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ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY. APRIL 14. 1916
MAGIC Of A UPO Sulphuric Acid Plays a Big Part In Our Daily Life. ITS LOSS WOULD BE TRAGIC. W Could Hardly Live Without tha Help of This Wonderful Agent of Science That Makes Possible Many I of Our Arte and Industries. i When yon get up In the uuuulng ami ; turn on the water for innir bath you use a nickel plated faucet which re- i quired sulphuric acid in its maiiufne ture. Tour tub. If It be enameled. ' has met sulphuric acid before it be came what It Is, and If It Is an old fashioned one of tlu, plated on sheet copper, It needed even more sulphuric add before it took Its place In clviliza tion as a bathtub. The water in which you bathe has probably been treated with sulphate of copper to clear it of algae. The towel with which you dry yourself has met sulphuric acid before you bought It. and the soapmaker possibly found it necessary to use some in the prepara tion of your soap. The bristles of your hairbrush have been treated with it. The back of your hairbrush as well as your comb. If both be of celluloid, could not be produced without It. Your razor be fore it reached its present high estate Las very likely been pickled in sul phuric acid after it was annealed. As you put on your underwear, says a writer in Commerce and nuance, you may recall that the bleacher and the dyer used sulphuric acid on the thread before it was knit or woven or upon the fabric afterward. As you button up your outer gar ments you may be reminded also that sulphuric acid was needed in scouring the wool, in making the dye and in the process of dyeing the cloth. The button maker needed some be fore your buttons were complete. The tanner needed some In making the leather for your shoes, and It is also used to produce shoe polish. The cush ion upon which you may rest your pious knees In your devotions has met sulphuric acid In one way or another more than once before It reached its present dignity. At breakfast your cup and saucer may have come Into being without the aid of sulphuric acid, but only provid ed they are plain white without deco rative gilt. To produce the constitu ents of aqua regla. which dissolved the gold, sulphuric acid is used. The silver of which your spoon, knife and fork are made may come from a sul phuric acid works which has first burn ed the ore. while if they are silver ucld bath. The farmer who raised the wheat of which your roils are made probably used acid phosphate on his land to encourage the wheat to grow. Acid phosphate is phosphate rock and sul phuric acid. The paper maker needed some snl phonated aniline blue to tint your morning paper even if he used no sulphite pulp, and It would be a rare ink that is Innocent of the touch of sulphuric acid at some point In Its history. If you eat buckwheat cakes with simp the sirup needed It. and as for your artificial light. If you got up early cuough to need It, you would be driven back to candles If it were not for this product. It Is needed In the rellnlng of kerosene and gasoline, and as for your electric light, brought to you by currents of electricity through copper wires, where would the electric Indus try be without copper? And where would the copper Industry be without the electrolytic process of refining, which requires enormous quantities of sulphuric acid? It would be para lyzed. We have heard of the embarrass ment of industry by the lack of tier man dyes, but this Is a mere bagatelle compared with the general breakup that would follow a dearth of sulphur Ic acid. We cau neither go to war and have smokeless powder, nor cau we live In peace without it. Wher ever you go in civilization you cannot get out of Its path. You may never see It, you may not know Its qualities and its very remark able chemical personality, and you had better not touch It, but almost luvaria biy It has been around before you. All of this will explain but a frac tion of the all pervasive usefulness of sulphuric acid In the arts of what we ; call civilization. And Its use la con stantly growing along with the devel opment of chemical industry uud the ' science of agriculture. MASKED Tl'ABEGS Ruthless Buccaneers of the Mid dle Sahara Desert. AT WAR WITH ALL MANKIND. Origin of "Gentleman." It is quite commonly held thnt the word gentleman Is made from the two words "gentle" and "man," but this is not the case. Originally the word was spelled "gentllcman" nnd slgultied lit eraily a Christian convert Lady comes from the old Anglo-Sax on nnd signifies "to serve a loaf." It was applied to the mistress of the house as the one who served the bread Irish World. LOST BY LACK OF NERVE. Louis Philippe Was Wanting When the Crisis Came. Baroness Ronde wrote in her diary the following account of the abdica Hon of Louis rhillppe of France on the day of that remarkable occurrence: "An aid-de-camp of the minister of war who was In the king's cabinet when he abdicated gave me a detailed account of this most signal piece of cowardice. lie had reviewed the troops In the Carrousel on horseback, highly rouged, when a cry wns raised Volci les faubourgs!" No one had any orders; no one gave any. The mob rushed forwaid. shouting, 'Vive la garde nationale vivent les troupes and shook hands with the outposts. "The king retreated precipitately with his sons, and n sublieutenant of the national guard rushed Into the pal ace asking to sec him. ITo wns admit HJiil In - 1 I ... , ., t.v our majesty must abdicate.' "'ery well." says the king, in fa vor of my grandson.' No, unconditionally,' says the young and self elected mouthpiece of public opinion "Would you believe It? Of all who were congregated around the royal person Piscatory alone said: 'Go down and head your troops. Fight for your crown and your dynasty.' He was overruled, and they all marched out of the palace except the iJuehesso d'Orleans, her children and the Due de Nemours." SHAKESPEARE WAS SHREWD. WHITE OF THE MOON. What Causes Fair Luna, In Its Color. " . n I inn to Rival Pure onow, . . , The moon has no light or us o. , - k ((f t lucre and 30E1 H. riORGUS & SON J PIONEER MERCHANTS NEW LINE OF SPRING GOODS UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY AND GLOVES Men's Furnishings, the kind that gives satisfactory service. HKADOUAUTKliS For the best shoes and the best assortment. PRICES RIGHT GOODS THE BEST These Nomads of the Trackless Sands ' of Northern Africa Levy Tribute I Upon All Caravans They Moot ana Live In Mystery and Exclusivenese. "In northern Africa there lies a truce- less country. Inhabited by a people, the masked Tuaregs, fascinating for ihc mystery nnd exolusiveness with which they havo surrounded their life. These people, natives and rulers of the middle desert, are the allies of no one, but wnge a furtive guerrilla warfaro with nil who Invade the Inhospitable Sahara sands of their domain. They ire the buccaneers of the trackless sand, forever al war with all civilisa tion nnd lis restraints," says an article Issued by the National Ceogiuphle so lely at Washington, which describes the people always willing to light for the maintenance of their power to levy tribute upon the ancient transsaharnn caravan routes. "Masked Tuaregs are Heritor no mads, a white desert people, whose ountry Is probably the most Inaccessi ble on earth. Even before Egyptian civilization began to leave coherent records of Its history the Tuaregs, or Iterbers, were long established along northern Africa. The great Arab In vasion of the eleventh century dis placed them from their possessions upon tho seaccast and drove them Into the savage area of the Interior desert, where, with tlielr hands raised against all who came Into their pathless conn try, they have maintained themselves through the Intervening centuries de spite lack of water, sandstorms nnd lack of fanning land, requisitioning by force of nrms from the Arabs nnd Egyptians, to t tie north and east, and from the blacks of the Sudan, In the south, such necessities and luxuries as their cheerless portion of Mother Earth cannot supply them. "There me live main tribes In the Tuareg confederation, and they Inhabit the desert from Tunt to Timbuktu and from For.an to Zilider. Their homes are reared In tho heart of arid wastes, where vast solitudes, unnat ural heats and unmarked distances shroud everything In uncanny mys tery. They are masters of nn area half that of the liiltcd Slates In ex lent Of this l.r.iKMib:) square miles of territory scarcely 3.000 n'-res. or less than the area of New York city. Is cul tivated land. This scanty farm land la ...i..ic .1 i, n enduring struggle with the drifting sands These tierce adventurers who have forced the great desolation to yield them a support number :!i)0,(hn) or more, according to estimate, and they have made themselves feared by tho natives from the Mediterranean to Ihc Jungles of central Africa. "Tho Tuaregs wear the end of their turban doth drawn around the face, allowing nothing but the eyes to be seen. It Is worn for the purpose of protecting the throat and lungs from the cutting blasts of fine desert sand and also probably ns an element en hancing tho mystery of their life, for they seldom or never remove these masks, whether roving over the desert or visiting in tho cities on the coast Duo to these cloths they are called masked Tuaregs, while the Arabs call them 'people of the veil." The masks are dark blue nnd white, the former being worn by Tunreg nobles and the latter by the serfs and bIiivos. "Some centers for trade, Tuareg towns, are situated in the middle des ert These are Wargla. Timbuktu, Glint. Ghadamcs, Murzuk and Insalali. flowever, the Tuareg has little earn ! Poet Was an Excellent Business Man. but Fond of Litigation. ..i ultiibA. iison may K" 111 . L'lll of Its . . .1 I. 1i.il It ir I I I II It ll Mil It'll I I' must the moon have to reflect the light so whltelv as It docs? This quesll-n is put forcibly In a Idler to Nature from .1. Evershod of ruinngar. Kash mir, who describes the moon as far whiter and more brilliant than the now clad summits of the Himalayas when these are slill lighted by the sun Mm. i. lull l lin tilavs 11 L' II. Illlll I" i" - ,,, to lessen their financial nil no to his upan.v This "gentle Will, this sweetest Shakespeare." this "Swan of Avon" winnn admirable man of busl ni.SH f we had only the record of ,10 w courts. In fact, wo might not ,o able to Ihluli so very well of him. He bad a keenness for litigation which . . ..ii . i lilt Cm . I... M...OUS to Have inneinci lie writes: ....-i... i .inoiMir so white if It is composed of rocks similar In re- i t,or As h taxpayer be was slow, ir 11 " 1 .. i.i ii,. .t il nnnar. Ceding power to those on me r j not positives c"i.-. , , The rock surface of the moon snouni icliect tar less light than the ciouu.v surfaces of Venus ami Jupiter, and it would be of Interest if those ho U now would explain the apparent whiteness of the moon as seen In daylight. "A direct comparison of the moon ! Willi terrestrial rock surfaces llluml- uuled by sunlight Is povibly to some : exli-nt itlnlcd by the superimposed i blue light scattered by the Intervening ; air. which may aft'ect the color of the i.io-.n Yet It Is very cllilirult to be lieve tint this an convert the grays laud Inow ns of pick surfaces Into an illmo.i pure w.iih "Un several I have 'selling behind the lir I'anjal moun tains, and. of course, in full sunlight. ' with extensile snow liehls. These i snows are perhaps lll'ty miles distant, and I'vi o is a -d, a able amount of 1 blue si altered luiit superposed on the snow, although less than on the moon. ! Also the lidtt nb-orbed by the litmus ; nhoi'o l approximately and may be ex- aclly the same for encli It' one roiisid jois the whole path of the light from . ... . .1 i.u I ently negligent or a oeni c - i I his wife. Mke many men r pmerty. ho evaded the rcstilcllons against ! brewing malt liquor fr M I"1'"'0 n,e. being In his way a moonshiner. Liberal In giving aid and Icihiiiik i inonev to Ills friend- In need, ho win ! strict In collecting debts At about the ! time he wrote the llnnl version of j "Humid" be "'"''I vllnge aMtlie I cary at Stratford to recover a small loan, and while be was at work on Ihc ' world tragedy of "Antony and licopn ' trn" he engaged III litigation that ! loiicl,t lilui In oiiuid with the vll state oi n ii in i n inn. QUARTERS AT EDDIE WQOD PLACE POOL. BILLIAKDS H..ft Drinka, CIkiuh. Votltl IMiiuin Nn. no M. HOVEN Steamer RUTH SAFE, SPEEDY SERVltf TOWING, JOBBING Passenger accomodations: 100 Landing at City Dock . . ti .. , I L' Illlll l:'lllll'i. ,o.s,..,,s III t.us n.,e, - M,n,o,,g .kill oiupaud the waning u.non. fn tlicr to secure from the conulvlim Her alds' college a shady coat of arum and the light to subscribe himself "gent," nnd. w hile apparently not actively aid Ing an attempt to bi'iiwe Stratford common lands In deilauce of the rights of I he people, be at Is-st remained ' strictly neutral toward the project. 1 I 'nicies-, iis ho seems I" bae Ix-en as tu bis fame as n dramatist, he was III bushier by no means ubove current ' standards of conduct One gathers (hat the chief Interest of Ids later years was to live at case n a gentleman and 1 prolile well for his faintly. It Is re i luted on pretty good authority that lie ; died "f " fcnvoiir" after "a merry ; mooting" nt Stratford with hi, old : friend l!en .Poison and the poet Pray ; (on. Hut II Is not unlikely that the ; true cniee of his fever was not drink. ' but the Insanitary condition of the 1 street In which lie llvcd.-Jotui Corbln i in New York Times. sun lo snow anil theme to tne on i server. When the air Is transparent j enough to see the moon clearly It up j ,icars lo me to be distinctly w hiter ! than the snows, which seem dull anil J yellowish hi comparison." i Mr. Eveishcd throws out the sugges ! lion that the moon's surface may lie ; covered Willi Ice. St. Helens Steam Laundry GKO. WATKIXS, Prop. A HOME INDUSTRY SERVICE - SATISFACTION A TRIAL WILL CONVINCE YOU KIllltTS AND ('OI.L.VHS our, KPKri.Hrv VH C.lMi AM) DEMVDIl PICKING A LOBSTER. ; Always Select Ona That Kicks and , Struggles Vigorously. When you go to pick out a lobster for i looking select one that I.I-l;s. such Is j I he ml vice Mrs. Mary ('. lickdt gives In the National l'oo, Maga.lne, the ' editor of which calls her the "lobster 1 queen" and says she Is the best known i lohsier broi.er In the fulled States. ! Mrs. I'ii kch quotes the ancient He j brew law against eatlir: anything that ! lias died of Itself, nnd says that the i moment a Meter is l.i:cu out of salt I water It begins to die and Us llcsh to deteriorate. So the excellence of a lobster depends hi lart'o measure on : ;to Uiiclli t.f .1...- Uni oloi'sen l.t.ooo ' his being taken from the water and ! his being s-cnoii at table. When n ,,, 11 er moves his claws feebly he Is near ly dead nn I. though led unlit to oat, his lio.sh will not be li nil ami tasty. Keepers of irHt class restaurants have experts to select their lobsters These piolc tin-in over as soon as re ceived, sending some to be bulled nt once nnd reserving others for broiling The linc.q lobsters eoine from the coldest waters, ami Mrs li, lo-u H:iv, those caught south of ('iip,. Ci , '( amount to much, their llesh being not nearly so til in ns those I roiii Maine waters The only way to loll If a lobster Is ill really good condition Is by lis liveli ness. If t Htrm.gics vigorously. Hop is tall 1 inal.es wide open'mlt Us 'laws." It .s rl-ht; f t s lethargic, opens Its claws wearily uud shows no sign of light, it Is dying nnd should be let iilone, for It Is not cheap at any price. "The lobster." writes Mrs. liekett. "should be boiled In U. morning fr u::u at dinner and k-pt In a very cold place, but not In direct contact with me ,cc. ami n is better not to rcniovn I lave your parcels icntk' The American Express Compa; Quick Service REASONABLE RATE! FRANK WILKINU Office on Hholdon Port I'liono No. HO Ormminlid, !d Mrs. Iliiiiderby was telling her caller about a play she hud been to tha evening before. One of the character was mi l'.ng'.lslimiiu of the "silly swan" type. "He did look so awfully rldlcu ! Ions with that mouolugue In Ida eye," chuckled the old lady -llostun Trans j cript. Safety First. I Mr. Newed-Will you bnvo a plec of j this angel cake, darling? Newed (cau- lloiinlvi-Well. dear, yuu er know I i don't onro miion for cake. Did yon make Ii ; Mrs. Newed-No; mamma sent It over. Newed - (live me two pieces. Iilease-Indlniiiipolla Star. A Reminder. "Tho old fashioned lMy used to mind every word his father mild." "Yes," replied the lewhnt cynical youth, -but you must remember that the old fashioned ,y h ,,c r thoughtful old fashioned fiithera." Wnslduglnii Slur CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bruta toe Shtiatinc of Str. IRALD Rates between Si Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way, 75 cents for the run iuI trip, Tickets good until ust: Ikial l-avrs St. Helens 7 66ll UtiurulcH leaves I'oitlaail JJOf Arrive at St I lectin lip.- r. iiioocmf ST. HELENS ROUTE U W.ll.a.ll 3 taiga THE rCOPLCS BOAT STR. AMERIQ Leaves TortUnd dally -M'l (Sunday 1:30 p. m l Arrlvoa Kt. llolunt - - l:Nl fHundar 3:30 D. ml l-oancs Ht. Helens - - :ll'i Arrives Cortland - I':"1! H. HOLMAN, Aj Make nil way landing. Wbuif Aider street, liiones: uu'V A-4204. KltANK WII-KINS. St iWew for trade and Industry. He Is n fear the meat from the shell until j,mt ,0. 'i cimuiiim. Hum iiguiiiiK uuveniur lore preparing it In any desired wav ' At nliint, llm itinH,!.....!!.,. ....tt .1.... ' WHEN YOU ASK FOR BREAD SAY RAMSEY'S "" BSBBsBBa(BBBisMaasBaBiasaWB aat WHOLKSOMK AND NUTItlTIf U'l Handled by Williams & Hull Co., Italian Importing Co., Peterson's Cash HUire, Central Grocery ST. HELENS BAKERY .1. I-;. Itnmscy, l'ropr. cr along the merchandise trails that cross the desert. Two Important trails leave Tripoli, on tho coast, nnd trav erse 3,000 miles of sands and barren wastes to the Sudan, where rich car goes of skins, gold, ivory nnd other Interior African products are loaded upon camels and brought northward Sometimes a single caravan consists of thousands of camels and merchan dise to the value of hundreds of thou sands of dollars. When passing through the Tuareg country the leaders of such caravans have had to pay a tribute to the chieftains by the way for safe escort or run the risk of losing all their goods. "From Morocco to Tripoli the relent less ferocity, the cimiilng and the dur ing of the Tunreg are mingled In nil the traditions unpleasant to the more peaceful natives along the coast. Tho Tuaregs meanwhile openly spy upon the caravans In course of outlining In the coast cities nnd thrive upon the tribute they arc nblo to exact "Tho Tuaregs nro of the purest Her ber stock, the noble families unmixed with other blood, and In their own lan guugo they call themselves 'the noblo peopie. isomiimlly they are Moham medans, und some of tlielr number compose the most Intolerant and war like sect in Islam, the Senussllo sect ! Their hatred for the foreigner Is great i ?r even than thnt bred by their re ligion, and so they nro moro exclusive , tluin ever were the Chinese or Jnpa ( uese. Their' social organization di vides them info five cliisSeS10 uo. ides, the priests, the ssrfs, the cross breeds and the slaves. All of these ohisses have this that Is democratlc tbey form together the Tuareg family I which holds itself superior to U the oilier peoples of the earth" Mystifying Chemical Trick. A plain blue handkerchief Is shown lo the audience. When (lie handker chief is warmed it turns w,llu and when cooled resumes lis former color Make a starch paste ami udd enough water to the paste to thin It. Then mid siilliclent tlnclure of Iodine lo col or the liquid blue. A few drops will be enough. Jyt. wliln- handkerchief with this blue li.,,,1,1. d wllt.n t, handkerchief H dry t r,,dy f(jr , trick. I'opuinf selenco Monthly. A Bargain. "Look, dearie, nt the lovely pair of h" s I bought today. Such a bargain too-only $:j.05." ' "Hut aren't Ihey you?" ".Now that you mention It, 1 think Uicy are, but what can one expect for such a ridiculous l-ost-wspmoir. Ths Difference. Man has fashioned the world In ' tunneled Its peaks, bridged its .hasms. drained lis Hoods, laid cables "'rosH IU oceans, cut ,s ltjtllnUau() armed lb, deserts and set up IN c h.llons. He fnl,l,,s. Vo, t,l e:cv:-ufr'Hl,io,,a-t",it u n,e Irllle small for HANSEN & KINGSHOTT BUTCHERS FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS AND ICE Vc Deliver to All Parts of St. Helens and IIoulW Phone 10 West St. Helens, Ore """"Spar's Reason. 'T'''; d"t J't has accumulated be 1 "''"inlnBl.H.., Age Hernia It Is easier to micend 7ot,0 ,..,.,,, "-von wlihout . ,mldor ,,, n L "' '"' t-ntlrely se'r.-.j,,,,,,,, Oo CENTRAL GROCERY IU.ACKIII lt & HTOKKH, I' ItOI'ItlKTOltfl Dealers in Choice and Fancy Groceries Wc handle the "Preferred Stock" line of Canned Goods ""'i"...l..hlo ' 'lour," wl,yM 10 ,M!Htf We want youf farm prd. alt'iiTi!". P,,(";;oNfi",,,rr -""' 1'1'ono orter given pr ST. HELENS GARAGE I'. H. I H., !,,,,,, "" iii:Ai i:sr vMVK ls T()WN T() uv ANV MAKB of TIHHH Has autos to hire night or day. Auto Supplies and Gnso ne for sa e. Agent for the celebrated U. S. 1J Machine Shop m connection. Prices reasonable and all work guaranteed.