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T1"i Bp iWCa Ml' f:i •j" HfT ir WW Iowa State Bystander BYfiTANDBR PWfcOO, Puollahtra. DCS MOINKS. IOWA JMARKS BORNE BY CRIMINALS Colorado Proftnor Toll# How Thoy May Bt DtitlnguMiid From Tholr Follow CltlMIM. It xoa moot a BUM coming down the street whose nooo Is tort* «nd aqol Has and perhaps a bit twisted, whoso Upa an awollon and protruding and whose aara aro largo, with large loboa. It might be Jost aa wlao to right about face and take to your heela, for In all probability that man la a murderer— potentially It not actually. It a man ralaes his hat and displays plentiful thatch of hair, It It la not gray, It hla forehead recedes and his akull la abnormally large, coming to a noticeable point, you can bo sure that you bare diagnosed hla case correctly and can accelerate your pace without laying yourself open to the charge of cowardice. At leaat that Is what Prof. Fred erick A. Bushee says, and he ought to know, aaya the Denver Post, for he holds the chair of sociology at the etata university. The thief has the same egglike head that marks the murderer and the same long arms and big ears, but he can be distinguished by hla flattened nose. His face is apt to show many wrinkles, especially on the side of the face and in the fore head, probaby caused by the shape of the skulL This is a mark of all born criminals, aa is the depression at the baae of the skull, which probably in dicates a similar depression in the brain. The swindler can be recognized by hla thin Hps. His features will prob ably be asymmetrical, one side of the face being different from the other. This characteristic is cot confined to swindlers or to criminals, but is one of the traits generally found tn con Junction with the others mentioned. If a man is bald or gray haired, ac cording to the professor, you can be reasonably certain that be is not a born criminal. Of course he may be of a class of unscrupulous money mak ers, but he can't blame his wrong doing on heredity. Middle Age. Uncle 'Bastus, Mr. Thompson ex plained, was employed on a farm in Virginia, where there was a prlie bull that became so ferocious that the owner waa compelled to send for a veterinary surgeon and have his horns cut off. Uncle Hastua viewed the proceed ing with evident satisfaction from a safe place in the stable, and when the «harp horns had been rendered harmless he rushed up and seized the veterinarian's hand. *Tae certly glad, foctah," he grate fully exclaimed, "dat yo' hab done gone an' cut offen dat bull's ho'ns!" "You are, are you?" jestingly re sponded the veterinarian.* "Why are you so gjad about it?" It am Jes' dls way, doctab." ex plained Hastus, with considerable feeling. Tse too old to climb trees an' I'se too young to dia" Ancient Arithmetic. An Auburn, Me., man is the owner of a rare old historical document in the form of an arithmetic composed and written by Thomas Chase, while In an English prison in 1778. He was •n American sailor during the revo lution and was captured by an Eng lish man-of-war and taken to Mill prison, where he remained for several months before making his escape. He finally managed to elude his guards and crossed the British channel to France, where he Joined Paul Jones and continued to fight for his country until the close of the war. While a captive he amused himself by writing this mathematical work. Detector for Loat Pipes. An apparatus for detecting the po sition of underground pipes, which is being introduced In England, consists of an electrical vibrator. Induction coll and telegraph receiver. In using the Instrument an electric current Is produced in the lost pipe by connect ing a battery to the nearest points of the pipe above ground, such as taps and fire hydrants, and the position of the pipe is determined through the electric field which then surrounds it, Inducing a current in the detector coil when the latter Is brought within its Influence. The coll is connected to the telephone, and the, nearer the coll Is to the pipe the louder is the sound heard In the receiver. Going 8tralght Mrs. Bacon—This paper says that blind horses are never known to make a mistake in. their diet while grazing. Like all other horses, they are guided by the nostrils In the selection of proper food. Mr. Bacon—Well, it's a good rule for human beings, too. "What?" "To follow your nose." "I 8hould Worry." Mrs. Crlmsonbeak—I see there are 180,000 dry goods stores in the United States, and of these 27,000 are depart ment stores. Mr. Crlmsonbeak—And yet some women profess to find nothing to 00 cupy their time. No Unseen Blush Therel Gray had Just written "Full many a flower is born to blush unseen." "Not on your life," wo assured him. "Smith's chickens can seo them three inches under ground." 1 'r College Boy's Decocptlons. Redd—This paper says a three* years' course In house decorating has been added to the curriculum of Co lumbia university. Greene—That means a demand for gtolns and cigar store Indians. 4.4®) -U London English. witness at the Old Street Polio* Court—Be called my wife a koo. The Wagiatrate—What? A "Voice—He means kaow. Another Voice—Kaw. tm The Magistrate—Ob, cow} S •4 •".•••* i-v: INI ALIENS GOME Tide of Immigration Reaches a Record Point Mora Foreigner* Admitted to Uncle Sam's Domain During This Year Than in Any of the Three Pre vioua Years, Figures Show. Washington. Immigration to the United States has been heavier this year than during the three previous years. 747,998 immigrant allena having been admitted to this country during the nine months from July, 1912, to and Including March, in addition to which 140,901 non-immigrant aliens were admitted, making a total of 888, 899 A total of 12,557 aliens were de barred for various causee. Emigrant aliens departing numbered 247,798 and non-emigrant aliens 198,065. American citizens going abroad dur ing the nine months numbered 242, 159 thoBe returning 223,478. These departures and arrivals made the pas senger movement during that period total 1,124,934 arrivals and 688.022 de partures. More Japanese entered the country during the nine months than during the entire previous year, 6,435, com pared with 6,172 while 591 returned" to Japan, compared with 1,501 during 1912. Immigrants from the RuEelan empire predominated during the pe riod, 176,252 persons from there hav ing entered, compared with 162,395 in 1912. Italians were next with 150,383, compared with 157,234 in 1912. By occupation the majority of immi grants were farm laborers^ 172,639 having entered other laborers were 133,214 servants, 90,832, and tailors, 16,648. One significant feature of the statistics is the fact that the number of laborers departing exceeded the number arriving. During the nine months 164,025 sailed and ^during the previous year 209,279, compared with 133,214 arrivals in the period and 135, 726 for 1912. GOVERNMENT MUST PAY. The commonwealth of New Hamp shire the other day lodged a claim for 35 cents against the federal govern ment of the United States, and the worst of it is the United States has to pay, notwithstanding that econ omy must be the watchword of the ad ministration in the face of tariff re vision. Zealous state authorities in an un relenting campaign against SHOWS BIG GAIN. More than 150,000.000 parcel post packages were handled in the postal service during the first three months the new By stem was In operation, ac cording to reports submitted to Post master-General Burleson. These fig ures, which are based on the amount of business done at the 50 largest post offices, show that approximately 62, 000,000 parcels were handled during the month of March or about 12,000, 000 more than were handled In Febru ary, when the total exceeded January by 10,000,000. Approximately, 55 per cent, more business was handled in March than in January. rMivk. As during the first two months, Chi cago led all other cities in the number of parcels bandied with a total ofJ 6,895,744 New York city handled 5,973,075 and Boston 1,657,039. The most noticeable gain was made In De troit by jumping from eighth place In January and ninth in February to fourth In March, with a total of 1,420, 000 following In order are Philadil phla with a total of 1,294,954 Cleve land, 1,209,000 St. iyouis, 1,148,586 Brooklyn, 983,130 Jvrsey City, &6S, 648, and Kansas^Citv with 687,000. CHINA'S FOREIGN TRADE. China's total foreign trade for 1912 was approximately 900,000,000 taels, or $585,000,000 In United States money. This Is an increase of $33, 000,000 over 1911. The combination of the revolution in 1911 and bumper crops in 1912 was responsible for the Jump. However, the Imports con tinued to be somewhat in excess of* the exports. America's participation lb the trade with China In 1912 kept pace with previous years, except in cotton piece goods. In 1911 Cbina took 16,000,000 pieces, but only 11,250,000 pieces In 1912. The American contribution of 2,500,000 pieces in 1911 was cut to 1,700,000 pieces last year, represent ing 87,000,000 and $4,500,000, repee tlvely. What the Carver Does. To be av,good carver is to possess an accomplishment. Observation, practice and confidence are necessary. To carve a fowl a previous study of the Joints In aa vnoaslscd bft-d is a help to a beginner. When the carving is to be done, for a roast chicken or tarkey. remove first the leg then the wing, from one side then from the other side, separating the Joints/ Then carve the breast on each side next take off the wishbone, separate the collar bones and shoulder blades, \. '*•. ."'. peBts in vaded the back yard of the postofflce building at Dover, N. H., and dis covered three browntail moth nests in a lonely tree that sheds Its shade up on the hard-working postal employes of Dover during their rest periods. The state "bugologists" without much ado destroyed the nests of tfie per nicious bugs and nonchalantly pre sented a bill for 35 cents, evidently at the established rate of 15 cents for the first nest and 10 cents for each of the others. The postmaster protested vigorous ly, with the declaration that he him self could have annihilated the moths without expense If the state had point ed them out. An issue was threat ened and the quarrel was referred to the treasury department. Sherman Allen, assistant secretary of the treasury, who learned diplo macy as an assistant secretary to President Taft, conceded the point. After a formal bill and voucher was rendered a treasury warrant was sent to the Btate. Tho annually Inoreaslng value at the work of tho Unltod States bureau of l)ahorles Is shown by th* fact that In the first eight months qt tho pres ent fiscal year the numbeifof egga col. lected for planting exceeds by 8S4r 000,000 the number gathered In the same period last year. The number so far this year reaches the glgantlo total of 2,186,000,000, against 1,851, 000,000 In 1913. The greatest gain has been In white fish eggs from the great lakes, where this year's take has been 524,000,000, an Increase of 880,000,000. In lake trout the Increase has been from 59, 000,000 to 69,000,000. In the kew England coast this year's gathering of pollock eggs has been 867,000,000. At Gloucester, Mass., last year's haddock egg collection to taled 160,000,000 and this year's will exceed that by many millions. All the haddock eggs are taken from fish caught for market, so that eggs that would otherwise be sold and eaten are saved for further propagation. Dog salmon egg collection show* the largest gain on the Pacific coast, this year's take having been 20,000, 000, against 3,300,000 last year. MONEY ALM08T GERM PROOF. Those who have hesitated to amass wealth because of the warning to "be ware the billions of bacteria that lurk in every gill" need hesitate no longer, according to Dr W. C. Rucker, assist ant surgeon general of the public health service. He declared the other day that tests and examination of currency, both washed and unwashed bills, showed them to be singularly free from germs. He attributed this to the ink used in printing the bills, which he said had proved to be an almost perfect germicide. "The public health service was call ed upon to examine the soiled money returned to the treasury," said Dr. Rucker, "after It had traveled around the country and had passed through the hands of thousands of persons. To our surprise it was found to be singularly free from bacteria, and the Ink used in the bills is given the credit." The Ingredients used In the gov ernment's ink are not made public, the recipe for the manufacture of the irik for the bureau of engraving and printing being zealously guarded. PRICES CUT DOWN. Prices received by producers In the United States for staple crops in creased 2.3 per cent, from April 1 to May 1, according to a report by the department of agriculture. The in crease for the same period a yeaivago was 8.4 and the average increase dur ing April for the last five years was 3.4. On May 1 prices of staple crops averaged about 30.1 per cent lower than on May 1, 1912, according to the department The average prices for meat ani mals increased 3.7 per cent, from March 15 to April 15, as compared with an Increase of 10.7 per cent for the same period of 1912. On April 15 prices of meat animals averaged 16.7 per cent, higher than on April 15, 1912. On April 15. 1911, the prices for meat animals were 26.6 per cent, lower than they were on April 15 this year. VAST "COOKBOOK" I8SUE. More than 12,000,000 copies of tho various "cookbooks" prepared by the department of agriculture, the latest of which Is one on how to serve mut ton In a number of delectable forms, have been issued since this line of government activity began. By far the largest number published was of a bulletin on the "Economic Use of Meat In the Home," which ran up to the enormous total of 2,235,000. Con gress itself printed 500,000 copies in addition to those distributed by the department. Of the bread-making pamphlet, nearly 500,000 have been distributed, and of the cheese leaflet almost 300, 000 have been sent out. Of the mut ton bulletin. Just out, 50,5)00 copies have been ordered printed for initial distribution. Six-Mite Depth Near Philippines. A surveying ship of the German navy has recently discovered the deepest known spot in the oeean. It is near the Philippines, about forty sea miles oft the north coast of Mln- Great depths were found to be nu merous in this region, but the record sounding showed the amazing result of 9,780 meters, or 406 feet more than six miles. The greatest ocean depth hitherto known was found by the United States cable steamer Nero In 1901. This spot was to the south of the Island of Guam, and the deep sea lead Indicated 9,635 meters—just a little less than six miles. Finds Moonlight Calls Forth Germs. Strange powers always have been assigned to the moon, and It is not surprising to learn that a South Afri can belief Is that moonlight hastens the decomposition of fish. But it Is surprising to find this be lief brought forward as more than a superstition. D. E. Hutchins says he has obtained experimental proof of this action of the moon, and suggested that It is due to some low form of life called forth or stimulated to action by moonlight. Solemn Speculation. "So you think that new turtle cure will be expensive?" said one doctor. "Well," replied the other, "It may depend on whether It Employs ordi nary mud turtle or terrapin." separate the breast bone froni the back, then the back from the body, and then the side bones. In large birds the second joints aftd legs should be carved in at least two pieces. Hard to 8ay. •"Cheerful doctors are very comfort ing to their patients." "Well, that depends on one's point ol •lew. When my doctor is optimistic I can't help wondering whether he Is looking forward seeing me well again, or Is merely anticipating a tea." ippropw "f'» PJH "-M BOOS COLLSSTKD ipr* ,i, Itaperor William so completely Overshadows the members of his house by the Im portance of the place which he occupies as ruler of one of the mightiest of the g/eat powers of ths world that on» is likely to forget that there are other Hohen sollerns, and that, strictly speaking, the line to which he belongs is the younger branch of the dynasty. It needs an event such aa the betrothal of ex-King Manuel of Portugal to Princess Au gustine Victoria of Hohenzollern, which was officially announced last week, to recall the fact that the Slg marlngen Hohenzollerns are the senior branch, although the members have for more tban two hundred years past been willing to recognt.e the supremacy of the ruler of Prussia by reason of bis importance among the monarchs of Europe. The relationship between the two lined* is very remote indeed. It is Aguinaldo's' peaceful pursuit is typi cal of the change that has taken place in the Philippines during the past few years. Mr. Muerman describes the remark able educational advance in the is lands since the day the first American teachers disembarked from the United States transport Thomas a dozen years ago. PRINCESS AU6USTINE VICTORIA TO WED SOON necessary to go back for hundreds of years In order to find It, and, although I Princess Stephanie, to Lisbon to be there has always existed a series of come the wife of King Pedro of Por* agreements or treaties between the Hohenzollerns of Suabla and those of SUPREME COURT ADMITS ANOTHER PORTIA Mrs. Joslah Quincy Kern, author, newspaper woman and lawyer, has been admitted to the bar of the Su preme court of tire United States. Her admission was moved by Mrs. Ellen Spen cer Mussey, dean of the Washing ton Colloge of law. Mrs. Kern, the wife of Judge Jo slah Quincy Kern, Is a graduate of Mrs. Mussey's col lege. She gradu ated In 1907 ,and was admitted during that year to the district supreme court and the district court of appeals. Mrs. Kern is active in club and education al circles. It was Mrs. Kern who was elected a member of the Washington board of education this year to succeed Mrs. Elizabeth Hoeke, a place for which Miss Mabel Boardman was previously selected, but felt compelled to decline on account of the pressure of her Red Cross work. Among the many positions in club Agulnaldo, erstwhile rebel leader, engaged in farming and in the manu facture of a spe cial brand of hemp braid for hats, is the entic ing picture of AGUINALD0 AS FARMER TYPICAL OF EVOLUTION Philippine Indus trial conditions drawn by J. C. Muerman, former ly division school superintendent of Cebu, P. I., now a rural school spe cialist in the United States bu reau of education. Unhampered by academic traditlou, RECENTLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE D. A. R. The newly elected president of the National Society of the Daughtere of he A a on a been a member of the society for a number of years. Being a woman of wonderful poise and gracious per a makes an impres slve presiding of ficer, and as the head of several large 'organiza tions has dem onstrated her ex ecutive ability on many occasions. Descended from a line of ancestors who settled in New York In 1613, Mrs. Story Is connected with many of the most prominent Dutch families of that state. She Is the only daughter of Dr. James Hart Allen an£ Frances Lup ton Porter Alleni Her grandfather. Stephen Allen, was at one time mayor of New York. She has held the following offices: State regent of New York Btate treasurer first New York state director of the I). A. R. president of the Ne\y York City Federation of Women's Clubs first vice-president of the New York State Federation of Women's Clubs vlce-preBident Washington Headquar- Flghtlng Rinderpest. For some time a very active war has been waged In the Philippines against the rinderpest, which formerly killed a halt million cattle and cara baos, but now the number of victims has been reduced to a few thousands annually. This effective work has been done through the assistance of the Philippine Scouts, the services of which were of grpat value In search ing out instances of the existence of the disease and In preventing the In troduction of infected cattle into dls- Prussia with retard to tho disposition of the family property, yet there have been relathily few matrimonial alliances between them, this being largely due to the circumstance that, whereas the house of Prussia haa always been identified with Lntheran lam, the Hollencollerns of the south, who received their title of Prince of the Holy Roman Empire from Charles V., have ever been fatthful adherents of the Church of Rome. It is because of their creed that Dom Manuel has been able to find a bride among their fairest daughters. Princess Augustine Victoria *f Hohenzollern, according to the eti quette which has long isvvalled at the monarchical courts of Et»,*ope, will become cntltl^L on her marriage to the style of queen and to the predi cate of majesty, since a dethroned sovereign retains his rank by cour tesy. She Is related to tor future husband by ties of blood, though not sufficiently close to offer a If obstacle to the union on the scori" of consan guinity. For her father's mother is the Infanta Antonla of Portugal.-sis ter of Dom Manuel's grandfather, the late king Luis of Portugal. She made the acquaintance of her husband, the late Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern, when he escorted his lovely sister, tugal. The princess, according to her friends, will not adopt the coveted title. dom held by Mrs. Kern are president of the Natiopal League of Pen Wo men a director of the College Wo man's club chairman of the commit tees on club extension and comic sup plements of the District Federation of Woman's clubs member of the Twen tieth- Century club and president of th^ Toner-Grant Home School associa tion. MrB. Kern Is a native of Harvard, 111. As is customary when a woman is admitted to the bar of the Supreme court of the United States, she was dressed in black. Tha large picture hat, long black gloves and furs were left in an ante room. This is a set rule w*heu a woman appears to take the solemn oath admitting her to prac tice before the higheEt court in the land. Just after the ceremonies, Mrs. Kern said: "I do not believe that I shall practice law, but shall devote my time to writing and speaking on edu cational subjects, and shall continue my studies iu. the proper education of children. For the past few years my time has been so taken up that I have not had the opportunity to write as much as I should like, but I have now so arranged my affairs that I will be able to take up that work, as 1 much prefer that line of endeavor." and face to face with problems of ed ucation that were as big as civiliza tion itself, these educators and those who followed them have gradually de veloped a system of Filipino schools under Filipino teachers that is rap idly transforming the social and indus trial life of the islands. Compulsory Industrial training, fit ted for the needs of everyday Filipino life, is the most distinctive feature of the Island schools. The Americans ties of the valuable raw materials abundantly at hand in the islands, and are able to show the Filipinos how to make the most of them. Every Filipino schoolboy is required to do a certain amount of work with native woods and fibers every one must learn to till the soil by actually doing it in the school garden and in a plat of his own, and every Filipino school girl is taught certain essentials of sewing and other home-making arts. All the children in the schools are obliged to pass through this period of elementary training In the everyday tasks of life. ters association, founded by the D. A. R., and is now honorary state, re gent of New Yoi£ vice president of the National Society of Patriotic Women of America historian of the Washington Headquarters associa tion, D. A. R. a member of the So ciety of Colonial Dames in the state of New York, and regent of Manhat tan Chapter. Say "We," Not "He." Is not that a great thought, that we can escape the bondage of mere servi tude by simply rising above our work, putting our heart into lt and doing our best? Do not envy the "boss." Many are his perplexities, great his problems to make his venture succeed. Heartily co-operate to help him and begin to say "we," not "he." "We" are going to grow the best corn this year In the north 40 that was ever seen. "We" are fitting the best lot of calves for the International ever seen. Compel that employer to take you at once Into an invisible partnership Just by using the word "we" and putting your heart Into the work.—Breeder's Gazette. Not Long 80. "Sir, your daughter is peerless." "Well, that's her own fault. I conld have bought her a peer any time she wanted one." tricts which has been cleared of lt. Fourteen hundred scouts were utilized in the work, and they were at one i-me formed into a cordon which moved southward, leaving the district behind them absolutely clear of the disease. It Is anticipated that In the course of a few years the rinder pest will be entirely eliminated from the islands. What Thoy Really Are. A good many so-called optimists ara merely cheerful Idiots. Adjunct of Every-Day Life of Great Antiquity. In Crudest Form It Wao Doubtleae Natural Thorn—Maohlne Now Ueed to Make Them the Invention of a Maasaehuoetta Man. From the earllcet times the pin has been an adjunct of every-day life. In Its crudest form It was doubtless a natural thorn of the aort still used as a fastening by the peasant women of Upper Egypt The name Itself goes far toward Indicating the origin, splua being, of course, the Latin for a thorn, while the spina christl 'Is the great thorn tree. Centuries ago the Welsh used "plndraem?" thorns scraped and dried, for fastening their clothing, while even today In England gypsies use the long, sharp shafts of the blackthorn for this purpose. The Red Indians and the central Asian tribes have the Bame habit. After this primary form of pin came the bone pin of the prehistoric age— an instrument made from the bone of some animal, split and then rubbed to a point. From this emerged the bronze pin of the bronze age, polished and finely tempered, and It wae during the bronze period that the safety pin came into being. The first efforts in the latter direction were bow-shapod and awkward, but these soon flued down to a virtual replica of the pin seen today. There were also long sti letto pins with ribbed handles, many of which have been found in Egyptian deposits of 1400 B. C., and in Cyprus and Sparta. Need less to say, these could prove dangerous weapons in violent hands, apropos of which Herodotus tells a strange story of the disastrous ex pedition undertaken by the Atheniaus in the sixth century. One man alone returned to Athens, a fact which so enraged the wives of the slain that they set upon the unfortunate sur vivor and slew him with the stout pins which fastened their dresses. After this the ladies of Athens w^re officially debarred from the use of these dangerous stillettos. Hairpins have been elaborated as a means of decoration since the earliest times. Particularly beautiful Is the variety and delicacy of their work manship, two of the 'finest specimens being the gold pins which were found at Salamls in Cyprus, and are now in the British museum. Even more handsome were the Saxon pins of a later date, with their shanks of brass, head of gold and embellishment of garnets and pearls. These were, too, the larger sort of pins so conspicu ously and frequently mentioned in the Bible. The Instrument driven by Jael through the temple of Sistera was probably a tent pin, while Delilah fastened the web of Samson's hair with a pin or batten. In the middle ages pins were a great fashion—in deed, a necessity—in France, and we have it on record thht in 1347 12,000 pins were removed from the royal wardrobe for one of the French prin cesses. The convenience waB probably a lit tle later In reaching England, but tn 1510 we hear of Queen Catharine (Howard) importing pins from France. In 1560 the trade underwent consider able change, brass superseding iron, while at the same ting *he price was lowered. During the reign of James I. the metal pin came into fashion. In 1817 a machine for producing en- tire'pins" was"invented by "an Amer- Hunt but lt rem alned for Samuel Wright of Massachusetts to patent In 1824 the wonderful pinmak ing machine which is generally used today. Poor Girl. "How long have you been married?" "It will be six months next Thurs day?" "And do you still regard your hus band as the most wonderful man who ever was born?" Then the poor girl broke down and sobbe^ piteously. When she could trust hersulf to speak again she said: "No. Charles has disappointed me terribly. I'm afraid I have wrecked my li-life. Last night when I asked him to get up and see if there wasn't a burglar in our room he bumped his nose against the edge of the open door and he said three simple awful swear words just as if they came natural to him."—S^n Francisco Star. Hunger Strike of Long Ago. As long ago as the reign of Edward III. the hunger strike was known in England. Cecilia, wife of John de Rygeway, was- in 1357 confined in Nottingham jail on a charge of mur dering her husband, and there, accord ing to the old records, she abstained from meat and drink for forty days. Which, being reported to the king, he was "moved by piety, and for the glory of God and the Blessed Virgin to grant the woman a pardon." The records say nothing of her guilt or innocence, nor do »tl\ey throw any .light on fourteenth century ideas of "forcible feeding. Young Entomologist. Saturday afternoon when I was fix ing the scree-s for windows and doors in our bouse, my son Robert, three and one-half years old, was an inter ested and very Inquisitive spectator. Among other things he asked: "Why do you put the screen door on, pa?" "Well," I answered, "so the files won't eat you up." He pondered a second upon this, and then suddenly burst out: "The flies can't eat me up they got only little mouth-es."—Exchange. Case of Thrift. Wife—An' phwy do yez be tcktn' thlm pills when yez are well again? Husband—Faith, would ye be afther havin' me let a dollar's worth of pills go to waste? It's a thriftless family Oi married into, sure. Infection. "I couldn't help laughing when our pork dealer complained to me this morning of how he was suffering." "What made you laugh?" "It seemed so funny when he told me he had a sty in his eye." 1 OF IDE 1 wins OF count Prospeotor Says He Has Un earthed Spanish Claims. Also 8aya That Life Down There l« Worse Than Danto'a Inferno—Dlgi Up Rellce of Days Long Past —Quinine Steady Dlst Col. John S. Wilbur, veteran pros pector, who has participated In more gold rushes than he haa years in his life, and that means a few, for the grizzled seeker of El Dorados has seen the tall lights of a half century go glimmering down the corridors of time, arrived,In New York the other day aboard Mhe eteamshlp Santa Marta. The gold man Is back from the wilds of Columbia where he has secured claims on the very ground that brought wealth to the adventur ers of Spain as far back as 1650. /For two long, feverish, insect In fested and nightmarish years Colonel Wilbur scoured the dense jungles of the South American country before he made his discovery and found for tune at his feet. The doughty pros pector with a belt full of nuggets and gold dust has now returned to visit his family in Chicago for two brief weeks, then to return to the land of golden promises Colonel Wilbtir believes that he has discovered the gold workings that made Spanish galleons so sought after by the cutthroat pirates of the olden days. Colonel Wilbur's claims are lo cated along the Atrato river In the Choco district and near the town ol Quibdo. The workings are about 300 miles inland and in a country that would daunt most white men. "It is placer gold of the finest qual ity that I have discovered," said the veteran prospector. "And my lands are the same that the early Spaniards washed for gold. As a matter of fact, I am using the s£me ditches that were dug by the dons almost three cen turies ago. Through these ditches I fetch the water to wash the golden sands. "I have dug up many relics of the Spanish days, such as picks and other iron tools. And a few days before I left one of the native workmen brought to light a Bteel helmet, or casque, such as were worn by tho fighting Spaniards of those days. The Spanish mners Bimply worked off the top of the land and made it necessary for me to sink shafts and dig tunnels. "The gold runs between $4 and $20 to the cubic yard and Is worth $18 an ounce. If It were not for the fevers I believe that this section of Colombia would be every bit as wealthy in gold as the choicest districts of Alaska. The next objection is that foreigners are not permitted to purchase land outright, but must lease It from the natives. 'The Choco district is no place for a man who holds life too dearly. There you may contract all the fevers ever thought of and a few more. I have gulped so much quinine in the la?t two years that my earn ring like cathedral chimes. "And then there are the Insecrs. They all bite and bite hard in that country. Every Insect has a bite pe culiar unto itself and one that makes a white man think of Dante's inferno as a haven of joy. Why, even the but terflies bite in that accursed country. "All the animals are thin almost to transparency. That is because are always on the run. has another one constantly they Every beast chasing It and when a white man comes along they seem to concentrate their forces and efforts to make him hit the hurdles. "Vegetation seems to grow more rapidly than any place else,on earth. Talk about mushrooms, why, I've seen things grow almost as I watched them. And every thirty days 1 have to set the natives to cutting down the jungle about the workings or the sunlight would soon be hidden from us. "But I'm going back the first part of June, not because I like fever or en Joy being chawed by Insects, but be cause of the wealth In those Spanish workings." Colonel Wilbur had a narrow escape In getting out of his land of gold. He journeyed by canoe down tho Atrato river. The first night of his Journey his boat hit a half submerge log and the prospector, his two na tives and his baggage went headlong Into the river. The colonel and hi3 men managed to get hold of the over turned boat and clung to it for over an hour before they drifted opposi 0 an opening in the jungle where thsy could struggle ashore. The prospec tor spent two days fishing In the trop ic stream for his belongings and ret cued a small trunk. Woman's Mission. Woman's mission Is a striking tration of the truth that happiness consists in doing the work for wh cn we are naturally fitted. Their mission is always the same it la summed up in one word—Love. It Is the 0 work in which there can never be ww many workers it grows by co-opera tion It has nothing to fear from com petition. Women are charged wit the education of sympathy, the sourc of real human unity and their est happiness is reached when th have the full consciousness of vocation and are free to foll° fr It is the admirable feature orthfflx social mission, that lt Invites the® W cultivate qualities which are na "ra .. to them, to call Into exercise emotion which all allow to S* the most plea* urable.—Auguste Comte. Clever. "I had a poet on one side an millionaire on the other." "What did you talk about? "I talked to the poet about moj and to the millionaire about the lectual life."—Life. Rlaht Time. Frost—I'll take a burglar of you at the psychological1 momen Agent—When will that be. Frost—I'll 'phone you 'r0® ond Btory when I hear burglars first floor.