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qe County Herald HrralfJ Publishing Co. CAPE GIRARDEAU r- i i.i i i i MISSOURI SFCRT ON ISLAND OF SULU Uncle Sam Owm It Now The Old Sultan Seem to Have Been Some Fancy In Hit Day. Th common sport of the old sultan of S'.ilu whs boar hunting, carried on with, a find breed of native pontes. An Fngl'.r.h traveler at one of these hunts thus described the sultana, a typical Bui u woman: "She wore full Turkish trousers of blue silk richly embroid ered, and a blue vest fitting very tight and ornamented with gold but tons, lace In front, utflng the universal sarong an a covering for her shoul ders; around her head a clear bud kerchief was tied turban fashion; white cotton stockings and a pair of Chinese slippers completed her out ward visibilities. Nearly all the Sulu women wear a deal of yellow, which contrasts vlvld'y wKU their luxuriant black hair, and like the men they ride well and also In the same style." Capt. Edward L. King cf Bridge water, In whose arms the famous Gen. Henry Ware Lawton fell dying when picked off by sharpshooter? at San Mateo, the Philippines, December 19, 18S9, has recently been appointed governor of the Sulu archipelago, the most southern of Uncle Sara's terrl torlal possessions. Deer are plentiful on the Islands. There Is an enormous day flying bat which is said to present a moat weird and supernatural appearance. There Is no elephant or tiger hunting on these Islands as on their near neighbors. The two highest mountain peaks on Sulu proper are still covered with the primeval forest. The highest Is known as Bu'aat TImantangis or "Hill of Tears." As a reason for this name the na tives assign the fact that it Is the last bit of their native land wliich is vis ible when they go away on their trading excursions. Men and women ride ponies, buffa loes and even cows to the markets. There are displayed for .sale sweet potatoes, mangoeB, bananas, yams and corn cobs, the universal receptaclo is a neatly woven basket of cocoanut leaves. Nuts for the betel chewera are on sale together with little pack ets of the leaves of the piper betel. Birds of Montana. "I can remember," said an old resi dent of Miles city, "when there were only a scattering few of rong birds in this section of Montana. Today there are American birds of every descrip tion, the robin, the meadow lark, the yellow hammer, blackbird, the wren, the dove, catbird, kingfisher and In fact every kind except the English sparrow. There are more of these birds every year. "The English sparrows, so common In eastern cities, have not as yet gained a place in Montana, and taking la consideration the trouble they cause, they are not to be encouraged. Of course there has always been the cowblrd In this state, but the real blackbird has only been coming in re cent years." Indian Rule for Orators. The untutored mind of the Indian or the savage often appears strange to us, but there is sometimes reason in What at first sight seems eccentric. A South African tribe has an ef fectual method of dealing with bores Vhich might be adopted by western peoples. This Blmple tribe consider long speeches injurious both to the orator and his hearers, so to protect both there is an unwritten law that every public orator must stand on one leg only when he is addressing en audience. As soon as he has to place the other leg on the ground his ora tion Is brought to a close. Tons of Water. A grass plant will. In the course of a hot day, exhale Us own weight of water, and a young leaf of wheat or rye exposed to the sun may even ex hale Its own weight In an hour, Is a surprising statement to be found In the Agricultural Year Book. Experi ments summarized by Storer indicate that "more than 300 pounds of water pass through a plant, and are trans pired from Its leaves for every pound o? dry matter fixed or assimilated by the plant." In Wisconsin, King found the mean amount of water used by barley, tats, corn, clover, peas and potatoes in producing a ton of dry matter ranged from 270 tons for corn to B76 tons for clover, "the average for the six. crops being nearly 450 tons, or four acre-inches, for each ton of dry matter." Consistent. "Jaggs prides himself on his con sistency, doesn't he?" "To such an extent that when he went on a spree whUe he was la mourning, he declares he saw only black snakes." Where Property la Going Up. Prospective Tenant I like the bouse, but I don't like that huge build ing In front. It's such a dreary out. look. Agent Oh, but that's only , a gun powder factory. It might explode any day. Oh, 8o Suspicious. "Very suspicious man, they say." . "Very. Bought a dictionary last week, and now he's counting the words to see If it contains at manjr m the publishers claim," WOMAN WALKING r 7 t f I I i D JQs9y FOR T7-JS START MRS. Harry Humphries has set out to prove that woman is the equal of man in endurance by accompanying her huband on a pedestrian tour of the world. They started from the New York city hall and propose to cover 4S.000 miles, visiting nearly every country on the globe. Both are of English birth, but are naturalized American citizens. Mrs. Humphries used to be on the stage as Elsie Kelsey. Mr. Humphries served in the British army. Mustn't Do It, Even If About to Marry. Officially In Chicago Osculation la Forbidden at Marriage Office Leads to Divorce Court and Must Be Stopped. Chicago. Kissing In public parks, at bathing beaches and In darkened theaters leads to the divorce court and makes a mockery of love. The kiss Is the symbol of sacred love, a token of the tie that blnils man to woman for life. When a woman grants a man a kiss It means that she has given her heart of hearts Into his keeping for all time. Talk all you please about spirit kisses, friendship kisses and soul kisses that Is Just something to call a crime. If a man wants to kiss the woman he Is going to marry, let him kiss her at ber home and not In front of the marriage license window. Many suppose the reason people do so much kissing before they are mar ried Is that they know there will not be a great deal of It afterward. The kiss in the marriage bureau la doomed. Lewis C. Leguer has drawn the line on kissing Id front of his window. A big sign bearing the words "No Kiss ing Here" appeared above the window the other day. Two Chicago sweet hearts, however, declared they did not believe In signs and defied the order of Legner. "Kissing and cooing Is going to be stopped in front of this window," said Mr. Legner. "The great majority of prospective brides and bridegrooms are dignified and sedate. They seem to prefer to cherish their love In si lence, and although I frequently no tice an exchange of loving glances as they are handed their clearance pa pers to matrimony, there is no other manifestation. "Some couples, however, seem to forget everything when their eyes fall on a license. I cannot explain It, unless It Is the power of suggestion. It Is not uncommon for a man to kiss a girl as both look at their license. "I do believe promiscuous kissing ought to be stopped. Chicago seems to have gone kissing mad. "I was walking through Lincoln park the other evening about sunset. Scattered through the park on almost AROUND THE WORLD . every bench was a pair of cooing sweetheartB. I caught several of them kissing, but they seemed to care little about It. Many of them, I know, will appear later at the marriage lic ense window. "Kissing has Us place, but the pub lic park, the bathing beach and the marriage license window are not the places for it "The kiss la Bacred and should be considered the symbol of love, the token that binds man and woman to gether for life. "Silly girls and men who like to flirt cause more trouble In the world than all other forces combined. "Promiscuous kissing .leads to the divorce court. I do not believe In sending people to prison for kissing, but I do believe In sounding a warn ing. That is why I decided to begin here and draw the line even on the betrothed." Aeroplanes for Germany. Berlin. Admiral Von Tlrpltz, Ger man minister of marine, han decided upon the purchase of a number of aeroplanes for use In the navy. The trial will take place off Kiel ,.1 Y i White Stockings Rile Cat Big Black Pussy Mistakes Young Girl's Footwear for Feline En emy She Tells Story. New York. The color white has been as a red flag to the big black cat of Frank Bitz, ever since a large white cat carno to live next door to the Bitz butcher shop at No. 922 Co lumbus avenue. But not all of the customers of the butcher shop knew this. Among them was cleven-ycar-old Catherine Owen of No. 106 WeBt Ninety-ninth street. "I didn't know anything about the cats," said the girl, "and I went to the butcher store for mamma wear ing a pair of white stockings. "I noticed that a big, white cat went Into the shop with me. After a little time I came out, I was stand ing on the sidewalk when the white cat ran out. Then the black cat ran out, too, and the moment he saw my white stockings he Jumped at me. "He tried to put both his feet on one of my stockings. One of hla feet I mean paws sort of slipped and Then be put his five finsers right JESTS JjHPICOflE Germr.n Makes Many Jokes About American Cooking. Criticises Our Sweet Tooth and De clares Our Rote Are Tasteless Tells of Chickens s Big as Storks. New York Ernst von Wolgozeti, who came to New York last winter to study social conditions. Is a man cf letters and In his own country ranks higher In a llterr.ry sense than many of hla countrymen who visit the Unit ed States. It was to be expected, therefore, that he would carry home valuable Impressions of life here, but he seems to have been Impressed chiefly by the crudities of the cuisine. To him American cooking is so gro tesque and naive a gastromonlc sys tem that bis ridicule of It lies in the least serious fields of burlesque. As a concltiBlon to all he observed here, he thinks Americans want everything so sweet that a frequent visit to the dentist is Inevitable. From the cof fee In the morning until the late sup per he finds that Americans must have their sweet tooth, satisfied or they are unhappy. It Is not easy to say In what kinds of homes Heir von Wolgozen ctudled life here, since he finds that the do mestic service In the best houses la so poor that It Is difficult to get the dishes washed and the result of this is the necessity of getting along with one knife. This condition he says makes It difficult to eat roast beef, as the silver knives will not cut It and thero are no houses la which both kinds of knives are found. He remarks that of all the roasts served on New York tables, beef Is alone possible to eat, since lamb chops and veal cutlets are tasteless. Perhaps the most astonishing state ment he makes In reference to the roasts Is that at a certain house he received for dinner honey as a com pote. Surely this is unique not only in his experience, but in that of most New Yorkers. Compote or 6tewed fruits are seldom served In American families, but are to be found on the tables of Germans, so Herr von Wol gozen must have had this experience in the house of some of his com patriots. "Game," he says In one place, "is much more eaten In the United States than It Is with us. Poultry grows to the most improbable dimensions here, havo seen chickens as tall as storks and as fat as a poodle dog. "The flesh of these abnormally large beasts is, however, not tender, and the limbs in particular acquire nn entirely different character from the flesh on the breasts. It turns brown and succulent in the roasting, while the white flesh remains dry and flavorless." It is evident that what Herr von Wolgozen describes as a chicken must have been a turkey. Some of his eth er experiences at table were more remarkable, but they probably hap pened in a boarding house if they happened anywhere. He says that young chicken is even served with sweet flour sauce, which he finds very disagreeable, since even In the finer bouses the servants will not wash the dishes and it is necessary to eat everything on the plate with the chicken and the sweet sauce. He says that In his boarding house after soup a piece of fish was served to him. About this plate from which he was supposed to eat the fiBh were lair many small dishes containing vegetables, chicken and various com binations of vegetables and meat. He was compelled to eat these on the fish plate and liked only potatoes, which, baked In their skins, he found de licious. He observes with the air of an authority that all the fish from the Atlantic ocean are so poor that only the river and fresh-water fish are re garded as worth eating." "I do not think," he said, "that there Is In the three kingdoms of nature anything that Is not to be found in an American salad. The groundwork of this is composed of two or three large green leaves. On these is poured oil mixed with vinegar, and there arises a more or less striking structure of all impossible sours and sweets, salts and bitters, toughs and tenders, liquid, edible and inedible objects." into my leg. The claws went In and left marks. I was so frightened I fell down and began to scream. A lot of ladies in carriages you know, those high-up ladies began to shout: 'Kill the cat, kill the cat.' "They didn't kill the cat, and I went to our doctor's. While waiting there a policeman came and took me to the General Memorial hospital In One Hundred and Sixth street The lady there said I ought to go to the Pas teur institute, but she's have a doctor look at me. He washed the cuts and then the policeman took me homo. The policeman told me that those ladies In the carriage had been around to the station house and com plained because he didn't kill the cat" Catherine's father took her to the Pasteur Institute for treatment The cat was still in the butcher shop. Its owner maintained that It was perfect ly normal, but the board of health has been notified of the occurrence by the police. WAY TO SHIP GLASS BULBS Englishmen Invent Receptacle for Shipping Electric L!ult Globes That Affords Protection. Two Firgl'shmfrn have Invented a box for shipping electric light bulbs that gives ample protection to these !ragllo articles, yet is of small size nd easy to mall. A rectangular box has a netting, open at one end and fastened to tho box by the other end. Bulb Swings In Netting. Tho bulb Is inserted In the open end of tho netting, which is then closed by means of drawing strings nnd fast ened in the box, so that tho glass is suspended therein with room enough on all sides to prevent contact. A piece of cardboard, dotted to fold over and inclose the wooden box, is attached to the latter and forms an added protection for tills. When tho cardboard Is folded over and fastened the package can bo sent "irough the mails with snfety. Without some spe cial device of this kind it would re quire a bulky box filled with excel sior to assure safe transportation of one of these fragile globes. CAREFUL OF 'PHONE TALK Copenhagen Exchange Arranges Gramophone to Record Unseemly Language of Subscribers. Exasperated telephone subscribers who, unable to "get through" as quickly as they would like, indulgB in harsh language towards the girl ilcrks, have been cleverly brought to book by the telephone administration Of Copenhagen. At first it was found difficult to Identify the offenders, so a gramo phone apparatus was installed at the :entral exchange. The moment a sub icriber began to use unseemly lan Kuage the girl would have It recorded py the gramophone. Some of tho worst offenders were summoned to the directors' office, and when they denied their hasty re marks they were convicted by an ex act repetition in their own voice on '.he gramophone. Telephono manners In Copenhagen have as a result great ly Improved. ELECTRIC FAN ON BED POST Adjustment May Be Changed In Mo ment's Notice and General Cir culation of Air Created. An attachment for fastening an electric fan to the corner post of the footboard of any brass or iron bed Is Bracket for Electric Fan. ahown In this illustration. The four prongs of the bracket are covered with felt, and, as the bracket Is held securely by a piece of cotton web bing, no metal comes In contact with the post of tho bed to mar its finish. The adjustment may be changed at a moment's notice by loosening the thumb screw, and the fan may bo directed to blow on the bed, over It, or to create a general circulation of air about the room. Electricity In Japan. In the extension of Japanese elec tric light and electric railway plants American companies have been get ting big orders. German concerns cut prices, but In most instances the Americans won. Records Power Consumption, A recent type of electrical measur ing Instrument records the power con sumption correct to within one por cent., regardless of temperature and current changes. Wireless Feat. One hour by wireless from Oiace Hay, C. H., to Dakar, on the coast of French Western Africa Is the aston ishing feat accomplished by a recont laessate. Ml NEW "FIRE DAMP" DETECTOR Electrical Appliance Invented That Sounds Alarm Gongs When Ex plosive Element Is Reached. "Fire damp," that old enemy of tho miner which Sir Humphry Davy overcame with his snfety lamp, has) caused many disasters slneo the Davy lamp was perfected, due largely to the fact that miners failed to use the screened torch. Iteccntly, according to Popular Klectrlclty, two engineer at Ncwrnstlo-nn-Tyne completed an, electrical "lamp" which promises to. make the old Davy lamp obsolete. This electrical lamp Is not at all a lamp. A "detector" applianeo is at tached to trulllng wires, one of the detector roils made of copper and the. other of platinum. This platinum coll has the freakish disposition to fib sorb hydrogen a fire damp explosive element and in tho nbsorptlon be comes heated. The front of the de tector bristles with wires of unlike metals having freo ends. One of the metal bristles Is of a nature to resist the heat from the platinum coil, while the other wires bend until the two metals touch, closing the electric cir cuit. At once danger gongs and red lights flnsh up and warning Is given. The great value of this device Is that it will detect as little as two per cent of hydrogen, a quantity which would not be perceptible from the Davy, lamp. NEW ELECTRIC ALARM CLOCK May Be Set to Ring at Any Prede termined Time Lamp Arranged to Show Time at Night. A new type of alarm clock Is shown in the diagram. It is fitted with an electric lamp so placed as. to illuminate the dial. This lamp is controlled by a push button on the end of a cord, which may bo long enough to extend to the bed, so that the time may be ascertained without getting up. At the right of the clock is the usual alnrm bell which may be Electric Alarm Clock. set to go off at any predetermined time. At the left is a bank for valu ables which is so nrranged that if it is tamicred with the alarm will ring. Electric Railway Increase. In 30 years the electric railway mileage In Groat Britain has increased from 300 to 2,r02 miles; the capital in vested from $20,000,000 to $3150.000, 000; the number of passengers car ried from 140.000,000 to 2,743,000,000, and the net receipts from $1, 123,1)47 to. $24,068,672. Many Amateur Wireless Stations. There are at GO amateur wirelea telegraph stations In the vicinity or San Joso, Cal., constructed and op erated by boys. Messages aro sent for comparatively long distances, and have been received from as far away as Honolulu and Alaska. unwoy, NOTES Telephone service In Denmark costs about $5 a year. The United States hus 87 telephones for each 1,000 residents. Japan now has 31 electric railways with a trackage of 067 miles. A semi automatic telephone system. Is being tried out in Amsterdam. Hartford, Conn., uses rnoro elec tricity per capita than any other city. A billion talks a year take place over the telephones of New York city The telegraph wires of the United States would wrap around the world 000 times. Chicago is said to have more housei wired for electricity than any other clty In tho country. The best rubber gloves for the us, of electricians are tested to resist a current of 10,000 volts. The repair and removal of Instru ments costs tho New York Telephone company $0,000,000 a year. An electrical transmission llnj in Mexico, has a single span 1,600 feet li length where la crosses tho Buvisu. river. At the age of 64, Edison Is still shortening his days by working so hard that he forgets to go home tc lunch. The telegraph and telephone wires of the United States would inaintal 60 circuits between thu ou,-ia RIU moon. A new pocked tool cleans insulatior from electric wires as It lu drawc along them and will sepsrate wltucj Injury two wires which may be twlai d togeihe"