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i THE MISSING MESSENGER
TT WAS on Juno 14, 1D04, thnt Kent
Loomls, brother of F. 13. Loomls,
tuo Assistant secretary of state, sailed
from New York on board tlio Kaiser
Wllhclm II, bearing with him the text
of a treaty between the United States
and Abyssinia a treaty concernlne
which there had been much conjecture
aa speculation on the part of certain
Under ordinary circumstances Loom
Is would novo taken his wife and child
with him; on this occasion, he con
sldcrcd It best to leave them behind
In Farkcrsburg, W. V., both on account
of tlio fact that ho was on n dlplo
matlc mission and becauso he Intended
to partlclpato In somo blg-ramo hunt
Ins; after delivering the treaty to King
Nothing unusual occurred on tlio
trip until the morning of Juno 20, tlio
day on which tlio stcamor was duo to
duck at Plymouth, Kngland. It was
then noted that Loomls' scat at tlio
CAptaln's table was empty and a
stoward was dispatched to And out If
he were 111. A few minutes later the
steward returned with the news that
Loomls' berth had not been occupied
and nn Immediate search of tlio ship
was ordered but without bringing to
light the slightest trncu of tlio roprc
scntatlvff of the American government
Several passengers volunteered the
Information that they had socn
Loomls on deck shortly after mid
night and William E. Ellis, cabin
mato and traveling companion of the
mlsslnr passenger, declared that his
friend's absence from tlio cabin had
not alarmed lilm becauso ,ot the fact
that Loomls had cotuo In at a fairly
late hour on several previous evenings.
Drltlsh officials at Plymouth and tho
French officers at Cherbourg repeated
tho search of the stoamcr, hut In vain.
Nothing was missing from tho cabin
save the suit which Loomls was wear
lug at the time and even the Hat (lis
patch box which contained tho text of
tht treaty was found concealed be
neath n pile of clothing In one corner
of Loomls' trunk. Investigation tie
velopcd tho fact, however, that tho
Btato department masscngcr had been
In the habit of carrying this box In
his pocket and had laid It asldo on tho
previous evening only becauso It made
an unseemly bulge In the dress clothes
which ho had donned In honor of tho
During tho next few weeks rumors
or all kinds filled tho press on both
sides of tho Atlantic. Loomls had gono
suddenly road and had been placed In
a sanatorium. He had slipped on! tho
steamer at Plymouth disguised as n
second-class passenger. Ho was the
victim of a cllquo of International
spits who, balked In their attempt to
secure possession of tho text of tho
treaty, wcro holding him for ransom.
Its was still confined In tho hold of
tht Kaiser Wllholm and so on to tho
limit of tho Imlglnatlons of thoso who
Ilko to use fact as a busts for fiction.
nut all these reports wcro set at
rest when, on the mornlnr of July 10
Just thirty-two days after Loomls
had sailed from Now York a body
was washed up at Warren Point,
about fifteen milts from Plymouth.
Believing that tho body was that of a
common sailor, tho local pollco wero
about to Inter It without further cere
mony, when, from tho watch-pocket
of the trousers there dropped n water,
soaked bit of pasteboard, upon which
was barely discernible tho name,
"Kent J. Loomls."
Careful examination of the body
developed tho fact that, under tho
right ear, there was a circular wound,
which appeared to have been Inflicted,
before death and a post-mortem ex
amlnatlon of tho lungs of the dead
man showed conclusively that death
had been duo to the blow which hod
rasutted In this wound, rather than to
drowsing. Tht physicians wero dU
vlded In their opinion as to whether
the blow bad been delivered by an In
strument similar to a blackjack or
wbstter Loomls might have fallen and
struck, his head against a projecting
portion of tho Ironwork on the steam
er. Examination of the Kaiser Wll
atlm'a log showed, however, that the
sa had been extremely cclm on the
night that Loomls came to his death
and that there had not been enough
roll to cause anyone to lose his foot
Ing. Besides, there was the evidence
of the manner In which the body was
clothed. The coat was missing, the
collar had been torn partly away and
there were ether signs of rough treat,
meat before Loomls had struck the
It was therefore practically certain
that the messenger had been mur
dered. But who bad killed htm and
why? Had he beta struck down on
account of the money he was carrying
or because of the treaty Was his
death a forecast of the World war
which was to follow twelve years
These and all the ether questions
which surrounded the mystery remain
as one of the unsolved riddles of
A Bit Skeptical.
"Who is the Important looking
"He styles himself advance guard or
prosperity. He la here to address the
business men or our town."
The hotel proprietor doesn't seem
to believe he's the advance guard of
prosperity. He has Just refused to
cash tht stranger's check." Binning
UgaJ Guarantee Giveru"
ffm W of KnUe-rtM pio continue work.
Ask to K OU-obU rib TieatBtaU
CuTTin'a For Drupti
SL John. - 08M .
Big Load of
Box Wood and Planer
Entire 1475 403 N. Jersey SI
NOT 'FINGER-PRINT INVENTOR
Dr. Jacques Dertlllon Has Been Qlven
Credit Which Properly Should
Belong to Englishman.
Coupled with tho nnnouncerntnt of
tho death of Dr. Jacques Uertlllon In
I'arfs was thu erroneous statement
that he wns tho Inventor of tho "Uer
tlllon Bystem for flnger-prlntlng," In
collaboration with his elder brother.
Tho facts aro that tho system was In
vented by his younger brother, and
that It had nothing whatever to do
with flnger-prlntlng, which was Intro
duced as n rival system of Identifica
tion by the Into Sir Francis Onlton,
tho cousin of Chnrlcs Darwin, who
nlso Invented composlto photography
nml tho now familiar term "eugentcs."
Alphonso Uertlllon, born In 1853
and died In 1011, for many years the
head of tho criminal investigation bu
reau of tho city of Paris pollco de
partment, was tho Inventor of tho bo
called "Uertlllon system" of anthro
pometry for tho Identification of crlin
Innls. It hnd nothing to do with
flngcr-prlnln, but consisted of an clnb
orato scries of measurements of pnrts
of tho hotly with Instruments of pre
cision. Tho mnklng or theso measurements
required delicate and costly Instru
ments nnd tho work of skilled men,
and It wns, moreover, found thnt
Changes In even adult bodies mado tho
system far from Infallible. For those
reasons tho system, though still em
ployed In France, has In America,
Great Britain and elsewhere lnrgely
been supplanted by Gallon's system of
flnger-prlntlng or thumh-prlutlng.
WAS BORN "IN THE PURPLE"
Known Now That John Wtslay Was
of the Game Descent as the Duko
A movement to restore tho tomb of
Jehu Wesley, which Is In 1111 advanced
slugo of decay, and tho renovation of
his chapel on tho thoroughfare known
as City road, London, Is already un
der way In Kngland, nnd tin effort Is
being mado to Interest American Moth
odlsts. Tho tomb, tho chupel and Wesley's
house occupy n situ given to him In
1775 by thu city or Loudon, not fur
from tho old cannon foundry on Fins
bury square, tho 11 ret homo of Meth
odism In London. Wesley's death oc
curred In 1701 In tho houso granted
him by tho city.
Notwithstanding tho popular belief
thnt Wesley was or humblo origin It
has been established that ho was re
lated to ono Guy or Welswo, who wns
created nu carl by King Athelstauo In
tho Tenth century, Wesley Is descend
ed, according to theso findings, from
tho sumo nucestor as tho duko of Wel
lington. In 1735 John Wesley enmo to Amer
ica and settled In Georgia, nnd started
tho "Second lllso of Methodism," tho
movement having been founded nt Ox
ford from which Wesley wns n gradu
ate, ten years before.
Waitress' Name on Card.
Tho old "la that our wultrcss)"
problem lias been solved by tho man
agement of n tea, sandwich anil Ice
cream room In ono of tho mtdtown
hotols popular with theatrical folk.
Tho patron Is never at a loss to know
how to address his servitor, or servl
tress, for under the glass of each
tnblo Is slipped a neatly let to rod card
giving tho name of tho waitress as
signed to It. Thus:
"Your waitress' nnmo Is Mary," or
"Your waitress" namo Is Lillian."
"Yes, It Is n great Improvement,"
mused ono patron tho other ovcnlng as
ho ltngcrod over a beverage blasphe
mously listed as mint Julep. "But re
mcmbor In tho old days in this same
placo thoy didn't have to havo n card
on tho mirror saying: "Tho bartender's
namo Is Dave." New York Sun.
Bands on Hit Cigars.
Mr. Blako hesltutcd at tho entrance
of tho cigar storo for n fow minutes,
looked up nnd down tho street care
fully and then cautiously wont lnstdo
and shook hands with tho proprietor.
"Well, Jim, old man, what'll it bo
today? Samo old brand?"
"That's Just It," whispered Blako.
"That's why I carao to sco you today.
You see, this Is my birthday and the
wlfo Is ou the way here to buy mo a
box of cigars. Would It be too much
trouble for you to put somo of those
pretty cigar bands on my favorite
brand?" Now York Mall.
President Kthel Eudera Ellison of
the Housewives' league, said in an
address In Denver:
"Oh, these egg profiteers! Drat
"They tell mo the Chicago Egg ex-
change sells more eggs every hour
than all tho hens of America could
lay In a year. And every time an egg
is sold its prlco, of course, goes up a
little, while Its .real value goes down.
"Eggs, in short, kvep dear, but bow
liable yoo ore at breakfust, to meet
with ono that turns out to bo a little
Saving Our Qat,
It Is reckoned by the bureau of
mines thut 60,000,000 gallons of gaso
line were recovered at refineries in
1021 from uncondensod still vapors.
Such an economy has a strong appeal
for motorists, Inasmuch as It has a
bearing upon the prlco of the Indis
pensable liquid fuel. But It Is fur
ther estimated that If a like system
were adopted by all refineries more
than twice as much In addition might
be saved, say 120,000,000 gallons alto
gether, which would thus bo added
yearly to the country's total output.
Teacher of Piano
Phone Empire 1687 Clarenden St.
1710 Hear PortsnovU Ave.
Typewriter ribbons for sale at
this office Oliver, Underwood,
Smith and Remington, Each
75 cents. You can do better and
more presentable work with a
THE PUZZLE OF THE PEASANT
A LL tho mystery nnd Intrigue for
which the East Is famous could
easily bo epitomized In the strange,
almost uncanny story of Tsu-llsl,
dowager empress of China, and for
yeurs the power behind thu throne of
thu Celestial Empire. Where she emtio
from, how she exerted her almost su
pernatural power, tlio way in which
she managed to substitute the first
cousin of her dead son In tho place
of the buby emperor, the manner of
her death, utul the very disposition of
her body, nre all veiled In u cloud of
uncertainty, from which there emerges
only the fact that Tsu-llsl deserves to
be ranked with Catherine of Husslu
as one-of tho few women who over
completely dominated u vast, Imlf-sav
Tho first thnt wns known of Tsu
llsl wus when shu arrived In Peking,
unherulded, to take her place In tho
ranks of the wives of the emperor,
llslen-Feng. Her beauty ami her
charm attracted tho favorable atten
tion both of the dowager einpre.-w
nnd the first wife of the emperor, mid
b)io was soon accorded the compara
tive position of honor us fourth wlfo
to the emperor, taking the place of the
second wife when thu latter died somu
Two years nftcr Tsu-llsl entered
tho pnlaco alio guvo birth to u son
n hoy who succeeded to tho throno
upon the death of his father , llv
years later, tho flrst wife of tho em
peror being childless. Long before
this time, however, official Peking wan
boiling over with gossip us to the
origin of the "pcusutit empress," as
sho was known on account or the fart
that her reel had never been bound.
According to ono story, slut was u
slavcvglrl whoso beauty had attracted
tho attention or tho emperor. An
other rumor maintained that die Imd
been given to the governor or u south,
cm province In return for u favor
conferred upon her mother mid that
the 'governor, wishing to secure favor
In tho eyes of the emperor, had sent
tier to Peking, where she soon ruled
tho court by vlrtuo of her overpower
ing personality. A third report
and ono which was most generally
accepted witi that she was the pro
tege of LI Hung Chang, who was sup
posed to have placed her In the Im
perial palace to further his own ends,
knowing that sho was tho daughter
of n Tartar general, u heritage which
would Imvu accounted both for her
brains nnd her ability to dominate
thoso around her.
But, no matter what her origin
wns, high or low, thu fact Hint i'nii
HnI ruled tho Imperial palace with
a rod of Iron Is u matter of record, us
Is thu dramatic manner In which sho
foiled tho plot to wreck her power
through tho murder r her son
shortly after ho had ascended the
throne. Tho conspiracy was succwh
ful, so far as tho death of tho boy
was concerned, but no sooner had he
succumbed to a very brief Illness than
tho empress loft tho bed when) his
body lay und proceodwl at once to
another pnrt of tho palace, snatching
up tho three-year-old cousin or tho
dead emperor, Kwang-Hsti, and pre
senting him to tho assembled mandar
ins ns tho now ruler or China u coup
which tho empress Is said to havo en
gineered by menns or ttireats or per
sonal violence ugalnst tho mandarins
and nn oath that sho would encom
pass tho death or, any who dared op
poso tier wishes. From this tlulo un
til the death or Kwang-Hsu, In 1003,
Tsu-Hsl was tho real head or the
kingdom not only as dowager om
press, but us tho power which dom
inated the emperor by means of tfie
lush whenever ho showed n disin
clination to fall In with hor wlshos.
Aa befitted ono of tho most remark
able women In history, tho death or
Tsu-Hsl was us dramatic nnd mysteri
ous us her origin and early history.
On November 3, 1008, tho court as
sisted In the colebratlon or her sov-tnty-rourth
birthday an occasion In
which sho appeared to bo In the best
of health. Less than a fortnight Infer,
however, It was announced thnt the
empress hnd suddenly died and, nt
the same time, a bulletin was issui-u
stating that tho emperor had pasted
away on the preceding evening. Those
familiar with the Intrigue surrounding
the Chinese court shook their heads
wisely nnd smiled with more than a
trace of grlmness at the thought or
the fate which hnd overtaken Tsu-Hsl
nnd her protege.
"The death which sho had meted out
to others has overtaken her nt last,"
was the popular verdict, but beyond
this nothing was discovered. Thus
passed, as mysteriously as she had
lived, one of the most remarkablo char
acters In history nn autocrat whoso
birth, life and death were all shrouded
In Impenetrable mystery.
Still on Outsider.
Long I dined nt my fiancee's home
Short I suppose they regard you
as one of tho family by now, don't
"Not exactly. They haven't reached
the point where they Bhrlek at mo If
I make a spot on tho tablecloth."
Some People Are Born Lucky.
North Did you enjoy the banquet?
West Very much. I wasn't hungry
anyway and a telegram called me
away Just as the speeches started.
Nettie Leona Foy
Pupil of Gabrilowitsch
STUDIO 207-8 Tilford Building
Phones Broadway 2507, and East 1G80
St. Johns RepretcnUtive.Mrt. Hi ad Stewart
Home Studio, 401 Oswego St,
Phone Empire 0065
For Sale White Pekin ducks,
also Flemish Giant rabbits. 51G
E. Charleston street,
BASIN THAT FIRES BULLETS
New and Frightful Weapon of War Is
Operated Without the Aid of
Con yon Imnglne n gun which makes
neither noise nor smoke, uses no ex
plosive, Is worked entirely by a petrol
engine, mid enn shoot 1,200 rounds a
niliiuto at rntiL-es ill) to 2.000 yards?
Such n weapon Is being tested by the
British military authorities, it wonts
on the princlplo of centrifugal force
the same force that flings ! to
your back when you nre cycling on n
wet day, or causes giant fly wheels
In factories to burst suddenly Into
hundreds of fragments. Anything
that Is placed upon a revolving wheel
Is carried to Its edge and then hurled
Tho new gun consists of n metal
basin In which are placed a quantity
of round steel bullets. As the basin Is
whirled nt enormous speed by n petrol
motor tlio bullets are nllowed to cs
num from an oneiilnB 111 the disk.
Shutters nro provided which prevent
the bullets from being thrown out ex
cept ut one point.
One fotiturn of the gun Is thut It can
be regulated to meet the requirements
of the occasion. Spin the inngaxlno
rapidly mid Its missiles will crash
thiiiiiuli mi oaken nlmik u mite nuay.
But let It revolve nt n low speed und
It will pour tint a stream of bullets
which stun, but do not kill, nt even
such n short rmigu as 20 yards.
NEED NOT HAVE ADVERTISED
Either Actor Was Exceedingly Popu
lar or tho Man In the Box Office
Was a "Kidder."
A member of mi nctors club tells of
a ono.titi.-ht sinml In North Dnkotn
ulnvoil lie n eoniimnv with which this
netor was onco connected. He always
remembers tho place on account or
several queer locullsuis used ly tne
natives In conversation.
As he often does on such occasions,
this actor strolled up to tho box olllco
ou the iil'ternoon of their arrival and
Inquired as to tho prospects Indicated
by tho advance sale.
"Outlook ain't very cotxl for to
night." wild tho ticket seller, and the
actor thought lie noticeti jusi mo
Mtiudiiw of ii twinkle In his keen eye.
"llere'H half u doxen seals right here
ain't even own mud yet mid now I m
blamed sorry I spent so much money
"Why. what on earth do you mean?"
asked the actor.
"Well, I Just nosi-il It around that
you wero coming to hmi us, mid ding
tut If the houso didn't Jest nhout sell
out three days ngo." Philadelphia
Tho clumsy girl, wim hud been "net
tug as wultroftM for thu Jenkins fam
ily, had broken dish after dish, and nt
last tho mlstrosH or thu houso spoke
to her decidedly.
"ir you broMlc any morn china or
glmw, Mary, I shall ho obliged to dis
miss you," she said, "for I cannot nf
ford to keep you."
That very night nt dinner there
enmo tho sound of n fearful crash
from the butler's pwiitry.
Thoro whs a iwmwnt or ihwthly still
imhm, and then Mary nppoarod, roniov
Ing hor ttpnm as shu tmwnM frtuti tho
"Tho plate ami all Is In flinders,
mum." sho twtd, calmly, "mid I'm off I"
Few Millionaires In Italy.
Only 21 Italian cltlsens according
to tax returns, could qualify In the
Uultod Statu tmluy us millionaire.
On tho basis of lire tlioro aro 0,118
Italians who aro worth morn than a
million, but ii million llro at tho pres
ent oxchango amounts to only $50,000.
Three-llfthH of the Italian millionaires
havo no more than this amount, mid
only 00 have ii.oth than ten million
llro ($500,0)0). Only two men pos
set morn Until fifty million lire,
llockwfoller, by the IIkuw, Is thus
worth at least twice as much as all
the Italian itillllonaliea put toguthor.
Two-llfiliH of th Italian plutocrat live
In northern Italy In tint two provinces
of Lombard)- and Piedmont.
Doesn't Happen Every Day.
After paying my check at the desk
whom I had dlnwl I Mopped to weigh
myself on tho scales near tho door, In
plain sight am hearing of tho room
ful of diners.
As I stepiiotl upon the platform nnd
dropped my jieniiy In the slot u num
ber of ynungstnrs Jumped "ft u nearby
bench and gathered around mo. When
thu pointer swung aromiil to 100 thoy
clapped tholr bunds and squealed with
Ono of thorn called to n friend who
had not Jolnod tho little party around
the scnlua; "O, come and look I She
makes It go cloar around !" Chlcugo
Cocnlno first obtained recognition ns
a vnlunblo medicinal drug about thlr-ty-flvo
years ago, nnd tho commercial
supply was derived from loaves of the
wild coca plant nntlvo to Peru. Now,
howovor, tho shrub Is cultivated on
an oxtenslvo scnlo In Java, which will
export this year about 4,500,000 pounds
of tho leaves.
"Why aro you so rewmtful or air
ships?" "They make us nervous," replied
Farmer Comtossel. "Somo or the
BUinmer bourders uro always inlstnk-,
ing them for motqultoos In tlio dis
tance." Member Builders Exchange
W. P. Greene & Son
Contractors & Builders
525 K. ni'CHANAN STREET
Portland, Ore. Phone Empire 1025
High School Credits Given
310 W- Fcssenden St
WHO WAS KASPAR HAUSER7
XXTIIEN the pollco of Nuremburg
vv llrst discovered this youth, ap
parently about eighteen yenrs of age,
leaning up against a wall in one of
tho public squares with his hands over
his eyes to protect them from tho
glare of tho sun, they at flrst thought
that lie was somo Idiot who hnd es
caped from n sanitarium. But Investi
gation soon developed thnt here was a
case as unique as that of the mnn In
the Iron mast;, and resembling It In n
number of wnys.
Not only were the boy's eyes weak,
but his muscles wcro as flabby as
thoso of mi Infant mid the soles of
his feet were convex, like those of n
baby that has never learned to walk.
Ho hud to be carried bodily to pollco
headquarters and even there, the sight
of the commonest objects appeared to
terrify him, while tho slightest of
sounds caused him to cover bis ears
and wlnro ns If his ear-drums wero
.iccustomod only to total silence. On
tho other hand, his race Indicated
that ho was of good parentage, and
the clothing which ho wore wns fash
loned of tho softest, finest mnterlals.
In an effort to discover something
about his Identity, one of tho police
oillelnls t fTored him a pencil which,
much to tho surprise of those present,
ho seized nnd wroto tho two words
"Kaspar Huuser," which, as It after
wards developed, was tho only cluo
ho could give to his pnst.
Prof. 0. V. Daumer of tho University
or Nuremberg, hearing nhout the
strmigo case, took tho young mnn to
his homo--manned not only by the
fact that ho could neither talk nor
wnlk, hut that ho would eat nothing
but brend nnd water. Tho professor,
however, started to educate him nt
once mid In n surprisingly short time
tho youth had progressed stiftlclently
to glvn a graphic story of hi experi
ences. For ns long ns ho could remember
ho hnd been confined to u dark cell,
Into which thu sun had never ene
tralol. Ho had been visited onco n
tiny by n man who washed and
dressed him mid red him n ration of
brend and water. It was this man
who had taught him to write tho
words "Kaspar Ilauser," which Pro
fossor Daumer believed to Ik) a false
namo given to him In order to mislead
tho authorities and tu conceal his real
Identity. Finally, ho declared, ho had
been blindfolded and led Into tho
street where the pollco had found him,
Tho young man's story naturally
created u vast amount of comment In
all sections of Europe nnd tho Daumer
houso became thu center of attraction
for the curious, many of whom main
tained that they might ho ublo to Iden
tlfy Ilauser, but none of whom wen
ublo to produce tho proof of their con
The uoxt development la tho mystor
Ions chain nt circumstances stir
rounding tho youth, camo about llvi
months ufter Huiiser's discovery by
tho pollco, when hu staggered Inti
PmfoMtor Dnumor's library, half-blind
ed by tho blood which dipped iron
an open, gash III his forehead. It wu
miinu tlmu before hu recovered con
sclousiiesH sulllclently to statu that n
masked man had struck at lilm with a
saber, that ho had dodged tho blow
mid that his assailant hud tied hiforo
ho could glvu tho alarm. Tho Infer
onco which tho police drew from tin
attack was that tho samo person win
had Imprisoned thu boy was now strlv
lug to kill him, lost ho divulge tin
secret of his birth.
Shortly afterward, the rum camo tt
thg attention of the wealthy Lorn
Stanhopu, who. convinced that Ilausoi
was of aristocratic and perhaps ot
royal imreiitago, adopted lilm and sent
him under guard to Anspiuli, when
hu was ediicittod. Somo thtvo yvurt
later. Lord Stanhope nrrlwd In An
pnch with tho Intention of taking hl
protugo bark to England with him, On
tho morning of tho iloy mat tney wore
to loavo Hausor received a nolo, tell
Ing lilm to como to a certain phtct
whttru hu would learn thu secret of hit
birth. Loss than a hour later the Eng
llsh nobleman heard moans from out
side his apartment and, opening tht
door, was Just In time to catch Ilauser
as ho fell, blood welling from a knife
wound In his sldo. Ho had Imrel)
gasped tho words, "Uxen monument
induce grounds" when be fell dead.
Lord Stanhope hurried to the Viet
monument and found there a slip of
paor beurlng. In the young man's
handwriting, tho cryptic message:
"Kaspar Houscr murdered at tho age
of twenty-one. Know by this Hint I
come from tho Itavarluu frontier on
tho river. Thu Initials of my namo nre
M. L. B."
And no even tho offer of n rowan'
of 5,000 florins by Lord Stnniope not
tho Investigations of couuttess num
teur and professional detectives coulf
cur throw the slightest light upon
tho birth or death or this human
"As tho song bus It, wo are on!)
poor weak mortiils, after all."
"Admitted," sold Mr. (irumpson
"What I object to Is tho lurge num
bor of persons with no other vlslhW
moons of support who draw fat sal
arles for telling us how weak we ure.'
I Ever Thus.
An Egyptian mummy with bobbec
hair has been found. They are nou
digging for her horn-rimmed spec
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We Repair Aluminum Ware
Phone Col. 02 207 S. Jersey St
' CALDWELL 4 SON
The place where good service and
courteous treatment prevail, Children's
hair cutting receive special attention.
109 BUHLINGTON SlKfcUl
LET THE GOLDFISH DO It
New York Health Commissioner Gives
Advice to Those Who May Ba
Bothered by Mosquitoes.
Hnvo you a llttlo goldfish fish, not
digger In your home?
Which sumo Is not the title of a
Broadway unmuslcnl comedy or of tho
latest spasm from Tin Pan alley. It Is
a serious Inquiry addressed to a buf
fering population by tho state health
commissioner. Dr. Herman M. Biggs,
observes tho Now York Herald. If
llttlo ctilcx plplens, homebred Now
York mosquito, Is what's biting you,
go get n goldfish or nn oil can. They
aro tho only known cures for tho mos
quito plague, Dr. Biggs says. It's a
case of patronizing tho Standard Oil
compnny or tho pet store.
Tho doctor not dogmnttc In advis
ing purchase of n goldfish to catch
and eat mosquito eggs and Infant mos
quitoes before thoy grow up and de
velop augers. Most nny fish will do
minnow, tarpon, tuna, landlocked sal
mon, squnrctal! trout. Ooldllsh aro
suggested not only because they ndd
to tho beauty of scenes, but becauso
thoy aro so affectionate, rcsuinbltng
nothing so much ns an Airedale.
All llsh aro fond of mosquitoes ns
horn d'oevres. Choice Is optional. Thnt
Is tho substanco of tho advice to tor
tured citizens on tho verge or losing
their religion by Commissioner Biggs
In n scries of bulletins mid health
SEEK LIVES OF USEFULNESS
American. Born Chinese Girls Work
Hard to Fit Themselves to Help
Few pcoplo nro acqiiolnloil with
thnt unique typo of girl, the American
born Chinese. Shu Is Mr different
rntm her sisters In tho Orient. As n
rule sho has mndo tho most or her op
Tho Chinese havo tho genius to
mnko work n pleasure and an art.
Their student life Is full of delight.
Study for them seems to he tin In
stinct. Miss lMnii Cameron, who has taught
a great number of Chinese, girls In
Pnrtluud (Oro.) schools, recently sold
that sho found them honest, diligent,
fair-minded mid always polite mid
"It would seem qulto Impossible for
them to bo unkind or to do nu Impo
lite net. By nature thoy nro honest,
contented and hard-working and ox
press gratltudu for their education,"
Many Chlueso girls In America am
lilting themselves for business, either
lu tho Orient or In this country.
Thoro nro scores of young Chinese
girls In America who havo attained n
vast amount of thu good offered lu
this land and who now aro dreaming
of going to tho laud of their ancestors
to teach and help tho girls there.
Bible Verse Called "Code."
Owing to thu ruling ot' tho signal
corps, United States army, thnt code
messages will not bo accepted for
transmission over tho cablo to Alaska,
a tolegraph clerk recently refused to
tako a message for Nomu which read :
"Third Eplstlo of John, versos 111 mid
14." The sender said ho figured ho
could got his luossago In tho limit of
thu ten-word special rat is tho dispatch
being designed to notify his sou that
hu would soon arrive lu Alaska.
Tho Ilthlo text Indicated has those
words: "I havo many things to write,
but I will not with Ink and pon wrlto
unto thee, but I trust I shall shortly
set) thee, und wo shall spook fucu to
faco." Now York Sun.
Old Mono carefully knocked tho
iihIich from IiIh corncob and put It on
"Mainly," ho rcmarktil, "I think Iso
Kwlno put on miih hea' clothoH an' uo
down to do thcaytor temlKlit to sea
do chorus ladltw daiiru."
HU wlfo turned u atony uyn ou him.
".Mono," Mho said slowly. "Hhscii
heiihl If tint am what yuh thinks, then
yuh'd hettah ,hlnk iiKaln. NIukhIi.
yuh ain't kwIiio put on imthlu' to K
no placu no tlmu to sou nobody do until
In', never, no how an' not at all. Doiih
yuh undertitan'T" Saturday Uventiu,'
Merely Curious to Know,
An elderly woman who was slftlm,'
by mo on tho train ono day Kot up
hurriedly and left. Am she was walk
lug down thu aisle I noticed that aim
hud forgotten her spoctacle ciihu.
It was wedged securely IwtwMun thu
vvuts and I kept pulling cnnriictlcully
ut It to get It out before shv should
reach thu door.
Just us ahu disappeared around tho
cornur a man peered over the top of
tho sent behind und reuiurkod lii a
patient tone, "Just what wus It you
wanted with my mIiooV Uxchaiigu.
Laying Down a Darrago,
"Do you bear from your nun at
"Karly and ofteu," said Mr. Orab
coin. "I get bo m'uny requests for
money by mail, telegraph und long
distance telephone thut I husttatn to
'listen lu' with my radio outfit fur
fear I'll hear son's voice making an
other appeal." Illrmlnghum Age-Her
"I hear you've Joined tho Outing
"doing to tako some long hlkest"
"Certainly, but only In tho club
house. I may walk around a billiard
tablo -10 or 60 times In the course of
ii n evening.''
Designer and Draftsman
Architectural and Mechanical
620 V.. Hichiiiond St. Umpire 1737.
Typewriter paper for salo at
this office. Price 25c per hun
dred sheets, or COO sheets for one
Trade fit tlio home fiturcs.
HOLMES LODGE NO. 101
KMC.IITS Or PY1HW8 '
Meets every Friday night at
7:30 o'clock In niCKNRR
Hull. Visitors always wel
come. 1,. V.. PHILLIP8, C. C.
A. f KI. Nfl.SOX. R K. a
lis. 43 R. A. M.
Stated mcttiiigs on the first
Moudnv of lacli month In Ma
sonic Hall. Visitors tftlcoapi
). I). W!.STKB,H.H. P.
1. II M Md.v, SrcrtUr.
laurel Lodge, 1, 0,0, F,
, f a. ia,.t.Johna. Oraafji
Meets csch Mond.iv evening In OdirFel
lows hall at 7:10. A cordial wrlconle t
nil visiting brothers.
ltd. V Otillc N (1. c W. Man, V. O.
. J. lltirimiKh, Kec. Srf.; ('. W Norn, f Ill.Stc.
It. V. Clsrk, Treas.
" St. Johns Gamp Ho. 7148
Modern Woodmen of America
We heartily solicit the attendance f
our members at our rcgul.tr mettli s
every 2d and Mi Thursday evening.
A. S. Kerry. ft. It. Irish.
202 1. Polk St. 417 U. Chicago St.
Woodmen of the World
St. Johns Cnmp 773
tloo lltr mn-tlilk t. M 'i-.l.iy icllilu
ill llltlllcr IUII llin IiiikIoii Sml In .irtt l
VIlUinljK wi Kum.' old iti' iulwr com
out nml Mr uliiit n lit i' mint nti ttrlontt tu.
K.C. tIKKIJSK C.C W. A' TKnTTI, Ot.
DOIIIC LODCC NO. 132
A. r. und A. M.
Meets the tirst and third
Wed nesdnv of each month
in Masonic Hall. Visi
John M. nilr, W. H.
A. W. IMvis, HtjcrcUrr.
Minerva Chapter No. 105, 0. E.S.
.Merit i-vt-rv second and
fourth Ttiemlny of ajsrkv
mouth In MhsouIc Hall.
r.t t ni.or. w. at
Hrlr V. Iv.t m-.-,
n ; Ainlii'i -l tt. t.
The Fraternal Boosters
Meets every Hrt niul Third Wed
nesday in t In
Odd Fellows' Hall
Join and I h ip Boost
Ofllce Umpire 1S22 Krs. Hmp, 017$
Dr. E. P. Bordn
Painless extraction ot iretlt under Sltrut i
ox id i- K.t
IVnltiMiht II in K nt.lR.
St. Johns, Portland, Or-)r,on
PENINSULA HUE ABSIfUCI I REAITT CO
H. HENDERSON, MMNr
10 J N. Jitney atrmrt
Abstracts id Title l'tt-wrvl
Titles 1 emitted
Phone Kmpiie 0255
Poff & O'Ncil
TRANSFEH AND STORAGE
Hand nnd (.ravel
Unity Trips to Portland
Phone Empire 0308 20IX.JEHE1 f
Frank A. Rice
Office 107 N. Jersey Street
Phone fnip 0ttM7 K?. I mp. 0 J t
All Kinds of Truck and Tta&i
Work, Ktiiuittitc Moving, llaneuictit
I)iu,KilK. Sand und Gravel; Wod
for sale CordwiMnl $7. .so; I'latmr
W. S. JEANS
Umpire 722 jm Ii. I 'oik ,' ,
Violin Instruct I 11
STUDIO, 2ir N. Si.uti-v.- Str. t
I'hon.' Kuipirt- UWi
Dr. W. J. Giistrap
Pliysician & Surgeon
Glasses Accurately Pitted
X ray Laboratory
PcninwilH Security Co. Bldg.
Geo. W. Mil Inn
Contractor and iiiiildor
I'lniis and Sx.-ciikutiui. furuUlu 1
Free where I build. Kt-suleiicv ad
dress 10S Smith uve. Umpire oqb
Piano Timing - Repairing
liR N IjST II A R O LI)
Shop at 107 W. Phone U2-H4
For Fine Chocolate
Ice Cream, Tobacco and Cigars
311 South Jen-vy Street
Tuiialwi'ur 'ooo ul I'luua
Studio 837 N. Kellugg Street
Phone Umpire 066.
I buy or xll St. Jtditia I'roptrW
A. W. DAVIS :
Fire Insurance and Notary hiyjc
I4ist your property with tne If yoo
deidre to sell quickly
K. G. Muck
Phones Col, 12M
A. A. Muck
Putiucs Col. UK
007 l'eSMiuU-ii Strest
Sand, Gravel and
Mcmbm "f the '
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