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Our Curious Brain.
A wonderful piece of self analysis, worthy of St. Augustine, which oc curs in one of John Donne's funeral sermons gives j>oiguunt expression to what must doubtless have been a com mon condition of so sensitive a brain: "I throw myself down in my cham ber. aud I call in and invite God and his angels together, nnd when they ■are there I neglect God and his angels for the noise of a fly. for the rattling •of a coach, for the whining of a dog. 1 talk on In the same posture of pray er. eyes lifted up, kuees bowed down, as though I prayed to God. and if God should usk me when I last thought of God in that prayer I cannot tell. Sometimes I find that I forgot what 1 was about but when I began to for get it 1 cannot tell. A memory of yesterday's pleasures, a fear of to morrow's dangers, a straw under my knee, a noise in mine ear. a chimera ID my brain, troubles me in my prayer." It Is this brain turned Inward upon itself and darting out on every side in purely random excursions that was re-ponsible, I cannot doubt, for all tbe contradictions of a career in which the Inner logic is not at first apparent Review. Hospital Efficiency. A highly developed efficiency system In saving time and trouble for the staff Is used In a London hospital. Indica tors bearing the names of the officials, bouse doctors and some of the staff doctors are located in many rooms and hallways, and these indicators show at all times whether or not any one of the officials Is in tbe hospital an.l available for consultation. When each doctor comes into the building a but ton is pressed that makes it known on all the indicators that he has ar rived; and when he goes out the lndi cators are made to record that fact The Indicators also show tbe word "engaged." which means that the of flclal or doctor is not to be disturbed —a push on a button In the official's room accomplishing this. Thus, in any part of the hospital, at any time, each doctor knows and each nurse knows when the various officials and doctors may be asked to give attention to any matter.—Saturday Evening I'ost. Gods of Machinery. The ceremony of propitiating the gods which nre supposed to reside in the printing machinery Is annually performed by the Hindu members of the Times of Malaya printing staff. The usually prosaic machine and com posing rooms are turned into weird caverns of mystery, dimly lit by can dles and oil lamps, and odorous with the heavy sceut of incense nnd per fumes. Every machine is garlanded, and has placed before It an offering of "makan." Rice and bananas and cakes are the portion of each machine acording in its size and importance; even the "stone" comes in for a share of the gifts. At the appointed time braziers, containing smoking camphor and cocoanut oil. are carried round and held before each machine, while the power engine, whose god presumably Is regarded as a particularly aggres •ive personage. Is "smoked" for a spe dally long period.— I Times of Malaya. Von Moltke and His Snuff. During the Prussian advance in the Franco-Prussian war Von Moltke con tlnualiy took pinches of snuff. When he was toid that MacMahon was marching northward be exclaimed. "He Is surely mad!" and forthwith nearly emptied his snuffbox as hi- ro tired to his tent to organize the plans that culminated in the tremendous con flict of Sedan. At the end of the war Von Moltke received a bill from the military stores with this item: "For one pound of snuff supplied to General Von Moltke, 1 thaler." The great sol dier paid it without a murmur. Accounting For Patrick Henry. It Is related that Chief Justice Sal mon P. Chase on stopping at the birth place of Patrick Henry in Virginia ex claimed: "What an atmosphere! What a view! What glorious mountains! No wonder Patrick Henry grew hereT "Whereupon an honest native dryly re marked that the atmosphere, the view and the mountains had been there fot ages, but that only one Patrick Henry had been produced j Quite a Difference. 1 When a woman winds a towel around her bead and calls for a bucket of water it means the beginning of a big day, but when a man winds a towel around bis head and calls for water it means the end of a big night —Atlanta Constitution. f Comparisons. "I like athletics for giris. Too ought to see how my daughter can run up a rope." "And you ought to see how mine can run up a bill."—Baltimore American. Woman's Advantage. It's easy for a woman to clean up. She can rub a little powder ou her nose and cheeks, but a man has to take off his collar and necktie and wash.—De troit Free Press. Ths Cutup. "There goes the village cutup." "Is he a joker or a surgeon?"— Balt imore American. Being Right. You can't be sure you're right sim ply because you believe you are.—Al bany Journal. Porcupine Quills. The spines both of the hedgehog and the porcupine are nothing more than excessively enlarged hairs, and on the bodies of these animals every grada tion between hairs aud spines can be found. Photo by American cress Association. wu. 4 w %w. "Does Miss Yeller sing for money?" asked the old fogy. "1 don't know," replied tbe grouch. "The only time I ever heard her she seemed to be singing for spite."—Cin cinnati Enquirer. STRAW FORTS AS PROTECTION © 1914, by American Press Association. French soldiers have discovered that straw is safer thau earthworks, as It hides them better from tbe enemy. A Phil May Anecdote. One winter night an old hawker en tered the bar of the Old Bell tavern. Fleet street, and offered tbe customers sets of three -tuds for a penny. Fliil May said to liini: "You are just tbe man 1 want!" He took only one stud and gave the hawker a five shilling piece. The bar maid said to Phil May: "I believe, Phil, you would give your coat to the first beggar who asked for it!" "Well, miss," replied the artist, "there would be no harm In that. St. Martin gave his coat to a beggar, and he was a better man than Phil May. I am only a wicked sinner!"— London Tatler. GERMANS FORDING A STREAM j*"* ' -* • " i " • • , . •N-w-: 1 " "''* IDLENESS. Idleness breeds rust and courts evil. An unhappy life is an idle one. Those who are happiest are the most earnest workers. It is folly to say that we can find no labor. Life itself is a stupendous task. It is cowardly, however, to shirk labor by feigning not to see it. Each mortal, if he does his duty, will have a busy life. Proof Positiva. "Is Professor Doderswell really so nearsighted?" "Fearfully. Why, I saw him at the zoo the other day looking at the ele phant through a magnifying glass."— New York Post. A Summer of Haze. Europe and Asia were covered by fog during the summer of I<S3. Says Gilbert White (letter 109): "The sum mer of the year 1753 was an amazing and a portentous one, * * * for, be sides the alarming meteors and tre mendous thunderstorms. • • • the peculiar haze or smoky fog that pre vailed for many weeks In this island (England) and In every part of Europe and even beyond its limits was a most extraordinary appearance. The heat was intense. Calabria and part of the isle of Sicily were torn and convulsed with earthquakes." Cow per also re fers to this phenomenon in speaking of "nature, with a dim and sickly eye." BELGIAN SOLDIERS IN CAMP Small Harold—Papa, won't you please give me 5 cents? Papa—Not now. Run a! >ng. I'm very busy. Small Harold Jholdlng his bauds joined to gether)— Well. papa, drop a ulekel In tho slot and see me go - Exchange. "Does your wife alwn\ -< follow your advice?" "If she does she never over takes it."—Boston Transcript. Champagne is a product of France. It was invented or discovered there 250 years ago. His Gift. "They say he gets $25 for his speech es!" "Yep. He's pecuniarily gifted."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. For real Sabbatarianism we must go back a little. There was Hannah More, for instance, who refused to dine out on the Sabbath and retired to her own room on the very hint of music on that day. And more. Ex pressions like "christening" a ship, the "salvation" of a country or the "ascen sion" of a balloon were quite against her idea of the fitness of the use of words which had been exalted by their religious associations.—Loudon Chron icle. The Thumb. The thumb is very powerful. It is stronger than all the fingers put to gether. Dark Eyes. Only twelve men in a hundred have dark eyes as compared with twenty women in a hundred. Our Language. "Hello. Kitty! Anything going on here now?" "Yes—a lot of things com ing off this week."—Boston Transcript Not Worth a Rush. The expression "Not worth a rush" Is as a popular saying the predeces sor of the now more common simile "Not worth a straw." In precarpet days it was the custom to strew the floors of dwelling houses. When guests of rank were entertained fresh rushes were spread for them, but folk of low er degree had to be content with rush es that had already been used, while | stili humbler persons had none, as not even being "worth a rush."—London . Standard. i BRIDLE THY TONGUE. Let me no wroni or idle word Umidoking say. Set thou a seal upon my lips Through all today. —Samuel Wilberforce. He Got It. Has Her Own -7ay. Champagne. Hannah More's Strictness. HE PATRIOT Wind &• ij tiie Sun Wind does not H wavy ir<> down with the sun. nut M.Y u..>\\ lO.H ti git to low after sunset it wind starts to fill up a low pressure area iefore sun set it is ivibie to keep pouring in until it is filled and equilibrium restored If wind stops exactly at instant of sun set one may rest assured that the area of barometrical depression is filled, if wind blows from sea to land by day it may stop at sunset and reverse direc tion. If it does the cause is that at sunrise the sun's radiant energy heats the land more than it does the water. The land warms the air. increases its rarity, and it rises, producing a lower pressure area, and cooler air from over the ocean rushes in to fill it. After sunset land cools in less time than the water, and the direction of Bow is re versed. But tins may not always oc cur. Local causes, as fog. saturation of air, electrical conditions and others may prevent.—New York Journal. Sometimes Happens So. The family had gone off for their holiday in a taxi. Twenty minutes later the taxi snorted buck up tbe road. "Forgotten the tickets?" cried a neighbor. "No." said t lie irate householder, "but my wife's just remembered that she's left a kettle boiling on the gas stove." He dived into the house and came back tbe next moment with a ghastly calm on his face. "All right now?" said the neighbor cheerily. "Right! I'd forgotten that I'd turn ed the gas off at the meter, and now we've two hours and a half to wait for the next train."—Glasgow Dispatch. Quit* Suffi^r.nt. It was on a long railway journey, and for six hours he had sat opposite a /solitary traveling couipaniou, aud not a word had been spoken, "Excuse me," was his opening, "but are you au Englishman?" "Yes,** rapped out the stranger. "Oil, then I beg your pardon." And after that the long journey was completed in silence.—London Answers. Irreverent Youth. Her Father—Young man, young man, would you take my daughter from me? Y"ou don't know a father's feelings at such a time! 1 must suppress them. Her Lover—Oh, that's all right. If yoti want to give three cheers, go ahead.— Topeka Journal. Dentist (telling story)—l tell yon, when I got to that point of danger I lost my nerve. Patient—Well, you've got mine, haven't you? Baltimore American. Great Combination. "She lias a very keen perception." "l'es, and a sharp tongue."—Buffalo Express. Flight of the Housefly. Dr. Hindle of London finds that housefiiec tend to travel either against or across the wind. This direction may be directly determined by the ac tion of the wind, or indirectly, owing to the flies being attracted by odors borne by the wind. Fine weather and warmth favor dispersal, and flies travel further in the open country than in towns—probably because the houses offer food and shelter. In thickly housed localities the usual maximum flight is about a quarter of a mile, but in one case a single fly was recovered at a distance of 770 yards—partly over open fenlaied. When set free in the afternoon flies do not scatter so well as in the morning. Liberated flies of ten mount almost vertically to a height of forty-five feet or more. Switzerland's President. There is one highly civilized country In which not one person in four could give their ruler's name. That country is Switzerland. One reason why the president is almost unknown either by name or by sight is that he is not a public figure at aIL He has no privi leges as president and no official uni form—not even of the army. Switzer land has a fresh president evSry year. He has no personal authority as presi dent and is practically only the speak er of Switzerland's unassuming little parliament It is recorded that at a meeting of Swiss business men no one could recall the name of the president The waiter was asked. He happened to know, because the president was his uncle.— Philadelphia Times. r.jmponsat'on. EANKUIU o^mNlbALi. A Belgian Kongo Savage Tribe That Cannot Ce Subdued. Tbe cannibal Baukutus of Belgian Kongo make a practice of. removing the upper incisors. Their dress con sists of a plaited skirt, which does not quite meet on the right thigh But the women of the south wear a hide girdle with a deep fringe of palm fiber string Among this tribe the slaves are com pellcd to wear a sjecial dress, which is. in fact, the ordinary costume of the Akela, to which tribe most of them belong. The Banket us are great canni bals as far as the male members of the tribe are concerned, and the vic tims are always staves. In fact, all slaves are ultimately eaten, since it is believed that if a slave were buried his ghost would kill his master Their chief weapon is tbe bow. poison being used on the arrows. Shields arc now obsolete. One of their most inter esting points is their use of a conven tional throwing knife as currency. The Bankutus are almost the only tribe of this region who have been successful In resisting the advance of the white man. This fact is due to their skill (n forest warfare. The way leading to their village is defended by poisoned spikes hidden by leaves They us bows and arrows set like traps in tin form of primitive spring guns and are quite ready If a white man is expected to bait such traps with a live baby being sure that the European will l>e unable to resist the temptation to pick up an apparently abandoned child. The poison they use is absolutely deadly. THE CHANGING TIDES. Causes That Contribute So the Rise and Fall of the Ocea<n. Many people regard the rise and fall of the ocean as a profound and baffling mystery. The mystery really is not very bard to understand. As we all know, the surface of the ocean rises and falls twice in every lunar day, this rise np pearing along a coast to be a horizon tal motion—always ebbing or flowing. Now, the lunar day consists of about twenty-five hours. Thus, of course, the "time" of the tides varies each day. The tides, moreover, do not always rise to the same height Every fortnight with the new and full moon, they rise very much higher than at other times. These high tides are called "spring" tides, the alternating low tides being termed "neap," When the moon is nearest to the earth the rise dnd fall of the ocean are markedly increased. Thus the spring tides are greatest at the equinoxes—i. e.. at the end of March and the end of September. Yep, you say, but what has the moos to do with it at all? Surely it is the sun which attracts the earth. That is so. But, although the sun's attraction on the earth is far greater than the moon's, the moon is so very much nearer to the earth that the dif ference between its attraction at the center and on tbe surface is three times as great as the sun's. And it is this difference which causes tides.— London Answers. * V%ViWWW I JAMES COLANGELO | £ Italian interpreter J £ and Labor Information Bureau £ 4# Hotel Montgomery Indiana, Pa. To the Wholesaler. In placing INDIANA MACARONI on the market we are con fident that the quality of our product will create a big demand. Our plant is equipped with the most modern machinery, and our Mr. L. Giammerini has expert knowledge and experience in Macaroni preparation. To the retailer. If you arc unable to procure INDIANA MACARONI f rom your wholesaler, or if we have no representative in your town, write us and we will refer your name and address to your nearest wholesaler. If you desire a special kind of Macaroni, we can supply you. 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The Burns cottage at Ayr Is under the charge of trustees, who purchased it in ISSI from the Ayr Shoemakers' incorporation for the sum of £4,000. The birthplace of the poet had up tilt that time been in use as a public house. The trustees abandoned tho license and after a time removed a hall and other extraneous buildings which had been added to tlie premises and restored the cottage buildings as nearly as possible to the state they may have been in in Burns' time. A new museum was built at the north east corner of the grounds. Most of the relics were removed to the muse um, which now contains a priceless collection—a first or Kilmarnock edi tion of the poet's work, for which £l, 000 was paid, and Burns' family Bi ble, acquired at a cost of £l,7oo.—Lon don Answer*