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ART BUG AT PHONE
Pad and Pencil Microbe Lurks in
MAN whoso temper was quick and
whoso thumbs were thick used to In
dulge In violent langungo every tlmo
his wifo colled upon him to button her ,
waist up tho back. He had a hard
tlmo getting tho hooks Into tho eyes,
and ovpn attor he had them all ad
justed there was no telling when some
v ot them would get loose.
One day after he had nearly all of them fastened
,hls wife wriggled a bit and most of the hooks came
"I wish some darn fool would Invent a hook that
-would, stay hooked," said the husband after he had
uttered some things that are Unnecessary to repeat.
"Why don't you?" asked tho wife, nit satirically
nor because sho thought ho was a fool, but for hor
,own' peace of mind and to save him annoyance.
"I will Bome day wheir-1 have a few minutes to
eparo," he declared.
And he did. From a simple device which he pat
ented and put on tho market ho has made nearly
What a contrast this case Is to that of Charles
Telller, who died the other day. Tellier's whole Hfo
was '"one of poverty and struggle. More than onco
he was cast Into prison for debt. He died of starva
tion, being too poor to buy enough food to sustain
life, yet no man In all the history of the world did
more to conserve the food supply of the human raco
than did Charles Telller.
He was tho. Inventor of cold storage. Other men
,-have' been made rich
r through his genius. Hun
. dreds ot millions of dollars
are, saved each year
through the process he de
veloped. But for him
great cities such as New
York, London, Paris and
i Berlin would be In danger
of famine If cut off from
their sources of food sup
ply through a great storm
or the Interruptionof their
lines ot communication.
New York, so far as Its
fresh food Is concerned,
lives from day to day.
says the New York Sun.
In 1888, when It was tied
,t up by a blizzard, most of
.?-.stho food within the city
'.'had been consumed bo- '
' tore 72 hours had passed.
Another 72 hours would
' havo meant much suffer-
:- lng. Today, with a tre
mendous increase in popu
lation, Its position Is one of comparative safety.
It carries In cold storage enough food to support
It for weeks.
And yet Charles Telller died "of starvation 1
France was responsible for Telller, but every na
tlon, was his' debtor. He was born in Amiens.,
g&e-giaa 10 years ago; after.belng.r'eleasod'from1
tefa, debtor's prison, he perfected a Bystem for tho
'preservation of meats, vegetables and fruits.
Thirty-seven years ago a ship equipped with his
cold storage appliance was at sea for more than
'JQO days and brought Its cargo of meat Into port
. as fresh as the day It was put aboard.
Some Inventors aro careless. Many ot them
lack business ability. Tellier's Ideas were appro
priated by clover men who thought only of using
them to their own advantage without feeling any
sense of obligation to tho Inventor. Some ot them,
laughed or scoffed at him when he protested that
.they were robbing him of his rights.
Sensitive, and proud lie tried to hide his bltter-
- t!Jss and sought solace in working on other great
Inventions for the. good ot mankind. It takes
njoney to prosecute studies and experiments, nnd
Telller had little of it One day Borao one re
rproached the French government for its neglect
of, Telller, who was In dire want. , Tho government
acted promptly. It gave tho ribbon of tho Legion
of Honor to him. This was a fine thing to do for
' an old man, nearly all ot whoso clothes and furni
ture were In pawn.
The news of Tellier's death last month stirred
,all France. The people may have neglected Tel
ller alive, but they honored him dead. His funeral
'was a national event. Great men delivered eulo
gies of him. And now France, ii to put- .up .a
"monument to him as. one of 'ita greatest sons. 'Hb"
has monuments In' the shape ot industrial plants
''nnd ships tho world over.
About the same time that Telller was dying
. Rudolf Diesel, one of the greatest inventors Ger
' many has produced, fell or caBt himself from the
deck of a ship on which bo was a passenger. Ho
was a broken-hearted, bankrupt a genius without
business sense. His engine is in use in every
quarter of the lobe. Next to Watt lie Is ranked
by some as the greatest figure in the development
of power. For all the good he did in the advance--"men't
of science and Industry his reward was
email indeed. Harassed by creditors, by his ur
gent needs, his life bad been one ot misery for
The tragedy ot great inventors Is pot confined
to Franco or .Germany. The "United States has
more cases perhaps than Europe. It is seldom
that a genius Is able to protect himself in a world-
" ly?way. It Is only after he is dead that the world
begins to appreciate his full worth. Sometimes
even that is lacking.
Without tho Rev, Hannibal Goodwin photogra
phy would not haye been developed tq the extent
Jt Is today. Without him Jt Is doubtful if there
would be motion pictures today, yet It Is a ques
tion whether any of the great producers ot the
photo play who have made millions upon millions
of dollars In the last ten years or one person out
. of tea thousand' ot those who go to see tho
"movies" know of Hannibal Goodwin and his
The Rev. Mr, Goodwin wasTpastor o& n little
church in Newark. His pay was small, barely
enough to support his family. He was a great big,
kindly man. Nature Intended him for1 a scientist.
Conditions made him a clergyman. ' He looked
after his little flock, visited the. sick and helped
p?5' mvzmux orsmrteiwmi7Zt
poor and did his full
but he loved to climb
to the garret of his little
house and work out problems
When he got Into that gar
ret he forgot the world. His wife or his daughter
might call him and he might answer mechanical
ly, but It Is doubtful If he heard them. He would
forget his meals, possibly some engagement, so
absorbed would he become. Sometimes ho would
climb Into the garret early Sunday morning and
-when hours"1later-he would appear in the pulpit"
his hands would be stained with tho chemicals he
had been using. Once he went into the pulpit
with his vestments discolored by the acids. He
did not know it.
In that garret the preacher-scientist developed
tho photographic film.
Success with his Invention brought sorrow to
the clergyman. It was in 1887 that he completed
his work on the film. Whatever his dreams of
fortune they were shattered. A photographic
company attempted to prevent Goodwin from ob
taining a patent. The company was rich. The
clergyman was" poor. A man who is poor has a
tremendous handicap In such a legal fight as ,the
one that followed. A rich corporation can hire
lawyers ot fine ability. Tho law is very slow.
The suit became a fearful burden to the preach,
er. Year after year tho caso dragged on. When
the caso .had been In the courts 13 years the Rev.
Mr. Goodwin died. Ho was poor. Ho woijld not
have been so poor had he nevor Invented the pho
tographic film. Possibly tho struggle to carry on,
the. suit and to gain what he believed was his
own shortened hie life.
After the clergyman died his rights to the film
were sold to a company. His widow got stock In
this concern in return for the Bale of the lnven
' tlon. Years passed and tho lawsuit went from
oourt to court, A.few months ago 26 years after
"the Goo'dwln 'Invention was perfected a decision
was handed down supporting all of- the Goodwin
claims and declaring the company that had fought
tho clergyman from the first to be Infringing the
Hannibal Goodwin patent.
What does triumph mean at thl3 late day? Han
nibal Goodwin's widow Is past eighty. His
'daughter 13 sixty years old. Money cannot com
pensate them for all the years that are gone, tho
years of disappointment, hope deferred and of
poverty. And even now they may not get the
It will not sadden tho aged widow If she never
gets a dollar from the film her husband created.
"Great expectations," she says, "makes one's
life discontented. We have taken this matter phil
osophically. We have expected little. With this
decision rendered w'e still expect Httlo or noth
ing." The one great satisfaction she has and that
counts more than money is the vindication of all
that was claimed In behalf of her husband as the
man who gave the film to the world.
Alexander Graham Bell will go down In history
as the inventor of the telephone and compara
tively little space will be given to Daniel Draw
baugh, yet Bell and Drawbaugh filed their patent
papers the same day, and after eight years of
litigation, in which same of tho greatest lawyers
in American wero engaged, three Justices of tho
Supreme court of tho United States supported
DrawbaUgh's claim to priority and four supported
, Bell. By the narrow margin of one vote Bell was
made rich and Drawbaugh continued poor.
Bell came on his Invention by chance, Draw,
baugh by laborious study. Bell had evory ad
vantage in an educational way. Drawboiigh work
ed for years in his father's blacksmith shop.
Most ofhla life Drawbaugh was hard pressed for
money. His workshop was
an old tumbledown shack
known as Eberly's mills.
There ho labored year in and
year out. He practically died
In harness, for ho worked on
tho day he died and he then
was eighty-four years old
He Invented 500 articles
that have been of value to
the world at large, but he got
little money out of them.
Ellas Howe, inventor of
tho sewing machine, was
lucky In escaping the poor
house. He came from a fam
ily of Inventors. His uncle,
William Howe, Invented the
truss bridge and his uncle,
Tyler Homo, Invented the spring bed.
Ellas Howo was lame, lazy and shiftless. For
years after he married his wife supported him and
their children by sewing. His wlfo's patient In
dustry no doubt led him to think of ways to light
en her toll and the, sewing machine was the re
sult. When he took out his patent ho sold a half
Interest in If for $500 to tho man from whom he
rented a garret. Eleven days after the granting
of tho patent he assigned the other half interest
over to his father, nominally for $1,000, but
really to satisfy claims for small sums the father
had given to him;
To support his family he became -a locomotive
engineer. He- was not much of n success as an
engineer and lost his job. That was fortunate.
aitnougn no did not think so at the time.
His brother had t,een Bent to England toi intro
duce the sewing machine and thought he was
doing a wonderful piece of business when he sold
the English rights for $1,250. There wa3 one
saving clause in that bill of sale. It provided
tnat the inventor should got $15 for every ma-
Ellas Howo with his wife 'nnd three children
followed his b; other to England. He got work at
fit a week at manufacturing his own machines
He was so Incompetent as a worker that he was
discharged. For two years hef was poverty
siricnen ana only escaped jail in Eneland bv tnlc.
ing tho poor debtor's oath. Through the charity
of a sea captain ho and his family' were brought
oacij to America.
Two weeks after his return his wife died owing
10 mo privation to which she had been suhlprted
Destitute and forlorn Howe drifted about from
place to place. His father took pity on him and
reconveyed the half interest in the tiatent to
Ellas. Then Howo took advantage of tho fact
mat various persons wore Infringing on his pat-
lor four years the suits
ent and sued them.
dragged along. Howe won most of them and col
lected $15,000 In one Instnnce'. With this rr.nnev
he repurchased the half Interest ho had sold to
the owner ot the garret for $500.
That was one of the few sensible things ho ever
did in a business way. When he died In 1867 at
mo age or lorty-elght ho left $2,000,000.
Ell Whitney Invented the cotton pin. Ho wna
New Englander who went south, and on the nlan.
tatlon of Gen. Nathaniel Green of Revolutionary
fame saw the slayes separating the lint from the
cotton seed by hand. Few things that camo
from the brain of many have worked a greater
revolution than Uie cotton gin. Without injury
to tho fiber it cuts the lint from tho seed and piles
it into the frame In which later it is baled.
From his invention, which "may he classed as
one of the ten' most Important in history, Whitney
nevor got a dollar of profit. - Immediately upon
the Introduction of the frln dozens nf nnrenna
pirated tho invention. Whitney tried to protect
uia icgiu ngms ana soon became Involved In
lot of lawsuits. Somo of them he won without
much trouble, some of the more important wero
carried from court to court and were dragged on
The affair became one of tho scandals of the
time. Mr. Whitney, disgusted with the protracted
and expensive litigation, nearly nt the end o( his
financial resources and despairing of over getting
Justice In tho courts, determined to let the world
have tho benefit of his Invention without profit to
himself. Tho state of Georgia in recognition of
wiiat it naa Denentea through, the gin voted $50,
000 to him. That did not cover thn tami rmt.
the lawyers' fees and tho time ho had given to
the creation of the gin, but with this money he
embarked in business in New England in tho man
ufacture of firearms, and made enough money to
ia lutuujiiuruuvo ease,
NAME WAS STRANGE TO HIM
Frenchman Could Recall Nothing of
One of the Greatest Statesmen of
painters are notoriously lacking in,
the, bump of reverence, says the Lon
don Telegraph, One ot the long-haired
tribe 'of' "blaguers" happened to be
spending a. day or two at Castres, the
birthplace of the great M, Jaures,' and
got into conversation with a relative
over his 'aperitif at the" cafo. The loyal
Castrlar. vaunted the glory of his city,
''Our city," he. said, "produces the best
btlllprd table' In France, it-has also"
and here he lowered his voice rever
ently "givqp. birth to M. Jaures."
'"Jaures! Jaureal" mused tho
ehamelesa painter, "who's he?"
"You don't mean to say you don't
know Jaures?" gasped his interlock
ter; and tho painter, as It with dawn
ing comprehension, replied: "Ob, you
mean Jorrls. the man who won the
raoe through" Paris some years ago?"
it -was -too much to; tha patriotic
citizen, who rose in disgust and left
tho cafe. A few minutes later the
painter saw him In earnest conversa
tion with several other local worthies
on tho pavmont opposite. All gazed
in amazomunt at the strange mortal
who did not know Jaures, Imagine a
Cockney at Crlccleth who knew not
Lloyd-George, and you. have a fair
A wicked story -la, .told; about , two
partners who respected ' each -other's
Few Persons Are Immune; Works
While One Talks What Do You
Draw While Waiting for Your
Number? Asks Writer.
What kind of things do you draw?
Or, are you one of the numeral or
Do you make wiggles? Do you make
faces (not your own, that is) T Do you
produce architectural''?' 'geometric
designs, or merely arabesques?
Whether you answer or not, re
marks tho Now York World, It Is a
dead ccalnty that you do one of these
things. Probably you're uncdnscloua
of the fact, but you're one of the mil
lion and more telephone booth artists
who aro the involuntary slaves of a
masterbug which lives in every tele
phono booth in the city.
Just think a moment nnd call to
mind the last time you were In a booth
with a pencil and a bit of paper handy.
Don't you recall that you had to wait
while "central" was getting the num
ber? What did you do in the inter
You needn't answer; you took up
the pencil and began to draw or to
make curlicues or flgures.'perhaps to
write a name. You do it every time
you get Into a booth. In nine cases
out of ten you contlnae the art work
during your conversation, too.
Whoever Is ekoptlcal need only go,
for example, to tho Hotel Knicker
bocker and watch tho people in the
booths there. There are eight tele
phone compartments and each Is pro
vlded with a pad and pencil placed in
the booths to facilitate notemaklng.
but It may be that a farslghted man
agement was aware of tho "bug" and
promptly supplied the means for its
The matter of this "telephone bug
was referred to no less an authority
Upon quirks of the mind than Dr. Car
los F. MacDonald, the alienist. He
recognized It at once. He even said
that he himself was a victim.
"I firmly believe that nearly every
one who uses a telephone," he said,
"Is given to scribbling or writing or
drawing or figuring on a bit of payer
If it be handy. I always do it myself
if the conversation be at all prolonged.
It's a curious mental process. Really
It's a dual operation of the mind.
When a man is waiting, for Instance,
for a telephone number his conscious
mind Is directed attentively to waiting
for the answer at the other end. Ills
subconscious hand disengages Itself,
and If the pencil and pad be there It
turns to them. There Is no dimlnua
tlon In the intcntness of the. conscious
mind while tho hand Is busy tracing
the figures or what not upon the pa
per. It Is just that the mind Is capable
of doing two things at once and g'.ves
a demonstration of Its ability.
'The things persona produce on pa
per at such a time may be most care
fully executed, but the execution does
not In any way bampeca thoroughly
rational attention, to tho conversation
or -communication taking place. The
drawings really make practically no
impression on tho mind, and I'd ven
ture to say that not one man in a hun
dred could tell you after leaving the
booth what he had drawn or written
on the pad. It does not register on tho
mind, you see. The mid that Is, the
subconscious mind, is focused on the
conversation and is far too Intent to
be distracted by tho other operation.
Some persons draw, others merely
scribble. I generally set down figures
1, 2, 3, 4, and then write them In re
verse order, often I go to the very
edge of tho papar with the string of
digits. It's a mental process which
rarely has anything to do with the con
versation that Is, the figures or
scrawls or drawings bear no pictorial
relation to the subject ot the talk.
"I believe, however, that these sub
conscious deductions bear some rela
tion to tho character of the individual,
Just as does handwriting. If, say, 500
examples could be collected and placed
In the hands of an expert in handwrit
ing I think he could resolve the pro
ducers Into distinct classes, as It wero.
I think that the traltB of the Individual
might be found to show In the draw
ings. They are produced with even
less th6ught than one must give to the
formation of characters In writing, be
causeCthe conscious mind is busy with
the talking, but It seems to me that
they might show the characteristics ot
The care with which Bono are exe
cuted is indicative ot the care with
which the accompanying tolephono
conversation was carried on, because
it has been found that the more im
portant the talk the more carefully tho
subconscious mind worked. t
Now. tho next time you co into a
telephone booth Just see It you don't
grab the pencil and get to work.
Everglades of Florida.
The region down in Florida known
as the "Everglades" is not as yet
available for cultivation, although it
Is understood that an attempt Is be
ing made by the state to reclaim the
territory. The region is 70 miles
long and CO wide, the water being
from one to six feet deep, studded
thickly with ridges, or islands, from
ono-tourth of an aero to hundreds of
acres in extent. Out of the water
grows a rank grass, from six to ton
feet high. The vegetable deposits of
the Everglades are enormous, and be
yond a doubt the great swamp, when
thoroughly drained, will produce amaz
ing crpps, especially of bananas and
plantains and other sub-tropical fruits.
HEN it happened to be my
good fortune to be the guest
for a fortnight of Prince
Golltzlnc, the Master of the
Russian ImDCrlal Hunt. I
knew that 1 had an Interesting time
before me. Leaving tho Warsaw sta
tion in St, Petersburg, a three-quarters
of an hour's run sufficed to cover the
distance to Gatchtna, some thirty odd
iles, where are situated the Imperial
kennels. Gatchlna, It may be men
tioned, Is a garrison town, adjoining
which Is the magnificent park In
which aro situated the prlnce'B hunt
ing box, the kennels and a fine set
ot buildings housing tho hunt staff.
Without doubt the most interesting
feature of the kennels is tho magnifi
cent pack of wolfhounds, more com
monly known In England as Borzois
writes a correspondent of Country
Life. It Is doubtful If anywhere In tne
world so large and fine a collection
exists, thero being all told some sixty
couple; in addition also are twenty
couplo of English foxhounds, not usea
In their normal capacity, but In con
nection with tho hunUng ot the wolf.
Besides these are to be found eight
couple of very handsome be&rhounds,
massive animals of a breed which Is
rapidly becoming extinct. Within a
few hundred yards of the kenneis are
to be found the stables, In which are
kept about one hundred horses used
both for riding purposes and for the
Big Bison Preserves.
One of tho most interesting and
unique features, however, la connec
tion with tho hunt is the bison pre
serves, one of the very few In exiBt
once and probably the finest, Blnce i&e
animals thrive so much In their nat
ural surroundings that they breed
freely, and thus maintain their num
bers and high standard. The preserve
contains over a hundred ot these fine
What strikes the visitor to Russia
in the hugeness of everything. The
statues, the streets and the spaces all
are vast Then most other undertak
ings aro carried out In a big way, and
a pheasant shoot Is no exception to
this. It is nothing out of the ordinary
for forty to fifty sleighs to bo In com
mission to convey gunB and beaters
from point to point. It should be men
tioned that the distances from one
beat to another on the royal preserves
are often very great The average
bag on a royal shoot may number any
where between fifteen hundred and
two thousand cocks, the bens aro
never shot. The imperial pheasant
shoot is most picturesque, tho cos
tumes and cries of the beaters mak
ing it particularly unique.
The Wolf Hunt
The royal estate Is well stocked
with hares, mostly Imported from Ire
land. At the same time, they assume
a white coat in the winter, as do their
native brethren. Both foxes and lynx
aro to b5 occasionally found In these
parts, and are much prized wnen
bagged, but they are gradually becom
ing scarcer, and to hunt them with
any certainty of sport moans travel
ing Into wilder and more rugged por
tions of tho country. The same also
may be said of the wolf, and to hunt
him now means a considerable Journey
from tho kennels. Some years ago
these hunts were carried out on a
magnificent scale, special trains being
chartered for the convenience ot the
huge army of guests, beaters and keep
ers. Most of these big trips have,
however, been dropped since the revo
lution In 1905. The method adopted
to hunt the wolf Is Interesting. The
hunt takes place only In the winter,
months. After tho place where tho
animal Is lying up has been located
by his tracks that part of the forest
Is "ringed" off and preparations made.
Tho field remain mounted in the vicin
ity, most of them holding three Borzoi
hounds apiece in the slips. Foxhounds
are now thrown into tbe forest to
make him break covert, and then la
to be heard a medley of sounds and
cries strange to the English ear. At
last a rustle Is hoard, and as the wolt
breaks covers the three Borzois most
conveniently placed are slipped on
to him. After this followB an exciting
rough and tumble gallop tor tbe field.
Should the quarry to be able to stay
for two miles, ho will probably have
shaken off the Borvols by that time.
In most Instances, however, they pull
him down, and although unable to
hold him, can make some little impres
sion on his tough skin. On the arrival
ot tho first horseman he is dispatched
or, as is more often done nowadays, he
Is tied up and muzzled. Then he Is
carted away and, nfter being on view
for two or three days. Is once more
Generally speaking, an old wolf can
beat hounds on equal terms In most
Instances, so on some occasions
slightly different, tactics are adopted,
tho field sitting in thslr troika sleighs
In which tho Borzois are concealed at
various points around the forest. As
soon as ho breaks covert the troikas
Btart oft, chasing him over tho snow
perhaps for as many as twenty miles
before showing signs of distress, then
at the right moment hounds will be
slipped on to him from the troika,
By these methods, of course, the
hound is given a great advantage.
Prince Golltzlne relates how on one
occasion, after hunting an old warrior
for thirty miles apparently half-dead
and with bleeding mouth and drooping
ears he took a new lease of lite and
managed to outdo three freshly-slipped
houndB. This gives some Idea ot the
marvelous staying power of tho wolf.
It may be mentioned that in Russia
the fox and the lynx are both shot,
first of all being ringed in the same
manner as the wolf, and It is a curious
sight to see tho beaters In their grey
overcoats lined with sheepskin and
wearing snow-shoes If the Bnow Ilea
deep. The guns take up their posi
tions at about eighty yards apart,
each placed behind a white screen,
matching the snow as nearly as possi
ble. As soon as all Is ready the Bhoot
Ing begins and tbe hunt Is started.
Tbe gun that secures a fox or lynx on
such a beat may consider himself
lucky. Elk and bear are sometimes
found In this district, though they aro
now becoming very scarco.
In connection with the hunt and In
an adjoining park are to be found
wapiti, red and roe deer. The czar,
as Is well known. Is a lover of all
kinds ot sport Duties of state, how
ever, allow him comparatively few
opportunities. Of one kind of sport
he Is particularly fond, and that Is ot
shooting tho capercailzie In the spring.
business ability, but who hated each
other cordially. To one ot them came
a fairy Baying that he could have any
Doon ue aesired, and whatever he had
his, partner should have In double nor-
tlon. Naturally bis first wish was for
a barrel ot money. ,
"All right,' said tho fairy, "but your
partnor will get ;wo barrels on that
"Stop a llttlo," said the flrBt. "Per
haps you'd, better not glyq me a barrel
ofmouoy.rd ratnTr youl would muka
me totally ''blind, Intone "eye." "
Superlatives In Advertising.
Japanese advortlsers believe In a
lavish use ot superlatives. "Tho pa
pur wo sell," runs the announcement
In a Tokyo stationer's window, "Is as
solid as the bide ot an elephant"
"Stop insldd!" is the invocation of a
big multiple shop in the same city.
"You will be welcomed as fondly as a
ray ot sunshine after a rainy day.
Our assistants are. as amiable as. a
father seeking a husband for a dowvr
less daughter. Goods are dispatched
to customers' houses with the rapidity
ot a shot tram the cannon's mouth."'
Walker Whiteside, In his barn
storming days heralded as "the only
actor who ever played Hamlet at
Hamlet's age," has In late years come
Into his own, and those who once
laughed at his presumption now bow
to his artistry, so It can do no harm
to recall an old Eugene Field pun at
When, Field was on the staff of tha
Denver Times young Whiteside
passed that way on one ot his boy
Hamlet tours, and the gentle humor
hit wrote of him: "Mr. Walker White
side acted 'Hamlot' at the Tabor
Grand last night He acted till 13
Making Sauce of Roselle.
Rosclle, the red sorrel of the West
Indies, which was introduced a few
years ago Into tho southern states. Is
a plant, tho flowers of which have
floahy calyces from which u. sauce that
looks like cranberry sauce, as well as
syrup, Jelly and preserves are made.
In tho Philippine islands a canning
factory has Just begun making roselle
sauce. It was thought until very re
cently that the calyces were tho only
edible part ot the plant, but the Unit
ed States department ot agriculture
announces that also the loaves and
young stems yield palatable products,
Gotham Is Interested.
A wealthy woman ot Chicago an
nounces an Intention to adopt and to
raise in one houshold. as an equal fam
ily 15 children chosen from as-many
re:er. Nogroes, Arabs, Chinese,
Semites, Malays, are to be. included,
as well as members ot tho. various
Aryan, peoples. It la the expectation
ot tho foster, soother that they will
grow up as brothers and sisters and
that she will have an Impartial lova
tor them al 1
"That was a paradoxical sort ot re
venge his enemies took on Smith."
"In what way?"
"They cooked up a schemo to touch
him on tho raw."
As the Chicago family Is designed
to test the effect of environment in
shaping the characters ot children of
different raced, It Is to be regretted
It cannot bo tried out under better
conditions than are now possible. Tho
foster mother may teach equality In
the home, but when tho young play
mates go out upon tho streets and tb
the public schools, how will It faro
with the home teachtng against the al
most universal prejudices ot thos
they will meet there? New York
"What are 'diplomatic circles?"''
asked tha girl who was reading- the
"There are different kinds. One prom
inent style of diplomatic circle Is .the
conversation wfc!?5v keeps getting
tround to precisely whera it began."
Starcraze In my coming $our, 1
am going to be supported fey my wife.
Crlticu That's exactly wbat W
family told" bar h eeMl U
afea znuriad yea.