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GREATEST ATHLETIC MEET EVER HELD IN AMERICA
! T i " Vi; 'y'e"TWMBSWOTt:l ' iwirmiimiiiii Ten thousand, boys of -the public schools of New York recently took part in a series of athletic contests in Central park. It was the largest assemblage of school boys ever gathered together for such a purpose. JOURNEY -f Experience of American Couple at Hands of Rebels. M. B. Felsor and His Bride Relieved of Automobile and Horses' Are Forced to Travel Miles Through Trackless Country. San Antonio, Tex. M. B. Telsor and his bride are in the remote border town of BoQuillas, resting from a strenuous trip of 200 miles through the mountainous portion of northern Mexico, which they made to escape death at the hands of outlaws. Mr.' Telsor was manager of a ranch n the plateau known as Llano de los Cristianos, more than 300 miles from the nearest railroad point He is an American. While on a visit to San Antonio, Tex, several weeks ago he married Mies Dora Seltrous.5 The young lady was reared on a ranch in western Texas, and when her husband suggested that she remain with her parents in San Antonio pending an im provement of conditions In Mexico she told Mr. Telsor that nothing would de lieht her morn than tn h with him upon, the remote Mexican ranch among quiet surroundings. "Our troubles began shortly after we .crossed the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass on bur way to the ranch," said Mr. Telsor. "On my way out of the country I had left my motor car at Eagle Pass and my wife and I started to the ranch in It. We were below the boundary line, when we were held up by a ragged Mexican and a number of peons, who Informed us they were constitutionalists. j The leader said he would have to commandeer my .automobile. He con fiscated it, giving me a receipt for its value, the Bum to be paid when the constitutionalists get control of the government I made vigorous protest against the proceedings, threatening to bring down the wrath of he United States government upon their heads. They only laughed and shrugged their shoulders. I finally managed to enlist their sympathy enough to get them to provide us with two horses with which to continue our journey. On the fifth day a troop of 20 armed men surround ed our hut , "I knew the desperate character of many of the border Mexicans and what I worst feared was an attempt on the part of the band to carry off my bride. It looked like serious trouble when three of the Mexicans .dismounted and stood in a group dls; cuesing the situation in low tones. They had already taken possession of our two horses and saddles. With their rifles in their hands the three men walked to the door and peered inside. When the Intruders saw us they removed their hats and bowed in the courteous manner that is com mon to all Mexicans. -They are polite even when about to commit murder. "In a quiet, polite way, the Mexi cans told me the constitutionalists were in need of horses and money: Would I and my beautiful lady please deliver over to them what money we had and also turn over - our horses for the good of the cause? "The argument I made was useless. We were made to comply with the de mands of the rebelsror outlaws, which ever they were, and were glad noth ing worse had happened to us. We were left stranded in a desolate re x glon, without money or means of trav eling, except' on foot I - asked "tjhe sheep iierder If there were any cattle rancnes in. tne neignDornooa. to our delight, he Informed us" that the ranch of Bill Blocker, an ; American, was onlv 15 miles 'awav. "We set out " next morning on foot to the Blocker ranch. It took us all day to get to the ranch, where we were' welcomed by one of the Blocker boys. We were given two horses and a Mexican guide, and on the third day ray wife and. 'I, resumed our Journey to theranch, 75 miles distant. . . V . , A- "It was a terrible journey, lasting many nights and many days. It was through-an almost trackless country. For days at a. time our only . suste nance was the juice and roots. of cac IN MEXICO tus plants and wild berries. We slept upon the ground without covering. I cannot tell you' how happy we were when we struck a Mexical Jacal, just the other side of the Rio Grande, and later' were brought to this side of the river and then to Boquillas." NORWAY TRIUMPH HONORED Women at Big Conference in Vienna Hear the Rev. Anna Shaw on . Suffrage. Vienna, Austria. A preliminary con ference in connection with the wom en's franchise convention at Budapest was held here and was devoted to celebrating the 'granting of the full franchise to the women of Norway. The Rev. Anna H. Shaw, the Amer ican suffragist, said that the lesson learned by Norway was the lesson taught In America ever since the wom en's movement began that It was al ways the men who best knew what women's suffrage means that were most ready to give it "CHAPEL OF REST" FOR POOR Halborn Council Provides Place for Dead Pending Burial A Valu-. able Reform. London. A' valuable reform which should be of much use to the poor has been made in Ilolborn, where the bor ough council has opened what is call ed a "chapel of re3t" The object of the chapel is to provide a place to which the poor can take their dead pending burial. No charge will be made. The need of this Innovation is clear and pressing. Thousands of Londoners live . in one-roomed tene ments; and when death . occurs are forced for the time to live with their dead. There are also still about a thousand underground rooms occu pied by j the poor. It is hoped that other borough councils will follow the example of Holborn. " RANCHMAN DIES IN P0STH0LE Californian Falls Into Excavation and -. Is Suffocated, Being' Unable to ; Extricate Himself. Stockton, Cal. Romain Moll, a wealthy rancher of this county, met an unusual and tragic death.' , ' ' ; ' Moll and his foreman returned to his ranch near Escalon after attend ing to business matters In Stockton. Moll started i0 vraXk. to Escalon. He cut across the fields and while walk ing hear the Tidewater & Southern railroad stumbled over a ; mound of dirt and fell head first into a .post hole. -" :;. : - The hole - was about two feet wide and. six feet deep. - Moll was unable to get out and. was suffocated. ' .' His -body was found by Bisection crew. The men noticed a little dog standing on the track. They followed the dog, which took them to the place where his master had met his death. if m ' HIS SENSE OF SMELL KEEN King George Detects the Odor of Onions When HI Couriers En- " ter Room. , London. "Hawkins, you've been eat ing onions," angrily exclaimed King Edward to his sergeant-footman one day at Biarritz, according to Edward VIFs motor mechanic, C. W. Stamper. Stamper confessed that the sergeant-footman, the knight-courier and the postmaster lunched heartily . on beefsteak and onions one day and soon afterward the king wanted to see the postmaster, so the courier, named Fehr, called the sergeant-footman, and the king was proceeding to tell him, when he stopped short, lookod at the man and then accused him of eating onions. "No, your majesty," protested . th courier. "Yes, you have. I'm sure you have. Send Mr. Hiley here at once and Mr. Fehr." . .. "Yes, your majesty." The sergeant-footman withdrew and presently Postmaster Hiley was an nounced. The king called him to his side and was beginning to re,4 to him a telegram he wanted him to dispatch when he burst out: "Hiley, you're been eating onions! "No, your majesty," said the post master instinctively recoiling. "Yes, you have; it'B disgraceful." The courier then entered the room and approached very wearily, but his majesty's sense of smell was keen, and all Fear's efforts to suppress the facts in the case were unavailing. The king looked up sharply, sat back in his chair and groaned: "I'm damned if you haven't been eating onions, too!" BONES OF GREAT ANTIQUITY Smithsonian . Official Delving for Fos sils Near Cumberland, Mid. Many "Finds" Made. .Cumberland, Md. James W. Gidley, assistant curator in the National mu seum, Washington, assisted by Ray mond W. Armbruster, a local fossil ex pert, has been working several days in the pit above Burkey's near Corri- gansville, this . county, about four miles from Cumberland, unearthing fossilized animal bones supposed to be thousands of years old. . The traces of the fossils were die covered last November by Mr. Arm bruster. who notified the Smithsonian author! ties A minor investigation was made, resulting in some valuable finds. The present , quest has not been dis appointing, some wonderful discover ies having been made, it 14 said, with the end, not yet in sight' The bones are in perfect condition and scientists believe they are work ing on one of the greatest fotisil finds in the history of the country. . The marrow of the bones . Is crystallized and has the appearance of clusters of diamonds or quartz. BUY TIMARCHUS SILVER COIN British Museum Acquires Relic of Babylon Is Very R.are and Highly Prized.. V London. The British museum has Just acquired a silver coin ol! Timar chus. Satrap of Babylon, part of , the Syrian empire. V TImarchus -on the death "of ' the .reigning king cf Syria, Antiochus XV., In 162 B. C, usurped the throne, refusing .to acknowledge Demetrius and his wife, Laodice, the legitimate successors. TImarchus reigned only one year, during which time he struck a few "coins, which are now very rare. . Of these one la a unique gold coin now In tho Berlin museum; another a unique silver coin of one drachm, which is in the Brit lsh museum. Until recently no speci men of the larger four drachm silver coin was known to exist except' one, which had been taken by thie legiti mate rulers, Demetrius and his wife, and restruck with their portraits. Last year a coin bearing the effigy? of TIm archus was sold at an auction, in Ger many, and another example, taken to the British museum a short tllme ago, has now been secured for the national collection. ' ' . i t r - , -' '-'V ;:i :. MUST ALWAYS PRAY Wisdom of the Master Evinced ! in His Words "Ask, and Ye Shall Receive." MEN ought always to pray- The .Master said so. He -knew what was in man, and. needed not that any should tell him.'; He knew what help - was in the unseen . world available through prayer, for. he had tested it to the full. He prayed himself. He had more to say about prayer than any other speaker whose words stand recorded in' the Bible. He would go apart in the mountains and pray all night. His efficiency in this spiritual exercise was so manifest that on one occasion, when he had ceased his devotions, his disciples came to him, saying, "Lord, teach us to pray." " It is sufficient that the One whom the most enlightened and progressive portions of the world havo with one accord selected as the Ideal Man, was thus conspicuously a man of prayer. Human life in highest reaches of moral achievement, prays. : If Jesus had not prayed, he would not stand today even in the eyes of those whose habits of prayer are fitful and feeble, as the Perfect Man. The. man who offers to God a sin cere and thoughtful prayer brings the best that is in him to its best. While he. prays, he breathes the air which is native to the noblest type of char acter. The noxious gases in the mine settle to the ground because they are heavier than pure air. The dog fol lowing at the heels of his master will inhale them until he falls in a stupor. The- tall man, standing high er, breathing an upper and a purer air, passes on unharmed. The attitude of prayer is the act of a man rising to what higher level of thought and feeling where Vhat quality of life which most clearly differentiates him from the brutes finds its native air. Sets in Motion a New' Force. The man who prays enables God to more fully bestow his helpfulness upon that beseeching life. You may hold a magnifying glass in your hand and concentrate the rays of the sun upon your coat sleeve until you have burned a hole in it The sun shines steadily with that same power, no matter, how your glass may be .held. But it makes a profound difference in utilizing the rays of the sun whether the glass be held squarely toward the sun and the rays focused upon the object to be ignited, whether the glass be clean or half covered with mud. The act of prayer cleanses the . life. It also brings the moral aspiration, the human affection, the kindly, inter est of the man who prays squarely and fairly before God's moral Interest By that very fact the rays of divine af fection are concentrated and. focused upon jthe objects of 5ur prayerful in terest until they become effective. , The man who prays introduces a new force Into a given situation, which enters decisively into the de termination of the issue. When the child's balloon is growing stale, it tends to settle to the floor by the pow er of gravitation Yet a single breath, soft, unseen, but real, will carry it to the ceiling. There is no violation of natural law here, but the introduced of a higher force which alters the situation. "Ask, and Ye Shall Receive." We have not reduced the possibil ities of. this prayer-force acting with in . the large uniformities of God to anything like an exact science. We have not reduced to an exact science t&a influence of a mother's love upon her children, nor the subtle effect of a man's good name upon his prospects for success in the world, ncr the re sults upon the physical process of di gestion of a cheerful habit of mind. But the fact that all these beneficent forces shade off into mystery does not incline us to refuse the. help, of the mother's love or the good name ' or the cheerful habit of mind, simply be cause we cannot measure their re sults with a foot rule or lay them out by metes and bounds. It suffices the farmer to know that if he sows he will reap; ? The harvests in prospect are sufficiently sure to make his hope of a' return an encour agement to effort N True Christians, assured by the promises of the Master and by an 'ever-widening volume of religious experience, continue to "asK" knowing that they!" will "re ceive." They "seek," knowing that they will "find." They perseveringly "knock," knowing that the doors will open into the treasury house of the Unseen.' -; It was said of One, "As h prayed, the fashion of . his countens.nce was altered." .His face changed tinder the power of his devotion. Thi look of sympathy and of spiritual Interest' in the face of any -man is sktrtched in finer lines when he becomes a man of prayer. - And there is , a cogency and a persuasive note In the vsry voice of a man who prays; It carries in its very tones the subtle and command ing .accent of spiritual veracity. The soul of the prayerful man moves upon its royal way with the strength of ten because it has been empowered from on high with the enduement received in prayer. Rev. Charles R. r Brown, I.D. . i A word unspoken is, like lie sword in the scabbard, thine; if veated, thy sword is in another's hands.: If thou dUisire to be held wise, be sc wise us tq: hold thy tongue. Quarles' - ;;r.," - Promises sometimes tempt; friends, but only performances will ktep them! W. S. Rovston. A Magazine Bazar. Money making schemes- are always ln-demand for church fairs, and this one, suggested by Julia Benedict, seems to me to be practical and would have a touch of novelty so requisite in these days when there seems to be scarcely anything new. I would sug gest that each of the magazines rep resented should be written to (adver tising manager) and see if a liberal commission would not be allowed on all 8Ubscriptions'taken, and no doubt they would be glad to furnish posters and placards that could be used In the decortaive part ofthe booths. They will also furnish subscription blanks. I have enlarged upon the idea, and in dividual committees must arrange to suit their convenience. Have "The Literary Digest" be the supper room, fcr to be a success a supper should be a part of the plan, and then let "Good Housekeeping" have all sorts of things for the house, like dustless dusters, ironing holders, utility bags, broom bags, . wash cloths, kitchen aprons, etc ..The dustless dusters are made of either white or black cheese cloth dipped in a preparation made of equal parts' of kerosene and paraffin oil. Dip them and hang out doors to dry at least twenty-four hours before they are to be folded and put up in manila envelopes. They should sell for twenty cents. t "Table Talk" or "What to Eat" should have home made jellies, cakes, pies and candies for sale and any oth er home made viands that will selL Take orders for cakes, etc., to be de livered when needed. "The Woman's Home Companion" may have all sorts of sewing necessi ties needle books, work baskets, cases of scissors, work bags, etc. For the "Ladies' World" the dainty lin gerie, so dear to every woman's heart, handkerchiefs, filmy tea aprons and any other feminine belongings, such as boudoir caps, satin garters, fancy bags and bed pillows of finest white material made np over pink, and blue satin slips. "St. Nicholas" will have articles for Christmas with "Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus" and their assistants to take charge. Have evergreen trees, plen tifully sprinkled with cotton and dia mond -dust, red candles and an abund ance of tree ornaments. In fact, if it can be so arranged, it would be a good plan to have some of the articles for sale attached to the tree. "Little Folks" or any preferred magazine de voted to wee children should be the booth devoted to infants' wear, wee hot water bottles, prettily covered with pink and blue outing flannel or eider down will have a ready sale as well as fine wash cloths of cheese cloth PARISIAN GOWN ?i O ' f "Tl"'r"' ' j V -i s 1 - i jy" J ? '1 ' :l ; . c " J ; MODEL OF CERISE FLOWERED CREPE AND CHIFFON. feather stitched In silk. Lace and net bags filled with rolls of cotton, each tied with baby' ribbon should sell for fifty or seventy-five cents, and they are most attractive. If a can of tal cum powder Is put on the bags with1 the cotton "fluffs" they should sell for a dollar. These are new and practi cal. ; Have a tea room for the "Modern Priscllla," with girls in Puritan cos tumes to serve. Other magazines may be used if occasion demands. A Hobby Party. We all have hobblee whether we ride the "horse" hard or not there is always just some one thing we like to do or to have better than anything else; so to enliven a church social the entertainment committee asked each guest to wear an article to represent his or her favorite fad. There was the boy who had the stamp collecting fever at Its height, he appeared with a stamp for a scarf pin, another, glued on to a huge ring as a setting, four or five glued to his coat lapel in lieu of a bouquet The silk quilt worker had her frock plentifully patched with silk squares of the patterns she was mak ing or desired to make and the would be artist had water color and pen and ink sketches on her dress with a which had marine scenes upon it. The airship fiend had a miniature flying machine (found at the toy coun ter) worn around hie neck and the golf suit The sailor boy was in white duck with. a "middy" cap and the young miss who was learning to cook carried a ring and chain from which dangled, spoons, egg beater, flour sift er, etc. It is needless to say that this was the merriest kind of a party, far different from the average church so cial. There was no lack of animated conversation and to make things more interesting when all sat down to re freshments, . which were served at small tables, each one was asked to tell in two minutes the merits of his especial hobby This meeting turned out to be quite an exchange not only of ideas, but of, materials, for every one found out what the other fellow was interested in and eome saved stamps and others silk pieces and others gave cherished recipes and all found even those whom they thought dull and Btupid were most interesting when led to talk upon what was uppermost to them. A Bachelor Girl's "Shower." Just because we are not married Our lovers too long having tarried Is no reason we can see 1 Why we 6hould not showered be! After, this convincing rhyme cams an invitation fromPoUy and her best girl chum who decided to keep house for the summer to come to their "moving in" party on the day and date given.- "Polly" said she didn't see why they should not have some of the fun ex perienced by engaged girls and brides and they needed just the self same things even though they were doomed (by choice) to single blessedness. It all turned out a very jolly ('affair. Pic tures were put up, dishes unpacked, washed and put on the shelves of the tiny china closet. The guests brought shelf paper, hammer and tacks, cans of ' delicacies for the "emergency" closet, broom bags and brooms and all sorts of articles that would go to make up a "miscellaneous shower." MME. MERRI. GREATLY ADMIRED . I J ''