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; ;,>*<W* THfi AtTOONA MIRROR—MONDAY, NDVfiAtB&R SUtoona nnitror. Gstabllaneo June lit. 1871. Hnrry step * winder, MIKftOlt PKINTWU COMI'ANJf, MlKllUK UUILI'ING. 1600-100Z Green Ave.. Mtoona, fa. DAN1KL N. S1.E1- H. L. JOHNSTON President Managing Kdltor OITV SUliSCHirTlOM UATfe.8: Single copy Per month (payable monthly) functioning of their government. A few political magnates usually relieve the voters of any responsibility in this direction. Thus far they have shown no disposition to Invoke a. change for the better. ' ! Yet one may suppose that the nver- > nge citizen who kindly permits Interested politician."! to'name tho functionaries who administer the local as well as the general government, would wax indignant if an effort were made to THE SAUNTERER {(\Tt/HBN I WAS a small boy," W 'suddenly declared the 6p- tlmist, "I was In the habit of doing a good deal of solitary walking. I was realizes It Is a habit, then it 19 too socially Inclined, of course, but cer- Holld to break. i tain occasions chanced to find all my TIMELY TOPICS IS A VERY bad habit that JL most children in ft family fall into so easily and naturally that it is well established before the mother SPOTLIGHT By GttACK K. EBniOHT. S O MANY PERSONS crave to be in the spotlight of the world. . They long for position and for 'attention. To them It flattery, Is the very -wine of life — publicity and the "front It's the. hnhlt ot not being able to Intimates either away from home, or, page." nay 11 50 cents I disfranchise him and arrange for the MAIL SUBSCIilI J TlON ItATfcS: One month (In advance) 60 Six months (In advance) S3..10 One year (In advance) $7.00 TELEPHONES: Bell Phone 7171. of persons. So long as he may vote he i "P p" pf I "" ''Im decent word to one another, off somewhere on errands of one sort [ It is rare to find the other kind of. people—those who prefer to be left unknown, who are content to lead their own simple and quiet lives, and above traryi my pursuits for the time being ! all, avoid getting into the limelight. ..» Olive Huberts Bartln, NKA Serv- (or another for their parents or the ,', i n ,.. writer. j neighbors. Occasionally the enter. .... _. . , llet one child sny anything, do any- i'prises In which they were engaged voting to be done by a limited number j thin*, want anything, and instantly, failed »" «"tere,t „«, or, on the con- the The others ™ ^ The Altoona Mirror in it rncmrwr of tile j Audit Bureau of Circulation nnrt the Ami-rl- [ can Newspaper Publishers' Asnoclntlon and i Pennsylvania Newspaper I'uhllshers' Asso elation. Ignores the polls. Undertake to deprive him of a privilege ho never uses and the chances arc you would hear plenty oC remonstrance from him. I Surely, this Is a very queer old world, i Inhabited by queer persons. merest expression of an Idea brings down the. scorn, wrath or ridicule of tint others. did not excite their Interest or attract j their attention. I had one intimate ' friend. We were not absolutely dependent, upon each other, although, |IT in IM;I n. | i .._,, . i Of course, It Isn't always HO drastic ' Renerally speaking, we were often to- -but. the monotonous bickering and """'"" " wningllng that we are probably more Cnmiliiir with Is no less offensive. The Altoonn Mirror assumes HO flimnolni responsibility for typographic!!! errors In oil vertlncmpnts. but will reprint that part ot tin artvarllse-Ticnt In which the typciRrnplilcnl error occurs Advertisers will plonnc notify the mHnnRemenf Immediately ol any error which miy occur. Entered nostorrtce. second class mnttcr at Altoon.i WITCHCHAKT I>K1,USIONS. ECKNT NEWS FROM York county indlcii'es that the belief in witchcraft still has a considerable fol- R j These nro the things that / mothers out. Few mothers wear mind seriously the work of keeping a homo going— what they do mind, the thing that tires and kills them, Is worry. I Much of the worry cannot he avoided, lowing among certain classes of the | b ,, tmllch of , t ,;„„ an(] the w( , ar ,; SUSTAJNINO MEMBER NATIONAL IKJEWTORIAI 1999 ^jffl 1999 ASSOCIATION population In .spite of the enlightening present.« i)' religion and education. SupcrHtitiitlon IH an evil which pow«CN«C« great tenacity of life. Even today '.he careful investigator is likely to find it ill unaxpected quarters. According to reports in some of the i eastern newspapers, one public school ] In 11 certain witch-Infested section was demoralized and closed for a couple ot days because of the antlca o£ nn insane Inan—he must he insane—who hurbors the deliiHlon that certain of the pupils have bewitched him. The man's unties alarmed both parents and chil- AVERAGE IJAILV I'AII) CIIMHJbA- T1ON •DUIIINU OCTOI1KK. 28,987 MONDAY, NOVEMUBK 11, A THOUUHT V«lt TODAY. I,el him cHClicw evil, and ilo guml; Ir.t him Hrr.k pence,, ami ensue It.—I 1'ctcr 3:11. AM A MAN OF PEACE, God knows how I lovo peace; but i hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for puucu, —Kossuth. I drcn. Ot course this man Is Insane. The ARMISTICE DAY. A L.MO3T A DOZEN yearn have paused wince the KUUH ceased lire on the German-allied front and the negotiators began those meetings which later on resulted In a peace treaty, to the great joy of the entire world. We have had wars and rumors of war -at intervals ever since, but except the flusao-Chinesc front, grim war has since concealed his horrid countenance. Those who look backward thoughtfully are forced to acknowledge that the great European struggle left comparatively few good results behind it. It 1* true that it was a disastrous event, no far as kings and emperors wer« concerned, having practically driven them out of existence, but It doeg not appear to have accomplished comparatively much permanent good for the human race. The American people gladly Join the rest of mankind In tho. effort to celebrate Armistice day In a really Instructive manner. Most thoughtful persons, however, are conscious of the Blaster fact that the inhabitants of the various nations are quite as short- tempered now a.s they were when thn struggle began on (he French border. True, much progress has been made by way of efforts to prevent, war. Tho Kellogg peace treaties are significant slgni of the times and one i.s fond of thinking they really do present well nigh Insurmountable obstacles In the path of those Who are always eager to plunge Into hostilities and tu arrange for sending the younger generation to the hattln line. Yes, we may give a few gliicl thoughts to ArmlHtirc day and rejoice because a certain degree of pnigren.. has been made in the direction of universal peace during recent mouths. More and more the several nations are beginning to realize ilml wur--.sinc<! .slavery la practically dead- is the .sum of all vllllanleH, deserving nothing hut hatred from men and nations. Our celebration of Annistlru dny should be mai'ied by .sincere rejoicing over the presence or pt-uce among the great nations of the world, While oh- trouble Is that a great many inhabitants of the «ectlon of which he is a resident share hln delusions concern- Ing witcheu and wltchcraf*. and have communicated their absurd notions and fears to their children. Many of theao children are timid and superstitious, coming out of homes whose heads ure quite sure that witchcraft Is a fearful reality und far from being a delusion. Home cynical observers of the situation are convinced that missionaries are needed In York county quite us urgently as they are in any so-called heathen land The belief in witches and witchcraft used to be quite general, but 11 Hftcm« to have been driven Into the dark corners of Mio earth of late. Is it possible that York county contains one of those dark regions, or Is it true, as seems probable, that the acceptance of the superstition concern- Ing wi'.chcB and wizards Is limited to a few citizens whose education was sadly neglected Jn childhood. wine jangling of quarrelsome children is onu of them. J shouldn't put up with it for a minute. T wouldn't have quarrelsome, unpleasant children In the house. That Is, I wouldn't stand their being quarrelsome or unpleasant. If they can't treat each other with consideration and decency and at least enough outward politeness to keep peace, I'd tel them that they have forfeited the right to live with parents who are doing everything In the world for them —at least temporarily. And if talking didn't, do any good, I'd keep my word, and out they'd go— till they learned their lesson. One mother had strength of character enough to ship a recalcitrant son of 11 off to a distant village to spend a few thoughtful flays taking flock of his disposition In the gloomy little house of a cross old granduncle who did his own cooking and was as deaf as a post. "When you can be pleasant you may como back. — not -before," his mother admonished him as he left. Twice last summer be was sent to hla grandtmclo'H. HR'S homo again now, and I believe this time to stay, although he has been warned that after school opens, If he shows any moro ugliness- with his littlo sister und brother, he. is to livo in the attic and cat there too, until he decides to become a pleasanter human being and can shake off his surliness. I believe promise A MUTTONHKAD." N INTERESTING and somewhat laughter-producing decision ha» just been handed down by the supreme court of New Jersey. That ruling is to the effect that the exasperated or fun-loving citizen who offends a fellow citizen by calling him a muttonhcad, Is not guilty of criminal libel. Probably '.his decision would be recognized In Pennsylvania also. Precisely what significance attaches to thu word "muttonhead" when it is employed as a term of reproach we do not pretend to know. As for the sheep Itself, It is certainly one of the most useful and harmless crea'-urcs one knows of. The man who complained bitterly that he had been attacked by u sheep would be laughed at by the general public. There am probably a great many very useful inhabitants of tho world who are as harmless as tho average sheep. And that fact should enhance their value. In the estimation of the communities in which they live and labor. To bo harmless and uuaggrew- slve Is a trait of character which deserves commendation. If all human beings were us harmless us sheep the world would bu a very much more peaceful place, its people quite har- monlouo and happy, • Thn New Jersey Judge ruled In a accurate that to perfectly conscientious und fashion when he decided stlgmu'.lze a human being as a "mut- tonheud" is to do him no harm, lii- cleed. In the estimation of thoughtful tollm a sheep is a fur moro useful (.•real ure than a tiger. At least a mut- umhcad does nobody any Intentional barm. And tlm'.'d something. A HOI.IDAV XIIISANTK. T HiCKIC ARK men in this country— perhaps women, too—who are In the habit of sending unordered goods to private, addresses, especially during I hi- holiday season. Kiich package is ttilher itr.vompunlod or cloBuly followed by a bill. A goodly proportion of the victims respond wi'.h the money. Others go to the trouble of returning tlin unordered good.s, , It I.s not known to every householder that tin 1 , ivceip*. of a package of this sort entail,- no legal responsibility upon any citizens .so long us hn does not serving with unfeigned thanksgiving! actually uae tin; goods shipped to him the anniversary of the day wiu-n the'without his solicitation. Of course order to -cease firing" |m.s. w d nlon* \" houl<i Ulfi s °°' is be " 1 "" 1 t)UJ ••° cl P |el " I would bu bound *.o meet the charges, also encourage, OUK . nvlH( . i ho „,.,.,, , my uo uUeuUou ' ceusu the front, we .should Individual.! und nation* to things which pertain to |jcn nef\{ i pay no , whatever to the mailer. | It ymi K'-t an muuillrlluil pui-.kutfe you urt; under no obligations to pay his mother will keep that too, if he doesn't improve. But usually It isn't one child. Whole families get the habit. Jealousy causes It perhaps, or perhaps It's just plain cussed smartness. Who knows? Of course the time to begin .training them is when they are very lltye. Let the children get accustomed U seeing the others get things they must do without. Let them get accustomed to tasks the others don't have to do. Get rid of this jealousy and unwillingness. Make them speak kindly to each other, above everything. Just make them — that's all. WHAT OTHERS SAY A Voluntary Witness, The alacrity with which Senator Brookhart accepted the service of a subpoena directing him to appear and to toll the grand Jury his spicy story of congressional guests at wet dinners may have raised false hopes in the palpitating breasts of Washlngtonlans who long have looked forward to the coming of a day when members of congress would be required to give proof of what they say on the floors of the two houses. But the Constitution stands, and Senator Brook- hurl's cheerful willingness to tell what he knows can be interpreted only as an Indication of the senator's own frankness. "And for any speech or debate In either house they shall not be questioned in any other place," declares the Constitution In clothing the members of congress with that privilege and Immunity so well known to those who live within tho shadow ot the Capitol dome. ' , If Senator Brookhart's forthcoming trip to the grand jury room really provides a precedent and if henceforth the mcmberH of congress should speak with the knowledge that a United States district attorney might summon them forthwith to repeat their stories before the grand jury, there might bo occasion for rejoicing. But, unfortunately, the present case Is one that resolves itneif entirely to a matter between Senator Brookhart and his own conscience, and the senator's conscience has won. So that, as the .saying goes, Is that.—Washington Kvenlng Star. Professor Einstein says IM. American girlH are the, most beautiful in the world, which Is a great deal easier to understand than his last theory. — New York Evening Post. * * • NPW Ili'hneincnlH. Modern re/lnement of the division of labor: Dnd starts the furnace while Son sturts Salem Journal. the cur. — Winston A ideas I.ail|;imi(e. in life necessitate new to. describe them and hence Nc\v words the language changes. Our grand' fathers would not know many words now in every-day use und the Rip Van Wlnkln who went to sleep a hall century ago and woki; up now would b« no more puzzled by the telephone, wireless, automobile and other modern devices than he would ho by thu words they have added to tho lan- fjuugu. A reporter recently Interview an airmail who had had an unusual ex- periviici! and tlie aviator nuHuully renmrkcd: "The celling was HO low I would not .teu the sock. So I sideslipped down through the peu soup, cut the gun mill btl her down for us neivt a three- puint pancake us ever I made." The reporter quoted the aviator verbatim but In: admitted that he did not Jinow just what happened. However, it will be clear even to the tyro in air terms that ths man compiling a three-point pancake did not take part in a fatal accident, otherwise nil interview with him would have been gether. 1 "I recall one memorable occasion," went on the Optimist, "when we separated because we could not agree as to the course to be taken, I desired to go east, while all but a solitary one of my playmates wished to travel In the direction of the setting sun. So we two •started out alone, but we hadn't gone more than an ordinary city square when my friend threw up his hands and turned around, exclaiming, 'I'm going with,the other fellows, after all.' I wa's rather surprised and completely disgusted over his inability to cling to his original disposition, but I kept my mov\th shut and went forward determinedly on my appointed way." If there are any cat lovers among my readers, I really wish they could s.ce Tommy as he rests tranquilly on my desk about a foot and a half behind the typewriter. The click of the machine does not seem to disturb him. He Is always fond of the desk but since the arrival of that fiendish black tltten he prefers to occupy some elevated position. The kitten cannot get on the desk, although he is growing rapidly, and In that comparatively safe retreat Tommy, feels perfectly safe and correspondingly happy. At least the attitude he occupies encourages the belief that he is entirely happy, confident that nothing will disturb him. There is a very decided contrast between Tommy's present state and his condition when ho first arrived at his present headquarters. When he came tie wos small, weak, emaciated, suffering intensely from, the pain of a wounded foot. Some brave Individual bad shot him, inflicting a serious wound on one of his fore paws. It' look a long time for that paw to re'.over. It is perfectly healed now, but if you compare It with its mate on the other fore leg, you will note a radical difference in appearance. But Tommy Is himself again and Is developing into an extremely large and beautiful representative of the cat family. Do you realize that there's a great deal of thoughtless cruelty in this old world? Sometimes human beings, often members of the same family, are thoughtlessly cruel to their younger associates. They have no idea of tho wounds they are Inflicting, the pain they are causing by their foolish and unconsiderci actions. Generally speak, ing, the friends upon whose nerves they are playing, whose hearts they are wounding, suffer in silence and the bonehead who is torturing them has no conception that they are suffering veritable tortures of the sensibilities. The "smart" member of the family doesn't mean to do any harm; he's simply blind. I suppose those of us whose homes are located at the foot of the Alleghenies have no right to experience even .the slightest feeling of regret over our situation or to complain of our lamentations. We are sheltered from the fierce winds which blow sometimes, carrying death and destruction In their train. We ought to be satisfied, oughtn't we? Every now and then, however, I get a mental vision of a picture I was privileged to witness a quarter of a century ago. It was the majestic James river, Hampton Roads, Fortress Monroe. I didn't for a moment entertain a feel- Ing of envy, but I did wish for a moment that Altoona could have such splendid surroundings. "Well, I don't blame you a bit," claimed the Traveled Man. "We are pretty nicely situated here and the surrounding scenery is not to be sneezed at.' But I agree with you that one who visits the locality In which sea fighting underwent a marvelous and permanent change, and who recalls historic events while he experiences a feeling of awe as he takes In the scene, will realize sensations that are entirely absent from our mountain scenery, beautiful and novel as that is. Yet we are peculiarly fortunate, after all. for these varied aspects of nature are part and parcel of our country and Hampton Roads is as much ours as Horseshoe curve!" "I remember certain of my boyhood days," observed the Octogenarian, "when I was Impressed by the mountain scenery In the vicinity of the beautiful village which was my home during my childhood, youth and early manhood. I recall at least one episode in which I failed to enjoy the varied aspects of the mountain scenery and longed for the lowlands. Generally, however, the combination of mountains, hills, forests, creeks and river which formed the background of my earliest impressions will continue to have a place in my memory and in my admiration so long as I am conscious of earthly sights or sounds. Yes; surely.'.' , "Yet T suppose," continued the Octogenarian, a thoughtful expression in his eyes and about the corners of his mouth, "that an occasional visit to tho great mountains, the great cities, the great rivers of the world would enlarge our comprehension of earth's beauties and perhaps give us clearer impressions concerning the Great First Cause of all this beauty, majesty and l?rjiM/-1*»ni> " I admire,. Immensely, young men like Iharles Lindbergh, who can stand alone at "the top of the world" and disdain its adulations and flattery and spoiling. You know, Llndy Is decidedly in a class by himself, He attempted his world-astounding feat alone and with no advance publicity whatever. Per- iaps a lot of his saneness and modesty may hav> been a heritage from the quiet, fine-minded mother, who preferred to stay at home, going right along with her job of teaching school; lo going along to stand in the spot- ight of publicity when her son took off on that epochal flight of his. Assurredly, a lot of the credit of Andy's fine manhood and his admirable modesty is attributable to the sensible up bringing and training af-. forded him by his mother. Now and then you hear a criticism that Llndy is surly, or proud or dominant or arrogant. I do not believe he is any of these. I believe he is a model for all America in his courage and bravery to withstand the efforts of a hero-worshipping world to spoil him. Do you ever stop to think that it takes a great deal more pluck to say a steadfast "No" to thousands of glittering offers to be exploited by the public; than it took to rise and soar aloft above a gray, uncharted ocean, early on that memorable morning in May, a few years ago—destination Paris! The boy's fine mind had reasoned and planned and figured and experimented, and above all else had carer fully studied out his big' pfoblem of spanning the Atlantic by air. He was unafraid, and he had a fine faith in his enterprise—a faith that was shared by his mother. But Lindbergh landed, at one and tho same time, at his destination, and In the spotlight—white, pitiless, blinding and bewildering—of the greatest publicity of modern times for any one person. • The eyes of all the world were upon him. He was literally overwhelmed with dazzling offers to let various concerns or managers of publicity exploit him before a world gone crazy with delight over his feat. Do you ever think of the wonderful courage exhibited by this brave lad in thotface of all those odds—to keep say- Ing "No", and to keep his mind steadily fixed, through the succeeding hectic years, on his aim and object—the advancement of the science of aviation, the furthering of its untold benefits to mankind. True, the ensuing, years of the blinding glare of this spotlight have done some things to Lindbergh. They have changed him from the awkward, grinning, freckled-faced and tow-headed youth who was snapped by the movie camera before his famous "take-off"; into a serious-appearing and rather reserved young man. He is more careful about his dress, more dignified and sure of himself—but thank goodness! he is still steady and unspoiled. And here is another example, just as shining in its way, of the evasion that really sensible folks may show to the flattering and the fawning of the world's spotlight, with its result- Ing tendency to "spoil" the object of this publicity. Little Pauline Longworth, whose parents ara both unusually strikingly prominent and picturesque personages, is a child who is steadily screened and sheltered from the limelight of publicity. With a father who is the prominent speaker of the house at Washington, and a mother who has always been prominent, ever since her girlhood days, as the oldest daughter of the beloved "T. R.", It is quite evident that little Pauline would be a front- page child, at regular intervals, in the leading newspapers. But Alice Longworth has proved herself a sensible and a wise mother. She has, from the baby's very infancy, jealously guarded her from show or flattery or publicity of any sort. She realizes how all .the adulation the child might thui receive would have a direct tendency to spoil her sweet charm and her delightful simplicity. So the baby is guarded, sometimes with curtness and firmness, from all ambitious press or photographic representatives, seeking to make "copy" of so fine a subject. | It isn't a disgrace to rear a child to be a little old-fashioned and a little shy and modest, in spite of the illarious criticisms of that large majority who hoot derisively at such ancient ideas. The child who la brought up In a round of adulation and flattery, ex- travaganqa of dress and playthings, snobbery and selfishness, is living in a world that is at once unreal and unkind. The building of a fine character must have, a more stable foundation than this; and any child or any adult Is richer far who shuns the pitiless show and splendor of the spotlight of the world. NEGLECTFUL CITIZKNS. OF THE closing du,i any attention to it. You may leave I". u miracle.-Johnstown Tribune. j^^ , )ll . j . ( . lllln , )Vllltf L . ffol . ts , o p ,, )lit at private expense will bring immunity in cuurse ut time. 23 YEARS AGO TODAY The from 'file Mirror Files ; A J. Hopkins of 1310 Fourth street I bugged two turkeys while hunting in till.v-i-ight slight earth- SnuUe Spring valley, Bedford county. ijuuUes during one day recently In Jamos Fount was appointed general agent of the pure food department by uf last week the Altoonu -Minor , published an article of ronsidernhli- ; significance. It showed that almo.st i exactly one-half of the registered vol- i era of the county failed to visit the polls on election day. Practically Jlfty out of every 100 citizens were not concerned Hufllciuntly to visit the voting places. Perhaps U an effort were made to enact a law disfranchising certain dr- Jmuent citizens thus.' forgetful or indifferent persons might awake to the \ cently. What a wonderful rest tor the j c^eu spo.u forty-three y,ur* i» thu value of the ballot and thu importance' 'chin! i mission Ik-Id In China. of using it independently and thought- ! ' A KU "»>' uf hur.se thiuvi-s stole a half fully when ever opportunity offers. It! The- n-ason Is almost at hand fur 1 H^trngdoir^ounllesl''''^' 11 "'"" "'"' Hawaii. No wonder those Hula maid- ) commissioner B. II. Warren, his ens cun dunce, j jurisdiction covering the entire state An Austrian woman played the violin of Philadelphia. l>r. Hunter Oorbett, moderator of the general assembly of Ihu Preaby- i-onliuuuuMly for twenty-four hours n- ilcriun ehun-h, .spoke on Chinese mis- ion work in (ho first church. Dr. ua might be that obstacles put In the way juvenile conduct lo be improving. And i°f Wuniurs Mark, who huti a horse would rouse careless citizens to sense of obligation. Theoretically, the citizens of thi H ; great republic govern themselves und i America M a select their own oHldal.-i. Act.ially. the mergvrti almost people huv« very little to do with the ,Ui \orcca. let's see, how many more shoppin " country keep up with the stolen, got a chic- us to the direction they went, followed them und overtook them as they .surrounded a camp I llro. Rushing into their midst, he U, c ' rvcoven-d hi.s own horse, released sev- ral of Hi,., others and da.shr.d away . ''ore the umuzed erooks could harm grandeur. W. H. S. ANNIVERSARIES ARMISTICE SlfiNKI). A war-weary world was a wildly celebrating the signing of the armistice eleven years ago today. Tho wur came to an end on Monday, Nov. 11, 1918, at II a. m., French time, fi a. m,, Washington time. Hostilities ceased three weeks after the submission of a note to President Wilson revealing Germany was anxious to make peace. The armistice which was Imposed upon Germany by the allies and the United States was signed by the German plenipotentiaries at 5 a. m., Paris time, and went into effect six hours iuter. • The morning of Nov 11 was cold und foggy along the battlefront. The minutes passed slowly. An occasional shell told that peace was not yet. Suddenly as the watch-hands touched U there came a moment of silence, and then a curious rippling sound 'which observers far behind the lines likened to the noise of a light wind. It was the sound of men cheering for miles along the front. Meanwhile business was at a standstill as millions of people in the United States joined in a noisy celebration of peace. STILL \VAUI11NU. (Akron Beacon Journal.) It \vui a fight over the tariff that alurtvd the American revolution, and Mi-ssrs. Bui-»h and Smoot are still i ut it. CURRENT COMMENTS A magician of Cincinnati has disappeared. Maybe he learned one trick Coo many.—New York Sun. Stock market Is back to normal- something like the landscape after-the tornado passed.—Toledo Blade. The only thing that can be excused for striking a man while he is down is an idea.—Grand Rapids Press. They are looking for the goat in that Wall Street matter; they have the lumb already.—Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch. A Chicago judge has decided that a Huxophone la a musical instrument. Which may further leasen respect for law.—Florence (Ala.) Herald. There are many tests for high blood pressure, but just about the severest onu of all is seeing a fellow who owes you money driving a new car.—Louisville Times. The school teachers of Wilkes- Barre, Pa., have gone on a strike, proving again that the children of this generation have it easier than we did.—Dayton Daily News. QUOTATIONS ' "Every business man ought to have a hobby."—John D. Rockefeller. "Even the blueat of the bluebloods cannot trace their ancestry far back without encountering the gallows or a prison."—Lewis A. Lawes. "Men desire to be in control because they are afraid that the control of others will be used unjustly to their detriment."—Bertrand Russell. "Prejudices disappear by knowledge, by understanding. Understanding leads us from intolerance to tolerance, and then later from tolerance to i equality. 11 —Rabbi Lee J. Levlnger. SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCES BE FORGOT? ••YOU OOMT REMEMBER ME fl! >, rr UWfi TJMfc ilMCE WE LAST -"*ft»0 VYEftE AV.VUA.YS lATfc GETTIM6 INTO ANO I CAM REMErABEft YOU ON THOSE COCO, FROSTY rAORNlMSS AT THE. CAPTAlM USED TO You out — -WW.YOU OUGHT . TO REMEMBER MEf— IWATfHE Y<00( BEEN LOOKING TOR VOO Tm A. REFLECTIONS By THE REFEREE. ' A LBERT B. FALL, sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of $100,000, protests that he was not guilty of any crime; he was merely indiscreet and Injudicious. Mr. Fall's sincerity in making this statement, of course, Is -a matter concerning which only he himself can speak; but it does not seerri to us that he has jhelped his case much, even granting that he Was perfectly sincere. \ For a high cabinet officer to borrow $100,000 in cash from a man to whom he ia extending a huge governmental favor-*-well, such "indiscretion," if that' Is all It was; was monumental, to say the least. A man so obtuse, so bl^nd to all the ordinary dictates of reason and Integrity, can hardly protest if a skeptical public assumes that there was ah extremely improper motive back of It all. Ontario, quite evidently. Is pretty well satisfied with the way its liquor law is working, It Is hard to see how the results of the recent election can be interpreted in any way except as an in- dorsement 1 of the existing 1 policy. The party that advocated a return to strict prohibition was snowed under —almost put out of existence, as far as representation in, parliament Is concerned. Another party, which pledged, itself to hold provincial .referendum on the mattwv also took a bad beating. The Conservatives, up holding the present law, won the greatest victory in their history. It is hard for citizens of the United States to tell just how the Ontario law Is working. Reports that come back are apt to be colored by the bias of the investigator. But it seems rathcv evident that Ontario is pretty well satisfied. THAT BODY^OF YOURS By JAS. W. BARTON. M. D.** Y O.U H/.VE READ RECENTLY that diabetes Is actually increasing notwithstanding the discovery of insulin which definitely cures diabetes in young people, and permits older folks to live longer <by three years) than the average individuals their age. Why is diabetes on the increase? "The greater use of motor cars which provide fresh air and keen appetites, without the necessity for physical exercise, is a big factor in causing overweight and later, diabetes. One has only to gaze in awe and wonder at the prodigious meals of our summer motorist to realize why one to two in every hundred have sugar in the urine." Dr. J. A. Gilchrist tells us that one of the principal causes of diabetes is Infection in the teeth, tonsils, sinuses, and the intestinal tract. These infections stimulate the thyroid gland in the neck, and the adrenal glands situated on top of- each kidney, and the over production of these juices interferes with the action of the insulin from the pancreas, which as you know enables the tissues to handle sugar instead of having it thrown out in the urine. This explains then why insulin is not successful in some cases. If these Infections are removed, and the patient lives on the prescribed diet and gets hla injections ef insulin, he can keep his urine free of sugar, and the amount of sugar in the blood at its normal amount. It has been thought that the tendency to diabetes is Inherited, and there may sometimes be an inheritance of a detect in the pancreatic gland is admitted, but Pr. Gilchrist says "it is probably due to the fact that the mode of living and eating of various members of the same family is alike. We all know of families who eat extraordinary amounts of starchy foods whose members are all overweight and who take little or no exercise." The above facts teach us that thousands of young diabetics are being cured, and older ones kept alive in good health to an older age than the average, simply because they follow faithfully the rules of diet and the use of inauiin us prescribed by physicians who not only prescribed but see that their orders are carried out to the letter. OUJl lOJlEHi.N SCHOLABS. (Dea Molnea Tribune-Capital. I Columbia university's list of distinguished graduates of foreign birth shows to what an extent our educational institutions have been drawing students from all over the world. And it is significant that among the forty-seven such alumni China leads with sixteen. Most of the list come from new countries: Australia, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Manchuria, the Philippines. RIPPLINGRHYMES Excuses. • - * By WAI-T MASON. T7> XCUSES ARE OF LITTLE worth. .H/ when you In some ' agreement fail; they merely atir sardonic mirth in those who listen to your ta.le. You tell a matt you'll paint his fence on Tuesday, when the clock strikes one; and later on, in language tense, you tell him why it wasn't done. Your grandma had a fainting spell, which made you hustle for the doc; you had to stay till she was well and quite recovered from the shock. Your aunt, perhaps, fell down the stair, while dusting things, or something worse, and broke some limbs she couldn't spare, and you were bound to act as nurse. There are a thousand standard lies that one can use in such a case; but scorn is In the hearer's eyes, and dour amusement on his face. He may not rant at your expense, but he is saying In his heart, "When next I wish to paint my fence, I'll hire an aleck not so smart. In framing falsehoods he excels, but when it cornea to keeping troth he does not wear a string of bells, he is a faker and a sloth." You play this trick at divers times, and make excuses good a« wheat, then find you cannot earn the dimes you need to pay for what you eat. "He's not reliable," men say, "his promises are cheap and loose; when he is hired to put up ha#, he comes along with an excuse." And so you gain a punk renown that puts you with the hard luck mobs; all wise employers turn you down .when you apply for honest jobs. There's nothing better than a fame for keeping every pledge you make; the man will lose in every game whose promise is an empty fake. (Copyright, 1920, George M. Adams.) FROZEN CHARITY. (Des Molnes Tribune-Capital.) The Stephen Glrard fund Is harassing those who administer it, and proving one of the examples of frozen charity which philanthropists are now warned against. . Glrard died only a few years ago, leaving $8,000,000 to be used for the care of orphans in institutions. But the best research in child care now shows that institutions are no place for children, that the best thing to do Is to get them out of institutions into home surroundings as quickly as possible. That is the policy everywhere now, with orphans' homes being closed in every state. But the terms of the Glrard bequest are definite, and the money cannot be used flexibly, In any way other than that provided. To put the money where It was intended, In buildings and institutions, means continuing practices 'that are distinctly mistaken, and It means wasting the money, I Men of -weailth feel they have the right to say how their money shall be used, even in philanthropy. They are unwilling to leave the terms In the descretion of trustees, althqugh when that :» done the bequest is likely to prove of, much more value. That is the way out, of course. It remains for the benefactors to either set up ouch alternatives as will always provide a useful purpose; or leave the whole use to trusted persons and their successors. ., ABE MARTIN Holding' a home together is career enough fer a dozen women. "Hello,, how's it come I've got a dollar? That flllin' station feller has made a mistake," said Farmer Jake Bentlpy today. .(Copyright, John F. Ciile Co.; ARMISTICE DAY By BRUCE CATION. • A EMISTICB DAY IS, quite prop- jt\. e'rly, a day of memories. It draws our minds back eleven years, and makes far-distant events come to Mife again for us. This la perfectly 'natural and perfectly right. Yet it might be a good thing if, in these Armistice day reveries of ours, we could devote a little bit of the time to looking ahead as well as to looking back. The men who -were killed in the World war-^-the men to whom the first Armistice Day was a requiem and not a release—have a stake in this day that calls for something more than a tribute to their heroism. It is not enough to hang fresh wreaths on their graves. During the war, as you may recall, we had a variety of slogans* by which we nerved ourselves for the struggle. One of them said that this was "a war to end war." Now It has become the custom, In the last few years, to sneer at that slogan. In wartime It was a very real thing. Men lived by it, and died by it, sustained by the magnificent hope that it conjured up. It blazed across the sky like a vision. It made it seem an easy thing to die. It was a group of words that took the American people into the' war and took them in with high hearts. But of late we have laughed at it. Mention "the war to end war", nowadays and you will simply draw a laugh. Yet the old slogan isn't entirely dead. It could still have all of its magic power. We—the people of America—could revive it. Armistice day might not be a bad time to think about it. Things have been happening in the last few months; things that can be made to rank with the tremendously important events of all history, There has been the Kellogg peace treaty. There has been the exchange of viewpoints between Mr. Hoover and Mr. MacDonald. There has been the call to a new flve-power naval disarmament conference. These things, to be sure, may turn out to be nothing better than • gestures. It is up to us—to us, more than to any people on earth, If we don't care particularly about them,.you may depend upon it that they will become gestures and nothing more. But if we insist—if we vow that these things shall become great, immovable-bulwarks, to hold wo/ back from a world that has found out how frightful war really is—then, in the fullness of time/ they will become just that. And, when and if they do, our wartime slogan' will be justified. Would there be a better way of keeping faith with the men from whom the war took life? Those men, remember, died believing that slogan. We can make it come true for them if we try hard enough. Isn't it worth tackling? Gould,we observe Armistice day in any more fitting manner than by dedicating ourselves to that task? IN HUMOROUS VEIN Judge—You say the man struck you? Have you any witness thereto? Complainant (points to his swoolen eye)—I have an eye-witness here, your honor. Blinks—Do you know his wife? Jinks—Not unless she is the same one he had last year. "John, I wish you'd drop into the cleaner s with my dress on your way to the office. "All right, my dear. Just tie it around my finger and then I'll be sure to remember."—Boston Transcript. Jane—I'd hate to have everyone talking about me, the way they do about you. Helen—Yeah? Well, I'd hate to have everyone ignore my existence the way they do yours—Cincinnati Enquirer. VEHSATILE VEKSKS. (Brooklyn Eagle.) Its' fun to read a. modern tale Whose characters are smart, And do the very hardest trlcke To thrill a reader's heart. "Sue froze him with a scornful glance." I read that line just now, But if she's red-hot mamma, then Ho 1 11 melt again, somehow. "Jane idly tossed her pretty head," There is a stunt, I'll say, For mine is fastened to my neck And cannot get away. "Girls sweep the ballroom floor with eye*," But that's undignified; That brooms would do a neater loft Cannot be denied.

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