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February ayt 1913
PASTIME FOR YOUNQ AND OLD
Swedish Piper Deecrlbe Interesting
Clams to Be Played on lc Um
pire It Needed.
A novel and Interesting winter game
for young and old, deecrlbcd a a
novelty by a Swedish paper, la played
Two polca of convenient height are
erected on the Ice; If skating on
fhallow pond they may bo driven
through the len and Into the ground,
but If thp water la deep, holei mutt be
bored through the Ico and the polei
will soon freeze eolldly In them. A
rope la stretched between the polca at
each a height aa le eulted to tho alte
of the players or ae agreed on to make
th gnmn morn or lees dlltlcult. and on
this are itrung a number of pieces of
board, A, each hnvlng a ring of iprlng
steel, II, attached to Ita lower end. The
purpose of the game la to run at good
peed btween the poles and catch a
ring on a epear, each player being en
titled to make a certain number of
mm, and tho winner being the one
who can catch the most rings.
The spenra may be made of broom
handles tapered toward the end, and
Player In Action.
with a shield made of tin and attached
t a suitable distance from the thicker
end (Pattern C). The lino Is fastened
at the top of one pole and run through
a pulley, I), at the top of the other,
thence to a weight or line fastener
Bach player should start from the
same base line and pass between the
poles at such a speed that ho will
glldo at least 100 feet on tho other
side of tho poles without pushing him
self forward by the aid of the skates.
Twenty runs are usually allowed each
player, or ten playera may dlvldo Into
two parties, playing one against the
other, etc An umplro will be needed
to see that fair play ta maintained and
ettlo any disputes that may arlio,
NEAT WINTER EVENING TRICK
Allow Person to Think of Card and
Then Make It Appear Where Com
pany May Decide Upon.
To allow a person to think of a
card and to make that card appear at
any number In the pack which the rest
of the company may decide upon:
After tho cards have been thor
oughly well shuffled offer the pack to
one of tho spectators and ask
him to select any card he
chooses and to remember the
number at which It stands from
the bottom of the pack. This done,
you offer to makn the card selected
tako any position In the pnek that the
rest of the company may choose to
name. Wo will suppose tho audience
to decide that they wish the card to
appear at number eighteen. Careless
ly remark that It Is not even neces
sary for you to see tho cards, and hold
tho pack either behind your back or
beneath tho table, while you rapidly
count eighteen from tho bottom of the
pack and place them on the top. Then,
producing the cards, you ask the audi
ence to tell you tho original number
of tho card, ns you will begin counting
from that number.
Suppose they tell you that tho num
bcr of the original card was fourteen
You commence counting, calling the
first card fourteen, the next fifteen,
the next sixteen, then seventeen, and
last Here, In order to make the trick
aa Impressive as possible. It would be
as well to pause and say: "llefore
I turn It over will you kindly toll me
tho namo of the card selected?"
The card being named, you turn It
up, and. tu their utter astonishment,
the company perceives that It Is the
Why aro tlioro three objections to
taking a glass of brandy?
Ilecauso thero are threo ncruples to
Why Is a pretty girl like a locomo
tive? Ilecnuso she scuds off tho sparks,
transports the malls, and has a train
What uro tho most unsociable things
In the world?
Mile stones, for you Dover see two
of them together.
Why Is tho letter Y llko death?
riecause It makes all fall.
When may a man bo considered to
be really over head and ears In debt?
When he owes for bis wig.
What Is It that a gentleman has not,
never can have, and yet can give to a
What fruit docs a nowly marrlod
A green pair (pear).
What Is the difference between
mouse and a young lady?
Ono banns the cheese, tbe other
charms the ties.
Why Kidf ?.
roily has a.
Vou see She S
a he He
And -THc rieMCfhbors
All o- milfs
Havc dotobed her
l.trie (K)nejt '
BOYS WHO LACKED TRAINING
Interesting Investigation Made by
Juvenile Protective Association
Few Had Trade.
Failure property to train boys for
useful work Is a prolific source of
vagnbondugo and crime. An Investi
gation made by tho Juvenile Protec
tive association of Chicago and re
ported by Its president, Louise De
Koven tlowen, In the 8urvey, devel
oped striking facts. A study was
made of cases selected from among
1,328 confined In tho Cook county Jail
In 1911. Mrs. Ilowen writes:
'The Investigation emphasizes the
fact that only three out of the hun
dred boys had a trade. Only six had
been allowed to work at the occupa
tion which they really desired. Most
of them had been put to work at
anything attainable. Slxty-stx had
begun to earn their living at fourteen
years of ago or younger. According
to the government reports, the wages
of unskilled laborers who leave school
before they are fourteen increase
num j in iiu per ween until
they are twenty years of age. Hero
thflv remain .l.llnnnrv until thv .r.
forty years of ago. when their earn- acteristlcs: willful, lawless, giggl.ng,
Ing capacity ngaln begins to decline, 'giving horsclf over to Intense and
"Out of the 1.328 boys In tho Jail, violent emotion, self-conscious, now
721 had been engaged In unskilled oc- ild and rude, now shy and timid,
cupatlons. Nineteen boys had wished jrcamy and forgHful, extreme y b n
to become machinists; out of this B tlv0and ltr.aglnat.ve. often im luslve.
number four drove wagons, one was . . .
a farmer, three were messenger boys. N rcason ,a n,,parCnt loT a
one an office boy, four were laborers, tlons. She forms Intense atta hmcnts
thre were errand boys In stores, one for one girl friend, Idcal'zta horteaca
was a chauffeur and two were gro- crs, devours lovo stories, moves abcut
eery clerks." 1 1 a roraantlc day dream, In which
sho Is tho central figure and alwns
GAME FOR WINTER EVENING tho picture of the prince who shall
como and fulfill her dreamy Ideals is
Disks Flipped Upon Cardboard Block before, her This is the period when
of Various .Values-Variation of th(J altrulgtlc ,n8tnct s keen and al-
TlddleWh.k. Icrt-sho Is easily led Into tho church.
Anew kind of game that Is a sort of1 Tho herolc ai'l-8 10 ncr- Sn0
variation of the old game of tiddlc-dc- should bo given an opportunity to
winks, and will afford much amuse- show her sympathy for wcakn ss and
mcnt for a cold winter's evening, has need by making small sacrifices and
been devised by a Pennsylvania man doing deeds of lovo and service w.th-
A flat rectangular box has spread out out TCwnTli, Mnny parents niako th
over the bottom a lot of cardboard f crltc:i;ng ftnu- 8:oU1 n8
squares, each bearing the p cturo of an ""DW"" " "
animal and a certain valuation. Inter. thc'- 'rla ,c tho f80"00 ,of
spcrsed among them aro other pieces others. Tho girl has no roascn for do-
ropresentlng fines. The player Is pro- Ing many things that her mother dots
vlded with two disks of different sites, not understand. Tho boy gets sympa
New Kind of Game.
tho larger ono to bo used In flipping
tho smaller one Into tho box. Each
player counts tho valuo of the pleco he
lands on, or if it huppens to be a "fine
he subtracts that amount. Thero can
also bo a penalty provided for failure
to enter tbe box at all and a number
of rules may bo mado to add to the
Interest of the game or make It more
Tommy went home one day with a
nice new golf ball.
"Look at tbo lost ball I found on the
links, father!" be said.
"Built you are sure, Tommy," said
Mr. Traddles, "that It woa a lost ball
"Ob, yes," said tbe boy. "I saw tbe
man and bis caddy looking fur It."
"Father, what la a minor
"A minor operation, my boy. ts one
for which the patient cheerfully pays
"And a major operation?"
"Oh, that'a one for which th bill
la settled by th heir." Judge.
It Is the Duty of the
Worker to Learn
By Or. CHARLES L. DANA.
OKK is eventually HARMFUL if it is dono intensely and
intensively with the mind concentrated upon practically
ono line of activities. All treadmill activity, if it closely
and almost solely engrosses the attention, LEADS TO
DEGENERATION. Interest in tho cultural phases of life, in art,
literature, music, social problems, politics, even religion, DISAP
PEARS IN ABOUT TEN YEARS. In twenty such interest is
almost BEYOND RECALL
This is the present stato of mind of hundreds of thousands of
EAGER MONEY MAKERS AND GET-RICII-QUICK AMERI
CANS TODAY, and it includes many who simply aro conscientiously
trying to support their families and secure n competence for their de
Even heforo this tho intensivo worker who docs not wisely divert
himself will often have a BREAKDOWN RIGHT IN THE
MIDST OF HIS ACTIVITIES.
THUS IT 8EEMS TO ME THAT IT 18 A SERIOUS DUTY ON TH1
PART OF VERY ACTIVE BRAIN WORKERS WHO WORK WITH CON
CENTRATION TO LEARN TO PLAY. I REFER ESPECIALLY TO
THOSE TO WHOM LIFE AT OFFICE AND HOME 18 NEVER QUITE
WITHOUT A CONSCIOUSNESS OR FAINT SUBCONSCIOUSNESS OF
THE GREAT TASK THEY ARE DAILY ENGAGED IN. ALL THIS AP-
PLIES JU8T AS MUCH TO WOMEN, TO THE ANXIOUS MOTHERS
WHO BRING UP THEIR CHILDREN, WITH EACH CHILD ALL THK
TIME ON THEIR MINDS, AND RUN, THEIR HOU8EHOLD WITH AD
MIRABLE BUT PAINFUL TIMIDITY.
A WOMAN IN THE MAKING
Contlnurd from pagr two)
1 cntlng will help to keep her well. Get
her to form tho "drink habit" drink
two giaggca 0f water before retiring
an(1 two breakfaBt and two
during the day.
I THCSO arc Bome OI llBUUUtuw
thy and appreciation from the "gang"
tho girl gets It from her one girl
friend or from her "set." Too often
tho girl Is repressed and rldlculed.so
jthat sho suffers Intensely, and tho
will never open her heart to her
mother. It Is tho stago of "puppy
lovo" In which It la sa.d that t. e
grll Is In isvo with an Ideal, and
thq boy la restless and seeks to know
Tho two thlnss which socm to
explain Uils t: an' It cn p rl d a-o con
sciousness of self and tho strug;lo to
reallzo personal freed m to sttl h r
relation with tho world about her at
every point of contact.
Now let ws look at sonto of tho
constructive facts that w.ll help us
guldo our girl through th so trying
years. Tho two greatest fmptatlons
'that lead girls astray aro tha craving
for pleasure and tho strugglo for wnr-
sonal freedom and placo.How to keep
her safe and flno and puro r aJy
for tho crowning love or tho groat
work of womanhood that s our pi o1'-
,cn, u,t mo 8UsgCBt tho following:
1. Surround her with the host en-
vlronment you can nfford, good pic
tures, good books, somo privacy a
place for her iersonul things, which
shall ba kept sacred for her.
2. GIvo her somo regular dally
3. GIvo her a regular tlmo for play,
recreation, or social relaxation.
' i. Let her Invite her friends to ycur
homo at stated times and help h r
to plan games that will have enough
fun and change to appeal to boys and
6. "Tho twilight hour Is tho cru
cial niomont." Never let your girl go
out In town at night alano or In
company with a young man alone,
When she Is old enough to have
some settled prlndpl's and a back-
ground of social experience with many
boys and girls, this will bo proper.
iTno best Instruction and Inheritance
Neurologist, of New York
will not avail when your Itnruaturo
girl is tempted to bo Just a bit
"easy" with her boy friend.
C. Sho should not bo allowed
"steady company" with a young man
until sho Is eighteen at leaat There
aro too many young girls In Bereft
roaming tha streets with boys going
homo lrom Sunday night meeting and
going driving Sunday afternoons. They
get married without preparation ir
serious thought and without ever
knowing tho aacrcdncss of true love.
7. Create, a disgust in the mind of
your girl for what Is ca.led "spoon
ing." Do you know how much harm
It does your girl to be kissed by
every boy who associates with her?
.Tho boy who finds pleasure In telling
how many girls hs has klsaed, should
be publicly whipped and ostracized by
tho town. Marriage that Is the rxsult
of such looseness Is lntar.auly un
8. Lastly, but most Important. In
an small things glvo your g.rl a
great deal of freedom give her plenty
of rope, but keep hold of tho end
Exact obedience in all important
things. Dlame less, praise more, scold
not at all. Meet all her questions with
frankness and sincerity. Try to cu
ter iuto her life with sympathy. In
telligence and lovo arc alter all tho
only safeguards. Help her to reallzo
that as a boy Is the Son of God, oo
sho Is tho Daughter of God, with
Just as great a mission and equal
opportunity for service and achieve
I havo confined myself largely to
tho physical needs and soc al lelatlons
of a young girl. Iler special Intellect
ual and religious training are f.t sub
jects for another paper. I shall close
with this quotation from a Com
mittee of Soc.al Workers, distinguish.
cd In tho work of reform.
"wnen every mother gives n-r
little girl full freedom for physical
agveloimcnt and talks to her of tho
profession or business sho Is going
to learn; when each girl is taught
to look forward with prldo to a ca
reer of bread winning which will
lcavo her freo to marry tho man of
her choice, and not make marriage n
pursuit and a necessity; when tho
great body cf women recogn'zo that
tho only protection of their daugh
ters against loveless and uniiappy
marriages and dlvorro and crime, lies
In having a sourco of incomo in
their own ability to earn and
in a certain indopondencu of thcught
and action aside from their bioth. rs
and husband's then a lung et:p to
ward nobler Lvcs for men and wo
men aPlio will have been taken."
Providing for the Future.
"H'by do you Insist on taking that
youns'er's photograph every fow
week?" "After ho has plunged Into
the hardBhlra and responsibilities of
mature life be can tnke the pictures
out and look at 'em. When he sees
bow his mother used to dress blm
and cut his hair he'll feel more re
signed to being grown up." Wssb
New Use for Button.
Little Mayme. aged four, and br
older sister were sitting near the win
dow ono day when suddenly ber sister
dropped a button out of the window,
which an old hen swallowed at once.
Then the silence was broken by tlttlt
Mayme saying very earnestly; "Now
there'll be a button In tbe egg." Da
Ended in Force of Arms, Compul
sion, Extortion, All That,
and Then Some.
By JOHN PHILIP ORTH.
Bame Andrew was a bachelor of
40, one of tho three carpenters In
the village of Dover. Ilelng a bach
elor It waa perfectly logical that he
should keep bachelor's hall. He had
made his own bed and cooked his own
meals for ten years when things hap
pened. In preparing his own dinner one
day tho bachelor burned the meat, for
got to put the coffee In the pot with
tho water, and fried the potatoes un
til the odor could be scented across
the street. Then ho broke a platter,
kicked the cat and went out oa the
back steps and said to himself:
"Dog gore It, but Km a fool!"
Mrs. Drown, wife of his nearest
neighbor, was on her back steps and
saw and heard him and answered:
"Of course you are!'
"I ought to have a wife."
"Everybody know that."
"1 won't stand It another month!"
"Dut where In Jericho am I going to
"That's It where?"
She passed Into her house and was
gone ten minutes, while the bachelor
sat and Stared at the beet-tops In his
garden and wondered how a feller
managed to kick himself when he
felt he needed kicking. Then she re
appeared to say:
"Oh, Sam, come to the fence."
A breast-high fence divided the
lots, and the two were soon leaning
"Well?" queried the carpenter In a
"You are a single man."
"Don't I know that?"
"Vou want a wife."
"I do. I'm gosh-hanged tired of this
"Say, Sam, 1 can get you a wife In
"I I don't believe it Who is she?"
"Tbo widow Martin."
"Why why," stammered the bache
lor as he tried to turn pale. "She
wouldn't have the likes of me."
"You can't tell that 'till you ask her.
I happen to think she'd Jump at the
chance. We were talking the other
day, and she said said !"
"I'm not going to do your courting
for you," laughed the woman as she
turned away from tbe fence. "If 1
were a man named Sam Andrews I
know where I'd be about 8 o'clock
"Oh Lord, where?"
"Right over at tho widow's bouse,
aBklng her to set the wedding day.
That would be me, but of course you
haven't got much grit. Light your
pipe and think It over."
The carpenter didn't go back to his
saw and hammer that afternoon. He
sat for hours with his feet cocked up
and pipe In mouth and went over the
case. He had known tbe widow Mar
tin for years, and had a good oplnloa
of her. He wasn't In love, but he bad
read and heard that that sentiment
would come along a few days after
marriage Should there be calls and
a courtship, or should he transact
business on the plan of matrimonial
answers given while you wait?" At
sundown he had decided on the latter
course. It was to he or not to be.
There were three Interested parties
Mrs. Martin, the widow, party of
the first part.
Mrs. Brown, party of the second
Sam Andrews, party of the third
It might seem more than neighbor
ly for the party of the second part to
offer her assistance in the emergency
recorded. The widow was a harmless
sort of flirt, as all widows have a
right, to be. Mrs. Drown was a mar
ried woman, but she liked to flirt a
little notwithstanding. Dut for her
husband's Jealous disposition she
might have had more opportunities.
To bo restrained while the other was
free galled and rankled. She bad
hoped for years that the widow would
get married and to a mighty Jealous
man at that, and thus leave her a
clear Held, but no such event had hap
pened. There wero nineteen chances
out of tweuty that the party of the
third part would get turned down
with a prompt "No, sir!" but tho flir
tatious woman wasn't missing any
thing that came her way. Under oth
er conditions she would have told
Sam Andrews that he was bow-back
ed and bow-legged and' to go and hlr
out to a side show.
At 8 o'clock that evening the wid
ow Martin was considerably surprised
to open the door In response to a
knock and find tho old bachelor on
the steps. He was dressed In his Sun
day suit Ills hair was oiled and his
boots greased. He looked pale, and
ho made earnest efforts to swallow
his Adam's apple, but he finally got
seated. The widow wondered what
errand bad brought blm, and as tbe
minutes passed and he did not ex
plain she asked:
"Did you call to see If I had any
carpenter work to do?"
"Why, no." was the reply. "No. I
didn't call for carpenter work. I call-
ed to ask you to marry inel"
"You see, 1 want a wife."
"I should say you did."
"And I'll be a good husband to her."
"Dut but you see "
"Mr. Martin, I'm pretty good
She taw that he was very much In
earnest, and she thought for a mo
ment before saying: v
"Mr, Andrews, I know you to be a
steady, hard-working man, and you'd
make some woman a good husband,
but I'm not the worran. I've no
tboughta of marrying again."
"Hut you may change your mind,"
"It Is barely possible."
"And If you do, then"
"We can't tell what may happen fur.'
"I may propose," agalnsald Mr. An
drew as he was ready to go.
"I hope not."
"And I may keep proposing."
"Good night, Mr. Andrews good
Next morning bright and early Mrs.
JlrowTj was at the fence to hear the
new, and when told by tho carpenter
that he had been turned down, sho
gasped and replied:
"Sam, the widow was gijng you a
"Hut she Is. She wants to be run'
after. She wants to keep you on the
hook. Don't you let her fool you.;
"I told her I should."
"Good for you I Don't you let her.
make a fool of you."
Every day for the next fortnight the
party of the second part kept encour-'
ngalng the party of tbe third part, and
be began to feel that It waa time to.
propose again. In doing hi carpenter
work It became necessary for him to
go to the woods to cut a stick of tim
ber. It was a tramp of half a mile.
It was after dinner that he started
out, and while he was tramping about
In search of the right tree he heard
a woman's calls for help. When he
traced them to their source hla sur
prise was great.
The widow Martin waa atuck fast
In a quagmire!
"Why how when " gasped Sam.
"I came out for a walk." wa ex
plained. "I have been stuck here for
two hour. I thought help would nev
"Stuck, eh?" queried the man, aa
he took a seat oa a log. "Mr Martin.
I warned you that I should propose
"Are you going to make a fool of
yourself?" she demanded. "Thl Is no
time for nonsense. Cut a pole and
reach me the end of It"
"There's other business ahead , of
that In tbe last fortnight I have
learned to love you'
"I am a good man, widow a good
man. You couldn't find a better bus
band In the state. I want you to think
things over. I'm not handsome, but I
can help to make a happy home. I'm
no swell, but you are no aristocrat
yourself. I'm a carpenter working by
the day, but you are a humbl widow.
Think It over. I'll be back In halt an
"Half an hour!"
"Dut I'm being drawn down."
"Half an hour!"
"Sam, don't you know you are act
ing mighty mean? Here I am. utterly
helpless, and you "
"I ask you to marry me. What d'ye
"Y-yes." answered the widow after
three long minutes had gone past.
It was force of arms compulsion
extortion and all of that, but she stuck
to her promise and has never regret
(Copyright, 1912, by the McClure News
IS THOUGHT OLDEST MUMMY
Skeleton of Women, Recently Found,
Has Been Accorded Distinction
by the Scientists.
The mummy known as Ka-Nefer,
which Is in the museum of the Royal
college of eurgeonB, London, England,
has been described as the oldest mum
my known. The date assigned to It
by Prof. Elliot Smith waB the age of
Senefru, tbo beginning of Egypt's
fourth dynasty, about 3700 years U. C.
Some human remains, however,
have now been discovered at Sakkara,
about 1C miles from Cairo, belonging
to the period of tbe end of the sec
ond and the beginning of the third
dynasties, about 4,000 years D. C.
Among tbem is tho ckeleton of a
woman about 35 years of age, which
was found completely Invested In a
large series of bandages, and next to
the body was a corroded woven cloth.
The corrosion, says Prof. Smith,
was presumptive evl: ence that some
material, probably crude natron, was
applied to the surface of the body,
with a view to Its pretervatlon, and
he has thus been able to trace to a
higher antiquity than had previously
been done, the uso of this method for
preserving the body of tho dead.
They Were Really Moving.
He had bad Intimate acquaintance
with the content of several flagons
ere he went aboard one of those sur
face cars In Drooklyn In which the
"ads" revolve, that all who sit may
"Shay," ho said confidentially, as he
nudged his neighbor, while gazing at
tho advertisements of talcum powder,
soap, dandruff cure and what not as
they passed before him "shay, m
fren'. are them thing movln', or am
I seeln' thing?"
Assured that they were really mov
ing he heaved a sigh of great relief,
looked at the signs with a softer eye,
and then dozed off Into a peaceful
"I fear I have mada a mistake."
"He proposed tn a taxlcab. The
minute I accepted be paid the bill and
we cot' out and walked."