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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1000.
Y AT TWENTY
AT tbe ape of twenty-three Mar
J conl became a world celebrity.
jLJL "lle 13 In my class." said the
veteran inventor Thomas A.
Edison, and that is no small praise In
Itself. Marconi sent a message across
the English channel without wires
and mankind awakened to the fact that
a new step had been taken in progress.
A few years later he sent wireless
messages across the Atlantic ocean and
the world gasped once or twice, rubbed
Its eyes and wondered If the millennium
were so far away after all. Now most
of the big ships are supplied with his
apparatus and are talking with the
land from all over the face of the
Marconi's other name Is Guglielmo.
.which stripped of its "G's" means Wil
liam. Despite his Italian name be Is
more English than Latin in his ap
pearance and disposition. He Is re
served, cautious in statement, not
much given to adjectives and superla
tives and looks like a young American
business man. Just how such a reti
cent youth could spring from an Italian
father and an Irish mother has not
been explained. Perhaps, after all. In
dividuality lies very much deeper than
we see. and the soul shapes and gov
erns the body It inhabits. Genius tran
scends all known rules. Neither hered
ity nor environment accounts for it.
We only know Its presence, but cannot
tell Its origin. It belongs to no na
tionality and to all.
Born In a Palace.
Marconi was born in 1874. lie first
saw the light in a palace. It has be
come a tradition that poverty cannot
deter great men from reaching the
mark. It is now being discovered that
riches cannot deter them either. They
will attain the goal whatever their out
ward circumstances. It is what a man
has In him,- not what he has outside of
him. that counts. Marconi's father was
said to be 'the lightest hearted and
best natured man in Italy." The in
ventor Is his youngest son. The lad
took to books as other boys do to
sports. Science interested him from
the beginning. Not only the text books
did he read, but the news of the latest
experiments. Electricity, the most fas
cinating and mysterious of known
forces, captivated the youth's attention,
and so eagerly did he pursue the study
that his watchful mother had frequent
ly to drive l::ni to Ied o nights. Young
Marconi's teacher. Professor Righl.
found his pupil so Inventive and perse
The generous nature of the late Lad)
I'urzou, wife of Lord Curzon of Kedle
ston, former viceroy of India, was par
ticularly noticed in the straightfor
ward, kindly thoughtfuluess of her re
lations with other women less favored
by looks, age and fortune, says the
New York Times. It would be easy
to gather In Washington instances of
ber prompt recognition of people rath
er helpless socially and of some grace
ful act or word which meant every
thing to the person who received it at
the right moment.
At a dance one evening, when a cer
tain excitement was noticeable among
the young girls owing to the presence
of a fresh squad of budding "diplo
mats" bejonglng to the leading em
bassies. Lady Curzon. who was at that
time Miss Mary V. loiter of Chicago,
was, as usual, overwhelmed with flow
ers and cotillon favors. Near ber In a
corner sat a girl who rarely went to
balls and knew very few people. Be
sides, nature had not been prodigal
with gifts In her regard. Noting her
absent look and lack of cotillon fa
vors, she tried to make the next man
who came up to her aware by signs
that she would like him to take out
the neglected one Instead, but he was
one of the newcomers and either mis
understood her or did not choose to
surrender that dance. Seeing how the
land lay. Miss Leiter rose with the
archest look In her leautiful face,
made the foreigner a deep courtesy
" and, taking her own partner's arm,
palled off In the dance. She vas evi
dently explaining what this meant, for
when they reached the spot where the
lady of the house was distributing fa
vors the partner of Miss Leiter left
her side, secured a fine bouquet and
posted across tbe room to the forlorn
damsel In the corner a slight thing,
but a straw.
One of Lady Curzon's fads was to
visit in disguise the native sections of
the city of Calcutta and mingle with
the people as one of them, says Arthur
Hoyt iu the Woman's Home Compan
ion. She was a sort of lady. Haroun-al-Raschid,
and there is a curiouu
story which illustrates her keenness
and Interest in dealing with the na
tives. It was told me one night on the
deck of a P. and O. liner by an old
rentleman whom I afterward learned
was a famous Indian Judge, just re
tired. 'You have an extraordinary country
woman," said the judge by way of
preface. "I was dining one night at
the vice regal lodge In Calcutta, and
after we bad joined the ladies In the
drawing room I found myself, appar
ently by chance, talking apart with
I have been a good deal interested
In that murder trial which yon are
conducting,' she. .began.
"Life' of Lady Ctir&on
vering that from tne oegmmng ne pre
dicted for the studious lad an illustri
ous career. All great men are not dull
boys, and early promise is sometimes
Before he had attained his majority
Marconi was experimenting with what
Is known as the Hertzian electrie wave
theory. He made his great discovery
of wireless telegraphy and came of
age the same year. In 1902, after he
had startled the world by sending
aerial messages across the ocean, he
said of this early triumph:
"The greatest success I ever accom
plished was when I succeeded in send
ing a faint signal across a room in my
father's house seven years ago. That
was an elemental success. Everything
I have done since that has depended
upon that first struggle."
Everything usually does depend on
a first struggle; also on subsequent
struggles. The only way to win a vic
tory Is to fight. The only way to reach
the top of a mountain is to climb. The
only way to do things Is to work. Edi
son says of Marconi that he is "a
worker." If he had not been a work
er the marconigram wouia be known
by some other name.
Discovered Use of Vertical Wires.
After that Initial triumph the young
scientist made other experiments in
Italy, Professor Righl assisting, until
the modern system of wireless telegra
phy was worked out. For one, thing.
Mr. Marconi discovered the use of the
vertical wire. He found that the first
essential factor for sending messages
through the air is height. Further, he
determined the law that the distance
to which the message can be sent In
creases In geometrical ratio with the
elevation. With this principle estab
lished he believed that it would be pos
sible to telegraph across seas, even
around the world itself. All that was
required were poles of sufficient height.
The fat head and conservative scoffed.
They always do. Nothing was ever
proposed to benefit the world but .what
some Intellectual owl hooted, "Impos
For one thing, they objected' that the
various messages would interfere with
each other as their paths crossed and
that the atmosphene would becoine a
chaos of conflicting telegraphic waves.
Then they said that every instrument
would be affected by each message sent
out. As for wireless messages across
the ocean preposterous, the dream
of a visionary! Whenever Ignorance
' 'It Is certainly most sensations:
" Yes. I don't want you to think I
am meddling with things which don't
concern me, but I have some evidence
for you. I know beyond a doubt
that the man now charged with the
murder is innocent. I can't say any
thing openly, but if you will send an
officer to me tomorrow I cai direct
him to the house where the real crimi
nal Is concealed.
'But how did you discover It T I
"'If you don't mind, I'd rather not
talk of these excursions of mine in na
tive costume. It would make it un
pleasant for my friends among the
natives who know and guide me.
"The murderer was caught and an
innocent man saved," continued the
Judge. "I had a high opinion of the
vicereine before, but this Incident in
creased my admiration. It became
known to the people of Calcutta as
well and added to her popularity
No doubt a great many other stories
might be told of these excursions, but
only her. ssce and her most Intimate
friends know them fully.
Lady Curzon brought with her from
India many quaint specimens of babu
letters. Here are two which were ad
dressed to Lady Curzon and received In
the Allahabad Memorial hospital for
women from grateful relatives of pa
tients: Dear She My wife has returned from
your hospital cured. Provided men are
allowed at your bungalow, I would like to
do you the honor of presenting myself
there this afternoon, but I will not try to
repay you. Vengeance belongs unto God.
Dear and Pair Madam I have much
pleasure to inform you that my dearly
unfortunate wife will be no longer under
your kind treatment, ehe having left this
world for the other on the- night of the
27th ult. For your help In this matter
I shall ever feel grateful. Yours 'rever
ently. Not long after Lady Curzon was mar
ried she was sitting beside a very aris
tocratic Englishman at a dinner when
the latter, remembering that Lady
Curzon was a Miss Leiter, had the bad
taste or lack of tact to remark:
"I suppose you are not used to titles.
Lady Curzon? There Is no aristocracy
In the States, Is there?"
"No,- replied Lady Curzon. "It takes
all the money of our millionaires to
support yours r
SEASHELLS IN COLORADO.
Hoce One, Millions la Xnmber, Are
Found In Ii-rlg-atlon Tunnel.
Sen shells more than three feet In di
ameter and weighing in many instances
fully 100 pounds are delaying the con
struction of an Irrigating tunnel by the
government near Gunnison, Colo says
a Washington correspondent of the
The tunnel, is .belnx. forced. LhjQ!ili
rrants io eoiicfc-:r:n scro new thing ut
terly it shrugs its shoulders and mut
Marconi was not' disturbed by theso
dismal forebodings. lie knew. The
man who knows can nlwaj's neglect the
pessimistic wails of the uninformed.
Moreover, Marconi knew how to think.
Original thought is the rarest thing iu
the world. We call original thought
genius. Only about one raan In a thou
sand can think for himself. The other
191) hug their secondhand ideas to their
mental breastlones nd cry at the man
who is able to form a new concept,
William Marconi had caught
original glimpse or a new' fact. As a
logical deduction he inferred certain
other facts. Therefore he believed.
The world has been moved onward by
men who believed. Not by Mind cre
dulity in the past, but by daring faith
in the future, have the few high souls
been able to lead the race forward.
The young Italian proved his faith
by works. IIo confirmed his deduc-
millions of shells, which, geological hinl
biological sharps declare, were once the
homes of mollusks, each of a size large
enough to feed a dozen men of present
day size. The shells, according to the
views of the geologists who have charge
of the work, are millions of years old
and were deposited there at the time
when the ocean covered that part of
Colorado, but which receding left only
the great salt lake of Utah an2 he
shells as a reminder of the fact Jmt
the arid and semiarid lands of the
southwest were once the bed of the
The Douma'a Grim Humor.
There has come a Btartllng rumor that
the douma'a In a humor
To make trouble for the poor distracted
That It doesn't mean to knuckle down or
truckle if the buckle
That is round it Is drawn up a hole too
Some one's apt to get a sudden sort of
It's awfully disgusting; it's ungratpful as
But It seems to show a shocking deposi
tion to be free.
After all the condescension and attention
With the loving Little Father and his
After granting their petition on condition
To the autocratic will should be complete-To
presume to have opinions when they
That It's horribly ungrateful anybody will
agree, , ,
But the wretches show a shocking dispo
sition to be- free.
They will soon want reformation, libera
tion, educatioi f ;
They're already asking something of
And with language lacking polish will
abolish and demolish
All the safeguards for autocracy de
signed. They will raise tho very dickens, you
You may say I'm pessimistic, but I think
that you will see
What will happen If the douma should
unhappily be frea.
Million Dollar Hotel For Manila.
Manila is to have a $1,000,000 mod
ern hotel, the finest between San Fran
cisco and Cairo, Egypt, says a Wash
ington special dispatch to the St Louis
Globe-Democrat. The site has already
been purchased, and the work of build
ing will be begun in a short time. The
ground covers 350,000 square feet,
fronting 700 feet on Washington boule
vard and 500 feet on Calle San Luis.
The building Is to be 300 feet long,
with two wings, between which will be
a large pateo, with a fountain in the
center. Steel and concrete will be
used, and It Is promised that the build
Ing will be fire and earthquake proof.
The hotel is to be equipped with its
own vegetable and flower garden. Its
own dairy farm, tennis courts, bowling
alleys, automobile garage, billiard
rooms, cafe and reading rooms.. It will
also operate Its own power pl.uat, ice
plant, cold storage and laundry. A ho
tel man of long experience in the Unit
ed States. In Boston. Cincinnati and
Seattle, Is In charge of the enterprise.-
tions by experiments. lie demonstrat
ed till envy could no longer cavil and
tenorance could no longer doubt. . He
proved that the thing could be done by
doing it. He swept aside the imagin
ary difficulties Invented by timidity.
Proved Aerial JVlessages Did Not Conflict.
To those who objected that the air
would be filled by a chaos of conflict
ing messages he said little, but proved
them wrong by showing that these
messages did not conflict. If the ob
jectors had possessed the power of
original thought, or even of compar
ison, they would have reflected that all
sorts of sound waves and light waves
cross eacn orner wrtnout interference,
and by analogy might have concluded
that the same would be true of electric
waves. But who ever knew a pessi
mist to take a cheerful view when a
k'loomy one was possible?
To those who said that a private
message would be impossible as It
would be taken by all instruments, the
inventor again said little, but bv a
A young housewife on the upper west
side of New York, who has been mar
ried long enough, however, to know
that the breakfast rabbit should be
skinned and not plucked, told her cook
the other day to have macaroni for
i dinner, says the New York Times.
"I'll were is ut?" asked the guardian
f the gas stove, who is new ni the job.
"You'll find It on the second shelf of
the cupboard." replied the young wife,
disappearing from the kitchen.
Two hours later her lord came in
after a hard day's work at managing
a large body of unruly tollers and sat
down expectantly to a. welcome feast.
"We have macaroni for dinner to
day," said the wife smilingly.
"Good!" he replied. "Macaroni is my
long suit. Watch me."
She did watch him as he enthusiastic
ally dipped the ladle into the inviting
mass of noodles ami after applying the
proper proportion of cheese started it
on its way. But there was a painful
expression on his face as his teeth met
the food, and he stopped to investigate.
He called the cook.
"What's thisV" he demanded.
"Macarooui, sorr," she replied.
"Is that soV" sarcastically. "Where
do you buy your macaroni in a glue
factory or a pulp works? Get the box."
She produced the package. It bore
Choice Papier Mac-lie Straws
For Mixed Drinks.
"I thought so," spluttered the hus
band "ostrich food! Take 'cm back to
the straw stack." But he Is good na
tured, and the cook still lives to tell the
LIVING FOR THE FLAG.
A Bcantlfnl Example of Devotion
From Oar War Record.
One of the most touching as well as
the most beautiful examples of devo
tion to the flag Is to be found In the
records of our civil war. The Six
teenth regiment of Connecticut volun
teers after three days of the hardest
and bloodiest of fighting became con
vinced that defeat and Capture by the
enemy was Imminent. The ranks were
depleted, and to hold out longer would
only Involve needlessly further sacri
fice of life. But even in their hour of
peril the zealous patriots thought more
of the fate of their battle scarred flag
than of their own. Just before tha
final assault on the breastworks the
gallant colonel shouted to his men,
"Whatever you do, boys; don't give up
our flag; save that at any price!" In
an Instant the flag was torn from Its
staff and cut and torn Into hundreds
of small fragments, , each piece being
hidden about the person of some one of
its brave defenders. - " , .
The snrvlvors of the regiment, about
C00 in number .'wer.esent to a prison
, sysTem of what he called" "tuning","" he
put the sending and receiving insrru
ments on a key different from the oth
ers and thus his message was taken
only by the Instrument for which it
was Intended. It Is a great thing tc
be in tune. If more peobie would only
keep themselves la tune there would
be less failure, les3 despondency and
even less disease. Likewise if these
Identical objectors had only been a lit
tle more in tune with the living hope
and faith of the world they would not
have found fault with a man who was
forming a new and great discovery
for the use of man.
A Fundamental Success.
To the alleged scientists who "pooh
poohed" at the idea of transmitting
wireless messages across the ocean
Marconi said as little as to the rest.
He only erected poles far up In the air
on the British and Canadian sides of
the Atlantic and one day repeated the
letter "s" three times distinctly from
shore to shore. It was a fundamental
success like that achieved when he had
sent an impulse from one side to the
other of his father's room. It estab
lished the principle. The rest was
easy. Soon he sent other letters, then
words, then entire sentences. The ne
gationists had been met by a positive
by a fact. ' Accomplishment closes the
mouth of doubt.
Then another discord was raised
about his ears. The cable companies
thought their private interests endan
gered. Selfishness can never appre
ciate a public blessing, especially if
that public blessing promises to cut
off Its own profits. With his hew in
vention Marconi said it would be pos
sible to telegraph across the ocean for
less than the Western Union chTrrgcs
to wire across a county. No wonder
the telegraph and cable trust was
But the wails did not stop even here.
The little always "hates the big. Fail
ure carps at success. No sooner had
William Marconi proved beyond cavil
that he had made one of the greatest
discoveries in the history of mankind
than a thousand hands were raised to
snatch the laurel from his brow. He
had stolen the Invention from other
men, yelled the critics. He had reaied
where others had sown. This was only
a half truth. What if a thousand had
built the ladders? He had reached the
summit. To every discovery many
men contribute. One makes an ap
proach here, another there- but .each
camp, where most of them remained
ualil the end of the war, each cherish
ing his mite of the regimental colors
Through long months of imprisonment
many died, and in all such cases the
scraps of bunting guarded by the poor
unfortunates were Intrusted to the
care of some surviving comrade.
At the end of the war when the pris
oners returned to their homes a meet
ing of the survivors was held, and all
the priceless fragments of the flag
were sewed together. But a very few
pieces had been lost, so that the re
stored emblem was made nearly com
That flag, patched and tattered as It
is, forms one of the proudest posses
sions of Connecticut today and Is pre
served In the state capitol at Hartford,
bearing mute testimony to the devo
tion of the brave men who were not
alone ready and willing to die for it
on the field of battle, but to live for it
through long years of imprisonment in
order that they might bring It back
whole to the state that gave It into
their hands to honor and defend. St.
Note. Tho Bide-a-Woe society proposes
to furnish free straw hUs and free drinks
to all working horses which apply.
That suits us. See?
And here's our best to the Bide-a-Wee!
It's mighty hard linos on a decent hoss
That works all day a-bearlnar his cross.
Nor ever complaining nor KOing on strike
Nor scrapping about what he doesn't like,
To have to suffer a long, long dry
With his head unprotected from a broiling
And to keep on trot to get his work done
With his head unprotected from a broil
So when we see
Or anybody else
Doing such deeds of charity
The horse Is with them on ihe spot
To give them all the pull he's got.
And we whinny our thanks to them and
They're acting In a Christian way.
For a horse must look to the kind above
For a little share of human love.
Which, if they choose to disregard.
He's up against It mighty hard.
He Is Indeed !
W. J. Lampton In New York World.
Paper Can Pipes.
An interesting employment of paper
relates to the production of gas pipes.
Manila paper cut in strips of a width
equal to the length of the pipes to be
made is put In a receiver filled with
fused asphalt and rolled solidly and
uniformly around a rod or core of iron
until the desired thickness Is obtained.
After tho pipe thus produced has been
submitted to strong pressure the ex
terior Is covered with sand and the
whole cooled In Water. The core Is
removed and the outer surface covered
with a waterproof product. These
pipes. It appears, are perfectly tight
and more economical than metal pipes.
Revue de Chimle Industrielle
XeTr Definition of War.
. The Japanese Admiral Shimamura
gave out a fresh definition of war when
recently visiting Australia, says the
Springfield" Republican. "Peace ma
uenvci"s plus the killing" does very
well. . j
fails to reach the filial mark. A third
takes advantage of their work, gen
eralizes their facts and unveils the se
cret. Shall he be robbed of credit be
cause others had preceded him? Is
Shakespeare less the gouius because he
drew his materials from those lefore
him? Was Newton less the discoverer
of the law of gravitation hecauft Gali:
lei had established the fact of the ro
tation of the earth?
Others had striven toward wireless
telegraphy, but Marconi found it, prov
ed it and gave it to the world. Grant
every praise to them, but take none
from him. "There Is glory enough for
It is not to uplift his forerunners,
however, that the cavillers have raised
this question. It is to lower Marconi.
Is there no better business than seek
ing to belittle those who render service
to the race?
Useful to Mariners In Distress.
Wireless telegraphy is only nine years
old. yet it is already an established part
of the world's activities. Almost every
ocean going vessel Is equipped with
wireless instruments. Thus on the
great liners papers are printed contain
ing the news received by wireless. The
system is also used to report vessels
as they approach the harbor. The
greatest service rendered by the new
invention, however, Is in the case of
ships In distress. Many crews have
been saved by such means. Most read
ers will remember the thrilling account
of the rescue of the crew of the light
ship outside of New York harbor. The
plight of these men would not have
been known save for the use of the
When Walter Wellman makes his
sensational aerial flight to the north
polo he will send back the news each
day by wireless telegraph. Thus two
of the world's latest inventions, the
airship and the air message, will be
employed in discovering one of na
ture's Litest and greatest secrets.
After William Marconi had achieved
his epoch making success he returned
to Italy. There he was given a ban
quet and reception such as only the en
thusiastic Italians could create. lie
had gone from tiiem a mere boy and
had returned honored of all the world.
With his father and mother on either
side he listened to a eulogy by his
former teacher. Professor Righl. When
he arose to reply his emotions made
him dumb. He is not a man of words,
like so many of the world's truly great.
Dee. l.", lOOu, a golden eagle soaring
high iu the clear, crisp air of western
Oklahoma descended on the ranch of
a fanner seven miles northwest of
Woodward and was caught by both
feet separately in two steel traps that
had been sot for coyotes, says u Guth
rie (Okla.) correspondent of the Kansas
City Star. From the wing of this
eagle was taken the quill with which
President Roosevelt signed "Roose
velt" to the bill giving statehood to
Oklahoma and Indian territories. The
body of this eagle, which died after a
period of captivity, was mounted by
Professor George Stevens of the' North
western Normal school in Alva and
will be preserved for historical pur
poses under the name "Old Statehood."
When the delegation of l."0 citizens
of Oklahoma and Indian territories,
carrying the "razorbaek" hog. went to
Washington last winter to boom state
hood the delegates were presented in
a body to President Roosevelt by Uelo-
gate McGuire. Among the delegates
was Charles Hunter, a "rough rider"
sergeant under t oionei itooseveu in
tho Snanish-Ainerican war, of whom
President Roosevelt was so fond that
Hunter now is clerk of the court In
the Oklahoma city district.
"President Roosevelt, to whom are
you going to give the statehood pen?"
president Roosevelt turned and sam:
"Charley, yon shall have the pen.
Mr. Loeb, make a note that Charles
Hunter gets the pen with which the
statehood bill Is signed."
D. P. Marum of Woodward, one of
the earliest ami most loyal supporters
of Joint statehood, suggested to Hunter
tnat, inasmuch as Oklahoma originally
was an Indian country and as the
eagle was sacred to the Indian and
also the national emblem of the United
States, a quill frAm the wing of a live
Oklahoma eagle would make an appro
priate pen. Honter was incased with
the suggestion but did not know where
he could find a live Oklahoma eagle.
One of the pioneer cltUens of Wood
ward is L. B. ("Dad") Nail, for many
years a cattleman iu Texas and now
landlord of the Cattle King hotel In
Woodward. Marum remembered that
Nail had a big eagle lu a cage and told
Hunter that then; would le no trouble
In getting an eagle feather. When
Marum reached Iwme In February he
found two eagles in Nail's cage, the
new one being a large goldc-u eagle
that had been caught In steel traps by
a farmer, who had broirght the eagle to
Woodward and offered it for sale.
Finding no buyir. he gave the eagle
"Dad" Nail was delighted to furnish
tho eazle feather, and Feb. 21 he en- I
tered the eagle cage aud after a lively J
lout with the golden eagle got two
auills f romits wln. each auill ineas-1
Statehood "Mill Quill
and couTd om"y""Btamhier his thanks
His townsmen understood, however,
and honored him all the. more for his
modesty. He had helped! all mankind
in the interchange of thought, but had
nothing to say for himself.
Mr. Marconi Is not a society beau.
So wrapped up is he In his work that
he Is abstracted often In the presence
of others. In the atmosphere of the
world's commonplaces and little noth
ings he is not at koine. Thus he gives
an impression of Indifference and al
most of taciturnity. Yet he Is upon
occasions an interesting conversation
alist, has a perfect command of sev
eral languages and Is always the pol
ished and cultured man of the world.
lie Is of medium stature and slight,
though ifThletlc of build. His most re
markable feature is a long and prom
inent nose, not unlike that of Sir Isaac
At his work he is plainly the master.
He commands Instinctive obedience,
the obedience that Is always rendered
to the man who has n purpose and
who knows how to achieve that pur
pose. This Italian with his English habits
of thought and manner Is only thirty
two. Who knows what future scien
tific marvels his brain may evolve?
J. A. ELKiEKTON.
BEAUTIES' NEW FAD.
Tennis 'ln In Bathing- Salts the
I.ateat at Atlantic Cltr.
Playing tennis In bathing suits is the
latest example at Atlantic City, N. J.,
of the freedom of the shore, says a spe
cial dispatch to the New York Gljbe.
It has been evolved on that beautiful
open beach down below the Chelsea
cottage colony. The girls down that
way have a tennis court carefully
marked out up high on the boacb,
where the sand lies damp and well
packed, and there they combine tho
pleasures of the surf with the exercise
of the fascinating inland game.
It Is conceded that nt no other resort
dos woman develop such extreme and
curious fads as she does ut Atlantic
City, and no one can tell how theso
fancies originate. Just now the board
walk fad is for the ugliest, huge, amber
colored knobs obtainable to be worn as)
hatpins; some are as large us tennis
balls. These appear In all kinds of
head covering, from baby hats to yacht
ing enpx. When the girl at the shore
does a fad she does it to death.
iiring tv.cv.ty-two Inches In Iengm.j
Marum sent tho quills to Hunter.
druggist In Oklahoma City named'
Redding cut one of the quills Into a
pen. Hunter sent this pen to Prcsl-;
Here follows a story about the eaglej
which "Dad" Nail says he Is wllllugj
to back up with his aixshooter If nee-,
essnry: March 0, the day the senate
amended the statehood bill, the eagUw
refused food and lcgan beating It
head and wings against the wire net-;
ting of its cage. March 22. the dayj
the house insurgents lost their fighti
aud the statehood bill was sent toi
conference, the eagle died.
President Roosevelt sent the pen to.
Hunter after the statehood bill ha ill
been signed, and It is now tho per
sonal property of Hunter, who will
place It for safe keeping In the Scot
tish Rite temple In Guthrie. Mnny
Oklahomans would prefer that the peu
be deposited with the Oklahoma His-,
torlcal society. Hunter said lately that
the pen lelonged to him and he would:
please himself as to where It should1
Nail has leen offered $300 for the
mounted eagle, which he has named
Old Statehood. This historic bird prob
ably will Ih given to the state when a
capital building has loen erected and
rooms provided for the State Historic
The Mixture In Honntanla.
Roumania is inhabited by a' bewilder
ing variety of races, but whether of
Greek, Slav or Teutonic lineage, tho
modern Roumanian makes it a iolnt of
honor to claim descent from the colo
nists whom Trajan planted In the con
quered provluce of Dacla A. I. 107.
Calling themselves Romuni and their
langnage Romunle, the proud citizens
seldom draw out a legal document
without soine allusion to their founder,
whom they style "the divine Trajan."
The Roumanian language reflects tho
composition of the race and now but
faintly suggests the language which
Apropos of Tennyson's gruffness Is a
6tory repeated by the London Chroni
cle. Tennyson, In his last days gave
audience to an American, a friend of
Longfellow and Lowell, who came
armed with credentials. "I hoj)e you
don't write," was the cautious old po
et's first remark. "No, my lord, and I
don't talk!" was the swift reply. Thisi
response set Tennyson at his ease, and
he at least "talked," to his guest's vast
"I Lave two lovely little pnpples,
said Mrs. Tawkley.
"I have met yonr husband." replied
the man. "Who is the other oner--Judge.