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The Caldwell watchman. (Columbia, La.) 1885-1946, September 22, 1916, Image 8

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French Remains the Menu Language of Washington
F iEn('lI will remain the lan ture of Wa liineton 111t,111rry. No matter
now strong the ofifensive of the New York hotel chiefs lteerles to have
the wronch of the bills of fare inUl1ua3iteu ip lngi-ti, the' ire-s l"fer'oh
'in onuaR cards bid fair to holt firm in
th ine 'iittmil.
This is the op;inion of ailst F.
oetlpnr, manitre ptRht of mh(. ' e ine! -Nw : -
gun bullets, " cdroplel to ine ,Iriotor h
spulnil." said thruoutr, thiei tnitihhed ý ' f
to us eye and a h ienro'i-bto t1'ititi nic us\ d oth d
a oit ofiiJ armorestinietdi b A r n the aot\r
tye fal iovintion of the French from rhe o. T b s t
oifl if fa hte.
"VA ,sv. of smoulu r de list thf satee
.ued g tho aroe the. ''c a~nd; hes~tad. 1 hudr1lts;; palt o
''i't: m a t o c l-et t h e t h eq u i m rt .i'
All kn'-oiir desi (agnhs o hlmtsu~g~' U arlke ise , e ion stuied in re t oll proit'
:ire IlinliINy 1 pr '4i , tlt'ei 'i- "t.siP \\Ii r :''' i((' 11'-1O!)tiil to RU1Iaflt aI 1liuhtis 111111
R''idbls, wit" i no he "'.r fo Lr to oihe r their Bes:ils if the d 'renh in I! 't
mreenu e'ini Euoethelmi'' boi-y c yesue yteBits emn
"i` th1 siona' te ul '' b teo l .l Fehdestigs ' milarjght initoirR' with
r' usadersiwie -rpil Vi ece: s ad vi orsiu ' arie' alsoi beteus.
Theiais, jbr'ti:si.- a hlso ilo ion v1rL iou tilt' ofan age ntadeis, lhough1.
Never nb r s 1
Inventor Proposes National Emblem of 13 Balls
W tohisNTsN.-At Indst the nmthber of 1h to be shiow to the world in its
true 1iulit. All this tirgtfleI Cabot it ting nil lucky is "ibishi," cording
to ri. S. fitlor, who is RItgiis1111011 a class of students in thWasiincton to lit Lire
oret o t1h invention wi rth tlOOs)Op. 'The
tiro invettione, whe it Is discoveredy,
will he the result of a close stud' of a
cluster of "stones" which he says he
/ has discovered to be the basis of all
delR.Rti df ul oseuea
S nature.
* aGibson, who claims to be the in
ventor of the paper headrest for barber
chairs, pointed to a chart on the wall
of his room. The chart was a picture
of 12 balls grouped around a single
one in the center, and on the bottom
was printed thee words, "What means
these stones." "That picture," he said, "shows you what you will find in the
cells of the human body, and in all the planets and the stars.
"Take 12 perfect spheres of equal size and group them around a thir
teenth so they will all touch, and you have a perfect symmetrical group.
That is a discovery of my own, and I believe it can be worked out to be worth
some money." t
The inventor's idea is that if he can get several people to study his dis- d
covery, one of them Is likely to get the idea that will be worth the $100,000. °
"The principle of the 13 idea is basic," Gibson said. "Christ and the 12
apostles, 12 jurymen and a judge and the 13 orIginal states are a few x- t
am plea. t
"I have written President ilson, Bryan, Roosevelt and others, trying to
get them to adopt that. cluster as a national emblem. It stands for the
original states and at the same time is a perfect symmetrical group."
Our Soldiers May Look Like the Knights of Old
ALl existing records concerning the types of breastplates, shields, helmets,
and even suits of armor worn by the knights of the middle ages, are
being closelyestudied by the ordnance bureau of the war department In an
efort to find the best kind of protec
tion for American soldiers in trench o,... t
warfare.*
And the office of the chief of b r s s
ordnance Is getting to look like the o n d
showroom of the royal armaorer in the I
days of Richard Coeur de Lion. ° ot
Since the. European armies began
to adopt steel helmets and breastplate: t o su
as protection- against the hailstorms of
shrapnel and the spatter of machine-- i
gun bullets, a crop of inventors has ý ý
:sprung up throughout the United
States Intent on ltmproving.the devices which warriors of bygone days re
sorted to when cross-bows and battle axes wcre used on the field of war.
The other day, for example, tihe bureau had before it a working model of
a coat of armor Invented by an American. Its pattern was adopted from a
tv'pe 'favored by the ancient Samurai- of Japan. The breastplate was formed
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THE SCHOLAR AND THE SKULL.
S.r1h Maxwll's onltr claim to a
dceat .lUs renown rests unan the farct
tiuti ;I gren t man brought hor to her
doom, aul so the dt!ails of her life
stor'y are meaonger, bilt a few farts haive
survived.
At the becinnlng of the sevententh
century she was a maid servant in the
holme If a weallth1y citizen of IHuintinag
donnhire. She was unusually good
hooking, and had :<ome education-a
rare thing for a handmaiden in those
dan s---and was generally above her
station. In the employ of the same
family there was a middle-aged cnoti
nanmed Armstrong. He was rather un
couth, with a huge shock of sorrel
hair, and little more is known of
him, except that he was a great fa
vorite with his master. Armstrong
saved his money a penny at a timte,
and as he approached the sere and yel
low leaf he found he had money enough
to buy an inn that was for sale. He
and Sarah were married, and took
possession of the inn.
It is reasonable to suppose that the
influence of the master was brought
to bear to effect this marriage of
the servants, for it doesn't seem prob
able that Sarah would have chosen as
her husband a loutish man more than
twice her age. However that may be,.
the two settled down in their caravan
sary, and Sarah was greatly respected
and admired. Many young men made
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It's Cu~us Sull; ee Hw a uge a-~i Has Be~ren·P~ Drvn no L
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It's a CuriOUs Skull; See How a Huge Nail Has Been Driven Into It."
eyes at the handsome wife, but they IE
had to keep their distance. Then one sl
morning Mrs. Armstrong calmly in- h
formed the neighbors that her hus- a
band had died during the night.. le o
had drunk himself into a stupor before S
retiring, she said, and died from the i
effects of his debauch. That seemed h
strange to some of the neighbors, for a
Armstrong was known as an unusually a
temperate man. There doubtless was
some malicious gossip, but the husband ti
was buried in the crowded churchyard. b
Before he had been there, among the It
rude forefathers of the hamlet, for 24 b
hours, the widow had married a young a
man named Maxwell. Then there was g
more talk-enough to fasten the events h
in the memories of the inhabitants, for
future use. d
Sarah and her new husband conduct- b
ed the inn for many years. Sarah be- 11
came the mother of several admirable It
children, and was in every way an ex- V
cellent matron. As she waxed older t
she became devout and was free with £
precept and admonition. Every Sun- 11
day she might have been seen in tllh
church, and the eloquence of the new
preacher often moved her to tears. His
eyes often were upon her as he talked,
for a good itener is a .great help to
a clergyman, andl this motherly womn n
seemed so intelligent and appreciative 1
that it was a pleasure to talk to her.
She new preacher was Dr. John
Donne, one of the truly great men of
his time. He had accepted a "living" I
in Huntingdoushire and occasionally I
preached there, although most of his
time was spent in London. He was a I
great preacher, and the most beautiful 4
man in England. Beautiful is the
word; the old writers say he had the
face of an angel. Izank Walton wrote
an enthusiastic tribute to him, saying
that "he carried his hearers to heaven
Ia a holy, 'naoture; he pictured vice so
that we hated it, and virtue so that we
loved it."
As a poet he was equally i're t, and
many learned men of the tiriol held
that he was without a pe'r. Ben ,Joa*
son said he was "the firat poet in tJhI
world in 5o'ae thingA, lu hi ' ll e per
ish for nor Id"ng understo?.i.' which
prophec hias comec true. Pryw! a -aiI
he was the greatest wit of the nation.
He was an impulsive man, full of fan
tastic moods and fancies. somne of
his poetry was as light us thistledlown.
and some was profound. Now it was
voluptuous, and again morbid.
le wrote much about the mystery
of death. andl that sub.Tllet ifri ` este l
him to such a degree that he haunted
graveyards. One day h1 Shtond in the
graveyard surroundir.g hi-s church ailn
watched the wear; sexton at work. It
was an old, old cemetrry, andl every
time a grave was dlug hones wereri
thrown up. Poor lieople lurlid I ere
iould not count upon udisturlbed re
posie. In a few years at nost theyl
would have to make va;-y for oihhris.
i'risently, as the sexton wi: i 'I his
shllovel, he threw out a -Lull. n-.l the
preacher picked it up, awl dealtlii-:S
moralized upon the vanity of hraman
life. As he turned it arottund i a hitl
hannds, lhis fingers encounteredl a p'i
j¶ction. It was the head of a:1 nail.
Lxaamineatitn i-hlOWed that the nail iead
tbeen driven tlirotz; h the skull, a tl it
stil protrudedl into the inner cavity y
two or three inches.
The reverendl doctor rcalizcd at once
that a horrid crime had been conmmit
tod. He questioned the sexton as to
whose grave had been disturhel, but
the sexton didn'tr know. lie had oth-li.
elated only a few years. Perhaps his t
predecessor aui'ht remember. The
predecessor was a white aind wintry ,
gaffer who lived at some distance.
Donne hunted him up, and took him
to the graveyard. The old man's wits
were feeble, but his memory for all c
things connected with dead men's
bones was accurate. He at once an
nounced that the grave had been occun
pled by Armstrong, the Innkeeper. ,
Doctor Doane inquired about the vil- p
lage concerning the death of Arm
strong, and the oldest inhabitants re- v
called the wife's queer story, and her I1
remarkable haste to get married again. r
There was reason for suspicion, at r
least; but the good doctor found it
almost impossible to believe that the
fine, devout woman who listened to his
sermons so closely could be guilty of
an atrocious crime. If ever a calm,
untroubled face spoke of a clear con
science, the face belonged to that
woman.
But he felt it his duty to set his
doubts at rest. If she was guilty, the
r law must have its due; If innocent,
she should be vindicated. So one day
She called at the inn with a small pack
- age in his hand. The good wife was
overwhelmed with pleasure and pride.
She took him into the best room, and
while her back was turned he opened
I his parcel and placed the skull upon
r a table. When she turne around she
r saw it and her face became ghastly.
3 "It's a curious skull," said Donne,
I taking it up; "see how a huge nail has
been driven into it." And he looked
Into her eyes as though he would read
I her soul. She sank to a seat weeping
Sand moaning, and then, while the
s gentle pastor held her hands she told
s how she slew her husband.
r She was convicted and sentenced to
death, and during the brief interval
betweea her trial and execution the
man who had been her Nemesis proved
a her comforter and consoler. He was
with her almost constantly through
r those trying hours, and to such good
h effect that she went out of the world
lhopefully, with a smile on her lips.
Celluloid.
s Celluloid is made from cellulose,
w, whioh is the chief ingredient in the
o Isolid part of many common plants, in
a cluding the cotton plant. The con
e version of cellulose into celluloid in
volves a series of chemical processes
n which could not conveniently be de
if scribed here. When finished celluloid
,, is tough, rivaling ivory in elasticity,
v and can be easily molded or carved
is into various shapes. Every stage of
a t:he process requirels technical knowl
l edge and skill. Celluloid was first
,ie made more than ZO years ago by an
te English chemist named Parks, and
ýe was called parkisine. Then it was
it called xylonite, but both of these
Snames have been supplanted by cellu
;o loid.
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D ( VWN' Bright Angel trail strag- 1
gle the hardy burro. Then 'i
u) p Bright Angel trail thoy I
s'rambldte again. Part of the
wap their saddles wer!e empty, whore 1
the trail qlitig's so cl'ioly to the lpre
t'tlpitous unll of th.' Grandl canyon of
lrh. 'ilni;ahl) that there isn rno ot t for
a rillr t i '.tiek on. t\indiun its tir
t1(itt w'ay upward, twist inri ahoutt I
Inf'k-. i-lu inirt. the ,a'oitnta i'l.ille by
:11:'hi. , tine til:i grailnally elimths the
celil ar'e nt friomr tlti river bet oi-f tile
r;l.uuint ('rI lo'ulrali It the lhuights alove.
ýl000lI lrtPt ahpime, a miillel 'traialbt Ills Il1
It liie ft1 t'1 he ti urk di: pt- 1 '.1.' of I
Cr:tth's n1110i5 1ii1.4 rfub l tr'asurer
t'huin1 of h;al:1
10u1 live inot st''a Arameriea titdl yo l
have ti b niled Btright Anirel trail in 1
A "istia. wt it.s Earl \Villitnlt Ce; ' in
Ov*" 1't i " ttlrda~y Gob'e.
S.i rI' t''ie Inil earth exi'1s sulith
St Itrt _ --ion int tthe sarfae' of the t
t ruth. frlan 1,0i10 I (1 i ,itt W feet deep.
el voIt n of tihe Yoitliw.is t.one is tri
thel in t'otnllpariwtn willi the Grand
n'ntyoti Toi thi'e C or½lai river in Ari
i.nitl. 'The gnreat jorgo is 217 miles II
Itntnt. taryitng from I tio 1a miles in
w"idtih, the muxtsinuinu dethtt~ h"in:; 0,
001 ft eI. here the tourist staitnds at I
the top. of the mulntain peak at the 4
start atl to gain the vi'tatry 1uan 1
Inust reowend (i,00() feet of sheet' rook. I
Elsewhl.-re. we stand at the foot of the I
mountains and mu:t aseend. At ii
Grand canyon the rules that regulate r
tourists are reversed In everything.
"The Grand Canyon of the Colorado (
Is the greatest thing In the world." r
says one writer. It Is absolutely un- !
paralleled and its beauties and grand- it
eur are far beyond the grasp of the n
writer or the artist. More command- s
Ing than Yosemite or Yellowstone, f
ni're heautiful than majestic Niagara, 11
wore mysterious in Its depth than the o
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Himalaulnyas in their majestic height, 1,
the Grand canyon remains the first
natural wonder of the world.
Nature's Titanic Struggle.
While we may say that the Grand f
canyon is truly a canyon, it is rather I
an intricate system of canyons, each I
subordinate to the river channel in the I
midst. The river channel, lying more
than 6,000 feet below the vision, seem
ingly is a rather insignificant trench, t
attracting the eye more by reason of (
its somber tone and mysterious sug- t
gestion than by any appreciable char- i
octeristic of the chasnm. It is perhaps t
five miles distant in a straight line, t
antd its uppermost rims nearly 4,000 1
feet beneath the observer, whose I
measuring capacity is entirely inlade
quante to the demand made by such
magnitudes. Here some great battles I
of hature once took place, which has I
left its effect strikingly visible, yet of
which we know nothing. The sur- t
rounding country looks for all the
world like the miouths of a thousand I
still volcanoes, while the (ontinf over i
the surface of the peculiarly shnaped
rdepressions is likA volcanic ash in tex- I
ture. I
Thle Grand Canyon district lies in I
norrthwestern Arizona and coincides I
with a local uplift. or struetural swell, .
in the ('oloradlo platau.. Its area is I
iabout 1,OW0 sqoare Itles. O):er proc
tically all of this ne'arly level expanse
one geologic V ntin, the 14ilb ,
lim;estone, is ditfnic' rock. Alona the
eastern lorder of the distrie a hairp
dcwiWRtGIrd henl, knlown iS t 1110ii0
cline, carries the beds. to a lower level,
where they resume their nearly hor
zontal attitude and contirruf. (ast ward
beneath tihe higher strata of the pin
tcau. Tihe upward edget of these
higher fu es are known as Echo 1
e!ilis.
On the north the district is weullcd
(n by auother line of cliffs and v'.
I rzP's, runiningfli aot andl west alone; (1'u
utlir riiri ieer of :itah. These hlave
i'en i carved by erosioin out of the hiih
er strata of the il;at'aI( a1d(1 rise ifL
huie stepl) nortihward to cIvatioins 'fi
110.(HI feel or moire. ¶Ihe southern bor
(der of ihii district is marked by an
a hrlupt Idesient to lower country
a tic a series (If cli( s carved from the
'The: no rthlierli ip rtion of the (;rand
Ca:,yoll diiistlict is divided into flive
a inr lii iferms or phiaenu blocks by
:te at lireas of tractiture or flexure.
Sdhich trend north :Ln11 ýihl atnd are
rouighly aahl.
Long Series of Canyons.
The ('d trlo rive: er -tes hlie I;:i
t :!uI 4*I r ( ft'ro l a irthes:' to south
west. It has lariv'ri a >evi±'s of can
~It, '\IhoseC total lIii:.h exceeIS .501.)
lilt(-. .\ll these (':nyons are Clear
'ut. btho 2h!les in nearly Ievel plat
futroms and th13ir stet)-llke walls de
Sai ndlhruptl I by alterations of bold
and narrow ledees. Tite river
at the woitnin cirri'"1 the drainage
fron the whole west -srn front of the
lIhukv itioutitaiils in Coliorrado and
it hwesl er WymBini. Because of
HIP Pleneral impilas,;ubility and inhospi
t:iele chl rae: 'r of tite bordering dies
i-rts. thici' yeinyon- form a barrier to
ht.nian travel more ethcetive than the
lI ik(y mou t1ris. The Colorado river
is unbrilgeid for 7V0 miles. a d(istance
about equal to the distance between
New York and Chicago.
In the hligih-blocked' plateaus of the
Glanid Canyon district the canyons
reach their culmination in size and
grandeur. The pathway of the river
across these plateaus is the most re
markable valley in the world. The
section that traverses the marble plat
form is known ias the Marble canyon.
being (0 miles In length. The part
iit through the Kaihbah. Kanab, Uin
karet and Sivwits platefaus is the
Grand canyon proper. This is about
220 miles long, and averages a mile
in depth and abouttten miles in width.
from rin to rim. The Kaibab and
Kanah divisions are each about 50
miles in length, while the Unlakaret
Is.25 miles, and the SivwItz 75 miles.
Home of Old Cliff DweIlers.
Evidences of former human occupaf
tion are found everywhere in the
Grand Canyon region, but as. few of
these ruins are well preserved there i}
tothing especially spectacular about
the m, save as of historic import. Here
at one time abounded crude stone
houses. Some of these ruinse are
l'rrchedi high under overhangng ledges
which still show the blackening of the
smoke from their fires; others lie
among huge blocks of debris that have
fallen from the cliffs; still others
steadl in the open, away from any na
tural shelter. The only well-pre.
served shelter are the old storehouses,
built high up among the crsvices In
tho canyon walls,
And into the depths of this wonder.
land plunges Bright Angel trail,
niuiaud by Major Powell. It is one of
the few trails that penilt human be.
ings to elnter tlhe land of splendor.
Ai:ri;st teverywhcre huge walls of rock
,.r" untranve to this cliff-protected
cha<i:, w!here nature's God has
c r'):l.t such marvels, which no man
'eull equl .
New U;e for Puimotor.
The 1:i b's l:e of fish story comes
from Bethel, Me,. On Invitation of
Mir. Binglat n, a party left for Pennes.
secwassep like for a day's fishing. The
tuetllars got sa malny fish that on
?leir wnay out they were stopped by
ºthe comnmissioner. They had more than
thre law allowed, so they turned back
Sand resuscitating the surplus with a
plnlrotor put themn back in the lake,

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