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fILOOMSBURG, PA., THURSDAY MARCH 25, WOO.
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THE MOTHERS' MEETING.
The following is in part the ad
dress delivered by Dr. A. W. Bak
er, at the Mothers' Meeting in the
High School last Thursday.
The subject was "Hygiene as it
relates to the Public School Pu
pils". After some preliminary re
marks, Dr. Baker said:
Diet The child's food should be
plain and varied; not too much
meat and rich pastry, but more veg
etables, frnit, nuts, and olive oil;
milk rather than tea and coffee.
Meals should be regular, and a
child should have plenty of time to
eat. If you keep a horse I know
you are particular to feed it regu
larly. It is even more important
that your child should have the
same consideration. You have
been told that you should eat slow
ly and thoroughly chew the food.
Wbv? Because man does not rum
inate, as does the ox, the deer, and
some other animals, but our food
should be finely ground before
swallowing, and thoroughly mixed
with the saliva, which starts the
process of digestion. To enable
children to thorougmy masticate
their food, give them plenty of time
to eat and do not allow them to
drink while eating; but water may
be taken before and after eating.
I think man is the only animal that
washes his food down with liquids
Children should not be allowed
to eat too often between the regu
lar meals, as that keeps the stom
ach at work all the time. The
stomach needs rest just as much as
the body does. Cheerfulness at the
table is a great aid to digestion
Let the children laugh and talk at
their meals; join them in agreeable
conversation. A disorderec diges
tion makes a cross and disagreeable
child; aud perfect digestion produc
es a happy disposition.
Pure water should be the princi
pal drink. Tea and coffee are more
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or less narmiui to growing cnuuren,
as they contain alkaloids which af
fect the nervous system and irritate
Stimulants. Alcoholic liquors
should not be given children.
They contain no nourishment which
cannot be supplied by harmless
foods. They are positively harm
ful to young growing children. Be
sides, many a man or woman can
trace his or her downtau to the in
dulgence of thoughtless parents.
Sunshine is one of our best disin
fectants. Many people keep their
houses shut up tight, particularly
the "spare room" or the "parlor"
for fear the sunlight will fade car
pets or furniture. Better have fad
ed carpets than faded children.
Let the sunshine in, even though
it keeps the doctor out.
Cleanliness. It has been truly
said that "cleanliness is next to
Godliness". Cleanliness is condu
cive to health; uncleanness invites
disease. Teach children to use the
toothbrush after meals, and always
to start to school with clean
hands and faces. No doubt you
teachers have some pupils who
come to school with a "high-water
mark" upon their wrists and necks.
Bathing, Where possible a child
should have a warm bath at bed
time and a cool sponge-bath on a
rising in the moruing. This keeps
the skin in a clean, healthy, active
condition, helps the circulation of
the blood, induces sleep, aids diges
tion, growth and development.
We breathe more or less through
the skin, hence the importance of
keeping the pores open, by frequent
bathing. Don't be afraid to wash
the hair; it will do no harm; un
less frequently washed, the hair be
comes too oily. Discourage the
habit among children of putting
An eight year old boy, son of
James P. Whitla Esq., of Sharon,
Pa. was called out of the school
room by a stranger one morning
last week, and has not been seen
since. He was kidnapped. His
father offered to pay a ransom of
$io,ooo, the amount demanded by
the abductors, the latter having
written a letter to the father to that
Detectives and the constabulary
were at once put in motion, and
but for a large overdose of what is
called "newspaper enterprise,"
the criminals would probably have
been apprehended, aud the boy
salely at home, ere this.
The city papers have contained
columns each day, going into the
minutest details of every movement
made by Mr. Whilta and the au
thorities, and have thus kept the
kidnappers thoroughly informed at
every step, thus enabling them to
elude capture. It is to be regretted
that this style of journalism is so
prevalent in such cases. It has
often happened that newspaper men
have ferreted out crimes, and led to
the apprehension of criminals, but
they have not done it by publishing
daily every clue, and every step
It would seem as though the
papers that fill their columns with
such matter, do it for the sake of
making sales for their publication,
by gratifying that morbid desire of
so much of the public that yearns
for the sensational, but losing sight
of the fact that they are thereby
putting obstacles in the way of
those who are seeking to appre
hend the criminals, and to restore
the lost child to his parents.
Later. Since writing the above
the Whitla boy has been recovered
by the father, not through the help
of the newspapers, but by paying
the ransom, and by keeping his
movements unknown to the reporters.
CONCERNING A FORMER BLOOMS-
Miss Margaret Laubach, former
ly of Blooinsburg, but for some
years past residing in Philadelphia,
was married to Mr. Harry E. Wood
man in Noven:ber, 1907, in New
York city. He is President of the
Franklin Trust Company, of Phil
adelphia, President of the Union
Railway Supply Company, with
offices in the Real Estate Trust
Company building, Broad and
Chestnut streets, and is extensively
engaged in the construction of gas
and electric light plants, and is one
of the owners of the gas plant at
Mr. Woodman is a member of
the following clubs: Union League,
Art Club, Columbia Club, Yacht
Club, and the Quaker City Motor
Club. He is also President of the
Good Roads Company.
Their residencs is at 1200 Spruce
street, Philadelphia. Mrs. Wood
man has many friends here who
will be glad to learn of her happi
ness and prosperity.
The opening of Gelb's store in
Hs new location, the Clark building,
last Thursday, was largely attend
ed. The store was crowded all day
and evening. The goods are attrac
tively arranged, and he is showing
a very fine line of millinery,
women's and misses' suits and
coats, lineerie. waists, and a gen
eral assortment of desirable goods.
Mr. Gelb's progress since he came
here, shows him to be an up-to-date
tlij ctaractcr of the directorate of a
Bank and Irs management rests public
confidence necessary to its success.
moral: The directors of this Bank are
forever devoted to its Interests.
"OULDN'T IT BE WEI.
YOU TO CAST IN YOUR
WITH THIS BANK.
PROPOSED NEW FISH LAW.
A new fish bill is before the leg
islature. It was drafted at a meet
ing of a lot of fishermen held a lew
months ago at Allcntown. It is a
fair, rational bill, and its passage
would be welcomed by all true
It classes as game fishes all the
trout and salmon family, black
bass, Oswego green or yellow bass,
crapoie, grass, strawberry or calico
bass, white bass, rock bass, blue
pike, pike perch, pickerel, pike,
muscallonge, etc, except bass or
It classes as food fishes all white
fish, herring, shad, alewife, stur
geon. sfViped bass or rock fish, and
classes as common fishes all other
fishes found in the waters of this
commonwealth, inclnding "bait
fish," which is held to cover the
small fishes of all species excepting
those classed as game fishes.
It permits the catching of com
mon fishes at all times of the year
with rod, hook and line or hand
line; the catching of game or food
fishes in the open season by the
same means; defines "rod, hook
and line or hand-line" to cover
bobs and tip-ups' and limits hand
lines to five hooks, and designates
"rod, hook and line or hand-line"
as the manner and method and not
prescribing or limiting the number
to be used; permits the taking of
bait fish by any means except ex
plosives or poisons.
It makes the trout season April
15th to July 31st, limits the num
ber to be caught to 40 and does
away with the size limit.
It makes the season for other
game fish June 15th to Tanuary 31
st, limits the catch of black bass to
15, pickerel and pike to 20. Sus
quehanna salmon to 15 aud mus
callonge to 5, per day, and does
away with the size limit.
No persons shall be liable to any
penalty for violations unless the fish
have actually been illegally caught,
taken or killed, or had in posses
sion, and permits an appeal from
the justice's decision.
It compels the hatcheries to re
tain one-half the fish produced un
til they are 1 inches in length,
and the remainder until they are
3 inches in length, before distribut
It permits the use of hoop nets
of any mesh for catching all but
game fishes during the months of
March, April, May. September,
October aud November.
Permits outline or night-line
fishing from 5 o'clock p. m. to 8
o'clock the next moruing, and
prohibits the use of a gig or spear
for taking any kind of fish.
It permits the use of dip-nets
that do not span over eight feet for
catching fish . during the same
months that the use of hoop nets
It says nothing about eel walls,
nor does it permit setting hooks for
eels in waters inhabited by brook
trout, but Representative Creasy
has introduced an amendment per
mitting this latter time honored
There are numerous oth:r pro
visions relating to the enforcement
of the law and the penalties for the
violation of the law are about the
same as under the old law.
It will no doubt be amended by
the Fishery Commission represent
atives until its sponsor will not rec
ognize it, but nevertheless it is the
nearest to a sensible fish law that
has yet been presented to the legislature.
APRIL SECOND ARBOR DAY.
Governor Stuart Urges Planting of Trees All
Governor Stuart has issued the
following Arbor day proclamation:
"The annual observance of Ar
bor day has fostered public senti
ment in favor of the preservation
of the forests, their protection from
fire and other enemies, and their
intelligent use for commercial, in
dustrial and other purposes. It has
emphasized in the public mind the
value of trees-for shade, for fruit,
for timber, for holding the soil and
conserving the streams. It has
made the rising generation familiar
with the best methods of planting
trees, and for promoting their
growth. It has led to the beautify
ing of the public parks and the
grounds about homes and school
houses. "The custom of observing Ar
bor day, which is now almost uni
versal throughout the civilized
world, should be encouraged and
perpetuated. Wise legislative en
actment has made it the duty of
the chief executive to name one or
more days as Arbor days for the
btate of Pennsylvania.
"Therefore, in furtherance of
this laudable custom, and by au
thority of law, I, Edwin S. Stuart.
Governor of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, do hereby issue this
my proclamation, designating Fri
day, April 2, and Friday, April 23,
1909, as Arbor days throughout
"Two days have been designated
so that 'every section of the State
may find a day for tree planting
suited to its climatic conditions.
MARRIED AT ESPY.
Miss Bessie M. Robison, daugh
ter of Mrs. J. Boyd Robison, was
married at her home in Espy on
Wednesday, to Dr. John Decker
Butzner of Virginia. Owing to the
recent death of her father, the
wedding was a quiet one, only
members of the family and a few
invited friends being present.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. H. E. Harman of West Ber
wick. After a wedding journey to
the south, the young couple will
reside in S canton.
The bride is a graduate of the
I Normal School, and of the Poly
i clinic Hospital, Philadelphia, where
she took a course as a trained nurse.
Dr. Butzner graduated at the Uni
versity of Virginia.
FROM JAMES MAGEE.
A postal received from Mr. Ma
gee at this office yesterday says: "I
am writing this on the deck of the
steamer, and it is rolling so, I can
hardly keep my seat. I have not
lost a meal since I left home.".
It was mailed March 10th, but
the post mark is indistinct. As it
has a Panama postage stamp on it,
we judge that he was in that vicin
ity at the time.
LAFAYETTE CLUB COMING.
The Lafayette College Glee and
Mandolin Club will give a concert
in the Normal Auditorium on Tues
rlav. March loth, at 8:1 D. m. A
large number of Bloomsburg ladies
have consented to act as patrones
ses, and a biz audience will greet
the Lafayette students. ,
C' -V ;Vy 'V
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lity in Cloth. They know a pure wool fabric
when they see it, and they have good taste too
in the selection of fabric, design and color. That is why
we like you to Bring Her With You when you want
to buy a new suit or overcoat. Ask for the International
genuine all wool line, and put the question of worth to
her. International quality can stand the severest test
eyethe test even of a bargain-hunting lady.
BRING HER WITH YOU.
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choose, from. You can
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on the sleeve, any
style pocket in the
coat, and any style
trouser you may want
Prices range from
$12.00 for a Business
Suit to $40.00 for a
Every piece of cloth
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