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About Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 188?-1910 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1904)
Ifotv Tliey Oinu to He So Freely
SenftcriMl (ivcr California.
It was thf cutom of tin old Spanish
explorers to name plan's after the
saint for whm.i was named the day
on which th i-amped there. In this
manner a great number of melodious
and sonorous Spanish names have
been scattered oer ralifornia. so that
the names of a groat number of places
begin eitlioi with "San" or "Santa.
In some cases a subtitle, as it were,
has been atlixeil. For instance, we
have San Luis Key and San Luis Obis
no (Saint Louis the Kins and Saint
Louis the Bishop), also San .Juan Ca
pistrano. In the case of Los An soles,
it was named "Nuestra Senora de los
Angeles" (Our lidy of the Ansels)
This name i altogether too bulky for
frequent use. so the early otlicers short
ened it to "Anseles."
One euriou name anions the saints
is that applied to a picturesque little
settlement on the divide ltetweon the
San Gabriel and Pomona valleys San
Dimas. San Oimas. be it known, was
one of the two men who were crucified
at either side ot" Jesus the one who
asked to be rememU'red by the Lord
when he should enter into paradise.
He is the patron saint of rohliers. The
way this name eame to be si von to
the San Gabriel valley village was
thus: In early days a g.nur of Mexican
horse thieves liad their "lair" in
canyon there, which was subsequently
referred to as the Koonors canyon or
the canyon of San Dimas. When the
Santa Fc railroad crime along and
laid out the station there the name of
the canyon was adopted: hence San
Dimas. Los Anseles Times.
CHANGING A QUARTER.
It Slay Done Twolvo Ways ami
Takei Seventy Cents.
"How much money does it take to
make change for a quarter;" queried
the man whose fad is freak mathe
matics. "Twenty five cents, eh? You're
away out. To eh tiise a quarter in the
various way it can be done requires a
capital of 70 cents. If a follow wanted
plenty of coin for his quarter he'd tax
you for twenty-live pennies. On the
other hand, the uian who wanted the
least loose ehanse for his quarter
would come at yu for two dimes and
a nickel. The chap who wanted a di
versity of . Mn in his ehanse would
Set into you for two Jive cent pieces,
one dime and live pennies, which
would allow him to jinsle copper, sil
ver ami nickel in his jean. Others
mislit ask you to produce four nickels
ami live pennies, three nickels and ten
pennies, two nickels and tifieen pen
nies or one nickel and twenty jH-nnies.
If you escaped these demands you
mislit be requested to conn up with
five nickels, three nickels and one
dime, one nickel, one dime and ten pen
nies, one dime ami fifteen pennies or
two dimes and Jive pennies. There are
just twohe ways of "breaking" quar
ter in current United States coin, and
to be there with the goods for any
demand you would require twenty-five
pennies, two dimes and live nickels -in
all, 70 cents ."-Philadelphia Tress.
Coiicerrihis the fundamental nature
of electricity It -elf there is still no
certainty, but there are several hy
p&Ueses. say? ni;r5eal World. Thep
are several ;bori-s for explainins lth
oleetriclty ami masnvttau in terms f
the ether. N-'tie ol" the' thorie sem
eIaM of lsns submitted to exp ri
iueuial dinoiiu-:niii. It is certain,
liowevor. that, shiee the iii5erronnotion
bet wwn electricity and magnvtisui i
known, a demontntion of tfie nature
of the oe mut. by corollary, include a
disclosure of the nature of th- other.
Moreover. It wouki not seem likely
that the complete unraveling of ihe
nature of electricity would nvssarily
Include a. rvelaiioii of the nature of
both matter and of gravitation.
Klliiclfs In UVvtinlti-u.r Aliliry.
It was formerly ilio eu?tm at the
funeral of a si'cat man to dns up an
etlisy roprestius him while in life
and then to carry It lKfore his hearse
to the srave. After the burial it was
set up in the church, sometimes under
a iejuorary monument, to which a
laudatory jtoem or an epitaph was af
fixed. The royal effisies in the abbey
can Ik irn"d laek to the fourteenth
ctiJMury. but the oldest otisiual one is
that of diaries II. (Jcorse I. Parker
Full of IliniM'lf.
"Ilamm has sot a job at last with a
good stock company. I hear."
"Yes, and he thinks he's the only
"Well, I should say. Why. whenevei
he hears anybody talkins about 'a dra
matic situation' he thinks they mean
him." I 'hiladclphia I 'ress.
A TreiiKiirt of 11 Csnk.
Mr. Newedd What! So cook stove
In the house? I gave you money to
buy one. Mr. Newedd Yes. my love,
but I found I hadn't enough to buy a
itove and hire a cook, loo. so I let the
itove go. Put the cook is here, and
she's a treasure. She has just gone
out to set us some crackers and cheese.
New York Weekly.
Had Heard of It Often.
Teacher What do you know of Mes
opotamia? Tommy (dubious at first,
but becoming more confident as he pro
ceeds) Mesopotamia is is an animal
that inhabits the rivers of Africa.
You shoot 'em with big double barreled
rifles. Kansas City World.
Two Ncrji live.
Johnnie Papa, do two negatives
make an allirmativo? Papa That's
the rule Johnnie-Well, you said "No.
no." when I askd you for a quarter
this morning. When do I get it?
Wliy I. II cum l n ! lloiiii'.
Model Husband (loas; fully i Yes.
gentlemen. I've been married ten years
and never spent a night away from
Doubling Thomas Large and inter
esting family. ?
"Only three of ns."
"Have one child, eh?"
"No; the other fs my wife's mother."
1 POLLY im 1
wno urns tor the children; mat
query wouiu nasn mioyour mum many
times if you would siend a day or two
house-hunting in San Francisco. It is
a deplorable fact, but nevertheless true,
that no landlord, or at least very few,
want to rent tiieir nouses or tints to peo-
pie wun cniHiren. ion wouiu mink
that a woman's neart would soiten a
. . ... .... i
i lie owner to rent tier a nat or a house
wnere she could gamer ner wee hock
around her, out entreaties do not
a. 1 . .
change iieronei.it ami sue holds to ner
ueicrinmaiioii m 10 rent 10 anyone
who is messeu wun cnuuren in i''
household until thetired mother turned
away disgusted and weary to pursue
her way in quest ol a dwelling place.
t hildren and dogs are chussed m Uu'
ameeategory. I siiuntered from house
io uoue wun a ineim m. was
quei ot a home, and every place we
went wo weieniet with the s:inie(iues-
lion: "Have you any dogs or ciiu-
uren. ami on earmmr inai mere
wore three of the latter the applicant
met with a tlat refusal. J he owner
u.iuld mil think of the matter for uu
infant. Kvery thing that w:is modern,
new and desirable she could not get.
The t.imbk-down, rickety old places,
reeking with odors from bad sewerage
and poor housekeepingof other tenants
and wholly unht for human habitation
could U bad at a good pi ice because
there jvere children in the household,
ind they had to charge more for the
wear ami tear caused by them. We
tramped all day without securing a
place, and started out bright and early
next inorni.ig armed with lists from
the different real estate agents and
newspaper advertisements galore in
ir.ii i.f i 1i.'.i wli ! .'I 5 lit roll M-rtnlii
, , , . r.
be tolora.ed. e found it after a weary
enoush and most discouraging dav. It
was no use arguing the question with
most of the landlords. One of them
remarked to my friend, "Oh, of coure,
your children are all right; but that is
what every mother savs and thinks."
There was a ling to his announcement
that savored of sarcasm.
One old lady with a sweet inothorly
r i 5i.. i. .: i
.aceanuMne! uau, who uiu h.u ii-JK
a iiK.usn sue could over no gmuy in
l .il ..l
.. . ..... . .
in uiiKiiui or uuchariiamo act ami
whom you would have sworn was the
children'? friend, put the usual ques
tion, "Any dog.- or children, madam'.1
No dogs, but throe children," replied
niv friend, sniilins at the kilidlv-faeed
old lady in a way that would have
melted no,t people ami have made it
1 I r .1. .. .
nam or iheui to say no. iut not so
with this old lad v. Instantly the
mile let her face and it hardened and
lnt it- Miti livi-iiis; "I li-iVi. iiiiiiIm
up my mind never to rent tbe house!
igain to anyone with children. The
la-t per.-on who was here had what I
supposed wore the best children 1 over
saw. 1 hev wore gentlemanly and la-
iylike. P.ut I found out that was their
ompany manners. You nevor saw
:uch a condition as this house was in.
file walls were penciled and covered
with dirt from ?-oiled hands. The wood-
work wa chipped and .-cratchotl in
vei v room. There wore broken win-
low paiio, and there wasn't but one
gla.-.-gloU- left on the chandeliers in the
whole home. I had ju-t had the rooms ning as though it had never leen dis
newly timed, p.pered and the wood- turbed from the original place of its
work painted just Ik "ore they moved
in, for the children in the family who
had previously occupied it had played
havoe with ilio hou.-e. It caused me a
good many dollars to put it in order
and the mil did not pay mo for the
wear and tear. I then .-aid I would
never rent Jie house to a family with
children again, but 1 allowed niy.self to
be talked into it. 1 never will again. I
hKe your 'ace, and am sure I would
like you for a tenant, but the children
are a drawback to making any bargain,
and I -ay mo.t enph:uically no." Ope
woman said, "I don't like children
ami dogs, o.m o. them is bad enough,
but you take them together and I don't
know which i.- the worst. They do
more damage to the house than the
rent ean pay for." Another woman,
who was a 'oreigner, was half way in-
cliuetl to rent her place in spile of her
objection to children in order to copy a
piece of point lace my friend wore on
her neck. "You have a very pretty
tie, alio remarked, taking hold of the
little bit of fragile lace. "I make that,
too, but I never see that pattern before.
Will you be good to let mo copy it.
We would have paid the deposit and
.secured the place then and there, but
at that moment her husband made his
tppinrancc, and, after talking in a for
eig:, language for a few minutes, she
turned ,o my friend and reluctantly in-
formed her that her h.band would
not allow her to root the place to any
one with children. A lady after show
ing u.- through the part of her house
sin- wihed to rent, said, "1 like chil
dren and don't mind having them
around if they behave, but my husband
ha become m exasperated by the ca
per-, of the Hide folks that he vows and
declare., that he will never allow the
placeto be rented to anyone having a
family. I Jowcver, ho may change his
mind. I will talk to him this evening,
and you call again to-moirow if you
don't find anythin-r vou like better.
and mavbe I will have some good news
for you. KvidoiiLly she was a good
pei Miader, for it was her home my
friend finally secured apartments from,
Whose fault is it that children are
looked upon as such little terrors by so
many people? Is it that the parents
are too lenient and have lost control
over thoir children by humoring; every
whim and giving up to them on all oc- I
easions rather than liave a scene?
gentleman answered thequery theother
night. He said: "The old-time disci
pline has disappeared, Polly. Parents
seem nowadays to be ruled hy the ehil
dren instead of being the reverse, as it
was when I was a boy. Nine-tenths
of the children nowadays have, or seem
to imve no res,ect for their parents
allfl thuv rl rather voui nr. almost in
twir i)a"i,yh,xd (iuys to consider them
i(1 fo,rlcs all(l back numbers. The
trouble is parentsare notstrict enough
They Niy () the chiU1 wh() is 1Ilurking .
waI1 up with a 1)em.n i)(M1,t that
The nuIu seann, ....... ston for ., nw.
ment uml wait unlil the aUontioM 0
uis miner or inouier lsiurectcu to some
Miimr ..i fi..,., i,. rU., m,..! ...-i.
sweot wU1 in T, u is (lefaced
u,,,.. i,nv. iw.u.i ...wi .it.
I " '-T 1 v. Vl 11 I I. I'V III 11 41 I 1 W ll-,i
lMiyiH thoir .)amiUs and Ua.y knmv
thuv have done wrong, but thev wil
endeavor to keej out of the wav tinti
the storMl hjLS blown OVl,I The nU)
I ment the child disobevs its parents un
is allowed to uo unpunished or they do
m,t take the trouble to reason with him
explaining the seriousness of disoU'di-
M once, etc., that moiiieiit the child Ion's
respect for its parents and gains the
j,npre8tion that his ,uiS(ieeds will be
passed over. It is all wrong, Polly, for
k. . ...... i. l, .,..!.!,. ...wi
I "V4V II V 1II1U V.4tlt liL VI UMlllMV, IIIIU
wu, nevor grow up to uo the honorable
I ,.i,m or wonnm tioit eiiiid
has been used to discipline and who
i,.us learned to respect the wishes of its
parents from inrancv. Hut mind you,
i (ion't blame the children, for the pa
rents have made the mistake. They
iK)ssibly did it out o.' the tenderness of
thejr hearts, but it was a mistaken
A Fatal Photograph.
In some respects one of the most re
inarkable war photographs ever made
was secured by a man named Meyer, a
correspondent for a German illustrated
newspaper during the war in Eolith
., . . ...
.lima. iuui-i iia iiiii iiiu uit.is,
writes a coniributor to Kvorybody's
Magazine, and one day during one of
Huller's attacks along the Tugela he
took a jHisition on the firing line. The
tire from the British batteriesacrossthe
river wits very hecivy during the ire
liminary period of the assault, and the
shells literally rained on the low lvins
koities oceiiitieil bv lioiliH sirinv
Mt.vor thought he saw a uood oimk.i
Ullitv U) SLVl,re ,.,. ieturo. and he
,1Iinn,., ..... of .l.ilrtll.y,.M to,...;t
1 ' w - " I-
.lust then a big lyddite shell exploded
within a few feet of him, killing him
instantly. I afterward secured his
camera, which was comparatively un
injured. When the film it contained
was developed, I discovered that Mey
er had made a beautiful photograph of
L, , she whi suuMIh1 out his
life. I sent a (py of the picture to hi
relatives in Germany.
I TiVilif- fl.offirrT
The grafting of fruit trees, says Pul
lie Opinion, has to-day beeome such a
common operation that there is no need
to present the ordinary methods, hut
what is less well known is that one may
take young fruits of certain species ami
graft them on the branches of other
trees. J,a .Nature, Paris, published a
photograph showing how a pear or one
variety was grafted on a branch not its
parent. The bark wa slit at the end
of a branch ami into this lit the stem
of the fruit was inserted, the fruit ripe
growth. This method seems to open
up a wide Hold, as well from thescien-
tific as from the practical point of view
It is eiisy to see all the advantages that
could lo derived from the method for
the pu ionise of transporting fruits from
trees too heavily loaded to those which
have few fruits upon them
How Edison Lives
Thomas A. Edison oilers this expla
nation of his ability to do theeiiormous
amount of work he performs: "I eat
jUrit alout a ikjuik! of food a day three
meals, but just enough to nourish the
1kk1'. My diet consists of meat, vein.
tables, eggs or anything else that I
waiit, but in small quantities. People
eat and drink far too much. IndeecD.I
know of men and women who are food
drunk all the time. I hardly over takt
Uiiy out-door reercation, but I live ab
.stemiously as my father did before me.
jf people would diet themselves and
drop drugs many common ailments
Essence of Orange Leaves.
A remarkable industry of Paraguay
is the preparation of essence of orange
loaves. More than lot) years ago the
Jesuit priests, who then ruled that so-
tHHle c.untry, importe.I orange seeds
d l,,anted Sm w ,,uh 4. 1!!w
lMxtmw ,"llse J""' Mlvt Wl.lh
small establishments for extracting the
essence, which is exported to France
and the United .States for use in soap
and periiiniery making. It is also em
ployed by the natives in Paraguay as a
healing ointment and a hair tonic.
Tree From a Tomb.
The parish church at Kempsey, Wor-
eestorshire, contains a chestnut tree
whioh grows irom tne tomu oi hir I'M
ward Wilde. The school children of
the village useu io sn. m uie cnancei,
!' t s "( t,mt m mti .K'Ciusioii their
teacher found one of them eating a
chestnut, and that he snatched it away
hind threw it behind the tomb, where
it took root and lias flourished
He who waits to laugh bust may hurjli
best if he doesn't die before his turh
Clothes don't always show what a
man is, but habits do.
THE SPIRIT OF INDIA.
Hme In of i Account In the Hear
ing of Tomltft and Templei.
The ancient temples and tombs of
India with their intricate carving are
the marvel of all who see them, says
the author or "Cities of India." and the
wonder of the beholder grows when he
realizes that the enormous blocks of
marble and sandstone have been
dragged, by hand In many cases, up
fcteep and lotty clIITs.
Some years ago Mr. Forrest, while
walking through a remote village of
the Deccnn. noticed a large stone pillar.
richly carved, lying by the roadside.
Ile asked the origin and destination of
the monolith. It was for the porch of
n temple on the brow of a precipice
two miles away, overlooking the ham-
"The villagers drag It." said the head
otlicer of the place, "on great festival vnst wild garden. Extending his in
days. In my lifetime, sahib, they have vestigations In subsequent trips to the
moved it luu yards. And see how much
carving they have done."
He pointed to some eight inches of
AVOIlderflll decoration. The Otlicer Was
nearly nny years or age. and the trav
eler looked in astonishment, wonderin
how long before the pillar would com
plete Its journey. An old Hraliman
standing by noticed his expression
"You English are In such a hurry.'
1. ..rl .i
uu suiu. xueie are uio ages oi orass
and tne age or iron. rl hey come and
they go. Others have come and gone
thelr way. and so will you. Hut the
pillar wm reach the temple.
His reply was the spirit of ancient
India, which takes no heed of today,
but, having set about the construction
of such n monument, goes steadily at
work, satisfied to devote a thousand
years to it if the temple be worthy to
enuure Wlieil it IS done.
LEFT HANDED CHILDREN.
Do Xot Try to l'orro Them to Become
It I ir lit Handed.
I have never seen anything but bad
results from the attempt to train chil-
dren to use the right hand Instead of
the left when there Is a decided tend-
ency or habit to be left handed. More-
over, the .it tempt is never successful.
The b-st consequences are poor and
are only awkward mixtures of the two
forms, whieh yield confusions and in-
ueeisions during the entire subsequent
nte. one is that ol a naturally left
Handed tr.vmi who. ny arduous and
continuoiH training during his child
hood, was compelled to write with his
right hand For all other acts he Is
left handed but he cannot use his left
hand for v riling. Although now past
fifty he has always hated any writing,
the mere act of doing so. and he can
not do any original thinking while
writing. lie Is for this purpose com
polled to rely on a stenographer, and
then his ideas How freely and rapidly
If he trhs to think, plan or devise and
to write at the same time there Is a
positive Inhibition of thought and he
must make -ketches, epitomes, several
efforts, copyings, etc., In a painful and
most unsatisfactory manner. The at
tempt at ambidexterity has been a life
long obstacle to him In his profes
The chief centers most closely inter
writing and thinking are
thus demonstrably better harmonized
when in one side of the brain. The
mechanics of neurology are plainly less
difficult than could be achieved by
any foolish and unsuccessful ambl
dexterity. lr. C. M. Gould in Science.
Getting llnek at AVhliitler.
J. MacNeili Whistler had a French
poodle of which he was extravagantly
fond. This poodle was seized with an
affection of the throat, and Whistler
hud the audacity to send for the great
throat specialist. Mackenzie. Sir Mo
roll, when he saw that he had been
called In to treat a dog, didn't like It
much. It was plain. Hut he said noth-
ng. He prescribed, pocketed n big fee
and drove away. The next day he sent
posthaste for Whistler, and Whistler,
thinking he was summoned on some
matter concerning his beloved dog.
dropped his work and rushed like the
wind to .Mackenzie's. On his arrival
Sir Morell said gra very: "How do you
do, Mr. Whistler? I wanted to see you
about having my front door painted."
voffct In Wartime.
In the civil war there were numerous
coffee substitutes. The principal was
potatoes, which were cut Into small
cubes and parched. The beverage was
declared to be potable. A Texas regi
ment used corn, parching the grains
tili they were a blackish brown. It
was common to make coffee out of
rice and other cereals besides corn.
Many of the southern troops made a
drink of the tender roots of the sassa
fras by boiling them in water. Many
a gallon of sassafras tea have 1 drunk,
and the effect Is gloriously stimulating.
A pint of it will enable a fatigued per
son to labor on Indefinitely. The taste
Is deliciously aromatic New York
I'nHNimm a nil the Face.
All real and enduring beauty must
come from within. Notice how angry
passions, evil emotions, worry, fear,
hatred, envy, jealousy, malice, even
though they be but momentary feel
ings, will distort and destroy for the
time being the most perfectly fashion
ed face. If evil thoughts or deeds be
persisted in, the transient effects will
become lasting. Success.
Silence and Speech.
The chief olllce of silence is to' bury
all that Is evil, and the chief office of
speech Is to disclose and disseminate
all that Is good. Let this be clone with
sincerity and earnestness, and let no
criticism discourage It, for Its ultimate
benefit to character and to conduct Is
established beyond a doubt.
"That fellow yonder"
"What of him?"
"Just rich enough to be miserable.
But the fellow standing near him is"
"Just poor enough to he resigned."
"Why docs Mr. Spatt
Because they fit him. I asked mm
for a small loan, and he said he was
so short his corns made his head ache."
AInaka a Garden.
Professor Trevor Kincaid of the Unl-
verslty of Washinston. an alert west-
rn scientist, has been inakins n studv
of the valleys and mountain slones of
tue Aleutian Islands. He first became
interested In Alaska at the time of the
Hnrriman expedition. As a result of
tlliH voyage of scientific discovery he
amara-d the entomological world by the
bewildering collection of insects he
brought out of Alaska, thousands of
tliLMii being species that depend for ex-
iste,ice on the nectar of blossoms. It
WMS a revelation not only of the pres-
ence or unnumbered flower hunting
hymenoptera, coleoptera and lepldop-
tera in Alaska, but incidentally it call-
eU the attention of scientific men to
tho fnrt tlinf AliicL-11 Itictonil nf holm
n wilderness of perpetual ice. is a
Aleutian chain. Professor Kincaid has
,nde the discoverv that in the vallevs
nmi slopes of those Islands a number
nf kinds nf Riieenlent fnrnpn enissw
crow in luxurious abundance.
"I am convinced," said he, "that our
beef cattle will ultimately come from
this Interesting archipelago." Booklov-
The finest house ever designed by a
redskin is the grass house of the Wich-
Has, a tribe that at present live in
southern Oklahoma. They are the on
iv tribe that ever accomplished suc-
eessfully the erection of a grass struc-
ture. Soon they are to abandon these
i,uts and take up their humdrum res-
ervation life In two room frame shacks
wliich are being built for them by the
Pnvornniont Tho irm liriiwo It Is
claimed, Is far from being healthful.
but It Is certainly comfortable, says
the Scientific American.
There are only about fifty old men
of the tribe alive today who under-
stand the art of building one of these
houses so that it will stand, and these
refuse to work, even for generous
wages. The government has offered
these grass house builders lucrative
employment to construct some houses
that may be preserved ns models of
,, nnclent art. Put thev refuse, an 1
the grass huts that used to dot the
prairies of the Wichita reservation are
now being torn down. The WIchltas
nr0 determined that their huts shall
not survive them.
Full of Snnken.
The Snake spring, which Is about
170 feet above beep fork, twenty
miles southeast of Stroud, was rightly
named. Hundreds of poisonous moc
casins and other water snakes make
the large pool close to the copious flow
ing spring their resort from April un
til November. Superstitious Indians
are mortally afraid of the place, as
their heathen religion doesn't permit
thorn to decrease the snake family.
Wolves and wildcats make their
homes in the crevices of the rocks and
canyons adjacent to the spring. The
wildly romantic locality was the head
quarters of the Sloshin and other out
laws during the seventies. The geo-
irranhlcal features of the elevated ami
ruwiid hUls around the spring are dif
ferent from other localities in the
Creek Nation. The rocks are a sort of
flint, of a hard, conglomerate nature.
The brownish colored mineral water
that runs out of the bank of beep
fork Is said to possess great medicinal
properties. Kansas City Journal.
Koreu the Piithvru)' of Nation.
Nothing encourages the study of ge
ography like war. It was in 1871 that
Americans began to look up Korea on
the map. for at that time we wore at
war with her. Hut there was only
one battle, and In that battle only one
man was killed on our side. So the
geographies were soon put back on
the shelf. In 1S04 Korea again came
to the front, but the Chinese tied so
precipitately before the Japanese that
before the geographies were fairly
open the tide of war swept across the
Yalu and left Korea again the Land
of the Morning Calm. And now again
in this year of grace she Is made,
though much against her will, the
chessboard for another game. In 122.S
she was swept from north to south by
the Mongols in their efl'ort to get at
the Japanese: In l."i)2 she was swept
from south to north by the Japanese
In their effort to get at the Chinese.
She has been verily the pathway of
nations, trodden of every foot. Homer
B. Uulbert in Century.
Knife Dlade Thirty Feet I.onjc.
The biggest carving knife ever man
ufactured may be seen at the world s
fair. Tills monster blade Is thirty feet
In length and has an edge as sharp ;.s
a razor. It Is made out of the finest
steel, and the handle Is a masterpiece
of the cutler's art, elaborately carved
and beautifully polished. It would
take a veritable giant to wield a knife
like this. The blade is altogether of
American manufacture, and it is ex
pected to show for the first time that
American cutlery has now reached a
point of perfection where It fears no
rivalry. The giant carving knife cost
several thousand dollars, and special
machinery had to be made before its
construction could begin. No such
knife was ever before manufactured.
Some of the private houses of settled
and cultured people In Boston, New
York, Baltimore and Washington are
as good as our best. One of the most
refined and dignified of their great
homes is the White House. Compared
with the tawdry oppressive glitter and
real vulgarity of some of our palaces.
the White House Is a model of what a
home for the president of a great peo
ple should be. Heport of C. Honley of
the Mosely Commission.
Typewriter Agent Here, my friend
your last payments on your machine
are not due until next month. Why
do you Insist on paying now? i
Typewriter Purchaser Well, you see.
the machine Is going to pieces so rap
Idly that I saw I'd have to hurry up
If I got It paid for before It was worn
out, and that would never do, you
know, to pay for a wornout machine!
I couldn't afford It-Baltimore Amer-
HE COULD PREACH.
At Plrt He Thought He Conldnt,
bat Changed Ills Opinion.
In the early days of Methodism In the
west a circuit rider, if he had a large
field to cover, was sometimes permitted
to have a colleague, who was frequent
ly a young minister, just beginning to
preach. The Hev. John Thompson vras
a circuit rider in a somewhat thinly
settled portion of central Illinois more
than fifty years ago. The colleague as
signed to him was Brother James
Smith, an excellent young man, but
with very pjittle experience as a
One Sunday Mr. Thompson had an
appointment at a small meeting house
In the country, but having a severe
cold he asked his young assistant to go
along with him and preach the sermon,
and the latter, as In duty bound, obeyed
Brother Smith had never undertaken
to preach In the presence of his more
experienced colaborer, and when, after
the opening services, he rose and gave
out his text he was visibly embar
rassed. He stammered through a few sen
tences, hesitated, made another at
tempt and came to a dead stop.
"What's the use, brethren?" he said,
sitting down. "I can't preach!"
Brother Thompson saw that the case
was one In which heroic measures were
"Young man." he whispered sternly
in his ear, "you get up again and
preach that sermon or I'll take you
out in the grove after this meeting Is
over and give you a hard spanking, as
sure as your name Is Smith!"
An electric shock could not have op
orated quicker. Brother Smith rose
to his feet again, his hesitation nl
gone, and in ringing tones he preached
a sermon that Is still remembered by
aged survivors of that old time congre
gat ion ns the most fervid and eloquent
discourse they ever heard so young a
man deliver. Youth's Companion.
A Standard That Han Played u Con-
HplcuouN I'art In IIItory.
The Carlovinglan standard was real
ly no other than the oriflamb. which
has played so conspicuous a part In
French history, but was not formally
adopted until 10S2, In the reign of
Philip I. It consisted of a red orcrlm
son flag, mountd on a gilded staff, the
flag being cut Into three "Vandykes,
to represent "tongues of fire," with a
silken tassel between each.
The old romance writers pretended
that the infidel was blinded by merely
looking upon It. In the "Homan de
Carin" the Saracens are made to ex
claim. "If wo only see It, we shall be
dead men." and Froissart afllrms that
as soon as It was unfurled at Hos
becque the fog vanished from the
French line of battle, leaving their
enemies still shrouded In darkness.
Thus red. the color which the church
has consecrated to her martyrs, be
came in Its turn the color of the
French kings. They wore It on their
coats of arms through the whole pe
riod of the crusades and as late as the
closing decade of the fourteenth con
tury wore still faithful to this "glorl
The famous Du Guesclln, fighting
against the English In Poltou. wore
the rod cross, while his adversaries
wore the white But after the great
defeat at Agincourt In 1415 the French
kings abandoned the oriflamb. because
it had been assumed by Henry V. and
his successors, and adopted white as a
national color when Kngland had dis
carded it. This is n curious but little
known historical fact. All the Year
Teeth n Sentinel.!.
"When thou sittest to eat with
ruler consider diligently him that Is
before thee." says the Hebrew prov
erb, warning a king's guest to regulate
his appetite by his host's temper. Bos
well. Hr. Johnson's biographer, gives
in Ids notebook a modern paraphrase
of the old Jewish proverb: "I said of
a rich man who entertained us luxuri
ously that, although he was exceed
ingly ridiculous, we restrained our
selves from talking of him as we might
do lest we should lose his feasts. 'lie
makes our teeth sentinels on our
tongues.' said I."
Mark Antony .Mltnlce.
At a performance of "Julius Caesar"
nt Hurst college. England, some time
ago. Mark Antony made a mistake
when the dead body of Caesar was
brought hi. He apostrophized the
fallen hero with impassioned eloquence,
and the audience felt acutely for the
poor citizens, who were all presumably
horror struck and overcome with grief,
when Antony gently but firmly grasp
ed, ps he thought, the face cloth and
slowly, very slowly, began to draw it
back. Just then an excited whlspei
came from the other end of the corpse.
"This end. you fool!" But Antony was
inexorably wrapped in grief. He per
severed and disclosed to the Intently
gazing audience Julius Caesar's boots
Been Uned In War.
There are at least two recorded In
stances in which bees have been used
as weapons of defense in war. When
the Homan general I.ucullus was war
ring against Mlthridates, he sent a
force against the city of Themlscyra.
As they besieged the walls the inhabit
ants threw down on them myriads of
swarms of bees. These at once began
an attack, which resulted in the rals
ing of the siege. These doughty little
insects were also once used with equal
success In England. Chester was be
sieged by the Danes and Norwegians,
but its Saxon defenders threw down on
them the beehives of the town, anil
the siege was soon raised.
ArceN of Illrdn.
Small singing birds live from eight to
eighteen years. Havens have lived for
almost a hundred years In captivity,
and parrots longer than that. Fowls
live ten to twenty years. The wild
goose lives upward of a hundred years,
and swans are said to have attained
the ago of 300. The long life of birds
has been interpreted as compensation
for the greut mortality of their young.
A healthy young man or young worn
nn w10 Can fm excuses for Ignoranc.
op fQnure in the twentieth centur
ould not attaIn to knowledge or sin
aBO unrior nnv plrcnmstnncefl. Succes J
FACTS IN FEW LINES
The area of Korea is 82,000 square
There are 249 women doctors in
London bridge is crossed every day
by 220,000 people.
Hussia has 30.000 miles of coast line,
half of It icebound.
Clockwork submarines are the favor
ite toys In Europe at present
Hussia is two and one-half times as
lirge as the United States and Alaska.
Education costs 105.000 nnd reli
gious sacrifices $180,000 a year in Ko
rea. Gold Is the great mineral wealth of
Korea, nearly $3,000,000 worth being
The United States has fifty-three
times as many miles of telegraph and
sends fifteen times as much mall as
In the wintry weather in Swedpn
and Norway trusses of straw and hay
are tied to the lamp posts for the bene
fit of the birds.
Port Arthur has but one docking
basin, and when the Japanese made
their famous attack It had not been
used or even cleaned out for years.
The production of copper ore anil
precipitate has greatly decreased In
England. Forty years ago It was 210.
000 tons. In 1902 It was only C.112
Coal has boon found In Siberia, so
that on part of the Transslberian rail
waynamely, between Irkutsk and
Chellabinsk the locomotives burn coal
Instead of wood.
The increased production of coal In
Great Britain last year led to the em
ployment of 17.275 more persons than
In 1902, the total number engaged In
1903 being S42.0GG and In 1902 S24.791.
Berlin has about a thousand tele
phone girls. They must be on enter
ing service over eighteen and under
thirty, healthy and well educated.
Their minimum salary is 55 cents a
day. the maximum $375 a year.
The Japanese women are as active
and strong as the men. An English
writer on phj-slcal culture suggests
that this may account for the Jap's
courage In war. After he has settled
his domestic problems with a wife as
muscular and agile 'as himself war has
no terrors for him.
Fourteen women weighing more than
300 pounds each responded to an ad
vertisement for the "fattest barrel
shaped woman in New York" to serve
as a model at the dressmakers con
vention. A girl from Staten Island
weighing 310 pounds was chosen, nnd
she was promptly molded into shape.
A man who lives on the little Island
of Trenton, off the Maine coast, bought
a fine collection of rare foxes last year
and started a fox farm. He trusted to
the sea to keep the animals on the Is
land, but during the winter It froze be
tween the island and the coast and the
They are discussing In England a
new sj'stem of road building which
would save a large percentage In the
cost of construction. Instead of the
present method of convex surfaces
with a gutter at each side it Is pro
posed to build concave roads with a
gutter in the middle.
A curious sight on the coast of Java
Is a long stretch of shore about twenty-nine
miles In length where the sand
Is filled with particles of magnetic
iron. In some places it Is said that the
surface sand contains SO per cent of
iron. It can be smelted, and a com
pany has been formed to exploit the
A new form of looping the loop is
promised the Parisians. A French en
gineer says he will make a motor car
run down a slope to a chasm In the
track, at the end of which It will mount
a springboard and turn a complete
somersault, coming down on the other
side of the chasm and on a continua
tion of the track.
Two prizes of $125 each have been
offered by an agricultural society in
Germany for a new pigment for tattoo
ing black eared pigs. The tattooing of
white eared pigs is well known and
successful, but a dark color is useless
for dark ears. An additional $25 Is
given for every year the tattoo lasts
bej'ond the first year.
Engineers are alarmed at the Inroads
that crawfish and muskrats are mak
ing In the levees along the Mississippi
river. The crawfish burrow into the
levees, nnd the muskrats follow to
a tch and eat them. Then the musk-
rats burrow right through the bank
and make so many holes of this kind
that in time of flood a break is likely
Judge Jacob Fawcett of the supreme
court of Nebraska Is a native of Mil
waukee. While living in that city lie
earned the blacksmith's trade and for
several years worked at the forge. Hav-
ug a taste for law, he devoted his
eisure time to Its study. lie removed
to Omaha and was admitted to the bar
and for fifteen years has been steadily
rising in the profession.
The transatlantic steamers are re
gaining the business they lost during
the period of depression In the nineties.
n 1S91 150.000 cabin passengers were
landed in New York. That was the
high record until last year, when the
cabin passengers numbered 101.43S. In
1S91 there were 445,000 steerage pas
sengers. Last year the liners carried
to New York in the steerage 043,353
Trofessor Karl Pearson, the English
anthropologist. Is trj'lng to relieve red
headed people from the stigma which
fie says has attached to them from the
remotest antiquity. To this end he Is
compiling a census asking schoolmas
ters, for Instance, for the records of
their redheaded pupils. lie believes
that Aristotle drew7 on his Imagination
when he wrote, "He that has red hair
Is proud, envious and deceitful."
Young Lawyer Well, the judge has
rendered a decision In our favor ltvthat
will case. Older Partner Never mind.
The other side will appeal, and we will
continue to get fees out of It Puck.
lot Hnnurry at the Moment.
"Did Alkali Ike make that tender
foot eat his words?'
"No. The tenderfoot turned out to
be one of those fellows who would
rather fight than eat" Chicago Jour-nal.