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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
IRA L. BARE, Publlahor.
TERMS, $1.25 IN ADVANCE.
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MENACE OF DRUGS.
Tho numbor of peoplo In thin coun
try who nro becoming addicted to tho
different phases of what Ib known an
the drufj habit la bo numerous as to
exclto alarm. Years ago tho victims
of drugs wore confined to consumers
of opium or morphlno, says tho Mil
waulioo Wisconsin. Now thero Is a
consldornblo variety of hablt-formlng
t'rugB, with cocalno nt the head of tho
list. At first It was hallod for Us
usefulness ns a local anesthetic. Now
It Ib dreaded for tho number of men
and women who ha.vo fallen under Its
sway, and whom It reduces to a condi
tion of moral Irresponsibility. Many
probably nearly all of tho victims
of cocalno and other hablt-formlnE
drugs ubo thorn at first for medicine.
They nro prescribed by physicians to
allay pain. Tho hideous evils that fol
low slavery to theso drugs rarely are
dreamed of by thoso who use them,
until after tholr ubo has become a
hublt, and then tho damage Is done
for dr habits, onco formed, aro In
conceivably difficult to break. These
drugs shatter tho nervous syBtem and
blunt tho moral faculties and predis
poso tholr slaves to crime No won
der that physicians and officials
charged with tho administration of tho
criminal laws aro banding together to
check the salo and uso of thoso in
sidious destroyers of health and mor
als. As our mannors Improve, havo our(
children as good mannors as our fa
thers or grandfathers had? Wo do not
mean by good manners what tho now-,
er term aoclal otlquctto Implies.
Among tho so-called social sots wo
find chnnglng codes which direct tho
form of handshaking, modes of ox
VroBsIon In mooting people, repetition
nf useless "don't you knows" In con
versation, ability to select from mul
tiform knives, forks and spoons for
tho multiform courses at luncheon and
dinner, says tho Knoxvlllo Journal and
Times. Wo can dotect no purposo In
thoBo flippant forms of fashion except
ing as tho knowledge Is a badgo of
fellowship. And thoro Booms to bo
much striving to got within tho clrclo.
Hut thcBO mannerisms aro not good
mannors. Tho csaonco of good man
nors is kindness and courtosy. Thoy
extend bolow tho surface deep into
tho character. A person habitually po
llto la ouo who haB transformed Into
conduct tho habit of thinking of oth
ers. Thoy nro apostles of good chocr,
bolng unwilling to causo embarrass
ment or chagrin to either tholr aoclal
confroreH or tho lowliest person thoy
Thoy pay tho waltor for tho priv
ilege of bolng served at all, aftor
paying tho head waiter to got a table
If tho restaurant is full. Thoy pay to
havo their hat and coat kopt for thorn
during tho meal, pay for getting a
taxicab, and aftor it la over and pay
tho chauffeur for tho prlvllogo of rid
ing homo with him in a cab for which
tho company has had to pay tho hotol
liccnso feo for tho right to ubo tho
public streets. Bays tho Now York
World,. From tho tlmo thoy ontor a
restaurant until aftor they havo loft
It thoy aro subjected to numerous di
rect taxes, In addition to tho indirect
taxes imposed for music and inarblo
corridors, which nro but tll-dlsgulsed
in tho exorbitant prices charged for
tho food. Why should not tho Hotol
association round out tho system of
potty extortion by charging for udmls
HlonT If, aB reported", tho sultan of Tur
key sent a bug of mlllot sued to tho
king of Bulgaria to show his numerical
strength, and tho king of Bulgaria sent
back a bag of poppor sooda to show
tho stylo of opposition, tho incident
typifies tho struggle botwoon quan
tity and quality which has had but ono
result Blnco tho world began. Mero
bruto strength and numbor no longer
count In tho groat contests of tho
Tho llttlo Irish cow haB proved a
prUo wlnnor at tho National Dairy
Show In Chicago. Lard DccIcb ex
hibited n herd of ten, which was
awarded sovornl first prices, and throo
seconds. Cows competent na theso
would boat tho pig for paying tho
'An English woman left $G00 In hor
will to another woman for smlllug
pleasantly at hor aB thoy loft church.
Such a bequest does moro far tho sun
fihlno habit than any amount of mero
Tho society leader who proposes
that dog shall bo eaten as a rollof
from tho high cost of meat, should bo
gin aB an example. Wo do not know
of any law prohibiting tho consump
tion of Boston bull steak or poodlo
chops by tho glided circles.
Cholera killing 10,000 out of 21,000
cases roported In ouo province It) In
dia in a month Is described ns not be
ing ns severe as usual. What would
thoy call severe, anyway?
Where Risk Is Greater Than That in Late Wars
hij urF in
EW YORK. Rear Admiral Roblcy
Evans onco said that he would
sooner stand on tho brldgo of tho bat
tleship Ohio during a soa fight than
cross Hroadway. His view of the
hazards of Now York streets was not
exaggerated, If you consider tho fact
that 423 people woro killed and 2,004
Injured by automobiles, Btreot cars,
and borao-drawn vehlcloo In tho city
last year. If statistics provo any
thing. It is safer to shoulder your
rlllo and go to a minor war than
traverse tho atrcots of tho metropolis.
Just look back upon tho records
of tho American regular army and
eoo If this Ib not correct. Tnko tho
Indian wnrs from 1789 to 1812, a pe
riod of 23 years. Twenty, officers and
2G men, a total of 74G, woro killed In
.Excited Woman Reports
UFFALO, N. Y. Tho presence of u
largo crowd about an automobile
at Main and Carjton streets at 5:30
o'clock the other afternoon was tele
phoned to pollco stutlon No. 3 by u
"It must havo been a fiorco acci
dent," said she. "There's a man undor
tho car and ho looks to bo dead."
Her description aroused Desk Ser
"Clear tho decks for action," roared
he, stepping from tho telophono booth.
"Send tho roBorvo horo quick, Pikol"
"What's up?" asked Plko.
"You'll hear mo tolling tho reserves,
(lot them on tho Jump," answered
"I'd llko to bo a captain or a lieu
tenant for ono mlnuto and I'd sit on
you,' muttered Pike. But ho did as
ho was told and rounded up I'olicomon
Powers and Winters, who stood at at
tention In front of Healy In less than
"Thero's a man killed at Main and
Carlton streets," said Healy, "and got
thoro as quick as your mortal legs or
a strcot car will tako you."
Tho two policemen got a street car
at Main and Chippewa streets, it bo
lng tho quickest moans of locomotion
that Is furnlRhod In tho third precinct.
"It's a tough world," remarked Iloa
ly to Plko. "I supposo that man wan
going homo to his supper or dinner,
whichever ho callod it."
Woe for Messenger; "Cute
CHICAGO. Jimmy Malbaum, special
delivery messenger, has been ban
ished In disgrace from tho federal
building. It Un't Jimmy's personality
that's wrong ho Is, or waB, of a lov
ablo and onorgetlc disposition; it's
Jimmy's oxilo dates from tho tlmo
ho went to tho town of Jefferson with
ii special dollvory lettor. Trlppllng
morrlly along, Jimmy's oyes fell on a
cutu llttlo black and whlto puppy
crouched on tho sidewalk. Across
Jimmy's mind flashed tho ldoa that
ho would corral thnt "pup" In his mall
bag and tako it homo. Ho took after
Tho chaso finally wound up In a
nenrby thlckot. Jimmy gavo up aftor
a full flvo minutes' endeavor. Disap
pointed, ho went back to tho car lino.
A car happened along, and Jimmy
Errand Kills Horse and
O LEVELAND, O.
Bteon, boardor at tho homo of Jo-
Bopli Sechmopzor, Main nnd Center
Avonues, Is poaltlvoly convinced "ho'B
tho guy that put tho tuno is miBfor
tune." Happy Hooligan In his palm
lost dayB llvod In a shower of dollar
bills and turkoy Buppors compared
to tho luck ho had yestorday, Gablo
Gnblostoen borrowed a horse from
Sochmopzor and hired u wagon from
tho West Sldo TrnuBfor company. Ho
drovo to Pnrma to bring a trunk and
two suitcases into Cleveland. On his
way homo to Parma tho horso foil
exhausted at Fulton road and Clnrko
nvonuo. In fulling tho animal broko
both shaftB of tho wagon,
Gablostoon telephoned tho transfer
company to Bond a rig to got his
trunk and cases and another to tako
tho wagon to tho barn,
When tho transfer driver started to
tako tho rig away and. left tho horso
lying In tho strcot a general discus
sion among onlookers started, nnd it
thoso wars. That Is less thun twlco
tho numbor of Btreet victims In New
York last year. Tho war of 1812 with
Great Britain, lasting four years, took
tho Uvea of 65 Amofycan ofllcors and
1.23C men. That was n hot contest,
but tho average number of, casualties
each year was considerably lobs than
The war with Spain created plenty
of excitement, but Spanish bullets
and sholls did not play tho same,
amount of havoc with Americana as
did tho city's vehicles In 1911. Take,
for lnstnnco, tho fighting around San
tiago from Juno 22 to July 17, 1898.
This resulted in tho death of 21 offi
cers and 222 men attnehed to tho
Fifth army corps, whllo 101 officers
and 1,341 wero wounded.
Theso figures aro Illuminating, n
nsmuch as thoy show that the reck
less and careless driver, bo ho chauf
four, motorman or whip, Is already a
menace to the city's peace and com
fort. And, although ho kills, he
usually goes unpunished. Ho la frco
to kill again. Tho law rarely holdB
him accountable for his crime, and
tho family of tho victim has no re-
I dress and receives no pension.
a Fierce Accident
Plko Inquired whnt had killed him
and Healy replied that It was an au
tomobile. "All I know Is thnt a woman says
ho's under tho car," said Healy to an
Inquiry of Piko for particulars.
Powers and Winters returned to tho
station houso aftor tho lapso of about
thirty minutes. Thoy woro passing on
to tho reservo room without evon a
glanco at Healy.
"What did 'you find, boys?" asked he.
"There was a fellow and his car
stopped at tho top of tho hill and ho
waB under tho car fixing up tho
works," said Powers. "It waB an old,
ono-cyllndor affair with a bum lamp.
I asked him what was tho matter and
ho Bald that was what ho was try
ing to find out. Ho thought tho car
rwaa likely to start any second and it
did whllo Winters and wo mero scat
tering the crowd."
"You didn't got his namo," said
"Wo didn't ask," said Powers.
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Puppy" Was a Skunk
Tho conductor clanged tho bull for
a start and then clanged still harder
for a stop.
"HI, you'll havo to got on tho front
platform," ho yelled to Jimmy. Jimmy
Tho motorman took ono whiff and
then stopped tho car.
"Say, kid, If youso wants to rldo on
this boat board tho fender. I can't
stand tho gaff," tho knight of tho con
"Sny, tako this bundlo out," n mall
clerk told Jimmy as Boon ns he laud
ed, whllo tho other employees scur
ried for windows.
Ab luck happened, tho bundlo of
speclalB wnB for tho hotol run. Tho
first stop was tho Palmer houso. Jim
my hnd hardly landed when tho bond
olork rtmhod for n telophono and called
up tho postofilcc.
"Say, do you want to drive all our
patrons out?" ho yolled through tho
transmitter. "TIiIb kid is awful."
That finished Jimmy. Anothor de
livery boy mot him on tho corner out
sldo tho building and relieved him of
In explanation it might bo said and
reliably that tho "puppy" Jimmy
tried to catch wub of the genus spilo
galc otherwise a skunk.
ended in a froo-for-all fight. Gablo
Btcon fiod. Patrolman Donnollan, of
tho West 25th strcot station, restored
Dounollnn also telephoned for Vet-
orlnnry Surgeon P. R. Powell, 3002 ,
lIT.nA 11,1. n,..-ii, T),-nnlt m.nnml I m n '
tVl'UI. mUIU dhuuv. uhu iJiuuiviu mo
At 11 o'clock that night Gnblcstoen
put in an nppearauco at Scchmop
zer's home. Aftor explanations ho
figured out whnt It cost, bosldes tho
troublo ho got Into, to move a trunk
and two Bultcnsoa from Parma.
Tho answer is: Ono horso, $150;
damaged wagon, $14; services of ono
j veterinary surgeon, $2
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Tho latest foiblo of fashion is tho fur fox scarf. Tho inanlmato deco
ration is used by tho young lady In the guiso of a pet. It is also used for
. neck covering on evening gowns. It is ono of tho winter's novelties.
BLOUSE TRIMMED WITH FUR
Showing, the Possibilities of This
' Charming Ornamentation When
It Is Properly Applied.
Our artlBt has illustrated in tho
Bkotch before you nn excellent ex
ample of tho charm of fur trimming.
Tho nlllanco of a laco waistcoat with
whlto panno gives added charm. This
blouso is especially suited to flvo
o'clock calls or brldgo teas, especially
as it can bo comfortably worn under
a fur or velvet coat. Tho foundation
Ib of dull Louis blue satin, veiled all
over with deep purplo chiffon so as to
correspond with tho skirt of purplo
cloth. Tho roll-over collar nnd wait
band Ib of deep purplo velvet, tho col
lar and oversleeve of which nro edged
with skunk. On tho head Ib worn a
Boft boret of ruby volvotmnd purplo,
with a big whlto heron's feather. A
novelty Is ohown in tho muff of skunk
with an ontlro skin of whlto fox, lined
with purplo silk, flatly applied on tho
muff In hearth-rug fashion.
Buttoned Down the Back.
SklrtB buttoned all tho way down
tho back aro tho latost caper of fash
Ion. An evening gown, worn at a
largo reception recently, hnd ono of
thoBo skirts. Tho gown wan of palo
yellow satin charmeuBO-tho aides of
tho skirt bolng lifted In slight draped
effect at tho hip and passing under
tho broad panel which formed back
and train. This back panel was but
toned down tho center with small but
tons of tho yellow satin set closely
together, and tho lino of buttons ox
tended from tho waist lino to tho
end of tho trnln. Tho satin skirt
was draped up ovor bodice of yellow
chiffon, nnd yellow satin buttoned
bootB nnd long, embroidered gloves of
pnlo yellow Bilk completed tho cos
Suits combining broadcloth and vel
vet nro effective. Throo-ploco cos
tumed aro made of charmouso and vel
vet, tho latter being used for tho coat
and tho dress trimming.
RAINY DAY SUIT FOR CHILD
Something That Every Youngster
Needs Its Manufacture and Proper
Mode of Preservation.
Overalls Get a pattern one size
larger than ago called for; cut tho pat
tern off Just above tho knee, and if de
sired raise tho material undor tho
arm, also over tho back and chest.
This is not always necessary; it de
pends upon tho pattorn of overall. Try
tho pattern against tho child, and al
low from four to six Inches below tho
Cape Circular cape; length, a llt
tlo shorter than length insido of the
elbow, to give perfect freedom.
Sleeves Plain, not full, cut by any
ordinary sleeve pattorn.
Placo tho cape and tho sleeves on
tho child and whero tho sleeves nat
urally Join tho capo, pin over tho
shoulder and baste. Tho underpart
of tho sleeve is left free, and Ib bound
with narrow bias fold of material or
tape. Stitch tho military strap on top
of tho shouldor of tho cape to pro
vent tho stitching showing. This addds
strength and gives a trim effect.
When tho costume Is complete, dip
in melted paraffin (which has been
removed from tho stove) in a kottlo
largo enough to allow tho goods to bo
well immersed. Loavo in tho hot so
lution for ten or fifteen minutes, allow
ing tho parts equal opportunity to ab
Borb paraffin. Lift out carefully by
tho hem and allow to drip. When dry,
tho garment will bo stiff. Rub between
tho hands to reduce stiffness and re
movo any unnecessary paraffin, which
is apt to bo too thick In heavy places.
Tho garment may bo redlppod at any
tlmo and tho san'o paraflln may bo
.used again. Generally two dippings
annually give perfect satisfaction.
Soft satins nro draped with mousse
lino and chiffon, having a covering of
RennalBanco scrollwork all over in a
darker shade, that Is most lovely. The
gracoful drapery of such gowns is
qulto indescribable. A very, pretty soft
falling black satin has a black laco
front over whlto chiffon, tho vest all
puckered and whlto chiffon brought
to tho neck with tho black laco on
either sldo. Tho sleeves nro made of
black tullo puffings ovor whlto to tho
wrist. On many of tho black dresses
u touch of color Is Introduced and ha3
a wonderful effect, seeing how llttlo
Is used Just n strip of ribbon Intro
duced on ono sldo. Many of tho gowns
mndo in diaphanous materials havo
a panel of satin starting from above
tho waist and carried down tho on
tlro longth of tho skirt.
Plush as Coat Trimming.
Ono of tho trimming notes thnt
havo met with great success in coats
at tho present tlmo is plush, says the
Dry Goods Economist. Tho plush UBed
haB a very deep nap, giving tho effect
of fur. It makes a most attractive
finish. Seal brown, which gives tho
snmo effoct as beaver, and taupe,
which gives tho effect of mole, aro
among tho popular colors.
Color Beauty Touches.
Tho Romnn sash lends a pretty ef
fectiveness to tho plain tailored vel
vet till tho Idea shall havo been taken
up too commonly, and thero aro many
other llttlo adaptations of color that
enhance their beauty.
WENT AWAY WITH THE BOOTY
lderly Irish Lady Proved She Was
Quito Capable of Rising to
Lord Spencer, when viceroy of Iro
and, used to keep open house, nnd all
ladles and gentlemen who had attend
ed drawing-rooms or lovees had an un
written right to attend tho St. Pat
rick's day ball. Some very queer peo
plo used to present themselves.
Not contented with eating and drink
lug all thoy could, many persons used,
to make predatory raids on tho tables
and carry off eatables of all sorts. On
ono occastpu tho comptroller saw a
stout, elderly lady tako a wholo fowl
and Btuff it with considerable doftness
Into a Bomowhat capacious silk and
embroidered bag. Ho nt onco went
up to her and, pointing with his finger
at tho bag, said:
"Madam, won't you tako somo ham
The good lady was not in tho least
abashed, but replied:
"Ah,, captain, suro It's a Joker you
are," and stuck to her booty. From
Sir Alfred Turner's Autobiography.
HAIR CAME OUT IN BUNCHES
813 E. Second St., Muncio, Ind. "My
I llttlo girl had n bad breaking out on
tho Bcalp. It was llttlo whlto lumps.
Tho pimples would break out as largo
ns a common plnhcad nil over her
head. Thoy would broak and run yel
low matter. Sho suffered nearly a year
with Itching and burning. It, was sore
and Itched all tho time. Tho matter
that ran from nor head was very thick.
I did not comb her hair very often, hor
head was too soro to comb It, and
when I did comb, it camo out in
bunches. Somo nights her head, itched
eo bad sho could not slcop.
"I tried several different soaps and
ointments, also patent medicine, but
nothing could I get to stop it I began
using Cutlcura Soap nnd Cutlcura
Ointment this summer aftor I sent for
iho freo samples. I used them and
Hicy did so much good I bought a.cako
ft Cutlcura Soap and somo Cutlcura
hlntment. I washed hor head with
tlutlcura Soap and rubbed tho Cutlcura
Ointment in tho scalp every two
Keeks. A week after I had washed her
head threo times you could not tell sho
over had a breaking out on hor head.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment also modo
tho hair grow beautifully." (Signed)
Mrs. Emma Patterson, Dec. 22, 1911.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout tho world. Sample of each,
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura, Dept L, Boston."
"Mine is a sunny lot," ho moaned. '
Ho moaned about it becauso his lot
was bo sunny he couldn't sell It.
Constipation causes and seriously BRpra
vatcs many diseases. It is thoroughly cured
by Dr. Pierce'B Pellets. Tiny sugar-coated
It is difficult for a woman to enact
tho dual rolo of soul mate and help
mate. YOU CAN CURB CATARRH
By uslnsr Cofo'n Carboll3alvc. It la a most
eflective remedy. All druggists. 25 and 50c. Adv.
Some peoplo fail to -win because oth,
ers do not lose.
We aro most apt to realize that tlmo
is money when tho interest comes duev
Does a Sharp
Pain Hit You?
a S on"
its a sign ot
sick kidneys, es
pecially if the kid
ney action is
passages scanty or
too frequent o r
Do not neglect
any little kidney
ill for tho slight
troubles run into
Stono or Briglit's
Use Doan's Kidney Pills. This good
remedy cures bad kidneys.
AN IDAHO CASE.
I C. Warner, N. ralrfield Ave., Toca
tfllo, Ida, 8b: "I Buffered severely
from gravel and many of the attacks
confined mo to bed for weeks. The pnln
I endured when tho stones were passing
was Indescribable. Donn'B Kidney rills
cured me completely and the euro has
been permanent. Though In my 75th
year I am hale and hearty." '
Get Doan's at Any Drag Store, 50e n Box
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