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THE HAYS FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1921.
KNOW NOTHING OF COOKING : Culinary Art Absolutely Undeveloped Among the Savages of the South Sea Islands. Ttiward sunset (on Malekula. New Hebrides k'roup, south Pacific) we tmilr a fire and cooked our supner, writes Martin Johnson in Asia Maga zine. The natives (a cannibal tribe) gathered around and watched us in astonishment. They themselves m-.de no such elaborate preparation for eat ing. Once in a while a man would kindle o fire and throw a few yams among the coals. When the jams were burned black on one side, he would turn them with a stick and burn them on the other. Then they were ready for eating the outside burned crisp and the Inside raw. One evening some of the men brought in some little pis. broke their Ieps, so that thoy could not escape, and threw them, squealing, into a corner of a hut. The next day there was meat to eat. Like the yams, it was only half cooked. The natives tere ir with their teeth as If they had been animal and they eemed espe cially to relish the crisp, burned por tions. Each man was his own cook. Kven Nairapate, the chief, made his own fire and cooked his own food, for it was taboo for him to eat anything pre pared by an inferior or cooked over a fire made by an inferior. He consid ered us his superiors and ate greed ily everything we gave him. He never shared his salmon and rice either with his cronies or with his wives. In fact, we never saw a woman eating, and the children seemed to live on sugar cane and on clay that they dug up with their skinny little fingers. STILL HOLD TO OLD THEORY Scientists Satisfied to Accept Ancient Explanation of the Magnetism of Earth's Surface. v It was shown by Gilbert in the year IGUO that the facts then known about the magnetic condition of the earth's surface could be explained by asum iug that the earth was a uniformly magnetized sphere, the magnetic poles of vhich approximated to the geo graphical poles. With small modifica tions tin's theory Una been accepted universally, but the cause of the mag netism is still completely obscure. It is well known that the compass ne-edle points approximately north and south over the whole of the globe, except in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. The variation from the true north namely, the angle between the direc tion of the compass at a certain place and the line of longitude through that place is .called the "declination" for that place. Also iu northern latitudes the north-seeking end of the needle points or dips downward, while in the southern hemisphere the reverse is the case. For navigation purposes the amount of the declination at various parts of the surface of the earth is set out in charts, which, however, have to be corrected from time to time. Remarkable French Statue. "Sorrow," one of the famous statues in the Tuileries, I'aris, is said to be unique in execution. Approached from the south, the face of the figure seems to be an extjuisiteJy done joyful countenance. From the other side, however, joy is seen to be but a mask for a face of woe. Speculation lias been rife as to the real meaning of the figure, and what it is supposed to represent. So many appropriate ex planations have been given that none has been found satisfactory. Many of the greatest works of sculptors share with "Sorrow" apace in the famous Paris gardens of the Tuileries, iu which authors of all na tions have seened countless romances and adventures. Its exquisite formal flower garden, as well as the remark able statuary make the Tuileries. a haunt of Parisians on holidays. Magnetic Furniture. Some pieces of furniture seem made to hold more things than others. There are tables that are positively magnets. They attract the entire deposit of the day. You may put such a table in per fect order in the morning, and by night it will be completely hidden beneath an accumulation of newspapers, no tions and small wares. In the same way, certain backs of chairs form nat ural hanging-places for caps and book straps and shopping bags. "Have you looked on the back of the Morris chair?" "Have you looked on the hall table?" Magnetic furniture governs not only the domestic trade-routes and thoroughfares and the lines of traffic from room to room; it governs also the line of argument when things are lost and not found. Frances Lester in the Atlantic Monthly. No Business Smokes Then. -Have a cigar while we're talking It over," says the business maa today. Sot so a hundred years ago in Nw York. Then there was no such thing as smoking in business hours. -No man who was known to smoke a cigar ic the streets or at his office in business hours could have obtained a discount at any bank in the city, says Charles H. Haswell In his "Rem iniscences of an Octogeparian." And he tells us that September H. 1823, the Advocate, a leading New York newspaper, published, with grave reflections on the state times, the fact that a young man had actually been seen smoking in the streets at nine o'clock ia the morning. 2iew York Evening Poet. GREATEST OF ALL MACHINES Human" Heart Has Capacity Wh'ch AM r.'oc'jm Ingenuity Has Found It Impossible to Outdo. The pu'se of the great .Napoleon Is said to have n.ade only fifty beats a minute. KIghty is not an unusual number. Hut, suppling the case of a heart that beats 75 times a minute, expel ling ten cubic inches of blood at each "stroke." It is apparent that the little pump delivers 43 cubic inches In one hour, over 1.000.000 cubic inches in a day, or (as may be easily reckoned) about 7,000 tons of vital fluid In a twelvemonth. In figuring this out. the Scientific American calls attention to the fact that a human heart has four compart ments two auricles and two ventri cles. The auricles are merely reser voirs. The energy deTe!oped by the pump is furnished by the right and left ventricles the right, one sending im pure blood to the lungs and the left one forcing the purified blood into cir culation. The left Whtricle alone uses In a day enough energy to raise one ton !0 feet. All the blool pumped by one heart engine in one year would suffice to fiil a tank Gl feet long. Gl feet wide and Cl feet high. Or. if the tank were cylindrical and 50 feet in diameter, it would have to be 115 feet high in or der to hold the 1,700.000 gallons pumped by a single heart in the course of a twelvemonth. United States Seal. The seal of the U-iitod States was dkle-l UIo!i Jauv i7Si The.. Ob verse is tie familiar side bearing c-agle. arrows. oMve brunch, etc. The reverse, which 1..!? never been cut us part t.f the shows aa unfinished pyramid, above which is an eye in a blu. triangle. The lowest course of the pyramid bears the Koman number MDCCLXXVI. IVneath on a golden scroll is the motto: "Xuvis Ordo Saeclorum" (A new era in the ages) and above the pyramid is the motto. "Annuit Co;:ic" (He prospers our beginning). Dr. M. Jay Brown, of Salina j Specialist in the medical andsor"-' icat diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose I and Throat, and correct fitting of ' glasses, win be at the Brunswick! Hotel, Wednesday, June Sth '- home office, Salina, Kansas, every Saturday and Sunday. Semolmo Flour Just Common Humanity. The very serious trouble with most people is that they are human, like ourselves. They react In the same way under the same stresses. They also want sympathy, and are looking for a friend. They. too. heartily en joy being appreciated or at least un derstood. Ilunlens that are heavy for us are heavy for them.- It is as easy for them to watch other people at work as it is for us. They, likewise, enjoy picnics and parades. Exchange. ARAB HORSE EASILY LEADER Finest Specimens of the Race, cf Which the United States Has the Best, Is Abundant Proof. The tradition ascribing to the Arab horse extraordinary endurance is sus tained by abundant evidence. As illus tration, a otXMnile test was made hi 101) from Eort Ethan Allan. Ver mont, to Camp Devens, Massachusetts, and the first horse to finish was a pure-bred Arab mare named ltamla, which made the distance in 57 hours 20 minutes ;:i: l 30 seconds; tiie ani mal placed second was Kingfisher, three-fourths Arab and one-fourth thoroughbred. The animal that fin ished third in :he endurance test was also a pure-bred Arab mare, and the one to finish fourth was a three fourths grade Arab, the dam of King fisher. In the army tests of 1920 the Arabs again made a remarkable showing. H. K. Bush-Iirown, who presented the case for thi Arab in the Journal of Heredity, offers an explanation of the extraordinary endurance of ani mals of this breed, based in part on the fact that the Arab has only five lumbar vertebrae (between the ribs and the pelvis), while all other fam ilies of horses have six. This differ ence in structure Is believed to ex plain why the Arab, though small, can carry great weight. The anomaly il lustrates the relation between struc ture and function. Hearst's International. Everyday Allusions. A lot of people believe today that the expression "Mad as a March Hare" has something to do with the queer antics of one of the characters in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonder laid." The truth Is. that the saying Is based upon popular usage of a natural history fact. In the month of March, which is their mating and breeding time, the hares of our fields and those of Eng land. Belgium and other countries where these rodents abound, become victims of fits which at times send them bounding like wild things through the woods and across the meadows. To be as "Mad as a March Hare" does not mean insanity, but irration ality, a stage of mental wildness that will make people act as though they had lost a proper sense of proportion without, however, having their mental abilities permanently Impaired. Cleveland Plain Dealer. First Papier Mache. The durable substance made from wood pulp called papier mache is claimed by Germans to be the Inven tion of one Martin, a snuff-box maker of Nuremberg, about 1740. While re cent researches have confirmed the fact that he made the first papier mache snuff boxes, they disclosed that the method itself had been taught him by a Frenchman named Lefevre. Baskervllle, the Birmingham print er, became interested in the process in 1745 and laid the foundation for what later became a great industry. After a while the Germans again took it up and until about twenty-five years ago had a virtual monopoly of it Then England and America at tacked the problem in earnest and have since made millions out of it. Red Honey of Brazil. In Brazil lives a wasp which pro duces red honey, which is described as poisonous. Also in Brazil there is a stingless bee whose honey is sour if obtained from certain flowers, and of good quality if obtained from what perhaps we might call sanitary blos soms. Honey is the oldest sweet eaten by man, and bee-raising and honey gath ering Is one of the old industries of the world. Honey was eaten In Eu rope for centuries before sugar was sold by apothecaries or herbalists as a medicine and as a thing to make other medicines less unn&Iat&ble. A Few Thoughts Why the great unchurched multi tude of the modern day (for they seem to grow more and more with each passing day) are evidence for some great mutation of providence or the slow sequence of nature to pro vide a plan wherein all people may agree. A primrose path all may tread. The spirit will lift U3 up above the brute whose major activ ities will satisfy his suit. Some seem to be entirely at sea as to religious be lief; for others the grinding environ ment of life crushes out faith; others doubt or postpone the need, while others strive to increase their hoard too late they plant the precious seed. Sometimes the most needy are the most pious, but creeds are crumbl ing. The churches are striving for unity on some middle ground the salt has lost its savor a revolution might suffice. We are so conceited in our religious instinct that even plain morality is tabooed in our pub lic schools. "As the twig is inclined, so the tree will grow." In those ten der years the mind is formed, and lack of moral taching in early years fills many prison cells. There are "many men of many minds" as is proven by the religions of many kinds. May we see the adage proven: "There is a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as you will." I feel that my lack of ability to properly discuss this important sub ject will be excused by the facts of its all in all need in this growing period of youth. Its significance seems to be ignored or lost in the medley of discussion as to religious teaching in the schools. And why? Laws are founded on morality; reli gion makes one just to himself, morally just to his neighbor, the state, the whole, for society can func tion without his beliefs, but is lost if morality is ignored. R. R. (First Published in the Havs Free Press, June 2, 1921.) State of Kansas, Ellis County, ss. In the Probate Court of said County and State. In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph Shepherd, Deceased. Notice of Final Settle orient Creditors and all other persons in terested in the aforesaid estate, are hereby notified that on the 27th day of June, 1921, I shall apply to the Probate Court sitting at the Court House in the City of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, for a full and final settlement of said estate and for an order of the Court finding and ad judging who are the heirs of Joseph Shepherd, Deceased. Ida Shepherd, Administratrix. Attest: J. B. Gross. Probate Judge. o O . o o; o MANY WOMEN USE GLYCERINE MIXTURE Hays women will be surprised at the INSTANT pleasant action of simple glycerine, buckthorn bark, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka. One spoonful relieves ANY CASE gas on stomach or sour stomach. Because Adler-i-ka acts on BOTH upper and lower bowel it often cures constipa tion and prevents appendicitis. One lady reports herself CURED of a bad case of bowel trouble and constipa tion. C. A. HARKNESS, Druggist. STOP THAT ACHE! Don't worry and complain about a bad back. Get rid of that pain and lameness! Use Doan's Kidney Pills. Many Hays people have used them and know how effective they are. Ask your neighbor! Here's a Hays case. Mrs. M. J. Bell says: "Some years ago I suffered from kidney trouble a great deal of the time. This affect ed my back and brought on backache which was constant. When I stooped over to pick up anything, such a sharp pain would catch me through the small of my back that I could hardly straighten up. I had awful dizzy, sick headaches and black specks seem ed to float before my eyes, blurring my sight. Mornings my back was very weak and lame and my kidneys acted too often. Ibegan to use Doan's Kidney Pills, procuring them at King Bros.' Drug Store, and before I had taken two boxes, I was entirely cured." 60c, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. I BUSINESS CARDS I m REA & FLOOD Attorneys-at-Law Office over Citizens State Bank Phone 129 - Hays, Kansas DR. JOSEPH F. DREILING DENTIST J. S. 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We also handle the genuine Canon City, Monarch, Rock Springs, Northern Colorado and other Western Coals as well as W eir City and. Anthracite. ' Call on us for Coal, and let us figure on your Lumber Bills. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION HAYS, - - - KANSAS Member of the Chamber of Commerce Every Time You Eat YOU realize the importance of the quality of your GROCERIES. That is our specialty "QUALITY" It costs us a little more, and we have to meet the same prices of other dealers, but we find from experience that it pays in the long run, because we never lose our custo mers. Its Quality that does it. HAYS. J. B. BASGALL Member of the Chamber of Commerce KANSAS FURNITURE House Furnishings Pathe Talking Machines P. V. GOTTSCHALK Phone 236; Res. 284. First door west of National Bank Good Things to Eat Is what everyone wants, and we can supply your needs in every respect. 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