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.• •• -.: ..v ••-''•. •'*• r -•. • - -•*• •\•-•/.\.A'fcl The Largest Circulation otTtny Paper^n Monroe County, Outside the City of Rochastur. VOL. XL, NO. •12. FATRPOKT, N. Y., THUBSBAY^ MABCH 18, 1920. TERMS: 'it.ZgVg, 0 -?, Si.50 PER YEAR art's Missionary to China - ' - _U -r • .. • - , . ..,,,.-• [ ' \ '-I— •••••— I. . \• I I ells of Contrasting Conditions In People of Japan and China i Wata ahieu, West China, ' Jan.-32, 1920. Dear Mr. Greene: We have jnst finished the most soenio part.of onr journey, namely, the trip through the Yangtse Gorges. High ragged limestone aliffs rising some- times perpendioularly from the water's edge and sometimes crowned ' with -pugudaa - HYrd~B od d til a t^en^les7~gTv¥ -thoBO gorges a grai ' enza and bronchial pneumonia. In this way we were enable to get a bet- ter insight into conditions in Japan than would otherwise have been pos- i-* sible. There is no question that Japan is in many ways a very progressive coun- try • and that, there are many things to be admired about the Japanese.* They have universal education, while .^„^^QjfthljL.QMly» 1 abojit„ten per oenL_jQl, the people of Ohina have a common eohool eduoation. ' They ate clean and artistic, while one is impressed more by the lack of cleanliness in Ohina -thatrtjy-itSTJrBBBUCB: Durfug the past \all parts of the world, jucTucfing Eng few years Japan has grown rich by leaps and bounds, while Ohina has made herself poor Jby_continuous civil ware. In Ohina bauds of brigands terrorize large districts and hinder trade, while one is probably safer at night on the streets of Kobe or Tokio than on those of .Chicago or New York. There is no doubt that there is a militaristic party in Japan, whose aims are similar to those of the Kaiser df-Germany.—Other-parties are coun- teracting the influence of the militar- ists. At present only three millions of the Japanese have the right to vote, but a struggle for universal suffrage is being waged, which in the end must win. Labor uuionsare being or- ganized, and they are struggling for •an eiglit-hopr^day-oflabor.- reasonable The worst blot, possibly, on the gnod name \of Japan in China, JB the smuggling of large quantities of opium and morphine into Ohina. One of the passengers on our steamer was caught at Shanghai with a belt full of mor- phine. There are friends of China who be- lieve that ooutrol by a strong and pro- gressive foreign government would be tmrueetTihiug-fof—rhe MianiFKing- hisniight be—true if it were hot for a strong hatred on the part of the Chinese of any oontrol by a foreign ICE AND; SNOW CRUSH BUILDING I that have made them world-famous. Our 8tay_JB Japan was. .,prcrtx»uged -becauBeHaarrietr-our^abyr-haxl-inllTp-f^bvernmBntc—They would rather b~5 poorly governed by their own people than well governed by a foreign coun- try. There is a determined boyoott of Japanese goods all over China, because the Chinese believe that the Japanese have designs on a part if not all of China.' At Shanghai I happened to nieflt a Bolshevik who had just arrived from Siberia, to carry on the Bolshevik -Piapoganda.—Ha-saidJJiat.niany_would- freeze to death or starve in Siberia this winter, for there is little fuel, food or clothing. He said that large sums of money had been deposited in wages, mid \sftrr'nnn'dingH' fn the fan- tories that are morally and physically helpful. A friend in Japan said, ''The common people of Japan realize that there has been oruelty to the Koreans and many^ef them do not ap- prove, but they have no say in govern- mental affairs, although the time is coming when they will.\ We believe that if a strong Christian influence is exerted on the Japanese, they will be a blessing not only to Asia, but to the whole world. land and the United States, with which to carry on the Bolshevism propoganda. Bolshevism he said, has a world-wide program, and if it is successful there will be no separate nations, but one world-wide common- wealth. In Russia no one oan own over ten thousand dollars worth of goods or money. The Bolshevists hope to secure an alliance with the Ger- mans. Poland Is to be crushed by the Bolshevists next spring. We have -just—passed Kueifu, where we visited a missionary from Austra- lia. He Baid, \There is one thing that I oertaiuly admire about the United States, and that is what she has accomplished in the line of prohi- bition. If the American Anti-Saloon League workerB oould persuade the English to do -fche-samer-we-wnulri\hR ITALIAN SECTION HAND » STRUCK BY FAST-TRAIN AND INSTANTLY\KILLED Joseph Ohiobiuo, forty years old, a New York Central eeotiou hand living on High street, was struck by Train 33, ah eastbound fast- passenger train, about 10 o'olook SuTjday~\mWffin^g\ancl\ instantly killed. He was cleaning switches near Tower 20, about two miles east of the village. The snow was blowing a\nd evidently when the mail heard the train approaching, ho became confused aqd stepped in front of it. The body was- thrown-some distance, but waB~ .n.nt. mnnglpd,—The aroidant was seen- ;ii by the operator in the tower, who re : ported the accident. Mjv-C4i4«eM«e-4s-&utvivcd by-a-w4f<r- and several children. The severity of the winter In the Eitst is Indicated by this photograph. Weighted down by several thousand pounds of ice and .snow, the roof of a storage building In Cambridge, Mass., recently collapsed, completely demol- lshlng the structure. Luckily no-one was insj_de-\yj^e^^i^jaccident...PCcnTr.ed-'' . • --- v — * ;_ „ MATTERS OF HISTORY. Items Taken from the Mail One Year' Ago Today. Mrs. Mary Brooks receives word .that iier sou, J. Willard Brooks was cited for bravery under artillery firer Douglas Paokiug~ Co. building new plant in Cobourg, Ontario. Fairport Red Cross collecting cloth- ing for-dextitute refugees. ~~ Thermometer registers-62 degrees. •'• Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Prong celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary at their home near Stop G. SUICIDES INCREASE THROUGHOUT WORLD! Larger Ratio is Noticeable Since Sign- ing of Armistice with Germany. very glad, even if thB^iaW-befrn-oaH- ed 'puBsyfooters' by their enemies.'' Iu less than a mouth we will be in Suifu, our station. Word reached us at Shanghai requesting us to hurry along, as Mr. and Mrs. Adams will have to leave for the United States on account of illness soon after we arrive. That will leave us with a very heavy load of work to carry, but we will be glad to get under the load. Very troly yours, David C. Graham. WORK OF RED CROSS * LEAGUE INITIATED AT GENEVA CONFERENCE Child life throughout the world will be profoundly affected by the work initiated at the congress of the League of Red Cross societies held at Geneva, Switzerland, recently, said Henry P. Davison, chairman of^ the board of governors of the league, in discussing the meeting with the As- sooiated Press. In addition, the plaiiB for fighting tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases whioh have been con- sidered will greatly benefit the peo- ples of many lauds, he said. \This first general conference has been~8atisfao\tory said Mr. Davison. \Delegates from a IK over the world, vital and important people in their own.countries have.oome-to_kaow-.eaclv -dermined-the -morale-of-the-^^OQQ.OOO Some Plain Facts about the Railroads. Here are some plain facts about the condition of the railroads as they are relinquished by the government. The operating expenses.have been increased by 11,(500,000,000 a year, of which more than $100,000,000 is increased cost of labor. The governmeut has provided only half the required num- ber of new freight cars and engine's, and no new passenger oars, so that the owners must find the wherewithal to buy about $700,000,000 worth of equip- ment. Tho government has been un- able to maintain the road beds in as good condition as they'were when taken over, and the owners will have to dig around for probably ?300,00u,- 000 new capital to put the roadbeds in condition. Two years of political control of wages and working conditions has un- other and have gained a comprehensive view of what is being done, and what may be done. V'The program of the medical con-' ference held at Cannes, has become the oommon possession of the Red Cross societies of some twenty-seven countries. The oongress has agreed upon a campaign for child welfare which, iu our judgment, will pro- fonndly alfeot the hoalth and care ot — mothers throughout the world* I as- sume this plan for ohild welfare will becomo immediately effective every- where-whon once it begins to be ap- plied. ••One thing which has beetf grasped and whioh, I am sure, will have prac- tical results, is public hoalth nursing In oonneotiqn with industrial problems, school Hfo, tuberculosis, materiiity nhd.BOoial sorvioo. Thie oalliug will - bring out in women taking it up the . finest; qualities of • enthusiasm, intol- •' Jigohoo, devotion and forcefnlnoss. .' ; jV.The groat result of tho League of ~^Bd_arMs:^ciDtioA^ . perleiice gained auywhore will bo tho \i common property\ of every BOoiety. Tho y congress adoptod ; a plan of or- gahizatioif of national societies undor • the eliairmansh^ : »Walil^ i. cbitftajttee 6t the Ainerioan Red dross. employees, with the resulting lowered efficiency, and it will probably take several years to get the Nvorking foroea back to normal. Railroad rates were not increased sufficiently by the gov- ernment to meet the great increase in operating ooat, and a further consider- able inorease iu rates will bo necessary to make the roads self-sustaining. The government has passed this \buck\ to the private companies.—Phelps Oitf- zen. This plan provides for a broad popular membership and tho enrollment of the youth of every country under the ban- ner of the R*d Cross. \-Delegates to the congress onthu- aiaBtioallyrespondod to the appoaPof A. J. Balfour, president of ^ho conuoil of the League of Nations, to call npon the peoples of thei world; through thoir respective -Rod Cross societios, to-Bupply—doctors,—nurses—and—othor personnel, as well as foo<latnfTs \and othor materials, for the relief of eut- •feringjaud deatitote -peoplo throbgh- Mentioned Twenty Years Ago. Marriage of Miss Mable.I/ugrahaiii, daughter of Mrs. Maria Ingraham to William G. Miller of Maredou Oeuten Marriage of Miss Ethel Scott, \eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Soott( to Fred Rearwiu of Fillmore, at home\ ot bride's parents. ' • . • j .Mrs. A. B. Newman's Sunday HuhooV Why is it that newspaper editors j almost never commit suicide? Why is suicide commoner among lawyers than in any other profession? .Why, do hopeless ones select the summer and lovely weather rather than winter and its gloom when they decide to shuffle off this mortal coil?' Why do so many people turn on thegas-when it comes fciuje to quit? Perhaps this sounds like one of those ads. for a compendiumjof useless information, the kind of ad. that leads and lures the victim by nicking at his curiosity. Really, however, it para^ graphs just a few of the iutereBting tfacts, accumulated- -in— a perfeotly class of First Baptist ohuroh enjoy sleighride and oyster supper at home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Worthing. Deatli of Miss Mary Bell at her home on John street. HOMESPUN YARN. judentiflo and statistical way by an or- The of ganization with a unique mission, the Save-a-Life League, the society which tries to prevent suicide. Reports re- ceived irom all parts ot the country, including New York city with its 730 cases of suicide last year, reveal some amazing things. The society finds it a lameutable fact that since the end of the war, deaths from suicide have increased not only in this country, but in all parts of the world. It has been very no- ticeable ever since the armistice was sfgned. The number has doubled in Vienna, and in Russia, Germany and the Near East despair has driven tre- mendous numbers to end their own earthly existence. One of the curious facts is that suicide pacts between soldiers and their sweethearts have been very common. In some distress- ed countries last year miserable beings { killed themselves in company, as, when (eleven Coreaus tied themselves to- gether while in u boat and then jump- ed altogether into a river. In China, last year, there were 500,000 suicides. This oountry suffered o, 121 deaths from 6oioide, of whioh 3,212 were oasea of men and 1,909 cases of women. It is probable of course that there H. CLAUDE HARDY New Supervising Principal Fairport Schools. Mr. Hardy will begin his work here at the opening of school, next fall. . were many more suicides than these In a letter to the president of tho official figures suggest, sinco many Board of Education, he says : \I urn ' cases are never reported. The Savoa- thoroughlv oouviuced Fairport will Life League suggests, indeed, that be acceptable.—L-Uke-the location iin- .-aelt-destruotion-oases-iu-America-may mensely and the community impressed ' have amounted to as many as 20,000. me -most favorably when I visited it i More than 100 returned soldiers corn- last week. I shall come to you with mitted suioide aud many of them did a determination to givo you my very 'murder before they blotted out their best services. I shall bum all bridges ! own HveB.- Self-destruction is increas- behind me aud henceforth there shall ! ing among women, due, it is assumed, be no place quito as good as Fairport. to the increased part women are play- Nothing will be too good for the boys ing in the hard and fast life of the and girlfSthere or the community. I; world-—ib bneiness and politics. Some come as a booster and worker. \ years ago tho ratio was ono woman in Mr. Hardy was born at Glonwood, four suicides. Last year's figures —It-wtH-herp to matntntn—rrealth if- you ascertain what should be your proper weight and then hold to it. . Light wood work and, ljght-colored draperies give a room the appearance of being larger than it really is. Persons who have suffered from in- somnia Ifuve benefited by a glass of buttermilk at night; it is said to in- cluoe sleep. Don't use scouring powders on white enamel or porcelain sinks. Soap and water with a little kerosene will not hurt the~surTaceT Pans in which food has been burned may be cjeaused readily after they have been sprinkled with dry baking powder and allowed to stand for a while. A bicyole pump can be used for get- tingrid of lint and dust on those parte GENEVA AND ITHACA JOIN HANDS IN WORK Agricultural Experiment Station and College Affiliate for Benefit of Farm Interests. While maintaining present orgauiza- tion-and fnnct-ions.-au- affilialiQn-.be-- : tween the State College of Agriculture ' at Ithaca and the State Experiment Station at Geneva, makes possible an exchange of work and workers between the two; : : i'-\^£l m m .'-c^l 1 '-VM The college aud experiment Btatton have had much in common, though- ^he station at Geneva has been largely restricted to investigations, with some extension work. At Ithaca the college has engaged in teaching, extension and research. Both institutions have been in harmony and there \Iras been no unnecessary duplication between them. From now on certain workers at the College of Agriculture can use ma- terials, aud laboratories -at -Geneva-f- aud investigators at Geneva can make use of the facilities at Ithaca. With this closer relationship-there is lees likely to be any danger of over-lapping work, and there will be a better un- derstanding of the work in progress at the two institutions. -The-Cornell authorities-point- out- -^•'. m m of typewriters and Bewing machines 1 m that the farm interestw of tha-atata. which are not easily readied with a brush. Shoes will withstand the moisture of spring rains and thaws if they are coated with a warm mixture of equal parts of white pine tar, neatsfoot oil and beef tallow, melted together. Loosing Our Pep. The present generation is overeating without, however, recording an in- crease in energy aud activity. In fact, we have considerably less pep than our mothers and fathers had at our age. Such is the conclusion of the Paris Academy of Medioine, fol- lowing a detailed study of the subject by Prof. Charles T. Rechet. He shows that since 1832 the individual consumption of potatoes has beeu tri- pled and of meat doubled, and that people dfiuk six times as much coffee .as they _d.id eigbJy_-.eiRJit^y.ears ago. I _JThe Statistics of the Biological Society f ^\g a \sweet tooth, show that an increase in food con-i United States is t'.e great candy con- will gain by having the workerB at Geneva utilize so far as may be help- ful, the Cornell extension organiza- tion. By appointments made\ by the ad- ministrative bodies at Cornell and at Geneva, eight men at Geneva have been appointed to Cornell, and seven from Cornell have been appointed to the Geneva station. The change carries no additional costs to either institution or to the state, and there is no chnuge in the status of these men in their own in- stitutions. They will have privileges aud opportunities for service in the new institution to which they have been appointed. In this respect the affiliation brings direct gain to both institutions without cost to either. -?e| I '£?•• Everybody Likes Sweets. whole world appears to be get- I Of course the •Mi ; snming as well sumption is never accompanied by anj SUUJ,UK ,,:1 * >e \ as ^'0 caudy-produo- increase in production. j in K nntinT1 of rhe world - Besides our own conpnmption we also produce a great quantity of confectionery for ex- port to Europe aud all other parts of out Btrickon areas, when assured that governments will provide olomeutal essentials. Thhv oall for voluntary service Is of saoh magnitude that only the Red Cross societies of the world, co-ordinated through ... the league, o'ould hope to respond -to it In any- thing liko an adequate dogrco. -, Pa. He has a twin brother, Olyde M. showed that the ratio had gone up* to Hardy, who is nil export electrician one woman in throe suioides. working forEndicott .Johnson, Endi-. A. pitiful situation is revealed when oott. They wore the last of ton chil- it IB noted that 477 children took their dreo. v His/ather 1R David N.Hardy, owjn. lives' 225 boys and 252 girls. The now of New Milford, Pa., who is' youngest boy was four and the young- soveuty-flvo years of ago; His parents est girl thirteen. Almost a third of who are both in the best or health, the numbor shot themselves, though have been married fltty-fonr years. ! thero were many cases of poisoning. Mr»-and; Mrs. .Hardy, are both fine | The facts seem to show that in many musioiaus and will no doubt add much • iustanocs children killed thomselves, to the sooial life of Fairport. • j because they were nogleoted or oven mistreated in thoirowu homes, and in James B. Stafford, fodoral fair price commissioner for New York, has been mdklrig-r-an—invo8tigation-nof^illeged J -^l--tlTo—imjro—tlnm— 5,000.- RnKcsnof hoarding of food by. tanners of West- ern. New, York. It is understood the investigatiob revealed tho fact that of that portion of last year's potato crop, still nnoousnmo -y 00* per cent, is held bjr; the farmers, while but 10 per I cent, is in cold storage or in transit. some oases hecaueo they were not sym- pathetically, handled in fiohools. suioide reportetl to the leagno from all parts of the Unitod Stato?, ono profes- siou seems to bo almost immune, the newspaper profession. But lawyers,- heading the list;,. show forty-three cases, including.twelve judges. Thir- ty.Blx.phy8ipIan8 got so tirod of living Always Cure in Rest. Sleep is the most perfeot rest, of course, and- sleep will \cure\ most diseases. That is, the person who sleeps is going to renover, as a rule, for he is going to secure the rest that* is essential to recovery. But the pomt-iBr-Uic-doct or«—oog-ht^-to-beg4n refuping to prescribe medicines for people unless thex will agree to \take a rest,\ for the medicines are ineffec- tive without rest. the world. In 1919 the United States exported $12,305,082 worth of candies to Europe against $1,225,928 shipped abroad the year previous. The Amer- ican .army introduced candy into Europe during the World War. Great that they decided to . risk dying. Twenty-eight teachers felt similarly. Life waB too • niooh for twenty-eight presidents of business concerns, for more than fifty clubmen and society women and for twenty-eight mer- chants. Unhappy married relations caused 350 coses in which husbands killed their wives before killing them- selves or wives killed their husbands before destroying themselves. The oldest suioide in the country was 100 years of age, the youngest four. Tho statement of psychiatrists that suioide is more frequent in pleasant than'in gloomy weather, inuoh com- moner in summer thau in winter, is fully borne out by the cold figures and facts. It is also obsorved that in times of peace and prosperity snloido is com- moner than in times of war or othor seem to show that a man is moro apt to forget'hisown troubles-when others around him are in trouble. Turning on the gaa\\was the 4 favorite method and jumping from buildings and in front of trains was.the method seoond on the list.—New York SunY\ Britaiu WBB the largest buyer of our sweets last year, taking $4,218,876 worth. No wonder sugar in the United States is scarce aud high! Dickens' Tribute to the Cow. If civilized peoples were to lapse in- to the worship of animals, the cow would certainly bo their chosen god- doss! What a fountain of blessing is the cow. She is tho mother of beef, the source of butter, the original cause of cheese, to say nothing of slioehoriis, haircombs and upper leathers. A gentle amiahlo ever^yield- ing oroature, who has no joy in her family affairs that she does not share with man. Wo rob her of hor.ohil* drew, that we may' rob her thereafter of her milk; aud we only care for her when the robbery may bo perpetrated. —Charles Dickons. *-.'-' *;S-H No vory serious floods ,aro_exp.<*tojted this spring. A looal resident wont out to dig parsnips last woek and after digging down through the snow, found !Rrcat~Tiational\caIamityT--^rhe faotuHlig gronmrwas'^ ^^A^ii 'fiti and the angle worms in it. as lively as ;i \ oould bo. Despite tdio piles; of ,Bnofo^%V the ground not boing-^rdzeii'^ \vi|i \Vf v' - ®^ readily absorb thei.^Wator. s •Snow^.otiv^M^t^ tho ground since / Thanksgiving;liaa l(epT \the ground - irom freezing.—^ Holley'Standard. ' . v ,\;<.,•\'• v-;^:? Ik ?m m& M\ :4 i:\-H- <m, ?u, & ., ii •jnfiini M •MiMIMii •Mi - i i : . (f,->, ;js^.' •.-;>' '>o.\-S< fflt^ m:mm mi

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