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The Washburn leader. [volume] (Washburn, McLean County, N.D.) 1890-1986, January 26, 1912, Image 6

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Ever get up on a cold
morning' and find the
fire in your stove or
furnace all dead?
You will never have
that trouble if you use
bank yourgfire with
each night. It is the
coal that gives out the
steady heat necessary
to keep the house com
f9rtable during the
winter months.
Wr (.
the price? Well,
it is so small compared
with the price of hard
coal that it is astound
ing. You can buy your
winter's| supply for
the same price that
.V **,
have to pay
#ibugh Jiard coal
Telephone COAL LINE 525
U-V 1
Rotating. Couple Given Stage Setting
—•Screen Keep* Changing JColor
of Hidden •''Llghtai'i^if#^
Dance mqsjo, suggests motion, and
even small-sized music boxes have
had theircharm Increased by the ad-
couple of figures which
ditlon of
A Novel Music Box.
would rotate to the tune which the
box was playing, says the Popular
Electricity. Now a builder of larger
music boxes has gone still further
i)y giving the rotating couple not only
a stage setting, but a changeable
lighting effect also. The figures ap
pear to .dance in a niche with mir
rored sides, thereby giving the im
pression that there are several eou
ples, and are brightly lighted by a
pair of incandescent lamps placed on
opposite sides of the megaphone. The
lamps are hidden from the observers*.
view and a slowly rotating color.,
screen keeps changing the color of
the light. ji
tSmall, Object Hardly Perceptible May
Be' Magnified by Arrangement
I .- -w
Glasses, t.-.-.i-i
A good way to remove a cinder from
tlie eye is shown in the. accompany
ing illustration. is a mirror, is a
small reading glass, and A and
the two eyes. is the eye in which
(he cinder is supposed to be and by
holding the reading glass as shown
and looking in the hand mirror the
eye is magnified, alBO the object in
Cinder Is Magnified.
the eye. The cinder may then be
easily removed with a clean rag or a
30ft wooden, sharp-pointed stick. The
Idea is.rather odd, and at the same
time effective, as a very small cinder
hardly perceptible will often cause
intense pain. w.
Mad Dogs Are Unknown.
It Is singular that mad1 dogs and
other animals suffering from rabies
Sre unknown in, the Rocky mountaia
region and on .the Pacific coast, The
Medical Jorirnal retatirts that in 1908
there were ill deaths from thUsj
cause in the United States and S34!
infected localities, the disease'pre-'
vailing in the District' of Coiumbft
and in thirty-eight, states ard. ter^i
tories. ...V
'/hi -Mirror for Motorcyclists/'
them are disappearing en
tirply.Soiae attri^, thjte action
the boring of. tuhnels&awwilMiiw qC
'iMArfige In England
and 1M for women, In the (period 190jl
Iq 1905, the average was 26 9 to 25.4
'«A C^MfornJan ha« Invented Ipaehin-'
ckr and'
peHaj^a^' artlcieir" Aipe -'to
ped short 4»latai«c«»i^i\
Monarehsof Great Britain and Rue
sla Find They Must Modify f,®

Th*1!".Wim. 8188
divorce"' cases, &s reapondehts or as
corespondents, would be regarded
with disfavor In the highest quarters.
Queen Victoria neVer visited her
displeasures on the men Implicated In
divorce cases, save In the solitary in
stance of Sir Charles ^Dilke. Indeed
several of her most famous and most
trusted ministers, tfuch itei-.-f. for in.
stance, Lord Melbourne, Lord Palmer
ston and the n(\w octogenarian Lord
Llandaff, were mixed up in all sorts
of dlforce cases, 'without verfdrfeit
ing either their office or her good
will. ,-\--
Both King George and Queen
Mary, however, folind that it- wan
quite impossible to put their avowed
Intentions into practice. «Theys qoiuld
pot exclude divorced women from,
their cpurt -unless,.they barred there
from the king's cwn first cousins,
Grand Duchess Cyril of Rulssla andi
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Hol
stein, as well as & host of other royal
and imperial foreign personagi
more or less closely related to the
by ties of blood.
In Russia divorce -was condemned!
formerly both by the tourt and by sor
ciety. Moreover, it was extremely
difficult to accomplish, being granted
only on the grounds 'which would
suffice to secure a decree of nullity
from English and American tribunals^
or else for infidelity. But in the lat-j
ter case the legal conditions were ex-i
acting and the cost of a suit so ex
pensive that demands for the dissolu
tion of marriage ties were few and)
far between.
Now, however, the situation haa
entirely changed. Divorces have be^
come frequent in Russian society, and'
despite the objections of the em
peror and of his Hessian born but
English bred. consort, the court has
had to op6n its doors. Thus the wife
of General Soukhomlinov, the min
ister of war, one of the most popular
figures at the court of St. Petersburg
and in the great world on the banks
of the Neva, was first married to M.
de Butewitch, with whom her union
Was legally and ecclesiastically. sev
ered in 1909.
CountesB Witte, wife of the former
premier who represented Russia at
the peace conference at Portsmouth,
N. H., in 1905, and who is still a
minister of state, is also a divorcee
and is received at court. Moreover,
there are a number of divorces in the
imperial family itself, something
wholly unknown until the present
Nile and Lake Once Connected.
Geologists are not confined to the
testimony of fossils in ascertaining
the changes that have taken place on
the earth's surface sometimes living
animals are equally good aB evidenced
In the center of the vast and almost
unexplored part of Africa Bquth of the
Sahara lies Lake Chad, which just
now is the goal of many scientific ex
peditions. In several parts of this lakej
there have been found specimens of a
fresh water shrimp of a variety found
nowhere else except in the Nile. Seeds
may be carried by birds for long disr
tances, but the eggs of this shrimp
are too fragile for this. The conclu-i
sion is that there must at somp time,
jnot too far away as geologists reckon,,
ihave been a junction between ,La¥*
Chad and tl^^Nile vor at least thaft'it^l
•two must hayd bfeen I close eno^h so
that in time ific^d! t^lie jwatefsi i^bir
Igled. Now theVvare1 sep^rfato by inaiiy
iliundreds of miles, of desert. This haq
jbeen imperfectly explored, but it la
'known that for a thousand miles or
'more to the east of (he lake there ex
tends a series of depression^, ,tha.t
jmiplit easily be the bed of an ancient
jiirm of the lake. This region is arn^t
j.'Iat, and the lake ^veri hasJa
jhybit of shrinking for miles fronMts
!banks during tlie diry sfeasonl aPbs
jsibly engineers of tlie future may(
:open tHe 'old course] 'i rj-' 'h'U
§My:^ 1 L.
\, cpnvex .mirror has been desifiied
for motorcyclists, who by attaching.it
to one wrist by tc rubber band ean lift
the hand and see what is, coming be
Questioner Floored.
One of the members bf .the achoo^
jeommittee undertook to sharpen -tipf
!the wits of the boys by propaundt^S
!the following question:
I "If 1 had a mince pie
'and should
iglve two-twelfths to John, 'two^welft^B
ftp Isaac, two-twelftha to Hairy,:
[Should keep half the pie for Myself,
what- would there b^ left?"
There was a profound stud^r aittbnc
the boys, but flnallyj one 'Ifufl held! up!
his hand as a signal 'that 'he','
ready to .answer.
Quetyi Mary,cm jier hlisband'fe fe*
cession to the throne causedeft to'be
known that she intended to revive
the ivlep and ^regulation? of. Queen
Victoria. She e^^wept^a-B|e| ituf1
saysthe Metropolitan, and in
ther, ......
timated thjifc nlen ^ncefned .ln^ .and^the de-
jHw'AwikW ^fea f_ nlitltM ftajf JthnfeAiA tllA
"Well, sir, what
left? Speak up lou
hear," said the 001
w"The plate," ifboiited.
Tini committee
the face, while tin
roared ^Qud.:"|||i|p|^p
Hls «peilaity^:
1 like a very sensitive horse fop
hunting.M r.
Why do you prefer a (lensitiye
,r -1
^BeoauM$ he
It,is always wls«s
"hever to take
world-weary women ln* Forbes Robertr.
son's boardinghouse think they must
known himiwell down in Devon-:
shire in those innocent days before
ceitfuiness of riches had- choked the
word of nobility and truth? Why dp!
we all start, when be looks at us, as
If those eyes were piercing to the low
est depths of the soul? The only•
answer is that'we do not know. Th*«
more we find out about most branch
of human learnihg, the,'more plain
ly we understand the insurmountable
and despairing nature of our ignore,
ance, says the Indianapolis Star. The
mysteries that we solve only lead us,
to.deeper mysteries farther on. This:
Is nowhere more true than in psychol
ogy, the more: fruitful fleld of hu
man thought in the last few years.:
Wy are moved upon by influences.
seen and ..unseen,, that we cannot con
trol or eten" explain. Things-are go-j
Ing on in -the convolutions of every
brain as wonderful and inscrutable as!
the .affinities, of the molecules, the:
exhaustless energy of radium, or the:
flights of our. solar system through:
space a million miles a day toward
some unknown goal.
Increasing frequiency of deaths by]
poison compels- the conclusion that it:
would be better for the community if
deadly drugs were less easily ob-i
talned. Nearly every, day's news car-:
rles its story of murder or suicide by
poison. In many cases the crimes are*
made possible by the sale of drugs
that under, no circumstances -should
be sold indiscriminately. Evidence In
these cases almost Invariably shows
that the criminals purchased the
death potion with the same ease and
lack of restriction that would attend
the sale of a bar of soap, says the'
Chicago Journal. More rigid regula
tion of the .sale of deadly poison^
might not put a stop to these crimes,
but it certainty would make them
more difficult. At the least legis
latures would do well to prohibit the
sale of sudden death in the shape of
cyanide of potassium, and other
similar drugs, except to physicians and
those who-are known to have a legiti
mate use for them. .'
.Sir Alfred Mosely, the English edu
cator, saya he is astonished at th^
number of American school children
who are flat-footed. The malforma
tion affects. the, spine, .throwing the
body Into Incorrect, postures. Walk
ing is an exercise necessary to de
velop .and preserve the high-archedj
foot. Sir Alfred thinks American^
should walk more'than they do.
A disgusted poet is authority for
the charge that, if a Milton were liv
ing in Chicago today
Recently complied government sta
tistlcs giving the number of swine li
the, country .are [apparently defective
They fall tb: tal^e into account thosi
thst,] walk,Hover half a dozen womei
in jpting oiit betWeen acts.|!
A deiiukte" litjtle woman, sevent]
^e^^^di'|^i?.v^t'iB(n!'- '-Jiov oxen, IM'
Why should one man's face aroose
•11 tiie revulsion In our being and an-j 'v
other's seem to lift us up out of ouir
sordid selves Into th«5- upper regional
o^ our, better inature?: Why
balf. tqxts. of ptli^
exfjertmenti' il
ineed{no]t bej surprised If they'an
with proposals of matrimonii
fft economical tunji
Aithctugb! the oyst«r has been freei
ef tbj^ 'ty^iqld ltjdicunent there sm
to be' dpdbti In some circles as tr
whetbe It .prefers to be chewed
^wallowed whole.
Ortlsg, the) state of ^1.111^,
t|i M|i|.|asi':^(lip^lil-tp-Bpston iPr
Other cities shoot 1
ahow.prtip«ip{ rsejiBtment.
bralna and
ls aulck to
the safe!
sS.:"i. •.
would be a
mute. Inglorious one. Magazine ed
itors, this poet clairis, look on poet*
as Bpaoe fillers and not as soul-thrill*
era, which, perhaps, may be ascribed
to the baneful, influence of a pork
packing center on real poetry.
A Bible has been sold for $29.
Were this a fixed valuation only
lion aires might read the Book
•Bojpks—and It tsi ^OT be jfeared they
•woulda't—but a^i it Is. (ihere is no
hoiiie 40 potfr'bu'ti npai-'dwb
this price
1 taU
clergyman declares tltf
you see a muff coming dov
Klne times
l:hehtttl it.
the stireet
enough to hold the show.
Cflina" is ap aafe placp foir'H5
'i« 1 1
pigs, 30,001
and four and une
girls who as ai
on seven cents

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