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GIFT OF RED
Coveted Badge of Cardinal Never
Worn More Than Once.
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Tho American Missionary associa
tion is making a strong effort to raise
$1,000,0Q0.00 for tho partial endow
ment of tho following colleges: Flak,
Talladega, Tougaloo, Straight and Til
lotson, for tho education of our peo
ple in tho south, writes Booker T.
Washington. They aro concentrating
particularly on Talladega at present.
I wish peoplo might realize how far
reaching tho work of theso colleges is
in tho development of tho civilization
of our country. I am constantly trav
eling throughout tho South and other
sections of our country, nnd' wherever
I go I meet strong men and women
who have been educated at Ono of these
Institutions. The men nnd women
from these colleges aro succeeding a8
teachors and leaders In nineteen other
occupations. Many of tho strongest
men in the pulpits of tho largo denom
inations, such as Methodist and Bap
tist, have v been educated at one of
theso institutions. 'V But for the pres
ence and influence of such educated
men 'and women it would have been
Impossible lor us to maintain peace
and order between the white and
black people in tho South during all
If .nnyono wants to help in changing
tho attitude of tho white people In
the South toward tho education of the
colored people, ho cannot do it in a
more effective way than by contrib
uting toward tho endowment, of these
five leading colleges for our race In
the South. 1
It was my prlvllego recently,
through nn invitation, to attend the
meeting of tho executive committee
of the American Missionary associa
tion, and I have never met a body of
men who were more unselfishly do
voted to tho welfaro of tho South than
is truo of these cpmmltteemen. I very
much hope the appeal which they are
making to the public will meet a
Those cities which have a large col
ored population show high death rates.
It has long been known as a scientific
fact that the mortality among the ne
groes is greater than among whites,
and the returns from the various
states and cities demonstrate this
fact. For Instance, while the death
rate in Porland, Ore., is but 11.0, in
Richmond, Va., it is 22.4; in Birming
ham, Ala., 20'.4; in Atlanta, Ga., 19.3;
in New Orleans, La., 21.3, and in Bal
timore, Md., 19.4. Here in Washing
ton, where one-third of the iiopulatlon
Is colored, the death rate is 17.5, and
In 1911 it was as high as 1S.9. These
figures for tho national capital are
more slgnlflcr.nt when it is remem
bered that conditions aro vastly dif
ferent from those prevailing in such
indusuyal centers as Pittsburgh Cleve
land 'and Detroit, where the danger
from violent death In tho mills and
factories is a feature to bo reckoned
with. Hero there aro no factories and
death from accident is much rarer
than in cities such as those named.
Coal is by far tho most important
mineral product of India. The value
of the output of the coal fields in 1912
reached a total of $16,088,374, which
represents an advance of more than
32 per cent.
But it's better to be born great than
it is to thrust yourself upon greatness.
Chinese bought 1,000,000 Bibles the
first six months of this year.
For thirty years a work for colored
mothers has, been maintained under
many difficulties at Haddonville, N. J.,
under tho auspices of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. Mrs.
Isabel Shipley is the superintendent,
and has succeeded in bringing a great
deal of comfort into the lives of work
ing women of the colored race who
have homes dependent upon them.
These mothers aro brought together
In cheerful meetings and both helDod
and taught to better their lot. Ar-1
ran gem en ts aro made to assist .them
in their necessary purchases and to
help, them in their earnings. This
winter the work has been extended to
take In a larger district, the need be
ing great. Mrs. Shipley found herself
confronted with many pleas for a largi
er circle of those who could enjoy tho
benefits of theso mother-meetings, nnd
In the face of tho heavily increased ex
pense has undertaken to meet the call.
These helpful meetings are but one
lino of the excellent work among col
ored peoplo conducted under Mrs.
Shipley's direction. -
There1 aro some 60,000 Asiatics em
ployed on British ships.
A strange Instance of freak memory
la recorded in the case of a servant
girl in, a Scottish manBe. She was al
most illiterate, yet, when delirious in
fever, surprised those around her by
"repeating long passages of tho Bible
in Hebrew. The kitchen where the
girl spent her evenings adjoined the
minister's sudy. He was accustomed
to read aloud. The girl had not un
derstood or consciously taken heed of
tho reading, yet hor mind had seized
uijon and stored tho phrases.
Hard to pleaBe -The stage villain.
Hoke Smith who, in 'addition to be
ing a United States senator was for
many yearB president ot tho board
of education of Atlanta, received a
visit one afternoon from a Georgian
who wanted his indorsement for a
government Job. Mr. Smith was as
genial and cheery as a fine day in
June, and the job seeker was greatly
.encouraged because be had already
secured tbejndorsement of many oth
er senators! After he had finished
Ills oxplanatlon ot what ho wanted,
In an address before the Wabash
Avenue Y. M. C. A., former Governor
Charles S. Doneen of Illinois, review
ing tho negro's activities in this coun
try during the half century of his free
dom, told the exact truth when he said
that tho record was ono of which no
member of the race need be ashamed
The sudden stepping from a "paternal
and protective" condition, whero tho
negro was entirely a. dependent, and
his Individual efforts were repressed
to the utmost by tho very nature of
his condition, to a status of freedom
made his problem' an unusually diffi
When to the normal difficulties of
such a condition were added the nat
ural race prejudice which existed and
still exists, nnd the bitter prejudices
engendered of four years of bloody
civil strife, it is plain enough that the
negro's problem was one of tho hard
est that history records. Thus, how
ever. Is the negro's record summa
rized by Mr. Dcneen:
"It was under theso adverso condi
tions that the negroes of tho United
States began their uphill struggle for
Industrial Independence. Fifty years
have elapsed since tbnt tlmo; a very
brief period in the calendar of racial
or national progress, and yet in that
time I think it can safely be said that
tho advancement made has been some
thing which the American people, and
those of your own race in particular,
may well bo proud."
The conclusion reached by Mr.
Deneen is that the negro has "mado
good." That must be the conclusion
of every unbiased observer. This
fact gives promise that, despite noisy
and offensive agitators among tho
whites anifthe impulsive and frequent
ly ill-timed and ill-judged utterances
of some negro leaders, wo shall ulti
mately reach a solution of the "race
problem" through the fairness and tol
erance of the majority of the domi
nant race and the Industry and con
tinued usefulness and progress of tho
great majority of the negroes. Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
Addressing an audience of BOO ne
groes at Chicago, Judge Orrin N. Car
ter pointed out the real and gratifying
progress made by the negro in Amer
ica since tne civil war and, com
menting upon the future of tho race,
"The future is largely in your own
hands and must be provided for by
education. It depends upon both the
white and colored racts if the Eman
cipation Proclamation Is fully carried
It Is true that education is usually
a solvent of prejudice. In that senso
education Is an excellent thing for tho
negro. Education to a certain degree
is absolutely requisite. Tho negro
should be able to read and write,
should know commercial arithmetlo
and should have a fair knowledge o
things in generals
It is doubtful, however, whether
what Is commonly known as "higher
education" will prove, an unmixed
blessing to the negro! One of the un
happiest persons in the world is the
average highly educated negro. By
supereductlon he acquires a contempt
for tho ordinary activities of his race
and the prejudice which still unhap
pily prevails prevents him from min
gling upon terms of equality with the
dominant white race, in which he
would find In larger numbers his in
tellectual and cultural equals. There
are exceptions to this rule, but their
number is exceedingly small.
Colored teachers of the District of
Columbia public schools formed an or
ganization looking to obtain closed re
lations between these educators. Of
ficers were elected at tho meeting,
which was held in tho colored Y. M. C.
A., as follows: R. A. Glllen, presi
dent; Miss May Cromwell, vice-president;
Miss Helen Moore, recording sec
retary; Miss Julia H. Smith, corre
sponding secretary, and Miss N. E.
Glbbs, treasurer. A. U. Craig, Robert
Mattingly, Miss Zela Dyson, Miss L.
G. Arnold and J. L. Chestnut were ap
pointed a commUtee to frame a consti
tution and by-laws.
The Italian supreme court has re
fused to allow Signorina Teresa La
briola to practise law" in the country
on the grounds that a woman cannot
do anything in public life without the
consent ot her husband, and If she
were allowed to practise law her hus
band might withdraw his consent
As an additional safeguard against
icebergs one transatlantic passenger
steamer is carrying a 72,000 candle
power searchlight with an effective
range of five miles.
The Texas owner of a large dairy
herd believes ho 1b the only man in
the United States who cultivates the
prickly pear, raising a 600-acre field ot
It annually and feeding his stock the
pods after removing the thorns.
The Swiss silk industry consists at
present ot more than 80 mills, nearly
all ot which are In the vicinity of
Zurich. There are 14,000 looms In op
eration, and about 25,000 workers,
chiefly women, 'are employed In this
industry, earning from 60 cents to
$1.20 a day.
tho senator observed urbanely: "My
dear boy, J bear not the slightest
grudge against you, but I can't forget
that you havo opposed me for the
last six years." Popular Magazine.
"That banker seemed annoyed that
ho could not leave his woman compan
ion to flgat In tho water while he took
"Being a financier, he might have
known that & woman could not float
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F you should chance to discover your
friend Brown, the usually well-groomed
and sedate president of the First Nation
al bank, dressed in overalls, down on his
knees and busily engaged In scorching
a board with the flame from a gasoline
torch, would you Jump to tho conclusion
that ho had lapsed into second child
hood, which made you fear for tho
safety of your deposits in the aforesaid
bank, or horrlblo thqught that he had gone In for
But don't worry. The chances aro that ho la
"sugl-lng," and that the board on which he is lav
ishing his attention and tho bluo flame of the torch
is a decorative panel for tho dining room of his now
bungalow. Ask him about, watch' him work, and
very likely you will be a convert to this curiously
named occupation before you know It.
For the benefit of the unenlightened who mny bo
tempted to look up this word In tho dictionary
whore they won't find It it may bo well to state
at tho outset that "sugl-lng" means the process of
burning or charring wood to give it the beautiful
effect produced by tho Japanese on their chief
commercial wood, sugi.
The method has been employed by Japanese
craftsmen for centuries, and they have reaped a
rich harvest from tho sale ot samples of the wood
to English and American travelers. For want ot a
better name, theso Bamples were known in this
country Us "Japanese driftwood." It was not drift
wood, however, as tho effect was artificially ob
tained by the uso of fire, the individual pieces hav
ing first been charrei and then rubbed with rice
straw. How tho Japanese came to employ this
method of decorating wood Is
interesting; it also serves to
show that as a race of coni
'inerclal geniuses they nro
right in tho front rank and
wearing bells of considerable
Many centuries ago these
keen-sighted Orientals began
to gather driftwood from tho
sea and turn it to the uses
pi beauty without treating it
in any way. Its embossed
like surface, due to the long
continued swashing of tho
waves and the chemical ac
tion of the salt ot the sea,
which destroys the softer
parts of tho wood and leaved
the harder growth in irregu
lar ribs, was to them a source
of artistic delight. But; the supply of driftwood
was limited and its evolution 'from fresh wood
through the action of the sun and the sea covered
a long period of time. Then It occurred to them
that, tho thing to do was to find a way to hurry
tho process, to gain tho same result by other
methods In other words, to produce artificial
Finally .they discovered that charred wood, with
the char brushed out, left the same result as
erosion by the sea and thereupon was horn the
Just how It was done only the Japanese them
selves knew, and they couldn't be coaxed or
bribed into divulging the Becret. For a long time
it was the general impression that the work was
done with acids, and that the secret lay in the
knowledge of when and how to stop the action of
Finally an American, the noted Oriental scholar
and traveler, John S. Bradstreet of Minneapolis,
got on the right track. What ho did not find out
in Japan ho shrewdly guessed at, and upon his re
turn to America satisfied himself by numerous
experiments that he had found the correct mothod.
But that was only half of the game. Tho other
half was to discover on American wood capable
of taking tbo sugl flnlBh. -
The Japanese sugl, which is rather soft and
easily worked, differs from most conifers or cone
bearing trees in that it is not resinous according
to the generally'accepted term. It is close grained,
and when cut into flat-sawed boards shows a
beautiful figure. Tho spring growth is much
harder than the summer growth, so that when
Are is applied to a sugl board a degree ot heat
which completely chars tho softer grain will mere
ly discolor tho harder grain. Then when the
burned pieces are rubbed until all the charred
portions are removed, the darkened grain is left
standing out Ilko an embossed surface against the
lighter colored soft grain.
During the world's fair a few Japanese carpen
ters were brought to this country to aid in the
construction of certain of the exposition buildings.
When theso carpentors became familiar with
American woods, they Indicated a strong prefer
ence tor cypress, which they, stated possessed al
most exactly the same qualities ot texture and
workability as their native sugi.
Here was Mr. Bradstreet's tip. He immediately
began to experiment with cypress, and the results
convinced him that It was the Ideal wood.
Not only is cypress free from resin and pitch, a
'condition which is necessary to theysuccess of the
sugl treatment, but by reason of the unusual de
gree ot difference between the hardness of tho
spring and summer growths, it presents a superior
contrast after the scorching and brusnlng-out
UMSiiMH "wA& ' Ir-, I ft ' r
ing. The more the soft tjraln Is rubbed out tho
lighter in color will bo the general tone. And tho
rubbing must be done evenly bo that the tone will
not vary. If the rubbing is done only with the
grain the work will be slower and the tone darker.
A good plan is to flrBt go over the board lengthwise
in order to remove the black charcoal, and then rub
across the grain. Under no circumstances, how
ever, should there be any dlngonal rubbing. One
or two experiments on smaii pieces
will teach all there Is to know.
The work of the wire brush
leaves tho board completely cov
ered with a fine brown powder,
which must be entirely removed.
This is done by going over it first
with a whiskbroom and then with
a small dry scrubbing brush, the
latter being handled vigorously to
polish the raised Burface. Cloth
should not bo used to remove the
powder, as It will rub tho powder
in Instead of removing It.
Tho final finish depends upon tho
taste of the operator. If the
process is completed after the re
moval of tho powder, tho board
will be softer In tone and less bril
liant than if waxed. Ordinary floor
wax, however, will bring out tho
full effect of the grain. The wax
should be applied and then polished
with a bristle brush. Thin stains,
while permissible, have the effect
of darkening the wood. An excel
lent way to give color to tho board
is to apply ordinary lead paint of
the desired color and then imme
diately remove all that can be
rubbed out with cotton waste. Varnishes should
never be used. They cheapen the work and the
results are far from pleasing.
Not only Is sugl-flnished cypress one of the most
distinctly beautiful of all woods as an interior
trim for buildings, but because of the ease and
cheapness with which tho process can be em
ployed, and the pleasing and novel effects that can
be obtained, its use for special furniture and In
numerable small articles will undoubtedly cause
It to become extremely popular with tho amateur
as well as the professional craftsman.
New Colors in Modern Dress
After Ceremony of Creation of New
Cardinal It Is Hung In His Church
When He Dies It Is .
Durled With Him.
The sugl process is rapidly coming Into favor as
a means for producing one of the most novel,
beautiful, economical and easily attained effects
ever obtained on any wood for Interior trim. Its
extreme .simplicity Is one of the chief factors In
its success. The only tools necessary are a gaso
line torch, such as is used by plumbers or painters,
an ordinary steel wire brush and a small scrub
In selecting cypress for sugl work, care should
be taken to see that the wood is flat grained, with
very little edge grain, and that It Is perfectly dry.
Tho only defects to be avoided are Bpllts, large
season checks and unsound knots. On account of
the slightly uneven surface, it is difficult to glue
the edges of two boards together, as may be done
with oak, mahogany, etc., and for this reason it is
better to limit paneling to twelve or, preferably,
ten inches. Another reason is that it will take
huge logs to produce very wide boards showing a
flat grain figure the full width.
The torch used should have as large and as
hot a blue flame as possible, slnco speed In burn
ing tho wood is important. It the surface can be
charred so quickly that tho heat does nut go
through the board, the result will be much better
and much time will be saved. The use of two
torches at one time, arranged on a handle so that
tho flames are a couple ot inches apart, will also
facilitate the work.
Since the burning is for tho purpose ot coloring
the hard parts ot tho outer grain only. It is Im
portant not to burn too deeply. It tho charring Is
carried too far the soft parts will be burned clear
through to the next bard grain and the effect will
not be nearly so good
The mill work should be done and the individual
pieces burned and brushed out before they are put
into place, because of the tendency of the wood to
warp when subjected to the Intense beat of the
gasoline flame equaling about 1,000 degrees.
Warping, under such conditions is perfectly natural
and unavoidable and need cause no worry. Wood
that Is considered absolutely dry still contains as
much moisture as an ordinary Indoor atmosphere,
or about 12 per cent. The heat has the effect ot
driving this moisture from the burned surface at
the wood through to the reverse side, thereby
causing a shrinkage of one face and a swelling
of the other. The result Is that the charred faco
becomes concave and the other face convex, i By
setting the board asido immediately after the
burning and allowing it to stand for two or three
days, it will re-absorb enough moisture to balance
up with tho atmosphere and thus straighten out
It is then ready for tho rubbing process.
It is advisable to do the burning in narrow two
or three Inch strips the full length of the board
rather than to start at the top and work over the
full width. The one thing to avoid is overburn
ing. The ultimate color effect is not controlled
nearly so much by the burning as by tho brush-
Where tho question of woman's dress is con
cerned there is perhaps no more Interesting fea
ture than the study of color, for year by year we
realize more fully Svhat an Immense scope there
is for artistic skill In this direction and what a
real delight tho production of beautiful color
schemes can be.
Look back through the past docades and notice
how greatly Ideas on this particular subject havo
varied, says "The London Globe." Early in the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the dress ot the
day was more wonderful in its combinations of
rich hues than at any other time. The Renais
sance period brought with it the uso of purples
and reds, and lovely tones of green and brown
that were lavishly used for the fur-edged and be
jeweled robes of the great ladles and the embroid
ered doublets of the gentlemen, while from Italy
came the exquisite brocades and stamped velvets
that were manufactured In Florence and Venice,
more beautiful In color and design than any ma
terial that had ever before been seen, and which
with all our modern knowledge we still copy
faithfully and find as lovely as anything ot present-day
Later on came the delicate silks and satins of
Georgian days, with new tones of mauve, blue and
pink that originated in France, and the combina
tion ot all kinds of soft shades, especially grays
nnd dull blues, that for over a hundred years held
their place in favor with both men and women.
Eventually there arrived the early Victorian
era, with its crude tones of red, green and yellows,
and the use of much black and the weaving of
dress materials that aro almost an eyesore to
twentieth century notions, but to which all the
same we are Indebted for much that we admire
The poBt-impressionism of the art world is re
sponsible for many of our color schemes today,
Just as the pre-Raphaellte school originated the
cult of red hair and the green and clinging gown.
We clothe ourselves according to the latest no
tions that advancing civilization brings in ita
train, and chop and change from one theory to
another until one can only wonder "what next"
and wait with mild astonishment for the latest
freak ot fashion.
To a woman the Idea of naying sev
eral hundred pounds for a hat ami
then never wearing it must seem tho.
most shocking waste of monoy.
Yet .tho famous red hat which is
the badge ot the cardinals, the great
dignitaries ot the Roman Cathollo
church, is not used as headgear
except, Indeed, for a minute or two at
the ceremony of the creation of tho
It Is afterward hung in tho church
of the cardinal's title and remains his
most cherished possession. Whon ho
dies it is taken down, laid upon hla
coffin and burled with him.
Tho recent deaths of two very well
known cardinals Mgrs. Oreglla and
Rampolla havo left vacancies In tho
college of cardinals which tho pope
will Bhortly fill, Pearson'B Weekly
The full number of tho college is
70, but they are not all of equal rank.
There are six cardinal bishops, 50 car
dinal priests and 14 cardinal deacons.
At present the number is only 58,
thero being no fewer than 12 vacan
cies. So it is almost certain that the pope
will take the occasion to solect more
than two new members.
According to the law, tho nomina
tion of new cardinals rests with tho
pope, but he not only consults existing
cardinals, but also considers sugges
tions offered by the government of
Roman Catholic countries such as
Spain and Austria.
When tho nominations have been
decided upon a secret consistory is
called and all the cardinals, or as-
many as are able to bo present, as
semble In the Vatican. At one end
of the room is a magnificent throno
draped In crimson, on which is seated
Before the proceedings open tho
room is cleared of all except the car
dinals. ( No one else may remain, with
the one" exception of a ruling monarch.
The pope then delivers an address
and after this is over reads out tho
names of the new cardinals. At that
all tho cardinals present rise and re
move tho red silk caps which they aro
wearing as in token of asBent
But this is not by any means the
end of the business. Tho new cardi
nal has many formalities to go
through and largo Bums of money to
pay out before he Is properly Invested.
First, ho receives a messenger,,
usually, we believe, one of noble blrthi
and belonging to tho pope's own body
guard, who formally gives him notlcei
of the honor conferred upon him.
In tho past times it was the custom
to pay this messenger a fee amounting
to 400. This has been decreased,
but Is still heavy.
Then comes another messenger
called the "ablegate," who carries the
"beret" He has to bo rewarded with
The new cardinal must also pay for
the "bull" or his "commission," as it
may be called. This means an outlay
of about 85, while his cardinal's
ring will cost him not less than 120.
To add to all this comes an enor
mous tailor's bill. By ecclesiastical
regulation a cardinal must possess,
four costumes. These vary in cost
from 200 down to about 100. Tho
hatter, too, comes in for his share,
for he has to supply four different
hats bound with green and gold cords,
and a scarlet silk cap.
The new cardinal's installation Is-a
magnificent ceremony which takes
place in the royal hall of tho Vatican.
Many great personages are invited.
The new cardinal is ushered in be
tween two existing cardinals, and led
up to the papal throne, which has a
canopy of violet Bilk hung with gold.
He there does his obeisance, kisses
the hand of the pope and Is embraced
The famous hat itself is of scarlet
cloth and scarlet silk, and haa 30 scar
let tassels which aro arranged In two
triangles of 15 each.
It is the College of Cardinals which
elects a new pope at the death of the
holder ot the title.
THE SAME RESULT.
"How'd you get the black eye?"
"I heard a man abusing his wife, and "
"And you butted in to make him stopl Gee,
but you are a chump!"
"No, I started in to help him abuso her."
HEARD ON A RAINY DAY.
"Look hero, madam, you just Jabbed me in the
eye with your umbrella."
"I'm very sorry. Here's my father's card. He's
an eye doctor, and if you use my name he'll give
you his lowest rates."
SURVIVAL OF FIRE WORSHIP
The sacrednecs ct flro was an ele
ment in the, Druid worship and rem
nants ot their practices remain to this
day. In the old temple ot Flachta in
Munster a temple to Samhaln, the
moon, a fire on November eve was
lighted by the Druid priests with great
pomp and ceremony. From the holy
flamo and no other, was every fire in
tho land first started in winter. It
was deemed on act ot tho highest Im-
piety to kindle from any other. In
Scotland sacred fire will ward off evil
and protect domestic animals from
witchcraft. Remnants of the practices
ot the Babylonian flreworshtpers and
the name of the deity,. even are pre
served to this day in Gaelic Scotland
and Ireland, In their Baal fire. In
Scotland ho who was' 'formerly the
sacrificed must now leap over the
flame to propitiate the gods. In Ire
land on St John's day the Baal fires
Origin of Ring and Coattall,
The weeding ring and the dress
coat are relics of barbarism. The for
mer is' a most noteworthy example
ot the survival ot primitive customs.
It was the ring by which the slave
was dragged from the market after
purchase by her new master.
The dress coat, morning or evening,
is- simply tho garment worn by your
ancestors when they went huntluc.
Because they were gentlemen they
thought they had to ride In their long,
tailed coats, so they split the coats up
the back and cut them away in front
The buttons at the back wero to hold
up the sword belt
"That's a patient man."
"Yes. . His "family is one of those
which insist' that the test ot a good
father Is a willingness to go without
overshoes himself while the others
have sleds nnd skates."
Idea for Wives.
"Dearie," said the young married
man, "I have to go to New York on
business. It will only take a day or
so and I hope you won't miss me too
much while I'm gone, but "
"I won'C answered his young
wife, positively, "because I'm ' going
"I wish you could, dear, but it won't
be convenient this time. What would
you want to go for, anyhow? I'm
going to be too busy to be with you.
"I havo to go. I need clothOB."
"But, darling you can get all the
clothes you want right here."
"Thank you. That's all I wanted."
Less Meat Eaten.
Housewives will be interested, to
know that the department of agricul
ture bears them out in the statement
that tho high cost of meat haa made a
reduction in ita consumption. While
the per capita production ot dressed
meats was 211.2 in 1900 it declined to
160.6 in 1913 and the consumption in
the same length of time from 172.2 la
1900 to 151.9 in 1913. The report states
that the high cost of meat has made
the American people eat less ot It,
Crawford I remember yours, wife
used to make you go shopping vyltb.
hen, How did you manage to, gotlbnt
Crabshaw I made1 a point to flirt
with the pretty salesgirls. New 'fork;
a,Iobe- "V ,1 -,i
Conviction. . , '
"No man can serve, two , masl'crs,'
observed tho good parson who, was
visiting the penitentiary'. '
"I know it," replied convict 1313.
"I'm In hero for bigamy."