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Charlevoix County Herald
G. A. 1.1 SIC. Tublliher. HAST JORDAN, MICHIGAN STRONG MEN OF THE PAST Present Day Athletes Certainty Have No Superiority Over Their Predecessors. It would seem that tbe Romans, who conquered 86 nations, recognized the secret of success In things mili tary when they called their armies exercltus. bodies of drilled or exer cised men. During the middle ages it was the custom of princes, and even of wealthy burghers, to keep runners who followed their carriages afoot while the horses were going at full gallop. Fast runners were in great demand, and if parents wanted to qualify their children tor a position of that sort they began to train them from the earliest childhood, making them undergo a singular operation, namely, the removal of the spleen, which was supposed to have an influ ence upon the vigor of tbe lungs. From the town of Puebla, in Mexico, a sandy road leads across the hills to the Valley of Amozoc. Early in the morning that road is crowded with Indian peddlers and hucksters, who carry heavy baskets on their backs. Thev frequently come from a distance of 10 or 12 miles, but make the whole trip at a sharp trot and without a single stop. Their children trot at their sides, carrying small bundles or bags, and thus learn their trade so gradually that they hardly feel the hardships of it. It seems curious that a small, short legged dog can as a general thing out run the tallest man. This has not al ways been the case. An ostrich proves that two legs can go as fast as four. Want of exercise in man probably ac counts for the whole difference. Lifting weights has always been a favorite exercise for the lungs. There is a story of a Grecian Samson, the athlete Mllo of Crotona, who day after day carried a calf around the arena and gained in strength as the calf gained in weight until finally he could carry a steer. We may well doubt whether the steer was quite full grown. There is, however, a case of record, apparently well authenticated, to the effect that one Winship of Bos ton practiced with dumb-bells and bagfuls of pig iron until he was able to lift (though only for a moment) the weight of the heaviest steer in Texas. Smallest Republic. Tbe smallest republic in the world, without exception. Is that of Tavolara, a little island situated about a dozen kilometers (seven and a half miles) from Sardinia. It is a little more than a mile In length, and has a population of 53. The sovereignty of the Island was accorded in 1836 by Charles Al bert to the Barteleonl family. Up to 1881 Paul I. reigned peaceably over Ills little Island kingdom, but at his death the islanders proclearoed a re public. By the constitution of the re public the president is elected for ten years, and women exercise the fran chise. Always Lead Their Sheep. Much has been made of the fact that the shepherds of Palestine lead their sheep. This custom has arisen, of course, through the absence of roads and the scanty nature of the pasturage found on the mountain sides. It would be impossible to drive the flocks from place to place unless dogs were employed, and there are no sheep dogs in eastern countries llenec the shepherd goes on in front tbe sheep following behind, a shep herd boy as a rule bringing up the rear. This is the shepherd's principal duty, to guide his sheep and find pas ture for them. What Shall it Profit? Following is from a sketch of the late Joseph Pulitzer, in Harper's Weekly, by one who knew him: "He began life with the physical rquipment of an athlete, but during his first 40 years he neglected all rare of physical needs in his tre mendous absorption in seeking sue cess." To paraphrase a Bible saying "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own" health? Wonderful African City. In many ways is Kano a wonderful place to find in central Africa. Thl native city has great enfolding walla 12 miles in circumference, pierced by 13 deep gateways, with platform and guardhousees and massive doors heav lly clamped with iron. Its written records date back nearly 800 years. Suburban Gossip. "That gentleman farmer cannot be getting on so well." "Why not?" "I notice he is doing his own sow Irg." Took His Word for It. "Wait a moment," said the budding novelist. "I'll show you the proofs of ny novel." Hut the other hastened away. "No. no." he said. "I don't need proofs. Your word Is enough." Lir rpool Mercury. The Present One. is tho Glance of "What present events r "It seems to Tnrkey trot of Persian carpet." be something of a the powers on th Worldly By G. BKAHBIT IIETIIEIt a man's life in this world is successful or not de pends on the idea which 13 held of the purpose for which life is given. If we believe that death ends all, the conclusion w may bo not unreasonably one into which are crowded the greatest number of material blessings and the least amount of earthly discomfort. But if, on the other hand, we are mm this mundane sphere of ration for an endless hereafter, then that is the successful life in which such preparation tion is therefore, primarily, the great tality. . But, apart from this point, we life is the happiest for men, for that which i3 the most truly happv. And conditions of happiness arc different in ouht we to say that they must be the Happiness may bo defined as v living according to divine order. God's commandments, chief among to the Lord and love to the neighbor. These are, indeed, the briefest summary of man's duty, mey cannot of usefulness and true happiness is 10r OtllCrS. here on earth, but come, Wisdom Religion And Health Are Adjusted In i adage want By FRANK CRANE other noes to. These things are mere bait. M-oT-i- h Wa BnlpnrUrl nhvsiniip. liealth. Ask him where he got these. Now, if he had quit playing and gone misled it Only sickly folk, arc everlastingly seeking health. Beans and s.de meat and forgetfulness make better and special diets and care. Dr. Holmes spoke of how ideas one, shot out ol the nowhere. The the kind that smacks of genius, the ilinf haunts men. eraenres similarly ducer It is tlie "divine afflatus f an In character, likewise, those souls ;nir to be noble: and the purest are purity. The linest moral xexiurw is utlu uj , - - y i x x M.A.ttvi ixif f hnon cnu q iv 1 1 1 um i mm i it's of the field, "toil not, neither do they rrw Wa W. whirfi is better . Ted Plan for Saving Lives of Deer Hunters hunter mals V.nn hunter enough les3 ing jacket By E. W. WOODS stand Thn . rczardinjr the proper nananng 01 a were encouraged more the mortality The hunting license should be The lives of our citizens are lot of so-called hunters who know Tho gentleman who su-ested me that restriction of tho license solution of the hunting problem. the Germ Laden trained 4rvrrl us MirrorUsed by Many Dentists By A. M. WOODROW im one's mouth to see the under side of Can you imagine anything filthier or more germ laden than these ... .... . 1 .1. i Ihirgs 11 they are not sicnuzcar Much Depends on Ideas cf Life's Purpose reached that the successful" life is convinced that our brief stay in existence was designed to be a prcpa is most adequately made. The ques and abiding one of man's immor may well ask ourselves what kind of life is surely the most successful we have no right to assumo that the this world and in the other, father same for human beings everywhere. the state of mind which 13 realized That order consists in obedience to which are those which prescribe love ue put m prucucu iivpi vy ucta kindness. Ilence it follows that experienced only in unselfish service Of this character should be the daily work or calling of every man. According as such is the case ings.from one beautiful villa to anoth with anyone, his life is successful, not only as regards Rom Qn his own welfare and his influence upon his fellow men queen, she brought some presents to also as being the appointed gateway I into life everlasting. The lost ukdom and the best rcligio, like the best health, by the way. the highest realms of endeavor the 41 ,4- .f A-V,of 1-,-m fTr offpr5 that you get fkhat ou go after is not true, lour greatest reward is some- 0f summer," which sounds quite nat thing you did not go after at all ; it fall? ural. in with you as you sleep; in other words, J J ill the supremest things in mind and cliarac- ter just come, and you cannot get them, is to win, to get the pigskin into the fellow' goal. But winning means nothing to wise old nature, and the uni- . 1 ii 1 Terse does not care where the pigskin hi cmnliatic fiDints and radiating He doesn't know. They just come. in pursuit ot health he would nae une or ller rriends remarked that biood ana uones man pieuigt-aivu "But how U that possible?" she In- come to one, as if a bullet had struck highest form of intellectual product, sort 01 writing ana painimg or muw out of the infinite and hnds the pro- ounce of it is worth a ton of study, are the noblest who are not try- not they who struggle agamsc im- vi- spin than effort : they are adjusted. Evidently the writer who recommended jackets for hunters has never been a himself. It is well known that am- and birds have a much keener sight linman beinf?s. Therefore if the was forced to wear a jacket bright to be seen bv other hunters how iiesidCS, 11 eucii v,ere uiu i.ic ,a. hunter would get the habit of shoot- everything that did not have a red and the innocent woodsman would a poor show. Tonl rause of trouble IS ijniorancc ii ..l ; d.ot; gun. 14 taieim i"u.c m 0..VU.M3 would be greatly diminisncu. issued only to responsible persons who too valuable to risiv m tne nanua 01 u nothing of firearms. red jackets will doubtless agree with and not bright clothes will prove the "While we have cause to be elated over 1- ... fct that through "kicking we i the individual drinking cup and on 1 1 hnvn fmvrrl thn barber to use a separate towel for each man, yet most ol have never given a thought to the in t 11 1 1 it.A.'.. Docs anyone really know whether every dentist sterilizes these instruments before using them upon another patient? ,,r . u it Wo may get a "germ" from the trans- fcr slip or coin held in the mouth or from dust, but think how many germs could be : i,,oa ifn mat uuv miiiui ut-mut iuiu, a tooth. 1 ' TALY Is known to most persons as a land of extreme poverty. There Is, of course, the other side to it, and it is this other side that is sumptuously presented in "Italian Cities and County Seats." by Try- Mrs. Ti.itrhfllpr lias harl mnst nniia- uai opportunities for getting acquaint- ed with Italy. She had the entree to nT,j ,n mfirfa ht nf lnttnrg rT-t. ten home is an account of journey- the royal children. The queen as- Buruu iier mui lue leuay uear sue cau hmht fv th -ir, n great hit, and that it was hard to get - M. I f nt r 1 v. . u...i Batcheller to sing at the palace. The program was an ambitious one of cla8slcal music. At the end Queen M herIta asked for ,.The Last Roge "rse 0 Jurnc,inBS Mrs- Batcheller collected some inter- estlng g0S8iPf At a dinner which she gave in Rome she was disturbed as to v 10 scat; ner guests, nnaiiy sue ced a former minister of foreign affalrg her rlirht flnd no t GreD. pi, former ambassador to St. Peters- JW on her left. She apologized to tn count on the ground of un- fainmary wlth Itallan etlquette. To wnicn ne replied:. iou nave given me quite me piace J." But any place at dear madam, is a place honor; JJ. u. mo.tr. gxeateBt "rascal.1 quired. 'ZZrT. ta"S to d0 each otherJ That incllent recalls the older story wnicn sne reiaie 01 an inquiry DU - turbulent slenege under control. Without hesitation he replied: With these celebrities whom Mrs Batcheler met mugt be nciuded her 1.1HOT rvormn miiou iiomcv Head of the State, in France, Is Called Upon to Draw on Private Fortune. The French republic, in strong con trast to the United States, usually . 1 . A. A L - Blderable wcaUhi Who are compelled by tbe high station they hold to enter tain extravagantly, often having as . lndlanal)0j,s News ol eenrw. Several who have served as president of the French republic have n M TMers ved as simply as an American president making few large expenaituros ana living wen wun.n ma pereonai rer- nue or hju.uuu irancs uiuu.uuuj a year. Marshal MMahon,M says Le Crl de Paris, "dispensed largely. He had flrt flfirt frnnr fnr ntrlntnmnt nf priaces, ambassadors, envoys and oth- cr great personage, ana other - -"n-Z cated 6omewnere near the value of the hotel be possessed in Rue nelie chasse. Gambetta, in 1S78. caused to be adopted a motion limiting such ex penses to 100,000 francs in charge of the ministry of war. for which the l arshal WftI t0 be personally re 8p0nslble The economy of President Grevy be came proverbial. President Carnot entertained largely and well. He trav eled a great deal. In short, he ate up 500,000 francs of his personal for tune. Mme. Carnot freely said to her ,.The ElyBee a pa,ace here one Is bored and ruined." Cas- lmer-Petier was too short a time In office to exploit the tastes for high llv- nf and expendlture whlch were natural to him and which his ample means permitted. President Felix Faure dispensed his full allowance In nlertainment and contracted heavy debt which he negotiated at Havre. PrtsMent Ixubet did things grand- V . S "V i 1 0.. r.M'7T Italian chauffeur, Vlacenzo. When they entered Italy ia their mor, Vincenzo stopped at the boundary, bought a large bunch of flowers from a boy by the roadside and handed them to his employer, saying, with a bow: "Permit me, slgnora, to offer you the first homage from Italy." Royal Family prodigal. The Italian royal family has been prodigal of Its own services for the people of Italy. So when tbe cholera felled hundreds of citizens the king and queen were first at the bedside of tbe suffering and afflicted. When Mes sina was destroyed the king and queen rushed to Naples and embarked on a man-of-war which was hurried to the scene of the catastrophe. There they personally succored the victims of the earthquake. Now another one of Italy's royal women has taken up the burden of her country's sufferings. This is tbe Duchess of Aosta, who not only en rolled herself as one of the devoted band of Red Cross nurses that has gone to Tripoli to care for the wound ed of tho Italian army, but she re fuses to accept any special attentions due her royal rank. In tho camp she is known simply as Nurse No. 3, but the soldiers, who worshlDS this tender-hearted woman, know well who Nurse No. 3 Is, and as she passes through the wards of the hospitals they kiss tho hem of her veil and bless the dynasty of Savoy that gave Italy Its fine rulers and splendid gentlewomen. The Duchess of Aosta, whose hus band Is in direct succession for the throne of Italy, Is not distinguished in any particular from the other nursef, shares their humble cots, eats thrs same food, does her full share of the nursing, stands watch with the othT nurses and does not shrink from At tending the soldiers of Italy at thu operating table, It is said that the king had de clared he would not permit any ot the royal women to face the dangers of nursing in Tripoli, a danger due to the unscrupulous nature of the Arabs and Tripolltans, who have proved themselves treacherous and murdr ous. The Duchess of Aosta did not a& nounce her Intention cf going, but etn barked secretly, and it was not until she was recognized after the transport Bteamer had left Naples that she ad mitted her identity. ly, it is said, and nevertheless lived within his income while expending fully the 600,000 francs allowed for entertainments. It 13 said that Presi dent Fallieres has been able up to the present to put aside 1,000,000 francs a year and that last year ho had the pleasure of exceeding this amoutn. Mmo. Fallieres especially is credited with being a very thrifty housekeeper. Gave 300 Rabbits to the Poor. Fifteen hundred pounds, eleven big gunny sacks, of rabbits were given to various charitable Institutions few days ago by I. A. Dordccr and Edward McKee pf the state fish and eame commission. Thfl rabbits were killed in a big drive near Fresno held under the supervision of A. D. Ferguson, repreentlve of tho state commission in that district. Ordinarily the rabbits obtained in a big drive are thrown away. Officials of the Wells Fargo company agreed to ship the rabbits in free of charge, and so the fifteen hundred pounds of game, which was distributed to the poor, did not cost one cent. A large number of the rabbits had their ears cut off, as the men who killed them wanted to keep track of the number of bunnies they took. Each sack averaged 25 rabbits, so there were about 300 rabbits in the shipment. Los Anreles Express. From Bftr to Worse. "Judge," said tno caller, "I wi you'd tell me what I havo to do to get my name changed." "What is your present name?" "Hennett Lemuel Zebulon Uubb." "You wish to have 'Bubb changed to something else?" "No; I want a new one entirely Something like William Thompson or (leorge Jones something short and easy, you know." "Your objection to your name, then is that It Is too long, I presume. Why can't you Just use your Initials? "That only makes it worse, judge Whenever I give my name as ii. U Z. Bubb somebody snickers." IN LEISURE MOMENTS DESIGNING OLD BEDSPREADS IS THE LATEST FAD. Two Idea That Are Both PopuUr and Effectiv Are In Strip or th Diamond Design of Twine or Monk' Cloth. Young girls have found a way to keep their nimble fingers busy ia the making of rather odd bedspreads. appropriate mostly for tho rooms of bachelor brothers, friends or even uncles. Of these new bedspreads there are two kinds those made of twine and those made of monk's cloth. Both are popular and effective. It is a matter of taste with a young girl whether she wishes to crochet a twine bed spread or to sew together and rough ly embroider one of monk's cloth. The twine bedspreads liavo taken the place in tho workirfg of neck ties for crochet work. Happily they are not all made in one piece, but 0. many small squares or diamonds, ac cording to the design, which are sewn together later. It la therefor an easy matter to carry about ia the workbag one or two pieces In process ot ma king and to take them out whenever an opportunity offers for a littio usnt crocheting. The so-called twine used for these hodsnreada comes in large balls like those of ordinary twine, and can "bo purchased at either fancy or depart ment shops. The needle should be of a size that handles well tho par ticular thickness of twine necessary for the selected design. Some girls are making theso bed spreads in strips after designs long: known in connection with argnans. and prefer them to the those that aT made out of numbers of small squares or diamonds. The strip de ign gets rid of the labor or sewing the many small pieces together. It Is also equally pretty. The designs made In small squares or diamonds are real ly more elegant, for they follow pat- erns suggestive of cluny lace and are done with finer twine than those In strips. They are more for the young girl's own bedroom than for that or tho bachelor brother. The successful note about such work is that it pro duces an immediate stylish effect. And once made such bedspreads last forever. Beef Roll. Chop two pounds of lean beef very fine: choD and pound in a mortar half a pound of fat bacon and mix it wltb tho beef. Season with pepper ana salt (It will not require much Bait), a small nutmeg, the grated rind 01 a lemon, the Juice of a quarter of It, a heaping tablespoonful of parsley minced fine, or it can be seasonea with an additional tablespoonful or onion, or no onion or parsley, but with summer savory or thyme. Bind all these together with two eggs. Form them into a roll, surround the roll with buttered paper, which tio securely around it. Then cover It with a past mado of flour and water. Bake two hours. Remove tbe paper and crust. Serve It hot with tomato eauce or brown gravy. Honey Loaf Cake. Cream half a cup of butter; then idd one-half cupful of sifted granu lated sugar and one-half cupful of strained clover honey and cream again. At this point stir in two eggs without separating and beat until the mixture Is creamy and lemon color; then add one pint of flour. In which iift one rounding teaspoonful of ba king powder and one teaspoonful of caraway seeds; pour Into a greasea shallow loaf pan and bake in a mod erate oven for about twenty-five min utes. Jerusalem Artichoke Soup. Three slices of lean bacon or ham, half head of celery, one turnip, on onion, six artichokes, one tablespoon ful butter, one quart boiling milk, salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Put the bacon and vegetables, which should be cut In thin slices. In a stew pan with butter; cover with water and let them stew gently to a smooth pulp; strain through colander; then add the boiling milk with seasoning. Serve with square of leavened bread. Mock Bisque Soup. Mix to a smooth paste one table spon of flour with two heaping table spoons of butter, add one quart of boiling milk, a little at a time to pre vent lumping. Stew ono can of toma toes until they can be strained easily and, if very acid, use one-half teaspoon of soda; pour Into the thickened milk, seasoning with salt and pepper and serve very hot. , Stuffed Prunes. Children will eat these when they do not care for the sauce. Take the prunes, wash and soak over night. Use the same water and simmer until tender, letting most of It boil away. When prunes are cold remove stone and put In half a walnut, then roll In granulated sugar and set away pn platter until dry. Nice for lunch. Cake-Making Hint After getting the Ingredients to gether, before mixing the cake, warm the bowl by pouring Into It boiling water. Let stand a few minutes, then pour out and dry. It must be warm enoush to soften, but not melt the butler.