the starchy breakfast foods,
and use Postum and Grape-Nuts in
stead. I shall never regret taking his
i The change they have worked in
me is wonderful. .I now have no more
of the distressing sensations In my
stomach after eating, and I never have
any headaches. I have gained 12
pounds In weight and feel better in
every way. GrapeNuts make a de
licious as well as a nutritious dish,
and I ind that Poeatu is emsily di
Iested and sever prodUces dyspepsia
Name given by Pastun C, Battle
GetO thes lttle boot. "The Road to
Wefvine," in pkgs 'T1er'S a
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A w ii o ou
Before us sprad that a in frozen
the buildings fronting the esplanade mail and do
plaza of the exposition. The twilight was donhe.i
pl of tha drext oil t plnt. Foto the tiht birih a,rize ring would not endure any pictured iuex1la
tn history architecttuIre was to be made alive at \me '_XO ¢ 'L- depravity. To me that was a ,oaderful revela
ni.andetbulbs were hid ah)ng the transverse the admission price le five cents or two dollars.
ines of the buildings. The current was turned a American audiences wa nt action dol wars
n the sitn ly bloomed. Ensued a thrills; they want desperate courage and wild
ae pestacle for which a oraear would have bat' herol but the want it all clean. They a
S oy that brought a gasp of the good to riph the guilty to be punis hed
e stacy from every otne of the millions who and w t b ang
3aw E i . A P a ris ia n m a n u fa c tu re r o ff e re d $2 0t .0 0 0 fo r
E d ison. re- headed s ad oi ce Thist the right to make movttg pictures of the -)bet
i nlrgau Passion Play. ills offer was refused.
rt e r, ,. . . . . ..e, ., v ni en d t h e m . I n t h e i e w e n t b a c k t o h i s s t u d i o , e n g a g e d a c o m p a nf y
.o. hat v..ge .he .".. .... hared them carefull7
te tha verg of tha new eraiisdi. The t.' I g was
over the verge of a new era mens ..u..
glory of the spectaclo itself missed him. Instead, Any
he glanced shrewdly and carefully all around on 1'nite
the entrancing wonder, then cautiously into his less t
battered straw hat and said: the n
'"i could put every filament into that hat" Fly
Ehconomics. mechanics--these obsessed him. show
That brain, which required a No. £ hat for cover- Thy
ing. could think only of the compressed fact films.
that all the space occupied by the vibrating, en- them
ergizing and glory-working source of that gigantic \¶r
spectacle could be replaced by about two pints there
of water--or a quart of human brain. So
Edison is a rare man. In his speech, of which ough
he is as careful as of his filaments, he pulls the soap
core from a field of ideas and thrusts it at you Ti
e as if it were a poniard. You think about what he suds
Ssays for a week, a month; and In years you don't good
h forget it. port
d All of this is leading up to a consideration of or
what the wizard-sage said a few weeks ago when quir
h a select audience sat in his studio and watched easi
f the first performance of the kinetograph, that clot
fabulous instrument which is destined to repro- atol
L duce plays, operas, public spectacles with the tak4
action, the color and the voice intact. scel
IIs The great old inventor was gratified once equ
again. Another thrill had come into his life. His mu
Slatest adventure Into the unknown had pros- for
pered. and his friends and associates clustered
about him with congratulations, with questions, cal
with assurances. Of
For some time Edison was silent. He is grate- Is
led ful that he is deaf. Then be squinted from one mc
,o the other, and said: '"i
po " 'belore long you'll he wot.l.g fliat li: an aero
ion plane, for you'll be able to pack it into a soap- g
It's bubble!" so
Ies A soap-bubble' Rather a fragile packingcase.
Rather a small compass in which to place a ar
you grand opera. A curious comparison. Did Edison uh
mean what he said? Did he know what he was -m
an. talking about? in
able Ever since I heard that Edison said that, I d
mab have been thinking of moving pictures in connec
tion with soap-bubbles. And not always in the
way he meant bubbles in connect'2n with the
A soap-bubble is cheap. It is easy to make-if
you know how. It is fragile. It is very alluring. c
that It reflects all colors, all forms. It appeals uni
versally to children. Sages ponder over it. Poets
ways celebrate it. Artists reproduce it.
ays Conundrum.--Why is a moving picture like a
First, yoe find them everywhere.
On the back streets of Reno I saw the pictures
f eat of the bull fight at Guadalajara, Mexico. The
is of Guadalajarans now look on the moving pictures
e all of the prize fight at Reno.
le me At Punta Arenas., the southernmost port in the
itrong world, I saw Chileans applaud moving pictures
oent of the Bowery and the New York water front.
head- On the Bowery I saw pictures of the battleship
coffee fleet entering the harbor of Punts Arenas.
toest On an island 2,000 miles out in the Pacific
Ocean the exiled lepers of Molokai gather daily
lit co- before the flickering wonders of a world which
ioods, before had been but vaguely in their dreams.
ats f The Sunday evening young people's class of Eau
ag his Claire, VWisconsin, looks in pity on the trans
planted and resurrected life of Molokai which
ked n passes before their eyes--on the screen.
a more A group of travelers in the luxurious saloon
I. my of an ocean liner study the lifelike pictures of
or have the country for which they are bound. The beg
hed 12 gars who line the pathways of the tourist implor
t ter in g backsheesh give up their pennies to see the
a de- living presentment of their, prey bounding to
t dish, them over the ocean wave.
Sdi In. Iceland excited Eskimos applaud the hero
sily d- ism of a cowboy who rescues a captured maiden
from the redskins. Half-way round the world.
nttl Northern Russia, tearful peasants sorrow over
the pictured plight of d French lover.
The Bengalee moves down Mowringhee Road
Sand gives up two pennies to see the funeral of
Ke ing Edward-to see it actually move. The
Si Moro nto the alleys of Zsamboang goes without
e hi as extra shirt, that he may view the reception otf
UI .WeraIl asreith
Anywhere, everywhere, you find them. In the lie wC
I nited States you will have to hunt a town of aof ver
less thatin ,000 inhabitants if you wish to escape and re
the moving pictures. isit these ate
Five millions of Americans daily visit these a this
shows. for thi
The exhibitors pay $18,000.000 a year for their for th
films. The public pays $57,00,000 a year to see erhanno
thr. Edison has an average weekly royalty Obera
therefrom of $8,000. For
So it is a pretty big business, pretty thor- For
oughly organized. quite universal in its reach, der Ft
soap-bubbly in its universality. fact
The child of the poor, with a clay pipe and the chure
suds from the weekly wash, can have just as pInctu
good a time as any rich young fellow with an Ia- lion.
ported meerschaum and the best castile. voti
So it is with the moving-picture shows. It re- votl~
quires little capital to run them. A long room, jetst
easily darkened, a nine-feet square patch of white of JH
cloth, some benches for the spectators, an oper- of
ator at ten dollars a week, and a rented film, now a fe
takes the place of a company of actors, stage foun,
scenery, properties. lights and a properly door
equipped building. And the poor boy gets as door
much value for his nickel as the rich boy can get tiall
for any number of dollars. Boaf
Yet, they run into danigers that no soap-bubbles Bow
can allure. Fire is of these the most patent. gogi
Of the moral dangers we will speak later. It find
is through the moral soap-bubble that we can see
more clearly the moving picture's gossamer biol
Fire, however, a the firt. Rd most vital datn les
ger. The Charity-Bazaar fire in Paris, in which tar;
so many women were trampled to death by cow- pat
ardly men, was caused by the fall of a spark zoo
upon some celluloid moving-picture films which I
had been dropped into a basket. In Canton 600 pul
- men, Chinamen, were burned to death in a fire tht
in a moving-picture show house. In .Quito, Ecua- Su
dor, fifty men and women lost their lives in a
similar calamity. co
It speaks well for the widespread and con- tc
stant vigilance of the fire departments of the bu
f United States that no great catastrophe has yet
come to the moving-picture houses of this de
- country. th
ts Lives hve not been lost in the moving picture
shows. Lives have been lost through the moving
a picture shows.
Where once the dime and nickel novels sug- ti
gested ways of crime to unbalanced youth the p;
moving picture has come to make a more ready a
hes and more potent appeal. The printed word is a
ree never so ardent with an impressionable mind as b
the acted word.
the Several ways have been thought of to lessen t
__a these obvious evils. Charles Sprague Smith, late t
nt. chief of the People's Institute in New York,
hip thought he had solved the problem when he in- 4
duced the manufacturers of the moving pictures -
ic to agree to a national board of censorship.
ally The manufacturers, good trade diplomats.
Itch readily assented, and then saw to it that the
ems. board of censorship should be advisory and not
Eau antagonistic. The result Is that many pictures
ans- that create havoc among youthful minds when
hich shown on the public screens "get by" the na
tional board of censorship.
loon No. This bubble that Edison has loosed upon
. of us will play itself out just so far as the instincts
beg. of the whole people of this country will permit;
plor- no farther, no sooner.
sthe One night I went to. a prize fight. Only men
g to were present. The casual observer might have
said they were all tough men. After the fight
hero- a canvas was erected in the ring and an an
aden nouncer said, "An exclusive film will now be
rorld. shown to the members of this club."
over The picture proved to be of French manufac
r, ture and portrayed a vile situation In a dive.
"Road Instantly hisses and a storm of execration burst
_i of from the audiene. The running of the film was
The stopped and the picture removed before it was
thout all shown. Gtm silelne greeted the removal of
on of the casvua
..XTho crowd that gaoried in the ationi o the
lie went bac'K to I1s ~.uu .. - "b"O
of very skillful actors, rehearsed them carefully O-
and reproduced the Passion Play, almost as well ROA(
as it was originally done, and the cost was about Noion.
a twentieth of what he offered for the original.
This manufacturer had an eye on a new field ED. El
for the moving picture. While his imitation will. phone 4-1:
perhaps, find a comparatively small market. it AP
cannot hope to reach the class that would have | WA
purchased a guaranteed reproduction of the
Oberammergau play; viz., the churches.
For the churches have not yet come utterly un
der the sway of the moving picture, despite the
fact that the Congregational and Presbyterian tteatoc
churches of Redlands. California, showed moving
pictures all last summer in their outdoor pavi
Yet the moving picture manufacturers are de
voting a lot of time and money to religious sub- wing na
jects. "Joseph Going Into Egypt," "The Repulse We thot
of Herod," "Jephthah's Daughter. "The Relief fu'eT
of Jericho," and "The Wisdom of Solomon" are writ fe
a few of the subjects of moving-picture plays 1is Hun
founded on Biblical accounts. -
While the moving pictures are battering at the
doors of the churches they have already par- who kh
tially scaled the walls of the school-houses. Out "The
of every seven subjects passed by the National orange
Board of Censorship, one is classed as "peda- the t.
gogical." For t
In the catalogues of the manufacturers one For a
finds films that show lessons in "agriculture,
aeronautics, animal life. bacteriology, biography, I
biology, botany, entomology, ethnology, fisheries, WlRT
vrulal'.,'. hiRtnry, indlsir, lindergait·n .t,,- A
les, mining and metallurgy, microscopy, mill
tary and naval life, natural history, ornithology. We bi
pathology, pisciculture, religion', travel and' ines
It looks like the catalogue of an educational SHII
publishing house. Yet it is only the list of films
that may be and are ordered by "the trade."`
Subjects under these lists are shown daily in the
7,500 theaters that exhibit moving pictures In this
country. They form entertainment, not instruc
tion. They have put the stereopticon out of
et business, not the schoolmaster.
is For the public schools have no more surren
,dered to the new and plausible invader than have Is
re the churches.
Why not teach children history by showing
ag- them scenes from the lives of great men,
.he pageants from the great moments that are duly Go
dy and laboriously recorded in the books. Why not 1l15
is sit and watch George Washington cross the Dela- (A
aU ware on the moving picture sheet, instead of
having to puzzle your head over the dry print
sen that records it on unlivened page? Why not
Cate learn, about the growth of flowers pleasantly, by
)rk, watching a picture instead of having to patiently
in- dissect the flower and then piece it together
Tres - again under the Instruction -of a botany text
book? Such pictures can be and are constantly
hats, shown. Do they not mean the revolution of
not Not long ago the New York Board of Education
urea appointed a committee to investigate this cub- 4
then ject, and find out if it were feasible to install it
na- moving-picture machines in the various schools it
of the city. Superintendent Maxwell was on the
upon committee. I saw him a few days after the ex
rmit; He was not very enthusiastic about the pic
men "A method will never be devised that will save
have any human being the labor of learning," he said.
fight "We learn only by taking thought, and that is
a an- work; hard work. You cannot insert learning
w be hypodermically. You cannot swallow it in tab
loid form. There is but one way to take it, and
aufac- that it the oldest way known. You will find after
dive. all of these will-o'-the-wisps have vanished that
burst it will be the newest way, too."
n was Which throws the moving picture right back
t was where it belongs-in the theater, It can have no
val of permanent place in the church. It canm have no
real place in the school, theegh it my be auntl
- the iary to either, or both,.
His Business improving.
"'#.g." ,!! l , .ho ,id lady, "now that
sprirn i+ !i h us bus!ness will Dick
up \\:! 1 iL1,! man
.As«ik .,i , :,,,! : h 1:I for a living she
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'harnIi -i 'o Q1'- Mff hoodoos. an'
h* clr, h e ti h".1i rattl)saake rattlUe,
Sbur h . n A ,, most at sellln' young
,kin bir ian' prayi' fer rain."
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