Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1918, SOCIETY SECTION, Image 20

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Still that new city hill broom if not sweeping
ts fast as most people expected.
To be perfectly fair, the oversubscription of
one quota ought to be credited on the next allot
ment , - : . ; , V
In the Hun calendar shelling a soldier's burial
ground is a companion sport to bombing base
hospitals. J , .
- Oversubscription for the Red Cross is the
answer 4o the Hun's murderous attack on base
hospitals. I
All - signs indicate that things are about to
pop again on the western front. Keep close to
your newspaper.
Lifting, the enlistment limit offers a fine
chance tox a lot of fellows who are a long way
from the dead line. , '
' White House wool is selling well in Ne
braska, but the home-grown variety will go
farthest at the mills. , '
Only a dullard can look at Jean Francois Mil
let's painting, 'The Angelus," and fail to be im
pressed by its message. In it the peasants are
shown as stopping for a moment in their toil,
to stand uncovered and bowed in veneration if
not in actual prayer, as the chapel bell's note re
minds ihem of the hour. Their faith, "as" much a
part of their life as their breath, is lifted up for
the moment, and thus they are kept constantly
reminded of the obligations of man to his, Maker.
So, too, the muezzin calls the faithful Mussul
man to prayer. "Allah il Allah 1" brings the true
believer into contact with his God, and morning,
noon and night he makes obeisance and returns
his thanks for mercies shown. It is now pro
posed by the Presbyterian authorities that a
similar custom be adopted in America, and that
daily at a stated hour the church bells ring, while
all shall for a moment cease their work and send
up a short prayer to' Heaven. Such action may
be scoffed at by the materialistic, but Ameuy is
a nation of believers still. "In God we trust"
is not an idle inscription, and. though we hive
in our circles every creed and every sect, their
prayers all go the same way. And just as faith
is effective only when supported by acts, so our
trust in God will be strengthened y daily, ac
knowledging it.
Efficient School Organization.
An interesting development in the manage
ment of school affairs is taking place in New
York City, where the school board has just
voted to employ an executive manager at a sal
ary of $8,000 a year to look after and be respon
sible for the business details of the schools.
This is precisely along the line of what The
Bee has been advocating for Omaha and which,
we believe, points to the most desirable system
of school organization. It is an approximation to
the general manager system for city govern
ment, though with a dual division between the
business side of the schools and their educa
tional direction. ,
The function of a school board should be ad
visory rather than administrative. It should look
after the broad questions of policy rather than
the distribution of petty spoils and patronage.
Its i membership should command the com
munity's best business talent and its recognized
leaders in the learned professions. . The boafd
should hire a competent expert educator to con
trol and supervise the work of the teaching staff
and another competent expert manager to have
charge of the business affairs. It should then
itself keep out of the work delegated to these two
Our present school organization is cumber
some, wasteful and costly to all concerned. It is
retained only because it is a relic handed down to
us which we must reconstruct eventually, and so
why not now?
Views, Reviews and Interviews
Size-Up of Militarism in Germany Made Over Twenty-five
Years Ago Proves Peculiarly 1 rue
Splendid discipline, cool courage and the
American spirit robbed the U-boat of iti prey
when the Moldavia went down.
Chairman Compton finally listened to the
"cranks and interested persons" on the road
.matter, and he will perhaps hear from the voters
later. ,- - : ,
Credit Uncle Sam's navy just the same for
havinar convoyed 500.000 American troops across
the broad Atlantic without a' single serious mis
hap to date. '
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The question alsd propounds itself whether
Mayor Smith's promise to make Omaha a strike
less city will in fact repress or stimulate indus
trial disputes by demands made for the express
purpose of reselling a compromise.
Governor Neville is still trying to defend those
shady potash Ijand leases corralled by democratic
state house politicians seeking to profiteer off
of the state school fund. The governor would
make a bigger hit by announcing that he would
not stand for leasing an acre of school land to
any one on the state pay roll.
- Better Distribution of Labor.,
One of the earlier results of the order to work
or fight ought to be better distribution of labor.
Investigations have fairly well established that
sufficient of man-power exists for even the ex
traordinary requirements, but it is not so ar
ranged as to be immediately available for best
' uses. The manless job and the jobless man are
widely ; scattered. Co-operation between the
War department and the labor authorities ougt
to remedy this,' and to bring about a systematic
distribution of unemployed men, or men taken
from non-essential jobs, to the end (hat the real
work of war needs will be supplied with available
man-power. Whether the movement be looked
upon as a conscription of labor, or whether it be
accepted for what it really is, a proper attempt
' to put the men of the United States into places
where they will be of greatest service is not so
important as the fact that ft has been undertaken,
and in'a spirit that indicates it will be thoroughly
carried out. N
Memorial Day's Double Meaning.
Memorial sermons today will have a deeper
meaning, for they will include soldiers newly dead
in battle for the right. In America and in France
today Americans are pronouncing eulogies and
giving praise to the men who have made the last
sacrifice for freedom and liberty, not for them
selves alone, but for all mankind,. It is historic
that Americans have never engaged in war for
conquest, but have fought only for the rights of
man, to liberate the oppressed and to establish
justice in the world. So today the nation is in
arms again, with all its strength aroused to de
fend those things it holds dear. Its people will
enter the sanctuaries today not only to return
thanks for the courage and steadfastness- of those
who won and preserved our freedom, but to in
voke blessings on those. who are standing against
the terrible forces of wrong and injustice, and
who are laying down their lives that liberty's
light may not go out in the world. And next
Thursday, more than half the world around,
flowera will deck the graves' of the dead, while
the living renew their pledge, and the world will
be made safe because these men who have died
did not die , in vain.
Mounting Prices Still the Rule.
Following a law thatis good in the economic
as well as the physical realm, prices all around
the world have gone up, and are going higher.
By way of the United States customs house ac
curate figures may be obtained, since under the
law the invoice price for importation must be
the selling price in the country of origin. This
gives an accurate basis for computation, and it es
tablishes the fact that Egypt, India, China, Aus
tralia, the fatthest corner of the world that pro
ducesstuffs for us to consume, have felt the im
pulse and acted accordingly. Whether it be olive
oil fr5m Spain, cotton from Egypt, or "pig's
bristles from China, the same story is told. .We
now pay from three to four times as much for
all these things as we did in 1914. Beans and
bananas have joined the parade, and profiteers
abroad are quite as complacent as those right
here, and a little harder to get at. You can buy1
crude rubber and coffee a little cheaper now than
you could a year ago, but that is about all. Deal
ers do not understand why these staples should
have reversed their motion but they did, and
therefore are noteworthy among the schedule of
articles we continue to purchase abroad.
The new home rule charter convention,
let it be noted, has gone back to our first
home rule charter convention, over which I
presided, for its plan of organization and
methods of procedure. The present body of
charter members are setting for themselves
an entirely different task, being pledged to
submit the present charter practically un
changed, while we in our convention under
took to reconstruct and improve the existing
charter as far as conditions would permit.
To do this work we asked for suggestions
from the public and especially from the im
provement clubs, the Economic league nd
other civic bodies, and devoted a large .part
of our time to public hearings which will be
unnecessary now if no innovations are to be
entertained. vEither way, however, there is
no alternative method of doing the business
of drafting the charter, if the drafting is to
be done intelligently and the results properly-
correlated, conflicts avoided and dupli
cations eliminated, to the method pursued
by us originally. While the different sub
jects or municipal departments can and
should be assigned to separate sub-committees,
there must be one general committee
in a paramount position to sift and fit togeth
er the work of these committees and to Joojc
after those sections of the charter which
relate to no department or -which relate to
more than one department or to all of them.
That is the plan we adopted, which, it will be
remembered, evoked severest criticism, and
yet it is the same plan with slight modifica
tions that the present charter convention is
following. There are also members of the
present convention that asked us to incor
porate various pet hobbies in our charter,
and when we did not were more or less of
fended. I wonder if they will now be as in
sistent when they themselves are doing the
charter making.
We must never forget that but for the
mothers of Omaha,, and out for the self
sacrifice and patient submission to privation
of our noble pioneer women, this great and
growing and prosperous city would not be
what it is today. By the death of Mrs.
Sabina Wakeley, the widow of Judge Eleazer
Wakeley, the small circle of surviving moth
ers of Omaha is again narrowed. For years
the Wakeley home was one of the bright
centers of social life in early Omaha and its
attractiveness and popularity was due as
much to Mrs. Wakeley as to the younger
members of the household. In addition to
her motherly virtues and fine devotion to her
family, Mrs. Wakeley was keenly alert to
everything that was going on in the outside
world, constantly posted on events of the
day and with opinions of her own and ability
to maintain them. She was a builder of
Omaha in her modest and humble way as
much as as the most pretentious or the great
est captains of industry.
Though I never suspected myself of being
endowed with any prophetic genius. I must
say I experienced quite a surprise and al
most a shock, delving through some old pa
pers the other day, to find that I had written
and published this epitome of militarism, in
Germany after my first and only visit to
that country, 20 odd years before the awful
war demon broke loose:
"Wherever I have been in Germany I
, have found that the people generally an
ticipate a war in the near tuture. Ihey are
not anxious for war; they dread it, yet
dread it with a spirit of defiance. They
prefer td have war postponed from year to
year as long as possible, but are deter
mined to be prepared in case it comes.
The personal opinion of the emperor is
not definitely known. His individual ef
forts will have much to do one way or the
other with prolonging the present state of
peace, but it is evident that he joins with
his people in approving the time-worn
saying: 'In time of peace prepare for.
This was printed as the concluding para
graph of a letter dated September, 1891,
which I wrote to The Bee. I was giving my
observations and experiences in Germany
that culminated with witnessing a review by
the emperor of an army corps, out for the
customary autumn maneuver. Reading it
over attain, it seems to have proved to be
remarkably true to later developments. But
if this ominous situation was so easily visible
to a novice and utter stranger to it, surely
the advent of the war should not have been
unexpected to those on the inside supposed
to be watching every change and shift.
"It is a very interesting and curious fact,
this prophesying tendency in time of war,
though by no means' a strange one." I am
quoting from an article in a current magazine
dealing with what the author calls "the very
ancient, human and natural desire 'to antici
pate future events," which is quickened and
aroused by great crises like the present one.
For scientific classification he differentiates
the faculty of anticipation under four head
1. Presentiment by which the individual
has some inward premonition of his own
future. 1
2. Prescience, by which someone not en
titled technically to know foretells' what is
to happen'. ' . .
3. Prediction, by which definite issues are
anticipated without, any real information.
4. Prevision, by which future events are
outlined on the basis partly of historical
knowledge and partly Qf conjecture.
Many examples are collected of each of
the different kinds of prophesying. One va
riety of forecasting consists of reading pres
ent conditions into indefinite prophecies of
long ago, making them fit actual occurrences,
a pastime which has resurrected a lot of an
cient sayings, particularly scriptural prom
ises. Here, for example, is a bunch of them:
"By the so-called prophecy of Mayence,
a gypsy woman, telling fortunes in 1849 to
Prince William of Prussia, foretold by
three simple additions the date of the for
mation of t'-e new German empire that is,
1913. Another Mayence prophecy of 1854
gives the 'field of Birches between Ham,
Woerl, and Paderbotn in Westphalia' as
the theater of the decisive battle putting
an end to the German empire. Is the pres
ent kaiser to be recognized in the emperor
who mounts his horse on the wrong side,
and whose son will perish on the scaffold?
Is it true that a Polish Jesuit with the name
of Bobola announced in the seventeenth
century that his natives land would, after
disappearing, be restored as a kingdom 'at
the same time when theTurk will be driven
out of Europe?' and that a prophecy
which goes back to the Low Empire fore
tells that when a Constantine, king of
Greece shall marry a Sophia, their son
will reign in Constantinople?'"
Of course, we all remember the Tolstoi
forecast of the war that was embodied m an
interview printed in The Bee several years
before the war's outbreak and also the warn
inir of Lord Kitchener to oreoare for a three
years' conflict. None of ' the prophets or
prophecies have come fully up to the mark
of hideous reality and there's plenty of room
yet for ambitious oracles to try out their
Belgian Church Bells to
Belgium had a great host of bells, towered
in many high places, the music of which,
morning, noon and night, carried comfort to
its people long after the invasion of their
country for no offense of theirs, and, as it is
now established, for no otU. end than that of
quickly serving the aims of a woulcl-be world
conqueror. For long the bells of Belgium
hung nnmolested, and it may easily be imag
ined what solace they must have carried to
the stricken and desolated people of that
unfortunate land while the iron heel was
upon their necks.
Now that solace is taken away. Encom
passed by enemies, growing in numbers and
also in confidence, beleaguered, and shut out
of the great world of traffic, the would-be
cohauerer. at last standinsr at bay. though
seemingly aggressive, has torn the bells of
Belirium from their old towers- and turned
their metal into munitions of war, changing
voices of peace and good will to man into
thunders of artillery. It can be ana win oe
said that Germany has also stripped all Ger
man churches of their bells, but that act is
one 'of national defense and not robbery.
Belgium, first invaded without cause and in
plain violation of a treaty to which Germany
was sienatorv. made a strong plea to the
world against that violation, because of its
breach of faith and honor. Such as may then
have wrongly excused it as a military neces
sity can never excuse such wanton spoliation
a, tint content with the destruction of a
wronged people's material life, would rob
them even of their spiritual blessings. States
have Often been conquered, but never, even
in the days of the older barbarians, were
such robberies as this perpetrated. St Louis
People and Events
Only one drink, but it was enough to
sicken a St. Louis policeman and prompt his
resignation. Must have tackled a sample of
the stuff concocted for dry belts.
Noiseless lawn mowers are announced.
Another neighborly joy doomed. A noise
less machine offers no incentive for getting
into the push at sunrise and giving the snooz-
ers on the block a hurry call for breakfast.
"Work or fight" is the slogan of war
time, emphasized by state and local laws
against idleness. Provost Marshal Crowder
gives it the federal okeh. The deathknell
of the tramp is sounded and hobodom
should worry.
Justice manifests headiness and adaptabil
ity in spots. JBack in West Chester, ra.. law
breakers win terms of farm work. In Omaha
auto speeders have their heads searched for
bumps of lunacy. In some directions war
makes for progress.
For cruelly beating two of their children.
caught licking a bottle of jam, Charles Strang
and wife of Staten Island, N. Y., were sent
to state prison for an indeterminate terms.
In the world struggle against autocracy the
parental brand cannot escape an occasional
smash. .
"I don't give a blank for you or anybody,
else," exclaimed Hans Xrueger, a Chicago
saloonkeeper, to a policeman who warned
him against violating the Sunday closing or
dinance. (Hans persisted in his defi for bare
ly a minute and won a "Black Maria" joy
ride. As it is impractical at this time,to send
Krueger.back home for a few '.sjons in
obedience, the court contented itself -with
a monetary shakedown. ,
Maud Gonne McBride, the Maud Gonne
of Omaha memory, is among the Sinn Fein
ers taken over to England for a vacation.
One, of the few masterpieces of photography
taken hereabouts pictures Maud laying a
wreath on the Monument of General John
O'Neill out in Holy Sepulcher cemetery.
Many stirring events in Irish affairs have
happened since then and Ireland's "Joan d'
Arc ' hasn't missc 1 one of them. She lost
her husband in the "Easter rising."
Some unknown booster of tonsorial busi
ness at Defiance, O., put in circulation re
ports that certain unnamed persons would
not shave Off their whiskers until Ortnnnv
won the war. Joshers phoned the news to
wenizei ceacner, who sported a wealth of
chinchillas. Beecher crowded the speed rec
ord in the race to a barber shop and depos
ited his locks as proof of his Americanism.
Defiance barbers quickly went over the top
in subscriptions for Liberty bonds, so fast
was the whisker mowing business.
Around the Cities
Preliminary figures on the assessed
valuation of Salt Lake City property
for 1918 total $10,000,000, an in
crease of $13,000,000 over last year's
Buffalo, N. T., is lidding for the
service of Superintendent Clark of the
schools of Sioux City. It is reported
that a salary of $7,000 a year has been
offered and Mr. Clark thinks it, is
worth looking into at short range.
"Work or flght," with some trim
mings, is the municipal slogan of To-
peka. Failure to do one or the other
spells a liberal fine and six months in
jail. An exodus of gamblers, boot
leggers and other parasites is confi
dently expected.
Retail grocers and meat dealers of
Minneapolis on June 1 will launch
the one-delivery-a-day system urged
by the United States food administra
tion. The move combines patriotism
and economy and serves to ease the
strain of labor shortage.
Chicago proposes to stop the plac
ing of gas water heaters in bath rooms
and sleeping rooms and compel the.
removal of heaters so placed. There
is no objection to placing heaters in
basements or other parts of buildings
and connecting them with the piping.
Rival arson gangs in Detroit, dis
satisfied with the division of the loot,
have, given themselves away, and the
authorities propose to settle the dis
pute by sending both pafties to fire
proof buildings in the state peniten
tiary quadrangle. The firebug squeal
gives much satisfaction to the police
and the insurance companies.
St. Joseph's ice men have been
called to the carpet by the county
food; administrator and warned against
putting over a price raise from 50
cents to 0 cents per 100. pounds to
ticket purchasers and 70 cents to cash
customers. , rood administrators, local
and state, insist they must tje shown
why, with an abundant harvest of ice,
a price boost is necessary.
A test or Vehicle traffic pass
ing 17 of the busy street crossing in
New YorbCity gave the top score to
Columbus circle, where 39,210 vehi
cles were counted between the hours
o 8:30 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. This is
10,000 better than London's high
score at Picadilly circus. The total
count at the 17 corners was 274,305
vehicles in 10 hours.
"Over There and Here"
Charley Schwab, director of ship
building in the United States, has
450,000 men under him, ranking next
to William G. McAdoo, champion
railroad boss of the country.
Charles M. SchwabrVho is working
for Uncle .Sam for a dollar a year
and board .himself, gave a shipyard
foreman a gold watch, for building a
naval collier in 27 days. That is one
style of extra reward of merit sure to
keep things humming in the shipyards.
During the second week of ADril
the registred deaths in 96 great towns
of England and Wales corresponded
to an annual rate of 16.5 per 1,000 of
the aggregate civil population. In
London, the same week, there were
1,447 births and 1,338 deaths, a slight
decrease in the annual death rate.
An organization of patriotic women
of New York has undertaken to pro
vide a ton of milk a day for the chil
dren and the sick of France. The
French government provides shipping
space. Milk is very scarce in France
and costs in Paris as much as 32
cents a quart, when it can be had.
The New York philanthrophy will re
lieve much suffeqing and materially
aid in saving the babies.
Six out of 15 big leaders in the
war have passed th,o three score mile
stone of life. Premier Clemenceau,
77, is dean of the group. Field Marshal
von Hindenburg comes next, having
passed 70 last October. General Foch,
67, is a good third. President Wilson
and General Petain are 62 'and Ad
miral Sims, 60, is the youngest of the
three score list. The other nine range
in age in this order: Emperor Wil
liam, 59; General Pershing, 58; Field
Marshal Haig, 57; General Diaz (Ital
ian army head), 67; Secretary Dan
iels, 56; Premier Lloyd George, 65;
General von Ludendorf. 53; Secaatary
Baker, 47, and Admiral Beatty (Brit
ish navy head), 47.
New Man I found thia IS bill upon jam.
desk., air. '. ' "
Employer I'm lad you are honaat I put
It thera on purpoae to tejt you.
New Man Thafa what I thought, air.
Boston Transcrlot,
yvivit Did you plant a rrdn thla year?
GUlia Tea. Then the fellow next door
decided to keep chickens.
Willis What did you do?
Gillie I bought the lot en the other aide
of him and I'm going to raise chicken
hawks. Life.
"the problems of a detective In real life
are not always so abatruae aa thoaa put up
to Sherlock Holmea." 1
"For Instance?"
"An elevator bor In a local hotel stole
a pair of panta from a gueat and came
to work the next day wearing 'em." Louie
vllle Courier-Journal.
Poplelgh Houae cleaning la not so bad
after all.
Parks How can you say that?
Poplelgh Well, my wife haa lent the
baby to Its grandmother for a whole week
Boston Transcript
"James married a magician's daughter
and found she understood her father'e art"
"How ao?"
, "He had asked her hand In marriage,
but he found it in his pocket." Baltimore
"And you love me for myself alone?" y
"Yes," dear."
"Suppose I were to Inherit $1,000.000 ?"
"I could help you spend It with a clear
conscience." Birmingham Age-Herald.
Impelled am I by swelling pride
AU other tasks to set aside -
And at this time enumerate ,
Some things that make Nebraska great.
The richness of her fertile soil
Rewards her hardy aona of toll;
It Is the source of wealth untold,
More precious than are mines of gold.
Her acrea know no wheatless years.
Her corn stalka have the biggest ears;
Her valleys grow a world of hay;
Her barnyards have the hens that lay.
Her cattle graze on verdant hills
And slake their thirst from sparkling rills;
Her streams contain the largest fish
That heart of brefoot boy could wish.
Her factories all are on the boom:
For Idlers here there Is no room;
Her business houses and her banks
Are foremost In the nation's ranks.
Her statesmen are of world renown;
Her women fit to, wear a crown;
Most wise and learned are her teachers,
And Godly men are all her preaohera.
Her stalwart sons have crossed the sea
To make their fight for Liberty;
10 crusn Autocracy iroro me earm
And give to Freedom a new birth.
And here at home the Red Cross drivel
Will help to save our soldiers' lives;
And this good work will never stop
'Till our fair states "goes o'er the top."
Fremont, Neb. . . , , . '
My Superior Dentistry com
mends itself to so many, I have
no idle moments.
I shall continue to give dol
lar for dollar in superior work
manship and material, but nev
er inferior workmanship and
Your Uncle Sam demands
that his boys have gc6d teeth.
To make them fit' to fight. So
the battle of life demands the
same of you.
No charge made for examina
tions. Dr. U. E. Ludwick
Dentistry of the Better Kind.
606 Bee Bldg.
Phone Douglas 1839.
One Year Ago Toda In the War,
Japanese claimed to have sunk 14
German submarines and three Aus
trian warships in the Mediterranean.
Rome reported Italians had broken
Austrian line on six-mile front and
captured 9,000 prisoners. '
The Day We Celebrate.
, Ralph E. Crandell, president of the
It- E. Crandell Mercantile company,
born 1876. ,
Her majesty, Queen Mary of Great
Britain, born In Kensington palace,
London. 61 years airo.
Dr. Guy Potter Benton, president of
the University of Vermont, born at
; Kenton. O.. 53 years ago.
, Harry ' A. Wheeler of Chicago,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States, born In
Brooklyn, N. Y., (I years ago
This Day In History. - V
1738 Five ' hundred Irish Insur
gents killed, by royalist troops in bat
tie at Tart,' 1
18(1 Federal troops ' occupied
Farkeraburc. W. Va.
184 Montana Territory organised
vy act of congress. ?
1888 Michael Barrett ft Fenlal
leader, was hanged in London, the last
oubuc execution m that city.
11 TO Canadian militia repelled a
raid? of Fenians trora the United
-, States. '
1890 John J3. Carlisle qualified as
Uiued States senator from Kentucky.
Just SO Years Ago Today
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner gave a
select party to a few .of their friends
and their beautiful home was rich In
floral decorations and everything
favored a most enjoyable evening:
The Ladles' Musical society gave
Its bi-weekly concert at Meyer's
hall. The instrumental music was fur
lished by Mrs. G. M. Hitchcock,
Mrs. Henshaw and Martin Cohn. The
vocal numbers by Mrs. Isaacs and
Nat Brigham.
The Concordia Singing society Is
making preparations for a great ex
cursion to Blair In a week or two.
After seven months' absence In
Oregon and Washington territory, A.
R. Drexel has returned to Omaha
The Rev. W. J. Harsha haa had the
good fortune to be one of the 80
Presbyterian ministers of the United
States who will represent America in
the grand Pan-Presbyterian council
1o be held in London this summer. He
h the youngest delegate, and .the ap
pointment is a hign honvr.
Signposts of Progress
A new attachment turns the tele
phone Into a fire alarm apparatus.
Two hundred thousand women in
England are engaged In agricultural
A hand-operated emery wheel which
can be clamped to any tree has been
invented to sharpen the tools of men
working In forests. ,
Time consumed by girls employed
in the Standard Oil company plant
fit Bavonne). N. J.. In dnnnlnar anit
doffing overalls was classed by the
company aa overtime.
The police department of New York
City has a motor truck wireless s'x
tion. This station carries a powerful
transmitter and receiver, and has two
aerials one on a 85-foot mast and
the other on a 10-foot mast
Consul Henry S. Culver reports from
St John, New Brunswick, Canada, un
der date of April 83, that more than
17,000,000 bushels of grain were
shipped from St John last winter, as
compared with 8,450,000 bushels last
year, making a record for the port
The Inventor of the system of short
hand established in China, must be
nothing less than a genius. The lan
guage has no written vowels aad con
sonants.' and one syllable, spoken in
as many aa nine different tones, has
as many meanings. In sptte of these
difficulties, the new system permits a
speed of 140 words a minute. Schools
tor teaching shorthand are being es
tabllahed in various part of the coun
try, '
Here, and There
A shaving outfit that has an elec
tric searchlight upon the handle of
theafety rasor has been Invented for
use In the dark.v
The potato, for many years past
has formed one quarter of alt the
food eaten by European and English-speaking
An acre of good fishing ground at
sea would yield more food in a week
than an acre of good ground on the
land would produce In a year.
If a box six feet deep was filled
with sea water, which was then al
lowed to evaporate, there would be
two Inches of salt left in the bottom
of the" box. , ' ,
A great French scientist predicts
that by the year 2000 food will be
made from carbon taken from carbonic-
acid,' hydrogen taken a from
water and nitrogen taken from air.
In view of the fact that Chinese
women are to be found in nearly all
of the large American cities, it is
surprising to learn that there Is only
one Chinese woman living in Lon
don's Chinatown.
The happiest day in the year to
the Japanese boy falls In May. On
a chosen day of this month they all
celebrate their birthdays, whether they
happened to be born in May or not
Every boy dresses in his best clothes,
and all, rich and poor alike, wear
dark blue socks. Their homes are
gayly decorated with leaves and paper
lanterns and the day is spent In feagt
ingMn merry-making and in the in
spection of the gifts of boyr
' Out of the Ordinary
' A new Yo.k beauty doctor has been
sued for $5,000 damages for ruining
the good looks of one of his pa
tients. A British army officer, making a
round of the historic sights in Phila
delphia, found "made in Germany"
on the thermometer in Independence
hall. ,
M. A. Riley, a draftsman employed
by the Shelby Steel Tube company at
Newcastle, Pa., was busy knitting a
sweater for the Red Cress during the
three days he served as grand Juror.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick Slauson of Stamford, Conn.,
May l. It was the birthday of Mrs.
Slauson, of her mother, Mrs. Frank
Haas, and also of the latter's mother.
The potato waa first Introduced info
Spain by Hleronymus Card a, a monk,
in 1553; in England by Sir John Haw
kins and Sir Francis Drake in 1563,
and into Ireland by Sir Walter Ra
leigh In 1586. ' , .
The town of Ashton, 111., is looking
for some person to climb to the top
of the water tower and put a new
electric lamp there. The light has
not been used for a year because no
body was willing to climb the; tower.
Awakened by a cat crying ard
scratching at his bed room door, Pe
ter Bolsavage, a merchant of Johnson
City, Pa., found the room filled with
smoke. Rushing downstairs he dis
covered a serious fire in his general
stora t
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