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The Pickens sentinel-journal. (Pickens, S.C.) 1903-1906, November 02, 1904, Image 6

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Not*.?The following article has
been ^Mely published and Is ono of
the iuost remarkable illustrations of
the> rnlue of careful marshalling anil
analysis of fuels In presenting a subto
the public.
/ rh# lllulon of Whisky, Totmcco it ml
j ' Con**..
I ;
/ The Creator mndo all things, we be/
/ lf
so, lie must have made these.
/ We know what Ho made food siul
/ water for. nml nir and sunshine. but
/ wliy Whisky. Tobaeeo aiul Coffee?
I ' They are hare sure enough aud each
I performing its work.
I There must be souie great plan be/
hind It all; the thoughtful man seeks
/ to understand something of that plan
I aud thereby to judge these articles for
their true worth.
Let us not say "bad" or "good" with
out taking testimony.
There are times ami conditions when
it certainly seems to the casual observer
that these stimulant narcotics are
real blessings.
Right there is the ambush '.hnt conceals
a "killing" enemy.
One can slip,into the iiabit of either
whisky, tobacco or coffee easy enough,
but to "untangle" is often a fearful
struggle. |
It seems plain that there are circum- |
stances when the narcotic effect ot' |
these poisons is for tL moment in.iw.. .
tidal, but tho fearful arg uuent against i
them Is that seldom ever does one liu<l J
a steady user of either whisky, cof- j
fee or tobuceo free from disease of '
some kiud.
Certainly powerful elements In their
effect on (he human race.
It is ti matter of dally history testified
t? by literally millions of people,
that Whisky, Tobacco ami Coffee are
smiling, promising, beguiling friends
on the start, but always false as hell j
itself in the end. once Hiey get nim j
iioui enough to show their streuutb. !
they Insist upon governing anil drive |
the victim steadily towards ill health j
lu some form; if permitted to continue ,
to rule, they will not let tip until phy- |
sical and mental ruin sets in.
A man under that spell (and "under i
the spell" is correct), of any one of
these drugs, frequently assures himself
and his friends, "Why, I can leave
off any time I want to. I did quit for
a week just 10 show I could." It Is a |
sure mark of tlie slave when one gets j
to that stage, lie wiggled through a j
week lighting every day to break the
spell, was Quailv whlnnpfl nmi i>oo-or? i
his slavery all over again. j
Tho slave (Coffee slave as well as i
Tobacco nml Whisky) daily reviews bin
condition, sees perfectly plain the
steady encroachments of disease, how 1
the nerves get weaker day by day and (
deanand the drug that seems to smile j
and offer relief for a few minutes and i
then leave the diseased condition !
plainer to view than ever and grow- 1
lng worse. Many times the Coffee
slave realizes that he is between two
fires. He feels bad if lie leaves off
ainl a little worse if he drinks and allows
Hie effect t?? wear off.
So It goes on i coin iliiy id day. Every i
night the struggling victim promises
himself that lie will break I lie habit I
and next day when lie feels a little ]
bad (as he is quite sure to), breaks, i
not the habit, but his own resolution. |
It is nearly always a tough ti^lit, with 1
disaster ahead sure if the habit wins.
1 There liave lTUTn hundreds of thousands
of people driven to their graves
through disease brought on by coffee
drinking alone, and it Is quite certain (
that more human misery is caused by 1
corree and tobacco thun by whisky, for 1
the two first uro more widely used,
and more hidden and insidious in tlio
effect on nerves, heart and other vital 1
m organs, and are thus imstispecttvl nn
til much of the dangerous work is
Now, Reader, what is your opinion
as to tlio real in-v I lie Creator has lor j
these tilings? Take a look at tlio tpies- j
.tion from this point or view.
k There is a law of Nature and of Na
tuie's (!od that things slowly evolve
from lower planes to higher, a sturdy,
steady and dlgulUed advance toward j
nt/vt'A unfffu'l 1 It i ?i i'c ?ii luifli l 11 r? I * 1? \ .
"""" *
Hical and Spiritual world. '1 lie pon ,
derous tread of evolutionary develop- ! i
nient is tlxed by the Infinite and will'
not bo quickened out of natural law i
by any of man's methods
Therefore we see many Must rations
showing how nature chocks too rapid I
advance. Illinois raises phenomenal
crops of corn for two or three \cars.
If she continued to do so every year
her farmers would advance in wealth
far beyond those of other sections or
countries. So Nature interposes a bar
P f 111' 011 ill* tVlUI* VlHHW 1 Mil liVllloa
-Oil u "bad year."
Here we see the leveling iutluem'e
at work.
A man is prosperous i hi> business
for a number <>f years ami grows ri< h.
Then Nature sets the "leveling influence"
at work on him. Sum of his
investments ! *?\ he b. comes lu xurious
ami lazy, i'erhai - i: Is wli:>!(y, tobacco,
Coffee, womcji. gambling, or
some other form. The intent a ml purpose
is to level liiui. Keep him from
evolving too fur ahead of tin- mass' >.
A nation becomes 1 ; ami
groat like ancient K0111 ? it' n > level,n.;
influence set. In ?dn? woul I 41'>: 111 nntc
tht' world perhaps for nil liMio. Hut
Dame Nature sots lior army of " 1.>\ 1 01s"
at work. Luxury, over eating and
drinking, llcetiiiouHiii'sA. u i.x'o anil oxti9vagntiee,
indulgences of all kinds,
tlion comcg tlu wreck. Sure, Sure, (
Suro. ?.
1 no Inw of the unit is tin* law of tho !
mass. Man koi-s through tho same
process. Weakness ilti' childhood),
gradual growth of Jtrengtfl, energy,
thrift, probity, prosperity, wealth,
comfort, case, relaxation, self-lndulgenoe,
luxury, idleness, waste, do
oauchery, disease, and tho wreck follows.
Tho "li!V?lo#s" ?i*t? to tho huuhofl
along the pathway of every successful
man and woman and they bag the majority.
Q. Only now and then can a man stand
out against, these "lovelera" and hold
. Ids^ 'ortune, tamo ami health to the
. end.
Ho the^Creator has use for Whisky,
V- Tobacco and Coffee to level down the
\h successful ones and those who show
lis.fcns of being successful, and keep
P'thero back in the race, so that the great
"field" (the masses) may not ho left
too far tyehlnd.
And yet we must admit that same all
,wlso proqtor has plqc$d it in (he pow
' |r
I P iiW.f II .
er of man to stand upright, clothed In '
the armor of a clean cut, steady mind
nud say unto lijmsolf, "I decline to ex- I
change my birthright for a mess of '
pot age.
"I Hill not deaden my senses, weaken
my grip ou affairs and keep myself
cheap, common and behind In fortune
and fame by drugging wlfli whisky, J
tobacco or cofFoiv lift* is ton slim-t if
is hard euouj;li to win Hie good thing.*, '
without any sort of handicap, bo a tuna
1 Is certainly a 'fool trader* when lie ,
trades Rtrength, licaltti, money, and the
good things that come with power, for
the half-asleep condition of the 'drug- I
gor* with the certalntj* of si-kness and !
t'isease ahead."
It Is a matter each individual must
decide for himself. lie can be :i lead- J
er and semi-gj.i If ho wid. or he can ;
go along through life a drugged clown, i
a cheap "hewer of wood or carrier or 1
Certain it Is that while the llreat !
Fs.tlier of \is all does not s?em to I
"miiul" if some of His children are j
l'oolisli anil .stupid, lie seems to select
others (perhaps those II" intends for
sonu> sp?oi:>! worki and allows ili?tn t.i
ho threshed and castigated most fearfully
by these "levelers."
If a man tries iiirting \vi;h these lev- '
elers awhile, and yets a few slaps as
a hint, he had better inke tho him or
a good solid blow will follow.
When a man tries to live upright, j
clean, thrifty, sober, :;n.? uiulrugged, j
manifesting as near as be knows what
the Creator Intends lie should, liappi- !
Iiess. bealtU and oeaee seem to count i
Id him. Dors It pay?
This article was written to set pAo- ,
pie thinking, to rouse the "tied with- i
in." for every lilglil\ ^aniseed man j
and woranu has Mmes when they feel '
a something calling from within for '
them to press o the front ami "he
about the Father's business;" don't ;
mistake it; the 'park of the Intlnite I
is there and it pays in every way, I
health, happiness, peace, and even j
worldly prosperity, to break off the '
habits and strip clean for the work |
cut out for us.
It has been the business the writer
to provide a practical an 1 easy way j
for people to break away from the j
coffee habit and be assured of a re.urn
t.i health av.d ell of the good things
that brings, provided the abuse tins
not gone too fur, and even tlnui the !
cases where the body has been rebuilt
on a basis of strength and health run
1. lo the thousands.
It <s an easy anil comfortable step to I
stop *.c(Tee instantly by having well- 1
imulo Postum Food Coffee served rich
and l\ot with good cream, for the coi- i
or and flavor Is there, but none of the '
caffeine or other ue?vi' destroying elements
of ordinary coffee.
On the contrary, the most powerful
rebuilding elements furnished by Nature
are in Postum and they quickly
set about ronnirin?? tlio iinmn??? vni
ilom is it more than tw.> days after
the elinnge is made bufnre tlie ohl
stomach or bowel troubles ??r complaints
of kidneys, heart, head or
nerves show unmistakable ?*vidence of t
getting better r.nd ten d.iys* time
changes tilings wonderfully.
Literally millions of brain working
Americans to-day use I'.nstiiin. having
found tiie value and common .sense in
the change.
Q'.ll in English Parliament to Curtail
the Canine's Time. I <
It is said (lint very dog has his
lay. Many of them 1 ave nothing :
Bl3? . However tha1 may be, the day I
r?f fill rlncro !?? Wti trl > . * /I i . 1 - -* '
ninimiu la aixiu id ut: '
much .-horter. It once consisted <:f
twenty-four liouis. but a bill has
been introduced in parliam< nt which
rails for the ringing of a dog < urIVw,
ao to say, says the Huston
This dog bill is designed iu lessen
(lie damage done by do^"> in the worrying
of cattle, and this it is proposed
to do by instituting a kind of
irurfew for dogs and rubbing them
of the time-honored privilege of
"first bite."
Mirnurio, in order to be Miiet-es.-tfni !
in an a< -lion for damaged i.one by a !
iiog. it has been necessary to prove
n previous mlsehevlous propensity i
in the animal, The tlr.st clause or
the ntw bill iedles (hat th?- owner
ot' the dog shall bo Iia.t;I.- in damage:*
for injuibs done to any entile by
tiiat dog; ami it shall not be ne< east.t
>' ti> nltow a previous mi.se'hfvious
propensity i i Ilit* dog. or l In* owner'.-*
\> m %-1,>(h:(' of sin li prop nxity. or to
show that (lie Injury \va.s attribut
l?. 1 |o neglect o.i tli part of the
If it can I)1 proved that any don
!ia.-> chased or injured cattle that dog ('
is banned as dangMou* and may
b . proceodt-l again*! according to
i'. I- provision > ol* a ri./or>n!.s law. As
for ih- iin' w regulation, it empow
? : ; ihf Hoard of Agri.-ulture to make
0:1!. rn "for preventing dogs from 1
starving a 1 or an of tlu* hour.i bet
w.n n sun. 1 an I .-Kihris.v" St-iiy
doga may b<; ::nj ?>. tided at the < x ;
[iciisc of tin? owner, and if not i iaimed
within live ehar ' j.ya may ho de- '
A Mutual M otak;.
|,i;lli> Willie to'.vl I'U :i tie. r thu.t
I l'.in Wfi-I Oil tile f rol> t inireli hut
aIm m an lm<.stig''.tfo? was made, It
v as f .mil ( i bo 11?? N wfoundland
dug, which had been newl> sheared.
"Now, Willie," suld his mother,
"y u have t'^ld a v?-ry naughty s; ry,
and you must go to your roo?ii an I
pray for forgiveness and rc.liaiu
then? until the \. rd do. s forgive ,
Willie |>jv inptly obeyed, but he was '
gone only a few nilnutes before he
fam? tripping back.
"Did thd Lord forgive you?" askod
his mother.
!?,. * rrki.lv "ail,! Ifn cnl.l
lie didn't blame rne much, either,
'cause when He firni saw it llo sorter
thought it waa a lion hinnolf.DEOBNKR
Papa Hayaeed- Our boy ain't what
he lister be, Manila. 1 * itaifit lie get
tin* weak.
Mamma H.?Why, Hiram?
P. H.?Well, he nays In hid lettei
that hla bent, gal threw him down, and
he irster be a big, strong feller,?Phil
adeli>lila Bulletin.
^ / . ' ' '
\ i*.
20 O Years
I'akcn by Rooko in 1704 as an
ai; eriiiouprlit, INow Brittiin's
I'.y liiiland McNeill lit tlin Nlnteentli Cor.tnry
mill After.
Ifoii IigiU ^ August 4, 1701 (new
iyj style), the Itock of (Slbrnl
| tar was captured by Great
!??. Britain. and it lias refill
l^l inaincd in her possession
from that day to this. Among the
many possessions scattered all over tjie
globe that are comprised in the British
Umpire to-day there Is none that
llit> nation holds with croator trm'ir-n-v
for reasons botli of sentiment and of
material interest and none that it
would lose with more poignant shame
and sorrow that the redoubtable strong*
hold we took from Spain at the beginning
of the reign of Queen Anne.
The fact that throughout the eighteenth
century, when so many conquests
in both hemispheres changed
hands backward and forward in successive
wars and under successive
treaties, Gibraltar remained perma
neiitly in the keeping of England,
might seem to prove that British sentiment
with regard to it was from the
first the same as it is to-day. But this
is far from having been the ease. For.
although at the <*nd of 200 years of
our possession of the fortress, at a
time when the imperial instinct of
Englishmen has become more consciously
developed and more deeply ingrained
than ever before, and at the
same time more intelligently appreciative
of the true meaning of sea power
and alive to the strategical requirements
of its maintenance, the retention
<>f the key of the Mpditr>rr?iinmt low
become an essential article of our political
creed, it was a considerable
time before the immense value of the
acquisition was fully railized by British
It seems strange enough to us to remember
that King (Jeorge I. and his
Ministers were ready to give up Gibraltar
merely to secure Spain's acquiescence
ia the arrangement by
which the Quadruple Alliance was
anxious to make some pettifogging
moil ideations in tin. ?f
tories effected by the treaty of Utrecht,
hut it is still more extraordinary lliat
so clenr-sijjhted, patriotic and hiuhspirited
nil empire builder as I.onl
Chatham himself should have made a
similar offer as an inducement to
Spain lo help 11s to recover Minorca?
and this, moreover, at a time when the
fortress has Imcn in our hands for
more than half a century and its vital
importance to our growing maritime
supremacy had already been abundantly
proved in the naval wars of the
period. Happily the Spaniards were
as blind as ourselves to the supreme
importance of the position commanding
the road from the Atlantic to tlie
The truth is, as readers of Mahau
ilo not. need to he reminded, that the
importance of sea power and the na
..... ..I tin- KMMIU1II.IIII.1 Oil \\ II It'll Jl IS
based wore very imperfectly grasped
even by Holland in the .seventeenth
f.ml the first half of the eighteenth century
and scarcely at all by any other
Knropoan power. Occasionally at intervals
some statesmen like Colbert
in France, or Alberon't in Spain, bad
more than an inklinir of the trnth.
bU no nation except Kn^land made
ib'liberaie and sustained efforts with a
view to maritime development. Kven
IOnubind ilitl so rather by instinct than |
by insight.
i \t t f.; j M: > . f... i
lil - I llll" -I!'!!- |
eiplcs m" maritime |??-iit-y '.lie tuning i?f j
t iihralt.ir ami its hi.slory during tlit*
following ihrec-?:iiarters of a cenlury
:IJT.II-.! .i .?tril%ii!g illustration. .fust as
tiif vast importance of its acquisition
was at tin* time underrated both l?y
Kttglai'.i! .".ml Spain. so its actual caniuro
by tin1 former wr.s an afterthought
mill (it may almost It" >-ai<l) an accit
111. Ir Is -.iii*?? a Mritish poss?s*;on in
II: ? tirst ii.stance becar.se ai a time
when I if.p|e?neil to be at war wiili
r?ne of the rival I'iaimnnts io the Spanish
thrum* our admiral in the M -flit
teraii'-an happened to liavo no particular
ohjcetive in view, situl. having
I'mit?"?l in his only enterprise of that
year. wii<- linw' '.u^ to return home
Willi i l!i t that had done notliln;:
for lh" lion >t of the Has;. So lie thought
lie misrlit as well maUo an attacU on
(Miraltar ; do any thin;; else. Noveriheless.
Ills action has to ho rookon.>il
ar.oiijc tho notable "i I oils that
won tli > o:.:pire," ami one that on its.,
Iii-centon. :iry deserves to be hold in
roini-nihr.; nee.
Walking :m :i I im> Art.
Tli iv is no virtue in a dawdling
saunter. 'i'lio slow and languid dragK'.ny
of on ' foot after tiio oilier, which
some p >ple call walkiiiir. would tire
an athlete, it utterly oxIuiuMs a weal;
I r I I . ,9 I ( .II I I 11.11 l-> I III" I I JI >1# I I Mil,)
111;:ny delicate persons think they canrot
walk To derive any l> 'iiefH from
tin- exi'iv;>,;'. >iiy-c the I'urnl!y Doctor,
it is noeessary to walk with a light,
clastic step, which swings the weight
of the l? Illy so easily from one ley to
the other that its weight is not t'elt,
ami which produces a hvalthy glow,
showing that the iui<li blood is
Mined t<> action iu lIti* most remote
VP'.IH. i /(/>
liarrlt llliil In tlio World,
A ct'i iaia kind ot a pheasant found in
the mountains between Attain and
I.oas is said to he tlu- rarest bird in
existence. For a long time Hh exist
pnee was unknown only by the fact
that its longest and most splendid
plume was much sought after by' the
mandarin* for their headgear. A single
skin is worth $.~i00, and if the blrtl
would live in captivity its value would
bo lubulous.
Ail Aato For the l'ope.
The Pope is to purchase an automobile
for his personal use In taking bis
daily rides through (he Vatican gar
ilot^s. The unusual spectacle of a wellrolnted
electric brougha'n standing in
the papal carriage house aide by side
with the state carriage of the Pope
ufH tCAuae commcnt at first
( ' t
Country Bferclimita FJ^ht CatMo(a?
House* Through tocitl Workllei.
Cronin Brothers, owning a general
store at Morris, HI., a town between
throe thousand and four thousand people,
publish large interesting ads in
the local newspaper, advocating buying
at home and offering to sell at
same prices as the large Chicago
houses. If freight, otc., bo added. The
Announcements nre so large as to
make their reproduction an impossibility.
In the paragraphs below, the
gist of one of them Is given without
We propose to moot tho prices of tho
department stores or catalogue houses.
All we ask is that yon deal with ns
on the same basis that you deal with
catalogue houses, and give us tho same
amount of time to got the goods which
it would requiro to cot them from
them, i-lank your money down when j
you order the goods and we will meet j
each and ovorv nrloo tlir>v nmlfn nml I
furnish you the same Roods at the |
samp prices they off or you.
We will go further.
We don't ask you to take any goods ;
where mistakes arr> made in ordering. I
We'll shoulder the mistakes. If any of j
you have ever had an.vthinc come !
wrong you know what a idee little job j
it is to get It corrected, 110 matter how
willing the llrm is to do so. It takes | '
correspondence, stamps and freight on j
the goods to got them exchanged, to j
say nothing of the loss of time.
Some neonle nrefer to hu\ awav from 1
home because it sounds big to bo able ' y
to say they ordered from Chicago, etc. j
Wo k.iow of one party who is actually i '
paying more for goods bought away ,
from Morris than ho could buy them J ?
of his dealer hero. This kind of peo- J
plo we can do nothing for, but the kind I
who are making the dollar go just as !
far as they can, wo can ami will do j
.something for. Give us a trial on the v
proposition wo make, if you are one ?
of those who have been buying away
from home. Bring your catalogue with j
you. If we fail to furnish the goods ! ^
without a reasonable excuse don't give j
us your confidence again. Try us once. | t
Wo don't foar the result. We are j
residents of Morris. Wo are your | 7
home merchants. We help pay taxes. ^
We have to live and consume some of
your products.
Is our proposition wrong? j
The whole trouble about our people ^
about Morris is the same with which j
so many communities are suffering. ?
That old slow-coach credit. Some of
it so slow we never get it. No mer- j ]
chant can sell goods cheap on that ! >\
plan. The dollar invested in goods to* ! j
day and sold for cash to-morrow ran | t
l.o inwp^ed in more goods tho follow- s
inj; daj' and tho same process of sale {
may ho repeato<], hut tho dollar in- t
vested in goods to-day and sold 011 <;
credit to-morrow is tied up just so long
as you don't get it haelc, and its earn- n
iiig eapaeity is stopped for the iner- n
i hant until he gets it back again. Can
you wonder why the catalogue house t
has the advantage in price over most t
r>f your home merchants? The cata- 11
loguo house won't trust you; even de- fi
niands tho money in advance with 110 s
Moods ill sight. Your homo merchant ! 1
often trusts and often to his sorrow, I g
even though 100 per cent, sometimes i ^
lie his profit. Many times a seeming j a
profit of "J.'t per cent, on goods sold to j t
a good man turns out to he merely a | ?T
small interest en the money invested | s
because <>f slow pay. Trent your honifl I ><
merchant like yon are compelled to j h
treat your catalogue house and wo ! ?
think you will get hotter results. j fi
An Arritr.ito Tiinnki'i'pftr, ' J(
The host timekeeper in the world is j a
said to ho the electric clock in the q
basement of the lierlin Observatory, j
which was installed by 1 rot. I'oersler t
in 1S'C>r?. It is enclosed in an airtight n
?'!jiss cylinder and lias frequently run t
for periods of two and three month!) n
with an average daily deviation of b
nn!y 'r. lilii i of a second. Astronomers n
are ma'uiiiK efforts to improve even t
this and to secure ideal conditions for n
the <.ok hy keeping it not only in
an airtight cas*\ l>nt in ail underground e
vaUii WIllTe ill I III Cl cn.limes (>l ICIli- >
peraiure nor of barometric pressura ?
shall eve.' affect it. 1J
( 11?*:%|> ^
h'o: 10 of th ? Japanese tradesmen in I
th" s111;> 11i*r towns o!' Nippon have a !
curious way i>t' u> 1 vcrilsin? their bus- ! ^
in ss. (in their i*i*i 1 it forearms they i tl
talton futures the shoviuaker, a shoe; j y
the woodcutter, an ax; the butcher, a ; f|
! aver. I'nderneaih tiesc emblems I
are Kiwli inscriptions as, "1 do my ;
work modi'->tij ?i: I cheaply or "I :ilit (
sis :..oil lit niy trad" as most of my fed- j
lows." When they are tonk:iiy: for j
work limy bare their arms and wall* j
tbouI llm street
Wlipri- "l>l//.v" \\ in I'.orn.
The l.ondoii i '*>11111 y ('ouneil, in ilie i
coiu'm' of the otlieial explanation of its j
' eleetion '_'J Th'ohahl road, \V. as
the birthplace of I?israeli, lias tlto fob I
lowing passage: 'd'enjamlii was horn I
on H. ember Jl. 1.S(M, and unless his
mother was away from home at the
tiuie, this event must have taken place
at the house in iiuestion."
It is all right, of course, remarks the
I.ori!oii News, but it reads oddly at
Oncer Wnv of Tilling Time.
In Malay the natives keep a reeord
of time in a remarkable manner.
Flouting in a l>nck( t tilled with water j
tli'-y plac ? a cocoa nut shell having a
small perforation, through which I)}'
slow degrees the water finds its way
h.side. This opening is so proportioned
that it t:iK s just one hour for
'.lie shell to til! and sink. Then a
wnt. iin-a 11 calls out, the shell is emptied
and the operation is begun again.
Cliiilil'n Dnteot I ? ?.
i in' ucii'cuve lorce mi i^imiiu is h
secret body second to none in tln? world
in point of organization. From one
(Mid of tlio celestial land to (lift other
a very wide-open eye is kept upon
every man, woman and child, whether
foreign or native, and, for that matter,
the dctcctivea watch one another most
Cttlnl* I.rirn and Tulln.
r.nfe and tulle to tlie value of $12,
(MX),000 were exported from Cnlain to
England last year. The manufacture
of those boocIh in Calais is largely In
the hands of Nottingham people, who
Introduced the trado In the French
P*rt- "
ii i mil ?
Drinking Tea in the
the Worl
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fe- / ' .
c^;C, ' '? - ' ; ' .
rea Ceremony at the
lapanese Reservation,
?. ?G?O?O?
By t*he Countless de Montagu.
Tim ? . -
iv? tiifiuuii) is h unique nnu
ligbly ceremonious function only to
>e seen in the houses of aristocratic ,
>ersomiges. It Is n survival of the
ourtly etiquette of old Japan, and is
till practiced. Even at the public tea
louses in Japan it is unknown, except
0 the favored few, being too elaborate
nd expensive for an everyday thing. ,
The Tokio Tea I'alace, at the World's ,
'air, the Governmental institution for
he exploitation of tlie products of ,
apan, is presided over by Mr. K. Sano, j
1 rPhftivnn/1 nntltAi*l?v ^?? *?? ?
. > .. .?vv? IIIIUIVI LiiJ \J II ltd t UI1U UlOU j
. well-known antiquarian. Mr. Sauo ,
rns in lils employ a young lady from j
L'okio, who Las a school for young (
adles in that city. Here tlie (laugh- |
era of wealthy and high born per- ,
onnges are instructed in the intricacies 1
>f the "tea ceremony," for the tlaugh- (
er of the house usually acts as hostess
>n such occasions.
The etiquette of Japan is as severe '
is that of the court of Spain and even '
Prompt (Hi by curiosity I requested 1
o be initiated into the mysteries of [
lils pretty ceremony. On entering an
ipper room In the tea house I found
ive rather flat cushions placed in a
emicircle In the middle of the lloor. '
Lccording to immemorial usage, the '
nests must not exceed live. Miss '
line Abe, the Tokio young lady, was '
lready kneeling before the laeouered
en table. looking like 1111 animated *
apanese doll. Mac-It guest on entering '
ank down on her knees ni>on a cush~>n,
snlutiiik tlu> hostess by spreading '
icr hands llat on the floor in front
f her and bowing utmost to the
round, Miss Abe returning the saluntion.
The guest of honor was al- '
it tod the lirst seat, and to the one who 1
rrlved last was delegated the serving <
f the tea. '
The position to an Ameriean is most
rying, as all throughout the cerenotiy,
which occupies at least an hour,
lie guests are. as it were, kneeling
lid resting on their heels. One cannot j
iclp wondering whether the Japanese j
natomy is not <l moron t from ours, as :
r? them this attitude seems entirely
hi turn I.
Miss Alio was attired isi tin* pie'.nrS(|tio
garb of hor native laud. She i
vorft a llowin.i? kimono of pome soft i
ropy material sprigged with cherry :
ilossoms, branches of tho same ttower |
doming hor elaborate coiffure, ami i
bout hor waist was an obi or wide i
nsh embroidered ia swallows.
Afloi the usual compliments had
><vn exchanged. Miss AMr proctMMloil l<>
nuke llio t i. S!ic took tlio l?o;intifill i
Intsuina howl, tln> little wooden l:nllr\ ?
ml tin* b;?iiil>oo whisk, w.'ishin^ tlicin |
i|pj^^^ ' ' *W'
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I - < j
The Archbishop at llio General Convontl
United States
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C v
Japanese Pavilion at i
d's Fair
carefully In n brass pun, wiping on a .
crimson fnshama (or 'kerchief), which ^ j
she folded In a certain fashion before i c
tucking in hor bolt. When all of the x
ntenslls were In n state of Immaculate ^
cleanliness the hostess proceeded to
make the tea. From a vase of costly
cloisonne she extracted a fine greenish [ ,
powder, throwing two teaspoonsfni j
into the bowl reposing on the lioor bo- ?
sldl? hop* llfUntr H.n 11,1 r>f !,?. onn.lt I
less kettle, sho peered Into its depths ^
in order to see if ^lie water was bub- j
tiling. Then with a peculiar and stud- x
led movement of the hands she took n (
ladle full of the water anil poured it
[in the tea powder, whisking it briskly (
with a little bamboo implement much ,
resembling an egg beater; when a ^
froth ns light, as sea foam rises to the
mp t iio novornfte la ready.
The Inst guest wriggled from her !
sent, traversing the distance which ,
separated her from the tea table upon
tier knees and without rising offered j
the fragrant liquid to the guest of
liouor, the l>owl resting upon a scarlet
rushama. It Is etiquette for (ho porson
served to receive the bowl, hold- j
ing It daintily with the right band j
clasped about it, the bottom resting ^
in the palm of the left hand. She r
LVOlll.l elmmi c .... I........ I..
Iho code of manners did she sip her ^
tea ns we Western barbarians are t
wont to do. It must bo swallowed in n
exactly throe pulps and a half, then the c
spot touching the lips should be wiped c
with a fushania which is returned to | ^
the breast of the kimono, and the bowl ?
arofnlly sot down in front of hot*. (
lint one person Is served at a time, ]
which accounts for the length of the ^
'ton ceremony," the same minute cere- f
inonia! with not the slightest variation
>f gesture being omitted, being re- ^
icated each time. With the tea dainty ?
itid crisp little rice cakes are eaten. r
Everything is set upon the floor, the j
en bowl and t lie paper napkin which ^
lolds the cakes. (
Tho toboggan piano shown in tho no'onipanying
<Mit is so-onllod hooauso of A
Is rosombhinoo in shape; to (ho toboggan,
being turned up at hotli ends in
tho same manner as the real toboggan
i I
jwm/iiviA.i 1'IJA.IKI
is !il tlio front. The tool may bo cither j '
used :is a boii'-h or smoothing piano j *
nut <,;in 1)0 hold in one Itnlit! as a block j *
lilano. It is said to bo oxopptlonably ! '
lnrablo and froo from damage In bard I *
Tlio Allan steamship Victorian, I c
which Is to bo launched at Belfast
iext month, will bo the first turblno 1
doamship to take part in tho Atlantic '
imssonyor trade.
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rr?T rn
iiJLilO JthJLrj. n
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on of tho Episcopal Church of (ho '
nt Boston. J
I^rjr of a F?<tl*h OIH Who Didn't Roritii9
n?r Ifaalti, '
As the door closed behind Polly Tom
>okod ncross nt his mother.
"How long lias this been going on?"
e asked. "She used to be the jolllest
ttle youngster in the world."
Polly's mother shook her head nt
1m, although her eyes were troubleijr.
fon t oc severe on uer, Tom. Polly's
rowing up, nnd sometimes u girl
nkos growing up rather hard. Just
ow her sense of proportion is a #)tie
ut of focus nnd small troubles loom
it-go, but she'll find herself presently,
ml it will nil come right."
"I should hope so," Tom replied,
ervently. Upon second thought he rteIded
to say nothing to his mother of
he plan ho had half-resolved upon,
ut wait his opportunity with Polly. It
amo In a few days, when Polly enmo .
rom school tearful and indignant over
ier French mark. /
"It Isn't fair," she declared. "Mar- '
;aret Judson didn't do a bit better
rork than I, yet Margaret had nlnetyI\
and I only tdnely-three. I do think
have the hardest times!" she walled.
"Yes," Torn agreed, "I think you
I'olly lookod at him in surprise,
rom's attitude sinoo ho came home
intl not l)oen sympathetic?that was
mo of lier grievances.
Tom pulled a note-honk from his
iwi-kui jiiici negan to read:
"Monday was a horrid dull day, and
our JinIr wouldn't stay in curl and
!ve*ythinj? went wrong?as tilings alvays
do on rainy days. Tuesday you
vent down-town and couldn't find any
ilk like Lena Andrews', and had to
;et a homely old thing thai you would
tevcr like. Wednesday you discovered
hat nobody ever did understand you,
myway. Thursday evening at Miss
faeob's, Miss Jacob acted 'queer' and
'on wished you hadn't gone. Friday
Bridget let the cream custard curdle
vhen she knew It was your favorite
lessert! Saturda "
But Polly Interrupted. "O Tom.
lon't! I didn't know I " and then, n
leiuse impending, sue ruslieu tumuluously
from the room.
"O Tom!" the mother remonstrated,
ler own eyes full of tears.
"Don't you worry," Tom answered.
'I know Polly. She's grit, and she'll
ome through nil rlfflit. I'm just helpng
her grow up."?Youth's Companion.
MjltnlM of Knturr.
ITow does the bulb of the common
iiwn my got ueeper and deeper into
lie ground each ycnr? Why does the
ringer root hide Its blossoms when
learly all other plants flaunt theirs?
iVhy do the roots of trees flow through
he ground like runnels of molten
netal, often separating and uidting
[gain, while the branches are thrust
>ut in richt lines or curves? Why is
>ur common yellow birch more often
ban any other tree planted upon n
oek? Why do oaks or chestnuts so
i.'ton spring up whore a pine or hem*
oek forest has boon cleared away?
Vhy docs lightning so commonly strike
i hemlock tree or a pine or an oak,
md rarely ever a beech? Why does
he bolt sometimes scatter the treo
ibont, and at othors only plow a clmn10I
down Its trunk? Why doos tho
tumble bee complain so loudly when.
vorking upon certain flowers? Why
loos the honeybee lose tho sting when
t stings n person, while tho wasp, the ?
lornot.and tho humble bee do not? ^ '
low doos tho chimney swallow set ' ,
he twigs it builds its nest with? From
vhnt does the hornet mnko its paper?
I have never been greatly interested
n spiders, but I have always wanted
o know how a certain spider mannered
o stretch her cable squarely across
lie road ill tlio woods about my
leiffht from the ground.?John Rur? '
oughs, in Country Idfe In America.
Omnlvoroim l'olly.
Wallace Maxflold's parrot, it is said,
s receiving a remarkable education,
t is understood that Mr. Maxfield ir.
caching the bird to toll some of hi*
>est stories. "As my parrot will live
o be nearly a hundred years old, bar'ing
automobile rides," said Mr. Max
lom tue otner day, "I havo plenty of
ime to teach her before she dies."
It Is further understood that the
>ird is now studying th^ second verso
f the story about the (J. A. It. voterm
who liad his face ro full of bullets
hat it turneil the edge of the razor to
ihavo him.
"What does your parrot eat?" was
isked Mr. Maxfield llie other day.
"Well," answered Wallace, as he
arefnlly adjusted the ash of his pipe,
'anything that is suitable for an oleihant
is tit for my Polly. She'll eat
mytiiing from bananas lo lace cur*
ains."?Lcwiston (Mo.) Journal.
AV1111ii^ lo Drnioiinlrilc.
Tho lawyer was endeavorlm: to
irov > that tlio witness (Ii<I not .^ticU to
lie truth. Tho witness said ho kept
>i:? money concealed a!:oul tlio house,
iomo of it hidden in thr> rtove and tlio
est in other oncer plae The alloricy
glared at him tleroely.
"How did you get all tlmt money';"
io asked.
"Karned it," grunted tho witness.
"How did you earn it." por-lsted the
"Ain't I a roof or? I>idn'l i have a
ot of contracts during *?Jir> lust throo
nonths?" * >
' I'.ut how ooul'l you can ?1tC0 in
Nroo months?"
Tlio witness looked at llu* !uwyor
ivith uttor contempt. :
"You j?ive mo nn ovi'i : l>> roof your
io'.iso, Mr. Lawyer, ami 1*1! : u?w you
low I dlil It."?Now York l'lvss.
Cirlllnd Lion Sic. k>,.
An explorer, who hns ofUm. hy ooin
tuision, enicn tno ili-sh or animals not
tenerally used as hutnnu fooil, nays hat
erillocl lion steaks nro delicious
nut much superior to those of the tijor;
that the flesh of the rhinoceros,
iroporly prepared, has nil the good
(ualllies of pork; thai the trunk and
eet of young elephants resemble veal,
mil that stewed boa constrictor la a
ipleudid substitute for rabbit.
Fell Hlx Floor*.
In London the other#lay, AntolncU >
Ambrose, a little uirl of six, fell xU
dories, a distance of nloety-llvo ff?t.
Uie was catlffht bv a oloihov:;-.i.
>ouncod up high, and fell to tlie
{round. Sho sustained no injury
>vlmtev*r. tt was no worse, shn said,
Jam falling out of bed!

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