I Day and Hour.
lie Hero of the Moaent In England, Lieu
leant Ernest H. Shackleton—Mar.
rlage of Beatrice Thaw and
vj Marquis Francesco Theodofl.
hero of the
hour In Eng
land is Lieuten
ant Ernest n.
leton, whose antarc
tic explorations have
won him so much
the scientific world.
It Is now several
months since the
of his remarkable
achievement in jour
neylng almost to
the south pole, but
his arrival In England affords the Brit
ish their first opportunity to make a
real lion of him. The fact that Lieu
tenant Shackleton went farther south
than any explorer had gone before and
nearer to the south pole than any one
has yet gone to the north pole gives
the English public something to crow
about The point he reached In his
antarctic exploration was only 111
miles from the Bouth pole. His expe
dition has resulted In adding much to
polar lore, and he concludes that the
south pole Is situated on a plateau
10,000 to 11,000 feet above sea level.
The lieutenant Is an Irishman by
birth and was educated at Dulwich
college, London. He has been a mem
ber of several antarctic exploration ex
peditions, and the one which he head
ed and from which he has just re
turned started out In July, 1907, on the
Nlmrod. The party had many thrill
ing experiences. One was described
thus by Lieutenant Shackleton:
"On the morning of Jan. 20, 1908,
our food was finished. It was slow
going. Sixteen miles were covered In
twenty-two hours' march, as the snow
was two feet deep and there were
many concealed crevasses. We reached
the lower glacier depot. In latitude
83.45, on the afternoon of the 27th.
There we obtained food and were able
to proceed with greater speed. We
reached the Grist depot—named after
the dead pony—on Feb. 2. with no
food remaining. Wild was suffering
from dysentery, the effects of the
horse meat, and on Feb. 4 the entire
party was prostrated from the same
disease and unable to move. For eight
days the men suffered but, our condi
tion improving and helped by strong
southerly blizzards, we managed to
make our way to Chinaman depot,
which we reached on Feb. 13. The
food had again run out
"The blizzard continued with 50 de
grees of frost, and we discarded ev
erything except our camp outfit and
geological specimens and on Feb. 20
reached the next depot all our food
being finished. The high winds were
now accompanied by an exceedingly
low temperature, but they were be
hind us, and three days later we came
In sight of the depot on Minna bluff."
The unfortunate experience of Alice
Thaw In marrying the Earl of Yar
mouth did not discourage another
member of this noted Pittsburg family.
Miss Beatrice Thaw, from making a
foreign alliance. She is now the wife
of. the Marquis Francesco TheodoM,
who belongs to one of the oldest fam
ilies in Italy and is an officer of the
Bank of Rome. The bride is a daugh
ter of Alexander Blair Thaw, half
brother of Harry K. Thaw, who shot
Stanford White and Is now In conflne-
THE HABQUIB THBODOLI AND BBIDB.
ment In an asylum for the Insane. Be
cause of the fact that Alice Thaw's
marriage turned out unhappily and re
sulted In an annulment of the contract
|the Thaw family at first objected to
the anion between Miss Beatrice and
the Italian marquis, but their objec
tions were overcome.
MRS. H. H. ROGERS.
Widow of the Vice President of
the Standard Oil Company.
,\:0Cfce widow of the late H. H. Rosen,
who under the terms of his will Inher
its a large share of bis vast estate,
tu Mrs. L. B.' Hunt The great oil
nan was married first, in early man
hood, to a Massachusetts girl, who be
'dni the mother of his. four children,
ahdithree daughters, all now
IftfuiMd.: The'tartMra. Sogers died
JbJ£«v Jttwa. tfttw Mr-
1SdrMrs» Hunt to the altar. She if a
KHS. HENBX H. BOOXBS.
well preserved woman approaching
middle age and Is much Interested In
carrying out the Ideas of her late hus
band in respect to benefiting the people
of his boyhood home In the Old Bay
State, Fairhaven. Mrs. Rogers was at
her husbnnd's bedside when death
JAMES S. CASSIDY.
Congreaaman Who Takes Former Seat
of Theodore E. Burton In House.
A QUEER STREET CAR.
How Method* of Transit Were Im
provised During Philadelphia Strike.*
The big street car strike in Phila
delphia caused improvised cars and
coaches of every description to be
brought Into requisition, and many an
owner of a wagon not ordinarily used
for conveying passengers turned a few
honest dollars by taking advantage of
AM IHPBOVISED STAGECOACH.
the unusual situation. Oftentimes the
scenes were amusing as some portly
and dignified person in search of a
ride on an improvised coach climbed
to a high perch by means of a box or
chair. Though such experiences were
not always pleasant to the people who
furnished the amusement. In general
the exigencies of such transportation
were taken good naturedly.
The Willing Worker.
The man who does his humble best
Regardless of the cynic's fling
Should be respected by the rest—
Excepting when he tries to sing.
PRIZES FOR SMOOTH TRACK.
Glasses of Water Used as Test of Rail
road Traveling Comfort.
The Pennsylvania Railroad company
and its subsidiary companies will this
year award nearly $11,000 in prizes to
employees for excellence in track main
S. Cassidy of
Cleveland, who succeeds to the seat In
the house of representatives vacated
by Theodore E. Burton when he was
promoted to the senate, is one of the
younger members of the house. He
was formerly secretary to Senator
Burton and Is well posted on many of
the matters to which Senator Foraker's
successor has given so much study.
JAMES S. CASSIDY.
Although as a new member of the
house Mr. Cassidy Is not supposed to
take much part in legislative doings,
the fact that he holds the seat occu
pied for so long by a man of Mr. Bur
ton's prominence and ability gives him
a certain amount of prestige that a
new member would not ordinarily en
joy. He was born in Cleveland thirty
eight years ago, graduated from the
Central High school of Cleveland and
Is a lawyer.
this sum $5,400 will go to
supervisors and their assistants on the
main line between New York and
Washington and Philadelphia and
A committee of maintenance of wny
officers goes over the line every few
weeks during the year in a car at
tached to one of the regular high speed
trains. Two glasses of water are
placed on the sills of two rear win
dows, and every spill of water is count
ed against the score of the section of
track over which the train is passing.
To make the record even more ac
curate an Instrument has been spe
cially designed to register every vibra
tion of the car, either vertically or
horizontally.- This Instrument, which
Is placed on the floor of the car, bias
twp stema, with a hammer on the end
oteach. These stems «re flexible steel
ana vibrate, one vertically and" toe
other horizontally, with every Jar of
the car. The movements of the stems
are recorded by pedometers, giving the
number of vibrations, while cyclome
ters record the entire distance covered
by the vibrations for the trip. Thus a
severe vibration affects a greater cy
clometer record than a slight Irregu
larity. The smaller the amount of vi
bration the better the track.
This instrument is. of course, not in
fallible and does not undertake to In
dicate a low joint, the elevation of a
curve or anything about the track
more than its good and bad riding
qualities, including line and surface.
But when the record It makes Is aver
aged with the number of pedometer
readings and "spills" of water and
some allowance made for relative
speeds a fairly accurate estimate can
be made of the riding qualities of the
various sections of track. Upon the
records the prizes are awarded.
CHAMPION PIANO POUNDER.
Michigan Man Break* Waterbury's
Record of 27 Hour* and 44 Minute*.
J. M. Waterbury of New York is no
longer the champion long time piano
player of the world. He lost that title
in Battle Creek, Mich., the other day
to Charles Wright, a Battle Creek mu
sician, who played for twenty-seven
hours and forty-five minutes without
cessation In a Battle Creek tneatee.
When Butte Was
A Barren Desert
For five weeks last winter the city of Butte, Mont., was
a barren desert. It was the driest place on earth. The
water supply was all right, but owing to a strike all the
newspapers were suspended.
Butte's experience proved that in this day and age the
local newspaper is a public necessity. Nobody knew what
was happening. False
rumors spread like bad
butter. Fake stories
about citizens circulated
by word of mouth until
several duels almost re
sulted. There were no
newspapers to tell the
truth about things.
Business suffered worst
of all. Merchants tried
handbills, which didn't
fill the bill. They work
ed the billboard over
time, but only bored the
public. The people cried
for newspapers a& babies
cry for— (See ad.)
For once in the his
tory of the world it was
peradventure that a town
without a live newspaper
is a dead one. Stores
could not do business without properly advertising their
wares, and they could not advertise properly without news
Butte merchants are now advertising to make up for lost
time. Business men who didn't think much of advertising
before hsve learned its value and are using newspaper
The experience of Butte carries a lesson for every other
town—this one, for instance:
1 ADVERTISING PAYS ITS OWN WAY. I
When Wright passed the record heia
by Waterbury by one minute he was
removed from the piano, placed in an
automobile and hurried to a sanita
rium, where he arrived completely ex
hausted. He received nourishment
through a straw during the long hours
of playing, while attendants rubbed
his back and limbs and fanned him.
His finger tips were worn raw, but he
is a champion now.
EVIL IN RATS AND BIG HATS.
Physical Culture Teacher Declare*
They Conduce to Baldness.
Pompadours, rats, false hair and big
hats have been put on the evil list by
Miss Gertrude Dudley of Chicago, di
rector of physical culture for women
in the University of Chicago.
"False hair, rats and stick on curls
prevent normal circulation of the
blood in the brain," says Miss Dudley.
"When you wear big hats you con
tract the thoracic cavity and lessen the
supply of oxygen necessary for life
and health. It is vital that you learn
to stand and breathe correctly. The
'peach basket' prevents breathing free
ly. It also prevents circulation of fir
in the hair and conduces to baldness.
Better no hat at all than the hew
ODD BASEBALL CHALLENGE.
Team of Insane Ball Playere Want to
Play Aaylum at Clnelnnati.
A baseball team composed of pa
tients at the Northern Indiana Hospi
tal For the Insane in Logans port Ind,
has Issued a challenge to any similar
team in the United States.
The team is supplemented by attend
ants and has for its pitcher a young
man committed from South Bend who
was one of the most noted players in
the Central league. Proceeds from the
games go to the entertainment fund of
the hospltaf patients at Logansport
They would like to arrange a game
with the Iiongvlew asylum at
THE BABY CROP.
Worth More Than All Other Crepe at a
When you come to think of it there's
no escaping the conclusion that the
baby crop is worth more to this good
country of ours than all the corn,
wheat cotton, beef and poultry prod
ucts put together—worth more In dol
lars and cents. Untimely frosts, the
boll weevil, the wheat rust, the green
aphis and all the other crop and ani
mal scourges couldn't work so great a
national disaster as a genuine baby
And it in simply appalling to think
what would happen to our national
temperament if babies were abolished.
Our sense of humor would Instantly go
glimmering, and smiles would become
rarer than black hollyhocks. The edu
cation of parents In all the little arts
of tenderness would go into Instant
decline, and we*would speedily become
a nation of ossified hearts and sour
Babies are the chief apostles of un
selfish affection. All the world admits
that. The mother who has constantly
maintained an attitude of unalloyed
selfishness toward all the world will
go to the depths of self denial and sac
rifice for the helpless child, and men
of fiery and autocratic temperament
become meek and plastic disciples in
schools of patience and restraint where
in their own babies are the teachers
and disciplinarians.—Red Book.
Th« Scent of .Book*.
The publisher shut bis eyes.
"Bring me books," he said, "and by
the smell alone I'll tell what country
each was published in."
He did indeed' distinguish In this
manner a French an English and an
"English books,, have the best smell,"
he said. "French come next. Our own
come last. Our own smell salty. The
others smell fresh and sweet Have a
The skeptical clubmen In their seats,
snuffing the books, were soon ablejln
their turn to distinguish them by the
Forty men and four women in a thou
sand are eitber wholly unable to per
ceive certain colors or can recognize
them only with difficulty. All attempts
to overcome color-blindness by edu
cating the color sense have failed.
There are three theories of color vi
sion, all of whichn are based on the
wofkings of the sensitive fibrils of the
Hade like new by our special pro
cess. Why throw away a pretty
pair of lace curtains or portion,
Just bMMM thoy have become
soiled, when wo oan clean them
•t a null eoit, and return to yoa
almost as good as new*
•nWftnMI'BNMCT frCCe KIWV
espme p*M ee er*n W er smt*
"Jane Week" at the Naval Academy mi
the Ways In Which Its Functions Differ
From Commencement Ceremonies
of Other Educational Institutions.
UNE week,? as graduation time
is called at the United States
Naval academy at Annapolis,
varies in many Important re
spects from commencement week at
the average college or university. The
training of a young man to fight for
his country on a vessel of war neces
sarily differs from educating a boy
to be a lawyer, doctor, minister, teach
er, mining engineer or journalist or
from training a young woman to ex
cel in intellectual pursuits or the sci
ence of homekeeplng. The studies at
the Naval academy include many sub
jects taught in the curriculum of the
average college, like the modern lan
guages, mathematics and science, but
a student who graduates from Tale or
Harvard or Columbia or Princeton or
Cornell or the similar institutions of
the middle west or Pacific coast is not
expected to know much about bow a
warship should be handled during an
engagement with an enemy or to be
on intimate terms with the articles
and formulas of naval construction.
Much of the time during the gradua
tion season at Annapolis 1b taken up
with drills in which the future cap
tains and rear, admirals of the. navy
go through evolutions which are very
Interesting and spectacular and usual
ly attract many visitors besides the
immediate relatives of the young men
who are to receive reward for their
four years' work.
The academy is a national school,
supported by the government of the
United States, and as such subject to
the supervision of congress and the
chief executive, and the cadets and
their instructors are alert at this time
especially to make a good showing
when the eyes of the representatives
of the nation are upon them. One of
the events of the week is the inspection
by the visiting board appointed by the
president, acting under the authority
This year special Interest has per
tained to the graduating exercises at
Annapolis because of the visit of the
Baron and Baroness TTriu of Japan.
The baron is a vice admiral of the
Japanese navy and-a graduate of the
United States Naval academy in the
class of '81. The academy had much
to do with preparing him for his im
portant part in the war with Russia.
He and Admiral Dewey enjoy the
highest rank of any of the academy's
SAIL DBIIiIi ON THE SEVERN*.
living graduates. The class of
a dinner which the Japanese admiral
attended, and he was a guest of honor
at various other functions. June week
beglns.with the receptions to the board
of visitors and ends with the grand
ball with which almost all educational
institutions wind up the festivities sig
nalizing the close of the academic
year. One event of the week which
always enlists the interest of visitors
is the sail drill on board the Severn,
the practice ship named in honor of
the beautiful river which bounds one
side of the campus. Gunnery, of
course, is a subject which occupies
leading -attention at the academy, and
the artillery drills are naturally fore
most in Interest. The efficiency of a
warship is at bottom the efficiency of
her battery, and it is considered the
duty of every officer aboard her to
see that the highest possible results
are obtained from the ordnance equip
ment put into their hands to use.
Few people are aware how broad an
education's given to the graduate at
Annapolis'or how well his brain and
body are both trained.
Few appointments under the govern
ment involve the necessity for more
general and scientific attainments. As
officers of the navy the graduates are
required to act as judges of the law
and evidence on trials of their brother
officers for offenses affecting the lives
and character of the accused as com
manders of ships they should not only
possess a practical acquaintance with
seamanship, but an accurate knowl
edge of those branches of mathematics
connected with the science of naviga
tion, with astronomy and geography,
and as commanders of fleets or squad
rons they must be well informed on'all
points of Internationa] law.
Gold Bust of Diaz For President Taft.
Zeferino Domlnguez, the wealthy dry
farming expert of Mexfco, is organiz
inga party of a hundred wealthy Mez
lean farmers whom he will escort on
a trip through the corn belt of the
United States qext July. The party
will visit'Washington, where they will
call upon President Taft and present
him with a solid gold bust of Presi
high as we have amounted In de
light in our dejection do, wo •ink'
This increased efficiency of service means much to the
territory tributary to the Northern Pacific Railway.
Additional lines projected or actually under construc
tion will Still further increase the scope of Northern
Pacific co-operation in the development of the Northwest
in the course of the next year or two.
The present through service comprises
Four Daily Electric-Lighted
affording through equipment without chancre between
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fargo, Jamestown, Bis
marck, Mandan, Glendive, Terry, Miles City, Forsythe,
St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Billings, Butte, Helena,
Missoula, Spokane, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, and Puget
Direct connections from and to Duluth and Superior. Ask
for new time tables showing the increased service in detail.
There's a way put!
00 safe 400'
Come in and find out about the $500
in Cash Prizes offered to purchasers of
Blood's Paints this season.
There are 40 Cash Prizes, worth from $50 to
$5 each, to be given to people who buy Blood's
Paints this season. We have a book telling
you all about these prizes, how to secure them.
Don't fail to ask ior one at the store.
For Sale by
J. W. BUSH
%ir: rW-V -V". Vv-Vjf''
Effective May 23, 1909, the Northern Pacific Railway
augmented its passenger train service by the establish
the new trains, not alone between eastern and
western terminals, but locally on main lines and branches
in the several states which it serves.
It has thus placed in closer touch than ever the
different sections, the various cities and towns, the thriv
ing communities, which for twenty-six years the
Northern Pacific has aided and fostered in growth and
House slaves freed
are chained iL
to coal-hods, JJJ
cause of the
endless drudgery made by
ash-dust, soot, smoke, and
coal-gases arising from
stoves and hot-air furnaces.
h-.- i-' '•"•'i -•*•_
for Hot Water or Low-Pressure Steam
are the only kinds that warm a house without adding to the labor
of its care. These outfits are absolutely clean, will outlast the
building, and the fuel and labor savings soon repay their cost.
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