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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALU, LKTUBRIDGE. ABOUT WO.MK.V SIMMS Jipii Is Said Have fhr Ituslnrss female Spies Arranged on Very Effective Mnry. In no part of t.hc world has U spy been brought to the poll so near perfection ns In Kurope. an It may bo unhesluitiiifily suit! tluit i Russia, which fairly swarms with eye ears of the Cznr. tlie dashing woman, of high breeding an title, perhaps lias become the mot necessary arm of that uadcrgrom system appears to re; thoughts as well ns detect To meet the Russian spy on his o own ground the Japanese him It ie said, secured the services of som >of the cleverest women in Kurope many of them French women, often their visible means of supper is by acting. The Japanese police and mill tar} 'system has, of course, ils secret ser vice; but ft is not nearly so ubiquitous as is the so-called third section of the Russian police. Yet during the few years little of importance has transpired in Europe affecting the 'situation in the Far East of which the Japanese Foreign Office has been ignorant. Her agents, the best of them those so-called French actresses, found t "way of being present wherever then was anything; to be learned. Often these women encounter the women spies of the Russian Government, who are undoubtedly among the cleverest in their line in the world. Governments at war, or on the brink of hostilities, require the services of two distinct classes of spies. There must be many men connected with jihis dangerous service; but for the fmost part the work demands courage and skill rather than the delicate diplomacy which is required, too, but is generally, certainly so far as Rus- 'sia- is concerned, assigned to women ,of culture, education, beauty, and rare i judgment With the troops of the enemy are sent the men spies, and with the commanding officers, with jthe diplomats, with the brains which Istay in SLPetersburg and move armies miles away as they were pawns 1 on a chessboard, the ingratiating, clever women spies are to be found. While the Japanese have not been regarded as having an especially effi- icient secret service, the events of the ilate war showed that the persons who ;were watching day and night fr.r ihei proved of the greatest value. It ils known that just about the time the war broke out there were in Port- tArthur several French dancers, who jhad captured every Russian official i heart. They were not only attractive dan- cers, but beautiful women, who dress- well and had most engaging mau- 'ners. The Russian officers were I charmed with them. They soon be- better acquainted and proved to very agreeable companions. They took a great interest in tilings mili- ,'t.iry, but always made amazing blun- ders in attempting to had been told them. The womanly ignorance of such matters charmed the young officers all the more, and at the same time, put them off- their guard. But, as matter of fact, they were very cleve women, and their information wa forwarded speedily to the Japanes Legation at Pekin, turn, for warded valuable reports to Tokio. B the time their true character wa known the French actresses, who wer spies for the Japanese, had left For Arthur far behind. OK.GJV OF UTK Swwlteh I'rofpssur Opines Thai Par- tides of Spoiiliineons dnieniiiou .MHV Ite Flown From Globe To Olobf. The old idea that life may have been spread from world to world by dust particles traversing space Is being again discussed. Professor Svanle Arrhenlus, the Swedish phy- sician, finds that spontaneous gene- ration is probably no lonpor possible on the earth, but conceives that ft may take place on some slobo having favourable physical and che- mical conditions. From that globe life may be scattered to other habit- able bodies on particles driven 'by tne pressure of light. In recent ex- periments with bacteria, half of the iricd organisms perished within three lays at ordinary temperature, but others showed no impairment of n'tnlity after four months at the empernture of liquid air. and it. was concluded thai the cold of space may diminish vital activity that life may bo sustained for millions of years. objection to this theory, by M. 'aui Bocquerel. is .Hint the ultra- 'iolct rays from. incandescent stars ire constantly sterilising space. Even dryuess and cold cannot greatly lengthen resistance fo these ays, and spores exposed in a vacuum o ultra-violet rays under conditions f extreme cold were destroyed with- 11 a few hours. iv.mti; is SAKB a System ItjiirKagr Is Sttfcr on British Than Anywhere on Earth. CurUiin si rangers In tirltnln have been wondering at their, way ot dealing with passengers, baggage. How much the system of other countries, whore you get a receipt, anil when (he bag goes astray the official assures you it Is impossible, because there is the receipt! So you po to bed and get up and dress in your bit of paper. British method Is insular, and on (lie face of It chaotic. throw our baggage to the mercy of Roineuuiknown porter. At the end of tlio journey we find a sort of-lucky tub of portable property piled on tho platform, and we plunge about and QUAINT .TAP FILCRIMS The Japanese peasants, when they >t themselves up for the business of pilgrimage, are the quaintest figures magi nab le. The women generally ick up their petticoats well above knees, either leaving the legs ire or else swathing them iu white andagcs. which form a kind ot leg- ngs. Their hair is done In the usual elaborate --Japanese- style, and generally an artificial flower "is stuck in at the top. It does look BO comic to see the wizened face of an old woman with a large red rose bob- bobbing over it- And this floral de- coration is not confined to the women; when you meet a party of pilgrims you often see the old men also with-a flower stuck above the ear, It appears that many of the poor old dears from the -coun- try get so bewildered by the magni- ficence of (he places they go to and the distractions, of shopping, that they "quite lose their heads, anil con- sequently their way. So the ever thoughtful Japanese police have insisted that every party of pilgrims is io have n distinguishing badge. At Xagario It was the commonest thing possible to see some ancient dame rushing about wailing. "Where is my party? Where is the purple iris or. "Where is the yellow7 towel-round-the-neck And then she would be told that th pick out what wo want. A hundred people have only to say "That mine" (o a portor in order t get it. Thus baldly stated tho systci looks like chaos and the invitation t a general scramble for other men' goods. In pr.irtico it works out For every one, from porter to pas senger, Is oti hia honor, and, this i the point, baggage in England is safe than in any other civilized country. The Sfii .Serpenf Exposed The mystery of the sea serpent ha apparently been solved by Capt James Schmidt, master of the Dutcl steamship Chariois, of Rotterdam. As the master mariner lias spent soim time studying the strange denizen-. 01' Uic deep in the Pacific nr.d Indian oceans, as well as the Atlantic, he has arrived at the conclusion that the sea serpent is really a number of whales drifting in single filn across the ocean, lip says of his conclnslous: "It was our good fortune to ob- serve such a big fish, which hart a length of about 500 to GOO feet, on our journey to the United States on KHOM IVASTK. .Munufi nsle Mftlerlnl arr (.'rurtu but Surely HHnp Mroiig Into the Useful Tho old "Wnsto not, want in thesis days of nutionnl com- petition, Is being given a new signi- ficance, and in 'every branch of In- dustry all tlio resources of brain and si'lence available, are being brought into opnrntion not only to prevent waste but to make money out of waste products. O.VLV OXK POKHKKAKt'AST! Kvrn n Vnrif Days Fasfhifr .Han Could Thau One Egtf The CJJK of tho gigantic extinct bird j ncpyorulH. of South Madagascar, has j Some flies, among them our faint1 n capacity of two gallons, or times (hat of a hen's egg. The slie-11 Is 1-8 Inch thick. Lengthwise it is Its-Inches Towns the world Making. over are July Tho tail continually beat Iow-toivel-rouiKl-the-neck party" was on its way to the station, or that the "purple irises" .were still saying their prayers in the-temple. Mnslc Healing. It is quite agreed by psychd-thera peutists torday that music has ppwe not only to "soothe the savage but to heal many disorders. Henc the great interest of .the following record raked up by an official of an English city. It dates from 1704, ant physicians of Bath so- licited Mr. Nash to let the- band per- form in the Pump Room (to which lie acquiesced) Tor .the following nmong other the least stroke imaginable upon any musical instrument has such an effect the human, body as to move its machinulae in all their giving the fibres of the whole body more or less, according to their degree of tension, correspondent con- cushions; and consequently the spirits (are not only raised, or made fine, but 'the other animal fluids are also briskly agitated, and ..their preter- natural cohesions and viscidities des- China ami Opium Trade That China is doing her best to stamp out Uic opium trade in the Middle Kingdom is coming 'to be [generally recognized, and a letter "In 'The Rangoon Gazette from the pen of E. J. Dingle is a reminder of the Tliejr Set it Kigali Among "the good old "Mer- rie England" is the .tendency to demo- cracy' prevailing in .the great public schools. There there Is no pamper- ing, however exalted the boys' rani or great-'thelr possessions. A stor; is told of an Indian official of higi rank, calling upon the house maste In a famous public school, where a young prince, son of a rajah, was being educated. The official brough a special message from his master to the effect that ha wanted no favours or exceptional treatment of any sor extended to hia aon on account of his exalted birth. "You may-set the mind of the rajah at rest on that said the house master, struggling to Veep back his smile before the dignified anxiety ot the Indian official. "If the author- lies were inclined to discriminate in the prince's favour, the boys of the school would set the matter right. Among them generally the rajah's son answers to the name of and I understand that with his Intlmat is familiarly known as 'Coal :cuttle.'" the water several feet high, and its head, which appeared on the surface every few ir.iuuf.es, threw the waicr far away. Our course was right on to the serpent, and when we were about 50 feet away from it we shot at it with our small cannon, and hit it right in the middle of its body. "The blood colqretl ihe sea red. The giant fish then cut itself up into four parts nnd swam away Indian style. "They were four whales, one behind the other, of which tlie first one showed its head now and then above the water, the last one beat the water with its tail and the two middles ones lay gently in the water, thereby show- ing only Uioir backs. The" whole j looked so much like one fish that we I were fooled the first few minutes on selves." tlnually studying the question of how to make wealth from waste. The sorting of a city's refuse In many cases brings money in no mean quan- tities to that city's finances. Several veurs ago the New York City garbage department was worth of waste was saved from the streets. This included rags, grease, metal, and -unburnt coal. is something worth saving in relief of rates. Four or five times that amount is paid over annually by the con- tractors who have the privilege of sorting the dirt captured by the public brooms of New York, and taking out the bottles, pocket knives, old boots, buttons, rubbers, wire, and the thousand and one other items of waste which may be converted into wealth. More than that. British inventors have solved the problem of how to use the very "clinker" left in des- tructors. In very few towns of any importance now is the old method of dealing with house refuse still vogue. Formerly it was1 the practice lo pile .such refuse on plots of vacant land there to destroy itself by decom- position and occasionally to cause epidemics of disease, and in one case we know of. a plague of rats. Pro- cesses have been invented whereby all :he fatty parts which household re- fuse must necessarily contain may be Extracted for various uses: another method is to pulverise the refuse and to apply it as a stimulant or manure ;o land. 'Even then the residue is .akon to the destructor, and Its very destruction by fire turned to profit- able account in the generation of ilectric power. The very clinker that s left after fire destruction is in icme cases utilised under a new pro ress to make paving for roads. It i: mlverised. mixed in a special way vith asphalt, put under pressure, and timed into paying blocks of remark- .bfe wearing properties, with the ad- iitional virtues of being noiseless ami .ustless. Inches around the middle. Though termed a fossil egg. it is not petri- fied, but IK In perfect condition, un- broken, and has a yellow colour. Tlfe contents have turned Into a flue dust, which comes out, when hand led, through a email natural perforation on one side Tho nnpyo'nilK, like the moa of New Koaland. was extermin- ated by the hand of man. A few cen- turies ago H was quite abundant. Several incomplete' fossil remains have been discovered, hut no complete skeleton has ever yut been found. These show the bird was three-toed, of mnsBivc proportion and short winged. Tho Madagascar natives have for many years used tho great egg shell for various household purposes. 'In fact, the first knowledge of these eggs became known when some Ma- dagascar natives came to the Mauri- THE OHXOMOIJS HOUSIM'U' OUSA nml im> IH IfuttHf .Vore 'JtaiipcriMis to HiimmiHy Tliini Jho Mnr house-fly and thu bluebottle, fly are really of a pest and a danger to Hie community In In circumference, and It measures 2tf .hot weather lhan their more aggres- cousins, tlie mosquitos, gnats, etc., for thuy wander from refuse heaps ami' decaying inn tier In all forms to. good, wholesome human 'food, with no pretence of cleanliness In their Imbits. and on this account they are pertainly tlie most danger- ous of all (Jlsuase farriers. Kspo- WOlEMrS OLDEST JUUJIT j This LltfhflHMiM) Hull! In- (lie Itomiinj anil First Kmnvii us Iliu Tower On (he const of tho ftiifillsh ChaiR nol at may still be soon' ruin of a Human Lighthouse built all Ihe lime of the comjuost by tho mans, I Another, ancient llghlhoiiBO. hulll less than 'a century after Iho tower itl Dover, Is still flerving Us original] purpose, j It was partly rebuilt and some (orations wore mado in It, but III thcf main It is Ilio samo old structure thalfi guided the Roman galleys as thuya skirted Ihe coasts of the Bay of Bls-s J dally so Is this In tlio cnsn of i-hll-j cay. making Iliulr way to the Roman', tlron, and. too groat care cannot pos- port oC DrljJianUnm. This is [be sillily bo takim in Uerplng tholr food crn harbor' of ba Coruna and the! mil milk from contamination by those insect posts. Not only ilo they carry about it. lighthouse is Llio uiost anuiont thlny; muvholosnniciiess in (he mouth parts, but also in the peculiar bristly, ad- contnminatcs.il; they are also liable to a fungoid disease known as fly mould, and when thus attacked one may see them in hundreds adhering to tho window-panes and lying about! Itiilll In itS A. J The Romans called It the Tower of'ew Roads the tremendous Impetus, that lately has be'eri given to the; nation wide movement for--improved! public highways, the United States Office of "Public Roads has 'just pre- pared a chart, which shows ly miles of transcontinental, in terstate and trunk line roads are con templated in various sections the country. The chart prepared by the Offici of En bile Roads shows the extent tn which the good roads movement ha> taken hold of every part of th United States, North, South, Bast am West, the improved roads, some men ly planned, other actually under con struction, literally making a network covering the whole country. If all the plans contemplated cnrried out by the men and commu- nltics back oC them it will be possible j.to drive wagons and automobiles from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, and from Vancouver. B. C., to Tijuana Ilex., and from Montreal, Can. to Mi- ami, Fia. The map prepared by the Office of Public Roads, merely for purpose of gauging the extent of the good roads movement as fostered bjr. individuals, associations and commuV nities, shows many groat highways in, contemplation or actually under con-{ struction. A FrijTlilfiii Iliirrtoflne, Indeed terrors of the I the captain of a transatlantic "were perhaps never more thrillinglyi; I set forth than in the description by al young lady who last year made her, first trip abroad. She kept a very much like that of Mark when for seven days he recorded the.' to breakfast." "There was, however, one I tarit exception. When she crossed tlio'; I Channel tho experience was so trying I that she felt impelled to describe 'I am firmly resolved to stay on she wrote, 'a i though the tempest arenacd to such a frightful hurricane that it was only- With the greatest difficulty up my Quils Wlicn He Jill? Despite all warnings, a patient suffered from overeating was obliged.! to call upon tho doctor every weeks for remedies. Uuf. when several I mon Mis passed without, ,.1 (he doctor meeting hisf patient on tho ho "Mow Is it I haven't Jicnrd 'from you I In so long? Arc you takfng'my or my prescriptiOpa, join-1 ed the ranks of "the1 food-faddists''1" I "I have done none of these responded the former dyspeptic, "anil I I beliovo I am done with tho for ever. I have found a perfect rule I When I sit down at the table T anil careful to see that I measure just six I inches from the table. Then I cat cat and-when 1 hit-t-I quit." Exeter cathedral contains the heaviest ringing peal of hells in Hit' world. The tenor bell alono weight nearly five tons, ;