Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive

Garrett Clipper from Garrett, Indiana • Page 2

Garrett Clipperi
Garrett, Indiana
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

FASHION HINTS PEOPLE BURIED ALE $3,000 "worth of yarns, the tariff tax would be $6,960. If the importation wer $5,000 worth of furs, the tariff tax nroul-d be $1,650, but if it were $5,000 worth of clothing, that tax would be If some New York yacht the tariff would be $35,000, but millionaire brings in a $100,000 ocean if the importation were stockings, the tariff would be Henrietta (Tex.) Independent. ft but not if life is present. Radiographs of bodies taken even a few minutes after death reveal clearly the outlines of all the organs, whereas, if the radiographs are taken during life the organs are not revealed. At Pittsburg, Hubert Devan, a French-Canadian, recently announced the invention, now protected by patents, of a device which he calls a "grave signal." The device consists of a piece of ordinary gaspipe, six feet long, with a glass globe about thfe ize of an incandescent lamp on one en.d.

The pipe is arranged to pass through a brass plate at the head of the coffin, leaving the lower end within a fraction of an inch of the forehead of the corpse. Through the center of the pipe runs a plain, smooth stick, one end of which rests on the forehead of the body in the coffin; the other end is in the glass globe, with a red cloth attached to it. Should the person come to life in the coffin and stir, the stick will be forced through the pipe and the red-cloth signal will be dis Widely Prevalent Dread of Grew-some Accident Leads to Legislative Action. INVENTOR'S SKILL AT WORK. English Society for the Prevention of Premature Burial Extends Its Efforts.

Assemblyman Marks of Hudson County, New Jersey, introduced a bill in the house some time ago providing that all cemeteries shall be equipped with a receiving vault, the interior of which shall be in view of a person outside and subject to frequent inspection by a physician, the New York World says. In this vault bodies are to be kept until it is proved beyond any doubt that life is extinct. In the interor of the vault are to be placed mechanical devices which will enable the supposedly dead person to give alarm in the event of a return to consciousness. Somewhat similar provisions are contained in a bill introduced in the house at Albany by Assemblyman Redington. It provides that each cemetery shall have a mortuary to be used for the disposal of the dead.

Each body so received is to be kept under observation for a certain period of time before interment or cremation. This incident reflects popular apprehension concerning that world-old horror burial alive. While the subject of premature burial is a most distressing one. and one THE SIGNAL. the details of which are better hushed and forgotten, certain occurrences occasionally arise serving to reawaken the widely prevalent dread of being buried alive.

Medical science, the legislature and the inventor have endeavored to obliterate that dread by providing means whereby premature burial and its grewsome consequences may be effectually prevented. Precnnlionnry 5 Measures. The newest and most important organized movement to provide against premature burial has been started by the Association for the Prevention of Premature Burial, an English organization, which has been at work for the past twelve years. Preparations arc being made to establish a branch o'" the organization in America, in Washington. Large quantities of literature dealing with the subject are being sent to medical societies and to lawmakers all over the United States-Statistics compiled by British medical authorities are presented, showing that out of a total of 384 recorded cases 149 persons were buried alive, 219 had narrow escapes, 10 were dissected alive, 3 had narrow escapes from vivisection, 2 were embalmed alive and 1 was cremated alive.

Further attention is called to the fact that in the above figures the countless thousands of people who die and are buried alive and of whom is no record have no part. It is suggested that to this end waiting mortuaries, lighted and ventilated, furnished with pleasing surroundings and replete with every apparatus for resuscitation, should be provided by urban or rural cemetery authorities, where every person dying within their respective areas could be deposited until such time as the official death verifier appointed for the purpose certified that the signs of decomposition in the body warranted its interment. It Is the intention of the American members of the association to endeavor to influence legislation and to procure the enactment of a law which will provide every possible safeguard against premature burial. Mavcliine to Determine Death. Meanwhile, Dr.

Vaillant, chief of the radiographic service of La Iiibois-iere hospital, Paris, is experimenting with a machine which, lie asserts, will provide an absolute test of death. It Involves the use of X-ray photographs tf the Internal organs, which, Dr. Vaillant declares, differ in the cases of subjects alive or dead. Death tails Bhow -clearly In the cas of a corpse, Br la Byv What Is a Repaljllenn? Uncle Joe Cannon needn't swear so ard that he is a Republican. Everybody knows that he is.

For half a dozen years or more the country has known him as the Gamaliel at whose feet neophites of the majority iii the House have learned that robber tariff, monopoly greed and avarice are the fundamental principles of orthodox latter-day Republicanism. When Uncle Joe vehemently denies that he has tried to read Senator Cummins and the other insurgents out of the Republican party, while declaring In the same voice that if they are Republicans he is not one. he strengthens his claim to orthodox Republicanism, for latter-day Republicanism aims to fool r.ll of the people all of the time, or as long as it can possibly be done. It fooled the Republican voters of the West so badly last year that they sent to Washington Senators and Representatives who stood, and still stand, for the Republicanism of Lincoln and other Republican Presidents who were elected in the days when use of the word "protection" was carefully avoided in Republican platforms. These men know, upon the faith of Lincoln's word, that all cf the people cannot be fooled all of the time and that it isn't profitable to keep on trying to do it.

Therefore they are not Republicans, though they think they are and their constituents agree with them. Uncle Joe proves that his Republicanism is all wool and a yard wide by making a last heroic effort to fool the people some more about the way the tariff plank of the Chicago platform 'was kicked into kindling wood in making of the Aldrich tariff. Carloads of information about foreign and domestic cost of production, he says, were flumped into the sipecial session, but "no way has been discovered by which information can be put into a man's skull" unless he tries to get it there. The cold record of the special session is that such information was sought by committees of the Senate and the House only in the case of about a dozen of the thousands of articles included in the schedules, and that when the most thorough of these inquiries obtained exact information about the cost of wood pulp and print paper Chairman Aldrich and ihe other orthodox latter-day Republicans of the Senate wouldn't read it. Exchange.

i land's Lesson. Joseph Chamberlain some years ago tried to wave the "protection" flag and woo the Britishers from free trade, as a stepping stone toward the fulfillment of imperialistic dreams. Other Britishers are now trying to galvanize the Chamberlain "protective" policy. Their motive is the same, and yet different. They have put imperialism in the background, temporarily, and are calling for a "protective" tariff as a revenue measure.

In other words, the British classes are grasping at any weapon in sight to defeat the demands of the masses for equitable taxation. Chamberlain's protection policy Ls seized upon not because intelligent Britishers believe in it, but because it affords an indirect way of keeping the chief government burdens on the backs of the common people. Political economy is a familiar science to Britishers. They know, from the world's history and their own, that "protection" ultimately decreases revenue and that the better the protection the less government revenues there are. Lloyd-George may be radical.

But he has the masses of Britishers with him for one simple reason. He proposes by income taxes and land taxes to make the rich pay their just share of the burdens of government something that the English classes have never done before. And, by the same token, the British people will let Mr. Chamberlain's protection balloon collapse and sputter out. They don't want more taxes, as consumers, bat less.

And they are wedded to direct taxation, instead of indirect tariff robbery. England's lesson to America will probably be clear and distinct when the British budget has been laid before the masses of Great Britain for fina decision. Jlovr the Tariff AVorUs. The man who imports $1,000 worth of diamonds 'pays a tax of but $100 10 per cent. If he imported a thousand shirts worth a dollar each he would have to leave at the custom house and tack onto his selling prices $600 60 per cent.

If he decided that (he would bring in a thousand dollars' worth of champagne, one of the items upon which there is a large increase, the tax levied by the tariff is $500. If he brought in $1,000 worth of blankets he would pay a tariff tax of $1,645.42. If he 'brought in $1,000 worth of paintings and statuary, all he would have to pay as customs duties would be $200. but if it were sugar he would $788.70 tax on $1,000 worth. If he brought in $1,000 worth of jewelry he would have to pay $600 tariff tax, but if he brought in $1,000 worth of woolen dress good3 he w6uld pay $1,050.90 tariff.

he imported a $5,000 automobile the tariff takers would relieve him of $2,250. If It were Snsar and the CaiKpaisn Fund. The stories of bribery of undej-iiug, that are coming from the nelfchbr hood of the New York Custom IToiise are not necessary to inform anybody that such bribery was an inevitable adjunct to the sugar frauds for which several unimportant nobodies have been indicted. This is not the kind of news most desired from that quarter. Of course the unsupported testimony of Parr and Corsa will not be accepted as proof that high officials of the Treasury had a guilty knowledge that the Government was being defrauded of millions by false sampling and tricky weighing.

It is certain, however, that such information, if it came to their ears, was cruelly embarrassing. It is known that for many years the Republican party has been winning its victories by means of the money which the great tariff-protected monopolies contribute to its campaign funds. In consideration of the cash the Republican leaders have permitted them to write their own tariff schedules by which the people are i plundered. And when one of these concerns is caught plundering the Government, what are the party leaders to do? Not a word of trustworthy evidence has yet been advanced to prove that the Treasury winked at the sugar frauds, though it is almost incredible t'iiat rumors of them should never have been heard in Washington. It is only human that party leaders hearing such stories would prefer to belittle or discredit them rather than to see their party go down to defeat in the light of full exposure.

The Republican party is hopelessly bound to the dead body of monopoly and corruption. It cannot be honest while the sources of its power are dishonest. It stands in a position where it cp.unot punish frauds upon the Government without destroying itself. The surmise is not unwarranted that, however earnest Secretary Jlac-Yeagh may be in his desire for a thorough houseeleaning in the "nest of corruption," which he describes the custom house service to be, the searchlight of the sugar prosecutions will not be turned too intently in the direction of the "men higher up." Turn the rascals out. St.

Louis Repulric. The Iiiimher Tariff Trickery. Apologists for the Aldrich-Taft tariff as a measure of revision downward point occasionally to the reduction of the schedule on squared timber from one cent per cubic foot to one-half cent as an evidence that the poor man's burden has been lightened. This is another instance where Mr. Aldrich's official compilation of statistics claims a reduction which is disproved by facts.

Admittedly, the figures have been reduced. Practically the actual tariff has been increased. The trick is simple. The Dingley tariff provided for a tax on "timber, hewn, sided or squared." To this phrase the Aldrich tariff adds the words, "otherwise than by sawing." Since limber is now all squared by the saw instead of by hew ing with an ax, which was formerly the method, the four words inserted into the new tariff have the effect of taking squared timber out of the one- half-cent-a-cubic-foot class and put ting it under boards. This change in classification results in practically doubling the Dingley rate.

Unearthing these concealed schemes for raising the tariff under pretense of lowering it requires no wonderful skill. Lack of intelligent criticism by our national legislators while the measure was under discussion in congress is lit tle tribute to the capacity of those op posed to the protective doc-trine. Chi cago Journal. The Craze for IJif? AYnrxIiip. To thoughtful persons the frequent Washington dispatches telling of plan3 for warships larger than anything European powers have dreamed of are disturbing.

Reports that President Taft favors such additions to our navy do not allay apprehension. Our naval architects promise vessels of forty feet draft and a tonnage that makes Britain's Dreadnoughts look like toys. This sounds very fine. Mili tant and imperialistic ambitions enjoy such visions of glory to come. The taxpaying public takes a different view.

Common-sense men who know both coasts of North America, and who are familiar with our navy yards, incline to the belief that leviathan warships are not only unnecessary, but would be, like the proboscidian of musical fame, an elephant on our hands. The Mare Island navy yard cost $17,000,000, and is not available to some of our present battleships because of shoal water. Such ships as are proposed would be unable to enter New York harbor and could not be docked in nny dry-dock in America. Americans are justly proud of their navy. They have not complained at 'wholesale waste of naval appropriation for political purposes.

But such manifestly Quixotic battleships as now proposed are too Bven for patient Atnerk. KESTORES LOST POWERS. A weals jnan is like a clock run down. MUNVON'8 VITALIZE! will wiud him up and make him go.

If you are nervous, if you are Irritable, if you lack confidence in yourself. If you do not feel your full manly Tlgor. begin on this remedy at once. Thare re 75 VITALIZER tablets in one bottle: every tablet is full of vital power. Spend another dollar on quack doctors or spurious remedies, or fill your system with harmful drugs.

Begin on MUNYONsJ VITALIZER. at once, and you will begin to feel the vitalizing effect of this remedy after the first dose. Price, fl, post-paid. Lfuujon. 53rd and Jefferson, l'hila, I'a.

I)imsfroui HisU. "Look out. Hi," shouted the farmer's wife as the big balloon soared over the farm with a trailing anchor. "Them thar arynaughts will hook yeou up like a fish if yecu don't watch out." "Gosh, Mar.dy!" gasped the old farmer as he dropped his rake. "Yeou don't think they'd try to do sech thing purposely, do yeou?" "Wouldn't trust them, Hi.

That tall cliap looking down here with the eyeglass is one of them thar Indiana writer folks and he's working on a book called 'The Uplifting of the Farmer. Reckon yeou better keep yeour eye on that anchor." HELPLESS WITH RHEUMATISM. the Experiences of Who Do IVot Ivnow the IvidneyN Are Weak. Jacob C. Bahr, IS Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio, says: "For three months I was helpless in bed with muscular rheumatism and had to be fed.

My feet swelled, my legs were rigid, black spots flitted before my eyes and I was sore all over. Doctors didn't help me and I couldn't raise hand or foot. To please my wife I began using Doan's Kidney Pills, and in two weeks I was improving. Then by leaps and bounds I got better until well and back at work. After such mortal agony this seemed wonderful." Remember the name Doan's.

Sold fy all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Buffalo, N. Y. Watch-Boys in It fs common enough to see a boy watching cattle to keep them from straying, and in days not so very long gone by it was no unusual thing for a boy to be set to keep the birds off the crops.

But a watch-boy whose duty it is to keep a lookout for a school of fish, and who sits in a sentry-box set upon stilts, is not such an every-day Bight. This particular kind of watch-boy is Norwegian, the scene of his labors being the shores of some fiord of his native land. His little sentry-box is mac'e of wood, and perched high upon posts. Here the lad sits, gazing out across the arm of the sea. using his keen eyes for the benefit of the farmers who are depending upon him to give the alarm when a school of fish shall appear.

They work contentedly enough In their fields, secure in the belief that their watch-boy will let them know when it is time to reap a harvest from the sea instead of from the land. When the signal is given they leave their work, throw their big nets over their shoulders, and hurry off to their boats. Sentinel boxes similar to those employed in Norway were In use among the fishermen on the shores of the lfediterranean, and it is supposed that, the vikings brought back with them from some of their piratical raids the Idea that has been put in practice ver since. RESULTS OF FOOD. Ileal I anil Natural Conditions Come from Itlglit FeediiiB.

Man, physically, should be like a perfectly regulated machine, each part working easily in its appropriate place. A slight derangement causes undue friction and wear, and frequently ruins the entire system. A well known educator of Boston found a way to keep the brain and the body in that harmonious co-opera- tion which makes a joy of living. "Two years ago," she writes, being in a condition of nervous exhaustion, I resigned my position as teacher, which I had held for over 40 years. Since then the entire rest has, of course, been a benefit, but the use of "Grape-Nuts has removed one great cause of Illness in the past, namely, constipation and its attendant evils.

"I generally make my entire breakfast on a raw egg beaten into four spoonfuls of Grape-Nuts, with a lit-itle hot milk or hot water added. I it extremely, my food assimilates and my bowels take care of themselves. I find my brain power and physical endurance much greater and I know that the use of the Grape-Nuts contributed largely to this result. "It is with feelings of gratitude that I write this testimonial, and trust it may be the means of aiding others in their search for health." Look in pkg3. for the little book, "The Road to Wellville." "There's a Ileason." liver read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time, "hey are genuine, true and full of Jjuman interest.

J. played. At the same time a number of small apertures will open at the base of the globe and fresh air will be forced down the pipe into the nos-! trils. lyTATJKERS IH NEW YOKE. Absence of Good Breetlinj? Apparent to Visiting.

Foreigner. Comment is frequent enough on the low average of politeness among the youth of New York. But the fact should be made plain that it isn't the foreigner's fault, the New York corre- spondent of the Cincinnati Times-Star i says. Europe bred citizens are almost i Invariably courteous little men and women until they have been contaminated by the brat raised in Manhattan's streets. And this brat is just as objectionable whether he lolls in mamma's auto or shies stones at it from the gutter.

There must be something in the air which corrupts good manners hereabout. The other day the cutter attached to a British warship was tied up off a North River pier. A very pretty woman, expensively attired, and accompanied by a lad staged on the Fauntleroy order, except that he was husky enough to juggle arrived at the pier to go aboard the ship. A street urchin! got In the way of the pair. The woman poked at him her parasol viciously.

"Get out of our road, you nasty little thing, you," said she. The lad did, but on the way he voiced his profane disapprobation of the whole affair. Mother and son looked at each other in horror, that one of tv lower classes should venture upon this form of lese majeste. Ten minutes later the cutter pulled up at the water steps. The Fauntleroyed Percy undertook to enter the boat before his mother.

"Ladies first, young man," said the middie in charge. The kid turned up a pimpled lip at the officer and kept right on crawling toi ward the cockpit. The midshipman grabbed him by the arm and threw him halfway across the dock. "Did you hear me say 'Ladies first you young brat?" asked the middie angrily. "Aw, she's only my mother," said Percy.

His mother said: "How daro you abuse my dear little son In that way? I shall complain to your captain. Go on in the boat, Percy." "After j'ou have taken your seat, madam'said themidshipman. "Neither that boy nor any other can g3 aboard until the ladies have been seated." Mother and son scowled at the midshipman all the way to the warship. After they had climbed up the gangway the midshipman turned to a friend who remained on board the boat. "You are laying up trouble for yourselves in this country," said he.

"We think of England as a country in which caste distinctions are rigid it at least our upper classes have aimers to You're all on a level over here." An unjust criticism, doubtless, but one which any foreigner is apt to make after an experience in New York. The KijCfht liif? Pnrson. When the great-grandfather of the present Duke of Norfolk was engaged in any of his electioneering contests he was always attended by his chaplain, an athletic man and one who had made such good use of his hands on several occasions that he acquired the name of "The Fighting Parson." Mr. Dauncey, an eminent counsel, having once to examine him as a witness during a trial, asked "whether he was not the gentleman called "The Fighting Parson." "I believe I am, sir," the divine replied; "but if you require any more positive proof and will do me the favor to step out of court, I will give it to you under my own hand." No further evidence was taken. Bally'3 Magazine.

The Idle Soph. The psychology students of Harvard are repeating a new witticism of their brilliant teacher, Prof. William James. Prof. James, it appears, made this comment upon a very exquisite and Idle millionaire sophomore from New York: "What time he can spare from th adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties." Where' Thrift Kails.

Foor Richard had just written "For lack of a nail the shoe was lost." "Never mind," we cried, "perhaps a He was lost, too." Thus we learn that thrift Is not always desirable. New York Sun. Some people have better clotiW.tnan manners. A tunic coat effect is the novel feature of this costume. At first glance it looks extreme, but on closer study it is only a slight variation of the lines we have grown familiar with.

Soutache is used for trimming, along with four fancy jet buttons. IIoit lie Went. "And if you really ascended that awful mountain why did you leave no visible trace?" 'The footprint left by the astral body is not a tangible thing," respond ed the explorer with a dignity almost frigid. Philadelphia Ledger. For Old People.

After reaching the age of forty the human system gradually declines. The accumulated poisons in the blood cause rheumatic pains in the joints, muscles and back. These warnings should be promptly relieved and serious illness avoided by using the. following prescription which shows wonderful results even after the first few doses and it will eventually restore physical vigor. "One ounce compound syrup of Sarsaparilla; one ounce Toris compound; half pint of high grade whiskey.

This to be mixed and used in table-spoonful doses before each meal and at bedtime." The bottle to be well shaken each time." Any druggist has these ingredients or he will get them from his wholesale house. Where Pepj-s "Won Fame. "Who was the fellow Pepys, and what is his claim to fame?" "His claim to fame is well founded, my friend. He's the man who kept a diary for more than a year." Kansas City Journal. Red Croai Ball Bine Should be In every home.

Ask your rro-r for It. Imtzk 2oz. package. 5 ceuts. The Peparalion.

"I understand that she is separated from her husband." "Yes." "Oh, tell me all about it. What did jhe do?" "Nothing. He died." EXPOSrRE TO (Oi l) and wot isth tirst ste T( Pneumonia. Tak Perry Jtiivis' I'ainltillf-r and the riar.r is averted. I'n-equaled tor cuids, sore throat, quinsy.

25c, o3c and jOc Hare Fruits. Among the products of the Philippines are two delicious fruits entirely unknown to Europe and America. On of these is the durian, whose remarkable qualities have been descanted, upon by visitors to the archipelago. The durian grows on a lofty tree somewhat resembling an elm, is about as large as a cocoanut, has a shiny shell, and contains a creamy pulp which combines some of the flavors of a delicious custard with those of a fine cheese. American soldiers in tha Philippines have dubbed the durian the "vegetable Limburger cheese." The other rare fruit is the mangos, teen.

The exquisitely flavored liquid it contains cannot be preserved for shipping abroad. Dr. MclNTOSH celebrated Natural Uterine Supporlei tTP ImmmltatA relief. Bold by all nr gtral limtniiont dealer and lending druuirUln in nited Mnte and ('anuria, Catalc prlee list and particulars mailed on THE HASTINGS MclNTOSH TRUSS CO. 11 PHII.tllM manufacturers of trusses and 1 pole of the (icmiine tainpea Mcintoab" Buyportcr.

Beonchial Tro cues A convenient and effective rrnwdy for Coucha anj Hoarseness. Invaluable tn Bronchialanii Lung Trouble and to Singers and Speakers for clearing; the votes) Entirely free from opiates or any harmf uf fngredlea Price, 25 cents, SO cents and $1.00 pet bos. Sample mailed on request. JVnn I. PKUWN Be SOTT, TV auA(Maas fife jjfjf.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About Garrett Clipper Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: