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John Burroughs at His Happiest.
This photograph shows John Bur- looking tho river, named it "Riverby," roughs, naturalist, af play with lil* e^tabllshc-A- a beautiful vineyard in two grandchildren; The naturalist W,M?:"' a3J'? Bald. ? <lm lound '.'more. . . ," . . . . . A pleasure than in tho closets of green has been ill at his homo at West backfJ>.. and ,ivod cvep afler t?0 "fo Park, New York, and some of lila he loved-a life of cmotk'nal inter friends have feared for him. course with nature and of literary Few figures more picturesque than Production whenever the spirit moved *K~. . * w ? ?. i ? . him, which was often, that of John Burroughs have loomed , , i. n. 'ii.li ii.i., At times, however, he felt t.ic cali in the American world of letters. of tho wild>>. to whlch Ulo absolute Born among the wooded hills, he j solitude of thc forest is the only loathed always the crowded haunt.-; of answer. Therefore he built a couple men. He would have been a nnsoner of miles back from the rivfr and th ". .... . ., , , tho woods, a log cabin whic.i he Se?^/iim ,11 ????f S christened "Slnbsidcs;" and to this n"HnS. hin C 1 , ? be has resorted for a dreamlu period wh^'th 1UT -i m i.r tn whenever be felt that even . uralcivil when In the woods, "I come here to . " ____ ?_?_"I_? .. ...? _t? T?? ?? . t_ ? Izatlon was pressing a bit. find myself. Its so easy to get lost * ? , , In the world." In his calling years. -Mr- Burroughs books, in addiUon with his long, snow-white beard and to thosfc already noted, included "Win spare figure, he is a vivid reminder ter Sunshine" (187r.)? "Hirds and of the school ot poets, scholars and -Roots" (1S77); "Locusts and Wild philosophers who wore his early con- Honey" (1879); "Preparion temporaries and friends and who In- U881); "Fresh Fields' (ISSI); cludei such giants as Emerson, "Signs and Seasons" (188b); "Indoor Holmes. Bryant, Longfellow. Whittier Studhs" (1S8?; "Riverby" (1891: and Whitman. Tue keynote of his "WMtman: A Study' (1896) "Th. character may be found In a remark Light of Day" (11)00) "Squirrels and at the celebration of bis birthday an- o?^r fur-Bearers'i (1900); "Literary niversnry In 1012 Values.*1 (1904); "Fur and Near" "At seventy-five I find myself in (Ug)S "Ways of Nature" (1905); good heart and health, with my in- Bird a,nd Bough^ a volume ot terest in life unabated. And I have poems (1 OOO); "Camping and Tramp more work to my credit in the last ,nS, ^Rh tooncye^ (1907) ; . Leaf year than in dny one year of my lifo. and ,Tc,ndrl1 (1;,os,): -v\? breadth Lifo cannot stay the same as you of Lift'- ? speculative work (1915.) grow old, of course; but I like tho Yale confer? eil upon him ir? 1910 afternoon sunlight. It lb different, 1 the honorary degree of Lift. D. and know, from tho morning sunlight Colgate University i-ide him a Doc fresh upon the grass and hillsides tor of Humane Letters in 1911. but lt ls pleasant with Its lengthes john Burroughs, as a naturalist bas lng shadows." never approached lils studies with t ie He was born st Roxbury, N. Y., In set determination of an herbalist. He the western Catskills, on April :'., 1837, hon written of tho Bccrcts or nature tho son of Chauncey A. and Amy B.' only whon he felt the inspiration Burroughs; and there he passed his ?nd helms written breezily and wRh boyhood in the ways common to most a charm not to be gainsaid. The country .leds. Thcro was nothing of essence of his philosophy ia bright literary precocity in him. Indeed, it and optimistic, ls related that when ho was rourteen He loves the world. yearB of age h8 paid Jay Gould-also . Among his closest friends in later a native of Roxbury and bis class- years have been Colonel Theodore mate-sixty cents for a brief literary Roosevelt, .whose companion tne was composition which he handed to thc in nature studies In the fur west and teacher a shls own. A decade later, tho lato John Muir, naturalis1, OZ however, found him a prolific pro- the west, with whom he. toured the ducur or prose and verse. great canyons and wit i whom ho As a young man ho taught school collaborated In a "Study of Our' for about eight years. His earliest National 'Parks." V published writing was an essay en- Tho formula for health adorned by titled "Expression," which appeared Vnia gentle preacher of thc simple In tho Atlantic Monthly, unsigned. Ufo and dean ot American nature when the was taonty-tljro? yoar^ ot writers may be summarized as age. That many mistook it at the follows: . timo for the work of 'Emerson gives "I abstalr rigidly from all stlrnu a clear indication of bis literary style intlng boversges. ! never rrc tobacco at that?period. In any form. I go to bed at nine and Mr. Burroughs married in 18R7, at riso at tlvo or six. I work in the the ago of twenty, Prsula North, morning ivnd rest in thc afternoon. This was in his school teaching d?ys. I keep outdoors and get plenty of Seeking-to better his fortunes, the exercise, mainly by w?lking. I ?try wont to Washington in 1864, having to koop in sympathy with all that Is accepted a clerkship In tho treasury best lu life. Simplicity, calm and department. Here ho remained until composure are m yams. I have no 1873, and his literary worn during his use for city, 'hngh Hts.''with late leisure hours f*v Uncle Sam's service hours and late dinners." Included "Notes on Wait Whitman For forty years, while ho and his as Poet an! Person" (18117) sad wife lived at BJverby, he bas followed "Wkko, Robin" (1871. Tho latter was (lils formula, and he ha?, kept in his first book as a naturalist and it touch with chlkl-llfe through bis frc breathed the life of the woods and quent walks to thc ionic- of his mar of the birds. ried daughter, a milo or two distant He served as a national bank ex- from his own. .milner from 1873 to issi; but thc A charming r?cognition ort Bur duties of this omeo were not onerous, rough's attitude toward life '?as ex and since 1874 he had made his home pressed In tho following lines in the at West Park, on the Hudson-not Atlantic of April, 1812, from -tho pen 'ar from'his native Delaware county, of Jean Dwight Franklin, and peb At West Park, in 1874. he parch -sed llshed under the caption; "John Har a few acres, erected ? dwelling over- roughs, born Aorll 8. 1837-." EXPERT ADVISER ON DRESS , Woman Hat Achieved Success in Oc cupation That la Something of a Novelty. I heard lately of a plan adopted hy one young woman thut has worked out weil with her, and might be of use to .apeone else, says a writer in tho Pittsburgh Dispatch. She lives at homo, but must help the family excheq uer, and this is how ehe does it: Her ono talent lay in her good taste in dress. She had an instinctive feel ing for what WBB becoming, not only for herself but her friends, and was often called in to consult over a pro spective new gown. So that is what she determined to do professionally. Sho let her friends know that for a certain sum sho would give advice on costumes, helping to arrange a wholo wardrobe, and from friends she soon branched out to regular clients. She goes to thc house of her em ployer and looks over everything tho lady has. She gives definite instruc tions as to what each dress or sull or waiat requires to bring it up to par. She advises as to the most becoming styles and colors, and lists what new garmontB arc necessary. Of course she regulates tho expenditure according to tho purses of her various clients. She has made a Buccess. Many wom en do not know what to wear, what suitB them best, what to put together Sho tells them. Sho also saves them a good ('eal by her cleverness in adapt ing what looks hopeless. She can also tell where you should go for mate rials; sho han addresses of tailors, dressmakers and Bowing women, and knows they can do what they promise. Sho is thoroughly up in her chosen Job, in fact. She also makCB a point of attending carefully to the details of a costume, making sure that each item will harmonize. Tho work Is ex tremely Interesting, and it paya both her and her clients. EXPLAINING THE WILD MAN Curious Individual Learns All About Him, Including Reason for His Wildness. "The won-der-ful cu-rl-OB-l-tee which you see before you, luy-decB and gen tle-men," announced tho sideshow lec turer, in tones admirably adapted for talking down from a great altitude to the subnormal understandings of the roaBBes, at the same time waving au indicatory hand toward the hyperpes shniBtic looking personage in the steel barred cage, "is the Wild man of the Everglades, captured at the cost of seven lives and eleven thousand dol lars In gold! Thu-ree times a day this savage' moh-uler leap's Upon gur re at hunks of r-r-r-raw and r-r-r-reeking flesh and devours them with terrible ferocity and bloodcurdling yells!" "What caused the CUBS to go wild and live on raw meat?" asked a sharp nosed ruraliat, Interestedly. "He lived on his brothor-ln-law for five years and lt made him wild when his long suffering relative would no longer support him. He eats his roe?'? raw because he is too lazy to cook them himself."-Kansas City Star. Changing Diet of the, Chinese. Americans who have been Influ enced by the Orient to the extent of taking their tea clear, without milk or sugar, will be astonished to learn that the Occident is now bent on teaching the Chinese to use milk with their decoction of tea leaves-and con densed milk at that. ? An enterprising condensed milk company ls pushing the campaign and expects to be successful. This con cern has already introduced con densed milk ice cream to the Chinese, and they Hie lt so well that many of the restaurants keep lt always on band. Practically no fresh milk la to be had in China, although the natives seem familiar enough with the virtues of both the fresh and the condensed article. Perhaps after all of the Orientals have taken their tea clear bocauso there was no milk to put in lt and not because they thought the addition of milk ruined the beverage. New Uses for Old Rope. Old rope,. Tko old tin cans and other things generally considered as waste, has ita special market and uses, and in every seaport the collecting and classifying of old rope ls an Im portant business. Rope that ia cov ered with heavy graphite or tar ls even more valuable today for making oakum than lightly corred material, while hemp rope with the original heavy coating of tar worn off by weathering ls often used for bag pa per. A small percentage of untarred hemp rope, used in ita prime for hoist ing and other purposes, is being con verted Into clgaret paper in Europe. Scraps and waste from old tarred rope, and auto old oakum removed .from Beam* of ships, ara now used for making boards. Bamboo Blooms Slowly. Certain ap?eles of bamboos flower' '. only once In about fifty-five years, and ? strangely enough, aU .the trees in a locality flower about the same tima ?Those in Burma began flowering last year, and now they are all in blossom. The last time this species flowered waa in 18S9-C0. They will now die and those that spring from the seeds born of thia flowering will take their planea and wills not flower until about 1970. They may flower sporadically At otb*? tunes, but the seed does not mature, for the bamboo cannot ferti Usa Itself. ? Examples of Lapsed Policies Paid in Full Under the Mutual Benefit's Peculiarly Attractive Non-Forfeiture System. t se Fort'Smith, Ark., Fort Smith. Ark., Dunville, UL, Kamille, UL, Ln? mille. S. f?, I ?ii un ?Me, Vu., E ci ( liarlos E. Res?, f rimrlcs I . Koss, olin A. McFarland, olin A. .MrKurland, Keiierl L. (?ralium, i AV? i Ilium J. GHI?, ! E 3 "lK.v?r?? I 165,980 ! '?99.19:! I sim.i?:t i .J.-.:?,(i:i2 i H * 1,000 I ISiri ! SS uni? i issi i as 2.500 I 19041 I 44 2,500 I 1900 I 14 .-'.(inn ?s?s :!:t 1,000 I 190.> I 20 E S3 B m Sm ja WI ct #200.7:1 8S7.88 7U5.22 7:15.22 687,417 98.11 iHttV* tn?, on., o<t" Oct., .lan., 19111 190.? 1900 BMW 1907 1012 (3 tl SB es g a. k ?450~ wm 790 790 9.">0 7? 9 * "15 I'lWH 19 I ?08 I HI ... I 14 I ... I IK 8 2MK Sis ?3 _A .li; 11.. I !)? "." Inn., 1915 ?nj, 1915 Hay, 1915 Mny, 1915 Hay, 1915 el li cv O ?* C? _? if _r ?<<? #10.(11" 19 JW P. E. r.K. 10.2.1 H.60 In taso of Kodon mont Policies, tho reserve ni limo of lapse ls ?Urn more than enough lo carry tho Insurance to the end of tho policy term. Til? excess ls applied to Mic purrbuse of Furo Kudo?mont Insurance, pnyahlo only If tho Insured survives. Them* cases aro Indicated by Ibo letters *T. K." in tho last column of tho table. April 8th, 1915. Mr. .his. Leslie. Special Agent, The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Meatlville, Pa. My Dear Sir: Have for acknowledgement your letter of April Uh anil wish to say that it alfords me pleasure to speak highly of the methods which you and your company have recently employed in "set tling a forgotten policy on my father's life. The policy in question must have been lost a great many years ago, in fact none of our family could recall the time it was taken, out, my mother having seen it hut once. In searching out the beneficiary of this policy up on your-own initiative you seem'to have been per forming with zeal the ideal functions of a true life insurance company. My mother had thought years ago that nothing would ever be done with the matter and I may sav to you that thc recent receipt by her of your com pany's check in the sum of S794.17 was a very gratifying experience. . My mother directs me lo express in terms of deep est gratitude to yourself and your company her thanks not/only for your action in seeking her as the beneficiary of the policy in question, but also the rapidity with which linal negotiations were com pleter1. I am Very trulv, H. R. Greenlee. Hiawatha, Kans., April 15, 1915. Thc Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Co. Newark, N. J. Gentlemen: I hereby acknowledge receipt, through VV. R. Gould, of Hiawatha, Kansas, your check for S100.00 payable to myself and brother and sister, the same being in full settlement for policy No. 24,573 issued to my father in the year 1864 for SI,ooo.00, and on which only one pay ment was ever made. I wish to express to you my appreciation for rame. It is a new experience to. me and a surprise that an insurance company would hunt up any one to pay them, as you have done in this case. I al ways supposed that if I had a claim that I would have to hunt up the insurance, company and employ an attorney. The fact of your paying on a policy the existence of which none of my father's heirs knew anything, taken out in 1864 and only one payment made thereon, makes me feel that I want to tell you that your company is worthy of the immense business you are doing. Yours very trulv, J. C Kelsy. Mutual Bene fit Life Insurance Co. M. M. MA TTISON, Geheral Agent C. W. WEBB. District Agent J. J. Trowbridge, Special Agent C. E. Triable, Special Agent Bleckley Building, Anderson, S. C. Nona Leahy of gt. Louis Loalse Behn* of Philadelphia. Rose Pltoneff .f Boston. Her? ls Che proof In thia good, old 'summer time of what swimming will. Uo for women. Let the stoat lady bc~ "ware, despite the fact that lt ts the finest exercise in the world. She ought, perhaps, to value ber health more than her figure, and therefore swim as much as she caa. But if sho thinks ber figure ls of supremo Im portance Hhe may as well understand that she can not take off weight In the water. Nona Leahy waB a little slip of a girl when she begun to swim. See ber no win this photograph. 3he Is a powerful young women, and sho Is yet very young. A few moro years of lt and she will have a figure like the third lady of tho picture. Miss Debus has admitted she gained ten pounds In Ult. She shows In this photograph, as 140. and she doesn't know bow much higher she will go. Tho most convincing proof of the affinity of fat and water-water taken extcrnully aa well aB Internally -ls in the case of Miss Bose Pltonoff. Six years ago when she startled thc public by her fcatB In Boston har bor sho was a Blip of a girl. She wa* strong, of course, but she wighted only lao pounds. Tho other day she tipped the scales at 780. Sho bad gained sixty pounds in six years and H1?C ia still under twenty-five years of ago. . 9.S OPEN NOSTRILS! END A COLD QR CATARRH ? How To Get Relief When Bead X ? and Noa? are Stuffed Up. Connt fifty! Your cold In head or catarrh disappears. Tour clogged nos trils will open, the, air passages of your head will olear and you can breathe freely. No more snuffling, hawking, mucous * discharge, dryness or headache; no struggling for breath at night. Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream Balm from, your druggist and apply a little *of UIIB fragrant antiseptic cream In your nostrils. It penetrates through ?very air passage ot the head, sooth ing and healing the swollen or in flamed membrane, giving you Instant rollet. Head colds o?J catarrh yield like magic Dont stay stuffed np and miserable. Relief is sura. Could You Ute a little ?slr? money to good advantage just now? Haven't yo? so me th Lng to ?en? Do yon own something yon no longer use, bot which if offered nt a bargara price would ap peal at once to soma one who does need Kt ? An INTELLIGENCER Wast Ad wffltarn th? trick. PHONE 321 CITROLAX CITROLAX! , CITROLAX! Best thing for constipation, sonr stomach. Issy liver and sluggish bow els. Stops a sick headache almost at once. OIvos a most thorough and sat isfactory flushing-no pain, no nau sea. Koopa your system cleansed, sweet and wholosome.-R. H. Weih ?cbt. Salt Lake City. Utah, writes: "I find Cltrolax the beat laxitive I-ever used. Does not gripe-no unpleasant after-affects." Evans' Pharmacy. 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