The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 252, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 9, 1911 Page: 4 of 10
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1 he Oklahoma State Capita)
TH£ OKLAHOMA 8TATB CAPITAL. THURSDAY IVTGHNING F^BTJUARy 9. 1911.
By the State Capital Company.
FRANK H. GREER, EDITOR.
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A PLAY WRITER.
Wonder what kind of an out Ed Howe is goiug to
make of his latest whim, that of exclusive plav-1
Having gi\ en up his duties 011 the Atchison Globe, j
Ed pes to New York City with a four act play,
hoping to make a big hit in play going1 circles.
Nineteen years ago Howe wrote "The Story of a
The novel made a hit and he was advised to dram-
ati/.e it by .Mark Twain, William Dean llowells and men 11 * nut"r«'8 crime against her.
other people. After ruminating upon the matter for The inch.*** .
„ «i'4i «• «... ".curator has Kept manv an oM
th of a century. Ed has finally concluded to try f,<>n from brooj;ng over her troubles. '
it on the boards. * ! t)_
It is a curious fact that many veteran newspaper j mi'. T " ","°,ne"'1
ne*na. . • ... iiu l"i es up to a man to mane a getaway. |
men, arter n< hieving success in their peculiar line, [ —o—
fancy that they are Shakes pea res-, and that the mat- JudR"ine by that latest swindle, it must!
ter of turning out a drama is as easy as.inditinj? au mll""y '° "* a "OMOD bunk" I
editorial giving "our loathsome contemporary" a
wooling for his many shortcomings.
But alas, the Muse is a tic-lcle jade.
It. doesn't necessarily follow that because a man
can write good prose that he was bora a poet.
John James Ingalls wrote one good poem, "Op-
THE WOMAN BEAUTIFUL
1'ixon C. Williams is vice president of To sul,cist as a disembodied spirit before
M-sj.ei t for the har.l facts of this mun-
da c existence clashed with his sub-
lin .a ted theories.
Mme. Tolstoy had no relish for trying
Hake things as they ton.e—but leave a llie c,IK'a*° Building and Manufactur- htT, tlme"
ing company. The other
• ailed ii|K>n to respond to a toast t<
l.adles. He told his hearers *hal,--
"So matter what her trials, no mat-
ter what troubles she encounters with
her husb4i d, a woman should pre-
serve a tly placid countenance.
I-lues in her faee destroy her Leauty
SAD BLOW TO MUCKRAKING
The muckVakers have given the be 5
exemplification of the story of Davy
Crockett and the squirrel that has trans-
pired in a long while. The inagazii.a
writer and his publisher who gave cur-
and often caiu'e estrangements
Jesse James seems to be still holding
his own with the moving picture shows.
should, theiefore, hola her temper at
all times. Women werj intended to
purify and uplift humanity, not to
rule, and a good woman's influence
th0 greatest thing in the world.* Her
influence o\er man is tremendous,
an.l she should not be dUenfrancni.sed
and lifted out of her womanly tphere
by the ballot."
This is all very well. A woman must
The extieme view of Tolstoy as a mari-
tal martyr is given by Mr. Boulanger
| n his account of the Russian mystic s
!lt Days." PHI
-Mr. Koulinger may speak by the card ! V ,h? ",°'y """ 'S"""'*rd °U
to his fact.; but fairness might de- pPure material, to cai.dyn.akcr. hav.
!"«"« from them conclusions less harsh' mR'le J?*'™"™ °f ""'render abjectly
as to the countess ! '"1U cllmbc'd j0w" *">' an alacrity that
| The substance of'his story Is that Tol- " Coincidental*. the settled
| t •• ■ .as, flight from home to his asylum '1 lon n,:.«a,lne circles that the
To make a man desp'se politic,
seems only necessary for him to be
j Kood citizen.
These revolutions in Haiti
for It at th. regular subscription rate.
lieu -| ape/ji pre very much disgusted lie
He Worked away at that "• r'«ht along until the nativ
the snfetv razor.
K\cn Tennyson alter writing "In Memoriani," re-
maiu 'd silent for ten years, during which he pro-
Hawthorne wrote reams and reams of words
which he consigned to the flames.
It is hard to tell in such cases, aud if Howe
achieves success with his drama lie will be one siugle
grain of wheat amid a bushel of chaff.
til use the voters have turned down jirngre^-ive, city
The Herald "gpeuks out in meeting" telling some sa-
lient truths in the following:
"It is idle to explain or interpret. The fact re-
mains 1 hat Quincy is dead aud is proud of it.
Perish all idea of a change. No for old Quincy.
.Not on your life! Let others experiment if they
want to, but give us the good old tallow candle
and the village pump.
"Meanwhile the march of migration continues on
the part of the young, the expectant, the progres-
sive. Thev sever the local tie and go forth to
where pride and progress are preferred municipal
viriucs over prudence, prejudice and procrastina-
tion. Tbe thought of change is no dread alarm
to their ears.
"Quincy was the third city in the state in 1900.
It was the sixth in 1910. It will be the twelfth
in 1920. Quincy loves the companionship of pall-
bearers aud ossified men. and in calm content
claims the caption of the civic calm.
"For (Jod's sake don't wake us up—w. might
hate to turn over and go to sleep again.
All is true of Quincy that the Herald states
Me knew Quincy when it was one of the most prom-
ising cities in the state of Illinois.
At that time Quincy had been pushed to her enviable
position by men of progressive ideas. If.-tirtnl farmers
add monied men flocked to tbe eitv and in a very few-
years she became a slow plodding citv. Progressive
business men moved to more progressive sections and
more retired farmers moved to Quincy.
The farmers made good citizens, but the; had s,. .,t, WRIGHT HANDLED RIGHT
their lives upon the farm. They knew how to build up! President Taft did a very sensible thing when he
o n moid (arm. hut t'icv kn. w !i<.tiling a I .out .-it v struck out th* imprisonment sentence for Fred D.
Warren, the editor of The Appeal to Reason, and
r;,v" - : ! M-. r i t :ii. man ' ut the fine down to $100,
THE PEOPLE WANT IT
Congressmen who differ with President Taft on
the trade agreement with Canada should read the
significant despatches from England on the British
view of this instrument.
The Britishers are sharp traders, and the fact
that some oi their prominent statesmen denounce
this reciprocity agreement indicates they think the
I nited States is to have the best of the bargain.
J he discussion and disposition of the question
will disclose who are the real progressives.
\Y e have had a great deal of lip-service in the
last year. There has been a surfeit of toploftical
oratory in every direction.
A real tangible progressive opportunity is now
fat hand. There is occasion to do something.
Within the n *xt few weeks there will be drawn
a sharp line between the progressives of talk and
the progressives of action.
The time is passed when* selfish interests can
The people as a whole who will be benefited are
behind this movement for reciprocity.
It is their sentiment which has compelled the
negotiation <>f this agreement and it will prevail.
It ought to prevail now.
Congress should ratify it at this session.
sweetness of disposition
it f the butcher falls to deliver tf.e meat;
i. the S 'i vaat ;-!rl leaves on the eve of
| a dinner party; if hr husband comes
; home suffering: under too • iany high-
Ill contin- , ,IR"S; the children quarrel
adopt ne:«hbor.s make life weary for
j 'f the plrl in the adjoining flat pounis
®— |,he p'an° from 7 o'clock in the evening
There Is a wea'thy woman in Denver ""M ha" Pa t 10 o'clock at nigh:
who Mas never worn a hat. Most any] must preserve her spirits .inruTled
womun could get weatlhy that way. J > «der all these afflictions, because to
—o— jKi e way to them will spoil her beauty.
Chicago is considering changing the' To° mai.y mothers of families seek.ng
names of her streets. A Chicago street tn their whole duty by their chJI- n: ^ fantasies that threatened to entail
by any other nam© would smell as sweet. ,iren W11I fancy that they have oorae- j ,'OVPrty and privation on herself and her
—o-* i,h'ng els* to do than to think of their ! c,,il(,ren call for their share of consider-
Writer says American men are too -00fl looks. ation.
generous. There are some American ^ 'Beauty Is hut skin deep," and the
women whose experience entitles them IliT es wh*ch Time writes upon the face.
to file a dissenting opinion jif accompanied by right living and nlgii
-**— j thinking, the development of character
Politics will warm ur with the arM' the full sense of responsibility earn-
weatl'tr." observes the Baltimore Amer-
ican. \\ hy not ask the ground hot;
big oil corporation would never hale its
tormentors to court has reeived a rude
shock. Like their English similar who
libeled King George on the theory that
his majesty would not seek redress by
api>ealing to the law, the Standard's
reckless accusers find themselves in a
Whether the Standard will accept the
admission of guilt and retraction In sat-
isfaction of the injury or go ahead and
and deathbed at Astopova was the cul-
( mination of a long course of wifely inter-
i ference with his plans by a too worldly
woman who was forever thwarting his
j Ideal of poverty and a hut.
1 But us the real burden of this arran^e-
|ni0nt would fall on the lady and her
j children, there is surely much to be said
for her precautionary maneuvers.
At all events, the climax came, relates
Mr. Boulanger. when Tolstoy caught his , , .
>lf« rummaging among his p.per. while ' JTh. '* "" * llamaKes t0
slip thought hp was aslecn Inalitv is .in overhanging feature to bo
ny mgn- Thereupon the age.l mystic, his patiene. ! >™'cllL-d wllh hy a larger shai.
• f the ' M *'•' >*°t straw girded up hi, anC*' aMa,'"es to 11,6 effect thu
•w. ana Mn" '* 3 «• ">.) and fled. HI. last words ' haVB on the ro™oienc.
at Astopova were "To escape! To escape
A ery pathetic, of course. One suspects
that what the self-tormenting old man
needed to escape from was himself.
fo his genius and noble humanitarian
zeal all honor Is due. But the anxieties
of a wife harrassed hy chimerical schemes
who'll get the nomination in 1912?
However, the complaints against the
strength of the al eged coffee trust ar^
outnumbered by the complaints against
the weakness of the alleged coffee.
A French aviator has acheived the rec-
ord of flyine with eight passengers. The
v**rage American prefers to stand on
and let the aviator take
Persia has decided to hire five Amer-
ican financiers to take care of Its money.
Why not send It to Wall street? The
kind hearted financiers there will take j
care of it gladly.
Chicago need not be unnecessarily
alarmpi over the damsel who insis-ts on
being married to an Indian. New York
has a damsel who is going to marry a
THE SINGLE TAX.
Ue have frequently called attention
«o me fact that some uf the western clt-
e-tly assumed and faithfully sustained. !!™ I""? tt',l0"t''U the new Plan ot lai"
ad.l to beauty In either man or woman. „.h 'a"e'
The riere placidity that comes from I 7 " "i,:d• the ra"
lack of expression is Insipid and wear- j ,h' ee" so 3a"sta^ory that
isome l"eie is no inclination to restore the
The seamed and wrink'ed countenance ! "T" 'Pethods ut ,a'3l,« revenue.
Of the grandmother remains in the mem- | f!„', *„ ^"""""Icat'oa to tl.e Manchester
I the muckraking fraternity in general.
Judging from the action of the defend-
ants In the case In point, it is to bo sur-
mised that their discomfiture will pro-
foundly shako the resolution of the whole
profession and work the downfall of any
who may choose to disregard the writing
on the wall.
The public may look confidentally for
something more than a spasm of reform
in the sensational section of the maga-
• ♦h« f i I Guardian the Rev Charles
thing of beauty and a JO/ nf n . .nanes
tt of Cambridge. England, a profes-
for in the theological college of the Pres.
bytotrian church of England, describes
conditions in Vancouver as remtykable
for the abundance of money and tne
scarcity of laoor.
ut money fur needed
up-to-'li'lc e i):niertiul
iiit-s is n <lrn)r,
going to pot,"
e city i
I Qnincv i< a warning to other
C The t;upH\i i -
C improvements to con: mic 11 .
C aud industrial center
And property deteriorating
duetries are leaving, and
In the exainpli
The communities which reach out tor and foster all
legitjn.ai.i propositions for expenditure of in
encouragement of civic betterment, eociallv a- well s
commercially, are the communities which give good re-
- turns upon investment, even though the apparent drain
• ™ hank accounts appear to be a strain at time-.
bui"r:,hM ,na<k' sood Pro>fe« along lines of citv
building the past year or t«o and its citizens hav
I^?t there be no drag in the work.
5 and—P <h° "r l"'1 petually to the front
J;Ul,!rie :v,li !'° if not the best, com-
rciai and indn=tri:il cities in the stale.
We have rhe railroads;
I We have the indr tri.,
I We have the "whcr.'i, nh
Let the good work go forward.
WORDS FOR CALM THOUGHT
It was Joseph W. Folk who said: "No citv can
be injured by the enforcement of the people's "laws
lo do otherwise JS to substitute the will of the of-
ficial for the laws of the people, and that is tyranny.
- o state can be hurt by exposing grafting. To do
otherwise is to connive at it. There
remedy known for eviis of
Taft softens the blow by saying',—
"Were this a prosecution for criminal libel
in the .slate court, (he sentence might perhaps
he justified because of the destructive and reck-
less purpose of the defendant in his publi-
cation. Hilt even in such a ease, I would ques-
tion the wisdom of making the defendant con-
spicuous aud feeding his vanity by treating
him seriously, when his violence, his exaggera-
tion, his wild accusations and his mock heroics
ought to be treated with ridicule. Doubtless
his writing's are read with pleasure by a
number whose views are as wild and as per-
verted as his, but for all persons of average
common sense a reading of his articles is the
best antidote for the poison he seeks to instill."
This is letting W right down easy, but it is a very
sensible view to take of the matter.
Let us rejoice that President Taft lias wisdom
enough to see that the imprisonment of Warren
would only fan the flames of socialism instead of
The days of proud loyalty to the basic princi-
ples of free American government appear to be
slipping from us. The spirit and memories of the
great patriots of our country and their loyalty to
the people and hatred of demagogues, should be of-
tener recalled in these days of artificial unrest and
disposition to change and tamper with basic institu-
tional principles and a scheme of government which
the men of Lincoln's day aud spirit strove and died
to preserve intact.
Local ronety proposes to give medals
to do;'-- that save lives bv brave ac:s.
B*st thlas about R doff Is that h is
■ay* rea iy for falth:'iil service, with
never a thought of reward.
r. Bryan has granted political ab-
solution to Woodrow Wilson. Evidently
Mr. Bryan still Is under the impression
that the Commoner controls the desti-
nies of the democratic party. Let him
Those burglars who left in a flat they !
robbed two woman's costly hats stolen i
some place else are not the philRnthro-
pists tliey appear to be. it costs some- ;
tiling to buy appropriate garments "to ;
go with" the liats.
Surgeons in a Texas prison operating
on a suffering convict found in his stom-
ach a stolen diamond, which wa3
promptly restored to its owner. Suff-
ges's tlie adoption of a new police meth-
od for the recovery of stolen goods.
Before they laugh at Kansas only eight
members of the legislature couid repeat
1 e Lord's Praver. It might be well for
tber stntes to canvass their lawmakers
r the subject. One would possibly be
ottnd in the Oklahoma legislature, but
.'e are not going to name him.
is no secret
cannot be cured by hiding them. The disgrace is
not in their correction, but in submission to them
with supine indifference. It is well for a state to
display its virtues and not to parade its faults but
ii should not be forgotten that the highest tivij vir-
tue is the overthrow of depravity."
Some things the honorable man can nut do never
does. He never wrongs or degrades a woman, lie nev-
er oppresses or cheats a person weaker or poorer than
himself. He never betrays a trust. He is hone-t sin
cere, candid, and generous. It is not enough to he
honest. An honorable man must be generous- „„t
generous with money only-generous in his judgment
of men and women, and of the nature and prospect nf
of men and women, an,I of the p„,-pM< „f lna,lklnd
Such generosity is a beautiful attribute of the mm
A Pittsburg man sought to cure insomnia
drink inf carbolic acid. He succeeded.
Recently learned men have come to realize the
important part amusement plays in life. This has
led to the establishment of playgrounds, etc., for
those deprived ol them. There is a companionship
in crime, just as there is iu virtue, and uo lever is
greater in elevating society than clean, wholesome
enjoyment that encourages virtuous intercourse.
Jtaitre llenir llobert, the famous French advocate
told an audience that the woman criminal who is
pretty ami knows how to shed tears at the right
time need have no fear of conviofiou. After all
French ami American juries must have some point
ol marked resemblance, however miuli the judicial
codes of the two countries may differ.
Reported that Winsted, Conn., Is
prreatly disturbed over the appearance
of a panther, in view of the extra-
ordinary things that happen In Win-
sted our sympathies are with the
panther.—N. Y. Herald.
tnsted must he a city much after the
ways of Oklahoma City where the blind
tleer has full sway.
A Chicago girl has pone west to
marry an Indian. It isn't so very
long since the boys wore going west
to shoot Indians. How times change!
For the worse—so far as the red-
rran is concerned.—N. Y. Herald.
A reflection upon the Chicago girl, Mr.
Herald, that may call for an expla-
A UNIQUE COMPACT.
.Newspaper readers aie familiar with
the "sulcido compacts" made from time
t - lim© by unhappy mortals. Sometime.*
both parties to the pessimistic perform-
an e accomplish the end desired; usually
one of them gets a better grip on him-
self or herself—and by being Loo cow-
ardly to commit self destruction, proves
possession of the higher courage, the
courage to live. But the action of the
two sisters of Newport, Ky., pledging
themselves- not to attempt suicide again,
At various times these sisters ha\e
endeavored to put an end to tnelr ex-
istence. One of them has tried it threw,
the other seven times. Now they have
agreed not to attempt to forestall na-
There are few men and women who,
Having seen something of 11 :e, have not
at some time bitterly felt the weariness
and apparent futility of existence.
j iJtit after all. those who have been
brought back from the edge of the here-
! after, are usually content, if not really
glad to keep on living. Life may not be
all that the poets and the oppressive
optimist insist it is; but theie is a
world ot philosophy in the expression of
a character In that pleasing play. "The
Dawn ot Tomorrow." You doubtless
i em ember "Glad" and Tier happy belief
that things would take a turn.
"There ain't nothing," said the p- ir
little pirl of the London slums, "never
as had as w at it seems!" That may be
a negative sort of philosophy—but it has
truth at its foundation, and on such
a foundation the despondent can fre-
quently build a happier future.
"If <>ne were to ask some of the
h-iders of local politics what were
tiie further causes of its prosperity,
they would at once refer to the 'single
| tax' and the principle of taxing un-
earned Increment on land. The ben-
efit to the city is seen in part in the
determination of the owners of land
to put it to the best possible use.
Undeterred by the fear that the r*p-
ital cost of improvements will become
the basis ot future assessment tliey
build with a new freedom. Thev read-
IIv scrap old buildings and already
much ot tho old property in the heart
of the city has been replaced by struc-
tures of a very different kind. On
the other hand, those who are hot
pi epared to make economic use of
their sites are discouraged from
holding them up. Urban land that is
unproductive to the community soon
becomes too expensive for the owner
A FLOCK OF QUAIL.
From Peoria Star.
An unusual sight can be seen at the
farm home or H. B. Holmes of Rice-
vllle, Iona. H© has a flock of quails
that he is keeping and and they have
made their borne there every winter for
the past four years and he makes their
care a regular morning chore. In the
cold weather they enter an open shed
ami no into the hay mow, where in the
morning they wait for their rations of
c racked corn. They are not wild, but
when Mr. Holmes approaches they fly
• mi tho cross beams and as soor as he
dltappears will come down and eat to
their fill. He says that In the 3prin3
they simply choose their mates and kc
to work attending to household duties
around and near the farm. In the fal
thev all seem to come together again
only in increasing numbers. They ar«
such socialble little creatures that Mr
Holmes enjoys them more than any per
he I as ever had a^d he is quite fond o:
FALSE TO HIS TRUST.
Edvard St John was assistant trees-
•Manufacturing company. His associates
urer of the Westinghouse Electric and
had th.e most unbounded confidence In
POEMS OF PASSION.
the noble dukelet cried
L-e mine and call m
can not live without
Because I need th'
Twas not ,hy heauty Gwen
Tha caused my hear, to sp|a8h.
A thrill went through my bosom when
I saw thee slinging hash.
"As cold as snows that lie nloft
Upon the mountain height-
Ab cold as charity, almost—
My true love's feet at night."
—George E. Phalr
had been In the employ of the
company for ten years, but at the age
of tk) years he began to speculate in
Wall street and he soon lost $50,000 o?
the company's mmey. And then the
poor devil, overcome by his sen.-e of
shame, went down to Coney Island and
threw himself into the sea. His body
fully dressed Mas found In the surf.
Here is another indication of the pen
alty that men Incur when they are
seized with a desire for sudden wealth.
His salary was sufficient foi his wants,
but at an age when he ought to have
ha; philosophy enough to withstand
temptation, he weakly yielded to a craw
and tho result is failure, disappointment j Thomas
;;Maud Bays her face Is her fortune.'
How interesting! Made
Mary had a little rnt
That didn't cause her dread.
It didn t scare our Mary, for
She wore It on her head.
v°, '"im.1" ejaculated
i armer Hornbeak, who ha,I ,
; <n the village newspTp"^
ample of the perversity
linotype sometimes displays. .The
11 tor of
t and s
the Plalndealer isn't afraid
ur opinion the Hon.
I* , Flott has ivddaonkzzounso-ttt
Thi i i MPtpt ninwwwtrhahahahaw/
This Is only matched by the suicide of bhy. And bv ioliv i,
Robert M. Newton, judge, bankc
"Real art conceals art.'
cr.T now nd then some man finds something in
a paper lie dislikes and he orders the paper dis-ou-
tinned. The same man will sit down to a table year
in and year out, where dishes are put on that offend
his taste and his olfaetory nerves, but he says never
a word. lie merely eats what he wants and lets the
other viands alone.
lived In a kingdom and jested at kingship
unreprlmanded because he veiled his
keen shafts of allegory that did not
lessen their sharpness Possibly those
of today who are virile enough to ex-
pose fallacies of modern statehood and
society would be treated less unkindly
dhl they practice pungency as artistical-
Doesn't natter what tbe spring
styles are to he. They must be fol-
The men of this portion of God's foot-
tool follow the styles in all season.*.
Sometimes, when such destroyers of
femper as hobble skirts, mammoth hats
anil Chinese bleached hair, "decorate*'
beauty in form and face. It Is accom-
anled by inward protest, but we follow I
j'.ift the same.
•lames Casteleno, of Hamilton, has
been sentenced to one year In Jail for
shooting two men a few months ago
in the foreign quarter.—Woodstock
(Ont ) Sentinel.
Brutal and uncommon.—Chicago
H sh! It was in "the foreign quarters."
W ebstt r d-fires the mean iig of the word
foreign" as ''outbids. sex>aiatifc ' etc.
norsernan About a year and a half
as?o, he went to Billings, Mont, and put
Uis entiro fortune. $75,000, into a bank.
Shakespeare j H failed and he came home to Illinois,
•ins it. too!
it as If he
and jumped Into the
ss that the
went to Ottaw
Ho was only 45 yeaitt old and had
plenty of time before him to retrieve ail
h:g losses, but he had not the courage to
face the calamity and so he killed him- '
There was no charge of Irregularity In
The bank failed because the president
extended aid to too many doubtful enter-
prises and no one blamed Newton for
But for a); that, it was cowardly In
him to attempt to avoid his responsi-
bility by taking his owi life.
painful, too—N. Y Ifer-
"TOLSTOI'S LAST DAYS,"
.line Carlyle once pathetically advised
a friend never to marry a man of genius.
Genius plus dyspepsia, sho might have
But Mrs. Calyle's sufferings as the wife
of a man of genius can hardly have been
so poignant as those of Countess Tolstoy,
who, as a wife and mother, literally dwelt
like Alexander Selkirk n the midst of
alarms with a spouse gripped by a mania
for living up to humanly Impossible theo-
ries and stripping hitnatlf (and his fam-
ily) of the means of decent subsistence.
There has been much sympathy he-
tow.nl upon Tolstoy as In some nort the
victim of the domlniance of a wire whoso
And it finally came to
'omen got the suffrage.
••••W8hskedar„ln i'°U '° "" Wlt"
_We", explained the women, "noth-
another crisis in th-
Ing of importance
without disturbing buslne.B
course we don't «ant i„
DERIL OF AVIATION.
The Current Literature for Februarj
th<-v is an attempt to explain the re
cent tragedies in the air which coal
the lives of two aeronauts:
A new word has been coined by the
avinters to describe the one deadly peril
that confronts them—the word "cheesy."
It seems to hav£ been a "cheesy" at-
mosphere that caught both Movant's and
Hoxsey's aeroplanes and Pent them
hurtling to their destruction. The word,
it is explained, refers to Swiss cheese,
which, as we all know, is full of holes.
Balloonists discovered years ago thaz
the air Is full of "holes" also, especially
nour the earth full, that Is to say, of
what are described as "partial vacu-
'in s. and which are probably downward
currents, In which an aeroplane will fall
at times a hundred feet or mo-e before
ar he controlled. Similar currents in
a have been assigned as the prob-
able cause of many of the accidents to
submarine boat- Curtis found these
"holes in the air" in his trip down the
Hudson, and observers on the train that
followed him assert that at times he
fell from a height of 150 feet to within
a few foet of the surface of the water.
Wilbur Wright found them in this trio
from Governor's Island up the Hudson
river during the Henry Hudson celebra-
Just before Hoxsey's fatal fall
In the air and speedily de-
scended. because, as he said, he never
be fere saw such bad meterologlcal con-
ditions. His theory Is that an upward
current caught one of Hoxsey's wings
and a downward current caught tha
other and turned the aeroplane over in
ai''. A similar downward pufT, It
night, caught Moisant's aeroplane
we- descending, tipping it sudden-
ly and spilling him out. "We know, in
truth." «avs the writer In the Springfield
Bopublican, "little more about this vast
overhead sea than the ancients knew of
'h tempests of the ocean when their
frail harks began tt venture timidly
away from the land. Storms we recog-
nize and also In a general way that th-?
atniosnhere may be full of boiling whir'-
pools on a day when no gale Is felt
at the surface of the earth. . . \\y
are still in the position of the earlv nav-
igators who w:th raft or dug out fir-d
In red lo leave the shore behind and try
their fortunes on the open sea. Tt Is
necessary for us as for them to con-
ciliate Aelous, god of the winds."
al days ago Miss Mabel Mor-
idT-m i° *tarS ''lvrle com-
rtsidence portion of a t
came upon an old negro,
mlxins mortar in front
There were no oth. r >Vl,rl,
men In sitrht except this old man
Mortimer pauwd and uk«
'ii you tell me «!"it ,i ,
Hon this church 7s to be?"
"I don't think so,
the old fellow.
Seeing that h, did not understand «■
P es, 7S ,hl «' be a I"
Presbjterian or a .Methodist
here Is to bt
PAYING FOR AIR.
New york Is about to buibi a sky-
ncraper In lower Froadway that will be
H5 stories In helKht. It will sea,- 730 feet
In I he air, almost twice (lie height of the
Pyramids. It will i,e the lofiiest strue-
lm. ever reared by man, with the ex-
ception of E.iTel Tower. The buildin*
will cost SU'.riw.noo am| fs.oOO.OOO ba<
been paid for the site. It will occupy
wrinkled and I wiTh!!' °f "par''' "" tlmt "
u.il bo seen that the air has a market
value of about Jl a foot Not the least
remarkable thing about the new buildin?
Is I hat it Is being erected from 'he
profits of five and ten cent stores.
led the old fellow, ■
l Presbyterian e-lfft
M .,i "lr|,ri,"*'l " -aid
Mortimer. Jnklnm.v. th..
good Methodist Ilk-
"Lord bless you." remarked the old
man. pausing from lvork !'
no Methods.. I „„ p
n. Im just a piajn booze-fighter."
you Working on a
Miss Charlotte Nelson Is tbe daughter
'he vice president of the First Na-
onal Bank of Rdwardsvllle. She re-
ceived an invitation to attend a party
anil WHS asked to come gowned to rep-
resent the month of her birth. Miss Nel-
son was born in June, and so she wore
a lathing costume she bad a very
handsome bathing suit .vhlch she wore
to the heath last summer and she don-
ned It and made a big hit. Why not?
I. It I * proper to bo worn out-doors to
n summer resort what objection Is there
to wearing It indoors at a winter paityT
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