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DAKOTA CITY HEKALD
JOHN H. REAM, Publisher.
bAKOTA CITY. - NEtlRASKA.
SELF-DENIALS IN EDUCATION.
Speaking of tho driveling life a
youth must undergo thesu days and
itho many Influonces that war with
clean life, clean thoughts and flno
aspirations, Cornolla A. P. Conner, In
"A Letter to tho Rising Gcnorntlon,"
in tho Atlantic, Bays: "1 don't ap
prove," your idthcrs and mothers say
anxiously, "but I hato to keep Tom
nd Mary at homo when all tho other
children aro allowed to go." These
parents nro conBclentlous and ener
getic In looking after Tom's teeth and
ycs, and Mary's hair, tonsils nnd na
sal passage, hut seem utterly uncon
cc!ou3 that mental rickets and curva
ture of tho soul aro far moro deform
Jng than crooked teeth and adenoids.
If theso children wcro protected from
a vicious environment nnd educated
Unto habits of a puro, clean, scnslblo
life, thero would need bo much loss
anxiety concerning crooked teeth and
nasal passages, says tho Ohio Stato
Journal What education needs to
in alto itself worth whllo Is a conflict
with tbo vulgarizing Influences out
sldo tho homo nnd tho schoolroom.
Xilfo has becomo a hard problem for
tho children. They aro surrounded by
!a cloud of plcasuros nnd fascinations
hat lead them away from vlrtuo, cul
turo and serious thought It may not
bmako them vicious nnd criminal, but
It docs tend to make thorn stupid, in
ano and frivolouB. This 1b certainly
evident to every observing parent nnd
Tho torrlblo infnntllo paralysis con
jtinucs to bo a puzzlo to tho medical
irctcrnlty. It is a malady thatnpppnrod
lyears ago, but not until lately has It
ussumed epidemic proportions. Tho
dlscaso Is an affection of tho spinal
icord, though It Involves tho hoart, Hv
r, kidneys and lymphoid tissues. Ef
forts liavo been mado to discover tho
igorm of tho disease, but It seems to
jbo so small as to oscapo detection)
tonys tho Ohio fltato Journal. It is
iposslblo, that somo tlmo this winter
jtbo bacillus will turn up, Blnco great
investigations nro going on in tho lab
oratories. Tho devastations of tho
tmalady scorn to have decreased dur
ting tbo cold weather, but there nro
(apprehensions Uint early In tho spring
jtho fatalities will reappear. It Is hop
led by then tho germ will bo found
out nnd nn nntltoxln dovlsod for Its
demolition. Whllo this dlscaso is
prone to attack chlldron, adults, too,
'aro subject to It It is said about 26
per cent, of tho cases dlo.
Relief -fTOTty tho factions of fash
4on is aimed; at UirouaH a petition
rwtrich has been presented to tho
fNorth Carolina sennto, nsklng for leg
llolatlon that will establish parmancnt
mnd economical styles of clothing, in
ordor that farmers nnd others with
largo families shall bo exempt from
tho hardship of trying to keep up
with provaillng modes. No doubt tho
lObJcct sought Is a worthy ono. Dut
rwho is to bo tho "arbiter clegnntlnr
turn," such as tho ancient Homana had,
to set tho paco in "what to wear?"
And what assurance is thero that tho
wlfo and children of ovon tho poorest
of poor men would bo satisflod with nny
idesign on which tho arbitration board
(should docldo? Statesmen in North
jCarollna and elsewhere who nttempt
rto "monkey" with tho fashions nro
qulto likely to And such action a good
Jpnl liko dallying with dynamlto.
' A six-cylinder optimist is ono who
pretends to llko all his wlfo's relatives.
Tho matter of reclamation of wnato
lands Is bocomlug of as much inter
est abroad aa in our own country.
Germany fcclB tho neod of acquiring
all tho tillable soil possible, and tho
matter hoa been up buforo tho German
(Agricultural Congress at Berlin whore
JEmporor William mndo an addross on
jtho subject From statistics present
!od it was shown that thoro aro hun
dreds of squaro inllea of moorland
(which may bo mado avnllablo for
.grazing ppurposos, and Ills Imperial
Majesty urgod offectivo acttou along
that line. Conservation of rosourcos
la of worldwldo moment.
A baseball team, boys of tho Koose
Trelt Grammar School, Ponce, P. It.,
(may como to tho United Stntos to try
conclusions with teams of Us age, If
sufficient encourngemont is given.
Lost season its record was D4 games
won, 10 lost Porto Itlco Is Amorlcnn-
Uzlng very fast.
I A former Kloudlko gold seeker car
ries $150,000 in his woodon leg, there
toy assuring himself ot physical nnd
financial support nt tho samo time.
A Now York women's society plane
(to bestow medals on dogs fur acts ot
lierolsm. Of courso, the dogs profor
medals to beefsteaks.
Many a man who is very proud ot
Ills wlfo kicks llko a steer nt having
to pay for her clothes.
Out in Washington statu a man was
convicted of Bwearlug by a Jury of
women and lined ono dollnr, Wo pro
umo ho said bomething stronger than
Thoro aro also a number of men who
(suffer from an automobllo appetite and
U spark plug income.
' How to got tho thrills of aviation
jwlthout killing tho thrillers is a largo
Jproblem at present.
THROW LIGHT AROUND CURVE
Automobile Lights Controlled by
Steering Gear Assist Greatly In
Ono of tho most Ingenious of tho
many dovlccs invented for uso on
automobiles is tho controlling np
plianco for Inmps dosigned by two
Ohio men. By means of this dovlco
tho lamps of a motor car etui lx made
Auto Lights That Turn;
to turn In nny direction tho car turns,
thereby eliminating ono causo of ac
cidents. Tho lnmps aro plvotally
mounted and turned easily. Attached
to onch Is a thrco-pleco Jolntod rod
which runs under tho hood of tho
auto and connects with tho steering
gear. When tho wheel is turned tho
lamps turn automatically and throw
their light in whatovcr direction tho
car is going. Hitherto, in turning n
cornor, tho road Just in front was not
illuminated until tho motor car was
all tho way around tho corner. This
has caused many accidents, as for a
fow seconds tho driver could not soo
what was ahead if It was a dark
night Tho invention hero Bhown
koeps tho path always illuminated and
eliminates tho danger completely.
OLD DISEASE IS INCURABLE
Whole Families Aro Afflicted With All-
urophobla, or Fear of Cats
Grows More Intense.
At (1 meeting of a flold naturalists'
cocloty in Edinburgh ono of tho mem
bers read a paper on ' allurophobla,
which means "tho fear of cats," and
cited numerous examples of persons
for whom tho ordinary harmless cat
possosscs tho greatest ropollant pow
ers. Wholo families aro nuTto'ed with
it, according lo tho pnpur, and tho per
sons so nflllcted clthor fainted or wont
Into hysterics if n cat brushed against
their clothes. It was ngrcod by all
who had any knowlcdgo of bucIi cases
that It was a gonulno dlscaso nnd that
It was incurablo, and also that the
aversion to follnea grow moro lntenso
with tho ago of tho nflllctod ono.
This is only ono Interesting phase of
n study which has always boon of su
promo lntorost to students ot heredity.
They probably would explain that it is
tho rocollcctlon of somo remote ances
tor's fear of tho groat felines that
mndo prlmoval llfo mlsorable, surviv
ing countless generations of Immunity
from molestation or tho fonr ot It.
Thoso instinctlvo likes and dislikes
which como down to ub moro or less
vaguely nnd only break out In pro
nounced guise In odd casus aro loss
frequent with human beings than with
UMBRELLA WINDOWS IN USE
Innovation Enables Pedestrian to See
Ahead While Seeking Protection
' From Driving Rain.
Windows or poi tholes fin umbrellas
have boon placed on tho mnrkot by a
concern which believes thero is uuf
llclent reason for such nn Innovation
to ninko It popular, Hays I'opni .
Mcchnnlcs, Tho windows nro of IbIh-
Umbrella Portholes In Use.
glass, and nro sold olther separate or
uttached to a now or old umbrolla.
Thoir purposo, of courso, Is to enable
tho user to boo nhoad when holding
an umbrella as a protection ugaiust
a driving rnln.
A Liquid ThatTloats Stones.
Of all liquids, mercury posssosuos
tho greatest Bpoellle gravity, but an
othor has recently been discovered
which is also bo heavy that stones of
nil kluUH granite, limestone, quartz,
und so forth float in It. It Is Batu
rated aqueous solution of tungBtohor
ato. Its Bpeclllc gravity la U.'A, whero
as that of ordinary rucks decs not tnir
paBH 2 7 Only a few prceloim Btones
havo n sperlllc gravity greater thnn
that of this liquid for whkh reason it
is proposed to omploy It far th'j uopn
ration of j.uch utonea from masees of
: b f'v.
If I If Jw0
TO DISINFECT RIVER BOATS
Sanitary Authorities of Port of Lon
don Adopt Apparatus Which In
cludes Generator and Cooler.
For tho disinfection of vessels on
tho Thames, tho sanitary authorities
of tho Port of Loudon hnvo adopted
nn apparntus known ns tho Clayton
Dilute Gas Disinfecting Mnchino. This
Is usually fitted in tho hold of a bargo
and taken alongside tho vessel to bo
fumigated, but nbout 200 vessels aro
equipped with machines ns permanont
fixtures for their own uso. Tho ap
paratus Includes a sulphur furnaco
generating sulphur dioxide, a gas cool
er, and a Hoot blower About 1,000
cubic foot of air per mlnuto 1b drawn
nlong this suction plpo by tho blower,
dividing into two strenms ns it reach
es tho mixing valve. Ono stream of
about 200 cubic feet per mlnuto pass
es through the generator, becoming
chnrged with 15 per cent of sulphur
dioxide, nnd is then led through tho
cooler to the huso of the blower,
where tho other strcum of 800 cubic
foot por mlnuto Is met. Tho resulting
mlxturo, containing 3 per cent, of sul
phur1 dioxide, is forced along tho de
livery plpo to tho pressuro orlflco of
tho blower. Suitable hose leads to
tho compartment to bo reached and
tho (on horso-powor steam englno, elec
tric motor or gas engine forces tho
mixture, as it is generated, into ev
STAGE ILLUSION IS CLEVER
Scenic Effect Makes Man Seem to
Chase After Train for Long
Distance Never Catches It.
There sccmB to bo no limit to tho
scenic effects poBslblo on tho modern
stngo and as for thoso In moving pic
tures, their limit is only that of
human imagination. A Now Jersey
mnn has devised a method for produc
ing in an unusually llfellko way tho
sccno of a man chasing a train for a
long distance It can bo used cither
on tho legitimate stago or in labora
tories whero motion pictures aro
mado up as a modol. In tho rear
hangs an endless panoramic curtain
with n vlow that has no particularly
distinctive feature and will not bo ro
membercd ns It revolves. At ono sldo
Is tho rear end ot n car and a fow foot
bohlnd this Is a treadmill, concealed
undor tho trncks. A man dashes
across tho stage and as ho mounts
tho treadmill tho car stops, but tho
scenery In tho back begins to movo,
This well known nrtlllco gives tho
car tho appearanco of moving and
this deception Is heightened by tho
fact that no matter how hard tho man
runs ho novcr overtakes It.
A New Gem From California.
San Hentto county, California, has
given Kb name to a now candidate
for admission to tho circle of tho
proclous stones "bonltolto." It Is ai
a isupphlro color, hard and remarkably
brilliant. Chomlsts say It Is a "slllco
tltannto of barium." It is found in
rock pockets nnd In gcodes associated
with nutrollto and a hitherto un
known black mineral called carloslte.
During 11107 bonltolto mndo Its Hrat
entry Into tho roport of tho Geological
Survey on tho precious stones of tho
I'nltcd States, the value of the uncut
stones found in that year amounting
Cause of More Light.
Decnuso thero la more light In tho
hky on a clear, moonless night than
can bo attributed to tho stars, a Ger
man scientist hns evolved a theory
that thu ourth Is surrounded by a lu
minous coma resembling that ot com
ots. Use of Iron Cloth.
Iron cloth la largely imed today by
tailors everjwheio for iho purpono of
making tho collnis of routs sit prop
erly. Thin cloth Is manufactured from
steel wool and has tho nppoaranco of
having been woven from hoisehalr.
Franco has 2oG statu owned mu
seums, Argentine's cattlo herd numbers
Lake Superior draliiB SC.000 squaro
miles of land.
lu lndln moro thnn llfty native lan
guages aro spokon.
Florida's phosphate exports excoad
in valuo $8,000,000 a year.
The eultlvatod hyacinth Is a native
of Persia and Asln Minor.
Over 7,000.000 pounds of tobacco
wub produced In tho Transvaal In
Nearly nil of Japan's sulphur output
Is absorbed by tho United States nnd
Tho work ot compiling a magnetic
survey of Africa has boon practically
Japan Ib Increasing Its production
of raw Bilk at a rnto of nbout 20.000
bales a year
Every day tho railroads of New
York movo 83 per cent of tho popula
tion of tho city
Cypress wntor tanks havo boon
known to dofy decay for mora than a
uartor of n century.
Teacher Has Never
SPRINGFIELD, MO. Nearly 00 years
old, with 48 years of teaching to
her credit, Mrs. Mary S. Doyd, the pio
neer school teacher of tho Ozarks Is
still engaged In instilling into tho
minds of youth tho first elements of
learning In ono of Sprlnglleld's public
"If thero Is ono thing In the Ameri
can public school of which I disap
prove," Mrs. Boyd tolls her friends, "it
Is corporal punishment.
"I remember very distinctly how,
when a young girl going to school In
a log cabin schoolhouso, I sat In my
seat, frozen with terror, whonevcr tho
schoolmaster chastised an unruly pu
pil. Even when I was nenrly grown,
tho sight of a pupil being punished
mndo mo feel sick and faint How
grontly I feared tho slender birch
switch, a wholo bundle of which stood
In ono corner of tho schoolroom, Just
behind tho master's desk.
"1 began teaching school In Spring
field In 18C2, bofore tho torrlblo war
had begun. I havo trained probably
four generations from that tlmo to
this and havo seen from a teacher's
standpoint, all their Httlo traits and
icoich Lassie Sails
TO HELP wrm
NEW YOItlC Tho first woman stow
away to come to this port in many
years was brought in from Glasgow
on tho Anchor liner Columbia. Sho Is
Scotch, 18 years old, and her namo is
Annlo McKean. Tho lassie's present
was' discovered three days out from
Glasgow, nad sho was taken at once
before Captain Wadsworth.
Sho was not ovon a woo bit afraid,
and told her story with tho uncon
cern of a piofesslonal stowaway. Tho
first question asked by tho skipper
was why sho had boarded tho Colum
bia without a ticket That was easily
explained. Sho tossed It off In a sen
tence., Sho had no Intention of sailing
"it was liko this, ye ken," said Annlo
calmly. "Mrs. David McDowell of
Glnsga nnd her Ave woo bairns wero a
sallln' for Now York. Her raon was
to Join her at Movlllo. Sho needed help
with tho bairns and luggage, an' I
went nlong as far as Movlllo."
"Well, why did you not get off at
MEXICO CITY. Mexico is becoming
known in tho United States as a
port of missing men and a consider
able part of tho official correspondence
of tho American consulate hero Is an
swering inquiries nbout men who havo
wanderod from homes In tho states
and aro supposed to bo In this rovolu-tlon-rlddcn
Within a ynr over two hundred
cases of missing Americans supposed
to bo lu Mexico hnvo been reported to
tho consul gonoral.
Among tho recent cases reported
was tho dlsappoaranco of Mrs. Martha
Flnnngaij, of Joftorson City, Mo. Sho
is 71 years old and her friends lmvn
notllled Couaul-Gencral Guyant that
sho came to Mexico soveral months
ngo and disappeared.
G. W. Clark of Palrpolnt, S. D., lived
here for a couplo of years nnd wrote
homo regularly. Tho letters coascd to
arrive His frtonds In Monterey
mliwd I'tin, bijt what became of him
has novor been learned.
Walter u Scott of Hluff Roads, Kan..
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KVNSAS CITY, MO The stylo ot
douustlc architecture In Kansas
City has changed entirely In tho past
year or two, say architects, on account
of the piovnlont habit of sleeping out
of doors It Is a vurltablu return to
tho open nir llfo that Is animating the
people Sleeping out of doors is not a
fad1 In this city; It Is a custom aa (Irm
ly lutrt-nrucd as eating breakfast, al
though not yet so common.
The ib hlro for open nlr does not stop
with fcleeping. There nro families In
Kansas City that throughout tho sum
mer live In tho open nlr eating, Bleep
ing and visiting. Whether at work or
play, everything Is dono out of doors
Such a family lives at 3534 Campbell
ntreot, tho Swifts. J. C. Swift a for
mer president of tho Livestock Ex
change, four years ago began to sloop
on hla porclu At tho tlmo ho built
only a makeshift over his rear porch,
where ho could place a cot. Dut as ho
began to feel bettor upon awaking In
thu morning after a restful night, ho
resolved to live moro In tho open nlr.
An open-air dining room was added
to tho ground floor and tho sleeping
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Whipped a Pupi!
peculiarities. Hoys and girls ot today
do not get tho physical pnnlshment
that was administered to their parents
and grandparents. And I sincerely be
llevo tho modorn child can be managed
better without It My views on this
subject aro firm, and never In all ot
my experience hnvo I evor chastised
ono of my pupils."
Mrs. Poyd's control over her schol
ars was clearly demonstrated at tho
burning of tho Mary S. Doyd Public
school building, named In her honor, a
fow weeks ago. Soon after tho flro
was discovered she marshalled her pu
pils who, at her command, marched
from tho building in an orderly man
ner, leaving books and wraps behind.
Had It not been for tho mnstejjy han
dling thero would undoubtedly have
been a great loss of llfo among tho
four hundred or moro children In tho
As Mrs. Doyd converses, her eyes
sparkle like thoso of a 16-year-old
girl, and looking Into their dopths ono
would never imnglno themselves look
ing at ono whoso hair has long sinco
turned gray. Her face, though slightly
furrowed, Is marked with wrinkles
caused by smiles, and Is still fresh and
rosy. The lovo of work has discovered
for her the true "fountain ot youth,"
the elixir of which docs not allow her
spirit to becomo old, even though her
body has becomo frail. Her brain is
as clear and If unaware that sho Is
talking far publication sho gives her
listeners a veritable treat.
as a Stowaway
Movlllo when we stopped thero?" ask
ed Captain Wadsworth.
"Wcel, when we got there," replied
Annie, seriously, "I was so awfu sick
from tho pltchin' o' tho ship that I
really didna take tlmo to think o' goin'
"Somo ono would havo helped you
ashore," said the skipper.
"Weel, I didna even think o' that"
Thero wns only one thing that Annie
McKean did think of during her sea
son of forgetfulness, and that was tho
fact, pleasing to her, that David Mc
Dowell did not Join his wife aboard tho
Columbia at Movllle.
It occurred to Annie, merely as nn
afterthought, that Inasmuch as Mrs.
McDowell had tickets for herself and
husband and children, and Inasmuch
as Mr. McDowell did not appear at Mo
vlllo, It would not bo well for his ticket
to go "vncant" over tho Atlantic. So
Annlo assumed that sho might travel
on tho transportation of tho missing
When the Columbia docked the skip
per sent tho stowaway to Ellis Island,
whero tho Immigration officials will
probably deport her.
Mrs. McDowell and her live children
also face deportation. They hnvo no
means of support, and arc likely to be
come public charges.
Port of Mi;
is being anxiously sought by relatives.
Ho started for Mexico a year ago, but
never reached hero bo far as known.
A good iyiny men reported missing
aro bellevod to be in alio mountains
prospecting for gold. In somo cases
Americans come here for tho purposo
of severing homo ties and In such in
stances they stop writing nnd make it
a point to be hard to find.
The most peculiar disappearance
case on record here Is that of a young
business man from Illinois who acci
dentally learned the location of a mine
whllo touring this country. Leaving
his trunk at a hotel and without say
lng a word to any of his comoanlnna
he slipped away to tho mountains and
found tho mine. He remained thero
nnd went through a slcgo of mountain
fever which left him apparently not
much tho worso except a peculiar
lapse of memory about his former life
In Illinois. Ho prospered la mining
operations and remained In tho moun
tains for a couplo of years, being given
up for dead In tho meantimo by his
It bocumo necessary for him to go to
the city whero ho had left bis trunk
When ho walked into tho hotel ho was
recognized uy nttaches, nnd narration
of the story cleared his mind. Ho
wired at once to his family that ho
was all right.
room was mado permanent. Mrs. Swift
"When Mr. Swift began to sleep In
tho open air four yoars ngo ho was tllo
only ono In this block who embraced
tho fad. Ho liked it so woll that our
neighbors took up tho Idea and now of
tho 10 houses In tho block only threo
nro without sleeping porches. Manv
havo sun parlors in addition "
In addition to tho sleeping porch
moat of tho houses undar construction
In Kansaa City havo a sun parlor. It
Is usually built on tho llrst floor, with
windows to enclose It on thrco sides
during tho wlntor. In tho warm wouth.
or the glass Is removed and screens
Furniture stores nro all carrying es
pecial furniture for sleeping porches
"Wo had to put In porch beds," said n
furnlturo dealer. "Tho doninnd ro
contly has been enormous, Tho wholo-
saie nouses suy tuo need for such fur
nlturo Una grown to enormous propor
tions all over the country und will
mnko for bettor hoalth generally in the
courso of tlmo."
No mnn can doubt and at the same
tlmo still bellevo doubt Indulged too
often becomes doubt realized nnd n
skeptic. No mnn ovor can when ho
hns mado up his mind ho can't. No
man can succeed, and think nnd talk
and breathe au atmosphere ot failure
WtrTjrtssS1 ' hhvShs
Mr. William A. Itadtord will unswer
questions und Rive ailvlco FIIUK OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to tho
subject of building for the readers of
this paper. On account of his wldo expe
rience no Editor, Author and Manufac
turer, ha is, without doubt, tho highest
authority nn nil thenp subject. Aildroai
nil Inquiries to William A. Itadford. No.
131 Fifth Avo.. Chicago. 111., nnd only cn
cloio two-cent stamp for reply.
When tho subject of the concrete
building block is mentioned to somo
peoplo objection Is immediately offer
ed to It as something that is not de
sirable. Dut a revelation was mado
ot tho recent cement shows in Now
York nnd Chicago, whero marvelous
crcntions along this lino wero shown.
Thero is no question ns to tho econ
omy offered by tho concrcto block.
The only vnlid objection hns been tho
Bameness and iraitatlvo features of
the material. This fcaturo may now
be Bald to havo been removed entirely,
and It Is posslblo to build a houso of
blocks and havo a structure that will
present tho moat pleasing appear
ance. The other objection, that ot the
dampness of tho concreto block, Is no
longer tenable. There are many goad
nnd effective waterproofing compounds
now nvallablo that make tho surface
of tho block impervious to water, or
at least as waterproof as It Is desir
able to havo the block. Tho concreto
block should be Just porous enough to
take up the natural dampnps or hu
midity to prevent sweating on the In
side of tho house, as would be the ense
with a wall that was absolutely water
proof. In all parts of tho United States now
tho concreto block Is being used to Its
best advantage. This form of con
struction Is especially advantageous
to those In small towns whero gravel
Is availnblo for tho making of the
blocks. The machinery manufacturers
give full Instructions, and any man
who wnnts to build a homo with con-
creto blocks can do bo if he has tho
proper material. Oftentimes the nec
essary mnterial is available on tho lot
whero the building Is to bo put up, but
caro should bo exercised to uso only
A pleasing variation In the method
of using tho concreto block has been
in vogue In tho east for somo time. As
you know, tho monolithic wall for n
houso in too expensive, as it would re
quire as much lumber for tho false
work as would be required to build an
ordinary house. The same effect as a
monolithic wall has been nttained by
the use of the concrete block in an
unique manner. Tho blocks aro mado
In a regular machine in the same way
as all blocks aro made, with tho ex-
ception that no face plato Is used.
This gives a block with nn oxtromoly
rough face. After being proporly cured
tho blocks aro laid Into tho wall and
after thlB Is comploto tho outer sur
face Is phiBtered with cement mortar
and finished In nny desired way. Tho
result is a wall that has all tho appear
anco of a monolithic wall, Is hollow,
and yet not a penny has been expond
cd lor formB.
Wo show hero tho design of a con
crete block cottngo or bungalow, au
cottages aro termed now. Tho house
is twenty-two feet four Inchos wide
and thlrty-threo feet eight Inchos long
Tho general appearanco of the Iioubo
Is that ot cnzlncss and It Is one that
should appeal to homo lovers, it will
bo noted that ovon tho porch Is form
ed of concrete blocks. Directly off the
porch is a living room that has a II re
place. This room Is ten feet six Inches
wldo and eleven foot long. Back of
this room Is tho dining room, which Is
cloven foot squaro. Tho kitchen la
eleven feet long nnd ten feet wide.
Thero la ono bed room, nino fcot six
This houso enn bo built at very mod
crato cost, depending, ot courso, on
tho amount ot money tho builder do
Elros to expend on tho Instdo, Tho
blocks can all bo figured out beforo-
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mndo for tho houso, leaving no waste.
Another advantage about this houso.
Is that It will never need much repair,
and no paint Is required except for
tho window frames and sash. It will
be a houso that will always bo salablo
lf you should want to sell.
OF "RAB AND HIS FRIENDS"
Story Was First Told by Dr. John
Brown In a Lecture In His Native
The immortal story of "Itab and His
Friends" wns written "on tho quick,'
to use ono of Dr. John Urown'B favor
Uo expressions. His uncle, tho Hev.
Dr. Smith, of BIggar, asked him to.
givo a locturo in his native village
Ho had never lectured before, but was
anxious to say something to tho-"strong-brained,
prlmltlvo peoplo of
In a raro moment of Inspiration ho
declded to tell them Allio's story, tho
memory of which had never left him
Blnco his days In tho Mlntp Houso hos
pital. Ever ho saw tho beautiful face
of tho suffering woman, heard lhe
voice of tho heart-broken carrier en
treating him to tell all tho world what
his Allio was, and listened to Hab
whining at tho hospital door.
At 12 o'clock ono midsummer night,
says Mrs. Sarah Tooley, In the Corn
hill Magazine, he sat down to tell tho
tale, and by 4 o'clock ho had finished
it Ho called the lecturo "The How
gate Carrier. His Wlfo and His Dog
Hab," but his undo In Introducing the
subject to tho BIggar audience omit
ted tho last word, at which Dr. John
complained that his friend Rab had
been grievously Insulted.
"Thero is no doubt ho was a dog,"
ho explained, "but ho was a great deal
more he wus Hub."
Perhaps It was to mnko amends to
tho faithful creaturo that, when tho
- "Tfy ww
story appeared in print, the author en
titled It "Rub and His Friends."
Influence of Love.
Lovo Is said to make the world go
round; but who can answer tho ques
tion, after all? If not the most am
biguous word, it Is the most abused
word in any langungo. As with the
mustard seed thnt grew Into a great
tree, tho fowls of the air havo perched
In Its branches, claiming It as their
llghtful habitation. Somo havo been
of ill-repute, others of blight plumage
and sueet song. It would requiio an
anthology of all the poets to answer
the question, and then the verdict,
would be confusing and contradictory
From Pindar fo Austin Dobson, troni
the orgies of ancient pagan mysteries.
to tho thirteenth of First Corinthians,,
tho answers havo been numerous and
varied In Its lowest aspect, that
which Is often called love Is only pas
sion or desire, n base thing that grati
fies Itself at tho expeii30 of its ob
ject. All that Is worthy of tho namo
lnibhes lUulf upon its object. "Love
Bufforeth long and Is kind." Yet neith
er in tho baser nor in thu nobler class
Is found tho condition presented In the
present examples. Both agree that
youth and ago shall not mate, that
December nnd May shall not bo Joined
together. When that time comes,
SUenus will have taken tho bow of
Cupid nnd tho leer of grim Hecate re
placed burning Sapho's alluilng smile..
Astrology With Risks.
Formerly they had rough-and-ready
modes of testing claims to supernatu
"Dost thou know where thou wilt
pass Christmas?" asked Henry VII
of an astrologer. Ho could not
Whereupon tho king's grace which
did lovo a merry jest, mado unswer:
"Thon I am wlber than thou, for I
know that thou wilt spend Christmas
John Guleazzo, duko of Milan, is.
said to ha mado ovon raorrior at
tho expense of an astrologer who fore
told him that he would die early
"And how long do you expect to
live?" he Inquired of the prophet,
"My lord, my star promises me a
long life "
' Never truat to your star, man; you
are to bo hanged today," the duko
took enre that his own prediction
should bo fulfilled.
Just the Thing.
"Can you give my constituant horo-
a Job on your railroad?" asked th
"nut ho can't talk English."
"Well, give him a Job calling trains."
Hykcr Let's see- what Is it they
call fast steamships?
Pyker Ocean grey hoi' nda
Hykor Thnt's it Now, I suppose
they will call airships sky terrlors,
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