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Published every Thursday by ED SKINNER. --" ' "■ ~ — Entered in the Emmett postoffice as aecond class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. .$1.50 . .76, One year . Six months . Three months ... .50 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS The address label on your paper ■hows the date to which your sub scription is paid. Subscribers are re paying their subscriptions and notify the office of any errors. 1 he schools of New > ork have ad ded "manners" to them list of studies j Hereafter all pupils will be required I to learn first, why good manners are important, and then, how to acquire thom. Muny boys and girls get this know - e.lge at home, but many more have no such opportunity, lo i.ali/.c that a large percentage of young persons. have not been taught even the rudi n.ents of politeness and courteous de » », .. -r- " H serve their conduct anywhere. The essence of good manners is a on .ill., .. „„hi. ..r Without this consideration bovs and 1 girls must grow into selfish men and MANNERS IN SCHOOLS women. Good manners have more lo do j css in life than almost any [ with sui other thing. agree able is a more important element of if algebra, success than a knowledge or Latin, or of history. A mat, may get along pretty well without ever knowing how to parse a sentence or to multipy fractions, but he won't go very far if he is a selfish boor. Polite is the oil that lubricates the f every-day business and ness preariniTR < social life. I A school that sends out ill mannered boys and girls is failing in an impor tant aspect of its duty. AN ATTACK ON HAM. What can a person eat with safety, anyhow? A man connected with the govern- ! merit in Washington has written a book, weighing at least a half pound, to prove that white wheat bread is j almost as fatal as poison. Wheat flour would be all right for food, he asserts, if the wheat berry were ground whole, outHide shell and all, but flour made of the wheat berry "denatured" Ly first husking its coat off, is responsi ble for nearly all the infant mortality and many of the diseases of grownups. ! The same with rice and corn. The j way corn is ground nowadays makes j it dangerous as food, he says. Never eat soup, another re Soup? former advises us; it is most injuri Too much starch, the OUH. Potatoes ? food faddists tell us. Beware of pota toes. And corn, on the cob and in the can. It ought really to be labeled "poison," it has caused so many cases of pel lagra. Beef? Shun it as you would a pes tilence; it helps to eause Bright's dis case and rheumatism. We have read all of this, with more or less patience. Some of us have tak- : en these fulminations against our fa vorite foods seriously, and half starv- i ed ourselves as a result. I A And now comes the last straw. food sham in the East has written a acathing denunciation of smoked ham and bacon. He declares that they are . little better than slow poisons. He j warns you, in solemnity, to never let a morsel of smoked ham or bacon j and live long. Why, this country was pioneered and settled on a diet of smoked ham and bacon. And the most stalwart husbandmen the world ever knew are tilling the farms of Amercia on the same diet. Banish the smokehouse from the American farm and you would take away its chief source of sustenance and strength, and destroy the most toothsome, health giving morsel on the national table. The freedom of these United States was won with ham and bacon as much as with powder and ball. History tells us that the principal ration of the Rev olutionary Army, when it had meat at all, was hacon. The armies of the Civil War lived and fought largely on ham and bacon and salt pork. The first pioneers who came out from the settlements of the East to the plains and forested hills of the West lived on bacon and johnnycake Bacon and hominy were the staff of life of the early settlers of all this West journey the 00 em country. When Daniel Boone started on horseback from Kentucky to Missouri , , , , . . he chucked a side of bacon into one, saddlebag and a sack of com meal into the other, to balance the load. The backbone of every "grub stake" of every prospector who blazed the way into the new West was bacon, and frying pan went along with it. Fried bacon, brown and crispy; ham and eggs, sizzling in the pan; boiled ham hock and cabbage—are these Not if a || the learned s * ... . „ doctors on earth denounced them. Not even if they were forbidden by ] Tales of the Town law. Many a heart is hungry for kind words that cogt nothing, * * * "f'aw," asked little Bill, "is casus belli Latin for stomach ache ! ' * * * Don't say "It can't he done." I lie chances are you'll find somebody doing it . * * * An automobile ought not to have any more cylinders than its owner has brains. The man who let pol es warp his riendsnips s > • do it and are «ad losers thereby. A man's enemies seldom kick him w1 7 i ■ z d , d 1 " and let h.s friends do it. m w k Th. m>n who n.v.. do« except from a selfish motive is as useless to the community as a bicycle to a gent with no legs. * * * As soon as wo can fix our suhmar do down they 11 come up again our naval strength will be considerably inn proved, i * * * Profit is what some business men sacrifice to get even with the other f'*H'-w. That's why the other fellow is always able to keep a little money in the bank and pay his bills. * ♦ * Rastus, de creates' animal in " Thc F reates anlmal da "° ld ' y e ' r.ponded Rastus, am de chicken, ca se it am good to eat befo' it am bawn and after it am duiçl." ♦ * # lueried Tobe, "what am the wo'ld?" governor w ,. H )ths say to the other now by way 0 f keeping the conversation from lag ging? North Carolina and South Carolina both dry now, and what does the if one of those Common arc » ♦ ♦ The newspapers are now discussing the possibility of removing the money center of the world from London to New York ns one of the results of the war. And heaven help the world when the Wall street bunch gets in control. * ♦ * He was wandering aimlessly around one of Emmett's stores one of| the clerks approached him and asked Yes, if he was looking for something. my wife." replied the man. "Describe her." "Well, she's sort of a limousine I with heavy tread and usually runs on low." Johnny and Mary may complain a bit when Monday morning rolls around and they have to start in on another week in school, but there are lots of us who wish we might again enroll for a few terms. Stick 'er out, having the time of * * ♦ kiddies; your life, The stork came, you're Plenty of time to worry A man named Moon got married. New moon. Highly pleased he spends money for liquor. Last quarter. He went home drunk. Mother-in-law meets him Full moon. vith a rolling pin. Total eclipse. There ain't no pleasure any more, and nothing is no good to me! # * # In vain I tread the lonely shore, where I have the last of thee. I seen the ship upon the deep, and sadly waved a fond lament. I haven't did a thing but weep, Since she has went I am not one of they which haven't got no faith in love. And them fond words of yesterday spoke as true as heaven Alas! was above, Is it all oar twixt me and her? Will she go wed some other gent ? There ain't no comfort near nor fur, Since she has went « * * A traveling man tells this story of nn experience he had in a sma tow n in his territory, where he stopped for dinner at a restaurant. A fairly _ P°°d meal was spread before im. u flies were so numerous that the land lord had to stand behind his chair 'Great and shoo them with a napkin. Scott! ' exclaimed the salesman, never saw so many flies! retorted the landlord, scornfully. "Shucks! this ain t nothin. If you want see flies, just wait till I ring the bel1 for dinn « r ' Tbe y' re a11 out ' n ^ be barn now - I Flies?" Two Children Had Crouu The two children of J. W. Mix Cleveland, Ga., had croup. He writes: - Both got so choked up they could hardly breathe. I gave them Foley's it completely cured them, no opiates. Cuts the phlegm, opens [ air passages. Haley & Miles. Honey and Tar and nothing else and Contains The Regeneration of Tann häuser YEAR had passed since the good knight Tannhauser had disappeared from the sight of men, nor had any tidings of him come to his friends in the valley of Eisenach. There was not one of them who could have dreamed where Tannhauser had been that twelve A month past, nor, had they heard, would have believed the tale. For the jo d knight, the sweetest singer who plucked a lute in the courts of Her maun, landgrave of Thuringia, had lolled for a year among the rosy w jtci, cr j es 0 f the grotto 0 f Venus Î3 ^heShenTod^e.s andTv-' ing her in return, in mad abandonment < f frien(Js> re , jffion and his better self Venus dwe , t jn a great underground realm, entrance to which was gained certain dim old trails that wove in ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Horselberg, a lonely mountain. But havlw ^ attained the , ealm of Venus men forgot for a soace the •"£ ™ la ft l^hind reil Ä, Ä h lL1*. b :S'" d h, re X lignts and the embraces of the white I ,0,f '- llere for a V ear lannhauscr had dwelt, loved by the queen of love,, For some and yet he was unhappy. tiling in his forgotten better self rose up to reproach the man. weary of the soft comforts of the He was Venusberg and longed for skies that were sometimes gray, birds that did not sing always, sorrow to leaven joy. Now as he lolled at Venus's white feet he was speaking his heart to the heathen goddess, Pegging that he might go back to the world. Long she sought to dissuade him the world was full of suffering and sadness nor could he enter it as he had . i left; men would scorn and contemn j him utterly when they learned that he had spent a year in Venus's arms. So she pouted and cajoled, seeking delay, till with a cry of anguish Tann- ! hauser called upon the Virgin Mary to succor him. j I ! Then with a shriek, a rush as of the 1 wind, the whole scene of rose scented gayety was blotted out, Venus had vanished and the knight found himself alone upon the mountain side, blue skies above him and green trees, and a cool wind stung his languorous: limbs to brisk movement. Nearby a shepherd boy was singing a song to the goddess of spring, and playing on a pipe; then far below he saw a band of pilgrims marching in slow procession, chanting the praises of! 1 Now a little knot of horsemen came the Lord of Hosts. riding along the path; Tannhauser recognized them, the friends whom he had l e ft, the landgrave, Walther von Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, calm browed and kindly. And seeing him they crowded round, all eager welcome and excited questions. Where had he been this twelve month past? But Tannhäuser answered them evas ively—a long journey, not satisfying, he had not found what he went out to seek. Then Wolfram, speaking to him apart; "Come back with us and sing in the contest of the minstrels." And when Tannhauser would have put him aside, Wolfram whispered: "Nay then, if not for thy sake, or for ours, for Elizabeth, our lady; for since thou went, she sighs over much and will not be persuaded to come any more into the hall of song." Hearing that, the heart of Tann häuser leapt at recollection of all the manifold dear charms of the land- I grave's niece; willingly he consented. ! She welcomed him, too glad almost ! him j hands, and: "It has been so long, so long," she sighed. Next day the knights met in the hall of song, where a tournament of min- I strelsy had been proclaimed; the man j who won should have the right to ask any favor, even the hand of the iand grave's niece. First Wolfram rose and drew his hand across his harp, and sang the praise of love, how it was hign above the things of earth, like stars in the bright diadem of heaven, how it en nobled men, lifting them up out of their baser selves, making them but a little lower than the angels. But ere the applause had died away, Tannhauser sprang up, his dark face working, struck a crashing chord, and sang the throbbing praise of earthly love, of warm, white flesh, bright eyes, entangling hair. And at the last: j O queen of love, immortal fame attend thee! I sing thy praise, for I have known thy heart. Gorgeous the beauty which all grace doth lend thee. Fount of all rapture, fiery loves thou art. O burning bliss of rapture in thy | kisses. This, this is love! All else is drear and cold. Away, dull mortals, prating of love's , blisses, ' voices, and reviling, man drew their swords to thrust the blasphemer through. But pale Elizabeth, swaying in horror, flung herself between their swords' points and the knight. Draw near the hill of Venus and be hold. Then burst a clamor of angry "True he hath sinned, but heaven holds forgiveness. Grant him his life that he ma y save his soul." And Tannhauser, sobbing in a revul sion of feeling now, loaths himself for having lifted lecherous eyes to her. A band of pilgrims left that day for Rome; be"should go with them and ! seek forgiveness from the pope, A year passed, chenbach, walking the mountain trail, had seen Elizabeth many a time pray in F be s' d e th e virgin's shrine of Tann ^ ^ ^ ^ her and comfort her. Gently she had turned away from him. Now as he! walked and dusk stole silently upon! the world, a traveler stood beside, a — - ™ U "eath his hood, Wolfram started, cried out thou b ,.„ Wolfram von Es For it wa3 Tannhauser. Curse Rome! Where lies the way 10 Venus's Hill? Nay, nay, rash man. Tell me thy story now—I am thy friend." Then Tannhauser, bitter and chock ing his sullen wrath, told how he had come al! Penitent to Rome, yet high in bo P e; bow there had been forgiveness for all the pilgrims, but when he told his sin before the pope, the mighty P ontiff shrank and turned aw£ *y "Sooner shall this my staff blossom than thou shalt find forgiveness in the world." And now, the world his enemy, he would go back to Venus's arms. Then while they talked, there came a rosy light upon the dusk, soft music played, and Tannhauser beheld the ream of Venus, and the goddess smiled and held out her white arms. Madly he | struggled then to go to her, while Wolfram held him fast, besought, im true-hearted Elizabeth prays. plored.' Then knight, Wolfram cried out: that von Eschembach, j Heaven is open still for thee— Tannhauser ceased his struggles, I raised his battered head and prayed, The rose leaf goddess sobbed—"Now ; is he lost to me forever more"—dawn stole upon the world. And from the valley came the toiling of bells, while a little processional of monks moved ! slowly, bearing the landgrave's niece to Mother Earth. And Tannhauser j j i Genuine Round Oak Heaters and Ranges There is nothing better in the heater line than the Genuine Round Oak, made in Dowagiac, Mich. It has had a reputation as the best for years. 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