The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, December 21, 1906, Image 7

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    Grace is Lost.
Grace is a lost quantity among
modern women., The dusky savage
can give the white woman many
points in dignity of carriage.~~Lon-
don World.
Putting Yourself Into a Bad ''emper.
A woman makes a great mistake if
she puts herself into a bad temper
just to be petted into a good one, de-
clares the New Haven Register.
The husband may coax her back
once or even twice, but he loses re-
spect for her and respect lost brings
on division, and she is no longer one
with him in héart and life.
Make a man live in perpetual fear
that one of your fits may be coming
on and he will in self-defense hide
everything that will be likely to bring
it on, and so will begin that life of
insincerity which is the death of love.
Advice About Walking.
No woman wants to walk like an
old woman. Therefore hold your
head up. Feeble, shaky old women
are compelled to hold their chins
down. It is a matter of balance. If
they were to lift the head high they
would fall. Sick people always walk
with the chin down. Invalids watch
their feet when they walk. A woman
whose heart is weak will bow her
head and cast her eyes upon her feet
as she moves. It is a mark of inva-
Don't walk nor look nor act like
an old person. There are no old
people these days.
Training a Child.
“Tasks set to children should be
moderate,” said a wise woman edu-
cator the other day. ‘‘Overexertion is
hurtful, both physically and intel-
lectually and even morally. But it is
of the utmost importance that chil-
dren should be required to fulfill all
their tasks correctly and punctually.
This will train them for an exact and
faithful discharge of their duties in
after life. A great step is gained
when a child has learned that there
is no necessary connection between
liking a thing and doing it. By di-
recting a child’s attention to a fault,
and thus giving it a local habitation
and a name, you may often fix it in
him more firmly; when, by drawing
his thoughts and affections to other
things, and seeking to build up an
opposite virtue, you would be much
more likely to subdue the fault.”
Amazing Combinations of Colors.
“If anybody else wore it she'd be
earicatured,” said a scornful girl who
heheld a gown worn the other day
by Senora E. L. Chermont, who be-
fore her marriage to the second sec-
retary of the Brazilian Legation in
Washington was one of the belles of
the Monumental City. The gown was
of lavender crepe, and on the bodice
and panels of the skirt were em-
broidered bright pink roses, with
leaves in variegated greens, browns
and reds. Yellow chiffon was pleated
around the neck and formed the belt
and small folds on the skirt. The
hat was of lavender tulle on green
wire; there were peacock feathers,
pink roses and irridescent jewels in
profusion on and under the rim, and
the crown was of cloth of gold.—
New York Press.
Eyebrows Suit Contour.
Thousands of women have their
faces masaged daily, their heads
treated and hair dressed, but fail to
understand that unless their eye-
brows and lashes are in good condi-
tion the other embellishments count
for nothing in creating attractive ex-
“A oman with a round face
ould knog instinctively that unless
er browsfare raised and of a mod-
ately narrow width her expression
Il not Pe a becoming one,” said a
huty doctor, “and it is quite as es-
tiaf'that with an oval face the
ws be arched with pointed ends
and of the light penciled variety that
makes for beauty. A face that is
neither round nor oval should have
the brows trained in a combination
of the arch and raised shapes. Half
moon or crescent brows, a trifle
heavy, are needed for a face that is
large, with square jaws. Each of
these shapes is modified to become
individual cases, and so there are as
many variations of these general
shapes as there are brows to be
fixed.””—Indianapolis News.
Only Woman Mint Grower.
Miss Mary Clark, of Galien, Ohio,
is the only woman in the world to
make a success in growing pepper-
mint for the market, a business here-
tofore controlled exclusively by the
men. She has improved upon the
methods enipleyed by the veteran
mint growers in several instances and
her eighty-acre farm is one of the
best mint producers in the world.
The harvest of the mint crop,
hich is grown exclusively in the
binited States in southern Michigan,
borthern Indiana and in a single
ounty in New York, is now on in
his locality.
with most growers the harvest
lomes in September, but having as-
ertained that with a falling mercury
he mint principle starts for the
pots of the plant, Miss Clark har-
ests her mint in time to catch all
the menthol there is in the plant, se
lecting the hottest spell of weather
she can pick out. The result is that
she produces a higher grade of crop
and more of it to the acre than her
Miss Clark has herself cut and
raked twenty acres of hay, milked
ten cows night and morning, besides
looking after her porkers, chickens
and horses. She lives with her wid-
owed mother, there being no men
folks on the farm except in the sum-
mer season, when she employs help
to take care of the peppermint.—
Niles correspondence Indiana Star.
Organization in the ITome.
The family is a divine unit of or-
ganization, but for the largest happi-
ness of its members the family must
enjoy such management as best to
utilize its labor and abilities and di-
rect its finances, says Good House-
keeping. Each person should have
definite duties to perform, and
should be trained to do them in the
right way and at the right time. Par-
ticularly is this true of the children,
who from three years of age ought to
receive the education and self-devel-
opment that comes from gradually
learning to do things about the
home, and from sharing in its re-
sponsibilities. The wise manage-
ment of a large industry seeks to
train up young men and women to
fill its positions of trust, but vastly
more important is it that home life
confer upon the children those price-
less advantages of early learning to
do things which will lay the founda-
tion for future capacity.
Yet in how many well-to-do homes,
where servants are employed, are
parents blind to the children’s wel-
fare in these respects! The husband
may be successful in business, yet
may concur in the wife's mistaken
idea that “‘everything should be done
for the children.” He knows that,
in his business organization, the ca-
pable ones, upon whom he relies, are
those who do things for themselves.
The children who are brought up to
do things for themselves almost in-
evitably win in the battles of life
over those who in childhood had
everything done for them. To rear
the young in practical helplessness
and to bestow upon them ‘‘all the ad-
vantages of education that money
can buy,” is the common and colossal
error that accounts for many failures
in life. No man would think of com-
mitting such a mistake in training
his business helpers.
Proper organization, whether in
home or industry, avoids waste of
money, labor or materials. To util-
ize that which heretofore has gone
to waste has been the secret of many
a huge industrial success. Yet how
wasteful is the conduct of the homes
of many men whose business depends
upon avoiding waste! We are not
pleading for stinginess, but certainly
that organization of home life is de-
ficient which fails to practice and in-
culcate a reasonable degree of thrift.
Most of the want and much of the
misery in this world may trace its
beginning to lack of early training in
the fundamentals of self-develop-
ment, character-building and thrift,
using the word in its best sense.
A pretty and practical gown for
the jeune fille is the frilled skirt.
We see an occasional scoop shape
among the fall hats, this style being
especially suited to some faces.
Satin ribbon bands crossed over a
fluffy lace corsage are extremely girl-
ish and pretty for the evening bodices
of young girls.
An entire costume of broadtail
with deep lace V at the throat and a
bit of exquisite hand embroidery is
indeed fit for a queen.
A lovely fluffy boa of light blue
marabout and ostrich tips is made
very effective by the addition of long
ties of black velvet ribbon.
This is a season of marvelous color
combinations, many of them rich,
dark and often sombre, but charm-
ing when well carried out.
The pony or other short jacket
whose edges are bound with wide
braid are new and natty, and have a
very tailored military look.
A quaint idea in millinery is that
of running a row of tiny blossoms
along the midrib of the heavy Os-
trich plume upon the evening hat.
Crossed vests of velvet held by a
costly jeweled button are seen on
some of the choicest models. The
princess skirt shows below the vest.
Figured lace veils are having quite
a run, as you already know. When
thrown back according to the usual
mode, they are a charming setting
for the bright faces they so pictur-
esquely frame.
The corset that laces in front is
highly approved by many women who
think the figure improved by it, and
for this reason consider it an espe-
cially good model to be worn under
the princess gown.
Triumph of the Medical Science
Achieved in Panama.
One of the greatest triumphs of
medical sclence has been achieved on
the Isthmus of Panama. Under con-
ditions far more difficult than those
at Havana results equally gratifying
have been obtained. There has been
only one case of yellow fever in 1906.
The last case reported was in the
city of Panama, November 11, 1906.
In August, according to the official
report of Colonel W. C. Gorgas, chief
sanitary officer, there were three
cases of smallpox, all at Colon.
The chief cause of death has been
pneumonia, and for August there
was a considerable decrease in the
mortality from this disease. In July
124 patients died from pneumonia;
ifn August only ninety-four. From
malarial causes the number of deaths
in July was 105, and seventy-eight
in August. There was an increase in
typhoid fever from seven deaths in
July to twelve in August, while the
mortality from dysentery was prac-
tically the same for the two months.
From beriberi there were five deaths
all in the city of Panama.
This report covers the whole pop-
ulation of 75,000 in Colon, Panama
and the Canal Zone. At the time of
this report there were 29,5566 em-
ployes on the Government payroll,
the largest force yet employed at one
time, and nearly double the number
the French had at work at any one
period. In October, 1884, they had
on their rolls 19,243 men. Of the
more than 29,000 employes on the
American roll in August, 1906, 153
died, only eight of them whites.
Four-fifths of the whites employed
are from the United States. Of 4000
Americans only twodied. One of these
fatalities was due to an explosion of
gunpowder and the other to a rail-
road accident. The most fatal dis-
ease in the Canal Zone and on the
Isthmus is pneumonia, and this oc-
curs almost exclusively among the
blacks. Of the sixty victims of this
disease only one was a white.
The sick list shows that out of
more than 29,000 employes only
forty-two reported on the daily sick
list out of every 1000 men; this in
August, when sickness is at its max-
There were no deaths in Colon in
August from either typhoid fever or
dysentery, the two principal water
borne diseases of the Isthmus.
Nothing could be more encourag-
ing to the American people or bet-
ter justify their support of the great
canal project than this report of the
department of health of the Isth-
mian Canal Commission. It shows
the value of the careful preliminary
organization which has been effected
and guarantees the most perfect pro-
tection of life possible to those who
dig the Panama Canal.—New York
Kentucky's Strong Parson.
Senator “Joe” Blackburn, of Ken-
tucky, tells of a good old Methodist
minister in his State in the pioneer
days who was a considerable scrap-
per, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“One day,” says the Senator, “‘af-
ter the parson had found it neges-
sary to administer fistic punishment
to several young toughs who persist-
ed in disturbing the meeting at one
of the churches he served, one of his
flock, noted as being something of a
hard hitter ‘himself, got up in meet-
ing and said:
“ ‘It is a solmen duty of this here
congregation to stand by Parson
Johnson. He does not seek trouble,
but he will not show the white feath-
er when trouble is forced in his way.
I" believe that, unrestrained by di-
vine grace, Parson Johnson can whip
any man in Kentucky. The Lord is
with him. Let us pray.”
Overdid It.
The late Joseph Jefferson was well
known for his kindness of heart, a
kindness which extended to the
smallest of animals, but nothing an-
noyed him wore than affectation in
this regard. .
Upon one occasion he was dining
with an acquaintance when a fly
dropped into the other man's coffee.
The man carefully fished it out and
called to a waiter.
‘““Here,” he said, “take this poor
little fellow—be very careful or you
will hurt him—and put him out of
Mr. Jefferson laid a restraining
hand upon his shoulder.
“Why, how can you think of such
a thing, my dear friend? Don’t you
see that it is raining? Suppose the
poor little fellow should catch cold!”
—Harper's Weekly.
Phosphorescent Waves.
An unusual amount of phosphorus
has floated in toward shore at Long
Beach. There was a slight display
last night, but to-night the spectacle
afforded was beautiful. When the
breakers rolled in thousands of lights
of all colors could be seen. When the
waves broke against the boats at
anchor the same result followed.
Fish could be detected swimming be-
neath the water by the train of elec-
tric sparks they left. Once in a while
a large fish could be seen in the phos-
phorescence chasing a smaller one.
The phosphorus extends about a
mile out to sea. During the day it
presents a muddy red appearance.
The fish get out of the phosphorus-
covered water as quickly as possible.
There were few fishermen along the
pier to-day as a result. The present
condition will last perhaps a week,
it is said.—Los Angeles Herald.
Some giant Jamaicaroranges are
reported to have recently brought
$1.50 a dozen on the Loddon market.
To Please the Girls.
If you would please a girl, of
This law: Whatever else you do,
Listen to all that she may say,
Say nothing she must listen to
It Would Seem Not.
“The Mexican Herald says centen-
arians are common in Mexico.”
“Then the auto isn’t in general use
fn Mexico.”—Houston Post.
“The professor’s wife can’t hold a
candle to him.”
“Of course not. He wears cellu-
loid collars.”—Town Topics.
Poor Boy!
Mrs. Hoyle—*‘I hear that your son
had to leave college.”
Mrs. Doyle—‘ ‘Yes; he studied too
hard, learning the football signals.”
Johnny—"Pa, what is the light
that never was on land or sea?”
Pa—“That's the amount the gas
company charges you for.”’—New
York Sun.
“But do you think he will make a
competent executive officer?”
“Competent! Well I should say
so! Why, that man can wield a
whitewash brush with the best of
The Reversible Proposition.
“Yes, I consider a statesman a
greater man than a general. The pen
is mightier than the sword, you
“Yes, but you mustn't forget that
the sword is smitier than the pen.”’—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Good Advice.
Caller—‘“My health and digestion
are perfect, doctor. I haven't an
ache or a pain. The trouble with me
is that I can't sleep at night.”
Physician—“If that is the case,
sir, I suggest that you consult your
spiritual adviser.””—Chicago Tribune.
Not Dead Yet.
Cassidy—*“Yis, the poor fellow’s
gittin’ along purty well.”
Casey—‘ ‘But I t'ought ye said he
was mortally injured?”
Cassidy—'“So he is, but his in-
juries ain't quite as mortal as they
t’ought at first.”’—Philadelphia
“You will notice,” said the clerk,
“that this electric fan turns in two
directions at one time. We call it
the ‘All Russia.” ”’
“Why so?” asked the prospective
“Because there is a revolution on
every side.”
And That's a Fact.
“George, dear,” said the fair maid
who was new to the game, ‘‘when the
man with the wire toilet mask says
‘Play ball,’ what does he mean?”
“When certain teams are engaged
in the contest,” said George, ‘it
means that he is somewhat sarcas-
tic.”’—Detroit Tribune.
Where He Wins.
“I didn’t know Bumps was such a
linguist. Why, he actually speaks
“No he doesn’t. He just has the
nerve to pronounce all the Russian
names he reads without stumbling,
and nobody has the nerve to correct
him.’’—Detroit Free Press.
Her Reason.
“I don’t see what you want to
marry Arthur DeWork for. He
hasn’t got a cent except what he
earns as a mere salesman.”
Merchant Who Did Not Draw the
Line Failed.
A merchant in one of the smaller
towns failed the other day, and in
talking over the matter with some
professional men and others in pri-
vate life, friends of his, they passed
the remark: “Yes, it's too bad B,
failed, but he brought it on himself;
he was too good a fellow, spent too
much of his time and money with
the boys around town.”
So far as we could find, the mer-
chant that failed didn't have an en-
emy in the town. Every one liked
him. The only trouble was that he
was too good a fellow.
There is room for much thought in
this case. A merchant, to be suc-
cessful, has got to make himself well
liked. He must be on friendly terms
with all classes, and he must be a
good fellow, but he must be careful
of the danger line. He must not get
into the class that spells ruin for
him. It is pretty difficult, sometimes,
to draw the line, to know just how
far to go and then stop, but the man
who can do this will succeed where
the man who goes too far will fail.
The safe rue is to be very careiul
in picking your close personal
friends. It is these friends who have
the most to do in shaping a business
man's life outside the store, although
but few will be willing to admit it.
There does not seem to be much
wrong about taking a drink with
Tom or Dick They are jolly good fel
lows, but some day the drinks will
come too fast and the townspeople
will be sure to hear of it.
The successful man will carefully
choose his intimate friends. With
all others, if he has tact, he can get
long on a friendly basis, retaining
their good will, while not being a
factor in their especial pleasures. He
will always, whether in the store or
on the street, conduct himself with
the dignity that should distinguish
a business man, and mark him always
as what he should be, one of the solid
men of the town, whose opinions on
public questions are respected, and
in whom the people have confidence.
The merchant who follows this
plan will never be known as a ‘“‘good
fellow,” in all that the term may im-
ply, but all things being equal, he
will succeed in life, and he will al-
ways retain the good will and re-
spect of the people.—St. Paul Trade
The hill of pride is icy all the year
To be rich one must learn to profit
by losses.
Heaven never fills the hand and
forgets the heart.
Sparing little weeds spoils many a
large harvest.
Vain the mourning over sin
out its mending.
Work builds a wall about most of
the tempter’s wiles.
The man who has no faith in any
one gets fooled by every one.
Stepping stones to success cannot
be built out of broken command-
Where ambition plows the heart
you can always plant the seeds of
Many churches are building too
many ovens and baking too little
Dark days always last longest and
look blackest to people who frown at
The soul gets little provender out
of a performance that looks only to
the salary.
When furniture becomes all im-
portant to the faith it has reached
its own funeral.
The place where temptation is
fiercest is where the brave can learn
to be most faithful.
Whatever helps us to think more
kindly of another helps to bring in
the kingdom of heaven.—Chicago
Roads and the Liquor Traffic,
To the many schemes looking to
the financing of zood roads proposi-
tions Governor Folk, of Missouri, has
added a new one. He will ask the
next Legislature of his State to pass
a law taxing the retall liquor inter-
ests for the benefit of the publie
highways. His plan is to have a di-
rect State tax of $200 levied on each
dramshop, the fund to be used to
build two great highways across the
State, one from Kansas City to St.
Louis and one from Iowa to the
Arkansas line.
While the details of Governor
Folk’s plan are not fully explained
enough is known to show that it
an interesting, though as yet doul
ful, method of raising funds for good
roads. Various States have adopted
differing methods of getting the
money necessary to improve the ex-
isting highwaysorbuild new ones, and
through them all the principle of
State aid has been the main feature,
though with many varieties of ap-
plication. We know of no instance
where Governor Folk's idea has been
Existing methods of road improve-
ment are the so-called ‘reward” sys-
tem, introduced by Commissioner
Earle, of Michigan; the systems un-
der which improvements are carried
out in New Jersey, Connecticut and
Masachusetts; the convict labor work
of Georgia and some other Southern
States, and the great bond issue plan,
through which New York’s highways
are to be brought to a high pitch of
excellence. A careful study of the '
various methods leads to the conclii='
sion that the State bond issue, as
adopted by New York, affords the
most feasible and least expensive
method of making the highways
what they should be. This doubtless
could be improved, however. For in-
stance, in a few New York counties
some of the county prisoners are
made to work in getting out material
for highway construction. This plan
has so far been successful, and there
seems no valid reason why it should
not be extended to the State's pris-
oners. The amount of competition
with “free labor’ resulting wculd not
be an appreciable factor in the State's
labor problems, and work in the open
air, with good food and propér treats
ment, would improve many men in
whom the reformation supposed to be
wrought by imprisonment is in no
way apparent.—New York Trip
Dust Prevention on Roa
A modification of the ca
method of using tar on a public
way for the purpose of laying d
reported from the vicinity of
N. Y. The experiment is being t
by State Engineer Van Alstyne«4
village of considerable . siz
first step is to sprinkle hot ta
road, and then to fill up low spots
with screenings. When the surface
has been well packed by teams, a
second application is made. The job
is not considered complete, though,
until there has been a third ceating.
Before being used, the tar is boiled
to drive off any water it may con-
tain. =
This road is much used by automo-
biles, whose owners found the dust
as unpleasant as did the local resi-
dents, and consequently two classes
of people are watching the experi-
ments carefully. The extraordinary
increase everywhere in the number
of horseless carriages of late hag
made the suppression of dust as im-
portant to their drivers as to resi-
dents along the roads frequented by
them. Formerly the man in an au-
tomobile did not appreciate what a
nuisance this dust was, but
many cars are
tendency to deny that these vehicles
are responsible for a somewhat seri-
ous action on the surface of the hilar
way, and that steps should be*taken
to prevent it. It is not.w®ar in the
usual sense of the #€Tm, but rather
Walk Across Iowa For Vacation.
Toiling across country through
Jowa dirt is the most enjoyable vaca=
tion Edwin Sells, a banker of Free-
port, Ill, can find, For three years
he has spent two weeks every suln=
mer tramping from Chicago to
“0, I'm pursuing Art for Art's
sake,” replied the demure maiden
who had not yet succumbed to the
theory of financial matrimony.
His Game.
«1 understand our friend, Main-
chanz, is working on a scheme to re-
move weeds.” :
«1 didn’t know he had any interest
in gardening.”
“He hasn’t; he’s merely laying his
plans to capture old Gotrox’s young
widow.’—Philadelphia Press.
Very Realistic.
«And when the hero spoke,”
read the college girl with the novel,
¢ ‘there was a lump in the heroine's
throat.’ ”’
“Poor girl!” sighed her chum.
bet she felt bad.”
“Not at all; she felt good.”
“And how was that?”
“Why, it was a lump of ice cream.”
“Perhaps smoking is offensive to
you, Miss Smith?”
“On the contrary, I like the smell
of a good cigar.”
Without a moment’s hesitation he
threw away the weed he was smoke
ing. Something in her manner, rath-
er than her wqrds, led him to suspect
that she wasja judge of cigars.—
Chicago Tribyhe.
Omaha and return. Mr. Sells was in
Des Moines one day last week, but
stopped only long enough to take a
The distance is exactly 500 miles,
and Mr. Sells walks it and returns
in a period of four weeks. He enjoys
the outing, claiming that he always
feels better after his return than if
he had spent the time at some water
ing place or in some summer resort.
He makes his trip in a rough walk-
ing outfit, but returns home tanned
and sunburned by the bright Iowa
sun. He has taken different routes
each time he made the cross country
trip.—Des Moines Register.
Shipbuilding in Scotland.
In the first half of the year 1906
Scotland produced an amount of ton-
nage from her shipyards unprece-
dented in the history of shipbuilding.
In these six months, according to a
Glasgow despatch, the shipyards put
into the water no less than 207 ves-
sels of all sizes, with an aggregateq
tonnage of 360,489. The nearest ap-
proach to that record was made in
Scotland in 1902, when in six months
259,804 tons were produced. The
large output from the Cgde yards
was augmented by the launches of
the Lusitania, a Cunard steamship of
32,500 tons, and the Agamemnon, a
battleship of 16,500 tons, in the clos
ing weeks of the half year.
suction, and as” its effect can be
checked by-the same means that are
used to lay dust, the importance of
these experiments can be readily ap-
preciated.—New York Tribune Farm~->
Tarring One Road.
Road-tarring on a large scale has
been seen in France during the prep-
aration for the Grand Prix race. The
tarring is carried out on the Lassailly
system by the use of the most im-
proved apparatus for heating the tar
and applying it to the surface of the
road. Commenced on the 25th of
May, the operation lasted scarcely
trr days for the 500,000 square
vards which were covered, employing
two gangs, each made up of six driv-
ers and eight horses, together with \\
eight men for spreading the tar,
counting the men needed for sanding
the road after the tarring. A fine
road is the result of this operation,
and it shows that by the use of the
proper apparatus a large extent of
road can be treated within a short
time and with a small amount of la-
bor. At the last moment the excess
of sand which covers the layer of tar
will be swept off by the four sweeper
wagons employed by M. Lassailly,
when the cars will be able to run
under ideal conditions. {Such a pro-
cess, far from being’ an extra ex-
pense, is now recognized as an »-‘:af
economy, seeing that the cost of
keeping up the road becomes much
less, and this pays for the tarring ex-
penses, and may even exceed the lat-
llter, as has been found during a long
of observations made
France.—Scientific American.
now that .
running over gg
good road there is no longef any