The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 22, 1915, Image 9

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■ s:nce the a'tempt to assassinate J. P Morgan. President Wilson is very carefully guarded in the '-Lite 11 -»e a’ Windsor. Vt. Watchmen and secret service men patrol the grounds constantly ■ and
r" « v on automat:, tine cl.^kg on trees A miniature telephone system also has been Installed.
! ' r Serbian off.era :» behind a protecting embankment in the inundated area at Zaganlia island.
» 'h.r. ?ari» of the Austrian trenches
To ttiebrate the |*it :.g of the bill giving the woine-i of DenuiarK the
r • : < openLageu organized an elaborate parade, the
head of which is here shown.
< ol J M Aguilar (left) and Maj Irenos Garcia, cousins of the late ]
President Madero of Mexico, who came to this country with a letter from the :
Madero family to President Wilson with regard to coniitions in Mexico
One of the entailer Italian mountain
guns in action on a height in the Aus
trian Tvrol.
A Poet's Tomb.
"Under ray eyes," wrote Mistral in
his vein of antique tolerance, "I see
the inclosure and the white dome of
where, like the snails. 1 shall lie hid
in the gentle shade Supreme effort
of our pride to escape voracious time!
This forbids not that yesterday or
today quickly is changed into a long
forgetfulness. And when people ask
of John o' Figs, of John the gaitered,
'What is this dqme?' they will reply:
‘That's the tomb of the poet—a poet
who made songs for a beautiful Pro
vencal maid called Mireille They are
like mosquitoes in the Uamargue. scat
tered far and wide But he lived in
Maillane. and the old men of the coun
tryside have seen him walking in our
paths.’ And then one day they will
say: ‘It's he whom they had chosen
king of Provence Rut his name lives
no more save in the song of the brown
crickets.' At last, at the end of their
knowledge, they will say: • 'Tis the
tomb of a magician, for of a 16-rayed
star the monument wears the image.'"
—The Century.
Cost of School Books.
For each child enrolled in the public
schools in the United States the total
annual cost of textbooks is TS.S cents. I
The total expenuiture per child for all
school purposes is approximately
$38.31. The cost of textbooks is thus
approximately two per cent of the
total cost of maintenance, support and
equipment. The cost per child on the
school-population basis (5 to IS years
of age) is 56.6 cents: the annual per
capita cost of textbooks on the total
population basis is less than 15 cents
Tepefca Offcsl Seems to Have Proved
That Her Appointment Wat
Not a Mistake.
S^fs Eva Coming, the policewoman
of Topeka, has Jest tamed in a re
port of her years work. During that
t-me -he gave assistance to 69 gtrl^
s. h as securing employment or help
s'- , in* "him over rough places when they
/ had ro money and were struggling to
get work. For some of these she
found homes and for a few she
straightened out cases of small
thefts. Of the sixty-nine three were
sent to the industrial school. Sixty
two women were assisted with advice
and the cases of 25 boys were investi
gated and straightened out without
taking them to the Juvenile court. For ‘
some of these, permanent employment
was found, and the others, ail young
| runaways, were returned home.
Sixty children were sei*t home at
night for not obeying the curfew law.
Fifteen neighborhood disagreements
were settled out of court, although
when reported to Miss Corning ono
complainant wanted a warrant for ar
rest. Thirty-two complaints were in
vestigated and turned over to the
proper authorities. Fifty-seven men,
many of them social workers, directed
her attention to urgent cases. The
chief of police called her in to assist
him In 16 cases of investigation,
all involving women and girls, all of
which were eventually settled out of
court. In all of which Miss Corning
seems to have proved her worth.
Less Being Said About Betterment of
Public Highways Than Two or
Three Years Previously.
What has become of the wide-spread
good-roads agitation of two and three
ypars ago? Is it dying down and giv
ing way to something else? Have
our roads been improved to such an
extent that we can let up on the cam
paign that swept back and forth
across the country or are we simply
getting tired of it and somewhat in
different about it?
There is no doubt in my mind that
less is being said about the necessity
for bettering our roads than was said
two and three and four years back
writes S. C. Varnum in Farm Prog
ress. I must confess that in three
states I have visited within the last
six months I have seen nothing
to convince me that we are even ap
proaching the good roads millennium
I believe there is more work being
done in some communities than was
done a few years back, but in others
there is little or no change. In some
neighborhoods I am sure there has
been a let-up in the work since the
crusade started to die down.
It all turns back upon the propa
sition that what is everybody's busi
ness is nobody's business. We all
have a spasm of the good roads fever
and pitch in and help out for awhile
and the- our attention is gradually
taken up by something else. We be
gin to neglect our part of dragging
the roads and cease to donate work
or money to the upkeep of the high
ways. We leave it to the road bosses
or overseers and they»are busy men,
busy looking after their own private
affairs, and the whole movement slows
Before we have anything approach
ing really good roads all over the
country the machinery' for looking
after the roads will have to be cre
ated. A county highway engineer is
needed, but we need something more.
One man cannot look after all the
highways, brick, stone, concrete,
macadam and dirt, of any fair-sized
county. We can t keep up our roads
without an organization to keep after
them all the time. Nor can we build
them without putting more money
into them and then following this up
with more money. Those of us who
believe the Federal government ought
to build all our highways will wait a
long and weary time if they wait till
the government puts in the permanent
We are making a great mistake if
we permit the good roads movement
to die. Rural credit is an important
thing, better schools and better
Good Roads in Monument Valley Park.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
churches are needed and better farm
ing and marketing arrangements are
of great importance, but the good
roads problem will have to be par
tially solved before we can get the
right answer to many others.
At every farmers’ club and grange
meeting, institute and fair this year
the subject should be brought up
and kept up. This fall we ought to
get back into the battle once more,
even if it is an old struggle. \Ye may
know ail about the statistics of what
bad roads cost us yearly, but pos
sibly the other fellow don’t, or if he
did know, has forgotten. Most of our
movements have to be worked out
and planned for in the winter, and we
must see what can be done during
the coming autumn and winter for
better roads.
In the meantime we can drag and
work and do a little missionary duty.
Keep the road drag going every hour
thie summer when it is needed and
when you can spare the 'ime.
Commands Attention.
It is ag-iin the time of year when
the subject of good roads commands
practical as well as theoretical atten
Greatest Chasm.
The greatest chasm between the pro
ducer and the consumer is the mud
Increases Farm Value.
A paved road leading to or past
your farm ought to increase its value
from $10 to $25 per acre.
Keep Away Cutworms.
If cutworms are bad. a piece of pa
per wrapped around the stem of cab
bage plants when set will keep them
safe. ■
Clean the Coop.
Don’t neglect cleaning those coops
once a week. The little ones will
thank you for your kindness and grow
much more rapidly.
Prevent Potato Blight.
Spray the potatoes with bordeaui
mixture to prevent blight. •
Tadpole Grew and Waxed Fat on the
Infant's Milk Diet—Child
is Dead.
The eighteen-months-old child of
Mrs. Harry Wolf of Chicago is dead,
following an operation which disclosed
conditions that many surgeons had de
clared to be impossible, says a Goshen
(Ind.l dispatch to the Indianapolis Star.
While visiting her parents in Syra
cuse. Kosciusko county, last summer.
Mrs. Wolf permitted the baby to drink
hydrant water. Within a short time
the infant became sickly and lost flesh.
Treatment for indigestion was given,
but it did not reach the seat of the
trouble. Then an X-ray examination
disclosed a black spot on the stomach,
and an operation resulted in a frog
weighing more than half a pound be
ing taken from the infant.
Doctors who operated said they be
lieved that when the child drank hy
drant w ater in Syracuse a tadpole was
taken into the stomach and that the
frog developed and lived on milk,
which was given the patient in large
quantities. Following the operation
the child improved rapidly and com
plete recovery was practically assured. !
when pneumonia developed, causing
The Floor Did.
Jimmy, five years old. had discov
ered that he could do a few turns on
the swinging rings in the gymnasium
of the Boys' club, following the ath
letic example of his older brother. But. i
as all joy must end. so ended the hap- :
piness of the young swinger. His hold <
slipped and he landed on the floor. .
His brother rendered first aid.
"Did the rings hit you?" he asked.
“No.” Jimmy replied between sobs,
“but the floor did.”
A Plain Defense.
"What has the lawyer to say about
this charge against his client of steal
ing a pair of scales?"
"He says his client merely made a
weigh with them."
On a Ladder.
Hampton—How did you get the
paint on your coat?
Rhodes—From the men higher up.
Their Effect.
“What was Elma giving her father
such warm thanks about?"
“Her new summer furs."
Rut a woman always stops talking
long enough to give a man a chance
to propose.
Nobody knows as much about rear
ing children as the old maid sister
nf their mother.
The trimming of a woman's hat is
all on the outside; that of a man's is
all on the inside.
Are you oid enough to remember
the old-fashioned mothers who used
to rock cradles?
Minnesota averages So bushels o?
corn per acre
Thoughts That Come With the
Passing of Youth.
Few There Are With the Happy Con
sciousness That Early Promises
Have Been Carried Out in
Actual Performances.
Always, by the calendar and by
succeeding birthdays and anniversa
ries, we know that the years are pass
ing. Ordinarily, however, there is no
element of surprise, nothing strange
or poignant about the course of time,
it is recognized rather than felt, and
is registered by the intellect and not
by the emotions.
Passing from youth to middle age is
something very different, writes Rob- ,
ert L_ Raymond in the Atlantic Month- ;
ly. The moment when one first feels
acutely that he is no longer young, is
bound to make one pause in something
akin to consternation. For vividness
it Is like a flash of lightning in a
black sky. Life no longer is all be- !
fore one; even more dreadful thought, i
it may be mostly behind:
It is well if the first realization does
not bring panic with it. It is a time
when youthful hopes and early prom
ise must be tested by actual perform
ance. The fact that there is any oc
casion as yet for doing this is itself
an unwelcome surprise, and the result
is apt to be disconcerting.
One finds that he has been out of
college twenty years, that he has prac
ticed law perhaps for nearly as long
a time. What has he done? What
has happened, granting that the incred
ible facts be true?
Mr t haik in Jacob s "Dialstone
Lane” makes the remark: "I'm fifty- i
one next year, and the only thing I !
ever had happen tc me was seeing a
man stop a runaway hcrse and cart."
Even one who has had a busy, hao
py life feels a little that way when be
compares what actually is with early
Fortunately few- of us aspire to ca- |
reers of precocious greatness, but
even so it is annoying at just this
period of life to recall that at forty- :
five Napoleon had lost the battle of
Waterloo: that all the best books
of Dickens had been published before !
he was forty, that Samuel Pepys :
made the last entry in his diary at
the age of thirty-seven.
The pleasant sense cf superfluous
time Is gone: one must hurry; and
perhaps it is too late!
Then comes the grief of perceiving
the waste, the loss, the utter futility
of postponements. The world is full
of good and wonderful things. What
a wealth of potential experience and i
emotions- and time and opportunity j
for so little! And yet yfar after year j
one goes on blindly and blandly put- J
ting off to some more convenient or
appropriate time, to that impossible
period when all will be exactly right,
things he wants to do fcnd can do—
a kind action, making a new friend, or
altering a whrte career! Ouca ac
quired, the haoit of postponing per
sists. Hope springs eternal; and a
man of forty finds himself counting
complacently on some day taking up
hunting or entering pohtics, or cir
cling the globe
Perhaps the most dioadful part of
all is to feel that the early hopes re
main fresh and vigorous when so
much time has gone forever.
As a solace for this one begins to
wonder if after all the true way ol
life is not to accept with what con
tentment one may what has beeu
called the philosophy of the “secondl
best.’- That is not sj bad as a scheme
of life for the future. To realize, on
reflection, that unconsciously this has
been one's own philosophy for many
years is not so pleasant.
It Is well, of course, to take life as
easily as possible; it is a mistake to
be too serious. 1 agree that the sen
sation of growing old often rises only
to the dignity of annoyance. When
ail is said and done, however, to one
with perception enough to realize
what has happened, the yearning for
a lost youth is like the sudden yearn
ing which comes at times for a lost
friend; and it takes some fortitude
to go op in cheerfulness. Fortunate
it is that we are helped by happy
Thinking is a more refined joy than
eating or drinking; dreaming is a
more delicate process than even think
ing; and of moments in youth there
lingers the shadow of a thought, tho
ghost of a dream to which the whole
being responds as it were to a chord
of music or to the odor of violets in
early spring.
More precious than rubies and
pearls are the time in early years
which first set the fibers in tune with
never-to-be-forgotten joys; for they
are the source of happiness distilled
for the spirit, ethereal, tenuous like
a ray of light; and the memory of
those times is not recollection but
So the autumn and winter of life
are brightened, though there is to he
no other spring.
The London Tram.
The London tram was not kindly re
ceived on its first appearance in the
city in 1861. It aroused much the
same indignation among citizens as
the advent of the first motor bus. The
form of rail first introduced was con
sidered so dangerous that the tram
ways soon had to be removed, after
one of them had been successfully in
dicted as a nuisance. However, they
returned again in ten years, lines from
Brixton to Kennington and from
Whitechapel to Bow being opened in
1S70. And as proof of the growth of
our tram system all over the country
since the ’70s it may be mentioned
that whereas in 1878 146,0ou,000 pas
sengers were tram travelers, by 1909
the number had risen to 2,659,891,136.
—London Chronicle.
The specific gravity of cork is 24
and that of ebony 133.
Salton sea, California, yields enorm
ous numbers of carp
Builders of the
“Big Ditch”
There has just been issued by the Historical Publishing Company
of Washington, D. C., a magnificent illustrated history of the construc
tion and builders of the Panama Caned. The editor of this great history
is Mr. Ira E. Bennett, with associate editors, John Hays Hammond, cele
brated mining engineer; Capt. Philip Andrews, U. S. N.; Rupert Blue,
Surg. Gen. U. S. Public Health Service; J. Hampton Moore, Pres. At
lantic Deeper Waterway* Ass'n; Patrick J. Lennox, B. A* and William
' J. Showalter. . v , ■?
One of the most interesting portions of the book is that dealing with
the feeding of the immense army of laborers. A few paragraphs con
cerning one of the foods chosen and supplied by the Commissary
Department, are quoted (beginning page 428) as follows:
“Visitors to the canal who were privi
leged to get a glimpse of the routine
inner life will recall a familial picture of
workmen going to their places of labor
carry ing round yellow tins.
“Often, as they went, they munched a
food poured from the tin into the hand.
This food, which played no inconsider
able part in ’building’ the canal, was the
well-known article of diet, ‘GRAPE
“The mention of Grape-Nuts in this
connection is peculiarly pertinent Npt
merely because Grape-Nuts is a food —
for of course proper food was an integral
part of the big enterprise—but because
it is a cereal food which successfully
withstood the effects of a tropical climate.
This characteristic of Grape-Nuts was
pretty well known and constituted a
cogent reason for its selection for use in
tire Cansd Zone.
“This food is so thoroughly baked
that it keeps almost indefinitely in any
climate, as has been demonstrated again
and again.
“One finds Grape-Nuts on transoceanic
eteamships, in the islands of the seas, in ,
Alaska. South America, Japan, along the
China coast, in Manila, Australia, South
Africa, and on highways of travel and
the byways of the jungle—in short,
wherever minimum of bulk and maxi
mum of nourishment are requisite in
food which has to be transported long
distances, and often under extreme diffi
“The very enviable reputation which
Grape-Nuts has attained in these respects
caused it to be chosen as one of the
foods for the Canal Zone."
_ 1
—scientifically made of prime wheat and malted barley, contains the
entire goodness of the grain, including those priceless mineral elements
so essential for active bodies and keen brains, but which are lacking in
white flour products and the usual dietary.
There’s reason why Grape-Nuts food was chosen by the Canal
Commissariat. There’s a reason why Grape-Nuts is a favorite food of
hustling people- everywhere!
Sold by Grocers