The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 27, 1904, Page 9, Image 9

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    THE OREGON DAILY JOTJItSTAIi, POTlTLAyD WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27. 1004.
Marrtcd Life as. Seen from the Inside-
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MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX IS I
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Delia Austrian In Chicago Tribune.
In England it Is considered dreadful
to be called a cad, for the English as a
nation are tremendously conservative
they think much of tradition, family and
ulture. Boas f umeqs and pretension
are characteristics emphatically avoided
,by the better classes.
The Germans are less conservative In
this respect; with them money plays a
far more Important role In the making
of class distinctions. Though the mem
bers of the royal family and officers take
precedence over all others, wealth gives'
one rank In the best of society. . The
French In turn detest everything that
macks of monarchy and have far more
regard for a millionaire than a marquis
or a duke. ' And yet money alone Is not
sufficient to bring men and women into
the best of French society family; and
culture are recognised factors. .
It is reserved for the Americans as
a nation to be characterized as snobs.
In their eyes we are a nation of mill',
lonalres, whose object is to make Vast'
accumulations and flaunt them; much
as peacocks show their magnificent
feathers. The idea that most Ameri
cans haveenormous bank accounts Is an
opinion held common by all classes of
European society; by the foreign host
, and hostess, by the managers of hotels,
the servants and shopkeepers.. - '.
Discussing this ' subject .with a Ger
man gentleman, he remarked: "Yes.
America represents the money center of
the world. European countries are the
' homes of art. music and sculpture, which
the people of your , country buy wit)?
their unlimited means. They have not
the time and inclination to foster- these
. talents themselves, being ,too busily en
gaged in material pursuits. I am surs
that if I were to ask an American gen
tleman what bis great-ambition is he
would say to make money; his wife
would probably answer the same ques
tion, to spend It With both possession
is the chief end. Though much we hear
: these days of American men- tolling and
laving to make fortunes so that their
wives can enjoy them, I'm sure' that
the men enjoy this display as much
as their women. . But this marked fond
ness for extravagant living ; does not
stop with the splendor of their houses
and the gowning of , their women. Tho
American people demand these same
'' comforts when abroad, and never cease
their complaining when they are de
prived, of them. , I shall never forget
the few weeks I spent traveling in Eng
land with some American friends. In
stead of admiring and discussing the
beautiful scenery, most of their , tlma
went complaining about the inconven
iences of the hotels in which they
stopped and in giving me long, accu
rate descriptions about their palatial
hotels and handsome Pullman cars.
"But their snobism did not end there;
they assured me that though the states
was a republican theory, class distinc
tions were as closely defined as in any
of the European countries. The guests
at Newport, Bar Harbor and the many
exclusive summer resorts were extreme?
y careful as to whom they allowed into
' their seta The theory of equality was
harmless when applied to questions of
, politics, but society would be a perfect
-failure If merchants and shopkeepers
were to be accepted in the exclusive set"
An Englishman once told a party of
'Americans that we, as a people, not only
., kill prices at home, but we do the same
when in Europe. Americans abroad
give the proprietors in hotels to under
stand they want the best and are ready
to pay for it He continued: "I shall
never forget going to a hotel In Italy
where I was mistaken for an American,
On asking for a room he showed me a
good-slxed apartment but demanded' an
exorbitant price. I told him that no
'. Englishman would allow himself to bo
robbed that way. The frightened pro
prietor apologised, saying he thought 1
was an American. He never hesitated
to ask them any price; money with them
was usually a secondary consideration.
;' and the more they paid the better sat
isfied they were.
"Yes." the Englishman continued, "I
confess that a large part of your peo
ple make a vulgar display . of their
wealth, have been in your country
"and I'm sure they often keep a wholo
;,: regiment of servants where three or
four-would answer-their-purposes. The
women in the large cities dress far
more than the Parisians; the greater
part of the smart French creations are
l sold to the states. I have seen-Amer
, lean women go shopping in frocks which
our women would wear to receptions.
One of your countrywomen told me that
she would not think of wearing a cos
tume more than one season; variety was
her object In life, and she did not want
' . Tier garments to create a feeling of mo
notony any more than herself. She sue-
ceeded.-'thougn- she-was a -slave to fash
ion; most of her .mornings were spent
at the dressmaker's and mlllner'e." yr
Vulgar ' as some Americans are in
their brag of the luxuries they enjoy
In their own country, and In thejr con
tinual display of elaborate gowns and
fine jewels, still more are they In their
courting of men and women of title.
This truth Is well known and cleverly
STRANGLED
f Journal Bneclal Service.)
New York, Jan. 17. Gabrlelle Bompard, who startled the world by
her crime of strangling her lover lnPar)s many years ago, is, st the Immi
grant station here and, wUl be sent back to France tomorrow under the
immigration law. ,
satirized in European countries. . As a
prominent Swiss gentleman once Bald:
"America Is the oddest republic in the
world. ' Americans believe In the doc
trine of equality as a people," and yet
they lose their heads every time a count
or duke steps on their shores. The hos
pitality shown these favored few is un
bounded. 4, Though njen of position some
times go 10 your country as traveler,
they are' soon compelled to play the
part of suitors. If one of them accepts
an invitation to a dinner, he puts bis
hostess in- good humor for a week."
The desire shown by American women
to - capture the foreign nobility is re
garded - as the' climax of snobism,
Wherever we went in Europe they as
sured us that the girls in our country
were not only admired for their beauty
and charms, but also for their fortunes.
The foreigners excuse their men by say
ing that they have not enough to sup
port their estates and are glad to re
ceive added resources from American
wheat and stocks. But they are not so
easy In forgiving the girls who ' buy
their titles for thoDOsition it gives
them,' or because they are ' ashamed of
their pedigrees. Many men and women
have often remarked to me that, judg
ing by the great number of "American
girls who 'are married abroad, men of
culture must be scarce on this" side of
the Atlantic. '
., The parents of these girls are not only
regarded as indulgent, but a little fool
ish, for; humoring their daughters as
they do. ' They ask, why do these pa
rents slave and toll only to hand over
a goodly share of their fortunes to men
whose sole recommendation at times are
their titles T
Another charge laid at our door Is
that we .overdress. , This .might partly
be forgiven were these weaknesses only
shown by the married women, but it is
held' in poor taste for young girls to
sport costly frocks and elaborate Jewels.
Women abroad have often assured me
that no debutante-ever-pays-more than
$50 or $60 for an evening gown, (though
they are told that the mothers of Ameri
can girls often pay three or four times
that sum for a simple frock. . Real laoes
and costly silks are never worn by un
married women abroad. It Is a most
unusual happening to See a foreign girl
wearing furs and seal coats. Talking
one day with a German girl who has
nearly a half million in her own right
she told me that she longed to nave
an unborn lamb coat and a strand of
pearls. .Her mother might have grati
fied her wish if it had not been for her
friends, : who . would have 'looked upon
these possessions as dreadfully extrava
gant ' : ," .'- .
If the truth were known, the Ameri
can people have the reputation of being
terrible snobs; our ideal' is regarded as
the worshiping - of the - golden calf.
With it we .make a vulgar display at
home and a boast abroad. It is really
unfortunate for the other nations and
for our countrymen - that more Euro
peans do not visit . the states, if for
no other reason than to prove to them
that we have plenty of men and women
with high Ideals and an appreciation for
art and culture women with other in
terests than frocks and Jewels. : They
would discover that la Jeunnesse doree
is not typically American. ; The fault is
that foreigners often court our snobs
instead of the men and women travel
ing in Europe, becatise they enjoy the
greenbacks of the gilded youth of Amer-
. Sleep. Darling, Sleep.
The shadows lengthen and night draws
nigh; -
' . Sleep, darling, sleep.
The angels are lighting the stars on
high,
The moonbeams are kissing the clouds
In the sky, 4
And 'tis time for baby to "hush a bye
, bye;" -
Sleep, , darling, sleep. -
The flowers have closed up their petals
say;
Sleep, darling, sleep.
The birds have flown to their nesto
away, - ' ".
The bees have gone home to their hives
- for the day,-"--'- W -
And babies must sleep when . they're
tired from play; ;,-; , . -
, Sleep, darling, sleep. :
The two little eyelids , are drooping, I
see; ' ' .. ,
" "Sleep, darling, sleep. ' "
And baby must sleep now as sound as
can.be;
May' God protect papa and baby and me.
And the angels In heaven watch over us
three; .
-. Bleep, darling, sleep.
Selloioua Salad.
For a delicious salad of grapes, or
anges and lettuce, skin some green
grapes,' cut in half and remove seeds.
Peel some oranges, slice into thin
wedges, and dress with the grapes with
oil. and lemon juice. Arrange on the
heart leaves of French lettuce that have
been crisped In cold water.. Serve with
roast wild duck. -
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Secret Service Chief Wilkie Tells Why Perfect Paper
Counterfeits Are Not Circulated
Washington Correspondence Chicago
Dally News.
"Why la it that counterfeiters have
never been able to turn out a perfect re
production of paper money issued by the
government f was asked John E. Wilkie,
chief of the secret-service division of the
treasury department, the other day.
"The answer is simple enough," replied
the man who has the reputation of being
one of the greatest criminal-catchers in
the world. "If the man who engraved the
original bills which counterfeiters try to
Imitate tried to reproduce his own work
he would make a miserable failure of it
Write your own name 60 times on a
piece of paper and trace one over the
other and you will find that no two agree
exactly. That Is the difficulty experienced-
counterfeiters which -makes
their work easy to detect. Machines
cannot be made which can do the work
of lithographing by hand. They lack
that quaver and gentle- touch which the
hand gives in making a curve, nor can a
hand reproduce exactly a curve once
made." ,.
This, then. Is the simple solution which
aids the government experts and often
times the bank officials to detect a
counterfeit bill almost the minute they
see one. There are, however, various
art-f -the-eourtterfelter-wlth whiehthe
experts have to contend, and the secret
service bureau and its assistants are
kept busy through the year passing upon
"queer" money which is sent for in
spection. All money thus sent is kept
for a year at least and then destroyed.
Frequently the track of a counterfeiter
is determined by the reappearance of a
certain peculiar bill in different parts
of the country, and oftentimes a large
packet of one kind of bill will accumu
late before the criminal is run to earth.
There are not only the lithographs, but
even crude printing Is tried, and often;
times, ss in one of the latest cases, ex
pert photography Is employed in making
counterfeit bills. The photographs, how
ever, do not remain long in circulation
xosba iiors mm eoiuii.
Country and Veople of Land of Horn
ing Calm,
From the Criterion. .
We shall have a pretty accurate pic
ture of Korea If we think of Great Brit
ain taken up forcibly from its present
moorings and set against the New Jer
sey coast so that Scotland should adhere
to the mainland, while England ran
southward Into the ocean. What Great
Britain would then be to the Atlantic
Korea Is now to the Pacific. The siso
about the same, something over 80,000
square miles; the latitude and north and
south reach would be the same, and thero
Is also a -general likeness in structure;
for, while the northern half of Korea,
corresponding in our comparison to Scot
land, Is seamed by . granite ridges,
crowned with pine woods, arid and cold,
the southern half, answering to England,
Is. full of fertile valleys amid low hills,
admirably sdapted,Lto-. tillage and the
rearing of cattle. Korea, too, like Eng
land,. Is rugged and rocky on one side,
and lined with flat marshes, sands and
mud stretches on the other; cliffs frown
upon the Pacific to the east while the
west coast along the Yellow sea, reminds
one of the shores of Lincoln, Norfolk
snd Suffolk, with their swamps and mud
flats. There la a great likeness even In
climate, and the trees and birds are prac
tically the same,- far closer than those of
old and New England are; pine, fir, oak,
maple, alder and birch of the European
species; 4 and the familiar birds, from
eagles to magpies. r ' ';.' v. ; ''
But in -the Korean forests there are
also great tigers, and numbers of
leopards, who even enter the streets of
the capital when game Is scarce; and for
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without detection, because they fade rap
idly. In the latest case it is estimated
that within one month of exposure t
the, air the bills would fade until they
became mere pieces of white paper. ,
- "We get many grades of counterfeit
work here." said Chief Wilkie. "Some
of it Is done by expert lithographers and
Is every bit as good as the original, save
only that it is not like the original for
the reason stated above. The methodi
of counterfeiters are multitudinous, but
it Is a traffic that cannot be carried on
long. That Is why a counterfeiter moves
from place to place."
Chief Wilkie Is one of the most mod
est men in publlo life.: -He takes-as
much pleasure in his work-as Is possible
for any man, possesses the true thief-
catching Instinct which rarely leads him
astray, and when his efforts are crowne.
by success he displays the elation of a
boy. Not many-years ago John Wilkie
was city editor of a big Chicago news
paper. His previous experience in de.
tective work was limited to the usual
activities of a night police reporter. He
has, however, all the abilities of a born
leader and the ingenuity of a Sherlock
Holmes In real, practical life.
One of the best catches Wilkie has
maaa 4 eoentarsrn-rmr-rn- which
he takes a Just pride, was the arrest of
a den of counterfeiters In Boston and
New York, headed by a man nsmed Lle
bermann, alias Davis and half a dozen
other names. Llebermann was a leader
In the old Moses gang, which operated
In New York in 1897. When that gang
was taken Into oustody he fled to Eng
land, taking with him the jplates f row
which the counterfeits were made.
There he continued his operations and
turned out the most dangerous counter
feit upon the Bank of England which
was ever made. Two of! his partners
came to America and' made an attempt
to float 115,000 of the counterfeits.
A confederate who attempted to past
a small amount was arrested on suspl-
their kindred In Englnrd are should have
to go back to preglaclal times.. In Korea
also bamboos grow, and rice tjfl tobacco,
adding another touch of more tropical
life. But the physical resemblances are
far more striking than the differences,
and the general slse and shape are prac
tically identical.
The Korean aboriginals were like their
Manchu or Mongol neighbors, but very
rude and savage; hardly more than neo
lithic cave dwellers. The culture of the
country dates from tlV Chinese conquest
of three millenniums or more back, when
the famous author of the Chinese classic,
the Shu King, came thither, bringing
arts and knowledge, settled the forms of
life and founded a monarchy, with an
aristocracy brought " with him from
China,: and continually replenished by
Chinese elements. ' ,'
'The same hereditary principle has
made an aristocracy hard, overbearing
end grasping, thinking wholly of their
rights,' and never recognising their du
ties; considering the poorer classes as
their mere serfs, whose sole use Is to
minister to the pleasure of their supe
riors. In ritual also the bond of kinship
has become an - intolerable burden, not
merely as constituting a joint liability
for debt, for maintenance and hospital
ity; but, through the rules of protracted
mourning for the dead, during which
time no marriages may be made and lit
tle civil business undertaken, lying like
a perpetual obsession on the hearts of
the whole nation, who are incessantly
haunted by ghostly presences.,
Through the centurlei these abuses
grew -steadily, until, a decade ago, Korea
was the most corrupt, the most back
ward and despotic and the weakest king
dom upon earth. It had then a popula
tion, of some 15,000,000, groaning, under
elon, but was acquitted for lack of evi
dence, bis partners escaping. The bills
in his possession were confiscated by
Wilkie. ,
Later his partners were arrested In
England and told the true story of their
trip to America, The money Wilkie con
fiscated was all the actual evidence the
government bad to present against them.
Llebermann having again escaped and
taken the plates and printed money with
him. The bank then offered a reward
for the plates from which the counter
feits were made, no questions asked,
and Llebermann turned up to claim It
In doing so, however, he threw caution
to the winds, and told of numerous
other cases about which the bank offi
cials knew nothing, and he was arrested.
He turned king's evidence upon trial and
was deported from the country witfr a
warning never to return. From Belgium
ne returned to the United States.
Last July United States IS and $10
counterfeited notes began to appear. No
man In America familiar with counter
feiters had ever seen Liebermann's face
to recognise it, but fortunately the Eng
lish officers had photographed him. Wil
kie secured those pictures when abroad
last summer, but they availed nothing
until recently, in the meantime he tils
4cnvred - - uponnsJyslshat - th;tmeT -
feit bills which were' making so much
trouble were being made upon two dif
ferent kinds of paper pasted together
with silk threads between. This paper
was traced to the companies which man
ufactured It, and from them to the re
tailers. It was . finally discovered that
Urge purchases were being made by a
man anmed Stein In New York. Stein
was watched and It was discovered that
he was shipping paper to a suburb of
Boston. There the counterfeiters were
found and three taken Into custody, to
gether with. seven agents in New York.
Upon comparison with Wilkle's photo
graph It was determined that the secret
service had at (last effected the capture
of one of the world's most dangerous
counterfeiters, Llebermann.
the oppression of, the aristocracy; gov-
eruou or ratner misgoverned, much as
the Macedonians an an1 nva ,v. u.
donians, seeking redress in perpetual In
surrections against extortion, robbery
and oppression.' :
Mrs,' Sonny Jim.'
From "the Atchison, Kan., Globe.
The very latest ts the St Cecelia
girl.
When she gets up In the morning she
steps to a window and looks out and
says: "Serenity-serenity-serenity." The
word Is supposed to put her mind in
peaceful trim. Before dinner she must
repeat three times the word "tranquil
ity." This will soothe her nerves and
wipe out the memory of vexations, and
at night. Just before she falls asleep,
she must repeat "Peace and rest." Say
Ing these words over will drive dis
quieting thoughts away, smooth out the
wrinkles and Insure sweet sleep.
The St Cecelia girl is Sunny Jim
overdone. It is all right to say these
words, but Is mother saying them when
the fire refuses to burn, and the steak
flops burn? ' It may do a woman good
under such circumstances to say "Peace
and rest," but from a mean man's view
there Is a word of four letters that Is
more effective.
Accustomed to Sorrow. , ;
From the Sketch.
Lady (Interviewing general servant)
I inserted the advertisement on behalf
of my daughter, who la about to be mar-
....... "v '"I vyk ,
renced in housekeeping. ,
w Servant Oh! I've . no objection to a
newly married couple, ma am. . I'm c
customed to sorrow. ,. 4 ... ,
W. E." Curtis' Cairo Letter in the
Chicago Record-Herald.
The Sphinx is no longer a mystery,
nor was It intended to- represent a wo
man. .The inquisltlveness of modernN
antiquarians has solved the greatest
enigma that ever " perplexed : mankind.
No other relio of Intiqulty has been the
object of discussion or the subject of
wilder theories, legends ; and : supersti
tions. During the last -two thousand
years : a ; whole ; library of books has
been written about it, and at times con
troversies as to its age, significance and
purpose have been very active. While
itsage is still unknown, and no facts
connected with it origin have come
down to . us, yet within the last tew
years Egyptologists have shown that It
Is nothing but a colossal image or por
trait of. Ba-Harmachis, God of . the
Morning, Conqueror of Darkness, and
hence it faces the Rising Sun. .
This was recently disclosed by in
scriptions discovered upon . the walls
of a temple which lies underneath and
around the Sphinx, . and . the , discovery
was largely . due to Colonel Ram, : an
American scholar,' who has been en
gaged for several years in excavations
there. He has. uncovered the founda
tions of . the great statue . and has
brought to light many Interesting feat
ures which until recently , were . un
known. . ' .The temple surrounding the
base was Intended tor the worship of
Harmachls and several chambers hewn
In the rock where the tombs of kings and
priests devoted to his worship. In
189a colonel Ram discovered a stone
cap with a sacred asp carved on the
forehead, which once covered the head
of the Sphinx like a royal helmet and
must have - added immensely to ' Its
grandeur, particularly if It was glided,
as Colonel Ram believes.
The Sphinx Is not an independent
structure. The body and head are ac
tually hewn out of solid rock, but much
sandstone masonry was built in to
make the outlines perfect and cover de
fects in the material. This reenf orce-
ment of the original rock la very appar
ent now to a close observer, but orig
inally they were concealed, for scien
tists believe that the entire image was
once covered with enamel. Indeed It Is
possible even now to find fragments still
adhering to the surface which resemble
the porcelain tiles found In tombs and
the ruins of the ancient palaces. Sev
eral private collectors and some mu
seums have large blocks of most bril
liant coloring and artistic design, and
from them we can Imagine what an Im
posing spectacle the great statue must
have been before the Persians and Mo
hammedans destroyed Its glory.
While it Is still an impressive picture
It has no beauty whatever. The nose,
the lips and other features have been
mutilated by vandals, among whom the
French soldiers under Napoleon are said
to have been the most vicious, but the
defacement began before the Christian
era when Cambyses Invaded Egypt and
made it a province of the Persian em
pire. The expression upon the face of
the great statue is tianx. roets ana
Imaginative people have expended much
eloquence In describing lines which do
not appear and are purely. fanciful, and
we have been told again and again that
the solemn Immobility of its expression
t "the ideal of mystery in stone." One
writer that I read the -other day de
scribed It as having "a comeliness not
of this world," "a mould of beauty now
forgotten forgotten because , Greece
drew forth Cythrea from the .flashing
foam of the Aagean and In her, image
created new forms of beauty." While
this . sounds fine it is preposterous rot
There is no more expression about the
face of .the Sphinx than there would be
In any sandstone image that has been
hit square in the nose with a SOO-pound
shot fired from a French cannon and
had its features scattered over a square
mile of desert
But nevertheless, there Is a fascina
tion about this great statue that cannot
be avoided and one will go again and
again and as often as possible to look
at Its shapeless face and monstrous fig
ure which rises from the sand against
the amber sky. , . .
The body of the Sphinx, which" resem
bles that of a lion, is 150 feet long; the
paws and legs, which are stretched out
in front, are 50 feet long; the-head is
SO. feet from the neck upwards, the face
Is 14 feet wide and the whole figure
72 feet high. It Is believed to have
been built long before the pyramids, for
inscriptions found within the temple
show that It was old at the time of
Cheops, who erected the big pyramid
2,700 years before Christ He made
many repairs in the temple and upon
the Image and left a record of that fact
There Is also a tablet showing that It
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James Dunn, the 17-year-old protege
of E(hel Barrymore. Richard Harding
Davis, Charles Dona Gibson, II. C
Whitney; and other authors and artists,
broke his neck about six months ago
by diving into the river from
ra a spring-
11 a few days
J. Hood horn-
inle position.
board.' From that time until
ago he lay on a cot in the
pltal, boufid in, an Immovable
He has Just returned to his homo cured.
The lower picture Kliows how h(i was
strapped to his cot for five months.
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was repaired by King Chephren, one of
his successors. ; Another tablet tells an
Interesting story. One day while he
was taking his after-dinner nap. King
Thophmes IV. (B. C. 1533). had a vision
In which the god Harmachls appeared
to him and made generous promises if
he would dig his Image, 'this same
Sphinx, out of the sand, thophmes
did as requested and erected this tablet
to commemorate the fact
There are 14 pyramids In the neigh
borhood of Cairo. Those which .sur
round the Sphinx and are known as . the
pyramids of Gizeh, are most easily ac
cessible ' and may be visited without
fatigue or difficulty. Within the last . -few
years a trolley line has been built .
almost . to the very feet of the Sphlni
The track runs along a causeway lined .
on either side with rows of trees, and
on of the fashionable drives of Cairo.
It is also a thoroughfare much used by .
the dwellers in the villages along the
west bank of the Nile and .those who
live in the desert In that direction.' The
distance from the ; hotels in Cairo la
about nine r miles," and nb more delight
ful excursion can .be Imagined. , 1
You can leave your hotel in a car
riage or by the street cars in the morn
ing, take your, lunch at the Mena House,
a, very attractive hotel a few hundred
yards from the pyramids, spend the day -
around , these incomparable monuments,
by far the most interesting of all relics
of antiquity, and drive back to the city :
at 4 or S in' the. afternoon Just in time ,
to meet the .long procession of carriages
filled with native princes, pashas, veiled
ladles from the harems of rich Egyp
tlons, generals in the British service, .
civil officials of the government, mem
bers of the diplomatic olrcle. Hindu and
Parses millionaires, and all the gay
world who are spending the winter at
Cairo and come ..over that way for their :
afternoon air. ' You can see many mora
and much finer horses and carriages in
London, New York or Paris, but in
Cairo the oriental costumes and colors
give an additional charm which no other
city enjoys.
SATISPTBD.
From the Chicago News. ,
Yes, my or woman runs things round
the house .
An she runs most things outside.
When she chirps up I'm as mum as a
mouse. .;
No, I ain't got any pride,
I'm free to own it; I don't care a darn
If the gray mare's the better hoss. .
She kin outpull any team in the barn
Yes, my ol' woman's the boss. ?
I don't do nothln' without her advice 1
Never a fuss nor a fight -
If we buy anythin' she sets the price,
An' she kin set it Jest right
She has her say when the time . cornea
to sell. :: '' .. -Then
we don't sell at a loss;
I'm poor at dicker! n", so It's as well
That the or woman s the boss.
Things . go like clockwork, all tidy an
. neat,
Nice little wad In the bank,
Farm the hul county ain't got one ter
.... beat ' . . ' . - ,
I've the ol" woman ter thank!
She's ba n a boon an' a blessln" ter me
1 Finest 'at I've run across.
It's a good thing I've sense fer ter sea
.That' the ol' woman's the boss.
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. Character la Pootsteps.
Character is easily told by the walk
of men and women. If one Is of an ob
servant nature it will be seen that obsti
nate persons, who In argument rely more
on muscular than Intellectual . power,
rest the feet flatly and firmly on tha
ground, walk heavily, and slowly and
stand .with the legs firmly- planted and
far apart i
Blow steps, whether long or short,
suggest a . gentle or defective state of
mind, as the case might be.
The proud step is slow and measured.
The toes are conspicuously turned out.
the legs straightened. , ; .
Where a revengeful purpose is hidden
under a feigned smtle.the step .will bo
sinking " and noiseless. ' ' 7-
Steps that are quick are indicative of
energy and agitation. '. ; , -
Turned-in toes are often found with;
preoccupied, absent-minded persons.
" What Children Should team.
Habits acquired in childhood are the
ones that stick through life. So it is
Important that little ones should be
taught habits of neatness, helpfulness
and daintiness about their belongings.
It Is certainly essential for a girl and
will not do a boy any harm nor make
him one whit less manly.
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