The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 30, 1930 Page: 3 of 8
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THE ALTO HERA I D. ALTO, TEXAS.
OLD DOCTOR'S IDEA
IS BIG HELP TO
Tn 1885, Dr.-Caldwell made a dis-
covery for which elderly people the
world over praise him today 1
Years of practice convinced him
that many people were endangering
their health by a careless choice of
laxatives. So he began a search
for a harmless prescription which
would be thoroughly effective, yet
would neither gripe nor form any
habit. At last he found it.
Over and over he wrote it, when
he found people bilious, headachy,
out of sorts, weak or feverish;
with coated tongue, bad breath, no
appetite or energy. It relieved the
most obstinate cases, and yet was
gentle with women, children and
Today, this same famous, effec-
tive prescription, known as Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, is the
world's most popular laxative. It
may be obtained from any drugstore
For over 50
years it hasbeen
remedy for all
It is a Reliable,
The average American slieep repre-
sents, in wool, one suit of clothes each
Mothers • • .Watch
COMMON head colds often "settle"
in throat and chest where they may
become dangerous. Don't take a
chance — at the first sniffle rub on
Children's Musterole once every hour
for five hours.
Children's Musterole is just good old
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menthol and other ingredients brings
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lates blood circulation, helps to draw out
infection and pain.
Keep full strength Musterole on nana,
for adults and the milder — Children'#
Musterole for little tots. All druggists.
tions Endorse It
!'When I was a young
single girl I took Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
pound because my mother did
and she gave it to me. After
I married I took it before my
children were born and after-
wards, and I have eight living
children. I am now a grand-
mother and still take it and
still recommend it when any
one is tired and run-down."—
Mix' Alfred Iverson, St Ed-
lydia E, Pinkham's
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STORY FROM THE START
In the usually quiet home 01
Rev. Mr. Tolllver of Ked Thrush.
Iowa, his motherless daughter*
Helen, Miriam and Ellen—"Gin-
ger Ella"—are busy "groomlnir'
their sister Marjory for partici-
pation In the "beauty pageant"
that evening. With Eddy Jack-
son, prosperous voung farmer,
her escort, Marjory leaves for
the anticipated triumph. Over-
work has affected Mr Tolllver*
eyes to the point of threatened
blindness. Ginger has tried In
many ways to add to the family's
•lender Income, but she Is not
discouraged. Marjory wins the
beauty prize, $60.00. Bhe gives
the money to her father as part
of the expense necessary for the
treatment of his eyes by Chicago
specialists. Mr. Tolllver leaves
for Chicago with Miriam. Ginger
meets Alexander Murdock. Mr.
Tolllver returns, the doctors giv-
ing him little hope.
"And everybody who buys one, will
sell four more—"
"And It all started from one. One.
•Ingle, solitary, little one."
Tbe girls talked on and on. But
Ginger drew herself gway from them,
■at enwrapped In unpenetrable thought
She remembered the old cbaln let-
ters. They had come wltii some fre-
quency a few years ago, prayers for
almost everything, foi tbe sick, for
foreign missions, for prohibition, for
fundamentalism, for the second com
Ing of the Lord, for the release of
anarchistic prisoners condemned to
"And everybody sends It on to so
many more, and every one of them
sends It to so many more, and they
Ginger got up suddenly and went
out of the room. She walked dizzily
She went upstairs, got the short lad
der from the linen closet and bai
anced It against the wall under the
trapdoor. She noticed that her hands
trembled. But she climbed carefully
—the ladder was old—pushed up tbe
trapdoor, and pulled herself through
the opening. From force of habit, for
she was not then thinking of trap-
doors, she locked It behind her, and
mode her way carefully over the
beams to her sanctuary under the
dormer window. There she sat down
heavily, to think. She thought, and
thought, and thought, until aer bright
eyes were so wide, so bright, so blue,
that of a sudden they seemed to hurt
her, and she shut them hard. Her two
small hands were gripped so tightly,
with Angers Interlaced so closely, thot
suddenly she knew they were throb-
bing wttb pain, half paralyzed, so that
sbe had to work them apart, slowly,
a finger at a time. But she did not
"Chain letter—on and on—all over
the world—thousands and thousands—
and nobody dares to stop because n
body would dare to break the chain—
for the blind—a home for the blind-
on and on and on."
Sudenly Ginger burst Into low
nervous laughter, and laughed and
cried and twisted her little hands, and
rocked hack and forth on the stool
In an ecstasy.
"Oh, oh, how heavenly, how perfect-
ly heavenly! 1 never could have
thought of such a brilliant thing. Oh,
as father says, I see the hand of the
Lord In tills!"
She pulled the stool fo the low table
which she used as a desk, and seated
herself with a professional briskness
Indicative of the oneness ot purpose
which prompted her. Selecting three
pencils from u large number In the
drawer, st.e sharpened them hrlskly
Then she drew her pad of paper
toward her, and opened It
Then she studied intently, chewing
her pencil. She wrote a hasty line,
and quickly scratched It out Again
she wrote, again she trownlngly diti
carded It Several times she re-
peated tills painful process, nut at
last, as so often happens, persistent
effort brought. Inspiration,, aud she
wrote fluently, without a pause for
"Our parsonage home for the blind
Is sadly In need of funds to carry on
Its noble work. Will you not con-
tribute Ten (!ents to this very worthy
cause? And complete the chain of
good vitiations by sending copies of
this letter to three ot your friends In
whom you have confidence? In this
way, this valuable Institution will en-
large Its circle of friends and will he
enabled to continue Its care of the un
fortunate and needy blind.
"We depend on you.
"Do not break the chain.
"B. Tolllver, treasurer,
"Red Thrush, Iowa.", '
Ginger was greatly pleased with the
formal tone of this letter. She knew
very well that If she received such an
appeal, she would contribute gladly—
If she bad tbe money. She read It
hy Ethel Hueston
over and over, adding a word, omit-
ting a word, substituting a word, until
tbe final version seemed Impossible of
The question to whom the letter
should he sent was subjected to deep
thought Indeed, It was more than
thought, so deep It was. Men. she
knew, were more susceptible than
women to personal appeal—partlcn
lurly when the personal appeals cume
from not unattractive girls. But worn
en were more superstitious and would
be more reluctant to bring upon itiem
selves the Implied curse thnt would
result from a breaking of the chain
As for location, she was not par-
ticular, except that It would be besi
to start at some distance from Ked
Thrush. Methodist Interests are close-
ly allied In neighboring towns, and
she realized the Importance of pra
recting the family name. Now Ginger
herself was deeply enamored of the
chain letter Idea, fo her It smacked
absolutely of the hand of Providence.
But one could never know Just bow
fathers and older sisters would react
to things, hence she realized It would
be the port of discretion to avoid
questions whose answers could not be
evaded. Ginger's unfailing resource
In an emergency was the dally press.
She got the last Issue of the Burling
con Hnwkeye. and studied Its col-
umns. Now, theoretically, a chain
should start from n single link, but
she was not willing to trust the
foundation ot her fortunes to one
small dime which might not he forth-
She decided upon three as a fair
start. "Three links are better than
one." she said thoughtfully. "And if
It starts three chains, so much the
When ever she came to the name ot
a woman mentioned prominently, she
put her finger on the place, closed her
eyes, and rrled to get a vibration
about It Finally the three letters
were written, enclosed in envelopes,
"Ah," she breathed ecstatically, a*
she turned back toward the parsonage.
Her heart was as light as the wings
of a butterfly. It seemed to carry hei
home. Already the old house looked
a new place to her, s rosy place, bright
wltb flowers, fresh paint, new furnl
ture. Thousands upon thousands
Helen herself had said It Thousand*
"Oh, I wish I had asked -or quar
ters," she thought "Such a very good
cause, nobody could begrudge It"
Had It not been for the pleasurable
excitement attendant upon Helen's
wedding, Glngei felt she could not
possibly hnve endured the strain of
the days that followed. Her confi-
dence in the outcome of her chain let-
ter home-for-the-biind was absolute.
Winters might come, with their con
sequent coal and coat bills, daugh
ters might go. with their petty love
nffalrs. hut Ginger Ella and the chain
letter would go on for ever.
Plans for the wedding took prece
dence over everything else, for Helen,
yielding to the argument that for her
In this case the way of genuine sacrl
flee lay In gracious acquiescence fo
plans already made, proceeded calmly
with her arrangements. 8he knew in
her heart that she would have pre
ferred a more apparent display of
her unselfishness. She would have
enjoyed a real martyrdom. She would
have been proud to stand gloriously
forth, to her fnther. her sisters, and
Red Throsli, giving up her marriage
for a year, for ten years, for ever, If
need be. But sbe wa? honest enough
to realize that the course of true
denial followed another channel
Mental rest, the doctors had pre
scribed, and that could never be had
In the sacrifice of his daughter's plans
The wedding was to 06 held In the
church, with the girls of Helen's Sun
day school class, the Rutheans, serv
Ing a buffet luncheon tn the Sunday
addressed, and Ginger took them at
once to tbe corner mail box. and put' other, and crumpled them In her hand,
school assembly room, the room that
was iiBoil for church dinners, socials
and the like. This luncheon was to
take the place of a home reception
The details of the ceremony had been
carefully practiced. Horace Lungley,
with Eddy Jackson no his best man,
was to wait in the small room at the
left side of the pulpit The brides-
maids were to gather In the primary
room, Just Inside the main entrance.
Helen decided that when all tbe
Invited guests sat silently wultlng
within the church, she, with her fa-
ther, would walk quietly across the
intervening space from parsonage
to church—such a very little way—
and while Ellen took rim on around to
the pulpit room on the right of the
altar, she would Join her attendant*
In the primary department.
For fully a week, although but ten
days had elapsed since the forging ol
the tlrst link that was to grow Into
an endless chain of silver dimes. Gin
ger had dogged the steps of the post-
"Letter for me? There's not? That's
But on the very day before the
wedding, as though to fill her cup to
utter overflowing, the postman deliv-
ered three letters addressed to E.
Tolllver, all In strange handwriting,
"Well, that's funny," stammered
Ginger, and held out a trembling Hand
and with the guilty consciousness of
Ijie evildoer, sure the very postman
bust be suspicious of such a sudden
purst of correspondence, she added.
"Bunch of uds, I suppose." She was
so excited that she fell off the ladder
three times before she finally got her-
self—and the three letters—Into the
attic studio under the dormer-window
She was trembling nervously. Her
chilly fingers tore uselessly at the
stiff paper, she had It open at Inst, a
dime rolled out upon the floor. She
seized and kissed It
"You're my nest egg," she whis
pered, "you're my lucky piece, you're
what some dumb farmer would call
She opened the other letters, three
dimes resulting. A sort of stillness
came over her. She sat huddled
Into a small hunch on the old stool
and read the letters—pleasant letters,
sympathetic, "It Is a Joy to help In
such good work," "God bless the
cause," "Pleasure to add my mite.'
"The darlings." said Ginger. "The
dear, sweet generous. Christian
souls/' Ginger had a significant habit
of Judging one's Christianity, not by
hla thoughts, hut hy hlf contributions.
Three dimes to her represented three
devout Christians. Very still she sat
on the old stool, very quiet, enveloped
In a sweet and grateful gladness. Her
mind leaped swiftly on, 10 expensive
curative treatments for her father,
new rich furniture to replace their
threadbare ahabblness, coal and steak
She klsBed the letters, one after the
to be burned.
"Little white angels," she called ten-
Then she cast about for a proper re-
ceptable for this Incipient fortune.
Three dimes, of themselves, did not
require much treasuring, but the
highly Imaginative eyes of Ellen TollI
ver looked already upon the thousands
and thousands. In neat little stacks,
that were to come. In another part
of the attic she ferreted out an old
doll's trunk, very dusty, very shabby,
bnt stout, well made, with a strongly
hinged top, and best of all. with the
old lock still Intact and the key
dangling from a string. Within It.
side hy side, she laid the three dimes,
and turned the key in the rusty old
lock. Then she moved everything
else off her desk, and directly In the
middle of It she placed the trunk,
royally nlone. The key she thrust un
concernedly Into the tnhle drawer
She was not afraid of thieves.
Her sigh was a great and glad one
"At lust fortune smiles upon the par
sonage, and all the Tolllvers In It."
she whispered Joyously. "Perhaps noi
much of a smile so far—Just a little
giggle, but a nice little giggle. The
poor little church mice are going to
surprise folks one of these days."
She wished greatly to tell her sis
ters of this sudden turn in the tide
of the family fortune, but that little
Inner monitor, which Ginger most 1111
scrlpturnlly called u hunch, warned
her against this confidence, and she
burled herself and her seething amo-
tions as well as she could In plans
for the following day.
Long before the high hour of noon
on Helen's wedding day, she was
daintily arrayed In her blue organdie
pirouetting up and down the hall from
rootn to room, hurrying everybody
criticizing the general appearance of
her sisters, hfterlng endless pert sug-
gestions. and always Inciting them to
fTO HE CONTINUED)
Improved Uniform International
(By REV. P. B. FITZWATER, D.D., Mem-
ber of Faculty, Moody lilhlw Institute
©, 1930, Western Newspaper Union.)
Lesson for February 2
PUTTING GOD'S KINGDOM FIRST
LESSON TEXT—Matthew «:l-24
(Print vv. 5-13, 19-21, 31-33).
GOLDEN TEXT—Seek ye flrBt the
kingdom of God, and His rlghteous-
nen.s; and all these things shall he
added unto you.
PRIMARY TOPIC—Being True to
JUNIOR TOPIC—Being Loyal to
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOP-
IC—Being Loyal to Christ.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOP-
IC—Putting First Things First.
Rivers Diverted From Beds by Fields of Ice
It Is a long way from present-day
floods along the Mississippi river back
to the great Ice age, but happenings
of the latter period hove considerable
bearing on the trinlB and tribulation*
of the valley dwellers.
Before the-grant fields df Ice wbrkee
their way down from the north. i
least two rivers, the upper Missouri
and the Yellowstone, flowed northeast
and emptied Into Hudson hay With
the advent of the sheets of ice, how-
ever, these two rivers were forced to
run to the south, and their combined
waters cut the gorge now followed
hy tbe Missouri through the Dakota!.
At the same time the lied river he
came a huge pond called glacial Luke
Agasslz, with an outlet to the Mlnne
sota river valley. Part of the water-
shed of the Red river became a per
inunent source of wuter for a river
(lowing to the south and the original
head of thq Missouri river. This' river
Is now known a? the James river.
With the melting of the great Ice
dam, the Ited river resumed Its normal
llow to the north, but the others con-
tinued to the south.—Exchange.
In the Reai to Stay
Be on time In life In both smnll an.,
large things. Keep up to date. Don't
limp Into line after everybody else tins
Having set forth in the previous
chapter the standards of the kingdom,
Jesus now exhibits the underlying
principles which control the subjects
of the kingdom.
I. As to Giving (vv. 1-4).
Alms were not to be given before
men to be seen of them. Doing alms
before men Is not condemned as thot
would oontradiet Matthew 5:10, hut
the doing of them before men to be
seen of them. To seek publicity in
doing our alms is to miss the reward
of our heavenly Father. The true
child of the kingdom will seek privacy
in doing righteousness, that he may
have the open reward of the Father.
II. Ae to Praying (vv. 5-15).
1. False prayer (vv. 5, 7).
This consists in (1) Praying to be
seen and heard of men (v. 5). Many
of the prayers uttered In public are
false, for there Is more thought of
what the people think than of what
God thinks. (2) Using vain repeti-
tions (v. 7). This does not mean thnt
wa should ask but once for a given
thing. We have examples of Christ
and Paul praying three times for the
same thing (Matt. 20:30-40! II Cor.
12:7, 8). It means the using of mean-
ingless repetitions. The reason Is,
"Your Father knoweth what things
ye have need of before ye ask Him."
2. True prayer (v. 6).
Since prayer Is a transaction of the
soul with God, there should be a real
desire for fellowship with Him which
moves one to meet Iliin In the secret
3. The model prayOr (vv. 9-15).
This Involves (1) Right relationship
—"Our Father" (v. 9). (2) Right at-
titude—"Hallowed be thy name" (vv.
9, 10). (3) Right spirit—"Give us our
dally bread, forgive us our sins, lead
us not Into temptation" (vv. 11-13).
III. As to Fasting (vv. 10-18).
The true reason for fasting is to be
found In the opportunity it gives for
a clear vision of God. Those who
have thus seen God will make it mani-
fest In a Joyful countenance.
IV. As to Earthly Riches (tt.
The Lord knew the temptations
which would befall tils children In
their earthly pilgrimage and the
anxiety to which It would lead; there-
fore He set forth the proper attitude
1. The nature of earthly riches
(1) Uncertain (vv. 19, 20). Earthly
treasures corrode, or are taken from
ns, therefore we should lay up for
ourselves treasures In heaven where
they are absolutely safe from corrup-
tion and from thieves. (2) Seductive
(v. 21). Christ called riches deceit-
ful (Matt 13:22). It Is not wrong to
possess enrthly treasures, but when
earthly treasures possess us, they be-
come a snare unto us. Excessive at-
tention should not be given to earthly
2. The pffect of earthly riches
(1) Blunt the moral and spiritual
perceptions (vv. 22, 23). Those who
become enamored of the things of this
world soon become Irresponsive to
spiritual things. When the heart Is
upon enrthly treasures, It Is token
from God. The double eye Is dis-
astrous to spirituality. (2) They ren-
der null and void nl! service (v. 24).
As soon as one's heart Is stolen by
riches, he Is rendered unfit for spir-
V. As to Faith In the Heavenly Fa-
ther (vv. 25-34).
'1. Be not anxious about food and
clothing (vv. 25-34).
Becnuse (1) It shows distrust
of God (v. 30). God is able to supply
His children's needs. (2) It is use-
less (v. 31). Anxiety can bring noth-
ing. While bringing us nothing, it
weakens our service. (3) It is
heathenish (v. 82). Those who have
not lenrned to trust God may worry
over temporal affairs, hut those who
know Him as a loving Father, will he
free from care.
2. Be anxious to seek the kingdom
of God and serve film (vv. 33, 34).
This means thnt worldly affairs
should be subordinated to spiritual
How often do we sigh for oppor-
tunities of doing good, whilst we neg-
lect the openings of Providence tn
little things, which would frequently
lead to the accomplishment of most
The grace of God can make believ-
ers live the Christian life anywhere;
and If they cannot be Christians every-
where, they cannot be anywhere.—
Wives have teen
known to boil their husbands'
authority of over-strong tohacco,
but good-bye pipel Well, it's time
those husbands discovered Sir
Walter Raleigh's favorite smok-
ing mixture. It's a blend of choice
tobaccosmellowed to a surpassing
mildness and flavor, and wrapped
in gold foil to keep it fresh. And
fragrant? Wives positively love it.
BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO
CORPORATION, Louiiwih, Kentucky
Balsam of Myrrh
Since 1846 has promoted healing:
for Man and Beast
All dealer* are authorized to refund your money
for the first bottle if not suited.
STOP COUGH QUICM
One swallow of Mentodene ends
cough in I minute. Amazing dis-
. covery of 3 New York specialists.
Quickest relief ever known for
coughs or colds. No "dope." Safe
even for babies. At all druggists.
Results of Absence
Absence extinguishes small passions
and increases great ones, as the wind
will blow out a candle and blow in a
The common cause of digestive diffi-
culties Is excess acid. S^oda cannot
alter this condition, and It burns the
stomach. Something that will neu-
tralize the acidity Is the sensible
thing to take. That Is why physicians
tell the public to use Phillips Milk of
One spoonful o£ this delightful prep-
aration can neutralize many times Its
volume In acid. It acts Instantly; re-
lief is quick, and very apparent. All
gas Is dispelled; all sourness Is soon
gone; the whole system Is sweetened.
Do try this perfect antl-acld, ond re-
member It Is Just ns good for children,
too, and pleasnnt for them to take.
Any drug store has the genuine, pre-
r. Milk ,
W. N. U., HOUSTON, NO. 5-1930.
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