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HE WON THE HOUSE.
Ned Harrigan's Plea at a Critical Point In a Play. Edward Flurrlgau once said that the most trying moment in his theatrical career occurred In New Orleans soon nfter the civil war. He had gone south with his company and. yielding some what to popular request, put on"The Blue and the Gray." The play had been a success up north, but down south, with the air still full of the bit ten.ess of the war. It was a dangerous experiment. Tony Ilart was to repre sent the Confederate gray, so he hunt ed up a uniform of the Louisiana Ti gers, nnd when he came marching on, young, stalwart, handsome, the typical soldier boy in the beloved uniform, the house, men and women, cheered and phouted and cried for all their heroes embodied in this boy. Harrigan, stand ing In the wings In his northern blue, waiting togo on, had just one thought —"They'll kill nic!" Then he stepped out, the embodiment of the enemy, and a cold, dead silence fell upon the house. Not a hand moved for him. The audience was tense with emotion, and there was only an Instant to act if the play was to be saved. Harrigan, big, kindly, good looking, came swiftly down to the front and stepped over the footllght gutter, leaning down to jlhem. "For the love of heaven, won't you give the Yankee a hand?" he ex claimed. At once the house was caught and all the pen tup feeling turned the right way. There was a yell of ap plause. RULE OF THE ROAD. Decided Abroad by the Sword and Here by the Gun. Several travelers were seated In the hotel lobby discussing the difference in customs of the various countries they had visited. "What struck me as most peculiar abroad," said one, "is the custom of keeping to the left instead of tho right, as we do here. Why is the rule reversed?" "I think I can explain that," said a reserved looking man In the corner. "In medieval and later periods abroad men were in the custom of wearing swords. The sword was worn, as it is now, on the left side. Consequently in drawing their weapon it was done with the right hand, and to get quick ly upon guard a man had to have his right side* to his opponent; hence tho custom of keeping to the left. "In America when every man carried his life in his hand on account of sav age Indians all men carried guns. The easiest and most natural way to carry a gun, either afoot or mounted, is over the left arm with the muzzle pointed outward, nr.>! it takes but a very slight movement to throw the butt against the rifjht shoulder. For that reason the early settlors kept to the right of the road so their weapon could in stantly be brought to bear on any mark that was necessary."—Philadel phia Times. Romance of a Shadow. It is hard to believe that a shadow is probablj the origin of all astronom ical, geometrical and geographical sci ence. The first man who fixed his staff perpendicularly In the ground nnd measured its shadow was the ear liest. computer of time, and the Arab of today who plants his spear in the sand and marks where the shadow falls is his direct descendant It is from the shadow of a gnomon that the early Egyptians told the length of the year. It is from the shadow of a gno mon that the inhabitants of upper Egypt still measure the hours of work for a water wheel. In this case the gnomon is a Ihurra stalk supported on forked uprights and points north and south. East and west are pegs in the ground evenly marking the space of earth between sunrise and sunset. In a land of constant sunshine a shadow was the primitive chronometer. It was also the primitive footrule.—Lon don T. l'.'s Weekly. Men With Green Hair. "Copper is scarce," said a broker, "bui there Is till enough of it left to turn the copper worker's b-tir green." "His hair green?" "Precisely. In t'i >se copper districts ••here the or is "I' a low grade It Is toasted in open furoi m t" retine It and make it > ore man otahle. A gas emanates from the furnaces that turns the firemen's hair a I ht gr- -n, this arsenic green that the firemen's huir takes on. "So if you ever see a man with green hair you can say. a la Hherlock Holmes " There, my dear Watson, is u ;op |ier furnace tender.'" A Request. "1 «hall never forget," says the end nent man of wealth during the course Of his little speech oti "How to Become as I Am," "I shall never forget how I naw>i| my hundred dollars" \t this Juit< ture a weary individual in the uudieii' e, wh> lias heard tbls story many times and has read H manv times more. Interrupts "Well, If you can't forget It fnr henveii's sake giM' the ri-t of us a Chance to." I'hlcagn Post. A Friendly Tip. Hapielgh Would you er advise me to er marry a beautiful girl or s sen slble girl? llainmerwley I'm afraid you II tie\ er l»« able tn marry either Old man Suplelgh Why not? Ham nieraley Well, a lantutlful gtrl could 4u (letter ami a sensible girl would know natter Kxchaugu All They Csuld Find "What * nil thai noise In the neat rooiuT" "My wife and threw of her gtri frh n|- are trying to play whist with only (orty tttven cards lu the pack."— I outavtlle Courier Journal. t\V . i_. ; iPAU. j SplendiU Horse men, hut Thsy Ust Their Spurs Without Mercy. The perfection of Spanish horseman ship is to be seen among the vaqueros, gauaderos and garrocliistas, by which various names (lie mounted herdsmen of the Andaluslan plains are known— •in brief, what we should call a cow boy. Every farm seems to maintain n large number of these, for each herd, Hock or drove has its own herdsman, goatherd or swineherd, as the case may be. The vaqueros are a fine look ing lot of men. Tall, thin, light and loosely made, they look ideal horse men, as, in point of fact, they are, though their mounts are poor. The vaquero rides very high on a huge saddle, with a long stirrup and straight leg. using a single rein nnd a very heavy curb, but he has such beautiful hands that, although using this barbarous bit. lie never cuts his horse's mouth about. It is different with (he animal's sides, however, for he uses his spurs without mercy, and the white horses of which there are a large number—nil have ominous red eta ins behind the girths. All the herdsmen who look after cattle carry a long lance, called a gar roclia, of thick and heavy wood, which, except when standing still, they al ways carry "in rest" and not "at the carry," presumably on account of its great length and possibly its weight. With this weapon, in the use of which he acquires amazing dexterity, the garro hista is able to control the most unruly brutes in the herd, not except ing the savage lighting bull.—Wide World Magazine. BIRTH OF A WING. Evolution of the Aquatic Pupa Into the Dragon Fly. Says a writer in I lie Scientific Amer ican: "A wonderful spectacle is pre sented by the sudden apparition of an insect's wing at the completion of its metamorphosis. The transforma tion of the grub into the butterfly, though familiar, is none the less amaz ing. but the evolution of the active and gossamer winged dragon fly from its ugly and sluggish aquatic pupa is still j more impressive. Early on a May morn ing the pupa emerges from its cocoon at the bottom of a ditch, swims on its back by peddling with its long haired paws to the stem of an aquatic plant and climbs up out of Use water. Then, I after a momentary pause, the skin | suddenly bursts open and the perfect | insect appears, with closely folded i wings, which soon unfold and assume | their final form. "The older naturalists thought that ! the insect 'swallowed air,' with which ' the wings were inflated. In reality I the air is absorbed in the digwtitve j organs, causing an increased blood ! pressure, which mechanically expands ! the wings. The presence of dew Is i also necessary; hence the tirst flight is always made at dawn. "This spectacle of the birth of a wing may be observed lu dragon flies reared in an aquarium, the atrnos phere of which should be moistened with an atomizer when the pupa rises to the surface." Ego. An ego is a Latinized I. All men are created egos and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable some things of which neither statute, ukase, edict. Injunction, beggar, magnate, book agent nor promoter can deprive them. He who steals my purse steals trash, but he who filches from me my ego takes that of which he already has enough and makes me not at alt. Women without votes have egos and, strangely enough, would still have them if they secured the votes; hence egos are not a political issue. An ego is what a man Is when he has nothing anil is nothing else; that is to say, he is then tirst persou singn lar and no particular gender. An ego is neither soul, body, spirit, family, country nor race. It Is neither I moral nor pathological. A criminal has : just as much ego as a parson and no ! more. Some egos are bettor than 1 others, chiefly our own —Lite. Cockney Chivalry. There was a crush lu the pit, and th • - anaemic looking girl stood with the late com rs iH'hind the last Ih teh The young man In front of her, < oiu , fortabiy seated, was not too absorbed , in the musical comedy to note that the girl looked tlrnl as she doggedly stood out the tirst act. lie rose when the urlaiti fell. "Would you." I'e asked, pushing past her, "like to mind my seat while 1 go out for a drink?" The age of chivalry is not past. l.ondou Chronicle Individuality. : To each intellect lielougs a sp«v|al j power We lielong to ourselves, ami I we lose control of our own when we try to be some one else The original niliul is a niavrueth center tor th attruction of other minds Km the . lodestoue loses nothing by uttruciou: iit remains the saute London New ' Age A Goat He Had Never Reached. "You are the greatest lux color in the ; world." exclaimed u UeWHJMIKT man ! to Alexander tirahaui llell. "Oh. ao. My friend, I'iu not," s«|«l 1 I'rnfemtor Hell "I've never t»*n a | reisirter" l-adles' rV'ine Journal. Plain Talk. "Shavs," *ald the crusty person la eonlcnlly "I 'line V In n»lr<d the IMIHMT "\o I'm not • loae. hut I'm not In the hahil of g i IB III* If that's Willi i you're tlrh im. t." lie hIII relgii» within himself and rule* prejudl' t-., ib »,re,» and fears Is mora than a king Milton, CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2. 1911 COLOR BLINDNESS. Tha Incident That Opened John Dal ton'a Eyea to His Affliotion. John Oalton, the famous English chemist and natural philosopher, with out whose discovery of the laws of chemical combination chemistry as an exact science could hardly exist, was w%«Uy aeler blind. Ills knowledge of the fact came about by a happening of the sort which we call chance. On his mother's birthday, when he was a man of twenty-six. he took her a pair of stockings which he had seen ID n shop window, labeled "Silk, the newest fashion." "Thee has bought me a pair of grand hose. John," said the mother, "but what made thee fancy such a bright color? Why. 1 can never show myself at meeting in them." John was much disconcerted, but he told her that he considered the stock ings to be of a very proper goto meeting color, as they were a dark bluish drab. "Why, they're as red as a cherry. John." was her astonished reply. Neither ho nor his brother Jonathan could see anything but drab in tbe stockings, and they rested in the belief that the good wife's eyes were out of order until she. having consulted vari ous neighbors, returned with the ver dict, "Varra tine stuff, but uncommon scarlety." The consequence was that John Dal ton became the first to direct the at tention of the scientific world to the subject of colot blindness. THE DRINK CALLED COFFEE. Here Is the Way They Made It In the Seventeenth Century. There are in existence in Great Britain a few copies of an ancient cookbook, published in HIII2, that gives what is perhaps the first English rec ipe for coffee. The recipe reads: "To ujake the drink that Is now much used, called coffee. "The coffee berries are to be bought at any Druggist, about seven shillings the pound. Take what quautity you please, and over a charcoal fire, in an old frying pan, keep them always stir ring until they be quite black, and when you crack one with your teeth that it Is black within as it is without, yet if you exceed, then do you waste the Oyl, and if less, then will It not de liver its Oyl, and if you should con tinue Ore till it be white it will then make no coffee, but only give yon its salt. Beat and force through a lawn sieve. "Take clear water and boil one-tiii -d of it away, and it is fit for usi>. Tal* • one quart of this prepared water, p-* in it one ounce of your prepared <-o r fee and boll it gently one hour, and i is fit for your use: drink one-quartet of a pint as hot as you can sip it.it doth abate the fury and sharpness <>r x the Acrimony, which is the gender of the Diseases called Cronical." Beat the Bank's System. The boy entered the Cleveland bank and laid a half dollar with his bank book on the receiving teller's window "We don't receive deposits of less than a dollar," said the teller. The boy yielded reluctantly to the system and drew back. But he did not Iwive the bank He crossed the corridor and seated himself on a settee. The teller noticed him sitting there and also no tlced the reflective look on his face The boy waited for some time, think Ing It over Finally he arose and went to the paying teller's window. A mo ment later he confronted the receiving teller. "I want to deposit this dollar and a half," he said. The teller grinned. The I toy had Just drawn a dollar from his little balance and was using It as an entering wedge for tin rejected half dollar And so the ays tem was l>cnte» by the boy, and a con slderable accession of bookkeeping la bor was the price of defeat.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. History Made Palatable. Joseph Salvador, the French hlsto rlan. and Jules Sandeau, a novelist made their meeting at a public rc< ep tlon the occasion for a dispute as t> till* re>p,H-tive places which the* occii pied in tbe world of letters. "The reading of history is like a psl I —lt needs the sugar coating to mal • I' twin table." argued the novelist. "Ah, but it is the ingredient win h cures, not the coaling." remarked iii historian. "Then lei us divide honors," ai. ■ Sandeau. "for If it were not for i" sugar coating your historical fait would dry on the shelves." Tolstoy's Intensity. Everything In Tolstoy's character 1 ■ays a Itusslan writer, attains tuna pro|M)rllont "As a drinker he nbsorla-< 1 fantastic quantities <.f liquor ,\« rambler he terrified his partners lo I tbe ttuldurss of his pla>. As u tuiht.i he advanced gayiy to bastion four, th i bastion of death nt Sevastopol, no J there he made dying men laugh at h witty Baying* lie surpassed co-r one Ity hl« prodigious activity In «|«m as well a* in Literature" Ayr<eultura. No other human occupation often* »< wide a field tor the profitable a I ngreeaMe combination of Inlmr « t I cultivated thought a, agriculture I long tbe iimml valuable of alt art» w i be the art of deriving a mmlurt i auhaioteni > fr.au the aiiialiest ai« i o land. Abraham I.tit. ..in A Strike "Wftt 4»l|l toil : it,. dt»t e >• nIKtM lluroid'* Hu».-it i < >.w u flit lite • dent, "a Ha MM M't lIMH " I tfe A m-aiefti a i* better tltaa Ha tta grateful a< <>. *aad> A piece of flannel dampened with Chanjberlain'N Liniment and bound onto the affected parts is superior to any plaster. When troubled with lame back or pains in the side or chest give it a trial and you are certain to be more than pleased with the prompt relief which it affords. 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This we -k we our Annual ind therefore not available for pur- Term* during such a sale are nat- Clearance Sale These sales have for chase attain. urally expected to be spot cash, or Hs »e\rr.il years beeti bit; InMM in the There are stylet left SMT which we c.|uiv..Vnt fteno Mmi ■' this ection. Imy otfrtclvM will ioi buy anifl Tin Indimminl to bw is ha«' in tho •re hw Mn year immediately after '|i, cre are |, rre al „i |j iere a f cw low price*—not in eaty term*, the ist of January, and .ire .limpi in , ~, , ' , , ... ... , , the fact that the indue' "irnt t hm is s,l " ht * »hopw..rn ...strmm,, , wh, h \\ irewillmp h wver to extend not based upon easy terms, a - us- ,ri ! »'***• »elu*-d »' »'"« - 1 France ra- de term-. ,asu, 8. li, or up tomary with mU piano sales Km dur- £ |S mkh . lijy e!< riiiL- - *? ! «• iinlu. - I here are second-hand instrument' l,lk '' 1,1 c " urM that interest wi !be are exactly reveraod, which is to say, huiidie.lt of mm cia. K ed WN ail unpaid MM«nU it th« the sale is MiAnM I lien- are slightly used pianos up r ' 1 ' )l r t<n rights, grand* and player-pianos lowest possible price- . < Tb. - in most part have been used for The Sale licjjin* aj The terms are <i rash exhibition, demonstration and concert id—Or 18 month, time with '"'Vh ' . i ■ . . Wednesday morning. January |Mth, , ... ■■ . . . All small lots of new instruments are timultan. >u*ly in all i.- »tores. No tes -6 per cent, interest included ervat.o.is will be made or instruments All high priced instruments in fancy, held during the sale "I irst r< me- hrst . _ . special or art cases are also included »erved" is the in\arial>!< rule of theM Purpose of Sale . . .. .1,., In other words, these sale* are iust. j aies —. . . tuted yearly to "clean up" all odds ami .IWFTE.f I " ,lU t •« reduce stock be.ore inventory ou , o |-T®wn Cuntonwrn tlie title iiaulw t" mtfce m» Vmuml ~,,t otherwise place 4ii.l keep our stuck Clearance—to clean up once ay. ar. K , MM j Our fiscal year ends no the list of .. ~ ta „, during this sale. as 111 previ >us yeart, March We UK.' inventory at that . L , .1 , I t « *' k sheets are < schanged ra li week l, mr \ I* c an.i l»r>t til 4 > with alt of our li so that each r k.s- ft 2* ft it ** *1 1 similarly true house Ami it t» tlue to ai|l j #vrry stare kii<>w> *h*t punos 4r« J bus It IS thM jarly ,n January we ,ust this one thing that one. a year , V4l |abl. „ r . tl ,, uur Mgin to put our house in onlrr we clean up, regardless of cost. v . , . . , . . n VVt » *ll ihu» furtiuh uui-ui buy- In a bin ptano business like th»- #r , h #uth , lllK o| •elhng nearly two million dollar. Prfeeg MMI T(TM n„ut» unludcl ... .he sale a bi.ef S.tr.r.'JT? "n dennpti-n and phulogr-ph. ol the in f .Vs . w 1 . 1 " Trices during tin*, as well t sit suni sirunivntt, tog ihe. with pries, su that iMd O. to Washingto«.J) . many Ur |(l Cumuli, ,h »lu ...g 4. p -.nt. e„ hi. 011 , 0,1 1 M " s fas tor y u,t. with .elhng ••|»en.« . ... ends as »e call them ar. .nadr ,j, ua (hoit||h %f|f ..l.ctlng th. »,»»£ There art I'4s of 1. J. 5. Of •« | n instam;.., even .thing «» dir.itly up»a uur li. r. piatios « a him! left oser MM is eHmiaaied. the usriruments b« Sai.slat..<>n u guaiant cd .11 cash an t I here are st> is lett o*er wHub ».ll mg tn.,rk.«l ,i bate factuiy « st, of • esrf) instance, ut muney wtil bs k. discontinue.! by the manufacturer, teiy littU above fund.4 Wut. «i anc. W. F. Frederick Piano Co. 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Karly Arrow-head Cabbage . . . 16s 1 pktr. Fullertoa Market l.ettuce . . . ]n e I Alio l!l Virletlct CkoiM Flow*r Htcda . t&e 91.00 Write today! Send 10 cents to help pay poetar* and parking and receive the above "Famous Collection," to gether with our New and Instructive Garden Ouide. ! GREAT NORTHERN SKKI) CO. ' 478 Rose Bt. Roekford, Illinois