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THK CITIZEN, WKIhVHSDAY, MAUCII SO, 1010.
DKATll OF FAMOUS J?10,000
"Montague, Louise M., died nt
her residence, 1C4 Mnnhnttnn nve
nuo, Now York City."
This simple death notice nppenred
In the New York papers, It was
written by Louise Montnsuo herself
a week before her death, tho day
on which death would comu being
left blank, to be filled In by tho un
dertaker. Pew who read this notice know
thnt tho Louise MontnKiie, whoso
death was so simply chronicled, was
tho woman who was onco heralded
far and wldo over tho country as
the "Ten Thousand Dollar Heauty."
Louise Montague's beauty was for
years the talk and woudor of Amer
ica. Her name was the synonym of
beauty, and everywhere she went
sho was talked of and petted and
held court like a queen.
After the llrst rage over her had
subsided she sought the quiet of
private life but n few years after
wards went on the stage because It
was discovered that she had talents
equal to her beauty.
She had a splendid soprano voice
and line dramatic ability and so she
appeared with Edward E. Kice's
company In the "Corsair" and then
became the star of David Hender
son's "Slnbad the Sailor," and wns
perhaps one of the greatest favorites
that Broadway ever knew.
lint she had no triumph like thnt
of the lirst few years in which she
appeared before the public. She
was only a girl then of eighteen or
nineteen. Adam Forenaugh, the
showman, discovered her and deter
mined to make her beauty a feature
of his show. With his showman's
cunning he first determined to lay
a foundation that would nrouse great
Interest and expectancy in the pub
lic mind, so ho advertised in 1S7S
that he would pay ten thousand dol
lars to find tho most beautiful wom
an in America.
Interest was aroused all over the
country nnd the public were on tip
toe with excitement. Finally came
the announcement that the judges,
after considering thousands of beau
tiful women had decided on Louise
Montngue, as tho loveliest of them
all, and that she would go with the
circus and take part In every street
A great chariot was especially
constructed, on which was an im
mense globe, and seated on this,
gorgeously dressed, rode the young
woman above a great sign which
proclaimed in gold letters:
"Forepaugh's Ten Thousand Dol
lar Prize Iieauty."
After a few years on the stage
.Miss Montague again retired to pri
vate life. She lived for a long time
in a beautifully furnished house in
West Sixty-first street. Dut in
vestments she had made turned out
badly. Tho money she had earned
in riding, perched high on a golden
chariot in hot, dusty street parades
took wings. She was very sympa
thetic and generous and was always
ready to give liberally to help the
And so her money dwindled, until
finally sho moved to a tiny flat on
the fifth floor of the apartment house
in Manhattan avenue, where she
died. In her later years the fame
that had come to her as a "prize
beauty" gave her no Joy. She bur
led herself almost entirely from the
friends sho had known in her circus
and stage career, and very few know
what had become of her.
When she knew a week ago that
she would die, she asked the few
friends, who still remained faithful
to her to say nothing after her death
concerning tho fact that sho had
once been known as "Tho Ten Thous
and Dollar IJeauty." And so sho
wrote with her own hand the only
notice she wanted published of her
"Those who can only remember
Forepaugh's Famous I'rizo Iieauty,' "
she Bald, "I do not wish to como to
my funeral. Hut to those who re
member Louise Montague, well, I
want them to be around me when I
am laid in my grave."
Hut Just before sho died she asked
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that nil tho old pictures of herself
In tho dnys not her fleeting glory bo
brought to her, nnd they stood on tho
mnntlo and chairs In tho room whero
Loul8o Montngue lay In her coflln.
Pinned on tho wnll was a glaring,
mnny-colored circus poster "Pore
pough's Prize Henuty" nnd over
tho mnntlo was a fadod photograph,
llfe-slzo, of Louise Montngue, ns
"Sinbnd tho Sailor." Tho pictures
showed the face of a mnrveloiiHly
beautiful woman, but the fnco In tho
coflln In spite of tho traces of tho
proud fight made against poverty
and disappointment and ambition un
realized, wns calm and beautiful,
moro beautiful than had over been
tho face of even "Forepaugh's Ten
Thousand Dollar Prize Heauty."
Stories of Ahi-uliuui and flic Klood
On a tablet of hardened clay ex
cavated at Nippur, near Habaylon,
Professor Horrann V. Hllprecht of
the University of Pennsylvania has
found proof of the Hiblo story thnt
Abraham went forth from Ur of the
Chnldees 4,000 years ago to go Into
the land of Cnnnan.
Professor Hllprecht offers to the
world proof of Abraham as a real
historic personage traced In the
mystic signs of a language that no
tongue has uttered in common speech
for more than 3,000 years. He says
the evidence is bound to startle the
scientific and religious world and to
change the whole character of the
higher criticism of tho Bible.
But Abraham is really only n sec
ondary figure In this now develop
ment of ancient history. The chief
fnct brought out is that tho people
of Ur, from which Abraham came,
tho people of the plains of Shinar.
the seat of that twilight civilization,
had a story oi the deluge almost
Identical with that of the Old Tes
tament. Among the tablets brought out of
Nippur by the last expedition from
the University of Pennsylvania was
one fragment which is part of a de
luge story more ancient by 1,000
years than any that has been found
and antedating by at least 200 years
the time that Abraham left Ur to
go to the land of Canaan. And this
fragment has been deciphered by
Professor Hllprecht after months of
infinite lnbor and pains and the ex
ercise of his profound knowledge of
It is simply amazing in its coinci
dence to tho Bible story of tho de
luge to which it tallies in minute
details. In this as In tho Bible story ,
"I will loosen the confines of ;
heaven. A deluge 1 will make, and I
it shall sweep away all men to- (
Even tho errors in the translation
of the Hiblo text from Hebrew to
English and German mark the strik
ing similarity between tho Nippur
siorv of the deluge and that of the
ancient Hebrews, for Professor Hil-1
precht points out thnt tho word
which the translators of a few hun
dred years rendered "window" and
which appears in all later versions
of the Bible as "window" really
meant "roof" in the old Hebrew.
Whore our Bibles say "a window
shall thou make to the ark' it should
have read by correct translation "a
roof shnlt thou make to the ark."
The tablet story of the deluge
written 2100 B. C. which Professor
Hllprecht has translated contains
this very comment. The Lord of tho
(lods says, "With a strong deck (or
roof) over It."
This tablet, or, rather, this frag
ment of a tablet, with the story of
tho deluge seems destined to bo the
most famous discovery in all Assy
rian research. Tho history of it is
given to the public in the records of
the Babylonian expedition of tho
University of Pennsylvania.
Tho tablets are made of unbaked
clay, hardened by being dried in the
sun. Tho writing is traced on the
surfnee of these tablets in curious
characters which greatly resemble
tho Chinese methods of writing of
tho present day.
Toward tho end of October. 11)00.
Professor Hllprecht wns unpncklng
and examining somo of the boxes
contnlnlng tablets from Nippur. His
nttentlon wns attracted by tho pe
culiarities of certain fragments of
tnblets in tho lot. Ho examined
them closely nnd was startled to find
that one of them wns part of a tab
lot which had been the story of a
deluge. By tho dialect In which they
were written, tho earliest of tho
Scinetlc langungcs found In Nippur
tnblets, he knew that tho tnblct
had laid In the ground more than
Tho ancient Sumerlnns had been
conquered by a Semitic people closely
akin In racial characteristics to tho
lews. These were the progenitors
of tho Babylonlnns of the time when
Babylon wns the capital of the known
world. The lnngunge of these early
Semites Is enslly Identified by ABsy
riologlsts. With other characteris
tics and known fncts of history It
fixes tho date of the tablet as about
2100 before tho time of Christ.
HOW WOMAN WAS MADE.
According to n Hindoo legend,
this Is tho proper origin of women:
Twnshtrl, tho god Vulcnn of tho Hin
doo mythology, created the world,
but on his commencing to create
woman he discovered that for mnn
he had exhausted all his creative ma
terials, and that not one solid ele
ment had been left. This, of course,
greatly perplexed Twnshtrl, nnd
caused him to fall into a profound
meditation. When he arose from It
he proceeded ns follows. He took:
The roundness of tho moon.
The undulating curves of the ser
pent. The graceful twist of the creeping
The light shivering of the grass
blade and the slenderness of the wil
low. The velvety softness of the flowers.
The lightness of tho feather.
Tho gentle gaze of the doe.
Tho frollcsomeness of the dancing
The tears of the cloud.
The Inconstancy of the wind.
The timidity of the hare.
The vanity of the peacock.
Tho hardness of tho diamond.
The cruelty of the tiger.
Tho heat of the fire.
The chill of the snow.
The cackling of the parrot.
The cooing of the turtle dove.
All these he mixed together and
formed a woman.
And he presented her to man.
1 "Ill'Mv" Oi: "1UC."
The Former the Not tlicrn, the Latter
the Southern Spelling.
"It never occurred to me that
there could be any two ways of spell
ing the word bunk,' " said tho
scholarly appearing person who was
studying the sporting section of the
newspaper. "But I happened to pick
up a Memphis newspaper the other
day and ns a head to a speech mtdo
by Commissioner Loomis In Toklo
recently I read: "Loomis Hands
Out the Hunc.'
"Now, without endccvlng to go
Into the merits of the case so put I
want to say only that the headline
tro-nt flat Mr. Loomis was accused
of soflsoaplng the Japanese he ad
dressed. Tho only other authority
for tho spelling of the word comes
from the sporting cartoonists, whoso
work I study carefully. They aro
unanimous in spelling it 'bunk.'"
"It appears to tvn that tho South
ern version Is based on a belief that
the word Is a diminutive of 'bun
combe.' The Northern spelling may
bo due to the belief that a person
who niuy be bunked Is a person of
sleepy or (opy nature,, who might as
well be lying in a bunk, wrapaed
In slumber. Therefore when a nor
son Is bunked lie 's i entered sleepy.
That Is meirly ron'i-'turp."
PACIFIC COAST POINTS
Yin Frio Huilroad.
Ask Ticket Agent for particulars,
lwto Ap. 1).
GIVE CHILD MS DESIRED
Prof. Castle of Harvard Says He Has
Succeeded In Experiments
Boston. Asserting It will be possl
bio after a Html brief experiment to
Instill in a child the dominant traits
desired bofore tho birth of the off
spring, and by choMlcal process, Pro
fessor W. K. Castle of Harvard, as
tounded those who attended the meet
ing of the Boston Scientific Society.
He ndded ho already has obtained the
desired results after experimenting on
rabbits, mice nnd guinea pigs, and said
bo hopes soon to put his theory Into
actual practice. That tho reproduc
tion of the species Is n chemical pro
cess In the laboratory to-day, has
long been one of Professor Castle's
Tho breeding of an extra too on
nnlmnls, and then breeding it away
again, Is one of tho scientific fncts as
serted by tho professor and proved by
photographs taken In the course of
the development of reproduction from
generation to generation. In his ad
dress Professor Castle explained the
laws governing reproduction must be
mastered before tho task of planning
what a human being shall be before
birth can bo undertaken. But ho went
a step further nnd said it was but a
short step to tho mastery of the laws,
and then he will demonstrate the truth
of his assertion.
The Harvard professor does not
hesitate to pronounce the theories of
Darwin faulty and In part to uphold
tho theory of Mendel. The speakor
said It Is necessary to figure the domi
nant traits not only of the parents but
of the grandparents to determine what
the offspring will be. And the next
Btep Is tho chemical fusing of minor
traits to make thorn mnjor principles.
The result of such an experiment ts
simply n matter of mathematics. Pro
fessor Castle nsserted. He said it will
not be long bofore the breeding of
human beings along scientific Hnc3
will be an accomplished fact.
Woman Says Her Sex Drives O
Men to Poverty. R
Boston. Mrs. Kl'en II. Rich- O
ards of the Massachusetts Insti- X
tute of Technology faculty lays O
the present high cost of living Q
directly at the door of her own Q
sex. She asserts that man is o
driven dally nearer and nearer g
poverty by woman's extrava- o
WEB FEET WON HIM AN ESTATE.
John Bowers, Who Once Proved Kin
ship by Them, Now Dead,
Washington, N. J. John Bowers,
who years ago was Identified as tho
heir of his brother by means of his
web feet, a family peculiarity, is dead
In his home here from Bright's dis
ease. He was almost 82 years old.
Bowers's brother died in Yonkers,
N. Y., leaving much wealth. It was
difficulty to establish relationship be
tween the dead man and the one who
said he was his heir until he displayed
his anatomical peculiarity, correspond
ing exactly with that of the dead man.
He then received tho estate.
Bowers formerly manufactured
snuff, owning a mill In Changewater,
which he afterward sold to the Ameri
can Tobacco Company. He invested
the money In a farm, but he still drew
royalties from tho company and two
of his sons hold good positions there.
There are three other children living.
SAYS MEN LIVE LONGER. .
Gompers Declares Eight Hour Day Has
Added 15 Years to Cigarmakers' Lives.
Chicago. "Since tho Introduction
of the eight hour day among cigarmak
ers of the United States within tho
last few years, the average life of men
engaged In the craft has increased
fifteen years," snld Samul Gompers,
when testifying before the hearing of
railroad trainmen In wage arbitration
Mr. Gompers supported tho conten
tion of the trainmen that long hours
of employment wore provocativo of
injury nnd should be amply recom
pensed. ATE THE FAMILY HORSE.
Wife Killed and Cooked Dobbin, Says
Man Who Wants Divorce.
Chicago. Alleging thnt his wifo
fed htm on horso and goat meat and
beat him on tho head with a pokor,
Henry Wlttig, 3 yoars old, filed suit
In a bill fllod beforo .Judge. Chotlaln,
Wlttig, who lives on a farm in Wost
Chicago, says thnt his wlfo killed Dob
bin tho horse, 20 years old, and
served the meat for him to oat. When
tho horso meat was all gone, ho says,
sho killed the family goat and put tho
' meat on tho table.
' Farragut's Uniform to Museum.
Washington. D. C The uniform
i worn by Admiral Farragut when he
lashed himself to the rigging of Ills
I flagship, the Hartford, at tho battle
I of Mobile Bay will occupy a consplcu
j oub plnco In tho National Museum
here, It was presumed by Mrs. Pau
lino P, Lnpldge.
Shenandoah, I'n. Eight brothers
were pallbearers nt tho fuuornl of
Mrs, Catherine McGonlglo, their only
sister, daughter of tho late County
Commissioner John Leahy. Four of
her brothers travelled 1,600 miles to
attend tho obsequies.
COOKING IN A KEG.
It la the Very Latest Word of tho De
velopment of Flreless Stove.
Wireless telegraphy Is not accom
plished entirely without wires, and
flretcsB cookery Is not arrived at
without fire. Tho ndvantngo of the
latter system of cookery Is that a lit
tle fire goes a great way in that the
operation of cooking having been
started In the regulation manner eith
er on n coal or gas stove, It is con
tinued through tho cntlro process to
tho end in the Improved cooker with
out the further use of fire. Viands
In tho course cf treatment are thor
oughly cooked without tho least dan
ger of burning, and demand no watch-
fui care sucn as is required when the
articles are being cooked in the regu
lation manner on a stove. The latest
form of a tireless cooker is that of a
keg as shown herewith. The Jacket
of the cooker Is made In the same
manner as the best liquor kegs of
quartered white oak. with the grain
running crosswise so that they will
not seep, soak or absorb. It has a
steel lid or top, which is fastened se
curely by a single turn of the eccen
tric knuckle. The cooking receptacle
Is arranged to rest on a steel rim, so
that the can does not come In contact
with the Jacket, thus leaving a vacu
um chamber between the outer and
Inner wall. This affords an Insulator,
and Is a non-conductor of heat or cr.ld.
The cooking in an apparatus of this
kind is done by schedule. The cook
knows which viands require tho long
est treatment, and these are subjected
to tho heat of the gas burner or stove
for a slightly longer period than oth
ers, and the schedule tells how soon
the nrticles wlli be ready to be tak
en from the cooker, although no harm
Is done by leaving them In a longer
TRAIL OF THE PET FERN.
Mr. Man Will Walk Through Six
Rooms to Flick Ashes on It.
After supper Mr. Man lights a cigar
and sits down for a comfortable
smoke. His wife, with a regard lor
husband and the neatness of her li cut
evenly dlvideu, places an ash tray
on the table near him, and a cuspidor
on tho floor. The man is comfortable
and happy, and would get mad If any
household disturbauco caused him to
leave his chair, but he notices ashes
on the end of his cigar, nnd gets up.
passes the ash holder and cuspidor,
and crosses the room to drop the
ashes oil his wife's pet fern. Tho
wife lias piled as many as ten ash
tras near the man, and surrounded
him with cuspidors, but ho Ignores all
of them to find his way to the pet
fern. Tho wifo objects, and has
been known to put the pet fern
in another room to save It, but
tho man passes tho ash trays and
cuspidors and walks into the next
room to flick off the ash on his cigar.
The same man will walk through six
rooms, if need be, and pass 375 burnt
match holders, to drop his match be
side tho pet fern. It does no good for
the woman to object, or to invest all
her pin mone in more ash trays,
burnt match holders nnd cuspidors,
for tho man will never see them on
his way to tho pet fern. And, so far
as domestic history relates, this la
tho only recognition the man ever
gives Ins wife's plants. And he nev
er does give recognition to the ash
trays, cuspidors or burnt match hold
ers. A TREE PUZZLE.
The Puzzle a Landlord Put Up to Hla
A certain landlord Itad a square plot
of land, In one quarter of which stood
a house, let to four tenants. In tho
balance of thu ground the landlord
planted four apple trees, placed as
shown n the sketch.
"Now," said the landlord to tho ten
ants, rubbing his hands, "If you can
an . m
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ARRANGEMENT OF PLOTS,
divide tho ground around tho house
Into four equal plots, alike in shape,
ami each containing one of tho four
npplo trees whlca I have planted, you
shall have the land without any In
cronso in your rent."
Tho tenants worried over tho prob
lem for somo time, and then solved It
as In the second sketch.
The Suburban Trend.
Ileal estate agents of New York
city estimate that 240,000 porsona
from tho metropolis will find homes
In tho suburbs this year.
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Olllce ver Post Office. Honesdnle, Pa
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J ATTOKNEY A COUNSEI.OK- VT-I.AW.
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store, llonesdale. Pa.
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in?. Iloncbdale, Pa.
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telephones. Office Hours '.'iCO to 4:C0 and
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LIVERY. r red. G. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Cliuch street to Whitney'o Stone
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