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THE KEK: OMAltA, T3)NKS1)AT. A rim". 7, imX
0 Family Life in Birdland 0
Qturrcllin Not Confined to Hmnan Society, and Greed H&s xn Evolntioraiy Basis
A "Lucile" Dancing Frock
Republished by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar
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Here arc scou two young yellow-throats in an altercation, some black-headed chickadees
being fed, young butcher-birds taking a sun bath.
By GARRETT I. SERVISS.
In hl tutllos of birj life, Mr. W. U
1'lnley, th ornithologist, has brousht out
many most Interesting nml amusing pe
culiarities of the inhabitants of the air
which givo their family affairs a atrik
lng resemblance of those of human be
ings. These thlnss are well Illustrated
In th piotures herewith produced.
Quarreling seems to be a very common
habit In the "families" oC some hjuh it s
of birds, and It is developed at a very
early age among the young. Look at tli?
two youthful yellowthroats exchnngin?
hard words Rnd tryln glo terrify one an
other by fierce looks and threatening mo
tions. And then, in the next picture, see
how their quarrel is instantly composed
by the arrival of food. But this is only
a truoe. In a little while the food itBelf
will lead to another quarrel.
In the bird empire, as in the human,
the great source of quarreling and fight
ing is greediness. Each wants the best
and the most, and wants it first. If a
single worm is brought for a nestful
there is a struggle for exclusive posses
sion. If there is a worm for each nest
ling some one will try to get two.
In the picture of the young chicadees
being fed you see the temporary com
posing effect of satisfying hunger. It
is the same old stoiy, which nature re
peals from the loweet to the highest of
her orders of living creatures, viz., that
the first instinct of life is to jerpetute
itself by any and every means In Its
Food is the tinlversnl requisite, without
which the bodily machine cannot con
tinue to run. and nothing con stand be
fore hunger. Hut as soon as hunger is ap
peased the better instincts, as we call
them, come Into play, and then the family
life of birds, like that of men and women,
becomes trunmiil and peaceable for a
Ptoiic of anything appioucliiug self
sacrifice on the part of birds are aproh-
ryphal, but they do seem to have an in
stinct for play, which is as easily recog
nizable by external signs as are their
mood. of anger and qunrrelsomeness. Tet
it Is very doubtful if they ever "play" In
the same sense In which human beings
amuse themselves. But they have, an
apparent fondtiess for personal display,
which may be the evolutionary basis of
human hanity itself.
The strutting and bowing of the em
peror penguin, with his "white waist
coat," Is one of the funny sights that
Antarctic explorers encounter, and it is
laugh-provoking only because it looks
so human. . Many birds have "dancing
parties," In which the evolutions are as
Intricate and as harmonious as at a
fashionable society affair, and the per
formances ate frequently much more
graceful and becoming.
One of the most wonderful sights seen
by Alfred Russell AVallace during his
long wanderings amid the wild life of
thi Malay archipelago was that of a
dancing party by birds of paradise on
one of the Am islands. The "dancers"
are all main birds, and the purpose of
the performance appears to be to aw site n
the admiration of the females. The func
tion witnessed by Mr. Wallace took p!ac
In an immense forest tree which had
wide-spreading branches and only scat
tered leaves, so that there was plenty
of room for the performers and a clear
view for the onlookers.
About twenty full grown birds took
part. They began by raising thels wings
to the full height, displaying the ex
quisite colors of the long plumes and of J
the under feathers on the body, and
then kept them in constant vibration,
waving them in graceful curves, and
flying at Intervals from branch to
bramh, their rich plumes floating and
swaying like silken scarfs, and filling
the air with kaleidoscopic changes of
color and form.
When the plumes are upratseJ, says
Mr. Wallace, they form two magnifi
cent golden fans, striped with deep red
at the briKp, and fading oft into the pale
brown tint of the finely divided and
softly vaving points. The whole bird Is
then overshadowed by them, the crouch
ing bodv, yellow head and rmrrald-green
throat forming but the foundation and
setting lo the golden glory which waves
above. When seen in this attitude the
bird of paradise really deserves its name,
and must be ranked as one of the roost
wonderful living things.
Only in color
win one gain
adequate it lea
adding to its
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rhtlanthropy and Some of Its Advantages, as th stenographer Bsss Zt
Read it Here See It at the Movies.
Advice to Lovelorn
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Copyright. I15, by Serial Publication
By DOROTHY D1X.
d and tin
d held la
"Gee." aald the stenographer, wist
fully, "but I'd like to be one of these
great philanthropists, like Mr. Rocke
feller or Mr Caraesie, or Mrs. Sage, and
be able to donate a
few millions to re
lieve the Bufferings
the book keeper,
"when you e o m
mence handling out
I'd like to tall your
attention to a pot
but worthy youth
not a million milea
away from you. I
wouldn't even tbject
lo being named after
you have to put your
brand on ail your
j benctactione. as our
I modest and shrinking
f 1 liMid. Andy, does."
j 1 Oh. 1 wouldn't
libraries. - taid me
Insly, "that kind of
t.i death. What's th
colleges when you can't get people through
(he hlch schools? What's the use of any
more libraries when you can buy more to
read frr & penny than you ever have time
to wade through?"
"Don't forget our impetunlous high
brows." retorted the bookkeeper.
"No." -oniinued the stenographer, with
out noticing- h'.ni, "if I were a philan
thropist, I world do Riod alot.g original
lines, and reform abuses that need re
forming, and bring you to unexi-ected
"Might I Innulre what you'd do. lady
bountiful not?" Inquired the bookkeeper.
"Well, to begin with," replied the
stenographer. "I'd hire a pugilist to fol
low Inconspicuously behind me, and every
time, a subway guard slammed a door in
my lace ana ineu sioq ioiiouk iui
mmub? at my dlw omforture before the I
wain nari'a, m n--n -i.. ,
ill 1111 insulting torn- to nt"P lively there, i
or h plalfomi guard (Hit I. is hand ill the,
no. Idle nt mv Iui' k and sh' v.-d li e arrund. .
or a Mioet ar con l i' t"i
block beyond my corner because he wss
hu.sy talking; to somebody, and didn't
notice my signal, and then made a rude
reply to my protest, why, I'd summon my
faithful henchman and havs the offend
ing rrty given a thrashing- that would
put politeness into him to the longest day
"It's perfectly safe now for any of
these ruffians to be as rude as he likes ;
to ar,y woman because she can't help i
herself, tout if he never knew when a
strong armed man was following along
to avena-e her, Just think how nice, and
kind, and courteous he would be."
"Rlght-o." commented the bookkeeper,
"and what else would you do if you
were a Jiml philanthropist?"
"I'd organize a band of heroic olunteers
of the handsome and moat fawinating
men I could find, and I'd make them pick
out the ugliest and moat unattractive
middle-aged women they met and try to
flirt wit 11 them," responded the stenog
rapher. "Just think how lonesome these
lMr old dears must be to have every man
I just pasa them by as If they wer so
give colleges and many bales of dry good, and how de
stenographer, mus-1 lighted and allocked they would be If
June, the bride of Ned Varnr, Im
pulsively leaves her husband on their
honeymoon because she begins to rcallzu
that she must be dependent on him toi
money. She desires to be Independent.
June ts pursued bv Uilnert Hlyr, a
wealthy married man. Bhe escapea from
his clutches with difficulty. Ned scare lie
distractedly for June, and, learning of
fclye's designs, vows vengeance on him.
After many adventures June is rescued
from river pirates bv Durban, an artist.
She poses ss the "Spirit of the Marsh."
Is driven out by Mrs. Durban and is kid
naped by Elye and Cunningham.
on you Ihiin it does on me." And there
was a trace of envy In the compliment.
"By George, you're a atunner!" said
Orin CunniiiKiiani, who had been loo
much nstonlHhed to rise until now, and,
with a sidelong look at Gilbert Rlye, he
walked a ross to her, and from his pocket
he drew a long white leather case closed
with a golden clasp, lie opened It, drew
something from it and, his eyes spark
ling, held up a string of milk white
She flashed her large, lustrous eyes at
him, and her rosy Hps parted In a smile:
then she looked at Gilbert IMye. He hesi
tated a moment and nodded. Then she
bent her head, and Cunningham threw
the string of pearls around her beautiful
while nec k.
81m put her aims through his and mer
rily danced across the room to a mirror, j
wheie, with sparkling eyes, she admired :
tli pretty bauble. j
' I think I'll have a corkl iil. please,'
It a ee I'rrjadice Asratu.
Italy and Earthquake
iy F.lKJAlt MCIEX I.ATtKIN.
HcHiitlful. hisloilc and i ssln Ttslla.
bHskltm in Hie semi oriental sun. from
J j the cold of tin' InKh Alps, on the north.
iln the wnim liilil.it sen. ott the south.
and in between Mure Supatum the
Adilntb 011 the oi, nml Mare Tyrrhe
num. or Inferuin. en the west, the land
of roniHtice fintii remote times, has once
nmre hern visited bv a destructive earth
quake. Ileavv walls and relllns havs
ssiiin crushed the lives of little children
In their mothers' arms, while death In
MiUdlng and stteets-no place ti go
has enme to thousands In many towns
and rltles. And Ttoine, culled the Eter
nal City, hns neen ennv-nlsed.
Very recent resent dies In that new and
tery Impressive and a we-lnsplrlng realm
of nature, rmllo activity, and In Ihe al
most entirely reluvenated science, sels
niologv, the ndenre of earthquakes, have
arently modified nil Ideas regarding- our
little home, the enrth, a tiny world nvv
Imr in cosmic space. And a far greater
til in nil, that mlKhtlest engine In the
possession of nmn, ennlted mathematics,
hns hnd the enrth In Its grasp.
Seismometers and siesmograrhs, with
Jtlielr revolving- chronographs, aided by
I tclcirriiph wires and wireless and mathe-
unities -all thoe In recent years have al
! most made earthquake and volcano
j studies a new selonce. Likewise, refined
, researches In specific speeds and m
tplltndea of waves In the earth's surface
j strata, and. of greatest value, deeply
seated earthquake energy waves.
Titles of scientific monographs and
hooks have changed. "Age of the Farth"
now reads "Cranlus and Age of tha
Karth." "ITeat of the Karth's Interior"
has now become "Radium and the
Farth'a Interior." Tim earth's Interior
molten sea has developed Into the earth's
rigid central core.
Blmon Newcomb, with rare mathemati
cal prescience, deduced an equation before '
accurate data had been secured by seis
mographs that If a globe of platinum
l.dOO miles In diameter constitutes tha
earth's renter the qeuatlona would be
satisfied. Modern data led to a greater
Interior a larger rigid mass.
George Kennan said of the eruption of
Mount Pelee on May fi. 1902:
"The feature of the eruptoln that made
the deepest Impression upon me was the
stellar lightning. The up-rush of black
smoke, the glow over the crater these
had been described before: but ths short,
thin streaka of lightning, followed by
starlike explosions, were entirely new."
I And all other reports of Mount Pelee
J mentioned electricity, and there wera ' '
also magnetic changes. I mention these
I to show that electricity acts within ths
esrth'a Interior. The actual wabbling of
the axis uf the entire earth In aa Irregu
lar cini In fifty diameter In 426 days
has given mathematicians many data.
The earth Is an Insulated ball of Iron.
Think of this Insulated. The rook layer
of 9D0 miles' thickness Is a poor conduc
tor of heat aa well as of electricity. Ura
nium has been disintegrating and con
centratng Into the intensely activs
radium during billions of years, roaybs
trillions. Then. I wonder how much
radium Is In the earth's Interior. If
radium should surrender all of Its power
at opce the force would be far greater
than that of lyddite or malanite. and
doubtless blow the earth Into fins par
ticles. Hut here on the surface of the earth,
in Its conditions, the life period of
radium Is 2.r years. But who knows
whether the radium goes far below the
surface of the earth? And who can even
commence to Imagine ths action of In
ternal electricity? All can theorize to
their mind's content. Astronomical cpss
cept of the entire earth Is that It is al
most, but not exactly, nothing In com-,
parieon witn the quantltv of matter al-
i ready weighed In the sldoreal structure.
I am In love with I A" meuer "nown can be resolved back
a young lady, she ami myself s'e Amerl- ; Into primordial electrons.
thing has been done I sme man ehoiild pay attention to them."
le uso of any more "Why, they'd go home feeling twenty
iiiiw. Mie admires an Italian. Is thla
right? HEARTBROKEN C.
Race prejudice Is an ignoble thing. If
the man for whom your friend feels
friendship is distasteful to you because
ho Is not a good character that Is one
matter. Rut Italy la aa fine a land and
produces sons and daughtera as splendid
aa any people of any other country. The
difference between members of the Cau
cnslon (white) race are national. There
ia no great basic family difference be
tween Italians and Americans, as there
Is. for instance, between a Mongolian
i yellow race) and an African. I do not
believe in bridging ra'e differences so
cially. Rut I'd believe in Ignoring as
far as possible national divergences.
I 'ear Miss Fairfax: I have a friend
with whom I am deeply in love, and 1
think he really dor a love me. A girl
friend of i.iine is a.so in love with him
lii- hai'l, ti.rnmg suddenly to Mrs. Rus
sel. j&ud has frequently tried to sail, his at-
"i:..,. ,our hea. honey laue, Mrs.
Ru.-o.el. "1 didn t supple you knew how : i ,i shout i ; He lias already told me
to drink a cocktail" J he loves me. h'.t whenever she Is around
i lii seems to forget all about me. fiease
s June was a bubble, a sprite, a dancing ""' "' !" '"rB' n'l b,u PI-
i , , . , janswer this at yo u earliest conven'ence
rjefierveacence. a gay Int'e totalization. , vrrv ,, Wlnletl. v K.
The sharp-featured woman with the
long noes and the high-arched brows
rolled ber electric coupe up to the doo
or ner own nouse ana went imo me until .virs. iuiss.i returncii with cocktails; Perhaps this man Is one of thote who
parlor. for all of them. J me rrink heis with 1 delight In paying attentions to manv airla
with serious intentions In regard to none.
ln nr.1 ,hn. o 1 v n( I.. l 1
i never upesk unkindly of the other girl
m to the man
June walked slowly to a wsrdrobe and 1 enchanting abandon
opened It. Half a doxen gaudy costumes j Suddenly she whirled t
hung there. Phe chose one of the most I Cunningham followed
attractive. Phe donned this garment, I "No. no'" she lanthing
congratulating herself thst It fitted her. going to sun rise yo'i
Shs added a headdress of beads found hero ai d wait."
lying on a bureau.
As Gilbert Hlyr started up the staira
he stopped, surprised by the lieautiful
figure which emcrued from the sumptu
ously furnished chamber, and came
down toward him ith queenly grace. It
was June, an enitan lng vision of loveli
If he really cares for vou
ou must stay :( WAy thst would kad to yo.:r i.Ui-
. mate huppiiitf, your sweetness and
Ists but electrons.
So nothing ex-
Note It Is my earnest request that my
hundreds of correspondents do not sand
any more questions frantically asking,
about "Armageddon," "Will ths prophe
cies of Exekiel and Daniel and the Book
of Revelation be soon fulfilled?" Will
the world corns to sn end?" I have far
mors questions from sll directions on
rigid sclenoo than I can find Urns to
rvot me, laughed ' tiNnmghum. 'patience and good humor contrasted with
Then 1 wont su.nixe you. And she I her disloyalty will win km Y, k i
flounced into a eh:nr with a pretty pout. I
"Here. Cunningham." ailed the youiu I
man, who had followed June, ' we want I
that Si.rjM isel"
"fNt inv n. Cunningham." said Llv
iH'fciance for ou.
years younger, and they'd simply gloat i , , w. .ud ftnnrv- and in her and he indicated w here I'nuniiiiham
over teuing mat tney were so attrai live er( WM fc B,w llgUi
U1KL 1L SBBII I lr lUtMIl lO K'' OUl CI II
the street alone. That," added the stenog
rapher, with a meaning giant at the
bookkeeper, "Is a philanthropy which you
might start yourself. I'll give you the
"Thanks, kindly," ifplied the ajtruisiic
spirit. But what else would you do if you
had the coin and could turn benefactor?"
"Oh, lots of things. replied the stenog
rapher, "I'd hire somebody to blow up
most of the public monuments In New
York in the Interests of art, and I'd get
somebody to put tunes In ths operas, and
I'd get Mr. Maxim to Invent a silencer
for the phcnogiaph next door, and I'd
make it a itniJ offence for anybody to
take vcxal lessons until a competent com
mittee had pained on their voices, and
"Sh-s-s' . h.'ie nines the boss." safcl
the hiiokkeeper. "and if v im dun I get
1ms.- yol. win lie needing the servUe fcf a
arriid me a i pidlu nthnist vouiself."
to s.t while hi held back the portiere
foi June to Da
She slopped In the curtains
"Now, mind, none of you Is lo cmnfl
And have another cocktail ready for
"Will you give me a cigarette, please?'
shs gayly requested him. and he looked
at her in astonishment.
"Whv whv. veal" he stammered.
He proilui-vi his case, and ahu took ai"1'"' Sn" whlsperej something in Hive a
cigarette Htt'.l studying her curiously, e " l hurried Into the hall, and he
he lit his pocket light for her. and a!h"w k"
blight fr.wn twitched upon his brow 11" nut hl" h,'a,, out. however, and
ss puckering her beautiful red lipe, she looked at Hie liveried attendant. That
" ... I ulalu art rArsnii sIaa.4 mi . e I -.a eu J
s long thin stream or Plus smoke- v. i mo uoor
ai.a last r,m gloomy eca on jane.
lldlfwiy up the stairs June turned and
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Y, united and. taklns Tnia
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lor, with a sldelon glance, however, as
she left the hall at the stalwart attend
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"Whose dress am I wearing?" she ,
steadfaidly upon her. She smiled sweetly !
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