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Ike Ichberg's Brindle Cat
Ike Tchberg had a brindle rat. He
kept It in his room upon the second
story rear of 47 Broome. The beast
was wild and dissolute, his ways were
•lark and rough. He'd squall and fight
and roam at night—O. yes. that cat
was tough. And when Ike Ichberg
left his flat folks said he'd moved to
lose that cat.
•lake Schoenberg is the janitor at
47 Broome. He took his way one sum
mer day to Ichherg's vacant room.
And crouching In the corner on a
puce of passe mat. Jake Schoenberg
saw the prostrate form of Ichherg's
brindle cat. “Du schoene kat/..'* Jake
Schoenberg said, his heart with kind
ness filled. He reached to pet the
brindle cat and cried, "Gewalt! I’m
killed!” And when from every room
and hall the frightened tenants come,
they find Jake Schoenberg tying tip a
somewhat damaged thumb. They
search the room, they search the flat,
but no one finds the brindle cat.
The thumb swelled up, the doctors
came, they blistered and they bled,
and when Jake Schoenberg saw the
bills he passionately said: "I pays the
sum of 50 cents and maybe twice of
that if any one will catch and kill Ike
Ichherg's brindle cat.” Moo Goidbauui.
aged 11, has a little nickel gun, and
when he heard those burning words
he started on the run. And dozing as
In innocence, the brindle cat sat on
the fence.
Moo Goldbaum drew a fancy bead
and aimed it straight and true. He
pulled the lock, the weapon spoke, the
deadly missile flew. And with a dy
ing. gurgling cry of mingled rage and
pain, the brindle cat hunched up its
back and hurtled off amain. Moe Gold
haum leaped upon the ground to seize
his prey, but naught he found.
Next Mrs. Rosie Monheitn. with a
wash! uh boiling hot, looked from the
third floor fire escape and spied a
shady spot, where Ichherg’s briudle
tom cat in a quiet, peaceful sleep, lay
Train of Misfortunes Followed Con
nection With Fly Paper.
Hi Crftnby met with wliat you would
naturally call an accident in the P. O.
the other ev'g. There has been a
great many lies In the P. O. of late,
and at last Postmaster Higgins pur
chased a sheet of flypaper and placed
It on a box and set It just ir.side the
P. O. door to catch the flies coming
in or going out, just as they preferred.
It was about dusk when HI entered
the P. O. for his mall, and being as
“Ignorance has represented John
Paul Jones In the guise of a Scots
man who turned traitor for gain.
wbereaß he was an American colonist
who fought for his country,” says an
English writer. “He was no more of
a traitor than Washington, or the
rebel furmers of Islington, albeit It
fell to him to invade the coasts of
Britain, and harass our shipping ut
sea. irstead of fighting on land In New
England. Emerson's hymn, sung at
the unveiling of the Concord monu
ment to “the embattled farmers," who,
in 1775, “fired the shot heard round
the world.” settled the problem for
liirthDla c* of John J*au/ lAosrez in ArLia/and
good of the correct attitude on both
sides, toward the actors in that old
drama of liberation:
“Tin- foo long In silence slept:
Alike tho conqueror silent sleeps.” *
John Paul, for it was only later he
took the name Jones, was the young
est child of the humble gardener to
the Hon. It. Craik of Arldgland, In the
parish of Kirkbean. Kirkcudbright
shire. Scotland. Born there on July
ti. 1747, in a very small cottage, situ
ated twelve miles distant from Dum
fries. toward Galloway in tho west. In
the shelter of a wood, and but a few
paces from the rocks that throw a
cold, gray fringe upon Solway's fleet
and long withdrawing tides, he was
the youngest halm in a family of sev
en. four of whom appear in the story
of Paul's vicissitudes. The gardener
had migrated thither from Leith,
where his father had kept a market
garden with an inn attached. By tra-
Birds' Migrations at Night.
The migration of birds to a warmer
climate at the approach of winter and
their return to their usual haunts
when cold weather is past, is mostly
performed at night, and nearly always
on clear nights.
Only a comparatively few species,
such as ducks, cranes, certain large
hawks, swallows, swifts and nlght
liawks, migrate during the daytime,
and those, it will be observed, are
either rapacious birds or mainly those
that enjoy such power of rapid flight
as to be relatively safe from Injury or
capture. All the vast hordes of warb
lers, sparrows, finches, flycatchers,
thrushes and woodpeckers, ns well as
many waders and swimmers, migrate
at. night. On clear, still nights during
the migrations birds may often In
board to calling to each other high
overhead, and may actually be seen by
powerful telescopes.
Woods and hedgerows that were un
tenanted one day may become alive
with birds at daylight tlie next morn
ing. showing that they have arrived
during the night. They remain to feed
and rest during the day and. if the
\ with his nose among nis paws on a
backyard rubbish heap. And mindful
of the rich reward and needing money
too she poised the tub above his form
and down the torrent flew. There
came a squall and caterwaul that tore
the morning air, yet when the steam
had cleared away the cat he wasn't
there; for on a first floor fire escape
he crouched with flashing eye, his
paws unseared. his tail unskinned, his
fur all fair and dry. But Goldbaum's
5-year-old daughter Rose was weeping
witli a scalded nose.
The story grew, the wonder flew,
and Louis Zeitner came. From Bow
ery to river runs said Louis Zeitner’s
fame. For when on Broome or Clinton
streets there's riot or duress first Lou
is comes, and then the cops, and then,
mayhap, the press. And Louis said
tliis right away: “Send for the S. P.
C. of A.”
It was last Friday morning, on the
tenement front stoop the passing pik
er might have seen an interesting
group. Full 70 small children without
e'er shoe or hat were paying shy at
tention to Ike Ichberg's brindle cat.
Before his nose a saucer lay. of golden
cream and rich—the one who planned
this cunning scheme was Morris Ol
oovltch—and Morris, while his victim
in a fancied safety lay. was calling on
the telephone the S. P. C. of A. By
risking thus a dime's expense he
hoped to win the 50 cents.
Around the turn of Goerck street
the fatal wagon came and Ichherg’s
brindle terror went on dozing just the
same. The hurry cart draws up and
stops and from its fatal bed a buttoned
functionary draws a net with meshes
spread. But as he turns to swing his
net and catch the brindle cat the but
toned functionary stops and wonders
where he's at. For awhile he gath
ered for the swoop the brindle cat had
flew the coop.
The only voice on Broome street
that was heard for quite a time was
he can't see very well anyhow and be
ing also tired, he sat down on the box
to rest and when he got up the fly
paper, stuck to him and HI went down
to Hen Weatherby's store without
knowing that it was fast to him, and
when the boys in the store saw it they
hollered and yelled and when HI
found out he grabbed the sheet of fly
paper ami pulled it off and then it
stuck to his hands and he would pull
it off of ore hand with the other and It
would stick to the other hand and then
he would pull it off with the other
hand and It would stick to the hand
dition Scottish gardeners are noted
for intelligence, and this John Paul
was one of the best. His artistry in
landscape gardening and arboriculture
is still in evidence at Arbigland.
John Paul, the younger, was just
leaving school in 1759, when "a blast
o' Janwar win’ blew hansel in on
Robin.” In Paul Jones, as in Burns,
the Celt and the Lowlander were mix
ed. Burns’ father was of Highland
descent, but It was the mother of
Paul Jones who gave him his pug
nacity and pride, his astounding in
trepidity, his unquenchable Are of en
durance. His father had married one
Jean Macduff, daughter of a farmer
from Argyllshire, settled in the neigh
boring parish of New Abbey.
Fit cradle for this naval hero was
Arbigland—a romantic solitude, luxu
riant in vegetation, swept by the Sol
way's breezes, with the Criffel range
of hills behind, and Skiddaw, Saddle-
weather be favorable, may nearly all
disappear the next night.—Chicago
Sign of a Domestic Boss.
It is a pretty good sign that a man
is the boss if he sits around home in
the evening with his shoes and stock
ings off. A woman likes everything
around her house to be neat, and a
man’s bare feet are built on such a
plan that If they were scrubbed with
sapollo, rinsed In rose water, pow
dered with rice flour, and a baby blue
ribbon tied around each toe they
wouldn’t look neat in the parlor.—At
chison, Kan., Globe.
Destructive to Plant Lice.
Fifty-eight persons competed to get
the prize offered at Frankfort, Ger
many. for the best method of destroy
ing plant lice. The winner's prepara
tion is as follows: Quassia wood, two
and one-lialf pounds, to be soaked over
night In ten quarts of water and well
boiled, then strained through a cloth
and placed, with one hundred quarts
of water, in a petroleum barrel, with
five pounds of soft soap.
that of Morris, weeping for Ms
and squandered dime. But. nerved by ,
sense of pain and loss, be got a iitti*
sack and bunted for that brindle cdl
through every nook and crack. And
ere the day had passed away and his
mother called her boy, young Morris
Olcovich ran home in a fit of perfect
Joy. For from his left a meat sack
hung and from inside of that came
frantic demonstrations by a mighty
angry cat. He hastes to Jakey Scho
enberg and the tenants in accord say
that Morris is entitled to the 50 cents
But Schoenberg Is a skeptic and his
proposition flat is that first he have
evidence that this is Ichherg's cat.
Yet, if they loose the pudding string
and give the beast some room, Ike
Ichherg's frantic terror may be out
again on Broome. The tenants say
that Morris is an honest boy for sure
and Morris stands there smiling with
a smile serene and pure. Jake Scho
enberg is a plunger and he risks his j
50 cents, and so with satisfaction and ;
with angry violence, he hears the
squalling sackful to North river’s mur- I
ky side and hurls it far and sinks it in [
the dark and rolling tide. So happy j
now has Schoenberg grown he even -
pays the telephone.
’Twas Saturday at midnight and at (
47 Broome; the lights were out and j
silence reigned and slumber sweet
and gloom. ’Twas then a vivid vision
passed through Jakey Schoenberg’s |
brain. He dreamed that lie had fallen
from an elevated train, and when he
struck Third avenue a heavy brewery
truck rolled lightsomely upon his chest
and settled there and stuck. And as
Jake Schoenberg woke and waved his
arms and yelled amain he saw two
gleaming balls of fire that burned Into
his brain. “Quick. Rosie! Rosie! light
der gas!” cried Schoenberg in af
fright. Tho faithful Mrs. Schoenberg
struck a match and got a light. And
there upon the bureau sat the hated !
form of Ichherg’s cat. —New York Sun.
he pulled it off with and HI got mad
and swore because he couldn’t seem
to get rid of the flypaper, and so he
stepped on It with one foot and pulled
It from his hands and then it stuck to
the sole of his boot ami he went out
side of the store and got It off on a
foot scraper at last. P. M. Higgins
says Hi will have to pay him for that
sheet of flypaper or lie cannot get his
mall at the P. O. In the future. HI
says he will walk to the Co. seat after
Ms mail before he will pay for tho
sheet of flypaper.—“Bingville Bugle”
items in the Boston Post.
(Jrw of John Pau/Jo/n } fbth&r
back, in clear weather, even Helvellyn.
seen across thiity miles of variable
sea. the lights of St. Bee’s Head and
Whitehaven marking the opposite line
of coast, and alluring the imaginative.'
impulsive, daring boy out upon a
wider world.
Around his birthplace now other
memories of genius linger. Burns was
a visitor at Arbigland. where lie met
Mrs. Basil Montague. When at the
chisel thereabouts Allan Cunningham
discovered Ills “Lass .of Preston Mill.”
Carlyle, who was familiar with the pic
turesque Solway shore, and had per
fect insight of Paul’s environment in
childhood, describes with characteris
tic pathos the imputed backward look
of the hero during his embittered last '
years in Paris. “Not now. poor Paul,
thou lookest wistful over the Solway
brine, by the foot of native Criffel.
into the blue mountainous Cumber
land. into the blue Infinitude; environ
ed with thrift, with humble friendli
ness; thyself, young fool, longing to be
aloft from it, or even away from it."
The cottage where the Paul family
lived is at present occupied by George
Faulkner, gamekeeper. Near by is the
grave of the hero's father, which
bears the following inscription:
: In Memory
: John Paul S» nior. who died at :
: Arbigland the 24 of October 1767
: Unlversealy Esteemed.
Erected by John Taut Juneor ?
Better Than Birthday Party.
The 10-year-old daughter of a subur
ban banker entertained a host of her
little friends yesterday afternoon. It
was one of the most elaborate chil
dren’s parties that ever took place in
the suburb. Two of the little chil
dren were standing near the street
when a citizen of the town passed.
The citizen stopped to watch the chil
dren playing in the yard and began to
question the little girl near him about
the party.
“Is this Nellie’s birthday party?" he
"Oh, no, sir,” replied tho girl; “It
isn’t a birthday party. Better than a
birthday party.”
"What is the occasion of the party
then?” continued the citizen.
“Oh, Nellie was operated on for ap
pendicitis at the hospital a year ago
to-day and she’s celebrating that.”
And therein originated the first ap
pendicitis party. The citizen laughed
heartily as ho walked down the street
and wondered how long it would be
before society will be all agog with
appendicitis celebrations. Chicago
Mrs. Snigglefriz's Hard Luck
Had to Wear Old Hat to Wedding
a* the Result of Hubby's Care
lessness And He Thought Ho
Was Clever.
A friend of mine from a town over
In Virginia came to Washington a
week or so ago to buy a hat. says a
writer in the Washington Post. We
went about from sh!.p to shop, she
and I, and we couldn’t find a hat she
fancied anywhere. At last we came
upon a milliner who had something
that would have been exactly what
my friend wanted If it had not been
the wrong color. The Virginia woman
| wanted either a blue or a tan-colored
one. and she’d have to see both be
fore she could decide which to take.
In the end the milliner agreed to make
tip two hats of the shape my friend
liked, and let her see them. After
ward, the lady from Virginia decided
, to leave the task of selection to me
and we went home. I said eeny,
meeny, miny, mo to the hats when
they were made, and the tan-colored
; one was It. I wrote to my friend
about it, and told her the hat was
| ready whenever she should order it
I sent. There was to be a wedding in
that Virginia town, and the husband
jof the woman I’m telling you al>out
; came to Washington on the day before
Thrown on Desolate Coast
Crew of Wrecked French Bark
Has an Experience Somewhat
Similar to That of the "Swiss
Family Robinson."
A close parallel to some * f tho ad
ventures recorded in “Swiss Family
Robinson” is furnished liy the experi
ences of the ere of the wrecked
French vessel Anjou. The survivors
arrived in Marseilles ;he other day.
The Anjou, with a crew of twenty-two
and a cargo of corn, left Sydney on
Jan. 20 for Falmouth and was over
taken by a tempest, which drove it
on the rocks. For an cr.ti-e night the
crew remained on the sinking ship,
at the mercy of the* waves, and when
morning enme they found that they
were within a few hundred yards of
land, but towering above them was a
huge cliff. Tiie crew embarked in
three of the ship boats. The ship's
rat at the last moment jumped into
one of the boats and a few minutes
later the Anjou settled end sunk.
For hours the wrecked men searched
for an inlet, while their frail boats
were flung hither and thither by the
huge seas. Toward night they ef
fected a landing on the Island.
On exploring the island the marin
ers found a shelter containing a
small store of food—one of those
Queer Rules of Etiquette
Ceremonious Forms of Expres
sion that Appear Vastly Amus
ing to the Listener Belonging
to the Old World.
Very curious are some of the rules
of etiquette observed by Chinaman.
Emile Bard, who has written a book
on the subject of Chinese life, says
that In nin< cases out of ten. however,
the form of etiquette lias replaced the
substance. With the Chinese a refusal
or unpleasant truth must be expressed
evasively. If a Chinaman does not
wish to accommodate a friend he
never gives the true reason for his
refusal; that would be discourteous.
He lies politely. The ceremonious
forms of expression used in ordinary
conversation seem very amusing to
the European listener. It is a fixed
rule that oin must speak of himself
and of all belonging to him In the
humblest of terms and use the most
exalted language in referring to the
person or property of another.
Whether two mandarins or two beg
gars meet and accost each others this
is a sample of their conversation:
“What is your honorable name?”
“Your insignificant brother’s name is
Wang.” “Where is your noble dwell
ing?” “The hovel in which 1 hide
myself is In ,” designating the
Heartless Joke on Lovers
False Message That Told of
Papa’s Impending Arrival Put
Immediate Stop to That Day’s
Billing and Cooing.
| “See that ' said Billy W .
| “That” was nothing less than a
. stylishly but simply dressed young
lady, just entering an office building.
I "Yes.”
| "Well, that is old man B—*s daugh
, ter. She's going up to the old man's
, office to pin one of those roses in the
| buttonhole of young Sprigg, the old
man's clerk. They're sweet on each
. other, but they fear tho ’stem parent,’
j you know. The old man always goes
1 home or to bis club about 3:30, and.
after telephoning, the young lady goes
I up for a litlle chat-with Spriggs, tete
: a-tete, you know.”
' “So? Good for them! Love will
; find away, won’t it?”
I “Sure, but think of the possibilities
I the situation offers for a little joke,
. j now—a 'phoney joke.”
j “But ”
“Oh, come! I’ll show you.”
1 i Billy led the way upstairs to his
■ own office in the building opposite to
| the other. Taking down the phone he
called up the old man B- 's office.
Little Home Truths.
Advice or reproof does more harm
than good when it is so rudely or
roughly given that it brings humilia
tion or indignation.
If from your real affectionate re
gard for a relative you wish to point
out to him or her an error or correct
a fault, do so as gently and as cau
tiously as you know how, and do not
try to correct mistakes or point out
shortcomings too often, says the
Washington Star.
it to buy the present his wife had
very nearly selected when she was
here. As he started out, she said
to him, using simple language in or
der to avoid muddling him:
“Now, George, I want you to go to
the address I’ve written on this card
and say I want the champagne Mon*
day. Don’t forget.”
George said he wouldn’t and he
didn’t. All he did was to lose the |
card with the address on it. and that
didn’t matter a bit, because he knew
address of their wine man without
having it written down. He ordered
a case of champagne to be sent Mon
day. Then he bought the bonbon |
dish wedding present, and went back
to Virginia. His wife met him at the
door of their home.
“Where's my hat?” she demanded. 1
“Didn't you bring it.”
“You didn't say a word about a
hat,” he said. “You said to order,
chain pagne.”
“I wrote the milliner's address down
for you!” she cried. “Champagne
was the color of the hat, and Monday |
is the. name they give that shapo j
Now I've got to wear my last year's
hat to the wedding. George Sniggle-;
friz, you certainly ought to be tapped
for the simples!”
< ■
erected by the New Zealand govern-j
ment on the desolate coasts of these
islands. On Feb. 8 the captain wrote'
in his diary: “Killed fifteen alba
trosses, and keeping ten for to-mor
row. We are all frozen with cold and
weak from hunger. We ate the alba
trosses half-raw.” Thursday, Feb. 9:
“"Made a large fire and dried our (
clothes. Killed some more albatrosses, i
We caught some alive and tied lids
of tin canfe, on which we scratched
news of our plight, round their wings
and set them free.”
I.ater they found an old pot. a relic
of some former wreck, in which they'
were able to boil water nnd cook mus-,
sels. An expedition across the island
was made on Feb. 20, and a further
store of food was found in another |
hut. Shoes were also discovered,
which the men afterward strengthened
with wooden soles. Two wild goals
were killed next day. Spoons were
made out of shells.
An improvised flag had been hoisted
on the cliff, and at last, on May 7, a
ship was sighted. It was the Hlne
mona. commanded by Capt. Bollan,
v > for twenty years has been re
victualing the government depots on
these inhospitable coasts. The ship
wrecked mariners were taken to Syd
place. "How many precious sons have
I you?” “I have only five stupid little
A Chinaman, wearing his finest
gown of silk, called at a house where
lie happened to disturb a rat which
was regaling itself out of a jar of oil
standing on a beam over the door. In
its sudden fright the rat upset the oil
over the luckless visitor, ruining his
fine raiment. While the man was still
pale with rage his host appeared and
after the customary greetings the vis
! itor accounted for his appearance in
this wise: "As I was entering your
1 honorable dwelling I frightened your
! honorable rat; while it was trying to
escape it upset your honorable jar of
j oil over my poor and insignificant
clothing. This explains the contempt!-
I lile condition in which I find myself
in your honorable presence.”
It is gross offense to call a native
by his name. A superior may do this,
but be becomes furious if even a twin
brother thus addresses him. It must
lie either “honorable older brother” or
“honorable younger brother.” or some
such form of expression. Foreigners
usually solve the difficulty by apply
ing to their servants the names of
their functions, as boy. coolie, gar
dener, cook, mafoo (coachman) and so
After ar. interval we heard an im
patient. “Hello! What is it?”
"Mr. B in?”
"No—he's never in this time o' day.
Call up green—double-pink-'o.”
Then he waited a few minutes at
Billy’s window, glancing now and then
at the charming scene across the
street in B *s office. Billy went
back to the 'phone and again called up
Again the Interval, followed by the
“No; 1 tell you he's never in after
"Strange.” returned Billy; “they told
me at his house that he left for the
office a quarter of an hour ago.”
“Bang" went the other ’phone, and
Billy and I hastened to the window.
Such a scurrying! Site couldn’t find
her hatpin; then her handbag was
shy; but she was out of that office in
forty seconds by Billy's watch. One
minute later we saw a stylishly
dressed and very rosy young lady hur
rying north on Third street, while a
somewhat agitated-appearing young
man hurried south on the same pave
Billy seemed to enjoy it; but really
it was rather heartless.—Portland Oie
Give, your advice in private, and
always give less advice than sweet,
complimentary speeches. A compli
ment is not less but more relished
when it comes from a member of one's
family than when it is a tribute won
from a stranger, and these signs of
appreciation that you give of some
dear one’s wit. wisdom or beauty are
little home truths that are ever affec
tionately remembered and come ever
like gentle dews to refresh the seeds
of affection and loving kindness that
are planted in our hearts.
Prevention of Disease, Rather Than Cure. Should
Be the Aim
Flies as Carriers of Disease.
In an address before the California
Health Association. Dr. Cobb called
the attention of the medical profession
1 to the necessity of an active crusade
against the common house fly.
I This pestiferous insect has many
chances to communicate disease from
one person to another. In cholera epi*
demies it has been shown that flies
are the means of spreading the dis
ease by infecting the food.
Whenever large bodies of men go
into camp, typhoid fever is almost cer
tain to break out. even though the
j water supply is carefully protected
I from contamination. Such outbreaks
I are due to fly-infection of the food
' supply. Scattered cases of typhoid
fever in country settlements are more
! often the result of fly infection than
’ of water infection.
Dr. Cobb believes that tuberculosis
l is communicated not only through the
! lungs by means of contaminated dust,
' but that the greater source of infec
| tion is by means of the fly planting
1 sputum on the food from its feet,
j wings, and excretions. This infection
i by flies has been proved very clearly.
J When the habits of the fly are con
! sidered, it Is not unreasonable to be
i lieve that this insect is an important
factor in the spread of disease. They
swarm upon decaying vegetable mat-
I ter, manure piles, the filth of the
I streets, privy vaults, and every pos
' sible source of infection. Follow them
! then to the street venders of fruit
, and candy, the bakery, butchershop
j and restaurant, and even to the family
table, especially of the poor, and it is
j not difficult to understand the ease
i with which germs of all kinds are con
, veyed to the food.
| It may be affirmed, however that In
■j the process' of cooking, the bacteria
will be killed. This is granted, but it is
not here that the danger lies. It is
i from food which is eaten raw. or
which has been cooked and upon
■ which the fly afterward alights that
| the greatest danger of infection oc
curs. The longer this food remains un
eaten after this contamination, the
| greater the probability that a colony
has grown, thereby increasing the dos
age of infection.
It is in the homes of the poor that
the greatest danger arises. The poor
nearly universally leave their tables
set with cold food left from the pre
vious meal. Upon this food files as
l semble in great numbers, and from
time to time the children help them-
I selves, the remainder of the food being
served at the next meal. It is there
, fore necessary to combine for the ex
termination of this pest. Housewives
I ••specially should be careful to pre
vent this source of dangerous infec
j tion.
High Life.
I Sanitorium life, camps in the Adi
rondacks and elsewhere, tent colonies,
roof dwellings, and various other
methods of taking the open-air treat
| raent, have been frequently described
The latest novelty in this line is an ex
periment made by a correspondent of
“For some time.” he says, “I lived
high and dry in the top of a sturdy
white oak. where I did my cooking,
oajmg and sleeping, and occasionally
entertained as many as fourteen in
my tent or house at dinner, seventy
feet above terra firma. with only a
rope ladder connecting me and Mother
Earth. My sleeping bunk was a spe
cially constructed triangular bed. can
vas covered, which towered fifteen
.feet above my living apartment's and
! platform.”
The Need for Recreation.
Rest restores again the energy
which has ben consumed in work. So
, j long as one is able to restore his lost
! energy by sleep and rest, he cannot
{ become neurasthenic. But when a
■I man comes to the point where he fan
i no longer restore by rest or sleep the
, loss of energy which has occurred, he
j necessarily becomes neurasthenic, lie
1j cause his nerve cells remain chron
; ically in that exhausted condition.
1 This is the reason a vacation some
times does so much for one. complete
, * ly replenishing the exhausted store of
I energy and saving one from a com-
I plete breakdown.
A good many men look forward for
j months to their annual vacation of
i three weeks in the summer, as tlieir
salvation. For five or six months af
| terward they enjoy very good health.
! Then their store of energy is exhaust
; ed, and the next six months are sim
j ply misery waiting for the breathing
j spell to come again. When the busi
ness man finds at the end of his three
weeks' vacation that he has not yet re
; covered his natural energy, and he has
' to go back to his work Tn almost the
same condition in which he left it. he
i has chronic neurasthenia, and is going
to have a tremendous, perhaps an ir
' reparable, breakdown, if he keeps on
in that way. When a man discovers
that he has reached that point he
i ought to stop at once.
Tuberculosis From Dusty Streets.
The Pennsylvania State Society for
the Prevention of Tuberculosis has
made such earnest representations of
the danger from street dust that the
i city council of Philadelphia have ap
propriated four thousand dollars for
■ the sprinkling of streets. This action
, is commendable, but something more
; thoroughgoing ought to be done.
There should be a law passed in ev
ery State prohibiting the sweeping of
streets when dry. Paved streets
should be cleaned by flushing with wa
ter rather than by sweeping. The ex
pense is probably not much greater.
' and the saving of life would be enor
, mous.
, Dr. Woodbury, street cleaning com
. missionc-r of New York. In the exam
inations of four hundred out of the
; six thousand men in his department.
. discovered a number of persons suffer
: Ing from tuberculosis. It is claimed
t that the death rate among the street
! sweepers of large cities is enormous.
Peace at Home.
[ He is the happiest, be he king or
; peasant, who finds peace In big own
home. —Goethe.
Hay-Making for Fun at Eighty.
A press dispatch from Bridgeport,
Conn., gives an Interesting* account of
the oldest twins in.the country, Julius
and Junius Benham. who recently cele
brated their eightieth birthday hay
making on their farm in Seymour.
“Hay-making Is great fun,” said Ju
nius. "and I feel as if I could mow
away hay up in the peak of the peak
of the barn as I used' to in days long
ago, ami mowin’ away hay is about
the hottest work there is to be found
in summer.
The Benham twins are remarkable
men. They are far from being in
valids, though they have arrived at tlm
age when most persons are usually
feeble. Beginning life as apprentices
to a mason, they worked up and later
became builders and contractors.
Some years ago the Bcnhatns gave
up building and settled down to the
care of the real estate they had ac
quired in their long residence in
“We always got up early in the
morning,” said Junius, when spoken to
about the hour of rising, “and we can’t
get out of the habit.”
The twins are in excellent health.
“People ought to be cheerful if they
want to live to be old,” said Julius.
“Look at brother Junius and me. No
boys of the present day ever had as
hard a time to get along as we did
when we started, but we had what a
good many boys of to-day do not have.
Our mother gave to us Iron constitu
tions, the greatest present a mother
can give to her boys, and we had been
taught to live according to the simple
and clean rules of the country. We
lived clean lives always. We never
drank liquor nor used tobacco. Money
spent for such things is worse than
money thrown away, but many of the
boys to-day seem to think they can't be
men unless they drink liquor and use
tobacco. Why, we would never have
lived to celebrate our eightieth birth
day if it had not been that we lived
right lives. You can enjoy yourself
without going contrary to Nature's
laws. There is plenty of harmless
fun In the world, but it seems to me
that people are looking for the fun
nowadays that hurts rather than
The Starvation Cure.
Starvation as a means of cure Is by
no means a new idea. It is very old.
Most good things are old, and things
altogether new are seldom good. Very
few original discoveries are made now
Long fasting is one of the most ef
fective means of securing thorough go
ing constitutional reconstruction. It
compels the body to feed upon itself.
In the rebuilding, defects may be left
out, and healthy conditions may bo
But this result may he secured by
other and generally safer means. It
is not so much the withholding of
food, but of certain elements of food,
which secures the benefits of fasting.
It is the protelds, from which the sys
tem In diseased condition manufac
tures the poisons, which give rise to
rheumatism, biliousness, neurasthenia
and gout. When proteids are with
held, the formation of poisons soon
ceases of necessity, and thus the dis
turbed functions return'to their nor
mal state and the health is restored.
By a diet of fruit this condition may
he secured as readily as. perhaps more
readily than, by any other means. The
fruit diet is really proteid starvation,
as fruits contain practically no pro
Certainly a fruit diet is far more
agreeable than total abstinence from
food. Fruits contain predigested food
elements which do not clog the sys
tem. and which are valuable in sus
taining the strength.
Fasting is a good thing in certain
cases; but long fasts are rarely need
ed. and a fruit diet is preferable in all
essential particulars, except in certain
cases in which fruit acids are irritat
ing, as in gastric ulcer.
A Window Tent.
A medical journal describes a win
dow tent devised for the open air
treatment of tuberculosis. It consists
of a frame to fit the lower half of the
window, to which is attached inside
tlie window an awning of water-proof
duck, stretched in a quarter-circle. The
bed is placed parallel with the win
dow. so that the invalid's head and
shoulders are within the awning, en
trance being made through a flap in
the side of the tent. The lower edges
of the duck at the bead and side of
the bed are long enough to tuck under
the mattress, and thus air from the
room is thoroughly excluded. The
frame of the tent does not quite fill
the lower half of the window; for the
escape of warm air from the room
there is left a space of three Inches,
which can be reduced at will. For
protection from storms the roof of the
tent projects slightly beyond the win
dow. and a roller blind is placed inside
the window.
Prof. Copeland's Division of Gaul.
The following concerning Prof.
Charles Copeland, instructor in Eng
lish at Harvard, if often told at the
expense of three students at the uni
It was a source of great annoyance
io Mr. Copeland to have students come
Into the lecture room late, and, al
though he occasionally remonstrated
with them, there were always strag
On one occasion when the professor
was well along in his lecture he was
interrupted by three students, who
made rather an unceremonious en
trance into the room. Without a word
he calmly surveyed the tardy trio.
“Indeed.” he continued, turning to his
auditors with a sardonic smile, “it
has been truly said that ail Gaul is di
vided Into three parts.”
Delights of Travel.
he said, “for seven 3’ears I
have been a mail carrier on the Cross-
Cut rural route and in all that time I
have never missed a trip.”
“Such a life must be delightful.”
rcjoineci the impulsive city girl. “I’m
never so happy as when traveling."

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