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Fatal Diseases Most Prevalent in Cer
tain Geographical DivisionsOnly
Three of Every One Hundred Die of
Old Age.
The causes of death are to a large
extent a matter of geogi'aphy, declares
one of the latest reports of the Census
Bureau at Washington.
A map of the United States has
been prepared under the direction of
William R. Merriam, director of the
twelfth census, in which the country
is divided into twenty-one districts.
These districts have been marked to
ehow the diseases that are most fatal
in different parts of the country.
For instance, the most fatal diseases
in the district in which New York city
is situated are consumpton, pneumo
nia, Bright's disease, apoplexy, bron
chitis and diphtheria.
The most sensational deaths occur
in the Pacific coast district region, ia
the State of Washington. This is the
only district in which gunshot wounds
are reported as a prevalent cause of
death. Heart disease, suicide and
apoplexy show there the largest num
ber of victims, and the record is held
for the greatest number of deaths
irom alcoholism.
Lime troubles appear to be most
nui ''Tons along the Atlantic coast
IIOPI New York to Virginia and along
the Mississippi river from New Or
leans io the Ohio river.
T\ n) oid lever and malaria come
fai down on the list in mountainous
ili^ti'^ts. but appear at the top in
Xoith Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia \labama, Mississippi, Arkansas,
and Indian Tenitory.
Although only three out of every
100 die of old age, there are a few for
tunate dist' lets where old age rivals
consumption and malaria as the cause
of death. Among these favored spots
sie the Catskills, Adirondacks, Green
mountains, parts of Michigan and Wis
consin, and the region on either side of
the Missouri river.
Childbirth, croup and whooping
cough appear to be most dangerous in
the districts which have the least pop
ulation and where, presumably, medi
cal aid is most difficult to obtain.
Cancer, heart disease and apoplexy
are more to be expected in mountain
ous parts of the country than in the
level district^. _._
In eight of the twenty-one districts
rheumatism reaps a large harvest of
death, noticeably in the thinly settled
states where the inhabitants are most
exposed to the sudden changes of the
Generally speaking, it appears that
the majority of deaths in the country
are caused by climatic conditions,
while those in the cities are caused
by social conditions.
The farmer on the Dakota prairie,
for example, needs to guard against
rheumatism, but not against malaria
or heart disease.Hearst's Chicago
"Talk About Wind."
"Talk about the wind up north!'
said Representative Southard of Ohio,
who has just returned from a trip to
Texas and Mexico, '"it never started
compared with the wind in Texas
Why, at El Paso it blows a gale all
the time, and the gale is full of sand.
Enough sand is blown out of El Paso
alone each day to fill the great lakes
"The court records of El Paso show
that when the city was building levees
along the Rio Giande, which is dry
most of the time, but a terror in flood
time, one contractor dumped 84,000
cubic feet of dirt along the river
Next morning the dirt was gone, abso
lutely wiped up and blown away. The
contractor sued the city for his
money and pro's ed he put the dirt
there. The court held that the dirt
was not there then and refused to
allow him any thing. Talk about
wind!"New York World.
The Dearest Gift.
When all the dancing feet are still,
The rose's bloom is shed and sped.
When she has waltzed her happy fill
With Will and Jack and Ted and Fred,
Tired of the whirl and jollity.
Her lovely eyes weighed down with
Then, at the last, she comes to me.
And she is all my ownto keep!
I find her gloves and tie her wrap.
We say our good nights left and right
Now I'm the to-be-envied chap!
Ah, now, indeed, it is good night!
Of lovers' joy let wooers prate
What could a man ask more, in life,
Than this best, deaiest gift of fate
To have a sweetheart for a wife?
Madeline Biidges in Smart Set.
Coffee for the Inebriate.
A traveler has made the observation
that coffee-drinking people are very
seldom given to drunkenness. In
Brazil, for instance, where coffee is
grown extensively and all the inhabi
tants drink it many times a day, in
toxication is rarely seen. The effect
is not only noticeable among the na
tives, but the foreigner who settles
there, though possessed of ever such a
passion for strong drink, gradually
loses his liking for alcohol as he ac
quires the coffee-drinking habit of the
Paris Restaurateur Ingenious In D
fense of His Institution.
A restaurant in Paris celebrated
for its high prices was also celebrat
ed for the ingenious defense of then
made by Bignon, the proprietor. "M.
Bignon, a red herring at two and a
half francs! It seems to me that is
excessive."" "But. these prices are
marked in your interest," rejoined
the restaurateur. "It is the barrier
1It aims to publish all the news possible-
2-U does so impartially- n^worda..
3-Its correspondents are able and energetic
VOL. 1930.17.
clients ana tne vulgar, wny ao you
come here? To be among yourselves,
to avoid embarrassing or compromis
ing surroundings. If I changed my
prices the house would be invaded
and you would all leave." Anothei
patron 'who complained of a sauce
was asked: "Did you dine here last
evening?" "No," he replied. "That
is the trouble, then you spoiled youi
taste in the other restaurant." Still
another guest objected to the charges
on his bill, comparing it with an
identical breakfast of a few days
previous, which amounted to eight
een and a half francs, whereas the
breakfast in question was charged
twenty-one francs eighty centimes,
"I will investigate the mistake," said
Bignon, who, with the twobills,,
ceea^a'lo his desk, rtaf^fBf shortly
afterward. "It is very true, mon
sieur, that a mistake was made in
your favor last Monday but I make
no claim for restitution."
Scriptural Method of Carving Fowls
Has Disadvantages.
A scriptural method of carving
fowls when in secular company was
claimed by a witty monk who, having
been asked to carve one day, said:
"Inasmuch as you demand it, I will
carve the fowl according to biblica'
principles." "Yes/ exclaimed the
hostess, "act according to the scrip
tures." The theologian therefore be
gan the carving. The baron was ten
dered the head of the fowl, the baron
ess the neck, the two daughters 3
wing apiece, and the two sons a firsi
joint, the monk retaining the re
mainder. "According to what inter
pretation do you make such a divis-
ion?" inquired the host of his con
fessor, as he regarded the monk's
heaping plate, and the scant portions
doled out to the family. "From ar
interpretation of my kwn," replied
the mork. "As the master of youi
house the head belongs to you bs
right the baroness, being most neai
to you, should receive the neck
which is nearest the head in th
wings the young girls will recognize
a symbol of their mobile thoughts
that fly from one desire to another
as to the young barons, the drum
stricks they have received will re
mind them that they are responsible
for supporting your house, as the legs
of the capon support the bird itself.'
Origin of a Word.
"How do you pronounce v-a-u-d-e
v-i-1-l-e?" asked the prefect of the
(4"Vowavlire7* was Ifife ifistanl
reply, followed by the question, "How
do you?" "Vawdeville," frankly con
fessed the prefect. "But I suspected
I was wrong. That is the reason 1
asked you. I take it the word is
French?" "Yes, and it comes from the
name vau-de-vuea river in Norman
dy. In that town during the fifteenth
century lived Oliver Basselin, a
French poet, who wrote a variety oi
matter in prose and verse. And now,
atter 600 years, every variety per
former calls his act a vaudeville turn
The study of the origin of words is in
teresting," con-eluded the purist.
Proud of His Norwegian Birth.
Edward Grieg, the Norwegian com
poser, dislikes the use of the word
"Scandinavian" as applied to him. Re
cently there appeared in an Englisi
monthly magazine an article entitled
"Grieg, the Scandinavian Composer."
Grieg, when he saw it, sent a tele
gram to a triend in London requesting
him to see the editor and explain thai
he was not a Scandinavian but a Nor
wegian. It is an interesting circum
stance that but for the Jacobite trou
bles he might have been a Scotsman
His ancestors, the Greigs, emigrated
from Scotland after the affair of 1745
and settled in Norway.
Age of Cats.
Herr Pohl, president of the Germar
Society for the Protection of Cats, has
just pxiblished the results of his inves
tigation in regard to the age, which il
is possible for these animals to attain.
Cats, he says, are like human beings
in one respect. The more peaceful
and better regulated their life is, the
longer they are likely to live. As 8
proof, he points out that a favoritt
cat in the Royal Castle of Nymphen,
burg has lived to be forty-two years
old, and consequently may fairly claim
to be considered the dean, of cats ii
Quite a Casualty List.
The following epitaph is from a
monument in a cemetery in Newark
N. J.:
Here lies the body of
John Black,
Aged 46.
That cherry tree of luscious fruit
Beguiled him up too high.
The branch did break and down h
And broke his neck and died.
Also three infant children.
New York Tribune.
Quite Appropriate.
Young WifeI hardly know what to
get George for a birthday present. Do
you think he would appreciate a soli
taire diamond?
Her Brother (who knows him)He
undoubtedly wouldif he happened to
hold the other throe aces.
Profitable Motor Traction-.'
A London (Eng.) miller, who has
been a keeper of forty horses for
some years, recently adopted motor
traction. He has now found, that one
five-ton motor wagon, practically xe
places ten horses and five vans, and
that for a yearly .charge of 330 for
the mechanically-propelled wagon,
which includes interest on capital, de
preciation, fuel, drivers' wages, oil, re
pairs and insurance, the same work
Is done which previously cost him .be-
tween 1,100 and 1.200.
(Copyrighted, 1903, by the A. ^A. Co.)
Probably the most remarkable
horses ever exhibited in America
were imported from Arabia through
the influence of the Sultan of Turkey
for exhibition at the New York horse
show, and through the enterprise of
a Chicago irian were exhibited at the
horse show in Chicago last Novem
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Not only are stalliont true
Arabians, but they are rare in their
own breed.
That five similar white equine
princes of the black eagle feathers
should be foaled, as brothers, was
considered miraculous. American
horsemen confess that they never saw
anything like them.
All five of the stallions were train
ed for the amusement of the sultan's
court. The docility of the true
Arabian steed is a proverb.
To prove their most human intelli
gence they were taught to perform all
sorts of difficult tricks.
They do astonishing high leaps,
mounting pedestals, and they dance
quaint Oriental movements and do
queer trotting and pacing steps.
They dance the mazourka.
Their keeper, Abdullah ibn Ach
mad, has consented to let them be
taught some American tricks, such
as cake walking.
The true Arabian horse is a noble
and is treated as such by the sons of
the desert. He is a gift of God and
therefore priceless.
The Koran prohibits the sale of
Arabian horses to Christians. The
Koran says: "The horse shall be
cherished by all my servants, but he
shall be the despair of all those who
do not follow my lawTs,
and none will
I place on his back save those who
know me and worship me."
And so the Mussulman princes
have sternly refused to sell true
specimens of the greatest of all
breeds 6f horses to Europe and
America. This fact accounts for the
impossibility of buying these five
As everyone knows, the usual Ara
bian horse is black or bay. But
unong the rarest desert breeds, call
the Bou-Ghoreb, white is the color
^served for princes.
A tradition among the Arabs is
'hat the royal white chargers marked
zith black eagle feathers should be
reserved for the sultan.
Each horse weighs between 1,100
and 1,250 pounds, stands 15 1-2 hands
high, is perfectly formed, kind and
gentle. They have pure white coats
and delicate pink skins and noses. On
their white coats appear marks as
if some barbaric spirit had dropped
upon them black eagle feathers.
The legend is that thus they are
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marked as being gifted with super
natural swiftness a^d endurance.
They could not be ^purchased at
any price, and persuasion and influ
ence upon their owners' have been of
no avail. But the promise that their
native keeper, Abdullah ibn Achmad,
should be retained i with them was
the inducement that? finally led to an
agreement that theyj. might be shown
to -the people -qfr Afcife^ca who have
been deprived of seeing a thorough
bred Arabian horse..
The Floto shows, now touring
America, were selected as the best
means of exhibiting $he horses.
It was just such horses Gen. Lew
Wallace had in mind when he forever
idealized the charibt"" rape in his
novel "Ben Hur." Therefore, they
have been called the "Ben Hur"
troupe of royal Arabian horses.
Hoping to obtain colts with the
royal mark the lessees of the "Ben
Hur" stallions wish to breed them,
free of charge, to suitable mares.
They offer the service free and will
contract to pay $100 for the foal if
it has the royal mark of the black
eagle feathers.
So rare are royal Arabian horses
in both Europe and America that the
gift to Gen. Grant by the sultan of a
pair of Arabs was an episode of inter
national interest. The arrival of the
horses, in 1882, after Gen. Grant had
returned from his grand tour of the
world, was the sensation of the day.
Great re2iet was felt that the
stallion, called by Gen. Grant "Lin
den Tree," died before his royal blood
could mingle with that of the Ameri
can thoroughbred to freshen the
original stock. The origin of the
American race horse is mainly the
English thoroughbred, and that, in
turn, dates back to the infusion of
.Eastern blood.
It is an interesting fact that the
pedigrees of all English thorough
breds are traced back to three great
Arabians, known in history as the
"Byerly Turk," the "Darley Arabian,"
and the "Godolphin Arabian."
The importation of these fathers of
the thoroughbred was one of the
most important events of the reign of
William III. While admittedly the
English or American racer can sprint
faster than the- Arabian, yet this
speed was originally derived from the
Oriental desert king. But the Arab
values endurance and intelligence
and courage in his charter as much
as speed.
There is no doubt of the superior
ity of the Arabian in these qualities
to this day. Valor is perhaps most
highly prized of all the qualities. In
the desert wars the Arabs rely upon
the courage of their horses as much
as upon their own. They breed for
valor just as we breed for speed in
our horses.*
Only animals of battle spirit were
suitable as chariot horses. In those
furious contests the horses put their
lives at stake as well as the chariot
Witness in Hard Luck.
William B. Crandall, an actor who
happened to be a witness to a mur
der in Wisconsin nearly a year ago,
has been detained in Milwaukee as a
witness ever since and as a conse
quence lost not only the position he
held then, but has been prevented
from filling other engagements that
offered. He now finds himself desti
tute of means and has appealed to
the court for money enough to meet
his pressing wants and the prosecut
ing attorney has asked the court to
make him an allowance for witness
fees. The most extraordinary feature
of the case is that the murderer was
released on bail immediately after
the crime, but Crandall was confined
in jail for several months. When he
finally secured bonds for his appear
ance as a witness all avenues ot em
ployment were closed against him,
dramatic companies having made
their "bookings" tor a year in ad
Proving His Innocence.
Go\. James B. -Frazier ot Tennessee
while in the city met another Southron
and among various things talked about
was the amusing propensity of the
negro to use terms and words of
great sound without knowing their
"One darky of whom I 'had heard,"
said the Governor, "was arrested
charged with stealing a chicken. At
the preliminary hearing* he was not
represented by counsel, and it was
suggested to him that he would better
let the court designate a lawyer to
defend him, as the case would be
doan' want no lawyer,' said Sam
bo, 'cause 1'se innercent ob dis yere
allergashun against me, an' der ain't
goin' to be no talk 'bout de t'ing 't all.
Y' see, yer Honnah,' addressing the
magistrate, Tse all ready to prove a
haybis coppus. Hit wuzzent no chick
ing dat I done stole. Hit wuz ah tuh-
key.' "New York Times.
The Proof Lacking.
"Miss Gabberton spoke of you the
other day in a manner that strikes me
as being akin to slander," said the fair
girl as she gazed at the clock and at
tempted to suppress a yawn.
"Indeed!" exclaimed young Borem.
"What did she say?"
"She said," replied the fair one,
"that you were an easy-going sort of
"Backward, Turn Backward, Oh, Time,
in Thy Flight.",
Backward, turn backward, oh, Time,
in your flight make me a boy again,
just tor to-night. Give me the bliss of
that rapturous time when I would go
swimming, say, half of the time give
me the blister that followed the bliss,
on the part of my back that the sun
didn't miss give me the belting that
followed it then make be a jubilant
urchin again. Backward, turn back
ward, oh, Time, in your flight give me
one chance at the teacher tonight,
the teacher that larruped me five
times a dayOh, give me one chance
at that teacher, I say! And give me
the woodpile as big as a hill let the
pleasure of splitting it cheer me and
thrill, while the boys gayly jeer me
from over the fence. Ob, give me that
bliss againdarn the expense! The
small reservation just over the hill,
where the thought of the hoeing would
give me a chill the cow that caressed
me each eve with her tail as I tried
to draw milk for a twenty-quart pail
the hens that forever were wanting to
set the pig with a stomach man never
filled yet the measles that hit me
the colicky painOh, give me the
bliss of my boyhood again! If you'd
fill me with rapture and cheerful de
light, backward, turn backward, oh,
Time, in your flight.Altred J. Wat
erhouse in New York Times.
Deformity Objected to by People He
He was a bnght joung fellqw and
had given such a good account of him
self while on tiial as a conductor that
the superintendent would have liked
to keep him.
But I can't do it, Johnson," he said
with real I egret.
"Why not?" said Johnson.
The superintendent hesitated, but de
cided it was better to out with the
whole truth. "It is because two ot
your right hand fingers are gone," he
"But what difference does that
make?" argued Johnson. "I can han
dle the change all light."
"I know you can," was the reply,
'but there have been many complaints
from passengers' on account ot the
maimed condition ot your hand. Most
people are sensitive in regard to a de
fonnity ot tl\at kind, and although
they do not wish to' be unkind they
object to being thrown in contact with
it. I have been obliged to turn down
other estimable young fellows who
we:e thus handicapped. Occasionally
a pei son minus a digit or two does
find employment as a conductor on
certain street car lines, but he always
does so at the risk ot arousing a storm
of prote-t that will necessitate his
ultimate letirement."
Alfred Heniy Lewis tells of a Texan
who objected to the presence of a lo
cal oxhoiter who wished to offer pray
ei wh.pn the vigilantes were preparing
to bans a horse thief.
Y(,ai prac may be all light meie
Iv as a supplication," said the critical
one. "1 ha\e no tault to find with the
pi aver as a prayer. But it is plumb
inconsistent to pi ay at this time and
"Why so?' inquired the preacher
This, man is about to go into eter
nity, and he should be comforted and
his soul saved it possible
"Saved nothing," said the other.
You want to send up a petition to
get this telon into hea\en when we
aie hanging him because he isn't fit
to live in Texas*"New York Times.
To the Workers.
Shall von complain who ltf-rt the world?
Who lothp tht woill
Who house the wot Id"7
Shall you i omplain who .ire the woild
Ot what the woild ma do''
As fiom this hour
You use \our power
The world mut follow
Tho world's life hangs on jour light
See to it what you do!
Or dark or light,
Or wrong or riKht.
The world is made by ou
Then rise as \ou ne'er rose before,
Nor hoped before,
Nor dared before.
And .show as ne'er was shown before.
The power that lies in you!
Stand all as one
Till right is done.
Believe and dare to do!
Charlotte Perkins Gilnmn.
Extra Pious.
Little Janet has, besides a good ap
petite, a devout turn of mind, and in
her innocent zeal in this direction is
often an example to the rest of the
family. Her observance of the silent
Quaker grace at the heginning of
each meal is a pretty thing to look
upon, with its spirit of naive and
trustful thanitsgiving.
At supper the other evening Janet
had gone through her usual grace
then the viands were brought in, and
she immediately bowed her little head
again in silence.
"Why, Janet is saying two graces,"
said her elder sister.
"Yes," answered* Janet "but when
I said the first one I didn't know we
were going to have fried chicken!"
Old Maid Not Afraid.
An Eastern old maid, having read ot
the inability of directors to keep the
schools running on "account of the
teachers being married by rich bache-
.'ors, has made application for a school
in Miller, S. D., and in her postscrjpt
says: "Unless they act different from
the .bachelors in Minnesota, where I
have taught thirty-eight terms, you
qan depend on me to teach right along.
t'do hope there will be no danger out
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Examples of Jokes of Calhoun, Holmes,
Clay and WebsterTirade Uttered
by John Randolph of Roanoke in the
Upper House.
John C. Calhoun, when vice presi
dent, did not believe that, as "the pre
siding officer of the senate, he had any
right to call Senators to order for
words spoken in debate. John Ran
dolph ot Roanoke abused this license
by making a speech with the words:
"Mr. SpeakerI mean. Mr. President
of the Senate, and would-be President
of the United Stateswhich God, in
His infinite mercy, avert!" and then
launched into one of his characteristic
Calhoun's name recalls nullification.
When this was at its most rampant
stage the northern Senators depended
largely upon John Holmes ot Maine as
champion ot their side ot the chamber,
on account of his ready wit, says a
writer in the Century. John Tyler tried
to badger him one day by asking what
had become of that political firm once
mentioned by Randolph as "James
Madison, Felix Grundy, John Holmes
and the devil."
"The partnership," answered Mr.
Holmes, promptly, has been legally
dissolved. The senior member is dead,
the second has gone into letirement,
the third now addresses you and the
last has gone over to the milliners and
is electioneering among the honoiable
senator's constituents."
Clay and Webster were not habitual
humorists, but both had the gitt ot en
tertaining as well as of enthralling
their audiences. Clay ran mo.st to il
lustrative anecdote. While he was, in
the House a piominent politician de
serted the Whig party in the hope ot
starting* a general revolt. To hib dis
may he found himself quite alone and
then bent all his energies to getmii?
back into good standing. The inci
dent reminded Clay of a story. Said
"A stage coach took aboard a pas
senger who insisted upon riding with
the driver, and who diligently diew
upon the contents ot a bottle carried
in his great coat pocket. When his
potations at last overcame him he iei
off. The coach stopped long enough
for some charitable tra\ elers to align*
and pull the poor fellow out ot the
"'Ha!' he exclaimed, as he lcoket
down at his tattered garments, '\\c
had quite a (hie) turnover, didn't
'Oh, no,' answered one of his re
cuers. 'there was no turnover. \oi
only fell off.'
i say,' he persisted, 'theie was i
(hie) turnover, and I leave it to ta
Eveiy one joined in assuring i1
that the coach had not up&et.
"'Well,' he lemarked luetullv, a1-
tiled to (Climb iac to hi. ten
penh, I'd Lncwn t^at (hi. 1 wen i
n't have got off.'
On a ceilain afternoon the Sonatc
deck ot a fit ot striking in the
of one ol Wcbstc: most elie
speeches. Aftoi it had struck io'."i^ei
or fifteen, WeW^r held up one hn{.(
"Mr President,' said he, "the lec
is out ol order. I have the floor"
Dewey, a Dog, and a Boy.
Passing tie home ot Admiral Dcuev
recent 1 1 found the he.o ol Mai i'
out in f'roi.t attending to the ciushc
foot of a dog that had been strti' b.
a street car. The poor little ci ratine
looked up gratefully into the gicai
Admiral's lace as he bound the wound
The bandage was fastened with a sa*e
t.\ pin fromno matter wheie, the
Admiral is equal to emergencies.
A little later a voting man from ii]
in New England, who had dreaine
long of entering the navy, came mi
He told his mission in a manly way
He wanted to meet his ideal and ih
greatest living naval hero. There \\a-
a. hearty handgrasp, with a heart
word of inspiring encouragement. The
boy, six feet tall and over, scarcely 18
towered above the Admiral.
"Splendid! splendid!" he said, a- he
gazed upon the form of a lad who wa
determined to pace the bridge some
day. A great, tendei-hearted man is
America's own Admiral Dewey.Jot
Mitchell Chappie in National Maga
Lift Up Thine Eyes.
Coimude, that -eek' the clew
Of whence and whither to,
Rath")-, in trust, let be
The shrouded mjsteiy!
Brood pot, but tow aid the skies
Lift up thine eyes!
If the .sworn friendship fail,
And fleeing foes a.ssail,
If Lo\r, half deified,
Turn scornfully aside,
If opr Doubt arise,
Lift up thine eyes'
Grip faith, to thee (not fate*)
In the good ultimate!
With this, from suu to sun
I'ntil thy rare bt run,
And the last il^/Uxht dies,
Lir. up
Cliiton St.o'.aid. i Independent
Horrible to Contemplate.
They were two sisters who had
lived simply and quietly together.
When one of them died the other gave
the undertaker the bast black sillc
dress of the deceased to lay her out in.
The undertaker took two breadths
from the back cf the voluminous skirt,
as is the v-uctcm. But he put thsm
back again at the command of the liv
ing sister. "For," said She, "Iiow
would my sister lock walking arcand
the streets of Jerusalem .with no back
preadths in her sVtrt?"

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