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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 190G.
WHEN in sortie future age the
world looks back at the real
ly great figures of the nine
teenth and twentieth cen
turies It Is not Impossible that the per
spective of time will make Thomas A.
Ellison appear the largest of the group,
His activities have been so multifari
ous and his Inventions have been so
startling, so numerous, and have so
covered every field of human activity
that It is impossible for us to take In
the real dimensions of the man or to
measure the widespread effect of bis
work on the progress of the world.
Among his Inventions may be men
tioned the automatic repeater In teleg
raphy, the quadruple! telegraph, the
printing telegraph, the carbon tele
graph transmitter, the megaphone, the
phonograph, the kinetoscope, the mime
ograph and the Incandescent light sys
tem. Ills patents run Into the thou
sands. There is scarcely a field of hu
man endeavor that has not been en
riched by them. Now he proposes to
revolutionize the architecture of the
world by the erection of concrete
houses made In a few hours by the
pumping of the concrete into molds.
By this means the great Inventor be
lieves that within a few years It will
be possible for practically every man
to own his home, as these concrete
structures can be reared at a cost so
much less than is now needed for
brick, frame or stone houses as to be a
trifle In comparison. Already he has
brought light, music and entertainment
to the poor, and now If he can give to
each toiler that greatest of all bless
ings, a home, no benefactor of the hu
man race will have wrought more
powerfully for the happiness and pros
perity of the race than this man, who,
starting as a poor boy himself, has
done so much to transform the face of
Works Days Without Food or Sleep.
Perhaps the greatest secret of Thom
as A. Edison's power is concentration.
For hours, aye, for days at a time, he
will shut himself in his dark room
and without sleep or food will devote
himself to the working out of some
intricate chemical or mechanical prob
lem. Ills own mental world is so com
plete within itself that he can live In
it and become unconscious of all the
world outside. This is not only true
of him in bis laboratory, but in all the
other affairs of life, even in his read
ing. It is said of him that he scarce
ly ever reads a book unless It is called '
The following view of the United
States and England is taken from the
The new- Bank of England Is Amer
ica! If we propose to build a railway
we have to go to the United States for
the necessary capftal. If we wish to
develop some industrial concern we
apply to an American financier for as
sistance. If we have to sell a large
property, a valuable picture, a rare
work of art or a celebrated race horse
we offer it to an American millionaire.
If any well known bachelor among us
ls in pecuniary difficulties It Is to the
United States that he hurries to find a
bride with a fortune. If a more ob
scure Englishman ls unable to earn a
living In this country It is to the Unit
ed States that he generally crosses to
It Is probable that at the very least
America will have twice as much
wealth and power in twenty years
hence as she has acquired in the past
twenty years. If so. what country will
then be tier equal? "The Future of tho
United States" would be a useful sub
ject for some essay writer to deal with,
for an America that ls twice as rich,
as powerful and as populous, that has
double the fleet of. men-of-war and
merchantmen and that does double the
trade with the outside world that the
America of today has and does will te
a monster among nations.
MAN HIS OWN MOTOR BOAT
Paris Engineer Haa Contrivance
Strap on to the Body.
The Academy of Sciences in France
is considering the Invention of a Pari
sian engineer, who has conceived the
idea of adapting the ietroleum engine
to the propulsion of the human body in
the water, says a Paris cable dispatch
to the New York Globe.
The device consists of a petroleum
tank and motor, with a saddlelike ar
rangement and water tight box de
signed to keep the operator afloat. A
propeller much like those In use on or
dinary motor boats completes the ap
paratus. All that is necessary In order to put
the machine Into operation ls to turn a
diminutive crank, sling the motor box
over one's shoulder and get into the
saddle. The speed attainable is said to
be forty miles an hour.
Barrels Too Dear to Barn.
The Thanksgiving barrel burning Is
doomed, according to the Norwich
(Conn.) Bulletin. The day is not so far
distant when barrels will not be ob
tainable. Those who harvest the crops
in the fall realize more than others
how difficult it is to get barrels for the
purpose. A barrel hunter in a neigh
boring state said the other day it ls a
shame for people to break tip and burn
their barrels whe"n they are so scarce.
He said he has chased all day for only
vf e w barrels a a a. result. According to
to his attention by his wife or some
fr!end. Mrs. Edison tells one story
that illustrates this peculiarity. No
ticing one night that her husband was
becoming abstracted over some prob
lem, she asked him if he had read
"The Count of Monte Cristo." He
said he never had and asked If it was
good. On being assured on this point
"All right. I guess I'll read It now."
The problem was laid aside, and the
world was forgotten till that book was
finished. When the last word had
been devoured Edison glanced at his
watch and found It was 5 In the morn
ing. He thought it too late to go to
bed, so he went to his workshop and
tolled on for twelve hours without food
or sleep. A man who has as much
concentration as that is bound to win
Persistence ls another of the Edi
sonian traits. In his invention of the
incandescent light be made failure aft
er failure in his efforts to discover the
proper material. Never daunted, he at
last struck upon the thing seemingly
by accident It is said by inventors
that nine-tenths of the great discover
ies are made in Just that way. "Acci
dents," we call them, yet that much
abused word may be only a cloak to
hide our Ignorance, so little do we know
of the secret springs that move the
universe. In the divine nomenclature
they may have a more Intelligible and
appreciative name. It Is hard to think
of an "accident" In a system so per
fectly adjusted as that of nature.
Moreover, it is a comforting thought
that after a man has tried to solve a
problem for months and even years
one of these "accidents" happens
along, clears up his difficulties and
makes bis pathway open and plain to
the goal of success.
His Venture la Journalism.
Thomas Alva Edison was born in
Ohio nearly sixty years ago. He re
ceived little schooling except the In
struction given him by his mother. At
the age of twelve he was a newsboy on
the Grand Trunk railroad. It was here
that he ventured Into Journalism. Gath
ering together a handful of type and a
very small and very old Job press, he
printed a diminutive paper called the
Grand Trunk Herald. The railroad
men gave him an old smoking car for
an office, and after a time he had a cir
culation of 500. Edison not only edited
the little sheet, bat set It up, printed it.
clreulated.lt -and solicited -the "ads.".
this "man," the making Of "barrels Is an
Industry which ls not followed by
many, and coopers in the cheap barrel
line are becoming scarcer each year,
and people wanting barrels for their
winter apples have to depend" upon
burlap sacks or pay double what the
other receptacles are worth.- In the
near future barrels that is, stave bar
rels are going to become too scarce
and too dear to burn. The scarcity of
barrels promises to end the barrel
gangs. Nothing else is likely to do It.
SUMMER HOME FOR WAITER
Denver Banker's Present to Old Jfetv
York. Hotel Employee,
David II. Moffat, the banker and
railroad builder dt Colorado, whose
particular friend Is Thomas Gay, ex
head waiter of the Fifth Avenue
hotel. New York, desires Gay to live
near him and as the first step in that
direction has purchased 1 acres In
Routt county, Colo., near Steamboat
Springs, on which he is erecting a
commodious summer home for Gay,
says a Denver dispatch.
The land will be fence and will
have an artificial lake, golf links, a
tennis court, etc., making a place
where Gay can spend his summers and
entertain Mr. Moffat. Good fishing
and hunting can be had within a few
The news of Mr. Moffat's latest gift
to "Old Tom" Gay, waiter and head
waiter of the Fifth Avenue hotel for
the last forty-three years, occasioned
only mild surprise to his friends in
New York. The Denver banker has
taken "Old Tom" with him twice to
Europe, has carried him around the
United States In his private car and en
tertained the veteran waiter in his own
home. Their friendship is of many
Thomas Gay ls a man of considerable
education and has known all the great
men of two generations.
Merely a Few Reminders.
The tansy bed Is -wlthpringr.
The Hlippery "clum" bark
Sticks tighter than a burdock to
A dog's tall In the dark;
The cricket's cuddling closer to -"
The doorstep than before;
The leaves are getting raspy, and
The summer days are o'er.
The tabby's fur ls growing thick.
The wood pile's growing, too;
The cellar bins are groaning with
The store that's good to view;
The cattails clutter In the sedge.
The wild goose sails before
The night wind; trouting season's done:
The summer days are o'er.
The silver mist arises from
The river flats below;
The fox fires glimmer In the swamp
With pallid, ghostly glow;
The small boy hustles through the corn
"With Towser to the fore;
The nights are fit for coonlng. and
The summer days are o'er.
-Horace Seymour Keller In New Tor
Bride Mast Be Cook.
Under a new law in Norway every
would be bride must exhibit a certifi
cate that she knows how to cook. In
Norway a dyspeptic ls regarded as
natural curiosity. . J .j
and subscriptions. Jn a word, he was
the whole editorial, business and me
The careers of men often turn on
events so trifling that the world again
calls them "accidents." With such a
start as the Grand Trunk Herald It
would seem that fate had cut out
Thomas A. Edison to be n shining light
as an editor. But the lad's mind was
so keen fyr Investigation that berried !
THOMAS A. EDISOX IX
some mechanal experiments In his
smoking car office, and as a result ho
had a disastrous tire that burned up
his newspaper outfit. He then studied
telegraphy, became an expert operator
and worked on the key In various
places in the United States and Can
ada. In these days lu was called
"Crazy Tom." Almost every great mar
Is called crazy by people who. do not
understand him because he is so differ-
The dedicatory exercise's In connac
tion with the opening of the aew build
ings "of the Harvard Medical school
will be held at liostou on. Sept. and
2d. They will fittingly hiaiigsrate the
largest and uu.st ierfcctly equipped
group of buildings devoted to medical
instruction and research in the world
and, from an architectural standpoint,
one of the most beautiful groups in
America, says a Iostou correspondent
of the New York Tost.
For the construction and endowment
of this new undertaking the university
is indebted to the generosity of J. I'ier
pont Morgan, John I). Rockefeller,
Mrs. Collis 1. Huntington, David Sears,
James Stillman and a number of other
benefactors. The estimated cost of the
undertaking was $i,0r0,0U), all of
which was secured before the plans
The buildings now completed, exclu
sive of the large and well equipped
power house, are five in nurolier-one
designed primarily for administration
ana rour ror laboratory purposes i. e.,
(1) anatomy, compilative nnatomj', his
tology and embryology; (2) physiology
and chemistry; (3 pathology, bacteri
ology and surgical pathology; (4) hy
giene, pharmacology, comparative pa
thology and surgical research. The size
and magnificence of these buildings
illustrate most strikingly the new era
in medical teaching. A; few. years ago
a building the size of any, one of the
four main buildings constituting this
group would have leen thought ade
quate for all purposes.
All the buildings are constructed of
white marble, and the departments are
so arranged that those most closely
affiliated with each other are in the
same building, while the rooms for
each department are connected in the
same way. All the buildings are con
nected by corridors on the basement
level. In the center of each building
Is an amphitheater occupying two sto
ries, and in the second story of each
Is a library. These are accessible from
Each laboratory building is equipped
with every facility for carrying on the
work of that special department e. g.,
the anatomy and histology building
has Its separate driveway for Intro
ducing anatomical subjects, large re
frigerator for storage, isolated dissect
ing rooms and an elevator so located as
to properly Serve the dissecting and
demonstrating rooms; the physiology
and chemistry building has Its pens,
cages, exercise yards, etc., for animals
on the roof, while each department
conducting operations on animals has
Its animal operating suit, equipped
with most approved hospital appli
ances, the chemistry wing is construct
ed with special reference to the varied
methods of research and investigation
now attracting the attention of scien
tists; In the bacteriological and patho
logical building f our large students'
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cnr from themselves. Edison slept
about as little then as now, spent all
the time out of office hurs working on
Inventions and often arrived at the of
nee late through his preoccupation
over some big problem. He spent all
his money for tools and apparatus and
patronised the free lunch counters
when he wanted t anything to eat. As
for clothes, he seemed unconscious of
what he had on and for the most Dart
t v , ' ,v. - - -if
HIS WOUKIXG CIX)T1IES.
went rather' shabby In order thahe
might have more money for experi
ments. Yet there one record of his
having spent $30 Ut a new suit. The
next day he was experimenting in the
workshop with a bottle of sulphuric
acid. Suddenly it exploded, and acid
covered him from head to foot. That
nqw suit was ruined. "What I get for
pqtting so much money In a suit," was
Edison's only comment.
the south wing Is, divided lutj niez
zauiiio MoitfdH lor research wwrk.
Animals used In these departments
are kept in a special animal house, and
rooms and pens are provided to ac
commodate various animals, from cows
nnd sheep to birds j and frogs. The
rear end of the basement of oue build
ing ls devoted to photography. ln the
hygiene and pharmacology building s
complete museum of fxd products
models of appliances , relatiug to the
public health, etc., are given a special
section. Comparative pathoKtgy forms
a separate and distinct department In
The administration building faces a
quadrangle 213 feet .wide and 4S0 feet
long and is situated upon a high ter
race overlooking the approach between
the four laboratory buildings. The
stylr of architecture in this, as in the
other buildings, is an adaptation from
the Greek. In this building the right
wing is given up to the offices of the
school, faculty room, committee room,
etc. The left wing contains rooms for
students and alumni, a reading room
and smoking room,'etc. The basement
ls fitted up for X ray work, bandaging
instruction, lockers, etc. This base
ment floor connects with the basement
of the other buildings by corridors in
which additional locker accommoda
tions are provided. v
The second floor is devoted to lecture
and class rooms. Au amphitheater oc
cupies the left wing and is so arranged
that the students enter from the sec
ond floor, while the lecturer with his
lecture material is admitted from an
Intermediate floor below, on which
there is a preparation room connected
with the elevator from .the receiving
room in the basement and the Warren
museum In the upper! portion of the
building. This museufu occupies the
entire upper iortion of this building
and has a floor spaced-Including gal
leries, of over 22,000 sqlare feet.
The remaining fifteen' acres are to be
utilized for the construction of hospi
tals, etc. Harvard hal' always been
handicapped In the choice of her teach
ers on account of the lack of direct con
trol over the hospitals used for clinical
teaching purposes. t
'POISON SQUAD" PROBLEM.
Tests of Effect of Saltpeter to Begrln
The "poison squad" of the bureau of
chemistry at Washington 13 to reas
semble on Oct. 13 and will experiment
on entirely new lines, says the New
York Tribune's Washington corre
spondent. Dr. Wiley Is anxious to dis
cover whether saltpeter, a preservative
commonly used In meats and hereto
fore regarded as harmless, ls deleteri
ous In Its effects.- In order to get the
information In the best possible w,py
he will set his poison eaters to wore.
p.nd bv .noting .the general eHecLuiKui
" At another time ' he tried to make
some gun cotton, but muttered that It
was no good and placed it on the back
of an old stove. Several months litter
when fire was started In the stove
there was an explosion. "It was god,
wasn't it?" sall Edison sententiously.
Cared Little For Money.
This sort of thing went on till Edison
made his first leap Into fame by in
venting the stock ticker. This brought
him in $40,000, and he was so unused
to handling money that he did not
know how to get the check cashed.
Edison never did care very much for
money, though he has plenty of it now.
It is one of the anomalies of life that a
penniless boy should invent the stock
ticker that Is now the rich man's office
pet throughout the land.
After that he invented pretty much
everything. The few things he over
looked he still has time for. At one
time he said he Intended to contrive a
cradle that would be rocked by lung
power that is, by the badjy's cry. The
harder the little sinner squalled the
faster the cradle would rock.
The great Inventor has quite a vein
of -dry fun. He is also a practical
Joker upon occasion. A genius can do
things with impunity for which other
people would be put in jail.
Phonograph Jeke on a Quaker.
At one time Edison hid some phono
graphs about the guest chamber of
his house. One night a Quaker was
visiting him and was awakened from
his slumber by hearing a metallic voice
swearing horribly. He turned on the
lights and looked carefully, but could i
find no one. Every time he dropped j
asleep the thing was repeated. Final-1
ly, when he coui'd stand It no huger, 1
he called Mr. 1'dUon and sild the
house must be haunted by a tribe of
the most blasphemous ghosts that had
ever broken loose from the nether re
gions. Edison was the picture of in
nocence and helped his guest search
for the source of the profanity, but
without success. 'Finally he explained
that it must be the phonographs that
broke forth at rather unexpected
times. That may be a Joke.but homi
cide has been committed on less prov
ocation. To a youthful friend who once ap
plied to him for advice Edison tersely
"Youns man. the lx?st advice I can
give you Is never look at the clock." j
To a Dersisleut fc:htnimr rod asrent
their health of a diet
hum, etc., prepared
quantities of saltpeter
able to tell the world
df corned beef,
he hopes to be
1h ii short time
just what saltpeter will do to the
Dr. Wiley maintains that the "poison
squad" has recently receivetfa vindi
cation for its labwrs in the meat 'inspec
tion regulation prescribed by Secre
tary Wilson prohibiting the use of pre
servatives in meat products. Tbe squad
has for three years been fed on a diet
of foods In which borax, salicylic acid,
sulphide, formaldehyde, etc., were
used. The full report of the lnvestign-
tions has not been made public, but to
Secretary Wilsou were submitted the
reports made bs Ir. Wiley, and the
facts contained therein convinced the
secretary that none of these preserva
tives should be allowed. He therefore
made the important ruling that the
meat Inspection regulations musX spe
cifically forbid their use,
The test to be made with saltpeter
deals with practically the only chem
ical preservative or coloring matter not
prohibited now by the regulations.The
preparation is used generally for corn
ed beef Ip all meat packing establish
ments and often by domestic hotel
keepers. It is regarded as probable
that the work of the squad will clearly
demonstrate that saltpeter is deleteri
ous to tne human sjstem, in which
case the regulations will be amended
1 prohibit its use.
To Horn I'naper Dead.
Despite the uuiopuIarity of munic
ipal crematories in cities where they
have been tried, the national capital is
to have a place for buruing the bodies
of the pauper dead of the District of
Columbia, says a Washington dispatch
to the New York Tribune. The Dis
trict commissioners are now having
plans prepared for a suitable building
and plant on the grounds of the Wash
ington asylum, and within a year's
time the crematory will be in opera
tion, taking the place largely of the
usual potter's field, where the bodies
that come Into the custody of the Dis
trict government are ,uow buried.
Put Bloom on Million Acres.
Tapers have been filed with the state
engineer of Colorado for the redemp
tion of nearly a milljou acres of arid
land, the largest Irrigation proposition
ever undertaken by private capital.
Frank J. MacArthy, a civil engineer, Is
drafting plans for a reservoir to cover
twenty-four square miles, have an av
erage depth of thirty-five feet and use
the entire surplus water of the Platte
river. It has been estimated that 38,
115,(XX),000 cubic feet of water was
wasted yearly, from the Flatte river.
The estimated cost will be about $4.,
000,000. Jew Way to Reveal Encased.
A pretty way of sealing an engage
ment haa. been mventJby the inhabit-,
who once asked him If fi"e approve;! of
lightning rods the great inventor re
plied: "It depends upon the building."
"But Is- it any goad in any case?
Would ySn advise their use on church
es, for Instance?" ventured the rod
"Well," replied Edison, with a twin
kle, "they might l"e of use on churches.
It does look as though Providence were
a bit absentrainded at times."
When in Xew York one day Mr. Edi
son remarked to a friend on leaving:
"I want to go back to the quietude
of my own workshop. I can't stand!
Xew York. You are too glaring and
noisy over here, one of the chief rea
sons being thafyou are using so many
of my coutri varices."
Everybody has caJlod Ellison a wiz
ard, and for that reason I refrain.
Most wizards are fakirs, and Thomas
A. Edison Ls sufnuiae.
Strange as it may seem, this most
practical of t-he wotld's inventors loves
such imaginative authors as Edgar Al
lan roe and Jules Verne. It Is also
said that he Is a spiritualist and that
he ascribes iaiiy of his discoveries to
spiritual agencies, d'ertain it Is that he
was for many years a member of the
Theosophical society of Xew York.
Edison Is an inveterate smoker and
is so abseutminded he never seems to
know how many cigars he does burn.
Once he complained to his tobacconist
of the rapidity with which his cigars
disappeared and could not believe he
smoked them all himself. The dealer
agreed to makesome "faied cigars."
"I'll fix em with horse hair aid hard
rubber," said he. "Xheu you'll find
there will not be so many missing."
Several weeks later Mr. Edison saw
the tobacconist acalli and said:
"Iook here! I thought you were go
ing to fl-x me some'faked cigars!"
"Why, I did:" exclaimed the other In
hurt surprise. "Don't you remember
the box with a green label cigars tied
with yellow ribbon?"
Edison smiled reflectively. "I smok
ed those cigars myself," he said.
A guest once noticed that Mr. Edison
lighted a great many matches to keep
his cigars going and placed the burned
matches back ki the box with the uu
lighted ones. He explained the habit
by wavmg the stub of his cigar at
Mrs. Edison and saying:
"She won't let me drop 'em 'roundi"
Trainer of Electricians.
Thomas A. Edison .Jias jxot . only
antw of the east end"tof 16 iTdon.' Every
man immediately he ls engage! ls ex
pecfred by his fiauceeto wear a button
broch with her photograph In his but
tonhole for as long as the engagement
lasts, and she in turn wears his pono
graph on her breast near her heuf
These arc called "love buttons," andif
discarded any day by either of the par-
tie's it is a sign that the engagement ls
at an end.
POINT ON SLANG FOR A PEER
ItrliUh Duke Learns AVliy Apples Are
Sometimes Called I'enrbm,
Hoarding a Broadway car at Wall
street, New York, tLe other afternoon
a stylisiily dressed middle aged man of
aristocratic bearing took a seat well
forward. Opposite him sat a stockilv
bunt man of Qovlll complexion dressed
in overalls and coHtentedly chewing an
apple, says the New York Herald. Ho
seemed to be in a sociable mood, for
presently he remarked to the new
comer: "Another warm day, boss." The lat
ter smiled and replied in a decided but
refined English accent:
"Very warm, indeed. Is it not unusu
ally oppressive for this time of the year
in New York?"
"Guess it is suinmnt that way," said
the man in owralls. Then suddenly he
put his hand into a capacious pocket
and drew out a monster apple and gen
erously onereii it to his fellow pas-
seuger, adding as he did so:
"Them comes from Niagara county.
It's the finest grown in America. You
couldn't grow Its equal In England or
aio'where else. I'm in the fruit busi
ness and I know."
The proffered gift was politely re
fused. The man was persistent, how
ever. "Take it," he said; "it's a peach, nn'
the finest ye ever eat."
"Aw, indeed," replied the other, this
time laughingly accepting the fruit.
"I'm rather rusty on the subject of
pomologj-, my friend," he continued,
"but I can tell any variety of the I'yrus
malus family when I seo it. May I ask
why you call an appje a reach?
Explaining the colloquial meaning of
the termthe man of frmit reached his
street and left the car with a "s'long.
sir." His neighbor, however, remained
In the car until Forty-second street was
reached, where he alighted with the
apple still in his hand and walked to
the Hotel Manhattan. On the way he
hailed a passing newsboy, bought a
paper and then handed the apple to the
gamin. The distinguished looking man
was the Duke of Buckingham, who has
been visiting New York.
Sleitufcerie mt Hour.
Jones declined to visit the ioo with
his friend, s:i;.s London Health. "I
don't have to go to the zoo," be said,
"because my eldest daughter does the
kangeroo walk, my second daughter
talks like a parrot, my son laughs like
a hyena, my cook is as cross as a bear
and my mother-in-law says I'm an old
orougnr great maurlai results to tliu
wovl'd, but has dotfe the more Impor
tant work of tniiningimeii. Among tho
litt of those who hue graduated lroin
his college of hard work are tuch
noted scientists as Nikola Tesla and A.
E. Kennelly, president of the Institute
of Ilectrical Engineers. Other noted
electricians that were trained by Edi
son are Charles Itatclielor, the lato
John Krusie and S. B. Bergman, who
has become the largest manufacturer
of electrical apparatus in the United
States. Frank J. SpragTse, alitor of tho
Bprague electric system, auid the lata
Frank MacGowen, the etxplorer, were
also Edison pupils.
It Is thus seen that Mr. Edison has
not ouJy invented or 'Improved practi
cally all the things that have to do
with men. even to the houses they live
In, but that be has contrived to Invent
or Improve qii;te a number of very,
bright men themselves.
J. A. EDGEliTON. .
Lentil (ore For imidoras.
New remedies for falLug hair aro
continually croppdug up, BDd by tho
hopelessly bald these remedies are
adopted with confidence. The lentil
cure Is the latest. at-ordiiJg to the
Pittsburg I)ispat('s New York corre
spondent. The lentil cure is applied
Internally the leutiis are eaten. Mar
velous results fire obtained, according
to reports, if the cure Is followed for
six months. Lentils are rich In Iron,
and hence are good not only for tho
hair, but for the blood as well. Palo
and thin haired folk after a course of
lentils become rosy and robust and
their hair grows vigorously. Special
ists of religious bent point to the Bibli
cal character of Esau, a young man
notoriously fond of lentils and notori
ously hairy. Lentils l.wjk like split
peas. Though they are admitted to bo
flie most highly nourishing food In tho
world, their taste Is gratifying to but
Bell For Mrn, $SO.
One of, the little luxuries a man may
Indulge In this time of year as a part
of his wearing apparel is a belt costing
S5n, says the New York Press. Theso
circlets are usually made of the finest
kind of black leather, but that is not
where the expense eomes in. The buc
kles are made of gold, as are all of the
mountings, ,and, though there Is noth
ing garish abouf.them, they have the
appearance of elegance, and that 1
what many persons appreciate. ,
iwenty jojng women eligible for.
matrimony have organized a secret!
cluijn'or mutual protection at Sterling,
III., s.ivs a dispatch from that place.
Tin steady company" of each mem
ber of the club must be pitssed upon by;
a majority of the utcniliwH.
The moral, financial nnd companion
ship qualities of the young man will b
dlsorissed, and If he be found eligible
to be in the "running" a majority vote
will give the young wwman permission
to go ahead. If he be found wanting,
he will be blackballed. After the fair
one" is permitted to proceed if thfl
young man Is disposed to trifle tb
woninn, at the behest bf the club, must
bring him to time.
When a proposal of marriage is mads
the club will calmly discuss it and tako
a last vote on the destiny of the younff
man. If his conduct during the court
ing period be found to be all that a
good woman can stand for, then th
club member will be given her last cer
tificate. The object of the club, tho
girls announce. Is to encourage matri
mony, but as twenty heads are better
than one in judgment f character they
have lound themselves to abide by th
The Perfume Cure.
One American girl who spent the!
summer In Paris and who went
through what the Parisians sakl wasj
the hottest season In many years, withl
sunstrokes common enough to make ad
American feel at home, has returned!
with reports of a new antidote fori
heat that the PariMeune his developed,
says the New York Tress. The Pari;
fair ones .call It a fcure" the perfumo!
cure. It is meant to prevent suustroka
and has-been elaborated until therei
are special antidotes for a dozen spe-
clal nervous ailments. The I'arisieunej
says the scents blown from an nto-t
mlzer have be effect of evolving cooI-4
lng breezes, so while her men relatives
partake of Iced drinks she seeks out)
the atomizer or patronizes the penny-!
in-the-slot scent machine. Of course!
the perfumers ore fostering the fad.j
The American girl who reports it saysj
that the various perfumes are classl-i
fled as follows: Iihlne violet cures
nervous Irritability, palm violet cures
neuralgic headache, wallflower cures
faintness, lavetnp water cures con-!
gested headache, hops and poppy ln-i
duces sleep and pleasant dreams, c.ir-j
nation revives one and stimulates In
hot weather, lily of the valley quiets
the nerves and hyacinth has the effect1
of a Turkloh batU.
atne lor Mew Spelling.
Of all the names that have been sug
gested for the Itobtailed ie!!iug per
haps the best Is ' JoshfclIllngsKate,'
says the New York Tribune. The Bos
ton Transcript perhaps deserves th
credit for the Invention. We cannot
trace the origin back farther, though)
the Transcript modestly says the
.Called Jnaibl11Trcrnt, '- ,