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Cigarette Smoking r ieaas to utner excesses t.ven wore Deleterious Rv Prof. fenks, the Sociologist, of Cornell ntKfSi University HK evils of cigarette smoking from the physical side M lJ luBtrated by careful medical investigations In a laree 'a8t' r'sj em university during a period of nine years were I I It was shown that non users of cigarettes gained physically I I about 25 percent more than cigarette smokers. w I The habit, nsnoclallv In earlv years, leads to excesses In other directions that are oven more deleterious. A similar effect seems to be felt on scholarship. As a rule, with of cnni-ao lniiiviiiiijii oTPontinna tha nil round scholars of the highest attainments, like the all round athletes of the highest grade, either abstain totally or are very temperate In the use of tobacco. It was estimated by the committee of fifty that not less than a billion dollars a yeur was expended in the use of Intoxicating liquors, a very consider able proportion of which, from the point of view of economic productivity 1 absolutely lotst, to say nothing of the direct diseases and the weakening tnnji ence which tends to increase the fatality of other diseases upon the public health. Remedies for all these evils are In part the same. Legislation can do some thing in the way of preventing temptation being placed before tho weak. Where the chief Incentive to many of the worst forma of the evil are due to greed on ue part of those actively promoting It, much can be done In legislation to make the business unprofitable and dangerous, and this should often be done. No more sentiment regarding absolute right and absolute WTong should be allowed to stand In the way of effective checking of the evil. Measures should be encouraged which will be effective. The chief remedy, however, along all these lines must bo education In early youth regurdtng the nature of the evils themselves, and especially the education which will lead toward habits of self denial and self control for the purpose of the attainment of a higher degree of efficiency, personally and socially. c i m Savages and Maps They ?re Wont to Trace Courses with Jiccuracv i By Faoey Clarke I I N view of the controversy as to the ability of the two young Eskimos who accompanied Dr. Cook In his quest for the pole to trace their wanderings on a map when shown them, an Incident which occurred to me In Alaska may be of interest Having left Copper City at the Juncture of the Klutlna a- anu topper Kivers we una united ana rowed aown me iauer until we came to an Indian encampment, wntre we stoppea ror tiitsaissa tho nlgbt. That there were copper deposits In or near tne Copper IUver Valley had been a persistent rumor, Bnd more for our own entertainment than for any valuable information which we hoped ,U obtain, we spread out a large map that had been drawn for us by an en gineer, who bad been through this section of Alaska, and drew the attention of :Oux Indian hosts to it. We had taken care that the indicated north of the map 'should agree with the true north, as we looked at It, so as to simplify matters, and then we pointed to the Copper River flowing silently beside us, and to Its drawn counterpart upon the map. We watched them narrowly as they scan ned the map, a light broke ovar their faces, they talked volubly together, point ed to a distant peuk, then Blowly found It on the map. Our supreme test was now to be made; taking a nugget of Peacock copper It was shown to them, then placed upon the map, and moved from point to point along the various mountain ranges; finally they pushed It aside, when the oldest Indian, with a long, lean forefinger traced down the Copper River to the mouth of another stream; up this the finger slowly traveled, stopping, then advancing. We seemed In the presence of a medium; finally the finger left the river course and followed a range of hills, then stopped at one of the higher levels, and, with a grunt of satisfaction, the Indian looked up and smiled. Subsequently events proved the accuracy of his Information, as copper deposits of va t value were found In this locality, and railroads are being built from Valdez, Alaska, to transport this copper to tidewater. In all ages the untutored savages have recorded their doings by pictures and signs, so that It would seem to be a primitive instinct. What more natural, therefore, than that the KBltlmos should bo able to trace their marches with Dr. Cook upon a mapT t r si t i i Kjejorm or Jtooiisn i Football- By R. IV. Barktey m HB recent fatalities on the football field must lead either to euch modification of the piny as to render It "safe and sane" or to the total abolition of the "sport." "Butchered to make a Roman holiday" Is the scornful comment of us "moderns' oa the old gladiatorial shows, but wherein are we any better than the old Romans? Their age made no hypocritical pre tonses to extra-goodnoss, but was frankly out to see men die. The trouble with our college "sporta" is that they are In too many case commercialized to the last degree and but thinly veil the expectation that life will be sacrificed for the dollar. A friend was in Bermuda last February for several weeks and while there .witnessed a real football game, and says that he never enjoyed a game so much as that one, where the Individual had a show to display his skill and dexterity. :fhe ball could not be touched by the hand or any part of the arm below the 'shoulder, and he tells me that the expertness with which those players would catch the ball on the head or the back of the neck and thus "kick" it was a Bight to see. Of course, they also kicked it with their feet, but there was no Utckllng, no throwing of one another down, do front teeth eliminated, and no bard feelings. Reform It or destroy it, say I. College Preparation. Bacon Is your boy In college T Egbert Yes. "What position Is he fitting him self for in life?" "I'm not quite sure whether It' laird base or left field!" Yonkere Statesman. Alcohol was discovered In the 13th oanturr. A Very Queer Man. "He has a queer way of celebrating a holiday." -What Is it?" "Instead of blowing all his money in foollshnesa he goes around paying his bill," Louisville Cot trier-Journal. THE HONORLCSS PROPHET. Jed Hawkins knowed a bank a well as any man or men I ever see, nlthoUKh he wasn't workln nt It then; He did nil klnin o tlnkorln" bat any Hummer day , , Me um-il to stun' nn' talk finance In his eonvlneln' way: Ha nowed what's wronn with currency, on' what we orto do T' make. It more elastic for til" needs o me in' you. But when they not a new cashier, they paid one'round an' hlfth T come on from sumo city bank an passed Jed Hawkins by. Jod Hawkins knowed a dry goods store, 1 suess from A to I, An' knowed department stores, which was his specially. He'd been all through, til Hrosdwsy tores nn' had th" sy1eni down 80 fine he thoUKht with baikln' he could run one here In town. Ho used V often stand In front on sunny days an' fine An' tell how he knowed dry goods stores from ladles' salts to twine; But when they Rot a manager for our one store here, why They not one from outside somewhere and passed Jed Huwatns by. Jed Hawkins knowed newspaper work, I RUeRH Ithunt an well As any editor that walks, an' t have heerpil him full About TIT Times an' Trlbhyoon, them onys wnen Dig men run Th papers as they orto be, an' Dana hurt Th' Rtin Why, all that kept Jed off en them was oein nere. air so Th papers never heered o' him, an' so he Harl no h,.w But when Th' plketown Courier was short a writer, why They hired soin smoothfaced colleged kid, an, passed Jed Hawkins by. Jed Hawkins said a good, live man such as he had In view Would run 'bout half our business men rhiht onten town be knew; An sei h a bank ns he woild run, rig-lit from th' hat's fust drop Would make th' old Cornelanters Bank go some or shut up shop. An Jeii he ain't much disturbed because they pass him by, An said II s plain to any one to see th' reason wny: A prophet," Jed snys, looltln' wise up at th' town hall dome, A prophet Rita no honor Jlst as Ions' as lie stays home!" J. W. Foley, In the New York Times. x PAMELIA'S PRINCE. During the course of his aeronau tic experiments Santos Dumout alto getker constructed 14 airships. J B7 EllzaM. W. Gcrrilsoi 1 Pamella snubbed me unmercifully when she roturned from Philadelphia, That's where she met the prince. Also she gave me an earache on the sub ject of that worthy's charms and vir tues. Impressed by Pamclla's elo quence I was beginning to admire the chap myself. But Pamella overdid It. In her enthusiasm she ndowed his royal hlghneBS with more good quali ties than any one man could possess, and still retain a residence on this mundane sphere. So I doubted. "How do you know he's a prince?" I scoffed. Pamella eyed me pityingly. "Of course, Billy," this sweetly, "you would not know. But one accustomed to royalty could tell at once." I took no notice of Pamclla's sar casm; I had grown Immune by now. "Royalty!" sneered I. "Where's all the fuss and unroar the advent of roy alty would cause? What's muzzled the press? Do you think it would remain dumb if a member of Italy's royal family were loose among us without a keeper?" "Oh ,of course, he isn't one of the reigning family," Pamella hastened to explain. "His family, though, by rights ought to be in possession of the throne." "Ah! I see; a pretender." I remark ed. "No o; that Is, not a real pretend er," corrected Pamella ambiguously. "He says he could not bring himself to the point of making a public de mand for bis rights. The quarrel that would ensue would be distasteful to blm." "Afraid to fight?" I ventured. "Not he," defended Pamella. "He's as brave as as anything. And by the way, Billy, why do you and Jim al ways go smooth shaven? Now the prince has the darllngest mustache pointed at the ends and turned up. And he has those beautiful melting black eyes. But wait till you see him. He is to be with the Iathams the 20th, We are to have him here on the 22d. Mamma is going to ask a few people to meet him and Jim Is com ing kome." Jim is Pamelia's brother. He and I graduated together and are chums. That explains my footing In the fam ily. Pamella lapsed Into silence, and was smiling In anticipation of the event she had Just mentioned. As I looked at her I thought this had gone about far enough. Why wouldn't It be a good Idea to get down to cold facts with Pamella, before the prince got another inning? I thought It would, bo I made a beginning. "Do you know, Pamolla," I said criti cally, "that you are getting to be a stunning looker." Pamella shuddered and looked at me coldly. "If you intended that for a compliment, you should have labelled It as such,' she said scathingly. "It waa clumsy very clumsy. Now the prince is an adept at complimenting, he does it so artistically." "Daubs it on with a brush?" I askd Innocently, but waa Ignored. "He says,' went on Pamella, smiling remlBiscentlr, "that my hair Is Ilk spun gold; that my eye are blue a the sky above Capri." "Isn't indigo where you get the real thing in blue?" I Interrupted. Again I was Ignored. "And be says," Pamella dimpled de llclously, and turned rosy, "that my tooth are whiter than the ivory of India, and that my lips rival the red of the ruby." "That's no compliment," I Jeered. "That's an alliteration." "And when he speaks of love,' re aumed Pamella, not even smiling nt my remark, "he speaks in the lang uage of the poet" "His sayings are original," informed Pamella airily. "I'll bet he calls it 'lofe and dif fuses the delicate odor of garlic with every breath," I flung out "Really, Billy," reproved Pamella, "you're growing spiteful," A bunch of lnveterates arrived Just then for quantities of afternoon tea, so I bolted for the club, anathematiz ing that prince roundly. On the night of the 22d the prince and the Lathams were a little late. Pal mella was at pne end of the room surrounded by a cordon of admirers, and surrounded by a few pretty girls ready to pick up any stray admiration that Pamella did not want. Being barred as an admirer, I stood out side the pale talking to Jim, when the butler pompously announced the prince. Afterwards he mentioned tho Lathams apologetically. The prince Bpotted Pamella and went toward hor smiling. I was facing him and got a good chance to size him tip. There was something fam iliar the upturned pointed mustache, the molting black eyes. Jim turned and then looked nt him looked and then Bmlled blandly. "Good evening, Tony," he t-ald, and then turned carelessly away. I knew him now. He had been bar ber .bootblack and general servant to some of us follows at Weld. Ho quit when he hit the lottery for $10,000, and none of us had seen him since. Evl- dently society had appealed to him. l" expected to see him wilt at once, but Instead he puffed himself out like a peacock and glared nt Jim. Jim turned on him again. "I paid good evening, Tony," he repeated pointedly and there wbb a hard gleam in his eye that Tony probably had seen before. At any rate he cowered. He face went pasty white, and after one last languishing look at Pamella, he faded away. "Good barber, that Tony," laughed Jim. "As a prince he's a joke." Pamella turned giddy and was as sisted to her room by the supporting party of pretty girls. Mis. Latham fainted outright, and was carded for by a bevy of overjoyed matrons. When she was able she went home. Pamella came down again shortly, and It was about midnight, I guess, when I cornered her In a conservatory. "Well, anyhow," she replied to my taunts, "he had the loveliest eyes!" "I'll concede him that,' I said, "his eyes were certainly all right. They were not blind to your cnarms." "Huh!" said Pamella scornfully, "rank flattery." But all the same Bhe looked mightily pleased. "And now that this distressing af fair Is over," said I, edging a little closer, "we are going to announce our engagement." "0 oh, are we?" said Pamella, and although she sat up stiffly and elevated her chin several degrees, I noticed that her voice was a trifle subdued. Encouraged by this tact, I plunged on boldly. "Yes. I've waited long enough. I've seen Tom, Dick" and Harry come and go, to say nothing of the prince." And then, I don't know how Ip the world I ever mustered up the courage, but the next minute I was holding Pamella in my arms, Kissing those adorable lips. Boston PoBt. WILD BEA8T8 IN CITY PARK. Mink, Marten and Rabbits Return t Their Former Haunts. Park guards were surprised yester. day to learn of the presence of mink and marten In all the glory of their rich winter fur ambling among tha squirrels, rabbits and chlpmunkB. The latter animals abound along the creek and throughout the woods generally more plentiful than in a number of years. They are quite sb wild as their brothers in the deeper forest, except that they are accustomed to the nolBsa of carriages and other vehicles that pass along the drive. Rabbits are also enjoying Becurlty from the gunner in the protected park and may frequently be seen, sleek and fat, springing among the bushes and undergrowth ot the upper Wlesahlck on. The chipmunk, with his brown and gold and red striped back anj cunning eyes, is there in as large num bers as the rabbit and seems more In different to danger. Between the new Walnut lane bridge and the first wood en bridge above it crossing the creek the noise of the squirrels gnawing, with a tick, tick, tick, on a nutshell or their frequent calls of alarm to each other rings out through the woods, and the location of the animals can be traced b ythe noise they make. Attention was attacted yesterday by a particularly loud crackling on the buuw, auu uneu lenves uuu iwu men -stood In cover expecting to see a rab bit out foraging. To their surprise, however, a large purple head wai thrust out of the undergrowth, then followed sinuously a long body of the richest brown which could hardly be distinguished from the purple, while a tall of beautiful black shiny fur com pleted the body of a full grown mink He was fat and well fed and his coat looked as If It had been groomed by an expert barber. His seallike head and small eyes gave the appearand of gross ignorance, but a motion to ward him soon showed he was quite an Intelligent creature. He dived quickly among the rocks and undergrowth that prohibited pursuit by man. He then disappeared among the rocks after be ing in view at a distance of twenty feet for about a minute. The body ot a small red squirrel was found not far from the place, and it Is supposed that he was a martyr to the hunger of the mink. Further on toward the bridge over Walnut lane another animal was seen larger than the mink and of a lighter brown color. He was in too great a hurry to allow prolonged Inspection and he disappeared among the rocks. An artist who saw the animal said it was a marten. Both these residents along the banks of the creek are strangers to the park guards, who are familiar with squir rels, rabbits and chipmunks. They J say that If the animals are not the I work of a nature faker they mark a j return of species indigenous to the ! historic creek, who were thought to have been exterminated long ago when trappers ranged the stream In search of pelts. Philadelphia Public Ledger. Rather Quaint. Apropos of divorce, Judge tilmon L. Hughes ot Denver said, at a recent dinner: "A marriage likely to end In divorce was celebrated last week In Circle vllle. A minister told me about it, "And oldish man seventy or so was led rather unwillingly to the altar by a widow of about forty-five. "He was- a alow-wltted old fellow, and the minister couldn't get him to repeat the responses properly. Fi nally, in despair, the minister said: " 'Look here, my friend, I really can't marry you unless you do what yon are told." "But the aged bridegroom still re mained stupid and silent, and the bride, losing all patience with him, shook him roughly by the arm and hissed; " 'Go on, you old toot! Say It Bfter htm Just as It you. were mocking him.' "Washington Star, HOW DOE SAVED HER FAWN. Instance of Maternal Intelligence Told By a French Writer. The following anecdote is related by M. X. Raspail. It Is worthy of comparison with the most remarkable Instances of the same kind. The author one day perceived a doe In full flight before two dogs In the Algle'woode that form a part of the forest of Chantllly. The doe was ac companied by a very young fawn which appeared quite exhausted and ready to drop. The mother doubtless well aware ot this, slackened her pace and presently stopped close to soma thick bramble bushes. She remained some time there with lowered head as If awaiting the onset of her pursuers. Suddenly an idea seemed to strike her and with a butt of the head she tossed her fawn right Into the middle 1 of the thicket. Then first advancing I as If to make sure It was well hidden Bhe soon set off by rapid bounds In ; front of the dogs. The latter barking I close upon her heels, she made a sud , den bend and thus drew thera far from j the spot where this Incident occurred. ! The howling of the dogs became faint er and fainter, the valiant animal hav ing doubtless led them two kilometers j away Into the Canardiere peat bogs, wuere me aogs oiten lose tne scent. In fact later they were seen return ing to the village in an exhausted con dition, while the Intelligent mother doubtless returned to the bushes to And the little fawn she had so cleverly hidden and placed In safety. Vulgaris- atlon Sclentlflque. Apportioning the Damage. "I say, old chappie,, how much should I tip the game keeper?" "Well, that depends on where you hit him." Ally Sloper's. It Is said that a growth of Ivy ab sorbs the moisture from a stone wall rather than imparting It, as la popu larly supposed. Preliminary Training. ' After a lawyer has demonstrated extraordinary ability In the matter ot keeping people from getting Justice he is elevated to the bench for the purpose of giving It to them. Chicago Record-Herald. A famous wistaria In Japan Is that , to be found at Kashukabe, northeast, of Tolclo. Too vlna U 600 years old, and grow over trelllsses covering a pace of 4000 feet. Its pendent chis tan are icse than EO Inches kmc.