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Railroad Caruso With a Cyolone in Either Lung. Clyde Hayes, Who Calls the Trains In Chicago's Big Northwestern 8t.a tion, Has a Voice Like a Foghorn. Chicago.-Clyde B. Hayes is the rail. road Caruso. Every day from 3:30 p. m. to 11 he proclaims the departure bf more trains rthan any other station caller. His concert platform is of all steel construction and it is located way up near the splendid ceiling of the new Northwestern railroad sta tion. Thirty thousand people each day lend appreciative ears as he skylarks the suburban schedule on the Milwau kee and Galena divisions, plus enough overland trains to keep Chicago and the Pacific coast bound in close fel lowship. Presidents of the United States, boy orators, world famous evangelists, divinities of grand opera, baseball umpires-none of these ever had the constant opportunities of Train Announcer Hayes to enlighten and electrify a listening multitude. Passing swiftly over the poor boy and burning ambition section of his life, we find Hayes in full charge of a night accommodation train in Nebras ka. Yes, until recently he was a rail road conductor, and was treading the threadbare aisle of a Nebraska ac commodation, occasionally unhooking a brightly nickled lantern from his left elbow and dropping off into the night to wigwag the engineer. One day the division superintendent of the Northwestern line at Omaha summoned young Conductor Hayes in to his grim presence. "Are you aware, Mr. Hayes, that yoh have been 'turned in' a number of D IýI 1 .I Caller Hayes. times lately?" said the superintendent to the conductor after the latter had nervously placed his cap on the edge of the glass topped table. Hayes trembled and his heart sank. To be "turned in," in railroad patois, means to be the object of complaints by passengers. "What have I done, sir?" he mur mured anxiously. "You have disturbed the sleep of a large number of passengers on this line," said the superintendent. "Let ters have come to me from traveling men who ride on your train, and they say that when you announce a station at night your voice not only wakes them, but scares them and knocks them out of a proper frame of mind to do business the next day. Here after, Mr. Hayes, when calling out sta tions I wish you would not try to dis place the window panes or experiment with sound vibrations on the bell rope. But it seems that 'Mr. Hayes is a walking library for volumes and vol umes of stentorian noise. It couldn't be suppressed, and as he had no time to attend a ball game and let out steam on the bleachers, he had to re sume his old habit of standing at one end of a yellow car and closing the door at the opposite end by sheer force of his low register. Also he would cough when impelled by the platform draft, and the stovepipe would col lapse with a jangling noise. For a time the gentle patter of cinders would be stilled and the volatile dents in the water cooler would take up the echoes. At least, that was the descrip tion given by the sleep-eager passen gers who signed a petition which was sent to the big chief at Omaha ere another month had passed. The railroad officials were deeply puzzled by the case of Conductor Hayes, who had proved himself relia ble and efficient in' every other way. Some one suggested putting him on a clay run, where people sleep at their own risk, or at the mercy of the train cutcher. In the meantime the hilarious story of Conductor Hayes and the sleepy drummers found its way to Chicago and Conductor Hayes was ordered to report here. He came wondering and jpromptly he was set to work learn. ing the list of train departures. Then when the new station was opened, like an admiral on the porch of a bat tleship, he stood in his high balcony and began his interminable recita tions in earnest. For a day or so he wrestled with echoes and acoustic snares, but now he has mastered the i problem of resonance in the great sta' tion. Pamous Woman Who Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Was Born One Hundred Years Ago. 8 Litehfield, Cbnn.-The one hun dredth anniversary of the birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe, one of the fa mous children of Dr. Lyman Beecher and author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was cetebrated at her birthplace here. While the author, of many books, Harriet Beecher Stowe is remember* ed chiefly by her great work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." She was forty years . of age when the story began to run as a seriel in the National Era, an t Abolition paper published in Wash n ington. It was translated into every language of Europe, had a sale of over I' 500,000 copies in the first two years after its publication, a fourth of which were in England, and it is still called for in many of the public libraries of the country. As a "best seller" it far surpassed all the work of recent days I and has been exceeded in circulation by the Bible only. At one time more than, a dozen theatrical companies were traveling through the country presenting this drama. HANOVER'S FIRST BUILDING Old Presbyterian Church Which Was the Earliest College Structure Is to Be Remodeled. Hanover, Ind.-The old Presbyterian church at Hanover, which was the first building of Hanover college, will be remodeled. The building was erect ed in what was then South Hanover. in 1828. Hanover college had had its inception in a little log cabin two years before. The first real college classes in the state were held in the building that is to be remodeled. A seminary was also started in the building in 1837. This was remove4 to Chicago later and is now the lagBest seminary of its kind in the west-the McCormick seminary. A tornado took the top story off the building in 1837 and the college was moved to a new structure about a mile east, overlooking the Ohio river, n and the building was made into a h church. Every commencement exer- ci cise since 1830 has been held in this a, church, and a large number who have IN First Building at Hanover. become prominent in affairs have gone out of the building as college grad uates. It is believed here that the first diploma given to any woman from an educational institution of any kind was given here in this building to Margaret Minter of Nantucket, R. I. More than fifty people who have been members of this church have gone in to the foreign mission field, and ten college presidents were once members of the congregation. WOMEN TO CARE FOR TREES Aldermen of Middletown, N. Y., Let Contract to Society Leaders Big Victory for Former. Middletown, N. Y.--The women of Middletown won a great victory the other day when the board of alder men turned over to them the care of the shade trees of the city and the bids of other contractors were thrown aside. Last year the Federation of Women's Clubs took up the matter of saving the shade trees of the city and succeeded in getting the taxpayers to vote $1,200 for that purpose. The al Sermen let the contract and at the tnd of the season tihe women claimed he work had not been done properly. This year the women asked the alder non to award them the contract. JOINS YOGA COLONl Educator's Wife Goes to Follow Strange God. Purdue University Head Divorced Aft or Indian Philosophy Is Said to Have Taken Wife to South Sea Islands. Lafayette, Ind.-lIt is the high priv ilege of all to follow individual tdste in the matter of religious bbliet, but sometimes the result is deplorable in the extreme. Not all can think alike as regards the here and the hereaft er, on this all-important matter of man and his final destiny, but in spite of this diversity of opinion all good men and women will deeply sympathize with a family where the wife and mother has deliberately left her home to follow after a strange god. Such a regrettable instance has just been brought to light through the granting of a divorce to President Winthrop E. Stone, of Purdue university, who is given the custody of a minor child, Henry Stone, on the ground of aban donment. The course of this tragedy which has brought deep sorrow to the Stone family is told in a pathetic story dating back three years, when a class in "Yoga philosophy" was organized in Lafayette. Many women and men in college joined the class, which be came a fad in social circles. It was taught that a complete fulfillment of "Yoga philosophy" involved the sep aration from family, friends and kind. red, Mrs. Stone became a devout fol. lower of this faith and left home. When last heard from in an authentic way she was in Germany, but has been reported since that she has left that country for Kabakon, a South Sea Is. land, to join a colony of followers of the new belief. In the island where Mrs. Stone is supposed to be its mem bers are called sun worshipers. This colony is one of the queerest in the world. It was founded several years ago by August Engiehardt and numbers fewer than 100 persons. They live almost entirely on cocoanuts. The clothing they wear is said to be of the variety and quality affected by the a 9,fWNr7 W .TON!" natives of the South Sea islands who have not come in contact with the civilizing influences of the mission aries. Owing to the trouble with his wife Mr. Stone recently sent his resigna tion to the trustees of Purdue, but they unanimously declined to accept it. He has been a capable head of the university since 1900. It was no emotional, impulsive ac tion that took Mrs. Stone from her family. Her course was deliberate, and she followed it after long reflec tion and, apparently, after having counted the full cost. Most singular is the story of Mrs. Stone's fall under the spell of the mys terious Yoga cult. For years she had been reading theosophy and kindred subjects, and was mildly interested in' them. It was along about this time that Dr. George Moulton organized in Lafayette a class in the Yoga philoso phy. Many women and some men, in West Lafayette, the college town, joined the class, and it became a great fad with certain highly educated peo ple. Moulton taught that the Yoga phil osophy was the religion of the Indian Yogi, or Soothsayers. One of the leading features of this doctrine was that of the "withdrawal," or separation from kindred and friends. It was this feature that at last fastened itself upon Mrs. Stone as subsequent events showed. Meetings of Dr. Moulton's class were held in several homes. Books on the subject were put in the hands of Mrs. Stone and other members of the class, and their interest grew. Radical and revolutionary as were the books of the cult, Dr. Moulton . seemed to go still beyond them, and evolve a Yoga philosophy of his own. But the members of the class were ' warned not to make public any of the s private and secret instructions of how t to send telepathic messages, how to d hypnotize, how to usu the key of Kar ma Yoga, and how to heal the sick. One of the injunctions in this respect was "Do not become a laughing stock F for your friends by telling them what 51 you can do or how you do it." ci June Brides Set Record. h; New York.-June brides were nev- ti wr so numerous in Greater New York at is this year. More than 6,000 11i- I :enses-6,059, to be precise-were Is- at lued in the' month, against 5,728 in w .he same _,'nth last year, which was w he record intil now. sl DICTOGRAPH AS A DETECTIVE Reaently Invented Instrument Plays an Important Part in the Ohio Bribery Trial. Columbus, O.-In the trial of Rodney J. Diegle, sergeant-at-arms of the Ohio state senate, convicted of aiding and abetting the alleged bribing of a state senator, the state relied on a me chanical device, the dictograph, a high ly sensitized telephone, for its strong est evidence. The dictograph transmitter was se created in a detective's room in a ho tel and a court stenographer in anoth sr room, reported the conversation in which it was alleged bribes were of fered and accepted. For the first time in the history of detective work this curious machine was used. A dictograph consists of a series of sensitive metal plates set in a hard rubber cylinder. In its elements it Is a telephone transmitter magnified. Used in a business way it enables a man to sit at his desk in his private olfice alone and talk off his correspond ence without the stenographer being Operating the Dlotograph. :ic present. The rtenographer may be in a the next room or the other side of the at building, but she hears the words as Is. distinctly as though she were at his of elbow and sets them down. re The detectives got some of the sus pected men, separately and together, In a hotel room, a dictograph was st under the sota. A court reporter was al at the other end. Word for word his td nimble fingers recorded every word that was uttered. None but he and 1e the detectives knew. 18 Nothing escaped the transmitter not even the opening or closing of the door-and the stenographer trans aribed everything which the little in strument reported to him. This re port was admitted as evidence by the fudge who presided at the trial. The inventor of the instrument is K. M. Turner. In order to entrap the legislators who were suspected of receiving bribes, Detective Smiley acted as briber on the occasion when the dic tograph was used and he and O. O. Walcott, the stenographer, were prin ilpal witnesses for the prosecution. The defense objected strenuously to Wolcott's evidence being admitted, but the court ruled that it was cor roborative of the direct evidence and was admissible. MARKS MISSOURI SEA LEVELS The United States Geologlcal Survey Has Recently Completed Work In the State. Jefferson City, Mo.-The United Btates geological survey, working in conjunction with the surveyors of the state of Missouri, have been establish ing the levels in this state and plac Ing tablets or "bench marks" in many places. These markers show the height of that point above the sea level. These bench marks are of two forms. One is a circular bronze or aluminum table three and one-half inches in diameter and one-fourth inch thick, having a 3-inch stem which is cemented in a drill hole in solid rock in the wall of some public build ing, bridge abutment or other sub stantial masonry structure or in the solid rock. The second form to be set in the ground where there is no rock or ma sonry, consists of a hollow wrought 1 Iron post four feet long. A bronze or aluminum table is riveted over the top 1 Tablet or Marker. of the post and it is sunk into the a ground so that the top protrudes t about six inches. c The tablets are stamped with the words: "U. S. Geological Survey. a Missouri." The elevation in feet above s: sea level is marked on the tablet and o the words: "Two hundred and fifty tl dollars fine for disturbing this mark." it Old Church as Garage. g Long till, Conn.-The old white d; First Methodist church building, ai steeple and all, for many years used T as a place of worship and the first church built in the town of Trumbull, it has given away to the progress of the c( times and garage. The edifice, which t stands almost in the center of the vil. t lage, has long been a landmark. The gi steeple will be retained, the galleries in will be made into waiting rooms for A women and the pulpit and platform a. at show place for accessories, gl SERVICE FOR MUTES Texas Church Whose Members Are All Deaf. Crying Bables or Late Comers Do Not Disturb This Congregation-Com. municants Are of All Creeds and Followings, Fort Worth, Texas.-Sermons with never a spoken word, congregational singing without an audible note of melody, public prayers in which there is no sound, Sunday school teachers whose lips are inarticulate. All these are incidentals of the Sunday services of a Fort Worth.church. The pastor is not disturbed by cry ing babies, and tthe late comers do not take the trouble to tip-toe, but let their heels fall noisily on the uncar peted floor. The belfry that tops the building is purely ornamental, for no member of this unique congregation could hear any bell invented. No church in the United States is like it. It is the only church in the whole country whose congregation is composed wholly of deaf mutes. The sixty or more deaf mutes living in Fort Worth organized the congrega tion, called the First Evangelical church for the deaf, in 1907. The real founder is the Rev. J. W. Michaels of Louisville, Ky., who is still the pas tor, although he can make only four visits a year to his voiceless flock. The building, a neat and substantial structure, was built solely by deaf mutes. The pulpit was carved by the Sunday school superintendent, G. W. Sheppard, who is a skilled woodwork man. There Is no church debt. None of the members is wealthy, and the con gregation has had a hard struggle. But it has won because the members are very proud of having the only deaf mute church in the United States and are correspondingly loyal. The church is interdenominational. Creeds are sunk in the common in firmity. In the roster of 40 members, a half-dozen denominations are repre sented. The pastor is a Baptist, but -7 Superintendent Sheppard Preaching. if a convert is conscientiously op posed to immension, he does not hesi tate to use the sprinkling or pouring method of baptism. Because of the long lapses between the visits of the pastor, a large part o1 the ministerial duties fall upon the Sunday school superintendent. The service begins when Supt. Shep. pard mounts the rostrum. First is roll call. With the record before him, the superintendent, by signs, calls off the name of each member, and each person present responds in the same fashion. The Apostles' Creed is recited in unison. The uniformity of gestures is not the result of careful drilling, but comes as naturally to the worship pers as speech to the average person. Supt. Sheppard then delivers a short sermon, taking the Sunday school text for the day for his subject. He is known as an "eloquent man" by the members of the silent congregation. His delivery has an earnestness that impresses even those who cannot un derstand his signs. At times he "talks" rapidly, his facile fingers, accompanied by full arm gestures, working with a speed that taxes the attention of his audi ence. Again, for the sake of greater emphasis, the words come.slowly, lin geringly, from his finger tips, and one may well imagine that he is an adept in his silent art of oratory. The eyes of the members never wander from the speaker, since, through their eyes alone, can they re ceive his message. At the close of the superintendent's address the congregation "sings" in signs. Most commonly the hymn is oh. familiar to all the members, as the singing would be hindered by hold ing bookes. Next, the Sunday school classes take their places. The lesson goes forward as in the ordinary Sun-I day school, except that the questions and answers arc in the sign language. The service clo.ses with a benedictiou. Often nmili- .rs fronl other churches in the cit., penach to the deaf mute Coiagrcgt. in,,. A young woman, who married a .Iate, and so acqaired a thoroug :Icknwledge of the sig., lan guage, 'm1 -wI; directly behind the visit ing speakor a ad acts as interpreter. As fast as tIh words are spoken, they i are tansmlrt d to the det.f congre gation by signs. HOW TO BECOME INVISIBLE Ancient Recipe Tells the Method, but It Will Be Found Rather Complicated. A. E. Haite, a compiler of liter" ary curiosities, has been collect. ancient witcbh craft, charms, spells and mag ical cures from all kinds of rare old books and pe pers. These are being published under the title of "Book of Ceremonial Magic," and re veal amazing credulity on the part of some of our forefathers and foremoth ers, who took more stock in witch craft than we are supposed to do in this enlightened age. For instance, here is a recipe for making yourself invisible. Jus imagine how valuable the gift of in vdslbility would be today if this recipe was any good and could be made use of. "Begin this operation on a Wednes day before the sun rises, being fur* nished with seven black beans. Take next the head of a dead man; place one of the beans in his mouth, two in his eyes and two in his ears. Then make upon the head the character of the figure which here follows (omit ted.) This done, inter the head with the face toward Heaven, and every day before sunrise, for the space of nine days, water it with excellent brandy. "On the eighth day you will find the cited spirit, who will say unto you: 'What doest thou?' You shall reply, 'I am watering my plant.' He will then say, 'Give me that bottle; I will water it myself.' You will an swer by refusing, and he will again ask you; but you will persist in de clining, until he shall stretch forth his hand and show you the same fig mre which you have traced upon the head suspended from the tips of his fingers. 'In this case you may be assured that it is really the spirit of the head, because another might take you un awares, which would bring you evil, and, further, your operation would be unfruitful. When you have given him your phial he will water the head and depart. On the morrow, which is the ninth day, you shall return and shall find your beans ripe. Take them, place one in your mouth, an then look at yourself in a glass. If you cannot see yourself it is good. Do the same with the rest, or they may be tested in the mouth of a child." LOCATING THE BONE "LUZ* Osaicle From Which Body Is Recoie structed, According to the Ancient Hebrew Writers. Much scholarship and anatomical knowledge has been employed from time to time in ef forts to identify the bone Luz, said by ancient He brew writers to be the nucleus frorm which the body in reconstructed at the resurrection There are many mary 'A.s stories of the indestructibility ;.. Lus, and the bone has been located by rival claim ants to the honor of discovering it in various parts of the human skeleton. "The most careful searching in the last published and amplest treatise on osteology will not result in the dis I covery of the bone called Luz," says fa writer in the Lancet. "It will be necessary to go to the Frankfort edi tion of the 'Theatrum Anatomicum' of Caspar Baubinus (1621) for a descrip. tion: "It is stated by Hebrew writers to be a bone which cannot be de. stroyed by fire, water or any other element, nor be broken or bruised by any force. Its site is in the spine from the eighteenth vertebra to the femur. "'We read that the Emperor Had.. rian once asked Rabbi Joshua, the son of Channi, how God would resur rect man in the world to come. He made answer: "From the bone Luz in the spinal column." When Had rian asked him how he came by this knowledge and how he could prove it, the Rabbi Joshua produced the bone so that the emperor could see it. When placed in water it could not be softened: it was not destroyed by fire, nor could it be ground by any weight; when placed on an anvil and struck with a hammer the anvil was broken in sunder, but the bone re mained intact.' Hieronymus Magius represents that, according to the Talmudists, the real bone is near the base of the skull, whether it be in the base itself or in the spine. Vesallus writes that this ossicle is described by the Arabs as resembling a chick pea in size and shape, and Cornelius Agrippa describes it as magnitudine ciceris mundati (the size of a shelled pea). Different anatomists have held it variously to be the sacrum, the coccyx, the twelfth dorsal vertebra, one of the \.ormian bones in the skull, and one of the sesamolds of the great too." Prompt Restitution. Timid Y'oung Thing-W-\hat would you do if a man stole a kiss from you? Experienced Flirt--Make him give it back. At an Afternocn Tea. "That fellow Is evidintly a poet." "I've sen him at a g'ntil many teas but I neLvr he:ard Iihon recite any poetry." "Maybe not; but look it him eat,'