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TuShing a lawn mower is the opph
site extreme from joy riding.
Baseball slang--in Japanege must be
something weird and appalling.
Herewith approaches the joyous sea
S011 when a man's keys rust in his
No man Is a her6 to his valet, and
no "iatinee idol is a hero to the lead
ing lady.
A violoncellist was dismissed from
a New York show because she would
not kiss a man-In public.
The lussian scientist who says
.rables can be cured by eating beetles
fails to announce a cure for eating
"An Ithaca (N. Y.) doctor wishes to
,have placed in every public school
the %tatue of a1 perfect man."' Married
or single?
A hottle conitaining a one dollar bill
%vas carried :':, Iil les by sea. But it
didn't get within reaching distance of
New York.
R-rv a few swats for the mos.
'luift-s that are coining, although all
well-directed ones should be applied
1o house flies.
A Missouri judge vules that it Is
lawful for a man to spank his wife.
So, also, is it lawful for him to thaw
out dynamite.
An Ohio couple have parted because
the wife likes Paris, while the hus
land prefers Cincinnati. And again
'thc eagle screams.
A California man who has lived for
Ciglht years on nothing but m1ilk has
gone insa ne. Somen milk would have
done the job in half that timie.
The directors of the Panama exposi
ition are offering a prize of $1,000 for
a rose. Now, then, you amateur gar
deners, here's a chance. Get busy.
A $100,000 chair is to be endowed
'in a western university for the btudy
of psychic phenomena. This ought to
Igive the spirits a ghost of a chance.
Now some one has started an idea
in England that all mnent should wear
whisfers because the king sets the
fashion. Still he isn't so handsome.
V A lBrooklyn woman who sued a man
jfor kissing her has secured damages
in the amount of six cents. The man
hvo got the kiss must feel pretty
Another aviator has come to an in
timely end, but there will he twenty
foolhardy young mna ready to take his
place. Aviation, in spite of its fatal
ities, hais comne to staly.
The latest fashion prevailing among
t'he womuen of the lPrlin aristocracy is
to have theiir puortr'aiis ptainted while
they sleep. A rare opplort unity3 to
catch the lips in repose.
It is hin ted I that severail Of the an
tiquei( booJ~ks sold at file 110e sale were
nlot genuine. We htave no doubt, how.'
Oeer, tha 1 they103 will makel{ just as good
reading as tile or'iginalls.
A western nature wizard has been
grr-fting alfalfa roots on strawberry
plants. Now the blame laid on the
e'arly imported strawberry can be
Placed where it belongs,
A woman's stocking rips and she
~oses $2,000 worth of (diamonds. After
reading, or, rather', viewing the "adls"
In the popular miagatzines thle occur
rence wvould senm impossible.
*A Philadelphia cook on being dis
charged is said to have tried to poison
fthe whlole family. She night have had
{as' deadly revenge by staying Onl and
continuing to cook for them.
Miost wvomen fall in love with dare
~devil men, declares a western college
professor. That's thle reason why men
who are Dot afraid to be seen pushing
baby carriage on the street are mar
A Philadelphia wvomian threw a veil
over a marble Cupid thle other day
and threatened to proseculte the own
er. WVe have no doubt that the lady
!was modest enlough to utter veiled
~th reats.
Th'lree dliscovp'ries of April 26, 1911,
. iare the (curIe of rhleumatirm by r'e
mornval of' the tensils, the prevention of
hydrophobia by eating a beetle p'nd the
* restorat ion of speechl and he 9ng by
beming lilt by an automobile. All are
The frequency of exlioions in a
quarry flanking a far'myard near Tar
trytown led the (lucks to savo their
bearing by covering their 1en' s with
*their webbed feet. The mule was the
most pronounced failure among the
A C!ncinnati veteran has been lay
ing away a dime a month1 ever since
-, Lincoln died, and, this mnth he will
spend the accumulation, nearly $250,
in entertaining the mnembers of his old
regl'rgent on the 50th anniver sary of
their'en1istmer.t. This will be eone of
the odd 'e lebrationd of the 0Rz1-cen.
tennial f t e ,w
;ervett as such until 1908, when ho N
af the international union. He retui
,iuest of the miners, be again accepted
has just relinquished to assume the
White was married to Miss Ida Betl
parents of four children.
The coal inines of Iowa made J
equal veracity that John White has
ae the miners aro concerned. Until
organization was little better than r
prospered an(d thrived until the miner
$1,000,000 for (ho rainy day.
The post of ambassador to Russia
Is one of the most important in our
di iplomatic service, owing to the in
terplay of Russian and American in
terets in the far East and to the
grave questions affecting trade and
politics wihich are constantly arising
in that far-off region of the Orient.
Our new ambassador to( Russia,
former Governor Curtis quili of
Massachusetts, was selected for this
difficult Post because of his recognized
ability and his broad compreliension
of American interests.
Mr. Guild is a native of Boston. v
graduate of Harvard and of Genev
university and is the wearer of sey
oral university degrees. As a youn
man he entered the omee of the lus
ton Commercial Bulletin, founded b;
his father, worked himself upwar
into the editorial chair and in 190
became sole owner of' the papei
Through his newspaper experience
ho became interested in iolitles an
in several campaigns toured the cot
party. In 1900 ho was the compan
the west. Two years later he waE
chusetts and served three years, w
governor, in whioh post he served
Since 1909 bis time has largely
(he Spanish-A merican war he ser'ved
general on the staff of the Sevent
ut il the break-up of the corps in C
port of the inspector general of the
as it was his to do away with this
at all to do with the game itself.
to have the presence of more wvom
de~sireO, and wvhich tre will do our uti
our patrons."'
Senator Ben Tillman, his pitchforli
at rest, is back on his asparagus farn
nmear- Trenton, S. C. '"I look in th(
glass and see the old Ben," he said
the other day to one who had in
(Iuir-ed about his health; "then I fim
I am not worth a dl-n."
The senator is not far astray. Tjid
rugged form and face are apparent3
the same as ever. There is still
flickering of the old fire in his singi<
eye. But his physique is a hollov
shell. Nouie of his family refers tF
his failing health, nor do visitors men
Lion it.
Senator Tillman hates the idea o:
death. ".Just when I'm getting red:
to live I've got to die," he complainet
to a friend recentif. And yet whil<
apparently the hand of death is clos
to him he' is planning for the ftuture
The other day he directed the setting
out of a new vineyard. It adjoins the
kitchen garden, in which Mrs. Tillnma
with a weeding hoe. She is a fine,i
that she'd a good deal rather work at
holding ip her social end in Washin
a perfect jungle of japonlicas, paimet
daffodils, all nf her etting out.
John P. White of Oskaloosa, Iowa,
has become president of the United
Mine Workers of America. The at
tainment of this high position is a
tribute to perseverance and integrity,
for John White, at the age of two
was an orphaAi and at the. age of
thirteen was a mule boy in the adnes
of Lucas county, helping support a
mother and brothers and sisters.
White was born a stone's throw
from the mouth of a coal mine in
Coal Valley, Rock Island county, Ill.,
February 28, 1870. He was the young.
est son of Joseph and Catherine
White. After his father died the
family, in 1883, moved to Lucas
.county, where John entered the mines.
He has been actively identified with
the United Mino Workers since 1899,
when the movement was fragmentary.
He was chosen secretary-treasurer of
District No. 13, a positioni he held
until April 1, 1904, when he was
chosen president. of the district. lie
'as unanimously elected vice-president
'ned to Iowa, and, at the earnest re
the district presidency, which he
duties of the higher office. In 1890
iold of Burlington, and they are the
:hn White, and it may be said with
made the coal mines of Iowa, so far
White took charge, District No. 13
othing. Under his leadership It had
a of this district now have more than
mintry in the interests of the Republica
lon of Roosevelt in a stumping tour c
elected lieutenant governor of Massf
hich were followed by his election a
three terms.
been taken up with business. Durina
as lieutenant colonel and as inspecto
hi corps, under General Fitzhugh Lee
uba. Ils work was praised in the re
While not slighting the men fans
'ladles first" Is practically to be th<
motto andl slogan of baseball's newes
and most novel figure, the "lady owvn
ce'," who is personified by Mi's. Helem
IHathaway Itritton of Cleveland, owin
cer of the St. Louis National league.
Mrs. Ilmritton has taken charge o
the affairs of the club. She is no
entirely a novice in baseball, as shi
conmes of a remarkable baseball fanm
Ily. I1er father was the late Fran1
Del-aas Robison, owner of thi
Cleveland SpidIers and later the SI
Louis club, and now she succeeds he
uncle, the ,late M. Stanley Robiso1
owner of the club, in assuming cor
trol of Its dlestinies.
"The women, girls and children ar
to be catered to in League park,
says Mr's. Biritton, "and for that re&
son the elimination of the liquor ba
from the park remains perpetual. M;
uncle established that rule for thmi
reason, and It is my wish as' strongl;
feature of baseball, which has nothini
In the absence of the bar we expec
m and children, a result we earnestl;
nost to maintain to the pleasure of al
n, in sonbonnet and apron, was at war'
notherly woman, and the plain truth I
riong her flowers and vegetables than b
gton. Tho big house sets baek -behiri
toe, purple and yellow atile of ri .n
New York.-When Head Keepe
Billy Snyder of the Central Par
zoo went into the pen of Hattie, tbn
. trck: elephant, with her breakfast ane
Was not greeted by the usual litt
"qx~eal of welcome he knew somethin
Was-wrong. Then he noticed that he
head was hanging and her trunk drag
ging listlessly 'on the ground, am
when she answered his greeting mere
ly 'by a lack luster glance his minj
Coughs Up the Dope,
was made up at once. "Clover colic,
Snyder answered to Diretor John M
Smith. "Poor old Hattie's got it an
Is swelled up like a dirigible. I gav
her a bale of fresh clover yesterda;
She needs medicine." Snyder looke
into his prescription book and prett
soon decided that the proper thing fo
Hattle's insides was a dainty litt
Mixture of one-half gallon, of linsce
oil, two ounces of laudanum and t,
quarts of spiritus frumenti, the la
being, according to Mr. Snyder, ju
plain whisky. But Hattie doesn't 1In
booze. So they had to chain her fe
and hoist her head with a block at
tackle and when she opened h
mouth for a wisp of hay Snyd
poured the mixture down her thron
Hattie coughed once when the ml
ture was half way down, and, in tl
words of the song, "The blow almo
killed Billy," for he received about
pint of the mixture in his eyes at
was blown clear off the barrel c
which he was standing, but outside
this Hattie gave no trouble. Hatt
swallowed enough, however, to cha
away the colic caused from clove
and about an hour later was goli
through her tricks with Billy Snyd
for the children as if nothing out
the ordinary had happened.
Ingenious Wisconsin Boys Make ti
Machine Do Work While They
Play Checkers.
Milw"aukee, Wis.-IDuys whose ma
idea is to avoid work are full of I
ventive genius wvhen it comes to
matter of getting something or som
body to (10 their work for them. Tv
boys lIving in the rural districts
northern Wisconsin through ingenul
prompted by laziness made a phon
graph do their work for t hem. Th(
used the machine urtil they had b
come tired of the canned songs at
then put it asidle andl amusedl thez
selves playing cheokers. Tfhe~y foui
that doing the chorea seriously lntE
Call Cows With Phonograph.
Pfered with the game. One of the
remembered that impressions
sound could be made on blank recor
Trho ingenious one called into the m
chine "Come, boss; come, boss." Th:
put the machine in the pasture ax
turned it loose. They resumed the
checkers and the cows came home.
Teacher Kills 27 Snakes.
Indianapolis, Ind.--Mary Jenkins,
young Posey county school teache
in the afternoon recess recently we
attracted by the frightened screan
of her pupils. Rushing out she four
them standing in excited groups tai
Ing about snakes they had seen
the school yard. Miss Jenkins four
the grass fairly alive with bla(
snakes. She seized a poker and
shovel and beat thenm right andl I
Some showed fight, but with the shai
egd of the shovel the teacher cut c
their heads. With the poker she kej
them from harmIng her. The lgi
was short and swift. At the' finish
dead reptiles was the score.
"U" WIll Probe GraftIng.
New York-A gift of $10,000 annux
ly from an anonymous donor for sur
leial research work is announcedl
Columbia ''university. Another gift
of $15,000/ a year "for the establs
nent am~ 'maintenance of a bureau
r'omote scientifle investigation of Jo
-:n i a en tinir
.,Z1Y,1 OF 04/1,A
I MPORTANT recommendations to
the Smithsonian Institution are
made by Jesse Walter Fewkes re
garding the treatment of the na
tional reserve created in northern
Arizona by order of former President
Roosevelt under the name of the Na
vaho National Monument, in which
imany important prehistoric ruins are
to be found. Dr. Fewkes was sent by
the bureau of American ethnology to
d examine these dwellings of the
y ancients, and his preliminary report,
which is now being published, sug
a gests:
d That one of the largest two cliff
0 dwellings in the Navaho National
it Monument, either Betatakin or Kit
it siel, be excavated, repaired and pre
0 served as a "type ruin" to illus
t trate the prehistoric culture of the
d aborigines of this section of Arizona.
)r That this work be supplemented by
ir excavation and repair of Inscription
t. House, an ancient cliff dwelling in
X. West Canyon.
e That one or more of the ruins in
st West Canyon be added to the Navaho
a National Monument and be perma
- ently protected by the government.
Dr. Fewkes describes in detail the
three routes by which the cliff dwell
le Ings Mhay be reached, tells where wa
ter may be had for men and horses
and outlines improvements that would
make the road more passable for tour
er Ists.
of Find an instructive Specimen.
One of the most instructive speci
mens collected in the Navaho Nation
al Monument was found by W. B.
Douglas in a ruin designated as Cradle
Febuse. This object is a cradle made
~*of basketware, open at one end and
continued at the opposite endl into a
biped0( extension to serve for the legs.
It is decoratedl on the outside with an
arc hatic geometric ornanhentation.
This specimen may be regarded as one
aof the finest examples of prehistoric
Sbasketry from the southwest; more
over, wvith one exception, it is the only
known cradle of this form. A pair of
~'infant's sandlals foundl with the cradle
leaves no dloubt as to its use; wvhile
ythe character and symbolism of the
decoration refer it to the ancient cliff
house culture. The (design suggests
that which chairtterizes certain speci
dmens of the well-known black-and
'white pottery found in the San Juan
drainage. Evidences of long use and
rep~air appear, especially on one side.
Unfortunately the specimen, although
entire when found, later was broken
across its mniddle.
The only other known cradle of this
typo was brought to the attention of
Iethnologists by Dr-. WV. J. McGee when
in charge of the anthropologipal ex
hibit at the St. Louis exposition. This
was found in San Juan county, Utah.
"The Navaho National Monumient,"
- writes Dr. Fewkes, "contains two
kinds of ruin, cliff dwellings and
p)ueblos. The architecture of the cliff
-(dwellings is characteristic, their walls
being constructed of stone or adobe
built against, rarely free from, ver
mn tical faces of the cliff.
Two Types of Kivas.
."There are two types of kivas, one
a' circular andl subterr-aneanl, allied to
'i those of the Mesa Verde; the other
d rectangular, above ground, entered
rfrom the sides.
"The masonry of these northern
ruins is rude, resembling that of mod
ern Walpi. The component stones are
a neither dressed nor smoothed, but the
' walls are sometimes plastered. There
L5 is a great similarity in architecture.
's No round towers relieve the monotony
d-or impart picturesqueness to the build
'ings. The walls of ruined pueblos in
Sthis region an'd the ceramic remains
k closely resemble those at Black Falls,
kon the Little Colorado. A prominent
a feature of the walls is a jacal construc
ttion in which mud is plastered on
E' wattling between upright poles, The
ends of many of these supports project
>t hiigh above the ground, constituting a
t characteristic feature of the ruins.
This method of wall construction is
unknown' at Black Falls or dt -Walpi,
but still survives in modified form in
one or more- Oraibi kivas and in one
at least of the Mesa .Verde ruins,
"Naturally the questions one asks
tin regard to these ruins are: Why did
inhabitants build these cliffs? .Who
vere the ancient inhabitarntd? When
c *cro these dwellig inhabited arnd
"Tt is commonly believed that the
caves were chosen for habitation te.
cause they could be better defe ed
than villages in the open. The
ancients chose this region for i.heir
homes on account of the constant wa,
tAr supply in the creek anil the
patches of land in the valley that
could be cultivated. This was a de.
strable place for their farms. Had
there been no caves in the cliffs they 9
would probably have built habitations
in the open plain below.
May Have Been Harassed.
"They may have been harassed by
marauders, but it must be borne in
mind that their enemies did not come
in great numbers at any one time. Do.
fense was not the primary motive
that led the sedentary People of this
canyon to utilize the caverns for shel.
ter. Again, the inroads of enemies
never led to the abandonment of these
great cliffhouses, if we can impute
valor in any appreciable degree to the
inhabitants. Fancy, for instance, the
difficulty, or, rather, improbability, of
a number of nomadic warriors great
enough to drive out the population of
Kitsiel, making their way up Cataract
canyon and besieging the pueblo. Sueb
an approach would have been impos.
sible. Marauders might have raided
the Kitsiel cornfields, but they could
not have dislodged the inhabitants.
"Even if they had succeeded in cap
turing one house, but little would have
been gained, as it was aeu ofhA.
Pueblos to keep enough foo instore ' ..
to last more than a year. In'this con.
nection the question is pe'tinent.
While hostiles were besiegirag Kit.
siel how could they subsist~ during
any length of time? Only with~ the ut
most dlifficulty, even with aidl of ropes
andl ladders, can one now gain access
to some of these ruins. H-ow could
marauding parties have entered them
if the inhabitants were hostile? The
cliff dwellings wvere constructedl part
ly for dlefense, but mainly for the
shelter afforded by thle overhanging
cliff, and the cause of their dlesertionlA'
was not due so muchl to predatory.
enemies as failure of crops or tihe dis-.
appearance of the water supply.
"The writer does not regard these
ruins as of great antiquity; some oft
the evidence indicates that they are'
of later time. Features in their archi.
tecturo show resemblances derived
from other regions.
Ruins Net of Great Antiquity.
"The Navahoes ascribe the build-.
ings to ancient people and say that
the ruinced houses existed before their
own advent in the country, but this
was not necessariiy long ago. Such
evidence as has been gathered .sup
ports H~opi legends that the inhabi
tants were ancient Hopi, belonging to
the Flute, IHorn and Snake families.
"There is no evidence that cliff.
house architecture developed in these
canyons, and rude structures older
than these have been found in this
regiori. Whoever the builders of these
structures were, they brought their
craft with them. The adoption of tihe4
dleflector in the rectangular ceremo.
nial-rooms called kihus implies tihe
(derivationl of there rooms from cir
cular kivas, and ali indications are
that the ancient inhabitants came
from higher up San Juan river.
"Many of the ruins in Canyon do
Cholly, situated east of Laguna creek,
show marked evidence of being mod.
ern, and they in turn are not so old
as those of the Mesa Verde, If the
ruins become older as we go up the
river the conclusion is logical that the
migration of tile Sanl Juan culture was
down the river from east to west,
rather than in the opposite direction.
The scanty traditions known to the
author support the belief in a migra.
tion from east to west, although there
were exceptional instances of clan
movementS in the opposite direction.
The general trend of migration wonid.
indicate that the ancestral home of
the Snake and Flute people was ini
Colorado and New Mexico."
Friendly Tip.
Sapleigh-Would you-er-advise -
mo to-er-marry a beautiful girl or.
a- kensible girl? ' 4 -
Ham~mersley--I'mn afraidl you'll
never be able to marry either, old
Saplefgh--Why not?
Hammiersley--Well, a beautiful girl
could do better and a seneible girl
would know bet, er.

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