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SUCH IS LIFE— Bv Charles Sughroe I
In High Gear When President Travels <3 Secret Service Must Antici pate Every Danger. Washington.—ln the face of world violence, secret service men are taking no chances in protecting ttie Presi dent from pranks and fanatics. Their authority is greater than that of ad mirals, generals and contributors to campaign funds, according to Herbert Corey and George Holmes, two Wash ington political writers, who describe, in the Cosmopolitan, each step these officers take to safeguard tiie Pres ident. When the President is in the White House, they explain, the secret serv ice system works so smoothly it is automatic; when be leaves the White House, the men go into high gear; and when he leaves Washington on a long trip, an advance campaign that anticipates every possible danger is mapped out by Dick Jervis, chief of the White House detail. Take Every Precaution. “When Jervis gets ttie news that a Presidential tour is in contemplation,” they state, “he calls in Col. Ed Star ling, a rawboned Kentuckian, handy with a gun. Starling is given a sched ule of the route with the stops and times tentatively defined. lie then gets in touch with the police chief in each city and tells him when and where the President will be, and ar rangements are made. “Sometimes two hundred or three hundred policemen are needed at the station. Perhaps more. A lane is po liced from the door of the private car to the automobile waiting with its engine running. Every man in every one of the cars that are to follow ha 3 been inspected and passed by Starling before he gets his green Queen of Murphys “Queen of All the Murphys” was the title bestowed on Miss Kathleen T. Murphy of East Boston, Mass., when she won a beauty contest held nt Re vere Beach, in which all the contest ants were named Murphy. ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode S.E ON RAFTS- Iceland mice sometimes RIVERS ON THIN PIECES OP USING THEIR TAILS AS RUD HVHILE THE WIND CARRIES ACROSS. SnOWPLAKES CAN -O- NOW BE MADE ARTIFICIALLY, t— ¥ BY MIXING A DRY CHILLED < I _YCB kSTREAM OF AIR WITH A * & jr /ffwVARM Mp IST K * Coepee's effect. Sheep and goats act V “/j • AS THOUGH DRUNK AFTER “ . * V 7 SATING THE BEANS OP THE >* COPPEE PLANT. WNU MrviM. t ■ ticket. Plain clothes men are scattered through the waiting crowd. A man who mutters to himself, or is unpleasantly excited or seems to have a large lump in his coat pocket is investigated. Nothing is permitted to get into the gears of the machine. When the train has backed slowly into the station, the crowd has been as neatly packed ns though the scene were on a Holly wood lot. The only movement possi ble is of the facial muscles. “Some one catches a glimpse of a well known figure. . . . Starling has his men so banked that several thou sand tons of human ilesh are held back during the moments occupied by the inevitable band shaking and beaming. The President walks towards ids car through a corridor of blue clothes and shouting men. Secret service men are in front of him and behind him and at each side, ready to provide effective interference if necessary. Police Help Out. “Along the line of march policemen have been stationed by the hundreds. If necessary, reinforcements have been called in from other cities. Secret service men dogtrot by the side of the Presidential car and behind it, their eyes fastened on the men and women packed solidly against the curb. “The President is always in the first car of the line, just as he is always in the last car of the train. Dick Jervis sits at the right hand of the driver. If the Vice President is a member of the party, he follows in the second car. Otherwise the second car is always that of the secret serv ice. Cars are never permitted to stop. If one enthusiast broke through the line to shake hands with the Pres ident, he might be followed by ten thousand. “At the hotel a special entrance has been arranged, which is guarded by other police and plainclothes men. “In case of doubt,” the writers con clude, “the rule is to act first and in vestigate afterwards." A Poor House Now Rockville, Conn.—The old King Stage house, a famous tavern at which Marquis Lafayette, Daniel Webster and Henry Clay visited, now is a poor house. This Freak Watch Has Two Movements York, Neb.—A freak watch with two complete movements and indi vidual dials has come into the pos session of E. Kahm, jeweler and watch repair man of tins city. The watch, believed to be nearly one hundred and fifty years old, was made by hand and bears the name of the maker. Kahm came into possession of the watch when he purchased a collection of old timepieces. The watch he says, keeps perfect time. MIDLAND journal, rising sun, md. “Who’s to Blame?” By LEONARD A. BARRETT There is a good deal of self-pity in the world which plays Imvoc with the # p syc h1 c centers. B initiative, self-con trol and ambition. The false notion, entertained by some world owes them a our college gradu he furnished them as one of their in alienable rights. They forget that a person, regardless of his culture, is not entitled to a re ward beyond his capacity to earn it. We are emerging from the worst de pression in the history of our country. Many who were not able to weath er the storm sought refuge in self-pity, which in some cases led to self-de struction. Self-pity always seeks to place the blame on some other person or condition, and not upon one's own Challenger ; | T. <). M. Sopwith's yacht Endeavor which has come across the Atlantic from England to try to capture the America's cup, which will be defended by an American boat not yet selected. Endeavor is manned by an amateur crew, the professional 1 crew having quit because of a wage dispute. judgment. When a person builds a house he should remember that storms blow hard and tire destroys. If he be a wise builder he will take precau tions and have lightning rods placed on the roof of his house and will seek protection against fire and storms through adequate Insurance. If he does this he will be secured against the ravages of the elements, if he fails so to do, whose fault is it if the elements play havoc with his build ing? He certainly cannot justly place the blame upon anybody but himself. A storm in the economic world struck hard upon the financial struc tures many persons set up. Proper protection in some cases speeded re covery ; where this protection was ab sent the inevitable was the result. No house built upon sand can withstand the havoc of storms. While self-pity dominates the minds of some persons, the contrary attitude Is discovered in other experiences. A man who suffered a very heavy loss financially, remarked that perhaps it was worth it, because he discovered the value of his own health, and who his friends were. That man had some thing left to build on. When the finer resources of the mind and soul are burned out by worry and self-pity, noth ing remains upon which another struc ture can be built' The only enduring substance upon which any perma nent recovery is possible lies within. ®. Western Newsnener Union. Streamlined Busses Is Latest in Transportation Cleveland.—And now streamlined busses. The first unit of these trans portation vehicles, with its beautiful sweeps and curves and seating twenty nine passengers, is being constructed here. According to designing engi neers, the new coach will take Its place proudly alongside the stream lined airplane, passenger car and rail road train. ( 3%& C J-/oUSQ(iofS By Lydia Le Baron Walker j— ___— — • ..... —. 11,, An Antique Coat-of-Arms Tapestry Over a Quaint Oaken Chest in a Hall. TAPESTRIES are unexcelled for fascinating wall decorations. They vie with rare paintings which alone are their peers. In fact some of the finest painters made designs for tapes tries. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michel Angelo, among the very early artists and Rubens, Van Dyke and Durer also made the drawings, or car toons as they are called, for famous tapestries. Tapestries are considered woven tex tiles but the weaving Is a distinct and different type from regular weaving, even hand weaving as it is known to day. It is, of course, woven by hand, but the colors are either introduced on tiny separate bobbins or by means of a sort of threaded needle passed over, under and about warp threads. Whichever way the coloas are intro duced by hand, they are woven into the gorgeous pictorial patterns in the same way. An Embroidered Tapestry. It is interesting to note that one of the most famous of all tapestries is not actually a tapestry in the strict est sense, but is an embroidered pic ture. It was Queen Mathilda of Eng land who told the story of her famous husband William the Conqueror’s ex ploits not with her pen but with her needle. There are people, ships, ani mals, trees, earth, and sea, all wrought in colors which today are a feast to the eye just to look upon. The founda tion is tine linen unornamented except in the embroidered portions, which tell the story which is real history. Un like other tapestries which are of large proportions the linen of the Bayeaux tapestry is'only some 24 inches wide. While Its width is its length makes up for it, being 227 feet. The background is a wonderful bit of weav ing. The embroidery is the most stu pendous undertaking of all ages, and shows marvelously against the un worked foundation. It is this embroidered tapestry which lends sanction to the thought of mod ern tapestry embroideries. These can he of rare beauty provided the worker has t(je ingenuity to conceive of hand some pictorial effects worthy of care ful embroidery, and then uses em broidery materials of artistic tones The Skeleton at the Feast I |;}| jpj: Igggr ■* : ML ' -m 'mi j , * gg3| m mH The honor guest grinned most sardonically as the ham and eggs were passed to him at the breakfast of the Post-Mortem club In the Palmer House, Chicago. The honor guest, who In life was J. McAdou, was dragged out of th closet for the festive affair of the Esoteric Organization of Naprapaths. Mr McAdou had bequeathed his bones to the group, as all other members have rowed to do. and exquisite color harmonies. Today the term tapestries is not so inclusive, but signifies the hand woven pictorial textiles, some of which are modern in the same w;t,v as are the famous an tique ones. Wall Hangings. Wall hangings and embroidered wall pictures are names given to the scenic needleworked textiles at the present time. Of these there are beautiful examples in modern work. The back ground remains minus stitchery, the design alone being embroidered. Wom en who want wall hangings ctfh have them at small cost by working them themselves. The pictures and the colors and the embroidery must all be excellent for them to be worthy their purpose. m. Bell Syndicate.—WNU Service. Pockety Sports Costume This two-piece yellow pique dress for active sports wear has four di agonal pockets and is fastened down the front of the blouse with four self ties. DISTRIBUTION OF BIBLES BEGUN BY GIDEONS IN 1899 Just as the "(Jay Nineties" were closing, a small group of “drum mers,” as they called traveling men In those days, gathered at the Su perior hotel* Iron Mountain, Mich., to dedicate 225 Bibles and place them In the rooms. That was the start of the work of the Gideons —the Christian Commer- j clal Men’s association —who have I placed more than 1,250,000 Bibles in | hotels nnd hospitals and jails and other Institutions in the Intervening years. Thte Idea started In September, 1807, when John H. Nicholson, of Janesville, \Vis„ arrived at the little town of Boscovel. \V!s„ late In the evening nnd found the hotel crowded. S. 11. Hill, of Beloit. Wis„ another drummer, offered to share his room with him. Out of their conversation devel oped the idea that a Bible placed on the table of each hotel room might help other men to spend their eve nings profitably. When they met again the following May at Beaver Dam, they continued their discussion and decided to call a meeting nnd present their idea to all the traveling men of their ac quaintance. The meeting was held July 1, IS!)!), In the Y. M. C. A. at Janesville. \V. J. Knights, who lived there, was the only other drummer at the first con vention. But they decided to go ahead, and elected Hill president, Knights vice president, and Nichol son secretary-treasurer. During their meeting they read the chapters of Judges, which relate the story of the Israelite leader, Gideon, and when they came to name their new association, “The was chosen. In their first year the Gideons placed 27,000 Bibles in hotel rooms. Tlie next year they placed 73,000. The largest order ever placed by the association was for 25,000 Bibles for distribution in San Francisco. The association now has a mem bership in the United States and Canada of about 2,500. Membership is limited to business men who are professed Christians in good stand ing in some church or religious so ciety. There also are a number of associate members nnd a woman’s auxiliary.—Detroit News. Expect Messiah’* Return Several Americans have made ex tensive preparations for the return of the Prophets nnd the Messiah, writes Mrs. P. M. Ellis, San Diego, Calif., in Collier's Weekly. 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