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THE RICH3IOXD 1AIXAD1D31 AXD SUX-TELEGR AM. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 190D.
TWO GREAT FEASTS IN THE WOMAN'S WORLD 15 Shoe Corner 7th and Main PAGK FOUB. R3EFF Sunday and Monday Are Two Important Days for The Church. What They Are Doing Little Things of Interest. PURPOSE OF FESTIVALS There are two great feasts in the month of October, that of the body of tho holy rosary, on Sunday, October 3, and that of St. F;anci. of Assisi, on Monday, October 4. The rosary, as is well known in the Roman Catholic church, is a series of prayers consist ing of fifteen paternosters and 150 ave marias, which, for the conven ience of worshipers, are counted on a string of beads. Each rosary, or string of beads, consists of fifteen de cades, each of which contains one pat ernoster (our Father) marked by a large bead and ten ave marias (hail Mary) marked by ten smaller beads. Purpose of Festival. The festival of ihe rosary was in stituted to implore the divine mercy in favor of the church and all the faithful, and return thanks for the benefits conferred on them, more es pecially for the victory of Lepanto ov er the Turks in IX1. This success believed to have been obtained through the intercession of the Virgin, who is so specially invoked in the de votion of the rosary, was ordered by Pius V to be annually commemorated under the title St. Mary de Victoria The epithet was changed, however, by his successor, Gregory XIII, into the title of the festival of the rosary The victory of Prince Eugene over the Turks at Belgrade, in 1716, was order ed by Clement XII to be included in the benefits which this office special ly commemorates. Pope Leo XIII ordered that the ros ary ; be recited each day during the month. The feast of the guardian angels is celebrated on the 2d of Oc tober; thus two devotions are practic ed during this mocth. Both in the Old and New Testaments the Holy Scriptures teach that the holy angels protect us. The church encourages devotion to the angels, for in the bre viary she has authorized, a votive of fice in honor of these heavenly spirits, on every Monday when there is no special festival to be celebrated. FEATHERED GLUTTONS. goa Verr OrMdr Mrda Tfc Ara Trcmtidom Feedtn. Despite the fact that "the appetite of a bird" has become a common phrase for light eating, investigations show that birds are tremendous feeders. The diet of the average kestrel (a small Eu ropean hawk) is calculated at 1,000 mice a month, to say nothing of Insects and worms. The barn owl is as vora cious as the kestrel. An investigator, after caging one of these birds, gave it seven mice one after the other. The first six immediately disappeared, each with a gobble and a gulp, and the owl did its very best to treat the seventh In a like manner. Limitations of ab dominal capacity, however, prevented, and though the gobble came off the gulp did not, so that for twenty min utes or so the tail of the seventh mouse dangled from the corner of the bird's beak. But in due course it swallowed the body, and three hours later the pangs of hunger reasserted themselves and the owl ate four more mice. Four pounds would be a heavy weight for a heron. Yet one of those birds, which was trapped In England, dis gorged two recently swallowed trout, one ef which weighed two pounds and the other one and a half pounds. An other captured bad contrived to put away three trout averaging three-quarters of a pound apiece, although It was only four months old, and another bad dined, upon seven small trout, together with a mouse and a thrush. Among the greediest birds are wood pigeons, which will continue to gulp down food until their crops are almost at the bursting point From one of these birds, shot as it was returning from a raid in the fields, no fewer than 800 grains of wheat were taken. An other had contrived to cram down no fewer than 600 peas. A third was en deavoring to sustain nature with ISO beech nuts and a fourth with sixty acorns. P WHEN WOMEN VOTE. Net a Self Respecting Man Will Stay Away From Polls. I have a letter from a man, says Dorothy Dix. who is really iutelligent enough to know better, who says: "if womeu had votes there is not a self respecting man who would go to the polls. lie will let the country go to perdition in the hands of that ab normal and unnatural creature, the masculine woman, and things will "the sooner right themselves by a political, social and economic cataclysm that will drive the brazen females back to their proper places the kitchen and the nursery." Let us hasten to assure this modern Jeremiah that bis gloomy prophecies are without foundation. The time will come wbeu women will vote, and yet not a self respecting man will stay away from the polls because he is lia ble to meet there his mother, bis sis ters, his female cousins and bis aunts. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating." says the old adage, and we base our belief on this happy outcome of woman's suffrage on the fact that In the countries where women do vote they have not kept a single man, self respecting or otherwise, from exercis ing his privilege as a free man to ex press bis opinion by means of a ballot. In the four western states where wom en vote and where men are quick on the trigger it certainly wouldn't be safe to tell any gentleman that he was a poor, emasculated squaw man be cause be weut to the polls at which women also voted. In New Zealand, Australia, the Isle of Man, Finland and Norway women have full suffrage, and If the self respecting men of these countries are conspicuous by reason of their absence from the polls no rumor of it has reached the outer world. Indeed, the best argument that can be advanced for giving women the right to vote is that wherever female suffrage has been tried it has worked out successfully, and there has never been a suggestion of depriving women of their rights and going back to the old order of a male oligarchy. They are in .u;ieis, auu experts from Berlin are to examine them. An old villager remnilred having Keen the pictures wben be was a boy. but he said "nobody thought they had any value." This attitude parallels that of country folk in ibe north of Ireland who whitewashed ont of existence one of tbe most interesting relics of Dean Swift. lie iu-riiilileil stray thoughts on the walls of a substantially built sbnn ty of a single room. Tbe place was preserved many yers uutil a farmer went in one day with his bucket of whitewash and obliterated every word written by the cynical Swift. Miss Eicbborn Is more fortunate in her pic tures having escaped a coat of white wash. Wastebasket For the Kitchen. One often reads in the woman's col umn, which Is bristling with advice that there should be a wastebasket in every room in the house, and if the tractable housekeeper does as she Li bid it is probable that she puts om in every room In the house, with t!i exception of tho room that needs oin the most, the kitchen. Perhaps it nev er occurred to you to have one in tht kitchen. Id the days of the coal ranjr it wasn't really needed there, but with a gas or gasoline stove it is a great help In keeping the kitchen in order. Try one under the kitchen table am! see how many pieces of wrapping pa per ajd string it will catch In th courso of t" CONCtHNIwJ' iHt CAMEL TELEPHONE DON'TS. Temper Justice With Mercy In Your Treatment of Operators. Do not allow yourself to get into the habit of long conversations over the telephone. People who do this lose all perception of tbe times when they may be annoying or disturbing others. Particularly In the case of party wires is there call for consideration. Some one else may urgently desire to use this same telephone over which you are gossiping. Do not use the telephone of the wo man upon whom you are calling unless it Is absolutely necessary. Thoughtless women often make a con venience of their friends in this re spect. Your hostess may not wish to take you Into the part of the house in which the telephone is situated, or when frequently done it may prove a considerable expense to her. Do not call up men In business hours if you can possibly help it. If it is necessary to do so, be as brief as possible. Do not tell things which you do not wish known oyer the telephone. Con versations are often audible to all of the persons in the room with the per son to whom you are talking. If It is a business conversation it is well to think what you are going to say beforehand. Orders or requests are frequently misunderstood through the hesitation and cbangeableness of the person giving them. Finally, temper justice with mercy In your treatment of the young wom an operators who answer your calls. Their business is a tedious and wear in one, and it is almost impossible to be always eagerly attentive. Rare Paintings on Stable Wall. Emy Eichhorn, grandniece of Jean Louis Agasslz. famous American natu ralist, has discovered paintings of high artistic merit on the walls of a stable In the village of Merna, in the Tyrol. Miss Eichhorn lives with her mother, who is a writer. Tbe stable was once used as a chapel, but that fact was forgotten, and tbe paintings were cov ered with the dust and dirt of decades. Miss Eichhorn had tbe walls cleaned, and the otcttires stood out clearly. Queer Looking Beast of Burden Stores Fat In Its Hump. The camel eats readily all kinds of Juicy plants, beans, peas and grains. but when such dainty food is not to be had be browses quite contentedly on dry. thorny shrubs and even swal lows whole braucues of acacia, whose thorns are sharp enough to pierce the sole of a strong boot. During the rainy season, wheu fresh, green vege tation is abundaut, tbe camel drivers encourage their charges to eat as much as possible, and it is said that in order to increase their appetites common salt is dissolved in the drink ing troughs. Under such' treatment the camel rapidly accumulates fat. and the hump, which contains his re serve store, may increase to four or five times the dimensions it had dur ing the hot season. "When drought is prolonged and food is scarce the hump may almost disappear again. The foot of the camel is two toed, but the toes are joined together by a large cushion covered with more or less callous skin. It is this cushion which enables the camel to walk steadily across loose and shifting sands where a horse's hoofs would sink deep at every step. The average speed of a baggage camel is about two and a half miles an hour, and its load varies from 300 to 800 pounds. A dromedary may travel at tbe rate of ten miles an hour, and this rate may be kept up for many days. Goldeii Rule. The oldest newspaper in Belgium is the Gazette von Gent, which received the privilege of printing the Gendt sche Post-Tydinghea on November 17, 1666, and which has existed almost continuously since the first number was printed on January 1, 1667. The oldest copy preserved is No. 69, of September 8, 1667. The next oldest newspaper in Belgium is L'lndepend ance Beige, in its eighteenth year. Showed H Was Bored. A theatrical man was talking about bores. "Dash, the steel man," said the ac tor, "has a short way with bores. One tackled him one day on the piazza of an Atlantic City hotel talked straight ahead to him for thirty minutes about grand opera. "Dash, the instant there came a pause, said earnestly: ' 'I tell you, sir. there's no lobsters like Maine lobsters.' "The bore started. " No doubt, he said, 'no doubt. But what has that got to do with what I was talking about?' "Dash heaved a yawn. "'By the way, he said, 'what were you talking about!' " PALI JDIUM WANT ADS. PAY. SraareBMSaWrMrerjrerereBBTSi Season off F(bMDh(Bos No hat nor costume is complete this year without leathers. This week Fall Festival Week we will sell all Ostrich Feathers at a discount The largest assortment in the city. OO 2 When Ihe Frost Is ta the PrampMi It Is Time to Look After Your MIL AFB WIMK IFOOTMM We have always claimed the largest and best assortment of HEAVY WINTER SHOES for everyday and general wear and this claim has never been successfully denied. We have a large and up-to-date basement full of HEAVY and HIGH CUT SHOES and all kinds of RUBBERS and ARCTICS. Our Dress Shoe Departments are full of the very newest styles and patterns. We believe that the people of Richmond and vicinity are not behind other cities when it comes to dressing well and we have spared no pains in making it possible for them to get at home what they usually can get only in the larger cities in the way of footwear. When you are attending the Fall Festival, drop in and see our store and make yourself at home with us. We have a special Rest and Toilet Room for the ladies and children which is at all times at your disposal. Leave your packages or wraps, arrange to meet your friends here and simply feel at home with us whether you need any shoes or not; you are always invited to make this store your headquarters. And don't forget that this is the store that will sell you "THE BEST SHOES FOR THE LEAST MONEY" not part of the time, but ALL THE TIME and our guarantee goes with every pair we sell. We want your trade. We'll treat you fair and you will always find a COMPETENT, COUR TEOUS and CAREFUL force of salesmen to look after your needs. M The Shoe Corner MS & wmm Ittdmondrs Real Sloe Market" 7th and Main DR. J. A. WALLS, THE SPECIALIST 21 South Tenth St.. Richmond. lad. Office days Monday. Tuesday. Friday and Saturday ol each week. Consultation and one month's Treatment Free. TREATS DISEASES OF THE THROAT. LUNGS. KIDNEYS. LIVER and BLADDER. RHEUMATISM. DYSPEPSIA and DISEASES OF THE BLOOD. Epl leDsy (or falllnc: fits). Cancer. Private and Nervous Diseases. Female Diseases. Lxss or vi tality rrom Indiscretions. Piles. Fistu la, Fissure and Ulcerations of the Rectum, without detention from business. RUPTURE POSITIVELY CURED AND GUARANTEED. LONG EVENINGS ARE HERE Flashlight Photography Is the means of making Ihem shnrt. Ufe have th To Makers of Country Butter- We want more milk We want more cream and YOU want more money YOU want to make It easier. Write, phone or come and see os and we will tell you how easily it can be done. Commons Dairy Co. SOUTH FIFTH STREET. PHONE 1183. OO nasn materials anal all requisites. W. H. ROSS DRUG COMPANY Phone 1217 801 Main St- 825 Mata strcc' mumuh HIT W Ik PALM m ANT AD