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Possibility That Waters of the Rhone
Will Give Up Sarcophagi Long
in Their Keeping.
An ancient story of the greed of
kings has been resurrected by an
erudite member of the Institute de
France, Mr. Adrien Blanchet. The
fact is there is some prospective work
on hand for the utilization of the
Rhone water power. Thus do ancient
history and modern enterprise come
tp hobnob in the revue des etudes
anciennes. The story tells- how the
France, Charles. IX, coming
one day to Aries, saw the Roman sar
cophagi and wished them his. He did
not covet long, for the next act In this
kingly episode was the shipping of
the most perfect of Rome's monuments
pn route for the capital city. This may
have furnished a later king of France,
namely, Louis XIV, with the precedent
for the removal of the statue of Mes
eallna from Bordeaux not that that
monarch ever needed either precedent
or encouragement for his actions. The
sarcophagi started on their Journey. It
was in the year 1565. They bad unfor
tunately not gone beyond the famous
Pont-Salnt-Esprit, before the boats
sank beneath so unusual and weighty
fl load. Now, the congress for the de
velopment of water power, which sat
In February this year, discussed among
other schemes the transformation of
the Pont-Salnt-Esprit. The question is
—and it will be admitted to be an ab
sorbing one—during the excavations in
the bed of the Rhone will those sarco
fehagl, lost nearly four centuies ago, be
Senator's Suggestion, Meant as 8ar
.casm, Probably Was Wish Clostst
to Adventurer's Mfart
MaJ. Cushman A Rice of Minne
sota, the original "Soldier of Fortune,"
dropped in to see Senator Knute Nel
son the other day, on his way back
from war. This last war made about
the fortieth Rice has been In, so the
veteran Minnesota senator thought
lUce had had enough.
"Cushman," the senator said, "why
don't you quit roaming around, go
home and run for office? Your male
relatives have been governors, sena
tors, etc., and there is no reason why
you should not serve your ptate."
Rice did not eeem greatly impressed,
so Nelson became somewhat warmer
jfn hisremarks.
a "If you're bound to fight, why- not
tjpt k^£ Into Bussia,. among the reds,
and get some real action?" Nelson
ijr Whereupon Rice leaped into the air.
It t"Say, senator," he shouted, "If you'll
the It up so I can get over there, there
isn't anything I wouldn't do for you."
That's the curse of the wandering
foot, as the poets would remark.—
Didn't Know Ty.
Hiram Johnson, Itep^Hean Senator
£rom California, is one of the hottest
'baseball fans in the couritr.v, Jim Phe
lan, Democratic senator, knows noth
ing aboufc the game. Here is proof of
,the latter statement.
The other day Walter Johnson, pre
mier pitcher of the American league,
and Ty Cobb, the greatest ball player
In all history, perhaps, paid the sen
ate a visit. After they had been intro
duced all around and been the subject
of a great deal of hero worship, l'he
lan went over to Eddie Halsey of the
senate staff, and asked:
"Who is this Ty Cobb, anyhow?"
.'i Halsey almost passed away, but he
managed to tell Phelnn that "Cobb is
a fellow who plays ball for a living."
Meantime Johnson was enjoying
hugely the visit of the two ball play
*1- Next Morning.
My brother told me this. Marie is
Mb lady friend, Mrs. Hemming, the
.mother of his chum. He said:
"You know Mnrle has one of these
fright-red sweaters. I took her to a
jdance In the park one night and she
.wore It. Some of the fuzz from the
jirweater rubbed oil! on .fay coat sleeve.
Next morning I was In a rush to catch
my train and forgot to* brush It off.
Mrs. Hemming and Dud were on the
train and we all sat together. While
I was talking Mrs. Hemming leaned
over and began to pick this lint off
my sleeve. Well, that was an em
barrassing moment.—Chicago Tribune.
The Engineer's Eyes.
»j The importaf"~ of the eyesight test
to understood in a general way, but
ftw people realize the tax laid on the
eyesight of an engine driver during
along run. It takes years for a driv
er to learn thoroughly all the signals
.on a complicated system, and he must
,t)e able to pick out his own at a
(glance in the maze of a great junc
tion. On the Northwestern railway
•lone more than 17,000 signals are lit
every night, and a driver working from
London to Crewe and back Is con
trolled by nearly 600 signals.—London
'L Aunty Would Help.
Bill Bush of L.A.A.C. was showing
an elderly lady the virtues of the car
he sells. He made many turns and at
the proper times extended his arm as
a turning signal.
The old lady watched the proceeding
for some time. Then she craned her
neck and looked at the sky.
"Mister," she said sternly, tapping
Bill on the shoulder, "you just tend
to your driving. It don't look like
fain no how, but If it should^ I'll let
know."—!/)» Angeles ^injes.
Methodist Episcopal Church
Owing to the condition of the coun
try in the matter of the shortage of
fuel, It has been deemed best and wise
to not use the church building for the
regular services as the church is anx
ious to do its utmost to assist in this
time of need. Therefore the pastor and
his wife gladly open their home to as
many of the services as practicable. The
class meeting at 10 o'clock, followed by
the morning worship at 10:30. Seats will
be arranged to seat as many as poBsible.
Come, as it seems that in this time of
peril we should not forget God.
The intermediate department of the
Sunday school will meet at 12 o'clock at
the parsonage. E. W. Pierce's bible
class will meet at the 12 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. N. Haworth on East Wal
nut street. The C. L. Voss class will
meet at 12 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
Wm. Strahan on East Walnut, The
Junior Philathea will meet at tho par
sonage at 3 o'clock. The Baracas and
Senior Philatheas will meet at the home
of Fran1/ Woolston at 4 o'clock. Please
bring biDles. Dr. Stoufter's class will
meet at his home at 12 o'clock. The
Epworth League will meet at the par
sonage at 6:30. The young people are
all Invited. Prayer meeting on Thurs
day evening at 7:30 at the parsonage.
All the meetings of the societies as per
their calenders.
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Presbyterian Church Notes
You are cordially invited to worship
With us Sunday morning at 10:30 and
remain for the study of the Book in
the Sabbath school at 11:45. There will
be no Christian Endeavor meetings nor
evening services.
The spacious home of W. A. McHen
ry was thrown open Tuesday evening
to entertain the choir'and some of their
friends as a formal reception \gi\iep in
honor of Prof, and Mrs. C. E. Humph
rey. Following a sumptous four Course
supper a generous supply of silverware
was presented to Mrs. C. E. Humphrey,
organist, by the choir, as an expression
of their appreciation for the faithful
and efficient services rendered. In an
informal way many songs were sung
and just before the lights went out
thirty-six happy people bade goodnight
to Mr. and Mrs. Sears McHenry, whose
hospitality made such a delightful eve
ning possible.
Baptist Church Notes
The revival meetings began Tuesday
evening with a good attendance for the
first night. Dr. Stucker gave a stirring
address to christians, that they enter
heartily into this campaign, putting all
other interests secondary. Singer Fos
ter Jones has a splendid voice and leads
the chorus choir just fine.
Wo believe that we have solved the
At Christmas Time
Make your gifts personal ones.
Photographs will solve a lot of
Christmas problems for you.
As gifts they are always appre
23 Days Until Christmas
—Make your Christmas gift one of elegance*
consequence, value and year-round usefulness.
Tableware, time pieces or treasures are here
now in magnificent display.
—They are the things that count in the estima
tion of the recipient. Besides their almost im
perishable value they offer really worth-while
beauty and distinction whether for personal or
namentation or as embellishment for the home.
—What we show you here is absolutely depend
able in quality, value, style and good taste.
—Remember we handle the famous Ecjjson
talking machine—the best in the market. We
shall be pleased to demonstrate this wonderful
machine at any time.
problem of lighting and heating to the
satisfaction of all concerned.
Meetings will continue all the week
"•except Saturday evening, beginning at
7:30. Meetings for prayer and bible
study at 3 o'clock Wednesday and Fri
day. Children's meetings every after
noon after school. All are invited to all
of these services.
Sunday services: Preaching at 10:30.
Sunday school at 11:45. Jwior and
Senior B. Y. P. U. at 0:30, and preach
ing at 7:30.
The regular meeting of the Woman's
Mission circle is postponed indefinitely
on account of the revival meetings.
The name "tenderloin" was origi
nally applied in New York city to the
nineteenth police precinct. The credit
of naming It Is attributed to Capt. Al
exander Williams, who was placed in
command of the precinct September
30, 1876. When he took charge he
was asked how he liked the change.
"Great," was the response. "I've
come from a rump district (an east
side district) to the tenderloin," and
tenderloin it has remained ever since.
The newspapers of other cities soon
followed the example of the New York
journals in so designating similar dis
tricts of their own cities.
The Jazz Spirit.
Waverly—Gerty Giddigad Is crazy
over Jazz music.
"Yes. I learned that when I took
her on a sight-seeing trip through the
biggest boiler shop in town the other
"I don't get the connection."
'"As soon as we entered the door
and Gerty heard the terrific din she
grabbed my arm and said, 'Gee. Jet's
tango.'"—Yomigstown., Telegram.
Ferguson Studio
Rcdueed His Conceit.
He was eaten up with a mistaken
consciousness of his owi\ importance,
and when he was making his speech In
the Muddlecombe mock parliament lie
noted that one of the local newspaper
men appeared to be sketching him.
When the house adjourned he button
holed the artist.
"I believe—aw—you were—aw—
sketching me isn't that so?" he In
"That is so," replied the artist.
"Well—aw—would you tell ine what
newspaper you—aw—represent?"
"I represent no newspaper," an
swered the artist. "I design comic
postcards."—London Tlt-Blts.
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Harmony ih Home
Music Hath Charms
Kings have their court musicians their gala
nights at the opera. The peasants have their
crude instruments and their folk dances. The
old find solace in the lulling strains of music
and the little ones manifest their love for music
with an old comb and apiece of tissue paper.
Even the birds make life more joyful with
their gladsome tones and trills.
in Britain" flower festivals are com
paratively a modern institution. Rose
day, June 25, dates no further back
than the summer of 1912, anil Primrose
day only from the death of Disraeli,
Lord Beaconsfleld, In 1881. In other
places, however, floral fetes have been
held regularly for centuries. Malta, for
example, holds a floral festival every
summer in memory of the expulsion of
the Turks by the Knights Hospitnllers,
In 15G5. While It lasts all work is sus
pended, and the streets of Valetta are
filled with flower-bedecked crowds,
who pelt one another with blossoms
until the whole city Is carpeted with
for Christmas
We have a superior line of Mocasins and Slippers for
the Christmas shopper.
Cell Early and Make^Selcctions
while the line is large. The styles are so pretty and the
priccs so inviting that ihefi stock will not last long.
We have a full line^f OVERSHOES AND ARCTICS.
...» New McCarthy Building
No longer is the finer music, the talents of the most costly artists, confined
to the wealthy at from $3.00 tp $20.00 per seat. No longer is it nccessary for
you to go to the great metropolitan centers to hear Caruso, Farrar, Lauder
Bayes, Jolson, Elman, Gluck, Garden, Melba and the great entertainers of
the day. They come right into your homes if you get one of these fine talk
ing machines.
Everyone loves music and good entertainment, W'r/ vrouldn't cnc of
these beautiful talking machines be a capital prase::! for your
|||&ome? On easy payments if you desire.
best machine in the world, is sold by
John Fastje & Son
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Webs of Spun Quartz.
Recently artificial spiders' webs hav*
been made from threads of spun
quartz. They are wonderfully fine,
with much the same appearance as
strands of real cobweb and actually
catch flies fairly well when the fibers
have been stroked with a straw pre
viously dipped in castor oil. The oil
takes the place of the gluten In an
ordinary spider's web, giving to the
counterfeit the requisite thickness. It
has even been found possible to at
tract a spider to such a web by a
tuning fork vibrating near the latter,
thus suggesting the buzz of a trap
ped fly.—philadelphla Ledger.


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