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Published Weekly.
Beware of thin ice.
"Dog upsets auto." An up-setter?
Why Is he always called a "lone"
bandit? Why not just a "a bandit?"
A deep snow would help the avia
tors that have acquired the falling
Now they say that the old hoop
skirt is coming back. Here's hoping
that it can't.
Russia is importing thousands of
typewriters from this country. No,
Julius, they are just the machines.
Milwaukee physicians plan to put
an end to telephone practice. They
cannot see a man's tongue over the
The automobile is acceptable in
funeral processions but the aeroplane
is still barred out by the undertakers'
Skating season is upon us-that is.
ice skating. Skating in a general
way is practiced regardless of the
Before long Germany may be eating
imported meat exclusively. The pret
zels, however, will be manufactured
at home as of yore.
If It Is agreeable to the surgeons.
-ne average man would prefer to be
operated on for appendicitis only
when it is necessary.
A man who marries two wives is a
bigamist, but that California man who
married six of them is just the old.
reliable brand of fool.
That New York person who shot
himself five times and failed to kill
himself will probabiy di'e some day of
the pip. You neve: can telL
A Washington man has started suit
for $300,000 for the loss of his wife.
All of which leads us to remark that
she must have been some wife.
"In future." says Doctor Wiley. "the
air will furnish heat. fuel and power."
It might do so right now if some way
to extract the coal from it' could be
That Kansas City man, as we under
stand the case, did not want a dli
vorce merely because his wife
smoked, but on account of what she
Europe's wine shortage this year is
said to be the greatest for a century.
Still there will no doubt be enough
-for us who buy It only for medicinal
purposes. te Yr ec
A writer in teNew YokMdcl
Journal says whisky is not a cure foe'
snake bite, but kindly refrains from px
pressing an opinion as to its suitabi'. ity
for fish bait. .~
A lady smu'ggler arrested wig $8.000
worth of jewels in her stockir ig claims
that that's where she alw' atys wears
'em. Evidenly we've been F/>verlooking
a good thing. /
A few phlegmti /men whto never
become excited about anything are
Snot go' to ouiy a fruit farm next
y ric'r in one season by
The fashionable dressmakers are
still quarreling over the location of the
waist line, and women will have to go
along a while without knowing where
it will finally be located for the sea
There are many ways of getting in
bad. only one of which is to travel
on a train which is about to be
A Massachusetts octegenlarian who
has never shaved in his life, claims
to have saved $24.000O in that way, but
most men would rather not have the
money than the whiskers.
We are told that the day of the
novel is ended. When we consider
the alleged literaturn that has been
perpetrated recently. we cannot
srluee~ze out even the semb~ne~e of a
-Now wec are told tha: the Garden
of Eden was lccated at the north role.
Possil y we shall learn also that .\dam
and Eve were Eskimos and a'e of the
forbidden blubber instead of the for
bidden fruit.
A Boston young woman has been vis
iting dentists' ettces and stealirng mon
ey and other valuables from the wraps
of the patients in the torture chamber.
Here's another excuse for not going to
the dentist when you ought to.
The New York doctor' who asserts
-that overripe eggs are as nurritious
as the fresh kind will not maitt with
violent objections if he tries 'o get a
- monopoly of eatirg the atnc'rt vintt
The hobble skirt and high :tl-7
car steps harve clashed in Trer ton. The'
steps may have the logic of :he situa
tion, but the bobble s:-irt has: the eter
nal feminine end of the discession, and
all human expe'rienlce is a u4 it on what
bappens when logic attempgs to tackle
th6e, ternal feminine.
T HAS been told before this how t1
African treasures of the Nation
Museum in Washington brought o
of the dark continent by Theodo
Roosevelt. Edmond Heller, Dr: Edg
A. Mearns and J. Alden Loring. a
stored away in great chests and c
shelves in by-rooms of the museu
a building, and how the specimens
big game will not be mounted f<
general inspection until many monti
have passed. The treasures are a
!n the big building. however, and if one has i:
terest and patience one of the scientists wi
draw them forth from their recesses and gi%
ham a chance to study and to admire.
It was my good luck not long ago to be 1:
vited by Theodore Roosevelt to go through ti
National Museum with him on a tour of exar
ination of the pelts of the big mammals. and t:
skins of the many colored birds and of the sma
L E3. -BOR P~
mammals of which hundreds and hundreds we
brought to America to ;:ve the stu:dent an ao
quate idea of the fauna of the African plail
mountains, valley and forests.
It was Colonel Roosevelt's first glimpse of tl
African quarry since he saw it living in its
tive wilds. It was his dlesire to kcnowV how pe
fectly the specimens had been prepared ai
what deterIoration, if any. the climatir <ondiio:
before shipment and after arrival had caused.
Accompanying M1r. Roosevelt in his tri
through the museum were D~r. C. Hart M1erria:
now the head of the Harriman Zoological Fot
daton and former chief of the United Stat
Biological Survey; ?31r. E-imundi Hller, whoa
companled Mir. Roosevelt to Africa and who pl
pared most of the big game specimens for shi
met; Edgar A. Mlearns. the ornithologist, wl
accompanied the expeditiont and collected mo
of the birds; Louis Agassiz Fuertes. the mai
mal and bird painter; John Sn'tre. and myse
We had the huge rooms in which the Roosevi
collections ar' stored all to ourselves. (Colon
Roosevelt spoke freely about his trip and to
ay anecdotes in conne1tion t; rwi'Qh h
o not appear in his book and which he did n
ell in his lecture before the National Geogra;h
It is hard to describe radl.quatey the enth
rasm of the Oyster TBay hurmtr *:ver the natur
history treasures wvhich his expedition had l
red for the National luset'm rad which, mu<
to the Colonel's delight, had arrived In splend
condition. due largely to the hard. driving. pair
taking work of Edmond Helter and J1. Aiden I.
rng and Dr. Mle:::ns in preparing the 5pecime~
urer the beat of an African sun and wilth on
natives to help theim in their de!icate and di
cut task.
The first visit of the colonni was paid to
art of the museum whern the elcihant.
.inoceros and the nippopotamosn Iis f
crude form a-e s'ox'edc awny :iwa.':i tae
when they wi'1. be trocunted and :s'to apPc
n nrtural fortn in ~e gr.m-t ex~tion hal. 'T
colonel stepod be Ic~"e th.-. shn cM oe ggn
nhn.Th h Am 1 cn 'Led or. a Lu
cr ow" '."- 'o :h r n-:A stretched out
V oit. " aelphan: which I had l
-d.t h-Id o' work to shoot. I labored
n .der the blistering sun to get within c<
in kuir 1.g range. for the specimen was a ti
oa I wanted to be sure that I could add
i wnt .hemonte. I undwt/
Heler en ove an xmne h lehn n
msseduhi of reing.' Hellerh waesnein that
st ory and I am willing, for he gets lots of fun
out of it. All I have to say is if the elephant
dropped dead of apoplexy at the instant I fired
I it was the most considerate elephant that ever
roamed Africa."
In the African fields there are thirty or forty
~;species of antelopes, one, the giant eland, is big
ger than an ox. and it inhabits a fever stricken
territory in which only a few hunters and those
of the hardiest kind will venture. The colonel is
exceedingly proud of the giant elands which he
senured and which are now in possession of the ,
jmuseum and in perfect condition for eventual
mounting for show purposes.
One of the antelopes which the expedition se
cured has a remarkable hide. Colonel Roosevelt
spent a long time examining and admiring this
slecfmn. The skin is Iridescent and . as you
turn it at dilTerent angles to the light it sent
Sforth colors of blue, green, red and purple. It
has a watered silk effect, but perhaps no watered
silk that woman ever wore held such a marvel
ous combination of hues.
l)r. C. Hart M1erriam. who Is now, as has been
e said. the head of the Harriman Zoological Foun
.- dation. was the first man to suggest to Theodore
SRoosevelt that after he retired from the presi
dency he ought to go to Africa to collect speci
e mens for the National Museum. Credit for the
.- suggestion was given Dr. 31erriam by Mtr. Roose
.velt in his lecture before the National Geographic
cSociety. It Is probable that Dr. M!erriam is the
s for most authority in the United States on sev
er-al branches of natural science. lHe is particu
plarly interested in bears and it was by him that
:comparisons were made of bear skulls by which
. recently a separation of species was made where
s It was no'. known definitely that a difference
e.- existed.
e. It must have been fully a century ago that an
.- English scientist hunter who had secured a specd
o men or the cane brake bear declared that it was
ta speeles distinct from the ordinary black bear
1.- of the eastern Unitedi States, the bear known to
if. every dweller in the eastern region remote from
it the populous centers.
ci There was a dispute among scientists about
d the matter and it never definitely was Fettled.
h the general opinion remaining that the cane
t brake b'ar was simply the ordinary black bear
ec of thEl:Qnies. the Adirondacks and the
weeds5 of Mlichigan. Wisconsin and Maine. When
.~ (colouel Rcosev~elt killed his spe'.imens of the
ai c are hr-the bear he examined them and came to
- the conclusion that the Englishman who had
h separm'edi it as a species was right. The colonel
id to put the matter to the test Sent the skulls of
- the beairs he had killed to Dr. Mierriam. who put
.- in a lot of painstaking study comparing them
s with the skulls of the ordinary black bear and
v It was found the Englishman who had cntendied
-fl for separate species was right. If it had not
been for the Roosevelt study and his dc~termina
ep t:On to submit the matter to the test science
e probably would still be holding to the belief that
r th~e eastern United States have only one species
yv of the brutin tribe.
r In the hear room of the museum Mr. Roose
e velt saw thec shulls of the species which he was
e~ inst~:ental in giving a separate place to and
e I.e saw the skulls of every bear k'iown to the
e wld To the laymen present these skulls were
r nothing bu:t skulls and origina!!y they might hav.e
d formed the head bones of any lkind of an animal.
hc but scientists ca~n pick up a bone of ary kind and
r not orl:. tell what it came from. but from it can
?r- construct the entire naimal. I
e In it~e room set aside for the ?!-esent as a
It storage place for the collection of .Africanl birds
o M
Colonel Roosevelt seemed to find special dellight.
One can exhaust all the color adjectives Int the
English language and yet hardly do Justice to
tlhe hues and combination of hues of the o
age of the tropical birds which the expedian1)1
brought back from Africa. Dr. Edward A. Meurs,
who is a surgeon of the 'United States arm?, lNut
now on the retired list, did most of the ele:t
ing of feathered big game and small game. '-:r.
"Yearns Is one of the world's foremost 07%,ift
ologists. While he was stationed with the t/oaeps
In the far west he made a special study of 11;e
birds of the sections in which he happened to be,
and on several occasions he was authorIzed by
Uncle Sam to join scientific expeditions or
ganized to make Investigations and collectic-as In
new territories.
It Is well known that In a general way the
more soberly clad birds are the best songsters.
For instance, take the hemit thrush and the
mocking bird of America. They are both dressed
in homespun, but they have voices of the kind
which people call "fortunes In themselves."
There are some sober clad birds In"th trople
and there as elsewhere theyj givu the better
In Americ-a we by e a bird 11aled the shrike.
C onelbos gelt seedto fichditpemale o
Onan miexhasta thean coo thejeuarry. lThe
shrikis languge and soft hrly ado whie rte
ta heandmebintionb o hueas of theilliant
ag fTefrical bhrs which the Mxernscol
brout ack fro Arica. Theodardoseel shed
whai ma re nrs o the dayte Stte armch hewet
nhough the reiedstm did mostaps tmon cLethe
moarst billan onoeded of the world'sfrms ~. They
oregist Wle the Asmeriane wrlth tnaer only?
inthe scarest ohe kid ta sels tdyurnhe
sight onnerl ocasiolt he as aeenhving a yt
t'le Samntros woith Scientific expitottH Thar
ganied te maueistgtions earoeciv colorationa of
btirs weandow tamarThr in a general th
tiore soberl cladtects ethen b etsureferom
Foristae tasknow thaet thush perfctl tre
o okibids of Ameica. Treyre bth rThaye
tinkmspaten, butilli avel voumaed fh birdr
wiit pophe callu hreld upneo thme!sries
Theres sarlatre somndbe clad birdsonc.y "Thre's
angda thebirdsonesewghtereadily belteve that.
InhAeriae tork an bird Arcanolletsin.
hichki tabt the seizes ofearedined in the
bird.treswNow itlmustbe knownstooerya cohen
me anpditon went inets Africh it wmas gree
thoratter makd enking benn the ctuaird
ndsmce of thene brains of toure quarry Thea
sikfoTe rulesedIsf ays and whe aheri
andsmer birdammas orbrd nof measho krindiand
lieThe Abeiant ofhrey, wmich adr otern crold
Terletdadi which TMr.o Roosevelt sistewed~
anmkd interestth onthe readiy incqui- het wen
throduht the mueume. aren perhap Mamn theso
motrilantxe colored bistrds othe wnted They
re norne thaue Aericanscalt taneager sonly
anther sltork to the colletion. sem toldur holoe
sih.lnlRoosevelt hagon toenkavn ante itr.
Te contoers witgh Scntsidst Abot is T~arfd
birds and mamml." Mr. Thasevelt's agne-ral
sicnic protct thmayn aun meosre f-sode
doioery.the isnresthof this s' erfetl tu
ofe so e insre wildy cr eae t mus. T Dyr.
thn that verram brilliatl pmaged irds arud
proeted Colonel Roosevelt n adTher-y ofan!
viei o theoseumit ofm.el upine ofin te she
inpeitionle atire an ld sad thonman "Tere'sv
n~g t the baidone might: tedl fIne thas.
beluabe fistojectin the Afiannmaplst whirct
ext anrte whoetorkld.th ASrcan c~ectponted
nee.ds of sc a esult of your wnhen itwa
'What the theater really needs IS ?
Soclety for the Prevention of Cr elty
Lo Audiences.
Why are we supposed to have [email protected]
respect for gray hairs than ior a bad
A man can face the world with .
good heart if he can also face it 'th
a good liver.
From a masculine point of view
would it be heresy to questiou the sex
of the devil?
Some fat men are meaner than oth
er men simply because there is mo:e
of them.
Many a man who thinks he is 1r.
love lives to discover that second
thoughts are best.
Some men are born great. some ac
quire greatness. and others have great
aess thrust upon them, but it doesn't
seem to take any of them long to get
-id of it.
The Modest Model.
The late Julia Ward Howe, though
a woman of very good appearance,
was extremely modest.
"She once posed for me." said a
Boston painter the other day. "But
she hesitated a long time berore con
senting. To urge her on I said:
"'Don't be afraid. I'll do you jus.
rice. madam.'
"'Ah, she answered, 'it isn't justicoe
I ask for at your hands; it's mercy.'"
Not Just Off the Shelf.
Little Marget has the childist trait
of curiosity, especially in regard to
the age of her elders.
"How old do you think I am. dear?"
counter-questioned the spInster aunt
to whom the child had put the imper
tlnenibdfry. The little girl consid
pr-' -arnestly before replying:
"Well, I don't know. Auntie Alice,
but you don't look new:"
Some Self-Explanatory Letters.
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan 7, 'H.
Dr. E. H. Pratt,
Suite 1202, 100 State St..
Chicago, lilinois.
My Dear Doctor:
"Owing to some disagreement with
magazine several years ago
they have Ozcome quite vituperative
and of late :ave publicly charged me
with falsehoods in my statements.!
that we have genuine testimonial let
"It has been our rule to refrain
from publishing the names either of
laymen or physicians who have writ
ten to us in a complimentary way.
and we have declined to accede to the
demand of attorneys that we turn
these letters over to them.
"I am asking a few men whom 1
deem to be friends to permit e tO
reproduce some of their lette
"We have hundreds of letters from
physicians. but I esteem the one that
you wrote to me in 1906 among the
very best, particularly in view of the .
fact that it recognizes the work I have
been trying to do partly through the
little book, 'The Road to Wellville.'
"I do not sell or attempt to sell the
higher thought which is more imporJ
tant than the kind of food, but I have
taken considerable pains to extend to
humanity such facts as may have
come to me on this subject.
"In order that your mind may be re
freshed I am herewith enclosing a.
copy of your good letter, also a copy
of the little book, and if you will give
me the privilege of printing this over
your signature I will accomp~any the
printing with an explanation as to
why you permitted its use in publl
cation in order to refute falsehoods.
and under that method of treatmernt I
feel, so far as I know, there would be
no breach of the code of ethies.
"I trust this winter weather is find
ing you well, contented and enjoying
the fruits that are yours by right.
"With all best wishes. I am,"
Yours very truly.
Dr. Pratt, who is one~ of the most
prominent aind skillful surgeons in
America, very kindly granted our re
quest in the cause of truth and jus
Chicago, Aug. 31. 1306.
Mr. C. W. Post,
Battle Creek, Mich.
My Dear Sir:
"I write to express my pr-rsona! ap.
preciation of one of your business
methods, that of accompanying eac'h
package of your Grape-Nuts prohue
tion with that little booklet "T'l
Road to Wellville." A more appro
priate, clear headed and effective pre.
sentation of health-giving auto-sugg.s
tions could scarcely be penned,
"Grape-Nuts is a good food in itee'lf,
but the food contained in this littie
article is still better stuff. I commend
the practice because I know that the
greed and strenuousness, the conse
quent graft and other types of thiev
ery and malicious mischief generally
can never be cured by legislative ac
"The only hope for the betterment
of the race rests in individual soul
"In taking a step in this direction,
your process has been so original and
unique that it must set a pace for
other concerns until finally thte vwhol
country gets flavored with genuir,
practical Christianity,
"I shall do all that lies in my pow
er to aid in the appreciation of Grane
Nuts, not so much for the sake of th
food itself as for the accompanying

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