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If. AttfOONA. MIRROR—THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ?. .1920 Bltoona flfMrror. Eslnhllsntd June 13. 1874. Hurry »ici> I nnndrr,' MlltUOli 1'ltl.STIM) COMI'A.NV. I'lihll.sliPM, MJHKOJt UUILIJ1NO, 1000-1002 Orccn AVC., Altoorm. I'a. PAN1KL N. SLKI- II. L. JOHNSTON CITY SUBSCRIPTION KATKS: copy . '2 contfl merely perfunctory manner. There j has been much sincerity, much gcnu- ; Inencss about succeeding Incidents. The two great nations are getting nearer and nearer. '. Of course we have only gone a little wiiy in the direction of permanent agreement to outlaw wnr, so far as fresldent | these two rtrong nations are concerned. Mnn.iglng Eclltoi j m it, generally speaking, It IH the llrst ntep that Is most difficult. In this In' . , , ' Mlnnc ' lnnl """P """" b "°" laken al " TIMELY TOPICS r|-l!IK PRESENT-DAY STATUS of JL the match as compared to its IIP west competitor, the pocket clgar- lijrhter, Is the subject of an interesting story, . prepared by William Ivy, Consolidated Prpss writer In Paris, ;i>' follows: "Suppose the pocket cigar-lighter hinl been Invented before matches, and that years later somebody came for- month (nnyaiilo monthly) 50 cent* | ready rim! succeeding ndvaiices In the j Wlirr | w j t j, j nn ) flcn o f sticking n, lit MAIL SL'HSCKH'TION RATUS: dlrectioi' should be much easier, i tie knob of fulminating substance on One nionlh (In nflvance) Si:*- months (!n fulvjinro) OIK: year (In nflvanrr 1 ) .. 0(1 S.'i.M TKLEPHONER: Bull Phone 7171. Tfifi AUnnrtn Mirror jfl n tnpintit't ot iti* 1 Audit Buri'iiu nl rirculntlon and the Amcrl- ran Nowspnpor Ciihllphrrs' AKHoclntlon nnrl Pennsylvania Npw.qpaper Published' ASHO chit Ion. , It would b;' a feather In their cups If | the United States mid Grenl Britain S7.no , s | im ,i r | rench an agreement making fill 'end of (ill war between them. : True, Great Brltiiin and the United Siiilcs are for from constituting the .whole world. But they are very im- Ihe •mi of a, sliver of wood and selling n whole box Of these for n penny ', '/Ire-sticks' I tlii.s morning—whether the idea. new I cannot tell, present agreed that But everybody the ingenious The Altnona Mlmir nwsiimffl no financial responsibility for i>|innraphl(:nl errors In nd jportanl section* of it, nnd should have a decisive Influence In making an end of trouble. And if it becomes apparent | Unit they have forgotten nothing cssentiiil and have tnl<en liny Important steps In the right direction, It will <, we. suspect, until i other nations will he found endoavor- biii will ri'iirlnt that imrt ot an udvertlwncnt In which the typoKrtiphlciil error occurs. ArivrrttM-rs will plr-ane notify i not be very the mammi.'tnf nt lmim><llntely of any errni I which m.iy occur ling to imitate their pacific example. <.-,„.*...,, „.. n econcl clasg mutter at Altoonn , . ! Universal nm' permanent jicace is pfiatofTIcc. SUSTAINING MEHBEft, NATIONAL Wf^EDITORlAL 1029 Jjivlp^ 1929 ASSOCIATION ^apidly becoming the aspiration of the jpiitirc civill/.ed world. This great | blessing is still to be realized, but It i Is coming nearer and nearer with each passing day. AVKRAfJK DAILY I'AID CIRCULATION DDKIMi OCTOIIKK. 28,987 THURSDAY, NOVKMHKIl 7, 1»2». A TlIOlKIII't J''Oll TODAY. lint In every nation he that tciirclli lilin, mi<l wnrketh rlifhti'iMiHliCHs, IH accepted 'with him—Tim ActH 10:35. W E MUST not be afraid of neither poverty nor exile nor Imprisonment; of fear itself only should we be afraid.—-Kpietetim. AN EXPECTED RESULT. A LTHOUOH THIS WAS un "off" year and scarcely any excitement prevailed, either In this city or in the county, no surprises occurred; the result In every case had been anticipated by tho judgment of oh- 'Kervers. The vote was light, but both parties fell off In practically equal porportloiiH. -. As was anticipated, thn Republican qundldalcs were all successful by large ^ majorities, considering the total voto. They will enter office at the appointed time and wo anticipate suce.css and efficiency from them. There Is little reason to suspect that their Demo- o^atlc opponents were In any way sur. prised. ' Tho light vote seemed to be one of the Inevitables of the situation. Neither In the state nor tho county was there any great commotion at any time during the campaign. Some citizens forget entirely that an election was in progress. Others knew of It In a way, but It wau a very vague way and they vyere not concerned enough to pay a visit to the polls. There Is every reason to believe that the gentleman chosen to offleu this year will measure up to public expectation and discharge the varied duties of their respective positions with honesty, efficiency and fidelity. .NKXT YKAIt. LMOST AS" SOON AS THE votes of one election are computed und '; announced, citizens who are Interested ; in political affairs begin to turn their j thoughts toward the next election. Jn 191(0 Die probability is that considerable Interest will be manifested. For one thing, we shall have u. governor to elect as well us congressmen. The campaign just closed possessed little outward interest for anybody except the candidates and their Immediate friends. Already several gentlemen are being talked of In connection with the office of governor of our commonwealth. The office of lieutenant governor is likewise a position of considerable eminence. In view of the uncertainty of human affairs, there Is always the possibility of pvcnts which may place tho lieutenant governor In the governor's chair. Next year, too, the result not only In our slate but also throughout the Union may have a decisive in- fluenu.o upon the presidential election In 10II2. It is to be regretted that so few of the voters, comparatively speaking, were. Interested In the election which lias just been held. For the while minor offices are seldom considered of much importance., yet one realizes that there are always possibilities involved in every election that may develop in idents of tremendous significance. However, human nature Is a pretty pervasive thing. It likewise possesses a great deal of strength, much of which Is often developed and brought Into action at the most unexpected times. . THE SAUNTERER T .WAS ON THE MORNING of election day that the' Saunterer was approached by a friend who has been very much Interested In political affairs during a rather protracted life. "Well, sir," exclaimed the Old Gentleman, "this la perhaps the most extraordinary election day I have ever seen. From the time I reached the ngn of 21 down 1 to this year, I have never needed nny reminder of the ar- rlvnl of election day. But this morn- Ing I positively did not remember that voting, was going forward until a friend who had called at my home casually mentioned the fact that he i "This wns suggested In n conversn- must not forget to visit the polls be- 1 • - fore nightfall." The small kitten that sought shelter under our roof a couple of weeks ago Is very much at home by this time. Also it has grown considerably In divers ways and is quite plump. At the present moment it Is snuggling up to Tommy and certainly must bo trying his patience to the limit.. Still he engages In washing it thoroughly, from time to time, in spite of Its most strenuous efforts to recover Its freedom. The surprising thing to most observers is that Tommy retains his patience while the e'nterprlslng small animal is busy investigating every section of his anatomy. He Is certainly a very patient and long-suffering animal., The Saunterer is Intimately acquainted with a member of his own sex who seems to have been wrongly born. What I mean Is that he seems to have more feminine characteristics than iriasculine. That Is, 1f- I nm competent to judge as to the predominating character and tastes and Inclinations of the sex life. For one thing, he is very precise concerning his personal appearance, spending much of his time In washing his person and smoothing his •hair. He is 'likewise appreciative of kindness and seems to have little or no aggressiveness In his composition. The performance of that kitten recalled this individual. And if you saw that kitten's performance you would agree that Tommy's patience is practically limltlessA ' "I suppose the boys of today would be very restless and even quite unhappy if they were suddenly transported back Into the past of my boy- match would instantly drive pocket llghjtd'K ""I of the market, It might even be possible—considering them as n novelty—to sell them at a relatively high price. "The humble match, by the way, is fur from losing its grip on the affections of the public. Undoubtedly the lighter business has made serious inroads Into match profits, but the Swedish match trust which supplies the world with most of Its mntc.hes is still lolling up so much wealth thai it scarcely knows what to, do with II. It has just completed negotiations to lend $125,000,000 to the German government out of Its surplus funds. "Matches contlne to be a great source of revenue to the French government. Private selling of matches Is forbidden—no matches can ,be Imported Into France except by the government, nor ca.n any be manufactured here except In government shops. tails the matches at a scandalously hlgji price and pockets the profit. "The advent of the pocket lighter was a, blow at these profits, but the government tries to even things up a bit by putting a license tax on lighters. For 12 francs you get a little license plate soldered onto your lighter. Woe to the citizen who Is apprehended lighting his cigaret with an unstamped lighter! The rude agents nt the iisc impose heavy fines, and perhaps hard labor, for all I know. I have never been caught." WHAT OTHERS SAY The XltOI ona Mirror wishes them the amplest success. A MKUITKI) (JOMTUMKNT. A MONG THE INCIDENTS of the' recent election peculiarly gratifying to the citizens of Blair county was the triumphant reelection of Hon. Thomas J. Baldrigo to the position ho now occupies as one of the- judges of the superior court of this commonwealth. The county feels Itself highly honored In having such a competent citizen ns Judge I!iildrlg« us Its repre- MKKCIKUI, K1I/LINO. rjlHREE TIMES FRENCH JURIES JL have acquitted persons charged with murder because they deliberately administered lethal doses to friends whom they loved, but whose death they deliberately hastened in order to relieve hopeless Buffering. Yet the laws of France do not authorize private killings, no matter how benevolent the motive that leads to the killing. Considering how wickedness abounds, how much our imperfect humanity will often do for the sake of a little personal profit, it Is a wise provision of our laws which makes no exception In the liuys against murder. There are times when It would bo a positive mercy to terminate a friend's suffering, but the law wisely makes no exception. There are also times when those who stand by tho bedsUJe of a suffering friend feel that death would be a merciful deliverer. But the law makes no allowance for the exercise of that sort of mercy. And It would bo very un- wiso If It did so. It Is often supremo agony to witness the protruded suf- I'eVing of one's friends, • but there seems no proper way out of the difficulty, SKCTIONAl. UlSCOItl). EN WHOSE MEMORIES reach back to the years preceding the Civil war and who remember the sectional discord which preceded and M sentatlve on tho bench of the superior "vcnluully led to the Civil war do not court. As we have suggesled upon former occasions Judge Baldrige Is the worthy representative of a family long well known In Blair county and devoted as they have been to the welfare of thu feel easy when they perceive in tho day's news certain evidencs of a renewal of that danger today. In the city of Washington today the federal senate. Is deadlocked by bitter differences of view concerning the tar- people and the constant promotion of | iff Problem. Th« west and the east ure the best Interests of thn county and | <l"uiTellng over the tariff question. I Leaders of opposing factions have, practically deadlocked the senate. The upon the bench of the superior court j flirmcrs " f lhu wo '' it und thc s " utl > " re the commonwealth. He has rendered substantial service done in lean cun- combined against thu manu- as he .had already - —.. ~ ; splcjous positions. The linn vote re- , flu ' l ". 1 ' lll ^ r """rests of the east, calved In Blair county Is indicative more emphasizing sectionalism The P. K. U. and Safety. There can be nothing of more vital Interest to the Individual citizen than his protection from serious or fatal accident. Life Is precious. In* this day of high tension pressure, however, so is time. Thus all manner of wonderful devices, including the in- dlspensiblo railroads, have been made to meet tho rigorous demands of progress. These facilities, excellent though they be, have necessarily , involved some danger to the public. 'Lives have been lost, for instance, at grade crossings—many lives, but It is not always the fault of the railroad; a railroad Is an immense thing and no less enormous Is the task of directing the activities of such a thing so that each of it's many parts functions to the benefit of every one. The great Pennsylvania railroad has long been a pioneer in its readiness to adopt any practical method of safeguarding human life. The most recent and most striking example ot this is a new type crossing light that may be seen in Broad Street Station, Philadelphia. This machine certainly marks a great stride In this humane work. ... The perfection of this light Is chiefly Important for the reason \ that it accomplishes the removal of the human equation In providing safety for thn public. Previously, it was found necessary to employ watchmen for grade crossings. But watchmen are humifn beings and as such are subject to the common errors of man. They luck the precision of tho machine, which the Pennsylvania railroad has felt It must attain in the interests of general welfare. The light Is automatic. It works constantly, Is designed so It will never fail, but even if it-should fall, it Is made so that It will stop its warning blink but will continue to show red regardless of what [happens. This Is striking. What was apparently impossible, ,has been accomplished. A machine has been constructed so that it will continue to function even aftei Its mechanism has been broken. Not content with this, however, the Pennsylvania railroad has procoedec to educate the public In tho use of these lights and they have been Installed in the great terminals where tho hurrying throngs may see them and, become familiar >vith them. With the charge being made that tho machine age has fostered a disregard for life and the essential rights of "tho individual, it'Is heartening to bo able to point to so commendable a policy In such a vast organization.— Deleware Ledger. * * • Mr. Hiiovor Admonishes thn Senate. In urging the senate to complete in two more weeks its revision of tho pcmllnjj tariff bill President Hoover may have aroused that deliberate If not deliberative body to u realization that time, in a manner of speaking, (lies. Tho spokesmen of the demo- cratlc-lnsurgentifndependent coalition which just now dominates the senate insist, however, that it will be Impossible to comply. with the president's request. Some of them add that Mr. Hoover while ho was about It might have told the senate just what sort of tariff bill he \vunlcd to have passed and Hunt to conference. Tho latter suggestion Is, of course, absurd. AH Mr. Hoover said In his tactful statement, it was Impossible for him to recommend specific rates In hundreds or thousands of instances. He hud proposed a test and a principle. That was all |ie was in a position to do. The senators who are responsible for the status of the tariff bill probably know that their criticisms of thn Hoo- hood, three-quarters ago," exclaimed the And then he went on. of a century Octogenarian. "Sure, I have little difficulty in looking back across the years to 1854, although I do not recall many personal , experiences of those days. One thing I remember was the sudden prevalence of Know Nothingism. It was the forerunner of the Ku Klux Klan. I remember "BIRDS' hearing a man whom I knew very well speaking to his wife about the Know Nothings and saying that their chief password was: 'Have you seen Sam?' " "Of course," went on the Octogenarian, "I think that man was merely joking with his better half. If he was a member of the organlza"- tlno, which I have always doubted, lie would scarcely have given away any of Its secrets, even to his wife, and especially in .presence of a 9- year-old lad who had very sharp ears and a remarkably retentive memory. Biit I do know that the Know Nothing party was very much in evidence in the year 1854. I also remember that the Whig candidate for governor and the Democratic nominee for canal commissioner were elected by large majorities. The secret of this unusual result was that both successful men were Know Nothings. "But Know Nothingism was very much like one of those hasty summer showers, which come and go in a few minutes," continued the Octo- fty OKACfi JC. EBRiGHT. E OTHER day 1 heard two bird A stories, told by members of the same family, though each member of the family is Inclined to disbelieve what the reHt tell, about the canary birds that have been family pets. One of the birds, with a splendid record for singing, at the time of Us purchase, turned out to be a" musical "flop" after It was in the family. It lived atod ate heartily of its food, and seemingly enjoyed life— but it just wouldn't s^ng. Something in Its appearance and manner endeared it to the mistress of the house, and she grew quite attached to it, and never lost her faith that it would one day sing. The women folks of the household went away one day on a, journey. They left parting, instructions for the head of the house to feed and water the canary. And he promised to do o. But, not being used to having birds on his mind, he forgot ail about the little bird -for several days. Then, When he went to see after it, he found the hapless little creature , dead of starvation; : Conscience smitten, and armed with the dead bird, he visited the nearest bird stpre> and asked for a canary as nearly 'like the dead bird as, it was possible to secure. In this quest he was doubly fortunate. He not only secured a bird that was an identical replica of the first bird, but it was a singer, as well. . When the wife came back from her visit and entered the room where the caged bird hung, it burst into a Hood of ecstatic music. The wife, was/ overjoyed. ' "O, come hear 'my bird. He is so glad to see me back again that he is singing for joy," she told her family. The little songster continues to cheer and delight , t?.e family — but i not for a long time did the husband confess the actual occurrence— and when he did no one believed him. So there, you are. ' The other bird story is this. An aunt in this same home one day purchased a canary for a very trifling sum. It was supposed to sing — but it didn't! . She, too, was going aVay, shortly after the bird was purchased, and the family heard her say to the bird, before her departures "You had better learn to sing while. I am gone. For if you are not singing by the time I come back, I will take you for a long ride. You- will go right back to, where I got you." Well, after the aunt's departure, the family thought it would be a good joke to give' Clara's bird away and buy her a good sorigster, matching it in appearance. They 'did so, and when Clara returned, she .found the genarlan. Two years later the Know Nothings had adopted the name of the American party, but were still very strong. Blair county gave Fremont, the flrst Re'jv.ihllcan candidate for president, less 450 votes, , , while Flllmore, the American candidate, carried the county. But in the whole country he managed to secure only 8 electoral votes while Buchanan had 171 and Fremont 114. Events moved rapidly In those highly exciting days. Four years later Blair was a Republican county." "Some folks are thinking," continued the Octogenarian, "that the Republican party is coming rapidly toward the parting of the ways. They point to existing conditions in the senate of the United States and arc hinting rather than averring that the situation forebodes the rrtpld decline of the Republican organization and the formation of a new party, specially devoted to the forwarding of the particular interests of the south -and west. I don't like to think that such a situation confronts the 'nation, but there are signs; In the political heavens and voices in the air very suggestive of a radical change, In political alliances." "Oh, well," remarked the Cynic, "men may be immortal — I presume they are— but political parties are not, although I must confess that the old Democratic party, battered and badgered by fate, as It has been, is making a pretty fair stagger In that direction. During the Civil war and for a dozen years after, it scarcely had a name to live. Later on, however, it took on renewed vitality and is feeling so very youthful now that Jt really expects to win the next presidential election. Of course the growth of sentiment- throughout the south favorable to the new party project is likewise helping to embarrass the' Republicans, hut it may well give pause to southern Democrats, also." As the Saunterer Is neither a prophet nor the son pf a prophet, he feels ut liberty to maintain silence as between the varying views of present day political prophets. However, -he ventures the impression that whatever may befall parties or candidates the republic's safe. W. H. S. bird singing joyously. Now, she doubts their story. But so long as the birds are delightful songsSers, everyone is happy all around. Whether the birds are the originals who have suddenly decided to sing, or whether they are substitutions, it is hard to tell. You'd think, wouldn't you, that all canaries are alike, in appearance, habits, likes and dislikes, eating and play. But they are not. They are beautifully different, in that marvelous way in which nature produces no duplicates. One bird may be a stoic, and another nervous and excitable; one may be quite friendly, and another reserved and fearful. One may like this food and another something else. And some may. be affectionate and loving while others are cold and aloof. They are observant little creatures, and their bright black eyes take in all the'domestic occurrences. The advent of an apple or a head of lettuce to their radge of vision will start up a tremendous excitement until they are sharers of!the food. My mother was fond of canaries'. So -long 1 as she lived we usually had a bird, and sometimes two of them. Ben and Ned were contemporaries, and ho\v different they were. Ben was round «s,a ball of fluff, a friendly, affectionate, joyous fellow, while •Ned was thin and wiry, excitable, fearful and rather distant. On the days when , Ben was let out in the^house he made himself one of the family, inspecting every nook and crannjf, and coming back to his cage when he was weary of roaming; but Ned was timid and shy, and almost hysterical if a ' sudden noise or fluttering of a garment was heard. What fun it was to see them plunge into the tiny china • bathing dish, splashing water over everything as they took their Joyous morning plunge on the kitchen table. When Jane was a little tot of 3 she used to delight -us with this little rhyme, saying it entirely herself: , "My Auntie has a beauful bird, . She keeps it in a cage; It sings an' sings, wike anyfing, Wiko people's on de stage. 'Today my auntie goed to town, An' I left him out to see If he could fwy wike ozzer birds— Of course he pwomised me. ' 'At he would hones' true come back 'fore Aunty would get home;' But I'm fraid he's bwoked his pwomlse, Cause I'm waltin 1 here awone. 'I hope no puss cat gets him, In his pwetty coat of yeddo; But I'm gettln' awfu anxious 'Bout Uu- naughty wlttle feddo." of the public confidence In the Judge and of tho sentiments cherished by his 1 " 1 ' 1 ' '' lll ' uUn K a «lt"«tion full of in- immediate constituents. In this re-; l ' l| ' lc " 1 mem "'« f " r ""' future. Pa- sponsible position he will continue toj" io "' : •• l K*slutors und citizens should serve the commonwealth und to rellect j " 1H ''" l "'"Ke this tendency. They should j ver .statement are. unfair. The Impor- Thls Is a dangerous situation. It is | t;int "'ing lij for the senate to substitute nrtion for talk and thus to bring forth some evidence of .. real de- Mini to enact a tariff law.—Chicago I News. increasing county. honor upon hia native I sunk to reconcile dlU'ercucea instead uf j aKKru.vii.ilnu them. Modern poets do not receive justice, >OR MANY YEARS OUR British | *" ya . tt writer. Hut maybe of calling out in stentorian tone, whenever they wished to applaud a speaker. "Hear!" "Hear!" The other day when Ramsay MacDonald, British prime minister, addressed the house of common*, giving certain Details of his American trip, his colleagues rewarded him with American cheers. That was a;, compliment to the American nation, probably, a. desire to follow the American way. Something has been accomplished during recent months in smoothing out international differences and attempting to Inaugurate a system of per- inonent good will between Un-.^ tah-spfiiking nation.-.. Thing occurred during recent not bccu brought lu pasa 23 YEARS AGO TODAY Prem Tim Mirror Vlltss I.ovina, wife of J. 1C. Michaels, died ut her home ut MS Walnut avenue, uged 51. Annie, wife of Patrick Million, died at her home ut J315 Twenty-first uve- nue, aged 49. Ninth ward citizens, by a vote of . ,-,„ , . . ... , ,, 107 to 30, voted to divide the ward, A Boston merchant bit a Loldup man , ,. ruatlng a new wttrd to be ltnown as who tried to rob his store. The ^tore- ] the Twelfth. keeper, it seems, was armed to the! Eclwl " S- Stuart. Republican, car| ned Blair county tor governor by a vote of 0.478 to 4,SJ^ cast for Lewis brethren have been in the habit I il ' M J u ' st us Wl '" l )e(J l )le haven't lost »]| sense of mercy. teeth. ; Emery, jr.. Democrat. ANNIVERSARIES NATTLK OF TU'l'BOANOU. Tile Battle of Tip|»«eanoe was fought on the Tippecanou river in Indiana on Nov. 7, 1811, between KOO Americans under William Henry Harrison and un Indian force estimated ut 6,000 commanded by White Loon, Stone Eater and Winnemuc. On Oct. II, 1811, while' Harrison ,wus building a stockade on the site of Turre Haute, one of his sentinels was killed from umbuali Harrison considered this the beginning of hostilities, so he marched to the site of tho village of Buttle Ground, where the Prophet, a. brother of Tecumseh, was believed to be inciting the Indians to war on the whites. Nov. U, he encamped within a mile of the town, having arranged to confer with the Prophet the following day. On the morning of the seventh, 'says he will not! w "ham H. Irwm. Republican, was the Indians attacked the camp, but *r .r,m. a nion,.o ; electc d Altocum's lir.-it representative , ufter two hours of stubborn fighting of convenience, i in lhe legislature following its crea- were driven from, the lield. way. The Prince of Wales consider u marriage That's one thing he won't fall for, any- ' lion us u separate district. He received 1,889 .votes t" 1,750 cant for Rev. R. A. Hutchison, Prohibition, and 1,307 for William II. Jicrr, Democrat. The election resulted in the election of thu following candidates: Congressman, John M. ReynoklH; state senator, 1C. O. Templeton; aaaembly, W. H. | Irwin, Hurry A. Thompson und George An automobile U the llrst tiling i bout' M - Hutter.son: sheriff, Adam L. Hurt*:! The charge that li-rriri.sm is , ., .. prothonotary, H. E. Ferguson; poor j pant in Cuba In denied by Cuba; most any city that strikes you lowu- j di r t ctor, A. Lee Fleck; jury coinmia- turn, claiming thut the alleged fe A man in Kansas married to get out of jail. Sometimes you have to take what comes. Hurriaon matched to the town, found it deserted und destroyed it. It was partly because of this victory that Hurrison was placed in charge of Americun troops in the west. C'UUAN TKIUUKISM. (Atlanta Cunstltullun. > THK 1'IONEKR. (Christian Science Monitor.) A little lamb was bleating Outside my cabin door. Deep in the forest fastness, I heard a lion roiv. I opened wide the casement, And gazed into the night, The moon a silver circle, The planets steely bright I safeguarded the foundling, I double-locked the door, The lion in his fastness, Remembered I no more. R. E. KEY. CHANGING CONDITIONS. (Sun Diego Union.) When' li niun becomes too wealth, he Is apt to figure he can consult hi lawyers ins.U-ijd of his conscience. ANOTHER "GRID" SEASON ON IN FULL SWING QUOTATIONS "You can't be both a'liar and a successful' salesman."—William Wrigley, jr. "By no stretch of the imagination can the average American be said to be able to buy great quantities of luxuries.—Stuart Chase. "Aviation requires more faith, more courage and more knowledge than almost any other line of endeavor."— General Lord Thomas, British air secretary. "It is to be hoped that during the (disarmament) conference Itself the views of navy officers will be given sufficient weight to prevent the recurrence of u decision like that of REFLECTIONS By THE REFEREE. rpHE FASHION-D ESIGNBRS' JL struggle to encase American tvomen in ankle-length skirts once more, is proceeding right merrily, udging from our own observations, e ( would say that It isn't meeting vith a ' whole world .of success—and omehow we're rather glad. ' Whatever can be Sai'd about immOd T sty—and to our notion there isn't a Teat deal that needs to be said in hat connection—the plain fact remains hat women took to x short skirts primarily because they were infinitely more comfortable and convenient than he old styles. Now, simply to force vomen to buy more clothes; the dress manufacturers'are trying to bring the ong. skirt back on a floo'd of propaganda* ' ; .'a.. . We hope they won't 'succeed. . The voman of America today has a fine chance to .prove that the old story about her being a slave of fashion sn't true. .,••'••: . ; Statistics of the Travelers Life insurance company reveal that the au- :omobile traffic,death list is still ris- ng. During .August of this year—the ast month for'which there are available records—2,900 people were killed "n American automobile accidents., That represents an increase of 23 per cent over August of 1928. If 'we -weren't so case-hardened' to :hese tragedies, this announcement would horrify the nation. Nothing in all our national life is more amazing :han tKe complacent way in which we accept bur motor traffic fatality list. THAT BODY OF YOURS By JAMES W. BARTON, M. D. TOU HAVE AN ATTACK of rheu- L matism, or arthritis, as it is called, and your doctor advises an X-ray of the teeth, You 'delay getting an X-ray, the Joint condition gets better,- and you go on your' way happy for awhile. You get another- attack, get an Xray of the teeth which shows one or two -abscessed teeth. They are good teeth 'and the physician and dentist may be In agreement that treatment may save them, as the dentist believes he can 'drain 1 the abscess, 'In the. meantime your joint or muscle pains clear up anO you have nothing! done about your teeth. Now what about this delay In getting teeth removed or treated. Do your tissues or does your system get used to the poisoning process and gradually overcome the effects of these poisons? Drs, Rosenow and Nickel of the Mayo clinic have obtained considerable -evidence which suggests that tissues in the cases of various chronic diseases,' particularly the diseased tissues, become ovei sensitive to the infecting organisms and the poisons they manufacture, and this accounts for the attacks from time to time. In fact, what often happens is that the individual with Infected teeth will have the dentist drain the abscesses and his rheumatism or arthritis which has not been bothering him will start afresh. This is due to the fact that in disturbing the abscess to drain it, poisons that were partly walled off about the tooth get into the blood Circulation and get carried to the old sore spot, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, shoulder, or elsewhere. . ' This same thing occurs of course even when the infected tooth or teeth are removed, and the individual becomes very much discouraged when he has a severe attack of arthritis immediately or very soon afterwards. As a matter of fact he should really feel pleased about this attack because it proves conclusively that in getting the teeth drained or removed that he Is on tho right truck as to the cause, Don't delay about having infected teeth removed as it only makes your tissues more sensitive to the organ- RIPPLINGRHYMES Detective Stuff. W By WAtT BtASON. HEN' PEOPLE read detective fiction 'the plot's- all- they desire; they do not- care for graceful diction or thoughts that 'glow like fire. The less of love there is, the better, philosophy's, , a bore;. the. stpry.must. gfet wet and wetter with some poor victim's gore. The author • need not be a master, or artist, in his trade; just so he keeps things moving faster, he's sure to make the grade. Sometimes I tire .of bloody murther, my wearied soul repines; 'I doubt If I will read much further along such crimson lines. I'll get me books by gifted writers, whose artistry prevails, I'll forsake- the wrefched blighters who pen detective tales. 1 feel that I am slowly drifting .into a habit vile;, and. I w.ill. get me books uplifting, fine, stories worth my while. So to the bookstore then I • tee£er, good motives, all in', bloom, 'and -vow I'll buy me something. sweeter r than tales of death and doom. The bookman cries, "All' hunkydory! You just got Here in time! I've* just got. in a corking story about an unsolved crime. And here's another justj as thrilling that came in yesterday; the author doesn't seem unwilling to butcher and to slay. And here is one by Mrs. Christie, and 'one by S. Van Dine; they'll make' your eyes with tears grow misty, they are so beastly fine." Before I know it I have bought them, the whole blamed deadly "pile; when to my shanty I have brought them, I sit down with a smile. "Now for a night of joy exceeding," I mutter, in my beaid; "I'll envy no. man while I'm reading thesq stories wild and weird. But when I'm done with these I'll quit it, I'll buy, stich books no more; it is a sln.i 'and I admit,, to wade for aye in gore." ' / (Copyright, 1929, George M, Adams.) Cuban edi- runi-. 1922, which placed the United States liquor control in Canada is likely to isms and their products. mi> iiyj BEST. (Santa Fe Magazine.) As the train pulled into a station, a traveling man stuck his head out of the window and, calling to a small boy standing near, said, "Here • sonny, bring me a sandwich and here's an- oftier dime, get one for yourself." Just as the tralp started to pull out the boy returned, munching a sandwich, handed the man a dime and shouted, "Here's your dime, mister, they only had one." 1-HO1 ITAULE DISCUSSION. (Boaton Transcript.) All this discussion of the system of IN HUMOROUS VEIN, Buggs—Where, in Chicago, do you live? Muggs—Only a bomb's throw from the station.—The Pathfinder. • , He—Jones is a fast worker. She—So is his wife. She did an 18-day diet In two days.—Brooklyn Eagle. Mother—"I wouldn't punish Tommy this time, 1 Robert, Wait till he does it again." .' . Father—"But suppose he doesn't do it again?"—The Cross. "I told my'wife Just where to get off last night." "What happened?" "She rode three blocks farther just to spite me."—Pathfinder. Rupertr-Darling, in the moonlight your teeth are like pearls.- Marjorie—Oh, indeed! And, when were you in the moonlight with Peai;!?—London Opinion, He (thoughtfully)—Now the girl that I marry must be in direct contrast to me. She—Well, don't get discouraged; there are still plenty of bright and intelligent girls arou*nd.—Detroit News. . . ABE MARTIN ! days, Isiouers, P. H, Nell und Juincs Dixuu. I is Maehudo about nothing. n edl- •: in B. position ut once tragic and ri-i inspire more Americans with a desire rment i diculous."- Rear Admiral Brudley A. i to go and see for themselves how it Fiske, U. S. N., retired. workii. "I hardly know how to act in a bourse," says Lafe Bud, who has Jest moved out of a one-wuy apartment. Another nne thing about the mothers of ylaterday—they knit when they gos- HARD BOILED JURIES By BBtJCE CATION. ( rr-lHE AMERICANA JURY seems to JL be getting hard-boiled at last. There was a time—not too long ago, either—when our jurors• seemed to.be kindly, sentimental men and women who could not bear to, deprive a fellow man of h'ls life or liberty. The quality of mercy, as exemplified in our jury rooms, was far from strained. Never were there people so willing to make allowances for the weaknesses of the flesh. . This seemed to be especially true of certain plasses of the population. A rich man was 1 almost; certain to have his sins looked on with forgiving eyes. A beautiful Woman could count quite surely on being told to go and sin no more. And a Chicago gunman knew in advance \ that his fellow citizens would do ' little- more than reprimand him slightly. ": .-'- — .-•=" But, this seems .to have , changed lately. .>• ' . -.,-., • In the past month we have seen the. following things: . , , •' ' Albert B. .Fall, former Secretary ot the interior and confidential pal of the Doheny millions, is convicted of accepting a bribe—and this by a jury in Washington, notorious for its tenderness of heart toward the'peccadilloes of 'sinful man—and, also, 'in the face of Impassioned remarks about tha healing air of New Mexico, and magnificently arranged wheel chairs and' tearful relatives. Mrs. Alexander Pantages,'wife of a multi-millionaire, is convicted of manslaughter, merely because she drove her auto over • an unlucky Japanese. She faces a prison sentence of one to ten years. Her! husband, the .extremely wealthy theatrical magnate, was convicted of assaulting a girl dancer, in spite of every effort his high-priced counsel could make. He faces a much longer term in prison. A youthful Chicagoan known by, the pleasing name of Baby-Face Willie Doody$Ti'Who - used a' revolver rather recklessly • on his freebooting forays, went before a Chicago jury; was convicted of first- degree murder and now faces the: .electric chair—and this -in Chicago,'which only a few years ago found itself unable 'to convict two gangsters who murderecl - a policeman in broad daylight before; half a dozen witnesses. ', .. ' ',./' Maybe these developments were accidents, so to speak—exceptional cases In the orderly functioning of the great American jury system; But maybe they were straws show-' ing which way a"<new wind is, blow-, Ing, Maybe the general public, from' which juries are-.- drawn, has grown highly weary of : our long list of acquittals. Maybe the:- indiscriminate' flood of forgiveness which our juries used to show, has palled on us. It. may be,-in other words, that our juries are beginning tor 1 get just tha ; least bit hard-boiled. CURRENT^OMMENTS We never saw a team that could' make seven points go farther, from week to week, than Ohio state.—Detroit News.' And a French ministerial cabinet can give even a speculative stock market pointers on fluctuations.—Sag-' inaw Daily News. ' They're making an ambulance now that goes 70 miles per hour—probably designed to pick up business on the way.—Waterloo Tribune. A society girl quit the stage be-' cause she didn't like publicity and •naturally succeeded in getting plenty of it.—Dayton Daily News. Each day's weather is the. same on the mopn, so there would be nothing to talk about, even if it were inhabited.—Florence (Ala.) Herald. The hard part of establishing football in Mexico will be to persuade eleven men to fight for the same thing that long.—Akron Beacon Journal. Amherst college students have banned "objectionable" drinking. Must be getting after the tight-wad who never buys more ; than one.—Butte Daily Post. ~~ • Great Britain and Ireland may lead the world in shipbuilding, but they must go a long way to beat the United States at the business of selling ships.—Haverhill Evening Gazette. A New Jersey man Joked with doctors who were about to amputate hia hand. We do not understand this at all, unless it was the one he would have signed the check with.—Detroit News. siped. (Copyright, Jouu ¥. ClUe Co.) MONEY* (Kay featured.) Money doesn't mean everything 1« this world, but somehow everything in tW» world seems to mean money. •

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