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DIAMONDS LaVALLIERES PARISIAN IVORY CUT GLASS CHINA Union City DIErTZ.ErL-'S JEWELRY STORE: Union City WHEN THEY MINED THE NILE Primitive Weapon of Detructlon Might Have Been a Great Suc cess but for One Reaeon. ; At a time when submarine mines must be much in Mr. Winston Church ill's thoughts one wonders whether he ever recalls his early experiences of those destructive agents in the Su dan campaign of 1898. As the Brit ish troops approached Omdurman the Khalifa Abdullah conceived the Idea of upsetting the British gunboat ex pedition by mining the Nile. A former ' officer of the Egyptian army whom he had long held prisoner was ordered by the khalifa to construct a couple of mines, which were produced forth with. They were primitive in form, consisting, In fact, of two old ' Iron boilers stuffed with gunpowder, in .which was concealed a pistol with a tring attached to the trigger whereby the charge could be exploded. The first mine, was laid by the Ismailia, worked by a native crew, and demon strated Its efficiency by exploding on the instant, sinking the Ismailia and killing the crew, including the mine constructor. The khalifa was delighted, not at the accident, but at the testimony to the power of the Invention, and Im mediately ordered the emir in charge of his arsenal to lay the second mine. The emir, profiting by experience, in sured his safety by putting the Nile Into the boiler before he put the boiler Into the Nile. He then carried out the immersion successfully, to the joy of Abdullah, who loaded him with "pres ents an praises." Manchester Guard ian. HOW A COMET CAME BACK solving Ihe "mystery of Its steady ap proach to the sun, a dangerous habit which 00 other member of the solar system has yet copied. If all goes well the comet should be visible to the naked eye about Christmas. Pall Mall Gazette. A Boston Institution. Franklin Square house faces the beautiful Franklin square, with Its trees and flowers, and also on Wash ington street, but on the top of the new addition Is provided a roof gar den, where the advantages of open air for the social festivities and even for sleeping purposes can be obtained. There is nothing in the way of modern conveniences that is not provided, for the basic idea in Franklin square is to provide everything that preserves the health and insures to the happi ness of its guests. , The Cruft Hospital is well said to be a little world of its own. Every guest of the house is cared for as tenderly and devotedly as though at home. In fact, the board provided for medical attention, but the hospital records are most encouraging as to the health and vigor of the Franklin Square bouse girls. "The Famous Franklin Square House," by Mitchell Mannering, in Na tional Magazine. Returning Astral Visitor Expected to . 0 Visible to the Naked Eye About Christmas Time. It Is with a sense of relief that as tronomers have heard of the safe re turn of Encke's comet,' which has just been located in the constellation of Perseus by a Russian astronomer in the Crimea, This comet was duo to appear on one of its periodical visits early in 190S, but to the bewilderment of the astronomical world two comets taracd : cp . in - the predicted . place within a few weeks of each other. ' A subsequent mathematical investiga tion identified the second of these two as the genuine Encke, but the sugges tion was put forth that the other comet wasperhaps, a bit of the Encke , -comet, which had been broken off as the result of a collision with some un seen body. - : .. -. r." As this particular comet is not built on massive lines it was feared that it j would not survive another celestial t collision. Happily, it etill survives to veastrononiT9 another chance of J Can the Wizard Do It? "Fish can breathe or extract oxygen from the water. Why should flbt men in submarines be able to do the same thing and thus make it possible to stay under the surface for weeks?" Thomas A. Edison asked the question on the occasion of his first visit on a battleship and in a submarine a few days ago, and answers it nonchalantly with! "It can be done in half an hour's work." This is rather important if true, to be able to equip these underwater craft with fish gills, as it were, and "the wizard" usually does what he says he can do. Such an equipment must vastly increase the efficiency of the submarine as an arm of the navy, and it is already a question whether it is not destined to displace the dread caught ' , , United States' Store of Gold Treasure. Although the United States has al ready a greater store of gold than any other nation, the supply is now to tracing at a rate which will probably double its treasure in a decade. An estimate, which of course is theoreti cal, places the value of the gold this country will possess at the close of the century at aproximately $10,000,000, 000. That in keeping at the present time is divided among mints and treas uries ia various states, of which tie Denver mint held 1510,000,000 on the first day of this year. The mint -at Philadelphia, which has the second largest store, usually has 600 or more tons of gold In safe-keeping. Popular Mechanics. CULTURE AND TE EUROPEAN American la Apt to Notice What He Considers a Frivolous Attitude Toward It In England, where "culture" is tak en very frivolously, the bated breath of the American, when he speaks of Shakespeare or Tennyson or Brown ing, is always cause for amusement, writes Randolph S. Bourne in the At lantic Magazine. And the Frenchman is always a little puzzled at the crowds who attend lectures in Paris on "How to See Europe Intelligently," or are taken in vast parties through the Louvre. The European objects a little to being so constantly regarded as the keeper of a huge museum. If you speak to him of culture, you find him frankly more interested in contempo raneous literature and art and music than In his worthies of the olden time, more interested in, discriminat ing the good of today than in accept ing the classics. If he Is a cultivated person, he is much more interested usually in quarreling about a liv ing dog than in reverencing a dead lion.'..: . .. , - - . . If he is a French lettre, for in stance, he will be producing a book on the psychology of some living writer, while the Anglo-Saxon will be writing another book on Shakespeare. His whole attitude toward the things of "culture," be it noted, is one of the daily appreciation and intimacy, and not that attitude of reverence with which we Americans approach alien art, and which penalizes cultural heresy among us. WOMAN'S PART IN THE NATION Educational Expert Tells Why He It In Favor of Extending Privilege of the Ballot The time was when the state was primarily a military organization and was symbolized best by the marshal's baton and the headsman's ax. . Its chief function was to repel invasion from without and to hold its own peo ple in subjection. In such a state only a limited manhood suffrage was conceivable. The state of the present and the future is a on-operative organization, living normally on terms of friend ship with all other states, and striv ing; to obtain for all of its citizens the largest degree of personal devel opment and welfare. It is best sym bolized by the Bchoolhouse, tho good road, the lighted street, and the san itary home. .. , t These ends can, no doubt tC- best and most surely atta.ned by a suffrage extended to Include all persons of ma ture years and such degree of mental development sanity, and Virtue as will insure an intelligent and uncorrupt Dauot. m'tne larger housekeeping interests of the city ..state, and nation, women have as important a function as in the housekeeping affairs of the smaller world of the home. I believe in the ballot for women on the same terms as for men. P. P. Claxton, United States commissioner of edu cation. . 1 HOME PAPER BROUGHT JOY Scholarly British Diplomat Sir Renneli Rodd, whose name ap pears in the White Papers as that of British ambassador at Rome, spent in 1908 some months in America. Ho greatly distinguished himself at Ox ford, where he carried off several hon ors, including the Newdigate poem prize. Lord Rosebery became one of his warmest friends and induced him to join the diplomatic service. Ho inaugurated his career in that pro fession as a member of the embassy of the late Lord Ampthlll at Berlin and subsequently headed a memorable mis sion to the court of Abyssinia, He was also on of Lord Cromer's chief lieutenants in Egypt, and was under fire during the insurrection in Zanzi bar, which culminated in his driving out the usurper and the establishment of the late sultan upon the throne. He ia also well known as the author of at least half a dozen volumes of verse, and of monographs on Sir Walter Haleigh and Emperor Frederick. When the Snow Lost Its Beauty. "How softly and beautiful fall the flakes of snow this morning!" ex claimed Rosalind M'Gush, as she part ed the curtains and looked out upon the whitened fields. "Snow, indeed, is beautiful! I must hasten and sew some lace upon my toboggan suit and hie me away to the elide where " "Rosy!" came a shrill voice from the foot of the stair, "don't stop there dreaming any longer. Your father isn't well this morning, and you'll have to sweep the patbs." Then Rosalind revised her rhapso dies on the falling Bnow, and plowly creDt downstairs, inwardly condemn ing the man who changed woman's scepter, the broom, into a mere util ltarian article. . " '" Boys in Good Work. In southern Virginia the farmers' boys are turning to the systematic cultivation of peanuts, as boys in other states cultivate corn. The crop is profitable either as food for human beings or as feed for bogs, and pro duces also an excellent hay. Some of the peanut butter concerns have of fered prizes, and the government fur nishes skilled advice in the form of a recent circular. How better can a boy benefit hia generation than by making two peanuts to grow where but one grew before; and what nobler ambition can even a high-minded pig have tiian to fatten himself for Christ mas on the esculent "gooberl" Youth's Companion. Lonesome American Girl, Marooned by the War, Found Cheer In Sheet Frem "Her Own Town." Although detained in Europe mucl longer than she had expected to be there, the American girl said she had not got lonesome. "But I should have been homesick, terribly, because it is my disposition to get homesick, if it had not been for the things I found in hotel and board ing house cupboards. No, it wasn't in bottles; nobody left anything of that kind behind. What I found was coun try newspapers which had been spread on cupboard shelves by American girls who had tenanted those rooms before me. , 'They came from towns in all sec tions of the United States, those pa pers. One that I found made me cry. It came from our home town in Vir ginia. It was the first Express I had seen since leaving home three months before. The sight of that paper was more magical in its effects than en chanted carpets and brass bottles. With incredible swiftness I was trans ported from the little Austrian fron tier town and set down in the main street of a Virginia village. There was an ice cream supper on at the Masonic lodge. I went in. Just across the street the Plum family were hold ing their annual reunion. ,4 1 attended that, too. Then I heard a concert by the local band and spent all my spare cash at a bargain sale at Floyd's store. "In the space of about two seconds I was back in Austria with that blue penciled paper in my hand. The more I read the more I wondered how it got there. The people in our town are net travelers. Some of them go to Richmond once a year, maybe one or two get to Washington, but no farth er. Nobody from home had registered at the hotel, yet some previous guest had friends in our town and was suffi ciently Interested in its doings to re ceive marked copies of its principal paper." ., , "WOUNDS MAKE BOYS GROW" Frnih Lad, Determined to Fight Enemies of Hla Country, Likens . . Blood to Soup. Gustavo Chatain, fifteen yews old, a gamin and a soldier, who was brought to the hospital at Paris after be had been playing at war like a man, has started again tct the front He wished to continue his game of war, having an ambition to capture a flag. :', v:- . r The good Bisters who 'had been nursing hia wounds were tmable to restrain him, especially since an army lieutenant bad given him a uniform whh the congratulations of the of ficers of the regiment. tils father took him to the recruit ing office. When the father told Gus tavo where they were going the boy leaped from bis bed. . "Bully," he cried, and Jumped into his clothes in feverish haste. Some one suggested teasingly that he would be rejected because he was so small. "A wound Is like soup, it makes you grow," retorted the boy. "Anyway, if they refuse me I will find a way to wriggle to the front ranks." Awful Cost of Napoleon's Wars. One hundred years ago, in the brief interval of peace between the downfall of the Napoleonic empire and the be ginning of the campaign ending at Wa terloo, the countries of Europe were striving to repair as best they could the ravages of the long wars in which the ambitions of the "Little Corporal" had involved all of them. From the commencement to the close of Na poleon's career, the levies of soldiers in France alone exceeded 4,000,000, and not less than 3,000,000 of these perished in the field, the hospital or the bivouac. . If to these is added at least an equal number out of the ranks of the allies, it is seen that not less than 6,000,000 soldiers perished in the twenty years' warfare. 'And to these musi.be added the thousands of soldiers who perished from want and exposure and, the hundreds of thou sands who were subsequently swept ' away by the ravages of that pestilence which took its rise amid the retreat from Russia, and the crowded garri-' sons of the campaign of 1831, and for several years afterward desolated lr succession every country in Europe. , Kaiser's Stud Farm. Poultney Blgelow, author of "The Borderland of Tsar and Kaiser," once paid a visit to the famous royal stud farm from which the Russians now claim to have carried off all the horses. The farm is situated, he Bays, "in the most favored province of Germany for horse breeding pur poses, although, geographically consid ered, it appears to be the most unpro pltlous. Nearly every farm la East Prussia is devoted to this one occu pation, and the German army getB many more horses from this little cor ner than any other province or king dom of the empire. The war authori ties are, Is. respect to this branch of t-a goTcrzsiGZit,. Tcry literal;, it af fects the army directly as well as it does the country Indirectly." ... French Statesman an! Artist . Premier M. VivianL who gave oat the answer of France to the German ultimatum, is essentially an artist. He knows the line and the works of every living French painter of prominence. It Is said that no poet has gained re nown in France in the last generation without a gracious word from him, uttered at a time when the poet was still striving for recognition. if 1 '