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MAKING MONEY WITH GAS
WAS CHEERFUL AND RESIGNED
WAR IS COSTING ITALY MUCH
THE WORKING DOLLAR
WILD DOGS MENACED PARIS
SerUua Situation That Became One of
the Worst Feature of Reign
So many startling events happened
from day to day during the Reign of
Terror that the apparition of wild dogs
In Paris was commonly overlooked.
But It was quite natural. The greater
part of the grandees, who fled or went
Into hiding, kept dogs, and very few
of them were able to make arrange
ments for the poor beasts when they
' The dogs, abandoned, took to the
atreets of course, and shortly they be
gan to congregate In two packs, one
occupying the Champs Elysees, and
one the Bois'tie Boulogne. Soon they
became a public danger. Carlyle pokes
fun at Santerre, the brewer, who pro
posed a law that all dogs should be
hanged; be had not noticed the para
graphs in the newspapers telling how
people had been attacked in the
At length the situation became real
ly grave, as is easily understood when
thousands of starving animals have to
find subsistence in a starving city.
Many of them were wolf hounds, and
of powerful fighting breeds. So In
September, 1793, drastic measures
were taken against the Champs Ely
Two battalions of the National
Cuard surrounded the area, leaving a
gap toward the Rue Royale, while mul
titudes of ragamuffins beat the cover.
The game was driven up to the Rue
Royale to the Place Royale. where
troops made a battle of It, firing vol
leys. Three days consecutively this
operation was repeated and - more
than three thousand dogs lay in the
A certain Oaspardin received orders
to clear them away, and he, short of
means, applied for the Royal equip
ages. It was a timely Jest, greeted
with applause. o M. Gaspardin
packed the dead dogs neck and heels
In the gilded coaches as full as they
would bold, and made a state proces
sion through delighted Paris.
HARD ON MRS. PACKER, TOO
Little Mistake In Matter of Tickets
Causes No End of Annoy
Blueberry was a small and unimpor
tant rural railroad station, and the
post of ticket agent was held by Mrs.
Nancy Dipple, an energetic woman
who lived near the tracks. Travel to
and from the town was light, and hav
ing little use for a separate office, Mrs.
Dipple sold railroad tickets, when they
were called for, at her own house,
where she kept her stock for safety
In a bureau drawer.;
Besides selling tickets, Mrs. Dipple
"did for"; houseful of boarders and
a shiftless husband. A ticket for
town being required one day when the
agent's hands were occupied with the
mixing of biscuit dough, Mrs. Dipple
requested her husband to act as her
representative, and he obligingly com
plied. A little i later he appeared In
the kitchen wtth -a troubled brow.
"Nancy," ; he askedj anxiously, "was
any of the town tickets bluer
. "No all red said Nancy.
"Well, Mr. Dipple rubbed bis head
with a disturbed look, "I sold Mrs.
Packer a blue ticket, an' then after
wards I noticed some , red tickets In
the drawer, an' "
"Forevermore!" Mrs. Dipple broke
out In great vexation. "Did I ever see
the like! . You've gone and sold her
one o' my milk tickets, the last one
I had, you careless critter, and sow
the train's gone and. we can't get it
hack! And milk's so dear, too!"
Modern Appliances for Whaling.
The use of the modern whaling can
non in place of the old-fashioned and
more picturesque hand harpoon has
been familiar for a good many years,
but It is probably, not widely known
that another modern Invention has
beeu pressed into service. Compressed
air Is now pumped into the whale's
carcass until it resembles a toy bal
loon, and the hole filled with oakum,
so that the whaler may set the car
cass afloat with a buoy to mark it,
without danger of Its sinking.
In this way time can be saved In
starting on the pursuit of other whales
.which may be in sight
Heroism of Women.
' It is painful to note that few Car
negie medals go to women. One might
infer from this that heroism is exclu
sively a male characteristic, comments
the Philadelphia Inquirer. Fortunately,
It isn't so. As a fact most women have
to be heroes to get through this world
at all. They do things right along
(which would make a man famous.
.Some of them exhibit constant hero
jisn. by living with men who ought to
in Jal or in the tomb. But, aside
(from suoh considerations, women have
tdone their share in every branch of
(heroic effort so far as opportunities
Appeal to National Pride.
The Italian wrestler Bruggllo
proceeding cautiously, says a writer
,1a the Chicago Evening Post. He was
Stealing his opponent out, stalling him
off with various pokes and not show-
ting that daring in attack that the
Lerowd likes. Most of them were silent,
but one adviser, seated far away, kept
yelling to him to "take a chance." As
fthls seemed to make no impression
iwith repetition, he shouted anally
"Take a chance, you wop lobster. Co
f.umb'is took a chance.
Up-to-Date Equipment Installed In
New Melting House of Brit
Four tons of gold will on an aver
age be melted down each working day
in the wonderful new melting house
now being completed for service next
year at the royal mint, near the Tow
er of London.
The new melting house will be the
most complete In the world. It Is
much larger than the existing one,
end is to contain ten furnaces, all
heated by gas. The present melting
house has only four such furnaces.
Gas furnaces alone are now used at
the royal mint for the meltirg down
of precious metal, coke furnaces hav
ing been finally banished in March
last. No less an amount than 80,
000,000 worth of gold has been melted
down by gas since the special furnaces
Many experiments were carried out
.before gas was accepted as the best
medium for the melting. In connec
tion with the tests Mr. Rigg, the super
intendent of the operative department,
paid a number of visits to factories
in London and the country and made
a tour in Canada and the United
States with the object of obtaining
evidence as to the value of gas as a
fuel. At length a special type of fur
nace was designed by officials at the
mint, and a gas burner made by Mr. S.
N. Brayshow, of Manchester, . was
Ordinary gas is taken from .. the
-street main for the melting and mixed
with air from a powerful blowing en
gine. It is found that by the use of
gas the crucibles for the gold last long
er than they did when coke was em
ployed, each crucible enduring eight
een heatings under gas as against
twelve under coke. In addition, the
cost is less, having been reduced from
7d. to 5d. for each hundred weight of
gold melted. London Mail.
BYRON HAD LITERARY AGENT
Author's Representative Not New- In
vention for the Torment of
Much his been written lately about
literary agents, as if they were a new
invention of the Evil One for the tor
ment of publishers. But in looking
over Byron's letters the following one
shows clearly enough that the first
John Murray, who published for Bryon,
had to cope with authors' representa
tives Just as the third and fourth
John Murray s do today and, by the
way. John Murray IV., who is an ac
tive and pleasing young man. is taking
more and more of the burden of his
father's business. Here is Byron's
letter to John I.:
"Can't accept your courteous offer.
These matters must be arranged with
Mr. Douglas Kinnaird. He is my trus
tee and a man of honor To him you
can state all your mercantile reasons,
which you might not like to state to
me personally, such as 'heavy season.'
'flat public,' 'don't go off.' 'lordship
writes too much.' 'won't take advice,'
'declining popularity.' 'deduction for
the trade.' 'make very little.' 'generally
lose by him.' 'pirated edition.' 'foreign
edition.' 'severe crltitBms.' etc., with
other hints and howls for an oration,
which I leave DoiikIhs. who la am ora
tor, to answer.
"23d August. 1821"
Apparently the song of the publish
er to the author whh exactly the same
almost h century agu as it is today.
The Italian Soldier Under Fire.
These Italian soldiers were a new
experience to me.i For sheer unemo
tional daring I have never seen any
thing to equal the behavior of the Ital
ian soldier under fire, and mark you.
heavy fire. They are. as a whole, a
tplo.ndld body of men from the point
cf view of ' physique and discipline.
Much more than this can be said, bow
ever. ' The good spirits and earnest
ess and other good soldierly qualities
r f these men can only be spoken of in
terms of highest praise. "Chummy"
is the word I must use to describe the
relationship and feeling existing be
tween officers and - men, and under
such conditions where each is so es
sential to the other a wiser policy can
not be adopted. Frank J. Magee, in
Very Ancient Sword.
"Some of the Arabs have . two
handed Bwords," says ex-Lieutenant
Montague, late with the Turks in
Tripoli, "left behind by the crusad
ers." But one never can be certain
of anything in this world. After one
of the British campaigns in Egypt an
officer brought back as trophy such a
formidable weapon, which he hast
ened to submit to the late Mr. Jack
Latham, head of the Wilkinson Sword
company, in Pall Mall, saying that,
n his opinion, the thing belonged to
the first half of the eleventh century.
"No," said Mr. Jack, with a smile,
after a slight scrutiny of the blade,
"it belongs to the second half of the
nineteenth century. There's our trade
mark in the corner of the hilt"
English Women Intemperate.
' "Women now provide a dispropor
tionately large part of the habitual
drunkards." says the head constable
of Liverpool, England. Thus,, during
1910, in the class of three or more
convictions within twelve months
there were 133 men and 184 women,
and in the class of six to sixty con
victions (all told) there were 733 men
and 774 women. For two years the
"black list" In Liverpool has consist
ed solely of women. "Temperance."
.Entertaining Event That Dispelled the
: Blues With Which Algernon Was
"How do you like this weather, Al
gernon," asked Mr. Topfloor as he got
into the elevator one cold evening last
"I doesn' mm it sah. Tain so bad,
but it might be better," replied Alger
non impartially. "Any ol' t'ing de
'good Lo'd likes suits me, sah." -;
"ft is pleasant to find you so re
signed and so cheerful," commented
"T'ank you," Is right cheerful dis
ebenin'," replied Algernor with a broad
grin. Ts mighty blue las' night, but
I's well now, t'ank de Lo'd. I had a
right pleasant aft'noon at a fr'en's
house, an' dat kin' cheer me up. Wot
de 'casion? De 'casion was de fune'el
ob his sister. Dere was mighty . big
doin's to cel'b'ate de 'vent, an' de
whole party so cheerful an' 'signed
like, I couldn' help bein' elebated up,
too. Yessar dat so, de half dollars an'
de quartans de does count', t'ank you',
sah, t'ank yo! Mebbe yo' .don' know,
sah, pursued Algernon, cheerfully, as
Mr. Topfloor took out his latch key to
open his front dor, "dat de gas pipes
Is froze an dere ain no dinners bein'
cooked in de 'partroen's dis ebenin'?
De gas man's confab'latln' wif de
pipes now. He done brung his bag. o"
lnst'uments, an' 1 guess he gwine op
erate on de dif'ent meters, but ef he
say dere's any danger of a conflabgra
tion in de house. I sut'ny will rimform
yo. sah." New York Press.
AS A BEGGAR REMEMBERED
Remarkable Character Who Died In
. 1681 Left Bequest for Benefit
Gifts of clothing are being made In
many market towns and villages of
Surrey to the poor from a bequest
left for the purpose by Henry Smith,
or "Dog" Smith, as he was more gen
erally called; having earned the so
ubriquet from the fact that -be was
never seen without a dog at bis heels
This remarkable character lived
about two and a half centuries ago,
and was one of the best known fig
ures in Surrey. lie was originally a
silversmith In the city of l.ondon,
and, prospering in business, acquired
estates in different parts of England.
Developing eccentricities as he grew
old, be adopted Inn life of a beggar.
His wanderings were confined almost
entirely to Surrey, and be is said to
have begged his way through .every
town and village in the country. At
is death in 1SR1 he left, all nis
wealth to the market towns and par
ishes of Surrey, and the mdowmeuts
enabled each town to spend 1250 and
each village about $30 on the pur
chase of clothing for lis poor.
Mitcliam, tinwerer. was excluded
from his benefactions. Smith's ex
planation being tbai oq one occasion
the inhabitants of MHcbain whipped
him through the village as a comuion
vagrant. London 'hronU:lev '
Danger of Gaolene Fumes..
In a loiter to the New York Med
ical Journal Dr T. 1. W. flm-tcney de
clares that puniic warning should tie
given in regard to otinger (Youi fume
where gasolene ts burned and , cius
the case of a man wno wan found un
conscious and near deuto after oe
tng for a short time in a small room
in which an automobile engine was
"Some time ago." he says. "I was
also called to see a plumber who
was rendered helpless and almost un
conscious by fumes from nts gasolene
torch. It appear? that only a small
amount of the rtmies is necessary to
cause helplessness and that there is
little or no warning of danger in tue
feeling of the one affected.
'"Persons working alone in tbeir
small private garages are in gravn
danger when they let their engines
run for even a short time," says Dr.
Plnckney. "Chance aloue saved the
men in the two cases I mention."
Reviving Old Mackintoshes.
Shabby old mackintoshes can be
made as good as new at borne .for a
small outlay, and by the exercise of a
little care and patience. Boll n
little linseed oil and edd to this about
20 drops of terebene (to be had at any
chemist's). While hot apply this mix
ture to the mackintosh with a brush.
Allow it about 4S hours to dry in, and
then wash the whole over with India
rubber solution dissolved in methy
lated spirits to the thickness of cream.
Leave this another two days to dry
and the mackintosh will be found to
have a smaath and hard surface, as
calculated to resist all moisture as
when the coat was new. The same
process will, o fcourse, do for rain
hats, sponge bags and all water-proofed
Measuring River Flows.
In its work of stream gauging
measuring the flow and volume of riv
ers by up-to-date methods the United
States geological survey co-operated
during the past fiscal year with 13
states; the states contributing over
$49,000 and the survey doing the work.
The geological survey also co-operated
in this work with the reclamation ser
vice, the office of Indian affairs and
the forest service. Ninety-six gauging
stations were maintained in co-operation
with the reclamation service, IS
in co-operation with the Indian office
and 194 in co-operation with the for
est service on streams draining na
tional forests. In all 1,105 gauging
stations were in operation at the close
of the last fiscal year.
Spending Vast Sums in Cannonading
at Nothing More Vulnerable
Than Desert Sands.
The correspondent of the London
Daily Express who is now with the
Turkish forces in Tripoli says that
the Turks are hoping much from the
cost of the war to Italy. The war is
costing Turkey nothing, but the Ital
ians are spending vast sums in inces
sant cannonading at nothing more
vulnerable than the desert sands. The
correspondent says that there are Ital
ian prisoners in the hands of the
Turks and that they are well treated,
and especially the wounded. He then
adds: "The Turkish doctors have
other patients, too. I was in one of
the medical tents this morning, and
-there entered a muffled little figure
in the dress of an Arab girl. Hiding
her face, she crouched on the floor,
and the doctor, removing bandages
and pads, showed me a ghastly cavity
In the poor little creature's shoulder.
An Italian bullet had entered from
behind! and had passed through,
making a dreadful wound. . I ques
tioned her, and the child, still muf
fling her face in her striped robe, told
me how the Christian soldiers broke
into her father's house and killed her
.mother and sister, and how she, being
near the' door, had run out into the
street. Some of the soldiers followed
her to the door, and stood there firing
at her as she -ran down the street;
and 'At last,' said she, 'one of those
Christians shot me as you see, here in
the shoulder, and I fell down.' "
MULEY HARD GOES HUNTING
Sultan of Morocco Uses the Tele
phone, Wireless and Acetylene
During Day's 8 port.
Muley Hand, Sultan of Morocco,
has evidently made up his mind to
make the best of things and have as
good a time as he can.
A short time ago he expressed the
desire to go partridge and rabbit
hunting. To go out without an army
would have been impossible to him a
few months ago, before the French
.occupation of Fez. But he started out
one morning with a small escort, and
had good luck at hunting, white no
-rebellious tribesmen took a shot at
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon he
found a tent set up and luncheon
served. On the way home he stop
ped at a French fort, used the tele
phone to call up his palace at Fez and
saw for the first time wireless tele
graph in operation. -
After many trials the operator suc
ceeded in getting into communication
with the station on the Eiffel Tower,
and the Sultan sent a message to his
minister In Paris, El Mokri.
Acetylene lamps were used to light
his entry into Fez, and the Sultan was
as pleased, over 'the day's sport as a
child with a new toy.
Benefits of the Fire.
The fife alarm sounded and a va
grant who had been huddled in a dark
hallway crept out and Joined 'the
crowd hurrying to the midnight fire.
Presently others of his fraternity ap
peared. ... .-..
"Why do all you Johnnies always
break your necks to get to a fire?"
said a man who was something of a
fire fiend himself. '
The vagrant pointed to a woman
who was emerging . from a nearby
apartment house carrying a pail of
"There's the answer," he said. "At
'every winter fire that gives the fire
men a hard tussle the women of the
neighborhood bring out coffee and
sandwiches to brace them up. Some
times the firemen don't have time to
snatch a bite, sometimes they do.
Anyhow, there is sure to ' be some
thing left over, and the women well.
it's a hard-hearted woman that won't
rve a poor devil a cup of coffee a
night like this."
The man kept an eye on his candid
derelict. He got two cups of coffee
and two sandwiches.
California Wine Grapes.
The total number of tons of wine
grapes handled by the wineries in
,tiis vicinity during the last season
.rescues the surprising total of 70,000
tons, writes a Lodi correspondent. If
.this 70,000 tons of grapes had been
.converted into sweet wine the total
number of gallons would approximate
5,600,000. It would be safe to say
that at least 10 per cent, of this ton
nage was converted into dry wines,
which would bring the number of gal
lons up to a higher figure.
As between table and wine grapes
the wine grape industry at the pres
ent time looks to be in the better
shape. At $10 a ton for the common
variety of grapes a rancher can show
some profit. As table grapes have
been selling for the last year or so
there is little or no profit in them.
Walter Damrosch, the eminent mu
sician, told, at a dinner in New York,
a story about Patti.
' "When the Patti fever was at its
height." he said, "a worthy Philadel
phia couple decided to buy tickets at
$8 each. So they drew $16 out of
"But $16 seemed a good deal of
money to spend on a single evening's
music. In brief, after a serious talk,
the worthy couple decided to devote
the $16 to charity. :
' "So they sent the money to a poor
man whom they knew and the pool
man bought two tickets with It, and
took his wife to hear Patti."
An idle dollar is like an idle man a drag upon the com
munity. Some men are idle because they can not find work.
A dollar can always find work. "We put them to work. "We
make your savings work for you. In other words, the dollar
you work for and save, we can put to work working for you."
We make it work for you while you are sleeping.
You cultivate the habit of saving, then deposit your sav
ings with U3. It's a good habit. And it's a pleasure to know
that your hard earned dollars are now earning for you. Come
in and let us explain the system that has helped others to ac-'
cumulate money and property. , .
We pay Four Percent on deposits.
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