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THE HICmiOI'?AIiIiADIin&AND SUNTEXiEGRAM, TUESDAY, AVGV&lTZTT912.
Two Prominent Educators,
the Former a Richmond
Man, Heard at the Chau
tauqua This Morning.
(Continued from Page One.)
"will not be turned against the common
good. For the justification of our pub
lic school system is that it prepares
lor American citizenship."
"But it says in effect that while it
is necessary for you to know some
thing about your relationship to the
earth, it is not important that you
know the laws of duty and the law of
your relation to the spirit that is be
That the omission of the study of the
Bible from the public schools is not
only a serious menace to the develop
ment of the spiritual life of the child,
but to bis social life as well, since the
foundations of the latter were in the
former, was the declaration of the
speaker, who pointed out the constant
ly lessening influence of the churches
on even that class of citizen evolved
from the immigrant. For, stated Pro
cessor Russell: j
"The public school is the one Anier-1
,1rnn InfiHtuHnn that th&v fool rpnro. !
sents absolutely the American ideal.
To them the public school is an inex
orable as death."
. Professor Russell's lecture was one
of the most enjos-able and. significant
of the institute or chautauqua address
es yet heard and was cordially i
A remarkable exhibition of histrion
ics was that given last evening by
Miss Wilmer at the chautauqua in a
presentation of Wilson Barrett's fa
mous play, "The Sign of the Cross."
Everyone is more or less . familiar
with the story of this play -whose set
ting was Rome at the time of Nero
and whose personnel was made up of
the patrician and official society of the
day, the plot hinging on the passion of
a certain "Marcus," a prefect, for a
persecuted Christian girl.
A dramatic essay of this description,
that is, the reading of an entire play
by one person who takes the different
roles, is always illuminating.
You see much of it on the chautau
qua anl lyceum platform but rarely is
,it effective from the standpoint of that
art which It Is supposed to illustrate.
Many and awful have been the enter
tainments of this sort the writer has
For they are apt to be a sort of mon
; gxel, a dramatic half-breed, so to
speak neither one thing nor the oth
er. Nor yet fish, nor flesh nor good red
But MiS3 Wilmer holds the attention
for her genuine histrionic gifts.
Here is an actress who should be on
tthe stage where she belongs.
For that Miss Wilmer is a& actress,
;not a reader, is at once evident from
her first entrance.
Although not possessing the physi
que of Mary Anderson, she has the
latter's type of countenance and is
reminiscent of the traditions of that
For the interpretation of the roles
presented in "The Sign of the Cross,"
Miss Wilmer is admirably adequate,
both in their masculine and feminine
complexion, for she is the possessor of
a voice which can run the whole gam
ut of the emotional scale and is emi
nently fitted for the expression of
, The hearer could imagine Miss Wil-
tiner In some great Shakespearean role
for she has what is called in both so
ciety and art "the grand manner," a
In comedy one would fancy Miss
Wilmer not so effective, perhaps, al
though in the lighter moments of the
play she was skillful. Her voice, how
ever, has certain tones in its higher
register which suggest burlesque rath
er than the expression of genuine com
edy, although this may be a mere fault
That her versatility was stretched
to its utmost limit and was yet sus
tained was shown in Miss Wilmer's
interpretation of the role of a drunken
soldier, this being one of the very best, i
if the least agreeable, phases of her
presentation. It was, indeed, a capital
piece of acting. No man could have j
created a more perfect illusion.
Olga Nethersole, the celebrated ac
tress, is said to have heard Miss Wil
mer read and to have at once offered
her a position in her company and to
predict that if Miss Wilmer did enter
the legitimate theater she would
Certainly this young woman possess
as extraordinary dramatic gifts. Gifts
so unusual it seems a thousand pities
they should not have their proper the
Miss Wilmer's reading was preceded
by a concert by Runge's orchestra
whose various numbers were repeated
ly encored, and which has met with
an overwhelming reception whenever
"I would put a man in jail who serv
ed coca-cola to boys in knee trpuser
and girls in short skirts," was the dec
laration of Dr. Sadler in his lecture
yesterday afternoon on "Americanitis,
or The High Pressure Life."
And that this met with the approval
of his audience of over two thousand
persons was testified to by the tre
mendous applause which greeted it.
Dr. Sadler presented one of the most
interesting lectures heard at this or
any other chautauqua and one which
should be heard by all classes of the
It concerned the effects of our man
ner of living on the circulation of the
blood and the consequent ills to pur
physical, and incidentally, to our social
system, and its motif was to illustrate
that it was the way we did things,
rather than invariably the things
themselves, that caused what the spea
ker termed "Americanitis."
Way to Asylum.
"Cocaine is the shortest known
route to the insane asylum," said Dr.
Sadler in that part of his address
which referred to the effects of various
narcotics on the blood pressure, co
caine accelerating the latter.
Morphine, on the other hand, stated
the speaker, lowered it, and the two
were thus often used together for their
reactionary effects although to the un
instructed their combined use was
seemingly an anomaly.
"Next to cocaine," said Dr. Sadler,
"tobacco is the narcotic whose use is
most deleterious to the blood pressure.
While a single cigar will raise the
blood pressure it is not the single ci
gar which counts, but its continued
"Alcohol, on the contrary, is the
greatest known to lower the blood
pressure although in the end it has
the opposite effect because it hardens
the arteries and destroys the kidneys.
"Tea and coffee also heighten the
pressure in the blood and the only
nourishment they give is that derived
from the sugar and cream put into
That everybody eats too much and
that meats, in especial, are bad for
the system since their juices act harm
fully on the blood, was the statement
of the speaker who advocated a vege
tarian diet and the use of raw foods,
60 that their natural flavor Vould be
known and appreciated.
For the use of condiments mustard,
pepper, salt, vinegar and kindred sea
sonings was as harmful, in many in
stances, as that of drugs, the doctor
citing one case where a woman died
of alcoholism from the effects of a con
stant use of vinegar although the
cause of her death was a mystery until
an autopsy was performed.
That the effects of worry and men
tal agitation on the blood were as pro
found as narcotics, was the position of
Dr. Sadler who illustrated this con
vincingly. Common Colds.
Dr. Lena Sadler followed Dr. Sadler
with an interesting and informing talk
on "Common Colds," going to show
that the latter were contracted
through errors in dress, over-eating,
chilling of the skin, badly ventilated
houses, and' from other causes and
that simple remedies to combat their
effects or prevent them altogether
were within the reach of everybody.
Attack on a Negro Member
Divides the Lawyers into
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 27.
When the Thirty-fifth annual conven
tion of the American Bar association
opened here today at Hotel Pfister,
members said that before the end of
vhe three-day session the association
might be split wide open by the fight
for and against the ousting of Assist
ant Attorney-eGneral 'William H. Lew
is, a negro, from membership. Lewis
is known at Harvard, where he was
graduated in 1894, as the greatest cen
ter rush in all football history.
Lewis has a champion in no less a
personage than his chief, Attorney
General Wickersham, who has threat
ened to resign from the association if
Lewis is dropped. Col. Alexander
Troy, of Montgomery, Ala., has re
ou keep your negro and lose a !
thousand members throughout the
The executive committee admitted t
Lewis to membership without know- j
ledge of his color.
The president's address, by S. S.
Gregory of Illinois, opened the meet
ing this morning. He communicated
the most noteworthy changes in stat
ute law made in the several states
and in congress in the past year.
Reports of officers and committees
and discussions of these reports were
the principal features of the first day's
Frank B. Kellogg's address on "New
Nationalism" comes tomorrow morn
ing. Following the discussion of this
paper there will be discussions re
garding proposed laws to prevent de
lay and unnecessary cost in litigation ;
compensation for industrial accidents,
and their prevention; bills relating to
courts of admiralty; opposition to the
recall of judges, government liens on
real estate; and publicity.
Tomorrow night the association will
hear a paper on "The Courts and the
Constitution" by Senator George Su
therland of Utah.
A symposium on the general topic,
"The American Judicial System" will
be handled Thursday morning under
these sub-titles: "The Judges," by
Henry D. Estabrook of New York;
"The Lawyers," by Joseph C. France,
of Maryland; "The Procedure," by
Frederick N. Judson, of Missouri.
The annual dinner will be given by
the association at 7:30 o'clock Thurs
day night at the Plankington House.
"Were all medicines as meritorious
as Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy the world would be
much better off and the percentage of
suffering greatly decreased," writes
Lindsay Scott, of Temple, Ind. For
sale by all dealers.
In Spain and Italy vinegar is provid
ed by the landowners for the laborers
In harvest time.
Philadelphia. July 9. 1912:
"Over a year wco my face bzolca
out all over with pimple which
wr ao unsightly that I was
aahamed to go any place in
company. I tried many differ
ent remedies, but they con
tinued to sret worse till I sent
for sample of Reainol Suap and
Baainol Ointment in March.
From the day I started usinjt
Beainol the pimples commenced
to disappear. After using one
cake of Reainol Soap and ona
and a half jars of Reainol Oint
ment I was entirely cured."
(Shrnsd) Joseph Philips. 193S
The easy Resinol way
to get rid of pimples
JUST bathe your face for several minutes morning1 and
night with hot water and plenty of Resinol Soap. Finish
with a dash of cold water to close the pores. This sim
ple treatment will almost always get rid of pimples and
blackhead., quickly and completely. In severe or stubborn
eases, apply a little Resinol Ointment, allowing it to remain
on a few minutes before bathing with Resinol Soap. The
healing antiseptic balsams in Resinol Soap and Ointment
soothe and cleanse every irritated pore, leaving the com
plexion clear and velvety.
Resinol Soap and Ointment stop Ketone instantly and
. speedily heal eesema and other skin humors, sunburn,
fcaoet-bitea, sores, boila, burns, wounds and piles.
TVS1 tVswk Resinol Soap (25c) and Resinol Ointment (SDc) are recom-
nl as OC tnanded and sold by drussista ererywiiere. For ssmpto
of each, vrtt to Dept. lt-C Restart Chemical Co.. Baltimore, Md.
A UNIQUE PARTY.
How to Give Jolly Hurdy Gurdy
The quaint hardy gurdies which
hare so Jong been the delight of city
children and the despair of the fas
tidious music lovers are in danger of
becoming fashionable. A. hostess at a
summer resort hit upon this novel
manner of furnishing music for her
guests to dance by.
So successful did it prove that other
hostesses quickly followed her exam
ple, and the hurdy gnrdy. with its soft
voiced Italian owner, was greatly In
demand. Voting people danced until
nearly dawn to the alluring strains of
"The Pink Lady" and the fashionable
rhythm of 'The Bine Danube."
It is proverbial that youth never
tires of dancing, and apparently hurdy
gurdies never tire of playing. The two
are equally matched, for the hurdy
gnrdy man stops only long enough to
change his tune, while youth stops only
long enough to catch its breath. The
hurdy gnrdy simplifies things Im
mensely for the hostess who dares not
wish to entertain elaborately. It at
once knocks pretension in the head
and does away with the excruciating
torture inflicted by the sometimes in
competent musicians who play for
For the hurdy gnrdy has the advan
tage of really keeping time, and that
is more than can be said of the aver
age musician. '
One has only to engage the hardy
gnrdy man. turn on the lights, move
the furniture and give an informal
Promptly at the hour the picturesque
strolling Italian with his hurdy gnrdy
arrives. It is tenderly taken from its
wheels and placed in a corner of the
hall, and immediately be plays on and
on with never a sigh nor a complain
ing -word until dawn unless you stop
Buttsr In. Denmark.
Denmark by law forbids the sale or
exportation of butter containing more
than 1G per cent water.
How It Has Boon Defined and 3emo
Folks Who Nevor Triad It.
What is laughter? An American hu
morist has called it "an undignified
widening of the human mouth, accom
panied by a noise resembling a cough
in the effort to avoid swallowing a
'Laughter," says Professor Sir
Charles Bell, is a convulsive action of
the diaphragm. In this state, the per
son draws a full breath and throws it
out in interrupted short and audible
cachinnations. This convulsion of the
diaphragm is the principal part of the
physical manifestation of laughter.
"But there are several accessories,
especially the sharp vocal utterance
arising from the violent tension of the
larynx and the expression of the fea
tures, this being a more intense form
of the smile. In extreme cases the
eyes are moistened by the effusion
from the lachrymal glands."
There are some people who cannot
laub. who are wholly unable to enjoy
either the physical or the mental lux
ury of a laugh. Thus it was said of
William III. that he was utterly at a
loss to understand what could be got
out of laughter except loss of dignity.
There are many persons in history
who have been, according to common
report, incapable of laughter. Queen
Mary I.. John Knox. Robespierre and
Maltke are examples. The iron Duke
himself rarely, if ever, went beyond a
grunt. Strand Magazine.
SURFACE MAKES AN
INQUIRY OF STAR
l3 your father in?" the man with
the valise asked.
"No," the boy at the front door said;
"he's away somewhere breakin a year
"Is your mother in?"
""No; she's out in the barn breakin'
an old hen of settin'."
"You have an older brother, haven't
"Yes. but he's layin down upstairs
trvin to break ud a cold."
"Well, can't I sell you some patent
"Me? No; I'm broke." Chicago Trib
For Indigestion, Sour Stomach,
Distress After Eating-Digestit
Daniel Surface, former postmaster of
Richmond, and for many years a news
paper publisher, in a letter published
by an Indianapolis paper today, says:
"Will you kindly inform your non-
pessimistic readers what is the signifi
cance of the fine phrase which you
carry at the mast head of The Star,
'Pass Prosperity Around?' Is this
phrase, coined by Mr. Beveridge,
merely intended to capture the crowd
such as that alluded to in the Bible,
who 'escapedto the cave of Adullam
eery one that was in distress and ev
ery one that was in debt and every one
that was discontented?
"Do you. or does any honest, well-
informed man pretend to believe that
there ever was or ever will be a time
when prosperity was or will be more
general in this country than It la at
"I reoeat. then, what is the signifi
cance of Mr. BeTeridge's catchy (but
certainly meaningless, under the cir
cumstances) appeal 'Pass Prosperity
"Richmond. Ind. D. SURFACE."
Enoliah Plaoe Ni
England can boast that no other
country possesses so many Scriptural
place names as It does. Tba nams Jer
icho occurs six times on the ordnance
maps. Paradise flra times and Nineveh,
Mount Zion. Mount Ararat and Mount
Kphralm three times each. In Bedford
shire there Is a Calvary wood and la
Dorsetshire a Jordan hill.
Occasions do not make a maa either
strong or weak, bat they show wfcst
he is. Thomas a K em pis.
You certainly would not suffer the
tortures of Indigestion if you knew of
a remedy that would positively relieve
and cure you. "Digestif is a certain
quick relief. It will stop Indigestion,
Sour Stomach, Distress after eating
and other stomach upsets almost in
stantly. We absolutely guarantee it
to give you entire satisfaction. If not
we give you back your money. Thous
ands of people all over the country
have gotten relief by the use of this
harmless remedy. Try it today. Get
a package and take one dose if it
does not give you Immediate relief it
won't cost you a penny. Brown's Di
gestit should be in every home It is a
certain quick relief for Indigestion
prevents distress after eating a hearty
meal and makes your tired, worn out
stomach good as new. Conkey Drug
To buy furniture at 20 per cent discount think what this means and take ad
vantage of the fact while you still have the chance.
A $25.00 Dresser for $20.00
A $20.00 Dresser for $16.00
A $15.00 Dresser for $12.00
A few $10.00 Dressers to go at $ 8.00
A $6.50 Bed, a $4.00 Mattress, a $3.00
Spring, and during the next 4 days,
this complete Outfit goes for
A 48-inch Quartered Oak Dining Table with
9-inch pedestal, worth $22.50, a 42-inch quar
tered Oak Buffet, massive in style and worth
$25.00, and 6 full Quartered Oak Dining
Chairs with genuine leather box seats, worth
$20.00 per set, and for the next Four Days
This Complete Dining Suite Goes at only
We have many such Combination Suites as these and at such prices as these to
close out for the last four days of our Anniversary Sale and you will find it very
interesting to walk through our line of bargains that speak to you so loudly of
money saving. Come and listen to their story and if you see something that you
will want later we shall be glad to hold it for you.
We Sell For Cash or Credit
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AS STAPLE AS BREAD
As good as wheat at a dollar, are the offerings at Conkey's always,
and one has only to scan the prices to get the BARGAIN atmosphere.
Do not let the slower fellow Inveigle you Into the idea that just be
cause he hasn't got it that it is not staple. Anything Conkey adver
tise is staple at Conkey' all right, all right, or Conkey wouldn't ad
Additional evidence of the Conkey plan of price reducing and
price saving may be gleaned from ths fact that the price is cut and
cut deep on many items for which we are the exclusive Richmond ag
ents and which of course cannot be obtained elsewhere In Richmond.
We also give S. & H. Green Stamps on all purchases. (See Coupon
We are enthusiastic In every item of the Conkey business which Is
how we keep it In the front rank, but we never wish t exaggerate.
EXAMPLES OF CONKERS EVERYDAY PRICES
Taken at Random from a Big Stock.
The kind your grandaddy used
to take. Hollister's Tea or Tab
lets, regular 35c, Conkey's, 21c
BACON'S CELERY KING
Regular 25c, Conkey.. ....17c
Take 3 for 50c
25c Allan's Foot Powdsr ...,17c
please and let us show
DR. CHARLES' TOILETS
Soap, regular 25c, Con key's, 10c
Face Powder, 50c, Con key's, 31c
Creme Ozno, 50c, Conkey's, 31c
Flesh Food, 50c, Conkey's, 31c
. CASAFARET3 a new remedy
for an old disease constipation
at 10c, 17c, 37c
And so we might go on step Inside
"We thank you."
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cash purchase of 25c or more and receive $1X0 worth of
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Mrs. Price's Canning Compound for preserving Fruits, Vegeta
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See us for Hay Fever remedies. Refreshing country buttermilk,
sparkling ginger ale, and apple champagne at our fountain.
"Get It at the Right Place the Place that Always Has lb Che
Place You Get the Most Change Back."
CONKEY'S, NINTH AND MAIN
BO YOU ENJOY
Carrying a pail of coal or sifting the ashes,
or cooking a meal in a roasting hot kitchen?
Is There Any Pleasure
in living in coal dust, coal smoke and to clean
and scour from morn till night?
There Is a Belter Way
We have all the latest types on demonstra
tion in our display room.