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busfneM rival. left ti«
to four Mi!l<Jr«ti Geoigw GuuM.
oldest, married an » tie.-» •!*<» turue-J
out to 1« i* splendid wife and mother,
and he has handled his property with
out dishonor and his home »» with
Helen Gould remains
single and is using her wealth in a
Minister Wu Ting Fang believes in way that makes it a bh-asing for every
nomen's suffrage But not In China. one. Howard Gould also married an
actress who was rapidly dissipating
Dreadnoughts at $10,000,000 a piece his fortune, and the domestic scandals
are almost too costly to expose to the of his home filled the columns of
perils of war scares.
newspapers not very long ago. The
two wives of George and Howard dem
A scientific authority says every onstrate that it ie not the profession
living creature is of some use. How but the woman who makes a home
about the cimex lectularius?
or wrecks it. Anna Gould has gotten
rid of more of the Gould millions on
The musician who has written an dissolute Fien< h noblemen of decadent
“Ode to Discord" is merely franker families. So honors are even in the
than some of his contemporaries.
Gould family, as to the benefits and
evils of Inherited wealth.
The "quiet” divorces ought to be
shows that it takes character to with
suppressed, even though it is a bless
stand the temptations of too much
ing not to have to hear about them.
money that has not been worked for,
and in too many cases character is
Even if communication with Mars
lacking The lack of it creates what
were established it would be 1 nipos-
is known as the "smart set” in New
Bible to negotiate a loan that way.
These yearly events in the house-
The spirit which makes a wedding
hold of King Alfonso cost his maj- an occasion for rude practical joking
esty heavily in the matter of cigars. and boisterous horse play has long
caused the judicious, even those who
How time flies! Only a few years are endowed with a sense of humor,
ago there was something in the pa to grieve. Why should a man and
pers alxjut James llazen Hyde every woman who have just taken upon
day in the week.
themselves a relationship, momentous
.in the eye of the law and sacred in
Doubtless one reason the Wright that of religion, be regarded as fit
boys have been able to accomplish so subjects for annoyance and persecu
much is that they do not do much talk tion at the hands of their friends and
ing for publication.
neighbors? And why. above all. should
it be thought funny to annoy and
One reason why there are so many
persecute them? Not infrequently
failures in the world is because there
serious injury has resulted front the
rough antics of the wedding clowns,
ouly at quitting time.
who are, of course, too ill-bred to con
sider anything so intangible as the
Life la losing all Its picturesque
qualities. No Texas bank robber has dignity and happiness of their unfor
worn chaps, spurs and a sombrero tunate victims. But cheering intelli
gence comes from Kansas. A chart
for many months now.
vari party in a town of that state re
France has decided td abolish lot cently dragged an unwilling bride and
terles. Is tile government more virtu- groom up and down the main street
ous or does it need the money which of the village in an open wagon. In-
it sadly sees flowing into other chan cldentally they ran over a boy and
broke his leg. Now the town must
pay the boy exemplary damages. The
Poor Mrs. Gould! Victims of mis- Kansas Supreme Court has decided
fortune who think $100 a day is a that the exuberant humorists who
large Income will be sure to weary pulled the wagon constituted a law
her with hard luck tales and applica less and violent mob, winch the police
officers of the town ought to have dis
tions for help.
persed. That the mob was "good-nat
A Harvard professor announces that ured” and "meant no harm” does not
flirting has a social utility. Really, render the town less liable for the
it's Just like a college professor to harm the mob actually did. So it
spoil our pleasures by discovering how seems that the law is able effectively
to encourage common sense and de
useful they are.
cency in this direction. If the prln
Why has it never occurred to the clples laid down by the Kansas court
paragraphers to remark that the de- become generally understood, there
posed Abdul Hamid must be an ex- will be less public toleration of this
cellent husbandman to keep all those particular sort of nonsense.
wives on a single farm.
WHERE TO BUILD
A chef is not an artist under our
immigration law. He may produce
works of art, but they can lie eaten as
well as admired. The danger is that
the chefs will begin to produce things
that can’t be eaten.
A traln on the Grand Trunk Tall
way in Canada a few days ago ran
into a swarm of files so thick that it
clogged the engine and the train
came to a dead stop. This probably
will hold you while waiting for the
sea serpent story now almost due.
If England could only apply that
130,000,000 which America is going
to enjoy from the corporation tax in
the building of additional Dread-
noughts it's a safe bet that there
would be the strongest possible aentl-
ment on the continent for lnterna-
There are some places where agita
tion for Increased woman's rights
Deems justified. A Ixtuislana judge
has Just decided that under the Code
Napoleon, the system of laws which
the state Inherited from France, a
married woman does not own even
her clothes. They belong absolutely
to her husband.
"He endeared himself to guardfans,
visitors, inmates and staff, and his
beautiful Christian demeanor, con
stant cheerfulnes and good temper
made him beloved by all.” is the epi
taph of the Huddersfield. England,
guardians upon a pauper who. after
spending twenty years In the parish
workhouse, recently died there at the
age of 94. "Even in a palace life may be
lived well.” says Matthew Arnold; but
most people find it quite as hard, if
not harder, to maintain a blameless
character in a workhouse.
It is, of course, easy enough for a
woman with ample means, who be
lieves that “It is bad form to wear a
gown twice tn one place,” who bows
to Dame Fashion's decree that she
enust change her costumes three times
a day and spend $40.000 a year on
her apparel. But the women who
make a lasting impress upon the world
—in the home, in the arts and in lit
erature- the women who give distinc
tion to "society" in the best sense of
that term, the women who have the
most elevating Influence -maintain
their sway and dress "properly" with
out spending a fortune every year on
Site« No Longer Advfwetl—
Gravel the Ideal Soil.
Strange as it may seem, after 2,000
years of talk and song about the ad
vantages of founding one’s house upon
a rock, one of the very things that
modern builders tell us to avoid in
selecting a site is a rock. That is
principally because of the great cost
of excavating a cellar in rocky soil.
Another objection to rocky soil is
that water will not soak through rock
and so runs down it. Some of this
water would be almost certain to leak
through the cellar walls, making the
cellar dam;), or it might undermine
Again, rock often contains springs.
If a spring were opened during blast
ing it would have to flow through the
cellar or be deflected—a costly opera
tion. A house built upon a rock also
vibrates during thunder storms.
day is perhaps more to be avoided
than rock. Clay collects water and
spreads under pressure. It expands
in wet or frosty weather and contracts
in summer. Frozen clay clings to
brick or stone and often causes dislo
cation of cellar walls and piers.
Also It is Impervious to water.
Thus an underground layer of clay
will prevent the proper drainage of
rain water and leave the soil foul and
sodden. Finally, It is extremely cost
ly to excavate. Undesirable for build
ing purposes also are made land, sand
and silt, Made land is not always sta
Gravel ls the Ideal solí for building
purposes, It is porous and drains per-
fectly. At the sanie time it Is snffl
clently stable to support foundations.
A gravelly elevation is the ideal build
Depressions or levels between rocks
are likely to retain water, even though
the depression is slight and the eleva
tions distant. The ground water thus
retained stands at a level. Small
gravelly elevations form islands, as it
were, in a subterranean lake, and
upon them houses may be built ' with
perfect safety. The cellar floor will
be above the ground water level and
no rain water will drain into the i cel-
Whnt Delayed Him.
"You're an hour late. What delayed
"Some unlucky cuss dropped a dol
lar In the gutter, and I was getting
"Why did that take you so long?"
”1 had to stick around till he went
away before I could get it."—Cleve
Inherited wealth may do good or
evil to those who Inherited it and to
all others. Russell Sage's millions In-
We confess that we like to see a
herlted by his widow are being used
coming to town with two mule
for l>enefleent purposes everywhere,
and It Is evidently the purpose of Mrs. colts following his team.
Page to disburse It all before her
Don't be surprised If you are turned
death and leave very little to be de- down while waiting for something te
Vlved by will. Jay Gould, his gf^at turn up.
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Opinions of Credi Papers on Im portant Subjects.
AMERICAN FIRE WASTE.
OME impressively unpleasant figures, bear
ing upon the enormous annual fire waste
in this country, are given in the report of
the National Board of Underwriters, re
cently made public. The ordinary fire
losses, apart from such exceptional and
largely non-preventable disasters as that
at San Francisco, are more than $200,000,000 a year.
In the first three months of 1909 they were $53,000,000
—an average of nearly three quarters of a million every
day. The aggregate loss tn five years is more than the
amount of the national debt.
American city fire departments are recognized as su
perior to those of European cities; and although in
this country a much larger proportion of the buildings
consists of Inflammable wooden structures than is the
case in Europe, that does not account for the fact that
our fire losses are from ten to thirty times greater than
those of Europfan countries.
The National Board of Underwriters declares that
the real cause is "carelessness and recklessness here.
as against the care, forethought and wise supervision
in Europe.” More disheartening still is the fact that
American fire less Is steadily increasing year by year.
It is annually nearly two and a half times as great as
in 1880, and the rate of increase is almost twice that
of the increase in population in the same period.
The widespread movement for the prevention of un
necessary waste in natural resources and in raw mate
rial is most commendable, but it is even more desirable
to check waste by fire. When buildings are burned
there is more lost than the actual money value of the
buildings themselves, for business is usually interrupt
ed and the communuities are deprived of taxable prop
erty. The problem of preventing this waste, since so
much of it is declared by experts to be preventable, is
one which may well engage the serious attention of the
American people.—Youth's Companion.
RECRUITS FOR THE MINISTRY.
OMPLAINT comes from various sources
that a steadily decreasing number of
young men are entering the ministry. The
theological seminaries show a dwindling
attendance, while the engineering colleges
are overflowing with eager students.
There are, doubtless, a number of causes
entering into the growing reluctance of young men to
devote themselves to the pulpit work of the churches.
One of them, we fancy, is the fact that the young
minister is about the hardest-working, poorest paid
citizen in the average small town. He is called to a
struggling church, and upon his young shoulders is
laid the impossible burden of making that church a
success and of living, meanwhile, on almost nothing
And yet the church members, individually, may be do
ing the best they can. The point is, that there are not
enough of them; or, rather, that their religious energies
are divided up among too many organizations. While
they are holding fast to comparatively unimportant dif
ferences of creed, and are clinging desperately to de-
nomlnationalism, the real work of the Master goes un
The average small town is supporting in hand-to-
mouth fashion half a dozen struggling churches, where
there ought to be but one or two. Pride of denomina
tion alone stands in the way of setting up in such a
town a single sacred shrine, where all may worship
together in peace and amity, where one shepherd may
be entrusted with ths guidance of the flock, where
personal differences of belief as to minor things may
give way to the general good. Consider what a strong
and useful place in the community the pastor of such
a church could take. Consider how, with a salary sure
to be paid and large enough to relieve him of financial
worryment, he could be one of the leaders in all good
The chasm of creed between some of the denomina
tlons is perhaps too wide to be bridged In this way.
But those of the Protestant churches known as evan
gellcal, are near enough together to make the plan
practicable as, Indeed, it has already been proved in
some communities. If the denominations want to re
cruit their ministries with young zeal and new blood,
they must do something of this sort. The world wide
success of the non-denomlnatlonal Christian Endeavor
movement shows that the time is ripe for it.—Minneap
MERCHANTS AND SOLDIERS.
IR EDWARD MOSS, on his way home to
England from the far East, repeats the
familiar statement that as business men
the Chinese are thoroughly trustworthy,
while the Japanese are so tricky that
dealings with them are unsatisfactory and
unprofitable. This comparison of the two
races has been made so often that it can be taken
as having at least a foundation in fact, and yet, of the
two, the Japanese are undoubtedly the nearer to our
sympathies and comprehension, the readier to accept
what is called civilization, and the likelier both to teach
and to Imitate the occidental world.
The apparent lack by the Japanese of commercial
honesty has been well explained by the circumstance
that until recently their trading class was a low and
despised one, while the flg'ntjng man was highly hon
ored and naturally developed the virtues that are as
much the effect as the cause of general respect. In
China the conditions were reversed, the merchant being
there the noble and the soldier the pariah. Soon the
Chinese soldier will learn that It is shameful to run
away from the enemy, and the Japanese merchant that
it does not pay to break contracts.—New York Times.
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
YOUNG Dartmouth graduate not long
ago murdered a college girl because she
would not marry him. Why then, should
the murderer of the Sigel girl by an Ori
ental, whose passion for her had been
aroused through an intimate association
unwisely permitted by the girl’s mother
for religious reasons, be regarded as exceptionally ab-
i ormal ’ The case does not prove that the Oriental la
per se more dangerous than the Caucasian; It simply
shows that he is subject to the same passions and
furle; as the white man.
In France, or Germany, there could be no Sigel case,
for the simple reason that only in America would a
wife and daughter successfully defy the more worldly
husband's aud father’s well-known wishes concerning
the daughter’s friendships among young men. To this
extent the New York tragedy ts perhaps peculiarly
American, as the Berlin commentators avow, and there
is good reason for the social shock which the affair
out the use of Iron or steel. Her beams
IRCNLESS SHIP BUILT TO
SURVEY THE WORLD. and planks are held together with
Destined for a fifteen-year cruise to
all accessible parts of the world, the
non magnetic yacht, Carnegie, recently
launched in Brooklyn, N. Y., is expect
ed to become a prominent figure in the
maritime hall of fame.
Built for use In a magnetic survey
of the earth, the Carnegie is expected
to encounter experiences such as no
other vessel has been through. She
will wrestle. probably, with ice packs
I n the Arctic, and may meet terrific
yphoons off the Asiatic coast. Her
crew may shorten sail before the
storm king of Cape Horn and whistle
for breezes in the sultry Sargasso sea.
Even In her construction, the yacht
differs from other vessels. No steel
of iron has entered Into her construc
tion, except about 600 pounds neces-
sa ry for certain parts of her machln-
•ry. She will be nearer nil wood than
than any other modern craft afloat.
It Is hoped that the voyage of the
Carnegie will bring not only fame to
herself, but lasting benefit to all the
great multitude who go down to the
sea In ships. The scientists to sail
In her l ope to discover, among other
things, the location and characteristics
of the North magnetic pole.
The Carnegie institution of Wash
ington. which built the vessel about
five years ago. undertook to make a
series of systematic surveys. There
I a depart nent of re-
sAin-h In terrestrial nng ietlsm, which
was placed In charge of Dr. L. A.
Bauer, who was formetly In charge of
the magnetic survey of the United
States tinder the coast and geodetic
survey. Since then valuable work has
been done in the Pacific Ocean, the
yacht Galilee making three voyages
aggregating 60,(100 niutl al miles
I: i- he hi - ■ oi t e ■■ -collar char
ac'er of the v ot k for which she ts in-
*• . .
v<. ■ e! w as built with-
the exception of thin cast-iron linings
in the engine cylinders and the steel
cams necessary for operating the
valves, magnetic materials were ex
While sails are to be relied upon
mainly, auxiliary power is necessary
for maneuvering in harbors or for use
in calms at sea. For this power It
was decided that steam would not do.
because the boilers and engines would
be highly magnetic. It would not be
practicable to use gasoline dr oil, be
cause of the danger of carrying such
large quantities as would be needed
in exploring faraway waters. The dif
ficulty was solved by Installing a spe
cially constructed marine gas pro
ducer. using coal, in connection with
a bronze internal combustion engine.
The Carnegie Institution is not con
fining Its magnetic survey work to the
seas. It has had several land expedi
tions at work two In Africa, one in
Asia Minor and Persia and one in
China. It has also worked over part
of South America. Central America
British America and Greenland.
wooden treenails, and spikes and bolts
of copper and bronze, Her engine and
other machinery are of brass and
bronze, and even the propeller Is of
Those of us who recall our early
history lessons remember, probably,
the statement that at one time on the
great voyage of Columbus his sailors
mutinied because the compass needle
I failed to point to the North star. Such
j eccentricities of the compass have
bothered mariners ever since. Perhaps
they did before.
It is a well-known fact that the
compass in certain parts of the earth
does not remain true to due north.
On some localities the variation may
be several degrees. Off the coast of
Oregon and Washington the variation
is as much as twenty to twenty-five
degrees. This variation is found on
land as well as on the ocean.
There are a number of lines along
which the comiwss needle always
points due north. One of these lines
of “no variation" begins In the east
Sprinkled Hep C om I If- Hat.
ern part of Lake Superior, runs
Miss Victoria Harrell, one of the
through Ohio, about midway between
Cincinnati and Columbus, through most prominent society girls in this
eastern Tennessee, cuts through South city, and who Is well known in mu
Carolina and strikes out into the At slcal circles In this city. Little Rock
and Memphis, recently sustained the
lantic near Beaufort.
On the east side of this line the loss of a $60 basket hat because the
compass needle is drawn by some piece of headgear so much resembled
a pot of flowers. Miss Harrell sang
mysterious force to the westward;
at a fashionable wedding in this city
west of the line It is drawn to the
several nights ago and hurriedly re
east. On the upper coast of Maine
turned home to enjoy an auto ride
the needle gets as much as twenty-one
with friends. When she reached her
degrees west of "true.”
residence on W. 6th avenue, the party
The geographic north pole is not the
war In waiting and Miss Harrell
magnetic pole; just where the latter is
her hat over a Jardiniere in
remains as much of a mystery as the
which were Borne small ferns and
pole Peary is seeking. And another
which was hidden from view in a cor
strange thing about ft. the magnetic
ner of the front porch. After Miss
pole Is not stationary; It is continu
Harrel rode away with her friends
ally moving, although very slowly. It
her mother, Mrs. C. F. Coe, came out
has not been discovered in what direc
of the house and proceeded to sprinkle
tion the magnetic pole is moving.
the flowers Of course the covered
When the magnetic pole shall have jardiniere came In for a share of the
been located and its various phenom "wetness," and when Miss Harrel re
ena ascertained, many of the existing turned she found the hat and its cost
problems of navigation will disappear. ly trimmings wilted and ruined.—Pine
To solve these riddles will be one of Bluff Cor Arkansas Gazette.
the tasks of the scientists aboard the
When a man who boards Is Inviten i
In building the ship some puzzling out to a great many meals, does it
questions had to be solved. The boat 1 mean that he is popular or a good
had to be virtually non magnetic. For manager?
that reason iron and steel could not 1
A firecracker after the Fourth
enter into its construction. It was to '
be the first vessel In which such ma sounds as lonesome as the losing poli
terials «trs not to b« found. With tician after election.
Ham’« Hnrn ««»undo
to the 1
lu the meadow
where the artUt
catches a glimpse
farmer sees noth
ing but hay.
The I.ord has
never been able to
do very much for
the man whose re
ligion is all iu his
One of the things the Bible always
puts in italics is backbone.
There is no surer way of wasting
time than by hair splitting about any
Don't loan your money to the man
who treats hi» dug better than he does
Some of the biggest tilings upon
which angels look are never mention
ed in tlie newspapers.
The devil must feel very much at
home when he finds himself In the
co m pa ny of eome men.
The only reason why we don't see
the face of truth everywhere is be-
cause we live too !low down.
The preacher wl o never helps a
salut or makes a sinner mad, has
probably mlsumlctstood the Lord.
The man who crawls under the bed
when it thunders and stays there un
til the sun comes out again, is not
likely to have a very big niche in
any hall of fame.
One reason why it takes the mil
lennium so long to come is that so
many of us are more concerned about
the mote in our brother's eyee than
we aro about the beam in our own.
DON'T NEED TO DROWN.
If liuther« lit Trouble I we Coitiinou
Smaie There I m Little Danger.
Ninety-nine times in 100 drowning
is the result of fright and frenzy, Bays
a writer in the New York Press. There
is a public horror of cramps. Not one
ease of cramps in 1,000 is dangerous
if the victim knows what to do and
does it. Every long distance swimmer
entering a race expects to ge» cramps,
yet he doesn't drown and he doesn’t
stop swimming, either. He keeps go
ing until his legs are in knots; still,
he doesn't sink. He plugs along until
there isn't another kick in hl.m, and
even now he doesn't go down. Instead
of that he rolls over on his back and
waits for the boat to pick him up. It
may be a minute or it may be an hour,
but until the boat comes the expert
will be floating around like a ship.
When you catch a cramp In your
arms or legs don't get excited. You
may yell, but keep yourself under con
trol. Don't exert yourself, for it takes
little or no effort to keep afloat.
Stretch out your arm or leg, as the
case may be, until you are straining
to the utmost. Then strain a bit. hard
er and watch the lumped muscle go
The dangerous cramp Is In the
stomach. When that takes you your
breath goes, and you’re not able to
shout for help or even to articulate a
sound. I have known of Just two
cases a.mong hundreds of thousands of
swimmers. When you get that kind of
cramp you may as well say your pray
ers, but you won't get it if you don't
eat for two hours before going Into
the water. Professional swimmers go
hungry half a day before entering a
race, and they never know of such a
thing as stomach cramp.
If a bather in trouble would use
common sense he never would drown.
The belief Is general that three times
under water for the drowning person
means crape and flowers, it’s true, If
you make the mistake of taking water
for air. Hold your mouth shut when
you are under water and you’ll keep
going down and coming up all day.
Don't exhaust yourself struggling. Re
lax every muscle and don't move a
hand. You'll find that you'll never
sink lower than your ears, and that
in a few seconds you'll rise up until
your shoulders are dry. You can keep
on doing this indefinitely, but, of
course, if you drink water you'll be
weighted and down you'll go.
Made it Difference to Him.
A well-known scientist was lecturing
on the sun's heat, and in the course
of his remarks said; "It is an estab
lished fact that the sun is gradually
but surely losing its heat and in the
course of years it will be exhausted;
consequently this world of ours will
be dead and like the moon, unable to
support any form of life.”
At this Juncture a member of hit
audience rose, in an excited manner,
"Pardon me, professor, but how
many yearB did you say it would be
before this calamity overtakes us?”
The Professor—Seventy millions, sir.
"Thank God,” was the reply. "I
thought you said seven millions."—«
The < rating for tugar.
But there Is this fundamental dif
ference between the craving for sugar
and that for "sours," acids, vinegar,
pickles, etc., alcohol, and for other
keen flavors and highly attractive lux
uries, that ft is a real food of very
high food-value and very promptly and
readily absorbable, which none of the
others are. except In small degree. Aa
we have seen, this violent craving for
sugar, leading to excess, largely dis
appears in children when their healthy
demand for it is supplied by a proper
mixture with their foods; while no
child yet has ever inherited or been
born with a taste for alcohol. pickles,
tea, coffee or tobacco.—Success Mag-