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Armenian Alice Enjoys United States Wonderland
HILADELPHIA.It took only two hours for two black-eyed Armenian
children, who arrived here aboard the steamship Haverford, as charges
of the International notary club organization, to decide that,the United
States was the grandest country in the
world, and that they wanted to stay
here all their lives.
It was the, reception given, the
two little globe' trotters that led to
their quick decision. Automobiles in
which to ride through the city, busi
ness mqn their attendants, newspaper
photographers snapping their pictures,
reporters asking questions, a wonder
ful dinner in a gilded cafe and the
prospect of Pullman porters kotowing
all the way from Philadelphia to _\j
Chicagothese were some of the features of the wonderland that c?~~ to
little Alice and her brother,
The little girl is, Armenhoi Hovivian, fourteen years old, and the hoy,
Papkia, twelve, address care of the Rotary club of Chicago.
In the early summer of 1914 Osgan Hovivian, father of the children,
decided to come to America. He packed up his belongings, bought passage
for his wife and four children, and off they went But they got only as far as
Liverpool when it was discovered their funds :had run short There was
onlv one thing to do, and it was doneArmenhoi and Papkia^ weeping and
distracted were left behind under the care of Armenians. The father and
mother and the two youngest children came to America and proceeded to
Chicago There the father obtained employment at the plant of the Metal
Products company, of which William C. Mason, a Rotarian, is.manager. The
man worked hard a month and saved' money. Then -he Sent word to his
Armenian friends in. Liverpool to forward his children. _,,.,,.
In their two-hour stay in Philadelphia the children were entertained by a
committee of Rotaftans. _-
st ._", A
Italian Count's Prige to Amerjcan "Best Girls"
ROVIDENCE I.Upon Mayor H. H. Gainer of this city will rest aheavy
burden when the will of Count Paul Bajnotti of Turin. wh died last
i March many times a millionaire, is filed for probate here by. State. Senator
.marcn manj me Salvatore A. Cotillo, attorney in this
GWEirTJflE-i^
(SrfEtU STAY HERS iMyf3~)
country for the royal Italian govern
ment. In the wi}l of Count pajaottlj
who during the. course of his diplo
matic career in this country met and
married Miss Carrie M. Brown whose
family founded Brown, university Is
found this provision:
"I bequeath to the city of Provi
dence, in the*' state of Rhode Island,
United States of America, the native
country, of my dear wife andTier con
spicuous family, the sum of- $10,000,
equal to about 50,000 Italian lire, for the creation of a trust the interest of
which shall annually be donated, about July 17, to the young lady In that city
who, being twenty years old, marriageable and a daughter of the common
people, will best deserve it by her conduct and family virtues."
The count provided that the Providence fund should be known as the
"Carrie Brown Rosiere fund" and the Winner "Rosiere."
"I suggest that the prize be given with some solemnity that the winner be
crowned with roses and be called Rosiere,' and that the prize be designated
as a prize to virtue," said the-count In his will.
Ashes of Angler Strewn on the Waters He Fished
O& ANGELES.w C. Boschen, a New York finaqcler, was one of the
"regulars'' who count that angling season lost that does not find them at
Avalon, Santa Catalina island, in battle with the tuna, yellowtail and other
mighty fish of the Catalina channel
the fame of which is a household word
wherever the gentle art is practiced.
In the end this enthusiast came to es
teem the swordfish as the game most
worthy of his skill, and the title, "King
of Swordfishermen" was given him by
common consent A year ago "King"
Boschen died and Avalon saw him ne
more.
Came the November day recently
when the uncrowned king would" have
begun his annual battle with the
sXrdfish Capt George C. Farnswortb, his old fishing companion, started his
Sotorboai from the Avalon pier that morning at the regular fishing time
He was alone, fle made the 40-mile circuit that he and Boschen were wont
^hen", 12 .miles out from Avalon, he opened the lunch box and set out
luncheon. There were seats for two and plates for two and food for frvo.
AU was just as if his fishing companion were aboard as usual. Just how
far he carried out the make-believe nobody knows.
T^en Captam Farnsworth cleared away the table. He took out a box.
hTstoodTtSeTow SWh and slowly cast into the waters
of iSSJnSS the ashes of the "King of the Swordfishermen his old
*\& SffSfta compliance with the wishes of his friend who left a will
giving him instructions and $25,000.
"Moose Riders of Nipisigufr" Few and Exclusive
E YORK.Did you ever hear of the "Moose Riders of the NIplslgultr
of course not Well, here's all about it as told by Dr. Thomas
Travis'of thteX S spent two weeks at the head of the Nipisigult-river
jra\ioi uia (Bathurst lakes), New Brunswick,
photographing deer and moose:
"The idea is tb' find a moose out
in the lakes feeding. Then by canoe
you steal up till you cut htm off from
shore.
"But do not make the mistake of
jumping right on to a moose as soon
a* you have him handy. He will Just
about Trast things wide open.* Pad
dle around him till he gets a little of
the pef out of Mm. Then talk* him
quietly and handle him a bit till he
knows you are not going to hurt him. Herd him to w,here he can just touch
hard bottom. If you jump on him In deep water he will sinka moose can-
not swim with a man on him: at. least none I tried could. But when he caa
Just touch bottom get on him and you will hare a thrilling ride to the edge of
the lake. "The one I rode left me. As a ride it wasn't much, fori stayed on him less
thcn'one minute by the watch. Then he rolled over and sent me sprawling in
the lake. But I stayed by hiin long enough to get a photo.
"There is an association formed, called the Moose Riders of Nipisiguit.
TV qualify a man must ride a moose fn the presence of a guide good
standing. He must get a photo and have this placed in the book of records
the/t together with the signatures of witnesses and guide. He then receives
a metal badge with the inscription of a roan riding a moose and the word*
"Moose Rider of Nipisiguit There are six members so far."
T:oB
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN.
MississippiValley
Canal Street, New Orleans.
|H greatest port and metropolis towned grain elevator, *md 1,513 feet
the southern section of the
United States, New Orleans, is
unique among cities of the
Americas. There Is no other like it.
Up-to-the-minute,' in its modern civic
Improvements, typically American in
its aggressive commercial energy, even
ahead of the times in its city govern
ment and municipal ownership and
control of public utilities, It is never
theless, in some features, one of the
oldest and certainly one of the quaint
est and most foreign of the large cit
ies of the United States, says the Bul
letin of the Pan-American Union. Ih
the southwest quarter, with its mod
em business houses and fine resi
dences, the visitor finds himself in- a
modern city of the United States in
ten minutes he may cross Canal.street,
stroll Into the northeast or "Latin
Quarter" and find himself in a
quaintly medieval city which might be
French or Spanish. In the old "French
Market" section he hears a veritable
babel of tonguesFrench, Spanish,
Yiddish, near-English, and some
times several of these mixed up
In a "patois" that Is distinctively "New
Orleansesque." Even the names of
the streets reltect something, of the
city's history. Its French origin Is re
vealed In such names as Toulouse, Or
leans, Du Maine, ContI, Bourbon,
Dauphine, Chartres, etc., while other
street names such as Unznga. Galvez,
Miro, Salcedo, Casa Calvo, Baronne,
etc., reveal the fact that at one time
tne Spaniards, were in possession.
Again Tchoupltoulas street would lead
one to infer that Indians had also had
a hand In the general admixture of no
menclature.
Situated about 107 miles above the
mouth of the Mlssissipplrtver, whose
system of navigable waterways radi
ate 13.&00 miles through the great
middle section of the United States,
and on Lake Ponchartrain, with ac
cess to Mississippi sound water routes
eastward to Mobile, Ala., and thence
by the Warrior river to the great coal
ami Iron fields of Alabama, the center
of six canals, and the principal ter
minal of ten trunk lines of railways
operating a total of 145,288 miles,
New Orleans has become one of the
great industrial centers of the world.
Its manufacturing industries have an
output of over $140,000,000 worth of
products annually, while as a market
center the city distributes '$1,130,000.-
000 worth of commodities each year, a
tremendous trade that is accounted
for by the fact that New Orleans is
the gateway for the Mississippi valley,
the gre,at producing area of the United
States. Comprising 41 per cent of the
United States proper, this great sec
tion, which Includes from an economic
standpoint 21' states, yields 82.4 perroute
cent of the nation's cotton and cotton
seed products, 27.9*per cent of its coal
output, 62.7 per cent of all the iron
ore mined, 7.5 per cent of Its live
stock, and 31.7 per cent of its total
manufactures.
State Owns Port Facilities.
In the harbor of New Orleans Is seen
a strikingly successful application of
the doctrine of public ownership and
operation of public utilities. Sixty
per cent of the port facilities have
been built or developed by the dock
board, a state instil ution. In the 17
years this board has had charge it has
expended $15,000,000 on the wharves,
steel sheds, elevators, and warehouses
on the east bank. These, with ter
minals built by the railroads, will give
New Orleans almost eight miles of
Socks, capable of accommodating at
me time 80bvessels 500 feet long. Al
another triumph of public ownership.
Kssurartce of future port expansion
are served the Public Bel railroall perature went to 100 degrees or higher.
Health conditions of New Orleans
are reflected in the remarkably low
vlthout fear of private profiteering is death rate. Even Including the ne-
'Iven by the fact that the title to the groes, who comprise a large perceut-
vater front for 41 miles on both sides age of the population, the total rate
Is only 17.54 for each 1,000 population.
New Orleans compares very well In
this respect with the other cities.
But not all of New Orleans is cen
tered around Its water front. There
are beautiful residence sections and
numerous lakes and parks. Because
Its wide streets, extensive lawns,
nnd numerous open squares. New Or
leans Is called the City of Magnificent
Distances.
the Misslssijpl river is vested in
he public and under the control of
he dock bdard. In addition, the board
now buillrg
an inner harhoT six
Mies In lcn-.th, the famous Industrial
anal.
Trm*in facilities erected by the
\c*f& liornl cm prise 18 of the mostof
stffl fhel 17,f24 feet in
't!i. t257 f*'t
nf "PC wharves,
-vv, fett :i wLir: at the puMlcly
of wharf at the publicly owned cot
ton warehouse.
The cotton warehouse and the grnln
elevator are the latest, developments
In port Improvements. The former is
the largest handling plant for an agri
cultural product In the world, is the
most efficiently equipped rtructure of
ifk kind In existence, and is a profit
earning institution while serving the
public most economically. The stor
age facilities offered the cotton grower
by the warehouse, coupled with the
low Insurance rate, make It possible
for him to b,old his cotton until such
time as he may see fit to market it
while,, at the same time enjoying the
use of bankable warehouse receipts
that are backed by the resources of
the state of Louisiana and are nego
tiable in financial circles the world
over. i i
fche port of New Orleans Is one of
the safest harbors In the world, and
provides practically unlimited anchor
age space. Vessels are usually
anchored in the lower part of the port,
the depth of water being 60 to 80 feet
at low stage. From the city of New
Orleans to the passes opening into
the gulf there Is a depth of water
from 60 to 90 feet In the South
pass there Is a 30-foot channel at
mean tide, and at extreme high tide
a depth of 31% feet. The govern
ment is at present at work creating
and maintaining a 35-foot channel.
The New Orleans Inner harbor, or
Industrial, canal, now in the process
of construction, is one of the world's
great engineering feats. It connects
Lake Ponchartrain with the civ's
river harbor, and the gulf. The route
from New Orleans to the sea through
the Industrial canal and Lake Ponchar
train will be approximately half the
distance via the Mississippi. The
canal will furnish Ideal sites for In
dustrial plants. The inner harbor ex
tending from the Mississippi to Lake
Ponchartrain, six miles in length, will
lie entirely Within the city limits, and
will be served through its length by
the Public Belt railroad. The canal
is being built by the dock board and
will cost at lowest estimate $12,000,-
000. The Industrial canal will make
New Orleans the port of deposit and
the Industrial port of the South.
New Orleans is peculiarly situated
to carry on a trade with the countries
of Latin America. A glance at the
map will suffice to show that this Inrge
city Of the United States.is but a few
hundred miles from the countries of
Central America and the northern re
publics of South America. With Cuba
and the West Indies also New Orsionately
leans has the advantage of location
over other North American ports. Via
New Orleans is the natural tTade
between the Mississippi valley
and Central and South America.
Palm and Pine Flourish Together.
The climate of a city often serves
to give on idea of It that other char
acteristics do not The palm tree nnd
the pine grow side by side in New Or
leans. It is not too tropical, because
that would kill the pine it is not too
cold, because the palms could not en
dure. The average temperature for
the last 47 years has been 65 degrees.
During the last 43 years there have
been only 211 days when the thermom
eter dropped to 32 degrees or lower.
About once every ten years there is a
gentle snowfall. Although New Or
leans is situated in the southern
most part of the United States, It is a
cooler dty than many in the northern
part. During the last 43 years there
were only seven days when the tern-
I LADY ASTOR'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN
Lady Astor"Miss Nancy from
Vlrgiuia"certainly made a pictur
esque campaign for the seat in the
house of commons vacated by her hus
band, the' new Viscount Astor, son
of the late Viscount Astor of Hever
Castle, formerly William Waldorf As
tor of New York city. This American
wife of an Englishman of title who
owns many millions of dollars worth
of New York real estate, developed a
quickness of repartee Which carried
her triumphantly through most of the
heckling at her meetings. Here are
some of her sayings:
"It took the spirit of Drake and
the faith of the Pilgrim Fathers to
get me here tonight."
In a packed schoolhouse a wom
an cried'out: "I want to ask Lady
Astor why we are all packed Into a
room like this?" Quick as a flash
\came the retort: "Because men ar
ranged it." After making a slight
error of figures she quickly rectified it and said: "It was Eve who admitted
she was wrong. It was not Adam. If we women make a mistake we will
soy so" I
"The worst that can happen to him is to leave him alone. If I were the
kaiser and felt that I had been sent from God to rule the world and found
myself shut up in a Dutch villagethat would, be punishment enough for me."
"One of my enemies said I had a pretty face. I thought I had lost that
15 years ago. It has bucked me up more than anything I have heard for a
long time,"
senate the two years the son was in the Massachusetts senate. Governor
Osolidge Is noted for the brevity of his apeeches
PEN SKETCH Of JUDGE E. H. GARY
Elbert H. Gary of the United
States Steel corporation was the ob
served of all observers at the recent
nntional industrial conference. Here
is a pen sketch of him by William
Allen White, the Kansas novelist, who
is temporarily .indulging in newspaper
work:
"Judge Gary sits in the midst of
the public group. He Is the dapperest
roan In the room. He is dressed as if
sitting for his portrait, with clothes
creased and linen immaculate and
hands manicured. They generally
rest clasped together in his lap. He
fmpresses one as being a nerveless
man. He sat for 30 minutes without
moving a muscle, except once or twice
to brush his chin while Samuel Gom
pers stood arraigning the Steel trust
and all Its men In a powerful speech
one afternoon. His terrier bright
eyes glistened as they gazed dispas
at Gompers' face, but they
did not flinch at Gompers' climax, and no color come or went In his face as
the tide of Gompers' oratory rose and fell. The whole conference. 60 re-
porters and a room full of spectators, were looking at Gary while Gompers
spoke, and Gompers was looking at Gary with rather a fiery eye. But never a
twitch moved Gary's face. Not even by a movement of afoot or a hand did
he indicate that he was under the slightest nervous pressure. The cold,
determined, Indomitjpble physical nature of the man never had a more perfect
test than It had that afternoon under the Gompers arraignment."
GORGAS ERADICATES YELLOW
yellow fever. Now General Gorgas reports that the fight is won. The last
from this west coast port, announces that he Relieves the^sttrace J
disease has been eradicated, bringing about the definite end erf the yellow
fever menace, the first of the great diseases to suffer extirpation.
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The triumphant re-election of
Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massa
chusetts because of his stand for
Americanism against radicalism
makes him a national figure.
Governor Coolidge comes by his
Americanism logically for he was horn
on July 4. His birthplace was Ply
mouth, Vt. He Is forty-seven years
old. After attending Amherst college
he took up the practice of law in
Northampton, Mass. He began his
political career as a member of the
Northampton city council. Subse
quently he was elected mayor, city
solicitor, clerk of the Hampshlro
county court, state representative,
state senator, president of the state
senate, lieutenant governor and gov
ernor.
i Governor and Mrs. Coolidge are
the parents of two boys. The govern
or's father, CoK John C. Coolidge,
was a member of the Vermont state
FEVERU
America, which gave the world a
new and terrible plague, has wiped it
out, according to word received from
MaJ. Gen. William C. Gorgas, Yellow
fever was unknown to the rest of the
world before Columbus discovered
America. Soon it was creating havoc
in Europe and Asia.
The final extermination of this
plague was one of the tasks under
taken by the Rockefeller foundation.
A commission, headed by General Gor
gas, had just succeeded in driving it
back Into the two or three places la
South America where It was endemic
and was preparing to move on the
outer works and exterminate the last
remaining vestige of the disease when
the great war broke out and the ex
perts were called to a more pressing
campaign. Sentries were left on
guard, however, and as soon as Doctor
Gorgas was relieved from military
service he took up again the fight on
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