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which stands for the spirit of his r« deaert to the son ot western ka. There are two legends con with the waters of Uaisay Mpa, ene subscribed to by natives aad Other by Irreverent aliens. Both MMIm The alphabet of the monuments waa aaaunonly the model for the writers of fkRnal literature, professional penmen who looked forward to the library: preservation of the works upon which they were engaged. Business men used the cursive script, which was far more readily and correspondingly more rap Idly written. The monumental and asanuscrlpt hand has served as the parent of the printed letter the cur* alve hand Is the ancestor of penman ship. Fuel Problem in China. lfrs. Calvin Wright, a missionary at Tangehowfu, tells of famine conditions la China. She writes, according to the Christian World: "Between us and the sea Is a field of the tall grain we call gaollang, which has been almost completely stripped of its leaves by the poor of the city, trying to find fael for their kitchen fires. When we cot our millet the poor came out In families and the hired reapers seemed to take them all for Ruths, for each woman and child had 'handfuls of pur pose' and went away with baskets and armfuls of graifi. It seemed a pity to stop them, but the memory of 100 •ouths to feed led us to send them word to wait until the reapers were done. So the gleaners sat In groups among the graves or by the roadside and waited. When the last stalk was eat and carried off they pounced upon the land and raked it bare. We had our lawn cleared of wild grass for nothing, as the gleaners were only too glad to pull up the roots for fuel." Coconuts Make Good Mock Pearls. The coconuts of the Malay penln sala sometimes produce pearls that are highly prized by the natives, says the Family Herald. The stones are not unlike the pearls of the mollusks, aad ure similar in composition to the oyster pearls, having calcium carbon ate and a little organic matter. The mollusk pearl comes into exist ence by the efforts of the oyster to dis pose of Irritating particles that have entered the shell but the coconut could have no cause for producing these concretions, which, while they have great similarity to pearl are not pearls. These concretions form just beneath the stem, and a pure white pearl brings a high price, as It is sup posed by the natives to possess some kind of a cliarm. Cases have been known where the coconut pearl has been sold as a mollusk product, but such Instances are rare. Accommodating Fish. "Walter!" "YaSi sah." "That fish isn't fresh." "Oh, yas, sah. Dat fish am fresh, sah." "Well, It's been a long time out of the water." "Oh, no, sah. I seed dat fish a crawlln' out ob da water only an hoar ago, sah." LEGENDS ABOUT RIVER FARM JUST TO HIS LIKING ArlMna Stream, but •Mly One Is Rosily Popular In the State. agree that the waters of thla Mart stream have powers aurpasslng •to Mrmal. According to the native of Arizona, •fewoevor shall taste the watera of •MMyampa Is thenceforward bound •o Ike Arlsona desert by ties stronger fltoa bonds of steel. Drink once of the current, and you must inevitably to drink again. Wherever yon wander, In some quiet hour you hear the Hassayampa calling, and Vfcother yon are In Cape Town or tong or Port Said, you will forth take ship on the trail of another That Is why the Arlzonlana in Isralgn statea and lands frequently taad themselves Into clubs called Has Mrampa. look at the Hassayampa Itself will convince the unprejudiced stranger Sat some magic power must reside to the waters. Otherwise nobody would Newspaper Man Is Spending the Sum mer in What He Considers Ideal Spot for the Purpose. Certain of our readers have so far developed the detective Instinct us to have been able to dcduce from this column tliut are spending summer on farm. They nearly right. 1 want a second drink. ffce other legend of the Hassayampa Is asore often retailed by aliens, though occasionally a native will admit Its prevalence and the existence of a cer amount of corroborative evidence, legend affirms that whosoever takes a drink of Hassayampa water is thenceforward utterly and constltu Hoaally Incapable of telling the truth," •a any important matter. So firmly established did this belief become that at one period of Arizona history, In aisad of applying the short and ugly tarm to a man, they called him a "Has-: •ayampa," which is a term certainly loag and in the opinion of some per seas beautiful.—Chicago News. BEFORE DAYS OF PRINTING Then Employed Two Forms of WHtlng, the Manuscript and Cursive Hand. the differences between script and pstet are to be referred to a date long More the invention of printing. Wo arast not suppose that the ancient1 aarlbes, In writing papers of bnt tem-: porary value, would labor to follow the same alphabet that the carver em upon the monuments of stone daetlaed for all time. As far back as records have been preserved there was la existence a cursive style of writing. Instances have been preserved abun daatly in Pompeii of random remarks by the ordinary citizen scribbling Idle saatlments upon the walls. W'O tho a are We are living on a country ^2 place which wo consider the Ideal farm for the city man. It Is off the •In fact, even the side road at our gate. It is miles main road termlnutes from a railroad. delivery does not reach us. It is a very big farm, and there is a lake and a for est and a swamp on it. But that is not what makes It ideal for a city man— and especially for us. Even the rural free There are no horses, cows, chickens, ducks, geese or other live stock on this farm. There are no crops to bother with. The prowling skunk and the mid night fox pass us by, for we have no poultry to interest such marauders. \V weed the strawberry patch, we hoe the potatoes, we Inspect the peas and beans, and our day's fafm labor is done we retire to a well-earned repose and are sung to sleep by the frogs and the owls and the whippoorwills. It would be a dandy place for a gang of counterfeiters—or moonshiners. Do we hear any offers?—Exchange. Ancient and Modern Roads. Modern road engineers seem to have great difficulty In determining how a really good and substantial road should be built. This is hard for the layman to understand, when we con elder the roads built by the Romans a thousand years ago, which, except for I neglect of the surface, arc still giving good service. Then there are the not able roads of the Continent, that have survived hundreds of years' traffic. It would seem that a study of such roads would furnish much needed In formation but possibly the trouble lies in a futile attempt to set some thing for nothing, by spreading the cost of one mile of good road over ten miles of makeshift.—Scientific Amer ican. Nine Kinds of Bread in Sweden. Only nine types of war bread are permitted In Sweden, according to in formation furnished by commerce re ports. A decree has been issued restricting the bread.? to be made to the following types: Dry, hard bread and so called "coffee rake," and their weight prices are prescribed by law. In making bread oiijy wheat, rye, barley, or oat flour may bo used and Hour substitutes are prohibited. For ordi nary bread no butter, lard, or other fat, milk, or cream may be used. Soft bread may not be sold until It Is at least 12 hours old. What Was Coming. On the night of tho first big min strel show in Richmond a private en tered one of the boxes with a magnifi cently bejeweled and befurred young woman on either arm. Lord Chester field had nothing on him for chival rous bearing and grandiloquent con cern for the comfort of the ladies. They were conspicuously long In get ting settled. Not being able to stand It any longer, or, perhaps, prompted by jealousy, a soldier in the balcony yelled down: •'That's all right, old top you'll be washing dishes tomorrow."—Judge. Flanders Mud. The following is a Munchausen tale, showing the quality of the mud in Flanders at the present day: A soldier walking along a road no ticed a hat, which he attempted to kick out of the mud. What was his surprise to find a head under it and to hear a voice calling for help. When the man was extricated he said: "I was on horseback." So to gether they proceeded to dig out the horse. The horse's mouth was found to be full of hay taken from a wagon which had sunk still farther down. Save the Twine. With binder twine high In price, having It in quantities will be great economy. Small bundles use up con slderabje more twine than large ones. It takes only a moment to adjust the size of the bundles and in no two grains should the bundles be the same I size this year. Every operator should regulate the size of the bundles to I Just about what grain will cure out nicely and still be small enough to I handle.—Farm Life. In a Receptive Mood. "Uncle Jake, how's your rheuma tism?" "It sho' is bad, sah." "Do you think a quarter would cure you?" "It might not cure me, sah, but 'twould be mighty stimmerlatin' to de sperrits, bein' as how dey's low dis mawnin'."—Birmingham Age-Herald. Etiquette Explained. "My dear, don't eat pens witji your Icnlfe at the table." "Of course, I wouldn't. Don't you suppose I've got sense enough to know they'd roll olT?" For Both of Them. "Willie Jones, does your mother know you are learning to smoke?" "No I want it to be a surprise."— bond on Opinion. ALL PREPARED FOR MEASLES Indianapolis Newspaper Treats Ad vent of Plsease aa Something of Which to Make a Jest Have you had the measles yetf Well, Just be patient. It is only a natter of time. A physician was asked how he ac counted for the great number of cases of measles this year, and he smiled and said that the old germs were all frozen during the very cold weather and that they were trying out the new supply. Professional men have such charming manners, which invariably accompany those evasive answers. One never knows whether they are afraid of disclosing state secrets or whether the sweet smile and graceful bow are serving In an armorial ca pacity. So, If you awaken some morning and your forehead 1b a mass of little patches of carmine and your throat feels dry and your head feels hot, don't lie alarmed. It simply means that you have been chosen to become a member of tho Ancient Accepted Or der of Measleltes, and that the Initia tion has begun. A five days' vacation Is about to be thrust on you, which you will enjoy, more or less, probably less, particularly If you have the "Hun" variety, which Is as treacher ous as the name Implies. Of course, If you are pressed for time, there Is a 24-hour kind which Is very good. It has all the appearances of the genuine article without any of the disagreeable features. The doc tors call it "Duke's disease," but It be longs to the measle family, and you will be perfectly safe (and considera bly more comfortable) In selecting that kind.—Indianapolis News. PROOF THAT WORLD MOVES Simple Little Experiment Will Con vlnce the Skeptical of Fact Pretty Generally Conceded. Take a good-sized bowl, fill it nearly full of water and place It upon the floor of a room which is not exposed to shaking or jarring' from the street. Sprinkle over the surface of the water, a coating of lycopodium powder. Then upon the surface of this coating of powder make, with powdered charcoal, a straight black line, say, an Inch or two In length. Having made this little mark with the charcoal powder on the suriace of the contents of the bowl, lay upon the floor close to the b"w. a stick or some other straight object, so that it will be exactly parallel with the mark. If the line happens to be parallel with a crack in the floor t»r with any star tionary object in the room, this will serve as well. Leave the howl undisturbed for a lew hours and then observe the po sition of tho black mark with reference to the object with which It was parallel. It will be found to have moved hi the direction opposite to the move ment of the earth on its axis. The earth In simply revolving has carried the water and everything else In the bowl around with it, but the powder on the surface has been left behind a little. The line will always be found to have moved from east to west, which Is perfectly good proof that everything else has moved the other way. In and Out. There is some talk among a number 1 of the women folk of Woodruff place of organizing a club to be known as "The Ins and Outs." Not that they wish to be marked as gad-abouts or anything of the sort. The proposed club title refers solely to a recent "pamphlet issued by the authorities of "the town within a city," which con tains the directory of the 1.800 inhab itants. The booklet Is neatly arranged, is embellished with pictures of the town's beauty spots and contains plen ty of advertisements as all good direc tories should. But somehow in the course from census taker to printer the names of about twenty-five of the good wives of the town were omitted. The little club idea has been proposed with one requirement for membership, which is ihut the member shall be "In" the town and "out" of the directory.—• Indianapolis News. Grocer Had Nothing to Say. The grocer thought one day that he would like a steak for his dinner as a change from the bacon, so he sent his little girl across to the butcher for one pound of steak. On receiving the steak, he thought he might satisfy his curiosity by weigh ing it, and In so doing ho found it to be four ounces light of weight. He brought It across to the butcher and said: "What is the meaning of only giving me twelve ounces of meat Instead of one pound?" The butcher calmly replied: "I lost my one-pound weight, so I had to use your one-pound packet of tea." Use of Torpedoes in Warfare. Between 1S78 and 1S9S, when the Spanish-Amerw'an war broke out, there were only twelve instances in which the torpedo had been used in actual warfare. The Russo-Japanese war in 1904 afforded many opportunities for the use of this deadly weapon of de struction, and Whitehead's invention caused great havoc. The combination of the submarine boat and the torpedo had its first real trial in the present war. An Education. "Did you manage to give your boy much schooling?" "Finest possible," rejoined Fanner Oorntossel. ".Tosh, joined the army and Is being educated abroad." MtUHkbl-IMk"',J| J1(. N VICTIMS OF HUN BRUTALITY How Allied 8oldlsrs Suffered When They First Experienced the HON rors of Kaiser's Poison Gas. Suddenly a great cry rang out: "Tho gas!" It was true. Over there from the enemy's lines, came great greenish balls, rolling close to the earth, rolling deliberately yet swiftly, rolling straight toward us, Emmanuel Bour der writes in Scribner's. Gas! That horrible thing, still almost unknown, which had been used for the first time only recently on the Tser. It was coming with deadly surety amidst a tornado of artillery. Orders were Shouted back and forth: "The gas I Put on the masks I" Each man spread over his face the protecting cloth. The shelters were closed. The telephone, whose wires ran the length of the communication trenches, gave the warning: "Look out! The gas!" We did not yet know what manner of horror It was. None of us had ex perienced an attack of the sort. We ran to and fro like ants whose hill has been molested. Some fired tlielr guns at random, others awaited or ders. The frightful, vivid thing came on, expanded to a cloud, crept upon us, glided Into the trenches. The air was quickly obscure. We were swim ming In an atmosphere stained a venomous color, uncanny, indescrib able. The sky appeared greenish, the earth disappeared. The men staggered about and rolled on the ground, stifled. There were some knots of soldiers who had been asleep in their beds when overtaken by the gas. They writhed In convulsions, with vitals burning, with froth on the lips, call ing for their mothers or cursing the Germans. We gathered thein up as best we could we took them to the doctors, who, thus confronted by an unknown condition, found themselves powerless. They tried the applica tion of oxygen and ether In an effort to save the lives of the victims, only to see them die, already decomposed, in their hands. The masks had not yet been perfect ed and were a poor protection. Some ran about like madmen, shrieking in terror, the throat choked with saliva, and fell in heaps. In contortions of agony. Some filled the mouth with handfuls of grass and struggled against asphyxiation. Saved Ship From Destruction. Capturing a runaway bomb on the deck of a ship during a terrific gale, a United States navy man heroically held on to several hundred pounds of high explosive until it was got to safe ty. This man of Iron nerve Is John Mackenzie of the naval reserve, who Is serving as a chief boatswain's mate 1111 THIS STYLE VICTROLA $90.00 to 1 on the U. S. S. Remlits, a converted yacht now on patrol service in Kuro pean waters. For this extraordinary heroism Mackenzie has been awarded a medal of honor and given a gratuity of $100. In the midst of a storm a depth charge, such as have proved so disastrous to German submarines, broke loose and went rolling about the decks. Realizing the danger, Macken zie shouted out, "I'll get her!" and flung himself upon the charging c.vlin der. Three times he was thrown from the bomb. The fourth time he got It and, heaving the charge upright, sat on It and held it down. Here he re mained until lines were placed around the bomb. Had the charge exploded It would have blown the ship to pieces. Mackenzie is a native of Massachu setts and his mother, Mrs. Mackenzie, resides at South Hadley Falls, Mass. After serving four years In the regu lar navy h' returned to service in the fleet naval reserve. Burglary Apiong Nonessentials. Among the nonessential industries which are almost in a state of collapse Is the ancient and sinister one of bur glary. According to data furnished by a burglary insurance company there has been a decided and favorable change in the attitude of chronic)' recalcitrants since the executive proc lamation of a few weeks ago, direct ing all nbiebodied men between eight een and fifty years old 10 turn their hands to industrial pursuits. The draft, high wages and federal and state surveillance' promises to reduce crime almost to the vanishing point. Many sociologists and criminologists of tho modern school will point to this as proof of their theories that poverty is the principal cause of crime. Tt will no doubt be a potential argument in favor of a revision of criminal laws after the war. Had Her Hands Full. An amateur mission worker fluttered into one of the West side offices of the Associated Charities. "Oh," she exclaimed, "I have the saddest case for you. Really, it is quite pathetic. A woman, who has been deserted by her husband, has five little children to support. She is too frail to work, and I'm sure there Isn't enough in the house for their next meal." "But what is to prevent you from taking charge of this case yourself?" •\sked the official. "Qli," said the visitor, drawing her self up haughtily, "I couldn't think of it, you know. Why, I'm doing the Lord's work!"—Chicago American. r— He Is Really Peaceful. "They call me a hard guy," whanged the would-be tough individual. "They do, do they?" hissed the sher iff of Lone Wolf county, shaking him by the coat collar. "Y-yes, they just call me a hard guy back home," was the reply, "but really I got a soft disposition." Leland Drug Store F. P. Taylor, Mgr. Minot, No. Dak. Before Victor Records were available, only the great musicians and most diligent students could find the time for years of close study necessary to become familiar with the compositions of all great masters. Today the Victor and Victor Victrola bring all this beautiful music into your home for you to enjoy, to study and to understand. vi Victrola Records, Black Seal, 10 inch double disc 85c Victor Records, Black Seal, 12 inch double disc $1.35 Blue Seal, double disc, 10 inch $1.00 Blue Seal, double disc, 12 inch $1.50 Purple Seal, single disc, 10 inch 75c Purple Seal, single disc $1.25 Read Seals $1.00 to $7.00 Let us play them for you. We have a very complete list of Victor Records. $265.00 We have these to show you all on tiie floor. Let us demonstrate a real Phono |graph the Victor VICTROLA. THIS STYLE VICTOR VICTROLA $22.50 and $32.50 Get real music from an inexpensive machine. BUY A VICTOR VIC TROLA. New Style Fibre Needle Cutters $1.50 Fiber Needles, 50 in pkg 25c Fiber Needles, 100 in pkg. 40c 100 Steel Needles 15c TODAY'S PRICE FOR "BUTTER FAT 61 "DELIVERED r.ilMOT Northern Produce Co. Till RSDAY, OCT. 10 LICENCE NO. G10109 THE FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND CO. 13 First Street Southwest, Minot, N. D. FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND COMPANY'S AD NO. 1 We have a lot of inquiries from pood farmers who desire to rent farms. We would like to have a few listed with us for rent. We can get you a good tenant. See the Frank W. Youngman Land Company. FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND COMPANY'S AD NO. 2— We have a few customers who have all the way from $500 to $1000 to pay down on a farm, the balance on crop payments. If you can afford to sell your farm that way we will be glad to have you list them and we will make a strong effort to sell them for you. See the Frank W. Youngman Land Company. FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND COMPANY'S AD NO. 3— We have a few good bargains in Minot homes that can be ex changed for farms. If you are contemplating coming to Minot we can please you nicely in an exchange. See the Frank W. Youngman Land Company. FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND COMPANY'S AD NO. 4— We have some nice acreages in Minot suitable for gardening, poultry farms and dairying. We can make you the easiest possible terms on this land. We can place you on what amount you want from one acre up to fifteen. Close to schools and very rich soil and suitable for any of the above purposes. Terms to suit. See The Frank W. Youngman Land Company. THE FRANK W. YOUNGMAN LAND CO. 13 First Street Southwest, Minot, N. D.