The Melstone Graphic (Melstone, Mont.) 1911-191?, December 27, 1912, Image 1

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; I A , Jet tent VOL. IL—NO. 13. MELSTONE, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1912 PRICE 5 CENTS. PRAYER AND THE WEATHER ROMAN IN JUIRES Persistent Rains Cause Bishop of Chester to Revive an Old Question. London.—This is the month of the harvest festival, but as every crop in the country has been seriously damaged, if not ruined, by the Pax- sistent rains, it is not surprising that a bishop has raised the question of \Ought wo pray for fine weather?' In a letter to the rural deans of his diocese the bishop of Chester dis- cusses the appropriateness of harvest festivals In such a season, says a Lon- don letter. \The persistent rains which have damaged our crops,' says the bishop, \cannot but revive the old questions, 'In such a year is it wise to hold harvest festivals? Can we expect farmers to give special thanks when they have so little to be thankful for? With our greatly enlarged knowledge of meteorology, what reason or real- ity is there in praying for changes of weather?\ He suggests that there is sounder piety in accepting submissively sun- shine and rain, even when they seem unreasonable and excessive. The pe. Altion, \Give us this day our daily bread,\ necessarily involves prayer for seasonable weather, and yoctor Jayne submits that \the thing most needful is habitual prayer for seasonable weather\ Ile main- tains that people should be slow in asking for changes of weather, as we can see but a little way ahead, and weather that now looks disastrous may In the long run assume a kind. her aspect. He finds comfort in the thought that \through the friendly commerce of nations the harvests of the world are ours,' and that \ the price of food, though it may rise, will not rise to famine heights, as it would if we were dependent upon our own resources alone.\ This part of the blahop's let- ter is being widely quoted as an argument for \free trade.\ WILL HAVE A CUPID PARLOR ----- Just One of the.Men'y Atteactioasitie- 'Signed for Young Folks by Deaconess. }Senses City. -- Deaconess Anne Mulch has enlisted to lead a winter's campaign on behalf of Cupid and the Institutional cherrh here. She will have cozy corners, tete-a-tote seats, pianos and other conveniences for the little god. The Cupid plan is a part of the edu- Oatlonal work of the church of which the reading rooms are the main tea tore, and through which classes In al most every tine of education are form- ed. But in connection with this work there are to be social rooms and for- mal and Informal functions to which the girls who board near the church will be invited. The Cupid parlors are designed ea pecially for these girls because, as a rule, the entertaining facilities in their boarding houses are inadequate. Only one thing is lacking in this new plan and that is the young man to act as guide for the youths who are expected and needed to carry out the Cupid idea. \We can get the young women easily enough,\ says Miss hlutch. \but we need a young man to lead the way for the boys who are outside looking in.\ New York.—Walter Neale. presi- dent of the Neale Publishing commit), of this city, was arraigned In police tour , charged by Mrs. Elizabeth A. Meriwether, an aged author of St - Louis, with threatening to publish ad circulate a booklet containing criti- cism of her writings and reflections upon her literary ability. Mrs. Merl- wether is eighty-nine years old, the widow of Col. Miner Moriwether, who was military aid to Jefferson Davis. • Mrs. Moriwether edited a collection of short stories of the Civil war pub- lished by the Neale campany. Her son. Lee Meriwether, a St. Louis law- yer, acting an her counsel. Stated that his mother paid the compeny WO to print tho book after Neale had pre- dicted it would be a big seller. Since that time Mrs Meriwether has and to recover the rights of the book. This suit was diamissed few days ago. While this action was pending. It is charged, Neale wrote her a threaten, ing Irti41-, &Oaring if she • - iitt:red one off. risive word - agliind the coin - early h e would print 50.0tio coittairitogr 'merlon/11v cernineet eitel clreeleie it ranora4 members of Het Slinited Coefericrree. Veterare. Dativie tars of tile Confeileratv, authere and prominent residents a 41.. LA1113.1. Mrs. Kerr Has Spent Many Years In South America. No Fear of Holdlle Natives—Has Col. faction of Many Specimens of Rare Tropical Birds and Animals for Museums and Exhibits. New York.—A woman must have two qualities to be a successful coati. rallst, writes a woman who knows what she is talking about, for she tells In the Housekeeper an extraordinary tale of feminine adventure. She must love nature and she must be without tear. \I can narrow my eyes along the steel -blue barrel of a gun. I can look without fear into the sullen face of a hostile native. Yet, also, these same eyes of mine bring me a message of pleasure when a gorgeous winged but- terfly flits across the still dark tangle of vines and creepers, \My own countrymen who have come down to this South American ooast have said to me: 'Mrs. Kerr, you must be the bravest woman in the world.' \1 do not know. There are the Mathilde hfoisants—they flirt with death in the clouds. There are the Annie Pecks—they court It over the edge of an abyss. But my work In the jungles of South America, collect- ing rare tropical birds for museums and private collectors, certainly does bring me face to face with many mi. sties of danger every day, never know which one of my ene- mies will claim me—savage boasts, al- ligators, hostile natives, possibly starvation, or the pestilent fever which reaches out greedy fingers from the dark swamps. Often I see no human being for three weeks at a time. Yet I am not afraid. And I love the Jun- gle. \My wants are simple—a gun, some poison, and any old thing to oat. I wear bloomers, a long shooting Jacket -with pooksfillirkylrh9re;And relba. her hat to protect me from the trop- ical rains, which sometimes amount almost to oloudbursts. My outfit con- sists of a small light bake oven, coffee pot, a pot for boiling, a tent, a fold- ing cot, and mosquito netting. \Sometimes I can get natives to help me, but often I am compelled to carry my outfit, for the Atrato negro Is very superstitious. Ile believes in evil spirits, Is afraid of tigers and al- ligators, and no money could hire hire to sleep In places whore I often spend weeks alone. Sometimes when there are savage benne about I climb into the treetops and spend the night with the monkeys for companions. One thing with which I have had to contend In this coutrry Is the hatred of the natives tot ( all Americans. \I start out with my gun over my shoulder from the quaint old city of Cartagena, where I make my head- quarters between hunting trips, take the Old road leading out from the city into the wilderness, and paddle up the Atrato river to where I have a little house built up on poles like the other native huts. For the Atrato river overflows its banks here for hun- dreds of miles, and as in Venice, we have to do most of our traveling by canoe. \As I push upstream in my little canoe past gorgeous flowering vines— which I know enough to leave alone, for death lurks in their glossy folds —under great gloomy overhanging trees, with immense vines trailing down to the water, a strange bird flies into the branches of a tree ahead of me. I paddle softly with my gaze fixed on the branches of the tree. The boat runs ashore. \There is a sudden splash, a terrific blow over the bow of the canoe which almost shivers it to pieces, and my gaze is suddenly brought dowh from the bird to a big alligator which has been asleep on the shore and which I did not notice. The alligator plunges into deep water and I am left lament• lag because the bird has taken fright and flown away \I don't meete the WO I make what fire In rnli- , •im perla , ve 11 , 1 tied skins. The rar•••• hi -d 1 lombia and tte r • ee. care is the p . A uteri cane), eve free -. •i' • •I ings of reel white, with a about the r: of ail bird recta human in: tense. N.11...••••••• TO REBUILD NOTED TEMPLE Scheme of Freemasons and Opinion* of Jews 9n Reconstructing Solomon's Edina*. London.—Tha . scheme of the Free, masons to relndld the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem has aroused much sentimental interest in Jewish quarters here, and much doubt is ex- pressed as to whether the project will over be realised. Some two years ago it was asi• flounced that Chester had decided to Iform a lodge of research to meet at 1 Jerusalem, and to be known as the 'Lodge of King Solomon's temple. Its members were to be drawn from all parts of the world, but in view of the unsettled state of affairs then prevailing in the Turkish empire the lodge was consecrated in the province of Chester, and met under the juris- diction of the grand lodge of Eng- land. At any time an announcement such as this could not have failed from Its very character to arouse the deep- est Interest throughout Jewry, wheth- er members of the craft or not, but coming as it has within hall of the solemn new year, when the thoughts of the Jewish people naturally revert to the past history, of their nation, it has struck a far. deeper note than it might otherwise have done. As to the intended uses of tho pro- jected temple, details are necessarily Incomplete, but however generous the financial support that has been placed at the disposal of the pro- moters of the scheme, however skill- ed the artificers, it will be difficult to convince the Jew that even modern arts and crafts can reproduce the stateliness and the splendor of the original temple, a splendor that is considered by some to have been ex- aggerated. - The scheme appears In one respect to anticipate the yearnings of tho pious Jew, who in his devotions prays daily for the restoration of Jerusalem, and Incidentally to the rebuilding of the temple: 1 I \0 dwell Ilik ik t i teitlat of Thy owl 0 1 Jerudasub.., he,1 bast spoken)! and speedily establish the Throne of David therein. 0 build it speedily in our days, a structure of everlasting frame.\ It would seem that after all this part of a nation's hope may be real- teed—but through an alien agency! The Question, moreover. hae been asked by Intelligent Gentiles whether the temple, if when constructed, would be retained by the Freemasons for their own use or handed over to the Jewish people \to enable them\ as one correspondent suggests, \to restart their ancient sacrifices and ritual.\ BEATING SAVES MAN'S LIFE Electrician Pronounced Dead by Phy- sicians to Restored by Ambulance Attendants After Getting Shock. San Francisco. Cal.—An hour's heroic treatment brought back signs of life here Into the body of Bert Edgar, an electrician, after he had been pronounced dead from a shook of 2,200 volts of electricity. Besides the shock, Edgar was suffering from a fractured skull, received when the electricity threw him from a platform ten feet above the cement floor of a basement of a downtown office build- ing When the accident happened a physician in the building pronounced Edgar dead. Herman Kresmayor and Adam Baker, ambulance attendants, decided, however, that the cessation of heart action was due to the terrific shock and might be restored. Baker and a patrolman ran Edgar's apparently lifeless body up and down the street. with the feet touching the pavement. while Kresmayer struck him about the chest and shoulders and all three shouted continuously Into his ears. After an hour of nearly continuous treatment of this sort, Interruptions being caused by well-meaning passers- by, who thought Edgar was being beaten‘up. Edgar showed signs of life and wait rushed to the hospital lie was found to have a good chance to teeoVer. New Haven, Conn.—Pasquale Val- enti. a laborer, struck his shovel Into a pc.wter pot containing Lee° piper a of Spanish silver coin known as Ogle reale The face value to the coins le Meta 61; cents each, but they were of dates brtWeen 1750 and 178'1. and some may be worth more to eollee tors. TO TEACH HYGIENICS Cleveland Schools Also Promote Physical Growth of Students. Includes the Study and Combating of Ocular DI orders among Pupils—Plan 1 WI In Re Scope. ... Cleveland.—\To teach children how to live ---to live happily, healthily and capably.\ In the opinion of Cleveland public school ofiloials this Is the fundamental thing under the educational system. And it is the object of extension work undertaken for this school term. The establishment of a new department of school hygiene and the extension of school social centers throughout the city are designed to accomplish the single result of teaching children how to grow mentally and physically In a way most interesting to the children the \What shall it profit a child to gain an education and lose his health?\ is tho question asked by Dr. E. A. Peter son, head of tho hygiene department, in urging parents to lend their en- couragement and active assistance. Within a few weeks soeJal center clubs will have been formed in every Cleveland public school. Mrs. Sarah W. Ilyre, principal of Brownell school, long a Cleveland teacher and Champ- ion of this work, took the lead by aiding the organization of three clubs for boys and girls to study civics. The building will be open at night to the clubs and the children's parents. Virtually the whole community about Browaell school will engage in the study of civics through the winter months. In the broad work for hygiene the increasing prevalence of ocular trouble in to be combatted through coopera- tion with every outside agency. \We have known for year, that oculir , trouble increasee • In achoole from the first to the eighth grades.\ said Doctor Peterson, \but' %thy it is, no one has ever explained. We wish ! to ntudy this trouble and correct it. We may find it is due to the wrong Color of paper or the size of type \Also smm will find out what causes nervous disorders among Peelle. We will make the boy and girl so inter- ested in the schoolroom that they will bit happiest there, because they will see that to live and study rightly will make thorn grow Into strong men and women\ The department of hygiene com- bines with the regular medical Inspec- tion Instruction in Reboot nursing, per- sonal nod public hygiene, physical training, recreation and school sanita- tion An elaborate outline of the work made by Doctor Peterson re- quires the fullest measures of co-op- eration from parents. Detection of communicable diseases and mental and physical defects and their correction are accomplished with the aid of the family physicini.. board of health. juvenile court, dis- pensaries and city charities. , By enlisting the medical Inspector In the treatment of minor cases and making follow-up calla at homes. pupils are given a chance to learn the fudamentals of nursing. Personal talks and demonstrations form an im- portant part of the !penults in hygiene. Lectures, visits to the home and printed matter are offered to enlighten boys and girls on this general sub- ject. Doctor Peterson emphasizes the im- portance of physical training in the school This first increases the vital- ity and endurance, but is not restricted to outdoor play. Children ere taught how to Nit and eland end - sulk in the schoolroom. Trained leaderahlp is provided for recreation. What the children learn at scheel ehote scheel sunitatIon is expecte(' to valwiLl. families hi their hi it tmi,,gtit tr. take rlivirorimeot • - fr t.' G. •• • 'I i.,-. BOr SAVES $200 FOR MAN Suggests a Simple Means of Escape AfterSombined Strengtti of Berry Steamer Dockhands Had Failed. San Francisco, Cal.—Soon before the ferry steamer San Francisco reached her slip, and before the for , ward sliding doors on the lower deck had been officially opened, a stout in. dividual slid one of the doors *wide and stepped through to the forward deck. The wind was blowing half a gale and when the stout man slid the door back into position the tails of his overcoat caught between the two doors. Other passengers, noting his plight, tried to open the doors so as to release the coat, but they refused to open. The boat entered the slip. The doors refused to budge for the big dockhand whose duty it was to open those doors and the ones on the other side. The passengers left by the other door, while the dockhand summoned his mates to help him open the obstinate door and release the trapped commuter. They pulled and they hauled. They Used crowbars and tackle, but the door refused to budge. A smelt crowd of the city -bound throng lin- gored to watch the fun. Passengers for the next trip to the Alameda shore were then released from the waiting room and in a few minute. there was a big crowd around the jammed door with offers of advice and assistance, jeers, comforting and more or less impertinent comment. \Great Caesar!\ screamed the pant. ing prisoner. \You meet release me. I have a most important engage- reent.\ \Doing the best we can, sir,\ said the mate. \The boat will start in a minute, and I guess well get you loose before we get back.\ \You must hold the boat here,\ In- sisted the prisoner. \I'd lose hun- dreds of dollars If I Made that trip back. Break down the door, pay for it.\ Then the \all aboard\ bell rang, and the man that lifts the appork stopped up to do his duty. 1 \I'll pay a htiedred dollars if you'll bold the boat!\ begged the victim. \Make It two hundred!\ \Nothing doing!\ The mate sig- naled to have the apron raised and the linprieoned commUter WW1 about to faint whim a small boy, one of those that had lingered to sue the fun, piped out: \Say. mister! Why don't you slip out of your coat? The company% take care of it for you!\ PARADISE FOR OLD PERSONS Recent Honors to Veterans by Czar of Russia Reveal Interest in Centenarians of Paris. Pa:ie.—Parisians have again dem- onstrated their love of the aged by the lively interest they have taken IA the personalities of the five men to whom the emperor 'of Russia 'gestat- ed medals at the centenary of tho battle of Borodino, or Moscovti. Ev- ery one of the recipients was a vet- eran soldier from that conflict, the oldest being 122 years of age. It was the same story some years ago when monuments wore erected on the battlefield of Waterloo. al. though in that case few of the vet- erans were 100 years old. In Parts itself the discovery of a man or woman who is 100 years old leads invariably to the organization of some sort of festivity in honor of , One who has seen so much history, made and unmade in his time. Every; Item about the aged persona's habits 1 is counted as of the utmost Intel - pall Does he smoke a pipe? Does he drink' white wino or red? Are vegetables 1 his diet, and does he Fleep out of doors. and bathe more than weekly and in cold ‘-veter? The etatistica of the city show that within the .walls are no fewer than fifteen perod- who have passed thstr hundredth kirthday and forty- eight who will do en Very linen Of perscns more tie -n ninety years oid tbef ere while el ocogeneriane the metroi.elis \: $•4-vca t V- Vee r 1.I*:. .11 01. 114 avcrirpbto brTT1'' _ - - - .? E. 1 v- ! 1 a 4 f• 44 a 1 „

The Melstone Graphic (Melstone, Mont.), 27 Dec. 1912, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn86075007/1912-12-27/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.