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Minn., under act of Congress, March 3,
They say, one is born every second,
but one would not think that Mrs.
Isabelle Adams, widow of Al Adams,
"policy king" was sucker enough to
give her note for $30,000 to such an
arrant fake as Mrs. Gilbert, known in
the mystic world as Mme. de Brau.
She also gave her several thousands
of dollars at different times, of course,
Al got his money from the fools who
played against his game and it may
be nothing but retributive justice that
his widow should be buncoed out of
the money he left her.
It is not often that a woman's
beauty causes her to lose a job, but it
seems that this is the cause in the
case of a young woman in Bethany
College, W. Va. The young woman in
question was physical instructor and
was discharged because, as the faculty
said, "she was too beautiful to re
main in the same room with suscept
ible young men." Five of the young
men were expelled at the same time
on account of her fatal beauty.
Representative Frank Clark of Flor
ida has joined the Vardman-Blease
Heflin crowd. a a recent speech at
Washington he said he would not hesi
tate to join a mob and lynch a man
who had attacked a white woman. We
wonder if he would hesitate to joint
a mob to lynch a man who had assault
ed a black woman? Virtue should be
protected whether ones skin be black
or white. Color is only skin deep.
There is a Prof. Knox traveling
around the country, who claims to
have invented Mental Science. Ho
says it will bring long life and pros
perity. He say he will live 10,000
years. We don't know that we'd care
to live so long( but we'd like to have
the prosperity he claims may be had
under mental science.
One bank in New York has made
over $80,000,00 profits since it started
business in 1863 with a capital of
$500,000. This just shows how money
can make money, if properly handled.
W ASsay
ASHINGTON.Washington is full
of parks and the parks are full of a
perfectly democratic bunch of young
sters, but nevertheless probably the
most distinguished aggregation of lit
tle folks to be found in the world,
certainly the most distinguished to be
found in the parks of any American
Among the children in whom
everybody is interested are the two
little granddaughters of William Jen
nings Bryan. Young William Jen
nings, junior, is in Washington at
tending the law course of Georgetown
university and living with his young
wife and his two baby girls, Mary S.
and Helen V. Bryan, out on Biltmore
Another very, very distinguished lit
tle lady in the matter of ancestors,
past and present, is chubby little
Edith Grant, child of Lieutenant and
Mrs. U. S. Grant II. She is the great
granddaughter of President Grant, the
granddaughter of Gen. Fred Dent
Grant and Senator Elihu Root, Mrs.
Grant being the daughter of the New
York senator.
Distinauished Children Play in Capital Parks
Cupid Goes Out Window at Sight of Policeman
REV. W. J. Howard was.about to
"I pronounce you man and
wife' to fifteen-year-old Elizabeth
Walker and Frank Tolson, nineteen
years old, the other evening at the
clergyman's home, a policeman en
tered the room and arrested them.
The bridegroom and Elizabeth, with
tears in their eyes, begged the police
man to wait a few minutes before
arresting the bride. They showed him
the license and the ring, but he re
mained obdurate.
The next day the principals in the
near-wedding scene appeared before
Judge De Lacy in the juvenile court,
and they stoutly maintained that they
intended to be married anyhow.
It developed in the hearing In court
that a previous attempt to marry Tol
son had resulted in Elizabeth's ar
rest on a charge of incorrigibility for
which she was placed on probation
for three months.
The judge tried to show her that
her life, married to young Tolson,
would not be all roses.
"Can you make bread, Elizabeth?"
the court inquired.
"Yes, sir," she replied, hopefully.
"Biscuits, too?"
"Yes, sir."
Wanted Only $20,000,000 of Uncle Sam's Money
a Chicago attorney walked
int the office of the secretary
of the treasury the other day Francis
W. Taylor, Secretary MacVeagh's
private secretary, was prepared to do
anything in his power for him. Chi
cago is Mr. MacVeagh's home town,
and, besides, Mr. Taylor had heard of
the caller as a prominent attorney.
The private secretary managed to
keep from showing his alarm, how
ever, when the visitor said in a matter
of fact way that he wanted a check
for $20,000,000, which he declared the
government owed him.
"The secretary is very busy and I
would not dare act on a big affair like
this." Mr. Taylor said. "If you will
call later in the day I will have the
check ready for you."
The man promised to do so and de
parted. He did not return. Mr.
Taylor telegraphed friends in Chi
cago and was informed that his vis
itor was mentally deficient.
"That is only one of many queer
experiences I have had since I have
Society Wome Rol and Crawl for Goo Figures
women rolling on the
floor to aid the suppleness and
beauty of their figure prominent gov
ernment officials seeking to reduce
their weight by the same means,
can be seen daily in many of the
best homes of the national capital,
if one could only see some of the
prominent society folk within the
sanctity of their private lives, accord
ing Dr. William C. Woodward, health
officer of the district.
Not only do many of the people do
this, Doctor Woodward said, but they
likewise derive much of the benefit
which they seek by this strange
method and it is this habit which
does much to give Washington women
the name they have for graceful, well
formed figures.
Another prominent physician of
Washington, whose large practice
among society folk gives him a great
insight into their private lives, differs
with Doctor Woodward. Dr. Harry
A. Sellhausen, attending physician at
man. of the embassies and legations,
who was recently decorated by
Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria,
for his services to Baron Rengel
muller, the retiring doan of the diplo
matic corps, is opposed to the rolling
No little girl in Washington at
tracts quite so much attention as does
little Millicent Change, granddaugh
ter of the Chinese minister and the
only female member of the minister's
family who wears American dress.
But when little Miss Millicent goes
for her daily walk in the park there
is no smarter frocked little lady, and
with her round, rosy face and her
intensely dark eyes she is a mighty
attractive youngster.
Washington doesn't see much of the
McLean baby, for his parents are in
deathly fear of his being kidnaped,
letters threatening such a thing hav
ing been received by them two years
ago in Newport. For some time there
after the little heir to all John
Walsh's millions went out with a
nursemaid and a guard, his baby car
riage of stout steel and the dear lit
tle fellow locked inside of what lit
erally was a cage. He is not among
the children who run unhampered
and only nominally watched by the
gossiping nursemaids who speak
every known language under the sun.
When his nursemaid takes him out he
is never permitted five steps from her
apron string and always in the con
venient offing is a secret service man
from the McLean household staff.
Th3n there's Dr. Harvey W. Wiley's
babr Harvey W. Jr. The baby is a
handsome little fellow who smiles en
gagingly and gurgles pleasantly at
any and everybody who stops besides
his carriage to admire him.
"Cook a steak?" the court asked.
"Oh, yes. That's nothing."
"Can you darn socks and sew on
"Yes, sir."
"Well, do you like to do these
Elizabeth hesitated a moment, and
then decided that she did.
"You seem to be better fitted for
getting married than I supposed at
first," said Judge De Lacy. "But you
are silly to be thinking to be persis
tent in your idea of marrying this boy,
I'm going to place you in care of the
board of children's guardians."
Mrs. Walker expressed herself as
pleased with this turn in her daugh
ter's fortunes. The girl was taken
upstairs, and Tolson left the court
been with Mr. MacVeagh," Mr. Taylor
said. "The 'conscience fund' furn
ishes some odd episodes. One day
a Catholic priest came in and handed
me $1,500 In bills. This is for the
conscience fund, he said. 'I can
give no other details.'
"Q-\ another occasion we received
a money order for $32,000. No word
of explanation accompanied this con
tribution. Only the other morning I
received a letter with ten cents in
stamps. The writer, a woman, said
slie had used five two-cent stamps
which had not been cancelled and
wished to make restitution. We of
ten get letters inclosing a penny.
Most of these, I believe, are from
"There is one man who faithfully
sends $10 on the first of every month.
He is evidently employed in the
Portsmouth (N. H.) navy yard. He
wrote saying he had misused several
hundred dollars of the government's
money and would Bend $10 monthly
until it was squared and his con
science cleared."
As Mr. Taylor was talking a special
delivery letter was handed him. Slit
ting the envelope, he drew out a new,
crisp $10 yellow back. On a slip of
paper, in a business hand, was writ
ten "For the conscience fund." Noth
ing more. The cancellation stamp
showed the letter was from Washing
method of developing the grace of the
figure. He favors crawling on hands
and knees. This method may not re
duce the weight as well as rolling
on the floor, but it tends to strengthen
the muscles of the beck and to add
grace to the lines of th* waist.
Owing to the many rounds of social
duties, the teas and receptions, the
dinners and the theaiw parties,
Washington society folk are seldom
at leisure long enough to do a suffi
cient amount of exercise.
Beyond the exertion of rising in the
morning, stepping into their carriages
or automobiles, and of climbing the
steps of some friend's residence to
attend some social function, the so
ciety women are not able to indulge
in any other exercise because of lacfc
of time.
Mrs. Merrlwid, sitting before her
mirror, dipped her dainty finger into
a pot of Creme Diane, and smearing
the thuriferous compound on the low
er part of her face, began to rub it In
with considerable vigor. Her ma
ternal maiden Aunt Jane, finding her
thus employed, expressed some sur
prise, the hour of the operation being
"Too much pt it only makes em
deeper, Melissa, my dear," she ob
served kindly.
"Makes what deeper?" demanded
her niece with some asperity.
Aunt Jane coughed a deprecating lit
tle cough. "Excuse me," she said.
"I'm doing this because my face
aches," explained Mrs. Merriwid. "Do
you understand, auntie? It isn't be
cause of any waste of cellular tissue
attributable to senile decay and riot
ous living, as you seem to sweetly in
sinuate it's because I've overstrained
my cheek muscles smiling at Mr. Mot
ley's merry jests. That's what a
person gets for.being polite. I feel as
if I'd Just emerged from a protracted
gum chewing contest and had lost out
on a technicality. Kindly hand me a
towel. That man is a pest."
"I thought you liked him," said
Aunt Jane. "You said he was such
good company, if I remember rightly.
"Not stock company, however," said
Mrs. Merrlwid. "For a one night
stand he's all right, but he's no attrac
tion for a long run. He palls, dearie,
and I'm no pallbearer if I am still in
mourning.. I can take a joke as well
as any woman, but I lack the capacity
of the comic section editor's waste
"You're the most changeable wom
an I ever saw," remarked Aunt Jane.
"I like a little variety I admit, but
continuous vaudeville is something
He'd Instantly See
else again," said Mrs. Merriwid. "You
see how it's beginning to affect me,
don't you? After a session with that
Motley individual I feel as if I wore
large checked, |high-water inexpress
ibles and red whiskers and had to
talk up to them. Believe me, sweet
Aunt, It's demoralizing. 1 pity his
wifeif he ever gets one."
"I don't see any reason why he
shouldn't,", said Aunt Jane.
"I do," replied Mrs. Merrlwid. "He
couldn't pay a lady any serious atten
tion. As between a funny man and a
fat man, dearie, the fat man stands
the best chance of being loved. Mr.
Motley would say he couldn't stand a
slim chance, but, thank heaven! I'm
not Mr. Motleyor Mrs. Motley. You
know, pet, we like to be taken seri
ously. Perhaps because we haven't
any .sense of humor. I'll tell you
about that, Precious: If what Mr.
Motley anji others of his noble sex are
afflicted with is a sense of humor, let
us offer thanks that in all our close
association with them we havn't
caught It. I'll say for poor dear Hen
ry Merriwid that he hadn't any to
speak of. If I told Henry all at once
that the girl we had engaged the day
before had departed at three p. m.
with my souvenir coffee Bpoons and
that the water front in the kitchen
range had burst and that the moths
had got into my furs and ruined them
and that I'd been omitted from the in
vitations to Mrs. Swellup's reception
and spattered.hot fat on my arm fry
ing the potatoes and that the dress
maker had sent back my skirt with
puckers all down the seams, Henry
wouldn't have leaned back in his chair
and whooped with merriment. That's
what Mr. Motley would do. He'd in
stantly see the funny side of it, and
the next thing you know I'd be trying
to make a good -impression on a sym
pathetic jury. There's one thing: If
I made a plea of justification on the
aforementioned grounds, it would
tickle their sense of humor to such
an extent that they'd aquit me without
leaving their box."
"How can you talk so, Melissa?"
said Aunt Jane, reproachfully.
"Dearie," replied Mrs, Merriwid,
"men like Mr. Motley ought to be ex
terminated. Life iSD't anything more
than a joke to themat the other
fellow's expense. It's a scream when
a fellow being slips on something and
fractures his spine and when some
body's new five-dollar hat blows off
and rolls in the mud, he howls with
joy. Language is something for him
to play on, the Jew is a 'kike,' the
Irishman is a 'harp,' the Italian a
'dago' and the negro a 'smoke,' and
their mission in life is to furnish fun
ny stories about themselves for him
to tell. That's proud man's sense of
humorand I wish somebody could
tell me where the sense comes in. A
woman can't see anything particularly
mirth-provoking when people are
butted by goats or kicked by mules
It takes the fine perception of the mas
culine mind to properly appreciate the
ludicrous element in the casualty
"It waB only yesterday morning
that you laughed when I burned my
my front with the curling iron," Aunt
Jane accused.
Mrs. Merriwid giggled at the recol-1
lection. "I know I did, dearie," she
admitted, "but it wasn't so much the
calamity as the way you looked, and
besides, I didn't bray. There's a dif-]
ierence between a musical cachin
natory tinkle and a haw-haw. I
haven't got a red face and bulging
buttermilk eyes, I hope. I don't wear
fancy waistcoats and patent leather
shoes with scalloped tan cloth tops. I
don't shave my neck or drench my
handkerchiefs with cologne or brush
a six-inch strand of moist hair across
a bald spot."
"I don't see what that has to do
with it," said Aunt Jane.
"Then you must be suffering with
astigmatism, myopia and strabismus,"
replied Mrs. Merriwid. "I don't take
anything back about the disadvantages
of a chronic cut-up from social and
matrimonial points of view, but a
man can be perfectly killing, the life
of the party and even a sad wagif
he's the kind that can get away with
"Then I infer that your objection to
Mr. Motley is based rather upon his
personal appearance and manner than
his characteristic propensity to jest,"
with it," said Aunt Jane. i
"You may not have a keen sense of
humor, auntie dear." said Mrs. Merri
wid, "but you're a great little inferrer
at that. A lady's suitor may be some
thing of a joker, but he mustn'.t be a
"You mean too jocular, don't you,
Melissa?" asked Aunt Jane.
"I mean Oh, what's the use!"
said Mrs. Merriwid.
(Copyright, 1912, by W. Q. Chapman.)
Save the Sting.
George Bailey, who lives at Placer
ville, Cal., and wh- had been almost
blind for Bome time, was stung on the
face and eyelids while he was chang
ing a swarm of bees from one hive to
another, the other day, and his sight
was completely restored. We have
heard, too, of men who, by being
stung by bees, were cured of rheu
matism. Recently it was announced
that an Englishman had succeeded in
developing stingless bees. We feel it
our duty to earnestly protest against
his activity. Let him be headed off
before it is too late. If he is per
mitted to go ahead and arrange it so
that no bee will ever again have the
power to sting he may bring upon
the human race the greatest of all
calamities, for we have no doubt that
those who have the desire for eternal
youth may gain it through the stings
of bees if they can only find out how
to be properly stung.
Very Fishy.
Perhaps the most typical fish story
comes from Norway. Henrik Dahl of
.\alesund was a follower of Darwin.
Wishing to prove the theory of adapt
ability of a species to its environment,
he caught a herring in the fjord and
kept it in a tub at home. The water
he reduced day by day until the her
ring was able to do without any at
The next move was to train it to
live on dry ground. It flopped about
very awkwardly at first, but gradually
learned to move freely, and was able
at last to follow its master on his
One day Henrik had to cross a
bridge which was old and out of re
pair. His pete was hopping along,
jumping at flies now and again, all
heedless of danger. Unfortunately, on
the bridge it slipped, missed its foot
ing, fell through a hole into the har
bour, and was drowned.
When a man pays his wife's bills
without grumbling, her astonishhient
at his generosity is only equalled by
her suspicion as to what he has been
"4 m^^r^-^^fW^^Wf^-
Sittuiltt Jnsitttrte
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Graduates are almost universally successful. For further informan"
address President. EDWARD T. WARE. Atlanta, Ga!
Washington. D. C.
The Collegeof Arts and ScienceKSXAY MIIAER, A. M., Dean.
The Teachers' CollegeLEWIS B. MOORS, A. MM Ph.D., Dean.
The Academy-GEORGE J. CUMMINGS, A. M. Dean.
The Commercial CollegeGEORGE W. COOK, A. M., Dean.
School of Manual Arts and Applied Science
The School of TheologyISAAC CI,ARK, D. D., Dean.
The School of Medicine: Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical
CollegesEDWARD O. BAIAOCH, M. D., Dean.
The School of LawBENJAMIN F. LEIGHTON, LL. D., Dean.
For Catalogue and Special Information Address Dean of Department.
Beautiful Situation, Healthful Location. The Best iWoral and Spiritual
EnvironmentA Splendid Intellectual Atmosphere
Noted for Honest and Thorough work.
Offers full courses in the following departments: College, Normal
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Good water, steam heat, electri.c lights, good drainage. Expensess
very reasonable.P Opportunity for Self-help.
Founded by the Soldiers of the 62d and 65th
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Supported by the State of Missouri. Has
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All the advantages of tbe finwt and most completely
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Courses can be arranged in Elocution and Oratory.
GEORGE W. CHADWICM. Musical Director.
All particular! and pear boot mil be teuton application.
Sept. 27 ion Fo Informatio Addres
PRESIDENT R. W. MeGRANAHAN. Knoxville. Tenn.
Normal Industrial institute
Organized July 4, 1881, by the State
Legislature as The Tuskegee State Nor
mal School. Exempt from taxation.
WARREN LOGAN, Treasurer.
In the Black Belt of Alabama where the
blacks outnumber the whites three to one.
Over-1,500 students, more than 100 in
English education combined with in
dustrial training 28 industries in constant
Property consisting of 2,350 acres of
land. 103 buildings almost wholly built
with student labor, is valued at $1,250,000.
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$50 annually for the education of each
student ($200 enables one to linish the
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cash and labor.) Money in any\amount
for current expenses and building.
Besides the work done by graduates as
class room and industrial leaders,
thousands are reached through the Tus
kegee Negro Conference.
Tuskegee is 40 miles east of Mont
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the Western Railroad of Alabama.
Tuskegee is a quiet, beautiful old
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The aim of this school is to do prac
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its work is thorough its methods are
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The regular course of study occupies
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Tuition and room rent are fre-? The
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A from loans without Interest, and
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Gammon Theological Seminary,
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Washington Conservatory of
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Scholarships Awarded ArtisS3* Ete^lisls
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The facilities have recenay beer, increased
Other improvements are beinc. planned ttiat will
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Applications should be made several manias or
a year in advance, for it has become impossible
during the last few years to receive all v/ho a?ply.
The present enrollment is over SOO.
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A Practical Literary and Industrial
Trades School for Afro-American Bovs
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and a separate building. Address
Joseph D. Mahoney, Principal.
Box. 154. North Side. Pittsburgh, t.
\ip. Why do you wash in the hardest pos
sible way? Use PEAR.LINE, there's no
bending over the tub. no back kinks, no
work to speak of, no we&r and tear from
rubbing. Millions use PEARLINE. No
matter how or when you use PEARXINE,
or however delicate your hands or the
fa-bric, it is absolutely arm
Pek.rlirve ih rigkt636.ssel
Prone in the road he lay.
Wounded and sore bestead:
Priests, Levites past that way,
And turned aside the head.
They were not hardened men
In human service slack:
His need was great: but then
His face, you see, was black.
From the New York Independent.

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