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FOUR GREENVILLE DAILY PIEDMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1915.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 1915.
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DR. AKED PLAYED LEAP FROG.

Some of the papers are publishing
a picture of Dr. Aked of the Ford
peace party from a snapshot evidently
taken in one of his more carefree mo-
ments as he vaulted over the back of
the aged and venerable Rev. Jenkys
Lloyd. Now a number of different
things might be said about that pic-
ture, one might have praised the
careful, possibly gentle way in which
the Rev. Dr. Charles placed his hand
on the back of his aged play-mate as
tho he feared to give him too rough
a shove that would unbalance him and
knock him over, on the other hand
we might have ascribed this careful-
ness on the part of Dr. Aked to a fear
of falling himself, but however that
be here is what one editorial writer
says under the caption of "A Churlish
Crowd."

"It is said some of the more sober-
minded members of the party were
shocked at this [sport?] display and
that there began the series of exhi-
bitions of childishness that has char-
acterized the expeditor. Some of the
newspaper men taken along consider-
ed the whole trip merely a frolic and
many of the members of the expedi-
tion apparently had small conception
of the proprieties and the earnest-
ness of the mission on which they
were embarked. It was very much
like an excursion of school children.
Certainly this would appear to be so
in regard to the intellectual standard.
We are coming to the conclusion that
if the [East?] peace endeavors fail, it
will be more on account of the frivol-
ous person[faded out] of the party than by
reason of any weakness on part of
Mr. Ford himself."

We think our friend's censure is a
little extreme. We do not know what
the facilities for exercising are on the
Oscar II, but we do know that it is
better to have a little unconventional
sport than to suffer the headaches
and poor circulation, and far from
ruining the passenger's ability to rea-
son soundly, a little sport would put
their minds in condition for better
thinking, but then of course they
might (?) have played golf or tennis
on the rock, you know their long-
faced, dry-as-dust observers.

It was Henry Ward Beecher who
pitied the man who had lost out of
him all the boy, and Mencius, the Chin-
ease philospher said the great man
was he who did not lose his child's
heart. If we are not mistaken we have
heard that Gladstone used to turn
hand-springs after and arduous period
in the house of Parliament, but is
his great work in the British em-
pire made any less [cleverly?]? Holman
Hunt made himself rediculous to a
certain Englishman by his early
morning runs, [illegible] that is the beauty of
"The Light of the World" marred by
a London abby's opinion?

If the beneficial gravity of Ford's
peace party was so flimsy a thing
as to be knocked down by a game of
leap-frog then it should have been
killed and not allowed to suffer.
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AGGRESIVE RIGHTEOUSNESS

Today is the last day of the old
year and many are probably shaping
up New Year resolutions, some of
which may be broken before twenty-
four hours, and would-be humorists
will have their little flings at the ex-
pense of the breakers, but what of it?
As long as a man makes even a reso-
lution in the right direction it shows
that the right spirit is not dead to
him and that at least sounds hope-
ful.

But what of the nature of these
resolutions? Many of them, perhaps
the majority, are of the "I will not"
type rather than the "I will ; the
negative rather than the aggressive.

One of the commonest forms of
[rateroscopic?] life is a clear, colorless
mass of protoplasm that swims rap-
idly thru the water, and as soon as
it comes into contact with a solid
object, presto, up it draws into a dif-
ferent shape like a self-righteous
[blotted] that had robbed his robe
[blotted] a Samaritan! What that
creature is in biology, some people
are in the natural world, good enough
themselves, clear all the way down
[the] [?-line], making no impression
of the world about them It was, if
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we mistake not, Wu Ting Fang who
pointed out the superiority of the
positive "Do unto others" of the
golden rule, over the negative "Do
not unto others" of the silver rule of
his country. It is a good thing to
bear in mind. It is good to refrain
from vice and sin; it is a better thing
to crush it under foot and save its victims.

In his speech here some time ago
John G. Woolley struck a ringing
note when he spoke of dreaming has
over the Book of Revelations, and
putting into practice more of the
Book of Acts. Jesus himself was
the finest type of aggressive right-
eousness. He sat among the scarlet
lilies of the East and taught his fol-
lowers; a painter would have said
that God painted the lilies; a sculp-
tor that he carved them, but this
wonderful Gallilean transcended all
literary genius and declared that
God clothed the grass and arrayed
the lilies, thus placing God in the
light of the proudest parent even to
his children of the plant world. Yet
a Christ with a gentle conception of
life like that stood in the [outer?] courts
of the temple with flashing eye and
commanding voice, holding a whip of
cords in his hands as he drove forth
the buyers and the sellers. And was he
not just as much the Christ then as
during the Sermon on the Mount?

It is a good time to start a better
life tomorrow. It is a better time
today, it is good to keep yourself on
the straight road but it is better to
help some one else to walk there, too.
Make your straightness count, and in
the words of Thoreau, "Be not merely
good, be good for something."
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If you are a tobacco chewer now is
the time to make a resolution and
quit. Be warned by the case of a
man who is suing a tobacco company
for damages occasioned by putting his
tongue on a pane of glass that he bit
in a plug.
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And also you had better be careful
how you bite down on canned syrup.
Another news report tells of a woman
who stuck a copper wire thru her
tongue while eating this popular
sweet.
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The old gold-brick seems to have
had its day, but some green-horns are
still to be found that can be taken in
on a wire-tapping scheme.
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"Hellers" the Austrians call their
coins. Is that the kind of coin that
burns the pocket until it is spent.
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Vernon Castle is going to fight the
Teutons they say. Oh, I say! Kill [it?],
don't let it suffer.
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The Albanians call their ruler a
Mpret. And yet William of Wied?
wants to get that job back.
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RALPH PARLETTE'S PHILOSO-
PHY.

The following is some of the philo-
sophy of Ralph Parlette who will be
here on the [illegible] shortly.

You never get an education out of
a college; you get the tools. You
get your education in the University
of Hard Knocks and write all you
know in the Book of Experience.
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Life is an active thing earned in
service. The pig in the wallow isn't
living—he's vegetating getting
ready for sausage. That pig is worth
more dead than alive—like any other
loafer.
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The menace of America does not
lie in swollen fortunes, but in the
shrunken souls of those who inherit
the fortunes.
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You are not paid in your envelope.
You are merely getting some money
that is the buy-product of your work.
You get your pay right while you are
doing your work—the happiness of
service. That is art. There is no
work when we love our work—it is
only pay. The best pay is doing the
work we love. We cannot break down
at it; we grow fat at it.
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The unhappy man is always trying
to get things. The happy man is al-
ways trying to give things.
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You have to pay for what you get
or you don't get it. People may give
things to you, but you don't get them.
You can't get something for nothing.
You must give an equivalent. You
can't give help to a beggar until he
tries to help himself. That's why I
charge for my lectures; the audience
that pays gets more out of them. The
"dead-head" who pays nothing gener-
ally appreciates least because he has
given least, and he is therefore the
greatest kicker. Free things are a
failure. Nobody ever got anything
free. Even salvation isn't free. It
is the most costly thing in life be-
cause you have to give all you have
for it.
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Parlette's Message for Everyday.

Today is the greatest day of my
life! All past days have been get-
ting ready for today. Today is the
wisest day of my life! All past wis-
dom has been storing up for today.
This is the happiest day of my life!
All past happiness has been crystaliz-
ing into today's happiness. This is
the strongest day of my life! All past
days have been hardening my muscles
for today.

I am doing the greatest work of
my life today! I am wiser, happier,
stronger than ever before! I don't
want to be a child—I don't want to
go back a minute. Each day we ex-
pand. Each day brings the answer
in something we couldn't answer
yesterday. And that goes on forever.
We cannot grow old any more than
God can grow old. We are approach-
ing eternal youth. The universe is
[illegible] just as fast as we grow and
[illegible]. It will take an eternity to
grow [infinitely?]
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DEMOCRACY AFTER THE WAR
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is entertained by a number of close
observers of the course of public
conduct and the formation of public
opinion in several of the belligerent
countries." It stands to reason that
the "full privates," the ordinary rank
and file, who in unprecedented num-
bers are fighting for the life of their
nation, and the families that have
sacrificed their dearest for the pre-
servation of that life will want to
have some better share in the na-
tional government for which they
have paid so high a price. And com-
radship in the field is doubtless do-
ing much to remove class differences
and prejudices, notwithstanding the
necessary maintenance of discipline,
so that all classes are likely to be
largely united by a growth of demo-
cratic sentiment.

This sentiment is rising in Russia.
The people have been called in such
masses to the war that they begin
to see what strength they have to
shape the imperial destiny. If the
empire is so dependent on them they
must have a greater share in its
government. There need be no in-
surrection, no revolution. Let them
have a beginning of democratic in-
stitutions and nihilism will die. In
Austria such institutions will have to
be multiplied if the many diverse
peoples are to be held together under
one sovereign. It would not be sur-
prising if Hungary were to break
away, and then there might be a
a general breaking-up of the dual mon-
archy. What may happen to Ger-
many after the war is extremely
problematic. Public discontent seems
to be spreading, and even anger is
manifested, not by the Socialist sec-
tion alone. In the event of distress
at home and disaster in the field cul-
minating in final defeat, neither dis-
solution of the federation nor deposi-
tion of the Kaiser would be impos-
sible.

In the British Empire there will be
a broadening of representative gov-
ernment for imperial affairs, with a
closer political association of the
component countries that are scat-
tered around the globe. "We are face
to face," says Lord Haldane, "with
the advent of democracy to power, a
democracy which will be still more
powerful than the war, when every-
thing has to be cleaned up, and the
question is to be put whether the old
order of things whould not finish and a
new order of things take its place."—
Boston Herald.

Scintillations

Mr. Ford will get considerable
[practice?] in peacemaking right aboard
ship.—Baltimore American.
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Mr. Ford should postpone his date
for ending wars hereafter to Febru-
ary 29.—Boston Evening Transcript.
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Villa's real name is Doroteo Ar-
ango, and he never wore a wrist
watch at that.—Indianapolis Star.
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The Servians blame the allies for
not having arrived in time to save
Servia. How unreasonable. The
British were busy quarreling in Lon-
don and the French were busy fight-
ing in France.—Louisville Courier-
Journal.
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We hate to spoil the Colonel's
Christmas, but it is a well-known fact
in Washington that President Wilson
never reads anything that the Colo-
nal says about him or pays the slight-
est attention to the Colonel's criti-
cism.—New York World.
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When an American tendered a
quarter for a drink in Juarez the oth-
er day and recieved $3,000 in Mexi-
can money, General Villa decided it
was almost time to call the revolution
on account of darkness.—Boston
Transcript.
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In view of the fact that so many
of its members were believed to be
cracked, it's not surprising that
there's a split in the Ford peace par-
ty.—The Buffalo Express.
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It seems to be admitted that about
the only hope the allies have of con-
quering the Germans is by starving
them, and if this be a fact, from ap-
pearances at the present time, the
hope is rather a slim one.—Yorkville
Enquirer.
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When they can't think of anything
else, the Republicans say, "Well,
there's Hughes." They accompany
this remark with a sad smile too.—
Spartanburg Herald.
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It is extremely interesting to note
that the Kaiser hopes the war will
be over by the end of February, al-
though the year is not given in the
dispatch.—Charleston Post.
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The "Dixie Highway" is to be a
highway in more than name. Nearly
two million dollars have already been
spent on it and plans are being made
to spend seven million dollars more
to build the highway.—Wauchula Ad-
vocate.
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In many cities they have "go to
school days," when the parents of the
pupils visit the schools to observe how
the work is being done. Good idea,
is it not?—South Georgia Progress.
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Speaking in South Bend, Ind., Mr.
Taft predicted Republican vicory.
Marvelous. But the expert knows
these things even before the candi-
dates are chosen. May Mr. Taft
thinks it's a yellow dog year.—New
York Evening Telegram.
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If you are hunting for a wife
would you stand on the street and
choose the girl who stays up town
longest and comes up oftenest?—
Thomasville Times.
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Some people say advertising does
not pay and yet within one week
seven men requested us to write
something that could not have been
construed other than a free ad-
vertisement of their business.—Gaff-
ney Ledger.
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Whatever may be said about it, it
won't be gainsaid that Henry Ford
was animated by a laudable purpose
to bring about a cessation of the ter-
rible war in Europe.—Lancaster
News.
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Where, o where has my little [dog?]
gone, with his wings cut short and
his ears stretched long?—[illegible]
Herald.
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What Others Say.

A Federal Freedom.

Great Britain, through its ambassa-
dor at Washington has made [scandal?]
of the embargo that is preventing
hospital supplies from reaching Ger-
many. England may shortly come
to the conclusion that an embargo on
medicines and hospital supplies will
become necessary if Germany is to
be finally conquered. The federal
government accepted, that alternative
to the case of the Confederate states.
It was through the blockade that the
South was forced into a surrender.
Not only were medical supplies of all
kinds cut off, but the blockade was
made so effective that the Confeder-
acy was barred from food, clothing,
ammunition and all else necessary to
human existence and the prosecution
of war. The federal government es-
tablished a precedent which the Brit-
ish government may yet be glad
enough to adopt.—Charlotte Obser-
ver.
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Another Pathetic Figure

King Peter of Serbia, old, infirm
and ill, fleeing before the invaders
and seeking asylum in Italy, is one
of the pathetic figures of the war. He
managed to please his people prin-
cipally by being merely a royal per-
sonage and never mixing in their pol-
itics. His daughter, a good, sensible
girl, whose advice he often sought,
married and went to Russia; his old-
est son, in whom he countered his
[hones?], was compelled to leave Serbia,
and the old man afterward led a lone-
some life at the royal palace in the
shadow of the crime that made him
king. Even should Serbia survive as
a kingdom it is scarcely likely that
he will be more willing than ever
to turn the honor over to Alexander,
his second son.—New York Sun.
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Maybe.

Atlanta is in the middle of a recall
campaign. Enemies of Mayor Wood-
ward have succeeded in getting an or-
der for an election to be held Jan-
uary 5. The mayor and his friends
seem to be confident that he will be
re-elected, while the other crowd
seems to be equally confident. We
may not know all the facts in the
case, but it looks as if Mayor Wood-
ward, in spite of whatever faults he
may have, is being persecuted and we
doubt if the voters will endorse that
kind of thing.—Anderson Mail.
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Korea and Belgium

Mr. Roosevelt [proudly?] declares that
it was our national duty to go to war
with Germany over the invasion of
Belgium.

In 1905 the United States had a
written treaty with the kingdom of
Korea by which it had bound itself
in case the integrity of Korea was
threatened by a third power, to use
its good offices to protect Korea.

That year the Japanese, without
any pretext of a quarrel, seized Ko-
rea on the plea of military necessity
and proceeded to occupy the country,
precisely as Germany has occupied
Belgium—by force.

The Korean government, helpless to
defend itself, [illegible] to the Presi-
dent of the United States to fulfill
the treaty obligations and use her
good offices to protect Korea against
Japan.

The President of the United States
flatly refused to interfere or to carry
out the treaty obligations of the Uni-
ted States to its feable friend.

The President of the United States
that year was Theodore Roosevelt.—
New York American.
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Consolations of Forty-Odd.

Men of 40 years and over may be
[blurry], but seldom are they fair, that
delectable state being reserved for
women of the age mentioned—if any
ever reach it. Still, for the male per-
son who has attained the age of his
eighth [blurry], though he has lost the
fine flower of his youth and much of
his hair, and has made an embar-
rassing gain in the region of his equa-
tor, there are compensations.

This fact is called to mind by the
joyous declaration of a medical au-
thority that men over 40 are practi-
cally immune from enteric fever. That
is something, even though one does
not know what enteric fever is. That
is not all. The man of 40 is absolved
automatically, from many of the mi-
nor and yet troublesome amenities
of life. [Lonely?] woman, for example,
is considerate of him. The fact may
gall his pride, but the physical man
secretly rejoices that handkerchiefs,
gloves, hand bags and hairpins are
not spilled by the fair ones so fre-
quently in his vicinity as was the case
when he was more spry, though not
more gallant.

Younger legs are sent bounding up-
stairs for forgotten articles. The man
of 40 is tendered a solid, comfortable
chair and not asked to perch his
avoirdupois perilously upon the edge
of one of those frail and gilded relics
of the First Empire. His advice is
actually sought and sometimes even
heeded by the young. People do not
rudely interrupt his stories.—Chicago
News.
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Better Than a Crown.

Governor Walsh hasn't so far as
known, had an opportunity to decline
a crown, but a salary of $780,000 may
perhaps be regarded as in that class.
To a query whether he would consid-
er an offer of $15,000 a week as a
"movie actor" he wired, it is said,
"Cannot consider your offer."—News
Item.

"Evidently," says the Springfield
Republican, "the governor is not one
of those statesmen who has his
[blurry]." But this was pretty well
known before."—Augusta Chronicle.
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Would Have a [illegible]

Some of the road officials thought
the state proposes to build a mile or
two of asphalt roads to try it
out before letting their paving con-
tracts. The only trouble with this
proceeding is the fact that they
will have to try it on for ten or fif-
teen years before they can make any
fair comparison between the combi-
nation road and vitrified brick. This
means that they must either pay out
their money for a lottery ticket road
or [blurry] before hating one.
—Orlando Sentinal.

Colonel [Br?] worries the president
[illegible-too dark]

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Creeping Warbler
And Brown Creeper
By A. L. P.

During the spring, perhaps about
the last of March or the first of April,
there arrives from the South a tiny
little bird whose plumage is one mix-
ture of black and white stripes. It
has rather a [long?], the simple name,
the black-and-white creeping warb-
ler, or otherwise the black-and-white
creeper. It is about the size of the
field sparrow and the plumage of the
male and female are much alike, tho
there seems to be a distinguishing
difference in the markings about the
head. Up and down the trunks of
the trees this little bird climbs in
the manner of a nuthatch, calling
out at intervals a few double syllable
notes in a wiry, little tone like
"Sweets, weeca weeca" stongly
aspirated between the front teeth.

One nest that came under the
writer's observation was placed in the
forest in a small fallen bush or
limb, where the wind had collected a
few leaves. It was an arrangement
of dead leaves, grass, and pineneedles,
much of it probably picked up on the
spot, and shaped into a nest some-
what like a wren's, and lined with
hairs like those from a horse's mane
and tail. Here were laid about four
eggs, spotted with brown and dull
lilac, with backgrounds alsmost white,
but washed over with a greenish or
greyish tinge.

Tho Nuttall and the older natur-
alists considered this bird as allied
with creepers, modern ornithol-
ogists rank it with the warblers.

The real creeper is a little fellow
known as the brown creeper who vis-
its our vicinity in the winter and
climbs up and down trees that the
black-and-white creeper has deserted
for warmer "climbs." The plumage
of this winter visitor is a medley of
brown, and buff or lighter streaks. He
is rather shy, and has a way of
quietly slipping around the tree to the
opposite side from the observer, thus
it is hard to get him in full view. It
is interesting to watch him as he
climbs up a tree trunk, from the
bottom, leaning his whole body stiffly
now to the right and now to the left
peering into the crevices of the bark
for food and at last diving down
from the part of the trunk where the
branches radiate to the base of an-
other tree which he searchingly as-
cends and perhaps dives from in the
way so that his path thru the grove
might be represented as making it a
number of capital N's. Sometimes it
sings too, even tho it is a winter bird
weak little whispering notes, hard
to place, as if coming from around
yet from nowhere in particular, and
after the colder weather has passed it
leaves us for its nesting region in
the North.

Palmetto Press

Tell Them Of It.

The Spartanburg county delegation
meets today at the courthouse to give
the people of the county an oppor-
tunity to place before its members
matters concerning which they are in-
terested and would suggest legisla-
tion. This public meeting of the del-
egation is a good idea.

Time and time again we have sug-
gested that those citizens of Spartan-
burg county who believe the time at
hand for taking up [definately?] our road
problems should show the interest
in this question by appearing before
the delegation today. We hope they
weill do so. A representative delega-
tion of citizens appearing before the
members of the legislature at this
time to talk roads will convey to the
gentlemen who are to represent us in
Columbia some idea of the interest
taken in this business.
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Now is the time, the accepted time
to start something.—Spartanburg
Herald.
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Saw His Error.

Henry Ford, a practical and suc-
cessful business man, got out of his
sphere when he undertook to shepherd
a bunch of visionaries, politicians,
cranks, freaks and notoriety seekers
on a peace pilgrimage to Europe, and
he seems to have realized his error
promptly. No one should question
the truth of the statement that he is
a sick man, but if he is too ill to con-
tinue the pilgrimage it is strange that
he did not go to a hospital for treat-
ment; instead of risking the discom-
forts of a trans-Atlantic voyage in
mid-winter. Mr. Ford is doubtless
very sick of the Pandora's box of
militant and irreconcilable peace pil-
grims he has herded together on the
Oscar II. The Oscar II must have
been less to be preferred than trench
fighting by a man who really loves
peace and harmony at all times and
under all circumstances.—Watchman
and Southern.
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Hugging Henry Home.

Now that Henry Ford has cut loose
from his peace pilgrimage and is
homeward bound, the chorus of ridi-
cule that pursued him forth is under-
taking a subtle change. The New York
World finds that the vision upon
which he acted could have appeared
only to a great and generous soul,"
and it thinks he failed; not because he
was wrong but "because he was right
at the wrong time and in the wrong
way," and also because "most of those
who responded to Mr. Ford's hasty
suggestions were not of a type to give
dignity to his purpose," by which we
hope it has reference to "our" lieu-
tenant governor. The World thinks
that the impulse that guided Mr. Ford
on his expedition was "a noble one,"
but his enterprise "was the result of
inspiration rather than meditation,"
and other worthy things. It wouldn't
be surprising to learn that Mr. Ford's
return has been inspiration to the
advertising department of the big
works to open a new campaign and
that the metropolitan journals will
hug Henry home.—Charleston Post.
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Suggestive of the Past.

"Oh, you don't know me, Colonel
[illegible], but I'm the vicar's wife."

"Delighted I'm sure. Always
pleased any wife of the vicar!"—Lon-
don [Chronicle?]

[columns 6-7]

HEALTH TALKS
By WILLIAM BRADY.
Gall-Sac Disease and Gall Stone[s]

CAN gall-stones be cured without
operation?

No. But perhaps gallstones
may be prevented by dietetic and
medicinal treatment in persons who
have signs of gall-sac inflammation.

Stout persons along toward forty,
most women, are apt to have gallstone
disease, especially persons who have
had typhoid fever a few year pre-
viously.

Most everybody thinks gall-sac
trouble is "stomach trouble" or "dys-
pepsia" at first. The earliest symp-
toms are occasional slight pain or
discomfort, with gaseous distention,
felt about the stomach region; con-
sideral belching aftermeals, which
sometimes relieves or seems to re-
lieve the discomfort. The patient
may note feeling of coldness or
slight shivering at times. There is
a tender place under the edge of the
right ribs. Not rarely there is palpu-
tation. These symptons are prone to
come on in the night.

A later stage, developing in months
or years, is marked by sharper pain,
more belching and sometimes vomit-
ing, but the health is pretty fair be-
tween attacks. "Acute indigestion"
shoulders the blame for these attacks
in the patient's diagnosis. Some par-
ticular article of food is generally
blamed a rather characteristic
symptom in itself.

In the third stage typical colic oc-
curs now and then—severe pain in the
upper abdomen, perhaps vomiting and
chill fever, [blotted] following the colic.
Next day there may be jaundice.
Such symptoms speak strongly for
gall-stones. X-ray photographs may
show stones containing considerable
calcium salts, but will not show
stones with insufficient calcium to give
a shadow, and hence is not a certain,

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though a helpful aid in diagno[sis].

Gall-sac inflammation and [gall]
stone disease are chronic, last[ing]
years, with attacks at rare [or fre-]
quent intervals, depending up[on the]
patient's diet, occupation and [way]
of life.

QUESTIONS AN ANSW[ERS]
Professor or Doctor

Which would be better [to]
consult for a chronic kidney [cut off]
a medical school professor or [a]
doctor?

Answer—It wouldn't matter [which].
A good professor may be a ve[ry]
competent physician. Your [distinc-]
tion is not significant.
* * * *
Hexamethylenediamine

Will you kindly inform me [what]
hexamethylenediamine is used [for in]
medicine?

Answer—It is used to diminish [bac-]
terial activity in the urinary tr[act. It]
produces a formaldehyde com[cut off]
when eliminated from the kidne[ys. It]
is also believed to exert an [cut off]
action in the gall-sac and pe[rhaps]
also in the nasal cavity—at leas[t. It is]
given somethimes for cholecysti[tis]
for common coryza (cold in [the]
head).
* * * *
An Old Man's Habit.

What can a man of sevent[y]
years do to break the habit of t[aking]
two small doses of opium a day[?]

Answer—It is doubtful wheth[er he]
should try. At that age it mig[ht be]
a serious matter.

Freckles.

Please publish a simple rem[edy to]
remove freckles.

Answer—There is no such re[medy]
so far as we are aware.

Dr. Brady will answer all questions pertaining to Health. If [your]
question is of general interest it will be answered through these col[umns.]
If not it will be answered personally if stamped, addressed envelope [is en-]
closed. Dr. Brady will not prescribe for individual cases or make diag[noses.]
Address all letters to Dr. William Brady, care of The Pied[mont,]
Greenville, S. C.

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OUR COUNTRY by our Presiden[t]
A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
By Woodrow Wilso[n]
(Copyright, 1915 by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
(Copyright 1901, 1902, by [Hargor?] & Brothers.)

Jackson at New Orleans

The year 1814 had set England
free to [blurry] the war with vigor.

Napoleon was beaten. The very
month Congress declares war against
England he had attacked Russia for a
[illegible] triumph.

Five hundred and fifty thousand
men he took against her, the com-
[??] armies of subjugated Europe.

But disaster dogged him at every
step. Three hundred thousand lives
he threw away; more than a hundred
thousand men he left in the hands of
the enemy.

He came home with barely one hun-
dred thousand (December, 1812) to
face a rising of the nations.

Germany, Spain, Sweden, every
people in [Europe] roused itself to
crush him. The armies [illegible] and
were beaten by Wellington in Spain,
by [Blacher?] and the [illegible].

By the [end of] March, 1814, the ar-
mies [leagued?] against him were in Par-
is. In April [streaked] an exile in Elba.

But [illegible] by that time had
drilled, trained and experienced offi-
cers, [primarily?] the hard process of
the war itself.

What [illegible] of as much conse-
quence, [illegible] navy startled the
world by [illegible] exploits.

There [were?] but seven frigates,
great and small, besides a corvette or
two and a few small [frigates?] but her
seamen were professionals, not ama-
teurs like her soldiers. Whenever they
could elude [the] British fleet watching at
the harbor where they lay, and come
to a reckoning with their foes, vessels
with vessels on the sea, they almost
without exception won, and won
promptly, by expert seamanship and
good gunnery; and British captains
were ordered to sail, not singly but in
company, [fold in paper] against them.

Little navies were created, toe, on

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the lakes, where they were built [cut off]
the war lasted.

Commodore Perry in a single [cut off]
last action (September 10, 1813) [took]
control of Lake Erie and [cut off]
a body of troops across the lake w[ith]
a decisive victory on the Thames [cut off]
the war in the northwest.

In the summer of 1814 Commo[dore]
Marlborough met the English on [Lake]
Champlain (September 11th) and [cut off]
a victory which once for [??]
plans of invading there.

As the war progressed, dis[cut off]
came to the raw armies of the [cut off]
and they began to be handled by [cut off]
who understood their duty and [cut off]
formed it in a soldiery fashion.

The war had begun with a series [of]
defeats in the north at once ridicu[lously]
and discracefully, but the whole [cut off]
their allies changed when the Am[eri-]
cans drove the British troops f[rom]
their [illegible] home (J[anuary
[29?], 1814 and kept their victory [cut off]
the blick night through against [as-]
sault after assault; and the fortu[nes]
of the field swung considerably e[ven]
after than from action to action.

The way was closed in the South. Th[cut off]
the British sent Packerham with [cut off]
000 men veterans for the most p[art]
Crimeans, which they meant to hold [cut off]
such terms as might suit them w[hen]
the war was done. There, on the 8[th]
of January, 1815, Genereal Andr[ew]
Jackson received him, at the trench[es]
the Americans had drawn across [the]
narrow strip of land below the ci[cut off]
and beat him off with half the for[es and]
sent him back in utter rout, [with]
twenty-five hundred men less than [he]
had brought.

Jackson himself lot but eight ki[ll]
ed and thirteen wounded.

[signature]
Woodrow Wilson

TOMORROW.
"A Treaty of Peace"

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FLASHES OF FUN

A Lesson.

Jim, having bonked Buck on the
head with an axe with fatal conse-
quences, was baled to court and sen-
tenced to pay the penalty at the end
of the state's rope. The judge ap-
prised Jim of the verdict and asked
whether he had anything to say be-
fore sentence was pronounced.

"Who me?" asked Jim.

"Yes," responded the court.

Jim spoke earnestly.

"Well, sah," he said, "dis yere
chargin' sutn'y gwine be a lesson to
me?"—N. Y. Evening Post.
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Not That Bad

"It would please me very much
Miss Stout," said Mr. Mugley, "if
you would go to the theatre with me
this evening."

"Have you secured the seats?" in-
quired Miss Vera Stout.

"Oh, come now," he protested
"you're not so heavy as all that."—
New York Americas.
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Shoved It Off.

[Well,] Ma, may I have Tommy
Wilson come to our house to play?—
Delta [blurry]
[cut off]

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First Aid

A prominent physician was recent-
ly called to his telephone by a color-
ed woman formerly in the service of
his wife. In great agitation the wo-
man advised the physician that her
youngest child was in a bad way.

"What seems to be the trouble?"
asked the doctor.

"Doc, she done swallered a bottle
of ink!"

"I'll be over there in a short while
to see her" said the doctor. "Have
you done anything for her."

"I done give her three pieces of
blottin' paper, doc," said the colored
woman, doubtfully.—Williamsport
Grit.
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Therefore No!

"See here; I'm told you called me a
blithering ideiot." "I did not."
"Umph!" 'Blithering is an adjective
I never use."—Birmingham Age-
Herald.
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Patient (after X-ray examination)
Nurse, could you find out where
they're goin' to run them movin'
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