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On Right Each Year She Has a
Respite from Fate.
Jegrd f Christmas E ul . .
TfiteraaJly Oemdesasjed DaigkUr (
Jfertvdlaa, Wl Ducn at the
Honk Pol.
At the North pole, where the auroral
I ghts blaze splendidly, tha eternally con
demned daughter ot Herodlaa, the beauti
ful and sinful Salome, la supposed to dance
frantically bjr night and by day. There Is
fretty In the white feet on tha cold glacial
earth; there U madness In her hands a
he unwinds and twine tha filmy valla,
The soul of Salome knows no rest. She
dances and dancea eternally, ever before
tier vision the specter of tha bloody head of
the murdered John. The soul of Salome
laughs and her laughter shudders over the
solitary regions where only sorrowful spir
its wanoer. Th soul of Salome weeps, and
there Is no one to comfort her.
But on the blessed night legend says that
Salome la released from the madness of
the dance and on her knees she kneels and
prays and rests during this single night.
Italians tell of Befana, the little old
woman who still travsrsas tha earth, seek
Ing for the Wise Men.
When the three princes wera on their
way to Bethlehem they stopped at UtUe
cottage the dwelling of Befana,
The Wise Men were weary and needed
rest. They were hungry and seeded food.
So they knocked at Befana's door. But,
In a sharp voice, she told them she waa
busy and they should call again.
A Lost Opportaaity.
In repl;' they told Befana they were on
thiir wuy o visit the Holy Child; they told
of the vision they had seen and the star
which guided them. Buf, In a still sharper
voice, llefana said she was busy sweeping
and she would look for them when they
came back.
The Wise Men pursued their way. On
their return they took another route and
Befana watched in vain. She waited day
after day to see the three princes and hear
of the birth of the new king; aha listened
by night to hear their raps upon ber door.
Despairing of their return, she set out
to find them and she has been wandering
over the earth aver slnoe. At Christmas
time the children of Italy speak of Be
fana In hushed voices even a the chil
dren of this country speak of Santa Claus.
For Befana, at tha season of the holy
birth, becomes suffused, with kindness and
a great love of children. All the bitterness
of her soul passes away and to the good
little bambinoe she gives all manner of
wonderful gifts.
To wltVed children she gives stockings
' n. i.k. c . i i ,
tuirru wnii Hiivi. puiui'iiiiiBa, &iier iuo u aa
taught the needed lesson and the little one
has become penitent she will visit the
house a second time and leave gifts.
In Lapland a gigantic youth Is believed
to rlile through the air on a goat. On St.
Thomas' day he Is said to begin visits to
the homes of the people, which he con
tinues until Christmas eve. Then he disap
pears. Where he goes no one knows.
Whence he came none can tell.
Witches Make a Meat of It.
In parts of Germany and France the
v peasants declare that Christmas eve ail the
witches rise In the air and hold high car
n.vn!. Prayers are said and the minds of
iht- (voplc arc concentrated upon the cele-l-r
'..1:11 tf t!:c holy time. The witches, thoy
13 i wlili tiutd breath, on this night try to
tic i etc their power over men and divert
tft.:.- minds from the contemplation ot
cacred things. And woe unto the man who
tilla Into the power of the baleful women
i.o this holy night!
:ume wit hes tUe straight up toward the
moon. It Is HaUl, on the barks of geere.
Stock of Fine Diamonds, Watches,
kfyjllx V-J viv-a UilU yjmu 1 IIIV.U juuwiij,
Sterling Silver and Cut Glass is still
going on at 1709A Farnam street,
between 16th and 17th streets. ....
( A visit to our store will satisfy you that we are selling
goods for less money than any jewtkr cki buy same at
wholesale. Note prices:
Gold Filled Elgin and Waltham Watches, C C fl ft
10 and fl3 value, our price J,UU
Gold Filled Elgin and Waltham 16-Jeweled rf
Watches, $15 and $17. CO value, our price pU3U
Gold Filled Elgin and Waltham 15-Jeweled C 1 ft A A
Watches, $20 and $25 value, our price lU.UU
Gold Filled Elgin. Waltham, Springfield and Hamilton 21-jeweled
Watches, warranted to pass inspection on any CI fi ftft
railroad, $36 and $40 value, our price CplO.UU
O sise Gold Filled Elgin and Waltham Cft ftft
Watches, $16 and $20 value, our price )0UU
14-karat solid Gold, Waltham and Elgin, C 1 C lift
$30 and $35 value, our price l?.uU
14-karat solid Gold, Elgin and Waltham. mounted ff Tft Aft
with V -karat tine diamond, $60 value, our price JJtUU
Diamond Cluster Ring, $11 value, CC fl ft,
our price PJ.IU
H-Itarat Diamond Tiffany Ring, value $22.00. CI I fin
our price PII.VU
4 -karat beautiful White Diamond, In 14-karat ff l rn
. Tiffany Ring or Stud . U
H -karat Diamond, 14-karat Tiffany tT yf ft ft
Ring or Stud 4 tJ.UU
1 -karat Diamond Tiffany, COCO, ft
Ring or Stud , tfJJiUU
Solid gold and gold filled Brooches. Earrings, Rings, Cuff Buttons,
Chains. Fobs, Bracelets, Cut Glass, Sterling 811ver In fact every article
In the store to be closed out at 40c oa the dollar. The goods are all
from the A. B. Hubermann stock which is known to the publio to be the
most reliable and highest grade.
Store open evening. Mall orders promptly attended to.
i !
Between 16th and 17th Streets.
Others play hob -In the sir on vampire-Uke
birds. Shrill calls ara sometimes heard In
secluded places and the men h) hear
these crlee utter a prayer.
In England a contrary belief prevails. At
Christmas, they ray, wltche sre unable to
ezercls their power, falrbs cease their
mischievous tricks, and In some sections
It Is believed that the devil dies on this
The people of Yorkshire nnf trial the evil
one died the night the Saviour was born,
and In celebration of his death the bells
of churches In Dewsbury are rLing. '
In Germany many of the housewives
grease tha heads of goa. for then they be
lieve there will la a big flock the coming
year. Ttisy watch carefully for any ejtgs
hens may lay on Christmas eve, for these, I
it Is held, produce Immense fowls.
Stones are also placed on fruit trees on
Christmas morning, for the peasants siy
they will Consequently bear more fruit.
Myatle Motions.
In Russia seven grains of corn are given
to horses by the peasants. Thesev they be
lieve, will cause the horse to remain In
good health during the year; be will work
willingly and not balk.
Bohemians will lend things on any day of
the year excepting that preceding Chrut
mes. Should an article be borrowed on
that day, a witch could use it to exercise
the most dire enchantments over the lender.
la Prussia many persona go to the great
est trouble to secure the oe of a carp,
which they eat on Christmas eve. The
person who does this Insures good fortune.
In the northeast of Scotland a belief pre
vails that if meat Is not partaken ot at the
Christmas dinner the cattle will not wax
strong and hoakhy.
To discover who will die during the com
ing year, the poople of Anspacii, Gernmny,
observe the shadows of participants o a
Tuietlde party as they fall on the floor.
Those whose shadows appear without heads
It la believed are marked by the grim de
stroyer. To Insure peace In the family the people
of Scandinavia on Christmas night place
the shoes of all the members of Uie house
hold In a row before tbo fire at nlg.it.
Happiness and harmony will then pA-all
during the coming year.
Servian families bake cakes of unleavened
bread In which a coin is hidden. On Christ
mas day It Is broken, and the one who
gets the coin Is assured -of being tho hap
piest ant luckiest member of the family.
Straw Is spread over the supper table on
Christmas eve In Poland. Young folks are
blindfolded and told to pick out a straw. If
tho straw Is green. It Is believed the per
son will marry. If It be dry and withered
hopeless. Indeed, are considered the pros
pects of the hapless oris.
Seeing; Thiols.
The people pf Sweden affirm that If one
walks tha road to church Just as the sun
Is rising Christmas morning, he will see
tho fields growing with the crops of the
coming year; visions will pass before his
eyes of future events; all the funerals and
corning marflagea will loom spectrally be
fore him.
Maidens reluctant to letting rovers kiss
them might well learn the legend which
prevails In many parts of England. Unless
a maiden is kissed under a piece of mistle
toe on Christmas eve, mothers tell their
daughters, she need not hope to be mar
ried during the coming year. i all
maidens desirous of entering wedlock hang
up the mistletoe and diplomatically ar
range that some one give them the magic
On Christmas night a Bohemian girl whr
desires to learn where her lover la, shakes
an older tree and Ings.L, 4 . .
Sweet elder, I shake, I shake;
T11 me, ye doers that wake.
Where Is my lover tonight?
Then she listens for a dog to bark. In
the direction of the cry of the first dog
that barka Is the lover.
Mothers who wish to secure a good hus
band for their daughters on Christmas eve
smear their faces with honey, reciting' cer
tain charms. This, they hope, will bring
to the fair one a husband wtlh a temper
as sweet as the honey.
Music and Musical Notes
N THIS column Inst Sunday
there wss en account of a
rather absurd system ot teach
ins singing, as exemplified by a
New Tork teacher. The New
York Sun hm hail a Meant
article on the question of vocal methods,
snd while all of ths ar. utterly
ridiculous, the following; specimens are
culled from the said article for the con
tlderation of the readers of this column,
snd as a preface to the serious matter
which appears later on. In connection with
the National Association of Teachers of
Pinging trschers who endeavor to 1m
prets on their pupils tho fact that they
alone possess the real eecrt of Imparting
the art have many such tricks, one
woman In Carnegie hall vowed that she
alone could teach a perfect legato to her
pupils. The young women who came to
study with her were put under a pledge
rot to reveal the nuans by which they
acquired this secret of the most difficult
kind of sinking. None of them was ever
able to show that she had learned the art,
i,,h'v. ,ranB"ft method of Imparting It
finally became public.
. Th,J puP"- ,h to rive the sus
tained. , drawn oui notes that constitute
good legato singing, had to stand In front
or a plate Into which there fell a steady
flow of molasses, never broken into sep-
! t. ip.n- 1 he slht of in'" "trenrn was
s apposed to sujfgst to the pupil visually
i.,neC?VI k,nd of "ustalSef tone. Of
pupil who did not have sense enouri to
thlr"nrW. h le.ato ,nS'nK w without
necessity of seeing It visually sug
gested as well could never achieve It
Another deep secret was that possesed
if i- omn who asserted that she waa
fhl A,f?, T' i;n few lessens
the difficulty that pupils often have with
their tonnues. That deep secret was
2rt'.en.0 -inbe.vr8vea,le,,: b,It 11 turned out
?i - wf',"e, that a" h- dll was to stand
on hT1 ,CMnn9 'n front of her pvipli
?,?r,. h0.'U , a "P00" over the pupil s
s?areA,teke.P,'t '? the p,Bce 11 '"'ul"
ini!t y Vv that the "P00" bad been
Inserted in her mouth.
This spoon methoTfsan old trick and the
principle under which It waa worked was
employed in the invention of a device which
was patented In England and which one
piacea in his mouth when he practiced. It
was designed to hold the tongue down, and
It had an opening at the back and one at
the front whereby the tone made it exit.
But here is another:
..!!? n"'1 t0 lv UD mv tocher. " said a
oung man who came to a well known in
structor the other day, ' becauae I couldnl
m,T.P. SW!"- the way he told me I
must if I WAntoH In Ua.n ...,1k!
hp ii. siphon In my mouth in order to
iuer jaw open lower than I had
been able to make It. I was to hang the
siphon on my lower Jaw and let It stay
While I nraetlAH T i , ..
and then as my term was coming to an end
- i y vuiiieone else.
If a man had not sense enough to open
his law aa It ahmiM .k
-, , , , . "ivui um neces
sity of hanging a siphon on It there was.
ior mm 10 learn. There
are many similar mechanical devices to
take the place of what the singer should
be able to accomplish through his Intelli
gence. One of these which a teacher used
to sell for a few dollars was a small bit
ot wood which was to be placed between
the teeth and cost ahout 5 cents to make
It waa a simple cube of wood, and held
between the back teeth It opened the
mouth In what the teacher described as the
onlv possible way to slnir correctlv
There are many other Instances, but
these will suffice. The point Is that there
are many persons teaching singing who
are so far away from the real foundation
of good singing that they go about the
work of teaching as though it were purely
a physical act. Hence all these various
"tricks" of vocalisation and tone-production.
On the ocean liner Arabic last June, the
musical critic of The Boe had the pleasure
of holding profitable converse with Mr.
Herman Klein, the well known New Tork
voice teacher and musician. Away from
his busy studio, Mr. Klein had the time,
the Inclination and the kindness to talk to
the writer about the National Association
of Teachers of Singing, its aims and Its
reason for existence. Mr. Klein Is the
chairman of the executive board of the as
sociation. To give one some idea of the
association and its work, certain sections
have been taken from, the announcements
and are hereby reprinted.
The object of the association, which was
incorporated In November. 19u, Is to estab
lish a standard of vocal instruction for
treatment of the voice, which will be in
accord with the best thought of the oldest
school and In harmony with the views of
the medical profession; the promotion of
co-operation among teachers of singing for
their own Interests as well aa those of
students; and amount other things, to
secure legislation which will fix qualifica
tions and require the registration of sing
ing teachers.
Mr. Herman Klein has been an authority
fur years In the realm of singing. He was
genuinely associated wtlh the great Man
uel Garcia long enough to be In close
touch with that master-teacher's Ideas and
the results of his vast experience. (He
was over 100 years old when he died.)
Mr. Klein, since coming to New York, has
been a power and In London be was well
known and Identified wtlh the best.
One may see that there Is an earnest
move In this matter, when one Is told
that amongst those who have joined the
association as patron members are Mme,
Gadekl, Mme. Sembrich, Mme. Nordlca,
Mme. Schumann-Helnk, Mme. Emma
Barnes, Mme, TetrasilnJ, Mme. Louise
Table Tipplag and Similar Maalfe.ta
tlona Not So Hard te
Prod are.
Being a spook medium Is not so diffi
cult a profession as It appears to the un
initiated. Some of the most effective per
formances are achieved when the medium
Is supposed to be held or tied so securely
that It seems Impossible that he could have
escaped to play the spook part so actively
One of these rope tying devices Is ex
plained In the Bohemian Magaxtno. It la
the one need by the Davenport brother
In preparing a rope with which they are
to be tied they take one of the cords by
the middle and form at that point a bow
or double loop. All that la necessary to
make this knot Is to wind the cord once
etound the f'ngers, and through the ring
thus formed draw a small portion of the
cord on each side in opposite directions
This in fact Is a double slip knot, the loop
of which may bo diminished or Increased
In else as the ends are drawn tight or re
krsf d.
Leaving the two loops open, the two ends
of the rope are passed through two holes
bored In the chair, and with th ends the
mediums are secured tightly, the legs being
fastened to the botc-ra of the chair, while
the arms are bound close to the body. To
all appearances they are thoroughly se
cured, but this Is what really happens:
The moment that the cabinet Is closed they
draw back the legs a little, thus slackening
the knot sufficiently to permit them to ex
tract one hand.
With the other band they hold the knot
ready to be drawn tight again as soon as
the baud la replaced and tha legs are ex
tended, but with one band free It is quite
easy for them to make all the racket and
produce as many varieties of phenomena
as the most captious critic could require,
i Moreover, when th knots are exsmlned
after the sitting all appear In perfect
j order.
Levitating or tipping the table la another
exhibition of -psychic" force that Is always
watched wltk interest, and yet there are
Homer. M!ss GeraMlne Farrar, JTsa Mary
Garden, Signorl Bond. Caruso, Scottl, Mr.
David Blspham and Mr. Andreas IHppel.
Here are a few points about the organi
sation: The time has now arrived when the sing
ing profession (teachers and exponents of
the art of singing! and the public (doctors,
heads of families, pupils and others
should co-operate with the association
towards the attainment of Its alms.
The medical profession has long been
aware of the lasting damage don" to the ;
inroat ana larynx, those most delicate or
gans, by ignorant and unskilled teachers
whose only stock In trade Is a very little
musical and vocal knowledge (If any) and
a large amount of assurance. It Is no ex
aggeration to affirm that In the forty-six
states of the union many thousands of
promising and excellent voices are every
year ruined beyond repair.
Unfortunately parents and pupils them
selves are often unable to discr.mlnate be
tween good and bad teachers. It frequently
happens that they apply to some self
styled "professor of vocal culture" who,
beyond having a fair voice or the ability
to play the piano passably and the posses
sion ot a few text books, hss had no proper
training, no skilled experience, and who
possesses none of the qualifications neces
sary for the successful practice of the sing-
Ing teacher's art.
he first work of the association there
fore Is to create a vast national movement
to put down this state of things; to make
sure that the teacher has a knowledge of
his art and the ability to impart It; to
make the art of singing respected both In
the art and In the teacher; to protect the
public's throats from the attacks of un
qualifled "professors," and to preservs to
America's homes, to the church, to the
concert platform and to the operatlo stage
the thousands of American voices that are
now ruined annually by incompetent teach
ing. the association proposes to achieve this
by operating in two parallel lines simul
taneously from above by obtaining state
legislation in every state in the union that
will subject all teachers to laws similar to
those governing the admission to practice
of doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects
any others; and from below; by creating a
normal school for teachers which will re
gin by training teachers how to teach, not
by this, that or any other method, but how
to teach without damaging the natural gift
of voice and its organs, which every voice
student must possess ab initio.
To achieve all this, a work of els-antlo
proportions and of universal benefit, tho
association urgently solicits the heln and
co-operation of all who are interested In
voice (voice health and voice cultivation);
co-operation, as members of the associa
tion, for the dissemination of propaganda
and tho obtaining of publio support and
luiiiioat interest
The association consists of three classes
or categories of active members: 1) Teach
ers of singing who reside within a fifty
mile radius from the borough of Manhattan,
pay a yearly subscription of 110 and are
entitled to the full benefits of the associa
tion's Work, attend all general mwtlnm.
particularly the monthly conferences on the
singing teacher"s art and other kindred sub
jects, have the right to vote and to re
ceive all literature issued from time to time
by the association. (!) Teachers of singing
who reside without that radius are known
as national members. They pay a yearly
subscription of only tS on account of the
difficulty they labor under to attend meet
ings, but they enjoy all the privileges of
class 1 and have the rleht to vote by mail.
(3) The third class, that of associate mem
bers, has been created for all those, not
singing teachers. In sympathy with the In
terests and alms of the association; sn 1 the
hearty co-operation Is earnestly solicited
of doctors, lawyers, clergy, actors, singers,
heads of famil es and pupils, all. In short,
who are Interested In the preservation and
cultivation of the voice, both for singing
and speaking. Associate members pay a
yearly subscription of $3. Their privilegvs
are similar to the other categories, but
they have no voting power.
Another class of members exists, known
ss patron members, comprising all those
singers of national and International fme
who approve of the aims and sctions of the
association, and who endeavor by their pub
lio support to convince the world at large
that such a movement la necessary for the
preservation and development of the na
tion's voices.
A cordial Invitation is extended to every
one Interested In the use and preservation
of the voice (particularly singers, speakers,
doctors and teachers), to assist In the as
sociation's work by-becoming a member of
me association In one of the above cate
gories, in order that the ni-artlf'fll wnrlr
of obtaining legislation and Inaugurating
uw nt'i ma Bi-nnm i"r sinking learners may
ciivvty ikx persisienuy pursuea.
The Musical department of The Boe
would b. only too glad to hear from any
musicians or physicians, who would be
willing to unite with this great movement
for the good of the cause and will take
pleasure In forwarding applications to the
proper authorities.
Many of the music-lovers have spoken
to the writer about the splendid program,
which was presented by Mrs. Herxog of
Lincoln at the Tuesday Musical club, on
the occasion of Its latest meeting. Mrs.
Herxog played a program of pianoforte
music, which attracted the attention and
the interest of those who love the best
In ptanlstlc musical libraries, and seldom.
If ever, has a recital at the Tuesday
musicals organisation been more deeply
appreciated or more Mghly spoken of. The
explanatory notes on the program were a
distinct feature and one which all pianists
might do well In adoptlrg. Mrs. Kats
deserves much credit for this program,
for it was given under her direction.
Musical Notes,
Miss Myrtle Mcses will sing the contralto
part of the "Messleh" at Yankton, 8. D.,
on the evening of December 11
Trograms for churches and for depart
ment of Woman's club are not printed
In this colum. Kindly send such notic.-s
to the City Editor, who will hand them
to the proper departments.
scores of means by which these results
may be obtained fraudulently. In fact, ap
paratus manufactured for this express. pur
pose may be secured from the established
dealers In such articles, for the old-fashioned
method of lifting the table with hand
or knee is now classed aa far too primitive
a trick to be worked effectively.
Instead, when the table is either very
small or very light the medium uses a
little rubber sucker, but when it is a large
or heavy table that la to be levitated tho
services of an accomplice are usually em
played. Thus, aa one example of these methods
both the medium and his assistant wear a
stout leather band strapped to their wrists
under the cuffs. Attached to this 1 an
Iron rod which extends about an inch
beyond the leather band. To lift the table,
therefore, It Is only necessary that the
projecting portion of the piece cf Iron
should be slipped beneath it, for In this
position a viselike grip can be obtained
that will permit of the tablo being moved
In all directions without the slightest dan
ger of detection by ordinary inspection.
Still another method requires that htrth
the medium and his accomplice shall be
supplied with a stout leather strap. In
this case the strap goes round the neck
under the clothing, and attached to the
lower end Is a strong hook, which can be
brought Into requisition as needed. When
the lights have been extinguished the two
operators slip the hoik from Its place of
concealment, attach It to the under side
of the table, and when they straighten or
stand up even the heaviest piece of furni
ture can be levitated with comparatively
little difficulty.
The V'aexpeeted.
"Bet you a dinner." said Rivers. In an
undertone, "she faces to the rear when
she get off."
"You're on." responded Brooks.
"I beg your pardon." said the fair maiden,
flashing a radiant smile at Brooks; "but I
am a trifle lame. Uay I ask you, to help
Bae off the car?"
Aa hoar or two later.
"I Judge, remarked Rlvere, aa they sat
down to the dinner be was paying for,
"that tha boauteoua BgimvLnTirtiuejil ye.
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Treatment for
Nervous EYlen
Coming from a source of unques
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men It is presumed to be Infallible,
while the profession generally en
dorne tne ingredients and prescribe
them in many different forms of va
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ula is J i lc ti 1 v effit iem in uuublv re.
f Storing in nervous exhaustion, nn-l-
ancnolia. anxiety, timiuily in ventur
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trciutlliiK iiuitis, insomnia, tnlnnrss,
cold extremities, tlred-all-ln fueling
and general inability to do tluine
natural ana raitoiuU acts upon wnlch
depends a man a succr.ss uni happl
cnl in social and every-day life.
The Instructions for mixing at
home secretly so that no embarraM
meut may ta felt, are at follows:
First get three ounces of syrup ejr
sprllia compound and one ounce
Compound fluid Lalmwort; mix and
let tand two hours. Then add one
ounce compound essence cardlol and
one ounce tincture ladoinene (not
cardamom) and mix all togeltie-r. The
directions are to take one teapoon
ful after eai h meal and one when re
tiring, until bounding health and full
Blreiigiu are restored. Kven a few
weeks will witness most wonderful
Amonishlog nervous force and
equilibrium follow the treatment, bo
matter how serious the case.
This contains no opiates whatever
and may also be used by women who
suffer with their nerves with abso
lute certainty of prompt and lasll
oenenis. ,
',nrj 'am
They consist of
6 Beautiful Angela,
3 Candlesticks,
3 Tuned Bells and a Turbine,
while above all shines the Star of Bethlehem.
Our "Christmas-Chimes" are 10 inches high
and made of fine nickel-plated metal jand are bo con
structed that when the candles are lighted the Tur
bine goes round and the Bells begin to play.
The effect is something wonderful, adding im
mensely to the solemnity of Christmas, and young
and old feel a thrill of joy and surprise when enter
ing into the presence of a lighted Christmas Tree
beholding the silver-like Angels, while sweet musio
sounds through the room, heralding the. birth of
pie If you remember correctly). Oscar II of
Sweden tips the beam at 1st, tha czar of
Russia at 158 and Victor Emmanuel III
of Italy at ISC.
Of our own presidents, 'Washing-ton,
Jefferson, Monroe, William Henry Har
rison, Lincoln, Garfield and Cleveland
were conspicuous among the physical
heavyweights of their times. While in
some cases the bodily weight was due
rather to unusual height than to stoutness,
yet In the final analysis the heavy men
of whatever build have ben the prime
favorites of the people.
It Is safe to say that of our twenty-five
presidents we may class eleven as of high
administrative ability. Assuming though
opinions may differ that these are Wash
ington. John Adams, Jefferson, Monroe,
Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Taylor,
Lincoln, Cleveland, McKlnley and Roose
velt, It Is found that the average weight
of these men Is fraction over Z10 pounds.
Lruring Mr. Cleveland's second administra
tion he weighed 295 pounds, exactly tha
weight of Mr. Taft today. Mr. Roosevelt's
present weight Is S pounds.
On the other hand the average weight
of the present heads of eleven leading
European governments Is but a trifle over
190 pounds each, which strengthens the
theory that, other things being equal, re
publics have a peculiar weakness for
physical heavy weights.
The New Tork World tabulate the
height and weight of American presidents
as follows:
Name Weight. Height.
I J) a. K In
Washington g
Adams 16 S 74
Jefferson 2v
Madison l.v 7
Monroe j g
J. J. Adan-s 1:5 5 7
Jat'kson lao g 1
Van Uuren i; f 7
W. H. Harrison an ( 0
' Vler K 11
i ;4
Ijo S 114
5 11
1 &
15 t
l.) 4
V 5
Kuehanan ...
t a
Garfi.ld ....
Cleveland ..
B. Harrison
McKlnley ..
Kooeeveit ..
..ITS 6 Jii
cm e i
ii 6 0
e 104
i t
!'. t 10
6 i
All the world loves a bargain. You can
find bargains by watching the Want Ad.
Pre eX Xbe live, . , , ,
Teacher (of Night School) What la
meant by the phrase, "twin relics of bar
barism?" Shaggy Haired Pupil A pair of earrings.
While in the country last summer Bertha
listened In astonishment to the clucklruj
of a hen to her brood of small chickens.
"Mamma," she said, "the poor old hen
has got the hiccoughs."
Little Dot Is there a new moon, every
month, mamma? j
Mamma Yes, dear. '
little Dot And does God out the old
moons up and make stars ot themf
Small Elmer What are you doing, sis?,
Little Lola I'm writing a com position ; .
on dogs. Can you tell me anything about'
them? I
Small Elmer Sure. Fleaa are always
about dogs. .
'Freddie." said the visitor, T bear your!
father gave you a watch on your birthday. I
Was it a hunting rase watch?" I
"No, ma'am," replied Freddie; "It waa a
bare-faced watch."
The "Kantstoop''
Shoulder Brace and Suspender
The only braoa
that braces.
Positively cure the
habit of stooping.
Produces tbat military effect so desired,
Women'". GlrU' and Boya.
all slxea fl.00
Men's, all sizes 12S
old enly by the f oliowtag dealers I
. B. Corset lata aad raraam ateeta
bole Manufactory rs and Dlafribatorn,
1st OIII
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