The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, April 28, 1916, Image 2

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EXCAVATIONS made several
years ago at Abydos by the
Egypt exploration fund led to
the discovery of a building
which Is unique In its kind, and which
Is probably one of the most ancient
constructions preserved In Egypt. It
consists of a great pool with porches,
called Strabo's well, and the so-called
tomb of Osiris, It Is situated behind
the western wall of the temple built
by Set! I, which has been the chief
attraction of Abydos for travelers. It
was entirely subterranean, at a depth
Df more than thirty feet below the
temple, and nothing revealed its ex
istence. The building, as described by
Edouard Navllle, director of the ex
cavation, consists of a rectangle, the
Inside of which is about' a hundred
feet long and sixty wide. The two
long sides are north and south. The
Inclosure wall Is twenty feet thick. It
consists of two casings; the outer one
Is limestone rather roughly worked;
the Inner one la In beautiful masonry
of red quartzite sandstone. The Joints
are very fine; there is only a very
thin stratum of mortar, which is hard
ly perceptible. Here and there the
thick knob has been left which was
UBcd for moving the stones. The
blocks are very large a length of
fifteen feet Is by no means rare; and
the whole structure has decidedly the
character of the primitive construc
tions which in Oreece are called Cyclo
pean, and an Egyptian example of
which is at Ghizch, the so-called tem
ple of the Sphinx.
This colossal character la still more
striking in the inner part. It Is di
vided into three nayes or aisles of
unequal size the middle one being
wider. These naves are separated by
two colonnades of square monolithic
pillars In granite about fifteen foot
high and eight and one-half feet
square. There are five of them In each
colonnade. They supported architraves
In proportion with them, their height
being more than six feet. These archi
traves and the inclosure wall support
ed a celling, also of granite monoliths,
which was not made of slabs but of
blocks, like the architraves, more than
six feet thick. It has been calculated
that one of the few of them remaining
weighs more than thirty tons, Un
fortunately, In one corner only has the
celling been proserved. The whole
building has been turned Into a quar
ry, especially the inside, which was
entirely granite. Pillars, architraves,
celling, everything has been broken
and Bpllt with wedges, traces of which
are seen everywhere, In order to
make millstones of various alzes. Sev
eral of them, weighing seven or eight
tons, have been left.
Peculiar Design of Pool.
The side aisles only, about ton feet
wide, had ceilings. It Is doubtful
whether the middle nave was roofed.
It waB, perhaps, only covered at the
end over the entrance to the "tomb
of Osiris." When the work reached
the lower layers of the Inclosure wall,
How Many Stradt Are There?
Not every eminent violinist can be
the recipient of a Stradlvarlus violin
as a gift from his admirers, as has
Just been the good fortune of Mr. John
Saunders. The supply of Strads Is
limited. A very careful estimate Axes
1,200 as the number of string instru
ments of all kinds violins, violus and
'cellos made by Antonio Stradivari
during the seventy-five years he labor
ed in his workshop In Cremona; and
only some 600 are now known to bo
still In existence. Probably a good
proportion of the remainder are scat
tered over the world in tho possession
of owners quite Ignorant of their
value. About twenty years ago quite
number of genuine Strads were dis
covered In South Africa, in Doer farm
steads, where they bad remained in
many cases stored away in boxes in
the possession of descendants of
Huguenots who emigrated to the Cape
at the revolution of the Edict of
Nantes. London Chronicle.
Carlyle on Humor,
Carlyls says humor la the finest
wrfantimt of rathetlo renins, and
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a very extraordinary discovery was
made. In this wall, all around
the structure, are cells about six
feet high and wide, all exactly
alike, without any ornament or
decoration. They had doors, probably
made of wood, with a single leaf; one
can see the holes where they turned
What was still more surprising Is
that they do not open on to a floor,
but on to a narrow ledge which ran
on both sides of the nave. There was
no floor in those aisles; under the
ledge, which is slightly projecting, the
beautiful masonry goes on, and at a
depth of twelve feet water was
reached. It is at the lovel of the in
filtration water In the cultivated land,
though the structure is in the desert.
Thus the two aisles and the two ends
of the middle nave form a continuous
rectangular pool, the sides of which
are very fine masonry of large blocks.
Tomb of Osiris.
The tomb of Osiris Is of a later date
than the pool with Its cells. It dates
from the time of Setl 1, the grand
father of Menephtah, who probably
made it when he built his temple. As
for the pool, It Is probably one of the
most ancient constructions which have
been preserved in Egypt. It Is ex
actly In the style of the so-called tem
ple of the Sphinx, which Is a work of
the Fourteenth dynasty, and one of
the characteristic features of which
Is the total absence of any Inscription
or ornament. But the pool is even
more colossal. In the temple of the
Sphinx the pillars are four feet
square; here they are eight and one
half. It Is Impossible, In spite of the
havoc made, especially in the southern
aislo, not to be struck by the majes
tic simplicity of the structure, chiefly
In the corner whore the celling haa re
mained. BeBldes, this construction of
a character quite unknown at present
raises many questions which furthor
excavations will, perhaps, solve. Was
the pool In connection with the wor
ship of Osiris? Did the sacred boat
of the god float on the water? Since
the boats of the gods are always
towed with ropes, the ledge on both
sides would be a vory appropriate path
for the priests who did It.
As for the water Itself, It must have
been stored for Borne purpose. The
enormous ceilings must have been
made In order to prevent evaporation.
Is it to be Imagined that the old Egyp
tians made such an enormous construc
tion merely for Infiltration wator?
There is no doubt that It Is what Is
called Strabo's well, which he de
scribes as being below the temple,
and like the Labyrinth at Hawara,
but on Bmaller proportions, and with
passages covered by big monollthB.
Was there a canal coming from the
Nile, as the Greek geographer says?
or was the pool filled by the subter
ranean sheet of water which flows un
der the desert, the so-called under
ground Nile which Is now being
studied closely by the hydraulic engi
neer of Egypt? These are a few ques
tions which ariso from this discovery.
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Thackeray calls it a combination of
love and of wit. The mnglo sisters
Philosophy and Science, analyze life
Into several elemontal colors of the
spectrum. Their humane brother
Humor, mixes and mingles and syn
thesizes those soven elemontnl tints
Into the glorious effulgence of llfo's
sunshine and Into the rollicking sun
boams of pleasure and of Joy from
the unassorted relations of life that
muddle and befuddle the Intellect.
Humor distills the pure Joy of living
and extracts tho essence of tho truth
that "the things that are" are better
than "the thliiRS thut are not;" and
that tho "things that might bo" could
not be half as good as the "things
mat are.
Sawed-Off Sermon.
After blowing In a quarter for three
cigars no man has a right to give his
wife the laugh for buying a nickel's
worth of chewing gum. Indianapolis
Russia'! population will be 000,000
000 by the end of this century If it
maintains Its present rate of Increase,
"Dear Hermlone: The minute you
are free you must come to us. We
have all sorts of wonderful things
planned for the summer; besides,
Dick's cousin is coming for a month
or so you know, the one I've told you
about the travoler who has been ev
erything from a Japanese consul to
a Peruvian treasure hunter, to say :
nothing of big game everywhere you
can think of. Naturally he has money,
so here's your chance, my poor, big.
dopeudent sister. Uet your little rich
charges off for the seashore, if yoUi
must, but don't loBe another second.
And mind you don't call me names
when you read this, for both Dick
and I are concerned about your future
and are determined to see you com
fortably sottled. We know what la
better for you than you do yourself.
"Your loving sister, ANNE."
Hermlone smiled indulgently.' "Dear
little Anne! As though her big sister
wasn't perfectly well able to look after
herself! I can't see why people In
sist upon pitying me Just because I
happen to be the only surviving mem
ber of the family and earn my own
living, and because, too, I have re
sisted matrimony until I'm the only
one of the old set that's left. All
right, little sister! I'll hurry to your
little cottage by the sea Just because
I love It and you, but not to bait any
Hon hunter and 'settlo' myself in life,
as you put it."
The phone rang. "Hello! Is that
you, Peter? Doing? Heading a let
ter from my little sister in Sedgwick.
She says she has something for me
and she wants me to hurry and get it.
You'd nevor guess what it is!"
"A dog!" Peter ventured.
"Some good advice! Sisters are
usually long on that."
"No yes! Anyway, It's advice of
a kind. She's found me a husband.
"I'll kill him!" Jealously.
An amused ripple was his answer.
"How funny from you, Peter! I nev
er knew the quiet, mysterious pool
was a geyser, or, rather, to be in keep
ing with your name, 1 never suspect
ed that the great, solid, dependable
rock was a volcano. Don't be so
bloodthirsty, Poter! I have just been
thinking that a nice, rich, famous,
jewel-conferring husband might be
quite a comfort," teasingly.
"I tell you I'll shoot him!" savage
ly. .
"Peter!" Then, "You are coming
tonight, aren't you? I have every
thing done."
"Yes, I wouldn't miss going for a
thousand worlds.- So I'll reserve my
threats till then, (lood-by, dear girl!"
Hormione turned away with a trou
bled look. It had been one of the foun
dation stonos of their friendship in
fact, tlie very ground ltBelf that ev
erything between them be frank,
homely and purely platonlc. No sen
timent of any kind allowed. It was
so comfortablo to have Peter to de
pend upon. Ho took her to concerts,
loctures, anywhere she wanted to go,
kept her up on the evolution of Yuan
Shlh-kal and the ChlncRc empire, and
discussed both sides of the possible
embargo on war suppllos. He read
her The Gods of the Mountain or
something of the kind while she
darned his socks and sewed on miss.
lug buttons. She had insisted in this.
"Peter," she had said, "don't throw
away your socks If thoy show a hole
or two. Lot me mend them. I must
do something for you." She hadn't
dared to tell him the roal reason
that the best diet she knew for antl
sentlmentaliura was plenty of darn
ing. The tone Just now had worried
Peter arrivod at eight with a box
of candy and a torn shirt wrapped in
a paper, with a suspiciously neat-looking
hole between the shouldors.
Hermlone seized It with delight.
"Poter, whatever will become of you If
you keep on wearing out your clothes?
I don't see how you wear a hole away
up there. It looks almost like a cut!"
"I've been wondering what would
become of me If It were not for you,
Hermlone. I'd be a regular Rip Van
Winkle for rugB."
She Hushed appreciatively. Then
a serious look came Into hor eyes,
and when Peter bad spread out u new
magazine and she had slipped on hor
thimble, sho ventured. "I'm going to
ask you something tonight some
thing serious, yet I don't want you to
take it seriously."
He looked amused. Ho was accus
tomed to her odd prefaces, however.
IJut he was petrilled for an Instant be
yond roply when Lho wont on hur
riedly: "I wnnt to be engaged to you
for awhilo. Don't think 1 am taking
advantage of leap year, kind friend
no doubt you've had a dozeu propos
als by this timo; at least if you
haven't you should have had. But if
you aren't promised I wish you would
take me. It will only last over the
summer until I come back from Sedg
wick. Don't you see how It is? It
I'm engaged to anyone, they'll lot me
alone about Dick's lion-taming cous
in!" "Yes, he hunted Hons or something
in Peru I mean Africa and did
something else In Japan, and he's very
rich, and Anne writes .that he'll be
there when I am and thoy will keep
him collared and chained so I can get
him for my very own so I'll be fixed
for llto. He's the husband I told you
about over the telephone. If 1 Just
announce that. I'm engaged to some
body elso they'll let mo alone, and the
lion tamer won't think I'm throwing
niysolt (it his head either. It will
make everything so comfortable, and
I'll probably have a good rest and
a decent tlmo. Otherwise well, I
Just won't go, that's all. So you'd
better let mo bo engaged to you, Pe
ter. Think It over."
Hcrmlono stopped for breath. Fe
tor did net reply immediately. He
eetned to bo undecided about some
thing, but Hormione, bent over her
sowing, did not see tho struggle In his
"Suro!" ho said finally, much aa be
would havo granted a request tor
match. "Sure thing, If It will help
a.iy. May I ask what may be in the
charter of this new corporation?"
"What do you mean?"
"What happens if either party
breaks his contract and gets engaged
to someone else?"
"Speak only for yourself, Peter. I'll
be true to my bargain."
"Hut you may fall In love with this
man from Japan."
'Well, if you do, go ahead and take
him, Hermlone. That's my advice. I'll
never take It to court," emphatically.
She looked up quickly. "After all,
Peter, you are letting go easily. 1 be
lieve you'd rather like to join in this
conspiracy and marry me off to that
other man."
"To be candid," returned Petei
frankly, "nothing would suit me bet
ter." "Here Peter," she said rising. "The
Bhirt's done and I don't , think we'd
better read tonight. I I've a head
ache and I think I'll go to bed." She
held out her hand. "Good night."
"Good night," he answered gravely,
looking searchingly into the brown
eyes. "Being engaged doesn't entitle
me to a "
"No, it doesn't," declared Hermlone,
drawing back a step indignantly.
Peter's anxiety to marry her off was
still stinging.
Hermlone arrived at Sedgwick in
another week and luxuriated in the
comfortable cottage on the sea bluff.
Dick's cousin had not come to her
relief, but every day brought nearer
the time of his arrival.
Finally the night came that was to
be the end of her peace of mind. The
others had motored to the station to
meet their guest, but Hermlone pre
ferred to walk on the sand and watch
the moon come up.
A mile up the beach and a mile back
took most of an hour. Coming back
she met a man. The moon shone full
on his face. "Peter!" she exclaimed,
Joyfully reaching out both hands.
But Peter's image only lifted his hat
courteously. "I beg pardon, but you
mistake my Identity. Allow me to Uv
troduce myself. I am Dick's cousin,
the Hon hunter, the Peruvian wonder,
the man from Japan. Behold!"
Hermlone laughed. "Don't make
fun of me, Peter!"
"I'm not. It's gospel truth."
"And you're the one they all wtfbt
me to to"
"Marry! And I want It, too, dear,
And may I remind you that we are en
gagedat least for the summer and,
being engaged, I think I'm entitled
But that is quite another story.
(Copyright, 19)6. by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate.)
War Hits Burnt Cork.
Black face comedians of the Ameri
can stage have found their labors
greatly Increased because of the war.
There is scarcely a minstrel man
or woman in the country who is not
hard hit, for before the war there was
available a carbon burnt cork which
made blacking up a Job of two or
three minutes.
All that was necessary was to rub
cold cream on the face, and then rub
on the face blacking. After the Bhow
the black could be rubbed off just as
quickly as it was put on a smear of
cold cream, a towel, then soap and
water, and the minstrel's face was Its
regular color.
Now, however, the Importation of
this cork has stopped, and the min
strels have to make their own black
ing. The carbon burnt cork was bet
ter for Its purpose than any known
substitute, and In Its absence the
black face actors have to soak nu
merous corks in kerosene. TheBe are
then charred to a powder.
Potatoes In Corfu.
The French soldiers now occupying
the Greek island of Corfu are perhaps
not aware that the potatoes which are
furnished them at every meal are of
French origin. This precious tuber was
unknown at Corfu until after the oc
cupation by French troops of tho "Sev
en Isles" In 1807 after the peace ol
Tilsit. "The French general, Donze
lot," says Le Crl do Paris, "command
ing the army of occupation, had much
difficulty In feeding his troops. He
wrote to France and In 1810 a frigate
came from Toulon loaded with pota
toes. A liberal quantity of these was
planted In the Island by the soldiers
of the garrison. The general offered
samples of his first harvest to the In
habitants. They were unanimous in
declaring that these unknown tubers
had a disagreeable taste and that It
was Impossible to eat them. Four
years later when our troops evacuated
Corfu, the same natives bought the
gardens and potato fields that had
been cultivated by the soldiers. The
natives had changed their minds."
Orange Blossom Trade Hit
A minor trade which has been hit
badly by the war Is the orange blos
som industry, the London Chronicle
remarks. Weddings are simple affairs
nowadays and there Is not much de
mand for the fragrant white flowers.
Practically all the orange blossom
that reaches London Is grown In the
south of France, a few miles back
from the coast lino, in the sheltered
valleys of the Alpes Maritimes,
There Is, in ordinary times, a con
stant demand for the blooms, for the
perfume manufacturers are ready buy
ers if the other market should fall.
Orange plantations are handed on
from one generation to another In the
same family, and there would be small
encouragement for rival planters.asthe
trees do not yield much in the way of
a floral crop until they are a fair ago.
Superstition Works Harm.
In northern New Mexico the fact
that wolves and coyotes are becoming
a serious monico to cattlo and sheep
is attributed to tho superstition of
Navajo Indians, the tribe holding both
beasts sacred and refusing to treat
them other than with the greatest of
Costly Mess of Fish.
The largest fine ever collected in
Washington county under the Vermont
law which makes six inches the mini
mum length of trout was $230. paid by
Harry Dudley, for having 45 short ones
In lils possesniuu.
HE GREATEST thing in
the world." That Is a large
phrase and an overworked
one. and hardened travel
ers do not take it lightly upon the
tongue. Noticeably it is most glibly
in use with those who but lately, and
for the first time, have wandered be
yond their native state or county.
Yet In every Bort there is, of course,
somewhere "the best thing in the
world" of its kind.
There is and can be no dispute that
the term applies literally to several
things In the immediate region of the
Grand canyon of Arizona. As has more
than once been said, probably no other
equal area on earth contains so many
supreme marvels of so many kinds
so many astounding sights, so many
masterpieces of nature's -handiwork,
so vast and conclusive an encyclope
dia of the world-building processes, so
impressive monuments of prehistoric
man, so many triumphs of man still
in the tribal relation as doea what
has been called the "Southwestern
Wonderland." This includes a large
part of New Mexico and Arizona, the
area which geographically and eth
nographlcally we may count as the
Grand canyon region. A few wonders
The largest and by far the most
beautiful of all petrified forests, wltn
several hundred square miles whose
surface is carpeted with agate chips
and dotted with agate trunks two to
four fbet in diameter; and just across
one valley a burled "forest" whose
huge slllclfled not agatlzed logs
show their ends under fifty feet of
The largest natural bridge in the
world, 200 feet high, over 500 feet
span and over 600 feet wide, up and
down stream, and with an orchard on
its top and miles of stalactite caves
under its abutments.
The largest variety and display of
geologically recent volcanic action In
North America, with 60-mile lava
flows, 1,500-foot blankets of creamy
tufa cut by scores of canyons; hun
dreds of craters and thousands of
square miles of lava beds, basalt and
cinders, and so much "volcanic glass"
(obsidian) that It was the chief tool
of the prehistoric population.
Cave and Cliff Dwellings.
Tho largest and the most Impressive
vlllnges of cave-dwellings in the
world, most of them already aban
doned when the "world-seeking Geno
ese" sailed
Tho 26 strange communal town re
publics of the descendants of the "cliff
dwellers," the modern Pueblos; some
in fertile valleys, some (like Acoma
and llopl) perched on barren and
dizzy cliff tops. The strange dances,
rites, dress and customs of these an
cient peoples who have solved the
problem of Irrigation, six-story house
building and clean self-government,
and even women's rights long before
Columbus was born.
Some of the most notable tribes of
savage nomads, like the Navajos.
whoso blankets and sliver work are
pre-omlnent, and the Apaches, who
man for man, have been probably the
most successful warriors in history.
Greatest Chasm In the World.
At the head of the list stands the
Grand canyon of Arizona; whether it
Is the "greatest wonder of the world"
Personal Question.
A party of strangers were visiting
at tho college. It was in the late fall,
and the air was crisp and cold. One
of the members of the party, a charm
ing young woman, was escorted through
the grounds by a learned but absent
minded professor. Suddenly two
members of the track team, accoutred
for their sport, passed. "It's dreadful
ly cold," remarked the young woman,
with a dainty shiver, as she gazed
after the runners, "to be without
stockings." The professor's mind,
deep in contemplation of the fourth
dimension, was attracted by the sound
of tho girl's voice. "Then why," he
asked absently, "did you leave them
off?" Youth's Companion.
Bits About Holland.
The Dutch people occupy a country
which contains 12,630 square miles
little more than one-tenth of the size
of Great Britain and Ireland, the pop
ulation being Just over 6.000,000. Hol
land Is not only flat, it Is hollow.
Hence Its name "Hollowland." Along
the canals the meadows are ten feet
or twelve feet, sometimes more, be
depends a little on our definition of
"wonder." Possibly it is no more won
derful than the fact that so tiny a
fraction of the people who confess
themselves the smartest in the world
have ever seen It. Aa a people we go
abroad to see scenery Incomparably
But beyond peradventure It is the
greatest chasm In the world, and the
most superb. Enough globe-trotters
have seen it to establish that fact.
Many have come cynically prepared
to be disappointed; to find it over
drawn and really not so stupendous as
something else. It is, after all, a hard
test that so be-bragged a wonder must
endure under the critical scrutiny of
them that have Been the earth and the
fullness thereof. But never has the
most Belf-satiBfied veteran traveler
been disappointed in the Grand can
yon, or dared to patronize it.
The quebrada of the Apu-Rlmac Is
a marvel of the Andes, with Its ver
tiginous depths and its suspension
bridge of wild vines. The Grand can
yon of the Arkansas, in Colorado, is
a noble little slit in the mountains.
The Franconia and White mountain
notches In New Hampshire are beau
tiful. The Yosemlte and the Yellow
stone canyons surpass the world, each
in its way; but if all these were hung
up on the opposite wall of the Grand
canyon from you, the chances are
fifty to one that you could not tell
t'other from which, nor any of them
from the hundreds of other canyons
which rib that vast gorge. If the falls
of Niagara were installed In the Grand
canyon between your visits next time
you stood on that dizzy rlmrock you
would probably need good field glasses
and much patience before you could
locate that cataract which in its place
looks pretty big. If Mount Washing
ton were plucked up bodily by the
roots not from where you see it, but
from sea-level and carefully set
down in the Grand canyon you prob
ably would not notice it next morning,
unless its dull colors distinguished it
in that innumerable congress of larger
and painted giants.
All this, which is literally true, is a
mere trifle of what might be said in
trying to fix a standard of comparison
for the Grand canyon.
It is no mere cleft. It la a terrific
trough 6,000 to 7,000 feet deep, ten to
twenty miles wide, hundreds of miles
long, peopled with hundreds of peaks
taller than any mountain east of the
Rockies, yet not one of them with its
head so high as your feet, and all
ablaze with such color as no eastern or
European landscape ever knew.
The Grand canyon country is not
only the hugest, but the most varied
and instructive example on earth of
one of the chief factors of earth-building
erosion. It is the mesa country
the land of tables. Nowhere else on
the footstool is there such an example
of deep-gnawing water or of water
high carving. The sandstone mesas
of the Southwest, the terracing of
canyon walls, the castellation, battle
menting and cliff-making, the cutting
down of a whole landscape except its
precipitous islands of flat-topped rock,
the thin lava, tablecloths on tables
100 feet high these are a few of the
things which make the Southwest
wonderful alike to the scientist and
the sightseer.
neath the water line. By the sea, at
nign uae, mere may be a difference
In the level of the soil nnrt r,t Vi
oceaa of quite twenty-feet or more.
urn is aistnied at Schiedam. Delft,
Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. The dis
tilleries of gin ("Hollands") form an
Important branch of Dutnh ir,...
The liquor factories are of national
importance. Somethine Hko
tenths of all the margarine sent to
r-ugiana comes from Holland. Every
Dutch citizen is liable rn . ,
service in the army (or navy) from
iue age oi nineteen to forty. Actual
service in the ranks is determined hv
.ui, um Buuaiuuuon is not permitted.
Just the Man.
iutnuaui (lu KpiHlcuniJ Hnat we
neea is a correspondence clerk who la
a rapid writer. By the way, hat
have you been working at?
Applicant I've been a movie actor
Merchant Tou have? Won ...
you can write letters for us with half
the speed you movie actors do in those
picture scenes, you re Just the maa
we want
Nobody can Tell when you
Darken Gray, l aded Hair
with Sage Tea.
Grandmother kept her hair beauti
fully darkened, gloBsy and attractive
with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur.
Whenever her hair took on that dull,
faded or streaked appearance, this
simple mixture was applied with won
derful effect. By asking at any drug
store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Compound," you will get a large bot
tle of this old-time recipe, improved
by the addition of other Ingredients,
all ready to use, for about BO cents.
This simple mixture can be depended
upon to restore natural color and beau
ty to the hair.
A well-known downtown druggist
says everybody uses Wyeth's Sage and
Sulphur Compound now because it
darkens so naturally and evenly that
nobody can tell it has been applied
It's so easy to use, too. You simply
dampen a comb or soft brush and draw
it through your hair, taking one strand
at a time. By morning the gray hair
disappears; after another application
or two, it is restored to Its natural
color and looks glossy, soft and beau
tiful. This preparation is a delightful
toilet requisite. It Is not Intended for
the cure, mitigation or prevention of
A Joke With An Afterthought.
A newspaper humorist quotes this
from a letter received by one of the
Georgia congressmen:
"My youngest son has run away and
enlisted in tho regular army. I can't
get him out. Won't you help me?
He Is a good boy and I was raising
him for my own use."
In one sense this is a Joke a joke
upon the father, who was bringing up
the boy to get as much work out of
him as possible and the young sol
dier probably has chuckled over it
more than anybody else. But the
story Is more serious than humorous.
This boy ran away to escape three
or four years of hard labor for his
father's profit. Unfortunately a good
many children cannot escape from
their slavery to parents and cotton
mill owners. Georgia has 2,819 child
laborers under thirteen years of age,
North Carolina 6,359, and South Car
olina 4,154, and it is up to the State
or Federal legislature to give them
their heritage of sunshine, play, and
schooling. Collier's.
Affected By Business.
'The girl In the phonograph place
we patronize is just full of affectation."
But you must consider that it Is
her business to put on airs." ;Wash
ington Star.
Always Thus.
"I understand they want to turn dis
tilleries into munition factories."
"It might help, if they do. But Its
the old story of the ultimate consumer
getting the worst of it" Washington
nave Healthy, Strong, Beautiful Eyes
Ooulifits aud Physicians used llurioe Eye
Remedy many years before It was offered as a.
Domestic Eye Medicine. Murine is Still Com
pounded by Our Physicians and guaranteed
by them as a Reliable Relief (or Eyes that Need
Care. Try it in your Eyes and In Baby's Eyes
No Smarting Just Eye Comfort. Buy Murine
of your Druggist accept no Substitute, and It
Interested write for Book of the Eye Free.
Two Deluded Souls.
Bix I wonder if Dr. Cook really
thought he discovered the north pole?
Dlx Possibly! We all make mis
takes. Why, when I married my wife
I thought I had discovered Paradise.
Boston Transcript.
Loans Seem to Weaken It.
A (to man he has touched) Thanks,
old chap. But what is this little pam
phlet you handed me?
B Oh, I always hand one of those
out with a loan. It tells how to
strengthen the memory. Boston
You Can Get Allen's foot-Case FREE.
Write Aliens. Olmsted Le Roy, N. y for a
free sample ot Allen's Foot-lSaso. It cures
sweating, h,H swollen, aching feet. It mikes
new or tight shoes easy. A certain cure for
corns, ingrowing nails and bunions. All drug
gists teU It. 26c. Don't accent any substitutt.
Sense of Responsibility.
"Is Bllggins patriotic?"
"Would he fight for his country?"
"I don't know about that. But he
hasn't the slightest doubt that in an
emergency somebody ought to."
Washington Star.
Times Change.
"What? You need new clothes
again? When I was a boy I wasn't
ashamed to wear garments that were
"Yes, dad, but you know you didn't
associate with such refined people aa
I do."
We cat too much meat which
Clogs Kidneys, then the
Back hurts.
Most folks forget that the kidneys,
like the bowels, get sluggish and clog
ged and need a flushing occasionally,
else we have backache and dull misery
In the kidney region, severe head
aches, rheumatic twinges, torpid liver,
acid stomach, sleeplessness and all
aorta of bladder disorders.
You simply must keep your kidneys
active and clean, and the moment you
feel an ache or pain In the kidney
region, get about four ounces of Jad
Salts from any good drug store here,
take a tablespoonful in a glass of
water before breakfast for a few days
and your kidneys will then act fine.
This famous salts is made from the
acid of grapes and lemon Juice, com
bined with llthla. and is harmless to
flush clogged kidneys and stimulate
them to normal activity. It also neu
tralizes the acids in the urine so it no
longer Irritates, thus ending bladder
Jad Salts Is harmless; inexpensive;
makes a delightful effervescent lithia
water drink which everybody should
take now and then t,o keep their kid
neys clean, thus avoiding serious com
plications. A well-known local druggist says he
Bella lots of Jad Salts to folks who be
lieve in overcoming kidney trouble
while It is only trouble.