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One Thing He Knew.
The police pipe band had been mdly depleted by the departure of all tba eligible members, and an effort «tl * made to get others to fill their plae—. “There’s old Donald,” said the intendent to the pipe major; “he's a Highlander, and I’ll bet you he's beea a piper in his younger days. Try hist" Donald was, accordingly, tackled oa the subject of joining the band, so that it would be efficient to welcome the boys home from the front wbea that eventful day came. But Donald protested that he knew “nothing what* ever of music nor of ta pipes at aß.** “Come, come, now,” said the pipe ma jor, “you don’t mean to tell me that you don’t know how many beats there are in a bar?” “And it’s me that’s not knowing at all how many beats are la a bar, but,” replied Donald, brighten ing and lowering his voice, “It’s self that could be telling you how many bars there are in the beat/*— 1 London Tit-Bits. i i 5 Actual Bullion Value. The United States realizes the dif ference between the actual bullion value of the gold or silver in the coins it issues and the money value it places < on them by coinage and by its stamp i of approval. The gold and silver coins : issued by the government are not purs t gold or silver, but are alloyed with 1 copper to the extent of making them < 900 parts fine, as required by law. If i made of pure gold or silver they would i be too soft and the copper alloy of ] 100 parts in 1,000 is for the purpose < of hardening them. The difference be- 1 tween the nominal or face value of s ( coin and its bullion value at the mo- ] ment of coining represents a profit to * the government which is supposed to 1 cover the cost of coinage. j 1 Ralph Had 100. Ralph’s poor marks at school were < a source of constant disappointment to j his parents, and his mother, after , painting in alluring colors the career i of other little boys who were on the \ honor roll, went even further and prom- < Ised her young hopeful a whole quarter all his own if he came home that night with good marks. “Oh, mother, moth er,” he shouted, fairly dancing with n joy as he came home on the eventful j day, “I got a hundred!” “Ralph!” i cried the delighted mother, as she i hugged and kissed him with joyous i pride. Then giving him the quarter, she said: “And what did you get a j hundred in pet?” “In two things," re- < plied Ralph. “I got 60 in spellin’ and \ 40 in ’rlthmatic.” —Sunday Magazine. j 1 Things to Remember 1 . It does not matter so much how long It takes to accomplish a task, as how . worthy of accomplishment the task , may be. In building character, one can j safely forget the years involved and s concentrate on the details. The mas- i slve proportions of more than one ( European cathedral are set in relief j by a cluster of small houses gathered ( about Its foundations. The builders of j the cathedral may have seen the houses being erected in a few months, while they knew that they themselves would toll on their own masterpiece and still not live to see It finished. But they i could disregard the swiftness of the ! i building of the huts, for they intended ! i to help complete a structure that would . be worthy to endure. ! Growth of Tortoises. It Is popularly supposed that the growth of turtles and tortoises is very . * slow’, and that they live to be hundreds ' of years old. The impression has been i , general as regards the gigantic tor-J , tolses of the Galapagos islands in par- , ticular; but the staff of the New’ York , Zoological park finds, on the contrary,' that they grow rather rapidly. A spo- 1 , cimen received at the “Zoo” ten years j ago has increased in weight from one hundred and forty to over three hun dred pounds. Moreover, conditions in this climate and in the varying tem perature of New York city are not near ly so conducive to rapid growth as the uniformly hot climate of the Gala-; pagos Islands, which are almost under ' the equator.—Youth’s Companion. Had Remembered. Gerald was invited with his parents ' to spend the day with a family of four adults. No children had been members of this home for many years, and Ger ald’s mamma admonished him to be perfectly behaved, as she wished him to leave a good impression. The father , also had some side talk with Gerald j that mamma did not hear. Arrived at ; the home of the friends, Gerald was a model of decorum. The women no > tlced him and praised him profusely. They remarked upon his courtly man ners, upon wiiich he puffed out his chest, drew a long breath, and said: “Well, if I can just stick it out now till I gang et home I guess I’ll get that nickel dad promised me, all right.” ! Cloudy Film on Furniture. * There is a cloudy white film with a blue tint in it that sometimes per sists in spreading itself over the pol ished woodwork of our furniture. It , appears on the piano case frequently. \ or perhaps shows more readily there : because of the extent of smooth sur- 1 face. But fortunately there is a simple remedy for this state of things—just to wash the wood with w-arm water and white soap, and dry it off well. Then use a mixture of one-third of turpen tine to two-thirds of crude oil; dip a very soft cloth in this, squeeze it. out aud rub the wood surface with it. until pot a trace of the application remains The bluc-w’hite film will all have dieap- 1 The Abuse of Soap. The implied tribute to soap and wa ter in the much quoted sentiment at tributed to John Wesley that “clean liness is indeed next to godliness,” is no longer to go unquestioned. It is now declared that this much vaunted combination of grease and alkali is to a great extent a mere fetish, and that those who have made a virtue of much bodily bathing and even of fa cial and manual ablution, are not to be considered as immune from many diseases or rendered saintly by sapo naceous salvation. The Liverpool Medical and Chirurgical Journal says that furfuraceous or barnlike patches on the faces of children are due to the over-use or abuse of soap, and that such patches are likely to become inoculated with micro-organisms which may lead to something even worse, more erudite, and greatly more polysyllabic. Many other troubles are attributed by this authority to the abuse of soap, and it Is alleged that frictional eczemas are aggravated by soap and water. Woman and Higher Education. A student in Columbia university, delving into ancient lore, has un earthed the fact that one Mary Astell, an Englishwoman, hitherto unknown to fame, figured in the latter part of the seventeenth century as a writer on religious topics and also as a pro motor of at least one educational idea far ahead of her time. In 1694 she published “A Serious Proposal to La dies,” in which she urged the forma tion of a kind of Anglican woman’s college. Nothing came of it and the London Times Literary supplement speaks rather slightingly of the Co lumbia student researches as set forth in the monograph as a thing not worth the labor. But Mary Astell was sow ing the seed that in time grew and flowered into great colleges for wom en in both England and America. It feil upon stony ground for the harv est did not ripon for more than 150 years, hut it is something to know that women thought upon the subject of higher education that long ago. A Hot Answer. A teacher from New York state was a visitor in Boston. A native guide was proudly showing the stranger his torical points of Interest. Upon see ing the tomb of Samuel Adafns, the instructor was moved to unseemly mirth, much to the amazement and in dignation of her pilot. Quickly con trolling herself, however, she apolo gized for her laughter and offered the following explanation. “Last term, I was teaching a grade of sixth year pupils about the continent of South America. When the day came for ex amination of the subject I found in writing the questions on the black board. that space was limited. So I abbreviated the name of the continent. One question read, ‘ln what zones does S. A. lie?’ ‘That night, in mark ing the papers, this startling answer confronted me: ‘Samuel Adams lies in the Torrid Zone!’ ” Pompey's Pillar. This is the name of a celebrated col umn standing on a slight elevation in the southwest section of ancient Alex andria, a short distance outside the Arabian walls. It is a monolith of red granite of the Corinthian order, raised upon a pedestal. Its total height is 98 feet 9 inches, shaft 73 feet, circum ference 29 feet 8 inches. The present name is a mere Invention of travelers. The inscription on the bases shows , that It was erected by Puhlius, Eparch I of Egypt, in honor of the Emperor Dlo i cletian, A. D„ 302. It stood In the , center of the court of the Serapheuin , or great sanctuary, of Serapis, and \ survived its transformations into a , church and a fortification. Chance for Bill. j Poor old Bill was a first-rate wood j worker, hut old age crept upon him, j and consequently unemployment. One day he applied for a Job at a big es j tablishrnent, and was Interviewed by , the overseer, who was well known for his caustic utterances. “Well, what do you want?” “I want work,” replied the applicant. “H’m! And what kind of i work can you do?” “Well, sir, I can make all sorts of Joiners’ work.” “Then walk right In and start at once! I’ve been trying for years to make all sorts of joiners work In this place, and If you can get any work out of them the job’s yours!” i ________________ Had the Wrong Idea. Joe Allen, the varnish man, claims that the oldest joke is the one about the negro who had never seen a finger print impression photographed. A hen roost was robbed one night and the owner found some finger prints in the dirt. He had one of these photo graphed and the photograph en larged. The finger print was traced | to a negro named Mose, and after be | ing accused, Mose admitted his guilt after seeing the enlarged impression, but. added: “How did yo s all git that photograph of them corduroy pants I wore that night?”—Detroit Free Press. Following in Father's Footsteps. 1 “What a little love!” chorused all the ladies when the two-year-old hope ful toddled into the room. “And what a delightful turned-up pug nose he has!" exclaimed the lady who was jealous of her hostess. “So like his mother, too!” “What a funny little way he has of staggering when he tod dles!” giggled a flapper, assuming in nocence of the walk of childhood. “He , takes after his father in that," rq* tbs Thirty-Three-Year Job. The founder of “synthetic philos ophy,” so-called as being an attempt at fusing all the sciences into a whole, was Herbert Spencer, who died De cember 8, 1903. Spencer was born in 1820, and his centenary will be cele brated by the scientific world three years from next April. It was in 1859. when he was about forty, that Spen cer projected his scheme of philos ophy, based on the principle of evolu tion in its relation to life, mind, so ciety and morals. He proposed a scheme requiring him to complete 11 volumes in 20 years, but he was 33 years at work on it, and then it had greatly exceeded the original scope. To the accomplishment of his self imposed and gigantic task he devoted all of his time, strength and mental powers, -steadfastly refusing honors and titles. Delicate from infancy, he yet lived to pass his eighty-third mile stone. No Baby Carriages in Japan. One’s first impression reaching Tokyo is that it is exceedingly well provided with means of transportation. Up through the middle of the city runs the elevated trestle, under which scores of warehouses and shops utilize the covered space, and on this four-track trestle electric and steam trains enter and leave in steady streams. The streets are filled with automobiles, mo tortrucks, bicycles, man-drawn carts — every type of vehicle except the baby carriage. The baby carriage of Japan Is the mother's hack or the daddy’s shoulder, and I have no doubt that this closeness of mother and child through out months and years has much to do with the excellent behavior of the hright little babies. Street cars pass a give* point every minute or two, and at a crossing there are always a half dozen big trams in sight.—The Chris tian Herald. Foxes Mate for Life. Since the days of Aesop’s Fables tales of foxes and their doings have had their place in literature as well ns In the folklore of the countryside. Many of their amazing wiles to outwit pursuers or to capture their prey give evidence of extraordinary mental pow ers. Their bill of fare includes many Items, such as mice, birds, reptiles, in sects, many kinds of fruits and on rare occasions a chicken. Red foxes appa rently pair for life and occupy dens dug by themselves In a secluded knoll or among rocks. These dens, which sometimes are occupied for years in succession, always have two or more entrances opening in opposite direc tions, so that an enemy entering on one side may be eluded readily. The young, numbering up to eight or nine, are ten derly cared for by both parents.—Na tional Geographic Magazine. Source of Nux Vomica. With the exception of Ceylon, which exports a limited quantity of nux vom ica, British India is said to supply the world. Nux vomica seeds and pick ings are obtained from the plumlike fruits of the tree. The fruit is col lected and the seeds washed out and dried in the sun, or the seeds are simply gathered from the ground, hut In the latter case they have little com mercial value. In the forests of Nellore, where the tree is common, the seeds are washed out by a forest tribe, the Yauadis, and a good price is obtained for them. Cochin nux vomica is col lected in the dry deciduous forests at the foot of the Travancore hills and is sold at a low figure to small native dealers, who send it to the merchants Cruller and Doughnut. Noah Webster, the dictionary maker, was exceedingly fond of crullers. And yet yoti may go to his dictionary In vain to seek the real difference be tween crullers and doughnuts. His definition of cruller is: “A small sweet cake made of a rich egg batter, cut Into rings, strips or twists, and fried brown in deep fat.” His definition of doughnut is: “A small cake usually sweetened, often made with yeast, and fried brown In deep fat.” But a dif ference is indicated, even in those two unsatisfactory definitions and that dif ference is that a cruller is made of “rich egg hatter" and doughnut is just ‘‘sweetened dough.” India’s War on Rats. In India the unions have commit tees to look after the grounds of a church, to beautify the graveyards where their comrades and elders sleep, to care for the famine sufferers out of their own scanty supplies. In the time of the great plague, so-called “rat tail” committees were formed, com posed largely of the hoys of the socie ties. whose duty It was to kill as many rats as possible lest they carry the infection from house to bouse, and to produce, as proofs of their faithful ness to their task, the tails of the rats that they had killed. —The Chris tian Herald. Raising a Mollycoddle. “My nephew, Leslie Postlewaite Snicker, was his mother’s pride and Joy,” said old Polk N. Prod. “When he was small she dressed him in dainty garments until it was hard to deter mine whether he was his mamma’s precious pet or a performing monkey. As Leslie grew up she selected his neckties and his associates, and grati fied his every wish until he became as pronounced a sissy and painful sight as 1 ever witnessed. And then he married a square-shouldered young widow, with four children, red hair, and never knew what struck him.”— jiidge. LODGE DIRECTORY WINSLOW LODGE NO. 536 B. P. 0. E. Meets every Thursday at 8 p. m. at Elks’ hall Geo. H. Cummings, E. R. N. T. Roach, Sec’y. A. F. & A. M. Regular meeting second Tues day each month. All sojourning brothers cor dially invited. W. E. Garver. W. M. E. N. W cnders, Sec’y. TEMPLE CHAPTERNO.B,R.A.M. Meets every Second and Fourth Saturday. Visiting breth ren always welcome. J. R. Hunter, H. P. D. P. Hartigan, Sec. Dr. J. L. Pritchard, Sar.ta Fe Surgeon. Office and Residence 200 West 4th St. Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 12 m. 2p.m.t04 p. m. 7 p. m. to 8 p. m. SUNDAYS BY APPOINTMENT. Phone 137. THORWALD LARSON Attorneyand Counselor At Law. Holbrook : : : : Arizona M. I. HENDERSON Contracter & Builder. Plans, Specifications and Estimates furnished for any kind of Construction, All WORK GUARANTEED ACCURATE AND RELIABLE. References furnished upon request. M. I. HENDERSON. P. O. Box 235. Holbrook, Ariz. Get the Habit. If you are not already a subscriber for the Winslow Mail it is time you were, and the new year is the time to start. If you are a subscriber, why not sub scribe for a copy for the folks back home, which will be the same as a weekly letter for them. Let them know what kind of a town you are living in. Get the habit of patronizing home in dustries, not alone for your merchandise, but for your printing. The Winslow Mail is just as well equipped to do job work as any print shop in Northern Arizona. Why send the work out of town? SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: One Year,.... $2.00 Six Months,.... 1.00 Thre Months, 50c. The Winslow Feed and Sales Stables Ch&s Daze, Proprietor General Livery and Transfer Bussiness Grain. Hav and Coal l Telephone 192 Office: Downs Building l | D. E. HANKS j ♦- " 1 " l General Livery and Transfer Busi- \ * ness. Hay, grain, feed, coal and wood. $ £ Delivered to All Pars of the City. ? £ Fine Horses and Good Buggies for Hire. T “Pay as you Go, and you never will owe.” 0, thats old. But here is something new. Pay Cash for your fuel and you will have money in your pocket. We sell and deliver 2000 pounds of coal for a ton. City Fuel and phone 118. Transfer Co. "P - 1 JOHNSTONE’S Fr~ [olorangejulepLoc. The Original (JOOJ) tastes so much like the big, ripe, golden California orange you will be straining it througyhour teeth to keep out the seeds. Ask the dealer for JOOJ and get a pure fruit orange drink for sc. j— — C BOTTLED BY C Standard Bottling W orks -