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A Haltltnoro cugonlst demands In
telligence In love. lmposBlblet
Havo a caro for your health. Don't
fool with a cold or monkoy with a
Now York linn u dog wenrlng car
rings. Probably tho property of pome
of tho $100 tlppors.
Our Idea of ultimate waste of money
li buying a $20 cornet becauao It gives
an uncorBetcd effect.
A New York theatrical
wants a "married choruH."
them are mnny times.
There Is grave dnnger that Inex
perienced young China will fall Into
tho handH of loan sharks.
A nlan In Vienna collapsed when he
learned thut he had won $3,000 on n
horso raco At that, ho was justified.
Statistics show that there are only
6,534 divorced women In tho United
States. Where can they all have gono?
An Indian man got his first shavo
at tho ago of one hundred a close
shavo to coino within tho century
Having read "Years of Discretion,"
the son of tho author proved that he
hadn't reached them by marrying at
It is now announced that tho Kng
llih sparrow is fine for fond. Watcb
the market prlco of sparrows go up
from now on.
Odd eyes are all tho style In Lon
don town nowadays. One of the so
ciety leaders must have engaged Id
The price of sliver spoons has ad
vanced ten per cent. Probably sc
many babies won't bo born with them
In their mouths now.
Cincinnati man employs his dog
to awaken him In the morning. Lucky
man I Many of us remain awake all
night from a like cbubo.
There's a man In Now York whe
says be can sing 6,000 old songs. It'i
a safo statement Ho'll never find a
body to hoar him through.
A coon was killed In an Atlantic
City botol. Probably coon hunting
will now bo taken up as a midwinter
diversion by tho smart set.
A Cincinnati physician has Invented
a machine that will do ones breathing
automatically. Now will become a
reality the man who Is too lazy to
Women are attending court In Kan
sas City theso days to learn how the
law 1b administered. Perhaps they
want to get a set of precedents for
Sir Georgo Ulrdwood comes to bat
with tho advice that to become an oc
togenarian, llko himself, nono need
worry about his health. Most people
don't while they huvo it
Kansas City has discovered that
very few married men aro In Its char
itablo Institutions. It may bo an
unjust Inference that tho married
men are being supported by their
A now nickel Is to bo minted. There
may bo tho usual criticisms upaa tho
now design, but to tho largo majority
it Is not tho design, but the
quality of nickels which holds vital
A laborer In a Connecticut town re
cently dug up an iron pot filled with
pieces o" eight Must have been buried
by a salesman of wooden nutmegs.
One Indignant mother says that she
does not wish her children taught pot
tery in schools, as thnt Is what nils
friend husband, who does nothing but
A bill has been Introduced nt Wash,
ington domandlng that imitation beet
bo labeled. Still, thero aro those who
hold that a man who can't tell the
real from tho Imitation doesn't do
Gorman scientists declaro that a
man of fifty Is nt his best, physically
and mentally. It is a little belated,
but as another knock nt tho Oalerian
theory, It will recelvo ono of tho cor
dial welcomes of tho season.
Tho naval practlco of shutting up
chickens in tho turret of tho Katha
din and then firing big guns nt It is a
highly cumbrous way of killing chick
ens. It recallB tho nroverhlal "ilr.
ing cunnon at snipes In a high wind."
Somo toys aro bo expensive that It
Is moro economical to set the children
up In housekeeping and railroading
than to buy tho Imltntlon articles.
Ilotwcen the pence assemblies and
war preparations tho poor dove of
peace, llko tho perplexed congress
man, wauts to know whero It is at
Tho German national aviation fund
is over a million and a half, Tho re
sults from this big amount nro In
every point of view literally in tho
NO PLAGE FOR POOR
Mining at Dawson Available Only
to Men With Big Capital.
Pioneer Says There Are sections of
the Yukon That Have Not Yet
Been Scratched by
Now York. Henry Plnklert, who
used to bo a merchant In Han Fran
cisco und went to tho Klondlko In
3897, and has been In business In or
around Dawson City ever since, ar
rived recently at the Dreslln. Ho says
thero aro no mining opportunities In
tho Immediate neighborhood, of Daw
Bon, except for men and companies
with big capital.
"Dawson Is not growing," said Mr.
Plnklert. "In tho early days there
wero all kinds of mining right there
on tho ground for the Individual, hut
now. for a radius of about 50 miles
around the town, the territory Is bo
worked out that only big corporations
can make money working It, and these
havo taken up a great deal of tho
land. Tho biggest operations In tho
neighborhood are being carried on by
n South African company, which owns
or practically controls all the claims
within thut no-mile radius that the
(luggenholms do not control.
"In the ilnyn of tho gold rush a man
would Htuku his claim, which would
run 500 feet. Tim moment ho got
thut worked down to low grado he
was up against a proposition thnt re
quired dredges und hydraulic ma
chinery to work on a profitable basis.
Tho majority of small clalmholdors
sold out, and some gave options. A
few nro still holding out for tholr
prices. Tho government gives n man
tho right to hold his claim so long as
$200 worth or work Is dono on It In a
"Hut the situation at Dawson does
not end tho Klondlko for the prospec
tor by any means. I should nay that
part of Yukon territory Is still In Its
Infancy as a gold producer. In spite
of the millions thnt havo been taken
out. Tho great difficulty has been
getting Into the Interior. Small boats
go up tho streams now for hundreds of
miles, but still there are regions prac
tically unproapectcd. In the past few
years tho Canadian government has
helped transportation by subsidizing
theso craft, and this makes It possible
for minora to carry up their grub In
tho fall and continue their work In
tho winter. In my opinion, ono of
theso days wo shall hear of discoveries
up thero that will mako tho Klondike
finds seem Insignificant. From Daw-
"DOPE" FIEND IS SLY
Quick Witted and Dangerous Per
sons Who Use Cocaine.
Many Are Said to Have Become Ad
dicted to the Habit Through a Mere
Toothache Efforts Being Made
to Stamp Out Evil.
New York, Disclosures made bo
foro tho grand juries of Kings coun
ty recently und inquiries at police
headquarters reveal that tho illicit
ualo of cocalno has grown bo rapidly
during tho lust two years that it stands
at the head of tho lUtof drugs which
aro sold illegally throughout tho city.
Tho police record for 1911 shows live
arreatB and three convictions for sell
ing tho drug. Forty-three Indict
ments returned by the grand Juries in
Hrooklyn In tho last two months and
25 cases brought Into court by Man
hattan detectives show that tho cm-
sado against tho evil Is bearing fruit.
Two detectives who huvo been busy
running down Illegal tellers of tho
drug for tho last seven or eight years
told recently of eccentricities of tho
victims. "It Is a strange thing," said
one, "that inoru than two-thirds of the
men who bell tho drug Illegally uru
numbered among tho victims. Negroes
are addicted to the habit to a great
degree. In fact, It wuu In the south
thut tho habit of snulllng tho drug
tlrst camo to light. In New York
city thero aro hundreds who havo be
come victims through a mere tooth
ache. "In running down those who vio
lated thu penal codo in selling the
drug I havo found tho cocaine victim
to bo a quick-fitted and dangerous
person. I recall ono place In particu
lar In lowor Third avenue, whero I
took part In a raid on a saloon, and
found four drug users. Ono hud sil
ver bucklos on his suspenders and
tho buckles wero In box form and
contained grains of tho stuff. Another
hud a seal ring ,thu top of which
opened on u hinge and thu Inside was
tilled with cocaine. 1 entered a pool
room near Chatham square looking
for cocaine and was sure that tho
"white stuff'' was bold on tho prom
ises. I searched for several hours,
and finally camo upon buveral books.
A holo Into tho center of tho leaves
about an inch square was used ns a de
pository for the drug. If tho 'hang
ers on' had not appeared so studious,
I believe I would havo been complete
Tho police of the largo cities, from
Maine to California, aro tlghtlug tho
ovll. In Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Hal
tlmore, Denver, Salt Lake City and
San FrauclBCO tho Increased sale of
cocalno has mado tho polico suspi
cious, and they aro trylug to discov
er tho medium through which the
drug reaches tho underworld. Tho
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Postmaster General Hitchcock mailing the first package by parcel post.
It was addressed to Postmaster Morgan nt New York and contained a sil
ver loving cup, which Inter will be suitably engraved and placed In the Na
son to White Horse It In 410 miles and
there are numerous regions on both
sides of the way that never have been
"Wo lost a lot of prospectors eight
or nino years ago. They wont over
tho border Into Alaska, where thoy
seem to have dono well. These Includ
ed some of tho best of our prospectors.
Still about 2 HO men aro working on
Scrogg's creek this winter. They
tako out the frozen soli by thawing
with steam and using pickaxes, pile It
up and then put It In the sluice boxes
for washing In summer.
"Dredges are now working longer In
the neighborhood of Dawson than
used to be possible. Of course, you
temptation to Bell tho drug illegally
is duo to tho enormous profit de
rived. Tho average cost of tho drug at
wholesale Is about $3 an ounce ,und
It sells at tho rate of $16 an ounce.
DREADNOUGHT OUT OF DATE
British Ship of That Name Assigned
to Fourth Battle Fleet Was
Built Six Years Ago.
London. How fleeting Is the glory
of tho modern fighting Bhlp Is Illus
trated In tho case of the British bat
tleship Dreadnought, the building of
which, as a result of the report of
tho Urltlsh naval attaches who ac
companied Admiral Togo's fleet in the
first naval battles in tho Gulf of
Pechlll against tho Pacific fleet of Rus
sia, caused a revolution In battleship
This onco proud vessel Is now con
sidered so far out of dato that she
Is being removed from the first bat
tin squadron and assigned to the
MORE SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA
Czars Policy Gives Impetus to Popu
lar Education Big Gain In Last
St. Petersburg. Popular education
In Russia Is making rapid strides In
advance; so much bo that tho next
statistics of people who can neither
read nor write, not long ago officially
estimated at CO per cent, of tho total
population, will certainly Indicate n
notable decrease. In tho Inst fifteen
years public Instruction has immense
Tho existing Bystom of stnto schools
was founded In tho secoad half of
tho nineteenth century, when tho
edict of tho abolition of serfdom ap
peared. Until tho year 18C0 Russia
only had 4,077 public schools. When,
In lKfil. dm 7inatvn were estnb-
llHlii'fl tin, tmt.iii.il. tt nnhnnln tn i
creased rapidly and at tho end of the
sixties thero were in UuBsia 22.770
schools with 1,110,915 pupils.
Under Alexnndor III. popular edu
cation mado further advances, and at
tho end of his reign tho number of
schools had reached 43,285 with 2,
070,000 pupils. Under the present
czar educational matters havo re
ceived Increased attention. Thus tho
schools opened by tho zomstvos wero
granted a stato subsidy of $190 for
every fifty pupils, whllo tho teachera
got Increases In salary.
At tho present time thoro are In
Russia 100,295 elementary schoolo and
C, ISO, 510 pupils. Or theso schools
50,910 havo boon opened under tho
reign of Nicholas II., tho present czar.
cannot work a dredge in winter unlest
you boll the water about it to keep it
from freezing. The dredge has to be
turned around In order to be used.
Ilefore they got to doing this a dredge
coutd not start to work until Juno 16,
and it had to shut down in September.
Now It can begin work May 1 and
continue until tho end of the year.
"Commercially, thero Is nothing do
ing In Dawson. Still, the business peo
ple there aro In fine condition.
"The dnnco hall clement and nil the
undesirable part of tho former popula
tion of Dawson have been weeded
out," added Mr. Plnklort, "and today
the town Is as clean as any In the
fourth battlo squadron, which Is
based on Gibraltar. The Dreadnought
has been In commission less than six
years, and whllo not considered obso
lete Is moro outclassed by tho latest
ships than were the pre-Dreadnoughts
distanced by her when she was first
A few weeks ago the battleship
King Georgo V. was commissioned.
She has a broadside of no less than
14,000 pounds. This gives her a bu
periority of 106 per cent over the
Dreadnought, which was only 28 per
cent better than tho last pre-Dreadnoughts.
Tho new armored crlusers
oven nro CO per cent, moro powerful
than tho Dreadnought No British
armored ship Is reckoned effective to
day that has been launched over 18
At tho battlo of Trafalgar the 27
British ships averaged 27 years from
tho dato of launching. Tho Victory
herself was SO years old.
Bobsled Cupid's Aid.
New York. Cupid was a member
of tho party of forty youths and mem-bcra-from
the fashionable section of
the Bronx who wont sleighing. When
the party returned four of Its mem
bers announced their engagement.
In the same porlod tho number of In
dustrial Bchools has risen from 1,233
to 2,748. A toucher in tho state
schools now begins on a salary of $172
a year. After five years he drawa
$200, after ten years $220 and the
maximum is only $270 a year.
HEN TRIES TO HANG ITSELF
Conscience Stricken Because It Fail
ed to Lay Its Share of High
Tarrytown, N. Y. Mary, tho pet
hen of Miss Hannah Mace of North
Tarrytown, attempted bulcldo. Miss
Maco gravely Insists that Mary was
conscience stricken, because, at tho
high prlco of eggs, sbo had not been
able to contribute her share
Tho hen flow up on n wlro fenco,
and, then, sticking her head through
one of tho holes, jumped off. Thero
she was slowly strangling to death,
when her owner, attracted by tho oth
er chickens cackling aud making u
great uolso In tho yard, ran out and
rescued her pet.
To n reporter Miss Maco said:
"Mary was hit by an automobile somo
monthB ago, and slnco that tlmu sho
has not been nblo to lay any eggs.
"Mary became despondent, and for
a woek I have noticed a far-away look
In her eyes. Sho didn't caro about
her appearanco, and her feathers wero
loft uncombed. Finally sho began to
starve herself, and whon alio could
not stand It any longer she just tried
How to Act at a Reception.
Will you plenso answer tho follow
ing questions in regnrd to u recep
tion? How Is punch or frnppe served?
Should ono shako hands with those
who servo It und with those serving In
tho dining room? ,
Do they have some ono to show you
around and Introduce jou to thoso
you havo not met? If not, do you In
Tell mo some of the plentmnt things
to say to those receiving. Greenhorn.
Punch and frappc aro served from
n largo bowl in small glasses. It Is
not nccesrary or customary to shako
hands with nnyone except thoso in the
Thero should be Hoveral Intlmnto
friends to look out for nnd Introduce
strangerB to at least two or three per
sons, thus putting them at their case.
Under certain conditions you might
It Is impossible to write out In de
tail pleasant things to say. Express
your pleasure at being present nnd, of
course, remark that It is a charming
affair, or wordB to that effect.
For a Huntsman's Party.
I wish to entertain a, party of hunts
men and would llko you to suggest tho
table decoration and what refresh
ments I should servo. I expect to
havo them In tho evening and thought
n Dutch lunch would be nico.
A Dutch supper would be suitable,
for men always llko plain things with
few frills. Why not havo n camp ket
tlo with flowers for tho ccntorpleco,
with bmall ones filled with salted nuts
at each plate? It would be fun to
havo a .regular camp supper broiled
bacon, eggs, baked potatoes, flapjacks
and sirup, with coffee. This would bo
a decided novelty nnd very Informal.
Ask tho men to come In huntsman's
garb nnd tho ladles in shirtwaist BUlts.
You might have a fish and game din
ner. A Valentine Reception.
The junior class of our high school
Is going to glvo a reception to tho
seniors on Februnry 14. How soon bo
fore tho recaption should the Invita
tions bo sent out? What could wo
Jservo for,refreshments? Wo do not
desire anything very elaborate about
two courses. Could you suggest a
pretty way for decorating tho tnblo,
Fancy Dresses for
Tho first child pictured wears a
Folly dress, a species of carnival cos
tume; or, if you prefer, April fool.
It would look well carried out In pale
yellow, blue and whlto; tho skirt of
yellow nlnon would havo a tunto of
pale blue faced black with whlto, tho
triple alliance being equally carefully
distributed In tho construction of tho
corsage and cap. A folly stick is car
jied in tho hand,
Tho boys' costume should be made
,ot some cotton material, tho edges
;slit up into long points, whllo ono
iblack and ono red stocking adds to
tho general domonlsh appearanco, and
also tho closo-flttlng Uttlo skull cap,
'with Its ears and horns, tho lattor
fashioned out of cap wire closely cov
ered. Turning out a dress of this
description at home provides an in
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of tho dining room, whllo the gueste
will bo seated along tho wallu? Ituth.
Just as soon as you read this get
out your Invitations, for young people
have many engagements at this Bea
Bon. For refreshments get your baker
to mako to order heart-shaped patty
shells to bo filled with cream oysters;
decorato with hearts cut from carrots
with vegetable cutter; havo heart
shaped sandwiches. Then havo pink
Ico crenm, cut heart-shaped, with a
gilt arrow Btlcklng in It. Have tho tn
blo powdered with tiny pink hearts
laid on In heart outlines, surrounding
n heart form filled with flowers. The
tinsmith will mako It.
As to Wedding Expenses.
What expense should the groom;
benr in tho preparation for his mnri
rlago? Also what should tho bride or
her people? E. S. T.
The only oxpenso borne by the.
bridegroom Is for tho carriago that
takes him nnd his best man to thet
church and himself and bride away
Ho buys tho wedding ring, bouquet
for bride and attendants nnd usually
gives his best man and ushers favors;
and, of courso, pays the marriage fee.
Tho brldo'a family entertain tho wed
ding guests and meet all other ex
Duty of Groom's Parents.
When n couple becomo engaged la
It necessary for the groom's parents
to send cards or any message to tho
bride's pnrcnts, they having n8 yet no
acquaintance nnd not residing near
enough to each other to exchange
When a young man notifies his,
pnrcntB of his engagement thoy cer
tainly should send a noto of welcome,
to tho prospcctlvo daughtor-ln-law
And It Is a very pretty courtesy to ask
her to visit them.
What would be the proper refresh-r
ment for a two o'clock wedding, and,
should a bride wear a veil? The wed
ding la to be In June. Genevieve.
Chicken salad, sandwiches, coffee,.
Ico cream and wedding cake with cof
fee will be tho proper outlay, Just the
same bb for nn evening wedding. Djr
nll means a bride should wear a veil.
It is the ono nnd only occasion a girt
has that privilego and she should
avail herself of it. What is Bweeter
than a Juno bride? Juno is tho month
of roses and of brides.
For a Handkerchief Booth.
Will you please send mo sugges
tions for a handkerchief booth for a
church fair, to bb all In whlto? Chair,
Havo tho attendants wear handker
chief caps and aprons; mako balls ot
handkerchiefs by stringing from the
center nnd hang round tho booth.
They can bo cut off as sold. For a
background use white crcpo paper,
dipped in thin mucllago and then cov
ered with diamond dust.
the Winter Season
credible amount of Interest and fun
and Incidentally brings forth nil mam
nor of resourcea hithorto undream
Tho dear little milkmaid speaks for
herself, a suggestion that could bo
BiicceBBfully carried out or a child
from elx years upwards. Tho inten
tion Is frankly plcturosqvo, nnd espoi
dally designed to bo carried out In,
tho most Inexpensive washing mate
rials. A flowered mercerized muslin
for the bouffant tunic, and n thin strip,
ed cotton for tho skirt, a soft whlto
muslin kerchief and cuffs Imparting
tho daintiest or touches. Tho threo
legged stool nnd milk pall aro necos
sary accessories, tho lattor carriod on
the head, which Is picturesquely tied
up In a silk handkerchief, the ends
knotted under tho chla.
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