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Established By Win. Need, 1870.
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Tlinrmonl Division
Schedule In Effect September 19, 1915.
All trains Daily unless specified
Leave Frederick Arrive Thurmont. [
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6. to p. m 9,0? p. in.
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10.10 p. m 10.50 p. m.
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640 p. rn Sundry OBy 020 P m
022 p. m. Except Sunday 708 p m.
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The Catoctin clarion.
Experiments Also Have Shown That
Joy Stimulates All the Bodily
Functions, Especially the Cir
culation of Blood to Brain.
There is a Chinese proverb which
should bo memorized and taken to
heart by every young man starting on
a business career, says 11. Addington
it is short and easily remembered.
Here it is:
'A man without a smiling face must
not open a shop."
Applied specifically to the business
of shopkeeping the little proverb may
bo applied wilh equal force to almost
every vocation in which a man
can engage.
In one particularly interesting sot
of experiments a man was required to
press a spring until fatigue paralyzed
his finger. This was repeated at in- j
tervals in order to determine definite- !
ly the average number of pressures ,
he could make at a single sitting.
Then lie was required to press the
spring while thinking of something ,
extremely sad. At once his average
[ pressure power was noticeably low- ;
' ered.
! Whereas when he allowed his mind !
to dwell on exceptionally pleasing
thoughts he was able to press the 1
spring far oftener than when his mind
was occupied with nothing in par
Other experiments have proved that
Joy stimulates all the bodily func
■ tions and stimulates especially the
circulation of blood in the brain, with
resultant improvement in the ability
i to think rapidly and clearly.
Accordingly joy must be regarded
as a body builder and mind developer
of the first order. If only for this
reason the man about to engage in
business should cultivate the habit of
Hut joy docs more than this. If It
is a tonic that helps a man to carry
on his business more clliciently, it is
also a magnet that draws to him
more business wherewith to demon- ;
strate ids eiiiciency.
Everybody is attracted by a smil
ing face, and especially by the smil- |
ing face that speaks eloquently of j
inward joy and self confidence. Every- i
body is repelled by the gloomy coun
tenance that testilles to self-distrust, i
and hints at present or expected fail
In the one case people unconscious
ly say to themselves:
"Hero is a forceful, capable, genial |
fellow. It will be pleasurable and safe j
to do business with him. He can evi- j
dently make good bis promises.”
In the other case their unconscious
comment is:
“There is something wrong with
this man. Hest keep away.”
Gloom. to put it tamely, is a mar
velous business killer. Joy is an
equally marvelous business winner.—
In certain lines of endeavor day
dreaming seems to be necessary, but
it bas no place in the practical busi
ness side of the world.
Business is founded upon feasible
plans well thought out and executed
after study of markets and demands,
cost of handling and ways of meeting
There is no time to dream about it
or of the way you will spend tho
money if your plans are successful.
While you dream the other fellow gets
"the worm;” in other words, gets j
ahead of you.
So banish your day dreams and get
right down to hard tacks. Use your
brain in planning ways to make that
accumulation and let the ways to
spend it take care of themselves.
You will have to study solid, stub
born facts and recognize their truth
before you can expect to have a cred
itable bank account.
Dreaming won’t bring it to you.
Dreaming may prevent you from get
ting it.
Country's Salt Consumption.
Most persons, if asked which we use
the more of, salt or sugar, would prob
ably say sugar, but the staticians at
Washington figure that the per capita
consumption of salt in the United
States last year was almost exactly
100 pounds, and of sugar 89.14. The
I statement is, however, somewhat mis
-1 leading. No person could eat two
pounds of salt a week and expect to
i live. Much that is set down to the
j per capita consumption is really used
In curing meat and fish that later on
are exported, and in making pickles
and freezing ice cream Wo consume
! more ice cream than all the rest of the
j world put together.—Youth's Compan
[ ion.
Independent English Politician.
Sir Arthur Markham, who, since the (
beginning of the war, has been a re
lentless assailant and critic of Lord
j Kitchener In tho house of commons,
Is a rich ironmaster and coal mine
owner, and as his wealth enabled him
to extort a baronetcy from (he cabinet '
six years ago, ho is very independent ;
of his party and of its leaders.
Entitled to It.
"Why should I give you a box?” In- 1
quired Hnmfat, tne actor. “You never
write anything about me."
i “It’s for what I don’t write about
you, my boy,” explained the eminent
dramatic critic—Louisville Courier-
Won by
II : ~IT
(Copyright, 1916, by W. G. Chapman.) j
"Six hundred dollars.”
"Five hundred. It’s my last offer
and it’s the biggest bargain on the
market. Cost eleven hundred. And
say—you've got three hundred dollars
cash. Good, pay that down and the
I rest on any kind of installments. See?”
Mark Bartlett gazed admiringly and
longingly at the really handsome auto
i mobile that a professional salesman
had Just driven Into the farmyard. It
had of course been especially burn
ished up tor the occasion, but the
make was standard, and there was no
doubt that the price named was ex
i ceedingly low.
Nearly all the young farmer friends
of Mark had machines. Most of them
i were courting, or engaged, just as
Mark was to pretty Mary Dowe. Mark
i had felt for some time that It gave
I distinction to a man to own one of the
j handsome flyers, and show his adored
one how fast it could run. In fact,
1 the agent had appeared because Mark
had boon making inquiries about a
“Not now,” finally decided Mark,
bis lips setting resolutely as if it was
hard work to say it. “Next season,
maybe. Come and see me then.”
Tho agent got back into his ma
chine and returned townwards disap
pointed. Mark's uncle, sharpening a
scythe on a bench near by, looked up
and addressed his nephew.
‘‘Wanted it bad, didn't you, Mark?"
he suggested.
"1 did that —for Mary's sake,” re
plied Mark, frankly, "and because I
It Struck the Wagon.
see a good deal of pleasure for a hard
worker like myself. It's better to
wait, though,” he added consolingly,
though with a sigh.
‘‘Think that, eh?"
"Tell you. uncle,” explained Mark;
“yesterday 1 would have taken the ma
chine, for I could pay half tor it and
I'm not afraid that there will be no
j surplus when 1 get rid of my two
( crops this fall. You see, though, our
! neighbor, Mr. Warner, came to me
this morning. His wife is very ill and
the doctor says ttiat all that will save
her is an expensive operation in tho
city. Poor Warner. He's in debt, the
bank won't loan him and —well, I m
going to let him have the money.”
"Why, Mark!" exclaimed his pru
dent, far-seeing uncle, “Warner is in
a pretty risky fix. He's got his place
mortgaged and can hardly pay the in
“It's life or death to him,” answered
Mark. “If ho never pays me, I shall
have the satisfaction of knowing I
tried to help an honest worthy man in
his darkest hour.”
“Good boy!” muttered the uncle, but
to himself, as Mark turned away.
“Bless mo! if taters go up and I soil
that corner ten acres, if I don't give
him a lift on the automobile myself!
And if Mary Dowe sets up any pouting
pipes, he's too good for her, that’s
But Mary did not. A sensible, truly
loving girl, she rewarded Mark with
a sweeter smile than ever when he
told her of his decision.
"Why Mark," she cried brightly, and
with a spice of mischief, “we can’t sit
half as close together in one of those
big, sprawling machines as in tho
cozy, comfortable farm wagon! And
[ I don't care one bit for whizzing
through the air, and getting my hair
out of order, and scared to death at
every narrow road. And you v e to
help poor Mr. Warner—you clear, good
fellow! It shows your noble, unselfish
heart, and I'm prouder of you than
"Mary, you are a jewel!” enthused
I Mark. “No—more than that, an an-
I gel! 1 know you are hiding a disap
! polntment, for nearly ail your girl
friends have auto rides innumerable,
but—well have our own machine
“Ours!” felicitated Mary, beaming
with happiness. “How nice that
sounds !'*
A Family Newspaper—lndependent in Politics —Devoted to Literature, Local and General News.
Bo Mrs. Warner went to the city
and returned with a new lease of life
and Mark worked harder than ever.
He Old not like it particularly when
Nat Brown railed at him from hia ele
gant roadster, because he did not Join
“the real act" and take pleasure fly
ing. Mary, too, for a moment was
' glum as Nellie Blair flashed by, proud
anil contemptuous, in a dainty outing
gear that enhanced her youth and
beauty. In fact. Mary and Mark were
In a measure ignored by former
friends because “they did not keep up
with the procession.”
But all this was forgotten as, re
i turning from some show at a neighbor
] ing town, they let old Dobbin pick his
way along the moonlit river road,
while the night birds lulled them to
serenity In warbling harmony, and
the clear stars twinkled as If smiling
upon the happy, contented faces of the
loyal pair.
Then once, they came along with
old Dobbin just In time to haul Nat
and Nellie hack to town four miles to
have a broken steering gear fixed, and
at another time they pulled a" touring
party of four friends out of a ditch and
won meek, shamed thunks from for
mer deriders.
One afternoon old Dobbin was tak
ing them over to Gayvlllc, where a
county fair was in progress. There
was a short cut possible by crossing
a narrow bridge, used rarely except
by teams. At either approach the road
curved, and it was customary for any- 1
one crossing in a vehicle to halt and
see that tho way was clear, as two
teams could not pass at one time on j
the bridge structure.
“Nothing coming. Get up, Dobbin,” ,
ordered Mark, after peering ahead, hut
ns they got half way up the approach
a clatter caused him to turn the horse
sharply, hoping to he able to get out
of the way.
“An automobile?" exclaimed Mary
in surprise.
"Jump!" suddenly shouted Ned.
He spoke Just In time, Mary leaped
lightly to tho ground and ran a few
yards down tho side of the incline.
Mark sprung to the head of the horse, \
saw that he could not turn In time,
ami also sprang out of the way.
What happened came with the rap
idity of a swift movies picture. An
automobile came flying down the in
cline. It held two men. As it struck
the wagon It splintered it to a thou
sand pieces. The machine gave a
lurch and threw one man over into
the river. The other jumped. As the
man in the water swam for the shore
and the other made for some under- ,
brush. Mark saw half a dozen persons
headed by the village marshal, come |
dashing over the bridge to the spot
where the disabled machine lay. a
Old Dobbin was running affrighted ,
in the direction of home. The vehicle
hml been torn bodily from him and ho |
was unhurt.
Some of the newcomers started to
search for tho two men who had been |
In the automobile, but they had dis
appeared. A hurried voice informed
Mark that they hail entered the bank
and had secured a portfolio containing
over fifty thousand in bonds and bank
notes at the point of their revolvers.
“Is this it?” spoke the fluttering
tones of Mary, as she extended the
portfolio in question. It had fallen at
her feet, flung from tho grasp of the
thief who held It when the collision ,
The president of the bank, coming
up hatless and pale, grasped the hand ’
of Mark In wild fervor as he learned
that tho robbers had boon baffled.
“Reckon I'll have to send In a bill
for that wrecked wagon,” intimated
Mark. “We’ll call it eighty dollars.”
“We'll call It one thousand dollars,
my friend!” suddenly shouted the
bank man. "Why, if those follows had
got away with all that money, how
gladly would w r e have paid five thou
sand dollars for its return. You come
right up to the bank and get your
“Mary,” whispered Mark, as quite
willingly they followed tho hanker,
hugging closely his recovered
money—“we'll buy an auto for cash
now—all cash!"
Work of Earthworms.
Tho soil in which plants take root
and grow is the product, not of inor
ganic disintegration, but of continual
tillage by innumerable minute organ
Attention was first called to the
work performed by earthworms in tho
production of humus by Charles Dar
win In 1881. Darwin demonstrated that
earthworms regularly eat earth, as
similate the digestible organic consti
tuents and deposit the residue as excre
ment In little heaps on the ground. In
this way they incessantly till tho su
perficial stratum of soil and carry
downward stones and other coarse
parts. All of the soil passes through
their bodies every two years, and It is
thus loosened, fertilized and prepared
for the growth of plants better than
can bo done by human agency. Earth
worms Improve the soil also by bury
ing leaves, which rot and are then
eaten by the worms.
Hence earthworms are among the
most valuable of animals and they
should never be killed, but their
enemies, moles, field mice and the
largo running beetles and millipedes,
i should be destroyed.
Control Torpedo by Electricity.
The dirigible torpedo of a New York
Inventor is propelled electrically, guid
ed by a single Insulated wire, and kept
at the required distance below the sur
face by an automatic depth regulator, j
At the will of the operator, a Jet of j
water or a beam of light can b 6 \
thrown up from the torpedo.
Practical Work That Is Being Done
by League of American Ladies
Working in the Orient.
To Mrs. Lotta Carswell Hume, an
American, belongs the credit of or- |
ganizing and pushing to success the
Woman's Social Service league of ,
! Changsha, China. Changsha is the
only city in the Chinese empire in
j which (he commission sent out by the ;
' China Medical Board ot the Rocket'd-
I ler Foundation found hospital social j
service actively developed.
The Woman's Social Service league
of Changsha was organized in 1912,
and since the beginning has been a
distinctly Chinese institution, for Mrs.
Hume, believing in native leadership,
has steadily refused to assume any of
ficial position. Not only is tho mem
bership made up exclusively of native
women, but all the funds except $l5O
used during tho first year of its work
were given by Chinese. The wife of
the governor of tho province in which
; Changsha is located Is an active mem
ber of tho league and besides her reg
ular membership fee gave S2O to tho
“Soon after organization we discov
ered that the work had a double sig- |
niflcanco," said Mrs. Hume when tell- !
ing ot efforts in establishing the j
league and getting it going. “On tho |
one hand it offered practical relief to
1 tho poor while teaching thorn methods
of self-protection against disease and
by offering facilities for relief from
| disease and unhygienic living. It also
| furnished the well-to-do, leisure class
, ot Chinese women an opportunity for
] performing unselfish service for oth-
I ers. This is something they have sore
ly needed to save them from the dcud
-1 enlng effect of life without outward
' expression. The enthusiastic response
of these women proved that a definite
j point of contact had at last been found
j between the two classes of women in
I China."
1 Before going to China Mrs. Hume
! studied nursing at Johns Hopkins uni
i vorsity under Adelaide Nutting. The
methods employed at Changsha are
I American adapted to Chinese condi-
I tions. Even the book "Holt’s Care of
the Baby," was carefully adapted to
the use of Chinese mothers before be
ing distributed as a circular supple
menting league lectures to mothers.
Notre Dame de Lorette.
Out beyond the wood, on the hill
side, in the communication trenches |
and other trenches, we were enable 1
to comprehend the true significance !
I of that phrase uttered so card. .-sl> by !
i newspaper readers—Notre Dame dc \
I Lorette.
The whole of the ground was in
j heaps. There was no spot, literally, |
t on which a shell had not burst. Vege
j tation was quite at an end. The shells
! seemed to have sterilized the earth,
i There was not a tree, not a bush, not
| a blade of any sort, not a root. Even
j the rankest weeds refused to sprout
in the perfect desolation. And (his
was the incomparable soil of France.
The trenches meandered for miles
through the pitted brown slopes, and
nothing could be seen from them hut
vast incumbrances of barbed wire—
knotted metal heaped on the unyield
ing earth. ... I noticed a few
bricks in the monotonous expanse of
dwarf earth mounds made by shells,
j "Hello!" I said. “Was thera a cot
tage here?"
No! What I had discovered was the
I illustrious chapel of Notre Dame de
Rural Mail for Arctic.
Rural free mail delivery in the arctic
circle is the latest accomplishment of
the Winnipeg post office, and letters
are beginning to collect at the local
post office for residents in the "Land
of the Midnight Sun.”
On November 29 the first of these
an-tic rural mail carriers will leave
Edmonton, Alta. He will go as far
north as Fort McPherson, delivering
letters to settlers and squatters on
tho way. He will start by railroad and
go to Athabasca Landing, then by
stages, horse and cutter, and when
tho trails get too heavy he will use a
dog sled.
On December 29, January 28 and
February 25, other mails will leave for |
various parts of tho arctic circle and
Herschell island, headquarters of San
Francisco whalers. No letter must
weigh more than half an ounce and
preference will he given to those reg
istered. If possible newspapers will
bo taken. —Winnipeg Dispatch New
Y’ork Sun.
Sponge Thrown _at Him, Sues.
Leon Janow, who admits he Is
"weak and diminutive,” had a bill to
collect from Solon L. Frank, 225 West.
Twenty-third street, Neiv York. He
got word that Frank was in the club
rooms of the Fulton club at Durland’s
Riding academy, and went there to
“When I made the demand," Janow
alleges in a complaint he filed in the
supreme court against Frank, “the de
fendant roared at me, rushed at mo,
kicked me in the thigh and threw a
sponge at me several times.” After
the sponge had been thrown at him,
Janow avers, he had to go and see a
He wants $5,000 damages.
Wise to Their Ways.
"Madam,” said the hook canvasser
to the lady who had opened the door
In answer to his ring, "if you have a
moment to spare, I’d like to show jmu
this great work on tho ‘Habits of Sav
age Animals.’ ”
; "No use wasting your time, young
i man " replied the female of the ape
j cies. ‘l've been married three times
' and know all about their habits.”
The light struck Britherby’s glasses
I at such an angle that they presented
nothing but a flashing blank to Oral
i lup. Behind the glasses Britherby's !
eyes at the moment were resting on
the Janeway bungalow across the
1 street, hut Grailup did not know that
and he stiffened indignantly and
passed his new neighbor with a stu- I
diously averted gaze.
The next time they met neither took
the least notice of the other. Grailup
remarked to his wife that that follow
I who had bought out Korker's equity
evidently was a cut or two above Bib- |
berly Heights—or thought he was. ■
Britherhy, a day or two later, was
talking to Morfew, whose house is be
tween Grallup's uml the funner Korker
“Who's your distinguished neighbor
on the north?” ho asked. “The nabob
of the place, I presume. I think 1
made a mistake in not asking his per
; mission to butt in here. He seems to
I resent it."
“Nonsense!” said Morfew. “That's
i Billy Grailup. Nothing of the nabob
about Billy. Great chap, Billy. You'll
like him when you know him.”
“I don't believe I d want to know
him,” said Britherhy.
Morfew meant to ask Grailup what
ho had been doing to his face, hut for
got it and so the fooling between
Britherhy and Grailup remained and
grew. In course of time they were in
troduced and acknowledged the intro
duction as coldly as politeness al
lowed. After that they bowed scru
pulously when they met.
I* was early last fall that tho pas
sive hostility of the two men became
active to tho verge of tragedy.
One still, calm night, somewhere
about twelve o'clock, Grailup was
aroused from an uneasy slumber by
the bark of a dog.
“Confound it!" exclaimed Grailup
“I wonder whose darned dog that is,
I wish I was within good shotgun
range of it—and had tho shotgun.”
A quick succession'of staccato harks
seemed to answer his thoughts with
defiance. Grailup got up and leaned
out of the window, listened a minute,
closed the window and said something
1 improper.
"1 might have known it,” ho contin
j ued. savagely, "lie's about tiie only
man in tho suburb who would main
| tain a nuisance like that.”
He tried to ignore tho noise, but the !
j closed window had-only slightly dulled
it and it was too maddeningly irreg
ular. Ho bounded out of bed and into
his slippers, threw a coat over his
shoulders and, stopping only to take a
couple of croquet mallets from a closet
in the hall, hurried out of the house
and ran down tho street toward Brith
erby’s. The harking had stopped, hut
he know where to go.
He w r as almost al Morfew’s when he
was aware of a ghostly white-clad fig
ure hastening toward him. The next
moment he was face to face with
Britherhy, who was in pajamas and
carrying a baseball bat.
For an instant they glared at each
other in the moonlight. Then Brith
erby spoke; “So you thought it was
about time to do something, did you?”
he snarled. “I should think it was,
myself. A man who will keep a dog
like that I’ve got my opinion of, any
“What are you talking about?" de
manded Grailup. “I’m after that in
fernal dog that's been barking his
head off in your yard all night, if you
want to know. Do you mean to say it
isn't your dog?”
"I never owned a dog in my life.”
said Britherhy. “I thought it was
your dog and I was going to take the
liberty of killing him—and you, too, if
you offered any objection.”
"I had much the same idea,” said
Grailup. "But it it isn't your dog,
whose —”
Furious harking interrupted him. It
came from the rear of Morfew’s house.
“So it’s his dog!” said Britherhy.
“Now, what do you think of that!”
“I think as you do,” said Grailup,
grimly. "Morfew’s a good man in
some respects, but this is an outrage.
I suppose he’s lying there snoring!”
“I’ll tell you,” said Britherhy, pois
ing liis club. “If you’ll stand by me
I'll batter his door down and if he
doesn't get up and kill the boast, we
“I’ll just go you on that proposi
tion,” said Grailup.
They pounded until Morfew came to
an upper window and asked them what
the dickens they wanted.
“We want you to come down and
do something with that dog of yours,”
said Britherhy.
“You’ve no business keeping a brute
like that around,” supplemented Grab
lup severely.
“Have you two been drinking or are
j you just plain crazy?” asked Morfew.
"Routing a man out of his rest at
this time of night! That’s not my
dog, you lunatics. I don't own a dog. ’
He slammed down the window.
The two laughed. Then Britherhy
“You’d better come back with me,”
suggested Grailup. “I’ve got some
medicine that's good for that and you
can wear my overcoat home.”
“Thanks, old man,” said Britherhy.
‘‘Any other time I’ll be delighted, but
I guess I'll get back to bed now.”
He held out his hand and Grailup
grasped it cordially.
“Good night, old chap,” said Gral
iup. “I’ll see you in the morning,
then.” —Chicago Daily News.
Terms SI.OO in Advance
NO. 38.
Peasant Women on the Northern Coast
of France Are Acknowledged
Rulers ot Community.
On the northern coast ot France the
peasant women are more remarkuole
than the men, and they are far better
ft is they who drag the boats in and
out oi the little harbors, and who sell
the fish in the markets. They are
thus brought into contact with the peo
ples and civilizations ot all countries,
and no class of women in Europe la
so emancipated
j They are strong and robust, and
their outdoor life and masculine hab
its —for they belong to the sea as
much as do their menfolk —harden
thier bodies, at the same time giving
them a taste for all masculine pursuits
and pleasures.
They rarely quarrel with their hus
bands; indued, the latter would fare
badly did they attempt coercion or ill
treatment in any shape or form, for
the women are taller than they are
and quite as strong; so the “mere
men’ 1 of the French coast prefer to
keep their skins whole, and treat their
wives as “Jolly good fellows,’' which
is exactly what they are.
They sing their songs and enjoy
their glass of cider with the best of
their menfolk.
French Fishermen ai Home in All Wa
ters—Have a Brotherhood That
Is Worth Emulating.
Resides sailing to the uttermost
parts of the earth in pursuit of cod,
herring and mackerel, the French do
a large trade with the fish in their own
I waters.
Of these there is a great number.
Including two sorts of skate, mackerel,
soles, turbot, brill, plaice, flounders,
bream and oysters.
There are three classes of fisherfolk
in northern France. Some of the men
have their own boats, and they hire
what assistance they require, buy their
own nets, find their own bait, etc.;
others hire a boat between them and
each man gets so much, while the rest
goes to the owner; the third class are
| too poor to do anything but sell their
The boats vary in size from five to
fifty tons and generally nine men form
a crew.
The brotherhood existing among
them extends beyond death. The
widow of one of their number has a
right to send out her nets with the
boat to which her husband belonged,
and her share of what Is caught ia
scrupulously handed over to her.
Aid to Sleep.
There are two very simple but ef
fective remedies for that kind of sleep
lessness that comes from overwork or
nervous exhaustion, says Nurse. One
Is to have the feet very warm. Put
them against a rubber bag filled with
hot water. A rubber bag is better
than an earthen bottle as it will re
tain the heat for hours. The second
method la much more simple. Discard
the pillow, turn over and lie on the
stomach with hands clasped under the
forehead to lift the head a trifle. This
will often send one to sleep.
When jou are tired and nervous, a
good rubbing all over the body with
the lotion hero given will be very rest
ful. Lie quietly In bed after the rub
bing for half an hour and you will
then feel quite equal to taking up the
dally tasks again; here Is the lotion:
Diluted alcohol, six ounces: cologne
water six ounces; tannin, ten grains.
Poisoner! Seeds Make Odd Plants.
Observa ions on plant variation
from poisoning of seeds have been
reported in France by Prof A. Jungel
son. After being placed for one to
twenty-four hours in a dilute solution
of sulphate of copper seeds of maize
■were planted, and a considerable pro
portion yi< Ided abnormal spikes, the
percentage of the abnormal plants be
ing greate: t among those from seeds
that had been deprived of their seed
coat or otherwise mutilated before ex
posure to tee copper solution.
The mutilation alone produced no
change in the character of the plants.
The more intimate the contact of the
poison the greeter was the tendency
of the plant to take on new forms.
Appropriately Named.
“I (ripped over something in the
darkness and nearly broke my leg!’’
carped the Kansas City drummer who
was marooned in Petunia overnight,
and had ventured out to a picture
show. "Why in torment do you peo
ple brag of your White Way when
there isn’t a street light going in
“Because it is tollable white when
they are going,' replied the landlord
of the tavern. “When they ain’t, which
I am compePed to say is every now
and again, you turn white yourself tor
feai you’ll break your neck every step
you take. ‘ —Kansas City Star.
Quite Likely.
“You’re a swindler,’’ exclaimed Mrs.
Gafib as she entered the bird store.
“You're worse than a highway robber.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself
to cheat a poor innocent woman the
wry you did. That parrot 1 bought of
you last week is a fraud. You said it
was a fluent talker and you charged
me a big price for him, too, and that
bird hasn’t said a single word since i
got nim. Not ono word. Do you hear
me? Not—one —single—word!”
“Perhaps,” suggested the bird fan
cier mildly, “you didn’t give him A
chance. ’ _ t

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