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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, January 04, 1918, Image 2

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~ t u if F f l g T H A M P T O N S T A R . J A N U A R Y 4 191B BIS BUSINESS MEN Some Who Oo a Day’s Work Be­ fore Breakfast. STYLE FOR ARAB WEDDING |AZZ MUSIC FOE OF BLUES RATS MARCH LIKE SOLDIERS “ SERVANT” AN ABUSED WORD Bridegroom Must Ride Nervous Horse Does N0t Consist, as Is Generally Be- Without Reins or Stirrups, In lieved, of Lot of Noise Without Middle of Procession. Rhyme or Reason. Rodents Have Littlo Difficulty in Find­ ing Supply of Food, and Adapt Themselves to Conditions. President of United States, Heads of Banks, Ministers, Physicians, Are in Same Class. Coming through the streets o f Al­ giers of no evenlog you may meet a Various descriptions of Jazz music have from time to time appeared, hut The ready nclapfn their surrouml lllty of rats to one o f the quail* iem to con- Lord Rhondda and Lloyd-George of England, Roosevelt and Rockefeller Among Quick Thinkers. Lord Rhondda, the food controller. Is one of the greatest business men England has ever produced. London TIt-Bits says. His lordship Is accus­ tomed to commence his day's work be­ fore he rises In the morning. From then until the time when his dressing is completed he Is busy with various problems, and upon many occasions he has actually settled Important mat­ ters In connection with the department at the breakfast table. Thus, when he arrives at his office he has already done what many men would consider a good day's work. Perhaps no member of the wln-the- war government leads a more stremi- ous existence than Its leader, Lloyd- Georfre. Always up before six In the morning, he Is busy even at breakfast when he gives his attention to multi­ tudinous affairs of state. Although he Invariably spends his week-ends at his charming house in the country, the prime minister Is In constant touch with 10 Downing street by telephone. If any Important question arises during his sojourn out of town, less than half an hour finds the premier back at No. 10. This wonderful little Welshman frequently makes an \all-night sitting” In order to solve some problem of mo­ mentous Importance that has “ cropped up.\ Our foreign minister, Arthur Bal­ four. is another expert at time saving. He gets through a large amount of cor­ respondence every day during meals, dictating letters to his secretary be­ tween the courses. Although he Is sel­ dom seen In the house of commons nowadays. It was invariably his prac­ tice before the war to compose his speeches while listening to the debates. Ex-Preshlent Roosevelt Is another celebrity who has reduced time sav­ ing to a fine art. He constantly takes a paper and pencil out with him when he is riding on horseback, and at such times decides upon his reply to a dif­ ficult question or outlines an article for the press. J. D. Rockefeller believes In an econ­ omy o f words. When he has an Im­ portant piece of business to negotiate, he thinks out beforehand what Is the simplest and quickest way of getting it through. Another man who had once to negoliate an Important oil deal with him. one Involving the transfers of hundreds o f thousands o f pounds, spent weeks In preparing for the final — - -------------- -r Mr. Rockefeller walked Into the room where he was sitting with his piles of papers. “How much?\ he asked. The man named a figure, though almost surprised Into dumbness by the bluntness of the question. \Right said the millionaire, and. left the room, thereupon handing over^ t h e other party to some o f his subordinates for the completion of details, while he him­ self gave his attention to other mat­ ters. It Is part of his system of sav­ ing time that his mind and attention shall only be occupied with the settle­ ment of principles, and that thereafter the arrangement o f details shall al­ ways be taken In hand by his numer­ ous assistants, who are quite compe­ tent f o r the purpose. noisy procession that causes you to m)ne secm to hit the mark exactly, ties which has ennl-le-1 them to con- wonder whether It Is a food riot or a says a connoisseur of this art. The qUer the world, 1- W. - ^Isoni w r te. revolutionists’ parade. This Is an comn,on Impression Is that It consists, in the National G.-irinphlc. Magazine Arab wedding procession, one of the of 0 lot o f peculiar and noisy sounds On the approach «.r v a i m « owner m o s t Ingenious devices ever developed without rhyme or reason. This Is not m summer h u j r utnui.eis o i mera for the embarrassment and mental tor- t)l(? cusc> however. It couslsts chiefly leave buildings and resort to neiut >r ture o f the bridegroom, says a globe o f svncopatlon, peculiarly accentuated; farm s or to the outskirts • the to i s trotter. variations by,som e o f the instruments; where the growing vegetation.part c - It is headed by the father o f the improvisations by others, mingled with larly cultivated pi.-Mits. njrorab uk . nn elderlv eentlemau. who ni1,, smm,i effects. Through all this an abundant supply until the approacn bridegroom, an elderly gentleman, paces soberly ahead, out of the con- odd sound effects. xi.»wuS.» — - - the melody of the selections rendered o f winter. A t the beginning of fusltm, attended by a few philosophl- must be distinguishable at all times— weather they return again to th e s n e - cal friends, all clad in white. Be- (in can noises, beating the life out of ter o f ! ulldings wh to thej' ,,ml hind him come a mob of young men lhe drumSi blasting by the brass In- harvested crops ready for their cou- carrying torches and lanterns tied to struraents Is entirely unnecessary, sumption. . the ends of poles, beating drums and Contrasts between pianissimo and for- When the food supply snmicniy a - blowing tin horns, yelling at the top of llssimo passages should be shown Just creases*, follow ing :i period ot piem. healthy voices. The center of the ng much in Jazz music as in the class- during which the i procession Is made up of particular | Ics increased in number - - * — .............. ’jfi j ^ j n 1 Another wrong Impression is that pulse appears to affect the eutne rat jazz orchestras must consist o f a cer- population over large areas tain instrumentation. This also is not general migration fakes pln< friends o f the bridegroom, who burn red and green flares in addition to waving torches of the milder sort. Be­ hind them Is a band o f hired musi­ cians. trailed by all the small boys, dogs and Idlers of Algiers. All this parade naturally attracts a certain amount o f attention. In the middle of It, mounted on a nervous horse, very much embarrassed and self-conscious, rides the bridegroom. He seems to ride very unsteadily and awkwardly, bu r closer observation shows he Is doing well to ride at all, for friends have taken the stirrups from his feet and the reins from his hands so that he has to hold on by force o f gravity and his sense o f equi­ librium. The red fire and the drums generally stimulate his mount to su- perequlne activity, and It Is a marvel that none of the enthusiastic friends get stepped on. The bridegroom. It Is safe to surmise. Is not sorry when his triumphal procession is over. As for the bride, she escapes all this. A few o f her girl friends ac­ company her on a quiet procession of her own in the afternoon when she leaves her father’s house for her new home. the case. The violin, ’cello, cornet, pi­ ano, or In fact, any legitimate instru­ ment, can be used. As jazz music is originally Ethiopian, the banjo and saxophone are used merely to lend ne­ gro character to It. The number of musicians that can jazz properly Is said to be small, be­ cause it really requires good musi­ cians, who must also be endowed with the swing or knock o f performing It. Although many o f the cafe and thea­ ter orchestras are composed of good musicians, those who can jass are scarce. On the other hand, many of the self-styled Jazz orchestras are mis­ representations, and cannot play the semiclassics or classics adequately. •h times the rats are extraordinarily bold, swimming rivers without hesita­ tion, and surmounting all other natu­ ral obstacles. The first invasion of Eu­ rope, when rats swam the Volga, was tin Instance o f this kind. Experi­ ments by the United States public health service have shown that when released in the water o f a harbor Tats may swim ashore for a distance of 1,500 yards. How Binder Twine le Made From Palmetto Trees. At last the palmetto tree Is coming Into its own. It has been posing for It Is a pity that we have allowed op­ probrium to attach to the good old word \servant opprobrium utterly un­ merited. Talk about “help.\ or the lat­ est equivalent, “ maid,” used quite in­ arm w eather appropriately, says the Youth’s Com­ panion, does not alter circumstances In the least, nor Is there any reason why we should wish them altered. Every one who Is worth anything Is a servant. The merchant serves his customers. If he serves them not well, they discharge him. The lawyer serves his clients, the minister his parishion­ ers, the doctor his patients. The presi­ dent o f a bank is a servant, and so Is the president o f a railway. The presi­ dent o f the United States Is the hired servant o f the people o f the United States, and few servants In any occu­ pation are m o re abused by their mas­ ters. Service, w ell and faithfully per­ formed, is the only real dignity, and all the outward pomp and insignia of rank are but badges o f service, and disgraceful if they are not earned. Service is life. It is only when we are doing something to serve the large movement of the world what w e are entitled to live in it, that w e really do live in it. L ife Is measured by useful­ ness. O f all the varied affliction that swift-footed age can bring, none Is more oppressive than the sense o f di­ minished capacity f o r service. Not to be ministered unto, but to minister, not to be served, but to serve, Is the utterance o f the highest author­ ity in spiritual matters. There Is but ARTHUR F. KING PRACTICAL PAI P. O. Bo* 536 Georgica I EAST H AM P T O N . L. I. RAYMOND A. SMITH, l 0 A t t o r n e y a n d C o u n s e l l o r ! at L n tv TH E O S B O RN E B A N K BUILD East Hampton. N. Y. reatly a migratory inl­ and J. F. MILLER General Contractor and Mo of anything Movable. Non-Pumpahle Cesspools, High sure Water Systems Installed Wells Sunk, Drilled or Driv All Kinds ot Concrete Work EAST H AM P T O N . N. Y. two-thirds o f a century In Southern i 0n6 disgrace connected with service of __________ . poetry and Southern oratory, and now j nny kind, and that is to serve ill. Let Some cannot perform It properly, and Florida and South Georgia and other us perform whatever service falls to to offset this, resort to noise and dis- Southern states have turned upon it 0Sf i arRe or small, high or low, with all cord in Imitation thereof. The per- nn(] sa|d: “ Now you be useful as the zeal and all the strength that Is in centage o f musicians who can do Jus- Well as ornamental. You shall take ag Then we shall be sure that when tlce to the classics and also play Jazz the place o f Mexican sisal for the we depart w e shall be missed, if only is consequently even smaller. Tills manufacture of cotton bagging and a u t t le; and there Is no more solid exceedingly binding twine and, Instead o f being satisfaction in the w orld than th a t used for broom-making to sweep lgno- | ble floors, you shall become useful to j Telephone Many Years Ago. the nation.\ | There are not so many new things A newly invented machine spins the under the sun as people suppose. The fibre out o f the palmetto leaves. They telephone has the credit o f being an It may take retribution a long time are stripped green from the trees, fed entire novelty, yet Robert H ooke two ____ _ ________ to get around to those w ho let food Into one end of the machine and hundred and odd years ago, w r o t e : a t a n opera matinee that was evidently pr0(iucts rot in the field, but It will emerge balls o f binder twine from the “ I have by a distended wire propa- not good. # reach them eventually. other end. gated sound to a very considerable dls- The doors were closed till the end -------------------------------- In (our months the stripped tree will tance in an instant, or with as seera- of the first act, and as Mr. Wall stood ) ^ man appealed to a New York have another coat of leaves which wili lngly quick a motion as that o f light; in the lobby w ith the false strains of hoard for exemption on the ground be cut off at their stems and fed to and this not only In a straight line. kind o f orchestra scarce. Jazz music is rhythmic and Inspir­ ing. It is declared the best antidote for the blues.— Milwaukee Sentinel. Bad Performance. E. Berry Wall, the New York club­ man, arrived one afternoon rather late the opera floating round him, a lady tried to enter the auditorium, but the doorkeeper shook his head. “ No, no, madam,\ said Mr. Wall. \The doorkeeper dare not open the door during the singing. H a lf the au­ dience would rush out.\ that he suffered with \cold feet.\ was frank, to say the least. the machine, a year. and so on three times The problem of heating a small sub­ marine eiy surrouujed by ice wa- Butter SlllpIiCCl eggs are not being 1 't o - any great extent. ter may not be without Its seriousness hut perhaps they have gone up out of in the estimation o f the crew. sympathy for somethim? or direct, but In one bended In many angles.” Here was the invention o f the tele­ phone right in hand, so to speak, only H ooke did not follow up the lead, the world had to wait two centuries for the admirable instrument which saves so much of humanity's time today. Tea Shipments Increase. Apparently the American people are becoming a nation of tea drinkers. Shipments of the tea herb to the Unit­ ed States are far ahead of pre­ vious years. The Shizuka Maru o f the Nippon Steamship company ar­ rived at Seattle from Yokahama re­ cently with 21,398 packages of tea, each package averaging 85 pounds, says East and West. The cargo Is 3,215 packages larger than the ship­ ment from Yokohama by the Tamba Maru, which established a previous season’s record. In addition, the Shi­ zuka brought 2,000 packages of raw silk, 2.575 cases of rubber, 2,215 rolls o f matting, 598 cases of toys, 897 cases of porcelain, 3,225 cases of manufac­ tured cotton and silk goods and 5,233 sacks o f peanuts. Glass-Bottom Sea Boats. After refusing to accept a $4,000,000 shrapnel order at the beginning of the European conflict from the British gov­ ernment because o f humanitarian rea­ sons, Charles R. Bryson, president of the I'.' « iric Steel company, has placed his patriotism above his conscientious beliefs and is now aiding Uncle Sam In seeking a solution for the German submarine menace, says a Pittsburgh correspondent o f the New York Com­ mercial. lie has submitted plans to the gov­ ernment o f his \glass-bottom” patrol boats, which, he declares, can be used as a means to rid the sea of the U- boats, mines and other unseen perils to navigation. Conserving Leather. Leather is one of the materials which must be used economically In or­ der that the army may have shoes, har- ! ness, nlilles and puttees. The depart- 1 ment of agriculture explains that the i civilian can conserve leather by mak­ ing his shoes last as long as possible. Greasing them when the leather gets hard and d r y ; wearing heel plates or otherwise preventing run-over heels, j which ruin the shape o f a shoe, and i having them half-soled when practica­ ble, will cut the family shoe bill, and help the government keep the 6oldiers properly shod. A s Goal Grows Scarccr ^ou need have no fear oi lack ot heat- so-co-ny Kerosene is ju s t as easy to get as it always was— and the pnee has remained practically constant during all these days o f rising costs. S O - C O - N Y is the Standard O il C ompany o f N ew Y o r k ’ s best grade o f kerosene oil. I t lights easily and burns with a steady, even flame. N o fuss or muss, smoke or smell. Insure yourself against cold , disagreeable rooms by using S O - C O - N Y Kerosene in a Perfection H e a ter. Every gallon gives you eight full hours o f com forting heat, just where you want it any tim e you want it. Be sure and say S O - C O - N Y when ordering from your grocer. „ „ , Principal Offices N ' \ ' W k Albany Boston H I G H G R A D E P IA N O A N D P L A Y E R PIANl at Reduced Prices A l s o P i a n o s tak e n in exchangq P la y e r P i a n o s a t g r e a t bar| T e r m s to s u it to re n t o r purcfc J A M E S C. L A W R E N ( 'A S T HAM P T ON SAG H A R B 01 This is the place to Buy your Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, and House Furnishing (4enry D. £Iet LISTEN! L'he undersigned is pre[ to furnish and delive^ M a n u r e anil All kind* Fertilizer and all ▼arteiloi ot T r e e s a n d S h r u b at the lowest prices I CHAS. MOTT Fine Bungal To Rent W i t h te l e p h o n e , b a t h , and g o o d co n d i t i o n , at OiyO H e ig h t s , n e a r T h r e e H a r b o r . A g o o d c h a n c j m a k e m o n e y th e r e is ofl b y s u p p l y i n g m e a ls to m e n e m p l o y e d on th e cretf o f th e n e w O l y m p i c H a H o t e l n o w u n d e r ccp s tl tion . / I s o # c h a n c e ft! m a n t o get w o r k a r o u n d p l a c e fr o m tim e t o tird g o o d w o r k e r , s o b e r , fail) a n d in d u s t r io u s . Apply o n c e , g i v in g re f e r e n c e s . EDWARD J. BOWE 320 Fifth Avt. Ne»

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