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perience and absolutely no knowl edge. Consequently all mental facts are first physical facts. I have had a good illustration of this in my recent illness. Pain phy sical pain is a purely animal sensa tion and yet it can blot out every thought of anything but the terror of it and the agonizing effort to allay it in some way. You cannot think when you are in 'pain. You can only feel. . I know now that one might be overcome with deepest grief while following the person one loves most to his eternal rest, and if one should crush one's fingers in the motor door in the descent from the vehicle at the grave every thought of grief would be swallowed up in the sen sation of physical pain. " Some people say that pain sweet ens one's character, but I have the same opinion of that idea that I have of the old cry that poverty is a great character builder. These "axioms" roll glibly off one's tongue if one has never suffered grinding, galling poverty nor agoniz ing pain. I know that pain leaves its im print on the face. There is a little muscle that goes from the side of the mouth to the chin that physical pain draws down until one looks ten years older. This will go away in time if one tries immediately to laugh and be happy after the pain has gone. Sir Charles Bell says of laughter: "It signifies in all points the acces sion of vital force. Laughter builds up." This, too, you see, is a physical act, and the mere act of smiling and laughing will help one on to pleasant thoughts. From what I have written you can see that I do not believe with Whittier that "Hearts, like apples, are dry and sour 'till crushed by pain's relentless power." -o o Women studied in medical colleges in Egypt in 1100 B. C. NO ANSWER "Why condemn a boy as a defec tive for orchard raids, smoking and other youthful pranks?" asked Judge W. N. Gatens at the recent confer ence of Charities and Corrections. We give it up. It may be just be cause most men forget their own youthful pranks. It may be just a frenzy for lawing everybody into be ing good. It may be the hallucination that physical normality, such as may be found in the average aborigine, would mean the moral rectitude of a saint, notwithstanding the savage is hardly sanctified, according to civi lized standards. Perhaps it -'ras ordained that youth should be the time for animal spirits to effervesce and we merely succeed in bottling them up until they come out, a soured ferment, after twenty one. BLUEBERRYMUFFINS One-third of a-cup of butter, one fourth of a cup of sugar, one-fourth of a teaspoon of salt, one egg, three fourths of a cup of milk, two cups of flour, three teaspoons of baking pow der, one pint of blueberries. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and beat all together for five minutes. Sift flour and baking pow der three times. Add one-half the "milk and. half the flour. Beat thor oughly and add the rest of the flour and milk, and when well blended fold in the blueberries, talcing great care not to crush them. Pill buttered gem pans half full of the mixture and" bake twenty minutes. A special preacher, about to ascend the pulpit in a country church, was asked if he would like any particular hymn to be sung to agree with his sermon. "No, no," he replied. "As a matter of fact, I hardly ever know what I am going to say until I arrive in the pulpit" "Oh, well, in that case," said the vicar, "we had better have the hymn 'for those at sea.' "