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MAKING HOME CHEERFDL.
AN EASY WAY OF PROVIDING AMUSEMENT FOR YOUNG AND OLD . Fin and Entertainment for AU-A Concert or Minstrel Show at Vour Own Fireside. The editor of this magazine has frequently urged his readers to do all thev can* towards making the home as cheerful as possible for all the family. Now I want to tell you how you can cheer and brighten your home In a simply wonderful way. Read what Thomas A. Edison the world’s greatest inventor “the wizard of the 20th Century” has c i: “I want to see a phonograph in every American home.” If yon have never had a genuine phonograph in your home you can not imagine what a wonderful pleas ure it will bo to you. “What pieces can I hear on a phono graph?” some may ask. Well, you can bear almost anything. There are 1500 genuin ■ Edison gold moulded records and you can have your choice of these. Suppose you got some vaudeville records reproducing to absolute per fection the greatest comic artists. Then take some band music, Sousa’s Marches, Waltzes by Strauss, soul stirring lively music; then grand opera eoncerl pieces as well as the finest vocal solos; also comic songs, ragtime, dialogs, comic recitations, piano, organ, violin, banjo and o* instrumental music: all kinds of sacred music, duets, quartettes, full choruses. The Edison records are perfect— absolutely natural —and unlike tbe in ferior though higher priced records of others tlie Edison records never be come rasping and scratchy. The smooth, round sapphire point of the Edison Reproducer does not require changin it does not wear it self or the record with which it comes in contact. Consequently, Edison Gold Moulded Records last for years. This is a feature that merits the ost care ful attention of the prospective pur chaser. Possibly you have heard “talking machines” and have not cared much for them, but remember that There are machines that reproduce only sound and noise; the sweetness, and the perfect expression for which you prize music are reproduced only by the modern Edison Phonograph and the Edison Gold Moulded Records. These qualities distinguish (he Edison Phono graph from all its imitations. Pun For Your Picnics t Songs and band pieces and dance music to fill the air. carrying the sound over meadow and lake Don’t you want a phoaograpU to enliven your picnics Eds summer? This wonderful instrument, we think, is far, far better than a piano or onran. though costing only one-fourth or one-eighth as much; for it gives yon endless variety, it always plays per fectly and anybody can play it. with an Edison phonograph in your home you can arrange a concert at any time with just such a programme as brings $1 and $2 a seat in the opera houses of a big city. Following arc some specimen pro grammes for entertainments, hundreds of others may be made up from the catalogue that Mr. Babsou will send you free on request: A Minstrel Entertainment. 8632 Uncle Sammy—March—Edison and. 8844 Down Tennessee barn Dance —Intro- ducing male chorus, banjo accompaniment— Edison Orchestra. 8631 Alabama Minstrels—lntroducinr r Ballad “Down in Mobile, Long Ago,” funny stories, and male chorus—Edison Modern Minstrels. 8841 I’ve Got A Peelin’ tor Yeu—Ossman Banjo Trio. 8613 Dear Old Girl —Tenor Solo—Mao Ponough. 8672 Georgia Minstrels—lntroducing “Uncle Billy's Dream.” joke and chorus —Edison Modern Minstrels. 81 is Characteristic Negro Medley—. ,Ae Quartette. 8069 My Little Dinah Lee —Baritone Soo, banjo accompaniment-—Bob Roberts. 8536 Bells Solo—“Eeaumaric” —Albert Benz- Icr. 7532 Kathleen Mavourncen —Male Quartette. 8326 Echoes of Minstrelsy—Edison Modern Minstrels. An Evening Concert. 57 Overture To William Tell—Edison Con cert Band. 8120 Roosevelt’s Rough Rider March— Edison Military Band, T 574 Sing Again That Sweet Refrain—Tenor Solo —Harry' MacDonough. 8080 Selection from the Chinese Honey moon”—Peerless Orchestra. 7045 Little Darling, Dream Of Me —Edison Male Quartette. 7253 Polonaise Brilliant—Clarinet Solo William Tuson. 7724 Barn Dance from “Florodora” —Peerless Orchestra. 0010 Good Night, Beloved, Good Night Edison Male Quartette. 87 51 Without Your Love, Ah, Let Me Die— Cut off This Coupon NOW I XYou willreadilv see how this Free Trial Offer is crowding the Edison factory where fi.ooo Edison Phonographs are now made every week, and if you S. <X want prompt shipment X, in cis i" you order, _ write for free Ed ; * Coupon X son catalogs today. x ~ . Tear off Coupon _ “ . X. < r . at once and Gustavus Cabson \ °\ Q send it Mgr.EdisonPhonographDistrs. \ today. 149-151 Michigan Ave. Dept. 456 G Chicaco, l!l. \ Without anv obligations to me please X send me your Complete catalog of \ Edison Gem, Edison Standard. Edison X. Home an l Edison Triumph Phonographs. N free circulars of New Special Kdisou Out fits and Complete Catalog of Edison gold moulded records, ail free, prepaid. \ame__„ . Address . Contralto Solo —Mi's Corrine Morgan. 8439 Intermezzo from “Cavaiieria Rusti cana” —Edison Orchestra. _ 8394 Violets, Transcription l —Piano Solo Albert Benzier. . 8066 Tbe Shade of The Palms—Baritone Solo—Frank C. Stanley. •745S Thru You’ll Remember Me—Violin— Chas. D’Almaine. v>4 Anvil Chorus, “II Trovatore”—ladison MT-itii’y Band. A Sunday Concert. 5854 Ring The Bells of Heaven—Chimes 30 Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” Edison Concert Band. . 8427 Lord’s Prayer and Gloria Patn—Men delssohn Mixed Quartette. 8265 Talroage on Miracles. 8503 Praise Ye, from “ Yttila” —Metropolitan Mixed Trio. P3OB Infiamatus, from # Stahat Mater Bohumir Kryl. 8332 Ixist Chord—Edison Male __ Quartette. 7625 Lead, Kindly Lh’ht —Ed-.son Male Quar ter’c. 8104 Old Church Organ—Edison Concert Rock of Ages— Campbell and Harrison. 7590 Holy City—Violin Solo —Charles D’AI- The Glory Song—Anthony and Har -11 8422 Refuge—Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette. Or if you like dancing you can ar range a dance in your home or iu any hall; for the Edison phonograph is loud enough. Furthermore with the Edison phono graph you can make your own records reproducing to perfection your own voices and the voices of your friends and children. These records you can keep for years and years, having the voices of the absent ones always with you. If you do not own an Edison, you do not know what you have missed; if you have never heard one entertain, you do not know what a treat awaits you. FREE to ail owners of pl uographs who state style and number of their machine, we will send free prepaid, copy of the Edison Phonogram Month ly (subscription price 20 cents) telling you how to make your machine play better, how to oil it, how to make your own records, etc. Many valuable pointers free. We also exchange genuine Edison phonographs fur old talking machines. Mr. Edison Says: The Phonograj is Mr. Edison’s pet and hobby. Though he has . invented ' -■ rot,tin- ‘cv jaKstfi < in tin; i lionograph Company, and wh.ah lie owns |,ra> ticaiiy j§mSm t v' share of ' tot Mi. l.dison !•: the wonderful pleasure jßmßm/ H| v ' ''^BPSSnBHnkS his instrument h^ I i B*i |||| iB Sf# fl* PPj Read every word 1 /RE AD,WHAT ! M IHjEj J. IVIiLLI ~ Here are Just a lew of the hun- While this Offer lasts every responsible, reliable person can pet on free • dredsoi letters constantly reach trial a genuine Edison Fhonograph including 12 Edison genuine gold-moulded accepted the Free Trial offer — records, direct from us to your home: positively not a cent m advance— no deposit— no bother with C. O. D. —no formality of any kind. We allow 48 hours' free trial at people ere when they get the your home; and in rural districts up to a week if necessary for convenience of patrons. 0 OD ° B ‘* ip on reetr * . , ~ - j. 4i „ 4**.* <.4^ F!nd enclosed my first payment on Try the instrument ct your home , 'play the stirring iuciltz€S % the tivo~stej'S % concert PtionofrrapiE Accept my many thanks Pieces, minstrel dialogs, old-fashioned hymns and other religious music, beautiful vocal solos, operatic airs and other beaut if id Edison gold-moulded records, I lay all these to the letter of your agreement, and if then you do not care to keep this wonderful Edison outfit, send the instrument f n TO e v t P ry u larT^l" LTule a uhTm hack at our expense —and we will charge you absolute.y nothing for the trial. answering an letters as to you and c/i*wv MV r * . . . your Instruments. We make this remarkably liberal offer to all responsible, reliable parties because we know that E. b. Hale, Webster Groves, Mo. after trial hardly anybody everreturns an Edison outfit. When trying it you will see at once the vast j rPOelvf>(J the Edison p honoprflp h 1 sunerioritv of the genuine Edison. particularly our new Special Edison OUilitS, over ordinary talking ordered* short time ago, and win say machines; you and your family and everybody that calls at your house will be more than pleased way. I am a farmer, and It seenia I constantly amused and entertained and you would not part with the instrument if it cost twice or three times what we ask. Read what the Editor of this paper says in first column of this page. : think we should all thank Mr. Edison I for the great pleasure Lis musical _ _ . -a- ■■■■ r ! a 5 n !' "' ! —H wonder affords U3. Music for the and jmd I kin^ tifyou have tried U 0 Faruu.n be.. Omaha, Nebr. the Instrument ~ .. . .. “* V Received Instrument today, every in J’OUr home. I*—- *■ “‘“i - thing lust as yon stated it w ould be. N * W ould not soil it now for *50.00. jtt WMk jar m para TBTTT E. I), Edison, Tacoma, Wosh fly M ii ift |%/| Ift |\| |ft H n T .T B pi SB sag f I w HL rn W J. ft B. S There has l-eu a crowd at my house B B B B * *Bi * • ** * t. every night since I re -ived your 818 B B outtiU (Mayor) E. w. v, niton, mm w V XT Now Pays for a Genuine Edison Phonograph Ontfit includinfr one dozen genuine Edison gold-moulded records. $3.00 a month and In every home?* l would not think of j upward for larger outfits. The great Edison Outfit No. 5 for only $3.50 a monthl tric-vTit. Hans Christensen, j This Easy-Payment Offer places a genuine Edison ” “ ~ ~ I 1 I People whom I consider judges of Phonograph —long known U the luxury ol the rich- Nfl DISCOUnt fOT CBSft. S&4S’SSXTUtSSSSI within the reach of everyone —and because we charge chasers are taking advantage of this oppor- they have ever heard. on r v the lowest net cash Prices without even interest tunity to secure direct the finest Edison E. j. Carter, spring Lake, n. y. on monthly payments, the rich art also taking adrare tage of this modern method of sa <■* again to say tbat we can give no cash dl9 ‘ cJt payment. i y w : , so u 5 pleased zr/j; c „„ instruments on the EASY-FA YMh:,IN I PLAIN. count, for the prices in our catalog are the with your machine that i di.t not wait tsuisoni lowest net cash prices established by Mr. for your bin, but paid at once. CUT OFF THIS COUPON NOW! throughout the country are positively pro- JI — . , . j j „ . bibited from selling Genuine Edison Phono- To assure prompt shipment m case you order, ao not grat'hs below these catalog prices, our Read also what fail to wnte AT ONCE for the free Edison catalogs. patrons will recognize that we ourselvcfi the Editor ol c^v K Remember —no money in advance-Free Trial- cannot aflord to violate this rule. this pa per yg‘ _ ‘ do deposit! Clip the coupon now and mail it today. nrs'ico* Os. GUSTAVUS BABSON, Mgr., Edison Phonograph Olstrs. ?■' “ m Dept. 466G149-15f Michigan Avo., CHICAGO, ILL. | — 1 ii Jzi Wy • X I 'h, B 'i' or <^*SSKSSS fW OLD MAINE HOW YODHG. ((Continued from Proceeding Page.) in mind in almost every instance, re lying upon the “back-haul” for their profit. The farmers as well as the paper mill workers and others in moderate circumstances are intelligent, thrifty people; many of them owning and occupying their homes which are mod els of their kind. At Rumford Falls, above referred to, almost an ideal con dition exists, according to a writer JBgjg '■•■vffec. ■ it MW 7r,s<K /> A ' N ■••••*. .- w - . •• :/■ HAULING A BIG FELLOW TO THE MILL in the Review of Reviews. Beautiful winding streets have been laid out and attractive cottages with splendid lawns and shade trees erected for the paper-mill employees. These cottages are rented for an amount that little more than pays taxes, interest and a charge for maintenance, and should the amount paid more than meet these re quirements the surplus is returned to the tenant at the end of the year. Un der this arrangement every man haa a personal interest in keeping the tAT rate of the town down to the low* est possible figure and also in taking the best care of his premises. But one man is responsible for this beautiful city which is situated upon an island in the Androscoggin River, and he owns almost the entire busi ness section of the town. Less than twenty years ago Hugh J. Chisholm saw the immense possibilities of Maine, and although without money at that time, he managed to interest people of means and built the great paper mills of Rumford Falls. The Falls at this point are ten feet higher than those of Niagara and, as has been said, develop a magnificent amount of power. Mr. Chisholm cer tainly made no miscalculation when he selected this place as a spot es pecially adapted for the purposes of paper-making. The city contains splendid hotels, banka and public buildings. Many of the persons employed in the city re side in the “suburbs” which are reach ed by means of bridges. Were it not for the fact that Rum ford Falls is an up-to-date busy, bust ling place with all the life and activ ity of a western boom-town, one could almost imagine himself in Ven ice. From your hotel window you may look down upon the river and canal with great quantities of logs floating down to be devoured by the mills and later to be sent out in the form of newspapers. The city contains about 7000 inhab itants and almost all available space is taken, but beyond doubt new sec tions wall be constantly opened and streets be connected by bridges. New Golf Rale, Dennis O’Flnnnigan was walking along a road beside a golf links when he was suddenly struck between the j shoulders by a golf ball. The force of the blow almost knocked him down. When he recovered he obsereved a golfer running toward him. “Are you hurt?” asked the player. “Why didn’t you get out of the way?” “An’ why should I get out of the way?” asked Dennis, “I didn’t know there were any bloody assassins round here.” “But I called ‘fore,* ” said the player, “and when I say ‘fore.’ that is a sign for you to get out of the way.” “Oh. it is, is it?” said Dennis. “Well, thin, whin I say ‘foive,’ it is a sign that yon are going to get bit on the nose. ‘Foive.’ ” AFRICAN PYGMIES. LONDON INSPECTS SIX SMALL INDIVIDUALS FROM THE CON GO COUNTRY . Men Average Pour Feet Six. and Women About Four Feet in Height— Without Religion, Cos Naked and have Peculiar Customs. London town is very much interest ed in six small human beings who have recently arrived from Africa. Colonel Harrison, an officer in the British Army, has brought with him from the Ituri forests of the Belgium Congos a half dozen pygmies. Colonel Harrison went last* year into the Ituri forest, also known as Stanley forest, hoping to capture one or more okapis. This part of his ex pedition was a failure. On the other hand, he succeeded in living four months amid the pygmies and per suaded four men and two women of the tribe to accompany him to Europe. The long journey has been accomp lished by the six dwarfs in the face of a thousand difficulties. Colonel Harrison and bis proteges were de tained at Khartoum and later at Cairo for several weeks, certain English philanthropic societies having earnest ly opposed their expatriation. The ex plorer was obliged to prove to the British Government that the dwarfs were with him voluntarily. The six pygmies were of course duly measured by the English anthropolo gists on their arrival in London. Their mean height was 4 feet 6 inches for men and 4 feet 1 inch for women. The Congo Pygmies are very strong and also brave without being gener ally aggressive, although Colonel Har rison reports that last winter, during his stay in the forest of Ituri, a party of pygmies attacked a Belgian cara van, killing seventeen carriers and plundering the goods. They are no mads, having neither fields nor houses, and live only on game and wild fruits. Their household utensils are limited to a few earthen saucepans, In which they cook game without taking the trouble to skin it. They eat the skin as well as the moat, even breaking the bones with their teeth. Are Sons of Nature. They walk about completely un clothed. Only among the tribes that live on the confines of the forest and have relations with the negroes of greater stature, do the women wear a girdle of leaves. Both the men and women shave the head partially; some cut straight paths across their wooly hair; others dress it with birds’ feathers or squirrel tails. Tney bare absolutely no religious In stincts and believe in neither God nor devil. They generally practice polyg amy. As with the Chinese, the birth of a girl is regarded as a calamity. Strangely enough, the young mothers sometimes steel the new-born children of the neighboring tribes of normal stature, leaving their own babes in exchange. Last of a Great Ra^e, “The P3'gmios do not live to a great age,” said Col. Harrison. “Life is hard in the somber Congo forests; nature is a pitiless task-master to this remnant of the race that once peopled the greater part of Africa. The rain that falls in torrents for eight months transforms the ground into a marsh. It may be added that the pygmies are remarkably intelligent, that they appear to have the gift of language to an incredible degree, that they excel in the art of extracting iron from the ore, of forging it, and of making arrow heads of it without other tools than round stones. i .. i 1 ■" ■■ Electricity to be Cheaper. An Invention of the greatest im portance, which will effect a revolution in the industrial world, has been made by a Roman electrician, Adolph Tome, who has succeeded in solving the prob lem of storing electrical energy. His invention will make it possible to transmit an electric current with a loss of a little less than 2 per cent, no matter how great the distance. It will be possible, for instance, to supply heat, licht and power for all purposes to the city of Paris with electricity generated by the waterfalls of Switerland at a price that will drive all the present electric companies out of business. ’ An American syndicate is said to I have offered the inventor $1,000,000 for the American patent, but the offer has not been accepted. IN ICT GREENLAND. Boyhood Customs tn the Cold North— A Good Hunter at Six Years of Age. Truly It fares strangely with the “little man,” far beyond the bounda ries of Uncle Sam’s own land. So strangely, indeed, that he i s really a little man years before the American mothers “little man” has developed into her “big boy.” Just as soon as the first son of a west coast of Greenland Eskimo had been weaned, ia his fourth year, his father had p.TTcd in his hands toy bird darts and harpoons. “Play with them long, little one,” the provident father cautioned wisely. “Life is hard in the land of the eternal snows, and it will no only a short time before thou wilt be called on to do thy full share in fighting for the sustenance of the family.” For the next five years the child, with a cunning bred in him. through no one knows how many generations, crept noiselessly upon small birds, even bringing them down with stones when he tired of plying his darts. HJ stall in this direction grew so wonderfully that his little hands soon learned to throw unerringly his diminutive har poon at birds swimming in the inluui or into the black bodies of seals, towed by his father, coming home in his kaiak from the hunting fields of the sea. The Little Eskimo Man* The boy is now eleven years old. For two years he has spent a large part of his time playing kaiak-man in his fath er’s kaiak. Now his father, having proudly watched his son gradually gain a good working knowledge of the boat, has decided to have a kaiak built for the boy. So the father takes his son to the shore and they walk along it for a distance of several miles, gathering drift wood, the boy meanwhile being in structed in the art of selecting the proper kind of material for the frame of a kaiak. That afternoon, with the little man lending a helping hand now and then, the big man puts together the ribs of the boat. Bright and early the follow ing morning the boy’s mother and her friends, all chattering gaily, stretch over the ribs a fine seal skin, made pliable by much diligent chewing on the mother’s part. As they stretch it they sew it in place, so that when the last stitch is taken the skin is taut everywhere; the kaiak perfect in every detail. The father is mightily pleased, and he shows it by passing around hot cof fee to all those who have worked on the kaiak. While this is being drunk, the child struts into their midst a verit able bundle of skins. He has on a diminutive wholejacket, with a hood over his head, the sleeves have mittens, his boots reach to his hips over skin trousers. The only part of his body exposed is his eyes and roundabout. By this time the father has placed in their respective positions on the kaiak lance, harpoon bladder, coiled harjjoon line, kaiak knife, bladder-dart, bird-dart, throwing-slicking harpoou. The boy lays hold of tho kaiak, and with a lusty shout hauls it to the water’s edge. He thrusts his legs in the round hole in the middle, meant for the purpose. He finds, as should be the case, that the opening is just the circumference of his thighs. In a jiffy he fastens the bottom of his wholejacket to the kaiak ring around the rim of the hole and raised slightly above it. He makes a quick movement with his two-bladed paddle, and is off for his initial voyage in his very own kaiak. Value of His Training. Rough is the sea. Still tho “little man” battles successfully with the waves for the better part of five min utes, riding them like a duck. Then he unexpectedly finds himself in tho trough of the sea —and the next in stant the kaiak is bottom side up and the boy is hanging head downward in ihe water. But the little man has not played about his father’s kaiak In vain. As he feels the boat capsizing he seizes one end of his paddle in his right hand and with the left he grasps the shaft as near the middle as his short arms will let him. As he holds his breath for dear life, he places the paddle along the kaiak’s side, with the pad dle’s free end pointing toward the bow. Pushing this end sharply out to the side and bending his body well for ward toward the inverted deck, be makes a strong, circular sweep of the paddle—and presto: here he is again right side up and with not a drop <>£ water in his kaiak or beneath his akin clothing. For this dry condition he aeo* to thank the chap who long ago con ceived the idea of fastening the bottom of the wholejacket to a kaiak ring, and to his mother far lu/on .y making his seagoing garment waterproof. Twice more, before be points his craft, built somewhat litle a scull, not a whit broader, and even more diffi cult to keep afloat in the rough water, toward the watchers on the shore, he goes under, but rights himself each time in a moment. He lands expertly, unfastens his wholejacket, lifts him self proudly out of his boat, and, shak ing himself like a puppy, runs gaily toward his father and mother. “In a short while,” says the father proudly, “thou wilt be able to right thyself with nothing except thy tongue —thy hands, thy lance, anything, i! thou shouldest lose thy paddle.” The boy’s eyes brighten wonderfully at the words of great praise. Two days later they are even brighter, as he paddles aw r ay with his father to the hunting grounds of the seal far out on the dark sea. Life has now begun in earnest for him. He is a little man from now on. Cosent Reasoning Teacher —“Now a monologue is * recitation in which one person, taucs part; a dialogue is one where tw® persons take part. Can anyone another example?” Bright boy—“l’ve got one. A cat alogue is where a cat goes in for night serenade, with other catswh * you’re tryiu’ to sleep.