The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 12, 1911, Image 8

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Congregational Church.
The Congregational church announces
the following programme for Kueter
Sunday, and invitee the public to wo
ehip with them.
Morning service 11 o'clock.
Organ prelude Mrs, W. S. Evanh
Scripture The Visit to the Tomb
Response rianctU3" Choir
Hymn "Jeeus Christ the Sou"'
Scripture The Visit of Peter and
John to the Sepuichr
Response. Choir
Offertory. .
..Mr. W.S. Evans
Solo Tim Lord is Kipn" Lansing..
Mis Galley
Sermon "Easter Ita Larger Outlook
Anlhem "IVaieo Yo I he Father"
Kveuing prugi amine S o'clock.
Orgnn prelude M:rf. V. S. Evans
Gloria Pittri
Hymn "Resurrection of Jesus Christ
the Son" Cony relation
Scripture i tio Burin! of Jesus
Solo "Tho Endh'.srt Day" Johnson...
Lester C. Dibble
Scripture The Empty Tomb
Response 'Sanctus" Choir
Anthem "All Uatl" Choir
Soh "Christ is Ris-n" . . M m. Eeaster
Violin Duet The Alp Maid's Dream
Ltbilzky Mishih Marion R-ed-r.
Adna Liy
Lird's Prayer, I "hunt 1'lnnr
Anthen "IleHiirrection" Choir
Solo The Voire Tnuinplnni:"
Stillts Mrs. R-ithbun;
Chorus "Christ Is Risen
I'ostlndu Mrs W. S. Mvans
William L. Diuiilk. Minibter.
Platte County Teachers" Association.
Columbus iliuh school April In. I'.Hl.
at 1:'H) p. m.
Vocal Solo -Selected llnzid From
"History in Primary (Jnidtfs"
Jessy Maw, District Xo. S
"School and Life"
Gideon B rutin, District No. 10
Vocal Solo Selected
Prof. O. Collett, ('oiuml.ii
High School
"Consolidation erf Schools"
..Prof. J. Englcman. Monroe Schools
"Rural Life"
Prof. J. Stephenson, Lindsay Schools
"Domestic Science in Rural
Elsie Adarup, Monroe Schools
VoohI Solo Selected
Prof. C. Otradovec, Platte Center
Reading of minutt?n of Humphrey
Roll Call.
Eighth Grade Examinations Stntr
Superintendent. Orabtree hnsde.n;n.-itcd
April 20 and 21, May 11 and 12 :i the
dates of the linal eighth urade exumina
ttoriH. Do not gorget tho d.-ites, as this
will be the only notice you will receive.
Examination will be held at usual
ImportHiU Blanks for the final report
to this nflicH have hern fnrwarded t
each teachwr. Please K-itvo a complete
record of the work of the sehool ear.
whether you expect to tench in the same
district or elsewhnre AH reports should
be forwnrded within one week aft-r the
closing of school.
Platte Ciunty Institute will .-ninono
June 12, and rem-ua in tvi-bum live Ias
No excu-es will lie granted, except to
those who are in actual alteiei'inci- at a
Bummer school duriMC the time the in
stitute is in session.
Teachcre' examination will tie held
April 21 and 22. Tench, in whose certi-
Ifeates expire dining the Miuruer should
Commence work To: niienuin mi tho
above dates.
F. 8 Leerou.Countv Supeiinteiident.
Omaha Will Visit Us.
On hundred Omaha eapititii-ls.
wholesalers and mannfitclurcr.s will
make a tour through Neluat-ka May 21
to 27 on a ep -rial train. The route in
cludes a visit to uooiit every station on
the Union Pact tic r.ulro:id in Nehnn-ka
from Kimball to Omaha, including all
the branches.
While out to boost Miioiesale and
manufacturing Smsineus in Omaha, these
parties have proved yreat Iio-ikii r:i in
the pant fur the cities and towns winch
they visit, cuirj ii. g as they ln a num
ber of newspaper and mngs.ine writers
who never fail to send iu boosts for
every town and city which they visit;
photographers and moving picture
camera operators are always on these
These men investigate every oppt r
tunity and resource of the communities
which they visit, have been known to
spend several hours looking over live
stock, piles of wool, hay, prize grains
and city improvements. The cities and
towns they will visit on this taip will be
of more intimate interest to them, being
an all Nebraska trip.
Many of these men make careful notes
about each town, returning with books
full of information for their houses and
their friends, thus making it not only a
trip profitable to themselves, but one
which some day will yield good returns
to the towns and cities visited.
Protection for Cranberries.
The weather bureau at Washington
has decided to establish four stations
In the cranberry belt It is announced
that one will be located at Halifax
near one of the biggest cranberrv
bops in the state.
" Tlie bureau will arrange the sta
tion so that in case of cold weather
tha growers in the Cape, Cod district
can be notified by telephone service
to flood their bogs. Halifax corre
spondence Bolton Transcript
Homer Davenport Tells About His Ex-
perience in Learning to Skat
on Rollers.
When Mr. Homer Davenport was a
boy roller skating reached Silverton.
In his hook. "The Country Boy," he
tells of his plan to learn without get
ting hurt, as he thought falling about
the skating rink was no joke. He bor
rowed a pair of overalls of the stout
est man in the village, and a long pil
low from his mother's bed, and be
lieved the game as good as won when
he entered the door of the rink.
I lowered the pillow into the seat of
the overalls after I had put them on,
and then got a boy to hold the pillow
up againBt my back while I put my
vest over it, and I dived out into the
thick of the skaters. To my astonish
ment, I didn't fall. I leaned back and
tried to fall once to see how it would
be, and I really couldn't. Pd been
skating fifteen minutes when I did
fall, but fell forward and slammed my
hands on the floor.
An elderly lady, who had had some
troubles of her own that afternoon,
Ekated up to me and told me she
thought perhaps we went at it too
fast; so we were leaning against the
wall talking over the scientific points
of It, when I "gave the audience a rare
While leaning there talking, all at
once my feet, that were close togeth
er, started, and rolled out toward the
middle of the room. I don't think I
bent a finger, but I fell exactly like a
tree, and lo and behold! the pillow
burst. It must have been five min
utes before they got through laughing
nil over the house. In that time the
feathers were so thick they followed
in a boiling streak after every skater.
The manager declared a recess of
ten minutes while they swept out the
hall, and at this point came another
big laugh, as three men had been
sweeping twenty minutes and they
haiin't got over three feathers out into
th- street.
Some fellow suggested sprinkling,
so they did: but most of them were
in the air. and wouldn't come down to
be sprinkled, so they had to close the
rink for the afternoon.
The manager of the rink tried to
collect damages 'roni my father, and I
think there was a compromise made.
Youth's Companion.
Old-Time Squirrel Rifle.
When Col. W. A. Toombs returned
recently from the old homestead near
Coiltown he brought back with him
his father's squirrel rifle, which has
been continuously in possession of the
family since 1846. It is hand-made
throughout and was of that full
stocked type common among the hunt
ers of Tennessee and Kentucky three
generations ago.
The barrel Is 47 inches long and is
furnished with th finest level sights
for long range shooting. Its original
caliber was 120 bullets to the pound,
but having been dressed out and re
rifled several times it now carries 60
to the pound. The lock is of the back
action type and it In as good condition
today as when It left the maker's
hands 70 years ago. The triggers are
a man-el of workma'nship. They are
of that kind known as "double" or
"hair" triggers and are governed with
a set screw which regulates them un
til they will respond to the slightest
touch. Madisonville Hustler.
Ancient Greece.
Three-fifths of tho interest which
the modern Greeks take in themselves
and that is much comes from their
worship of their assumed ancestors,
the Greeks of the historic period from
Homer to Honorius. Every year we
discover new things about this vastly
interesting people ?ome broken bits
of art. some fragment of a literature
which has nine-tenths perished, or
sleeps in undiscovered crypts or Egyp
tian dustheaps or else some new
theory of orign and pilgrimage, in
vented and elucidated by ingenious
scholarship in England, Franco or Ger
many, and of late Tjv excavators from
America. Vase-painting, for instance,
a Greek art coeval with Greek tioetry
'older perchance, hut we know noth
ing accurately of the beginnings of
either and more persistent even in
its fragments than the later art of the
grand painters. Apclles, Polygnotus.
Zeuxis, an dthe rest, of whose known
work nothing remains.
Mrs. Judkins a Veteran Deer Hunter.
Mrs. Walter Judkins of Portland is
a woman to whom the lure of the
Maine woods is strong. She has just
returned from her twenty-third season
in the autumn forest, with a record
of 28 deer to her credit. Mrs. Jud
kins shot her first deer when a girl of
fifteen -while in tho woods in search
of partridge in her home town of
Mrs. Judkins during her twenty
three years of hunting experience has
tried many varieties of hunting cos
tumes and has finally settled upon
what she deems the most practical.
She wears In the woods a stout gray
sweater, a pair of very full bloomers,
the stout huntsman's stockings and
shoes similar in shape to a moccasin
and waterproof, with top of skin and
vamp and soles of heavy rubber.
Kennebunk Journal.
Proud of Fine Hall.
The Daughters of the American
Revolution are proud of the fact that
they have completed their $300,000 me
morial hall in Washington without a
'lawsuit or a strike." The furnishings
cost $50,000 and the hall is all paid for
except tho mortgage put upon it by
Mrs. Donald McLean, and that is be
ing decreased each year.
A War on Wi.'d Pigeons.
A great slaughter of wild pigeons
took place all over the Isle of Wi'ht
this week and it is estimated that
quite a thousand guns were enrolled
for the campaign, among them beln
landowners, occupiers and shooting
tenants who were publicly invited n
take -part. ... - . , ,
The guns were stationed in woods
and coppices over a wide area. Soxe
big bags were obtained. The farm
ers have suffered terribly owins to
the depredations caused by the wild
pigeons. London Evening Standard. "
Old Custom la Happily Falling lnt
Disuse The Bride la tha One Whe
la Now Taking All tha
We've often wondered why It is al
ways the bridegroom who Is rattled
during the marriage ceremony when
it's the bride who Is taking all the
chances. Not that this question has
anything to do with what we are going
to talk about; hut neither has any
thing else, and one must start some
where. And really it is strange how cool the
girl always is. Our theory is that this
is because a person doesn't easily get
rattled at the complications that fol
low the business In which he is an ex
pert. The tyro is the one who is
nervous.- Getting married a man Is
entering unknown ground. The girl.
on the other hand, has the whole field
plotted. Getting married is her busi
ness it is the man's fate.
Where the man falls down first is in
the horrible ordeal of "asking papa."
This old custom is happily falling into.
disuse, but in many old-fashioned fam
ilies It is still considered necessary.
The conventional picture shows a
timid young man, hat in hand, an-,
proachlng an ogreish old person to
whom he has to introduce himself.
The young man fully expects to be
killed, but he usually gets off with a
few minor bruises. This is the way
it is done in the funny papers and in
some of our more conservative famil
ies. In real life the man has an easier
job. The girl casually announces at
breakfast that she intends to marry
Jack. Mamma screams: "What!
Didn't I tell you I didn't approve of
him?' "Yes," answers the daughter,
cheerfully, "but that'll be all right.
He doesn't approve of you, either."
Papa doesn't even get a look-in. TO
salve his feelings tho young chap con
sents to call on him. "I suppose Mol-
lie told you we were going to get mar
ried," he observes, handing out a
cigar. "Hope you and I won't let
it interfere with our friendship."
"Are you sure you love my daugh
ter?" asks the old man.
"Great Scott!" exclaims the young
er, with a giggle. "You aren't going
to get sentimental at your time of life,
are you?" The father blushes and of
fers to buy a drink.
Sometimes, to be sure, it is an or
deal for the suitor. He considers it a
doubtful compliment when he says:
"Can I have your daughter?" and the
old man sajs: "No; but I'd like to
give you a job with my firm. I hate
to see such nerve as yours going to
waste." There are so many come
backs to the "Can you support her in
the style to which she has been accus
tomed?" gag that the modern suitor
has his prospective father-in-law
licked before the conversation is fair
ly started. Life and its problems are
simplified by a sense of humor.
The "Dear Fiends."
A prominent sportsman, who is
president of an equally prominent
club of fellow sportsmen, recently
had a scrap with them and it became
necessary for him to write them a let
ter. His stenographer, in gay and
lightsome mood peculiar to the mem
bers of her craft, inadvertently drop
ped an "r" and began the letter "Dear
Fiends." The president, preoccupied
with the subject matter of the letter,
signed It without observing the omis
sion and the communication reached
tho club as originally written. The
president pro tern is a man of gentle
voice, beseeching manners and limpid
humor. In sweet, almost girlishly sil
ver tones he announced at a club din
ner, "I have here a letter from our
esteemed president, who is not with
us this evening, and it becomes my
pleasure to read the communication
to you at this moment. It is as fol
lows: 'Dear Fiends.' " Here he paused
solemnly, but for only a moment. The
club members, recognizing the situa
tion, yelled one mighty yell, as men
may at a stag dinner, and the scrap
with their president was over. Thus
may one touch of the typewriter artist
make the whole club kin.
Private Fortunes of Sweden.
By order of the secretary of
treasury a careful investigation
made of the value of all estates of de
ceased persons for the years 190C-1908,
and a calculation based on these fig
ures was worked out. indicating the
approximate value of the total of the
private fortunes in Sweden, says Con
sul General E. D. Winslow. Stockholm.
The result of this investigation gave
the citizens of the kingdom credit for
$2,197,000,000,000 divided among 1,238.
r.00 estates, viz: la the provinces, 1,
022.300 estate, aggregating $1,180,000.
000.000; in the cities. 216,200 estates.
aggregating $1,017,000,000,000; the pri
vate estates in Stockholm were esti
mated at $452,000,000,000. The average
assets for each individual for the
kingdom were $402; for the provinces.
$260. and for the cities. $760. except
Stockholm, where the fortunes were
estimated at $1,425 for each citizen.
Bargain Sale.
"If you are looking for bargains,"
said the broker, "I can suit you. I
can offer you some stocks at ten
cents a share."
"But why are they so cheap?" de
manded the lady shopper.
"You see, they have been slightly
damaged by water."
What She Forgot.
A lady who had given a workman
rgaged on some work at her house
- ilass of beer, afterwards asked him
' h---::I:cd it.
.1. is pure beer. I brew it myself,
.ird i: Is composed oftaothing hut malt
id heps."
- -And hvater." Joined In 'the man.
Ah. yes. certainly, and. the water.
I had forgotten that."
-.V. you didxit forge:, the water,
rnn'am; maybe ltwerethe malt and
l.wi- van forjgot."
Queer Pelts That Find Their Way
Into American and Canadian
11 aaParVajv
Among the skims and, aides which
flad their way lato the American and)
Canadian marketa are the boar skins,'
which come from Mexico, and the hidej
of the Mexican peccary, with fur or
bristles of a pepper aad salt mixture
In color, the beast being a savage look
ing animal alive. Like deer skins,
boar hides are shipped dry. The boar
skin makes a heavier leather than
deer skin and Is used for glove trim
mings. Goat skins in large numbers are im
ported from the various Latin Amer
ican countries, including the West In
dies; but the great sources of the
world's supply of goat skins are
China, Russia and the East Indies In .
the order named. From those coun
tries there are Imported annually mil
lions of goat skins which are made
into leather. 90 per cent, of which is
used in the manufacture of shoes.
Goat skins are shipped principally
From the countries to the south of
the United States are brought annual
ly some thousands of alligator hides,
mostly from Mexico and the United
States of Colombia, with some from
Ecuador. These alligators are shot
or are speared from boats. Alligator
hides are shipped wet salted. If they
were once dried they never could be
softened sufficiently to be made into
To be kept in perfect condition in
the hot countries the alligator must
be skinned and the hide salted right
away. The supply is still sufficient,
but in the countries from which the
hides are now mainly brought alllga-,
tors are diminishing in number. There
are too many hunters and too many
young alligators are taken.
Formerly some alligator leather was
used for shoes and boots, but now it
Is used chiefly In the manufacture of
handbags and suitcases.
Occasionally a few manatee or sea
cow hides, which come from Mexico,
find their way north. These hides are
shipped wet salted. The manatee hide
tans Into a very thick leather, cheap
er than walrus leather but used like it
for the making of buffing wheels for
polishing purposes.
From Mexico also come a few tiger
cub skins, which are tanned and made
up into rugs.
Repulsed Their Hero.
George Barr McCutcheon is noted
for his shyness and retiring disposi
tion, and some thero are mean enough
to credit these not entirely unworthy
traits to the fact that he figures that
his "Bill Nye countenance" and
"shining pate" are apt to cause a cold
ness on the part of matinee girls and
others who worship his romantic he
roes, says the Now York Telegraph.
The following story concerning him Is
worth repeating. Two young girls
were discussing him: "I just dote on
McCutcheon. Don't you think 'Bev
erly of Graustark is just about the
swellest book you ever read?" Said
Mame to Gert: "Indeed I do. I'd give
anything for a photograph of Mc
Cutcheon. and if I could only meet
him, o-o-o-o!" McCutcheon heard tho
young lady; he arose from his seat,
donned his best "Graustark" smile,
and then Said Gert to Mame: "If
that bald-headed onion that's been
making googoos across the aisle for
the last half hour dares to speak to
me I'll slam him on the map with my
umbrella." And McCutcheon folded
his tent like tho Arabs and beat It.
Perchance if Mame and Gert cast
their optics on this page they will
realize how near they came to meet
ing their favorite author.
Ignorance In High Place.
Funny Btories are current of high
officials in England at the present
day. Grant Duff answers for one.
School boys ought to know that there
is a town on the Persian Gulf called
Bushlre, once great and still of high
Importance strategically. A person
age was sent there from India on dip
lomatic business. In due time he for
warded the items of his expense at
Bushlre to the foreign office, along
with others incurred. The amount
was transmitted to him with these
latter deducted. On inquiry he was
told that the foreign office could not
recognize 'bus hire. May one dare to
Impute Ignorance to Charles Darwin?
Certainly he was the first to laugh If,
in after years, he recollected advising
Sir Joseph Hoofler to write to "Wien,"
"that unknown place where they
publish so many books. Where Is
It, by-the-by?" When his fame was
already worldwide, Darwin did not
know that Wien is Vienna.
Many Suns to Give Light.
"During the day we say that the
Eun shines; during the night we
should say that the suns shine," writes
a Boston correspondent of the New
York Times. "During the day ono
sun reigns over us; during the night
many suns sparkle and scintillate up
on us. The only difference Is that
our sun of day is so much nearer than
our suns of night; but there Is ono
sun of night that, during our winter,
far outshines the other sparkling sky
gems. That sun is Slritis, whose dis
tance has been estimated at 50 bil
lions of miles, whose size has been
conjectured to be as vast as that of
seven thousand suns like our own."
The Mean Old Thing.
Mrs. Scrappington You provoke mo,
till I am absolutely beside raj-self!
Mr. Scrappington Then stand off a
little way from yourself and see how
ridiculous you look! Puck.
Origin of Dollar Sign.
"Pieces of eight" mean the Spanish.
peso duro. or hard dollar, bearing the
numeral eight and being the value of'
eight reals.
Our commercial sign for the dollar
is supposed by some authorities to
have reference to this eight, the ver
tical strokes representing the Pillars
of Hercules, which in the beginning
were stamped on some of the Spanish
dollars. According to another ac
count the dollar sign is derived from.
the stamp "SR," accompanied by twe j
vertical siroaes.
In Spite of Better Manner Human
Nature la Unregenerate Instinct
for Privacy teen In Meat
"If you want to quarrel with your
wife," so the magistrate's oracular
words are reported, "you must do so
strictly In private." Thus does the
law champion the commonweal Mat
rimonial quarrels it holds, no doubt, to
be an outrage on decency, and cor
rupting to the morals of the young.
Tho point, perhaps, seems too obvious
to be Interesting. Some instinct de
manding privacy for these affairs la
to be detected even in the most de
graded. Even when the quarrel leads
to physical violence in the street, hus
band and wife are agreed In consider
ing it a private matter with which
neither tho law nor public opinion has
any concern. The ministrations of
neighbors and police are alike re
sented. And why, you ask with indignation,
do these superficial paragraphs con
cern themselves with such ugly and
sordid scenes? Purely for edifica
tion. We are agreed that In the ex
treme and brutal case the law and
the public may very well Interfere,
not only for the protection of the
sufferer, but for the prevention of In
cidents which are disgusting. But
we do not maintain with sufficient ve
hemence that all kinds of matrimonial
quarrels are disgusting to the sensi
tive mind. You have probably a right
to think your husband a fool. You
havo no right to call him fool before
anyono else. Not for the sake of his
feelings, but for public decency.
Who, you inquire with Indignation.
does call her husband a fool? Such
language belongs to the same low
stratum as black eyes. This Is a mere
prevarication. People of education
and breeding, do not. Indeed, call
spades spades or husbands Idiots,
but they imply with a virulence that
far surpasses any mere unadorned
speech. Of course it is not suggest
ed that the wife is any worse than
the husband. He also allows himself
tones and phrases which are designed
to sting.
The old tale of Lord Braxfleld still
has its moral. He was at whist, when
his partner displeased him, and he
broke out: "What arc ye doing, ye
donnart auld " and then recollected
himself with an "Eh, eh, your par
don's begged, ma'am. I took ye for
my ain wife." Manners have changed
for the better, but human nature re
mains unregenerate. Husbands and
wives, when the weather Is bad or
a train is late, still allow themselves
counterchecks and quips quarrelsome
which are none the less ugly for being
decently wrapped up.
What they do in private Is as the
magistrate sagely suggests, their own
affair. A word that cuts or a tone
that burns in private can be privately
cured with speed. You arc unwise if
you cannot forget at leisure what was
said in haste, so long as it was said
without a witness. But the public
sneer is another matter. An audience
multiplies tho effect of everything.
Siberian Wild Flowers.
Siberia seems to have a set pro
gram for her flowers, which are
beautiful in variety and coloring. Sep
tember gathers the bluo flowers to her
bosom, and under her languid and
caressing touch blossom myriads of
dainty bluebells on long and tender
In the rocky soil of the hilltops blue
scabiosa shares its playground with
drak blue snapdragon, and in the
shady spot3 of tho road grow, tall and
hardy, purple bluo chrysanthemums.
Earlier in summer yellow holds
sway buttercups, daisies and violets,
and after them red-pinks and very
deep briar roses. Delicious jam is
concocted from the seedpods of the
wild rose.
When summer comes an array of
Jars and glasses and a big kettle
Join hands with hat boxes and shoe
bags and travel countryward. A tem
porary stove is built of stones not far
from the house, and here simmers
slowly tho year's provision of pre
serves and Jams and jellies, absorb
ing at the same time great doses of
sun and fresh air. America.
Happy Idea.
Two Jews had long been bitter ene
mies and had often done each other
all the damago they could. With one
of them this enmity became a mania
and finally he had a vision. An angel
appeared to him and said that he
could have one wish, his dearest wish,
gratified, but with this proviso: Ros
enthal, his enemy, was to receive
twice or double the blessing conferred
on him. "Veil." said Ikey, "If I wish
for a million dollars, he gets two mil
lion, and I don't vant that." After
puzzling over the problem for somq
time, a happy idea struck him. and
putting one hand over one eye he
said: "I vish dot I had one blind
Astute Marplot.
"You are going to Interest yourself
In this reform enterprise?"
"Certainly," replied Senator Sor
ghum. "But I thought it was unfavorable
to your friends."
"It is. And I'm going to interest
myself in It far enough to let me of
fer suggestions that will render It im
practical." A Trunk-Packing Hint.
One girl who is something of a trav
eler has for her trunk a large sheet of
blue muslin. This is put in the bot
tom of the trunk before the packing
is started. When everything is In it
is folded over the top of the clothes
and firmly pinned with safety pins.
With this precaution the girl Is sure
to find her garments as smooth at the
end of a trip as at the start
Another of her packing methods If
to 6tbw in the hatbox of the trunk atf
the loose tisue paper that comas to
the house. This does away with a
mad search for tissue paper when
naMHpg i8 to be done.
Just Received Our New
Cadillac Torpedo
which is the best car;on;the market today. The
Cadillac is noted for its easy riding qualities,
and is recognized the world over as superior to
any motor car manufactured. All parts are
interchangeable. Undoubtedly it is the best car
ever brought to Columbus.
Call on us and let us show you thatt 11)11 Cadil
lac Torpedo. You will certainlyDadmire it. It
is the classiest Torpedo car on the market today.
Corner 13th and M Streets
Golumbus, Nebraska
Jordan Has an Experience That
Caps All Stories of Mis
fortune. You've heard all those funny hard
luck stories, but this is one that hap
pens to be true and caps them all.
says the New York correspondent of
the Cinclnati Times-Star. "Bill" Jor
dan Is a teamster. He hadn't eaten
for 24 hours and had been out of work
for a week when he met a man who
promised him a job. "Meet me on the
corner of Fiftieth street and Lexing
ton avenue at nine o'clock In the
morning." said the man. Jordan was
getting weak from hunger. He went
to one of the Bowery pawnbrokers
and traded his clothes for a worse
suit and enough money to fill him with
buckwheat cakes. Ho had Just called
for the cakes in one of the dumps on
tho Bowery where cash accompanies
each order as a guarantee of good
faith and had paid for them when
are broke out in the restaurant. Jor
dan managed to selzo three off the
top and ran into the street, munching
them, but his cakes and his money
were Irretrievably gone. That was at
night. He walked about all night
and It was a bitterly cold night be
causo he didn't have a nickel with
which to buy a "flop" downtown. Jor
dan is a self-respecting man and he
would not beg. Pretty shaky from
want of food and the all night fight
against tho cold, he appeared at the
corner of Fiftieth street and Lexing
ton avenue an hour before time.
While he was there the explosion took
place In the Grand Central station.
Jordan was shot across the) street by
It and when he came to some time
later he noticed people laughing at
him. The entire rear elevation of
that miserable old suit he had res
cued from the pawnbroker had been
blown out. He couldn't even walk on
the streets until he had picked up
some castoff newspapers and. pinned
them across the gaps. And then he
dared not sit down. He returned to
tho corner where he had been told I
to wait and stayed there for hours. 1
shaking in the chill breeze, waiting
for the man to come to whom he had
hired. In the meantime he volun
teered his services to those who were
clearing away the ruins, although he
was almost too weak to do any good
He helped carry out ono of the vic
tims of the explosion. It was the
man who had hired him.
Aviators' Superstitions.
A chapel in the department of the
pharente-Inferieure. France, called
Notre Dame du Plantln. has just been
dedicated to aviators, and a medal
with the effigy of this new Notre
Dame is going to be struck and dis
tributed to all flyers who ask for it. It
Is a curious commentary upon our hu
man weaknesses that the adepts in
:his newest science or sport, who seem
to brave everything, aro really rather
superstitious persons. Santos-Dumont
attributes his Immunity from accidents
to a medal of St. Benolt, presented to
him by Comtesse d Su, which he wears
on a bracelet. Edmond Polllot always
carries about with him a four-leaved
clover, and is very fond of horseshoes,
which he collects. Tabuteau, who holds
several records, believes, like a Monte
Carlo cambler. the number 28 is favor
able to him, while poor Delagrange.
who met with his death at Bordeaux,
had a passion for the figure 13 for no
other reason apparently than that he
was born on March 13. 1873.
YOU are going to -LOOK YOUR BEST in that NEW
EASTER SUIT. There's no better time for some new
PICTURES and they are ideal Easter remembrances
for your friends.
News That He Hat Inherited
Fortune Does Not Change
A few days ago the calmest man in
the world arrived here, says the New
York correspondent of the Cincinnati
Times-Star. He Is John McCluakey.
who, for his sixty years has been a
farm laborer in Scotland. Some
months ago his brother James died in
this city, and left a large fortuae of
several thousand dollars to the broth
er he had not seen since they bade
each other goodby In tho heather, 40
years ago. Andrew Wilson, an attor
ney of this city, was named as the ad
ministrator. It was his dutyto flad
the lucky brother. "He was slicing
turnips for the sheep on bis employ
er's farm, up among the mist clad hills
of Scotland," said Mr. Wilson, "when
I found him. I bad traced his life from
the old farm on which he was born
step by step through the 40 years of
ill-paid and often most unpleasant
labor before I approached him. It
was not difficult for he had held but
a few positions in all those years.
Every one In the countryside knew
" 'Are you John McCluskeyr I asked.
" T am,' said he without taking his
eyes from the turnips and the knife.
'"Your brother James is dead In
New York,' said I.
"'Aweel, aweel, all men must e'en
die.' said John McCluskey. slicing
" 'He left you a great fortune,' said
I. T want you to come to the house
with me so that I can establish your
Identity and arrange for you to enter
into possession of the estate.'
" 'I'll talk to ye at sax o'clock, young
mon,' said he. 'I'll be busy till then.
Thay fortune will keep, but thay tur
nips will not.' "
House Fly, Mosquito and Bedbug Are
Chief Sources of Con
tagion. A Texas physician has demon
strated that smallpox, admittedly a
filth disease, is communicated only by
the bite of the bedbug. That
yellow fever and malaria are com
municable noly by bite of an In
fected mosquito Is also an established
fact. The typhoid scourge has its in
ception in the filth that is distributed
by the common house fly. Rats scat
ter the bubonic plague, and tubercu
losis is contracted generally through,
breathing the germs that are carried
In dttst. With these facts known it
would seem an easy task to reduce or
eliminate the hazard to life that is
found in these dread diseases. Mosqui
toes may be eliminated by proper
drainage of stagnant pools or by oil
ing the surface of such pools. They
do not breed in considerable numbers
save In dead water. Those that are
not eliminated by precautionary meas
ures may be shut out of the homes by
proper screening. House flies breed
in trash and garbage. Destruction of
these breeding places will to a large
extent do away with the fly. Those
that are left can be shut out of the
homes by proper screening. With
knowledge of tho facts concerning the
origin of disease the people are able
to make plans for their safety. Con
certed effort is necessary, however,
and the civic pride of every communi
ty should be enlisted in warfare
against known dangers such as are
found In the presenco of flies and
' mosanltoaa