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Charlevoix County Herald
G. A. I.lfiK. Publisher,
SOME THINGS TO PONDER
Much of Our Hurrying It Needless
Don't Hold a Watch on Your
Just as an experiment, see how far
you can walk in five minutes. It will
onvlnce you that a lot of your hurry
ing is needless.
Many of us let slip a thousand op.
IKjrtunities by waiting for inspiration,
forgetting that idleness is not Inspir
ing. "Inspiration comes to him who
Don't be afarld to give compliments.
Overdellcacy in this respect is a social
handicap and a cause of much need
less lack of popularity, with conse
quent depression and timidity.
If you are in the habit of looking at
your watch every few minutes to see
what speed you are making, better dis
card the watch. You will save ever so
much strain and actually suffer no
loss of time.
Is it wise for sensitive natures to
expose themselves to tragical plays
and harrowing novels? They pay
for the experience by suffering a
ghastly nervous exhaustion out of all
proportion to the temporary thrill.
Are you one of the people who hop
up nervously when the train Is near
ing the station, and stand until it
tops? You think you are saving a
lot of time, whereas in reality a car
empties in three quarters of a min
ute. You have heard of "the total de
pravity of inanimate objects." They
are not depraved. We blame them for
our own folly as when we pile dishes
in reckless heaps that are doomed to
tip over, or pour hot sauce into cut
.glass, or go into a dark room without
trying to remember where the furni
Why are people so aware of their
sensitiveness to the color of furniture
and wall paper, and so blind to the
effect of the color of artificial light
on the feelings? Really, a mellow light
and an agreeable lampshade go far to
ward making the evening restful and
cheerful and cozy. Crude Illumination
The quickest way to cure "blues"
is to identify them. If you look back
a little and discover that your woe has
no reasonable cause, and that you
"just feel like feeling so," you know
that the condition is physical. That
knowledge puts you on the road to
recovery, for the physical condition
begins to improve as soon as you find
there is nothing worse the matter.
Woman's Home Companion.
Gluck Not a Courtier.
Gluck, the composer, was not of the
ort of men of whom courtiers are
made. One day he attended at the
court at Vienna a concert at which
the Emperor Joseph II and one of his
archdukes sang a fragment from one
of Cluck's compositions. Naturally
enough, the imperial artists glanced
at the composer to see bow he was
impressed by the honor they were do
ing him. They were shocked to ob
Ferve that he was making a series of
grimaces. The emperor stopped and
inquired whether he and the archduke
were not singing the bit according to
Cluck's idea of how it should be done.
"My idea!" exclaimed Gluck. "Why,
fire, I am the poorest walker in the
world, but I would vastly rather take
a walk of six leagues than be forced
to hear a composition of my own in
terpreted in such a way as that." Jo
peph II was brave enough to take no
notice of the criticism, but the court
was quite convinced that if such a re
proach had been addressed to the
Czar Nicholas the composer would
have prosecuted his musical studies
from that time forth under the un
favorable surroundings of the Siberian
Midnight, and in the smoking-room
of the club sat a young man huddled
in a chair. A friend entered. "Hallo,
Smith," he asked cheerily, "not going
home yet?" "No," muttered the de
spairing one. "I I daren't." "Why,
what's the matter?" "Matter? It's
the end of everything! It means ruin,
sriet and spoiled life!" The friend
looked frightened. "Here, Smith, tell
roe what's up. Perhaps I can help
you." Smith clenched his fists till the
knuckles showed white. "No one can
help me,".becried In agony; "I have
come to the end of all things! At
eight o'clock I telephoned to my wife,
and gave her a perfectly good excuse
for not coming straight home, and"
his voice sank to a whisper "I've for
gotten what I said!"
Renounce the Silk Hat.
London reports that the fashion of
wearing silk hats Is dying there This
extraordinary variety of head cover
ing was known In Florence toward the
end of the eighteenth century, but Its
growth in popularity did not begin un
til 1825, when Its manufacture was
begun In France.
Paid by the Beneficiaries.
"A more deserving medical man
than our friend Richard does not ex
ist. He very frequently accepts no
fees from his patients."
Mr. H. You don't say so.
Mr. A. He generally settles with
the heirs. Tit-Hits.
Learn From Censure.
If anyone speak III of thee, consld
er whether be hath truth on bis side;
and if so, return thyself, that Ml
censures may not affect thee. Ep'cte-
By GKAIIA&1 WOOD
OMK of the brainiest business men in America assure us that the
human element is entering more and more into the business affairs
of the worM. They tell us that the (lays of cutthroat competi
tion are already gone, and that they will never return; that the
question of service value is obtruding itself so persistently that it is impos
sible that it should much longer be disregarded.
It is not necessary that one should be a very close student in order
to find positive evidence that such a change is taking place. In a word,
we are getting to the point where we are willing to assert with nil the
force of public opinion that the old rule, "Enough is enough," applies
to one class of people quite as much as to another.
Ten or fifteen years ago men ran their business affairs as if the gen
eral public had no rights in the matter. The sole inspiration for busi
ness was the accumulation of earnings from which to declare dividends,
and any apparent desire on the part of the people to penetrate beneath the
biirface of things was promptly checkmated. "The public be damned'
was the rule in many offices that had nothing to do with railway management-Today
there is still a certain amount of this spirit, but it is rapidly
being eliminated. The judicial and legislative investigations of big busi
ness enterprises have shown man that he cannot ride roughshod over his
fellows forever. As a result, the better days are already dawning. As
George W. Perkins suggests, the time has come when the "only kind of
a trust that can live is one that makes money for its stockholders by man
ufacturing a commodity that the people need for a less price than they
were able to get it for before."
This is but another way of saying that service value is beginning to
be an important factor in the commercial world, and, fortunately, the
term "service value" docs not apply to one class alone. It is not sufficient
that a business should be of value to its owners. It must also have a
distinct service value to the community, or it is destined to go into the
By CHARLES JAMES
probably it would be more correct to say
the Anglo-Norman. This man with his hard feudal istic spirit, knowing
nothing of or caring nothing for sympathy, much less brotherhood, as
between man and man, believing only in conquest and dominion, upon
him the fugus of snobbery grew apace.
Every one of us today who humiliates a man because he is poor
or insignificant or toadies to another because he is rich or powerful is
imitating the Anglo-Norman.
Beyond any question of doubt snobbery is a large and flourishing
growth in this country. But it is somewhat differentiated from the Eng
lish species. There in general "blood"' is the object of worship; here it
is more apt to be money. AVe have, it is true, our devotees of "blood" too,
but they are not quite sure of themselves.
Of course there are many degrees of snobbery and ft is to be found
in the kitchen as well as in the parlor.
How to eradicate it? Ah, I wish I could tell. I fear satire will
never do it. For do we not know that Thackeray's great work, "The Book
of Snobs," was written in vain?
V fTf? I nary courses of study lor the various pro-
f fessions, notably the legal vocation.
By L. N. DLIMENTHAL
dent who is forced to spend his few hours of recreation laboriously and
zealously accumulating a knowledge of the finer technicalities of law.
"What about them?
If this theory were put in practice it would with one bold strike
obliterate opportunity and ambition.
Attorneys who have attended night school should consider the strug
gling student and remember all they themselves have endured.
Let us all bear in mind that talent may be stimulated by study, but
it cannot be manufactured.
C-vrcJjJj I incompetent to deal with the education of
1 iha vrmnrf
tt tnt. fcrta Hi-, HarrarJ UWrity
firm, set habits marionettes, dolls.
We school and drill our, children and youth in Fcliool ma'am manner
ism, schoolmaster" mind-ankylosis,. school-superintendent stiff-joint cere
monialism, factory regulations and office discipline.
Originality is suppressed, individuality is crushed. Mediocrity ii at
Value to Public
Those of us who ere of- Anglo-Saxon
origin or descent are pretty sure to be
snobs, whatever we may think. Hut we
cannot help it; it is in the blood.
There is nothing strikes an English
man or American traveling in Latin coun
tries more than the easy familiarity which
exists among the people. It is true there
is class distinction, but this doC3 not make
for haughtiness on the one hand or ser
vility on the other. This was also the case
among the Gaelic peoples until they fell
under the influence of the Anglo-Saxon, or
There has recently been much discus
sion in regard to prolonging the prelimi-
Brilliant paragraphs have been penned
by distinguished attorney. These writers
must have undoubtedljr admired their the
ories; but how many have attentively con
sidered the injustice these sentiments would
cause if executed?
Elaborate schedules have been proposed,
suggesting so many hours for lectures, so
many hours for study and so forth, but
naught has been said about the poor stu
The goody-goody pch os ma'am, the
mandarin-schoolmaster, the philistine-ped-
fgogue, the pedant-administrator with his
business capacities, have proved themselves
They stifle talent, they stupefy the in
tellect, they paralyze the will, they sup
press geniu9, they benumb the faculties of
The educator, with his pseudo-scientific,
can only bring up a set of philistines with
-v v --rri't v . . ti ; T A
UNCLE SAM is the greatest sum
mer resort proprietor in the
world. The national parks that
belong to the United States
and are or the enjoyment of
the people have a combined area al
most half as great as that of Switzer
land. Within their boundaries may be
found every attraction that Switzer
land has to offer and many other
scenic marvels such as no other coun
try in the world affords. There are
giant glaciers, snow-capped mountains
that are as hard to climb as Mont
Iilanc or the Matterhorn, great for
ests, lakes and mighty rivers, water
falls more than twice as high as the
Metropolitan tower, geysers that 6pout
a thousand feet In air, huge caverns
In which a city might be hid, big trees
that were forest monarchs before the
Pyramids were ' planned, titanic
chasms the list of attractions in Un
cle Sam's summer resorts is endless.
Many of them are unique.
Many of these national playgrounds
are In the empire of the west. The
greatest of them are easy of access.
Year by year the number of those that
can be reached by the railway or by
the trolley Is growing. A generation
or so from now, when the United
States west of the Missouri is more
thickly populated, these breathing
spots will occupy the same relation to
the country at large that Central,
Hronx and Van Cortland parks and the
other open spaces In New York bear
to the metropolis. They will be sum
mer recreation grounds to which mill
ions will flock. They are so large that
for centuries to come they are not
likely to be overcrowded.
The Yosemlte National park, in
California, is 150 miles from San Fran
cisco as the crow flies. It is not pos
sible as yet to trolley thither from the
Golden (late, but it may be within the
next few years. Already a stage line
leading o its boundary has been paral
leled by an electric railroad. The
Yosemlte park is in the heart of the
Sierra Nevada mountains. Originally
it was fifteen miles in length and "one
mile back from the main edge of the
precipice on each side of the valley,"
but the park in its entirety now cov
ers a domain thirty-six by forty-eight
Like Vast Hall.
Crossing the threshold of the great
valley of the Yosemlte Is like stepping
into some vast house or hall carved
out of the mountain. One passes sud
denly into a tranquil, restful region
that Is enhanced by the power and
grandeur that encompasses It. The
picture of sunny glades and falls of
lucid water is set In an enormous
granite frame three or four thousand
feet high, ornamented with domes and
spires and peaks that are still higher.
The Grand Canyon of the Yosemlte la
a sublimity of a different order. Com
ing from the petrified forest with its
trunks of thousands of gigantic trees
or tree ferns that grew millions of
years ago, one gazes down upon some
thing that is unlike anything ever
known upon the earth. It seems like
a vision of some strange, colossal city
carved out of granite that has been
uncovered from the depth of geologic
time. There is a wilderness of temple
like forms and monumental remains,
alcoves and amphitheaters and noble
architectural profiles that delight
while they bewilder the eye. Count
less waterfalls flutter like lace against
the granite walls.
The first leap of the falls of the
Yosemlte Is 1,600 feet, more than
twice the distance of the glided dome
of the Metropolitan tower from the
earth below. The next leap is 400 feet
and the last 600. At the bottom the
water falls In spray like an endless
summer shower. Imagine the Hudson
river emptied of Its water for seven or
eight miles from Its mouth and deep
ened 3,000 feet or more. Then fancy
the sides nearly vertical, with snow
white waterfalls fluttering against
them here and there, granite rocks In
spires and domes planted along the
rim, and a landscape of groves and
glades with still, clear winding water
at the bottom and you will have as
adequate a conception of the Yosemlte
as it is possible to get without teeing
Several thousand persons camp in
this enchanted valley every summer.
Its floor Is nearly level not a chaos
of fallen rocks. More than 3,000 acres
are meadows and pasture. Trees and
groves make it a natural park. Stage
lines and an electric line run from the
terminus of the railroad and there are
Etage lines through the park. The
tourist season is from May 1 to No
vember 1, but the park Is accessible
and hotels are open throughout the
There is an electric road which
leads to the Sequoia National park,
near Yosemifp. Here is the home of
the big trees, although they are found
in a continuous belt nearly 300 miles
long, from Placer county to Kern coun
ty in California. These big trees are
the greatest of llvlrig things and date
back to the youth of the world. Some
of them are believed to be S.000 years
old. They antedate the oldest civiliza
tion of which the archaeologist finds
any trace. They were forest giants be
fore Moees or Confucius or Duddha
were born. Harrlng accident and
catastrophe, they appear to be immor
tal. There is no evidence that they
ever die of disease, decay or old age.
Some of them are dead at the top, but
they were blasted by lightning and
the trunks are e t ill as sound as ever.
Rainier Central Gem.
Rainier National park, of which
Mount Tacoma is the central gem, lies
about seventy miles southeast of Ta
coma, and contains nearly 400 square
miles. It was set apart by the gov
ernment on account of its marvelous
scenery and magnificent forests. Other
world-famed mountains must be
viewed from afar as cold, inaccessible
peaks, but the traveler may explore
every part of Mount Tacoma- with com
parative comfort and ease. Wherever
he goes its snow-crowned bead, tow
ering nearly 15,000 feet above sea
level, stands before him. It may be
ascended to its very crater, into which
the climber may retreat from chilly
winds and have the exciting experi
ence of comfortably sleeping on a
warm lava bed in the mouth of a
The Journey from Tacoma may be
made for a few dollars, and with no
extra preparation. It is only a day's
trip to go, see the sights and return.
An automobile line runs from Tacoma
to the park during the summer. The
tourist season is from the middle of
June to the middle of Setpember. In
the autumn the splendid snows that
cover the summit of Mount Rainier
descend lower and lower until they
cover the foothills at Its base. What
Fujiyama is to the Japanese, Mount
Rainier Is to the people of the far
northwest. Its giant mountain dome
of snow seems suspended In the sky
and dominates the region for miles
The yellowstone National park Is
the largest of all these playgrounds of
the people. It is nearly 3,500 square
miles In area, and Is In Wyoming,
Montana and Idaho. Around It are
mountain ranges with peaks 14,000
feet high, and within It are exhibitions
of nature's freaks and moods such as
no other land contains. They are ab
The other national parks are the
General Grant, in California, near the
big trees; Wind Cave National park
In South Dakota, which may b
reached by private conveyances from
Hot Springs, or from Ouster: Sully's
Hill park, North Dakota, on the shore
of Devil's lake; Piatt National park,
at Sulphur, Okla., and the Hot Springs
reservation in Arkansas, which la In
the town of the same name. '
Quality That Leads to Happiness.
Who Is the happiest of men? He who
values the xnertte of others, and In
their pleasure takes Joy, even as
though It were his own. Got the.
FORTY PLUHBE INTO
ft BURIAL TRENCH
Eight Hundred Pressed to See
the Coffin Lowered and
Planking Gave Way.
SEVERAL BADLY HURT
Many of the Victims Were Extricated
by Friends and Carried away In Fu
neral Carriages Before Hospital
Ambulances Reach Scene.
New York. Giuseppl Monoco, wha
Eerved twenty-five years in the United
States navy and from 1898 until hisi
death the other day had been a manu
facturer of uniforms at No.- 117 Navy,
street, Brooklyn, was buried In Green
wood cemetery with imposing honors.
Rehlnd the ten-horse hearse which
bore his body followed 150 carriages
in which rode COO relatives and mem
bers of 40 fraternal societies to whica
Graves at Greenwood cemetery are
dug five at a time. In reality the
practice Is to dig one trench 20 feet
long, seven feet broad and 12 feet
deep in which five bodies may be
buried. Only enough of the trench
is left open to receive one casket, the
rest being covered by planking sup
ported by wooden pillars.
When Superintendent "William Gras
sau of the cemetery sato the Monoco
procession approaching the gate he
feared that the crush around the grave
might spread to the planking. If it
did he had a notion that a serious ac
cident might result. He halted the
procession long enough to warn Nicola
PIro, the undertaker, that he must
keep the crowd back. Then, to make
doubly sure, the superintendent dis
patched five special policemen for
duty about the grave.
The crowd was kept well back from
the grave without much difficulty un-
The Planking Gave Way.
til the burial ritual had been com
pleted. Then, as the casket was being
lowered, men and women alike began
to press closer and closer, in an effort
to get one glimpse more, until those
In the front ranks had been forced
onto the planking which covered four
fifths of the big trench.
A moment later the planking gave
way and forty of the mourners were
plunged headlong down upon the cas
ket, and into the wreck of the timbers
that had protected the other graves.
Their shrieks spread among the oth
ers, and the disorder that ensued wa
not quelled until reserves from the
Fourth and Fifth avenue police sta
tions had been called out on the run.
At the tame time calls were sent
for the ambulances from the Method
ist, Episcopal and Norwegian hospit
als. Defore they could reach he
cemetery, however, the struggling men
and women In the graves had been
extricated, bundled Into carriages and
driven hurriedly away.
Several of the mourners were seri
Woman to Be Auctloneeer.
New York. To Mrs. Ell Sobel will
come the distinction of being the first
female auctioneer ever appointed In
this state. Mrs. Sobel, who Is the
widow of a well-known auctioneer,
wrote to Mayor Gaynor asking him
for a license to continue her husband's
business. He found there was no ordi
nance which prohibits a woman from
presiding over the auction block.
He accordingly dictated a letter to
Mrs. Sobel, Informing her that so far
as he was concerned she could auction
off anything she pleased In competi
tion with the male of the species.
He added, however, that she would
first have to go down to the city
clerk's office and pay a $100 fee for an
auctioneer's license, and also leave a
bond of $2,000, which Is required by
Wants Salary Reduced.
Columbus, O. Clarence Walker, of
ficial reporter of the constitutional,
convention, asked the convention to
reduce his salary from $60 a day, as
the clean-up work after the tody ad
journs would be worth less.