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VOLUME XLVI. FREDERICK RAILROAD Tlnirmont Hi vision Schedule In Effect J'ine 18, 1916. All trains Daily unless specified Leave Frederick Arrive Thurmont. 625a. in Except Sunday’, 7.12 a. m 7. oa. m. Sunday Oily 7.57 a, m 8.20 a. ni. Except Sunday 9.07 a. in 9.50 a in 10.87 p. m. 11.40 a. in 12.2T p in. 2 10 p. rn. 2 57 p. m. 4.00 p. m 4.48 p. m. 4.42 p. m 5.29 p. m. 6.10 p. m 6.57 p. rn. 8.20 p. m. Sunday Only 9.07 p. m. 10.10 p. m 10.56 p. m. Leave Thurmont. Arrive Frederick. 6 01 a. m 6.46 a. m, 7.21 a. in. Except Sunday B.oua. in. 8 11a. m Sunday Only 8.56 a. ni. 923a. in Except Sunday 10 08 a rn. 10.45 a. m 11.30 a. in. 12.31 p. in 1.19 p rn. 3.14 p. rn 3.59 p. in. 5.02 p. m. Sunday Only 547 p in 6.22 p. rn. Except Sunday 007 p. in 5 45 p. in 6 30 p. in. 7.20 p. ni. Sunday Only 8.05 p. m. 735 p m Ex 'ept, Sunday 820 p. in. 915 p. m. Sunday Only 10.00 p in. Note—All train-: arriving and leaving Thurmont scheduled from Western iVl.uy land station. Note—All trains arriving an I leaving Frederick scheduled from Square. Western Maryland Ry. Schedule In Effect June 18, 1916 GOING WKST. >I gi r* gs g| 21 S| '=* 'E| ‘fcj S dj <3 <! J Q5 H S CJ *4 O lain 6.00 am 7.20 am t10.25am *B.OB 10.43 12 07pm *10.40 12.32 ar1.35 4.00pm B.loam +3.25pm 5 19pm 6.28 t4.04 6.21 ar7.40 +5.14 7 31 8 55 +6.58 9.13 10.36 GOING EAST. O ’S 5 C S <U (X 41 “ O - 4) 3 4)0 > tc >k. > £ >£ > c a o .a a S 'E.s *lc HB M J U ~ 3 1-1 * <* O EC C"* +6.lsam 7.18 am 9.16 am +8 00 9.19 11.39 +7.15 * 1.55pm 3.13pm 5.41pm *B.lspm 1.30pm 3.50 4.55 6.51 *4.20 5 42 8.10 •Daily. tDaily except Sunday. Only. AnTon© tending tikslch and doncription may quickly aacerliiiii our opinion free whether an Invention Is probably pneni iMo. C'oinniunlc.t. Ilonaitrlctlyconiiuentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents •ent free. Oldest aifency for pneuring patents. Patents taken through Munn A Co. receive iptcial notice, without chant e, lathe Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. I.anreat clr culatlon of any Brieniiuc join i.ul. Tonus, f.’l a year; four months, |L bold by all newsdealers. MUNN & C 0 .36, Broadway New York Branch Office, 625 F St, Washington. X). C. mutualTSTnce CO, OF FREDERICK COUNTY, Organized 1843. Office—4U North Market Str<*et Frederick. Md. A. C. M;Card3ll, 0. C Warehime President. Secretary. SURPLUS, S3'),000.00. No Premium Notes Required. Save 25% and Insure with a Home Company. DIRECTORS Josedh G. Miller, O. P. Bennett, James Houck, R. S. J. Dutrow, Milton G. Urner, Casper E. Cline, A. C. McCardell, Charles B. Trail, Dr. D. F. McKinney,-Clayton O. Keedy, George A. Dean, P. N. Hammaker. Rates furnished on application to our resident director, P. N. Hammaker, NOTICE! I have moved my HARNESS STORE to the Second Floor of MASONIC BUILDING where 1 will be prepared to fur nish my patrons and the public generally witli all HORSE EQUIPMENT. Repairing neatly and promptly done. Also SHOE REPAIRING ill all branches. A full stock of Rubber Heels on hand at all times. Respectfully, JOS. C. GERNM. nov 26tf The Catoctin clarion. Notice To Contractors. STATE OF MARYLAND. STATE ROADS COMMISSION SEALED PROPOSALS for building One section of State Hignwny as follows: Contract No. F-18-B —Frederick county: One section of E nmitsburg Pike, from end of contract No. F-18-A to Ernmits hurg. about 3.90 miles in length. (Ma ndate Resurfacing, oil bound), will be received by the State Roads Com mission, at its offices, 601 Garrett Build ing, Bnltimore, Md., until 12M. on the Bth dry of August, 1916, at which time and place they will be publcly opened and read. Bids must he made upon the blank form contained in the book of specifications. Specifications and plans will be furnished try the Commission upon application and cash payment of SI.OO, us hereafter no charges will be permitted. No bids will he received unless accom panied by a certified check for the sum of Five Hundred ($500) Dollars, payable to the Slate Roads Commission. The successful bidder will be required to give bond, and comply with the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, respecting contracts. The Commission reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. By order of the State Ronds Commiss ion this 21st day of July, 1916. F. H. ZOUCK, r Hyde H. Wilson, Secretary. Chairman, jul 27 21 Order NIkI oh Male*. No. 9495 Equity. In the Circuit Court for Frederick Coun ty sitting in Equity. July Term, 1916. In the Matter of the Report of Sales filed the 19th day of July, 1916. George L. Cramer, Fredk. W. Cramer, William L. Cramer, assignees of mort gage of Lucy A. Groshun and James A. Groshun her husbind. on Petition. ORDERED, That on the 11th day of August, 1916, the Court will proceed to act upon the Report of Sales of Real Estate, reported to said Court by George I L. Cramer, Fred’k L. Cramer and Wm. L. Cramer, assignees in the above cause, and filed therein as aforesaid, to finally ratify and confirm the same, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown before said day; provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper published in Frederick County for three successive weeks prior to aaid day. The report states the amount of sales to be $335.60. Dated this 19th day of July, 1916. ELI G. HAUGH, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Frederick County. True Copy-Test; ELI G. HAUGH, Clerk Frederick W. Cramer, Solicitor, jul 20 4t. ORDIANCE NO. 27. An Ordinance governing the use and control of the Electric Current of Munici pal Light Plant of Thurmont, Md. Sec. 1. Be it enacted and Ordained by the Commissioners of Thurmont, that any person wishing to get current for lighting or power, from the Muncipal Plant of Thurmont, shall first obtain a permit from the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, who shall forthwith order an Electrician to make the proper connections to furnish the current. Sec. 2. And be it enacted and Ordained that the following prices shall govern the Electric Lighting Current. That every house or balding, where more than 2 lights are used, the same shall be govorned by meter readings, and a charge of 12 cents per k-w hour will be made for the first 5 k-w hour used. After the first 5 k-w hour used per month the charge will be 10 cents per k-w hour. For meter readings, the Mini mum charge will be 60 cents per month. Charges for Churches, Societies and Lodges, shall be given by he Board of Commissioners. Sec 3. It shall be the duty of the Baliff, or the person designated by the Board of Commissioners to read the meters, and collect for current, to read and collect the same on the first of every month. He shall furnish the consumer with tho reading of the previous month, together with the present reading and the amount consumed for the month. He shall also make a duplicate and turn the same over to the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners. Sec. 4. Disputes over meter readings shall be referred to the Board of Com missioners, and if necessary meters will be tested and adjustments made. Sec. 5 Current shall be due and pay able monthly. Any consumer being in arrears 3 months, the Board of Commiss ioners may order his current cut out. A failure to pay may be collected as a com mon debt. Sec. 6. It is hereby enacted and Ordained, that this Ordimance shall take effect from the date of its passage. Passed this 13th day of June 1916. J. C. MARTIN, President of Board. Clayton Creeger, Secretary, jul 27 3t A Family Newspaper —Imtopemieiit in Politics—Devoted to Literature. Local and General News. THURMONT, FREDERICK COUNTY, MD., THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916. Ordinance No. 11. Section 2. That if any person shall cast, place, lay, or cause to be cast or lay any straw, hay, stable manure, shav ! ings, chips, mould, dirt, dead animals, rubbish of any kind whatsoever, offals, ashes, garden weeds or refuse substance i of any kind whatsoever or of any trade, | occupation or business filth, or any offen | sive substnnee or permit the same to run j into or upon any of the streets, alleys or 1 lanes, pavements, foot or sidewalks of 1 said borough, unless the same ia immedi ately removed, every person so offending shall forfeit and pay a fine and penalty of one dollar, nor more than five, on : failure of removal after notice and fine incurred, the bailiff shall remove the same within twenty-four hours from such ! notice and collect the fine and costs of removal with 20 per cent advance there in. j Section 8. It shall be the duty of all property holders residing within the tax able limits of Thurfinont to keep their sidewalks and gutters in front of their , respective lots free from grass and other 1 rubbish that will have a tendency to pre vent the free flow of water or make the walks disagreeable during wet weather or heavy morning dews. Every person so offending shall pay a fine of not less than one dollar or more than five after forty-eight hours notice to remove the same. Passed March 7, 1895. J. HENRY COVER, L. R. W a esc he, Secretary. President, aug 3 It Ordinance No. 10. Section 1. Be it enacted and ordained by the President and Board of Commis sioners of Thurmont, Maryland, That it shall be unlawful for any person to ex pectorate on any sidewalk or any street crossing or upon the floor, wall, pave ment, or platform of any store, post office, hotel, depot, church or other place of public business or entertainment. Section 2. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable to a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars for every such offense. | Section 3. It shall be the duty of any constable, bailiff or other police officer having knowledge or information con -1 cerning any violation of this ordinance to enforce the provisions of this ordinance. Section 4. And be it further enacted and ordained by the President and Board of Commissioners, that this ordinance take effect from the date of its passage. Passed June 21, 1906. WILLIAM J. FREEZE. J. I. Mackley, Secretary. President, aug 3 It H - ON THE BORDER. The following poem was received by Mr. Norman B. Boyle from Mr. Ober Herr; who is a member of Co. H. Ist Reg,, M. N. G., now stationed at Camp Ord, Texas, on the Mexican border. The sentiment of the poem shows the feeling of the Guardsman for the climate and natural surroundings of the camp. The word H— rhymes with well and is to be filled in by the reader. The Devil in H— we’re told was chained, And for a thousand years he there re mained. He neither complained nor did he groan. But determined to start a H— of his own. So he asked the Lord if he had on hand Anything left when he made the land. The Lord said, “Yea 1 have plenty on hand, But 1 left it down on the Rio Grande. The fact is, Old Boy, the stuff is so poor, I don’t think you can use it as a H— any more. So the Devil went down to look at the truck, And said if he took it as a gift he’d be struck, For after examining it carefully and well, He concluded the place was too dry for a H—. The Lord then promised the Devil to water the land. For he had some water or rather some dregs, A regular cathartic and smelt like bad eggs, So the trade was closed and the deed was given, And the Lord went back to his home in heaven. The Devil then said he had all that was needed. To make a good H—, and hence he suc ceeded. He began to put thorns on ail of the trees, He mixed up the sand with millions of fleas, He scattered tarantulas along all the roads, Put thorns on the on the catcus and horns on the toads. He lengthened the horns of the Texas steers, And put an addition to the rabbits ears, The rattlesnake bites you, the scorpion stings, The mosquitoes delight with their buz zing wings. The sand burs prevail and so do the ants And those who sit down need half soles on their pants. The devil then said that throughout all the land He’d manage to keep up the Devil’s own brand. And all would be mavericks unless they bore Marks of scratches and bites and thorns by the score. The heat in the winter is a hundred and ten, Too hot for the devil and too hot for men. The wild boar roams through the black chapparell, ’Tis ah ofa place he has for H—. Written by a soldier in the Guard House at Old Port Ringgold, Texas. —American Sentinel. CHARTING IMS HAS TAKEN YEARS Government Has Spent Millions to Make Waterways Safe for Ships. PERIL OF JAGGED REEFS Herculean Fight Agalnat Unseen Shoals That Menace Navigation Haa Been Carried on Since 1841— New Method of Sounding. Detroit, Mich. —Summer after sum mer the fleet of the Lake Survey sails the broad expanse of the live lakes aud the score of bays aud iulets searching for danger spots that may claim their heavy toll In human life aud vessel tonnage. ITobably no frequented waterways In the world are so hazardous as the Great Lukes. At no time 1c a steamer on them more than a comparatively few hours from shore and periodically tierce storms arise, fully us violent us those experienced on the ocean, which play with the steel ships, battering them helplessly about, threatening to engulf or sweep them ashore. Over $5,000,000 has been spent by the government since 1841 for the prosecution of the work of charting the lakes. Locked In heavy timber boxes, protected from fire In Immense vaults In the old post office building, Detroit, are over 1,300 field charts, dating back to 1818, when a survey of lathe Erie was made by officers of the British navy. With few exceptions the ntaps are the result of the scien tific researches of United States engi neers and surveyors. Work of Generations. These maps represent the work of generations of men who have tolled to make the Great Lakes safe. As a result of their Investigations light houses have sprung from barren rocks, and the solemn ringing of bells on buoys carries their warnings to pass ing navigators. While the work of charting the lakes has been carried on since 1841 with only one break In the task, which occurred In 1880 and lasted until 1890, there Is still much to be done to make the survey a thorough one. In fact It was only 12 years ago that what might be called an unfailing system for testing the depths has been devised. Previous to that time the old meth od of dropping a weight of twelve pounds or so, trying to keep the line plumb, was employed. The system was far from Infallible. This lightweight testing method was employed until the DOs. Then came the heavy 100-pound sounding bell. This heavy obstacle was dragged through the water, a machine on hoard ship registering the angle the metal was deflected from the boat as the ship steamed along. The bell's sheer weight made It an excellent drag. i But this system was too crude and Imperfect. Twelve years ago Major Keller, United States Engineer corps, in charge of the lake survey, devised a method whereby a piano wire from 1,000 to 5,000 feet In length, slung from two launches and weighted down, was used to search for shoal spots and other elevations of submarine land. Today this Ingenious device 1s In use on the lakes and ns a result of It many shoal and reef regions, hitherto unknown, have been listed. Increase In Commerce. During the years of the decade be ginning In 1830 the commerce of the Great Lakes had begun to assume con siderable proportions, and the Ameri can government planned a canal at Saulte Ste. Marie to connect Lake Su perior and the lower lakes. The only charting, however, hud been accom plished by engineers connected with the British navy. In 1841 Cupt. W. O. Williams, who was at that time In charge of harbor Improvements In Buffalo harbor, was ordered to take charge of the survey ing of the Great Lakes. By 1878 what was assumed to be a thorough survey of the lakes had been made and the following two years were spent In the compiling of documents and the per fection of charts then in existence and circulation. The years that had been spent up to 1880 on making the geodetic or sub marine survey of the lakes had wit nessed marvelous changes. The flow of population moved westward like a tidal wave and cities sprang seeming ly out of the very earth. The five lakes were white with the sails of com merce. By 1890 schooners were fast becom ing obsolete. The heavy draft steamer that displaced water to the depth of 20 feet hud driven the light! vessels of 11 and 12 feet draft from I the field. That a resurvey must be made be came evident. Provisions had been made only for vessels of light displace ment. Appropriations were made by congress to carry on the work again. In searching for a shoal area as much as SIO,OOO has been spent. The work of the Lake Survey has for Its object the preparation of accurate navigators’ charts of the lakes and no pains are spared to make the maps complete. The work of searching for shoals is long and tedious. To sweep a full square mile costs somewhere I around SSO, SEEK TO AVOID THE BLUES One’s Troubles Frequently Wilt Bs Found to Exist Only In the Imagination. There are a lot of people In this world who seem to take a fiendish de light in being miserable and in mak ing others feel that way, too, remarks the Brockton (Mass.) Times. Some men, and some women, too, surround themselves with an atmos phere of gloom that eternal sunshine couldn't dispel and through this dis torting medium molehills grow to mountains and there are tears and groans whore there should bo smiles. They wake up In the morning with ft face that looks like a sodden dough nut, and perhaps the sun is bright and the birds are singing. They will grum ble and say, “O, well, this won’t last; we'll have bad weather yet before night.’’ And should the sky grow clouded and a refreshing rain moisten the thirsty earth they shout In glee, "1 told you so.” When they sit down to breakfast they almost sour the cream they put In the coffee, and the most tempting breakfast does them about as much good as a carpet tack sandwich would. They grow dyspeptic, morose, pessi mistic, cynical, hypochondriacal and get to be downright nuisances. If you ever get to feeling blue about things stop and think what it will mean if you keep it up and then pin your mind so hard on your dally task that there Isn’t room for another thing in your head. That's the way to keep the haunting spirit of pessimism and despondency out of your heart. And remember the world has no time to listen to your troubles, for ev ery one has troubles of his own, and the chances are a good many have a groat deal heavier burden to bear than you have. ALL AT “GENERAL MUSTER” Everybody Was More or Less Inter ested In the Militia Some De cades Ago. In considering the subject of pre paredness It might be wise to look up the old militia system that pre vailed sixty or seventy years ago. when states were divided into dis tricts, each one having a company to which all men of soldier age were re quired to belong, and give a few days each year to military drill, the Colum bus Journal observes. Every year there would be a “gener al muster,” at which the various com panies would gather, and under the command of a plumed and bespangled officer would perform the various evo lutions and go through the manual of arms that would strike with awe tho surrounding crowd of women and chil dren. gathered to witness the heroic displays of fathers and brothers. These general musters were great events in the times of our grandfath ers. They were social as well as mili tary, and often adorned with feasts of warlike provender. In one of his speeches Tom Corwin tells of a gen eral muster in which the bravo mili tiamen, with bayonet and sword, charged on a pile of watermelons and cut the red hearts out of the enemy. Shakeepearsan Humor. McKean Buchanan, a California tragedian In the olden days, was noted for the roaring style in which he played Shakespearean characters, also tor his fondness for litigation, and for never paying hla lawyers. J. Gor don Eastman was posted as to this last peculiarity of the “great Shake spearean delineator,” as he styled him self, and when Buchanan, filled with wrath at an adverse criticism In a city paper, determined to suo the editor burst Into the lawyer's office and said: “Sir, I wish to retain you,” the man of the law replied; “Awfully sorry, Mr. Buchanan, but 1 am retained on the other side." Buchanan replied: "The other side; what other side? Who has retained you against me?” The attorney replied, “Shakespeare's ghost,” and the Interview closed.— T. F. Recognize the Death Song. Walruses and seals and all true mammals that have lungs and live In the water have a bark that sounds strange enough as it comes up from hidden depths. Every lookout from the masthead notices that, when one whale Is struck, the whole school is stampeded at the very Impact of the harpoon. They have heard the death song. The sound that the bowhead makes is like the long-drawn-out “hoo-hoo hoo-00-o” of the hoot-owl. A whaler says that the cry begins on F, and may rise to A, B or even C before slip ping back to F again. He avers that with the humpback the tone Is much finer, and sounds across the water like the note from the D string of a violin. Need of Exercise. Exercise In some form Is absolutely necessary for health. We are so con structed by nature that the digestive tract and alimentary tract demands bodily activity In order to perform Its proper functions. Without It troubles begin to appear. Constipation becomes a chronic disease, the circulation be comes poor, the liver and kidneys do not work properly and a thousand and one little troubles begin to make them selves felt. You may begin to grow corpulent because the body Is unable to eliminate the surplus sugar and starch products. Or you may grow toe thin because the assimilative organs are unable to work properly from lack of proper exercise. TALKS ON LOVE AND MATRIMONY Miss Helen Keller, Blind and Dumb, Says All Women Should Marry. PICTURES HER IDEAL OF MAN Must Be Handsome, of Course, but Doesn’t Have to Be Rich or Pos sess a College Education— Glories in Her Family. Chicago.—Love is a topic that Miss Helen Keller avoids In interviews. Yet this sightless and dumb prodigy, who has overcome her human handi caps—almost—has some unique opin ions on this absorbing theme, writes Harriet Ferrlll in the Chicago Trib une. She pounded them out on her fin gers and tire face of her teacher, Mrs. J. A. Macy, who has been with her for twenty-nine years. An eager face, lips that are ready to laugh, and a flashing, alert mind helped along the Interpretation of her love sentiments. "I am not telling my love affairs.’’ she spelled into the palm of her teach er's hand. "They are not for publi cation,” although she admitted many proposals as a “star" —and possibly one heart affair. There is said to be a certain young man who is attentive at this time. Will Be a Master Man. The master of the house in ideal conditions such as are sensed by Miss Keller in a new day is not of the com mon species. He will be a master man, willing to permit his wife to be the disposer of the household supplies and the real "boss.” ‘‘Every household should bo ruled by a bi-cameral government—a con gress and a senate —such as tho Unit ed States gave the Porto Ricans,” she said. “The woman should, of course, be the house of representatives of the family. In this government there will be no filibustering, 1 hope, nor lobbying. "Thus, the man would propose all vital measures and the woman would dispose them. She would control the disposal of supplies principally, as women did among some of the prim itive tribes.” This ideal state of matrimony, how ever. Miss Keller does not expect un til woman is economically free. So long as man is the "money bags." this future marriage system will be miss ing. A happy interest flashed in her sightless eyes when she was request ed to describe her ideal man. “Of course, he will be handsome for eugenic reasons,” she said with a smile. “He doesn’t have to be rich. I am paying my own passage through the world and am proud of It. "And the ideal man doesn't have to be possessed of a college education. He must be one who thinks straight. Many men have obtained an educa tion by their own efforts, for example, Mark Twain, one of my Ideal men. For he was broad humanely, tender, yet strong, and full of humor. “Every marriage should have leva and both man and woman should nev er lose sight of the happiness of their children. The state should pay for the upkeep of each child; for there Is no greater service to the state than a woman’s gift of a child —a greater service than the building of a war ship. Besides, warships are no good without men. Woman furnishes the absolutely necessary supply—men. Her services are fundamental In war time or out of war. "All women should marry If they can get anyone to marry them." Her teacher laughed her out of her seri ousness. "Yes they should,” she in sisted. “It s essential for the race— and evolution in the world.” One of the glories which Miss Kel ler delights in is the glory of her family. A great-great-grandfather of hers was one of tho first colonial gov ernors of Virginia—one of the Spatts woods, and this is a cherished name. She is a cousin of the southern kero, Robert E. Lee, and counts the Adam ses and the Everetts on her ances tral tree. Her mother, Mrs. Katherine Adams Keller, is with her, busily darning stockings and mending shirtwaists. A sister, Mrs. Mildred Keller Tyson, lives in Montgomery, Ala., her native state, and a brother, Phillips Brooks Keller, Is an engineer. Miss Keller was a student and admirer of Phillips Brooks when she was nine years old and she Insisted upon giving her brother that name, her mother said. WON’T LEAVE FOSTER MOTHER Quail Refuses to Part With Hen, by Which She Was Raised. Alton, Kun. —Last summer one of W. D. Lemley's old hens stole her nest out on the creek. Evidently she chose a quail's nest, for when her; brood crime off there was a young quail la the lot. The old biddy mothered the stranger with a mother’s cure, and though it often vexed and astonished its mates by flying away like the wind, nil went well with tho happy family. To this day the quail prefers to stay among the chickens, roosts In the barn in had veather, and is us tuiue us the ordl iury pigeon. Terms SI.OO in Advance NO. 21. CITY BEAUTIFUL BY NIGHT Stockholm Always at Its Best When Viewed After Darkness, Is Opin ion of Travelers. The best time to get your first look at Stockholm la by night. As you come up the channel you see the town All traced and (ringed with chains of light. The ordinary Illumination of the Stockholm streets and quays makes them look as though the city were decorated (or a fair. They are lavish users of electric light In Swe den, to Judge by the capital. Their favor seems to shine on any thing that works by wire. Take the telephone, (or instance. Without com piling statistics, it is a pretty safe bet that there are more telephones per capita In Stockholm than In any other town on earth. They have ap parently more phones than any city needs and then again as many on top of that. The latter circumstance Is due to an inscrutable arrangement which works long and short distance calls on a different system. Instead of one phone in your room, you have two. Where an ordinary municipality has one phono booth, Stockholm dou bles. Tlie town is a sort of monument to Alexander Graham Dell. The most Imposing structure, of course, is the telephone exchange. Af ter that comes the royal palace, A huge and beautiful building that enter tained twenty royal families of Eu rope at the same time In the days when royal families were on speaking terms. Nowadays, they are not send ing out any house party Invitations. Sweden is devoting her leisure mo ments to being neutral and as she Is much closer to the storm center than we are, she has a correspondingly harder time of it. Not far from the palace Is the par liament building. There Is only one man on earth who may not cress the threshold of this structure. That man is the king of Sweden. When the king wants to talk to the houses he sends for them, as at the beginning of each session. Stockholm has a particularly beauti ful natural setting, with her many satellite islands, her big lake and her wooded suburbs. The people are cheerful and fresh-looking and ener getic. The Norseman is an apparent contradiction of the law that says na tions must grow old. He set the world by the ears 2,000 years ago and today his racial force seems running high aa ever. BIRD IS EXPERT BRICKLAYER Feathered Artisan Rolls Mud Into Pel lets of Required Size and Erects Substantial Home. Years ago, before houses and barns were as plentiful as they are now, the cliff swallow used to build his house of tiny mud bricks on the side of a rocky cliff. The nest builders find a convenient patch of clay, roll up the mud into tiny pellets and carry they to their nesting site. There they fashion them into a home as skillfully as any bricklayer could do It, rounding it over the top like a roof and leav ing a round opening for a door. Today the bird doesn’t have to find a cliff for his home. A sheltered place under the eaves of a barn will suit him Just as well. You’ll find more cliff swallows today at home under the eaves than you will In their ancestral castles on the rocks. The bird wears a shiny blue-black coat and a brownish-yellow vest. His tall, reddish-brown, is only slightly forked, which distinguishes him from the regular "swallow-tails.” Perhaps you have been told that the nest of the cliff swallow Is Infested with bedbugs, and perhaps you have torn down all the nests you could find to get rid of the pests. This Is a common slander against the swallow. The nest contains no Insects which can be communicated to the house. On the other hand, the cliff swallow per forms immeasurable benefit by de stroying many leaf bugs and weevils. —Philadelphia North American. Dental Room for Animals. In order that the teeth of domestic pets may be given proper attention, s dental department has of late been established In the Angell Memorial hospital, a Boston institution for the medical and surgical treatment of dumb animals. Dogs, cats and other animals are cared for by experienced practitioners who work upon them with almost as much care as If they wore human. Even to many admirers of dogs, the thought of giving at tentlon to an animal's teeth may pos sibly seem cdd. Yet the importance of doing so is very apparent to any one who realizes the close connection between good teeth and good health. So far the dental work has been con fined chiefly to cleaning teeth, treat ing affected gums and extracting now and then a decayed tooth. The depart ment, however, is well equipped with instruments, and it is understood that other work will be undertaken.— Popular .Mechanics Magazine. Original 6ea Serpents. The National museum at Washing ton contains a notable display of the bones of several species of extinct mammals which, if seen alive in the ocean, would be called huge sea ser pents, They were carnivorous, and their long, slender Jaws were armed with formidable teeth. Although s few remaining individuals of the group may have given actual basis for the sea-serpent stories, these extinct ani mals were not reptiles, but mammals which, like the whale and seal and otter, had happened to evolve la aa aquatic environment.