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It's a very pretty picture, spirited
and a graphic representation of a lot
of paliiots breaking their fast. They
are .i cqmpany of the Bersagliari, the
most famous corps of the Italian
army. They are as jolly a lot of ad
venturers as ever appeared on the
-opera stage. Mapleson used to say
that he picked his chorus entirely
fresh every season from the best and
most spirited people of Italywho
could sing. .It was his pride that they
were the most lifelike operatic play
actors in the world.
Said Mr. Mapleson- "You read in
the papers about the bandits of the
mountains holding up British noble
men overy* few days for half a million
ransom, when not in the army fighting
for their country. Well, the best of
1It aims to publish all the news possible
2It does so impartially* wasting no words.
3Its correspondents are able and energetic-
VOL. 22. NO. 31.
Advertising Up a Tree
is the land of unique sign
painting and strange devices for ad
vertising. Millions of dollars have
been spent in New York city for the
expensive and elaborate signs, many
of them artistic and exceedingly at
tractive. But the genius who pre
empted a tree in ODe of the up-town
districts before surveyors and builders
came along drew much attention to
his signboards.
The picture shows the tree, which
is said to date back to the Revolution
and for more than a hundred* years
withstood the wildest storms that
swept the Atlantic const After a cen
tury of usefulness in shading thou
sands who passed that way the old
treo, although dead and hereft of foli
age, its limbs dried and as hard as
bone, stilt' serves the public with its
Not an Epoch-Making Implement.
"I can't make history with this
Uttering these words, the youthfsJ
Washington threw down the hatchet
which Santa Claus had brought him in
the "Boy's Complete Tool Chest," and
1 looked around for a real tool.
S PeterThat must be a lady's
maid waiting out there I've noticed
^her several tfmes looking through the
them are my opera chorus singers. I
allow them to go home every summer
to rehearse, so they take to theexperiment
woods aod mountains and capture
English Joidi? and hold them for a
"Result: When they return to New
York to sing in my companies in win
der they are letter perfect ain all kinds
of Italian life of which the opera
librettos are largely made up. Hav
ing been hard at work robbing and
shooting all summer they are able to
portray, say, 'Fra Di'avolo' and kindred
operas with astonishing realism and
It is not known whether the gentle
men in the picture are of those brave
Italian families who used to sing for
Mapleson in Italian opera.
advertising signs, telling men where
to buy real estate with a noble tree
thrown in.
Without doubt New York city has
teemed with more interesting features,
events and municipal revolutions than
any other town in the country. First
there was that historic sale of the isl
and for $25, a few drinks of rum and
a bit of tobacco to the Indians. Then
came the Dutch reign of law inter
spersed with much bigotry and quaint
old usages. Then the Revolutionary
war, with England's proud aristocrats
of the army in possession of the town.
Then came Fulton's steamboat.
Then the laying of the Atlantic cable,
the building of the Croton aqueduct,
the building of Central Park, and so
on to the end of the chapter. But
nothing has been so remarkable as the
growth of business in New York.
At Heaven's Gate.
says if I
USSeI 7r
dont take a little resWt and not work
so hard I'll be dead? in a year
vo^iV?^ your life's insured. c^^T
Happy Him (on the wjdalng en)
day we became en-
When President Roosevelt visited
Colorado a few months ago he called.,
attention to the importance of the
government horse breeding station re
cently established at Fort Collins.
At this experiment station, under
the Colorado state agricultural col
the charge of Dean W. L. Carlyle of
the Colorado state agricultural college
at Fort Collins, the government hopes
to develop the ideal American carriage
orse. The great stallion. Carmon,
formerly Thomas W. Lawson's Glori
ous Thundercloud, has been' selected
as the head of the stud. This great
horse, after the mature deliberation
of a committee of experts, was se
lected as being the nearest to the
ideal type of horse which it is pro
posed to develop. There are nineteen
mares, all of high breeding and se
lected with the same care that marked
tbe selection of Carmon,, and it is
hoped, by proper care and selection,
to develop a style of horse that will
be typically American, and that it will
have all the attributes of action, style
in rest, endurance, lung capacity and
The horse breeding experiment sta-
tion has been established only about
a year and a half. There are thirteen
colts running about the great pasture,
and these show all the markings and
characteristics of the highest bred
type of horseflesh. It is not expected
to develop the ideal American horse
at once, however. If a satisfactory
type is developed in twenty years, or
in the course of a generation, the sci
entists who are making this important
in evolution will be more
than satisfied. It is realized that the
work must be slow, and that years
must elapse before success can crown,
the work. Everything depends on the
start, howeyer, and It is gratifying to
learn that the leading horsemen of
the country commend the beginning
that has been made by the govern
ment, and have every faith in thecrisp
type of horse to be developed from
mares that now form the nucleus of
the government stud.
Not a move has been made in this
important work without the most ma
ture deliberation. A. D. Melvin, chief
of the bureau of animal industry at
Washington, has been in touch with
the work from the outset, the expe
riment being 'directly under his de
partment. Prof. Carlyle, who is in
active charge of the work, is one of
the recognized horse experts of the
world. Before coming to Colorado,
Prof. Carlyle was associated with t'ie
University of Wisconsin, where he
established a reputation as a horse ex
pert. Prof. Carlyle is now in Europe,
where he will remain* several months,
information that can be applied to
studying types of horses and gleaming
information that can- be applied to the
work at Fort Collins. He has the as
sistance of Prof. Walter H. Olin, pro
fessor of agronamy at Fort Collins,
and of James Hutton, the groomsman
in charge of the government stud. Mr.
Hutton was secured from the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, and he is regarded
as one of the few men in the country
capable of assuming active charge of
One of the mares at the government horse breeding station.
Carmon and th$ great show mares
that make up the government stud.
Even the vselec.tion
of Fort Collins
as the site of th|e experiment was the
result of carefuf calculation of ex
perts. Scientists* have found that the
plains of Colorado, stretching east
from the Rocky mountains, formed
the natural home of the horse in this
*counry. The late W. C. Whitney
equipped an expedition to find traces
of the first horse in this country ,and
the bones of the celebrated three-toed,
pigmy horse were unearthed near Jules
burg, Colo., showing that the plains
saw the earliest development of man's
best friend. No^ only does' the dry,
air, at thg Colorado altitudes,
give horses great lung capacity and
power, but the Absence of moistness
tends to make a^more solid bone for
mation. The covr ponies of the West
ern range are tie hardiest horses of
their size in i he world. Their great
lung capacity and their solid bones
combine to make them ideal for en
These facts decided the government
experts to select Colorado as the breed
ing ground of She American horse, and
the hardy tJbadition of the animals,
at Fort Collins would indicate that the
choice was a wise one.
The government stable is part of the
Colorado state agricultural college,
which, under the direction of Prof. L.
G. Carpenter, has become one of the
most successful institutions of its kind.
Like all the buildings at this remark
able institution, the stable is large and
'^K^ymoM -wis "ip"-
i and his groomsman, James Hutton.
through their paces by Mr. Hutton.
The selection of Carmon was the re
sult of a careful search by a commitr
tee consisting of Prof. George M. Rom
mel of the bureau of animal industry
at Washington, Prof. C. F. Curtis of
Iowa .Prof. Carlyle of Colorado and
Mr. Tichenor of Chicago ..the latter be
ing a famous horse owner and expert
Carmon is regarded as the nearest
approach to the ideal horse. He has
style and beauty in every move, and
his action is superb. In every way he
is regarded as a fitting horse from
which to develop a flawless progeny.
The mares in the government pas
ture are without pedigrees, but all are
great show^mares. Some of the better
known among them are Martha Wash
ington, a chestnut Kentucky Belle,
Miss Virginia, Wisconsin Queen, and
Bonny Iowa.
Physician Gives Hints of Value to the
In a suggestive article on bathing, a
doctor gives some hints which should
never be forgotten and which are of
interest to those who have long known
them as well as to those who have
not. Here are a few excerpts:
Should one feel chilled after a cold
bath and the following hard rub, that
realize that cold baths person must
are bad.
There is really no way I can suggest
that a person can tell whether or not
cold baths are good for him, except by
the glow and bodily warmth that
should follow. I think if the finger
nails look blue and the body is covered
with gooseflesh after the bath that it
is too strenuous, says the physician.
As to the method of taking baths, I
believe that a needle, shower or bath
sponge is best, for few are strong,
enough to stand a plunge,- and as to
sitting or lying in a tub of cold water,
I would say unhesitatingly that it Iscooked
unwise, for it takes too much animal
heat and results in a loss of energy
that is unnecessary. Frequently those
who are not strong enough to take a
cold water bath as it comes from the
spigot will find it immensely beneficial
when a bag of salt is placed in the
tub or by taking the chill off with the
addition of warm water, the bath will
still be practically cold, for the tem
perature will be much cooler than the
Cold baths should, as a rule, be
taken only in the morning directly af
ter rising, unless a person is very
warm and wants a cold tub on a hot
day or in a few cases of extreme fa
tigue. When very warm I would sug
gest that the individual wait until the
perspiration is entirely dried on the
body before getting into the water.
For the shock to the nerves and the
rapidity with which the blood is drawn
to the surface of the skin by the cold
is not good. This same rule applies to
salt water bathing. And many per
sons who jump into the surf when very
warm and covered with perspiration
often wonder why they feel nauseated
after they have been in a few minutes.
One of the most refreshing baths I
have ever taken is a combination* of
the cupful of cider vinegar and cold
water. If #it
commodious. There is an exercising
track in front, where Carmon and the
rest of the government horses are put on the body brings a shiver or if one
is not too cold I would
suggest lying in it from five to ten
minutes when particularly fatigued,
for the reaction is remarkable.
There is this to be guarded against
in cold water bathing, that it is not to
be done unless the person is physically
fit, never when the thought of the cold
feels weak. At such times a bath in
tepid water will be far better and will
have no bad results, as the cold one
Pain is a small price to pay for th%
joy of sacrifice.
Probably no ruler in the world
has such a modest country home as
the president of the United States. It
is situated in the heart of the wilder
ness, in the state of Virginia, .and is
called-Pine Knot because it is nearly
hidden in a clump of trees. The house
was partly built of the timber of trees
cut in the woodland to make a clearing
for it, and the porch in front is sup
ported by posts of these trees left in
their natural state.
The Roosevelt home is so -far away
from the nearest railroad that the
president and his family are obliged to
ride horseback or drive in a vehicle
for several hours after leaving their
car to reach it. The nearest, commu
nity of any size is over twenty miles
distant, and so few people live in this
part of the United States that between
the town and Pine Knot only about ten
houses can be seen.
This quiet spot was selected for a
home by Mrs. Roosevelt. The house
cost actually less than $500, for many
an American'laborer and farmer Hves
in a far better dwelling. The people
in the vicinity have much larger
houses, but it is comfortably furnished
and has a large open hearth, where a
fire is always burning on cold days and
4It is the organ of ALL Afro- Americans^ 5 t^
5-It is not controlleTb any ring or clique- $f$.
6It asks no support but the people's.
support but the people's
12.40 PER YEAR.
President Roosevelt's
Retreat at Pine Knot
taineers by the name of "Rosevelt's
Rest." This is no specious imitation,
with all "modern improvements," such
as many city dwellers delude them
selves into believing is "getting into
the country." Here you will find no
automobiles, and fashionable "week
end. parties." It is the sort of- a place
within the reach of any man. on living 1 hat
4 -f
BifkihsIt is foolish to waste time
and money building the Panama canal.
MifkinsWhy do you think so?
BifkinsBecause by the time it is
finished there will he nothing but air
ships to go over it. *A & &&$
They're Always There,
"Ho*r is it when parades go by,"
Complained the little runt,
"The tallest men'about you then.
Must always stand in front?"
wages. This is not the kind of terri
tory that any one would seek out as
a refuge from care and work unless'
his love of a nature were genuine un
less he wished the "real things." and'
these only. The nearest trolley line
is fifteen miles across the hills, and
"Scottsville, the only town within driv
ing distance, is an hour away. If the
larder is empty, Wilmer's store can be
reached in half an hour on horseback
at the "Corners." Wilmer's carries a
limited stock of potted ham, pork, cod
fish, crackers and ginger snaps, but
does its heaviest trade in axle grease
and cartridges. If the president wish
es a more varied assortment, he must
ride on to Scottsville.
There are no markets, no cold stor
age, no telephones to the butcher, the
baker and the ice man. But every
where is the bigness of the outdoor
world, mile after mile of walking and
riding without sign of human handi
work except the infrequent cabin of
the mountaineer. In this Piedmont re
gion of Virginia, every man's hand is
outstretched to the stranger, every
latch string holds a welcome, and there
is no trace of the civilized hostility and
distrust between man and man. The.
president of the United States is
in the evening. The house has but
four rooms and a small shed, where
the meals for-the president's family are
by the one servant. At times
Mrs. Roosevelt, who is an expert in
cuisine, prepares the meal with her
own hands.
The next door neighbor is a lithe and
clear-eyed mountaineer, whose affairs
have prospered until he owns a house
that cost at least two thousand dol
lars. He is one of the most prosper
ous resiednts of the section, is Sam
Hoffman, in his two-thousand-dollar
mansion. But Sam takes off his hat
when he meets his neighbor.
If you were riding that way, and
chanced to see this refuge chosen by
Theodore Roosevelt as a country place,
you would think it the clearing and
the home of a settler carving out his
humble niche in the wilderness. And
if the owner is there, you may see him
laying his axe, with sturdy'arm, into
the butt of a pine which must give
way to make way for his clearing.
Just woods, and the smell offir,andthe
the mountain winds, and a roof for
shelter, and a joyous solitudethese
are what the president sought '"and
found in "his nook of the woodland,
which is dignified among the moun-
"Neighbor" Roosevelt wherever he may
gander around "Plain Dealing" plan
tation^ :And because, he chooses this
kind of life and this unadorned sim
plicity of living for his recreation
hours, he unconsciously sets his fellow
citizens an example of sterling value.
So-called "country life" has been made
a good deal of a farce by the rich who
built themselves huddled palaces and*
call them "cottages who call it "va-
cation" to spend the summer at New
port and the winter at Palm Beach
who take their pleasures in droves,
with prodigal ostentation of outlay,
and who talk of "the simple life" as if
they really had a notion of what the
words mean.
The house is located about 150 miles
from Washington, and the president
and Mrs. Roosevelt are fond of going
there for three or four days occasion
ally to rest. They ride horseback, hunt
and take long walks for exercise, and
occasionally join their neighbors in
following the hounds.Henry Hale in
There is a member of congress*from
the Southwest who had a trying expe
rience in learning to run the big mo
tor car he purchased this winter.
bne day a friend said: "How are you
getting along with the thing?"
"Oh, I'm making progress," was the
modest reply of the Southwesterner,
"Doing pretty well, eh?"
"Yes/% resumed the congressman,
gravely. "I can spit now and very
soon I expect to be able to raise my
extravagant statement."
RiveFs (stopping to sharpen his pen
cil)How do you spell the plural oL
'"dodo?" wfth or without the e?
Brooks (who isn't ouite sure)~foa
don't have to spell !t. There's, no
Getting a Truthful Statement. /&
BillA man doesn't know who tS*M
believe, nowadays. Vp
JillT-Oh, I don't know! Just ask the
cashier at your bank how your account "w
stands, and you're not likely
bfrdflow. It's extiaoL W^

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