The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 4, 1917 Page: 10 of 12
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PERNICIOUS ACTIVITIES OF KAISER'S
SPy RING LAID BARE BY COMMITTEE
disclosures show perfidy of von bernstorff
Ex German Ambassador Revealed as the Head and Front of Plots Aimed at
Interests of the United States—Possibility That ConQress Will Un-
dertake a Thorough Investigation of the Matter.
Following is the most startling and far reaching exposure of the activi-
ties of Germany's spy ring in America yet made public. Every statement
has been compiled by the United States committee on public Information
from official documents in the possession of the government, which hitherto
have been withheld from the press.
BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION.
Abounding additional revelations
of Count von BeriiHlorfl s direction of
(Ionium plots In tho I ulI«Ml Stlltc*
Hindu II iM-rtaln congress will miller
take n thorough Investigation.
Tho Investigation will be called as
anon us the slate department gives
the congressional lenders the word.
The disclosures, giving niuues on
Count von DernstoriT's pn.v roll, sped
fying ainounts, setting forth details of
plana to bomb munition plants and
blow up shipping, to spread (ierimin
propaganda and to foment the Irish
rebellion, were Issued through the com-
mlttee on public Information. The
facts and figures made olllclal Wash
ington dl/./.N with amazement at the
boldness of the game played by the
List of Persons Involved.
The list of well-known persons who
are alleged to have come under the
Influence of Count von HcrnstorfT as
IthtMl In the disclosures. Includes:
Justice Daniel F. Cohalan of the New
York supreme court.
Jeremiah A. O'Leary of the Ameri-
can Truth society.
Edwin Emerson, the correspondent.
James Archibald, the correspondent.
John Devoy of New York city,, edi-
tor of the Gaelic American,
Ray Beveridge, the California artist.
C. J. Waldron of Medusa, N. Y.
T. J. Dowling of Hartford, Conn.
Marcus Braun. editor of Fair Play.
George Sylvester Vlereck, editor of
the Fatherland, or as it Is now called.
Otto West, proprietor of the Hour
Glass, 303 Fifth avenue.
Paul Koenig. manager of the secret
service of the Hamburg American
Carl A. Heynan of the Hamburg-
American line, formerly acting Bra
illian consul In Mexico City and fcr
a time in charge of American con-
sular interests there.
Lansing Absolves Congress.
Given out as an ottUiul document.
the specific evidence linking Count von
llernstorfT up with the ramifications of
German intrigue and propaganda In
the Cnlted States provoked congress-
men to clamor for an Investigation.
To clear congress Immediately of
any suspicion which the state de-
partment's revelation may have direct-
ed unwittingly at its members. Sec re
tar> I.anslug dictated the following
"If there Is any misunderstanding.
1 shall say emphatically I do not sec
how the Hernstorff mesage in any
way reflects upon congress or any
member. Apparently It was the pur-
pose to employ agencies to Influence
them, of which they would have no
knowledge, and In case they were In-
fluenced would be entirely Innocent.
1 do not know what the organization
was. This expose Is apropos of tier-
man methods of peace propaganda and
there is no Intention of casting susj i
don on members of centres*
Within n few days a German news-
paper published in this country em-
ployed as a headline to an article deal-
ing with a rumor of German American
disaffection in this country the deris-
ive legend, "Ueb* Washington, uiagst
This is. of course, a parody on the
refrain of "Pie Wacht am Kheln," the
German national hymn*:
"Lieb Yateriand. magst ruhlg seln."
"Lover fatherland, be restful (or un-
In the parody it carries a sneer com-
hensible cnlj to one who understands
the German mode of speech and
Of Itself the lnst*«c* is slight. Hut
It typifies a certain Important phase
of the German pn agands which sub-
tly but persistently seeks to present
Germany's course in America In the
p* >t favorable Iig*■ t. e*ea to the ex-
tent of defending the Improper actlv-
sertatives before their passports were
larly quiet nnd unbusinesslike exist
enoo chiefly hy Hermans who had notli
Ing whatsoever to do Willi advertising.
The other was a large safe, hearing I tie
Insli-ula of the German Imperial gov-
Olio morning: In April. 1916. govern-
ment set-ret servleo men visited thl*
urns Wall street ofllos while Von Iffel
was preparing a iuhhh of papers which
he had taken from the safe for trans
fer In tho Herman embassy la Wash-
Find Lists of Spies.
When the pnpers were exsmlned hy
the department of Justice the reason for
Von lgel's determined fight beonme ap
parent. Here. In the form of letters,
teleKiiims. notations, cheeks, reeepts.
ledgers, enshbooka, cipher codes, Itsts
ot spies, nnd other memoranda and rec-
ords were found Indications—In some
instances of the vaguest nature. In
others of the most damning conclusive-
ness that the Herman Imperial gt.\
eminent through its representatives In
a then friendly nation, was concerned
Violation of the laws of the United
Destruction of lives and property In
merchant vessels on the high seas
Irish revolutionary plots against
Fomenting III feeling against the
United States in Mexico
Subornation of American writers and
Financing of propaganda.
Maintenance of a spy system under
the guise of s commercial investiga-
Subsidising of s bureau for the pur-
pose of stirring up labor troubles in
The bomb Industry and other relsted
KoenigVon Papen Commerce Bureau.
Perhaps the most illuminating single
document in the collection Is a letter of
July 20. 1915. reproduced as it ap-
peared upon the stationery of the "Bu-
reau of Investigation." This Innocent,
pretending agency was at the outset
the s> . ret service of the llamburg-
Amerlcan Steamship company. Under
Paul Koenig. its manager. It became an
adjunct to the Herman diplomatic secret
service. "XXX" Is the secret designa-
tion of Koenig. who is now under in-
dictments on criminal charges in con-
nection with this "diplomatic" work,
and Is Interned at Fort Oglethorpe
The person represented by the figure
"Tooo it Captain von Pa pan, foratsr
military attache of the Herman em-
bassy and the practical executive of its
underground system. The document de-
scribes the subterfuges of "XXX" (Koe-
nig* so that he might not be identified
by the mysterious when they met.
\\\ statea that none) was to be
drawn for ttie payment of 1150 to the
unnamed person, under peculiar precau-
tions through "Check No 14on the
Rlggs National bank. Washington.
dated July 16, payable to
signed . amount |lf 0. No rea-
son was given as to why the payment
was made." says the report.
Bombs in Coal.
Several days after the payment, the
recipient called at the "passenger of-
fice of the — line" and made a state-
ment which Is thus embodied in the
X \ \ report.
My name is . I have an office
at the building, but 1 do not care
to state my local address. 1 intend to
cause serious damage to vessels of the
allies lea\ing ports of the United States
b\ placing bombs which 1 am making
myself, on board These bombs re-
semble ordinary lumps of coal, and I
am planning to have them concealed In
the coal to be laden on steamers of
Ft nail) XXX states U it "the caller"
brought with him a sample bomb.
such as ha* been described to you by
the subscriber." and asks for the in-
The document Is lettered at the foot.
"O R to 7000 indicating th.it the se-
cret KfSat known as O K ' had trans-
■ tt d It t< V« a l a pen
Check Is Traced.
for the proof, direct and unes-
pab'.e. Oi'.e * '«. on t e K N.it cn
bank has been traced and added to
f secret service collection. It is pay-
> to K • < ami signed by Von Papen
erefore Yon Papen stands con\ tcted.
the evidence of a report claimed as
official document by the Hermans, ol
ying money to a p otter designing to
up merchant ships sailing from the
rt of New York. Tfc* person who made
s report is known to department of
otrpa e til M BMN Ka w • • # (||
%ln ; autt ' £< i statement from Per-
. transmitted by wireless for publica-
n in the New York Tlir.es in December
The He-man government has. nat-
e in t e pride of the
department of ■tsf« and a writ of habeas
before tho lord chief Justice of
Kngland that he escaped sut-cessfully
He was In Kngland and France
at the outbreak of the war. tie has a<
• ess to the great sources of Brltiah ninl
French nfthiul Information, lie wants to
«ro iii• iomm to Europe and seive secretly
Here's a Pteudo Labor Agency.
Plnseiy related to nnd to some extent
under the guidance of Von Ir< l was the
Herman and Austro Hungailan labor
Information and relief bureau, with
central headquarters at 13d I.lhertv
Hlnet New York cltv. nnd branches In
i 'levi-lutol Detroit. Hrldg< | ort Pitts-
burgh. Philadelphia nnd Chicago The
head of thin enterprise was Hans Lle-
bAu. from whorn It took Its familiarly
accepted name of the "l.lebau Employ-
That the Aiistro-Hungarlrn embassy
had taken official cognisance of the bu-
reau !• disclosed In the letter written
by the nmb.iM.sador to the Austro Hun-
garian minister for foreign affairs
which was found In the possession of
James F. J Archibald by th«* ltrltlsh
authorities August .'10. 191f
After Ammunition Plants.
In this letter the ambassador stated
It Is my Impression that we can ills
organise and hold up for months. If not
entirely prevent, the manufacture of
munitions in Hcthleliem and the middle
W est, which. In the opinion of the Her-
man military attache, is of Importance
and amply outweighs the comparative
l\ small expenditure of money involved;
but sven If ths strikes do not ootns off
It Is probable that We should extort,
under pressure 0f circumstances, more
favorable conditions of labor for our
poor, downtrodden fellow countrymen
"So far as Herman workmen are
found in the skilled hands, means of
leaving will be provided immediately
for them. Hestdes this, a private Ger-
man employment office has been estab-
lished which provides employment for
persons who have voluntarily given up
their places, and it Is already working
well. We shall also Join In. and the
widest support Is assured us."
The following representations on be-
half of the bureau's efficiency were
made, under date of March 1!4. 1916. ^n
a letter to the Herman ambassador, Von
"Kngiiicers and persons in the better
class tif positions, and who had means
of their own were persuaded by the
propaganda of the bureau to leave war
Cause of Strikes.
The report comments with uncon-
cealed amusement upon the fact that
munitions concerns Innocently wrote the
bureau for workmen (which, of course,
were not furnished) and continues In
reviewing later conditions in tho muni-
"The commercial employment bureaus
of the country have no supply of unem-
ployed technicians. . Many dis-
turbances and suspensions which war
material factories have had to suffer
and which it was not always possible
to remove quickly, but which, on the
contrary, often led to long strikes,
may be attributed to the energetic
propaganda of the employment bureau."
Von lgel's close connection with the
enterprise Is indicated by a number of
Items For example, there Is a nota-
tion to the effect that H. Sanson had
established a l.lebau branch office in
Detroit, an entry of paid to Dr. Max
Nlven of Chicago in February. 1913, for
the "labor fund" and an inquiry ad-
dressed by a bureau official to Von Igel.
asking whether the Bosch magneto
works manufactured fuses for shells,
the bureau having evidently been ap-
plied to for workmen for the Bosch
plant. The reply. In the negative,
stated that the company was "univer-
sally known for its friendly attitude
for the Germans."
John Devoy and "Irish Revolution."
Several lines of communication be-
tween the Herman diplomatic service
and the Irish revolutionary movement
are Indicated in the captured docu-
ments John Devoy of New York city,
now editor of the Haelic American, a
violent antl-British paper, was one of
the active agents of this connection.
Significant entries appear here and
there; references to messages from the
German embassy at Washington and
the Herman consulate at New York;
' mention of a secret code to be employed
in communicating with him and of a
"cipher Devoy;" also a notation, the
details of which remain undiscovered,
concerning "communication re matiu-
| facture hand grenades "
l evoy it was who acted, for a time at
least, as go-between for the German
secret service dealings with 51r Roger
Casement, executed by the British for
treason. There are several references
to money and messages for Sir Roger
| Casement, or. more briefly "R. C.," and
one record of a check for $l.iv'0 for Case-
ment, evidently handled by Devoy.
Letters to Bernstorff.
Devoy s intimate connection with the
Herman , .- is disci">« i m two lette:s
to Ambaesaior von Bernstorff, the texts
I of which follow :
New York, April 8, l9lo
The following communication from
confidential man John Devoy was duly
"letter dated March 72, delayed by
censor, seems conclusive that ftrst m< s-
I senger arrived safe with proposal to send
supplies and that cable was suppressed.
8 nd .v bo aafv Third, with change of
I plans, due about April 15."
John Devcv further requests that the
following telegram be dispatched to Sir
No letter now possible. All funds
sent home Sister and M s fam y well "
Should Sir Roger be absent or 111. then
-1 D revests ti at the telegram be de-
livered to John Monteith.
K X Si
To Hts Kx^el'ency. the Imperial Ambas-
sador. Count vou Bernstorff. Washinng-
I ton. D. C.
"New York. April 15. 191$.
"Herewith Inclosed a — report re-
i cetVSd bv us today from John IVvoy.
Kind y order further steps to be taken
i Tl e Important parts of the report were
I sent tlms today per teleg-am (8 COM '
l To the Imperial Ambaaador. Count Von
Bernstorff. Washington. D C
As to /.rrest of Roger Casement.
In view of the involvement of these
prom vent Irish-American leaders in • e
seven o'clock that evening. Meanwhile,
Casement had spent sovoral hours In an
It is not Improbable that the signature
at the bottom of the extraordinary
message which follows Is In the "cipher
Devoy" referred to In the Von Igel pa-
pers. New York Supreme Court Jus-
tice Daniel F. Cohalan ban long been
prominent In Irish-American circles,
though he has never been directly Iden-
tified with violent action.
That Judge Cohalan. however, Is held
In high favor by the pro-Herman ele-
ment of this country Is evidenced by the
fact that Vlereck's Weekly, In making
selections recently for the most Impor-
tant political offices In this country, puts
bin forth for the position of United
States senator from New York.
"Help Is Necessary."
The communication as translated Info
Von lgel's record Is typewritten, line for
line, below a cipher, except for the sig-
nature. which remains untranslated from
the oi Pinal cipher figures. It Is dated
New York, April 17. UM ?. numbered 33.'-
16. and Inscribed at the top "Very Secret."
"New York. April 17, 1916.
".Tourge Coholan requests the trans-
miss'.mi of the following remarks:
"'The revolution In Ireland can only
be successful if supported from Oer-
manv otherwise Kngland will be nble
to suppress If. even though It be only
| after hard struggles Therefore help Is
necessary. This should consist pri-
marily of aerial attacks In Kng and nnd
! i diversion of the fleet simultaneously
with Irish revolution. Then. If pos-
sible, a landing of troops, arms, and
ammunition In Ireland and possibly
some officers from Zeppelins.* This
would enable the Irish ports to be closed
against Kngland and the establishment
of stations for submarines on the Irish
coast and the cutting off of the supply
of food for Kngland. Tho services of
the revolution may therefore decide the
"He asks that a telegram to this ef-
fect be pent to Berlin.
"M82 8167 0230.
"To His Kxcellency
"Count Von Bernstorff.
"Washington. D. C."
Code Message to Moebius.
Along fhls same line is a code mes-
sage by wireless to Banker Max Moe-
bius. Oberwa 1strnsse, Berlin, which is
Interesting chiefly as showing the code
method of Important communications
practiced by the Herman official plot-
ters In this country. The code trans-
lation was found with the copy of the
message among Von lgel's papers. The
original Is a Herman dispatch which,
being translated into English, sounds
like an Innocent business transaction—
v I /.:
"National Hermanla Insurance con-
tract certainly promised. Executor is
evidently satisfied with proposition.
Necessary steps have been taken.
Not so innocent and harmless as it
looks, for what the message really
means Is this:
"Irish agree to proposition. The nec-
essary steps have been taken."
Plots Involve Trouble in Canada.
Canada was also the object of sollcl-
tous Interest on the part of Germany's
I representatives In America, as was
startlinglv proven In the plot to blow-
up the Welland canal. Another lesser
I but not unpromising enterprise against
! Canada was foregone by Von Igel be-
cause the volunteer plotter was too old,
| "though he has the best of good will"
and also because of his known connec-
tion with the Gaelic-American and the
Indian revolutionists Such is the in-
dorsement upon the letter, signed only
"X." who thus sets fortli his qualifica-
tions for fomenting disorders in Que-
"As honorary president of the first
Independence club started at Montreal
i about the time of the Boer war, and of
1 which Hon. Honore Mercier, now mlnis-
| ter of colonisation in ♦ e government
of the province of Qu -ec. was one of
i the vice presidents and later president
I am well known among the members
and Journalists In that organization
There Is now in the place of the
! Independence club a secret society
based upon its principles, aiming at the
British empire. ... It includes all
the former members of the Independ-
ence club and men high in Canadian po-
litical life The adherents are for the
most part French and Irish Canadians
I am in daily connection with
one of the leading men in the separa-
tion movement. Hon. J Hall Kelly,
who is a member of the legislative
council of the province of Quebec and
also a member of the government."
Captain Boehm Leaves.
For all this. Captain Boehm's author-
ity Is thus indicated over his own sig-
"The following memorandum was Just
given to me hy an acquaintance return-
ing from Washington. The 'acquaint-
ance' is a skillful journalist who has
good connections. I cannot vouch for
his reliability, but l know that he hates
the present administration and fights
it. His informant is a former secretary
of the Amercan embassy at Rome now
Captain Boehm himself was too loose
of tongue for the good of Ms service,
it would appear from a report of the
Herman military information bureau
dated March 21. 1916.
Captain Boehm decided to leave after
reports received here were submitted to
him to the effect that members of the
press were Informed as to his personality
and the purpose of his being here Too
great confidence in the members of the
American Truth society . . was prob-
ably the ca ;>e of his becoming quickly
known here "
So the notorious American Truth soci-
ety which so strenuously denied Its pro-
Herman a>soclations. figures as indl-
re.'tly linked up with Germany's secret
representatives Tills society is still ex-
tant. and Jeremiah A O'Leary, its mo\
ing spirit, is now the editor of Bull, re-
cently shut out of the malls for publish-
ing seditious matter.
Enter Viereck: George Sylvester.
Many inventors, some of them obvious-
ly ranks, are represented either by cor-
respondence or notation as having plans
involving the use of sundry devices of
destru ion One entry of the sort mer-
its spe ■ al attention because of the no-
toriety of the individual involved. Here
it Is. -.ranslated from the Herman record
. ■ Bsndsr O 8 Vitrei k.
Contents, inquiry as to bomb* 2 supply
offer Told to send further details."
Possibly the further details are ind1-
cat d in another entry of four months
that they prove undents*
mate relation* bet wot iV
V • d S* > ar ' plotter* a<:aiu*t the
law* ftftd tho security of this tllUlJI
promoted wholsaala destruction of Hfe
Office Is Established.
WORK OF GERMAN PLOTTERS
In the fall of 1914, shortly after the
outbreak of the war, t^e German em-
bassy established a publicity depart-
ment at 60 Wall street, under the di-
rection of Wolf von Igel. About two
years later this office was raided and
documentary proof obtained that Von
Igel was the chief spy and plotter of
a vast system maintained in the United
States under Ambassador von Bern-
storff's general direction.
Paul Koenig, pretending to conduct
the secret service of the Hamburg-
American Steamship company from a
New York office, was discovered to be
in reality one of the directors of the
German spy system in the United
States. He is now interned at Fort
Oglethorpe. In Von Bernstorff's code
he was known as "XXX."
In a report by Koenig to his boss.
Captain von Papen of the German
embassy, Koenig describes an agent
who has made bombs to resemble
lumps of coal to be placed on boaro
merchantmen sailing from New York,
for the purpose of blowing them up
while at sea.
Dr. Max Niven of Chicago is shown
as receiving $60 for the labor fund in
connection with establishing a branch
of German and Austro-Hungarian la
bor information and relief bureau In
The German embassy maintained
confidential relations with the Irish !
revolutionary movement, through John !
Devoy of New Ycrk (formerly of Chi- j
cago), editor of the Gaelic American. :
Through Devoy at least one check for
$1,000 was sent to Sir Roger Casement.
Daniel F. Cohalan, supreme court
justice of New York, is shown in a Von j
Igel cipher message as urging German
support for the Irish revolution.
George Sylvester Viereck, editor of
The Fatherland, a rabid pro-German
weekly published in New York city, is
noted in the German records as send-
ing inquiries as to bombs and picric j
acid. Viereck is still conducting his '
paper, having changed its name to Vie-
reck's Weekly since the United States
entered the war.
James F. J. Archibald, the magazine
writer, in whose possession the Brit-
ish government discovered official cor- |
respondentce between Von Bernstorff
and Berlin, is shown in one of the pa-
pers seized to have acknowledged re-
ceipt of $5,000. Edwin Emerson, an- j
other writer, got $1,000 from Von Igel.
Ray Beveridge, a California artist,
and sister of Kuehne Beveridge, the
sculptor, is shown to have received $3,-
000 of German propaganda money.
Could Do No Work.
Now Strong as a
Chicago. 111. —"For about two yeam
[ Buffered from a female trouble bo F
was unable to walk
or do anv of my own
work. I read about
pound in the news-
papers and deter-
mined to try it. It
brought almost im-
mediate relief. My
weakness has en-
and I never nad bet-
ter health. I weigh
166 pounds and am as strong as a man.
I think money is well spent which pur-
chases Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound."—Mrs. Jos. O'BRYAN, 1765>
Newport Ave., Chicago, 111.
The success of Lvilia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, made from roots,
and herbs, is unparalleled. It may be
used with perfect confidence by women
who suffer from displacements, inflam-
mation, ulceration, irregularities, peri-
odic pains, backache, bearing-down feel-
ing, flatulency, indigestion, dizziness,,
and nervous prostration. Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound is the 4t&n-
dard remedy for female ills
The Cause of the Commotion.
"What's the trouble up there In
front?" asked the cook of a rapid
restaurant, addressing one of the wait-
"Aw, Ilelolse said that Claudine
wasn't any better than she ought to
be," was the reply. "And Claudine
says she Is, too, nnd if anybody thinks
different she'll make 'em prove It.
That's how the customer pot.hit with
tho ketchup bottle."—Kansas City
WOMAN'S CROWNING GLORY
is her hair. If yours is streaked with
ugly, grizzly, gray hairs, use "La Cre-
ole" Ilair Dressing and change it in
the natural way. Price $1.00.—Adv.
Concerning the identity of the last
entry there might be room for doubt but
for a signed receipt from J. F. J. Arch-
ibald acknowledging the sum of $5.00
from the Herman embassy for propa
ganda work. What return Archibald
ever made In service is not Haar. except
that certain war correspondence fur
which lie contracted with New York
newspapers was so obviously prejudioed
on the side of the central powers that
they declined to accept It.
Kven with such liberal support "Fair
Play" did not fill the bill, for In Janu-
ary. 191 rt. a letter was written by F.
Sehroeder. a German newspaper corre-
spondent In Tokio. to the German diplo-
matic representatives lamenting the
lack of a genuinely Influential weekly
in New York devoted to Teutonic Inter-
ests. and suggesting that one Borsodl
might be the right man to conduct such
Viereck and Others.
Frequent hints of George Sylvester
Vlereck's journalistic activities appear,
and there are a few notations of "Pear-
son: Subject. Press." which may refer
to Pearson's Magazine, of which the
editor. Frank Harris, is strongly pro-
Herman. or may indicate a secret agent
named Pearson, who is the subjet of
The lecture platform Is represented
by Kay Beveridge. the California artist,
and sister of Kuehne Beveridge. the
prominent sculptor. In one entry Privy
Councillor Albert acknowledges receipt
of $."> <)00 from the embassy to finance
Miss Beveridge's lecture tour. German
war pictures were also to be furnished
though the alleged scope of the lecture*
was to 1 n | rlssd in toples allied to
Red Cross work.
Other figures of more vague Import
drift into light here and there in the
Von Igel papers or the bureau of in-
vestigation reports. Col. E O. Wood-
ford. an old British hater, appeam to
have received sundry sums of money
for service unspecirted. The following
letters found in the Von Igel papers re-
fer to Colonel Woodford:
New York. April 4, 1914
His Excellency. Mr. Von Igel,
New York. N Y :
According to a letter received her# '
today, the imperial embassy is of th* '
same opinion as myself—that money i
should not be paid to Woodford.
Please act accordingly and Inform
Woodford, if he should show up ther#
again, that Berlin has received the let-
ter rega'-'iing the sum to be paid and
has besides again been asked by tele-
graph whether money should be paid
I'ntll answer Is received from Berlin,
nothing more can be paid,
Colonel Woodford appears, however
fr «m the followh^t letter to have re
celved the sums promised:
New Ycrk. April 10. unit
Please pay the retnnlnde# of two hun
dred acid fifty dollars to woodford Ib-
is to receive $500 according to order
Please have the Inclosed receipt at
tested Signed P it
How far the plot goes will prol
never be known The spider. Von
had scuttled nwav to hi* own refu
Scene—Any country place, any place
at all. Time—Summer.
Mere Male Boarder—Ah, here Is a
cool, shady spot. I*guess I'll sit on
this bench and Invite my soul, as Walt
Whitman said. (Does so.)
Female Voice (close by)—Yes, that
Is exactly what they did to my sister
Julia. The poor woman suffered some-
thing awful for nearly four months
and none of the doctors we called in
could tell Just what it was that was
the matter with her. One said It was
one thing, and another would say It
was another. Finally, we called In n
specialist from New York, because
Julia seemed to be in such a bad way.
The specialist made an examination
and said we would have to have an op-
eration at once, or he wouldn't be re-
sponsible for my sister's life. He said
she had n complication of troubles, but
would you believe it, after they hat!
performed the operation they couldn't
Mere Male Hoarder—Good lord, let
me out of this! Is that all women can
find to talk about when they're away
In the country? I guess I'll stroll down
hy the lake.—A. H. Folwell in Cartoons
Woke the Next Man.
"Did you wake up No. 44?"
"No, sir. Couldn't wake hi in. But
I did the nearest I could."
"What was that?"
"I waked up No. 45, sir!"—Comls
Call a man a diplomat instead of a
liar and he will be pleased; yet it may
amount to the same thing.
When a girl shows a young man a
picture of herself she expects hlra
to ask for It.
Some men attempt to do a main tent
stunt on a sideshow ability.
. lentlv fr ^-German
not In purpose) to
T*r Ta. A. Dessar of
York city, had In
re s a matter for
the strands of the web that he
may still stretch over the clt\ or
which you who read this Inhabit
Holland a Way Station.
It hss long been an open seere1
Holland is merely a way hI.ii,.
shipments of contraband Into Hoi
i«. t i
Von Igel re
n ti r
V n Tzel
- K t* !
ta thl^wiatry. there was Ntal * his WUer appears*^? haw
at Wall street, an "ad\e-t's-ng of- ' fcSSSl *• tn ibttt J
flea pre* ded o>er by s big > man %,>ujd - • — , .?* referred to tV
of Teutonic aspect named Wolf von early * - f a ver a*n atta
Igel TVere were two peculiar features n-^Je aca t «n oxer commet a
about this ortlee One w * that t was j r atters In Orec Britain and It * >
lr«4Utat*d during two years of singu- only by appealing to the United 8taw#
Want Cohalan Senator.
day upon wb -h the British authorities
p eked up th* Irtsh leader, and were no1
presented to the stats department until
vea appears a
Tginc the mer-
fcrwarled the letter
it would do the most
"ous entry appears Ir
-e War Expenses.'
on and the
Fair Plav Mr l-raun
" Telegram front in
roundabout w \ \ f«>r c>t i
sent sale Holland .lOiij
trldgesl and '00 loni
get in touch tt Hit I toll
Sender will tttlitlvlei 1
H V I .• i IUI.lt |
one of the
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