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THE HUNGERS OF LIFE.
By Charles Scanlon. Most, if not all, normal pesple have five distinct cravings which may legitimately be gratified, but in the effort ta do so many people emphasize one or the tsther too strongly and thus becogue unsymmetrically developed, or in ccSnmon phrase "lopsided." These five cravings arc: 1, Physical hunger; 2, Social hunger; 3, Mental hunger; 4, the hunger of Ambition; 5, Spiritual hunger. 1. Some people not only eat to liv* but some in a large measure live to cat Ttffcy find so much pleasure in gratifying the palate that they become gormarmizers, and in so doing not only violate the laws of health and propriety, but interfere with accomplishing what they might otherwise achieve. Few *s se distinctly differentiate a man lture from aae who i* uncultured selfish as the manner in which he eats. The kind of food, the quantity, and the manner in which he takes it are indications of thc degree of culture and self-restraint which he is accuflomed to exercise. However hunRty. a person of refinement cat9 ir itineration both as tt> quantity and rapidity. 2. When one says he is lonesome he simply means that he is sociallv him. gry. It 5s conceivable that one be in the enjoyment of good health, nble to command great riches, have access to vast libraries, exercise large authority I iKtd be devout in spirit and still lonely beyond expression. We ore social beipgs and crave fellowship with aair kind. The heart must be satisfied as well as the stomach. It is thus instinct which draws people into groups and cities and httlds them there in spite of adverse circumstances from which they couTd escape if they were willing to sacjrjflce social companionship. In this as in other things extremes ore to be avoided. 3. Physical hunger affects different people in different ways* Some becoifJfe weak, others grow bitter and violent, some becomes nervous, others despair. Likewise mental hunger affects different individuals in different waj^. Some people exist without much mental stimulus or food. Oth ers^_prefer to sacrifice almost anything else rather than to deny them-' selvffe book3 which tli??? " - 1 ^..,uy. I I1C I scientists becomes absorbed in his sub- i ject, the historian in his quest for truth, the artist, the musician, the mechanic, the sculptor, the inventor, the mathematician, all crave mental food of a particular kind. 4. There are people who have all that heart and mind can desire in the foregoing respects and are obsessed with an ambition fV>r position, power and authority. To be, to have, to do are the dominant desires of their lives. A few months ago 1 strolled thtough some of the ancient and elegant palaces of Europe where kinus and emperors reigned ;n splendor and power. They had houses, l.'nds, music and statuary, gold and jewels sufficient to dazzle the eye and bewilder the mind. No whim of appetite, no luxury of learning, no coterie of companionship was denied them, but they were unhappy and in a mad efforc to gratify their ambition for power <>? ???> ?;? r HIUIIV/I ny despoiled whole countries, populated vast cemeteries and laid -waste the achievement of centuries. A stroll through the ancient and modern palaces of Potsdam, a visit to any of a hutfdred battlefields of Hurtapc, will convince one that food for body and mind, the cravings of the social nature J and all that wealth and position can ilr ; will not satisfy all the desires of man 5. Dotted over many continents, bo;', in the heart of the city and far in the country, on the mountain and in 'he va ley, are retreats or monasteries , where men have retired from the world in order to satisfy the hunger of their , souls. On the Appian Way front the ; city of Rome to the Catacombs is a i monastery inhabited by monks who never speak even to each other. They can talk and no doubt have the natural desire to communicate with each other. They receive instruction in the morning cither by signs or in writing from the head of the house and busv themselves all day in carrying out their instructions aryl in meditation and prayer. The normal person wonders that any one should conceive this to be necessary in order to cultivate his spiritual nature, but they have conceived this tt> be true and arc willing to sacrifice everything else in order in Ki imy i;i: ir.inscr ror spiritim' r? A r-v c; c v; ~r:;r A 7 r ^ r r!P" v"~' l. . -rtf*- -ng~* ?r+? For Sake at Yc-nr Dealei ASK FOR THE FA -E_PEMCIL elevation. I do not agree that such a life is necessary or even conducive to spiritual eminence, and have cat- f( ried in my mind a picture of the lonely q home apart and yet not distant from the busy haunts of hurrying hundreds. How symmetrical or balanced are our t( lives? How evenly do we endeavor to c supply these five passions? Neglect'^ any, and we have injured all. Empha- j size one out of due proportion to the ( other and we lessen our happiness n Because some of our needs are 'ess tangible than others or less imperative c, than others docs not mean that thev arc less important. We may satisfy the stomach and starve the mind, or we may gratify the t[ mind and neglect the body. We may j give ourselves so completely to society ^ as k) become selfish, superficial and b improvident. We may gratify such a t) towering ambition for money or power a| or ration as to lead us to scorn the rights Of others. We may be so in- i ^ tense and impractical in the quest far j spirituality as to render us useless to others and defeat the purpose of our , ^ creation. If moderation, good judgment and unselfishness control our hungers, a j ^ happy, useful life is our due portion. Poison in the Small Garage. ; fo The newspapers occasionally tell of n( men's being poisoned with the carbon- sa monoxide gas that is produced by an bt autontobilc engine running in a small wi ! closed garage. The Companion printed an article on the subject a few years ago, and only recently the United States Public Health Service published ' th a paper warning the automobile owner so ntot to start his engine in a small ga- ha rage when the doors and the windows ae are closed. Nevertheless, accidents! Qf continue to occur every now and then | j ] Carbon-monoxide gas, which is the j an same poison as that in illuminating ; (h gas, comes from the exhaust pipe of aj, the automobile. It acts on the blood jn and prevents the oxygen in the air from purifying it, and the person who 1 no has inhaled much of it dies as he would th< from suffocation or from drowning. Gf The red corpuscles in the blobd contain a substance called haemoglobin, which carries to the tissues the oxygen from the air that is in the lungs and brings 01 back in place of it carbonic-acid gas un that the lungs exhale. Carbon monox- us ide is able to form a strong union with j su haemoglobin and to prevent the blood 'n corpuscles from carrying oxygen to the i ,lC tissues. So the man is poisoned with tri nis own waste products. ac A small amount of the exhaust gas can be inhaled without serious injury, for there will still be enough red cor- ha puscles unsaturated with the gas to carry on the vital exchanges in the s,f body. But if the amount Of carbon monoxide is only fifteen parts in ten ttl( thousand parts of air,- as it will be- er< come in five minutes in a small garage w' with the engine running, it is danger- nii ous. ho Anyone who is suffering with carbon- 's' monoxide poisoning should be carried into the open air, douched with cold c" water, and, if he is able to swallow. sa stimulated with hot coffee or ammonia. Artificial respiration by means of the s-j pulniot*>r is necessary in many cases, hy and sometimes transfusion of blood hu is the only thing that will save life, to Even that may fail when the person he has inhaled much of the poison.? ; dts Youth's Companion. a 1 The Attorney-General has on foot an co investigation of the retail prices ofj food, fuel and c'othing, which are quite generally believed to be higher in pro portion to wholesale prices than they should he. He has asked all of the 'ai state attorneys-general to co-operate, Pa with him and to prosecute vigorously j P*1 those who violate the food and fuel j ot' supply laws. The retailers arc much hurt at the suspicions that the Department of justice has signified w ith its ' notice and have already begun to make hi| themselves heard in Washington. to Granting the sincerity of the Attorney- | "A General, it is not likely that this par- | ?f tieular investigation will reveal any- . Kr thing sufficient to sustain an action on "a the part of his department. Retailers ?i are best investigated and best punished by their own customers. The 'n on\ field where legal interference is w' at all likely to be excusable is the coal its maret. There is a goo.! de ll the re that the householder would like to have explained. Doan's Regulets are recommended by many who say they operate easily, w ith- 111 out griping and without bad after ef fects ,10c at all drug stores. o _ m ' later a vcar. sp PE s ft YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE * EAGLE MIKADO COMPANY /IdiL Starchin*. The well at our old home was forty ret deep and walled with rough atone. >ne bright summer day, I remember, le girls were looking down into it 'hen one of them accidentally dropped le big wooden butter bowl over th' dge. We boys got the long rope from ie barn, and, tying it round my waist, began to climb down the rough wall. reached the water in perhaps ter linutes and, loosing the it>pe from ound me, tied it to the butter bowl and ailed to the boys to pull it up. How far away they seemed! The ell was so deep and the top so small lat I felt almost as if I u/prf? kinlrino irough a big telescope. And how ark it was all round me! I could hardr realize that the sun was shining rightly in the world above. The tought made me turn my eyes upward gain, and suddenly in the dim circle f light 1 saw tiny bright specks. At rst I did not realize what they wor?, hen all at once I knew that I was teing the stars in the middle of th^ ay 1 Soon the rope came dangling down, | id in a few minutes I was up again rc went into the house, and as we ate nner I told of what I had seen from e bottom of the well. The young j lk laughed incredulously, but father )ddcd gravely. "Yes, it is true," he j id. "You can seo the stars from the 1 ittom of the well. I noticed them hen we were digging it thirty years "Many times since," he continued, "I vc thought of seeing the stars from e bottom of the welt. I have got me comfort out of it too, for there ivc been times in my life when it cmed as if my soul had dropped out the light of day into the darkness, have passed through times of doubt d great trouble, but 1 have found i at even if life became dark, I could : *ays see the stars by looking upward prayer. I have never known the1 ne when God forsook me. If I could ! t see the sun, I doula at least see > e stars, and I knew that the light a perfect day would return." Hide Jewels in Sandwiches. Sandwiches spread with gold pieces diamonds and eggs spiced with set gems have been successfully ed by international smugglers to get ch valuables out of Germany, until two recent eases the customs of- j ials became suspicious of these ivel luncheons and discovered the ception. Now all "snacks" are carelly examined at the frontier. A German merchant, whose lunch sket attracted the attention of the, dish customs officials at the frontier ition of Konitz, was found to have a ,-er of gold coins interlarded between e layers of every sandwich and coved with a thick coating of butter, lilc each egg nested a valuable diajnd. The total of his confiscation ard w as estimated at 18,000,000 Pol1 \ marks. His fellow smuggler, a Dutch mer-1 ant, was intercepted at about the j me time at the Holland frontier. While the officials were vainly arching his baggage, they were struck the fact that he was ostentatiously, t rather nervously devoting himself) a huge sandwich. They found im ddcd in the bread and butter three imond rings, a diamond brooch and number of loose diamonds. Further arch disclosed 44 unset diamonds ncealed in a cigar lighter. Rig (iinseng Root. F. M. Smith, a well-known hunter Marlinton, W. Va., discovered thee gcst ginseng root ever found in that rt of the State while hunting for casants on Red Lick mountain the ier day. Smith bccnm-!-tangled in some sort p ant and after investigating found to be a giant ginseng stalk four feet gh. He dug it up and sold the root a local grocer. There were between i and 80 marks or scars on the curl the root, each showing an annual owth, which indicates that the plant d been growing unmolested for well I toward 100 years. A large quantity of ginseng is dug the State for shipment to China, here the natives have great faith in > medicinal qualities. Hay?He was surely a far-sighted an. Dees?How so? Hay?lie had a fire extinguisher put ins conm. One swallow may not make a sumcr. but a Rrasshopper makes sevcra1 rioRs. NC1L No. 174 XXilade in Five Grades tED BAND JNEW YORK Pulpita Or Firewood? ' Dozens of mahogany, walnut and teakwood bars, tables and fixtures from saloons raided in the Detroit district since the advent of prohibition, a display of highly polished and costly wood valued at upward of ^.>00,000, may be chopped into firewood and distributed among Detroit's poor Or thes?. bars anH tah1#?c nv*T u-Viioh 1 thousands of elbows have been crooked ( and that in years past have been made 5 to glisten by constant application of ( towels in the hands of white-aproned ( attendants, may be converted into J benches for august jndges or into j pulpits behind which clergymen will 5 stand and voice the arguments for a < saloonless world. While State and city prohibition officers are making up their minds i which course to pursue in disposal of < the valuable store of wood, rats and \ mice are playing havoc with the bars J and tables that have been dumped in < a heap near one tof the city police sta- ; tions. t Under a State law prohibition of- ( ficials confiscate the fixtures in any ? establishment found to be dispensing ^ liquors. Lacking a place to store these ( articles the officials have piled them > in a vacant place outdoors, thus ere- ^ ating what the police call the city's ? "mahogany dump." C i..,un \v/:n: *? ?__. ' ? * juuk( wiiunm m. nesion 01 Kecorcl- " er's court has decreed the collection be cut into firewood and Riven to the ptjor. Others propose the watet'-soak- V ed pile be salvaged and that the wood be used to make pulpits and judges' benches. For display purposes the wood is worth a fortune, but for firewood it is | no better than the more plebeian varie- j tics. City officials say that to cut the | bars into stove wood would cost more than it would be worth for that pur- i pose. Therefore the proposal of Judpc Heston will not be put into effect, for a tune, at least. While a solution is being reached the owner of the property on which the "mahogany dump" is located is frantically urging the officials to "take it away," as he needs the space, and also j because the "dump" has become the home of scores of rats. (i lands Are Cause of Bad Temper. Condition of the glands is at fault r for low morals and crime waves, says Dr. Arthur M. Flack, dean of the College of Osteopathy, at Philadelphia, j "The war stimulated the glands to a high emotional tension," Dr. Flack says. "We are now in a large measuse suffering from the result with a great crime wave and with low moral standing." And here's something else about J glands: IL If you are accused of being the fam- ^ ily grouch or an aggressive pessimist, consider the condition of your adrenal x glands which are located just above 2 i Jrt your kidneys. They make >t)u choleric, (n irascible and hard to live with, says a another physician, Dr. Emanuel Jacob- a son. 2j "A suprarenal individual," Dr. ! Jacobson, "that is, one in whbm the !jji adrenal glands are abnormally active, j shows by virtue of that activity, cer- S tain traits of character that are rather $ interesting. "Such a person is choleric, hard to ^ live with, is the family grouch and ag- y! gressively pessimistic. "Likewise, the individual with less [Uj than a normal secretion in these glands ifj will be cold-blooded, unsympathetic, PJj apathetic and listless." ] ifj It is still good advice to watch your Pjj step but also keep an eye on yout p} glands! ' Corncobs May Be Very Valuable. The common c*>rn cob which here-' tofore has been a waste pror,-ivt on the ; farm, may come to be considered a val..nku ~-c uauiv niutic ui commerce as a result of experiments just conducted by Professors E. B. Fred and W. H. Petetson of the University of Wisconsin and reported to the Wisconsin Agriculturist. Corn cobs, it was discovered, are rich in acetic and lactic acids, j both of which arc used extensively in the industries. When the corn cobs are partially soaked and inoculated with the bacteria Lactobacillus pcntoaceticus, equal quan- , tities of acetic and lactic acid are produced. If the yields on a commercial scale arc equal to the laboratory results, every ton of corn cobs will yield more than 300 pounds of acetic and 320 [minds of lactic acid. There are produced in the United States alone more than 20,000 000 ton r of corn cobs yearly. A small amount f of these arc used for pipes or in feed but the great bulk usua'ly is discarded. fj Acetic acid is used largely in the dye Si industry and lactic acid extensively I ai used in the leather industry. Both I also arc used in many technical operations in various other industries. I ^ Children Cry J, FOR FLETCHER S c C A S T O R i A ?00ooooooooooooooo#ooooooooooooooooooooq h 5 Ravishing New Spring Hats 11 3 We have iust received a shiDment of fascinating x V-9 . ?b ?- v R season hats?charming, youthful and original- So 9. 9 R many styles to choose from. Beautiful combinations x I m 5 of novelty fabrics and straw braid, and lovely, bewil- y |j la 5 dering color combinations. o 11 1 BURH ANS'MILLINERY J H S 43 W. Washington Street, x I i ? HAGERSTOWN, - - MD. x J j 00000000000000000000000000000000000000 $ I I 1 CHAS. T. ENGLE & BROsl I \ AUCTIONEERS | | We sell anything anywhere. Live stock and real estate a X | specialty. 0 HB Write or phone early for date. 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