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ECHO BUILDING. BAY ST. LOUIS, .... MISS. CHAS. G. MOREAU, Editor and Proprietor. Lon; Distance Phone Ns, 3. Subscription : SI.OO Per Year, la Advance. KJJ!"-i„ _ ■!■'!!. ... . .. . J ' "The porpoise is the boldest war rior of the sea,” says a magazine writer. Curl papers put love to - the test even more than poverty, laments the Birmingham Age-Herald. If the ocean rate war keeps up, sug gests the New York Tribune, crossing the Atlantic will soon be cheaper than staying at home. The American Cultivator asserts that: Who does his full part to im prove farm methods is a missionary of the gospel of progress. Oklahoma counted in, the Elec toral College will have 453 votes. Of those ballots 242 will be necessary to the choice of the new President of the United States. Now that dirigible balloons are showing how easy it will be for such craft to sail over a city or a fort and drop bomba into it, we shall presently have some fine demonstration of how easy it is to detect a balloon's approach and to blow it to smither eens with a well aimed rocket, pre dicts the New York Tribune. It is scarcely conceivable that a balloon could operate successfully until it got well within cannon range of the ob ject of its attack, and it is not easy to conceive anything much more vul nerable to attack than an airship of any kind. The most remarkable thing con cerning Arthur Burrows, England’s oldest barrister, -who has just entered his ninety-sixth year, is that his lon gevity seems due, in no small meas ure, to hard work, says Tit Bits. For years he denied himself the pleasure of a day’s holiday excepting on Sun- ! days, and even now may be seen three or four times a week at his chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. Followers of the simple life point with pride to Mr. Burrows, who is a foe to most forms of luxury. Of late years he has dis pensed with tobacco and stimulants, and retains good health on the plain est of food. And yet this wonderful old man, who has lived in five reigns and under seventeen Prime Ministers, can give lessons in walking to many younger ones, and spends hour? watching cricket matches. The following Is a striking edito rial in the New York American: A London cablegram says that W. H, Horne, a professional golfer, has made a drive of 381 yards. After bragging about It at some length, the cablegram says further “The re ported drive of 374 yards in America 'by Walter J. Travis is not regarded as authenticated by British golfers.’’ That sounds familiar. Somehow few records of any kind made in America are regarded as “authentic” by the British. Our oarsmen are “profes sionals” and unworthy to compete in England; our yachts have “too much lead In their keels;” our sportsmen are unsportsmanlike when they win, and our national game cannot be compared with cricket. It really does not matter whether American records are regarded as “authenticated” by the British or not. They are Ameri can records just the same—and Eng land has a mighty hard time beating them. Apropos of the automobile and the horse drawn carriage, the following from Vogue, a journal of fashion, hits the nail on the head, according to the opinion of many who drive for pleas ure: “There is something lacking in dignity in the motor car. It has its good points, and possibly after a few years It will become less the unwieldy machine It now is, and perhaps it will be a little less common. But a machine, no matter how perfect it may'be in Its appointments, will never have the chic, the smartness of a ve hicle which is drawn by blooded horses. There can be convenience, speed and comfort in the machinery and its accomplishments, but it savors too much of the workshop to be aristocratic. As enjoyable as a trip through the Northern Middle States by motor car Is at this time of the year. It lacks the prestige of the coach and its various relays of horses and different posting places. There is a cheery exhilaration produced by the coach horn that can never be even imitated by the most strident or complicated of steam whistles. But for the present the motor car is hailed in this land as a sure indica tion of prosperity, and on account of its noise and its show and the im pression it makes upon the crowd and ignorant people there are many beggars on horseback, so to speak, who ride in automo'biles. All this is but typical of the age. We all want ;o make a show. We must get be fore the public. The craze for no toriety I* one of the signs of the 40M, and none seems free from It*” o Plants | That Mans Presence 1 Afforf* —\ jk By Howard J. Shannon. r ,q/w OHERE are two classes of plants which are incited by man’s presence to describe certain definite movements. One class, the sensitive-plants, retract their leaflets as we ap proach them as if they resented any attempt at closer Inti macy, while the other class, comprising all those vines which develop climbing organs called tendrils, will reach out toward us if we place our hands in contact with them, and will even use a finger as a*support to climb upon. We know that these tendrils will wind just as readily about a twig or a grass stem, but as one feels these sensitive strands multiply their encircling coils about one’s fingers, there almost seems to be established be tween us and the vegetable world a more intimate relationship than has ever existed before. Tendrils are indeed capable of exhibiting faculties and going through ev olutions more wonderful perhaps than many of us realize. It is only after w have seen them at work, testing with their sensitive tips the objects they come in contact with, apparently considering their sultabilly as a support and then accepting or rejecting them, as the case may be —it is only then that we realize how justly they have been called the “brains of plant life.” The thoroughness with which these wandering tips explore their sur roundings is illustrated by an instance I observed in a grapevine tendril. A cherry branch, whose leaves had been various punctued and scalloped by insects, hung near the tendril, and a particular leaf had just one small hole in its blade, not over three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. So careful had been the exploration of the leaf’s surface that this one small hole had been discovered by the tendril, which had thrust Itself nearly three ipches through the opening.—Harper’s Magazine, * * * f Ambition Versus Love f JL By George Harvey. MBITION has always been a potent influence —more potent I I invariably than love in the cases of those who have been ■ I most conspicuous in the world’s history. There is nothing b W I strange, for example, in the fact that one always thinks of m 9 the former and never of the fatter in connection with our ■ 9 present President. The like was true of Alexander and of I BL 9 Pompey; and any schoolboy can tell which way Napoleon turned when forced to choose between the two. In Julius Caesar love and ambition seemed to jostle each other with i equal force. A beautiful person in himself, of a fair complexion, tall and | sprightly, full-faced, with quick hazel eyes, according to Suetonius, all the great ladies, from the queens Cleopatra and Eunoe and the consorts of Pom | pey and Gabinius and Cassius, to the little sister of Cato, even his own four wives, we are told, loved him devotedly; but never for a minute of an hour did he step aside from an occasion that might conduce in any way to his ad i vancement: and tales in plenty were written by himself and others of his conquests, but of armed men, not of susceptible hearts. The scientific spirit is lifting us forward and religfiion is broadening and enlghtening, but is it a fact that “Education does more to advance humanity in a century than does Master Cupid in a thousand years?” It is a harsh and uncompromising view, making of us all mere hewers of wood, reducing the most divine of our attributes to an utterly negligible quantity, disputing the ennobling'influence of spirituality, and leaving to life itself naught else than the desolation of materialism as interpreted by science. Such is not advance ment except in the minds of those unblessed with the finest of God’s gifts to men and women—the love that makes the world go ’round. * * * | Make the Children Happy | \ By Orison Swett Marden. ft --i E have all seen children who have had no childhood. The v w w fun-loving element has been crushed out of them. They have been repressed and forbidden to do this and that so long j that they have lost the faculty of having a good time. We - ■ see these little old men and women everywhere. _ Children should be kept children just as long as possi- ble. What has responsibility, seriousness or sadness to do with children? We always feel indignant, as well as sad, when we see evidences of maturity, over-seriousness, care, or anxiety, in a child’s face, for we know someone has sinned somewhere. The little ones should be kept strangers to anxious care, reflective thoughts and subjective moods. Their lives should be kept light, bright, buoy ant, cheerful, full of sunshine, joy and gladness. They should be encouraged to laugh and to play and to romp to their heart’s content. The serious side of life will come only too quickly, do what we may to prolong childhood. One of the most unfortunate things I know of is the home that is not il luminated by at least one cheerful, bright, sunny young face, that does not ring with the persistent laughter and merry voice of a child. No man or woman is perfectly normal who is distressed or vexed by the playing of children. There was something wrong in your bringing up if it annoys you to see children romping, playing, and having a good time. —From Success Magazine. * * * * >3 ; The Fidgety Girl : By Winifred Black. i ********** SPENT thp afternoon yesterday with a fidgety girl. £ I w r ent home with a sick headache and preferred to go •fr T ? without my dinner, all on account of the fidgety girl. £ i * I’d rather sit in the room with a screaming parrot or a ❖ <♦ chattering monkey than to be the unfortunate vis-a-vis vic tlm of a fidgety girl. This unfortunate woman is not 111 or nervous or bashful enough to be self-conscious; she’s just ********** fidgety because she thinks about herself all the time. First, it was too hot in the room, then there was a draught, then her chair was too soft, then the chair that she took was too hard; next her feet annoyed her, they were too far from the ground. After that her hairpins pulled, and she didn’t like the set of her pompadour when she had fussed her hair into shape again; then she began to fidget about the set of her blouse. She pulled it down, she pulled it out, she patted the front of her dress and pulled In her belt. The she dusted her face off with her handkerchief. After that she looked at her nails, and then something about the weight of a locket and chain she wore annoyed her. After that her bracelets didn’t set right. Then she sneezed, then she coughed, then she sighed, then she yaw ned, until I thought I should have to leave the room where she sat or go into mysteries. Now, if that girl were nervous or 111 there would be some excuse for It; but she isn’t; she is slpiply self-centered and 111 bred. Her mother never taught her that the greatest charm a woman can possess is repose of manner, and nobody ever educated her up to the fact that it’s a good deal more fun to be interested in other people than in yourself. This fidgety girl is never in terested in anything but herself, her own comfort, her own motions, her own clothes, her own appearance—and her own fidgetiness. Kind fortune save me from a fidgety girl.—New York American. The Main Question. “I understand that they will soon have airships down so that they will go a mile a minute.” # y “Yes, hut do you think they can keep ’em up and go that fast? land Plain Dealer. Jt Busy Diamond Industry. There is a factory in Amsterdam, Holland, which cuts and polishes 400,- 000 diamonds annually. About 20 wo ken do most of the actual cutting of th atones. ( A Veteran Rewarded. A pensioner, aged 81, living at Pres ton, has just received a medal for mer itorious service in the Crimean War. We understand that the reason of the delay was that the War Office doubted the genuineness of the claim, the vet eran not being in a workhouse.— Punch. Of the entire human race It is es timated that 500.000.000 live in houses, T 00,000,000 in huts ana calves and* <560,000,000 have virtually no shelter IN THE PUBLIC EYE. jr ■ &| Bm^/ ' >'■->V V. ''-?i JS&S&sSSs&a E uM J\ "^' ~' f "?%-;'■ . x *_ 1 OUR MOST AUTHORITATIVE EXPERT ON PURE FOODS. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley has built up the United States Government’s system of food and drug inspection In the face of opposition from powerful vested interests that were accused of profiting enormously by the practice of adulteration. Dr. Wiley is now affirming that the public mind has been misled into the notion that preservatives in canned meat are not necessar ily dangerous. He is refuting this idea in a recent book on the food question. Glove Sustainer. The prevalence of the short sleeve ! and long glove fad has made a place | for anew arrival among the fal-lals 1 of femininity, and that is a piece of Jewelry, which is nothing more or less than a garter for the glove. In the absence of some such device as this it is a coramop thing to see the fair ones in the 'tftode of the moment engaging in a constant struggle to keep their glove tops and sleeves in the same vicinity, but it would not require a very keen observer to note that the two articles seem like any thing but harmonious neighbors. The apparatus shown links them together perfectly, and at the same time offers .a touch of color to the costume. It may be worn on the outside or inside of the arm. It consists of a pretty buckle, which Is secured to the sleeve, and a neat flower-like clamp which clasps the top of the glove. A chain link holds the two parts to gether.—Washington Star. For the Children. It is said that London produces over 200 new designs in “penny toys” every week. The Bavarian Government will in stall a locomotive claimed to make ninety-four miles an hour. STONES UPON WHICH THE CANAANiTES SACRIFICED CHILDREN u' .’■ . -*,.V •%*. -jg. r ~ ’ * _ mrf~ti ft- .■ v j r . ?• ‘ ~ >"V* ■ '- JTOfipflT 1 " -a; mf**- 4 '' ‘vl • tC4oi3B3!?Pß^^ • r \ ,j> .♦y r y : ** .'^V-• '^'- EXCAVATED IN PALESTINE BY THE PALESTINE EXPLORATION FUND. Under the pavement surrounding these standing stones at Gezer were found remains of sacrificed children who had been buried in large jars about 5000 years ago.—lllustrated London News. Koad Signs From the New York State Prison. Asa part of Its industrial activity, the Prison Department of the State o e , : A Sample Road Sign. of New York has taken up the making of load signs, the work being carried For Driving Screw Eyes, The amateur carpenter, whether man or woman, has lost no time In realizing the great possibilities of the screw-eye. These things are capable of a great number of uses, and if an assortment of them is kept around the house there is hardly a day w'heu their convenience will not be prac tically demonstrated. Feminine fingers are not always hardened enough to drive them home, and, indeed, some time the sturdier digits of the mascu line are not sufficiently strong to ac complish this task, so that it is not always possible to drive them into the wall far enough to be substantial. A time and labor-saving device for accomplishing this work without un due severity on the fingers has been recently invented and it is shown in the accompanying cut. It is supplied with a locking jaw which takes hold of the eye and holds tightly while It is driven into place. With the aid of this tool the eye can be driven Into the wood up to the very ring, and thus it will hold a considerable weight, which would be impossible under other circumstances. —Wash- ington Star. Lava may be blown into beautiful green-colored bottles, lighter and stronger than ordinary glass. on at Dannemora, N. Y., where the Clinton prison is located. The aim has been to produce a sign board that would be proof against the weather at all seasons of the year, and to this end the boards themselves are made of seasoned one-inch white pine, well protected with paint, the letters being painted on In black on a white back ground, and are legible at a distance of forty to fifty feet, depending on the size of the sign. The painting is thoroughly weatherproof and the signs will last indefinitely. The boards are mounted on wroughWron standards, heavily coated with white lead as a rust preventative, and to which they are attached by bolts and nuts. They are made in a variety of styles and sizes, such as those shown by the accompanying illustration, de pending on the nature of their loca tion, and are sold at nominal prices. The sign shown by the cut is the largest size made and provides twelve different distances, the two parts be ing at right angles to another, this being variable according to the angle of the crossroads. —From The Auto mobile Al' 1 Jr I^****£.. LlI" ■3C^m—ik MiICJIBEZETri A ■ - wilfr |' ,i *t^6s“-’-- • •*•*F t _>K. ***s> s^v*S3Bii*^^yimMMtf'itAi^^Wß3lM.^^i^^M£3 >l •^klSHr ii % ?f^VvEßri<l|3^on|^A^flp k .'4 ■ JaiWv* wk&eo THE MORGAN TYPE. “The Morgan type,” says the Amer ican Cultivator, “has been mentioned ao frequently of late that it is evi dently considered of great value. It refers, of course, to the old-fashioned Iftrm horses, but chiefly to the Original Justin Morgan, his sons and grandsons, and their immediate de scendants. A novice is liable to get the Idaa that the great excellence of the Mor gan family of horses was due to their conformation, shapes or proportions, and that by reproducing a close image of the old-time Morgan, that is, an animal shaped after the same pat tern, or run in the same mould so to speak, all will be accomplished that is desired. Practical horsemen, es pecially such of the old guard as have had experience with the old time Morgans, know better, however. The conformation of the old-time llorgnn was really only one of the factors that made the family famous, and was perhaps the least important Of all the many factors which, com bined, made him the most noble, most useful and most valuable animal of the equine species to the farmers, the business men and professional men of the day and location in which Morgan flourished. There may have been other horses that filled the same exact measure ment, weighed the same number of pounds and ounces, were of the same color, carried their heads and tails the same as the original Justin Mor gan and yet were as unlike him as to the valuable qualities which he pos sessed and transmitted, as the paste Imitation Is to the genuine diamond, or iron pyrites to pure gold dust. It was the immense amount of nerve force which he possessed, rather than his conformation, that enabled the original Justin Morgan, founder of the Morgan family, to out-pull, out walk, out-trot and out-run any horse In the section where he was kept. It was the quality of his braiu rather than the size and shape of his head, or the length or depth of his body, that caused Justin Morgan to cheerfully obey the commands of his riders or drivers, whether they were stalwart men, invalid women or half grown children. It was the physical and mental qualities of this wonder ful horse, rather than his size, shape, style and pose, that made his stock so Immensely valuable. ' When horsemen speak of the “Mor gan type” they have in rainJl the qual ities, both physical and mental, which Justin Morgan possessed and trans mitted, quite as much as the size and shape of the horse, and probably far more than those. COLOR TN BUTTER. The following is a digest of an address delivered by R. M. Wash burn, State Dairy and Food Commis sioner for Missouri, before the Na tional Convention of Pure Food Workers; So long as the use of any artificial color Is permitted in any of our foods, butter should and will continue to be colored during that portion of the year when without color the butter wmuld not look like butter. Not for the sake of deception is this done, but for the sake of uniformity. Dur ing Spring and early Summer, the natural season for the giving of milk —the season during which practically all of the butter a few years ago was made —during this season butter is naturally yellow. The people still demand yellow butter. When the cows were developed to give milk through the Winter season, they be came, to that extent, artificial creat ures. During this portion of the year they produce a butter with an arti ficial (almost white) aolor. It is dur ing this season that coloring is neces sary that the butter may hive a nat ural color. Imitation butter, oleomargarine, is colored for the sole purpose of mak ing It look like something which it is not It is only when oleomargarine looks like butter that it can be sold to the unsuspecting consumer as butter. SHEEP DRIVING CONTEST. A novel and yet instructive feature of the Vermont State Fair was a test of the value of Scotch shepherd dogs in handling sheep on the order of the flock master. The American Culti vator of Boston says of it: Four sheep are let loose in the oval made by the trotting track. A dog is then lib erated and is told to drive the sheep out of the oval at specified place and upon the track. This done the dog is signalled to drive the sheep around the track to a point where they are penned. In no way except by the voice or by signs given by her herder are the dogs assisted. Among the en tries already made is one from the farms of J. Pierpont Morgan. The sheep and dog sent from his farm will be accompanied by a Scotch shop herd. as will another entry made from a Massachusetts stock farm. Mr. Evarts expects that about ten entries will he made and he feels that this feature will afford much instruction to the farmers of this northern sec tion. MEAT FOR LAYERS. One of the best foods for making hens lay is lean meat. When the supply of eggs fail, stop all other feeds and feed lean meat or liver, and cheap meats will answer, and it will be feund superior to anything else that can be used. Green bone, con taining a large proportion of lean meat, is even better, provided the fat portions are removed from the It will lie found cheaper than grain, because It will make eggs. One rea son. why the hens fail to lay when they have plenty of grain is that they require a change, and meat sup plies the needful. If the hens are fat, give one ounce of lean meat each day, allowing no other feed for a week or two, and watch the results, —Colman’s Rural World. WILTSHIRE BACON. The process by which Wiltshire ba con is prepared is as follows: Jibe pig, after being killed, is run into a very hot furnace for about half a minute, and that singes off all the hair. The carcass is then split in two, put in a cool place with a tem perature of about 42 degrees, and sometimes a light brine specially pre pared, is pressed into the veins by a force pump. The bacon is then cured with salt in a slow and mild manner for sixteen to eighteen days then after drying a few days, the bacon is treated with a dusting of pea meal, and mildly smoked for two days or more, as required. —American Culti* vator. SELECTING THE COWS. In selecting herds of cows for thfr production of milk of the highest sanitary value, it would be reasonable to reject all those that are subject to a forced system of feeding, and those persons who are in the mar ket today with so-called sanitary milk, who expect to maintain a high stan dard with a crliical public, especially with physicians, will do well to care fully consider the quantity of the ra tion as well as the kind. The main tenance of the health of the herd is a matter of prime importance. —W. H. Jordan. New York Experiment Sta tion. FOR BURNING BODIES. The Department of Agriculture has received a description of a compara tively inexpensive apparatus for the burning of bodies of infectious ani mals. It consists of a metallic cylin der mounted on wheels with a fire box underneath, the cylinder heir*: large enough to receive the body of a horse. Wood, or any convenient fuel is used for the cremation. - Farmer's Home Journal. -* \ ! WHY SOWS DESTROY PIGS. Too many farmers give their sows all the corn they will eat right up to the time of the birth of the young, and then wonder why the mothers are frenzied and eat their young. * 'i FARM NOTES. We do not recommend that pasture* land be turned over or cultivated with the corn cultivator, but it should be chopped up some w’ay. On almost every farm there is more or less skim milk. This makes a splendid feed for adult fowls, es pecially when they are being fed for egg production. The cheapest is not always the best in anything, A few dollars more may save much additional expense af ter a while. , The profit in poultry depends en tirely upon the care given the hen, the eggs, the poultry house, the feed and the chicks. When the weather is warm, the old hen should be helped in the care of her chicks by dusting her once a week with insect powder, until chick* are three weeks old. Then they cau take dust baths for themselves. When young, turkeys are a tender bird, but they soon get over that and become hardy. An Ames, lowa, experiment showed the result, of using good, strong seed potatoes. Seed of the same variety, some grown at home and some grown in Canada, was used. At the end ot seven years the seed from Canada was producing 754 bushels per acre, while the home grown was producing 109 bushels. lm A Little Hasty. Numerous complaints had come be fore a certain public official in re gard to the quality of food served to the inmates of one of the public in stitutions, and he determined to in vestigate for himself in order to see if the matter really required atten tion. Making his way to the particular building in just about dinner time,:- be Talked straight over to where the kitchen was located. At the very door he encountered two muscular looking men carrying a huge, steaming boiler. “Put that kettle down,” he ordered brusquely, and the men at once obey ed. “Get me a spoon,” he next com manded. The man that brought the spoon •was about to say something, but was ordered to keep silent. “Take off the lid,” was the next command; “I'm going to taste it.’ The two men were utterly cowed by the official’s brusqueness and won deringly watched him gulp down a good mouthful. "Do you mean to say that you call this soup?” the official demanded. “Why. it tastes to me more like dirty water.” “So it is. sir,” replied one of the men, respectfully. “We were just scrubbing the floors. The Russians as a nation probably give more attention to the subject of dancing than any other. Hundreds of women are employed in the secret service of Germany.