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rOB TELEPHONES.
Wire Fncn U-I to CTey Mi
aases la the West aad Soataweet,
In the West and Southwest where
there are long stretches of unbroken
wire fences, these wires are frequently
used to convey telephone messages
from one point to another.
In some localities the fence wires are
converted Into regular telephone lines,
with permanent equipment for practi
cal use. These lines are often from te
to thirty miles long, and are a great
convenience to people of the ranches.
The United States Signal Corps la
well trained In the use of wire fences
lor ' televhone purposes. In the mill-
- tary maneuvers that take place In the
ranch region the Signal Corps plays an
important part In directing the move
ment of the troops by improvised tele
phones.
In some localities where the country
Is rough or heavily wooded It Is Im
possible to convey the signals from one
point to another by the usual methods
of flags or other" visual signals. It is
then the telephone is brought into play.
Each detachment of Signal Corps
men is equipped with a field telephone
attachment. It requires the work of
but a minute or two to connect this at
tachment with a fence wire and to get
into direct communication with bead-
quarters.
The use of the fence wire for tele
phone communication obviates the
necessity of constructing temporary
field telephone lines by the Signal
Corps. It sometimes happens that a
little difficulty is encountered in using
the wires on account of some poor
connection or break, but It usually
does not take long to discover and re-
. move the cause of the trouble.
On some of the big ranches straight
lines of wire fence fifty to seventy-five
, miles long are frequently found. These
afford excellent opportunity for mili
tary field service.
As a matter of necessity all ranch
fences must be kept in good repair. To
do this fence riders axe constantly en
ployed,
Did at Kvea latere. Them.
SIgnor Scarfogllo, the world famous
aotoirt, says that of all the people he
came across in the course of his recent
aronnd-tbe-world journey, the Chinese
. - impressed him as being the cleverest
because,- be says, "they are the only
people who paid no attention to us.
Everywhere we passed there had been
no end of banquets, acclamations, flag
waving, speeches, congratulations,
band shaking and even kissing espe
cially in the United States; but the
Chinese well, I never thought that hu
man beings could be so superior, In
different, or unlnquisltire.
"Not only were the Chinese we met
a Manchuria not In the least afraid of
our great noise, but they did not even
turn their heads to watch us. It was
as if we had never existed, never
passed by them, and yet many, if not
all, had never seen a motorcar, or per
haps never even had heard of that ma
chine.
' I thought at first it was mere stu
pidity, lack of understanding ; but when
I asked a mandarin in Harbin what he
( thought was the cause of the absolute
.indifference of the people of his race,
be replied in placid tones: There is
Dothing extraordinary !n the motorcar.
There is nothing extraordinary in any
thing. Men invented it yesterday.
They will invent something else to
- moirow. Still the world goes around.
and we are not an atom the happier.'
Told by the llanda.
A writer in aa English weekly d.
. flares that if we want to know what
the other person is thinking wo must
look at his or her hands: FTveu uu
practiced lips can lie, ns evecyue
knows. Long practice in c'f control
will enable one to keep oaes voice
' Kweetly cordial when there is noi'jing
but indifference or cold dislike beiiind
it. The eyes can be made to sboot
glances which are not at all a register
for the emotions. But the nnnds. It la
asserted, are utterly beyoud the control
rf thoee to "vhom they belong. Even
people who hardly gestlcvJ.it. at a'l
and to keep the hands still is consider
ed by the Anglo-Saxons a most s?en
iial part of good breeding wen these
people are, it seems, cousfantly reveal
ing themselves in little mm eim'iits of
' the hands. The immortal Mulvaney
- has put It on record that a woman's
truth or untruth can be discerned by
v the action of her hands. Of course, it
takes a practiced reade rto Interpret
wiat the hands are saying. It is not a
cc of "he who rons may rend,
lrartlally Aeraroeou
Police Justice I ought to send you uj
for a year. You ere a hopeless case.
Old Vagabond With all due reaped,
y'r honor, that ain't so. I'm bad enough,
but I ain't as bad as I used to be. F'l
twenty-seven years, y'r honor, I was a
baggage smasher on a railroad 1
tsrstaf the Folate ef the Game.
Girl in Grand Stand Harry, who ii
hit man everybody is cheering?
Her Escort That's Grabsey, the right
tackle.
Girl I see and the fellow he threw
down and jumped on is the wrong tackle.
he?
UP
TOTltVnYTCDTT
RACE NEEDS IMPROVING.
By Prof. Charle Zueblla.
We are not witnessing any marked improve
ment in the human race as compared with
four or ten thousand years ago. With our
scientific knowledge of to-day we ought to see
an improvement which is beyond what we
see among favored people. Increased stature.
In vigor, In mental- endowments, because of
their peculiarly favored circumstances. We do
not know enough to perfect the human race.
but we know enough to begin. Our chief obligation in
this life Is the care of children. It should be our chief
occupation ; it comes ahead of any spiritual satisfactions.
There is no other equal to the enjoyment of the care of
children. We must give our little children a fine con
ception of the least of our human relationships if we are
to expect them to fulfill their obligations the greatest.
Therefore they must be trained In citizenship, the girls
as well as the boys.
We have often had presented to us the contract be
tween the beautiful free life of the country and the rich,
many-sided life of the city.- Most city people would
dread the isolation of the country, and the country people
are afraid of the overcrowding of the city. There ought
not to be either the one or the other. The more we con
sider the beautiful positive contributions of rural life
the more we become convinced that they ought to be the
possession of the city people, and the more we use the
schools, libraries, churches, newspapers, music halls and
an the other opportunities of city life, the more we be
come convinced that they ought to be the possession of
the country people.
WOULD CONSTANTLY GROWING BETTER.
By Ada May Krecker.
So soon as we look at our own times with
the historical perspective they seem different
And they seem better. They are contrasted
with the past, and the favorable changes that
have taken place in the meantime are clearly
exposed. They receive from the past the light
that is needed in order to set Into relief the
present Without this light from the past the
present is easily misunderstood. Modern peo
ple insist upon learning something about their own times.
And then they verify the old saw that a little learning
Is a dangerous thing. For they have discovered the ills
of our own time without relating them to the greater ills
of the other times.
For all the pessimism abroad regarding the degen-
A
eracy of the day, the Idéala of business and political life
are on the rise. They invite comparison with those of
other of their predecessors and ancestors. Our political
heroes of to-day are not Talleyrands to declare that the
first qualification of a successful statesman is the ability
to lie. And the merchants of to-day have so far aban
doned the methods of more primitive commercialism, the
moving scale of prices and kindred ideas, that they find
it difficult to trade with the nations which have not
adopted their own, the modern system.
THE MENACE OF A WOOD FAMINE.
By Roland PhiHps.
To-day, to supply public needs and to fill
their own pockets, individual exploiters are
sweeping away the forests three times as fast
as they grow. This means that many of the
hard woods are already gone; that the total
supply of hard wood, which used to furnish
the better-grade furniture, fittings, and so on,
will be exhausted, for commercial purposes,
within fifteen years ; and that the entire wood
supply of the country will not last longer than twenty
five or thirty years.
It is as though, some foreign Invader, or some deadly
pest should suddenly appear on our shores and ravage
the entire forest area of the country, at the rate of two
States a year, until every tree were gone. Do you Im
agine for one Instant that as the years go by your In
terest In this great question will become less vital, or
less personal, than it la to-day? Success.
THE NATION OF MONEY TO BURN.
By SmmtMl tt. Adams.
iow long shall we, as a nation continue to
make good the vulgar boast that we have
money to burn? Surely we have, with our
billion dollars given to flame and smoke In the
past ten years, sufficiently established our pri
macy in wastefulness. The idea has taken too
firm a hold upon us that fire is a "necessary
evil." A lothsome allocution that! A responsibility-shifting
lie, paralleling the "dlspensa-
tion-of-Provldence" dodge. But America, in this age of
growing thoughtlessness and analysis, is beginning to ex
hibit symptoms of nausea over its "necessary evils," and
haply, in the progress of time, this overwhelming de
structive and costly one of fire wastage may go over the
lee rail into the ocean of oblivion, together with such
others of its kinds as industrial murder, tuberculosis and
typhoid, and rotten politics. Everybody's Magazine.
WHAT WILL IT MATTES
What will it matter in a little while
That for a day
We met and gave a word, a touch, a
smile.
Upon the way?
i
What will it matter whether hearts were
brave.
And lives were true;
That you gave me the sympathy I crave.
As I gave you?
These trifles can it be they make or
mar
A human life?
Are souls aa lightly swayed as rushes are,
By love, or strife?
Tea, yea, a look the fainting heart may
break.
Or make it whole;
And just one word.
sweet sake.
May save a soul I
May Riley Smith.
if said for love's
Game for Two
Now. as he entered the parlor he
cave the impression of a young bentle-
man whose hands were empty, and no
matter how he was viewed the gaze
flew back to the emptiness of his
hands. Oh, unmistakably empty were
his hands, and absolutely innocent of
either candy or flowers. Most con
sciously empty, too, they were, blush-
in a dull red as they nung Dy tneir
thumbs from his waistcoat pockets in
sheepish sort of way, hanging Jn
shame, as it were, aud yet with a sort
of sullen bravado, ns though saying:
"Well, what of It?"
Tes, even thus our hero entered the
parlor and said:
"Hello!"
And as his salutation is subdued
Into silence let us look at the lady In
the case and see whether the eye of
circumspection can come to rest on a
matter so mobile. Plump, cozy and
divinely short was the lady In ques
tion, with a pert quick manner of
movement and eyes that were alter
nately bright ' with speculation or
brighter yet with conviction. Items:
She could sit back in a chair and
swing one foot over the other with
an Insouciance tiiat oouea narni ror
happiness of creation's lords, and no
one could gaze upon her twice without
knowing that her hands had the gift
of expression, each separate finger be
ing a digit of delight and ringed
with a dimple of Joy. Tes, even such
aa this maid of distraction who cast
a bright glance of speculation at the
emptiness of our hero's hands and
said to him:
"How late you are!"
"Yes," said he, "I made up my mind
that beginning with the new year, I
was going to work hard, and that's
what kept me."
"Gracious!" said she, and again she
looked at the emptiness and the sheep
ishness of his hands.
"I I didn't bring any flowers to
night" he said. "I'd been thinking It
over, and It seemed such a such a
such a such a that anyway, I
swore off.
"My!" said she, and swinging her
foot, she asked, in a careless manner:
"Did you swear anything else off,
John?"
"Well," be said, evading her eye,
"candy.
And brighter grew his glance.
"And concerts," he continued, his
voice dropping a note and hanging
over the edge of the tragi cs.
And even brighter grew her glance.
"And all sorts of shows," be conclud
ed, far, far down the keyboard.
"My! said she. "You were busy!"
"Yes," he said, trying to look at her
in a significant manner. "And now
Mil $L HI
MS
l'VE SWORN OFr."
I'll be able to save'a little money and
then"
"Flowers," she added, raising one
finger.
He nodded.
"Candy?" she said, raising another.
He nodded again.
"Concerts."
Again he nodded.
"And all sorts of shows," she con
cluded. And nodding again, he drew a long
breath and made room for her on the
sor.n. s-iylng:
"Gno.
"No," she mournfully made answer.
"I've sworn off."
"Sworn off what?"
"Sitting on the sofa like you meant
I made up my mind that beginning
with the new year I was keeping you
away from your work too much. So
I Just swore off." And, shaking her
head, she sighed: "No more, John.
Whereupon, he went over to her
with considerable velocity of locomo
tion, holding out his hand and crying
with emotion:
"Grace r
"No," she mourned, putting her
hands behind her, and shaking her
head. "I've sworn that off, too.
John!"
"Sworn what off?" demanded John
"Holding hands," she mourned
again.
"You have, have you?"
"Oh, dear, yes!" And still keeping
her hands behind her she looked up
at him and pleasantly remarked
"What a beautiful day it has been.
John !"
But as for John, he marched out
into the hall, jammed his hat on his
head, and laid violent hands upon
bis overcoat She followed him.
"Good-bye!" he muttered.
"Good-bye, John," she pleasantly an
swered him.
"Good-bye forever!" he said, punish
ing his coat.
I "Oh. that's such a long time!" she
said.
"So It's all over between us he
scowled, turning up his coat collar
and looking ferocious.
"What is?" she asked.
"Yo won't sit on the sofa with me?"
I l w biiu uu tiij sums.
John," she gently reminded him.
"And you won't let me hold your
hand?"
"Why.. John. How can I when I've
sworn off holding hands?"
Flump, cozy and divinely short was
she. and when John tried to envelop
these contents of charm her manner
of movement was never so graceful
nor her eyes so bright ns when she
eluded his grasp.
"Sworn off that, too, have you?"
bitterly cried John, embracing the air.
"Sworn that off, too. John," she
smiled from a distance.
And as for John. John slammed the
door open, passed out Into the vesti
bule and banged the door behind hfcav
From the hall Inside she pleasantly
waved her band at hlin and turning
to annihilate her with an awful look
his eyes fell upon the solitaire that
gleamed from one of bcr fingers.
"Here ! I want my ring back !" he
pantomimed to her through the glass
of the door.
To which she pleasantly panto
mimed back 'I
"I've sworn off giving rings back.
John,
And pleasantly drew down the
blind.
And as for John, John sat down on
the top step burled in thought, from
which he emerged at last saying to
himself:
"I wonder If I'd better get some
flowers and candy and come right
back or telephone her in the morning
that I'll call for her to-morrow night
and take her to a show."
And as a certain picture arose be
fore him of two persons sitting on a
sofa, discussing cabbages and kings
and eating candy together, he hur
riedly turned his steps to the candy
shop and hurriedly muttered :
"I guess I'd better come right
back!" New York Sun.
WHO OWNS THE TREES
Am erica a aad Forelara Methods ef
Treatmeat of Forests Coatraated.
Freudenstadt is a town of seven
thousand people In the Black Forest
region of Germany. Chisholm was a
town of six thousand In the Big
Woods country of Minnesota.
Every year, from the tall black pint
trees which grow in ordered regiment!
on the six thousand acres of publicly
owned land about Freudenstadt a reg
ular crop of lumber is cut which pays
all the expenses of the city govern
ment mayor, - aldermen, police and
fire departments. And that crop will
go on forever. The thrifty people of
Freudenstadt may devote their whole
attention to their thriving iron and
chemical industries, knowing that the
beautiful and beneficent forest will
pay all the cost of their municipal
activities.
Every year until this greedy pri
vate corporations have sent their
hordes Into the country about Chis
holm to loot the great pine woods,
leaving behind them a trail of ruin
and desolation and piling up the dry
slashings like klndllngwood ready for
the match. Every fall the patient
people of Chisholm have gone to bed
with the acrid smell of burning pine
In their nostrils, fearing lest before
they woke the forest might take Its
fiery revenge. Last summer It came.
For weeks thick clouds of smoke lay
over the town. Then on a Saturday
night the hurricane of flame swept
down and burned Chisholm to the
ground. So sudden and dreadful was
the onslaught that domestic animals
dropped dead In the streets, overcome
by the heat Men carried out their
sick on beds and rushed them through
the smoke and flying embers to placet
of temporary safety. One woman died
of fright In the morning more than
five hundred families were . homeless.
Freudenstadt is a town without
taxes. The forest pays them. Chis
holm Is a town without homes. The
forest destroyed them.
That tells in little the story of
the forest policy of the United States
and Its results, as compared with that
followed In civilized countries.
Technical World Magazine,
White Hoaae Reaovated.
When William Howard Taft stepped
into the White House at noon on the
4th of March as the new president of
the United States of America, he found
a model home equipped with every
niode-n convenience; that is what
other presidents have never enjoyed.
Before the election of President Roose
velt few changes had been made in
the White House since the days of John
Qulncy Adams, when it was rebuilt
after being Bred by the marauding
British troops, only the walls being left
standing.
The executive mansion, as it was
called before the advent oí Mr. Itoose
velt be dubbed It officially 'The White
House" was the first public building
erected nt the seat of government The
architect was James Iloban, who drew
his plans closely after those of the seat
of the Duke of Leinster. near Dublin.
Ireland. George Washington himself
selected the site, laid the coner stons
on Oct. 13. 17D2. :'iid lived to see the
building completed. John Adams, how
ever, was the first president to occupy
it. which he did lu 1S00. Technical
World Magazlue.
Tip fop Travelers.
What is the difference betweee
valor and discretion r
Well, to go through Europe with
out tipping would be valor."
I see."
'And to cauie back by a different
route , would be discretion." Leula
ville Courier-Journal.
Vice Versa.
He proposed to both girls and tae
accepted him."
"How did he get out of It?"
"They compared notes and tkea
tamed him down."
Ah! A case in which two affirma
tives make a negative!" New Tew
nerald.
There Isn't enough room between th
Christmas bills and spring arrivals at
dry goods store, to hide a dollar bin.
The arguments of
sound and that's all.
most men art
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