The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1915 Page: 3 of 10
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THRILLS DULY !DEM*hbsareh#de
Iff SI FLYER
ONLY TWENTY YEARS OLD BUT
SHE LEADS ALL
I « OTHERS.
The premier attraction of tlie Oklr. |
homa State Fair, September 25 to
October 2, is Ruth Law, the peer of
all air pilots before the public today.
Her performances consist of sensa-
tional flights in which she performs
didoes in the air that make strong
men nervous—and she is only 20.
Loops and straight drops of 500
feet are old with her and this year
she added a new stunt. She takes
United States Says Railroads
to Mexico City Must Be
Opened Up at Once.
THE CUPPER HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA.
REMOVING DEAD FROM WRECKED STEAMER^
MORE VIOLENCE TOAMERICANS
Zapata's Soldiers Drag Diplomatic
Messenger From Car, Trample
Flag and Threaten Him.
In her latest air feat. Not imitated
by any other flyer.
up a male assistant with a parachute
and at a height of 1,000 feet drops
him from her Wrignt bi plane. She
acquires a speed of seventy miles an
hour before attempting this feat, to
secure sufficient momentum to "keep
Ths is one of the free features that
will greet you at the Ninth Annual
J* air. It alone is worth coming to see.
Play Your Own Hand.
In this land of opportunity you are
cautioned against merely recognizing
a good chance and stopping there.
IJreaming that there is money in some-
thing doesn't get the money out.
«Nitlier is the pin of playing one
man's capital against that of another
fellow the best way to set the get-
ting rich. You must invest your en-
ergy as well as money in order to
make success.—Los Angeles Times.
Truly a Remarkable "Bull."
Humor expresses itself in action as
well as words. The Irish rebels of 179S
enacted a "bull" of a remarkable kind.
They wished to annoy John Beresford,
a banker. So, forgetting that every
bank note that is lost relieves a bank
of liability, they collected at great ex-
pense a pile of Beresford paper money
and burned it with great sound and
Community Directed by Women.
One French community is directed
by women, not by chance, but by cus-
tom and necessity. This is the rocky
island of Ushant. dreaded by sailors,
which breeds a hardy race of seamen
esgaged either in the French navy or
mercantile mrine or in fishing, the>
work on lnd being done by the
Washington, Aug. 1—Demanding in
the name of humanity that food be
permitted to reach the starving people
of the City of Mexico, urgent repre-
sentations were sent by the State De-
partment tonight to Generals Car-
ranza. Villa and Zapata. The notes
declare avenues of transportation to
the City of Mexico must be opened to
Although the text of the represen-
tations was not made public, it is
known the document is a forerunner
of a final demand that the Mexican
factions end their strife and estab-
lish a constitutional government by
means of a joint conference.
Railroad Can be Kept Open.
Officials believe General Carranza
at Vera Cruz is in a position to keep
the railroad to the City of Mexico from
Vera Cruz open for transportation of
food at least as far as Pachuca, and
that either ha or Zapata, in oo-opera-
tion with Villa, can control the line
beyond that point. The dispatch de-
manding that the railroad be opened
and kept open was signed by Secre-
tary Lansing tonight and went for-
ward immediately to American repre-
sentatives at Vera Cruz, Torreon and
the City of Mexico.
Official reports from the City of
Mexico today said there was actual
starvation there and that conditions
generally were worse than ever. Peo-
ple of all classes are suffering for
food, although there is money in
plenty to purchase it.
Insult to American Flag.
A message from Vera Cruz detailed
an assault on an American citizen near
Puebla. and violation of the American
flag by Zapata soldiers. It served fur-
ther to arouse officials here to the
extreme gravity of the situation.
A new division of Mexican affairs
was created today in the State Depart-
ment. Heretofore Mexican relations
have been handled by the division of
Latin-American affairs. Leon J. Ca-
nova was appointed chief of the new
Advices to the American Red Cross
from Charles J. O'Connor, its special
representative directing relief work in
the City of Mexico, were communi-
cated to Secretary Lansing today. He
announced later that a determined ef-
fort to get supplies to the capital
would be made.
Reign of Terror in Capital.
"There Is a genuine reign of terror
In the City of Mexico, in so far as le-
gal procedure is concerned," read a
message to the department, dated
July 28, which also detailed an assault
on Allan Mallory, an American citizen,
by Zapata soldiers near Puebla.
Mallory, the report said, was in a
motor car with a son of the Chilean
minister to Mexico and two Spaniards.
The car, enroute to the coast, flew
the American flag and was carrying
Another Zapata Outrage.
Near Puebla the motor car was stop-
ped by a company of Zapata soldiers.
The occupants were pulled out and
the American flag was torn from its
staff and trampled upon by the sil-
dlers, who took Mallory and his com-
panions before a Zapata officer. They
were searched, their papers taken and
the two Spaniards sentenced to be
executed. Whether sentence was car-
rid out is not known, the message
bearing evidence of having been cen-
sored on that point.
Ill IK A PIIC
Thrilling Stories Told by Those
Rescued From Death Trap
TRAGIC SCENES ARE ENACTED
Men Fight Madly for Their Lives,
Dragging Women From Tempo-
rary Places of Safety—Eyewit-
nesses Teli of Tragedy.
Good and Bad Times to Sleep.
Sleep is soundest on cool, clear, dry
evenings, when there is little moisture
in the air and some mild movement of
the pleasast, soothing nsmosphei^e. On
cloudy, warm, soggy or even snowy
nights, other things being eual, sleep
was fitful, restless and unsatisfactory.
"These South Sea islanders are a
ueer lot They have many things
which are taboo, mustn't be touched."
"I see nothing strange about that. It
is the same principle on which we
carefully plant a lot of grass for peo-
ple to keep off of."
Kind looks, kind words, kind acts
and warm handshakes—these are a
secondary means of grace when men
are in trouble and fighting their un-
seen battles.—Dr. John Hall.
Size of the Earth.
To be exact, the diameter of the
earth from pole to pole is 7,899 miles;
the equatorial diameter being 7,925
miles. The slight difference of diame-
ter is, of course, owing to the flatten-
ing out of the poles.
THE JAPANESE CABINET QUITS
Tokio, July 31.—The Japanese cabi-
net. headed by Count Okuma as pre-
mier, has tendered its resignation to
Kmperor Yoshihito. This action fol-
lowed the resignation yesterday of
Viscount Kanetake Oura, minister of
the Interior, following an investigation
by the ministry of justice into bribery
charges resulting from the parliamen-
tary elections last March. Viscount
Oura's resignation was sanctioned by
the emporer after a report on the sit-
uation had been made to him by Count
Premier Okuma, believing he should
hold himself responsible for the acts
of the members of his cabinet, was the
first to tender his resignation. The
other ministers immediately decided
to follow the example of their chief.
After receiving Count Okuma the
emperor summoned the elder states-
men for a conference. A cabinet
change at this time is unpopular with
the public because of the war.
A U. S. Mission to Vienna.
New York, July 29.—B. Frank Davis
and Meredith A. O'Neil, who sailed for
Naples today on the Dante Alighieri,
were said to be going to Vienna on a
special mission for the United States
Arrest a Villa Consul.
Laredo, Tex., July 29.—Manuel de
Icaza, Villa consul here, was arrested
today by United States authorities
charged with the violation of the neu-
trality laws !n having recruited men
tor Mexican Htii*vice.
Chicago, July '< —Stories of joy—
a joy which Touna expression in tears
—were told by those rescued from the
river or from the death-trap hull of
the steamer Eastland.
In the crisis the women were the
stronger. While men fought madly
for their lives the women and girls,
after the first panic, quickly recov-
ered. Either they clung patiently to
rails and bits of wreckage, or, if
trapped in the hull, they waited calm-
ly for rescue or death. Rescued, their
thoughts for the most part were for
those not so fortunate.
With the men it was different. They
dragged the women from places of
temporary safety in order that they
might be sa\ed. They struggled mad-
ly to save life, not for others, but for
themselves. And some, when rescued,
stood stunned and helpless, watching
rthers at work.
RECOGNIZES HIS DAUGHTER.
Fred Swigert, a city fireman,
worked three hours lifting bodies
from the hold. Then a diver handed
him the body of a little girl. Swigert
placed the little body on a stretcher
and looked closely at the child's fea-
tures. He gasped and fell uncon-
scious across the body. It was his
Not until four o'clock did the divers
recover most of the bodies from what
was known as the second deck. Until
that time they had made no attempts
to locate any bodies on the first and
"BEST LITTLE FELLOW" GONE.
George Maley, office boy in depart-
ment No. 2136 at the Western Elec-
tric, was everybody's friend. His
cheering smile, his rapid thinking, and
his ability to please, even under the
most trying circumstances, Inspired
in all the stenographers and woman
clerks of the department a sisterly
love and in the men a "big brother"
In the morning he was among the
first aboard the Eastland, distributing
programs, smiling a cheering greeting,
and making himself the pet of the
crowd. During the afternoon more
than fifty women and girls tramped
from morgue to hospital and from hos-
pital to information bureau to Inquire
as to the fate of George.
At the bureau at 216 North Clark
street three pretty stenographers
gathered around the desk marked
"Names from J. to N," and asked
about George Maley.
"A relative?" one of the clerks
asked sympathetically, when no report
was found in his index.
"No. But the best little fellow you
ever knew," answered one, and led
the group away.
FAT MAN SCARED; TWO DROWN.
"I heard her flop over with a crash
and a splash," said William Raphael.
"I jumped out to the door and saw
what had happened. I saw two wom-
en come bobbing up to the surface not
far from the shore piling. I jumped
in to grab them.
"Some fat man, his face green with
terror, was making for them, too. I
got hold of the women and started to
pull them out.
"The fat man held onto the wom-
en's dresses, and I couldn't swim with
the whole load. I yelled at him, tread-
ing water as I fought He wouldn't
let go. „
"I kicked him in the face and made
him let go. I lost one of the women in
the struggle, but I got the other wom-
an to shore safely.
"All three of them might have been
saved if that fellow hadn't been scared
Into a frenzy. I am glad that I saved
ALL EXCEPT SON SAVED.
CaBper Laline, Sr., of 3718 Ogden
avenue, his wife and their daughter
Cecilia, thirteen years old, were res-
cued, but their son, Casper, Jr., eight
years old, is believed to have been
The Laline family was in a state-
room when the boat began to list and
water began to rush into the room.
They climbed upon a table, whence all
were pulled through a porthole to the
upper side of the overturned boat.
There the boy, Casper, disappeared,
and it was believed he had slipped off
the boat in the confusion and been
Frank Spencer of 5259 South Hobey
street saved two woman companions,
Mrs. K. Jena and her daughter Anna
of 1758 West Fifty-first street.
"The instant the hawsers were let
go the boat began to tip," Spencer
said. "I suspected what was coming
and lifted Miss Jena up over the rail.
Then together we managed to get her
mother up, and I scrambled up after
them. We all crawled up on top of
the boat as it turned over."
POLICEMAN SAW TRAGEDY.
With water dripping from his hair
and clothing, Policeman John H.
Sescherf probably one of the first to
go to the rescue of the passengers,
stood on the Clark street bridge and
gave a detailed description of the ac-
cident and of the scenes he witnessed
as men, women and children were
flung into the water.
He said he had assisted about fifty
persons to reach shore.
"I was standing on the bridge gaz-
ing at the boat," the policeman be-
gan, wiping the water from his eyes
and wringing his hair.
"I noticed that there was an awful
crowd on one side of the boat and
that it was leaning out towards the
water. I believed there were about
five hundred men, women and chil-
dren on that side of the steamer. The
promenade decks were lined. Then I
noticed the boat suddenly flop over
It just went over on its side without
the slightest warning.
"I saw scores of men and women,
many holding children, plunged into
the water. I rushed down to the riv-
er and jumped into a rowboat. I
pulled out the drowning as I reached
them. I think I got about fifty ashore.
Then came the flreboat, tugs and row-
boats, and I believe that all together
one hundred or more were taken from
the water. We grabbed the nearest
first and put them ashore. At one
time I had four women in the boat
with me. Others I aided by simply
lifting them from the water to th«
WOMEN PULLED AWAY.
Joe Lannon, who was at the soda
fountain on the lower deck, said:
"When the ship first started to turn
over everybody took it as a joke. The
dance floor on the lower deck was
crowded with men and women, most-
ly the latter. Then when the boat
listed over so far that the people be-
gan to slide across the floor the panic
began. 'Women and children first?'
Not on your life! I saw men tear
women and girls from where they
were clinging to rails above the water
in order to get positions of temporary
safety. There was nothing like chiv-
alry. The stronger dragged down ths
weaker into the water and usurped
their places, and usually the stronger
were men and the weaker were girls
and women. Oh, if the men had only
been ns brave as the women, the loss
of life would have been much less! 1
remember one girl—she was only
about sixteen—whom I pulled through
• he porthole. As she reached safety
she fainted dead away. In another
case I was lifting a woman out of the
water. She was heavy and I could
hardly raise her. A man grabbed my
foot. I shouted to him that all three
of us would be in the water and lost
if he did not let go, but he hung on.
Finally I raised my foot and kicked at
him The shoe slipped off my foot
and he disappeared. I got my own
footing again and hauled the woman
PEST III LIBRARIES
Silverfish an Enemy Universally
Housewives Will Be Glad to Learn
That There Has Been an Effec-
tive Method Discovered of Do-
ing Away With Nuisance.
(Prepared by the United States Depart-
ment of ARrifiiIt uiv. I
One of the most troublesome ene-
mies of books, papers, card labels,
I starched clothing and occasionally of
stored food substances, is the insect
known as the silverfish. This pest,
commonly known by such names as
the silverfish, silver louse, silver
witch, sugarfish, etc., is especially an-
noying to housewives from its habit
of eating into articles containing
starched clothing, linen or curtains, it
will frequently cause wall paper to
scale off, by feeding on the starch
In libraries considerable damage is
done by the insects to the binding of
books, and it will frequently eat off
the lettering 011 labels to get at the
paste beneath. Heavily glazed paper
seems very attractive to this insect,
and it has frequently happened that
the labels In museum collections have
been disfigured or destroyed by it,
the glazed surface having been entire-
ly eaten off. In some cases books
printed on heavily sized paper will
have the surface of the leaves a good
deal scraped, leaving only the por-
tions covered by the ink.
An effective means of getting rid of
this post is to spread a poisoned paste
upon bits of cardboard, and tuck these
Into crevices in bookshelves, back of
mantels, under washboards, and in
the bottom of bureau and bookcase
drawers. A thin, boiled starch paste
should be prepared by adding to the
flour from 3 to 5 per cent powdered |
white arsenic (poison), and then us-
ing sufficient water to boil into a thin
paBte. This should be spread upon
cardboard and allowed to dry. The
preparation, however, is poisonous to |
human beings as well as to insects
and it must be used with the utmost
care. The silverfish readily succumbs
to pyrethrum. and wherever this can
be applied, as 011 bookshelves, it fur-
nishes one of the best means of con-
Sodium fluorid, now recognized as
? one of the most efficient much pow-
ders, will doubtless also be equally
| effective against silverfish. Where
j such course is possible it may be
dusted by hand or with a powder
blower in the situations where silver-
For starched clothing and similar
I objects liable to injury by it, frequent
handling and airing and the destruc-
j tion by hand of all specimens discov-
j cred is to be recommended, in addi-
tion to the remedies noted above. Lit-
tle damage is likely to occur in houses
except in comparatively moist situa-
tions or where stored objects remain
undisturbed for a year or more.
REASON FOR THE MUSTACHE
In Evidence as Having Been Worn by
British Soldiers as Measure of
The correspondent who writes to a
contemporary suggesting that the
British war office authorities should
insist on soldiers being clean shaven
instead of ordering them to wear mus-
taches, might have alleged Teutonic
influence in the adoption of the mus-
tache of the British army. The idea
was first borrowed from a batch of
Austrian officers quartered with some
of our troops on the South coast dur-
ing the Waterloo campaign. It was
I then taken up by the guards, who very
: much resented any attempt 011 the
j part of mere line regiments to follow
the new fashion. The winter cam-
paign in tho Crimea led our men to
grow full beards for warmth, and
these, modified into flowing whiskers
("Picadillv weepers," as they came
to be called) 011 their return to Lon-
don, were long regarded as the mark
of the man of fashion.—London
Let Them Go Cheap.
Lady (in furniture store to new
clerk)—Where aro those handsome
sideboards that you had last week?
Clerk (embarrassed)—Oh, I—er—I
shaved them off day afore yesterday,
Spoils the Impression.
"Rogers has an intelligent face. If
ho didn't say a word you'd know he
"Yes; but the trouble is ho doesn't."
Women are acting as street cleaners
in Cardiff. Wales.
Kenton, Scotland, has a woman let-
A Summer Vacation
Avoid needless work, especially hot cooking, and plan
to pet all possible rest and leisure.
There are many ways. For instance, a hot breakfast
is uncalled for in summer. There s no excuse for early
morning cooking with Post Toasties in the house.
Nothing will please husband and children better than
a bowl of crisp, delicious
with cream or good milk.
There is pleasure in serving this dainty food and you
start the day without work or worry.
\^ith Toasties in the pantry it takes but a moment to
prepare a breakfast or lunch that pleases all—you save
time and temper.
Order a package of Post Toasties from your grocer
and start on your home vacation.
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