The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, September 03, 1936, Image 2
By FLOYD GIBBONS AN’ it's a yarn from old Ireland we’re havin’ today, an it 11 be ■ Jack Boyd of New York city, that’s a-tellin' of it. It hap pened in November, 1916, long before Jack was ever afther cornin’ to this country, and when he was on a ten-day leave from the trenches of France an’ having a bit of a dhrink at a pub in the village of Moyne. In any other country, Jack might have finished his drink and gone his way. But there's something about the “ould sod” that makes It a favorite roosting place for Old Lady Adventure. Maybe the gal was born there. Anyway, she keeps things humming in that neck of the woods. It’s a rare Irishman that can go through a day without having something happen to him. At a table on the other side of the room were two men. They looked like prosperous farmers—landed gentry they call them over there on the other side—and they had stopped talking a couple of times to stare at Jack. Jack didn’t know either one of them. He was visiting some friends and had never been in the neighborhood before. But after a while one of the men came walking over to his table. John and Pat Were a Couple of Old Sports. The men's names, Jack learned later, were John and Pat. This one Was John. He sat down and asked Jack if he'd Just come from France. Jack said he had. And the next remark sort of took Jack by surprise. “How would you like to earn ten pounds?" John asked him. John and Tat looked like a couple of old sports but just the same, ten pounds is a lot of money in Ireland. Jark said he’d make no answer until he knew what he had to do to earn the money. Then sporty old John unfolded as fantastic a set of conditions as ever he had heard In his life. “Two miles up the river,” John said, "there is an old deserted ab bey, undermined with caves. There's a tower in the middle of it, about a hundred feet high. At the bottom of that tower is a room with an altar in it. The good monks used to pray there, but since Cromwell's time the abbey has been abandoned, and now it is used as a burial place Sentinels of the Ruined Abbey Were the Dead. “At the foot of that altar there are six human skulls. I want to know if you have the courage to go there tonight at one o'clock, get one of those skulls and bring it here to me tomorrow. That's all Two Pale Yellow Lights Were Dancing About the Altar. you’ve got to do,” John said—and then he looked sort of queerly at Jack as he added, "There are no keepers or watchmen, and nobody will know what has happened—but the Dead.” But the Dead! Jack didn’t like the way he said that. But ten pounds was a lot of money. It would buy him many a pack of fags—many a bottle of cognac—when he got back to the front. He looked John straight in the eye. "Are you on the level?” he asked. "I am,” said John. "All right,” said Jack, "I’ll do it.” That night Jack took his service revolver and started for the abbey. He reached it about quarter of one. At one o'clock sharp he swung aside the rusty old gate and made his way through dank, dark passages to the room below the tower. Weird Lights Flash in the Abandoned Tomb. It was spooky in there with the moonlight showing through the cracks and casting weird shadows on the gray stone walls. For the first time in his life he found himself wondering if maybe there wasn’t some truth in ghost stories. He was walking toward the altar, when suddenly he saw something that froze him stilt in his tracks. Two pale yellow lights, about the size of plates were dancing about the altar. "My hair stood up,” he says, “and my courage ran out cf me ike water out of a bottle. A bat flicked my face, and I almost dropped my gun. Trembling like a leaf I sat down on a grave and watched those lights dance. Then I coughed, and in two seconds I heard that same cough in another part of the abbey.” Jack walked firmly toward the altar. He wasn’t afraid of anything In the world now. There was only one light playing about now. The other was on his face. Sepulchral Voice Warns Intruder Away. He raised his gun, rested it on his left forearm and took careful aim at the beam that was shining in his eyes. He pulled the trigger twice. There were two sharp cracks—a terrible clatter of broken glass—a loud, reverberating echo. He thought, "Now is my time.” and bent to pick up one of the skulls. Suddenly a hollow voice said: "LEAVE THAT ALONE. IT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU!” For an instant, Jack began to tremble again. He put down the skull and picked up another. "LEAVE THAT ALONE.” the voice repeated. "IT DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU!” He picked up three more. Each time that warning voice. "But by this time,” says Jack, "I was getting mad. I shouted out, To hell with you. whoever you are. They don't belong to you either.’ And with that I picked up the sixth skull and walked toward the gate, firing right and left from my revolver till it was empty.” It Was Just a Merry Prank of John and Pat. If the story had ended there. Jack wouldn't have believed it him self. Two or three times on the way home he pinched himself to see if he was dreaming. But the next day when he went with the skull to the pub, there were John and Pat. John’s right hand was in a band age, and he grinned and tossed Jack a ten pound note. "Pat and I had a hundred pound bet,” he said, "that no man would take a skull from that altar. When you took us up we both hid in the abbey. "We had two mirrors that reflected the moonlight, and that's what made those dancing beams. But I didn’t figure on your shooting, son. You drilled me right through the palm of the hand. Anyhow, you won me a hundred pounds. Good-by. son, and good luck to you.” ©—WNU Servlc*. Congress Debate Perilous Anti - slavery days were often perilous ones in the halls of con gress. Once, as Owen Lovejcy of Illinois was delivering a speech he unconsciously kept advancing to the front as he spoke, until a Southern representative put a hand on his shoulder and growled, “Go back to your own side!" Immediately the passageway was full of member?, most of them armed, the “click” of weapons was heard and they were all within the bounds of armed conflict Mourning Doves The young of the mourning dove are helpless when hatched and re quire constant care from their par ents for the two weeks they re main on the nest They are fed by regurgitation on "pigeon milk." Solid food, such as seeds and in sects. are gradually substituted un til by the time the young are ready to leave the nest they are fed al most entirely on seeds. Mourning doves are considered among the most desirable of birds for their habits of feeding on weed seeds. BRISBANE THIS WEEK War Financing France Pays Piper Lottery Millions Ability to Endure One hundred and fifty-three lead ing British economists, mapping out Arthur llrlnhnur a new plan 10 preserve peace, say "the impor tance of Ameri can co-operation in the work of peace - making cannot be over estimated.” It is to be hoped that the part that Ameri ca will play in future European affairs, such as war financing, may be very eas ily overestimated. If those gentlemen cannot abstain from cutting each other's throats without the assistance and money of the United States, why, then let them cut each other’s throats. France is learning that the peo ple always pay the piper, whoever the piper may be—a great conquer or leading them to war, or a clever politician loading them with taxes. In France, sugar has gone up in price; bread and veal have both gone up; two sous a kilogram for bread, two sous a pound for veal, and the government is held directly responsible by the housewife as re gards the bread, for the French gov ernment fixes the price of bread as ours fixes the price of postage stamps. Trailing behind England and the United States the P’rench, with less than 20 per cent of American unem ployment, are discussing great pub lic works to absorb the idle. Billions are spoken of, but the ••millard,” French word for "bil lion,” means only one billion four cent pieces, the franc having been reduced by government flat to that price. If a billion meant here 25, 000 francs, equivalent to the Ameri can billion when the dollar was good, the French might well faint away, although they are fundamen tally a rich people. When Bismarck laid on P’rance an Indemnity equivalent to $1,000,000, 000, after 1870, he thought he had asked for about all France could raise after a hard war. The French government offered bonds to pay Bismarck, and the French people subscribed to the loan 14 times over. Bismarck had guessed bad ly. France is far richer now than it was then. French labor demands the 40 hour week and the government agrees; it also demands wage in* cteases from 12 to 17 per cent, and that makes the country a little thoughtful. With a shorter week, diminished production and higher wages, bread, sugar, veal and many other things must go up in price. Possi bly the French worker, who really works, while he is at it, will man age to produce as much in 40 hours as he has done hitherto in 48 or more; even then increased wages will be added to the price of living and even the worker, who must pay, will growl. How long will America continue pouring thousands of millions of dol lars into gambling, lottery sweep stakes and other foreign enter prises? It is interesting to read that in the banks of Dublin there are 25 millions of dollars undistributed from the so-called “Hospitals Sweepstakes.” Hospitals did not get it—yet. It might also enlighte.. this gov ernment to know that under the law no mention can be made of the sweepstakes gambling in England. The English are too wise to let their money be drained oil in any kind of gambling enterprise, if it is not ENGLISH. You cannot even send a telegram about sweepstakes over the English telegraph wires, to be published in countries outside of England. All telegraphing about the sweepstakes gambling game must go around England, her government-owned wire system will not handle it. Under its Constitution, the United States cannot forbid newspapers to print lottery news that breeds more gambling and heavier losses. But the government might forbid trans mission of such information through the postofiftce. That would cut down the “graft.” School teachers, business heads, chambers of commerce, even cler gymen, might find a good text in Mr. Son, the young Japanese with the determined face who won the long marathon race at the recent Olympic games in Berlin. Not only could that marvelous Japanese runner go, and keep go ing, but there seemed no end to his endurance. Everybody can run, more or less, but that by itself never wins a marathon. The race for success in life is a marathon race, and real success de pends more than anything else on your ability to KEEP GOING. Q King Features Syndicate, lne. WNU Service. Behold! the New Fall Hats Arrive! By CHERIE NICHOLAS d THE early fall hats thrill with excitingly new silhouettes that fairly make you gasp with their daring. No style is too dizzy, no media too extreme to have place in the smart millinery picture. In Paris, women of fashion are wearing tiny skull-cap turbans of black silk velvet that flaunt enor mous bows at the side or on the forehead. You will be seeing these bow turbans all over town. Intricate manipulation is the key to high style throughout all milli nery for fall and winter. It is a well - known fact that rich fabric and ingenious manipulation always go hand in hand. Which leads us to say that luxurious silk weaves are adding big interest to hats ap pearing on the autumn style hori zon. When choosing your first autumn chapeau look for models in the new silk satins, the velvets in rich glowing color, silk taffetas and the handsome deep-toned velours and duvetyns such as go to make up ultra chic headgear. The newer shapes have rolling brims with crowns built up to a peak, for the trend is decidedly toward tall peaked and conical ef fects. See one such shown to the left below in the illustration. It is of spruce green silk velvet covered with fine vertical stitching. You’ll see lots of stitching on best-looking hats this fall. Wear this type hat with your tailored silk or sheer wool daytime frocks or suits. Heavy silk velvets of the Lyons class are being made up in models with sports type brims. Often these velvets are combined with silk faille as manipulated for the front of the hat to right at top in the group. This type of hat you can wear equally well with tailored silk dresses or with wool dresses of smart “town” character. It’s when you are choosing a hat to go with your best afternoon or cocktail costume that you can let yourself go in the matter of silk millinery. Not only are there the afore-mentioned bow-trimmed skull caps in wide profusion but varia tions of the popular beret are shown together with unique types such as the model at right below. The back of its tiny crown is of black felt and the front of rust silk velvet draped softly into an as cending point in front — a perfect complement to your afternoon out fit. This will be a season of color. Millinery will more than ever tie up with colors of the costume. Of course black will be in the spot light. A large per cent of French wines, rich reds and aubergine purple will be worn. Spruce green is a noted color and olive will be a highlight novelty. All browns will be good in lighter casts. Bordeaux, a wine brown, is also of prime importance. As to sources of inspiration the Napoleonic influence has been al most universally adopted by lead ing modistes of Paris. Some spon sor the military style of the soldiers of France of that time. Others glean their inspiration from the conquering armies of North Africa while still others concentrate on the soft, luxurious influence of the gay society of r^apoleon’s reign. The beret shown with striking quill as worn by the figure seated (note her velvety duvetyne tunic blouse) bespeaks th e military trend. This model, called "March ing On” by its designer, is proving a favorite in high class shops that are showing it The lady pictured with the voguish be-curled coiffure and the blouse elaborated with ap plique in leaf design is wearing a becoming portrait beret designed by Marthe. It has new cire ribbon accents. C Western Newspaper Union. FALL SUEDE BAG By CM ERIK NICHOLAS This stunning brown suede hand bag has a decidedly “new” look as it visions what style-conscious spectator sports maidens will be carrying to the football game. Bags stitched to match gloves are also a fashion highlight in promise for fall and winter. The handbag pictured has deep inside pockets, staunch handles to swing by and the new jewel slide fastener pro viding a delicate golden chain across the top. The frock and hat are in soft gray as an effective contrast to brown. Off-Shades The fall dress and coat picture will be brightened by so-called off shades. Particularly is this true of football spectator clothes. Fore I most among these are rust, royal and purplish blue, moss green and maple sugar brown. Contrasting Side Seams Rochas outlines side seams of suits and evening gowns with bands of contrasting colors. TREND TOWARD RICH HUES FOR AUTUMN A new fashion season means a new brainstorm for the experts who must name the featured hues in women’s attire. Every name must be suggestive of the hue but it has to be different from its pred ecessors, otherwise a woman will think it isn’t new. For the coming autumn season, the trend in shades is toward rich colorings and the names chosen show a tendency toward specific description rather than flowery language. Sage green, for exam ple, looks exactly like the herb for which is it named. It has that same soft, grayed tone which is unusual ly lovely. Maple sugar brown is another new tone which has a pale, subdued cast that is different from the browns usually appearing in the autumn. Suit Simplicity Subtle and Therefore Expensive Simple suits are always in de mand, but the simplicity of such suits is subtle and therefore always expensive. Chanel has created a beauty which appears for summer in lightweight gray flannel, and for early autumn wear in smooth navy wool. The jacket, with one-button fastening at the waist, is slightly fitted in front and has a straight back. On one of the wide-stitched revers is a slit pocket that holds a hankie. There is a tiny turnback cuff that continues from a set-in seamed panel with three buttons. Heel Taps Although many of fashion’s high priests claim that flats and low heeled evening slippers are defi nitely out, they refuse to take the count, according to the latest style news from Paris. HOJs^RE t/ou-jom / DR. JAMES W. BARTON T»lk» About & Causes of Offensive Breath /^VFFENSIVE odor of the breath is often a matter of considerable importance to those afflicted, and medicaJ ad vice is occasionally sought. The fact that the odor may arise from some trouble in the mouth, throat or bronchial tubes is well recognized. But in some cases no trouble exists and yet the odor per sists. I am quoting Drs. Howard W. Haggard and Leon A. Greenburg, Dr. Barton New Haven, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It has been suggested that the air coming from the lungs is tainted by the blood com ing from some part of the body where trouble exists. It has also been sug gested that the odor arises from the sa liva (the digestive juice or me moutnj or even irom the stomach itself. However, Drs. Haggard and Greenburg are of the opinion that the odor comes from the mouth or throat, and show the results ob tained in experiments with a num ber of individuals who had eaten onion or garlic. Usually the breath loses its odor within a few hours, but in occasional individuals even small amounts of onion or garlic in soups, sauces, or salads taint the breath for several days. As a rule in the past little re lief could be given for this condi tion except by disguising the odor with the use of mouth washes con taining aromatic oils. How to Remove Odor After careful investigation it was found that the odor after eating onion and garlic is from little par ticles that remained in about the mouth and teeth. It would seem reasonable to suppose then that brushing the teeth and tongue with soap and water and rinsing the mouth would remove the odor but they did not do so. Even brushing the teeth and tongue with a 30 per cent solution of alcohol in water failed to re move the odor. However, the experiments showed that “the breath can be immedi ately and completely rid of the odor by washing the teeth and tongue with a solution of chlora mine. The chlorine thus liberat ed in the mouth reacts chemically with the essential oils—garlic and onion—and deodorizes (removes odor) them. It is probable that many cases of foul breath from other causes could be removed by the same treatment.” Chloramine is not a proprietary drug and can be bought from your druggist. The chlorine odor is it self unpleasant and the druggist may have to add something to dis guise or sweeten it. • • • Bad Effects from Dinitrophenol Editorials in the Journal of the American Medical Association have from time to time warned physi cians of the dangers of dinitrophe nol. “Repeatedly and emphatical ly the Journal has published state ments regarding the extraordinary dangers involved in the sudden re duction of weight occasionally de scribed as banting, slimming, thin ning, slenderization and in other ways. From time to time when dinitrophenol was first proposed for weight reduction, the Journal warned against its uncontrolled use. This was particularly the case because dinitrophenol is not stand ardized, and because there should be more study over a longer period before it could be known what its permanent effects might be. Now it appears that one of its final and disastrous effects is the formation of cataracts in some persons. From many places comes evidence that in certain instances the long con tinued use of dinitrophenol is fol lowed by the development of cat aract. In occasional cases erup tions of the skin occur that may be dangerous for life.” Owing to the fact that this drug has been so successful in reducing weight it is being sold under a va- | riety of names and can be readily 1 bought in drug stores. It may thus ■■ be that some of the preparations are not safe aside from the fact that “sensitive” persons can be in jured by the drug even when it is pure. The fact that dinitrophenol causes skin eruptions, cataracts, and injures the blood has been am ply proven and this must never be forgotten. The thought then is that it would be well for overweights to use the simple safe method of eating less and (when possible) exercising more, until more has been learned about the effects of dinitrophenol while in use, and its possible ef fects which may occur many months after it has been discon tinued. Such a safeguard would insure against serious trouble and worry later on. ©— WNU Service. Easy to Crochet Set of Lace Filet * Pattern 5627 New china, glassware, even the furniture newly polished — but what about a set of doilies to set off all this loveliness? You’ll want to gather up crochet hook and some string and begin at once on this lovely filet design— pattern 5627—a graceful bas ket design with f. >wer garlands set off by a cool, open mesh stitch. You can make, in addi tion to doilies, a buffet set, cen terpiece and tray cloth that match. In string the larger doilie measures 18 by 24 inches and the smaller 12 by 12 inches. In pattern 5627 you will find complete instructions and charts for making the doilies shown; an illustration of them and of all stitches used; material require ments. To obtain this pattern send 15 cents in stamps or coins (coins preferred) to The Sewing Circle Household Arts Dept., 259 W. Fourteenth St., New York, N. Y. Write plainly pattern number, your name and address. BOYS! GIRLS! Read the Grape Nuts ad In another column of this paper and learn how to Join the Dizzy Dean Wlnaers and win valuable free prizes.—Adv. Use of Leisure The profit of leisure lies in the combination of interest and amusement, of occupation, which does not require too much effort, physical or mental. ■” -■ -.— Good or Bad Whatsoever a man soweth that shall his family reap. It’a All In HOW You Fight BALDNESS! You need a mtdicitu that helps your hair to save it ul/vy nourishing starved hair roots and relieving Dan druff-Glover's! But you must faithfully keep up the good work. 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