Photos by United States Bureau
Using Canaries to Save the
Lives of Entombed Miners
kO the Bible narrative of the ravens that fed Elijah and the classic tra
dition of the geese whose cackling saved Koine must now be added
the modern story of the canaries that saved the lives of the Brieeville
(Tenn.) miners. The bureau of mines has for some time been experi
menting with devices for rescuing miners entombed in workings filled with
poisonous gases and has recommended a helmet fitted with a supply of oxygen
which enables the wearer to breathe in an atmosphere in which he would
otherwise suffocate. When eighty-nine miners were imprisoned in the Briee
ville mine the volunteer rescuers (who saved five of the prisoners) used the
oxygen apparatus, but they also carried with them caged canaries in order to
test the air as they advanced. The birds are much more sensitive to gas than
men and show signs of distress before the amount of gas in the atmosphere
is large enough to endanger human life and so give the men a chance to re
treat in time. The upper of the two pictures shows two of the Brieeville res
cuers wearing the oxygen apparatus the lower the huge tube which the bureau
used as a laboratory substitute for a mine, with the experimenters entering it
with the canary with which they are about to test the air.
Scott and Amundsen, Rivals
In Race For the South Pole
Photos by American Press Association.
iHE scientific world has been for some weeks awaiting with anxiety the
reports of the five antarctic expeditious which have for the last year
been exploring the desolate region surrounding the south pole. Most
taken in the
Sir Brnest Sbackleton, who attained to 88 degrees 23 minutes Captain
Amun4sen (at the right in the picture) sailed in the Fram, Nansen's arctic
ot their race
& rr* ""ui •a
attempts of an Englishman, Captain
Captain Roald Amundsen, to reach the pole
Parties-Australian. German and Japanese-are
talU S(0tt (shown at tlle
once held the farthest south" record by virtue of his explorations of 1900
'eft in our illustration)
minutes south, but lost it in 1909 to
two met on terms of cordiality
'or the pole. The Norwegian explorer placed his
chief reliance upon his Siberian dogs. The Englishman, besides dogs, had
tor motive power a motor sleigh and number of hardy ponies. Amundsen's
He Takes His Mother's Advice
BREAD UPON THE WATERS.
He Can't Understand Why He I*
Whipped For Playing a 8ure Thing
at Odds of Ten to One—How He Ex
pended Another's $10,
By M. QUAD.
[Copyright, 1912, by the Associated Lit
The Seed Sown.
"Why, if you are kind to the poor
and unfortunate your gifts come back
"How do they?"
"Not always the same way, but they
are sure to come. Always remember
that. If your father was out of a job,
for instance, the man I gave a quarter
to might help him to get another."
"It's always ten times as much, is
it?" asked Humpy after a little think
"I've heard of cases where it was a
hundred times as much."
That close the case until the next
montinir. Then one of Mrs. Skinner's
neighbors dropped in and the mother
soon said to Humpy:
"Mrs. .Starlight owes me a dollar,
but has no change. Take this ten dol
lar bill out and get it busted."
Humpy had tried In vain at two
places and was headed for a third
when he met an old woman with a
basket on her arm. She reached out
and grasped his arm and whined:
"Ah, ltut such a nice, healthy boy as
"What do you want?" was asked.
"Just a little help to pay for medi
cine at the drug store. I've an awful
cough when I lies down, and the drug
gist says I may go to the bad place
for all of him. Please, bubb.v—please.
Some day I may pay it back."
Bread upon the waters!
The Seed Sprouts.
Here was a case right at hand. By
giving the old woman a dollar Humpy
would make ten. He te'd her to wait
there and he ran to a dairy and got
ten $1 bills and returned to say:
"Here's your dollar, grandma, to buy
cures for your cough."
"Oh, the darling, but you can't mean
"But I do."
"Then may the blessings of heaven
descend on your head!"
Humpy felt good. He had made $10
in ten minutes, while his father had
to work six days for $15. Why not
make another $10? He walked about
until he met a man with a wooden
leg.' The man did not ask for alms,
but here was a case of misfortune
He would have stumped past, but
Humpy stopped him with:
"Sir, don't you want a dollar?"
"I'm hanged if I don't!" was tbe re
ply. "But I might go hobbling about
for years and not find one."
"Here is one. sir."
"Whew! And how comes It aboutT".
Humpy pointed at the wooden leg
"All, but you are a jewel of a boy I
ii i'Hiiliiiilii ii niliflHjHjfHh
A," said the Skinner boy as
the two sat alone the other
evening, "wasn't there an
old gink at the door this
giving you a 'song and
"What on earth do you mean?"
"Why, an old stiff getting off a chat
"See here, young man. 1 don't tin
derstand such talk!"
"I mean, was there an old dub here
piping his eye?"
Mrs. Skinner grabbed for hopeful's
hair, and after shaking him to and fro
YOU WANT A
for a minute she slammed him down
in a chair and said:
"Now speak English and let me
know what I can do for your colic!"
"That's the way all classy boys talk."
"Oh. it is, eh! Well, you aren't
classy. There was an unfortunate man
at the door about two hours ago, and
he told me liis troubles, and I gave him
a quarter. 1 felt to pity him."
"Then you've been joshed."
"Look out. sir!"
"He's an old fraud, and soon after
he left here the police run him in."
"I don't believe he was a fraud. 1
never heard a more pitiable story. I
hated to spare the money, being as but
ter is so high. Hut 1 looked at it as
bread oast upon the waters.'
"What does that nieau?"
It's a noble action and must bring lu
More Easy Money.
Twenty dollars ahead of tbe game
In balf an hour! A tramp standing
on the corner had seen tbe money
pasBed. and when Humpy came up be
"Did you owe peg leg anything?"
"But I saw you banding over tbe
"That's because of his misfortune."
"Oh, 1 see! Well, 1 want you to un
derstand that he isn't the only unfor
tunate man In this town. Look at
me! Dying with consumption, and
yet I had to pass tbe night in a snow
drift. Not a morsel of food for two
days, and yet the free lunch inside
here gave me the boot. Down and
out, boy, and nothing left but uiy
sand. The world thinks it will give
me the dpuble cross, but I'll fool you
all and live 100 years and get to be a
"I'm not down on you," said Humpy
In sympathetic tones.
"That's what I says to myself when
looks yon In the eye. Says I to my
self, says 1:
'Senator, here comes a lad with
mercy and kindness In his heart. Tell
him your tale of suffering and he will
help you out. No heart of flint is con
cealed In his young breast. He's help
ed many a deserving person that was
down on their luck, and he'll offer you
at least a dime.'
"I was going to offer you $2," said
The Tramp's Gratitude.
"Now listen to that, and then tell
me there are no more kind hearts left
In this sinful world! Two whole dol
lars! Why, it will feed and lodge me
for a week, and by that time my con
sumption will be cured and 1 can take
my place back In the bank. When I
fell sick they turned me out like an
old horse to die."
"Here's the money, sir."
"And I'll never forget it. Excuse
these tears. Ha! An idea strikes me.
Had you Just as soon save another life
at the same time?"
"I knew it. I knew it! Noble youth,
you've got something coming to you.
I have a comrade who is like a brother
to me. He is also a consumptive and a
hungry unfortunate. Two dollars will
also make a new man of him."
"Here it is."
"Thanks, thanks. I take It and fly
and pray that I may not be too late."
A Clean Job of It.
There were tears in Humpy Skinner's
eyes as he headed for home. He had
given away $6, and there was $60 com
ing to him besides the warm glow
of satisfaction he was feeling. He had
retraced his steps only a block wheu
he met a one eyed man. The man el
bowed him off the walk but, instead
of calling liim names and pegging a
snowball at hiin, Humpy called out:
"Unfortunate man, wait a moment!"
"You have lost an eye!"
"What of it?"
"1 feel sorry for you, and here's $4."
"Eh, eh? Four bones? Kid, you
have saved me from suicide. I was
Just on my way to the river. You are
the stuff and no mistake, and if I don't
think of you every half hour to the
day of my death then may 1 lose my
"My soul, but what kept you so
long?" exclaimed Mrs. Skinner when
her hopeful finally appeared.
"I have made just a hundred dollars,
mother. I took out ten and gave it
away, and It is to come back tenfold!"
Mrs. Skinner was all to blame, and
she knew she was. and yet she is lick
ing Humpy yet. He has got at least
ninefold, and there's another coming.
The easiest way to keep your
friends is by refraining from at
tempting to use them.—Chicago
Custom of the Country.
Distinguished Foreigner (on his first
visit to this country)—What is the oc
casion of that riot, may 1 ask?
Chairman of Reception Committee—
Oh, that isn't a riot, your—your excel
lency it's the police trying to drive
back the men with the cameras.—Chi
"Do you like dogs?" asked the owner
of a temperamental terrier.
"Scuse me," replied Mr. Erastus
Pinkley, "but my 'pinion 'bout dogs
doesn' 'pear to make any diff'rence.
What I wants to know is how dat dog
feels towards folks." Washington
One of Two Topios.
"Are those women suffragettes?"
"What do you suppose they're talking
•bout so earnestly?"
"It's one of two things, millinery or
politics."—Detroit Free Press.
Improved by Age.
"But don't you tblnk the earl to fath
er too old for your daughter?"
"Not a bit of It. The older tbe bet
tor. I've seen some old earls who
were ratber decent."—Judge's Library.
Maude—I've something to tell
I'm engaged to Jack.
Ethel—I am not surprised. Jack
never could say "No."—Boston Tran
"He went to see tbe dentist the pic
ture of despair, but came back with a
smiling face. Tbe dentist wasn't
there."—Hays City (lUn.) Republican.
Money to Loan on Real Estate
M. B. Cassell & Co Sherbrooke
HEALTH HINT FOR TODAY.
Right Methods of Exercise.
"There's a right way to exercise
and wrong way." says William
Muldoon. the famous athlete and
trainer. "1 believe in being out
of doors and breathing lots of
fresh air. Oxygen is the great
est vitnlizer ip the world. Keep
off the cars. Walk when you
can. If you have a place where
you can take a shower and
change your clothes after a walk
It's a good thing to walk fast
and increase the respiration as
much as possible and get up a
good perspiration. If you can't
take a bath afterward walk Just
fast enough to Increase tbe respi
ration without perspiring too
much. The deep breathing is the
main thing. The oxygen burns
out all the toxic poisons in the
blood. As for other kinds of ex
ercise. tennis, handball, golf,
baseball, cricket and sports of
that general sort are by far the
best. They teach a co-ordina
tion of brain and nerve and
muscle, which after all is the Im
portant thing. A football play
er is under a constant heavy
muscular strain. It is the sport
like baseball, with Its constant
quick efforts and Its demand for
quick mental action, that really
develops a m*»n."
C. S. Shippy,
HEALTH HINT FOR TODAY.
Finger Nails and Health.
It is often possible to read the
pulse In tbe finger nails. This
can be done by pressing slightly
upon the tip of the nail, which
causes it to turn white at the
edges, and then carefully watch
ing the wave of redness whicn
passes into the blanched area
with each beat of the pulse. In
certain diseases, anaemia, for ex
ample, this "capillary pulse" Is
quite distinct. A healthy person
by pressing the ball of the finger
firmly upon a table can squeeze
out much of the blood from the
upper part of the nail. When by
such pressure the entire nail
turns white, however, it is Indi
cation of impoverished blood de
manding immediate attention.
and Notary Public
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Hope N. Dak.
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