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The Coifax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd
H. G. GOcOWYN, Managing Edrtor
A Chicago woman says American
girls are too artificiaL It is selt-ri
A Chicagoan who wanted a good.
long sleep shot himself. No doubt
he's satisfied.
A Kansas doctor asks a divorce be
cause his wife constantly scolds him.
A mighty thin excuse.
Tuberculosis leads to crime accord
ing to a Binghamton judge. Is there
anything that doesn't?
Trouser skirts are predicted as the
next thing. They have been coming
for, lo, these many moons.
From Paris comes the announce
ment that skirts will not be narrower I
this season. They couldn't be. I
A Columbia university professor 1
says that vacations are unnecessary. J
Certainly, if salary stops during them. t
The price of egg sandwiches has a
gone up' in Washington. Are they t
getting ready for the inauguration this I
earlyt I
Mere man will be grateful if wom- r
an will learn him how she keeps the I
hobble skirt from bagging at the I
knees. i
A Detroit man wants a divorce be
cause his wife talks too much. But t
wouldn't this plea, if allowed, clog the a
courts? c
Bachelors are more apt to go Insane I
than married men, says an expert
They don't seem to go crazy to get
A man in St. ,ouis had his heart
taken out and sewed up. But many a
broken heart has been easier mended
than this. a
A club has been formed in Chicago r
for the purpose of excluding cats from b
grocery stores. And Chicago claims c
to be a cityl a
Dr. Charles Dana of New York says d
love of animals is the latest disease. b
Now we understand why some women II
marry some men. tl
A Lmo Angeles maniac was arrest- a
ed for carrying dynamite in a hand ti
organ. Probably he was prepared to g
play a dead march. t
A scientist says he can keep head- it
less cats alive. Be a fine breed for
the man who is troubled by midnight a
felines on the back yard fence. e
Some insane individual is elrculat- tc
nug $10,000 bills. Watch out, one is ti
easily induced to accept so small a tc
thing as a counterfeit $10,000 bill. fe
But even If platinum wears longer
than gold in weddig rings it will not Al
necessarily become the universal
fashion in this era of matrimonial
rapid transLt C
A divorce was granted to the wife
of a man who did not divide the bed
covering fairly on cold nights. Di
vorces may yet come to follow see
sonal causes.
Aeroplanes are now to be catapult,
ed from battleships. Plainly, our
boasted strennosity is but a state ofC
primrose dalliance compared with
that which is to come.
PFitteen miles of motion pictures C
have been exported from this country
4uring the last year. Judging from the
ones which remain, most of the 15 in
miles must have depicted liv'ely g
The man with the longest name has he
been found In Texas. He is Papsous i
Heodouchoumturyonwtopolos If you th
cannot pronounce it at the first glance M
set it to music. It sings better than le
it looks. ml
A New York man punched a hold-up
man so hard that the would-be robber th
was Identified by hisl nose. It should ph
be a warning to other hold-up men to I
keep their noses out of what doesn't n
concern them fe
New York is malking another cru
sade against church bells. The sen- Ic
eral impression has been that the
average New Yorker steals int, the
house Ip his stocklng feet Saturday
nights, as early as 6 a. m.
If It be true that synthetic rubber in
for automobile tires can be made out tio
of grain and potatoes, the anxious of
head or a houheshold will naturally me
wish to krow whether there is any ac- qu,
ceptable substitute for food It
A Montana man has been arrested me
for robbine a butcher The meat sit- for,
uation seems to be getting desperate.
According to Punch, trousers are be
about ItO ~0 ars old now The man da:
who invwn' .1 them is entitled to cred- ter
It, which r . rhaps is more than can so!
be said or t'· person who inaugurated pr
the uw,- f. keeping them creasead gl
In 1 o,-r' " ot only hats are ordered pal
removed theaters, but high hair- ro
dreatin :- discouraged also. Mere fno
downtrr " man is determined that the
there are ome rights he will still noi
fight tr r'.en if they are the little ,
otes over.'nked in the sweeping awar pr,
-bk wh
Visitor of Importance Spends a Day in the House
W ASHINGTON.-It didn't make a
bit of difflerence to Benjamin
Oswald Johnson, aged six, what was
going on around his little head the
other afternoon. He was busy with
his own devices? This young Ben
Johnson stumbled around the floor of
the House of Representatives, while
the real Ben Johnson. from Kentucky,
and other legislators and statesmen
thundered and argued over the legis
lative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill.
Little Ben is one of the five chil
dren of Representative Joseph John
son of South Carolina. He kept the
House of Representatives amused
from noon until 4:39 o'clock p. m..
when the gavel fell for adjournment.
Ben appeared on the house floor at
noon dressed in a dark blue sailor
suit. His father had troubles of his
own, for he is in charge of the legis
lative bill, and Representative Fow
ler, with his loudest voice, was out
Strange Sounds Come from Smithsonian Building
F you are passing across the front
I of the Smithsonian Institution at
midnight and hear strange cries com
ing from the Byzantine, Norman or
rounded Gothic towers, buttresses,
battlements. groined arches and
cornices, keep your nerve. The moon
may be floating through the southern
sky. Now it will be hidden under
dense cloud masses, and then it will
burst through the black mist and cast
its silver sheen over the heavens and
the earth. Against all this, the long
red sandstone buildings, dark but for
a watchman's lamp in the central vee
tibue, will be submitted. It looks
gloomy and lonesome. One almost
feels the damp and stagnant vapor
that would rise from the moat around
it, if a moat were there.
You can reassure yourself that you
are not in the depths of a haunt
ed forest and before some dismal
medieval castle by looking northward
to catch the glitter of the lights in
the post omce tower or by listening
to the purr and soft ripple of the
fountain not far removed from the
northwest corner of the buallding.
The sounds that have stopped you.
and it may be, chilled you, come from
Cigarette Smoking Under Ban of Censorship
IGARETTE smoking by women
has come under the ban of cen
sureship by society women in Wash
ington. who are leading a crusade
against smoking and drinking in the
social set at the capital.
Mrs. William II. Haywood, who put
herself on record several years ago,
when she served only grape juice at
the debutante ball of her daughter.
Miss Doris Haywood, Is one of the
leaders In the anti-cigarette move
ment, and Is said to not permit wom
en to smioke in her house.
Mrs. Levi Z. Letter, who many
think is to be the social leader in
place of the late Mrs. John R. Mc
Lean, has also declared her willing
ness to aid the crusaders against
feminine cigarette smoking.
Ice Skating a Real Fad in Society at Capital
THAT part of Washington society
I which delights in outdoor winter
sports has started a movement to dis
cuss the ways and means of promot
ing ice skating. To that end invita
tlons were sent out by a committee
of interested men and women for a
meeting which was held in the ban
quet hall of one of the large hotels.
It is hoped the feeble efforts of "Jack
Frost" in Washington may be supple
mented and real ice skating provided
for those who wish.
The tidal basin at the foot of the
Washington monument is unsafe at
best. and then there are only a, few
days' skating on it through the win
ter. last year the time was extended
somewhat because of the almost un
precedented cold weather in this re
gion There are many expert skaters
in Washington. who come from all
parts of the world. Most of them be
long to the diplomatic circle. although
not a few are people who have spent
the greater part of their lives in the
northern part of the United States.
Among those interested in the
propect is Major Henry T Allen.
whose wife was Miss Johnstone of
after the scalps of several of the items
in that bill. While Representative
Fowler was being replied to by Rep
resentative Johnson, Little Ben was
playing tag around his father's legs,
going in and out betwreen them in
most marvelous fashion.
Young Ben interviewed pretty near
ly every member of the house. He
didn't wait for an introduction, but
clambered right into the laps of the
country's law makers. From the
Democratic side he would hop to the
Republican end of the chamber and
pull out the watches of his father's
dearest political foes. "just to hear the
wheels tick." Uncle Joe Cannon con
tributed to Ben's war chest to the ex
tent of a silver coin. and at the end
of the day Ben's fists were bulging
with nickels, dimes and quarters.
which had been pressed upon him by
admiring friends. He leaned against
Representative Mann of Illinois while
that statesman was shooting sharply
pointed parliamentary arrows at
Ben's own father. The little boy
gazed calmly into the face of Repre
sentative Sereno Payne as the great
tariff expert appeared to be sleeping
peacefully at his desk. He rolled upon
the middle aisle and forced Repre
sentative Ollie James to step over
him, while the child himself was un
mindful of the gigantic figure paso
ing over him.
-not mortals-but frofn bats. There
are many of these aberrant insee
tivorae or flying mammals, family
gallopithecidae, order of chiropters.
in the shadowy nooks of the Smith
sonian building.
Satisfied that no harm is near, you
fall to thinking of James Smithson's
bequest of 1826; of James Renwick.
the designer of this building, the first
of its style not ecclesiastic, to be
reared in the United States; your
glance goes up to the top of the tallest
tower 1456 feet above the asphalt, all
strfwn with dead leaves, and your
mid goes back to the time wheu
President Polk and his cabinet and
hundreds of proud men, now dust. at
tended the cornerstone laying in 1847.
Mrs. Joun es. rIenuerson, wno is te
arbiter of dancing and dancers in
Washington, has always been opposed
to the practice. It is said she re
quested a fair smoker to go outside.
Lady Alan Johnston, daughter of
Mrs. James Pinchot, is one of the de
fenders of the weed, and smokes
when and wherever it strikes ,her
fancy. She even puffed her cigarettes
while riding in an automobile from
one place to another.
Lady Johnston struck the first note
in the battle some time ago. when
she offered her cigarette case to oth
er guests at a luncheon. The hostess
was a crusader, gnd is said to have
requested Lady Johnston, who hap
pened to be the guest of honor, not to
Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh. who has
recently completed her million-dollar
palace on Sixteenth street, has pro
vided little .balconies from her ball
room windows for the men to smoke
between dances. If the lady guests
wish to smoke they have to go out
side also.
Miss Helen Taft, at a recent lunch
eon, displayed her displeasure openly
when cigarettes, were passed.
Chicago. Major Allen is also an ex
pert horseman, and with his daugh
ters, the Misses Jeannette and Desha
Allen, takes an active part in the
Hunt club of this city. The secretary
of the navy, George von L. Meyer. is
another of the promoters of the
scheme to "build" an ice pond. The
Meyer family is from Massachusetts,
where nature, unassisted, keeps win
ter sports going for months. The
daughters of the secretary and Mrs.
Meyer are adepts in skating, which
they learned in their native state, and
in which they had a chance to exer
cise when they were living in 8t.
Petersburg, to which capital their
father formerly was accredited by the
state department.
. ..... ......
This is the latest photograph of Josephus Daniels, editor of the Raleigh
(N. C.) News and Observer, who. It is rumored, will be a member oa Wood
row WilUson's cabinet. He was one of the most ardent proonventiou saup.
porters of the presidentelect, and is the Democratic national eommitteeman.
from North Carolina.
S.ores Mysteriously Disappear
From Far Southwest.
In Country of Swlif Changes Custom.
Are Opposed to Asking Strangers
Personal Questione-No Trace
Is Left Behind.
El Paso, Tex.-Is there a "port of
I missing men?" That Is a question to
r be answered as your fancy dictates,
t says a writer. But that there is a
I country from which men are eon
r stantly "missing" allows of no con
I tradlction. A section of this great
I United States of America there is
which literally swallows up human be
lngs and leaves no 4akllng of their
fates or their whereabouts. Such a
section and such places are busad
throughout the great southwebt from
western Texas to the Pacifi coast.
Not one man or one woman, but
scores of men, and yomen, come, are
seen and vanish in this section of the
I states each year. To disappear from
off the face of the earth as completely
as If one had never existed is not a
feat easy of accomplishment eyes ti
the great centers of population to the
eastern states. And in this country of
missing men it happens so frequently
that oaly a case of extraordinary In
terest commands the attention of the
natives. A grunt or a shrug of the
shoulders dismisses the matter as
soon at it is mentioned. One must be
rich or one must be Influential if due
would have the arm of the law
stretched forth in succor. The pen
alty of obscurity here, as elsewhere,
is Indifference. "Who caree?"-whe.
But' indifference alone is not re
sponsible for the lack of interest In
so small a matter as the mere disap- I
pearance of a man. No. there is that d
in the attitude of the average native
of the southwest which makes him
hesitate to show any interest or con
cern in the affairs of another man.
In the east such questions as "Where
are you from'" or "Are you in busi
ness here?" are common enough And
such questions are asked with no pur
pose or intent of prying Into another's
affairs. It is a part of the social ens
toms of the "polite" east to show
some interest i14 another's well-being.
But such personal. Intimate questions
never fall from the lips of the man
born or reared in the great southwest.
Only a few days ago the proprie
tress of one of the largest and finest
boarding houses in El Paso furnished
mute hut convincing evidence of the ,
fact that men disappear all too ofthn t
in these parts. Taking the corre
spondent up to a spacious garret, she
pointed to a pile of trunts and other
effects and said:
"You see all these trunks here?.
Well, they belong to men and women s
who have come to my place, taken d
rooms- and suddenly departed. Do I
never hear from them? Not In a sln
gle instance have I received one line
from one at them. or from Uay one a
knowing them. All I know about f
them. as a rule, Is their last names. I
I don't ask them anything about them
selves. I know what yea are think-.
tng." she added. -"You are thinking b
these are the effects of 'board lamp ft
er' But you are wrong. I make a
them all pat from the day they get r
their rooms-a week in advance. ira
too used to keeping a bnrdng bhoe
to be 'takes la' by med ith e ty a
trunks or trunaks loaded with bricks
and the like. If you will look you will
ee that some of these trunks are not
even locked. They are tall of clothes
-more or le gooeed. Sometimes oem
finds the relatives of a person who
has disappeared by letters and so
times by cards and other things left
in the trunaks
"This trunk here" she said, point.
Iag out a rather new trunk, 'belong
to a young man who left here caly
about three weeks ago. 7 Lord
only knows where he is. ot had 4
Slinte from anybody about him. am
holding the trunk. but, of couarse
some one is t he oem he had. I
used to bother about such things. but I
It happens so often that I have about
got used to It."
Sonie time later a group of mae I
were chatting together on this tople. 1
It seemed to bM a common enough o
currenee all throughout the seouthwest.
Many reasons were gives for the myap.
terlous disappearances. but onme e
seemed quite good enmogh to answer c
ntisactorly the big query. "What be.
comes of the scores of human beiup
who, disppear each year in the great
Lad Igit. Straw Under Meles and
Samto B urmed-Animale
Are Cremated.
Jamestown. N. D.--. W. Wilson's a
"bhired man" weld not let the ive
yeax-old son of his employer, who lives I
west of Montpeller, N. D., lead the e
mules to water. sq the lad piled straw a
under the animals and set fire to the a
straw. The flames not only cremated b
the mules but the barn The males a
belonged to the "hired man." who had a
left for Iowa
Hunter Sends to New York Spect
mena He Captured In
Afrios. ,
New York.-Two specimens. of tbh
giant forest pig. captured by Alfred
J. Klein near the Chasms river in At.
rlca. have been presented to the Mu
seum of Natural History They have
been mounted by I Blaachke.
The forest pig is exceeded in size
only by some long extinact species
whose fossil remains are found in the.
westera states It is comparatively
unknown, partly on account of its
habits, which are nocturnal It-thrlves
in the grass of the African Jungle.
High up on the slope of Mount Kenla
at an elevation of about J.00Q feet.
SCarl I. Akeley, the elephant buter.,
found traces of these pigs., their tracks
followinl the elephant trails for loba
The head of the forest pig. Is lone
with oily upturned tusks Its legs
are sleader. supportiOs a heavy
stocky body it Is agile and power
ful as It goes cavorting through the
brush of the Jungle
For about 16 years It was suspected
that the forests of central Africa bar.
bored some giant specimen of the pig
family In 1904 one of these curl
oes anlmals was captured y a natu
ralist, and thus It became knows to
As a sift from D. 0 Stapletou the
mseum has reehed a na*'br eC
New Ye Jury Adds AnetP V'
te to i p LISt Baetdr Cer
Mew 'ta '.uA to ej$-tha o a
New Tore lady's le we
$8314., or thre for $3l . &[email protected]
to the Nw York courts.
Mrs. Anna Ellitt was upped ove
it a taxicab, l a shoo damasged a
stocking and was parted from thro
toenals for the term of her lite as
this earth. So she sued for $8.0
damages. The tury epresed y
pathy for the loss of the shoe and
stooking, but ruled thiab out of the
count and eat down the bill by
per cent.
As a result a list of "hat's Worth
What" has beea comlspbl from recnt
court decisions. It roune Toes, won
ans' $4.410; man's, thre for $,OM;
arms, woman's, disfigred (pair).
$S00; squeesed. $1,000; legs, mean's
(pair), $38,000; scalp, woman's lost.
$4,200; ankles, womaa's. $3,000 to
$0,000 each; fingers, man's, $18,000
for four; hands, man's tight, $05,16;
shoulders, woman's right, arend,.
$1.000; eyes, man's right, $1,4;
operas $150 apiece (manuscripts. not
matinees); fsance (male), $28,8
each; sermons 18 cents, or 311 for
Branded and Shipped 100 Milen Early
Last Spring, They 0 Bask to
National Park.
Boseman. Mont-Sportsma and
game wardens of Montana are com
vneced that the elk from the herds
in the Yellowstone Natloati park poe.
sees a homing nssttinct eq*l tq that at
the carrier pigeon.
arly lsnt sprins name Warden sim.
usaon a4d his rangers trapped two
carloads '4 elk in the ma'un'aias nert
(ardiner and shipped then to Hamr
ilton, MaQt., 100 miles away. They
were branded and trened loose in the
Rell Gt reserve. one of the largest
natlonal orests in the wet.
Daring the last few menths reast
men Is the vicinity of Hamilton have
noticed a dwindling of the number a
SIk In the Hell Gate forests. It has
sine developed, according to the
state gme wardens, that the animals
have been returulas to their Odt
stampng ground in the Yellow
Sstone park.
SPelieeman eat a Peaset Almeet to
Death and Are Sent to Jail foe
TweutyOne Days.
t. Petersburg-At the trial of P,
lic Inspector Makarsaka and thras
polleeme at Vilna en the charge at
Inhuman brutality to an arrested pae* 
at t was prove that they had bound
their victim hand and foot with
ehaim. laid him on the grensoa
Jumped on him. beat him aet tho
head ant anlry auns him. halt dead.
Iato an drrod cell They weo
let of with sentaesr 1 days' ia
prls1ameat for the inspector and
seen days each for the polleemea.
Radical papers are eontrastfi this
leniency with the punishment of a
mouth'; tmprisonment recently passed
upon K. Garbuno8 the publisher, and
his friend . DBeulang. for the crime
of burying me. Schmaidt,. a follower
of Tolstoy. Mecording to her wishes,
without cMurch easemooemaL
German Steamer Pennell to Pereed i
Eatremities To Ply..--'-- , -
New York.--Bueted at ea by what
her eaptaia declared wa the worst
weather he had enecuntered, the G
o Philadelphia, Is eolal
hee. Sh head only a tofew pounda of
coal ia her buakers when she anchor.
ed of QUnaranttainL The suoeesloe et
ales which she enountered held he
haek and depleted her oul supply to
such an extet that aShe wee
r~Eically to strip
work to ke the res going.
sluable prehistoric objeetsin i.a
nd platinum from provine of lM.
"eraldas. Ecuador a dolombla. The
•olleetion is oa exhibltionm In t
oath Amer gallery. The otJeet
SvianUda aen of most Interest,
was not known that this metal was
worked, except In this locality. y
rebhistorlo rae* of people
Archbishop Says Youg People of
Today Are Travel"g the
Wrong Road.
New Orleans--The underworld has
beco, the exmplar of teo amy
young people who should have fr,
their patron Mary Immaslat de
dared Archbishop Bleak I a
1o0 at the Jesuits' ebureh receatly.
,n whieh he osored modern dameb
4C soclal eastome
Tia sirlrt, he said. had resulted to
' ueb dances a the "srisly bear." the
"turkey trot." the "bGy dlide" and
the "bukay hugs
"Has It come to this." asked the
archbishop "that our beautiful so.
lety--our boasted ciltlsaton. nay.
even our Cristlhanity, should be ban
eihed to make room for the vile cot-.
ruptioa freighted with the mlasma or
the uderworld? .1 appeal to mote
mal ather,. tor the love or 0od
et their Ieas aarmst this *a

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