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   Pocahontas Democrat  (Newspaper) - December 25, 1913, Pocahontas, Iowa                                 VOLUME XIII  POCAHOKTAS, IO Wi, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1918 .  NUMBER 44  H Merry Christmas  For all kinds of Building Materia Goal anc Tile.  . ■ ; , ■ SEE  HOWARD-SCHNIEDERS  ^^^^^^^^^ COMPANY  SOME LOCAL SUBJECTS  Next Slimmer we are going to Arnold's Park and, stick .our feet under trank Tishenbanner's table; 'at the Tishenbanner hoteh ■ There I is some virtue in newspaper adverr itising after all. Last Thursday ¡evening we picked up a copy of |,Lsfe Young's Daily Capita! and i started in to devour the siandpat ' etiitoriali and the lirst thing lo ! encounter was Frank '1 ishenbanner roosting at the top of the editorial column. First thought was that the Capital vvas boosting; Tish for governor, or vice-president or pure food inspector, but that wasn't it at all. The editorial started out to tell how he had put more in Gil-more City, and v.'as now going to Arnold's Park and put whales in Okoboji lake. The Capital says Tish will put on a white duck suit nd run that hotel in a way that patrons will appreciate ^nd make every guest feel that he owns the house and after the guest pays the bill, he will feel that he has bought the house. The Capital gives Mr. Tishenbanner credit of being an original boomer with more ideas in his head about booming towns than Clifford Thome ever had on the railroad question. The Capital also told how near Tish came to scaring the day light out of two counties by proposing to make one of the two and locate the county seat at Gilmore City. The sequel to his Arnold's Park venture is that the resort will nosv become more famous than Medicine Hat. We don't know where Medicine Hat is or what it is, but. assume it is something as popular as Milwaukee, or the Capital wouldn't use the phrase in boosting the popular Gilmore City man as landlord of the Arnold's Park hotel. We'll bet Lafe Young will get a week's board free for writing that editorial. .__-  The Journal and Times reports a large number of drunks were seen on the streets of Fonda, one Saturday evening not long ago, the most of them being old soaks, but in the company were seen one of twja. young fellows. This is a depldr able condition to be reported, ' but Fonda should not feel too bad over the matter, as other dry towns are similarly afflicted- The bunch had ought to have been arrested and jugged or fined, but the Journal didn't report that they were. A young man, or an old man, who spends any of his time- getting drunk is not driving his products to a very profitable market. The Journal and Times aho told about the conditions in Des Moines, say ing the two weeks when the saloons were closed there were less arrests fur drunkenness than any day when the saloons were open. Perhaps the police didn't want to arrest thé drunks on thé dry days, and thus erase too suddenly the recollection that in Des Moines, men used to get drunk. It does not imply that because no arrests were made there were no drunks. We draw these conclusions from the. fact that number of drunks were exhibited in Fonda, and no arrests made.  Waiting For Santa Clans  at Harlan, less than " a year ago, with the exception of the time he had spent at the state university, having graduated last year from the departments of liberal arts and law. He then located at Harlan in the practice of law, becoming a partner of Senator Tobe Smith. Harlan is the county seat of Shelby county, a young city of 3.000 people, .located forty-five miles northeast of Council Bluffs on the Great Western railroad. George has a lot of friends in Pocahprttas county, about the towns of Pocahontas and Rolfe, among whom he grew up and played ball with and associated with since he was big enough to walk who will be well pleased to know he has nhade good, gained the good will and respect of a community of which he was a stranger a year ago and we know him well enough to know that the good people of Harlan will never have cause to regret the choice the city council has made and the trust they have placed in his hands.  Christmas  S. L. Mclntire  Schumati Piauo man.  Referring to the "tirade," in the language of the Fonda Journal and Times, last week, which appeared in the Democrat two weeks ago about the question of whether Fonda was legally incorporated, the Journal and Times says it was matter of;ancient history. It is assumed the history of the incorporation was ancient, so"much so that no one could tell whether' the town was incorporated or not. When Bro. Horner attempts to say something with his pencil, he usually is in such a hurry that he leaves it slip, so that his sentences are not always cortiplete. In his reference to the subject he misrpepresented the Democrat's/eference to section 12ofthe session laws of the 20 general assembly. We referred to said section as showing the legislature had legalized the incorporation of Fonda. The only apology due . any one is from the editor of the Journal and Times, directed to his readers for not quoting the matter from the Democrat correctly, as it appeared in the Democrat.  cannot control a strong healthy ¡period there.is,little hope ¡of get-body. A wise choice then of what ting a hold of that life afterward, goes into the body to enter into : While the home is the place to the blood, through the digestive or-i instruct the boy and girl in the gans and the lungs is of vital im-; great secrets of life, we are face portance, and an adequate knovvl- i to face with the fact that in many edge of the normal functions of the | cases the home has not performed auxiliary organs within the body j.ihis function in the past and the is not less important. Every organ school and kindred institutions can in the body is sacred ànd viewed be of assistance mainly in provid-in this light we have removed even ; ing against this discrepancy m the the suggestion of evil or impurity,,j future. The story of life has been providing of cpurse that we treat' ' made impure only because the par-these organs as sacred. jents have in so many cases left  The worst criminal that lives, : the bpy and girl to, pick up from ■stated^r-.Seerley :vvith.:.jnjpbasi,s,,.ttlie.ât.reel: is thé.man who,dares to poison the;degenerate. . ■  life of a boy or girl. And the i Dr. Seerley spoke before two au-only satisfactory solution we have diences at Pocahontas, first ad-of our great moral problems is : dressing the boys and immediately through the home which will pro- afterward spfeaking to the girls and tect youth against that kind of' teachers. While lie was librried in criminal. No other agency ^ an : order to make another appointment ever take the place of the home, I at F"onda he was able to leave Unless the home gives proper di-1 some mighty good leaven, rection to the growing boy or girl  So many people think , the old sofig, "Comin' thro' written by Robt. ¡Burns, refers to a field of rye, but it don't. No, not even a bottle of the Kentucky kind. Rye is the name of a. small stream in Scotland, and at a point where there was a ford the water running from one to two feet deep, the boys and girls had to wade across in going to church and school and to wade it was necessary for the girls to hold up their skirts to keep them from getting wet. 'When a girl was seen to start across with her books oi" bundle in one arm and had to' hold her skirts with the other hand, some boy would manage to meet her in mid stream and kiss her. She did not dare to drop her skirt and.swat him one, or at least did not care to, and it was at a ford across the Rye where the famous Bobby Burns was inspired to write that immortal song. Those who question this bit of information can have it verified by watching young people at mostany watering place in the summer season.  in the formative period of life which Dr. Seerley likénèd to the caterpillar stage of the butterfly there is little hope that the matured I. „ ,,|man or woman can ever attain tlie Kye, is expected of them. This  P. T. Smith,, an Iowa boy who graduated from the Ames For-restry department in 1911, has received an offer of ,$4,000 a year from the Brazil government to take the position of assistant commis-  caterpillar stage corresponds to the:sioner of forestry in that country.  George Gunderson is mayor of Harlan. At a meeting of the town council of that thriving young city, Monday night, December 15, George was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation and removal of Mayor W. L. Baug-han. George B. Gunderson is a son of Mr. and Mrs, C. L. Gunderson of Roosevelt township, where he resided all his life until locating  first nine years of the boy's life, am} in that period he is gathering the material with which he is to build his character. From nine until twelve years of age we find the chrysalis stage when the boy or girl is assimilating the material which they gathered, and beyond that period lies the butterfly stage when character is given expression and habits are formed for life. In the early period the direction of mother and father is important, for soon the chum is to come in, then the crowd, and then all of the various organizations which permeate society. If .the home has failed to grip the youth in that formative  ,A corn bua'ver-n:i-n?d Fins he! 1 up two men in the b;i'i:c ;jt I'riai-rose, Nebraska, and got away with §4,000. He was later arrested and identified by the cashier. He made his haul in daylight.  Andrew Simpson, a Davenport saloon loafer, was forbidden to any longer appear in the place and he became so heart broken that he went to a nearby barn and hung himself.  It don't pay to try and beat the state fish commissioner. During the year he has made six hundred convictions, all these for violation of the fish laws.  Dr. Seerley Makes Good .  Dr, F. N, Seerley of Springfield, Massachusetts, whose work in the state during the past three ..vveeks has been attracting the attention of large audiences wherever he has gone, arrived in Pocahontas county, Thursday and Friday, he spoke before ten assemblages aggregating in all about six hundred people, In all of these: addresses Dr. Seerley pointed out first the impor-tarice of knowing the ttiechanism of the body in which we live. Most pf our mistakes, says Dr. Seerley, are due to the fact that we are unacquainted with our own lives.  Of all the vital organs in the human body the brain is the most important as proven by the location and the provision which nature has made for its protection. Inipover-rished blood can not nourish a normal mind and a weakened mind  is  no  ht Royal Batíng Pow-áet íoíf makiüg tbe best cake^ kisctiit and pasity* Royal is Ab-soii^tely Pute and the only baking powdet made fifom Royal gmpe cfeam of taiftaf«   

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