ESCANABA MORNING PRESS Principal Events of the Old Scandinavian Countries During the Past Week. m§0 KS Washlnjtit n.—Thf postoffice depart-! An inventor In Karlkrona has in- inent doe* not deem it practicable tc» j vented a piece of furniture which by conclude agreements for two-cent let-j mean* of a few and simple manipulator postage at this time with Norway, j tions can be turned into n down differ* Sweden. l>enmark, the Netherlands, or ' ent objects. The rombination 1» any other foreign country, according j claimed to he especially adapted for to a memorandum of the department j use in cottages where there is hut which President Taft forwarded to the ! litII»» room, house with a message. *— --------—.. . NORWAY. FINLAND. A new chapel is to be built at Sviland. Holland. The church will have» aeatlng rapacity of 26.'.. The Bchool children of Krlstianla A concert tour of Europe, which will take in the Scandinavian penln- MSa and Finland, ha» be* n derided upon by the Punish American* of Du? have deposited $120,000 In the school Juth and the Iron Ranges. A chorus j savings banks, which were started of thirty-six voices has been organ- I five years ago. tied under the direction of Professor . Kristiauia had a j*opulation of 2i*l.- Sanfrid Mustonen. which will ,sai] , 000 at the beginning of the year, and from New York .lun** o. Patriotic 1 the Increase for tlw* year 1 i* 12 Is said American songs will be one of th»* to have been 6,000, feature* of the concerts to l>e given Margrcte Olsen Killlngrodholm. of abroad. Two concerts will be given ( Enningdal. Id, died at the age of 10f. In Norway, one In Ik>nmark. five in ' years. She was sound, mentally and Sweden and It is planned to sjtend a physically, until the very lsst. month in Finland, where about twenty concerts will be given. Professor Mustonen said that he had received letters from over 2«H) of the older Finnish residents of the Minnesota and Michigan iron ranges, announcing that they would accompany the chorus on the trip. The tour 1« said to have been under consideration by the Finnish people for the pn years. SWEDEN. The city coyncil of Maiuio has CAT UPSET NEW REPUBLIC Tabby Scandalized Monk« of Mount Mhos, Forbidden to All Female», by Becoming Mother of a Family. Salonica, European Turkey.— Europe’s latest and smallest republic has grown out of the Balkan war. It is Mount Athos, the sacred peninsula near Salonica. It contains nothing but 21 ancient monasteries founded by Russians, Greeks, Bulgarians and Servians in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. All overhang the cliffs of the Aegean sea and the monks go up and down from the shores in basketa worked on pulleys by their brethren. So sacred is the peninsula that no female is allowed therein, not even a cow or hen. Neither milk, cheese nor eggs can be had. Some time ago peasants employed by the monkr. to help till the land Over one-half of the members of the storthing want to be classed as "farmers," and this fact points to what kind of legislation may be ex- l>ected. The most expensive cargo of fresh herring on record in Norway was recently shipped from Hangesund. It contained 3,,",72 cases, anfl the prices that had been paid by the exporter ranged from $.r* to $»’. a case. Two brothers who were born of the saint* mother, in the same year, without being twins, have served side by side in the army, and ¡ire both going noted $4,000 as aid to people who are i to study at the field artillery recruit out of work. I school. They were born at Aalen, In A member of the British govern- 185K>. tnent stated in parliament that the The waterfalls in the Nid river, I Instruction given by Swedish officers Trondhjem, are gradually passing Into | to the gendarmerie of Persia will soon the control of the public. The city lead to splendid results. of Trondhjem owns the two her Falls. The ringing of th«* bell in the steeple and the communities along the river of the church at Yadstenn, at 11:310 have started exi>ortatlon proceedings a. m.. a few Sundays ago. made the to obtain jossession of some of the Monastery Athos. Mount people of the city crane their necks to see the fire, for a ringing ut that hour could mean nothing else. But there was no fire. One of the bell ringers had gone to sleep in the uteeple. and when he awoke he rushed to the bell aud Marted it at a wrong moment, before taking time to think the matter over. The man will not others. An acetylene gas plant at llarstad exploded, and the man In charge of it Ion his life. The plant was located ( ^ reprimanded for taking in the in a dug-out all by itself, and every- smuggled in wives disguised in trousers, but the monks angrily expelled all they detected. The abbot of the older Russian monastery kept a cat, which recently disgraced the island by having kittens. All the monks held a court to try her, declared she had broken the sacred rules and had her drowned. The ab- thitig was cleaned up so that nothing remained but a hole In the ground. The windows of the surrounding buildings were smashed. get out of this before he has had trouble with the authorities. Prince Wilhelm was to take part in automobile races at Brunnsviken. near Stockholm, but he was prevented by nn accident. His *0 horsepower ma chine took a spin for practice beforehand. but at a curve the machine was running with such speed that It skidded and struck an embankment, throwing off the prince and hi* chauffeur. The prince wj . s badly «haken up, but not weriously. He could not take part in the races, however. The chauffeur was not injured. The damage to the automobile was great. A “profesosr of phrenology" examined the head of a laborer in Skane. The man was able and faithful, and his work was well done. But the •professor" explained to him that a "me : After »en vears* work in Oranfjeld, at the Kongsberg silver mine, the main silver vein has been found at a depth of 2,960 feet. The finding of the vein is a great event. The mine Is owned and operated by the government. The mine did not pay its expenses last year, but now the prospects are bright Indeed. The present cabinet has commenced to cut down the salaries of the higher functionaries of the church. At Fauske, a parish in the western purt of the country, the parish pastor had been receiving exactly twice the salary of his chaplain, and the cabinet look $80 from the Balary of the former and added it to that of the latter. As soon as propositions are made to pass laws for the restriction of the liquor traffic the frleuda of the latter great inventive genius was slumbering are quick to point out that if anything in his brains, and that he had chosen a wrong occupation. The "professor" made such an impression upon the mau that he guve up his regular work and began to squeeze his brains for inventions. But one scheme crazier than another came out, und the man Is unable to make a decent living. The friends of the deluded man wish they could lay hold on the "professor” who is responsible for the trouble. The action of the Amateur Athletic j union In moving so promptly and vis- orously In the case of James Thorpe, when it was discovered that the winter of the pentathlon aud dccathlou at the Olympic games had forfeited his amateur standing, is appreciated by Swedish athletes, according to letters received by James E. Sullivan, secretary of the American Athletic Cnion. In behalf of the Swedish Olympic committee secretary Kristian HeMstrom, acknowledging notification that the prizes won by Thori*e were being returned. wrote that the whole matter would be placed before the Swedish commission at its next meeting, lie expressed to Secretary Sullivan Ills sorrow over ‘'This sad business," and his admiration for the "prompt and decisive manner In which you and the Amateur Athletic union have acted is done to check the importation of wine from France. Spain, and Portugal, those countries will be sure to retaliate by Increasing the tariff on Norwegian exports to those countries. This 13 a serious matter, the exports to those countries being about $7,000,» 000 a year, and enjoying a healthy growth. The friends of temperance retort that the sobriety of the people of Norway is still more important than the export trade to the wine-producing countries. It is only ten years since the first suggestion was made to produce saltpeter from the nitrogen of the air. Sam Eyde, the engineer, met Prof. Birkeland, the great electrician, at the home of Premier Gunnar Kuudsen, Feb. 15, 1903. The two men decided then and there to see what could be don*. They succeeded to a degree which has no parallel in history. The "Norway saltpeter” industry now uses 200,000 horsepower of electric energy; the annual production is 75,000 tons, having a value of 4.500,000 besides 15,000 tons of by products; and 2,000 laborers and 400 engineers are profitably employed. Frans Kruke and his son Sigurd, ol Oier, went together up into the inoun tains to look after their grouse snares cat before finding out whether it was eligible for admittance. Some of the monasteries are very strict and never allow the inmates to wash even their hands or faces, or to go outside the gardens, which are said to be very beautiful. Others contain the oldest Greek manuscripts in the world, supposed to be able to fill gaps in the Epistles and other parts of the New Testament. The idea of making Mount Athos a republic came from Russia, anxious to keep her Influence in Macedonia, and is unwelcome to Bulgaria, tired of tutelage and used to consider the church as a political factor, now of less importance than before. But the other allies pressed Russia's proposal because they felt jealous of Bulgarian domination in that sacred territory. Delegates from all the allied states will meet in Salonica under the Russian consul and draw up the new republic’s laws. The patriarch of the Bulgarians, who hitherto has lived in Constantinople, probably will live on the peninsula. mens unit! the odor was ao strong that “mother" would insist upon my giving up the sacred treasures. When we used to go to grandfather’s the week before Easter the rule was that each child had for keeps al1 the eggs found during the time betweer Wednesday and Saturday, time belm# up at noon on Saturday. We eacl carried out our own decorativi scheme, the most beautiful (in out eyes) being those ornamented with transfer pictures, or, to be accurate, decalcomania work. And a small child just Informed me that they have Just such pictures now. so Polly is going to get some for this party. They are great fun. Then we are going to make,the cutest place cards by gluing a half of an egg shell on a yellow shaped card and mark a happy little face upon it with pen and ink, the child’s name to be written underneath. These egg shell cards are fine for concealing gifts to be presented on Easter morning, and are large enough to cover a gold piece, a ring or even bright new pennies for the children. Of course the shells have to be brok GOTHAM SEEKS ‘FLY SWATTER' OG8 cJffc/ itifcriaitiweitl Kkl H Preparations for Easter. Out where the willows are bending low, Out where the mists drift to and fro, All in the Easter morning. Little brown birds in quiet nest. Twittering low ’neath mother's breast, Say, "Spring is coming; let us sing out best,” Early Or. Easter morning. Just w 1 was pondering in my mind, as my f*0od colored auntie would say, how I «»ould amuse the children in planning for EaBter, Polly, my unfailing one, dropped in and said: "liet's have rji old-fashioned Easter like we did when we were young.” “Bal, Polly," I wailed, "there was no egg IfU8t then, eggs weren’t 50 cents a drzen. and we had real hens and a real barn and we had mother's piece baf< and everything that children haven’t now." After this wail from my usually cheerful self, Polly gave me this outline, which I pass on: Ask just the neighborhood children, say six or eight, and save enough perfectly fresh eggs to allow' two for each guest. Set the time on the Saturday before Easter, from three to five, and request each child, boy as well as girl, to bring an apron. Hide the eggs in nests hidden carefully behind the furniture, and warn the little hunters to be most cautious In handling the eggs, for they are to take them home .for their Easter breakfast. It will be well to provide small handled baskets for each one. Tie a bow of yellow* ribbon on those for the boys and white for the girls. They will make acceptable favors. After the eggs are found tie on the aprons and go Into the kitchen, where squares of bright figured calico may be sewed tightly around some of the eggs and dropped Into a kettle of boiling water for a few minutes. These eggs will come out‘beautifully marked with the colors and pattern of the cloth upon them. On some of the eggs stick little dabs of beeswax, then drop in boiling cochineal water, and the covered spots will remain white. These spotted eggs were a great favorite in the olden days. Then we did not have specially prepared dyes, and used onion skins for our yellow-, logwood chips for purple and. oh, yes; I forgot to say that the calico piecea must be sure to bo the kind in which the colors will “run.” On the solidly colored eggs the names and simple designs may be traced with a sharp penknife blade. I well remember how I used to cling up In front with a Jewel cameo, or to these wonderfully decorated sped* i flower to hide the Join. Simple Costumes for ine Young Girls of School Age UEEft sroMs F RNDINO myself with two free J end a grizzly old patriarch held fort! days to spend, I went down to as chairman. He was one of that the docks and boarded one of skin and bones type of Japanese and the little steamers which for- ; had a long, scraggly beard of so few elgn residents here In Nagasaki hairs that one was tempted to count term the “Nomo liners," probably be- them would his duties as presiding of- eause they have not the slightest re- fleer but let him be still long enough ««mblance to a liner. The two hours at a time. Pishing, which had been of the west.” With all the composure that one can assemble when tempted to laugh every 0«. but th«v are c»bt to make, and no °,1 ‘h*u loUrn*y dr'"klnf ,tbs 'l*U*W ®p “ t,h*1 one mind» a bit of trouble at tble nea- wU!’, ,he "•’■Ptalnaan and the • bo* n- ... dropped at the entry of the mu sun on what might, in a Pickwickian , . . ,, sense, he called the bride, writes C. We are going to serve brown bread I ...... , . . . tv .*». « v .7». Hibbard in the Chicago Daily News, sandwiches with cocoa, a wee yellow , chick nerched on each cun. That is 1 ,Ktlp st<>arner sputtered, splashed j I stepped up and begged their all Just enough to make it seem like I ttTul Krunted lhr°ugh the waves most par(ion for Intruding on a tub already a oar tv nobly except at those times when near- The hint was taken; a few I *ng a port the captain was too free in ]arj|e. wonder eyed children were ids use of the whistle. The liners pushed out on the floor and room was tesent the indignity of having their ma(je for me. approach heralded in such a public i _ . ... ... manner and atop during tho opera I 'ut m>' Polltenea. bad been my un- tlon, Most admirable mode„ty! doln* « l.° ,blnk “* **! At five In the afternoon we came to ! mor* «Ivanced In the language than I anchor In « witching little lagoon at :«“• 1 °!«r 0,1« P™»mlnar!«. the village of Nomo. Here, with all -uccea.fu ly I camc from or eight other pa.aengera, I »a* rowed America. I waa twenty-acven year, ashore in a sampan by a local Charon. A step took me to the farther side of the promontory, where I embarked for a half hour's sail to Kabashima. an island lying some three miles off the Easter Monday Party. The Easter dawn is approaching, and with it comes requests for parties, especially affairs for children, who simply adore the "bunny" season. I must tell you how a mother of three Is to entertain at "an all day" Easter Monday party, the guests being seven of the neighborhood children. The In* vltatlons are written on egg-shaped cards sealed with a violet paster, of the dearest Easter, chick just coming out of the shell may be found among the seals or pasters, as the children > mainland call them. The ages of the guests range from five to eight years. A third floor chamber is known as the children’s room, and it is to be prettily decorated with flowers and branches .of budding fruit trees which have been placed in water for several days. There should be a mass of blossoms on them by Easter. Ten little hoops have been prepared thus for one of the games, and each one is to be wound with a colored tape. The boy who can roll his hoop twice around | the room without letting it turn over will be awarded a bag of marbles, and the little girl who accomplishes the same feat will have a dear little doll baby dressed all in white. A substantial luncheon will be served at noon, with the prettiest table imaginable, all glorious jonquills, bunnies and fluffy yellow chicks. A music box will play during the repast. After luncheon the children aro to decorate the eggs to take home. MADAME MERRI. Looking for an Inn. The boatmen had directed me to the "Oml" inn as the best place in tbe old" (my age Is different every time I am asked). "I was just six feet tall." "No, I wasn't married." But when it came to the intricacies of language involved in a discussion of the coming presidential election In America, tbe relative merits of “Tafto" and “Rueowelto." I was swamped. I wonder what Taft would have given to Island. To find it In the one, long have hwird m> of his plat- narrow street of the village seemed to be easy enough. Before I realized it. however. I had passed out through the town to the other side of the Island, and quite missed anything that looked like an inn. I started back. The streets were deserted except for the women taking their baths along the roadside. Imagine a rhinoceros tak- form to the boiling tubful of naked citizens of the little fishing village. The one man—he of the beard- seemed to have won his position of respect in the community through the fact that he could read and was the honored subscriber to an Osaka paper. And then back to the inn. The same good nature, tbe same innocence “Mephisto” Coiffure. One of the smartest and also one of the most becoming coiffures Is called "The Mephisto.” A very narrow band of black or scarlet velvet is taken right round the head, and two thin spikes of wired velvet stand straight in this matter, prompted only by an They went early in the morning, and honest desire to uphold the amateur atatus of your competitors and the dignity of the uniou, without any regard to other most regrettable conse quences.” "In my opiiflon." he continued. ‘ America and its athletic or- ganiiations have gained immensely by such an act of discipline and justice, and I sincerely hop«* thut the same spirit will always animate tiu- organization of the other countries in similar cases where discipline and rules must be upheld at any cost." The sugar industry is so important in southeastern Swedeu that nearly everybody In that section of the country seems to be at war with the riks dag because that body is bent on reducing the tariff on sugar. Mass meetings are held iu many localities, and strong resolutions are (>assed agaiust the proposed reduction. Two men who were skating near Arko, Ostergotland, broke through the ice. One of them was drowned, but the other managed to get a footing on A rock below the surface of the water. He had to stand there for two hours ibefore he wai noticed an<t saved. Fame of Teacher in Cleveland Normal School Brings Offer From the East. New York.—Dr. Jean Dawson, a woman tiacher in the Normal Training school of Cleveland, is recommended as an official fly swatter to the board of estimate. The appointment is urged by Dr. William Henry Hale, superintendent of public baths in Brooklyn. Dr. Hale says Dr. Dawson has rid Cleveland of flies, which now is*known as "the flyless city.” Bring her to New York, he ur^es, and she will work wonders here, too. His letter to the board reads: "To get the best results work must begin before spring, so that the comparatively few mother flies who survive may be killed before laying eggs. Success can only be obtained by co opt ration of several city departments with the health department. "As Mies Dawson has demonstrated an efficiency for this great work, which 1 b comparable with the eliminations of yellow fever from the Panama canal zone. I suggest that she be hired by the city.” The board intends to let Comptroller Prendergast wrestle with the suggestion. took a lunc'j and coffee at a mountain pasture but. Starting out again, they soon lost their way In the fog. They I had to spend the night in the tnoun I tains. They hurried themselves in the snow; but as the boy was so tired that j In* was about to go to sleep his father decided <hiu the sai.-st thing would North Dakota Farmer Accumulates a >•< o keep on moving. The next day Family of Thirty-Seven Children they came to the Rindal farm house. Through Matrimonial Daring. By this time the boy was completely PREFERENCE FOR WIDOWS Grand Forks, N. D.—Father to thirty-seven children is the distinotlon possessed by H. T. Hertsog. a rancher- farmer living near Palermo. Three times has Hertsog married widows with large families. Mr. Hertsog is seventy years of age, looks like a man of elxty, takes care of thlrty-flve head exhausted, and his mittens were froz en fast on his hands. Coucheron Aamodt, a writer and lecturer of some note, was expelled fro«n Schleswig, a province which Germany took from Denmark In 180.4. Mr. Aamodt was lecturing on China, and the only reason why he was expelled seems to be that he spoke In j of cattle and eleven horses, grew 1,200 Norwegian, not in German. ThiB sud j bushels of grain last year and hauled denly made Mr. Aamodt a great man t It to market himself. amoug his countrymen. * — ____________ In Nedenes beavers have become nc One Hero’s Plight, numerous that it is proposed to kill a ! New York.—Paul Alleu, said to be number of them. They seem to know . the original for the hero of Elinor that they are protected, for they ; Glyn’s “Three W’eeks." was arrested show but little f«ar when they av for stealing a gold watch from a cab- l approach« d by human beings. ax»t singer BURDEN ing a bath in a tumbler of water; that was the impression 1 received from an old matron comfortably ensconced in a small tub at the side of the street. Her years made my approach excusable to myself; I found afterward that really it was only my own fear which 1 had to consult In the matter, as evén younger women and maidens of the community were unruffled by my appearance under the same circumstances. Tipping my hat to the dame, I ventured: "Condescend to pardon me. 1 will cause you honorable trouble, but kindly tell me where 1 shall find the ‘Omi’ inn.” and always the same curiosity a6 tft the foreigner. After a dinner, the piece de resistance of which was raw fish, I went to bed. In a country inn, though, there is considerable difference between going to bed and going to sleep. A necessary preliminary to the latter Is complete exhaustion from trying to wreak one's vengeance on the fleas. I finally dropped off to the drone of many voices chanting their Buddhist prayers. Perhaps they were praying for a good run of fish on the morrow. * The next morning, after an early breakfast on raw eggs and rice, I ! hired a boat with two men to ferry “No, please don't trouble to excuse me across a rather narrow strait for yourself. As for the inn which you the sum of 1% cents. At Misaki, an- are seeking, it is only necessary to go other of the fishing villages here, I The illustration on the left shows a simple little Btyle for girl six to eight years; it is made in gray-green cashmere. It is trimmed down tho left side of front and along lower edge by spotted foulard cut in a two-inch band; the collar Is also of the foulard as 1 b the waist band; the oversleeves are edged with it, while the under ones are plain. Materials required: 2 yards cashmere 44 inches wide, % yard foulard 40 Inches w-ide. The next is for a girl of eight to ten years. Plain material is used for ♦he dresB Itself and plaid silk or silk and wool mixture for the trimming of aklrt, also the yoke, cuffs and the waist band. The bodice and skirt are cut sep arately, and are joined to the same waist-band. Materials required: 2^ yards 46 inches wide, H yard 40 inches wide for trimming. The other would make a useful little school dress In nut brown fine serge; there are two tucks carried over the shoulder to foot of skirt each Bide, the fronta wrapping over in points which show pleatlngs of silk at the throat and foot of skirt; the sleeves are set into the armhole, and, like the right front, are trimmed with buttons set on in threes on a little farther and you will find it at the right. It has two stories, so you will easily find it.” “But great thankB. You have been most kind.” At the inn I changed my light clothes for the more comfortable summer kimono of the Japanese and, es- visited the "Temple of Mercy,” a Buddhist temple of the Zen persuasion, to see my friend the young abbot of the sanctuary. A description of this temple and its history does not belong here. Wrhen I stopped there last the head priest told me that I was tho only foreigner in the 1,200 years the corted by the maid of the hotel as i temple had existed to have stayed guide, 1 hunted up the public bath. My visit to the bath was an event of civic importance. No wonder I had been obliged to inquire my way a few minutes ago from the women. All of the men of the village were gathered here for their evening bath. Entering the front room, I gave the old dame In charge a 5 cent piece, to receive back 3V4 cents in change, strode to the back room, shedding my clothes and wooden clogs as I went. At the Town Tub. The town tub was the meeting place Materials required: 2V4 yarda 4« for the clt>r, ,a,her>- Hero »>* tncho» wide. % yard Bilk 20 fnobag ' *er* “P t?„tlle‘r neck8 ‘>- wlde, 2 dozen and tbrw button.. I b° 'va'*r «£ ll“d “f '*round i A eiHoa /if t h .a Kn#K A* »1 there over night. Later on, upon au examination of his records, he corrected himself: "No, 122 years ago a Chinese priest rested here over the day.” It was a Chinaman who got ahead of me! tho sides of the bath. At the upper rhand Force of Habit. A poker game was in progress, and Mr. McCann called for one card, which was passed to him by Mr. O’Grady. Mr. O’Grady—How are ye fixed now that ye have a spade? Mr. McCann (suspiciously)— How do ye know that I have a spade? Mr. O’Grady—Because, when I gave ye the cyard, ya spit In yer rigb'
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