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Colfax Chronicle.
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd.
H. G. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
Nigerian Legend as to Reason the
Sterner Sex Is Compelled to
Work for Women.
A Nigerian legend of the origin of
man's subjection to woman was re
lated to the Royal Geographical Socl
ety of London by Mr. P. A. Talbot.
who has spent some time in southern
At the beginning of things, the leg
end runs, the world was peopled by
women only. One (lay the earth god.
Awbassl Nat, haippened by accident to,
kill a woman. On hearing this the
rest gathered together and prayed
that, if he meant to slay them, he
would bring destruction on all togeth
er rather than kill them one by one
Awbassi was sorry for the grief he
had caused and offered as compensa
tion to give them anything they
should choose out of all his posses
sions. They begged him to mention
what he had to give and said that they
would all cry "Yes" when he named
the thing they wished to have.
Awbassil mentioned one by one all
his fruits, fowls and beasts, but at
each they shouted "No." At length
the llst was nearly ended-only one
thing remained to offer.
"Will you, then, take man?" asked
Awbassl at last. "Yes," they roared
in a great shout, and, catching hold of
one another, danced for joy at the
thought of the gift Awbassl was send
Thus men became the servants of
women and have to work for them to
this day.
A Graceful Introduction.
It was Mr. Swan's first experience as
chairman of the entertainment com
mittee, with the task of introducing
the lecturer of the evening, and he
was, to use his own words, "a trifle
The buzz of conversation which had
filled the hall ceased as Mr. Swan
squaked on to the platform, and the
groups of villagers dissolved and sank
decorously on the benches.
"This, ladies and gentlemen, is the
evening for our lecture on 'How to
Know the Bushes,"' said Mr. Swan,
waving his hand over his shoulder
toward the visitor.
"It's now quarter before eight, and
I just asked the gentleman who is to
address you, whether we'd better let
the folks enjoy themselves a few min
rtes longer, or whether he'd begin
right off, and he thought he would. I
therefore now present to you Profes.
sor Greenlore."-Youth's Companion.
Flies DIslike Honeysuckle.
For a person with perfume to sell
the young woman asked an amazing
"Are you going anywhere this sum.
mer where there will be lots of flies?"
Some passerby at whom she squirt
ed a spray of perfume had definite
knowledge on the fly question, others
had not. To all the young woman im
parted a bit of information.
"This perfume will shoo away the
most pestiferona fly." she said. "It is
a delightful perfume, too. It is made
of the essence of honeysuckles. There
are a number of perfumes that do not
agree with flies, but they have a par
ticular aversion for honeysucale. A I
honeysuckle shaded porch is never in
vaded by flies and a person with a few
drops of honeysuckle on his clothes
can sleep undisturbed with swarms of
files buzzling all around him."
Her "Foolest" Friend.
When Mrs. Lysander John Appleton
is in trouble she sends for her foolest
friend. And after she has told of her
troubles and sighted boles in her
straight-front corset, and soaked three
or four handkerchiefs, the foolest
frlend makes a number of fool sug
gPustlons, not one of which is practical
or of any use, after which Mrs. Apple 1
ton, having sighed and wept to the
limit, cheers up. "You are so help
ful." she says to the foolest friend,
and then looks around in her cupboard
to give the foolest friend something
to eat.-Atchison Globe.
A Difficult Feat.
The offce boy was giving valuable
hints to the newcomer, and ended
with. "An' don't you have nothin' to
do wid Maloney." a
"Wot's de matter wid hlm.' was the I
natural query.
"He's a coward, dat's wet," was the
emphatic reply. "He sneaked up on C
me yisterday and kicked me In the t
stomach when me back was tur*ted."
How He Did It. f
"Hlow have you managed to live so a
long without getting a wrinkle in your c
"Well. I don't think 1--" a
"Oh, that's it. eh? I suppose one a
bas to be born with the ability to t
beep from thninking."--Chicago Record
Herald. t
"You are admlrirg my library?" c
mid the collector.
"Yes," replied Mr. Cumrox. "A big t
llbnary always commands my admirn.
tcnn and interest It is an evidence of o
the patience and skill of the American t
book agent." a
Werse Yet.
"Don't it make you feel had to see
a pert-o go hungry?"
"It makes me feel wor. to see 1
thm come hungry, whea I'm not pro a
Dmred far them." c
3eal With Awful Voice Keeps Zoo
Attendants Awake at Night
Mediterranean Monk Brought From
Madeira Gives Keepers Little
Chance for Rest by Dread
Noise He Makes.
London.-The worst thing, accord
ing to their own estimate, that ever
happened to the keepers at the Zoo
is Bodger's voice.
Bodger-he is called Baleful Bodger
now-is the Mediterranean monk seal
brought from Madeira a month ago to
the Zoological gardens.
On the voyage over he kept the
whole ship awake ever night by the
dreadful noise he made. This forced
the passengers and crew to conclude
that he was excessively seasick.
Now the keepers of the zoo know to
their cost that those sounds are Bod
ger's natural tones. As he has begun
to feed and is in excellent health,
they realize that they may have to
live many years with his voice, and
they describe the prospect as vile.
"It may not seem a serious matter
to others," his keeper said, "but it is
very serioun to me.
"I have grown used to the howling
of wolves, and when I slept near the
Jackals they did not keep me awake.
After a time the lions' roars were a
lullaby, the eagle and the screech owl
ceased to worry me.
"But Bodger's voice is the limit of
my endurance. It gets on my nerves
more and more. It is spoiling my ap
Outside Bodger's cage was found a
crowd of men, women and children.
Lyinag on the cement was Bodger,
and every ten seconds or so he opened
his mouth wide. From its dark depths
he sent forth a dreadful sound.
As a lieutenant put it, it was exact
ly like the noise one would expect
from an ass trying to bray whilst tor
tured by seasickness.
"You watch," said the keeper. "The
people laugh at first, but it always
Automatic Enunciator Imperils
Messengers' Jobs.
Inventors of Sound Magnifier Claim It
is Possible to Talk to Millions of
People Thousands of Miles
Away-How Worked.
Chicago.-An automatic enunciator.
by which a man talking in New York
can be heard in every part of a large
room in Chicago, that may throw
most of the bell boys in the hotels
and clubs out of a Job, and that may
make it possible for a public speaker
to address a million or .more people
at one time, was given its first public
demonstration in Chicago the other
A man whose wife is somewhere in
the shopping crowd of a big store can
be located Instantly by the new de
vice, it is promised, and as a word
spoken into the transmitter can be
heard in every room with which the
instrument is connected, it may be
used to call trains In railway stations
and to spread a fre alarm throughout
a large building.
From the fifth foor of one building
to the third of another was the dis
tance in the test, but a distance of 900
miles from Pittsburg to Columbus,
Ohio, and back to Pittsburg, has been
successfully negotiated, according to
Joseph Harris, president of the Auto
matic Electric company, who h:a
charge of the test. Ordinary tele
phone wires are used by the new in
strument, the receiver and transmitter
being on new lines. A graphophone
horn at the receiving end of the in
Food for Cows is Wasted
Governor Brown of Georgia Tells
Farmers Method of Pulling Fod
der Is Costly One.
Atlanta, Ga.-Governor Brown is a
strong believer In the conservation of
the national resources and a foe to
waste. On the simple matter of corn
stalks Governor Brown figures that
Georgia is throwing away enough feed
to keep a million head of cattle.
It is a well-known fact that while
the farmers of Georgia pull the leaves
from the corn for fodder, leaving the
stalk standing to support the ear of
corn. through the northern and west
ern states It is the custom to cut the
stalk down. shock it up and then to
shred It for cattle feed after the corn
has been taken oft
Governor Brown is of the opinion
that the method now in vogue in this
state of pulling fodder Is an exceed
ingly wasteful one and he would wel
come the introduction of shredding
machines as a saving to farmers of
millions of dollars annually.
"The impression prevails among
our farmers." the governor said. "that
the corn would shrivel up if the stalk
were cut down. Such is not the case.
When the fodder Is pulled the corn
stalk dies and dies just as quickly as
if the o:ent abd been cut down.
"The leaves on the stalk are thea
lungs of the plant and when they are
stripped off the plant dies. Heretofore
cornstalks have been considered a saln
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TTAWA, CAN.-The appointment of the duke of Connaught to be gpv
ernor general o Canada is very popular in the Dominion for its peoble
fully appreclatw his high abilities and devotion to public work. More
over, the duchess will be warmly welcomed as the leader of Canas
dian society. The duke of Connaught is an uncle of King George and is
sixty years old. The duchess, to whom he was married in 1879, was a
daughter of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia.
drives them away in the end."
The keeper was right. The specta
tors' faces lost their hilarity after
about three of Bodger's shouts, and
they went away.
"At night," the keeper continued,
"that fearful noise can be heard dis
tinctly from one end of the gardens to
the other. The attendants who live in
the lodge near by complain that they
cannot sleep.
One of the girls at the refreshment
stall on the top of the terrace above
Bodger has petitioned her employers
to move her to the farthest part ot the
grounds. She says she cannot eat
eat now that she has to listen to the
brute's voice.
"Is he doing well? Yes, he is. We
strument sends the voice of the person
at the transmitter to all parts of the
room at the other end of the wire.
With every public room of a big
hotel connected with an enunciator, it
will no longer be necessary to send a
bellboy traveling over the building
calling out messages for the guests,
the inventors of the instrument de
clare. The message spoken into the
transmitter will be heard over the en
tire building, and will not need to be
repeated. Several big Chicago hotels
will have them in operation before
fall, Mr. Harris declared, one big hoe
telry now nearing completron having
already concluded arrangements for
the automatic bellboy.
Theodore Roosevelt, had he post
poned his visit until the work of in.
stalling the Instruments had progress
In Chicago's Little Italy
Glimpses of Real Bohemianism Where
Real Italian Songs Are Heard
Notable Guests.
Chicago.-There is a small Italian
restaurant in Chicago which has so
far escaped the attention of that class
which spoils Bohemia by entering its
borders. p When invaders led by cu
riosity and armed with lorgnettes and
ear trumpets come in such numbers
that the original inhabitantsa y be
fore their invasion then Bohemna is
gone. Therefore to say that it is in
the neighborhood of Sixteenth street
is to be definite enough.
It is a place of good fellowship and
equality. The host greets with the
sance on the land and they are gener
ally raked up and burned. Now there
are probably a ton of corn stalks to
an acre. A ton and a half would be a
nearer estimate. With 5,.000,000 acres
in Georgia planted in corn the stalk
waste would be sufficient to carry
through the winter a million head of
cattle. Think how much this would
mean to the Georgia farmer in meat
value. to say nothing of the manure.
But It Cannot Be Made to Pay in Corn.
petition With Coolie Labor of
China and Japan.
Marshfield, Ore.-J. O. Stemmler of
Myrtle Point, has demonstrated that
tea can be grown successfully in Coos
county. On his ranch outside that city
where the climate is milder than on
the coast, he has for peveral years
grown fine crops of tea.
He secured from the government
Japanese tea plants and had no trou
ble In making the crop thrive and pro
duce well. Mr. Stemmler also is able
to cure the leaves and make a fne
product which is used by himself and
He says that the only reason why
tea cannot become a commercial crop
in this country is the fact that help
is needed to pick the crop and is too
expensive to compete with the coolies
oat Japan and Ceylom.
are trying now to get him to eat dead
fish. So far he has only condescended
to partake of live eels, and be eats $2
I worth a day.
This much tried keeper has also the
pleasanter task of caring for Rooe
velt, the Teddy bear, and he was ea
i thusiastic In'his praise.
Roosevelt, through his trusting na
ture, has met with a minor disaster.
Impelled by love and curiosity, he put
his tongue into the stripped hyena's
den. The hyena immediately bit it
and made the blood come.
Now Roosevelt, who has been mot
ed to next door but one, spends his
time standing against the wall nesar
est his enemy's cage, apparently long.
ing to encounter him.
ed a little further, could speak to
practically every person in Chicago
without getting hoarse, the enthusia,
tic inventers pointed out. All that
would be nece uary would be to put a
transmitter on the platform beside
him and connect up various halls In
all parts of the city, where people of
the different neighborhoods could
Running descriptions of baseball
games or prize fights can be sent over
long distances for the entertainment
of sporting fans of all varieties. Cabs
can be called from the theaters while
waiting p&rtles remain inside the
building, and trains may be equipped
with the Instrument so that stations
may be called In all the cars simul
Beyond stating that the enunciator
Is the combined work of a number of
American and foreign inventors, Mr.
Harris refused to reveal the discoverer.
of the new method of sound transmis
same gracious welcome the fratst
faint spark of talent and the genius
whose fame has lighted up the
world. The unpretentious walls have
sheltered diplomats artists actors and
singers. Here one may often find
Beduschi who created the tenor roles
I n. most of Pucciai's operas in Italy,
and who is now a Chicago siaging
teacher. 8cotti and Caruso on their
travels frequent the place, although.
sad to say, the gol4en voiced one
does not go there as frequently as he
did, before Bond discovered the
Here one can listen to real Italian
songs sometimes sung by those voices
which call the public in crowds to
fashionable opera houses. Here the
real Italian wines can be obtained and
the proper manner in which to eat
spaghetti half a yard long may be ob
If you would find your way to this
little eating place ask the Italian vio
linist in the lobster palace any one
of 'em which you may happen to fre
quent. He knows. and, perhaps, he'll
Faithful Animal Mourns for Master
and Mistress Confined In Penn.
sylvania Jaill.
York, P--After a vain effort to
save its master and mistress from pri.
on, a big black dog owned by Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Paul at this city, eoannot
be induced to leave the vicinity of
the al where they ae confined.
Detective ilckes. who west to arrest
the pair, tr surely of the peace, was
savagely attacked by the animal as he
attempted to tead his prisoners away.
When the dog had been qulted it
followed at the heels of the Pauls to
the county jail, and when the barred
doors closed pano them sat down to
await their reappearaac&
Leaves $17,000000 to Kin.
Bethlehem, Pa.-Under the will of
Elisha P. Wilbur, fnancier and ones
president of the Lehigh Valley ral
road, an estate of $17,00,000 is be
queathed to his family. So far as is
known, there was no ~t to a imue
or charitable stitutism.
Most en Are
Sensitive Than Women
RE MEN mote sensitive than women? Let me answer that.
A question by saying "Yes" and then "No."
On one point men are more sensitive and more reticent
than women, and that is about their private afairs. A man
does not tell his best friend (except on the stage) his met
sacred feelings and his opinion of the woman he loves, nor
does he try to pump his colleague about his pemrsonal business.
his morals, or his conduct, whereas there is nothing a woman
loves so much asu discussing her own and her friends' lad
affairs. What he said and she answered forms the staple of
department store conversation, of which one catches fragments as one
waits for change, and a really pleasant afternoon can be spent by any
woman over her tea table, with her friends' characters, lives and posses
sions spread out before her eager gaze. Here she is not sensitive. The
man is, and loses a great deal of agreeable gossip in consequence.
The sensitiveness of woman takes a different form from that of man.
The sensitive, delicate-minded schoolboy that Mr. Blathwayt speaks of is
ashamed of his love for his mother, ashamed of any explosion of feeling,
ashamed of his home and his sisters. He wants to be a man, and his
manhood evinces itself in dragging his mother down br-lanes, hurrying
her out of sight and evading her kisses in public when she visits him
st school.
The schoolgirl, on the contrary, parades her parents, likes to hear
= her schoolmates remark on the fine stature of her father, on her mother's
elegance or the grandeur of their carriage. It is the same feeling ex
pressed differently.
A woman can never keep her own secrets-she must onflde in some
one, a husband, a confessor or sister. She is almost pathetic in her con
fessions; she does not deny her follies, her lovers, her weaknesses, her debtw
or her temptations. That is why she prefers a man as her faritl He
Sis such a good listener. But it shows the extreme faith of optimism of
her nature that when she says to the recipient of her sorrows, "Of course,
my dear, you will never repeat this," she really believes it.
9 The sensitiveness of woman displays itself in triles-tries which
to the masculine mind, accusetomed to more robust and
brutal doings, seem too trivial for a thought. Yet the
poets, the men who have been real lovers, the men who.
have been great in the union of strength with tender
ness, recognise this The rpeoife lover remembers.
trifles even when the quality of his love has waned.
Women are certainly deficient in the sense of
humor which makes men so sensitive to ridicule, and
that ile to be deplored, for humor is the great sweet
ener of life, al& they sometinfes do mean, petty
things, and are hot so sensitive in points of honor as
men. At least they attach les importance to them.
The period between the third and sev.
enth years of life may be termed child-
Proper hood. The frst dentition (20 teeth) is
accomplished, the second not yet com
menced. The pulse falls from 115 a min-
of YOUnm ute to 90 and the breathing to about P4.
The excretions are all increased. A no
h 1ld j'en table feature of this age is the readiness
to swell observed in the glands upon the
slightest irritation and the general activr
3 w *mWMM, M. ity of all the' lymphatic (fluid-carrier)
,,,__'__ From these causes arises a tendeny to
eczema, catarrh of mucous surfaces, diar
rhea, bronchitis and sore throat, as also a sasceptibility to contagious im
premsions, especially tubercular. The importance of good care caninot be
too much insisted on, as also the insistence on healthy habits and the pro
viding of proper amusement and employment.
While bread and flesh foods are taking the place of cow's milk very
greatly, they must not be allowed wholly to supplant it. Young children
do not require so much variety in their food as adults do. They do -t
need meat more than once a day. Milk, bread and suet puddings should
form the staple dietaries. Well-cooked fruit, orange ice and fresh rege
tables.are most useful adjuncts.
Mothers ahould impress upon their childrmn the necessity of thor-.
ough mastication, then stomachs may not be coinpelled to do what the
teeth should.
Washing all over once a day is necessary. A child should sleep in a.
cot or bed by itself in the same room with its parents.
Between the ages of three and five most children are the better for
twelve hoursm of eleep out of the twenty-four. At seven yesa of age they
do nhot require day dsleep, but should be in bed at 7:30 and up at six in
summer and seven in winter.
The best bed for this age is an ordinary iron bedsatead with irm and
level wool and hair mattres--not spring beds, which do not adapt them
mlves so well to light bodies nor keep them muniformly warm.
Cotton sheets, blankets and counterpaunes must be used aecording to
SThe day clothing should be warm and merin put nexmt the skin.
Thirty years ago my father kept a
large li-very ad boading stable in the city
Tr of Boston. He did not have any boys, s
be taught his ve girls to drive and ahnost
IduOf'an it the ist things he taught us were the
Of Road "rue f the d Thru re las
of the road jit the smq today all over
ti the Uiated 8taates.
When I came to Chicago five yars mo
I was surprised to use cabsass, tasmetere
) L ma s other drive iSsreth, impit rule
•of all, driving a the wrmng side of the
,, street. At iAst I tbowght it wuearlme
nes, but after a studly the matter I dis
covemred that not mom than half of them knew how to driva These am
only a few important road rules. They are ay to lua mand not hard to
remember. Now, why doesn't Chief 8temrd dig up a few of the aod
rales, have them printed in the newspapers, put up in asm, hotels sad
othr pblis plae pad teach his ma hw to drive
Then let him bring.. the other ftles which he masy tma l te
will mose als. n nch cmooeily am it i delg m

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