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Tha American proceeded to cot him
aelf comfortable in the chair when the
young man aald: "Would I be putting
you to too much trouble, air, If I
naked you to lie down on your back
on hl* couch, air, instead of alttlng
up in tha chair? I am euro I can make
a better job of It, air. and It will be
quite aa comfortable for you, air."
The American waa lasy enough to
comply without protest and the shar
ing exercises proceeded very comfort
ably. When the barber bad finished
and bad received his sixpence the
American said. "Would you mind tell
ing me why you prefer the couch to
the chair?"
"It's Just this way, sir," aald the
young man. "I'm not the regular bar
ber here, but the proprietor, and we
have quite-a trade in shaving corpses,
air, and 1 am out nearly all the time
doing this work and I sort of got out
of the hang of shaving In a chair, sir
and I beg your pardon, but I hope you
don't mind, sir."
The American didn't mind. It Was
worth it, for he has already told the
atory a thousand times.
Absent-Minded Professor.
In a Washington club a member of
the senate started to light a cigar, but
became so engrossed in some other
thought that he forgot the burning
match In his band until the flames
reached his fingers. Whereat Attorney
General Wickersham smiled.
"A case of absent mindedness," he
remarked, "that reminds me of the ex
perience of a certain professor. One
evening on returning home to dinner
the professor was met at the door by
his wife, who led him into the house
with a reproving glance.
'Do you know, John,' said she, Just
a little poutfully, 'that you went away
this morning without kissing me good
'You don't really mean it,?' return
ed the professor. 'You must be mis
'Oh, no, I'm not,' declared the good
woidan. 'Not a single kiss did you give
la that so,' responded the profes
,aor, with a thoughtful expression,
then who In the deuce did I kiss?"'
Rainfall In United 8tatea.
Moat of the rainfall of the United
Btatea cOmea from cyclonic storms
aweeplng across the country toward
the east, according to definite routes,
according to the time of year. But
In past times there has been a shift
ing of the great climatic zones, de
scribed in the current Bulletin of the
American Geographical society by
Ellsworth Huntington. In the case of
Mexico, Mr. Huntington flndB an ex
planation for the magnificent ruins
of an ancient civilization in the dense
forests of Yucatan by reference to the
shifts in the area, of these cyclonic
storms, which caused the tropical for
ests to overrun the formerly drier and
habitable la&ds.
Apirlean Vlaltor In London Got HI*
pBS Shave i«d Added Good Story
$$}• Tho barber's parlor is not aaarly ao
common la London aa in Aaorlean
?J',i atttaa. An American tourlat waa look-
tag about tor a plaoo to got ahaved
oao of the aide atreeta found a
plaea which hadaome of tha window
aridancM Of a barber ahoy. Whan ha
stepped inside he found a young man
Jelsuraly reading tha morning paper.
Tha place waa email and there waa
only one barber's chair.
"Can I gat a •have?" aald tha Amer
"Tea, air, I can ahare yon," said tha
jroung man.
Possibly With Reason.
Company Ms calling, and mamma,
who had betn compelled to retir§ to
her room, to change her gown, sent
her little girl down to entertain the
lady. The (hild took her place on a
atool, nursing her knee, and talking
quite volubly. When presently the
conversation lagged, the little girl
racked her brain, then with a sudden
stroke of inventive naivete, ahe look
up, aaying: "My name's Helen. Tea,
ma'am, and sometimes they call me
Hel' for short."
The bishop was examining a
of girls.
"What's the best preparation foi
entering the state of matrimony?" he
"A little courting, sir," was the re
ply of a simple-looking girl.—P. I. P.
Kitty—Why are you so glum, dear?
Marie—Jack made an awful threat
last night when I rejected him.
Kitty—What? To shoot himself?
Marie—Oh, worse than that He
aald he'd never propose to me again.
"Didn't you think he had a rapt look
en his face while he was talking to
her last night?"
Tea, and he had a rapped look on
one eye after he had met her sweet
heart later in the evening."
Bull and Bear Gavotte.
"You have never Buffered from finan
?}-dal reverses'?"
-.r' "No,* replied Dustln Stax. "Finance
,'^la like dancing. When the market
turns round and goes the other way
••j|you must reverse with ft"
6he Had Help.
Glbbs—So your wife quarreled with
you. I thought you said she was blind
to your faults.
Dlbbs—She was blind to them, All
right, but she wasn't deaf and tye
neighbors' posted her. ..
Preserving an Industry. H.
"Hiere haven't been any autoL.
biles violating the speed limits foi
more than a week," said the con
stable. "WbatH we do?"
"Arrange to lower the speed limit,'
—.maw* I
Results of First Year's Operation
of Weeks Law.
More States Co-operate With rederal
Government During the Coming
Year—The Allotment la Fig
ured at $70,000.
Washington.—Results in forest fire
protection after the first year's oper
ation of the Weeks law have been
complied by the
Wdeks law called for
service. The
tween the federal government and the
states in protecting the water sheds
of navigable rivers from forest Urea.
A lump aum of $20,000 waa appropri
ated to be expended in fire protec
tion in the aid of auch states as bad
fire laws and a protective system of
their own. The amount to be spent
by the general government was to be
not greater than the amount appropri
ated by the several states.
Cooperation was invited by the gov
ernment as soon as the money was
available. Eleven states took part in
the work laat year. Maryland waa the
moat southern of these states. Most
of New England participated, and Wis
consin, Minnesota and Oregon also
took part The total state expendi
ture was $101,200, and the federal ex
penditure $38,000. The allotment to
the states was larger than than, but
all of the money was not expended.
The results were so good, however,
that more states have passed forest
fire laws, and more' will co-operate
with the federal government during
the coming year. The allotment for
this co-operation is figured $70,000.
The argument that was used by the
forest service in urging the co-opera
tion of the states was the Immense
fire loss annually In the forests of tho
country. It is estimated that there
are 10,000,000 acres of forest burned
annually In the United States, and the
loss averages $20,000,000. The loss In
some of the states Is enormous. In
Wisconsin, for instance, in 1908, there
were more than a million acres burn
ed, and the loss was more than $9,000,
000. In 1900 in the same state^the
loss sank to $104,000, but the next
year It rose to $5,000,000.
Under the operation of the Weeks
law the fire patrols were strengthened
and the system of trails, telephones
and lookout stations was Improved.
.The patrolmen In the woods put out
small fires left by campers and fisher
men and warned all the parties that
they met of the danger of leaving any
sort of fire. More than 4,000 such
warnings were given.
Many of the private timber owners
have seen the advantage of this sort
of fire insurance and have organized
mutual fire protective associations and
are contributing materially to their
support. It is hoped by the forest
service that all the states having for
ests will organize and participate in
the work, because it is said that the
material returns from such invest
ment are very large.
The first checks paid to pensioners
under the new system, which did
away with eighteen
Pension Checks
One of the things that pleases him
most about the new method of pay
ment, Dr. Thompson declared, is that
all the checks, are drawn on the treas
ury of the United States. In days of
stringency or money panic, he says,
this would tend to keep money from
concentrating, for the thousands of
banks throughout the country that
would be called on to cash pension
checks, totaling many millions annual
ly, would be able to keep their actual
sash at home.
Alaskans Face
"Tuberculosis will
exterminate the na
Proportion of
A a a In
:ourse of sixty to seventy years if not
eradicated at once," says Dr. Emil
Krulish of the public health service,
reporting to the United States com
missioner of education. "I am of the
opinion that 15 per cent of the entire
population Is infected with tubercu
losis In either the active or the latent
stage. With the advent of the white
man into the territory the native has
contracted his diseases, with the re
sult that tuberculosis and other dis
eases are degenerating and depopulat
ing the race."
Dr. Krulish has just returned from
a seven-months trip through Alaska,
where he went on special detail to
examine the physical condition of the
natives. He found the home condi
tions responsible for much df the mis
ery that exists. While in some cases
native houses compare favorably with
those of white people, Dr. Krulish tellB
hbw in the crowded, unventilated
rooms of most of the- villages all eat
from the same dish, drink from the
Eggnog for Invalids.
Separate the yolk from the white of
an egg, beat the yolk thoroughly and
then beat the white to a froth, add a
heaping teaspoonful of sugar, a trifle
of salt. Stir these into the yolk and
then add the white. Add enough milk
to fill the glass and stir. Add either
one or one-half spoonful of sheiry.
The salt offsets the flavor of the egg.
.. V1
John Adama' Treatment for Cold.
In a letter dated May 12, 1774, John
Adams wrote to his wife: "My cold
same teapot spout, use tha same' towel
and expectorate on the same floor. It
la under oondltiona ilka these that
the native population of Alaska de
creased 14.6 per oent between 1900
and 1»10.
The altuatlon Is by no means hope
leas, however, If further remedial
measures are taken at once, according
to Dr. Krulish. He points out that in
Sitka, where for the five years pre
ceding 1912 Dr. M. H. Foster of the
public health service found an annual
death rate of 88 and a birth rate of
72, or a net loaa of IS per thousand,
the death rate during the paat year
waa but 29 per thouaand.
While giving due credit to the pres
ent medical service. Dr. Krulish de
clares that it is entirely Inadequate to
the demand. "At present there is no
appropriation available for the erec
tion of hospitals," be asserts, "al
though these institutions are neces
sary tor the proper treatment of cases.
The physicians now employed are
working at a disadvantage in rented
bulldinga that are unauited for the
treatment of the sick, while many of
them have no hospital facilities at all,
but even with this equipment good re
sults are being accomplished. The
present medical work should therefore
be extended and placed upon a firm
and permanent basis."
The summer cruise of the midship
men at the naval academy will begin
this year on June
Summer Cruise ma*!*
of the Middies
Big Demand
for Bulletins
agencies in various
on Time ?art8 ,the ®°un
try, uniting them
under one head, have Just gone out
and every one of the more than 300,000
due in February was In the mail on
"The crucial test, the one which we
were not sure whether we would be
able to pass successfully, has been
majde without a hitch," said Dr. Alvah
H. Thompson, in charge of the dis
bursements the other, day, after the
last pensioner's check had started on
its way. "On account of the vast work
involved in bringing in all these agen
cies with their voluminous records, It
was feared there might be some de
lay the first month, but Buch happily
1b not the case."
at the navy depart
ment the other day.
On that date the ships of the Atlantic
battleship fleet will arrive at Annap
olis to take on board the midship
men. The first and second classmen
will be distributed among the ships of
the active fleet, on which they will
make their practice cruise. The mem
bers of the third clasB will go for a
foreign cruise on board the battleship
Illinois. The foreign ports to be vis
ited by the Illinois have not as yet
been selected.
With their allotments of midship
men on board the vessels of the fleet
will return to Narragansett Bay for
further maneuvers and fleet exercises.
They will leave Annapolis June 9 and
are due at Narragansett June 13. En
route an elaborate war game will be
played. The midshipmen will remain
on board the battleships until August
30, when they will be disembarked at
Annapolis. During the period of July
4 celebrations the ships of the fleet
will be dispersed among various ports
of the North Atlantic coast.
It i& now twenty-three years since
the first farmers' bulletin was issued
by the department
of agriculture, and
growth of the series
has demonstrated the need of brief,
inexpensive publications, which con
vey useful information to practical
people in plain everyday English. At
first the growth was comparatively
slow, but at this time the number of
bulletins has reached five hundred,
and the total output is more than
ninety-eight million copies.
The growth of the popularity of this
series of bulletins is not more clearly
Illustrated by the total number dis
tributed than by the fact that the an
nual distribution has been increased
from 150,000 in 1890 to nearly eleven
million in 1912, with an unsatisfied de
mand for at least five million more
copies than the money at the depart
ment's disposal could supply. Schools
of all grades and institutions of high
er education are using them in con
nection with their courses of Instruc
tion—a use that it is extremely de
sirable to encourage by a generous
response to the increasingly large de
There was a net decrease of five
officers and a net Increase of 4,455 en
listed men in the
Strength of
Regular Army
authorized strength
°f *he regular army
last year. The an­
nual report of Brig. Gen. George An
drews, adjutant general of the army,
made public recently, shows that the
present strength of the army is 4,650
officers and 87,965 men. There are
1,017 officers on the retired list.
The regiments having the lowest
percentages of desertions were the
Tenth cavalry and the Twenty-fifth In
fantry. both colored organizations.
The Tenth cavalry has been one of
the two regiments having the lowest
percentages of desertions for the past
three years.
Artificial Flowers.
The artificial flower which started
in with a popularity that bespoke a
passing fad, is still retaining its pop
ularity with no suggestion of the fad.
Indeed, it seems here to stay. And^no
more attractive ornamentation for an
evening gown can be imagined than
a single LA France rose, the like of
which was seen in an exclusive millin
ery shop the other day. So perfect
was it that it is doubtful if a real
rose would have had an advantage
over it and the pftce was only $1.
Gardenias may be bought in the same
shop at the same price.
By the way/there is a new arrahge
ment of these artificial bouquets that
is causing a deal of comment. It la
called the Lavalliere and consists ot
strip of ribbon three-quarters of
yard long and one-third of a yard wide
which is attached to the bouquet And
hangs from it. The most startling
thing, however, is that no effort Is
made to have the ribbon match the
gown In any way. To a conservative
person this does not sound very at
tractive, but, nevertheless, it is being
well received.
Is the most obstinate and threatening
I ever had In my life. However, I
am unwearied in my endeavors to
subdue it and have the pleasure to
think I have had some success-. I
rise at 6, walk three miles, keep the
air all day, and walk again in the
Makea Quite a Difference,
Mason—"Do you think it's unlucky
to have,IS at table?" Brown—"Not if
the thirteenth, la paying for the dlQ
There ia a new and striking fqree at
work In the army of sociology alnce
the eatablishment
of tha branch of
the Chicago Juvt
nlle court over
which Mlaa Mary
Judge Bartelme did not alt on an
levated bench when ahe began her
session/ She aat In a chair at a table
so that the little white-faced babiea
brought in charged with all sorts of
incorrigibility could creep up close.
One of the firat to be taken before
the woman judge with the kindly face
and understanding eyes was Jennie.
Poor Jennie is only thirteen. She
had no mother and her father is miss
ing. She haa had no regular home.
"Jennie, is all this true?" Inquired
Judge Bartelme.
The alliance of the young couple
will bring a practical solution of the
found by any other individual.
Mr. Bushrod Washington, who Is
well paBt middle age, is living qui
etly near Goodman, Mo., on a mod
est scale, he is living, in so far, as
country surroundings are concern
ed, much the saifte life passed by hiB
famous relative, though his life is
by no means either so luxurious or
so. primitive as that of the old plantar
tion. He served in tho Union army
during the Civil war, and in the cam
paigns in the far south conducted him
self with signal bravery.
As with so many of the branches
of the Washington family, this par
ticular one will come to an end with
the life of Mr. Bushrod Washington,
for he has but one child, a daugh
James H. Brady was the other day
swdrn in as United States senator
from Idaho to
fill out the unex
pired term of the
late Weldon B.
publican state committee and govern
or of the state of Idaho. He is a na
tive of Pennsylvania, from which state
also came his predecessor, Senator
Treating a Cold.
We like to think that we are much
wiser, much more sensible and much
further advanced than our ancestors,
and so we are perhaps in many ways.
Yet almost a hundred and forty
years ago John Adams, who was
working for his country like many
other men and who had no idea that
he would one day be president, and
that his payings would be worth quot:
lng, prescribed the most modern sort
of treatment lor a cpld—plenty of
M. Bartelme pro
aides aa aaaoclate
Judge with Judge
The new court
bears all eaaea
involving glrla in
the preaence ot
women court olll
ciala only. Only a
few caaea hava
been heard ao far, but the reault haa
been aatounding in that little glrla
who sullenly refused to talk of their
experiences before a man Judge and
in tha presence of men oourt officers,
have unhesitatingly revealed to Judge
Bartelme Information which haa al
ready landed peveral men in cella to
await action by the grand jury.
Cupid has won In a battle with
Mai*.and the love god practically has
banished the war
god In the Ger
man and British
mind. But it can
hardly be said
even by a stretch
of the imagina
tion that the en
gagement of Prin
to a
Louise, the only
daughter of the
kaiser, and Prince
Ernest of Great
Britain and Ire
land, duke of
Brunswlck-Lueneburg, son of the duke
of Cumberland, is a love match.
Despite the often reported state
ment that the kaiser's daughter would
follow the dictates of her heart, and
would never be sacrificed on the po
litical altar, the impression prevails
that the alliance is largely, if not
entirely, political. It is a typical Ger
man "practical marriage," an alliance
wherein the heart's inclination may
not be excluded but where love prob
ably figures less than high politics,
just as many marriages in other
strata in German society were prac
tical questions in regard to prop
erty, society and business are usually
considered first and are regarded as
the soil on which love will sprout
The one living American to whom
the anniversary of Washington's
birthday means
more than any
other is Bush
rod D. Washing
ton, In whose
veins, according
to the generally
accepted verdict
of genealogists
and the opinion
of many of the
Washington fam
ily, flows more of
the blood of Gen.
Washington's fa
ther than is to be
Heyburn. He suc
ceeds immediate
ly Senator I. K.
Perky, Democrat,
who was appoint
ed to serve until
the Idaho legisla
ture elected.
Mr. Brady Is a
an a
has been chair
man of the Re­
'At tnto Jamea Russell
Then there waa
The child shivered aa though with
cold. The Judge took the little girl In
ber arms and cuddled her. Jennie
burst Into tears. Judge Bartelme
whispered info the litUe girl's ears
and crooned over her. It waa a most
unjudioial proceeding.
Then Jennie sobbed out her atory.
It was a story that ought to get half a
dosen rascals of the South aide whip
ped with a lead-tipped cat and than
impriaoned for lifa.
"Thirteen years old," commented
the Judge, aa poor Jennie waa taken
away to a place where there are aome
more motherly woman—"juat a babe
in arms, tbat'a all."
ed Mary with the frightened eyea.
want to be good—I want to be
good," the child aobbed. "Juat give
me a chance and see if I don't"
A few minutes later Mary had re
lated another atory of the way »that
little girls are made over into evil
women before they are twenty and
Judge Bartelme waa quietly iaaulng
papers that may land aome of the
girl's tutors behind bars.
"And are you telling me the truth,
Mary?" Miss Bartelme asked.
"Every word is true," answered the
child—"You are the firat person I
have ever told all the truth to since
I was old enough to tell a lie."
"There Is no doubt of the efficacy
of the new plan," commented Judge
Bartleme. "Girl children will not tell
their troubles to men. Moat of theae
poor children have no conception of
the horrors they relate."
Guelph question and will end the 40
year feud between the English Guelph
house and the house of Hohenzol
Prince Ernest is the grandson of
the Kingllsh king of Hanover, blind
George, who was deposed in 1866 by
Prince Basmarck and the kaiser's
grandfather. Hanover was annexed
to Prussia, because King George re
fused to Join Prussia in the war
against Austria. Prince Ernest's
mother is a sister of Queen Alexandra
of England.
The death of Prince Ernest's elder
brother in an automobile accident in
1912, when the kaiser expressed his
condolences in an unusually sympa
thetic manner, was followed by Prince
Ernest calling on the imperial family
at I'otsdam to thank the emperor,
which was one of the first steps in
closing the gulf between the Hohenzol
lerns and the irreconcilable Guelph
duke of Cumberland, who still main
tained bis claim to the Hanoverian
Princess Victoria Louise will be 21
in September. Sbe has been much
petted, but has not been spoiled. She
is a favorite with the imperial fam
ily. She cannot be termed beautiful,
but is attractive, and has a certain
charm. She is a favorite with the
Qerman people, because of her girlish
simplicity, her unaffected manners and
dress and her close attention to her
mother, the empress. This fondness
for her mother has always appealed
to German women.
Mr. Washington's closeness of rela
tionship to the founder of Mount Ver
non is due to the fact that he traces
his descent from Augustine Washing
ton, the father of George Washington,
along three lines. Twice In the line
of his ancestry the Washington blood
has been strengthened by the mar
riage of cousins, who were also de
scended from Augustine Washington.
This, it is thought, is true of no
member of the family other than Mr.
William De Hertburn Washington,
and it is said that in his case one
ot the cousins was more remotely de
scended from the common ancestor.
The whole subject of Washington's
relationship is In dispute, however,
and no dogmatic statement can be jus
In the city which bears his name,
thrse, at least, of Washington's rela
tives are known to reside, and there
may be others. Those known to live
here are Lawrence Washington, li
brarian of the house reading room in
the library of congress Thomas Cun
ningham Washington and T. B. Wash
ington, both connected with the navy
department. Mr. Lawrence Wash
ington has eight sons and four daugh
ters to carry on the blood of Augus
tus Washington. Mr. Lawrence
Washington and all the brothers and
sisters were born in Mount Vernon,
-jid this often causes them to be
considered the nearest relatives of
George Washington.
Heyburn. For several years he was a
resident of Kansas and he attended
school in that state. He went to Ida
ho in 1894.
Senator Brady is chairman of the
advisory board of the National Coun
cil of Women Voters and is an hon
orary vice-president of the Panama-Pa
cific International exposition, and oth
er organizations.
B^fbre he had Berved In the senate
15 minutes his vote as a Republican
was of material assistance to the Re
publicans of the senate. He voted
with the other Republicans in fayor
of an executive session. The motion,
was carried, 36 to 34. Had Senator
Perky still been serving he, as a Dem
ocrat, would have voted with the Dem
ocrats and the motion for an executive
session would have been lost by a tie
"Tramps lead a vegetable sort of
life, don't they?" "Of course they dv
Aren't they beats?"
Dally Thought'
To cultivate kindness is a great
part of the business of life.—Samuet
One Day.
One day, with life and heart, it
more than enough to find a-world—•
James Russell Lov9
Social Leader Sells Hats for a
Vf.' '"Vy
Friends of One of Newport'e Younger
Bet Surprised to Learn She la "In
Trade"—Huaband'a Bualneaa
Reversss ths Cause.
When the frlenda of Mra. Newton
Adama, leader of Newport'e younger
set, opened their mall the other adorn
ing and glanced over their heap of
invltationa as they sipped their ten
they were aurprlaed to learn that their
one-time companion in social gayetlea
Is now holding dally receptions in the
millinery department of the John
Wanamaker store.
The tall, handsome and well-known
young matron who waa one of the
moat popular hoatesses of the summer
colony la helping to fill the family
purae because of financial losaea
which came recently to her and her
husband. She is working the regular
hours of any vendeuse and is earning
a very acceptable salary selling hats in
the little French shop called Marcelle
Old friendfe of the family do not
know that Mrs. Adams' brother, Fran
cis H. Potter, nephew of the late
Bishop Potter and formerly secretary
of the American legation in Madrid.
Spain, is another employe df this
bouse. Mr. Potter began his business
career there a short time before Mrs.
Adams entered upon hers. In fact, it
was Mr. Potter who paved the way for
his sister's entry into the world new
and strange to her.
"It's ever so much nicer to be sell
ing bats than to be making boudoir
caps and pink satin pin cushions at
home," Mrs. Adams acknowledged,
when she chatted about her new work.
"Some of my friends thought I should
do somethihng at home instead of go
into business. I prefer this be
cause there is more money in it and
it is pleasanter.
"I adore hats. They have always
been my fad. And really I am enjoy
ing this new work more than anything
else I ever did.
"Do I find the customers disagree
able? Not at all. If you are pleasant
to those who come Into the shop they
are pleasant to you."
But as Mrs. Adams is the embodi
ment of charm and graciousness, that
may have something to do with the
pleasant reception she constantly
"We are sending out cards to let my
friends know where I am," Mrs.
Adams resumed. "Of course, my in
timate friends have come to see me.
and I hope the others will when they
receive the announcements."
"Why didn't you try a tea room or
a shop of your own?" the reporter
"That takes capital. And as I had
no capital it would have meant bor
rowing. Then, besides, you are bur
dened by so much responsibility and
worry if you have your own shop
Here I am free from worry and every
one is charming to me—they all were,
even before they knew anything more
about me than that I was a new
comer. And I am learning rapidly.
"I've learned that if a woman comes
In and wants a blue hat, which you
haven't In stock, and she goes out hav
ing purchased a red one, you have
made a good sale—good unless she re
turns the hat the next day. And I am
learning other things, too.
"But seriously, this is the place to
study human nature and to get in
close touch with human beings. It
would be a splendid thing if more
women who devote their time to so
ciety would go to wprk. The training
is excellent and it's more Interesting
than teas and bridge.
"Work is work, and it is rather silly
to think that you should try to do
something you cannot do merely be
cause it is considered a little bit
nicer than something else. And don't
you think that well-bred women are
more and more going into business
There is room, and they are well paid,
especially in a shop like this."
Mrs. Adams is the mother of a baby
nine months old which she leaves at
home with a maid.
A Spark-Making Alloy.
It is a curious fact that when 70
per cent, of cerium is alloyed with 30
per cent, of iron, the metal thus pro
duced possesses the remarkable
property of giving off a shower of
sparks when struck lightly by steel
This substance has been used. for
making auto-igniters for gas burners,
miners' acetylene lamps, and cigar
lighters. It has been proposed to
utilize it for igniting motor headlights,
and even to employ it as a substitute
for electric ignition, in the cylinders.—
The Sunday Magazine.
Touch of Nature.
The little boy took his wagon and
went out in the street to coast. He
was too young to know how to guide,
so the wagon ran into the curb,
and his head was bumped. As he ran
to his mother for comfort, he sobbed:
"Oh, muvver, that old hill's so
Yotf may hardly believe It, but a
few of us older children take the
same view of our upsets.
The Result.
"What was the result of that popu
larity contest?"
"It spoiled the dispositions of a
whole lot of fellows who thought they
ought, to have won the prize."
Painful Operation.
She—"John, why on earth are you
wearing those goggles?" John—"Only tion
a moment, dear, until I finish this
a it
Dally Thought.
As the yellow gold is tried in the
the faith of friendship must
be seen in adversity.—Ovid.
To Whom It May Concern.
Ambrose C.rosslots says: "Ev'ry "l« her hair a crpwn of 8
once in a wiile the eyes of the law "Yes, and every night she abaic
need epecs."—Judg*
•»ees."-^uaf«^^,.^ Tovict.'
:u :'VWv:
Siaugnter Likely to Exterminate
Species in Arizona.
Closed Season for Two Years th« Onl»
Thing That Will Sava It From
extinction Is the Declara
tion of Expert
So *™at haa been the slaughter ot
deer in Arizona and New Mexico the
past aeaaon that a movement Is on
foot to have a law enacted by the
next legislature in both states clo#.
ing the season for hunting deer for
two years. W. P. Geary, chairman ot
the Arlsona corporation commission,
who recently returned from a hunt
of a month in the Grand Canyon dis
trict, declares that if the killing
not stopped deer will be almost
tlnct in this state within a fev
"I am moat emphatically in favor ot
cloalng the aeasob on deer for two
years," saya Geary. "Not only have
the hunters, who ought to know bet
ter, availed themselves of the remote
ness of the hunting grounds to exceed
their rights in the number killed, but
the animals have been poached to a
frightful extent There are tone
white men in that section who have
been doing this, and the Indians up
there have been doing it con
"So great have been the ravages in
that section on deer that there are
few bucks remaining, and those left
are of the scrub variety. The great,
big-antlered beasts that used to lead
the herds seem to have disapeared
entirely. 1 am told that there are a
few in the almost inaccessible reaches
of the Canyon Country, but I failed to
Bee any on my trip.
"There are a large number of does
this season, and If the deer are left
alone for two years 1 am sure they
will Increase so rapidly there will
be plenty for hunters within the
bounds of reason. One advantage ot
a closed season on deer for two years
is that it would be a comparatively
easy matter to convict poachers. The
possession of deer meat would then be
regarded as prima facie evidence that
it bad been illegally obtained. It is
a matter of recent history that elk
and antelope were put inside an em
bargo so that they may not now be
hunted. Unless something is done to
protect the deer they certainly are
doomed to extermination."
Arizona this year has been the
most popular hunting ground of the
southwest Hundreds have come from
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Colo
rado, Kansas and California. Some of
them have gone into the fastnesserof
the furthermost regions and found
deer almost innumerable. One of the
largest of these parties was that head
ed by Robert Dunlops, state treasur
er of Oklahoma, who Is said to be
training for a big hunt in Africa un
der direction of the Smithsonian In
stitution. His party wen* into the
mountains 160 miles from Holbrook.
They were probably the most scientific
hunters of the season, and their bag
was well within the limits of the state
Reports from the Naciminto moun
tain country of northwestern New
Mexico tore to the effect that the Pu
eblo Indians have slaughtered deer
and other game without regard to law.
They have literally combed the woods
for their quarry, butchering every
thing they found. The Navajos for
merly gave the authorities consider
able trouble in this region, but they
haVo' not hunted in these mountains
this year.
Brave Women Exiles.
Some day some one will tell the
tale of woman's loyalty and heroism
as revealed by* the convict setlement
of Siberia.
The man who was sentenced to Si
beria was legally dead. His heire
might share his property—unless it
were confiscated by government. His
wife was free to marry again. Sbe
could best escape police espionage by
such a marriage, as It would tend to
show that she had no part in her hus
band's plotting against the govern
But in a great majority of cases the
wife, instead of using her freedom
asked permission to follow her hus
band into exile. Some wives of exile*
were compelled to remain in Rusili
by family considerations. Many were
held back by the police. But of those
who could, an immense majority too*
the Siberian trail.
They made this choice when two
thirds of the exiles died on the road.
They went to the hardships of fron
tier life on the edge of the Arctic
circle. They faced cold, privations,
isolation, espionage, to be with the
husbands. ..
There is no finer chapter in then
tory, of the sex and none which W*
torians and romancers have more un
accountably neglected.
Generous Rebuke.
Nicholas Wain, one of the gw«
men of the time described in Tne
Colonial Homes of
Its Neighborhood," had a wit as wW
sical aB Lamb's, although there
less of it.
Annoyed by repeated depredatio
upon his wood pile, he
load of wood, and sent it to the
"Friend," was the courteous exp
nation that accompanied the wood,
was afraid thee would hurt thy
falling off my wood pile.
Diplomacy is the Practical,a!!LD|ei
tion of strategy, but
term it the double
Sentinel. 3,
The Secret Out.
Fried eggs were originally the
as boiled eggs
before they
boiled.—Cassell's Journal.

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