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WONDERS OF THE DEEP.
A Great Variety of Floating Life Very
From the Dundee Adrertliev.
J Htaniej Gardiner of Cambridge Univer
sity has been exploring the Indian ocean
and gives It as his opinion that at ono time
there was land connection between Ceylon
and Madagascar. Hut It Is In describing
the wonders of the deejp that his report
grows most interesting "A very consider
able variety of deep-sea fish were brought
up," he says. "At least half the number
we secured seem quite new specimens, and.
I believe, are not described In any textbook.
Some of these had enormous eyes, some oniy
rud-lmeivtary eyes, the site of a pin's head,
while some liad no ejea at all.
"One of the most Interesting discoveries
we made was that floating life Is exceed
ingly abundant at all depths down to about
twelve hundred fathoms In seaa twenty-five
hundred fathoms deep. By floating
life I mea.i animals which form the food
of whales and deep-ocean fish, and which
up to the present have been believed to
live on or very close to the surface. A va
riety of enormous squids were tlshed out,
a* well as Jelly fish, and gigantic prawns
fully six inches long. Some of these lat
ter were blind, while others had huge eyes,
but nearly all of them had phosphorescent
organs, which would naturally be due to
the fact that they live at a depth where al
most total darkness prevails.
"The blind varieties had enormous feelers
or antennae, some of them extending to
twice the length of their bodies. Some
forms, such as the water flea, which Is only
about the size of a pin's head In surfaco
wa^sr, we discovered six or ten times that
size in six or seven hundred fathoms."
t'roui the Cblcijo Chronicle.
When reference is made to the habit of
"pistol toting" lit the south the newspapers
of that section are not alow to point out
that there are many murderous shootings
in northern cities. The inference sought to
be conveyed Is, of course, that people who
live in glass houses should not throw
?tones. There is some force to the Insinua
tion, but the oases are not exactly parallel
after all. It is probably true that In great
metropolitan communities like Chicago and
New Tork the proportion of deadly shooot
ings In ratio to population is greater than
it Is In the south. There Is, however, a dif
ference In the character of the shootings.
In the northern cities, that Is to say, the
use of the pistol Is largely?though not. of
course, entirely?confined to the criminal
classes. The burglar, the highwayman, the
professional thug, shoots either to secure
booty or to facilitate his escape from cap
ture. The revolver Is an adjunct of pro
fesslonal crime, though, as we have admit
ted. that Is not Invariably the case.
In the south, on the other hand, it will
hardly be denied even by southern news
papers that the pistol is more frequently
employed in resenting wliat Is deemed to
be insult or in settling personal quarrels.
In the north such "difficulties" would in
most cases culminate in fisticuffs: in ttie
south the result Is more likely to be a
It is this which constitutes the difference
between the northern and the southern
pistol affray in a great many cases. The
southerner Is undoubtedly more sensitive
on the point of personal affront than Is the
northerner and It thus results that he
takes more vital measures In resenting
such affronts. This Is not saying that
there are no killings In the north over
petty quarrels, for there are too many
such, but it is safe to say that the pistol
is oftener employed in the south than in
the north in the settlement of such dif
ferences. It Is a matter of temperament
and tradition, largely Influenced by cli
Too many pistols are "toted" north and
south, and the north cannot take any con
solation to itself from the fact that its
pistol carriers belong largely to the crimi
nal classes. It Is only sought to be shown
tliat there Is a difference In the classes
concerned north and south. There ought to
be no pistols carried in either section ot
From G?s World.
It Is one of the most conspicuous char
acteristics of engineering employment that
the engineer who actually works at Ms vo
cation is more of a man-of-ail-work than
the follower of almost any other trade.
Watch the automobile classification In
The Star for bargains in second-hand ma
chinos. If you want to buy a machine 1st
somebody know It through this column.
Use a Star box number for answers It you
want to. It doosn't cost anything extra,
and the ad. only forty-flvs cents for three
EFFECT OF REFINED DIET
MENTAL, MORAL AND PSYCHI
CAL RESULTS OF SIMPLE FOOD.
Clean and Plain Eating: Often Causes
Men to Abstain From Liquor
From thf Iioudon Exprm.
In my first article I considered the in
fluence of a pure system of diet on the
physical part of man. Another plane
which will be necessarily and beneficially
affected is the mental. It follows that
mentality will become more or less clari
fied in proportion as the brain receives
through its blood supply pure and assiml
If the brain receives the nourishment
best adapted for the exercise of its par
ticular function. It will, of course, be able
to carry out that function to the best ad
vantage. or, fn other words, the healthier
the body the healthier and more active
will be the mind. The same law of vibra
tion to which I referred In my first article
!",| fc operative here; mentation will be
quickened because the vibrations on the
mental plane are quickened
Experience appears to prove that simple
livers think more clearly after they have
changed their diet, that new thoughts occur
more readily, and that Ideas flow more
spontaneous1*-. It may be suggested that
IT this is so we may change all our block
heads into better man by forcing them to
become vegetarians. To this, of course the
answer is that all that is claimed is that
with a refined diet the thinkers are able
to think more clearly, and that, there
fore. the mediocre in intellect will have a
better chance of having their intellect
sharpened and that the blockhead would he
given at least a chance of beginning to
Not at Their Best.
Although, of course, there are many
men of great acumen and ability who are
flesh eaters, I maintain that they arc not
living at their best, and that they would
60 still better and more sustained mental
work with a change of food.
1 lie law of vibration holds good also on
th" physk al plane, which is a counter
part and reflex of the material. If the
a'oms (.rn.prising the material part of a
man vibrate slowly, so will the corre
sponding spiritual atoms.
It is generally recognized now that there
is a subtly Invisible, though none the less
real, radiation proceeding from us ail. We
are always, though It may be unconscious
ly, emanating rays, to which may be given
the name of "personal magnetism," the
"aura" or "odic force."
Of this fact I personally can have 110
longer the slightest doubt, having proved
it by numberless experiments In the realms
of the inner perception. The man who is
living a gross life will be surrounded with
more or less dark rays, from a deep red
to chocolate colored.
These would be of a slow, heavy, coarse
rate of vibration, for we know that when
dealing with the physical spectrum the
red rays are low down in the scale of vibra
tion. But if that individual refines himself
at all points of his systeon, these radia
tions change their rate of vibration?that
is to say, their colors; for, as we have
seen before, the difference In percepted
colors simply means a difference In the
rate of vibration in the ether; so many
millions of etheric vibrations giving us the
perception of red, so many more that of
yellow, more still and we have violet, and
bo on, so that as the individual improves
In character and in general living he will
lose the dark-eye rays and take the lighter
Absorbing and Radiating.
Tills subtle effluence will be radiating
from him for good or for ill, for man both
absorbs and radiates light and color.
Now, it Is my contention that the desir
able change In color of the rays thrown olT
from our bodies may be materially assisted
by adopting a refined dietary. 1 have In
my mind one case, a man who ten years
ago was leading an ordinary, anxious lite,
living on ordinary fare, with unsatisfactory
health and poor will power. He was a man
of some aspirations, which did not find ade
quate expression. At this time he was ema
nating dark green and gray rays. A few
years afterward he had materially changed
his mode of living, and had become n more
refined feeder and more refined thinker,
and the rays which he now threw off were
a rosy red lined with gray?the gray dis
appearing as his anxieties decreased.
It is quite an error to suppose that a man
must become a paile, attenuated being In
order to be spiritually minded. The ideal
would be that he should develop equally on
all planes, and that he should possess a
perfectly healthy body, a well-balanced
mind and keen, spiritual facult'es, all dove
tailed into one another, forming the perfect
It might be mentioned here, though it is
perhaps a little out of place, that the more
simply a man lives with regard to Ills food
the more he is satisfied with the simplicity;
no condiments are longed for, no fresh
dishes are wanted to tickle the palate, no
stimulants are required to make one enjoy
one's meal; what the man eats he enjoys,
and his palate becomes reilned In Its acute
ness of flavor and Its appreciation of taste.
Further, the one who adopts the refined
diet as a rule ceases to care for strong
drinks. I have seen many cases In my
practice where Instead of the ordinary fare
plenty of fruit and the simplest possible
diet lias been suggested, all desire for alco
holic beverages has ceased.
The same may be often found as regards
smoking. There are vegetarians who still
enjoy their pipe, but I think, as a rule,
that the cleaner diet seems to create a de
sire for a cleaner palate, and all wish for
smoking simply drops off. There Is no ef
fort required to give it up; but in this, as
in the case of alcohol, the desire dies a nat
Undoubtedly if a simple diet could be
popularized among a much larger class or
Individuals It would follow that the colloct
lve life of the nation would be purer, clean
er and less criminal; much of the animal
would die out of the individual, and there
fore out of the people generally; and there
would occur a common longing after a life
that is sweeter, more beautiful and ihore
The man who eats moderately and simply
Is the man who can best control his tem
per and his passions; and he it is who can
walk through life with composure and se
renity. Therefore. It is evident tliat the
question of diet must exert an enormously
powerful Influence upon the whole social
life of a nation.
Humanity and Machinery.
From the Reader.
Machinery is the corner stone of modern
society, the very foundation on which law,
science, ethics, the arts, even the state
Itself, rests. It is so new that we do not
yet know Its poetry. We do not yet under
stand. Only two generations have lived
beside the highway of steam, only one has
seen the Bessemer converter transform
the blacksmith Into the master builder of
ships and towers. The sewing machine,
the far speaker, the typewriter, are com
mon things today, accepted as a matter of
dally convenience, and yet are they teach
er* of the people. Machines that come close
io our lives and home Insensibly teach
truth, precision, the adjustment of univer
sal laws to human needs, respect for that
wise American Idea that labor saved is
labor released for higher and nobler toll.
The machine Is the head master In the high
school of the raci.
From Country Life in America.
An expert said to me: "There isn't a
single real antique on 4th avenue." I
haven't a doubt but that his ntatement was
exaggerated and largely unjustifiable, and
yet there is something In It. He knows
what he Is talking about, for he had a
great deal to do with the eolleotion of srun
dials owned by the Metropolitan Museum,
a collection which has been pronounced to
be entirely genuine, with one possible ex
ception. And yet he admits having been
fooled himself. He has one ancient-looking
braae dial, dated Rome, 1047. He says he
believes It Is old and came from Rome,
but he is sure that It Is not over a hundred
years old and is a oopy or Imitation. The
market Is undoubtedly full of fakes, and
the safest way Is U> buy through an ex
perienced collector or ekn avoid them.
HE EVENT of the footwear season will be the opening of our
enlarged and remodeled Women's Shoe Department on the
second floor, with the far famed
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For months we have carried on a
careful and systematic study of the
shoe business. Intent on securing
the best, every reputable line of
women's shoes in the world's markets
has passed under our'inspection. Not
content with an examination of the finished product, we have watch
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cutting bench to the finishing room. After duly weighing ail au
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THE DOROTHY DODD LINE not only affords the proper style for each and ev cry occasion, but
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Head-to = Foot
OUR SECOND LITERATURE.
German Poets Who Write and Work
Under the Star Spangled Banner.
From the Literary Digest.
A most curious fact, and one that Is al
most unknown among Anglo-Americans, Is
the growth, side by side with our own,
of a second literature of high value, and
rooting In a most distant past. "The Ger
man," as a writer in the Boston Transcript
expressed it, "has brought with him to
Amerioa not only his leather apron or his
bookcase, but his nightingales as well." Mr.
George Sylvester Viereck publishes In the
New Yorker Revue a series of articles on
this subject and from these articles we
gatiher the following statements:
"An Idea of the age and extent of this
literature is furnished us by the anthology
'Deutsch in Amerika,' published some ten
years ago la Chicago. The book Is divided
into a religious and a political period, and
the present. The religious period (1678-1825)
begins with Fran a Daniel Pastorlus; the
first name of the political division (1825
1860) Is the celebrated Frans Ldeber. The
Intentions of tihe editors were better than
their taste, and the value of the book Is
historical rather than literary. Then fol
lowed 'Dornrosen' ('Roses amidst Thorns')
another volume of selections, which Is now
out of print. And, finally (1908) Dr. G. A.
Neff brought out a collection of poems by ;
living German-American authors, entitled
'Unter dem CMernenbenner* ('Under the
Star fipangled Banner'). One hundred aifd
three authors are here represented. It ap
pears that the literary life of our Gentian
feUow-dtlsens Is far richer than we gen
erally realise. At this %noment no less
, than eight hundred German newspapers
[ and periodical*) published in this country,
some of which have a circulation of over
a hundred thousand. And his book, the
editor claims, "(fives voice to ten million
Germans from the Hudson to the Golden
"The cultural interest of this document
of German activities In America can hardly
be overestimated. The question is, how
ever, whether the artistic value of the work
of the German poet in America Justifies our
attention. 'His fate," as was pointed out
some time ago In the Sfcwanee Rerlew, "is
not without elements of pathos.' 'He is,'
adds the Transcript, Jshut off from imme
diate recognition In Germany by the sus
picion with which the fatherland treats Its
wandered sons In the republic; and self
debarred from most American readers by
tlve very medium of his art.' In Dr. Neff's
( collection there Is much that 1- mediocre,
and pathetically so, but there are a dozen
writers whose work is genuine, and three
or four who deserve to rank with a\jy of
our minor poets.
"It Is Interesting to note in this latest vol
ume that the sentimental regard for the
' Fatherland' and the 'Deutsche Rheln,'
formerly the distinguishing characteristic
of all German-American verse has gradual
ly subsided, and In many cases the Ameri
can influence is strongly pronounced. Not
in the language, f<y the editor has wisely
chosen to leave out the writers of Pennsyl
vania Dutch, but in sentiment and in the
choice of subjects, many of which are taken
from American history. There .Is even one
poem on 'T#<Jdy' and the Rough Riders.
The editor himself points out another strik
ing fact, namely, the prevalence of mascu
line rhymes, which he ascribes to the influ
ence of the English language."
The R?vue devotes to each of the most
Important of the poets of this anthology a
special article, previous to the appearance
of Dr. Neft's collection. From these we
gather mere specific information:
"Konrad Nies of St. Louis is the moat ao
cornplished of German-Ameriean singers.
'Under his liaiid language becomes wonder
fully melodious.' Mr. Nlis is a romanti
cist through and through, in spite of the
Bounding, here and there, of a more mod
ern note; and it was he who invented with
reference to German-American po*try the
poignant expression, 'rose* in the snow.'
At present he is lecturing in Berlin on the
German poetry of America. In one of his
lectures Mr. Nies said that while, sooner or
later, his native language and the language
of his art is bound to die out on this con
tinent, lis spirit will survive, to be not the
least bfnefleent Ingredient of American cul
ture. Next comes Martin Drescher of Chi
cago, an anarchist politically, but not in
art. Dreseiier is more human than Nies;
he has known the depths and bitterness of
life, and of these his poetry Is, at times,
too expressive. One of his most'impressive
poems is entitled 'Night on Union Square.'
The poet loves to pose in Francois Villon
fashion as a homeless vagabond. The bulk
of his work is small, but some of his son
nets are perfect gems of lyric art.
A Ghost at a Card Party.
From tbe I-oodon Mail.
A curious ghost story comes from Dur
ban, South Africa, a specter, it is stilted,
haunting a house In a village whioh was
occupied by a lawyer who died about four
The house was taken by a gentleman
who, after seeing "an unearthly shape
cross the garden and disappear," invited
some friends to stay with him.
The result was that two of them rushed
to the Central Hotet.wlth the story that a
ghost had passed through closed doors and
windows and that a light had been seen in
the study used by the previous tenant.
A party of eight decided to play a game
of oards in the house. Suddenly one ot tha
players started up wftli tlie cry, "Mial is
that?" lx>oking in the direction in wfcfct?
he wan staring, the others saw a horrlble
looking head protruding through the door
way. The head was like that of ?. skele
It disappeared. The party went to the
door ami into the adjoining room, but
"specter" had vanished.
The affair, gays the Bloerofontehi Post,
Is causing great excitement In the village,
but the skeptical believe It to be the work
of some practical Joker, and steps art- being
taken to lay the gbost by a party unwd
Wit Used aa an Ax.
Prom tbe Germanlowo Telegraph.
An honest old Pennsylvania farmer ita4
a tr#e on Ills premises he wanted to cilt
down, but being weak in lil* back and hav
ing a dull ax he hit upon the following
plan: Knowing the passion among hla
neighbors for 'coon hunting, he made a
'coon's foot out "of a potato and proceeded
to Imprint numerous tracks in the now
to and up the tree. When all was ready he
Informed hla neighbors that the tree must
be filled with 'coons, pointing to the ex
ternal evidence made with his 'coon's foit.
The baft took, and In a short time hfklf a
dozen fellows with sharp axes were
ping at the baas of the tree, eacl
his regular turn. The party also
dogs and shotguns, and ware In ?
over the anticipated haul of fat
The tree Anally fell, but narjr a '4
seen to drop.
TO CUBS A GOLD
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