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I. ' T?m AT/TOONA^MTREOR.* 5, jSUtoona Established Juno 13. 1871. Hnrr.v Mrp founder, Mi IlltO It I'HI.NTINM COMI'ANV, I'lllllUhlTV MlltflOl! BUILIUNO. 1000-1002 Green Ave., Altoonn, 1'a. DAN1KL, N. SI.KI- President H. L. JOHNSTON Managing Editor betterment of the prisoners. Men and women who violate laws and make nuisances out of themselves must be restrained. But the ultimate purpose iof the state should bo the reformation •of the Indlvldunl. That some measure i of success may follow these efforts it ! is essential that the personal comfort as well as the proper education of in- TIMELY TOPICS O UTSTANDING AMONO Pennsylvania's game animals ever since the Inception of the game commission's work In 189(5 has been the white-tailed doer. This nimble-footed creature has become so abundant during recent years that Pennsylvania now holds an CITY SUB.SOIUI'TION RATES: '2 cents BO cents t^n^lfi copy Per month (payable monthly) MAIL SUUHCPJI'TION RATES: cini? month (In advance) .Six months (In advance) ')ni year (In advance) cipient criminals should be considered. I enviable position townrd the forefront It la n. crime to confine hardened j among big game states of the. Union. offenders nml young beginners In crime The latter history of Pennsylvania's I • ,IM i. deer herd Is Interesting. Having put i In the .same room. Where such con- ;j st()]) |o muH{ot hllnUnK , having out- i dlllons cxi.st the stale Is breeding i ], 1W ed the hunting of deer with dogs 'criminals. \and tho shooting of doer at salt-licks, Congress should heed the words of A TELEPHONES: :ll Plione 7171. Attorney General Mitchell nnd hasten to npproprlnte the monoy mwded for j of tl the enlargement of existing prisons und thn construction of new ones in "^ard" w m,| n )t brief span of years, the return THESAUNTERER RE YOU ACQUAINTED WITH anyone whose moods are affected by the condition of the weather? If you aren't you are more fortunate than some of your neighbors. Some persons are quite asjolly on the darkest days as they are when the sun is shining in nil the regal splendor he possesses; others are not tho owners of such fine dispositions. I have at least one friend whom I never bother In damp or disagreeable weather. His entire system seems to have been built upon a foundation df precarious nerves and his friends have learned to 1'he Altoonn Mirror Is a member nl the .udlt Bureau of Circulation ami Hie Amerl- in Newspaper Publishers' AsRoclntlon and 'ennnylvanin Newspaper Publishers' A.^o- .atlon. i which reliirmlng methods may be em- l ployed for the benefit of young ! offenders who lire Just, at the parting : of the ways. Such youngsters should rh» Altoona Mirror ns.iumes im financial i hn vo a fair chance to mend their ways, csponslblllty for lyposraphlcal cn-on In ml- \ ( ^ fnfrn ]\ v H pc»klng, our prisons as now jrtlsemenls. hut will reprint that part 01 an r* 1 ™'-" "." i «• ' dverthement In which the typuKraphicul er- i constituted are brceder.s of crime. or occurs. Advertisers will please nollly | ^ he management Immediately of an.v error - .-- .hlch may occur. i Deer hud become so rare In Penn- Entered as second class matter at Alloona nostofflco. SUSTAINfNO MEMBER NATIONAL 1929 ASSOCIATION EDITORIAL AVERAGE IIAII-Y I'A1I> CIRC i; NATION DfltINU OCTOHKIt. 28,987 c TIIKSDAV, NOVKMIIKR fi, \U'1», A TIIOIiOHT FOR TODAV. Hilt evil IIKMl nild HIMllHMTH Mliall wax worse mid worHi;, de- relvlnir, and lieln)f deceived.— Timothy :t:i:t. HEATS EASILY BELIEVE others as bad as themselves; them IH no deceiving them, nor do they long ucccivo.—La Bruycrc. THEY ARE VOTING. A H THIS NUMBER of the Altoona ^ *• Mirror goes to pi-ess tho cltl/.ens of Pennsylvania are coming toward the close of another political campaign. Some are very much Inter- '•Hlcd—especially the aspirants and Iholr friends- others hnvo scarcely realised Hint n political campaigns Is coming to Its close. Generally speaking, very little Inturiml hns been manl- jeslcd. Citizens who have voted or who are about to vote deserve credit for the public spirit they have displayed. This is true, ajso, of those who have n*t 'd yet deposited their ballots but who purpose in their hearts to do HO before the, polls close. Probably nothing can be done concerning the laggards and absentees but lo remancl them to their own reflections. In almost every instance It does not require that one shall be a prophet or the descendant of a prophet to foretell the result. We mean so far as our country and the state at large aru SHIFTING OI'TI.OOKS. AST WEEK THE TARIFF sltua- ! I J lion seemed hopelessly bninud- Idlcd. The .senate was controlled by a j combination of Democrats and Inde' pendent Republicans who were able to command n majority of the body and I to defeat nil the efforts of the regu- jliirs to enact a tariff bill framed In accordance with the. Ideas of the regular Republican organization. This week started out with certain statements from the standpoint of the combination of Democrats and independents. We lire told that, the uproar in the Semite Is about at an end nnd Hint the .senate will pass a meas- • ure before the week ends which will inee.t nil the jflst requirements of the situation and give the farmer as well as the manufacturer the benelit of a reasonable protection from foreign competition. Soim; observers do not share the confidence of the correspondent who fathered the press dispatches. They suspect that any bill enacted by a combination of Democrats and Independent voters would be scrutinized with considerable suspicion by the regulars as well as by the president. While they might not be able to muster a sufficient number of votes to prevent the triumph of the nllled opposition they would probably anticipate a veto message from the White House. The puzzle Is to reconcile the conflicting interests of the manufacturer and the farmer. The former wishes to prevent alien competition by the imposition of a HiibMtantlal tariff on foreign-Hindu products. The latter wish™ to get the highest price for his products. This yenr the difficulties of the situation lire Increased by the harvesting of an unusually large crop of grain. Apparently we are producing too much wheat on our many farms. One thing seems reasonable and beyond successful refutation: If |t Is the duty of congress to enact a tariff for the purpose of increasing the receipts of home manufacturers It Is no loss such a duty to provide for the protection of the farmer. This means that the consumer must bo prepared to pay a .substantial bonus to the farmer, just as he is required to pay such a bonus to the manufacturer. It appears that the consumer Is doomed to pay In any event. .uylvnnla (lint it was necessary to restock with animals from other states, and n totnl of about 700 deer was brought In from Michigan, Maine, Ver- North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio. The bringing in of these animals did not of Knelt save our deer herd, hut it gave us a more extensive breeding ntor.lt and also Infused our herd with new blood. Most of these introduced imimals were from Miclu- Imnl to Its ancestral rn. -c. Ucpp away from hlm lls fnr nM possible when thn clouds hang heavy and gloom prevails. My friend admits that he. should possess a more equitable temperament, but I have never noticed that he made any special effort to overcome the tendency^ to sourness of disposition on unfavorable days. He is apt to put the blame upon his mother. He declares that She was very much the slave of moods. One day she might be as lively as a cricket; the next day she was so moody and short-tempered as to be far from pleasantly companionable. One might think that a person who has suffered as much as my friend has from moodlness in others would make a special effort to keep from falling into the same disagreeable fault, but he does nothing of the sorj:. When I was a half grown lad we had a neighbor who was the mother of a very small lad whom she called her "Little Sunbeam." It was a very appropriate name. . It fitted the small chap's disposition admirably, because he was almost always the .very picture of good nature and a. contented spirit. Even on the darkest and most dismal day of the year he was generally smiling when one looked at him. He was quite certain to beam in a truly delightful manner whenever his mother approached. Strangely enough, that plea,sant-countenanced baby failed to carry out the promise of his childhood and grew into a rather melancholy man. "I suppose," exclaimed the Octogenarian, "that men and women must grow up like other living things, large and small; must develop a prodlgous gun where the white-tailed deer is larger, hardier, nnd grayer in color than the form found in the southern part of our state and to the southward. When the board noticed that the deer kill was gradually increasing from year to year, they determined to protect as mnny of the animals as they could. The deer season In 1907 extended from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1; and from 1907 lo 190!) legnl deer were those with visible millers. In 1909, the word- Ing of the law was changed somewhat nnd legnl deer were characterized as those with horns visible above the hair. In 1913, the season was declared from Nov. 10 to 25, nnd the law protected nil deer save males with horns two Inches above the hair. Since 1915, the legal deer season has been from Dec. 1 lo 15, It being believed that the breeding season among this animals Is well over before the first, of December. In 1921, the regular deer senson was the same as previously, but nil deer were protected save males with antlers four inches above the Hlttill. In 11123, legal deer were mules with antlers six inches or more In length, and from 1925 to 1928, only male deer having two points to the nntler were considered legal. In spile of the fact that through this restricting of killing to bucks of a certain group, a larger portion of the deer herd received protection, nevertheless the kill of bucks constantly increased. The total kill In 1907 was not very large, not over 300 animals being token. In 1914, only seven years later, 1.102 bucks were taken. In 1917, on total of 1,725 animals was taken; In 1920, 3,300;' In 1924, 7,778, and so on, the. kill during latter years virtually doubling itself each biennium. Since bucks were legal, the board were Interested chiefly In producing a large buck population and in popularizing buck hunting. Comparatively little attention was paid to the does because they were obvlouslv holding their own pnd producing gratifylngly large numbers of fawns. When, about 1920, the iKinrd begun to hear rumors of considerable damage to crops and .orchards, however, they suddenly realized that the deer herd, the doe herd. In particular, was reaching vast proportions. Some authorities assert that, the average, life of a deer In a relatively Ideal habitat la twenty years. By some students It Is believed that a doe will produce fawns each year for about sixteen years .of her life. amount variety versatility, a wonderful character as they go POETRY VKTKHAN WKSTIIHOOK. i THE NEWS COLUMNS of the Altoona Mirror narrated last Saturday afternoon, that well known concerned. Our political alignment in vulernn, Colonel Robert S. Westbrook, this county and state Is HO decidedly one-aided that the success of a minority or an Independent candidate Is almost an Impossibility. And yet there are times when the seemingly Impossible docs happen. I THK INKV1TAHUO. N SPITE OF. THE oxhortatloiiH of the nowspiipers and the warnings Issued from various sources, several Pennsylvanlans have died since tlio hunting season opened. Others escaped with their lives but weru the victims of more or less serious nccldcnt. And other casualties will follow. Not only In the hunting Held, but in ovury section of thn country fatalities of one sort or another are occuring uvery duy. To the citizen who continues to exercise caution and carefulness the indifference und the recklessness of his fellow beings seem amazing. But he's helpless. Wo Imagine that American parents of the passing generations owe an imperative duty lo their dcHcendunls. They should teach the younger members of the family to enshrine in their hearts the spirit of caution, to the und that they may be helpful in the work of increasing the forcthoughl and hns just been celebatlng. unolher'blrth- dny. He has had nn unusual number of them and Is still reasonably lively and very much Interested In the progress of events. So far as years go, Colonel Westbrook has completed 80 of them und is making u good start toward the completion of the new one upon which ho hns just entered. Some of those yean) have been exclling enough, especially those which ho spent In the Union army battling against the HUCCCRH of thn secession movement. The Altoonn Mirror joins th« many friends am' admirers of Colonel Westbrook In this clly and tlm regions round about In extending to that gen- llemun Us good wishes upon tills splendid occasion and In hoping that lie may round out an even century before he goes hencu. T .H;.sririAiti,i; HKEE NEWSPAPER men in the city of Washington are fuclng prison terniH because they refused ,to divulge the names of certain persons who hud furnished them with information In connection with some bootlegging enterprises. They hud given their word of honor to their Informants that the facts given should be considered confidential und their names kept secret. WHAT OTHERS SAY .,,. "".• Tim Jury System. With every convention of lawyers, and from almost every bench In the country, the public Is treated to a discussion- of the need of "jury reform." So Ineffective, however, hns been the effort to secure It by mere wordy declarations that some heedless publicists have advocated the abolishment of the system altogether. Like most of the things that afflict, society,. the abuse of the system Is the direct result of a lack of united and coopera- live effort on the part of official and lay leaders in impressing the people by the presentation of a plan of reform thnt will meet their necessities. Tho jury system Is all right and Itri principle Is so (Irmly fixed In the minds of the people, as the best guarantee of justice and protection to them In their rights and privileges, that any attempt to substitute any other method of applying the laws— especially in criminal cases—would he resented and would create conditions worse even than they are now. But thqro is no reason why laws may not be passed that will eliminate the worst features of the present method of selecting and Installing Jurymen. AH bus been often declared and rarely denied, it Is next to Impossible to secure men of intelligence, of open minds and of unselfishness for Jury service. Therein Is, perhnri.s, tin; prime reason why justice so often falls In the courts of law. Lawyers are largely, If not altogether, responsible , for the most offensive failures of the system. With a bad case on their hands, they do not want intelligent and open-minded jurymen; rather do they prefer the opposite the thoughttulness of the coming men iVrhups these young 1 men made a uVd women. ! m i. s iake when they agreed to shield [ llit-ir informants. Nevertheless, there Is but one honorable course open to them unless lln-ir informants come forward voluntarily and absolve them from their promise. ,11 may be hard for Ihe scrub lo bit on the sidelines, but he might console him.sfir will) the thought tliul the regulars gel all the breaks. viIH.NU rou CONVIC-TS. A MONG THE INTERESTING bits of news appearing in the public, prints on the llrst day of the week the Altoona Mirror notes with commendation the statement of William D, Mitchell, attorney general of the United States, in which plans for the construction of u new and urgently needed federal prison are outlined. This proposition should receive tin- kind; and, under the laws as now obtaining, they can generally secure a panel they can count upon to defeat the ends of justice. Technicalities and legnl complexities are moro to blame for the failure, of juries to do justice in many instances, therefore, limn the quality of their personnel.— Tho Chattanooga Times. through this more or less beautiful world. Those whose disposition is naturally tranquil and pleasant, so that it ta.kes a succession of misfortunes to develop even a slight change. In their outward appearance or in their conduct, are usually great favorites with friends and neighbors and prove attractive to the passing stranger. You know we can make a deep impression upon all who see us, even though -v^e never open our mouths to say a single word." Last Sunday our preacher explained and enforced the prohibition policy. The. Bulletin distributed to the worshipers and other attendants contained an impressive statement from a wife and mother. She signed her name, like the brave woman that she is. All her children are now in school and her husband is working steadily and bringing home his pay envelope, Its contents Intact. Formerly the oldest boy was compelled to work all the year around to eke out a precarious living for the family. That is one result of the enforcement of the prohibitory amendment and the laws made In pursuance thereof. But there are many similar ones. • The Individual who does not own an au'tomobile and who couldn't drive one even rif he had it, is becoming more and more out of date. The motor car has .become a wonderful institution and a great convenience. It is especially serviceable in social, religious, political and practically every other form of social life. The careless individual is often helped out by the generosity of his neighbors or friends. But there are other occasions when he is. compelled to deprive himself of much pleasure because he is out of date, and quite certain to becQme increasingly so as the years fly by. That fact Is growing very apparent. "Do you realize?" inquired the Timid Person, "how easy it is for one to become Increasingly lonesome and un- liappy as the days and the weeks fly I have a notion that self-consciousness is one of the most terrible obstacles to happiness In the world. Probably there Is no moro asinine Individual in the world than the fellow who carries his self-consciousness about with him seven days in the week and every hour, almost of each day. His timidity makes him self-conscious and self-consciousness converts him Into a very wretched specimen of the genus homo. I am acquainted with a few victims of this distressing seizure und pity them." ^» - • "Well," Interposed the Cynic, "it is not a bad sign in an infant or a small child to exhibit timidity or to be manifestly ill at ease and reticent in the presence of persons with whom they are but slightly acquainted or for whom they cherish much respect, but I' is u somewhat surprising manifestation ill one who has begun descending the, other side of the hill of human llfo, as you hinted at the other day But I presume such cases are abso lutely hopeless. If your friend who has passed four score Is still dominate( by timidity and self-consciousness, '. nm afraid his case is a chronic one By OHACte K. A S A RULE, the' spirit of poesy is - supposed to be busiest in the spring of the year. Perhaps It has been the glorious autumn beauty this year that has inspired the Juniata poet to compose the series of rhymes which I have been passing on through' this column. In the following poem on "The Joy Spots of Blair," the author has missed his usual smooth happy flowing of meter; but in spite of that lack every loyal citizen of Little Blair will echo the patriotism and the truth that breathes in every line of the poem, So, though the rythm is a little faulty, the sentiment of the poem will be appreciated. For, in fact, we are rich in beautiful and inspiring scenery, dwelling as we do among the mountains. The Joy Spots of Blair. "We read of Inspiring scenic display that Nature imparted to lands far away, The descriptions are such they confound us. We ponder and long to go to them, in our mind's eye we constantly view them, Till we're blind to the scenes which surround us. The cataracts, rivers and mountains, the streams, -crystal lakes and bright fountains, The grandeur enchanting to be found only there; The magnjHcent picture Invites us, the thought of this beauty excites us, So we forget ..o consider the joy spots of Blair. If a real scenic trip you are planning, . you should not overlook our Kittanning, And the Pennsy's famed Horseshoe curve, With its triple lakes cool there reposing, at the foot of the mountain imposing, As their majestic slopes we observe. Or up there to old Wopsononock, where the bracing air is real tonic, You should choodje a day sunny and fair; Take a look o'er the country surrounding, and I'm sure that your praises resounding, Will boost greatly the joy spots of Blair. Or, if you would try your car's mettle, then take a drive out through the Kettle, And inhale the exhilarating ozone. A. trip up the mountain to Cresson embraces a. real nature lesson, Or through Sinking Valley, down to Tyrone; Arch Springs, .Chimney Rocks and the Schweltz, are places of joys and delights, Inspection will banish dull care, Nowhere is the foliage fairer, or Nature's flne charms any rarer Than are found in the joy spots of Blair." Mr. Wilt tells me that, when he was a pupil at the Eldorado school he planted a maple tree on the west side of the school gate, and that his next composition will be on that tree. To prove, that spring is not' the only season for the* writing of poetry, let me offer a poem received In yesterday's mail from a friend who very shyly wishes to withhold his- Identity from the public. I have presented several very flne and beautiful poems from his hand in the past ; but always with the understanding that the author Is to remain anonymous. He modestly disclaims any merit to his poetry, and says that, should the day arrive when he feels one of his sonnets worthy he will be bold enough to claim it as his own. But I consider the following, written by him on the theme of Armistice Day, a very worthy poem: Armistice Day. "The world was sad, with hate aflame, But the heart of woman was torn; Recent A f'oiiipiirlson. scenes on the .stock ex- rlmngH wi'i'e compared to a football scrimmage, Ono difference is that spi.'culiitors, unlike football roaches, often full to make ends meet.—Chicago News. • • * Mellon in),'• Mellowing a little with .uollnl has given up Uge, Mus- Hcverul cabinet scuts, and had a political rival sei tenced to only thirty .years in prison, --Detroit News. The tariff is 11 theory on which both Instant and enthusiastic support of ] Democrats a nil Republicans are always every congressman who realizes the I positively wrung and absolutely right. conditions by which tho federal government is confronted at the present lime. According to the evidence presented oy philanthropists and prison keepers, almost all the country's prisons are | overcrowded The federal government j should not permit existing conditions to remain, su fur as the prisons under A public spirited citizen is anyone who writes to the paper criticizing the jury system. MIRRORGRAMS 23 YEARS AGO TODAY from Tho Mirror l-'lleh Loiiisii. wifu of David Lingenfelter. died ut her home in Eusl Loop, uged 49. Mrs. Elizabeth Delozier, uged 48, died at her home ut 14,'iO Fourth avenue. Miss Blanche V. Miller, aged 17, died ut her home at 925',-j Sixteenth street. Alexunder W. Irvln invented an apparatus for opening and shutting the lire doors of locomotives, operated either by steam or air. Colonel Robert S. Westbrook was Truth is the most important thing in i tendered it surprise by his army com- We may sympathize with him, that's about all." bu In the measured tread of a million men The woman's fear was born. "The jests of camp kept ghosts away, Which she must face alone; The battle's thrill could not dispel The chambered woman's moan. "Man brought her Dead ln { his flag- decked box, But his praise stayed not her tear; He moved ahead where action cheered, She turned to her yester year. "Now the world's at peace and man Is glad, The woman suchles'a son; While man plans much for wars to be, She-trusts in the peace she's won.' WIDKK 1'AVIOD HIGHWAYS. (Pottsvllle Republican.) It seems to be taken for granted In every direction that road activities within the coming year will very largely go toward increasing the width of the present highways in order to SWEETHEARTS ON PARADE! v ou X pi REFLECTIONS By THE KEFEKKE. OFTEN hear It said that our public, schools nowadays 'are spending too much time on "fads and frills" of education, and are neglecting t'o give their pupils a thorough grounding in the solid fundamentals of elementary knowledge. Dr. Carleton H, Mann of Asheville, N. C., recently took time to look into the matter. He reports that the modern schools, far from neglecting the essentials, are actually 'devoting much more time to instruction in the "three R's" than schools of the old days ever did. Pupils in the prese'nt era, he says, get twice as many hours of instruction in the "three R's" as the pupils of 1866, and .four times as much as the pupils of 1826. If we are giving them educational features that their grandfathers did not get, we are also giving them a much better grounding in the elementals. Every literary magazine and every newspaper column of, literary criticism and gossip remarks quite frequently that the country is fairly being deluged with aTlood of new books. One gathers that more books are being printed in America than ever before. Statistics, however, prove the contrary tb be true. As long ago as 1910 there were 13,470 different books published In this country. In 1928, when we were supposed to have many more authors and publishing houses, the total had fallen to 10,345. Furthermore, fiction Itself shows a falling off. Away back in 1901 there were 2,234 different novels published in America. Last year there were only 1,809. Apparently we're not being flooded with literature as, much as we have supposed. LIONS OUST GOLFERS. (London Opinion.) Lions recently appeared on a golC course in East Africa. The wives of the players were astounded when their husbands arrived home before dark. CHANGED ABOUND. (Worcester Telegram.) It used to be silent films-• and talk- Ing audiences, and now it's talking films and silent audiences. overcome that has •the dangerous resulted frqm growth of the automobile. congestion the rapid Our people here in the county are talking in an off hand matter of fact way of what will be necessary here and there when ten more feet is added to the width of the roads; In view of these conditions it seems like a waste of >money to go ahead with new road construction work on thu old style narrow highways which give little more room than is absolutely necessary for two vehicles to operate. The name of Henry Ward Beechcr used to be very familiar to all English speaking people. He ceased from among men a great many years ago but Is still remembered by the old timers. Here is a story that was flrs published during his lifetime but whicl some of our readers may inot have heard: During one of his vacation trips Mr. Beecher visited a rural church on a. certain Sunday. He was somewhat startled and then amused to recognize one of Ills own sermons. Approaching the preacher at the close of the service, he asked: "Hoyv Long did it take you to write that sermon?" "Oh, a mutter of a day or so," was the icply. "Well," B.-iid Mr. Beecher, "it took mu three weeks." TO H. S. life. After making good you must muke \ e< l cane, your good better. its immediate control are concerned. It has a large surplus in ils treasury and can well afford Ihe oulluy demanded bv Ihe siluallon. As large bodies usually move very slowly, congress wight lake a few hours off from the tariff discussion to act humanely, j nul develop your latent talent. The ulliinale purpose for which | — prisons have been construcleU is the , ''""'I *>•• lo ° free l " b , la "" ; l " u """;'' " 'lelluw. He may not huve us much protection of society and of, the in- j llt , )lt ou tlu , su hj e ct us you have, but compoHiug it, tu well 'us th« hu may have inoru. rades and friends on his 03rd birth- I day. They presented him a. gold head- Muyor S. H. Walker estimated that j $liOO.OOO was expended in laying new You do not win blue ribbons by glv- i sidewalks in the city during' the two ing wuy to lits of blues. if you nuvtT exert yourself you preceding summers. The total was 91,043 feet or nineteen miles. Frederick Scheflield. uged 02, who (.served us a member of cily &nd us city treasurer. 1891) |(ns killed when he fell d. •- n th kill-way -'il the Turner hall. )'i;,'hth |eiiiie niui Fifteenth street. He was of Germany. QUOTATIONS ' "The war did more than wipe out many line young men. II nearly wiped out real femininity as well."—Jane Cowl. "A library should be a place into which you can be flung at any time and you will find your pasturage." — Stanley Baldwin. "The habit of regarding population increase in the light of reason will be the best possible basis for an upward movement, if thut should ever be socially desirable."— Henry Pratt Fuirchild. "If parents are lo lurn over the entire training of their children to councils | school teachers and to abdicate their to 1905, I own just authority und responsibility, ' we are faced with u situation which, to spe;*.fi mildly, is ularming." — Nicho- .o spe;*.k mildly, is u.s Murray I-utler, university. president of Colum- ANNIVERSARIES UIWPOWDEK PLOT FAILS. The gunpowder plot, a project for destroying the kings, lords and commons at the opening of parliament in London, fulled on Nov. 5, 1605. Disappointed and angered by the persecution of Calhollcs by King James I, a few of Ihe Catholics banded together to overthrow the government und establish one of their own. The originator of the plot was Robert Cutesby, but it was a soldier of fortune, Guy Fawkes, who was selected to set lire to a hogshead and 38 barrels of gunpowder which had been placed in a cellar under the house of lords. . Members of parliament learned of the plot and Fawkes was arrested on the morning, as he came from the cellar dressed for traveling. , Examined under. torlure, Fawkes confessed his own guill and revealed the names of his associates. Nearly all of them were killed on being arrested or died with Fawkes on the scaffold. Far from remedying the oppression of Roman Catholics, the plotters greatly increased their miseries. RIPPLING RHYMES w In Our Church. By WALT MASON. E WEARIED OF OUR former pastor, who was a tiresome sort of man, and didn't seem to ,be the master; of any modern, helpful plan. He talked too much of ancient doings, too much of Jonah and -the whale, and we remarked,, with sad beshrewings, that all his themes were old a.nd stale. He'd preach about the Ark with vigor, WALL STREET RIDDLES *. By BBUCK CATION. T HE CURRENT ANTICS of the stock market are puzzling enough, heaven knbws; but they are not hall so puzzling as some of the comments that have been made by our financial and Industrial overlords. There seems to be a feeling of relief that the small investor Is being removed from the scene. It Is being said, almost with an air of rejoicing, that this small investor has been of Daniel in the lion's den; "We want forced out. The little fellow, evidently, MIURATIOX. iSiillna Jourual.) • When the airplane becomes more popular and cheaper, and safer, what will there be to prevent people, like the birds, migrating with the seasons? I'f TO FATHER. (New York Evening Post.) This i.i the time of yeur many a father has to buckle down und start working his son's way through college. . THAT BODY_OF YOURS By JAMES W. BAUTON, M. D. O NE OF THE DIFFICULT positions that faces a physician is to tell whether or not a,patient con> plaining of headache is really suffering. As you know in ailments of heart, lung, kidney, skin, liver and so forth', there are 'objective' symptoms, which the physician readily recognizes, but when it is a 'headache, 1 It is a different matter. If there Is a temperature, increased or decreased pulse, or if there is a constant contraction pf 'the face muscles, the headache is usually genuine. If there is increased pain or pressure over the special nerves of the face or skull. Headache from hysteria usually follows the centre line at top of head. ' If there Is a swelling of the eyelids, it may be a kidney condition causing the headache. If pain Is toward the back of the head near ear, there may be an ear condition. With any real brain ailment there is a change in the individual's manner. He may become 'stupid, excitable, con', fused, have difficulty Unding words, loss of memory and so forth. Sometimes changes of character such us fits of brutality, neglect of duty, smiling without reason. True melancholia-la usually recognized by the physician. Prof. S. Erben, Vienna;, tells us that where the psysiciun can't find any objective symptoms, the patient looks well and goes about his work, but complains all the time of headache, he should be suspected of 'malingering,' lhat is 'feigning' or 'faking. 1 This is especially true if he refuses to do anything to help 'cure' the headache. Dr. Erben suggests thai the physician should prescribe tablets which will give a distinctive color to the urine und thus he can see whether the patienl is' taking the medicine, and thus trying to help himself. As you know most real headaches are due to overuse of the eyes, or to some digestive disturbance with gas formation, usually a sluggish liver, and constipation. 1 have spoken before about the out sided headache, migraine. This is thought to be due to overwork, mental or physical, which interferes with the liver's ability \o cleanse the blood. Don't be satisfied to have frequent headaches; there is always a cause and you should help your physician to discover lhal cause. Headaches unlit you for the duties and pleasures of life. a man with vision bigger," we said, "who'll stir the souls of. men. We care no hoot for bygone ages, although their records are sublime ;i the pastor who would earn his wages must come down to the present time." And so we fired this quiet preacher, whose sermons had no force or weight, and we. engaged the Reverend Screecher, a' pastor strictly up to date. He'had a voice that shakes the ceiling, a voice tremendous, loud and deep, and when on Sunday he is spieling a fellow has no chance to sleep. Our village is a nest of sinners, the -worst, he says, of modern town, and'few of' us will turn, out winners when we apply for harps and crowns. He^ takes a. hand in every wrangle that- majrV^'disiurb 'our little grad, and keeps our throbbing.,nerves a-jangle, accusing us of action bad. He roasts our grils for. wearing dresses much shorter than their mothers 1 togs, and in his anger he confesses our boys are going to the dogs. He says our schools are full of scholars who carry flasks of rye and gin, their fathers chase for tainted dollars and wallow in the sloughs of sin. He has our village all up-ended; there's hatred now on every hand, and we agree it will be splendid when we can have him safely canned. We're yearning for the former pastor, we'd like to see him back again, to preach about the gentle Master, and Daniel in the lion's den, (Copyright, 11*29, George M. Adams.) IN HUMOROUS VEIN Bobby (reading aloud)—" 'John 'appeared presently in immaculate evening dress.' What does imiracula'te mean?" Eight-year-old Sister—"No gravy spots on it.'—Capper's Weekly, __ , Banker—"You say a lot of people would like to see you marry my daughter?" Sheik—"Why, yes, sir; a lot of them," Banker—"Your creditors, I presume?"— Pathfinder. Bill—"Will you marry me?" Lil—"I don't know, I'll let you know Sunday." Bill—"I'm sorry, but I'm invited over to Helen's for dinner Sunday!"— The Pathfinder. Wifey—"Dear, please do take off that shabby suit. You don't know who may call." Hubby—"Who's likely to call this morning, anyway?" Wifey—"Weli—er—the truth is there's a man calling-who offered $3 for it."—Capper's Weekly. TOO WISE TO ADMIT IT. (Kansas City Star.) Women, simply don't wear old silk stockings. At any rate, we never heard of a woman tearing a silk stocking that wasn't brand new. ABE MARTIN If Mrs. Gann wears her skirts like most prominent ladies mebbe it would be jest as well if she stood up. "Put him back in the crowd," said Judge Pusey this mornin', in remittin' the jail sentence o' Bootlegger Ika Lark. y. owe Co.) was guilty of .many peculiar sins. . One high commentator says that th« market got out of kilter in the first place'because the small investor persisted in putting in his money. He came in in swarms, into the sacred precincts of Wall Street, where only the mighty are supposed to tread; and the flood of money that be brought— for there were many of him—sent prices away up where they should not have been. ' Another blames the small .investor In another way. After buying beyond : 'all reason, he says, the small investor suddenly stopped buying—and, at'that moment, the bottom began to'fall out of things. It was reprehensible for the little fellow to start, end it was reprehensible for him to stop. He caused' trouble both ways. ' : ; ' Quite beyond all of that, however, there remains that strange, but quite evident, feeling of relief that the'-little fellow has at last gone out. One gathers, listening to these high pronouncements, that it is quite proper for a millionaire to buy 1,000 shares of U. S. Steel and quite dreadful for., a shoe salesman to buy 50. When the big fellow does It he is Investing, he Is helping to maintain the easy flow of credit and financial support that sustain our prosperity, he is Indulging in esoteric and 'praiseworthy financial manipulations proper to his class; but when the small investor does it he is, gambling, and his actlvitiea hurt the market, discommode business and lower the moral tone of the nation. This sort .of thing is harder to understand than the stock market crash itself. It is only typical, however, of the fuzzy way in which our mental processes always seem to work where Wall Street is involved. . Probably it is just aa well, all around, that the joy-ride has ended. It was spreading an unhealthy atmosphere throughout the land. The old lure of something-for-nothlng was abroad, potent and irresistible. People wanted to get rich, not by hard work, but by luck; and the great gamblers who took big fortunes • out of Wall Street were not looked upon for what theylwere, but'were considered Indus- trialmnd financial leaders. Probably it will be a long time before the immediate causes of the crash are agreed upon, Meanwhile, we wish that the financial world's big-wigs would stop being so . sanctimonious about the crimes of the small investor. A few months ago they were welcoming . the small investor with brass bands. Now, with their eyes 'on heaven, they are telling hlml that he should have stayed home and practiced sober thrift, Gambling, apparently, is a. sin unless you have a million dollars. CURRENmMMENTS Secretary of Agriculture Hyde owns three^ farms, but, with his salary check to make out.—Chattanooga is able News. Possibly nothing- has stunned the senate in years like the discovery that the new farm board hasn't run through its funds in three months.— Detroit News. The Washington jury that convicted Fall ought to tour the - country. It would revive the people's faith in justice to see that illustrious panel.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Some of the big mergers or "absorptions" appear to effect economy by increasing .the price of their commodities.—Charleston Daily Mail. Mexico City reports that 'President Fortes Gil is organizing the country to observe a "dry day." Now there's a plan that mijfht be tried elsewhere, occasionally.—Saginaw Daily News. Woman may be inferior to man in some respects, but it's a safe bet that she will never waste two dollars 1 worth of shotgun shells to get a thirty- live cent rabbit.—Louisville Times. It is. announced that Ambassador Dawes will attend the disarmament conference, probably to preside officially over the pipe of peace and the cussing.—Ann Arbor Daily News. figured out the with its club- The fellow who Maine golf course bouse just over the Canadian linsl deserves a job as chief counsel for some of these new trusts reported in process of fwrnaUon.— Courier-Journal. V ./ll

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