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(NOT3.-Thi article, printed in the
Boston Globe in 1893, predicted many
things which have becdmo a reality in
much loss time than anticipated.)
HIS New Year's eve
while I lounged
with nothing else
to do, I scanned
each column of
the Globe and al
most ere I knew a
stole across the
printed page; I drew it nearer, and be
hold l 'twas yellowed o'er with age.
My hands, I fo'.md. had wrinkled
grown, my locks were changed to
gray; my form was bent, my vision
dim, my teeth had passed away. And
as I gazed I heard a voice, "Good
nirning, grandma, dear ! I wish you
many, many tMnes a Iappy, Glad
New Year." Then tall men said they
were my sons. and daughters fair to
see told me this wasn't ninety-three,
but nineteen forty-three.
Said I: "My memory has failed;
how goes the world today?"
"You shall go out this afternoon and
see the town," cried they.
At that the tears flowed down my
cheeks. Quoth I, "The days are ended
when these poor eyes could see, the
"Oh, not we'll have them mended."
A grown-up son then seized a knob
and gave three pulls upon it:
"The car will be
here at once,
mother: put on
your bonnet." And
while he spoke
the coupe came;
to me, how fast
er thItani e'en
fabled horse was
son Just turned
r *. , and touched a
think I'd lost my
- mind If I should
tell how fast WE
hew, for we left
' = the wind behind
We went to se(
the surgeon first
"The lenses crystalline have grows
too flat with age," he said. "We inns
put new ones in."
With that he hypnotized my min<
in some peculiar way, such rare sweel
visions floated by, then quickly passe(
I woke, my eyes were strong atnd
well, and hastening to depart we paid
the fee and entered next a galle'ry of
art. But as to pictures. when I turned.
so very strange they seemed. I thought
the artist mnust have skelhed the
stories he had dreamed.
"We never think of pinting now,"
my guide said, with a laugh. "These
are but landscapes In the mioon, taken
"What l are thecre people in the
"Oh, yes, indeed !" said he. "Here is
a lunar teles(-ope; look throuigh and
y'ou will see."
I gazed, and to my grent surprise
dlistinctly saw themi walking. 1 listenled
at another tube andl there I hear-d
"You see," said he, "we've learned
to catch such swift, intense vibrations
in tihe thin ether that we hear- their
slightest intonatIons. You look sur
prnised," my son wecnt on. "I'll show
those eyes of yours a sight worth
while, our famous scheme that boats
the Paris sewers. These little gutters
ramify through all the streets andl
streets and (atchi the rain and hail
and melting snow. These tiny gratings
match, conducting down to pipes be
neath, which take it miles below
straight towards the Center of the
earth. w'here the great heat, you know,
w'll turn it into stien1 of course, and
uip it comes again.- by othier pipes, to
apin and weave and1( cook and print for
men. It -feeds the factories through
tihe land, with no expense for fuel ; it
polIishies -for artisanis full many a
precious. jewel. We've laid large pipes
thr'ough all the streets to wa'rm the
of da~te andi~ (done v ith altogether.
"Now, Iltoother. we0 will go and lunch
in Afric'u sunny elime," and drawving;
out his 'watch ie .said, "I see there's
ample time. The sub-Atlantie tunnel'a
(lone; we'll take it over there. The~
ears are sent through every hour h:
the force of compressed air." I!
placed tne on a r'ushioned seat withi
an egg-shaped car, suspended in al
iron tube. I felt a sudden jar, an<
then, toimy astonishment, conscious o
nothing inoro1 I found that we wer
standing upon -the farther shore.
And soon we reachee a city neca
the Mountains of the Moon. (The;
told me EthiopIa wouild be admitite
Psoon as one of the United States, fo
China late had been,) ;ye found ,
pl~ace to order lunch;.bytht'eestdil ml
bogtin. They serveau ls w~ell,'hn
p bough word, while gravely b
~, uoth,.me: "I thought that slaver'
edj, "tire the.e three etaiwart tel
M1 the vlcissiludes of this char
temporatines that comes with te
of the enduring -character qf the best thisn
of th e. llo w in g t :a.
S and the game
d deals us chauc
But, while our wisdom
We seldo ' , howev
Clubs promise most to
And diamonds glitter tc
But melancholy spades
And leave them buried
We count the riches of
Our gains, our losses, a
Our greatest gain, the t
Ever increasing, stays v
Joy after joy approach<
But we have kept the I
"e Wt$v5u1 NI vAPUUON
"They are not human, mother, dear:
they're only tame gorillas."
Much as I feared the tunnel
then, I feared gorillas more. and glad
wits I to come again back to our
"When home once more my son re
marked : "You'll want tio see the pla
at the Olympian
,f theater; It is their
"1 think I'd like
to stay indoors,
I said, "and rest
"Oh, well. yo;
need not leave
the house," hc
answered with a
smile. "We do not
go to theaters
like the canaille,
I hope. Just dark
en, close the
drawing - room,
open the dioscope
, and you will see
I~ ) the actresses, the
corn ic es and
friez.e. Beside it stands the telephone
and you can hear with ease."
"What is a dlioscope?" I cried.
"A small, objective lens, so placed
as to command the stage (as all the
world now kens), connected by elec
tric wire with yon white plate of glass
that's framed in panel on our wall,
atnd over this will pass8 the scenery and
actors both until the pla~y Is through.
By electricians it was tried in 1882.*
But that is quite o)ld-fashioned, so I'll
showv you something nen. You'll want
to ride in my balloon directly after
tear; I'll take you, if you're not too
tired, op to the Polar sea."
Iiis kindness overpoweredl me, and I
began to weep, when someone shouted
In my ear, "You are crying in your
The Globe had fallen on the floor,
tihe lamp was growing dim, so what
may son might yet have sold Lis known
to none but him.
BANISH THAT STRAW MAN
Supposing you thought you had been
able to ward off all bad luck (luring the
comning year by merely throwing a
straw image out of your house on the
last day of Dec'cembert You would
have, thrown out- not only one image,
but a dlozen. And supposing that wilth
-.the idiscarding of tile straw effigy you
hand thi-own away all your sins. This
is what the p~eople of far-away Korea
helieve. On the (lay before New Yerg's
the wise and far-seeing head of each
family carefully makes a rough image
of straw, which. with great ceremony,
is taken to the door and thrown away
with ail the vIgor-a man would exert
when he threw away ill fortune.
'INEW YEAR OF ANCIENTS
r The ancient Egyp4ans( Phoeniciana
and P'ersians bdan their new year at
- the autumnal solatice (Aeptember 21)
and the Greeks, until theWFifth1 c'entury
I B. C., began the year at the winter
solstice (Decemnber 21)- In 482, B3. C.
r. the reeks chpa ed the f9.stivallo gun
, hE .U I CALENDAR
In J the Julian calendar New Year das
-the Greek church predominates ob
serve the Miday on Jauarr 18.#
ging time and w th' the c nsclousness of
flight Qf a year, it !s pleasant to think
in life, unfailing love, as does the writer
are ours as time flits by
es on the uncertain stage,
may increase with age,
egy ad e try.
our insistent yout
our later gaze,
our hopes amaze
after all, fors
the passing days,
nd our gain withal, 9
ne that once so small,
ith us always:
s and departs, o
elowship of hearts!
The id ll of a.
Bq Christopher Q. Hazard
j. 1922. Western Newspaper Union.)
TI1E matter with Andrews is that
he cannot keep upon any one
course. He tacks all over the
bay but does not make any port. Shift
ing as a weather vane, he is as con
tradictory. le started upon the road
to a profession, but landed in a brick
making concern. Then he concluded
(that he was meant for big business,
but he tried to start too high up. A
chicken farm was his next employ.
uent and it netted him a large amount
of costly experience. He now thinks
of trying mining, but will undoubtedly
dig up disaster. If he ends as a good
shoeblack it will be at the bottom,
where lhe ought to have begun, and lie
will be nearer to true progress.
The tug boat that was proceedling up
the river was named "IPatIence." It
was tuggIng a long following of canal
boats at a slow patce. It was making
its way towardsB a definite, point and
over a prescribed and limited course.
And it was going to get there. All its
energy was pledged to perseverance
in the practice of the proverb, "It's
doggedness as does it." The eagle
over the pilot house had its wings
spread, although it could not fly yet.
The boy who stood at the bow said,
"I'm only a ship's boy now, but I'll be
a man tomorrow."
Can success find such a leap year as
will enable it to lamd at the end of ai
twelvemonth without plodding towards
it from Its beginning? I.s there any
recipe that will enable a young fellow
like Andrews to obtain his father's
positIOn and wealth without pursuing
hIs father's path of long and patIent
toll? Must not the well of a bucket
shop run dIry?' Can a gambler flnally
break the bank?
.And can a Jack-at-all-trades be a
master of any? No I The times eall
for specialists, rather thtan general
practitioners. It will be a New Year
indeed for everyvthing in general when
it becomes something in partIcular.
Better the patIent, persistent tug boat
than the more exeiting but less profit
able airplane. 'Te ship's boy of today
must precedle the captain of tomnorrdwv.
NEW YEAR'S CALLS .
From~ old Dutch timies to the midldle
of the Nineteenth century New Year's
day in many American cities was .de
voted .to the universal interchange' of
visits. Every door was thrown open
and it was a breach of etiquette to
omit any acquaintande In the annual
calls, when old friendships were re
newed and family differences amicably
NEW YEAR GIFTS .
The custom of giving and receiving
gt ts n New Ydar day, whicll griginat-,
ein Itome, .stil' survives in France
Scotland,.slthough -In mo~st ediun
:t*q hie exchatw ge of .gIfts at Qh ist
z~Whas taken Jts iplace. .
mahie it s''record of golden deeds?
iMPOS ANT NEWS OP STATE, NA.
TIQN AND THE WORLD ,
MRIEFLY TOLD t
ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD
A Condensed Record Of Happening
Of interest from All Points
Of The World '
Premier Poincare's plea to the r
chamber of deputies for a true in party
strife because of pending foreign nego.
tiations resulted in the chamber ex
pressing confidence in him by a vote
of 612 to 76.
George Bernard Shaw raised the <
question whether women should not a
be permitted to murder their husbands 1
and husbands to murder their wives e
as long as present laws remain in I
force making It so difficult to be I
divorced. Commenting on the live I
topic of capital punishment for wom
en which is agitating all Great Brit
ain now that three women are await
ing to be hanged, Shaw begun by
saying the wo'mu en In question would
not be missed by society.
If the Irish Free State is successful l
in its campaign to supplant the Eng
lish language with Gaelic, the city of
Dublin will be known as Bail Eatha, t
A feature of the general elections has
been the strong labor vote throughout c
the commonwealth, but the actual re
suIt is unknown at present owing to
incomplete returns and the need to 1
await allotment of the various prefer
Benito Mussolini, anti-socialist pre
mier who rode into power as head of t
400,000 armed fascisti, has ordered the t
mobilization of his forces to combat
"political intriguers."' The "black I
shirt" prime minister announced that <
his fascisti followers were being or- I
ganized into a national militia of
which he would be commander-in
chief. He will call out the militia,
Mussolini stated, any time that na
tional' interests demand its services.
Gabriel Narutowicz, first president
of the Polish republic, fell before an
assassin's bullet recently, just one
week since his election and only 48
hours after actually taking on office.
Voicing the sentiment widespread a
throughout the United States, the i
American delegation entered a pro- I
test at the Lausanne conference
against the Turkisn plan to expel the
Greek pattiarch from Constantinople.
No docision was reached by the dele
gates. The dispute over the Mosul oil
fields, suddenly brought to the front
again by the British memorandum in
sisting on Great Britain's mandatory
rights, has likewise made no progress.
The continued rise of sterling ex
change in London is displayed promi
nently by the newspapers, some of
which enthusiastically anticipate a re
duction of prices of food and cotton
importation from America.
The Orient Express, due in Athens,
Greece, December 11, was snowed in
'by a blizzard in the Macedonian moun
,tains. Three feet of snow fell in the
Count von'- Bernstorff, former Ger
man ambassador at Washington, gave
Maximilian Harden's writing's credit
'for being chiefly rteponsible for his re
.maining as long as he did in that post,
according to Herr Harden, who testi
'fied at the trial of Herbert Weichardt
and Albert Grentz, charged with at
'tacking and seriously wounding Harden
The house flood contrdl committee
voted to report the Kopp bill extend
ing the jurisdiction of the Mississippi
river commission in flood control work
to Rock Island, Ill.
The Central American conference that
disposed of the troublesome question of
the proposed Union of Central America
by agreeing to call a conference to con
aider it in January, 1928, and proceeded
ito work on the revision of the 190'l
Senatorial investigation to ascertain
"the true state of affairs" in Nicaragua
was proposed in a resolution introduced
by-Senator Lodd (Rlepublican) of North
Dakota. Under the resolution, the pen
ate foreign relations committee would
Investigate the facts concerning Amer
ican occupation of Nicaragua in 1910;
why American forces are still quartered
there, and "the connection betwveen cer
tain New York commercial houses and
the Chamorro clan" of the republic.
Necessity for expediting the govern
nment's' now hospital program was em
phiasized recently by Director C. R.
Forbes of the veterans' bureau, In his
annual report to congress cove'ring the.
activities of the bureau for the year
eiding June 30, 1922. Nine of the
hospitals have .arrived at- the point
where deterioration will be so complete
that repair will be 4possible and they
must be abandoned.
The charge that war fraud records
in the depa'rtmenf of Justice had been
stolen-' before the present administra.
tion took control ,was made on the
floor of thq hous'e by Rlepresentative
Repiresentations have been knade to
the Chineei governlment by Minister
Schurmin at Pekin,. in connection with
the serious shiooting and wonding .by
ihinese soldi'fs. of Charles Coltman,.
~an Amerjan 'me iat, at Kaigan, fa
town- thUet~ ?ekin, jast> beyond
the kteat wall, while in an cutomobile
with Samuel Sokobin, the American
consul at: IC~algan.
T0he naval appropriation hili c4r
request that the presideft pegoti~t
tt foreign powers relative to lifitti
Otintruction of wat craft under 10,000,
on' was passed- the other afternod by
William Rannie, proprietor of W9e Lit.
le Club, raided by the police and pro.
ibition officers in Washington,- is at
Iberty on a $1,000 bond. The police
and prohibition officers broke -many
lasks of liquor, and arrested 78 men.
A constitutional amendment provid.
sg for the election of . president and
,ice president by popular vote was
roposed in a resolution introtticed by
lepresentative Lineberger, 'Republic.
Demotion of army officers and sepa.
ation from the service of 1,858 con.
uissioner personnel, ordered by con.
tress in etfectipg a reduction in the
rfficer complements, has been com
leted by the war department.
Blunt notices that the United States
annot avoid a new naval program 'in
wift cruisers and fleet-submarines un
esa treaty. limitations are extended to
uch craft have been served by the
louse appropriations committee in re.
forting the $293,806,638 naval appro.
riation bill. A six line provision pliac.
d in the bill by the committee re
tuested the president to negotiate with,
Treat Britain, France, Japan and It
tly for.such an extension of the treaty,
imitation of air craft to be included.
Masked bandits, heavily armed and
vithout regard for human life, staged
he largest and most sensational day.
ight robbery the other day in Denver,
Solo., in police, annals, right on the
loorsteps of the United States mint.
Jharles Linton, a guard for the federal
'erorve bank, was killed by a rain of
)uIlets from the guns of the bandits,
vho escaped with two hundred thou.
and "dollars in currency.
Reports to air mail service headquar
era at Salt Lake City, Utah, say the
tirplane of Pilot Henry G. Boonstra,
who has been missing several days,
ins been located 20 miles southeast
>f Coalville, Utah, and it is thought
3oonstra has made his way to safety.
Because he said his wife nagged him,
WValtor Jaroski of Chicago faked sui.
tide, The police arrested him on a
:harge of disorderly conduct, and he
was promptly fined by the city re
J. P. Morgan & Co., Now York, issue
t statement in which they state that
boy have informed the German am.
nassador to this country they cannot
ven consider a German loan until the
-eparations question has been definite.
Fifty men dragged the drainage ca
al at Chicago for the body of Mrs.
Kate Mitchledi Trostell, pretty young
widow, who disapleared from her Chi
eago home, but without success.
Carl Caraway, 19 years old, Kansas
City, was sentenced to one year in jail
and fined $1,000 for striking his mother.
Anthony Gramm and his wife, Cleve.
and, were awakened by the barking of
heir pet dog, and got out of their
burning home without any mishap. The
log sacrificed his life.
The imprint of a bare hand on his
automobile fender is the only clue po
lice have in their search for the slayer
3r slayers of Ralph E. Esmond, an
agent of the Chicago Miotor cdug, who
was found shot to death near Starved
The othei- day there were seventy
fires in Chicago, and .many families
were driven out into zero weather by
the flames. Harry T. Graham, a 60
yar-old printer, froze to death, result
ing, it is believed, from one of the
Three men were burned to death and
four others were injured, one probably
fatally, recently when a fire destroyed
a cottage in which they were sleeping
at Little Wadsworth, near Akron, Ohio.
Sinking when a rescue boat was
within six feet of him, Ellis Potter, 25
years old, an attorney, was drowned in
Lake Mendota, near Madison, Wise.
Hie broke through the thin ice while
Following torrential rains in this
territory, the Tenpessee river is ris
lag rapidly and Observer Pindell pre
dicted that a stage of 24 feet would
soon be reached.
An eastbound A. C. L. through
freight was derailed recently in west
H~ainbridge, Ga., demolishing thirteen
cars, two of which contained live
stock. There were four tramps steal
ing rides in an empty car just behind
the ones wrecked and were not awak
oned or hurt in any way.
Sworn to protect the lives of their
meri'bers who have testified for the
prosecution at the trial of five men
charged with murder in connection
with the .Herrin mine riots, a secret
organization of farmers was reported
to have been formed.
The schooner Salvatrice with 2,000
eases of alcohol aboard, flying the
French flag upside down as a aigal of
distress, and the Boston schooner Star,
well stocked with ship's supplies, were
captured together off Sandwich, Mass.,
y the coast guard crew comhmanded
by Captain Chris Sullivan.
Twenty persons were killed and fif.
ty injured in a Houston, East and West
Texas- train wreck at Humnble, Texas,
17 miles aaofth of Houston, Two am*
bulances and a score of physicians
were sent from Houston to the scene
of the wreck...
Georges Clq9menceau, his missionary
speaking tour to the Unite~d States
endecg, has .sailed toi'. France,..; mnuell
Prohibitionl enforesWt.t and the Ku
Iflux ftlan are the-itnportant subjects
before "the tourteenth annual confer.
ence of governlor which is in session
at White anlohUr Snrings, W. V.
SIR -KEITH SMITH COMPLETES
PLANS TO CROSS WESTERN
TO START TRIP NEX APRIl
Confers With the Government Officials
About Weather and Aerial
Washington.-Sir Keith Smith, Brit. 4
ish aviator, virtually completed plans
here for crossing the western hemis.
phere on his 23,000-mile aeroplans
flight around the world which he an
nounced he would start in London next
After a conference with government
oiffcials on weather and aerial condi
tions in North America, Sir Keith said
lie would cross the Pacific from Siberia
to Alaska and follow the Canadian Pa
cific railway across Canada, darting
into the United States from Toronto
to New York and then returning to
Halifax. le expects to reach this con
tinent in his world flight about next
June and complete his trip in London
Famed for his air trip to Australia
from England In 1919, Sir Keith and
his brother, Sir Ross Smith, had plan
ned to attempt the round-the-world ad.
venture last yeqr. It was halted by
the death of the brother in a test flight
in London just prior to starting.
Sir Keith, who is backed by several
English sportsmen, has under con.
stiuction a special Vikers Viking Am.
phibean land and water plane to make
the .flight. It is of medium size with
a single engine and a wing spread of
about 45 feet. He will be accompanied
by a pilot and mechanician. Food sup.
plies sufficient for a fortnight will be
carried, consisting mostly of concen.
trated food in the form of chocolate
and beef cubes. Sir Keith will act as
chief pilot and navigator.
The course as now planne(l will be
from London to Lyons, France, to
Roine, Athens, Cairo, FEgypt. across the
Suez and the Persian gulf to India;
thence to China and overseas to Tokio,
the Kurl islands; to Siberia the Aleu,
tian islands and Alaska. The course
will then be down the Pacific coast to
Vancouver and cross Canada to To.
ronto. From Halifax, where Sir Kdth
plans to go after leaving Nov York,'ha
will proceed to St. Tohn , New Found.
land. His trans-Atlantic flight is still
in doubt. It will be the most severe
test, necessitating the longest non,
stop flight. From St. Johns to Azores
islands and from there to London con
stitute his present program for thin
leg of the flight.
Continuous traveling as condition
of the plane and weather permit is
planned. With the exception of the
dash over the Atlantic the dights are
expected to range within 900 miles
Forty Hurt in Pullman Wreck,
Jessup, Ga.-Traffic is again about
normal on the Savannah division of
the Atlantic Coast Line railroad fol
lowing a wreck between Allenhurst
and McIntosh, Ga., resulting in 40 per,
sons being injured, none seriously,
when seven Pullman cars of passen.
ger train No. 83, southbound; left the
rails and turned over..
All of the injured were brought here
for first aid and later, taken to Jack-.
sonvillo, Fla. Physicians say only one,
of the injured will need hospital at.
tention. The Pullmans, it was said,
were turned over on their sides and:
men, women and children were thrown,
into a tangled mass inside the cars.
United States May Decide.
Washington.-A plan under which.
an American commission would deter
mine how much Germany should be.
required to pa ythe allies has emerg
ed from the effort to find a way for.
extending American aid toward solu
tion of the economic troubles of Eu.
Although discussions of the proposal
have been kept thus far outside the.
formal channels of diplomacy, the ex
change'of views has developed a most;
thorough unde rstanding in authorita.
tivo circles that the United States,
Great Britain and Germany all are.
willing to assent to the e-oation of
such a commission.
The .ph16 :now before ,Premier Poin
care of Prance and lie is expected
make a decision after he has conclub.
ed a series of conferences with indus
trial leaders of lis own country and
of Germany. It is assumed that it will
be communicated later to all tiy' x
tions interested in reparatiohbn yy,
Aid is Rushed to Coast by Dry Chiefs
San. Francisco--Fifty additional feds
eral prohibition enforcement officers
are en route, to California from eastern
points to assist in a renewed campaign
against bodilegging, according40o .word.,
received at the office of S. N'. Rutter. 9
~. C. 9. Wheeler, chief onforcement
ofricer ii California said the-campafign
would be concentrated in - Oregon,
Washington and California on the Can.
adian and .Mexican borders with the
idea of destroying the alleged traffic,