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THE FARMER: FEBRUARY 20, 1915
PANAMA-PACIFIC FAIR OPENED III BEDLAM OF tlOISE HUMAN INTEREST NOTES ;Trrv-v J POUND HT THE LATEST WAR BULLETINS 908 Main St., Hartford. 10 Rue St. Cecile, Paris. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LEADING MILLINERS THE..SHITH-4MURRAY.-GG Tale" of ' Etb.erlzed Germans. Paris, Feb. 20 A. wounded French, officer who has just rejoined his regi ' rrfent in the Argonne District, after .three months absence, writes that he is struck, iy the excellent spirit of the troops da spite their fearful hardships in a difficult country where some of the hardest fig-faxing- of the war has oeen accompanied by an unusual high death rate. . . Officers and men are all convinced of their eventual mastery over the Oermins, whose . attacks. they say, are pushed home only when the sol diers haTe been stnpifled with, a mix ture of ether and alcohol wtotch sometimes causes them to fall asleep Immediately after they have taken a trench, so that "our men. returning, butcher them like sheep." The writer . was further impressed lby the organisation of the service for transporting munitions, food and the wounded. In the French rear, where the., roads were formerly execrable, they are -now mended daily and clean ed by mechanical sweepers. Rnsedan Princess Air Pilot.' London, Feb. 2 0 -The . Petrograd correspondent of the .Daily News, tele graphs the following: "The Princess ' Xhzgenio Shakhov skaya, the first. Russian aviata-ix ,is nere' arrer Ten weens service at tne front. - - She ,is enthusiastic ixut her work. She piloted officers three times on observation reconnaissances. Once the benzine In the carbureter froze. No Mar French "Reaervea.1 Paris, Feb. 10-rGen. ' JofCre, the- French commander in chief, today is-1 sued an order of the day, saying-: "Now that the reserve - regiments' have acquired splendid- fighting; abil ity, they henceforth will be put on the same -basis as the active army. The designation of 'reserve has been: sup pressed." - -t ... - ;' Tjondon : Timrw'e Hngc JTtmd; London, Feb.. 20-1 The London Times has achieved what is claimed here.. to- be a record ' in tb a field of raising money for a popular cause. - Its Fund for the Sick and Wound ed today passed 1,000,000, ($5,000,- ooo. : Hale Motto Austria's, Too. Berne, Feb. ' 20 Austria has now adopted Germany's motto -"Gott Strafre . England,"- God punish- Eng land), which is engraved in large let ters on plates or printed on paper and used as ornaments in shop win dows and on house doors. The words also are printed- on stamps for stick- r STOCK MARKET New York, Feb. 20 Opening The ! heaviness which marked ' yesterday's late dealings became more accentuated 1 intodays early trading, the entire list tending downward. The average of prices was almost the lowest since the clumination of the January rise. ' United States Steel was offered in round " amounts and other leaders showed signs of renewed liquidation. Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Reading and Amalgamated Copper falling a point or . more. The .ap- ' proach of the double "holiday with its attendant uncertainties: in the foreign situation, was again the outstanding feature. Closing. Prices were 'depressed tp the lowest level of the curent'move- ment -during today's short "market sea-' sion, declines ranging- from 1 to al most 2 points in leading issues. . The selling was all in the first hour, how ever, with substantial recovery in the ; later dealings. Miscellaneous special ties also were effected by the early depression -with declines to new min im ums. Conditions : were further ag gravated iby . renewed - in foreign ex change and weakness -in the , grain market. , ' .-. .. The closing was heavy. Bonds were -lower. . - . SOCIAL AND PERSONAL The Contemporary club will meet with Judge and Mrs. Morris B. Beardsley and Miss Beardsley at their residence, .230 Park place on. Tues day evening, March 2, at 8:15 o'clock. Frank Speaight will give recitations f torn the works of Dickens at- this meeting. .... , ,;: -: .. . y The Women's Relief Corps of' the G. A. R. will meet in the vestibule of the South Congregational church at 4:4 5 tomorrow afternoon to at tend in a body the- patriotic-service which will be conducted by the pas tor, Rev. Richard I Swain, D. D., in honor of Washington s Birthday. : PKOMINEJJiT lETTHIAN DEAD New London. Feb, 20. Henry D. Stanton, a past grand chancellor of the Connecticut Knights, of Pythias, died at his home here at an early hour this morning. Ho was a -native, of East Lyme and for many years- waj engaged in the shoe buisness in . this city. . - , ELASTIC STOCKINGS are important to the pa ,tient, not every size, nor .lit. willdo. , . Stockings made to order hold the ruptured veins and gives the. right v support and prevent painful ulcers. When you need a new stocking , SEE. CYRUS, the r , Druggist J Fairfield Av. and Courtland St. ing on the backs of letters. The government is no longer at tempting to conceal the seriousness of the epidemic of spotted typhus, of which 346 fresh cases occurred 'be tween Pel). 7 and Feb. 13. Almost daily a death is reported either of a doctor who attended typhus patients or of a priest who administered ex treme .unction. Bitter' Toward Americans Rotterdam, Feb. ' 20 -Americans who arrived in Holland today from Germany on their way home reported a i growing ill-feeling against the United States. One of them eaid: "The Germans are all in. So des perate are they getting that they1 are becoming reckless as to the conse quences of 'their actions. The short age of bread and potatoes is becom ing alarming and .-' the bread that is provided would give an ostrich indW gestion."- ' ' - . Suffragists At the Front -.; J London, - Feb. 20 -More than 800 members of the National Union . ;of Women's Suffrage Societies the non-, militant party are now -Working In the military, hospitals in Great Bri tain, and over ,70 have gone abroad as nurses and physicians. The Scot tish branch has in addition equip ped and supplied the staffs of three hospitals, - of which two are at the front and the third is ready to leave. Almost $100,000 , has been raised among the members for various kinds of war relief and hospitals. Another of the union's activities has been the establishment of clubs where soldiers and their women friends spend their evenings in talking or playing games. A great deaf of work has also been done for ' unemployed women.- Ordered 1,000,000 Plates Copenhagen, ' Feb. 20 A Danish metal factory in" Jetland recently re ceived an order , from, a German manufacturer to make a million" cop per plates with the Kaiser's portrait on each..-.- - . ' - v i The Germans hoped these would be allowed to be exported as works of art, but the Danish authorities , step ped in and have forbidden this at tempt to obtain -copper by a trick. ; Swiss Get German - Apology Berne, (via , Paris), .Feb. , 20-r-The 53W1SS government today received a note from the German ' Government saying , that the aviator ' who on Feb. 2 flew - over Swiss territory'- iji the re gion of the frontier of Alsace has been punished. ' . . - ' - The German note has also express ed deep regret that the incident had occurred. PULLMAN CHOSEN BAR ASSO. HEAD Some 80 prominent meirfbers' of the ! bench .and. bar : attended the 36th annual' banquet-: of Tth--' Bridgeport fear association held last night in the ball room of the Hotel Stratfield. This was the first time that the attractive ball 'room had been used for a ban quet and the effect of its. red shaded lights with the bright yellow daffo dils; which graced the tables in num bers was unusually 'pretty. Among , the - speakers were Judge James H. Webb,' Isaac F. , Russell, James.T.. Rogers, George S. Hawley, Anion A. AJling-jSund W. H. Kelsey. Under "In Memoriam"'in the pro gram, appeared the names of Ed ward F. HaUen,, Van 'Rensselaer CL Giddings, Stiles Judson and George R, Barnes. . '.-''.- J ohn S. Pullman was elected pres ident of the association. : Arthur M. Marsh was selected as vice-president. Both Mr. Kelsey and Mr. ' Haviland were re-elected as secretary and treasurer,' -respectively. The committee which arranged the dinner included Arthur Comley. Da vid S. Day, Robert G. DeForest, Paul I Miller, Theodore .Steiber and Fred erick 2. Morgan. ' Berlin Says IT. S. Must Be Responsible for Ships Berlin, Feb. 20. The Berlin newspa pers with , the exception of the Kreuz "viLtuig, iuuusn . wicuoat comment a Washington despatch receivedby way of Amsterdam in - which Secretary JJanlels of the United States navy de partment is, quoted as saying that American warships would be used to convoy American merchantmen The Kreuz eitung says: "It- this- report: is correct and Secre. tary Daniels' declaration expresses the attitude of the cabinet -the responsi- Diniy rests on America ror all the ac oidents which we ehold like to avoid and for the avoidance of which we gave - into the ' hands of the (United states." . ' SECOND FAIIj FROM BARGE t . RESUITS TS DROWNING Old Saybrook,-Conn., Feb. 20. The body of Richard Dennison was found Friday evening in the . shallow water near Potter s dock, where a; big light d lantern he had been carrying was seen standing on shore. He had late ly lived aboard an abandoned barge and it is supposed he fell In while crossing the plank from dock- to the barge. He was rescued from a mis hap of this sort- early in January. His only near relative smrviving is- Cap tain Charles A. JJennison or the Hart ford and - New York Transportation Co. fleet. i WANT GAME LAWS CHANGED' ' A number of bills, about half- of which ; aim at the extermination ot hares and rabbits throughout the state by any method from ferreting down, and the other half of which aim at the preservation of this clasd of game, wera discussed yesterday afternoon at a hearing berore the leg islative committee on fish and game. Many sportsmen who were present were in favor of continuing the ores ent laws, which prohibit the use of ferrets in' hunting hare,- while some farmers spoke in faVor of a repeal of the law on the ground that the "crit ters" were overrunning their farms. " : The London Times' fund ' fdf' siek" and wounded soiaiers passed me 55, 000,000 mark. Let Us Refill Your Fern Dish JOIIN RECK & SON WE ABE SHOWING ALL THE NEWEST SHAPES IN SATIN AND BENGALINE SILK COV ERED HATS. . . . . 48c TO $1.25 ADVANCE SPRING STYLES IN STRAW HATS. . . . . 75c TO $4.00 m,fWs ' rr - - Jfl. ivK : if ;:i ' s.. V . - & v' ..' - . - 3 !5 f ! -f " . , x'- x ,. - r -VI J ' .-'r , a KAISER'S OHIX PROBATE LAWS ARE DISCUSSED The judiciary .committee spettt the entire afternoon in hearings on pro posed amendments to the probate laws of the state. , - ' Lawyer H. . j. Beardsley of Fairfield was heard for a bill creating the of fice of public administrator, the official in question to administer on the es tates 'of persons who might die-without leaving' known heirs.- He said. that twenty states now- recognise ; such ot-r. flcials and added' that .they would: not be an expense to the state and that his' bill provided that they should not act unless the estate . is . question amounted" to less than $20.' ..Judge L. P. W. Marvin of this city thought the bill unnecessary and, pqssibly, uncon stitutional.' i - . . Deputy Comptroller F. C Bissell spoke for. a bill regarding the sale of property of state -paupers. A law now exists which permits the selectmen of any town to sell the property of a town charge . and the ( proposed bill would give the jsame. rpower- io :: the comptroller in the case of a state pauper. He also favored a bill mak ing it a criminal i offense to bring a pauper into "the state. Judge Marvin . and others were heard for a bill regarding the limita tion of time for the -presentation of claims ' against estates. As the law stands, any one living in the state has six months In which to present a claim against the estate of a Connecti cut- decedent,, but a person living out side the -state has bl year in which to act. Probate judges in districts along the borders of the state, now hesitate to order a distribution in less than one year. The bill would place resident and non-resident claimants, on the same level. - ' T. M. Cullinan of Bridgeport asked for the passage of an act which would permit the clerk of the Bridgeport probate court 'to sign certains decrees made by the late Judge EH. Hallen and which were left unsigned at the time of his death. . - '' . E. K. Nicholson of Bridgeport was heard for a bill regulating the fees of executors and administrators. . The bill - provided -for an allowance of 5 per cent: on ' estates -of $1,000 and under, 2 per cent, on the next $10,000 and 1 per cent, on all above $10,000. Judge Marvin ws opposed to the bill considering that it would not meet the situation, and Senator Thompson op posed it because it would authorize a sum much too larger for estate in rural probate courts. ELIGIBLE LIST FOR STATE JOBS GROWS The. state civil service commission has completed its ratings of appli cants for the, place "of ofllce assistant for state service. There were 243 can didates at the test held December 10, 1914, and of these 135 have attained the eligible list with a passing mark of 70 per cent., or better. It candi dates failed to attain 70 per cent, on any sub ject, they were not marked on the remaining subjects of the teat. At the time this test was advertised, it was understood that aay vacancies iii the offices of comptroller! secretary of the state, treasurer and attorney general -would be filled from those stand ins roshest, on the eligib'e lists established by the-commission, but the proposed amendement to the civil ser vice law does not require officers elect fig "i?fJ I DAUGHTER. AN DjS- ed by popular vote to select their ap pointees under civil service rules. The candidates, for office 'assistants having aboVe 90 per cent, and put on Jthe eligible list are: .Mary A. Hester, Hartford, 98.34; Marguerite I. ien nedy, New Haven, 96.30; Bertha Luntz, East Hampton, 96; Kate E. Brown, Collinsville,- 95.88; Florence E. Ken nedy, New Haven. 95.05; Grace M. Lombard, Hartford, 95.01; Elizabeth C. . Schweitaer, New Britain, 94.50; Louise G. Wilson, Bloomfield, 94.16; Mrs. Anna A. - Kennedy, Hartford, 94.01; Edward McKone, Hartford, 9S.95;Esther F. levy, Hartford, 92.99 ; Madeline L.F. Jacobs, Hartford, 91.98; Laura M. Galinat, Manchester, 90.94; Mathilda Beizer, Hartford. 90.67; Mrs. -Mary F. Walsh, West Hartford,: 90.65; Mrs.; Eva M. Willard, New Britain, S0.64; Mary X. Reynolds, ' Shelton. 90.51; Catherine M. Clarke, East Hart ford, 90.45; Erik A. Hilborn, Walling- ford, 90.34; Mary A. Cunningham, i New Britain, .90.30. . - H - j In the non-assembled competitive tests held by the commission Decem ber 8, 191. to establish eligible lists, the -five highest, candidates, - in . each class are given below: : ' Stationary' Firemen--Richard E. Hultgren,- New Britain, 93.8; James A. Callahan, East Hartford, 93.8;. Harold W. Braun, " Danbury, 90 ; John C. Breuler, New Haven, 90; Joseph W. Uore, Eagleville, 90. Four have been appointed. - " - Janitor and Floor man Arthur Har rington,) Hartford, 100; Patrick Foley, Hartford, 95.3; Briscoe Woolf oik, Mil ford, 3.5; Thomas F. Maher, East Hartford, 93.3; John C. McKenna, Hartford, 91.5. Twenty-five passed Watchman - Arthur- Harrington, Hartford, 100; Patrick iPoley, Hart ford, 95.3; Briscoe Woolf oik, Milford, 90.1; John A. Starkweather, Union ville, 91.5; Andrew J. Wickel. Hart ford, 89.8. Twenty-five - passed: ; Chef or Cook Karl Mostert, Stam ford, 91.8; Conrad J. Keal, Stamford, 91.6r William J. H&dden, Meriden, 88.3; Benjamin J, Axten, Ludlow, Mass., 86.6; August Fedler, Stafford Springs, 86.5. Six passed. - Baker George J. WoodtRe, New Haven, 90; Christian Mannz, Hocka num, 86.8; Emil E. Erkes, . Mystic, -84.8; Otto Puester, Highwood, 83.5; Henry Kuehn, Hartford, 83.3. - Six passed. . . :.; ' Farmer Fred A. Sherwood, Miller ton. N.vX., .90; William Sullivan, East Norwalk, 90; John Dow, Spencer, W. va., 8.d; Jeremiah Maher, Talcott- ville; 83.3; Charles A. Reed, Danbury, 81.8. . Seven passed. - Matron Margaret ' Moorehouse, Hawleyville, 90; Mary C Winter, Hart ford, 87; Evanetta O. Seward, Ply mouth, 85; Mrs. Rrletta Foster, Bos ton, Mass., 83,5; Miss Hattie Macy, Bridgeport, 83. . ALL "WET GOODS" UHDER STAMP LAW In answer to inquiries the Internal Revenue office announces that all goods in "the retail -department of .li quor dealers are held to be offered for sale or consumption and same must be tax paid and stamped ac cordingly. The mere fact that such gooas are displayed in glass cases and marked "not for' sale," is not held to bei exempt; The entire stock of "a retaii "department -must therefore be stamped or a stockroom must be pro vided by partitioning off & portion of the room or otherwise ta compliance with the treasury . decision. AU stamps must be cancelled with ini tials, and . date placed on 12m box. Whistles ; Shriek and Bells Ring at Early Morning In San Francisco President Wilson,From Cap ital, Touches Wireless to Start Show . v , San Francisco, Feb. 20. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened today. "At an early hour the skies were over cast but the .threats of showers did not diminish apparently the city's en thusiasm which broke forth at day break in a -cacophony of sound the like of which had never before been heard In San Francisco. For . an - hour, beginning at ,- 6:30 o'clock, steam whistles,, automobile si- : roi, oeus, mreet car gongs and nuo bub -making instruments of all kinds joined in a joyous din. The' day's program called for citi zens, clubs and "various' societies and organizations to ' assemble along Van Ness avenue to. march to the fair grounds. The actual opening of the exposition gates was to .be signalized by a series of artillery salutes from the army posts on San Francisco ay and at -noon' the program called for President Wilson to send au electric spark through the air from Washing ton to be received on the radio an tennae swung- oh the exposition's tow er of jewels and which was to cause the doors of, the exposition- palaces to open and the machinery hall to start Frank K. Lane, secretary of the in terior, representing- President Wilson: Governor Hiram , W: 7 Johnson, and O. C. Moore, president of the exposition, were - to be the principal speakers of the day. President." Wilson was ex pected to forward a message of , con gratulation to the directors, to be read to the crowd. Forty-one foreign nations and fortv- three states and three territories of the American Union are represented, at the exposition. -. ; , PliAJfS FOR OPENING. ; ,Washington,f Feb. 20. Everything: was ready today' for President 5 Wilson to touoh a button at3, p. m., giving an electric signal for the opening o$ the Panama-Pacific Exposition at an Francisco at noon, PaciSe coast time. The ceremony arranged in the East room of. the White House where places were reserved for members of the cab inet and the" California . delegation in Congress. - Assistant Secretary Rpose velt, of the navy department, was in vited as the representative .of the gov-" ernment exposition hoard. ; ; - J - Arrangements were made so ' that at the President's touch one signal would flash toy telegraph to San Franeigco and another would go to the wireless station at Tuckerton, TT. J., to be, re-: layed to San Francisco.- . ' : - ' CUPHEAG CLUB TO I ENTERTAIIJ LADIES ; - i - "Ladies' Night" Planned for Thursday Evening at Club .House Stratford, Feb. 20. On next Thurs day evening the members of the Cup heag club are. to hold another oneof their ' delightful social evenings, when Ladies' v night will be observed. A musical program will be given and there -yvill foe other entertainment -of an entertaining nature. Refreshments will be served.- The committee in charge comprises Harry A. Burns, chairman; , George ; Wilson, ' Ario Walker, Roswell Bliss, Robert Brandt, jr., and Edwin Spall. , , The --many friends of Dorothy, daughter of Mr; and Mrs, - Edward B. Roberts will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred yesterday at the home of her parents. Linden avenue, after an. illness of two years. The deceased, was 17 years of age and was -widely known among the Voung people of the town. A verv interesting lr-t nrp wajx livered last evening at the Stratford public library by Prof. Edward, B. Reed.' His subject was, "Living Eng lish Poets." The lecture xn next Fri' day evening will be given by Warren Briggs the architect. His subject will be "The Wonders of Construction." A plan to have more electric lights installed along Main street in front of their stores is being discussed by the different merchants at the Center. Already two merchants - have had lights" installed. . John Castelot of South Main street, one of the well known young men of the town is a patient at St. Vincent's hospital in Bridgeport following an operation for appendicitis. Dr. James O'Hara of Bridgeport performed the operation. Paul Castelot, "a brother of John, has just been able to leave St. "Vincent's hospital after having been confined there since Christmas, fol lowing an operation for the same ail ment. Masses at .St. James' . R C. church on Sunday will be celebrated at 8:30 and 16.30 o'clock the last mass being high one. Vesper service -will be in the afternoon. ' Rev. Mio.ha.el .T O'Connor, the pastor, wifl conduct all the services. At the Stratford Methodist church Sunday Rev. Ernest C. Carpenter, the pastor, will preach In the morning and in the evening. Topic in the morning "Why. Be Af raid . of God." .In the evening, "People Who Get in the Lord's Way." " There will be services morning and evening at the Congregational church. In the morning the Pastor, Rev. E. H. Packard, D. D., will follow up the remarkable address of Mr. Tamblyn. last Sunday , night with a sermon on "The Psychology of the Billy Sun day . meetings and Their Lessons for Us." In the evening the burning question of the Saloonless Nation will come to the front. Rev. Walter E. Lanphear, field secretary of the Connecticut Temperance Union, will speak on "The Task Lincoln Left." Dr. Dinsmore who lectured in the Chautaqua course. Bays of him: "He is a man well in formed in his subject." The basketball game scheduled to be played between the Stratford High school five and the Newtown quintet Was postponed on account of the, fail ure of the out of town team to put In appearance. The game will be played at a later date. STRICTLY CAS KSTORE. Here's. Great News for MEN! $1.00-Negligee Shirts for 79 c Percales, madras and rep with soft attached cuffs. New patterns in colored stripes. Natty styles! Regu- lar $1.00 Value: .V; . . i . . . .Special at 79c $1.25 Silk Front Negligee Shirts C!9c Good yariet3r of colored stripes. Soft attached cuffs. Regular $1.25 Value . . ..... . ; . . . . Special at 89c MondayWashington's Birthday- Store Closed All Day, THE M i $ 1 1 hi A lii W JLi X If i of Sterling Silver Bowls, Dishes arid Trays are of wonderfully, good weight for such moderate prices. They are of Colonial designs, paneled sides, teome pierced, others perfectly plain. BON BON DISHBS...;.. $4.50 to $ 6.75 SANDWICH TRAYS. . 915 to 22.50 bqwijS . . .i . . i : . . . . . . ..... . '. ':. 9.75 to so.oo ASSORTED ' CAKE TRAXS OR SANDWIClt . TRAYS . V.. . ; . . . 9.75 to 16.RO 1$ G. Vi Fairciiild t ' - AT THE SIGN OF THE CHIMES ' 997 MAIN STREET, CORNER P. O. ARCADE i ESTABLISHED 1865. 1 v ; ; , r . Jewelers Se Opticians. Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers - Modern Necessities... " " "One of the reasons for. the cost of living,'" observes a wise clubman, "lies In the fact that people buy wholly un necessary things. I had a conversation with the proprietor of a novelty shop in fr'ifth avenue -a, few days ago. A, shiny object had attracted my atten tion, and I inquired about its use. . ; "Those," said the- proprietor, "are gilded pincers to pick up ' letters one has placed on the letter scales.' 'And that Ivory stick,--carved, and forked at the end?' ; . . ' 'People ;nse that to fish out things they have dropped into carafes.' , . , 'That square of morocco about the size of a nut; what is that forT . " 'That's a tampon used to press down stamps after sticking them on envelopes." , - " 'That ornamental box with a whole battery of little brushes?' "Those are to clean .other brusheB; brashes to - clean hairbrushes, brushes to clean toothbrushes.' "r-New York Stratagem Versus Perfidy. The laws of war have always dis tinguished sharply, between stratagem and perfidy. .. It is a legitimate strata gem to send bogus : signals and tele graph messages and bogus dispatches or newpapers, to be intercepted by the enemy; to make use of the . enemy's signals, bugle calls, watchwords and words ' of command or to clothe the men of a single unit in the unif orm of severkl units, so that the prisoners and dead may give the idea of a large force. On the other hand, it is perfidy to take advantage of the enemy by de liberate lying or deception when' thece is a moral obligation , to speak the truth. It would be perfidy, fors in-, stance, to pretend an armistice when none had been agreed on, to break a suspension of arms by surprise, to vio late, a safe conduct or any other truce or agreement, to fire on the enemy's uniform, London Opinion. . Yhe Red- Sea Route. When Napoleon invaded Egypt by way of Suez he attempted to cross the Red sea, at the spot assigned by tra dition to the crossing of the Children of Israel. He and .his horsemen, how ever, seem, unintentionally, to have im itated Pharaoh rather than Moses, for they came very near to being drowned. According to French accounts', Napo leon saved his army' by his presence of mindt ordering his cavalry to scat ter in every direction to multiply the chances of coming (,on shallow water, and thus finding a line hy which he and his 'people were extricated. Tbe people of Suez, says' Kinglake, declare that Napoleon lost his horse, got thor oughly submerged and was only fished ashore by the assistance of the natives. London Standard. Ancient Origin of Military Salute. When did the military, salute come Into use? It certainly dates from the earlier half of the fifteenth century, says the St. James Gazette. In the "Speculum" Humanae Salvationis," which was issued before the invention of printing by movable types, there is an exceedingly quaint" illustration in which Abraham is represented as sa luting Melchisedee. The patriarch is in medieval armor and apparently on guard, and it would seem that Mel chisec!ec is bringing him refreshments of water, and the salute is distinctly the military one still in use. : , ' Bunkum." , Politicians are prone to talk "bunk um." And we so call it because when a -member speaking in' the United States congress was interrupted by the others leaving, he said: "Never mind, I'm talking t Buncombe," mean ing Buncombe county. N. C.,' whence he came. , - .t SMITH-MURRAY CO. . :. I . . . 6 " :i! " j ' i 1 !! is 4 ' 4 $ ::i 6 '' .. . & Sons, Inc. ' 4 & 9 Quaint Old Harvard Rules. Quaint rules and customs regulated class days- at Harvard university in the seventeenth century, for In 1661 the overseers ordered that the presi dent "from time to- time commend It to the parents and - guardians of the students that commence that they pro vide not above one gallon of wine for a student, judging it to be sufiiclent for that occasion." . In 1C93, "the cor poration having been informed that .the custom taken up in the college for the commences to have plum . cake is dishonorable to the college, not grate-, ful to wise men and chargeable to the parents f the commencers, do there fore put an end to that custom." In 1727 a private commencement, was de termined, upon and was observed for several years, but was not a -success. The laws of 1734 provided that "'no commencers shall have at His cham bers 'any plum, cake, plain cake or pies or hot meats of any ynd except what is left of the dinner in the hall or any brandy, rum or 'distilled liq uors or composition made with any of them." . - - ... " The Country Newspaper. I am ashamed to say that I had en tertained a good . humored tolerance mingled'- with contempt, for country newspapers. They seemed to me th'e apotheosis of tbe little", the palladium- -of the uninteresting. . It - did not occur to me that any thing possessed of such 'tenacity of life as the country newspaper must have a -real meaning and perform a genuine function in our civilization. In this roaring age of efficiency we do not long support any institution that does not set its 'claws, deep into our common life and hang on. David Grayson in American Magazine. , . Acute Pleasure. ' Wife (returning; from matinee) Oh, it was too lovely! She had on a pale nile green silfe, with bands of passe menterie down the front and the grandest diamonds you ever saw, and when she died.-in the last act, she roll ed over four times, and every woman in the house was crying. I never en joyed a play so much in my life. ' Puck. ' - .- J Her Nice Little Plan. He-I don't believe your father wk give his consent. I haven't jgot much, you know. She That doesn't matter. The first month we can live on love, the second I'll begin to-horrow things from mamma and about the third papa will get tired of it and come to the rescue. London Telegraph. Nice Neighbors. "Tough neighborhood I live in. Peo ple steal everything I leave in my shed." ' " "Why don't you put a padlock on tho door?" ' ' "I put on a fine one, and somebody got it: the first night." Kansas City Journal. The Remedy. Aviator I' don't know the air cur rents up there. Friend Then "why, not take a minister up with you? Aviator -A minister? Friend Yes. Isn'fhe a sky pilot? Baltimore American. Badly Aimed. ! "Blinks always hits the nail on the j head." i "Yes, Ixi t usually he drives it into the j fprong place."-Philadelphia Ledger. Recognized. She The waiter is hanging around d as though he expected something. He Oh. yes: he's a tippical waiter. Prov idence Journal. , The crosses which we make for our selves by'ovcranxiety about the futur re certainly not heaven sent.