WOMEN HOTEL CLERKS. “THE SONG OF THE SHIRT.’
F.iirupe I in |ir«.%*r«l •
mi Trn % i-ler,
•>vtii luili'is III tlii> hiiiuII-
•i i' is ii "l nl tin' desk
■I'- l "f i»y tiif ptiiiiic-
iinliiir to AiikmIiiiu* at
Ill's is Imciiusi? ii \vo-
1«. six . . ssful III the ni t
'•r.vilHjr robbery. One
liri'UI' llllllllt t||(> prices
'lulling little I nly, who
•rtllig herself to tin ex-
■e one’s eomfnrt
lull If one Inippens lo
slops here ami there It
inviiy suavity for the
II I'nosd the Most Popular Tlilnic
llooil Kier Wrote.
During his Inst Illness Tom Hood In
an idle inonient made itn imaginative
Hketeli of Ills own tombstone, lie drew
liims -If reclining at full length on a
thick sla.i of stone, on the edge of
which in large capital* he wrote. “He
Sang .lie ‘Hong or the Shirt.’" This
was the only Inscription, and. as he
himself has said, Tom Hood needs no
How much lie felt and prided him
self upon the sing by which lie became
known and loved by millions is shown
by this mid the following fact: "If I
were ennobled these are the arms I
should adopt," said he one day. show
ing a rough vignette to a friend. The
sketch contained a very beautiful and
pathetic Idea, it represented a heart
pierced by a needle threaded with sil
ver tears, and beneath was the motto
lie had Inscribed on the Imaginary
"The bong of the Whirl” appeared in
the Christinas number of the tilth vol
ume of Punch. It was unsigned, hut
every paper In the land quoted It. and
It speedily became the tulk of the day.
Ho.sl himself did not think It vet* re
markable, but Mrs, Hood had saltl to
him as she folded it for press: “Now,
mind. Hood, mark my words, this will
tell wonderfully. It is olio of the best
things you ever did."
Mrs. Hood was right. The song was
translated Into French, Herman and
Italian It was printed on cheap cot-
t"n hatidlierchlcfs and parodied times
THE FIRST MONEY.
How Timur ti
In most Kuro
C! places the \
by a wont- . a
tory eh k so ,
home. | think
man can be u.<
of common c
doesn't like Iti
Willi H SWeel.
stsms to lie e\
treme degree to
In making short
Is Wise to put
time being lo the extent at least of an
ts'easloiml nil Id priteslat loll.
When Hindu me smiles benignly and
tells you that the room yon have chosen,
with everything Included, will be “i>
francs it day it Is well to rcincruber
that "everything Included" doesn’t In
clude everything by any means. There
are a Inin«lr< d anil one little "extras,"
like ten, after dinner coffee. colTee and
toils in your room In the morning and
such Ilk. limit’> s, to say nothing of
service, which nittst be paid for first
hand If It is to I at all. bu
at "ti francs mndnuie is probably tak
ing ■ Imnees eg:lust a | t ilest and will
be enorinoiiKl.t ph ved with herself If
hone Is forihroiliitig. It Is the same all
np and down the s tile . t prices, bill I
suppose thee who .. n afford to go up
the settle • of cue p I ft letllil fly.—
Klcillior Frail' I II In Leslie's Weekly.
SOURCE OF SHELLAC.
The Fast Intllo lo Thiit IVo<liicr
lli«* Mr*I!»**•»* * • !,rtnnet*.
India Is the It line of the t'oeetis Inc-
ea. the Inserts that pro. I lire the I'OSlll-
tuts substance known as shellac. The
females pun. tme the twigs of several
different kinds of trees, among them
the ho. the hilinr and the bitten, and the
twigs become Itieitisled with a hard,
nearly transparent, nsldlsh, resinous
substance that serves the double pur-
pose id protecting the eggs and finally
furnishing food for the young Inserts.
The Inerttsied twigs are broken from
the Iris's before the young Insects rs-
iTpr and are thoroughly dried In the
sun. Tlieite dried I w igs arc galled
"Stl.jc-lnc." anil from them shellac and
it dye analogous to cochineal are pre
pared. "Seed lae" Is the resinous con
cretion separated from the twigs,
coarsely pounded and triturated with
water in a mortar, by which nearly all
of the coloring matter Is removed.
To prepare shellac the sced-lnc Is put
Into oblong cotton cloth hags and
warmed over a charcoal tire. When tlm
rosin begins to melt the bugs are twlst-
ed, anti the pure, clear rosin Is allowed
to flow over tig wood planks or the
smooth stems of the hniiynn tree and
mmiIb In the thill plates nr shells which
Pure shellac Is very valuable. It Is
much harder than colophony and Is
easily soluble In alcohol.
Pernllnr Animal* Thai Arp Konnil
Only In Atnmpar Waters.
A favorite recreation In Slam Is
watching the lighting llsh, a species of
tlsli found In the waters of no other
country. The llsh cannot live In unity,
mid If two are placed In a bowl they
will Instantly engage In a struggle "to
It Is no unusual thing to see In the
streets of Slam crowds of natives chat
tering and gesticulating around a bowl
containing a number of these flab,
which they hot on In the same way as
more elvlll'/.ed people do on moo horses.
Intense excitement reigns among the
natives ns they watch the flslt lighting
within the bowl.
These peculiarly quarrelsome flslt are
very similar to the common pike In ap
pearance, with the exception that they
tire not In the possession of gills. Their
tins, too, are remarkably sharp, and
these they use with terrible effect upon
one another. Blond mixes from their
sides, and yet they persist In lighting
mull perhaps only two are left alive, Old Workmen,
and then the survivors turn on one an- Au Kngllshmau who is a large em-
other until only one Is left out of per- . ployer of labor has boon Investigating
haps a dor.cn placed In the till). the arguments of those who say that a
Although the lighting ttsh are ex- workingman under modern conditions
ceptlonally good to eat, the majority of becomes at an early age valueless. He
natives esteem them only for their has kept a record of all accidents that
ttghtlng propensities, which affords have Incapacitated Ills men for throe
them amusement and excitement every days and upward. The people engaged
d*y In Ills employment are from fifteen to
sixty-live years of age, and he asserts
t.nndiin'a i.aat t'nWir Husaina. that more accidents occur to men uu-
The grewsomc spectacle of a public der thirty thnn to those over fifty. Ho
execution In Kngland Is happily a thing says. "1 would much rather lutrust an
A LUCKY ESCAPE.
quick Wit anil Darina Itusc of a
Nowhere outside of the pages of fic
tion would we expect such au Incident
us the following from the personal
story of the Russian revolutionist Nn-
rodny. Xurodny hud Just Jumped from
a window to escape the police. “When
I scrambled to my feet I discovered
myself in the yard anti among half a
dozen soldiers. I was without over
coat and hat a very suspicious figure
—and, having neither, I could not es
cape even could I get liy the soldiers
who surrounded me,” ho said.
"I Jerked a card from my pocket—to
this day I do not know what It was
and blinded It to one of tlie soldiers.
'Here Is my curd,’ I said rapidly. ‘I
am a member of the secret police. One
of these revolutionists Is trying to es
cape. I am after him. Quick! Hive
me your coat and hat!'
"He automatically obeyed. I slipped
on Ills cout and hut and to all uppeur-
iinees was a soldier of the czar. I
walked past the guarded gate of the
yard, out Into the street. Before me
were thousands of soldiers. I saw my
friends being brought down from the
hah and put into the black vans, about
which stood guards of Cossacks. I
marched through my friends (all of
(hut group are In prison today save
only myself and the friend who os
raped with me) with the air of a sol
tiler on a very Important message and
pressed on through the mass of other
soldiers that filled the street,"—Amer
HOW BEAST MEN ARE MADE.
The lllili-oua and Cruel Practice of
KIi'mIi Scnlptnre In Chinn.
“Victor Hugo in ‘The Man Who
Laughs.’ ” said an ethnologist, “tells of
the sculptors of living flesh—those hor
rible people of the middle ages who kid
naped tender little children and turned
them Into all sorts of monsters, dwarfs,
hunchbacks and the'llke, selling them
nfterwurd for jesters or for showmen's
"The hideous and cruel practice of
flesh sculpture still continues. There Is
n tribe of Chinese gypsies who steal
children and turn them Into so called
wild men. The practice is, of course.
"A kidnaped child Is flayed alive, bit
by bit, and the shaggy skin of a dog
Is grafted on him. This takes a year.
At the year’s end the poor creature Is
shaggy, like a hear, from head to foot.
"The child's vocal chords are destroy
ed with charcoal In nn unspeakably
cruel way. He can never speak there
after. He can only growl and moan
like a beast.
"He Is Imprisoned in a perfectly black
hole tint (I every vestige of reason leaves
him. Nine months Is usually ii suf
ficient confinement to accomplish this.
“Finally, speechless, shaggy, lunatic,
the victim Is sold to a traveling show
man and Is exhibited throughout China
ns a genuine wild man or beast man. I
nm hound to say lie looks the part."
Orr & Powell are Showing
i rr«|||«*i| |o tlio I.) ilinnN of Aulit
11 iltfiilt lo realize ilia) prior to
It. C. "ihi there were no true coins, that
liigois or buttons of gold and silver
were weighed at every mercantile
iriinsactlon. The Lydians of Asia Ml
nor are credited with having been the
llrsi to east and Htnnip with an official
device small oval gold Ingots of defi
nite fixed weight, an Invention strange
ly delayed, hut of Inestimable Impor
tance to Industry and commerce. A
coin has been described as "a piece of
metal of fixed weight, stamped by nti
thorlty of government and employed
as a inmlhiiii of exchange.” Medals,
though struck by authority, are only
historical records ami have no currency
The bright, far (lushing Intellect of
Hreoce saw the Import of the Lydian
Invention and adopted It quickly, and
every Urcck slate, nearly every city,
Island and colony, established a mint,
generally at some one of the gront tem
ples, for all early coin types are reli
gions In character. They hear symbols
of some god as a pledge of good faith.
The offerings, tithes and rents of the
worshipers were coined and circulated
as money. Temples thus became both
mints and hanks. Our word "money"
Is said to have been derived from tbo
Roman shrine of Juno, Monotn, the
earliest Latin mint.
The llrst shape of these early coins
was that of an enlarged coffee berry,
pnnehod on the rounded side with otii
elal letters or sinkings, as they are
Kitrtli (iirvntnrr and Vision.
One of the “seven wonders of tile an
cient world" was the Pharos, or light
tower at Alexandria. If you have a
popular account or that great structure
lmndy. read It carefully and note that
you are Informed that the tower could
lie seen at a distance of from loo to
100 miles. Is*t us see If tills could pos
sibly he true. The curvature of the
glols> Is (1.1)0 Inches to the mile. This
being true, we find that an object 100
feet high can only ho seen at n frac
tion over thirteen ratios. Figuring on
the basis of an earth curvature of even
seven Inches to the mile, wo find that
the light tower In question must have
been over a mile In height If visible
even at a distance of 100 miles.
HIiimi lli<- lliizur nml III
Were l.lnlii-il In Oni- 'I
More tlmn -Itio years old Is the Royal
College of Surgeons, Kdinhurgh. At
the time It was founded the surgeons
and barbers of the city were united
as one of the fourteen incorporated
trades of Kdinhurgh. on July 1, 1505,
they received their charter from the
town council. The charter of the bar
ber surgeons was confirmed by James
IV., an early Stuart king of great en
lightenment and accomplishment, who
took inticli Interest in the progress of
the surgeons on account of the needs
of Ills army In time of war.
In the charter leave was glvpn to the
Incorporation to control the medical
education of the city, such as It was
In those days, of bloodletting, to have
the sole right of practice and to put
down quacks. They were to get every
year the body of a criminal who had
been executed to practice anatomy on,
and they promised In return to do "suf
frage for Ills soul.” Of the first 158
members of the Incorporation hIx were
surgeons to the kings of Scotland.
As society Improved and medical sci
ence developed the gulf between the
surgeons nud barbers widened, and In
1772, nh the result of a process In the
court of session, the connection was
finally terminated. The deacon, or
president, of the Incorporation of sur
geons was for more than 820 years n
memlier of the town council of Edin
burgh, ex olficlo, and several of the
deacons were members of the Scottish
I lie Curio ll* Olil Rrnn*
Coin* of III*mi mill.
"Hog money" Is the Inline by
the brass money which began
struck In Bermuda in ldOO came to he
known. On one face of It was a hog,
on the other a ship of that period.
These old coins are very rare and high
ly prized by collectors.
The history of this device Is curious
and interesting. A Spanish vessel,
commanded by Juan Bermudez, on Its
way to Cuba with a cargo of hogs, was
wrecked there. This was In 1515. Lat
er In the same century, when tho Eng
lish discovered this land, they found a
country Inhabited by hogs.
It Is also interesting to note that the
English discovered It In the same way
as the Spaniards, An English ship
was wrecked there. Is It any wonder
that the treacherous coast got from
Spanish and English alike the name of
Devil’s Laud? Yet It Is one of the
most beautiful coasts In the world, and
It has been claimed that In brilliancy
Mediterranean effects are not at all
equal to those of Bermuda,
Bermuda Is said to he the Island of
Shakespeare’s “Tempest.” The strange
noises which mariners heard coming
from this Island, and which they did
not then know were produced by hogs,
caused them to say that It was haunt
ed and to report weird things of It.—
Why February has twenty-eight days
Is explained In the legends of the past.
One Is of an old woman, who, tending
her flock, ridiculed the month of Feb
ruary because he had dealt so lenient
ly with her and her sheep. Then Febru
ary felt Insulted nud made leap year
and borrowed a cold day from March
and froze her and her flock. There Is a
Nortuau legend which makes it out
that February had originally as many
days as the other months, hut Februa
ry was a confirmed gambler and lost
at domino a day both to January uud
to March. Strange to say, there Is au
old story of Egypt, wherein the god of
February plays forfeits with the moon
and loses certain days.
of the past The scaffold used to h«
erected In the roadway outside the
prison, and crowds would assemble to
witness the sight, tho last time a man
was hanged In public being when Mi
chael Barrett suffered the extreme pen
alty lu May. 1SU8, in Old Bailey, out-
ehlo Newgate prison, for exploding a
cask of gunpowder under the walla of
rierkeuwell prison to releuse the Fe
nian prisoners Burke and Casey, a mad
get that killed several and Injured still
Why M. Liked It.
"Do you mean to tell me that you
have lived In this out of (tie way place
for tea years?"
“That's right, stronger Just ten
“I'm surprised. I can’t see what you
find here to keep you busy.”
"1 can't find anything. That's the
reason 1 like It."—Milwaukee Sentinel.
exceptionally dangerous Job to a man
over fifty than to one of thirty years
Drew HI* Pietare.
It Is told of Major General Sir Wll-
11am Oatacre of the British army that
during the Sudan campaign he was one
day- going the round of the sentries.
Stopping before one he asked him what
his orders were. "To keep a sharp
lookout for the enemy and also for
General Gatacre," was the prompt re
ply. "Do you know him by sight "
asked the general. "No. sir,” answered
the man, "but I was told that If I mw
au officer fussing and swearing and
rushing about that would be General
Aarataat a Snap Jidaatat.
A. boy tu a Chicago school refused to
sow, evidently considering it beneath
the dignity of a ten-year-old man.
"George Washington sewed." said the
principal, taking it for granted that a
soldier must, "and do you consider
Not Whull y licnorant.
Au applicant for a position in the
public works department In a certain
city was undergoing a civil service ex
amination. With a view to testing his
knowledge of history the examining
officer asked him what ho know of the
"The name sounds familiar,” said the
applicant, “hut I can’t just remember
when It was or where It happened."
"Don’t you know anything about
"Surely you have heard about Han
"Oh, yes, I know all about Hannibal.
Thut'a where Mark Twulu used to
Money Wisely Uxpemled 1* Safely
anil PruHtnhly Kxpemli'tl.
Beautified utility is never too costly.
Over and over again the cost heneflts
of public Improvements have been
proved, defined, established. It is true
of public betterments of a suuitury
character; it Is true of public better
ments that look to commercial ad
vancement; It is true of public better
ments lliut have primarily au nrt val
ue. The practical and the ornamental
betterment are alike lu this—that mon
ey wisely expended for good purposes
is safely and profitably invested.
The limitations of expenditures for
civic betterment are of course very ob
vious. The work undertaken must he
good In Itself and serve some good
purpose. Money expended for a worth
less filtration plant, for example, is
money worse than wasted. Money
spent for had art Is not always consid
ered ns so completely lost as money
that might he wasted for worthless
sanitary apparatus. The statue causes
no ill health and may he avoided by
passing down the next, street, while an
Impure water supply brings death and
destruction to many helpless persons.—
Homes and Garden.
Tk» “iert" of 1942.
It Is curious to find lu n "Dyetnry”
of 1542 the information that "here le
made of matte, of hopps and water. It
Is a naturnll drynke for a Dutcheman.
And now of lute dayes It is raoche used
In Euglande to the detrymeut of many
Engllsshe men.” The author waa
speaking of “beer." the then now liquor
distinguished from "ale” by being hop
ped. In this sense a seventeenth cen
tury rhymer says that “turkey, carps,
hops, plecadel aud beer came luto Eng
land all in one year." "pieeadel" being
a kind of ruff or collar.
UnilUh and Scoloh l’rftTilfoce,
At the ooroDutlou of Charles I., the
kingdoms of England and Scotland
having been united during the reign of
his father, considerable friction took
place with regard to the order of pre
cedence of the English and Scottish
noblemen. An arrangement satlsfac-.
tory to nil parties was finally conclud
ed, In virtue of which English peers
while in Eugland took precedence of
Scottish peers of the same rank, while
In Scotland this order was reversed,
and the Scottish peers went first.
The Shepherd's Creek.
Although most people have seen a
shepherd's crook, many do pot know
the use of It. Some people think that
all the shepherd carries It for is to use
It as a walking stick when he tramps
to aud from the fold. But the crooked
end itself serves u purpose. It enables
a shepherd to catch refractory sheep.
If a sheep shows signs of running
away the crooked end has only to be
placed round his leg. and he Is a cap
Only In Cfersulatry.
Tommy—Paw, doesn't precipitation _
mean the same ns settling? Mr. Figg - yourself better than George Washing
It does In chemistry, but In business 1 ton?" "I don't kuow. Time will tell,
you'll find that most men in settling j ‘*ld he seriously.—Popular Education,
don't allow any precipitation at all. |
Ethel (who is not famous for her
good looks)—I don’t see why you should
on 11 Miss Whitmore plain. I’m sure I
only wish I were half ns good looking
as she Is. Fred—You are, Ethel; you
know you are. (Aud Ethel is wonder
ing whether he meant to compliment
A Long Way Of.
Creditor (determinedly)—I shall call
at your house every week until you pay
this account, sir. Debtor (in the bland
est of tones)—Then, sir, there seems
every probability of our acquaintance
ship ripening Into friendship.
Ten Styles of Above.
In All Desirable Colors
Midsummer time is near, but there is no unus
ual decrease in the volume of our t rade. We are
still selling millinery goods and pleasing all pur
chasers with the extent and quality of the stock.
Seasonable bats and millinery accessories are
here in abundance and only await the inspection
and orders of discriminating shoppers. Our
goods are the newest and loveliest creations ot ex
perts in the manufacture of fine millinery. We
buy from the largest and most reliable houses of
the country, and always know the quality and
warth of the goods offered our customers. You
cannot make a mistake by placing your millinery
order here. Remember this fact.
Mrs. Lela Adams
Sold by All Grocers
For Hot Tea
ASK FOR OOLONG
For Iced Tea
BUY INDIA AND CEYLON
For General Use
BUY THE MIXED
Nothing is more refreshing than a cup of iced tea; nothing
more beneficial when tired than a cup of hot tea.
Always the Same
Every oue of us, whatever our spec
ulative opinions, knows better than h«
practices and recognises a better law
than he obeys —Fronde.
Klrwnr** of Purpose.
Firmness of purpose is one of the
most necessary siuews of character
and one of the best instruments of
Lot* of Chatter.
"What is he playing?”
“Oh. Mendelssohn's ‘Songs Without
Words,' you know.
For anything in music or musi-1 Fred McSwain spent last Sunday
cal instruments telephone No. 196. ! in Atlanta. y
_ We teel profoundly sorry for the One false friend can cause more
"Hm! Well, the audience seems to child that is never allowed to make worry than a score of open ene-
be doing their best to supply the defl- mud pies.
Mau never fastened one end of s
ebaiu around the neck of his brother „„„ UUICUlB ul
that God did not fasten the other end success. Without It genius wastes Its c * eaoy ’ ~ Louden Bystander
round the neck of the oppressor.—La- efforts In a mate of Inconsistencies — ^ ~
nisrtJne. Chesterfield. Tbe words of the good are like a staff raptditv after the young graduate
J | in . slippery place.-HIndoo Maxim. j gets th ' e diploma>
The world grows with amazing
We have seen homes that we
couldn t blatr. i the boy for avoid