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THE HAYS FREE PEESS, IIAYS, KANSAS.
0 n LIVE IN FEAR OF SPIRITS Copper Eskimos Believe Themselves Constantly Surrounded by Mys terious and Hostile Powers. The Copper Eskimos believe that many strange and only semi-human races surround their land. The In dians, they feel, may be human, but the peoples far from them are alto gether strange. Birds and animals, think the Copper Eskimos, can be offended by scornful words, and the hunter who mocks the caribou or seal will be suddenly stricken down by illness r dogged by constant ill luck. Not only must the Eskimo propitiate the shades of his human dead, but also the spirits of the animals he kills. Mysterious and hostile powers, in visible and incalculable, hem them in, as they believe, on every side, so that they never know from day to day whether a fatal illness or mis fortune will not strike them or their families from no apparent cause, and for no reason, save the ill will of those unseen foes. The main distractions of the Cop per Eskimos are singing and danc ing, rructlcally all their songs are dancing songs. They have fashions in clothing. Every man and woman of fashion should possess two suits of everyday working clothes, one for summer and one for winter, a thick set of heavy winter clothing for travel tind visiting, and a lighter set of short haired summer skins ornamented with Colored bands anil Insertions, fringes and appendages of various fSnds, to wear In the dance house on ceremonial occasions. 'HAMLET" AND AMY RORSART Why Shakespeare Camouflaged a Story That Could Not at That Time Be Told. It seems strange, so far as I know Shakespearean literature, that no crit ic hits perceived the remarkable applic ability of the tragedy of Amy Kohsurt to Hamlet, James YVestfall Thompson writes in the North American lleview. The language of the play most star tlingly lits In with the case of Amy Uobsart, the suspicion resting upon Lei cester of having compassed her mur der, and the suspected liaison be tween Leicester and Elizabeth. As long as Elizabeth lived even guarded criticism was dangerous. It required a change of dynasty to re lease even veiled speech. As for Hat, oiK'n discussion of the mystery of Amy Uobsart or any other murder case of note, it was still quite impossible. Hence Shakespeare's resort to a drama in which under camouflaged guise Lon doners might perceive the real spirit and condition of the age. Hamlet Is the most brilliant assortment of double-edged language, covert criticism, cutting allusions to contemporary men, women and events, burning scorn, withering Irony, to be found iu any literature. If read aright, the play dazes and astounds the reader by Its keenness, Its satire, the stinging lash of its language, Its mockery or con demnation of some of the very great est personages In Elizabethan Eng land. Punishing Unfortunates. Many Italian cities during the Mid dle ages had a curious way of punish ing bankrupts. A large stone was set up In the market place of the town, and to this stone, on a certain day, were led all traders who had failed within the last year. One by one they were placed In the center of the stone, and their balance sheets were read to tle crowd, which was permitted to jeer at each one in turn for a specified time, the presiding official "calling time" on the abuse by striking on a bell. When the jeering was over the bank rupt was bereft of a necessary por tion of his clothing and seized by the shoulders and knees by six pub lic officers, who deliberately bumped him on the stone 12 times, in honor, it is said, of the Twelve Apostles. Schoolboys were encouraged to attend this performance, as It was considered to give them a wholesome lesson in commercial ethics. First Jews in America. There may have been a few Jews here before 1G54, but it was in that year that they were definitely allowed to seek asylum in New Netherlands. There was a provision that "Jews shall have permission to sail to and trade In New Netherlands and to live and remain there, provided the poor among them shall not become a burden to the company (Dutch AYest India company) or to the eoniniunity, but be supported by their own na tion." This stipulation has been lived up to so faithfully that in 191G, with a Jewish population in New York of more than 1,250,000, there were but 72 pauper Jews in the alms house on Blackwells Island. George Sorrow's Dialogue. Circumstantial as Defoe, rich in combinations as Lesage, and with such an instinct of the picturesque, both personal and local, as none of therm possessed, this strange wild man holds on his strange wild way, and leads you -raptlve to the end. Moreover, that his dialogue shouhi be set down in racy, nervous, idiomatic English, with a kind of language at once primitive and t-cholarly, forceful but homely the speech of the artist in sods and turfs, if at first it surprise and charm, yet it ends by seeming so natural and just that you go on to forget all about It, and accept the whole thing as the genuine outcome of a man's experi ence, which It purports to be. Henley. Great General's Foible. Some of the greatest men have the simplest habits. The Duke of Well ington, known as the "Iron Duke," always slept on a hard cot without springs, and did not rest easily when he was forced to use a luxurious bed. Eritish Use Seven Languages. There are seven distinct languages spoken in the Uritis.i isles. In addi tion to 1'nglish there are Welsh in WaJes, Erse in Ireland, Manx in the Isle of Man, Gaelic in Scotland. French In the Channel if'ands and Cornish in Cornwall. Northern Lights. The fact has lung been recognized that the splendid phenomena of the Northern lights, or aurora boiealis, are due to electric action producing lumi nosity in the upper regions of the at mosphere, perhaps 75 miles or more above the earth, where the density of the air is exceedingly flight. Dut the precise manner in which tin electric energy acts in such a case remains to be explained. Hohenlinden and 'the Battle There. Ilohenlindon is a village in Upper Davaria, 19 miles east of .Munich. The French under Moreuu defeated the Austrian army under the Archduke John there December :, 1S00. The Austrians lost eight thousand killed and wounded and twelve thousand prisoners, and the battle irtually ended the war. Thonms Campbell, British poet, wrote a lyrie on the battle. . Tip for the Modest Miss. This is not a particularly modest age, but if there are any young ladies In Boston who hesitate to ask for a certain article outright, these young ladies might follow the example of the Altoona girl who said to the store clerk: "I want a set of elastic appara tus capable of being elongated and ad justed at pleasure, such as is worn by the feminine portion of mankind on their locomotive members, to keep In proper position and at the required altitude habiliments of the tibia." Boston Transcript. Vend Still Xpohen in Juja Slavia. Hundreds of years ago, a band of Norse vikings forsook the sea and trekked overland into what is now Jugo-Slavia. litre they found a broad fertile valley, nearly ILK) miles across, in the southern part of the present Jugo-SIav kingdom, and set tled down, marrying native women, whose tribal tongue is the Slovenian of the present dav. From that union of Norwegian and a hybrid language their descendants speak Vend. the Slav dialect grew, and today in that valley Sent to Coventry. The phrase "To send one to Coven try" means to take no notice f him. The story goes that the inhabitants of the city pt Coventry, England, had, at one time, so great an aversion to soldiers that a woman seen speaking o one was at once tabooed. No in tercourse whatever was allowed be tween the garrison and the town : hence when a soldier was sent to Cov entry he "as cut off from all social life outside barracks. Coventry, fa mous in the old days for watch-making, then silk weaving, then bicycle manufacturing, is now a center of the automobile Industry. Papal Robes. During the election of a new pope It is customary to prepare in ad vance three sets of white papal robes of different sizes, as no one can tell which of the candidates for papal honors will be chosen.. On Septem ber C, 1914, when Benedict XV en tered the Sistine chapel arrayed in the papal robes of the smallest size, it was found that even these were far too large. The robes must be In readiness, as the pope on his election is immediately clad in his vestments and receives the homage of the as sembled cardinals. It is not uimsual for both the robes and the Fisher man's ring the symbol of papal au thority to have to undergo altera tion to fit the new pope. Bryan Marsh Lamps The best lamps made. Each one brand new, right from the factory. TVe have no second hand lamps. We have nothing ( but absolutely new lamps to pffer for sale. Come in and let us solve your light problem for you, either in fixtures or lamps. No lamp genuine unless it has ihe blue Bryan Marsh label. Look for the Bryan Marsh label. Electric Service Store JOHN F. COSTNER Headquarters for Lamps Crows Are Lazy Fliers. Have you ever watched a crow fly and then watched a swallow? The crow, who is notoriously the wisest of birds, usually loafs along on the wing at about twenty-five miles an hour. The swallow speeds at ninety. Undoubtedly. A ghost which spends its time" sit ting on the edge of a bath has made its appearance in a large country house near Uitchin. Probably the spirit of a departed plumber who died waiting for his mate. Passing Show, London. These Wonderful California. Hel-t Cured Her and the Neighbors of Rhe umatism Minburn, Iowa, May 6, 1920. Rheumatism Herb Co., Ocean Park, Cal. Gentlemen: My mother is suffer ing dreadfully with rheumatism. We have tried doctors, all sorts of patent medicines and liniments, but no re lief, and my sister-in-law (Mrs. W. F. Antle of Norwalk, Iowa) wrote me and told me to get a pound of your Herbs, for she knew it would do won ders for my mother. SHE SAID IT CURED HER AND SEVERAL OF HER NEIGHBORS. Please send it as quickly as possible. V ery respectfully, Mrs.E. M. Jones. Send for free Booklet of letters from people all over the U. S. testify ing to the wonderful result of these Herbs. Men and women agents are building up a good business selling them. Agents wanted everywhere. Price $1 pound postpaid. RHEUMATISM HERB" COMPANY, Advt. Ocean Park, California. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY 1922 NATIONAL President. Warren G. Harding Vice President, Calvin Coolidge Sec. of State, Charles E. Hughes Sec. of Treasury, Andrew "W. Mellon Sec. of War. John W. Weeks Attorney General, Harry M. Daugherty Postmaster General, Hubert Work Sec. of Navy, Edwin Denby Sec .of Interior. Albert B. Fall Sec. of Agriculture, Henry C. Wallace Sec. of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Sec. of Labor, James J. Davis U. S. SUPREME COURT Chief Justice. William H. Taft Associate Justices: Joseph McKenna Oliver Wendell Holmes William R. Day Willis Van Devaater Mahlon Pitney James C. McReynolds Louis D. Brandeis John H. Clark KANSAS U S. Senators : Charles Curtis, Arthur Capper Representatives : ' 1st Dist., Daniel R. Anthony 2nd Dist.. Edward C. Little 3rd Dist., Philip P. Campbell 4th Dist., Homer Hoch 5th Dist., James G. Strong 6th Dist.. Hays B. White 7th Dist.. J. W. Tincher 8th Dist.. Richard E. Bird STATE Supreme Court Justices : R. A. Burch Henry F. Mason Silas W. Porter Judson S. West John Marshall John S. Dawson STATE OFFICES Governor, Henry J. Allen Lieutenant Governor, Chas. S. Huffman Secretary of State, L. J. Pettijohn State Auditor, Norton A. Turner State Treasurer. E. T. Thompson Attorney General, Richard J. Hopkins Supt. of Public Instruction, Lorraine Woost'er Supt. of Insurance, Frank L. Travis State Printer. Bert Walker Chief Justice, William A. Johnston DISTRICT Judge 23rd Judicial District, I. T. Purcell State Senator 39th Dist., Frank Mclvor Representative 89th Dist.. John O'Loughlin ELLIS COUNTY Clerk, M. A. Basgall Treasurer. G. J. Klug Probate Judge, John B. Gross Register of Deeds, Peter J. Rome Co. Superintendent, Louis Christiansen Sheriff. Frank Loreditsch Clerk of Dist. Court, R. A. Leiker Co. Attorney. J. M. Wiesner Co. Engineer, Clarence Loreditsch s S 8 V i Vv rM c i f Yes. That's the Rub. s "It's our duty," said Uncle Eben, to love our fellow men. But in ordei to do so you's got to be terrible forgiving" Sir Boyle Outdone. The advertising manager of an oil concern, speaking on the value of window displays, said: "A window display Is an arm which reaches out to the eye of the passer-by and says: 'See me! Here I am." Boston Tran script. - "Poor Richard." "Poor Richard," or "Richard Saun ders," was the pen name assumed by Benjamin Franklin (1700-1790), in a series of almanacs published from 1732 to 1737. These almanacs con tained wise maxims and precepts on temperance, economy, cleanliness, per severance and other homely virtues, and to several of the maxims were added the words: "As Poor Richard says." j BUSINESS CARDS j REA & FLOOD Attorney-at-Law Office over Citizens State Bank Phone 129 - Hays, Kansas DR. H. B. NEISWANGER Dentist Citizens State Bank Bldg. Phone 294 DR. JOSEPH F. DREILING DENTIST . J. S. Dreiling's Building Victoria, - - Kansas J. R. BETTHAUSER, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Successor to Geo; P. Hemm Office Phone 485 Res. Phone 257 DR. O. A. HENNERICH Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 106 East Juniata Street Hays, Kansas DR. E. M. BERROTH Graduate Veterinarian Phone 245 Hays, Kans. v (SsmiEG -This 39 x 3'A Use PS mm HE 30x3V today is just this The man who buys art USCO at "$10.90 is justi r fied in believing that his money is going farther in tire value than it ever has gone or could go before. Naturally he appreciates the qual ity of USCO. That was established r long ago. It is still fresh in his mind th; USCO led the national market into the $10.90 price range. The makers of U.S. always intended the 30 3l2 USCO to be the high r est value in its field. At $10.90 it creates a new classification of money's worth 7 r 7 r r 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7. f 7 7 7 ? Pi UnJtid Ststss Tires er Good Tires Copyright 1922 U.S.XirCo. ni ted United States Fifty tltrrt The O Rubber Organization in the WoiU 1 Where you can buy U. S. Tires: li 0 i We buy POULTRY EGGS' . FURS HIDES Call us for Prices I' hone Qaalit Groceries , The people of this community are so discriminating their tastes that nothing but the best will satisfy them. Our Groceries are above the average and are sure please. ' in to J. B. BASGALL HAYS, KANSAS Even " li oogSi" People ILiS&e Tender iteaR Our STEAKS, CHOPS, ROASTS, BOILS, and all other meats are above par and the prices are below. T. G. 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