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“TOTEM POLES’’ TELL STORY Are Historical Records, and Not, as Many Supposed, Idols to Be Worshiped. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
“TOTEM POLES’’ TELL STORY Are Historical Records, and Not, as Many Supposed, Idols to Be Worshiped. An art In sculpture not resembling any other art in the world, unless possibly that of ancient Mexico, is found highly developed among the aboriginal natives of the northwest coast. Their material is always wood, and is furnished by huge trees from , the forest, which are carved into the most fantastic shapes. In this style are sculptured the so-called “totem poles,” which, often of great size and height, astonish the observer by the intricacy of their workmanship and the weird imaginativeness of their complex designs. Early missionaries in that part of the world mistook the totem poles for idols. As a matter of fact, they possess no such significance, being merely heraldic - columns. Each tribal clan has its own traditions and myths, which takes the place of history, and these are symbolized by the extraordinary birds and other animals, sometimes human faces or figures, carved on the...
Power of Poise. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Power of Poise. Poise Is power. The man who Is not master of himself under all conditions cannot feel the assurance, the power, which is the right of every hummi being to experience. He is never su® of himself, and the man who Is never sure of himself Is never wholly at ease. He is not even well-bred, for good breeding implies self-control under all circumstances. There is, perhaps, no other thing which is so conducive to one’s physical and mental comfort, efficiency, happiness and success as a calm mind. When the mind is unbalanced, by anger, excitement, worry, fear or nervousness, the entire body Is thrown out of harmony. All the functions are deranged; the man or woman is not normal, and Is, therefore, whatever the situation, at a complete disadvantage, wholly unable to contend with it. —Orison Swett Harden in the New Success Magazine.
Elevator Rope in Coal Mines. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Elevator Rope in Coal Mines. One of the most impressive things about a colliery, to an outsider, Is the mammoth drum which winds the rope which brings coal up from the pit. This monster drum may measure 150 feet In circumference, and weigh about 200 tons, and it will wind in the rope with its load at a speed of nearly 60 miles an hour. There are miles of the rope, when the pit is a deep one, like the Yorkshire Main colliery’s, whose vertical shaft holds the record for depth by going down nearly 1,000 yards, and for long distances horizontally. The rope costs $lO a yard and its maximum life is three and one-half years. Every Inch of It passes each day through a man’s hands for examination. Shaft accidents are very rare.
Strange Leases. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Strange Leases. For weird leases London would be hard to beat in some Instances, says a correspondent. He dealt with houses lately which were for sale and found that the ground landlord was the duchy of Cornwall, the leaseholder paying an annual ground rent of fourpence! And this fourpence was sent every year in an envelope which cost twopence, and It cost the duchy twopence to acknowledge receipt! “But there Is a stranger lease In the north of London,” he said; “some houses there are leased until the death of the duke of Connaught There is no other date attached to the document”
Sought El Dorado In Vain. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Sought El Dorado In Vain. When Sir Walter Raleigh started out to find his El Dorado he was seeking a fabled city whose houses were covered with sheets of pure gold, and which was surrounded by hundreds of square miles of rock so filled with surface gold that when the sun shone it was as If a great yellow mirror was blazing as far as the dazzled eyes could reach. Raleigh, of course, found nothing that even came near to such a wonder, and many a brave gentleman of England lost his life or his fortune in seeking the same fabled E! Dorado.
THIS “ANGEL” WAS A KITE But Superstitious Railroad Man Who Shot It Down Was Certainly Scared for a Time. ' [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
THIS “ANGEL” WAS A KITE But Superstitious Railroad Man Who Shot It Down Was Certainly Scared for a Time. ' “The shooting,’* 1 says a Texas man, “occurred some 1 years ago on the Panhandle branch of the Santa Fe, and the hero of the tale was a superstitious engineer who believed In ‘warnings.’ “One night he was rolling along at a good speed, when he saw a clear, white light. Hike a will-o’-the-wisp, dancing over the track a few hundred feet in front. He shut off steam and came to a stop as quickly as he could. The conductor and train crew came running up to the engine to see what was the matter. “ ‘There is some one swinging a lantern across the track.’ said the engineer, and the ahead to investigate. “ ‘We can’t find anyone,’ reported the rear braketnan, and the engineer pulled out again, but he went slowly, and in a few minutes stopped again. The cfew went ahead once more to see what was the. cause of the light. The conductor, who was a good shot, drew his' revolver, and at his sec...
HIGH PLACE FOR LEWIS CASS Was Instrumental in Setting Up American Form of Government in Western Territories. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
HIGH PLACE FOR LEWIS CASS Was Instrumental in Setting Up American Form of Government in Western Territories. “Those'who pushed the frontier westward were themselves the products of frontier conditions,” says William B. Shaw In the American Review of Reviews. “Such a leader was Lewis Cass, a native of New Hampshire, w’ho went out as a youth to the settlements that were soon to be organized into the state of Ohio, took part in lawmaking there, served as a volunteer officer in the war of 1812, was appointed governor of Michigan territory, and for many years was engaged in the difficult task of setting up an American form of government In regions that had barely emerged from the wilderness stage, “That Lewis Cass was in after years a United States senator from Michigan, a member of cabinets, a diplomat and an unsuccessful aspirant for the presidency may have partially blinded us to the really Important services that he rendered in the pioneer period of Michigan’s history. Neither he nor...
PARADED IN WEDDING FINERY Peculiar Custom of Eighteenth-Century New England Would Beem to Put Premium on Vanity. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
PARADED IN WEDDING FINERY Peculiar Custom of Eighteenth-Cen-tury New England Would Beem to Put Premium on Vanity. An unusual custom In vogue in New England in the Eighteenth century which caused newly married couples to appear at church on the four Sundays following their union dressed in all the bridal finery they could get together, Is recorded by Edward J. Morris in his book, “The Psychology of Djress.” , “This, of course, stimulated a rivalry between families, not likely to further the Puritan aim of modesty in appearance. Those who could afford it had four distinct sets of finery, one for each Sunday, that there might be no monotony for those who formed the audience. In many communities a pew was set apart in which the bridal pair was shown, so that the congregation knew just where to look for the objects of Interest. “These selected seats were often in the gallery, sometimes the front pews of the center aisle, and at times in other prominent places. The couple generally arrive...
FINEST OF EARTH’S CHURCHES Men of Genius Through Many Centuries Aided in the Erection of St. Peter's at Rome. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
FINEST OF EARTH’S CHURCHES Men of Genius Through Many Centuries Aided in the Erection of St. Peter's at Rome. The history of St. Peter’s at Rome, one of the world’s most interesting edifices, goes back over a thousand years, for it was on this spot, the site of Nero’s circus, within walls ornate with gold and glistening with mosaic and marble, that Charlemagne received the crown of imperial Rome from Pope Leo 111., and here was slowly erected throughout subsequent centuries this building, called the central cathedral of Christendom. All that man could do to make St. Peter’s great and beautiful has been lavished upon that splendid church. Mme. de Stael said of it, “C’est le seul travail de Tart sur notre terre actuelle qui ait le genre de grandeur qui characterise les oeuvres' immediates de la creation.” (It is the sole work of art on our earth which has the sort of nobleness that characterizes the works of nature.) Marion Crawford puts one’s first impression of St. Peter’s in a nuts...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
_io ihrice-a/Week Edition of The New Yolk World IN 1919 and 1920 V nr ically a daily at the price of a 'ce iy. No other newspaper in tha or d gives so much at so low a price i o forces are already lining up u- .e i’residental campaign of 1920. ic Ti ce-a-Week World which is he re - jest example of tabloid jourlalimn in America will give you all he news of it. It will keep you as thoroughly informed as a daily at Ive or six times the price. Besides, r.he news from Europe for a long ime to come will be of overwhelming interest, and we are deeply and vitally concerned in it. The Thrice-* a-Week World will furnish you an iccurate and comprehensive report of iverything that happens. The. Thrice-A-Week World’s reguiscription price is only $l.OO ■'T, and this pays for 156 paWe offer this unequalled per and The HIGHLAND KEtogether for one year ft: £.35. ,J ow Is the Time to Do It .There never was a better time for the erection of that monument for your family lot than now. We have never bef...
Warding Will Take Oath from Lincoln InauguraTTable [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
Warding Will Take Oath from Lincoln InauguraTTable p when Abraham Lincoln look oath / —and the spirit of the great ' American is still there Every president s nee Lincoln has taken oath from this little stand except Taft—due to last minute inaugural changes due to bad weather The stand is in possession of Watson S Clark, son oi the Capitol architect The inserts are ofv Edward B McLean Washington publisher, chairman of the Washington citizen inaugural committee and a snapshot of the Capitol steps just as the Harding inaugural stand construction was startetj. When President-elect Warren O Harding steps forward to take the oath of office in Washington, March 4, the little mahogany table upon which will rest the Holy Bible, very likely will be the source of a great inspiration to him. to fulfill the duties of his office with "justice to all ” 1« is the same little table usm.t tirm
Modern Treasure Islands. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
Modern Treasure Islands. Situated in the Pacific ocean, nearly midway between America and Asia, Is Nauru, a barren bit of rock only twelve miles In circumference. Thirty or forty years ago almost anybody could have had it for the asking. Today it is worth untold millions, owing to the belatetTdlscovery that the whole island is neither more nor less than a mass of phosphate rock, soil fertilizer well known to agriculturists, in Conception bay, Newfoundland, Is Bell island, sold by its original owner many years ago for $lOO, It changed hands again for $2,000,000. This enormous rise in value was due to the discovery that the island is composed almost entirely of Iron ore. For years previously shipmasters had been In the habit of taking the heavy, easily bandied rock for ballast, dumping It overboard with the utmost unconcern when they loaded up with cargo. Then one day a captain more curious than the others had the strange-looklng “rock" assayed and bis fortune was made.
Not of the Usual Sort. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
Not of the Usual Sort. A woman who had lived in a certain country town to an age at which her friends had scarcely assumed that she was likely to forsake her spinsterhood, suddenly surprised them by announcing her engagement to a local bachelor who was considered rather eccentric. A friend of hers took it upon herself to express some little surprise at the engagement, and whqp the fiancee replied: “But what Is It In him you don’t like?” answered: “Oh, I don’t dislike him at all; It’s only that everybody thinks him —well, not exactly eccentric, but, at any rate, rather Singular In many of his ways.” “That may be,” replied the prospective bride, “but then, as he is so very unlike other men, he is surely more likely to make a good husband." — Windsor Magazine, London.
Piccadilly’s Origin. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
Piccadilly’s Origin. “Tipperary,” the marching song which had such a vogue In 1914, refers to Piccadilly, London, England. One story is that the place was named after the Plccadilla hall, where a certain kind of lace much in vogue during the reign of Queen Elizabeth was made. The lace was called picCadllly because of its spear points, a diminutive of pica, a pike or spear. Piccadilly was once famous for Its gambling houses. In one of these, run by Waller, the prince regent’s cook, Beau Brummel won $75,000 In ten minutes and Insisted upon giving one-half to Sheridan.
ENDORSE U. OF VIRGINIA FUND QOV. DAVIS, SENATOR GLASS AND PRESIDENT URGE SUPPORT. ISSUE STATEMENTS Appeal Made On Basis Of Stats Pride and Obligation To Give. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
ENDORSE U. OF VIRGINIA FUND QOV. DAVIS, SENATOR GLASS AND PRESIDENT URGE SUPPORT. ISSUE STATEMENTS Appeal Made On Basis Of Stats Pride and Obligation To Give. Governor Westmoreland Davis, U. S. Senator Carter Glass and Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, president of the University of Virginia, this week joined in a message to the people of the State urging support for the University of Virginia’s 13,000,000 Centennial Endowment Fund. The nation-wide canvass of alumni and friends of education to raise this sum as a birthday gift for the famous old institution at Charlottesville is pow under way. Executive Director Armistead M. Dobie announced that several hundred thousand dollars have been received to date. The Governor’s message stressed State pride in the University, which, for a century, has graduated men Into the service of the Commonwealth, Senator Glass, Centennial Treasurer ‘and former Secretary of the U. S, Treasury, expressed his confidence in the ability of Virginians to give. Presiden...
REFUSED TO TAKE CHANCES Fortune Teller’s Prediction Caused Crews of Two Vessels to Desert the Boats at Quebec. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
REFUSED TO TAKE CHANCES Fortune Teller’s Prediction Caused Crews of Two Vessels to Desert the Boats at Quebec. From time immemorial superstitions of sailors, with few exceptions, have naturally been associated with things of the sea, notably the belief which piarks departure from port on Friday as a certain omen of bad luck. St. ffimo’s fire, the bo’sun fish, whistling fpr the wind in a calm, the presence pf a priest on board ship, all these deal with actual elements of sea life that played a great part among such legends. The Flying Dutchman legend was also born of the sea; likewise the ghostly crew coming from the wreck of a sunken ship to haunt the crew of the vessel which caused their loss. A more annoying variety of superstition was revealed the other day by the action of the crews of two American tugs who deserted their boats at Quebec. Before these two boats left Detroit bound for New York a fortune teller predicted the doom of one of the boats before - it finished its voyage...
ALUMINUM TO REPLACE WOOD Increased Production of the Metal Will Relieve Drain Upon the Country’s Vanishing Forests. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 4 March 1921
ALUMINUM TO REPLACE WOOD Increased Production of the Metal Will Relieve Drain Upon the Country’s Vanishing Forests. One of the greatest consumers of wood is the shipping box. For this purpose no fewer than 6,000,000 cords 'were used last year. Viewed from any standpoint, it is a gigantic draft upon our forest resources'. Unquestionably before long metal will largely take the place of wood for the making of shipping cases. Which means, of course, aluminum, or an alloy thereof. Aluminum, relatively speaking, Is a cheap metal now, but it is destined to be vastly cheaper. When one considers that aluminum constitutes more than 7 per cent of the entire crust of the earth, it seems' absurd that there should be lack of it for any and all purposes useful to mankind. The next generation may live in apartment houses built wholly of aluminum and travel in aluminum trains and steamships. But the matter of most Immediate importance is tiie relief w r hich cheap aluminum may give to the drain upon...