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U. S. Leads in ,
Canal Tonnage
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New Record Made, With Britain,
Japan and Norway Follow
ing in Order.
•hipa of Four Nations Carried 80 Per
Cent of Tonnage Which Moved
Through Canal During the
Last Fiscal Year.
Washington.—Ships of four nations
carried 80 per cent of the approxi
mately 11,600,000 tons of cargo which
moved through the Panama canal dur
ing the fiscal year ended June 30,
American vessels led all others with
a total of 5,163,000 tons, establishing
a new record by Increasing the total
tonnage of the previous high years by
British ships were second and sur
passed even the high mark of 1917,
their last banner year. They reached
a total of 3,738,250 tons.
Japan and Norway took third and
fourth places with 758,600 and 037 880
tons, respectively. Norway dropped
below Its figures for 1918, but Japan
soared to new heights, exceeding her
last high mark by 32,279 tons.
Result of Competition.
These unparalleled Increases in com
merce moved through the waterway
by the four nations are attributed by
Oov. J. J. Morrow of the Panama
canal, In his annual report to compe
tition so keenly developed that It re
quires use of the quickest routes.
“Almost one-third of the total ton,
nage handled," the report says, “was
so strongly competitive that prompt
and complete service may have been
the determining factor In the choice of
tV A TV_ _ . v _
t luiHiuii u'uur. ixi iiiniiy xil i lit?
trades served by tbe Pannma canal,
the saving of distance, and hence of
time, by the use of the canal Is so
great that shipping could hardly af
ford to use any other route.”
Of the nations which shared In mov
ing the remaining 11 per cent of ton
nage the most Important were Den
mark, Holland, Spain, Sweden, France
and Peru In the order nnmed.
“The most important trade route
served by the canal.” the report adds,
“was that between the east coast of
the United States and the west coast
of South America. Others of the prin
cipal routes were those from the east
coast of the United States to the far
east and between the west coast of
America and Europe.”
Gov. Morrow points to the double
value of the canal to the United States.
In addition to tbe quick service It
gives American ships from coast to
coast and In the world trade routes,
there Is, he said, a constantly Increas
ing revenue which comes to the nation
from tolls collected.
“In terms of money the Panama
cannl," the report asserts, “had gross
revenues of more than $27,000,000; In
creased investment, additions, stock,
I etc., of $8,000000 and gross operating
expenses of $24,500,000.” The excess
of revenues In the Inst fiscal year, the
report shows, was $2,750,000 more than
for Interest on the capital cost of the
Big Railway Revenue.
The Panama Railroad company, ac
cording to the report, had a gross reve
nue of approximately $22,000,000. an
Increase In investments In capital ad
ditions of $1,500,000, w’hile the gross
operating expenses were $22,000 000
on June 30 last. Gross revenues of
the Panama Railroad Steamship line,
at the same time, were $5,156,440'
while operating expenses for the flscai
year totaled $5,857,257.
Legislation to Increase the revenue
collected from tolls Is asked by the
governor, who points out that the
present system Is to assess tolls, on
the basis of $1.20 a net ton, according
to Panama canal measurement, “un
less this would result in a rate of
more than $1.25 a net ton, according
to United States rules of measure
“Under this dual system tolls col
lected amounted to $11,276,889, whlcf
Is $1,937,021 less than would have been
collected If Panama canal rules only
were used," he adds. “Speedy enact
ment of a law establishing the single
standard Is urged.”
Alaska Trappers Report Priceless Fur
bearer Back in Kelp Beds on
Aleutian Islands.
Takutat, Alaska.—The sea otter,
once almost extinct and now protected,
Is again Inhabiting the sea kelp beds
on the Aleutian Islands In large num
bers. In fact, so many are seen the
department of fisheries may be pre
vailed upon for a brief open season
for the benefit of natives and trappers
who have fared badly the last two
seasons. >
The sea otter Is one of the most
cunning and easily frightened of ani
mals. Like the fur seal its pelt has
an ebony shimmer, showing silver
when blown open, but soft black,
tipped with white when examined hair
by hair. A full grown animal meas
ures six feet from nose to end of talU
One pup is born at a time. The moth
er otter sleeps on her back in the
water^ clamping the young In her arras.
Each native is perrhitted to trap two
a year for his own use. The sea ot
ter has been seen as far south ns Eu
reka, Cal. The pelts are priceless.
Erzberger's Daughter Nun.
Berlin, Germany.—Maria Erzberger,
daughter of the recently murdered
former German minister of finance,
Mathias Erzberger, has taken the veil
in the nunnery of Echt in southern
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Lieut, the Hon. Cecil Forester of
the English Royal House guards has
the privilege of keeping his hat on in
the presence of royalty. The lieuten
nnt, who Is heir to Lord Forester,
inherits this royal patent from a fore
bear who lived In the reign of Henry
VIII. That monarch authorized For
ester’s ancestor to keep his hat on in
the presence of the sovereign on ac
count of "certain diseases and infirmi
ties in his head.”
\ “Meanest Man on Earth” \
\ Discovered in Iowa \
J The “meanest man on earth” \
* is believed to be living in Mount *
i Vernon, la. An automobile driver t
* became stalled near the city and J
i hailed a passing truck driver, t
J who found the loose connection {
t and proceeded to crank the 6n- *
J gine. The engine back-fired, t
i breaking the rescuer’s arm. J
J “I broke my arm,” he said. \
* “Too bad,” responded the res- *
t cued motorist as he speeded #
* down the road. Unable to start *
$ his big truck, the Injured man »
J was forced to walk to Mount \
t Vernon, where he received medl- *
\ cal attention. \
* ...*
Find Tombs of
Ethiopian Kings
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Expedition Headed by Professor
Reisner Brings Back Story
of Lost Civilization.
Ten Years' Research Provides Rich
Collection for Harvard University
and Boston Museum—Get
Full List of Rulers.
Cambridge, Muss.—Discovery of the
tombs of 20 generations of Ethiopian
kings and the recovery of material
buried for more than 2,000 years,
which makes it possible for the first
time to write the history of Ethiopia,
were reported by the joint Egyptian
expedition of Hardvard university and
the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The
expedition, in charge of Professor
George A. Iteisner of Harvard, was in
Egypt ten years. Its findings in part
have been reported from time to time.
Find Royal Cemeteries.
The discovery of the lost civilization
of Ethiopa was made at Napata, now
called Gebel Barkal. Naparata, the an
cient capital of Ethiopia, lies in the
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, at the southern
end of Dongola province. The royal
cemeteries were found outside the city.
At Nuri, to the south, on a low knoll
near . the River Nile, the archaeolo
gists examined a group of pyramids
which proved to be the tombs of the
20 kings and 25 queens of Ethiopia
from 660 to 250 B. C., most of whoso
names had been lost to human knowl
Excavations gradually uncovered the
burial chamber of Tirhaqa, the king
of Ethiopia mentioned in the book of
Isaiah, who was one of the five Ethi
opian raonarchs who ruled over Egypt,
and then one by one uncovered the
tombs of ail the other kings, queens,
princes and princesses of Ethiopia for
a period of more than four centuries.
After the excavations at Nuri, four
of the greatest kings of Ethiopia were
still lacking—kings who, like Tirhaqa,
Had ruled Egypt as well as Ethiopia.
In the third year of search these four
kings with their queens, and indeed six
generations of their ancestors, were
found at the second royal cemetery at
El-Kur ’Uw on the north of Napata.
Descend From Nomads.
It was then discovered that the
royal family of Ethiopia had ^rung
from a tribe of Libyan nomads who
had entered the province, then a part
of Egypt, about 900 B. C., had become
Egyptianlzed, revolted from Egypt and
finally, under Plankhy, conquered the
nlripr Pmintrv From title o<mc<nA«ni,n,i
I Pioneer Engine Opened a New Station
St. Paul, Minn., rolled back the curtain 60 years as the Northwest’s pio
neer little old locomotive pulled the first train Into the new $15,000,000 Union
station there. The engine Is the “William Crooks,” named after Jim Hill's
flilef engineer. Flowers were thrown upon It, as Its pilot broke the floral
tape held ncross the tracks by the three oldest Great Northern yardmen, whose
combined service aggregated 111 years. ^ 1
place five of the kings of Ethiopia had
ruled Egypt and 2,000 miles of the
Nile valley, and had sent their ambas
sadors to the courts of Assyria and
western Asia.
Careful study of the objects and In
scriptions found In these tombs has
given the Harvard-Boston archaeolo
gists a full chronological list of the
kings of Ethiopia during this period,
and a knowledge of the condition and
development of the remarkable arts
and crafts of the time.
i| Bible Printed in >634
Owned by Clevelander |
| i *»VUV4 V fc»Ul UV/1 | |
!; printer to his most excellent ma- I;
I; Jesty, and by the assignees of !|
!; John Bill, 1634.” I;
The type Is old English script. ! I
! Names are scattered throughout I
; the book, many of them half ob4 <1
11 llterated. An unreadable will Is |!
written on the first fly-leaf. Fly- ;!
!; leaves and wood engravings are
; scattered throughout the edl
! tlon. An early Nineteenth cen- ;;
!; tury record of a family Is one >
!; feature still decipherable. !;
! The book, according to Mr. ];
! Lowers, has been In his family !!
! for many generations. I !
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Find Lott Sacrament Set
London, Canada.—Lost for thirty
two years, a magnificent set of sacra
mental sliver, consisting of flagon,
chalices, paten and silvers, which had
heed presented to Huron college by
Bishop Hellmuth, then an archdeacon,
In 1804, 'has Just been found. The
sliver disappeared during the time al
terations were being made to the
theological Institution’s chapel, and It
was believed to have been stolen by
workmen. It was found in an old,
disused bank vault
Beacon’s Rays Will Illumine Europe’*
Airway for 200 Miles—Two
Years to Build.
Paris.—What Is described as the
most powerful lighthouse ever con
structed has Just been completed here.
It Is Intended for the new air station
it Dijon and has taken over two years
:o construct.
The beam of light thrown from two
tr ■
groups of lamps has an intensity of
2,000,000,000 candle’ power and the
flash will be seen at a distance of
nearly 200 miles.
The whole fabric of steel girders
on concrete piles wlU be transported
t« Mount Africa (1.500 feet), nine miles
from tyjon, where it will be set up
permanently a* a guiding light for
the great airways to the east and
south of Europe.
Mr*. Watts Will Study Eugenics and
Other Specialities at Kan
sas "U."
Lawrence, Kan.—To college at fifty
eight, after she la already what the
world might term a successful woman.
This Is the thing being done by Mrs.
Mary Terrill Watts of Audubon, Iowa,
who Is credited with having been the
originator of the better babies move
ment which has spread throughout the
United States. Mrs. Watts is enrolled
In the University of Kansas for special
studies, Including eugenics, public
speaking, feature writing and swim
Mrs. Watts has been a booster for
the fitter family plan launched by Dr.
Florence Sherbon, now of the K, U.
faculty and formerly a pioneer In the
Iowa better babies movement Mrs.
Watts Is a very close friend of Dr.
Sherbon and is interested in the fitter
family movement of Kansas. And it
was because of this movement, which
was launched at the Topeka free fair
In 1920 tmd which she Intends to ex
tend still further in tills state, that
Mrs. Watts is taking studies at the
University of Kansas.
Compact apparatus using a kerosene
stove has been invented by a French
physician for treating .frozen hands or
feet with stet
House Bill 9,157 a “Horrible Example’' I
WASHINGTON.—That part of of
ficial Washington which Is
working for the reorganization
of the executive departments Is point
ing to house bill 9157 as a “horrible
example” of present conditions. It was
Introduced by Representative Gordon
Lee of Georgia and was referred to
the committee on agriculture. It au
thorizes the President, upon recom
mendation of the secretary of agricul
ture, to establish a national park In a
national forest reservation In the Blue
Ridge and Cohutta mountains of
Georgia, created In 1911 under the
Weeks act. There are provisions for
| leasing land for hotels, summer re
1 sorts, cottages and homes. The park
Is to be subject to rules promulgated
by the secretary of agriculture, who Is
charged with the duty of executing the
To the outsider this bill seems harm
jess, but to the Inside* It Is all wrong.
Under the usual procedure national
park bills go to the public lands com
mittee. A national park Is created by
act of congress, not by presidential
proclamation. National parks are In
charge A the secretary of the Interior,
who Is ex officio head of the national
park service, a bureau created for the
specific purpose of managing the Ra
tional parks. National parks cont&ln
no summer resorts, cottages and
homes; public service utilities only are
Of course, these departures from the
usual did not Just happen. The Agri
cultural department has long been
campaigning to have the national park
service transferred to It from the In
terior department, and Is now devel
oping the national forests—created
for lumber and grazing—as recreation
al competitors of the national parks.
Now that a reorganization of the de
partments may result In transferring
the forest service to the Interior de
partment, house bill 9167 has an evl«
dent purpose. i
Where Government Employees Do Resign
THE old saying regarding govern
ment employees that few die
and none resign does not apply
to the patent office. The force of ex
aminers in this Important bureau num
bers 430. In 32 months 231 of them
resigned. In a little over a year one
quarter of the entire force went out.
They became very tired working for
Uncle Sam for $1,500 to $2,700 a year,
when they could go with corporations
that would pay them two or three
times as much, or could begin the prac
tice of patent law.
If an application for a patent Is
filed today, the Inventor will be lucky
if he secures its first consideration a
year from now. There are nearly 60,
000 applications on file In the patent
office and these must all be taken up
and considered In their order. No
wonder that the patent office Is over
whelmed with complaints from manu
facturers representing every section.
The patent office, as Commissioner
Robertson says In his annual report,
Is retarding Industry instead of provid
ing new avenues for employment.
Seventy years ago patent examiners
were paid $2,400 a year, the same sal
ary as a congressman then received,
but from 1842 to 1921 only $300 ha*
been added to this amount. Forty
eight out of the 430 receive the maxi
mum figure. There are nearly 100 who
get only $1,500 a year. Time and time
again congress has been urged to pay
these men a salary commensurate with
their work, especially as the patent
oflice is a profit-producing concern and
the money does not come out of the
pockets of the taxpayers. Nothing
has been done. Bills have passed the
senate or the house separately and
have even reached the conference
stage, but they have never become
laws. At the present time another
bill, favorably reported unanimously
by the committee on patents, Is pend
ing In the house.
Women Clash in “Equal Rights” Battle
A MOVEMENT Instituted by wom
en agninsl women—that Is the es
sence of the bill for abrogation
of all legal disabilities and discrimina
tions against women that is bei^g
promulgated by the Woman’s Party.
This Is the attitude taken by the Na
tional Consumers’ league, of which
Miss Jane Addnms and Mrs. Edward
P. Costigan of Chidhgo and Miss R. P.
Halleck of Louisville are vice presi
“Perhaps they are doing It unwit
tingly, but they are sweeping away all
the social discriminations we have
been fighting for,” said Miss Jeanette
Rankin, formerly congressman from
Montana. Miss Rankin, was In Wash
ington to attend the twenty-second an
nual convention of the Consumers'
league, and she is a perfect example
or the contrast between the woman In
political and public life of today and
the first fighters for suffrage. She
had on a maroon suit that simply awed
with Its Intricate simplicity, and a hat
to match, with a long sweeping feath
er. Shades of stiff collars!
“We can’t ever make the problems
of men and women alike,” she de
clared, “They aren't alike; and they
need separate attention. Nothing
would be better for the factories that
employ women than this bill.”
Here’s the point at Issue: The Wom
an’s party has been trying to have a
"blanket bill” passed by the several
states which shall place men and,
women on an absolute equality as citi
zens. Progress has been slow. So now
the Woman’s Party proposes an
amendment to the Constitution cover
ing the same ground.
The National Consumers’ league Is
one of several women’s organizations
opposing the proposed Constitutional
amendment on the ground that through
It women will lose certain right? which
have been given to them as women by
several of the states—such as llmita- ,
tlon of hours of employment, prohlbl- j
tlon or regulation of night work, regu
lation of employment before and after
confinement and minimum wage scales.
Woman in Congress Tells Funny Stories !
CRITICAL visitors In the gallery
listened Intently the other day
when the only woman In con
gress, Miss Alice Robertson of Okla
homa, made a speech. Curiously
enough, It was In opposition to the
“maternity bill,” which the women of
the country apparently supported.
These critical visitors also commented
on the fact that she told three funny
stories In succession at the beginning
of her remarks. She began thus:
“Mr. Chairman, It may seem ungra
cious to speak of a little lncfdent that
occurred once when a Cherokee girl—
and very few of our beautiful balf
breed Cherokee girls can talk In Chero
kee—was suddenly called upon to
speak In her own language for the
benefit of an assembled audience. But
she quickly arose to the occasion and
repeated over and over, with different
Inflections of voice and gesture, the
alphabet and counted up to"25. [Laugh
ter.] We have heard the arguments
about pigs, and they mean Just about
as much as the Cherokee alphabet and
counting up to 25. [Laughter.]
“The committee in reporting out this
bill remind me a little of the spoiled
child traveling with Its mother and
nursery governess; the mother was ab
sorbed In a novel; young rfopeful cry
ing very petulantly; mother said to the
nursery governess, without looking up '
from her novel, ‘Why don't you give *
him what he wants? I’ve told you be 1
is too high strung to be crossed in any- !
thing.’ There was a moment’s silence, 1
and then a frightened and angry 1
howl. Mother said, ‘Why don’t you i
give him what he wants?* Poor nurs
ery governess replying, 'I did let him
have It. It was a bumblebee and It .
stung him.’ [Laughter.] The house
has been given the bill that It has been '
crying for; It may prove to have a ]
sting to It.”
Her third story was the one about
the little boy who came In all excited
and told his mother there were more !
than a million cats fighting In their
back yard—which finally turned out to
be two, making more noise than a mll»
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Clemency for Violators of War Laws
I rnwr rTrniwircwwirTf in'it m
EXECUTIVE clemency to offenders
against the war-time laws will be
given early consideration by
President Harding, It is said. The sub
ject was discussed at a cabinet meet
ing and a policy of leniency where
possible was generally approved.
Brief but bitter debate on the sub
ject developed In the house when
Meyer London, Socialist, Ney York,
read resolutions urging general amnes
ty for persons convicted of violating
war-time laws. Mr. London said a
group of prominent men and a number
rf former service men, Including four
holders of the congressional medal of |
honor, had signed the resolution.
Representative Lineberger, Repub- <
lican, California, Immediately ex- |
pressed opposition to amnesty, declar- i
lag men who died In France would i
turn over in their graves “if such men ,
as Eugene V. Debs were released from j
The President has asked the attor- |
ney general for a digest of each of the 1
war-time cases. However, the Presl- i
dent Is understood to view with dis
favor the release of persons who ad
vocated property destruction or Indus
trial offenders, although particular at
tention would be given service men (
guilty of Infractions of disciplinary
regulations of more or less serious
ness. He Indicated that the Justice
department would favor freedom by (
pardon, commutation of sentence or
parole, whsre the facts and good con
duct records would warrant.
The case of Eugene V. Debs would
be treated separately, l£r. Daugherty

Said to Have Corrupted Morals
of Ninety and Nine.
That Number of Innocent, Pure-MIndetf
Pollye Converted Into One Hun
e dred Per Cent “Cussars."
When the Booth liner Justin left
Manaos, Brazil, far up the Amazon
river, there were on board ninety-nine
jreen and unsophisticated parrots and
lack O’Brien, who also Is green.
When the ship reached Pier 0, Bush
terminal, Brooklyn, 100 green parrots
were in the cargo. There also were
ilghty-seven shocked passengers and
i crew which habitually wore cotton
n its Individual ears, conversed by
signs and Jumped nervously at Irregu
lar intervals. It was all blamed on
Tack O’Brien, who until this voyage
was one of the most popular seamen
who ever accepted a biscuit and finger
it one and precisely the same time.
One parrot with a gift for lan
guage and a sociable nature, it was
admitted, will lighten the leisure
lours of sallormen not given to pedan
try In speech. But when you multiply
:hat parrot by ninety-nine and then
:urn them loose, the result is—the
Booth liner Justin, as she appeared
when she reached Brooklyn.
Jack established his primary school
:ourses soon after the ship left Manaos.
Svery parrot In the place was doing
wst-graduate work In profanity with
i single-souled devotion when the
ihip arrived In port. One of the worst
features of the thing was that when
:he parrots once got a smack of the
iea they stood watch all the way, so
hat night was precisely as hideous
is day and day was equally as raucous
is night
For a time the crew fought Then
he men learned that “cussing out"
t parrot Is as futile as bawling out
l recording phonograph. Little green
>arrot addressed would sit silently at
ittention on his perch, head cocked
ind beady eyes fixed on the orator.
Nothing could be more gratifying than
he concentration displayed.
Then, Instead of saying: “You’re
mother!” as any real gentleman
vould do, the iJhrrot would begin at
iIs primary schooling and mount
•apldly through high school and col
ege work, ending crescendo In a
:arlcatured but emphatic version of
he orator’s best efforts. It got so'
hat when an officer desired to tell
i sailor to do something or go some
vbere he would whisper It, lest the 27
mrrots on duty command the officer
o go and do llkwlse, with amend
The bird-store man who was to
ecelve the consignment got an earful
if parrot talk on board and lmmedl
itely announced that he was supply
ng the birds to ladles and not to
porting clubs, and that all was over
letween him and the ninety and nine,
rhey may have to go back, It Is noised
Protecting Handbags.
Women suffer for lack of pockets,
'ommonly they carry money In their
landbags, a practice so well known to
hlPYOO thnt tho crrahhfncr nf hon/fhocra
m the street Is an every-day occur
ence. Joseph Costello of New York
lty has a scheme for preventing this
ort of highway robbery. He has pat
nted a little contrivance which Is sim
ile enough, looking somewhat like a
pool, and attachable to the cord or
trap of the handbag In such a way
lS to bind a loop of it around the
ady’s wrist. The loop thus provided
b not large enough to pass over the
land and so the bag cannot easily be
eparated from Its owner. The spool
Ike device Is In two parts which screw
nto each other, the cord of the handbag
mssing In at the top and out through
he sides of the spool. All that Is nec
ssary Is to pull the cord far enough
hrough the spool to make the loop of
iroper size, after passing It over the
iand, and then to screw the lower part
nto the upper part k>f the spool. This
llnches the cord and makes It fast.—
'hlladelphla Ledger.
The Earth Is His Pipe-Bowl.
“Daggs” smoking Is the African
qulvalent to the opium habit of Chl
a. It Is under the ban, but some of
he native addicts manage to Indulge
hemselves. Daggs Is an herb, and In
rder to smoke It the victim makes
wo holes In the earth, connected by a
assage between them at the lower
iart. One Is filled with leaves and
[ghted and then covered with a layer
f clay. A reed Is Introduced through
he underground passage, and this Is
hen sealed with a wad of clay, and
he native consumes the smoke with
rater. Under the influence he Is
uoyed to the skies, and trivial Inci
lents of his youth are recalled Id an
xaggerated manner. Every encounter
i a great victory and the victim is the
iero. As the influence departs the
moker sinks Into a heavy sleep, to
waken a mental and physical wreck
intil he takes another smoke.—Chlca
;o Journal.
Inconsiderate Parson.
During a sermon recently delivered
iy a Philadelphia clergyman there
cere frequent references to “sanctt
nonlous, psalm-slnglng, professed
Christians who have no real religion
n their makeup.”
A lad of ten who had heard this ser
non remarked to his father when they
lad returned home:
“Dad, I shouldn’t have thought Doc
or Smith would have spoken that way
t-_A. till*, m/vimini. -_I
night have been some of them In
:hurch I"—Philadelphia Ledger.
The Cruise of'the Ship-Shop.
The decks of the Raoul Briquet have
>een turned Into little streets of shops
vlth famous firm names over the win
lows. In this miniature Paris may be
(ought most of the wines, lingerie,
nedlclnes and toilet articles for which
he real Paris Is famous. The ship
ihop Is now visiting the Baltic sea
>orts, and Is everywhere enthuslas
leally received. A press campaign
(recedes her arrival, and the Idea Is
toll of commercial possibilities. More
ihlp-shops are planned, to tour the
jorts of the world. ,
She Failed.
Janie was returned from the Home
if the Feeble-Minded to the Orphans.’
tome, as the doctor’s examination had
iroved her merely “subnormal." 8ald
damle to Anna in a burst of ebull
ience and gossip: “Jane was sent
iway to be an Idiot, but she couldn’t
miss and bad to come back.”—Har
Open Eyee Denote Rashness.
Wide-open eyes are said to be Indio
itlve of rashness.
It's Quicksilver, Salivates, Causes
Rheumatism and Bone
The next dose of calomel you take
may salivate you. It may shock your
liver or start bone necrosis. Calomel
is dangerous. It Is mercury, quicksil
ver. It crashes into sour bile like
dynamite, cramping and sickening you.
Calomel attacks the bones and should
never be put into your system.
If you feel bilious, headachy, consti
pated and all knocked out, just go to
your druggist and get a bottle of Dod
son’s Liver Tone for a few cents which
is a harmless vegetable substitute for
dangerous calomel. Take a spoonful
and If It doesn’t start your liver and
straighten you up better and quicker
than nasty calomel and without making
you sick, you just go back and get your
Don’t take calomel I It can not be
trusted any more than a leopard or a
wlld-cat. Take Dodson’s Liver Tone
which straightens you right up and
makes you feel fine. No salts neces
sary. Give It to the children because
it is perfectly harmless and can not
Elderly Lady's Dignity Was Hurt by
Request Made to Her by Fel
low Passenger.
She was one of those fussy little old
women, all primped and with her hair
In a curl.
When she got aboard the street car
several men—yes, there are some who
still respect gray hairs on a street car
—got up and offered a seat. She ac
cepted one gentlemanly proffer, but
didn’t keep the seat long. When she
had finally found repose a woman
next to her said:
“Would you mind sliding over Just
a bit, please? Then another lady can
have a seat’’
Her gray-halred majesty rose to
lofty heights.
“Slide? Slide?” she sputtered. "I
will not slide. I will arise and take
my body elsewhere." I
And, suiting her actions to her word,
she arose and took her body up to the
front of the car, where her dignity
would not be assaulted by a request to
slide.—Indianapolis News.
Colored Lady Had Confidence In the
Ability of Witnesses to Sustain
Her Charge.
A southern magistrate had before
him as a complaining witness a col
Ofea woman who had caused to be
held a man on the charge that he had
attacked her with a pair of scissors.
“He mighty neah gouged my eye
out, Jedge,” she said. “He poked me
In the face with them scissors, Jedge,
not once, but to’ or five times. He
Jest cut up my face like It was a yard
of ribbon. There ain’t no mo’ danger
ous man alive, Jedge.”
The magistrate looked her over.
She had a wide, smooth, yellow face
that did not have a mark on It. ne
told her to repeat her story, and she
went through it again, telling how the
man had slashed her face with that
pair of scissors.
“But,” said the Judge, “there Isn’t
a mark on your face.”
“Marks’! she exclaimed Indignantly.
“Marks 1 What I care fo’ marks, lemme
ask yo’ that? I got witnesses, I tell
Hurry, mother! Even a sick child
loves the ’fruity” taste of “California
Fig Syrup” and It never falls to open
the bowels. A teaspoonful today may
prevent a sick child tomorrow. If con
stipated, bilious, feverish, fretful, has
cold, colic, or If stomach Is sour,
tongue coated, breath bad, remember a
good cleansing of the little bowels Is
often all that Is necessary.
Ask your druggist for genuine “Cali
fornia Fig Syrup” which has directions
for babies and children of all ages
printed on bottle. Mother I You must
say “California’ or you may get an
imitation flg syrup.—Advertisement.
Blessings of Obscurity.
“Doesn’t It make you discontented
to read about movie stars getting $2,
000 a week?”
“Sometimes it does,” said the citizen
whose income Is $3,000 a year, “but,
on the other hand, it Is a lot of satis
faction for me to know that I don’t
have to tell an Inquisitive public what
1 eat, what I wear, how I amuse my
self in my leisure moments and the
exact state of my affections from day
to day.”
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Nature Studies.
Mrs. Porcupine—I understand that
all the great nations of the earth are
considering disarmament
Mr. Porcupine—Well, they can talk
about disarmament all they've a mind
to, but these here quills of mine are
going to stick right on my back.
Inquiry Brought Instant Response
Considerably Embarrassing to
Youthful New Teacher.
I was just out of college and had
gone for the first time to teacb Id s
high school. I had not yet lost my
college girl propensity for seeking to
extract fun out of everything, whether
serious or comic. A formal meeting of
the faculty of the city was In progress,
with the promlent school men—super
intendent, commissioners, and princi
pals—seated on the platform. Among
them was a severe-looklng old peda
gogue with a long white, flowing beard.
Next to me sat a sedate woman
whom I rashly had taken to be a new
member of the faculty.
I turned to her with what I sup
posed to be an Infectious burst of con
fidence and giggled: “Who’s the old
bird with the whiskers?”
The woman turned her face directly
toward me, looked me up and down,
with an expression that congealed the
blood within me, and said, curtly:
"My father!”—Chicago Tribune.
For Once, at Least, a Physician Was
Willing to Take His Own
“They say,” remarked George L.
Fallon, the noted aeronaut, on the
Aqultanla, “that doctors never take
their own medicine, and In my youth I
believed that lie.
“Once, however, I made a very
stormy passage across the Atlantic,
and got frightfully seasick. The ship’s
doctor, a genial young chup, prescribed
champagne for me, a half bottle twice
a day, and say, I wish you could have
seen the perfect and unfailing regu
larity with which that young medico
would drop In at the appointed hour
and join me in carrying out his pre
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This delightful, stimulating tonic
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Pulled Through.
“Tour son has settled down to hard
"Yes,” said the proud father. “I’m
glad now that I had confidence in the
boy. When he took to playing the
ukulele and ‘stepped on the gas’ when
he wasn’t dancing, I got a bit discour
aged, but I kept telling mother not to
worry, that he’d make a man out of
himself yet.”
“Your narrative Is too highly
colored,” remarked the editor, return
ing the bulky manuscript.
“In what way?" Inquired the disap
pointed author.
man turn purple with rage, the villain
turn blue with cold.”—Edinburgh
Foolish Question.
Careless Ike—Any of you fellows
see a pair of leggings around here?
Boston Mike—Well, as there are
about two hundred men In this com
pany and they all wear leggings, I
don’t suppose It would surprise them
any If they did see a pair.—The Leath
Conserving Her Energy.
Mr. Constant Knagg—You don’t
mean to tell me your wife allows you
to interrupt her lectures?
Mr. Henry N. Peck—Along toward
the finish she gives me a slight chance
while she gathers her breath for the
last word.
Not Normal.
Bernard—Been fishing?
“Caught anything?”
“No; even the fish refuse to return
to their prewar bait”—London An
Madge—He used to tell her that the
world was his If she’d only love him.
Marjorie—Now they’re married he
can’t even get an apartment.—New
York Sun.
Three to One.
Knlck, Jr.—What Is the rule of
Knlck, Sr.—Wife, daughter and
mother-in-law.—New York Sun.
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Never say “Aspirin” without saying “Bayer.”
WARNING! Unless you see name “Bayer” on tablets,
you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by
physicians over 21 years and proved safe by millions for
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Colds Headache Rheumatism
Toothache Neuralgia Neuritis.
Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain
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