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THE REVEILLE.
PHONE NO. 29.
Published Every Thursday at
PORT GIBSON,
MISSISSIPPI
H. H. CRIRLER.
The Chinese sunflower, notes the |
Atlanta Constitution, follows the
arra of the Japanese chrysanthe
mum.
It's the easiest thing In the world
lo not become a bloated bondholder,
philosophizes the Pittsburg Dispatch.
I
T There is no discipline by which
one can make himself a humorist,
announces the Christian Register.
Humorists, like poets, must be born,
not made.
L
by having the peace congress order I
' People are singularly shortsighted, J
Why not settle the battleship dis
pute, suggests the Kansas City Star,
that all armor must be worn in plain
sight, and adopting the Queensbury
rule against hitting below the belt?
pleads the Law Journal. They grudge
a few guineas for professional advice
in making their wills, and forget that
they are risking the ravages on their
estate of a posthumous probate ac
oughl j
tion.
The society "small talker**
to be abolished,
nuisance, shouts the Cairo Sphinx.
He has a stock set of remarks that
He is a perfect
he fires off everywhere. He simply I
cannot think of anything else to say. |
This is a pity. He should not adver
tise his lack of ideas in this way.
/
Bishop Fallows says every person t
in this age 'of germs and hygiene
should live to be a centenarian at |
Like all seers, the learned
His is sour milk.
least,
bishop has a fad.
;His plan for prolonging life is not,
[however, novel. The Scandinavians
tirink sour milk as Americans drink |
lemonade. Sour milk is a luxury and
a delight to the Scandinavian palate
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In the Constantinople papers heads J
of States and members of royal fami- |
lies always die from natural causes.
"The Ottoman press," says a London
Journal, "is never allowed by the cen
sor to admit that any chief of any I
State or any member of any royal |
family has died a violent' death,
stated that Alexander of Servia and
Queen Draga 'died of indigestion at
It
the dead of night/ that President Car- I
not succumbed to a 'chill/ and that
the Empress Elizabeth of ^Austria
'had a sudden attack of apoplexy on
one of the steamboats on the Lak«
of Geneva.' "
er
of
Activity toward securing the com
parative safety of schoolhouses con
Dispatch. In Chicago the movement
is taking the form of wholesale ar
tinues the rule, asserts the Pittsburg
rests of janitors who have been de
.
scribed precautions for protection of
the pupils. In Milwaukee a number |
In other
tected neglecting any of the pre.
of schools have been ordered to close
because there are no fire escapes, as
required by law on buildings more
than two stories in height,
cities the activity is confined to modi
fication of doors, stairways, base
ments and building of fire escapes.
To a friendly prelate the Pope I
made this extraordinary statement, |
ï
much discussed In Vatican circles:
"How long do I expect to administer
the Holy See?" he asked. "As long
as God wills, but probably not longer I
than nine years.
When pressed for
an explanation the benign Pontiff
said: "Nine is the predominating
number in my private and official
I went to school nine years.
I studied nine years at the Univer
sity of Padua; for nine years I was
a curate at Tombolo; for nine years
I was a priest in Saizalo; for nine
years I was a Cathedral Lord at Tro
vito; for nine years I was Bishop of
amtua, and for nine years I was
patriarch and Cardinal ia Venice.
life.
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The new consideration for bird
life in the United States is not mere
ly sentimental and not wholly hu
manitarian, declares the Christian
Register, The fortunes of great in
dustries and the welfare of large
Communities depend upon the protec
tion of the birds which destroy ver
min and insects injurious to vegeta
tion. The cotton boll weevil has
forty-three enemies among the birds,
conspicuous among them the swal
low, bred In the North. If all the
birds were destroyed, insect pests
would soon make the country unin
habitable. As in many other in
stances, the humanitarian argument
may be enforced and the general wel
'
fare increased by showing the vast
Industrial advantages of the move
ment.
Even most
of the hawks,
crows, owls and blackbirds are found
to be the friends of their human
neighbors, from whom they take toll
occasionally, but the birds do not
prey upon man half as much as they
do upon each other
Men are valuable only iu proportion
« as they are useful,—Ex.
I CITIES UNDER A
SINGLE ROOF I
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Comforts and Necessaries to Be Had !
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In the Big Office Bnlldings
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of New York.
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Tenants of the newer office build
ings in New York City have com
forts and conveniences under their
roofs that in a smaller place it would
be necessary to go over the entire
| town to get, says the New York Sun
Everything virtually but sleeping
quarters is provided, even to gymna
siums aiml musical entertainments.
The- latter may be enjoyed from the
top of some lofty -structure while
the patron is eating an excellent meal
and gazing over the picturesque har
bor of the second greatest city in
the world.
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A business man needn't be annoyed
If late in t'he afternoon he hears
from friends visiting the city and
finds it necessary to entertain them
on short notice. Of course, he is
I not dressed for the occasion, but that
is a matter easily attended to.
First of all, he steps into the ele
vator and descends to the ticket of
fice in the building and secures tic
kets for a theatre. Then he steps
J Into the tailor shop.
If he hasn't taken the precaution
to leave his evening elothes in one
of the lockers there he is able to
as
have his business suit pressed while
he waits, or in a pinch he may rent
some after-dark wearing apparel. If
his linen is a trifle soiled it takes
but a minute to step into the haber
j dasher's on the same floor and re
place it.
After a session with the barber
and the manicure, an attendant has
a bath for him at • the proper tem
I perature. While he is having his
| hair trimmed a lon^iistanee tele
phone call comes in from Chicago.
He has informed his office assist
of
be
of
my
the
the
up,
up
for
ry
him
it
ed
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of
to
the
ants of his whereabouts and the op
erator switches the connection to
t , he bart** s h op .
phone is brougt to the business man,
| an( l without leaving his chair or even
Interfering with the barber he carries
A "portable tele
on a conversation over the wire.
That reminds him that it is not a
bad Idea to save time by having his
friends meet him at dinner in the
| building. After calling up the caterer
—upon the roof or wherever the rest
aurant happens to be, for maybe it's
one of the rathskeller kind—to re
serve a table he wiggles the receiv
J er hook, gets central again and noti
| fies his friends uptown of the ar
rangement.
He's able to dictate a letter or so
over the telephone to his stenograph
er while having his shoes polished,
I and after ordering some flowers and
| candy for the women of the party
at the-florist's outside the barber shop
to be delivered at the restaurant lat
er, he goes back to his office after
an absence of less than an hour, dur
I mg which he "has lost little if any
thme fro™ business.
The friends arrive just as the busl
Is signing his letters. They
have come by the elevated railroad
which has a special entrance into
the building, end they will leave lat
er through a tunnel from the bottom
of the elevator shaft into a nearby
subway station.
nes3 ma
But before they start for the thea
tre several hours may be eomfort
ably spent at dinner in the building,
| ma <lö ™ore enjoyable by a good or
chestra.
There are several office buildingä
. downtowm where, If a tenant knows
just whom to speak to, he may get
| sleeping quarters over night with the
caretaker's family. Fer in nearly all
of the larger office buildings the
caretaker or custodian along with his
family has quarters in flTe place. In
most cases this is on the roof.
Not long ago a lawyer downtown,
preparing an urgent case for court,
found that it would be necessary for
him .to work the better part of the
night. He lived in Jersey, making
I it out of the question for him to go
| home; also he was far from a hotel
aud didn't care about losing the val
uable time during which he might be
sleeping.
"I'll fix you up," said the janitor
of
ble
in
sleeping.
"I'll fix you up," said the janitor
And he did 4n comfortable style,
The lawyer commented afterward on
the fact that the bed was as nice
and cleanly as in my first-class ho
tel. The news of this man's find
spread about and now it is possible in
many oases to get sleeping quarters
!n skyscrapers, though possibly It
may not be with the approval of
the building's owners. One of the
large Broadway buildings besides
sheltering a theatre also boasts of
the following luxuries that tenants
theTe may have under one roof: a
physical culture school, a fencing
aoademy, tailor, dyer and cleanser,
massage establishment, billiard and
The modern skyscraper Is coming
to be a complete community in It
self, and a mighty big one when
measured by the standard of towns
elsewhere, especially in the case of
Ou» new structure that ie to house
I with a wink.
pool rooms, bowling alleys, restaurant,
saloon, shoe shining stand, tobacco
store, Jewelry shop (where the balky
timepiece may be looked after), tele
graph and cab'e office, baths, bar
ber shop, dentist, doctor, and for the
comfort of the women a hairdresser's
and a millinery establishment.
Several buildings which are used
largely by lawyers and engineers con
tain splendidly ^equipped libraries,
while in others, In the financial dis
trict, there are branches of banks,
the mata establishment, so that
customers who have large deposits
to maJte regularly are assured of in
creased safety by moving into these
or
quarters. / '
One of the new buildings no$ far
from the automobile belt up in the
Forties has added a well appointed
This is a feature that (s
garage.
hound <to come to many other build
ings. And so one comfort innovation
follows another. It is beyond possi
bility that the time is not far hence
when a man may sleep, carry on his
vocation, and live In the same build
ing.
I
lome fifteen thousand workers in it«
five thousand or so offices.
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. RABBIT'S FOOT MADE GOO®.
If It Hadn't Fallen Out of the En
gineer's Pocket, What Would
Have Happened?
A good> clever rabbit's foot, left
hind,** said the fat engineer, "one
that is always on the jobs, is a great
boon. Now I have one that I always
caffy in my inside Jumper pocket.
I ran over a rabbit one day 'at in
the choppin' process Its left hind leg
wag tossed through the cab window
right into my lap. Of course It would
be too much like temptin' fate to
let a good thing like that get by,
'n' I've carried it with me on my
runs ever since.
"The other day I stopped at the
Junction for water with the Daylight
Express. The boys at the roundhouso
down there got to throwin' a Josh
into me about my rabbit's foot pro
tector. Some of them didn't believe It
was true that I put so much faith into
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it.
Well/ I say, 'you can josh me as
much as you like, but I'm frank to
admit that I wouldn't like to go out
on the road for'a trip without my
hunch in my pocket.'
"Then they all had to have a look
After they had passed it
II 4
at It.
around It was time for our train to
leave, 'U' I carelessly stuffed it in
the outside pooket of my jumper, I
was in such a hurry.
I had a heavy train, but we were
right on time, so I didn't mind much,
as the 1327 was workin' her daudi
est 'n' we ploughed along just like
an ice yacht before a forty mile gale.
Coin' round the Ten Degree Curve
the 1327 slipped 'n' hobbled for a
second like a fat man steppin' on a
banana peel. I eased her off with
the throttle a bit, stickln' my head
out of the cab window to see what
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caused the/unsteadiness on the part
of the 1327. As I did the locomotive
gave a little lurch 'n' I felt my rab
bit's foot slidin' out of my jumper
pocket. I made a grab at it, but I
didn't come within a foot of it. It
landed on a little ledge of the run
nin' board just outside the cab. I
leaned out of the window to get it.
Some mysterious influence seemed to
be werkin' against my reachin' that
rabbit's foot. In another second it
bounced off to the* ballast to one side
of the track.
"Well, I was in a quandary for a
second. However, I firmly made up
my mind I wasn't gc-in' to lose my
rabbit's foot guardian angel in that
fashion. So I put on the air. As
the train came to a stop I dropped
/from the runnln* board 'n' dusted
back after my good luck piece. A*
soon as the .train stopped a natural
curiosity rose in the minds of the^
passengers 'n' the train crew as to
what was the matter. Jim Spratt,
the conductor, asked me what was
up, 'n' I just told him that I dropped
something of considerable value 'n'
had stopped to pick it up. A fresh
guy in one of the Pullman's over
heard my answer 'n' butted In as
follows:
Say, old «port, I dropped a quill
toothpick from the dining car back
up the road a piece. Would you
mind backin' up there 'n' gettin' it
for me? Of course we are in no hur
ry to get in. This near railroadin'
fatigues me.'
I didn't make any reply to him,
though I would have liked to give
him a slam in the slats. In less than
it takes to tell it I had the train start
ed again. I just got 'em moving
about, eight miles an hour when 1
heard a crashin' of the ties 'n' the
1327 listed over to one side. Of
course we were goin' so slow that we
could almost stop in a space the size
of a ten cent piece. I dropped down
to the ground again 'n' on inspectin'
the track I found a broken rail. Now,
wasn't that nice work for that rabbit'f
foot?"—'New York Sun.
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TRADE IN SPOOLS.
Maine Turns Out 800,000,000 of Them
Annually.
Small things are not to be over
looked in considering the problems
of the future timber supply. The
matchmaker is having as much trou
ble in getting the grade of wood nec
essary for his business as the dealer
in telegraph poles.
One of the industries which deals
with small things, yet which Is one
of the utmost importance to the
country's commerce, is the manufac
ture and export of spool wood. This
business >is peculiar to the New Eng
land States and is centred in Maine,
Spool factories of this State are now
turning out 800,000,000 spools annual
ly, with a market value of nearly
$1,000,000.
The best quality 6f timber*.!« used
for the manufacture of spools. White
birch, which is used almost exclusive
ly for this industry, reaches ttie fac
tory in the form of bars from one
half to two and »ine-sixteenth Inches
square and from two and a half to
four feet long. These bars must be
absolutely/ clear. The birch is. cut
In winter and sawed in small portable
mdlls which operate near some rail
road line, about two and one-third
cords being required for 1,
00Ö feet of bars. After saw
ing, the bars are piled criss
cross, in order to facilitate thorough 1 *
seasoning, and, protected from the
weather, are allowed to season unMl
June. Th\ spool bar mills in Maine
turn out about 15,000,000 feet of bars
during the year and approximately the
same amount of material is manufac
tured Into spools in the State.
The machines for making spools are
complicated and require skilled men
for their operation. The spools drop
from the lathe at the rate of one
per second and must be perfectly uni
form and true. The-ftnished spools
are marketed in this country large
ly in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New
York and New Jersey, while the
spool bars are largely exported to
Greenock and Glasgow, Scotland, anl
to Hull and Fleetwood, England. Ship
monts to these points are made most
ly from Bangor, as much as 8,000,
000 feet having been sent from that
port in a season.—New York Sua.
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DOCTOR HALE ON WOMAN'S
WORK.
In his Monthly Talk in the Woman's
Home Companion, Dr. Edward Ever
ett Hale says:
Will you please to remember that
the bottom rock of American success
Is (the habit or determination that
every place, village, town, neighbor
hood or whatever you call It, shall
have home rule. If I and Mr. Good
child %ant to have a road and a
bridge which shall go back to the
rhododendron swamp, we build the
road and we build ybe bridge with
such help as we can get from Mrs.
Tucker or from Mr. Champlln, and
we do not write to a sub-prefect who
writes to a prefect who writes to
an assistant Commandant who writes
to another Commandant who writes
to an Intendent who writes to a sec
retary of engineers who sends word
to us from the seat of government
whether we may build the bridge and
how we may build it. Lift where
you stand expresses the foundation
principle, the subsoil, the hard pan,
the bed rock of American life.
"Now, a very queer thing has de
veloped In the evolution of this prin
'• ie. It has proved that where the
men of the country have been 'too
busy, or have thought they were, to
'•Itend to their own affairs, the wo
men have been able to attend to them
b0 "Tavl h ^hI s th h„?i en s T ha •
Take this business which I have
referred to, of a neighborhood library,
feeding a region of not more than
_- Ä
tour or. five thousand people. The
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Jftaire of that library. If they aye well
con (hinted, are conducted by Hit— wo
men of the neighborhood. They
know what their children want, they
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know what their husbands need. And
h» ic „or,, . , .. ...
lt is very fortunate for the neighbor
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hood and the library that they can t
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harness the horses and can drive
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themselves to the meetings of trus
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tees and select the books and tell
TA,, _ ,_ . , ,,
Miss Dorcas how many she may buy."
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SWEDEN'S FOREMOST WOMAN,
ELLEN KEY.
Not only in Sweden, her native
land, but ' throughout Teutonic and
Sclavonic Europe, EHen Key is
power, her name a name to conjure
with.
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In her somewhat voluminous
and at times verbose writings noth
ing Btand.s out more clearly than,
the fact that she is pre-eminently a
woman in the commonly accepted,
perhaps even old-fashioned, sense of
the term. The most casual contact
with her genial, cheery, absolutely
unaffected 'personality produces
sensation of large-souled motherhood
that embraces each and all and is
therefore, indeed, unlike that moth
erhood whose hall mark is a rigid
exclusiveness confined to its own off- '
spring. Ellen Key's offspring fill the J
world—they are all those that labor,
that bear burdens, that have cares j
that she divines and endeavors to so- ;
lace. For love Is <the key-note of her
life as of her writings.
The books on. which Ellen Key's
European fame chiefly rests, "Lov
and Marriage" and "The Century
a
the ChiM," have been published since
the century turned. T>hey contain
the sum total of her life's thought
and experience. She once laughing
ly remarked that she had been writ
ing 'The Century of the Child" since
she was four years old.—Helen Zim
mern in Putnam's.
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MIND CURE FOR NERVOUSNESS.
By persistent practice of such lit
tle exercises as the following may
the comfortable result be attained.
When house-cleaning is on hand, and
Dinah is sna/ppy, and the meat does
not come, and your forgetful husband
brings an unannounced guest, and v you
want to fly into ten thousand pieces,
don't. Find the funny side. Sit down
one minute and laugh about it.
Then make the best of the situation
and afterwards figure out bow much
nervous energy you have saved to
spend on a pleasanter thing, and how
much disoomfort from your bad tem
per you have spared a really good
matured and
husband.
• Again,« when the fertile Bobby, in
search of occupation, makes mud pies
on the front parlor rug, just before
the first call of your most fashion
able neighbor, don't make it a trag
edy ranking with bankruptcy and sud
den death, Bobby must have a nice,
appropriate punishment of course, but
don't draw out of your nervous bank
account for the purpose an amount
of emotion that ought to last you a
week.
repentant
do
an
To
ly
the
to
ter,
ly.
Once more, when you are in
the midst of an Important piece of
literary work, and the Irish maid ta
the next apariment furnishes a con
tinuous concert off the key, don't con
demn her to everlasting torment, but
bride her kindly to stop, if you
If you cannot, stuff your ears with
cotton.—Harper's Bazar.
can.
THE TULIP BED.
If your society," club or order is
going lo have ä (bazaar or do some
Hhing to make money, and you want
tihe prettiest and newest device, have
a tulip bed.
First make your tulip bed, and do
Build a plank frame,
tle
age
to
•t this way:
octagon shape, sixteen feet in cir
cumference and seven inches deep;
place It in the middle of the floor
where your affair is ito take place,
and fill It to within two inches of the
top with sawdust. Cover the outside
of the bed with green crepe paper,
and also run a strip around inside,
pushing the lower edge down into the
sawdust; catch the two sheets to
gether at intervals, and flute the
edges.
You will have ready a number of
tulips—no matter how many—made
of crepe paper, and to each stem tie
a prize. Plant the prize, which cor
rmponds to the bulb of the tulip, ta
the sawdust, fill the bed full enough
to look natural, holding your reserve
supply for future plantings, for they
wHl be needed.
Beglft business at two cents a
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• EVERY KIND OF SCARF IN FAVOR.
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«"*" ,nto dacorat , lve «'»atment of
the new gowns and are a great aid
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„ in remodeling old ones this season,
Delineator
pa ' nt ' d - brocai f d or '? br ° lde IÜ
8!>lf l 0 " 6 ? , or «Q^ te coloring,
, ipermlt of ingenious methods of ar
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rangement. They are made into arm
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hole bands and waist drapery, and
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used as bretelles fulling over the
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shoulder in bertha effect, knotted in
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a chou in the back at the top of the
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,, belt in the new short-waisted or Di
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rectoire effect and falling thence to
the floor. A single scarf is made
to form the front of a princess plast
ron from bust Jo hem, shirred close
ly at the waistline. Fringed scarfs
may be used as side panels, and black
ones painted with vivid borders can
be made wonderfully effective -on
gowns of black net or chiffon. The
Syrian scarfs, heavily pail letted, are
edged with marabout and used on
dancing gowns of gauze and frosted
net.
Mix humor with business and
'pull.
promote a spirit of fun and enthusi
asm by having the prises quaint and
surprising.—Woman's Home Compan
ion.
A WOMAN'S HOME INDUSTRY.
A clergyman's widow up in Maine
has supported herself and three chil
dren, sending two boys to college,
by converting feather beds Into pil
lows.
Hunger and pride drove her to do
ing something, her great need aris
ing about the time the spring and
mattress superseded the classic feath
er bed. Maine, it appears, is, or was,
fuH of feather beds, the possession
of a number of them having once
gauged a family's social standing.
And every fluffy particle in those fat
ticks was plucked by hand from the
breast of a living goose, then washed
in ammonia and soapsuds and dried
in the sunshine in muslin bags flut
tering In the wind.
This woman has bought as many
as twelve of these fine pre-Revolu
tionary beds in one house, paying $1
a pound, having, of course, first test-,
ed them. The beds weigh from ten
to fifteen pound«. She sells the pil
lows for $5 a pair and has proved
herself a very live business woman
by making from $40 to $50 a week
at times.—Philadelphia Record.
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ers had to do with their hands, says
rthe laboratory and the class-room,
' Other arts to other ages. It has
J remained for the twentieth century
j the art of home-making,
; once has made it 'possible,
UNIVERSITIES TEACH COOKING.
The woman of today is doing things
with her head that her grandmoth
The Delineator. The kitchen now
is reached across the threshold of
to develop the highest art of all,
And sci
The wo
men's clubs are studying home-mak
ing. The schools are teaching it;
the Universities of Wisconsin and
Cornell are doing notable w'ork in
this line; and one of the oldest in
Stitutions of learning in the country,
Columbia University, is just now
erecting a four-hundred-thousand-dol
lar building for a school of domestic
science to stand alongside of its oth
er colleges of law and medicine and
pedagogy.
GOWNS AND PINS.
Some women are marvellously clev
er with their needles and others with
their pins. There is ODe royal lady,
the Queen of England, who relies
upon pins greatly, and sTie is acknowl
edged to be one of the most clev
erly gowned women In all Europe.
Such women make the deftest altera
tions in their toilettes, correcting •
too short-waisted appearance by a
sash made to point downw-arde in
front, or an overlong one by the same
device applied the reverse way.
It is far easier to make a long
waist look short than a short wai.t
long; a«d as at this moment the lat
ter Is fashion's choice, much per
turbation Is saved,
girl who wants to look tall should
not draw attention to her lack of
inches by putting on an Empire cos
tume belted beneath the arms.—
Worth, of Paris, in Harper's Bazar.
But the short
.ten
er.
er
and
RED CHEEKS WITHOUT ROUGE.
If you want to look very pretty and
have red cheeks for a dance, you can
do this, says The Delineator. Rub
cold cream into the face, always with
an upward, rotary movement. Wipe
that off, rub in more and wipe it off
again. Then wash the face with hot
water. Then dash cold water over it
and dry thoroughly with a soft towel.
To add. the final touch take a small
piece of ice, cover with a towel and
rub gently three or four times over
the eheeït bones. This gives a color
which will last for hours and is real
ly a mild form of a Turkish bath for
the face. Many ladies before going
to a dinner use leather sponges, rub
bing the cheeks first with warm wa
ter, then hot water and dry thorough
ly. This gives a lovely color.
i
ber
and
log
APRONS FOR LITTLE GIRLS.
Aprons are coming in again for lit
tle girls and for others up 'to the
age of twelve or fourteen, according
to their development After all, this
must be taken into consideration 1«
the selection of all girls' clothing at -
this critical age. French mothers are
adopting the apron, making it up In tlon
all the fashionable linens. Some is
forms of it are real Works of art^n tlers
point of embroidery added to them;. ^
but others are merely "sensible" gar- *
meats of plain, stout, easily cleansed B0Uin
material. The American mother, a
therefore, who adopts them for eoon- lo "
omy's sake, will find her children this f
year quite in the fashion.-Harpef's
ed
ing
at
There ha® been a revival of the
whaling industry. A few years ago
the auzueJ catch had dwindled dowr
'to 15*
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MUYAMUTA THE
BANTERER WAS
HARD TO SLAY
Il
1 1 He Iren Survived the Attacks f
of Grizzly Bears, but at Last
Hla Concealed Heart was
Discovered— The Old
Frog Woman and
the Floating Log
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Among the recent publications of
the University of California is ono
dealing with the ethno-geograph y of
the Porno and neighboring Indians,
by S. A. Barrett. The territory in
cluded in the investigation lies imme
diately north of San Francisco Bay,
and includes several counties. It ex
tends abodt one hundred and thirty
miles north and south and about one
hundred miles east and west. It
reaches from the shoreline of the
ocean to the Sacramento RiVer, thus
lying chiefly within what is known to
geographers as the Coast RaDge
Mountains.
This portion of the Coast Range,
however, consist of two fairly distinct
ranges, and between these mountains
flow several streams, one of which Js
the Russian River, on whose banks
were several village sites. One of
these was supposed to have been the
home of Muyamuya, a mythical be
ing.
"There Is considerable doubt," says
Mr. Barrett, "as to whether this site
was ever inhabited by the present In
dians, but it is given by some as au
ordinary village. By others, however,
It is given as the site of a village oc
cupied by the mythical people only.
According to one informant, Muya
muya was a great, ugly-looking, hairy,
man-like being, nine or ten feet in
height, who lived alone near a spring
called kapasil, spring brush.
"As any one passed by he would al
ways make fun of them and invite
them to gamble. No one ever paid
any attention to his bantering, but
passed on, and his back was turned
Muyamuya would run up and steal
whatever the person was carrying and
make off with it. f On account of his
strength and size the people were
afraid to attack him at such times,
but they eventually gave a big dance
and feast to which he was invited,
and there they endeavored to kill him.
He warned them repeatedly that if
he were killed some great calamity
would befall them, but said that if
they wished to dispose of him they
must dress up in a certain very rich
costume and threw him into a big pool
in the river at the foot of the cliff
just north of the village.
"They, however, paid no attention
to his warning, and proceeded to pin
ion him and allow the women to
pound him to pieces with pestles.
They then threw the mangled remains
away and rejoiced that they weTe at
last rid of this vicious tormentor. But
no sooner had they returned to the
village than he also reappeared, the
pieces of his body having come togeth
er and reunited.
"At other times he was known to
have been attacked by grizzly bears
while hunting and to have been chew
ed to bits by them, and still to have
survived. Finally, after the people of
this village had endeavored a number
of times to kill Muyamuya, they de
termined to again try mashing him.
They accordingly caught him and took
him to the top of the cliff just north
of the village and mashed his body
completely this time not overlooking
any parts,'and particularly the great
toe of his right foot. Under the nail
of Muyamuya 's great toe on the right
foot there was a small hard kernel
which "when cut open and examined
was found to enclose his heart.
N "It was the overlooking of this heart
that hod formerly baffled their at
tempts to kill him. This time, how
ever, they cut out the heart and roll
ed the fragments of the body over the
cliff into the pool below; also rolling
large boulders after them. The bould
ers may now be seen at the foot of
this cliff. The people then celebrated
the occasion with a great dance, at
the end of which all were transformed
into birds, which flew away, and the
village has never since been inhab
ited.
of
Mr. Barrett also tells about a lake
which in aboriginal times was sur
rounded by a dense growth of shrubs
and briars—a place viewed with some
awe by the Indians.
"There is a story told of a super
natural log which formerly floated
about in this lake," he says. "In ap
pearance it was like an ordinary log
or six feet in length and eight or
.ten inches, possibly a foot, in diamet
er. It floated about the lake as an
ordinary log might, but when people,
particularly children, approached th«
lake the log would be seen to float
toward them and come to the shore,
wliere it would remain until they eith
er stepped upon it or moved away. If
they did the former the log moved
rapidly out to tb© middle of the lake
and there floated about for a long
i \
time.
est,
and
tory
who
of
all
men
"No
the
and
tal
'So far as Informants could remem
ber the log did not roll or in any way
seem to try to throw off its cargo,
and no one was ever known to have
been killed or injured by such a ride.
Nevertheless, no one except the most
daring ever ventured to step upon the
log and it seems to have been particu
larly forbidden to children by their
- Parents to undertake such a risk,
''Another strange thing in connec
tlon wlth thIs lake ,s the fact * whicîl
is attested by some of the oldest set
tlers of ^ reg,on ' that ever ? even *
^ th f re t ° J b ® he f d CO " ln ?
* ram the lalce a d ee P an ^ very loud
B0Uin ' d resembling somewhat that of
a locomotive blowing off steam or the
lo " d flowing of a bull. This was
f Id to De4he sound made by the o
^og-woman who lived in and oontroll
ed this lake and all things surround
ing it.
at all inclined to vioiousnesa or as
having injured Indians, nor was there
formerly thought to be any direct ooa
fioctlon between her and the a alrgoul
She Is not represented as
'
!■—
tartly moving log shove mentioned.
"However, not many yeari after <*•
settlement of this section by the Mexi
can rancheros there came s very wet
season which raised the river so high
that It flowed Into and out of this lake,
taking with It the miraculous log; and
never since has the sound of the old
frog-woman been heard In the even
ing. It is now believed by the In
diane, therefore ,/that there was some
connection between the two, of which
they were formerly unaware."—New
York Evening Post.
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HE DIDNT-4Î0 HUNGRY.
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Neither Did Hie Partner After Their
8cheme Worked Out All
Right.
The man who once was down and
out but is no longer was telling the
other day of one of his poverty time
devices.
He was travelling with another
chap Just as much down and out as
he, and both were hungry; Their
capital was insignificant and they did
n't intend to spend any of it. But
they had a revolver which suggested
to the first man a scheme. It work
ed out something like this:
"I went into a pretty good looking
restaurant," said the prosperous one,
taking a long draw at his cigar, "and
as my clothes looked pretty good I
wasn't an object of suspicion. I had
an overcoat which belonged to my
partner 1
"As the overcoat and the revolver
were chief characters in the ensuing
drama, they have to be mentioned
prominently. I got a seat right near
the door and hung up my coat so
that it was only a step away from
the dcor.
"Then I sat down and ordered a
square one, a meal that it would be
impossible to describe, it was so good.
It was flavored with the sauce of
abstinence—'from food.
"I ate and ate and ate, and by and
by my partner came along. Without
his overcoat—and it was a cold day
—he didn't look good. He hung
, around the door for a long while, *•* *
; looking like a hobo getting up hia
I, nerve to come in and beg.
"Just about the time he made a
signal to me that showed he was
about to enter I got up to go to the
cigar counter to pick out a nice af
ter dinner smoke. In came my part
her and slunk up to the desk to ask
for a bit of food.
"Nothing doing. He was turned
down cold. Then to make the thing
work better, he came up to me and
asked. 'Say, boss, won't you give me
a lift? I'm down and out.' I re
pulsed him sternly, and after looking
around be started out.
of
of
in
ex
It
to
Js
of
in
T said to the proprietor in a vir
tuous way, 'I don't believe in helping
those bums/ to which he answered
with a smug shake of the head, when
my partner grabbed the overcoat. I
knew what he was doing, but I pre
tended to be very much interested in
the cigar until the proprietor yelled
out: 'Hey, he's steaMng your coat!'
"I held on to the cigar, wheeled
around and started for my partner.
He was half out of the door. I yell
ed, 'Drop that!' and for answer he
drew the revolver and flourished it.
"The proprietor dropped behind the
counter and the waiter« fled to the
kitchen. From his place the pro
'Look out! He'll
it
prietor called out:
shoot you!' and taking my cue I let
him run out
"Then when the excitement clear
ed off I raised an awful row about
losing the coat, and the proprietor
finally came up with the money for
a new one, say about $30. Well, did
that meal pay me?
York Sun.
What?"—Newt
ORIENTAL SECRET TELEGRAPHY.
Sftange Power of Communicating
News Over Great Distances.
The hope that the movement of
troops against the Zakka Khels will
prove "a regular surprise" to these
erring tribesmen leaves out of account
the mystic Oriental power of rapid
ly and secretly communicating news
over vast distances.
An instance of this strange faculty
was furnished during the Indian fron
tier Spedition against the Waziris in
1895. Seventy-five miles as the crow
flies and 120 miles by mountain roads
from their base at Sheik Budln the
British troops defeated the Waziris.
Heavy mist prevented the news of
this success being heliographed until
the following day, when, communica
tion being opened up, the British of
ficer at Sheik Budin anticipated the
news of the victory by stating he had
been Informed of it by natives on
the very evening of it« occurrence.
The most famous instance of this
sort is associated with the assassina
tion of Lord Mayo by a convict in the
Andaman Islands. Within a few hours
of this murder an English official at
Simla was told by his Pathan ser
vant that the Viceroy was dead. Tele
grams announcing the news did not
arrive until the next day.
How such messag
ted is hidden from
again and again in India, as also in
Egypt during the Sudanese campaigns
and In South Africa during the Boer
war, the authenticity and speed in
such native telegraphy were proved,
—Dundee Advertiser.
are transmît
es i
Eu
ropeans, but
m
Slow Mental Ripening.
Not infrequently those mentalities
that ripen the slowest last the long
est, and often the history of these
great men has been persistent neglect
and worldly coldness until forty /Or
more years have passed before their
greatness has been conceded by their
contemporaries. Truly, "the life his
tory of a great genius is almost in
variably one of a sad and somber
tone, a walk apart from the beaten
path." Such are the word« of one .
who should know what the "doers of
deeds" must endure. Be this as It
may, K is now recognized 'that many
of the finest achievements ta busi
ness, state^nanship, literature and in
all activities have been wrought by
men lopg past sirty. Writes one:
"No strong man will accept sixty is
the arbitrary limit of his ambition
and working ability."—FYom W. A.
Newman Dorland's "The Age of Men
tal Vitality" in the Century.
One-tenth of the earth's surface la
unexplored-

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