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%y.<‘ KmESp ’ ■ jr^.%’; . *. ; ,v.v.;.y>yM ‘ ;-;v y^vl;.;. J&WK3VP <3Sid /&& jfZZtt&S&dZ Z&& HE old rule that sons of ■ able men don’t amount to much is ill observed in the United States. A notable !■■''£'>£ case in point is John Hays JUmdp Hammond, Jr., son of the *5; mining engineer and finan- Al\& cier. r Just at present young Hammond is getting greater publicity than his father. It seems probable that the German army technicians have appropriated his thermit shell, which will gnaw its way through steel girders. His wire less-controlled torpedo for harbor de fense is about to be adopted by the United States military services He will probably sit some day on Secre tary of the Navy Daniels’ new board of inventors, with Edison and Ford and Steinmetz. This is considerable progress for even a young American to make in five years out of college. Hammond follows right after his dad in that un official gazette of celebrities, “Who’3 Who in America.” We learn there that the inventor was born in San Francisco April 13, 1888. He is there fore twenty-seven years old. Hammond is a hard-bitten young American, to use a phrase of Sir Ar thur Conan Doyle. Just at the ‘‘tango age,” when with his father’s great wealth he could cut a wide swath in gay and frivolous society, he has de voted his days and nights to abstruse calculations, endless blueprints and sputtering dynamos. His keen, lean face and spare figure remind one ranch of Henry Ford Roth men are hard-headed, practical Yankees, without a bit of fuss or pa laver about them. Reading further in our ‘‘Who’s Who.” we find that in 1912, two years after his graduation from the Sheffield Scientific school of Yale university, Mr. Hammond w r as a delegate by ap pointment of the United States gov ernment to the Radio-Telegraphic con vention at London. He is, moreover, the treasurer and chairman of the committee on mem bership of the Institute of Radio-Engi neers, a member of the advisory com mittee of the aerodynamic laboratory of the Smithsonian institution, and a member of the Royal Society of Arts of London. All this Mr. Hammond has done with three years still to go to the thirty mark—not by being an infant prodigy, but by hard work, by driving every nerve and fiber of his wiry body at full speed. Mr. Hammond has an office in lower Broad way. New York city, but has done most of his work in the more inspiring and less distracting atmos phere of a beautiful little slate-roofed laboratory situated in the side of a crag overlooking the water at Glouces ter. Mass. Here he has conducted the important experiments which may mean much to America some day in repelling a powerful enemy. Nikola Tesla was the pioneer in tel automatics, as the branch of electri cal science to which Mr. Hammond has devoted himself is called. Tel automatics is the control of mechani cal movements at a great distance by means of wireless waves. Mr. Hammond is not the first person to control a water craft at a distance by wireless. But he is the first man to do, this effectively. He has taken out more than one hundred patents to protect his inventions. Incidentally he has spent $50,000 In experiments. Until Mr. Hammond improved on the previous devices. It was not pos sible to guide by wireless a torpedo making a greater speed than eight miles an hour, and even then it was impossible to prevent the interference of a hostile wireless apparatus. The young inventor has solved both these difficulties. He can control a boat or torpedo making 33 knots, or 88 miles an hour. Wireless transmit ters much more powerful than his own have tried in vain to check the direc tion of his boat. The secretary of war, Mr. Hammond recently announced, has recommended that the Hammond system be pur chased by this government and be kept as an American secret. If congress will appropriate the money a number of wireless plants and torpedo units to be directed by radio will be constructed. One of the Poetry and Noses. I have read that no poem was ever written to a nose. Can you, offhand, recall a single rapturous or even ad miring description of one? I search my memory in vain, but produce in stead one instance that has always interested me by neglect You re call that little poem of Brownings, A Face, the brief and charming descrip tion of a girl’s profile against a back ground of gold. The “matchless mold” of softly parted lips, the neck “three fing'ers might surround,” and the “fruit- Flashlight for Rifles. Intended for point-blank firing at close range, a flashlight equipment has been * devised for high-power rifles which simplifies the aiming of a weap on when it is used for shooting wild beasts after dark. Unlike other light ing apparatus heretofore introduced for night hunting, the beam of light has the shape of an Inverted letter “T.” This character is brilliantly em blazoned upon whatever object the shaft of light strikes, as. for instance, the shoulder of a lioness. The hunter hntla^^^^Jr _ v - |> ;> ' j ; \ s|p i- \ . 'ijfesss . I ; ' ib*/' '^Z&ZZf* first of these wdll be installed at Fish er’s island. Long Island sound, and here all the testwork in torpedo units will be carried out. The war department is keeping very mum on the subject. It is not regard ed as desirable that any official* pub licity be sought, especially as agents of the belligerent European pow’ers are ever ready to grab up any new de vice which seems to promise use in warfare. It was well known in Washington, however, that the army officers of the commission which visited Gloucester were enthusiastic w’hen they returned here. They saw Mr. Hammond put his famous wireless boat, the Natalia, through its paces without a single fail ure to respond to radio control. Sitting in his laboratory on shore, the inventor put the Natalia on her course and held her there until he wished to turn, when she took the pre cise angle he desired. He demonstrated that he could con trol the Natalia for the ordinary range of vision, which is about eight miles on the ocean surface. Indeed, the dis tance of control is limited only by the pow’er of the high radio station. He used a five-kilowatt station. A big battleship carries a station of from thirty to fifty kilow’atts. Gen. E. M. Weaver, chief of the coast artillery corps, said in regard to the Hammond invention: “If such a means of attack were added to those we now have w r e w’ould then be able to attack an enemy’s ships by mortar fire falling vertically on the decks of the ships, by gunfire against the side, turret and barbette armor and by mines and radio-con trolled torpedo below water.” To test the possibility of interfer ing with the wireless control of the Natalia the Dolphin, which has the best radio-transmitting apparatus in the United States navy, was sent to Gloucester, and by breaking in with her powerful waves attempted to neu tralize or disarrange the messages from the shore. The experiments con tinued many hours. Throughout all this time the little Natalia darted about under perfect control, while the Dolphin operator tried in vain to fath om the secret and send out ether vibrations which would confuse her. Not until the Dolphin was only 230 feet distant from the Natalia could the shore control be affected. That wmuld be too close for its battleship victim to stop a torpedo. It is suggested that the final form the radio-directed torpedo may take will be that of a submarine running a few r feet below' the surface or a hy droplane traveling at immense speed on the surface of the water. Mr. Hammond’s second important device is the thermite shell, which he says was handed over to the Germans by a traitorous German employee of his and is now’ being used in the w T ar in Europe. As Hammond’s projectile flies through the air the compbsiUs of ther mite, oxide of iron and finely divided aluminum are brought together inside it and unite, with the production of a shaped perfect chin” all receive their due of praise; the nose, a seeming ne cessity in any profile, is not even men tioned. It may be as well; each read er supplies in the lovely face the line that suits him best The poet may have feared that by its mere mention he would produce the effect too often given by the dose in real life —a heavi ness that mars an otherwise charming face. —The Atlantic. If it is anything he has paid to hear, the average man believes it is true. in this way Is able to point his rifle almost as one would the nozzle of a hose, for upon firing, his bullet will strike the point indicated by the char acter. Just enough light is diffused outside of the plane of the “T” shaft, says Popular Mechanics, to illuminate dimly a small field and show the out line of an animaL The custom among women of our town is to take two handkerchiefs to a funeral. But Mrs. Tug Watts never takes fewer than four. temperature of 5,400 degrees Fahren heit, the greatest artificial heat know’ll except the electric arc. In another compartment of the shell, a second chemical reaction pro duces deadly hydrocyanic gas, or prus sic acid. *> When the projectile penetrates a battleship or a fort, a small bursting charge cracks the shell. The prussic acid gas prevents approach. The then*, mit produces a wffiite hot mass of metal which, show’erefi about the spot, will instantly set fire to anything in flammable, or eat through a battle ship’s decks and right dow r n into the ocean. A third invention of Mr. Hammond is his curious electrical dog, which will follow' anybody who has a lantern about the Hammond lawn at Glouces ter in the darkness. The interior of the dog consists of a battery, relays and a motor. On either side is a selenium disk, which is so affected by the light that it pursues a visitor until he puts out his lantern. Dared Them to Shoot Him. In 1864 Colonel Daniels of the Sev enth Rhode Island became unpopular with some of his command, and a rumor spread that he would be shot at the next engagement. He heard of it. It was customary when guns had been loaded for some lime to have them discharged into some convenient bank, and Colonel Daniels took advantage of this. Marching his regiment out with loaded rifles, he faced them toward a suitable elevation, and, taking posiion on the top of it and in front of them as at dress parade, he gave the com mands “Ready!” “Aim!” “Fire!” and the pieces w’ere discharged. Needless to say, any man could have shot him with little danger of dis covery and needless to say also, none of them did. There were no more threats of that kind in his regiment.— “Recollections of a Varied Career.” Origin of War Terms. With the exception of shrapnel, named after its inventor, an English colonel, there are very few war terms now in use which have a British origin. “Grenadier” is generally sup posed to come from the French. The word is, however, of German birth, and originally was “grenatier,” the force owing their name to the hand grenades w’ith which they were armed. The w’ord “musket” has an Italian de rivation —“moschetto,” which was re ally a species of small sparrow-hawk. In ancient times and in the middle ages the name musket was used to designate a small mortar w’hich threw arrows. When gunpowder was invent ed a small cannon was baptized “musket,” and later the rifle of the ordinary infantryman earned the name, while the whole unit was called i “musketeers.” Convenience. “Yes,” said the artist: “I once lived in a little room on the top floor.” “How nice; ' exclaimed the girl who reads about the gay life. “Only one flight up to the roof garden!” No Indians in 100 Years. The American full-blooded Indian, of course, not be extinct within the life of any person now living, but it will not be more than a century when the original American will have passed off this continent. There are enough Indians left. on the reservations to keep up the full-blood line for 100 years, but tuberculosis and the change of environment have done their work, until now there are comparatively few full-bloods left on any of the reser vations. Dollars and Age. “And how does this hat look on me? Does it make me look younger?” asked the woman In the millinery shop. “Ah, madam,” replied the modiste, “it makes you look thirty dollars younger.” The True Significance. "Why do you keep that sign over your desk, ‘This Is My Busy Day’?” “So that people won’t hang around and try ttf transact business when I want to play golf.” t THE SEA COAST ECHO, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI CALOMEL IS MERCURY,'IT SIGKENSP STOP USi SALIVATING DRUG Don't Lose a Day's Work! If Your Liver Is Sluggish or Bowels Constipated Take “Dodson's Liver Tone,”—lt's Fine! You’re bilious! Your liver Is slug gish! You fe,el lazy, dizzy and all knocked out. Your head is dull, your tongue is coated; breath bad; stomach sour and bowels constipated. But don l t take salivating calomel. It makes you sick, you may lose a day's work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That’s when you feel that awful nausea and cramp ing. If you want to enjoy the nicest, gen tlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson’S Liver Tone. Your druggist or dealer sells you a 50-cent bottle of Dodson’s Liver Tone under my personal money-back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your CONVEY MUCH IN FEW WORDS Japanese Proverbs Pungent and Their Repartee Apt to Be Keen and Stinging. It has been said that the Japanese arc as apt and unique in their proverbs as they are in their w'orks of art. What, for example, could be more ap propriate to men in certain desperate circumstances than this: <!, Man may shout when he can no longer swim?” “While the tongue works the brain sleeps,” is another saying of the Jap anese, which expresses their contempt for loquacious persons. The Japanese are quick at repartee; their wit is keen and tempered, and they can often administer a perfect snub in brief, terse form. In illustra tion of this there may be cited the fol lowing instance: There was being tried in a court a case involving the possession and own ership of a piece of property. The lit igants were brothers. The holder, who was clearly not the rightful owner, had assaulted and ejected his brother and was protesting his right to defend his claim. The examining magistrate listened very patiently to him until he closed with the words. “Even a cur may bark at his own gate.” Then the judge quaintly voiced the judgment, as if stating an abstract # point of law, “A dog that has no gate bites at his own risk.” DISTRESSING PIMPLES Removed by Cuticura Soap and Oint ment. Trial Free. Smear them with the Ointment. Wash off in five minutes with Cuti cura Soap and hot water and continue bathing for some minutes. Repeat on rising and retiring. These fragrant supercreamy emollients do much for the skin, and do it quickly. Sample each frao-by-Esail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. XY, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. No Claim. “That jitney gave you a mighty hard bump.” “I should say so. I have been laid up for two weeks.” m “Good thing you carry accident in surance.” “Yes, but it doesn’t get me anything in this case.” “I should like to know why not?” “I could see in the chauffeur’s eye that his hitting me was. not going to be an accident.” Worth Listening To. “Those two men over there are hav ing a warm argument. It must be about the war.” “I think not. They are probably dis cussing a subject they know some thing about.” “Why so?” "Half a dozen pedestrians and the policeman on this beat seem inter ested in what they are saying.” Both Busy. “Where is Clarence?” “He’s in the house playing jack straws.” “And where is Edith?’ “I dunno. She may be out sailing the motor boat, and then again, she may be trying out her new aero plane.” Quite a Hint. The Guest —Your wife is such a handsome woman. I should think you’d be jealous of her. The Host —I am. And for that rea son I never invite any man here that any sane woman w r ouid take a fancy to. To Be Sure. “You seldom hear of a man after he enters prison.” “That isn’t surprising.” “No?” “Doing time is comparatively a noiseless performance.” In the sixteenth century dictionaries were chained in the schoolhouses. as Bibles were In the churches, by reason of their costliness and rarity. Sprains relieved by thorough appli cations of Hanford’s Balsam, well rubbed in. Adv. The thread of the silkworm is one thousandth of an inch in diameter. Submarines for naval purposes were first developed by Prance. For galls use Hanford’s Balsany Adv. A close friend is (me who won’t lend you money. sluggish liver better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won’t'make you sick. Dodson’s Liver Tone Is real liver medicine. You’ll know* it next morn ing because you will wake up feeling fine, your liver will be working, your headache and dizziness gone, your stomach will be sweet and your bowels regular. You will feel like working; you’ll be cheerful; full of vigor and ambition. Dodson’s Liver Tone is entirely vegetable, therefore harmless and can not salivate. Give it to your children! Millions of people are using Dodson’s Liver Tone instead of dangerous cal omel now. Your druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel is almost stopped entirely here. CREDITED TO THE BOSTONESE Proverbs With Which Most Are Fa miliar Set Forth Clothed in New Language. If upon the initiative attempt suc cess eludes your efforts, repeat the operation ad infinitum. It is an exceedingly lengthy byway that fails to produce some tangible evidence to prove that its natural ten dencies point to an apparent longing to execute a right angle. When the household feline has tem porarily vacated the premises, the small rodents will undoubtedly take advantage of her absence to partici pate in unseemly gambols commen surate with the joyous occasion. The operation of conveying a beast of burden in the general direction of the trough containing aqua distilla may prove to be one of comparative ease, but the process of inducing the quadruped to partake of the contents thereof is often a matter of conjec ture, to be determined only by the avowed inclination of the animal in question.—Judge. Preparing. In one of the southern states the negroes are great patrons of a matri monial agency. One darky, anxious to find a wife for his son, went to this agent, who handed him his list of lady clients. Running through this the man came upon his own wife’s name, entered as desirous of obtain ing a husband betweerrthe ages of twenty-eight and thirty. Forgetting about his son, the darky hurried home to announce his discov ery to his w'ife. She was not at all disturbed. “Yes,” she said. “I done give him my name. I puts it down when you was so sick in de winter and de doctor says he must prepare for de worst.” — Chicago Journal. - - • Fine Scorn. “Lady,” said Plodding Pete, “could you spare a hungry man a meal o’ victuals?” “You go away from here or I’ll call my husband.” “Is that there stoop-shouldered man plowin’ corn in the next field your husband?” “Yes, it is.” “I take back what I said. I’ve got a heart in me, I have. If you’ve got a meal o’ victuals for a poor starvin’ man, give it to your husband.” Free Information, “I ain’t had no work ter do in more’n two years, mum.” “Poor man. Ho whave you man aged to live?” “People have helped me, mum.” “And so will I. Walk down this road half a mile and you will come to our county seat, where there Is a model jail that serves better meals than any country hotel in this part of the state.” —Kansas City Star. She Needs It. “I hope you won’t be angry, dear est,” said wifey as she displayed her purchases, “but I simply could not re sist buying this lovely wrap to wear over my bathing suit at the beach.” “It’s a beauty,” admitted her hus band. “Why don’t you buy another one to wear over your street cos tume?” To Drive Out Malaria And Build Up The System Take the Old Standard GROVE S TASTELESS chill TONIC You know what you are taking, as the formula is printed on every label, showing it is Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds up the system. SO cents. Adv. The Way of It. Knowit —They say the water in the Panama canal is gradually becoming salty. Grouchy—Always some fresh trou ble down there. When a lecture is free you are ex pected to buy a book or a shaving strop from the man who delivered it. Hanford’s Balsam of Myrrh Is a good leg wash for horses and cattle. Adv. In guarding his reputation every man should be his own watchman. Berlin and Vienna have each u popu lation exceeding 2,000,000. Many a man charges his misdeeds up to his ancestors. Keep Hanford’s Balsam in your sta ble. Adv. The first balloon ascension took place in 1783. . HAD THE LAUGH ON HIMSELF Miser Got Away With the Oatmeal and Also Succeeded in Saving Precious Whisky. J. P. Hartz of Detroit, the doyen of the American Surgical Trade associa tion. said at the fiftieth annual con vention in New York: “The war has kited the price of car bolic acid up to $1.65 a pound—it sold before the war at nine cents a pound. The hospitals that use carbolic acid now have to be as economical and sparing as old Josh Lee. “Old Josh Lee was a miser, and he breakfasted every morning on oat meal. To save fuel he cooked his week s supply of oatmeal on Sundays. This supply, by the time Saturday came around, was pretty stiff and tough and hard to down. “One Saturday morning old Josh found his oatmeal particularly unap petizing. It had a crust on it like iron. He took a mouthful of the cold, stiff mixture —then he half rose, think ing he’d have to cook himself some eggs. ' - “But he hated to give in. He hated to waste that oatmeal. So he took out the whisky bottle, poured a gen erous glass and setting it before his plate, he said: “ ‘Now, Josh, if you eat that oatmeal you’ll get this whisky; and if you don’t you won’t.’ “The oatmeal was hard to consume, but Josh, wdth his eye on the whisky, managed it. Then, when the last spoonful was gone, he grinned broad ly, poured the whisky back into the bottle again, and said: “ ‘Josh, my son, I fooled you that time, you old idiot!"’ —Washington Star. Good Address. Joseph E. Widener, the millionaire sportsman, was talking in Newport about homes. “Philadelphia is the city of homes,” he said, “but if your home is north of Market street you are considered, socially speaking, out of it. Your home must be south of Market street —you must live down town —if you would be a social personality in Phila delphia.” “And yet. after all,” said an English man, “what difference does it make where a man lives?” “It makes all the difference in the world,” said Mr. Widener. “A fact that is w r ell remembered about Di ogenes today is that he lived in a tub.” Homesick. “Ever since you’ve been in town,” said the city relative, “you’ve been having two or three lemon squashes every day.” “Yes," replied Farmer Corntossel. “A habit’s a habit.” “But you don’t drink them!” “I don’t want to. 1 am willing to pay the money so as to get a straw to chew T .” Easy Money. “Any fishing up where you spent your vacation?” “Plenty. In fact, there wasn’t any thing else. All w r e got to eat was the fish we caught ourselves, and they charged us sls a week for serving it.” * J. J. Williams of Boulder, Col., after successfully using Hanford’s Balsam of Myrrh for sores, mud fever and thrush, writes: “Your Balsam is w’orth many dollars to horsemen and stock owners.” Adv. The number of telephones in the United States has increased fifteen fold in the last 14 years. There is always something coming to us that we should like to see side tracked. For harness galls and sore shoulders use Hanford’s Balsam of Myrrh. Adv. Boxing is taught in the state schools of Australia. Children Cry for Fletcher’s The Kind Ton Hare Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of— and has been made under his per eonal supervision since its infancy* /<4cc*u4£ Allow no one to deceive you in this* All Counterfeits, Imitations and 44 Just-as-good ” are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment* What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare* goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It Is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic Substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels, assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural Sleep* The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend* GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years Tho Kind You Have Always Bought CURED OF PELLAGRA;, WOMAN IS SO HAPPY Ratliff, Miss.— lda Creel, of this place, writes; ‘T am enjoying fine health, bet ter than I have in years. My weight i 11®; when I began taking your treatment it was 98. I cure can praise your treat ment ; can eat anything I w T ant and it don’t seem to hurt me.” There is no longer any donbt that pel lagra can be cured. Don’t delay until it is too late. It is your duty to consult the resourceful Baughn. The symptoms—hands red like sunburn, skin peeling off, sore mouth, the Ups, throat and tongue a flaming red, with much mucus and choking; indigestion and nausea, either diarrhoea or constipation. There is hope; get Baughn’s big Free book on Pellagra and learn about the remedy for Pellagra that has at last been found. Address American Compounding Cos., box 2064, Jasper, Ala., remembering money is refunded in any case where the remedy falls to cure. —Adv. Cool Request. “Would you be kind enough to re turn my photograph?” she w r rote. “I gave it to you in a moment of girlish folly, and I have since had occasions to regret that I was so thoughtless in such matters.” Of course she pictured that photo graph framed and hung up in his room, and was inclined to think that he would part from it with deep re gret. Just why she wanted it returned is immaterial. Of course, he had of fended her in some way, and she wished to test his love, but it is un necessary to inquire how r . The answer to her note came the following day. “I regret,” it read, “that I am un able at this late date to pick out your photograph. How r ever, I send you my entire collection, numbering a little over 500, and w’ould request that you return all except your own by passen ger train at my expense.” A Forlorn. Hope. “Mr. Corncobbe, I dare say your son has learned a great many thinffs at college.” “Yes. He’s larnt how ter yell, how ter dance. how r ter play football an' baseball, how ter set in a stiff game of poker, an’ has other accomplish ments I haven’t been able ter classify yet, but I hope ter find among 'em what I’m looking for.” “And what is that?” “Something that will help him ter get more out of an acre of land than I’ve been able ter get.” Two Classes. The late Charles Frohraan used to divide Americans into two classes — those who dine in evening dress and those who dine in their shirt-sleeves. “Or, to put it better,” Mr. Froh man would say. “the two great Ameri can classes are, first, those who dresa for dinner, and, second, those who undress for dinner.” The Reason. Simpson—l wonder how it is th:j< nearly all the misers we read of are old bachelors? Mrs. Simpson (Insinuatingly)—Ot married misers are so common that, they are not w r orth mentioning. An Honest Confession. “I suppose you will be out again tonight,” remarked Pokerton’s wife somewhat sarcastically. “I am sure,” he admitted, “unless 1 hold better hands than I did last night.” Frankly admitting that the baby re sembles its father is the shortest way. It also is the safest. Many a shallow’ mind has been con cealed behind a deep voice. Yes, Cordelia, the female bookkeep er may be a countess.