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Silver Springs signal. (Silver Springs, N.Y. ;) 1892-19??, February 11, 1915, Image 6

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THE. SILVER SPRINGS SIGNAL £® AIBKOLA -V . . HEN I was a boy*and chance or a n un ­ avoidable predicament made It nec­ essary for me to-walk past a grave­ yard afltr dusk of an evening, I began\ whistling as J approache d arfd continued - ntil my lips were swollen—or walke d a mile out o f my way to ge t well around It. .Put even with all my whistling in a boyish attempt to prod a recre ­ ant courage, my legs nevertheless wer e pretty wabbly anfi my knee action was not,- of tho • show-ring •Mj kaiut, tun, uuMfl'iuit'y* llUUtlleU Up In a corner an d went o n ptrike, so that there wasn't much blood i n circulation to keep me warm, and quite as a matter of coutao I go t *koty \J feet.\ , * ~ In the.nervous tension my SI alp contracted SO that my . linlr foil as if i t was so many pricking needles, GOORE Ik-sh writhed in -reepy lines over my body, while m y spine lycme^ like nothing so much a u an animated Icicle UND my nerves were rasped b y the demo n of fear, for. mind you, every one of » : :ose dim limne d grn\estoncs was a po­ tential ghost that might at an\ instant raise-its uncanny arms an d swef-p awesomely out an d claim me fof-Us ow n •Did yo u ever pass a gravr-j:ird at night whon . alone - ' Am r dlc.'n t you !'< el JU.IL about that way •when yo u did' , Muc h a 1 mig'it \vi: h to be a boy again, I shoul d not ever care to haw? t o pass a graveyard at night—alone There has been so much said and written pr o and co n in\ discussin g the tactics of the Gernns in sending thei r forces at th e \enemy in wtlat Is known as th e \mass formation\ that it seem s as. if little could b e added t o the argument Jiut t1Tere\ls n LIULIMRTI aide to this policy so far has not been presented, edge, at leas t not t o my kno It is-a simpl e phase of the question that has to do wit h th e element of human liature; th e mental profess 0/ the mass, as disclosed by th e Individua l as Its unit' Why i s it that tho man who quakes with /ear at the approach of a n Impending battle quite often, as the records show, is the ono wh o goes in at the charge wit h apparently the daredevil recklessness an d disregard for danger tlfat dis-' tlngutshed him among hi ? comrades a a the ma n una-fraid or as bein g \crazy with tbe heat\—pf - battle' However, \beforo he attains to this degree of - courage and comes eventually to be stricken with • battle fe\or he must have been divorced- from hi s sense of fear by some process o r association aside from hi s conscious control Fear and the con­ crete evidence of bravery aro seldo m if ever com- . blned i n any hazardous undertaking, and espe­ cially in the case where the Individual faces the enemy in battle o r other mortal danger^-un- . supported and alone And that brings us.again t o tbe weird and fear- some spectera that take form in the dreadful dark, along the silen t an d deserted roa d at the edge of the'ghost-haunted graveyard.. It Is Interesting, and not a little amusing, no w that I (and we are al l pretty much alikedn that respect) look back ove r the years and coldly an- ntyz e The\ mentaT\ attitude i n which under 'th e —eur-tein of ni^'ht I 'husllutlugly approached, trem- bllngly passed and thankfully left behind those - harmless and sacred villages of the dead at the time I was a n impressionable lad. Eorv-you Bee, when fortune favored me with • . companions ofi the Infrequent occasions of my nocturnal journeys past tho old graveyards, even if It were only a smal l boy not yet ol d vinougU t o recognize' the possibilities of -a gUost 1n a dusk- shroudtd tombstone, my courage always retained enough stamina t o carry mo through' the other- - wise nerve-shredding ordeal—Without having to resort t o tho expedient of whistling myself out of breath, a* any rate Thcro might be prowling ghosts over there in the lowering dark of tho somber aisles running through the shrubs an d the weeping willows— but wha fellow should be afraid OFFNGHOSTS with . a faithful comrade touching elbows at nt s side'\' However, m i c>crn?inns jjhen there was a com­ pany of us. fotir o r six\ o r more tioya. that walked together along the graveyard road, why, there'j\pt simply were no ghoMs at all Every flay brings to oUr door some- ^'thlng that is good and that\ will never \ come our way to do again. If wo aro hUrta and .do'not see it, and Insist _J_ ' feat <onr days are featurajess, whoBe fault Is that? Opportunity does its part, nnd wn mimt dolours. SalzeKs White Bonanza Oats. Hade C ; J. Johnson of Lincoln. Co* Minn., famous i n growing 243 bushels frooa 1 J ^§%--btiBb .ela sown last Miring. Ca n yoa \ beat .that i n 1915? Woftt you tryf ^ This great ' Oat has tak­ en mo r> prizes and given bigger -and larger T i e 1. d > I t h T ffligh'rmfc I less degree wljen wo mentally place ourselves within range, of the enemy's flesh-mangling shrap­ nel, parrying tho vicious thrust of a bowel-ripping bayonol o r dodging the decapitating swing of a cavalryman's saber. Anfl there ar e many of us who, if we were about to be placed in such ,a position, would—flinch, to say the least. And then there are those t no one will ever know what proportion of -fllo whole, who when ordered into action would drop out , flop over and play- 'possum or just plain 'tbeat it, \ providing he could do no without attracting tho attention of his mor o loyal comrades or being de tected b y hi s ofiicers, which last cvonluadtj he knows would result in a quick dealt .penalty, ef* •death. - i Even if so disposed, such a getaway could of course, be effected o«ly In a thin line of troops advancing in open o r extended order, whore the chances of o r opportunities for detection would be minimized, an d where, too-, such action would' b e likely to occur, Because the individual 1 B deprived 'of the moral support and psychological encourage- -.nvon.t-nf-alhrww.tfMlc-hlnp. fnmrnflpa tn apiiT- Mm nn TRY THESE.* When, a change from an ordinary, omelet Is desired a most 'appetizing dish ia prepared- by beating uu three o r four eggs, adding tw o table- spoonfuls of cold of chopped pepper or parsley, o r any of the Herbs-Bra bit of garlic is an Improvement Give the eggs six o r seven whisks an d pour into a pint granite'dish that haa been well buttered, Set this in the gas oven and turn on both, burners after the dish has been put into the oven As soon a s tjje eggs have risen t o the top of th e dish, turn off on e burner and then a s soon as the eggs are set , furn off the'other, leaving the eggs a few minutes longer They must aof remain ove r twenty minutes, and \often fifteen minutes will be enough, depending upon th'e gas pressure. The lower part of the dish will be tender arid flaky, and th e center creamy, neithe r like scrambled eg g nor like omelet. ( s Use potato oi turnip cups for a change instead of timbale molds or -in toes or smal l turnips cut in halves and a slice off \eaqh en d so they, will stand well, hollow out the\ centers and cook th e shell s i n boiling'salted w vter Us e tbe'se^ for an y creamed vegetable, fish o r chicken, having all. hot and coverin g them with a rich white sauce. A-littl e filling goes fur­ ther served this way and looks very attractive Garnish 'with parsley o r chopped chervil, or, water cress. Chop Suey With Fish.—Put a table- spoonful of butter in a deep frying pan an d fry in i t a pound of fresh pork and a curful of diced celery and chopped onions Cu t th e pork into bits , cover with a cupful of water and a can of mus'uooms with th o liquor Jrorn them Cook slowly for a n hour. KANSAS :the United 'S&tcs than janV Oa-t known. It' » e n o rmously prolific. Just the Oa t for Jlowa, Minn.. RWia W, Und., -Mich, 'Ohio, Neb\.; and, Missouri.. •We ar e America's headquarters for Alfalfa and Potatoes Thnbthy r :X31overs»and Farm Seeds. For tO o t n Postage Wo gladly mail our Catalog and BAMPLE packag e of -Ten Fa ­ mous Farm Seeds, including Spelt/,, \The Cereal Wonder;\ Rejuvenated White Bonanza Oata, \The Prize Winner;\ Bil­ lion Dollar Grass; Teosinte, the Silo Filler, etc., etc. Or Send f2 c And,we will mail you our big Catalog and six generous packages\ of Early Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Onion—furnishing lots and lots of juicy delicious Vegetables during th e early Spring and Summer. * Or send t o \John A. £alzer Seed Co., Box 713. La Crosse, Wla.-, twenty cents and ree.nlvn hint.h nhrtvn enilna lions and their big catalog. Activities of Women. Female mill operators i n the Bom­ bay cotton mills earn about ninety ddl-. tars a year i n wages. Sixty new. trades, heretofore mainly German industries, are now being taught to women i n England. The latest wealthy American wom­ a n to establish a hospital i n Fxance is Mr s Chauncey M Depew. ~ v — > • Miss Elizabeth Kllle has been ap ­ pointed chief \clerk t o the secretary, of state in Kansas. New York has a woman insurance broker who has customers i n far-off Turkey and Australia. The novelty of woman police offi­ cer s is beginning to wear off i n many J CS&JPF grayfj tta&A fwzwr&z 6ffas7' naturally obsessed with childish fear of ghorfts and graveyard phantoms created in their fertile imagination. ' Most men outgrow such baseless fears, and some,, I cannot \undertake to sa y wlia 'P* per cent, have by natural development, will power or self-control outgrown the sense Of fear t o auch an extent that i t does not manifest itself when In the face of danger But there are those OR us in whom fear quickly and prominently develops o r recurs -when our life is placed in imminent peril And euch men are In tho majority, very probably. The world calls them \cowards.\ Possibly that is an appropriate generalized term, though it should be gingerly applied i n the case of the man who strives but is unable t o overcome a natural -feeling of fear . There ojiould, too, be qualifyin g distinctions, as. for Instance, the_ moral ^ccJsar4^_ JIS . distinguished - -.from the \physical\ coward; ihe coward of con - - splence and the cuward uf principle. Tbe moral coward may not ever have experi­ enced.\ the sense ot fear , or vic e versa. » It.ia tlio rare exception, however, when h man will voluntarily admit fear of physical danger-be - -\ fore the enemy And i t would needs b e a grace­ less coward indeed who shoul d confess that he would be afrai d t o enlist under the colors f if called upon for the defense of his country. Certainly an overwhelming majority of us, whether or not w<} are sufficiently candid to admit It, experience the sense of fear tn a greater or It i s i n the cognizance of this element in hu ­ man nature, which is concrete rather than ab ­ stract, that the German commanders show ttre+r- fljio understanding of this phenomenon of temper­ amental idiosyncrasy, the mental atUtude, if yo u please, of the soldlor facing the eneWny, for, after all,' the soldier Is only th o average citizen in uniform And this particula r attitude of the soldier Is the story, al l over again, of the hoy and the dark apd the graveyard road. Alone and unsupported, he Is the victim of fear Touching elbows with fellow compatriots, tbe sense-of fear either ia momentar­ ily allayed, o r shame prevents an open display of it. Almost any man would accept the challenge of the risk in such environment rather than be called a coward by his comrades—or^to b e shot as such by a watchful officer. ' ' , It i s the understanding of thiB fact, for i t is a fact, not a theory, that justifies and possibly com­ pensates the Germans in their tactics of charging the enemy -en masse. • And then, too, the military experts, and even the layman, has learned that with the great ad ­ vances made both i n offensive and defensive means In modern warfare, the battles are won by masses rather than b y the indLVldual as,the unit When a certain objective is aimed at the com­ manders, having millions of men In hand and more i n reserve, coldly calculate the sacrifice of many men t o reach it, and to do so hurl men i n BoHtr masses a t llm enemy with the purpose of breaking hjfa 'by .sheer weight ot numbers. The battle Value of the individual as developed - In wars of the past, when musket, bayonet and saber were prominent factors, -is largely Jost i n the face of ultra-modern machinery devised for wholesale kljllng, which demands the co-opera­ tion of masses rather than the distinguish­ ing activities of th e individual. -Such machinery then add a cupful of finely chopped cities of the United States, peanuts and cupful of flaked tuna. 1 season highly an d simmer for another ha-lf hour This is such a n unusua l combination that it will be enjoyed by those who are looking for a new' | gastronomic sensation. SALTS IF BACKACHY OR KIDNEYS TROUBLE YOU Any kind of training Is far moro ef- fprtivp und leaves moro permanent im­ press whvii exerted on the growing or­ ganism ilinn when brought to beitr on tliu udult.—William James. Eat Less MeatA£Jtt>ur Kidneys Aren't | —Acting Rlphpor If R*rk Hurta or — Bladder Bothers You. some parsley, .put them into/ a stew pan wltlTTJire smal l oijlon chopped and a \tablespoonful bf butter Pry' light­ ly, then \add a pint of-stock and\aim- makes fo r barbarism and'brutal slaughter rather44*? r fl ?P •J alnutes - Pu * all together than civijized warfare, if war ca n be considered a civilized institution, but i n this day o r a blood- red continent it Is a part of the game, and\ wo must perforce accept it.—\New York Press. t»u— • ^ L When you wake up wit h backache | and dull misery i n th o kidney region • it generally means you have been eat­ ing to o much meat, says a well-known authority. Meat forms uric acid which . overworks f.he kidneys i n their effort to filter i t from the blood and they be­ come sort o f paralyzed and laggy ' When your kidneys get sluggish and ciog yo u must relieve them like you reliev e your bowels; removing all the body's urinous waste, else you 'iave Dackache, Bick headache, dizzy spells r your'stomach sours, tongue 1 B coated, and -when, the -weathe r i s bad yo u have | rheumatic twinges. The urine is cloudy,'full o f sediment, channels oft­ en get sore, water scalds and yo u are I obliged t o seek relief two or three | times during the night Either consult a. good, reliable physi­ cian at onco or get from your pharma­ cist about four ounces of Jad Salts; take a tablespoonful i n a glass of water before breakfast fo r a few days and your kidneys wil l then- act ilne. Thia famous salts 1 B made from the aci d of grapes\ and lemon juice, com- ith-UUiiaT-and-has-beea-used for generations, to clean and stimulate I nlngglnh . TrlflnoyB, nlar. tn neutralize | SOME GOOD EATING . It ia not so important that there should bjvajarse variety upon our -p^^tables\. but that ou r food should bo well cooked, an d daintily served. A 1 m o n^j Pudding.— Beat separately tho yolks of two an d whites of three e^gs , mi x to a cream with four table- spoonfuls each-of sugar and butter. Add, after the mixture i s well- blended, the grated rind of a n or­ ange an d a quarter of a cupful o t juice. JJ°ur into a well-buttered bak­ ing dish', ornament with whole nuts and bake until Ann . Serve hot with hard sauce an d -whipped cream . A hard sauce may b e made by. creaming two tablespbonfuls of- but-: ter, add a cupful of powdered sugar , a teaspoonfui of vanilla, an d when well- mixed fold in a half cupful\ of -whipped cream: Veal and Ham Pie.—Trim the vea l arrrrmtm liity small ^ces and se^on aclds m the urlne |tM longer lrrl . with pepper and-aalf t o taste.. Chop , tetes ^ endlng oladder weakness, finely a halt cupful of mushrooms and Jafl - SaUfJ |B ft ^ Bayer for regmar meat eaters. It Is inexpensive , cannot Injur e and mak~es\a delightful* effer­ vescent lithla-water drink.—Adv INDIAN TROOPS IN ACTION Hut if one of u s HAD h y some fortuit y become separated from the main body and suddenly real­ ized that HE WAS stark alone among the momen­ tous possibilities of hi s ominous surroundings, hi s false U< yed ( bravado would InslrSKly have lost it s grip'and hit bottom wit h a plunk . « The chances are, as a -matter-of fact, that he wotfld have bee n \scared stiff\—tdb stiff to get ou t of hi s tracks—for th o moment, at lgast And, quite unblushing]}-, I am assuming that that boy must have been myself * And , as for an y 4>f us t o have Ventured.in th o circumstance tr g o Inshore alone—quite unthink­ able, I assure you . s *^. But what, yo u are asklu«\has al l this t o d o wrfch the question of th o jSerman general war staff's tactics when storming a fortress or charg- -tag tho battle lin e In s en d lug Jielr troops' at the enemy in close order or \mass formation?\ • Well , the man i s the boy and the boy ia the. man, and the mental attitude of the soldier i n relation to bat,tl| ia precisely that of the boy and the nlght-veUetngraveyard. '» . • . With-this difference,'all hoys, unless (t he the occasional exception tbat proveB the rule, \aro .Although, mainly Mohammedan, the Indian na­ tive army embraces men of. the' most varying religions, sects and races. It s normal strength la round figures is' 1G0.000 men, but this doe's not include (about) 22,000 imperial service troppB. 35,000 reservists and S9.000 volunteers. The OFFLCER8, of course, are British, but every regiment has it.* native officers, known respec­ tively as risaldars, -subohdars and jemidars. A risaldar 4s the native commander of a troop of cavalry, while tho subahdar and jemidar rank respectively as captain and lieutenant—among themselves, tbat is-, for jn no circumstance does a native captain exercise any Command over a British, lieutenant. \The -Indian - soldiers whose names are most familiar t o the British public are the Sikh, the Rajput, tho Gurkha .-and the Pa .tb .an. , t • - It was the Sikh, of course, who put up such a tremendous fight aeninsr. EngiatlrV vputi n g n h 11T who, once conquered, \has ever since proved the lpyaleat of tho loyal. Originally of Hindu origin, the Sikhs as a religious sect were founded by Nanak Shah i n the fifteenth century, .and Reached the zenith of_their military and political power nnder the famous Ranjlt Singh (1780-1836). The Sikh ia not born, a Sikh, but is admitted or Int- nnd By use from which dat e he never cuts his hair, always wenri a n iron bangle on his wrist, their religion, th o Sikhs are forbidden fo tobacco injany shape or form . Equally,at homo in the saddle o r on foot, ths Sikh 5 B a magnificent fighting mart, an d an awe-inapfrtrt^- figure with bis big beard, an d great ro-q'stache curlea up be ­ hind his ears-v__^ \Rf>Jl>ut\ means literally, \so n of a king,\ and the Rajputs are a n Intensely proud, reserved and \ sllont race. They art> tho world' s finest horse­ men, \bar none, though they do not disdain to serve in infantry regiments They are VBry -tall; upstandidg igen of magnificent \presence\ and} haughty demeanor^ for they never forget or allo w the spectator to forget that they are of royal blood. Insldo hi s turban the. Rajput carries a steel circlet with sharp edges, and this he can hurl o r throw wit h such deadly accuracy and fnrrn n« tn rlnenpltntp tin nnnmy nt Tp\\\^' 3™ distance. . . Kipling has made ua familiar with the Gurkha, who i s \blood-brother\ to the Highlanders, and the most cheerfully bloodthirsty little \devil\ go­ ing. The. Mongol descent shpwa ltse.ll in his broad , fiat features an^-squat frame, and the con . . 1—. * — -- Into a '.baking dish and .cover with a crust. Bake and serye not o r Cold. Bran Gems.—Take two - cupluls o t bran, tw o cupfuls of graham flour sifted, one-half cupful of sugar, a tea- spoonful of salt, one teaspoonfui ot soda and tw o cupfuls of sour milk. Hake in ge m pans. * Graham Bread.—Take tw o cupfuls each of graham and white flour- sift the latter with one teaspoonfui each of- salt and soda. Add a ciipful of molasses an d enough .sweet mjik to make a batter, about a pint. ,^fu one cupful of raisins and ^hopped wal­ nuts, well' floured. Bake i n a BLR ^w oven. To make tlpe olives even more tasty and palatable, soak them over night in olive oil t o which a smal l piece of clove o r garlic has been added. One Wh o Can Appreciate. \Why d o you feed tramps wh o come along? They never do any work for youl\ , t . \No said the wife, \but^i t is quite a satisfaction t o see a man eat a jwlthnut finding fault! wjth-4he- cooklhg.\ What He Wapted. A man went to order a wedding ca ]£8| the other day. \I'm getting married.\ he said, 'awl I i want a cake.\ \Well it' s the latest thing,\ said thai •ahonglrl, *to have wedding cakes in l Darmony with^the bridegroom s callT !'ig or profession. Thus a jourr.allstl lias a spice cake, a musician an ontf cake, a n athlete a cu p cake, a mnn l vho loafs on his friends a sp\ 1 ^ 6 ! elke. and so fortii and so or. it you r calling , \I am a pianist' \When of ^ course,\ said '\you'll want a pound cake.\ \\ liatl TIN' *irll LOOK YOUR BEST ^ . -J * Economical, Indeed . \Is rour wife BO very economical then?\ \Oh yea, very. -Why, my wife can take an old worn-out |10 hat, •pond $15. on-it and-^make it look al­ most aa good as new.\—Puck. Aa to Your Hair and Skin, CutJeur Will Help You. Trial Free. ^ The Soap to cleanse and-purify, tnl Ofntment to soothe-and heal. Thesl 'Sragrant super-creamy emollients pr«j aerve the natural purity an d beautf of the. skin under conditions which! u? neglected, tend to produc e a statl of irritation and disfigureiaent. J Free sample each by h^ail wit h Boo] \Addres s poRtrard, Cuticiira, Tfrpt. * rrr. 1- r — — - * Bdsfori. . Sold ^verynEhBrOi— Adv. On tho Face, Too . Mrs. Gotham—This paper say a tn 76 per cent of- the work of manuff turing rifle ammunition for the 0* ed Slates army and navy i s done women! ' * ' Mr. Gotham—Of course; where* 1 yon smell powder, look for a woo fn cii so th th laj oni uni Co: Vt in (ICE Is. an I h. lilrz t cou • tioii I cou teit hal. mv I r. mon hi-, 1 the 1 feme Piel;, he X man mine Y.-t sketc brush t&ok Kelt!-, who 1 and f man's ;RI N . ; But, |»'as ; [War « Pipe dosed throug BRAND » guff; looked

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