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ECHO BUILDING. BAT ST. LOUIS, .... mss. CHAA G. MOREAU, Editor utd Proprietor Loif Dfotoace Phono No, 3. Subscription: $1.50 Per Year, In Advance. If that Manchurian race continues northward at its present rate, the con testants may yet come to the Pole neck and neck. Now that the strike is over on beef steaks, the building strike will not pre vent a man from building himself up. anyhow, remarks the New York News. A waiter of Atlantic City who has fallen heir to $200,000 refuses to give up his job. He evidently knows a good thing when he has it, remarks the Au gusta Chronicle. A Now York market report quotes "a strong demand for imported yarns,” but this probably has no reference to the kind we have been importing from Shanghai and Chefoo. Fruit trees are ripe, and so are the appetites of the predatory small boy. Tt requires no very deep knowledge of psychology to understand why they come simultaneously to perfection. The new treaty between Tibet and Groat Britain yields all to the latter. Tibetans, convinced by pure reason ing of the justice of their adversaries’ contention, of course! the New York World comments. And now it is claimed that the Eng lish sparrow, in proportion as he drives away the swallow, is a friend and ally to the mosquito. Surely, the sparrow was unpopular enough without this additional burden. Peary promised not to seek the Pole again, but has evidently resolved “not to count this one.” No explorer of the day is by nature-ami experience better fitted to win success with a well equipped new steamer. It is encouraging to note that a strong tide of public sentiment has set in against fads in primary schools. School authorities should not insist on giving a child baubles when it asks for the substautials, the Chicago Jour nal declares. Good help is a scarce article on our farms, declares the Massachusetts Ploughman. It is a matter of serious consideration, when hiring, as an ap plicant, floating here and there, is lia ble to have a history, which, if known, .would not permit his acceptance. General Bell’s remark about a certain mad charge at Bull Run that it “might not be tactics, but it was great fun,” would seem to indicate that blank car tridge does make a difference in ac tual movements—a criticism that is often passed upon the French and Ger man maneuvres. When the boys at Manassas were tired. General Corbin called them off. When the Japs at Liaoyang had a right to be “all in” General Oku merely ordered them to try again. This is one of the differences between war as a pastime and war as a game for keeps, says the New York World. Arthur Symons, in Saturday Review, declares that the art iu life is to sit still and to let things come toward you, not to go after them, or even to think that they are in flight. How of ten I have chased some divine shadow through a whole day until evening, when, going home tired, I have found the visitor just turning away from my closed door. Rawhide, or even leather, if boiled for hours, will make a nutritious soup, says Country Life in America. Many a man has bridged the awful gap by boiling his boots, whence the phrase to express the final extreme, “I’ll eat my boots first.” Mark Twain was once put to this final resort, and recorded afterward that “the holes tasted the best.” It’s good to have money and the things money will buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money won’t buy, soys the Satur day Evening Post. Wh n n a fellow’s got what he sets out for in this world, he should go off into the woods for a few' weeks now and then to make sure he’s still a men, and net a plug hat a frock coat and a wad of bills. Country and .tellers get little out of country life. A saddle horse is cheap ly kept A Western pony may not have style, but he has go. A. canter to the village will make the blood cir culate better and the man feel younger. A half day from the grind of farm work now and then will open anew perspective and enable the farmer to see his way more clearly, getting him in touch with the joy of tho world, continues the Breeders’ Gazette. And the women most of all need the new cutiook, the new sensation, so that the old ones, most blessed of all, maybe again renewed. •SZSZSZSZSESZSZSZSZSZSZSZSESESESM I New York Tramps. I ISZSESHSSSHSSSZS2S2SHSSS2SESHSESESE Startling figures and facts were presented at the State Conference of Charities and Corrections, recently held at Albany, by Mr. Arthur W. Towne, secretary of the State Pro bation Commission, regarding the ex tent of vagrancy and the habits of tramps. Over thirty-one thousand persons, mainly vagrants, were given free lodging in New York State, In town and city lockups during 1906, and the number in 1907 will probably be fully as large. Seventy-five cities and towns thus provlide for their wan dering visitors. Half of these towns and cities also feed the wanderers free of charge. A large number of places give lodging also to boys, many of them as young as ten or twelve years, thus encouraging the wandering spir it that makes the later tramp. With only one slight exception, not a single town or city required any work at all from the lodgers n return for the lodging or the food provided, thus giving absolutely no incentive to the wanderer to work for his board or meals. The speaker urged that the sys tem of allowing the police authorities to give these free lodgings, as well as the similar practice in some jails and almshouses, should be abolished as a m*)st direct encouragement to vagrancy and that in their stead such free lodgings as are necessary should be furnished by the overseer of the poor, but only when repaid by some form of work such as chopping wood or breaking stone. Mr. Towne also brought out the fact that tramps like to go to jail In winter. Instead of considering a jail sentence for that part of the year as a form of punishment, they welcome it as a chance to keep warm and loaf at the public expense. Forty three per cent, of the commitment of tramps occur between November 1 and February 1. In short, the jail or the penitentiary becomes a sort of winter vacation resort for tramps. AJany chiefs of police, with whom Mr. Towne has communicated, said that tramps in winter would ask to be sent to jail, and that if this were not done, they would sometimes com mit offenses for the express pur pose of being arrested and sent there. Many places in New York State are known by the tramps as having constables who will give a tramp a tip of flfty cents, which the constable is enabled to pay by rea son of receiving a fee for each ar rest. It is declared to be significant that In the tramps slang the word dump was applied to both lodging-houses and jails. With a cold winter the number of vagrants in penitentiaries and jails 'increases. In 1906 there were over 10,000 tramps and vagrants in penitentiaries and jails, while In 1904, which was a very cold winter, there were over 14,000. On the aver age, about one-third of the prisoners are tramps and vagrants. This means that the public is annually paying several hundred thousand dollars for the avowed purpose of punishing men for vagrancy, but in reality it amounts only to furnishing a free place of winter rest. Most of the chiefs of police believe that jails and penitentiaries do little good if any, In their treatment of tramps. Another fact is that the centences for this class of offenders are too short to accomplish any results. Another fact is that the sentences are from only one to sixty days. Mr. Towne specially pointed out that the most helpful way of combat ting the tramp nuisance is to lessen the habit of stealing rides upon freight cars. Mr. Towne has gath ered a mass of statistical material, never before collected in New York State, concerning (he conditions now prevailing, and from this material he showed conclusively that a large number of boys, especially those liv ing not far away from the railroad tracks, become addicted to stealing rides. For instance, in one truant school, 19 out of 21 inmates had stolen rides on freight cars before reaching the age of 15 years, and 14 of the boys had done so when only 6 to 10 years old. This habit of ride-stealing is recog nized by workers among boys as en couraging both crime and vagrancy. On the New York Central Railroad, on the division from New York to Albany, during three months of this last summer, there were 579 arrests for vagrancy and stealing rides, of which over 60 per cent, were under twenty-one years of age. Some boys were as young as 7 years, but the majority ranged from 14 to 17 years. While it is generally supposed that the drink habit has been chiefly in fluential in making tramps, Mr. Towne took the position that the causes of vagrancy are many and complex, but that the seeds of the wander habit are usually sown dur ing boyhood before they become ab dlcted to intemperance. One of these boyhood causes, and the hardest to ©radicate, is the train-riding habit. More detectives should be. employed along the railroad tracks to demolish nide-stealing. Most people look upon the vagrancy habit In boys as not serious and as a result much of it goes unpunished. Yet the heads of two of the largest juvenile asylums in New York as sert that the habit is the largest ex isting cause of juvenile crime and that after boys become addicted to the habit its effects are extremely hard to eradicate. The Pinkerton Detective Agency reports an average of about 100 bank robberies committed by criminal tramps, known as yeggmen, each year causlug annual losses of over SIOO,- 000. It Is probable that of 1,600 or more post-office robberies occurring annually in this country, fully 90 per cent, of them are executed by yeggs. The Continental Fire Insurance Company of New York, which has kept statistics of the causes of fires (or sareral years, has proved that grr three per cent of all fires are ' caused by tramp*. These occur cawr ly to lumber yards, empty freight cars and on farm property, and In the course of a year will amount fo many hundreds of dollars, if not a million. Preceding Mr. Towne’s paper the report of the Committee on Vagrancy and Homelessness was read by the chairman, Mr, O. F. Lewis, of the Charity Organization Society of New York. The report called attention to the very inadequate treatment of Inebriates In New York city. Way farers Lodges and municipal lodging houses, while a great advance over the town lockup and the almshouses as places for sheltering vagrants and wanderers in return for work done or to be done, are nevertheless not cures for vagrancy. The committee called brief attention to present de plorable conditions in jails and peni tentiaries. The .total deaths and in juries to railway trespassers through out the United States were empha sized, there being almost ten thou sand deaths and injuries to trespas sers yearly upon American railroads, of which from one-half to three fourths are tramps. "The causes of vagrancy being deep-seated, the treatment must be far more than local,” continued the committee's report. A general move ment throughout New York for the betterment of vagrancy conditions was urged. The committee felt that a compulsory labor or industrial col ony for habitual vagrants is a neces sity in this State, as well as a State Hospital for Inebriates. The report concluded by stating that "in times of prosperity we evi dently have in this country an army of vagrants; in times of depression, which will probably come sooner or later, conditions of employment will be far more severe than at present. Many of the causes of vagrancy, such as institutionalism, child labor, in adequate education, accidents, unwise philanthropy, seasonal trades, dislo cated trades, bad working conditions, intemperance, vice and crime are either being actively met by organ izations formed for the special pur pose of remedying such conditions, or are recognized as serious problems of our present social system. An adequate treatment of vagrancy has not been considered and actively ad vocated by any organization. The time for State committees and for a national committee seems at Health Culture. Why Beef is Tough. A few points may be suggested with the view of encouraging more intelli gent observation on the part of those Who have opportunities to study the question, and in order to stimulate the further discussion of this im portant matter. - Lean meat, which Is another name for muscular tissue, is composed of small cells or fibers, microsopical in size, grouped together in bundles. The fiber bundle is a stringy particle of flesh, seen in boiled beef for ex ample, There are bound together in to muscles and the muscles into pairs or larger groups. The material which envelopes th® bundles of fibers extends between tihe fibers within the bundles, and also sur rounds the entire muscles. It is a tough, fibrous, elastic substance call ed connective tissue. Besides holding the fibers and the bundles together, it acts as a storehouse of fat about the muscles, between the bundles, or among the bundles themselves. Toughness in meat is largely due to this connective tissue and depends upon changes in texture of the muscle cell Itself, which changes are little understood, as in fact are all changes in the cell substance of animals or plants. The principal question then becomes mainly one as to the effect of age, quality and condition of the ani mal upon the amount and character of this connective tissue and upon the texture of the cell substance. A mature cow in thin condition has coarser meat, that is to say, larger muscle fibers and fiber bundles than a young heifer of equal quality—qual ity referring to fineness of bone, skin, hair and general features, and to smoothness of flesh. Coarseness of grain involves an increased amount of connective tissue, and the increas ed toughness is the logical result.— Country Gentleman. The Real Education. Recently a commencement orator at one of the colleges in this State gave the following as a definition of education: “The preservation of health, tem perance, honor, henesty, the knowl edge of our rights and their equality, the reciprocal duties, the duties of the citizen to the State, obedience to law, justice, chastity, respect for the liberty and reputation of others, for contracts and for property, the prop er definition of lying, calumny and the like.” There is not a boy cr girl in North Carolina who would not be much bet ter off if taught the above rules. Ex amine the list and dare leave out on* of them in any judicious and wise scheme of education. We shall never learn to respect our calling and des tiny unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine compared with the education of the heart. —Sanford Express. Salt as a Remedy. Salt occupies a prominent place among my home remedies for com mon ailments. Dissolved in watef and used as a gargle it will cure an ordinary sore throat. Inhaled, it gives relief for a cold in the head. Where heat applications are needed a bag of it thoroughly heated Is excellent, for it holds the heat and does away with the moisture which is so objection able. A cloth wrung from hot salted vinegar is a standard remedy for sprains and some put in the water In which tired feet are bathed, will be very helpful. When mixed with soda It relieves bee stings, and nothing ex cels it for a dentifrice. A weak solu tion keeps the hair from falling out —Orange Judd Farmer. “What salary do you want?” asked the employer. •Twelve dollars per.” “Par week, per month, or perhnpar r~ . i SLEEPY TIME. Good-night, little baby, I’ve counted your toes, ITve kissed all your fingers. And rumpled your nose. Good night, little baby; The day's gone away The big, tired darkness Doesn’t know how to play. r f Goodnight, little baby; My arms are the bed. My heart is the pillow. My love is the spread, •-Anita Fitch, in the Century. THE DAY NANNIE WAS SIX. It was the sixth day of November that Nannie Russell was six year old. Her mother gave her six kisses, and she took six more from her baby brother, Lyndon, and she said those were her birthday presents. She did not grumble a bit because she had no others, and she only said, “Never mind, mamma dear!” when her mother wished she could afford to make her a pretty birthday cake. Then she and mamma laughed at the funny little shoes that mamma had made for Lyndon, the evening be fore, out of some stout woolen cloth. Lyndon’s real shoes were so worn that his little toes had been almost out of them, and there was no money to buy others. These would keep his feet warm, even If they were not pretty; but they were odddooklng shoes. After breakfast Mrs, Russell said: “I want you to take this money down to Mrs. Miles for the rent. It Isn’t quite enough, but tell her I will pay the rest as soon as I can.” When Nannie gave Mrs. Miles the envelope, she repeated all her moth er had told her and added something more. “I guess when Mrs. Governor Adams pays her she’ll have enough.” “Does Mrs. Adams owe your moth er?” Mrs. Miles asked, in a surprised tone. “Yes’m,” replied Nannie, “for sew ing, you know; she didn’t pay her last week and we’ve got to have some thing to eat, mamma says.” “Why, of course, dear! Como in A minute. Oh, dear, Willie’s crying again! He is so fretful this morn ing, and I’m baking and can’t attend to him. I wonder If your mother could spare you for a while. If you could stay and amuse him till I am more at liberty, I should be so glad.” “Yes’m, I’ll stay, I know mamma won’t care.” Two-year-old Willie was soon con tented enough with Nannip for a play fellow, and Mrs. Miles went briskly to work. Now and then scraps of talk floated to her ears from the sit ting-room. “I’m six years old today,” Nannie told her charge. “Now you give me six kisses, and that’H make me an other birthday present. Mamma and Lyndon gave me six—oh, those are very nice. Thank you! “What pretty shoes! I guess they are new ones. You ought to see my little brother’s shoes —they’re funny! They don’t shine like yours. My mam ma made ’em out of cloth, to keep his little feet warm, ’cause his are worn out. I guess h.e’ll get holes in these pretty quick, scrambling round on the floor, then mamma’ll have to make him another pair, or maybe there’ll be some money to buy sOTne real ones by then.” When Nannie went home, Mrs. Miles thanked her for amusing Wil lie, and gave her a basket saying, “There’s something In it for you.” “O mamma,” cried Nannie, popping off the cover as soon as she had shut the door, “it’s full of little bags. What do you s’pose is in ’em?” On top was a paper which read, “For Nannie’s Sixth Birthday.” Everything was in bags, big and little, and all was In sixes, six small biscuits, six little pats of butter, six tarts, six dear little frosted cakes, six cookies, six bananas, six pretty shoes that Willie had outgrown, but just right for Lyndon, and, last of all, three tiny bags, holding six pen nies, six nickels, and six dimes. “Why, mamma,” said Nannie, “how do you s’pose she knew it was my birthday? I didn’t tell her!”—Emma C. Dowd, in the Congregationalism CHILDREN WHO SAVED HAM BURG. Hamburg was besieged. Wolff, the merchant, returned slowly to his home one morning. Along with the other merchants of the city he had been helping to defend the walls against the enemy, and so constant was the fighting that for a whole week he had worn his armor day and night. And now he thought bitterly that all his fighting was useless, for on the mor row want of food would force them to open the gates. As he passed through his garden, he noticed that his cherry trees were covered with ripe fruit, so large and Juicy that the very sight was refresh ing. At that moment a thought struck him. He knew how much the enemy was suffering from thirst. What would they not give for the fruit that hung unheeled c-n the trees of his orchard? Might not he, by means of his cherries, secure safely for his city? Without a moment’s delay he put his plan Into practice, for he knew there was no time to be lost if the city was to be saved. He gathered together three hundred of the chil dren of the city, all dressed in white land loaded them with fruit from his orchard. Then the gates were thrown open, and they set out on their strange errand. When the leader of the army saw the gates of the city open, and the band of little white-robed children inarching out, many of them nearly midden by the Ranches which they he “1“ a,ottt ’“ *"* 'some trick -by which the townspeople were trying to deceive him while pre paring for an attack on his camp. As the children came nearer, he re membered his cruel vow, and was on the point of giving orders thhl they should all he put to death. But, when he saw the little ones so close at hand, so pale and thin from want of food, he thought of his own children at home, and he could hard ly keep back his tears. Then, as his thirsty, wounded soldiers tasted the cool, refreshing fruit which the chil dren had brought them, a cheer went up from the camp, and the general knew that he was conquered, not by force of arms, but by the power of kindness and pity. When the children returned, the general sent along with them wagons laden with food for the starving peo ple of the city, and the next day signed a treaty of peace with those whom he had vowed to destroy. For many years afterward, as the day came around on which this event took place, it was kept as a holiday, and called, “The Fefist of the Cher ries.” Large numbers of children In white robes marched through the streets, each one bearing a branch with bunches of cherries on it. But the old writer who tells the story Is careful to say that the children kept the cherries for themselves. Every age of the world’s history has its tales of war and bloodshed and cruelty, of wild struggles and of great victories; but nowhere amO'g them all do we find the story of a more beautiful victory than that which was won by the little children who saved Hamburg. —Royal Crown Read er. A BUTTERFLY STORY. One morning when the children wakened, a dark gray curtain was stretched over the glorious blue sky, and soon the child faces began to reflect the shadows which the clouds had made. Joy's mamma thought she would brighten the time for them by a story. “Once there was a lady,” she said, who wa.s out in the garden one day in the spring and found quite a num ber of chrysalids. The lady used to go often to look at the queer lltTle things, and one morning when she went into her garden, she found many butterflies flying about on the light est, airiest, most beautifully colored wings. It w'as very pleasant not to be a crawiing w'orm any longer, or to be shut up in a tight, dark cell. Oh, how glad they were! It made the lady glad to see them. She walk ed over to the fence, and there she found a poor, little, cold, w r et butterfly, that turned its head and twisted its body in a very dissatisfied manner. “She said to the poor, foolish lit tle thing, ‘Why do you stay In sucil a cold place? Don’t you see all those other butterflies enjoying themselves in the sunshine among the beautiful flowers? Just light upon your wings and fly there, too.’ "But the little butterfly only twist ed itself about with a very complain ing air, as much as to say: i don’t want to be a butterfly. I don’t want to fly. I much prefer to squirm,’ ” with a comical twist of her head by way of illustration. Mamma waited to see whether they w r ere able to apply the lesson. Pretty soon one of the little girls be gan to fret for permission to play out of doors, when Joy cried: “Oh, you would much prefer to squirm, would you?” w'hereupon they all began to laugh and the saying of the little butterfly became a proverb of almost daily use. —American Moth erhood. A QUEER OLD GENTLEMAN. Marjorie had a most beautiful doll, a birthday gift from mamma. It was dressed in the very latest fashion, and the little girl sat by the hour in the big hotel parlor, holding her treasure in silent content. Arabella was a wax doll with clear rosy cheeks and dark hair in curls like Marjorie’s own, and she now lay peacefully sleep ing in her new mamma’s arms, the very loveliest thing Marjorie had ever seen. Presently the Queer Old Gentleman passed by—the children always call ed him that ever since the freezing night when he had slept on the roof. When he saw Marjorie with the doll in her arms, he stopped for a mo ment In his walk and stood in front of the fire, looking down upon her. “What have you there, my child?” he asked in a mild voice. Marjorie immediately held up the doll. “Isn’t she lovely?” she exclaimed. The old gentleman took the doll In his arms and examined it thoroughly, then with a sudden movement he laid it in the heart of the glowing fire. “Such foolishness is not for sensi ble H-ttle girls.” hee said. “Run out side, my dear, and play with the dogs and cats and chickens; some day you’ll agree with me ” But just now Marjorie didn’t, for she saw poor Arabella melting away before her eyes. Shriek after shiek rent the childish heart, and the Queer Old Gentleman turned away with a shrug. Then came mamma and papa, and poor little Marjorie was kissed and comforted and went to s’eep that night hugging anew Arabella, and always after that she kept away from the Queer Old Gentleman. —Washing ton Star. Cure for Chapped Lips. Chapped lips come from the drying of the membrane and constantly mois tening them, when they crack and become very painful. Sometimes the dips are so painfully chapped that nothing will do any good except a hit of court plaster put on over the cracked part, which prevents further cracking. A bit of soft colored court plaster will not show and prevents infection. Sore places in the cornet of the mouth touched with alum will afford relief. It smarts severely at first. Pitch fine, which has been consid ered almost worthless, -is now lg de maud for cranberry harreie / THE LAMP OF THE FUTURE, Will Give Light Without Hsst—Prob ably a Oaa or Vapor. Many attempts bare been made to increase the efficiency of our present electric Incandescent lamps, says a writer in Cassier’s Magazine. Light Is only a by-product in all known illumlnants, for the production of light depends on Incandescence, that is, the shining of hot bodies, be cause they are hot. Such a hot body radiates a variety of waves, but very few of these are useful as light. The useful light rays only appear when the temperature is fairly high; below that only long heat waves appear. By increasing the tem perature the percentage of useful light rays increases. As long as we only know the way to produce electric light by Incandescence we can only Increase the efficiency by Increasing the working temperature. Naturally there must be a certain temperature where the percentage of risible radiations reaches the maximum and this is supposed to be between 4000 and 5000 degrees Centigrade. But even at this temperature the effl dency only amounts to about 8 per cent, so that there is an absolute 11m t in lighting by incandescence. The familiar electric incandescent lamp consists of a filament of carbon enclosed in a vacuum. The carbon fil ament is heated by the electric cur rent and forms our hot body. Now, carbon is apparently the most refrac tory of all substances, its boiling point being about 3800 Centigrade. Unfortunately we cannot use such a high temperature in the carbon incan descent lamp, for our limit is not the boiling point but the temperature at which the evaporation becomes so great as to limit the life of our lamps. The temperature at which we work car bon in our lamps is about 1800 degrees. The efficiency of the incandescent tamp can therefore be increased by using a material which has a lower vapor tension at a higher tempera ture. Nernst was the first to devote his attention to the problem and brought cut the well known Nernst lamp. The fliament consists principally of zlr ?onia magnesium oxide and a small amount of the oxide of the yttria jroup. Great hopag were entertained when the Nerhst lamp appeared on the mar ket, but these have not been realized, for the lamp had one great disadvan tage which has never been overcome namely, the filament does not conduct and consequently does not light up at ordinary temperatures. The success with these experiments led scientists to turn their attention 0 other rare metals, of which the fol lowing have been used with success, tantalum, tungsten, zirconium and Iridium. The tantalum lamp has so far been the meet successful of all metallic fila ment lamps and thousands are now In use in London alone. There is no loubt that, within a very short time we shall have at our command metal lic filament lamps which from a prac tical point of view will equal the pres ent carbon lamp and have an efficiency Df 1 watt per candle. This will be a great achievement, hut It will not be the lamp of the fu ture. For as shown in the beginning >f this article we are absolutely limit 'd as long as we cling to incandescent bodies for light production. Heat, although capable of making a iquld or solid incandescent, cannot make a gas Incandescent, but merely Increases Its pressure. We can, how ever, set gas molecules in vibration by themlcal reaction or electric stress, mch as U done when an electric cur rent is passed through a vacuum tube. Theoretically, there is no limit to the efficiency of a luminescent gas. Within the last few' years good effi ciencies have been obtained with the Moore vacuum tube illumination, and this method of light production has 1 great future before it. The light of the future will be a lamp giving light without heat and the probabilities are that this w’lll be either a luminescent jas or vapor. The American in Canada, The American farmer is a jal man; there Is no cleverer-heated citizen in the world, and, moreover, he is frankly honest. When he in Canada a system of jurisprudence ander which law is everywhere -re spected, when he learns that Canada has never seen a lynching, that fa oadlan history tells of no Indian wirs. he is very willing to acknowledge :hat there is little here he would vqsh to change. The fact is that in jiis general views and attitude life no one Is more like a Canaman than an American. The fact that *hey are subjected to similar environment ind to the same broad sweeping con tinental forces readily explains how by merely crossing north or south an imaginary boundary line Canadian and American alike pass from one citizenship to another with far less friction than an Englishman can be transplanted to either American or Canadian soil.—Agnes Deans Gamer on, in the Atlantic. Running No Risk. “What?” asks the maiden aunt, “Go ing to marry that Mr. Newman? Why, you hardly know the man, Imogene. In a few days you have been ac quainted with him you cannot possibly have learned anything of his family or antecedents or habits or personal circumstances.” ‘‘That is true. Aunt Keturah. But you have always told me that no wo man who knows anything about a man will marry him.”—From “Success Magazine.” Our Antiquarians. The Assyrian was searching some hieroglyphics on a brick. “What you writing?” asked his chum. ‘‘Hanged If I know,” responded the engraver, “hut I guess some of those Assyrio logists of the twentieth century can translate it all right.”—Philadelphia Public Ledger. • 1 ‘ ' A locomotive company at Richmond, Va., has Juat set up eighty locomo tives and two steam shovels for the South Manchurian railway, at Dalny. PLAINLY APPARENT. “Pardon me," began the new a qualntance, “but are you the Mr. Cad ley Nurttch who wrote that magazine article last month for us?" “Yes," interrupted Nuritch, “but, of course, you’ll understand that I don’t make a business of that sort of thing.” “Of course, I know that. I read the article.” —Philadelphia Press. Little Room for Justice. German proverb: Where might is master, justice is a servant. MACHINE-GROUND PAINT. Occasionally one hears the "hand mixed" paint of the painter slight ingly spoken of as -unscientific" and “not thoroughly mixed.” The fact are all on the side of the painter and hit hand—prepared paint It Is the most “scientific" paint there is, because It is made on the ■pot to suit the particular purpose for which It Is to be used. It is as scientific as a good doctor’s prescrip tion. If the painter did not mix it thus it would be as unscientific as a patent medicine. Moreover the paint which a good painter turns out is made of genuine white lead and pure linseed oil. It be does not mix It him self he is not sure what Is In It and consequently his client cannot be sure. As for not being thoroughly mixed by machinery, that Is simply a mis statement. White Lead as made by National Lead Company is thoroughly Incorporated with 7 or 8 per cent, o! pure Llnsefid oil In the factory, mak ing a paste. This paste need only be thinned with addltioUS4^il nsee( l °ii *° make It ready for the brtfSifc The thorough Incorporation of plg\ ment and oil has already been accom plished before the painter gets It. To know how to tell pure white lead Is a great advantage to both Ealnter and house-owner. National ,ead Company will send a tester free to anyone interested. Address the company at Woodbridge Building. New York, N. Y. Hatbitual righteousness is just as possible as habitual crookedness. Hicks’ Capiullnc Cures Nervousness, Whether tired out, worried, sleeplessness or what not. It quiets and refreshes brain and nerves. It’s liqnid and pleasant to take. Trial bottle 10.*. Regular sizes 26c. and 50c., at druggists. LIKE HOME. “Did she make you feel at homf when you called on her husband?” “She certainly did!" “You had a nice time, eh?" “Oh. I didn’t say that, my dear.* Deafn *. Cannot Itn ('ured bylocal applioati >ns as theycaunot roach the diseased portion of the ear. j here isonly one way to'cure deafnes’, and that is by consti tutional remedle3. Deafness is caused by an inllamed ■ on li’ioa of tae mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. Wnen this tube is in flamed you have a rumbling sound or Imper fect hearing, and when It Is entirely closed Deafness is the result,and unless the inflam mation can be taken out and this tube re stored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed fprever. Nine oases out of ten are caused bycatarrh. which Is nothingbutan inflamed condition of the muoous surface*. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case byc.4tarrh)that can not becuredby tlall’sOatarrhCuru. Send for circulars free. F.J.Chenkt A Co.,Toledo,O. Hold by Druggl ts, 75c. Take Hall’s Family I’Ms for constipation The Glass Eye Industry. **The manufacture of glass eyes has been reduced to a science,” said a gentleman who is compelled to wear ope of them. ‘‘No two natural orbs are <itactly alike, each one differing In size and color. It takes the nic est lstnd of calculation to get an ar tificial eye that la approximately the eame In size and color as the natural one. If the artificial eye fits the soc ket on all sides the muscles which would move the natural eye grip the glass one when they are called into play, and In this way the artificial orb is moved slightly, thus lessening the disagreeable impression which a glass eye gives. Matching the color of the natural eye, however, is the hardest part of the manufacturing pro cess, and requires the most experl workmanship. When the glass eye ii perfected an exact duplicate is made and kept on file just as a business man keeps a card Index list, so thal duplicate orders may be filled by mall. The life of a glass eye variei fronfi three to six months. The chem ical properties of the tear act upon the glass, dulling Its luster and giv ing It a dead appearance.”—Philo* delphia Record. COINCIDED. Young Spoonamore (with enthusl- Jsm) —‘‘Isn’t that Dollie Dumplings a dream?” Ardfax—‘‘Yes; you’ll wake up som day and find that’s all she Is.”—Chi cago Tribune LOST SJtOO Baying Medicine when Right Food was Needed. Money spent for "tonics” and “bracers" to relieve indigestion, while the poor old stomach is loaded with pastry and pork, is worse than losing a pocketbook containing the money. If the money only is lost it’s bad enough, but with lost health from wrong eating, it is hard to make the money back. A Michigan young lady lost money on drugs but is thankful she found a way to get back her health by prop er food. She writes: ‘‘l had been a victim of nervous dyspepsia for six years and spent three hundred dollars for treatment In the attempt to get well. None of It did me any good. "Finally I tried Grape-Nuts food, and the results were such that, if it cost a dollar a package, I would not be without it. My trouble had been caused by eating rich food such as pastry and pork. "The most wonderful thing that ever happened to me, I am sure, was the chdnge in my condition after I began to eat Qrape-Nuta. I began to Improve at once and the flrs ? . week gained four pounds. ‘ I feel that I cannot express my self In terms that are worthy of the i benefit Grape-Nuts has brought to me, and you are perfectly free to publish this letter if It will send poor sufferer relief, such as has corfie to me.” Name given by Postum Cos., Battle Cr*ek. Mich. Read, "The Road to W&vlUe.” in pfrgs. "There's a Rea son.” i