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The Cape County herald. (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1911-1914, October 11, 1912, Image 3

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Searing ..One's Load
Better in the Long Run Than to
Seek to Evade It by Means
That Are Unfair.
Burden of Honest Labor It on All
Mankind, end Disagreeable Task
Must Be Disposed of In Their
Allotted Place With
the Rest
The niulo of the fable discovered
that he could relieve . himself of his
load of salt by wading the stream.
When his load happened to be of
sponges his trick did not work so well.
It Is not necessary to say that the
sponges did not melt, and that the
fooollsh mule was almost drowned be
cause his load became bo heavy.
As a working animal the mule has
not only gained the reputation of es
caping from his tasks whenever he can
but of wilfully, determinedly, hanging
back when be should go forward, ills
objection to loading his broad and ca
pable back with a load he can per
fectly well carry Is proverbial. He Is
full of evasions and he Is often un
moved by any ordinary sort of persu
asions. Becaus of his uncommendable
traits, the mule has become the butt of
derisive laughter and there Is not, per
haps, a single member of the animal
kingdom with hang back or evasive
qualities that Is considered an admi
rable specimen of capable life. The
turtle Is slow and clumsy. The spider
la repellent. The ostrich Is silly, for
she buries her head In the sand, think
ing to escape from her enemies, In
stead of tiBlng her long legs to run
away. It Is the busy bee, the Indus
trloua beaver, the Indefatigable and
undaunted ant that have been the
models which moralists with reason
have held up to men.
There are peculiar likenesses In the
traits of men to traits distinctive of
the beasU. From this source we got
words descriptive of the manner and
behavior of men. The dogged air, the
foxlike cunning, the owllike stupidity,
the horse sense, mulish Indifference or
stubbornness are examples of such de
scriptions. It may be prophesied with considera
ble certainty what will be the final
sum of experience of men who have
certain of these beastlike traits. There
Is no unreaaonable resemblance be
tween what happened to the mule
when he tried to rid himself of his
load of sponges and what happens
to men when they try to escape from
work; who are afraid of carrying their
allotted loads; who are so afraid of
doing more than their share of whole
come work that they do not do enough
to keep themselves from poverty, dis
content, and very likely, the sanitari
um, the Insane asylum, or the alms
house. They load themselves with
burdens far worse to carry than some
simple workaday affair.
Chronic disabilities, positive Illness
es, comparable to the unprofitable load
Put This to Yourself
Not Altogether a 8ermon, This, but
Juat a Few Thoughts for Worker
to Consider.
There was once a young man . to
whom came a great opportunity, and
he had the senna to seize It and make
tho best of It. A wealthy uncle loft
him 3,000 and a email business, with
Instructions to use tho money In ex
panding It.
The fortunate young man had nol
been particularly Industrious at any
tluuj 1 fact, he hud formed a little
group of friendships which were not
a heln to him. Money vanished quick
ly In their company; and time that
could have been better employed paBS
cd away emptily.
Hut the legacy of 3,000 and a
email business changed that. He sud
denly became careful about money
matters; his time became a thing of
importance; and he set to work to
make the small business Into a big
one. My object In telling you about
him la to show how ho dealt with his
friends. Some of them-two, to be
exact suggested ho ought to have a
good time on the "C'ontlnong" before
settling down to hard work; but
when they saw he was going to do
nothing of tho sort, as evidenced by
his building a new wing to the little
factory and the appointment of two
more travelers, they changed their
tune, and said, "Josh, we've been good
fellows together. If you're really go
' I,,- n nut that blft lot of money Into
v.,'. .i,u' uuir im to helD you. We
cun do with a rise In screw."
dm he take them on? Not he
knew they were of no use to him.
They were Jolly and witty companions
for an evening out, but uo good at all
of water the mule carried out of the
etrearo In his sponges, are the lot of
men who hang back, who find trifling
excuses or the most absurd of reasons
for not doing what they ought to do.
Is It not men and women of very
mediocre Intelligence whom we find
saying In a Jealous tone: "It Is not
my place to do that; that Is not my
work?" Is It men and women who
are making any place In the world for
themselves who quibble over simple
tasksT There is a pettiness destruc
tive of any nobility of mind and char
ter among those who would make hair
splitting divisions of duties or would
argue tho question as to whether it Is
their part to do something that must
be done. It Is a thousand times bet
ter for a man to be possessed of the
work habit, even If he has to do twice
Mb share, to establish It and to be Im
posed upon than to gain respite from
even the most disagreeable of tasks.
It would be better If It gave him noth
ing other than a better blood circula
Some Thoughts and Advice That
Should Be Both Interesting
and Helpful.
Try to have a purpose In life. Even
If the aim is not specially uplifting,
anything Is better than drifting.
Try each day to take a step for
Diseases of
Lead Poisoning One of the Most
Common Forms of Danger to
Be Guarded Against.
Despite all the precautions and safe
guards that are employed to protect
workers, they are subject to many
dangers and diseases which It Is al
most Impossible to prevent. The fol
lowing are specific examples of in
dustrial diseases:
Lead poisoning recognized In Its
forms of lead collo, lead tremor and
lead palsy Is a disease common to
all workers dealing with lead. Such
ocupatlons comprise the smelting of
lead ore in the mines, the manufac
ture of red astd rWte lead, china
earthenware, glass, and the use of
paints, as In carriage making, ship
building and house decorating. Plumb
ers are very liable to Its attack.
These definite . forms of lead poison
ing last often for six months, but
they are, If anything, less serious than
the chronlo form, where the worker's
system becomes Impregnated with the
poison. This brings on anemia, dim
inution of physical and mental force,
neurasthenia, the outward and visible
signs of which are chronic headaches,
loss of eyesight, forms of neuritis and
lack of ambition and Initiative. Al
cohol and tobacco are predisposing
for sustained and progressive work.
Their Ideals were mainly social; to be
commercial and business-like was a
"beastly necessity, you know." Very
often you can find a man of this
typo who la, apart from work, a most
entertaining fellow. But here we are
talking about business, not the ability
to talk well to women, to sing a song
captlvatlngly, or to act as M. C. And
this young man did not give a single
Job to one of his old companions.
London Ttt-Blts.
When Seeking a "Job."
Wear your best clothes. This doesn't
mean to dress as If you were going to
a matinee or evening party. But wear
your best tailored suit and a becom
ing hat, and be sure your gloves and
shoes are beyond criticism. Though
he may bo unconscious of it, a man is
repelled or attracted by a woman's
personal appears, writes Helen Lee
Brooks In the Chicago Tribune.
If you are down In your luck don't
ishow It. Put on a brave front and
smile as cheerfully as you can.
Know definitely what you can do,
and be able to tell It Intelligently; al
bo understand your limitations.
Don't expect to get a Job simply be
cause you need It. The thing to do Is
to convince other people they need
Don't take the attitude of a slave
begging for bread or a queen out of a
Don't feci called upon to tell the
story of your life and how distinguish
ed your ancestors were. If you have
good blood It will speak for Itself. If
not the less said about It the better.
Don't be ashamed of having to work.
It Is Inconvenient to be compelled to
earn one's living, but It la not a crime.
Don't bo discouraged If you fall to
get the first position you apply for. If
you are competent there Is a place
for you. Keep on uutll you find It.
ward. Realize there Is no way to
stand still. Tour dally step up may
not be a long one, but bo sure It Is In
the right direction.
Try to learn concentration. Not to
possess it moans waste of energy. The
woman who csn put her mind to any
one thing and keep her mind there un
til her object In accomplished will Ret
far In life. The reason of many fail
ures Is that most of us have not learn
ed that each thing must be done with
our mind on It.
Try to be healthy. Save In a few In
stances, sickness can be traced to Im
prudences. If we overeat, underexer
clse and stint on fresh air our bodies
and spirits will pay the penalty. No
one wants to become cranky about
health, but she does need to know
what makes a well woman and prac
tice that knowledge.
Try to be sincere. There Is much
Insincerity tolerated among women,
but let them never deceive themselves
that life brings the best rewards to
those who have It.
Try not to confound sincerity with
rudeness. The pleatdng flatterer may
not be commendable, but she Is more
companionable than the girl who
prides herself on telling the truth,
whether It wounds or not. There are
few occasions In life when an un
asked opinion Is safe or kind.
Try to keep a young heart Many
womea who spend money trying to
keep a young face or figure worry
not that they feel old as the hills. Yet
those who get the pleasure out of life
are Just big hearted girls to the end.
It has been found that oxide of
rlno may be substituted for white
lead In paint. France was the first
country, In 1909, to realize the neces
sity of enforcing the use of this in
nocuous substitute. The law then
paBBed states that after 1914 the use
of white lead In all paints shall be
abandoned. The last two years have
seen the passing of similar bills In
Italy, Germany and Belgium. Statis
tics as to the percentage of lead
workers who have In the past been
victims to the poison are to hand, hut
space will not permit setting thorn
down. Suffice It that the percent
ages without precautionary methods
of treatment are terribly high.
Many of the symptoms of arsenical
poisoning are Identical with those
of lead, but the poison Itself Is even
more Insidious than lead. Inducing
temporary paralysis for months. The
arsenic poison Is given off In fumes
or exists In fine dust, and Is always
present among workers In arsenic
mines, or who are engaged In prepar
ing arsenic for use In the arts, for the
d3-elng of wall papers and fabrics and
for the curing of furs. Dr. Allan Stan,
who has written on this subject, states
that be Is personally acquainted with
one case of arsenical poisoning, not
among the workers, but among the
outside public, which was directly
traceable to wall ppper. In 1899 a
widespread epidemic of arsenical poi
soning occurred In England, which
was traced to the beer manufactured
In Salford and Manchester. This
beer was brewed by the aid of "in
verse sugar" or glucose, a substance
In the preparation of which sulphuric
acid Is used. This acid was the
source of the arsenic, It having been
made from arsenical pyrites instead
of from Iron pyrites. Examination
showed that tho glucose contained
4 parts of arsenic to 10,000 parts, and
that the beer contained from 0.14 to
0.28 grains of arsenlous acid to the
gallon. Hundreds of persons were af
fected, many being paralyzed
months. The use of glucose. In which
arsenlo can be found, should bo pre
vented by law. There la even dan
ger to the wearers of furs, researches
having shown that there are some
times as many as 170 grains of arse
nic to the square yard to be found in
such materials.
Start as a stock boy If possible, and
learn the business from tbe bottom
In a nutshell be honest, truthful,
painstaking, cheerful, loyal and clean
ly In mind and body.
The successful salesman Is always
"on tho Job." ever ready to do mora
than he is paid to do.
Learn to talk tersely, convincingly
and courteously. Sonsnless chatter is
a sign of poor Bak'sshlp.
Ask questions, keep your eyes open,
and utilize every opportunity to ac
quire a full knowledge of each piece of
merchandise you handle.
Keep abreast of the times by read
ing trade papers that discuss matters
relating to your line, and further Im
prove your mlud by reading high class
Be absolutely honest In your state
ments regarding the foods you have
to dispose of. No individual or busi
ness Arm ever succeeded by untruth-
Mlness and exaggeration.
One Way of Doing It Is to Forget
After All, They Are Only Grim H
minders of Life's Mlleetones
Tht Mark the Hard Path
way to the End,
With all the advlco that we are get
ting these days on how to remain
youthful and how to grow eld grace
fully and kindred topics relating to
the common desire to cut the aequain
tan:e of Father Time, It Is gratifying
to note that a fow exceptional persons
have really mastered the secret and
can get along without expert advice,
remarks the I'rovldunce Journal. The
secret, after all, Is not buried very
deep. It consists mostly of the abil
ity to forget, aB far as possible, the
annoying little matter of age. Any
man Is likely to stay comparatively
young so long as he can succeed In
actually forgetting how old he Is.
Perhaps there are few who can real
ly do this, but a case was reported In
New York the other day. A man
wafted himself breezily luto the office
Where they keep the vital statistics In
storage and announced that he wanted
to find out how old he was. He said
that he had been so busy for twenty
years or so that he had entirely lost
track of his age. Now he was going
to get married and he needed the In
formation. He was not sure whether
he was 41 or 48 years old, and he was
both surprised and elated when the
Indisputable evidence of the records
nhowed that he was only an even 40.
"Guess this will please the lady," said
he as he went out.
That Illustrated the only true story
of the way In which to cheat the ad
vanclng years. Keep busyl Tho life
that Is properly busy has no time to
think about birthdays. The trouble lr
that nearly all of us establish the
habit of thinking about birthdays In
our Juvenile years, when we are apt
to count the passage of time some
what Impatiently, and It Is hard to
break the habit In later life, when the
significance of a birthday Impresses
us with a reverse EngliBh. Our birth
day gets Into the minds of our rela
tlves and Intimate friends as a minor
annual festival, an event to be cele
brated with gifts and congratulations,
and we are rounded up and forced to
gazo regretfully at each milestone as
wo reach it with a crude attempt at
a pleasant smile.
The Joymakers radiate their gloom
with painful reminiscences and with
such Inept remarks as "Well, we're
getting along." "Hair's getting kind
of thin, George, ain't It?" "Only six
more years to go and then you'll be
oui i musi Bay, you no a your age
pretty wen. Many or tne remarss
are Intended to be complimentary or
consolatory, but somehow they convey
a subtle sting. After one has reach
ed a "certain age" there is apt to be
the suspicion that a congratulatory ut
terance may bo only a polite euphem
ism for "Get the hook." The way to
dodge these doubtful emotions Is to
keep busy, and sprinkle such things
as birthdays liberally with a strong so.
lutlon of oblivion.
Modern Towers of Babel.
America is preeminently the land
of the skyscrapers and New York city
their especial location, though Chica
go is coming well to the front as a
competitor. In no other spot In the
world Is space at such a premium as
In New York. The land area Is so
small for the population and for the
amount of business to be done that
the real estate value Is enormous,
hence space must be utilized and as
a result we have the skyscrapers.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance
building, on the southeast corner of
Madison square at Twenty-third street,
held supremacy in height till the erec
tion of the Woolworth building. This
huge campanile Is 700 feet 3 Inches
high, and has 50 stories, with two
acres more of floor space than the
i latest marvel. The Singer building,
at the corner of Broadway and Liber
ty street, has a total height from the
basement Moor to base of flag staff
of 742 feet, the height from the street
to the main roof being 612 feet 1 Inch.
It has forty-one stories and nine and
onehalf acres of floor space. The
Bankers' Trust company building, at
the corner of Wall and Nassau streets,
Is 539 feet high, and has 39 stories.
Tho Times building, at Forty-second
street and Broadway, is 419 feet
high and has 2S stories The Chris
tian Herald.
i The shoe top will now go Into re
Evll In Athletics. 1 tir,,,IU!nt.
Some of the big men In our navy skirts may be any wider,
have been making a study of the ef- j llut they ar0 longer which helps
reels oi auueueo inn m-( iu v m,o
Sam's naval schools, and they say
that spectacular and competitive ath
letics arc bad for them. Too many of
the men have serious after effects
from the long, severe course of fitting
themselves to lead lu physical sports.
Once tho men are on the sea condi
tions arc such that the syBtem of ex
Trines ran not bo kept up. The et-
Uolv devetoued muicles In
framework and vitals of these athlete
tend to degenerate when exercises ar.i
left off. Leading athletes become t"o
fat and actually lose strength from
the muscles going backward instead
of Btaylng at a standBtll!.
Auto Cxports Large.
About 20,000 automoblleB was the
export tecord of the 1'nlted States
durUig the six months of the present
year. With the accessories and pu.ru
this meani 112.000.000.
Wings, large and small (but mostly
small), have been made for late sum
mer and early fail millinery and the
j manufacturer has considered their
i ount!::g In nearly every case. The
base of the wing Is set In a little dish
of feathers or a raised band or some
other device that will adjust Itself to
the brim or crown of shapes. This Is
sewed to the hat and the wings spring
from It at all sorts of odd angles and
' . ' ,U"1L,UUB;
Among the prettiest wings are those
that show two colors, one on the upper
and a contrasting color on the under
side. That Is, the wing Is lined
with small feathers in a contrasting
color. Most of these two-toned wings
ra 1 n t' it i i o hd&H 1 "i ti -r v.Ivb, tut
! bans Qf thgy Qrm the on,y dec.
' oration and all that is needed.
Wide-brimmed shapes with small
wings poised on the brim edge or
j bedecked hat3 Some of the wlng8 ttre
Uke h butterflie8. The man.
The drawing pictures a handsome
blouse of sand-colored chiffon over taf
feta In a slightly deeper shade. A
cluster of small tucks on the shoul
der contributes a slight fullness to the
front and a vest of brown taffeta with
upper part of sand-colored taffeta give
an effective depth of tone to the color
scheme. There are tiny revers of col
ored shadow lace. Turning back
from either side of the vest opening is
a length of brown lace edging. Worn
with a handsome brown tailor made,
this waist would be most effective.
Length of Skirts.
Hems out!
Several Inches longer.
Away with chopped ones.
Two Inches and two and a half
Is the proper height from the
Some folkB may drop their ham
mers now.
Usually there is another up their
sleeve for the next change of fashion.
llelgh ho! but bus.vbodles cannct be
expected to aeglcct their Jobs.
New Hats Artistic.
The grotesque, and in reality "bad"
1 style of shape of hats worn in recent
years seems to have given place to
: artistic developments. Most of them
t are modifications of a past period, we
see the "Watteau" shape in different
sizes, with wreaths of flowers and rib
bons, or vibbon velvet streamers,
which Is such a sweet fashion for
the girls. l.urge hats of the Gains
borough ovJer are trimmed with one
long feather. Theso feathers are quite
as beautiful as the celebrated one
worn by the duchess of Devonshire at
U'o curouaUim of George IV.
4 i
f II SvW-y'v Cg I
ner of polslDg the wings in nearly
every case suggests a bird or butterfly
Just ready for flight, a matter of per
sonal arrangement.
Wings have come to stay for some
time As they are made now, they ax
for more durable than In past seasons.
The feathers are sewed to a founda
tion, and considering the time and ex
perience necessary to make them, 11
Is a wonder they can be sola . so
Next to the wing for street hats,
standing brushes promise to make th
best Impression. These are manufac
tured, also, with ornamental stem
mountings of feathers. They may be
sewed to the hat without the use of
an ornament of any kind. Neverthe
less small Cat bows and other bows
are often used with them. As th
season advances other ornaments may
Increase In favor, for they are new
and already well launched upon a re
Gown of Moonlight Blue Satin Some
thing of a Novelty In Sar
torial Affairs.
A beautiful gown for a recent occa
sion was made In a shade of moon
light blue satin of the softest con
sistency, known as peau de suede.
The gown opened over a petticoat of
the mousseline de sole, while on
side of the corsage was likewise of
the filmy fabric relieved with trim
mings of dull gold
Another gown for the same occa
sion was in a supple and beautiful
gold tissue shot with flageolet green.
The front of the gowa was draped
with a spoon-shaped panel of flower
patterned Brussels lace, relied with,
a shadowy drapery of flageolet greea
tulle Illusion, while the tissue was
left uncovered at the back. The cor
sage Itself was hidden under a soft
fichu drapery of Brussels lace, show
ing a little gathered tucker of pur
white chiffon, while over it was the,
same soft shadow veiling of green
tulle Illusion, tho drapery entirely hid
ing the sleeves.
Lounge Pillow Cover.
New In lounge pillow covers Is a
square of huckaback toweling In nat
ural linen Bhade. Its entire surface Is
decorated with a bold design In purple
clematis done with coarse silk floss,
the background being afterward filled
hi with pale green linen thread run In
darning etltch. The back of the cover
is of silk in a shade matching the cle
matis floss and the heavy cordage
which finishes the seams of the four
sides. Equally charming 1 a cover of
white Irish linen. This Is embroidered
in a conventional lotus design with an
Oriental mixture of colors In wash
able BoBses and done in a long, heavy
stitch. The back Is of the plain Irish
linen and Its only trimming Is the scal
loped button-hole edging worked with
dull red floss and matching the finish
of the embroidered Bide of the cover.
Good Form in Drete.
Few women know how to put on
their clothes. This sounds like a very
startling statement, but let us stop
and think over the matter quietly.
How frequently we see women with
dainty, well mad ml even well-cut
clothes, and yet how few ap predate
the beauty of the garment, aud vhy?
Because the blouse is not pulled down
J tightly at the waist line and fastened
In place cither by hooks and loops or
safety plus. Then, too, the collar 1h
probably not carefully boned so tha'
It will fit the neck snugly. Each
woman should study the shape of ho
own neck (not some one else's) and
find Just where the boutts must be
pliioed to order to make the collar Ct

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