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Last Quarter. 7th: New Moon, 13th;
First Quarter, 21st.
J *> Harrisburg and vicinity: Probably
rain to-night and Wednesday. Warmer
mJa. tonight, lowest temperature about 48
1 Kastern Pennsylvania: Probably rain
" to-night and Wednesday, warmer in
k >0" yj south portion to-night. Fresh south
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 53; lowest, 33; S a. m.. 34; § p. m., 49.
FIGHTING FOR PEACE OR PIECES?
A common assumption is that the nations arc at
war in order to obtain permanent peace founded
upon a fair adjustment ot' national claims, A per
tinent ((notion is whether they are most concerned
about bringing hostilities forever to a elose, or
about gaining slices of opponents' territories in the
process of the adjustment they seek.
The cry from wiclders of tiie pen among the bel
ligerents »d' late i» that the nations arc so intent
upon fighting for lasting peace that they have no
concern tor territorial expansion. Professor W"il
helm Ostwald. German scientist, declares in the
current number of "The Independent," that "it is
only for the sake of peace that the war is being
fought and the peace will be the more enduring
and the more secure the greater the sacrifices of
this terrible catastrophe."
Singing the same tune, Yves Guyot, former
French Minister of Public Works, asserts in the
"North American Review" that England, France
and Russia have gone to war for no other reason
than "to obtain lasting peace for themselves aud
The German and the Frenchman agree delight
fully on the purpose of the conflict, and their only
little point of difference seems to be concerning
which side shall dictate the terms of the madly
desired peace. The former assumes that Germany
will be victorious and thinks that the Kaiser would
be able to arrange things splendidly, while the lat
ter works on the theory that the Allies will win
and believes that they would find little difficulty in
insuring peace, merely by breaking up the German
Empire into its constituent states, thus destroying
Prussian dominance and depriving the Kaiser of
M. Guyot scorns the idea that the Allies should
wish to enrich themselves territorially as a conse
quence of the war. He says that although France
will recover Alsace-Lorraine and Russia will prob
ably get Constantinople, there will be no other im
portant acquisitions. Belgium will not take a piece of
Prussia even as a gift, he assures us, since the Ger
man population thus acquired would destroy its
nationality; Russia will not get Germany's and
Austria's Polish provinces, since these will be
granted autonomy, and none of the Allies will
bother about taking over any German colonial pos
sessions inasmuch as they are of insignificant value,
in his opinion.
If the contesting nations really are not seeking
pieces of one another, but peace for all, we must
hope that their war will be a success.
NATIONAL ACADEMY NOT NEEDED
The suggested incorporation of a National Acad
emy of Arts and Sciences was opposed in Congress,
despite President Wilson's approval of the project,
on the ground that it was a plot to create in this
country an intellectual aristocracy. A body of
selected men of letters, painters and scientists in
the United States, patterned after the academies of
European countries, might or might not form an
aristocracy, yet the eountrv can probably get along
just as well without an ornamental organization
of that sort.
When the National Institute of Arts and Letters
several years ago announced a list of forty "Amer
ican Immortals" there was not a little poking of
fun, and it was not quite made dear at the time why
the designating of forty particular names for im
mortality was deemed necessary. The list of names
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. TUESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 23. 1915.
has been aptly called ' 4 the first roster of an absnrd
Yankee imitation of the French Academy."
The suggestion has been facetiously made that
an Academy of Arts and Sciences in this country
might be all right if each Congressman were to
nominate a member, thus having every state in
the Union represented in the enrollment on the
basis of population. Such an apportionment might
at least have an advantage over the election of
members by the Academy itself, for if there would
he any contests over selections they would most
likely be based on the political leanings rather than
on the professional merits of the aspirants, which
would of course simplify matters.
The election of Fellows to an American Academy
solely on the basis of^their achievements in arts and
sciences would be no easy thing. Contemporary
men of letters might perhaps be selected for honors
whose books have had the biggest sales, yet just the
other day a hard-hearted publisher came along with
a statement that best sellers are best sellers not be
cause they are especially well written but because
they are especially well advertised, and it may be
that he is right.
An incorporated organisation of a limited num
ber of men, no matter how carefully selected for
proposed immortality, would hardly be of much
account in this country anyway. There would 110
doubt be included in the membership scholars and
investigators whom the general public never knew
anything about and never will, while there would
probably be omitted many names of novelists aud
short story writers which are very familiar ones in
American homes where current magaziues and
books are read.
NEED OF GONSCRIPTION~IN BRITAIN
Dr. John Simpson, of Washington, D. C., for
eighteen years associated as a nerve specialist with
the government hospital for the insane in George
town, D. C., was a llarrisburg visitor yesterday
and had some very interesting things to relate re
garding the way news of the declaration of war with
Germany was received in Loudon last July and
also concerning subsequent events in the British
capital. Dr. Simpson was one of the few Americans
who were privileged to observe at first hand and
through intimate association with the British people
the effect of the declaration of war on their minds,
having lived with and moved among them in Lon
don from the middle of last July until last October
when he sailed for home.
One of the things that impressed Dr. Simpson
most is what he regards as the need of a conscrip
tion law in Great Britain. He said that one evi
dence of the lack of a compulsory military law there
is the fact that great numbers of able-bodied men,
who live more by their wits than by honest toil, are
remaining at home in certain sections of London
while the middle class workers and the aristocrats
are the ones who are enlisting. Among the stay
at-homes are chiefly men who reside in those parts
of the city that are noted for crime and lawlessness,
—men who are well qualified by instinct and nature
to tight, but who are not prompted by patriotic
motives to volunteer to serve their country at the
front. This condition results in the burden of the
fighting falling on the shoulders of the more useful
types of men, —the workers and the wage-earners
who have more patriotic impulses which impel
them to enlist for the country's good without being
compelled to do so.
One result of this condition is that the best men
of England are giving their lives in the trenches
while the gamblers, petty crooks and drones are
remaining at home in idleness. In the ranks of the
soldiers who marched through London on the way
to the front Dr. Simpson saw for the most part
earnest, determined men, —men going to war for
the principles involved. While they, of course,
make the finest type of soldiers a system whereby a
country is stripped first of such useful citizens in
time of war is obviously a misfortune.
Thus it can be seen that the lack of a compul
sory military service law in Great Britain is a dis
advantage to that nation not alone for the reason
that it deprives the country of a trained reserve
force that could be drawn on at the will of the gov
ernment as in countries that have conscription laws.
It, perhaps, places a far greater handicap on Great
Britain for the fact that it takes out of the country
its best citizens, —those who in time of peace are the
workers, the producers, the supporters of the fam
ilies, —and leaves the drones and parasites who con
sume rather than conserve and develop the nation's
Watch Harrisburg trees grow after the arrival of the
City Forester on Monday!
It is well for the enlightenment of the public that some
of the Froth column "Poetry" is labeled as such.
When business is dull in Atlantic City the announcement
is made that "the lid is off." Then—extra trains from
That big 'Frisco exposition is said to excel all previous
ones held in this countrybut you can't make Chicago,
St. Louis or Buffalo believe it.
With V. Grant Forrer and M. Harvey Taylor on the
committee for municipal band concerts there ought to be
some real harmony this summer.
Baseball umpires will have to exert special care in main
taining neutrality during the comiDg season when they
officiate at games in which "Honus" Wagner, "Heiney"'
Zimmerman, "Larry" Lajoie and "Larry" Dooin partici
pate. We may yet see war on the diamond.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
WHILE THEY FAIL
"These anti-kissing crusades always fail."
"Of course they do. Nearly every one s«ts his or her
face against them."—Exchange.
HABD ON THE PIC TUBE MAN
"There are some very ugly features iu this case."
Catarrh is as much a blood disease
M scrofula or rheumatism. It may be
relieved, but it cannot be removed by
simply local treatment. It breaks down
the geuoral health, weakens the lung
tissues, and leads to consumption.
Hood's Sarsuparilla is so successful
in the treatment of catarrh that it is
known ns the best remedy for this
disease. It purities the blood. Ask your
druggist for it. Adv.
| Tongue-End Top ics |
Old Samaria has vanishfi.l from the
world's map, but, thanks to a certain
Jew whose great heart could discern
real brotherly love whether in Jew or
Gentile, the term Good Samaritan en
dures and will endure as an epithet de
scribing the man who practices true
Christian charity. The Good Samaritans
who every day and everywhere cheer
fully turn aside to help a brother
uetvf, then pass quietly on their way,
expecting no recognition or reward,—
their name is legion. Here is a bit of a
story, a very plain little story; but it
has at least the merit of being true.
The hero is ail old white-haired man
who loves the poor; who has spent his
life in trying lo serve them; who knows
them as few others do, being familiar
with their family histories, in some
cases through several generations, know
ing well the pathos and the comedy of
their hard lives.
• • *
Case of an Unfortunate Ghirl
In a distant county, a young girl,
feeble-minded and unfortunate, left her
home and wandering aimlessly a>bout,
at last strayej to Harrisburg. Hero
she was cared for at the almshouse,
pending arrangements with her home
county for her return. Last week her
father and sister arrived in this city
to reclaim her and were directed to the
county office. They were a rather
grotesque pair, lacking many things
commonly deemed essential to the mod
ern toilet —notably, soap and combs,
or else the disposition to use them.
Thoir language, their manners, as well
as their attire, bespoke them strangers.
* . *
He Demands a Drink First
The necessary business transacted,
the pair .set out to find their way to the
almshouse where thov were to rejoin
their unfortunate relative. Realizing
their comparative helplessness in a
strange city, hampered by their imper
fect command of our language, an old
gentleman came forward and under
took to see them aboard the right ear.
Arrived in the street, our Samaritan
was thrown into"fonsternation by the
man's firm announcement, that he
wouldn't go an\ where till he had a
drink. The situation was perplexing.
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Substitutes Qinger Ale
11l the first place our hero is a tee-
I totaler of the first water, and couli not
j en Jure the thought of giving the man
I bis way. In the next place, he felt it
| would be a disgrace to Dauphin county
see to it that the stranger com
; initted to its charge by another county
j remained sober while its guest. He
j acted promptly. Spying a soda foun
i tain, he conducted thither his thirsty
! prdteges, and so plied them with ginger
| ale that no capacity reuiaineM for
| stronger drink. While they were re
(veling in the glass that "cheCTS but
| not inebriates," their guide reflected ;
' that five hours must elapse before they j
could leave tho city. to their own j
devices, it was a grj>at deal more than !
probable that they would come to grief j
long before the expiration of the in
terval. Bv the time they were ready
to "cry quits" to the ginger ale, our
hero had made up his mind to enlist fori
the entire period and not to let them
out of his sight.
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Grumbles Over the Meal
Accordingly the visitors were per
sonally conducted to the almshouse.
Having eaten s-uipper with much grum
j bling over the absence of his favorite
• native dishes the county's guest flatly
; refused to remain there and insisted
| upon returning to the city streets. Back j
Ito the city they came, their number!
augmented to four by the addition of >
[the feeble-minde 1 girl, and the visitors!
entered upon the enjoyment of the'
evening of their lives. Through the
marble halls of the Capitol strode the
white haired Samaritan, followed bv
' his amazed and delighted comrades.
When this trip ended, they again were
"Movies" Solve the Problem
Immedtatelv they were marshaled to
a lunch room where their wants were
supplied. Next followed an inspection
of the principal city streets. How
ever, this could not be protracted so as
to consume all the interval till train
time; and the guests were casting long
ing eyes toward the various bars along I
the route. What was to be done? Em
boldened by the emergency, our strate
gist took a daring resolution: "The
Movies!" The crisis wjis grave and ad
mitted no delay. To the picture show
he conducted his singular group of
sightseers—and the "Movies" did the
rest. The reels held them enthralled
till train time; and they left l>auphin
county sober and quite satisfied with
their entertainment. The Samaritan
had fought a good fight and' had won
CONTRIBUTED BY -CORA B. STA
"I am a self-made man," said Mt. :
" Didn't your wife have something to |
do with your career?"
"She used to say so. But after see
ing how I behaved in society she re
fuses to take any of the blame.'' — f
NEW DEATH CHAIR
' INITIATED TO-DAY
Castlnufii Krnm Pint P««*
his face lifted and shining, a scarlet
stole folded iu his left haud against
As Second Shock WM Turned on
At the second shock a tiny corkscrew
of blue smoke as faint as that which
might arise from a cigarette, went up
Irom the left leg of the man iu the
chair and drifted up through the metal
dome above the chair. The priest re
mained motionless on his knees and
only wheu the spry young doctor with
his' stethoscope stepped forward and
said, "Gentlemen, I pronounce this man
dead," did he arise. Ho moved to
the stone bench with the other wit
nesses, slipped his crucifix under his
long cassock and finally left the room.
The priest had spent the entire night
in the doomed man's cell. Tulap had
confessed the murder. When he entered
the room a foot or two ahead of the
doomed man he was whispering the
litany for the dead.
"bod have mercy on me, Christ have
mercy ou me,'' Taiap whispered in re
Engine of Death Set in Motion
Warden Francis was not a witness at
the execution. Prison keepers are usual
ly opposed to capital punishment. The
deputies and the experts who installed
the chair and the general equipment
had spent most of the night grooming
the great gasoline engine in the power
room immediately under the row of six
Every circuit had been tested. When
the power plant was set going at 6.30
this morning the muffled uproar pene
trated upward through the steel and
TaJap who at that instant was on his
knees Mopped praying to fcry. He re
fused to eat any breakfast. It was
eleven and a half minutes after seven
wheu the chief keeper of the death
house entered his cell.
"It's time, John," he said. "Yes,"
said Talap, uncertain and looked at the
The March to ratal Chair
"This way, John," the priest said,
and the march began over the twenty
one feet of corridor that intervenes
between the six death cells and the
chair. Talap had cried during most of
the night. He refused to sleep. He had
been brought up from the Norristown
jail last Monday- handcuffed to a de
tective and uncter the eye of Sherift
Schwartz, of Montgomery county.
Talap following immediately on the
heels of the young priest, walked
wearily and seemed to have difficulty
iu moving his feet. A deputy warden
supported him at each elbow. A touch
on his arm wheeled him to the chair,
planted t« the right of the door. Then
he looked down and got his first sight
of the terrible instrument. He permit
ted the attendants to pack him to the
seat in the chair. He eat with his head
thrown back and his eyes partly closed
for about forty seconds before his face
was hidden by the leather mask.
Arrangements Quickly Completed
The last bucklo was fixed in one min
ute and ten seconds. A hurried re-ex
amination of every str,ip and buckle
took fifty seconds." A deputy wardeu's
handkerchief flashed behind his hack
and then a man at the switchboard im
mediately behind the chair to the right
snapped a switch.
Talap's body was taken to the
autopsy room. After the usual exami
nation it was turned over to a Belle
fonte undertaker aud will be buried at
Norristown. Talap's two children, who
live in Norristown, did not" visit him
after his sentence. He shot his wife,
he said, because of jealousy.
Andrew Malinowski, of Pittsburgh,
also sentenced for wife murder, is an
occupant of a death cell, lie was sen
tenced to be executed this week but at
the last minute was granted a reprieve
to March 28.
Others to Be Electrocuted
A number of other men now under
sentence of death in this State will be
brought from the various counties to
the Rockview death house and will be
There is a possibility that some
change may be made in the death house
iu order to bring t'he power from an
outside plaut and thus obviate the pre
liminary horrors that attend the start
ing up of the power plant in the build
ing itself. The chair is in a room 26x
29 feet of steel and concrete which lias
no other article of furniture.
A Philadelphia electrician pulled the ;
I switch that sent the curreiit into Talap I
in order to make action certain. Ho :
| represented the contractors and, aeeord
. ing to the rule, his name was withheld
by the authorities.
A man advertised recently in a Lon
don paper to forward on receipt of
postage stamps "sound practical ad
vice that would be applicable at any
time and to all persons and conditions
of life." .
On receipt of the stamps be sent his
! numerous victims the following:
"Never give a boy a penny to hold
j your shadow while you climb a tree to
j look into the middle of next week."
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31 How To Get Rid of a \\
! > Bad Cough ;;
J | A Home-Mad? Remedy that Will ' *
i > Do It Quickly. Cheap and ] J
11 Eaallr Hade |
If you have a bad cough or cheat cold
which refuses to yield to ordinary reme
dies, get from any druggist 2% ounces
ot Finex (oO cents worth), pour into a
pint bottle and till the bottle with'plain
granulated sugar syrup. Start taking
a teaspoonful every hour or two. In 24
hours your cough will be conquered or
very nearly so. Even whooping couch is
greatly relieved in this way.
'Ahe above mixture makes a full pint
a family supply—of the finest couth
svrup that money could buy— at a cost
of only 54 cents. Easily prepared in 5
minutes, full directions with Pinex.
Ibis Pinex and Sugar Syrup prepa
ration takes right hold of a cough and
gives almost immediate relief, ft loos
ens the dry. hoarse or tight cough in a
way that is really remarkable. Also
quickly heals the inflamed membranes
which accompany a painful cough, and
stops the formation of phlegm in the
throat and bronchial tubes, thus ending
the persistent loose cough. Excellent for
bronchitis, spasmodic croup and winter
rlectly * n<l tastes good
. is a special and highly concen
trated compound of genuine Norway pine
extract, rich in guaiacol, which ia so
healing to the membranes.
To avoid disappointment, ask your
druggist for "2% ounces of Pinex," —do
accept anything else. A guarantee ;
of absolute satisfaction, or money prompt- |
' 'coTFt &Tj
Additional 25c Sale News on Page 10
Glassware Specials Dresser Covers
50c ten-inch Colonial glass i Sx o 6> ISx45 and 18x54 b „.
footed fruit bowls, Spedial reau and dresser eovers, 30c
Wednesday only, 25? vnhu> . Spet . ial for Wednes
lolomal water tumblers, J a y only 2 S »^
30c value. Special Wednes- ,' n . _
day only, doren 25? ""Dive,, Pomeroy & Stewart
tsr Dives, Pomerov & Stewart. street I'loor.
i i Table Napkins
Moth Proof Bags Hemmed mercerized nap
] i ' • j . kins, ISx 18 inches, formerly
Odorless ami cedar,zed 75e a (iomi s • , fop w *
moth-proof bags sizes for nesday, 6 for . 25?
overcoats and suits. Special * '
Wednesday only, 25? Pomeroy &• Stewart
i> . . Street Floor.
BTDivos, Pomeroy & Stewart
■■■ White Ratine
Automobile Supplies 17e w ' lite ratine, 28 inches
». . , » • ;ue. Special for Wednes
ue can of ( arbonax for day only, 4 yards for . 25?
removing carbon from engine i- " 7>
i-j c*. • i w j ,l)t wnite plisse crepe. 2!)
\ S r'T SpK '' al We te !" d »" »!«•» •» I. .... iron.
' ' m- T i Special for Wednesday
(oc can Tire-Lac, makes old only, ;i yards for 25?
tires look like new. Special n . * „ .
Wednesday only 25? Dnc \ on ' er °f 4 St » wart
. , Street Floor.
98c Mosier spit-fire breech ———
black spark plugs, Va inch
standard and % inch A. L. A. .
M. Special Wednesday only, "ajama Checks
25? 17 C white pajama cheeks;
39c rubber sleeve protect- 3li inches wide. Special for
ors. Special Wednesday only, Wednesday only, 3 yards for
pair 25c 2: ?
SI.OO and $1.98 odd size Dives, Pomerov & Stewart,
tire covers. Special Wednes- Street Floor.
dav onlv, , ... 25c 1 1
Ut Dives, Pomeroy \ Stewart, """
Basement. White Crepe
white crepe voile, 40
w,'.n«iu«v inches wide. Special for
Miscellany .ednesday only, 2 yards for
Three 8-foot 10c clothes 25?
props. Special Wednesday 15c white linen finish cos
only, 25? iuuie cloth; 38 inches wide.
Two 15c galvanized water tor \\ ednesday only,
pails. Special Wednesday 3 yards for 25?
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Two 19c Hcnis fruit and street Moor,
vegetable presses. Special
Wednesday only, 25c —————————
Four 10c cans Climax wall Royal Waists
.taper cleaners. Special Wed- SI.OO Royal waists; small
ncsdav only, 25? sizes: none exchanged. Spe
-33c solid brass wash boards. cial for Wednesday only,
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kettles. Special Wednesday —————————————
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'Two 25c glad rag polishing SI,OO Shirts, 25$
cloths. Special, 25? j len - s negli -- ee plaitet , ant ,
49c carpenters'chisels. Spe- stilt - bosoui shirtg in co j ol . B
cial Wednesday only, ..25? and white; SI.OO value. Spe
98c safety razor stroppers. cial for Wednesday only,
Special Wednesday only, 25?
25? Boys' 50c negligee shirts;
39c. nickel pi."u>'J scissors. attached collar. Special for
Special Wednesday only, Wednesday only 25?
25 C- (y Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart,
W Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
8 Packs Chewing Gum, pOc toques and SI.OO knit
25tf I golf hats. Special for Wed- I II
Eight packs s<' Adams or nesday only, 25?
Wrigley's chewing giliu. Spc- Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart,
cial Wednesday only, . .25? Street Floor.
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart
——————-—-» Men's Handkerchiefs
~Men's 4c plain hemstitched
Bed Spreads handkerchiefs. Special for
. , , - , , Wednesday only, 12 for 25?
Sixty crochet bed spreads; • , ...
, « • 1 ,. 0 -o Dives, romeroy & Stewart
hemmed for use; size box (8 Street Floor,
inches. One to a customer.
Special for Wednesday only, ~
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Special for Wednesday only, Men's suspenders, made
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Scarf Pins •
25c touch wood scarf pins, Children's Hose
tie Clasps ami watch fobs. ' 2 Pair for 25^
Special for Wednesday only, ~, ,
9 f or 25? Children s white aud black
seamless lisle hose, seconds of
25c scarf pins. Special for 2 5c grades. Special Wednes-
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Street Floor. Street Floor.
An Old Larch Tree I
Italy can boaßt of a lareh tree the j
age of which is estimated to be 2,000 f
years. It is situated on the northern |
flank of Mont Chetip in the direction;
of the huts of Pian Veni, above Cour- i
mayeur, a few steps from the footpath
that skirts the limits of the meadow j
land. Due alllowance being made for
the extreme slowness with which the
laroh grows, for the altitude above sea
level (1,650 meters) at whieh it is root
ed and for its northerly exposure in
the near neighborhood of the glacier,
where the cycle of ite development is
barely five months every year, this
venerable larch, untouched alike by
woodman's ax and thunderbolt, cannot
be leos than 2,000 years old.—Scots
1 . MB
'Holland has a department of state,
: with a cabinet minister at the head of
fit, for her "waterstaat," an untrans-
I latable word, which means practically
! the state of a'll waters from the field
! drain in the polders to the Rhine at
| winter lever. Thev are all linked up in
; one scheme in an* office at The Hague.
1 —.Loudon Express.
If You Are Nervous
and are losing weight, we recommend
that you take
«B <&*JOS!L. 0"VOO'I
for a short time. A prescription which
we gladly endorse.
Georgo a. Gorga*.