The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1930 · Page 12
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 10, 1930
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FAtrlS v THE BAIL, if UOUR1K.K, UONMJffii LSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 1.0, 1930. At precisely the moment of attack Alan fell from his horse; burning' with the dread fever! Here ·were the native miners without the only man they trusted to lead them against the powerful bandit forces. And here was tlhe only chance to wipe out the bandits and make good a mining undertaking that involved the life savings of hundreds of small investors and the-honor of two men--and a woman! One man was-the ace oif cads, far from the field of danger. Th0 other was a fighter who would risk his life thai right might win--but he lay in a fever, powerless to lead the little band that de- pe ided solely on him. - ' . . . - . The girl was braye and fearless--but she was on ly a girl. And as she hesitated to tell the men of tho catastrophe, she heard them calling to their let .der in voices that carried the ominous note of x . pa nic. "Master of Money," the sensational tale of adventure and love, is the greatest work to come friim the pen of Roy Vickers, one of America's m jst popular serial writers. Don't miss this superb account^ of a woman's a^ rakening in the face of the brutal forces of nc.ture. Read "Master of Money" in Beginning Today All Glassies Bilked by Swindlers in Guise oif For- ... tune Tellers. New Yor:t.~It's this time of year that tho fortune tellers- come back from plnylng tho tank 'town-carnivals and sideshows and prepare; to reap a winter harvest from those-most gullible of crpntures--real New Yorkers. Which led (,'hlef Magistrate JWcAdoo to loan down from his bench a short time a so and issme a more dire than ustm! warning. The chief magistrate phrased It. nicely, .adjuring "nil confiding and credulous, men and women'-'- to avoid swindlers In the pulse of seers, seer-' cases, nnd spiritualists. The fakers reap unions all classes of- Now York society, bin. especially dofthey harvest, among the !o\ver middle classes nnd glean their life savings. Magistrate McAdoo cited several instances of tlia -'sucker season thus far, ninone thorn the prize stories oi tho "soven bind: curses" and the Brooklyn political boss who sprinkled good luck powder on die meeting room Moor, . It was f i'om the dapper and dramatic Alfred Uyrne, the chief magistrate's secretary, that Interesting amplification of these stories came. Mr. Byrne colledM! vhe statistics ou which hjs rhlef bused his warning, and, being a t;ood raconteur, retold them. The Seven Black Curses. ·"Hie scene of the 'seven black curses' was In Rldgewood, ,Queens. The characters Included 1 a hard-headed German woman who married an Irishman and opened a restaurant; the fortune telling lady; the Irish husband-.-.and an honest, non-superstitious po : ] Icevroinan. Business ha.d.not. been so i;ood in the restaurant. "So." sale! Mr. Byrne, "this rlady went to the fortune teller...This gjrpsy looked her over, told -Her a. .few nice things that were going to happen to hoc, and said como back In a few ;lnys. And the woman went Imck-- hard-headed Gorman woman, too. "So now the fortune teller shuffled up f deck of cards and began dealing them out. She dealt out seven --all lilac:*. 'My heavens f she said to the restiurnnt woman. 'You see t h a t ? AH black! Aco, king, queen, jack--nil black. It's tho seven black curses I May heaven pity you, my good woman !' "You c m Imagine how this woman fplt by imw. 8hc pleaded with the fortune roller to do something for her. The tailor junt shook her head ntxdly. 'It's no UKO.' sho said. Tou , tu thei r n r d « dealt out there? Boven | of tliom--nl! bliu'k. The seven black | curse. 1 ). There's nothing 1 can do for i you but pity yon.' ] F'lling on ths Horror*. . I ".So sl-e ushered tho poor woman I .COOL at hoc nlootu. terxltoL that "she wontd 1 come b~he£""'In~8 ' day or two bac'f she come. Sh« was In tears, 'you've got to help me. The soven black curses.' "The fortune teller got out her crystal ball nnd looked In It and said: 'Bach one of those black curses la seven years of bad luck. You've got .* business, ain't you7* 'Yes,' said the woman. 'Restaurant business.' 'I thought so,' sold tho fortune teller. ·Well, your business will be ruined. And you've got a husband, aint youF And the poor woman Bald yes,, she had a husband- 'Well,' said the fortune teller, '})«· will run away from you. -And you've got soma children, ain't you?' And the woman said yea, she had a son. 'He will be run over by a truck,' said the fortune teller, 'and be burned up.' "/Jy this tlm« the poor woman was almost out of her head and crying- for the fortune teller to tako the seven, black curses o ! 'C her. So finally the gyp«y said, "vVult a minute,' and reached behind her for a telephone. She pretended like ahe was talking to some one on the wire. " 'Ten dollar:-- a year for the curses?' ehe sald,^ like she was arguing*- with the person- at the other end of the line. 'Why, thrt would be seven times seventy--$400. No, that's too much: This woman Is a poor woman. What? You'll do It far $400? All j-ight, I'll tell her.' Irioh Hsieband to Rescuo "So the fortune teller told 'the woman: 'For $40O he will take off the seven black curses, and that's choap. Now, you come back tomorrow with the .MOO and we'll take off the curses.' And the poor woman went home still more terrified, for she bad only $150 In the bank, "Well, her ,;ood Irish husband noticed how worried she had been for the last several days, and he finally wormed It out of her. He didn't, take any stock in the fortune.teller or her seven black curses, either, and he went rlgrht out and toid a cop. " '"That's the way we get all these cases--the people that are gypped tell the cop on ihe beat,- and then we hare to arrest them on warrants. We' can't touch the '.fortune tellers except when' neople. complain, and then it's too;; Ia.te :to ;! the poor people's money. "The next diy the restaurant womnn went bnclc rn the fortune teller with her $150, and along with her she took Mary Sullivan, "the policewoman. Mary wuitPd in the anteroom and the woman wont In. Fortune Telier Takes Air. "'Well, 1 suH the fortune teller, 'did you bvlnc the S-lOO? 1 The woman said no; nil tihe had In the world was $150, and vrotildn't the fortune teller ploaso tuko it and remove the seven eursos? Tho fortune teller said no sho would not, Then sho asked who It was the worn in had brought with her, «nd sho tmhi one of her waitresses. '| 'Well,' said t ha fortune teller, 'wait- i reHsos mnks good inonoy, and rnnybe \ nhe'll loan y ni iiomn to make up the S-SOO. Go bri ig h«r In.' "But when tho fortune taller canjfht sight of .the policewoman ahe ducked out of the bi-.cli door nnd alammnd It W-B. had to g it warrant to muke tbo arrest"' · Mr. Byrn* Bald the fbrtun« teller has been on ball out in Rldgcwood for trial on a disorderly conduct charge, the only one which can be made when no money changes hands. TJien he went on to tell about the Brooklyn politician and the stood luck powders. He came all the way over to the chief magistrate's office to make his complaint--realizing after » while that he had been played for a sucker, Was Precinct Captain. "This fellow Is captain of an election district--no, I won't tell yon which purty," began Byrne, "and there Is ft lady captain in the fianie district. The captain's wife went to a fortune teller who told her that her husband and the' lady captain were a little closer than Just being political friends, and the husband went hot footed to the fortune teller to jump on her for saying such things. That's the way, he stiid, that he came to go there In the first place. "He got to teJklng with the fortune toiler, he said, and she told him about tills -powder that would bring good luck when you aprlnkled it around. He got to believing It, I guess, and paid her $5 for a little can of It, "He waa kind of embarrassed telling me all this, and I was embarrassed asking- htm if he actually fell for the bunk. So I put It easily: " 'And did yon use nriy of the powder?" nnd be said yes, sheepishly. i "She had told him If he sprinkled It around In the meeting room the ticket would sure be elected, and he cUd. But when he got to thinking It over he realized what a sucker he'd been played for, so over he came. We fcot out a warrant and arrested the woman." Judge losuoa Warning. Mr. Byrne could have gone on all the rest of the day tolling such stories, but these Illustrate the point. In per- non and from his secretary the chief magistrate had heard enough to war- i-unt his warning. · "Not," said Mr. Byrne, "that It will do niach good, though. I'm afraid it won't These, poor people who fall for fortune tellers and the fake spiritualists (these latter are the ones that trim the what you might say upper classes), won't listen to any warnings. They just say nil we unbelievers are Just too prejudiced and dumb to understand It!" Voices From "Talkie" Rout Bandit Holdups New York.---Voices from a "tiillcle" machine In the Qreenpoint theater, Brooklyn, frightened away three would-be bandits. The bandits had already tied up Edward Jones, sixty- five, and his son, Edward, night watchmen at the theater. They were threatening the Hvo with death · unless they revealed the combination of the snfe. which held S5.00Q. Suddenly voices came from a "talkie" machine which was being repaired and the bandits fled. Whooping Ccragfe On » of " ·! Childhood'* Great llla ! Whooping congh to *n« ox the old-' est known of child disease j, yet there are no tt»rtJiin treatment* rr preventives known. And many p irenia ha?a the wron£ idea about who. ping 'cough. They regard It M a child Ilseaoe that every child must have, an 1 take UttS« trouble to gruard their ehll Iren apalnat^ «xpoHura. regardless of are. But that' la what makoa the dent! rate from whooping cough greater than that from acorlet fever, meat les and infantile parulynlfl cotnblni a. It baa been tflttmated that' who ptng cough Is twenty timed as fatal (or chlldrim nncJw fiva yeans, of age UB for those beyond that Bga. Tliwa aj .proxlrnately 05 per cent of the flejatl 8 from this disease occur In the pr v-school , age group. In time of epldei les or even In iisolatod cases, the Ami rlcan Public Health association iidvls* i parents to keep children, ly thone of pro-school age, nway f ora all nn- aecessary neighborhood · ontacts. It the older children girt th disease Isolate them until several days after the whooping ceaeses.--Pa' hflnder Mag- aztn«. Let Opportuniity Pa s for Real Eitate Profit "It'fl ofitontHhins," saicJ the old settler, "now real wtate 1 as advanced h/ tlite .ovm slnc-e I cm ie here. The corner lot this building a on, for ta- etanca, sold onco for $45 )." "Well, what Is fc worth now?" asked the stranger. "Five thonaand.* 1 "Well, you had a cnnn e to get rich by Investing in land yo iraelf. I suppose you bought eotne real estate?" "Yea, I bought one 1 t--just one." "That has increased In value, has it not?" "l"e«, more than 600 pc f cent." fThat was i?ood in -estment." "Not so awfully good, mister," said the .old settler, «loomllj "I paid $10 for It, and it's worth $7 i now; but it is In the cemetery. The way 1 figure it, I've lost a. heap of noney by not dying forty years ago.' Everyday you will dud homeo and home sitea advertised In our classified oolumns--read tu0ni H u m a n Dixeasc * Old Students oC disease hi ve been much Interested in recent yea s in ferreting out the diseases that a) licted man In prehistoric ages. Ancieni pictures show abnormalities of the o itslde of the body and thus give an i sight Into the conditions that prevailc 1 at the time the records were made. I'he X-ray ba» yielded valuable resultt In the study of the diseases of the bf ue. This evidence Bhows t h a t - tubnrcn- lofiis, Inflammations of he Joints and dental decay were wl lely prevalent for centuries before tlu days of written records, according ct a discussion of the subject in Hyge a Magazine. GHamorous H s£ery Exquisitely ilno go d nnd silver mesh stockings are cr nited now for evening wear, with in ta! frocks or some o'f the rogal ve^i-ots nnd chiffons. They are worn u I h K!) or silver broiMilfd Hllppers for the most Fire in Famous IL S« Capitol Fire, wWch tlireatoned for a wMle to serwwtoly dnirwxgo tlie Capitol, seat of Cong-^iiss, was brought I undor cvntzvi after a havd bntHo. The loss. ' mostly from smoke and water, ho.) been eetknated **. xstHt. Wie flames started it* the studio of high i Obarfea Bffloberiy. , ing, adjcining the dome. Photo KhowB inLerjoitr scene of the charred wreckage ot wabuable «W doeutnente and fitee in the Capitol U. S. Banker Adviser At. Ha-gue Parley Y. Offer; Open Spaces 10-Year-Old ProtBgy Enters High School Jackson E. Reynolds, New York legal and' banking expert, photographed on the S. S. Bercngaria juat prior to sailing for Europe, where he will act a.s one of the advisory coun.sel to the American delegates assembled for The Hague parley. The thorny financial problems which the gathering will have to untangle are to be Kub- litted to expert American o.pinion. Dr. David Mf.ore Robinson, pro fe£i8oi"of archeology at Johns Hop kins Univernity. Baltimore, turned down an offer !o bucome the dear of New York University becaust he'd "have a hurd time finding: ar, open space in ?!ew York" to pitch horseshoes, of which sport he IB ar, ardent devote.'. Dr. Robinsor finds room for "barnyard golf" in the .suburban section of Roland Park, Baltimore, whej:c he lives. Littie Norrisa Thompson, of Hev Canaan, Conn., 10 years old, ha; recently entered high school at th« *Ke when most children are ntlli fompmg around in gramma; icnopl, Norrisa is rated as an ac^optional student. She loves books, but has also displayed an aptitudo tor drawing and dancing, js

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