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Twenty-six bacteria can live a
mcnth on a single penny. Lucky lit
tle chaps!
When a man tells you that he is
wedded to his art, in most cases he
is a widower.
The Boston baseball players call
Mr. Jack Chesbro's famous specialty
the expectoration ball.
Unfortunately, under the circum
stances, Maxime Gorky can't exclaim:
"What's exile but set free!"
Another victory for emancipated
womanhood! Our sisters will salute
the flag hereafter just as we do.
A gigantic railroad merger with $3,
000,000,000 capital? Well, well, how
plentiful paper money is getting to
Can you think of anything more
delicious than roast rhinoceros, served
hot, and garnished with sprigs from
a jungle?
The Vanderbilts and the
paid $1,500 apiece for their places to
see the inaugural parade—which is
cheap for them.
Philadelphia is placarded with bul
letins which read: "The city is in
danger, pray for the mayor." And
yet the mayor b;Vt grateful.
By ail means sterilize the paper
money, but don't kill the money-mak
ing germ in the process. Lots of peo
ple would like to be inoculated with
No doubt the "gorgeous effects with
abrupt curves" which the milliners
recommend for spring hats will put
an abrupt crimp into hubby's pocket
A patriot, says President Woodrow
Wilson, is a man who has a surplus
of energy to spend for the welfare
of the community outside of himself.
That'll do.
Important to spring poets! The
Berkshire County Eagle announces:
"Spring poems will be received and
placed on file in this office on and af
ter March 14."
Those New York doctors who are
professing much excitement at having
discovered a resident who has no
brains are to be praised for their civ
ic pride, anyhow.
A national law in Japan forbids
boys under 20 years of age to use to
bacco in any form. That secluded
spot behind the barn must be espe
cially popular in Japan.
A company has purchased the con
densed milk factory at Winthrop. Me.,
arid will convert it into an oilcloth
manufactory at once. Now what is
there funny about that?
Mr. James J. Jeffries mournfully ob
serves that President Roosevelt might,
have made a great reputation as a
professional pugilist. These fatal mis
takes in the choice of careers are very
A Boston woman has invented an
ingenious whipping machine for use
or. husbands who misbehave. We un
derstand that four dozen large-sized
ones are being reserved for Mrs.
Senator Depew paid ,?H0 an hour
for the privilege* of monopolizing a
spot from which the inaugural parade
could be seen to advantage. It must
have been a place that Platt didn't
care for.
A New York paper criticises Buffalo
because the men of Buffalo wear sack
coats at dinners and dances. We have
often wondered where the men who
followed that abominable custom
came from.
The Philadelphia Ledger refers to
"dirty paper as one of the disagree
able features of our currency."
will be hard to convince most persons
that, there is any disagreeable feature
about money.
"That picture is beautiful, but it's
kot my wife," said the husband to
the artist. What did that wife say
to hubby?—K*%w York Herald.
We haven't i\ vn to print more than
a column of it.
The American Indian has endured
many hardships and indignities with
no further protest than a grunt of dis
approval. but let those who are trying
to fasten the name "Amerind
kirn have a care,
at which Indian stoicism gives way
to the war dance and the thirst for
There is a point
HE kiag from the council chamber
Hluae, weary and sore of heart;
He called to Iliff, the painter,
And spoke to him thus apart:
"I'm sickened of the faces ignoble,
Hypocrites, cowards and knaves;
I shall shrink in their shrunken measure,
Chief slave in a realm of slaves.
' Paint me a true man's picture.
Gracious, and wise, and good;
Dowered with the strength of heroes
And the beauty of womanhood.
It. shall hang in my inmost chamber,
That thither when I retire.
It may fill my soul with its grandeur,
And warm it with sacred fire."
So the artist painted the picture,
And it hung in the palace hall;
Never a thing so lovely
Had garnished the stately wall;
The king, with head uncovered,
Gazed on it with rapt delight,
Till it suddenly wore strange meaning—
Baffled his questioning sight.
For the form was the supplest courtier's,
Perfect in every limb;
But the bearing was that of the henchmau
Who filled the flagons for him;
The nrow was the priest's, who pondered
His parchment, early and late;
The eye was the wandering minstrel's,
Who sang at the palace gate.
The lips, half sad and half mirthful,
With a fitful trembling grace,
Were the very lips of a woman
He had kissed in the market-place;
But the smiles which her curves transfigured,
As a rose with its shimmer of dew,
Was the smile of the wife who loved him,
Queen Elhelyn, good and true.
"Learn, then, O king," said the artist,
"This truth that the picture tells—
That in every form of the human
Some hint of the highest dwells;
That, scanning each living temple
For the place where the veil is thin.
We may gather by beautiful glimpses
The form of the God within."
Household Pet Has Many Traits That
Are Almost Human.
Cats dread death terribly. I had a
nefarious old cat, Gyp, who used to
open the cupboard door and eat. any
biscuits accessible. Gyp had a stroke
of paralysis, and believed that he was
going to die. He was in a fright! Mr.
Horace Hutchinson observed him, and
said that this cat justly entertained
him to most painful Calvinistic appre
hensions of the future reward. Gyp
was nursed back into health, as was
proved when we found him on the roof
of an outhouse with a
chicken in his possession. Nothing
could be more human,
many wild beasts, wish to die alone.
A lady of my acquaintance met in a
lane in Kensington an old, dying cat,
resolutely tottering northwards,
knew that he knew he was dying, and
she knew where he wanted to go. Be
side the lane is a place not built over,
within palisades, and all overgrown
with dock and burdock. So she picked
the cat up, despite the remonstrances
of a workingman, for a sick, strange
cat is "not to lippen to." She carried
him to a hole in the palisade, and he
crept in for the purpose he know—sol
Some cats are snobs,
cold boiled
Cats, like
itude and death,
though not so many cats as dogs share
A lady had two
this human irfirmity.
cats; one
the other a common
Both, simultaneously.
The drawing room cat carried her kit
tens downstairs, to be nursed by the
kitchen cat, hut every day
was a drawing room cat,
kitchen cat.
had families.
she visited the nursery several times.
She was not quite heartless, but she
had never read Jean-Jacques Rous
the nursing of children, and
seau, on
she was very aristocratic.—Longman's
Chauncy's Sausages.
Many stories are told in the little
town of Stow, Mass., about Chauncy
Fitcb, an eccentric character, who has
been responsible for all sorts of
One morning he presented himself
at a farmer's door with a goodly num
ber of sausages. He asked the farm
er's wife if she would cook them for
him. She good naturedly complied
with his request.
She watched him as he ate sausage
after sausage with the keenest relish,
and finally remarked: "You seem to
find your sausages uncommonly good."
"Well, they ought to be," replied
the unabashed Chauncy, "for I got
them right out of your pantr; "
Game Fish Wanders Over Immense
Stretch of Waters.
That great game fish, the tarpon,
says a writer in Field and Stream, is,
after all, a creature of rather myste
rious habits. It seems first to have
been discovered as a game fish on the
east coast of Florida. Much more re
cently, it was taken in the neighbor
hood of Pensacola. Then came the
prodigious reports from Aransas Pass
and Corpus Christi, Tex. Lastly, a
few fortunate and adventurous an
glers brought out the greatest tarpon
stories of all from the relatively little
known town of Tampico, in old Mexi
co. Thus it is to be seen that the
tarpon is found at one time of the year
or another along a tremendous strip
of coast country, even wider than the
shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Its
breeding grounds seem to be well to
the southward, and it seems to move
north as the lower waters become too
warm for it. By midsummer it is well
all over the middle gulf country and
Texas. Its migration, if it have any
definite migration, has never been
closely charted, but that it does move
from the Mexican to the Florida coast
and hack again may be accepted as
the truth or something closely parallel
to the truth.
Spirit of Adventure Makes Reckless
ness a Pleasure.
It is not probable that the accident
by which a daring automobile racer
and his mechanic lost their lives
while speeding on the Ormond course,
will prevent others from indulging in
this hazardous recreation.
The risk involved in automobile
racing is one of the reasons for its
gieat popularity among venturesome
men. Were there no danger to the
occupants of the cars there would be
little sport in the experience.
Riding to hounds, steeplechasing,
football and many other outdoor sports
cannot be pursued without danger, but
this does not act in any way as a
deterrent to those interested in them.
Great as is the satisfaction felt by
the winning contestants over their
success in the field, the desire for pre
eminence is not the only cause that
leads men to engage in dangerous
pastimes. The spirit of adventure,
the love of excitement for its own
sake, the Instinctive rebellion of many
minds against the humdrum, common
place existence of most of us mod
erns, operate to make danger and risk
attractive.—New York Snn.
Appalling Mortality Among th® Little Ones Due
to This Cause— Proper Attention to Health of < >
Mothers Would Save Many Lives
The number of deaths due to tuber
culosis is tremendous. When the word
js spoken one instinctively thinks of
pulmonary consumption,
form which attacks adults and which
we see daily gathering in its victims.
There are other forms, however, more
Common in children, that levy trib
ute upon them without calling atten
tion to the relationship between these
diseases and consumption of the
Dr. Jacobi is authority for the state
ment that "Tuberculosis kills as many
people, old and young, as diphtheria,
croup, whooping cough, scarlatina,
measles and typhoid fever taken to
gether." In all of our cities active
steps have been taken to protect the
people from the above named dis
eases. Until quite recently, however,
a few years at most, nothing was done
to reduce the mortality from tuber
Now, however, the attention of the
world, the common people and the
health authorities, has been called to
its curability and preventability.
The causes, the modes of scatter
ing, and the prevention are all being
studied, and an educational campaign
is on to wipe out this "white terror."
The children suffer from tubercu
losis of the bones, the bowels and
Jymph glands. Tubercular meningitis
is frequently found in early life and is
uniformly fatal. Only by careful at
tention to the food and daily habits
can the rising generation be made im
mune from these varied forms of tu
The fact that over one half of all
babies born die before they reach the
age of five years, proves that the 'con
stitutional capital" bequeathed them
is small. Is the proper attention paid
to the diet, exercise and out-of-door
life of the mother? If this were done,
the child would undoubtedly have
greater vitality and could by proper
care and education live above the tu
berculosis of childhood and of adult
This is the
Cause and Cure of Gastric Catarrh.
Chronic congestion of the stomach,
known as gastric catarrh, is usually
Eat- I
caused by one of the following errors,
or by all of them put together:
ing too much or too fast; swallowing
food insufficiently masticated;
use of such coarse foods as cabbage, |
greens, etc.; mustard, peppersauce, j
ginger and other condiments and
spices; pastry containing animal fats;
free fats, which lodge in the stomach
and remain there a long time; pork, i
griddle cakes and burned fats—these
are the things that produce gastric
The first and most necessary step
in the treatment of this disease is to
remove the cause of the trouble. We !
may induce activity of the skin by |
hot applications followed by cold or I
hot bath followed by a short applies- !
tion of cold; fomentations followed j
by a short cold application to the
stomach. These treatments are use
ful, but the most important factor is
the regulation of the diet. A fruit
diet, is best, for the reason that in gas
tric catarrh there is a great accumula
tion of germs, which are destroyed by
fruit juice. A well-prepared diet of
toasted bread, zwieback, granose bis
cuit, etc., is also useful in these
Bedroom Climate.
A person at the age of sixty years
has spent about twenty years of his
life in his bedroom. Have you inves
tigated the average sleeping room cli
mate? If you were sent as a mission
to some distant pestilential spot
the climate of which was as unhealth
ful as that of the average bedroom,
would you not feel that you were risk
ing a great deal for the sake of the
On the tombstone of tens of thou
sands of those who have died from
tuberculosis might appropriately be
inscribed, "Disease and death were
invited and encouraged by a death
dealing bedroom climate."
To show that this is no exaggera
tion it is only necessary to call at
tention to the fact that fully half of
the tubercular patients placed in out
door consumptive hospitals make a
satisfactory recovery. If fresh air
will cure the disease, it is certainly a
wonderful preventive of it. It is not
more reasonable to deliberately
breathe impure air than it is to drink
impure water or to eat unhealthful
food or wear infected clothing.
Tender-Hearted Savages.
One of the most anomalous features
of our Christian civilization is the
slaughter house, especially the abat
toirs of our great cities, where veri
table torrents of blood perpetually
flow, the ebbing life of millions of in
nocents which die that man may feast.
Indians are not noted for being
over sensitive; and particularly de
spise any exhibition of weakness. The
interior of a slaughter-house, however,,
is said to have proved too much for
their powers of self-control. The Chi
fifteen Blackfoot Indians recently vis
ited the killing room of Armour's
plant. One fainted, three more were
ill, the rest covered up their eyes.
They were hurried out of the place!
into the fresh air."
Record states that "a party of
A Good Reform.
The abominable practice of wear
ing long skirts for the street is dying
out. Pretty as it is to see a summer
smooth lawn jeweled with daisies, the>
sight of a woman dragging her gown'
in the street, sweeping up the filth 1
and collecting millions of microbes,
is a revolting spectacle; and yet with
long skirt the only alternative is!
to hold it up, a practice which in
duces cramp in the arm, as well as
cold fingers in winter, and gives a
decidedly ungraceful walk and atti
negligently trailed over a
A Cure for Cold Feet.
An excellent and simple remedy
for cold feet is the application of cold
Step into the bathtub, let the
cold water run in a little faster than
it runs out. Standing in the water,
rub one foot with the other, rapidly,
ten or twelve times. Then change and
treat the other foot in the same man
Keep up this alternate rubbing
The feet
for about three minutes,
will have become very red, and as you
step out of the water, you will find
them burning and glowing with the
warm blood brought into them by this
Some Chinese Baths.
A traveler in Mongolia writes;
"There are some hot springs on th#
road about twenty miles north of
The place is named
arrangements for
Tangshan. The
those anxious to benefit by their heal*
ing properties are very primitive. A
row of twenty to thirty wooden boxes
the size of an ordinary packing case
is ranged beside the road. In these
sit bathers of every age and both
sexes, with their heads protruding.
Attendants with buckets continually
refill the boxes from the springs. For
less luxurious bathers there is accorn
modation in a pool which has been
In this they squat.
dug out close by.
scooping up the water and pouring it
is curious
ments like Homburg and Aix-les-Bains
have had their origin in such begin
over their heads with brass basins. It
to reflect that establish
and a sore throat.
Training the Skin.
The usual effect of a draft of cold
air upon the back of the neck is a cold
Many years ago
Dr. Brown Sequard, an eminent
French physician, devised a means by
which sore throat from this cause
might be prevented. By blowing upon
the back of the neck with a pair of bel
lows, Increasing the time each day, he
trained his patients until they could
endure this treatment for half an hour
without injury,
It is not necessary to be exposed to
a draft of air on the back of the neck
in order to obtain this result. By
means of the cold bath, the wet-sheet
rub, the shower bath, towel friction,
etc., the skin may be educated to con
tract on the slightest increase of cold.
Daily exposure to the contact of cold
air i3 of the utmost importance. It is
because of the constant exposure to
cold that the Indian's body is "all face"
—the skin of his whole body has
learned to take care of itself.
Dr. Lorenz Strict Teetotaler.
At a banquet given to Dr. Lorenz,
wine was served. He pushed the
wineglass aside. Someone enquired if
he was a total abstainer. He an
"I am a surgeon. My success de
pends upon having a clear brain, a
steady nerve, and firm muscles. No
one can take any form of alcohol with
out blunting these physical powers;
therefore, as a surgeon, 1 must not use
any form of spirits."—Journal of In
In Harmony with Nature.
Modern science as well as experi
ence has shown that contact with nat
ural surroundings, especially fresh air,
sunshine and the ozoning emanations
from growing plants, has marvelous
health-imparting virtues. In these
natural agencies is active the power
which created and maintains all things
and which is constantly communicated
to all living thing •_ as the essential
condition oi continued life. The more
closely man comes to Nature, the
more deeply he may drink from the
fountain of life and healing. To live
in harmony with Nature in the fullest
and truest sense is to live in har
mony with God; and to live in divine
harmony is to be happy.

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