The Herald-Sentinel. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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CORDELL, OKLA., HERALD-SENTINEL
^ HE ANCIENT DISEA8E OF PO-
"They're having a great time down
In Abyssynia," said the photo-tele-
graph operator on tho New York re-
ceiving float of the F. C. & A. Aerial
Line, aa he came out of his dark-
cabinet and rubbed his eyes, red with
staring at the moving films of the
world's events that had been flashing
before him. "A fellow would think
this was the year 1912 instead of
"What are they doing down there?"
asked Captain MacManus, Master
"Oh, they've gone mad—the whole
nation," said the operator wearily.
"To look at the films you'd think
they were having a war, or a plague,
or a wholesale riot all over the coun-
try. They've Just held what they
call a convention. For three days
they've been marching around with
brass bands and banners and shout-
ing and talking, and doing everything
but declaring actual war on one an-
other. Today about twenty thousnnd
of (hem got Into a big hall and shouted
their beads off to decide on who they
were going to shout their heads off
for the next four months to come,
or until election time, .as they call It.
You'd think the way they went about
It thnt an invading fleet was hanging
over their heads threatening to spill
the Hertzian rays on them before sun-
down. And all in order to decide
on what name Is to go on their cam-
"It's & fright," continued the oper-
ator, removing from his ears the wire-
less sound-conductors that had caught
pr ]e£ MacQuodd-^,
"Yes," said the captain, "imagine
tlon. You see, politlcal-campaignitis
Isn't a real disease. It really isn't
anything. It never was, not even
back In the old days of 1912 when it
used to be so prevalent—before the
people got onto the Joke of it. Polit-
lcal-campalgnitl8 really is nothing
more than a state of mind, a halluci-
nation. The victim imagines that he
must get excited over a name printed
on banners, must quarrel with his
best friend about the merits of the
men whose names are on the ban-
ners, and otherwise behave like a
madman. It is Inspired by the agi-
tators who used to be known as pol-
iticians. Of course there Isn't any of
it left now in the civilized countries,
but what you've been seeing and hear-
ing from down In Abyssynia, where
they still refuse to turn their gov-
ernment over to an efficient General
Manager, is a pretty good Imitation
of what that same disease used to
do to this United States of America,
in the days of my youth, around the
The operator laughed easily. "Do
you mean to tell me that this en-
lightened country ever went into con-
vulsions like that?"
"I mean to tell you that, and it's
the truth," retorted the captain. "You
must remember, my lad, that back
in 1912 this country was still In the
ground and water age. It was not
until many years after, when Came-
rot's self-sustaining and self-balancing
float helped people to learn that It
was easier and cheaper to live in the
air than on land or water, that the
country really became enlightened.
Then, when living became easier, and
"What are you laughing at?" demanded the operator. "I tell you It's no
laughing matter to ait still and watch a whole nation get crasy this
the speech and noise of far-away
Abyssynia as they came over the
wireless telephone. "People aren't
paying any attention to business or
the other things that concern them.
They're fairly consumed by this In-
explicable excitement Abyssynia has
Captain MacManus leaned back and
"What are you laughing at?" de-
manded the operator. "I tell you it's
no laughing matter to sit still and
watch a whole nation go crazy this
"I laugh, my lad, because you take
me back to the days of my youth,"
chuckled the captain. "You make me
remember the days when most peo-
ple lived on the ground. You take
me back to the days when railroads
and steamships were trying to carry
.people and goods around on the
"Earth. That's why I laugh. But don't
worry. The uncivilized nation of Abys-
synia has not gone crazy—not per-
manently, at least It's Just suffering
from an old disease, a disease that
now afflicts only the few nations that
are still barbaric enough to follow
ithe old, discarded customs. The name
of the disease is—let me see; I be-
ilieve I've forgotten. Ah! I have it:
'Politics.' That's what's the matter
with Abyssynia; It's suffering from an
Attack of polltical-campaignitls."
"What's that?" asked the operator.
"A Joke." said Captain MacManus.
"Is it dangerous."
"Only to the bystander. He's likely
to get kicked in the fracas, as the
ancients used to say."
"What is the cause of It?"
over-crowded cities became a thing of
the past, people began to take them-
selves less seriously. They laughed
the politicians out of business, and
a sorry day it was for the latter,
too, because they couldn't do any-
thing useful in the world, and most
of them had to take up posing for
the moving pictures to earn a bar©
living. They were good at that-
posing. They'd been at it all their
"But before these things came to
pass this country was the worst ex-
ample of what the imaginary disease
of polltical-campaignitls could do to
a country that ever was knowu In the
history of the world. Every four
years the plague came down. You
have seen how they're behaving In
Abyssynia today. Well, that is a
picture of this country as it was, say
In the summer of 1912."
The operator mused, shaking his
"What caused these oubreaks?" he
"That, my lad, is something that
none of the great scientists who stud-
died it ever was able to discover.
But this is the way it could begin:
a bunch of usually sane citizens would
be sitting together, and all of a sud-
den one of thsm would happen to
look up at the calendar. 'Whoops,
my dear!' he'd yell. 'By the calen-
dar I see that next year is going to
-be the year when we've got to elect
another president Who shall it be?'
'Roosevelt,' one would say. 'None of
it* would come from a second. "Taft
Is the boy,' Taft your eye!' the third
would yell. 'Wilson! Wilson forever!'
Then all of a sudden they'd be yelling
back at one another, and from words
they'd come to blowa, and from blowi
to chairs, and then the man who ran
the place would have to come in and
tell them to get out and fight in the
street or he'd lose his license.
"Why they did it nobody ever was
able to tell. It wasn't anything that
concerned the average man. He had
to scramble just as hard to Bupport
his family no matter what happened.
But they'd go at it just as if it was
some of their business. After they'd
got thoroughly warmed up some one
of the tribe of agitators called pol-
iticians, who had been waiting tor
the right moment for some time,
would signal his calcium operator and
suddenly stand forth in the spot-
light. 'I hate to sacrifice myself, fel-
low citizens,' he'd Bay, 'but if you
Insist upon it—Here, boys, bring out
those hundred thousand lithographs
Yve had made of myself these last
"Then the common people, as they
were called then, would be touched
by the noble conduct of the man.
'Hooray!' they'd 6ay. Then the no-
ble gent would get some of his rich
friends to hire a hall and they'd have
what they called a convection. Then
was when you could see political-
campaignitis getting in its worst
licks. The minute the average citi-
zen entered a convention hall the
plague hit him behind the ear and
he was bereft of all sense and reason.
"A man would get up on he plat-
form, take a drink of water, and begin
to speak. Then the victims of the
disease would think that they ad to
do something queer. Most of them
would keep on talking, and ever so
often the plague would sweep over
hla audience and they'd go into con-
vulsions. When the speech was fin-
ished the people would think they
had to get up on chairs, throw their
hats and canes into the air and 'jurn
up a year's energy cheering their
heads off. Then somebody would get
nominated and the people would go
back to their Jobs and find that ..he
boss bad got somebody in their place
while they were away.
"It was a great game. It reached
Its climax in 1912. Ah! well, I remera-
ber how the people of this country
were running around that summer
actually worrying because there were
three parties in the field, and the
election of one was supposed to be I
important. Hah! 'Tls queer to look '
back on It now. There was Teddy
at one corner, Wilson at another, and '
Taft at the other. And the people
actually excited about it. You'd think j
It was something important, like the
invention of Tonnesen's Sun Ray j
Storage battery, or Mikaroff's Agrl- I
cultural Accelerator. Now you and I, I
lad, we know that the real trouble In
those days was because it was so !
hard for a lot of the people to keep j
warm in winter and get enough, food
the year around. That's why they I
had those obsolete words, 'want' and !
'suffering.' And you and I, lad, we j
know that when that Norwegian pro- I
fessor began to catch sun rays and |
store them for use in winter, and
when the old Russian finally hit upon
the ray that made five crops grow in
the time one had grown before, then
was when something important hap-
pened. But in those days they had
queer notions. Politics! Politics! How
strange It is to look back at it all!"
"Who got elected Jn that terrible
campaign of 1912?" asked the oper-
Captain MacManus looked down at
the city below and shook his head.
"I don't remember," said he.
(Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.)
WARFARE WAGED BY YOUTH
Dinner Gown in Brocade and Chiffon.
Youngster* Always In the Front Ranka
When the Dogs of War
Our own civil war was fought by
youngsters, gaining the physique of
maturity upon the weary march, com-
ing into their manhood upon the field
of battle. The youth of Russia and
Japan was drawn upon to settle the
dispute between the robbers of a third
nation's lands. Scarce half the sol-
diers of the Balkan allies, It is said,
had down upon their cheekB, and in
Mexico the guerrilla warfare Is car-
ried on by boys who in a more ad-
vanced country would be in school.
It is probably true that since the days
when entire nations made a profession
of fighting, lived by conquest, and
prospered by the loot they took, war
has been a duty assigned always to
If youth made war, there would be
less of gross Immorality about it. But
youth is only the pawns of the fight-
ing, only the creatures to be shot
down, to be exposed to privation and
disease, to be laid open to the sins
and temptations that trail In the wake
of armies. It has not always been
realized how little a part the fighters
of any war have with its contriving.
But that realization must come home
to n nation which takes account of the
loss of its virility through war, the
sacrifice of its adventurous spirit,
which in other directions might have
wrought quite wonderful things.
PerhapB in this new way we have
of looking at the rising generation as
the best asset of a country the world
will think more of the wastes of war,
more of the damage it does to itself.
Through that might come the unlver*
sal peace we pray for.
THREE views of a handsome dinner
or reception gown are made pos-
sible by the clever triplicate minor ar-
rangement, in front of which it was
posed. The straight skirt, with a
deml-train, is made of crepe having
raised velvet roseB and foliage scat-
tered over the surface. The roses are
very large and in a slightly darker
Bhade than the crepe.
The chiffon overdress and bodice re-
peat the color In the crepe. The un-
der bodice is of thin silk in a light
color. There Is a beaded girdle, nar-
row, and edged with the narrowest
border of fur. This tiny edge of dark
fur appears again on a small piece of
drapery made of the brocade, which is
posed on the bodice, extending from
under the arms at the belt to the be-
ginning of the bust
The neck of the bodice is slightly
pointed at the back, but 1b cut square
In front. It is shirred over the founda-
tion and is very simple. The short full
sleeves are set In and edged with a
narrow band of the brocade. A but-
terfly bow of ribbon is posed at the
front finished with silk pendents.
There la a frill of boxplalted mallne
about the neck of the bodice which
does not extend across the front Un-
der this is a lace edging which lies flat
to the neck all round and Is very at-
tractive and becoming.
Unlike many overdresses, which are
wired Into the lampshade effect, this
overdress Is drawn in at the bottom
with shirring thread. It BlopeB down
to a point at the middle of the back
and is finished with a narrow band of
satin ribbon tied in a simple bow at
the front with ends finished with pen-
dents like those on the bodice.
The undersleeve of the bodice Is fin-
ished with a band of lace like that in
the neck, and it is put on without full-
ness. There Is a crushed turn-back
cuff above the band of lace, made of
A novel feature In the bodice is the
Introduction of a narrow casing In the
mallne ruff which holds a tiny support-
ing wire. This is for the purpose of
holding the ruff in an upstanding posi-
tion away from the neck.
There is nothing Intricate or diffi-
cult in the shaping of this dinner
gown. The materials are not unusual,
and altogether it is one of the most
practical and graceful models which
Paris has furnished for the present
season. In spite of the curious and
sometimes freakish departures from
the conventional which one sees so
often pictured, it is the practical
gowns of this character which have
pleased discriminating women of fash-
Ion. There is plenty of distinction in
the wonderful materials and In the
use of color, not to mention tassels
and bead work, without resorting to
bizarre designs to get chic effects.
Pike's Peak Sinking.
Is Pike's Peak sinking?
The latest government survey. Just
announced, says the altitude of that
famous peak is only 14,100 feet above
sea level. Compared with its height
as given officially In the report of the
survey three years ago, which was
14,147 feet, the peak is thirty-eight
feet lower.—Denver Correspondence
New York Sun.
NEAT AND DURABLE
SERVING APRON IS
NOT HARD TO MAKE
A SERVING apron must be made to
stand weekly tubbing at least, and
aub6tantial materials are the only kind
worth making up. A good and not
▼ery sheer India linen is used in the
apron which appears in the illustra-
tion, and the lace is a strong cotton
weave with square mesh and figure.
The bib and apron are cut in one
piece, with the shoulder pieces cut
long enough to reach to the belt in the
back. The ties are long enough to
make a bow with Bhort ends.
After the apron has been cut out the
Insertion is basted to the right side.
Then ths fabric underneath it is split
and turned back. Over the raw edges
bias tape is basted and then machine-
stitched down. This covers the raw
edges and strengthens the apron. The
tape, showing through tho material,
and thn even rows of machine stitch-
ing which fasten It to place make an
additional ornamentation to the apron
Hems at the bottom and at the ends
of the ties look best when sewed by
hand, but few people feel like giving
so much time to a detail that is not
important. Careful, even machine
stitching Is decorative and quite good
A wide binding of the fabric is
placed on the apron at each side and
starts at the rows of Insertion. The
ties, which are made separately, are
sewed to this binding. All these details
of construction are planned to add
strength to the apron, because Its
freshness Is its best feature and that
meanB soap and water and rubbing
and Ironing many a time before the
apron begins to go to pieces.
There are quite a number of de-
signs for serving aprons. It Is best to
select one and stick to it. The exam-
ple here is large enough for any maid,
and Is as easy to launder as a hand-
kerchief. Four such aprons ought to
insure freshness In the maid's appear-
ance at all times.
For ladles who serve their guests,
smaller, more lacy and much more
elaborate aprons, ribbon-trimmed, in
fact much fussed up with bows and
furbelows, are made. Friends make
them for one another, and they are
dainty bits of finery. Such aprons are
usually made by hand. CroBS-barred
muslins and other sheer materials are
used for them, with val or cluny laces
In trimming. Little pockets are intro-
duced and many sprightly bows and
rosettes of gay ribbon. Pretty figured
voiles, white ground, covered with
scattered flowers, and figured lawns,
are fine for such aprons.
In the present day there are many
things needed to make the wardrobe
complete, and as fashions in these
items change with such rapidity it
means there must be a constant re-
newal of veils, collars and such like
if the appearance is to be kept en-
tirely up to date.
There have been many novelties in-
troduced this season, some of which
are both practical and pretty, others
again merely eccentric.
Being happy is the se-
cret of being well, look-
ing well and feeling
welL Start the New
Year right, by resolving
to assist the Stomach,
Liver and Bowels in
their daily workbyuseof
It tones, strengthens and
invigorates tho entire sys-
tem. Try a bottle today.
Immigration figures show that the |
population of Canada increased dur-
ing 1913, by the addition of 400,000*
new settlers from the United States
and Europe. Most of these have gone i
on farms in provinces of Manitoba, i
Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Lor* William Percy, an English Nobleman, <j
"The possibilities and opportunities offered I
by the Canadian West are so Infinitely J
greater than those which eiist in England,
that it teems absurd to think that poo pie J
should be impeded from coming to they
country where they can most easily
certainly improve their position.
New districts are being opened upy
which will make accessable a great
number of homesteads in
especially adapted to mixed farm-/
tog and grain raising.
For illustrated literature and,
reduced railway rates, apply tol
Supt. of ImmigraUon, Ottawa, I
Canada, or to
0. A. COOK
125 W. 9th Street
Kansas City, Mo>
Ouadiu OoTtrnmeiil Afaal
Little Johnnie had been naughty all
day. At last, to cap the climax, be-
slapped his small sister.
When father came home from the of-
fice the mother told him of his son's
"The next time you tease your sis-
ter you go to bed without dinner," the
father said sternly.
The kiddie sat In silence for a few
moments. Then all of a sudden he
turned to his father.
"The next time I want to hit sister
I'll wait till after dinner," he remarked.
GIRLS! GIRLS! TRY IT,
BEAUTIFY YOUR HAIR
Make It Thick, Glossy, Wavy, Luxur-
lant and Remove Dandruff—Real
Surprise for You.
Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluf-
fy, abundant and appears as soft, lus-
trous and beautiful aa a young girl's
after a "Danderine hair cleanse." Just
try this—moisten a cloth with a little
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
Btrand at a time. This will cleanse
the hair of dust, dirt and excessive oil
and in just a few moments you have
doubled the beauty of your hair.
Besides beautifying the hair at once,
Danderine dissolves every particle of
dandruff; cleanses, purifies and Invig-
orates the scalp, forever stopping itch-
ing and falling hair.
But what will please you most will
be after a few weeks' use when you
will actually see new hair—fine and
downy at first—yes—but really new
hair—growing all over the scalp. If
you care for pretty, soft hair and lots
of It, surely get a 25 cent bottle of
Knowlton's Danderine from any stora
and just try It. Adv.
"Ia he what you might call a police
captain at large?"
"No; he's only out on bail."
During the last year about ten per
cent, of all marriages were terminated
Can quickly be overcome by
—act surely and
gently on the
ness, and Indigestion. They do their duty.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRJC&
Genuine must bear Signature
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