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President Emeritus of Har
yard Details Our Obliga
tions for Scientific and Lit
erary Knowledge Acquired
From Teutonic Sources.
Tit$Ant Emeritus of Harvard University.
The educational obligations of America
to Germany ore Indeed wide nnd deep.
They, relate to literature, science, art,
education and religion. The Gorman gifts
were first communicated through a. few
jerso'iSi young pioneers from America
who', after having received a partial edu
cation here, went oyer to Germany to
itudy more deeply flnd Intensively. They
j,sve also been communicated directly
from German to American Institutions.
The German universities to which the
first American students resorted In the
early part of the nineteenth century were
In part recent creations, and In part re
constructions on old foundations; but
how rich they were, how free, and how
I recall a small group of young men
who went In the first fifth of the nine
teenth century from the neighborhood of
Boston to German universities. Ono of
them was George Tlcknor, who subse
quently becamo the historian of Spanish
literature and author of a book which Is
etlll the best book In English on that
iubleet. Another was George Bancroft,
who returned homo to become flrBt a
tc&chcr, and then the writer of an elabo
rate history of the United States, nnd
later In life wn the American Minister
at Berlin. Another was Frederic Henry
Hedge, also from New England, who,
after his student days In Germany, be
camo first n teacher, then an author on
religious themes, and then a professor
of German literature In Harvard Univer
sity. This was a characteristic group of
young Americans going over to Germany,
full of Intellectual enterprise, to nee
what they could learn there of letters,
sclenco and art; to study the educational
Institutions of Germany In the hope of
bringing homo good educational seed
which might be planted here In this com
paratlVfly undeveloped, commercial land,
where a scanty border of civilization was
clinging to the edgo of an unmeasured
wilderness. All threo of theso men In
fluenced for good the policies of Harvard
The American pioneers In Germany dur
ing the first half of tlio 19th cen
tury brought back various knowledges,
various skills and many pregnant doc
tllnes. The variety of knowledge and
skill which could be procured at tho Ger
man universities at that early day was
something astounding to these American
youths, something Indescribably rich nnd
various. With their own personal ex
periences and gains they brought back
also to Amerloa the structuro of the
modern German university, then young
In Germany and In America not yet con
ceived or. Tney nau, moreover, absorbed
that noble German policy of ncademlo
freedom, freedom for tho student and
tho teacher alike. This academic free
dom meant emancipation from tradition
nnd prejudice, and from authority,
whether governmental or ecclesiastical.
They saw, also, how two great doctrines
which had sprung from . the German
Protcstnnt Reformation had been devel
oped by Germans from seed then planted
In Germany. The first was the doctrine
of universal education, developed from
tho Protcstnnt conception of Individual
responsibility; nnd tho second was tho
grcnt doctrlno of civic liberty, liberty In
Industries. In society, In government,
liberty with order under law. These two
principles took their rise In Protestant
Germany; nnd America has been tho
greatest beneficiary of that noblo teach
ing. Tho pioneers from Now England In the
first half of tho 19th century have been
followed by a Btream of American youth,
going over to enlarge their experiences,
to make now observations, to put In
practice the inductive method of arriv
ing at truth, and to learn to think pro
foundly and accurately In the German
Universities. That stream has flowed
backward all over this country, fertiliz
ing It with German thought and airman
methods. Theso thousands of American
students have absorbed In German:' that
splendid spirit of scientific, research now
devoloped In all fields of knowledge on
the same method and In the same spirit.
Scientific research has been lesrned
through practlco In Germany by thou
sands of American students and teach
ers. It Is Impossible to describe or wen
Imagine what an Immense Intel! sctual
gift this has been from Germany to
America. It is, of course, true that
America Is Indebted not only to Germany
but also to England, Scandinavia, France,
Italy, and of late to Russia, for this psr
fected spirit and method of research, b'H
America Is more Indebted to Germany
than to any other nation, because the
range of German research has been wider
nnd deeper than has been seen In any
other of tho nations mentioned.
There Is another bond of union be
tween Germany and America which way
come some day to tho stago of practical
efficacy. To be sure, It Is nothing but
a sentiment or feeling: but sentiments
often supply tho motive power for vigor
ous notion. Tho Teutonic peoples set n
higher value on truth In speech, thought
and action than any other peoples. Ger
many and America, England, Scandi
navia and Holland nro ono In this re
spect. They all lovo truth; they seek It;
they woo It. They respect the man who
speaks and nets tho truth even to his
own Injury. Tho English Bacon said of
truth: "It Is tho sovereign good of hu
man nature." That Is what all tho Teu
tonic peoples believe. They want to
found their action on fact, not fancy; on
tho truth, the demonstrated truth, not
on Imaginations. I say that hero Is a
fine bond of union, a real likeness of
spirit, a community In devotion and wor
ship among all tho Teutonic peoples. Let
us hope that at no distant day this com
mon worship, this common devotion,
will result In common beneficent action.
Tho "Mittgart Bund" Seeks an
"Angel" If Qermany Cannot
Supply Site America May Bo
New York leaves Vera Cruz Today
VERA CRUZ, Sept. 17.-Tho United
States battleship Now York has been
ordered homo and will sail northward today.
BERLIN,. Sept. 16. Is there In Amer
ican millionaire with the beauty of an
Apollo, the Intellect of a Socrates, tho
strength of a Samson, tho restless energy
of a Kaiser Wllhclm, the Idealism of a
Bryan, who wants to help Improve the
human race by becoming tho financial
founder of a now "Garden of Eden"?
Dr. Wllltbald Hcntschel, head of the
"Mittgart Bund," of Germany, Is looking
for such a man. Aflldo from the reward
In Heaven and tho niche In the Hall of
Fame hereafter, such a superman Is also
to have his reward In this llfei He can
be ono of tho first "Adams" In tho new
"Eden" with ten or moro "Eves."
Matrimony one long series of "trial
marrlagcsl" Each "marriage" to last
from three months to ono year! This, In
short, Is the scheme for tho "human
garden" planned by the Mittgart Bund
and Dr. Hentschol for which a philan
thropist and a suitable location are being
sought. If the financier wants to g(,vo
the new Eden a start out of purely
philanthropic motives there Is no objec
tion. It Is estimated that $50,000 would
be sufficient to establish and maintain
tho proposed Eden for somo years. Tho
"bund" also is looking for a site for tho
"human garden" where It can rear a race
of children unsurpassed for beauty,
strength, Intellect nnd wisdom, and who
are to becomo the regenerating elements
of tho human raco and tho hope of tho
Dr. Hentschel created somewhat of a
sensation ubout a year ago at a con
vention of the "Mittgart Bund" by his
plan for "rearing noble human bolngs."
Tho schome called for what he. charac
terized a "human garden" with 100 men
the elect of Germany and :000 women.
It Is Dr. Hentschel's idea that places
must be established where by a course
of selectivity a serious and earnest scien
tific attempt must be made to rer noble
human beings as regenerating and renew
ing elements which alone can chain what
he declares to be the steady deterioration
and degeneration of the human race.
As originally planned, It was prsposjd
to have tho site of the new "Eden" some
where In Germany, the founders being
patriotic enjjpn to want to fur.ilsh the
first "regenerating elements" to tho Ger
man race. But the Germans apparently
do not want to be regenerated. Ill a
letter to The Sun correspondent, Dr.
Hentschel writes that two things are
holding back the realization of the "hu
man garden" and Its benefits mon'-y aid
women. Men, ho says, can roidlly be
had In sufficient number to start tho
Falling to find a suitable site In Ger
many and as the foreign pro has
treated the scheme- with far more dig
nity and seriousness than had tho Ger
man press, Dr. Hontschel said that the
"bund" was looking abroad for n sultyblo
placo In which to start tho now "Eden."
whero tho unhapplncss "of married Ufa
Is to find a solution In a long series of
brief "trial marriages." A tepresen'a
tlvo of the "bund" was sent to the Ar
gentine nnd nnother to Sweden, but they
wore not much Impressed by tho prospects
there. A site somewhere In the United
States would bo far preferable. The
"bund" Is still open to tho consideration
of land grants or propositions for a sult
nble location for the "human garden." Dr.
Hentschel nUo would like to have some
of tho wealthy Americans who frco y clvj
their money away for various purposes
finance the "Eden,"
According to "Mittgart" Ideon, two
curses rest upon modern society modern
marriage nnd modern city life. Tho first,
us shown by tho Insane asylums, prisons
and Idle rich, brings Into life much that is
worthless, useless and destructive and
hinders tho race from reaching Its high
cut development. City life Is the "cal
dron" and "furnace" which devours tho
best that comes from the farming com
munities. "A crime against humanity Immoral
through and through," U tho way modern
wedlock Is characterized. In tho last
analysis, assert the Mittgart Bund and
Its founder, the greater part of the misery
on earth Is traceable to modern married
life, The "degoneraUon of honor, morals,
duty, modesty, self-control, co-operation,
truthfulness and fidelity" In declared to bo
evidence of racial decline.
Doctor Hentschel's scheme for checking
this condition of the human race far out
docs the "Eugenics." That Is, temporary,
short term or trial marriages between
women who want to becomo "mothers of
the new race" and "superior men," It Is
the theory of Doctor Hentschel, In proof
of which history and analogy are cited,
that all the superior qualities come from
the father and seldom from the mother.
To regenerate the race It Is necessary,
therefore, according to Doctor Hentschel
and tho Mittgart Bund, that "superior
men," that Is, men of superior morals, in
tellect and physique In short, great men
In any line should have the opportunity
to become fathers of many children.
The children will bo raised ana edu
cated by the society until the time comes
when tho Stato will do that. The wlfo
Uovotes herself to her child for three
years before sue is auowea to marry
again. Tho husband In tho meantime
takes another wife.
Much attention to physical training de
velopment In children will bo given In the
"Garden." Little Btrcss Is laid on "higher
education." Boys nnd girls nro to be
reared In "Spartan simplicity." Boys are
to be taught f,clf-control and to becomo
accustomed to pain that they may bo
como courageous. Ftom ten ypars on
boys are to carry small swords, In the
use of which they will be trnlned. Ar
bitration, courts of honor and unwritten
law will deal out Justice In the new Eden.
When they fall, the sword In the hands
of tho best man, according to nnclent
knightly custom, will decide.
"Lack of necessary finances," said Dr.
Hcntchcl, "hns so far prevented the prac
tical carrying out of the Mittgart plans.
Wo have about 100 members, but mostly
persons of bmall means. There Is no lacit
of men with great qualifications. The
problem Is the money question and to
find some one or more who will flnanco
such a colony as wo plan. More difficult
Is th'e woman question. Only a fow, cour
ageous and Independent of view and Judg
ment, havo Joined us."
But Captain. Diamond Chafes At Being
ThottghtrKealiy' Indisposed n
Out at the Crocker Old Pcdplo's Hontc).f
Pine nnd Pierce streets, San Francisco,
Captain Goddard Ezcklel bod"ge DlaV
mond Is chafing1 because ho hart, beejfi
confined to his bed for the last few days,
Ho fears that hprnp of his friends may
think his' indlsposltldif Js all Indication
of Infirmity. But Captain Diamond In
sists that Inasmuch as fie Is only Just
turned 118 years, such a supposition is nb
surd. Ho Insists that ho is as hale and
hearty as any ono less than half his
Ho makes no secret of the method by
which one may attain and pass .tho .cenf
tury mllo post. His scheme of life con
slsts largely of "don'ts." Don't tiso to
bacco, don't use stimulants and don't tra't
sweets. Captain Diamond has abstained
from all thepo, and he has not touched
meat since 1852.
Captain Diamond says he was born In,
Plymouth, Mass., May 1, 1796, In the ad
ministration of President Adams, second
chief executive of tho United Slates, He
tells vivid stories of pioneer days In tlm
Maine woods and how ho provided -forn
his mother whlln. his father was ser'vlugj,
In the war of 1612, ,
Ho says ho was first thrust Into the t
world at tlm ago of 0, when ho went to
Boston, being unable to read or wrlto
and not even knowing tho alphabet. Dur-
Ing the civil war h served four years ,
in the qilnrtermuster's department at St.
Louis, notwithstanding the fact that he
whs 65 years old at the outbreak of libs .
tilltlea. '
Ho came to California In 1877. He has
never married, and today has the ap
pearance of a man in vigorous health.
His blue eyes nro clar, his hand clasp
strong and his face unwrlnkled by" 1110"
passage of years.
Banquet of 11 O'clock Council , ,
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 17. At tho an
nual bntiquet last night of the Elovoh
O'clock Council of the Red Mori of tho
United States the following officers wcii
elected: Chief rover, V. V. LTghth'older, '
of Missouri; secretary, Thomas 'JV Mo1
Keen, of Minnesota; treasurer, Henry
C. Hart, of Idaho.
Sfudents Are Vitally Inter
:sted in People and Condi
tions Throughout United
States ahd Europe
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Aj tho progress and prosperity of the
Tirlous native f tates of India depend so
much upon the character, education and
ability of the native hereditary rulers,
and as the question of their proper prep
aration for the great responsibilities they
ars to assume over tho lives and prop
arty of their subjects Is of such vital Im
portance, it was deemed of Interest, in
connection with Tny commercial Investi
gations through India, to stop for a day
at AJmer, in Rajputana, the site of Mayo
College, tho leading educational centre for
the princes and nobility of India, says
the Dally Consular and Trade Reports.
Mayo College was founded In 1873,
through the Influence of Lord Mayo, at
that time Viceroy of India. Aj monument
to hlj memory erected Just In front of
the main building of tho college mentions
that "It was his hope that the collcgo of
which he first suggested the foundation
mlsht promote among tho youth of Raj
Putana the cardinal virtues of fortitude,
temperance, Justico and benevolence of
hlch his own life gave a splendid ex
ample," In general, It was intended that this
"118-. should have a civilizing and pro
f'alva Influence in India, and by begln-nl-
at the top stratum of Indian society,
HCfvCate,eenerally the Principles of mor
tw.'i . turo nnd enomIo usefulness.
oia intention has been splendidly car
,1,out' and the visible effects of It
, 7 "Parent in the high Ideals
lhVnaM8reSSlVe government ot many of
uni.,1 ; .'" "4 "uih iio nave erna
mVrom th,s Institution, among whom
w .1? m.entlned the Maharaja of Al
,i i I1 Maharao of Kotah, the Mnhara
ixr nt TDlJn&"Pur, the Maharaja of Hol
RiL iore, tho Raja of Dowas nnd thq
2' Ra,wanii also Maharaja Bhalron
Horn. .,a.1a the Malmraj of Bikaner.
ef ilf. "I0 rnost Promising future rulers
cation have aIso received their edu
7 "?. Including the Crown Prince
. Y'lrl who has already attained
stiwLi avorable reputation because of
lv entimar'llneSS cuIture and Proeres-
nUitM?0l,e5e U managed by a com-
IthiS n ?aHve rulers- moal'y ' States
tti "?-n.Vputlln' Including the maha
thi LA lw.ar- the eaekwar of Raroda,
BclndVr f0t..Dlkaner' tne Maharaja
Oalnnr .' fallr. the maharaja of
naharnn maharaja of Klshangarh. the
the mX f Kotal1' the raja of Sallana,
th, , r- thmaharajadhlraj of Slrohi,
Sewaii e, Dhar' Qna the maharaja of
cillv lnce 1S93 the coeee has espe
wter?ei1 ana Prospered with C.
alio It. !.nBton aa Principal. The school
butniV,flve Jther English masters and
Brw)trs,,.nn9 I"d'an assistants, a
l cmcer. ''?V,S ". two medl
taftnoW lns ,na8tr and a super-
Th ii samej
W Inrt .te ls co"str"cted of white mar
tulldimr nnS arc'"ecturo of the main
dwelling if d ubary buildings and
-eiiing houses is of r.i im.i.. r,,i
th. .Pe buildings Include, besides
ngg Include, besides
mnail m .: T"s. a'm annexes, a
at ir7,.. " iauium. a sanitarium,
' houw!' E?Vn ,nastera' and guard-
M uuuainiT flnd nnnAvu c flra
- . . " - v-w, ftb ,...
'ana stadium, a sanltari
vnoes. also a. niimh,, 9 imotni.
House- ii,i.t ""'" ui uuarumB
aUV St?.6 h were erected by different
obiin .!!?" ?f thflr young prints and
Ui i.Jn.r s lh" ''"'l'7- Tl-e i"?'-
wvum covet a
a cricket pavilion in tho middle. Tho
cost of tho buildings and grounds has
approximated moro than $1,000,000.
This college now has an endowment fund
of about J3M.O0O. contributed chiefly by
native rulers. It receives about $10,000
annual contributions from natlvo States
and private persona and also nearly ?I0,
000 subsidy a year from tho British Gov
ernment. Its total receipts, including tui
tion fees, amount to more than $50,000 per
year. At present there are 202 students
at tho school, of whom 163 are princes
and nobility of the different States of
Rajputana, and the remainder ore from
Baroda, the United Provinces, Nepal,
Orlssa, Hyderabad, Kashmir and central
The college Is what would be known In
the United States as a preparatory school,
such as Andovor or Exeter, or as Eton
In England. After graduation from this
college students may take post-graduate
courses at the same Institution If they do
slre, which would correspond to univer
sity courses In the United States, or they
may then go to universities In England
or In the United States for further train
ing. Tho educational courses are given In
Ungllsh, Hindu, Urdu nnd Sanskrit and
Persian, Tho Include a range of sub
jects such as English and Indian history,
georgraphy, arithmetic, English prose and
poetry, physics and chemistry, political
economy, geometry, algebra, revenue, the
oietlcal surveying, and law, as well as
special attention to certain practical gov
ernmental administration problems, as
famine relief and management of Stato
finances, civil and criminal codes, etc.
Large attention Is paid to lessons In
horseback riding and military drill, also
to the encouragement and regulations of
such outdoor sports as polo, cricket, foot
ball, etc.
Tha college has a large library which
Is much used, but the only American liter
ature I found there were several of Mark
Twain's books. I would suggest that as
most of the prospective rulers of native
States who are being educated here, will
In the future bo obliged to take much
practical interest in such subjects as irri
gation, well-boring, pumps, agricultural
Implements and other articles required for
tne prosperity or tneir people, any con
tributions from manufacturing, commer
cial or educational organizations In the
Unltedo States concerning Ameilcan
methods and appliances might have con
siderable value In this library.
In a private discussion I had with ono
student of this school, who is soon to ba
the ruling chief of about 50 village com
munities In Rajputana, with life and death
power over his subjects and with almost
absolute power In administrative matters
nffcctlng the prosperity of his people. I
found he was particularly Interested In
the use of artesian wells In the United
States, and he thought that If deep bor
ings could be made in Rajputana at com
paratively small cost, It would solve the
most pressing economic problem of tho
country, tha land being very dry and thero
being no rivers conveniently at hand to
Irrigate from.
Some of the examination papers for ob
taining matriculation diplomas, which I
examined at tho college, show the all
round character of knowledge expected
from these future rulers of India. A few
of the questions were as follows:
What do 'you know of Lord Kitchener.
Theodore Roosevelt. Marconi and Lloyd
Mnntlon a great event that has hap
pened, during the last year in Portugal,
cam a ana Kngiana.
Whit an eay on the Delhi durbar
Can y'l explain why DelhA 1 iro-h
As you enjoy your cigarette this evening after dinner itv
may please you to think of the widely distant places named
here for they have a close relation to the pleasure you
get from your Fatima.
At these strangely named towns on the other side of the
world, perhaps at the very moment when you are drawing.dli
m the fragrant smoke of your Fatima, expert tobacco buyers
are going over bale after bale of choice Turkish leaf,
selecting here and there tobacco which they consider worthy
to enter into the famous Fatima Turkish Blend.
These resident Liggett C& Myers buyers know the slightest
variation in quality. And it is largely due to their judgment
that Fatimas are always so uniformly good
ini t .$ ,
trr.inti v
'Sfc.w .
Colombo almost as hot In January as In
June? Why is Simla much cooler than
Prom what parts of India are the fol
lowing products obtained: Tea, gold,
teak, coal. Jute, cotton, petroleum, mica,
wheat, rubles, coffee?
Whero are tho following places, and
what Is their chief Importance: Belfast,
Sydney, Glasgow, Vancouver, Panama,
Toklo, Montreal, Nairobi, Oxford, Pekin,
Auckland, Durban?
State briefly what you know of the peti
tion of right, the navigation acts, the
origin of party government In England.
Which do you consider the greatest of
tho iMogul emperors, and why?
Classify the following substances as ele
ments or compounds, giving a short rea
son In eaech case; Sugar, steel, brass,
coal, kerosene oil, red phosphorus.
Describe any arrangement for produc
ing ele-ctrlo currents.
What do you understand by the law of
contract and of tort?
Since a sovereign government has no
legal rights agulnst Its own subjects nor
Us subjects against tho sovereign, how
la It that we daily find a sovereign suing
or being sued In courts of law?
The students of this school annear to
show remarkable proficiency In arithme
tic, especially In sums which they flguro
out mentally. The multiplication table
as taught at Mayo College does not end
with IS times 12, as taught in the schools
of the United States, but with 23 times
25. Moreover, the students commit to
memory multiplication figures covering
fractions as well as Integers. There Is
a liberal so-stern of awarding prizes for
competitive merit, ana for general schol
arship and deportment. Prizes are even
awarded for killing snakes. 106 prizes hav
ing been granted last year for snakes de
stroyed In the vicinity of the college.
The general discipline of the school is
rigid. For small offenses extra hours of
study are prescribed, and In case of -rlous
moral offense the younger students
may receive some moderate physical
chastisement, while the older students
would be summarily expelled. A good
many of the students have special guard
ians with them. They aro all allowed to
have every legitimate amusement, and a
few of them have private motorcars
Generally speaking, their life at the col
lege Is wholesome and comfortable, al
though not approaching In luxury the fine
palaces they may later occupy. The ex
cellent manners, politeness, courtesy,
etc., of tho boys Is very noticeable; aud
their philanthropic spirit is shown every
year by their largo personal donations
for purchase of food and blankets to
the poorest people In AJmer and for glv-
ng sweetmeats to cmiuren of the poor
& Cavalla
p Yfc
dressed In white, except
ored native turbans.
for brlght-col-
t .' a -J.LXCJ, wllu cgolor in Jiuuiaty Uuui June? Wiiy la schools, Tha bo a wX tb college aro all
The city of AJmer, whero the school is
located. Is an interesting place, and Is a
most Important city of Rajputana, It ls
some 2000 feet above sea level, and has a
distinction of being the highest city on
the plains of India. It has & population
of about Sfl.OOO. There are many beauti
ful lakei and hills about, and Interesting
relics of ancient art and architecture.
There ls an Important American Methodist
mission Bchool here.
Rajputana covers a very large area In
northwestern India between the provinces
of Slnd and the Punjab, and Is composed
of IS native States, the most important
of which are Bikaner, Jaipur and Udal
pur. As a particular Instance of how
education acquired at this college has
benefited these native States, I may men
tion the remarkable development which
has occurred In Bikaner under its pro
gressive maharaja, who was one of tha
early graduates and ono of tho most gener
ous patrons of this college. In the M.tyo
College magazine, a monthly publication
Issued from this college, recently ap
peared an account of the silver Jubilee of
the maharaja of Bikaner, at which an
interesting tribute was paid to his high
ness" progressiva qualities by the Viceroy
of India.
There ire three other colleges In India
for Indian princes and nobility, though
they are not so Important or so well en
dowed as the Mayo College at AJmer.
They Include the Daly College at Indore.
central India; the Altchlson College at
Lahore, Punjab, and the Rajkumar Col
lege at Rajkot, Kathlawar.
At present in India, with the growth of
nationalistic spirit, a reaction Is notice
able In many Influents! native quarters
against tne education of the native youth
of the country In Christian schools and
colleges, and there has been an agitation
for the erection of a large Hindu univer
sity at Benares, the sacred city of India.
This movement has culminated In the or
ganization of a number of district com
mittees, which have been raising money
for the proposed new Hindu university.
The subscriptions thus far received havo
reached the large total of $1,230,000. The
erection of the new university at Benares
wlt'-'n th" near future therefore seim
Peculiarities of a Much-used Acces
sory of Writers,
Few people realize the true inwardness
of blotting paper, particularly peoplo who
live in mg towns and should know better.
It is, for Instance, a reaj pleatura to sit
down to a large clean sheet of new pink
blotting paper, and Instead of its soiling
one, to be the first to soil it. White blot
ting paper has to be very thick and ub
sorbing to hold Its own. while green blot
ting papr is only suggestne of banks
and business, and little soiled ends which
are used for the week's books.
The blotting paper connoisseur changes
ma muiiing parer with absolute reckless
ness. It becomes tn him like the paper
target which, once marked with his prow
ess, has fulfilled Its function. It la a, de
light to teur the corner off a sheet of
thick pink, and pick up as much as pos
slble of the blot made by an overflowing
pen. But the corner once away, the sheet
loses its charm and should be, replaced by
Blotting paper and blotting pad are in
dices ot the household psychology. There
Is. for instanoe. the Dad which. hr,,,.M,
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through the writing of many black and
dashlus notes. Th,ro Is tho neat pad
which is always carefutly gilded and
which suggests that the sooner all trace
of writing be removed the better, and
there Is the blotting book, with lis vholce
of half-dlrtled leaves and Its surface
which by no losslble means can ever bu
as level as blotting paper should be.
The Ideal way of using blotting paper
ls to have two or three loose sheets of
thlcklsh white or pink, which can tw
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punity. It is useful to be able to blot
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not very much used, has grown shiny coiuly An it n....T. . mo5t emca"
with use and Its acquired sWe Zl Uou,' scruples asTwaVt? "LTt"
lutely refuses to pick up any Ink at all the writer to write NtraUht !,. e,nab '
Thre h the Pid that has been over. I .v.-nf-,,. inii j l. st.rar't ahead with
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