The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on April 24, 1918 · Page 6
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 6

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, April 24, 1918
Page 6
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PAdE SIX. TTTK DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 191S. Monday, Tues Coming fresh from a remarkable engagement at the Cohan Theatre, New York, where it was the supreme photodramatic sensation of the year, we are to see "Redemption," with Evelyn Nesbit and her son, Russell Thaw. In this, her screen debut, Miss Nesbit became a star over night. Broadway went wild over "Redemption." It was a profound sensation, winning instantly by superb photoplay, the thrill and tense interest of its narrative, the great mother-love displayed by the heroine. Miss Neabii's truly wonderful emotional powers, the excellent cast and fine stage direction by Julius Stager and Joseph A. Golden, nothing just like it ever Siad fcesja seen before and Broadway enthusticalJy welcomed the novelty,, Special music for this show which starts at 2 o'clock each day and runs con-iintEous isntil 10.45 P. M, Prices, Afternoon, lOc ffiAKE USE OF SNAKES ·SCIENTISTS FIND DEADLY REPTILES AN AID IN MEDICINE. j 'Captured at Much Risk, Their Pecuniary Value Grtart--Are "Baited" *- to Induce Them to Eject Valuable Poteen. throogfi tie robber and deposits Its \ venom on the glass, which Is then scraped into a phial and the contents sealed down. Tho snake, once cap- ! tared without injury, is a constant · source, of revenue, as the poison is ', quickly secreted .-ifreeh, ready for the i next "baiting." Thus, at last, the | ccake, whose reputation has hitherto '· iee.i mainly earned in its capacity for destroying Ule, may now be said to be : an important ai;ent in. its preserra.- : tlon. ' MAKE PREY OF POOR EXTRAVAGANT FU VERALS EN-[ COURAGED 8Y UNDERTAKER. . The majority of raakei-aio not, as rrw I iwco lip Tn ITS !»oet people suppose, aerresslve In :ruA L l v " Uf ' u I Id itheJr habits, bat, IDre fie Brlttoh 5*iper. far more anstous to get ont of I Mtn ? A TM the Rume » Employed by -Iha -way of human Intruder than I . Reynard In Making Succesiful ·into it. But there are a few famous,' ,4r infamous, exceptions, aad the mam- j jta--one of the largest of toe cobras, '·And a native of Africa--is said to DO ith« most dairgerona reptile in the Srorid. It -will fly at anything and Escapes From the Hounds. '· The reputation of a north of Engi land pack was suffering, and the' : huntsmen were baffled over and over __ i again by a certain fox, which they al- anjtody; goes oat of rt« wry to pick I WE J" S Io£t »* exactly the same spot. » (jnarrel -»-ith eiery paeser-by, and ; He gave them a grand run to the slda ·has even been known to come down ', of the -wood, and then disappeared, trom a tree where 'it was Testing, ap- ; leaving no clew as to -where he had '5«rently fast asleep, to try concju- : holed. Moos with a man armed with a gttn. At laat 'he head huntsman hid him- The only snako that at ail approaches self before the meet at this particular .tho maTnba in ferocity te the great i Place. As usual, Reynard worked off Iflng cobra, or hamadryad of the east, j W* old trick, and thia is how he did which is larger tima tie mamba and [ it- By the Hide of the -wood ran a rail ;»eneralry quite as ready to interfere j fence, and he coolly mounted it, walt- rvith any Jrrinjj creature that comes ; ed along the top for a short distance. '·within its ken. It has been known ' jumped upon a large tree ·which "was :to chase a man on horselack. and so : hollow half-way up, and, creeping In- .fast can it trarel that it is saw none j side, was safe. The hounds, of course, tat a swift-footed animal has any i lost the scent -when he left the ·hance of escape. The poison of both i ground. ; these snakes Is so powerful that, M -As In this case, the two following jscme one once stated in aa exazsiaa-: instances were watched, and the fox -^tion paper on reptiles, "even a. scient- . tried his best move once too often, ijst when bitten . by either of these i Number one was always lost just on ferocious creatures, censes to be Inter- the top of a hill, and it was proved ested in the matter after the space of j that he did not descend the other a few minutes." Among the Anstra 7 I side. On the hilltop there was a hol- ,lian cobras, the pltvrpfir? of America, | low, and he would' run, with the mad the great West African vipers, i hounds not far off, up the bank, and ". there are certain species that prefer \ then quietly, lay himself flat down In ithe offensive to tha defensive method, j the bottom of this hollow. Right over and in most cases it is the aggressive.j him ran the hounds and galloped the varieties that carry the most poison^! horses. When they pulled up over the ous fangs. Snake-baiting is an amusement that few persons would care to indulge in. crest the scent was finished. After they had all passed him, foxy simply crept ont and went back on his old but It appears that this hazardous I track! occupation is an actual-business in j The other one used to trick the certain parts of Australia. Ths poison. ; hounds at the top of a stoep precipice. Is saJd to be invaluaWe in the prepare- j with a face of rocfc over n-hlcli notion of particular medicines, and Is I hound wouM go-- but Reynard did. He also much sought after by scientists j stretched out his legs and slid down and experimented. Its value Is such, j the rock .with his face to It. as a man indeed, that .the snake poison .- col- would, until "his hind legs rested on a lected by the natives or New South: narrow ledge. He let. himself down -Wales has beer, sold lor as much- carefully, walked along the ledge and as a sovereign to twenty.flve shillings ! entered a crevice at tho end. From a grara, whica works out at the amaz- j this placn he apparently had no vay tag fipre of $30.000 per pound troy. ! ot eseape . for the nck waa too ste ·ilu! ov;3ii«ss of snak.Matching IB | to negotiate in either direction. naturally exeewjinglj- dangerous, but ! Jt was , 0 . Jn a. however, that he had a sonic, of the Australian snake hunters j tack door on ^ slde of tll9 hl ,i_ a " . q th " they can 6 thalr , » . quarry vmh no other weapon but their lngs . H ad he 'entered the h dto-fatt^-o" ° ne , i ; ' 3 ^ re »-Uhe s hillside he would have ' r r e e 8 n - i ' r r e e l 8 n i tunnrt running between the two open- ole on been : caught, hut his front door was safe. reptiles are then taken to their perma- neat cagfea, where they are at inter- rals "bolted" with a *ipeclally pre- coursa at Athinfio Afflicted Relatives, in ths First Thrcxi of Distress, I n duced to Assume Pecuniary Burdens That Later Are Severely Feft. One cannot go among the poor very much without hearing' more or less cir- cumstaDtia] stories of how tlio vin- crupuioim undertaker flc-eces thera, ·writes Arthur D. Reorea in Harper's "Weekly. In fact, noLhiag less than ghoulish aro some or the stories lhat are related to ehovr how pressure is brought to bear on distracted people to cause them excessive expense ia burying their dtad. A dyiac husband uf^sed his ·wife that she give him only a plain funeral. She pro dreed, but Vher. iho undertaker came the relatives were present. As soon as she said she wanted only a modest funeral the undertaker sneered. "Is that all you thought of your husband to bury him like that?" She was abajned Into spending not only more than ahe had promised, bat more than the insurance he had asked hor. to earo. "This is the last thing you car. do for your ·wife," one undertaker urged a poor porter, "and you dent want to be haunted by the thought that you were mean." Then the crafty tradesman in death pointed to the children and cruelty wrung the man's heart by nddlng: "If you don't do tho right thing by their mother they will curse you to your dying day." It Its hardly necessary to say that dais distracted man deinonstrated bis lovo for the dead Tdfe and mother by having a funeral which condemned the children to actual hunger and ^rant. Another .undertaker refused to go to Bollevue for the body ot a, child until the mother gave him a (jolden crucifix, an heirloom, as security, Such cases could be multiplied 'If it wera of any uee, for cases of lliis kind are so common among tho very poor as to be almost proverbial. T.'£mt is not to say that all undertaken!, or even a ifiajority of them, are rogues. They are precisely like every other body of men--some honest, some unscrupulous, charging "all that the traffic -will bear." Once having been accepted, the -vulture undertaker has tho family at his mercy. For instance. In one case a cbaitel mortgage on all The household furniture was demanded Tho family refused indignantly. But when they approached a second undertaker they foniTid he wonld not take the case because the code of ethics forbade him. They either had to tah:e tho original undertaker on Ms own terms or submit to having a pauper burial. Acrobatic Pair. "The bride who raa?rrted the military hero went up the aisle, the ac, count sc.ys, on her father's arm." " pared instrument, upoi: whose end raty ' open to """ P uWic - !s n!le of t» 8 "The bridegroom wa-s quite as acro- 1s a rubber band encircling a small P° sslbllltl « f(lr the near future at the i batic. He -pent up ovfir a lot of otter iheet or zliM. The snaka bits* ' 50nth J ? rse y "sort ' '-'- --'-» 1 people's heads," This Possible? Why fa it that American formers today see able to go about their work in peace, to cultivate and develop their farms and to get the foil results of their work in freedom and peace ? Why is it that unlike the devastated districts of Europe, their farms are peaceful and prosperous and no one interferes with their reaping the full reward of their labors ? Just one thing--the United States Govemmeait. The United States Government is simply another way of speaking of the people of America, because, of course, the people are die government. 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