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MONKS WANT PANTS
Clerics Go on Big Strike to Get ' t | Trousers. tconomies of Head of Ruesian Monas tery Provoke General Rebellion— “Fixed Ideas” of Head of In stitution Starts Trouble. London. —A St. Petersburg dispatch lays that the monks of St. Michael, tear Maikop, In the Caucasus, are out in a strike and demand more food, nore leisure and a supply of trousers. They are determined to enforce their lights, and as long as justice Is de lled them services will not be held at lie monastery. The bells are silent, ind the cloisters dark and forsaken. 'The trouble has arisen owing to the lossesslon of "fixed Ideas" by Father kmbrosio, who is the head of the nonastery. His ideas do not stop at lie ordinary fulfilment of the monks’ ibllgatlons to be devout, chaste and lemperate. He has the Impression that devo lons are the best substitute for daily iread, and so the worthy father length ined prayers and shortened rations. In the Intervals between the devo llons and the ever-decreasing meals !he monks are called upon to perform liard work in the fields. This Is found eery trying, because the Russian mon astery dweller generally possesses a human leaning toward an abundance of food and drink and extended leisure In which to play cards. Given these, he occasionally contrives to And a lit tle time for the devotions that make him a complete monk. But a denial even worse than those already described was Inflicted upon the long-suffering monk of St. Mich ael. The supreme shock came when Father Ambroslo refused to sup ply trousers to the dwellers within the - convent walls. The ecclesiastical dic tator ruled that those articles of ap parel were a luxury. The latest cur tailment caused much discomfort, and In cold weather the parades were the source of considerable unpleasantness. The Bans culotte regime was en dured for a month or so, but a particu larly cold day arrived and the strike was resorted to. While working In undignified garb In the field the breth ren of St. Michael’s “downed their tools.” The maneuver was skillfully planned, for just at that time a large number of pilgrims had come to the district and monastic services In the chapel of St. Michael’s convent were greatly In demand. strike was complete and was keenly felt by those at whom It was aimed. The monastery authorities, who, It Is said,, believe In frugality and economy, are still holding out In the matter of trousers. As for the monks, they get plenty of food from their sor rowing friends and are going about arousing Indignation, sympathy and in terest at the protest meetings which they address. Silver Tag on Turtle. Scandla, Kan. —While fishing on the Solomon river, Fred Mathews caught a land turtle nearly a foot broad, which had attached to Its shell a sil ver tag. The Inscription on the tag was badly worn, but it Is believed that it originally was a silver Catholic med al sueh as many Catholics wear. The medal was fastened to the turtle's shell with a silver ring and judging from its appearance it had been on the reptile many years. tRicfi, Lundfor Japanese. < Stockton.—if. Hr.'Oda'tfnd H. W-yeka. Japanese farmers of the delta region, purchased 200'acres’of rich delta lftnd, near Termlnous, for which they paid $25,100. In view of the land legislation this may be the last trans action of this kind In the history of the state. PARROT “CUSSED” A JURIST Case Was Going Well for Bird’s Owner, When It Talked Entirely Too Much. New York. —When Armando, the parrot of Mrs. Johanna Vogt, became a witness In his own behalf before Magistrate Geismar when an effort was made to prove that he was an up right bird of decent birth, Armando certainly spilled the beans. "Why, Judge," said Mrs. Ormsby Jandro, “this parrot is a loafer and a rowdy., There's no living in the same block with him. Just the first minute ft gets to be morning he begins to scream and chatter such language!” Mrs. Jandro clucked her tongue sev eral times to indicate the unspeakable character of Armando's soliloquies and stuck her fingers in her ears, wagged her head and rolled her eyes to Indicate that a boiler factory wcfuld be a rest cure compared with the Vogt's neighborhood. “He starts right in first thing with ‘Go to hell! Go to hell! Brrrrrrrripp! Hell!' And he keeps it up! • If you GOING TO EXPLORE CROCKER LAND The steamship Diana, shown in the photograph. Bailed from Brooklyn navy yard on. July 2, carrying a party that will explore Crocker Land, the supposed arctic continent. The expedition is under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History and the American Geographic socie ty, which are co-operating with the University of Illinois and the navy de partment. , v DO MIRROR WRITING Physicians Puzzled by Two School Children. Youngsters Reverse Every Letter and Word on Paper—Both Are Left- Handed—Riddle Difficult of Solution by Experts. Cleevland.—Two true cases of so caUed "mirror writing" have been found among pupils of the public schools by physicians engaged In tak ing a census of left-handed children. Cleveland medical men are puzzling. Both pupils are left-handed. One Is a boy, qix years old. He entered the llrst grade last September. In writing, the boy holds the pencil in his left hand, begins at the right hand side of the paper and writes ev ery letter and word reversed. The phyiscian who discovered him wrote the word “all" on a sheet of paper, and the boy could not pro nounce it. The physician then wrote “11a” on the sheet, reversing the let ters so that they would Bhow properly only In a mirror, and the boy pro nounced it "all." The physician learned the boy’s mother also is left handed. Under the direction of the physician the teacher is gradually Instructing the boy In putting letters and words on paper in their propor position. The task of teaching him to read sentences printed from left to right is more dif ficult. A less complicated case is that of a girl, an eleven-year-old pupil in the fifth grade. She entered the public school three years ago, having spent some time In a parochial school. She was left-handed, and wrote from right to left, with words and letters re versed. Under constant Instruction she learned to use her right hand in writ ing, and at the same time was taught to put the letters and words in proper fronj, left to right. . The physician who discovered her case said she Is .able to use either hand In writing now. When she uses the right hand, her writing Is normal. ,gut when she uses thedeft hand, the old peculiarity asserts Itself, words' and letters are reversed and the sen tence can be read only by holding It up to a mirror. It was suggested that the cause of shout ‘Shut up!’ he answers right back, ‘Go to hell! Go to hell! Brrrlpp! To hell!’ ” "Are you sure he says ’Go to hell?’” asked the court Just as Mrs. Jandro was about to answer Armando rufile<niis feathers, cocked his head to one side, blinked at the magistrate and said shrilly and clearly: "Go to hell! Go to hell! Brrrrrrrrrlpp! Hell!” 4 “That’s all.” cried counsel for Mrs. Jandro, triumphantly. Mrs. Vogt burst into tears. Armando fluffed his feathers defiantly and be gan anew: “Go to " "Officer, take that bird out of here," broke in his honor. Flier Scared a Cow to Death. Paris.—The first aerial live stock damage suit was brought when Brlnde- Jon Moulinalse, the aviator, received a communication demanding SSO for killing a cow. He recently flew from Paris to Copenhagen and a German farmer near Coesfelt, where the flier made a landing, alleged that the aero plane trishtened his cow to death. this condition lies In the fact that these pupils are unable to visualize properly the Images which strike the eye. All Images, It was said, are really seen inverted and are turned in the proper position by an unconscious mental process. This explanation, physicians contend, would not explain the case of the girl who has learned to see objects as other children see them. LOST MASTERPIECE IS FOUND Painting by Dolci in Philadelphia Collection Discovered to Be Fa mous Allegorical Work. Philadelphia, Pa., June 30. —It has Just baen discovered that a famous al legorical masterpiece which has been missing for centuries has been hidden In Memorial Hall in this city. For years this painting has been known under another name. Instead of the beautiful painting which depicted one of the famous pic tures of the sacred history of Christen dom as created by Carlo Dolci, its beauty, its character and significance were so altered by daubs of paint smeared upon its that even the great est art experts of the world failed to recognize what the picture really was and no one knew of the existence of the work. Listed in the noted collec tion as the property of the city, this painting for nine years hung upon the walls of the gallery as “Youth and Love" by Carlo Dolci. In 1904 John G. Johnson, while abroad, bought-4t with 84 other valu able paintings, and presented it to the city upon his return to Philadelphia. In this collection were some paintings of unusual importance, examples of the Italian and Flemish schools. Be cause of the great value of some of the other painting by better-known artists, this Dolci painting was not thought to have any particular sig nificance and for years it remained just as it came from Europe. With the idea of improving some of the famous paintings in the collection, M:\ Johnson, as the head of the city's art commission, engaged Pasquale Fa rina to restore some of the works of art -that adorn thlB gallery in Fair mount Park and iCjnemaiped for Far rina to discover that the Dolci painting was one of the lost masterpieces of the world. LIGHTNING BROILS A STEAK Kills Woman, but Finishes a Job She has in Hand—Child Is Stunned. Carnegie, Pa.—Lightning played a peculiar as well as a fatal prank here when It struck the chimney of Henry Waters' house on the Steubenville pike, and after running, down the chimney to the kitchen range, killed Mrs. Waters and broiled a steak which Bhe was putting on the broiling- Irons at the time. Mrs. Waters had picked up the Bteak, walked over to the kitchen range and laid it on the irons. She was evidently about to light the nat ural gas burner, when a terrific peal of thunder shook the.house, and the lightning zigzagged down the chim ney. Every stitch was burned from Mrs. Waters’ body. The steak was browned perfectly fcy the lightning flame. A six-year-old child, who witnessed the accident, was severely stunned, but will recover. tThat Picnic •—to ensure complete success take along a case of J ■ The satisfying beverage—in field or forest; M ■ at home or in town. As pure and whole* K % Some as it is temptingly good. m \ Delicious —Refreshing M Thirst-Quenching A r s<xu for Demand the Cenulne— Fountain! Refuse Substitutes. or Carbon- Booklet. 61A ated is bottles. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, Atlanta, Ga.^ Time for Final Rites. A colored man had been arrested on a charge of beating and cruelly mistreating his wife. After hearing the charge against the prisoner the Justice turned to the first witness. “Madam," he said, “if this man were your husband and had given you a beating, would you call in the police?" The woman addressed, a veritable amazon in size and aggressiveness, turned a smiling countenance toward the justice and answered: “No, jedge. If he was mah husban' and he treated me lak he did his wife, ah wouldn't call no p’liceman. No, sah, ah’d call de undertaker.” —Current Literature. Changed Current of Thoughts. A sad-looking man went into a druggist's. "Can you give me," he asked, “something that will drive from my mind the thought of sorrow and bitter recollections?" Then the druggist nodded, and put him up a little dose of quinine and wormwood and rhubarb and Epsom salts and a dash of castor oil, and gave it to him, and for six months the man could not think of anything in the world except new schemes for getting the taste out of his mouth. Precept and Practice. Literary Lady (writing)—The most essential point in our intercourse with children is to be truthful ourselves. Every other interest ought to be sacri ficed to that of truth. Tommy—Ma. Mrs. Caller is coming in at the gate. Literary Lady (angrily)—lf she asks for me tell her I’m out of town. (She resumes writing.) When we in any way deceive a child we not only set a pernicious example, but also lose our influence over him forever. Book Referred to the Wrong City. "How very peculiar!’’ exclaimed a member of the Sunflower club. "I am to prepare a historical paper for the circle, and seeing a book entitled ’Ro mans,' in the library while calling on our minister’s wife, I borrowed it, thinking it would be just the thing to help me out.” ’’Well?’’ It is all about St. Paul, don't you know, the people of Rome are not men tioned.”—Kansas City Star. Even light wine has been known to produce a dark brown taste. Velafr Loaf I ' A Picnic Favorite I Good at home, too. So handy for a dainty hmch when I you don't want to cook a maal. As a Sandwich Meat it has H no equal; there are a doxen other Libby Luncheon Specialties at ■ your grocers. Get acquainted with them. Try Libby’s Veal Loaf I fried s Cut the contents of one can of Veal Loaf into quarter-inch slices. H Fry golden brown in small quantity of butter. Garnish with cress. I M 9NeiU * Libby M BTARCH I [lillfT^ Btarch*a*n«J° .c° w Pp*H* e '^'^rfuli pHUtyl rppj n-TjrmWl packing) get MUi Elizabeth Ann, 22 Inchc* V ‘“aw ""ttlmml torvfi tm toi tan ' m^h?* phgc^ p*fmmop Thought She Had Met Him. Dinah was a product of New Or leans, a big. plump, "yaller gal,” who could cook the finest dinners for miles around. One day a new butler ap peared upon the scene, and Dinah's mistress noticed that she took a great Interest in the man. At last her mis tress could stand her curiosity no longer and asked: “Dinah, do you know that new man?” Dinah took another long and scru tinizing look and then sloprly and rem iniscently replied: "Well, I dunno, Miss Alice; but 1 think he wae ma fust husband." No Fancy Shaves for Him. The weather was warm, and Pat d» elded to shave on the back porch. Mrs. Casey, across the way, observed this. “Pat,” she called, “sure an’ Ol sea ye air shavin’ outside.’’- “Degorra,” he responded, “and did ye think Ol was fur-lined?”—Judge. For Aching, Perspiring Feet use Tyree's Antiseptic Powder either sprinkled Into the shoes or used in solution. Never fails to relieve. 25c. at all druggists or sample sent free by J. S. Tyree, Washington, D. C.—Adr. His Nerve Restored. Hubbard—“Simpkins has got over his nervous prostration.” Pease— "How can you tell?” Hubbard—“Why, I met him on the street last night, and he wanted to borrow twenty dollars.”— Puck. 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