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y THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. APRII; 25, 1008. V
BOAT IS OF PAPER
Novel Craft Built of Newspapers'
for Long Rowing Trip as
FROM FLORIDA 10 NEW YORK
Captain G. W. Johnson's Skiff of Jour
nals from alt Parts of World -Seaworthy.
Captain 'ieorg V. .lohm-.ou. the vet
eran Harlem liver o.trsnr.iu. has com
pleted bin i:iwpnppr Itont. which. Is to
, hd-ic 111 :n from St. Augustine, l-'la., to
New York. The fiout I mailt of news
papers from all sections if tin world.
There a iv t weuty -seven 4 thicknesses
of paper In tin- hull nail eighteen on the
'1-. t'ks. - The outside Is embellished by
headings of these pjpers. These head
lugs can ! distinctly seen through
I lit- shellac.
On the decks the headlines start from
I'loii.lu aid follow each state on the
route to New York, which reaches the
waMi box amidships, says a St. Augus
tlue correspondent of the Xew ' York
Herald. Tire oatjide of the wash lioxes
contains the New York city papers and
the lniJe those of New" York state.
On the port side of the lirat. starting
from the bow. the papers from Maine,
New Hampshire,. Vermont, Massachu
setts, Khode Island and Connecticut
follow In order and reach amidships to
the New York papers. On the star
board side they start from Seattle.
V.'ash., to California and then follow
the foreign aud western mpers.
The other night the boat.vvas taken
to the Casino; where Captain Johuson
t'ave an exhibition in the pool.; The
craft was recently launched from Al
lan's dock on the bay. where Captain
Joh.isou gave an exhibition of rowing
Jind testing the boat in very rough wa
ter. The trials proved very satisfactory.
,. After n few weeks' practice in the
boat Captain Johnson will leave for hid
long row to New York, taking the In
side route, which Is nearly all Inland.
About 2U miles will be rowed on the
ocean, part of It from Beaufort, S. C.
to Moorchead City, X. C, after whirli
it is all Inland.
Stops will be made every night at
Borne village! town or city, where the
boat will be placed on exhibition. The
cruise will le taken in easy stages of
ten to twenty-live miles a day. accord
ing to the weather and other condi
tions, and the oarsman expects to ar
rive In New York the latter part of
', IIiik Mna Invitntloiia. .
Letters of invitation have been re
ceived . by Captain Johnson from a
number of boat audyacht clubs along
the route to be the guest,, of those
clubs while in their rii-lnlty. Among
these Is an invitation by the Severn
Boat club of Annapolis. Md. "
The boat Is twenty feet in length,
twenty, inches beam, six Inches deep
and has five air tight compartments at
each end, making it practically un
siukabte. Kvery section In the cockpit,
with the except ion of about twenty
Inches for the foot stretchers, will be
decked, so that if heavy swe-lls-wash
over only about ten gallons of wa
ter will remain in the craft, which
will easily be bailed out. - -'
FomI nud dot Mug can be cairied in
tvo two-foot hatches, with tools and
other necessary an Hes. - .
Captain Johi:son Is a well preserved
uiaii and, although . going on toward
th. fixty year mark, does not look
lunch more than forty.: tie is stoekliy
built, five. feet Seven luches in height
mid weighs "at jiresent 181 pounds. He
was born at. Middle Village, N. Y.. and
ha j becu' in "Uiu rowing gam since
childhood. For many years he was u
pro.v.hient member of the Nonpareil
lioulng club of the Harlem river anil
Is well known by oarsmen all over the
country. A grand reception has been
pritiiilrvtl him by the oarsmen of the
Harlem. Sfalen Island. New Jersey an. 1
Brooklyn clubs on his arrival in. New
There are superstitions throughout
ail the counties of Maryland concern
ing crossroads and running water.
Witches are supposed to make their
hasne at the crossing of two roads and
to appear there at midnight. -Due pe
culiar thing about witches Is that they
cannot get across running water, and
a .Ktream of any. sort always acts 4s
a protection to. the nightly, prowler,
who will follow. along the bank of a
stream In preference to the road.
'These are some of the things which
are r& generally . lielleved . In the
country around .Washington and along
the Kastern Shore.' Some, of the a til-J
rles or the creed of the superstitious In
that neighborhood are":
If you sweep your room at night you
sweep away your wealth. ,
Never shake crumbs out of a' wlDdow
arter dark. They are supposed to fall
into the eyes of the Lord and to dis
turb the spirits of the dead who wan
der abroad at night
4ou't wash yourhands In water In
which eggs have been boiled. You are
liable to become covered with warts.
Baltimore Sua. '"
Precocity and Degeneracy. ' '.
Frecoelty Is not always a thing to be
uesired. Indeed. It uiay.1 just as surely
as a prematurely ripened Truit Indi
cates decay and early death, mean an
early : degeneration and loss of mental
faculties. By many biologists it Is con
sidered uu ejpressiou of premature Se
nility. As'. Lombroso has Indicated.
tnaay of the .men of genius weresifb
; Jects of degeneracy. - There Is a period
of antenatal srowtU kuowi to scieu-
.. Imi'H fillUJJIL
Bring this ad with you
Anil see for yourself that what
we advertise we sell. Store opeii
till 10 o'clock Saturday evening.
It Will Pay You to Attend Our
Stocfc; Reducing Sale?
What will unquestionably stand as the grandest S
- 1 -
Bring this ad with yoa
And see for yourself thati what
we advertise we sell. Store open
till JO o'clock Saturday evening.
Itock-Beducing Sale of all times will start at Holbrook's Monday morning, and if battered down prices are any
inducement, there'll not be a department which won't be jammed to the limit! Bargains! Bargains! Bargains! from the very start! One . continuous flow of saved
money going right straight back into your pockets!- Saving half will be nothing! Marvelously More Than Half Saved Almost Any Way You Look! Absolutely no re
striction whatever on any article. Every article must undergo the same tremendous price-tearing treatment! Furniture, Rugs, Carpets, Draperies, Shades, Stoves,
Etc- all these and hundreds ol others going to swell this mighty sale into positively the most irresistible bargain-event that could possibly be brought before the eyes
of any economical public. , '. " V. , . , - , - -
More Specials in: Our
At Prices That Are Itidtculously
Iow and Should be Siutid Vp
250 30x60 Smyrna Reversible
Hearth Hugs, durable QCkn
quality, handsome effects. . 'C
4 4 pairs Lace Curtain, pood
width: handsome Q'irt
1.560 yards China
1,365 yards Japanese Matting,
beautiful effects , 07U
and wear tine . . .' .'C-
Wood Seat Diners :v
Hard wood carved back,
very nicely finished . . .
See Our Large Carpet, Rug, Linoleum and Drapery
Department - ':"
Nearly 6.000 square feet of floor space Is ih-voted to ' our Carinas.
Itugs. . Linoleums and Draperies. If you miss seeing our grand dis
play It will lie your loss. .Nothing can contftaiv with it tn life West.
Here Is a Chance of a Lifetime
to Oet a Carpet at a Bargain.
3.000 -yards Ingrain -
arpets. pretty effects.
Irge Itattnn Ttoekers, welL made
anil liiiLshed." are worth $1.50 to
. any one. just like cut,
during this sale.
Lhliild Veneer will clean as
well as itollsh your furniture
and leave It hi its original
mate, (iood ' QC
sle iKittle . . JC
i Rockers :
t arge Arm Rocker. . made of
hard wood, golden 1 Qfk
oak finish J1.
$2.48 d Carpet Sweepers. C rr
everyone guarantt-ed . . ,4l.Di
Xice 5-ft. Step Ladder, made of.
hard wood, very strong and riur-1
2,650 yards Ingrain , Carpets,
handsome creations, "3 Q
good quality OiJC
1.450 yards Brussels
never offered at less
than C5c, per yard . . .'
1,200 yards Brussels Carpets,
heavy stock, nice XIL
560 . yards "Axmlnster Carpets,
that can't be. bought Q'i
The Caloric Firelcss
Does the work of an ordinary stove
and saves your fuel blllit mid better
IT SAVKS 80 PEK CENT OP YOUR
for lets than yd.,
Linoleums and Oilcloths
An Opportunity to Cover Your
Kitchen at Very Little Cost.
4 50 yards Oilcloth, very
pretty patterns, yard . .
4 24 yards Oilcloth, an
elegai 1 quality, yard . .
with shelf . . .
Here-we carry everything kno.vn ii the way of lloor cover hi" We
. sshow a larger variety than could lie round hv visiting all or I he other
stores eoinbiiictl in m-ets. Hus. -Matthms Linob'uins. oil (ioths.
etc. 'We will quote yoa a few prices and if you have prl-ed the
froods anywlicre clse you wdl at once recojtnie the bargains
KenieiiilM-r. we have electric machine Tor seeing carpels"
-an sew any ordinary carpet In a very lew' minutes and make it
complete while you wait. ,
510 yards Linoleum, In this sea
son's latest colorings,
per yard HxJt
34 yards Linoleum,
grades, that wear fine,
It does all kinds of Cooking, Boiled
and Roamed Meats, Poultry. Game,
Sauces. Fish. Soup. Vegetables. Cer
eals, Fruits, Pudding and the like.
Every one of these tireless Cookers
.are guaranteed. If not satisfactory
they can be rete.rned after Ten Days'
Trial and money refunded.
TILE CALOKIC COOKER is made in
three sizes. Cabinet holding one ves
sel. $5.50; two vessels. $10.00. and
three vessels. $15.00. These are uet
810 yards Linoleum, swell pat
' terns, good wearing A
qualities, per yard ....... 0C
Any Amsterdam, Schofield Mason or any Arnold Constable Body Brussel Rug 9x12 in the house, $25
25 patterns of Roxburry Best Brussel Rugs.
9x12 ft.; every pattern the mills flJIQ en
best makes, regular $22.50, now. Mli.?U
One large lot of Smlth's'fine Tapestry Rues.
-3x12 ft.; beautiful medallion patterns and
an over small enects; regular
price Jl..uO, now
Over 100 Body Brussel Rugs, selling todav
for J2T.50, the real genuine JO4 f(
five frame quality, 9x12 ft. J)-6.UU
A large lot of Body Brussel Rugs. 9x12 ft!:
that most dealers sell for their Ol flS
best, will be on sale for";. Zl.lU.
Thirty-five $25.00 Fine Axminster Rus. 9x
12 ft.; best money can buy; inadf iiv'the1
best manufacturers, will QlO An
be sold for .... ly.UU
Twenty-five rolls of good All Wool Ingrain
Carpets will be placed Cf
. on .sale for DUC :
Fifty rolls of good Tapestry Carpet,
and ten wire, regular
90c goods .'.v.. a....
Thirty patterns of good Velvet Carpets,
regular $1.20 and $1.25 carpets; guaran
teed fast colors, In '
this sale ..... . iUC
We are promis
ing much; but
we are m akin 2:
Tremendous purchases made some few weeks ago in Carpets, Linole
ums and Room Size Rugs, have just arrived. . Note prices and dif
ferent" makes. Any Bagdad, Regis or Selkirk Rug, 9x12, in the ' 1
We've Made a Profita
ble deal that gets you
a $28 Brass Bed "
$16.00 to $28.00
1 lean 1 i In I
tereil oak. "polish lloi-li: 4. in.
top. 6 ff: loiix. claw (L "Tft
fi-et; jnst like cut . . . . . v I J. I .
More than SO different
.Viiid KxKiision libles
si'cu "on . our' floors.
Round uKstension Tabbv
Kvrryone 'an afford to
own a line Oo-Cari at.
these pruis. S'ice
loldins ;-Cart with
I'arasol. reed bodv.
rublier llres.fst brake.
Our Special "Rest Easy" Sanitary Elastic
Odorless, perfectly sanitary; loose sheets of pure white cotton, elastic
felt, as shown In Illustration: will not mat or get lumpy and never
needs mailing over; covered with extra heavy sulin finlli tickiiiy:
made In one or two pieces; equal to any $15 elastic felt tH OC
mattress; this sale . 10 J
Under nnr profit sharing plan we
are enabled to furtlish joh at
9ltt.7.V Ibis handsome. ALL. BKASS
KKI, full size. 1 y in. posts, and aj
more honest piece of furniture vas.i
never made. It is wortii at leust
S2H.00 ca.h while
1 1 icy last . .
Come now and see our display of
MDOrtiAI.L KITCHEN CABIN
KTK. A lot of new styles have just
There's no use working so hard
Save your strength and health.
Will you be
one of the
f o rtu natc
ones to an
20 Patterns best quality Smith's Wilton Rugs,
9x12 ft., bright medallions, all-over small effects,
Oriental designs' j . ...
and colorings .'.
YouMl like our furniture--and our prices
Porch Furniture and
You don't usually find! such extraordinary values just when you most need the goods.
This is an imusuaVtime, atnd you find here unusual opportunities to save on ,
Furniture, Carpets and Housefurnishings
109-1 1 1 E. 2nd 1VJT
Street V V o "
He-member we iack. ship and pre
pay freight to any Mai Ion within
cue hundred miles from the tri
rilics. aiul guarantee sale delivery
:f ull Ifcotls.
Received a large consignment of Bamboo Porch Shades,
all complete, ready to hang.
5 ft. wi le. 8 ft. long 9Sc
ft. wide. 8 ft. long $1.25
S ft. wide, 8 ft. long.... $1.75
10 ft. wi le, 8 ft. long i $2.25
12 ft. wide, 8 ft. long $2.5"
Reversible Crex Grass Porch Rugs
Just the thing for your porch. Will neer fade and wear
.for. years. Irlces way down.
-1-0x7-6 .? .-...... . $:J.im -IM2-ll $K.75
0-l)x9-W ....... $1.75 K-3xl0-0 $0.75
tlsts as" the senile periods embracing
the fourth and fifth months of prenatal
existence. It has been found that a
Blight arrest of development at this pe
riod Is characteristic of the class of be
lngs known as degenerates. ; and pre
cocity Is recognized as one of the es
pressious of this development defect.
Relief de la Kretonne. who cotuosed
at fourteen a poem on his first twelve
loves. Is a remarkable precocity. : "A
wit of five Is a fool of twenty," is an
adage founded, ujiou the jiopplar appre
ciation of this unpleasant.. fnith.'-W;
A. Newman Borland In Century.
t . i ' - '
. - ' . Nan end the Bucket! ."' ''
There Is one jtarticular fever of non
sense which the l'l incetoa Tiger claims
the credit of lmvin originated, for In
the November i:wue."l'J02.' ajipeared the
following verse: ,j ' . . ;
.There once was a man 1 mm Nantucket '
,Vho kept all tils cash in u bucket, "
. Hut his ianRhtT.' named Nan, " '
" ' ' Han away with a. man. : :;
And as for the bueketc-Nantiicket. f .
Kor the. next 'few' noiiths ;Xan, her
father awl; 'lief ,-ueVrljr--acquire, hns
bit ml encountered a serJe.-i'of the tuost
fcstoulshlue adventures In every known
lauilet in the country which could be
converted Into limerick form ' by ' the
brains of newspaper " and magazine
writers frvim sea to sea; By the time
Xan came back with a dozen of so ad
ditioual verses tacked on to her thefe
is reason to wonder in the face of the
ordeals to which she had been subject
ed whether the pecuniary advantage
gained by absconding with that bucket
repaid her for! all that she had l.eeil
through. Roy S. Ihirstine la Bohe
nilan Magazine. . . ,
. . , ' . "'
Death Was on His Heels. ,
Jesse P. Morris of Skippers, ,Va..
hid a close call in the spring of. 190G.
He says: "An" attack of mienm'oniA
left me so weak and with such a fear
ful cough that . my friends - declared
consumption had me,, and death was
on my heels. Then. I was" persuaded
to try Dr. King's New Discovery. It
helyed me 'tn mediately and after tak
ing two a. N,half bodies I was a well
man again. Jound out that .New dis
covery is, the best remedy-for coughs
and lung isease ln; all the worlds
Sold under guarantee at all druggists.
GO cents and $1. r.Trial bottle free. y'.
Korea Waking Up to Necessity 1
of Protecting Remaining Forests
Korea, the hermit kingdom, is wak-j
ing up to the necefisity cf pvoterting
its remaining . forests and replanting
denuded ' tracts on . important water
shedSi Japan is" furnishing trio in
spiration and. part of the moijey with
which, to produce the change from the
old order; 6t things to the new. ?A
school for tyaining Korean foresters
has already beep pnt in operation.
The; two governments drew up a co
operative .-agreement last- spring and
outlined a plan for the wl?e use of the
forests , in the" .Yam and rTumcn Val
leys, and as a result s national forest
jfclicy .for Korea has been deeloped.
The new Korean forest laws are sim
ilar to those of " Japan, according to
pnited States Consul . Thomas Sam
mnns of Seoul. "V , ' - ;
Although Korean forests have, been
exploited ml neglected, and the coun
try has suffered, severely from droutu,
floods, and" erosion, the denudation- is
less serious than in neighboring prov
iuces of 'China. One of the first meas
ures to be taken up Will be the preser
vation. of such wooded triers-as yet
remain; - In order to do ihls, the gov-
are needed by-all who work with
kands or brain . ; Nerve strength
depends . oik stoiach . strength .1
Keep the digestion ; sound . and
robust with ''- v
- - , ; 1 - - - ; . - .
.Sold Hwsrjrwhere. ' In boxes 10c and ttc
ernmcnt haslakenall forests under its
care, whether they are publicly 'or prif
vately- owned.. - The pwuers will not
be deprived of thctP-property without
leoninengatiom tfut-jhe government" will
rcguiale tlieeutlmg of. limber, and in
certain; ease may pfoliioit all. cutting
on tracts which ought , to remain tim
bered.' ."to nrevent "'floods, drouths.
handslldes, and to prescr-e unimpaireil
the scenic attractiveness of places of
public "refcoif.7-; "Alt ownerS'of timbef
land and' all leaseholders are required
to" rcpo'rt. to the government their told
ings in otder that the property may be
Iited and cared for. Failure fo iei
IJrn t wjthln ayiar subjects the forest -tir
forfeiture, t V; . . ..
1 The forested aTea'oif Korea isafipuV
2,500,00 acres wJiicfi is" only one-tenih
C the "land on which" forests onght la,
bf. growing.. Extensile tiRftfefed, tracts
remain ' In the, northern part, of .the '
ceuntr:on the' waters-of ine ,Yalu and
Tumen rivers, and ' lumber- Operations
are carried on- in theTmountain .dis
tricts. But in " the , agricultural.. sec
tions ol- the, country .wood Is' very
scarce and .'theC fuel problem is ser
ious. "Coal and other mines have been
onuRed by Americans -and one of ilie
fiiost jiref-'sing needs is timber for use
in and about the liiir.co. In that conn
lry..as elsewhere, larg.; (piantiiies of
iimbc-r are :Hcesary in devioping
mining proerty, and it it noteworthy
I hat -a country as backward indtislri
ajly "as Korea . can put into practPre'
the principle that the only sure way
of getting, timber is to grow it. ,
' All the news all the time TUB
A GOOD DU SIN ESQ
Would a btnlnen of your own Intarent ynn J
One wblcli i ptaaMiit nd leri umflUbl T TtMra
lu flue oppurtuniiy for eMaltlikiiuiK aueb m tnw-
- I bare otarted many women Id the txminen of
DenuuioiOKT. Uertrolnsis, i'arlal aud Scalp
1 rnaunentH. klunlrurlnc ana
tlf m for Umm at good aulaneav
If yon are dleaaUefied with
what yno are now dolne aDt
want to make more money.
write for five book. A Mea
acw to SeU-Supporting Wo
men. - ,.-.
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