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FAINT PRAISE indeed is the assertion that somebody is worth his
weight in gold.
STOLEN SILK SHIRTS were valued at sl2 apiece. It is the fellow
who buys sl2 shirts who is kicking hardest on the high cost of living.
ANARCHY'S CURE lies in schools, says a headline. And Indiana is
near the bottom of the list of states in respect to educational opportunities.
IT IS REPORTED that a Los Angeles judge says jazz music isn't a
nuisance. More likely he said that jazz nuisance isn’t music.
ENGLAND AND ITALY have resumed commercial relations with the
Russians, but not with the reds. How are they going to make the dis
GOV. GOODRICH has granted clemency to seven more prisoners. It
appears that he held up a number of paroles until after he had expressed
pride in his pardon and parole record.
Gagging the Legislature
Is the Indiana general assembly to be called in special session next
month for the purpose of benefiting the people of or simply for
the purpose of getting the republican administration out of a hole?
If the assembly is to be called for the benefit of the state as a whole
and not simply for the benefit of a few blunderers in the statehouse, why
pot permit it to go ahead and act in the interests of the people without the
instructions of the republican state committee, the various candidates and
a few administration leaders?
The members of the legislature are the representatives of the people.
They were elected for the purpose of representing the people and they are
bound by their oaths of office to do th|s very thing to the best of their
respective abilities. The members of he republican state committee are not
the representatives of the people. The candidates for office are not repre
sentatives of the people and probably never will be. The members of the
administration are supposed to represent the people, but they are supposed
to represent them merely in an executive capacity. They are supposed to
carry out the instructions of the legislature. They are not supposed to
give the legislature instructions.
Gov. Goodrich proposes that the state committee, the various candi
dates and himself shall outline a program to which he proposes the legis
lature shall agree. He has called the candidates into the conference
because he has made It necessary, by his repeated request for a vote of
confidence in the November election, and his repeated implication that be
is the republican party, for them to stand for election on the program of
( his administration. The special session will be called upon to correct the
mistakes of the administration and an effort will be made to clear its
record. The candidates will be asked to assist in clearing the record
which they must eventually approve.
That is what the money of the taxpayers of Indiana Is to be spent for.
Goodness knows Indiana needs a special session of the legislature, but
why not permit the assembly to represent the people when It convenes?
Why demand that the members violate their oaths of office in order to
clear the skirts of the republican organization?
If this is the only reason for the special from the activities
of the governor it appears to be —why shouldn’t the republican state com
mittee pay the expenses? The party is to be benefited, not the taxpayers.
The body of Rear Admiral Peas*- has been laid to rest in the cemetery
at Arlington, beside those of some of America's greatest heroes. Admiral
Peary was honored the world over as the first to reach the north pole.
In a way Admiral Peary w-as a great man. He set hi 6 heart on a cer
tain goal and, despite obstacles, which to others were unsurmountable, he
accomplished his purpose. In this he was a great man and for this the
world honors him.
But the world is somewhat inclined to popularize the spectacular
rather than the practical. Peary’s accomplishment appealed to the imagina
tion and therefore he became a popular hero. But what did he accomplish?
Thk discovery of the north pole can hardly be considered of any practical
value to the world.
Peary accomplished nothing for mankind. The accomplishment of the
task to which he gave his life did not advance the progress of the world,
j The man who discovers anew serum will relieve, to a little extent, the
suffering of humanity; the man who succeeds in isolating a disease germ;
the man who succeeds in making some improvement in transportation or
in communication have acomplished more than did Peary, but many of
them are almost unknown because their accomplishments do not appeal
to the popular imagination.
This world really is a funny proposition
Good Roads
The people of Indiana want good roads and they are willing to tax
themselves to the limit to obtain them. There would not be enough opposl
tion to merit consideration to a special road tax in Indiana if the taxpayers
had any assurances that the road they would obtain for their money would
be here five years from today.
But the people of Indiana have learned a costly lesson from the
Goodrich appointed highway commission. They have learned that expendi
tures of millions do not always produce good roads. They have learned
that it is not always safe to write blank checks for men who come into
office with many promises and no intentions of fulfilling them.
The last eighteen months have proved to the people of Indiana that they
can not afford to grant unlimited power to any one man in the govern
ment of the state.
Money for good roads in Indiana depends on the ability of those who
seek it to prove that money obtained will bring good roads. A check must
be devised on the methods of expenditure.
When such a check is devised and made apparent, there will be no
question of the adoption of revenue-raising measures. As Mr. H. E. Breed,
a road engineer of reputation, says, in the Engineering News-Record:
“A road is not the possession of one village or of one boss, it belongs
to the whole country and should be built for the welfare of the whole
country, regardless of local rivalries. Every weak link threatens the
entire chain of communication and checks the flow of economical trans
portation. The tables show that there is rarely a sound economical reason
for building cheap, impermanent types of pavement.”
Mental Acrobatics
It requires a mental acrobat of the highest order to keep up with
the lightning changes of the Indianapolis Star in its presentation of McAdoo
for president “news.”
On Feb. 20, the Star’s Washington correspondent, Everett C. Watkins,
solemnly assured its readers that there was a feeling in Washington that
McAdoo would not enter the presidential race. Yesterday the Star quotes
David Lawrence, another of its “special writers,” as follows;
“Mr. McAdoo, to conclude, is a candidate. He will not seek the job
himself. Others will try strenuously to do it for him.”
By the time Mr. McAdoo is nominated at San Francisco the Star will
be in a position to declare that one or the other of its “special writers”
was the original McAdoo discoverer.
In the meanwhile the obligations of the republican newspaper to its
party will have been discharged through its effort to interfere in demo
cratic politics, and the renegade democrats who take their cue from the
pronouncements of the republican newspapers will have beenVreatly en
couraged by the alleged "newß” from Washington. ' V i
Vice President Marshall announced re
’ently that he desired to go to the San
Francisco convention as a delegate front
his home state, at the same time stating
that the Indiana delegation should go
uninstructed. Iluviug no longer ago than
late last December stated specifically that
he would not be a presidential candidate,
it is a little difficult to understand the
present position of the vice president, or
possibly his lieutenants in Indiana who
are now working in hearty sympathy
with the republican press of the state.
Mr. Marshall has a perfect right to
request that he go to the national.con
vention as a delegate, but he assumes en
tirely too much authority when lie says
the delegation must go uninstructed. One
week after Indiana friends of McAdoo
declared for him, the vice president in,
tlmates that he will become a party to
a crooked republican scheme, and In or
der to combat an instructed delegation
will permit his lieutenants to file bis
name In the primary. If the crooked
republican politicians hoped by such a
move to prevent the filing of McAdoo pe
titions let us all sincerely trust they are
sadly mistaken. By all means the name
of William G. McAdoo should go on the
Indiana presidential preference ballot,
and if Marshall desires also to cnGr. let
the voters turn out and defeat him by a
vote so overwhelming that there can bo
no room for speculation over the result.
The whole plot surrounding the circula
tion of Marshall petitions is of republican
origin. Os all things the republicans
do not want William G. McAdoo ns a
presidential candidate, and getlng back
of weak democrats to boost Marshall Is
one plan whereby It is hoped to keep his
name off the ballot.
We have always admired Mr. Mar
shall. He has made good in every posi
tion he has accepted. But if he is t per
mit himself to be made the tool for
crooked, unscrupulous and and 'honest
politicians in Indiana, then it Is high
time he be given a severe beating at
the polls. On such a test he would not
receive the vote of one honest democrat
In the entire state. If Marshall Is not a
presidential candidate —and he says he is
not—then why should be object if the
name of another is placed on the primary
ballot in this state? Wo do not care to
entrust the Indiana delegation to the
dictation of Mr. Marshall to do with as
he stes fit. and especially t this true
when we note that the crooked republican
press is back of the game to circulate
his petition in this state. The democracy
of Indiana can certainly make its own
choice for presidential nominee, without
the interference of republican dictation,
end possibly republican money
If Mr. Marshall refuses to be guided
by common sense, then let blm enter the
prlmarv. And should he enter the prL
tnarv It would then become the duty of
every democrat to register by vofs his
protest to republican Interference The
democracy of Indiana will not stand for
a crooked bl partisan machine Hunt
tngton Tress.
Repudiating Its Own
A cauned cartoon sent nut by the re
publican national committee boars this
“Let us stop the orgy of waste, this
perennial vacillation and curb the mount
•ng taxes.”
Weil, why don’t you? Not n dollar
can be spent unless it is appropriated by
congress. This congress Is republican in
both branches. If there is any orgy of
waste, it is the fault of this congress.
Do the republicans of the nation ex
pect to win a victory by repudiating the
republican congress, just as the repub
llcans of Indiana figure on winning hv
repudiating Goodrich and Ills republican
administration? Evansville Courier.
Prof. W. F. Ogbttrn. member of the
faculty of the Columbia university, ha?
prepared an annual budget of exjienses
for the average American family of dr*
persons as a basis for an estimate of the
cost of living. His compllnt'on showed
that the a Torn ge family requires $
a year for the support of iln American
standard of reasonable health and com
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A Coluniu Conducted Under Di
rection of Dr. Rupert Blue of
U. B. Public Health Service.
Lnele Sam, M. D., will answer, either
In this column or by mall, questions ol
general interest relating only to hygiene,
sanitation and the prevention of disease.
It will be impossible for him to answer
questions of a purely personal nature, or
to prescribe for individual diseases. Ad •
U. 8. Public Health Service,
Fainting is a temporary loss of con
sciousness duo to insufficient supply of
blood to the brain.
Persons may faint from exhaustion,
weakness, hemorrhage, extreme heat,
lack of air, or some emotional shock
such as fear or the sight of blood.
A feeling of weakness comer over the
patient and black spots float before tbe
eyeß ; The face becomes pale or green
ish yellow, nnd the lips lose their natu
ral color. Cold perspiration breaks out
on the forehead, There Is a tendency
to yawn; the pulse 1 * rapid and weak
and the respirations are very shallow.
Finally the patient sinks back in ids
scat or falls to the ground uuconsciouo.
When the beginning of the attack is
felt or noticed it may be possible to
check It by lowering the head between
the knees. If in spite of this the symp
toms continue, immediately place the
patient flat on his back. When a couch
or bench is available, lay the person
on it with the head hanging over tbe
end or side. The color of fthe face is
n good Indicator of the blood supply of
the brain. A pale face indicates a lack
of blood In the brain. Lowering the
head causes the blood to go to tlio brain
by gravity. Asa general rule, in ail
accidents, if ihe face Is pale, lower tii"
head. If the face is red, raise the head
on a pillow or coat.
It Is Important that tho fainting per
son should have plenty of fresh, cool
air. This alone will ofteu bring re
covery. Dashing cold water on face or
chest Is useful. Smelling salts or a
few drops of ammonia water on a band,
kerchief held unde.r the nose at inter
vals of a minute apart, until the patient
has taken one breath, and fanning the
face will assist In recovery, but ordi
narily all that la required la a recum
bent position with the head low. When
the patient become* conscious give one
half teaspoonful of aromatic spirits of
ammonia In water, If available. Do not
permit the person to get up or to at.
tempt to walk until he or she Is fully
recovered. If the patient doe* not be
come conacioU' after a few minutes call
i a doctor. The measure* described above
are essentially first aid treatment.
Q. Some time ago I repeatedly had
attack* of quinsy, and recently I have
suffered severely from stiffnes* in th*
joints. The doctor tells roe It la rheu
matism. and was caused by the pus ol
tin* quinsy being driven Into my lego.
Will vaccines help me? I am not get
ting well.
A. It is very difficult to give you
much helpful advice regarding the stiff
ness in your leg. Should this lie due to
infection with pua bacteria from quinsy
or sore throat. It Is Just possible that
treatment with vacclnea might tie of
benefit. On the nlhe- hand, a large
number of case* of *•• failed rheumatic
trouble are not amenable to vaccine
treatment. !n fact, some of the case*
progress, that I*. get worse, despite ;|
Unit Is done.
Q. I have what the doctor* call "dry
catarrh" of the nose. Have suffered
for years nnd spent lot* of money on
various supposed catarrh cure* 1 cer
tainly will lie thankful for any infor
mation you can give roe.
A The term "catarrh" 1* applied to
n large number of different conditions,
due to various causes, and some of very
obscure origin. In some case* excel
lent rcu!t are obtained by compart
lively slight operations on the nose. Tbe
dry form of catarrh, which you describe,
represent*, however, a form which re
sponds very little to treatment Asa
rule, nil that ran be done Is to prevent
the formation of crust* and scabs, and
so relieve the disagreeable odor which
ehese give rise to. It Is foolish in such
cases to waste time on so-called ca
tarrh cures.
Here the Reader
Says His Say
Editor The Times—Your editorial
‘‘Wolves of Washington" and Bernard
Bobbs Shively’s comment on same was
right off the griddle but I don’t see wby
the skunks who do the work are not
named Instead of generalizing. If Hsrrry
New and .Tim Watson arc moral or po
litical crooks, wby not say so? Every
one knows that New has developed into
nothing' but a little tattler. Wjasn’t he
at the bottom of the controversy between
Attorney General Palmer and Senator
Frellughuysen? Didn’t he throw n
monkey wreicn Into the bl-partisan con
ference over the peace treaty by ped
dling stories? And what Is the ex-paid
lobblcst doing? What's Senator Moser
doing? Has Fall ever had that secret
meeting with Villa yet? Lodge is busy
; thinking up some new scheme to worry
; the president and Knox and Penrose
aro trying to tally up the number of
pro-German votes they have made; old
man LaKollette is getting up anew
roll call to cover up his own record and
Sherman is emitting a lot of rot he
won’t even own a generation hence. Fine
layout isn’t it to be barking at the
president’s heels?
Editor The Times —I note the policy
of The Times iu regard to the political
situation at the present time, and it has
my hearty approval.
The republicans have a great deal to
say about the watchful waiting policy of
President Wilson, but they forget that
President Lincoln had a watchful wait
ing policy the first months of his admin
istration and took no steps to put down
the rebellion until they fired upon Ft.
Sumpter. J. F. AOSVED.
Gov. James P. Goodrich announces that
when he calls his second extra session
| of the legislature he will have It provide
1 a tax levy of 20 mills on tbe dollar for
j the’use of the state highway commission.
1 He also says that he anticipates no op
i position to this tax because "the good
roads shibboleth is growing all over the
! state."
! If we mistake not the public sentiment
|in Indiana, Gov. Goodrich's program is
1 going to meet considerable opposition.
Tlie opposition will not be based on op
position to good road*, but a demand for
ludisntans generally have e o ine to a
realization that Jim Goodrich's commis
sion Is not lnlcrested In good roads, but
\ In spending good road* money where it
will do the most good for the political am
bitions of Jtm Goodrich and his friends.
Before the people of this state consent
to providing L. H Wright and hi* com
mission with enough mouey to rave all
the highways of Indiana they will insist
on some guarantee that the mosey will
ibe invested in good roads; not touring
'car* and certainly not in the cement con
, crete apologies which the commission is
now Bcatterlug on the "skip top" plan
in the state,
The sentiment for good road* in
Indians is a* wide spread as the disgust
with Goodrlchism.
Because the people of Indiana do want
pond road* they will oppose levying u
great tax on the people In order to per
mit a Goodrich commission to squander
the proceeds Laporte Daily Argus.
The music of the “Star Hpangied
Banner" is that of an old English drink
ing song titled "To Anacreon in Heaven."
The tunc was probably written by Dr,
Samuel Arnold about 1770. Francis
Scott Key, author of tbe words, chose
the music for hi* verse which was com
posed while he was detained with the
British fleet in Chesapeake bay during
the bombardment of Es. McHenry in 1814.
"Hail Columbia” reverses the usual
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order in that music was written before
the words The music was that of a
march In Washington s honor composed
in 17when be was inaugurated as first
president. Joseph llopkinson wrote the
versus In 179S for a patriotic theatrical
performance. The music was composed
by a German named Roth of Philadelphia.
“Maryland. My Maryland" uses the
music of an old German student song,
‘O, Tnnnenbaum.’’ This song had two
*et of verse*, and was sung during the
Civil war. both north and south; the
soiitliern version was by James Ryder
“Dixie" was by Dan Emmett; it was
sung at Dan Bryant’s minstrel show in
New York In lsV>; composed by a north
erner and first sung In the north.
The ‘'Rattle Hymn of the Republic,"
has had a lot of false ‘‘history’’ woven
about It. The music was first a Sun
day school hymn sung in South Carolina
about 1556. Later it appeared ir
Methodist hymnals as "Say Brother*
Will Vou Meet I’ll”

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