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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1907)
Yea. ttu-re was a Hague conference
In the year limi.
WI h 'H high Onanclerv fall out the
(wuple may not |Pt their due«, but they
learu a lot from both aide*.
The price of nearly all hoiiarhold
nw-emltle«. with I lie exception of leddy
bears, |g alili going steadily up.
If tbe old guani In finance should
retire John |>. Jr. would Invite confi
deme He la a prudent young man.
Mme M c II hi says Americana "ar*
really a musical people." Mme Melba
to evIdeally going to make some more
tours through Ulto country.
President Huossvelt'a I .tea a about
women are mH all of the gusti old fash
tonsd variety, like anti race suicide. He
spprwMi of women riding astride.
King t'hulalongkorn'a eubjeefe will
have Io do i-onalderable n-onoinlsllig Io
pay hla mnjesty'a fall! for glvlng II»
entlre clty of Homburg that eii*nalve
Knowledge la a great thing, tart It
doesn't aild anything Io Ilia ha ppi news
of mankind lo know, for Instance, that
tlM-re are 125 different ktuda of ne»
The King of Npaln. It la said, has
been cured of snoring, but the men
who lavuplea the berth Just across the
aisle from you In a sleeping car la a
A contemplative man has found a
really formidable reawm for opposition
th Seem fares. Ills experience Is that
tlie new rate lias made It easier for hla
wife's relatives to go a visiting
Tbat woman who has declared that
‘a wife should always get half her
husliand'a ■alary” la tatuili! tn b« re
gardvd as ft piker by the women who
have been getting three fourth«
Ritira It has Irtvii found that Ha miet
really lived, tbe average playgoer will
feel a dee|M-r thrill of sympathy for
the unfortunate prince. He has been
foully murdered thousands of times
Mr lt<»-kefellrr'» Incoine froin HI and
ani oli la Alt» a minute III- la rbe one
man In tbe country wtx» cau afferri to
eat portertaiuae eteak et thè prcaent
prlcee. Ilut tlien It decani Bgrre wlth
bini, and ao he Jolua ua In tbe sanie old
One of the Han Franclera iM>w«|Mpers
offered a |>rlxr for the tawt answer to
the question: "When la a man Intoxi
cated 7" The money was awarded to a
subw-riber alai wrote: "When lie kisses
the bartender good night.” Only IIliras-
sonable pc-pie will Is- likely to aivuae
tlie Judge« of unfairness In making
It has been dla-overvd that the mod
ern tourist la not the only l-enem who
baa e-TlbblevI Ills unme on 11 m - walla of
pillili- Iiull.lings. Mr II II Hall, an
English Egyptologist, said. In a remit
lwture ou tlie excavations nt Tliebes,
that I m * had noticed on the tomb of
Itameses IV. a remark written by an
ancient Greek tourist.
Not to I m * outdone by the submarine
exploit of the President of tbe I lilted
French premier, made an swv-nt In
Purls the other day In a steerable war
balloon. During the trip a |il|»* burst,
and the premier was splnslied with hot
water. It took twenty minutes to make
tlie necilisl repairs, and during this
time tlie balloon remained stationary
'Jsive the city.
In the Interests of a false economy
a teleptoine manager line ordered hto
«■Iterators to atop saying "please," and
req uè» tisi sulss-rltier« to abstain from
the same useless alni wasteful word. He
has computed that the use of “pleas«*"
coots the ronqmny n liundre«l ami twen
ty-five tomra a day. In the presente
of this dlsi-ourtrous thrift one remem
bers with pleasure the extravagant
Governor of an eastern State who lle
gan hl« official telegram« "Dear sir,"
an<t ended them. "Yours truly." The
«vmimonwealth paid for the extra
wonl« but no wat«*h<log of the treasury
eon Id have barktal at tin* additional ex-
A few days ago officials of the New
York |»illiv department, acting under
Commissioner Bingham's orders, t«sik
Ti.iaai revolvers out to sea beyond Sandy
H<sik ami threw them overboard. The
literary secretary of the rommlsaloner
aald It reminded him of the Doges who
used to wed the sen with rings. If tlie
New York ceremony was not so richly
sytnhollral ft certainly was vastly more
sensible. These revolvers were the re-
eiilta of eighteen months of poll<*e sels-
uree. Sxane of tlieni were automatic
wea|«ins In the »28 class, amt others
were of the common vnrlety used by
•mall boy Initiates In crime. Together
they were worth nt least »Ifi.tBIO. Not
no very long ago New York City held an
auction sale every year Just before the
Fourth of July, at which all confiscated
wea|wina were sold. Thereby Fourth of
July killings were made easy and
«•heap, and crime at all other times of
the y««r was encouraged, for most of
dm weapons went to pawnbrokers and
•econd hand dealer« who put them back
,|n the ba tula that would use them
worst The police have one Instance of
■ revolver that to tbelr knowledge came
back Into tbelr poaaeaalon four tlmea In
this way. It to wise to destroy thooe
■weapon« but consider bow little good
s. ansmpllshed compared with what
snlffbt bo accomplished by original con
trol of tbe Milo of weapons Tbe city
T-—the »15.000 or something leas
»wfckffi It might have got for three woap-
• om , bat If It vrould take ,15.000 and
«pend It rigorously In regulating tbe
A VI MA LI FELL THOM OBACE.
lir|M heavily taxing all denier« In re
quiring the keeping of ivimplete remuda
of sales and III proaerailug all p»rs>ni I’kaSffH Their Habits an» Bee«
Kasmles of Memaa Hara.
carrying rom-valed weapon« It would
TI m < notoriety gained some years
iim-ompllsli very much more to the sama
back by the New Zealand “k<«l." which
from IM-Ing a farinera' friend, devel
llwv-iHly It was decidali that the oped Into one of hto moat dreadwl oim »-
inialus rivendi tempurarlly governing m les tbrough the acquired taste of the
tini rlglils and prlvlleges of American huge .vs-kstoo for the kidney fst of the
lislM-rmen Iti New fiiundlalid water* to to living sheep. Is |>srslleled In uisny oth
l»e inlitliiued UHI II lite w Itole quest Ino er InatamvH In tbe Germsn colonies,
to MUtlnl by arbitratimi. 'Dito questlon says the Philadelphia Record. A Ger
ls Interesllng, noi only tsi-ause li af- man soologtot relates how the cbanna
feiHs New England fisltermen, bui be- baboon baa now bewni a regular
eaiuM- of Ita <leep hlstorleal and politicai srourge In aonMi parts of southwestern
complexltles ‘llie nati of lite mattar Africa, for su unexpected reemn. It Is
Ile» lu thè ineanlng of "free ttoliertoe" perfectly notorious thst It baa largely
<-on<«dnd Ut thè American colonie« by taken to killing lambs for the purpose
Gr<<at llrltaln together wlth tbelr Inde- rillefly of sucking the milk with which
pendemv. The War of 1H12 ronfuaed tbe lambs have filled their stomach«
thè qu««tlon, and made nn-esoary a new
Tbe reason that this animal has. If
treaty. that of IKIM, whleh to. wlth • nylhlng, Increased In tbe colony dur
minor modin<-atloiia. stili In force liut ing recent years la twofold. First, the
New fini mila mi to a aelf governlng col- alarming spread of tbe prickly tree In
ony. To protect Its fieheri«« and fislv tome districts baa provided It with
ermen II enaiSad a|i*-tol law« au<-h M almost Impenetrable shelter and abun
that agalnat thè use of purae selnes ami dant food, as It to fond of the fruit,
that forblddlng Newfouinltondera to and also eats tbs leaves. Hecondly, It
serve <m Amerleen veaaela. Tlie contea- has become ao running that only by
flou t>*-ome« trlatignilar. Newfoundland means of srtful maneuvers can one get
aays Ila lawa must Ite obeyed
Tbe t allot at It. A friend of tbe soologtot.
l'ulted Htatea <x Hit ernia that thuae lawe whose wife could a|>proacb a troop of
are rontrary lo a iwutury of righi« uot baboons without disturbing them, bor
privilegi*«, establlaliad by thè tarma of rowed one day her cloak and hat end
A inerba n Imlefisndeuiw, and later by then went out. Tlwy let him approach
treaty. tàreat llrltaln, soverelgu over to very close quarters and two of them
Newfoundland In International metter« were shot before the remainder got
lisa tbe delicato problem of gettlng tbe Into shelter.
la*«t ivmdltlona for Ita Newfoundland
Hornet I mea tbe fanners of a dlstrirt
BUbjarta ami deU-rtnlnlng Just wixat le combine and during tbe ulgbt surround
owlng to America, li to ha ni to fit prew- tbelr sleeping place. As soon aa tbe
rnt «xMidltlon» to tbe termo of old day breaks and tbe baboons try to es
freatico. Whea tbe modus rivendi wae cape they are shot down In large num
eetabllalied laat year, some Hrltlah po bers. but this method of reducing tbelr
llerà tbougbt thè gwertnnent had sur- ranks to not always practicable.
rendermi ch«aply,to America Now ths
Tbe baboon Is not tbe only Routh
aauM papera tak« tbe asme al ti ludo. African animal which bae during re
Th« cblef modlficatlon of thè preaent cent times changed Its habits. Thus,
agreement la a com'eoalon on each aids tbe so-called "wet gat apreouw" was
Americano are Dot to ua» purae orina« formerly never known to touch fruit,
uor tu Bah on Hunday«; Newfoundtoud- Ito food consisting chiefly of Insects,
era may serve on American veaaeto. The but during recent years It has. st all
• eoe wlll rame tiefore The II agile court events on some farms with which the
for arbitrano« and thè maln quest hai above soologtot to acquainted, become
wlll be wtiat tbe treaty of 1M1H lnsured very destructive to fruit.
lo America, ami mH what at preaent ls
Another case which poeslbly comes
advantagwiua io Newfoundland or to under tbe same category to that of the
Maanhaar Jackal. Many districts In
Houth Africa are paying a high reward
for thia animal because It to detract
ive to small stock. This, however, to
A MYSTERIOUS ESCAPE
only In certain districts.
the animal baa not changed hto habits.
This may be due to the fact that, with
lllatory contains many an Interroga tbe advance of civilisation, Ito natural
tion point which has never received a food I* falling.
Who was Kaspar
Hauser? An<1 tbe Man with the Iron
Mask? What became of the Iiauphln?
Tlirae are questions aaknl over and
over, ami answered In ninny way« Not
tbe least puzzling of such mysteries to
that connected with the hairdresser of
Marie Antoinette, an important person
The acquisition of tbe life estate by
In bto way. and one who managed to
the reversion to held, in McCreary v«
leave it ivtiundrum behind him for all
('«iggrahall (8. C.), 7 L. B. A. (N. 8.),
the world to gueaa.
433, to merge the fee In him, and to
It to uot a i-ouimon occurrence—that
rat out an Intermediate contingent re
of twice dying, say» Monsieur I-enotre.
mainder. unlisia an Intention tbat It
In hto "Flight of Marie Antoinette.' Il
•ball uot do so sppeeni.
to rarely a man's name ap|a*ars twice
Tbat there to uo Implied exemption
In (be same death register unless them
to a substitution or a ■Utss-quellt revit at State bonda from taxation to declar
Nevertheless. Jean Anile alise ed In State Nat. Bank v« Memphis
I .conn rd. a Gawon. tmni In 1758. has (Tenn.), 7 U II. A. (N. 8.). «13, and
the honor of being so distinguished, sn attempted exemption of such bonda
lu-onard was a hairdresser who ac to held to violate a institutional pro
quired n huge reputation In Paris for vision that all proiierty shall be taxed.
Personal property of a non-resident,
hla Ingenuity In executing the elabo
rate and ridiculous coiffures of tbs wblch. for tbe |>erf<irmanoe of a rall
time of Ixmto XVI. In 17l»l he wna road construct Ion rolltract. ia In the
living at the Tuileries as valet da State on the day taxes are to be as-
chambre of the queen.
■eaaeii, ia held. In Eoff v« Kcnnefick
When Marie Antoinette and the roy (Ark ). 7 L. K. A. (N. 8.). "04, to be
al family made their fateful attempt to •ubject to aaaemment, under a statute
ewape from France, I.eonard wna arut making taxable all real and |s*raoQal
on ahead as a sort of scout. He was pro|ierty In the State.
arrested, brought back to Paris, and
Failure to obtain tbe father's consent
condemned to lie executed.
before administering an amvsthetlc to
Ho far as any one then knew, he »rat a youth 17 years old, who. In ronipany
guillotined with every formality, and with adult relative« has applied to a
lilr- death pnqierly recorded. It fess ■urgeon to lie relieved from a small tu
lieeti proved for a fact, however, that mor, to held, tn Bakker v« Welsh
tlila former halr-dreaaer wan alive in (Mich.), 7 I* R. A. (N. 8.). 6t2. not to
Ituanla In 1HI4, and tbe Paris register render the surgeon liable to tbe father
■hows hla aei-ond death certificate In for tlie death of tbe boy under Its Influ
1831). Just how he managed to evade ence.
the penalty which the officials evident
The removal of a suit from a State
ly hnil no doubt lie suffered baa never
to a federal court to held. In Young v«
Is-eii definitely proved. One explana
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
tion offered by puzzled historians neenia
Comivany (8. C ). 7 U R. A. (N. 8 ).
reasonable, and to lamalldy a tree one.
501, not to confer uixin the totter such
One day, when a group of prisoners
exclusive JurlsilltHlon that. U|s»n Its en
were awaiting their turns to be guiUn
tering an order of discontinuance,
fined, the machine broke down, and
plaintiff cannot Institute a new action
had to tie repaired, A numlier of vlc-
upon the same cause In the State court,
lima had been executed; ten or a dozen
laying the damages ao low as to pre
were forced to stand and wait until
vent n second removal.
the mending was done.
The defective condition of tbe track
One man, the twentieth on the list,
hla hands hound tiehind him. growing upon which earn are run In a mine, by
faint at the delay, leaned agatnat the reason of which a car. loaded by a
barrier of officers which separated tlie miner who Is paid by the amount deliv
prisoners from the crowd of apecta- ered at tbe pit mouth, gvta off the
track, la held. In Cavanaugh v« Center
Huddenly a gap opened l>ehlnd the ville Block Cxval Company (Iowa). 7 L.
man, almost unconsciously he allpped R. A. (N. 8.). 007, not to be tbe proxi
through, and the line closed once more. mate cause of an Injury due to bto
A bystander re.icheil over and placed pinching hto fingers between the car
a hat on the man's bare head, and the snd sn Implement which has lieen sm
people crowded alsmt him as If to blda ployed In attempting to get the ear
back on the car track, where he was
A little later a man. hl« hands be at liberty to ault hto own convenience
him! llini. was seen In the Chntnps Ely- and employ hto own methods In replac
ws-a. walking with the air of taking a ing the car.
quiet stroll. This man was said to
Frtek'a ante« Iw Million Makin«.
have a|ient the next night In a ditch,
One day the Mellon Bank In Pitts
and to have afterward made hla way
burg was amaxetl to rei-elve from an
to Itusala. If thia person, saved by a
fortunate accident or by collusion, was unknown ninn signing himself "H. V.
I<eonard, the atory explains the mys Frick,” a letter requesting the loan of
»20.000. He had very little to offer In
tery of the two death certificate«
the way of security, the writer said,
hut lie pledged his word that If the
Narslnw tier Wrath.
loan was made It should be returned
Billy ran from the head of the atalra, with Intereat.
where he had*taken In the glat of the
The audacity of the reqiu-st Inter-
talk at the dining table below. In the rated the bank's head, and he aeut a
nursery he found hto younger brother. trusted agent to find out about tbe
“Gee, Jimmy.” he cried, "mother's man Frick. When the agent made hla
going to give It to daddy after tbs com report tbe bank decided to make the
pany's gone I”
“How do you know?*' demanded Jim
That »20,000 was the foundation of
the colossal fortune of Henry Clay
"Why,” anawered Billy, ".he's told Frick. Not only did he return the
her three times hand runnln' abs was principal with Interest, but the busi
mistaken about aomethln', and ah« only ness which he subsequently gave the
said. 'Why. darlln’ I"—Cleveland Load- Mellon Bank was worth a hundred
times tbe amount of the original loan.
Varlffitlvffi of ftmat.
Halt or kerosene, applied after tbs
rlump of thistles to rat down, will de
stroy them, but such method to slow
and costly where tbe field to In posses
sloe of tbe ¡test. Many other methods
have been suggested for tbelr appli
cation. A piece of root stock an Inch
long If left In the soil will make a
foundation for a new crop. A piece
2 liK-bea long will gr»w 8 to 10 feet
In elx months, and weigh 3 or 4 pounds,
sod from each «nail piece from forty
to fifty beads will grow. An old rule
is to “plow tbe lend In June, dreg
twice la July, plow 2 or 3 Inches deep
two or tbree times In August and bar
row each time.” Any tool tbat will
cut off tbe tot»» In August or early tn
September will destroy them, as they
cannot live If Uie tops are rat down.
Experiments made at the Illinois sta
tion aucreeiled In completely extermi
nating them by observing tbe follow
ing rules: (1) Cut tbe thistles wben
in full bloom, as close to tbe ground
aa possible, and then plow 3 Inches
deep, sowing mllltd or Hungarian grass,
aesdlng heavily, and then barrow. (2)
la September plow tbs millet under
and then seed heavily with rye. Plow
the rye under In May and again seed
ts millet or Hungarian grass lor plant
a hoe crop, such as cabbages or pots
(3) Continue tbe cloee culti
vation, being careful to keep the weeds
cut down from July until froet.
frost to not here too sooo the con
slant cutting down of tbe thistles as
fast as they appear will greatly re
duce tbelr number or extermlne them.
There are «ever«I varlatles of smut
that are known as lb« "stinking" smut,
or buut, attinklng
wheat, wblls tbe variety known ns
Tanas” smut atta-sa tbe whole bead.
converting It Into a mass of loose.
dusty spore« Tbe loose smut of oats
to also another variety, and to very
similar to that of wheat Barley is
alta<*ked hy two smuts and rye by ooe.
Corn smut does not do as much dam
age as tbe other kinds, but Is more wide
There to no known retneqy
for corn euiut Experiments made la
treating tbe seeds of wheat, oato, bar
ley. etc., stsrw that by preventing smut
tbe yield of crops Is greater, even wben
the disease Is light, thus demoostrst-
Ing that there Is an effect exerted on
the prodix-lng capacity of tbe plante
wben smut to not apparently present
sufficiently to do some damage.
tbe smuts except that srhlcb attack
corn can be prevented by tbe farmer
If be will carefully treat bto seed tn
aome manner ao as to destroy the
a(M>r«« hut, unfortunately, tbe majority
of farmers do not u«e prwautlonary
measures, and thus the negllgenre of
only one or two persona In a commun
ity may neutralize tbe efforts of many.
It should be tbe alm of every farmer
to do his part In tbe matter of rid
ding tbe community of peat«
Hew te Trae Ftaeews.
Boys sometimes havs a hard timo
cati-hlng their pigeons.
shows bow a trap «-an easily be made
■eat toe lbs Farm.
Tbe plank boat Illustrated herewith
to made for genera! farm work and to
used In winter to draw manure from
the yard and stable to tbe field. It Is
constructed of four ten-Inch, crooked
maple planks, two and one-half Inches
thick, with an 8x2H-lncb frame pinned
and bolted on for sides.
It has an
Iron clasp made of old wagon tire, bent
and bolted or clinched, nailed across
tbe top of tbe beck end and top of the
sides, as Indicated, to bold them firmly
In place Tbe front end has a 2x8-lnch
piece bolted on top.
Ito greatest utility Iles In tbe blaged
or swiveled tongue, made with two
clasps or clevises to bold It to the boat.
On each side to a chain brace made of
four long link« attached to tbe tongue
with bolt ssrivel« Tbe ends of each
chain braes are dropped onto the bent
up end of a five-eigbtbe-lnch bolt. ten
lui-hee long before bent up. with tbe
square bead left on, which
through a bole of tbe 2x8-lncb nose
piece at each end. They are booked
up for a stiff tongue and unbooked
wben desiring to make a abort turn,
Being links, they will not beud or
break when turning; therefore, are al
lowed to drag until wanted up again.
With this attachment, one can go down
bill without bumping tbe team's heels;
and the boat can be turned or backed
up to a desired place better tban a
In the majority of cases It pays to
stack grain In the corn belt or In sec
tions where diversified farming, in dis
tinction from all small grain or one-
crop farming. Is conducted. The differ
ence In the cost of shock-thrashing and
stacking and stack-thrashing. Is com
paratively small, smaller than tbe aver
age farmer realises. We bare a few
figures on the subject from the Min
nesota Experiment Station which will
be of special Interest In this connec
tion. The cost per bushel of shock
thrashing wheat was 7.4 cents, whf'e
tbe cost of stacking and stack-thrash
ing was 10.1 cents |ier bushel, a dlf
ference of 2.7 cents per bushel.
the per bushel cost mentioned all labor,
machine cost. etc.. Is taken Into con
sideration. I-et ua see what this means;
Under ordinary conditions stacked
grain will grade at least one grade
above grain that Is thrashed front the
shock, and In a wet season the differ
ence may be a great deal more than
that If you watch the markets you
will find there Is usually a difference
of 2 cents In the price of No. 1 North
ern and No. 2 Northern wheat. This
means that the gain of one grade tn
wheat nearly pays the extra cost in
cldent to stacking and stack thrashing
as compared with shock thrashing.
The Farm leekoase.
An Icehouse should be so constructed
as to have a double wall (or air space)
surrounding that portion above ground,
and tbe cost of such Is but little com
pared with the protection afforded
There should also I* double door« It
to not difficult to keep Ice In a building
above ground If the iloublc walls are
used and the Ice securely packed.
Ts Make l.ean Pork.
There are countries which grow
pigs without corn, and feed the wastes
of the dairy, with barley, oat« peaa or
root« and make lean haius and bacon,
which are most choke. This accounts
for th« great favor with which tbe En
glish bold Danish pork.
Generally speaking, farmers sow oats
for the purpose of changing or rest
ing the ground and expect little or
nothing in return, viewed from a finan
cial standpoint. This year they were
all agreeably surprised. Oats have been
yielding from forty to sixty bushels per
sore, and are selling readily at 40
There never wan an ugly man who cants psr bushel. Tbe straw to worth
did not excuse his looks by thinking from *S to *d psr ton, which, all told,
he was smart
makaa the oat crop of 1807 a source
ef considerable revenue.—King City
It Is slwsys a temptation to
anyoos you dlallka.
that will do the business Attach the
string Io the edge of the door »nd ran
It through an eyelet at the top of the
door frame and then to some place be
hind the barn or a tree out of alght
When the pigeon enters, pull up the
door and there he la
Hog, ter Slsssblevisw.
Hogs to be slaughtered should not
be fed twenty-four hours before slaugh
They will not bleed freely.
Nor should they become heated
chasing, or any other cause. It like
wise baa a tendency to check tbe flow
of blood. Nor should a hog be scald
ed until fully expired. After tbe bog
to hung up and tbe Intestine« lung«
heart and all are removed and washed
out. split the bog right through tbe
center, leaving a small
near tbe tall and at the end of the
snout, so as not to overbalance it;
and as soon as tbe leaf lard to cold
enough to be prlncl|*fly removed, take
It out. This will Insure the perfect
cooling of the meat This last precau
tion we learned from large lumbering
concerns and packers In tbe early day«
wben selling dreeeeii bog« We bare
found It a safe practice. The heavier
tbe bog tbe more eosentlal Ito quick
and perfect cooling. Never allow meat
to freeze eolld. or pack It In a frozen
condition, for It to sure to spoil.—
G i ese Keen Yese Mre es It.
Mre. Mlchaol Davttt to collecting tbo
documents left by b«r tots husband
with a view to having an authentic Ufa
prepared. 8ba solicits tbs loss of any
letters or papers received from him by
bls friend« sod UDdertakse tbelr
“Smokeleas 81 a" was ths tttls first
••toe-tad by Prof. E. A. Ross for bis
volume of assays oa certain well-eoa-
reatod politic evil« But at Prmldent
Howevelt'a suggestion, tbe book to to bs
relied "Sin and Society.” Mr. Roos*
relt indorsee It and to godfather, to tbe
•xtent of an Introduction, aa well as
H. Fielding Hall, author of The Sou.
of a People," has in th* press a volume
relied Tbs Soul of tbe World.” The
new book seems to be «a interpreta
tion of Buddhism and Christianity, un
favorable to tbe totter. Mr. Hall's study
of tbe Burmese to one of tbe most In
teresting taxiks in English on an oast-
Chicago baa some years to spend be
fore It ran surv«-y Its streets in the
fashion adopted by tbe Loudon Dally
News as follows: How many readers
of Thackeray have pa med down Young
■trect to tbe Kensington postoffira and
bars been aware tbat In No. 11 tboas
immortal work« "Vanity Fair,” “£•-
mood” and “Pendennis" first saw tbe
light? Gower street, again, to a some
what monotonous street of prosperous-
looking middle-class bouse« Few peo
ple know tbat In No. 110 Cbartos Dar
win wrote certainly not bto “Origin of
BpeHe«" but bls fsnxous work on
Again, la 54 Great
Queen street. Boawall wrote a consid-
ereble portion of hto famous "Life of
Johnson.' At 8 Frith street, Sobo, Wil
liam Haxlltt during tbe last six months
»f bls Ilfs wrote some of bto moot nota
ble sees ya As for Cbartos Dicken«
London teems with memories of that
groat noveilst. At 48 Doughty street
be began "Barnaby Rudge." finished
-Pickwick" and "Oliver Twist," and
wrote “Nicholas Nickleby." At 1 Dev
onshire Terrace be finished “Barnaby
Rudge” and "Dombey and Son' and
wrote 'The Old Curloelty Shop.” Mar
C’aroL” "David Copperfield." 'The
Cricket oa the Hearth” and “The
Haunted Man.” At Tavistock House
be wrote “Bleak House," "Little Dor-
rltt" and "A Tale of Two Cltle«' Hen-
ry Fielding wrote Tom Jones" In a
bouse on tbe site of tbe present Bow
■treet polios station, and Smollet wrote
."Humphrey Clinker” and probably
House, Upper Cbeyne row. Richard
ton's “Pamela," “Clarlaea" and “Gran-
Itoon" were written at Tbe Grange,
(North End, Hammersmith, occupied for
tome time by Sir Edward Burae-Jone«
At 24 Cbeyne row the sage of Cbelsea.
Thomas Carlyle, wrote “Tbe French
Revolution." 'The Life of Frederick tbe
Great.” "Past and present,' “Oliver
Cromwell’B Letters and Speeches" and
The Life of John Stirling."
WORLD'S OLDEST CITY.
Brisks Taken Ont e( Rates at ■la-
mya Bear Date off 4500 B. C.
In a saDd-swept belt of central Baby
lonia, that country of ancient ruin« In
Frank Andrews of the United States a region dangerous and deserted be
Agricultural Dejairtment, writes: “In I cause far from water, and on the bor
hauling products from farms In wagons der of tbe territory of several hostile
there are opportunities for a saving Arab tribe« lies tbe low ruin of Bism-
In coat. In many regiona in tbe United ya, says Dr. E. J. Banks In Putnam's
States the Improvement of a road, or Magazine.
Few explorers havs ever
a ahort. rough section of a road, would i visited it. and those few did so at the
allow much larger loads to be hauled peril of their live« Dr. Peters of New
than at present. If It were possible . York, while excavating at Nippur, die
to Increase the sverage weight of a ■ covered at Btomya a clay tablet of ao
cotton __ In the
United ancient date. German explorers are
States from three hale« as It now 1« to reported to have said that tbe ruins
four hales, without Increasing the cost originated with tbe civilization of tbe
of hauling tbe load, the saving on the Arab« However, not only tbe age of
crop equal to the one picked in 191© tbe rulDS but the name and history of
would amount to ,2.000.000; and If the the ancient city of wblch they are com
average load of wheat, now fifty-five posed continued a mystery until re
bushels, were Increased by
Christmas day. 1903. we began exca
bushels, the saving im-reased In hauling
a crop like that of Ilk© would be more vating at Btomya and tbe result was
the discovery of the oldest temple In
tbe world. The walls of tbe tower awn
The Peach Tree Borer.
appeared, the summit was cleared and
Tlie Insect tbat depooita tbe eggs the first Inscription discovered upon
which hatch the peach borers to a tbe surface was a brick stamped with
with transparent the name of Dung! of 2750 B. C. Just
wings and a richly-ornamented body, beneath It were other bricks bearing
bnnded and striped with gold, which tbe name of UrGur of 2800 B. C. A
dc|s>sits its eggs about the base of little lower appeared a crumpled piece
the trunk, The eggs hatch out the of gold with the name of Naram Sin
larvae, bore Into the sap wood and of 3*50 B.
and Just below that level
cause an exudation of gummy matter, were tbe large square bricks peculiar to
which appears In masses about tbe Sargon <rf 3800 B. C., probably the first
base of the tree. Tbe larvae seems of the Semitic kings of Babylonia. Al
partly to live In this gummy su beta nee though we had dug but a meter and a
and partly In the sap wood of the half below tbe bricks of Dungl we had
tree. Sometimes three or four are revealed several strata extending over
found on the same tree, occasionally tbe period from 2750 B. C., or more
girding and destroying It. but always than 1.000 years, and still eleven me
Inducing more or leas of a diseased ters of earlier rulDS lay beneath u«
condition and Impairing Ito vigor. Al We dug lower.
Unknown types of
together. It Is a very objectionable and bricks appeared, and two and a half
destructive insect, and the eggs are meters from the surface we came upon
deiMwited both In the fall and spring. a large platform constructed of the pe
culiar plano-convex bricks wblch were
Fall Feed for Cow».
tbe building material of 4500 II. C.
The profit« derived
milch cows Is at no time so great as
A Do* aa4 Hie Name.
during a drought In midsummer; yet
“There was a dog <*ase which ex
moat farmers retain their green fod cited much attention In Berlin some
der until Just before winter seta In.
years ago,” said a former resident of
and they do thia when they must know
that city. “A cittoen complained to the
that If a cow Is allowed to nearly dry
authorities against a neighbor who, be
up In the milking season she will prob
said, to annoy him, gave hla name to a
ably not recover. In the fall grass la
mongrel cur. ‘He calls my name.' he
usually abundant and there are pump
said, 'and wben I turn around he
kins and vegetables and grain tn
laughs and says be was calling his
plenty, the corn fodder being but little
“'What’s your name?* asked the
A Msw Btlkwwraa.
“ 'My name to Schul«’
The German Colonial Department la
“'And do you call the dog SchultoF
Investigating what to claimed aa tba he asked the other man.
discovery In German East Africa of «
“'Yro, your honor, but I spell It
new speclee of silkworm, stated to ba with a T—Schultz.'
very productive. German« however,
“•Call him without the T,' com
have been anticipated la tbe discovery manded the magistrate, trying to look
sine» tbe worm bsa for some years serlon«
The man did so, tbe dog
been 1« use on tbe Britieb etde of tba esme to blm end an order to change
frontier, especially la Ugaad«
Ex •be name or b* fined followed."
perts la Germany. bo*w«v«r. are of Ua
opinion that there to a large future
before East Africa, tor a Mik trwdq
carried oa hy means Of this wsm.
Cwt off Haollaa Farm Prodoets.
A new remedy has been discovered
for seasickness, according to the Ism-
don Express. An old sailor baa proved
that a pocket looking glass to an In
Tbe looking glans euro must bs taken
Immediately the sufferer stepe on board
ship. Tbe prescription directs tbe pa
tient, when tbe first Indaelroble feellag
comes on. to take out tbe pocket look
ing glass and look himself fair and
square In tbe eyes.
Tbe result la alleged to bo that tbe
rolling of the ablp. and even tbe smell
of tbe engines, will pass unnoticed, ami
a little perseverance will transform a
bad sailor Into a good one.
An Exprsae representative consulted
a west end physician yesterday on tbe
“It to a very curious fact, and one
for which It to difficult to seesuat.”
said ba. “that a casual glance In a
looking glass may arrest seaslckneae.
It may be that tbe wowbegooe counte
nance to responsible for Introducing a
vein of bumor, and tbe sufferer re
solves to 'cheer up.'
"Personally, 1 think there Is s more
scientific reason. It to wall known
among sailors tbat tbe rise and fall of
tbe horizon to responsible for tbe early
■rages of this distressing malady Phy
sicians la consequence often recom
mend tbelr patients to try to fix tbelr
eyes on some Immovable object, such ao
a ring on tbelr finger, or a book held
firmly on tbe knee. Tbe looking it a os
Is probably tbe same kind of antidote
to tbe movement of tbe ship.
"It would be necessary, of course, te
bold tbs glass firmly and fix tbe gaze
steadily on tbe reflected Image.
“Tbe looking-glass remedy may bo
something In tbe nature of a faith cure.
If tbe attention can be absolutely con
centrated on tbe Image In tbe glass an©
all thought of Illness banished, there
to an excellent chance that the voyage
wlU have no bad effect«
“With regard to tbe length of time
required for tbe cure. It to a general
fact that If sickness can be successfully
warded off for several hours tbe symp
toms are not likely to recur, except In
cases where no remedy will relieve tbe
unfortunate sufferer and sea and brain
alcknees are Interchangeable terma."
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SAVED RY THE TELEPHONE, h
Tbs wadding guests bad osoembled.
th« preacher was In readlneaB. and It
lacked but fifteen minute» of tbe time
appointed for the ceremony, wben tbe
young man tn tba case appeared at tbe
door of the parlor and called tba
“Mr. Stedman.” be said, "I'm tn a
terrible fix. I forgot to bring tbe li
cense. I left It at home tn ay other
•That to very unfortunate.” tbe
preacher anawered. “I can't marry
you without It Isn't there some way
of getting It here?”
“Not In time I" groaned tbe hapless
bridegroom-elect “The boarding bouse
where I’ve been living to ten miles
from here. It would take two hours
to go and get it"
Tbe preacher reflected a moment
"Can we reach the place by telephone?“
Two minutes later they were stand
ing before a telephone In another room,
and the young man was conversing
with the landlady of hto boarding
"Mre. Guernsey,” bs said, “will you
please go up to my room, take a fold
ed paper out of tbe Inside pocket of a
coat that bangs up In my closet, and
bring It back with you to the phone?
Hello. Central! Don't rat us off 1"
Prlhently Mre. Guernsey reported
tbat ahe had found the document
“Thank you," he aald. "The Rev.
Mr. Stedman will carry on tbe rest of
this conversation with you."
He banded the receiver to the preach
er. who asked:
“Are you this young man's landlady,
“Yes, air.” she said.
“Will you please open and read to
me the paper you bold In your band,
or tell me what it to?"
"It's a marriage license, authorising
any clergyman or other lawfully qual
ified person to solemnise tbe marriage
of George H. Bellmore and Ida Trav-
“Is It dated, signed and sealed?"
"It Is. sir."
“Thank you very much. Now call a
messenger and send tfie license here
by the swiftest mode of traveling at
once. That will do. Good-by!"
Then he turned to the young ma«
“Now. Mr. Bellmore.” he aald. “there
need be no delay In tbe ceremony. W»
wlll proceed with It, and when tbat li
cense comes I wlll examine It, and If
there to any apparent Informality In
this arrangement I wlll marry yon
again after tbe company has gone."
This program was carried out. and
marriage still bold«—Youth's
Her Owa Sweet
Mre. Gaddle (over telephone)—Thia
Is Mrs. Gaddi« I wanted to have a
talk with your wife this morning.
Mr. Merchant—Oh, ye« Mrs. Gad
di« Well, I asked her not to go shop
ping this morning os she had Intended,
because tbe weather’s so bad.
Mre. Gaddle—Ah! then I'll be likely
to catch her.
Mr. Merchant—Ye« If you know
where she usually does her ateqiplng.—
Potato off View.
"A Boston woman says she has no
faith tn luck of a horseshoe. She had
a diamond one and loat It"
“But Isn’t tbat a narrow view tw
take? Think of tbe luck It bsa brought
to the person who found It !"—Cleve
land Plain Dealer.