The Gage Record from Gage, Oklahoma on July 8, 1920 · 2
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The Gage Record from Gage, Oklahoma · 2

Gage, Oklahoma
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Thursday, July 8, 1920
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i THE REPUHLICAN KECOItD (I AGE OKLAHOMA GHOST WITNESS IN COURT TRIAL For Pilgrims to Belleau Wood Air Pilot Has Miraculous Escape r s: T '' Dead Woman -Tells of Procuring Iron With Which Husband Killed Her yrrr rS LIKE STORY OF OLDEN TIMES 8upsrnatural Comaa Again to Play Rscognizsd Part In Affalra of Man in Country Which Calla Itaalf Clvlllzad ' (I Z) I Z ’-' X 1 ' X fi &' i v ! Washington D C — A man la ao cumnI of bcutlng lila wife to death 'and la brought before a high tribunal for trial Judge and Jurors and audl cnee alt and listen In respectful ! Ileuce while the ghost of the dead worn an teal I flea that she herself proeured the Iron bar with whleh she was killed that she had Intended to kill her husband with it and that he bad great provocation to kill her This sounds like a story of olden times It might have happened In any of the great ages of superstition when men believed In the supernatural even more than they did in the natural Civilization Is supposed to have freed man from these ancient fears but it Tlils Is the Y V C A rest house maintained at Uelleou Wood France for the benefit of pilgrims to that scene of one of the great exploits of American soldiers in the war It Is at the edge of the American cemetery l fv - A v -J Ctt - ’ - i-xM '-2 --rythr-- tins not done so The fear Is still latent in us waiting for a chance to express itself For example the In cldent related above hnppenod not In the middle ages or In a fnlry tale but in the Supreme court of the District of Columbia a few days ago The dead woman’s mother testified that she had gone to several mediums had con-ersed with the ghost of her daughter and had so gotten the daughter’s story of what hnppenod Still more Give Sightless Equal Chance DIaced on Same Footing as See ing as Result of Doctor Wheeler’s Observations I NO LONGER AN EXPERIMENT Blind Are1 Taught to Wind Electric Coils — Effect of Being Self-Supporting Keeps Them Healthy and in Good Spirits New York — So many of the war blinded have found work In the electrical manufacturing plant a means of supporting themselves rendering them Independent of any charity or philanthropic assistance that special attention is being directed to the work of Dr Schuyler Skaats Wheeler who made possible tills new field of gain fnl occupation for the sightless There is nothing new In the endeavor to enable the blind to work or even In the effort made to find a ready market for their product but In the Crocker-Wheeler company’s factory the unseeing work on an exact par with the seeing their "goods” therefore being placed in the open market Doctor Wheeler’s Interest In the problem of the blind starting some years ago became Intensified when the war brought their numbers both here find ' abroad to a highly increased total In going through the various departments of the company’s' electrical manufacturing plant at Ampere N J of which he Is president he noted the fact that girls 'skilled in winding wire coils performed their work without watching the movements of their hands as a touch typist or a piano player Ignores her fingers The coil-wtnding girls chatted and laughed among themselves as they worked and their work was satisfactory Doctor Wheeler then blindfolded himself iid attempted to wind a coil He proved to his own satisfaction that here was work which with little practice the sightless could do on a par with normal workers I Proves a Success The Double Duty Finger Guild was the direct result That is the name jglven to the department employing ionly men and women without sight This department has been in successful operation for three years in the Crocker-Wheeler factory and it has iceased to be considered an experiment or even an innovation At first special instructors were engaged and a small group of blind were set to work at winding the wire coils The members of this first group were paid during their apprenticeship 15 cents an hour and after four weeks’ instruction were given places in the shops Later the hourly rate of pay for trained workers was changed to a piecework plan and this proved more Interesting and stimulating to the worker At the factory It was said that a skilled blind worker earned from $3 to $4 a day at piecework More startling than the work in the coil-winding rooms is the handling of various kinds -of machinery by the sightless At the notching machines they put in metal plates and stamp them with the desired notches Blind men also stack these plates or “punch-Ings” and weigh them Sightless typists and stenographers also are employed by the company In the jobroom a special system of Individual records keeps track of more than 2000 Jobs in process Here a blind stenographer handles the phone calls coming In dt spaced plugs down the length of the room using a simple chair and typewriter stand on rollers In which she travels up and down the line A Blind Secretary Miss Jessie Lewis secretary to Mrs Ida H Gifford director of the Double Duty Finger Guild handles the stenographic work and filing in the guild’s office She Is a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind Miss Lewis Is the creator of the American Braise shorthand system- All her cards and records are marked in Braille and she turns to a desired paper with the ease and promptness of a skilled sighted worker Most of the successful blind applicants for positions in ' the factory come from Independent sources rather than Institutions The age limit Is supposed to be forty-five although older men from the state of New Jersey have been accepted Two persons must guarantee one month’s board and return carfare In case the applicant does not “make good” The worker stands absolutely on his own merit and soon learns to take pride In bringing his work up to the standard required by the factory Inspectors Marked Independence Is shown by the sightless employees In handling their work and In moving about the factory and grounds The effect upon them of being self-supporting and engaged in work which is the same ns that done by - normal persons and which must pass the same tests of inspection works wonders in keeping them up to a healthy standard of good spirits and courage astonishing she testified that an a slstant United States attorney had advised her to consult mediums When you tnke this In connection with thl fact tliut the Supreme coud evldentlj listened to the ghost conversation ns part of the testimony you cannot blink at the conclusion that a ghost has been admitted to a court of Justice in ths United States The supernatural hn come ngnin to jlay a formal and recognized part In the affairs of men in a country which calls Itself civilized Spiritualism Involved Of course the whole question of spiritualism Is here Involved There nre ninny Intelligent and sincere people who believe that the existence of ghosts who can communicate with us has been proved Out in the West there Is a certain placer deposit of gold which has been the grave of mnny fortunes One man after another has tried to get this gold and all have failed Finally along came an Inventor with a most Ingenious and expensive plnn for getting the gold lie ltad absolute faith In it It appeared that he was In communication with the ghost of his dead sister and that she had Imparted this plan to him and had told him It was sure to succeed He spent every cent he owned and could borrow on the plan and lost It all The ghost was wrong Here Is another example of a meddlesome ghost who sought to make trouble A young and attractive widow was Invited by an older woman who lived In the same boarding house to Join her In some oulja board excursions to the land of the dead - They Immediately got Into communication with the spirit of the young woman’s dead husband He proceeded to criticize her goings and comings at groat length He objected to the man she went with He told her that such and such a man was Immoral that ' another ate cocaine that a third had a wife living In Australia He advised her to give up all frivolities and stay at home nights Widow Is Troubled The young widow was considerably troubled at first But Bhe had strong common sense She reflected that even If spiritism was a true revelation there were fake mediums and her elderly friend might be one of them She also reflected that her husband in life had been a Jealous fellow inclined to lie about all possible rivals and she saw no reason to believe that death had reformed him She wa able to prove that some of the messages which had been sent her from “The Beyond” were not In accord with the facts When the next oulja board session came off there was a struggle Hubble tried to get In some more advice but the young widow had strong hands Instead of hubby It was the defunct aunt of her elderly friend who got the floor This departed lady Informed the elderly friend that she was In danger of' serious financial reverses that she was apt to die a violent death proba-i bly by falling down stairs that the rubber company In which she had bought three shares of stock was a swindle and that If she did not drink less tea she would get cirrhosis of the liver All of this threw the good woman Into a sweat of apprehension the oulja board readings were discontinued and the dead husband lost his only means of communication with the world of the living to the great relief of his widow — Frederic J Haskln In Chicago News A const patrol pilot on duty from Langley field to New York recently had a miraculous escape when a gust of wind caused his plane to turn a complete somersault The mishap occurred Just as the avlntor was making a forced landing on the beach at Cope May N J This photo shows a ’’flivver” assisted by sailors from the Days' station at Cape May N J righting the plane 5 BIG REVIVAL IN DUTCH SHIPPING 267000 Tons Entered Amsterdam in 1918 While in 1919 It Reached 2117000 PREDICT GREATER INCREASE Writer Sees Dangerous Rival to Rotterdam in Antwerp In the Future -—Operating Expenses Show Great Increase Washington — The remarkable recovery of Holland’s shipping since the war restrictions have been removed Is shown by a report to the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce showing that the gross tonnage of ships entering Amsterdam in 1918 was 207000 tons while In 1919 It increased to 2117000 tons at Rotterdam 1261000 gross tons In 1918 and 2117000 in 1919 A still greater Increase is predicted for 1920 That the Dutch however see a dangerous rival to Rotterdam in Antwerp is shown by the comments of B Nler-gtrasz as translated from an article that appeared recently In In-en Ult-voer regarding the shipping situation which said: “There Is no doubt that 1920 will show a still greater increase In shipping although before normal conditions can be restored the recovery of the hinterland Central Europe Is essential -“It seems certain that In the future Rotterdam will have to face keen com petition from Antwerp Rotterdam has an advantage In Its unequaled connections with the sea and the Rhine Antwerp on the other hand-has as a foundation Belgium’s rapidly recuperating Industry whereas the Netherlands Is not so well favored Development of Shipping “Next to the figures of shipping In the - Dutch harbors the development of shipping under the Dutch flag merits attention ' The Dutch fleet has a carrying capacity of 2225000 tods and Is now despite all losses and the ex- Meeting the Housing Problem in Berlin m I I J t w r '-A ' '4 : 7 ' ' Ll Ring Lost Year Found Round Neck of Dead Rat - Fairmont W Va — Miss Madge Knlsely fourteen-year-old daughter of Benjamin Knlsely of near here lost a ring last spring while feeding pigs The other day her father found a dead rat with the ring around its neck- The -rat had died of strangulation The ring evidently had slipped over the rodent’s head while It was small and slowly choked It as it grew 0 0 0 0 0 0 ' 0 0 ' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 traordlnary high purchase cost larger than before the war The major portion of the extraordinarily large profits made by the shipping companies during the war and In 1919 was not paid out in the form of dividends but was carried over to reserve and building funds by which method means were found to cover an Important part of the cost of building and purchases” The writer then points out that various factors have worked toward higher freight rates among them - the decline In the value of money high operating costs Including high wages dear coal and supplies decreased returns per unit of tonnage in a given period and high purchase prices for material A very Important factor he declares Is decreased returns on tonnage He says: “Before the war under the pressure of mutual competition the economical employment of tonnage had been extremely well organized - It was an exceeding fine sensitive fabric which demanded continual care against disturbance even from slight causes The war not only disturbed but completely crushed this sensitive Instrument - as It did so many other things “At present we see the world’s traffic disorganized ' Formerly raw male-rials were brought from the nearest ca and South Africa to Europe from England to the Netherlands and Is sent from Germnny to France via the Netherlands ' Grain no longer comes from the Black sea and from North America to Europe but from South America Iron comes from North America Instead of from England and' Germany and so forth Operating Expenses Increase "The delay In the harbors is doubled-if not more than doubled because of laxness on the part of the workers congestion at the' loading discharging and transshipment points short worklbg hours etc The duration of voyages has thus Increased — for short voyages by an average of-100 per cent and for long voyages by about 50 per cent 'Also considerably more long voyages are made than a rational distribution of tne world's supplies would call for The high cost ’ of the material brings with It in-: creased operating expenses and thus exercises another Indirect Influence on ocean freights - “The high operating expenses necessarily bring with -them an absolutely higher margin of profit which may be proportionately no larger than those to ' which we 'were formerly accustomed For example take a case where the transportation of a given cargo for given distance before the war Incurred an outlay of 10000 florins and now costs say 100000 florins If formerly on an outlay of 10000 florins a margin of profit of say 1000 florins was Included '(which was netted with much greater security and within a previously calculated period) then on an outlay of 100000 florins a margin of profit of at least 10000 florins must be made the certainty of which Is muefi less and which may only be net- sources of supply to the Industrial centers but at present the contrary I ted partially or wholly after a much Is the case Coal comes from Ameri-I longer' period” TOO MUCH SULLIVAN - Sullivans Nab : Sullivans ' - Sullivans Fight When More' ' Sullivans ' Jug Sullivans and Judge Sullivan Frees’Them ' With Warning - - - - J - Chicago — Aberdeen street despite the thunderstorm was peaceful until Pat Sullivan saw Frank Sullivan at the corner of Harrison street They agreed Ireland should have home rule' but couldn’t agree when - Pat said Ireland should have It now Frank Insisted Ireland should have had It a year ago That was enough " When Patrolman Sidney Sullivan of the Maxwell street station bore down oh them four fists were disturbing the peace about as rapidly as It could be disturbed iL- “The Sullivans nre at it again” said Patrolman Sullivan when he returned to the station with the pair Desk Sergeant Mike Sulliyai) grinned and booked them for disorder- y' conduct” ( “Jerry Sullivan I”-he shouted- And the lockup keeper of that name came on the run and escorted them to a cell while the warrant clerk- J L" Sullivan- - made -OHt the complaint Then they were haled before Judge D W Sullivan “Fighting Is a bad thing” said the Judge This coming from a Sullivan struck Pat as humorous ' ' “ ’TIs not so bad as you think” he grinned "Sure and we’re not brothers or any relation at all at all” Frank laughed "It is no tlm6 for smiles” snapped the Judge banging his gavel “Take him back to the lockup Jerry until he can keep his face straight Pat you go back’ too though It’s not safe to have you both In the same jail” Fifteen minutes later they were brought back Judge Sullivan looked at Frank’s glum face‘"Pat was gravity Itself “That’s better J u said the court “Now smile” “ Pat looked ' at Frank' Frank looked at Pat The smiles wouldn’t come “Discharged” said the court Both grinned ‘‘But I’ll not -be so easy next time I” shouted Judge Sullivan as Pat and Frank Sullivan' keeping ’their distance walked defiantly past Patrolman Sul-livun Lockup Keeper Sullivan and Warrant Clerk Sullivan and shot a wink at Desk" Sergeant Sullivan as they departed - ' s CANNOT BUY A HUSBAND Russian Girl Offers Rubles in Vain at Manila 5 ’it XL t i v - i i y 1 t £ ” ?$- v ' i i 5 $ 7 'I- - t s tf a I f Y'- i 9 i ' 5 ’ 4 $: i k' ' : i v -4 Eager to Escape Terrors of Russia Girls Go as Stowaways to Philippines Vie cJo'ii 'ie of i lie Mnru of a village” couairucU-d Ly tle Brtia authorities to meet the shortage f houses — Manila P L— Some of the Russian girls who were disappointed in not obtaining American soldier husbands at Vladivostok disguised themselves in American uniforms stowed away on transports and came to Manila so eager were they to escape from tlie turmoil and suffering w hich had prevailed in Siberia almost since the beginning of the war These stowaways were turned over to the authorities here to be deported to the country whence they came Several of them were married at the rler while awaiting to be put on board a transport for the voyage back to Vladivostok which made them American citizens and gave them the right ‘ to remain here - - One of these stowaways clad In male attire when about to be placed on board a transport for deportation with several thousand rubles ' in' her bands appealed to the crowd at the pier for some man to marry her and save her from what she said would be certain death If she were returned to Siberia The Russian money which Is now of little value appeared to have ho Influence toward bringing forth a husband for the woman and she was sent back to Siberia Three hundred or more Russian war brides” who have come here from Siberia with their soldier husbands are to be sent to the United States by the government as soon as transportation Is available Army authorities decided that they with few exceptions should be sent to the United States and there distributed among the army camp and posts where quarters are available for married enlisted men Man Baptized in - Coffin Dead in Kentucky Hickman Ky — Paul -Eldrldge who ‘ was baptized In a coffin here Is dead: He wfis too ill to be carried to the church so his family made an improvised baptistry of a coffin which they lined with oil cloth and success- fully baptized him - Elder E L Miley of the Christian church J performed the rite A wife and 0- several-children survive 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0- 0 Why Farmers Go to the Poorhou6e Glenvllle W Va — Frank Johnson farmer who lost bis spectacles In a sack of potatoes last fall Is aain In possession of them having found them In a barrel of seed potatoes from n mail order house Lost fall be sold his entire crop at the prevail Jr s market price of $2 a bushel When he emptied the barrel of eecd pntatea for which he paid $5 a bushel he too ml his spectacle case atnoof the tubera if-

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