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The Colfax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co.. Ltd.
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
Go swimming w hile the iw :urnlnsg
is good.
Looks as if summer has reti;:;ed
front its vacation.
Putting it mildly, summer has been
very lenient with us this year.
Once in a while summer remembers
the address as well as the telephone
Hay fever about this time of year
ceases to be a theory and becomes
a condition.
"Listen to your wife." advises a
medical expert But what if you real
ly need the sleep?
What will our courts do without
that garrulous ancient mariner, the
hypothetical question?
Some magazine might make a hit
by putting the picture of a girl in a
bathing suit on its cover.
The new mikado has only one wife.
This may be taken as an ind:cation
that he does not care for war.
Switzerland has forbidden kissing
In railway stations-so that trains
may depart on time, we infer.
It is said that the new emperor of
Japan does not inherit his father's
tendency to write poetry. Bansail
One source of wonder is why the
most crowded restaurants usually em
ploy the fattest waiters or waitresses.
New York man threatens to tour
i--rope on a capital bankroll of $75.
We presume that he is a good swim
Now is the oldest inhabitant run
aing around in circles trying to re
member a summer that beats this for
The one redeeming feature of Chi
cago's new magazine for poets is that
there is no law compelling any one
to read It.
As expert says that the automobile
n4 not displacing the horse. That, in
deed, would be rank ingratitude to
man's best friend.
A New York motorist used maple
aqrup in mistake for lubricating oil
On his machine; and a sweet time he
had of it, too.
Luther Burbank is one of our best
little benefactors, but the crowning '
glory of his career would be an odor
less motor car.
New York man who is married to
lls mother-in-law says he is perfectly I
happy This is a severe blow to the
jekesmiths' union.
Women in Newport have taken up
the fad of doing their own marketing. d
A woman will even descend to work e
f It is fashionable.
Helen Keller, deaf, dumb and blind, t
bas learned to sing. This, indicates d
that there is hope for some ef the 6
mat theater artists.
Pupil In an aviation school in the d
east fell 200 feet and escaped unhurt.
Several football coaches are said to
be looking him over. r
Why not ship the boys who are pos
seesed with a desire to be "bad men" U
down to Mexico or Central America
and let them become revolutlonilsts? 2
It wouldn't hurt us, and it might do C
the real revolutionists some good.
There may be some truth tin the
Boston doctor's claim that beans are
more nourishing than beefsteak. Look
at the Boston Red Box.
The double decked street car in
New fork carries SS persons. Any A
old car can carry 100. although it will
not seat but 50 of them.
King George has invented a new
fangled kitchen rage. but a glance at
his photograph convinces one that he
rsever has invented a safety razor.
Druggists are demanding that phy- d
sicians' prescriptions be written leg- a
bly. What! Take the romance and "
mystery out of medicine?
The avalstors are still trying to make e
records. The air has a hypnotism of
its own that no amount of accident or
fatality seems able to overcome
A thief at Atlantic City made otff
with his booty in a motor boat. Evi- t
dntly be believes in having all the
latest improvements in his bus;ness.
A Chicago hotel clerk has ben
aned $200 for flirting Hotel clerk> r
should confine themselves to the wear t
Ing of sparklers and the business o. di
informing people that there are no
g$2-a-day rooms vacant
The popularity of the automobile
and the amount of leather used in the
manufacture of those vehicles wi: w
force up the price of shoes for pedes
trians . his is adding insult to in i
jury in the motor craze's making eves.
warlrint higher. Cl
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OC'LRE/i OF THE irii 0 /UE2N 0' SPAIN
T HIS new photograph of the children of the reigning house of Spain was taken at the royal chateau in Granada.
in the foreground to the left Is the Prince Don Jaime, convalescing from a recent operation on his ear, ajd
his brother Alphonse. the heir to throne. In the background, holding the hand of the governess, is the Infanta
Marie Christine, aged three, and the Infanta Beatrice, aged seven months,. on the arm of the governess.
Parker and Companidh Back
From Mount McKinley.
Brooklyr. Man Arrives at Seattle,
Wash, Meats Young Wife and Sees
His Child for First Time-Will
Not Ascend Again.
Seattle, Wash.-Prof. Herschell C.
Parker of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Bel
more Browne of Tacoma, who came
within 300 feet of reaching the summit
at Mount McKinley last June, have
returned from Alaska. Prof. Parker
was greeted at the pier by Mrs. Par
ker, a bride of a littl6 more than a
year, who had come from Brooklyn to
meet him. He hastened to Tacoma on
the first interurban car to see for the
first time his child, a baby of a few
months, born during his absence in
Prof. Parker and Mr. Browne reft
Seward February 3. reaching the foot
of Mount McKinley April 25. On their
previous expedition they attempted to
ascend the mountain from the south
side, but this time they crossed the
Alaska range about twenty miles east
of Mount McKinley. They went up
Muldrow'glacier, taking the route se
lected by Tom Lloyd and his party of
explorers when they ascended the
mountain in 1910.
At an altitude of 10,000 feet the Par
ker-Browne party relayed supplies with
dog teams from the camp below. Aft
er remaining at this altitude several
days and unable to proceed higher be
cause of a severe storm they decided
to await more favorable conditions and
dropped back to an altitude of 6,000
The party set out again June 5, go
ing up the northeast ridge and Mul
drow glacier. The route selected was
narrow and hazardous and the ridge
steep, but the explorers were able to
reach an altitude of 10.000 feet before
being driven back by the severe cold
and blinding snow blown by a daigh
gale from peak 4o peak.
On the third attempt an altitpde of
20,100 leet was reached. There, with
only three days' provisions left, they
were unable to withstand the cold and
gave up hope of reaching the summit
Prof. Parker in explaining the sh
rere cold on the mountain said that
American Discoverer Finds Lakes
Never Before Seen by
White Man.
New York.--With three lakes and a
large section of northern Korea added
tp his conquests as an explorer. Ko.
Chapman Andrews. assistant curator
of the American museum, has returned
from a trip around the world Mr An
drews penetrated the north Korean
wilderness as far as the mysterious
"three rivers." never before seen by
white men. The rivers proved to be
lakes on the top of a p ateau and the
explorer described them as the most
beautiful be had ever seen Their
shores are of volcanic dust and the
water, which is perfectly clear. con
tains no fish
The torean journey covered a dis
tance of 500 miles and during Its en
tire length its leader had to rely al
most wholly upon the compass for lis
location The main object of the ex
pedition was the captu-e of certain
--neeimens of gray whales, needed to
make the collection at the museum
the most complete In the world An
drews caught three varieties, whose
ke!etons he shipped to the museum
-ome time ago
$20 to Support Family.
Wilkfsbarre. Pa. - Mrs John Tilley.
wife of a janitor. has told the court
,ere that her husband has alloe ed her
but $20 out of his $65 a month salary
Sith ehich to provide for herself and
eight children. i
at a height of 15,000 feet June 15 it
was 19 degrees below sero.
"I found that pemmican, the special
food used by arctic explorers and
made of beef, tallow and raisins, is of
no value at the high altitudes," said
Prof. Parker. "We were soon amlct
ed with severe cases of indigestion, as
the food was too heavy, and we were
unable to use a large part of our
rations. I found that at an altitude
of 13,000 feet I could not smoke with
out experiencing severe dizziness,
while Mr. Browne seemed able to
smoke at any height. About the cold
est weather we experienced was at
13,000 feet, when the temperature fell
to 26 below zero."
Both Prof. Parker and Mr. Browne
said they had made their last attempt
to reach the top of Mount McKinley.
City Pays $15 a Day That Negro "In
vader of White District" May Be
Free From Annoyance.
St. Louis.-To insure peaceful sleep
to R. A. Hudlin, a negro, and his fam
ily. this city is spending $15 a day, or
$450 a month, to guard his home from
possible attack by whites who resent
what they term a "negro invasion" in
their residential district. The guard
ing by policemen began early in May
and if it is continued until Septem
ber 15 the city will have spent $1.800.
Frick Employs Skilled Musician
to Play for Him.
Salary of $15,000 a Year Is Paid
Archer Gibson for an Hour's Solo
Each Morning on Millionaire's
$100,000 Instrument
New" York--Pity the hard lot of
Archer Gibson. He gets $15.000 a
year for fingering a $100,000 organ an
hour a day and rendering "Dearne"
between the classical thunderings and
groanings of the costly pipea Also
he gets a summer home-you'd wish
Los Angeles City Council Considers
Placing Automatic Device on
Los, Angeles. Cal. - Automobile
speeders in Los Angeles will convict
,emneeves if the city council passes
an ordi: ;zace recommended by the po
ice commi. ssion.
The couiuLission wants all automo
bil s equipped with a speed detecting
device consisting of three lirhts,
white, green and red. When a car is
Sgoing eight miles ail hour the white
will show. flteen miles the green, and
twenty miles, the speed limit, the red.
When a car is going twenty to thirty
miles an hour both the white and
green lights will appear, and if it is
going more than thrty miles an hour
all three lights will flash the tidings
to the policeman on the corner
Jersey City Man Leaves an Estate of
$200.OCO-Nurse and Neighbor
Get Much Wealth.
Jersey City. N J.-Former neigh
bors of Michael Kiley. an aged recluse
who occupied a ramshackle house on
Pright street here for many years.
were surprised to learn that the old
man had died possessed of a fortune
which the appraisers estimate at $200.
000. f this total $63.000 goes to Mrs
Margaret Jones. who took care of
Kiley in his last illness. A big share
of the residue goes to Mrs. Catherine
Daly. a neighbor.
Number Who Are Registered Under
Law Increasing Every Year,
Statement Shows.
Paris.-Leon Bourgeois, minister of
labor, has tabulated statistics up to
July 1 of the number of persons who
have registered themselves for old
age insurance in accordance with the
terms of the law of 1910, as amended
in February, 1912.
According to returns received from
prefects of departments, the number
of persons under obligation to insure
now registered is 7,029,008. or an In
crease of 273,930 since the previous
quarter day, April 1.
The number of registatered persons
in France under an obligation to insure
Is about 12,000,000.
The government, it is understood,
regards the returns of July 1 as fair
ly satisfactory in view of the fact that
it has not been possible to apply actu
al compulsion, owing to an adverse
decision of the court of cassation. A
new bill making Insurance effectively
compulsory for the working classes
is to be introduced in the chamber
next session, and it will have ever?
prospect of Isossint.
It is in view of .this situation that
the date for the practical application
of compulsion was postponed till
January, 1913.
Legless Boy is Swimmer.
Philadelphia.-Although legless Ty.
son Bolwer, aged fourteen, halr b
come an expert swimmer and wrestlez.
HAC C ,--., - , ,  ,.,
you owned it if you saw it-and a
nice, comfortable automobile. Archer
works at the above-mentioned labo
rious task to delight the musical soul
of Henry Clay Frick, multimillionaire
Pittsburg steel magnate, whose sum
mer home is at Pride's crossing, near
Beverly Farms, Mass.
Every day at two p. m. the phone
rings in the Gibson house and the
organist motors over to the Frick
mansion. There in the music hall, the
silent, gruff money giant sits waiting
for his daily music. While the nimble
fingers of Organist Gibson :.-p out peal
after peal of stuff that dead men
wrote-the kind that no one couldsee
any merit in while the composer was
alive-Henry Clay Frick, the tips of
his strong fingers joined, listens in
After a partiJulariy weird succes
sion of crashes and thunders from
the costly organ the millionaire's coun
tenance loses its former expression of
wrapt interest. He leans forward un
easily as. the musio bursts in a glo
rious finishing flare.
"Play 'Deare!' " he commands.
Then the $100,000 organ sends forth
the strains of " that popular ballad.
ladies and gentlemen." strains that the
common instalment, go-as-you-please
house piano used to know before
every began " doing it."
Usually a few repetitions of the
above ballad are engugh to allow a
fresh start on the previous heavy
stL.ff. And so the' hour of music
Austrian Jury Acquits Man Who Shot
Consumptive Spouse to End Her
Vienna--Public Opinion in Austria
is divided over the verdict at Loebes
in the case of a Viennese clerk named
Hans, who killed his consumptive wife
to end her continued sufferings. Haas
shot his wife in a railway carriage
passing through a tunnel, and then
attemptesl suicide. The wife died Im
mediately, but the husband was only
slightly hurt.' The Jury acquitted himn
of murder, but found Haas guilty of
carrying a revolver without a license
He was fined $1.75. and on paament
was released.
Bureau of Fisheries as a Matrimonial Agency
W SlIINGTON.-As a matrimonial
agency the United States bureau
or fisheries has stepped into sudden
prominence. The methods of the bu
reau are unique. The unions are ob
tained with speed and precision. The
bureau embarked in its new line of en
deavor the other day. The result of
its first attempt is speeding happily
westward with a honeymoon in the
sweet breezes of the Pribiloff islands
as an objective. It all came about in
this way.
Out in the Pribiloffs there are few
white people, but many Alients, and
the progeny of the Alieuts are both nu
merous and ignorant. To the bureau
of fisheries, which is the real gov
ernment of the Pribiloffs and the
Alieuts and seals which there abound,
has been delegated the task of bring.
in light where heretofore was dark
ness. The school system of the Prib
Ilofs is a division of the work of the
bureau of fisheries. It is the intention
of the government to have two
teachers on each of the large islands
of the group. , The fisheries people
prqfer that they have a man teacher
and a woman. "They also prefer to
have them a married couple.
Casting about for new material, the
bureau found that Alvin G. Whitney
of Groton, Mass., wanted to become an
Girls as Messengers? Never in the Capital City
G IRL telegraph messengers; good
for Small towns, not good for
Washington and other large cities.
That is the dictum of telegraph men
of the capital who were asked the oth
er day if they thought employment of
girls to take the places of lads, those
switt-footed Mercuries, the cycling al
lies of the lightning-tongued wire.
"But Pittsburg sto a large city, isn't
It?" an inquiring reporter asked. "And
Pittsburg is using It!"
"Be Pittsburg large or small. I say
gir'3 would not do for messenger
boys." a postive telegraph man said,
smiling at his own "Irish." Incident
ally, he did not altogether credit the
report that Pittsburg was "trying out"
the messenger girl plan. In fact, he
scribbled a "note" to Pittsburg asking
about it befbre he went farther with
the interview.
"Girls as a rule do their work better
than boys," the positive man admitted.
"They are generally more conscise
tious and tIore caretfl. They weoldnet
be so apt to be distracted by collisiaos
and fights and tfuasses and other -street
sights, and-so far as physical billty
would permit-thgy would be more
prompt than boys.
"But there the advantages of girl
messengers cease. The bad weather
we have in Washington would preve t
girls from delivering messages. They
just could not stand, what our boys
have to endure.
"It is not necessary to speak of
their not being able to go to places
where messages have to go. We keep
Corn 25 Cents the Ear on Bill for U. S. Senators
I N THE ground floor of tl senate
wing of the capitol is a rdtaurant,
with two special rooms reserved for
the solons and a big diningroom open
to the public! There are timesa when
charges for some items on the bill of
fare rise to the altitude of the high
priced restaurants in New York-Del
monico's and Sherry's, for instance.
There were smiles on the faces of
"regulars" among visitors when they
spied an item on the bill of fare set
ting forth "sweet corn. 25 cents." it
brought to their minds visions of daz.
sling and steaming cobs reposing on
a plate. They ordered corn and be
held with considerable sarprise the
Senators' Vocal Triumph Is Rudely Interrupted
his assistants were scurrying about
the senate side of the capitol just
before the recent adjournment, trying
to complete a quorum of the senate.
mnd while the senate bells were clang
ing their summons of senators to that
ody, the posse was attracted by loud
c.cnds of sweet melody arising from
senator Bradley's room.
"My Old Kentucky Home," and
• Massa' in the Cold, Cold Ground.'
and other airs of the south rang
through the corridors, drowning out
the sound of the senate bell Upon
opening the door of Senator Bradley's
omce the searchers found Senator
Bradley. basso profuado; Senator
Smith of South Carolina, tenor robusto,
Alaskan school teacher. Mr. Whitney
passed the examination In fine style.
He was just about to be appointed
when it was explained to him that the
Pribiloff government, which is the
bureau of fisheries, wanted married
teachers. The case was. explained to
him by Dr. C. Hart Merriam, one time
biologist of the department of agri
culture, whose secretary Mr. Whitney
formerly was.
"Do you know any one who could All
the vacancy at the island of St. Paul
to which you will be assigned?" asked
Mr. Merriam.
"Sure," replied Mr. Whitney, "I'll
telegraph and find out about it right
So Mr. Whitney betook himself to a
telegraph ofice and sent the following
to his fiancee, Miss Elsie J. Gibson o
Burlington, Vt, who was attending
summer school for teachers at Dart
month college:
"Have offer for good teaching post
tion for you at St. Paul, Pribloff is
land Salary twelve hundred, matri
mony pre-requisite. Answer paid."
Twelve hours later Mr. Whitney re
ceived an even shorter dispatch. It
"Leaving for Washington; arrive
Sunday morning."
Mr. Whitney went tothe burean of
fiaheries and told Chief Barton W. KI
e.-mann of the Alaskan diviseio that
he had the eandidatq for the other
teaching vacancy.
"Name, please?" said Mr. Evermana.
"It's Gibson now, but if you don't
want to make out the papers until
Monday, it will be Whitney," replied
the male candidate.
our boys as far from doubtful places
as we can, but there are many mes
sages that girls could not carry.
'"So far as our patrons are concern
ed, I think they would be very well
satisfied with girl messengers. If we
employed girls at such work they
would, of course,. have to wear a unt
fornm of some kind to distinguish them,
and their dress would relieve them of
much embarrassment they might feel
at having to go into men's private of
fices. But the patrons would hot be
"Altoget~er, a girl messenger serv
Ice would be very picturesque, but I'd
hate to have to ran one. I have had
some tiouble with boys, but I do not
think I'd know how to start with girls,
for I should feel at the beginning that
I was attempting the impossible."
Just them one of the swift-footed
Mercuries came running up to the
scene of the interview. He gave a
ye!low slip to the interviewer, who
"Didn't I tell you so? Our Pittsbura
manager says, in answer to. se note,
that they thought of trying girls about
five years ago, but there's nothing else
po that story."
serving of one lonely cob of very ot
dinary dimeasions for the quarter
mentioned In the bill of fare. Next of
the tempting novelties introduced on
the bill was "new potatoe, 20 cents."
"Well, well," murmured one of the
regulars, "a bowlful of new potatoes
would certainly be excellent for
lunch," So he gave the order and the
colored emissary retutrned in due time
and set bdfore him a small bowl con
taining two potatoes, of what seemed
to him rather limited cubical con
"Two potatoes at 10 cents apiece,"
he observed. "At that rate they must
be deemed by the management a lux.
ury ft only for the palates of the
The restaurant is owned by the sen
ate and is operated by a manager. It
loses money because the bulk of the
patronage is limited 'to a couple of
hours at lunch time. The deficit is
made good by withdrawals from the
senate fund to meet contingent ex.
and Senator Overman of North Caro
lina, baritone fortissimo, with their
coats off and chairs tipped back
against the wall. singing as though
their lives depended upon the volume
of sound emitted. They were duly
summoned to appear in the senate
instantly, and did so looking a little
sheepish and crestfallen that their vo
cal triumph had been so unceren on_
ousiy interrupted.

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