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Secretary of Agriculture So Informs
Governor Ferris.
Lansing, Mich. After tlu bean
Kiowi'rs and shippers of Michigan
luive been greatly agitated over the
prubrhitlon by tin' federal department
of agriculture of the Interstate ship
ment of beans affected with niithrnc
no.if, it is discovered that the depart
ment has never issued any such order.
Thr.bean crop in Michigan tills year
is lamely uffeffcted with the blight,
i ii ii the prohibition of its shipment
would have been a serious blow to
.uicuigus gruwers. a
' (jtiv. scorns lias received ' a letter
from Secretary of Agriculture Hous
ton saying that the shipment of beans
merely discolored by anthrncnose is
not nod has not been prohibited, as
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AMiuiunml liomea of Armenian;
AccordujD ton traitvorthy report from ConatantlnopU, an offer to
nm koiiik urtvii iruiu " uoujee uy uie luraa naa Dftn maaa o we port by Uie American ambassador. Henry
AiMKfnthuu. "Horrified by the torrblle massacre end eruolttea whlcn accompanied tho removal of the Armeni
n xrom tlt.ilr huirvwt, and by hU holpleaiineBs to atfoist them through the rgular clianneU,'.' iaya the rtvoiX,
"the arnbawMdor tiw oured to mukr hhtmelf poronuHy reaponiible for Jl.000,000 and w And other man in th
Umtnti fauu ui ria aawthar 14.000.000, the money to be pnt In emlKraUnir tho roirudiilnir Armenian t
their food value ls not alTected. Tho
shipment of beans, autlirncnose or
otherwise, wlileh has been canned and
are In a liltliy or decomposed condi
tion, has long been prohibited under
tlie pure food act, but no ban lias ever
been placed on the shipment of beans
which have been merely discolored bv
the' blight.
Young man, don't take a girl's hand
In yours and tell her you could die for
her unless you are willing to earn a
living for her.
Kindness and politeness would bo
appi eclated more if they were not
used so often as gold brick substi
tutes. Blessed is the man who expects
nothing but advice from his, relatlTcs,
for that is about all he'll get.
I Ls
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fanatical Kurd who are laughtering Armenian; Ambassador Morgeniliau
In tills Bcientlflc age, people BtlH
labor under tho delusion that Infec
tious diseases are transmitted by con
tact with things. Somo people aro
nCrald to touch a car strap or a bobk
that has beon usod by strangors, and,
much as tlioy like to have It, liandlo
paper money with greatest caution.
In the Medical Record Dr. Alvah H.
Doty, formerly tho efficient health of
ficer of 'ho port of Now York, shows
how foolish the public ls In Its fear
that Infection lurks everywhere, In
public conveyances, public assem
blages, clothing, money, rags, books,
car straps, etc., and that diseases aro
convoyed by these means. If. disease
wore conveyed In this manner old rags
would be one of the best transmitters.
To test this theory one should go to
the rag houses of Alexandria, Egypt.
Tho rags brought here aro the cast-off'
clothing of natives, largely from Inter
ior districts, where some form of In
fectious disease almost always exists.
Yet the British sanitary officers havo
never found the slightest evidence that
any of the women and children en
gaged In handling thes rags ever con
tracted disease.
The best test of the theory that
dlnease is transmitted through paper
money would be, not in its ordinary
UBe, but In tho Treasury Department
at Washington, whero clerks are con
stantly handling an enormous amount
of old and filthy money prior to its
destruction. Yet tills has never pro
duced disease among tho clerks. No
ono cares to read dirty books, but tho
fear of infection through the much
used books of a public library Is quite
as groundless as that regarding the
I andllng of paper money. Leslie's.
Iriends and Neighbors Will Show You
a Way.
Get at the root of tho trouble.
Rubbing an aching' back may re
lieve it,
But won't cure It If the kidneys an
You must reach the root of it the
Reach the cause; relievo the pain.
Begin at once with Doau's Kidney
Are recommended by thousands.
Hero's one case.
I'eter Wilhenisen, Benton St., OuL
Harbor. Ohio, says: "I had a bad
attack of backnche and could hardly
endure the dull pain across my kid
neys. I tried several kidney medi
cines, but got no relief until I used
DoanV Kidney Pills, on a friend's ad
vice. They helped me in every way
I now keep Doau's Kidney Pills on
hand and take a few doses now and
then, always with good results."
Price fide, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doau's Kidney Bills the same that
Mr. Wilholmsen had. Foster-Mllbum
Co., Props.. Buffalo, N. Y.
cold in the chest
Cold in the chest, head or lungs
easily relieved by the use of Wu-Ki-Ton
Ointment. Apply to affected
parts before retiring. Wonderful re
sults. Try it tonight. :;e. Fn
sale by iliuuglsN or sent direct on re
ceipt of price. Wn-Ki-Toii ('heinlea
Co., 604 So. St. Cluir St.. Toledo, O
transport to America tho Armenian
Human credulity passes all limita
tions. Befoto mo llet n newspaper
story from Chicago: A man was on tho
way to a savings bank to doposlt ?14u.
Two smiling strangers met him, fooled
him with tho story that lhc had a
"magic handkerchief which would dou-
bio tho stranger's money If ho would
fold his bank roll within It. A Her thi !
operation tho strangers told him to
watch tho handkorchicf and sec thol
money grow. They disappeared. Tlioy
had his money and tho handkerchief
contained waste paper. Does this
sound Impossible?
' Hero is another story, even moro
Improbable, but true. In New York a
company, appropriating tho namo of
a well known corporation, advertisod
to sell its shares at a bargain, and
fixed a price that was just twice tho
stock markot price. A cirhular was
sent to the Italian quarter intimating
that a great opportunity was presented
for workingmon to secure nn interest
in a wonderfully prosperous railway,
that only a few shares could be had,
and that they must bo bought at onco.
A rush was made for tho stock, al
though overy daily paper printed tho
quotation of the samo security at half
the price at which the swindlers wero
offering it. Tho police put an end to
tho game.
If people aro so credulous, Is It sur
prising that the postoffice authorities
report that $li"0,COO,000 a year is taken
from- the gullible by dealers In fako
securities? If Wall St. did this kind
of wretched business it would deserve
None of the cheap mining, oil, plan
tation, real estate and similar schemes
could get a loothold in the Stuck Ex
change because, before a stock can be
listed, it must submit a detailed report
and show that it icprcsents a legiti
mate enterprise. This does not mean
that occasionally a slock is listed that
should not have boon, but it means
that as a rule, listed securities liavo
merit. Nor doos listing mean that
they will advance In price. Securities
only represent business institutions
subject to the laws of trade, but
chances of a profit in the purchase of
listed securities, or tliobe that are sold
by representative bankers nnd brokers,
rather than by irresponsible peddlers,
should be tho choice of everyone with
money to spare. Jasper, in Leslie's.
I know a woman who wants to be
It without the simple thing of really
being it.
If you hear a woman say she hates
housework and another answers she
doesn't, you're just as safe to take tho
one that hates. It may be she hates It
because she docs it, and the other likes
it because she shirks.
1 know a boy who went Halloween
lng and got a bulldog fast in the calf
of his leg.
Do you hate to die? You'd make ns
liig a fus3 if you thought you always
had to live.
I wouldn't want a 300-pound hired
man a good solid 100 of useless bal
last for a team to tote around.
I wish I knew any one else had as
much fun witli me as I do. I was
just picking up walnuts for little sis
ter to shuck, and an old hard pear
lying there looking exactly lige a green
walnut motioned to me to be put in.
Whenever I think of little sister
clinching that pear to shuck, I'm
tickleder than it ninety-nine sinners
had come into the fold.
It does not matter which cm' of the
keyboard you sit, treble or bass, if the
right or.e Is the other in the duet. Then
everything wears a halo each cow
track and sand burr and lily leaf.
I've crossed bats with a funny
woman lately. One day she has boxes
of candy come to me by parcel post,
tVe next she wantt to mop tho earth
with me. I eat the candy and regret
exceedingly tltat I am not at liberty
to invite her to undertake the other.
Science Is not the proper spray fof
what infests humorists.
A neighbor has a baby, 'ami in the
newspaper office it got mixed and was
laid where brother's new piano should
stand. But it wasn't mixed as bad as
brother when the congratulations be
gan coming in!
Sometimes it's a wonderment to me
that I'm not a bigger idiot than I am.
So many jobs are always clamoring for
me that absolutely I don't have time
to watch the circus go by even. It
I'm working by hand I go across the
meadow and jump the ditch. If by
team, I can go grandly out past tho
walnut tree, around the road and In
by tho graveyard.
Quick nnd Quit would be good names
for twins. From Judge.
Many a lightheaded girl wasn't born
that way.
A stag party is no place to look for
a dear.
A good way to lose a friend ls try
lng to economize on a wedding gift.
Public display is often made possi
ble by prlvato economy.
It's a mistake to air your views If
thnv aro rank.
Somo men who buvo words with
their wives aro proud of the privilege
It flatters a girl almost as much if
a man proposes to her ns It, does If
he had sent her a dollar box of candy.
A married woman is fond of having
her own way and she can't, under
Unrt why her husband Isn't.
You may kick, you may shatter a
boom it you will, but tho hopo of a
candidate clings to it still.
Tho city round about mo roars nnd
lifts its raucous voice again, and all
the region out of ddbra ls full of wo
men nnd men. In such a humming
Ijuinnii hive a man should havo his
lrlcnds. you say. Alas! there Is no
man alho who's, lonelier than I today.
I'm lonesome as tho heartsick gont
who dwells upon a desert islo and
holies a ship will booh bo sent to take
him back whero cities smile.
I seo a group of nolglibors stnnd
about the corner of tho block, and 1
approach them, hat In hand, to hoar
and uharo their cheerful talk. But on
beholding mo they roar, as speedily
they turn their backs, "Here comes
tho balnied jlmtwlstcd bore who talks
about the income tax!" Tho corner
whero they lately stood deserted is,
ub ls tho street, and all throughout
the neighborhood I hear tho sound of
fleeing feet.
I have a hundred vital views that 1
am sighing to express, and I could
toll more sparkling news that all tho
columns of the press; I long to join
my fellow-men, but when they see me
forward stride they look disturbed
and say agnin, "Is lliero no hole in
which to hide? Here tomes tho Jay
who never told a story, slnco his day
of birth, that wasn't forty limes as old
as any chestnut on this enrth!" Ono
scornful glance they cajt on mo, in
whose sad heart grim sorrow reigns,
and then like startled deer they flee
and hide in culverts nnd in drains.
I seek the halls of dazzling light,
whero winsome maids and stalwart
hoys enjoy the glamour of the night
und I would fain increase their joys,
i have a hundred playful jests that I
to all of them would tell, bu at tho
thought the brilliant guests throw up
their hands and start to yell. "Ho
takes as long to tell a yarn," I hear
my vile detractors croak, "as I would
take to build a barn, nnd there aro
bldeboards on each joke. So let us to
the basement fly nnd hide for seven
hours or ton; perhaps the tireso'rno
mutt will die before the band starts
up a gain."
I drift into the grocer's store, to buy
somo codfish and some mace, and
there are loungers twenty-four on
chairs and boxes in the place. I know
they find cxlstance stale, and so I
think I'll cheer their way by telling
them a merry tale that 1 got next to
yesterday. I thus disperse the whole
blamed gang; they mutter, ns they
doorward forge, "Before he winds up
his harangue he'll dig up' facts from
Henry George!"
Oh, let me on an island dwell, some
Island in uncharted seas, where I my
anecdotes may tell to helpless mon
keys in the trees! Walt Mason, in
The "latjy agent" always gets me,
whatever junk she has for sale; with
skillful tongue she soothes and pets
me and blarneys mo and draws the
The gent who sell3 the works of
Dickens, in eighty-seven cloth-bound
books, pursues in vain; but, all! the
chickens I can't escape their velvet
books. I often vow, "Henceforth the
ladles in vain will seek nj humble
home; I'll see the whole fair tribe in
hades before I'll buy another time!
Too long, vlth language false and flbby
they have beset me on my way. I've
bought the works of Laura Libbey,
and also those of Bsrtlia Clay; a five
foot shelf of old Nick Carter now
ornaments my cozy den. Methiuks the
maidens n.ust be smarter, if they can
work me once again."
I grimly fame this resolution, that's
viewed with pleasure by tho frau, and
pass around some elocution about my
adamantine vow.
And thus, with resolut'on laden, I
to my musty office go, to which there
comes a beaming maiden, who sells the
works of Edgar Poe.
"It's no use," 1 firmly greet her. "Tho
stuff is off T will not buy." Where
at her smilo grows all the swpeter,
and humor twinkles In her eye. Ah,
why is man so weak and washy when
round his chair fair damsels trot? I
know I'll buy 'those volumes boshy,
e'en while I tell her I will not. I al
ways fall for female friskers, I still
surrender to their snares, where 1
would take a man with whiskers and
kick his person down the stairs.
My words don't daunt her or af
fright her, although 1 soy, "Can't deal
with you! I've bought tho works of
every writer that evor lived, and then
a' few! I have -tho works of Pope and
Shelley, of Bex E. Beach and Hichard
Roc; I've Zola's books they're rather
smelly; I draw the line at Edgar Poe.
I hate to raise this dort of holler wjieu
you come up hero peddling rhyme,
but I will give you halt a dollar it you
will lot me off this time."
In vain, in vain! She smiles and
twitters and lays a volume on my
knee; I know I'll have to take my bit
ters beforo she will consent to flee.
She talks about the text and printing,
but I am thinking of tho way Dame Na
ture docs her fairest tinting on dam
sels young and blltho and gay. Sho
talks about the Illustrations, but I am
thinking how a maid can rattle kings
and shatter nations, if sho has eyes
the proper shade. She talks about tho
leather binding, but I am looking at
her hair, which like a rope of gold ls
wint'las above her forehead low and
I might fill up a dozen colyums
about that agent and her charms, but,
having bought some thirty volumes,
I'll pack them honiqwnrd in my arms.
By Walt Mason, from Judge. '
The young fool and, the old fool have
mare than years "between them.
A peculiarity of cortaln cranks la
that they can not ho turned.
A man who ls In society and wants
to keep In muat fcu continually going
out: Judge. '
Was McClellan a TraltorT
In Harper's Magazino there aro
printed for tho first time extracts from
John Hay's diary, wrltton whoa ho
was Lincoln's sccrotnry. Writing In
1SG4, ho recounts a Btory told him by
Lincoln which reveals McClellan in a
i.ew light.
"On' September 25, 1S64, Hay re
cords that a loiter had Just como from
N'lcolay, who was In New York, stating;
that Thurlow Weed, the dominant Re
publican loader In Now York State,
with whom Nlcoluy was to confer, had
gone to Connda. When Hay showod
tho Presldont tho letter ho said: 'I
think I know whero Mr. Weed has
gone. 1 think he has gone to Vermont,
not Caunda. I will tell you what ha
Is trying to do. I havo not as yet told
"And. then Lincoln proceeded to un
fold the following story of a remark
ablo intrigue:
"'Somo time" ago the Governor of
Vermont came tb'mo on "business of
Importance," ho said. I fixed an hour
and he came. His name is Smith. Ho
is, though you would not., think It, a
cousin of Bnldy Smith. Daldy is large,
blond, florid. The Governor ls a little,
dark sort of man. This is the story
he told me, giving General Baldy
Smith as his authority:
" 'When Gen. McClellan wns here at i?
Washington (in 1S(I2) 15. Smith was
very Intimate with him. They had
been toegthrr at West Point and
friends. McClellan had asked for pro
motion for Baldy from the President
and got it. They were close and con
fidential friends. Wtyeu they went
down to the Penlnsuln'ithelnsame Inti
mate relations continued, the General
talking freely with Smith about all his
plans and prospects, until one day
Fernando Wood and one other (Demo
cratic) politician from New York ap
peared in camp and passed some days
b with McClellan." .
' "'From tho day this took place
Smith saw, or thought fie saw, that
McClellan whs treating him with un
usual coolnes sand reserve. After a
little while he mentioned this to Mc-,
Clellan, who, after some talk, told
Baldy he had something to show him.
He told him that these 'people who
had recently visited him had been urg
ing him, to stand as an opposition can
didate for President; that he had s
thought the thing over and had con
cluded to accept their proposition, and
had written them n letter (flitch ho
had not yet sent) giving his ldeaof
the proper way of conducting the war,
so as to conciliate and impress the
people of the South with tho Idea that
our armies were Intended merely to
execute the laws and protect their
property, etc., and pledging himself to
conduct the war in that Inefficient,
conciliatory style.
" 'This letter he read to Baldy, who,
after the reading, was finished, said
earnestly: "General, do you not see
that looks like treason, nnd that it will
ruin you and all of us?" After some
further talk the General destroyed tho
letter In Baldy's presence, and thanked
him heartily for his frank and friendly
counsel. After this ho was again tak
en into the intimate confidence of Mc
Clellan. -
"Immediately affr the battle of
Antietnm, Wood and bis familiar came
again and saw the General and again
Baldy saw an Immediate estrangement
on the part of McClellan. He seemed
to be anxious to got his r,intimate
friends out of Ihc way nnd to avoid
opportunities of private conversation
with them. Baldy he particularly kept
employed on reconnoisance nnd 'such
work. One night Smith was -returning
from some duty he had been per
forming, nnd, seeing a light In McClel
lan's tent, he went in to report Bo
reported and was about to withdraw
whon the General requested him to
remain. After every one was gone he
told him those men hnd beon there
again and had renewed their "proposi
tion nbout tho Presidency; that thla
time he had agreed to their proposition
and had written them a letter acceding
to their terms nnd pledging himself to
carry on the war In the snse already
ludlcnted. This letter bo read then
and there to Baldy Smith.
"Immediately thereafter B. Smith
applied to be transferred from- that
army. At very nearly tho same, time
other prominent men asked to "samo
Franklin, Burnslde and others.
"Now that letter, must bo in the
possession of F. Wood, nnd It will not
be Impossible to get It. Mr. Weed ha,
I think, gone to Vermont to see tho
Smiths nbout it.'
"Hay continues:
" 'I was very much surprised at tho
story and expresed my surprise. I
said I hnd always thought that Mo
Clellan's fault was a constitutional
weakness and timidity, which pro
vented him from active and" timely
exertion, instead of any "such deep-laid
scheme of treachery nnd ambition.
"The President replied: "After tho
battle of Antietnm I went up to tho
flold to try to get him to meve, and
camo back thinking he would move at
once. But when I got homo ho began
to nrguo why ho ought not to moye.
I peremptorily ordorodtilm to advance.
It was nineteen days beforo ho put a
man over the river. It was nine day
longer before he got his army acroa,
and then ho stopped again, delaying
on little pretexts of wanting this and
that. I began to fear ho was playing
false that ho did not wnnt to hurt
the enemy. I saw how he could In
tercept tho enemy on'itho way to Rich
mond. I determined to make that tho
test, It he let them got away I would
removo him. lid did bo, and I re
lieved him.' " . I i
Quite a Philosopher
"Don't you wish you ' had ' senao
et.ough to make a mllllonl"""""""
"No. I wish I had Bonso enough to
make a quarter of a million and' stop
with that and enjoy 1LM
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