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About The times. (Portland, Or.) 191?-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1912)
T H E T IM E S
TH E BEGGAR’S LEGACY.
It Clothas ■ Numbor of Poor Peoplo In
Gifts o f clothing are made annually
in many market towns and villages of
Surrey to the |>oor from a bequest left
for the purpose by Henry Smith, or
Dog" Smith, as he was more generally
called, having earned the sobriquet
from the fact that he was never seen
without a dog at bis heels.
This remarkable character lived
about two and a half centuries ago and
was one o f the best known figures In
He was originally a silver
smith In the city of London and, pros
pering in business, acquired estates in
different parts of England.
Developing eccentricities as he grew
aid. he adopted the life o f a beggar.
His wanderings were confined almost
entirely to Surrey, and he is said to
have begged his way through every
town and village In the county. At his
death in 1981 he left all his wealth to
the market towns and parishes o f Sur
rey, and the endowment enabled each
town to spend $250 and each village
about $30 on the purchase o f clothing
for its poor.
Mitcham, however, was excluded
from his benefactions. Smith's explana
tion being that on one occasion the in
habitants of Mitcham whipped him
through the village as a common va
A BABEL OF TONGUES.
Half a Hundred Language*. Perhaps,
In the Philippines.
The natives of the Philippines are
known to have at least twenty-five
languages, and some students of the
ethnology of the islands have express
ed the belief that they have more than
double that number o f distinct tongues.
For purposes o f study they are gener
ally put In two groups:
First.—The languages o f the Negri
tos. supposedly descendants o f the ab
original population of the islnnds, who
are distributed in scattered tribes In
the Interior of the larger islands.
Second.—The languages o f the vari
ous Malay tribes which make up the
bulk o f the population—Christian. Mo
hammedan and pagan.
It cannot be said that the Philippine
languages possess any very consider
able literary value. The old native
manuscripts Inscribed on leaves or
strips o f cane have practically all been
lost. American students o f the Islnnds
have found the scanty native literature
lu religious writings. Indifferent poetry
and primitive newspapers. The natives
themselves are profoundly Ignorant for
the most part us to their own litera
ture.—New York Times.
A Good Word For Caviar.
Caviar receives a clean bill In the
London Lancet, despite the fact that
it is regardeil by many medical men as
"oily, indigestible and unwholesome.”
Numerous analyses huve been made of
this sturgeon roe delicncy. which, ac
cording to the writer, when averaged,
appears to be as follows: Water, GO.92
per cent: protein. 27.92 per ceut; fat,
13.59 per cent, and mineral salts. 7.57
per cent. It differs sharply from the
flesh o f fish by containing a much
larger quantity o f fat. Moreover, tills
fat contains the peculiar oily phosphor
us compound known us lecithin, which
is a stimulant to metabolism, affecting
favorably the processes of nutrition.
Caviar is. in fact, highly nutritive,
and Its digestibility has been deter
mined. the time taken for Its absorp
tion being relatively short. I f there Is
anything to be said unfavorably of
caviar It Is that Its constituents err
slightly on the side of richness.
The Jewish rabbis had a legend
which carries corporal punishment
back to the days of our first parents*
which Is quaintly reflected In that
modern schoolboy's play upon names.
“ Adam Seth Eve Cain A b e l”
O f course there Is, too, the warning
o f Solomon, " l i e that spareth the rod
liatelh his son." or I lie old Egyptian
proverb. "The back o f a hid Is made
that lie may hearken to him that beats
It." but If we must go on history alone
the earliest records belong to tlie Ho
mans, who practiced Hogging III sev
era I degrees of severity
There were the ferula, u Hut strip of
leather, a comparatively mild persuad
er: the scutlca. a harsher Instrument
of twisted parchment, anil the flugel
lutn. a cruel scourge o f leather thongs.
THE M cN A M A R A DEFENSE.
(Continued from Page J.)
We read the other day of a woman who lapsed into a state of
coma. Her daughter, supposing her dead, so telephoned to a local
paper. The mother recovered and the daughter forgot to notify the
| accounting, a public accounting of
editor. A day or two later the mother had the unique satisfaction of
I the funds?
reading her own obituary, (¿ueer tilings happen in this world of ours.
This money (nearly a million
dollars collected in California
A hen near White Slamon brought home two gold-crowned human
alone), was collected for a specific teeth in her crop. When hens get to putting on airs like that, they
come too high for us. Perhaps the next thing we know turkeys will
be carrying fob chains and ducks will wear necklaces.
That purpose was the defense
Severe Tests to Which They Are Sub
A Mania For Murder That Is Peculiar
jected Before Being Used.
to Oriental Countries.
One weak link in a cable may mean
The expression "run amuck” la the
the loss o f a great ship worth a mil
Anglicized form of a term used In some
lion pounds or more, so before being
parts o f the orient to describe a form
used every one of the great chain
of homicidal mania, accompanied by a
L-ubles used in the navy or merchant
frenzied plunge in uny and every direc
eervice is carefully tested. The ap
tion. In tbe countries where the mal
paratus employed is a most ingenious
ady originated tbe word applied to It
wus “ amok." The corrupted form of j of the M cNam ara brothers.
The cable is laid In a sort o f long
It Is now applied In a score o f way#—
trough, one end being fastened to au
Honest union men would not
I without much warrant.
enormous steel hawser, which is pass
In Malacca. Slam. Java and adjacent j have subscribed a cent had they
ed round a revolving drum, the other
regions the mental state which causes known the McNamaras guilty. The
attached to a hydraulic ram.
amok Is well defined and much dread
The machinery is worked from an
ed. It is attributed almost Invariably case did not come to a trial. We
adjoining building, no one being allow
to excessive drinking o f stimulants. are repeatedly told that only
ed lu the cable shed while the testing
Tbe victim first turns morose, gener ' $210,000 was collected. This could
Is in progress. I f a chain does break
ally remaining In this state for several
under the terrific strain to which It is
days. Then he is suddenly seized with j not posibly have been spent in
subjected It simply smashes every
tbe mania for slaughter and starts on i fees.
W e want to know where
thing near It and may bring the whole his mad run with tbe first weapon be
this money has gone. It was to
The operator In the next room has
Extra precautions against these mad have been spent in a defense of
before him an ordinary looking pair of ravages are taken In some o f the more
accused men. There are many
scales, but the small weights which he civilized places, especially Batavia.
things it was not to have been
places upon it represent as many tons
There the police are armed with what
as they actually weigh pounds.
Is called a catch fork. The Instant the spent for. It was not to have been
While the weights go into the scales victim o f amok starts on his mad dash
spent on painted women. It was
a loud creaking and groaning is heard | he finds himself hooked by a minion
to have been given away like
through the thick partition as the o f the law and held firmly the length
seventy-eight foot length of cable, of this odd human spear. He can barm water to labor leaders to do what
which is the amount tested at one j himself, but that is the limit o f his In they might with, and without ac
time, stretches under the enormous sane power.—Exchange.
counting. It was not to be spent
pressure. A new cable stretches about
two Inches, an old one a good deal
to further the political ambitions
| V AN ERRATIC VOLCANO.
of a mountebank socialist. It was
The ordinary cable of steel, two and
oneeighth inches in diameter, is sub Rose From the Sea, Formed an Island not given out of our ineagre earn
and Sank Again.
jected to a pull o f over eighty tons.-
ings to help buy champagne. It
i On June 10. 1810. the Sabrina, a Brit
was certainly not given to buy
ish sloop o f war. observed smoke aris
ing from the sea near St. Michael, off nitro glycerine with, to blow up
MARK TWAIN’S TRAMP.
the Azores, and made for It. believing human beings.
that a naval engagement was in prog
W e want an accounting!
And Hie Quaint Introduction In the ress
Her crew found, however, that
Thank you, gentlemen of the
great tongues o f flame were Issuing
" I t was the afternoon o f a hot. dusty along with the smoke and that they
press, help us some more, and you
August day in 1802." says Albert Bige had cleared for action to fight a vol
help the true union cause.
low Paine in Harper’s, "when a worn, cano
travel stained pilgrim drifted laggingly
Mr. Breslin’s statement:
Forty-eight hours later an island
into the office of the Territorial Enter made Its appearance, having risen
“ Here, personally, I have been
prise. then In its new building on 0 from a depth of forty fathoms in that
street, and. loosening a heavy roll of period, and In unother day it was fifty- president of the defense league,
blankets from his shoulders, dropped one feet above the surface, with a and some people will be ready to
wearily into a chair.
length of about three-quarters o f a think I look with favor on the
“ He wore a rusty slouch hat. no coat, mile. By July 4 the Sabrina’s people
kind of men the McNamaras evi
i fuded blue flannel shirt and a navy were able to land on this new shore,
dently are. W hy, I wouldn’t have
revolver. His trousers were banging which wns then 300 feet high, with a
on his boot tops. A tangle o f reddish circumference of fully a mile, with a been connected with the league
dollars if I had
brown hair fell on his shoulders, and a stream six yards wide running from for a
known the real state of affairs.”
mass o f tawny beard, dingy with al the center to the sea.
(M r. J. J. Breslin is the Dis
kali dust, dropped halfway to his
They took formal possession o f it for
hts Britannic majesty, hoisting the trict Organizer of the American
"Aurora lay 130 miles from Virginia union Jack on Its most conspicuous Federation of Labor and president
City—hard, hilly miles. He had walked point, but by degrees the island sank of
M cNam ara
that distance, carrying his heavy load. until about the middle o f October It League.)
Editor Goodman was absent at the mo vanished below the surface, with the
In Mr. Tveitmoe’s speeches
ment. but the other proprietor, Dennis union Jack still on It. like a battleship
E. McCarthy, signified that the caller sinking with colors flying after a fatal none of the figures, except his fig
ures of speech, dealt in dollars
might state his errand. The wanderer engagement.—London Standard.
and cents. Union waitresses want
regarded him with a faraway look
and said absently and with leisurely
to know what became of that
A Letter of Importance.
The letter 1’ is the most Important in twenty-five cents a week they paid
" 'M y starboard leg seems to be un- the alphabet because It leads all others so cheerfully for so many weary
iblpped. I'd like nbout a hundred yards In perfection. It Is likewise first In months.
of line. I think 1 am falling to pieces.
peace and prosperity and gives to
Then ho added: 'I want to see Mr
pleasure Its proper form. It Is found
D ID M c N A M A R S D Y N A M IT E
Barstow or Mr. Goodman. My name in every enterprise and aspiration, and
(Continued from page 1.)
is Clemens, and I've come to write for without Its valuable offices our stanch
the paper.’ ”
work was practically at a
est anchor o f hope would be but a
Daniel Webster used to tell a story
about an old woman who was very ill
and went into a trance.
thought she was dead, and when she
opened her eyes her husband snld In a
-urprised tone. "W hy, Mandy, wo
thought ye wuz dead.” The poor old
woman looked at her husband a mo
ment, and then she burst into tears
"And ye never bawled a bit.” she
sobbed. "Y e thought I wuz dead, and
yer eyes wuz dry. Couldn't ye have
bawled a little bit. Jabez?" The old
man was deeply moved, and he did ac
tually bawl then
But bis w ife said
sadly: "It's too late now. Dry yer
eyes. I f I'd really been dead and ye'd
bawled 'twould have done me some
good. But it’s too lute now.”
“ Could you sing a ragtime song?"
asked Mr. Lobrow
"W hy. sir.” spluttered the musleinn
who tukes himself seriously, “ c-c-con-
fouud your b-b-bone headed impu
"That's a good start." was the com-
"You have a fine
Idea of the words. Now see if you can
put a melody to them " —Washington
commonplace hoe. In importance It Is
decidedly the dominating letter. It has
no place In history, but Is foremost In
philosophy and gives power to the pen.
While always first In provocation, tt
likewise leads In pardon and possesses
great power In persuasion It ts rich
in the emotions and virtues. Patriot
ism. passion, patience, pity and |x>etry
acknowledge It as their very own. No
point or picture or port was ever
made without it. It leads all others iu
power, permanency and preciousncss.
Purpose has no meaning without It.
and pyramids are built upon Its base
The art o f coloring glass has been
lost and refound, guarded and stolen
so many times during the history of
civilization that It seems almost Ira
possible to say anything new on glass
Yet a modern orocess for
making the stained glass used in win
dows is a departure from anything
known to the.old timers
first receives Its design in mineral col
ors. and the whole Is then fired In a
heat so Intense that the coloring mat
ter and the glass are Indissolubly fused
The most attractive feature of this
method Is that the surface acquires a
peculiar pebbled character lu the heat,
so that when the glass is In place the
lights are beautifully soft aud mellow
I —New York Herald
"Emma has such a sweet disposl-
"H as she? There Isn't a shoe clerk j
Books In the Middle Ages.
Drew the Line.
In the middle ages tiookN were ex In town that doesn't hate her ’
“ Madam." began the man respect
changed for a horse or half a dozen
fully. "I am very hungry. Could you
"She thinks they are all in a con
sheep When anybody needed slock or
give me a bit o f something?"
other property lie often pawned the spiracy to prevent her from wearing a
"I will call the dog.” tbe woman re
books that he owned, and In the town No. 3 shoe on a No 5 foot.” —Cleveland j
of Oxford were at one time twenty Fluln Dealer
" I am hungry enough to eat tbe dog."
chests filled w ith valuable book*, latt
the man said, “ but I'd rather have
er the tssik fairs helpist to relieve the
situation No doubt there 1* a golden
" I observe that you never contradict
And. woman like, she went Inside
mean somewhere between the scarcity any theory that Mr lleftybrane ad and banged the door — Buffalo Ex
o f the middle ages and the overproduc vances."
tion of today Argonaut
"Y es." replied Miss Cayenne: “ he's
likely to get through talking much [
sootier if you don't break In and sug- j What a piece o f work Is a man—how
The Quarrel Discreet.
"W hy do you employ such elaborate gest new topic*."—Washington Star.
noble In reason, bow Infinite In fac
circumlocution when you tell a man
ulty. In form and movement how ex
tout you doubt Ills veracity?"
press and admirable. In action how
“ 1 find It better to use the longest i " I aupjtose every woman would Ilk# like an angel. In apprehension how
wonts isisslble I f I can compel a man to be a Venus de Milo In figure "*
like a god. the beauty o f the world,
to consult the dictionary to ascertain
"N ot at all."
tbe paragon of animals!—Shakespeare.
fust w hat 1 mean both our tempers get
"H o w can you aay that?”
a chance to cool
"The Venus de Milo couldn't wear
the present styles."—Washington Her-
Miss Oushlngton — Love Is like a kit
Scolding Not Successful.
It is born blind
Many women have attempted to acold
les. but It only takes a kitten nine
affection Into the hearts o f men, but
day* to get Its eyes opened.—Philadel
we have never heard of one who suc
Husband—You look badly today, my phia Kecoril
ceeded -Chicago Hecord Herald
love. Is It that you are 111? W ife—No.
lohn It's this last year’s hat I'm wear-
The heart c f the wise man should iug.—Harper's Bazar
Mabel—That story you told about
resemble a mirror, which reflects ev
Alice Isn't wortb repeating
ery object without being eullleo by
Men. like catti#, follow him who It's young yet, give It tim e.-Boston
a n y —Confucius.
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Baggage & Omnibus
standstill for a time. Only a part
of the regular force was at work
on August 17, when the bridge
fell, killing 40 Italians, 19 Cana
dians and 15 Americans.
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