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I Announcing a Demonstration of the I
I J iVIiTFj You are invited to call and 3ee the “how and why** of a furnace that I
I *H■ f I revo^ut i° n i ze d the heating methods in thousands of American homes I
I \ I —bringing comfort and convenience where before were discomfort and I
V\ JF \ drudgery.^
At Our Store Y 1
will have a special showing of the ■
Hero is furnace combines
I great heating capacity an ! small f flf ~~£ H ~~g
■ fuel consumption. It excels con-> L m A
■ venience, cleanliness* healthfulness, \ Zf w
I Original Patented Pipeless fUmace g
n Y *. : & > with an exhibit so arranged that you will at once understand I
B . the principle and see the excellence of the furnace itself.
We want you to know the many ways in which you can |
\ be benefited by using the Caloric Pipeless Furnace.
That is why we are giving you a special invitation to I
come in on the dates above and let us tell you if your house I
Bt i suitable for heating with one register, what size furnace I
I -'~^ OU s^ have, and just what the factory will guarantee R
I you. If we say your house can be heated, we will stand be- |
■ hind the guarantee, and you will be sure of satisfactipn, I
1 and at least a 35% fuel saving.
I This demonstration is an unusual opportunity for you ||
1 nlik ) j|^V UA * 1 to find out what method will heat your house most thorough- M
§ ly an( * economically. You may ask all the questions you
1 Hr'jgl| want, and examine the proof as well, without any obligation I
I il jjflUPrPjlf Remember the dates and come to our store prepared to II
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I an<l m ° re com * ortuble * ring u diagram oi' your rooms |
1 r* ATTI Main Street
■ liU 11 LIED o- a - Anna p° i > s * Md _ |
I W Telephone No. 208 |
-v“ How much does the earth weigh?”
' asked a sclent ilie man coming into
the sanctum of the Capital Office a
few days ago. “The very idea,” re
plied a representative of the Capi
tal. "How can you weigh the earth,
when weight is a measure of the
fpree of gravity, which tends to
draw all bodies toward the earth's
*‘Good," said the man who dab
hit's in scieqee. “Don't you know I
have asked several people that ques
tion and yon are the first to answer
offhand that any such idea as weigh
ing the world is fallacy on tl\e face
of it."
Anent this question the Metropoli
tan press for some weeks past, hav
ing brought the news that a pro
fessor of one of the technical schools
of the country has been amusing
himself and his pupils, by weighing
the world, a representative of the
Capital asked Dr. Garner what he
thought of it. He replied to the
question by asking another:
-“What would you think of a man
Who asked 'How much does a pound
weight?’ You would think he was a
little daft, wouldn't you? ‘Weigh’ is
a relative term. We apply it to the
force by which a body is down to
the center of the earth, the weight
varying according to the distance of
the body from the center. On a very
high mountain, at the poles or at the
equador, the equatorial diameter be
ing slightly greater than that pass
ing through rhe imles. the weight
would be more or less according to
the difference in distance from the
center. This may be illustrated as
follows: Imagine a hole bored from
the surface through the center of the
earth and dry>p a body, weighing a
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hundred hounds, into it. At first, the
velocity would be in ac
cordance with the law of falling bod
ies; but soon the velocity would be
gin to decrease along with the
weight; ami when the body had got
a thousand miles from the surface,
it would weigh only 75 lbs.; at two
thousand mile 3. the weight would he
50 lbs.; at three thousand miles, it
would b e25 %lbs.; and when it ar
rives at the center, motion would
cease and the body w’ould have no
weight. These figures must be taken
as approximate, as possibly there
might be a slight variation owing to
the earth s increasing density.
"To return to our earth-weighing
question, it may be said that our globe j
has no weight except as measured in ,
forms of the attractive energy of other
heavenly bodies. It is this circum
stance which enables astronomers to i
make their predictions. In this way.
Neptune, our outermost planet, was j
discovered. When he got into eonjunc- j
lion with Uranus, he began to disturb'
the ordital motion of the latter, so i
much that astronomers naturally sus-!
ported that there was some unknown ■
body in the neighborhood causing *he j
trouble. Two men independently,]
Adams of England, and LeVerrier. of>
France, set to work to find out the j
place and the character of the dis
turbing element and both were suc
cessful, their estimates of the position
differing very slightly. When the tel
escopes were pointed in the direction
indicated the unknown stranger was!
easily picked up.
"Another instance may be noted.
From some unknown cause the motion
of Enke’s comet in its orbit is some
what erratic, its \eloeity sometimes |
increasing and then decreasing; but ■
on one occasion as it approached the'
I sun. it was not only delayed bm also]
got out of its regular orbit. On in
vestigation it was found that Mercury,
the planet nearest the sun. had caused
the trouble. Astronomers took ad-j
vantage of the opportunity to estimate
Mercury’s mass. Knowing where Enke |
;ought to be and seeing where he was.
ja calculation was made to ascertain
what would be file mass of the planet;
jio cause the difference in position of]
: the comet. It was found that notwith
jstanding its size, its diameter being
j 30th) miles, that is. more than a third
|of,that of the earth, its matter is so
; little dense, that it would take 25 Mer
j curies to balance the earth, if they
| could be put into the two sides of the
j “An interesting borollary springs
out of this discussion. It was said
iat the beginning that weight is rela
tive. The larger the attractng body
; from the standpoint of mass, the hea
vier will be <the object weighed. A
] young athlete, weighing 140 lbs. and
jable over a hurdle five feet
high, wduld, if transferred to the sur
face of the moon, weigh only a little
more than 23 lbs., but could jump
over a hurdle thirty feet high. If he
• were set down on a body of the same
mass as the sun, tlie moment his
feet touched the ground, he would fall
into a heap, his bones crushed and his
body flattened, out into a pulp.”
ICorrespondence Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 29. —The death is re
ported of Mrs. Margaret Dunlop Gib
son, who in 1896, after six visits to
| Mount Sinai, brought to England for
; the first leaf of what is known as the
! Hebrew Ecclesiasticus.
, With her twin sister, Mrs Agnes
i Lewis, she shared the distinction of
| discovering in 1892 the famous Syrtac
palimpsest of the Gospels ;n the mon
astery of Mount Sinai. It was \ery
i dirty, and its leaves were nearly all
stuck together, through the ; r having
j Remained unturned probably since the
i last Syrian m nk had died ir.*.he mon
jastery centuries before
; The sisters took about 400 photo
graphs of it. When they returned to
England it was identified by Profes
] sors Burkitt and Hensley, of Cam
| bridge University, as the Curetopian
i mauscript, one of the oldest versions
] of the Gospels extant in any language.
Another expedition was sent to Sinai
and the text was copied. Its publica
tion of the text in 1894 marked an
epoch in the history of Biblical criti
Mrs. Gibson was the widow of the
Reverend James Young Gibson, a j
noted translator of Cervantes’ poetry. I
j Consolidated ticket offices establish- j
]ed during Federal operation of thej
railroads will be retained in most j
large cities when the roads are re
turned to private control, according to
i information received mt the Railroad
Most of the companies were said to
have indorsed the public convenience
and economies afforded by grouping!
|the sales forces instead of having]
jthem scattered. New York was said
to be certain to retain the con sol i-.
dated offices, but Chicago may aban
don the plan because tfhe of the big
gest roads there has insisted on hav
ing a place exclusively for its own
(Correspondence Associated Press.) , j
Berlin, Jan. 2S.— The' national Eco
nomic Minister has abolished the or
der of March 31. 1915, which prohib
ited the use of alcohol 'in the manu
facture of schnapps and Germany is :
again to have its cheap and popular]
beverage. The prohibition of.import]
of liquor remains Tn force.
’Tis Time Of Year When Eyes
Of Lovers Gaze At Sentimen
tal Lines On Postcards
Today is St. Valentine's Day. the
day of lovers. Yesterday perplexed
voting men with dreamy eyes stared
at sentimental lines on postcards,
fancy valentines and candy boxes And
the perplexed young men were not
alone in the stationery stores. Young
women were there too.
St. Valentine's Day was decreed by
iby riie old Roman calendar in honor
of St. Valentine, who was a saintly
■ bishop and therefore can’t be respon
sible for the St. Valentine celebra
tions of today. The priest met an un
timely fate. He was cast into jail
during the Claudian persecutions and
'there cured his keeper's daughter of
blindness. The miracle so incensed
* the people of Rome that they beat him
! with clubs and then beheaded him.
“The law allows me one man and
I'm gonna get ’im!"
This peppy inscription under the
picture of a "female of the species."
who resembles a cross between the
popular conception of an old maid and
| a militant suffragette, is characteris
tic of fully half the valentines on
| display in the shops this year.
But then, it’s leap year, and the
ladies are doubtless taking full ad
: vantage of their prerogative. True,
i there have been other leap years in
(which women had a perfect right to
pop the question, but they were in
| the days before women came inttj,
I their owp. before they demanded a
j vote and equal rights, and if they
proposed at all it was done with
"looks," rather than words.
Nowadays the method <of procedure
is different. "Come on. triffer. It’s
just two blocks to the church,” or "1
just want a chanst to push three meals
in front of you," seemVs to be the leap
year proposal a la 1920.
Of course, not all of tjiem are of
quite so brazen a nature. Some are
more “delicately” expressed, more on
the order of a hint, as for example:
“1 aint nuvver been kissed."
"I aint been took."
"I'm a lady sweet and have good
So look me over; it will be worth
your while.
You've plenty of chickens I have
i But wouldn't I do for your Lady
■| Bird?"
i j And\there are a few that could not
!be called out-and-out proposals at all,
;; being mere outbursts of a desolate
:heart. Such a one is this: •
Hello! Central!
Give me
\ l-Man-4-A
In marked contrast with these niis
. gives are a few that are a century old.
They are not for sale, butare on ex
, hibition simply as curiosities and they
. are strangely out of place in the mod
, ern collection. There is no “Hey,
there! You get the mansion. I'll be
the bride," atmosphere about them.
- They are quaint and artistic and are
beautifully colored. One of them is
an engraved copy of Waller's “Go,
lovely rose," and all of them have
lyrics of the type included in “The
Golden Treasury.”
“The Shepherd of the Hills” that
widely read story of the Ozarks has
' been fllmafized under the direction of
i Harold Bell Wright, its author. As a
i novel, this story has attained a popu
larity which has not been equalled by
any other book in a decade.
As a play the success of this work
was phenomenal and as a picturiza
tion uqder the direction of Mr. Wright
the story bids fair to mark an epoch in
the art of the silent drama.
This picture has been made in the
heart of the Ozarks. and in California
i Mr. Wright and hi§ associates were
(engaged for months in this great
i work.
No expense has beep spared, no de
! tail overlooked, the countless millions
who are familiar with Mr. Wright's
| style and descriptive ability, those
j who understand In even a limited way
; the scopeless possibilities of the mo
tion picture camera, can rgadily real
ize that the great word picture of this
author should Jn the world of real pic
tures indeed be a work of art.
The picture story in ten reels with
incidental music written and selected
especially for it will be seen at the
I Palace theatre tonight.
“We And The Weather”
Now every body’s fuming about the
rain, the hail and snowr, and the
i weather is the topic everywhere we go.
But do you all remember last summer
and its heat? To keep cool and com
; fortable was certainly quite a feat.
We were then also fuming about the
power of the sun and then again the
weather was the topic by everyone.
So in the winter we’re not contented;
i summer is the but I guess it is
the elements and not we that are to
A Minnesota farmer has developed a
method for burning only the roots of
j stumps when land is cleared, saving
j the upper part for firewood.
A A/. Mi - i!-.v= V
, I
County Commissioner Barber, Of
Second District, Makes Larg
est Contribution—sso
Contributions to the fund for the
purchase by the volunteer firemen of
East port of a combination engine
truck, not only went beyond the SI,OOO
mark as the result of yesterday’s work
of the several canvassers, but the
day's activities also resulted in secur
ing the largest individual subscrip
tion. and also a contribution from
out of town.
Fifty dollars is the highest single
subscription thus far. ft was given
by St. George Barber, member of the
Board of County Commissioners from
the Second district, the district of
which Eastport is a part, and the out
of town subscription, of $lO came from
the firm of Hoschild. Kohn and Com
pany. one of the largest department
stores of Baltimore. The total con
tributions secured yesterday was
$177.55, which makes the grand total
ta date. $1,065.85. This is more than
one third of the amount which the
firemen fixed as their goal for this
drive—ss,ooo. They already harve in
their treasury $3,000, raised from the
carnival last summer, and from other
benefits. The apparatus will cost
Here is the list of latest contribu
St. George Barber, $5; Hoeschild-
Kohn & Co., Baltimore. $10; John
Levy. $10; W. Harmon, $5; IX W. Carl
son, $5; J. L. Griscom, $5; Wm. H.
Meade, $5; A. Jochim, $5; W. O.
Young, $5; J. Parkinson, $3; Joseph
Ballard, $2; R. Booth, $2; O. Hirst
field, $2; Cash (three) $1.35; Mrs. F.
W. Seebohm, $1; Mrs. C. H. Matzen,
$1; Ben F. Carlson, $1; F. Dam
tneyer, $1; James Brown. $1; C.
Beardmore, $1; Louis Lott, $1; W. H.
Blake. .50. Total, $117.85. Previous
ly reported, $048.00. Total to date.
♦ ■ ■ ——
Stockholders of the Washington.
Baltimore and Annapolis Railway
Company are looking forward to the
annual report of the company to die
submitted at the annual meeting to
be held in the latter part of next
month. The report will cover the Op
erations of the company for the year
ended December 31. 1919, and *lB being
prepared by the officials and account
ing officers. There is no intimation
of what the earnings will show,
though the impression is that the gross
of the company has been kept up to
a substantial basis during th§ year.
It may also follow that the cost ot
operation has been increased. An ad
ditional burden in this connection has
recently been thrust on the manage
ment by the compromise with its
trainmen and increasing their pay.
This, however, will not show in the
report soon to be issued, as it did not
become effective until after this year
had begun. The stock of this corn
pan/ sold yesterday at 15*£ and 15,
the lower price being the final one.
The shares were steadily bid for at
15, but the offerings were not liberal.
It is the seeming scarcity bf.the float
ing supply of the stock on its recent
decline which is encouraging the
holders and the public of a good forth
coming statement and of the main
tenance of dividends at the 1% per
cent, quarterly rate which was paid
for the last quarter.
Some time ago a bitter complaint
from Australia of savage cruelty to
fur-bearing creatures was published.
About three million opposum skins
are yearly exported from that land,
and an eye witness stated that it was
a common sight in Australia to see
tfye poor mother opossum lying dead
or, dying in the steel trap, while hqr
starving little ones crowded round
her. seeking the nourishment she
could no longer give. This spectacle
seemed to call for vengeance on the
cold-hearted land which permitted
such things, but does it not call more
loudly for retribution on those who
make themselves responsible by buy
ing and wearing the skins of those
hapless dumb mothers?
“When Henry Bergh started his
crusade against the cruelty of trap
ping he was interrupted in his work,
through lack of funds. Monsieur Bon
nard. a Canadian Frenchman who
had made a fortune in the fur trade
by trapping, left it to further Bergh's
work, for he had seen such cruelties
practiced on animals In his business,
“memory had become a horror,” and
so the fortune wrought from the
blood and terror of the animal heart,
went to its balm and succor.”
Discourage the use of furs. Fur
anjmals caught in traps (which are
not visited often, or are neglected)
sometimes suffer terrible agonies for
days before they die.
And the cause of all this suffering
is—vanity—the desire to ornament
the human body* with the beads, tails?
claws and skins of our furry little
brothers of the wood.
The collars of wraps and wrap-coats
are all either very large or very small.
The large collars either takfe a cape'
outline or are roll-over. The small
collars are straight or Medicis in
Fifteen million school children
I throughout the country are expected
;to take part in the essay contest being
konducted by "The Come-Back."
Prises are being offered for the best
compositions on the subject, "What
are the advantages of an enlistment in
the United'States Army."
Representative Julius Kahn, chair
man of the House Committee on Naval
Affairs, recently write the contest edi
i tor of “The Come-Back”:
“1 am sure the interest thU will he
aroused by this contest among the
school children wli be of great value
to our military establishment.
‘‘While we are a peace-loving nation,
we realize that no nation is the sole
arbiter of its own destinies. We may
be drawn into war despite our desire
to avoid it. For that reason a study of
military preparedness by the sch<ols
of our country through su'-h a contest
ought to be encouraged in every wav
Senator H. L. Myers endorsed the
contest as follows:
"I recommend your plan to the
school children of the country The
three national winners will have con
ferred upon them a great honor and
all who compete will be entiled ,to
honor and respect even though : '*°-
winners. .1 wish the plan success.'
London, Jan. *9.—-Discharged army
officers are still having difficulty in'
many cases in finding employment. At j
Croydon the other day a brigadier j
general was among the applicants for
the post of secretary to the Croyden
Pensions Committee. The position
pays only £350. The place was given
to a lieutenant colonel who had serv
ed in the army 3Q years.
' - .■ _
“The Mother
“The, Shepherd Who Paid'
of the Hills” Regina Wether Gleun
„ \ > Also AL JENNINGS
| Ad<lrd Attraction 1
kinogram news Bandit s Gold
Added Attraction
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Free Air Service Auto Armsorirt
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Palmer Engine
Phone 501-M Annapolis Md.
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Painters, Decorators
and Paper - Hangers
Belief Decorations for Parlors*
Halls and Bathrooms
Church Decoration a Specialty
Fresco Fainting
No. 13i4 DEAN STREET |
Estimate* Cheerfully Furnished
Telephone 344-W
U. Se L. Battery
| Service Station ,
Recharging and Repairing of AH
Makes of Batteries. All Repair
Work Guaranteed Fight
Months '
, W. H. WILDE, Prop.
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American ll* a<imum. r ,. , i
Germany. Jan. 2s
where German
taught to shoo
mans were dr. '' T *
bayonet is soon *
the Americans
poses as par! u
can forces in G
ing tq soldiers
such a coin s
Fort Alexander
Coblenz on t li■' l.
text books have
A new educ.t::
worked out at a ,\
braces opening .
st ruction for ev<:>
tlon of the Amor
many. Thus :to
Corps is to '. ■
bile mechanic - in
Coblenz, the Sbv
school for the , >
w.-relcss. too Qu...
will have a sciv
bakers, and the .
s school o r th'“r n
I Cobb n ii,
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schools a' fir -1 j
.school in Coblen
j The educational 1
•this v ' e ape
(Young, L.cicenanM
derness and .Major <'
The government ,a . s ]
steps to eneoin m<
ing of chincbiUrts.
wild animal in ilmt
The immortal dramatic
poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Contracting Carpenters
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