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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 13, 190G.
IF the north p!e does not want to
be discovered It h:ul better gi in
biding. Walter Wellmau Is ou Its
trail, aiid if be is as good at find
ing oat polar secrets as he used to be
at finding out political secrets be will
tret it. Well man has made a try at the
thins twice before, but the other times
he used a ship and therefore the pole
could protect itself with iceliergs. Now
he is to take a balloon, and it will be
23 sklddoo" for the bergs. It re
quires a temperature considerably
colder than that of the arctic circle to
freeze air, therefore the airship can
defy the frost. The pole might as well
turn state's evidence against itself, for
it is bound to be found out. In a few
years it will be only an American flag
pole. Old Glory will ware above it.
It is a poor age for mysteries, even
polar ones, for science is certain to
It is not the first time the balloon
trick has been tried ou the pole, but
the one previous attempt was made
many years ago, before the modem
Improvements in airships. Andree was
the one who conducted that experi
ment, and, for all any one knows to the
.contrary, he reached hla intended des
tination, only he never came back to
tell about It. He may have become at
tached to the place, as It were, so that
he could not tear himself loose from
the scenery. It is a rather grewsonie
subject, but there is no need of grow
ing gloomy over" something that cannot
Scenery Preserved on Ice.
The arctic scenery is said to be inde
scribably grand by the few who have
looked upon It and have lived to tell
the tale. It Is a revel of color, of pic
turesque effects and of dazzling lights.
It Is scenery preserved on ice.
There have been many conflicting
stories of Andree's end. There always
are when nobody knows. One version
had it that he was killed by Eskimo
savages. This may be true, but most
people have a suspicion that the cli
mate had something to do with it.
There Is not much except climate
around the north pole, and it manages
to make itself very conspicuous and
But Andree was not an American
newspaper man. Tuat is the reason
be did not come back to report the
story. Wellmau not only has the ad
vantage of modem inventions, but also
of Yankee pluck and journalistic train
ing. If anylody ever finds the pole, it
Why Ihe "Britons Win
The reason why so many American
girls choose English husbands is that
the Englishman is more devoted and
knows bow to treat her letter than
does the American, was the explana
tion recently given at the Hotel St.
Regis, In New York, by Alfred Harms
worth, Lord Northcliffe, who arrived
on the Kaiser Wllbelm der Grosse, says
the New York American.
The most interesting thing about
America Is her women at least that Is
what Englishmen think, aud we ought
to know, for we have in Ixmdon the
very flower of American womanhood
women of your country who have mar
ried our men and who never come over
to this side unless it may Ik? to make
'mamma' a brief visit or to see how
the States have grown," said the great
. "The American girl likes our men
I 'better than she does the American. It's
..-.'because he knows better how to treat
I tiave studied the American girl,
not a little bit, and it is after much
careful observation that I have come
to the conclusion that our men make
better husbands for the American girl
than your own men. The American
woman likes him better. What the
American woman likes what any wo
man likes Is to be adored to be made,
much of to be worshiped. In truth
and that Is where the Englishman has
the advantage over the American. He
adores, worships, lavishes his affection
on his wife.
"The American calls us a stupid lot.
He loves to tell the American girl those
stories, referring to the slow going wits
of the average Englishman. The En
glishman may be stupid I don't think
so but If he is his stupidity is of a
sort that appeals to the American girl
so much that she marries him. Let
the American man deny that! I can
prove what I say by statistics actual
"Why, do you know, it ha9 got to be
so that when an American girl marries
an American the public is truly grate
ful. The newspapers devote columns
to the event. They speak of her com
mon sense and of her I was about to
say heroism, but I will modify that of
her fine love of home and things of the
sort. That In Itself proves my state
ment. The American girl who through
choice and of her own volition marries
the American is so singularly rare that
she needs be publicly commended for
her noble act!"
"Ton say these conditions exist. Lord
Northcliffe. Why Is It so?" was asked.
"For many reasons. I have told you
one that the Englishman worships his
wife. Then while the American is
basy making money for his wife the
Englishman is busy making love to
bis. In the last analysis a woman pre
fers a man who makes love to the one
who can make money. The American
.womaa la indeed, fortunate. She hsu
is sare to s.i- mat if will be an Amer
ican reporter, lor he Is used not only
to discovering things, but also to cold
deals of every conceivable variety. The
arctic regious will have no terrors for
King of Airships.
The balloon with which Wellmau is
to seek the pole Is the king of airships,
being the largest ever yet constructed.
The gas bag. which is oblong In shape,
is over J00 feet in length and above 50
feet iu diameter. To keep this gigan
tic bug from losing its shape under the
pressure of violent winds a balloonette
Is placed In the interior of it, into
which will be constantly purnped sev
eral pressures of air. The basket, or
chamber, attached to the outer bag Is
built on a steel frame. Is protected
troui the weather and is fitted with
rudders, propellers, motors and the
necessary machinery for navlgatipn of
the air. In this basket Mr. Wellman
and his companions will embark on
the most remarkable and sensational
journey of modern times.
The motors are three In number, one
of five horsepower to fill the balloon
ette, one of twenty-five horsepower and
one of fifty horsepower, the two larger
ones being for the actual propulsion of
An average speed of twelve miles per
hoar can be made. This on occasion
can be Increased to seventeen miles per
hour. These speeds, of course, are
reckoned on the basis of a calm. Winds
would affect the velocity, adverse
winds retarding and favorable ones ac
celerating the great ship In its flight.
If contrary winds of too great force
are met a drag anchor, or retarder,
will be thrown overboard, which, with
out making the balloon fast, will keep
it from drifting too far or too rapidly
from its course.
Many Safety Appliances Provided.
Many other safety appliances have
been provided. An extra set of steer
ing and propelling apparatus will be
taken along in case of breakage. If
one of the large motors becomes dis
abled the other can be put Into use.
In case the worst happeus and the
balloon for any unforeseen reason
should become useless a set of sledges
orskeesbave been constructed and will
be taken aboard the balloon.. These
sledges are provided with motors, or
"mechanical dogs." as Wellman calls
them, and with them rapid progress
can be made over the ice and snow.
tne -advantage of Having tathers wno
make money, and 6he marries the En
glishman who makes love to her.
"Your men, I take it, are too much
in a hurry in their love affairs. They
rush' a girl. That word is strictly
American in the sense I have just used
it and very aprojws of the methods
your men pursue. The Englishman
never rushes In anything, particularly
not in matters that affect his heart. A
woman is flattered by the time he
takes In his lovemaking. To the Amer
ican girl used to the other sort of man
It is refreshing and has iu it a subtle
flatcery, I dare say, that eventually
wins her over. Your men Tush the
poor creature to death, and all senti
ment goes a-glimmering.
"American men may wake fairly good
lovers before marriage; they may
shower their fiancees with American
Beauties, they may stuff sweets down
their pretty throats, they may provide
all sorts of entertainment, but It Is so
palpably lavished upon the girl that she
becomes surfeited with the purely
material demonstrations of the man's
"He forgets to tell her that he loves
her; In his businesslike way he recalls
the day when he honored her with the
avowal of his affection and he looks
with pride upon the four carat solitaire
or the band of brilliants which gleam
upon her third right hand finger, and
like that famous ad he thinks nuf
"But with us It is different. A man is
more devoted after he Is married than
before, aud while he does not buy roses
by the ton, he does not forget the bunch
of violets or the roadside buttercup. It
might be.of which he has heard his wife
express herself as fond on some happy
occasion in the past an occasion of
which she may have forgotten until re
minded of It through the tboughtful
ness and sentiment of her husband.
"Those are some of the reasons why
our men make American women better
husbands. Your women are filled with
sentiment; they must have flattery,
must have affection, and when the
American gets to taking too much for
granted the 'stupid Englishman comes
In and flies off with the Yankee bride."
When asked If they had any paper
trust in England, he replied:
"We don't have any trust at all. No
trusts. John Bull Is so stupid that he
won't have any trusts. Say that Say
those very words."
Xovelty For Smokers.
Chrysanthemum smoking is the lat
est thing In England. Cigarettes made
of chrysanthemum leaves and cascar Il
ia bark have been found to give relief
In cases of epilepsy, and one doctor
recommends them as a substitute for
This is the month, says the Colombia
State, when Oyster Bajr has an R In jt.
Theb'alIoori ls"so strongly constricted,
however, that It seems almost Impos
sible that any accident should befall
sufficient to disable it. The one dan
ger Is a snowstorm, uuder the weight
of which the great machine would be
helpless. Fortunately polar snows in
July and August, during one of which
mouths the journey Is to be made, are
Enough gasoline and provisions will
WALTER WELLMAN, HIS AIRSHIP AND MOTOR SLEDGES.
re taken witli Hie expedition to last u
much longer time than should be re
quired to make the journey. The pole
is about GOO miles north of Spitsber
gen, from which point the balloon is to
le launched. At an average sjtecd of
twelve miles an hour the trip up and
back should only occupy 100 hours or
a little over four days. Allowing for
Core For Hobo Haiti I lulrutluerd Iy
Xorlh l urollnn Tohii'h OlUelul.v.
The town of Wilson, N. C. has intro
duced a new form of "sport" tramp
racing, says a dispatch from Raleigh,
N. C. to the New York Herald. When
a hobo "hits the town" be is arrested
anil incarcerated In the lockup. When
several have been accumulated the
whole lot Is marched out into the public
square. Across this a line is drawn
and the tramps are told to line up.
Hardly has the raggd line Ieen formed
when the town marshal confronts
them, rawhide whip In hand, and in
forms them that one mile down the
road Is a ditch that marks the corpo
rate limits of the town. At a given
signal they are to start for the ditch,
and it Is to be distinctly understood
that the hobo whose tattered coat tail
last flutters across the ditch Is to be
treated to such a flogging as he will
have cause to remember all the days of
This pronunciamento is announced
with an impress! veness that leaves no
doubt in the minds of its hearers, aud
the "Ragged Robs" immediately begin
to Inspect one another in an effort to
size up each other's sprinting ability,
the short hobo eying the long legs of
bis neigh lor with envy.
"Line up an' toe the mark square,
shouts the marshal.
The line surges, then breaks, and off
go the hoboes. The marshal and .his
assistants leap upon their waiting
horses and are off after the flying
tramps, cathiug up with them and
spurring the ambition of the laggards
with sharp warning flicks from their
Straight down the road goes the fly
ing company, their heels pattering upon
the ground with spurts of dust. From
tattered pulks they quickly dwindle
into ragged specks and are soon lost
to view in a cloud of dust, while the
assembled spectators shout with glee.
As a matter of fact, no man has yet
been flogged, but belief in the flogging
of the last man across the ditch Is firm,
and no tramp that has once run the
race has ever been known to return to
the town of Wilson.
Sneezing is the best brain clearer
known. Many persons conclude an
attack of falntness or fainting with a
violent sneeze. Our ancestors took
snuff from a belief in the efficacy of
sneezing. But tobacco so taken Is In
part absorbed into the blood and hurts
the system. Tickling tho nostrils with
a feather or straw will act as well as
taking snuff. Try it when you feel
faint. It cannot do harm.
After the Hare.
Owner (irately) Yes, if you hadn't
stopped to take up that girl In your
machine you would have won the race.
You were beaten by a mile. Chauffeur;
Well, you know a miss Is as good asj
rne most adverse conditions, it Is nara
ly conceivable that more than ten days
or two weeks at most should be re
quired for the voyage.
Leakage Reduced to Very Low Point.
The leakage from the jras has has
been reduced to the lowest possible
point, and it is believeu will not ex
ceed 1 ier cent a day. There is always
some loss of inflating material from
the best built balloons, this loss, usu-
any amounting to 2 or per cent a
day. The smaller leakage in the Well
man balloon will be fully balanced by
the decreased weight of the gasoline
and provisions aboard, as these are
used up from day to day iu running
the motors and feeding the aeronauts.
It is luteuded that the airship shall
sail onlv two or three . hundred . feet
BIRTH DA Y FEAST
Miss Sopiii" Curtis of -It". West For
tieth street. New York, gave a dinner
party at her summer home, the Fines,
in Shetfield. Mass.. the other dny in
honor of her pet horse. Surprise, says
a special dispatch from Great Barring
ton, Mass., to the New York Herald.
Invitations had been Issued to New
York and Berkshire society people. At
a nod from his mistress Surprise walk
ed Into the house and seated himself
at the right hand of Miss Curtis. On
her left was Mrs. B. B. Glenny of Buf
falo. The other guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Percy, Mrs. Ludwlg and
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Kidder of New
York, Mrs. Howard Whiting and Miss
Betty Whiting of Boston, Mrs. R. C.
Taft and Miss Anne Taft of South
The house and table were elaborate
ly decorated with cut flowers, hand
some harness and miniature equipages
for the occasion. On the center of the
table was a birthday cake surinouuted
by seven lighted taiers. -At the close
of the -lunch Mrs. B. B. Glenny in
rhyme presented Surprise with these
gifts in remembrance of his birthday:
rroui Miss ( uttis, a yellow and green
blanket, embroidered wth gold braid,
with .the name Surprise worked on a
centerpiece: from Mrs. E. E. Kidder,
a silver vase tilled with flowers; from
Mrs. B. B. Glenny, a cut glass bonbon
dish filled with loaf sugar; from Mr.
and Mrs. Kidder, a string of sugar
plums; from ' Mrs. Taft, a poem of
greetings from her pet horse; from
Mrs. Whiting, a wreath of oats and
roses; from Mrs. Ludwlg, a silver trim
After luncheon Surprise went into
the parlor and gave an exhibition of
his mental equipment. At the call of
Miss Curtis he bows, says yes or no,
lies or sits down, as desired.
At the close of the party the horse
bowed to each of the guests and trot
ted out of the house to his quarters in
the stables near by. Surprise has won
many blue ribbons at horse shows and
at Berkshire county fairs. He was
raised and trained by Miss Curtis.
The Diver Bird.
A Dantzic correspondent writes:
While swimming on a lake with her
brood of five a diver bird was shot aud,
although mortally wounded, collected
her. young ones and dived for their
safety. When her dead l6dy floated to
the surface the five little birds were'
still clinging with their ! beaks to her
wings, but all had leen suffocated by
remaining -too long under the water.
London Mail. 1
Sew Telephoning; Invention.
Experiments are being made iu Mex
ico with a new invention which It is
Claimed will make short or long dis
tance telephoning possible over the
regular telegraph lines, without inter
fering with their use for telegraphic
rrom" tlie ground, or, rather, from the
Ice, which supplies the place of terra
firuia In the arctie circle.
If, after reaching the pole, the bal
loon is thrown out of its course so that
it is impossible to Jaud at Spitzbergeu,
the giant ship of the air may alight at
some other point, and all the land of
the northern hemisphere is to be stud
ied with that end in view.
No chances are to be taken. Every
probable contingency has been met in
advance. Of course the unforeseen
may happen, but a man may be struck
by lightning or have a tree fall on
him even in the temperate zone.
If the balloon should tumble into the
open sea a metallic boat has been tak
en along, which Wellman calls bis '"re
Before the start Is made the balloon
Is to be subjected to the most rigid
tests. Trial voyages will be made, and
if the apparatus is found in any way
defective it will be remodeled or. if
necessary, abandoned and a new bal
loon constructed. Some such contin
gency may delay the trip for a year.
If the first effort to reach the pole Is
not successful another trial will le
made a year later, and If that fails still
another attempt will result. To put it
plainly, the north pole has got to come
Into the reservation of the known if
American Ingenuity, newspaper enter
prise and Wellman perseverance can
bring it there.
Wireless Telegraphy on Board.
One of the novelties of the Wellmau
expedition and pretty much every
thing about it Is a novelty ft that
wireless telegraphy will be used In or
der that the daily reports of the voyag
ers may be flashed back to civilization.
One wiieless station has been estab
lished at Spitzbergen. another about
COO miles south, and the third will be
on the balloon itself. Instead of this
being a pole high in the air, however.
It will be a rope hanging from the bas
ket of the ship. A wireless apparatus
and operator will be carried with the
expedition. Thus even if the melan
choly fate of Andree should overtake
the daring aeronauts the world will bo
enriched by an account of their obser
vations. If the pole is discovered we
shall not have to wait months for the.
news to reach us, but It will be flashed
all over the world on the very day it
occurs. Great is science, and wireless
telegraphy Is its newest wonder.
If Walter Wellman reaches this goal,
which has been the dream of ages, he
MRS. LONGWORTH'S PET.
A t at ltmcui'tl From London Cimlui
by tlie Ireileiit'M DHUglilrr.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworih. the presi
dent's daughter, has picked up a mas
cot, says a London cable dispatch to
the Kansas City Times.
Soon after her arrival iu London she
started from Dorchester House one
morning to do some shopping. As she
drove down I 'ark lane she saw two
small boys with a black, cat, which
they were apparently trying to stran
gle with a piece of string. She Immedi
ately ordered the carriage stopped and
"What are you two young imps do
ing?" she asked.
"Please, miss, we think 'e's mad,"
said the elder, "and we are going to
choke Mm, so as nolody can't catch
Idrofoby from im."
."If you don't give the pussy to me at
once," said Mrs. Longworth, "I'll see
that a policeman catches yon."
The gamins Immediately handed over
the kitten and fled headlong.
Mrs. Longworth, before resuming her
shopping tour, drove back with the cat
to Dorchester House. She has chris
tened It "John Bull" and has an
nounced her intention of taking It with
her to America as a mascot. John
Bull is already devoted to his rescuer
and Is introduced to all the aristocratic
visitors to Dorchester House.
A rank' Capacity.
Should you wish to get the capacity
of a cask you can do so in the follow
ing maimer: Take the measurements
from the huughole to the bottom of
each end of the cask in inches. Aver
age the two measurements. Multiply
this figure by itself twice. Then multi
ply the product by .0O2200. and the re
mainder Is the numlter of gallons. Ex
ample: 31 inches, 21) Inches (average
CO inches). S0x30x?027.ni0. which,
multiplied by .002200. 01.182. The
contents, therefore, are 01 gallons and
One day a letter was received at the
postofflce In Paris bearing the follow
ing .Inscription: "To the Greatest
French Poet." The letter carrier was
instructed to deliver it to Victor Hugo,
who refused to receive it and sent it
to Laniartine. This genius also de
clined to accept the letter and passed
It on to Alfred De Musset. The latter,
equally modest, re-sent It to Victor
Hugo, who finally accepted it. The
letter had reached its destination.
Mocha Coffee Railroad.
A railway Is to 1m built to the region
where the Mocha coffee grows. It will
extend from Hodcidah on the Red sea
to Sannaa. largest city In southern Ara
bia, with a population of 73.000.
Hewitt Will you watch my trunk
for a minute? Jewett What do you
Inl-a inn for n ehrst nrnteet rr? nu"
- -- - ,
will not ie tne nrst American news
paper man to have gained fame as a
discoverer. Henry M. Stanley, the
great African explorer, was a reporter
on a New York newspaper at the time
he found Livingstone.
Does Not Believe la Omens.
Wfeliman was born at Mentor. O.,
Nov. ?., LSo.s. The fact that be Is a
Buckeye is another sign that he will
succeed. Besides. Mentor was the home
of James A. Garfield, so that is a good
place to have In-en born in. That is
another auspicious omun. Wellman
himself, by the way. does not believe
in signs and omens, for lie is going to
start his expedition from the same Is
land where Andree began his voyage
to fame and death. The rest of us,
however, may be excused for believing
that a man who took his rise in Men
tor, O.. had a favorable point of set
Mr. Wellman was educated in the
district schools of Michigan. At tho
age of fourteen he launched a weekly
newspaper at Sutton, Neb., and when
twenty-one started the Cincinnati Post.
He did notable work as a correspond
ent In the Blaine-Cleveland campaign
of 1XS4. For over twenty years he has
been one of the Washington represent
atives of the Chicago Record-Hera Id,
which iiewspaiK-r Is financing his pres
The first voyage of discovery made
by Wellmau was in 181)2. when on
Watliug island, or San Salvador, in
the Bahamas, he erected a monument
ou the spot where Christopher Colum
bus made his first landing AW years
ago. Two years later Mr. Wellman
started his initial arctic voyage, reach
ing M degrees north. Subsequently
he was the leader of an expedition to
Franz Josef Land, reaching 82 degrees
north and discovering a number of new
islands. He has written extensively
of the arctic regions ami has lectured
before learned bodies in Europe and
America. In appearance he is of dis
tinguished bearing, with the seen, alert
look of the modern representative of
the press. His home Is in Washington,
where he has a family of five daugh
ters. Altogether he is not only the
writer, but the typical American who
In rendering credit to those who
have assisted in making ,lhe present
Wertman expedition possible, M. San-tos-Dumont,
the celebrated French
aeronaut, should not be overlooked.
His advice In building. the fixeat.dirlei-
Kjnighfhood in Chicago
Cervantes must have turned over In
his grave the other day. Three huu
dred years has he lain in peace, and
during those years the adveutures of
the Don Quixote whom he made to live
upon the printed page have driven
from England and from France, from
Italy and from his own Spain the feu
dal practices which he was the first to
It has remained for Chicago to do the
unexpected, says the Chicago Post.
Aud Chicago has done it. Chivalry is
to be the order of the day. Knights
errant are to walk down State street
and on Jackson boulevard; ladies fair
are to reward with ribbons aud with
smiles the deeds of great uess done by
their favored champions. Chicago is
to be the city chivalrous.
All these surprising thiugs which are
to happen to Chicago M ere made known
at a luncheon given at noon as a fare
well to Mrs. Isabel Garrison, who is
to spend the summer In Europe. Mrs.
Garrison is the leader in the move
ment for bringing the days of chivalry
into tlie prosaic present. Eleven
friends gathered with her at a table
to typify the twelve knights who erst
while sat at the round table of King
Arthur and recounted the deeds of
valor they had done.
When the coffee aud the cheese had
been placed upon the table Mrs. Garri
son outlined her plans for the enno
bling of tlie youth of the land and the
beautifying of the city.
Orders of knights errant are to be or
ganized among the boys of the gram
mar schools of Chicago. Each chapter
is to be presided over by his majesty
King Arthur ami shall be named for
one of the Arthurian knights, with the
exception of the chapter royal, which
shall 1h called Chevalier de la Salle.
Each boy who would le a knight er
rant must take the following oath:
"Hereby I solemnly do promise serv
ice, loyalty and declare my allegiance
to Chicago, my city chivalrous, to le
her faithful knight henceforth."
Truth, gentleness, kindness to ani
mals as well as to humankind, faith
fulness and industry these are the
knightly qualities which the members
of the order will be expected to exem
plify. The shield for the chapters will bear
three C's, for "Chicago, City Chival
rous," and the shield for the chapter
royal shall be the Arthurian shield
upon an- American eagle, with the
words from Tennyson, "And Arthur
tshall come again."
Mrs. Garrison offers a prize of $2T to
the boy who shad do the most for the
furthering of the orders, and while in
Europe she will secure a full suit of
armor which shall be worn by the King
Arthur of the Chevalier de La Salle.
"We hope to make Chicago a safer
pl?S. to ILVfi-PJ teaching the citizens of
ble balloon has been almost Invaluable.
The gas bag itself is made of two lay
ers of cotton and one of silk. The car
is suspended beueafh this cigar shaped
bag and is about six feet wide, six and
a half feet high and fifty-two feet long.
The engine room and living room, or
cabin, are each about eleven and a half
feet in length. In these little compart
ments will be enacted a new chapter
In human history, for their Inmates
will go either to death or to a goal
sought by man for centuries.
If they succeed in reaching the pole
the world will regard it as the greatest
discovery since that made by Colum
bus. Grant that the finding of tho
earth's axis will be a thing of no utili
ty, what tli en V Since when has man
been only a utilitarian? Human beings
are made up not alone of pocket books
aud stomachs, but of imaginations and
hearts. The world's greatest deeds
have lieeu done for sentiment. Ther
mopylaes, crusades, revolutions and
civil wars have Ieen fought for senti
ment. After all, the commercial mo
tive Is the least of those that rule us.
The finding of the north pole may
add not one dollar to the wealth of tho
world, yet the discoverer will join thu
Perhaps his name is Walter Well
man. J. A. EDGERTON.
Mcknatue For Slate of Oklahoma.
A newspaptM- writer in Muskogee,
I. T., has suggested that as a charac
ter name the new state of Oklahoma
should be referred to as the "Indian
State" and gives as his reasons that the
state was once owned entirely by the
Indians and that they own a large
per cent of it still ami will continue to
for at least twenty-one ywnrs. that It Is
the cemetery of Indian nationality and
that the naming of this the "Indiau
State' would be a gentle courtesy to
the Five Nations, says the Kansas City
Star. The Idea seems to be opular.
At least it is on the Indian Territory
side cf the state.
One Above II I m.
During the recent royal procession In
Yokohama, Japan. In marked contrast
to the seas of heads that we are accus
tomed to see In the uppi-r stories of
the houses In England on similar oc
casions, nothing but blank windows
were to be seen, says tle North China
Herald, due to the fact that in Japan
nobody is allowed to look down upon
tomorrow tlie lessens of uprightness
and honesty," said Mrs. Garrison re
cently. "The stories of the knights will
take the places of the vicious dimo
novels, and the use of the chivalrhr
symbols will appeal to the dramatic in
stinct in the boys. We do not Intend
to take the matter up with the board
of education, but hope to have the help,
of teachers in forming our orders."
A FORTUNATE MISTAKE.
The Ilemill of Pnttinar a. Coaple of
Wires In Wrong; Terminals.
A large number of the world's great
est inventions have been the result of
some accidental union of forces the.
nature of which tho iktsou who start
ed them neither understood nor sus
pected. The working of 'dynamos at
long distances apart when properly;
connected was discovered by accident.
A scientific journal says: "Soon after
the opening of the Vienna exiosltlon
In ls7o a careless workman picked up
the ends of a couple of wires which ho
found tiailing along the ground. He
fastened them iu the terminals of a
dynamo, to which he thought they le
longed, while they were reallj attach
ed to another dynamo that was run
ning in another part of the grounds.
The dynamo to which be fastened tho
wires was not running, but as soon as.
the wires were placed In its terminals
It revolved as If a steam engine wa
Irlviug it. The workman was amazed.
The engineers aud electricians wero
astonished by tlie discovery that a dy
namo electric machine (turned by
steam power) would turn auother sim
ilar machine a long distance away If
properly connected to it by electric
wires. Thus originated one of the
most revolutionary applications of elec
tricity." The fact that power can be transmit
ted for miles by electric wires is one
of the most important factors In mod
ern civil engineering achievements.
The Hrnn That Fitted.
On the evening of the first Sunday
after their removal from their house
in the suburbs, which was the only,
home the children had ever known,
to the top floor of a seventh,
story apartment house, the fam
ily gathered around the piano for tbo
usual hour of song, each member in,
turn, according to time honored custom,
requesting a hymn of his choice. When
ten-year-old Marjory's turn came sho
said, "I think the most appropriate
"I'm nearer my heavenly home today J
Than ever I've been before.
"I think of it every time I come up In)
the elevator." New York Press.
Soar Grape. 1
Mary Pa has forbidden vrn thi
bouse. John I wouldn't have taken it-'
anyway with the mortgage he has gotl