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HIS is the best, or river between Washington and Benning.
the worst, season From the intersection of Maryland ave
.. nue and l.ith street, H street leads east,
to examine tne wj(h cottage hill and its few venerable
green fields of the houses, and some new ones, rising on
\nacostia river. the north. Graceland cemetery, now a
Vast views of rank t?mbless and graveless tract is on the
left hand. The street leads down grade
emerald growth between fields and some houses, and
may be had Hun- flower gardens and nurseries. It is a
drcds of acres of busy street, with electric cars rumbling
river weed are to and from many points in the eastern
. part of the District and points in Mary
growing where ]aruj as far ;tS Baltimore. There is also
either clear water a heavy traffic of autos and horse-drawn
should shine or a vehicles. Far to the right you see com
park blossom. The westerly edge of this mons and the Jail- At the bottom of
, ^ , ,, grade you have been descending there
great swamp is a scant two miles from Ptands on the left the District refuse cre
the Capitol, the verdant stretches of the matory, with a variety of debris, hu/i
marsh are visible from the dome and dreds of bales of waste paper, piles of
the Goddess of Liberty, or the statue discarded tin. rags, boxes, barrels and
. _ ' brick. The waste paper is sent to a pa
of Freedom, from her perch has been ppr the tin is used in making win
looking that way ever since she was dow-sash weights, the old cans are de
posted on the dome. She has seen the tinned and barrels are sold at greatl>
picturesque and wholesome Anacostia "with** solid6refuse the shore line here
Tirer choke up with the wastes of the has been built out 300 yards into the
city and turn stagnant, green and scum- marsh. On the right hand the shore line
my. Easterlv winds carry the message has also been extended by a dump. For
of the marshes to Congress The Isthmus n*arl>' *alf * .J???, J8 JSJ1
^ ^ . across the marsh. On the left is a green,
?f Panama is purified before the valley of aqueous plain. Your eye can follow it
the Eastern branch. However, a good oji the Washington side to Tlickev run,
and useful future is hoped for what are along the base of the hills on which the
now the marshes of the Anacostia. Re- ^Id?s1t?a,I. Scho?! st*ndS the
. ., District line. On the east side of the
ctarnation has made notable progress river the view of the waste extends be
west of the Anacostia bridge and re- yond the Benning race course, the Lick
clamation eastward of It is on the pro- ing banks and over the District line. On
your right hand the green and unpleas
ing vista extends beyond the railroad
trestle and the Pennsylvania Avenue
bridge. Ribbon grass, pickerel weed.
From the ruins of the old Dent home on wild celery, cat-tails, flags and that wa
stead on Popular point is a mile and a jeypj j-jge here and there mounds sup
half. From a line connecting these points porting trees and wild shrubbery,
the river extended south and east, form- After traveling this long causeway you
Ing a large shallow bay. The widest come to the short bridge which spans a
part was from the foot of Pencote narrow, sluggish stream, all that is left
woods to the line drawn from point to of the Anacostia river at this point. A
point. The distance would be nearly half few boathouses and small boats are here,
a mile. A long trestle of the Alexandria relics of a more prosperous past, and
branch of the Baltimore and Ohio ran some folk, fishermen and hunters, like
across this bay, keeping rather close to the sensation of guiding their craft along
the hilly shore of the Asylum grounds the tortuous stream and through .the
and Pencote woods. All this has now green tangle.
been filled in behind a river wall of rip- ?
rap topped with masonry similar to the * *
wall of Potomac park. A mighty crop of _ , , . _
weeds is growing there, but the land is COOKSilOp Bill Of J&TC.
r'f?oym%oXr*M.tn,???ward ,o ,h. '-M?
Anacostia bridge, three-quarters of a is a cookshop roun hjah.
mile, a gracefully curving rip-rap wall was a half-grown colored youth and
has been built and considerable filling a stranger in that part of the city where
has been done. The width of the river he encountered the Rambler. He wanted
r?P,'aI P?,lntKa.nd.v,the ? dinner and he was looking for a cook
averages half a mile, but the retaining . . . ,
wall and fill and filling land extend far s^op just as men in other planes of life
out from the south shore. From the would look for a restaurant. But this
Anacostia bridge eastward as far as one young fellow was not looking for a
can see all is a green waste with a nar- restaUrant or a cafe or a chop house or
row stream of water slowly, very slowly, , . _T
passing through it. a refectory or an ordinary. The first
You will obtain the widest view of this three words he had never used in his
urban marsh by crossing what was the life and the last two he had never heard.
RUINED HOUSE ON 33D STREET.
The place for him to get a meal when
away from home was a cookshop.
This gave the Rambler the idea to
look for such a place and the one he
found was in a quarter of Washington
generally unattractive to the more pros
perous citizens, as well as to those per
sons who affect prosperity. And the idea
comes promptly to mind that those per
sons who affect a greater prosperity than
is really theirs must be a good deal more
wretched than people who are poor and
admit it and live on a scale proportional
to their earning power. It is not so very
distressing to visit this so-called poorer
section ot Washington. Perhaps the peo
ple eat as heartily, satisfy as good appe
tites, sleep as soundly and get as much
enjoyment out of their leisure as many
persons who ?live in more pretentious
The people in the neighborhood of the
cookshop which the Rambler visited are
very poor, judged by the Connecticut ave
nue or Sheridan circle standards. They
were very careless and unfashionable in
the matter of dress. If they work, they
get up early to reach their jobs. They do
not "hold positions." Some times they
get a "situation," but when they work
foundation for new. or tearing down old
buildings and doing the heavy work of
The married women of the neighbor
hood cook, wash, scrub and group them
selves on the doorsteps, or about the
doorsteps when the household chores
. have been done, and perhaps sometimes
\#ien they have not been done. ' The
news of the gossip of the neighbors and
neighborhood is as appealing to them as
to their more leisurely sisters.
A large percentage of the young people
of the neighborhood work and dutifully
add their earnings to the family income.
The girls are especially helpful In this
respect. Young women of the colored
families go out "in service," and those
of the white families follow various em
ployments. The boys generally seem not
up to the standard of industry and reg
ularity set by their sisters. Games and
outings and corner loafing are more con
genial that work to a high percentage,
but they will probably settle down to
the pick and shovel when they have
sewn their wild oats. The middle-aged
and old laborers now so steady, regular
and disciplined to hard work were per
haps as irresponsible In their youth as
light is In the Zoo or Rock Creek Park
at the points mentioned.
North of the handsome cement bridge
at the foot of Quarry hill various ways
lead through the Zoo grounds along
the Rock creek, or the easterly side.
The main way is the oiled road pass
ing under, the lea of Flagstaff hill
and by the paddock of the yaks and
other four-footed creatures from dis
.On the creek side of this fine drive
is a foot path leading from the quarry
bridge to the foot bridge opposite the
elk corral. It is a leaf-bawered walk
and many men and maids and children
On the opposite or easterly side ot the
creek is a romantic old road, which the
Rambler was told is part of the original
Adams Mill road. It leads along under
the houghs of big trees, with the wooded
hill, where the elk live, on the right.
This road is used as a horse path, but
on the hillside above this road has been
cut another soft and shady way used as
LOOKING TOWARD THE GREEN MARSH OF THE ANACOST^A FROM THE DISTRICT REFUSE CREMATORY.
It Is usually a "job." No getting down
town at 9 o'clock for them. To eat break
fast at 6 o'clock Is the ordinary thing.
They carry their dinner in a tin bucket.
It does not occur to them to go out to
lunch. They are the men one sees dig
ging up and putting down street car
tracks, building sewers, scraping out the
these present youngsters. Of course, the
older and settled men deny it, but the
young men of today are not essentially
different from the young men of yester
day. If there is a difference it is prob
ably in favor of those of the present.
The youths of this class are more in
terested in athletic sports and are less in
clined to drunkenness and rowdyism
than their fathers were at the same age.
It was in a section of the city where
these poor but satisfied people live
that*the Rambler entered a cookshop.
It was the' restaurant and the delica
tessen of the neighborhood. Before the
front window was a tall board on
which was painted the bill of food and
the schedule of charges. The ligt was:
Hozshead, 5 cents.
I'ijTN Tail. 5.
Ham ami Kjrcs. lO.
Bacon an?l Kuzs, 10.
Tjivpr and Onions, 10.
Pork and B<>ans, 5.
Beef Stew. 5.
Kale and Bacon. 10.
Spare Bihs and Potatoes, 10.
Crabs. two for 5.
Ice Cream and Soft Drinks, 5.
The Rambler talked with the people
who ran this cookshop. They talked
freely of the high cost of living.
Where All Autos Pass.
TF any one should be interested in
making a census of the automobile
riding population of Washington it
could best be done at the Rock Creek
ford, near the north end of the Zoo
grounds, or at the crossing of the ways
at the east end of the Rock Creek
bridge, at Pierce's Mill. The time
chosen should be a pleasant Sunday
On a still, clear, warm night one may
see a whirling stream of autos, with
lights glowing, in Potomac Park, but
the place to see Washington autoa and
autoists in greatest number and in day
a horse path and also as a foot path by
many of the pilgrims who stray that
A few hundred yards north of the
Quarry bridge Rock Creek bends to the
westward, and at this point the north
and south drive crosses it. Through
the flowing creek the road dips down
and then climbs up, passing along by
big beeches, whose trunks are carved
and scarred with many initials, dates,
hearts and arrows, till it passes out of
the Zoo at Klingle road and into Rock
Thousands of autos bound in and out
of Rock Creek Park follow this beauti
ful road through the Zoo and here under
the trees where the creek races over
the depressed way one will see on Sun
. day afternoons a procession of the auto
mobile population of Washington.
The water of the ford is churned white
and foamy by the whirring wheels, there
is a blue fog of gasoline smoke and a
din of honking horns.
AT the corner of 23d and N streets
the Rambler, looking south, or
toward M street, saw men with horses
and scrapers cutting away the top of
a hill which rose about thirty feet
above the level of the adjacent streets.
On that hill was an old and abandoned
house built of timber and covered with
rotting shingles and heavy gray boards.
"An old and humble home of the neigh
borhood about to be displaced by new
brick houses" was a reasonable de
That part of the city seems once to
have been higher than now. In some
places the* streets have steep banks
on the sides and a few frame houses
have at their fronts dissy wooden
stairways leading from street to door.
This is the case with 23d between M
and N. Twenty-third street is un
paved, but It has cement sidewalks
and is fringed with mature, though
"cuSbintTthe hill from thejoj, of
weiehciStlnKaaway0,ufe clay the Ram
bler stood near the abandoned bouse.
The window, were broken out and
of the 8h?,nty*. there'" asked tha
.amM? ot on. of th. mo- ?'<" "?
:.So "you know who did llv. thor.r
"Nobody lived there. It was a ice
wTkiSrb?3o over and look down
iVrtom an opening on th? *ogh side
you look down. about thlrty^^ or
a circular, , <jiameter and walled
twenty-five feet the Impres
with brick. It_ g How deep it
sion of a ?,gan* cannot guess, such
may have been . fallen Into ft.
Though ?'h.de^afrrin. o?^
oTa vertical hor. in
the earth. whv circular
or^when or ^
sc ssnss^sx hui.
Stewart Castle's Site.
.ME of the forlorn-looking spots of
the capital is that on the northwe8t
of Dupont Circle between Connecticut^
Massachusetts avenues, where_Stewart
Castle stood until it became a hashing
ton landmark. The big gray house, as
all Washington knows, was torn down
several years ago. and its site has re
TtT/a'w^edy spot. The blue blossoms
white mellUot grows a-tangle^ That me
SET"esome*,Mm oven ahont this
white, common, back-lot melUlot, be
cause the bees. whouai?pChu^ ab^ut It.
useful in covering vacant and neglectea
city lots with green.
Young poplars the size of shrufci and
young elms are growing in this dreary
spot, offsprings of nearby street trees.
Ailanthus is coming on. Allant|\u* a
ways will come on in Washington if given
a chance, and sometimes it does not
even need the chance, but comes on an>
WMuch of this unfortunate lot is taken
up by a shallow pit walled around with
disintegrating brickwork which was the
foundation of Stewart Castle, bracked
and ruinous brownstone steps lead to
this shallow pit. which was the basement
of one of the early fine bouses of the
town. In the weedy tangle in
the nit are various forms of cit> debris.
it hftvintc small square wooden posts, ^ne
it na\mg "??<" ^ an iron gate, not
^nC% htnL St of Plumb, on its
closed, bangs, out hlngeB. Coarse.
wrenched burdock grqws along
Kehpav^ Itoo ?"he bottom of thi.
Renting Public Grounds.
IT was not many years ago that the
1 public parks of Washington were in
closed with wooden fences The step
from the wooden fence to that of
was a decided one. Very little of the
iron fencing survives. Then came the
?poBt-and-chain barrier, which one may
still see around a number of reservations,
and latest came the cement coping.
It was an early practice of the office of
public buildings and grounds to cause
these park fences to be not painted, but
whitewashed. In browsing throuKh a
report made by Col. O. E. Babcock, in
1872. the Rambler found this:
"All the wooden fences inclosing reser
vations under my charge, except the
Smithsonian grounds and Armory square,
have been given coats of brown wash,
which was substituted for white wash be
cause it does not become dirty so soon
and the reflection of the sun is not so
glaring and uncomfortable during the hot
days of summer."
Another practice of the office of public
buildings andi grounds at that time which
would seem strange to the public of the
present was the letting out of government
grounds for sundry purposes and turning
the rental money over to charity. In
the same report which treated of the
relative merits of brown wash and white
wash for park fences was this:
"A portion of Judiciary Square has
been rented for $50 per month for the
purpose of preparing material for asphalt
pavements and the money has been do
nated to the Women's Christian Associa
tion, which occupies the buildings ad
jacent to the grounds rented.
"During the year the reservation on
6th street has been rented .to circus and
menagerie companies and the money has
been in part donated to the Soldiers and
Sailors' Orphan Asylum and the Children's
Hospital, the latter being a benevolent
stone bench- It Is pleasant to sit there
at the base of the fine bronae of Sher
idan and his horse?perhaps it is Rienzi.
Sheridan has doffed his slouch hat, which
he holds at the length of his full-ex
tended arm. He is looking to the right.
He has drawn his horse in so suddenly
that the animal Is nearly on his haunches
and Sheridan Is bearing most of his
weight in his sllrrups. with his lens
straight and stifT and without any knee
grip on his horse. A great many good
sculptors are probably indifferent horse
But leading from-the street to the
seats around the statue no walk has been
laid across the green turf of the circle.
But neither is a "Keep Oflf the Grass"
sign displayed there.
Vases in Lafayette Square.
DHRHAPS you have Riven only a few
* glances to the flower-filled bronze
vases in I^afayette Square. They are in
teresting. Each stands on a granite
base in a circle at the east and west
ends of the square. Insido the wickets
scarlet sage Is growing1 and about the
vase circles" park benches are arranged
Around the bowl of each vase is a. girdle
of large human forms in high relief. The
A VASE IN LAFAYETTE PARK.
institution, open alike to all classes of
Besting at Sheridan's Statue.
YOU can sit at the base of the Sher
idan statue, but may transgress the
law if you dp. It is a fine place to rest
in the evening and watch the fashionable
traffic that rolls around the circle and up
and down Massachusetts avenue. A num
ber of persons do sit there to rest and to
be entertained by the spectacle. Hand
some benches have been provided, but to
occupy them one must walk across the
grass, and to get back to the streets you
must also walk across the grass.
Six cream-colored stone steps lead to
the stone-paved plaza of the monument.
In each of the corners of the plaza is a
forms are in scant drapery or none.
Some of the figures are dancing. som?
merely posturing, some are playing the
lyre and some are holding a spear. Nas
turtium vines droop over the lip of the
vase. Above these vines are crotons in
reds and yellows and greens, and topping
all is a graceful spreading palm.
These vases were cast at the Washing
ton navy yard in 1871 or 1872. In the
latter year the officer in charge of pub
lic buildings and grounds reported that
"two beautiful bronze vases, copies of an
antique vase, have been placed on grant
ite pedestals in Lafayette Square. They
were cast through the kindness of the
Hon. George M. Robeson, Secretary of
the Navy, at the brass foundry of the
Washington navy yard. They are som?
seven feet high and weigh some thirteen
hundred pounds each. They are llnely
executed and an honor alike to the gov*
ernment workshops and the mechanics
who constructed them."
PRESIDENT WILSON HOLDS DOWN A GREAT VARIETY OF ODD POSITIO
Few People Know
That His Inauguration
Last Spring Placed H im
at the Head of Various
ample, He Is President
of the Red Cross Or
ganization, Which Suc
cors the Suffering; an
Officer of the Smith
s o n i a n Institution;
Manager of National
Home for Veterans;
President of National
Regent of Boy Scouts
and Patron of Colum
bia Institution for the
N the matter of
holding down a va
riety of jobs the
President of the
United States has
the pompous Poo
Bffh beatne to the
who will be remem
bered in history as
among the most
versatile of our
Presidents, has stepped Into enough pro
fessions, avocations and offices to satisfy
qvlte a group of famished officeseekers ?
and he probably regrets occasionally that
the different institutions which he must
head will not permit him to give away a
Job or two.
The President, like his predecessors,
is using two-cent stamps at the rate
of between three and five thousand a
year in declining the honor of joining
various organizations. Almost every as
sociation from the Ibsen Literary Club of
Ishpeming to the Veteran Onion Pickers'
Association of Oshkosh besought him for
permission to use his name as president
ex officio at the head of its stationery.
But such honors are uniformly declined
by Mr. Wilson. It is an unwritten rule at
the White House that the President shall
not join private or sectional organizations
when it Is impossible for him to give his
attention or time to thein.
There are certain jobs, hojvever,
which the President does not decline.
Precedent has made them perquisites of
the presidency. First among these is
the presidency of the American National
Red Cross, an association which reaches
around the world. Mr. Wilson by virtue
of his office became president ex officio
of this society, and will automatically
retire from the office when he leaves
th<> White House, after which he will re
tain the title of honorary president of the
"The American National Red Cross,"
said Miss Mabel Boardman, the active
head of the society, "is primarily an or
ganization to render speedy succor when
great accidents or disasters have para
lyzed a community. Such an organization
as this must essentially be of a national
scope and character. It cannot be in any
sense a private organization. An appeal
to the people should be made by the head
of the people?the leading officer ot? the
"Therefore, In time of flood or fire or
mine explosion or railway wreck, or
where any great cataclysm has occurred,
it Is necessary that the President issue an
appeal. For this reason he is placed at
the head of the American National Red
Cross. It makes the organization, in a
degree, responsible to the government by
placing it under the nominal control of
the executive at the government's head."
President Wilson, im president ex efflcio
of the American National Red Cross, had
to use his authority earlier than his pred
ecessor. When he had been in office only
a few weeks the country was shaken by
the first reports of the floods at Dayton
and Coium-bus, Ohio.
Miss Boardman called upon the Presi
dent, and within two hours after her visit
COLUMBIA INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF, OF WHICH PRESIDENT WILSON IS PATRON.
appeal to the American people
<n<r ? a*d the sufferers was speed
country1" ,e*raph wires throughout the
Whether a President Is a scientist or
not. his office constitutes "him the rani -
ing "member' of the learned and erudite
Smithsonian Institution. There is no ?x
officio', business about this. The irrtsi
dent Is a full-fledged member, capable of
taking part In the meetings, though he
The Smithsonian Institution was organ
ized under a private foundation, semi-offi
cial in scope, and it was stipulated that
the chief executive of the nation should
be an active member. About the only
President who did anything active for the
organization, aside from reading reports
and the like, was Col. Theodore Roose
velt, who contributed to its exhibits an
elaborate collection of fauna from the
?? Resident Wilson's only
contribution. If he makes any at all, may
be the hides of several recalcitrant demo
???*?&? of the establishment of
the National Home for Disabled Volun
teer Soldiers It was decided that the
President of the United States should
receive the title of "manager." He Is
one of a number of representative men
who were selected to direct the home's
several branches scattered throughout
the country. In this capacity he does
considerable work from time to time.
Boards of governors from the differ
ent homes, officers of the national or
ganisation, all possessed of plans for
this and that, appear now and then at
the White House for conferences. In
this way the President is kept in direct
touch with the conditions of our vet
eran soldiers everywhere. ?This is a
help when a congressman comes in and
shows a disposition to weep all over
the White House appointments because
old Private Bill Bazoop hasn't had his
pension doubled. The President can
in a short time locate Bill, determine
his status and know whether the ap
peal is reasonable or not.
By becoming President of the United
States, Woodrow Wilson made himself
president of the Washington National
Monument Association. This job is
equaled, for softness, only by that of the
specialist who plucks blossoms from
century plants. Each of our recent
Presidents has accepted the honor
blushingly, and has retired from the
presidency of the society possessed
of only a hazy idea that he has been
the official custodian of the majestic
obelisk which stands 555 feet In air
south of the White House.
By virtue of his office the President has
also become one of the regents of the
Boy Scout movement. This organization,
world-wide in its scope, has benefited
much by the patronage of "the President,
and it has become the ambition of the
different camps to visit Washington and
call upon their distinguished leader. Presi
dent Wilson has never been much of a
wild west character, but he nevertheless
holds the honorary title of scoutmaster,
and has confided to friends that he be
lieves that he' could make good in a
Another odd job which the President
must hold by virtue of his great office
Is that of patron of the Columbia Insti
tute for the Deaf, a retreat established
at Kendall Green, In this city. The chief
function of the President as patron is to
meet delegations of students from the in.
stltution at stated times and permit the
use of his name on the organization's
The only trouble with these many odd
jobs which the President holds ex officio
is that there Is no remuneration attached
thereto. With a salary of ?2,000 per an
num each, they would represent ideal
sinecures for the original Wilson demo
crats who have been starving around
Washington these hot summer davs. "
Hundreds of organizations would will
ingly pay President Wilson large sums
of money for the mere use of his name,
which would be about the greatest asset
that any organization could have. It would
guarantee the success of almost any ap
peal for support that could be made to
the representative people of any com
munity. For this reason Secretary Jo
seph Tumulty exerts the greatest oare in
considering the applications of different
associations for the honor of the Presi
dent's membership, meaning the use of
the President's n&m6.
"There are constant appeals." said
Secretary Tumulty, "from many or
ganizations which are apparently of
good standing in their communities.
But if the President should go so far
as to accept one of these he would
undoubtedly be swamped within a
week. It is this danger rather than
any actual disinclination to Join that
prevents the President from holding
even more offices than he holds now.
"Some of the invitations are decided
ly humorous in their nature. Drinking
societies, fraternities and organiza
tions of a frankly convivial spirit
plead with the President to be one of
them. One organization in its formal
request for the President's member
ship explained that a* the President
was a Rood fellow, and as the society
was exclusively for good fellows, the
conclusion was inevitable?the Presi
dent should join."
To all of these requests Secretary
Tumulty dictates a polite individual
reply, explaining the precedents which
render it inadvisable for the President
to join and expressing regret that h*
cannot do so.
About the only organizations In
which President Wilson now retain# i
membership are the learned socletlea
of international repute. Among these
are the American Academy of Arts and
Lietters, the American Academy of Po
litical and Social Science, the American
Historical Association and the Ameri
can Economic Association. He is also
a corresponding member of the Massa
chusetts Historical Association.
(Ctopyriffct, 1913, by Joba HWret* WetklaaJ
OEORETARY OF COMMERCE RED
^ FIELD, apropos of his purpose to
investigate such firms as reduce salaries
on account of the new tariff, said at a
luncheon at Chevy Chase:
"It won't be very comforting to one
who has voted for a lower tariff to find
that in consequence 10 or 20 per cent is
cut from his wages. And the explanation
given him?lower tarifT, lower pay?will
be about as satisfactory as the quack
"A boy who worked for a butcher was
engaged by a quack doctor at the same
wasres?<5 a week and a ten pound roast
every Saturday night. The roast vaa
computed as worth $2 extra.
"The boy's first week passed quickly
in his new Job, which consisted of filling
pint and quart bottles with liver cure,
and on Saturday evening the boss hand
ed him a 15 bill.
" Here, doc, how about this?* said the
boy. 'You're $2 short.'
" *You only got $5 at the butcher's,'
snapped the doctor.
" 'I know, doc, but there was a ten
pound roast, worth 92, thrown In.'
" *Well,' said the doctor, 'since that's
the case. I don't mind throwing In a
couple of $1 bottles of liver cure.* **
A Musical Plagiarist.
VICTOR HERBERT, the composer, said
of a musician whose work he dis
"The prophecy that was made about
this chap in his boyhood has come trua.
"In his boyhood, you know, his mother
said of him:
" "Oh, He's such a lemarkable child. A
perfect prodigy, in fact. He remembers
every tune he hears.'
" 'Well, well!* said a pianist who was
" 'Isn't that a very rare and valuable
faculty?' his mother asked.
" 'It isn't rare.' said the pianist, *b?t
it's certainly valuable. It will probably
enable him to become in after years *
How to Handle Obstacles. ?.
TNCMJ JOE" CANNON was en
U couraging a young advertising
man of Danville who had failed to land
a national advertisement contract.
"Don't take it so to heart," said Uncle
Joe, patting the ydbng man on the shoul
"This is an obstacle in your upward
climb. Well, there is only one way to
treat an obstacle.
"Treat it as a stepping-stone."