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ONE CENT A WORD
RATES—One cent a word n day; no
nd. tnken for Iprn (linn centn for
flrat Insertion. Caalt mua( accompany
every order.
$50,000 Per Month
to loan by
The Alabama Home
to build homes and to repay mort
gages. The limit of cost Is lower
than in any other company. Apply
VV. V. M. ROBERTSON,
General Manager. 2009 First Av«
rJ'HE Age-Hepald will print |
a II advertisements of 8
"Situations Wante i"
FREE OF COST
V you want a position, as'<
for it in this column. Every
| body will read your want and
if you be worthy you will
, find employment
wan; lu.
WANTED—Customers Tor showcases, iron
safes and Carrara paint. Alabama Oro
eery company. 1-1-tf
WANTED—To buy automobile, in first
class condition. Address Box 870, Bir
mingham, Ala. 9
WANTED—Five or 0-room, furnished cot
tage, with electric lights, bath and san
itary closet; state location and rental.
Address G. H., care Age-Herald. 9-18-7t
SITUATIONS WANTED.
WANTED-Only men with clean records
furnished by the Young Men s Christian I
association employment department. I
fr-15-tf j
WANTED-Position by experienced male i
stenographer; railroad experience, as
well as other lines; come well recom
mended. Address Worker, care Age
Herald. 9-23-2t
■■ --1, ^ITT___J- J_
HELP WANTED—MALE.
COOK wanted In small family of three;
no children. Call at 2027 Fifth ave.
HELP WANTED—MALE.
WANTED—Mon to learn barber trade;
few weeks completes; little expense; big
money to graduates; tools given, po
sitions waiting; write for free catalogue.
Moler Barber College, New Orleans, La.
_9-22-61
WANTED—For U. 8. army; Able-bodied
unmarried men, between ages of 21 and
85; citizens of United States of good
character and temperate habits, who can
speak, read and write English. Apply
to recruiting officer, 7Va N. 20th St.,
Birmingham, Ala. 7-1-ly
IF YOU CAN fill a high grad<®business
or technical position, we have oppor
tunities you ought to consider; write
for booklet. Hapgoods, 633 Williamson
Bldg.. Cleveland, Ohio, and 726 Park
Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa. _
WANTED—Sign painter witli .ieipor. Her
mitage, 17t'h street, near 1st avenue.
_ 9-22-at
WANTED—Good reliable men to represent
and sell to dealers the products of the
German Stock Food Co. of Minneapolis,
Minn., the oldest and best stock food
company doing business. We pay a very
liberal commission and furnish a com
plete sample outfit to responsible par
ties. 9-17-14t
WANTED-Commissary man to attend to
small commissary and keep the hooks;
state price and answer in own hand
writing. Address Box 1, Centersville,
Tenn. 9-9-20t
WANTED—To pay liberal commission to j
traveling men carrying side line of flav. |
oring extracts, syrups, etc. Write South- !
ern Extract & Supply Co., Ch'attanooga, ,
Tenn. - _ 8-19-26t |
WANTED—Unemployed men with clean
records should register with the Young '
Men’s Christian Association employment !
department. Office hours, 9 to 10 and 12
to 2. 9-15-tf I
WANTED—Men to take names for Bir
mingham City Directory. Address in
own handwriting. R. L. Polk & Co.,
P. O. Box 611, City.9-23-2t
BOARDERS WANTED.
FRONT^ROO^r*^vFurboardTl22 16th street.
north, corner 6th avenue. ' 7-1-tf
fcOOM with board. 2209 6th avenue.
9-14-30t
AFTER October 1. excellent table board
and rooms can be secured at 2112 5th
avo. House will be remodeled and every
thing first class. For information, phone
2194 Peoples. 9-23-14t
PRIVATE family will-take a couple or
two gentlemen to room, with board;
large front room, furnace heat and
bath, 2122 Ave. 1. Bell phone 19<kS.
“‘ROOMS AND BOARD WANTED.
GENTLEMAN wTTnts first-class furnished
room; private family preferred. L. B.
care Age-Herald.
^WANTED— Unfurnished room in private
family; prefer one reasonably close in.
References exchanged. Address Room,
care Age-Herald. 9-23-2t
WANTED—Board In private family for
couple; state prices. Address K, care
Age-Herald. 9-23-3t
HELP WANTED—FEMALE.
WANTED—First-class young lady book
keeper; must be accurate anil rapid. Ad
dress Bookkeeper, care Age-Herald.
9-23-3t
” FOR RENT.
^^OH^HENT^Nice office on second floor
and entire third floor. 214-216 North
Twentieth street. Apply to Louis V.
Clark & Co. 8-31-tf
FOR RENT—My residence on the corner
of 20th street and Ave. G; one of the
finest locations in the city; $65 per
month. C. H. Ryed, 706 S. 20th street.
9-18-tf
FOR RENT-Store house, No. 1927 Avenue
A; 6-room cottage, 2323 Avenue I. Sill- i
ney Hart. Peoples phone 13S5. 9-23-71 ;
FOj* SALE.
X^VERY^attmctive frame and stucco, 2
Btory. 6-room, new residence, Ensley
Highlands, on South Ensley car line;
storm shea ted; double-floored; hot and
cold water; porcelain hath; plumbing
and furnace pipes; $3500; easy terms.
Jemison R. E. & Ins. Co. 9-14-tf
FOR SALE—Vacant lots. West End, three
blocks from car line price, $300; $10 down
and $10 per month. Apply to owner, 1204
3d ave., West End. 9-23-2t
FOR SALE—100 white Leghorn pullets for
$75 on easy terms. P, care Age-Herald.
9-23-5t 1
ROOMS FOR RENT.
FOR RENT—Front room. 2030 6th avenue.
8-26-su-mo-wed-tf i
WILL rent furnished room to a couple or
a gentleman; modern conveniences;
location. South Highlands, half block of
Loop car. Peoples phone 2307. 9-19-7t
FOR RENT—Nicely furnished down stairs
room, with every convenience for two
gentlemen. 509 22nd st., north. 9-23-2t
THREE furnished rooms for men; modern [
conveniences. References required.
Luclen C. Brown, 2112 7th avenue. 9-23-2t
BUSINESS CHANCES.
PARTY with several lines of business
wishes partner with $1000 to take charge
of on« branch. Address P, care Age-Her
ald. 3-23-it
ONE CENT A WORD.
HATES—One cent n word a dayj no
*«d. taken for lean than 25 wnt» for
flrat Innertlon. Cnah muat uoomnpauy
every order.
LAND TITLES.
TITLE INSURANCE
Jefferson. Shelby and St. Clair Couny.
Title Business Exclusively.
Birmingham Title and
Guarantee Company,
225 Twenty-Brat Street.
J. K. BROCKMAN, General Manager.
(Organized July 1900.
SOUTHERN AUDIT CO.
Expert accounting in all its branches.
Periodical examinations made. New
systems Installed.
210 First Nat. Bank. Bell phone 630.
PERSONAL.
palmist will locate October 1. 4602 1st
ave.. East Lake car line. If you are in
trouble, sickness, separations, lawsuits,
absent friends Interest you; If you need
honest, good, sound advice, write or call
on me; give names, dates and facts.
9-23-31
MONEY TO LEND.
REAL estate loans, 30, GO, 90 days and 12
months. City Loan and Banking Ca,
106 North 21st street, Bell phone 240.
4-14-tf
IONEY LOANED SALARIED PEOPLE
and others without security; cheapest
rates, easiest payments; offices in sixty
principal cities; save yourself money by
getting our terms first. D. H. Tolman,
room 14, Watts bldg. 2006 Third ave.
8-1-ly
llUNEV LOANED SALARIED PEOPLE
without security; easy payments. Union
Discount Co. 51* Woodward Rldqr 10-6-tf
MISCELLANEOUS.
ANT^'pouT'Slrl needing rnenasnip .nelp,
advice, etc., will find ready and willing
assistance by applying to the matron of
6olvatlon Army Rescue Home, 33rd »L
and Ave. E. Birmingham. Ala 6-14-tf
AUCTION! Auction! Tuesday, September
25, 10 a. m., at 1709 Btli avenue. All kinds
of household goods, iron beds, dressers,
washstands, range, chairs, lace cur
tains. Sale rain or shine. 9-23-2t
EASTERN Cherokees, notice. Department
of the Interior, Office of Indian Af
fairs, Washington, D. C., August 20,
1906—Notice is hereby given that the
Secretary of the Interior has been di
rected by the court of claims in the de
crees of May 18, 1905. and May 28, 1906,
In the case of the Eastern Cherokees
and others, against the United States,
to ascertain the individual eastern Cher
okee Indians entitled to share In the
fund awarded by the court of claims In
said decrees, for which appropriation
was made by the act of Congress of
June 30, 1906. The decree of the court
of claims of May 28, 1906, provides that
said fund described in item two of
the decree of May 18, 1905, shall be dis
tributed to the Eastern Cherokees, as
individuals, whether east or west of the
Mississippi river, parties to the treaties
of 1835-36 and 1846, exclusive of the ol 0
settlers, and that In the preparation o.
the rolls of all persons entitled to share
In said fund, the rolls of 1851 upon which
the per capita payment to the Eastern
Cherokees was made shall be accepted
as the basis, and the fund shifll be
distributed to the Individuals named in
said rolls of 1851, or to their legal rep
resentatives. Therefore, all persons now
living, who were enrolled for the per
capita payment In 1851 as Eastern Cher
okees, either east or west, and all the
legal representatives of persons so en
rolled, who have died, should make ap
plication to the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, Washington, D. C„ to be en
rolled for participation tn the fund aris
ing from the decrees of the court of
elnims above referred to. Applications
for minors and persons of uhsound mind
should be executed by their guardians or
persons having t'heir care and custody.
All applications must be made upon the
blank forms prescribed which may he
obtained by applying to the Commission
er of Indian Affairs or to the Superin
tendent of Indian Schools, Cherokee,
N. C., or to the United States Indian
Agent, Union Agency, Muskogee, I. T.
Applications not on the prescribed forms
will not be considered. All applications
must be tiled by January 31, 1907. F. E.
Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
8-20-to-9-3-mon-fri-12t
REAL ESTATE.
FOR SALE.
|775—Lot, corner on 12th avenue, north,
between 14th and 15th streets; terms
extra easy, •
Corner, 16th street and 11th avenue, north;
11X1x138,
Lots near Powderly $100 to $150; terms,
$5 cash, balance $5 per month with in
terest.
$1000 to loan on Improved city property
for three years.
L. G. PETTYJOHN.
Phones 463 and 1101. 182614 35 Avs
FOR RENT.
Wo have several stores on the corner of
Avenue "B" and 21st street that we will
rent cheap. This place Is thoroughly
modern and up-to-date In every re
spect; the streets have recently been
paved with bithulithle pavement and the
locality Is surely a comer. See them
before you rent. »
W. G. OLIVER 4 CO.,
2025 Third- Avenue. Both Phones 16S2.
FOR RENT
Office Building, 1923 First Ave.
$4,">.00 per month—One new brick house, 6
rooms with bath, modern in every way,
18th st., between 10th and lltli avenues,
south,.
$2'» per month each—Four stores, 18th st.,
between Aves. A and B.
Citizens Savings Bank, Real
Estate and Rental Department.
FOR RENT.
(J-room cottage; best part North High
lands; modern and in good order.
4-room cottage on 19th street, north; mod
ern.
4-roora cottage, Woodlawn; center loca
tion; large lot.
4-rooms and hall; bath, etc.; North High
lands; low rent.
Barge room in rear of building on 20th
street, suitable for shop.
GEORGE BILBE.
Bell phone 24. 223 21st Street.
FOR SALE.
Without Cash Payments
Now 6-roora houses, paved walks,
street improvements, water, electric
lights. Near car line, school, churches
good neigh boor.
$25.00 Per Month.
B. F. POOLE & CO.
Bell Phone 98. North Birmingham.
FOR RENT—CITY.
1625 S. 11th ave., 6 rooms, modern, $35.
1807 Ave. B, 7 rooms, modern, $35.
1912.15th ave.. n., 6 rooms and hath, $17.50.
1916 15th ave., N., 6 rooms and bath, $17.30,
WOODLAWN, ALA.
233 North 50th St.. -1 rooms, $11.50.
237 North 50th St., \ rooms. $11.5u.
117 South 63rd street, 5 rooms, $15.
119 Sooth 63rd street. 5 rooms, $15.
North Haven. 5 rooms. $12.
Smlthfleld. 6 rooms, $15.
A. R. DEARBORN,
1921 First Ave. Both Phones 1102.
ONE CENT A WORD
RATES—One rent a word a day; no
nd. taken for lenm than 2ft cents for
Urnt insertion. Cash must accompany
every order.
FOR RENT
RESIDENCES—NORTHSIDE.
Oxford ave. and Jasper st., N. Haven, 6
rooms, $25.
1221 13th street, 9 rooms, modern, $37.50.
1205 13th street, 7 rooms, $35.
1205 11th avenue, 7 rooms $30.
1308% 1st avenue. 5 rooms per side. $25.
Fountain avenue and 12th street, 7
I rooms, $31.50.
RESIDENCES—SOUTHSIDE.
12th street and Woodland ave., 3 houses;
10 rooms each, $50.
2217 14th avenue, S rooms and hall, $50.
1031 13th avenue. 10 rooms; modern, $35.
2109 Ave. E, 9 ropms, $35.
I 1011 Ave. I, 5 rooms, $35.
Alley A and 20th street. S. E. corner; 20
rooms ea^h, $5 per month, $75.
| 1718 Ave. J., 7 rooms, $37.50.
1801 Ave. C, 9 rooms, $35.
SUBURBAN—FOR RENT.
6304 3rd ave., Woodlawn, 6 rooms; new, $18.
1006 McMillan ave., West End, 5 rooms;
new, $15.
5406 1st ave., Woodlawn, T rooms, mod- |
ern conveniences, $25.
COLORED.
1420 14th alley, south, 4 rooms.
BUSINESS-FOR RENT.
Offices, 109% N. 20th street, en suite, $20.
Second floor, 1921 3rd ave.; 25x140. $125.
1710-12 4th ave.; 50x140, 2 stones. $150.
2104 1st ave.; 25x140, 4 stories, $225.
2017 Morris ave.; 35x80, 3 stories, $175.
114 S. 22d street; 22x100, 1 story, $40.
2008 4th ave.; 25x75, 1 story, $75.
1308 1st ave.; 25x85, one story $40.
1923 1st ave.; 80x100, 2 stories, $.300.
2519 26th -ave., N. Birmingham; 20x70, 1
story, $12.
1310 1st ave.; 25x85, 1 story# $40.
,2202 Morris ave.; 2®x82, 8 stories, $77.50.
2126 2nd ave.; 25x50, 2 stories, $75.
24th street and 1st ave.; 50x140, 1 story, $85.
1720 2nd ave.; 25x140, 3 stories, $175.
110 S. 18th street ; 25x60, 1 story, $25.
2010 4th ave.; 25x75; cement floor, $75.
JEMISON REAL ESTATE AND IN
SURANCE COMPANY,
2024 Third Avenue.
FOR SALE
$2850—Half cash, balance easy; 6 rooms
and bath; on car line at Woodlawn,
$1750 Cash—5 rooms and hall, city water;
lot 50x190; on car line at East Hoke.
$2000—Terms; 5-room cottage; 100x200; on
corner at East Hake.
$1700—$600 cash, balance easy. 5-room cot
tage, 72nd and Sloss avenue, East Hake.
$1150 Cash—5-room cottage; lot 50x150; cor
ner on 75th street, East Hake.
226 North 22nd street.
Call for Robinson at
Chas. Sumner’s
226 N. 22d St.
Peoples 269. Bell 933.
FOR SALE
$4500—Buys modern, 2-story home; 4 bed
rooms upstairs; near 11th avenue and
14th street, south.
$6000—Modern, furnace-heated home; 4 j
bedrooms upstairs; nice lot; near 11th
, avenue, south.
I $5750—New, 8-room. 2-story, modern home;
furnace, speaking tubes, electric lights; I
on Northside; at a bargain.
$5000—A very attractive cottage; on North
24th street; on easy terms.
$4500—Nice, modern cottage; 6 rooms; on
ISt'h avenue, south; beautiful view; large
lot.
$8250—Beautiful lot on Highland avenue.
Whatley ® Brown.
Phene 3165. 208 21st St.
WANTED
Location for a first class shoe store In
Birmingham either on Twentieth street
between First and Third avenues or on
Second or Third' avenue between Nine
teenth and Twentieth streets. Will buy
unexplred lease and take location at once
or any time between now and April 1.
Lease must be for 3 years or more. Can
give best of bank references. Address
SHOE STORE.
I*. O. Box 251. Memphis, Tenn.
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When Going to Texas and the West,
'vrite C. H. Morgan, traveling passen
ger agent. Birmingham. Ala., for full
lnformataion as to rates, schedules,
eta
E. P. TURNER. T. P. A.. Dallas, Tex.
Try the Gawk for half-tone and line
Illustrations. Age-Herald Building.
__LEGAL NOTICES. __
Notice to Contractors.
Notice is hereby given that the com
mlsslnoers’ court of Walker county, Ala
bama. will receive until 1 o'clock p. m.
on the 27tii day of September. 1906, seal
ed proposals for the furnishing of ma
terials and performing the labor required
In the repairing, erection, extension and
completion of the court house at Jasper,
Ala., according to the plans and speci
fications prepared by Walter Chamber
lain & Co., architects of Birmingham,
Ala., said plans and specifications not
having been formally adopted are subject
to change, modification or rejection at
any time before approval of bid.
All bids are to be delivered, sealed to
the probate judge of said county, on or
before the time above named.
A certified check or draft for two (2)
per cent of the total amount of the bid,
payable to the probate Judge of said coun
ty, must accompany each bid, such check
to be forfeited to tile county should the
contract be awarded to the bidder, and
he fall within thirty days after being
notified to execute a contract for the
faithful performance of his bid, and fur
nish to the county a surety bond equal
to the amount of such bid.
The plans and specifications above
named are on hie open to public inspec
tion, at the office of the probate judge
at Jasper, ,Ala., and in the office of
said architects at Birmingham. Ala.
Bidders shall set forth In their pro
posal blank the number of buildings of
this character and fireproof erected by
them, the cost of each of such buildings,
and the different locations as well as such
other information as will establish their
experience In detail with this class of
construction, their diversity of experience
and qualifications to cope in a satisfac
tory manner with the conditions that
will arise to Insure prompt and proper
management.
It Is suggested that each.bidder should
visit the town of Jasper. Ala., personally
Investigate the local conditions, and make
an accurate survey and examination of
tho present old building that Is to be re
paired and extended.
The commissioners’ court reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
JAMES W. SHEPHERD.
Judge of Probate.
August 24, 1906. 9-l»-9t
Crossties Wanted.
The Birmingham Terminal company
will receive proposals until October 1,
for 9500 hewn post oak. white oak or long
leaf yellow pine cross ties, 7x9x8 6-inch,
f. o. b. Birmingham, Ala., or point of
shipment. Usual specifications: Inspection
to be made at shipping point.
Also for sixty sets of sawed long leaf
yellow pine 7x10 switch ties. Same condi
tions as above.
Address all communications to the Bir
mingham Terminal company, Walter H.
Harrison, chief engineer, Birmingham.
Ala., and mark “Proposal for cross and
switch ties.” 9-19-71
Notice of Sale.
In re. T. V. Boardman & Co., Bankrupts.
Under and by authority of an order
iRStted In the above styled cause by the
Hon. A. C. Berch, referee. I will, on
Thursday, September 27, 1906, In front of
the United States court house door, In
Birmingham, at 12 o'clock m., sell to tha
highest bidder for cash all the notes,
lease-sale, contracts and book accounts
due said firm. A list of said notes and
accounts can he seen on application to
the undersigned. Said sale will be made
subject to the approval of the court.
B. A. THOMPSOM, Trustee.
9-21-5t. _
Stockholders' Meeting.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Tennessee Coal. Iron and Railroad com
pany will be held at the principal office
of tlie company at Tracy City, state of
Tennessee, on the 16th day of October,
1906, at 12 o’clock, noon ,to vote upon a
resolution to increase the capital stock of
the company to fifty million dollars by the
issuance of new common stock, to au
thorize the disposition of the new stock,
to direct the legal steps to amend the
charter of the company accordingly, and
to take such further action as may be
proper in the premises.
September 20, 1906.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS. L. HOOVER,
9-24-2t-ino. Secretary.
—-USE
Southern Express Co.’s
MONEY ORDERS
for all your small remittances, by mail rt
otherwise.
Sold on all points in the United States,
Canada and on Havana, Cuba.
CHEAP AND CONVENIENT.
NO APPLICATION REQUIRED.
A receipt is given and money will be
refunded if order is lose.
Sold at all agencies of the Southern Ex
press Company at all reasonable hours.
RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS l
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“ 105.00 35
“ 110.00.38
“ 120.00..40
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Ail uliipinents of merchandise packages,
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Special attention Is given to
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Attractive ads. are Illustrated. Let
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Age-Herald Building. "S
LABOR SCARCITY
CAUSES TROUBLE
NEGROES ARE DESERTING PLAN
TATIONS FOR RAILROAD CON
STRUCTION-COTTON PICKERS
ARE GROWING SCARCE.
New Orleans, September 23.—R^P'•• v
losses threatened to the cotton crop by
reason of negroes leaving the plantations
In large numbers to engage in other
branches of labor have been received by
New Orleans cotton dealers. Several cot
ton factors today reported the receipt of
appeals from planters asking for aid in
securing from 60 to 100 laborers each to
assist in the approaching cotton har
vest.
The loss of negroes from the planta- 1
tions is attributed principally to induce- j
ments offered them in railroad construc
tion, which is at present on a boom in the
Mississippi delta country, and also to t'he
opening of new lumber camps. Southern
Louisiana and Mississippi are the regions
from which the complaints come.
TRIBUTE TO GORKY.
A Plea for a Genius Who Is Not Un
derstood.
From Harper's Weekly.
Gorky has run the whole gamut of
agonies. The descendant of men famed
for cruelty and for miserliness, one grand
father was degraded from the ranks of
the army of Nicholas I. for wanton bru
tality to his soldiers, a quality which he
afterwards exercised without restraint
upon his family and his servants, while
the maternal grandfather who brought
him up was known In his neighborhood
as a bigot, a skinflint, and a hypocrite.
Gorky's father died when he was four
years old, and his mother handed him
over to his grandfather, and never again
troubled herself about him. At the age
of four he fell victim to cholera, a dis
ease of which Ills father, catching it
from him, died; at seven he had small
pox; and at nine, still ignorant and il
literate, he was put out to earn h1s own
living behind the counter of a book store.
Despite his further pitiful pushing from
pillar to post, working In tile shop of an
Icon-painter, as scullery boy for a cook
on board a river steamer, working in an
underground cracknel bakery, where the
light of day never pierced the Cimmerian
gloom of the stifling hole in which he
labored from early morning till ten at
night, his strange, unquenchable genius
yet flowered. The cook on the steamer
taught him to read, and with this ad
vantage he raised himself to the level
where he Is easily recognized as one of
the most poetic and forceful writers of l
Russia.
Naturally enough the virtues he glorifies
are not of the kind to be understood in
the pleasantest and most conventional
country of civilization. It would be dlf- |
flcult for any one In our 1«d of free
public education, organized charities, so- |
defies for the prevention of cruelties to
children arj to animals, to fathom the
sufferings of a man who. with the awful
capacity of genius to feel In himself and
for others, had been, even as a little
child, so initiated Into the miseries and j
the vices and the degradations of life.
Doubtless if his hooks were well known I
here they would win him little popularity.
The intensity, the vehemence, the insls- |
tence upon reality, candor, the unabashed I
holding up of the mirror to life as he has
seen It. the heart-rending pictures he '
paints of the breaking of the Individual
on the social wheel, the quenching of
the great, primal, personal virtues in
the smelting fire of a social system, are
too rude, too rough, too alien, to be un
derstood.
Few men can utter the whole truth. And
the primal virtues of courage, force, can
dor. love, must be reborn, divested of
egoism before they appear sublime—not
suicide in despair, but the glad abnega
tion of life for others; not alternate
spasms of hatred and raptures of love,
but the still waters of brotherly affec
tion—are the conquering and universal
forms. Those who offer us the highest
Ideals are the greatest prophets, but
those who unmask hypocrisy and petti
ness and selfishness serve life, too. And
this great genius, misunderstood, one day
received with acclaim and the next rele
gated to obscurity and oblivion, must at
least have the consolation of knowing that
when his little detractors lie in that utter
oblivion which best crowns the average
man, his name will be honored for all
that he has suffered, all he has attempted
all he has overcome.
Highest Known Temperature.
Prof. Robert K. Duncan, In Harper’s for
October.
Sir Andrew Noble has reached the high
est point of temperature in terrestrial
thermometry. He has accomplished this
by exploding cordite dn closed vessels with
a resulting pressure of fifty tons to the I
square inch, and a temperature of no less
than 6200 degrees, centigrade. Sir Wil- :
Ham Crookes saw that one incidental re- '
suit of this experiment should have been
the formation of diamond—that Is, if his
calculation were correct. On working over
the residues of the explosion-chamber he
has recently extracted from them small
crystals that seem to be veritable dia
monds. We sec, then, that if men can
not control the conditions that make for
large diamonds, they, at least, under
stand them. It is, in all likelihood, a
matter of a comparatively short time
when the diamond will have been con
quered as absolutely as the ruby. With
this Anal temperature of 5200 degrees,
centigrade, we have reached the limit of
man’s present attainment. On looking
back, we see that every step in tempera
ture he has so far taken has led him
Just so far along the path to universal
conquest—the absolute conquest which he
Is destined ultimately to make. Rut In
this phase of temperature alone he still
has far to go. We have had evidence
from many sources that even in the sun.
which is by no means the hottest of the
heavenly bodies, and which, yet possesses
temperatures that transcend anything we
know on earth, the very' elements of mat
ter lie there disintegrated into simpler
forms. Such temperatures are the dis
tant Alpine heights ever and ever so far
higher than the slight ascent to which we
have so tediously arrved.
Up to Him.
From Harper’s Weekly.
It Is said that Chairman Sherman of
the republican campaign committee was
recently approached by a somewhat un
important Ohio politician, who, though
formerly a republican, has of late years
voted the state democratic tickets.
It appeared from the man’s conversa
tion that he had seen the error of his
way, and was now once more prepared
to vote and work for the party which
he had left. At the same time he hinted
he would like a job at campaign head
quarters.
“I'm sorroy,’’ Mr. Sherman is reported
to have replied, “that I shall have to dis
appoint you. Glad to see you back; but
In these days the wise prodigal brings
along his own calf.”
Lightning Cures Rheumatism.
From the Kansas City Journal.
Captain Dolly of Fort Leavenworth has
been struck by lightning three times. He
received his first shock twenty years ago.
At that time one of his knees ‘had been
crooked by rheumatism and one finger
was so badly out of shape that he had
planned to have it amputated. After the
stroke his joints limbered ud and got well.
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FISHES WEATHERWISE.
Foretell Storms and Frosty Weather,
Says Old Fisherman.
From the New York Sun.
“In their way,” said the old fisherman,
“fishes are good weather prophets.
“If a storm is approaching the fish
stop biting and they won’t bite again until
the storm is well over. They appear to
know when a storm is coming and when
it has really passed.
“And to fishermen, and farmers living
along shore, fish fortell the near approach
of cold weather. Hours before it comes
fishes leave the shallow waters in shore
and seek deeper water, which • in its
depths will stay warm and keep an
equable temperature after the shallower
and surface waters have turned cold.
“Oh, yes, fishes know a thing or two
about the wreather.”
Shakespeanean Melodrama.
From Harper's Weekly.
(Solton Maynard, an instructor in Eng
lish at the Cheshire academy, Cheshire,
Con®., has been in the habit for some
time of asking the boys In his Shakes
peare class to give appropriate titles for
the scenes in different plays. The other
day, after reading "The Merchant of
Venice,” he asked one of the boys to
suggest a good title for the scene where
Jessica steals away from her father's
house with Lorenzo. The boy showed his
familiarity with melodrama, if not with
Shakespeare, by answering quickly, "No
mother to guide her.”
Unusual.
From the Houston Post.
"What are you looking so happy
about?”
"My parishoners gave me a donation
party last night.”
"Well, that’s a funny thing to look
pleased over.”
"But, man, it almost paid expenses.”
Knew His Man.
From the Philadelphia Press.
“I think I’ll let you make me a sack
suit of this cloth.” said Poorman.
“Very well,” replied the tailor; “I can
make you that suit for $28 or $75.”
“What’s the idea in the two prices?”
“Cash or credit.”
*
Natural for Them.
From the Houston Post.
“Those young fellows act like a bunch
of fools,”
“They consider that thby have a right
to act that way.”
“I’d like to know what right?”
“They belong to t*he smart set.”
Hasty Conclusion.
From the Chicago Tribune.
Tommy paused a moment in the work
of demolition. ,
“This is angel cake, all right,” he said.
“How do you know?” asked Johnny.
“I’ve found a feather in it.”
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FINE BUNCH
Of Snake Stories Ends Reptile Season
In Pennsylvania.
T&m&qua (Penn.) Cor. Philadelphia North
American.
Even the advent of cold weather can't
stop the vivid Imagination of the snake
story liar, who has been unusually indus
trious around here this year.
A local paper that has during the sum
mer made a specialty of snake stories,
gathering them from all parts of the re
gion, contributes the following “late-edi
tion’’ tales to its symposium. These
stories, It is said, have the merit of abso
lute truthfulness, none of the men quoted
being in the class of cheerful, but harm
less, prevaricators mentioned above.
“Engineer Edmund L. Boyd of the East
ern Pennsylvania Street Railway says
that while running lines for the extension
of the line from Tamaqua to Mlddleport
his men noticed a number of men search
ing around in the woods near Tuscarora.
When they were asked what they were
looking for they said a snake.
“One of their number, In answer to Mr.
Boyd, said: ‘Partner, the snake we are
looking for is twenty feet long. Now,
I'm not handing you a lemon; that's the
straight truth. I and two other men
saw it yesterday. It came through the
woods making a noise like a cow. Saw
it plainly. It colled along leisurely, and
went down to the pond below the town.
“ ‘There were a number of ducks there,
and it swallowed about three of them,
and then entered the woods again. One
month ago there wore 100 ducks on that
pond: now there are less than a dozen.' "
Jack McCarthy, the old newspaper man,
who is now living retired on a farm near
Weatherly, tells the press that he saw
Mrs. Wilson Hess kill a fourteen-foot rat
tlesnake at the foot of Butler mountain.
The reptile had Just swallowed four
chickens belonging to Mrs. Hess, and
w'hen it was cut open they were found
to be alive.
W. Penn Kemble, editor of the Mount
Carmel Item, tells the following story:
“Placing his hand In a hole Just outside
the workings of the Richard colliery to
hide hs mining lamp, Fred Reddinger of
South Locust street was horrified to feel
something clammy pressed against his
hand, and then to feel sharp pains, as
though his hand were being punctured
with red-hot needles.
“Drawing out his hand, he found that
a snake had sunk its fangs into the flesh.
He tried to Jerk away, but the reptile
held fast, and in terror he started to run
toward the colliery with eight feet of
snake trailing in his wake. In despera
tion. he finally stopped and crushed the
snnke's head with a stone. Then he
sucked the poison fr,om the wound. The
snake had a small head, and wras of an
unknown .species.’*
After the Riots.
From the Chicago News.
Gunner—Yes, I went all through New
York and got a souvenir from each place,1
Guyer—Did you get a souvenir from Co«
ney Island?
Gunner—You bet.
Guyer—What was It?
Gunner—"Why, a black ejr*.

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