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Neighborliness a Virtue That
Should Be Extended to Office
and Store.
-Juat at It Makes Community Pleas-
nter to Live in, 80 Does Neigh
borly Spirit Make the BusU
nes Place Much Pleae
anter to Work In.
Being neighborly In held up some
what aa a vlrtuo, and when we do our
duty as we ace It to the people In the
tousea ench side of ua we have a vir
tuous sensation that' makes ua feel
well satisfied with ourselves and the
world In general, nut having done our
duty by the people In the houses each
aide of ua, we are apt to feel that we
bave fulfilled all our obligations to be
neighborly, writes Alice Maron In the
Chlcngo Tribune.
Being neighborly Isn't necessarily
confined In Its activities to this limit
ed field. The girl In business can be
neighborly to the girl who alts at the
next typewriter, or to the one who
rubs elbows with her behind the coun
ter. Many a girl will be plensant to
the people npxt door, because she
knows the traditions of the neighbor
hood expect this of her, and be down
right unkind to tho girl who works
next to her. The one whose neighbor
liness Is of this kind Is not truly
neighborly. She la only conventional
ly neighborly.
Tet neighborliness Is Jnst as much
needed In business as It Is In the
block In which one may live. Indeed,
It may be more needed. The girl
next to you may be hungry for a lit
tle neighborliness, or her success
may depend upon a little neighborly
tip. She may be new. She may be
crude. She may be Inexperienced In
the business world. She may be
One needn't gush over her or swear
eternal friendship, but one can In
the true neighborly spirit give the
little word of advice or the few inln
tites' chat that will brighten the busi
ness world for her.
The girl who Is new In business
finds It hard enough to be surrounded
by strangers and her mind filled with
a confusing number of directions
about her work, without having to
feel in addition that she Is being
watched and commented upon by
critical fellow workers. The glil who
will be neighborly at such a time to
the new worker does far more for
her by these little neighborly acts or
words than she may hetself think.
They seem trifles to her. Hut they
nro worth much to the new, worker.
Many large business organlxatlons
have welfare women now who play
the rart of the good neighbor to tho
Inexperienced or lonely glrla In the
employ of the firm. Hut paid neigh
borliness does not reach the heart of
all girls like the genuine neighborli
ness of the one who works beside
So do not expend all your neighbor
liness upon tho people who llvo next
door. He neighborly to the one who
works beside you as to the one who
lives beside you. Tor just as nelgh
lorllness makes a community pleus
anter to live in, bo does the neighbor
ly spirit make the business place
pleasanter to work In.
Electricity as a Watchman,
The United States government la
cow In possession of the largest and
finest safe In tho world. It Is located
deep underground below the United
States treasury building at Washing
ton, and In this hugo Btrong box It la
the Intention to keep In storage at all
times not less than $500,000,000 In cur
rency. Of course, this new govern
mental depository of wealth lo not a
"safo" In the ordinary Interpretation
Of the word, but rather a vault 54 feet
In loiigth, close to 20 feet wide and
about 18 fU't In height. The exterior
walls of tho new vault are of the heav
iest Bteel construction and tho door
and the port holes provided for venti
lation are ckJ by heavy steel doors
fitted with the iVVt approved locka
of the heaviest and most Intricate con
struction, but the main safeguard for
this subterranean wealth lies In an
ehH'tric protective system that coHt
$9,00), and which enmeshes the entire
vault In a clone drawn network of
electric wires more than seventeen
miles of vlro In the aggregate which
sounds alarms at any Interference.
Thfs system la tested every fifteen
minutes duy and nli;ht. Tho only
means of reaching tho new vault Is by
a tecrct elevator, gurdj by treasury
A Unique Fountain.
lu an electric fountain small enough,
for use as a table decoration that a
Boston man has Invented the falling
water turus a wheel wlilch Chung
the colors of the lights which Ulumlu-r-t
the World's
Seeda of maple tree have been
known to germinate In Ice.
From powdered port wine and
stout bottlea la made the best sand
paper. IVaplte their lesser area, Germany
fluBBla and Austria produce more po
tatoea than the United Statea.
Freehly cut bark of the cork tree,
when heated, glvea off a gas that
can be used aa an Ulumant.
On an average a man'a lialr turna
gray five yeara earlier than a wom
an's. The cultivation of cotton In Slam la
being encouraged by the government.
Tho smallest bird la a Central Amer
ican bumming bird about the site of
a blue bottle fly.
Of the 68,977,287 acres of cultivated
land In France, exclusive of vlneyarda,
a recent report showed that 16,310,925
acres were devoted to wheat.
England Imported more than 1,770,
000 rabbit sklna from Australia last
Zinc shingle nails, cut from the
solid metal, are practically Inde
structible. Experlmente with the sugar beet
are under way on 260 farms in the
United Kingdom.
A single New York office bulldug
contalna more than 750 mllea of tele
phono wire.
Four totally different birds In aa
many countrlea are known by the
name of "robin redbreast."
The Netherlands government has
decided to protect foreign patents on
payment of a small fee.
A plant for the manufacture of
bricks from lava la being erected at
Honolulu by a San Francisco man.
8ewa Up Filled Bags.
A machine which sewa up the open
end or side of a filled bag and knots
the thread without human aid la the
work of a German Inventor.
Pneumatic Tamper.
Apneumatlc- tamper has been In
vented for ramming paving stones.
Her Nerves Wear Out at Twenty-Flvo
and She la Leas Able to
Stand Strain.
The girl who works at home de
serves both congratulation and sympa
thy; congratulation because she is
really fortunate, sympathy because
she does not know It, and Is often
discontented and even unhappy be
cause of the lot which has been meted
out to her.
It Is hard for the home girl to wear
Inst year's suit when her next door
neighbor, who Is a stenographer at
$10 a week, has a new one. When she
sees her friend's hat of the very new
est style, she Is miserably conscious
that her own Is retrlmmed and by no
stretch of the imagination could seem
to be new. There is no use in saying
that clothes are not really Important;
In the feeling of a glr! they are, and
therefore thoy are.
A lesser troublo Is that after her
friends go to work down town, by de
grees she and they begin to have leas
In common. Their Interests ure so
different from hers; what they do
seems to her so much more engross
ing than what she does that by de
grees ehe falls Into tho habit of listen
ing only, of feeling that she has noth
ing to offer which can appeal to them.
This Is tho dark side of the ltfo of
the girl who works at home, but there
Is a bright side, and moreover there
nro possibilities for Increased bright
ness and Interest which the home girl
should seize and make the most of.
Granted that she wants excitement,
the excitement of the life down town
Is not good for her health or for her
The girl of 25 who 1ms worked
down town usually looks older than
the girl of the same age who has
stayed at homo. If the former has a
hcadacho, she may not savo herself
as the girl at home can; she must be
In her place or run tho risk of losing
her position or of being counted un
reliable physically the llttlo lines of
care soon begin to show thei strives
about her tnouth and on her ,fore!iead.
Her nerves begin to wear cut, and at
25 she Is far less uble to stand any
severe atralu; far more liable, other
things being equal, to take cold or
succumb to an Illness than her friend
who has stayed In the home. Wom
an's World.
New Insulator.
A new insulator for use In electrlo
work Is made by tho condensation of
phenol and formaldehyde and much re
aemblea Jaoauvse lacquer.
Hours of Labor Are Restricted and
Rest Perloda Are 8trlctly
The most stringent regulations pass
ed by the German government are
those affecting children and wotiwn,
and It Is In this respect that the state
haa clearly In view tho lntoresta of
the community aa represented by lta
The total number of children under
14 yeara employed for special reasons
and exempt by law In the manufactur
ing Industries In Germany la about.
1,030, writes W. 11. Dooley In the At
lantic Monthly. These children are
between 13 and 14, and the hours of
employment are restricted to six, with
half an hour Interval for meals. Be
tween 14 and 16 they may work not
more than 10 hours, they must have
an hour's pause at midday, and hall
an hour both In the forenoon and aft
ernoon, unless their working day Is
not more than eight hours; no contin
uous period exceeds four hours.
During the rest periods, any parti
cipation In work Is forbidden, even re
maining In the room is allowed only
when their own department of the
work Is brought to a complete stand
still. When past 18, they cense to be
youthful workers and are under no
special regulations except that all un
der 21 must be provided w ith a "work
book" or register, containing name,
age, birthplace, nature of employment,
date of engagement, discharge and
other particulars.
All boys under 18 are obliged to
attend a continuation school for nine
or ten hours during the week, where
they receive Instructions In the tech
nical knowledge of their trade, and
religious Instruction from their own
clergyman. This time is taken out ol
the regular work-day without loss ol
pay. In a number of larger engineer
Ing and machine shops the writer saw
no youthful workers.
True Secret of Success.
Business courses are valuable. whll
consecutive study on business lines
Is not to be deBplsed; but abovo all
else Is your Indefatigable dotermina
tlon to be a success in whatever you
are doing. Get to work don't Just
talk work and lament at your neigh
bor's success. Strenuous, earnest,
honest and willing efforts are the key
note to advancement I don't care a
fig that I was seemingly handicapped
by a luck of business proclivities so
far as my ancestors and life environ
ment bad surrounded me. The real
point was not so much "What do you
know" aa "What can you learn to
do?" and with this In mind and my
purpose set toward success I eclipsed
my own most sanguine hopes at the
outset nud made of myself a hard
worker, a plain, firm, and successful
business woman.
To all those depending on "luck"
In life let me Implore you to close
your eyes and ears to this Illusion.
"Luck" Is what we make It ourselves
It Is not a goluen Bpoon birthright ex
cept as a reward for our own honest
efforts. That some persons succeed
where others fail is because hard
labor of hand or brain has at last met
Its reward over against another's
half-hearted or Ehlfting interest.
The business world is a mighty edu
cator and a field for self-conquest a
and character building such as 1
know not of lu books. If you've got
to be in business, be thankful for It
and make of yourself and it the sue
cess that la always waiting to be won.
"Luck" won't come to you, nor will
you find It unawares; but "luck" can
be made by each one, and because I
know this I smile a benevolent amlla
of self-assurance which happily Is
not pride when my friends say to
me: "How lucky you are In having
such a fine business position;" I
Binile because I made It "lucky." Ex
change. Concrete Fence Posts.
In this country concrete fence posts
havo been In usa for some tlmo. Sev
eral English railways, tho London &
Northwestern, tho Great Northern and
the Great Eastern, have recently con
structed fence posts of re ei forced
concrete, and the results are reported
to bo very t atlsfaytory! It la esti
mated that tho "life" of such posts
may extend to 100 years, while that
of cresoted wooden posts does not
exceed 20 years. The concrete posts
cost about 40 cents per yard, and It la
said that In many places cement, sand
and Iron can bo obtained and made
Into posts at a lower price than tim
ber posta cost. Th bame material
haa been tried for railway sleepers,
with good results. Ste-el sleepers were
first tried, but were found to b too
Woqulre More Attention and Car Than
Silverware Make Wash Water
Tepid, Add Ammonia and
Use Good White Soap.
It la seldom that the girl who sella
the cut glass In the big department
stores can tell you precisely what to
do In order to preserve theso beautiful
and expensive articles, but one young
lady, who owns several coatly pieces
and who la overly enthusiastic con
cerning them, aaya that with the prop
er care tbey are s, Joy forever and
a delight to behold. -
Aa a warning she says that It re
quires considerable more care and at
tention than doea silverware, aa cut
glass will not stand any rough hand
ling while being polished. Thla brittle
article la actually the moat fragile In
tho world of the houaewlfe; It seema
to await lta chance to chatter, and,
therefore. If the following rules are
adhered to, breakage will be reduced
to the arnallest percentage.
Keep It In a china closet that haa a
rail or support that will avert Its Blip
ling. Make sure that the shelf la strong
to hold the weight If the plecea are
Never rinse under running water.
Prepare water for washing In a
wooden pan or dish tub, and fold a
towel on the bottom ao that the plecea
can rest on lta cushiony layera.
Make the water tepid and add am
monia; use a good white soap, a cam
els' hair brush (Bold for this purpose)
and a Hntless cloth.
Rinse with water of the same tem
perature and dry with a soft towel,
polishing afterwards with tissue paper
that comes for thla purpose, or you
can use a new clean chatnola.
Do not put grease of any kind In
these pieces, not even butter, aa
grease makes them cloudy and you
can never polish them as brightly
after so using.
Brushing should always be done
with the softest brushes procurable;
stiff brushes scratch unmercifully. But
a brush must be used to clean the
crevices so it" cannot be dispensed
Never use tacks or buckshot to
clean the Inside of bottles. Jugs and
pitchers, but the ground shell of an,
egg, salt and lemon or a little white,
A piece of raw potato, soaked In a
carafe or any of the deeper plecea
will help to make brightening a
light task and cleaning still easier.
VH 11 vrrr 1 u 1 mt T r
Do not use soap on window panes.
Either alcohol or ammonia will give,
a fine polish.
Remove Btalns or discoloratlons
from tinware by dipping a damp
cloth In common baking soda and
rubbing briskly.
To remove white spots from var
nished furniture moisten a soft cloth
with alcohol and wipe the spots, be
ing careful not to rub too hard, or the,
varnish will come off.
To prevent cakes bursting on top
do not allow them to bake too fast.
They should not begin to brown or
crust until fully raised. A pan of
cold water set on the grate above
will keep them from browning too
Varnished Floor.
An expert painter and Interior deco
rator says that when wishing to fresh
en up varnished woodwork or floors
to take a piece of new cheesecloth
about one yard square, dip It In the
varnish and squeeze out until you
can handle easily. Then go over the
woodwork the same as if using a
cloth to wipe off. Of course the wood
work or floors should be perfectly
clean. It does not take a third of
the time It does to use a brush and
the finished work looks equally well.
It does not, of course, put on as heavy
a coating of varnish as when using a
brush, but being so much easier to do
one can afford to do It oftener.
Russian Salad.
Simmer a can of tomatoes, one bay
loaf, 12 cloves, blade of mace, slice of
onion, six sprigs of parsley, tor ten
minutes, then strain. Add to hot liquor
three-fourths of a box of gelatlu dis
solved In a little water, two table
spoonfuls of tarragon, vinegar, one
tenspoonful salt, one fourth teaspoon
ful paprika. Fill a border mold three
fourths full of cold cooked chicken
and celery cut fine; then pour In the
Jtily; set on tee until firm, fill center
with blanched lettuce, circle outflde
with chilled cucumbers. '
Grape Juice.
Here la a beverage you runy like.
Take a long glass und put in some
shaved Ice and the Juice of one lime.
The fruit Itself may also be left In If
desired. Now add a wlueghisi of
grape Juice and fill up the glass with
upollluarls water.
One cup sugar, two eggj. one-half
cup butter, one half cup flour, two
squares melted chocolate, one half
you nil walnuts, chopped, oue teasyuvn,
vanilla, liake In iua 7x11,
Jehchliini Burns
tbc Project's Bode
taninf $lnc Ltnoo lot AJ. 13, 1911
XK.Ial) Anrnd lor Thl Ppr 1
l.KHSON TnXT.-Jerrnlah M.
(JOI.DKM TEXT. "Th wnr.l of our
OihI hnll Btarvl forever." 4":.
TIM K. Jsri'tntnh was prophet from J1.
C. 6:S, the nth year of Joelnh, till tha
dtntru.-lton of Jerusalem, IJ. C. U.H.
Jdholaklm leaned It year, II. C. tOS-
Jeremlnli'i book wni written B. C. '4.
Tho t urn flay, nlntli month of 11. C.
Jehoiaklm burn the book oon after the
1'L.ACK. Jerimalem. The Temple court
ami tho king's palace.
Nebuchadnezzar besieging Jerusalem,
lit year,
Ponlel carried away captive.
Jeremiah under dlnfavor.
Jeholuklm an unwise king.
For twenty years Jeremiah had
been trying, by oral teachings, to per
suade the nation to repent and turn
t6 God, but the people and their rul
ers had been deaf to his warnings.
Aa a last resort. In the fourth year
of Jeholaklm, the Lord commanded
the rrophet to wiito down the sub
stance of his exhortations, and thus
to focus them In one mighty blow
upon the consciences of king and peo
ple. Moreover, for some reason Jere
miah was shut up, "restrained" from
public utterance, being probably for
bidden by tho authorities to preach;
so that for the time the written word
was the only way by which Jeremiah
could reach the ears of the people.
The chosen amanuensis was Bar
uch, the son of Nerlah, a scribe. The
book was not like ours, but was a
roll of parchment, consisting of seT
eral skins sewed together, the edges
cut even, and the whole rolled on
wooden rods fastened at each end so
that the parchment could be rolled
from one to the other. The writing
was arranged In columns, each like
the rage of a book. It must havo
taken Uaruch some months to have
written down such prophecies aa
Jeremiah wished to have read, and
which constituted a considerable part
of the present book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah Bent Barucb, to the tem
ple to read tho book to the assem
bled crowds. It was a wintry day.
Baruch went up Into the chamber of
a friendly noble, over a new gateway
opening both ways Into tho Inner and
outer courts. There, from the win
dow or balcony of the chamber, cr
from the platform or pillar on which
the kings had stood on solemn occa
sions, he recited the long alternation
of lament and Invective to the vast
congregation. Reading la this way
was almost the only way by which
the people could become acquainted
with the word of God. Few could
read. And copies of the law cost a
small fortune.
The king Bent JehudI, one of his'
officers, to fetch the roll so that Je
hoiaklm might learn lis contents at
first hand and not from hearsay. The
king sat In the' winter house.
It seems probable that after JehudI
had read three or four columes, the
king snatched the roll from his hands
and, taking the kcife used for sharp
ening the scribe's pens, cut up the
roll himself, and eyist it Into the fire.
Some think that only the first portion
was read, when all the roll was con-'
sumed In the fire. But Frofessor Ben
nett says that the Hebrew Implies
that at tho end of every three or four
columns the king put out lis hand for
the roll, cut away the portion read,
threw It on the fire, and handed the
remainder back to JehudI, repeating
the process.
The king commanded tho arrest of
Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah. But
the Lord hid them, by means of some
unknown providence and guidance;
or, as usual, by the use of means In
spired by God. Shutting the eyes
does not ward off the lightning's
stroke. Fools, that think that by
wringing the neck of the crowing
cock they can prevent the coming of
the morning.
When the word of the Lord came
the book was destroyed, but its con
tents uud Its trutus lived. "Tako
thee . . . another roll, and write la
It." Jercml.ih knew what he had said
before, and God' gjve him further
revelations. Professor Brown thinks
that Baruch's second roll contained
the first seventeen chapters of our
Jeremiah. "Thou slialt say to Jehola
klm that the prophecies should cer
tainly come true."
Attempts to destroy the Bible have
been made. When men are forbidden
to read it, and everything Is done to
prevent its circulation. The frontla
pleco of Wjcllffe's Blblo represeuta
the fire of true Christianity against
which Its enemies, Satan and infidel
ity, are blawing with all their mlsht,'
trying to put it out; but the more
they put themselves out cf breath,
the more brightly tho Cre burns.
Ingersoll's prophecy, twenty-six
years ago, was that "lu Un years the
Blblo will not be read." The fact la
that vastly more Bibles are issued
every year than when that prophecy
was tittered, and In more languages.
Those destroy tha Biblo for some
people, who for any reason &lve the
liurredslon that It Is not true, dimin
ish Its authority, and fill the minds of
the young with doubts. And yet ev
ery attack baa made It road more,
and caused It to sl.lno in purer Usht.
These who disobey and neglect the
Bible, refuse to let It be a lamp unto
their feet and a light unto their path,
who Ignore Its teachings, and retuse
its truths theso destroy tho Biblo for
themselves. But the laws of God
move on Just the same.
Jehtdakiio was slain. Ilia &ou
carried lu chain to Babylon.
mike had a kick co :.::?: 3
And Typically MHemiart Wu PUti Ha
Had Evolvsd to Put Thlnga
For alxtot. , rs Mlk Flyr.n had
Cleaned out the town hall after shows,
lecture, political mitlng, Decora
tion day exercises w.d other dolnrs,
and never a complaint did be make.
Recently, however, he fancied he had
a kick corning, and he went Into the
mayor's office to teglster It. "What Is
It, Mike?" asked the mayor. "It'a
about the hell, yer honor. The byea
stand up In the rear, they do, an' they
chew en' spit durln the lntlre perform
ance. An' not a wurrud would Ol say,
yer honor. If they would aplt out on
the flu re where Ol could git at It, but.
the varmints they would aplt all
over tha legs of the chalra In the
the back row, an on the places where
the chalra do be fastened to the flure,
an' hard work It Is fer a man of me
age to atoop down an' scrub It off.
There's a favor Ol would be askla' of
yer honor this mornln' In resplct to
it" "What la that, Mike?" "Indade,
Ol would ask yer honor fer permis
sion and authority to do away with
the back row of seats entirely. Nobody
likes to sit In the back row anyway,
yer honor, an elncelesa It la to have
one la the hall at all." Kansas City
- I -V.'r-v
"Who Is that man," asked the new
boarder, "who la making such a fuaa
because be haa swallowed a fish
bone?" "That's tb srrord swallower at tha
dime museum around the corner."
Rifle for Under Water Action.
When he Is working In water Infest
ed by sharks and other tea monsters
llkoly to do hlrn harm, the diver haa
at present to rely for his safety on the
use of a knife, or, falling that, on a
Quick return to the surface. Now
comes the Invention of Captain Grobl,
a German diving Instructor, who haa
constructed a rifle which can be fired
under water, and Is designed for tha
vetter arming of a diver. The most
remarkable thing about this is that Jt
fires, not bullets, but water, which la
propelled with Buch force that it htif.
an extraordinary power of penetra;!.
Indeed, the inventor himself Sal
pierced armor plate of medium thick
ness with the water Jet from his
weapon. The rifle has a stout barrel
and is loaded with a cartridgs cased
In India rubber.
Another Pressing Need.
It's well enough to devote a lot of
time and a good deal of prize money
to the composition of a National an
them, but what's the matter with giv
ing us a National wedding march, too?
Must we be forever Indebted to tha
marches of an erratic Bavarian aud a
visionary Deutscher?
Here's an opportunity for ambitious
native composers.
Think of the pride that would fol
low such an announcement as this:
"The happy couple passed down the
aisle to the pulsating strains of Boli
var P. Gibson's exquisite 'March
Nuptiale!"' Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Quarters and Halves.
George Ade. at the recent Lambs'
Gambol in New York, ob.ected to the
exiravag-isce of the modern wife.
"It is true that the married men of
todsy," ho ended, "have better halves,
but bachelors have better quarters."
A Trimcph
Of Cookery-
I casiies
Many tleliciou dUKes
have been nude fiotn
Indian Coin by the kul
and ingenuity of the ex
x pert cooL
Bui none of these crea
tionicxceh PoStToaSt
ies in tempting die palate,
"Toasties" are a
luxuty that nuke a de light
ful hot -weather economy.
The Grit package tclU
its own tory.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold hy Crocers
roSTt'M CSXKAL CO., li
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