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AMUNDSEN’S CAREFUL PREPARA TION FOR DEED THAT MAKES HIB NAME IMMORTAL. KNEW AND SCORNED DANGER Mighty Ice Barrier That Had Foiled Britain’s Explorer, Shackleton, Had No Terrors for Norwegian Hero In Letter, He Wrote of Difficu'tics to Be Overcome. EARLIER ATTEMPTS TO REACH SOUTH POLE Year. Explorer. Deg. Min. 1774—Capt. Cook 71 15 1823—Capt. Weddell ... 74 15 1842—Capt. Ross 77 49 1895—Borchgrevink ... 74 10 1898—De Gerlache 71 36 1900—Borchgrevink ... 78 50 1902—Capt. Scott 82 17 1909—Lieut. Shackleton.*Bß 23 *lll miles from the pole. The last word which was heard ! from Amundsen before his dash to the [ pole was received In New York on July 8, 1911. Alter describing the splendid qualities of the Fram during its IG.OOO mile voyage, and the care taken of the 100 Eskimo dogs, which had become 115 at the time of landing, be said: "We sighted the mighty barrier at 2:30 p. m. January 11. One would be [ less than human if one could benold such a sight unmoved. As far as the j eye can see, from western to eastern j horizon, this wall of ice rises perpen dicularly to a height of 100 feet. And yet It is only a very small part of it. 1 that one sees. What must the man have thought who first came upon this , wall, and for whom all further advance ' seemed an impossibility? It was one ! of the world's boldest and cleverest i tailors (not to say the cleverest of them all), Jnmes Clark Ross, who | after making his way through the ice i pack with his two sailing vessels, the Erebus and the Terror, came, in Feb I ruary, 1842, upon this remarkable ice j wall. Even at that time he observed I the great bay, but, of course, did not I venture into it with sailing vessels. For years after the Harrier was re garded as a bar to all further advance southward. Barrier Is a Level Plain. "It fell to the lot of n Norwegian, Carsten Borchgrevink, in the Southern Cross in 1900, to prove that this was not the case. He succeeded in enter ing a small bay (which has since dis appeared and been merged with the adjoining great bay), and thence get ting on to the Barrier. Here he made a short expedition and found that the Barrier extended southwards in the form cf a wide, level plain, renching as far as the eye could see. This de molished the theory of its unassailable character, and dpened the way to wards the south. Subsequently an Englishman, Captain Scott, succeeded in lauding in MacMurdo strait, and thence made an expedition south wards. Sir Ernest Shackleton's bril liant expedition in 1908, in which he reached a latitude of 8S degrees 23 minutes, will be known to everybody. “The great bay, running southweit into the Barrier, which I have chosen as the base of an expedition towards •he South pole, has been observed not only by Ross and Borchgrevink, but also by Scott and Shackleton. and thus appears to be a constant formation, something that can be counted upon. Shackleton al3o thought he saw a ridge of hills at the head of this’bay, which would indicate land. After reading these various accounts and thinking the matter over, I came to the conclusion that this bay, which has been proved to have had the same situation for a period of GO year 3, could not be a chance formation in the Barrier caused by the breaking off of Icebergs, but must have been produced by underlying land or rising ground. If not, the Barrier would have contin ued its course unchecked and no bay would have been formed. Cruises Along Ice Barrier. “The day after we sighted the Bar rier we reached this bay, still in the tame situation —about longitude IGI legrees west. It was so full, however, of recently broken up bay ice that there was no question of getting in. We therefore took a little run east wards along the edge of the Barrier to await events. The next morning (January 13) we returned, and then found that so much of the ice had floated out that there was an oppor tunity for us to get in. My belief as to the origin of the bay was strength cned as we got farther south; the for mations stood out more clearly and sharply, and at the southern end w ■ could distinctly make out hills and valleys. It was certain that underly ing land or shoals here arrested the course of the mighty glacier, and forced it out to either side. There would be no perilous wintering on a floating barrier. The ground was safe enough. Land on Barrier. "On the following day (January 14) we found a landing place well suited for our enterprise. The long IC,OOO miles’ voyage was safely accom plished, and we were only one day out in cur calculation. We had arrived a day too early. "After having safely moored the vessel to the ice we set off to find n 1 suitable place for wintering. This did not take long. About two and onc lialf kilometers from the ship, at the foot of a ridge, well protected from Not An Angel. During one of the earlier d,SCUB ‘ siens of the United States tariff in the Canadian parliament an opposition member characterized the attitude of the government on the question as a sight that would make angels weep and jackasses laugh.” . Hon. Frank Oliver, who wan then minister of the interior, replied, with his usual deliberate calmness: "I have observed that the honorable gentleman has been one of those who laughed.’’ the southeast winds, wo found an ideal place; and on Monday (January 1G) we began to unload our cargo. Two men at once set about the erec tion of the house, while the rest <-f the land party continued to bring up the building materials and provisions. With our 115 dogs we had draft power enough, but it was often slow work getting the heavily laden sledges up to the site, which lies at a height of 150 feet. But our dogs know how ;o draw. It is a pleasure to work with them. They are all picked animals front Greenland. His Solidly Built Camp. "It is throe weeks since we began the building of our station, and now everything is ready. The desolate, icy landscape lias undergone a groat change. The silence is broken. Where formerly only a solitary pon i gUln or the track of a seal crossed . the height there now lies a whole lit tle village. Our solidly built little house stands safe and secure, sunk I tour feet down In snow as hard as ! rock and supported by backstays on nil sides. We have given it the name ol Frambeim. Its longitude is about IG4 deg. west, its latitude 78 deg. 40 minutes south, so that it is probably the most southerly human habitation. Round it are set up fifteen tents large [enough to accommodate sixteen men each, for the use of the dogs and as storehouses for our provisions, coal, wood, clothing, etc. “The principal food depot is about a kilometer from the station and con tains provisions sufficient for two years. Since we came here we have lived almost entirely on seal meat and would not exchange seal steak (or any dish in the world. There are great numbers of seals here, and we shall soon have preserved enough both for ourselves and all our dogs for the winter. •We Shal,| Do What We Can.” "In a few days the Fram will be ready to leave us. She goes north with greetings and messages, and we shall begin our journey towards the south. It is my intention to lay down a main depot in 80 degrees latitude, and a smaller one as far south as pos sible; and I hope that, with the ex cellent means at our disposal, we shall get to 83 degrees with the smaller de pot as early as the autumn, before the dark season sets in. I can say nothing more with regard to our (tt ture prospects. We shall do what we can." SKETCH OF CAPT. AMUNDSEN Arctic Exploration Has Been the Dream of His Life Since Early Manhood. Roald Amundsen, now about 40 years old, has proved himself one of the most competent explorers. Be sides reaching the south pole he is the first and only man to accomplish the long attempted feat of taking a ship from the Atlantic to the Pac.lic by the northwest passage. He has made at a point within a short dis tance of the magnetic pole the only set of complete polar magnetic obser vations ever tajepn. Amundsen was born at Sarpsburg, Norway, and in his childhood moved with his parents to Christiania. His parents destined him for medicine. For one year lie was a medical stu dent, but at his mother’s death, when he was 19 years old, he gave up the intended career and went to sea. For a number of years he cruised in the north as a whaler and sealer on Nor wegian vessels. Amundsen had his taste of exploration when in 1897 he went as first officer with the Belgica on Ger lach’s Belgian polar expedition. From what he learned of the work and ad venture of exploring on this trip and from the second Norwegian polar ex pedition of 1898, he became filled with arctic ambitions of his own. He formed the project not of attaining the | geographic pole sought by so many, but of trying the long-neglected north west passage and approaching and studying while on his way the little known magnetic pole. It took Amundsen several years to prepare himself for his trip. For two years he studied, first in Hamburg under Neumayer, authority on magnet ism; in Berlin ' under Schmidt, and tinally at Wilhelmshafen under Mor gen in the meteorological station. His mental preparation over, he spent two years more in raising funds and outfit ting his expedition. The Amundsen magnetic expedition was perhaps the most modestly ap pointed that ever went for purposes of discovery into the arduous field of the arctic, its cost war, $30,000, a large part of this Amundsen’s own monev. Frithjof Nansen, the Norwegian polar explorer, a close friend and faithful helper of Amundsen, helped raise an other large part. Amundsen was fin ally able to put off from Christiania in the little 47-ton sloop of Gjoa on June 17, 1903. Voyage of Gjoa. The Gjoa sailed around the north end of America, reaching the mouth of the Mackenzie river about Septem ber 3, 1905. It went byway of Baf fin’s bay, Lancaster sound, Barrow strait, Peel sound, James Ross strait and Rae strait. Twice it wintered in he ice For a period of many months during this voyage Amundsen main tained an observatory on King Wil .ianis land, at latitude 68 degrees 30 minutes, longitude 90 degrees west, within 90 miles, as he calculated, of the magnetic pole. The northwest trip, fulfilling th3 dream of the early navigator, brought Amundsen great renown. He then planned an expedition to drift around to the North Polar sea, but changed his mind after starting and went to find the Antarctic pole. The Glee Club. Customer —What became of the girls’ bachelor club that used to meet in this restaurant? Waiter—lt turned itself into a glee club and disbanded. Customer—Disbanded? Glee Club? Waiter — Yes; all the members found husbands. In Wall Street. Newsboy—Wuxtra! Big hold-up in Wall street! Street Song-Seller (near by)—"Ev erybody's Doin' It, Doin’ It!” Perils of the Submarine ZJUirar TTrrr or zrj3. |HE recent sinking of the British submarine A3 and the drown ing of every one on board again calls attention to the hazards faced in craft of this T sort. Compared with the total num ber of under water boats built and in service today, the loss of life inci dent to the development of these ves sels is perhaps not so great, but the circumstances surrounding death In a submarine are such as to make a deep impression. Much has been done to make the submarine safer than it was 15 years ago, but the ingenuity of man may never succeed in making these boat* as reasonably secure from sudden de struction as other vessels. The near est approach to a submarine in strength of hull Is the battleship, and the very size of the battleship makes It possible to minimize the conse quences of damage by subdivision of the ship’s Interior, especially the space lynig between the outer and the Inner skins. In a submarine, how ever, an outer and an Inner bottom, with Intervening air 6pace, would Im pose conditions which would seriously cripple the efficiency of the craft. In effect there are double hulls In boats of this description, but the steel skins form the bounding walls of ballast tanks Into which water Is admitted to Increase the dead weight of the ves sels and to cause then) to lose just so much buoyancy. To be sure when run ning In surface trim the ballast tanks are a factor of safety, and If damaged In that condition the submarine Is as well off as any ordinary craft of sim ilar seaworthiness. Unfortunately all the accidents that have happened to submarines have occurred when these boats were either running submerged or were being trimmed, that Is, taking water ballast aboard for under water work or when they were deficient In reserve buoyancy. Like a Corked Bottle. Take a bottle and put some shot Into It, Just enough to make It float up right, and then cork It. It will never sink unless It Is punctured so that en tering water can expel the buoyant air. If you made a small hole In the under side of the bottle, the flask would sink deeper, but it would not go to the bottom. It would be more Elugglsh In response to surface dis turbances, In fact seem less disposed than ever to capsize. Suppose now on the other hand that you loosen the cork so that air may escape then the flask will fill quick ly and It will be only a short while be fore the bottle disappears. In a gen eral way this is parallel to the func tion of filling the ballast tanks of a submarine, water taking the part there of shot In the bottle, and the puncture being a duplicate of the valves which a submarine opens to allow water to pass similarly upward Into the ballast tankß. But not enough water from the Bea would enter the tanks If air w£re not permitted to es cape from them, and so vents are open ed In the tops of the tanks, and the expelled air generally mingles with that In the free space Inside of the vessel. Of course this produces a slight atmospheric pressure, but It Is not objectionable. So far the submarine Is like the corked bottle, all of her hatches be ing sealed. Now in order to bring the under water boat down deeper in the water, so as to make her responsive diving rudders when she is in mation, more water Is admitted to a special tank, and the cork of this tank is drawn, the air escaping, but the hatches still remain tight. As a result the little craft has still a buoy ant margin which holds her at the sur face; two or three hundred pounds add ed weight would make her sink, and it is the commanding officer’s particular care to see that leakage does not de stroy this reserve. How They Dive. The diving rudders compel the craft to go under water against an Impulse of only a few hundred pounds of buoy ancy, and this buoyancy. Is always ex erting a lifting force to bring the ves sel to the surface when the engine stops. To increase the measure of this sa.'ety factor would mean that the diving rudders would have to be set at a greater angle to drive the boat downward and to keep her under the surface, and more of the power of the engines would he absorbed in this work, reducing the speed forward. One gallon of sea water weighs about eight and one-half pounds, and i the admission of 25 gallons would sub ' sequently destroy the working reserve ■of buoyancy of most sumbarines. It , would not take much of a hole to let In that quantity of water in a few moments. If overrun and pierced by a surface craft the submarine would be sent to the bottom like the loaded, perforated uncorked bottle. This is Just what happened the other day to the A3. This brief outline of the gen eral principle upon which an under water boat Is made ready to submerge and 1b controlled below the surface makes It easy to understand some of the accidents that have happened to submarines. The American navy has been fortu nate so far In Its experience with submarine boats, although there has been more than one narrow escape from disaster. The most thrilling of these was the case of the Porpoise, which went to the bottom In 120 feet of water off Newport in August. 1904. Structurally she was not designed for a sumbergence of this character, and her ballast tanks, some of her pip ing and other parts of the boat leak ed. For nearly three-quarters of an hour her crew struggled with the hand pump, and finally obtained a buoyancy of something like 100 pounds, which lifted the bow. At once the electric motor was started, and the boat driven to the surface. That accident made naval officers cau tions, and for several years afterward American submarines were somewhat coddled. Today American under wa ter craft are vastly Improved and they are being exercised with much suc cess. From the very beginning service In submarines has been voluntary. No man is ordered to duty aboard one of them unless he asks for such a de tail, and In this manner alone Is the service recruited. WIFELY DUTIES OF WOMEN Mme. Maeterlinck Bets Out Ten Rules for the Guidance of Her Mar ried Blsters. Apropos of her first visit to America the following philosophical decalogue is of special interest as revealing the attitude taken by Mme. Georgette Lablance Maeterlinck, wife of the Bel gian Shakespeare, toward the wifely duties of women: 1. Remember always that the true wile Is the Inseparable half of the only complete human unit. In which two small and Imperfect Individuali ties have become merged Into a large and perfect one. 2. Each half of the wedded whole retains special functions; yours are to discern, to anticipate, to yield, to cheer, to soothe —and thus to strengthen. 3. Never trust to hirelings the es sentials of your husband'B physical well being; understand and frequent ly practice the art of selecting and preparing his food. 4. Be sure each day that his gar ments are whole, clean and suited to the season. 5. Constitute yourself on Infallible barometer whereby to forecast and render harmless those electrical dis turbances peculiar to the married state. 6. Be to your husband’s dark moods the subtle, unsuspected antidote; to his joyous mood the companion spirit of Joy. 7. Save your caresses until you per ceive that his dinner has been with out a flaw; kisses to a hungry man are like froth to a parched tongue. 8. Your tongue for assent; for argu ment use only your eyes. 9. When your husband has an at tack of gout, depreciate the art of dancing. 10. If you would convince your hus band that you are a better actresß than Bernhardt, a better dancer than Pavlowa. prove to him that you are a better cook than M. Escoffler. The Gentler Sex. They were talking of war, and the young man mentioned that one of his ancestors was killed during the revo lution. “He was a brave man,” he said, "and we are all very proud of his record.” The young woman looked pensive. "I had an uncle who was killed In the Civil war the very first battle he ever went into,” she said. “He was only a private, so he hadn’t made any record.” "That was hard,” said the young man, “to be shot down In his first en gagement." “He wasn’t shot down,” said the young woman. “He fell and broke his neck when he was running down hill. I think war is awful cruel, don’t you?”—Youth's Companion. Knew Something of History. Governor Folk of Missouri tells of an applicant for a position who in course of his examination was ask ed what he knew of the Punic wars. "The name sounds familiar,” said the applicant, “but I can’t Just re member when it was or when it hap pened.” “Do you know anything about Sclplo?" “No, sir.” "Surely you have heard of Han nibal?” "Oh, yes. I know about Hannibal. That is where Mark Twain used to live.” Did as He Wee Told. Jim was a new porter In the hotel and he was putting In his first night at his new and responsible position. It was five In the morning, and so far Jim had done all he was told and was getting on splendidly. “Call seventeen and four,” commanded the night clerk as he looked over his call sheet. Jim obeyed. After he had been gone for a considerable time the clerk went up to see If he had called the rooms deslg natetd. "Well,” sighed the new por ter, whom he lound on the third floor, "I’ve got seventeen of ’em up, but I haven’t started on the other four yet” Yvette’s Ghost By LOUISE HEILGER (Copyright. 1911, by Associated Literary Press.) "Are you a ghost?” asked little Yvette. The ghost smiled. "Now you know as well as I do." he told her. "that there are no ghosts left—tho sensible people haave killed thorn all." "What I can’t make out," pursued Yvette, unheeding, ‘is how you got In here, and why no one else seems to see you—this morning, for instance, when 1 was sitting with my auntie in the morning room. The windows were shut, the door did not open, and yet all at once 1 looked up, und there you were standing smiling. And auntie got up suddenly—she said she felt a change—and left the room without seeing you?” "Now, I ask you, do I look like a ghost?” said the handsome man in the well fitting tweed suit, as he rose from his chair and made a leisurely inspec tion of himself In the glass over the mantelpiece. “Do I clank? All re spectable ghosts clank. Do I appear at midnight and point a spectral finger? Not a bit. My entrances are as you have Justly observed, noise less. The latest visit I have ever paid you was well within the convefH tional calling time. No, Yvette, I am too respectable to be a ghost. ’’ He dropped back into his armchair. Yvette crossed the mom with a pleas ant little rustle of silk skirts, sat her self down on the sofa facing him, and considered him gravely. "It’s six months since you've been coming and going like this,” she said reflectively. "The first time you came I remember you nearly frightened me to death. And when I asked you how how you got in, you told me you were a relative of the people we had taken the house from, and had lived here so long you couldn't keep away. You said, too, you came to look for some thing; but you never told me what it was.” “Perhaps it was enly a memory," said the ghost. "And then you asked me not to. tell any one I had seen you"—she return ed bravely to the attack, though the fading day had stolen the sunshine back. "You said you knew a secret way of coming and going, and that no one but me would ever know you came." "Well, no one does,” retorted the ghost, "though I will admit I've had one or two narrow shaves. This morn ing. for Instance, if your aunt had looked up before I slipped behind her I'd have been caught sure." "Why, of course; how stupid of me!” cried Yvette Joyfully. "That’s how you arranged it, and auntie is short-sighted. Then you aren’t a ghost after all. I'm so glad. Be cause sometimes, you know, I've been frightened about it, and wondered—” "Foolish little Yvette,” said the ghost tenderly. "Haven't I warned you not to take me seriously? No man, be he human flesh and blood and not merely dust and bones, is worth tak ing seriously. Smile, Yvette, and let me see how blue your eyes are when they look into mine. I>ove is short as life, Yvette; we must make what use of it we can." "Have you ever loved?” asked Yvettj, her white fingers pulling rest lessly at the lace of her blouse. “Heaps .of times,” replied the ghost promptly. “Some for a week and a day others for an hour. Once I loved till —•• a frown creased his brow—"but let us talk of other things. Had I a heart left,’ Yvette, I would give It to you, but the worms have sucked the iife from it. I'm nothing but your ghost, Yvette —” There came a clatter of high-heeled ALGERNON AS A PHILOSOPHER Life Not All a Bed of Roses, but He Had Cultivated Spirit of Contentment. “How is yo’. sab?' Inquired Alger non as Mr. Topfloor stepped into the elevator. "Very well, thank you, Algernon. How are you?" "Well, t’ank do Ix)’d, I's feelln' right smart dls ebenin', sah. De col’ in mah froat is bettah, dough de headache am still ragin' in mah head. Ah dunno w’y I has dls beyah headache. Mlstah Topflo’. I's been chewin' on die med'- clne mos’ de day yes'day an’ all day today. No, sah, de doctoh didn’t gibe it to me, he ain' subscribin’ fo’ me no mo'. Dese is some med'eine I got at de drug sto',” and Algernon showed a large box of some kind of cough loz enges. " 'How many has I eat,’ I dun no 'zackly, sah. I buys me a box fo’ a quarter, yes’day af’ernoon an I eats ’em all by ’bout eight ’clock las’ night an’ dls mo’nin’ I buys 'noder box an’ I eats 'em all day.” shoes. The door flew open suddenly, and tho noise of a gay voice tumbled into the rora. "Dreaming in the dark, as usual,” it called, while Its owner stood hover ing at the threshold. "Shall I :orae in and disturb you?" “No,” said Yvette,” scrambling hur riedly to her feet, almost stumbling in her eagerness. "I was just coming down." She passed her arm beneath that of the Intruder, but her heart was fluttering still as they descended the stairs. Supposing he had boon dis covered? She needn’t have troubled. Had she glanced back Into the room as she came out she would have seen that anybody entering would have found nothing but the twilight and emptiness. Some few days afterward Yvette, chancing to be in need of some quaint garments to help in the dressing of some quaint characters she was get* ting up, persuaded the old housekeep er to let her rummage in an old attic at the top of the house, where all such treasure trove was to be found. Yvette was repaid by the rare spoils brought to light. Yvette’s laughter and chatter filled the somber room and deadened the Bound of the rain outside. But presently the laughter stopped, and only the rain beat loudly on the sill.” "Who—who is that?" asked Yvette, white lipped as she held out a dusty photograph to the staring housekeep er, the photograph of a tall young man in tweed, with an exceedingly merry smile. "Why, bless me," said the house keper, "If it isn't the picture of the young squire—him who owned Fox Craft manor. He was killed out hunt ing—a terrible stir it caused in the countryside, I remember." "How long ago was this?" asked Yvette dully. me see,” said the housekeeper, pondering; “a matter of 20 years or more, I should say. I was ‘tweeny’ maid in those days In this very house. Many and many a time have I seen him cone riding up to this door. He was engaged to our young lady--a fine young lady she was, too —he was fair set on her. It seemed as if he was fair keep away from the house. She took on terrible when he died." "Is she dead, too. then?” queried Yvette, still in that pale, small voice. "She married a London gentleman afterward," said the housekeeper, "and had seven children. But 1 have heard she wasn't happy. She's been dead these four years or more," she added. "Why did you think it necessary to lie to me?” asked Yvette very coldly of the ghost that evening. The ghost, who was lounging com fortably In his favorite arm chuir, sud denly sat upright. His dark eyes lin gered long on her white face. “So, little Yvette, you’ve found me out at last,” he said quickl; "Well, I had meant to ring down the curtain myself on the little comedy long be fore this; but I was a coward. Yvette, afraid to face the dark, for I shall be very lonely, little Yvette, out there, all alone in the cold and the never ending night.” "But it wasn’t me you came to see," said Yvette, standing before him, slim and drooping, in her white apron; it was that other girl—the one you were engaged to.” The ghose rose suddenly and camo and stood beside her. "I came to see you always after the first time,” he said softly. "This first time 1 admit it was to revisit the spot where I had spent my happiest days, but afterward — Ah, Yvette, no one has eyes so blue as you. They make it hard for me to say goodby." "But why should it be goodby?" cried Yvette, sharply, and moved to ward him with extended arms. "Ghost or no ghost, I love you!" She strove to clasp him, but gently he eluded her. "No one may love the dead,” be told her gently. "The dead are beyond love, they are beyong life. My little Yvette, it must be goodby.” "Then if that is so," cried Yvette, weeping, "ah, kiss me once before you go! Only to feel your arms around me, only to feel your lips on mine, will comfort me in all the empty years.” She stopped. A strangled cry broke from her, a great gulf of cold air seem ed suddenly to envelop her. She was frozen, frozen to the bone; then a mer ciful darkness came upon her, and she fell forward on her face. In after years Yvette married, and was happy in her choice, but she never loved her husband as she had loved the ghost.—The Sketch. "But you’ll kill yourself if you eat cough lozenges at that rate.” remon strated Mr. Topfloor. "Does yo’ t’lnk so ; sah? De drug gie’ he tol’ me to ke'ep on a-chewin’; so I Jes' kep on. Yo’ don’ fink I die f’om de 'fects o’ de ones I's took 7 'A good square meal be bettah fo’ me dan all de lozenges in creatium.' Mebbe so. sah, mebbe so; but I ain’t much on de eatin’ line. In dlB heyab debatin’ bus'ness dere ain’ much fa cilities fo' eatin’. It's Jes' up an’ down mos’ do time an’ ef yo’ puts a t’ing in yo’ mouf, yo’ ain’ got it half-chawed w'en de bell ring an’ yo’ has to swaller it down in a hurry, an’ befo’ yo’ has yo' nex’ bite, yo’ sort o’ loses yo* in tres.’ So I mos’ly get out de habit o’ eatin’ du’in’ de elebator hours. üßt I’s ralght contented. Yo’ knows de sayin' is, sah, data dinner ob yarbs wlf a sauce ob contentment is bettah dan supper wif a stalled ox. An’ J reckon dat’s de truf, sah.” Don't mention the weather. /PH •vmulns Yours for uni- 1 formity. 1 Yours for great* 1 est leavening 1 power. I Yours for never I failing results. 1 Yours for parity. M If Yours for economy, ■ I Yours for every* ■ I thing that goes to ■ I make np a strictly a I high grade, ever- 1 f dependable baking 1 I powder. * That is Calumet. Try 1 It once and note the im- ■ provement in your bak- ■ ing. See how much more > economical over the high- ■ priced trust brands, how V much better than the cheap ■ and big-can kinds. ■ Calumet is highest in quality I —moderate in cost. I Received Highest Award— I World’s Pure Food I Exposition. | The easier it is to reform a man the oftener you’ll have to do it. Most human maladies nri»-c from wrong dieting. Garfield Ten gives immediate relief. Unrealized Idyl of a King. King Arthur had Just invented the round table. “Can you invent a bureau that a man’s wife will let him have two drawers of?” we asked. A Mild Suggestion. “Why,” asked the benevolent trust magnate, as he wiped away a furtive tear of regret, "oh, why is the world so down on us?" “Perhaps,” suggested his friend, "it is because you persist in holding it up.” The Very Best Make. In the course of an after-dinner speech in praise of woman, Samuel Untermeyer, the New York lawyer said in Pittsburg: "A commercial traveler remarked the other day to a storekeeper: " ‘Make yourself a Christmas pres ent of a cash register. It will keep strict and accurate account of all you receive and all you disburse. It will show what you save and what you squander, what you spend foolishly and what you spend wisely, where you should spread out and where you should retrench, what you waste and how you waste it —’ “ ‘But,’ said the storekeeper, ’l've already got a cash register which does all that and more.’ " ’Whose make is it?’ asked the salesman, frowning. ■" 'God’s make,' the storekeeper re plied; and with a smile at once rev erent and grateful he nodded toward his handsome wife seated in the cash ier's cage.” FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Where the Winters Are Cold and the Snows Deep. Writing from the vicinity David Harum made famous, a man says that he was an habitual coffee drinker, and, although he knew It was doing him harm, was too obstinate to give it up, till an at once he went to pieces with nervousness and insomnia, loss of ap petite, weakness, and a genemlly used-up feeling, which practically un. fitted him for his arduous occupation, and kept him on a couch at home when his duty did not call him out. "While in this condition Grape- Nuts food v.as suggested to me, and 1 began to use it. Although it was in the middle of winter, and the ther mometer was often below zero, almost my entire living for about six weeks of severe exposure was on Grape-Nuts food with a little bread and butter and a cup of hot water, till I was wise enough to make Postum my table bev erage. "After the first two weeks I began to feel better and during the whole winter I never lost a trip on my mail route, frequently being on the road 7 or 8 hours at a time. "The constant marvel to me was how a person could do the amount of work and endure the fatigue and hard ship as I did, on so small an amount of food. But I found my new rations so perfectly satisfactory that I have continued them—using both Postum and Grape-Nuts at every meal, and often they comprise my entire meal. “All my nervousness, irritability and insomnia have disappeared and healthy, natural sleep has come back to me. But what has been perhaps the great est surprise to me is the fact that with the benefit to my general health has come a remarkable improvement in my eye-sight. "If a good appetite, good digestion, good eye-sight, strong nerved and an active brain are to be desired, I can say from my own experience, use Grape-Nuts and Postum." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville,” In pkgs. "There's a reason.” Ever read the above letter? A new one appear* from time to time. They are Renulnr, true, aad full of human Interest.