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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 15, 1916)
FOUGHT III MIDAIR
EXPERIENCE OF 8TEEPLEJACK
WITH CRAZY COMRADE.
Worker Telia of tha Tims When Dan
O'Brien Hid in Impulse to Jump
and How Narrowly a Trag
edy Waa Averted.
"Did you ever have an impulse t;
jump off a steeple?" I questioned, re
calling tho sensutlon of iiiiuiy people Id
looking down even from o housetop.
"I've kept pretty free from that,"
Mild he; "hut there's no douht climbing
steeples does tell on a man's nerves,
Now, there was Dun O'lirlcnj he hull
an Impulse to Jump off a steeple one
day, and a strong Impulse, too, He
went mad on ono of the fullest spires
In Cincinnati ; right at the trop of It."
"Yes, sir, raving mod, and I was by
him when It huppened. I forgot wheth
er the church wus Baptist or Presbyte
rlun, but I know It stood on Sixth
street, near Vine, and there was a big
hand on top of the steeple, the fore
finger pointing to hcuven.
"We were putting fresh gliding on
this hand. I was working on the
thumb side and O'Brien on the little
finger side, both of us standing on tiny
stagings about tho size of a chulr-scnt,
and both of us made fust to the steeple
by lifelines under our arms. That's un
ulisolute rule In climbing steeples
never to do the smallest thing unless
you're secured by a lifeline.
"It was coming on dark, and I was
hurrying to get the gold leuf on, be
cuuse we'd given the hand a fresh coat
of sizing that would be dry before
morning. We hadn't spoken for some
time, when suddenly I heard a laugh
from O'Brien's side thnt sent a shiver
down my spine. . Did you ever hear a
crazy man luugh? Well, If ever you
do, you'll remember It. I looked nt
him, and saw by his face that some
thing was wrong.
"'What are you doing?' said I.
"lie answered very polite and steady
like, but his tone wus queer. 'I'm try
ing to figure out how long it would
take a man to get down If he went the
"I thought I hud better keep him In
a good humor, so I said: 'I'll tell you
what, Don, you brace up and get this
gold on, and then we'll race to the
ground in our saddles.
"'That's a fair idea,' said he In a
shrill voice, 'but I've got a better one.
We'll race down without any saddles;
yes, sir, without any Hues, without a
"'Don't be a fool, Dan. What you
want to do Is to get that gold on
quick.' I tried to speak sharp.
"'No, sir; I'm going to jump, and so
"I caught his eye Just then and saw
It wasn't any time to bother about gold
leaf. I reached up and eused the hitch
of my Hue around the hand so I could
swing toward him. I knew if I once
got my grip on him he wouldn't make
nny more trouble. But I'd never had
a crazy man to deal with, and I didn't
realize how tricky and quick they are.
While I was working around to his
side and thinking he didn't notice It,
he was laying for me out of tho cor
ner of his eye, and the first thing I
knew he had me by the throat and
everything was turning black. I let
go of the line and dropped buck on my
saddle-board helpless;, and If it hadn't
been for Mind luck I guess the people
down below would have got their
money's worth In about a minute. But
my hand struck on the toolbox us he
pressed me back, and I had Just
strength enough left to shut my fingers
on the first tool I touched and strike lit
him with it. The tool happened to be
a monkey-wrench, and when n man
gets a clip on the hend with a thing
like that he's pretty apt to keep still
for a while. And that's what
O'Brien did. lie keeled over und lay
there, and I did, too, until my hend got
steady. Even then I guess we'd both
have fallen if It hadn't been for the
What the Sign Says.
An unusual way of asking golfers
for their co-operation In keeping their
course In good condition mid in re
fraining from undesirable practice la
employed by a Cincinnati golf club,
which has placed a large sign beneath
the bulletin hoard on the first tee of
the course, according to Popular Me
chanics mugiutue. It reads: "Treat
the course us though you loved It.1
Every player is sure to see the request
before starting over the links. A
similar sign has been put up at the
Aeroplanee Meet In Air.
One of the most remarkable ocel
dents In the history of aviation is re
ported from the cattle front. Two
French flying machines, each contain
ing a pilot and observer, were seen to
meet as If attacking, "lock horns," and
plunge downward together. For six
thousand feet they fell, performing
all manner of gyrations, while the
spectators watched horrified. The ma
chines finally landed In the top of a
tree and the four men were taken
How We Waste Wood.
There are more than 48,000 snw
mllls in tho United States, and their
output of waste In the form of saw
dust, shavings, slabs and other wood
refuse is estimated at 80,000,000 cords
a year enough to fill a bin one-hnlf
mile high with a base covering a
forty-acre lot, or to make a solid
block more than a quarter of a mile
on each edje. Literary Digest
REASONS FOR GROWING OLD.
Men of Research Have Been Unable
to Agree aa to Why the Human
To the question. "Why do we grow
old?" many answers have been given,
MoiNcnniknti suggested, that we are
poisoned by the ubsorptlon of the pn
ducts of bacterlul uctlvlty In the large
Intestine, for this brings about hard
enlng of the walls of the arteries und
ulso corrupts our bodyguurd of
wunderlng umoebold cells so that they
become traitors, turning upon the.
cells of the central nervous system,
Others have suggested other modes
of autointoxication. To some It has
Boerned enough to refer to wear and
tear of hard-worker organs like brain
und heart, liver and kidneys, for u
chain Is no stronger than its weak
est link. Others have referred to the
waning uetrtty of the all-Important
organs of internal secretion, und
others to the lmportunt fact that there
Is no multiplication or replacement of
the cells of our central nervous sys
tem after a very early date In our life.
It may be pointed out, however, that
most, if not all, of tho theories breuk
down becuuse they do not admit of
all-round application. Thus it is
plain that many nnlmals that are not
troubled with a large Intestine never
theless grow old. Furthermore, thu
theories seize on symptoms: rather
than on causes, for while it is good
sense to refer to wear and tear, the
question urlses why all animals do not
exhibit the perfect recuperation to
which some nt least have attained.
Prof. Child, of Chicago, has been
working for lfi years or more with
simple creatures called Planarlan
worms. One of the features of their
life which he brought to light Is their
capacity for periodically becoming
young ugaln. Thus It often happens
that a Planarlan separates off the
posterior third or quarter of its body,
which speedily grows into a whole,
while the diminished original heals
Itself and grows a new tail. When
a Plunnrlau is starved it can continue
living on lis own resources for sev
eral months. Its cells become smaller
und they ulso boeomo fewer, but life
Is not surrendered. Such fucts have led
Prof. Child to a survey of the animal
kingdom, the result of which Is to
show that there Is a much wider oc
currence of rejuvenescence than has
been hitherto realized. It occurs
especially in connection with vege
tative multiplication, nut there are
other occiislons in which the creature
becomes younger in whole or in part
by lying low for a season. Perhaps
this mny be part of the value of pro
cesses of dying back and rearrange
ment which occur in winter In some
animals and In ninny plants.
This mouth's number of La Revue
describes a new method of transfusion
of blood, an operation often necessary
under conditions which do not always
allow certain precautions to be tnken.
The method is due to Prof. Luis
Agote, an Argentine surgeon, and su-
cessful experiments have been mude
before the rector of the Swboune, the
dean of the faculty of medicine, and
several professors and doctors.
Blood Is taken from the bend of the
elbow of the subject willing to lend
his aid and collected In a receptacle
which contains a solution of neutral
cltrute of soda, prepared in the pro
portion of one gram of salt for 100
grams of blood. This mixture pre
vents the blood from coagulating,
without destroying Its vital proper
ties, and as the citrate employed is in
offensive to the organism It can be in
jected into tho forearm without dan
ger, thus obviating the chief draw
backs to tho transfusion us generally
The receptacle for the blood drawn
Is a graduated glass with double tub
ing and has a large enough opening to
allow the blood to fall directly into
It. The end Is pointed to allow the
tube for Injection to collect the maxi
mum of blood without allowing air to
enter. From three to five grams of so
lution ure placed in it, a suillelent
quantity for IKK) grams of blood. rurls
Correspondence to New York Sun.
Investigating New Srum.
Scientists In the Johns Hopkins uni
versity ure experimenting with a new
ly discovered serum which they believe
will eventually lie able to restore a
person to life after asphyxiation or
drowning. The experiments performed
upon animals in a number of Instances
restored them to life after they had
been to all appearances dead for sev
eral hours. A few days ago an ani
mal was brought back to life four
hours after its upparent death by the
injection of this serum. In this case,
however, the aulmal died shortly utter
ward from blood pressure. It is be
lieved that this tendency can be oveV
came and the new serum utilized in
the resuscitation of human beings who
would otherwise "die" permanently.
Electric Lamps In Verdun Fighting.
According to a special correspondent
of the New York Times, electric pocket
lumps have played an Important role
In at least one engagement around Ver
dun, namely, the retaking of the IIuu
dromont quarries by the French, of
which he says In part : "Underground
In the quarries the darkness was abso
lute save when bursting grenades
showed brief visions of carnage and
terror. Friend often grappled friend,
until the French adopted the plan of
fastening uu electric pocket lamp to
the tunic button. The light gave the
Germans a better mark, but enabled
the French to rally together and sweep
the foe buck In the final rush en
Plenty of Fresh Air and Pure Water
Will Keep the Doctor Away
By DR. R. H. BISHOP, JR.
ConunitiioMf of Health, CUmlud, Ohio
If everyone would drink as
breathe as much fresh air as they
think about a doctor.
Air is the first necessity of life. It is more important than good
food it is even more important than water. We can live days without
food, s considerable time without
more than a few minutes.
Air that is good for breathing
motion and the proper degroo of
most people. Yet a gentle draft is
Colds do not come from drafts.
disease and are caused by germs. Of
some portion of the body so much as
but as a general rule air currents do
The proper way to get good ventilation in a house is to have a cross
current of air. To do this you must
an open window or door on the opposite side of the room for the used air
to go out by.
When this is not practical, circulation of air can be secured by having
a window open both top and bottom.
Stagnant air is almost as bad
obtain this natural motion of air, artificial means should be employed.
Electric fans are good. Iland fans help. American men could well adopt
the custom of the Jap, who goes to his business with a fan in his hand.
In this country there are 35,000 deaths annually from typhoid
fever most of the cases being caused
In European cities where for many years especial care has been taken
to provide safe water supplies, the annual death rate from typhoid fever
seldom exceeds 10 per 100,000 people, while often the rates are lower than
5 per 100,000.
The water we drink should be
from an excessive amount of minerals.
Movie star who recently has built
a magnificent country home near New
York, out of some of her earnings on
the silent stage.
All Around the World.
It is estimated that nearly 70.000.000
wild animals are killed yearly for the
sake of their fur.
Electrical machinery hns been In-
stalled in the world's richest Iron mine,
which is In Lnpluud.
T. E. Wilson, once an oftlce hov.
now draws $200,000 a year as head of
a New York corporation.
A calculator that shows the monev
vnlues of one country In the terms of
several others and applies the values
to various welirhts and measures hns
been invented by an Englishman.
The records of the Anierirnn cnn.
sulate at Grenoble, France, show ship
ments of women's gloves to the United
States durlna 1915 to the value nt
$1,108,819, compared with $1,875,185 in
According to a French scientist ill.
gestion proceeds more swiftly when
persons are recumbent than when erect
because In the process of evolution the
stomach lias not advanced as rapid
ly as other organs.
Americans in Shanghai. Chlnn. nre
planning to form un Americun Country
club. As there are 1,500 members of
the American colony It is expected that
the venture will be successful. Shnnir.
hal Americans already have a chamber
of commerce, an Association for China,
a bar association, a volunteer com
pany, university club, women's club,
and other organizations.
Making Photograph on a Leaf.
A photograph on a leaf is an Inter
esting curiosity' easily made as fol
lows, from the Scientific American:
Fasten a negative with strong con
trasts to a very smooth, thin, hairless
growing leaf such as the Indian
cress, scarlet runner or nasturtium.
and leave it exposed to strong sun
light for several hours. Then cut the
leaf from the plant, steep it in boiling
water for half a minute, then Immerse
It In warm 80 per cent alcohol. After
a little time the leaf, now white. Is Im
mersed In a dilute tincture of Iodine,
The result is a positive photograph,
often of surprising sharpness.
much pure water as they ought and
think they do, no one would have to
water, but we cannot do without air
purposes should be fresh, cool, have
humidity. Drafts signify danger to
one of man's best friends.
They are various forms of catarrhal
course too strong a draft will chill
to lower its resistance to these germs,
more good than harm.
have an entrance for fresh air and
as no air at all. If impossible to
by infected drinking water.
wholesome, absolutely clean, and free
Sudden fright and excitement at
once tells on the egg crop. Never
allow strange dogs about where the
Don't relax the care of the chicks.
They will become inactive and dis
eased. Market the broilers and all the roost
ers that you don't want to keep for
Uniform products command the best
prices. Purebred fowls produce uni
When selling the eggs to the coun
try merchant or cash buyer, Insist that
the transaction be on a quality basis.
After one lot of chickens is re
moved from the brooder house, clean
thoroughly and spray with a disin
fectant. Clean up the Incubator; use a good
disinfectant; empty the oil and throw
the wick away. Allow the machine to
dry thoroughly before closing the
door up tight.
Regularity of feeding means much.
Those who feed spasmodlcnlly are
likely either to Injure the fowls by
overfeeding or not give enough, per
hnps both. The birds should have their
Eggs are easily affected by bad
odors. Do not keep In a musty grain
bin, or In the vegetable cellar, or
where they can absorb the odors of
kerosene and gasoline.
Marketing must be dune ut the right
time and in the right manner. This
is very important for it will be the
final test of profitable poultry raising.
There should be method in marketing.
Not only should feeding be regular,
but the quantitiy should be ample. It
would be waste of feed to give too
much, but enougli should be given and
Just enough. Surely this requires
Method has much to do with poul
try raising even where farmers have
small flocks. Just as method is re
sponsible for much iu general farm
ing so is it Important in raising poul
try. Things You May Not Knew.
The fishermen of the Gold coast of
Africa devote each Tuesday to the sea
god, doing no fishing, but utilizing the
time to mend their nets.
Sugar Is extracted from 16 varieties
of palms which grow in Ceylon.
Under normal conditions, France
makes 26.000,000 pairs of gloves per
Pearls are steudlly increasing in
value ; they are now worth three times
as much as they were ten years ago.
The two-edged weapons are found
among the earlier specimens of Jap
anese metal working.
Biblical mention is made of 19
different precious stones, 0 metals, 104
trees and plants, 35 animals, 39 birds,
6 fishes, 11 reptiles, 0 insects and
other small creatures.
A rifle ball covers 1,200 yards in two
The divers boots weigh 20 pounds
each and the helmet 40. In addition he
Is otherwise weighted.
It Is said thnt a lion will not attack
a trainer who has perfumed himself
Milk Is sold in bricks In Siberia.
London's Inhabitants include 417.000
The first lighthouse on the conti
nent was built In 1715. at the entrance
of Boston harbor, by the province of
Massachusetts, and was supported by
light dues on all incoming and outgo
ing vessels, except coasters. Several
other lighthouses were built hv th.
BEEF SERVED WITH MACARONI
Nutrltloua and Appetizing Dleh That
May Be Prepared at Compara
tively Small Cost
Two pounds of shunk (or any pre
ferred cut), llave suueepun very hot,
fry out a piece of fat or greaHe bot
torn with butter, cut up meat and
place In pun, allowing to fry until
seured on every side. Suit ond pep-
per, dredge with flour, pour on boiling
water to Just cover meat, cover close
ly and simmer slowly until nearly
done. Do not add more wuter unless
there is danger of going dry for' you
only want enough for gruvy and not a
stew. Twenty minutes before serving
pure potutoes and odd whole with
small pieces of onions, At the same
time put macaroni to cook In rapidly
boiling water and allow to boll 13 in In
utes, stirring often with a fork so us
not to breuk, then drain and add to
meat. Cook all together until pota
toes are done; take out thick part on
deep pluttcr, thicken gravy with tuble
spoonful of flour dissolved with little
cold water, beut very smooth, then
pour contents In platter und serve
very hot. Dumplings cnn be added,
but we never eut them. We like It
made of round steak, but cheaper cuts
are just as good, and really It is a
delicious dish. Boston Globe.
GOOD THINGS TO KNOW
When Ironing tuble linen, iron with
the selvage and not across the gruin.
To cleun bamboo furnture use u
brush dipped in wurrn wuter und salt.
The salt prevents the bamboo from
Salt rubbed on tea cups will remove
tea stains, and discoloration on crock
ery or china will respond to the same
To clean collars apply benzine and
after an hour or more, when the
grease hus become softened, rub It or
remove with soapsuds.
A little clear coffee can be added to
starch for tan or cream materials,
and this Is better than pure white
starch in many colored things.
For black garments black starch Is
sold that Is quite satisfactory. White
starch is almost sure to give unsatis
factory results on black material.
Iron saucepans should be cleaned as
soon as possible after use, and If any
thing greasy has been boiled in them
put In some soda and boll up.
To Whip Condensed Milk.
Place one cun of condensed milk In
water and heat to boiling. Remove
promptly and thoroughly chill by plac
ing the can on ice. When cool, open
the can and pour the milk, the entire
contents of a small cnn or half the con
tents of a large one, into a chilled bowl,
placed In another bowl filled with
cracked Ice. After the milk has be
come thoroughly chilled whip In the
regular way with an ordinary egg beat
er for five minutes. Sweeten and fla
vor If desired. Keep it on ice until
served. Condensed milk will whip
without heating, but there are better
results when following the above di
rections. 6uet Pudding With Sterling Sauce.
One cupful finely chopped suet, one
cupful molasses, one cupful milk, three
cupfuls flour, one teaspoonful soda,
one and a half teaspoonfuls salt, one-
half teaspoonful each ginger, cloves,
nutmeg and one teaspoonful cinna
mon. Mix and sift dry ingredients;
add molasses and milk to suet; com
bine mixtures. Turn into buttered
moid, aover and steam three hours,
Serve with sterling sauce. Raisins
and currants muy be added.
Sterling Sauce half cupful butter,
one cupful brown sugar, one teaspoon
ful vanilla, four tablespoonfuls cream
or milk. Cream the butter, add sugar
gradually and milk and flavoring drop
by drop to prevent separation.
Creole French Dressing.
Four tablespoonfuls of the best
olive oil, one tnblespoouful of vine
gar, one teaspoonful of dry mustard,
yolk of one hard-bolied egg, salt and
pepper to taste. Rub the oil Into the
mustard, a drop at a time, until mus
tard is moistened und smooth, then
nlternate the oil and vinegar until all
is in. When smooth add the hard
boiled egg, salt and pepper to taste.
nd beat well. If the oil seems to sep
arate, a few drops more of vinegar
and a hard beating will make it smooth
Here is a good way to use cold
tongue, even If there Is only an end
left that is too small to slice: Cut
the cold tongue into small dice. Now
put two tablespoonfuls of butter Into
a saucepan and let it melt slowly. Add
the same amount of flour, salt, pepper,
and the Juice of half a lemon. Add a
cupful of strained tomato pulp. Sim
mer slowly for ten minutes. Strain,
then return to the saucepan, lay In
the tongue, and let It stand where It
will keep hot without boiling for five
minutes. Serve In a hot platter.
Homemade Cork Cleaner.
When cleaning steel knives I have
found that a cork Is much better than
a cloth for rubbing on the soap or
scouring powder. It cleans the knives
quickly and at the same time polishes
them. A cork from an olive bottle is
the best. Exchange.
Mix fine qunlity prunes, steamed,
stoned and cut In pieces, with shred
ded nuts pecans, walnuts or almonds.
Serve on lettuce with a cream mayon
naise In which Is mixed a little celery,
very finely minced, or run through tha
finest cutter of the meat grinder.
PROTECT CORN FIELDS!
Plow Land in Midsummer to Era
Vegetation 8ultable for Mothi to Lay
Eggs Upon la Removed Pastur.
Ing Hoge on Infested Land Is
Good Practise. '
Land to be planted to corn the fol
lowing spring, especially such land us
has laid In grass for a considerable
thne and Is likely to contain cut
worms, should be plowed In midsum
mer or enrly full about the time the
eggs are luld, or better, before the
eggs are laid, for then vegetation
which Is suitable for the moths to lay
their eggs upon Is removed. The
enrller the preceding yeur grasslands
to be planted to corn are plowed, the
less will be the probability that the
cutworm moths will have laid their
eggs thereon, and the less, consequent
ly, will be the dunger of Injury by cut
worms the following yenr.
Late fall and winter plowing of
grusslunds, although not as effective
Variegated Cutworm a, Moth; b, Nor-
mal Form of Caterpillar, Side View;
e, Same In Curved Position; d, Dark
Form, View of Back; e, Greatly En
larged Egg, Seen From Side; f, Egg
Mass on Twig.
ns early plowing, will destroy many of
tne niDernatlng cutworms, as well as
such other important corn nests na
white grubs, and should be practiced
when earlier plowing Is Impracticable.
Pasturing hogs upon land supposed
to be hurbor cutworms Is a beneficial
practice, as these animals root up and
devour insects of many kinds, includ
ing cutworms, in large numbers. Farm
poultry, if trained to follow the plow,
will prove of Inestimable value.
When cutworms are found to -be
abundant on corn land, the use of the
poisoned bait is recommended. This
may be prepared as follows: Mix fiO
pounds of wheat bran, 2 pounds of
pans green, and 6 finely chopped or
anges or lemons. Then brine the whol
mixture to the consistency of a stiff
dough by the addition of a cheap mo
lasses, such as is used In cattle rations.
adding water when necessary. Dls-
triDute this bait over the Infested field
in small lumps, taklns enre to snrlnkl
it sparingly around each hill. In ense
Dran cannot be readily obtained, mid
dlings or alfalfa meal mnv he
Frequently cutworms mlm-nte tn
cultivated fields from ndjolnlng grass
land, and in such cases the crops cnn
be protected by running a narrow
band of the poisoned bait around the
edge of the field or along the side
nearest the source of infestutlon.
IMPROVEMENT ON A TRACTOR
Joilet Manufacturer Granted Patent on
Steering Mechanism Draw-Bar
Pivoted to Rear.
Patents were recently granted a Jo
ilet, 111., manufacturer on an improve
ment in the steering mechanism. A
draw-bar Is pivoted to the rear portion
of the tractor to swing about a ver
tical pivot, this draw-bar having a
renrwurdly extending part in combina
tion with the drive wheel and steering
wheel. Farming Business.
ACTIVE FEEDING TREE ROOTS
Does Not Do Much Good to Pour Wa
ter Around Stem Distribute It
Around Under Branches.
(By W. C. PALMER, North Dakota Ag
The active feedlne roots of tree nr
not near the trunk, but out on the very
enus or the new roots.
In watering a tree it does not do
much good to just pour water around
Distribute it from the trunk out as
far as the branches reach.
GET INFORMATION ON SPRAYS
When In Doubt Write to State Experl.
ment Station or Department of
Agriculture at Washington.
If you are not perfectly sure thnt
you know Just when and how tha
spraying should be done, write imme
diately to your state experiment sta
tion, or the department of agriculture,
v asnington, ana ask lor Information,
It will be furnished In printed form,
free of charge, and very nlnlnl
stated. Don't put It off. Write todaj)