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ON CI1Y GIRL SEES HORSE OF ORANGE HUE Oddly Radiant Beast is Discov ered in Chicago by Indi ana Girl. 'TOO MUCH!' SHE CRIES Washington May Be World's Capital of Fashion WASHINGTON Plan for the transferring of the dictatorship of the world fashions from Paris to Washington are under way. The Initial movement toward making this city the style center of the universe has been made by the chamber of commerce .1 z& of the earth's Inhabitants found the Paris firms overstocked. As a precaution for self -protection, these same merchants now are focusing their attention upon the scats of governments in the nations that are not involved In the conflict. In their search they look to Washington, the capital of the foremost neutral country, as the logical place from which to dispense the code that Is tn govern the fashions during the years to come. Restrictions in the matter of passports have served to turn back buyers from America who have annually made pilgrimages to Paris. The result Is that there is a more restricted supply of foreign fashionable goods here at present tlinn at any other time, when the fall fashions are supposed to be attracting the attention of houses that cater to the elite. While there Is no formal action by which the Capital of Fashion Is trans ferred from city to city or nation to nation, a favorable answer from the hitherto dictators Is all that Is considered necessary for Washington to assume the position in the van. Society Woman in Washington Has a Pet Jaguar SOCIETY 1ms explored some of the remotest corners of the world in quest of unique decorations for milady, but Mrs. Hazel Wilson of this city enjoys the happy distinction of being the first member of the national capital's "smart set" to possess a real, live, undiimosticatPd baby Jaguar for a chum and companion. To be sure, It Is only two months old, and no larger than a big house cat. but it has a formidable array of long, white, sharp teeth encircling Its jaws, small, pierc ing, yellow eyes an J a very short tem per. Although Mrs. Wilson and Beauty have been friends only a few weeks the little wild pet seems to take his captivity as a matter of course, and has already made up his mind that pleasant habitat. Beauty is nourished baby would be, and if he does not grow can citizen he can blame his own Jungle been made to understand that If he displays any of his vicious traits In the presence of "company" his education desert him, and he will be hurried off will be shown him. At his owner's home in the Thomas, even to reclining In bis niiBlress' arms to receive the dally manicure and bath, and when he Is real nice be Is allowed to accompany his benefactress on her morning walks and drives. He when the "movie man" arrived to chronicle his funny little antics. At first, in true savage fashion, he when he was told It was quite the proper exploited in the "movies" he growled purred and somersaulted until the camera film was exhausted Beauty was captured tn the wilds and was sent to Mrs. Wilson by a friend. Money Destroyed at Rate t EOEEMED paper money with a nominal value of $1,541,131,111 In 377.364.- I 18H pieces was destroyed by the treasury department during the fiscal year ended June 30. Officials estimate the notes weighed 590 tons and that about $5,000,000 worth was destroyed regulations were based upon the act of congress of March 17, 1S62. authorizing the secretary to prescribe the method of destroying notes unfit for circulation. Although changes In the treasury department's business have resulted In modification of practically every procedure established by the original regulations. Secretary Chase's order had never been abrogated or formally revised. There have been many changes in practice, however, during the intervening years, and many ol them are not matters of record. Hy Secretary McAdoo's orders these changes are now complied and brought up to date, with additional modifications as safeguards to meet the conditions of the present day. In Secretary Chase's time paper money and securities were destroyed by burning Experience showed that this was not the safest plan In connec tion with the destruction of distinctive paper, because It Is difficult to burn bundles of money, and undestroyed pieces may escape through the chimney. For this reason the act of June 23, 1874, authorized the destruction by maceration. The destruction of these once valuable bits of paper has always been witnessed by Joint committees. This policy la continued in Secretary Mo Adoo's order. Eleven-Cent Stamp Is Now Sold by Uncle Sam THE issuance of an 11-cent stamp has been authorized by the postmaster general and the po&t office department Is now prepared to supply stamps ot this denomination to postmasters. The new stamp will be used chiefly in prepaying postage on parcels and postage and insurance fee on Insured parcels amounting to 11 cents. The local postage rate upon parrel post Is 11 cents upon parcels weighing 12 and 13 pounds. In the first and second zones packages weighing seven pounds take 1 1 cents. In the fourth zone, It cents Is re quired for two pound parcels, and In tne seventh zone for one-pound par cels. The rate m the seventh zone for 11 pounos a ii ii. nence It was found tnat an II cent stamp would meet a widespread need and demand. Postmstters desiring a supply of the new stamp may now make requisition fo it. Ordinary stamp Issues now embrace denominations from 1 cent to II rents, inclusive, and five additional 15 cents, 20 cents, 30 cents, 60 cents and 1. The 11-cent stamp bears the bead ot Franklin in profile, from Houdoi s oust, and is p. inted in dark green ink. It Is ot tne same shape and size aa Uf oioei ordinary atamus. through negotiations with the Amer tran chamber of commerce at the French capital; the proposition Is now to enlist the united efforts of mer chants In the scheme which might re sult In magnificent benefits to Wash ington. The world war has dealt stun ning blows to modistes of France. Coming with a suddenness that was startling, the conflagration that was destined to envelop the greater part Washington society is not such an cn from "the bottle," Just as any other up to be a decent, respectable Amerl forbears and what's more, he has will cease, his fair companion will to the too where less consideration Beauty is given the utmost freedom showed the greatest delight one day tried to Intimidate bis audience, bul thing for well-bred Americans to be his approbation and b'lnked and of Brazil before his eye were open of $5,000,000 a Day each day. In 1865 only 70.000.000 pieces of paper money with a nominal value of $144,219,920 were destroyed. llegula tlons for the destruction of paper money have recently been codified and revised by the treasury depart ment. The government first issued paper money In connection with the Civil war finances, and Secretary Chase's ELEVEN -CENT STAMPS NOW' ON -SALE" - Other Peculiarities of Animal Are Canary-Colored Eyes, 8ky-Blue Mane and Green Tail Carried Cleaver In Foot Chicago. An orange-colored horse absolutely not the scarlet one that haunted Evanston last February, but orange-colored, vivid, like flame has been observed lately on the South side of Chicago, especially, If not exclus ively, in the neighborhood of Fifty third street and Indiana avenue. A riot call brought a wagon load of police to that corner immediately after the first appearance ot the oddly radiant beast. The shrill screams ot ft woman who never had seen a horse like that before aroused the whole neighborhood. But the horse disap peared as quickly as It had come. Have Only Description. Detectives who have sought to Iden tify the animal and to question its Jwner if he should be found, say that Aey have not themselves seen the lorse, but have obtained an eye-witness lescrlption from a young lady, as fol- "The horse Is quite different from :he type ordinarily seen In Chicago. The orange-colored body is merely one )f the peculiarities. In addition I no ticed that the eyes are canary yellow, :he mane sky-blue, the tall a tropic lhade of green, the tongue Jet block ind pointed like a fishhook, and the :eeth presumably artificial are of polished gold." Meat Cleaver In Forefoot. Questioned more closely, the young woman remembered that the beast limped a little with its right forefoot, ind thnt the left forefoot, oddly Bhaped ike thn hand of a gorilla, hrrndlshed tn ordinary meat cleaver such as may je observed In any butcher shop. This tern, the cleaver, is believed to be .he only tangible clue to the Identity )f the beast. At a late hour last tight, however, the police had not re ceived any complaint ot a missing lleaver. The young lady said also that the Ips of the horse, when she biw it, were parted in "a sort of leering grin." 3ut this testimony Is not taken at ar, tor authorities are agreed that a lorse laugh never Is a leer.' It Is .berefore supposed that she Is mis aken about the lips. Had Late 8upper In Loop. It was Monday night that the young soman saw the horse. It must have teen nearly midnight, too, for Bbe Never Had Seen Horse Before. Like That says she had a late supper that eve ning In the loop district, and she did not see the horse until some time after she had retired. The lady's home is not It Chicago, but In Peru, Ind. She ws visiting friends here and enjoying the taste of city life greatly, very greatly, Im mensely. In fact, It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree of the enjoy ment But In Peru, it is said, the oldest Inhabitant never has seen a horse like the one she saw here. Some of the village residents, it Is true, have seen other curious animals, such as centl-pede-mlce, slxteen-ounce spiders and dachshunds longer than the village fire hose, but never an orange-colored horse with gold teeth. The appearance of the horse was, Indeed, so strange that she screamed hysterically when she saw It, and It was her cries that brought the matter to the attention ot the police. Diamond Found in Pancake. Newcastle, Ind. Mrs. C. C. Hyde re cently missed a diamond set out of a ring. After a diligent search about the borne the set was given up aa lost. A few mornings ago pancakes were served for breakfast. One member ol the family found something hard In his mouth and on examination It proved to be the lost diamond. It is supposed the set dropped from the ring into some butter and was conveyed to thf cake. X. v?. Jy b . w, Vw- ... I ' : ff A5 DID THE- EKA-ELITE3 WANDERING FLACC AT WHC?rO5! iN THE. WILDERNESS C CHRI5T WA5 BAPTIZE 0' UhkTKr-. BY JOHN THE. BAPTIST ' JFT&Zl j . ;ir- ; V.- : , , HAT thin strip upon the I "' 1 XQ- eastern coast of the Med- JL , . Iterraneau sea, the Holy Jfc,'., a ' TfgVJ) Land, sacred to the bo- frfi?$fc&$Zg? i ', j f?rin Hcvers of three world-re- AAJi-- 'JUi j S'lfl M llBloiw. to Christians. rJ ' I V'vf Jews and MoB,enl8' nd 1 -. ,.. ..;f Hi f jly5 ground wherein were $'' ;' i'--" r "4 J;j cradlud ,,lea" w,"ch 4t"h""" - -sjjft r : l!f have made almost all t-C.jsr . M , ...' j 1 1 AT thin strip upon the eastern coast of the Med iterranean sea, the Holy Land, sacred to the bu lierers of three world-re-Unions, to Christians, Jews and Moslems, and ground wherein were cradled Ideals which have made almost all civilization tributary. Is a bridge between the Moslem power In Asia Minor and the Moslem power in Kgypt, and so as sumes strategic Importance in the war of the nations. Yot tho Holy Land Is a laud embalmed in the spirit and cus toms of 3.000 years ago, according to a description of village lire there as prepared by John I). Whltlug for the National Geographic noclety: "Manners and customs which pre vailed In Palestine In Hlhlical days arc still unchanged. While the townspeo ple nre ioslng their ancient customs and quaint costumes, the vlllugcrs are, In these things, as they were 000 years ago. Three dlBtlnct classes Inhabit the land; the Uodouln. a uo madlc, war-loving race; the Fellaheen, agriculturists, shepherds and villuge dwellers; and the Madanlyeh, who live In the towns nnd cities and are artisans. . . "The present-day villages are locat ed, aa a rule, either on the tops of hills, originally for protection, or near some spring or source of water. Many are built upon the foundations of build liigs whose origin dates back thou sands of years. There does not exist a Blngle example ot a peasant village that has been founded in modern times. "Village streets are crooked, nar row and unpaved. The farmers' bouses are crowded close together for protection. These houses consist of one lurge room, usually square. About two-thirds of the space within Is de voted to a raised, masonry platform, some 8 to 10 feet above the ground, and this Is the kitchen, storeroom, bedroom and living room of the fam ily. Ilelow this platform, the cattle and flocks are housed, goats and sheep, a few work cuttle, and perhaps a donkey or camel. "Kach village has a guest chamber HAS BRAWN IN Winner of Mile Run Explodes Anglo American Tradition That One Man Can't Have Both. That the possession of brawn does not necessarily preclude the posses sion of brains is the lesson taught us hy young Norman S. Taber, lately an Oxford Rhodes scholar, who recently In the Harvard stadium established a new world's record of four minutes twelve and three-fifths seconds for the mile run, breaking by three-twentieths of a second the record ot four min uter tw-'lve and three-fourths seconds, whlcn as established by W. O. George or England twenty-nine years ago Stop watches today record fifths not fourths of a second. It may seem like putting too fine a point upon a running race In timo It to twentieths of a second : but In this age of special ization nothing Is more highly special ized tlan athletics: and as five of the most reliable watch holders In the country all caught Mr. Taber'a time alike, there Is little doubt that he fair ly tied the record and that technically ha certainly broke It. Hut. as we said before, the Inter esting thing about this achievement of wind and muscle Is that It was ac- USES ACETYLINE IN FOREST Forestrit Utilize it to Flash sages by Morse Tele graph Code. Mes- The new acetylene signal lantern used In the national forest service for signaling by the Marse telegraphic code works so successfully that mes sages can be read hy the naked eye at a distance ot flftoen miles In clear weather, and the lantern baa been worked to focA advantage over a dts- Wj civilization tributary. Is '" -",. V U v . v " i ' rjf A PUBLIC WE.LU IN which Ik the social center for all the village men, who love companionship and are great goHHlps. Kach day, by turn, one of the villagers furnishes the coffee, beans and sugar, to be Berved to the men who guther at the guest chamber, lie, also, supplies the food and bedding If some ordinary guests come along. "They are, of course, great respect ers of persons; so that If a common man happens In, a couple of fried eggs with bread and olives will d for him, If a more Important personage ar rives, a pair of roast chickens is pro vided for his supper; but If a still more honored one or a company of men apeur, a lamb or kid la killed. The village guestchamber Is a club of the village men. "Children in the peasant families are always welcomed. The father prides himself on his boys. Even the mother prefers them, and when ques tioned as to the number of her off- SPITE OF BRAIN compllshed by a man of more than ordinary Intellectual development. Mr. Taber Is an American who, after his graduation from llrown university, went to Oxford, as a Rhodes scholar. He was a runnor of ability when at Brown; he continued to dovelop brain and body together at Oxford, and his running has Improved aa bis mind has broadened and matured. There Is a special reason why Americans should be proud of Mr. Taber's achievement, however. Until recently It had been a tradition that, while Americans were supreme In the dashes, and field events, which require tense skill aid quick effort rather than endurance, they were usually In ferior to their British cousins In the long runs, which require what the Engllshmar .-lls "bottom," or what the Ameii'-s youth less eunhonlouslv terms "gut . Mr. Taber has helped to Bhsttei this tradition and vindicate thd American staying power. How Far New York Trains Travel. The subway and elevated trains In the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, New York city, travel every day a distance of more than twice the circumference of the globe. tance of nineteen miles when good binoculars were used at the receiving station. The gas Is produced by the ordi nary carbide and water, and the tank, which is adjustable to the back of the lantern, Is sufficiently large for about three hours of signaling. When burning normally only enough gas Is admitted to the lantern to maintain a minute flame, but when the controlling key Is depressed the gas aperture Is enlarged and the flame flares up Instantly, producing a 7f V1 NAZARE.TH spring, she will say she has five chil dren and two girls or whatever the numbers may be. This Is the more strange since the would-be husband must pay his father-in-law a hand some price for the girl, while boys are a heavy expense, and their wives and weddings are costly affairs. "Women are looked upon as some thing inferior. The woman may nev er call her husband by his first name, but 'Ob father of Ahmed', or whatever the eldest son's name may be. The wife likewise takes the name of her first-born son. The husband will nev er say 'my wife' or mention her first name, but will say either 'the mother of Ahmed' or 'my family', 'the relative In uiy bouse', 'the forbidden', or the daughter of my uncle!' The reason for this last title Is that the village man In the Holy Land marries his first cousin in preference to anyone else, and tn fact she cannot marry another if he wants her. "When tho fellah or peasant child is born. Its tender skin, without belug washed, is rubbed with olive oil and salt. For seven consecutive days It is reoiled, and when a week old gets tts first bath and Is again oiled. In some localities they cons'der it unsafe to bathe the baby before It Is 40 days old. Mortality iidom the babies is great, and It Is not to b wondered at, for In view of the rough treatment they re ceive, it becomes a question of the survival of the fittest "The ways of these village folk, their methods of agriculture, of ad ministration, ot household and com munity, and of sanitation are primi tive reminiscences ot the days before the coming of Christ The refuse ot their villages are piled in great heaps around It, and there left to fester. Their plowing Is a bare scratching of the ground with wooden plows, while they thresh their grain by flailing and treading, and mill It In stone mortars. "The marriage customs of these peo ple are Interesting. Young men mar ry at about twenty, and girls between twelve and sixteen. The son, on com ing of marriageable age, picks his wife by choice of sight no courtship Is allowed when his father arranges all further details. The girl has oy voice In the matter. The price of M m bride depends on her age, beauty use fulness and family connections. It ' ranges, in our money, from $100 to 1400." "flash," which continuen so long as the key Is kept depressed. The dots and dashes of the Morse code are pro duced by manipulation of the key. Popular Mechanics. The Instinct of Precedence. "Of course, your wire favors votes for women T" "Yes." replied Mr. Meekton; "but I suspect she'll And It hard to ap prove of any plan that allows soma of the women she knows to vote Just the same aa she does."