THE NEW BRITISH
Sir William Crookes Made a
A number of eminent English scien
tists and Inventors have been appoint
ed to assist Admiral Lord Fisher, who
was recently selected as chairman of
the invention board, the duties of
.which will be to co-ordinate and en
courage scientific work in refation to
the requirements of the British i)vy.
i: The board consists of a central com
mittee and a number of consultants
SIB WILLIAM CKOOKES.
who will advise the main committee
on questions referred to them. Among
these consultants is Sir William
Crookes, one of the most distinguished
of English scientists and the most ven
erable. He is eighty-three years old
,and is a past president of the Chem
ical society, of tho Institution of Elec
trical Engineers, of the Society of
Chemical Industry and many other sci
entific bodies. He Is famous as the
discoverer of solenocyanides, of the ele
ment thallium and for various ad
vances In the application of electricity.
In a recent interview he said: "A
great thing for men to convince them
selves of is that the war will be won
not by fury of attack and not by gal
lantry, but simply by hanging on. He
who hangs on the longest will win."
A NEW CHAIR AT YALE.
C. E. A. Winalow Appointed to Recently
Created Professorshipof Public Health.
Yale university this fall joins Michi
gan, Pennsylvania and Harvard by es
tablishing a department of public health
In its medical school. Professor C. E.
A. Winslow, who has been appointed
to the newly created Anna M. L. Lau
der professorship of public health, was
born in Boston in 1877. He was train
ed in the biological department of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
under Professor W. T. Sedgwick, and
taught public health in that institution
for twelve years after his graduation
PBOFBSBOB C. E. A. WINSLOW.
In 1898. From 1903 to 1910 he teas in
charge of the sanitary researcb^abora
tory of the institute, directing its ex
tensive studies on the purification of
city sewage. In the winter of 1910
Professor Winslow served as exchange
professor*in the University of Chicago,
and from 1910 to 1914 he was in'charge
of the work In biology and public health
at the College of the City of New
York. He resigned this position in 1914
to take part in the reorganization of the
New York state department of health
under Commissioner Hermann-M, Biggs
as director of the division of publicity
and education, and this work being now
well organized be returns to academic
life by accepting the call to Yale.
Professor Winslow will continue to
aezve, as he has done since 1910, as
curator of public health In the Ameri
can Museum of Natural History, New
York city, where he Is building up a
permanent health exhibit, and as chair
man of the New York state commis
sion on ventilation, which is now near
lng the completion of its important re
searches on air supply, and health. Pro*
fessor Winslow is a past president of
the Society of American Bacteriologists
and Is at present chairman of the lab
oratory section of the American Public,
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Alice F. Rollins has completed thir
ty-five years of service as a teacher in
Minneapolis public schools.
Miss Estelle MacAuley has been in
stalled at Portland, Ore., as passenger
agent for the Oregon, Washington
Railway and Navigation company.
In the absence of her husband, who
has been called to the front, Mrs.
George Kendall, wife of a Methodist
minister in England, will have charge
of six churches.
An English suffragist. Miss M. H.
Mason, has organized the women of
her country for harvest work, and the
movement has met with the approval
of the board of trade of England.
Mrs. Aletha Gilbert, who has served
as policewoman in Los Angeles, is at
the head of a city mothers' bureau,
where mothers can tell their troubles,
away from a curious, morbid crowd.
The "Betsy Ross of Minneapolis" is
Mrs. Lydia R. S. Woodbury, who made
the flag carried by the famous "Firat
Minnesota." Because of illness she
has been unable to attend Memorial
day exercises for the past ten years.
Kansas farmers are raising beards to
protect themselves from the mosqui
toes. Poor, defenseless woman!—-De
troit Free Press.
The war is now said to threaten a
shortage of Turkish tobacco in the
United States. We can see Connecticut
trying to keep from laughing.—Provi
"Somebody's always taking the joy
out of life." Here's a chap who has
gone and invented an umbrella that
can be opened only by its owner.—
Probably it is true enough that three
battleships a year could be built for
the money the people of this country
spend on chewing gum, but nobody
could chew a battleship.—Philadelphia
Trouble ahead looks bigger than trou
ble we have passed.
Time flies, and no wonder when so
many are trying to kill it.
Each army that takes the City of
Mexico drops It. It must be very hot
Excess baggage is the load that
keeps many a man from getting there.
The bird in the hand never sings as
delightfully as the one in the bush any
Most heroes are products of combina
tions of circumstances which come-by
You don't need to fire statistics into
the baldheaded man in order to coax
him into swatting the fly.
Lots of people who complain that
they don't get all they deserve should
really congratulate themselves.
Reports that the smart set are stay
ing away from Europe this year ought
to cinch their claim to the title.
The "better cantaloupe" movement
likely to have the enthusiastic moral
support of the ultimate consumer too.
Co-operation of American inventors
is likely to do more toward making war
too terrible to be tolerated than any
thing yet attempted.
Japan claims1to be cleaning up China,
but there are two opinions about who
is doing that. The United States sold
$1,700,000 worth of soap in China last
A Chicago man boasts that Chicago
Is the most modest city in the world.
Who says humor is dying out?—Detroit
"Philadelphia is on the eve of a
great awakening," says the Philadel
phia Telegraph. S-h-h-h! Be quiet!
Let it come easy.—Pittsburgh Dis
New York is still maintaining with
out boastfulness or adventitious ad
vertising its reputation as the premier
summer resort of the Atlantic coast
New York Tribune, t-
Chilean mines produce about a mil
lion tons of coal a year.
Women are much more liable to be
poisoned tiian men in trades involving
the use of lead and arsenic.
Singapore, the greatest pineapple
producing city In the world, uses Amer
ican canning machinery to a large ex
Over 10,000 working people were em
ployed in the diamond industry of Am
sterdam before the war. Now about
80 per cent are out of work and the
others are working on short time.
Why "Jitneur?" We have chauffeur,
but we imported him from France.
The Jitney came from Texas.—Philadel
Among the horrors of civilization is
Philadelphia's newly coined word "Jit
neur," applied to the driver of a jitney
In Philadelphia the word "jitneur"
has been cdlned to designate the driver
of a jitney bus. In other towns he has
been called shorter and uglier things.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
HOT SPRINGS WEEKLY STAR? HOT SPKiNua, ftuuin
The artichoke, which originally came
from Barbary, is not a botanical spe
cies, but a variety of the thistle, which
grows spontaneously all along the Af
rican coast of the Mediterranean from
Morocco to Palestine. It is now culti
vated extensively in France, where
those which come from Brittany and
Algeria are the species most highly es
teemed. Even of these there are many
varieties, such as the Camus artichoke
of Brittany, the bronzed artichoke of
Roscoff, the big green artichoke of
Laon and the violet artichoke of Pro
vence. There are also varieties which
come from lta,ly, Spain, Utdia and Can
ada, to say nothing of the Jerusalem
artichoke, famous for the enormous
size of its leaves. In the south of
France when the crop is abundant the
heads are carefully picked of all their
leaves and the hearts dried in the sun,
put up it? sacks and stored away for
winter use. These hearts when boiled
In water or in a rich beef broth be
come soft and recover their form, color
and flavor. They are then taken from
the pot, the water and broth strained
away, the center is filled with force
meat, and they are then either fried or
A native of any part of North or
South America is literally an American
since he is a native of one of the Amer
ican continents. Usage, however, has
narrowed the term so that "an Ameri
can" is generally understood to be a
citizen or native of the United States
of America, while a native of Canada,
Mexico, Central or South America is
known as a "Canadian," "Mexican,"
"Brazilian," "Guatemalan" or the like.
The reason for the usage does not lie
in any feeling that the United States
pre-empts, stands for or overshadows
the other parts of the western hemis
phere, but simply in the fact that, while
Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United
States of Colombia, etc., are words
which admit of adjective formation,
"American" is the only adjective which
can be formed from the name of our
country to denote its citizens or to ap
ply to its interests, industries, cities,
etc.—New York Times.
To the Swift.
While the morning rush was on one
day a young woman followed a trolley
car down Broadway, running two
blocks before she caught it This she
was able to do^because of the jam of
the traffic which retarded the car. Her
efforts attracted attention on both sides
of the street, and hurrying shop hands
stopped to cheer her on. At Houston
street where she came panting up to
the side of the car, she gasped to the
conductor that she had left her pocket
book on the seat and wanted to get it
He obligingly held the car while she
made a search. No pocketbook was
found, but as she stepped off into the
street again, her eyes filled with tears,
there came a shout from behind. It
was the motorman of the succeeding
car, and In his hand as he leaned over
his brake he held the pocketbook.
"Here it is, lady," he said. "Don't
cry. You only caught the car ahead."
—New York Post.
Meat In Middle Ages.
Much of the medieval meat, which
Cobbett says was plentiful and cheap,
must have been poor stuff. Until the
introduction of root crops in the eight
eenth century cattle and sheep did not
become even moderately plump till the
end of summer, while lack of fodder
made it impossible to keep much live
stock during the winter. On St Mar
tin's day (Nov. 11) arrangements were
usually made for slaughtering on a
large scale, and for the next six months
fresh meat worth eating was practical
ly unobtainable. Until the spring grass
was again ready there was a run on
salted beef and salted mutton. Salt
ed beef is excellent—for a change. But
have you ever tried salted mutton?—
Nothing Is ever gained by flattery
To the serious man (lattery tii the form
of sincere praise makes him more
sponsible and only sadder lu-vause he
knows how much he falls below what
Is expected of him and what ht ex
pects of himself. Up flattery unices
a real man feel as though his s-\ ind
been mistaken Ho feels us though he
had been given curling tongs instead
of a razor for his morning toilet.—New
York Telegram. .• *.
His Name Was In It.
Lender—I've been told that Rivers'
name Is In old Rocksworthy's will.
Friend—Yes, his name is in it. He
signed it as a witness, that's all. And
—good gracious! What's the matter?
Lender—Nothing, only I've lent him
£50 on the strength of It—London Ex
"When you are at a loss for a suit
able word do you ever apply to your
"No," replied the writer "I don't
have to. Her entire vocabulary Is com
ing my way most of the time,"—Chica
The discovery that freckles are
caused by too much Iron In the system
may explain why some girls won't go
within a mile of the kitchen range.—
"Me a tramp? No, sir. I'm a mem
ber of de army of toiL" 4'
"I never see you toil."
"I belong to de reserves."—Kansas
His is a trifling character wbo seeks
for fame through silly reports.—Cicero.
Erratic Record In Golf.
The world's record for unsteadiness
probably goes to a certain California
golfer. There was a team match sched
uled between two clubs, each club pick
ing its five best men. When the match
started It was discovered that only
four men had reported for one of the
teams. The captain of the team that
had a missing man saw standing by a
club member with a handicap some
where around sixteen or eighteen
strokes. His average game was about
98. As a rule he could be counted upon
to go out in 50 and come back In 48.
That day, to his own amazement and
to the confusion of his opponent, be
was out In 34, eleven strokes better
than he had ever played the course be
fore for the first nine holes. This was
an upset,- but no worse than the upset
that followed, for, after being out in
34, he was back in 63. He got his 97,
but as no 97 was ever got before.—
Jerome D. Travers In American Maga
Turtle and Farina.
Turtle and farina taken together rep
resent to those who live on the Ama
zon, be they white, negro or Indian or
one of the numerous crossbreeds, what
the salmon does to the Alaska Indian,
the oocoanut to the south sea islander
and rice to the Mongolian. A short
run of salmon In the Alaska rivers, a
crop failure in the paddy fields of
China, a hurricane in the south sea
islands, all reduce to the same thing
famine: On the Amazon a shortage of
turtles may be tided over by a pleni
tude of farina, or vice versa. A failure
of both turtles and farina in the same
year brings great and widespread dis
tress. Farina Is a crude, locally made
product of the root of the manioc, a
further refinement of which results In
the tapioca of commerce. Farina un
der a number of different names is
more or less of a staple with the na
tives In all of tropical America from
the West Indies to Paraguay.
Colors and Heat.
In an attempt to Illustrate graphi
cally the relative values for summer
and winter wear of different colors in
dress materials an Interesting experi
ment was recently conducted, says
Popular Mechanics. Four strips of
cloth made of the same material and
weight, but of different colors, were
placed on a cake of ice and exposed to
the sun. The fabrics were white, yel
low, red and black. The result show
ed in a striking way how white re
flects the sun's rays, while black ab
The Ice covered by the piece of
white cloth was not melted to any ap
preciable degree during the test, that
under the yellow strip was slightly de
pressed, a deep cut was formed be
neath the red cloth and a groove ap
proximately twice as deep as that cov
ered by the latter was melted under
the black fabric.
Thoughts on Fine Printm
HE success or failure of all printing is .steadily be
coming more dependent upon design as used in a
broad sense» Design includes the preliminary outline or
main purpose of all of the elements by which priji/irii? is
.made efficient. It therefore contains the insight into gen
eral business conditions and specifically into the has hie ss
which is to be directly served. Design is arrangement. Jt
& is the reasonable and practical adjustment of all the mech
anical and esthetic qualities to produce the very best results,
in competition with all of the rest of the worlds produ cts.
It is one man or one establishment against all of the rest.
Design in printing is the element which combines imagina
tion, taste and skill to produce a desired and deftnate re
suit. The printing industry may be termed the barometer
of commercial prosperity.
THE HOT SPRINGS STAR is pleased to announce
that its facilities make it practicable to continue to turn
out the highest grade of commercial printing at what in
many cases will represent a material saving in costs as
compared with figures formerly made. Quality of course
will remain the same, our motto being "Reliability Plus
ProgressAgreeable to this idea we shall take pleasure in
receiving your printing orders.
HOT SPRINGS STAR
A. WfARNER, Publisher
one piece dresses are now
being designed, and for au-
^tumn the one piece frocks are
to be frankly princess. One of the in
coming princess effects is shown in this
Illustration. It lis made of navy blue
pussy willow taffeta. Silk cording
trims the self ruffle at the bottom of
Princess Gown For the Elderlu Woman
the skirt and the cord forms a novel
girdle which confines a slight fullness
at the waist. The waist also has a
long effect of white with a collar of
lace which relieves the one tone effect
and lends freshness to the face. This
gown will still be in vogue when the
season ends. ANNA MAY,
H. iSsUL ,'
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